prepared from Are Corn Starch form
the purest and most healthful food that
can be made from refined Indian corn.
One trial will convince any one of its
natural richness and rare flavor.
The art of starch-making , old as it is ,
has been carried on to this day in al
most all instances in a crude empirical
way , and it is astonishing that science ,
which is the moving spirit of rational
manufacture , should have done so little
in this century towards the advancement
of the methods of production of an art
icle so universally used. All processes
of starch manufacture have been divided
into two classes , the unehemical or sour
process and the so-called chemical or
alkaline process. But both processes
WimUE THE PRESIDENT OK the
STARCH COMPANY BEGAN BUSI-
NKSS IN NEHRASKA.
have failed to produce a starch that can
lay claim to any approach to purity.
The sour process starch is contaminated
by the fermentation and putrefaction of
the grain , and the resulting impurities
cannot bo gotten rid of by any subse
quent operations without making the
process too costly for commercial pur
In the chemical or alkaline process
such fermentation and putrefaction is
also unavoidable in
the first stages , but
does not go so far.
In the subsequent
use of weaker or
stronger solution of
alkalies is supposed to
be the correcting and
purifying virtue of
the process. But as
these solutions can
only be used of mod
erate strength , on ac
count of the high cost
of these chemicals and
the danger of affect
ing the starch , the re
sult aimed at is never readied , but , on the
contrary , a new impurity , foreign to the
nature of starch , is brought in , which ,
together with other products of decom
position , by its action on the nitrogenous
juid fatty substances of the grain , can
not be eliminated entirely. Consequent
ly , the chemicalled or alkaline starches
are not purer nor stronger than the un-
chemicalled kinds ; they only differ in
the nature of the impurities.
Pure starch has several characteristic
properties. It is distinguished by the
absence of all impurities in color , smell
and taste. Pure starch is perfectly
white. Any color at all is a sign of im
purities , and not of strength , as most
manufacturers claim. It nns no disa
greeable order ; that only arises from
fermentation and putrefaction. Pure
starch is not strong in this respect. Nor
does pure starch taste strong. A strong
alkaline taste is n sign of impurity.
In presenting "Argo" starch to the
public we offer a starch that lias all the
characteristics of pure starch ; it comes
nearer the ideal of purity than any
starch on the market. As it is made
without fermentation or putrefaction in
any stage of the process , it is absolutely
free from the products of such decom
As it is made without the use of alka
lies it is free from the products of their
chemical action , and free from alkali
itself. Its whiteness and all other qual
ities proclaim it the purest starch in the
market. "Argo" represents a triumph
of science , correctly applied.
XKIiUASKA CITY , 18O ( FKOM IOWA SHOKB ,
* Present Site of Starch Works.
Auoo jNlAXUFACTUiuxo Co. , Nebraska City , Neb.
JOY MORTOIN & CO.
MANUFACTUHKIIS AND IKAIKIIS IN
ARCiO STARCH SAL SODA
CEREAUS SAUT SODA ASH
General Office. , F iei * No. 1 , Chicago.
Shipping Docks and Soda Factory Saltworks :
C. B. & Q. SLIP I. 0. PIER 1 , OHIO AGO. WYANDOTTE , MICHIGAN ,
BELT BY. , C. R. I. & P. SO. CHICAGO. HUTCHINSON , KANSAS.
Starch Factory and Cereal Mills , Nebraska City , Neb.
TA ICY CONVOCATION.
The Trans-Mississippi Exposition at
Omaha is a magnificent illustration of
oiniiiia , Scpii-niiici- the inventive gon-
ij ; , M mid ir , I SDK ius , the generosity
and the patriotic pride of the American
The convocation of students , adepts
and specialists on the currency question
materializes at the Auditorium of the
exposition grounds on September 155th.
The debaters in favor ot the unlimited
free coinage of silver at Hi to 1 have the
first day. The advocates of the contin
uance of the present single gold stand
ard have the second day the 14th and
greonbackers and the advocates of a pa
per currency to bo furnished by banks
have the third day the loth. The in
terest in the coming debate increases.
Warner , Bryan , Atkinson , Carlisle and
Towne , of Minnesota are among the
. . .STATEMENT. . .
Merchants National Bank
OF NEBRASKA CITY , NEBRASKA.
, JULY 1 , 1808.
U. S. Bonds. IH.OOO.OO
Other Stocks nnrt Bonds. . 8 , ( : > l.l : !
Ranking House and Fixtures . 7 , IOO.OJ
Cash and Due From U. S. Treasurer 228,701.41
Total. . * l51,2i7.88 (
Capital .stock. . . . . 50,000.00
Surplus and Profits IK ) , 181.07
Circulation . . . . .
Deposits . . . . . 359,536.21
Total. . . $151,2(57.83 $ (
OFFianits AND I > IUICTOHS : :
H. N. SHEWELL , VICB
W. A. COTTON ,
R. O MAKNELL , CASH i Kit.
JOY MORTON ,
.T. T. SHEWBLL ,
E. A COTTON.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
W. L. WILSON , Prest. ROBT. LORTON , Vice Prest.
H. D WILSON , Cashier.
Capital Stock $100,000 , ,
Surplus and Profits $7,000.
ROBT. LORTON , DAVID BROWN , ROBERT PAYNE ,
W. L. WILSON , H. D. WILSON.
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