The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 17, 1890 · Page 5
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\i infc That reputation was long since established by Durant Bros. And we succeed in maintaining it against all odds. Our Stock this season for the Holiday Trade * is very complete, and contains BOOKS, Toys, Games, Etc., all elegant in design and forming a splendid assortment from which to select Holiday presents for both old and young. We solicit patronage and guar- scintee our prices to be the very lowest. NOTE—Any book or other article not in stock will be ordered and promptly received and furnished at the list price. Remember we are headquarters for Books of all kinds. All the daily papers always on sale. Come in and see us whether you buy or not. DURANT BROS. PBOHIBITION RED MEN. FrotitmtlonAmnng tins Cherolteen—An Ol«l Ijettor Written by Prof. Colby. ED. ItEPunucAN: My jurisdiction as superintendent of education in the south originally included Missouri, Arkansas and Indian Territory. In one of my visits to the Territory I came across a copy of the Cherokee statutes, and spent a half day in reading up on Indian prohibitory legislation, an abstract of which I sent to the Wisconsin Chief at the time. As I have just come across a copy of the paper containing this brief summary, I send it herewith, thinking the facts may interest others. It is well known that the U. S. government prohibits the introduction of intoxicating drinks into the Indian Territory. The fuct that the Cherokees themselves enacted and enforced a prohibitory law more than 50 years ago will, I think, be news to most people. W. M. COLHY. Wesley, la.. !>««. R, '!in. Thanksgiving and the Holidays Near at Hftnd* Get Ready for the Turkeys. Until January 1, 1891, we- will sell all sizes of Platters (J. & GK Mekin's Iron Stone China) at a Discount of 20 Per Cent. We have a nice tine of Lamps and, Chamber sets, get prices before you buy. Call C3-OOIDS. You will find the largest assortment of Winter - Foot - Wear I, -AT- Teachers' Department. r this Department are earnestly solicited iVotp tlie teachers. Look here, "M," and reflect. For every shilling tlie goose cost the pig would cost 3 shillings and the calf 6 shillings. Now divide 30 shillings into the proportions 1, 3 and «, and you have the respective cost of each animal, goose 3 shillings, pig 9 shillings, calf 18 shillings. Next. A. N. SKV.EH. Boot and Shoe Store. Arctics, German Socks, Ladies 9 Fleece-Lined Shoes, Felt Boots, Gloves, Mittens. The Bancroft schools are full to overflowing. Prof. Doderer reports 187 enrolled in four rooms, of which 54 are in the second primary. An effort is being made to secure another teacher and to organize another department. The question of organizing an independent district has forcibly presented itself and many are considering it. An independent school board would be able to meet all emergencies* that would present themselves. The township school board meets on Saturday to consider the text book question. Wholesale Land Deals. and Miss Delia Smith, at the residence of the bride's father in Portland township. Tlie contracting parties are well known throughout this neighborhood and start together in life with the brightest of prospects, and have the best wishes of all who know them. The ceremony was performed in the presence of about iif'ty invited guests, and the happy couple were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents. The Presbyterian church was well crowded last Sunday morning at the Methodist s«rvic«. • Eev. Williams, the Presbyterian minister, will hold a series of meetings commencing on Tuesday evening ot this week. Preparation is being. made for a grand time Christmas eve in the interest of the Sunday School. The German M. E. church will have Christmas entertainment also. Every place in town that can be fitted up for a family is being prepared and there is a demand for houses. Business is very brisk and everyone that wants something to do has it. Burt has around it an excellantfarm- ing community, with the land well taken up. The future prosperity of this town is good. HEBRON. Special Correspoudence. . HBURON, Dec. 15.—Henry Thompson is visiting with the Johnson family. Miss Ida Sabin returned home from Elmore Saturday last where she has been working. The Elmore Hour mill is running and they make a good quality of flour. T. B. Brown has a span of 2-year old colts that tipped the scales at 2,290. John Underdahl has moved into his new house. had an upward tendency since the cold snap began. , Rev. Pratt will be installed as pastor of the Presbyterian church of West Bend, on Friday evening, Dec. 19th. Bey's Bailey,, of Cedar llapids, Cald- Sioux in well, of Livermore, and Duty of ! City, will be present to participate the ceremonies. John Dooloy departed last week for Texas where lie has a job railroading, lie went by way of Elgin and Chicago for a visit with old time friends. John will show tlie Palo Alto people in Texas the West Bend Journal and tell them of the great progress the town is making. Society is in the greatest state of expectancy regarding the Christmas dance. The finest of music has been engaged for the occasion and the elite of the city and country will be in attendance. Mr. Cuplin is going to great expense in giving this dance and should be liberally patronized. WHITTKMORE. Special Correspondence. Dec. 15.—Mr. G. E. Williams the new barber has arrived and can be found at his post ready for business. Miss. Rose Wright of West Bend is visiting friends at Whittemore this week. The I. O. G. T. mass meeting was a very pleasant affair. All enjoyed the lectures of Prof. G, E, Hill immensely. Several Lodges in the district were represented and all reported a very profit- able'session. Mr. Smith Carlisle after a long and painful illness of cancer of the stomach died Sunday evening Dec. 14. A large circle of friends will mourn his departure. He was buried to day and a long procession of friends followed his remains to the cemetery Mr. Norman Coller, of Ramsay, who is in attendance as a juror at the district court, gives some interesting facts regarding the rapid settlement of Ramsay and Hebron townships the past season. lie says that three parties have sold fifty-five quarter sections since harvest and that land dealers from Bancroft and Algona have located a good many more. Wild land was selling for eight dollars an acre in that locality last year, but now it has gone up to fifteen, and the prospect is that by the close of next season there will not be an eighty left that can be had at that figure. There is considerable land there, he says, that is held by eastern parties, who refuse to sell at any price now obtainable, preferring to keep it out of the market until all other available lands are sold and then get double prices. The settlers break up their farms rapidly and put them into flax, which has been a sure crop at good prices all through the period of failure in Dakota and Kansas. The doubling of these lands in price just now need occasion no surprise. The men who take them would have to pay four times the price for less valuable land in the localities from which theycame,wheth- er it be in Illinois or central or eastern Iowa. The days of cheap lands are passing away, and parties who want to piece out their farms or get new ones will have to act soon to avoid paying fancy prices. TKUHITOHY—riumunTioN Sister Emma:—Till within a week I was not aware that the country known as the Indian Territory, and which looks on the map so much like the interior of Africa, was a place of so much interest, both to the moralist and to the political economist. I have seen no portion of the south that .can favorably compare with it in healthfulness and fertility of soil. Here is bottomland and iip-hmd, hilly land and level land, prairie and timber. Building stone is abundant, and coal abounds. Among the Cherokees are free public schools, no taxation, and prohibition. Let me give your readers a synopsis of Cherokee prohibitory legislation. The first act, passed September 28, 1839, provides, ''That the introduction and vending of ardent spirits in this Nation shall not be lawful." • An amendment to this law which took effect Jan. 1, 1842, provided that the offender should haye his liquor "wasted" and pay a fine of not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars. A further amendment in 1843 authorized the sheriffs "to procure search warrants and examine places where there is reason to believe liquor is concealed." In 1849 sheriffs are further .authorized to summon a posse "to assist in the wasting of spirituous liquors'," and a final amendment to this "Maine Law" in 1850, rendered it still more stringent. This law is very effectually enforced and there is at the present time greater personal security in the Nation than in the adjoining states of Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. Steamers coming up the Arkansas river must unlade their liquors and clean out their bars at Ft. Smith. Separate schools are being established by law for the benefit of the negroes. In the Creek Nation freedmen participate in the annuities, and. are allowed to attend the same public schools. They are, in short, made Creeks, and entitled to all the priviliges 9! native, citizen Creeks. This, bear in mind, is the existing state of things among Red Indians. Now mark the contrast. In the Christian (?) state of Arkansas lying contiguous to this Indian Territory, there are no public schools for any class; there is the most burdensome taxation; substantially free trade in liquor, and, (I speak from personal knowledge,) less security for life and property. I repeat that these facts caiinot fail to interest the student in political economy as well as the moralist. One is prompted to ask—without Jt3T"Note a Few of our Bargains: WE ARE AGENTS FOB ROCK SALT. Eggs 18 cents. All kinds of 5 cent yeast for Soda per package Axle Grease per box Lewis Lye per box Gloss Starch per pound Clothes Pins per dozen We are still selling Boots and Snoes very cheap, in and let us fit you. .03 .05 .00 .10 .05 .01 Come Townsend & Langdon Blanket Sale! This Week and: Next. Jill M, larjs !k We also have a few of those lattots Left. Those who wish something; nice will find it with us. If you have not all the Bedding you want for this weather,, recollect, will still sell those full And if you want Cotton Batts, he has got a good one at lOc. The Demorest Medal Contest. UNION. Special Correspondence, UNION TWP., Dec. 16.—Hammering on the stand pipe can be distinctly heard these lovely mornings. Charles Sch ryver sports a fine new buggy. Gertie Wheeler is convalescing. Andrew Barr and family spent Sunday in Portland. Mrs. Hatton from Wisconsin is visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. D. Patterson. The meetings at the Friuk school house closed Friday evening. Several converts are reported. The Methodists are to have an Xmas tree at the Frink school house Christmas eye. Come everybody and help to make it a success. A grand jubilee and necktie social will be giveu by the M. E. society at William BossingUam's on Friday evening of this week. The girls are to jn,akethe neckties and bring them to the social, when they will be put in envelopes and sold at auction. The proceeds are for the benefit of Bev. Faus. Come out and have a good time. WE8T BJENJJ. Journal: Immense quantities of hay are being shipped from Wesjb Bead to Chicago. On some d«yi ajboiit on* third ol Chicago's hay receipt^ come from West Bend. The price of bay has HOARDING. Go to Mrs. S. D, Hamilton's for board, with home privileges. Town boarders particularly invited. 11-18 NOTICE. All parties knowing themselves indebted to J, H. Queal & Co. will please call and settle either by cash or note on or before January 1,1891, or same will be left with our Attorney for collection. 11-18 W. W. WHBBMJII, Agt. The lies Molue* News Free. We will send the Des Moines Weekly Hews (the favorite family newspaper of Iowa—8 pages brimful of choice reading matter) and the Cosmopolitan Magazine, (the best and brightest of the four great Illustrated magazines,) both for $3.10 a ¥ ;ar, the price* of the magazine alone, his makes the Weekly News practically free. Or we will send the Pes Moines Daily News and the Cosmopolitan Magazine both for 15.00 a year. These prices are only for new subscribers for the magazine, but old subscribers of the Hews may avail themselves of either offer. Weekly News alone by mail fl-00 a year; Daily News alone by mail $4.00 a year. Subscribe at once. Address TUB DBS MOINSS NEWS Co., DesMoines, low*. Act* at once, never fails, DeWitt's cough gad consumption cure. 4 remedy for asthma and thatfeverish Below is given the program of tlie Demorest Medal contest, which will be held in the Congregational church next Friday evening. The admission fee will be: Adults 20c, children lOc. The proceeds are for the benefit of the Algona Beading Boom. It is a worthy object and we urge all to attend the contest who can possibly do so: PJROGBAM. Music. Prttyer. No i—An Appeal to Americans, No. 2-Tlie Original Liquor League. No. 3—The Bible and the Liquor Traffic. No. *vriie Martyred Mother, Music. No. 6—Young America's War cry. No. e—Our National Curse. No. 7-A Kum Seller's Legal Bights. No. 8—A voice from the Poor House. Music.. Decision of judges and conferring of medal. Benediction, -*-<»*Remnants of Satin and Plushes for fancy work sold cheap by MATSON, McCAM- & Co. hope of receiving satisfactory answer however—what is the meaning of "civilization?" What constitutes a Christian state? Yours in F. II. & C, WM. M. COLBY. Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. April 3,18B7. . K< 9 >-< Cliuvcli Dedication at Corwitli. Coitwrai, Iowa, Dec. 15,1890. Ed. llcpubUcan;— Sunday, December 14, was a great day at Corwith. All the best people of the city and surrounding country gathered in the new M. E. church to witness the ceremony of dedication. The rostrum, which was adorned with flowers, was occupied by Presiding Elder Bev. W. A. Black, the pastor—Bev. 1.1. Thompson, Bev. F. W. Luce of Clear Lake and Bev. Noty of the Episcopal church. A large choir rendered excellent music. Bev. Luce preached an able and eloquent dedication sermon from Acts xvii, xxiii, "To the unknown God,"etc. After an appropriate anthem Bev. Luce skillfully presented a paper to which was promptly subscribed the magnificent sum of $1,598. When this result was announced the congregation spontaneously burst into a storm of applause. The trustees then came to the front and presented the church for dedication to the Presiding Elder, who conducted the impressive service of the ritual. Elder Thompson is to be congratulated on having a church and parson age that would ornament any town in Iowa. t~t»t~> Company F's. Standing 1 . Capt. Cooke kindly hands us the report of the inspection passed by the Sixth regiment at the encampment last fall. Company F. makes a very favorable showing, standing second in the regiment on the general average, and averaging two per cent, higher than last year. The company is to receive forty stand of new Springfield rules. The report below speaks well for Company F. and Capt. Cooke's efficiency as an officer: He still quotes low prices on Overshoes "Wool Boots, Mitts; and Underwear. flarm Loans AT 6, 7, 7 aud a half, and 8 per cent, on five to ten years time with privi^ liege of partial payments before due. In- 7 terest can.be paid at my office. Save money by calling on me before you apply for Loan. J. W. BARTLETT. LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Best of Horses and Carriages.. West of Thorington House. M. Z. GROVE, MANAGER. We can now maKe loans on Improved Lands from one to ten year's time and give the borrower the privilege of laying the whole loan or any part thereof in even $100 aS any time when .Interest falls due. This Is Iowa Money, and no second mortgage or coupons are taken. This plan of making a loan will enable the borrower to reduce his mortgage at any time and save the interest on the amount paid. Money furalshed at once on perfect title. Call on or address. HOXIE & REAVER, Algona, Iowa. Farm Loans, Abstracts, «&G GO. At Lowest Rates and op*, tional payments. Interest payable at our office. If you want a loan call on us. we can save you money. JONES & SMITH. All those owing me will please bear in mind that I roust bave my accounts settled toy th*lst. of January. 13-18 G. M. HOWABO. Millinery and Holiday Goods. We bave a new stock of vases, handkerchiefs, iewiery, dolls and notions. E. RJSBVB & Co. A. Coufli Syrup Tb«t Cun Jte Belied Upon. Beggs' Cberry Cough Syrup gives wonderful satisfaction wherever it is tried- It allays irritation of tUe throat and bronchial tubes, makes expectoration easy, and relieves all soreness of the luggf «w cbest. Every bottle i« warranted to give satisfaction. Price 35c, 50c, and *1 per bottle. The large bottles are cheapest. Soli by F. W. Pingley. *Q you* pofft^liffto W SIXTH BEGIMSMT. Cotupauy A.. . oi :: S:: 8-- Av.of Beg--. 91 4-6 75 738-6 70 79 1-6 766-6 814-6 TO 1-8 883-6 802-11 IT WILL PAY YOU —TO CALL AT IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF Winkle Bro's. Stoves or Hardware. HirwnQ. Wheeler, Odeboldt, 8ao Co., Iowa, will sell a first class Po'chew" 1 w SbB 'mm for 11,000; two or three yean* tUuTHe has the largest imp orta- tkTof 4p&t hows made to America this Election is (her-So is High Prices for Sto?es I have a full line of Oopks and Heaters, among which Is the celebrated SOUND OAK, landing at the head of the soft coal burners. I shall meet all competition, selling at bottom prices. Take one. Gi M» HOW ARP« Note Heads and Envelopes. 1 TH1M 4T

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