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J. A.. JCilitor. : BANCROFT, IOWA, AUGUST 19, 1891. CHURCH DIRECTORY. B ANCROFT - rRKSnYTKRIAN services In the school house, . Smuhiy _ ., ........ , School nt 3 p.m.. preaching service nt * p, ; in.,. prayer meeting Thursday evening. Everybody invited. . Risv. D. WILLIAMS. I'astor. F IRST BAPTIST nnmcir, of Bancroft, preach- ina service each Sunday at 10 :30 it. m. and S p. m.7 Sunday School at 12 m.. Lords suppor the ftrst Sunday In each month at ; 1 p. m., prayer meeting Thursday evening. Loyalists meet on Tuesday evening, Covenant meeting the last Friday evening in eacli month, choir practice Saturday evening,. Everybody invited, strangers especially weicon^ ^ CmiM1NS< rilslol , B ANCROFT M. K. CHURCH, preaching service each Sunday at 10 :30 a. m. and 8 p.m., class meeting preceding each service at ringing of second betf Sunday worth League on School at 12 m., Tuesday evening, prayer , meeting Thursday evening, choir rehearsal Friday evening. Ladle's AidSocietv meets Wednesday afternoon. A cordial invitation Is extended to all to attend these services. UKV. A. G. WARD, Pastor. S T. JOHN'S CATHOLIC cnuncH, regular services : Instruction from 10 to 10 :30 a. m., high mass and sermon from 10 :30 to 12. Holy mass each morning in the week at 7 a. m.,Mar- rled Ladle's Society meets the first Sunday of every month after the sermon, Young Ladle s Society meets the second Sunday of every month after the sermon, Young Men's Society meets the third Sunday of every month after the sermon. Everybody is invited to attend these services. . J. SCHEMMKL, Pastor. B ANCROFT SWEDISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, preaching service once a month, meeting every Sunday at 10 :30 a. m., Sunday School at 12 m. each Sunday, Ladle's Aid Society meets every other Friday. Kiev. A. ELFSTROJI, Pastor. F RKK METHODIST CHURCH, Treadling ser- vico at Warner school house at 10 o'clock a.m.. at Bancroft school house at 2 p.m. and at Bratland school house at 8 p. m.; all of these services on the same Sabbath every two weeks. BEV. CHAS. NOLTE, Pastor. TALKS OF THE TOWN. Subscribe for the NEWS. Geo. Wells arrived home last Saturday. Dr. Peters was at the hub last Saturday. E. L. Mantor was in town last Monday. Prof. Andesson was at the hub last Monday. Miss Minnie Breese went toAmes last Wednesday. Miss Effie Wolcott was at Burt last Wednesday. G. R. Woodworth was at Algona last Wednesday. Dr. E. E. Sayers of Algona was here last Monday. Jake Winkel of Algona was here last Monday. John Albright of Algona, was here on Saturday last. W. T. Felis returned from his Kansas trip last Friday. Win. Ormiston, of Seneca, is reported as being very sick. Go in and look at that new line of watches at Sundstrom's. Dr. Cutler has ordered a $136 tubulai furnace for his residence. Rev. T. K. Gale will preach at the M. E. church next Sunday. T. W. Robison stayed over night in Algona one night last week. F. A. Kenyon returned from his Pomeroy visit last Thursday. Chas. Elvidge of Burt was among Bancrofts callers last Monday. Mallory & Hofius have something to say in these columns this week. Miss Gazelle Alcorn, of Seneca,spent two days of last week at Algona. Lawyer Pangburn, of Elmore, AY as here between trains last Thursday. J. A. Winkel did some fencing on his place north of town, last week. Just look over the NEWS' advertisement columns if you want bargains. . Did you read the Farmers' and Traders' Bank's new adV If not, why not. Mrs. C. R. Morehouse and Mrs.F. R. Anderson were at Algona last Friday. John Rude is putting up a new barn on his place in the west part of town. J. It. Jones was in town starting steam threshers several days last week. Miss Lillian M. Johnson was sick with neuralgia several days last week. Mrs. J. G. Graham visited relatives and friends near Burt last Thursday. Jos. W. Hays and Prof. F. M.Clmi'fee of Algoua, were in these parts last Saturday. Lawyer Sullivan and Ike Finnel, of the Courier, were in town last Wednesday. Crose & Phelps started last Friday to build a house for E. A. Phelps in Burt township. G. R. Woodworth bought 120 acres of land near Ledyard last Saturday foi $10 per acre. John Burcheding, of Bellevue, arrived last week to look after his land in these parts. Mrs. Henry Campbell and childrei caint) up last Thursday for a visit witl relatives and friends. The Bancroft nimrods were out fo the first time last Saturday, and th duck harvest is good. Sam Shinier, representing Israe Bros, of Des Moines, spent severa, days in town last week. Miss Maniie Wilson went to Renwic last Wednesday to make a visit to he sister, Mrs. Hal Pettibone. Messrs. Scanlon and Crosswait den that they were drunk at Fairmont stated in the Bancroft Register. Calvin Hicks, of Des Moines, came with S. W. Callanan on his return home and will visit awhile at this place. E L. Ward has decided to remain in Bancroft and himself and family will board at the Austin House till spring. News was received the first of last th»t Miss Cta Matthews can " Him at Independence and her many friends here are sorry to hear such bad news. John Grove and W. E. Ward of Algona were hero on business last Monday. If yon think Bancroft merchants don't'believe in advertising look at the Niaws. C. E. McLaughlin of Blu<; Earth City Minnesota,, was here on business last Monday. Col. R. II. Spencer and wife and mother of Algona were in town last Monday. The Loyalists sociable at the Baptist church last Friday evening netted about $15. G. S. Ringland, of Ft. Dodge, was here on business several days in the past week. J. B. Bengtson and Louis Erickson bought a Gaar-Scott threshing engine of J. R. Jones last week. Win. Campbell bought another 40 acre tract of land south of his place of Clark & Skinner last week. Nels Martin has moved into his new residence in tlie west part of town made vacant by E. L. Ward. M. L. Mayhew, the genial landlord of the Burt hotel, was among Bancroft's many visitors last, Saturday. Miss Myrtle Hunt, of Ramsey, left on the noon train Saturday for a visit in the southern part of the county. Fred Anderson reports that sample windmills of the Enterprise pattern are sold faster than they can be put up. A large number of Elmore Free Methodists came down to attend the Armstrong Grove meeting last week. I. J. Bruer tells the public about his business in the local column of the NEWS this week. Notice what ho says. Rev. Elfstrom and wife returned to Algona last Monday after holding services in these parts on Sunday. School will commence a week from next Mondav and at this writing the position of assistant principal is unfilled. school house at 2 p. in. all on the same day. Rev. Ward announces that the M.E. church is clear of debt. Don't fail to go to Paul & Gray's for good coal of any kind. Ida Swanson is working at the Farmers' and Traders 1 Bank. Just keep your eye on that new ad of the Farmers' and Traders' Bank. Wonder if it isn't a rule in the newspaper business that when a man copies lie must give credit. The Catholic people observed the day of tlie Assumption of the Virgin Mary last Saturday with appropriate ceremonies. A brother of Rev. Ward arrived yesterday with two car loads of household goods, and he will locate permanently. E. B. Crosswait, of Dexter, Iowa, is here visiting with his brother William, and will probably remain two or three weeks. Ed Ogle, of Cascade, Wis.. arrived ast week to make a visit with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ogle. Rev. Nolte of Algoua was in town last Monday and reports that the Armstrong Grove meetings were successful. A. G. Ward andB. F. Wickwire have made a small model of their V. I. printing press and will exhibit it at the State Fair. Dr. Cutler moved into his new house and S. W. Callanan will occupy the Morrison residence made vacant by Dr. Cutler. Clarence Norman lost a Broncho pony last Friday night by leaving him tied to a tree all night where he choked himself to death. Callanan & Kenyon has quite a classical sound but they are here not only for style but also for business. Just size up their ad. Bertha Carey was visiting schools in these parts last week and attended the lawn social at B. F. Wickwire's last Wednesday evening. G. R. Woodworth went to Chicago last Saturday, to lay in an immense stock of dry goods, and will stop over Sunday at Clear Lake. Mrs. P. Johnson, of Red Wing Minn., is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. II. Johnson and her daughter Lillian M., of this place, at present. If you don't believe the new firm can sell you coal the cheapest of any place in town give them a trial. Notice their ad in this issue. Simon Purdy of Janesyille, Wis., is here visiting his nephew F. M. Purdy our grain dealer. The former expects to leave the last of the week. Clinton Carbary leftBoettcher's meat market last week and went to Chero- cee to run a team for his father who is oing public work at that place. A man is pretty small that will pass 'f a pool chip for a quarter on a little .rl at a sociable. Still a man of that tliber inhabits this noble town. S. A.Zickart clerks in J. B. Johnson's tore no more but will clerk for Brown „ McLaughlin, while Olaf Pearson akes his place in Johnson's store. B. F. Wickwire was the first man hat shot ducks after the time prescrib- d by law was out. He was out hunt- ng ducks before breakfast on the loth. Just before making up the paper we lerrn that Miss Nellie Salisbury is to be the assistant principal in the Bancroft schools for the ensuing term. Miss Lillic Snndstrom gave a birthday party to her little friends last Saturday afternoon. A good time was had by the little folks and Lillie received some very nice presents. G. R. Woodworth went to Clear Lake last Saturday to spend the Sabbath with his wife and on Monday he. will start for Chicago, where he will lay in an immense stock of dry goods. John Lanuth, one of the contractors on the new building of Brown & McLaughlin, was called to Riggs, Iowa, to attend the bedside of his father, who was not expected to live,on Wednesday last. G. W. Skinner and E. F. Clarke are about to dissolve partnership and G. W is back in his old quarters where the dressmaking shop was, the dressmakers having moved over Crowels store. A. F. Steinberg, S. A. Zickart and Nick Arend were at Algona last Thursday in the interests of the German Harvest picnic, and to say that the picnic will be grand does not iill the bill. J. B. Bengtson's father died at Swea yesterday morning of cancer of the bowels. All that wo have been able to learn about his life is that ho is an old man, but we would gladly publish a fuller account. soliciting endowment funds for that institution, and visiting the family and relations of J. B. Johnson, with whom he has been acquainted since tlie hitters childhood. T. K. Gale, who speaks at the M. E. church next Thursday and Friday evenings, is an elocutionist from Kv- niiRton, III., arid has been at that place four years attending the Northwestern University. He has won every prize that has been offered in that college during that time, so that we may rest assured we will have a good speaker on those evenings. A pleasant party of young people met at the residence of Wm. Kingsdorf last Saturday evening to celebrate the 17th birthday of his daughter Miss Lizzie, and with social conversation games and a bountiful luncheon the young people felt that they were having a royal good time, which fact is further proved by their not going home till nearly Sunday morning. • TEA. TEA. T Have the Largest and Best Stock of TEA in the County, and are selling at BED ROOK PRICES. Paul & Gray have completed, their coal shed and we hear reports from Burt to the effect that the kind of coal they expect to sell will he especially adapted to threshing engines. The hoys are determined to keep in the front rank in the coal business and they have gone a long way toward accomplishing it by liberal cadyertising. Look out for their ad. in this issue. We also carry a full line of Call and get our Prices before buying elsewhere. We did not write about the Roberts family last week in order to advertise Mr. Barslou's shoes nor anything else, but we did intend it as an editorial and are willing to take all the blame attached thereto. Henry Vaske, of. Dubuque, a brother-in-law of Father Schemmel, bought two lots east of C'. W. Goddard's residence of A. A. Call for the considera- ion of $300, cash. The purchase was made yesterday. Dr. Pride, of Algona, called Dr. Busby for consultation in a case where a man had fractured his hip joint. The injured man lives in Ilardin Co., and was putting up hay in Fenton when he was hurt. A CHAT.I/ANGI5TO TIIJ5 WJ5BM3YIT13,S. The Bancroft base ball team hereby challenges the Wesley club to a game of ball for the sum of $25 a side. The game to bo played in Bancroft on Wednesday August 26th, 1891. JAS. PERKINS, Manager. TIIUNDKK AND LIGHTNING. A strange freak of lightning occured at Purdy & Rolling's office last Thurs-1 day. While Mr. Purdy was sitting on' a high stool reading a newspaper light-1 iiing struck the chimneyand broke it in two tearing the studding as it went down and knocking off the plaster and window casings in some places also' tearing its way down through the] shingles on the roof which looks as I though a plow had been run through them, next the sheeting on both sides of the roof. Fortunately Mr. Purdy was not permanently injured although I he was knocked off the chair and stun-1 ned somewhat. Lightining also struck the State Bank's brick building knocking off a part of the chimney and some plaster. The building was insured so that the loss of this small amount will I be paid by the insurance company. MALLORY &. HOFIUS. Highest market price paid for Butter and Eggs. BUSINKSS LOCALS. McLaughlin & Brown have the larg- st store room in town nearly cornplet- xl and next week they will tell you in he NKWS just what they have for sale. J. J. Kelly is working for A. Sund- fatrom no more, his time being out. Mr. Sumlstrom will do his own work. We ire sorry to lose Mr. Kelly from Bancroft. Among the many changes of clerks in the past week is that of Nels Erick- sou, who is not in the employ of A. J. Berryman as before, but will take a vacation of about a month to visit the State Fair and recuperate. Miss Caroline Wesley closed a very successful term of school in Burt township last Friday and in the afternoon of that day appropriate exercises were rendered, and that all of which was well worth going to hear we can testify. J. A. Winkel came home from Keokuk last Thursday. Kossuth did not run at that place for two reasons, one of which is that the race did not come off on account of raiu and another is that Kossuth became lame while in training for the said Keokuk derby. On next Thursday and Friday evenings will be given at the M. E. church, a lecture and a Mother Goose tableau and entertainment which will be the iinest thing of its kind ever given in Bancroft and while space forbids a fuller announcement we will say that it is deserving a liberal patronage. The sight of the 12 ft. steam breaking plow moving C. 11. Moreliouse's barn with perfect ease was quite a spectacle last Wednesday, and a large number witnessed this feat besides the job of running it up into a Hat cur last Friday. The whole outfit will be shipped to Texas immediately. Einmetsburg Democrat: "Thos. Sherman, assistant cashier of the State Bank at Bancroft, was in this city yesterday, lie says if iowa goes Democratic this year the north half of Kossuth county will be cut oi'C and called Boies." What a brilliant all around imagination the man has anyway. S. W. Callanan came back from Des Moines last Friday and brought his wife with him. Mr. Callanan goes into business with F. A. Kenyon,thus making the new firm read Callantin & Kenyon. We wish the new firm much suc- ess in their real estate business and 'eel assured that such they will have. B'oi- Sale. A good house 16x23, large lot in fine residence portion, of town, good barn. Also a yearling trotter, weight 700 Ibs., broken to drive single or double. Highly bred. Cause for sale is bad health of I owner. NICK ABEND. Now is the time to get your glassware. They give it away at Mallory & Hoflus.' Kinnc & Pierson, men. the Bancroft livery- Call on I. J. B. and see his big stock of | stoves; over 100 on the floor. * WANTED. Girl for laundry work at the Phoenix House, Bancroft. * Glidden wire cheap at I. J. Bruer's. * Fresh fruits every morning at M. & H. I. J. B. sells the Cedar Rapids Pump. If you want to hire a livery rig, Kinne outfit for you. Wood * Before going to the circus, fair, Campmeeting, or anywhere else, call at D. R. CROWEL'S & Pearson have just th» Call on them. I,o.ok Here) C. E. Mallory has plenty for sale. of old corn * If you want to buy your nails and hardware cheap, give Bruer a chance to figure on your bill. New harness cheap. Also all kinds repairing done in harness line at Bruer's. * Cash paid for eggs at Mallory & Hofius I have the Garland, Real Leader stoves.—I. J. B. To get a Hat to cover thy head and Shoes to enclose thy feet For he will rig you out both cheap and neat, Having just received a complete line of Shoes and Hats tor young and old, Remember, he will not be undersoM. If you wish to be happy forever more. Do your trading at the ECONOMY STORE._ Estate and # Kinne & Pearson for stylish rigs. and Sale Stable GALLION BROS. The most stylish, rigs in town at the most reasonable rates. Traveling trade especially solicited. Rev. L. A. Cummins and wife returned from tlie Iowa Falls Baptist Assembly last Saturday and report that the Assembly will be a permanent feature. Rev. L. A. Cummins has resigned his pastorate of the Baptist church his resignation to take effect October 31st. His resignation has been accepted by the church. We are told by the people south ol town to say that if some of the boys in town want some turnips they can have all they want if they will only wait till they are ripe. Frank Sales brought Kossuth homi from Keokuk yesterday morning at b o'clock. The h>irse has a swelled ankle that Mr. Sales says will take him ol the track the rest of this season. Rev. Nolte will preach at tlie Brat land school house at 8 o'clock p. m on Aug. 30th, at the Warner schoo N. Morton, Professor of Greek and atin in the Swedish department of Morgan Park Baptist Theological Seminary at Chicago, was hero the ast of last week and the lirst of this Done anywhere In the County At Bel M Prices, We guarantee— Plenty of Water Or no Pay. PRICES, We handle the famous Boone Lower Vein Lump Goal and arc. here to save you money. Our price to everybody $3.50 per ton. See circulars and testimonials. We keep Gum Elastic Roofing in stock. It is cheaper and better than shingles and is fire proof and can be put on a flat roof. . ^ Touchers" Go-Operative Coal Co., TTi A -*.-!• f*+ -«~» .jffl^TTV M T/"\ TESC7" A. _ Pearson. Of New Watches, New Musical Instruments,! Clocks, Jewelry, j Silverware, Table Cutlery,: Optical Groods. JUepalriug a Specialty. A. SUNDSTROM, Phoenix Livery, Feed and Sale The flaest twacmts furnished on short notice and at reasonable figures. Qiye majtrisJ;>?e are sure te * G. F. HQU-QWAY.