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THE BANCROFT NEWS. J. A.. KTRSJdU, Editor. BANCROFT, IOWA, MAY 4, 1892. Chicago & North-Western K'y. NOUTH Mixed .... .....9 11 am way freight?...il 43am passenger 4 08pm SOUTH Mixed 5 0"pm way freight....? 15am passenger '205pm CHURCH DIRECTORY. B ANCROFT PKEfinYTKRIAN OHCHCH. holds services in the school house, Sunday School lU 3p.m., preaching service at 2 p.m., praver meeting Thursday evening. Everybody invited. RKV. F. J. GIIAMKKHLIN. Pastor. B ANCROFT 8WKDT8H T,UTHKRAN CHURCH, meeting morning und evening one Sunday in each month and two evening meetings iw a month, Sunday School at 12 m. each Sui'day. Ladle's Aid Society meets every other Friday. llnv. A. EI.FSTKOM, Pastor. F IK.ST r.Ai'Tis'r oHUiicii. of Bancroft, preaching service each Sunday at 10 :30 u. m. and 8p.m., Sunday School at 12 m.. Lords supper the first Sunday in each month at 1 p. in., prayer meeting Thursday evening, Loyalists meet on Sunday evening, Covenant meeting the last Friday evening in each month, choir practice Saturday evening. Everybody Invited, strangers especially welcome. REV. W. B, COE, Pastor. Oats 20 Corn $ 25 Eggs 10 Butter 20 Cattle $1.00 @ 3.00 Hogs 3.85 Wheat .05 Barley 25 Hay.. $2.50 (a 2.50 Flax 80 TIIICNKWSOK TttKTOWN. 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 o£ second bell, Sunday School at 12 in., Jip- worth League on Tuesday evening, prayer meeting Thursday evening, choir rehearsal Friday evening. Ladle's Aid Society meets Wednesday afternoon. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend these services. KEY. A. W. LUCE, Pastor. B,. M. Richmond, Pres. I. J. Bruer, Vice Pres. A. B. Richmond, Cashier. S T. JOHN'S CATHOLIC cHuucii, regular services : Instruction from 10 to 10 :30 a. m., high mass and sermon f<om 10 :30 to 12, Ho!y mass each morning in the week at 7 a. m.,Mar- ried 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. FATHER A. J. SCHEMMEL, Pastor. SOCIETY DIRECTORY, P ROGRESSIVE LODEG NO. 503, A. F. AND A. M. holds its regular communication at the Masonic Hall ' on the "Wednesday evening on or before the full moon of each month. Visiting brethren always welcome. E. S, STREATER, W. M. . E. DAVISON, sec'y. B ANCHOFT LODGE NO. BIT I. o. OF n. T. meets at the I. O. of G. T. Hall on each Saturday evening at 7 :30 p. in. Visiting members made welcome. _ _ J. B. STREATRIt, C.T. G. F. STREATER, Sec'y. G ROWN JUVENILE TEMPLE meets O. of G. T. Hall every Wednesday evening at 7 -.15. SMITH, Sec'y. in the I. ay eve GEO. A. SMITH, C. T. V KKA LODOJ5 NO. 291 K. OP P- meets every Monday evening at 7 :30 p. m. at the K. of P. Hall. Stranger Knights are invited to meet with us. M. A. TURNER, 0. 0. A. J. ANDRENE, K. of R. and S. G. W. Skinner was at tbe bub last Wednesday. The B. Y. P. U. will have a sociable next week. Joachim Iloltz was over from Fenton last Thursday. T. II. Connor and W. J. Harvey, of Algona, were up last Friday. F. II. Cutler has erected a line board fence north of his residence. Misses Hilda Stinson and Lela Gray are working in the post office. W. A. Hough, G. E. Beard, and E. Tamblyn were in town last Monday. Mrs. Nurse, District Lecturer of the I. O. G. T., was in town last Friday. W. L. Joslyn, the county attorney, was up on official business last Friday. Rev. W. B. Coe will live in the Lindburg house in tbe north part of town. Mrs. Wilcox and Miss Coffin, of Burt, were in town last week visiting relatives. Mrs. Howe, of Ramsay, has been paying Mrs. W. T. Hall a visit in the past week. Miss Adda Davison closed her school for a time on account of the prevalence of measles. The G. A. R. had another meeting and initiated several members last Saturday night. Wm. Gallion was at Lebigb and Ft. Dodge on business and a sight-seeing trip. Mrs. John Wilson, south of town was confined to her bed several days last week. Father Schemmel, R. M. Richmond and G. F. Holloway were at Algona on Thursday last. S. T. Meservey and A. N. Botsford of Ft. Dodge were in w town tbe first part of the week. S. S. Wartman, the Marshaltown flour drummer, visited in town last week Wednesday. Miss Eva Whitney was up visiting her friends, the Misses Warner, of this township, last week. C. L. Ostrander expected to go to Chicago today to see what could be done with his lame knee. Miss Edith Anderson and Mr. And- R'S & TRADER'S SAVINGS BANK, Bancroft, Iowa. Incorporated under the laws of the State of Iowa. None but home capital invested. ' AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $50,000.00.— Plenty of money on hand to loan on real estate and other good security. Foreign and Domestic Exchange bought and sold, and a general banking business transacted. Special attention given to Collections. Insurance written. e-s^gl Steamship Tickets to and from any Country in Europe. DIRECTORS.—R. M. Richmond, I. J. Bruer, N. E. Sheridan, A, B- Richmond, B. F. Smith,Samuel Mayne, C. E. Mallory. STOCKHOLDERS—B. M. Richmond, I. J. Bruer, N. E. Sheridan, Geo. Wells, B. F. Smith, 0. P. Sheridan, A. B. Richmond, J. H. Sheridan, S. Mayne, J. J. Kelly C E Mallory, A. J. Schemmel, R. I. Brayton, J. J. Budlong, Christ Boettcher, Peter E. Johnson, J. H. Merrifield, Matt. Nemmers, J. A. Campbell, A. A. Reynolds' Mat 'Frelinge-'r, J. J. Callanan, C. C. Wortman, A. G. Wortman, F. W. Kinne, A. Furstenberg. meetings. P, K. KENT, Sec'y. B ANCROFT LODGE NO. 544 I. 0.0. F. meets every Wednesday evening at the K. of P. Hall at 7 :30 p. m. Visiting Odd Fellows are invited to our W, T. HALL, N. G. Phoenix House, BANCROFT, IOWA. Now ruSning under new management. O. T. BRIGHAM, Proprietor. BANCROFT, IOWA. Artistic work guaranteed. Pictures en- arged at reasonable prices. F. A. B RON SON Dealer in Sewing Machines, Carpets, Pictures and Frames. BURIAL CASKETS Unkertaking a Specialty. W. H, CROSSWAIT, • House Painter Will do work TO any part of the County. Satisfaction Guaranteed. H. CROSSWAIT Bancroft, Iowa. erson, of Chain Lakes, are the guests of B. D. Sterling and wife. W. S. Stahl has tbe new I. O. O. F. hall well under way and the boys will have nice quarters when they are finished. We notice by tbe Minneapolis Tribune that J. J. Kelley was a guest at tbe Clarendon Hotel in St. Paul last Wednesday. 4 A young gentleman of average size took up his residence at S. A. Campbell's last Tuesday. His^board will cost him nothing. Miss Nora and Edna Curtis, of Elmore, visited with the Misses Myrtie and Minnie Inrnan last Friday and Saturday. The Swedish Lutheran Ladies' Aid Society will have a sale of useful and fancy articles at the schoolhouse next Friday night. S. Williamson has moved to Winnebago City with his family. Bancroft is sorry to lose such a good tradesman as Mr. Williams. Charles Shaeffer, of Burt, and Carl McClellan, the prince of the hog market, came up to see a genuine first-class city last Saturday. Miss Flora Wilson went to Ames last Friday to visit with "Tama Jim" Wilson and family, and from there she goes to Boone to buy goods. The regular covenant meeting of tbe Baptist church will be held next Friday night. Rev. Coe will give an illustrated serman next Sunday morning. John Rocks has bought the 40-acre tract north of town for a sheep pasture. He is on the ground with a fine flock of sheep, and has erected a temporary sheep cote. Mrs. Sadie Schenck, of Union township, visited with Mrs. F. A. Bronson the latter part of the week, and then went to Elmore with Mrs. B. to visit with Mrs. Louise Wolfe, nee Altwegg. W. V. Wills left for Jefferson,Greene county,last week, where he will make his future home. He left here because be could secure no house in which to live. We were sorry to see him go. Michael Esser, of Whittemore, and Miss Nellie Best, of Buffalo, will be married at the Catholic church at ten o'clock today. Good luck to the happy couple. Parties have been' circulating a petition for tbe purpose of getting money and work toward getting Rev. Ward a house aud tot in South Bancroft for a home. We understand that they «e* cured a lot %nd a goodly portion of Mrs. M. M. Williamson went to Rockford, Minn., with her daughter to attend a lawsuit for damages sustained by the little girl being run over by the electric cars. The democratic convention honored Bancroft last week in so far that three delegates, C. C. Thompson, J. G. Graham and J. B. Mousel were elected to go to the state convention. Some of the boys in shooting down at the stock yards shot a valuable dog for A. Sundstrom and tbe dog is in a critical condition, but it is supposed he will pull through. Headers of the NEWS will notice the advertisement of Geo. Simpkins & Son. The firm have just put in their spring and summer stock of dry goods and have many bargains on their counters. Read their adv. A beautiful young lady of tender age arrived at G. W. Skinner's residence last Thursday morning, and G. W. says they will keep her for life. Cigars are plenty. G. F. Holloway is having a fancy harness for that black team made at C. L. Ostranders which is a thing of beauty and shows well tbe fine workmanship of Frank Meaker which would be a credit to any harness shop. The Temperance mass meeting at Algona will be a grand rally of all Temperance workers of every creed, name, and party and the Bancroft Good Templars are making preparations to go. The vote on waterworks last Friday was 63 for and 45 against. Tbe town Council appointed a committee last Monday night to see about securing a lot for the fire department. The committee is J. B. Johnson, R. M. Richmond and Jas. Gallion. The Demorest Medal Contest held last Friday was a successes all of these contests have deen. Tbe speaking was well performed and there was very little difference in the markings of tbe different speakers. Miss Minnie Bruer won the medal. Myrtle Gallion received first honor and Glen Davison second honor. The Good Templars are arranging for another contest as soon as the speakers can prepare themselves properly. The I. O. G. T. lodge elected the 'following officers last Saturday evening: C. T., Lewis Gray; V. T., Mary Linge; Sec., Geo. Bliss; Fin. Sec., Geo. R. Woodworth, Jr.; Treas. Mrs.. F. A. Bronson; Chaplain, Rev. W. B. Coe; Marshal, Geo. Hofius; Guard, Mable Johnson; Sentinel, J. S. Hofius. They also initiated six last Saturday evening Mr. J. P. Blaize, an extensive real estate dealer in Des Moincs, Iowa, narrowly escaped one of the severest attacks ef pneumonia while in the northern part of that state during a recent blizzard, says the Saturday Review. Mr. Blai/e had occasion to drive several miles during the storm and was so thoroughly chilled that he was unable to get warm, and inside of an hour after his return he was threatened with a severe case of pneumonia or lung fever. Mr. Blaize sent to the nearest drug store and got a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, of which he had often heard, and took a number of large doses. He says the effect was wonderful and that in a short time he was breathing quite easily. He kept on taking the medicine and the next day was able to come to Des Moines. Mr. Blaize regards his cure as simply wonderful. 50 cent bottles for sale by Dr. L. A. Sbeetz. Nephew—that's not the morning paper you have there, uncle, is it? Uncle (testily)—What a disgraceful youug booby you are, John. First you tell a stupid lie and then you ask an idiotic question. When Your Liver Is torpid and sluggish, you cannot do business successfully. Everything goes wrong. You don't feel well. Get your liver in good working order by using Dr. Bale's Household Tea, the great blood purifier and nerve tonic. It has no equal as a health restorer. For sale at L. A. Sheetz's drug store. When You are in Bancroft do not fail to call on Geo. Simpkins & Son, —If you want something in— DRY correct Styles and Have just received We sell Dutchess We are able to show you the most quote prices that will astonish you. a large invoice of GENT'S CLOTHING! Direct from Eastern manufacturers. Trousers, never rip, stylish cut, easy fitting; try a pair. FURNISHINGS! We have the largest and most complete line that ever came into northern Kossuth; also have the exclusive sale of the celebrated hand-made Jefferson shoss in Ladies' and Gentleman's. Respectfully, I -• GEO. SIMPKINS & SON. Tastes differ, beauty even in cannot. Some people can see a looking-glass; others and on next Saturday evening they will bold installation. Their membership is getting so large that their lodge room is crowded at every meeting. Surer foundation cannot be laid than the real merit which is the solid base for the monumental success of Hood's Sarsaparilla. .. "Faith" was described by an Ohio boy as "expectin' something ye am' goin' to get." The bald and gray will find a sure remedy in Hall's Hair Kenewer. Jagson says the reason that woman talks so much is because she suffers in silence. Free sample bottles of Closson's Cele brated Pain Belief Cough Cure, Dyspepsia Panacea, Bears Oil Liniment at the store of L. A. Sheetz and F. W. Dtngley, Algona. These samples are as large as are usually sold for 25 cents but cost you nothing. Regular size 50 cents and $1. W. E. CLOSSOK. This world is but a fleeting show; Admission's free, no doubt. But, goodness gracious! how it costs Before a man gets out. The best spring medicine is a dose or two of St. Patrick's Pills. They not only physic but cleanse the whole system and Clothing, CLOTHING! Clothing, At Your Own Price. Just arrived, the largest and best selected stock of Men's Youth's and Boy's clothing. Why I can sell cheaper than any other store in Bancroft, is easily told : I don't have to pay from $40 to $100 per month for clerk hire, therefore I can and will sell cheaper than any other store inBancrof t. Money makes tne Mare go, and the Old "JELoss" trot. Yours Truly, Wm. Musson. IF YOD WANT LAND If you want your Farm Loan renewed, or want to get a deed—see me. I can save you money. A limited amount of money to loan on SO, 60 or 90 daj r 's time. A large list of wild and improved farms for sale. Call and see me before buying. Office on ground floor in Barslou block. Bancroft, Iowa. G. W. Skinner. purify the blood. Sheetz. For sale by Dr. L. A. I>r. Bale's Household Cough Cure Is a purely vegetable remedy prepared from rare medicinal plants, a perfect remedy for coughs colds, hoarseness, loss of voice, whooping cough, bronchitis, the first stages of consumption, allays all soreness of the lungs and chest, and gives perfect satisfaction It is the greatest medicine of the age to strengthen the lung tissue. 25 and 60c. per bottle atL. A. Sheetz's drug store. Aflt DruggUt for free bottle Dr. Idles' Nervine. Half Bates to Omajia. On account of the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to be held at Omaha. Neb., during the month of May, the Chicago tSc JSTorth- Western R'yCo.will, from APrtt 38th, to 80th, inclusive, sell excursion tickets from all stations m its UQQ. at one half regular B. JOHNSON'S^oR rates (OBS fare for tfes rg from < pf ,nd trip) f and ,U& of 800 miles eta at one C. M. & St. P. By. Democratic National Convention to be held at Chicago beginning June 21st, excursion tickets will be sold June 17thi to 21st, return coupon good until July_ Oth, at one fare for the round trip ($11.53). Republican National Convention. The CM. & St. P. R.V. will seU Excursion tickets to the Republican National Convention for f 5.06 for the round trip. G. A.B, Kncampent at Ottumvra May 10th, llth and l»tb, 18»». The Iowa Central Ry. will on May 8th, 9th, 10th apd llth, sell excursion tickets to Ottumwa and return at half £««: T .ick- ets will be good to return until May 13th inclusive, lu add ; tion to three .regular trains, on Monday May 9tb a special^train for Ottumwa will lea?e Mason City at 18:30 p. m,, arrive at MarehalHown at 4:dOp. mTaodremain there until 6:40 p m toeuable the veterans to visit the Soldiers Home, and wiUamve a Ottumwa at 9:50 o. m. On Tuesday May JOtb, the Grand Parade of five thousand veterans wiUtakSe, which «J1 g* review^ bv Govenor Boise and staff, vommanaer- ~J *TT \SwSf **Sr?i_ Ttonai-tmant. flr.m- Groceries, Dry Goods; Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Clothing All of which will be sold CHEAP. I am just receiving a large stock of Ready-Made Clothing which will be teold cheaper than you can buy the same class of goods in any otter store in town. I also handle all kinds of F. B. ANDERSON superintends this branch of my business. \m peD«to<mt Prison, and »*»* Large New Sto OF SPRING GOODS At WILSON'S of Bane'