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bar J O F V S. 0\ mi m i fancy Jff 9 ^ ' II. tofopar&ttve Statements which the Prices fftict in Alfoftft aitd tile Snrrotinttinir 'Towns. it Ma? B« Well to took them Over with Some Gate—then ttaw Your Own Conclusion. The iTfFER toss MoiNfis has made 1 nn object to collect the market prices In our neighboring towns for last week &nd gives thejresnlts: WiBstsn Ci*T, Sept. 10.— Whea corn, 84@40c; bats, 27@29c; hay, |8@4j pb tetoes, 8&c@IH bntt«r, I8o; eggs, 16oj hogs perewt, t8T60@ll.70. ficifsoiDT, Sept it.— Hogg, . corn, 85@87c; Wheat, 75@80c; hay, j§.60(7 4; oatd, £8<$sbc; flat ieeH, 11.20. FoM DODO*. Sept. ll.*-Hogs,*S.fB; pats S8@80c; cOrn.S&S; fla*,tt.20j eggs, I9c. Sept. 12.— Wheat, 66@fOc , . . oats. 27Ke; corn, 81c; barley, ISc; flax $1.18; timothy, c: rye, 85c; hogs c; butter, 14c: on *a'.15) potatoes, eggs, 18o. EAOIS GROTE, Sept. 10.—Wheat. 76@8<to corh, H2@84c; oats, 28@29c; barley, 85c. flax, 81.18; hoK*, tS.28@3.GO; hay, Wj ana eggs, ISc. s- EsfriShtlU,*, Sept. 11.—Wheat, 78@80d flai ( $1,23! corn, 40ci oate, 26@2Tc; barley 8B@42ci potatoes, 7fio; butter, 6@12o; eggs 14oj hogs, $3.46@8.00. SPENCER, Sebt. 11.—EFTRS, Wdj butter, 1 ®18o: wheat, fOfflSOe; onto, 38bi corn. 80o liar, *1.18®1.20j barley, 80@46oi hay, *2 60 hogs, $3.40@8.60. CoBVnrrJj Sept. 11.—Corn, 80(j885ci oats 2C@28oj barley, 800; hay, t2.26@3.TO; nbRs (3.10@8.2S. LuVunSB, Sept. 12.^-Corn, 87e; wheat 85o; barley, 46o; oats,28c; baled hay on track, *5i cattle, $3.50®4; hogs.tS.SO; eggs 15o; butter, lOc. BAJJOHOPT, Sept. 10.—Wheat. 70@. oats, 2S@87c: barley, 85@40o; flax, $1.13 hogs, (8T60@8.60; hay, *2@8. The following figures are taken from tickets In J, J. Wilson's office for stun dates aa these reports: Sept. 10, offered 0. L. Lund for hogs 83.75. Sept. 8, paid Haohman for hogs £3.60. Sept. 11, paid Matt Osterbauer fo flora, 86c. Sept. 11, paid E. S. Johnson fo wheat, 860. Sept 11, paid for barley, 85o Sept. 13, paid Stockwell for wheat 88c Sept 12, paid J. K. Walker for flax, $1.28 Sept. 8, paid Johnson for oats, 23c. The lowest price paid for wheat to n dozen sellers was 85 cents, and the highest quoted about us is 80. The lowest flax price was $1.21, timoth; brought $1.20, and oats stood at 2t During the week A. E. Paine paid Jiia Jones $3.50 for loose hay, and J. W Hinchon and others paid $4 for hoy in open market. Soft coal, the best, sole at $3.60 a ton. These are all figures fo actual sales. No figures are given for West Beni or Llvermore, as we have been unabl to find a market list for either place M. Stephens, however, was In Wes Bond last Friday, and oats wore selling there nt 20 cents, while In Algona the; were 28 and higher. Joe Cordlnglej and others were in Livermore Thurs day, and hogs there sold at $3.60, whil $3.70 was openly offered here, as hi told some of those selling. From thos figures our readers can draw whatevo Inference thoy please. Where Frost Comes. The worthlessness of agricultural ad <. vice from non-residents is shown in th following Item from ono of "Tama Jim : Wilson's late syndicate farm articles He says: " We are coming to the fros point In Iowa weather, and many ar uneasy lest it catches tho corn. It wll likely overtake many fields In Iowa, as the northern counties of our state neci an average season to ripen corn nheat of frost." Now how often has frost talc en the fields of the " northern coun ties"? Just once in Into years, am then corn was a poor crop all over th state. This year tho north end of Kos suth county has more advanced cor than the south end, and corn all ove will average with that in Tama county where Mr. Wilson lives. Corn is jus as sure a crop In the "northern coun ties" of the state as It Is anywhere, am all such references as this are untro and injurious. We have never had thi trouble with corn In Kossuth that they have hod right in the corn region c Nebraska. Twice in the last five year we have supplied tho feeding sections when tho crop was a partial fallur elsewhere. If Mr, Wilson can fini newspapers in the "northern counties to republlsh his guessess that the fros will catch us, that Is his good fortune The UPPER DES MOINES has no room for agricultural news, however, whlcl Is Incorrect, and which gives a bad im pression to outsiders. In Tills XelgUborliood. A farmer living near Odebolt, say the Sac Sun, came to that place slxteei years ago. He bought 160 acres o land, paying $4 an acre for it, and hm money enough to pay one-fifth, $125 down. He hod to go in debt for a team and farm implements. Now that man has a farm worth $30 an acre—$4,800— and personal property to the amount o $2,200, making $7,000 in all. He has a small mortgage, $800 we believe, on hi farm. All this he has saved In sixteen years. Now let us hear of some man In Sac county who, beginning sixteen years ago on $200 capital, invested in merchandising of any kind, is toda; worth as much as this farmer. He can't be found. A gentleman who has been a residen of Hooks county, Kansas, for twelve years, and who has this season come in to Jones county, where the crops are sure, was in the Montlcello Express of fico Tuesday. Speaking of the short ness of tbe crops In that state, he salt that he had some practical information on the subject, for he had that morning received a remittance of the rental pro ceeds of 160 acres of land, which amounted to just three dollars and thlr teen cents. One of the best crop reports Blue Earth has had the pleasure of record ing this season comes from the farm o August King in Jo Davies township Eighty-three acres of wheat threshec yielded 18 bushels No. 1 wheat to tho acre. Mr, King attributes his success this season largely to the use of u dril' In planting his grain, Grapes in some parts of southern Iowa are beginning to rot, and it is feared tho crop will bo a failure. In tho north and central portion of tho state the prospect for a crop is good Twelve car loads of hay wore shippec from Corwith Tuesday. And the aver- ago output in good weather is about ten cars per day. lilts Jersey Stock Form. Work has already begun on tho residence to be erected this fall on the Clarke farm lying between the Hart and Wulkley farms a mile from tho Milwaukee depot. Mr. Clarko is the owner of the well-known Jersey cattle Mr. Hart has had in the county, und is a big Wisconsin farmer and breeder. His son will occupy the farm here, and will bring enough thoroughbred stock to start u breeding farm. This is tho first attempt to make Jersey cuttle a regular business in this section, and tho event is of some importance. Tho new house will bo also u big addition, as It will be a largo and fine-looking one. Good improvements are being made throughout. Dakota Stock Coiuliitf In Three cars of Dakota hogs were brought to Algona lust Wednesday and sold to J. J. Wilson. There woro 400 lean and hungry porkers in tho three cars, which speaks very fully of their condition. They were brought by a representative of the farmers of one county, who wo? sent to sell tho stock wherever he could. Mr. Wilson put the hogs in his yards, and is disposing of them to farmers who want to feed. Tlio Rational The national crop report for September shows tho condition of crops over tb.9 country and gives tho general uvor- fl#os as compared with other years, it shows Uwt tho injury to tho corn crop reported last month was intensified by '' ajtiauunce of drought in August until came to UB relief. But too ( ton (mil recovery. The uvoru^o In pi,Wt V3..8 last uioflth. It it) the 8<$mW « t Xttl> AWjUSk JiStSAtfit jf-fl iiA-JiTthrA •H&'ftiSm. est ever reporWu* navijuir .fallen TO.1 14 AtiMirt tri 64.4. ttte rt yield will Bs the fmallest ifl twetity years. The ebtfdltlo* of bartey Is iiot very sSrlcusly lettered, frbtn 82.8 to 78.B. Buck ffheftt hfts folly maintained its August condition, the average eon- flitloft being 90.6 figaiftSt $0.1. The figures for potatoes have failed since Aug. 1 from 77.4 td 66.?4 the lowest average eter repottedj that of 1887 being 87.8 Spring and winter wheat are also largely reduced crops. This report undoubtedly indicates the final etimming up of the crop returns, and shows a big shortage all along the line. Big prices cannot but prevail in all districts where returns are go*d. fif ASi) ABOtir The Republican opposes cheap bind' ing twine for the farmers, in face of the fact that both Senators Allison and Wilson voted for It, aM In face of the further fact that the binding ttfliie trust is one of the most notorious monopolies In this country. This is in keeping With its whole record; it never openly supported Gov< Larrabee ih his efforts to protect the people from railway extortioiij It has not baa a-word of endorsement for Blalrie In his map- nlQoent fight for agriculture, and its chief item of agricultural news is that frost usttally salts the "northern counties." It is hot much wonder that it has to give a map and take any price to f et subscribers. In fact about- all It Oes is to sell the map and throw the paper In, and then it is dear. Attention has been called to the condition of the old road to Irvington, and especially the bridge north of the King place. It is unsafe, and unless the county is very lucky it will have a bill of damages on Its hands for Injuries to some one. By J. L. Faine's, too, the road has been in bad repair for weeks. This Is ono of tho main roads to town, and we learn that farmers have been forced to other places with their produce because they dare not haul here. Whether It Is the duty of the county or township to fix the road it is somebody's duty, and is being neglected. An accident sooner or later will cost ten times what repairs will cost. Let the proper authorities see to the matter and get tho road fixed at once. A new Baptist association will bo organized In this city about Oct. 14, to be composed of twenty churches In Kossuth and six adjoining counties. This movement was made advisable by the rapid growth of the churches and on account of the distance to be travelled In attending the annual meeting of the Upper Dos Molncs association. The meeting for organization will occupy three days, and the sessions, especially In tho evening, will chiefly consist of discussions, addresses, and sermons, and will bo interesting to the general public. A more definite notice of topics to bo discussed will be given later. Mr. Ploughman did not remain for the county alliance meeting Saturday, and the afternoon was devoted largely to the details of organization. A goodly attendance of delegates was present and considerable Interest was manifested. A message wns received from the Hamilton county alliance asking whether it was considered advisable to put an alliance man In the field for congress. The delegates voted "no," and decided, as one of them said afterwards, to to reform the two old parties. The alliance has grown to good proportions, and is a good thing if the farmers hand(c it wisely. The LuVerno News said last week that Algona's markets were poorer than any neighboring towns'. At the very time the item was published Algona was paying more for everything than Lu Verne pretended to. The people of tho county aro getting awful tired of this prolonged whine from Lu- iVerne. There is not n place in tho county that has been better treated by Algona, moro highly spoken of by the Algona papers, nor more favored In ways we shall not mention now. It is about time there was a little " reciprocity" In tho way of fairness. This office enjoyed a call this morning from an Impudent traveling representative of the Dewltt Patent Medicine company, who explained nt lenpth why he should have advertising rates at about half what our people pay. We have no use for- this class of traveling gentry. Tho papers which do business with them lower themselves,' besides defrauding their home advertisers. Tho patent medicine agents who do not do business as other men do ought to be given a wide berth by tho country papers. Dr. Hudson was a pleasant caller Monday, and In talking of early times recalled tho fact that ho was in California at tho time the state was admitted into the union. That was in I860, and ho says when ho saw San Francisco two years ago there was only one building he recognized. He says Quincy Hudson likes It better there this year, and wants the old folks to make him a visit. Cheever Is now in Wisconsin with a surveying party, and Is soon to get $100 a month. Following are tho trial jurors for the Oct. 14, term of court: Frank Amos, Burt; Eugene Tellier, Algona; Geo. Simmons, Lu Verne; J. B. Carr, Seneca; Sam. Stuisy, Irvington; Joseph Dor- weller, West Bend; F. S. Stough, Algona; Grant Ramsay, Algona; S. B. Heed, Algona; John Jemison, Algona; R. H. Spencer, Algona; J. D, Storks, Algona; Jos. Ferguson, Burt; C. E. Bravender, Swea; J. B. Robinson, Irvington. There will be a pleasant picnic up at the R. J. Hunt grove two weeks from Thursday, Oct.- 2. The people in all that section are planning for a harvest gathering, and expect all their friends in Algona and around the county to bo present. This is ono of the best settled und most prosperous parts of the county, and with good weather there will be one of the finest picnics ever held. Remember the date, and get your basket ready, A copy of the Los Angeles, Cul,, Times contains a report of a meeting held to discuss tho city water supply. In it Is given a full report reud by C. P. Dorlnnd on the title to the water In the river, for which a vote of thanks was tendered him. He also presented an outline plan for a system of water works. C. P. is evidently ono of the leaders In public matters over on tho coast, and displays his usual energy. Geo, E. Clarko calls our attention to the following court record ut Sioux City; " In Josie Zuver vs. J. R. Zuvor a decree of divorce was grunted the plaintiff, und she to have us alliinony two lots In Rurul Homo addition and u chock for $50. Defendant to pay costs." Tho defendant Is our old Judge Zuver, nnd tho ground of the divorce is reported to be cruel and Inhuman treatment. A pleasant marriage was celebrated at Hull's restaurant last evening, John Daniels and Sadie Bullen being tho parties. Rev. Davidson performed the ceremony, nnd gave tho young people u happy start. Both have many friends In the county who will extend congratulations, und uruong them none more heartily thun tho UPPER DES MOINES.- Nyrum Taylor reports u peculiar cir- jumatunce in Lotts Creek. Fred. Meino, living on the Chus. Wilkins pluco, hud his cuttle in tho corn lost junduy night and sent, his dog in to drive'them out, and one in running went into u tree and broke her nock. Elis theory is that she was dazed by tho ight of the lantern aud could not see. Mrs. Mclntyre Is tearing down part of her old building, and will put up a now house fronting on Thorington street. This will be a valuable addi- •lon und will fill tho lot hitherto vacant. The old building is part of the iloneer hardware store, whore Jos. Mo- 'utyro for so many years hold forth. A drove of 400 Dakota cattle went .hrough towu last Thursday on the way >o Franklin county. Thoy showed hard usage and evidently had nod enough of the west. Dakota stock Is being sent all over Iowa and fed or disposed of as can be arranged. We notice that 400 logs were sold ut Ruthven last wee);. Some of the largest sweet we have ever seen were brougbi oillce yesterday by Mrs. J. J7 ~ •ulsed in her garden t .„ Winftotjft tBSt Store t6 bvSflWwflSt fiofetfc when fee tftdteS. Bteiaflv- Ifjg fcarpiftS fatfw to get ready. fTbe flovelty fa«e at the fair ftext weelc pfomises to be the most amusing feature 1ft it. Last year at Webster City a fast walking" plough horse won the money. It guinea enough on the fiflt half mile to keep ,tHe lead. Fast walkers especially and fast trotters Stand the best Show, tt will bo an exciting contest. While ih BOB MoineS at the state fair, Mr. Scott, on the Ingharn farm, bought an exhibition Polafld China boar to use with his full-blood Stock brought from Illinois. He and Mr. May nave raised some pretty fine full- bloods this year themselves, which will probably be seen at tho fair next week James Patterson, living some eight miles southeast of Algona, was in buying lumber Monday for some hew bams. He is building a hog house 40x20 feet, With an alley through the center, and a cattle shed 82x18 feet. The hew farm buildings speak for the progress being made in the couhtfy. Exhibitors at the fair must remember that entries wilt positively Close on Thursday at 10 o'clock. The secretary's books make this absolutely necessary. If people expect their premiums promptly they must be prompt them* selves. No entries will be made after the hour named, The foundation is being laid for a fine hew residence which C. H* Blossom will erect on his lots on Call street west of Ji D. Shadle's. - The Work will be done this fall. The outline on the ground gives promise of a handsome home and a fine addition to Algona's fine residences. Frank Jenkihson is not complaining this year, although for that matter he never Complains any year. His flax will pay for the land It is on acre for acre. He thinks he has done fallry well to get laud three and a half miles from Algona clear out of one crop. Bishop Perry's visit to St. Thomas' mission and the meeting of the Northwestern convocation, which wore announced to take place on tho 23rd, have been postponed for a few weeks, the bishop being unavoidably prevented from coming on that date. The Courier is worried for fear the republicans will foil to call a county convention and it will bo behind hand with its run for the recorder's office. Never mind, Bro. Hinchon; you Will have an easy victory if the republicans don't nominate anyone. The state crop report puts tho avcr- rago corn yield of Iowa at 35 bushels to the acre. Tho average yield of sound, merchantable corn is guaranteed at 24 bushels to the acre, which is about 80 per cent, of our ten years' average In Iowa. W. A. Wickham, our friend of Ramsay township, says that Kossuth county " " as any. His outs „ per acre, flux 11 bushels per acre, barley 85, and wheat 18 per acre. Who says Iowa Can't raise wheat? Everyone should bear in mind that our country is being visited from all quarters by people looking for land In a fertile section. Tho fair next week will have any number of outsiders present to see what kind of a showing wo can make. Tonnant's "King David" took the honors at Britt lost week, getting first money in the throe minute race and second in tho free for all. This week he is at Forest City. Next week he will be at homo to help enliven the fair. Frank Nicoulln bought up nnd shipped lost Saturday a car load of new milch cows to Illinois. Ho had a deal by which ho was able to dispose of them at prices which paid tho farmers well enough for their stock. Tho advertisement of tho state normal school Is published this week. The fall term has opened with 500 students, and President Seerley writes that it is in very flourishing condition. While Coonan, the original package man, was over at Emmetsburg attending to his interests someone broke in his back door nnd took several coses of beer and some $50 worth of whiskey. F. C. Wilson is after our coal dealers this winter, as his advertisement this week ' indicates. He intends to keep tho prices down to bed rock, and it will pay our readers to consult him. C. B. Matson completed his school census count and finds six more .people In Algona than Mr. Cleary did. Of school children we have 704, of which 402 nro girls, leaving 302 boys. J. B. Winkel lost a valuable throe All lirttiefttlots Point to fliis as the Best fcftd Mdst Successful of All OfltCoMty A fBrjd hardwtfrM steam plater $ will be a tfoW addition, ftfid We hope to see Mr. Hamilton put them is as good for crops will go 40 bushels Sotfie of the Many Premiums Offered fov Competition—The Races io be a LSadiftg Feature. The county fair begins next Wednesday, and continues Thursday and Friday: In some respects it starts under more favorable circumstances than ever before. Flistof all, everything Is in better shape to eshiblt. Crops are better, and we have fnore aud better Stock. Iti all kinds of cattle and horses this ought to.be a remarkably fine Showing. Second, the association will pay all premiums in full as fast as awarded, and When the premiums are reasonably large this gives a little pecuniary Inducement to everyone to have some* thing. Third, the racing purses are larger, and both in county horses' and outside speedors there will be some rivalry that will excite Interest. Last, our officials are just home' from having a hand in the state fair, and they will have new points on how to make a success of the management. Thus in 80' her colors there are valid reasons why we will have a good fair. The premiums this year are in better proportion than ever before, and larger for the winners. In the horse exhibit, which specially deserves encouragement in this section, $284 Is offered; cattle bring $242, hoes $98, sheep, poultry, and the grains, vegetables, etc., good premiums. The purses for racing are the beet over offered, and promise the most sport. Among some special features are the following: Thursday all children under 15 will bo admitted free. Some fine premiums for school work are offered, $36 in nil being appropriated to Miss Carey's department. Premiums are offered to lady riders. The best township exhibit brings a Ong. There will be an hour each day for auction sales. Special premiums will bo given to worthy articles where none are offered in the list. Several good offers are inado by merchants of special premiums. All premiums will bo paid in full. THE RACES. Following is the complete programme for next week's races: Gentleman's driving liorso to bo driven to carriage or to buggy. Purse, ISO, entrance fee, 10 per cent.; flvo or more to enter, throe to start; distance, one-half mile and repeat, $10, ?o, $4. Huunlng race. Purse $80; entrance fee, 10 per cent, of purse; live or more to enter, three to start; distance, one-half milo and repeat, for county horses only, 115, (10, (5. Trotting race. Free for all, open to general competition; five to enter, three to start. Purse $300. Entrance fee, 10 per cent., *100, eOO, WO. Novelty race. Purse *35. For homes owned In county. Entrance 10 per cant. Five to enter, three to start; distance ono undone-half miles; flrst half mile walk, second half mile trot, third half mllo run, $12. «8, *5. Running race. Free for all, open to general competition; five to enter, three to start. Purse »75. Entrance foo, 10 per cent, 840, ?26,»10. Trotting race. 3 :40 class, open to general competition. Five to enter, three to start. Purso flDO. Entrance 10 per cent., $75, KB, too. A CHANCE FOB THE BOYS AND CURLS. One of the best features of the premium list is the encouragement to the boys and girls, as follows: For boys of the farm under lOyoars old— First. Second. Beat half bushel of potatoes II00 MIC Beat three watermelons 100 fide Sof-Khnm f&tiotf. A ftumter of people hate been thertfrerthe pfi«6 #eek to ttsit the Borghutn mill and cat sugar cane. It ha* beeft in full operation, and turning out abtrtit 200 gallons of sorghum evfery 24 hours. The ctvne is not panning out ts *ell as expected, but full as good or better here than elsewhere. Mr. Johneon says he Mil make about 8,000 gallons of sorghum, whereas he Would have hod 6,000 or 8-000 had the crop been as It should. He has one of the best patent evaporators and a full set of fine machinery, run by steam pdWer. J. A. Hamilton has his engine over doing the work. a. Noble Shotman, Sow He la an " Optifclan* and a tender of Eye Glftmses, The Doings of & Fellow who is a Rank Humbug—Something of Mis Carter In Other Places. year-old colt last week by lockjaw, cause is known for the disease. No Dr. Sayers advised killing as soon as he saw it, and it was accordingly shot. Tho school board in regular meeting re-elected John Rood treasurer and C. M. Doxsee secretary for tho coming year. They have given good satisfaction the year past. Tho only damage reported by tho frost is to late clover being saved for seed. Some of that will not be very good. Corn is all right, and other crops likewise. J. W. Hinchon has put a fine-looking addition on his house the past week, and has had Orr cover the whole with new colors, much to tho improvement of his vicinity. Tho advertised sale of Gov. Carpenter's Short-horn cattle has attracted tho notice of our readers. Ho has a fine herd, and will send a catalogue on application. We notice that at tho Jones county fair tho merchants all made big displays. The fair next week should have a good exhibit from every store in town. One of Kennedy's " Wonder" melons was cut In this office last week, and we can now testify from experience that wo told nothing but the truth about it. Mrs. E. L. Cooke Is having a large kitchen added to her fine residence on Call street. Shadle is doing the work, and is making a tasty addition. Word comes from Spokane that Geo, Annls has been very sick with malarial fever and may have to leave that city, as the fever Is very prevalent, Tho Monday club meets with Miss Dodd next Monday evening. This Is tho first mooting of tho season and tho opening for tho winter. Bent three musk mcllonn 100 Best peck of onions 100 Host hair bushel of carrots 100 For girls of tbe farm under 10 years old— Beataull • ' •- — Best loai Hto Me 600 Wo WO WO We ; lion jar of butter (100 if of hop broad 100 Best layer cake 100 Best made calico dress 100 Bestdozen biscuit.... 100 KJc Tho nbovo articles must be produced by tbe boys and girls raising them. This is in tho right direction, and tho people of the county should encourage tho young folks to compote. We have never heard a reason given why " boys leave the farm," except that they are not taught to tako pride In farming. Lot thorn once got a little enthusiasm in farming of their own and that complaint will cease. Tho same is true of girls. There are plenty of both who can win little premiums at the fair, and, better still, win confidence in their work or learn from others how to do It better If they are encouraged to take a hand In. If they have a fast-walking old plug thoy can win tho novelty race, also, the premium for which is not so little. THERE will bo an aster supper at tho Congregational church Thursday evening at 6 o'clock. KL wanted, to do general house. J. K. Fill. t2 work. DON'T forget tho date of tho opening of the new millinery store—Saturday, Sept. 20. _ MISCELLANEOUS MEMOBANDA. A Free Atlvortluoiiioiit. Tho UPPER DES MOINES has done Next Sunday evening tho Baptist pastor will speak on ' r Horedlty versus Choosing Parents." Invitation Is cordially extended to all. At St. Thomiis' mission on Sunday morning the pastor will preach on "Matthew, the Publican." There will be no evening service. Tho UPPER DES MOINES would like to publish full market reports for every town in the county each week, ~ them in. Send south of jho will have Ihom "at tfee (aj,, here show whut is possible ia to ~W feSfc ivor grew in the lund el iok Kead whut J. W. KoMnson has to say about tho Garland Btovo. It is an old standby with tho latent improvements. Tho Cumalock houua ia bolug ropuiut- od, und it is reported thut A. D. Clarko will occupy it this winter. A good thing is the now uldowulk from J. F, Lucy's to O, C. Walker's. It will noon be completed. Durunt Bros, are aiding tho boom. Thoy are building a house on their farm northwest of town. Townsend & Langdon uro the egg buyers. They are wso tho low price cush grocers. Saturday was u big day In town, the streets being crowded from morning till night. Rev. P. M. Smith will preach ut the U. J. Hunt school house Sunday ut 8:80 o'clock. B. A. Myers'paid 30 cents for oats to Joslyn, Diets and others the past week. L. E, Potter of Crosco is the happy father ot twins. They came Saturday. A marriage license has been Issued to art^ and Ursula Buumytner. intern Tuesday ev something in the past to show its friendly feelings towards the Republican, and hopes to do moro in tho future. At. present it knows of nothing It can do that will help it moro than to advertise its reduced rates to tho people. Tho Republican Is now being sent out to subscribers In the county for 75 cents a year, and a map of lowu given to boot. Wo have tho names of reliable parties in the county who are getting it at that price. We regret that others are pny- ing more, but some huve to puy ono dollar, whoso names also we have. The old subscribers who have stood by the paper are still charged $1.50 without u mup. We have no doubt if thoy raise a vigorous protest, thoy, too, can get Into the 75 cent cluss, as tho Republican certainly would not charge its old friends moro than Its now men. For further Information wo refer to H. H. McChane, D, F, Lanning, D. E. Smith of Ramsay, und J, J, Kline of Elmore, Aifonoy Organized. At a meeting hold at J. R. Jones' office last week the Burnell Business association was completed, and officers were chosen us follows: President, W. W. Wheeler; vice president, Will, Lacy; secretary, E. J. Gllmoro; vice secretary, F. E. Wolcott; treasurer, J. R. Jones. Somo committees were up- pointed and other business transacted. It is the purpose of this organization to secure in tho retail trade what Dunn and Bradstreet secure In tho wholesale trade, numoly: a report of the credit und stundlng of every buyer. It is u good thing, properly conducted, and while discouraging dead bouts, protects the reputation of honest men asking credit. 1). T, Smith for Recorder. The announcement in this issue of D. T. Smith us a candidate for tho county recorder nomination this fall opens the local political contest. As only six weeks elapse till election, this is not premature, and culls for tho conventions will undoubtedly soon bo made. Mr. Smith hod a strong support for the nomination two years ago, and is in every way a good man for tho place, and would be u strong candidate Wo believe he has many friends all over the county who feel that ho Is deserving of recognition, and who will, while using others fairly, try and secure his nomination. A UnrUwooU Factory. J. A. Hamilton, who has put in the hwdwood lumber yard nour tho Milwaukee depot, is planning now to put l» «, planing machine und lathe, and U8S hi« engine In muuufuotmiug> hurd- buggy spokes. ««d _„ pl «s,e to. tootoriee. m ffet, tho raw Wfttovlftl The TV. C. *. TT. There will be a meeting of tho W. 0. T< U. at 8 b'oloek p. m. on Friday afternoon Itt their new room on bodge street. Officers chosen for the ensuing year are: President, Mrs. Bailey: vice president* Mfg. Dr. Bafr; secretary, Mre. Vincent; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Dr. Read; treasurer, Mffl. F. A. Jotles. The executive cofnrnittoe arc: Mrs, Gardner Cowlcs, Mrs. S. D. Hamilton, Mrs. L. A. Sheet?,, Mrs. C. A. Ingham, nhd Mrs. F, A. Smith. Sniitliy'8 Paper. Hugh Smith was a visitor Saturday, having issued the first number of the GrOldfleld Chronicle, and being then on his way to be married at LuVerno. The Chronicle begins with every promise of a brilliant future, and is a bright and newsy local paper. Hugh is a good printer, nas married a most estimable young lady, and we hope will prove the old adage false, " Iris too much, we dally hear, To wive nnd thrive both In one yenr." Tho Contract la Jjot. All difficulties over tho water works contract have been overcome and tho document as drawn here is accepted by tho contractors. Work will begin at once. The contract calls for tho completion of tho job by Nov. 15, nnd pro" " ir each day be. g in the whole outfit In two months will make lively work while it is going on. A Serious Accident. A son of John Connors, Lu Verne's early settlor, was seriously hurt Sunday while riding horseback. The horse ran into an old well hole throwing tho boy over his head, and falling on him. Serious internal injuries are feared. Dr. Lacy was called, and everything was done for his comfort. vides a heavy penalty for yond that time. Putting A slick swindler was exposed In Algona last week In Prof. T. W. Whlttier, "optician." He arrived with four assistants, flaming posters, a goodly stock of spectacles, and began business. He was well dressed and paused as an eye healer of great renown, until Pat Cady happened to see him, When his true character Was discovered. Our readers will remember an Uncle Tom's Cabin coinpany which went with a tent, am showed sotne years ago near A. Hough's residence. Cady and Hugh Smitl were engaged for its band, nnd traVelec some months, till at El Paso, Texas, the manager skipped with some $800, leav ing the boys stranded. " Prof." Whit tier was the proprietor of the show and also the gentleman who so unfor tunately disappeared with the money When ho first saw Cady he refused to recognize him, but Pat secured Sherlf Stephens and Saturday evening visitec hiin officially, and after some parley he paid him part Of what he owed him Mr. Smith was not so fortunate in get ting What was coming to Hugh, as th« " optician" succeeded in a big bluff Finding that this was not likely to long prove a profitable field for spectacles the professor secured his effects and wo learn, went north to Wlnnebago. It is reported that ho did n good bus! ness hero and actually sold a quantity of glasses. If so it only illustrates how a humbug can bo worked. Ho is nt more an optician than one of St John's horses, but Is an all-around con lldence man and blackleg. If advortls Ing these fakirs and swindlers woulc prevent their doing business, he shouli be freely exposed in this section, bu keeping him out only probably lets nn other In who is just as bad. It Is a sin gular fact, but often as those traveling swindles have been exposed, they flour ish with renewed vigor and find no one of support. There Is an unfortunate truth in tho reply tho man got whc sent n dollar to a fakir to find out how to get rich. " Do as wo do," was the response. "It is only a dollar in a place, but the sucker crop is the only ono that never fails." Hot for Soxtonl Highest prices paid for grain, seeds, etc. Illinois third-vein and Iowa block coal, flour, feed, salt, etc., at figures. Come and soo us. J. J. WILSON. JAS. MclNBOE, Agent. 2818 Tlio Prnlrlo lM\vn Herd. Having sold my homo farm I now offer my entire herd of short-horn cattle at private sale, in lots to suit purchasers, on tho most liberal terms. Also a choice lot of horses and colts, including some fine young brood marcs. Also Poland China brood sows nnd pigs. 21 J. B. JONES. Only Fifty Cento, l.'nrmcr, For a good lantern. Don't go groping in the darkness. Townsend & Lungdon. PEBSOHAL MOVEMENTS. Rev. Larson attended conference at St. Paul last week, and goes to his new appointment at Leedsville, Minn. His S lace hero will bo taken by Rev. An- orson. Rev. Larson has been a genial and able preacher in Algona, and tho Swedish Methodists suffer a loss In his departure. His now appointment is a considerable promotion. S. I. Plumloy, Frank Winkol, and Earl Tennant wont to Forest City yesterday to see tho flax palace and take in tho races. Tho famous flax exhibit will bo open nil this week and visitors can soo It easily. Tho morning train east makes connections nt Britt, so that tho visitor arrives about 1 o'clock, in time for tho races. A. D. Bradley is at Spencer these Dutton and them days setting up buggies for Duttc Calkins to sell. They dispose of us fast as he can got them ready. They soy that tho big tent bears "Algonu Wagon Works" in very big nnd conspicuous letters for tho Spencer people to look at. George South has secured a situation in Minneapolis, und loaves to take it at once. Ho packed his goods yesterday. He is an excellent business man, and in tho Townsend fa, Langdon store has made many friends in Algona. Dr. Goo. W. Ingham left Algonu Monday to visit several places with u view to locating. Ho has not decided where he will settle, but will soon bo fixed. Ho will not return to Algona. Dr. Shore has been delayed In town and will get away tonight. It is his present intention to finish his medical study in' Edinburg, Scotland, uftor a course in New York. Rev. and Mrs. Smith, F. Dormoy und S. Rist, Misses Clara Burroughs, Annie and Carrie Johnson attended tho Baptist association at Humboldt lust week. John Goodors was in Chicago a week ago for goods, Theo. Chrischllles and Geo. R. Woodworth have just returned, and Jos. Taylor went Saturday. Miss Katie Burnurd is making her many old friends in Algona a visit. This is her first return since Rev. Bur- nord left for his now home. Uncle Sam. Benjamin Is home from Boston, bringing up tho rear of tho grand army tourists, Mr,' Lumson cumo a few days ahead. The father of Mr. Scott on tho Ingham farm is hero visiting, nnd talks of buying a farm. He likes this country better than Illinois. p Mrs, George Carroll and daughters, Myrtle und Helen, leave for Pontluo, Peoriu and other Illinois points today for a short visit. J. J. Wilson went to Webster City yesterday us chairman of tho committee to put u candidate in nomination against Dolliver. Mrs. J. O. Reaver and son accompanied Mrs. Reaver Monday on lior return to Knoxvllle, and will niuko u short, visit. Old Mr. Bacon, father of our PBIOES FOB PEODTTOE. yenterclay'8 Quotatloug In Chicago— Till) Local licport. CHICAGO, Sept. 10.—Dos Molnes New report: Mnv wheat closed at $1.00 September corn closed ut47jc; October at 47ic; May, 601c. September oat closed at 30jc; October at 3(!Jc; am May nt 401c. Cattle—Receipts, 10,000; market I firm. Shippers and natives, S2.50@ 5.25; stackers and feeders, $2(23; tnlxei cows and bulls, $1@3.50; Texnns, $2.2c @3.50. Hogs—Receipts, 19,000; market high or. Light grades, $8.85@4.80; mixei and medium, S3.95@4.10; heavy, $4.1 @4.70. CHICAGO, Sept. 15.—Chicago Tribum report: Eggs, best, 174c per dozen. Hay—Rather moro prairie was ol fercd than required, and easiness pro vailed, while timothy was steady. Th< sales were: On track—4 cars of No. timothy at $9.50@10.25; 17 cars of up land prairie at$7<a>10.50. Receipts, Or tons; shipments, 43 tons. Potatoes—85c@$1.10. Flax—81.37@1.44. The Local Market. The slight drop in Chicago price yesterday and Monday have made loca prices a shade lower. This morning' markets are: Wheat, 85@88c; oats, 2. @29c; flax, $1.20@1.23; corn, 33@35c barley, 35c; hogs, 53.75@3.90; eggs, 14 hoy, loose, §4. A largo quantity of produce has been bought tho past week, much of it from some distance. The largest sale o hogs was by G. Bohn, who had sixtj averaging 272 pounds each. Ho was offered $3.85 at Burt, but sold to J. J Wilson at $3.88. l)o You Want to Trade? I have a number of customers thi: fall for Improved and unimproved land: in Kossuth county. Also several appli cations for trade of. farms or wild land for valuable town and other towns. property Call and you want to sell or trade. in Algona and see mo i C. L, LUND, Algona. For lleiit. A good house, eight rooms, collar cistern, etc. BELLE MIKKELSON. ONE box good laundry soap (32 bars for 90c at Townsend & Langdon's. EEV. COMMENDED. It UP kpi-e at» i«*ej- to new merchant, was a pleasant caller last Thursday. He likes Algona very much. Revs. Pratt and Whitlleld wont to Spencer yesterday to attend conference. The meeting opened this morning. F. M. Taylor attended tho annual mooting of the Eastern Star ut Colfax last week. He wont as chaplain. Dr. Sayers started for his old home in Ohio last night to make a visit of ten days or two weeks. Mrs. Jackson, mother of Mrs, Dr. McCoy and the Patterson brothers, is in Algona for a visit. C..M. Doxsoe was over nt O'Brien county last Thursday and sold a quartet* section of land. Mrs. Chus. Rish is up from Omaha for a four weeks' visit with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Gllmoro went to Minneapolis for tho exposition and fair. Mr. Wadsworth is out from Wisconsin visiting his sons J. W. and T, H. Mrs. M. Warner wont to Minneapolis OA Monday. Tho Quarterly Conference Hevlewi Ills Work and Adopts Some lleso lutloua. At tho quarterly meeting of tin Methodists Monday evening, tho pros porous work of the past year was re viewed und resolutions woro adoptet highly commendatory of Rev. Whit field nnd his work. The church has flourished under his udminlstration and his return by tho annual conferenci is earnestly desired. Tho resolution were: Whereas, Hov. Wm. Whitfleld has beo tho pastor of the M. E, church of Algona tho present conference year, filling the pul pit of the same with marked acceptability in-caching the Word with eurnoatuesa, abill ty, and power, to the edification of all, par tlcularly tho church, developing tlioroby tho gifts and graces of tho aaaio, aud Whereas, By his faithful prosecution o tho arduous and all important part of tbo ministers work — pastoral visiting — carry Jig—carry Ing the molaago of morcy to tho sanctuary of the home, a work wmcb. if per/ormod ii the spirit of it, tho pastor is over honom of God and beloved of mou, and Whereas, By the Divine blessing, and co oporation of tho churoli, ho has succeeded In liquidating the church debt, whereby wo now have a bouse free from debt in which to worship, for which achievement we foo that an ospooiat cause for a present am lasting thanksgiving, and for whioh we (or veutly " thank God und take courage.» Be it, therefore, Resolved, That for tho fidelity of our bo loved pastor to every interest of the church whether temporal or spiritual, and also foi tho devotion of his estimable wife to the srured calling of her husband, and her active participation in tho social and reliiri ous work of the church, they have mutually endeared themselves to us. and we hereby tender them our heartfelt gratitude with tho fervent prayer that the abiding presence of tho Muster hero, and the "well done" horoaf tor, may be their exceeding groat re ward. liosolved, That it is tho sense of this quarterly conference that tho spiritual uut material interests of tho church will bo sub- served by tho return of Bro. WhtUloia to us tho ensuing year, and we therefore vo- Bpcotfully aud earnestly solicit the same. ROCK salt goes three or four times us fur as common. Buy it at tho Cash Store, 75 cents per hundred. THE Woman's Relief corps will serve refreshments on tho fair grounds during the fair. THIS NOBMAL SCHOOL. SUCCOR* AUouUn Its OponlUK-An Increasing ISurolliuout, aud Excel lout Work Using pouc. The second week ol tho normul seliaol under its new management finds an enrollment of 51 students, with others being heard from. While not quite us large us lust year, this attendance puts tho success of the school out of question, und is very remarkublo in view of the short time for advertising and tbo DBINB ico-oold water out ol tho ro4 «»ftBfi09 ««wto- Tho students ure from biu'rel; then buy your groceries ut tho oil over this part of tho state. Cash, Stove. || p vo |, c a dgo b,us suooeog,ed In crewting TawBDiipUllwopmrtvalto to got|| v ^ '? v °?^ 1 ?,'TK* *? ' meM ttn» mwrgofiju ft a 1ft ••»*$****«»•»! fte 9^ At LANTOKNS! Lanterns! Lanterns! Townsend & LuugdonV Only 60c. JAB. A. Omt, painter, decorator, paper hunger, etc., solicits the patronage of those who have work in this lino, and guarantees sutiufuotloji.-SmO b aid ability to maintain a Ugh school. The fact that the school is In very superior hands is one that will be more apparent as time goes on. Miss PahtiBtoek, a graduate of the .'Jalesburg, HI., mu'sical conservatory, is giving very fine musical instruction, ana her work ia the public schools is highly commended. Prof. Dodge has plans for the future Which the board will undoubtedly Carry out. an important one being a boarding hall. Cheap boarding facilities are ft big attraction at all schools, and from his experience he is convinced that as an advertisement nothing can equa such a hall. We hope to see Prof Dodge ably seconded in all his efforts There is too much invested in thi school now to leave any stone unturned to make it a success. An Opportunity -Will bfe Afforded your eastern friends to visit you by the Series of excursion now being ar ranged by the Chicago & Northwestern railway, for which tickets will be sold a half fates (one faro for thd round trip). I you Will forward to W. A. Thrall, genera passenger nnd ticket agent Chicago & Northwestern railway, Chicago, 111., tb names and addresses of your eastern friend to whom the Information would prove in teresting, a circular giving full details o these excursion will be mulled.-22t4 Rock salt cannot be beat for stock 78 cents per hundred at Townsend Langdon's. A NEW invoice of those celebrate L goods just received at G. I Worth's. They sell like hot cakes DIUED fruit of nil kinds cheap at th Cosh Store. FEOM THE OOtJIfTY TOWNS. IjUVorno. • News, Sept. 12: J. C. Parker has fin Ished his work on the Commercla house and has gone to Britt, where h has work on the fair grounds. Schultz Bros, have built a barn o their lot east of the shop. Tho boy are brim full of energy, nnd have bee making things win right along sine starting here. E. W. Turner is snugly fixed in h new house. This is the first house 1 the northwestern addition, but severa more will bo built this fall or In th spring. T. J. Smith is about to begin the con structlon of a now residence on h farm. The building will bo 18x28 fee and two stories high. Tom says h wants a house largo enough to hold th whole family. Joseph Schultz is about to begin th erection of a good-sized dwelling hous on his lot near tho M. E. church Straws tell which way tho wind blows Joe; but It is all right, nnd wo d'on't so why some of tho other fellows don't g and do likewise. Patrick McGrudor was in Britt th latter part of last week looking afte his flax crop. Mr. McGruder hud 4 acres of flax that yielded 10 bushels pe acre, and at the present price it wl" prove n profitable crop. Bancroft. BANCROFT, Sept. 10.—Geo. Skinner horse ran away tho other day; no much damage done. School has commenced, with 122 pu plls attending. Miss Byrne is touchln in room No. 1, Miss Taylor in No. ! Miss Wallace In No. 3, und Prof. Do derer in No. 4. Jos. Patterson, Del. Barslou, Henr Smith, Otto Bruer, and Willis Tallma wont to the Minnesota state fair. Joe, son of Wm. Korr, had his le broken by a pony fulling with hin Dr. Taylor set It. A small child of E. S. Strcator win sick, but is recovering. Rev. Williams nnd family have re turned from tho presbytery at Voi Dodge. Mrs. S. A. Campbell was sick, but i better. Tho corner drug store is being en lurged. A hunting party from Boston was here a couple of days. E. Moberly of Tnintor is visiting B F. Wickwire and family. R. I. Brayton went to Aurora, 111., t attend the reunion of his regiment. Mrs, L. E. Riley of Austin, Minn., i visiting tho inmates of the Austi house. Mr. Glllespie of Illinois has pui chased the farm of George Bros, i Swea at $18.60 per acre. C. W. Goddnrd is building nhous east of the ono he formerly owned. WUlttoiuoro. WHITTEMOKB, Sept. 16.—Postmusle Hutch is again at his work after uttent ing his regimental re-union and th Mmnenpolis exposition. His daughte Ethel accompanied him to Mnsou City where she visited with Daisy Hatch. Hay barns have been erected at th rate of one a week of late. This woof I. C. Southard-is the builder. J. C. Farley and duughter, Dellu have returned to Kentucky. They cut rled back with them a jockrrabbi which will probably astonish ' th natives, as well as tho hounds of tha section. Lon Lillabridgo was over to Wes Bend one evening last week. Rev. Thresher's mother is visltini him at present. Jas. Maricle had tho misfortune t break one of the bones of his hand whll at work on his mower. He is fur from being a cripple though. Our hay men are paying $5 a ton fo loose hay. Parties from a neighborin town were in this vicinity a day or tw ngo offering $4 for it on the track, balec It must take a good stock of pure gal to ride around tho country making sue' offers. Boyle & Carlisle are busy these day riding around showing up Kossut county dirt. Clufr Hotelling is attending tho noi mill school at Algona. Aerens & Hubbard are hero looklni up their land interests, and erectini now buildings. Lillabridgo thinks $101 for one cur o hoy is good enough. Our drum corps has sent for no\ music and moro instruments. CHOICE Jersey sweet potatoes So po pound at Towuseud & Lungdon's. A Fortaimte Wonmn. Mrs. Mar/L. Bilker ol Ovid. Mlcb., hus renso to bu verr thankful, she ma a great sultere from heart disease for jenrs; wai short of breatb bud hungry spells, pain la Bide, fluttering, rain ness, etc. After taking two bottles of Or. Miles New Heart Cure she says: "lam better tbanfo 80 rears. My mind und eyesight bave Improve wonderfully. 1 advise all pernons tbus afflicted t use this great remedy." F. w. Dlngley, druggla recommends and guarantees It. Dr. Miles' wor on Heart Disease, containing marvelous .tettli olals, free. «a A Remarkable Letter. Tho following letter from Mr. W. A. Thomson o Columbus, WIs., Is peculiarly Interesting: " Mi wife," says he, '• has been treated tor ber heU stomaeb, and nervous prostration by three doctor In New York, two la Chicago, one In Philadelphia one In Cincinnati, and ut the large Institute |i Buffalo for It) months. They all failed. But on bottle ol Dr. Miles' llestorutlvo Nervine helped he wonderfully." This should lie used In all head aches, backaches, ohmices of lite, nervous dls turbunces, fits, rheumatism, etc. Ask at F, w Dluglei's drug store for a free trial bottle und Dr Miles' book on tbe Nerves and heart. JHIes' Nerve and UYIT fills. An Important discovery; they uot on the liver stomach, aud bowels through tbe nerves, A nev irlnclule. They speedily cure biliousness, but uste, torpid liver, piles aud constipation. Splen did for men, women, and children. Bmullest mildest, surest. Thirty doses for ar> cents. Sum pies free at F, V7. Dlngley'"- * SPECIAL Ribbon Sale We have placed on sale 2,000 yards of Ribbons, Nos. , 9, and is, at ten cents a yard. Ladies, call at once and see them. EGGS WANTED. At 14 cents per doaen, at ':. Townsend & Landorfi All kinds of 50 Yeast for 03 Soda pef |>kg ,. <. , y Axle Grease per box 06 LevHs Lye per box ».»ro,_| Gloss Starch per poutid . .0$ Clothes Pins per doz Remember We are Agents for Rock Sal). I3P" If we Can fit you with a pair of Shoes or Boots, will sell them cheap. Come and see us. TOWNSEND & LANGrBON, Now is the Time! Everyone at this season of the year is interested in the question of how best to warm and beautify their homes ; what stove will heat the most surface with the least amount of fuel ? etc., etc. I wish to say that in making my selection of stoves this fall I gave this question CAREFUL ATTENTION and am sure I selected as good in every respect as there are in the market. Please call and see the new styles and get prices. I also have a large quantity of second-hand stoves, which I will sell VERY CHEAP—from three dollars up. I have a full line of wood and iron pumps, husking pins of all descriptions, guns, ammunition, etc., etc. These goods are sold, remember, at J. W. ROBINSON'S. We can now make Loans on Improved Lands from one to ten years time, and givethe borrower the privilege of paying the whole loan or any part thereof in even 8100 at any date when interest falls due. TJiis is Iowa money and no second mortgage or coupons taken. This plim of nmkl nK a loan will enable tbe borrower to reduce his mortgage at an? time and save tue.lnterest on ihe umouut paid. Money furnished at once on perfect title. Call on or address HOXIE & REAVER, Algona, Iowa. ALGOJTA, IOWA. Capital, .... tso.OOO. Incorporated under general laws ol Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly and a general banking business transacted. Passage ticket* to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. W. B. INGIUH, President. J. 0. JONES, Vice President, LEWIS U. SMITH, Cashier. Directors—W, H. Ingham, Jno. (i. Smith, J. B Jones, T. Chrlachllles, Lewis 11. Smith, J. W. Wadswortb, Barnet Devlne. First national Bat OF ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - • $50,OOO • Special Attention Paid to Collodions. DIRECTORS. Ambrose A. Cull, D. H. Ilutchlns, J. C. Black ford, Philip Dorweller, Wm. K. Ferguson. Qeo. C. Call, 0, B. Jlutchlns. OFFICERS. IKIIHOSK A. CALL, D. H, HOTOniKS, President. Vice President. J. C. BLAOKFOHD, Cashier. Money always on Imnd to loan at reasonable rates to parties who can furnish flrst class security. BANCROFT, IOWA. R. M. Richmond, Prea. R. R, Richmond, Y. P. A. B. Richmond, Cashier. TraBsucts a general banking business. Collections a specialty. Money transferred to all ports of the United States and Europe at low rates. Tickets to and from tbe old country tor sale. Tuxes paid for both resident* and non-residents, Ab- itroct of title furnished on the same day applied R. M. RICHMOND, RIAL ESTATE DEALER, Loan and Insurvnct Af't and Notary Public, 10,000 acres of prairie lands and Improved farms !or sale or rent. Village property for sale or rent. Now Is the time to secure you a home before the .brae prospective railroads are built, which will advance the price of laud beyond the reach of the average home-seeker. South Side of Broadway Whlttomore, - Iowa. Goods, NOTIONS, and. Boots and Shoes, Boys' und Men's Bendy-Made GROCERIES, Crockery & Classy* re, CONFECTIONERY, Wood and Willow ware, I'roduce (alien In exchange (or BOOMS. HENRY MUNCH, DOU YOU WANT COMMERCIAL HOUSE, Bimoroft, Iowa, R. U. Richmond, proprietor, first oluss house. Satisfaction guaranteed, Speolulut- eiillon given the traveling public. AUCTIONEER, D. A* HAGGARD, Will wcltj- and larm property, make collections etc. All business ot a private nature will be strictly oouadentlal. Office with K. M. Tajlor, over Annls Bros. THE Best Legal Most surely you do If you have need for a' all. Then remember that yon can, - llnd them at tbe : Upper Des Moines | WE KEEP ON HAND Chattel Mortgages, (Short Form, best In use,) Farm and Town Leases, Warranty Deeds, Trial Notices, It htia uerwmoutly cured TUOUI Of WJSUMjWQWUMUSPU Vjf ' ' ens. If yo,u have uruui fe.Wj»«TT»siw™

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