The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 24, 1890 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 24, 1890
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WPER DHI8 Mwsorrmi mm ,_uf&ft Coft68traiueiit Writes of attei-s lit General and County Seat Affairs Particnlai-iy* ALGONA. IOWA, WEDKESDAY, DEO. 24, 18 90. Wesiey fiecorda a Sad Ceatfa—All t>atts Of Big Kossuth Make a Splendid Showing of News. , l)oc. 22.—Since we last wrote Hebron has not forgotten to grow in popularity as of old. A, it. Beach, John Mauge atid WillJam Baker have located in Section 83, a Mr. Loathouse has located itt section 29, while Wayne SilUmah and Qeo. Singsley also of Blue Earth City hdVe bought land in sections 34 aiid 38. Ole Quam has also inade a purchase in section 25, we understand. These are but a few of the changes lately taking place in land ownership during the last summer. Fred. Barkley on 81 has built a new house this fall, while Peter Rawley on the same section has made improvements on his. Wm. Goodrich returned last Friday from a five days visit at Algona. We judge William must combine business and pleasure When he goes to the capital city, for he goes too often and looks too thoroughly contented •on his return to have made solely a business trip. But we will not criticise your motives leading you Algonaward too severely this time. T.: Sailor was in Hebron last week land looking. . John Underdahl was in Blue Earth City Saturday attending a law suit of his own. Gus. Wlttuhn is finally well located in Hebron with a bran new house and barn. Considerable newspaper sensation is developing over a division of Kossuth county. We are not going to enter into their lingual pugilistic arena farther than to state that Hebron is not nervous over tho outcome .whatever it may be. If we were doomed to live in Eamsay and had to go 13 or 15 miles to market, we might develop a soured system, and cry out for anything that called for any change. But don't you see, we Hebronites have one of the best of markets •just on our northern line in the young vigorous and prosperous village of Elmore. Elmore is certainly a good market town and its business men are doing a fair thing by all farmers. Our Iowa towns on tho south have to admit that we can beat them on prices for farm produce. Their business men have just been admitting it in their last newspaper edition. Elmore's railroad facilities bring about this result to some extent. It is not an unusual occurrence to see 75 teams blocked in around the elevators waiting to unload, while the two elevators are taking it in as fast as it can be unloaded. The new flouring mill is a late addition to Elmore which is of great value to Hebron as well as to all adjacent territory. This mill is operated by the Elmore Exchange Mill company, constructed and operated under the supervision of George Dustin an old and successful mill operator. The building and every article of machinery is ^perfectly new and all of the most modern land approved construction. This new and successful enterprise has been in operation but about three weeks but is giving the best of satisfaction, and is already having a good patronage. In as much as it is the only enterprise of its kind between Blue Earth City on the north and Algona on the south, it must gain trade for a considerable distance in all directions, and already demonstrates its usefulness both to tho town and surrounding country. Hebron is all right yet you see for a good town without the county seat of northern Kossuth located in its borders. be a two w^eks vacation, which no doubt out teachers freatlyneBd. Oaf warehbUsea will be closed on tihrist- .maa day. The boyS are going to have one day out. They gay Qeo. Frihk la lanking himself ub for the Christmas ball at Algona. He how sleeps In his office, and has informed his host Where he boards that he Will hot be around,to his meals any there till after Christmas. All the nourishment he is taking how is a small handful of flax seed, just something, he says, to keep his digestive organs in good condition, so he can do Justice to the roast turkey at the supper 1 oh Christmas night. , We are called upon this week to record the sad hews of the death of Arthur C. Church, which occurred Wednesday morn- ihg, Dec. it. Very few of our town people knew that he Was dangerously sick Until a few days before his death; and When It Was learned that he was dead it created no little surprise. He was stricken with scarlet fever some time ago, as were the rest of the family, also. The board of health quarantined the house. All seemed to bo DEMOREST ( Eight Contestants Declaim for a Silver Medal-Miss Maude cowan the tv"fnnef* A good audience was out Friday evening to hear the declamatory contest for the t)emof est stiver medal, and enjoyed one of the best -entertainments ever given in Algona. There were eight contestants, and between three it was difficult for the judges to decide, but Miss Maude CoWan won the honors and the badge. The declaiming-was the best ever given in ah exhibition in town, and proved that Demorest in his contests is doing a good work. The judges were Rev. Bowen, Prof. McCollum, arid Miss Hough, all competent, ahd all un- whose call ahd settle either by cash of note on or before Jan. 1, 1891, of same will be left with our attorney for collection. W. W. WHEELER, Agent. Take We will close out the balance of our stock of felt boots at 90 cents and $1. If you need buy now. TOWNSEND & LANGDON. doing well but Arthur. He took typhoid fever and had to succumb to it. He was a young man 10 years, old. He leaves a widowed mother and a sister to mourn his loss. This is a sad affliction on Mrs. Church, as he was her only earthly hope; and the hardest part of it was that on account ofi scarlet fever in tho family only a few of their many frirnds were allowed to go in to comfort them; but, notwithstanding this, they have tho heartfelt sympathy of the people of Wesley, and all stood ready to go and lend a helping hand and give a word of comfort to them if they had been allowed. Ben. Hopkins has gone toEmmetsburgas night operator. We wish him success. Seneca. SENECA, Dec. 32.—Eev. W. L. Wolfe of Algona held services in school house No. 8 Sunday evening. His discourse was an earnest and effective presentation of the duty of decision in religious character, from the text, "How long halt ye between two opinions?" The attendance was not as large as it would have been had sufficient notice been given. Wm, Ormiston has been taking corn to Esther'ville where he reports the price paid to be 40 cents. W. W. Alcorn has built an extensive shed to house his machinery. Quite elaborate preparations are being made to entertain Santa Clous on his promised visit to school house No. 8 on Christmas >evo, The next regular meeting of the farmers alliance will be held at the Center school h,ouse on Saturday at 10 a. m. ' The desirability of establishing a co-operative cream- x 'ery for Seneca will be discussed. The meeting will be an open one. There was a large gathering of sportsmen at Nels Kassel's last Friday, and many turkeys and other fowls were distributed to the favorites of fortune. A big time is the report of those who attended. Weslev. WESLEY, Deo. 28.-The oyster supper,-given by the ladies of Wesley last Wednesday was a great success, netting them over $10. When is winter going to begin? Our county surveyor is here finding some of the lost corners for some of our people. Chas. Brown of Britt was iu town Monday settling up the flax deal of J. C. Young of Cedar Rapids. He informed us that he bad 40 sacks of flax stolen from him Friday night. He left it out in the field near Stil- aon siding, where they were threshing, intending to haul it to market in the morning, but it seems someone saved him the trouble, Mr. and Mrs. 4. M. Tuttle started for Chicago Monday to visit friends. Mrs. T. expects to remaiu there till after the holidays, and visit the balance of the winter with friends in .eastern Iowa, while Mr. Tuttle takes a trip to California. Considerable poultry is coming to market these days. Lawsou & Oleson Bros, are buying, and E. F. Bacoa is also taking a hand in the business. Some of our G. A, E. boys were down to Algona last week attending the camp flre. Tbe entertainment given by our schools last Friday evening was a. grand success. The aphool room \y«s packed to its utmost capacity. Tb.e pvipilw performed their parts well. It is very evident th,at our teachers »re workers and are giving W a little tfee bad- There JJuVerne. LUVEIINE, Dec. 23.—H. S. Benedict and wife attended tho bean supper at Renwick on Friday evening. The M. E. church will have a Christmas dinner at the church. Everybody come. Earnest Raymond is home from Spirit Lake to spend the holidays with his folks and friends here. Marsh Stephens was on our streets Saturday. D, Ramm bought and shipped over 2,600 pounds of poultry Thursday morning. How is that for high. The United States revenue collector was in town Thursday on business. Jesse Stoddard went to Renwick Friday. School closed Friday until after the holidays. Dave Haggard was in town Friday. John Devine's new hay press has proved to be a. complete failure, and he has thrown it aside. Chas. Chapman and Grant Paul have bought the Bonkaskey hay press and will run it hereafter. There will be a Christmas tree at the Evangelical church. All are invited to be there. G. W. and R. W. Hanna returned from Waterloo the first of the week where they have been to see their father who was sick. He died and was buried on Sunday. Sam Drake was on our streets Wednesday, as fat and flump as ever. John Stevenson and wife of Chicago were out to attend Mrs. John Conners' burial. M. S. Hill of LaPorte City, Iowa, who has been visiting the past month with his daughter, Mrs. H. L. Simmons, returned home Wednesday. Mrs. John Conners was buried in Algona cemetery Wednesday, and a large concourse of people and friends followed the remains to their last resting place. There was a silver wedding at John Thake's last Wednesday evening, and ivuss jiougn, an competent, ana t acquainted with the performers, names were not mentioned in th_ r ._ gramme. They marked each speaker on five points, voice, articulation, gesture, memory, ahd general effect. Out of a possible 150, Miss Cowan received 144, and when the medal was given by Mrs, Bailey, the decision was applauded by the audience. The contestants were Clarabel and Alma Ramsey, Luella and Grace Sifert, Maude Cowan, Lucy Clock, Bertha Hancock, and Bobt. Davenport, As these Demorest contests are being held over the country, and as a gold medal contest may be had, the rules and regulations governing them will be of interest: When no less than eight young persons, between the ages of 12 and 21, shall recite, before an audience, selections taken from either of the two volumes of " From Contest to Conquest," the one adjudged to have made the best recitation will be awarded a silver medal in a satin-lined case. When not less than eight of tho silver medals are secured by as many contestants, the winners will be entitled to compete for a gold medal. When eight or more have won gold medals they may compete for a grand gold medal. When eight or more have won a grand gold medal, tho holders may compete for a handsome gold medal studded with diamonds. On these terms, the medals will be presented by W. Jennings Demorest, free of expense. No one having obtained a silver or gold A FEW move boxes of So crackers at the cash store. NEW Buckwheat Flour and Maple Syrup nt the Cash Store. PARTIES wishing to buy or rent the farm of town property of Mrs. H. E. Hyde (removed to California) can do so by calling on R. J. Hunt.-S9 dy for fc Tortey! Between now and Jan. i, 1891, any size Platter (j. G. Mekin's ironstone china) will be sold at a 20 per cent, discount at the CASH STORE, We also have a large assortment of Lamps and Chamber Sets. Call and get our prices before you buy. Do not pay 8c per package for soda when you can buy STRICTLY ftJRB for 5c per package at Townsend & Langdon's. — •« «"w uM*j.A*g WMVf**U\jU. CV OlAVGi. \JL gUiU medal will be allowed to compete again for the same kind of medal. Two trials will be allowed to each speaker for the silver medal, but only one trial for either of the gold medals or the diamond medal. No one can receive the higher prize until the lower ones are secured. In every contest a new piece must be recited. After the silver medal is won, age will not be a bar to further competition. Not less than eight will be permitted to speak for any of the medals. Contests in any church or hall must be held not less than 80 days apart. The recitations are to be taken exclusivcr ly from the books prepared for this purpose, which may be purchased at this office, nnd of state superintendents, at 10 cents each, post free. The contests are designed to be educational on the prohibition question, and it is especially requested that the prose matter contained in the books be given the preference for the competitions. Information can be had of Miss C. F. Woodbury, 10 East 14th street, New York City. BOSWELL OAPTUEED. One by One tho Idols Arc Fulling! The papers have been full of paragraphs about Edward Grubb, "the Bristol Centenarian," who is described as having died at the age of 109. Grubb was not a centenarian, for, according to his own account, he was living at Kingsland, where he was born, when the battle of Waterloo was fought, and yet he went to settle in London "three or four years before he was SO." It is clear, therefore, that, as only seventy-five years have passed since Waterloo, Grubb cannot have been more than 90 when he died. A still more conclusive proof is afforded by the tombstone over his father's grave in the churchyard at Kingsland, which records that he died in 1808, at the age of 84; so that if Grubb was a centenarian he was born when his father was 10 years old, and if he was 109 he must have been born when his father was 7 years old! It would be just as well if the papers, instead of eagerly swallowing every flapdash story that is brought to them, were to take the saga- P.irniQ nrftri^a -«rT»i/VV» T>**nni.-1 ««i. T> *—J.t_ are paying 19 cents for Eggs. Note our prices on a few items : All kinds of $c Yeast for 03 Soda per pkg 05 Axle Grease per box 06 Lewis Lye per box !. 10 Gloss Starch per pound 05 Clothes Pins per doz 01 Remember We are Agents for Rock Salt. SS1P If we can fit you with a pair of Shoes or Boots, we will sell them cheap. Come and see us. TOWNSEND & LANGDON. , - cious advice which President Routh gave to Dean Burgon: "Always verify your references."—London Truth. We can now maJce Loans on Improved Lands, from one to ten years time, and give the borrower the privilege of paying the whole loan or any* part thereof in even $100 at any date when interest falls due. This is loioa money and no second/' • " mortgage or coupons taken. thellnK^^^^^ HOXIE & REAVER,, Algona, Iowa. N M. Z. Grove. John Grove. , goodly number of presents were given, and a good time had by all who were there. W. B. Person's mother, who has been here visiting with friends for the past two weeks, has returned to Dysart. E. Pearson of Cedar Rapids Was in town on Monday last. Mrs. Robert Hughes, who has been sick for the past four weeks, is worse again. John Miers has been quite sick for the past few days, Times are pretty quiet these fine winter days. D. W. Ramm is packing a great many hogs now days for summer use. The Emmet County Cattle Thief Taken at Council Bluffs.-A Kecord of His Big Cattle Steal. The following report comes from Council Rluffs about Boswell, whose big cattle steal was the talk some months ago: A fellow arrested here yesterday under the name of Fred Adams proves to be Henry Boswell, a man who has been wanted very badly at Jefferson, Greene county, and several adjoining counties for wholesale cattle theft. Last "Hit Mo Too." A certain genial old Bostonian, who is a gentleman of leisure, likes nothing better than to watch the sports of children and contrive pleasant surprises for them. At one time, while loitering near the border of the pond in the public garden, which is not far from his residence, Mr. B observed several small boys on the curbstone, in stooping postures, paddling the water with their hands. The temptation to tap the back of one of these bending urchins was great, and Mr. B did tap one briskly. The boy straightened up like a flash, looked around, and called out: "What did you strike me for, sir?" "So that you might rise and take this piece of money, my lad," said the old man, handing him a dime. The boy, entirely appeased, grinned broadly. And instantly all the other boys flocked up to Mr. B , each one shouting at the top of his voice: "Say, mister, hitme, will yer, mister?" —Boston Transcript. Livery, Feed and Sale Stable, West of Tborlngton House. M. Z. GROVE, Manager. I want to say to the people who burn Coal that I am now in the market with a full supply of loth Hard and Soft Coal, for sal® at current rates. Quality the lest. Come and see me. BAY F. C. WiLLSONT, AND PLOW WORK, GENERAL REPAIRING. PhA™"""! " ", ""•" i"«i'i"ou wj j'»K their plows In llrat class shape. Also kS& 0 ±&{S2. S"«2SS» £ SJV*™ 1 ^ Have a flu-Bt olals ' S. a casses of acksmithing. Havea er, and we guarantee satisfaction in everything we turn out. WARNER'S OLD STAND, WEST OF COURT HOUSE, - ALGONA, IOWA. . spring Boswell entered into a contract Attention! All those owing me will please bear in mind that I must have my accounts settled by the 1st of January G. M. HOWARD, Keep the Foot AVarm. Men's Germam socks per pair § 65 Boy's German socks per pair 50 Men's automatic buckle arctics,... 1 00 Men's felt boots from 90c to 1 00 Boy's felt boots for 90 We sell boots, shoes, rubbers, gloves, and mittens in proportion, TOWNSEND & LANGDON. pound Jones BUCK-WHEAT flour Sc per Stacy's office or at mill. Stacy.-86 Corn, I am paying the highest market price for corn, on my farm a mile east of Algo- na "~ 83 C. L. LUND? A Wonder Worker. Mr. Frank Huffman, a young man of Burlington. Ohio, states that lie had been under the care of two Prominent physicians and used their treatment until he was not able to get around. They pronounced his case consumption and incurable. He was persuaded to to pr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Conghs and Colds, and at that time was not able to walk across the street without res Ing. He found, before he liad use4 halt'of a dollar bottle, that he was much better" he contln- llAri fn llaA If. unH la t^Hua A «4 nn l _!._J £ _".fj* with several stockmen and farmers hi Greene county to herd their stock during the summer at a certain price per head. -He was quite well known and soon secured a large herd. His success induced him to extend his field, and by means of letters of introduction from the Greene county farmers, he was enabled to obtain stock from stock raisers in Guthrie, Boone, Carroll and Calhoun counties, and he soon had a herd of 1,300 under bis charge. He took them to Emmet county and grazed them on leased lands, and at one time had them in Minnesota. In the last days of July he made arrangements to send the whole herd into Chicago and sell them, and was prevented only by the inability of the railroad agent at Eininetsburg to furnish sufficient cars at one time to carry them. Th irty-ono cars, containing 030 head, were loaded at Emmetsbure- and taken to Chicago by Boswell and sold for $8,048. One thousand dollars of the amount was paid down by the commission man who bought the stock at theUnion stock yards and the rest was deposited in the bank subject to Boswell's order. Before he could draw this the theft was discovered and he was arrested, but his interests were looked after by a shrewd lawyer and he was released from jail on a writ of habeas corpus, before the owners of the cattle could appear to prosecute him, and he left the city with his $1,000. He has since been a fugutive from justice, and eluded the officers until arrested here Good Sense. It will preserve us from censoriousness; will lead us to distinguish circumstances; keep us from looking after visionary perfection, and make us see things in their proper light. It will lead us to study ^dispositions, peculiarities, accommodations; to weigh consequences; to determine what to observe and what to pass by; when to be immovable and when to yield. It will produce good manners, keep us from taking freedoms and handling things roughly; will never agitate claims of superiority, but teach us to submit ourselves one to another. Good sense will lead persons to regard their own duties rather than to recommend those of others.—New York Ledger. Genuine Generosity. First Beggar—Why didn't you tackle that lady? She might have given you something. Second Beggar—i let her go because I understand my business better than you do. I never ask n woman for anything when she is alone; but when two women are together you can get money from both, because each one is afraid the other will think her stingy if she refuses. This profession has to be studied like any other if you expect to make it a success.—London Tit-Bits. Young- I could in on suspicion. He has been living n this city and Missouri Valley since leaving Chicago. His home is near Jefferson, where his family resided. He was taken to Jefferson tonight by Sheriff Black, A Tender Hearted Girl. Old Million—My dear Miss thing, if you'd only marry ine die hnppy. Miss Youngthing— Why, Mr. Million, if you were dying I'd m.arry you in a minute.— New York Weekly. , ws muc, eer ued to use It and Is today enjoying good heal h chesftrouble, try Trial bottle free ay enoy If row have any tnroat. lung, or »- L We guarantee satisfaction, Electric Bitters. This remedy Is becoming so well known and so popular as to need no special mention. 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All work done promptly and FURNITURE, Picture Frames, _ Glasses, Chromos, and all , a?th™"b 8 e B t HearBef0rpuWlQU8e ' Satisfaction Guaranteed Sewing Machines and Organs, The New Meat Market, BENNETT & ANDERSON, Proprietors of the new market on Thorim-ton fresh and salt m Come and see us. Frl s6 h'fl k «h ep ever dW n e in fresh and salt meat Fresn fish every Friday. Real Estate Agent, , and adlolnine lor non-residents. Agent lor tU^German Insur »uce company, of Freeport, IU. Passage Mokets to e old ooufl&Wsold at lowefl rates BRONS0N, Dealer

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