The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 16, 1891 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 16, 1891
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?-"J-""' •• ^, r*r-«&>yj$g--' ryv- 'l : ^w^^FJ?-T . „ »v''^% u ^»™> rf ,""^ ^-'A, ^" *>«°Af : -»f/T^-Mp75o* v r •. ,. T - * ' f ™|I,T tvl' >. t ''-^ t ?,*>-? V* **' „*.*•*> .. ~*™£ UPPEtt MS MOINMS! ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 189 L BANCROFT IS A GEOWM She Shows Improvements Made In 1891 to the Valne of 860,000— And Still She (trows. A New Mill Soon to Be Built—A Gooi Creamery Showing — Bancroft's Blooded Horses. The past year has taeott the best o Bancroft's history, The population has nearly doubled, the census giving it i year ago but 573. Over $50,000 of build ings hrvc boen built, all of them o superior quality—permanent additions which will bo a cirodlt when the town has become a city. Over twice as much has boon spent In new buildings iis during any previous year, and Bancroft i year ago had made a rapid growth. The buildings have not run ahoad ol the demand either, fcr now there is nothing for rent, and a pleasant wintei will soo a steady demand for carpenters, In fact the scarcity of help alone shortens our list of Improvements to tho present limllH. First among the now buildings Is the slate bunk, a magnificent brick and ntono structure on the Kesota stone foundation, costing with the lot it stands on $8,000. The residence of C. .R. Morohouso and Di 1 . Culler, costing $8,000 each are handsome specimens of late stylos in architecture, while Paul's lumber yard, the now store building occupied by McLaughlln & Co., Uio additions to the Richmond block, Tall man's now hotel, Stahl's now hotel and restaurant, tho Elmoro Mill company's ware house, and largo now residences mentioned later, make up the finest list of improvements in northern Iowa. As a shipping station Bancroft has for years boon tho best paying point on tho Elmoro brunch of the North western road. Tho agent, G. L. Hiuvn, gives tho average outgoing freight receipts at $12,000 to $18,000 a month, the pas- songor receipts at $500 to $700, and tho incoming freight receipts at $-1,000 to $7,000. At tho present tlmo tho road Is carrying out two cars of flax, throe of hay, and three of other grain a day, and still pt'oihffio for shipment Is piling up. Tho figures of poslofllce receipts toll the same story of Bancroft's business. During tho past year tho money order business nlone amounted to'$111,000. The rapid growth of the town him cause it to cover over all tho original plat, besides a big addition known as South Bancroft, and at present Ambrose A. Call IH having a JO-ncro addition surveyed and platlod, and has a big demand for lots before llio plat IH yet recorded. Those fnul« show in 'general what Bancroft's business is. THE YEAH'S JIUIUJINCI IN UKTAIU Aside from tho Improvement already noted, Uio visitor riding about tho town Knst Ramsey street, will KCO Frank Kcholborjjors now house, lllxSM, Widow Bunt's house, 10x24, Olo Oloson's largo addition, Goo. V. Davis, .Tr.'s, $1,GOO house and barn, Goo. V. Davis, Sr.'s, $2/)00 house and barn, O. Sonrlo's $100 barn, Mallory & Hollus'$IOO barn, Dan Neollng's two- ntory 12x24 addition to his bakery, and tho 12x2-1 mldltion to lOoholborgor & 1'nman's shop. Turning south on Clay bli-not ho sous E. I, Brayton's .shod, etc., $100, A. irurslonborg's lino two-story 80x30 house and now barn, a small 12x20 house of Bruer's tinsmith, Ouo. Nom- jiior's two-story 24x,'tO house, and Chan. Wheeler's 10x22 house and also a now barn at tho oxlromo south of town, Going north on Summit avenue ho sees Rov. Richie's 24x110 two-story house and now barn, G. W. Sweet's' 24x30 two-story house, Henry Ruby's now house, Jus. Gallion's now house, ITrod. Anderson's lino houso, Ghas. R. Morehouso's $3,000 homo, a now shop on Widow Gallion's property, a little houso built by K. U Ward, K. L. Ward's now homo and a good one, Dr. Cutler's $3,000 home, J. B. Monsol's $2,100 homo, Nimmor's sample room, two stories, C. W, Goildurd's lino homo, and tho big Improvements on tho Richmond block. Going west on Greenwood street, Frank Croso has a $1,800 houso under headway, Oscar Carpenter has a lilllo homo, and a now big- building is going up for Win. Campbell. Going then south again on Portland Btrcot, Mr. Drake has a small homo, another small houso has boon built, a $400 homo comes next, Mr. Owon has a $100 homo, C. Gutknooht is building a $700 homo, .and Rov. Williams has built a big barn. At tho other end of tho street a 100x24 lumber shod has boen added to Bruor's lumber yard. West of the railroad trueU on Ramsey Htroot tho $8,000 Paul lumber plant comes llrst, Lou Whitohlll has a $900 house, Has. Austin un 18x22 houso, R. .10. Davison a big two-story addition to his homo, and a mile north S. D. Drake is putting- lino buildings on his farm. South tho Catholics have laid out a livo-aoro burying ground. Noar tho depot Paul & Gray have a largo coal shed and also a new office. On the north side of town along tho railway on Front street, Anderson & Son have iv 24x3(1 new carpenter shop. Farther east E. Tallmun has made an $800 addition to the Farmers' homo, 10x30, two stories. Jo, Stahl's fine 28x40 festauf ant Is going' up at a cost of *1,000. .to Russell has a $600 house, Mrs. Little field a $1,200 house. Geo, Holloway has ft 14x22 addition to his house, and $30C improvements on hie Phoenix barn,' J J. Kelley is completing ft $2,000 house and barn, a new $600 house is east o the hill, Oscar Plerson has it new house Henry Swanson has a good addition his house, and another small house is in. The Baptist society are just getting a fine new boll for their church, ant the Lutherans also have a 600 pounc bell. The Catholic society have pu over $1,000 into their church the pas year. Along the main business street tho Phoenix house has a $600 Improvement and ,Tack Graham has made a 40x24 ad ditlon to his warehouse, F. A. Bronson has raised his furniture store and built an extension 62 feet long, besides the other fine buildings wo have already mentioned. Bancroft Improvements by carefu estimate foot up over $50,000 tho past year as the reader of Iho list will roudl- ly believe. BANCROFT'S BOARD OF TRADE Unexcelled Facilities for Trnnsnct- liig Hiislrtoss-.Somo HiislnosN TitHti- tntloiiH of Note. Almost the first thing tho visltoi lotioos in Bancroft's business, is tho jonvonlent market center west of tho lopot, known as tho "Board of Trade." 3vory buyer has his ofllco here, tho umber and coal yards surround it, tho scales for till weighing are here, and liero also H. N. Renfrew keeps tho United States weather signal flags dis- )layed. The grain ware houses, hay >roBS barns, and hog and caltlo yards lo along tho track; but the buyers con- iontrato on one corner, and tho seller strikes them all al once. Tho result is i groat convenience to him, lively bid ding on all produce, and a sight of earns and men that makes tho town ook tho center of trade it is. It is no incommon sight Tor a string of loams o extend through tho town waiting heir turn at the "board." Among Iho buyers, Riling & Co., and Jampboll & Reynolds have elevators, aid J. A. WinlceL has a big warehouse o which ho has added this fall. Those inns now hold over 50,000 bushels of grain awaiting oars for shipment. Rll- ng & Co. have built this fall a grain hod 14x80 foot for their surplus. O. A. Soarlo, Hotolling, andKolloy& ittihl buy and press hay. Bancroft vas one of tho first in tho wild hay busiest), and its shipments run into many lundrods of oars a year. N. A. Martin and W. W. Wilson buy iogH and catllo. John Paul, /,. Roberts & Co., and R. . Bruor own lumber yards. BANCROFT CREAMERY. For several years Bancroft has boon ho center of tho dairy business of tho orth. Now co-onoratlvo croamorios avo gono in in various townships us a osult of its beginning, and with ouch oar the Bancroft institution has in- roused in business. Since May 1, of ho present year 80,000 pounds of sopn- nlor butloi' luivo been shipped by it, no lowest price paid for milk bojng 0 cents it hundred and tho highest $]. t has also shipped out 2,035 cases of ggs for which tho lowest price has eon 10 oonts a doxen, and tho highest 8. E. S. Slroator, who has had It in barge since it began, is a very popular natmger, and as may bo judged tho reamery has boon a great benefit to 10 town. A NK\V FLOURING MILL. Among tho Important business insti- utions insured for tho coming year is a ourlng mill of 00 barrels per day apaoity, Tho Elmoro mill company, hich has conducted a flour exchange 10 past year, has plans already made ir the improvement and will begin' •ork ut onoo in tho spring. This ud- llion to the business of tho town is one importance no ono will undor-cs- malo. It will bo tho moans of drawing •ado and settlement to Bancroft, and rovo a great convenience to all who ocato in that section of Kossuth. BANCROFT AS A HORSE CENTER. Not to bo overlooked in mentioning nose features, which are of importance o a town in an agricultural section, ro tho flno imported horses owned at 3anuroft. Jolm A. Winkel's burn is nown all over Iowa, and now contains 10 thoroughbred stallion •'Kossuth," ut of tho most famous horse in Auier- oa, "Longfellow;" "Byron Sherman" standard bred Humblotonlan with a ocord of 2:28: and a thoroughbred mro "Fannlo Doty" and colt. Samuel Mayno has also a flno Hum- lotonlan "TopRoyal" by a son of Hamblotonian 10," whoso colts al- cady speak for a fine brooding sire; nd his burn now holds " Vora Nut- •ood," a registered yearling Hurablo- onian standard bred which gives great romise of speed, and a standard brood uire " Abdalla Bolle," in foal to Wilkoswood," with a record of 2:24 t four yours, R. 1. Brayton'a barn of draft horses anks with any in tho state and con- ains " Orient," imported English shlro, " Bachelor" imported Perchor- n, and "Lord Orton", v imported Jlydosdulo. The first two are coming our yours old und the third is eight. The three are valued ut $4,600, and have a fine list of eoltfl all over not tfr GENERAL BUSINESS MENTION. Bancroft has two excellent physl clans, Dr. Cutler and Dr. Busby. T M. Ostrander is the veterinary, and is very successful. Iri the legal fraternity Samuel Mayne C/ C. Thomplon, ahd G. W. Skinner are the representatives. There are four hotels, the Phoenix Farmers' Home, Austin house, and Stahl's restaurant. John Duckmanton and Chris. BDetch or run meat markets. Gus Steinburg has a billiard hall and resturaht. B. Dunkin is the merchant tailor. Frank Grose is the tonsorial artist, ahd keeps tho people looking spruce enough to meet tho demands of a growing city. A millinery store, photograph gallery, restaurants, blacksmith's shops, etc., fill out tho list of special branches. Tho general business of the town has special mention elsewhere, and our ad- verliHing columns speak for the leading business men. llniicrolt'B Public Hull. Register: The town hall meeting on Saturday evening was quite a success. A committee was appointed to advertise for bids for building tho hall 40x80 feet with corner posts 20 feet high. The sides and roof are to bo covered with iron and the building Is to be built so as to be strong and warm. A Now Huptlst Hell Bancroft Register: The new 460 pound bell for tho Baptist church was shipped last Wednesday from Troy, New York,and there will soon be a bell- I'alsing at tho church. It is from the best bell foundry in this country. Speotualeg or Tonics. They tell a good story of Chief Justicn Peters, of the supreme court of Maine one of the brightest and wittiest ornaments of the bench in that state-or am other. While the judge was still a practicing lawyer he had for a client a farmer named Hanscom, who, though he was well past middle age, had the notion not uncommon among Maine farmers of his age that he was as young as ever and could hold his own In a mowing field with the best of them. One day the farmer came into the judge's office to look at some papera which had been drawn up for hid signature, and as he picked up the first one he began to adjust it in the manner sometimes spoken of by those who use glasses and mislay them as "telescoping." The judge noticed the action and, seeing that the farmer was holding the paper pretty well at arm's length, remarked pleasantly: "Your eyesight seems to be failing a little. Mr. Hanscoin. "You will have to get u pair of spectacles." "Not a bit of it," growled the old farmer; "not a bit of it. My sight's us fjoocl as it ever was. I shan't want 'apet- tacles' for a good many years yet." "All right," said the judge; "you'll liave to get a. pair of tonga then."—Detroit Free Press. . A Spoiled Child. "English children are BO much more childish than ours," said an American mother once. "1 wonder why it i*." It is undoubtedly because they are cept in the nursery and do not come into prominence at so early an age as ours do. The other day in a hotel rotunda stood a round eyed darling with her short, ;olden hair fluffed around her winsome lace; her short vvaisted, long skirted 'rock added to her picturesque appearance. Almost all the men passing by stopped to speak to her. She was the delighted recipient of nickels, cards and >onbons, while she coquetted with all the aira of a society girl. My heart ached, for she was getting all the sweet, downy freshness of childhood rubbed off BO early. Her father, standing near, encourged ler and Uiughed at her naive questions and replies. By and by the white capped nurse came on the scone and bore her child away; and she, loath to leave the Bone of her conquests, made her exit, )itlng, kicking and scratching her nurse, while the men laughed heartily at this edifying spectacle. There are some wise mothers who discourage and endeavor to suppress this n-ecocity, but they are lamentably few n number.—L. E. Chitteuden in Houso- wife, The Munfuced Grab, One of the most singular looking creu- ;urea that ever walked the earth or 'swam the waters under the earth" is :he world famous manfaced crab of Japan. Its body is hardly an inch in ength, yet the head is fitted with a face which Is the perfect counterpart of that of a Chinese coolie; a veritable missing ink, vvith eyes, nose and mouth all clearly defined. This curious and uncanny creature, besides the great likeness it bears to a human being in the matter of facial features, ia provided with two legs, which seem to grow from he top of ita head and hang down over lie sides of it!! face. Besides these legs. ;wo "feelerH," each about an inch in ength, grow from the "chin" of the uui- mtil, looking for all the world like a colonel's forked beard. These manfaced crabs fairly awarrn in the inland seas of Japan.—St. Louis Republic. Cruiilo Acid and Iimtunt Death. Pruasio acid, it ia suggested, causes a wluless and immediate death, and is herefore preferable to electricity in clos ng tho career of criminals. First make he condemned man unconscious with an umesthntio, then a few drops of prua- alo aoid injected into the jugular vein with a hypodermic syringe will cause instantaneous death.—Yankee Blade. Out T $10,000 Worth o Dry Goods! ij Our entire stock of A CLOSE INSPECTION of our stock will reveal the act that this is A Fine Opportunity o get just what you are look- ng for, and at low prices. (Ms, Sli TO BE CLOSED OUT Before March First, In order to make room for a large stock of CLOTHING! ^RPij H Minn Hi

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