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THE UPPER DBS MO1NES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DEO. 16, 1891. Christmas is the time For Boots and Shoes As well as Presents. * * • Thebe L a n r d e at J. A. JOHNSON'S. Have added to my stock all kinds of , Trub, moves, Mitti etc., which I will sell cheap. Goods made to order and repairing done promptly and in the best style. Bancroft, Iowa. J. A. JOHNSON. New Jewelry Store. J. J. KELLEY & CO. Have the finest line of Gold Watches, Gold Chains And Charms, Gold Broaches, Gold Bracelets, Gold Pins, Gold Pens, Gold Rings, Gold Buttons, Gold Ear Drops, Silve Knives, Silver Forks, Silver Tea Spoons and Table Spoons, Silver Rings, Silver Castors, etc.. etc. Repairing fine watches, American or Swiss, and making lost or broken parts, a specialty. Aiso make to order gold and silver rings. Old gold and silver taken in exchange or for cash. All my work is warranted. Bancroft, Iowa. J. J. KELLEY & GO. The Finest Holiday Present to "b© foTixxd. is a, Platform Spring Rocker and you should get it at '$ Store, in Bancroft. For holidays only • .^ - %i- HE IS SELLING THEM AT - - $2.75 ALWAYS SOLD BEFORE AT - $3.25 Call and see them, and his full line of fancy chairs, pictures, spring rockers, and the finest line of elegant furniture ever shown in Bancroft. For carpet rugs, curtains, picture frames, and holiday specialties go to Bronson's furniture All repair work done promptly. STATE BANK OF BANCROFT, Incorporated under the General Laws of Iowa. A general banking business transacted.. Money loaned on personal security. Foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections a specialty. Real estate loans procured and insurance furnished. Large list of wild lands and improved farms for sale or rent. S. T. MESERVEY President R, N. BRUER Vice' President CHAS. R. MOREHOUSE..........:. .'.V.'.'.:'.V.: . .CaS Directors—G. S. Ringland, R. N. Bruer, J. B. Johnson, S. T. Meservey,i Q. ICorslund. »H* STOPPED. »oq*4 th»t Ih* Cooldn't It**. 6t»« was a mild-mannered little Woman and she let Mr*. Jenkyns, the goMlp, ramble along with her string of scandalous •toriea, although the did hot encourage their recital by word of look. She even betrayed no »ur- prlee when Mrs. Jenkyns told her that she. had been Informed by an intimate friend that the little woman 1 1 husband was extremely attentive to '-that terrible flirt Miss Brown." Nor did she display any jealousy when she was further informed that Mrs. Jenkyns had accidentally learned that he had been seen at the theater several times with Miss Brown. She simply smiled sweetly and Said: "A woman doesn't like to hear such stories about her husband, does she?" "No, indeed, '' responded Mrs. Jenkyns with emphasis. "Especially, " continued the little woman, "when she has confidence in her husband." ••That makes it so much harder to bear," said Mrs. Jenkyns. "I should take pains to have it stopped." "Of course. Of course," said the little woman pleasantly, and a moment later she changed the subject by asking in her quiet way: "Do you keep a calling HstP" "Oh, yes; I have to," said the gossip, "and It's so hard to keep up." The little woman got a book out of her dainty little writing desk. "I have quite a system for mine," she said. "Perhaps you'd like to study it See; there are the A's and there the B's." She turned rapidly over to the J's. "When any one calls on me I put a little dash after the name, and when I return the call I put a cross after that I can open it at any name and know whether I owe a' call or whether a call is owed me. Now there is your name. I haven't hod time to make the proper entry on it yet " She took up a little gold pencil that was attached to the book and drew a line clear through the name. "I'm sorry you can't stay any longer," she said with a slight bow. — Chicago Tribune. THE TACKEY. Sloans of Defenga Used trlohen. When the birds are savage, or quei, as the Dutch call it, they become very aggressive, and it is impossible to walk about the camps unless armed with a weapon of defense called a tackey. This is a long and stout branch of mimosa, with the thorns all left on at the end. "It seems but a feeble protection against a foe who, with one stroke of his immensely powerful leg can easily kill a man, the kick, no less violent than that of a horse, being rendered infinitely more dangerous by the formidable claw with which the foot is armed." Those, however, who are well practiced in the use of the tackey have no difficulty in dealing with the most furious bird. They thrust the thorns in his face, and he shuts his eyes and is bewildered and the man goes on. Fortunately, one Is never assailed by more than one ostrich at a time; for, in the large camps each one has his own domain, separated from those of the others by some imaginary boundary line of his own, within which ho defends his claims with vigor. Any other ostrich daring to invade his territory is at once attacked, and the human intruder is carefully looked out for till he is seen safely away. Immediately after thus speeding the parting guest, the most savage bird .is quite harmless; he dismisses you from his thoughts and walks quietly back, feeding as he joes. And in the distance you see the head and long neck of his neighbor, whose kingdom you have now entered, and whoso sharp eyes spied you out the instant your foot crossed bis frontier. He now advances toward you with jerky spasmodic movements, is if he were bowing you a welcome; ;his, however, is far from his thoughts, and, after sitting down once or twice 10 give you his challenge—whereby lie hopes you will be intimidated—he trots up defiantly, and the tackey'a services are again required.—Popular Science Monthly. ttlilcli Did He lint. A' correspondent of the London Daily Graphic, wrltingupon the locust plague in North Africa, says: "In reference to the diet of St John the Baptist, who lived on 'locust and wild boney' in the wilderness, there are Sunday-school teachers who cannot believe that any one would voluntarily live on such food, and, therefore, say that the 'locust bean, 1 the fruit of the carab tree, is meant by the writers of the New Testament I can pnly reply that the locust cricket, the Acridum Pelerinum, order Orthoptera, variety Saltatorla—the flying Sauterelle of Africa—IB sold at a half penny per pound in the market place of Biskra (which is. the second oasis from the north in the Sahara), and that there It is cooked by boiling with Bait and wator, as shrimps are boiled here. I myself have little doubt that it is more nutritious than the latter, because in March, when the insect is gathered and dried, it is as full of • albumen as an egg." Dry-Good*. An old lady from way-back region) came to the city to do some "trading." As nhe looked around the elegant itore with vague wonder a dandy floorwalker approached her. "What can I do for you to-day, madam P" 1 'I wanter to go to the place where you sell dry goods." "It is right here, madam. kind ef dry goods do you wantP" "Dried apples, mister." And for once a floor-walker wag non plussed.—Detroit Free Press. on see it ia our Ad., life so!! XDEIC. Btla. to ODBC- CLOAK DEPT. A lot of very desirable Newmarkets and Reefers, Jn Ladies,' Misses,' and Children's. Prices from $3 to $9. A A S S T T O O A S T O N N N I I I S S S H H H III N N- N G- G- G- A Special for Boys $7 $6 Boys' Suits For $' 4.90 The Suit Remember for this sale only IN ALL Grocery Dept. 1 lb Silver Leaf Japan T, in a handsome basket, I pound Staple Plug for S pounds Roasted Coffee for 25 pounds Br. Rice for 20 pounds Granulated Sugar for Standard Canned Goods, per can, $0-35 i.oo 1.00 I.OO O.I I B A B GA I N S B B A A R R G Gr A A I I N N S S "We carry the most complete line in the city in this department. A red tag will be attached to all goods pertaining to this sale. dc CO., 3Fsops. Boot and Shoe Dept. Gents' Fine Congress Shoe, $1.90 Ladies' Glazed Dongola Shoe, 1.90 Children's School Shoe, - .90 Men's Carpet Slippers, - - .35 Is coming, and anyone wishing to purchase something nice lor a Christmas present will find at THE CORNER DRUG STORE the largest and finest stock of Holiday goods ever brought into Kossuth county, consisting of all kinds of Plush goods and Cliristmas novelties, Lamps, Fancy Dishes and, Glassware, BOOKS EOR OLD AND YOUNG an immense line of Toys, Games, Dolls, and fine Candies, and in fact anything in the holiday line. I bought my goods at prices that DEFY competition, Come early and get a first choice, A complete line of DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS, WALL PAPER, etc,, always on hand. E C. ANDERSON, '\A.