The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1892 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 20, 1892
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THE UPPER DES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1892, MESSAGES BY THE POST. •WESLEY. WESLEY. April 19.—Our school opened up Monday., Our teachers feem very inuch refreshed and rested with the two weeks' vacation they have been enjoying. No doubt the present term of school will be the best we have had during the whole year. G. B. Hall has bought W. M. Hat- tary's interest here in the lumber business. We wish Mr. Hall success in his new enterprise. We understand that the new firm will handle coal in connection with the lumber business. We have been informed that the Alliance Store company has concluded to let them have their sheds and coal trade. Some of our business men have concluded not to wait till the street commissioner orders us out to fix up our main street, but started a subscription and raised money enough to grade Main street in front of the business portion of our town. • The grader is now at work and it will not be long till we will have as fine streets in our town as there is to be found in any town in the county. Dr. McCormick has sold his property that he bought of Dr. Hill and has purchased J. H. Smith's property in Call's addition. Mr. Smith will start with his family today for Savanah, 111., where; ho will make his future home. We IIMVO been informed that Dr. Hill has pure))used the property ho recently sold mid will commence building an addition to his house. When completed ho will have the finest place of residence in town. Quito a number of our boys have been purchasing themselves bicycles lately. Some of the wheels are very unruly and seem rather hard to break to ride, in fact in takes two men to hold one of them while the third one tries to ride, but we think in time it will be tamed down so the owner can manage it himself. Fred. Cory is the champion egg eater of the town now. The roads are in a very bad condition leading out east of Wesley into Hancock county. For further information inquire of S. X. Way. The Waster exercise given by our Sunday school last Sunday eveiiing was a success, the children all performing their part of the programme well. ' Owing to the recent illness of Rev. E. L. Stevens he was unablo to preach here Sunday evening as announced. We notice that C. Breen has his house up and partly enclosed. The snow storm of last Wednesday has delayed seeding some in this part of the county. We are informed that John Longbottom met with quite an accident last- Monday while working with one of his horses. He got kicked in the breast, and it was thought it would prove very serious at first, but up to this time he is reported better. James Cory manager of the Alliance Store company was in Mason City Sunday visiting his family. LU VERNE. LuVERNE, Apr. IS.—R. W. Hanna, former cashier in the bank, will resume his labors in the same place in the near future. ^School commenced on Monday last with the same teachers as before. House cleaning is the rage these days. Chas. Simmons' little girl is very sick at present. The roads are almost impassible for teams or anything else. H. S. Benedict is having a drain dug to his cellar. Joe. Schultz is moving his household goods and blacksmith tools to Leland, where he will start a shop again. The most severe storm of the past winter came on the 13th. This is a great drawback to seeding. Measels are prevalent in our burg. Several are down with them at present. Jno. Scott of Einmetsburg was in town Thursday on business. Werner Eggerth and family moved into their new residence in the north end Thursday. Business is quite dull at present. Chas. Patterson has sold out his interest in the meat market to his partner, Win. Maspn, who will cut steak for his patrons in the future. EASTEB SUNDAY. How the J>ny Comes to be Fixed In the Calendar, What fixes the date of Easter each year, and why isn't it, like Christmas, the same date every year? An exchange answers that Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or next after March 21, and if the full moon fall on the 2lst Easter is the next Sunday, Of course, if the dates were the same each year, the day would bo on Sunday only once in six years. Somo of tho early Christians did fix tho date in this Way, while others used tho present way. But in the year 325 tho matter was brought by Constantino before the council of Nice, and it was evidently thought best that tho anniversary of the event which changed the Sabbath from the seventh day of tho week to the first should always fall upon tho first day, for they, deciding between the two days then jn use, selected for the whole church tho method which would bring Easter always on Sundays. Since that decision Easter cannot fall earlier than March 22 nor later than April 25, in any year. These dates are called tho "Eastor limits." Easter occurred on March 22, 1818, but cannot come again on that day until 2285. DOMESTIC TROUBLES AT LU VEENE. Mrs. Schwartz Wniita Her Liege Lord liuutruiiieU by l.<iiw, News: A lively trial cameoff on Saturday afternoon before his honor Judge Simmons. Tho plaintiff in the case was Mrs. Minnie Schwartz, who charged her noble "hubby 1 " Henry Schwartz, with assault and battery and general all round cussednoss of long standing and malignant type. As neither party to the suit could speak English an inter- peter had to bo appointed and Will. Dimler olliciated in that capacity. Minnie deposed and said that Henry, with malice prepense and aforethought and at various times and places, laid violent hands upon her person and had choked, beaten and maltreated htSr in a way and wanner altogether unbecoming a dutiful husband and that she\ was afraid to live with him longer. The children came into court and corroborated the mother's testimony as did also Henry Hardcup, a neighbor, and after hearing their united testimony the court fined him $25 and costs, amounting in all to $38, which Henry paid and went home thinking. But Minnie was not satisfied with the turn affairs had taken, and said that she would consult County Attorney Joslyn, and prefer other charges of a more serious character. The end is not yet and we look for Fatherland to be pretty well stirred up over the matter before it is finally settled. THE GBEEW GOODS SWINDLE. How the Counterfeit Money Men AVork Suckers—Have No Counter- felt Money nt Ail. A man from Carroll sent a counterfeit money circular to Robert Pinkerton, the great New York detective, think ing it might give him a clue to some counterfeiters. He received the following from Mr. Pinkerton last week: Dear Sir: I have your letter of the first with enclosure of circular letter from this city. The sender is not a dealer in counterfeit money; his object is to swindle by what is commonly known as the "Sawdust" or "Green Goods" swindle. The scheme is to induce all to whom letters are sent to come to New York and tho idea is held out that he will be sold counterfeit money, should the party take the bait he is met on his arrival by an agent of the swindlers who conducts his victim to a room hired for this occasion in some secluded locality in which on a table is placed a lot of new genuine United States notes (greenbacks), National Bank notes or Canadian Bank bills, which are represented by the swindlers as counterfeit. The victim on being induced to purchase a quantity sees the bills made into a package, wrapped and sealed. This package is sometimes put in a valise or bos. The attention of the purchaser is then drawn away from the package, valise or box, and" in an instant another similar package, valiseor box is substituted by a party who is concealed behind a partition and works through a false panel. It is sometimes the case that the swindler will start to the express office with his victim and the genuine money in the valise but while enroute will manage to make a change to a confederate and get a fac simile in exchange. This substituted package, valise or box is carried to the express office by the victim and one of the sharpers and is shipped to the address of the victim. The party swindled does not discover that he has been the victim of sharpers until he arrives borne, when on opening the valise, package or box he has sent by express .it the solicitation of the swindler he discovers packages of loose paper, briuk, lead-pipe, scrap iron or packages of saw dust. Convictions of offense of this dnd are rare as those who have been swindled fear the odiumthat is attached to an exposure of their being willing io be a party to purchasing and putting circulation a counterfeit money. WEST OKOBOJI TO BOOM. Senator Funk Writes of the Improvements Planned—Manhattan Beach the New Name. Senator Funk has seen the plans of the fine buildings now going up at West Okoboji, and writes of the company and of what will be done: The Manhattan Beach company of DCS Moines has been organized from among some of the leading men of brains, money and energy in the capital city. These three qualifications combined never fail to produce thorough results. Among the stockholders wo learned were W. F. Stotts, presi" dent of the Stotts Investment company, which company is one of the leading stock holders; Messrs, D. B. Lyons and F. S. Treat of the Central Loan & Trust company; O. H. Perkins, one of the .eading capitalists of Des Moines; Messrs. Bowen & Regur and M. McFar- ln, grain dealers, and others of equal prominence. The property embraces one and one- tialf miles of lake shore on the west side of West Okoboji, including the famous beach heretofore known as lould's point, but which will hereafter be known as Manhattan beach. It is perhaps, safe to say that there is no bathing beach on either Spirit or Okoboji lakes, which is more perfect than this one. On this point will be erected the main building comprising, under one roof ; an immense pavillion, cafe, 30 drossm * 7'ooms for bathers, the office of the business manager and living apartments for those in charge of the establishment. In the front is an ornamental two-story band stand, while in the center is a three-story tower with balcony. Around the main portion of the building is a veranda 12 foot wide, with stair leading to the promenade above of equal length. The average width is about 50 feet and the length 180 feet. The foreman of construction; together with several workmen, are already on hand. The company has bought the steamer Robt. Williams, which will continue to run as heretofore between Hotel Orleans and Arnold's park, and in addition are developing the largest steamer which will float on any Iowa waters, to bo known as the " Manhattan," and which will be kept on West Okoboji lake, making constant and frequent trips between Arnold's park and Manhattan beach, thus rendering the property of tho company thoroughly accessible. Several cottages will also bo erected and work on them has already begun. The land has been platted into largo lots averaging GO feet frontage by 200 to 300 feet in depth, with beautiful drives, parks and all accessories for pleasure. Half Rate* to Omaha, On account of the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, to be held at Omaha, Neb., during tho month of May, the Chicago & Northwestern Railway company will from April 28 to 30, inclusive, sell excursion tickets from all stations on ita lino at one half regular rates (one fare for the round trjp;) and from stations within a •adius of>200 miles of Omaha will sell tickets at the same rate on the following additional dates: May 3, 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21,25, 28 and 30. For tickets and further information apply to agents C. & N. W. railway.-4t2 Specimen Cases. . S. H. Clifford of New Castle, Wis., was IroaWed with neuralgia and rheumatism, his stomach was disordered, his liver was affected to an alarming degree, appetite fell away, and he was terribly reduced in flesh and strength. Three bottles of Electric Bitters cured him. Edward Shepherd of Harrisburg, 111., had a running sore on his leg of eight years' standing; used three bottles Electric Bitters and seven boxes Bucklen's Arnica Salve and his leg Is sound and well. Jno. Speaker of Catawba, O. ( had five large fever Soros on his leer; doctors said he Was incurable; one bottle Electric Bitters and one box Arnica Salve entirely cured him. Sold by L. A. Sheetz. 8 Now Try This. It will cost you nothing and will surely do you good If you have a cough, cold, or any trouble with throat, chest, or lungs. Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs, and colds ia guaranteed to give relief, or money will be paid back. Sufferers from la grippe found it just the thing, and under its use had a speedy and perfect recovery. Try a sample bottle at our expense and learn for yourself just how good a thing it is. Trial bottles free at L. A. Sheetz.' Large size, 60c and 81. 8 Bnrklen's Arnica Salve. The best salve In the world for bruises, cuts, sores, ulcers, salt rhoum, fever sores, tetter, chilblains, chapped hands, corns and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles or PO pay is requ'red. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25c a box; so!d by Dr,. Sheetz. FOR the general (quadrienninl) con- fei-enco of the M. E. church, to be held at Omaha, May 1 to 30, excursion tickets will be sold over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway at one fare one way for the round trip. For the Iowa state encampment, G. A. R., to bo held at Ottumwa, May 10 to 12, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company will sell excursion tickets at Algona for $6.28 for the round trip.—114 John Rupert of Mallard, near Emmetsburg, was carrying a gun on the back of a buckboard Sunday, when it was accidently discharged, the load entering his back. He will probably die. What Some Men Spend on Amusement. Probably few persons who sit around a pool table witnessing a clever game of pool have any idea of the time and money necessary to become a crack player of either pool or billiards. New York boasts many fine amateurs. The latter -are to be found everywhere for that matter. I have seen men hanging about a livery stable in a country village in their shirt sleeves who can hole all the balls on an opening at pool, and can run fifties and hundreds at French carrom. The great body of pool and billiard players are in it for the amusement and exercise. They spend from an hour to four hours daily walking around a table and punching the ivories. Two hours a day is thought necessary to keep up practice. A dollar an hour is not an extravagant estimate of the average expense in New York. The better the player the more he plays, and $500 a year in walking around a table isn't much for that kind of man. Twenty to forty years of this, however, represents in good hard cash considerably more than that kind of a man has on hand at the end of his career.—New York Herald. The Pearl Hun torn' Superstition. The pearl hunters of Borneo and tho adjacent islan.ds have a peculiar superstition. When they open shells in search of pearls, they take every ninth find, whether it be large or small, and put it into a bottle which is kept corked with a dead man's finger. The pearls in the vial are known as "seed pearls" or "breeding pearls," and the native Bor- neose firmly believes that they will reproduce their kind. For every pearl put into the vial two grains of rice are thrown in for the pearls to "feed" upon. Some whites in Borneo believe as firmly in the superstition as the natives do, and almost every hut along the coast has its "dead finger" bottle with from nine to fifty seed pearls and twice that number of rice grains carefully and evenly stowed away among them. Professor Kimmerly says that nearly every burial place along the coast has been desecrated by "pearl breeders" in search of corks for their bottles,—St. Louis Republic, Mrs. Sheldon's Curiosities. Mrs. French Sheldon, the well known African traveler, has received a very pressing invitation from Mrs. Potter Palmer, lady manager of the women's department in the Chicago exhibition, to exhibit her splendid collection of African curiosities at the coming exhibition. Mrs. Sheldon won the confidence of the natives and especially of the women in a way no man could ever hope to do, and in this way she succeeded in gaining information of much interest and novelty and securing objects which had never been seen out of Africa before. One woman followed her 250 miles up country before she could be induced to part with a leather apron which only married women wear, but which they never sell or give to strangers, as they have an idea that should they (Jo so, the person to whom it is given will have some mysterious power over them forever.—London's Woman's Herald. At Oeo, E. Marble's, Biirt. We intend to move into our new store soon, where we will have more and better room. I heartily thank my friends in Burt and vicinity for the very liberal patronage given me, and hope with increased facilities to be able to serve you better. We have some bargains to offer that are worth your while to look at. 1 am here to sell goods as low as possible, but will not buy cheap, shoddy goods. One hundred nice presents for the first one hundred ladies who call on us in our new 1 store. GEO. E. MARBLE, 35 Burt, Iowa. T Pins, per package, - .01 c 12 doz Agate Buttons, .050 2 spools of Thread, - .o$c Ladies Hose, ?c up to 250 Lace Curtains, per yard, I3C Red Table Damask, " 38c Ladies' Oxford Ties, patent tips, -^ - $1.00 Ladies' Dongola Shoes, i.oo Ladies' hd.-turned shoes worth $4, only « - 2.50 Child's Shoes from 25c up Boys' Shoes from - 650 up Men's Shoes from - 960 up Hats, from 250 up to $3.50 Boys' Pants from - 3$c up Boys' Suits from - $1.25 up Flannel Shirts, 350 to $2.25 THE B. WOLPERT, Propr. The originator of low prices on shoes in Algona. Store in the old Spear building DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines, Full assortment always on band of drugs, med cines, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. Boolea and. STATEMENT or THE Kossuth County Bank Of Algona, Iowa, April 2,1892. ASSETS. Loans and discounts.. $120,721 48 Good $120,721 48 Pastdue 5.049 00 In Judgment 8500 Cash on hand 10,11850 Due from banks 80,40552 Overdrafts 2.1044!: Real property 0,243 4* Personal property 2,409 31 Total. , $237,15079 LIABILITIES. Capital stock { 50,00000 Deposits , 174,84404 Undivided profits 13,306 75 Total $237,15070 Liabilities of directors 2,06000 WM. H. INGHAM, President, LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier, JOS. W. WADSWORTH, _ Directors. Sworn to and subscribed before me by the above-named Wm. H. Ingham, Lewis H Smith, and Jos. W. Wadsworth, this llth day of April, 1803. w. H. NYCUM, ]!•• s.] Notavy Public. M MOTHERS* FRIEND" WftKES CHILD BIRTH EASY. Colvin, La,, Deo. 3,1886.—My -wife used MOTHER'S FRIEND before her third confinement, and nays she -would not be without it for hundreds of dollars. DOCK MILLS. Sent by express on receipt of price, *1.50 per hot 1 !lo. Boole "To Mothers"maile'd free' ^ BRADFIEL.O REGULATOR CO., •an HM.C qy«u.Rnu«al«T*. HTLMI1TA, Qf. Sold by L. A. SHEETZ, Algona. C. I.. LUND. J. J. «YAN [Successors to C. L. Luiul—EsUblislied 1880.] REAL ESTATE DEALERS ivr. YOU WANT TO KNOW Whom to got to do your painting JAf And he takes this method or tellin iness In that line, and will.gj prices—you know his work B lions and wall papering froJ ""'U^ "I, . *.., kalsomlning, etc.? IS THE MAN 3 DAYS ONLY ,_.•_• •.. j- j- - -- —. -• -.. ^-.-..--,-'- •-• ---- --••- •••-- - - r I. " r-'if .•.•j=g-gn---. ---'..-.- •--. . j_^-^;, ------- . . • Special Sale, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 21, 22, 23, this week 500 yards White-Dress Goods. 500 yards Embroideries. 200 yards Embroidery Flouncing. 200 yards White and Black Laces. 500 yards Remnants all-silk Ribbons. 50 doz. Handkerchiefs from 4 to 25c. |2P Remember our Special Carpet, Drapery, aud Curtain sale will close on Saturday next. Yours truly, JOHN GOEDERS Jr. TIME WILL TELL THAT IT IS ECONOMY TO USE For Sidewalks, Stable Floors, Fences, Bridges, Crossings, and sills for all buildings, and that the FELT ROOFING IS water proof, durable, and cheap, and absolutely the best roof you can get Sold only by s J. A. Hamilton & Co., FARM LOANS. Having secured the agency of the New England Loan and Trust Company, ments before over '^* P rivile g e Chrischilles 1 st a a, stow

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