The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 19, 1893 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 19, 1893
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r Sv K w'fa («« ^ *w«Sw£l3Kt J~ •• V '.' 7^ , i FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank CAPITAL J50.000 Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold atlowest rates. WM, H. INGHAJl President J. B. .JONES Vice President LEWIS H. SMITH.... Cashier Directors—Wm. H. Ihgham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. OhMschilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Derino. THJE UPPER Dm MOIJMS; ALGONA, IOWA, WJBDffJESDAY, JOItf 19, 1893 '""'' 1l " h ! " r "" llrtl1l '»'*'*'-»^'*«fr»aia«iinMiiiimMri^^ -—-Bniriimfiifi-rin-rnii-rr-'i I-H-T- •-•-«—...•-.-...•-.'—.•..;...-.:.—-....-..—~,......... ..,.,.,..,,.«.—.... THEY MET . BY CHANCE- A World's Fair Story in Which Onr Own Jos, Thompson Figures Conspicuously* The First National Bank Of .A.±jS-OiT.A« IO-W.A.. CAPITAL 850,000 Special attention given to collections. AMBROSE A. CALL,.... President D. H. HUTCHIXS Vice President WM. K. FERGUSON Cnshicr Directors—D. H. Hutchlns, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweller, W. F. Carter, Ambrose A. Call, K. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money »hy:iys on hand to loan at reasonable rates to part IDS furnishing first-class security. Singular and Happy Meeting of Three Brothers After Many Years of Separation. CASH CAPITAL, 850,000. ALOOffA, IOWA. Officers and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, C. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Chas. 0. St. Clalr, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbralth, . W. 0. Tyrrell, Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Cooke. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS. PROFESSIONAL. -*-~-^-V fc ^ "^^>^-WX*-^-->rf-^X^-N. GEO. K. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. W. B. QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossuth County bank, Algona, Iowa. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. • Collection agent. Opera House block. W. C. DANSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Lqahs and collections. Over Durdall & Co 's. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chrlschilles' store. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGE QN. Office, State St., one door east of Cordingley. Residence, McGregor St., east of the public school building. Chicago Inter Ocean: Three brothers, Joseph, James H., a,nd Stewart Thompson,'who live in widely distant parts of the country, and for thirty-two years had neither seen nor heard anything of one another, met hy chanco and enjoyed a happy reunion at the art palace on Michigan avenue yesterday afternoon. Their convergence at that interesting spot, where the world's congresses are going on and attracting visitors from various parts of the globe, was certainly a strange coincidence. To begin at the beginning, as the writers of romance say, theseThotnpson boys were born and reared on a farm in western Pennsylvania, whither their father, James Thompson, a "braw Scotchman," had emigrated away buck in the good old days before the war. There were nine brothers and sisters in the family. As time ran on the father passed away; the daughters married and settled in different stations, the sons drifted apart, setting forth in the world in search of their fortune. They forgot to write and soon lost all trace of one another, , Then the war broke out, and the Thompson boys were among the first to enlist. All through the bloody four years' struggle they served, some receiving wounds, others languishing in rebel prisons. At the close of the rebellion each of the brothers set forth to establish home and independence in his own particular way. Still they knew nothing of the whereabouts of one another. The three mentioned are the only brothers of the family now surviving. Joe Thompson went to the far West, and was lucky and plucky enough to amass a comfortable fortune in the mines of Montana. He is now living in comfort with his family in a beautiful home at Algona, Iowa. James H. also went to the far west, but two years ago he came from the Golden Gate to Chicago, on account of the attractions offered by the world's fair, and is now in charge of the art palace, where the happy meeting took place. He has a wife and a grown son, who is an employe of the First National bank of this city. Stewart, the youngest of the brothers, is a prominent citizen of Newcastle, Pa. At the present he holds an important official position in his county. He has a happy family and all are honored and respected in their community. Without a spark of knowledge as to the doings of one another, the three men came to Chicago to view the wonders of the fair. While James H. had been here for some days, the other two, who arrived a few days ago, never dreamed of finding him on their travels tain his olcUtiffle vigor* having been under the weather for some months. His many friends hope for his early improvement. D. Hine took his brother-in-law, Jas. Tyler, and went up to Chain lakes last week for a few days' sport. The fishing they report as no good at present, the season for biting being over until cooler weather comes. Melzar Haggard was in the north part of the county most of last week, finishing up the leasing of grass lands. He says some pieces, where herds have been run for several years, are not in good demand for grass purposes. Mrs. Prances Fisher, formerly Miss Moon, is a visitor with friends here. She was_one of the early residents of Algona, and at one time tin employe of THE UPPER DBS MOINES office. Later she taught the Emmetsburg schools. With her husband she has been residing in Nebraska for some time. Jas. Clapp and family are here for a visit. Mrs. Clapp is a daughter of Thos. Robison, and Mr. Clapp was in Algona when there wasn't much of a town here. They left here several years ago, and have been living at Boone a good portion of the time. Mr. Clapp has been a railroad man, but we understand is now engaged in the ministry. THE MOBTUAEY EEOOKD. Death of Eldrldgo G. McElroy om Thursday Lost-Funeral Services on Saturday. "FAREWELL! GOOD MAN." On Thursday, the 13th inst., at 5 p. m., at the home of his son in this city, Eldridge G. McElroy passed into rest. Mr. McElroy was born in Dorchester, Mass., Dec. 1, 1810. His paternal and maternal grandfathers were soldiers of the Revolution; his father met his death while on picket duty at s the Diffe Lake Erie in the war of 1812. On his mother's side he came of the Pilgrim H. c. MCCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. J. M. PRIDE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office over Jno. Goeders' store, on State street, Algoua, Iowa. T. J. FELLING, PHYSICIAN AND M. D., SURGEON. Consultation in English and German. Office . and residence over H. Goetsch's store, Whlttomore, Iowa. E. S. GLASIER, D. D. S., SURGEON DENTIST. Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. STATEMENT —OJP— KOSSUTH COUNTY STATE BANK OP ALGONA, IOWA, Made to the Auditor of State at the close of business, Juno 30,1803. ASSETS. Loans and discounts... 8124,80870 Clash on baud and cash Hems 8,01074 DuefrombanUs 31,04539 Overdrafts 1,00063 Real estate 10,50100 Personal property 8,400 30 12,070 35 Total »17t>,035 87 LIABILITIES. Capital stock 9 50,00000 Deposits 113,00595 Proats undivided 10,800 03 Total Liabilities of directors »179,9H5 87 4,300 00 W. H. INGHAM, LEWIS H. SMITH, J. W. WADSWOKTH, Directors. Sworn and subscribed before me this 8th day of Ju.y, 1803. flu B.] H. E. BIST, Notary Public. Incidentally they went yesterday to in-' spect the permanent art palace, and there the meeting took place. Though they had not seen one another for so many years, the recognition on the part of all was almost instantaneous. The honored mother of these brothers still lives at the age of 90, possessing every faculty intact. It is now proposed to hold a family reunion, in which four generations will participate, at the home of brother Joseph, in Iowa. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. G. W. Lambert is in town. J. W. Sullivan was in Iowa City a good part of last week. Mrs. W. B. Ingersoll of Waverly, mother of Mrs. W. Sperbeck, is here. Rev. Walter Walker and wife are expected here today from New York, to spend a few weeks. It is Mr, Walker's summer vacation. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Winkel and son Edgar and daughter Maggie, accompanied by Miss Laura Tennant, start for the world's fair today. Alex. Younie wns over from West Bend on Monday. He is now banker, lawyer, and farmer, and seems to be making a success of all three. B. H. Winkle, Thos. Henderson, and W. E. Naudain are among those who have gone to see the great fair at Chicago. They went Sunday night, Olof Johnson goes to Estherville for the summer, where he expects to make a specialty of well and cistern work. He will take his family with him. Mrs. Dr. McCoy and daughters Louise and Josie expect to see the big fair soon. The doctor will go later, taking in the encampment at Indianapolis during his absence. C. H. Barber was over from Emmetsburg last Friday. Charley does not re- Wheels were made to go Round. WILLARD STEBBINS, CARPENTER, BUILDER, AND CONTRACTOR, Is prepared to take contracts for build- Ings of all kinds. May be found at residence, west State street, Algona. S END twelve cents In postage stamps to 30 Corcoran Building, Washington, D. 0., and you will receive four copies of Kate JflfeW's yo Washington, containing matter of special inter- wt. Give name and address, and ear where you saw this advertisement. MORTGAGES- The best {or chattel workT Alw • " ' ' Tfvm&B Vk&n U~ was made to make wheels go round 68*7, It's the slickest grease you ever, saw. Costs no more than the old and poprer kinds. Sold by all dealers. Ask for it, Wadfcam's QlJana Qrsass $. MILWAUKEE, WIS, stock, his ancestor, Samuel Davenport, coming with the ancestor of Gen. Grant in the ship William and Mary, both of them being of the early settlers of Dorchester in 1632. In 1831 Mr. McElroy and Sophia V. Willis, whom two years after he married, united with the Second Congregational church, Dorchester, and at his decease he was a member of the Village church of the same city. Mrs. McElroy died Nov. 12, 1868, after having borne 18 children, of whom but one is now living. One son, Geo. W., was mortally wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, and another, Luther B., was lost in a naval supply ship which has never been heard of since she passed the Cape of Delaware in November, 1864. Mr. McElroy was one of the Birney men in 1844, and astaunch Washingtonianin the early days of the temperance movement. A lifelong disciple of total abstinence, he was a republican in politics and cast his vote for every nominee but one of that party for president. A Congregationalist by birth and conviction, he was Catholic in spirit, and loved Christians of every name. He was a patient sufferer from chonic illness, being poisoned by lead in his business of carriage manufacture, and then by mercurial fumes in the practice of the daguerrian art. Still later a full from a mulberry tree brought on a spinal trouble, which was cured by the flames of a prairie fire, he having been most severely burned at Seneca, Oct. 30, 1888, and confined to his bed from the injuries received until the close of February, 1889. Since coming to this city in November, 1891, the old gentleman has visited the street a few times and expressed great admiration for the beauty and thrift which he recognized. He attended the service in the Baptist church, June 18, and at its close suffered a slight shock of paralysis. He grew weaker in body until Friday, the 7th, he suffered a third shock and never recovered consciousness. The funeral service was conducted on Saturday according to his minute direction given a few days before the final stroke, and his body rests according to his own express request in " the beautiful graveyard which I have learned to love." "Asleep In Jesus! far from thee Thy kindred and their graves may be; Hut thine Is still a blessed sleep, From which none ever wake to weep." Clear Lake Musical Festival. A grand musical festival will be held at Clear Lake park July 24 to 30. An array of talent never before equalled in the west has been secured for this occasion. Prof. H. S. Perkins of Chicago will conduct the festival and direct the chorus; Madam Ragna Linne, the brilliant soprano, will be heard at every concert—a rare treat for western peo- ile, as this popular singer has never jeen heard west of Chicago; the Chicago Lady quartette; Masonic quartette of Minneapolis; Hayden Concert club; Miss Jennie Shoemaker, the dramatic reader, and other attractions will make this the most enjoyable musicale ever held at Clear Lake. The Western Lakes Resort company has recently erected a commodious four-story hotel named "The Oaks." This hotel is located in the center of Clear Lake park overlooking the lake, is strictly first- class, and yet the rates are reasonable, beiner $2 a day, with special rates by the week. Concerts will be given each evening, and on Sunday, July 80, grand sacred concerts will be given both afternoon and evening. On that datespecial excursion trains will be run by the C., M. & St. P. Ry., Iowa Central, and Mason City & Ft. Dodge. Very low round trip rates.-17t2 MONEY loaned at six per cent, per annum on real estate or good personal security, or on life insurance policies. On real estate loans we give long time on easy payments. Farm loans a specialty. Loans eiin be paid at any time. Local and county managers wanted. Address the Bankers' Loan and Investment Co., 422 Milwaukee street, Milwaukee, Wis.—8m3 Why, bless you, there is just as much difference in stores as there is in people, When you go into a nice, clean, well-kept grocery house you see the difference at a glance, The goods are fresh, free from dirt, inviting to the eye and palate alike. How is it in an old, dingy, barracks-like place where things are thrown together in a chaotic jumble? There is absolutely no comparison to be made between such a place and Our Elegant Stock and Fine Room in the new State Bank block, on State street. If cleanliness is akin to Godliness, then surely we are in it with the best in all the land. Added to our fine grocery stock you always find the the latest and handsomest in Crockery, Queensware, Lamps, Lamp Goods, etc. An inspection tells the story. New State Bank Block, Algona, Iowa. W. F. CARTER. Thorington This house has been thoroughly refitted and refurnished, and is now prepared to accommodate the traveling public. Your Patronage is Solicited, O. W. M'MURRAY. THE The Things We Prizes Most are not the gewgaws and gimcracks we gather about us. Every life, of course, has its sacred tinseled treasures, but in this practical work-a-day world man is prone to value most those things which serve him best. Not much sentiment in this, perhaps, but some sense all the same. The McCormick Machine of Steel takes first rank the world over. Hundreds of thousands of grain growers call it the best harvester and binder that ever went into a grain field, and they prize it accordingly. It isn't sentiment with them —it's just plain, old-fashioned common sense. They like it best be. cause it serves tht.n best. It costs more money than some harvesters, but that's because it's more valuable. Its advantages more than offset the added cost. The "Machine of Steel" is built to harvest the grain crop of the world, and to do it better than any other machine. Perhaw you may care Co know more about this hanreiler. Our catalogue will interest you. MCCORMICK HARVESTING MACHINE Co. CHICABO, ILL, WILFRID P. JONES, Agent AT THE? WIGWAM, ALGONA. Legal Blanks. NOTICE, Notice la hereby given that the school house on the southeast quarter of Section 4, in Whittemore township, will be sold at public sale on Aug. 5, at 1 o'clock p. m. By order of the school board. 18t3 J. L. COTTON, Secretary. MONEY TO LOAN— •"•*• ON RAILROAD LANDS. Persons wanting to borrow money on railroad lands will do well to call at the Kogputh Oounty Bank and bring their contracts. GAL BLANKS Real Estate Mortgages, Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Leases, Cash or Share Kent, Real Estate Contracts, Bill of Sale, Chattel Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Grass Leases, Notes, A full stock of these are kept constantly on hand and for sale by the dozen, hundred, or in larger quantities, at The Upper Des Moines STEAM PRINTING HOUSE, ALGONA. . Forms are the best, and those approved by the leading attorneys. Orders by mall have prompt attention. BLANKS- TUB STANDARD FORMS. TOWNSHIP PLATS SIX INCHES SQUARE You flod these at The Upper Des Molwa p«ce, P ** • JOHN PAUL LUMBER GO. SUCCESSORS TO J. J. WILSON. Office and yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALGONA, SOWA. '\ Handles the best of all descriptions of Which Includes everything that is possibly needed for the construction of anything Jrom a picket fence to the very finest residence. WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to figure your bills, and we will prove to you that what we say is the truth. Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention. Prices are reasonable. YOU WANT TO KNOW Whom to get to do jrour painting, paper hanging, kalsomlnlng, etc.? JAS. A. ORE IS THE *fr?h«^^^ figsraa^^ Our have used Chase & Sanborn's will be pleased to know that we haye put in a line of their celebrated ; Teas. It .tells at soc, put up in a half-pound package, Try it on our guarantee. This ,is the Best Tea you can get in Algona at any price. , , W. F. CARTER. DO YOU WANT AN AUCTIONEER? O A. "VST A f^Lf j—'» «Ga*» .eau.fiSk.SwTS AUCTIONEER/ 11 ' 1 Will cry oi$y and (arm property, <? tiong, etc. All business of a • ^nature strictly;conflfter ' \ vfli c THE ALCONA SUPPLY HOUSE 'eaF! 11 furnish you anything in the line of ; SUPPLIES.

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