The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 13, 1893 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 13, 1893
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1STABLISHEB 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1898, VOL. XXTIIMNCX 38, YouYe Thinking what you will get to make a nice Ghristmas Dinner. Don't pass the Opera House Grocery if it is on your way, or don't stop till you reach it if it isn't, for there you will find just what you want. You can find all these and many more: ^Good Apples, [Pears,. [Grapes, J^ |Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Pickles, Preserves, Pure Maple Syrup, Choice Butter. Everything for a nice Christmas Dinner. 'albraith 's -New Goods Are In. Our Fall stock is now in, and we have a complete line oi all kinds of Dry ,G-oods, Carpets, Ladies' and Misses' .Cloaks and Jackets and in Dress Goods we have an elegant line. In Clothing for men and boys we still have a small stock on hand which we are closing out cheap. We have a larger stock of Shoes than ever before, nearly all new, all of which we will sell at the lowest possible prices. . L. GALBRAITH & CO. CHRISTMAS. A timely suggestion as to what are the tmost desirable presents for Christmas would Ihot, we think, be inappropriate. This is [justly called a " hard times" year, and people must combine untility and beauty in their selections. We Have It. Come Early. Carving Sets, Rogers' Silverware, Pocket Knives, Bread Knives, Shears, Razors and Strops, Nickel Coffee Pots, Nickel Tea Pots, Nickel Tea Kettles, Carpet Sweepers, Skates, Nut Picks, Tools, Everything In the Hardware line. Peninsular Steel Range, Heating Stoves, Square Cooks as low as $9.95, Washing Machines, Wringers, Churns, (barrel). "P Pi While other stores are adver- •*• * k3 *- Using special sales on stoves, we will make you a special reduction on all our goods in stock. We will meet all competition and expect to get our share of the business by fair deals. John Grove. 'When looking- For a cook stove or range, remember I handle the.... Garland, Also Heath & Milligan Paints, Iron and Wood Pumps, Please call and get prices and look my stock over. 3% *W*« REV. WM, LEGCffiTf DEAD, Demise Occurred at Sioux City linst Week— Other Deaths. In tho Sioux City Times of last Wednesday evening occurred the following brief announcement: Leggett— In Sioux City, Iowa, Deo, 8. of .UOKKOtlr—ill O1UUJI \_,!U,y, J.U>Tfe») J_»ou. u 1893, Rev. Wm. Leggett. aged 72 years, o_ the grip. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. from the late residence, 2107 Pierce street. To a great many of the renders of THE UPPER DES MOINES this will signify no more than an ordinary obituary notice, but to all who belonged to the county in war days it will recall a host of recollections of other times. Rev. Leggett's memory is inseparably associated with the early history of this section. Ho came west with a colony which he located at Spirit Lake, being among the first to venture there after the massacre. And it was during the service of Kossuth county people in the Northern Border brigade that they first met and became acquainted with him. Later he came to Algona as pastor of the Baptist church, living with his family in the little brick building in the southeast part of town now owned by the Halvorsens. It was during this period that he gave the discourse at the old_ town hall at the time of the assassination of Lincoln, when the then new sanitary flag was first unfurled. Shortly after he concluded to fo to where his brother was in Alton, _11., and teaming it to McGregor, he took a boat south. Here he entered into land speculations and became quite wealthly iti a few years, but a considerable venture crippling him a little, he gathered together his goods and came again to Algona, driving into town from the south with the first double carriage that had made its appearance. This was 23 or 24 years ago. As soon as he was again located he began the erection of the home on Thonngton street, so long owned and occupied by O. E. Palmer. The frame stood substantially as it is now, and when completed was the most elaborate of any home in town. He also bought the old Cliff hotel and became landlord for several years. The debt he incurred in furnishing the house, however, was never lifted and in the end took house and all and from that on he did not enjoy much business prosperity. Ho opened a grocery store first where Durdall's clothing store now is, and then moved to the old framo building that stood where the First National bank now is, and then retired from active business, as his health was failing. He finished the home Dr. Morse lives in and lived there with his family until in the early 80's, when they went to Topeka, Kan., whore ho began an insurance business. In late years he went to Sioux City, whore his sons, Trav. C. and Will, are both in business. Mary, his oldest daughter, studied for tho ministry _and has made a great success, having just returned from an extended trip in Europe. Isadora, his second daughter, is in Chicago and her husband is a very successful business man. Leslie, the oldest boy, is mail agent between DCS Moines and Ames. Tho papers containing an account of the funeral are not at hand, and we havo no means at this time of giving a sketch of Rev. Leggett's life. He was a genial man, highly educated, evidently decended from a family of wealth and social position, interested in all things which naturally appeal to those of refined and cultivated tastes, ready to try now things, and pno who with a more robust constitution might have reached a high place in any intellectual pursuit. His death will recall many pleasant personal associations to all who knew him in the early days, and suggest again tho painful thought that the ranks of the pioneers are rapidly being thinned. Ho was the last of the pioneer ministers in Kossuth. AV. II. Kennedy. A large number of friends gathered at tho home of Lewis H. Smith last Friday at 2 o'clock to attend the funeral of Mrs. Smith's brother. Rov. Davidson conducted the services and the remains were taken to tho cemetery here, where they were buried. Mr. Kennedy had been seriously sick with pneumonia, but hopes for his recovery were felt until meningitis set in and he died Wednesday. He was 46 years of age, was born in Northbridge, Mass., and was a machinist by trade. Twelve years ago ha visited Algona and was married to Miss Fannie Smith, who returned with him. But each winter he was troubled with more serious colds, and throe years ago came to Algona and joined his brother in the management of his market garden. After coming west his health improved rapidly and this fall ho was better than ever, until suddenly taken. He leaves three little children and his widow to mourn his loss, Mr. Kennedy was a very careful, trustworthy man in business and held tho confidence of all he came in contact with. His death will be a great loss to his brother in the management of the garden, and will be regretted by those who will miss his regular calls. The sympathy of the community is extended to the wife and children and the brother and sisters who mourn. Sirs. ,1. T*. Gllmore. A very sudden summons Monday morning removed the wife of J. F. Gilmore from our midst. She was taken last week Monday with a cold, the first it is said she has had in years. It rapidly developed into pleurisy and in exactly one week, from robust health she lay a corpse. The funeral will be held today. Mrs. Gilmore'a maiden name was Foster. She came to Kossuth with her husband 11 years ago and settled on the farm in Riverdale township. Four years ago they moved to Algona and he engaged in business. She was only 35 years of age and leaves three children. Her death is a sudden blow to " ', and a shook, to the whole and esteemed by all who knew her, and her funeral will cause sadness in many homes. C. It. smith. Last week tho departure of L. C. Smith for Canyon City, Col,, on account of his father's illness was reported. Before he was well started a telegram announced that his father was dead. Mr. Smith had visited in Algona and with E. B. Eddy's people at Buffalo Fork nearly all summer and had left for home only a few weeks ago. On arriving at Denver ho wandered about and from the exposure was taken with pneumonia, which quickly killed him. He was 83 years of age and undoubtedly became bewildered at Denver. Mr, Smith made many friends in the county, and his son and daughter here have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. The remains were tak- n to Ohio for burial, Mr. L. C. Smith going there with them. Mrs. liuclnn IJurtls. One of the early settlers of Irvington died at Lu Verne last week Tuesday. Mrs. Burtis was 08 years old, and came to Kossuth in 1805. Her husband took a claim in Iryington at that time. He died in 1890. Seven children are, left. The funeral was held in Lu Verne and the remains taken to Irvington. Tho Burtis family is well known all over tho county and especially to tho early setters in the south end. 'They are con- lected by marriage with many old fam- .lies and all will join with the children n mourning the loss of their mother. EIGHT IN IT THIS YEAR, L,. A. Shoetz Has an Enormous Stock of Holiday.Goods, for tho Old and YOUIJK, Great and Small. When it comes to holiday goods we are right in it. Wo have tho largest lino and most attractive stock ever brought to Algona. The largest stock of books, gift, illustrated and standard ever shown in town. All the novelties in celluloid, silver, and leather. Mani- 3ure sets, card cases, work boxes, collar and cuff boxes, shaving sots, etc., etc. We realize that money is scarce, so will be satisfied with a small profit. Our stock is nicely displayed ; come in and inspect it. L. A. SHEETZ. AT the Normal and Commercial School of Algona tuition in all regular courses is reduced to 90 cents a week paid by the term: Commercial Course, or Shorthand $1.35 per week, by the term. Board, furnished room, fuel, and light only $2.50 per week. Best of facilities for commercial work and particular attention given to tho Common School stiidies.-WVA. FOR real estate time loans at the very lowest rates, make inquiry at tho Kossuth County bank. Go to F. S. Slough's for your folt boots and socks. Do You Want a Well ? I will put you down a bored well and guarantee water or no pay. 3013 E. T. BUBBANK. GEO. L. GALURAITII & Co. always koop a big stock of shoes of all kinds at the lowest prices. CALL, and soo my horso blankets be- foro buying. F. S. Stough. OVERSHOES and mittens at Langdon & Hudson's.-37t2 CARPET sweepers, $1, at John Grove's hardware. Young and 3VIlddlo-nj*cd Moil, Who suffer from diseases or weakness of any kind may consult Dr. Downing, tho eminent Chicago specialist, on Wednesday, Dec, IS, at tho Thorington houso. SAILED THE SEAS 38 YEARS, One of His Experiences, For thlrty-elsht years Oapt. Loud followed the sen , most of that time us master of a vessel, nna upon retiring from the water was appointed by uie Secretary of the United States Treasury to superintend the seal fisheries m Alaiku, which position he held five years, lie i-ul:i ie-ti one experience us follows: "For several years I had been troubled wltn general nervousness and pain In the region of nw heart. My greatest affliction was siVupia s less; II was almost Impossible at any lime tiMibiuin rest and sleep. Having seen Dr. Miles' remedies advertised I began using Nervine. After taking a small quantity the benotit received was so great thai I was posU tlvoly alarmed, thinking the remedy con* tallied opiates which would finally be Injurious to me; but on being assured by the drug* gist that It was perfectly harmless, I continued It together with the Heart Cure. Today I can conscientiously say that Dr. Miles Be- sioraUve Nervine and New Heart Cure aid more for me than anything I had ever taken I had been treated by eminent physicians in New York and San Francisco without Den- iit. \ owe my present good health to too judicious use of these most valuable remedies, and heartily recommend them to all amlctec as [ was."—Oapt. A. P. Loud, Hampden, Me. £)r. Miles' Restorative Nervine and New Ours ^^^^assnss^^w^ Ind., on receipt of price, $1 per bottle, or -'bottles |or 85, express prepaid. They , free from alToplaftis ancTdangeroiis drugs. Santa Glaus is Coming with a whole load of Choice Candies for Christmas, Call and see them.. Langdon & Hudson. OLIDAY GOODS. The Grange Store, in addition to its usual Holiday assortment of Fancy China and Glassware, has added a splendid new line of Japanese Goods. This ware cannot be. intelligently described. You must see it to appreciate its beauty. No matter whether you wish to purchase or not, we shall be pleased to have you call and examine them. The Grange Store, I Am Here. f In the dark un* less you come into the open light to see my new and neat stock of Drugs, Petv fumes, and Sundries. Try me. The New Druggist.

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