The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 20, 1893 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 20, 1893
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•T-v^v" '"«'-, ' v-; - ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DEOEMBEE 20, 1893. VOL. 89, You're Thinking what you will get to make a nice Christmas 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, Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Pickles, Preserves, Pure Maple Syrup, Choice Butter. Everything for a nice Christmas Dinner. HOLIDAY GOODS. The Largest, Finest, and most Complete- Line in the Country, Have yon examined his line and prices? If not you should lose no time in doing so, as he has the most beautiful display to be seen anywhere, besides his prices are away down below the lowest. The line consists of a very beautiful collection of novelties, such as White Metal and Aluminum G-oods, Out G-lass G-oods, Plush, Leather, Oel- uloid, and Wood Goods, made up into useful and artistic novelties. A Complete Line of Books- And Booklets, Holiday Gift Books, Juveniles, etc., etc. A complete line of the justly celebrated 1 Bagster Bibles, —FROM 10 CENTS UP. And last but not least, the largest and most complete and best line of Musical G-oods in the country. The leading features of his line this year are fine and useful goods and very low prices, which are of vital importance to buyers. 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. We are making. LOANS ON REAL ESTATE Off WE OVER J4.8. TAYLOR'S STORE, * Ho&ie BANCROFT HAS A BLAZE, A Bad Fire Thursday Morning which Wiped Out Eight of Her Best Business Buildings. The Loss Reaches About $30,000, with But Partial Insurance—Parties Wilt Rebuild. vial departure was taken this year, the national grange endorsing woman suf- rage by a decisive vote. The grange a strongest In New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the east generally. In he west it is not strong. Mr. Parsons ipent a few days in visiting, returning resterday. TRY Panmalt coffee, only 15 cents a pound, at W. F. Carter's. For the first time in years the cry of fire in Bancroft, brought hundreds of people out of bed Thursday morning. A little past midnight Night-wathman ling discovered fire In J. J. Kclley's meat market on Ramsey street. Ling •ave the fire alarm and awoke Mr. Stinson, who rung the bell at the Baptist church, and in a short ttmo hundreds of people were on the scene of the Ire and the work of saving the build- ng was commenced. But little could be done, as the willing hands had nothing to work with, no organized fire company, no water, no ladders, in act nothing. The wind was in the southeast and the fire In the east end of the block. Dr. utler's office was on the east and Matt lolln's hardware store on' the west. )r. Cutler's office caught from the >urning building and a hard fight was made to save S. Mayne's office, which vas done. Houn's hardware was the next to go and so quickly did It go that othlng was saved but four kegs of >owder. Mr. Houn saved his books. Jntil he arrived no one dared to enter ho building as they did not know the ocation of the powder, and the continual popping of shells made things live- y for a while. Next was E. L. Ward's tore building, occupied by Geo. V. Davis, Sr., as a flour and feed store. Nothing was saved. Mr. Davis did not oven got his books out, which was very unfortunate. Ditz' billiard hall vas burned next and not much of his took was saved and what was got out vas badly damaged. J. A. Campbell's mrd ware store came next and a part of he stock was saved but It was badly broken. All the goods on the second loor were lost, the tinshop and repair oom, pumps and wire being there. Nemmer Bros.' general store was next n line. Most of the goods were carried out but all were badly damaged. The state bank was the last victim and t fared badly at the hands of the fire demon. It was completely gutted. The state bank occupied the front •oom, the postofflce was on the same floor, and the masons occupied the hall ibovo. Tho furniture in the bank was saved and M. A. Turner got all the jostofflco furniture and mail out of the nnlding. Thursday morning nothing •pmained of the bank building but tho wall, and Saturday evening tho north wall commenced falling in and rope ind tackle were applied and nothing is eft now but a pile of brick. The bank building was ail that saved the balance of the street. Jjossos niitl Insurance. The losses are about as follows: Boettcher & Zanders, loss on building, $400, no insurance. J. J. Kolley, loss on stock, $300, no insurance. Dr. Cutler, loss on building and stock, $700, Insurance, $800. Matt. Houn, loss on building and stock, $5,000, Insurance, $3,000. E. L. Ward, loss on building, $1,200. no insurance. Goo. Davis, loss on stock, $500, no insurance. Wm. Dltz, loss on building and stock, $2,100, insurance, $900. J. A, Campbell, loss on building and stock, $5,000, Insurance, $2,500. Nemmer Bros., loss on building and stock, $10,000, insurance, $5,000. State bank, loss on building, $0,000, insurance, $3,000. All other buildings burned were In tho same block, and carried no insurance. All He-located J. J. Kelley is located in the rear of the Smith building, Dr. Cutler has an office in the Smith block, the State bank Is in the old bank building, Campbell is in the Holloway building, Nemmer Bros, have the Neiling building, the postoffice is in the A. D. Clarke building. Most all will rebuild. There is talk of the State bank, Nemmer Bros., Campbell, Ditz, and G. W. Skinner, who has the Ward lot, putting up a brick block on the corner of Ramsey and Portland avenues. It would make a fine building. It should bo pushed up high enough for a good hotel. PANMALT coffee, one pound packages only 15 cents at W. F. Carter's. DON'T forget that the Opera House Grocery is still THE place to buy youi butter. GEO. L. GALBRAITH & Co. always keep a big stock of shoes of all kinds at the lowest prices. THE STATE GBAKGE. J. E. Hlaekford Closes Ten Years Service aa Mnster-M. JJoL. Parsons Chosen State Lecturer. J. E. Blackford returned Saturday from Lenox, where the annual meeting of the state grange was held last week and had a rather exciting experience south of Dos Moines, his train being blocked by snow. They lay in a snow bank all night and in the morning had to skirmish among neighboring farms for a breakfast. The grange meeting was small but pleasant. Mr. Black ford refused to again act as master, hav ing held that position for 10 years, and A. B. Judson of Mills county was elected to succeed him. G. E. Patton of Taylor county was chosen secretary M. DeL. Parsons was elected state lect urer. Mr. Blackford is just back fron the meeting of the national grange a Syracuse, N. y. He eaye tb$t a ra4j MONEY of all kinds on all security at Skinner Bros.' Five Dollars Reward. Lost, a pair of gentleman's seal skin jloves, on tho streets in Algona last vook. The finder of the same will receive tho above reward on their deliv- ry at the office of THE UPPER DES MOINES. HAPPILY MABRIED. Mr. II. W. Haggard and Miss Mamlo Dmitry arc Married at I'ralrlo du Chloii. Tho matrimonial association may lave been a little alow thus far in ac- ,omplishing results but now that the ce is broken there is no telling where he end will be. This week we are .ailed upon to chronicle the wedding of 3. W. Haggard and Miss Mamie Lantry, vhich occurred at Prairie du Chien riday morning. Miss Lantry was on ler way to Milwaukee for a brief visit and Mr. Haggard met her there. She went on to remain until the house they ire fitting up is ready, and will return n a week or ten days. They will oc- upy the house east of J. R. Jones' and lave a very pleasant home. Both 'iride and groom have grown up in the lounty and aro among Algona's best cnown young people. Tho bride is econd daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. iRntry and a very attractive lady, while tho groom has been very suc- iessful in business, and as chairman of lie republican county committee has aken an active part in politics. THE UPPER DES MOINES joins with a wide irclo of friends in wishing the happy louple all tho good luck in life thoy can .esire, and in congratulating them. HAVE you any money to spare? We /ill guarantee you 12 per cent, on in- estment. Coll and investigate our >lan. Skinner Bros. NEW stock of carpets, portiers, lace curtains, at Galbraith's. CARPET sweepers, $1, at John Grove's mrd ware. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. T. L. Grose was in Algona last week .ooking as well as ever. Misses Josio and Louise McCoy will spend tho holidays at home. Misses Lulu Clarke, Mnttio and Maggie Haggard are expected homo for a vacation tomprrow. Mr. and Mrs. Eugeno SehafTter spent Sunday in Algona, visiting at A. D. "larko's. A social company greeted ihem Saturday evening. Mr. Schaffter contributes a story to the second num- jer of the now Midland Monthly. Rufus Clarke was over from Sioux Ity last week visiting his uncles an<3 doing business. Ho had not been in Algona for ten years and was pleasec to note tho improvements. Ho is in tho lumber business, tho only mombei of tho family we know of who is not a lawyer. Gardner Cowles has been in Wash ington watching congress and attending to tho mail route Jottings. Mr. Call is tho oldest mail route contractor known in the department, having been at it every since tho early days in Kossuth. He and Mr. Cowle* have a very extended territory now and a groat many routes. FOR real estate time loans at the very lowest rates, make inquiry at the Kossuth County bank. WHEN looking for Christmas pres ents don't fail to see tho new jewelry at Bowyer's. Quickest Ilouto to California. If you desire to attend the Midwintei Fair at San Francisco or to visit am part of California, and wish to make the trip in the quickest and most com for table manner, be sure that your tick et reads via tho Chicago & Northwest ern, Union Pacific, and Southern Pa cific railways. Palace drawing-room sleeping cars leave Chicago daily am run through to San Francisco via Coun< cil Bluffs, Omaha, and Ogden without change, in three and one-half days, al meals en route being served in dining cars. Tourist sleeping cars, offering an exceptionally favorable opportunity foi making the trip in a most comfortable and economical manner, are also run and completely equipped bertha can be procured by passengers holding either first- or second-class tickets, at a cos of only $4 per berth from Chicago (01 $3 per berth from Council Bluffs 01 Omaha) to San Francisco and other California points. Variable route ex cursion tickets and first- and second class one-way tickets are now on sale via the Northwestern line at extremely low rates. For tickets and full infor mation apply to agents of Chicago & Northwestern railway.—89t2 For Sale. A Jersey thoroughbred bull for sal for $30. Also a few Poland China brood sows for sale, at my place, abou seven miles north of Algona. C. RIEDEL. THREE HUNDRED live pigeons want ed. John G. Smith. A GIRL for housework wanted at J. Skinner's.—39 CLOSING-OUT of English, German Danish, and Swedish bibles at the posi Santa Glaus is Coming with a whole load of Choice Candies for Christmas, Call and see them.. Langdon & Hudson. OLID AY GOODS I i 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. In the dark unless you come into the open light to see my new and neatgtocl? of Drugs, Perfumes, and Sun* dries. Try me. Studley, The New Druggist

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