The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1898 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 14, 1898
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THK XJPP3BE Vm MQIK1B; AMO^M^ Santa Glaus continues to make Ms headquarters at Slieetz' Koliciety Where everything for Xmas may be found, irom the cheapest toys to the most elegant novelties in leather goods, books, perfumes, vases, albums, etc. The policy of the past, which has made the Sheetz Holiday Display known far and near, will be continued, and for the season of 1898 the Sheetz store offers not only the biggest but the best-selected stock of standard goods it has ever had for the holiday trade. Fine Leather Goods. If you want an elegant purse, cigar case, dressing case, or anything in fine leather, call on us. Ladies' purses, 25 cents to $5. Cigar cases, 50 cents to $3.50. Full seal traveling dressing cases, elegant collar and cuff boxes, everything in leather. |Toys by the [Hundred.——^ Our store has always been headquarters for toys of all kinds. From a penny whis- jTtle to a $3.50 doll we have everything. Games, (sleds, hobby horses, building blocks, indestructi- |',ble children's books, everything you can possi- |[fbly think of. Sheetz For Bibles. A Special Book Sale. O UR leader for the Holiday trade is our full line of all the latest books of the season. Elegant bound Altemus edition of the best writers at 2$c a volume, Donohue & Hennebury edition at 3Oc. Westminster edition, bound in figured cloth and silver back, $i.op. Padded morocco bound poets at $1.25 to $3.50. We make a specialty of ordering books, and will get any book in three days* without extra charge for postage. Note the following list of this season's new books : 1. Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others, John Kendrich Bangs, $1.25. This book is a departure in a new field, and is written with a deft and facile pen. It is extremely amusing, needless to say, and a worthy addition to the growing series of popular books by this author. 2. When Knighthood was in Flower, Edwin Caskoden, $1.50 3. A Woman of Fortune, S. R. Crocket, $1.50. 4. The Standard Bearer, S. R. Crocket, $1.50. 5. The Red Axe, S. R. Crockett, $1.50 6. The King's Jackal, Rich H. Davis, $1.50. 7. Uncle Bernac, A. Conan Doyle, $1.50. 8. The Grenadier, James E. Tanner, $1.25. 9. Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War, Joel C. Harris, $1.50. 10. Simon Dale. Anthony Hope, $1.50. n. Rupert of Hentzau (Sequel to Prisoner of Zenda), $1.50. 12. Many Cargoes, W. W. Jacobs, $1.00. 13. Mictsl, the Wild Carpathian, Dr. Manrus Jokai, $1.25. 14. A Wounded Name, C. C. King, $1.25. 15. John Halifax Gentleman, new edition, Miss Mulock, $1.2$. 16. Kronstadt, a Romance, Max Pemberton, $1.50. 17. Trimalchio's Dinner. Harry Peck, $1.50. 18. Waters of Caney Fork, Opie Read, $1.00. 19. The Count's Snuff Box, a Romance of the War of 1812, Geo. Rivers, $1.50. 20. The Continental Dragoon, a Romance of 1778, Robert N. Stephens, $1.50. 21. The Road to Paris, R. N. Stephens, $1.50. 22. In the Red Stair Case, M. Imlay Taylor, $1.25. 23. Shrewsbury, a Romance of the Time of William and Mary, $1.50. 24. Pauline Wyman, Sophie May, $1.25. 25. The Lion Janina, H. Jokai, $1.25. 26. Army Life, Richard Harding Davis, $i. 27. The Castle Inn, S. J. Wcy- man, $1.50. 28. Hope, The Hermit, Edna Lyall, $1.50. 29. Afterwards Ian. McLaren, $1.50. 20. Day's Work, Rudyard Kipling, $1.50. r\^ UH Dec. 24, from 8 o'clock until 9 a special discount of 5 , per cent . will be given on all holiday goods; from 9 to io, ten per cent.; from to to n, 20 per cent.; from 11 to 12, 33^ per cent. This will be a great opportunity to buy what is left cheap. It may not be there Saturday evening, Dec. 24. For the Kodakers. A novelty this season are the handsome books for kodak views. Keep your photos right, * Perfumes. The Sheetz store has always been known for its elegant line of perfumes. Cut glass bottles up to $10. Fine perfumes at io cents. Pure Bristle Brushes •• We have combs for io cents to $i, and brushes from 250 to $4, The largest and finest line of brushes we have ever shown. Mirrors and Medallions. Mirrors from io cents to $6, by the dozen. A full line of handsome medallion pictures. Also some elegant vases and novelties. FAIRYLAND. You need not travel to a star} The way is easy and not far— i An hour's walk, a mile from town. . The herons of the old lagoon i i Lead you along the path; for sign ,, > Are arrowhead blossoms, frail and fine, 1 { ^Beside the water; then the wood ^ ' Takes you, but only by the blood i ' Leaping, and by the sudden start ' f Of the overfull and thrilling heart, , r^You know you see it face to face. iThe greenwood bowers a sunny space V (For song sparrow tinkling, and below 1 July's green lap is full of snow, Is drifted rich with, white and pink, Of bouncing bet from brink to brink; The haunted air resounds between With humming birds, obscure and keen, '' ' like burnt out stars that dart and float, ' "' With but a last fire to the throat. iott saw but common summer flowers? Hew* but a hum that drowsed the hours? t ' Your blood leaped not nor shook your ' * J rt heart? i AhriweU, I know no other chartl <'The path is for your feet as far ' fAa Wftt which lessens to a star. kT'i —J. Eussell Taylor in Century. APPETITES. ; Men Who Cater to Them goon Become UIcli. r /.»«»»»*«* restaurant business in Berlin |ls'a Vying one, if the location chosen Ihaatood one, the restaurant of the zoo- boys accompanied me soldiers, juavrs acting as flfer. A few miles out from Barnstable an order came directing the military to return home. In their retreat Thatcher and Davis, tired of their march, mounted an old horse they met on the road, without a rascal that wished his prizes asnore. The other replied he was a rascal, if he called him so, and then Captain Norm struck Captain Ley and threw him over the gun, which Mr. Hopaon hearing, as he and I were in my cabin, ran out and upon inquiry found he(Norris) had ENGLISH ARMY LIFE. HOW TOMMY ATKINS FARES IN THE • MATTER OF FOOD. saddle or bridle. After riding some; hurt Captain Ley, and by the admiral'B miles they dismounted and abandoned their steed in the highway. Many years after Davis, as solicitor general, was prosecuting a horse thief directions ordered him to bo confined, upon which Captain Norris drew his sword and offered- to stab Captain Ley, but Admiral Hopson, holding his hand, What He Mast Attain Before He Can Secure the Privilege of Marrying;* How the Wives of the Private* Live In the Barrackn. before Judge Thatcher in the county of! ordered him to be disarmed and oon Kennebeo, Me. In the course of the fined in Mr. Rayney's cabin.--"Jour one, the restaurant fogToal gardens here shows. Fora num- 5 ™>f'years it was leased by a man who iderstood about as much of the busi- w£I as the man in the moon. Yet he *PMB9 wealthy within a few years and red for good to live on the interest ia money. There were days in sum- when he sold 1,000 kegs of beer, 'besides some 30,000 cups of coffee and VKQQO sandwiches, and as prices are • ighjihere he must have made thousands dollars in a single day. Fortunately for the public, another now supplies the hungry and s sightseers at the zoological gar. Si, a man with a good reputation, and ys twice the rent for the restau- buildings, too-viz, 100,000 marks T annum, besides spending by the "tme of his contract a matter of almost f HBOJOOO marks for improvements. Yet it Hff probable that he, teo, will retire at Jpd of his term with a fortune. ere are many instances of this kind lerlin. One of the finest and most )y priced restaurants on Onto'den uanen recently sold its good will for a ffir of 1( ooO,000 marks. The owner Iffipafe on Friedrichstrasse who start- place bat a couple of years ago IB •.i5ME| aheady to have cleared about 000 marks. His head waiter is rapidly growing nob from the received from the guests ea to be in receipt of m^nth y ids amounting to some f 8,000 in L Sn money -Berlin fcetter iu Beoord. trial the'judge leaned over the bench and said in an undertone to the solicitor: "Davy, 'this reminds me of the horse yon and I stole in Barnstable." FAKE "FENCES." A. Little Trick That Is Worked In Baxter Street. "There was a time and that not so very long ago," remarked an old time puller in, "when almost every other store in Baxter street was a 'fence,' or pretended to be, in order to give customers the idea that they were getting good bargains. The clerk who took a hesitating customer aside and whispered 'fence' was generally sure of a sale. There are uo genuine 'fences' in Baxter street now, because clothing, shoes and hats are so cheap, but some of the stores still pretend to sell stolen goods. "When a customer in one of these stores has looked everything over in the shop and hasn't made a purchase, the salesman tells him that he has a little 'fence 1 down stairs and urges upon him the necessity of keeping it quiet on account of the police. Of course the customer won't eay a word. So down Btaira they go to the alleged 'fence,' which generally proves to be a big trunk packed with goods. " While showing the contents of the trunk the salesman keeps up a running yarn about the famous criminals who brought the goods to the store, "Finally, after showing a lot of stuff of the same quality and pattern the customer refused to buy up stairs, the salesman gets him to try on something, and as quality, workmanship and perfect fit always go with 'fence' goods, there is a sale made. This fake 'fence' answers sale purposes as well as the genuine," concluded the puller in, "and there is no risk attached to it."—New York Sun. .. Borrowing a, s interesting book, "The Law- Maine," Willis relates an aneo- Judge George Thatcher, who A Navnl Rovr, *703, At 6 this evening Captain Norris coming onboard this ship (the flagship), my Lord Hamilton, Captain Ley, Captain Wiehart and Captain Trevor were standing on the quarter deck, and as Captain Nprris came up Lord! JEJamilton asked him if he had taken any more wine or brandy. The other answered no, upon wbiob Captain Trevor asked the price of his claret, whether he might hate any at 4 H. a.hogshead. Norris said be would have 6 U, or salt water, and then Captain key eai4 be would rather the prizes were ashore than he would give 0 li. the hogshead; upon Which Captain Norrie said, fce ual of Sir John Booke." An~Itallau Pcaitant. The Foletti's little cottage stands in a field and is semidetached. Like many of their class in Italy, they have a great love for and pride in their home. The furniture is well polished, the tools and utensils arranged with an attempt at decoration, and all is clean and neat. It is a two roomed house. On the ground floor is the kitchen, where the boy'a bed stands under the stair which leads to the upper room. Here are two large beds, one for the' parents, the other for the two girls. In the kitchen stand a walnut wood table and a sideboard of antique design, ! an heirloom of the mother's; i walnut ohest holds the bed and table linen and another old ohest the best clothes; the everyday clothes are kept in a chest up stairs. They try to add something every year to the house linen. Sometimes the mother and daughters beg the use of a little plot of ground, which they sow with flax, and the year following they spin and weave it themselves, borrow! ' ng a loom from a farmer. Their stock oompares favorably with that of the letter off English cottager, to say noth- ng of the quality of this homemade iuen compared to that bought cheap at i country shop.—Fortnightly Review. Title* For Sale, The only state in which the sale of nobiliary honors in open and legal is, strangely enough, a republic—the tiny Kalian republic of Ban Marino, of the existence of which many are unaware. Yon can get a title in San Marino on application—and payment of the fee, which is not always the same for the individual honor—and the proceeds are used for the support of the national foundling asylum, You have the satisfaction of knowing that you have performed an act of charity, but you will get little more than that for your money. Ban Marino distinctions do not count for anything outside the state and tor but little within it. n,are»t To find the rarest bird in existence you must go to the mountains between Anam and Loae, where there is ft oer- tain kind of pheasant. For many years its existence was known only by ti»e fact that its Jpngeil and most splendid plume was in much request by mandarins for thei* bead- gear, A single skin is worth f 400, and the bird living would be priceless, for it BOOB dies IB oaptivity.-^Wew York The orderly man clatters in at the door with a steaming can of tea, from which he rapidly fills the basins, the milk and sugar having been already t added before the tea left the cookhouse. No allowance is made in barracks for men of fastidious tastes. If a man prefers his tea unsweetened, he can go elsewhere; the taste of the majority is alone consulted. The tea having been served out, the orderly man now pro- I oeeds to divide the bread into chunks, one for each man, and announces that the "extra" that morning is butter. This announcement is a welcome one, . and the butter, being produced in its wrapper of blue canteen paper, is speed- 1 ily divided into equal portions, one for each member of the mess. ! Should any comrade be so unfortunate ' as to be languishing in the guardroom, awaiting disposal by the commanding officer, the orderly man has now to take his allowance to him, the tea being poured into a tin canteen and the bread and butter wrapped in paper and stowed in a haversack. But it may be asked: "Surely we have been told that soldiers enjoy more variety than plain bread and butter at their breakfasts. Have we not heard of savory kippers, of porridge—yes, even of eggs and bacon?" True, such are the dishes encouraged by generals and colonels who like to earn a reputation for looking after the welfare of their men, but these fancy relishes are not much encouraged by Tommy Atkins, for the simple reason that his funds will not allow of his receiving more than an infinitesimal portion of the kipper or whatever may be the favorite breakfast dainty of bis commanding officer. All that the corporal in charge of the grocery book has to spend daily is threepence per man in mess or under $4 for a company with the average strength of 60 men in mess. "When it is realised that with this money tea, salt, pepper, vegetables for dinner, flour, it a "duff "is to ornament the dinner table, and all the groceries which the soldier needs to eke out the rations of bread and meat already described bare to be provided, it will be understood that the question of providing extras for breakfast and tea is a difficult one to solve, and that the corporal naturally prefers sonietbiug like butter, which all appreciate, to some Otber dainty which may not appeal to tie tastes of bis constituency, Tjje question Of perraiBBion to many is a burning one in the barrnok room. Qalyflj limited number of men areal' lowed, to marry, the str*pgtb of the roll varying with the establishment of the corps. Sergeants are given permission to WS*ry M ft JH&MiW of oowee, }f is a vacancy in tho establishment, but no soldier is allowed to enter the blessed state unless he has seven years' service, £5 in the savings bank and two good conduct badges. I have heard it said that there is such a thing as borrowing the £5 till the necessary permission has been obtained, but there is no getting over the other two conditions. The married quarters seem comfortable enough. What strikes us most is the enormous number of babies and quite young children who swarm round the door of every quarter, occasional yells leading to the hasty arrival of a flushed and heated looking matron to restore , order in a summary fashion. The allow- j auoe of spuoe does not strike one as par- i tioularly liberal, soldiers with small • families being given only one room, with the minutest possible scullery, the fathers of larger families rejoicing in an extra room. Sergeants, as a rule, have two rooms, but otherwise have no pull over their comrades of lower rank. The wives of the private soldiers add largely to the scanty pay of their husbands by doing washing for the men of their husbands' company, and twice blessed is the woman whose good man belongs to a company having few married soldiers. In this case she will be able to get more to do than her less fortunate sisters. Some of the women who have a reputation as washerwomen earn plenty of money by washing for the of" fleers of the regiment. The soldier's wife seems to drift naturally into being a washerwoman. A little conversation with the ladies is a liberal education in esprit do corps; each woman thoroughly identifies herself with the regiment to which her husband belongs, and even in these days of short service it is not difficult to find women whose fathers and grandfathers have soldiered in bygone days under the tattered colors now banging in the sacred precincts of the officers' mess. The ladies of the regiment, as a rule, take great interest in the welfare of their humbler sisters, frequently visiting them in their quarters and giving more than their sympathy at one of those crises which occur so frequently in the married block and generally lead ultimately to the object of their solioi: tude applying for extra accommodation ; owing to an unauthorized addition to : the strength of the battalion.—'"Social Life In the British Army," by a British Officer, in Harper's Magazine. A Brute. Mrs. Greene—I hear that Sarah sou is going to get a divorce from her husband. Mrs. Broww—Yes, and I aon't blamo her one mite. He's a monster. Would you believe it, be actually used one of ber golf sticks for a poker the other morniug I—Boston Transcript. Borne old hawking gloves have the bauds aud thumbs undo la red velvet, the outeido of the baud covered with the finest om broidery iu inj|U£ twies of «Ub, mixed with to BlHhop Buffalo Bill. A rather good story is told about Bishop Doane and another member of the Episcopal house of bishops from the middle states, who is fond of a joke, as many of the venerable gentlemen of the church are. Bishop Doane addresses his colleagues with whom he is on especially familiar terms by the name of their diocese instead of by their surnames, and in correspondence frequently makes use of bis own and other titles, relates the Washington Times. It is related that on one occasion he wrote a letter to the other bishop referred to and in signing it used the term "William of Albany" instead of his name. Hie correspondent promptly replied to the letter, and in his answer said; "It is really too bad, bishop, that i yon are not of the western diocese of 1 your state instead of Albany. If you were, you might very appropriately sign yourself 'Buffalo Bill.' " A Stroiitf Combination. "Your mother agrees with me exactly, Johnny," said his father, proceeding to trim the twigs from a tough switch. "She thinks with me that yon need a good trouncing, and you are going to get it, my son." "Yes," bitterly exclaimed Johnny, "you and maw always agrees when it comes to liokin me. You and maw's the whole thing. I don't never have no show. This fam'ly's run by a trust!"— Chicago Tribune. Hi* More Durable Co»tame. The tall savage seized the newspaper which the waves oast upon the tropic itrand and eagerly perused it. "Clothing," he exclaimed, coming to the advertisements, "is as cheap as dirtl" "But not so durable," urged the slout savage, who was notoriously inclined to be benighted, not to say reactionary.—Detroit Journal. r* i n in i i ' '•».«. i. I i if Amicable Aaju«tu»e»t, "I want you distinctly to understand, jSrail, that when your colleague's wife has a new bat I want one too." "Calm yourself, my dear. We've settled it between us. You're neither of you going to get one."—FUegen<le Blatter. ,..._., , Tr ;.,-,., m A Sertou* OmiMiOtt, "Here's something queer," said the man who is always looting for flaws. "What's that?" ashed the man who was reading the news over the other's Ihoulder. "This account of tb* death of Captain Biddleby, I've read it through, twice now and J can't Hod it said any. where that 'the news of bis death oame to his' friends with a shook.' "—Cleveland deader. gome of the adulterations beer are coccnlns indicus, ginger, quassia, wormwood, root, caraway and • • ~ •

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