The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 20, 1899 · Page 1
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,. ^j J- -v**- 1 »>• ' , . • *r &, rf 1 *>-.<•*' i ] ,?%. "»? ff t i ^ L •'y ' -"i V *££& v ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBEE 20, 1899, VOL, XXXIV-HO, 40. T • This season with what must be recognized at a glance as the most elegant line of Holiday Goods in all the various departments that has ever been put upon this market. Our Fourth Grand Opening, Dec. 11, was a marvellous success. We are now ready for YOUR HOLIDAY TRADING. We have made a long and careful preparation to do the BIGGERT SELLING OF HOLIDAY GOODS ever before done in the city. WE HAVE EVERYTHING that's fit to sell in the multitudes of fancy articles, etc., suitable for holiday buying, and invite your early inspection while assortments are overflowing to repletion. Anything ordered now from our holiday stock will be held at your option and delivered whenever it suits your convenience. Sacred and books secular, books of science, of art, of fiction, and P° e ^ r y; books fonchildren and for adults; books exquisite'in illustration, and books with none at all; books in every variety and form of binding from the plainest to the handsomest. EASTMAN KODAKS 33^ per cent, from list prices during the holidays. ALBUMS The choice is almost unlimited at lowest prices. MEDALIONS Largest assortment ever shown in the city at prices that can't be beat. PERFUMES All the choicest of odors. Dressing Oases, Toilet Sets, Oomb and Brush Trays, Pocket Books, and hundreds of other fancy articles too . numerous to mention. Ehlers & Adams. buys a 20 year solid gold filled watch; the movement is a fine jeweled American movement and fully guaranteed in every respect. This is positively the greatest watch bargain in the history of the watch business in Kossuth county, and remember that this is only one of the many bargains wo are offering this year. Our buyer personally visited the eastern markets in September, and secured first choice on all the latest and up-to-date novelties In Sterling Silver, Rich Cut Glass, Hampshire Pottery, (German Art Madallions, 60o to $15.00, positively the newest thing on the market), Quo Vadls Vases, Royal Saxe Vases, Rich Cut Glass Vases and numerous other vases at from 26o to $8. Silver Tea Sets $5 to $50. Chafeing Dishes and Bakers. Set rings by the hundred, at from 87o to $87.00 Remember, we duplicate any catalogue price on earth, and if there is a man, woman or child that has an article that was bought of us and it is not satisfactory your money is waiting for you. This means that the D. & P. guarantee is a guarantee worth having. We don't tell you we can't make it good because our clerk sold it. Thimklng you for past favors, we cordially invite you to call and inspect our Mammoth Holiday Assortment. The Mammoth Watch House. Algona and Whittemore, Iowa. Dingley & Pugh. PASSED 100 YEARS OF AGE N. B. Bacon, Formerly of Wesley, Celebrates His 100 Birthday. llelatlves from Everywhere Joiu in the Happy Event—Is Still in Excellent Health. Mr. and Mrs. S. X. Way. and P. C. Bacon of Wesley were in DesMoinesfor the 100th birthday anniversary of N. B. Bacon, who will be pleasantly remembered in Algona. He reached his 100th mile stone yesterday and there were 75 of his nearly 300 descendants present, coming from Florida and Wyoming and all the intermediate states. Mr. Bacon's sight and hearing are failing him but other wise'he is in vigorous health. His memory is good and he talks and writes aa fluently as he ever did. . Mr. Bacon was born four days after Washington died, Deo. 19,1799. At 14 he was a stage driver between Oswego and Ithaca, N. Y. At 19 he learned the printer's trade. He cast his first 'Vote for Andrew Jackson lor president in 1824. He came to Wisconsin in 1843, and to Iowa in 1880. At the age of 94 he went to the world's fair at Chicago. He attributes his long life to his abstemious habits. He used both tobacco and liquor until he was 23 years old, when he quit both. He has four children living, 24 grand children, 65 great grand children and six great- great grand children. These with their families make a small army. tus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, offeretory; solo, Prof. Porde. Sopranos, Misses IdaSchichtl, Lizzie Holtzbauer, Addle Sehichtl, Marie Homan; alto, Miss Carrie Sehichtl; tenors, Prof. Porde, J. Holtzbauer; bass, Messrs. C. Kennedy, J. Bestenliner; violinist, Mr. Power; organist and director, Etta Klingler. DID NOT AMALGAMATE WELL. BY A YERY CLOSE MARGIN A. D. CLARKE & Co. loan money at 5 per cent., with optional payments Interest payable annually. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent, interest. Optional payments. H. HOXIE. WOOD choppers wanted. Inquire of 38t6 PETER WINKEL. MEETINGS TO GOME, The Congregational Sunday school has a log cabin Christmas Saturday evening at the church, The Hobart Sunday school will give a cantata at the hall Saturday ev.ening. It will be a Christmas service and all are invited. Subjects for Sunday services at the Methodist Episcopal church: Morning, "A Christmas Event"; evening, "The Mystery of the Age." The ladies of the Congregational church are preparing a New Years party to be given at the church Jan. 1. Turkey dinner will be served. Irvington will have a big turkey shoot Saturday from 9 to 4 o'clock. AH the shot gun experts at targets are invited to come. It will be target shooting, probably miss and out. The high school invites Us friends to spend Thursday evening, Deo. 21, at the new building. A short program will be presented at which the new piano will be used. There will be on exhibition about 100 art pictures which will be offered for sale at very moderate prices. The proceeds will go toward the payment of the new piano There will be no admission fee. Christmas services will he observed In S|. CeoeUas'ohurch with the usual solemnity and, devotion. Solemn high mass will begin at midnight, celebrated by the pastor, Rev. Father Hal pin, who will also deliver ft serwon on Mary's Son, the True Light of the World. The following musical program wiU be rendered by the choir PI Ibis occasion an4 repeated at tbeA j Q> ? 0 a. «. high paass: Grand phorus; Adeste Fideles, Mease Soleomelle, w. A Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sane Kev. House, the Expelled Methodist Pastor, is Reinstated. A Germaula Couple Do the Dr. Lacy Act—Curious Case of Infelicity. Last week a woman and four children got off the train atEstherville. While they were waiting for a train south the marshal got word from Germania to lold them. Later in the day Joseph rlenz of Germania arrived and claimed hem. The Vindicator relates the in- :ident and says: It seems the affair was the upshot of a 'strained and up- >leasant condition in the Ren/, house- iold, which by the way had been under ganization only about three months. Before three months ago Mr. Renz was a Kossuth county widower with one daughter and Mrs. Renz was a Clay iOunty widow with three children, 3ach had a farm. They became acquainted and decided to unite their "ortunes and families. Events seem to ndicate that the amalgamation was not wholly successful. Mrs. Renz told Marshal Maxwell that her husband was not kind to her. Mr. Renz also told lis story. He said the home relations lad always been pleasant, and that he could explain his wife's sudden departure while he was away to the creamery with milk only by supposing that she :iad become suddenly homesick and made up her mind to go back to her lome in Clay county. The strangest 3iirt of the situation was that Mr. Etenz's daughter had chosen to cast her ot with her stepmother rather than to •emuin under the paternal roof. OONTEAOT HAS BEEN LET. Forty Miles of Iowa Central Extension Beyond Altfoiiu Already Arranged For. The Hampton Chronicle says the contract has already been let for 40 miles of Iowa Central road beyond Algona, to be put in in the spring. It adds: This will give the road 100 miles of track branching from the main line at Hampton, and as this city would be the natural one for a division point, we can undoubtedly get it if our people will jet a hustle on themselves and show by some evidence that they want it and appreciate what the Central has already done for this place. The new line to Algona is a great benefit to Hampton both financially and otherwise, but with a division here and the road extended to the great lakes it would be of great value to the city. FOR the Christmas and New Year Holidays, excursion tickets will be sold by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R'y. company, to stations within a distance of 200 miles, at a fare and one-third for the round trip. Tickets an sale Deo. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31,1899, and Jan. 1. 1900, final return limit up to and including Jan. 2,1900. FARM loans, lowest rate an^ best options. (39) DANSON & BUTLER. To Be Happy buy a Parker fountain pen. Solid gold, 14 k Pen diamond point, and positive- ly guaranteed not to Slipped In By a Technicality— Revs. Smylio and Day Appeared for the Prosecution. • Rev. T. M. House, who was tried last week at Minneapolis, Revs. Smylie and Day appearing for the prosecution, was reinstated in the ministry on a technicality. Rev. House was located at Ida Grove, and while there got into correspondence with a girl at Ruthven to whom he represented himself as unmarried, etc. He was brought be- ore the Sioux City conference last fall ind was expelled from the ministry >ut not from the church. He appealed and the board of appeals holds that if lis offense was as serious as charged he should have been expelled from the hurch. If it was not considered serous enough by the conference to expel lim from the church, then expulsion "rom the ministry was too severe pun- shment. Rev. House claims that he )egan corresponding with the girl to ceep her from marrying a worthless ellow, and that in order to keep in her confidence he had to deceive her a ittle. The' opinion of his conduct has lot changed any with his ministerial brethern, and his reinstatement will not regain him their confidence. He ias, however, friends in Ida Grove who lave stood by him in the contest. His defense was conducted by Rev. Jesse Cole of Humboldt. CAPES and jackets go at put .prices this week. . G. L. GALBRAITH. WAU. paper at greatly reduced prices. Can save ypu money pn this line. R. H. Miller, druggist and jeweler. _ _ i _ YOU can get a gPPd oaHop fpr Jo a, WEEOK NEAE ST. BENEDICT. The Iowa Central Train Gets Off the Track—No Damage Done. Last Thursday morning the Iowa Central train east had a mishap just east of St. Benedict. It was cauied by something giving way on the tender, which was thrown across the track, causing the trucks of the engine to ieave the rails. The passenger coaches were not seriously damaged, nor were any of the passengers hurt. The fireman was slightly injured. THE Mason City Brick and Tile Co. makes the best drain tile and hollow building tile in the world and lowest prices. F. O. B. any station. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent, interest. Optional payments. H. HOXIE. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. D. CLARKE & Co. NEWS NOTES. The Cherry sisters are still on the turf. They appeared in St. Paul this week. The people of Boone gave ex-Supt. Aishton, of that division of the Northwestern, a banquet Monday night in honor of his promotion to the position of general superintendent of all the Northwestern lines. George E, Delavan, fish commission er, has filed bis biennial report with the governor. The report shows that 14 oar loads of black bass, wall-eyed pike, oropples, silver bass, suuflsh and channel cat fish have been placed in the rivers and lakes'of Iowa during the season. Philadelphia gets the coming nation al republican convention, which will he held June 19. Chicago was beaten by one vote. Tiie speaker from Chicago jokingly referred to St. Louis as a Chicago suburb and the St. Louis delegate changed his vote from Chicago to Phil adelphia,. It don't often pay to joke. Editor Roberts pf the Fort t)o4g Messenger, director of the mint at Washington, is placed In a very embarrassing position quite frequently these days by reason of his bearing the same nam? as the polygamous Roberts from Utah. When he is introduced to some of the nabobs at Washington he is frequently greeted with the remark, "Ah, Mr. Hoberts, yes, I have beard." Commission men are losing a great deal of money this winter on apples. It is stated that on South Water street in Chicago alone, the losses amount to a million and a half of dollars. The reasons are that the conditions for keeping apples have been exceptionally bad. The fruit remained on the trees much longer than usual and ripened too much. The apples now decay very i rapidly. OHUEOH SUBSOEIPTIONS AEE GOOD.. f a Man Promises Money to a Clturcli on Sunday It IB a .Legal ' Obligation. .The supreme court Thursday decided n the case of the First Methodist hurch of Fort Madison vs. E. M. Donnell, appellant, that subscriptions to a hurch fund can be collected at law, and that subscriptions for such pur- )oses taken on Sunday are legal. The lefendant made on a certain Sunday at church a subscription to a fund to pay iff the debt of the church, Afterwards ts payment was contested, and the ground, among others, was taken that ubscription having been made on Sunday was not legal. The lower court, however, maintained that a subscription taken for such a cause was legal, fudge Ladd, in an opinion, sustains ,his view, the full court agreeing with lim. He says that the custom of tak- ng contributions for religious and char- table purposes on the first day of the week has existed from time imraeraor- al, and that if it should not be BUS- .ained now every deacon who passes the hat or collection box on Sunday would be committing an illegal act. If t is legal to take up collections for certain purposes on that day it must be egal to take them by , receiving subscriptions of money. Therefore the subscription is held to be legal and col- "eotlble. . , 3, W. HAY POMES NOETH, He Is Located at Dubuque But Likes Alabama. The Iowa Falls Sentinel has an item of interest about a well known Algonian: " J. W. Hay, of Kushla, Ala- jama, has been visiting at his old home n Iowa Falls for a few days. Mrs. BEay and the children, are still in the south but Mr. Hay is at present making lie headquarters at Dubuque, he being In the employ of a well-known fruit commission ' firm in that city. Her Viends will regret to learn that Mrs. Hay's health has not been so good luring the second year of her residence in Alabama as it was the first year, and ,. change of climate will be necessary. [>ur former townsman is very much pleased with his home in the south and says that he will keep his property down there though circumstances compel him to live elsewhere for a time. Go by Spurts, Estherville Vindicator: The Algona UPPER DBS MOINES and Republican come to our table swelled tp many times their usual size by a huge bulk of holiday advertising. The Algona merchants are not very Uheral advertisers on the average, but they spread out remarkably when they do loosen up. WE have what you want in the line Of type writer supplies, INQBAM & WARREN. THE COUNT BEGINS TODAY The Contest Over the Treasurer's Office Now Going 1 On. Result May Depend Largely Oil How the Work is Taken Up—Much Interest Manifested. The contest over the vote on county treasurer is on this morning. Chairman Smith presides, C. D. Pettlbone acting as judge with htm for L. C. Smith, and S. X. Way of Wesley acting for Mr. Ward, The attorneys and J. W. Sullivan for Smith, and Bonar & Fellows for Ward. The first question that will be raised will be where to begin to count. Mr. Sullivan Insists hat he can begin with, any township ie pleases, but' Mr. Ward's attorneys ivill demand a straight count, taking he townships in the regular order. f the latter plan is adopted the recount will take a long time, for Mr. Smith is •elying on Wesley, Prairie, and River- ale, and they will come last in the ist. If Kossuth has the the same peroent- ige of spoiled Ballots that Hancock did. 10 one can te)'. what the result will bo, >ut the presumption is that both Mr. Smith and Mr. Chrlstensen will be xmten, as they got the scratched bal- ots. L. M. Owen was urged to file notice of contest' but did not do it, and t is now too late. In Hancock county, after the demo- sratlo candidate was over 100 behind, ie quit the contest, with several town- hips uncounted. He lost steadily in he recount, being like Mr. Smith here the beneficiary of scratched ballots. The recount will be very tedious and ill not excite any local Interest. ["here is nothing so wearisome as the technicalities of such a recount. The result alone will be worth watching. A Christmas Prayer. The following lines are written by Rev. W. J. Suokow, one of whose poems THE UPPER DBS MOINES published some weeks ago. They are fine in sentiment and finely worked out: Ye choirs of angels bright, Who on that holy night Did chant so sweetly to the slumbering earth, Return to us again, And wake once more the strain That told the listening ahetoherds of the Christ- child's lowly birth. The sordid cares ot life, ' The din of earthly strife, The clamorous greed of men, do sadly mar The music pure and sweet That once the earth did greet; What comes to us is but a broken echo, faint and far. Touch now j our harps of gold, Sing as ye sang of old, Until the heedless world shall catch again That greeting from the skies- Stray note of Paradise: " To God on high be glory, peace on earth, good will to men." A GOOD second-hand hay^press for sale at the Wigwam,— 40 LOST; A handbag, containing a pair of glasses and about $7 in money. Finder may return same to this office, IB 1 strong the frame of the mother. the eon will give laws to the land, AH mothers should take Rooky Mountain Tea— gives life and strength-r-86 cents. R, P WJLI, HOLD CAM? Tbe c|de to Dietrlct not chosen. Rev. McDonald wants It at Clear Lake and Lake Mills is a candidate. There is some talk of bringing It to Algona. A half dozen of the leading Methodists of the district were present at the meeting. SUPT, VAN ERDEWYK ENDOESED. The Teachers at Bancroft Take Occasion to Pay the Retiring Superintendent a Mark of Esteem. BANCROFT, Dec. 19— At the meeting of the teachers of North Kosauth held in Bancroft Dec. 16, at which fully 75 were present, the following resolutions were adopted by rising vote: We, the touchers of North Kosauth county, in convention assembled, do hereby adopt the following resolutions: Resolved, That a compulsary education law would promote the interests of education in the state of Iowa, and we hereby call the attention of our senator and representative to the resolution as embodying the sense of the mooting and teachers in general. Resolved, That, while we have appreciated the good fellowship and educational push of our esteemed and worthy county superintendent, Frank Van Erdewyk, yet wo can but rejoice at the mark of respect shown him by those outside of the educational circle in placing him in the honorable position they have, without solicitation on his part, and Resolved, That; while he may not, after Jan. 1, ho counted one of us yet his counsel will always be welcomed and his presence appreciated in all future meetings. Resolved, That the thanks of this meet- are due and are hereby tendered to the people of Bancroft for the very royal manner in. which we have been entertained. Holiday Pipes and Clears. John Schu & Co. have put up some elegant Cigars in special boxes for the holidays, and the ladles who have trouble about selecting presents cannot do better than give their • male friends a box, large or small. The firm has also some elegant pipes. To the man who enjoys tobacco a fine pipe or a good cigar is always acceptable. They hit the right spot. Schu & Co. have what you want. LAFB YOUNG has appointed H, B. Mason to receive subscriptions' for 'the the Daily Capital, between now and the 28th of the month. This will save the subscribers the postage and exchange on their subscription. The rate of $2 has been made for one day only, the 28th of December, and all subscriptions must be mailed on that day. An opportunity offers to get the best dally paper in Iowa for one'half of'the regu 1 far rate. You can hand your subscription to Mr, Mason any time before the 28th, and on that day he will forward all of them to the Capital. Holiday Excursion, Tickets will be sold at all stations on the Northwestern line (C. & N. W. R'y., 0, St. P. M. & O R'y., S, 0. & P. R. R, and F, K. and M. X B. R.) to all other points on this system, within 200 miles of the selling station, at greatly reduced Jates. December 83, 24, 25, 30, mid 31, 1899, and Jan. 1, 1900, good until Jan. 2, 1900. Apply to agents Chicago and Novthwesstern R'y,, for full particulars. Will Come Handy, Burt Monitor: The business men pf Algona have contributed over $200 to get up an illustrated pamphlet to show up Algona's advantages and beauties, Such a book with fine engravings, will pome handy at Des Mpines in the normal school fight, in which' Algona should wjn. . May A number of Methodist pastors from the Algona district met with Dp. last Friday to, plan, lop H»§ A H»* Town. Burt Monitor: A dealer In ii still advertising bis ice wagon, orders, We, alwaya

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