The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1895 · Page 1
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 11, 1895
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'-'"1 ALGOKA, KOSStfTH nOUKO% IOWA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 11, 1895. NO. 11. Letter Line. WISE MAN WITH HIS ACRES. Kossuth County Pioneer Gives His Boys a dhance-^-Me is His Own Executor, TO OFFER THE BEST AND CHEAPEST LINE Ever shown in been pui 1 sole aim thin s Complete in Is our Holiday Line for the season of 95-0, With a vary Elaborate Assortment Bought direct from manufacturers, we believe, we are in a position to offer • •/> •5# • ' • Superior ValUeS. We pan-safely promise UNEQUALED VARIETY from which to select, and we can assure you tlits LOWEST PRICES. F. W.DINGLEY, THE DRUGGIST. BIG THINGS OF KOSSUTH. Garner Signal: Those Kossuth county chaps are bound to keep in the lead in big things of the earth even if they have to go down into the kingdom of Old Nick to-bring it to "light." The past summer-they told some awful "big 1 ones" in'regard to the productive powers of Kossuth courity.soili-and'-as'the season is past for such things they now'' come to the front with a flowing gas well. The REPUBLICAN and tipper Des Moines both relate the find in Irvington as a gas-well at the depth of 203 feet. Began in 1864 With & Yoke of Oxen and "'~a $14 Homestead—Now Takes Six Figures to Tell Mis Wealth. Pat Kain is one of the richest ineti in Kossuth County. That has been known fol' a long time, however. It is also tfu&that he is one of our most sensible men, a fact to which his life lias borne frequent witness. Just recently he has demonstrated the possession of most excellent judgment by going about the distribution of houses and lands among his^children, a task which so many men leaW'to long drawn contests in the coufts or the doubtful efficiency and faithfulness of executors and administrators. < ^Vithin the past month Mr. ICain has given away a whole section of liis land to four of bjsjieirs. To ,his oldest son, John, he ;$rfii'-given the homestead in Plum Creek township, on which he-had lived since 1864. This quarter section is estimated to be worth $i,000. Robert, Thomas and James have each been given deeds to quarter sections, and there is plenty left for the other children. Mr. Kain has but recently moved into Algoua, where he had previously bought a very comfort- abli but modest place. He is a man who came to the United States from thejEmerald Isle at twenty years of age. He was a common laborer in the east for some years, his last work in that line being put in for the government in Philadelphia from 1862 to 1864, at $40~per month. When he came to Kossuth in 1864 he had a wife, whom he had* 1 married in 1861, and very little else. He managed to get a The Nicest Newest Stock of Hardware in The Country to Select t)o not fail to see what we hate for We, carry a nice line of •^Silverware In fact everything found in a first-class Hardware Store. A new lot of to choose from. Yours for business, .Stephenson & Stacy. Your Opportunity f of--, oxen, with which to Are you made miserable by Indigestion, Constipation, Dizziness, Loss of Appetite, Yellow Skin? Shiloh's Vitalize!- is a positive cure. 3 ATTERSON & SON, FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST. If you have any intention of going to the southeast this fall or winter, you. should advise yourself of. the best route from the North and West. This is the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, which is running double daily trains from St. Louis, Evansville, Louisville and Cincinnati through to Nashville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Atlanta, Mont- •omery, Thomasville, Pensacola, Mo- jile, Jacksonville and all Florida points. Pullman Sleeping Car Service through, Specially low rates made to Atlanta during the continuance of the Cotton States Exposition, and tourists rates to all poiuts in Florida and Gulf Coast resorts during the season. For particulars as to rates and through car service, -write Geo. B. Homer, Div. Pass. Agent, St. Louis, Mo., J, K, _.. . Chicago, Agent. yoke commence operations on- his home- ste£d, which latter cost him a money ' - at be-- gan putting, on style, however, 7 his house being the first in his township to be covered with pine shingles. The house itself, which was 14x22, was built of native lumber, sawed in Algona from logs of his own cutting, but Mr. Kain made the. trip to Cedar Falls with his ox team for the shingles and sash. In the thirty years of his life in Kossuth Mr. Kain has raised a large family, most of whom he has sent away to school, and thus , provided with the means of education which he himself did not enjoy, he never having had the opportunity even of learning to read, and has been accumulating substance all the while. 'He is said to be worth as much as $100,000. His case has innumerable parallels among the pioneers of northwest Iowa. -For something nice in tiie line oi PRESENTS =Is Now = While our lines are complete in— DINNER SETS, '4i W-" •it "^ •« ) '' \ ' Haviland Semi-Porcelain AND Granite Ware. < SETS. .LANGDON •V . A < " •; <r *4,>, "!#,•»!=, :<m Ridgely, N. W. Pass, Agent, 111., 0, P. Atmore, Gen'l Pass. in Immense Stock of Clarke's Hall 3s to be the scene of a grand masquerade ball Christmas night, December 25th, The best of music \yjji be present and everyone is expected to come out and enjoy a good old fashioned masquerade, Wm, Smith has charge of the arrangements. young, ^ SfttisfaQtioR obtaiit tlie Ipen^flt pf a- Of the "best qa^ity an4 at tha LQ.WBST Gifts both useful >an4 .oynftweatal for old ?uia 1890. -18Q6, Q.P.PETTJBOIE NORMAL GLEAMS. The new officers of the Normal Literary Society are F..W, Winter, Pres.; Laurence Wilkinson, Vice Pres.; Minnie Rice, Sec.; Jewell Patterson, Treas. ' A program was given on Thursday evening, Dec. 5. The students, with few exceptions, are earnest and industrious, as is proved by their accuracy, and enthusiasm in recitations and their constant use of the library, The large pew library in> its pleasant, well-lighted room, is much appreciated by the students and faculty. The ar> rangeme.nt of rooms at the Normal for this term is as follows; Office and Library at the left, as you eqter the hall; Prof. Lilly's private rooms at the right; Mathematics and Science, in room 1; Drawing, Languages and Literature, room Sj^Gramraav and History, chapel hall; BoQk'keeping, Penmanship and Busipess,, Exchange, in Commercial hall; Shorthand and Typewriting in the office,, The upper and lower halls are botbj^eJJ warmed. No more colds are contracted in going from one recitation room, to another iu the .building. Callers aye, always welcom.e, apd the eopleoji^lgona'are especially invited 0 come'ajjc^, the worft that the school i§ doing, - , ' • Now is tJBe time fpr anyone wishing to take iAQi'thand or Typewriting to begin thjtowbrjj, , The Professor- remarked that m a few yeawdmwipg would be 1 one ot the • ichesj^quirefl fov a teaehw's peiti* " T who i tQSjo: MOW is the time to buy your hard and soft li Coal. lam Baking orders for immediate or future delivery, and the prices will be as low as any, Order your Coal Now., Leave orders down town at the office of F. O. Willson. Prompt delivery, ; * ( In Iowa coal I have: Mystic, Bopne, What Cheer, and < Saylor. Also Illinois and Hocking Valley soft. ' v Order by Telephone after- October 1, NI Fubli's? ws art Showing, ^-'- •"-- '*' •"'' Wl - 1 """"

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