The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 22, 1896 · Page 8
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 22, 1896
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THE RtfPtfBLlCAN, ALGONA* iOWA, W«MteA1f, AMlfj Teas As ^ ^ Coffees. KOSSUTH IN RACING TRIM. Bancroft's Noted fUcef is Again Ready for the Track—An Armstrong Man Mourns a Lost Son. We wish to inform the Public that we have put in a full line of Chase & Sanborn's Celebrated Teas And from now on are in a position to furnish Teas of the same superior quality as the Coffees, we have furnished in the past. To those who have used their Coffees we need say nothing further, lo those who have not, we would say, try CHASE & SANBORN'S Teas and Coffees and you will be convinced of their merits. Yours, Walker Bros. The Susceptible Col. Purcell Given the Slip Again by Another Giddy Wesley Widow — Live News from the Biggest County. Telephone 47. BAMS, ABSTRACTS, LAUDS, LOANS AND INSURANCE ADVERTISEMENTS. Ambrose A. Call, President. D. H. Hutchins, Vice-Pres. Wm.K. Ferguson, Cashier. C. D. Smith, Ass't. Cash. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK, ALGONA, IOWA. CAPITAL, $5O,OOO. -class security H. Vesper, nYSpio... Wm. K. nrpuoo. CASH CAPITAL-S50.000.00. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS A. D. Clarke, Pres.. 0. C. Chubb, Vice Pres., Thos. H. Lantry. Cashier, Geo. L Galbraith, Fred M. Miller, Myron Schenck, Thos. F.Cooke. W. H. lugliam, Theo. President. Algona, Iowa. GENERAL BANKING- Private Safety Deposit Vaults. Interest Paid for time Deposits. Chrischilles, Vice President. Lewis H. Smith, Cashier Kossuth County State Bank. „,. J CAPITAL $5O,OOO. AL S^?u^ , t ,e excbanee >oug M a,d S °|offi^ counts «UI at Jow.g r & ^ ^^ J§ domestic exchai . neos transacted. Directors—W. H. 1 W. Wadsworth. Baniet )evine. Pays (J Fer Uent mm on On Money Left for Three Months or Over. Money always on hand to Loan on First Mortgages, good Collateral. Notes purchased. _ DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES OtteNf- Abstracts of Title. Opera House Block. HAY & RICE Algona, Iowa. « B • Posts! Posts! Posts! i have received a car of very nice FENCE BANCROFT, April 21.—The school board held a meeting last week and elected the full corps of teachers for the school year beginning with the fall term, as follows: Prof. J. R. Byers, principal, and Misses Abbio Vinton, Ella Thompson, Ida Swanson, Mao McDermott and Esther Adolphson. The last named is the only new teacher, to the Bancroft school, on tho force. Miss Adolphson has had ample experience elsewhere, and she is recognized as one of the very best teachers in the county. Her election gives great satisfaction to the people of Bancroft. All the teachers elected are popular and efficient. F. W. Kinno has done a good, thing for himself and for his patrons too by running water pipes in his livery barn. Ills horses will have no slough water hereafter. Speaking about horses, Holloway & Mayne have had the injured leg of their famous racer Kossuth so nicely fixed up that they are confident that he will take his old place on the turf this season, and win again the honors to which his going powers entitle him. At present our sports are talking about a race that is scheduled for a week from Monday here, when Chris Boettcher will run his colt Grover against an old stager owned by a Mr. Cringle of Buffalo Center, for 830 a side. ' I S. N. Andreneof Armstrong was in Bancroft Monday. A pathetic interest attaches to this man because of the doubt and mystery surrounding the whereabouts of his son Amandus, who left home three years ago and has not been once heard from since. The father has been under a a constant strain of apprehension and anxiety for his son ever since. He has advertised and sought for him In Dakota, where he believes he went, but without obtaining the remotest clue, and naturally .he begins to give up hope and to believe that his son is dead. Amandus was 23 years of age when he left home. • The death of Mrs. Sarah Littlefield has been marked by a notable demonstration of respect. The funeral was largely attended, and every honor paid to the good woman's memory. Mrs. Littlefield had considerable property, including a fine farm in Seneca and a house and other property in Bancroft. Altogether she left probably upwards of $8,000, and it is supposed that in compliance with the wish of her husband she willed a portion of it to the Congregational bbard of foreign missions, the remainder going to her adopted daughter Grace. There will be a special meeting to-night of Progressive Lodge No. 503, A. F. & A. M., for work in tho third degree. Visiting brothers are expected from Algona, Burt, Armstrong, Elmoro, Ledyard and Buffalo Center. It will be a great occasion and will end with a banquet. The Bancroft creamery paid 77 cents for March. Tho receipts were 225,000 pounds of milk, and the butter product was about 10,000 pounds. The milk test was 4.3. The creamery has 85 patrons and is a great success. Mr. Mayne has settled down to business at home and is already rustling. He still thinks that Kossuth county land is good property. He bought another piece a few days ago. Arthur Clarke, who was up to attend the marriage of his sister Cecilia to C. E. Mai- lory, has returned to his home at Havelock. Charles Seaberg is building a very fine new residence west of the railroad track. (.•corgo Olson and wifo departed from Sexton Monday for their home in Utah. R. E. Davison is putting now paint on his dwelling. THE LAMOREtJX 8BO«m Particulars of tlie Sad finding 1 of a Young Lift. Woseloy Reporter:—Thursday afternoon of last week as Henry, the oldest soil of the late B. L. LamoreuX, was driving home accompanied by his cousin, Jake Stewart, he was aciidentally shot. From what we can learn young Stewart, was in the rear of the wagon with his gun hanging over the end gate and on going over a culvert just north of the cdd German Valley creamery site the wagon jolted to such an extent that the gun was discharged, the shot going through the seat, cushion his heavy fur coat and clothing and entering the roar part of his left thigh and DEATH OF MRS. LITTLEF1ELD A Resident of Kossuth Since and the Widow of One of the Early Ministers of the County* She Passes Away Friday at the Age of tS Years—fitting Tribute to Her Memory. striking the bone it scattered it in divers directions. Dr. Walters, of Buffalo Center, was sent for, but on arriving found the wound to be so great that ho could do nothing without assistance and it was Friday morning before another physician could bo secured. Everything possible was done for him but without avail, and at 2:15 Tuesday morning that which we term death came to his relief and liberated him from his awful sufferings. He was buried Wednesday morning, just three weeks to a day since his father was bulled. The funeral services were conducted by the Methodist minister from Hurt. Henry was just 20 years and 10 months old, and since his father's demise has been a source of help and comfort to his widowed mother, and now when he is most needed ho is ruthlessly torn from her grasp. In this double affliction the bereaved mother and family have the tender and loving sympathy of all. But for belief in an immortality when friend shall greet friends on happier shores our grief would be unbearable, but with such a star of hope In view we sail o'er life's iiteful sea battling bravely against all tho sorrows and disappointments we meet with on the way. BURT. BUBT, April 21.—Mr. and Mrs. Williamson, who live on tho Lem Stochwell farm east, buried their oldest daughter Lora, ten years old, Saturday. A number of friends from Burt went with the bereaved parents to Algona where she was laid in tho cemetery. The school board have hired Mr. Kllng- of Guthrie Center, as principal for aman, next year. There has been a great change in the railroad time table. Persons having business to do in Algona are well accommodated. Mr. Markgraff is building west ^ of the school house. Mr. and Mrs. Chapin are stopping with their daughter, Mrs. 0. P. McDonald. The foundation for their new house will be put in this week. Mr. Mark Stoddard will do the carpenter work. • Mr. Kerr will commence a house soon north of town. Mr. Brahm Watkins is enjoying a visit with a sister from Petersburg, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Callahan have moved to the Peck hotel property to take possession about the first of May. At her home In Bancroft, half past eleven Friday night, April 17, occured the death of one of the old settlers and one of the most respected women in Northern Kossuth, Mrs. Sarah A. Littlefield. Mrs. Littlefleld was born In Cohbcton, Steuben county, N. Y., January 4, 1823. She was married to Rev. Ozias Littlefleld November 11,1851, in Orange, Indiana, and came immediately to Eastern Iowa, where they remained until 1809, when they moved to Kossuth county and setMed on their farm two miles northwest of where now stands tho Seneca creamery. In 1890, seven years after tho death of her husband, she, with her adopted daughter Grace, who doing all these years has been her constant com : panion and faithful attendant, came to Bancroft, where her remaining days were spent. Mrs. Littlefield was a remarkable woman in many respects. Her mental powers were strong and vigorous, her reading had been extensive, the fund of general information she possessed was very considerable, making her a most interesting intellectual companion. Her general character was upright and noble, and her Christian standing unusually high. She was brought up in the Presbyterian church, but on her marriage united with the congregational, tho church of her husband. In 1890, on moving to Bancroft, she became connected again with the church of her childhood, but as the services in that church soon became irregular, she attended for a time at the Baptist church and taught the Bible class in the Sunday school. For tho last two years she attended at the M. E. church, a few doors from her house, and taught a large Bible class there. Her health had been .failing for some time, but she was not confined to her home more than about two months, and to her bed only for one day. Her illness, as it seems to us, was neither long or severe. She found a narrow place to cross the river, or to change the figure, it was an easy chariot that carried her home. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Sunday p. m. The sermon was preached by Rev. D. Williams from Acts 8:3. Remarks were made by Rev. vV. W. Cook, pastor of the M. E. church. Her large Bible class sat together and wore badges. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Mathew Richmond, J. H. Warner, J. B. Carr, W. W. Alcorn, Geo. W. Smith and S. S. Stinson—old friends from Seneca and representative of Bancroft churches. The remains were laid to rest in the Bancroft cemetery. D. W. ft EW LAND Ott TflE MABKET, Geo, F. ttolioway Takes in 2400 Awes of Kossmth County Land to fce Sold to Actual Settlers, BANCROFT, April 21.—Qeo. F. Holloway has bought from Chicago holders about 2400 acres of land. It Is mainly located in northern Kossuth and was bought In an early day for speculative purposes and has been held till this time, when Its purchase price has been more than quadrupled* Mr. Holloway will place this land on the market and will sell to actual settlers in small lots, so this transfer means the opening up of a fine lot of land when opportunities to pick up desirable wild farms are beginning to be scarce. A COSTLY JUMP, Henry Girdes, a Buffalo Township Boy, Jumps from a Moving Buggy and Breaks His Leg. WESLEY. IOWA, April 21.—Telephone special to the REPUBLICAN.—About one o'clock Sunday afternoon messengers came to town for Doctors Klnne and Hill to go and perform a critical surgical operation for Henry Girdes, a young man in Buffalo township. Girdes was riding -with a neighbor Sunday forenoon, and when ho got opposite the house of his. brother-in- law, Geo. Schutzer, who lives seven miles north of this place, he jumped out, while the buggy "was in motion, and broke both bones of one leg. the fracture was between the knee and ankle and was a serious and painful Injury. The physicians were summoned at once, and everything possible was done for the sufferer, and the doctors report their patient's prospects good for recovery. Girdes is about twenty years of age. SUDDEN DEATH. J. A. Hurley, at Hayfield, Hancock County, Falls Dead Last Night. A telephone from Britb this morning states that J. A. Hurley, foreman of a hay barn at Hayfield, Hancock county, fell dead last night, from an attack of heart disease. Editor Bailey was there at the time and brought the news to town. WEST UNION. WEST UNION, April 30.—Mr. Horace Wheeler, after a lingering illness, passed away the 10th inst. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. F. Harvey a son, Sunday, April 12. Chas. Taylor is teaching in Fenton. Mr. Wm. Dodds has the foundation laid for an addition to his dwelling. Little Roy Minor, who has been confined to the house for five weeks with a broken limb, is able to be about on crutches. Mrs. B. A. Frink returned home the 18th from southern Minnesota. She reports the rain fall in that locality greater than here. Drowned at Graettinger. Emmetsburg Democrat: Tuesday the citizens of Graettinger were horrified to learn that the dead body of George Bookman had been found in the DCS Moines river a short distance from that place. He had been very ill with typhoid fever and was delirious. He escaped from the party who was watching him. The water In which he was lying was only about ten Inches deep. Whether the sad occurrence was accidental or intentional is notknosvn. At all events ho wts not responsible. The deceased was a young man who had worked during the winter at the Windsor hotel. A short time ago ho hired out to a farmer named John Meekland, but remained with him but a short time, soon town again. J. visit at any time. NO RTON, Foundry and Machine Shop, MULLICA& OHNSTEDT, Props. We do repairing of all kiiid. REPAIRED. We are airm" o. a.. *,„-. Iron and brass castings.and boiler work done o short notice. MOVERS AND BINDERS OF ALL KINDS he?e to stay. Shop east of Ruthertord House. B«rMail orders promptly attended. MULLICA & OHNSTEDT, Algona, Iowa. Notary Public.. .Loan Agent. Manages Farms for Non-Residents, The Bancroft Insurance Agency, J. A. FRECH, Proprietor. The most easy and liberal terms. Uorresponueu^ 'mrite Insurance anywhere in Kossuth county. WESLEY. WESI.KY, April 30.—The larger part of Wesley's sporting population went to Hutchins Sunday to witness a game of Rugby football between our team and a team from Britt. Wesley succeeded in capturing everything. Mr. Poison, father of the young men who bought the Waite farm just north of town, died Sunday morning, about 0:30. He had just moved hero from Illinois and had boon in bad health for some time. It is rumored that a spicy law suit will be commenced in the near future in which some Wesley parties will take a prominent part. "Col." Purcell, so tho story goes, has been disappointed in love, again. He expected to be hitched in the harness of matrimony some time this week with one of our widows, but Friday she was married to another fellow. It is hardly necessary to add that the "Col." is fast losing confidence in the Wesley widows. Miss Mollie Johnson has disposed of her dressmaking establishment to Mary Overbeck. Mrs. Matt McDermott has returned from Iowa City. Jos. Cosgrove has moved into the new house he just built in the college addition. Jim Corey is the most enthusiastic McKinley supporter in Wesley. August /aicliuioek returned with his bride Thursday. Cieo. Schneider expects to start for South Dakota tomorrow. J. \V. Nevil will occupy the house recently occupied by Jos. Cosgrove. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jones spent Sunday in Algona. John Hopkins is building an addition to his house in the east part of town. Fred Aiuesbury and lieu Hopki.iis will each give their houses a coat of paint. BUFFALO FORK. BUFFALO FORK, April 20.—Mrs. Graham has returned from Webster City. Miss Kate Peterson, of Algona, began her school in tho Fox district last week. The L. A. S. will meet with Mrs. Manley this wouk Saturday. Mr. Henderson is now at work on the creamery. There are four breakers now at work tearing up the sod on W. II'. Nycum's land in Portland. J. W. Stott has purchased a fine new organ of F. A- Corey, of Wesley. Wm. McDermott returned from Chicago Saturday. Rev. Walker, of Ledyard, preached the Fox school'house last Sunday. R. II. Woodward Company, Baltimore, Md.. announce a now book, "Story of Spain and Cuba." This book is written by Mr. Nathan C. Green, the well-known author and former resident of Cuba. It Is beautifully illustrated with nearly 100 engravings and is sold by subscription. Consumption, /LaGrippe, Pneumonia, and all Throat and Lung troubles are cured by Shiloh's Cure. 1 Sold by Frank Dingley. at THE HOUSE OF IDE WOLF. o BY STANLEY J. WEYMAN, FENTON. FENTON, April 31.—J. Bellinger raised the frame of his.barn last Friday. He had all of his neighbors to help him. Geo. Newel had a team run away with him last week. They ran quite a ways but the damage was not, large. Billy Gum. who was staying in these parts, left last week for Minnesota and then intends to go to North Dakota. F. Bailey made a hunting trip to the lakes last week but the game was scarce. Hans Christensen, who sold his farm lately, is visiting friends in Foresthye a few weeks. He intends to go to to the old country again. This weeks story now, lias and been the running two REPUBLICAN OOUUTYAITD IJEIGHBOREOOD. The Clay county board of supervisors met in adjourned session Monday to take action in regard to bonding outstanding county warrants, the floating indebtedness of the county being.about $15,000. The Reporter says the Wesley and Emmetsburg football teams will play at the latter place on decoration day. H. N. Brockway, of Garner, is in California for his health. While in San Francisco he had a little experience trying to use . the ^register of a hotel for a bulletin board to announce his whereabouts to a friend with whom he had been traveling', and so got his name in the'papers. The San Francisco hotel clerks wore not accustomed to that sort of th^ng and they advertise^ Brockway as a freak. There was a great deal of bad blood put in circulation in Estherville by the Williams evangelistic meetings, but the "Dr. Jim's" Concert company has been running in tho town for a week and the Republican says "tho company seems to please." TheForest'City Summit says that the Western Electric Telephone company will string another thousand miles of wire this season and will reach Sioux Falls early In the summer. Now that Emmetsburg has voted to give a franchise to an electric light company the council are giving praiseworthy at-- tcntion lo tho whole electric light problem. The Democrat says they are on the watch as to the latest discoveries, W. W. Jacques has just secured a patent on a new dynamo, which, it is claimed, will utilize 85 per cent, of tho energy in coal. Many of tho loading. electricians pronounce it the greatest and most servicablo discovery of the age. . Edison claims thai, with the present method of generating electricity, 00 per cent, of the energy of the coal goes 1 up the chimney. Charley Wornot, who lives a few miles north of Llvermore, had a horse stolen a week ago Friday night, and cheap as. horses are, ho affered $35 for Its recovery or the captures and conviction of the thief. Lyman McGee, a Humboldt county boy, was shot a few days since by Frank Taylor, a boy about the same age, Taylor did not know the gun was loaded. A queer accident happened at SweaCity last week Tuesday, says the Herald, Tho shelving in the store room of C. J. Broatad ,fcCo. came loose on one .end and would rather furnish the back numbers free than not to have everybody read it all. 1 A Terrible Epidemic. Ruthveu Free Press: A terrible epidemic seems to be sweeping through the ranks of the Upper DesMoines editorial association. Within the past few weeks the wives of editors Bookman, of the Appeal, Mayne, of the Emmetsburg Reporter, Mc- Coijmack, of the Silver Lake Wave, and Branagan, of the Emmetsburg Democrat, have ey,ch presented their husbands with either a son or a daughter. If this epidemic is not headed off pretty suddenly it will drive lots of good men out of the association. They say that Bro. Rodobaugh, of the Dickens Tribune, is already figuring on sending in his resignation. - Farmers Why run the risk of Losing Crops'by Ball?| —When for— 2 Cents an Acre you can secure a policy in the Of DES KOINES, IOWA, guaranteeing you against loss for a term of &ve years. Apply to I GEO, the weight of a large amount of dishes pulled the nails out all along that side and dry goods, groceries, and shoes, all came down together. Hardly a whole dish was left, bottles were broken, and three show cases ruined. Mr. Brostad was at Linn Grove at the time and his daughter, Rica, had charge of the stove. No more popular lady is to be found in town; and wilting hands assisted her in restoring order and the stove goes on as usual. The vote on fire bonds at Burt on Tuesday of last week was 48 to 13 in favor of issuing the bonds. John Munch and Henry Goetsch, of Whittemore, have moved with their fam" ilies and goods to Nebraska. Rev. Imley, formerly the Baptist pastor at Whittemore, brought suit to collect his back salary on leaving, but the difficulty was settled out of court. The elder gave his parishioners a brown roast in his "farewell sermon." The SweaCity Herald says that the new county plat book gives Mud Creek as running over the sand knoll one mile west of town, instead of two miles west as the jay of the land would indicate. The Burt school board have secured 0. E. KUngainan, of Guthrio Center, for school principal next year. ft*. *

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