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S? "V Great Carpet BANCROFTS LITTLE BLAZES Algona Man's Building Makes a Bonfire— Topics of the Week in the North End, I»LtJM OJttfiMC Six Months CH-eat For 30 Days WE WILL MAKE SPECIAL PRICES ON OUR CARPETS, MATTINGS, LACE CURTAINS, DRAPERIES AND WINDOW SHADES. SPECIAL INVITATION to all the Ladies to see our Large stock of Carpets. Jno. Goeders. Teas As Well* r- A •<* Coffees. v 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. <te ; SANBORN'S Teas and Coffees and you will be con- winced of their merits. Yours, Walker Bros, Telephone 47. BANKS, ABSTRACTS, LABS, LOANS AND INSURANCE ADVERTISEMENTS Ambrose A. Call, President. . II. Hutchins Wm.K. Ferguson, ' C. vice-nes. THE FIRST NATIONAL SANK, ALGONA, IOWA. CAPITAL, $5O,OOO. aame rate, to parties who furnish ^-olass Sec UrUy , S A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler. *. H. » esper, ' , K. H. Spencer, Win. K. Ferguson. CASH CAP1TAL-S50.OOO.OO. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, A.D.Clarke, Pres., 0.0. Chubb, Vice Pres., Thos. H. Lantry. Cashier Oeo. L Galbraith, Fred M. Miller, Myron Schenck, Thos.F.Cooke. Algona, Iowa. GENERAL BANKING- Private Safety Deposit Vaults. Interest Paid for Time Deposits. Kossuth County State Bank. J CAPITAL $5O,OOO. AN CAPITAL $5O,OOO. W. Wadsworth. Darnel Uevine. Pays 6 Per . C. Interest on Tiie On Money Left for Three Months or Over, Money always on hand to Loan on First Mortgages, gpod Collateral. Notes purchased. A, IOWA. DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES The barn and granary of F. H. Vesper in Winkle's addition to Bancroft, known as tho Cunningham property, were completely destroyed by fire Friday night. It was set by children playing with matches. When discovered tho buildings Were all ablaze, and it was too late to get the fire department on the ground. The insurance was $76 on the barn and $50 on the granafy, and tho loss altogether was about $200. The insurance was in tho Hatuver, of New York, one of J. A. Freeh's companies. Services at St. John's church will begin earlier hereafter. The following is time hereafter says Father Schemrael: Early Mass 7:30 a. m., High Mass 10 a. m., Vespers 3 p.m. May devotions dedicated to the Blessed Virgin will be held each oven- ing at 6:30 during the month of May. The Grand Army Post will hold an open meeting one week from next Saturday when the public are invited to bo present and interest themselves in making arrangements for Decoration Day. J. E. Russell is putting a brick oven into his blacksmith shop which gives him plow factory facilities in making, tempering, hardening and sharpening mold boards and lathes of plows. Theodore Bohn & Co., of Algona, have opened up a iirst class restaurant in Geo. F. Holloway's building, formerly occupied by Dr. Howe. They have a very neat and handsome restaurant. The Monitor says that Wm. Strickler, the Burt populist, is winning recognition as a phrenologist, and says that he has already made successful diagnoses of numerous heads. A. Furstenberg has torn away his old machinery building and will at once begin the erection of a fine new store building on the same site for renting purposes. The masons had third degree work and a grand banquet at Holm's rcstaurantlast Wednesday night. It was a grand time they had. Many visitors were present. Dr. Paul and Dr. Keneflck, of Algoua, performed an operation on Mrs. Groff, who lives east of town, one day last week. The operation was entirely successful. Scott Wickham and Ben Smith, of Germania, had business in BancroftlastiMon- day. They say that the supervisor bee lurks in Ben's bonnet. The icecream sociable given at J. E. Russell's by the Epworth League Friday evening was a success. Tho society netted $10.50. If you want any kind of fire, life or hail insurance, J. A. Freeh can do it for you at home. No need to patronize traveling fakirs. Rev. C. II. Moore, of DesMoinos, .will preach at the Baptist church next Sunday morning and evening. Everybody invited. . Audell C. Austin, who spent most of the winter in Minnesota, is home again and will teach the Ramsay school the coming term. Frank T. Miller has sold out his property and business in Germania and will leave the place at an early day. Dan Crowel left for his home in Stewart, Wis., yesterday, after quite an extended visit in Bancroft. Dr. Paul performed an operation on Mrs C. F. Echelbarger last week which was in every way successful. Small grain never looked finer than it has since the several large rains we have had. Rev. Elfstrom, of Algona, conducted services at the church last Sunday. Catholic churches are to be erected at Ledyard and Germania this spring. Tho Good Templars have election of officers next Saturday night. Subscribe for the REPUBLICAN witjh J. A. Fnvli. lowr. ;md Allison against the world. GKAND ENTERTAINMENT. By the Bancroft Public Schools. On Friday evening, May 1st, 1800, the schools will give a grand entertainment at Jefferson hall. PROGRAM. 1. Gun Drill, very fascinating by 13 uniformed boys. 2. Juvenile Drama, entitled Ceres or The Origin of the Seasons. Ihis is a mythological play by 13 girls and boys in elaborate and beautiful costumes, including a lively nymph dance. 3. Japanese Fan Drill, by a class of 13 girls in oriental costumes. Admission 25c., children over 13, 15c. Tho toachers and scholars have spared no time nor pains in getting up this entertainment and expect and deserve a crowded house. Six Planers— foi« Ai L« Seeley. Pttm CREEK, April 26.-" In the past six months there have been six f utier&ls of Plum Creek's old settlers in a spttee ot country two miles long and a little over , a mile wide. These are Gottlieb Bonn, Mrs. John Fitch, Mrs. Mary M. Warner, Leonard Hohn» S. G. Maine and Andrew L. Seeloy. Another old settler, Oliver Benschoter, has died in Minnesota. The funeral of A. L. Seeley, Thursday afternoon, was one of the largest ever held in the county. The people of Plum Creek turned out en masse to show respect to the memory of the old neighbor, and there were many from Hurt, Algona and other parts of the county. Grant Benschoter and Ellis McWhorter had charge of the funeral. Mrs. Seeley feels very grateful for the sympathy and assistance of her neighbors. Mrs. Carlisle, of Whittemore, was over to attend the funeral of Mr. Seeley. She is a sister of Mrs. Seeley. Mr. John Young and wife, of Humboldt, came to attend the funeral but were too late. Mr. Young is a nephew of the deceased. Ellis McWhorter has built an addition to his house in the way of a summer kitchen. Mina Millis' wind mill took a lean last Wednesday night. Lynn Keith has a new tubular well, ft is 80 feet deep and has plenty of water. Gottleib Gutecheutecht did the job. Farmers have about finished sowing small grain and now they are in a hurrah for planting corn. MONEY FOR MISSIONARIES, the Late Mrs. Littlefield Be* queathed the threat Bulk of Her Estate tb the Missi&nary Societies. The last will and testament of the late Mrs. Sarah A. Littlefiold has been filed for probate in the office of County Clerk Grose and is an interesting document. The will bequeaths to Miss Grace Lee Mills, hoi- adopted daughter, all her personal property and $1,500 out of tho Seneca farm when sold. All the rest of the estate goes for missionary purposes, and is divided equally between three societies, the American Board, organized in Massachusetts in 1313, the American Missionary Association of New York and the Congregational Home Missionary Society, founded in 1820. Rev. D. Williams, the Bancroft Presbyterian pastor, is named as executor, with Miss Grace Lee Mills as executrix. Wesley ttemoct'ats At© Mixed on and Presidential Clan* Cot i»t«?eell PLUM CREEK, April 27.—Tho wind last Wednesday night wracked Herman Bonn's barn some and turned some small houses topsyturvy. C. W. Hopkins was blasting rock for the foundation for his barn a few days last week. Switzer is going to build the barn. Some few farmers sold pork last Saturday for 3 cents. Grant Benschoter got S2.- 95 for hi J. Mrs. Seeley and Mrs. Maine are selling today. They also get 3 cents. Nearly all the farmers in this locality want to turn over some virgin soil. We forgot to make mention that Miss Minnie Rice's school in the Schenck district commenced on the 13th inst. The Chub Dreesman's school begins today. WEST UNION. WEST UNION, April 27.—The school being taught by Miss Olive Salisbury observed Arbor Day to the extent of planting four trees. No other exercises are reported. Wm. Dodds left last week to deliver for the Charles City Nursery company. Rev. Gardner, a Presbyterian clergyman, spoke Sunday evening in tho Scott school house. Mr. Adam Palmer leaves today as delegate from Jas. C. Taylor Post to the encampment at Cedar Rapids. There will be a dime social at Mr. E. R. Cook's Thursday evening. Proceeds for the benefit of Rey. S. F. McGuire. Come everyone that can and help swell the funds. Miss Lizzie Reid, our dressmaker, has gone to Bur.t to sew this week. HOBABT. HOBART, April 28.— The town'of Hobart is making considerable improvement in its appearance this spring. A good many shade trees are being planted, and paint is being applied to brighten up some of our buildings, Including Grove's store. Fred Thome had a very pleasant social gathering at his homo a few evenings ago, and delicious ice cream and cake were served. Tho cream was frozen in a new piocess freezer, which is advertised to do the little job in half a minute, and it does it, with a few seconds to spare. HAKBISON. Abstracts of Title. HARRISON, April 30.-The hail storm on the night of the 22nd brought destruction to the window glass in this vicinity, but fortunately did no other damage. Miss Hastings is having a large attendance. Her scholars now number 20 in all. Sowing flax will begin next week. This is a 'busy time with the farmers. The farmers wives are also very busy making garden, cleaning house and caring for young poultry and doing numerous other kinds of work. The Ledyard creamery will begin operation on Monday, the 27th. May success attend their work. The Y. P.O. U. was very successfully led last Sabbath .evening by Mr. A. S. Hinds. F. Ilartzell has sot about two thousand forest trees' on his farm one mile north of Ledyard. This will be a great improvement of the farm and also add to its value and beauty. Others should follow Mr, Hart/ell's example. It is worthy of imitation. OOUNTYAND NEIGfiBOEHOOD, J. P. Gray, of Buffalo Fork, who has lived in Kossuth county long enough to know that it is a good enough place for anybody to live in, is to start for Oklahoma this week. Those new countries have the inducement of cheap land which is getting to be a thing of the past among us, with the rapid Influx of settlers. Tho Monitor says that John Hanna,who ran tho Algona creamery the past year, has gone to his new location at Chisago, Minn., where he puts in the machinery for a new creamery and will operate it. Ho was given a goodbye party at his home on Wednesday evening and tho young folks turned out. The Whtttemoro Champion says that while Mark Scott had his horse hitched in the streets of that town some person placed a horse shoe under the saddle.calks down. Scott rode home and found the shoe when removing the saddle, the horse's back being horribly lacerated. It was thought at first that the animal was ruined but it is now getting better. The Sheldon Mail says that the town of Hartley has furnished twenty graduates of the Kceley cure and it is said that all but one have been permanently cured, and that one, it appears, did not take the complete course of treatment. The circulation of a consent petition for mulct saloons has called forth very emphatic protests from many quarters of Dickinson county, and among the most pronounced is a letter from Rev. Father Tierney, a Catholic priest. 'SweaCity is not going to be behind her neighbor towns. The business men are coming right to the front in building and beautifying. They are to have a beautiful park and new walks are being built all through the town. F. L. Shepard, who has been conducting the Ledyard Leader as lessee for some time, will turn the plant over to its owner, Mr. Carpenter, May first. The Leader has always been a well written paper. The Spencer city'council has contracted with tho electric light company for ten arc lights for the coming year for $750. There has been a long controversy over electric lights at Spencer and this settles it. Estherville has raised S1QOO for city park improvements. It will be invested in trees, gravel walks, fountains, etc. Estherville is determined to have one of tho finest parks in the state. The Spencer school board, at a recent meeting, voted to allow all teachers in the city schools who wished to do so to attend the state teachers' assoiiation at Cherokee without loss, of time. Hon. C. L. Davidson, of Osceola county, has resigned as commissioner of tho soldier's home and will devote his entire time to his duties as railroad commissioner. A car load of horses was shipped into Buffalo Center from Washington county and sold. Work horses brought from, 820 to 850 and drivers from $10 to $10. The Spirit Lake telephone company has about fifty phones installed, and the Beacon says the rates are lower than in any other town it knows of. Wesley is selling her old school building and grounds, which will bring in about §800. The Hancock county democrats have pronounced for free silver and Boies. N. E. Noble has bought the Christenson farm, east of Germania. , April 37.— All lines of business are quiet at the present for the reason that the farmers are busy putting in their crops. Our people don't know vvhether the "boom" publication of KoasuiH county was intended as an April fool or a fake. It looks now as if Wesley would send a mixed delegation to the deniocratic convention. The party here are pretty evenly divided on tho silver question. There is good prospects for quite an important law suit to be commenced in the district court between some Wesley parties. Tho prospective defendant has already retained Welt Miller as his attorney in case action is begun. Di'i J. W. Keniiey has commenced work on tho collar of the new house he will build in college addition. Herman Nelson spent Sunday in Britt visiting his parents. Rodney Hill, of Britt, was in Wesley the latter part of last week preparatory to taking a trip through Texas. Geo. B. Hall is having hii house painted again. Charley Brlsbom is doing the job. F. W. Hammond went to Emmetsburg Friday t j do a job of extra fine painting. 0. A. H. Anderson's house is going up with a, rush. Fattier H. C. Hockart, of Cherokee, wis In town Friday and Saturday. John Atkinson, who is farming near Ledytird, spent Sunday in Wesley with his family. Nels Overbeck will build a new house on the lots where his old one now stands. "Col." Puree!! walked out of town last Saturday towards Britt. Where ho was going or whether or not ho intends to return is not known. A notable social .event in eastern Kossuth was the marriage, Tuesday morning of last week, of Henry Siler and Miss Mary Rahm, daughter of Martin Rahm. The ceremony was performed at St. Benedict's' church in Prairie township, at 9 o'clock, and the wedding spread was at the residence of the bride's parents. There wore 150 guests, and the festivities were kept up till a late hour of the night. Mrs. Geo. Benner, of Wesley, dislocated her knee, in getting out of a buggy. Diseased blood, constipation, and kidney, liver a»d bowel troubles are cured by Karl's Clover Root Tea. ., 2 Sold by Frank Dingley. NOTICE-TAXATION OF DOGS, Notice is hereby given that I will be at the city hall on Thursday, April 30, 1896, for the collection of taxes on and registry of all dogs within tho city limits of Algona. A. HUTCHISON, 30-31 City Clerk. WATER OR NO PAY. . -" IE 1 Artesian well contractor. I have the only cable steam drilling machine owned in the county; sink wells for water supply for towns, cities and railroads. Special attention to farm well work., Estimates made. I employ only expert drillers. Address, A. F. DAILEY, ALGONA, IOWA. Farmers ! Why run the risk of Losing Crops —When for— 2 Cents an Acre you can secure a policy in the Ma Mutual Hail Association Of I)ES HOINKS, IOWA, guaranteeing you against lose for a term of five years. Apply to GEO, S, AMDS, County Apnt, BURT, IOWA, 28-31 Opera House Block. HAY & RICE Algona, Iowa. Foundry and Machine Shop, MULLICA& OHNSTEDT, Props. 3HULLIOA CllESCO. CKESCO; April 37.—Fanners have nearly all completed seeding. Mrs. Martha Bowen, who has been at the bed side of her son, Dr. Bowen, of Whittemore, returned home Saturday. The doctor has had a run of typhoid fever, but is recovering rapidly now. Miss Carrie Curtis had charge of her home duties while she was away. Miss Belle Bloor, of Union, was a caller in Cresco last weak. If certain parties in Algona don't be careful how they haul the dead bodies of animals in the timber of north Cresco and leave them on top of the ground, some of the people will make it prettx hot for them. There is being quite a desperate fagnt between the people in the Gillingham neighborhood these days, over a road bus- juess they are trying to get clown in there. Hope some one will come out victorious. A sister of Mrs. Grace Button, io Algo- FENTON, , April 28.—Charles Pettiboue. of Bancroft, was visiting his brother Hal Sunday. Cook Bailey, of Fairmont, Minn., was visiting F. Bailey, our merchant, Saturday and Sunday. Adam Beck has sold his farm to Mike. Wcisbrod for §25 an acre. Adam is working by the month again. A. Kinton, of Forsythe, was seen on our streets Sunday. The bachlors In the north part of our township would like to have a woman to cook for them. They say it is too hard to work tho farm and cook besides. Miss Teua Weisbrod is on the sick list. Paul Moore, of Forsythe, was visiting friends in these parts last Sunday. Breaking is quite a thing in these parts for everybody seems to break prairie this year. Mrs, Ed. Chrischilles and her daughter, Rose, drove down to Rodman Sunday to visit relatives there. Geo. Boevers, of Union, was visiting relatives in these parts Sunday. Miss Rose Chrischilles, vyho is staying in Btjrt, 1$ visiting parents here this week. Howto Plant CORN. t t i i • § i f f f * Made by f f f I i" f Planter KEYSTONE MFG, GO,, M*** I I ™ . Wire dropped or Prill automatically at end of each row. Marker rnovable from side to side without driver leaving his sea*. Machine adjustabl width. Very neat in de •• sign and finish. Strong and does excellent work. An excellent fertilizer distributor can Steobe furnished with it. Call M4 see Its many nise features «u»4 place an early order. Sold by . The Wigwam. Algena, Iowa.