The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 25, 1896 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 25, 1896
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$ijj-;f£f.^~MA %:.ff^"fMw, "• ^- ' >: w $yyj - - > <• r^:*^ MOIKSBi ALGONA, IOWA, WEBNJBSBAY, KOVffllBltt 28, Mr, Gkdllkflon, of Blue Earth Oity, the silent partner in the firm of Btirdall & Co,, has concluded to withdraw from the firm Jan, 1st, ?his makes it necessary for us to raise about $10,000, In order to do so we hate to make a great saorifioe, Now, good people, take ad- antage of this forced sale, We will reserve nothing in our store except our good name, Everything will positively be sold at wholesale oes, and many things for less, The plain fact is, we are forced to do it, Just Note Some of the Bargains e will have for you. Our S5c underwear will go for 16c; our 60c underwear at 80c; our 75c at 45c, Our Elgin white dress shirts for c, never sold in dozen lots for less than $1,00; our unlaundered white shirts for 25o, worth 50c. All men's and boys* suits will be laughtered regardless of value, Overcoats will be sold at about hall price, Mitts and gloves will be sold for less than they can be pro- uced today by any factory. Hats and caps will have no value—they must go. We mean business. To be convinced of this fact step into ur store. .The test of the pudding is in the eating. This sale will commence FRIDAY MORNING-, NOV. 27, and continue until we have raised the money. Don't fail to come and see s, as the goods and prices are sure to capture you, Bear in mind, you get what we advertise, We have been here too long to deceive and slead our customers. The New England. ILi &z, OCX We want to Give Away .00 SLEDS to 100 boys and girls before Christmas; so we have decided to present each one of our customers whose purchases amount to ten dollars with a handsome boy's or girl's sled. Bring the coupon below and see what we can offer you in the line of cook and heating stoves. We have yet a good assortment and are anxious enough MULCT IS KNOCKED OUT, Promoters of the Saloon System Give Up the Fight—Fail to Secure Enough Signatures. Bailey on Saloons vs. Churches—McMullen's View of the Drinking Fountain—Notes. to sell, turkey. Ask to see -our roaster for the Thanksgiving __ coirir 01 en nnimnM .. 55 5 5 10 10 10 , 10 25 25 50 •— • • •*••« 'WBwBMB^' 555555 10 10 25 25 50 10 10 25 25 10 10 25 25 50. ^r ^* 5 5 10 10 25 25 50 ^* • ^^ 5 5 10 10 25 25 5555 10 10 10 10 25 25 50 5 6 10 10 25 25 50 C. M. DOXSEE, LINE SINQLETON IS MARRIED. A SUetcIi of the Romantic Career of KossutH County's Only Darfcey—A Pioneer pettier. The marriage of Link Singleton and Miss Fannie McQulddy of Emmetsburg occurred at Algona last Wednesday evening. They are now comfortably at home in the house built by Link south , of the fair ground on the ten acres he owns there. This happy event,'joining Kossuth's only darky representative to a colored lady, who comes highly spoken of, makes of special interest a sketch of Link's eventful life. In the early days In Kossuth there was a blacksmith shop at Addison Fisher's, a man named Peabody wielding the hammer, He went to the war. Near Macon, Ga,, his regiment caught three . darkey boys on good horses. They were Link and his brothers, Two got away later, but Link failed to make it. He was 1 a chubby little darkey and rode so good a horse thait one of the officers traded with him much against his will. He expected to be eaten alive. That was what he had learned of the northerners in his home. -But he soon became reconciled and in the end attached himself to Peabody. When the ; war broke up the regiment got ready to come home and Peabody told Link to go back to Macon and hunt up his father and brothers and sisters, But Link said he was going with Peabody. As the train ready to start Peabody gave him the slip and got away, But Link watohe£ the cars and saw Peabody get aboard, When the train pulled out here was Link in Peabody's oar, bound to go north, and so it was settled, Peabody brought .Link to Mr, Fisher's and for a while kept his shop again, Bwthe soon left an! in doing so turned Link over to '. Mr, Fisher. He remained wWr-Wja nearly two years, and then having formed a great attachment for Thos. Ropieon'B hoys he begged to go tQ his - I to live, and U WM arranged, CREAM ;ink remained at the Bobison home 15 ears. He went to school at old Irv- ngton and attended singing school rith the boys and girls in the old Irv- ngton town hall. He was a great avorite, and Mr. Robison'says now the most truthful and well-behaved boy he new of. At the end of the 15 years ink was by his own showing past 21 ears of age, probably 25 or 26, and Mr. ;obison told him it was time to begin or himself. Link soon became stage river for Thos. Henderson between )akota City and Algona, and for the ucceeding 15 years has been doing odd obs for everybody. Other darkeys ave come and gone but Link has been Llgona's standby in all seasons. Link has never been south since the rar. His father was not a slave, but worked for a railway company. Link as as a little boy often entrusted with arrying money from point to point, le has never been able to get trace of .is brothers or sisters. His name was jink Singleton when Mr. Peabody got ,im, and his family name was probably ingleton, although Link suggests Lincoln, and it is unlikely that he •ould have been named Lincoln down outh before the war, The Emmetsburg papers speak high- y of the new bride. The Reporter ays: '* His bride has for a number of ears been in the employ of Col. E, S, Ormsby of this city, and was regarded y them almost as one of the family. >he is highly respected in Emmetsburg nd will make Mr, Singleton a devoted ife. The Reporter extends its best wishes for their future happiness and welfare." The Tribune says: "The.'groom is he most popular colored man in Al* ona. The bride has for a long time leenlnthe employment of Mrs. Col Ormsby, and has been a very faithful ind efficient servant," Everybody will join in wishing the new couple all sorts of happiness and >rosperity. And if in time some other Singletons are here to beat the boys at oot racing as Link used to years ago, we hope they will be as nimble and •ood natured as their pioneer father. SJSE that ladies' underwear we are selling for 25 cents, Geo, k, Galbralth THE UPPER DES MOINES is informed officially that the mulct petitions have been dropped. The promoters decided yesterday that they could not got the required 65 per cent. It is doubtful if they ever had a chance to succeed. It, in any event, vanished as soon ns the anti-saloon protests began to be pushed. In Wesley, Bancroft, Bur.t and Algona remonstrances were freely signed. In Algona the number on the remonstrance yesterday was over 300. The dropping of the petitions is a fortunate thing. There is no sentiment that would sustain mulct saloons even if they had been opened. The county would have simply been plunged into an old-time "local option days" fight, and the saloons would have been ousted. Churclies -vs. Saloons. In the Britt Tribune Bailey enlarges upon the situation as follows: Britt will dedicate two new churches soon while Kossuth county is said to bo looking favorably on the scheme of starting up the saloons again. This paper a few years ago noted the fact that our " cooler" was used as a school house for nearly a year and no call for the use of it as a jail but once in that time. Our older citizens can well remember the time with the open saloon system when some poor unfortunate occupied a cell in the "cooler" nearly every night. There are doubtless grave faults with the present pharmacy law, but there is no open place in town where the young boys meet to " prepare for jail." The present status of Britt is away above the old open saloon regime, and the dedication of the two churches is a. far better criterion of good intentions and good government for Britt than Kossuth's attempt to get mulct saloons Is for any. town within her borders. rles of meetings at that place with about 400 converts, and a strenuous opposition to the petition was made, but without avail. Humboldt Republican: Humboldt county Is known among her neighbors as bitterly opposed to such a proposition, and it is not likely that any person will undertake the thankless task of trying to establish a mulct saloon in our borders. The Eagle Grove Gazette asks the Wright county signers: Do the people of this county want the open saloon back, where want, degradation, misery, distress, squalor, ruin, ill health, and destroyed intellects are made at five cents a glass? It cannot be possible. CHOICE new Son's. buckwheat at Grove & Cheap Excursions West and South. On Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and 15, 1896, the Northwestern line will sell excursion tickets, with favorable time limits, to a large number of points in the west and south at very low rates. For tickets and full particulars apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern rail- way.—84t3._ ON account of sickness in my family I desire to sell my interest in the Algona brick yard, cheap for cash or will exchange for good land. 18m6 JOHN OSTBUM. WE are loaning money on real estate. Rates and terms to suit borrower. Call and see us before loaning elsewhere. DOXSEE & FOSTER. Drinking Fountain vs. Saloons. J, E. McMullen says anent the proposed W. C. T. U. fountain: The ladies of Algona are the best on earth—except the ladles of Wesley. They are planning for the erection of a public fountain that will constantly send forth a liquid stream of pure, health-giving cold water that every weary and thirsty pedestrian may take thereof without money and without price, and it can be established too without the consent of 65 per cent, of the voters, That little fountain will not blight a single home by robbing the boys of Kossuth county of their manliness and moral character. Would that we could say as much for a saloon, but we can't, experience and observation Is against it. We wish the ladles of Algona every success In their lofty endeavors for the public good. Saloon Notes, Corwith Crescent: Kossuth county, especially that portion over which AV- gona reigns, is not going to have saloons without a high mighty kick. Wesley Reporter; Geo. B. Hall is circulating an anti-saloon petition and GET your wood of Hamilton. Cord or stove wood always on hand.-Sltf Farm Loans at 0 per Cent. And the expenses of making the loan can be paid at option of the borrower. Interest payable annually unless otherwise preferred. The loan can be paid in whole or in part at any interest date. HOXIE & BBUNSON. We want to say word about a FLOUR All flour might be good flour- but it isn't, always. The good flo.ur that's always good—do you know where to get that kind? We will give you the combination : It's the Daisy Mills Flour. You know it. Don't some right now. put off doing a wise thing. Try Lenette W. Butler, Administrator J. J. Wilson estate. Money. I am loaning money on farm lands &i six per cent, interest. Only a small charge will be made for procuring this cheap money. , The borrower can have the privilege of paying off all or any part of hie mortgage at the time of paying interest. J. J. RYAN. Office over the postoflloo, Algona, Iowa. SEE our line of fancy new crockery. M. Z. GROVE & SON. A SNAP in heating stoves—see . Burns has, The German heater beats them ftH, and is lowprlged, • Spanish, Saxony, and All the colors, • We them. Gep, L,. Gal good success. If you call at the Security Is meeting with wish to sign it bank. Forest City Summit: If many of the places go as did Germania and Prairie townships there will be no difficulty in tbe near future in establishing a saloon on every street and section corner in the county. Erometsburg Tribune; Considerable commotion and surprise is felt over in coymty on tb,e result of the petition to geif signers for- the mulct law, which is sag to have, carried, by ' eaden 'J?h§ Eye Jn, thai ftity hMJKM A Snap for Somebody. House and two lots for sale in west part of Algona. Good cellar, cistern, well, and a lot of nice shrubbery, A small payment only Is required down. Inquire at this office.— 23 FOB time loans on real estate apply at Kossuth County State Bank. MONEY to loan on town property and farms. Thos. F. Cooke.-Sltjanl A $2,800 Interest in a good-paying business to exchange for real estate in Kossuth county. Inquire of Doxsee & Foster. ' GET your corn cribs at J. A. Hamilton's; 500 bushel cribs for $3,-81tf WHEN you have land to sell, rent, or trade, list it with Doxsee & Foster. BUY your kid gloves of us. We sell only the best, Geo, L. Galbraith &Co, A HOUSMOKD TREASUBE, D. W, Fuller of Canajoharie, If. Y., says that be always keeps Dr. King's New Discovery JA the bouse and his family has always found the very best results follow its use; that be would not be without it, if procurable. G, A. Dykeman, druggist, CatsWU, N. F,, says that J)r, King's New Discovery is undoubtedly the best cough remedy; that he has used it in bte family for eight years, and it has never failed to do all that !s claimed for it, Why not try a remedy eo long tried and tested. Trial bottles free at I* A. Sheetz 1 drug store. Regular sjzeSQe., and 1100. 3 DJP YOU SYBB Try Electric Bitters as a remedy for your troubles? If apt, get a bottle, now and get relief, • Tfels meatlne has been found, tQ be peculiarly adapt all female compis direct influxes Thanksgiving Shoes. Make your feet rejoice and give thanks by encasiffg them in a pair of Brownell & Allred's easy fitting and good wearing shoes. We have all styles at prices that will make you thankful that you came to trade with us. BROWNELL &, ALLRED, Fine repairing. ... Boston Block, Algona. FS L/O) Ak -tl Clocks, Jewelry and Silverware- AT REDUCED PRICES UNTIL DEO. 1. to $e relief f« .feserttng a, vin EG. BOWYER •i i 53 l -v4 "Bt99}s <rf

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