The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 23, 1896 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 23, 1896
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fe, ,-\^.*«* ^,?L^ Jr ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1896, NO PARTICULAR GRAND OPENING... But a good opening every day from now till Christmas to get a nice Christmas present for any and every member of your family, at prices within your reach, at M. Z. Grove & Son's. 102 E. State St. TELEPHONE 19. Christmas Presents -AT- G'albraith's. Buy Something of daily use and comfort for the wearer—some of the following articles would be highly appreciated as a present: A pair of Kid Gloves, silk, wool or kid mittens, a nice muff, a pair of leggins, shoes, cape or jacket, or a fine shawl. Look over- our stock before you buy your Christmas present. G. L. Galbraith & Co. CORN CRIBS. CORN CRIBS. C/) o 3 o CO ^t S P^J^ C/3 O) O 01 »"=» n> b "t o w c s 3 • i—' i f\LEX. WHITE, •* Birch , Suits \ ( At remaytebly low ppio0g» Wf §ra SUES FOE HIS COMMISSION An Odd Suit In ClUcapro, itt Which S. fi. Hellen, Once of Webster City, is the Plaintiff. Wants His Pay as Agent in Securing Ah« other Man a Wife—Miscellaneous of the Northwest. B. H. fielien, formerly of Webster City, brother of editor Charley Heilen, is involved in a peculiar la\v suit in Chicago. It seems that a lawyer, a friend of Hollen's, signed a contract to pay him $2,500 for introducing him (the lawyer) to a certain wealthy widow, the money to be paid when the said lawyer married the said widow. The contract was nrnde last July and the marriage took place two or three months later and Helleh has brought suit to compel performance of the contract, the lawyer says he regarded the matter at the time the contract was signed as a joke and avers that Hellen so understood it. The lawyer will probably learn that it don't pay to sign contracts for a joke, as W. E. Bullard of Belmond is learning that it don't pay to sign other people's names for a joke. Will Show Her Foot tills Time. Minnie Hall has sued the -town of Manson twice for damages to her foot. The second time the supreme court reversed the case because she did not show her foot to the jury. A third hearing is now being arranged. M. D. O'Connell is attorney for the town, and Minnie will have to display her ankle. Buffalo 'Center's Celebration. Axel Sundstrom of Bancroft has been the past week helping at Buffalo Center for the big shooting tournament, which comes next week Thursday and Friday. The hotel christening comes Friday evening, Jan. 1. It will be the event of the year in these parts. Will Bo Hospitably Entertained. The Emmetsburg Reporter says of the coming editorial meeting: A splendid program has been prepared and it is expected that a very interesting meeting will be held. We venture the assertion that Algona will do her part in entertaining the newspaper men while there in an agreeable and acceptable manner. Tlie Mulct Petition In Pocauoiitns. It cost $1,500 to canvass Pocahontas county to secure a mulct petition. Waldman the Fonda saloon keeper bore all the expense and now offers Fonda $2,000 for the exclusive sale of liquor in that town. He will no doubt get it. Odobolt Jjacks Pretty Girls. The Odebolt school board has decided to abolish graduating exercises at the annual commencement. The sweet girl graduate, bouquets, etc., will soon become a pleasant memory in that progressive town. Now She Knows. A young lady of Coburg wrote to a firm advertising that for 25 cents they would impart the secret of "how to get fat." She sent the required amount and in return received the reply: "Buy it at the nearest meat market." A Curious Law Suit. •E. A^yerB, a photographer at Eagle Grove, picked up a pocket book dropped by a patron in his gallery, and is charged with appropriating the contents, $240, The jury disagreed after 18 hours deliberation, To Abolish the State Board of Health. The young ladies of Armstrong have signed a petition to have all the members of the state board of health, who object to kissing, removed. Bod Storms For Cattle, Capt, Tyrrel of Belmond has been out looking after his cattle in Dakota, He has lost a good many during the recent storms. GRANT AND UNCIE BEN, Tie President Remembered the Old Mfcn Who WM Kind to Him, D. B, Garrison told a story to General Sohofleld at the Dent House which illustrates to a certain extent the kind heartedness of General Grout, Grant was a great lover of horses, and while he was president he came on a visit/ to St. Louis, and Mr. Garrison, at that time president of the old Pacific road, look him out to his farm. They started off in a buggy for a drive, and after go< $ng some distance met an old man going along on a horse. The wan was in his shirt sleeves and we a straw hat, but Grant recognised bto, «v»d, stop« ping the baggy, bo got oat, and walk* log np to the old man put out his hand and said; M HteUQ, Uncle Ben! Row are you and the old woman getting along?" The old mm was UMe Ben. iapp&gr ton, Be welcomed the president sad said that he was getting ajlpng yery / "?''J3^»"«'PTi / '»!»»f,' 1 7?v,TIT 3 w^w'i andgra^Kihinibjr.lbS '^Ht^^m^^W -WnAlaTtenF^T^lihiTilg^rift'igffli^Q] ' member," he' Said, "When 1 find Wife, livitig in that hotlse otef there, did not have any more to eat than need' ed, and old • tTncl6 Beil Would come around to the house at night and leave a basket of provisions on our doorstep, fie Was aft aid to come and give ihesn io tis, thinking that he would possibly hurt our feelinga. God blesS his memory!" t?neie Bea was made postmaster, and after living to a ripe old age he joined the great majority and was followed by Grant a few years ago.*—St. Louis Be* public. OOM PAUL'S EFFECTIVE PfcAYER. This Btory May Not Bo True, but It Is fat From Impossible! Here is a little anecdote told, not by n malicious uitlonder, but by a Boer, In the early days, before the Transvaal Was a republic, there Was a famine in the land, and a party was organized to hunt the bartbecst. For days the party scoured the veldt in vain ; there was no sign of game of ahy description. Then one of the Boers declared his intention of retiring into the bush to pray for succor, as did the patriarchs of old. He accordingly left the party ill company with a native and disappeared into the bush. Some hours afterward the Boer returned and informed the party solemnly that ho had prayed, and in threo days' time a very largo troop of hartbeest would pass that way. Tho party remained at the camp, and, sure .enough, two days after the promised game appeared in sight, and the Dutchmen, with thankful heart, made a groat haul. From that moment "the man of prayer" became the popular hero until ho was elected president of the South African republic. That man was Paul Krn- ger. And now listen to the edifying sequel : It was some time afterward that the native who accompanied Kruger into the bush gave his version of the affair. Tho native stated that when Kruger entered the bush he did not pray, but struck out for a neighboring Kaffir kraal. Galling the headmen, the Boer informed them that the white people were starving and could find no , game. There was a large number of armed Boers on the other side of the bush, who had sent him to tell them that unless they (the natives) discovered game in less than three days they would all be shot. Knowing Boer methods only too well, the frightened natives set out forthwith, discovered the game and drove it toward the Boer camp, — London Figaro. Chinese Treatment of Children. However little liked the Chinaman may be by his white neighbors, I have at all times found that the Chinese had at least one good and praiseworthy quality — the kindness shown by all of them toward their children. Tho poorest parents always seem able to save enough money to array their little ones in gay garments on New Year's day or other holidays. The children in turn seem to be remarkably well behaved and respectful toward their olders, and rarely if ever receive corporal punishment They seem very happy, and apparently enjoy their childhood more than most American children. On almost any sunny day the fond and proud father may be seen at every turn in Chinatown carrying his brightly attired youngster in his arms. Other little tots, hardly old enough to feel quite steady on their legs, toddle about with infants strapped on their books. They do not appear to mind this, and it does not seem to interfere with their childish pastimes. About the time of the Chinese New Year Chinese children are particularly favored, and the fond fathers deny them nothing. The little ones always appear to be well provided with pocket money to buy toys and candies,— Theodore Wares in St. Nicholas. _ An Artlat Without Arms. The comrade without arms was a most assiduous worker. It was amusing to watch his .mittened feet step out of their shoes and at the shortest notice proceed to do duty as hands. His nimble toes would screw and unscrew the tops of the color tubes or handle the brush as steadily as the best and deftest of fingers could handle it. Yery much unlike any of us, he was most punctilious in the care he bestowed on his paint box, as also on his personal appearance. .—Felix Mosoheles in Century, The mocking bird seems to have a genuine sense of humor, Often when engaged in the most charming imitation of some song bird it will suddenly stop and break out with the quacking of » duck or some other ludicrous sound. The Canadian element forms thirds of the foreign population of Maine and New Hampshire, pne*half p| that of Vermont and one-third of of Mrs, Robert Louis Stevenson eays that housekeeping in S«n0ft was not so idyl- lip as it might eeem. Her supplies came from New Zealand or Australia 0009 a month, so that if |h? wanted a. bottle of btai»g 0? a bag Qf flow, for instance, she M to.§endhatf across the, JPaoiflg to get it*' Tfas native, diet was all well enough, f OJF a few wjejjj}, but is Jt ofin, irstlt Mid fish, tt --jan' palates, vSP" 8 * ^ JK^w^Jj ™^ g«a paradiw .... While you an Looking for HO LID A Y :W3*m ' ".k'-' ; * • t ,, r "****'§ •• i-m call and see what we have in the line of China Waie. An endless variety of decorated fancy pieces, Langdon O TELEPHONE KO. IS. Foundry and Machine Shop, <Sc Ola.:n.©t©d.t, ZFrope. ' „ . ,< '•' We do repairing of all kinds, Iron and brass casting and boiler -work done On short notice. • Threshing outfits repaired promptly. We aro here to stay. Mail orders promptly attended. Bull pinion for Case power, ana horse power IrauolUe, a specialty. ; > • Shop east of Rutherford &ctr:DEiXa.^. >&> oxxxTSirBSV, • House. ALGONA, IOWA. COAL HAS TAKEN A BIG TUMBLE. Now is a good time to buy, while it is cheap. It may be higher. H.L. at the Northwestern depot, handles all kinds of hard and soft coal at prices that are as cheap as anybody's. Also dealer in Grain, Feed, At the Northwestern elevator. Orders for coal and feed can be left at Walker Bros.' All goods delivered. Come and see me, M, P. HAGGARD. G, V, PBBK Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith,] Abstracts, Real Estate,^£2^ Collections, ALGONA, IOWA, DR, PRESTON, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat . City, Xo-wet, Operations performed. Diseases treated, Spectacles fitted, J3?"WW be at Algona Doxsee & Foster, PROFESSIONAL. •X^^^^rf~>*^tM-N^w^S^%W-*-^^^XNrf^wl«l. CLARKE & COHENQUR, ,. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. • Office over First National bank, Algona, la. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY' AT LAW. ' Collection agent.' Opera House block., DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. ( ' * Collections a specialty. Office In Gardner Cowles' new building. SULLIVAN & MoMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office in Hoxie-Ferguson bljck. E. V. SWETTING, ATTONEY AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. J. 0. BAYMOND. BBNBST 0, BAYMOND RAYMOND & RAYMOND, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Y Algona, Iowa. FREDERICK M. CURTISS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over Kossuth County State Bank, Algona, Iowa, F, L. TRIBON, M. D,, Homeopathic, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence in the Boston Block. (In the new block.) ' H. C. McqOY, M. P., ' ' PSYSICIAN AND SURGEON,* Office at residence, McGregor street. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. E, S, GLASJER, D, D, S,, SURGEON DENTIS Office over the State Bank, Ajgpna, J and. Office )n Geo, 0. Call RulWing, J)B, L, A. Drugs and Medicines, Fuji assortment always o»ha»4pf flrugs. olaes, and pure liquors fo •purposes only, PBNTJST, A, L, RI8T, J), Logat anaestheWo foi de m ,^ guroa when extracting tee' The State University; OF 8HEUY & PETTIBQNE, THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS . For particular tafprsaatlon aa tQ MiS rejnecU S

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