The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 23, 1896 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 23, 1896
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,.->,_..' = » £ -i *• '— .•jtarj.^Ba.-.^iagaa THB TOW 88C8BT SOCffiTir "BwtltetlMflJd ef Afaeridatt St&tts Oflt With ft Item* of 200. Mutual life tnsufittee the bentta! Object to at Aigona and Bancroft combined have promoted and got Well under headway a new secret fraternal society that is destined to outstrip all the mutual insurance societies, The idea is that of J. E. Paul, who has been for some time associated with the other fraternal in* stitance societies) ahd 0. B. Paul, the Bancroft doctor, has arranged the ritual, which is said to be a big improvement on the other secret society rituals, A. D. Clarke of Algona is • furnishing the financial backing and is 1 grand foreman of the order. His [son-in-law, Mr. Williams, will be chief | correspondent, with headquarters at ICedar Rapids. Offices will be secured Isoon, Mr. Clarke going to the Rapids If or that purpose. I The first "Homestead" of this new forder, " The Brotherhood of American lYeomau," is to be instituted at Ban- Icroft, where, it is reported, over 200 I members will join. Then new Home- f steads will be opened up as rapidly as tmembers can be secured. The order I has an official organ, edited by J. E. |Paul, "The Yeoman Shield." The I first number is out and in it the ref qutrements for membership are given [ as follows: " Any person of good moral f character, who believes in a Supreme I Being, who has not violated any I United States laws within a period of I five years and is or intends shortly to 1 become a citizen of the United States, I or not now engaged in any prohibited I pursuits named in the by-laws and i constitution of the brotherhood." The "Brotherhood of American Yeoman" claims as a principal feature I that it has a reserve fund, contributed I by the head officers, to guarantee all [losses whether the assessments are I sufficient or not. They have also a permanent reserve provided for to be [kept inyested in farm mortgages as a [guaranty against too high assessments Hn the future. I The officers are A. D. Clarke, grand [foreman; E. L. Williams, chief correspondent: C. B. Paul, G. P. and M. A.; |j. E. Paul, G. M. C. and A. F.; W. J. I Stuart, G. O. They are learning their I parts in the ritual and will give the I Bancroft boys a very impressive in- fstallation in the near future. Tlie Algona Woodmen. Kossuth camp, No. 413, was re-organized last Wednesday evening by Deputy Consul Simon Adelsheim of Sioux City, with 35 new members and 22 old ones. There were present from neighboring towns 175 Modern Woodmen, all enjoying a pleasant evening. The deputy consul was assisted by the Whittemore camp, who came over 60 strong. The following officers were elected: John A. Hamilton, V. C.; H. B. Mason, W. A.; F. S. Norton, E. B.; C. M. Doxsee, clerk; H. C. Adams, escort; S. E. Davenport, sentry; Joe Steil, watch; L. A. Sheetz, physician; J. R. Jones, delegate. After the work was done an elegant lunch was served by J. H. Finger. The camp starts out with, bright prospects and expects a membership of 100 by spring. . A K. of P. Beylvnl. The Knights of Pythias are growing rapidly in Algona. They have decided tjo go into Odd Fellows' hall in the JDowles block, and have twenty applications now for membership among the most promising young men in town. The installation of new officers occurs at the next meeting. Thos. F. Cooke is chancellor, and Chas, E. Cohenour, F. W. Dingley, M. P. Weaver, Chas, E. next ye'ftf had tettef, leave $2 at this office P|t&r te that Jay. ¥he offef-is ft* that day Only. Thfe Capital &16 to Algpfta every morning except Monday. The' Saturday paper is distributed Sanday mbf nln|—the cmtjt daily to be had. J. A. HAMrLTOK & Co. have a cat- load of dry slabs for the holidays. This Will be the last car this winter. Those fieedlng kindling wood will do Well to lay in a good supply now. A LOT of good store fixtures for sale. Show cases, scales, etc. These goods Will be sold very cheap. At Blackford store building, ftbtae Talent Will BMfig Oflt This Cafi* tata With an Ixce& Strong Cast. Miss Cass of Hartley, & Brilliant Singer, to Assist—Musical and Dramatic Notes. THE Milwaukee line will sell special home-seekers' excursion tickets on Jan. 6 and 19, Feb. 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, and April 6 ahd 20, 1897. For tickets ahd full information apply to agents of Chicago, Milwaukee wajr company.—4013 & St. Paul Rail- Fttrtn Loans at 0 pci' 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 & BnuNSON. WHEN you have land to sell, rent, or trade, list il with Doxsee & Foster, FOB time loans on real estate apply at Kossuth County State Bank. JU' » ?f • O^i.**g*VJ 1 *ifr» *. • ,.„.„„__.,- -- , Smith, Wm. K. Ferguson, Leo Puegnet and S. H. MoNall are the other officers elect. _ An Eastern Star Social. The ladles of the Eastern Star will have a social in Masonic hall) Deo. 28, to which all members are cordially invited. There will be a short program and refreshments, At the regular meeting, Deo, 15, the following officers were elected for 1897: Mrs. E. N, Weaver, W. M.; B. F. Grose, W, P-i Mrs. A, L. Peterspn, A. M,; .MVS, J. A, Walstpn, secretary; Mrs, IK, S.'L'amberspn.-treasurer; Mrs, S. D. pake, cpnductress; Mrs, B. F. Crose, ^assistant conductress; Mrs. J. C, Kay- MONEY to loan on town property and farms. Thos. F. Cooke.-31 tjanl NEARLY 100 YEARS OLD, N. B. Uncoil, Wesley's Former Citizen Benches His OTtll Birthday In Good Health. Father N. B. Bacon, for several years a resident of Wesley, has reached another birthday. He lives with his son, B. F. Bacon, in Des Molnes. He Is now 97 years old, one year older than the present century. The Register sent a reporter to interview him on the occasion, and publishes a lengthy report. • It says: Mr. Bacon was seen at his home in 1109,19fch street, Saturday night. Although late in the evening he was still up and enjoying the occasion. He talked with rare brightness. Until the past year Mr. Bacon has been an avaricious Register reader. Sometime ago his sight began troubling him and of late he has been able to read only the large headlines In the Register. This has been a' source of much discomfort to him as he has long since prided himself on keeping posted on what the world was doing, and it was always a comfort to those around him to converse with him as he knew so well the matters of interest of the day. He has felt the dimming of his sight keenly and Saturday night said with that one exception he had nothing to complain of. Mr. Bacon makes his home with his son, E. F. Bacon, on 19th street. He walked a half mile to the polls in November to vote. He refused offers to ride and said he wanted to walk it. He visits with the neighbors on 19th street, and Saturday they all came to pay him their respects and wish him many happy returns of the day. It was also the llth birthday of his grandson, Willie Bacon, and they celebrated together. , Mr. Bacon's father lived to be over 93 years of age. He served seven years In the revolutionary war without being discharged once and came out a sound man. He also had three brothers in the revolution. They entered from Massachusetts. Mr. Bacon said that his memory of things when he was a boy is much more clear than of events of a year ago. He remembers well»the total eclipse in 1805 and was 13 years old when the war of 1812 broke out. He wrote a poem for the Register in honor of his birthday, according to his custom. It was written in a plain hand and is as follows: I hold my pen In hand ready to write Whatever any morning muse may indite, To tell the number of my by-gone years In this double life of hope and of fears. I count the milestones In my pilgrimage, And I number them as years of my age; Number ninety-seven I've past today, On my Journey In life's uneven way. Born on the nineteenth day of December, Mv dear parents told me to remember, Tie yearseventeen hundred ninety nine; My record here Is tnwas a plumb line. Born of religious, healthy parentage, I live to write this brief historic page; Bora Without a will or wish of my own, And helpless Into life's history thrown. To work out life's mission as best I could In my chosen way, evil or good; When I was past seventeen years of age My occupation was driving mail ?tage. to e PJ>°]£ e ,? a A a J. The coming event Is the home talent rendition of Belshazzar, which will be given at the opera house Thursday and Friday evenings, Jan* f and 8. It will be by fur the best musical entertainment Algona has had this winter, professionals from abroad not excepted. Those who hnve attended recent re« hearsals speak in the highest praise of the work that Is being done, Over 460 pounds of costumes have been ett» gaged. The leading Indy part will be taken by Miss Mae Gass of Hartley, an exceptionally strong nn.d brilliant singer. The cast of parts complete is us follows: Belshazzar, King of Babylon.. Walter 0. Porde Cyrus, King of Persia. Geo. Hamilton Zerubbabet, Governor of tha Jews ...... , Dr. A. L, Eist Daniel, Prophet of Israel D. T. Smith Festus, Lord Chamberlain .Arthur Tellier Nltocrls, Queen Regent. Miss Mae Cass, Hartley, Iowa Antonia, Qtieen of Belshazzar Mrs. S. S. Sessions Shelornith, wife of Zorubbabel Mrs. W. H, Horan Child of Zentbbabel Miss Kate I.antry Angel Miss Crete Goddard Jewish Princess Miss Cora Setchell Tamar, ( Ladles of ) ..Mrs. Frank Vesper Atalla, 1 Belshazzar's V .Miss Louise McCoy Zerltna, Court, ..Mian Maggie Hunt ( W. B. H. Morse Magi, Wise Men of Babylon j . '^ S ''' Mie.s Mre.M, F. Nettie Matson, sentinel. Randall, warden; G, Our home-seekers' excursion party wilUeavefer Stevens cpunty, Minn,, Tuesday, Jan, 5, 1897. An excellent ippor&ty to get a good hpme -cheap. One fare fpr the round trip. • v 40tg m COOK & Co, I took good care of pc But my morals went, tliVlUl f*OO (3* WWW ~ 1 " . — .-.A p'laitef spread-, big as the moral wound, ^{ffl'&%«SSSS?Vp«* feBe\ a asVrW«^^ away. (I L 1 ILL II I I' I ' ~" A 12,800 interest in a good-paying business to exchange for real estate in pup * - - Inquire of Doxsee & Babylonian Captain W. S. Wllcox Chorus: Represent Jews, lords, and ladles of Belshazzar's court, Persian soldiers, Babylonian guards, Babylonian captain, generals of Cyrus' army, messenger, heralds, etc. Amusement Notes. Down at Belmond they are giving a play called "Our Batchelors." We could suggest a splendid company here In Algona for that play. The Wesley Reporter says: The town that hasn't a home dramatic company don't amount to much these days. Wesley has no less than three. Burt is discussing a minstrel show by home talent for the fire company. The boys have an engine, plenty of water, a building and lot, but lack a bell. The Ledyard Leader says the leap year dance was a big success, and then comments on the amount of money made. Is that the test of the success of leap year dances? A dramatic and musical entertainment will be given by the pupils of the Sacred Heart school of Wesley on the evenings of Sunday and Tuesday, Dec. 27 and 29. The proceeds to be applied to the necessities of the school. Glen Brunson is getting up an orchestra at Llvermore for a home dramatic. The Catholic society will give Above the Clouds" between Christmas and New Years. The Gazette says "Above the Clouds',' is equivalent to out of sight. A LARGE general merchandise stock for sale at less than wholesale cost. At Blackford store, south of court house. You can get all the sawdust you can haul at one load for $1 at Hamilton's. BURNS wants you to see the German heater, for hard or soft coal or wood. He has a few left at very cheap prices. Money. I am loaning money on farm lands at 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 his mortgage at the time of paying interest. J. J. RYAN. Office over the postofflce, Algona, Iowa. Houses for Bent. I have several houses in Algona for sale or rent. HENRY MASON. WE are loaning money on real estate. Rates and terms to suit borrower. Call and see us before loaning elsewhere. DOXSEE & FOSTER. HEADQUARTERS for Santa Glaus at the Fair store. Dolls, toys, games, glassware, 5, 10, 25 cent counters. Also big bargains in shoes of all kinds. GERMANTOWN, Spanish, Saxony, and Zephyr yarns, All the colors. We have plenty of them. Geo, L. Galbraith & Co, FATHER NIOHOLLB ARRIVES, Alter a Ten "Weeks' Visit In Ireland Be Comes Baolt in Much Better Health trftS oitiyt .lino *\uionu»u , 4"y' ^ Data's of fo6f MH are telfiff but&f eiaplo'yThentj btit the thefg Sfljoy great befiefltBi Ireland produces buttfef, egp, potatoes, and oats, that bring the tdft fiMoeS, aHd land is worth as high as $800 aft 'ftcfS, renting as high as f 10 ft« aofre, Ireland is intimatelV connected flow" With all the ndw world, Atitetfefl,, Ati§-> tralia, South Affi&a. "How many bags 6f* fnfttl do you suppose: e&ttfr ovef on the ship with me?" asked Father Nlcholls. " Exactly MOj" he answered, all fot? relatives ahd friends itt the stales. . Father Nloholls sums Up the chief difference between this and the old country by saying that they are toqfe religious over there. The Catholic church, he says, Is growiBg rapidly, nowhere more rapidly than in Scotland. The advantage in his opinion in this respect Is greatly with the Old country. In conclusion out 1 traveler remarked that he received THE UPPER DES MOINES quite regularly in his remote home, and that it was Very highly regarded in the old country.' Since his return he has been up to his ears In work, but says he enjoys being back. MR. AND MRS. P. T. FERGUSON of Plum Creek want a middle-aged wom» an to work for wages and make a permanent home with them. Address at Algona, box 454.—88t4 GET your corn cribs at J. A. Hamilton's; 600 bushel cribs for $3.-81tf BUY your kid gloves of us. We sell only the best. Geo. L. Galbraith &Co. SEE that ladies' underwear we are selling for 25 cents. Geo. L. Galbraith &Co. ' Bye, Ear, Nose and Thront. Dr. Preston, Thursday, Deo. 24. Diseases treated, operations performed, and spectacles fitted.—8818 PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. F. M. Curtlss goes home for a holiday visit. Frank Tellier comes from Grlnnell today for the vacation. ;- • •' ; ; All flour might be gdod but it isn't, The good flour that's always t good---c!o r yotfi|| know where to get that kind? W^ wil) : -^ give you the combination : It's the •'> Daisy Mills Flour. You know it, Don't put off doing a wise thing, , Try ' >'-> ! | some right now. . '' Lenette W. Butler, Administrator J. J. Wilson estate, Y Mrs. H. J. Winkle and child are visiting at the Simpkins home. Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Burger are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Henry Rlst. Miss Caddie Waterhouse went yesterday to spend the holidays with Minneapolis friends. Miss Bertha Pitman, a schoolmate of Mrs. Thos. F. Cooke, will come Monday to make her a holiday visit. Kossuth county Foster, ON account of sickness in my family I desire to sell my interest in the Algona brick yard, cheap for cash or will exohapge for good land. J8m6 JOHN OSTBUM; . , Awarded Highest Honors-World' Fair. Father Nioholls arrived in Algona Thursday. Although the return voyage was the stormiest the boat captain had seen in 80 years on the ocean, he comes in much better health. For five days the ship rose and fell en waves 80 feet high, and for three of them he failed to find the dining room an object of even remote interest. He was the only priest on board, and was kept busy, when be was atye tp be out, in calming the fears cf Pther passengers, many of whom were bPth sick and terrified. Father Nioholls went to regain his health, He was treated in Chicago by Dr. Senn and in Dublin by a noted sur' geon, for a treublesome complaint- of the kidneys, and comes back in better condition than he has enjpyefl fpr years- He was not well enewgh to go to Rome, and spent all pf his time PB the farm with his parents and brothers apd sisters, and in visiting in Ireland. It was his first visit IB SO years, The peoplei be says, have aU ielt d, The piaer pnes epjpy bette? than whew he waia : hpj -- efljpyjlte fti \?§U p.y- they 4Q bare J. F. Grove was up from Nebraska for a Sunday visit with his relatives. It was his first visit in over a year. Miss Luella Wartman came home Saturday to speed the holidays. She Is teaching the intermediate department of the Beaman school. J.E.Morris visited F. M. Curtlss over Sunday. He is talking of locating in Spencer in the law. He and Mr. Curtlss were classmates at Iowa City. Dr. Baldwin of the Iowa City dental school visited thoFalkenhainerbrothers yesterday. He reports that the dental school has all the students it can care for. A. E. Bacon, who went to Grlnnel to attend college, was called home a few weeks ago by, the sickness of his parents, and has now taken a school and will teach. O. N. Bossingham will be at home from Iowa City today for the holidays. He will finish his course in the medical college In the spring, where he has been making an excellent record. Chester C. Call went to Des Molnes last week to visit Mrs. Shore,' and while there contracted a very severe cold and is having a slight malarial attack. He has been confined to his bed for some days. A, W. Osborne was down from Spirit Lake last week visiting at H. F. Watson's, Mr. Osborne nearly 30 years ago was Algona's pedagogue, and kept the boys straight in the old benches as THE UPPER DEB MOINES editor has ample occasion to remember. During that time he superintended the grade west of the Blaokford bridge. Then he married Miss Jeannette Gil' mour and went to Spirit Lake, where good fortune in business, good health, the esteem of the public, and troops of friends have been his happy lot. Among those who will attend the state teachers' meeting at Des Molnes next week are Prof. Carroll and Misses Coate, Mann, Jones, and Wartman, Supt. Reed, Prof. Lilly, and possibly others of the teachers will go. If the other towns do as well in proportion Kossuth will have a goodly delegation. This is to be the best meeting yet held, Booker T, Washington, the noted ne- gro, is to lecture Wednesday evening, This is the semi-centennial year of the state of Iowa, and special effort has been made to present, a program that shall shpw what progress the schools have made during the last 50 years. One entire evening will be given up to the discussion of this topic. Santa Clans Came to Our Store urne-cinci n I'get 'cuuugu presents lui tin ui my i,miun-n j. oncm uv, obliged to detain you a little while." We were very glad to be detained under such circumstances and show him our -little Toy Ranges for little girls, in which tiny fires may be built; little'flat irons and ironing boards, too ; and tool chests and saws and saw' horses for the toys; pocket.knives and scissors, nickel tea pots, tea kettles, and baking dishes. " Yes," says Santa Glaus, " you have a nice lot of useful presents, but how am I to carry them, they,are so heavy? I will need a Reindeer that has more mettle in him - than those I usually drive, and whose sinews are made of iron and nerves of^A?*/, for it looks now as if it will be hard sledding." He had scarcely finished when there came a metallic sound from the rear. " That sounds familiar," shouted Santa, and he started to investigate. But he was met half way by the object of his desire, for the Reindeer's legs were conductors. With a stamp of his foot and a whisk of his. tail his body churned from side to side as he glared at St. Nick with his glassy eyes. Santa was scared. He jumped upon the counter, but in the twinkling of an eye had the old Reindeer's' body well roped. Then like the fabled horse, Pegasus, as soon as^ he had the bit in his mouth he could do with him what he pleased. " Here," says he, "you keep him till Christmas eve ; he is just the fellow I want." So we are keeping him for Santa, and he can be seen at our store any day, free of charge, until Christmas eve, when Santa will call for him. Q. M. DOXSEE, 'AMONG THE ADYEBTISEBB. Tomorrow ends the Christmas trade. Ernest Jones, son of J, H. Jones of Hobart, is an efficient assistant at tnei laundry these days, The FJnger lunch counter, which has been in the Heiee building ie moving into t(he Petei-Purvis building iw the Boston block. Justice E. H, Clarke has moved h,is offices to the Boston Wook, He gets TOQi-e rpopa and Is better situated JQV his court work. A leading hoJWay merchant eaid yesterday afternppn tbat he had sola $150 mpre goode this year than he at tbe 8ftW§ Hffle last year, The flr§ departraent are the present time and would be the best incentive that business could have. Market prices are away off. Corn and oats are worth only 10 cents, best 11. Wheat is at 68 and flax at 65. Yesterday hogs brought $2.90. Now is a good time to own cattle of any kind. With oats and corn at 10 cents farmers can get rich out of milch cows. Dairy butter is 14 cents and creamery butter 22 cents. Eggs are worth 16 cents, turkeys 8i, chicks 4, ducks 7, and geese 6. L. L. Hill was over from Mason City to invoice the John Paul lumber stock, and spent Sunday with Alex, White. He found that the Paul yards had grown in business and popular favor the past year, Doxsee has added a reindeer to his collection of natural curiosities, It is the reindeer Santa Glaus will use, and while it looks a little stiff in the joints, it will get to every house in town .tomorrow evening. John A. Hamilton has bought his brothers' interest in the hardwood lumber business , in Algona. George gP south to take charge of the manufacturing end. John had planned to go south but the new arrangement changes things - about, George has been a very popular business man, and all will regret that business should take either from Algona, SEE J. W. Robinson's prices on pock" et knives, skates, etc,—S9t2 DON'T fall to lopk at Grpve & SPR'S, line of fancy and staple crockery befpre Christmas. A FINE line of water sets at Grove & Son's. P. L, SLAGKLE, , Manufacturer and dealer In- Harness, Saddles, Whips, ESOIBIES, and all Harness goods. Also a full line of Trunks, Grips, and Telescopes. Repairing neatly and promptly done. I sell ' DR, JOSEPH HAAS' BEMLOY FOR HOG CHOLERA, Positively the best remedy for cholera In hogs or chickens, dome and see me, at new stand, adjoining Qhristensen's livery barn. v'.: , \' ANP JjUNCH COUNTER, , Corner opposite Kossuth. County bank, lor ntst-class meals or lunches. Meals and lynches served at all hours, OYSTEES served in any style 1 desired, Confectionery, oigare, etc. Side entrance for ladles. A, H, AJ-M3N, Ppopr, . . One Dollars Is offered to ftny person who ! " CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS, SCHU

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