The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 30, 1896 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 30, 1896
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a very, large assortment; call and look theffi 5Vef. Otte hundred lamps of different styles to select from. Large variety of fancy plates, sugars and creamers, Water sets, glass sets, a new pattern in Chinaware, toilet sets, onyx stands, etc* The finest line of CAN D Y HOLIDAYS west of Chicago. I have a few barrels of apples left, and at the price no one can afford to be without a barrel for Christmas. Full stock of staple and fancy groceries always on hand. Do not forget the place. James Patterson. Cowles Block. RAILWAY TIME CARDS. CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL. LOCAL TRAINS WEST. No. 1 departs at... 8:55 am No. 9 departs at 4:01 pm Freights that carry passengers— No. 03 departs at. 12:05 a m No.71 departs at 6:33pm No. OS departs at 8:20pm TRAINS EAST. No. 2 departs at 10:37 am No. 4 departs at 0:33pin Freights that carry passengers- No. 76 departs at 8:20pm No. 94 departs at..,. 2:05pm K. F. HEDBICK, Agent. CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN. South- Freight.. 7:10 a m Pass 8:04am Mixed l:12pm Mixed 8:00pm North- Mixed 7:10 a m Freight 11:25 a m Pass 2:49p m Mixed 10:47p m r. H. VESPER, Agent. THE LOCAL FIELD. The military ball is set for Jan. 29. Belshazzar comes next week Thursday and Friday. The charity ball tonight will bring out a big party. The Christmas dance last Friday evening was a success. The daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. Jas. A. Orr is home for a visit. The Gunsaulus lecture and the editors come in two weeks. Mayor Boyle of Whittemore is going to take in the charity ball tonight. -The Methodists will watch the old year out tomorrow night at the church. The A. L. A. society will meet at the reading room on Friday at 3 p. m. The school teachers are in Des Moines this week for the annual meeting. Dr. McCormick begins to look like himself again. He has had a long siege. Dr. Morse ran into a wire fence one night last week and broke his buggy tongue. • The general sentiment seems to be for Richard III by the Keene-Hanford company. Remember the seats for Belshazzar are on sale Monday morning, reserved seats 50 cents. The farmers' institute will be a meeting of great value. Everybody should plan to attend. The Peter Hegarty family got a Christmas present in the way of a little daughter. TheFayKenyon case will be disposed of at the adjourned term of court which meets Jan, 22, Supt. Reed led a discussion at Des Moines yerterday on inter-county uniformity in granting teachers' certificates. Union township will settle the Cuban question at their debate tomorrow evening, We are willing to abide by their decision. J, A. Vipond still mourns a wagon box stolen two weeks ago, Some one lifted it bodily and it has not been-seen OP beard of, The Belshazzar management are reserving the boxes for visiting editors. ' This is Bro. Bailey's chance at a real b,ox. Come over. The winter continues mild. It thawed nearly^all night Sunday, Monday, Jowa's 60th birthday anniversary, was a summer day* &, Witbam has taken TOT UPPJBR Dps MOOTBB over 30 years and still has in hie possession a copy of the first • Burner f esued ty Mr3. Read. J. C. Blaokford has moved from 1 Sifiu^ pity to Sycamore, III,, as that is a wore convenient point for his business, with the same company, I3p worth League will serve a. p's dinner at the Grange hail o'clock until «u ar &nd bring your friends, YeJter wm ohureh tomorrow pfa |fle literary ty the at the Congregational church next Sabbath morning at 11 o'clock followed by communion. Preparatory service on Saturday at 3 o'clock. T. H. Conner was at Whittemore yesterday to get prices on the wheat at his Seneca farm. He is about equally distant from Whittemore, Burt, Bancroft, and Armstrong. Rev. Landis will be toastmaster at the editorial banquet. He knows the editors in a general way well enough to give them a. most enthusiastic introduction to their well-fed auditors. J. W. Hinchon's half brother, M. F. Healey of Fort Dodge, is the new chairman of the state democratic committee. The Courier will now speak by the card on democratic affairs. Link Singleton and wife were sur- paised Christmas by presents from some unknown Algona friends. They want to return their thanks and assure the donors of their grateful appreciation. The State Register republishes the story of Elder Mack told by J. E. Blackford at the old settlers' meeting a year ago. It is one of the best sketches of a pioneer > character that has been written. The county agricultural society will meet next week' Saturday fo"r its regular annual business. At this meeting officers will be chosen and the plans for the farmers institute will be perfected. The history of the big elk antlers hanging in the court room is given this week by John G. Smith. It is .an entertaining hunting story and an accurate piece of valuable history at the same time. Tickets for the charity ball can be had at the door on Wednesday night. The grand march begins promptly at 8:30, and the request is made by the management that all be in attendance at an early hour. Jacob Goeddertz got an unwelcome Christmas present over at Sexton. His horse kicked him in the leg, breaking both bones below the knee. Dr. Tribon did what be could to make the day merry for him. The poultry business has been big this season. C. H. Blossom still has a barn full of fowls he has not been able to handle. Poultry has paid. One man got more for 90 turkeys than he did out of his grain crop. Dr. Morse was down to LuVerne last week to help set two broken bones for a man who had been run over by a load of corn. It would seem that corn was doing enough damage this year without breaking any bones, The lecture course managers are discussing whether to have Gunsaulus lecture on Saronarola or on the later eloquence of Puritanism, x It is expected that he will attend some of the editorial sessions and talk informally to the boys. The school board visited the new building yesterday morning in a body, and took a look at it, Nothing official was done, but we learn the members were pleased with the job, Some doors are still to go in, and then it will be ready for occupancy, The Masons go to Burt tonight for a big time, A great many have been planning to go, but the bad roads and the necessity of staying all night may keep them at home, A public installation, a banquet, an address by Rev, Landis, etp,, etc., is the program. The department at Washington has made its final decision in- favor of the Plumiey estate in the tree claim con* test near Corwith. Now the question is, as related elsewhere) who ol the Plumiey beneficiaries come in lor it. The final decision is reported this morning, Chas. J. Poxsee has bought out his partner, Capt. Foster, ana now is in sole charge of the abstract and land office. Mr, Foster has not decided what he will do, but §11 will hope that he will nqt leave Algona, He and Mrs, Foster spent Christmas ft t hie home in ntf tr f iw«f»*-wi pwysfcftiw pjf the HQ library ai^Jfltipn; hand? u§ '-"—•- -r MnQunejjnjent? Tfef ftflBWHl hem Ju thj $mm of the fj,\»7W w^s fyM iwtritaiijtej, to il_- ill --.mi-a JO VOto, U > yho have lea pff iJBf^Pffie Pp»fiiMSi^feit^ Wte ' a Iftfc partnership .with & S. WisbStd of Des Moifies. Since leaving Algona he has prospered in health and b«sl* ness and now goes to Des Moines to step into an established practice. A. A. Sifert is down from Buffalo Center for his vacation. He is still teaching, but contemplates entering the ministry next year, although he may combine the two. He says the new hotel at Buffalo Center is the finest in these parts, nothing in Mason City better. Also that Buffalo Center hfts a better school building that! any, unless it be the new building in Algona. It cost $15,000. We hear indirectly that the contract for Geo. W. Hatiha's big LuVerne home will be let soofy and that the Contract price above the foundation will not be far from $9.000. With a $1,200 foundation the size and elegance of the home can readily be estimated, especially wheb the cheapness of building material at present is considered. Mr. Hanha will have as fine a home as there is in northern Iowa. Lewis H. Smith has received a very interesting little volume, entitled, "Across the Plains in Forty Nine." It is written by R. C. Shaw, who was an Irvington pioneer, living out on the ridge in 1857. He is well remembered by many pioneers, although he was in the county only some two years. He is now an old man, a banker in Farmland, Ind., and has written a sketch of his travels for his grandchildren. It is a well written and very interesting book. John Grove is preparing to do a land office business in Minnesota. He has the agency for the Great Northern railway lands, and also for an insurance company's lands in all parts of the state. In all he has control of 60,000 acres of fine land which is being put on the market at very cheap prices. Harry Dodge has gone to Morris, Minn., where he has already opened a local office. Mr. Grove has had printed 10,000 circulars advertising his list, and anyone who wants a cheap farm in a good state cannot do better than call on him. The Y. M. C. A. held some very successful meetings Saturday and Sunday. The state secretary, McGee, and the secretary of the Des Moines association, Peck, as well as J. N. Miller, railway engineer between Lake City and Sioux City were present. The local society now has 125 members, and between 40 and 50 are in the rooms every night reading and taking gymnastic exercises. The visitors praised the Algona society very highly. The Y. M. C. A. is a big and beneficial organization and its field of usefulness in Alffona will widen. The week of prayer will be observed by the churches in unison next week. A regular program of exercises has been arranged as follows: Rev. Southwell will lead Monday evening at the Baptist church, subject, " Humiliation and Thanksgiving;" Rev. Landis at Congregational church Tuesday evening, "The Church Universal;'" Rev. Innes Methodist church Wednesday evening, "Nations and Their Rulers, Rev. YetterPresbyterian church Thursday evening, " Foreign Missions;" Rev. Sinclair Baptist church Friday evening, "Home Missions;" Rev. Landis Congregational church Saturday evening, "Families and Schools." CUBE FOR HEADACHE. As a remedy for all forms of headache Electric Bitters has proved to be the very best. It effects a permanent cure, and the most dreaded habitual sick headaches yield to its influence. We urge all who are afflicted to procure a bottle and give this remedy a trial. In cases of habitual constipation Electric Bitters cures by giving the needed tone to the bowels, and few cases long resist the use of this medicine. Try it once. Large bottles only 50 cents at L. A. Sheetz' drug store. 3 THE DISCOVERY SAVED HIS LIFE. Mr. G. Cailleuette, druggist, Beavers- ville, 111., says: "To Dr. King's New Discovery I owe my life. Was taken with La Grippe and tried all the physicians for miles about, but of no avail and was given up and told I could not live. Having Dr. King's New Discovery in my store I sent for a bottle and began its use and from the first dose degan to get better, and af ter-using three bottles was up and about again. It is worth its weight in gold. We won't keep store or house without it." Get a free trial at Dr. L. A. Sheotz' drug store. 3 BUCKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE." The best salve iu the world for bruises, outs, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 35o a box. Sold by L. A, Sheetz. LOOK over our large line of capes and jackets before you buy, We have some big bargains. GEO. L, GALBRAITH & Co. MONEY to loan on town property and farms. Thos, F. Cooke.-Sltjanl Poland cblna Boars, Eight full'blood, Poland China boars for sale. Apply to A, J. McBain, Irv ington, ' ' \ _ \ AMONG THE ADYERTI8IJB8. Galbraith stands for good goods at lowest prices. The Northwestern shipped seven oars of stock last week from Algona, • Turkeysat nine cents are making lots of oats and porn bring a good price, Peter Purvis is having hie building papered and nicely fitted up for the restaurant, J, C, Anderson's Farmers' Exchange has some fine country eorghum at m cents a. gajlpn, and other lub bargains. . Wheat has been up to 64 cents the past week, now about 0S. Oats stay at 10 and porn also, begt 11, Wm is worth 57 ( barley 15, , E,hlej$ & Falkenhalner raffled off a medallion, a#er ofcrirt toiaature engine *nd trftlfl of cars actually operated by steam and running on ft circular track. JohnGoeders' store will be headquarters for bargains for 15 days. He is having a great clearing out sale of remnants, and purchasers can get goods at their own price while they last. BEAR SAWEP THE LOGS. Btrnnfce *ftle Of ft Wciddsttiftn and the fif* facts ol Mince Pie. "1 don't like to repeat a story abottt Sullivan county unless I kno-w it is true," said Phil Khmey. Mr. Kiniiey never tells a story except With the inbsfc serious countenance, •wiites a <Sorre i sporident of the New York Press. "A farmer," he said, "from Sbrest- burg was here recently, and lie told me of an experience he had out in the •woods, and I'll give up toy dinner if 1 don't think he told the truth. You see, he is one of those honest old fellows who drink hard cider around home. He says plain cider doesn's hurt him, but when he conies here he winks at me and says, 'Put a little in toy cider.' "Well, sir, lie was getting out railroad ties down where he lives. He uses in doing it one of those big, double handled cross cut saws. "Says he: 'I was a-sawin away out thar in the snow, with my little fox terrier nosin round in the bushes after jacks, when ho sudden like puts his tail twist them slender legs o' his'n and digs out fer hum. I kinder looked ' roiuid, but blessed ef I could set them eyes o' mine on euythiug out the ordinary. I kept on a-sawin till it gits time to cat my old woman's bits. " 'I set down on a log an ct away, an I sets the pail down when I was through, an I saved my mince pie fur a little later. I fell into a doze, an when I come to I waz half skairt outen my boots by a blasted big black bear sittin longsido an eatin my mince pie. I knew better'n to try to get up 'fore he could swat mo with his paw. So I sets still, a-shakin and a-ahiverin. Purty soon I heard them whistles a-blowing for 1 o'clock down in Port Jervis. Then the funniest part o' the hull business commenced. That they're bear jes' wipes his nose in the snow an goes over an ketches hold that saw and went to work. " 'By gosh I I wuz expectin that he would do some sort o' trouble to it, an it wuz the only saw I hed. But he didn't. He sawed off four or five logs jes' the right length, an then he saw the rest o' that tree wuz too small fer use as ties, an he looked round fer another tree. But there wuzn't none down, so he sets the saw up agin a tree an goes off.' "I said to him then," continued ; Phil, '' 'You better have a little more ' cider.' He took a big drink and then another. Then he says: 'Phil, I don't want you to laugh at me, but I went down there nex' day, an I cut down six trees, an I put two mince pies an the saw longside the first one an went an hid behind a tree. I waited till 2 o'clock, but that blasted bear never showed up.' " * '. Perils of a Joke In Germany. This story illustrates the perils of practical joking in Germany: Eighteen months ago four gentlemen of leisure from the Rhine country went to the kir- mess in Bullay. They rode about with a cabby and drank wine until they were | overtaken by the conditions of mind and body which accompany these performances at German festivals. Then they began to dispute with'the cabman as to the weight of his horse and cab. Eventually they offered him 60 pfen- nigs—or about 12 cents—a pound for the whole equipage. He accepted the offer. The horse and cab went on the scales and registered 8,000 pounds.' The whole outfit was wortH about $75, 'so the cabman hastened to surrender it and demand his 12 cents a pound, or $360 in all. The four gentlemen of leisure then protested that it was all a mistake, a joke, in fact, and they couldn't think of paying $860 for a $75 equipage. They went awt«y, but the cabman sent horse and cab after them by express 0. O. D. When the four gentlemen of leisure refused to follow the practical part of the joke farther, the cabman sued them. He carried on the case from court to court, in response to their appeals from each successive decision in his favor, and two weeks ago obtained the final jndg ment in his favor from, the high court of justice in Coblouz. The costs meantime had risen to $540, so the four gentlemen of leisure were ordered by the court to pay $900, all told. That is the total cost of the practical joke about the cabman's $75 outfit, excepting the private retain ers which, for the defense of the four jokers through the steady legal fight of a year and a half, are said to amount to about $600 more, The Bullay cabman has bought a pair and a victoria and has gone to Berli» to carry men with titles and spurs on their boots. ~!Tew York Sun, ' '•' • An Mftnd City, Greater New York consists of 4& is lands—'just as many as there are pow stars in our flag. It might be called the Island City, Bead the mantes of pome of the larger; J, Manhattan island, a, Long island. 8, Staten island, 4. Hart's isjand, 5. City island, 6. Biker's island- 1, North Brother's island. 8, South island. 9, Blacken's island. iO, Randall's island, U, Ward-'e island, 13, Roman's island- 18, Governor's Inland, ti Barren island- 16, Coney !* landr ones J» Marble HUJ, W e W Kiogsbndge, bjs been — J - by fee govern^ ' ' ' Jwte» And everything up to date* in the line of Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Af etics and Over shoes. Everything necessary ta keep your feet warm and dry. We solicit your patronage. Brownell & Allred, BOSTON BLOCK, ALGONA, TA. Repairing done neatly and shoes made to order. HOLIDAY GOODS. POCKET KNIVES, SCISSORS AND feHEARS, CARVING SETS, and SKATES A warranted Pocket Knife for 15 Cents. Call and get special low prices for the Holidays. J. W. Robinson. E AT HOBART With THORN & JONES. Ten bars of Soap ....Zoo \ Wash boards for..;• Ladies' and Children's Shoes, per pair Full line of Groceries, Dry Goods, and Hardware. .10o .50o FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Colleo tions made promptly, and a general hanking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INGHAM, President; J. B. JONES, Vice President; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrisohilles. Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL. ... $50,000 AMBROSE A. CALL President D. H. HUTCHINS Vice President WM. K. FERGUSON.. Cashier 0. D. SMITH Asst. Cabliier Directors—D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, B. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson: Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. Algona State Bank. Offleera and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Qeo. Li. Galbralth, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS. ^"Interest paid on time deposits. GKHO. CL CLAJLJL- Six per cent Interest on Time Deposits for money left three months or more. Money always on hand to loan on first mortgages, second mortgages, and good collaterals. Notes bought. ALGONA, IOWA, The Algona Deposit & Loan Assn. wm GUARANTEE Call at offices for particulars, . 8 - Offices over Algona State Bank PER GENT, interest ©XT WMMES INSURANCE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.- Offlce over Algona State Bank, Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford. Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rookford of Rookford, Scientific American Aflenoy for oti»Yik5& vll1l>u wtlon and fgpSiW Wte 8?*' & CO.. ««1 BuqiPWAT, NSW ¥r— ure«u (or securii •—••- - • GIEO, M, BAILEY, Legal Blanks , Leas'es., OfWbQrSfeareRWt, Real. Estate Contrapts, Bill of Sale, Chttel es o ae, Chattel Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mor Grass Leases, , Satisfaction of Mortgage, Grass Leases, Notes, A (all stock oi these are kept Qosst&ntly 90 han.4 fWd IP;, .sole by the flo?ep, M»are<J, 9* M IftrgwquftatJtlw, aj The Upper te Moto'l JOB PRINTING HOUSE,

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