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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 13, 1931
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John Schumacher Gets Big Contract. Bancroft Register: The Franklin county board of supervisors reld a meeting and contracts for gravel surfacing 78 miles of roads were let. The winning bids were submitted by George IS. Sargent, who was awarded a contract for 18^4 miles at a bid price of $8,624.42. The Perguson-Diehl Construction Company, of Dana, was given the contract for 21% miles at an estimated cost of $10,648 and for 16% miles at & cost of $9,108.78. John Schumnch «r of Bancroft bid $7,076.50 on 19 miles and was given the contract. Mr. Schumacher shipped his equip ment to Hampton from this place Hi lotter part of the week and expectet to be ready for work on his contrac early the first of this week. He ex pected to complete the entire job b the flrst of June. Williams Has Best Grade in History. In the results of the academic tests In last week's Upper Des Moines-Re- publlcan the name of Bob Williams was unintentionally omitted ns receiving the highest in American History. He received 96 per cent in this subject. Peter B. Kyno The Upper Peg Moines-ftepublican. May 13, 1931 LEAKY ROOFS Cost You MONEY! I Let us give von an estimate on re-roofing- your home. We use all local labor. j $ Just phone 256. Botsford Lumber Co* / M. J. POOL, Mgr. Algona, Iowa. THE STORY CHAPTKn I.—Hiram Butterworth. rnl>or nn,t skinflint, declrtd to ls«r« hi* illg-eurn fortune to Elmer Clarke, n Poor ynunir nephetr, who knows nothing- about Ms luck. Butterworth tj<l* Al>«plom McPeake. his Un-rer. of n forty years asro In ivhlch h* timl swindled n man out of $40.000 nnd nrrnnsres for the payment of the M. with Interest. Then Butterworth >.« Miildenly. Elmer, at hlii home In Iimrcitos. Calif., hears of his uncl*'i death, but not of his leirncy. (Contniucd from Last Wednesday.) RUPTURE EXPERT HERE C. P. Redlich, Minneapolis, Minn,, will demonstrate without charge his unequalled method in Algona, Tuesday, May 2t! at the Algona Hotel from ten a. -m., to 4 p. m. -Mr. c. P. Redlich says: The "Perfect Retention Shields" hold the rupture perfectly, no matter what position the body assumes or how heavy a weight you lift. They give instant relief and contract the opening in a remarkably chort time. The secret of their success is in their simplicity. An expertly adusted device .•seals the opening without discomfort or •detention from work. It is practically .everlasting, sanitary, comfortable and :actually holds ruptures which heretofore were considered uncontrollable. Stomach troubles, backache and constipation, nearly always a consequence of rupture, promptly disappear. Bring your children. According to statistics, 95 per cent recover bv our method. NOTICE: All whom we have treated during the past ten years are invited to come In for a free inspection. HOME OFFICE: 535 Boston Block, Minneapolis, Minn. 48-49 | "Old Safety First," MoPenke repented. "I'll hnve your will ready In nn hour. Stay where you nre." Within (lip hour Hiram Riitterworth had slfrnoil his last will nnd testament. He carried n copy of the document away with him and left the orlslnnl with his lawyer. On the first of the following month he received from Absolom McPeake a hill for fifty dollars for professional services drawing will. "The dirty, cheap, two-for-a-cent Ipfral Jackal," he raved to his man Bunker. "Sentiinir me a bill for drnw- ins my will after nil I've done for him." He telephoned Immediately to Absolom McPeake nnd told the latter in lurid lanprunge exactly what he thought of him. "You're a dirty robber!" the old man shrieked. "I'll change my will this very day, I'll lonrn you—" He was terribly angry—so nngrr, In fact, that he quite forgot the advice for which he had paid so heavily to six henrt specialists. Ho mumbled incoherently Into the transmitter, then let it fall with n crash which wns not lost on the lawyer at his end of the !!ne. Then, very faintly, McPeake icnrd him say: "0 God! Forgive me! I'm dying—dy—" When McPeake reached his client's place of business he found Hiram Butterworth stretched out on the grimy, uncarpeted floor of his private office. He was quite dead. Bun-ker, a gray-haired, gray-faced, meek, cowed- looking little man, was sitting In a chair across the room watching the dead man. He looked up as McPenke entered and a smile illumined his gray face, for he was free at last. "The old man's heart went back on him," Bunker explained. "He's dead and although I've worked for him nearly thirty years I can't say I'm sorry. 1 "Vfttl Atll-vViJ. 4-«. I.—. _1 _ _• n . _ mer disclosed the Tontehts of flf teleprnm. "\Vhnt disposition are you going to make of the body, Elmer?" she In quired. "I feel like wiring McPeake to send the old man's cnrcnss to a medical col lego for dissection. In order Hint nt the finish It mlpht be said of him thai once he accomplished something constructive, something for the benefit of the world In which he had his being." "Oh, please don't do that, Elmer I" "Oh, of course not, Nellie. He was my mother's brother, even if he was a henrtless old skinflint. I suppose he died penniless for nil his miserly thrift, or his lawyer would not have wired me as he did. I'll send McPeake a nlgtit letter and Instruct him to give the old man a plain, decent Christian burial, the expense of which shall not exceed one hundred and fifty dollars, and to draw on me at sight for the same. For mother's sake I can't have the old man burled In Potter's field. Nellie patted Elmer Clarke's hand. "I'm glad you're going to do the right thing by him, even if he didn't deserve It." They went to the band concert and when they parted nt Nellie's front gate Elni'.-r held her hand longer than seemed necessary. v "Nellie, my dear, you're a great comfort to me," he snld very seriously, apropos of nothing. "I like to think that some day when my ship conies In—" He checked himself, and aftor a pause added: "But then It will , never come In until I sail In It, so : what's the use dreaming until I know my dreams can come true?" "Elmer," the girl replied, "within a week your ship Is going to come In. I feel It in my bones—somewhat nfte the fashion of old men who Imv to The conclusion tliat ft must be Ms lawn mower. Elmer wag the only householder In his block who owned a lawn mower which was kept In excellent running order. CHAPTER III Yon ought to be glad. Bunker. In fact, you will be glad when I tell vou that his will, which I drew two weeks ago, provides a specific bequest to you of ten thousand dollars." "Ten thousand! Ten thousand 1" the old clerk repeated, in crescendo. "Why, he— he— he promised me for years that he'd leave me a hundred thousand. I've devoted my life to that man and all I ever got for it was abuse and a bare living. And now lie — he's betrayed me!" Bunker's form quivered and two tears coursed slowly down his lined cheeks. "My wife will feel badly about this," he quavered. "She was sort of figuring on it. Well, what can't be cured must be endured, I suppose." McPeuke went back to his office. Two hours luter, In Pllarcltos, Calif., Klmer Clarke received the following telegram: "Muscatine, Iowa, "August 1, 1924. "Tour uncle, Hiram Butterworth, died suddenly here today. Please wire disposition of body. I was your uncle's attorney during his lifetime, and am named executor of his estate. "A. McPeake, Federal Trust Blrlg." This Information was received by Elmer Clarke half an hour before his departure for the home of his heart's desire, whom he planned to escort that evening to the municipal liond concert in tliejjlaza. Tojhls young lady El- 'I'd Get Into Business for Myself of Course," He Replied. rheumatic twinges just before the flrst rains. Wouldn't it be wonderful, Elmer, if your Uncle Hiram died with just scads of money and left it all to you? You have never met him, have you, Elmer?" "No, and I have never desired to." "Elmer, If the unexpected should happen and you should receive a substantial sum from your uncle's estate, what would you do?" He looked down at her very soberly and seemed about to answer her question without the hesitation which almost Instantly he developed. He bit his lip and sighed. "I'd get Into business for myself, of course," he replied. The girl nodded soberly and he had a vague suspicion that his answer had been a disappointment, for she withdrew her hand and said good night. CHAPTER II WWVWWVTWWUV I Bargains in Used Cars 1930 Chevrolet coupe # 1930 coupe Buick coupe, 4 pass. 1920 Dodge sedan Dodge touring Chevrolet truck with grain box. 1929 Chevrolet coach 1927 Fowl tudor One Ford pick-up box. Two truck platform bodies, Gx8 ft. and 0x9 ft. to fit one ton and iy 2 ton trucks. One Sunstrand adding machine in good shape, $30 - See the New Chevrolet Cabriolet and the 157 inch New Truck • Phone 200 A in-™ T Algona, Iowa. *wvwwwwvwww^^ Airs. Matilda Bray, familiarly known in Pliarcltos as Old Lady Bray, who came on duty at seven o'clock a. m. to handle the night letters arriving at the Pllarcltos telegraph office, closed her key, sat back and read with interest the message she had Just received for Elmer Clarke. "Will wonders never cease!" the good soul murmured—and reached for the telephone. When it responded she asked to have Miss Nellie Cathcart called to the telephone. A long wait; then Miss Nellie said "Hello." "Nellie! Whnt do you suppose has happened? This is Mrs. Bray of the telegraph oflice speaking. Elmer Clarke's uncle, Hiram Butterworth, died back In Iowa yesterday. You knew that didn't you?" "Yes, Mrs. Bray." "Well. Just this minute I took a night letter from a lawyer, directed to ready, Elmer, come down to the bank nn' see me. I'll K | ve you a loan of five thousand on your property in C street nn'—or—" Old Ansel's face took on a linrrled, fjuestlns look. "You pretty sure yon can git by on live thousand, Klmcr? I wouldn't bite- off more'n J -.'ould chow If I was you, .starlin' OIK, but—or—" "Well, I n.-ally ought to have ten thousand. I h:ive twenty-five him- dri-i] in your savings department." "If you'll put that Uvcnty live hundred Into thy venture, by gravy that'll .show confidence in your enterprise, ICIim.-r, nn' I'll glv<: you an open credit of twenty-five hundred more. That's fair, ain't it?" '•-More tli.'in fair, Mr. Moody. I'm afraid I was a little, hasty with .you that day, and this morning, but then—" Old Ansel raised u deprecating hand. "Don't mention It, Elmer. A feller's bound to make mistakes. I've made 'em myself. Come see. mo when you're ready to shoot," ami with a friendly wave of his hand he was off to open his little red-brick bank for the business of tho day. At the corner of Main and D streets Hov. Claude Goodfellow met Elmer, ' with a broad smile of brotherly love and appreciation. Ho cut around Koverend Goodfellow and continued on his way. Before he had reached B street ha had been accosted by four men and two women with whom he was not particularly well acquainted—certainly not friendly. And he could not help noticing tliat they had gone out of their way to speak to him kindly and shake hands. They had never done that before, so Elmer wondered what he had that they wanted and eventually Elmer reached the Smoke Shoppe fifteen minutes Inte. Heretofore Sam Raskins hnd never failed to mark his assistant's rarely committed crime of tardiness. On such occasions Mr. Has- klns WKS wont to cough loudly and look at Elmer. Then he would look nt the clock, cough again and look back at Elmer. This morning, however, he varied his custom by crying joyously: "Well, how's tricks with the old sol dler this morning? Sleep well las night? Must have or you wouldn' be fifteen minutes late. Well, reckon vou enrn It, Elmer, if anybody does. 1 And he dealt Elmer a hearty and affectionate blow between the shoulder blades. Elmer sighed. He wished that Sam Hasklns hnd not done that He had planned to say: "Well, Sam, take a good long, satis fylng look, because It's the last in your repertoire. I'm giving you two weeks' notice, Sam. I'm going Into this business for myself. ... If you will kindly step aside, Snm, I'll phone for the ambulance." "I'm sorry, Mr. Hnsklns, thnt I'm Inte," ho mumbled confusedly. "I started In time, but nil the people In town thnt never come to the Smoke Shoppe hnd to stop me nnd talk a minute. Anything new?" "Not a thing," Mr. Hnsklns lied blithely. From under the cigar counter Elmer produced a bundle of clean cheesecloth; one by one he took boxes of cigars from the shelves, dusted them carefully nnd replaced them, pausing from time to time to greet n customer nnd serve him. Presently, looking up from his task, he saw Nellie Cathcart standing on the edge of the sidewalk In front of the Smoke Shoppe looking In nt him in a manner that brought n wnrm, comfortable glow to his heart. He cnme out of the Smoke Shoppe nnd greeted her with a cheery: "Hello, Nellie, old dear. How are you this morning? You look wonderful." Nellie Cathcart was a golden blond •a real blond, if you know what is meant by that—and she hnd very dark eyebrows nnd wide, beautiful dark blue eyes beneath a wide, beautiful white brow overlooking a sweetly wistful patrician face. Her One, even teeth wer« exposed as she carelessly favored Elmer with a million-dollar smile. "Well, Elmer?" she queried. "Well, Nellie?" he echoed. "You're keeping something from me, Elmer." "If I am, Nellie, I what It Is. Do you?" "Well, I've heard, Elmer, that Unc! Hiram Butterworth has left you a mil lion dollars." "Interesting if true, Nellie. Th stories that are circulated In this town and gain credence are unbelievable However, Nellie, I have got some new for you, and you can believe this That human icicle Ansel Moody stopped me on the street half an hour ago and told me he'd accept my application for five thousand and give me an open credit for twenty-five hundred more I'm going up at noon to close my lease on H. Wasservogel's old butcher shop.' Nellie came closer to Elmer and took each lapel In her little brown hands. "Elmer," she warned, "beware the Greeks when they come bringing gifts. Do not accept that loan and do not treat for that lease today. Please!" "Why?" "I don't think you ought to. Today is not the day for you to discuss anything with anybody—even with me." "Have you been going In for astrology, Nellie?" "No, but the little birds tell me things." "I had an impression that In Pllar- cltos that was the prerogative of old hens," he replied. "Very well Nellie, Elmer, of course, and Uncle Hiram's will has been opened and Elmer's been left a million dollars! Do you hear me, Nellie? A million dollars! Isn't it wonderful, Nellie?" "I'm very happy at Elmer's good fortune, Mrs. Bray." "Elmer's good fortune!" Old Lady Bray practically shrieked the words, "What about your good fortune?" "Have you Just received the message over the wire, Mrs. Bray?" Nellie Cathcart's voice was calm. "This very minute!" "Well, then, Mrs. Bray, why not send the telegram to Elmer immediately and permit him to be the one to tell the world of his good fortune? 1 "But I thought—why—I—I thought you'd want to know It first—" "I fear you think too much about other people's business, dear Mrs. Bray." The telephone clicked; Nellie Cathcart bad hung up. "Miserable, ungrateful little cat," snarled Old I.ady Bray, nnd Immediately called U<!V. Mr. Claude Oood- fellow, pastor of the First Christian church, of which Elmer Clarke's mother—now deceased—had been a mem CHRYSLER )UC CHRYSLER SIX SEDAN «93 y i CHRYSLER EIGHT SEDAN 01529 Joyously Different PERFORMANCE Step into a New Chrysler Sk or a Chrysler Eight and drive a few miles. You'U acquire new views about performance. You'll understand why we say, "Drive a Chrysler and enjoy the difference." A Chrvsler— any Chrysler—is delightfully different from other can. A Chrysler is more awake, more alive, quicker in response, more facile in suiting its pace to match your mood. fine big Six with a i i6-inch wheelbase; a heavy double-drop frame; a 7o-horsepower engine and safety bodies of steel. The Chrysler Eight—in addition to its distinguished appearance, low center of gravity and safety bodies of steel construction — u notable for its Multi-Range four- speed transmission with Dual High gears. T for the open road. Both high gears are of a patented internal-mesh type—which makes it possible for you to shift from one to the other in the twinkling of an eye, at any car speed, and without dashing. And all Chryslers, at all speeds, give you a fine sense of security, a feeling of perfect control — due to the quick, sure action of Chrysler internal hydraulic brakes, always self-equalizing. „, • -wo high gears instead of one _ „ W^^^t 8 ^^ -^g^SKfiashingsprmtii* "<& a Ch£fa^*/ «^y th like the smart Chrysler Eight- a city driving and another high gear difference. #885 to £935 • CHRYSLER STRAIGHT BIGHT S1495 to $1665 £1245 to #1295 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL EIGHT. #2745 to £»145 Allprictsf. o. b. factory <Cu»tomModel«,$Jl50to £3173) .—. . '165 CHRYSLER SIX . CHRYSLER "70" . Phone 523 KLAMP AUTO CO. Sales and Service by Simmons Bros. Algona, Iowa, don't know ber. To "Mr. "Goodfellow "Old Liuly Bray—In confidence this time—related the news of what she termed Elmer Clarke's windfall. Mr. Goodfellow promised to respect her confidence and immediately returned to the breakfast told his wife and eldest table and daughter. Five minutes later his eldest daughter Alice telephoned Ansel Moody, president and sole owner of the Pilarcltos Commercial Trust & Savings bank. Mr. Moody was the treasurer at her father's church, and as a backer he would naturally be Inter ested in the prospect of a new account of such magnitude. Moreover Miss Alice was Ansel Moody's housekeeper and was aware that some months previous Elmer Clarke had approached her employer with a proposition to lend him five thousand dollars on his house and lot in C street. At the time old Ansel had turned a cold ear to the request nnd Elmer had left the bank disappointed and angry. Now old Ansel told Alice she was a sharp girl and as she hung up the receiver she was aflutter with the prospect of a salary raise. Immediately upon hearing from Alice Goodfellow, Ansel Moody telephoned to Old Lady Bray and ordered her to withhold delivery of the telegram to Elmer Clarke for one hour. The banker was the telegraph company's principal customer and Old Udy Bray would have trembled for her position had she failed to obey his (To be Continued) A Correction. In last week's writeup of the opening of the Misbach clothing store, It was stated that it was the Kraft store which was to open up. Owing to the fact that we have written the words, "Kraft-Misbach" so often and for so long it is hard to get used to the new name. The new name is the Misbach Clothing company. Joe Misbach has been in business in Algona for over thirty years, and now his two sons, Leighton and Lawrence are associatec with him. BOARD PROCEEDINGS Auditor's office, April 29, 1931.— Board of supervisors of Kossuth county met pursuant to adjournment with all members present. Motion by Punnemark and second by McDonald that bid of P. S. Norton & Son, for one car load of Green River coal at $7.15 per ton May delivery and )id of Fred Anderson for one car load Iowa coal at $5.65 per ton September delivery ,is hereby accepted. Ayes: all. Motion by Morris and second by leiken that construction bond of Bauck Construction Company fof $15,885.00 nd construction bond of J. V. Elbert for $7000.00 is hereHy approved. Ayes: all. Motion by Heiken and second by Punnemark that bond of Henry Zingg, constable for $500.00 is hereby anprov- d. Ayes: all. On motion board adjourned to one ''clock p. m. One o'clock p. m. board of super- risors met pursuant to adjournment with all members present. This being the time for hearing objections as to establishment of following Secondary Road Districts, objections heard and discussed orally. On motion by Punnemark and second by Morris that the following Secondary Road districts be established as reported by engineer: Secondary roads Nos. 34-64A-116-U19-J127-128-1361-137-142-16& and 157 except as to SEW, Sec. 19-9427; Sec. Nos, 158-159-160-161-162-163164-165-166-167-168-169-170-171-172-173 -174-175-176-177-178-179. Ayes: all. (See record for resolution.) Motion by Morris, and second by Heiken that the 13th day of May, 1931. at ton o'clock a. m. Is hereby fixed as time for receiving bids for gravelling Secondary Road Nos. 34-64A-68-116- 119-127-128-136-137-142-156-157-158-159 -160-161-161-163-164 -165-166-167-168169-170.-171'-172-173-'174-175-176-177-178 -179. Ayes: all. On motion board adjourned to nine o'clock a. m. May 5, 1931. BERTHA E. JOHNSON, County Auditor. GEO. L. MILLER BUILDING CONTRACTOR We Build Model Houses Estimates Furnished, Phone 753 610 South Dodge St. Algona, Iowa, 43-W HOW TO GET HELIEF FROM STOMACH TROUBLE Stomach sufferers will find relief and correction of their disorders though the use of Pfunder's Tablets. There is a high grade, ethical-minded druggist in your city (name below) who has taken the time and the interest to post himself on the merits of Pfunder's Tablets and who has a host of users right in your city to whom he can readily refer you. Pfunder's is a highly ethical preparation, compounded expressly for the relief and correction of stomach ailments, such as gastric hyperacidity, sour stomach, gas disturbances, bloating, belching, heartburn, bad breath (halitosis), loss of appetite and broadly speaking, all of those stomach and intestinal ills due to or accompanied by jjcldty or food fermentation. Puther information, explanation of the liberal guarantee and an interesting Pfunder booklet may be secured at Lusby's Drug Store, exclusive agent in Algona. A M4. m S^ j|i! 1 !;:!::':: SptMHl tell you IIOAV to** of your Special Hoover Offer while the Hoover men are here DOWN for a New Hoover and dusting tools—balance monthly Phone for Appointment! The Hoover cleaning experts are in town. They represent the greatest cleumiig-rescur: h laboratories in the country—thos* of The Hoover Company, Now is the time to »jet some really helpful, first-hand information on rug cleaning and dusting. And it's the time to get a New Hoover tool While these factory experts are here, we mre making an exceptional offer on either model of the New Hoover. If you core to see one of ithe machines in operation, ask the factory man to demonstrate it. He will «ladly do so. A ph-jne call will bring one of these authorities to your home- absolutely without obligation on your part. Free Hoover Inspection If you already own a Hoover, one of the factory men will inspect it—/ree. Repairs or replacement parts will be made a* moderate prices, W. H. Horan Electric! Company AT.«rVKTA T/YTirA *^ * ALGONA, IOWA.

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