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Oelwein Register (Newspaper) - November 20, 1907, Oelwein, Iowa VOL 17 OELWEIN FAYETTfi COUNTY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOV 20 1907 Established in 1880 The reason some people have money to burn is simply because they dont burn it Honestly Now wouldnt a girl of nineteen look like a premature fossil in the same dress that a woman of forty would wear And isnHt just as illogical for a young fellow of the same age to choose a suit or overcoat meant for a man of forty There isnt a store anywhere even in a town 3 or 4 times as large Oelwein that carries a better line of Suits and Overcoats for young men than Make us prove this statement by coming in and have us SHOW YOU before mak ing your purchase Thanksgiving one week from THURSDAY You ought to tog for that day OLOTTMtS The gentlemanly clerk in a promi nent Oelwein hotel dearly loves to wear a resplendent vest THREW that will astonish the UP HIS natives and incident HANDS ally the travelling pub lic When in the city a month ago u well known accident insurance man told Harry that he would have him beat on his next trip and he has made good He caiue into town Wednesday evening und when he siened up he wore a green vest with yellow folderols embroidered all over t that was a peach and an attraction hat you would notice a block Harry gazed at the garment but said nothing iVhen the insurance Juan came down o breakfast Thursday morning he wore a vest that appeared entirely different It was sky blue with azure decorations that would almost stop a ime piece Harry threw up his hands and remarked that it was on him all right The insurance man informs us hat he had his wife make him a re versible wescot so that all he bas to do is to turn the blamed thing and he blossoms out in a change It is a swell thing with hand embroidered dufunnys on it W D Carpenter the head of Car penters Orchestra was in the city Tuesday forenoon and renewed bis allegiance PLAYS to The Register In 260 conversation with him TIMES it was learned that His orchestra has already played for 235 terpsichorean events during the vear of 1907 and their bookings will make it over 260 before the end of the year He already has a large number of en gagements slated for 1908 and it looks as though next vear will be even better for his business than the present year This indicates two things That the orchestra rills the bill in an acceptable manner and that the young folks en dancing as well now as they did TERSE TOWN TALES OR CRISP CURRENT COMMENT The board of education at Cedar Falls has decided that the teachers in the public schools of TEACHERS that city must refrain AND from attending dances DANCING during the months they are engaged to teach It is presumed that the board concludes that the teachers are to make the pu pils do the dancing with a strap or a hicKory whip as an inducer A similar resolution was passed by the board of education in this city some years ago It seems that sometimes teachers be dance road and attend every hoe down in town on the slightest provoca ion As a result they do not ginger up to buslintss thenext dav and the boys and girls are apt to take advan tage of their instructor Its a fact that a person cannot dance all night and teach school all day and do both jobs successfully One job or the other will be slighted they are both too strenuous for the average person to ac complish in twentyfour hours In conversation with Mayor Hanson it is learned that while the city park dam is completed by the contractors and acLAKE cepted by the city the OELWEIN water of the Otter is SKATING still allowed to flow nnvexed to the great river This has been rendered necessary by the un finished condition of the filter beds tie stated however that it is probable that within ten days the dam gate wil be shut so that a lafee will be backed up in time for Jack Frost to provide the young peoyle with a big out of doors skating rink the coming winter It will make a splendid place for skat ing parties afternoons and evenings If you never took your best girl to an evening skating party on the ice you have missed a whole lot of life And if you are over forty and dont feel as kinky as you did twenty years ago you would enjoy an evening whirl on Lnke Oelwein next month A G KRAFT MOURNED BY MANY FRIENDS Among Whom He Has Resided for The Past Twenty Years A Good Citizen Gone joy twenty years ago engagements in a some you know Two hundred sixty year is travelling Some time ago The Register stated that Oelwein is the only place of that name in Uncle Sams THERE IS dominions and several BUT ONE have expressed a doubt OELWEIN as to the matter Some one said that there is a whistling station or something of the sort in the Texas panhandle bearing the name of Oelwein That may be true but by reference to the list of postoffices in the American re public it is learned that Oelwein is the only pebble on the postal other words thereis no other postoffice namedOtlwein so that a tatter written in South Africa Siberia Iceland or any other land and addressed Oel wein U S A will reach this city without anv peradventure A country exchange containing the following interesting news item Mrs Ann Srnitn had four dozen eggs froze EGOS on bar last week To FROZE ON which an esteemed con HER temporary inquires How cold was Ann This is a fair sample of some of the expressions that are used in daily conversation It must be very difficult for a foreigner to learn the idioms of common conver sation lust why the on her is used in the above one would be at loss to determine Taking it literally Ann is a very cold blooded woman and the conclusion would be that Anns tem perature was below the freezing point If this state of afiaiis continues it will i jj Ann l Uoa fconi The passing of A G Kraft was en tirely unexpected by his many friends in the city and it came as a bolt from a clear sky to bis relatives and friends He was seemingly one of the most robust men in the city and when Monday forenoon it was said that Al Kraft was dying it carce as a personal sorrow to many of the citizens of Oel wein A G Kraft was born in Fairbank Iowa November 4 1864 and was therefore but a few days past forty three years of age at the time of his demise He made his home near Fair bank on a farm till he moved to Oel wein in the fall of 1887 acd with the exception of a year this has been his home during the entire twenty years He has bean active in business as a contractor and builder and has ac quired a competence September 12 188C he was united in marriage to Miss Mary R Geiser and to this union were born six children of whom five survive him Alma Carlton Ethel Mary and John A daughter Vera proceeded him in death on July 26 1903 Beside the wife and five children he is survived Dy his parents Mr and Mrs Fred eri k Kraft of Waterloo three broth ers Ed and Charles of Fairbank Fred of Los Aneeles California and a sister Mrs Paul Wagner of Free port 111 Two brothers of Mrs Kraft lharles Geiser of Cedar Falls and Mart Geiser of New Hampton are in the city to assist their sister in her trouble The last services will occur from the home Wednesday at 1 p m and from the Christian church at Eleven years aeo Mr Kraft united with the Christian church and he has been a deacon of that denomination for a number of Forthe past four years be has been a member of the city council from the Second ward and has taken an active part in the govern ment of the city Only A Few Days More to Thanksgiving Let us help you to dress up for Thanksgiving We have the right kind of Suits and the nifty kind the tailors copy Just satisfy us on a few garments It is a pleasure to show such clothing We are the exclusive sellers in this city of CHA5 KAUFMAN BROS and WOODHULL GOQDALE BULL Hand tailored the right prices Cluett Monarch Shirts are the best in the market in cut fii and to lined ribbed all wool etc at all prices50c to Also a big line of Union Underwear to select from at to Hats Caps Collars Ties etc to the galore For workingmen the BEST Duck and Cordury Coats and Overcoats Flannel or Sheep lined at the lowest prices COME ARE LOOKING FOR YOU The Daylight Store Kone Better None Cheaper J M HAUSNER BUYS BON TOHJNTEREST And is Now a Partner of Cressy Preston in That Popular Establishment soon be reported that Ann to kingdom come has Thanksgiving Linen Sale Every day until Thanksgiving Special Prices on Everything in Linens New Dress Skills thai are Right in Price Style and QualitySpecial orders taken at same prices Panamas Voiles Browns Grays and Blues at Coats Special Values in For Ladies at 75O 10OO 1650 For Girls 598 698 For Children at 238 298 398 The ECONOMY DRY GOODS CENTER ORY GOODS OELWEIN IOWA MRS BROWN PASSED AWAY SUNDAY A M The death of Mrs J Brown great shock to many of her neighbors and friends She passed away at the hospital in Waverlv ac 3 a m Sunday morning after undergoing an operation Saturday evening Hattie Storter was born October 10 1835 and was sixtytwo years 1 month and 7 days of age She came here twentyfive years ago and was married to Mr Werner to this nniou was born a child who died in infancy Mrs Warner had a daughter Miss Hattie Warner who survives her mother In 1897 Mrs Warner was united in marri age to Mr Joseph Brewn who died a little over a year ago Mrs Brown was taken sick a weeK ago Every thing was done known to medical skill She was taken to Waverly for an oper ation Saturday afternoon but it was of no avail an i she breatbed her last Sunday morninz at 3 oclock Mrs Browns affiliations with the Episcopal church were very close for many years She was a woman of noble character a kind and loving friend to all wtooin she knew Her friends weie cumbered by her acquaintances Besides the kind and loving daughter she leaves to mourn her death two sisters Mrs C S nenberg and Mrs Shilling of this city and one brother in the old country The luneral will be held at St Marys Episcopal church Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock and tbe services will be conducted by her pastor Rev Thos Cassadv The ie luaius will be laid in Oakland ceme tery Mr Brown will be missed bv all who know her Sympathy is express ed to the bereaved family in their hour of bereavement A deal was consumated Monday fore noon by which J M Hansner of In dependence acquired the interest of Einmet Edom in the Bon Ton and be came a partner of Cressy Preston in the business Mr Hausner is a travel ling man and will probably continue on the road for a few weeks leaving the business to be conducted by Mr Preston Later he will locate here and make Oelwein his home He is a young business man whom Oelwein people will be glad to welcome to the city As stated elsewhere Mr Edom has gone away for the purpose of en gaging ifi the moving picture business For Sale 500 acres of good farming land in the Red River Valley Minnesota this land must be sold Also 160 acres in Rock county Nebraska For par ticulars enquire of 4wtf L A DAILEY Adrnr THE WAY TO ENFORCE 18 TO ENFORCE In a letter on this page Mr Rankin of state marshal fame states his ob jections to granting to the governor the discretion remove prosecuting attorneys and sheriffs The friends of law enforcement by the state have con sidered that and rejected it he says A system of state marshals will be far more effective in his judgment But why go to the trouble of chang ing our system for either state mar shals or removable sheriffs and pro secuting attorneys when in Minne sota it has been held that it is the business of the attorney general not only to take steps to remove sheriffs and attorneys but all officers who neglect or refuse to enforce the law In Minnesota without waiting for the legislature the saloons of St Paul and Minneapolis have been shut on Sun days and u til it nas been shown that the Minnesota supreme court decision is wholly inapplicable in Iowa why not fall back on the law as therein expounded The saloons can be made law abid ing ia Iowa in the next four weeks with the power the state has It may be advisable to change the law enforc ing machinery when the legislature meets but that is no reason for spend ing another year making the humiliat ing confession that Iowa has for fifty years had a system of government that permitted anarchy to go unchecked It is not necessary to impeach the statesmanship of Iowa in that fashion The law can be enforced now There should not be an openly defiant saloon in this state at the opening of the new year And if there is there will be no other issue in next years Register and Leader The Oldest Hide Wool and Fur House in the Northwest is that of D BERGMAN COMPANY of St Paul This firm began business in a 1 way in 1867 and which has grown until they are now the Largest House in this line in the Northwest On account of the enormous increase of their business it was necessary to secure new quarters and the last year they erected in St Panl the largest most modern and best equipped build ing for their line of business in tha United States They have private trackage upon which five cars can be loaded or unloaded at the same time and the building has a capacity of fifteen million pounds and is so con structed that they can handle promptly and at the smallest expense thus giving shippers prompt cash re turns and the highest market prices When shipping your HIDES WOOL or FURS remember this firm if yen want top market prices and immediate cash returns Market letter and shipping tags with full instructions for shipments will be sent on request w r A Surprise Party Friday evening a company of about fifty of the G A R and W R C gave Mr and Mrs Dewey a royal sur prise The was spent in games and music also a gu ssing con test at which Mrs Starr won the first nrbei aivl Mr Nourso the necond An elaborate lunch was served by the ladies after which they adjourned de claring Mr and Mrs Dewey unal en tertainers MEAa farm loans tit per cent see Hardy Son Special Showing of Cloaks This Week Our Stock of Cloaks is now at its best It will pay you to come and see the kind of Cloaks we are showing The best cloaks in Oelwein tor the price and every garment sold is backed by our guarantee satisfaction or your money back It is safe to trade here And for good goods you cant beat our prices j
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