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   Spirit Lake Beacon (Newspaper) - February 3, 1899, Spirit Lake, Iowa                                BPIEfT IAKS DIOKIN80N COUNTY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 1H9J TIME TABLES IRAN BIAKEY r MOUTH ttMMv k Kvifiri AuiittHY ttbown atiove wilfcwry provided wltli A PALMEK AfCM n H M I B M AKKIVB Milwaukee Ml red ISiirtp N Mined ssiup M Live attack WE PAY CASH FOR HIDES lled p C J P ETFBON Agent C B FOUNTAIN M D Physician and Surgeon H A Mlllern m ut vi m TeltjUiiiiv SPIKIT LAKB Office open from T Rent IOWA DR J B STAIR Physician and Surgeon Special attention given to diseased of women cliques All promptly attended Oroce over UickinMoi OountyBanlt Tele Li residenrr SPIKIT IAKS IOWA U S ExtfBliiof Surjtoa DR PEARSON Homeopathic Physician Chronic Cant a Specialty Residence ald ultice on North Forrest Street 0R A f MERRILL Resident Dentist OIHce uver Dickinson Cimity Bank Office tnte fur Imsi ness every day except Mondays CJra liiatr liiu Surirery SPIRIT IAKK IOWA W P JACOBS Oculist Optician SPJRIT LAKE IOWA j PermaniMily lueatetl Even fitter by the latent unit nils Examination Iree faction ruaratiteed Office over H A Millers store Give me a call when In need of to my line HAVIXG HAD OVBB Tiiirty Years Experience i optical T am prepared to a id lit the eye on acicntnic Examination CARLTON BROS ABSTRACTS TITLE 1 FURNISHED AND Titles Examined We are making a specialty of abstract busi ness All unleri will receive prompt mod care ful attention SPIRIT LAKE IOWA GEO II FLMt Attorney at Law TIMES OK HOLDING COURT February H1S9S UctiiberK lsfti May a H9H December IOWA L E FRANCIS Attorney at Law Will practice in State and Federal Coora Cullevtions iriven pnxiipt attemiiwi All fandu M Mwn unwn up 2u duurweni of Beacon LAKH OWA H B DOOLITTLE CO Of all Kinds A of your patronage Is earnestly to liclte He will spare no pains to please Highest Cash Prices Paid For Hides Spirit take 8f or on VUNK ILnCKKMT OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER A Old Story Upper Des I the cnrlbi ties of his tory tbe curious are the reasons that have been t one time and another for not doioc t big thing in a big When Iowa was to be ad mitted as ft state wive men seriously objected to going beyond the Des Moines river for a western boundary became tbe conn try between the Des mod Miwoqri part of the Ainerican desert Ewn John Pul1 at the couple of ntilta away On nMfcta him he found a ready helper started at tinoe with his teams to hint out of his trouble On reaching this was readily accompUnbed Mr Coffin was very grateful and wMted to pay the rough looking youBf man for what he had done But he refused to take any thing Mr Coffin tried to forct upon him a K bttl But he was incorrigi ble lie next bethought him of a bot tle of whisky which had luckily been brought along BO as to be handy in ease of snake bites but the prairie breaker wan equally set against tak ing a drop of whisky Sir Coffin who was possibly leas an advocate of prohi bition than he afterwards became scarcely knew what to make of the who would neither take pay for so good a job nor indulge in a That event PIRST Caller f anil Sporting Goods LAKE i IOWA C A NELSON Tonsorial Artist A Clean and Comfortable share and a satis factory hair cut SPJRIT LAKE RLQLJR LO VESEE HURD CO P A LUNBOM SPIRIT LAKE IOWA Will give all work in his line prumpt aitentiim and Guarantee Satisfaction B1J VOUR GASOLENE AND KEROSENE From li E rtchlvieiiians tank wagon I have KMtHbliahid hesdquiiraai A H eed atiiife teleplmne orders wrl re eive prompt attentiim Will exchaffr gas anilnll fur all kinds of grain and egits Telephone No G E SGHUNEMAN J M JOHNSON County Surveyor prewired to do all kinds of sarveylng nclmilie out town and lakeside plats fiir Rrades and road grades and life draUiit etc SJIKIT LAKE Iowa CH WYLDER AU CTiONEER Charges Reasonable SMBIT LAKE IOWA JOSEPH SARAZINE Proprietor of the Flag Dray Line WILL Do Your Work Right 0o It make Satisfactory to All WTelepImne Nn SO QEERMANS BARBER SHOP PROPRIETORS Quirjcy Adams objected to admitting ihe western states because the con gressmen ridingon horseback could never reach Washington for a session of congress John Bach McMaster the historian has collected in recent to tbe magazines a lot of characteristic objections to expansion When Jefferson bought Louisiana a rominunt senator declared in debate hat we have already territory ttougb I would rather see Louisiana given to France to Spain to any na ion on the earth on condition that no itizen of the United States should ver settle within its limits Josiah inincy denounced the admission of txtes like Iowa as an outrage on the institution Do you suppose1 he xclaimed the people of the orthern and Atlantic states will or ttght to look with patience and see epresentatives and senators from the ed Biver Valley and Missouri punr ng themselves on this floor managing he affairs of a seaboard 1500 miles at east from their residence When le quarrel over Oregon arose Senator ickerson of New Jersey said Ore on could never become a state The union is already too extensive He figured up the mileage of an Oregon congressman at and it would take 350 days to get to Washington McDuffie of South wound up an equally earnest speech by declar ing all agree that civilization can be best effected when the country is hedged in by narrow boundaries is a protest agaiogt the history of the United States and against the spirit of the AngloSaxon race It is absurd now asIt was when Me Iuffie was fighting against taking Oregon It is as plain as the nose on a mans face that tbe coming century will see the whole surface of the earth under the commercial con trol of a few dominant races It will be well if it is likewise under their political control It will be better if in this graat expansion that is inevita ble the American branch of the Eng lish speaking people expands most and absorbs most occurred about fortyfive years ago Mr Coffin still lives on his farm near Fort Dodge and John NMas well who helped him out of the slough also resides on his farm a few miles southeast of Webster City Mr Maxwell who was one of the heroes of the Spirit Lake expidition and o the great civjl war is yet a practica temperance man hale and hearty al the threshold of old age One Mans Struggle to Die SPIRIT LAKE IOWA USJOfeS j m c CAPITAL STOCK 950000 Giwsoucie This is one o the best mill plants in use atywliere Expense eas not been spared In the detrrminiti n to secure all the heat modern mill inp devices and to make flour Rood ashe pest Cash Paid For Wheat GEO STOERLBIN PEALEB IS URNITURE STOCK COMPLETE PRICES REASONABLE UNDERTAKING The Prairie Slough Hon Chas Aldrich recently wrote at length and entertainingly concern ing the prairie slough as it was known to Iowa pioneers We quote these paragraphs In J uly 1859 I made a journey to Spirit Lake Cyrus C terwards one of our distinguished easily persuaded 10 go with me and show me the way which was scarcely more for nwny a mile than a dim trail He was familiar with every mile of the jour ney and I was no The weather was so extremely warm that my horse gave out on the treeless houseless twenty five mile prairie between the Ds Woices river anti the lake and we had to stop on the road until the sun went down aud travel until la m to reach our destination While resting on the ground in the shade of the buggy we became very thirsty Finally Car penter pointing southwest asked me you see that patch of black grass I saw it plainly though it was half a mile distant There he remarked is plenty of water and I will go and get some After long ploddingthrough the tall prairie grass he returned with half a pail of water It contained fragments of de caying bulrushes and was doubtless with animalculae but in my ter rible thirst I never tasted anything more refreshing The grass was black it grew tall And rank in the mud and water He had learned all about black grass in his work as a government surveyor Hon L S Coffin the well known lowan who has made his name ilJus1 trious through bis benefient labors in behalf of railroad employes came into Webster county from the south Ho had a heavily loaded wagon in which the members of his family were also riding and when he attempted to crost7near the site of the village of Stratford Hamilton of those wide deep sloughs through which if you went one way you would Yery likely wish yon had gone anoth er wagon stuck fast His team j could not move an inch and he in much perplexity for that wide stretch i of country as far as the eye could I roach was without house Hut lenvi log as they were he started uttt on foot io If he could find anyj to help him He soon desriod a with MM tbnfc yoko of J Des Moines Leader That the Chicago man is tough and harder to kill than even a ninelived cat has long been believed but it has been supposed that there was limits even to his endurance The case of Alfred Jackson convalescent in a Chi citgo hospital even though a bullet is imbedded in his brain indicates that notUfog short of impact with a fast mailtrain will break a well developed Cbicagoese life cord Jackson a safe builder fifteen years ago was employed about the vaults of the Firfji National bank of Chicago He saw an opportunity to pick up 81500 and yielded to the temptation soon aftej becoming a fugitive In a year he came back and going to Ly man J Gage confessed The latter did not prosecute Since that interview Jaekson except for brief intervalshas been devoting himself assiduously to ths task of committing suicide and so far has failed First he tried to con tract pneumonia He soaked two sheets in water wrapped himself up inthem opened his bedroom window onecold winter night and sat there until the froze to bis skin Hes did not even have the jfHp ihe next day Next he drank a pint of alcohol and sat down on a snow bank and prayed that the pneumonia microbe should attack his lungs The prayer was unanswered Next he mixed a pound of potash in water and drank it Aside from a slight sore throat he suffered no inconvenience He had heard that people who were nearly starved if given surfeit of food were sure to die He went without eating for nine days and then sat down to a banquet of fried oysters lobster a la Newburg picklesand ice cream The next morning he felt better than ever He drank eight ourices of horse lini ment without ill effects Reverting to the pneumonia idea he sat for hours in a barrel of water and ice in his cellar but it was no use Oa Christinas day he determined to try the prosaic pistol method and emp tied lead into his head and the doc tors say that his prognosis is most favorable voting Biitiitert Croup is the terror of thousands of youngmothers because its outbreak is so agonizingand frequently fatal ShiLohs Cough and Consumption Cure aits like magic in cases of croup It has never been known to fail The worst cases relieved immediately Price 25 cts 50 cts and SI00 W F Dexheimer Our boy has taken three bottles of Dr Pierces Golden Medical Discovery for St Vituss Dance says Mrs E A Bender of Keene Coshocton Co Ohio He was very nervous and constantly jerking and twitching but now he is as steady as anyone in fact seems entirely cured He thinks a great deal of Dr Pierce As cough remedy and blood purifier there is nothing better IT IS JUST THE RIGHT MEWCINrJ FOR A COnpLETE BRACING UP Send at onecent stamps to pay the cost of mailing on a free copy of Dr Pierces looopage illustrated Common Sense Medical Adviser a completefamily med ical library in one volume or for 31 stamps heavier clorhboarid copy will be sent Address Dr K V Pierce Buffalo N Y General Banking Business Interest paid on tltie deposits REAL ESTATE LOANS Made at Reasonable Rates and on short notice La Grippe is again epidemic Every precaution should be taken to avoid Its specific is One Minute Cough Cure A S Sheperd publisher Agri cultural Journal and Advertiser Bi den Mo says Kb one will be dis apooiated in using One Minute Cough Cure for La Grippe Pleasant to take quick to act W F DEXIIEIMBB Horrible agony is caused by Piles Burns and Skin Diseases These are immediately relieved and tjuitklv cured by De Witts Witch Hazel Salve Beware of worthless imitations W P TlEXHEIMER Food does more harm than good when not digested Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you eat It pre vents wasting diseases and cures stomach troubles It cures indiges tion sour stomach and belching and allows a wornout stomach stomach rest It acts instantly Thousands otpeople are looking Californiaward They want to know where to go to raise fruit and how to travel cheaply and comfortably For information regarding these questions address California Bureau of Informa tion Box 572 Cedar Kapids la may Headaches The curse of overworked womankind are quickly and surely cured by Karls lover Root Rea the great blood puri fier and tissue builder Money re funded if not satisfactory Price 3f cts and 50 cts F Oexheitner Mr S A Fackler editor of the Mi canopy Kla Hustler with his wife nnd cVihlrcn suffered terribly from the La Grippe One Cough Corn was the only remedy that helptd them It quickly Thousands Of others use this remedy as n specific for La Jrippo mul its exlmnsthigaf ter JJcvor fails W I 4 Shoemakers Acconnti There was a shoemaker I met not long ago says a writer in Chambers Journal who had a most elaborate method of keeping his books Against the wall of his workshop he had a large board erected which he painted black Into this board he used to drive hob nails tacks brass and steel rivets and other nails used in his trade to repre sent work done For instance the soi ling of a pair of boots woud be repre sented by a small piece of leather tack ed on to the board by means of a brass rivet but if the boots were hobnailed then a hobnail was used instead of the brass rivet A steel rivet indicated a patch on the sole and a patchon ths upper was shown by tbe addition ci a piece cf thin leather New boots were shown drawn in chalk as were also the hieroglyphics representing the custom names f Some peculiarity of manner dress or ncrronndingtf was chosento indicate whose account it was The parsons ao aoont was placed under the rough draw ing of a church the cnrate who wore glasses was represented by a sketch of them s couple of circles one blank and one with a dot in the center stood for the postman who had lost one eye A beer barrel was the innkeepers sign the village pump did duty for the milk man while the schoolmaster was per sonated by the drawing of a cane The old man was a great wag but he never had his accounts challenged in spite cf their qnaincness MOTT HOLCOMB MOTT LIVERY DICKINSON OIMTY JJANK INCOKPORA71 CAPITAL PAID VP SURPLUS A General Banking Business LOANS Dickinson County Depository Have a Fine Vault and BarRlar Proof Safe Guarded by a Yale Time Lock Are Operating G ENERAL IVERY And Bus Business At Reasonable Prices THE VERY BEST ROADSTERS Single or Double for Public Use Horses Bought and Sold GEO H FUNK Successor tn Funk Lyraan Broker Persons wishing to obtain FARM LOANS will find it to their Interest to TLJS as our facilities for making loans promptly and at tbe lowest rate o i interest are are unsurpassed In north west Iowa CALL ON US if you wish to renew your present loan We also nave a large list of wild and im proved land for sale INSURANCE WRITTEN in the Best Companies GEO IL FUNK Concerning Appendicitis Dr EL R Lemen of Alton His says I often meet people who have such a wholesome fear of appendicitis that they do not eat grapes tomatoes figs or fruits containing little seeds because of a fear that these seeds will lodge in the appendix and canse appendicitis Whenever I hear a person say he denies himself fruits becanse of this fear I take occasion to assure him that it is useless to take any such precau tions If yon like fruit eat it for ap pendicitis seven in ten instances is due to other things than seeds Litfle particles of food of any kind can lodge in the appendix and produce appendi citis even a bread crumb being capable of it In addition a great many cases are caused by something entirely out side the appendix something causing inflammation To all I would say Go ahead and eat anything you like for all precau tions yott may take are not going to save yon from appendicitis if yon are going to have it The inexplicable things to which the majority of cases are attributable cannot ba guarded against and it is useless to fight the Bros Co To Cure a Cold While You Sleep Take Weeks BreakUpaCold Tab E L Brownellsole agent Tell Vour Sister A Beautiful Complexion is an impossi bility without good pure blood the sort that only exists in connection a healthy liver and bowels Karls Jlover Root Tea acts directly on the bowels liver and kidneys keeping them in perfect health Price 23 cts and 50 etc W F Dexheimer To insure a happy new year keep the liver clear and the body vigorous by using De Witts Little Early Risers The famous little pills for constipa tion and liver troubles W F DEXHEIMER The smallest things may exert the greatest influence De Witts Little Early Kisers are unequalled for oyer C iming constipation and liver troubles Small pill best pill safe pill W F DEXHEIUEB Paul Perry of Columbus Ga suffer ed aouy for thirty years and then curod his 1iles by using De Witts Witch Hazel Salve It heals injuries jiud skin diseases like magic W F DESHKIMER To Care n Cold While You Sleep Tnke Weeks KroakUptiCold Tab lols JSp B L Wrownellsole agent Dont jfil scored troubles you Most from indigestion Cure dipoxls what uurv form wlson your heart likely you suffer Kodol Dyspepsia you out l will Located at the new town of MONTGOMERY Would respectfully state to the farmers and all others interested of the surrounding coun try that they will keep on hand a full line of LU7VVBER Including Sash Doors Mouldings Building Paper and BuildersHardware Fencing Material Posts Wire Lime Brick and Cement Farm Machinery Including Binding Twine Wind Mills Pumps P Well Casing Will buy and sell Grain and Farm Seeds We hope by fair and honorable dealing and by selling first class goods at as cheap prices as they can be obtained else where to get and hold the trade which is tributary to us Will have a car load of TWINE in a few days CALL AND GET PRICES Montgomery Iowa June 22 1898   

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