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Marble Rock Weekly, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1896, Marble Rock, IowaVol. 22 no. 11. Great special cloak Sale saturday october 31. We have made arrangements for a special cloak opening with one of the largest cloak manufacturers in the East and upon the above Day will be Able to furnish you with All the latest styles at the very lowest prices. We have these of oods in All the latest effects in o cloth made in the latest styles and for Little Money. Call and examine our Stock and see the very latest styles. Geo. W. Gates. Marble Rock Floyd county. Iowa oct. 22, teems a year Marble Rock and county. Floyd the richest and most Fertile coun try on the face of the Globe. The creator intended it As the Home of the Farmer. Plenty of fuel pure water healthy climate and a Fertile Soli. An Iowa editor visits our City and county and gives truthful Rev new of them and of our most enterprising citizens. By Ciao. T. Williams. It is not the intention of the writer to go into All the details of the Early of Marble Hock nor is it expected for that is left to the histor Ian but to give a Plain panoramic pen picture of Marble Rock the Best town in Floyd the Best county in the Iowa will be our Effort. A logical View. The lands Here improved that can today be purchased from to per acre Are just As valuable so far As their intrinsic value is concerned and just As productive and just As near to schools churches and markets As those lands in Illinois that Are Selling at from to per acre. Why not make the change Floyd county it is the fourth county from the Eastern Boundary of the state and is the second from the Minnesota line. It comprises a territory divided into 13 townships. Chops. Corn is King and the average yield is 20 bushels per acre and of a very Good Quality. It never tails and Plant ing is often done two weeks earlier than in Western Iowa. Oats Are Superior to any grown in Illinois Wisconsin or Southern Iowa and Isid from 40 to 50 bushels per acre and Are a sure crop pay Well. , Rye and potatoes Are sure crops and Are largely grown. Crops this season Are immense. Stock. Stock is the thing for the Northeast Ern Iowa Farmer. The Quality of the land the climate and the water Supply makes it a Paradise for the Stock Rais ers. Cattle pastured on the Rich and abundant grasses of Floyd county Dur ing the summer Are in prime condition for the Market and come through the West it belongs to what in geology is known As the Drift Deposit. In this it 3loseiy resembles the Loatus Deposit in the Valley of the Rhine famous the world Over for its tidiness there is plenty of Stone fur building purposes grasses the tame Hay of Floyd county is famous for its meritorious qualities and finds a ready Market at Homo and abroad. Timothy and Clover arc sure crops in this country also. Streams. The principal streams that course their Way through Floyd county Are the 6 Edar and Shell Hock Rivers and their numerous tributaries afford a most excellent water and drainage sys tem. In fact there is hardly a Section of land without a Good Creek in the whole county. Clear Cool and spark Ling water can be obtained anywhere by digging to a depth of 40 to so feet. Ii native Timber is plenty. It is to be found along the streams. Farmers who in years past have set out Trees in the deep Rich soil of this county now have As Fine a Grove As any person could wish for and they will always stand As a Liv ing Monument to the Enterprise of those who set them out and cultivated them. I Clits this is a great fruit country and to Don t have a Farmer now but who raises Consu Tup to surrounding country. Minded tire tier wish solemn and irrevocable ties Lor the purpose of , Inoia Lity and line sympathy counsel can Nurt v Limi of j who can Best work for the Public i silent often in their charitable work Ings the outside world can never know to what extent it is indebted to those Noble organizations for their numerous need. Any Community in which these praiseworthy institutions exist can Al ways be trusted As peaceable and Law abiding and a goodly land wherein they dwell we find Well represented Here the 100 a. F. A. Kol p. And other ors Jai a unions. Ctr of tipi als no town of equal population in Iowa can boast of being in Mctier financial condition than Marble Rock. The City officials Are mayor Joseph Viloth Huggett h c. Dah and h. Kosen Konns. A. Meier. William Fletcher and Charles u Eber. W. Martin b. Rosenkrans the City wants a lawyer grist Mil Canning factory and starch Mill. Ship vim facilities in this special Issue of this paper we should certainly mention the excellent j shipping facilities the town now has for it is one of the chief and most important features of any town or City no matter How Large or email it May be Al Marble Rock is located on the second division of the main line of the Bur Lington Cedar rapids Northern from Cedar rapids to Albert Lea j. Morton the general passenger agent and Robt. Williams superintendent Are located at Cedar rapids and they Are both practical Railroad men and take great Pride in furnishing the country and towns tributary to their Road with the Best possible train ser vice. Eugene w. King is the local station agent and has been in the employ of the company right Here in Marble Kock Tor 13 years or More Ana a More popular employee cannot be found along the line. Or. King is also agent All he wants to Supply Home Tion and has a right smart Winter in Good shape tame Hay and Corn. Climate. When fed on i the climate Isaf that could Bode of 300 pupils. Marble Rock the Peculiar dryness of the air makes this Section of Iowa on of the Healthiest localities to be found in the United states. Spring and fall Are mild and pleasant. The changes in the temperature Are not so sudden As is the Caw in the East. The Summers Are Wara but not Sui sry As there is generally a Light Breeze. The last five Winters been very mild. Fevers and consumption Are almost unknown. The soil. The soil is one Peculiar to the Belt through which rans the Mississippi lifer about 100 to 300 Miles in Width. It differs Iron soil found ii the Western pin of the cute. In the apples plums grapes and All kinks of Small fruits do Well. But what about the Little City of Marble Rock we think we hear somebody about to remark. This Little City is located in the extreme Southern portion of Floyd county and now has a population of Suo souls and there is not a vacant building in the town. It is located on the Bur Ancton Cedar rapids Northern the most prominent Railroad in the state. She has kept Pace with cities twice her size and has never lost an Opportunity to build up both the town and sur rounding country. Nature has been lavish in providing for this City and country Many valuable gifts in the Way t1ie Public schools. The Fountain head the main Spring of National greatness we find Here in All its glory. Marble Rock has a Fine two Story Frame school building erected at a Cost of about with four i departments and an average attendance certainly laudable for the United states express company and does a very extensive Money order business. In addition to the duties he also looks after the interests of the Western Union Telegraph com Pany and is a very competent Man at the or. King a s a Good Home in Marble Rock a Happy family is a prominent member of the m. E. Church and is one of the most faithful attaches of the Cedar rapids route. The press. Among the Noble industries and True enterprises in Marble Rock we find the newspaper. Every week a weekly newspaper is issued and sent broadcast from Marble Rock advocating her interests and noting her Prosperity As regular As the Calls the sinners to Church. Of course some of the sinners Don t Hoed the Call likewise the sinners Are unmindful of the press and its usefulness. Hotel facilities. As no town is Complete without a Good hotel nor does any one business make up a town add so much to the Good or bad name As a hotel therefore we speak of the hotel facilities at this time Lor in the line of hotels Marble Rock Cau Seei Juat Pride. Its Marble Rock has a splendid hotel known As the Beeler hotel a substantial two Story Frame build ing erected at a Cost of about owned and operated by 11. E. Winchell j the Biel or has 30 Good rooms including a parlor with piano dining room that will seat Elty guests and a and commodious Sample room for the j use of us commercial guests. The j rooms Are Well lighted and heated and j has Good reason to feel a Pride in her Public schools and May i those receiving instruction there fully appreciate the Benefit it confers on them and occupy themselves diligently to the acquirement of a useful knowledge in the Days of their youth. Rerun Rev nest in order comes the various religions denominations which we find established Here for the spiritual Good of this Happy family. We find Here the methodist Baptist and Christian perfect Pill. All these Reuie Dias guaranteed to do just what is claimed name i attached herewith will be glad to Tell you More of then bold at a. J Asper four. Bin the needed Merit to More than mate Good All the advertising claimed for them the following four remedies have reached i a Pheno Ninal Sale. Or. King s new i discovery for and cold each bottle j bitters the great remedy for liver j stomach and kidneys. Bucklen so Arnica Salve the Best in the j or King s new life pills which Are a j Are civic societies. This feature of any town will always or them and the dealer whose be found a Safe and reliable Standard by which to judge the Meo who constitute the by Siuess element of the town and everything in and about the House presents an attractive Ami plea Iii j appearance am cart i regards is condition dining room in Ilii hotel is another feature Wii by of special notice As the waiter Are very id dating and and take great Pride and care in filling All orders Given them. Then the tables Are supplied with every delicacy the Market affords and we will venture the Asser Tion and feel confident that every person who has stopped at the Beeler will Back us up in it that there is not a be Ter table set in any 8 .1 hotel in the Sutic than can be Fourl at of the three meals served in tins hotel. We know this is a very Broad to make but know it is True cot lion j hearsay but from actual experience and As the old saying is the proof of the pudding is in the eating and we certainly know whereof we speak. Landlord Winchell was born and raised in Marble Rock his father James to Winchell being the town s first hotel Man and the son is therefore thoroughly cognizant of the duties of a land lord and is ably assisted by his Estem Able wife who superintend the Eull Mery department. Or. Winchell also owns other City property and is among to e leading and most prominent Mcm Beis of the knights of pythias Lodge. There is also a Well conducted feed stable in Dunne Tiou with the hotel and All Stock placed therein receives prompt and careful attention. Banking interests. There is certainly no feature that More fully indicates the business and commercial importance of a City than its banking institutions. The Bank to a vast extent is the main artery or Channel that supplies the life current to All business enterprises and is As in dispensable to business life and com Mercial activity As the blood channels arc to animal vitality and existence. Marble Rock estimated by such a Standard makes an unusually Strong and substantial showing for there arc few cities if any of her size in Iowa possessed of As Good banking facilities As Marble Rock and As an institution that stands in the front ranks of the banking Industry of northeastern Iowa we Are pleased to refer to the Marble Kock junk a very worthy banking institution that was established Here in 1874 by Shep Ardson Bro s. But which is now owned by j. B. Shepardson who is assisted in the management by his son w. S. Shepardson As cashier. Or. Shepardson or came to Floyd county 34 years ago from Illinois and engaged in farming and he still owns 1000 acres of Well improved land and is one of the county s Moat prominent tax payers. He has held several offices of Public Trust during his residence in Floyd county Havine served 10 years As a member of the Board of supervisors and represented the county in the House of representatives Inibig. Or. Shepardson also has Large property interests in California which necessitates much of his Iuie in that state but he now has in course of construction a Fine residence in Marble Rock which will Cost Between and to Complete and his hand and purse will always be found working for the Best interests of the town and country tributary. The Bank of warble Kock is ably supplied with capital to Ancet All demands that May be made upon does a general banking business in every sense the term implies issuing foreign and Domestic Exchange pays interest on title deposits collects rent and pays taxes for none a tits insurance in All the old line companies marvelous rest n by Rev. J. Gunderman of Dimondale Mich we Are permitted to make this extract have no hesitation in recommending or. King s new discovery As the results were almost marvelous in the Case of my wife while i was pastor of the Baptist Church at Rives Junction she was brought Down with pneumonia succeed ing the la Grippe terrible paroxysm is of coughing would last hours with Little interruption and it see used is if she could not survive theol. A i Rind recommended or. King s new discovery it was Quick in its work and highly satisfactory in trial bottles free at a. J. Asper co s drug store. Regular size too. And the time is now at hand for you to make a change in your wearing apparel. Take a look through our Stock and you will realize that we have the biggest and Best Stock to select from having received the most new Al notice our All Wool suits of the latest cuts from up very stylish and can t be beat by any one. We Are noted for reliable goods at Low prices. L one Price clothing House. Makes farm Loans on the optional pay ment system and in fact transacts All mailers that May come under the head of banking business in a prompt and satisfactory manner. The Bank is located in a solid Stone building erected at a Cost of 000, and has a Large Stone vault within Wirich is a steel Sale held shut by an automatic time lock thus rendering All Money and valuables placed in its keeping re Felly Safe from the encroachments of thieves. In fact this is a solid and reliable monies institution and worthy of a Hearty patronage and an unlimited Public Confidence both of which we Are pleased to note it enjoys to the fullest extent. Mehcaxt1 be establishments. Marble Hock certainly has just reason to feel proud of her numerous and Well stocked general merchandise stores for they would be a credit to a City Many times her size the buildings occupied by this particular line of bus mess Are All Large and commodious and have been erected with a View of carrying on this class of business. Chief among the Largo mercantile establish ments of this City the writer finds that j this City. When the War broke out 1 or. Greenwood enlisted in Lattery 0., Light artillery of Illinois and served two years. He was with Grant and Logau with whom he was person ally acquainted and was in the Euiega of Vicksburg and Many other noted engagements. Or. Greenwood s prop i erty interests have increased instead of decreased since miking Nis first property investment in Marble Hock and to Day he owns one of the most Complete stocks of general merchandise in the county and under the Able and honorable business methods of his Sod continued on i Lilli Pavc. A i k. A resident of Waterman Illinois and which is under the management of his Only son Byron p. Greenwood. Or. Greenwood or was born in new burling. New york., and came to Illinois in ii44, and was raised on a farm la 1s5-1 he made a visit to Marble Rock looking Iowa with a View of investing Bis in the state Ana decided that this City and the country tributary suited him. And at that time made some investments in Man disease cured. Mrs. N. E. Whitney of Hills Boro. Bridge n. H., was told by her physicians that she was in the last stages of blight s disease. Receiving no Benefit from them Kennedy s Emedy was then used and she trained Emily and was soon after doing her House hold work. She declares five Rise Rem Edy restored her to health and strength. All kidney urinary troubles rheumatism and dyspepsia Are cared by favorite remedy i for Sale by 0. A. Weaver druggist i Marble Rock Iowa. 00 a to tic. I i wanted an i thing to Patent protect your ideas they bring you wealth. Write John wedded by Kex a co., 1 agent d. C., for their prize offer. Joseph Wiloth dealer in heavy and shelf hardware earner repaint re a specially. 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