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POKTY-FOI RTH YEAR. NO. 7.
ROYALHKLL KINKERS In the Primitive Methodist Church on Friday Evening, Oct. 15. Don’t forget the Royal Bell Ringers in the Primitive Methodist lecture room tomorrow (Friday) night. Reserved seats on sale Thursday and Friday at Chas. Ivey’s drug store. jOW FAKES TO MILWAUKEE VIA CHICAGO. MILWAUKEE A ST. PAUL HY. For the National Dairy Show, October 14-24. One and one-half fare for the round trip to Milwaukee from stations on the Chicrgo, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. Minimum Excursion Fare, $2.00. Dates of sale, October 14, 15, 16, IH, 19 and 20. Return limit, to reach starting point on or before October 26. Additional information from nearest Ticket Agent, Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, or from Mr. F. A. Miller, General Passenger Agent, Chi cago. Nyal’s FACE CREAM (with peroxide) A superior non-greasy nour ishing Skin Food. Is soon absorbed and leaves no shine or sticky after-feeling. Just v the tiling to cure or prevent chaps caused by these harsh autumn winds. Foi sale at The Metz Pharmacy (Depot for Nyal’s Family Remedies) Important to Farmers. Persons who contemplate build ing silos or masonary work of any kind will do well to consult Kail and Sons. They furnish free the “form” for silos. This usually costs from SSO to S6O. Kail & Sons recently made silos fox Harley Mills and Albert Roberts of the town of Linden, and persons interested can examine these silos. 7tf Fall Wall Paper Sale We will sell all grades of wall paper at 10 to 25 per cent discount until October 31. Ivey’s Pharmacy The Rexall Store. PURE GROCERIES JOHN PETER COMMERCE ST. MINERAL POINT, Carries a complete stock of GROCER IES in all lines, and the grade is the highest. We aim to please and any article bought here that does not come up to this standard your money will be cheerfully refunded. Best Teas and Coffees, canned goods, crockery, glassware. We sell at lowest possible prices and deliv er goods free to any part of tjie city. When in need of anything in the line of Choice Groceries come and see us or call Phone 70. SMOKE RED TRUNK FIVE CENT CIGAR. Horses Handled- After Oct. 1. we will be prepared to handle and break colts, single or double, or any way desired. Colts broken in cities are seldom afraid of autos. Prices reasonable. Horses also sold on commission. JAMES HARRIS, JR. Mineral Point, Wis., Box 85. Wood for Sale. In large or small quantities and de livered on short notice. FRANCIS H. KEEGAN. Route 5. Mineral Point. Wis. RUGS RUGS Do not throw your carpets away. Send them to the BARABOO RUG COMPANY Established is 1885 Baraboo, Wisconsin We make Rugs from worn-out Ingrain and Body Brussel Carpets. Quality and style are' the best. We make any size desired from one-half yard to four yards wide, any length. Prices are very rea sonable and workmanship the best. Write today for further particulars, instructions, for shipping etc. We pay the freight. No extra charge for fringe. RUGS RUGS IOWA COUNTY DEMOCRAT FIRST NATIONAL BANK CLOSED John W. Schofield of Washington Appointed Receiver. SHORT NEARLY 8200,000 But the Directors Hope to Pay Depositors Nearly in Full. After an earnest, hard struggle on the part of the directors to keep their doors open, the First National Bank of Mineral Point on Tuesday morning closed, by order of the comptroller of the currency. Reports of a shortage in securieties were current for several days, but the depositors took the news calmly and there was at no time a regular run on the bank, but on Mon day there were a good many heavy withdrawals. As told in press dispatches the story of the bank’s difficulties is about as follows The first word of irregularities in the bank reached the treasury department on October 5, when National Bank Examiner Richard W. Goodhart, who had been making his regular examina tion of the bank’s condition, telegraphed to the comptroller of the currency that he had found some shortage and ques tionable paper. The first indications were that the loss would reach only $90,000. The figures of the discrepancy then began to grow. Soon the amount was increased by $20,000 and the next and last amount reported to Washing ton swelled the loss to $128,000. The SCHOOL SUPPLIES AT J. J. HANSCOM & CO.’S Mineral Point. > Phone 90 Expert Hair Dressing. Mrs. I). M. Fowler, graduate of H. Burnhan, has charge of the Hair Department in Lenahan’s Milliner store, and will do Ladies’ Shampooing and Manicuring. Scalp treatment a speciality. M. V. Lenahan. J. F. HENDRA MINERAL POINT. IN BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE consult the Mineral Point Real Estate Agency at the Democrat Office. MINERAL POINT, WISCONSIN. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1900. losses on other paper in the bank subse quently discovered accounts for the difference between this amount and the 210,000 of alleged shortage announced in the press reports. Directors of the bank hope to be able to pay depositors an d for dollar. The extent of Allen’s alleged forgery has not been disclosed. John W. Schofield is in Mineral Point to-day. He is employed in the comptroller’s office, and is a veteran in receivership matters. He has been more recently the receiver of the First National bank of Manasquan, N. J., the First National bank of Brooklyn, N. Y., the American Exchange National bank of Syracuse, N. Y-, the First National bank of Doyleston. Pa., and the First National bank of Asbury Park, N. J. x The statement of the resources and liabilities of the bank as shown by its last report of condition rendered to the comptroller on September 1, gives the following: RESOURCES. Loans and discounts .. .•. $486,1 15 United States and other bonds 51,393 Banking houses and other real estate 37,458 Due from other banks 42.206 Cash and cash items 14,470 Total $067,702 LIABILITIES. Capital SIOO,OOO Surplus 30,000 Undivided profits 11,724 Circulation 25.000 Deposits 505,978 Bills Payable 0,00” Total .$667,702 The confession came as a thunder bolt to the officers of the bank, who said they thought that the securities in hand were gilt-edged. Mr. Allen said he had used the money Sundry & Gray Cos. Children s Cloaks We have a strong line of Chil dren’s Cloaks at prices which make them sellers. Sundry & Gray Cos. to promote mines which had afterward proved useless. He agreed to turn over all the securi ties he held in mining stock which, after inspection by the other officers of the bank, were declared to be worth next to nothing. He stated that if had been his inten tion to refund all the money, with the profits from his mines; but after wait ing for months he had given up hope of ever regaining the money he had taken on the forged notes. It was said on Tuesday that the de positors would eventually be paid in full as with assessments on the stockholders the good collaterals and the money turn ed in by Mr. Allen and other resources would enable the depositors to get their money, but it may be some time before this can be paid. Mr. Allen was administrator for many estates and it is feared that they have been involved in his attempts to keep his head above water. It is now stated that Allen first began going down the hill of financial morality so far back as sixteen years ago. For the last two or three years the pace quickened until it ended in shame for himself and chaos for the bank. He was nearly caught some time ago when Bank Examiner Luther came in suddenly and without Mr. Allen having an inkling gf his coming. Luther became suspicious of a note which was among the assets. He questioned Mr. Allen closely regarding it, but the latter was able to convince the examiner the note was all right. Still it is believed the examiner’s sus picions were aroused and when Exam iner Goodhart came here this time he was well advised on what to look for. In spite of the failure of the First National bank business goes on as usual in Mineral Point. The lowa County bank, just across the street, of which James W. Hutchi son is president and E. Y. Hutchison is cashier, is not affected by the disaster, except that its deposits are daily large ly increased. This bank is in the best possible shape; and during the week has received by wire and letter, from its correspondents and other bank in Chicago and Milwaukee, assurances of unlimited cash to draw upon should it be needed. But fortunately it is not needed, which fact is not only gratify ing to the bank, but very comforting to the whole community. Bargains in Standard Pianos. If you know of anyone who desires a very good piano at a bargain price you will be interested in the fact that at the present time the well - known music house of Lyon & Healy, Chicago, have an entire floor filled with slightly tised Uprights, all of which are practically as good as new. In order to facilitate the work of put ting in new flooring, which improve ment is now being made. Lyon & Healy offer these pianos at greatly re duced prices. You can have any of these fine in struments at from 20 to 40 per cent' less tha. usual prices. They will be sold either for cash or upon easy monthly payments. All of these pianos are fully guaranteed to be exactly as represented. The opportunity to secure one will undoubtedly be taken advantage of by shrewd buyers in this vicinity. A letter to Lyon <Sr Healy. Wabash Aveiiue and Adams Street, will bring full particulars. Toa>’s Cafe. Agents for the Dewey Steam Laundry of Rockford. All work guaranteed first class. ' Unclaimed Letters. Mineral Point. October 12.—Letters addressed a? follows remain unclaimed at the Mineral Point postoffice; Mr. and Mr>. John Ziehn. Axel El-man, George Wagner. In calling for above, please say advertised. B. T. Pkideacx. Postma-ter. GEORGE SMIEDING, B. S., 31. D. physician and surgeon Phone 370. Mineral Point, Wis. Office hours: vtolt a. m., Ito3 p. m., 7fot p. m THE MARRIAGE RECORD Light bo urn-Spenslcy. The marriage of Miss Ruth Antoinette Spensley was solmnized at four o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, October 13, in Trinity Episcopal Church, Dean March Chase, Rector, officiating. Only imme diate members of the family were present. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvert Spensley, and a grand daughter of the late George W. Cobb. She was born in Mineral Point, where she attended the public schools, after wards graduating with honors from Kemper Hall, Kenosha. A wide circle of friends hold her in high esteem for her womanly graces. Mr. Lightbourn is a prominent young business man, whose home is in Bermuda, where the bride and her parents spent a number of winter seasons. On Wednesday evening a reception was held at the parental home, where a large number of friends gathered to extend congratulations and good wishes to bride and groom. The evening also the fortieth an niversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Calvert Spensley, who also re ceived congratulations. The bride was the recipient of many beautiful presents. The home was tastefully decorated for the occasion, and a glad wecome was extended to each guest. Those present from abroad were: Mr, and Mrs. Charles McGregor, Toronto; Mrs. Mortimer Oliver, Amerst burg, Canada; Mrs. Eunice Price and THE WHITE HOUSE 9c SALE. The WMil© Moonse 9c Sale Continued for one week Owing to the unsettled financial con ditions, we desire to extend the savings to all, and have decided to extend limit one week. Tlhie Whole Menus© Telephone 34. W. J. PENH ALLECON, Prop. % ✓ Rules Governing the i ]orn Contest To be held at the IOWA COUNTY BANK in November: Must have six ears of corn to exhibit. Corn must be grown by exhibitors within a radius of 16 miles of Mineral Point, Wis. ... Everyone that grows corn is invited to make an entry. Everything is free. All com on exhibition will be sold by auction to the highest bidder one week after the corn is judged, the proceeds to go to create a larger premium for the contest next year. The date of judging this com and the date that the exhibit must be made will be given in this space next week. IOWA COUNTY BANK. THE GREATEST OF NERVE TONICS, San Marto Coffee Two thousand pounds sold since the Demonstration at the fair. It speaks lor itself. Ask your neighbors. Include in your next order San Marto Coffee, the great 25c value. Order and be convinced. For sale only at the White Meat Market and Grocery store. Phone 59. J. CORCEN & SONS- daughter Miss Ida, and H. G. Spensley. Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Spoule, St. Louis; Dr. Moody, London; Mrs. Herbert N. Laflin, Milwaukee; Mrs. Carrie E. Smith. Chicago; Mrs. H. C. Martin, Darlington; Mrs. Mollie IV drick, New York City; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Terrell, Yonkers. N. Y.; W. H. Thomas, Dodgeville; James Dolan, Miss Dolan, and Mr. and Mrs. T. Bainbridge, Platteville; W. M. Snow, Peru, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Lightbourn left on Thursday morning’s tram for New York City, where they will spend a week with the bride’s uncle John P. Cobb, after which they will sail for Bermuda, their home. Grimm Wagner. The marriage of Miss Gertrude Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Wagner of this city, to Mr. Charles Grimm, of Cuba City, took place Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, 1909, at nine o’clock, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Rev. Nicholas Weyer offici ated. The bride was gowned in white satin and carried a beautiful boquet of yellow roses. Miss Anaa Grimm was brides maid, and Mr. Nicholas Wagner, brother of the bride, was groomsman. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. There were about one hundred invited guests present and the presents were numerous and beautiful, Mr. and Mrs. Grimm took the train Wednesday for a wedding trip to Minneapolis and other places; after which they will make their home in Cuba City. Their many friends wish them all joy and happiness. $1.25 PEE YEAR IN ADVANCE. Until this ;yU is changed I will sell all Sheet Music in my store at SOc >er copy All copyright music, and worth 25c per copy, NOW | Oc per copy A, W. THOMA Mineral Point. Phone 163. two rings Ti 11 he Meat That is Good to Eat CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND AT THE METROPOLITAN MARKJET. We carry a full supply of Beef, Pork, Veal Lamb, Smoked Meats. Smoked Meats, Corned Beef, Cooked Ham, a variety of Sausages, and are in tin* best of shape to furnish our trade with mostly everything that they may want in our line FARMERS will do well to leave their THRESHING ORDERS for meat with us. We give special prices on large quantities. Years to please, The Metropolitan Meat Market Phone 5. A. T. GRABER. Proprietor W A NTS. DOOMS TO RENT after November 15. Mrs. J. F, Boynton. L'OR SALE—Purebred Poland China hogs for breeding purposes. Voting boars nod hows- • the long, heavy-boned kind and good quality. Also one yearling boar of ex ceptional good bone and length. Roy Reese, phone lino ft. No. 1, It R. No. 51, Minora'l Point. Lb )R SALE —Fifteen yearling steers; all well - * bred. Inquire of Cal Clauor. Phene 4, line 12. DRICE for advertisements in this column, 15 i cents per lino per week. Smallest adv., Ise, DOR SALE CHEAP A number of hard wood * barrels suitable for milk or whey. ,Inquire of John tV. Manley. Lb)R SALE—A good work horse, perfectly * sound in every way. Inquire at the Demo crat office. ETORSE WANTED. A good driver. Inquire I t at the Democrat office. I OST —On Galena road, Sunday, Sept. I' l , a -D rosary, gold chain, amethyst beads. Please return to Mrs. Fred Graber. FOB SALE—The property know as the Turn -t blyu homestead, largo house, barn, buggy shed, chicken house, cistern, well, and flower bouse suited for truck farming chicken farm nursery, florist or fruit farm. Inquire of Mrs. Chas. Goldsworthy 11 BATING STOVES FOR SALE Ba e burn II evs—will burn either wood or coal. Inquire at Wallace Bros, bakery. Lb )R RENT —A four room cottage, in southern I part of town—newly papered and In good condition. Inquire at this office. RENT—A house, short distance north of High street. Inquire of Alonzo Jacka. Lb)R SALE—Padding onions, Hubbard squash A Holland cabbage, turnips, cucumbers in quart bottles. Largo cucumbers in bulk. J. E. Phillips. DOOMS FOR RENT—lnquire at the Democrat OTEERS FOR SALE—.I*I head of 2-year-olds: *' horns off. George B. Dunn, Dodgeville, Route 4. 808 SALE Cheap A Steam Heating Boiler -*• suitable for store or Dwelling. Dr, W. G. Hales. Lb >R RENT—A house with au acre of land. ’ Inquire of John R. Toay. DRIVING MARE FOR SALE—lnquire at " this office. / IT OR RENT —KM) acres of good pasture. In* -*- quire of Thus. Quick. Aylia /vy Improved lei Smokeless Ideal Oil Heater K will heat w that cold /;wNM room the Jlftiiu-; easiest f/ u and best (^ earv H that can i / (\ I bemoved where It C-u V _ is v/anted The N. T. Martin Hardware Company Mineral Point. Phone 25 LEOAL NOTICES. NOTICK TO CRBDITOIW STATE of Wisconsin, lowa County Court—ss In Probate. In the mutter of the estate of Esther J. Polkinghorn, deceased. letters of administration on the estate of Esther J. Polkinghorn, deceased, having been issued to J. B. Reynolds. Notice is hereby given, That the creditors of said Esther J. Polkinghorn, deceased, are allow ed and limited by order of this Court, until and including the first Tuesday of April, 1910, being the fifth day of said month, to present their claims and demands against said Esther J. Polk inghorn, deceased, to the county court for ex amination and allowance. Notipe is also hereby given, that the claims so presented will be examined and adjusted by this court, at the office of the county judge at the court house in the city of Dodgeville, in said county, on the first Tuesday ot May, 1910. Dated this sth day of October. 2909. By the court, Aldeo Jenks, County Judge. DLASSIFIEDor Want advertisements in the G Democrat bring profitable returns. Five cents per line per week.