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SPsxAlic Oja Asnuyri. DECORAH, IOWA, JUNE 2, 1909. Mr. Fred Walters returned Friday evening from Fort Dodge, where he attended a meeting of hundreds of undertakers of the state. Mr. Wal ters is strictly up-to-date and all cases entrusted to him will receive prompt attention. Ulen-Grundeland Nuptials. Tomorrow, Thursday, June 3d, oc curs the marriage of two of Deco rah’s well known young people, when Miss Ida Grundeland becomes the wife of Mr. Edward Ulen. This mar riage will unite two of Decorah’s most popular young people, and Pub lic Opinion wishes them much hap piness. Mr. and Mrs. Ulen will live on a farm a few miles north of Decorah. p Ed. Rossley made a trip to Water loo last week, to see about the new Buick touring car which he had or dered, and finding that he would be unable to procure it for some time, cancelled the order and purchased for immediate delivery a handsome Glide seven-passenger car, which he expects to receive this week. This is a beautiful machine which will compare favorably with any of the larger and better makes, and will no doubt afford him much enjoyment during the coming season. Lawyer charges a man $lO for ten minutes conversation. The man insists on paying it. A doctor charg es $1 for a prescription, and the pa tient says: ’’Oh, pshaw! Is that en ough?—An undertaker charges SIOO lor conducting a funeral, and he is just perfectly lovely with everybody inside and outside the family. A man buys a gold brick and apologiz es for not having bitten before. An editor walks a mile in tlfe hot sun to get facts of a death or a wedding or a social function and spends three hours writing it up and tells lies ffe' ■' praising people until he hates him self. Then if he makes an Insignifl cent omission or charges five cents straight for three extra copies, he is a stingy, careless, good-for-nothing old cuse who never gets anything right and charges four times the price of city papers twice as large.— Marion (Ga.) Record. fcM/ f"• 4 . • • ' * ' l Elkndtr “Hats” Exterminated. When it comes to the efficient ad ministration of the affairs of the county, the court house officials are there with the goods, but their long suit is with a special process of “rat" extermination which they hav* been developing during the past few weeks, outside of office hours Just to prove the excellence of their pro duct, ihey went to Elkader on Thurs day and administered a large dose to the “rats" of the Clayton county court house, bagging them at the ratio of 13 to 6. Brickner started to administer the injection, but sick ened at the thought of the awful slaughter that was about to be met ed out to them, so Reque took his place, and when time was called the field of battle was strewn with the slain. The boys were entertained in iflne style by the Clayton county of 'flclals, who showed them every poe r sfble courtesy, and they heartily en joyed the trip. *1 : —r*. The Commencement Season. ' r ' As has been announced In past Is sues of this paper, the commence ment season in Decorah opens this 1 week. On Friday evening the Claes Play of the Decorah High school will given at the Grand opera house. I Two farces will be presented, “Mr. Bob" and “The Worsted Man,” each lasting about an hour, and they promise to give the best evening's program ever presented by the high school. Sunday evening Dr, Willett will preach the b&ccaleaureate ser mon at the Congregational church, Thursday evening at the opera house the commencement address will be given by Prof. Ensign of the state university, and Friday evening the Junior reception will be held at the high school building. The Luther College commencement week opens with an open air concert by the Luther College Concert Band on Saturday evening of this week. The baccaleaureate sermon will be delivered by Rev T. S. Reishus of Stanley, Wis., on Sunday morning, another open air concert on Monday evening, on Tuesday the Young Peo ple's Association meeting will open in the morning and the oratorical contest will be held in the evening, on # Wednesday the college com mencement exercises will be held, with the address by Hon, L. S. Swen son of Minneapolis, and the festivi ties of the week will close with the Choral Union concert at the audi torium Wednesday evening. —Conlgisky optician, Winn. Blk. t Jfetlft. • *■ ay vs. ♦'' jj Pi 'Vlfyr'v ' ®5-w»a| Vi. * ■’•,!?•'- K(r * "- n —n mi BY HARRY J. GREEN. lowa Funeral Directors. Buys a Fine Auto. Who’s to Blame. NATIONAL BANK, BEACH, N. D. New $25,000.00 Institution For Beach. Reeorah Capital Backs The press dispatches in daily pa pers recently make the announce ment that the comptroller of the currency at Washington has granted permission to E. J. Curtin of Deco rah. la., together with Ed. Hoverson, E. E. Dickinson. E. L. Holven. E. E. Mikkleson of Beach and other par ties to organize a First 'National Bank here with a capital of $25,000. On inquiry we find that it is the in tention of these parties to start in business at once, as soon as a suit able building can be had. The gentlemen living in Beach are well known to our readers as among the foremost citizens of Billings county, and Mr. Curtin is no stranger here, having been here for several weeks this spring. He is president of the Citizens Savings Bank of Decorah, lowa, an institution having a capital and surplus of $65,000.00 and de posits of almost $400,000.00. Asso ciated with him will be Ralph Van Vechten, vice president of the Com mercial National Bank of Chicago, one of the strongest banks in Amer ica. His bank at the present time has deposits of over $48,000,000.00. With such people interested and with local businessmen managing the bank, there is no question about its future, or the good It will be to the valley. The people behind the First National Bank realize that the Golden valley is growing ahead by leaps and bounds and that further banking facilities are needed. To supply this need they have organized this bank, and we bespeak for them success. The stockholders of the First Na tional Bank of Beach held a meeting Wednesday afternoon at which time officers and directors were chosen as follows: E. E. Noble—President. E. J. Curtin—Vice President. Theodore Maanum—Cashier. Directors—E. E. Mikkleson, Ed. Hoverson, E. L. Holven, all of Beach, E. L. Amundson, cashier of Sterling State Bank of Sterling, N. D., and E. J. Curtin, president of the Citizens Savings Bank of Decorah. lowa. The Senz building has been leased as a home for the enterprise and the banking furniture and safe are al ready on the way to properly fit the building for occupancy. The bank will open its doors for business as soon as the fixtures can be installed. Mr. Maanum, the cashier, is well known to the people of Beach, hav ing filled the position of bookkeeper at the Golden Valley State Bank un til recently. The bank will start out under very favorable auspices and undoubtedly will receive its share of the present and rapidly increasing banking business.—Beach (N. D.) Advance. • - THE COW AXI» THE AUTO. I Britt Tribune Relates Difficulty in Managing Both Critters at Once. Ed. Larson has a first class Jersey cow, also an automobile. He thor oughly understands the mechanism of both and takes full charge of both, being milkmaid or chauffeur as the case may be, but of course he is largely Interested in monetary affairs and this makes home seme what absent minded at times. One morning recently he measured out bran for the oow, and then seizing the gasoline can he proceeded to wet the bran mash with it. Then pour ing the auto tank full of water and filling it with hay, he got his milk pail and proceeded to draw the ’acieal fluid patting the auto in the rump saying “so" and “hist." It “so d" all right but wouldn’t “hist." His mind being filled with other business, he caught the cow by the tail giving it a few gyrations to the right. He did not succeed in getting either a spark o,r any milk, but the cow began to honk like an automo bile and the gasoline beginning to work started the buzzar in her in side works to action. Fearing an explosion, he caught the cow by the horns and twisted violently to the left until he succeeded in controlling (he buzzar. and then setting the milk pail under the auto, he called up Dr. Phelps, veterinary surgeon, and Herb Redmond, auto expert, and at last accounts they were re-adjusting the two to the old basis where they were before they were mixed up by Ed’s mistake. He may succeed in starting the cow by twisting her tail, but he will never succeed in milking an auto by any underhand manipu lations. An auto ain’t built that way. Improving. “How is your son James getting on at college, Mr. Boggs?" asked the Parson. "Fine," said Boggs. “He’s get ting more business like every day." "I am glad to hear that,” said the clergyman. “How does the lad show r it?” “Well,” said Boggs, “when he first went up and wanted money, he used to write asking for it. Now he draws on me at sight.”—Llppin cott’s. —Our Want Column will find any thing you want. Its the best detect ive in Winneshiek county, and the cheapest. Try It. Enterprise. SNOOTING SCRAPE ON SUNDAY HOUSE BREAKERS DISCOVERED AND SHOT AT BY J. B. H IRON E. Returning From Trip Through Tim bers Finds Morgan Cassel and Will Halse Carrying Good- From House and Shoots Cnssel. Intense excitement prevailed in De corah, Burr Oak, Bluffron and vicin ity on Sunday afternoon over the report that a murder had been com mitted between Burr Oak and Bluff ton. The sheriff was telephoned for and the coroner also, but after more telephoning it was learned that the man shot had only been injured and the services of the coroner were not needed. It appears that for some time there has been considerable feeling be tween J. B. Hurone, who lives three or four miles southwest of Burr Oak, and Margan Cassel and Will Halse of Bluffton township. The matter culminated on Sunday afternoon about four o’clock. A picnic was being held in Bluffton township, and thinking that Hurone had gone to the picnic, where his wife was, Halse and Cassel went to Hurone’s home, it is said to procure some wearing apparel, etc., which the for mer said he had purchased for Mrs. Hurone, his wife’s sister. As Hurone was returning from a trip through the woods with his 32 calibre repeating rifle, he saw Halse and Cassel going across the garden to his house. He waited and watch ed them. They went to the door, which was fastened, and they pro ceeded to break In, and in a few minutes appeared carrying some wearing apparel belonging to Mrs. Hurone. Then Hurone called to them to halt, and drop the goods, but they started to run, and Hurone shot at them, hitting Cassel in the leg. Halse then stopped, and Hu rone took him into the house and kept him there under guard until the sheriff had been telephoned for, and Deputy Sheriff John Blaess went up as soon as he could in an automobile. Meanwhile Cassel was taken to the hospital at Cresco. His injury is not thought to be a serious one. Deputy Sheriff Blaess arrested Halse and brought him to Decorah, also bringing Hurone down, but the latter was not held, being released promptly from custody. Monday afternoon at one o’clock Halse was arraigned before Justice R. F. Gibson and plead not guilty. He waived examination, and was bound over to the grand jury, bail being fixed at SI,OOO. TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN. Sun Will be Darkened for First Time in Forty Yeurs on June 17th. A total eclipse of the sun is sched uled to occur on Thursday, June 17, visible in all portions of the United States except in the extreme south ern. The eclipse will begin in this section at about 6:10 in the even ing and will continue until after sunset. At the time of the disappe arance of Old Sol the moon will ob scure about one-half of his area. The last total eclipse of the sun was viewed here shortly after the close of the Civil war, or to be exact, in 1869. This eclipse will be re membered by many who yet speak of the queer experience and it is an event which yet figures largely in the folk lore of the southland. The last total eclipse of the sun darkened the south central states of America, and many are the occasions which are recalled. The south during the later years of the ’6o’s was poverty stricken from the ravages of war, and when darkness enveloped the land at noonday the people of the ignorant classes, especially the newly freed slaves, were cowed by the effect of the phenomena and fell to the earth In prayer, thinking the ere of a ter rible calamity was upon.them. Chickens went to roost and cocks crowed. Bats and owls and other fowl which fly by night appeared and candles and lamps were lighted in the dwellings. The eclipse predicted for June 17 is to be total and will be a reproduc tion of the one in 1869. The occa sion will afford a rare experience for residents of lowa and all who ever witnessed a total eclipse of the sun state that they can never forget it. Free Gifts To Rrides. In accordance with our custom for several years past, we will present every bride who lives in Winneshiek county after her marriage a receipt for the Public Opinion for one year, to encourage matrimony and the set tling of newly married couples i Winneshiek county. Send us your name, residence and date of marriage and we will send you a receipt free of charge. it COLUMBUS A BACK NUMBER ? A sensation has been caused by the discovery of a stone in Douglas county, Minnesota, inscribed with the record supposed to be left by a party of eight Goths and 22 Norweg ians in 1362, 130 years before Col umbus. Does this count Columbus ont as the discoverer of America? This looks doubtful. The idea that a party of 30 Europeans could have marched 1500 miles inland without being slaughtered by the hosts of fierce Indians then roaming the country, is not probable. There is little doubt that there are found a number of remains left Dy Scan dinavian explorers long before Col umbus’ day. But these records are almost all near the coast. The ex plorers of those days had little mind for long journeys into the interior. It looks very much if some one with a funny bone were trying to work off a hoax on the people who have found this stone. Men Past Fifty in Danger. Men past middle life have found comfort and relief in Foley’s Kidney Remedy. L. E. Morris, Dexter, Ky., writes: “Up to a year ago my father suffered from kidney and bladder trouble and several physicians pro nounced it enlargement of the pro state gland and advised an opera tion. On account of his age we were afraid he could not stand it and I recommended Foley’s Kidney Rem edy, and the first bottle relieved him, and after taking the second bottle he was no longer troubled with this complaint.” Engbertson’s Pharmacy. June &w>ww>w>wmw>w>w>mmw^w>w>w>w>w^w>w^. YOUR OPPORTUNITY Our Reduction Sale Of Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Hand Painted China, Cut Glass, Silverware, Watches, Clocks, Flatware and every thing in our Jewelry Department be gins June Ist, closes June 30th, 1909. It has long been a custom among merchants to make SPF CIAL, SALES and reductions in prices, during dull and quiet seasons or at times when there is little or no demand for the goods offered. We have changed this order of things and in this sale are offering goods at reduced prices that are in the greatest demand. Almost every one that reads this advertise ment will have some gift to make to some friend during this month, in fact there is no season of the year when the goods wc are now offering at reduced prices are in such demand as in the month of June excepting the month of December. THE WEDDING PRESENT, GRADUATION GIFT, or the ANNI VERSARY REMEMBRANCE all come in June and reductions in prices at this time are reductions that save yon money. You who have taken advantage of our former sales know that our reduction sales are genuine. Our goods are marked in plain figures and not a single article is ever marked up in order to make up for the discount we are giving. Your experience has been that quality of goods considered, you have never found prices any where lower than our regu lar prices and the reduced prices we are now offering makes every article a genuine bargain. There are very few worthy articles in jewelry that we fail to secure. We have recently augmented our stock with some of the leading jewelry Mfgs. latest creations. We think you would enjoy seeing them and we invite you to call. We have an especially fine line of diamond rings ranging in price from $15.00 to $150.00. Watches from SI.OO to $50.00 for either ladies or gentlemen. Our line of sterling silver is especially fine and our stock is complete. Souvenir spoons, all sterling silver, from 50c to $3.50. Pickards and Stauffers Hand Painted China and the best and finest stock of cut glass we have ever shown. New styles in hat pins, brooches, stick pins, fobs, lockets, neck chgtins, bracelets and many novelties in gold and silver make suitable and appropriate presents. Our Special Reduction Sale will continue throughout the month of June, and we hope you will take advantage of the low prices we are offering. grunt & p arm an. gruggists & Jewelers £)ecorah. npMß||nM|Pi WANT COLUMN. Rates—One Cent per word, Noth ing less than ten cents.. WANTED—Second-hand set of dou ble harness. Notify this office. 22-lw WANTED—GirI to do work for small family. O. Casterton, Decorah, lowa. GIRL WANTED—AppIy at the Winneshiek Hotel. FOR RENT—Furnished room and barn. Mrs. H. M. Webster. 21-3 pd FOR RENT —Residence at 507 Me chanic St. Inquire Mrs. E. R. Acers, next door. 18tf SEWING MACHlNE—Repairs of all kinds at Fred J. Rosenthal’s. 14-tf. WANTED—Buyers for 100 Iron Beds, from $1.50 up. L. R. Mor rison, East Water St., the man who saves you big money. FOR RENT—AII or part of my house on East Broadway, also two rooms over N. R. Groff’s store. Ella Mar low. 20- WANTED —A small family to live in part of Mrs. B. O. Dahley’s house. Will give rent free for company’s sake. An elderly cou ple preferred. Mrs. B. O. Dahley. 21-3 LOST—You are lost in the saving scheme if you don’t go to L. R. Morrison’s and purchase furniture, etc. Several fine bicycles for sale cheap, and hundreds of other ar ticles at surprising prices. Just call and be convinced. FOR SALE —At a bargain, 5*6 horse power gasoline engine. En quire Upper lowa Power Co. FOR RENT —Living rooms over Her man Jaeger’s barber shop. In quire 311 Day St. 19-tf Very truly yours I FOR SALE—Two fine corner build ing lots in Curtin’s Addition. Cement walks. Inquire of M. J. McAndrews. FOR RENT—The Aiken house in W. Decorah. A modern 7-room cot tage. Inquire at Winneshiek County State Bank. I2tf FOR RENT—Eight-room house on Maple Ave. Good location, mod ern improvements, up-to-date. In quire of E. T. Reed. 16-tf FOR SALE—About eight acres of land on Day’s flat inside corpora tion, also two lots adjoining. Would make fine truck farm. H. J. Jennisch. 11-tf WANTED—You to read about the farms, houses, etc., for sale in the Property Exchange. If you set, anything that looks good, see us about it. FOR SALE—Four young registered Hereford bulls. Oldest over 13 months. K. Ellingson & Son, Lo cust, R. 1, Highland township. FOR SALE—Jess, the best family horse in Winneshiek county. Per fectly gentle, driven by lady and children, a good traveler, a hand some showy, intelligent animal, in excellent condition. Always had the best of care; has changed hands only once. An ideal family driving horse. Complete outfit, Northwestern buggy, harness, hal ter, whip, blanket and horse will go cheap if taken at once. Best of reasons for selling. Inquire Gl, this office 18tf We employ the largest force of job printers within seventy-fire miles. Give us your order if you want prompt and satisfactory service. Good work at reasonable prices. Nothing too large or too small. I