There is a cow in Algona that is worth to the enthusiastic sportsman, her weight in gold ore, as
may be seen from the following from the Courier: "Sam Squires and his brindle hunting cow are
the champion hunters of the northwest. In four days last week Mr. Squires bagged fifty-nine brant,
twenty-six mallard ducks, two geese, and a number of small ducks. He has no difficulty in killing
game. He follows the old cow who makes the rounds of all the ponds and seems to enjoy the sport.
Mr. Squires recently refused an offer of $150 for the cow."
--Humboldt County Republican, 8 April 1897, page 5
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a special execution, to me directed by the clerk of the district court
of Kossuth county, Iowa, against the goods, chattels, lands, tenements, etc. of Julius Lock, Margareta Lock,
Geo. F. Holloway, H. W. Haggard, Chas. K. Morehouse, E. B. Ninde and P. L. Slagle defendants, in favor
of Barnett Devine plaintiff, I will offer at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the door of
the courthouse, in the town of Algona, county of Kossuth and state of Iowa, on the 8th day of May, 1897,
between the hours of 9 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m. on said day, all of said defendants' right, title, and
interest in and to the following described real estate, situated In Kossuth county, Iowa, to-wit: Lots Nos.
seven (7) and eight (8) in block No. five (5) in town of Bancroft, Kossuth county, Iowa. Sale to commence
at the hour of two o'clock p. m. of said day,
Witness my hand: this 10th day of April, 1897.
C. G. SAMSON. Sheriff
Kossuth County, Iowa
--Algona Courier, 16 April 1897, page 8
IN JUSTICE COURT
. . . Charles Devine, son of Barney DeVine, was arrested and brought before Justice Taylor on the strength
of threats made against Katie Loss and family while he was drunk. It was asked by County Attorney
Raymond that he be placed under bonds to keep the peace. Clarke & Cohenour appeared for Devine and a
continuance of the hearing to July first was agreed to.
--Algona Republican, 23 June 1897, page 4
Chas. Devine pleaded guilty before 'Squire Taylor to being drunk and paid a fine of $10 and costs. The
other charge of threatening an assault was dropped.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 7 July 1897, page 8
[Husband of Barnet’s daughter Mary] Charles Wernert [Wernet] had the bridge over Lotts Creek west of
Livermore go down under eight head of cattle one day last week. One was killed and the rest were injured.
Mr. Wernert noticed that the bridge was unsteady as the cattle went onto it, and was careful to stay off,
intending to wait till after the cattle had crossed, and it is fortunate that he did so. The county will doubtless
make his loss good.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 25 August 1897, page 5
Will Devine and Theo. Carroll [Carrel] together with three young men from Boone county, Ernest Carroll,
W. Godfrey, and Marion Martin, were before 'Squire Taylor yesterday charged with shooting guns and
shouting near the Laas [?Loss] place in Riverdale, and distressing Mrs. Laas, who is sick. S. S. Sessions
was with 'Squire Raymond in the prosecution, and Chas. E. Cohenour defended. The boys were let off.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 15 September 1897, page 5
[ALGONIANS IN CALIFORNIA]
John Goeders has been under the weather for a week or ten days. We have advised him to take a trip to
California after the holidays. California wine and a few weeks' recreation on the coast, under the guidance
of Dr. Ensign, Thos. Early or Barney Devine would straighten him out all right.
--Algona Courier, 3 December 1897, page 4
Rachel (Scherf) Levine