The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 8, 1892 · Page 1
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 8, 1892
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This Paper has a larger Circulation than any other paper published in Kossuth county If You Want to Reach the People Advertise in the KH1TBLICAX. . VOL. XXI. ALUOXA. KOSSUTH COUNTY. IOWA. \YKI>XKSI>AY. .JUNK S. XO. 36. A.mbroso A. Call, D. 11. President. Hatching, Win. K. Vice-President, Cashier. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK, ALG01SA, IOWA. CAl'L I'.YL, Money on hand to loan nt reasonable rates to iitu-Mo* who furnish flrst-clns Directors—D. II. Hutchins, S. A. VOVRUHOII, Thllij) Dorwollor, AA . 1<\ Cti Ambrose A. Cull, C. H. Hutoliins, Win. It. Fvrgutun. S StM'V •irt«r, ALGO STATE BANK CAPITAL, _ $50,000.00. mitECTORS. A. D. Clarke, 1'i-ei., C. 0. Cliubb, Vice Vres., Chus. <;.. HI. Glair. Cash. Myron Schenck, Gen. L. Ualuralth, W. U Tyrrell, '1 lios. F. Oooke. W. H. President. J. B. Jones, Vice President. Lewis H. Smith, Cashier. KOSSUTH COUNTY FIRE AND FLOOD. TITUSVILLE AND OIL CITY SCENES OF TERRIBLE CALAMITY. A Hwnllnn Creek, Argument >>ri by burning Oil, 1)OBH tllO AlVflll "Work — ItlU.liU) llclnga Caged In Ijtirniiij; 1V,v<01inj;s by tlic Killing AV'llti'i-.i—Ni'.i.i!x>r of Dead KMlmiitoil at nearly !JO<), but May He Much tirc.utiir. ALGONA, IOWA. CAPITAL $,<5O,°OO. ; Incorporate,! under K enonil Ui.v.s of Iowa. Deposits rec«iynd. money loiincd, rorolBii nnd | domestic exchange bought ami sold. Collections uiatlo prompt y and a general banking busi- f aesa transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old conntriert sold at lowest rates. i Directors— VV. H. fngliam, John G. .Smith, J. 15. Jones, I. Olirlschllles, J,e\vw B. Smith. .1. '#. W. Wuds worth, Harnet Devlue. M Z GROVE __ JOHN GROVE BIROS. LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Best of Horses and G West of Thorlngton House. M. Z. GROVE, MANAGER. We can now make loans on Improved Lands from one to ten year's time and g^e the borrower the privilege of paying the whole loan or any part thereof in even $100 at any time when Interest falls due. This Is Iowa Money, and no second mortgage or coupons are taken. This plan of making a loan will enable the borrower to i educe his mortgage at any time and save the interest on the amount paid. Money furnished at once on perfect title. Call on or address, H. HOXIE, Algona, Iowa. REPAIRING NEATLY DONE. At Lacy's Old Stand, opposite Tennent House, ALGONA, IOWA. LIVERY and FEED LKWIS E. SMITH, Prop. Successor to J. G. Edwards. , South of Tennent House, ALGONA. We are not in the Pool. 122 Years Experience right here in Kossuth county. We guarantee our work. Our books are not for sale. We are here to stay. Prices reasonable. JONES & SMITH, A!gona, Iowa. T*/~\ 1 \J THAT YOU GO TO HOWARD'S FOR HARDWARE, where there is no Cheap John OJooas but the best the market affords, at satisfactory prices, a few of which I will enumerate :—The Leader -•-'-•- — -- ""-process" and other late . _ d as any on the market. besides Oils, Lead, Dry Paint and Brushes o£ the Uest Quality. The Duburjue Leather and Rubber Belting, rubber hose and packing. The only Genuine oil - ft ' Pl - J "•-••-•'- -• 'suiiuiug ma-aware ai 10 you Ranges anil Stoves, second to none for durability and operation. "New P Styles of Gasoline Stoves. The Minnesota Unseed Oil Paints, as good _ _ lidrtoii barb wire kept in town. CeTar^RapmsPiunp's^best'Washin'g MaeKines, and" all kinds of Building Hardware at lowest living rates. My trade is increasing, I have come to stay, and don't yen forget it. Thanking y< for past patronage and by fair dealing solicit a continuance of the same, v * I remain, Yours Most Cordially, G. M. HOWARD. ALGONA MARBLE WORKS, We would call attention to the fact that we are located here permanently, for the manufacture and sale of cemetery work in Marble, Granite and Stone. We now have and intend to keep in stock a fair line of finished Monuments, Headstones, etc., and will guarantee all work to be equal to the best. We are the only manufacturers of cemetery work in Kos- sutb. Co. Therefore.please give us a call before placing your order and be convinced that by fair and honorable dealing, we are worthy your patronage. SHELLEY «c HALL, Proprietors, Bast State St., Algona, Iowa. OIL CITY, Pa., Juno 5.,—An appalling disaster has occurred here. Sovcral tank cars of benzino were run on the Lake Short; bridgo to hold it on Recount of Oil creek floods. The benzine beciune ignited from a spark from a locomotive and exploded, the burning fluid running down the creek. Many e-pectators were overtaken and burned to death. A large portion of the Second and Third wards were destroyed. A fearful loss of life is effected, one report being that 190 bodies have been recovered. A territory of forty acres, being a narrow strip along Oil creek, is burned or flooded, or both. In addition to those dead a large number are injured and probably & thousand are made homeless. The fire commenced at 12:45 with an explosion of naptha aud oil on the face of Oil creek. The people of the city were apprised of The Dreiulful Calamity early in the morning and the whole town was out watching the rising of the waters. Houses on both sides a short distance above the business section were partially submerged. A thick coating of oil, presumably from bursted tanks in the region of Titusville, covered the surface of the creek. Floating along were three tanks of naptha. The sun was shining hot and caused a vapor' of oil to rise from the wide surface of the creek. Several thousand people seemed to simultaneously recognize their peril •and just as they began to move the calamity came. It is believed that a spark from an engine on the Western New York and Pennsylvania railroad ignited the fumes, which could be seen plainly dazzling in the air about 300 feet above the water. A witness says Sheets of J'lamp Shot Upward to a height of 100 feet in''i the vicinity i£ the bridge crossing Oil creek 500 yards above the junction of the river. In two minutes it had spread up and down the stream for over two miles. In less than ten minutes between 200 and 300 buildings were in flames. Thousands of witnesses were thrown into a state of the wildest panic. Men, women and children ran through the streets screaming and beseeching each other to be conducted to a place of safety. Clouds of smoke obscured everything. When the darkness was most dense three frightful explosions in succession shook the air. These .were the floating naptha tanks in the creek. The cause was not then known and a feeling of some horrible uncertain fate was Adding Horror to Horror. A strong wind sprang up, partially removing the veil of darkness, blowing directly toward the south bank of the creek and this is all that saved the entire city from destruction. The terrorized masses by this time partially regained self possession. It was then evident that the whole of the Third ward and a large number of buildings on both sides of the creek further up were doomed. Lower down where the buildings were above the water's surface the fire was swept directly in among them. Among the persons that lost their lives were many who were overtaken in the streets as they fled for safety. The list of dead and missing at this hour is 58, but conservative estimates place the number at 100 or more. There are undoubtedly numbers of bodies of the dead under the ruins iu .the burned district and many bodies hava floated down the Allegheny river. creel; tn^m ^n<;ni>my TO ri:-c. Heavy and ahii'.sv iiKr.^aiit ruins have been provni .".n: tiir.;nxh'jut this entire section for tin' ;»i-f six weeks. This, however, does nu'i .-;,.•(•:;-, to have been the cause. •;;<::•'-; ~.\y that the lingo mill dam 'i.v T}'. v.npsun & EHreil and located ;ii ;!:<: iiulo town of Mpurtiinsburg, seveii n;i!;vi above, suddenly burst. The wave \y,ii one and one-half milt.'.- in length find a quarter of a mik- wide and many J'IM-.{- Oe;>p. This great body suddenly let iuese mail.-.' uf lh« vtilloy'in the course uf ufi.v/ brief moments ;i M.'^nlar inland AW.. This .sudden avalanche of water, descending when most of the inhabitants sleeping, completely and at one::- shut them oft from ths highs portions of the city, ^'otwitiiotfiinii.iig this state of ati'airs the dan.;j<?r to the city Avu,3 unduruted, no one having tha slightest idea that the flood, dangerous as it wus. was to be Soon Augniuiiti'd by Fire. Tin*, however, was true, for at 2 a. m., iiiune<ua.t( j ly following three terrific explosions which shook*the city to the centre, a great flame went up from the Crescent foundry. A second look showed the entire plant to be one vast sheet of solid name, the light from which illuminated a full half rnile of surrounding blackness and showed to the assembled and horrified spectators the full extent of the great calamity that had befallen their beautiful city. Oil creek was now SAvollen to -TOO times its natural size and reaching from one hillside to the other presented an ap T palling picture. Floating swiftly by on its bosom were all sorts, manners and kinds of animals and inanimate objects. One hour after the Crescent works caught another alarm was turned in and it was found the oil-running flames had scattered over the valley and the creek was one vast sea of flame. This blaze soon spread to the Intel-national works owned by J. P. Thomas & Co., and they were soon ablaze. In the course of the fire it lias destroyed ths large furniture factory, store and store room of Casperson & Rowe, the Cullen hotel, the Western New York aud Pennsylvania passenger depot, the Western New York and Pennsylvania freight depot and about seventy-five dwellings. J. "W. Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Heath & Millcgati Paints. All kinds of Metal Roofing promptly attended to. J. H. QUEAL & CO. Handle only the Best Grades and sell at the Very Lowest prices. C1UTV 11 In, All of the Diff >rent Lines And will meet All Competition, O-HST OUR, FR.IOH3S Before you buy and we will guarantee to save you money J. H. QUEAL & GO., Yard on North Side of State Street, ALGONA, IOWA. A. M. AMSDEN, AGENT. THE GRANGE STORE, THE CONVENTION HALL Description of tlve Place TVhere the Delegates lire at "Work. MINNEAPOLIS, June 6.—The hall in which the Republican National Convention will be held is the largest ever used solely for that purpose in the United States. The building is 340x360 feet in size and is 240 feet high to the top of the pavilion. Within the NEW ABSTRACT OFFICE. AT TITUSVILLE. The undersigned having purchased the abstract books of C. M. Doxsee, A. D. Clarke & Co., and W. H. Nycurn, are prepared to do neat and reliable work iu that line at living prices. We have but one policy—tbat of fair dealing and courtesy toward all. With this, supplemented by promptness, striet attention to business, and none but first-class work, we trust we shall merit and receive the patronage formerly bestowed upon our worthy predecessors. Grace at the old stand of C. M. Doxsee, where we will be pleased to meet and make the acquaintance of our patrons and all others who may favor us by calling. Very respectfully, HAY & RICE, Abstracters. C. L. LUND. ESTABLISHED 1880. <5c (Successors to 0. L. LUND.) J. J. RYAN, I i ,f •si Real Estate Dealers, Algona, Iowa, We wish to announce to the readers of the REPUBLICAN that we have extraordinary facilities fw; the selling of faims aud unimproved lands iu Northern Iow». and we invite everybody wao wibli to dispose of tlieir property, to call on us at our office m Algoua or to correspond. 4.SSOOU as spring opens we bave a larfieftuiaj^rot customers f row the eastern states wao '.ready to come out aud secure a piece ol Iowa aoMat rewonttWe pKciM. w« believe iu fair - Wm Loss of Life and Destruction of Prop, erty. PITTSBURO, June 5.—A Titusville special to The Times says: Titusville has been visited by one of the most overwhelming floods iu the history of this county. A conservative estimate places the number of lives lost at fully twenty-five from fire aud drowning. As near as can be gathered from reports as they come in the loss by destruction of property Avill aggregate fully $1,500,000. All this loss is in the city, with the surrounding country yet to be heard from. A large number of the most extensive and prosperous manufacturing establishments now lay in ashes and hundreds of homes aud business places are utterly wiped out, while the street u filled with a crowd of hungry, homeless, weeping aud distracted people mourning the loss of loved ones who have perished in the Rush of Waters or Fiery Billows of flame which engulfed them almost in tht> twinkling of an nye as they were struggling in tie vain endeavor to save their homes. THE CONVENTION BUILDING, OUTSIDE. convention hall proper, which is a building within a building, 12,000 people can be accommodated. The main floor of the hull is 200x200 feet in size and the gallery is 32xl3G feet, On the gallery and main floor together there are 12,000 seats. Over the entrance to the delegates' floor and over the platform are suspended two immence American flags surmounted by the American eagle. Two specimens of the national bird are also placed at the front of the platform, and wherever one turns he finds an artistic imitation of him among the draperies or on the railings. Around the base of the gallery shields made from American tin plate are displayed, one for each state and territory in the Union. Each shield is surmounted by four small American flags. At the north entrance to the first floor is also a large tin-plate eagle, mounted on a helmet of the same material. The prevailing color of the inside painting is old gold while the draperies are dark brown. The big skylight has ^5 Buy the Best! ~/ Buy the Sherwin-Williams Prepaired Paints. . • THE CONVENTION BUILUINU, INSIDE. been painted a dark blue, so as to soften the rays of the sun, as very many of the delegates sit directly uftder the immeuso glass dome. Attached to each post is a big sheaf of wheat. Up near the roof, nearly over the center of the hall, is the suspended band stand, covered with flags. Some say that the country is going to ruin, but in spite, of all large crowds rush to Matsoa $THaQjtfs for millinery, The styles pd p^e.Cannot fail to ei»t The following citizens have used the Sherwin-Williams Paint: S. H. BLOSSOM, T. H. COOKE, W. K. FERGUSON, THE M. E. PARSONAGE, J. F. NICOULIN, H. A. CLOCK, GARDNER COWLES, COL. SPENCER, JAS. PATTERSON, Aud many others too numerous to mention. Buy the— "QUICKMEAL" GasolineStofes. We are HEADQUARTERS for the best Fence Wire, Nails, etc. Our Munson Patent Barbed Wire is the lightest anxl strongest wire made. Let us give you figures on Building Material, Steel Roofing, Eve Spouting, etc. I CAN SAVE YOU MONEY. WORK H. J. WINKI

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