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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 13, 1892
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THE DBS MOINES5 ALGONA, IOWA, .... . _ . _ * * 13, 1892. GQOD BTOBIES Of KIMV700D. Gov. Kii-kwood's 78th birthday, lately passed at Iowa City, has brought out some reminiscences of his early career. One story of his first appearance in politics was told by the Inter Ocean: Gov. Kirk wood Was a farmer in Iowa when James W. Grimes made a speech in a school house in Johnson county, and when he had finished, the farmers who composed the audience called for "Kirkwood!" "Kirkwood!" Grimes Had never heard the name, and he wondered who the plain,farmer could be • who responded to that call. He did not have to wait-long, The farmer had eloquence that moved this candidate for governor as it hud moved his farmer neighbors. Mr. Grimes insisted on drafting the farmer into the work of the campaign, and took him with him iti the canvass. That was when Gov. Kirkwood was discovered, and in 1859 lie was so popular that - he defeated Senator Dodge for governor. There began the caroor of the old war governor, who in his advanced age is still hale and hearty, and is still one of the honored counsellors in the republican party of Iowa. * # # This story brings out a letter from H. W. Ltithrop of Iowa City, who tells another as follows: When the convention met at Iowa City to organize a republican party, Mr. Kirkwood was at work in his flouring mill on the Iowa liver, a couple of miles north west of the city, when'Mr. Clurk, his partner and brother-in-law, who had bedn in the convention in the forenoon, asked him if be was not going down to the convention, when Mr. K. replied, "No, they are all strangers to me, and I can do more good in the mill than I can there." Mr. Clark responded: " There are two or three of your old Ohio friends thero who would like to see you." The rejoinder was: "Well, I'll go down and see them." The convention was composed of '-Free Soil democrats," "Woolly-heads," "Silver Greys," (nicknames for the two factions in the old whig party,) "Knownothings," "Abolitionists," "Naturalized Foreigners," arid " rest of mankind" that wore in favor of the restriction of tho extension of slavery. The committee had a long and la- borous task to frame a platform on •which all theso opposite, divers elements could stand, and while they were out, the time was occupied by speeches from volunteers, or those who were Called out. Mr. Kirkwood was in nt- •tendance and some of his neighbors wanted to hear him, the writer among them, and about a half a dozen of us concluded to call him put, and keep up the call till he responded, and when one called" Kirkwood!" "Kirkwood!" the others were to repeat it. In the language of the Inter Ocean, " That was when Gov. Kirkwood was discovered." * - -K. -if Mr. Lathrop then tells how Govs, Grimes and Kirkwood came together. It was when Ralph Lowe ran for governor. As Grimes surveyed the political battlefield, it presented tohimagloomy prospect, and if the battle was to be won by the republicans, some home work would have to be done, and he made arrangements with J. W. Ruwkin of Keokuk to go with him and canvass $he northeastern part of tho state in the interest of Mr. Lowe, but before the time had arrived for them to begin their work, Mr. Rawkins was nominated for the senate and had to stay at home and attend to his own canvass. When Gov. Grimes got ready to begin the canvass, he came to Iowa City on ihis way, called upon Mr. Kirkwood to fill Mr. Rawkin's place, and go with him—Mr. Kirkwood says: "I cannot do it; I have a 1,200 acre farm and a large flouring mill on ray hands to look .after, besides I am a partner in a store in town, and in the absence of my partners I have to give it some attention. •G.OV. Grimes urged the necessity of tho case, that it would be deplorable to jhave the state fall again into tho arms of the pro-slavery democracy. The result was that Mr. Kirkwood was prevailed on to go a few days till some one •else could be got to take his place. No one else was got, the few days were lengthened to three weeks, 10 counties in the northeast part of the state were •canvassed by these republican wheel horses, and Lowe was elected by a good majority, * * One incident of theGrimes-Kirkwood canvass is given by Mr. Lathrop: This was before the days of railroads in that part of the state, and Grimes and Kirkwood were traveling in a two horse toug'gy. They had an appointment to speak at West Union in the evening and had to make an all day's ride to reach the place. Most of tho day's rido was in the rain, not a drizzle, but a good orthodox downpour, in which water was at a big discount, and the result was that they were about as wot as water could make them, and it came down so plentifully that a couple of basins seemed to bo formed in tho glazetl leather cushions on which they were •tiding, and they finished their ride with •these basins full and running over. .Speaking under those circumstances .-was not to be thought of. They would have to spend the evening standing around the fire to got dry. The reputation of these speakers had preceded them. Political enthusiasm was at a white heat. A large croud was gathering. But a couple of speakers dripping wet from collars to stockings wore notiu good plight to entertain an audience. Some one rich in expedients suggested that a couple of dry suits could be borrowed, and borrowed they were, and a couple of comely clad speakers in dry, if not "glove fitting," clothing, most interestingly entertained an eager and well instructed audience. 8. W. Cole, the prince of hotel keepers, upwoMheChapin house inGriunell, but tlien of West Union, is the man who 34 years ago was in the second hand clotli- ,yig business lony 1 enough to obtain and jfurnish these "dry suits." CLOAKS. Wo are selling these way Lpwn. Geu. L. Galbraith & Co. AUD AND KATK SMITH are at home will give lessons on the piano and 1 AFTER ALL m mm. MEN WHO MAY BE SEEN IN tHE RUINS OP A CONFLAGRATION. Strange Thine* Uapp*n That Ordinary People Would Never Dream About. The Work That Firemen, Policemen. Prftrolmen and Adjusters t>o. After the fire is dter, what then? The average citizen sees only a heap of smoking ruins and thinks that nothing remains to be done but to clear them away and build anew. But to the initiated the details of, the work are manifold There are four bodies of men actively concerned with the ruins. First, the firemen. They distrust tired dragon. He ftiay be lurking ami, any of the heaps of bricks, ready fpt ;. fresh outbreak. So they do what tin-; call overhauling. They turn over, :••.! the smoking piles and drench theembft:- and wet down the neighboring walk and remain on guard until everything is cold. Sometimes they have to wait nearly a week, and their work after the fire is very laborious,. as in the Park place fire, where so many lives were lost. Three days after the fire was over there were still fifty firemen at work on the ruins getting out the bodies and watching the place to make sure that uu flituieB would start up again. Many of these fifty men worked for forty-eight hours incessantly, with only three hour? intervals for meals. At the'great fire that destroyed the Haveineyer sugar re finery it was more than a week before the ruins were cold enough to be safe. Second, the police. They protect the firemen from the crowds of citizens who come to look on and the property rescued from the rabble who come to loot They draw what is called a fire line about the burning building and keep it up after it is burned till the work of the firemen is done. / Third, the tire patroL This ia a pro fessioual baud of property rescuers, maintained by the insurance companies. It was organized;) forty years ago, and was then composed entirely of members of the volunteer fire department, in 1863 it was incorporated under a charter which commissioned it to save lives aud property at tires. In the first place it really was a patrol, walking about the streets from 7:30 o'clock each evening till 5:80 o'clock, next morning looking for fires. Now it is called to fires in tlit same way as the regular fire depart meut. its men used' to wear .the same uniforms as the firemen, but there was :i row over that and now they are distiu guished by red stripes, THE FIRE PATROL. The men of the fire patrol go out with trucks, one truck from each station Each truck carries eleven men and axes, ladders, brooms, shovels, crowbars and twenty-four immense tarpaulin cover ings, with which the fire patrol rnsht* into a building comparatively safe from fire, but drenched with water, and covers up the goods there. The patrolmen nsnally work under' the firemen. Foi instance, if there is a fire on the fourth floor they are busy on the third floor and the floors below covering up goods with the tarpaulins and removing them out of the way of water. They also follow the hose lines when- these lines run through buildings not <>: fire to stop all leaks in the hose or :..-. buckets under the leaks or protect good? from spray. They can't tell till the fire ia over whether the property they are saving is insured or not; therefore they go ahead without paying any attention to the question. The fire patrol follow the firemen and fix things up, saving all they can for i lir insurance companies and stopping aft unnecessary damage. • When the fin* men and police have gone away the fii* patrol stays with the agents of the owu era, guarding the goods till the intmr aiioe is settled or the rescued property i> removed to a place of safety. After all is said and done at the fire proper, come the insurance adjusters poking about the ruins. Thin is a small, high priced body of shrewd and experienced men, whose business is to find out on behalf of the insurance companies how much the loss was. An insurance adjuster will always tell you that his is a judicial function, just as a district attorney aJways contends that he is acting judicially, though the prisoner may nut think BO. The insured seldom agree with the insurance adjuster. He is sent on behalf of the insurance companies, and is on the watch for fraud. THE ADJUSTERS' WORK. The serious work does not usually begin till the ashes are cold, insurance companies don't take inventories of tin- property insured nowadays. The con tents of a store are constantly changing. They wait for the insured to make out his claim in itemized form. Then they call for the books and the vouchers Maybe all books and vouchers are burned, lu that case the memory of the owner must do its best to supply tho deficiency. Frauds are frequent, and the adjusters are usually iu business for theniselves- not attached to any particular compuuy but hired by the job, just like lawyer* or private detectives. They have to keep their eyes wide open. In cases like the Park place fire, where everything becomes a heap of ruins in uu instant, and no books or papers or urn- teriai evidence of any kind is left, the adjusters have to depend on careful scrutiny of the itemized claims; but in numbers of other cases where the fire department does its work rapidly the ad justers make most astonishing finds. After the insurance is settled the owuer of the building puts the ruins up for sale. There are a number of con tractors iu the city who will buy them on speculation.—New York Becorder. Petrie«d Remain*. William hues died and was buried at Cprunna, incl., in 1888. At the time of his death Mr. hues weighed 180 pounds. In May, 1891, when the remains were disinterred, they were found to to petrified, to look Uke marble pud to weigh ei- 4W pounds.—Bt. To Tell * «*n't Statue. It w*s a young married .woman who spoke. She wad dining with her hi band ob the piaiza of a hotel "if you have any doubt," said she, "about the relationship ot a loan and Woman when yon see them at a place like this there la one very sure Way of settling whether of not they are married. When the waiter makes out the check for the diimer, Watch the man who is going tb pay it. if he nervously clutches at the check, crushes it in his hand and hands the wafter a ten dollar bill without looking to see hoW-niuch he owes, be is dot even engaged to the girl Who is With him, and stands in mortal dread of her opinion of him. • , "If he takes the check and scans It with some care and then quietly hands to the waiter a sum approximating the total, he is very likely engaged to the girl, and is willing for bur to think him businesslike and precise. "If, however, he allows the waiter to place the check on the table, and leaves it there for his companion to see and study, thtn they are married. It is only the married man dining with his wife who will sit back and think of other things while his check awaits settlement in full view of the lady opposite Before marriage he would not allow her mind to realize anything so unromantiu as the price of the delicate viands she consumed, and even during the engagement he would not permit her to thiiih off such material questions. "A year after marriage, however, they discuss together the prices on the bill of fare, and when the check is made out the wife is more anxious than the bus band to know how much it cornea to Therefore, the married man allows hi? dinner checks to remain on the table fi t his wife's inspection."—New if or!; Letter. Terrapin. In the shoal waters along the co^-i south of Cape, Henlopen terrapin iiir caught in various ways. Dredges dxaggei": along in the wake of a sailing vessel pick them up. Nets stretched across "some narrow arm of .river or bay entangle the feet of any stray terrapin in their meshes but these require the constant attendance of the fisherman to save the catch from drowning. In the winter, in the deeper water, the terrapin rise from their mnd<lj quarters on mild, sunny days and crawl along the bottom. They are then taker) by tongs, their whereabouts being often betrayed by bubbles. Turtles will rise at any noise, am! usually the fisherman only claps hit hands, though each, hunter has his own way of attracting the terrapin. Ou# hunter whom 1 saw uttered a queer gut tural noise that seemed to rise from hi.- boots. Whatever the noise, all turtles within hearing—whether terrapin or "snapper" —will put their heads above water.' Both are welcome and are quickly sold to the marketinen. The snapper slowly appear* and disappears, leaving scarcely a ripple. and the hunter cautiously approaching usually takes him by the tail. Thn terrapin, on the contrary, is quick, and will descend in an oblique direction, so that a hand net is needed unless he happen** to come up near by. If be is near enough the man jumps for him. The time for hunting is the still hour at either sun rise or sunset.—St. Nicholas. Queer Collection In the Dnud Lot tor Office No brief list could summarize the in numerable strange things that have fallen into the hands of the dead letter office in Washington. There are opium pipes and packages of refined opium, bottled specimens of different kinds of mineral formations thrown up by the Charleston earthquake, boxes of cartridges, percussion caps, quantities of firecrackers and torpedoes, false teeth, corn husking gloves, every imaginable sort of kitchen utensils carpenters' tools, horns, tambourines, banjos, harmonicas, gold headed canes and even "spirit photographs." Many of the objects accumulated come under the "unmailable" head, being of gloss or "pointed instruments" which might damage the mails. Bottles or surgical tools are not carried by Unclt- Sam unless inclosed in wood or tin. One hundred dollars' worth of nuggets of virgin gold in'a box came in a while ago and are awaiting a claimant. Likewise a damaged plug hat, which had'no address, and a grotesque doll about the size of a baby. There are some gloves from the steamship Oregon which were 114 days under water, though they seem to be tairly respectable now and might b< worn at a stretch. Some- wedding cake is exhibited in the museum that is fifi\ years old.—Rene Bache in New Yoi SurL Young Men as Authors. Keata was dead when just a little over his twenty-fifth year. Shelley wrote "Cjueen Mab" at twenty, and the "Pro raethens Unbound" and the "Ode to tin West Wind" at twenty-six. Byron startled the town with "English Bank" and Scotch Reviewers" at twenty-one. and at twenty-four "woke up and found himself famous" by the publication ol "Childe Harold." Burns was but twenty-seven when he was the lion oi the season in Edinburgh. Camp be II published his "Pleasures of Hope" at twenty-two. Chatterton was not eighteen when he finished his life's work. The great Shakespeare himself was famous when little more than a youth, and the same is true of the Shakespeare of France Victor Hngo; and Uoethe, by the bye was known to all Europe at twenty-four Scott, on the other hand, was more leisurely. He made no serious effort a*> an author till he was over thirty, and he was over forty when "Waverley" was given to the world; and Thackeray also was writing on two score before "Vanity Pair" established his reputation.^-Critio. Only to I»e Seen In Paris. A beggar rather respectably dressed solicits alms from the customers seated at each of the tables outside a cafe on the boulevards. On reaching the last table, which is unoccupied, he counts bin receipts and. satisfied with the sup total sits down and in a tone of Important* calls out, "Walter, a A Favoritt tot tM Winter Montts-Dd You Wonder What It Is? F. W. Dlngley, druggist, takes especial pleasure in supplying hid customers with the best medicines obtainable. Among the many excellent preparations on his shelves may be mentioned Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, a favorite during the winter months on account of its great success m the cure of colds. There is nothing that Will loosen a severe cold so quickly, or so promptly relieve the lungs. Then It counteracts any tendency toward pneumonia. It is pleasant and safe to take, and fully Worthy of its popularity. Knows It to Be Reliable, Dr. n. L. St. John of Rowland, Putnam county, Missouri, takes especial pleasure in recommending Chamberlain's Cough Remedy because he knows it to be reliable. He has used it in his practice for several years and says there is none better. It is especially valuable for colds and as a preventive and cure for croup. This most excellent remedy is sold by F. W. Dlngley. It Has No Rival. I As a preventive and cure for croup Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has no rival. It is in fact the only remedy that can always be depended upon and that is pleasant and safe to take. There is not the least danger iu giving it to children, as it contains nothing injurious. Sold in 50-cent bottles by F. W. Dlngley. Jf Yo» Arc Troubled with rheumatism or a lame back bind on over the seat of the pain a piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm. Lot EminotBtmrK Mnke a Move. Emmetsburg Democrat: The newspapers of Clay, Dickinson, Kossuth, Emmet, and Pocuhontas counties all favor the suggestion made by the Democrat to have an oratorical contest at Emmetsburg. Now let a" few of our educational and professional men get together and make arrangements for such a contest. Such a contest would bring many visitors to our town, develop some of the oratorical talent of this section of Iowa, and be beneficial in numerous respects. Strike while the iron is hot and the season of the year suitable. Let uu have the contest and have it before many weeks. Gross Leases. Persons wanting to lease any of the following described tracts of land for hay purposes during 1892 will' send in sealed bids to the undersigned by Jan. 16, 1892, when bids will be opened and leases made to the best bidders: The nei and sei of nwf of 5, 98, 28. 120 acres in nwi of 29, 96, 28. The sei of 24, 97, 28. The swi of 28, 97, 27. The nei of 29, 97, 27. The wi of 34, 97, 27. . Mark outside of the .envelope u Gra^s Bids." WM. H. INSHAM. Algona, Iowa, Dec. 11, 1891. 38t3 ^ Are You Alive To the importance of keeping up with the times? If so, subscribe for t&at newsiest and best of metropolitan weeklies, The Sioux City Journal. In order to give this paper the widest possJHe circulation the publishers have made the following 1 unprecedentedly low prices, from this date, fpr the camdgn: Single copies to Nov. 16,1891, cents', clubs of five or more to Nov. 16, 1891, 20 cents each. Sample copies free. Address Perkins Bros. Co., Sioux City, Iowa. WE sell Chase & Sanborn's celebrated coffees. W. P. Carter. A FINE line of new dried fruits at W. P. Carter's. HOUSE for sale. Easy terms. Best location in the city. Inquire of J. C. Frank.—33 Happy HooHiers, Wm. Timmons, postmaster at Idaville, Ind., writes: "Electric Bitters has done more for me than all other medicines combined for that bad feeling arising from kidney and liver trouble." John Leslie, farm- and stockman of same place, says: " Find Electric Bitters to be the best kidney and liver medicine; it made me feel like- a new man." J. W. Gardner, hardware dealer, same town, says: " Electric Bitters is just the thing for a man who is all run down and don't care whether lie lives or dies." He found new strength, good appetite, and felt just like he had a n«w lease of life. Only 50c a bottle at L. A.. Sheotz.' 2 Guaranteed' Cnre. We authorize our advertised druggist to sell Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs, and colds upon this condition: If you are afflicted with a cough, cold, or any lung, throat, or chest trouble, and will use this remedy according to directions, giving it a fair trial, and experience no benefit, you may return the bottle and have your money refunded. We could not make this offer did we not know that Dr. King's New Discovery could be relied on. It never disappoints. Trial bottles free at Dr. L. A. 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