The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 6, 1893 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 6, 1893
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tJPMffi DSB MOINES: A^GONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBEB 0, . .-...-^.^...~-^-- -«--.^ ...... .«_«~_ -»..—1,. JAMES L PAINE IS DEAD, And In His Demise is Lost One of the Pioneers and ESafly-day Merchants of the County. Some Recollections of a Man who Was ah Honor to His Community- Other Mortuary Notes. One of Kossutb county's pioneers passed away peacefully last Friday in the person of James L. Paine. He had been bed-ridden for nearly two years And partially helpless longer from paralysis or pnlsy resulting from injuries received from being tipped out of his wagon while delivering milk. His end was hastened by the news of the death of his daughter Mary's oldest child, which came Tuesday. But in any event it was not far oil'. The funeral was held at the home Sunday at 2 o'clock. Rev. Davidson spoke feelingly of Mr. Patne's life, and a long procession of the old settlers of the county followed the remains to tho cemetery, where the Masonic order conducti-il the burial. Tho pall bearers were Lewis H. and John G. Smith, Addison Fisher, Dr. J. B. Armstrong, C. C. Chubb, and J. R. Jones. Mr. Ptilno was born in Smithfield, R. I., May 19, 1820, and was in his 67th year. He lived in Rhode Island during his boyhood and youth. June 5, 1848, he was married to Susan Hortpn, who with their children, survives him. The family lived in Rhode Island and Massachusetts until 1856, when in May they, came to Kossuth.'/Mr. Paine was ! "one of what was known ns tho Whitinsville, Mass., colony which came to the county. Alex. Brown Jr. is the only surviving member. Among them were S Frank S. Rist, Barney Holland, Robert i Brown, and Mr. Paine. They came 'overland from. Dubuquo, Mr. Paine istopping at Homer in Hamilton county •the first winter. Tho next spring he ! bought a yoke of oxen of H. F. Watson ;in Fort Dodge and located in Algona, '• securing tho claim two miles southeast lot town, where ho .died. Thus he be' gan with the beginners. Judge and A. J A. Call had located in July, 1854, W. H. lltiglnim and A. L. Seeley came early in I 1855, C. Hackman and August Zahlteu I were ahead of him. But these are all / we believe who remained who preceded J-^Mr. Paine. / Mr. Paine's trade at tho beginning ' -was that of carpenter. He built the i first frame building erected on tho town site, part now of the Ingham house, incorporated without much change in the south wing. It was then 1 H. F. Watson's home, but stood where 1 it now does. The most important of his undertakings was the old town hall, for which he had the contract. Tho last time we saw him alive was when we called to talk over the building of this memorable structure, the timbers for which lie chopped along the river, and which he and his partner put up. .. It was built in the spring of 1856. In "1865 Mr. Paine began his career as a merchant, putting a little stock of goods into the old log building H. A. Henderson had built for a store by the St. Nicholas hotel, both standing in front of where the waterworks now are. After a year Mr. Paine built a small frame building on the corner opposite where tho Kossuth county bank now is, and hero he traded'till after the railroad came. When he began H. F. Watson was the only merchant, but Smith Bros, began in 1808 and John G. still continues the business. After quitting the store Mr. Paine wont to his farm and began with a small dairy to furnish milk to the town. For many years his figure was a familiar one, and his faithful service was in keeping with his character. It was only utter his accident that lie found it impossible to make his daily visits, and the milk business wsis dropped. Early after coining to Algona Mr. Paine joined the Congregational church and in August, 1858, when the society was organized, Avas ono of the five original members. It is a curious incident that the first bank draft ever drawn in Algona was for §100 to Mr. Paine to be sent to a preacher in Missouri. During •all those earlier years lie was an active worker in the church, and until ho moved to his farm was a constant teacher in the Sunday school./) In lato years his work on the farm and tho distance prevented regular attendance, but he was always faithful to his religious convictions. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Paine, four of whom survive. Mrs. D. T. Smith and Arthur H. Paine live here. Mrs. Parsons lives in Grinnell, and James is with Col. Cornstock in Spokane, Wash. '•*"" It is with many recollections of the old town hall, with its bare walls and home-mado benches, and of the dozen unruly youngsters who gathered years ago each Sunday morning to be instructed in their bible lesson by Mr. Paine, that THE UPPER DES MOINES pays a tribute to his memory. Ho was an honest, faithful, patient, and cheerful man. It can bo saicJ of him as it can be of few others that his word was ns good as his deed. What ho promised to do was done at all costs, and what he thought was right guided him under all circumstances. . Although quiet and • retiring by nature ho was brave in an emergency. Ho never worried or fretted. He trusted others as others trusted him, and the many unpaid accounts that ate up the profits of his little store testify to tho number who did not deserve it. Ho was satisfied to pursue a quiet and inconspicuous path through life, not ambitious for wealth or notoriety, contented with the esteem of neighbors and the affections of his family. Cheerful to tho last and enjoying life in his helpless condition ho passed away at peace with all, leaving only kindly memories. Of all who know him there is not one who can say a word to his discredit. And of all who knew him it can be said that they are better for the influence of his life and example. A good man has dropped from the ranks of the pioneers., Lulu Joy Sltlnuor. Geo. W. Skinner lost his little two- year-old daughter last Thursday at Bancroft. Four little girls acted as pall bearers, and among those at tho funeral were Mr. Skinner's father and his sister, Mrs. LaMoine of Hanson, his brother,"N. J. Skinner of Algona and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark of Havelock. She was a very attractive child and many friends mourn with the bereaved parents. Mrs. Nellie Calkins* F. D. Calkins of the State Bank of Germania lost his wife last week. They were married last September and her untimely death is a great blow to him. She was 26 years of age. COUNTY BOAED DOINGS, The Regular September Session—New Townships Organlzed-A Wise Tax Jjevy s Etc. The county fathers were all here Monday for the September meeting in excellent health and spirits. Ben. Smith denied that he was going to move to Blue Earth or anywhere else outside of Ramsay, which is good enough for him. All he was doing up at Blue Earth was inspecting the jail, and he says they have a good one which cost them about $8,000. H. C. Hollenbeck has been over to Mason City and he says they also have built a good jail at about that cost. HOW WE GROW. As a result of the new assessment of the county our taxable valuation has jumped up over $1,200,000. at one jump. It is $4,705,739. This is not due to higher average assessments but to the growth up north, and to the general increase of wealth. The state board in equalizing had to raise the real estate values to got them to an average with the other counties, so they are none too high. A jump of over a million dollars is pretty good representing, as it does,, real growth. A WISE TAX LEVY. In making the tax levy for the coming year the board have levied the one mill township road tax the law allows them to. The townships can levy five mills, but if the county board choses, one mill of this can be collected by them. Of the 1894 tax they will levy their one mill. This has been done for some time in other counties, but never so far in Kossuth. It will give the board more money for permanent improvements and four mills will amount to as much to the townships as five has heretofore. We believe this is a move in the direction of better road work. The tax levy is as follows: State, 2 mills', county, 3i mills; bridge, 3 mills; insane, 1 mill; poor, 1 mill, soldiers relief. 1-10 mill; county school, 1 mill; county road, 1894 tax, 1 mill; county poll, 50 cents; male dog, 50 cents; female dog, $1. JUDGES OF ELECTION. The following judges of election were appointed: Portland, H. McDonald; German, L. Gingery; Irvington, Hugh Black; Lotts Creek, J. O. Rawson; Rivet-dale, M. O'Rourke: Whittemore, Henry Goetsch; Wesley, A. E. Giddings; Springfield, Geo. Hawkins; Prairie. John Longbottom; Ledyard, W. T. Hall; LuVerne, H. Klindt; Greenwood, C. C. Thompson; Burt, Perry McDonald; Union, J. B. Hoflus; Algona, First ward, Dr. Ensign; Second ward, M. B. Dalton; Third ward, J. B. Winkel: Fourth ward, L. M. B. Smith. EAGLE TOWNSHIP. One of the last remaining double townships was divided and 100, 30, the north half of Swea, is now Eagle township, in honor of Capt. Jeanson's Eagle lake. The polling place is the Johnson school house. R. E. Jeanson, D. A. Fveeman, and Clarence Hand are judges of election, and G. W. Twist and ilobt. Gallion are clerks. ROUTINE REPORT. The polling place in Lincoln township is at the Pioru sohoolhouse. Judges of election: Jus. Woburton, C. K. Rippentrop, and Peter Koppen. Clerks: J. M. Stewart, Frank Pierce. Consent highway granted beginning at north quarter post of 4, 95-30 and running thence south to south quarter post of Sec. 4. Twenty dollars given to assist in a grade on east line of 12-98, 28 to be paid upon approval of B. F. Smith. One thousand dollars transfered from poor to bridge fund. Building Potter bridge in Cresco deferred. Sheriffs expenses capturing Bennet in Indian Territory, $18.40, allowed. Thos. Brown allowed §40 for capturing Kenna. Road asked, beginning 80 rods south of northeast corner of 24-99, 28 running thence west 500 feet, thence north to First street in Germania, laid and the other road vacated providing all consent. Two brid ?es ordered on roatl from Germania to Sec. 24-99, 28 providing parties in interest do necessary grading. Smith committee. Smith committee on Wioman grade. O. Inglesbe allowed §25 for sheep killed by dogs. Peter Ewen allowed ?20 for hogs killed by dogs. GERMANIA SET OFF. A voting precinct is established in Ledyard township as follows: Commencing at the northeast corner of 99, 28, thence west on township line to tho quarter post on north line of 2, tlionco south to the quarter post on the north line of 14, thence west to tho northwest corner of 14, thence south to the southwest corner of 14, thence north to tho northwest corner of 21, thence south to south line of township, thence east to southeast corner of township, thence north on township line to place of beginning. Said precinct to be called Germania. The school house in Germania is polling place, judges of election J. N. Wheeler, W. T. Hall, W. S. AVicklmm. Clerks: E. O. Fitz, J. A. Code. SOLD BEER BY THE KEG, Agent Thompson Wfta Foolish Enough to Do This, and Thus Got Himself Into Old Man Ray, as Usual with a Grievance, Sues Dr. Cole for Alleged Theft, of Some Potatoes. County Attorney Raymond and Deputy Sheriff McEnroe were called to Swea City last Thursday to attend to a peculiar case of beer selling. The guilty party was Agent Thompson of the new railroad, and the charge was that he was shipping in heer in the name of the hotel keeper, Anderson, and selling it by the keg to everybody. Thompson claimed that the beer was ordered by Anderson and that he in fact was the beer seller. He promised to get witnesses to this effect, and set out in search. But after several hours, as he failed to return, the officers with a railroad man entered his office and found a note in which he stated that he had taken money enough to pay up back wages, and that he would not return. The evidence was not sufficient to warrant any search for him, but his conduct was suspicious. He has since returned and-is now in Swea City. The officers were satisfied that beer is being dispensed by somebody, and further proceedings will be had as soon as evidence is ready, and the whole matter will come before the grand jury. It is said that bad blood is at the bottom between Thompson and Anderson. Thompson's cow and horse have both been poisoned, the cow dying. Old Man Hay Again. An old gentleman who inhabits Algona, named Ray, and who has a. grievance nearly all the time, had Dr. G. B. Cole arrested Monday, charged with stealing two bags of potatoes. The trial came off yesterday morning before 'Squire Clarke, and Dr. Cole was dismissed. Ray claimed that he had planted Cole's garden to potatoes and that he was to have the whole crop. Cole claimed that he was to have half the potatoes, and took two bags and put them in his house. The arrest followed. Ray had 'no evidence but his own, and as it appeared that Cole furnished the ground and seed, it seemed probable that he was entitled to the potatoes. In any event^ there was no proof of larceny. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Mrs. Jas. H. Jones has a sister visiting her. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Gilmore are in Chicago. Mrs. A. D. Clarke is in Des Moines for the state fair. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Clarke went to Chicago Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mason went to the big fair last week. Fred. Clarke went down to Eagle Grove last week for a visit. S. B. Shadle goes today to Clinton for a two weeks' visit with relatives there. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Clarke and two oldest children went to the Chicago fair last night. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Creed left yesterday for a four weeks' trip to Toledo, Ohio, and Chicago. Mrs. Chas. .McCormack of Emmetsburg was over last week visiting her relatives in Algona. Miss Lida Cowles is up from Burlington visiting her brother and will remain a couple of weeks. Mrs. Nannie Setchell, Mrs. I). H. Setchell, Miss Cora Setchell, and Carl went to Chicago Monday. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Brunson are expected home Saturday. Asa has been gone two months down east. Mrs. Dr. Shore and Miss Grace-Shore, a sister of the doctor, visited last week Times Seem to Be Loosening Up Somewhat; Money comes a little easier eveiy day, and those who have laid by their silver dollars " for future reference" are gradually letting loose of them in payment for the necessaries of life, of them, I want Silver Dollars, ± For which I always stand ready to make liberal concessions in the way of the best groceries the market affords. Mine is THE grocery house of the northwest. Seeing it you will believe-. Trade Stock the Largest. Quality the Finest. Prices the Lowest. Mark. New State Bank Block, Algona, Iowa. W. F. CARTER. in Algona. The doctor staid only a day. Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler of Albion, ac- THE companied by a daughter, are here visiting with their daughter, Mrs. Guy Grove. Mrs. W. W. Wheeler is back after a six weeks' visit at Rockford and Charles City. W. W. was up from Des Moines for'Sunday. C. B. Hutchins is just home from Chicago. Mrs. Hutchins and daughter are visiting in Dubuque. They were at the fair two weeks. Mrs. L. L. Huntley and daughter of Mason City, and Jack and Gale Henderson of Pocahontas county were visiting M. F. Randall Saturday. Mrs. Josh. Lantry spent a week in Algoua visiting, returning to Minneapo lis last Thursday. Her daughter, Edna went with her after a nine weeks' visit C. P. Whitney of Malone, N. Y., was out last week visiting his sister, Mrs. D. H. Hutchins. He is father of the Miss Whitney who taught last year in Algona. About all the old soldiers are at Indianapolis this week. Twenty .or more went from Algona. Four coaches and two sleepers extra went through Eagle Grove Monday from the west. Fred. Miller's oldest daughter has gone to Portland, Or., for a visit- with relatives there, and Fred, is off at the encampment and world's fair. Our Plum Creek farmer believes in seeing the world. Mrs. Emma Dorland went to Chicago Monday evening. She meets Mr. Dorland there and after they take in the fair they will return to Algona. Willet's old friends will give him a cordial greeting. Chas. Cohenour and T. C. Leggett were over from Sioux City Saturday for a day in town. Charley looked as well as usual and regretted that he should not be here to assist in hoisting the democratic banner this fall. Geo. C. Call returned from Chicago Monday and with him came his sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Perkins, Mrs. Stella Spencer, and Zada. They were together at the fair and are visiting old Algona scenes together. Vesta, the remaining sister, lives at Cedar Falls. Their many friends welcome them back to Algona. JOHN PAUL LUMBER GO. SUCCESSORS TO J. J. WILSON. Office and yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALCONA, IOWA. Handles the best of all descriptions of Which includes everything that is possibly needed for the construction of anything j rom a picket fence to the very finest residence. WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to -figure your bills, and we will prove to you that what we say is the truth. 31 Firm. The undersigned having bought out the meat market formerly owned by H. J. Edens wish to say that they will be glad to meet all old customers, as well as the new ones that may favor them with their patronage, hoping by kind treatment and fair dealing to receive a part of the public patronage. Make hay while the sun shines, and PRESS HAY whether the sun shines or not. . . . R. H. Spencer Livery and has something that will be of interest to every man who wants etc. f SH ABLE & SON. Legal Blanks. X,ow llutes to tlio World's Fair. Now is the timo to visit the world's fair. Tho Northwestern line is selling- excursion tickets at exceedingly low rates. These tickets accord holders all first-class privileges, and are good for return passage within thirty days from dale of sale. Fast train service and olegant accommodations. For tickets and full information apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway,-SOtO Cheap Hates to tho Pair. From AuV 1 and until further notice excursion tickets for the world's fair will be sold frW Algtma by the Chicago, Milwaukee\& St. ( Paul railway to Chicago and return a) $13.65.—19t8 SAILED THE SEAS 38 YEARS, One of His Experiences. For thlrty-uljjlit years (.'upt. Loud followed tho sea, most of that timo a* master of a vessel, ana ii]>on iv tl I'll IK from Hie water was appointed by iiiu Si'.croliiry of (.lie United Stales Treasury to superintend llio seal fisheries In Alaska, which position heliuld live years. He relates ono experience us follows: "For several yen)-.-., i liudhcon (ror.iucu with gonurul nervousness uiul puin in tho region of my heart. My greatest iiflllctkm was slouple S'iuss; It Wii almost impossible at uny time to obtain ivsu and sleep, l-liivlng seen Dr. Miles' remi'clli-s mlvuril.-ed I brgaii using Nervine. After taking ;t small C|imnilty tlio buiu'.lit received was so protit tlini I was positively alamioil, thinking tlie remedy contained opiates whli:li would finally lie Injurious to me; lint on lieintr araiurd by the druggist lh:ii. it was perfectly Jiurniless, I continued it lu^ethor with the lleurt Cure. Today leuii i.'onsi'.lei stonitive Ner.— _._.. . .— more for me than anything I had ever taken. 1 had boon treated by eminent physicians In Now York and San Francisco without ben- lit. I owe my prosant good liimlih to tho judicious use of these most valuable remedies, and heartily recommend them to all afflicted us I was."—Capt. A. P. Loud, llampden, Mo. Dr. Miles' Kesloratlvo Nervine and New Cure are sold by all druggists on a positive guaran too, or by Dr. Miles Medical C6.,..Ei iivleiitiously say that Dr. Miles' RtT- Nervine and Now Heart (Jure did MJU, U4 UJf A'*, 4'i»»w» tiAVM.VjU. ^yvs>, *:.*»>..*•• vt Ind., on receipt of price, SI per bottle, or six bottles for So, express prepaid. They arc tree from all opiates and daugei'ous drugs, SOLD BY DliUQQISTS, Real Estate Mortgages, Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Leases, Cash or Share Rent, Real Estate Contracts, Bill of Sale, Chattel Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Grass Leases, Notes, A full stock ot these are kept constantly on hand and for sale by tho dozen, hundred, or in larger iiuautities, at The Upper Des Moines STEAM PRINTING HOUSE, ALCONA. Forms are the best, and those approved by the leading attorneys. Orders by wall have prompt attention. A Hay Press or who has any notion of buying one in the near future; see him and let him give you a Pointer on Presses. There is good money to be made in pressing your own hay but see me before you buy i press. R. H. SPENCER. HUNTER & M'ENROE. We have leased the barn south of the Tennant House, and are now prepared to furnish the public with good livery rigs at moderate prices. Also •• Break Colts to Drive, and guarantee satisfaction. Have all necessary appliances for properly handling colts, and break them Into kind and gentle drivers. Will also BOARD HORSES THE B W Y EE K , and give them the best of care. Giving our personal attention to the business, patrous can rest assured we will do our best to please them. GEO. HUNTER, Manager. State : University ODE 1 The Several Department** will Begin the Year 1893-94 on Sept. 20. This house has been thoroughly refitted and refurnished, and is now prepared to accommodate the traveling public. Your Patronage Is Solicited. 0. W. M'MURRAY. Each department is thoroughly equipped for elllcient work, and no pains will be spared to afford students the best possible opportunity to pursue their chosen lines of study. For particular information as to the respective departments address as follows: Collegiate—Charles J. Schaoffer, president, Iowa City. Law—Emlin McClalu, chancellor, Iowa City. Medical—J. W. Harrimau, M. D., secretary of facultj, Iowa City. Homoeopathic Medical—J. G. Gllchrist, M. D., registrar of faculty, Iowa City. Dental—A. O. Hunt, D. D. S., dental faculty, Iowa City. Pharmaceutical—E. L. Boomer, Ph. G., dean of faculty, Iowa City. Expenses in all departments are reasonable Cost of board in private families, $3 to 85 ner week; in clubs, Jl.fiO to»!2.50 per week. For catalogues, or for general information, address CHARLKS A, SCHAEFPER, President. Slm3 MORTGAGES— The best lor chattel work. Always to stock at the Upper Pee Mollies ottice. THE ALGONA SUPPLY HOUSE Will furnish you anything in the line of CREAMERY :• SUPPLIES, romptly, l ^ tended t o prompt

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