The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 11, 1898 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 11, 1898
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1898. VOL. Look Twice. . * /«£'* v/ffl ' /life If *' 5® You will need to if you see the difference between our new white iffiPorcelain and Haviland china. Call and see how nice it is, whether you want to buy or not. M. Z. Grove & Son. Remember that we are headquarters for all kinds of- CARPETS, RUGS, Art Squares, Portiers, Linoleum Lace Curtains and Shades. G. L. Galbraith & Co. J. T. Chrischilles, G. G. Hudson, T. H, Lantry, James Patterson, President, Vice President, Treasurer. Secretary, ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. - [INCORPORATED.] HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. Dealers in Hard and Soft Coal. Manuf acturera of Strictly High-giade Flour. Special attention paid to the Owing to the large and constantly increasing demand for our superior grade of flour we are enabled to offer from 5 to 10 cents per bushel above the market price for good wheat. F. W. DING LEY, Manager. NSURANCE Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.- Office over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rocliford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO, M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, l$5p,OOO. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Oollec tlons made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WJ1. H. INGHAS1, President; T. CHBISCHIILES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. OhrischiiieB, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona, CAPITAL 850,000 AMBROSE A. CALL President I WM. K. FERGUSON Cashier D. H. HUTOHINS Vice President I 0. D. SMITHu".." .............Asst. Cashier Directors—D. H. Hutohins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweller, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, R. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security, Special attention given to collections. Officers and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. 0. Ohubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Oooke. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT ^"Interest paid on time deposits. FATALITIES OF THE STORM TWO DEATHS THUS FAB BEPOBTED Much Damage Done to Buildings, Wind Mills, Etc.—Close Call For Fred Poinpe. From neighboring papers THE UPPER DES MOINES collects some details about the cyclone in Kossuth that will be of interest at this late day. The storm came from the southwest. The first fatality was near Mallard, where Mr. Wagner was killed, west of West Bend. In the edge of Palo Alto, just north and west of Whittemore, Henry Willner's place wns struck. The editor of the Whittemore Champion visited the scene: Every building was torn into splinters and scattered for a half mile across the field. Mr. Winner's mother, about 60 years of age, was thrown several rods among the debris, receiving injuries from which she died Monday morning. Henry had his collar bone broken and the three children were bruised some. The force of the storm at this point must have been terrific, for the Champion reporter, who visited the spot Sunday, saw places where the bark was twisted off the trees, and further along on Jim McGovern's farm a good sized ditch was made in the field. Just Across the County Lino. Just before entering Kossuth the storm hit the P. H. Higgins place. The Champion editor visited here also: It apparently passed over his house, breaking but one window and swooped down upon his large barn and various other buildings, crushing them and scattering debris far and near. All of his horses and some sheep were caught under the sides and roof of the barn and flattened into a small space, but as soon as possible members of the family with axes removed the timbers, and stange to say, none of them appeared to be hurt seriously. Pour steers and a hog or two were killed. The wind mill and tower went clear over the barn and left several old sheds standing within a few feet of the well. In .Western Kossuth. J. O. Bawson had some small buildings move very suddenly he said, and a seeder which was standing in the field was taken to the house and was minus one wheel when it got there. Chas. Ostwald's place was next in the path, where all of the buildings except the house were badly racked and twisted and the windmill blown down. Considerable of his stock was buried in the ruins of a straw stack and sheds, but none of them were killed. His big barn was saved from total destruction only by being filled to the top with hay and it was moved bodily, hay and all about 18 inches east. Barb wire fences were blown down flat on .the old Wilson farm, also a pump was pulled entirely out of a slough well. Mike Hayes saw the twister coming and got into the cave with his family. His house was moved about a foot and the barn and outbuilings were wrecked. He watched from the cave door and said the windmill and tower were picked up and carried around slowly in a large circle, finally settling slowly to the ground, Wm. Dau's barn and windmill were blown down, we understand. Lott'a Creek's Great Loss. The storm totally destroyed the big church and school house in Lotts Creek, insured at $1,600. Several windows broken in the parsonage near by. Mr. Klats lost all buildings except his house and Mr. Leisner had several buildings and mills destroyed. Mittag's store received a hard squeeze, but remained on the ground with several windows broken. It is stated that two loaves of bread were taken out through the pantry window and dropped in the field quite a distance from the house. The Damage North of Hurt. The Monitor notes the losses in the Burt neighborhood: The windmill on the former Kimball farm was blown down. At Prank McChesney's the hen house sheds and outbuildings were damaged. Mr. Martenson, north of the old Sand's school house lost his barn and granary. They were badly demolished. At L. C. Smith's place northeast of Burt, his barn was blown into the creek, outbuildings wrecked, and the house partly unroofed and moved several feet from the foundation. Near by Jacob Limberg on the old Best farm, lost about all his possessions by the wreckage of buildings. Death of Peter Wagner. Peter Wagner, who was Idlled in the cyclone, was an qjd and respected resident of Koasuth county. He was visiting his son near Ma.llard, in Palo Alto county, having gone the day before. He had lived many years near St. Joe. The Tribune gives the following particulars of the sad event: "It was about 7:30 p. m. when an ominous cloud loomed up in the twilight and was soon upon them. The family were all in the house with the excep* tion of the father of the propritor, Peter Wagner, an aged gentleman whose home is at St. Joe, Kossuth county, who arrived the day before on a visit. He with his grandson, Peter, the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs, Wagner, were coming around the corner of the house, for shelter from the strong southwest wind blowing. J uet as they turned t corner the twister was upon them and the next instant they were hurled to death. The boy's neck was broken and the skull badly disfigured. The old gentleman was instantly killed, his body being also badly bruised and broken. A gentleman by the name of Sea- tnens, father of Mrs. Wagner, was also badly hurt about the back and breast, and the last report received was that recovery was very doubtful. The remains of the dead were taken to the home of Mr. Swissinger, a neighbor, and made.ready for burial. Frank Pompe's Close Call. Frank Pompe's son Karl died InLotts Creek just before the storm came up, and Frank started to the telephone station to notify the doctor. As he saw the storm fast approaching he started to get behind the church, but the wind threw him down; he got up and started again, but was once more thrown to the ground and ho concluded it best to stay down and await developments. Had he got behind the church he would surely have been killed. Strange Freaks In Sioux County. The storm was at its worst in Sioux, O'Brien and the western counties. The Sheldon Mail reports many curious accidents. At the farm of Peter Adolph three cows tied to a wagon were carried 200 yards and deposited on mother earth still tied to the wagon, but in the fracas one wheel was silently removed. A large horse was literally blown from where the stable had stood against a barb wire fence about 150 feet away. The animal was still tied to a part of the manger which landed over the fence in such a way as to cause the horse's throat to be cut by the barb wire. Mr. Brunk was away from home. His wife, his mother and four children remained in the house until it was struck and totally wrecked. Two of the children were ill with the measles. A baby in its crib between two small feather mattresses, escaped without a scratch. Had the Brunk family taken refuge in the cave, which was situated just north of the house, the probabilities are that none of them would have escaned alive. The roof of the cave was broken in and the cave was filled with debris of various kinds. The End of the Storm. The last damage reported is two miles west of German Valley at Herman Tjarks. The storm tore a large hole in the roof of the house, carried the wagons and other loose machinery away and tore the ladder from the windmill. ANGELL'S COMEDIANS NEXT WEEK Algoim Will Have a Week's Theatricals. Angell's comedians come next week at the opera house, May 16-23. They are a good company. The Boone Daily News says: Angell's comedians opened their week's engagement at the opera house last night in the society farce comedy entitled "The Prince of Liars," and made an instantaneous hit. The company are well balanced and have some very clever specialties. The illustrated songs were the best ever seen here. The company will undoubtedly do a big week's business here, as their performance last night proved them to be well worthy of patronage. The Charles City Citizen says: Angell's comedians close their week's engagement tonight. The company throughout is the best repertoire com- pancy ever seen in this city and that have" played to nearly double the money. Manager Shaw is to be congratulated as he has secured this excellent company for a return engagement in the spring when they will no doubt play to deservedly packed houses. BUET IS PATEIOTIO. A Big Flast Now Floats From a OO Foot Liberty Pole. Burt had a big flag raising Thursday. Mina Millis made a 60-foot flag pole and erected it, and the citizens threw in and got a big flag. The flag raising was attended by eloquent speeches from Revs. Whitfield and Greenshields. Mayor Hanna accepted the flag for the town, the school children marched and music added to the pleasure of the occasion. State Crop Report. The week has been unseasonably cool, with a large excess of cloudiness. Numerous light showers with cold winds checked growth of vegetation and retarded field work during the larger part of the week. Conditions were generally more favorable on Friday and Saturday, and some progress was made in farming operations. All reports indicate that wheat, oats, barley and rye are in fairly good condition, giving promise of ayerage yields. Grass is generally doing well, though not making rapid growth. The season has been quite favorable for germination of clover, timothy and blue grass seed. The Week's Markets. Wheat made a phenomenal advance in Chicago last week, It jumped up 25cents a bushel Thursday and20cents Saturday. No. 1 northern reached $1.70 a bushel. Our spring wheat went to $1.85, Wheat in Algona is worth $1.15, oats 27, corn 27, barley 35. Hogs have brought $3.70 the past week, A great deal of old corn is being shipped, Mrs. David Miller. Mrs. David Miller of Cresco was buried in the Whittemore cemetery on Sunday. Some three years ago she suffered a paralytic stroke and has been a helpless invalid since. THE UPPER DES MOINES has been unable to get particulars about her life, but she pne of the pioneer settlers. Novelties IN- Glassware We have just received direct from the factory some very pretty patterns in glass goods. Call and see them. Langdon &? Hudson. TELEPHONE NO. IS. FREE HOMES. LANDS in Minnesota and the Dakotas—fine, level prairie— sold on the CROP PAYMENT PLAN—half the crops until the land is paid for. COME AND SEE US. ^ H Ml icon! tanl Compi, At the Cash Grocery. of Ooiirt Best prepared mustard 50 a glass ; Jelly 250 a pail ; Good Coffee I2£c a pound ; good light colored Table Syrup 2$c a gal.; California canned peaches, apricots, green gages, and egg plums loc a can. THE CASH GROCERY. South of court house. The intelligent farmeivs manObuy,^ his lumberof a r& sponsible concern! ft does not pay to run a nsK on building material and buy in thedarft of 5harKs*ivho, cannot S/?ow\ you what you are paying" for. Call at: our yard in towm and inspect staunch,relj ableLumbciT Laih,5hing1es,Sash,Doon5, Cement* Stucco ana Lime ~ x ^^—•-— M. P. HAGGARD. G. F. PEEK Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.] Abstracts, /" Real Estate, AN s» Collections, ALGONA, IOWA. Don't Do It. The policeman has an eye on you and might get you With a Club. We mean that you who have horses should never let them go into the warm weather without being clipped. WE CLIP HORSES by machinery and do it properly and at right prices. Your horse will thank you for removing his long coat of hair for the summer. CHAS. J. BROWN. WATER OR NO PAY. -A.. Artesian we.u contractor. I have the only cable steam drilling machine owned in the county; sink wells for water supply for towns, cities, and railroads. Special attention to farm well work. Estimates made. I em- iloy only expert drillers. Address A. F, >afley, Algona, Iowa. Legal Blanks Real Estate Mortgages, Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Leases, Cash or Share Bent, Real Estate Contracts. Bill of Sale, Chattel Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgage,, Grass Leases, Notes, A full stock of these are kept constantly on hand aud for sale by the dozen, hundred, or la larger quantities, at T EGAL 7HE STAN TO.WN The Upper p$s Moines 1ts

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