The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 25, 1898 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1898. VOL. XXXm*-NO. 10. This is The Season for Canned Goods, We have a large assortment at prices within the reach of all. M. Z. Grove & Son, Special Sale ON Drapery -ip Drapery Silks at 550 a yard, worth from 65 to 850 a yard, and Golden Draperies at IDC a yard, a yard. Silkomes of all kinds at This sale will be for Friday and Saturday. G. L. Galbraith & Co. WILL INTEREST SOLDIERS, OOL. CLARKE TO THE OOMMANDERY J. T. Chrischilles, President. &. C. Hudson, Vice President. T. H. Lantry, Treasurer. James Patterson, Secretary. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. [INCORPORATED.] HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. Dealers in Hard and Soft Coal. Manufacturers of Strictly High-giade Flour. Special attention paid to the Exchange and Grist Business. 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, DINGLE Y, 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, Rockford of Rockford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, ,t->. f. TaTrn A T. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collec tions made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. • Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INGHAM, President; T. CHRISCHILLES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrischllles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL , 150,000 AMBHOSE A. CALL President I WM. K. FERGUSON Cashier >D. H. HUTCHINS Vice President I 0. D. SMITH Asst. Cashier Directors—D. H, Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip "Dorweiler, 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. Gives an Graphic Description of His Army Experiences—The Topic a Timely One. Col. Chas. A. Clarke delivered an address recently before the Iowa com- mandery of the Loyal Legion of the United States, which has been published. It is a sketch of "Campaigning With the Sixth Maine," compiled in the main from a diary . kept during the war. It gives Col. Clarke's personal experiences with the army of the Potomac under McClellan, Burnside, Hooker and Meade. He was disabled by wounds and honorably discharged just before Grant began his campaign in the wilderness. Col..Clarke entered as a private, was repeatedly promoted, and saw some of the fiercest fighting of the war. His address is of great historical value, and both on account of his coming to the Algona Memorial day exercises next Monday, and of his wide acquaintance in the county, has a special local interest. A few of the paragraphs relating personally to himself are given here. THE CLARKE FAMILY. Four of the Clarke brothers went to the war, and Geo. E. Clarke tried to go but was rejected. One was killed, and all were wounded. Col. Clarke in speaking of the war spirit among the Maine boys says: We were all young. The most of us had seen nothing of the world. At the time I was a student at Ppxcroft academy, one of the many admirable educational institutions of the Pine Tree state. I was fairly well fitted for college, and would have entered that summer. I did not do so. Recently I was asked.from what institution I graduated, and I was compelled to answer, "From the Army of the Potomac." Let me speak of myself as a type of the New England soldier. My people came to Massachusetts in 1640. My paternal grandfather was a Calvinist Baptist minister; my maternal grandfather was a physician; my father was a lawyer, then, most unhappily, a few years deceased, leaving a family of nine children to be watched over by a devout mother of the deepest religious convictions. Four brothers of us enlisted; two at once, and two later; all were severely wounded; ona died from his wounds in front of Petersburg. An uncle, my father's only brother, Major Atherton W. Clarke, served in the Twentieth Maine. Two cousins, Captain Wm. A. Stevens, and Lieutenant Edwin Clarke Stevens, officers in the Sixteenth Maine, were both killed at Petersburg. These all seemed like members of the same family circle. Many an American family contributed in like manner to the country's cause in her hour of need. Such was the pervading patriotism of that day. If the records of family groups could be adequately written, no one would bo at a loss to understand why the slaves were set free, and why the cause of Union triumphed. #.On the 24th day of April, 1861,1 piled up my Greek and Latin books and enlisted. My fellow students very generally did the same. The classes in the old academy were broken up. For ten days our recitations had been a farce. When the news of firing on Sumter came, we went to Captain's Paul's woods by night and felled two of his tallest pines. We hauled them by hand to the academy grounds, and all night long we wrought to splice and raise them. They made the liberty pole of that town for the war, and with the first gleam of dawn in the east, we ran up the stars and stripes with hurrahs which waked the sober citizens. On that very spot now stands a beautiful monument surmounted by the granite statue of an American soldier with arms at parade rest, forever telling of my comrades of that night, who sealed with death their devotion to the cause for which our hearts then throbbed so hotly. I tossed a coin with Gray, my chum and room mate, to determine who should have the honor of placing his name at the head of the first enlistment roll of Piscataquis county in that, mighty war, and I won first place. His name followed mine, and as captain of Company A he died like a hero in our charge upon Marye's Heights, at Fred- erioksburg, In May, 1863. Alas, and Alas! He was one of the many young fellows who went to the front with us to return no more. REDUCED TO THE RANKS. Early In his career as a soldier Col. Clarke ran up against military discipline. It Is all amusing enough now, but was doubtless serious enough then. His experience will be of value to our boys at Des Moines: In the latter part of November I was acting as quartermaster sergeant of the regiment. At the request of the quartermaster, who was himself under arrest, I took to the tent of Colonel Francis L. Vinton of the Forty-third New York, who was judge-advocate of a general court martial then in session, a letter giving the names of witnesses whom he desired to have summoned on his behalf at his approaching trial. I rapped at Colonel Vinton's tent. Some one cried "Come In." I pulled the tent fly aside, made my best free American military salute, and said: "Colonel Officers <M»cJ Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, C. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Coolte. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. General PBI7A.W SAFSTf DSPOSfV {Snpaterest paid on time deposits. Vinton, I have a letter for you," which I passed in to his orderly, Colonel Vinton was a young and very meritorious officer, a graduate of West Point. He yelled at me vociferously to take off my cap. I stood upon my rights ae a free American eitigen to wear my cap when I was put of doors, and undertook to explain that I had made the regulation salute, which wtie all that could be required of me and performed an Indian war dance in my immediate vicinity. There was an exchange of lively profanity between a colonel and an enlisted man, and the soldier finally walked off with the proud consciousness that he had not come off second best in that interchange of courtesies. Colonel Vinton, however, preferred charges against me for contempt and disrespect of my superior officer in not taking off my cap when reminded that I ought to do so, and for disobedience of orders in refusing to take off my cap when ordered to do so. I remember that it was specified among other things that I " did fold my arms in a contumacious manner, and declined to remove my cap," and I believe that specification was probably accurate and correct. At any rate, I was promptly tried before the general court martial, was convicted, and got my sentence before the quartermaster for whom I took the letter to Colonel Vinton got his trial and acquittal. In due time, published in general orders on the 19th of January, 1862, this sentence was promulgated. I was found guilty of all charges and all specifications. I was sentenced to be reduced to the rank of private soldier; to have my chevrons torn off In front of the regiment; and I was fined $10 a month for two months, to bo deducted from my pay proper, which loft me $3 per month to go on, as nearly as I can now remember the pay and emoluments of the private soldier. This sentence was carried out on dress parade. My chevrons were torn off by Doctor Eugene F. Sanger, surgeon of the regiment. With each recurring annual reunion of the regiment, whenever I am there and the doctor is there, he still narrates with a fiendish chuckle this surgical feat, and declares with vigorous emphasis that it was the most salutary and successful operation of his whole career in the service. The trouble was, that this occurred at a period when, in the language of ArtemiiB Ward, "one man was as good as another, and a little better." I was not slow to see the necessity of subordination and discipline. After that, If my superior officer had ordered me to take off my shoes, or coat, I think I should have obeyed without waiting to discuss the propriety of the order with him. In two weeks from the time I was thus reduced to the ranks I received my commission as second lieutenant. Colonel Burnham announced with vigorous emphasis that he did not propose to allow Colonel Vinton of the Forty- third New York to administer discipline in his regiment, or tell his soldiers when to take off their caps. The episode had rather a happy termination for mo after all. WINNING A MEDAL. It was after Hooker's terrific defeat at Chancellorsville that the Sixth made a perilous and successful retreat. Col. Clarke was adjutant and assumed the responsibility of command. He took the men over a bluff, 60 feet sheer descent, and got them out of a trap, when no one believed it possible. It was for this action that he was awarded a medal by congress and specially mentioned in all the dispatches. The selections here given are a brief hint of the Interesting contents of this pamplet, containing as it does detailed reports of exciting personal experiences from McLellan's first march to Richmond to Meade's victory at Gettysburg. VOTE POE THE BAILBOAD. Buffalo Township Given a Big Majority—The Tax Carries Ail Along the Lino. Buffalo township voted Monday a five per cent, tax for the Garner railway proposition by a majority of 30. The vote was 58 for to 22 against. Charley Riebsamen came in yesterday with the returns, and is enthusiastic for the enterprise. He says the Burlington company is back of the proposition, and that a committee has gone to Cedar Rapids to consult with the head officials, who will decide at once whether they will accept the tax. In fact it is expected that the company will make a final decision before the county board gets to levy the tax, and if it is unfavorable nothing will be done by the board. Portland township is now being canvassed. It is not considered probable that Portland or Burt will vote the tax but they may. In Hancock county Lake Crystal township gave a majority of three for the tax. Bingham township voted Saturday in the rain and gave a majority of five for it, the vote standing 85 to 80. Whether the railway is built or not, it has been a good enough Morgan for Garner, and shows that Ripley, Bush & Co. are up-to-date on methods. Bingham and Lake Chrystal towships should have been Brltt's main supporters on the court house proposal. As it is they are said to have very largely signed the Garner remonstrance. A Bingham township man says that the remonstrance has over 200 names more than enough. It is not at all impossible that the Burlington company will extend a spur at least to the center of Buffalo. It would tap a rich country. It may go on through even if Portland and Burt oppose a tax. The route is feasible and lots of shipping is in sight. Minnesota Lauds. We have some special bargains in Minnesota lands, improved and unimproved. Now is the time to get a good farm for a little money. We pay oar fare to all actual purchasers. Just now we can make real estate loans at very low rates. Come and see us. DlNGLEY & COOK. rwxcos 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. *• . Frank iconlin Land Company, lo-wa,. At the Cash Grocery. Soiitli of Oo-cirt Ho-u.se. Best prepared mustard $c a glass ; Jelly 2$c a pail ; Good Coffee I2^c a pound ; good light colored Table Syrup 2$c a gal.; California canned peaches, apricots, green gages, and egg plums loc a can. THE CASH GROCERY. South of court house. spon$ib!e;coriceri w.<" torunia on paying for. Call J our yard in tovvna and inspect stauncfyrettablelurnber,, Lath,Shinfl1e5,5ash,IiO(>rA r-*«*-**^ Stucco ana Lime BAHKIffr AW.CO SOLD TOO MUCH OIDER. Win. Bale lie ot Bancroft Did a Bl« Sunday Business. 'Squire Raymond was in Bancroft Monday to prosecute Wm. Bakke for allowing the boys to gather at his place and drink cider Sundays. He pleaded guilty and took a small fine, promising not to let it occur again. THE highest class circus in the world — the great Wallace shows. At Algona, Friday, June 10. THE price of a pretty face is one dollar — three packages of Rocky Mountain Tea. Brings red lips, bright eyes, lovely color. Excursion to Omaha Exposition, Via the Northwestern line, tickets will boon sale daily, beginning Jque 1, limits of tickets providing for longer or shorter sojourn, according to ra^e. 'fhja exposition will be well worth seeing. For further information apply to ,. .,„?«., „»», WV»»M w sgenta Chicago & The colonel oam,e out I way.-lOW FOR time loans on real estate at Kossuth County State Bank. apply Your Wedding Buy your wedding ring of us, we ways make the bride a present. 5tf DlNGLEY & PUGH. from date of sale, on account of annual convention Travelers' Protective association to be held May 81 to June 3. For dates of sale, etc., apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern Ry.-lOtl EVERY exchange we have seen remarks on the fact that the Wallace show is the one show that really exhibits everything that it advertises. GET your millinery for decoration day at Matson & McCall's, NONE nicer than Matson & McCall's millinery for decoration day. THE great Wallace show will exhibit here Friday, June 10. THE champion bicyclists, the Stlrk family, in a miraculous act at the great Wallace show. At Algona, Friday, June 10. al- OUR new plain white semi-porcelain is the neatest thing of the kind you ever saw. M. Z. GROVE & SON. WHY use inferior goods and imitations of coffee when Chase & Sanborn's coffees are oheape^? 46 Otoe 4 cheapest coffee'fi Painter, Paper Hanger KALSOMINER, SIGN AND CARRIAGE

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