The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 20, 1898 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 20, 1898
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1898. VOL* 18. Maple City, The Best Hard Water SOAP. Sold only by- M. Z. Grove & Son. DEATH OF DR. L A, SHEETZ Remnant Sale This sale will consist of Wash Goods. Of all kinds. Organdies, Dimities, Lawns, Challies, and Percales at less than first cost. We want to clean up our stock and they must go this week. G. L. Galbraith & Co. J. T. CJirischilles, President. Gf. 0. Hudson, Vice President. T. H. Lantry, Treasurer. James Patterson, Secretary. PASSED QUIETLY AWAY MONDAY. Funeral Held Today Attended By Large Gathering of Friends— Heart Failure the Canse. 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 '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. DINQLEY, 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, f$5O,OOO. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Colleo tlons made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or f rojn the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM, H. INGHAM, President; T. CHBISOHILLES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet uevine. Dr. L. A. Sheetz died suddenly Monday afternoon about 2 o'clock. He had been driving about town the afternoon previous and was apparently in his usual health. He passed an uncomfortable night and Monday morning had a serious attack of heart failure. He rallied slightly, but gradually grew weaker, passing into an unconscious condition. The funeral will be held at the home this afternoon at 6 o'clock, Rev. Day officiating. No announcement of death has come upon the community more unexpectedly, and none has caused a more wide spread feeling of sorrow. But few have felt that he would permanently recover from his apoplectic stroke of last fall, himself least of all, and yet no one who had seen him about during the pleasant spring months was prepared for his so sudden dropping out. It seems now that he had had several very serious attacks of heart failure recently and that he was fully prepared for the end, and glad to go. Dr. Sheetz came to Algona nearly 30 years ago. During all these years he has enjoyed the respect and esteem of everybody. He was a man of high culture, of great natural talents, and of blunt integrity. He would have been a physician of renown had ho enjoyed his professional work. Had he taken to the law, as in later life he often wished he had, he would have been on the supreme bench. It is impossible to name a station in life he could not have adorned because he had the talents which impressed themselves upon, all who met him, and which commanded respect. He contented himself with the smaller field of a business career in Algona, possibly wisely, for no one knows what is best or when the larger ambitions lead to largest success, and as a druggist had the confidence of everybody both in his skill in and his rugged honesty. In many ways the community delighted to show its esteem. On all important public occasions he was put forward as a public speaker, and in polished oratory he was without a superior in the state, while with special attention he would have been among the leaders on the platform. His nomination for the legislature, his election as mayor, and such other honors came as unsolicited testimonials, for no man was more foreign to self seeking, or to the small arts of politics. Sensitive by nature, and especially sensitive to the suspicion of any attempt on h's part to promote his own interests, he held aloof from a wide circle of intimate friends, but those who enjoyed his confidence knew the depths and tenderness of his nature. The days of sickness brought out all that was best, and revealed in moments of serious conversation that inner spiritual elevation that marks a refined and thoughtful mind. Death now comes as a rest and a release. And death will recall to many for a moment interesting chapters of Algona's history during the past 30 years, interesting associations, pleasant memories. And as they come trooping in everyone will stop from the business and present activities of the hour to lay a garland upon the bier of one who possessed so many of the qualities of a strong and noble manhood as Dr. Sheetz. BIUEF HIOOHAPUICAL NOTES. Leander Augustus Sheetz was born in Freeport, 111.. Deo. 22, 1848. His parents had come to Stephenson county in 1840, being among tbe pioneers, his father a minister of the gospel. In 1863 he entered the state university at Ann Arbor, Mich., and had completed his sophomore year when he enlisted for the war in February 1865 in the 8th Illinois volunteers. His brother was colonel of the rogiment and afterwards was promoted to brigadier general, and the doctor was soon adjutant of the regiment, a high honor for a young man at the close of the war. His regiment led the charge at Fort Blakely, and its colors were first on the walls. Another brother was with him, also, Malon, now of Williamsburg. He was at Mobile when the big explosion occurred and served in all a little over a year, being mustered out at Baton Rouge in May 1866. Returning to Freeport the doctor began the study of medicine in Dr. Buckley's office. In 1867-8 he was in Rush Medical college in Chicago, and in 1868-9 went to New York City for a special course in Bellview hospital. In May 1869 be came to Algona. The railway was just entering the town and he was one of the number of young men picking upon Algona for a home, J. B. Jones, F. M. Taylor and dozens of others coming at about the same time. At first the doctor bought into the Durant drug store, and practiced his profession. In 1872 the firm began the Sheetz drug store, hut while it was building Mr. Durant sold his interest. Sept. 27, 1870, the doctor was married to Miss Dona Langdon of St. Lawrence county, N. Y., and.soon after bringing his bride to Algona built the pleasant home they have since occupied, and where he died. was an engineer. He was one of the bravest and best. Always a gentleman of tender heart and sympathy, he had a kind word for everybody, an unkind word for nobody. Through the fiercest of storms, rain, hail, snow or tornado, in the darkest night and over bridges that were not always to be trusted, Ed. Day " dropped along" and " made time." He did his duty like a man. We loved him for his manliness, and skill and gentleness and great heartedness. We have sent him over the road on train orders many a hundred times and he could be depended on at all times. He was a good, Christian'man. He did what was right by his fellow men. He was a valued employe and a good citizen. We remember the awful wreck near Burlington when Ed's son lost his life. We remember the father's recital of the story, so sad, so hurtful to a father's heart. Those scenes, those days have all gone now. Our friend is at rest. Ho has met face to face the boy he loved so well, and we know that the meeting was a sweet meeting to part no more. The memory of Ed. Day is a benediction. His life was spent in doing good. Wo loved him in life. We love his memory now. May he rest In peace. FRUIT of all kinds. IN MEMORY OF MRS. W. F. CARTER. An Affectionate Tribute from Friends In Her Now lieluioiid Homo. The Bolmond Herald contains a brief obituary of Mrs. W. F. Carter, which will be road with interest in and about Algona. With it are resolutions and a tribute from the Browning club, which she was instrumental in organizing 1 . The obituary is as follows: " Mrs. Rosa M. Carter was born in Charles City, Iowa, March 2, 1863. Her parents were Hon. John G. and Hester E. A. (Quiggle) Patterson. Here she spent her childhood, attending and graduating from the Charles City high school. March 29, 1882, she was united in marriage to Wm. P. Carter, then a merchant of Clear Lake. To them were born four children—Edith, Mildred, Ward Patterson and Ruth, all of whom arc living. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Algona, whore they resided for 10 years. They then moved to Mason City and resided there until the spring of 1897, when Mr. Carter brought his family to Belmond. Last April Mrs. Carter went to Chicago for treatment; about a month later she returned unbeneBtted by her trip. She seemed to grow worse gradually, and almost in despair Mr. Carter made a last effort and Wednesday, Juno 29, 1898, Mrs. Carter's sister, Mrs. Harwood, took her to Cherokee, where she died Saturday, July 2. Her remains wore brought home Sunday, and Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock her body was laid away. May she rest in peace.' Early in the spring of '98 Mrs. Carter invited a few ladies to her homo and at her suggestion and under her direction the Browning club was formed. She was our first president, and though fate ordained that she would be with us but a few months we learned in that period to love her, to appreciate the sterling qualities which made her a woman among women. As a social leader she had no superior—unselfish, tasteful, generous, ever ready to lend hand, mind and heart to any cause for the betterment of mankind, she endeared herself in the hearts of all. Still, though a social leader, she was not "fashion's gilded lady" but a brave, wholesouled, true woman, lending her " influence to each effort" that would "raise our nature human." In her home Mrs. Carter was always pleasant, patient, just and affectionate. There seemed combined in her all those qualities which make a loving, corapanlable wife and a good mother. The Carter home was truly a golden diadem, its brightest jewel was mother. The Browning club wish to extend, as their last tribute of love to their foundress, their sincerest sympathy to the grief stricken husband and children. Realizing the good she has accomplished, we can say in triumph, "Oh, grave where is thy victory?" For her there was no death; what seems so is just a sleeping, just a resting, and is there not a comfort, even a pleasure, in the thought that she is free from all pain and care and is waiting to welcome was never nicer... We will have a full supply of Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, etc. Langdon & Hudson. TELEPHONE NO. 16. Tin Top Jelly Tumblers 1 TWENTY GTS. A DOZEN Is one of the items .we save you money on this week. Our prices are very low on this class of goods. A dollar saved is as good as one earned. Come in and let us try to help you save one. The Cash Grocery. .Of COVLXt 3E3CO-V3.B©. (We sell and deliver hay and grain to any part of the city.) A. dlLMOUK. President, E. P. KEITH, Vice President, Jlf. SOIIENOK, Secretary, J. IK. WADSWORTH, Treasurer. DIRECTORS: o. n. nuTonms, FRANK DEVINB, Off/lS. WOOSTER, S. STEVSSY, 0. S. AJfOVS, J. E. STAOY. The Farmers'Milling Go, [INCORPORATED.] OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA ROLLER MILLS. Can furnish the trade with choice flour from selected wheat; nlno bran, shorts, and ground feed In lots to suit purchasers. This Is a farmers' company and solicits the farmers' business. T^T'orls: a Specialty. Highest cash price paid for good wheat. Iowa. Give the new company a trial. We can and will do as well by you as any mill In J, Ji. HOFIUS, General Manager. us when there?" we are summoned "over E. J. GILMORE, THE- Corner Grocer, Agent for the. Farmers' Milling Co.'s Flour. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL ..$50,000 AMBROSE A. CALli President I WM. K. FERGUSON Cashier 0, H. HUTCHINS Vice President I 0. D. SMITH Asst. Cablilei 1 Directors—D. H. Hutohins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, R. H. Speucer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on band 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. Chubb, Vice Pvest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Sohenck, ThOS. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. General Banking. PRIVATE 84FET? DEPOSIT VAVLT8. ^Tlnterest paid on time deposits. rUNEBAL OF E. L. DAT. Burled at Cedar Haplds with Masonic Honors—A Tender Tribute. Rev. Day with his mother and family attended the remains of his father to Cedar Rapids. The funeral was held at St. Paul's church at 4 o'clock Wednesday and was under the management of the Masonic order. Fred Faulkes of the Cedar Rapids Gazette knew Mr. Day intimately while both were railroading, and in noticing tbe funeral wrote the following appreciative paragraph: The editor of the Gazette desires to add a word to this sad announcement, for Ed. Day was one of his personal friends in tbe long, long years ago when friendship counted perhaps for more than it does at present. Nearly a quarter of a century ago the editor of the Gazette was a B., C. R. & N. train dispatcher and Ed. A LEDYABD ELOPEMENT. Mrs. Colo of Ledyard Leaves Homo •with Another Man—Held at Webster City. THE UPPER DES MOINES referred last week to a reported elopement from Ledyard. The Webster City Journal tells the whole story: A man and woman arrived in town Saturday night from Ledyard, and put up at the Grand Central house. They registered as Chas. Denoard and wife. A day or two later they rented rooms in the old Rosenkrans residence of David Kahl, he having no reason to suspect anything wrong. Thursday the husband of the woman, John Cole, arrived here from Ledyard. He made his mission known to Sheriff Sinclair, the necessary papers were made out, and Thursday night the pair was arrested and locked up in tbe county jail to answer to the charge of adultery. They will have a hearing in Justice Knowles' court today. ON July 19, Aug. 2, 16, Sept. 6, 20, Oct. 4 and 18 the Northwestern line will sell home seekers' excursion tickets, with favorable time limits, to numerous points in the west and south at exceptionally low rates. For tickets and full information apply to agents of Chicago & Northwestern railway.-17t7 At Way Dpwn Prices. Best Eldorudo Castor machine oil at 30 cents a gallon. Also harness, fly nets, dusters, and all kinds of horse clothing at correspondingly low prices. At my harness shop, opposite Tennant house.—13 W. J. CRAMMQND, TRY Maple City soap. M. 15, GROVJ? MASON FRUIT JARS- Two-quart, per dozen, One-quart, per dozen, One-pint, per dozen, - G-ranulated sugar, per cwt, CL T. I IRVINGTQN, IOWA. $,100 85c 75o 6.00 LUMBER 10 >ir$ " • * "* T- Vt.-s ,1» .'— ~Hf •?*• fc3»« ~W ^ tibtecoi^i^l ^Q^ih •fojmv a 9il&wi!

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