The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 24, 1898 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1898. VOL. XXXItt-NO. 23, A New Lot Of Nice. Water Sets, Plain and Fancy, Cheap or not so Cheap, which ever kind you want. Just opened at M. Z. Grove & Son. MANY BOYS REACH HOME. THEEE CARLOADS FROM TEE 52D. Several Meetings Are Held and the Situation at Chickamauga is Fully Discxissed. Special Sale OF- Wash Goods. Lot No. 1- Worth 10, 12s, and 15c a yard, This week at 5c Lot No. 2— Worth 18, 20, and 25c a yard, This week at 12sC G. L. Galbraith & Co. J. T. CUriscMlles, President. G. 0. 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. Manufaoturers 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. DINQLEY, Manager. ' NSURANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Buslnesa.- Offlce over Algoua State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, Rockford of Roekford, Lloyd's Plate Glass of New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, J^Xj, $SO,OOO. .AXjQ-OaTJL, ~DeDOstts received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Coll ,lonsmade promptly, ana a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to torn the old countries sold at lowest rates. IOWA. Colleo or tlons made from the oli WM. H. INtiHAll, President; T. OHRISCHIL1ES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH, CasUier Directors—Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrlsohilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL 150,000 AMBROSE A CALL President I WM. K. FERGUSON •• ..-.Cashier P. H.HOTOHINS Vice President I 0. D. SMITH Asst. Oai*ier Directors-D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, F- B. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, B. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. ys o» hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security, ;ion given to collections. n ,rs and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. 0. OUubb. Vice Brest., Thos. H. Lautvy. Cashier, Geo, L. Galbraith, Fred. M. MlUer. Myron SohenoU! *. B 1 , OpoU> CASH CAPITAL, »50,OOQ, General Banking* DEPQSW USTInterest paid, oil time deposits. E. C. Anderson of Bancroft, who was sent to Chickamauga by Bancroft citizens, returned Friday afternoon with two Bancroft boys on the Northwestern from Chicago, while a special car wont through on the Milwaukee an hour later with two Algona boys, all of them part of a special of three sleeping cars, which brought 52 members of the 52ud regiment to Chicago. Geo. E. Boyle of Whlttemore, who went to Chickamauga last week, assisted Mr. Anderson in getting started, and himself came through with the Algona boys on the Milwaukee car. The Bancroft boys brought home were Glen Davlson and Milt Miller, both beginning to be sick but not yet seriously disabled. Roy Alcorn was to have come, but when they were ready the surgeon refused to allow him to be moved. His father and sister have both gone south to care for him. J. B. Johnson of Bancroft also went to see his son, who was as yotable to bo about. The Algona boys brought homo were Walter Tellier and Jos. Bestenlehner, both In the first stages of malaria and dysentery, but neither of them dangerously sick. Clarence Yotter was show- Ing signs of sickness, but did not get his furlough. M. J. Walsh was also having fever every day, but was still keeping charge of the company. Out of Company F's 106 members only 16 besides those on detail duty showed up for drill the day the special left for the north. Mr. Anderson spent a week in camp with the boys. He says the conditions cannot be exaggerated, and before the order for the regiment to come north was issued he advised everybody to look after his relatives, or the first news he might get would be a death notice. He had a great experience in getting furloughs and In getting the boys started north. Mr. Boyle came in time to be of great assistance, especially in read- Ing the riot act to the officers who pigeon-holed furloughs and couldn't find them. He said he had no commission to lose. At first plain cars were all that could be had. But the boys began to figure with another railway line, which put on three fine sleepers. That is what kept them from reaching Algona on the early train, but the sleepers were absolutely indispensable. Some of the boys were delirious all the way home, and one In particular was bound to jump off the train. Both Mr. Anderson and Mr. Boyle were worn out when they arrived, the former being nearly on the sick list. Mr. Anderson brought Dr. Morse a sample of the Chickamauga water. He has It on exhibition in a bottle. It looks a little worse than the Algona city water did at its reddest. Yesterday's Des Moines Leader had an item to the effect that 200 sick soldiers from the 52d regiment left Chickamauga on Monday. Further details were not given. The Sunday Nl«ht Meeting. Mr. Boyle was in Algona Sunday, and one thing led to another until it was arranged for him to speak at the union meeting at the Baptist church, Rev. Ollleranshaw giving way for him. The house was crowded to hear htm. He talked very interestingly about what he had seen and retold the stories that were made familiar last week by John G, Smith, Thos. Sherman, Mrs. Blackford, Lorenzo Stahl, Lieut. Randall and others who were just home. He gave a graphic picture of the terrible conditions existing at Camp Thomas, and although it was Sunday evening he was liberally applauded. Mr. Boyle was very severe In denouncing Lieut. Humphrey of the 52nd and Gen. Maddox of the brigade. He also brought in Gov. Shaw for condemnation, and by giving what appeared to be a slight political tinge to his remarks, weakened the force of his speech. When It comes to fixing the responsibility of mismanagement it belongs to the military part of the government somewhere. Assuming that Mr. Boyle's statements are true—and there is no reason to doubt them—it looks very much as if Gov. Shaw either failed to make a rigid examination of the conditions about camp or that he had been wofully deceived as to existing conditions. This paper has no apologies to offer for anybody, but it Is Inclined to the belief that the real facts were carefully concealed from the governor during his visit. This was shown from Mr. Boyle's statement that lime was scattered about the camp on the morning of the day the governor was to be there, and Mr. Boyle asserts, and says his statement will be backed by the boys of our own company, that this is the only Instance In which lime has been used in the camp at all. This would, to our mind, seem to indicate that every effort was made to prevent the governor from knowing the facts, and everybody knows how easy it is to smooth such matters over and give out the impression which the governor gathered. If this is true, then someone in an official position at Camp Thomas should be held responsible, and Gov. Shaw stands in the position of being more sinned against than Binning. At this distance It seems strange that none of the boys ever wrote borne describing the horrors of the situation, but this is answered by the statement that not one of them dared to do ap for fear of, tbe consequences which might follow, Mr. Boyje said that Col. JJumphi-ey expressed hiwsejjf a,s lively afraid to enter such protest as would clear matters up for fear of a court martial. If this is so, it is a misfortune that the regiment was not possessed of a commandet who, in the presence of disease and death, could summon courage enough to do something for the relief of his men. It seemsthat civilians were able to see many abuses in camp that were not visible to the naked eye of an officer drawing $500 a month salary. Another Citizens' MeetliiR. In ylew of the probable fact that several members of the 62nd regiment, and some of them Company F boys, will of necessity be left In hospitals at Chickamauga after the departure of the regiment for Des Moines, a meeting of Algona citizens was held at the court house Monday afternoon and the matter fully discussed. The entire situation was'gone over, and the outcome of the meeting was that A. A. Brunson and Dr. Morse were delegated to go at once to Chickamauga and care for those who are too sick to be moved, and send home such as are well enough to stand the trip. The meeting was well attended, and the selections made It Is believed will meet with universal satisfaction. Both are level headed and diplomatic, two qualities that will stand them In good stead In the work they go there to perform. Ample funds are supplied them and more will bo furnished when needed. They will secure letters from Gov. Shaw on their way, which It is thought will materially aid them in dealing with those In authority at Chiokamauga. Goo. C. Call telegraphed to Gov. Shaw Monday with reference to the sick In the 52nd regiment and the following answer was received: "Col. Humphrey bus been directed to secure private hospital care, trained nurses, or anything else for the sick that may be loft at Chickamauga." This would Indicate that the governor Is doing all In his power to minister to the wants of the soldiers who are sick. BOYS WILL COME NOME REGIMENT WILL MOVE TOMORROW Iowa Troops at Ohioknmauga turn to DCS Molncs, and Probably Be Discharged. The 62d regiment has been ordered out of the Chickumauga pest hole. A telegram from Gov. Shaw Saturday announced that their removal had been ordered, but the date of the departure was not named. The current opinion Is that they will leave tomorrow, though definite information to this effect is lacking. Thoy will return to Camp McKlnley at DOS Molnes, and the presumption is that an early discharge will follow. Similar orders have been received by other regiments at Chickamauga, and in each case it is said that the return to their homo states means discharge very soon. This IB welcome news, not alone to the boys In camp, but to the relatives at homo who have suffered untold agony at the reports which have come from the fever-stricken soldiers in camp. The Hoys BroiiKht Home. The following Is a complete list of the members of the 62d brought north by Messrs. Anderson and Boyle, ten of them belonging to Company F: Company. C.G. Wheeler D L. Bryan p C. Hungerfoad « J. w. Clayton K J.H. Reddish g S. E. Campbell " H.W. Parlter G K. L. Caster G K. O.King G P. McGulre G S. RasmuHson : G H.W. Fry E 0. V. Brown G R. Adams M M. Ferguson -I D. B. Hawley, JJ H.K.Albright M M. Walters M Jas. Stevens ° R. W. Deyo E H. E. Harrington «< Grant Vickera E F. H. Hazzard • -k W. Sumy F B. L. Mittlng K John Mahoney •* GlenDavlson * L. Whltehead * O.Raflerty A John Larson * Q. R. Alnsworth l< S. E. Connell A M. E. Miller £ Joe Bastenlelmer * C. H. Bobison Y Joe Kafkart A F. Schmidt A C.M. Benjamin * P. Lahner.*, -0 C. Chantlana., ™F. Posthart Jj W. Gallagher E Otto Long V F. M. SUockey A E. Thiele g R. Hodgklnson K John Fritz £ Walter Tellier F F. Richmond g H. McCarrihnn « W. H. Burnell G P.O.Johnson • ** *Lleut. W. H. Wilkinson (resigned) E *Lleut. D. Muer (resigned) D *Not sick. Private Tlllotsoii Home. Private L. A. Tillotson of Company F reached home yesterday morning on a furlough of 30 days. He has had no fever, but his general appearance indicates that he is thoroughly run down, and In need of such bracing atmosphere as is to be had In this northern climate. Mr. Tlllotson is averse to talking much about the conditions at Camp Thomas, but says the boys are heartily glad to get away. He says Clarence Yetter and Roy Carpenter have their furloughs and are expected home today. OLD SETTLERS WILL MEET, Letter From Harvey Ingham. DES MoiNES, Aug. 23.—Special to THE UPPER DES MOINES: I have just hud a talk with Gov. Shaw, and during the afternoon have also talked with Gen. Byera, and Col. D. V. Jackson of Muscatlno, who Is In the city. Gov. Shaw showed mo the telegram he had sent to Algoua this morning, announcing that nurses hud been provided for the sick at Chickamauga. He also showed mo a bundle of telegrams sent by him to Washington since his return from the south, not less than 50 in number. One of them I read, and If It over becomes necessary to publish it to vindicate Gov. Shaw from the charge of vacillation or weakness, it will be a surprise to the state. This telegram brought an order for nearly 200 nurses at the various Iowa camps. Adjt.-Gen. Byers tells mo that when he and Gov. Shaw were at Chicka- maugu there were but 20 in the division hospital from the 52d regiment, and 70 sick in the company' hospitals. The order for the regiment to go to Porto Rico had just been received and the boys were cheerful. At the parade they witnessed the companies were nearly full. He says they visited the hospitals, inspected the water, and when they got to Washington made a strong plea for better service. But there was then no epidemic. He says further that the drainage of the camp Is not Into the river above the intake for the camp, but below it, except that heavy rains of course wash Into the river everywhere. Both Adjt.-Gen. Byers and Col. Jackson say that the charge that Col. Humphrey has-speculated In the boys' provisions Is absurd, as at no time do the supplies of the camp come to the colonel's hands, and in no possible way could he tamper with them or the money paid for them. Gen. Byers says Col. Humphrey's regiment was the best drilled In the entire camp of 50,000, and that Its grounds were kept cleanest, and that he is one of the best and most conscientious colonels in the army. Col. Humphrey has been ordered by Gov. Shaw to get all the nurses at state expense he can use, and to put all the boys In private hospitals he can, and orders of like kind have been issued from Washington. HARVEY INGHAM. at Chickamauga Very thoroughly, and we» I the inspector general of the United States I should condemn that camp at sight, and did while I was at Chickamauga condemn the camp of the entire force there. The soldiers are cainped in the Umber and there is no sunshine that can dry their camp or their tentage, which in Itself Would be detrimental to a camp ground. Shade Is a nice thing in hot sunshine, but it is only good for the purpose of resting. A camp for soldiers in timber or In shady placet) Is detrimental to health. The water atChlok- amaug Park is, as your son says, very poor and has to be boiled and filtered before it can be used, and a great many of the soldiers are using water from wells driven in the ground, which is very unhealthy, and while there is'a general order against using that water, still the soldiers will use it, and In my Judgment the whole camp is detrimental to good health, and I shall make an effort through the adjutant general of the army to have the 62d Iowa moved from that camp. I want to assure you and the citizens of Algona that all efforts that the governor and myself can put forth to have the Iowa troops moved from Chickamauga will be done. The governor is at present In Washington urging the removal of 62d from Its present locality. I found the B2d Iowa in better condition than the other regiments there, but I noticed among the men the hollow eye, an indication of not first, class health, we visited the hospitals and found thore quite a number sick. We assured them that everything that could be done for them would be done; while we did not mention the fact of removal to the men, that was our idea that wo should have them removed from that camp. While the 52d has the best camp that we visited, there is no doubt but what sickness is bound to follow the rainy season in that country, and I assure you that every effort will be made on the part of the governor and myself to have the Iowa troops moved to a more healthy climate. Very respectfully, M. H. BTKIIS, Adjutant-General. A WORD OF CAUTION. Sept. 3 the Date Fixed Upon—Congressman Dolllver to Deliver an Address. L. H. Moyne's Opinion. In the Emmetsburg Reporter Mr. Mayne writes from Chickamauga this week: On Saturday morning one of Cure Should bo Exorcised in the Mat* tcr of Taking or Sending* Food to the Soldiers. Within a short time Company F will be in camp at Des Moines. Their discharge may not take place at once, and for that reason many from here who have relatives In the company will probably visit them. The purpose of this item is to caution people against sending or taking to the soldier boys food other than that of the plainest and most substantial kind. The tendency is for parents in their kindness to load their boys down with sweetmeats and other Indigestible things, and while the motive for so doing is of course the best, yet the results will naturally be shown in an increased sick rate if this plan Is carried out. Coming from Chickamauga, where they have been confined to strict measures regarding rations, a gorge of good things at this time could not prove otherwise than disastrous, especially to those soldiers who are not exactly sick, but very nearly so. People, therefore, who are like- , ly to visit Camp McKinley, will be rendering good service to the soldier boys by giving this matter their earnest attention, and abstaining from sending them anything in the way of food other than that of the most wholesome character, leaving out the pickles, preserves, and such like, which may be palateable enough for a well person, yet might work Incalculable mischief at a time when good diet is a large factor in the case. SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. The Iowa Falls Sentlnal notes Horace Mann's presence at the editorial meeting and says: Among our numerous city callers last week was Mr. Horace Mann of Algona, who aspires to occupy J. P. Dolliver's seat in the national house of representatives, and who will doubtless be nominated in the coming democratic congressional convention. He remained in town on Friday and made it a point to attend the editors' meeting, and joined them on their boat ride in the evening. He is a hail fellow and we hope he may come this way .again. The Old Settlers' meeting comes Sept. 3. The announcement of this meeting has been purposely held back In order to secure a speaker, but this is now arranged, and Congressman Dolllver has been secured. Added to the usual pleasures of the old settlers who gather chiefly for reminisclent purposes, Mr. Dolliver's presence will serve to make the meeting of unusual Interest. ABOUT THOSE PIOTUBE8. They Will Be Here for Delivery, on Tuesday, Aug. SO. This paper has notice from its picture manufacturers that the pictures ordered by its patrons of the canvassers recently will be here and ready for delivery on Tuesday, Aug. 30. No other notice of this delivery will be given, so those who have given orders will govern themselves accordingly. COMMERCIAL travelers' day, trans- mississippl exposition, Omaha, Nebv., Sept. 24, tickets can he purchased over the Chicago, Milwaukee $ St. Paul railway on Sept, 33-23, for $8.9Q fpr the round trip. our place for grapesfoe, Jaji| w,eek, f M, • the companies reported one-third of Its men unfit for duty. Even the Chattanooga Times has at last been forced to admit that there Is much sickness in Camp Thomas, but still contends that the water is pure and the park a healthy place, and the sickness is due to the negligence of the men and their total disregard of sanitary precautions, This is all rot, and the Times knows perfectly well that Its statements are not true. Is it the regimental officers' fault or the men's fault that the water that has been furnished them has been pumped from Chiokamauga creek, which has received the drainage of a part of the camp? When did typhoid break out? Was It not after the rains set In and the filth of the camp was washed Into the creek and the air he- came loaded with noxious gases from the sinks that were of necessity, for want of room, placed close to the camps? These are the most prolific sources of typhoid fever and both causes were entirely beyond the control of the regimental 'officers or privates, The various companies have done the best that they could with the water problem, and have had it filtered and then boiled before it was used. This has been a hard task, for the filters are small and the water thick with dirt and filth, and it has required a detail of three men from a company each day to do the work. What Adjt. Gen. Uyers Saw. The letter herewith appended Is from Adjt.-Gen. Byers, and was written to County Attorney J. C. Raymond in answer to one he had written, It shows that the situation was better understood by Gov. Shaw and Mr, Byers than is generally supposed, ,It shows, also, that prompt s, tops were taken by the governor immediately after bis visit to have the 62d regiment removed; DBS MQINES, Aug. 16.—J. 0. Raymond, Algoua, Iowa-D,eay Sirs Youv letter of the iBth, directed to GfiY. Shaw bfta bean shown we by his, private *--- «Flamming, % gayernoy The Sentinel also tells a story at Horace's expense: A landing was made at "Wildcat Glen," and here it was that Horace Mann of Algona and a lady member of the party bacame so abstracted, while contemplating the weird beauties of that uncanny spot, that they forgot to return with the others, and their absence being unnoticed, the boat started and was some distance from the pier when It was frantically hailed from the shore. In an instant all was consternation on board. The boat was "hove to," the engines reversed, and theory of "A Mann overboard!" resounded from shore to shore. Branigan stood ready to throw out the lifeline, and MoMullen sang " Pull for the Shore." Al. Adams, In an effort to accelerate the speed of the boat, seized an idle oar but lost his balance and unceremoniously sat down in the lap of a young lady over on the larboard side-"of the boat. But finally the gang plank was thrown out and the delinquents were safely landed upon the deck. Horace requested us to not mention this little episode in our write-up, at least not until after election, but in order to keep history straight and give a truthful account of the voyage we > have been compelled to thus briefly refer to the only mishap that occurred during the day. •+• -*-•*Frank Metz has commenced a damage suit against the Chicago, Milwaukee. & St. Paul Railway company at She> don, asking that he be awarded a judg» raent in the sum of $1,999 for personal Injuries declared to have been sustained, while in the employ of the company. He alleges in his original notice that he was injured at Sheldon on June 6, by reason of a coal bucket falling on, his. hand. He avers that the Qompany is responsible on account of the careless and negligent manner in which it maintained the coal buckets. the wash, goads tfoftt y$ are selling tWe week, (pv 60 a yard ~ n T _ fi A i" Tjr> A

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