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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1898. VOL. 24, A New Lot Of Nice- IN DEFENSE OF SAUNDERS. SLANDEEOUS STORIES ABE DENIED, Plain and Fancy, Cheap or not so Cheap, which ever kind you want. Just opened at M. Z. Grove & Son, Special Sale All This Week 50 and 75c Waists for 35 cents. $1.50, $1.75 and $2.00 Waists for $1.00. G. L. Galbraith & Co. ,/. T. CliriscMlles, G. 0. Hudson, T. H. Lantry, James Patterson, President. -Vice President. Treasurer. Secretary. Report that He Was a Defaulter Has No Foundation—Onllty Parties Will Be Prosecuted. One of the sensational reports from Chickamauga has been the story about Capt. W. E. G. Saunders of Emmetsburg. Capt. Saunders has been quartermaster of the 52d regiment, and upon his resignation to come home and attend to his business as soon as he saw that that the war was over, It got Into the dally papers that he had been speculating in supplies, and was $60,000 or some like fairy sura short. Capt. Saunders has taken the matter up and is going to prosecute. E. B. Soper, his attorney, offers a liberal cash reward to anyone who will point out the person or persons who have set the story afloat. In this connection a letter of importance is published in the Emmetsburg Reporter. It is by E. S. Johnson, chaplain of the regiment, who says in part: " The best denial of the rumor concerning Lieut. W. E. G. Saunders Is the simple fact that he has nothing to do with the issuance of rations. He is our quartermaster, not our commi- sary officer, Again, there has been no shortage of rations that I know of in our regiment. Our regimental commi- sary officer has always issued the governmental allowance promptly. You will readily see that there can be no basis for the scandalous report for the two reasons mentioned, viz: First, there has been no shortage in the rations issued to our regiment. Second, Lieut. Saunders has never had anything to do with the rations. " Soon after this regiment came to CampThomas, Quartermaster Saunders told me that he should tender his resignation as soon as peace should be declared, as he could not afford to stay in the service for mere garrison duty. He felt that his duty to his wife and children would demand his return to them as soon as the wur was over. Then, too, he has been sick. You will see the marks of sickness on him when he returns to Emmetsburg, as he will do shortly." L. H. Mayne, in his weekly letter to the Reporter, speaks of Capt. Saunders' resignation, and says: Lieut. Saunders has been given an honorable discharge and been complimented upon the excellent manner in which he has discharged his duties. His department has charge of fitting out the army in clothing and in furnishing mules, wagons and such things. Some have confused his work with the commisary department over which he had no control. During the time that he has had charge of the department he has handled thousands of dollars worth and the fact that he has accounted for every dollar's worth of goods disbursed speaks highly for hisbusiness integrity, and entitles him to the honorable discharge that he has received. He is entitled to such a discharge for now that the war has ended there is no need for him to neglect his home and business interest to remain In the service. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. - [INCORPORATED.] •HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. Dealers in Hard and U Soft Coal. Manufacturers of Strictly High-giade Flour. Special attention paid to the that the mid-summer drouth materially cut down the total yield of what at one time promised to be the largest crop ever grown in this state. But allowing for this reduction of prospective yield, the fields today carry a heavier average burden of corn than was in sight at the corresponding date last year. DK, QAKFIELD VERY LOW. He Han Been Gradually Falling for the Past Two Years —Suffered a Paralytic Stroke Yesterday. Dr. Garfleld was stricken with paralysis yesterday morning about 9 o'clock. He had gotten up in his usual health and was working in his shop mending a pair of shears. He was able to get into the house, but was then helped to bed, where his whole right side became numb. It is now two years and a half since he was thrown from his buggy near D. Rice's and his shoulder dislocated. Ho has gradually failed since that time, during the year past mentally as well as physically. Still he has had wonderful vitality and will power and has kept about. Dr. GarHeld Is one of the county's old settlers. He came to Kossuth In 1865 and was one of the organizers of old Greenwood Center, a few miles west of Bancroft. He was also one of the organizers of Crocker county, which mot Its death In the supremo court. He was born in Sullivan county, New Hampshire, May 6, 1820, and has always been a physician. Ho prac- tised in New York until he came to this county. For many years he has llyed in Algona, where he has many friends who will regret that his old age has been so unpleasant. VICTORY. Wo swooped upon Spain Like a hawk on a hen, We stove up her navy And crippled her men. We have driven her out Of the west hemisphere, For which the now world Has a reason to cheer. We have taken her islands, And set her slaves free, We have pickled her ships In the brine of the sea. Wo have conquered her armies And paid their way homo. Can any more honor By nations bo shown? Our brave Spanish prisoners Are treated with core 'Neath the folds of " old glory," The pride of the air. Cervera, a captive, Enrolled with the rest, IB held in respect As a national guest. Through bitter exporienco She should be aware, That old Uncle Sam Is the last one to scare. Convinced by the treatment She's taken of late, That shells and gun cotton Are bad pills to take. She boasts of her honor, Which never was known. Corruption has always Polluted her throne. She is now at our mercy And suing for peace. Her shearing has cost her The best of her fleece. Her soldiers when captured Have met with surprise, Deceived by the wool That was pulled o'er their eyes. 'Neath the " Star Spangled Banner" Some wish to remain, And withdraw their allegiance From old tyrant Spain. WAS A KOSSUTH PIONEER, MICHAEL EIBBHOFF fcABSES OUT, •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. INSURANCE. 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, --j, ssso.ooo. ^iica-oasTA., XOW.A.. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collec lons made promptly, ancf a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the ola countries sold at lowest rates. WM H. INGHAM, President; T. CHRISCHILLES, Vice Preg; LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier Directors—Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrlschllles, Lewis H. Smith, J, W. Wadsworth, Barnet T>evlne. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL $50,000 AMRROSF A CALL President I WM. K. FERGUSON i" 0 ,* 8 }*} 61 D. H. HUTCHES ".V...-••••Vice President! 0. D. SMITH Asst. Cashier Pireotors-D. H. Hutohins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorwetler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, B. 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 «w(t Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest., TUos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbwtn, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Sohenok, Thos. F. Oooke. CASH CAPITAL, fSQ.OOO. General printerest paid on time deposits. Conflicting opinions. Friday Olof Pearson of Bancroft telegraphed from Camp Thomas to Samuel Mayne of Bancroft as follows: " Get the boys out of here. One hundred and forty-one sick report this morning. Had no drinking water for 12 hours, enough to kill them all. Thirteen sleepers left lastnight for Iowa with sick." Mr. Mayne forwarded the telegram to Adjt.-Gen. Byers at Des Moines, asking if something 1 could not be done. Gen. Byers forwarded it to Col. Humphrey of the 62d regiment, who sent the following reply: " CHICKAMAUGA PABK, Ga., Aug. 25.—Gen. M. H. Byers, Des Moines, Iowa; Absolutely false; better drinking water than when you were here. No new oases and only ten in the hotel from all causes. Plenty of men answer sick call for quinine for slight ailments and they try and get excused. More than half not excused. No one seriously 111. W. B. HUMPUWBY." In 1801-8. "Uncle Richard" Clarkson tells in the Register about his experience in the army 85 years ago: " We do not believe that men can be made good and effective soldiers by petting. War means suffering for all engaged, means unequalled hardships, privation and death. We served three years and three months in a war that was not a picnic, and during all of that time we never saw a " trained nurse," a "pillow," a "band," a "housewife," or a single article of any kind received from any association or organization at home, Many of the men of the regiment died with the measles and typhoid fever during the three months the regiment was at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, in the winter of 1861-62, more deaths than in all the Iowa regiments in the field so far, yet not a person nor a paper called for the regiment to be sent home. So it was with all the other union regiments during the civil war, they all suffered from diseases when they were in camp, and they were only healthy when each day's battling or marching gave them a new campground at night. The 65,000 comrades who marched with Sherman from Chattanooga to the sea—probably the most effective army .the world has ever known—were not petted to weakness and inefficiency, and the world did not at that time have an equal army that could defeat them. That army could have captured Cuba within, ft week," Very conflicting reports ars received, as to the condition of corn, the estl* mates depending «nou the, point of view » Of the crop reppders. Jt J< . ^iM l ii*Si'i\l^lM^^&4 From the days of Columbus To the Ill-fated Maine, Her crime has continued An unbroken chain. She has got what she needed, Perhaps her death blow, Which should have been given Four centuries ago. No good things can prosper Beneath Spanish rule, Her sway has been always Despotic and cruel, Tho' once she was great, She has dwindled so small 'Twould not pay the Carlist iirp it all. Living Long Past Man's Alloted Time He finally Succumbs at the Rare Age of 81. The gradual decline of Michael Reib- hoff ended In death Thursday. Friday a large number of old neighbors and friends attended the funeral at the home on Black Cat, where Rev. Oiler- anshaw apoke feelingly of his old parishioner. Mr. Reibhoff had been a member of the Presbyterian church 40 years. Mr. Reibhoff was one of the real pioneers. He came to Kossuth in 1856 and located where he died, the third white settler to go north of Algona. W. H. Ingham and A. L. Seeley had built their cabin where C. Byson now lives, a half mile from the Rolbhoffs, and Horace Sohonck had located where M. Sohenok now lives a few weeks before Mr. Reibhoff arrived, The throe cabins for a year formed a settlement, then Mr. Ingham and Mr. Seeley moved over on the river where D, Rice now lives. It was from here that Mr. Relb- hoff's son John enlisted at the opening of the war, the first boy that went from Kossuth who died. Henry also died in the war. but he did not enlist from Kossuth. And it was here that for 43 years a genial hospitality has been extended that has made Mr. and Mrs. Reibhoff beloved by all who have known them. Mr. Reibhoff was born in Hanover, Juno 15,1807. Hanover was then held by England and for seven years he was In the English army. He belonged to a regiment of men selected for their size and height, one of the picked regiments of the army. He came to America in 1833, when 20 years of ago, and for five years was engineer at the salt works. Then he came to Dubuque and took a claim and until 1856, when he came to Kossuth, he farmed near Dubuque. He was married in Germany In 1830 to Mary Jobman and six children were born to them, Henry, Margaret, Peter, John, Mary and Michael. In 1842 he was married to Miss Amelia Roan, sister of James Roan, also a pioneer north of Algona, and 14 children were born to them, Elizabeth, Agnes, James, Jane, Mathew, Martha, Susan, Grace, John, Grace J., Frank, Henry, Garfella and Capitola. Grace and Capitola are buried in the Algona cemetery. Their children have married and scattered and wherever they have gone they have been esteemed and respected citizens, a credit to their parents. Among the best known hero are Mrs. Aug. Zahlten, Mrs. John A. Winkel of Bancroft, and Mrs. J. B. Winkel of Algona. Mr. Roibhoff reached the ripe old age of 91 years. He always had good health. Ho missed but one county fair ever held In Kossuth. Ho was not a strong man in his later life, but lost none of his faculties. He enjoyed his life and was a cheerful man to talk with up to his dying hours. Now that he is gone many reminiscences of the early days will come back to those who weathered the storms and trials of early times, and In them all only pleasant things will be recalled of the kindly, genial, honest, and faithful man who has dropped from the ranks. Hosklns, charged with criminal libel of Judge Helsell. The vote of the jury was unanimous and was taken without discussion. The trial, unless Bruce and Hosldns can get it delayed, has already begun. Now Hoskins and Bfuca will have all the chance they waflt to tell what they know. PRED OROHAH YIELDS TCP ffiB MFE, Passed Ont Saturday Morning—Was a Son of One of the Pioneers of This County. To usurp W. H. CAMPBELL. Announcement. Having opened a hardware store at Sexton, thereby giving a home market for the farmers In that section, we cordially invite all who are in need of goods in our line to call and see us. We will give you an HONEST DEAL, GOOD GOODS, and LOW PRICES, We can also be found at the same old stand In Algona, where we have been in the same business for the past 27 years. Your servant as in the past, J. W. ROBINSON. Sowing. Sewing by the day, or at home. Residence first house north of J. B. Winkel's sewing machine office. O 24t8 Miss IRENE WARD; GOOD wheel for sale cheap. Inquire of Irving E. Dodge. 24 ON July 19, Aug. 2, 18, 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 weet and south at exceptionally low rates. For tickets and full information apply to agents of Chicago & Northwestern railway.-17t7 Your Wedding Ulutt- Buy your wedding ring of us, we always make the bride, a present. 5tf DlNGLEY & PUGH. FOB time loans on real estate apply at Kossuth County State Bank. Goop organ for sale cheap, Inquire of R. A. Palmer. 21t4 CALL at our place for grapes the last of th° week. M. Z. GROVE & "— THE Mason City Brick and Tile 09, makes the hest drain tile and hpUpiy building'tile in the world and, prices. F. 0. B, any station, N,;O» water sets cheap, ajt ]$. 3, • ' Death of Mrs. Jus. II. .Tones. Mrs. Jas. H. Jones departed this life Friday evening at 11:80, surrounded by all of her own family and many near relatives. She was confined to her bed less than a week, although in poor health for some time. She left surviving her, besides her husband, three children, Walter H., Ernest S., and Sadie Grace. Three sisters, Mrs. Wilkinson of Milford, Mrs. Helms of St. Paul, and Mrs. Shanks of West Mitchell, and two brothers, Walter Smith of Ida Grove and John Smith of Mitchell were here to attend the funeral. One sister, Mrs. Osborne of Flandreau, Dakota, and t wo brothers, W. G. Smith of Minneapolis, and A. D. Smith of St. Paul were unable to be present. Mrs. T. W. Jordan of Sioux City and J. B. Jones (and his daughter, Pauline,) of Des Moines, brother and. sister of J, H, Jones, and Chas, Jones and family of Wesley, a nephew, were also present. The fuueral services were held at the farm home near Hobart and was attended by a large number of sympathizing friends and neighbors, some 64 carriages forming the procession to the grave. The services were conducted by Rev, Suokow, the Congregationalist pastor, whose church the deceased was a member of, assisted by Rev. Cook of Hobart. Mrs. Jones was 52 years old, and was born in Kent, England. She came to this country with her parents iq 1854, and settled at Union Grove, Wis. She was married to J. H. Jones in October, 1872, and became a resident of Kossuth county In March, 1875. Early in life she professed religion and became a member of the Congregational church at Union Grove, and after coming here joined the Congregational church at Algona. For years she has not been in good health, but bore with her physical ailments with Christian fortitude and without complaint, thinking not of herself, but always ready with a helping hand to assist others in their distress. Her neighbors all bear testimony to her unselfish devotion to others. She will be much missed by her family and friends everywhere. J. H- Jones and family take this means of extending to their many friends and neighbors Bhpvroand a?BlgtjW*9e.giYe» during Ihe sloU- nVwfbwjW Pl^te.oyteer Fred Cronan, who was brought home from Chickamauga by John G. Smith, died Saturday morning at 2 o'clock. The funeral was hold at the Congregational church Sunday afternoon, and there was not even standing room for the people. The pulpit was beautifully decorated with flags, flowers and bunting, and Dr. Day, who officiated, spoke eloquently of the services of the boys, who without chance to win fame silently bore sufferings and disease worse than any wounds of battle. The grand army and sons of veterans consigned the remains to the grave. Fred was one of the longest-time members of Company F. He had served one five years' enlistment and was two months on his second enlistment when death came. At camp he was cook when sickness overtook him, as the result of exposure in a heavy rain after a heated day's work. He was not taken to the division hospital, but was cared for in the company hospital by his comrades. The doctor said on his return that he had been well nursed. He lingered two weeks but there was little hope. From a big, strong man weighing 180 pounds ho had shrunken to skin and bones. Capt. Cooke says that Fred was a faithful, obliging, hard working soldier. He was always ready and always cheerful, popular with his comrades, and now mourned by them all. His last thoughts were of them. In his delirium he fancied that he was in charge of fifty who were sick, and who must be brought home. His last words were Instructions to his mother to ba sure and help'him get the boys to the train in time to go. Fred was the third son of a pioneer family. His father and mother came to Kossuth in 1866 and took a homestead on Lotts Creek, where he was born Jan. 7, 1871. His life was spent on the farm there and elsewhere in the county until a few years ago when he came to Algona. He was a Kossuth county boy. His death adds another name to the honor roll of Company F, another mound to be kept green on each succeeding memorial day, THE INSTITUTE CLOSES. TUo Touchers Leave Algoua After a Pleasant Time—A Largo Attendance, W. M. Beardshear of the state agricultural college lectured to the teachers Wednesday evening, and what he said was heartily appreciated. Friday and Saturday the examinations were held, 165 applying for certificates. Supt. Van Erdewyk says the actual attendance was 50 more than he was look'' ing for, 100 two-year-certlflcate teachers coming back. The instructors were so satisfactory that he will have most of them next year again. They were all greeted with great applause when Thursday they made their closing addresses, Harmony is the word that characterizes the whole Institute. Well laid plans were systematically carried out, and everybody was pleased that he or she was there. Public School Opening. The public schools will open next Monday, Sept. 5, High school pupils will go to the normal school building. Pupils in the highest class of each room In the Third ward school will go to the next higher room, those in No. 4 going to room 9 in the central building. In the central building grade 8 willbe in room 10, grade 7 in room 9, grade 6 in room 8, grade 5 in room 7, grade 4 in room 6, On the lower floor pupils go where they were assigned last spring. The grades cannot well be here announced, as some are duplicated, ' Pupils who went to the Baptist church school last spring go to room 1, central building. Pupils should be sure to bring their promotion cards. N. SPENCER, Supt. SEE shirt waist ad. for this week. • G. L. GALBRAITH & Co. MONEY—On first mortgages. Money—On second mortgages. Money—On short time. Money—At lowest rates. Money—Geo. C. Call, Algona, Iowa. STILL another lot of those 25a tumblers. M. Z. GROVE & SON. COMMERCIAL travelers' day, trans- mississippi exposition, Omaha, Nebr., Sept, 24, tickets can be purchased over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway on Sept. 22-23, for $8.90 for the round trip. WE have just received our Hue of fur collarets, just the thing for fall. G. L. GALBRAITH & Co. FOB the national encampment, .,„„„ of Veterans, U, S. A., at Omaha, Sept, 12 to 16, all agents of the North western/ line will sell round-trip tickets to Omaha, Sept, 10-11, at reduced rates, good. «ntU Sept. 21. Apply to agents lov full pftpUoulayg' S&tS

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