The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 26, 1894 · Page 5
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d chickens, the de W,wWfe»t|d rfcwfiwifB lad st^t a#&f and teitiaacdttditionof .;,Th*Bterifon.h6us«, .,__, -,.-., d tow of maples, runniflg north of Kfttse abouttWtytfte.fise't high. ISBWrsons were just foififf to bedj M*S, Peterson had only her bight Sing on, and .this was literally 3d from her body. She was ter* _ __ • fc/Vd* JLJ.V/LU AIWA. pJWUJ • ******* »»*»« -—- . Mfeiy cut in several places on the .head afld ficeived other injuries} and it was flot thought at first she could .reepveri Perfectly naked, covered with mud and, dirt and saturated with blood ** V{ flowed freely from her almost wounds, she sat in the mid* ruins of <her h<j*-v^i the da*-her ficreatnife >&u'rfdrett, e£?,, of whom Were more or Chlc ^ d ^ 6 ^ 3 . her husband, himself— .... \mile to the l**..*^^.^ & r nelp, ; Peterson had nothing children were tei ; . to covei him but the remains of a shift but he managed to find a .piece of an old cloak, ancl with that he covered his nakedness as well as he could, The Larsons o.bened ; theif hQUsiatid^eut a . ; team for the distressed family* .have done every thifagipossible for them since, Mediealaidfor Mrs^ Peterson could not.be got till .next day. when Drs. Tribon and Beane went to her relief, and then she presented a ghastly eight. They, found the laperated scalp packed hard with sand, plaster^and hay. The, patient never lost consciousness nor hope for a moment, and Monday stie was cheerful and hopeful of recovery. The children were alt hurt, but tipne of-.them dangerously. -V SAILING THE AIR. - ; A quarter of a mile east was the house o'f M. AY- f'erguson. "Not a vestige remains on' the site of either the house' or the barn.. .There; was a row df Willows, two* rods north of the house f flnd thVhOuse ' was carried over the ''Wjllows and scattered in pieces over 'the fleia.to' J the northeast. The Ferguson family were in the house and were carried with it oyer the hedge andj it seems, spilled out at; the .first stop. .Mr. and Mrs; Ferguson were left in the cornfield, and the baby was found sitting on a piece of the rdof a -'little .further on, indulging in a hearty cry. ,.; AT .GEORGE HOI/MAN'8. Geo. Holman's little house .was a Quarter of a mile east.. The place where it stood cannot be located by a strang- ei», as there- was no cellar and the ground is swept perfectly bare. ,The house was carried bodily, and .probably at a considerable height in the air, and 1 turned bottom side up before it struck- the ground. While sailing through the •air the roof went off, and Mn Hplman 'says he saw a steer sailing above him. The whole family struck the ground • some twenty rods from where • they 'started. One child, a babe six weeks • old,' was killed and the five other chijd- reruwere hurt. Mr. and Mrs. Holman; 'werb'Jsadly bruised. - A lumber wagon was-tom to pieces and one wheel, was carried^ distance of four miles. The *< '-prairie in the vicinity >is strewn .with .-• every* description of articles. , ( tttadMtfttdffittwtiiftftMfc- Wheft ad- ffiitted It whitied in'sufcb a.pitfeoof way as to Make its f»eis;niflff undetstot3(d,and the son-in-law foltowetl its lead until th6 old ffi&H'a bddy.ftaa found, and a short distance awav, the .wife's bodv, The house on Toffi Tweed's tout, was across tha fpj&d .soiitb of Casler's. The large house.was carried away, and his mother,, seventy years of age, Was instantly killed, faer.arm beifig broken and her face .cut, Two; of Tweed's --'-•- ' ia -ibiy mangWd. Neith- the.ir'eye.s titotll Sun- short'distance east of here, Ale* ed's house atid barn 'were' destroy! Mrs. Tweed had both .of? her arms Wen, and her eldest daughter, a girl ttf eighteen, was* so injured that she died the next day, and two girls, aged S and 6 were killed, - , ; .. In its course eastward from Alex Tweed's the buildings of John Wutges and tT, Bi Ostercamp were destroyed, and at the latter point the ; storm cpas* ed its destructive work,;not being heard from again until it struck some seven miles north of Britt. . ., reached it. . , Otto Bfittofc, of was at first reporWd missitfg, fefc it was supposed that h« had been ki ed, but he turned up and repotted in good season, fie says when the house began to go up and dowtt he got out tried to fun for a post, bttt nevef got there. He cltiftg to the loflg tffasS as hard as he could and Was saved. RfiPOlElTED AT WttiTTBMORB, BEPtJbtioA^ Corfesppndence', T < he storm seems to havfe begun its terrible work of destruction between here and Emmetsburg; bUt outside of the Golden family no. :deaths occurred until that of Bobert'SteVenson, Who Was So injured that he never knew what hurt 4 . * • ' *fr» •.•-•!.•' <_.!_'• .A.!_. • I* ^.t U Lt««« A rlfin Plum Creek toWnsfaip was not in, the direct path of the cyclone, afidLthere was no loss of life, but the condition Of things there is painf ul evidence that it was not wholly out of the demon's reach. H. M, Gardner's windmill afid tower were blown down and the house tipped into the cellar, The roof of the barn went off, Gottleib Bohn lost two horses, and & G« Maine numerous out houses, Geo, Holman's grain stacks on the Cleary 80 were scattered fifteen rods, H, Warner's new hay barn was strung through the timber for thirty rods, and other buildings and wind' mill followed, Sd, Simpkins lost his windmill, outhouses and grain stacks, P, T, Ferguson's windmill was ruined and his barn racked, There were numerous narrow escapes from death, Mr. Altweggs place was visited and so was that of Fred Miller. SpWftdid c*ipts—Only the Rain Stood '&: th'fe Way of Uftpreafcntfed Success. The County fair, held Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Was a Moderate success, Wednesday was a Bbe day as to weather, but it Was the first day, Which is never largely attended. Thursday morning a rain set in Which continued all day the program completely breaking up The manage him. HeWastryin frpmfailing in, an tb hold the turned to door Mrs. Stevenson and told her to take care of thebafcy. Mrs. Stevenson says-that jttsta'she spoke tlie plastering overhead shot off in a : body, striking the baby and knocking it from her arms. She went rolling and tumbling among the flying timbers, stoves, tables, and chairs, seeming to keep .right along with them until something stopped her* .She found .tlie. baby as .soon, as she got on her.feet, an.d also the.'children. Mr. Stevenspn was'fQund quite'a distance froni the house, unconscious. He died next morning at 7:80.' The storm at. this, place seems to have traveled almost-southeast. The old Sod Town schooihouse ,w,as scattered like a toothpick play hduse. The storm from-there seems to have been E articularly vicious, .being, described y those who saw it during the flashes of lightning.as looking, like, a great rope suspended. from' the heavens, sweeping to and fro lazily, occasionally seeming to be drawn up, or rather the bottom would seem to dissolve, and to form again. at once. However, the laziness was only seeming, as when it touched any object witty its slowly dissolving end, that object at once seemed to lose all cohesion ,and to flj;, 'piece by piece, rapidly upward,,.to" bo carried, after being torn' to . atoms,, hither and thither, asjts tormentor's. whim die- j. _ * i _a _a __*._—'11..J'AM' n!4*Iisx»* 01 rVfi rtT THE HOSPITAL SERVICE, 'At numerous points in the stricken belt hospitals have been improvised for the care and relief of the mained and the dying, These have been the scenes of suffering and distress, which have been visited by crowds of the curious. It has been found necessary to refuse admittance to the many who are hungry for the spectacle Of misery. THE OR,*; FOR WATER, The windmills are gone in all cyclone district, and one tated, and deposited on either side of the track in splintevs- The cyclone made, havoc of the .Ipuildings at Barricks, 'Liddy's, Enroe's, Higgins Gockley'fi, Bixbyfy Fred Voight's,, and B.B.Clark's. ,!•,..' . . . •w'ent directry-*"oo^'«- tn r £9'i£,"Ilbry ing 1 him closely, consumed j£ jealousy, assured in my h.ea^^ack"tbe I ought not to trust him'' further than I could see,,e "was carried "breadth of a finger/" was hurt. Every- tej and though the family _„ as.k for any charity, they need deserve aid from those more fortunate. " , , \,,. O. C. Nelson's house and buildings '„ were destroyed and his fine grove brok- . en down. Four children'were hurt, ' and one suffered a broken arm. The houses of Matt Hanson and Paul Nelson were demolished, but' nobody "was seriously hurt at either place. Jacob Dingman, of Fort Dodge, ' about seventy years old, watf visiting his son, C. D. Dingman,' They had all been at the fair and returned m time to get supper on the table. The family got into the cyclone cellar and en- treated'the old man to come with them, 1 but'he said he must have some supper. He was killed. The J. F. Meyers' place was laid bajre'of trees and the buildings swept aw.ay. The editor of the Wesley Be- 1 porter sayp be: saw a b,arnessvup m the " top of a lone cottonwood at this place, * Lit • _*_ V_'_i ?J3 -* M A. I* fti-i t*V\ '4"i an t:f\ 4". n Ck looked as though tied to the Fred Frencb's house and buildings got'the full force of the storm. His two children were killed and bis wife was badly burt, and Miss Etta Welch, of Wesley, received internal injuries from wbicb it js thought she will -"* AS SEEN FROM • at the of the most serious needs today is water for the stock. At many-places the cattle are roaming about bellowing .for water. Many wells are too deep to be drawn from-by ordinary means and no .pumps are available. . Windmills are going out in great numbers to supply the ^pressing demand. RELilC HUNTERS ABROAD. There was not probably an idle team in Algona Saturday or Sunday. The points of principal; devastation were swarming with people, drawn from all quarters and in every .'description of vehicles. The most of these visitors were led by mere curiosity, or sympathy and many others were bent on securing relics p£ a disaster sure to be historical. One farmer said his harness was being carried off in little bits, and so it was with other things and everywhere. Vandalism of the worse sort, was probably, the rare exception. RELIEF MEASURES. As early as Saturday morning, when 1 the extent of the disaster which had come upon the county became known, Supervisor Chubb decided to send out men to collect the facts, regarding any relief that might be needed. D. A. 1 Recorder,M. F. Bandall ment announced the extension of the exhibition over to Saturday night, but the Saturday fair was spoiled by the rain of Friday night and the cyclone Which took the people away to view other sights, Friday was a great day, the attendance being estimated at 4,* 000, the largest perhaps in thn history Of the society, The exhibition Was the finest in the stock department which the society has ever made. In the agricultural production it was fully up to the average, and probably beyond it, In the county running race, Ida M, owned by L. Stevens, at Ledyard, took first prizes White Stockings, owned by C.F. Higleyof the same place,,took second money, and another White Stockings, owned by Mr. Harbour took third. In the novelty race Fred, owned by Tom Butler, took first money, Fly, OWned by Tom Kain, took second and Barney, owned by L, L. Miller, took third. In the five mile bicycle race Mr. Myhre, of Estherville, won the first medal, Byrd Moore, of Des Moines, the second, and Merkle the third, Edmonds did not enter the race. A number of races were run by outside parties Saturday but the Fair management had nothing to do with them. The full report is held for next week, but it may be said that the society will pay its premiums and expenses with its receipts and possibly have a small surplus. ' .. -^ ^ LOCAL TOPICS. A loaded freight car, standing on the side track at the Milwaukee depot, was set in motion by thfe wind about eight O'clock Saturday night and ran put on the main track and down the, line for about a mile, where it came into collision With a heavily loaded cbal train, coming in at full speed. Engineer John Humphrey and Charles McEldoon and the brakeman jumped just in time to save their lives. The engine and six cars went into the ditch. The engine was a complete wreck, being crushed out of the semblance of .its former shape. Engineer Humphrey struck on .a #e and hurt his back, but his injuries are not so serious as those of Fireman McEldoon, who went into the ditch and was hurt in the bowels. He was in jured internally and his condition was. reported serious. Superintendent Cosgrove sent his private car up from Mason City and took the men to that place, where their families|are. Dr. McCoy went down with the men at la the midst ol death m are in life. Otto Newman and Matilda Myers married Monday. >) you feetn ableto'g:efrgetofr tmt- ter? If not, ttf the OifefoiJHouse, Grocery ahd you Will. o • i . Ben Haggard has bee'n, confined to the house for several days bjosjckness. He is around again,/ - M,,, F,; Mrs. Minnie Van Cise, of Cleat Lake, Visited Algona friends the past weeki , - ; Choice jellies, preserves and pickles at the Opera House Grocery* ...-,] The populist- -county convention comes October 12. Mrs. Hi F, Watson is, home-from her trip tO Ohio, :>.,rv Angelina is the>girl for good bread making, "j^-. »-, If you want a job of painting done seeOrr. •>, . • Ed. Butler has a-bird dog to sell, Fresh oysters at Ladefidorff's, See Orr on questions of paint. Opera House Gfd&ry." At Walker Bros, 1 * It is t'he best. The old Wm; Ward place and the W, p, Biddings place were both devastat* ed, On the Matter place the family stove fell down ae tlie house lifted foundationi and a gtarted, wJwch My, Ws bands ,, gives a narration of the wprk of tne c clone in that neighborhood,. Which is condensed as follows: The first damage -this side of Em r metsburg was the destruction , of ttye barns, sheds, granary and wind-mill at /A. j Tnreadgold's. , All the Gallagher buildings were swept away. Mr. Peters,''a 'bachelor 1 living alone further 1 east, saw the storm in .time to> escape to his* • cyclone cellar. His buildings were destroyed.- The. next point was the place of W'. Ditch. His buildings were destroyed and his wife, child -and brother-in-law were buried in the ruins and were hardly able to extricate themselves. The storm veered to the northeast -and headed for the towr. of Cylinder, but When within 80 rods- it swept to the southeast. East of Cylinder it crossed the railroad track and struck northeast, and half a mile distant . destroyed the house, barn and out buildings of Geo. Kelly. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly lieard the storm coming, and knowing/from experience in the Grinnell cyclone and in Nebraska what it was, they both sprang for the cradle where the baby lay asleep, The mother reached the cradle first and clasped the child in her arms. Mr, Kelly put one arm around -his /wife and toe other around his son of about 12 yeavs, and at that instant they were taken into the 'air and torn apart, no two being together when they struck tb^eartb; Mr. Kelly is badly bruised abput the head and face and was struck in the side, making, Wm sore and lame, .Mrs, Kelr ly bad one rib broken and is bruised from head to foot, The baby was giv _.,j<JurWana Otto Britten were destroysfli! b .v$ tbe bouse oj A. G. 1 faU escaped witli U^ie'aatBage, wai made intq &;b98pjtal a»» tbe VJWAM*m®te&*&. we £raversed5 > or'tlarid township 'Saturday; and others have been put to other districts. The county will supply whatever funds may be demanded for imr mediate relief, and it is understood •that the disbursement to destitute families will be made by the ladies 9f the Woman's'Belief Corps. The ladies held a meeting Monday afternoon ,at the G. A. B. hall, when a large number of articles were gathered in. Great quantities of clothing will be absolutely needed, and at once, and the sympathies of.those well situated should prompt .them to respond to the call for assistance liberally . and promptly., Mrs. Nannie Setchell is the president of this noble order, and articles can be handed in at her store. en' a scalp wound, but the boy luckily escaped injury, The family were thrown about 100 feet, . This, part of the stPtta.did «Q further serwus age until -it reached... the ste place. The branch which .went east from Gallagher .aw,. down at Alex Golden's a»d loB'/i, i«4t GpJdeft'a it toe ttungs * 1 The deatructipn was terrjble; .Their ftml}y, fl , and Mpg, aQWeaiana-two; small ,woped My., 0, ufc to AMONG THE HAY STACKS. Hardly a hay stack is to be seen in the county which gives evidence or having' blown away, even in part. The air was full of hay and everything else? but the stacks are not scattered at all. They are merely fumbled down and flattened. Should rains come on before these stacks are in shape, great losses will' certainly follow. There ougbt'to be bees made up among the farmers all over the county to give the help that is now so much needed to save what is left, not'only hay in the fields, but in the wrecks of barns, and grain that is running out on the ground. Wheat and oat stacks are of course in bad shape, and some shelter roust be provided for the cattle, nors- "" hogs and poultry. > Every farmer d make a bee line for the nearest ,.„,.„ wbere bis belp is needed,, and we dp not see what is to binder a great many idle townspeople from putting "--' bands to tbewor.tf. the Superiritendent's'request, administering what relief he was able. He returned at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The wrecking train was at work all day Sunday getting the wreckage onto'' flat cars,. The engine was got out of the mild Monday. It is Supposed thatsome, b|>ys ha-d loosened tlje-'-brakes., - " ~ funaway car,'allowing.it to be by'thewind. ' • ' ; |l J'. A.'Freeh, our Bancroft news gatherer, went up to Swea City on -Monday of last week. He took, applications there for $12,000 of life insurance, in the Equitable Life, of New York, that day, after one o'clock in the afternoon and got to the train at Bancroft.next morning just in time to go to Algona to attend the county convention.. This will be ample explanation of the absence of the Bancroft department from last week's BEPUBLI- to^Nj an occurrence so rare that it calls for special mention. Advertised letters for week: Miss Emily Bergstrum, L. Grawig,Williard B. Hughs, Henry Horn, B.S.Harrison, Mr. Edward Johnson, Alfred Jaryis, THE GRANb ARMY' HEARD FROM, J, W, Bobinson has "received from the State headquarters.,0f the department of Iowa the following communication, indicating the interest felt by the department officers in |the welfare of their unf ortuna'te bpmrades involved in the cyclttnelossesr"-' 1 DBS 'MOINES IDA., Sept. 24, 1894. J. W. Eobinson, A, Di'C. Dept. Ia.,G. A. B., Algona,. Iowa. Dear, sir and Comrade:— Will you not kindly make, at the earliest possible date, as full investigation of the injuries and losses, if any, that may have been suffered by comrades Of the G. A. B. living in your vicinity, and especially in ; your county, from the recent cyclone, and-reportThe uame, with names- and' specific statement of loss or injury, so far as possible, direct to Department Commander, Geo. A. NeWman, al Cedar Falls, Iowa. Some definite and reliable information appears very necessary before deciding what, if aMy, action the situation may demand, I am Yours Fraternally, CHAS. L. LoNQLEYjr • • . •• • •'••-. • • A; : 'V.'Y P. S.— I feel assured that a 'bill for necessary expenses will be allowed , MINION LOCALS. I. S. Bisbee, of Osage, the well known 1 piano turner, Is in town for a week's work 'and is stopping at the Tennant. He say nine persons w.ere filled in the. eyclon near Osage. ,.-.... The Outlook will meet Thursday .even ing at half past seven. .Papers on "Ney England Authors," "Scenery and Contri buttons to America." Quotations from M.E. Authors. Ladies are. i cordially in vited. : [The above is the best translation this paper can give.] A; p. McGregor attended the funeral a Alex'3'Tweed's, near Wesley, Monday wKicii 'he says was tha saddest! he ever saw TKe ! iSged'grandmbther and two girls, fiv , ; wefe'-laid-'fiut in one 'Cdfflny theol ttfc f fepoWMts, C. A. otoeiiflptiBvlftgV tieflo%$i " aralyzed, but the physicians ate 1 ut hope 6! felteving her eveti i» tills fcisK icular. Jffoface Scheack is atisfactorily. The fioevers babfe is i letter, and the .adopted boy has i wen out of doora. The same general 1% ott of rapid Itripf ovetnent ftoft^s: ver the cyclone district. The funeral of Mrs. Boevefs ana* wfts attended at the residence of ChHstittu )a«,.the father of Mfs, Soevers, and thftt - f Robert Stevensriii was from the fisi- eace of his daughter, Mrs. JaiueS Staeijv lev, liagnell officiated at both. : The program of thd SodiaJ tTnfon- f*W— ay night is: piano sblo by'Mrs, Sefet^;. joem, "DJary of i Jdurney Around tbe World," by W» tt; Campbells vocal solo^. [tffss Sos'a Scott; recitationj : solectiolj» rom "Olive Schreiner's Dream,*' Mfss- Slizabeth Wallace; papqr, "Looking; ward," Mrs, W. S.. Inghatn;, vocal. Mrs. F. S. Vesper. \ . , It is anticipated that Qpy. may pass through Algona on the tnornttog: )f October 6, on tils way ffom I)es Motncs jo Minneapolis, tf so an opportunity Witt >c afforded to see and hcbir a man whom & majority of-the people believe will be thfr next President of the United States and vho wish he were now. •.<•••.-•. Silas Schenck, of Lincoliit Neb., •• after • eading the reports of the Kossuth county, cyclone, concluded-to come home and sw»- iis father. He.arrived the, flrsti week. . . .,;, ,.. Judge Carr will hold his , court in this.county.next week. There arc 120 cases on the docket. . Judge Cook was in to_\yn yesterda-y, aad3 Will ChafEee was visiting his; Algona- friends. Ed Bircher arrived hpmefironi.Miiwatt- keeMonday Morning, where 1 "'his' h'offte- „ Bell ton took a place 'ita 6n6 'of the big 1 raise?at the Wisconsin Stidft fail 1 ..' Sis tatsfag, for this season isfrni'shea.' ; •'•'-' : •'' • - '" J. E. Jones spent' a"cduple' of'days Fun Milwaukee last week, visiting -the, state- fair arid the Milwaukee ExDOSition.: Albert Bookman; of West Bend, has; beciw in Algona several days.,,' ..;, <•.•••'. Mr. and Mrs. Bew Robinson have* beca, visiting Algona friends the past week., Jas. Taylor has one of the handsoraesfe' show Windows in the world. It.is decors^- ted with birds of rich fall pluinago.. There was very little insurance on- .thw/ property destroyed Friday night. The REPUBLICAN is provided with extra copies of this issue, which can be >. had • at the office or by mail at5 cents a copy. Fresh oysters at LadendorfE T K- COFFEE 'Walker Bros, have the Chase &. born Coffee agency. Make no mistake about that. • 'womldjy clasping the girls in hel- 'arms. • An .county., Address TJ. aeent the- rif ' " in this. ut man- sa, lowa- JJU.r. 4-jUWalU UUUUDUiJ, ja.liiuv» UU^.AUJ Miss Anna Johnson, Mr. Elmer Matthews, Mrs, Jj. J. Matthews, Miss Minnie Nelson Miss Ida Stone, Mr. B. Stefford. Geo. C, Call was at Ledyard Monday, where he sold a farm to Cal. Wilson, ajf old settler, for $4,500. Of the Grannis-Palmer tract, Mr. Call has only about 400 acres out of the 2,000 which be bought last spring, President Dodge, of the County Agricultural society, reports that somebody took by mistake or stole a nail bushel of grass'seed from the gram department at the fair. He wants to Jjno'w wbat we are coming to, .' George Johnson found a lap robe in theroaa near M,. \V,_Ferguson's yester? Three Strong; Lines; Cloaks, ; , g?he best coffees in Algona av<? at,tbe Qp^ra gouse Growy. 'PARTY SS'H®r.»°»tWi«4 « the DurpQse^ of placing IR wopfttaatiQQ a "" *i w *fi~i ± v *J *-Ti:*ii- -~ A_~-.«« ^-t-tf\f\ rf\r cowjjiy ,w»keir, pfl J°P aucbotbesbHSlB^sa? > probably lost from a > car nage passing ovev the ground. It W at ttjsi REPUBWOAN offlce, where the owner can call for it, The county is going to have as beautiful a lawn next summer as anybody, if the city water holds put. The court hQuaehas water connections ana .a hose pipe,'SP tbat Matt. Boitebawer can wake it rain whenever b§ wants to * - »' 'p, A, Haggard's estimate of the total Sl&mage donje by the cyclone toJPWPp in «088Hth county w. ( <P^,OQO« w. been over the ground, ana - •;; - v/j, K r*:|f-;r* w « " > >v>»vt,,it xV a : '•<*«"'.? 1 * i." fc..«t i^i^'f.^.:: ?!&

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