The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1894 · Page 4
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 3, 1894
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AIQOKAREPUBLlCiS BY MlLf ON StAttB. t«fffi* (toe copy.oue j«tf. to adtttfM ............ f 1,60 Ott6 copy , si* months, in adf aace .......... 78 One eopy, tni-de months, in ftdttfiM ........ 40 Subscriptions continue till oWerfed stopped ted all arrearages ate paid. The republicans of Kossuth county tiever put a cleaner, abler, ortnofepop- tilar ticket in the field than that of this fall, the greatet number of candidates are men of experience in their respective offices, and well known to the voters of the county. No more efficient men than Recorder Randall, and Clerk Grose, in the places they fill, could be found in the county, and they are as obliging as capable. Their stand^ ing in the community, in all the particulars in which men are judged by their neighbors, is the highest. They are, in the universal acceptance, and in spite of partisan prejudices, worthy of any honor or preferment within the gift of the county. While Supervisor Hollenbeck is per'• haps not so widely known as an official, beiug recognized more as a representative of his locality, he is known the county over as a faithful and conscientious official, always active in .the .interests of his constituency and of the county at large. He is an old . settler and has always been popular in his .. neighborhood. * Leander Barton, of Lu Verne, is a ; new figure in Kossuth county public affairs. He was one of the early settlers and solid men of Humboldt county. Within a few years he has became a property owner and resident of this county and the people of Lu Verne presented him at the convention for the office of supervisor. If the impression which he has made among his neighbors, of whose local interests be will primarily be an exponent on the board, counts for any thing, he is a ( very active, sagacious and honorable business man, who will be a desirable aid in the. settlement of questions of county poli- cy ' * F. D. Calkins, the republican candidate for county auditor, has made his •way alone in the world since he was fifteen years of age. About that -time he began work in a barber shop, where he was employed for a couple of years, when he secured a position as traveling salesman for a leading St. Paul lumber firm. After severing his connections .with this house he spent some time as a student at the ,Oskaloosa Business College, of which institution he, is,! we, OOBB THBOUOH IS TflE HANDS OF ITS FRIENDS.—Chicago Tribww. any local complications. The effect of the latter in New York and elsewhere will only emp"hasiz611$ verdict of disapproval of the democratic party that will be rendered at the polls next month. " . i.'* ; Aside from any consideration of the chances of' the election*. Jthe^action of the New York democrats in placing the party leadership in the hands of a man who but a month ago voted against the democratic party on the chief issue of the day, is an interesting comment upon the condition the party is in. But something as strange and inconsistent as this comes to pass every day or two, and the country is merging into a state of mind, as it believe, a graduate:- ^He came'to-Ban- croft six years ago, and remained there until Ledyard was founded, when he established himself jn the lumber; busi- ,ness at that place, 'remaining th^re until he became connected with the State Bank of Germania, two years ago. He is a first class business man and will make a number one, Auditor.. That he has the elements- of popularity was shown by the enthusastic and almost solid vote he received jn the convention from the section of the county •where he lived for ,the past six years, and where he is best Known. It is safe to predict that Mr. Calkins will be elected by a booming majority*., and that the the average majority for the ticket as a whole will be the largest in many years. watches the moves in the .democratic prise it. au indorsement. The Democrat," which first advocated his election as a uonparti- ,san candidate, now says: "The populists look upon Mr. Cphpon as one of their greatest leaders in this section." What yarns the Democrat will get oiTnexs week cannot be predict^!. .., ; \•• . .-'..'. .'.' WONDERS OF THE STORM. Sailing the Air, in Strange Company--The Man and the Steer—A Babe who Sailed through the Air into her Papa's Arms.—A Trunk from near Algona Goes to Osage, .: \ Accounts of long voyages through the air on the wings of the cyclone are not unfamiliar to those who have perused the newspaper reports of those oc- curences. It is known that • in the Grinneli cyclone articles were 'carried menagerie, in which nothing can sur-' thil> ty- fl fifty miles, and 'that it • > was a common pick :,up light articles earned by .that storm 'at even greater distances. The 'total,, ^'isap- pearaHce of building froin ; .thp .sites The REPUBLICAN is much in the habit/of volunteering advice to its democratic friends, but we think';,tl;e situation just at this-tiine is such as. to-;warrant us in divulging a plan whereby ; they can win a great victory and elect evejrytbne of their county candidates. All the> have to do is to indorse the republican ticket. There was a great political gathering at Iowa City Friday evening. Senator Cul- 16m, of 111., was the principal speaker. He .was introduced by Gov. Jackson. Speeches were made by secretary of State Mc- Earland and by candidate Cartis, who is running against Judge Hayes with a fine prospect of election. that knew them, is a circunistunce which prepares the mind to giye ence to phenomena qt like nature,-. $ Tweed school house, for instance.,", w carried out of the neighborhood.'Search has been made for 'it in all dii'e.ctions, but while .a' few pieces ha% ( 'been found,, not enough of it could be collected together ,tp fill a wagon bpx;<The longest distance traveled through" .the air by any article, so far as we have heard, is from Algeria to Osage,' which by the cyclone route is, about one hundred miles. Our information in regard - • .£„._ __ •»*_''• , i-rr _ •. i » t ^ :• . A Chicago young lady last week sought to improve her appearance by treatment for the removal of facial blemishes by an electric current, cocoano being employed to lessen the pain accompanying the oper- .ation. She made a beautiful corpse, and now the doctors are being investigated. TEE TIGER IN NEW YORK, A few weeks ago Gov. Flower served notice on the New York democratic leaders that he would not accept a re- nomination to the office he now holds, and later Secretary "Whitney refused to allow his name to go before the convention. The nomination was not only not sought by anybody, but it was being carefully avoided by everybody who had any recognized political prospects. In this situation the Tammany leaders resolved to force the nomination upon Senator Hill, and the program was carried out. The nominee undoubtedly thought it an outrage, as he declared that it was, but he coiild not prevent it, nor can he refuse to ac» cept, Could he be elected over Levi P, Morton, in the present desperate condition of the New York democracy, it would be the greatest triumph of bis life, But the leading democratic The democratic congressional campaign committee has distinguished itself by. slashing out sixteen pages" of the Democratic Campaign book, twelve of the pages being Cleveland's contribution, consisting of his two recent letters on the tariff bill and the larger part of his,letter.,of .acceptance. The democrats are not a happy family. ers either openly bolt the nomination, as the N, Y. Post does, or denounce it as the Times and World do, while the Cleveland faction have declared their program to be the nomination of a new ticket with ex*Secretary Faircbild at its bead, The Tammany organization has been weakened and demoralized by the non-partisan flgbt that has been against it as a consequence of the rev* elations of corruption made tbrciugb the report of the Lexow Committee, Mr. Hill, as its candidate, will get the brunt of this opposition, which wij^be made by good citizens generally, and it will not be forgotten that the crimes for which Maynard was defeated last year by over JOO,OPQ plurality, were instigated by Hill himself as a part of his unscrupulous program in stealing the state from tfce republicans. ~" rej>ubUo§nji, on $be otbw The Civic Federation Is an organization of citizens of Chicago whose object is to push the prosecution of gamblers andoth- ers criminals In that city. As a result of its labors aboiitseventy-fivegamblers were indicted by the Cook county grand jury last week. The Mayor has been compeled to do his duty, and the courts are making active efforts to punish crime, :It was plain to be seen that the ordinary lawful means were inadequate under the corrupt city government. The result is air'iUn's* tration of the powefof good citizens acting through voluntary organizations. All the tin plate establishments of the United States have closed and several thousand workmen employed in them are thrown out of work. The tin plate e$per- toent, if it could baye ever been called such, was continued long enough to demonstrate that the United States ca.n produce all th,e tin plate it uses, The new tariff throws the job to Wales, united auct confident, and it is. quite faet that New York f Y«y ethe? northern, s|aj$ wai g<? re, , P(1 tlie tare merits Chairman Wilson, of the ways ^. means committee of the house of represen ta,t|ves, is being wined and dined in En» gland these days. He was banq.uetted by the JJoodop Chamber of Commerce and made a gpeeeh \% which, besides express* Ing free trade views thfti were quite nc- jsBrl^hadpilrers, he aaJ4; being rapf'dlj sphered, though uo- appalled, by the truth forced «po» u,s that of »ii human g jvepm,epjs a free .gov«ra* went is themost compje'jcana dlfflouli/, and, judging frpm the world's experience, most uncertain §nd shortUved." WU&QH making a first rat§ campaign pyer hut he is likely to, lose tjha United to this comes from Mi'. Wm. : Qlear'y, who met a gentleman from .Osjjge on the train, when coming up from! Wes ley Monday. This gentleman- stated that a trunk or chest, bad been found a few miles north of Osage, in the track of the cyclone, some of whose contents'; consisting of legal papers, made out by an Algona attorney, identified it as the property of a farmer in this neighborhood. It will doubtless be possible to verify this, and we shall feel an 'interest in doing so. We last wepk recorded the fact of Geo. Holman's failing the air in company with a steer with the impression that it might possibly be doubted by tsbme, but if so there is no doubt about it in the minds of Mr. Holman's neighbors. The steer was found dead on the prairie where it came down, Another story right in line with this, and unquestionably true, is told by Thos. Tweed, When the cyclone struck his house the baby, seven moths old, was lying in the crib. Mr. Tweed says that as he went along the continuous flashes of lightning made the place as light as day, arid among the objects which be saw going along with him was the baby, resting on its pillow, and be reached out his arms and caught it. He says when this occurred he was un* hurt, but almost at the same instant a reaper rolled over him. He had the baby under bin? and it was uninjured. He had it in bis arms when he struck the ground. LOW EXCURSION RATES. BEST ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC COAST ISstbe Chicago, Union Pacific & North' western line. Fast vestibuled trains of Palace sleeping cars, free reclining chair cars and superb dining cars are run daily from points in Illinois and Iowa, through to Portland, Oregon, an 4.0w», uu-uugu w rorpiana, uregc with sleeping cars to Denyer, Col., Situ Francisco, Cal., and other important western cities. ( For tickets and full in< formation, apply to agent? Chicago ft Northwestern B'y, The populists of this JudjcJaJ held ft convention at $njm.etsj?u'rg a. days 8 n<| nomjnjjgd , it seems that $Wa action wa> by AST Will be afforded your eastern friends to visit you by the Jow^rate^orae-Seekers' ExcursiQns arranged by the Chicago & F°J& wes ,, te #V »»«TO fopSeptemlw U and 85 and October 9, }894, If you will fpfT and Ticket' Agwjt, the Nort^westejTFlue! Obicaifo, IH., the names a»& addresses of your eastern friends to whom tftis inform^ ation would prove interestlpg, a circular giving rates and full details of these el* eursion? will be promptly mailefl, Owing to the great space taketi up iii last week's ^ftfUBtiCAS by' the description of the cyclone's wofkj it wfis found impossible to give more thah a btief account of the destructiOfi wrought in Wesley toWfisfaij*. We received froffi out Wesley eorriespondettti Mr< 0* W. Eddy, &. very full and substantial account^ which We wefe coin- pelled to hold till this week* The Six J»t7SLicAlir gave a fulle!- account of the storm than any other paper, and that account we supplement this Week with Mi-« Eddy's vivid description. We hope We shall not be called upon agaih to report such an occttffence. Sept. 25j 1894.—^his seC" tioti of country was visited on Friday evening, the 21st instant, by a terrible storm of wind and rain^ thundei' and lightning, which drove many of our citizens into theii' cyclone caves and cellars. A good many of our citizens that were watching the storm saw the terrible funnel shaped cloud pass over our town from the southwest in a northeasterly direction. On Saturday morning your con'esponent started out to learn the extent of the damage done. We then learned that there had been two separate and distinct cyclones, The first damage we can learn that was done by the south one* (the one that passed over the town) was at Charley Falk's, about 2£ miles north, on an air line, and on the eastern line of the county. There the cyclone swooped down into his yard, just missing his house, taking barns,bay stacks, grain stacks, machinery, and killing two cows, Moving north east from there, it next struck Moses Casler's, taking everything, tearing the house into fragments and scattering it for toirty rods away, and killing Mr. and Mrs. Casler. They were found more than ten rods from,, where .the house had stood. They were the'only ones at home and must have been in bed as they were found in their night clothes.: Their boys were at Algona at the fair. The storm moved from there south east to t lie home of Tom Tweed, where it took everything, leaving a portion of the upright of the houtie about twenty rods from'the foundation, due north, killing old Mrs. Tweed and cwo of the children and severely injuring Mr.: Tweed and one child. It moved from there nearly east, taking next the home of Alex. Tweed, killing here one child and severely injuring two more, and the mothur being severely hurt and both arms broken. The house here was carried north across the 'road and scattered over the prairie. The next place struck was north east, the home of Mr. Ostercamp. Everything here was carried in a northwesterly direction. The house, a large One, was taken up and dropped about eight,rdds away,, at the edge of a grove, arid scattered fpr rods, through theigroye. -Here there was no one .killed. Mr. and Mrs. Qstercamp"\yere badly shaken upland slightly wounded, b'ut-'not dang'erouslyJ Stock killed—2 cows, 2 calves arid a lot 0$ liogs; ; :l \Ve did !; h6t follow the south' cyclone' any 'farther,'but struck across to the north One, which was about'-6 miles from : Wesley, that is the nearest point. Going north westythe first indications of the ; north.branch of the storm we sawwere at Charley Blake's. Here it one of the windows, took the chimneys,; a portion of wind-; mill and. the roof of his barn.. The next place visited was Mr. Dingman'S; (tne old Mormon farm);. Here was a small granary left. Everything else was totally destroyed. Mr. Dingman: was carried up with the storm and dashed with such force to th'e ground, head first, that his head made a hole in the ground as much as three inches deep, leaving blood and brains in the hole. Some neighbors covered the hole with a stove oven door to keep the hogs from rooting in it. > The next place was O. C. Nelson's. Here everything but a portion of a stable was taken away, the sills of the house .being found in a corn field 40 rods, away,i and "ho one killed. There were eignt people in the house. .Abpy of abou,t 13 had his arm broken twice, the hired man was caught between a portion of the house and a tree and Very seriously hurt,,and old Mri Mr. Nelson was badly bruised, receiving two scalp wounds. The storm went north east from 'here to the Win. Ward farm, the home of Frank Myers, leveling everything but a stable on the west side' of bis buildings, with six horses in it, Here house, barns, cheese factory, granaries, hay and trees were mixed in an indescribable mass—a terrible sight—and no one killed. The four members of the fam* ily, when they saw the storm 'coming, took refuge in an east bed room, cling' ing together on the floor, When the storm struck the bouse the floor parted under them and dropped them on the ground. They all escaped, with a few scratches, except Mrs, Myers; she re> ceived a severe scalp wound, and was slightly injured in the back. Had they beenj in any other room in the house they must all have been killed,' Here I noticed a harness, with leather nets, banging in a tree about 30. feet from afe now showlhg a New Line of Aprons • to $2.50, Winter Wrappers at $1,25 to $1.50 We also call your Attention to Our $5 CLOAKS! No Better for«0 and $10.00. JAS.ATAYLOR The Record, AND IS NOW AT THE HEAD Are always in the lead' with everything in the line of fresh .groceries. Fruits of all kinds arriyiiig daily. A carload of the celebrated Alden flour just arrived. , When you come to the Fajr dqn't fail to call for we are sure to, please you;;„!:;;,..! [ ',;"',',:, : !'.*,;,1 ^I^ARTER'S.;()LD.-ST. , On i SeptembBf jj the Northwestern grcrand, the. tree being stripped of leaves and branches and tb.e harness banging on the stub of a Hmfy From here the storm went a little north ept> striking the home pf Fred FrenOb. Mrs, French, with, a little babe two weeks old and a little girt abput jg months old,and a young lady, Miss Etta Welch, of Wesley, were the paly <mes at home, Mr, j\ fceing awayta at» tend the funeral of bis fete, Uyery- thing was swept away* »o °» e can tell where, The babes were fpHBd J0 or 38 rc,dj from the, bouse, both aeai .ana we with a stick driyen alear through t, • Mrs. ^renoh ana Miss Well* naus.t house, hennery ,,machinery, etc., carrying the debris north west, also taking the shingles and chimney off the wing and Tacking it badly. From therfc'i went south east, taking a new carriag and tearing it all to pieces. About f o a mile south was a neW' ; house of' Mr •Birdsell'Sj just ready for tbe plasterers also a new barn and granary. All wer torn to pieces. This was his own farm that where he now lives being'a : renter farm. From there it struck north eas to Ihe -home of Mr. Larkin. Here-i took barns, hay, grain and everything but a portion of the house. ,!No ©ne was injured here. It next struck titu barn of Mr. A. Cosgrove, Sr., tearing i in pieces. The next was the house* 0; Otto Britton, which was carried entirely away. Much hay and grain were destroyed. Otto ran out of' the house and escaped unhurt; , The next was the home of A. Eockow. IJere a new house was taken from the foundation carried obout 4 rods and dashed down on the roof, demolishing'' the upper story, then being carried about 4 rods farther, and left bottom side up, am the wing torn off and demolished, AU his other buildings were entirely destroyed, Mrs, Eockow was at home alone with a little babe, the rest of the family being at the fair. The babe was killed and Mrs. B. badly hurt, but not dangerously, North east from there a school house was torn into kindling wood and carried for a half a mite and the ground is full of pieces of wood driven down at all angles and in all directions. The next place struck was Joe Elweli's, He had nine head of horses buried in a stable, but none of them were killed, No damage was done to the house here, and, no one hurt. The next east was the hora'e of Wmr Sweppe, Here everything was torn to pieces but a small «ranary and that was badly wrecked, Mr. Sweeppe an4 two children were killed, and Mrs, Sweeppe was badly burt ? but it is thought she will recover, No stock was killed here, The next is a little north east to Claus Men's. Here too is a terrible sight. Everything is en- twely 3 destroyed but a granary a»d that is unroofed and badly damaged, Mr, Eden with his wife, and child and brother were in the bouse,, The child loads of lumber gone 'out''to-day. All of the, wounded-are'being -well cared, 'for by kind friends and neighbors. , was killed and the two bf others very seriously injured. .W is thought °ne and ppsjibly both may recover, The next was at the hpme of Jack Bj ng , bam, .Here the house w_as s.trupk by JjgbtDipi aad j?e,t pn toe before the ey* clone utruek them. They r§Bimt ef w bouse when, the lightnin . slightly tort la the.sfieoe ef may reoow, but <?f J e e storm wrnort gipfctoto lv to imjl FATE OF ONE FAMILY. It is doubtful if at any other point in its-path' of destructipn-the cyclone ex- erthed its^eath-deaiing energies with more awful effect than at the home of Fred French, near Chandler Ward' Wesley township. Mr. French was, in a distant part of the State, attending his father's 'funeral, and when the storm .came upon them Mrs. French, her babe two weeks old, her little girl eighteen months old, and Miss Etta Welch, of W.esley, who was working for.her, ,were jn the house. They were just about to go into -the cellar, when all were carried away, on the wings of the wind and dashed .down upon the prarie some ( distance from the house. The children wqre both killed, and probably instantly. Mrs. Welch was out on the prairie ajl night, When she was found pext day she was, little more than alive, and ever since her condition has been critical,. Miss Welch some way dragged herself, during- the njgbt, to Mr. Birdsall's, where she, was probably attracted by the light, 'and fell as • she entered the door, vomiting blood, Mrs. French- was taken to the same friendly shelter when found, and so weak was she that it was not thought safe to apprise her of the fate of her babes, but soon as consciousness came to her she began jnqqiring for them. When she was given evasive answers and forbidden to talk about them, the-^convJetJon" 1 formed in be*' mind that they were still lost on the prairie. Wbeo the saw the neighbors' fathering in another ropm, Sunday, she ?ould «ot longer endure the suspense', >ut by the -greatest jaff<w$ made her way w the door, and looking in, saw tbfHifr tie ones in tbelr coffin; She experienced, suob a relief from the mpre awfu , . , pbension that bad'fastenea upon he? t she felt at peace, ilk?*!?'.

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