The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on March 20, 1895 · Page 1
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VOL ALGOKA, KOSStTTH IOWA, WEDfflSSDAf , MAROtt 20, 1896. Line! Of Chamber Sets, from the best to the Cheapest At the\ Grocery, ' Just come and see them. Still Patterson & Son SN^ •• , *> With a Full and Complete Line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour and Feed. Eemember iEat we are the one t s,that handle that WHITE ' : t r which' will;;giv£ybu : satis-, faction; or money refunded: "We 'have- a-iull- line of Canried and Dried Fruits. IF IN XIED OF GOOD BUTTER OS FRSSIISGGS, CALL OJV -PATTERSON & SON, OFFICE OVER ALQUXASTATE BANK Abstracts of Title, Real Estate, Loans, and Insuranee. lour Pat«e W. J. Studley, Druggist. |- Foundry and Machine Shop, |£ ^ MULUCA& OHNSTEDT, Props, |r - Wo do repairing of all kinds. Iron and brass castings and boiler work done on ^," short notice. Pipe and pipe fittings and brass goods of all kinds in stock, We are 't • { heve to stay. Shop east of Rutherford House, j,'' JEfMail orders promptly attended. .?/ MULWOA & OHNSTEDT, Algona, Iowa. V Ambrose A, Call, D, H. Hutchins, Wm, K. Ferguson, C, D, Smith, <:,,; ' Prudent. , VJce-pm, ' Pwmer. <fr ASf> THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK , IOWA, , $6Q,QQQ. on Hund to loan at re«wpwafeje rates to parties who furpisb >toePtoT8-Pt B, WutehtaB, B, A, Fewpspi*, PUUip norweller, F« If, A»torp»e A, (Paw, p, U, fpensep, TTm, K QASH QAPJTAU-$^0,QQO,QO, pPft&fi?*^", -, '•'- '£if9^i$vfty , ,.";V'i ' . % ; •,'•.• '«'- ' S,,.. Iv ..l..,^ 1 .,^.. 1 ,.s.g ANK| - J3j MENACED BT FIRE BUGS. Si* Startling Fires ih Six Weeks— 1 Were Ihcendiafyj arid all May been—Nine wooden Buildings In Three Blocks Have Gone tJp in and Sttioke and Two Other blocks Threatened—No Clue—Five Hun* dred Dollars Reward. On the morning of February 2 occur'- red the fire which destroyed the Grange store and Coonan buildings on west State street. Opinion at the time was divided on the question of incendiary origin. The facts were entirely consistent with that theory. On the morning of March 5th, about 5 o'clock, the Steam Laundry, the Salisbury building and the Read building, on the corner of State and Moore streets, were burned down. It is wholly unsettled what was the cause of this fire, and it is as likely to have been incendiary as otherwise, On the morning of March 14 fires were set in the Kossuth County State Bank building and Haggard & Peek's abstract office. On the morning of March 16th a flre was set between the Dodge Meat Market and, the "Bon- Ton" restaurant, and four buildings were burned. On the evening of March 17th a.fire broke out in the Heise block. Opitiion is divided whether it was an incendiary fire or due to Spontaneous combustion. •;•"•;• The summary gives us three destructive fires, consuming nine wooden buildings, and three incipient fires doing little or no damage. Three of-the fires are known to have been incendiary, and all of them may have been. This is the record of six weeks. As a result the people of Algona realize that their town is threatened with destruction, and excitement is at fever beat, but Under it there is very cleary to be seen a cool determination to foil the purposes of the man or men whose souls have been -blackened by these crimes, and to bring deserved puishment to the guilty. All the business streets are well guarded, and precaution is being exercised to prevent surprise at any point. A general movement-, looking, ;to -the clfanin,g juppf,. alley&wasJbegun^Mon-' day monune. The town never was better prep'ared for emergencies. Preparations to fight fire on short notice have been pushed, and every man holds himself ready to do his part and: to do it with uncommon vigor. A feeling of confidence has succeeded to the apprehension which was natural when the people felt themselves at the mercy of the destroyer, and the belief appears to be general that no considerable fire can get head against the vigilance now enforced. So far as the public is apprised, no clue has so far been found. Speculation as to the identity of the criminal or criminals is rife. What is a very serious puzzle is the motive prompting the acts. Nobody has solved that riddle. Many believe it is some monomaniac who is terrorizing the town. Some morning we may be treated to a startling denouement. FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS REWARD. A largely attended meeting of business men was held Saturday morning, to take'measures for the protection of the city, at which it was decided to offer a reward of $500 for the detection of the guilty party, and a subscription to raise the money for the purpose was circulated by Geo. C. Call, Wm, K. Ferguson and J.F. Nicoulin, and twice the amount called for was raised in a few hours, Mayor Haggard accordingly issued a proclamation offering.the reward named for proof leading to conviction of the crime of arson. SHOT THROUGH HIS HAP/ Henry Simpkins Meets with a Serious Ac« cident in the Premature Discharge of a Shot-Gun- By the premature discharge of a shotgun, Monday evening, Henry Simpkins bad his left baud badly shattered, The two middle fingers were at once amputated by Drs. McCoy and Garfiejd, Mr, Simpkins bad been driving in the country io hi? road- wagon and arrived home at six o'clock, He bad put the horse in the barn and had pulled the buggy in, and while in the act of booking the door with bis left band be reached for the muzzle of bis g»» with bis right and pulled it out, The charge went jnto the palm and. t°re a hole JfifraMl 6 , i»'the; late; baj&' a'n. - inch de_6n«L ,4nexamina^ttttw ,r.e,lattfe. PWMrag si $8 to^juAMMk SMpkJBS' b,Qdy wou,ld fee br.o,«gi}fc 'Jo - -' ~ 'Qbabjy ft ft» tiers moving on. To the north, east and west new buildings; dot the coun* tifr in every direction. No better farm- in;g country can be fotlbd iH the state. Our ]and dealers are doing a faig busi* pess, and as the season opens xlp the iHiprovements Will be startling. DO1NC5S OF THE COURT, Th6 £>r . Felling Abortion Case has Run 4 Days— It Draws FUJI Mouses— Other Matters ih judge QUaf ton's Court. opened on Week, and the first Tuesday of last . three days Were taken up with preliminary matters and the i-ent case of C, E. JBravendef vs. 0. Ai. Watson. This was a suit on a land- lofd's attachment for rent, under Which the plaintiff asked some $300, A counter claim for damages was put in, and the jury gave the plaintiff about $80, The latter moved for a new trial, The state case against Dr. Felling, of Whittemore, for procuring an abortion, had taken the court's attention four days up to last night, and having some sensational features the courtroom has been filled day after day by a Very attentive crowd, The state's evidence was to the effect that Felling Was culled to see Mrs. Ollie Randall,in the absence of her regular physician. Dr. Paulj to give her some medicine to prevent a miscarriage, which she feared,; and that.Dr. Felling persuaded the young woman into taking medicine with the avowed object of procuring the abortion, which resulted at the time indicated. The state got its evidence in Monday night, each witness being cross-examined at great length. The theory of the defense appears to be that there was a conspiracy to convict Dr. Felling on manufactured evidencw, and testimony was going in yesterday to im.peach the state's witnesses. County attorney Raymond, assisted by Geo. L. Clarke, is prosecuting, and Argo, of Sioux,City, Mclnroe, of Whittemore, and Sessions are fighting hard for the defense. , An indictment was found against Arnt for, the Walker Bros, burglary, and he plead guilty and was sentenced to two years in the Anamosa penitentiary. Second naturalization papers were granted to C. B. Mallory,, Andreas Pearson, B. - Erikson, Chas. Sharpke, Alfred Welfare, P. j. Johnson, Jno. Olson, Joseph Kintzle, Peter Bash, Nik Simon; FredHaager, Michael Gin§ le, Edw. Wiese, Ernest Hentzke, 3J. pletu, : Herman Ditner and Henry Borgman. : , ,,;,, , "IN MEMORIAM. Resolutions: of Algona Grange, on the "••""bai'tlfrof'Mrs. Harriett ^Witham. * " At the March 9th meetin g of Algona 1 Grange the committee raised for the purppse of drafting suitable resolutions to the memory of our departed sister, Harriet Witham, reported the following, which were unanimously adopted: Whereas, It has pleased the Great Master to call from our midst our beloved sister,Harriet Witham, who died Feb. 13,1895, Therefore: Resolved, That in the death of our sister Witham, Algona Grange has sustained a loss, that leaves a vacant seat in our circle, and a wound in our hearts which time alone can heal. Sister Witham was a woman of more than usual energy and faithfulness, and although in great bodily weakness for the past few months, she has been among us always, striving to exemplify the precepts of our order, and also ever ready to lend a helping hand in the performance of the labors of the same. And although we mourn for her corn- companionship here, still we rejoice that she is freed from pain, and passed to the land where there is no more parting and no more death, Resolved, That we tender to our bereaved brother in his loneliness, and also to the families of bis children, our sincerost sympathy; and while they sorrow at the loss of wife and mother, may they be sustained by the power which sustained her in her last hours. .Resolvod, That as a token of the esteem for our deceased sister, our charter be draped in mourning for sixty days, and as we look upon this symbol, may we strive to excel in faithfulness and fidelity as she did. Resolved, That a copy of these Resolutions be spread on our minutes and an engrossed copy be given Bro. Withman, and als9 furnished the city papers for- publication. HELEN C. JONES, J.F ~ Committee. Q, A, R, At a regular meeting of James C Taylor Post, No,- 165, G, A. R,, held March 6, 1895, the following resolutions ,were unanimously adopted! Resolved, That the sincere thanks of every comrade of James C, Taylor Post are due an4 are hereby tendered to the citizens, of AlgQBa and /vicinity, who by their generous .liberality a,nd patron age, ooitttilratiBd so largely $o,ward mafe jtte 'pyfUat'^bearWl, Uef Qorp's, , vr ilbQujj wWe& that eueee&s. GQVld jig! bjye. fcegn attained ' <€, WWVJKJtZiVr* ?'',.?, F^T ' , *Jb.^T^^^*I^!T iW ^ rr ^F^FW^^T* ' DIB YOU KNOW WE ffimpm A „ ' IVJtLxrJL * • • • • Groceries Queensware- Glassware- (CANNED GOODS. ^ DRIED FRUITS. ( FLOUR, WHITE AND DECORATED. i TABLE SETS. ( WATER SETS. Agents for WHITE SWAN FLOUR.. LANGDON & HUDSON, Brownell & Allred, (FOOTWEARS Spring Styles Have Arrived L They are beauties; you will miss it if you fail to see our new stock. It is LARGE—We have an assortment to choose from and many exclusive styles you will not find at any other place. ^iT PRICES—You Gan depend they are right when you buy of. BROWNELL, The Shoe Man, Algona, la^' FURNITURE!. it WINDOW SHADES PICTURE FRAMES! We have in stock some new- BOOE RACES and WA|L SHELVES; I Just the thing for a cheap book case. Complete stock of UndertaTdng Gfoods always \on hand,.,. \ I *^A, D, MCGREGOR, This time it is NEW DESIGNS IN M S-M-^: •*'•?'T'AT % 1 \ f CHAMBER GLASSWARE, TABLEWARE ifffe!^ '^V^f^SpwfM 1 , . '-I c , . L.**.T s. , r !f i*.rX.i *Tt«AiWEtM :- " - •• - VM

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