The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 21, 1895 · Page 1
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 21, 1895
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VOL XXIV. ALGONA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, FURNITURE When A Woman Dons Bloomets* When first he dons trons-crs Thcvn comes to a hoy A thrill and a fpcling Of wonderful joy; With hands in hia nockot-i, Complacent his smile; llo's aware of one fact- Ills clothes are "the stylo.'" When a woman dons bloomers How allured the case. What complex emotions Are shown in her face! She's no faith in buttons, Her feet seem immense, And she longs for the lee Of a sheltering fence. Possession but seldom Contentment insures; A woman who only The trousers secures (Jots little but worry For fear she may tear 'em, Unless with them goes A husband to wear 'em. —Truth. SHIP WENT DOWN. : Every Horse Owner - .Should Have One,, It will Pay .for Itself in a Short Time In the Saying of It can be put up any where; It is indestructible; Can be used for any kind of grain; can be used for water; prevents 1 « • . _ _ ±; x'™^,-*-^,-.. 4-Ti n 1-1 • •! 4> /in-n TYIQ aT-mnT.G' IT. HP.17ASI r»Tlfi- horse from eating faster than/it can masticate; it saves third of the grain- If you use one will use it always, It costs you nothing to eee; it at the Hardware store of, >" * i, . •*' .0. JOHNNY—Mamma, my toes are not as hard as leather, are they? '• • / '. .:. .. ' MAMMA—No, Johnny. • .-, « •'-,.' JOHNNY—Then mamma, how do they wear themselves through my shoes?—Courier-Journal. Shoes will .wear out, but when you buy, buy of BROWNELL <& ALLRfiD and -getthe lest, . ygjirOur Shoes are guaranteed to give satisfaction and wear well. to ALGONA, IOWA.' Will Pegin its Tenth Yew, Sept, 3, with Revised Courses pf Study and oweMy selected Facility of the Able Teachers, ?ill be ,gJye» in the fgitowiBg Ooposi Incident of Gen. Drake's California Life- Rescued Many from a Sinking Ship—. Wreck of the " Yankee Blade." From the Montezuma Republican: In a brief biographical sketch of Geu. Drake elsewhere in this issue it \vill be noticed that he was a passenger on the "Yankee Blade, 1 ''the vessel that was stranded off the coast of California in 1854. At this time, when the eyes of the people of the state are upon the General, a brief account of the shipwreck will not be out of place .and we append below a statement made by William Mace, of this city, who was also on board the vessel when it went down and whose experience no doubt conforms to the experience of the other, survivors; it was in 1854 that Mr. Mace decided to return from a two years' sojourn in California. He went to that country by team across "the great American desert," as it was then called, and intended returning by way of Panama. He boarded the "Yankee Blade" at San Francisco, in November, 1854. The ocean was perfectly calm and when the vessel was about forty- five miles from San Francisco and less than a mile from the shore it struck a huge rock and at once began sinking. Pandemonium seized the passengers and a sight followed that is seldom witnessed. There were about 1^400 passengers aboard and at least'half of this number were drowned. Mr. Mace clung to the bow -of the vessel, which was'above-wateirXand for sixteeahours remained in that position until rescued by a passing vessel. The wreck oc- cured about four o'clock in the evening and all that night 700 excited passengers held on to whatever they could utilize in keeping them above water. It was an experience never to bo forgotten by those who were thrown upon the mercy of the deep. Fortunately the wind kept down and a calm sea was all that saved them. Mr. Mace states that some were crying, others were praying and still others were swearing. Many had their savings in gold strapped around them in buckskin jackets, but the weight was so great that it would have sunk them and hence the precious metal was taken from them and cast into the bottom of the sea. Mace had placed $1,500 in gold in a trunk along with that of two others but it was all lost. The vessel that came to the rescue took them back to Sail Francisco and another vessel carried them safely to the isthmus. Many of the passengers lost all of their money and were unable to make the journey. After the isthmus was reached it was necessary to make the journey across the neck of land either on foot or by a -conveyance except what facilities were afforded by a short railroad line. Frequent rains and hot sultry weather made the journey anything but pleasant. After grea,t hardships the passengers finally reached the states and when they went to leave the vessel that had brought them safely through, there \vaa an affecting scene, Good-byes were spoken tenderly and then the hour of separation came, Over forty years have come and gone since that time but those who passed through that awful scene BfUl carry with them the memory of one of the greatest Jocean horrors that was ever recorded of the waters of the new world.. As to Gen. Drake's release, the narrative says that he es* gaped by'*$winging down a hawser and securjpg a small bpat. With this boat be saved many lives, makjog three trips to the barren coast near by, Here they subsisted for fire days on raw meat. They were picked, up by the steamer Goliath and taken to San The next time be em- the steamer Golden Gate, fjte, b«t managea to typ deitJRailQn in the newspaper business for some time and was troru San Francisco. One winter McFarland and Funk came down to Des Moities to do a little lobbying for a "little bill," in which their section of the country was interested. They had neither one seen much of legislative life before, and it occurred to both that it would be a lot of fun to be in Des Moities every winter and have all the nice men who come to lobby call on them and treat so nicely, as they noticed the legislators were tieated. In short, they both got irood sized bees in their bonnets, and on their way home got confidential with one another, and admitted mutually that they liked the thing first rate. From liking it was not a long step from wondering why they could not get into it. "You can control Dickinson county," said McFarland to Funk, "and 1 ought to be able to control my county. We two together can control the senatorial and representative nominations in our districts." They figured on the thing and found the premises were correct. The districts were not then as now, but the arrangement was such that the two counties could handle both districts. Both were confident they could control their own counties. Ho it came to be simply a question of which of them was to be senator and which representative. They discussed ifc at some length and were unable to agree. Then one of them suggested drawing lots for it and they agreed. One of them pulled out a dollar and "flipped" it, the other guessing "heads or tails." Funk won his choice of places, and announced that he would take thesenatorship. The scheme worked to a charm and eacli got his nomination and was elected. McFarland went to the state house as Secretary of State afterward, arid the late convention has given Funk another nomination by chance. After the convention had taken 1,567 ballots with four candidates in the the field. Funk and Clarke of Algona, the two leaders, agreed to decide by lot which of them should get the vote of the other's county, which would nominate. They pulled straws and the same luck that had sent him to the senate once before stayed with Funk. He drew the winning straw. .You can have a nice one, easy, if you call at the . . i 1 Fruits of all kinds HUDSON'S. at LANGDON & ou can see At Studley's an elegant new Cowles Block, Algona. Pharmacy yo line of Wall Paper. MONEY. I:have unlimited money to loan on long or-short time. Yankee Boiled Wheat at House (grocery. B. W. HAGGARD. Opera the ,, - r-- - ; Wall '.Paper, th'e b'est" on"' earth', I'af Studley's Pharmacy, Cowles Block.'-Al- 1 gona, Iowa. . «o»-< Chase & Sanborn's famous Boston Coffees and. Seal Brand Tea for sale only by Walker Bros.— 18tf and learn how. YOU HAVE TO PUMP WATER, THE* Hams and smoked don & Hudson's. meats at Lang- MONEY. I have unlimited money to loan on long or short time. B. W. HAGGAKD. We have a nice line of Toilet Soaps. LANGDON & HUDSON. A. partial list of names, for reference, of those who have the Elgin Mill: O.L. Lund, Wadsworth Bros., W. K. Ferguson, J. E. Stacy, W. L. Joslyn, Robt. Wright,K. Kohlhouse, Henry Kohlhouse, P. Borman, N. Borman. Herman Krause, Jacob Markley, C. Beir- stedt, Chris Bell, A. Belton, Jerome Finnegan, Jerry, Grover, W. B. Pratt, Wes. Stptt, Geo. Stone, Geo. Beavers. Henry Rambert, "Willis McWhorter, Ferguson, Mel. FurgesonV-Mell MannJ.I8dvKei]bliiS "~ McAithur,']Bli^Wl^mkIgnQ^iM^ff''" rtfi^^a*™ 1 ^**^ - ^,m.- Martin" ' ha'dthe'sp'ace? , TJrch, 'others'if w Owens, an scores OSEWALL, PAINTER and PAPER-HANGEB. Postal card orders promptly attended to. 1 XJ.ROSEWALL. Alffona, Iowa, \ can furnish you with the most complete outfit in Northwest Iowa—either geared or pumping, steel or wood wheels. can do your work USlFTainted Towers and Tanks on hand; at one day's notice. tSIHSee what we have to offer you in Pumps, Tanks Windmills. We allow thirty days for approval upon all our jobs. and A. M. & G. M: JOHNSON: v/ On Real Estate. HOXIE & BRUNSQN^ OUR- Are I: Qnce tasted will cause you to visit tain often. WITH A .... i Fresh Line of Groceries, SCANNED GOODS, DRIED FRUITS, BTC.sN* WJ3 HAVE JUST RECEIVED A New Pattern m Queensware^ 1 Vic's Gilt/' ,' : ,We also carry a full line of Glassware, CroQ&ery, Etc, , / Try a sack of the best Flour in Algo»a-WJJIT$ ,'» / PFARL. Call ancl be convinced that we sell gpo4s a£ & ; r cheap as any firm in town. PUTTER AND EGGS WANTED. „ ROowyer, SPURBECK \. Ladendorff %$& ^Qflfectioneir,

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