The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 2, 1894 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 2, 1894
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.' ''"-' \' • ' >' • ' '•' "" ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1804 YOL. SRIXHNTO. if- Good Property. A Gold Medal is nice property; a Gold Mine may be nicer. -f A Nice Girl • •••' ® ® is better than gold in any form. Moral; Get our ANGELINA to make your bread. Opera, CLEARING SALE -AT- GALBRAITH'S Ginghams for - - S cents—worth Calico for ,- - - - 5 cents—worth Outing Flannel for - 5 cents—worth All-wool C. C. Carpet for 50 cents—worth Cotton Carpet for - 20 cents—worth Worsted Dress Goods for 39 cents—worth Worsted Dress Goods for 15 cents—worth Jamestown Dress Goods for 30 cents—worth Jamestown Dress Goods for 40 cents—worth Plaid Dress Goods for - S cents—worth Cotton Dress Goods for 10 cents—worth Ribbon for - - - S cents—worth Ribbon for - ., - - 10 cents—worth 8 to 10 cents 7 cents 8 to 10 cents 65 cents 30 cents 60 cents 35 cents 50 cents 60 ceuts 10 cents 5 to 20 cents 8 to 10 cents 10 tc2O cents Remnants at about half price. Clothing regardless of cost. In shoes we have some good bargains. WALL PAPER, new stock at the lowest prices. T n A inn A ITU 9 nn , L, liALDtiAlinabu, Brownell & Allred, ALG-ONA, IOWA. We have the best goods in the market for the money. Boots and Shoes^ In all widths and sizs, for Men, Boys, Youths, Ladies, Misses and Children. Give us a call. No trouble to show goods. I will sell you better FLOUR andother mill products for less money than you can buy elsewhere, or no money, Every sack warranted and delivered, J, J, WILSON, BE1SS MAKING-, MRS. F, LUJLL Is now prepared to do all-kinds of dress malt ing at her home on MAGE Has opened a blacksmith shop at the old ge- terson .stand on west State street, west of the new livery barn, and is prepared to do G§n§ral Blacksmithmg of all kinds, in the best manner and at reasonable prices. r BENT-HAYLANP-In Sees. 31 and 33, Township 35. Range 29, W Millinery. Latest Styles, Finest Stock, Are now prepared to show customers and intending purchasers one of the finest and most varied stocks of millinery goods to be seen in this section. It has been selected with special ref erence to the wants of this community, and we have no hesitancy in say- that we can satisfy the most fastidious as to price or quality. The IN TRIMMING constitutes an especial feature of our business. We are prepared to fill all orders promptly. We want your patronage, Come and loolji at our goods. DROWNED IK LAKE PEPIK, Miss Josetrfiiiie McCoy the Victim of a Sorrowful Accident (there Last Thursday Utentog, A Bright Lite Gone Out—The Details as as Cat! Be Gathered at Present. The funeral of Miss Josephine Mci news of whose death by drowning In Lake Pepin, Minnesota, caused such a painful surprise last Thursday, was held at heir late home Saturday afternoon at 2:80 o'clock. The house held only a few of the large number who gathered. Rev. Davidson spoke feelingly, and Dr. A. L, Rist sang two solos. With these simple but appropriate services the remains Were carried to the cemetery. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers, with which many friends had testified their grief and, friendship, The sister teachers of the Lake Mills school sent a magnificent shield of white roses with "At Rest" in purple across them, and Miss McCoy's pupils sent an equally beautiful display representing a door swung open. The relief corps furnished lilies, friends in Algona a beautiful harp in flowers, and fro m Chicago came a box of white roses. The coffin was covered with the richest flowers and was accompanied by old time friends, Mrs. A. L. Rist, F. R. Hedrick, and Lida Cole, Misses Gertrude Clarke, Edith Clarke, and Jessamine Jones, each bearing flowers. The grave was decorated with evergreens and rich tulips and as the bearers, A. L. Rist, C. M. Doxsee, W. P. Jones, M. Z. Haggard, Geo. C. Call, and Harvey Ingham, lowered the remains into it, all that friendship could suggest to make death beautiful was there. Miss McCoy was in her twenty-seventh year. She was born in Footville, Wis., May 13, 18fi7, and came with her parents to Algona when she was three years old. Her life accordingly was practically all spent here where she has been so well and favorably known. She graduated at the high school in 1885, at the normal school later, and in 1893 graduated at the state university of Minnesota with credit. She had cultivated her talent for music and possessed an exceptionally fine voice. As a teacher she had won a high place in the Lake Milts schools. Not content with what she had done she was looking forward to further study and with her sister was planning on a post-graduate course at Boston. She had been an earnest worker in the church and social circles of Lake Mills, and had accepted to their fullest the responsibilities of life, which imposed upon her the highest self culture. She was just entering upon the stage of active service and broader development, when in a moment death came, untimely and in its most unpleasant form. HOW IT OCCURRKD. The first news of the accident came to Algona in a telegram Thursday morning which announced simply that she was drowned. Dr. McCoy and Rev. Davidson started at once for Lake City. Nothing further was known till in the afternoon when word came that the body had not been found. But about 10 o'clock anotber telegram announced that the body had been found and would be in Algona Friday on the 4:30 train from the east. A long procession met the train and followed the hearse to the home. Rumors of how the accident had occurred had been published in the Pioneer .Press and Minneapolis Journal, and these are all that are yet really known or perhaps that will be, as Mr. Holmes was nearly dead when found and was still delirious when the party left for AJgona. From scattered remarks of his it seems that Miss Josephine got up to change places with him to row, that while she was standing the swell from a passing tug tipped the boat and both went out, although the boat righted, Mr. Holmes had a revolver and fired it and this was heard by the man who rescued him, but at the time he thought nothing of it, as shooting on the lake is common. It was when he heard a woman scream that he began to arrange to row out and see what was wrong. It seems that early in the evening Mr. Walter M, Holmes, who is cashier of the Merchants' bank, and another friend had invited the two sisters to row. He and Josephine went across the lake several miles, while the other boat remained on the Iowa side. After they capsized they got an oar over the boat and each hung to that, He thinks they hung an bom 1 before cramps seized Josephine and she lost her hold, After she sank he still clung and he thinks it was another hour before help came. He was wholly helpless when found and being a heavy man, over 200 pounds weight, the rescuers had to tow him to shore. Louise and her friend had gone home and knew nothing of the accident until the report spread through the town. There seems to be some mixing of the part the tug boat played, as one report is that the swell tippecl tbena over and another is that it was the swell of a passing boat that threw her loose, when she sank. This latter seems probable, as her face was bruised where it had struck the sides of the boat as it rocked. The Lake City reporter to the Pioneer Press speaking of the accident says: "She and her sister Louise, only children of their parents, who live in Algona, Iowa, were both engaged as teachers here. They bad been Inseparable in life, making no engagements that would necessitate their living apart. They both graduated from the state university last year, and seemed to have a brilliant career before them. Th.e body was recovered by dragging this afternoon &fv. ifolmse, nerv&us shock and exhaustion, is likely to rally soon." A LOCAL TRIBUTE. To the Editor: It becomes our duty at times to turn aside from the ordinary duties of life to attend to more sacred obligations. Such is the feeling in Algona in regard to the sudden and tragic death of Miss Josephine McCoy. A shock has fallen upon our • whole community! A sadness comes to every heart. She was a young lady universally beloved. Her bright manner, her winning smile, her affability won the admiration of old and young. Possessed of excellent natural gifts, with more than common attainments, with especial endowments in music and art, she had received the most careful culture and training and had already attained a high position in her chosen profession as teacher. With that eagerness and hopefulness natural to the young she was looking forward to still greater attainments, and to reaching a higher position. The two weeks of her spring 1 vacation, less than a month ago, were spent with her sister Louise at their home' in Algona, and those who saw her bright, sunny face at that time will find it hard to realize that the promising life which lent such cheer and brightness, and gave such inspiration to those about her, has passed from earthly scenes forever. > In the home who can say how she will be missed? How deep, how, fervent was the affection entwined about her in the hearts of those who loved and knew her best. But they mourn not as those without hope. In the midst of the joy and brightness of her earthly life, she had chosen also the bliss and brightness of the heavenly life beyond. What If some morning when the stars were And the dawn whitened and the east was clear, Strange peace and rest foil on me from the presence Oi a benignant spirit standing near. And I should tell him as ho stood beside me: ' This is our earth, most friendly earth and fair, Daily Its sea and shore through sun and shadow Faithful It turns, robed in its azure air. " There is blest living here, loving and serving, Aacl quest of truth and serene friendship dear; But stay not, spirit, earth has one destroyer; His name is Death; nee, lest ho find thee here." And what If when the still morning brightened, And freshened in the elm tho summer's breath, Should grandly smile on me the gentle angel, And take my hand and say: "My name Is Death." c . c. A. i, A SEBIQU8 MISTAKE. A Wesley Woman Throws a Package of Gunpowder into the Stove Thinking It was Coal Slack. WESLEY, April 30.—Mrs. Charles Munson got badly burned on the face and hands last Saturday. She was putting some coal into the stove and threw something in that she thought was coal slack which proved to be a package of gun powder and an explosion soon followed. It was feared for a while that she would lose the use of her eyes, but is reported much better* now. Farmers are ready to plant corn. Small *grain is looking well except some of the early seeding. Some of them are sowing it over. During the thunder storm last Sunday afternoon N. M. Johnson had three cows killed by lightning. Mr. and Mrs. John Grove came over from Algona Sunday, returning home Monday. F. M. Butts arrived here this morning from Chicago. Tuesday was the day set by some of our citizens to put the day in in fixing and cleaning up the cemetery, but owing to the heavy rain the night before, a good many did not go. Charley Branson is building a barn on his lots in park addition, He intends building a new house some time this summer. Tom Drone has moved his family into Arthur Ward's house in park addition, Lotts Creek Items, One couple from our burg were married last week and two or three more in the near future are reported. Last week was thick with runaways, Carl Pompe's team led taking the plow with them and cutting one of them badly in the leg with the plow point. Next Miss Anna Markgraf's team went with her in the buggy and several cans of milk. She was just starting for the factory when the team, a pair of colts, became frightened and lit out, and had not gone far when one line broke, but she pluckily stayed in the buggy and hung onto the one line guiding the team the best she could until she got them headed to the barn and they ran into that and stopped. Two teams started at the creamery but were caught before they got far or any damage done. And Arthur Taylor left his team standing hitched to the plow longer than they liked so they started for home without stopping to unhitch which resulted in a broken beam and handle. Wm. Meyer is building a house a mile south oS his homo for his oldest son, John Shalin is going to build a large barn. Our blacksmith is going to build an addition to his house. P. J. Walker has built an addition and remodeled his house inside. Quite a number were talking of planting corn tomorrow. We think the rain will cause them to change their minds. Oh! by the way, we had a nice rain today and yesterday. It rained, from all points of the compass today. The low places show considerable water tonight, A .'JB. ' '••• "•» LEAVE your orders for ice at Ladendorff's. Peter Winkel,—6t3 New Carpets, Rugs, Mats, Money plenty of money now for $11 applicants at the Kosguth County State toanlj, for real estate loans at lowest rates. JSfwey paid at once <w pf tfe When you are in need of Groceries—- Try , . . > Club House Goods, We carry a full line ot this brand, We have a large assortment of Garden^ and Flower Seeds which seem to be in style just now. Call and look them over. Langdon & Hudson. -If you find yourself m need of Curtains, Portiers, and Draperies, Carpet Sweepers, C^lrta^n Poles, etc., REMEMBER The Grange Store Offers you the largest assortment, the best goods, and the lowest prices. Center Attraction Studley's Pharmacy! Everybody Goes There! Comin! The Fourth Car Load <& *»* Flour will arrive this week at the new store, • • - .TO , S1.OO No family can afforcj to keep house without it, ber. the place : Cowles block, .. JTAMli PATTERSON Th9 Northern Iowa Exchange, jf yo,u wish to buy, geilj or rent houses or lots; if you wish to buy or sen a, loa4 qj grain, eifco.; if you wish tot ejjploymeftt QJ fte^ce tp employ, cay anjl s«a u$.

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