The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 26, 1894 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 26, 1894
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' * M6JNM , AlXJONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, , , . , . , . , . . , ,^k _ ' „_ ',.. . . . .. .. .,,,...^,.~.-, f ^.~.,, ..—^~—M ii, ll iiV,,-^--^aiJu-iaaj-Ma-fi--aj3«fja-a^ MET mem mm. ftfdafs •Tefi-ifle Cyclone Left Only Dfefttfr and toeBtrnction itt Its (ffftfek* List of Killed May Reach 20 in This Couftty," while M&ny More A*e Seriously Injured. [Concluded from Fifth page.] stood. Both Mrs. French and Miss Welsh wefe blown several rods and yet Wefe able to walk to the house of Mr. Birdsell wounded and bleeding, where they fell fainting on the floor, and where they are yet, not being 1 able to betnoved. Mrs. French will recover, while the doctors have but little hope Of Miss Welsh's recovery. The next in wake of the storm were Mr. Birdsell's granary and new house he was building, which were blown away. M. Lai-kins' house abd barns were blown down. Mr. and Mrs. Larkins both escaped with but slight bruises. A. 0. Cosgrove's outbuildings were next taken. Otto Button's house was carried away. He felt the house move and ran out in time to keep from being blown nway. A. Rockovv-s jioust- was turned over and one of his children killed atid the rest of the family badly bruised up. Jos. E!well's barn was blown down, but no other damage was done until it. reached the homo of Wm. Schwepim, where it blew away his house, killing Mr. Schweppe and liis two children and badly wounding Mrs. Schweppe and the rest of tlin f« rally. The home of the Edens bruisers was next, which was demolished, killing a little child of one of them. The two Edens brothers are so badly hurt they are not expected to recover, while Mrs. Edens escaped with slight bruises. John Bingham's house was blown over, took fire and burned up. Himself and family were uninjured. That portion of.'the storm passed on in a northeasterly direction. It seecas that another cyclone formed five miles south of the Edens brothers' farm and three miles northeast of Wesley. Starting at Chas. Flack's it blew his stable away, killing several of his cows. Then the home of Moses Castler was next. The family were away from home except Mr. and Mrs. Castler, who were both, past 70 years of age. The house was blown to atoms. Mr. and Mrs. Castler were blown about thirty rods and were found lodged in a willow fence badly mangled, with the clothing entirely stripped off them. Thos. Tweed's home was next taken—a large, two-story house, of which not a splinter was left to tell where it once stood. Two of his children were killed, his wife had both arms broken and was hurt internally, and Mr. Tweed several ribs broken and otherwise injured. His aged mother, who made her home with them, was killed outright. About eighty rods further east was A. J. Tweed's house, which was •picked up and blown across the road, smashed to pieces. Mr. Tweed escaped with slight bruises, while his wife had both arms broken and two of the children so badly hurt that one of them has since died. The Tweed • school house, a new building just completed, went next; nothing to be seen of it but some splinters sticking up in the ground. Mr. Oistercamp's large barn and house were swept away, the family taking refuge in the cellar and escaping unhurt except slight bruises. Several head of stock were killed for them. This branch of the storm went northeast and reports are that it did a fearful amount of damage north of Britt and farther east. Mr. and Mrs. Castler were buried here in the Wesley cemetery Sunday at 12 o'clock, services conducted by Rev. Eastman, and Fred. French's two children in the afternoon. The remains of Mr. Schweppe and two children were buried today in the Catholic cemetery, and those of Mrs. Tweed and her three grandchildren were buried today in the cemetery in Orthel township. So far as we have been able to learn those injured are some better and are getting along as well as can be expected. _____ and a half south of town and look the fair£i*bufids"ftHd 1 tne' ceffieteflefl lh Its cmifse. Th8 buildings off the grounds, ffiomimerits, and the farm buildings of Joseph Foley wete taken,"and five iaem i bersdi the fftWily injured. Cylinder Was in its track, but Whittemore was fortunately a little South. Leaving Kossuth county at the east it swept over Winnebagoatid Hancock counties, killing and destroying, North of Ma* sob City it repeated the story. Northeast of Osage it did great damage to life and propertyt It reached Le Roy at 9:45 o'clock and destroyed $76,000 worth of property, This is the only town it struck. It is almost incredible that a storm could have swept across the State and missed the towns as this did. A few miles north or south and its course would have taken in a row of thrifty Villages where destruction would have multiplied the present horrors a thousand fold. The report from eastern Palo Alto is: Going east it played havoc with the barns of A. Treadgold, Gallagher Bros., John McCormick, and destroyed the farm house of John Peters. At a point five miles east and one north it literally wiped out the house and barns of A. Golden, and killed the family of four persons. The wreckage is strewn for a mile or more in the track of the storm; the bodies were found about thirty rods east of where the buildings stood. At Osage the story is repeated: It struck the Cotter place four miles from this city first, destroying one large barn, unroofing three others, and picking a windmill up and dropping it through the barn. It next struck Mrs. P. I.onergan's place, destroying the barn and house and killing Mrs. Lonergan and seriously injuring her son. Sirs. Lonergan was carried several rods and dropped in a lot across the road. The cyclone next took P. S. Herbert's large barn and house, completely demolishing both and killing Mrs. Herbert and two children, Harry and Ruth, and seriously injuring Mr. Herbert. Mr. Donner's house is badly damaged. William Perry's house and barns are reduced to kindling' wood, his daughter, Annie, and himself being killed. The school house was taken up and no trace of it can be found. In Douglas township James McCann and wife were so seriously injured there is no hope of their recovery. William Stanton is also in a dangerous condition. The wind then struck one mile north of Stansgar, demolishing a $9,000 bridge. At LeRoy a thrilling scene was witnessed: For the most part the town was wrapped in peaceful slumber. The only sound of life came from the Union opera house, where a dance was in progress. The distant rumbling of thunder was frequently heard and the lightning was vivid, "but little Attention was paid to it. Suddenly on the ear broke an ominous roar, which increased in volume with startling rapidity. There was no mistaking the dread voice of the cyclone, and the people rushed wildly from their houses. In another instant with a terrific shriek the cyclone swept through the center of the town and laid it low. The gay revellers in the opera house, except three, had just reached the street when the building collapsed like egg shell and buried the three. Kossuth County State Bank lncofi»6fated undo* getieM laws 6f Iowa. Deposits received, Money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange, bought and sold, Oolleo tions made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. It. 1MMAM ........ . 3. B. JONES ......... . ......... .Vice President LEWIS tt. SMITH.!... ..... ... ......... Cashlef . Directors— Win. H. Incham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, 1*. Chrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. The First National Bank CAPITAL.;;; .............. ...... (50,000 Special attention given to collections. AMBROSE A. CALL. ..... ..... ..... .President D. H. HUTCH1NS .............. Vice President WM. K. FERGUSON ................. ..Cashier C. D. S3HTH ..................... Asst. Cn^lilcr Directors— D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, W. F. Carter, Ambrose A. Call, B, H. Spencer, WEB. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. ALOONA, IOWA. Officers and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, C. C. Chubb, Vice Prest. r Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier; Geo. L. Galbraith, W. C. Tyrrell, Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Cooke. General Banking. PKIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS. ^"Interest paid on time deposits. TO THE PUBLIC. I desire to say to the people of this section that I am better than ever prepared to meet their wants in the line of Painting, Paper Hanging, etc., and fool free to say that I can guarantee my work to be first class. I mix my own paint and people can know just what they get. . It may be well to add that I was not responsible for the inferior work done last season by the fli-m with which I was unfortunately connected for a short time; circumstances which I could not control caused some poor work to be done, but I promise my patrons that it shall not occur again. I am the " boss" now, and you may rely on \viat I tell you. Give me a trial and you will be: satisfied. JAS. A. ORR. AT THE WEST LIKE. Tile Storm Struck on the "West at tlie A, H. Blxby Farm. The storm struck 'Kossuth at A. H. i place. Pat Higgins' big barn jthe last to go down in Palo Alto, The. storm after tearing down corn cribs and sheds at Cylinder did big damage in eastern Palo Alto, and at Higgins'killed three horses and five cows. At Bixby's a big barn and wind mill were demolished. Coming east John Ero's barn was destroyed, the McDonald bouse was twisted half about, the school house south was moved and injured, Alex, Gove's barn was smashed and trees broken, and the Esser wind mill broken. At Fred. Vogt'sthe house was moved several pods off the foundation, and the barn partly blown down. Nelson Crawford's wind mill was ruined and the school 'bouse south was moved two rods. Ben, Clarke's farm north was stripped of every thing but the house, and that is jtnured to a greater or less extent, Next came the awful ruin at Bobt, Stephenson's and at Larson's. At the latter place the roof was taken off the house, leaving a bed in the upper Chamber untouched. The Walker school house was smashed north of ' i and Peter Walker loses two his wind mill, Then comes TrTT i disaster on the Durant place, the breaking of the Beglemeyer barn, and so over to the Kennedy farm, where the grove, is demolished and a big barn gQtje, anS a half a mile on to Fred. Pomne's, where everything was ruined. The storm was pot so bad west as east, - • •• destruction, to property |s tfce west side,- an The crash of timbers and falling walls and ripping planks and frightened voices made a perfect hell of the once fair town of LeRoy, and the inhabitants, now all in the streets, were frantic with fright and confusion. In the midst of the excitement came the dread cry of fire, and soon the dry goods store of Palmer & Brown was wrapped in flames. The bucket brigade worked nobly, but the elements were against them, and the wind swept the flame to the Caswell house and Smart & Butler's hardware store, and in a very brief space of time they were in ruins, with nothing but the foundation left to tell the tale. In the light of the burning buildings the people saw the greater part of their town devastated—all the principal stores, all the elevators, warehouses, most of the residences, and the Milwaukee depot, which was torn to pieces by the fury of the gale, _______ LAST SAD BITES. Three Burials at Alffona—Sad Scenes Resulting from the Storm. The funeral of Mrs. Geo. Boevers and her child was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Dau, Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Bev. Bagnell attending, Mrs. Boevers was born in Germany in February, 1863, and came to America when four years old. After 11 years in Wisconsin she came with her family to Kossuth, where she was married nine years ago, She was a member of the Methodist church in Algona, and a woman admired by all who knew her. The attendance at the funeral was very large, and 40 minutes were required for those present to pass the coffin. At 2:30 o'clock Sunday the funeral of Bobt, Stephenson was held at the home of Jas. Stacy in Algona, Bev. Bagnell officiating. Mr. Stepbenson was 65 years of age and one of the pioneers on Lotts Creek, coming soon after the war. His head was badly bruised and he lived only till 7 o'clock Saturday morning. He leaves five children, all residents of Kossutb but one son, who resides at Nevada, Mrs. Alf. Naudain and Mrs. Jas. Stacy being his daugh* ters. He also leaves a wife, to whom he was married but a few months ago, who is also badly injured, having one r{b broken. The funeral was attended by a big gathering. __^_ WATER OR NO PAY. SCOTT &. DAILEY, Artesian well contractors. We have the only cable steam drilling machine owned in the county; sink wells for water supply for towns, cities, and railroads. Special attention to farm well work. Estimates made. We employ only expert drillers. Address Scott & Dailey, Algona, Iowa. J. F. PRESTON, M. D., Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat SPECIALIST. MASON CITY, IOWA. Spectacles scientifically fitted and guaranteed. Is now east; will return, in June. Will be at Algona on Wednesday, Oct. 10. A COMfeMOUH, AT LAW, Office over First National bank, Algona, ia. W, B; ATTORNEY AT LAW. Otef kossnth County bankj Algona, Iowa. E. H. ATTORNS ¥ AT LAW. Collection agent. Opera House block. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over OhrlsciiUles 1 Store. DAKSOJSr & BtJTLER, LAW, LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office in Gardner Cowles' new building. SULLIVAN & McMArtON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office In Hoxie-Fersuson bljck. L. K. OARFIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State Bt., one door east of Cordingley. Residence, McGregor St., east of the public school building. H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. J. M. PRIDE, M. D., PHYSICIAN. AND SURGEON.' Office over Jno. Goeders' store, on State street, Algoua,. Iowa. WALKER BROS., SUCCESSORS TO W. F. CARTER. ¥ ' M to everything in the line ot Staple and Fancy Groceries* A large stock of canned goods, popti- tilar brands of tobacco and cigars, as well as a FULL LINE OF and fancy ware always on hand at the lowest prices, Give us a call and we will use you right. Remember—Carter's old stand. WALKER BROS. SHOES! SHOES t SHOES! DR. T. H. STULL, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Chronic diseases a specialty. Office, over SUeetz' drug store. Residence, Glass property, McGregor street. T. J. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation in English and German. Office and residence over H. Goetsch's store, Whittemore, Iowa. E. S. GLASIER, D. D. S., SURGEON DENTIST. Office over the State Bank, Algona, Iowa. DENTIST. A. L. RIST, D. D. S. Local anaesthetic for deadening pain in gurns when extracting teeth. are novr prepared to do all kinds of Odd Pair's and Low Shoes at cost. A full line of Groceries carried in a, general store, at reasonable prices. J. R. &C. J. Dutton, It's a New Deal. That's what the Boot and Shoe business is stand of F. S. Stough. I have a full and at the old Repairing Wagons, Buggies, Complete Assortment of boots, shoes, rubbers, etc., and I want to sell them. I am here to stay and do business, so conae and see what I can do for you. All Summer G-oocts at Cost.^^^ B. H. ANDERSON. AND- DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, med- cines, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. a,x3.& Statloziexjr. Water or No Pay. We nave a new well-digging outfit, the test that is made, and one well adapted to this section. Our long experience in making wells warrants us in guaranteeing satisfaction in all cases. FBASEB BBOS. C3 END twelve cents in postage stamps to 39 D Corcoran Building, Washington, D, 0., and you will receive four copies of Kate Field's Washington, containing matter of special inter est. Give name and address, and say where you saw this advertisement. Farm Machinery. Also do Painting and operate general repair shop. AT THE OLD STAND, ALGONA. M ONEY ON REAL ESTATE. * HOXIE & BRUNSON. T EGAL BLANKS- J-J Bu Buy them at the Upper Des Moines office »nd get the most approved forms. Ayer's off me A UWv Mem C itoew tfcat storo We are Headquarters for FENCE WIRE It will pay you to inspect and get prices on " WAUKEGAN " Fence Wire before you buy. See Our Steel Ranges See the "JEWEL" and "RIVERSIPE" Stoves and Ranges. There are none better, Highest Awards AT THE World's Fair A8 * •THE BEIT ill » til* It pays to use SHERWJN-WJLWAMS PAJNT- cause it goes further than any .ptfK-r, paint made -be- one gallon covers 300 sq. ft., two coats, stay where it is put, It is guaranteed to Wood and Iron „_= w* our prices pn Wind Milk Pumps, Rubber and Leather Pelting, Rubber Rose, and everything in our line, as we will sell you anything at bottom prices. * H, J, WINKIE, [Succeseors to Q. L. Lund— Established I860,] EEAL ESTATE DEALERS We wish to announce to tbe readers of ^HH ^jppBBpBsMoiNusthat we have extraordinary facilities for the selling of farmj iand unimproved lands in .northern Iowa, and we invite alf who wish to dispose ot^heir property to oafl on us at our office in Algona, or to correspond TAs s,oon aa spring opens we have a .large > number of customers from tl*e eastern are ready to come out »»* secure a piece of Iowa soil at reasonable rates, We l?ev *«»» aua if you ^* *»t waste - It wltlms. FARM LOANS. Having secured the agency of the New England Loan and Trust Company, I am JJPW prepared to roak§ farm loans PJJ fi v§ to ten y Utee at the lowert possible rate, with privilege pf partial pay 1 I, s isssiesm

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