The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1895 · Page 5
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TM1 :'**. t %t ««g^ ^^^ft^^l ^.H^^ ™^H^* ^B|j^^^^|d|^r R_J| ^^^^ g^^^^ ^K^^^^dlf ^ttl^^ g f^~ «$, if T\*V We have placed about 400 01 ous $10, $!£» $18 4 and $16 Mans* suits and overcoats on the first four tables in our store and yott aan have your choice for , v , This comes nearer giving goods away than selling them, This great sale commenced'Saturday morning, February &•, 1 - 3 All other goods in our store will be sold at cut rates, You have no idea what this sale means to us, but you will surely appreciate your.own saving when you find out that the same goods can't be bought at any other store for less than double the amount. -:- THE NEW ENGLAND -:- j_ia. v o y u U.JL v $7.77. ^M : ll always do as they advertise. STRICTLY ONE PRICE, BAB FIRE IN THE NIGHT. The ftirangre Store and Another Building a Total Wreck—Portion of the Goods Are Saved. The Fire VVas Incendiary and Was Undoubtedly Set for the Purpose of'Plunder. Fire very nearly caused the total destruction of the Grange store building last Saturday morning at an early hour, beside entailing a loss of several hundred dpllars on the stock, part of. which was removed. The structure next to it, known now as the "original package " building, was also a victim of the flames, and was left little better than a total'wreck after the catastrophe was over. 1 • ' That the fire was of incendiary origin goes without saying, but who set it or for what purpose are things that still remain a mystery. The discovery was made about 3:30 in the morning. Night Watchman Geo. Hunter says he detected burning pine for some minutes before that time, but his efforts to locate the fire proved unavailing until he.saw a small blaze in the package house, when he raii immediately to the fire bell and gave the alarm. Simultaneously with these movements Mrs. J. W. Tennant thought 'she detected the smell of .fire and got up, making a thorough investigation about the hotel. Going into the dining room she also discovered the fire, apparently in the package building or between that and the Grange store, which stand within a few inches of each other. She immediately called Mr. Tennant, who. hastily dressing, went on the street and gave the alarm. Being hoarse from a severe cold he was unable tomake.him- self heard and so fired.his revolver sevr eral times, which served the purpose and aroused the people in the neighborhood. This occurred about the same time that Mr. Hunter 1 was giving the alarm at the fire house. . Chief Dailey, aroused by the alarm, together with several members of the fire company was on band within a few minutes with the hose carts and other fire apparatus and the work of extinguishing the .flames was begun. . The fire had by this time made much headway and the flames were leaping up the sides of both buildings and were seen to have' gained a foothold in the lofts, More or less difficulty was experienced in getting at it, but by entering the rear of the Grange stpre with the hose two streams of water were soon playing on the flames and in the course of an hour pr so the fire was under control, Immediately on tbe discpvery of the fire Manager Edwin Blackford was sent for, and on his arrival the store was opened and many pf tbe goods were removed to the street, m,ore pr less damaged of course by contact witb water apd smoke, The fire was extinguished before it reaohed the front end qf the 'store, where were Ipoated many valuable goods in tbe Hue of China and fine crockery, and these were .left on the *,belves, Jnjured somewhat, bwt not so mycb so as were other portions of the stpck, During Saturday the remaining portipn of tbe stock was removed to one of the Cowles buildings on Podge street, and the Grange store will open and continue business there for the present. Tbe Grange store building is pr»e* tieally a wreck, Tbe sides are badly b«r»ed and-wbftt is left of the ropf is of no value, Tbe front is left intact, but this, is so small a portion of tbe value of tbe building tbat it would not count lor muob in tbe matter pf rebuilding, The building was erected about ten .years ago. by J, JB, Bl»ckford, and waj a ood frame, structure, The package ng beiide it has been, want tfiree weeks, iHs tbs »ld David. Fat§r«m store butidipg, erigtn.aily *r«o,|e,d by Mm aerth of wfere. the orlBgteBp™ ftenslft.and was ustd biro top a while fp,p Later it t pur* of Davenport, and the stock is covered by two policies of $1,000 each in the Des MoineB of Des Moines and Merchants' and Manufacturers' of Clinton. Whether these amounts will cover the entire loss it is difficult to say at this writing. It is not yet known just how much of the stock is a total loss or how badly damaged are the goods that were saved.. - ' - /• As stated, the origin of the fire is un- knowtf.' When Mr. Blackfprd arrived on the scene the first thing he discovered on entering the store was that both the money drawers of the store had been rifled and thrown on the floor. Then going to the rear, where the express office was located, he found the safe had been opened and its contents strewn on the floor. This shows that burglars had been in the store previous to the fire, but how or where they entered or made their exit is still a conundrum, as no doors were unlocked nor any windows broken .in. It is possible that a hole was made at the side of the building by which an entrance was effected, but if this is so the fire obliterated all traces of the fact. This theory is advanced by some, and it is thought the subsequent fire may have been set for the purpose of covering all tracks. No money of any account was secured, as none was left in tbe store except a few nickels and pennies. It is quite as probable that the burglars, disappointed in their efforts to secure cash, hoped to burn the entire block, and while this was going on loot other business houses in the city. The loss to the Grange store will be heavy in any event. Presuming that their immediate damage is fully covered by insurance, which is not likely, the breaking up of their business and the necessity for removal to another location will have a depressing effect. The Grange store is one of the solid institutions of the town, and their stock was one of the best. The store had recently been overhauled and put in splendid condition, and they were carrying a large stock of goods, much of which was in the more expensive lines. Asked what he would do toward rebuilding, J, E. Blackford said it was too early to say, as he had not given the matter much thought. That he will .either build new or repair the damaged building, however, "may he said to be reasonably certain, as he owns the lot, and the Grange store has been too long located there to now think of its being permanently 'moved elsewhere. NOTES OF THE FIRE. The fire, boys were on hand very quickly after the alarm was given, and they worked like heroes. The weather was cold, and every man who came in contact with the water had a jacket of ioe before the fire was put put, EJdwln Plackfprd was eo overcome by his efforts to save the goods that he had to be taken home by friends, His clothing, saturated with water,.had frozen to him, and it was necessary to thaw them out before they could be removed, He suffered no serious injury, however. Eighty feet of water in the standpipe was used.to put. out the fire. Two streams were kept constantly going for over two hours. The standpipe was full, and as it holds almost 100,000 gallons, it will be seen that upward of 80,000 gallons of water was used, Algona may congratulate itself that it had the water on hand. While the fire was In progress the contents of Stebbins' billiard ball, adjoining the package building, were all removed to the street, but tbe precaution proved, unnecessary, as tbe fire was gotten under control before it reached that building, Only a little damage resulted, being tbe breaking of one leg of a billiard table, Hort, Neberg»U» one of tbe apttve workers at tbe fire, fell from the see* pnd story of tbe package building and struck on tbe back of bis bead into a mass of burning debris,. It so .stunned biro tbat be was unable to help him* self, and would have been burned to death had n °i a couple pf tbe boyi who saw tbe oQcurrenqe dragged biro out' This if ttie third fire thja* has touched *be Orange store bwildlog' wjitbJn tbr§e or four yelrB. At ose tlnae a fire wa^ ""OR the outside, very gear* t° tfte jJLWtaN tfc§ present ORB bTQk§ Jfl., Mj°,us oww^Ua&u 0 ,' tioguisbeji; • li IPQtfB »t>WMjpPAi04P|tt •Ij&vtan ttw *?? HOT UNDER THE COLLAR, Brother McMulleu is Admonished to Keep Cool and Print the News of His Town. A Man Wants Algona's Mayor Roasted— City Election is'Near By—Miscellaneous Local Mention. The editor of the Wesley Reporter should keep his nether garment properly adjusted, tell the truth, and shame the devi}. These three things, if strictly adhered to, will enable him to extract more comfort from life as he finds it than will a thousand opportunities to tell his brother man tl You're another." It never pays,any man to ret the blood in bis head when criti- cised, whether justly or otherwise. As a matter of fact our Wesley correspondent is old enough and big enough and wise enough to take care of himself, and we'feel confident that he will do that thing after the most approved and artistic manner. . Meantime Brother McMullen should keep track of the news in his locality and print it, lest the able correspondent for the ," model county newspaper,'', whose nose for news is most excellent, gets a " scoop" on him, a thing, by tbe way, that has happened more than once. Wants the Mayor Boasted. ' A man called yesterday and requested ttiis paper to roast the mayor of Algona for having ordered his team, which had stood on the street in tbe cold for over two hours, put into a livery barn and cared' for. The man missed his team Monday, and supposing it had broken loose and gone home, he scoured bis neighborhood all night searching for it. He found it yesterday, where the mayor had ordered it put. He said he wasn't mad, but he thought the mayor had exceeded his authority and wanted him hauled over the coals. The man's own admissions showed that his team had stood out in the cold without covering for an unreasonable length of time, and in our opinion the mayor did a humane act in having it put in a comfortable place. This is not saying, however, that the man .was wholly to .blame, as a breakdown was the chief cause of his delay in getting home. Northwestern Train (Service, A friend says to us that we will meet a long-felt want by agitating the fact of the poor train service on tbe Northwestern. We believe this is so. But whether jriere newspaper talk will bring the company to understand the matter as our people do is another thing, It may help to some extent, and on that line we are willing to lend pur moral influence. People in the north end who want to get to the county seat and back tbe same day find tbe present arrangement an inconvient one, and they ought to have a remedy. Perhaps, bowever t it will be found by approaching the railroad people in a spirit of friendliness rather than by offering too severe criticism at the start, They are supposed to be human, and as such no doubt they can be convinced that it would be to tbeir advantage to so run their trains as to accommodate tbe people who want tp do business with them, ^_^. , TJ»e CUy Election. . The pity election is only ftbout three weeks away, We have to elect a mayor and an alderman from each ward. No well'defined programme seems yet to have been putlined, but any number of good men are talked of for mayor, It is understood tbat Mr, Call IB not in tbe field fPF >re,'ele9tion.. Doubtless be feels, as most Ptber mayors before biro have felt, tbat onoe is espugh (or biro; It i« BO* too e&rty, bQweyeri fop tbe Witter to-be agitated, and it may also $t laid $b»t it if so discredit fop any MSB je gay tfeat be-paja ijfce, to fce 9»ayoF of AJgpja.,, fhjpse hfiffi term expire now that it has been again demonstrated what may result from afire, and especially when it comes in the night time, it would seem that both economy and-the desire for freedom from further annoyance would suggest the construction of a substantial and practically fire-proof building. When B. P. Reed owned the package building a proposition was made by him to join in putting in three brick fronts; there, but nothing ever came \ of it. . It. is the proper time to begin' It now. , • • Don't Wont the Sermons. • Another subscriber to THE UPPER DE& MOINES has been heard from on the Talmage sermon question. I. H. Wilbur stopped pur reporter on the street to say that he not only had never read'one of the great divine's sermons, but that if he. had his way about it no more of them would be printed. What we are after is a concensus of opinion on this subject, and if It develops that they are of as little consequence as now seems probable, this journal of education will proceed to perform the elimination' act and fill the space with something that will be likely to possess a more;abiding interest. Bancroft's New Nasby. '*• Chas. J. Pettibone, says the Bancroft Register* has received word of his appointment as postmaster at that place, to succeed Samuel Mayne. Mr. Mayne's term has not expired, but he tells this paper, that ho expects to turn the office over to Mr. Pettibone as soon as. the commission arrives, which may not be for some days, as the bonds must first be approved and the necessary red tap proceedings gone through with. The new appointment is said to be a popular one with the people of Bancroft. That office is now worth $1,300 a year. .. ..-; ; Church Meeting. A meeting of the Congregational church and society was held in the church parlors Monday; afternoon, . It was purely pf a business nature, and officers were elected as follows for the ensuing year: President, B. F. Reed; treasurer, Jas, Patterson; clerk, D. B. Ford. The financial condition of the Society i was reported' to be in good shape, and the receipts are exceeding the expenditures. liesolutlon of Respect. At the'last meeting of Jas. 0, Taylor post, G. A- R,, the following resolution wasadppted, It is Belf-explanatpry: Whereas, The Supreme Commander has called Comrade L, M, B. Smith to fame's eternal camping ground ; therefore, , Resolved, That we will keep his memory green by trying to imitate his many virtues. JUST received, a new line pf Ducking dress goods at Galbraitb's, CHASE <b SANBORN'S famous , coffees and seal brand tea,' Walker Bros,, exclusive agents. _ ., WE have a lot of shirting flannels to close out cheap at Galbraitb & Co.'s, on tbat 10 cent table of canned goods at Walker Bros.' SEE that line of canned goods at the Opera Hpuse Gropery this week, TAKE Yankee Pancake for breakfast, Walker Brps, have it. A NBW line of White goods just re> peived at Galbralth & Co?s. Raiting, The W. H, M, S, will sell fresh home* made baking at Brownell's, shoe store, Saturday afterBooa and evening.'-46H Comp»ny, West Plains, Mo, Lands bought and sold or exchanged, Correspondence SQ< lifted. Ref§ren<?,e$ ^beWest Plains, Slagle's Harness Shop. Mannfnoturers and dealers In Harness, Saddles, Whips, and all Harness goods. • Also a full line of Trunks, Grips, and Telescopes.' Repairing neatly and promptly done. All work first- class. Give uy a call and we guarantee satisfaction. SLAGLE & SON. MEATS THAT ARE FRESH AND CLEAN. . O 3D03DO-B, At the former stand of Thoa. Bennett, will be pleased to see you at his market,.and promises to use you right. M ONEY ON REAL ESTATE. HOXIE & BRUNSON. 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 em- B loy only expert drillers. Address Scott & alley, Algona, Iowa. State: University The Several Departments will Begin the Year 1894-95 on Sept. 19. For particular information as to .the respective departments address as follows: Collegiate—Charles J. Schaeffer, president, Iowa Oity. Law—Emlin McOlain, chancellor, Iowa City. Medical—J. W. Harriman, M. D,, secretary of faculty, Iowa City. Homoeopathic Medical—J, O. Gllohrist, M. D., registrar of faculty, Iowa Oity. Dental—A. O. Hunt, D. D. S., dental faculty, Iowa City, Pharmaceutical—E, L, Boerner, Ph. G., dean of faculty, Iowa Oity. School of Applied Mechanics and Architecture—Prof. 0. D, Jameson, Iowa Oity. Expenses in all departments are reasonable. Coat of board in private families, Jii to $5 per week; Jn clubs, $1,{>0 to 12.50 per week. :For catalogues, or for general information, address CHARLES A, SCHAEFFER, 23m3 President, Legal'Blanks. Real Estate Mortgages, Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Leases, Cast, or Share Rent, Real Estate Contracts, Bill of Sale, Chattel Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Grass Leases, Notes, A full stock of these are kept constantly on band and for sale by the dosen, hundred or JR larger quantities, at The Upper Des Moines STEAM PRINTING HOUSE, AUJONA, Doxsee & Shaw, Abstracts of Title, Estate, aaa.d In.e-a.ran.ee. ALGONA, IOWA. Office over Algona State Bank. A New Harness Shop. S. P. CHRISTENSEN Has opened a harness shop in the front room of his livery barn, and keeps on hand Harness, Blankets, Robes, and everything in the line of horse clothing. Qo and see him for goods in his line. Will exchange harness for fresh cows -and those soon to be fresh. Does repairing of all kinds. M. P. HAGGAHD. O. F. PEEK. Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith.) Abstracts, % Real Estate, AN °, Collections, M ALGONA, IOWA. Bradley & Nicoulin are now prepared to do .all kinds of ' Repairing OF AND Wagons, Buggies, Farin Machinery, Also do Painting, and operate ;a general repair shop, AT THE OLD STANP, ALGONA,' Water or No Pay, We have a new weH-4Jggtng out that is made, 1 ana QW veil adap OUT lo , f pa. 1 • Mi* DR, L. A, SHEETZ, ^ Drugs and Medicines, Full assortment always on hand of drugs, (tf< cines, and pure Uqnors foj " 'purposes only, -4'A -%n <«s '"?': 1 ™3Lr, •J* ff y, Esi fc% '*,$ :4 • 'f? <m M . i .

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