The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 7, 1895 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 7, 1895
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? SPECIAL SAI " .'.' I.. .... «,i , ' - .•.-' ' ...'.' i all Paper TBE SIOUX TROUBLE IS fhe Etpeditiofl of Algerians to tie's i&ke iti Seafch of Att* ' thelitic Aft Interesting fiit of Mdsssew that Mas tttvet Btfote Pound Its Way Intd PHtit. OUR ENTIRE STOCK Must be closed out this month. The opportunity of a lifetime. Don't miss it. Never has been and never will be as cheap again. Anticipate your future wants and buy now. You cannot afford to miss this special sale. F. W. Dingley, Druggist. ' AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH. J. X. C. Parties Ranting to buy a J. I. Case Agif or should write to or call on WilfriP, Jones, at the Wigwam, Algonajfwa, It is the only machine It will pay for itself and make jg profits for its owner in one seasls wo;k,' There Is big money In threstiing this year, E, G. BOWYER, (, AND FINE JEWELRY. DUA^ED OPTICIAN, ^^^S^»^&^ of op Impairing ' of flne wa,teTm a, specialty, Doxsee & Shaw, ( Abstracts of Title, Nels Nelson is Killed at Bancroft by a Team and Reaper. Last Friday afternoon Nels Nelson went out to reap some flax about 100 rods north of John A. Winkel's home. He had complained of not feeling well and expected to work in the evening to make up for laying off in the middle of the day. As" he did not come in, however, about 10 o'clock he was looked for and found dead. As nearly as could be guessed he had either fallen from the machine on the ground or had gotten off and laid down. The team had stood a long time as appeared from the foot marks, and had then started up. One line had wound in the wheel of the reaper in such a way as to* keep them going about 'the prostrate man, the result being that the reaper was run over him a half dozen times. He was marked from head to foot. Coroner Morse was called from Algona and thought that death had resulted from the injuries. He was 23 years of age, the sole support of his mother and her family, a healthy and much esteemed young man. He was shortly to have been married and the young lady is prostrated by the blow, Money, , > I have unlimited money to loan on long or short time, B, W, HAGGARD, WE make a specialty of collections. Cloud & Haggard, "CRYSTAL CREAM" baking powder is manufactured exclusively for Walker Bros, _^__^^ r ___^_«_, MONEY to loan on long or short time. Geo, 0, Call,-tf " SHE wore a pal? of Trilby shoes, And looked so trim and sweet. She surely came from Browiiell's store, They shoe the pretty feet," — Anon. • SOUP in twenty minutes, any kind you want, at the Opera House Grocery. A GOOD Beatty organ for sale or to trade fop a bicycle. Inquire at this office,'—17tf JOWA. C, f. PEEK laggard, & Peek, Awarded Highest Honow—WorW's •DR; ' CREAM A ;• Early itt April, 1867, the first news of the Spirit Lake massacre by the Indians reached the Algorta settlement. At first there was much doubt expressed aslib the reliability of the re* port; yet as Fort fiodge Was organising two companies of troops td go to the lakes, it was evident they were con* vittced that there had been serious trouble at the settlement, and the reports were creating great uneasiness with the settlers here, and some action was necessary to quiet the increasing excitement and prevent a general leaving of the country. For this purpose a small company was made tip consisting of Peter Riebhoff, Wm. Camel, Jacob Cummins. A. L. Seeley, Lewis M. Smith, and Wm. H. Ingham, who gathered at the cabin on the farm now owned by Daniel Rice on the 10th day of April, and started the morning following for Tuttle's lake and the Chain lake district for the purpose of learning the condition of the settlers and purposes of the Indians. A weary march through snow, slush, and water, the Tuttle home 40 miles away was reached on the second day. They were found all well and unconscious of the stirring events so near by. The next day we went in a northeasterly direction, to the lake south and west of the present city of Fairmont, and found there five tepees of Sioux encamped In the grove near by. From an examination of their goods we were satisfied that none of them had had any hand in the massacre, with the exception of the owner of one tepee which stood apart from the others. We asked to see the owner, but were told that he was off looking after his traps and that he did not belong to their company. His name was Umpashotah, and we had met him before, and he spent one night in 1855 with us at the cabin on what is now the G. Byson farm on the Black Cat. We told these Indians about the massacre, and that owing to .the excitement it would not be safe for them to remain where they were, and advised them to leave by 9 o'clock, the next morning. Then starting to go about a mile to a cabin for the night, befo/e we were half way one of our party noticed the Indians already on thetrail going north. They had taken everything but Umpa- shotah's tepee and its contents, which stood the next morning when we left, the same as when the Indians left 'the night before, showing that its owner had not been back to it. From what we learned from a settler afterwards it is doubtful about his ever returning to it. On our way back to the Tuttle farm we met two Indians and asked them to take us to their tepee, which stood in the groye north of the Tuttle house and about a half mile distant. As we came near the tepee a squaw and two children fluttered away into the brush with a scream. We at once had the Indians, unarmed, take a seat on a log near by for examination. Being surrounded by the party, one of.them claiming to be a son of Inkpadutah was asked if they had been at Spirit Lake. He promptly answered, "Nix for stay." Again when asked if they had been on the west fork he replied, "Nlx-com- herous," without the least visible appearance of fear. We were confident from his actions and from the goods in the tepee that these men had been in mischief, and had we known what we learned an hour later from George and William Granger, who had been at Spirit Lake, where their brother was one of the slain, and who confirmed all the reports made, it is very doubtful whether they would have been set at liberty. One person present begged us to tie their hands behind their backs and turn them over to him for a walk to the lake. This person was not one of the Algona party, but belonged in Minnesota, and his actions indicated that he meant business. We finally decided to let them go and gave them five minutes, after which they would be shot on sight if ever seen in that section again, The circle of guards opened for them to pass, several articles were given by them to Geo. Tuttle, who was present, and in less than two minutes they were trotting out of our sight with their guns and furs only, leaving their tepee and many goods, which were burned later by Wm. Granger after a remarkable speech by him near its site. As the Indians we had seen and warned off had all gone north it was thought best for a part of the company to return and report at home, while the remainder should stop a few days longer and make a later report. As provisions were not plenty in those days on the frontier tjje party staying must necessarily be a small one, so Camel and myself were the ones picked on to remain, while Mr. Smith, with the balance of the party, returned. Things moved on quietly at Tuttle's for a couple of days, when an Indian from the north appeared with a letter from a friend of Tuttle asking that the Indian with one other be permitted to trap about the Jakes, He was at once told about the massacre and the excitement aad feeling against the Sioux, and that it might be dangerous for them to stop, It was finally arranged for them to come the next moaning and put up, their tepees near the house for- prcsteo* tion, and he went away apparently friendly, JTpt making the|p appear, ance the, next day caused some uneasiness, as we feared they h,ad fallen in with the othevs we had driven off anj weve possibly planning a raid. In the afternoon of the second, day wMle Mr. and. bis two sops were out ia the «w for wood an Indian ia lull w l»t V?fts §een jjoroiiig, and, ppt W Re* ,uftd, W,m, appeared aogthf r, wh.o. w^en. ftey o,ajne up ppYfA $9 tefaf *TO Wb.8 WBPQ "COHiin * rt 4-.nor* *T*nAv «,?• nnnft to. www ifi aad stood heft* oW^ttBli At this «N of the little childrift 6&«e ifi &nd told us the othef Iftdlan W&t MS |bi heuse getting Btfgat. Telling GAftel to waWh the arms f Went tti.ihe fadu|61 few rods away .atid fouttd the felldw helping himself at the furtfcef 6fid bf the fooffi. HS at Wee had & nffStUng Iftvitatioa to go dutflidg* and fcfaeti we passed the doof it was shut b$ M|S. Tattle, About this time the othef Ifi* dian undertook to help himself to att-> munition when Camel tind§fremdhi6tl8ly threw him out doors, and itt a Moment stood with a gun la his hand blocking the way, While 1, uttartned, was tell' ing toy man that he mast gtf away at once or he certainly would be killed, that it was possible Many ffieh might come at any time atid that he had bet" ter start, Ifelt something touching, toe and looked around to see the handle of an instrument ttade from the blade 6f a scythe, evidently for war purposes, which Mrs, Tuttle had thoughtfully passed out between the logs and .w£s holding within easy reach should it be needed, Soon after, however, we. per* suaded the Indians to leave, giving them to understand that they Would certainly be shot at sight if they came back. This occurrence tended to make us very watchful for a couple of days of Goods Still •They Must Go.. more, when weVere relieved by learn ing from a settler some ten miles away that the Indians had all gone north and EVERYTHING- goes, and we go (out of business.') It will pay yon to buy now fot; future needs, , • left that section of country. In order to let this be known as soon as possible I started for home the next morning, leaving Camel af Tuttle's, and reached the cabin some time before night. At the river no one answered to the call, and when firing a couple of times to get the boat I noticed how watchful Putnam was and how relieved he seemed when he heard "Come on, Put., no danger." Covell. who was with him, had passed out of the cabin at the first shot and did not return for some time. This is mentioned to show how intense the excite- men i h ad become. Th e scare was daily extending, an article appearing in a paper at Fort Dodge stating that Red Wing with 400 warriors was moving south, when there was no chief of that name. As soon as the people learned that the Indians at .Spirit Lake had gone west and that the settlers about Tuttle's and Chain lakes had no further fears of being molested, and that most of the startling reports had no foundation whatever, the scare came to an end in Algona with the town hall partly environed by a stockade of heavy plank, which could be seen for years afterwards as a reminder of the terrible massacre and of the fright which spread over a large part of Iowa during April, 1867. WM. H. INQHAM. Money. I have unlimited money to loan on long or short time. B. W. HAGGARD. ALL GOODS have been placed on tables* where they are easy to inspect, and plainly marked for the lowest \ GfVSH FRIGES i From Now Otv—^ we sell lor. cash only, and every |irticle ... >;.<tl v'r'ig? ••:.9 V Ail -Is a Bargain. i *—' < I'M WE make a specialty of collections. Cloud & Haggard. THE eye specialist, W. T. Nichols, M. D., late of Chicago, still tests eyes free at office of Dr. Pride. References: J. J. Wilson, Dr. J. M. .Pride, B. B. Warren. __ SPECIAL prices this week on linen canvas Oxfords for ladies and misses. The latest for summer wear. Also white canvas Oxfords, at Brownell's. t CRYSTAL CREAM baking powder is guaranteed equal to any balling powder made, and costs only 25o a pound at Walker Bros.' Six per cent. Money. For time loans at 0 per cent, and commission apply at the Kossuth County State Bank. Interest and principal payable here. Be sure to call if you want to borrow at favorable rates, SHOES for every day and Sunday too at Brownell's. NEW Daisy flour is the best. Ask for it. Patronize home interests. J. J, Wilson.-20t8 CORN for sale on my farm one mile south of poor farm. J. B. Jones. WE just want to say a few words to the ladies about corsets. We are now selling the Featherbone corset. Worn and recommended by a million well dressed ladies, Dressmakers claim that these are 1 the best fitting corset on the market, G, L. Galbraith & Co. Strictly Speaking, • • • . „>'.'.«• •> ' ;: /•$> _ our stock of " Summer Good's ?r is very; small, but we have some, and, you caa. buy them for a small fraction of the* original value, for they are Going to Go Now. Well talk, about Heavy Goods ; , a little later on, _ .. Sale or Trade. My residence property, 12 room house splendid barn, coal and wood, house, good well, and cistern, and hydrant. Two as fine lots as can be found In the city, clear from all inoumbrances. Will sell or trade for farm or wild land, or the right kind of city property, Call on or address, J, F. LAOY, Algona, Iowa. A LIFETIME of toll may fail to secure that which life insurance creates in a day—an estate for one's heirs, Examine the Royal Union, an Iowa enterprise. J, L, Donahoo, district mant ager, Algona, la. A NICE line of Kranz's candies at Langdon & Hudson's,-20t2 Now is the time to buy tan shoes at Brownell's, BUT DISHE You know what our stock Swas. To see, it now you wouldn't think we had;solc|; one-hall of it. We have ; but we've jt$s% ^ as pretty and just as good bargains left;;;|| ., ' j"lsr'$i If yon cottie now. Wool The undersigned having leased the Paragon Woolen Mills for a term of years is prepared to pay from 3 to 5 cents a pou«d more for wool }n oassi- meres, blankets, flannels, or yarns than cap be obtained at yovu' home market, Send for samples and prices. Roll and bat carding a specialty. Address S. p, , West Mitchell, Towa.-r8{n4 We don't give goods away—we sell them for cash; but a little buys a , , good deal just now. ', ; » The Grange Stoffe UP TO Df\TE», 40Ibabeet granulated sugar for., .$1,0 35 bars best laundry soa,p fan- 1.00 Other p-Qcevies in propot'lion. KEEP in Uoe by buying your foot* wear at T ** ir "" nft ' 1 ' B MONSOON tea for a drink, pf purs IB il tea. I»naon5]grop.*^Pli8 rent: The Mplutyre' occupied, by J, J, Kftnj re,- When you c °we to Algona, la.., look for Jphn Grove's, financial School and, learn, b,ow to buy groceries at wholesale >j?j,oes t I sell no goods in quantities n§ JQ. I will haye tp refill you, How Cfttt I $o Simple Eooygli, Even a I sell Rt wholesale prices to th> sumer, You save the profit. ' I SELk FOR C4SH you TAKE. By buying ko,|5'|tapl§ grp(j^jie|'\ M| fw ;J!£ , \,^ YQU gaje • V "fm diw't b*v9't« mi •My

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