The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 4, 1896 · Page 5
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^ ;>«?•<•/" •Tr'f^W^t'^WSf'"^ - ' ™ f "•••"'—-*-* kii/s^i^aSfS***;!"" ^m^j|^%*Pi .....-•. . .. .t' ..~\. 7 •ssei At.. WIQWAM Steel Lever Harrows, n fftilesfttm Ma<UsoH, last afcd bS *«$ buflfefi fef tfifc *M8 61 first *ife f wbtfce WJMfiitfni t m taltefi thefe ffott AlgeflK, «»d 4 fefie ,fcy tfrf Side of nfer flrftl Bfftteftd, . A 'VMM gathering of frlendS of both families assembled. Among the mournet-9 In &We8dfttt<SB*efiBfcU6f Mf, PatierSdfl'ii brMnetsandtHastetef, Mrs. Df. Mfr* Coy f 3. B. and Jft§. PAlUHStSi df At' ffona and John JPattefSOtt flf s Central City, Neb. DP. McCoy was also Disc Harrows, Seeders, Plows, etc. The best gobds that can be bought We are also making extremely low prices. Call and look at our goods and get our prices before you buy. Wilfrid P. Jones. 35Zeep to tla.e ZFront on. a, . . FALCON BICYCLE. I have a full line of the Falcon and Crusade T of the 1896 pattern, for ladies and gents. I Please .call and look them over. T^^-U5^-*or^-*-n |<O UlllSOIl» .ALMOST LIKE A SUNDAY. The City Election Was So Tame that Few Seemed to Realize One Was iu Progress. The Newly Constituted Algona Board is a Good One—Elections Held Monday Elsewhere. The city election passed off so quietly Monday that half the people did not know there was one. In the First ward no one ran against F. H. Vesper, the the vote standing: Vesper, 41; Max Herbst, 1; a democrat, 1. In the Second there were two nominees, L. J. Rice receiving 73 and S. H. Pettibone 46. In the Third P. L. Slagle was the nominee of a union caucus, and had 28 votes, 1 for Magnusson and 3 for Reimers. In the Fourth M. B. Chapin was the only nominee, but in the afternoon some began to write J. F. Nicoulin's name in. The result was; Chapin, 72 Nicoulin, 29. The city council now standsi Wadsworthand Vesper, Ferguson and Rice, Benderson,and Slagle, S T J /-Ihnnln Tf. 1C!1 DTim! nflOV 'ers and Chapin. fathers. , It is a good body In XelguborlngTo-wns WESLEY, March 2.—Special.—Our •city election Monday was not without its usual amount of excitement. There were two tickets in the field, the citizen ticket headed by E, Sanford for mayor, and the independent ticket with J. E, McMullen for that office. Mr. Sanford received 84 votes and McMullen 52. The rest of the candidates t ran about the same on their respective tickets. There was considerable speculating during the day among some pf our i sporting young men as to the results, ;, and considerable money changed hands. T Some bet two to one that MoMuUen [would be elected, while the other side I readily took all the chances offered •• that way, Jt }s said that Geo, Schneider woo about $30 during the day, Take it all around it waj a walkaway for our oitjgen ticket and everybody seems to feel good and all took part io having a good time, Mr, Sanford, the newly elected mayor, is a first class citizen and will $U the office with ,bonor to himself ftnd the town, white }b<> hat; ajjoe oUbe tioket elected is composed ol some of our beet citizens and we cap feel euro of a, clean administration, 4$Whittem,ore the regujajr ti was elected and G§o, M, Boyle jte again, bfc hQBQr, tbenjaypr, 'The only con. tejtwas between, him aMTpnj, m "3,83 to Boy,if» 48 >ajd "-*-*—»- Nicholson for mayor and a good ticket. 3urt is an example of harmony. LuVerne h»d a quiet election but is promised some fun later. There was only one ticket and W. A. Patterson was elected for mayor. One of the judges refuses to certify the returns, and says he is going to contest the election. 'What will result remains to be seen. Hired Girl Wanted. A girl wanted. Call at Mrs. Harvey Ingham's. Land In Portland Township. One hundred and sixty acres of wild land just north of the church. Will lease for a term of years, with privilege of breaking. 50 HAGGARD & PEEK. Stock Notice. I have purchased a thoroughbred Jersey bull and will keen, him at my livery barn for service. The*animal is St. L. of Riverside, No. 37781; sired by Ventor's Duke, No. 25751; dam Sunny Wadena. No. 60051, If you are inter, ested in fine Jersey stock call and see this splendid animal. 42m3 S. P. CHRISTENSEN. Money to Loan on improved farms. Farm T,ands and Town Property bought and sold on commission. E, C. MOUNT & SON, Opera House Block, Algona, Iowa. THE TRAGEDY AT MADISON First Reports of the Alex. Patterson Matter Substantially Correct- Not Much to Add. The Terrible Deed Accounted For on the Theory of Temporary Insanity— Some Minor Details. NEW shoes; latest styles and lowest irices. Galbraith & Co. Money. I am loaning money on farm lands at siai per cent, interest. Only a small barge will be made for procuring this -heap money. The borrower can have he privilege of paying off all or any mrt of his mortgage at the time of pay* og interest. . J. J< RYAN. Office over the postofflce, Algona, Iowa. CALL and see that new crockery at Grove & Son's, Removal Sale. . We will seUi from now until we move to our new store in the Boston block, all watches, clocks, jewelry, and silverware at reduced prices. Call and see some of the bargains, E. G. BQWYER, Jeweler. Cowles' block. 45 March l f 1896, we will sell »or»;w4ia«W Me, each check good fpr one quart of rn^lk, delivered is any part of towp, A^t the same time we sft&ll reduce, QUV pwe, op to p, 7, gallon, Joe ft quart lay be ordered b MHfe Nothing of importance bas been added during the week to the details of the terrible tragedy which ended the lives of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Patterson at Madison. The first reports were substantially accurate. Some errors have been corrected, among them the report that she had made a willgiv- ing her property to the children. There is no longer any pretense that she joined in a mutual suicide, as at first rumored.' Mr. Patterson, after having first decided to take his own life, undoubtedly determined in the interests of his children to kill her, and carried out his plans with a cooj deliberation marvelous to consider. The final version of the whole affair Is about as follows: Albert Patterson, who had been on a visit, was to return home Monday evening, but his father persuaded him to remain until Tuesday. Monday evening the family went to hear B. Fay Mills, the evangelist. Nothing occurred to create a suspicion that Mr. Patterson was unwell or was felling the strain that he undoubtedly must have been under, except that on the way home he took the arm of his second boy, who now remembers that his grasp was spasmodic and his hand shaking. They arrived at home and after a friendly visit the children and Mrs. Patterson retired, Mr. Patterson going to bis desk ta do some writing. The writing consisted of a letter telling about his property, which he afterwards took to his daughter's room and pinned in her dress. A note was left on the table referripg to this letter. He then" went and locked the door of the room the boys were sleepipg in, and then went to Mrs. Patterson's room- She bad evidently retired and was sleeping with on,e arm over her face, or was not asleep and threw her arm U P- A* lea8 * tbe firstbuUetstruck her arm and she sprang or rolled put Of bed. A second bullet entered the eye, aed ft tbW wp fired at the base of tbe braiP on the back Of the bead. Mr, p&|tersiojj tbeo wee* to hi? fla^~ " Jennie's room aj>4 called.Jw to i No occurrence of recent years nias cast a deeper shade of gloofia p*ef Al* gona, where Mr. Patterson arid Mis fanV ily were so well and favorably kn6»fl. He had come 16 Atgona first ia 18iO, driving from Madisofi with hla brother, Sam, by team* and was ft papula*- school teacher ifl the Scotch neighbor^ hood in tJniofl township and In the tteed school in Irvihgton* fie *as Well educated, having studied th the btate university, and was a teacher far some years in Wiscoflsin. Leaving Al* gona be Went to Nebraska and took ft claim near Central City, and at his death was still owner of a 600 acre farm there. After farming a while he moved to a little town near by, St. Paul, and engaged in life insurance, Then he sold out there and went to Louisiana and bought. But the climate did not agree with either his or his wife's health and he sold out at twice what be had paid and came north, ngftin visiting Algona. This was in December, 1887. In the following February he and his brother James bought the Moffatt grocery store and for five years they were together. It was during these five years that he became generally known to our people and won a deserved popularity. Quiet in manner and affable, industrious and careful in business, he soon gained a wide circle of frleuds. His wife died March 15, 1894, and in April, 1895, he was married to her sister, Mrs. Hattie Swager, from which time the trouble resulting in the tragedy dates. What the real merit of their misunderstandings was will now probably never be known. It seems that there wi\s a difference about how the children should be kept, which grew to such proportions that a permanent separation had been agreed upon, the condition being that she should take one third of his property. -This preyed upon his mind and being in poor health, with nothing in life to look forward to, he was willing to. quit if _be could make some satisfactory provision for bis children. The only one that he could devise was the death of their stepmother before his own, cutting off thereby her dower rights and bringing her estate to his heirs. The only theory that will account for his calling his daughter to such a scene as she witnessed is that he wanted to afford proof that she was dead before he shot into his own brain. ALBERT PATTERSON'S STATEMENT. To the reporters who called Albert Patterson said: "I have not the remotest idea why my father did this awful act. He and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, George and myself attended the Congregational church in the evening and heard Rev. B. Fay Mills. We all came home in the best of spirits. After getting home we chatted for a time and George and myself retired to our room. Father came up to our room about 11 o'clock, perhaps, and got the Madison evening paper, which he took to bis apartments to read. He could not have perused it long before he committed his terrible act. He neither uses tobacco in any form nor drinks intoxicating liquors. He bas always been of a quiet, peaceful disposition and appeared to think very much of his children. He is a man of considerable wealth. He is about 50 years of age and was born in Ireland and brought up in Exeter, Green county. The present Mrs. Patterson is our stepmother. She is about 40 years old and has been married to father for the last two years. She was a Mrs. Hattie Swager and lived formerly at Evansville, this state. She was a sister of my own mother, whose maiden name was Julia McGee. She died March 15, 1893, and one year later father married my Aunt Hattie, mother's sister. They lived together very well, as far as I know. Of course we children didn't get along with her perhaps as well as we would had she been our real mother. However, this could not have caused the motive for the deed. Father's mother is Mrs. Sarah Jackson und she is living at Monticello. He bas two brothers and one sister living at Algona, Iowa, and one brother at Central City, Neb." POSSIBLY INSANE. In the Madison Democrat of Feb. 26 is the following paragraph: The cause of the awful tragedy was evidently temporary insanity. Dr. C. H. Hall, in speaking of the deed, said that he bad treated Patterson and that the latter bad admitted that he was not in Little bake biscuits for a prize at Doxsee's hardware store, March 9 and to—ail of wfaieh^JI will be "fun alive" for the little girls j but a funnier thing itt- this connection is found in the fact that they will use , . ;..; ; ' \ . Daisy Mills Flour. Must be the Daisy Mills fiour is all right or they wouldn't use it. Fact is, the little girls (and big girls, too) know a good thing when they see it—that's why they use Daisy Mills flour for the biscuit baking contest. YOU SEE THE POINT, OF COURSE. In order to encourage the yirlsto rai*e flowers we wilt ffive every one between theaa.es of 8 and 15 years who will bring this coupon to our store on or before the Vtth of March a packet of Sweet Ptas, the only wndiUon being that they plant and care for them during the summer. This coupon in WORTH 10 CENTS. Do not come without it. Something for the boys later. THE Women As well as the Little Girls Are getting interested in our cooking contest, which will take place on next Monday and Tuesday at our store from 2 to 6 p. m. We shall arrange to accommodate all who may wish to attend this contest and give them an opportunity to eat some of the biscuits after the contest is over. O. M. DOXSEB, ' Last Call. One-half Off^- for two weeks on all our Cloth and Fur Cloaks, Jackets and Capes. $20 Jackets for $10.00 $18 " " 9.00 $15 " " 7.50 $10 Jackets for $5.00 9 '•' " 4.50 5 " « 2.50 S^B Q«r stools of esrpis, . W* tare t largest Un,e erar rt»OS» W q w, his right mind at times. The doctor is of the belief that Patterson was crazy when be committed the murder and suicide. THE LETTER HE LEFT. The letter written by'Mr. Patterson, which at first suggested a double suicide, was as follows: Dear Children: You mother whispered that it is better for you that we both die together and for your sake and happiness we go. Do right, deal honestly with each other and the world. Believe Jq God ano I shall be happy, though not in the flesh with you. Good bye, from PAPA. It is now thought that he referred in the opening line to the children's mother, his first wife, and not to their step mother. ALBERT HAS BLOOD POISONING, •A late report is a§ follows: The eld* est son, Albert, now has blood poisoning in the left arm, Two doctors are attending him, as the poisoning seems serious. MR. PATTERSON'S UFE INSURANCE. Mr. Patterson bad $6,?50 life- insurance, $3,000 having been, taken, out while be was living in Nebraska. The remainder he secured since go*ng to Madison. MRS.. PATTEHjgON'S ESTATE- In the Jester left to the oirt the property, Mr lude* dltt9MouUtar ' Just Two Weeks. Jf\©. Tf\YLOR. known of it. She discussed with, wfe time and again the advisibility of making a will and I know it was her intention to leave a great portion of her property to her «sters, The intimation in the letter that she had bequeathed her property to her two youngest step-children is untrue, I believe. ,„„„____, _ KQBTHWE8TBBN 14BE. Clienp Excwrsloos to tho West »nd SoutU, Qn March 10 and April 7, 1896, the North western U»e will sell home-seek' ers' excursion tickets, with favorable time limits, to a large number of ppjnts in the west and south at very low rates, For tickets and full information apply to agepts Chicago * Northwesters rw* >$m eight pages, Jow^'8 tart news HIGH SOHOOL NOTES. Pupils whose average is 00 or above are called first class pupils and such are to be excused from regular examinations hereafter. The total enrollment in- all tbe schools to date is bit. The enrollment for the past month was §14, an, average of about 47 to each room- •-• A telephone to the basement fend SO electric bell to tbe high -school < room frqm the superintendent's office are now in successful operation. Some Of, the high school boys keep these Jo or-* der, Tbe following are tbe njimes of tb9 pupils of tbe senior class who ex pec?, tp complete the course and graduate *June; Chaa. Cb\»bb» J«pa £>• PI 1 "* 1 Garry Gar field, Agnee Gilferide, man Bart, Maggie gust, Jessie son, Abr» Robinson, Btea.U'i* " "• * §eb4cbtl, .^fta.-Qolu-.-....,,,, ~ — • sseejieafccjai^f.

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