The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 18, 1897 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 18, 1897
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1897. VOL. XXXII-NCX 22. It is Hard UNCLE JIMMY DICKINSON, A PIONEEB IN NOKTHEBtf IOWA. these days to Still Hale and Hearty at the Age of 78 —Some Scraps of History Concerning the Early Days. appetizing, but you can surely find something you will like at M. Z. Grove & Son's. 102 E. State St. TEL/BFHONB 19. 0 UR new dress goods have just arrived, and we have by far the finest line of fall and winter novelties we have ever shown. Most of our better grades of goods we have bought in Single Dress Patterns, so somebody will not have a dress "just like yours." 'Now is the time to make your selection while our line is complete. Our prices are very low. G. L Galbraith & Co. FARM MACHINERY HARDWARE. James Dickinson, "Uncle Jimmie," as he is familiarly called, tho real pio- neor of the north-central part of Iowa, still lives at Britt, halo and hearty. He is in his 78th year. An Indianian by birth he came to Iowa in 1834, and in 1851 with Capt. Hewitt ventured out to Clear Lake. Hero the doughty couple captured buffalo and elk calves for the market, making frequent trips to the Des Moines and even as far as Spirit Lake in those early years. Fort Dodge was located in 1850. North and west there was no one, and north and oast no one until Cuickasaw county was reached. It was at Dickinson's cabin that tho settlers gathered in 1834, when Coso- menah's hand killed tho WSnnebago boy, and caused the great scare that depopulated tho country as far south as Marshall county. It was atDickinson's house also that the Sioux made their last appearance, as far east as Clear Lake, in June, 1855, when tho famous "grindstone war" occurred. The Sioux in May of thatyear had had their sot-to with Gov. Carpenter's surveying party at Armstrong, and a little later had raided the Maxwell cabin in Ci'es- co township, going east and north for a hunt on Plum creek. It was undoubtedly the full band, or part of it, which had been about Algona that made their farewell disturbance at the lake. "Uncle Jimmie" talks entortaingly of those early times and recalls distinctly all the details of the "grindstone war." Not long ago ho told about it to Editor Bailey, and his version as given in tho Tribune furnishes one of the important chapters of the Indian history of this section. Mrs. Abbie Gardner Sharp in her history of the Spirit Lake massacre gives some of the details differently, but in the main her version agrees with his. She was then living in tho Dickinson home, a girl of 13 years. Mr. Dickinson's story is as follows: - . In the year 1855, along in_ June, one moulded bullets all night, and guards had watched every approach to the little settlement throughout the entire time. They had several quarts of bullets moulded and as the Indians wouldn't hunt them they concluded to hunt the Indians. Electing John Long captain, they rode in a northerly direction until they came to Lime creek, in what Is known as the Pence neighborhood. Here they found a large village, and crawling up on them they were within twenty rods of the tepees before they were discovered. On investigation they found the Indians had all gone off on a hunt, leaving the squaws and children only at the camp. Long told the squaws that Uncle James was terribly wroth and he : would certainly kill the whole of them if he ever got sight of them; and about this time some of tho hunters wore seen approaching on horseback, but a little boy 9 or 10 years old, who understood tho English language, ran out waving a red blanket when the bucks turned about and lit out as fast as their horses could carry them. Uncle James was burning for revenge; ho wanted to lick that big Indian who was so " sassy" at his house and was determined to follow them and lick him anyhow, but wiser counsel prevailed. So'taking an elk and two deer that they found dressed, and a larger quantity of dried moat, they notified tho squaws to pull their tents and get out of there, which they did without further notice; and a short time afterwards the whole outflt was seen pulling out for the north. This was tho last of the Sioux, and thus ended tho "grindstone war" at Clear Lake in 1855. Don't Go to Alaska. There are golden nuggets to be picked up right here at home without going to the far north. Our store is a veritable Klondyke" and well worth prospecting. Goods the best, and prices the lowest. Langdon & Hudson. '3 f IS: TELEPHONE NO. 16. HUGH BLAOK IS HUKT. Reported Undly Injured in a Uuua- wny This MornliiK- Word reaches this paper just us we go to proas that Hugh Black ot Irvington was seriously und perhaps fatally injured in a runaway on his farm this morning. A son of C. B. Hutchins, who came for a physician, brought the news, and his report was that his father said Mr. Black was dead. Up to this time it is impossible to got further news concerning the sad affair, but it is feared the worst is true. Mr. Black was raking hay, when his team became frightened and ran away. $3.1 PER ACRE And Ten Years' time in which to pay for it. Of course you can't buy improved farms for that, but the Northern Pacific Railway Company has hundreds of thousands of acres of FARMING LANDS in Central Minnesota, which it is selling to actual settlers at from $2.50 to $3.00 per acre, on TEN YEARS' TIME. AND- W. H. JONES, HOBART, IOWA. Don't Forget that we always have on hand all kinds of grain and ground feed, bran, shorts, and oil meal at reasonable prices ; also The State University OF THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS Will ler/in the year 1896-97 .On September 16. For particular information as to the respect ive departments address as follows : Collegiate-Charles A. Schaeffer, president IO L V aw-^nilin McClain, chancellor, Iowa City. Medical— E. W. Rockwood, M. D., secretary l-J. G Gllchrlst, M. of all kinds and grades. Goods delivered to any part of the city. | ofjacuityTiowa city. Boerner, Ph. G, dean day there appeared at Uncl6 Jirauaie's place east of Clear Lake eleven Sioux Indians; ten of these were on horseback and one on foot. They were in war- paint and very saucy. Mark Tuttle had recentlyi moved in and was living with Mr. Dickinson at this time with his wife and one child. The Indians began their deviltry by clubbing and throwing stones at the chickens. Uncle Jimmie demurred, but they only laughed at him and kept right on. He finally picked up a rock and went for them; at this one of them, thinking to run a bluff, took a little grindstone that lay on a bench by the kitchen door, and proceeded to pound it on a log, trying to break it. Uncle James went for him, whereupon he started off, taking the grindstone with him. Uncle James called to him to bring it back, but the impudent rascal paid no attention to him, but kept right on. Then Undo Jimmie's ire got the better of him, and paying no attention to the ten red villians sitting on tho woodpile, ho took after him with a rock. He caught the Indian, gave him a jerk that landed him on his head, took tho grindstone away from him and started back for the house. Uncle James wa pretty hot under the collar, and failed to look around to see what Mr, red-skin was up to, and about the next thing he knew the Indian struck him on the head with a cane or club he carried. Dickinson whirled around, striking Mr. Indian on the head with tholitle grindstone and split his scalp open, cutting a gash over 4 inches long, which felled the rascal like a log in the path. He left him lying there and went back to the house.. Tho women were badly scared; there was a young man inside the house, armed with three revolvers and two rifles. The Indians were still sitting around the woodpile, but were looking ugly- They offerred no assistance to their wounded comrade, and as he failed to rnoyo, things were looking pretty blue to the pioneer ladies of the house. They wanted Uncle James to go and assist the wounded man, but he had his fighting clothes on and refused to act as After a while the fellow began to kick, and his comrades went after him and when they saw the fearful gash cut by ' ' ' H. L. KHALI. C. & N. W. Elevator. of faculty, Iowa City. t .. when they saw ine leanui B aau uuu uy Expenses in all departments are reasonable. .. ffl .i n a B tone they began to get mad Cos^| of board ini»'|vateIg^ 6 ^ ° and make all kinds of threats. They Talk Don't Count. H. A. Burrell in the Washington Press: The Hon. Sam Clark in Saturday's Gate City pleads for Harlan's nomination as governor because, in joint debate on tho stum)), he would pulverize Fred White. And says Farmer Wheeler was beaten by Lawyer Boies because the latter could talk and t'other couldn't. Wheeler didn't try to talk. Ho went round seeing farmers that were in overalls and hickory shirts, himself arrayed like tho lilies, in a duck suit, shiny straw hat with stunning band, gold watch and chain, bilod shirt and a diamond stud in its bosom, cults and gold buttons, patent leather shoes with silk ties, and from first to last he wasn't smart enough to have a little judicious cow-dung on tho heels of his shoes well dried on! No wonder this dappor farmer got no agricultural votes. On tho other hand, Boies was an adroit attorney, trained to make black look white in his speech, and ho was armed with an affidavit face, cunning as a fox, and his tongue dropped honey; and above all, the people had got thirsty and liked his beer talk. It made their mouths water. But now, Fred White is a farmer plus a socialist, one of tho garrulous, blunt kind, and the more he talks the faster he'll talk his head off. He should be encouraged to talk. We hope he'll speak in every county, and preach calamity, and the doctrine that government should not allow a man to have over $50,000 or $100,000 at tho utmost, and confiscate all above those limits. For sensible listeners will say, if government may chisel a man out of his moneys and credits, why not also limit his area of land, and snip off a lot of White's holdings? That sort of talk about land is coming. We heard a crusader in Ohio stump for that kind of ocialism 85 years ago. A man has as good right to $100,000 or $500,000 01 11,000,000, if he makes it honestly, as a nan has to own 2,000 acres, or 1,000, or 400, when a lot of fellows haven't title to a foot of dirt. And we hope he'll lay liraself out on 16 to 1. We all are dy- ng to hear more about that idiotic, ,uppeny, exploded chestnut. Let him ialk his "cheaper money" stuff—the more the better. We don't see any use in putting up a The prices are Cheap, but The Lands are Good. Fine soil, splendid water, best of markets and near churches, schools and railroad stations. The famous Red River Valley lands at $4.00 to $8.00 per acre. a, ZE3IorcL© I Stop ZF'a^In.g' Kent! IBe XrLd.eperLd.erLt! For maps, prices, and terms of sale, call upon DINGLEY, COOK & CO., Local Sales Solicitors, Algona, Iowa, or write to WM. H. PHIPPS, Land Commissioner, Northern Pacific Ily. Co. Eastern Land Agent, N. P. Ry., ST. PAUL, MINN. Kossuth County State Bank, 3350,000. .AIiO-OW-A^ XO-W.A™ money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. CtoUeo- ' renewal banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or Vice Present; WTO H. SMITH DiMctoi-8-Wm. H. ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ohrisohilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Bivrnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL .............................. 850,000 eek• in clubs, S3 to vi.ou per WBOK. For'catalogues or for general information | address , SCHAEFFER, President. M. P. HAGGARD. G. V. PEEK Drugs DR. L, A, SHEETZ, and Medicines. Soete* »»•* 6tw.tloaa.esy- ~—r— •• *'--- -• " GET WATER OR NO PAY, The undersigned has a complete Sleam Cable Well Drilling Outllt, ' Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smlth.l Abstracts, Real Estate,-^ i Collections, ALGONA, IQW& , T EGAL PLANKS- 1 *~* THE STANPARD FORMS Directors-D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. nail K H. Silencer, Win. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. Algona State Bank. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. General Banking, PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VA.VLT8, ^"Interest paid on time deposits. Officers and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, C. O. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbraith, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Cooke. and "make all kinds of threats. They tried to make Uncle James give him $100 and finally told him he must give them a horse. Uncle James wanted to fi^ht, but the women bung to him, beg gfng him to buy them off, and finally one°oi them did give the leader of tho gang all the money she had, which wa about $6. Uncle James tried to preven her giving it to him, but in the rnele the brave got hold of the silver and made off with it. The gang rode away making threats; they went in a north erly direction and nothing more wa seen of them that night. Soon after the first war ended Mark Tuttle came home; be had been at Mason City, where there were about five or six families at that time. He was scared and turning about he rode back that night, and collected all the men he could, which with those at the lake .comprised the "army" of Jas. Dickinson, enlisted to fight out the balance of the«»grindstone war." There were 21 all told, and mounting their horses the next morning, they started out to conquer the Sioux nation ;et baefc those six dollars. great orator and logical debater like the aged Mr. Harlan to meet and chase round after a will-o'-the-wisp like Fred White under present conditions when business is getting up on its hind legs ond humping, and wheat is jumping, and corn advancing, and cattle and hogs are doing all right, and railroads can't find cars enough to haul the stuff that is selling at good prices. It looks ridiculous. Besides, it isn't speeches and speech' ifying that count. Everybody reads. Papers are so cheap, everybody takes them, reads them, chews the cuds they offer;and it's what the papers print that soaks into people's opinions and faith nowadays. And the papers publish all the telling speeches, anyway, ON Sunday, Aug. 22, a special excursion train will run to Clear Lake and return on account of the Northern Iowa Musical festival (first-class talent for GKE3O. O. Six per cent Interest on Time Deposits for money left three months or more. Money always on hand to loan on Si-st mortgages, second mortgages, and good collaterals. Notes bought. ALGOHA, IOWA. The Algona Deposit & Loan Assn. wm GUARANTEE Call at offices for particulars. 8 Offices over Algona State Bank PER GENT, cctr Special Ps-le of special concert Sunday afternoon, gee flyers). Train will leave, Algpna »t 8:23 ». m., returning will leave Clear kake at 7 p. m,. Fare, including to Sideboards, Chamber

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