Get 1 more page view just for Liking us on Facebook
We are retrieving your image from the archive...
We are converting your image into tiles...
Upper Des Moines-Republican (Newspaper) - July 22, 1908, Algona, Iowa DBS year jrefcr YfS MV MEW IMA ROOSTER AND HENS IAST 3 MEETS DEATH FROM TRAIN John of IrviBgton Town Leaps or falls from Cars to His IllFated Mans Head Stove In and Legs Happens On Way Home from LARGE BAKN PHOTOS 0 BIO COMPANY F IN CAMP AT SPIRIT SATB OF IOWA PIONEER ais Albright of Plum Creek was a Resident of this State for Over SeventyFour fcceased Came to Dnbuqne la 1883 Honored Upright Passes the passing away of Louis bright of Plum Creek township Fri ly not only does Kossuth anty lose one of its historic settlers also the whole state Is deprived of i of its citizens who could tell more the early history of northern from actual than y other known resident at the pres The account of his early i Iowa as published in the Regis r Leader a few years gives us i idea of early life in Iowa and we reduce it following this personal eh of his ouls Albright was a native of Ger ny but came to Dubuque when but or five years of All his Eyhood and early manhood days ire spent in that locality and it was that he was married to Miss Eliz Neagle in For a years Albright and nily made their home on a farm a f miles south of Marengo in Iowa and that locality Is where i of his children were born and lived their earlier He noved to Kossuth county some time in the year of before Northwestern railroad was built to this His first location p In Whittemore township on what i later known as the Stover which he improved until he had a For many years i moat of the family have been resi sts of Plum Creek and to which locality the aged gentle jw passed over into that future Friday July fifteen children were born unto 1 ten of with i beloved are still These 8 living west of Algona of this city and bright and Ferguson of Plum Stewart living Oregon Edward and Hen Albright of North Dakota Hoods of Kansas Fey of Minnesota and who died four years ago The other two died at early he funeral services were held from Methodist Episcopal church of Al Ina yesterday conducted foe the six sons Burial was Algona Barley of Minneso Ed and Henry between the whites and the Albright relates that at his ear liest recollection there were many In dians about the settlement and wild animals roamed about the prairies of certain parts of what is now Dubuque The Black Hawk war had ust formally been closed by treaty Chief Black who had been leld a prisoner at Fortress t was in this same year that Al right settled in Dubuque that the first chool house was built in the territory now known as the state of which was then a part of the territory of There was not at that time a single county and the only civil authority which could be appealed to was that of a few justices of the There liad been a small Trench settlement at Dubuque since when Julien Dubuque located here and began the mining of In the same year that he landed in Albright states that he remembers his parents tell of other settlements at Davenport and Keokuk springing the first set tlement along the river was Dubuque and Albright points with pride to the fact that he was there as early as any living resident at the present 3e is now 73 years of age and is well to and still lives on his farm In Kossuth near Plum Two of Albrights brothers who were brought from Germany with the tamily remained in Iowa until when they started for California with two ox and from that date to this Albright has never heard from i and li ptghtfrom North to care for the gged father ftle lfr ably Louis a success county bas lived 1 of Iowa longer any He borp n ve point was and in Wd the the contention the loss of a kind and faith ful wife and Of the Maud Schlelcher lives In Minne Harold and Florence are in Algona and Woodson is at work somewhere in South It is hoped the family will all be together at the time of the funeral which has not been decided upon at this awaiting news from the It Is about two years since Cowans health began to fail and the last time she was out at a public service was at he funeral of her dear which occurred last Since that time her strength has been gradually declining and to those who enow her best she is known to be at rest In a blessed Cowan was a devout member of the Congre gational Donald Vincent Passes the 14yearold son of and passed through deaths door this morning a trifle be fore four It has only been about a week or ten days since it was discovered that the bright lad was afflicted with but the disease had advanced to such a stage that the boy rapidly failed in spite of the cour ageous disposition he maintained to the last moments of consciousness The a traveling arrived home by automobile a few hours before the lads death but it is doubt ful if the boy recognized his The funeral arrangement had not yet been decided Death of Another of the James older residents of Algona passed out of this life yester day morning about four when James after asking for a drink of suddenly crossed over the dark river almost before the fam ily could be summoned to her She had been a sufferer from a com plication of diseases for a long time arid although her going was sudden it was not entirely doubtedly the good Un woman is much UVUUVOVUJ o more at rest than it was ever possible for her to be here in her human habi Rachel Foster Cowan was born in Warren tember and spent all her t6W yeare of life in that locality to Algona In 1871 and for a an instructor in our August she She few years was public was married home of happy four children who called upoa to grieve have Saturday morning about 2 or perhaps a little John Wels ner of Irvington lost his life by falling or attempting to get off of a south bound Northwestern passen ger train while it was going at a high rate of Weisner had been in Algona during Friday attending the and boarded the special that passed throughhere after 1 Sat Intending to go to his home in Evidently he must have been asleep when the train arrived at the station and attempted to jump off at a road crossing one mile south of the His remains were not dis covered till the morning north bound passenger train men reported the body to the section By some miracle Weisner was not run over by the cars but in falling he had struck the back of his head against a rail road crushing the skull so there was a large deep hole in the back and side of his His right leg was broken at the knee and also just above the The deceased was an un married 58 years of born in but for many years has made his home with his Fred who lives on the old Fill place on the ridge His brother in Illinois and a sister at Trvington are all that Is left ot his family Funeral was held from the Catholic church at Algona Sunday Father Halpin conducting the Building on Stock Farm of Brothers Con Except tbe Live During the electrical storm of Thurs day the large barn of Sparks Brothers on the old Watt Jonea place four miles southwest of was struck by lightning and burned to the Fortunately there was not much stock In the barn at the time and those In there were gotten out Sparks hired man had just re turned from town and was unhitching his team at the time the flash came that ignited the Fortunately the man was uninjured and at once went to work rescuing the A fine stallion that was gotten out of the fire was tied to a post of a wire but became so frightened that he tore up a long section of the fence and ran with It becoming entangled in the wire and cut up so badly that for a time it was doubtful if his life could be Tbe building was owned by tre Northwestern Land and it Is thought that it will take nearly 82000 to replace The insurance was The Sparks Brothers lost a large quantity of most of their harness and considerable machinery that was in the and it is understood they had no Insurance on any of They consider themselves fortunate in not having any more of their fine draft horses in the building that PASTOR PLANS SERMONS IN Holmes BuildH House 111 a Tree Top and Comfort and luipl nitlou lor High Holmes has built for himself and family a novel and something which we think is an original Idea with the sug gestion probably coming to him from reading Robinson The elty is named by Holmes a tree It is a platform nine by twelve feet in size erected about ten feet from the ground in a willow It is built in a substantial manner and enclosed by a Grant Benscho ter and Holmes being the archi A ladder Is the means of ascent and The which stands in Holmes front is one of the landmarks of It is an im mense and was probably plant ed forty or fifty years ago by Grand pa The tree house Is pro vided with rugs and easy chairs and is always cool and It is here that our popular preacher and representative may be found these sul try days composing a sermon or delv ing into some economic subject for ideas which may leave their Imprint on the laws of Iowa some Callers are always welcome at the tree and Holmes and the children make free use of Its comfort and con DAT FOR A Popular Emmetsburg Reporter Hanna of LuVerne was elected district elector for this district at the June The district was progressive by five thousand plurality yet who urides himself on being a carried off the plum over a Carroll county man who was indorsed by the tenth district delegates at the state Eleven IT ears Since Tlielr Ap pearance and One the Best of The Rlngling show drew an immense crowd to our city last Ac cording to the statement of one of the officials of the show there were people at the circus performance and the number who were not in attendance would probably reach a couple of thousand Owing to the delay In reaching Algona and the difficulty of getting their immense wagons to and from the grounds on account of soft the street parade was given much to the regret of On account of the late hour of the af ternoon performance no evening show was given but at the one entertainment a very elaborate program was carried out which lasted from about 4 to 7 Outside of the disappointment of not seeing their grand parade and perhaps the number of animals shown in their menagerie department being less than was the show was satisfactory to It was a record breaking day for Ringlings as far as receipts were as it was an nounced that there was a larger crowd present that afternoon than at any single performance they had given for a and the sale of reserved seats exceeded any previous record for the It has been eleven years since Ringlings have showed in Pick Pockets Get A force of light fingered gentry made rich hauls both on the trains and in the crowds here Many had their pockets relieved of all the cash on notably Leroy Barton of Lu who lost about as he was boarding the train at his station Archie Bourne and many others lost various sums from a small amount of change on up to or It is report ported that 17 purses were found in the high grass between Larsons shop and the Northwestern that had been rifled of all the and return trip railroad tickets were in some of Several ladies had their watch es stolen and Knutson of Swea City was relieved of over It was a profitable day for the Germanla Dogs Kill Germania Standard Torlne had the misfortune to have from 15 to 20 of his sheep killed by some stray dogs one night last now has a fund for the paying all claims for damages done to domestic animals by stray and Torino will undoubtedly paid for a part of the value of sheep at The county purpose of get his Coo College Outlook Our people who are interested in the welfare of Coe College at Cedar Rapids will be glad to hear that the prospects for a bright fruitful year are The vacancies caused by the resignation of some of the faculty are fast being filled by persons o great ability and success as Instruct James comes from the Blair Academy of Blairs New to take the place o Stookey who has accepted the presidency of the University of Omaha Professor Hubert has been elected to the chair of He was a graduate of Boston Unlvers ity in and afterwards spent year in post graduate work in English In Edinburg For the pasi four vears he has taught in the North western University at Illi Miss Bonnie has been elected assistant professo in French and German and comes to the college with the highest praise fo her aptitude for language and success as a The Carnegie new science hall is now an assured fact and will be one of the improvements ex pected during the ensuing and the board of trustees are looking for ward toward the year of 1908 and 09 as one of great advancement for the college work In Talented Lady Ledyard News Miss Stella Rich who has been visiting friends In Blue Earth and the past 1 a guest at the home of her G Rich and In February of thl Miss Rich terminated a fiv month contract with the Midland Ly ceum Bureau of Des having given excellent satisfaction as a so prano soloist in addition to taking prominent part in other musical num The congregation at tbe E church Sunday was favore by a solo by Miss and the charm ing manner of its rendition was th subject of much favorable Tom Sherman Sends Collection of Indian to Tltonfea for Indian Tom Sherman of who baa been in the west a great deal late hae sent a fine Collection of photo graphs ot Indian chiefs to Tltonka for Indian with the following letter teAlf alkenhalner t am sending you by express today a collection of Indian photographs hat I thought might be of interest to ou in connection with Indian ho photographs are all tak n from life by whp waa ost photographer at The large photo of Rainin heFace Iteomagaju Is the popular onoeption of the old chap in the east iut the one in the buggy showing him n an old felt hat with a crutch is the way he was beat known on the reaer Itia an old saying that no man la great to his valet and a very rue one of tbe characters shown by hose Out on the reservation Ralninthe Sitting Bull and all do not count for much more than he boys around Be that as it there waa a time when those old boya gave the war department many uneasy and the three small rlnts of Rain in the Face Iteomaga u Sitting iTatan kaeyotoka md show the three great clngs of the but out there where were well Gall is the boy they all swear and I guess in the days of his strength he waa about the liggeat Indian In the Sitting Bull got the most advertising but Gall was always there with the He la buried at Elizabeths ia little Episcopal cemetery adjoining and the unmounted sepia print en closed was taken by who knew him in life and made a pil grimage down to to see its Sitting Bull was killed In he fight at Grand River and is burled in the military cemetery at see post card Raininthe Face is burled at the substation of Bull on the banks of Grand Hla grave is but he has a good dry place and no doubt after lifes fitful fever he sleeps am also enclosing a tobacco pouch hat was once the property of cSitting Bull It was giv en to the matron of the farm school at Bullhead when the old man waa killed and came from the matron to It is genuine and bears the crim son porcupine quill which is the Insig nia of I have put some of the Indian the red the fragrant or chula bark In It and if any of the old like Dave Lew Smith or Ingham are at the celebration you may let them smoke ot but It is hard to get and the young braves like Melzar and Ed Rlat can smoke Dukes Wishing you a very successful I am Yours very TOM Wheat 95o oats 44o to barley 50o to rye 60o to flax 81 05 to corn 70o to timothy to creamery Ben Heeds Narrow Ben Reed of tbe Advance says that the pick pockets attempted to relieve him of his cash while he was coming out of the circus tent last Ben felt a hand on his hip pocket in tbe crush of people and suddenly re membered that his pocket book was He grabbed the tails of his in front and held them together with one hand and with the other reached behind and encountered a haad feeling for bU pocket The hand was quickly withdrawn and in the crowd Ben was unable to tell exactly 99 hand It Watch Lost Circus on circus day in a la dys gold watch and fobolet chain th watch bad letter M on outside of cas Matilda Burkholder on Th finder will be 34 Buttermaker Makes Germania Standard Germanla baa due reason to be proud of the local creamery and During the month of June the creamery shipped ibs of and paid to its patrons the grand sum of Buttermaker Dyer has made a record since his coming here In the increase of business being and tbe small cost of manufacture that cannot be equalled by any manager In northern NOTICE TO PAISTERS AND CARPENTERS The board of school directors of Seneca township will meet at Center school house 1908 at 1 and receive bids for shing ling school house In Dlst size 18x28 school house in size 22x36 and coal in size 8x10 ft put In two half windows and one inside door in school house in Shingles to be star A star laid four and one half inoheb to the Contrac tor to furnish all Also the job of painting inside of school house in 4 two coats of size 22x36 material furnished by pain The board reserves the right to reject any or all By board of directors Seneca town ship E Seoy 3 4 FOB pf iaod near FARMERS ATTENTION We are still continuing to give 10 per cent off on all bug gies On account of the poor condition of the crops we will sell Hay side delivery and stackers onaextyears terms without TJireeMgOonwiok aud two fcay loaders We will close gut at Cost The Best Grade of Binding Twinge we will sell for 9 QENT8 the second grade f qr 9 w PM8 PO VtfD while it lasts fft flm
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.