Clipped From The Algona Upper Des Moines

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RESPECTABLE GIRL IS MOUNDED TO DEATH. A fe» weeks &go THE tlPFEB DBS MODTES noted the marriage of tfcre Dixaon girl, who had tt trace of negro blood ID her, aod who grew up in Al- gotm near the Milwaukee depot, two alleged ministers of the gospel and a justice of the peace at Bancroft refused to perform the ceremony for her, because because she was marrying a well-to-do white man who wa« 8 widower. Dr. Howe, to hfa credit be it written, having having preached all his life that in heaven we shall all have front seats without distinction of race, color, or expensive pew holdings in aristocratic churches, married the girl after she bad been cruelly humiliated all day. This was July 19. September 2 she died of heart failure "due," the Swea City Herald reports, "to opposition to her by her husband's relatives and old friends." No one says a word against the girl's character. While she lived in Algona sfie was as quiet and welt behaved as any white girl. She simtriy asked to enjoy a small share of the happiness of this world, but because she happened to have & dark Streak of color, she was boycotted by as despicable * conspiracy conspiracy against human rights as ever sold & slave. THE UPPER DBS Momss has no words tn which to denounce in this age and in this county a barbarous outrage svich as the killing of this innocent innocent and helpless girl. Occasionally we cynically ridicule that apportionment apportionment of justice which evens up the outrages outrages of this world in the next. But if our friends are right apd that Is the way the world's abvises are rectified THE UPPER DBS Moonss will wager its last dollar that Emnm Dixson will sit in heaven so far above the whole outfit who persecuted her, from the Bancroft preachers down, that they can't see her with a 40 foot telescope. MM » MM MMM»»f »»»»»*»»

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  1. The Algona Upper Des Moines,
  2. 13 Sep 1899, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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