The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1891 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1891
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IN WATERY_GRAVES. ! itafftlla at th« Ulnftstcr tii Gibraltar tiny— »y the Sinking of the Stnnmglilp Utopia Koarly 800 live* Have Been tout— Heartrending Scenes. QitiKALTAR, March 18.—The British iteamship Utopia from Italian ports bound for New York with 700 Italian Immigrants on board collided Tuesday with the British ironclad Rodney, anchored in Gibraltar bay, and stink (Won afterward off Ragged Staff. A Bouthwcst gale was blowing at the time of the collision. The Utopia sunk within a few minutes. Uoats were immediately lowered from the British ironclad and also from the Swedish man-of-war Freya. GiBnAt/rAR, March 19.—The official report of the number of persons on board the lost Anchor line steamer Utopia shows that when she left Naples the steamship had 880 souls on board, including passengers and crew. Of this number only 311 were saved. Thus 689 of her passengers and crew are either drowned or missing. The Prcya picked up 43, the Rodney 89, the Anson 33, the ImmortaKte a, the Curlew 21, the Camperdours 46, the Amber 6. Ten have died since their rescue, and oth- crt who are suffering are berthed in the naval and colonial hospitals and the sailors' home. A sailor from the Rodney leaped into the water in the height of the gale and rescued a drowning woman. The people were in the rig- ping- of the Utopia till 11 Tuesday night. The bravery displayed by the seamen of the fleet was unexampled. The coast line is still strewn with corpses. Not until now has it been possible to give an account of the cause of the catastrophe. Early Tuesday evening the Utopia was seen steaming into the bay in the direction of the anchorage. When abreast the ironclad Anson the Utopia staggered as though unable to make headway against the terrible current. Suddenly the strong 1 gale, combined with the current, swept the ill-fated vessel across the bows of the Anson, and in a moment its hull was pierced and cut by the ram of the ironclad. The Utopia after pulling clear of the ironclad drifted about before the wind and sea, The rapid inrush of water through the rent in its side caused it to settle down in five minutes from the time of the first crash. The sea was so heavy that the boats of the rescuers could not with safety approach the wreck, so they were compelled to lie to lee ward, where .ted up the people as they were •»_ltU' rom the deck. JiV/ scene after the collision has M' l/^l.y never before been equaled in .} History of marine disasters. On one tw > v/ was tlle s ^ n ^ in S passenger steam- V .' V Y crowded with about 700 iinmi- '. - S?nts, who filled the air with wild <ap- fils for help and shrieks of terror they saw death awaiting them r^n the dark, angry waters oi ! the bay ,.•"' of Gibraltar. Overhead the clouds rushed furiously, driven along by the strong southwest gale, which had been one of the causes of the calamity. Right and left of the sinking vessel were the two monster battle-ships, the Rodney and the Auaoa, uugc specimens of Britain's most powerful fighting ships, pouring the light;of their powerful electric re- flectorf. upon the disabled steamship, lighting up the agony of her passengers and sho wing clearly the terrible position ,', in which they were placed. Here and V> there were the warships' small boats, : S^, manned by sturdy blue-jackets, who thn/strained every nerve as they bent sa (' to their oars in that heavy THE MAFIA. Bea, while striving gallantly to be first to reach the drowning 1 passengers of the Utopia. Peterson, a Swedish quartermaster. Bays that while on board the Utopia after the collision he was surrounded by a terrible mass of human beings, fighting their way desperately and savagely, regardless of sex or age, towards the boats. Men, women and children tumbled and climbed over each other in that horrible fight for a chance of escape from drowning. One poor woman, who was resciied by Anson's ! net blue jackets, went raving mad when | she was convinced that her children j were drowned. There were similarly distressing incidents by the score, the most awful of all occurring when the Utopia, with a final desperate lurch, Bank with its human freight clinging about it and drew hundreds of living persons down with it. Many of those who had sprung into the sea as they saw that the steamship could not float many moments longer, were then also drawn down in the whirlpool caused by the Utopia's disappearance. Some came to the surface again for a few moments before sinking finally in their watery tombs. Others, more lucky, were able to cling to pieces of wreckage, floating spars, oars, gratings, hatchways, boats, life belts, etg^, and thus kept them- elves abc^v water .until rescued by the war|h,ujfcV'Doats. But, as usual in such case$; the weaker succumbed more readily. Shrieking, praying women Bunk to rise no more, with their terrified offsprings clasped to their breasts. Children clung to their parents so desperately as to in many cases cause the death of both, where both might have escaped had bet* ter judgment been used. Husbands and wives sunk while grasping each other in frantic efforts to keep each other afloat, and many a good ewinjuaer went down with some horrified, fear-maddened person clinging to him with the tenacity of tbe desperation of death. BANK FAILURE IN TOPEKA. What the Organization 1«, and of What It In Composed— tts Power in Sicily, and Its Influence In This Country. The "Mafla," says the Chicago Inter Ocean, is a Sicilian organization, and in that country is an aggregation of all the criminal classes on the island. It Corresponds with the Camorra of Naples. The name "Mafia" has its origin in "La Mafia," a comedy of prison life written in 1800 by a Sicilian dramatist, Signor Riszoti. The name itself is meaningless, a sort of prison slang ussd in the Sicilian prisons expressive of a covenant made between warders and prisoners whereby the prisoners were to keep order and levy blackmail on the weaker inmates, the jailers sharing in the profits. To the Sicilians manliness mid bravery recognize no law to atone for wrongs done them by their neighbors. To appeal to the law for protection would be dishonorable, and the strongest naturally rule the weaker ones. Whoever can provide for his own protection and the protection of his property, he is "mafioso." The Sicilian belief is that might makes right, and if a man has been done a wrong his own hand will protect him. It may take years to be avenged, and treachery and cowardice may be the weapons employed, but if he finally rivenges himself it will be looked upon by the Mafia as honorable and just. If the injured Sicilian be not strong enough to resent the injuries received he must suffer in silence and bide his time. This hatred of an appeal to the law and the resort to self-vengeance is innate in every Sicilian. It follows, then, that in Sicily, where no law but strength is recognized, it- is necessary for the proprietors of the great estates to hire protectors for their persons arid possessions. This is done by bodies of ex-brigands, the Mafia, who have such great influence that it is absolutely" necessary for a landed proprietor to court their friendship. He is then secure. Hut if .he is not friendly to the Mafia he cannot venture out of his house without great danger of being shot. There is that of the outlaws, whose chiefs arc the clients of some great land-owner; these clients of the land-owner are in turn the patrons of other lesser powers in the robber world, and so on. In this, way all the vast unions of persons, of every profession and grade of life, are intimately united, from the member of parliament and lawyer in the capital to the professional bandit or petty thief of the interior. Every man that tills the land, and is not a day laborer, iirust, in one way or another, be carried by the tide into the vortex of these associations, whose great object is to promote their mutual interest, irrespective of the laws of justice or public order. The poor man is left alone unless he happens to thwart the interests of the malefactors, in which case he is summarily disposed of. All this makes the Mafia very powerful and they are respected Ijy the people accordingly. In the interior of the island a brigand riding up to a farm or villa has everything at his disposal, and should the authorities enter the house the proprietor suddenly loses all knowledge of the whereabouts of the brigand, his guest. Even if the carabineers should capture him the chances are that he would be dealt with very leniently, as they, themselves, or a large portion of them, are ex- bandits and they are in sympathy with their old friends. The Mafia made great pretense of befriending the poor, and say they are opposed only to the rich people. In fact, i they occasionally dower some poor girl ! or enrich some unjustly treated peas| ant to keep up such prestig'e. i Therefore it is not only fear which aids the Mafia and gives it the great moral authority it wields. It is the custom of taking the law into one's own hands and making it dishonorable to do otherwise. A nobleman of the interior who is wronged by another, whether he be noble or bandit, does appeal to the Jaw; he would be laughed at in his district, and entirely abandoned by the only efficient protectors he has. But he appeals to the Mafia, and repels force with force. There are parts of Sicily where whole communes are under the protection of this potent association. In this country there are probably no organized Mafia societies, but the Malla spirit is retained by the Sicilians, and any crime committed in this spirit, either to right a wrong or to seek revenge, is acquiesced in by nearly all the other Italians. There seems to be a tacit understanding between them, and on any such subject they are as silent as the grave. They are by nature an uncommunicative people, but on occasions where the Mafia spirit manifests itself they are me 're qviet than ever. Thus it has always been impossible to trace the Mafia members whenever judicial investigations have been instituted. New Orleans contains more Sicilians than any other place in this country; hence more Mafia crimes are heard of there than elsewhere. New York has the second greatest number and Chicago comes third. The Italian x-esidents of this city deny the existence of any such society as the Mafia, saying it is the creation of the newspapers. They say the last remnants of the Mafia system disappeared under the regime of Baron Nicotera, minister of home af fairs, in 1874. November 13 last the Inter Ocean published interviews with a number of well-known Italian citizens, who were greatly incensed at the Mafia reports Fine Playing Card*. Bend ten (10) cents in stamps or coin to John Sebastian, Qen'l Tkt. and 'Puss. As't CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RT., Chicago, III., for a pack of the latest, smoothest, slickest playing cards that ever "How old Is iheHcflskin fh'V asks acrr- respondcnt. Old as the American revelation. Washington made the Hessian fly at Trenton.—Texii a Sittings. est, slickest playing cards that ever giaa- dened the eyes r.nd rippled along the lingers Of the devotee to High-Five, Seven-Up, Casino, Dutch, Enchrc, Whist or any other ancient or modern game, and get your money's worth flvo times over. THEUB is an antidote to every poison, except the poisoning of malicious gossip. The only remedy against that is to poison the gossiper.—Somcrville Journal. Entitled to the Best. All are entitled to the best that their money will buy, so every family should have, at once, a bottle of the best family remedy, Syrup of Figs, to cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c and $1.00 bottles by all leading druggists. PHILOSOPHY.—Question—When a man says that he knows that he khows nothing, Is it not an absurdity) Answer—That depends on the man.—Harvard Lampoon. Do TOU wish to kn»w how to have no steam, and not half the usual work on washday? Ask your grocer for a bar of Dobbins' Electric Soap, and the directions will tell you how. Be sure to get no imitation. There are lots of them. » * "I THOUGHT her heart was broken when her husband died!" "So it was. Perhaps that accounts tot her since tying it with a knot."—Philadelphia Times. PAIN from indigestion, dyspepsia and too hearty eating is relieved at on'ce by taking one of Carter's Little Liver PiHs immediately after dinner. Don't forgot this. • "YoD'Kuan angel 1" ho said, unguardedly. 'No, I'm not," she responded, with conviction; "I'm a woman, and I want a spring gown in four weeks."—N. Y. Ledger. A SLIGHT COLD, if neglected, often attacks the lungs. UUOWN'S BUONCUIAL TROCHES give sure and immediate relief. Hold only in boxes. Price 35 cents. office is very much All the mean acts of A. CANDIDATE for like ft drowning man ........ _ -------- ----- „. bis life are quickly brought up before him. —Puck. __ WHY is an honest bankrupt the same as a dishonest one? Because they both fail to make money.— Dry Goods Chronicle. ^ - — THERE are a good manyp's in but not half so many as there are in co —Richmond Recorder. er, pepp ffee. EVEN to a man who is particular about his company, pinch. "- the snuff-taker •Boston Courier. will do "on a SflFFHESS' Keep Your Blood Pure. A small quantity of prevention is worth many pounds of cure. If your blood is in good condition the liability to any disease is much reduced and the ability to resist its v/asting influence is tenfold greater. Look then to your blood, by taking Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) every few months. It is harmless in its effects to the most delicate infant, yet it cleanses the blood of all poisons and builds up the general health. OS **"* • THE perfumer, is always known as a scents-able fellow.—Binghamton Republican. LIKE Oil Upon Troubled Waters is Halo's Honey of Horehound and Tar upon a cold. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure ia one minute. THE pugilist who gets worsted feels that he is in the wrong box.—Glens Falls Republican. Ayr one can take Carter's Little Liver Pills, they tire so very small. No trouble to swallow. No pain or griping after taking. THE crawfish is an expert on sidewalks.— Yonkers Gazette. Bnoxcnrns is cured by frequent small doses of Piso's Cure lor Consumption. cured mo sound and well of contagious Blood Poison. As soon as I discovered I was afflicted with the disease I commenced taking Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) and in a few weeks I was permanently cured." GKORGE STEWART, Shelby, Ohio. Treatise on Blood and Skin diseases mailed free. The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga. To purify your blood, and fortify your system against the debilitating effects of spring weather. At no other season is tlio bitter tasto In the mouth more prominent, the breath so offensive, the drowsy dizziness so irequent, or that extreme tired feeling so prevalent. Hood's Sarsnparilla Is Just the medicine to build up the system, purify tho blond, cure biliousness and headache, overcome that tired feeling aud create a good appetite. /ire the BEST In *he World. Tljey also make many other flno grades of uneqnialed MEN'S AND BOYS' SHOES ALL made to fit and. wear, without any eastern "shoddy" in them. It -will savo you money to demand them. The Soap that Cleans Most is Leno x. GOLD MEDAL, PARIS, 187& W. BAKER & CO.'S Breakfast Cocoa from which the excees of oil has been removed, Is absolutely pure and it is noliible* No Chemicals are need In its preparation. It has more than three times the strength of Cocon mixed •with Starch, Arrowroot or Sugar, and Is therefore fnr more eco. nomlcnl, costing less them ont I cent a cup. It in delicious, nour. I lehlng, strengthening, EASILY DIGESTED, and admirably adapted for Invalids ai •well aa for persons in health. Sold by Grocers everywhere. W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester, Mass. 2fhe best is aye Sold by all druggists, fit six for $5. Prepared only by C. I. HOOD & CO., Lowell, Muss. IOO Doses One Dollar oh and subsHbubes fo iAFOLJO—ltis*solJ c&ke of scouring so&p-Try i? nyour nej^hpuse-clea.nm§ t ^ REAL ECONOMY. It is worse than nonsense to buy a cheap article with which to damage more valuable property. Scouring soap is at best only a trifling expense, but with a poor and cheap article it is likely to do considerable damage to fine marble or other property. -IN- L'Art De La Mode. 7 COLORED PLATES. ALL THE LATEST PARIS ASD NEW YOIIK FASHIONS. dPOrder it of your News-dealer scud or 35 cts.t'or latest number to \\. ,1. HOUSE, Publigber, 8 Kast I»th St., Mow York. rNAME THIS PAPB1UTMJ Umi Jouwntt. L19 earlj v«rle»? fes attw before th* WS public. Ton an perhapi Intend- i ing t° buy Seed [Potatoes thli Spring, j Md if yon Are, why f not bny tbe belt with new «nd rigorous UfoT Our Catalogue is Yery complete on all turn teedi. FREE. YAUGUAN'S SEED 8TOBE, Box 088. CHICAGO. GENTLEMEN. Genuine Hand-sewed, an elegant and styl- •»j» ish dress Shoe wlilcli commends itself. gU| .00 lland-fiowcd welt. A flue calf Shoo unequal- HK cd for style nml durability. $O.5O Goodyear Welt is the standard dress Shoe, at O a popular price. p«3>.50 J'oilecman'a Shoo Is especially adapted for <£» railroad men, farmers, etc. All marie in Congress, Button and Lace. (HfJ.OO for Ladle*, is the only bond-Bowed shoo Bold O at this popular price. tn.50 ttonicola Shoo for L'udlec, is a now departure 4a and promises to become very popular. 0A.OO Shoe for Ladle*, and KU.TS for Bltiuei Btill ft retain their excellence lor style, etc. All goods warranted and stamped with name on bottom. If advertised local agent cannot supply you, send direct to factory enclosing advertised price or a postal for order blanks. W. I.. I»OU6I<AS, Brockton, Mas*. WANTED.—Shoe dealer in every city and town not occupied, to take exclusive agency. All agents advertised in local paper. Send for illustrated catalogue. WNAME THIS PAPER mrj Unu jounrtu. Boys "play Indian" oftener than the needs of your Lawn require. One hour on the "war path" will ruin the Lawn which should have been beautified and protected by a "HARTMAN" STEEL PICKET FENCE. AAAAAioAAAftA ANEW Don't say you cannot get it till you know how we will furnish you one. Ask by postal card and we will send you FREE, A CATALOGUE, tell you our prices, explain our plan of EASY PAYMENTS, and generally post you on the PIANO QUESTION. a@~You may save $5O.OO by writing us a POSTAL CARD. 183 TREMONT STREET, 9 BOSTON, MASS. United TUat City Clq»e» its IJoora. Toi'EKA, Kan., March 18.— The United States savings bank of this city has made an assignment, Samuel T. Howe, president of the Kansas Rational bank, is named as as- Big-nee. It is estimated from outside sources that the assets will foot up Bomething like $500,000, and the liabilities possibly $350,000 or $40Q,m No other Topeka banks are affected in the least, as tbe Kuox bank did uot gwe to any bank or financial 4» lustitvitloa ol then bein £ " rcu lated thick and fast. AuioupT the persons interviewed was John Ginnpechio, the lawyer, who called the Majia a myth. He has lived in America for twenty-three years and js very familiar with Italian habits and customs. He says there is positively no organization of a Mafia society in this country, such as existed among the (Sicilian brigands three hundred yeais ago. Another Italian said the word Mafia is used by his countrymen in the same way we would call a wan a "tough," but he says there is no more a organization in this country than i§gn organized souety ol dudes. We sell more Lawn Fencing than all other manufacturers combined because it Is the HANDSOMEST and BEST FENCE made, and CHEAPER THAN WOOD. Our "Steel Picket" Gates, Tree and Flower Guards, and Flexible Steel Wire Door Mats are unequaled. A 4o-page illustrated catalogue of "HARTMAN SPECIALTIES" mailed free. Mention this paper. HARTMAN M'FG CO., WORKS: - BEAVER FALLS, PA. BRANCHES: #j8 STATE STREET, CHICAGO. 1416 West Eleventh St., Kansas City. iw Chambers Street, Ne\y York. 73 South Forsythe Street, Atlanta. torUJMn ttus FAm...«/ uw jw «dit Fruit and Vegetable Evaporators. One two ounce bottle of Pure Vaseline, 10 ots. One two ounce bottle Vaseline Pomade, 15 " One jar of Vaseline Cold Cream 15 " One cake of Vaseline Camphor Ice— 10 " Sent us by mail, ire nlll deliver, free of all charges, to any person in the United States, all tbe following articles carefully packed in a Beat box: One. oake of Vaseline Soap, unsoented 10 ots. One oake of Vaseline Soap, scented- • 26 " One two ounce bottie of White Vaseline 25 " Or for iUmpi u j tingle irlicle >t Unt price. $1,10 If you have occasion to use Vase] ine in any form be careful to accept only genuine goods put up by us in original packages. A great many druggists are trying to persuade buyers to take VASELINE put up by them. Never yield to eueli persuasion, (i Jthp article la an imitation without value, and will notgifeyou tue result you expect. A bottle of IS LI'1C Sli.VVj VASELINE IN nold by all druicaUU at ten cent*. CHESEBROUGH fVI'F'G CO., : 24 State Street, New York. Q U R E Best Cough Medicine, Recommended by Physicians. Cures where all else fails. Pleasant and agreeable to the tasto. Children take it without objection. By druggists. C O N S U M R T I O N "SiGRUB^STUMPS Works on either standing timber or stumps. Will pall en ordinary Grub in Hi minutes. Makes a clean sweep of Two Acr*» nf » nUtln^. A man. a boy and a horse can operate It. No heavy chains or to handle, The crop on a few acres the first year will pay for the Machine. Bead poitti cud lot , »ivjj>j price, two* «dtD»tUno»i»li. JAMES jillHB *80H.Sol» MT rods to handle, JllMf(JO»t»logu», Tr«. Se«t 9nw,I w. Symptoms of Torpid Liver, X.o**of appetite and nausea! tbe bowel* arc coullvct bat lumctlmu* al'eruate with loo:«eaeu« or dUirrltmui palu la tbe head, u<5- caaipualed with a dull, lieavy «cu«aHoa la the buck parti pain la the right *lde aud under shoulder bludel fuUne*» after eating, with a aiilncllaatlon to exertion of body or minds IrritublUty of temper, low »plr!U| lo»« of u»eo»ory, with a feeHugt of having neglected BOOKS duty j general ivearlnet* and debility. It ibrap warning* *re unheeded, •ei'iuu*dlfueoMff will oooa be developed. Ho better rewedy can be u*ed than Tutf » PlUi. 4. ulngle <MNM> produce* *uca a e««HW« of feel- Ing u* often *» **t<M*Uh the « ufferer. Tuttfs Idver Pills Cure Bilious Disease*, W», 19 * 41 Ptrk L EWIS 9 98 % LYE POWDEEED AND (PATXNXED) The strongest and purest Lye naade. Will make the best per fumed Hard Soap in 20 minutes without It is the bee for cleansing waste pipes, dis infecting sinks, closets, wash Jug bottles, paints, trees, etc PENHA. SALT M'FG 00. Gen. Ate., PWU., Pa. THE untrcmal favor accorded ULUNGHAST'S itjaia BOUND Cabbaeo SEEDS leads me to offer a P. S. Gnows Onion, Iht fnctt Yillov Glulu intxittcnet. Tointroduceitond I show its capabilities I will pay 8100 for the best yield obtain' edfroml ounce ot seed wbich. I will moil for SO cts. Cnta. loguo free. Isaac P. Tllllnghast, Ua Plume, Pa. rNAME THIS PAPEtt rmr thru JOU mt«. BOILING WATER MILK. GRATEFUL-COMFORTING. LABELLED 1-2 LB. TINS ONLY. Beware of Imitations, NOTICE AUTOGRAPH OF OJT LABEL AND GET I GENUINE iSRTSHPiJ)- FOR LESSONS IN ^ BUSINESS $1,00 Over 45.OOO Bald In Eighteen Month*. OliVEEAND, OHIO. THE BURROWS BBOS. 00. • fNAME THIS PAPER .terj tlm. Jtu wilt*. Keep fit in the House. Dr. Hoxsic's Certain Croup Cure saves thousands of lives annually. No danger from Croup, Diphtheria, or Pneumonia, if this groat remedy is given promptly and persistently. It soothes the throat and strencth- ntly. It soothes tlie throat and strength. s, allaying all congestion within, and fevef sk your druggist to get it in Chicago, etroit or Buffalo. Price, 60 cents. • ens the lungs, without. As leveland. Detro W-NAMS THIS PAPER «T«jU«i. jou wiiU. Patents-Pensions-Glaims. ty SEND FOB INVENTORS' PATRICK OTOREU, GUIDE. SfS doira todate by JA8. a. BL41NE, one voluu abont 1,000 pages. Price only 08.0(57 Liberal to pen* 8 teJ*§S*MKfea wauttohandleilie Qen«nL'i book. DlgfcLK PUB. CO., JIM Clarlt Sherman aim 1.000 uoafis; retail price two Sena fifty vent* far outfit. General Sherman. Charles L. e only aut . ebster & Publishers, * BAST FOCBTKKNTU 8TKPT, HTSW* IBW f AM* 11*7 O* *•»«*»• GENERAL SHERMAN

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