The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 24, 1895 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 24, 1895
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BY MILT ON Sf ARft. SUBSCRIPTION RATES; One Year, in Advance $i;5° Si* Months 75 •Three Months 4° SILVER SENTIMENT. There is, it would seem, a considerable strengthening of free silver sentiment at this time with many who have given no attention to financial questions heretofore, because of a lack of interest in a subject generally considered very dry. These have experienced an awakening of interest due to the very bright and attractive presentation of the free silver side of the case. The result emphasizes the tremendous advantage to be secured to any cause by its popularization. But when we come to look about and inquire for a revolution of sentiment among those who had previously given any considerable attention to questions of finance we do not find it. We find our public men identified now just about as they have been identified in previous discussions, and we find those who have in the past opposed free sivcr coinage at a ratio established fifty-eight years age opposing it now, with equal firmness, in the face of what at first seemed to be a popular movement that would sweep into power whoever and whatever it pleased. The meaning of this fact, which possibly lias been a surprise to many, is that recent works of fiction have added nothing whatever to the store of knowledge on the silver question. oSTo new element, like the argon in our atmosphere, has yielded the secret of its presence to the sharp test of the investigator.. That being true our clearheaded public men, who have faith in the intelligence or the voters of the land, do not anticipate any change of public sentiment as a result of the new agitation. Mr. Allison, Iowa's accepted candidate for the presidency, stands right where he has stood for many years on the silver question. Mr. Allison has been steadily and consistently in favor of a larger use of silver for many years, and declared himself plainly in favor of such larger use in his speech at Marshalltown Friday night, but he is as strongly opposed to free coinage at the old ratio without international agreement as he ever was. Republican leaders without any notable exception now declare their position in terms not to be misunderstood, and to the same effect. The free silver disease isnbt^atcjhimg iit excep't among tlipge. ."wlTd* .have never before been exposed to it, DEMOCRATIC CHEONOLOGY. ' ' • Fort Dodge Messenger. 1 892—Country very prosperous; business expanding; resources developing; labor employed; wages advancing. Democratic politicians say too many people are poor; everybody ought to bo rich; the robber tariff ought to be wiped out so everybody could buy goods where they are cheapest. They carry the country. 1 893—Enterprise dead; country waiting to see what the democratic politicians will do. Merchants buy light, factories run light, labor hunts for employment, wages are slashed, credit gets a shock, money-lenders draw in their funds, failures become frequent, values shrink, everybody wants cash and nothing else, runs on banks, business paralyzed. 1894—Democratic politicians keep on monkeying with the tariff; country still waiting; business poor; capital idle; labor idle; business unre- munerative and uninviting; foreign capital, discouraged by conditions here, goes home by the millions. Country gets a whack at the democratic party at the polls and knocks out its majority in congress, and sends every democratic leader in the house to private life. 1 895—Democratic party after backing down from its free trade program, shuts up shop March 4th and gpes borne, turning congress over to tihe republicans. Tariff not materially different from what it was before all this hubbub began, but country millions of dollars poorer, $160,000,000 deeper in debt, and thousands of men ruined by the unsettling of values. Country begins to revive as soon as that democratic majority retires, Factories begin to start up, values to improve and wages to advance; enterprise crawls out of its hiding places; capital pokes its head cau tiously up from its cyclone cellar, and the work of rebuilding in the path of destruction is begun, | P9^—Country continues to gain in prosperity, elects a republican president and congress, and starts out with confidence on the grandest era of national development ever known. OPINION. Times-$ep, ' Since saloons are near' Jy all democratic recruiting posts, " „„,„.„ naturally w&ot them put on a gaU4, substantial basis, For the correlative reaaon republican policy 8ttOJil4 be just, the opposite. Where """~ fauiQfc be syppregae4 keep the > banging over Miem. i : he more clubs the better. That is the way to keep them out of polities and reduce their work against the republican party to a minimum. Licenses are a great mistake from a republican standpoint and there ought to be as few bars as possible. Republican security is in keeping lots of clubs hair hung and breeze shaken over them. That is what holds saloons in order and stops them from working against the republican party. Freeman: The chances are 35 to i in favor of the next republican nominee for president, and 16 to 1 that he will Come from the west, and 2 to 1. that his name is Allison. Spirit Lake Beacon: As the clans gather in Des Moihes it will be discovered that Senator Matt. Parrott has a line gubernatorial following. The republican braves of the fighting Third are decorating with warpaint,, and in fact all northeast Iowa seems to be taking a good deal of interest in the Blackhawk chief, Matt. Parrott is one of the solid men of Iowa in character and ability. Pochahontas Record: They say Nebraska is picturesque now \vitli costumes sent by charity to the destitute. Men plow in plug hats and spike-tail coats, Which have heretofore done service in swell society circles of the eastern cities while their wives attend to their household duties in gowns ot striking patterns, which a score of years ago would have been li passe" among the upper four hundred. This is because the clothing was sent by parties in the cast to the destitute in Nebraska. Minneapolis Journal: John J. Ingalls intimates with a droop of the eye thai McKiuley could be bought witli the presidential nomination to change his position on the money question. That's a mistake, Mclvinley isn't a bit like Ingalls. Cedar Rapids Republican: A valued friend of the Republican writes to ask us by what right we dub "Coin" dishonest. We answer that Coin is dishonest because he tells half truths, which are the worst kinds of lies. He tries to make people believe that there has been a great fall in the prices of agricultural products since 1873, and quotes wheat to prove it when the facts are that wheat is an exception to the rule. Wheat aside, the prices of all agricultural products are 'higher now than before the law of 1873. We can not believe Coin is ignorant; there is nothing to do but to conclude that he is guilty of a deliberate intent to deceive and to seek to deceive with malice aforethought is dishonest. It would scorn that the debating contest JoUvocn Livermore and LuVerne was really a war of the sexes. LuVerne was epresented b/Attorney Chas. W. Goodwin, School Principal E. W. Righards and Station Agent Scott, while Jjivermoro depended on Mrs. Dr. Malin, Mrs. H. S. Bnell and Miss Flora McCanley. It will be time to challenge Algona when the Lu Verne women out-talk the Livermore men. It is estimated that the treasury deficit will reach §40,000,000 for.the present fiscal iytsui, ^&^,iy$^A^ l^toa of the income tax law Is, 1 wholly responsible for the situation, though partly so, of course. Thc'wliole financial situation is due to democratic incompetency. The Spirit Lake Beacon figures out by a process which it does not describe that the REPUBLICAN is inconsistent. We regard inconsistency as a minor ofTense, and as compared with cold-blooded misrepresentation of a contemporary such as the Beacon indulges in, a positive virtue. The Beacon a week or so ago said: "The ALGONA REPUBLICAN is quite oat of patience with the Beacon becanse we do not subscribe to the sentiment that 'if the women of Iowa had the ballot they would soon do away with the whisky and beer business entirely." This is the most .outrageous libel that has come under our observation in a gopd while, The REPUBLICAN repudiates all such folly as the Beacon's quo: tation embodies and classes it-with the extreme utterances of the Beacon on the other side. The Beacon should either get a new pair of specs or employ a boy who can read. The republicon sentiment in Minnesota In regard to 10 to 1 free coinage of silver is apparently .much the same that it is in Iowa, The Minneapolis Journal interviewed all the republican members of the legislature, 77;in number, and found 53 opposed to fre'o coinage at the ratio proposed, seven in favor of it, and.18 who refused to express an opinion. The resourceful author of "Coin's Financial School has just been delivering a course of lectures in Minneapolis. The Sioux City Journal on Sunday celebrated its quarter century anniversary. There is no daily in the west which better illustrates the success that aito.nds the putting of brains and push into'aii enterprise that does the career of the Sioux City Journal. The invention of the yarn that J. Wilko Boothia alive and running, a farm in South America moves the Sioux City Journal to say; If J, Wilkes Booth thinks the people of the United; States have forgotten him or regretted that they shot him one day in the OO's he is badly mistaken, For the present he had best keep still. Everything is going republican. Even the Chicago Times-Herald has become a republican paper.. It has been purchased by H. II. Kohlsaat, formerly proprietor of the Inter-Ocean. This, of course will lead to the establishment of a new democratic daily, A company for that purpose has, in fact, been incorporated already, and the name of the paper will be the "Enquirer." since the days of old Elijah, of blessed, memory, can compare with tho rainfall brought down by prayer at Fort Worth, Texas, a few days ago. About 10.000 people assembled in the tabernacle and prayed lor refreshing showers, and before they got through the flood gates of heaven wore opette<J and the rajw came down, but while they sang a hymn of triumph the rooffellin and many worshippers were seriously hurt. It looks like gross carelessness, of course. Mr. Moody should have examined the roof before opening the exercises. 1 lion. Jas. F. Wilson, whose term in the United States Senate expired last month, died at his home in Fail-field, Monday. The strong sentiment in favor of the establishment of anew normal school is constantly cropping out. It makes itself heard every time there is a gathering of teachers in convention. It will bo seen that the sentiment is not the manufacture of ambitious towns, but the nttef anco of educational leaders, who regard normal instruction as an essential part of onr school system. The people of this town and county should make timely note of the situation. The grcatoil excitement has served its purpose and is at an end. Prices went tip rapidly to a high altitude, and then as rapidly returned to the old level, and in the meantime millions of dollars were transferred from the pockets of people who were excited to those of the people who worked the boom. People are very frequently impressed with the danger of setting lires. The Swea City Herald says that Nels Swanson, who lives about 4J<f miles north of town, started a (ire yesterday morning to burn out a slough and had his hay and barn burned up. John C. Nichols was in town in the afternoon to raise money, and farmers are contributing grain to aid him. Gen. O. O. Howard delivered a lecture Wednesday night at Webster City on "Grant at Chattanooga." Webster City will soon have direct telephone connection with DesMoines. A line already runs from DesMoines to Uoone, and an extension is to be made to Webster City from the latter point. The long-distance telephone is more than practicable. It is actual. The Pingree system will be tried at Des Moincs. A late special says: The poor of the city are to have a chance to raise potatoes on land rent free, as recommended by the notorious Pingreo, of Detroit, and President Stickncy, of the Chicago Great Western railway. There are a great many vacant lots in this city, and other cities, that might well be put to this use and help poor people greatly and lose the owners nothing. Many have been offered and now persons desiring to vise ground for that purpose are invited to make application so that the men having the enterprise in charge may know how much ground can be used. Then they will make an effort to secure a patch for each person who wants to till it." THE AGRICULTURAL DEPRESSION ; James Wilson: Somebody up north offers a premium for the best ess^y ., on he^rese^ajtJiSJ'i 011 ^ 1 : 1 ^ 1 ! .depress, jp^ijand limits The field to-the"'sfudents ^••Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. .Were we a student in one of these institutions we would say our piece as follows: "Farm things sell low because people are out of jobs and have little to buy with; people are out of jobs because factories and shops are shut up; factories and shops are shut up because things they would make are coming from foreign countries; things come from foreign countries, we are told, that farmers may buy cheap. The farmer must sell to buy; to sell, labor must be well employed, to employ .labor at good wages the home employer must have the home market. An American policy will lift the depression. SPIRIT LAKE CHAUTAUQUA, The Third Annual Spirit Lake Chautauqua Assembly, to be held July 10 to 25, promises to eclipse in Interest and character the very successful assembly of last year. The preliminary circular just issued, announces that this year's program will be the strongest yet presented, Rev. Sam, Jones, Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, Gen. J. B. Gordon, Bishop, Prof. R. L. Cumnock, Fred. Emerson Brooks, Jas. S. Burdette, the Harvard Male Quartette, of Boston, Ed ward Remenyi, the greatest of living violinists, are some of the attractions already secured, and negotiations with njany others are pending. A fine Summer School will be added to the list of educational departments, all of which will be in the hands of well" known- specialists. Improved facilities for camping will be provided. Tents will be rented or sold on the grounds, and a supply store will be maintained, The dining hall will be run by the Chautauqua Association itself this year, The railroads will sell excursion tickets and run special Uwus, A week or two spent *jt L tlie ; Spirit 'Lake Cba tauquais a delightful .experience -that can never be forgotten,, Write for cir culars to the secretary and superjnteo dent, E. 0. Whalen, Spirit Lake, la. ATTENTION Have you Jive or pjore cows? What is your purpose in keeping them i* Whal is their product, Do they pay you. and howmuchV- Are you dairying for pro* fit and 4o, you. wish to increase this profit? J| you dooiUJ on or write Spurbecfc & Libert of AiKona, Ja,, for circulars and information in regard to Pe baby separatPr 8 ' & will pay you woJiBiit«d money to Joan pn Jong or short timt. _ •_ J, W, JOo table of canned goods is the attraction at Walker A TOWN IN MOURNING. the Puheral of Miss Anna G. Ihghsfn is Meld frofn the Residence of tier Parents Friday Morning. It is Largely Attended and All are Mour- ners—JFurther Particulars of the Tragic Death—The Motive Freed From Mystery. The remains of Miss Anna 0. Ing- the first report of whose tragic death in Chicago was given in last Wednesday's REPUBLICAN, reached liere on Thursday morning's Milwaukee train. Capt. and Mrs. tugham, parents of the deceased, and Harvey and Cor* nie, her brother and sister, accompanied the remains. The party were inet at the station by a large number of their old neighbors* whose presence was expressive of the deep sympathy ihey felt for the stricken household in their overwhelming sorrow. The f un- ral was from the residence on Friday at 10 o'clock, Eev. W. E. Davidson, of the Congregational church, and Rev. O. A. Stevens, of the Baptist church, conducting the services, and the music being rendered by the Congregational hoir. Tils casket was almost con- ealed from view by the profusion of flowers sent by Chicago and other friends. There were numerous friends from a distance, including Supt. Hughes, of'the C. & N. W M who with friends came up from Eagle Grove on a private car. Miss Vaupel, of Ashland, Oregon,an old friend of Misslngham, who arrived in the city from her western home on that fateful Easter morning, and who reached her rooms only five minutes after her departure for Highland Park, came to Algona with the funeral party and was present at the burial. Mr. and Mrs. Russell and Fred Ingham, of Omaha, were also of the mourning company. The deep sympathy of the community with the desolated family has been testified unmistakably. No young lady has ever stood higher in the estimation of this community than did the deceased. Her rash deed will not cease to be regretted. This sad ending of a noble life was due to ill health, extending over along period, beginning as early as 1882, when she was a teacher in the .Algona public schools, Gardner Cowles being the principal at that time. It was ill health, with indigestion as its first symptom, which foiled all her subse : quent attempts at self culture, and. active usefulness. Her student,: life - at Cornell University was, besides," clouded by the death of a school' frieM,, to whom she Avas devotedly attached, and it is possibly more than a coincidence that this bereavement took place' on Easter Sunday, the day which she selected as the one which should .end her own earthly life. Her experience in Honore hospital, in Chicago,: was that of a wholly baffled seeker for a' field of usefulness. Her sensitive nature arid bodily weakness combined to render her unfit to bear the strain of hospital work, in her position in Miss Rice's school she was very successful, but she literally put her life into her duties, and several months ago her strength broke down completely. She was informed by her physicians that it would be impossible for her to continue her work there, and the thought of enforced idleness and the life of an invalid she could not reconcile hersejf to. It was when she knew her usefulness was at an end, and when the feeling that she could only live to be a burden took possession of her mind, that she deliberately chose to end her life. There is every reason for believing that she decided upon that course some time ago. She made every preparation for the event, attending to,e details of business, and writing letters to her -friends, The latter did not show any morbid condition of mind, and it is not to'be doubted that, once her way out of an unbearable life was .settled upon, the light shone in upon her troubled mind and she was calm and cheerful at the last. .••.,. , It is supposed, that the arrival of her parents and sister in the city Saturday night was a surprise, and that she first intended to go to them, but later reflection decided her to carry out* her plans, rather thaa risk-being, foiled in them. She in all probability wept direct' ly to the lafce from the Highland Pa station, and aU was soon over. Her hat and gloves were found pinned to her cloak, and every sign of calm premeditation was present, Capt. Ing- haw received every assistance possible to afford in his long H»d sorrowfu quest, not .only from Ml'* Pierce; .the proprietor of the Sherman house, friend of many yearjs, but from, the police and detective force of the city und the people of Highland Park., wh turned out in force and joined in the search. The finding was at 3 o'clocl on Tuesday afternoon. The body HU , been in the water upwards of forty hours. ' •> Qjr T 11 contained. the following ifl's collegiate school at" 48t find 481 ienrborn avenue. Last Saturday eve&i, ng it messenger presented her a ; hole asking that she 'go to the Sherman musei Sunday morning, It was sent by her father, who, with her mother and sister Cornelia, were returning 'rom a trip to Florida, and who desired ler to accompany them to Easter services at Central Music hall. The messenger Returned to the hotel with a note of cheerful greeting and a pron> se to comply with the request eai ly. Sunday morning the family party awaited the arrival until the time for ,he services to begin* Mies Ingham 'ailed to reach the hotel. Her parents and sister went to church without her. When they returned to the hotel no nessage had been received. Mr. Ing"lam visited the school. He learned ihat his daughter had left the place about 9:30 o'clock, supposedly to fill an engagement. It was noticed, however, when she left she turned and walked north. Fears of a mysterious disappearance were aroused and the police >vere asked to make a search. Ho trace 3ould be discovered. The 11 o'clock mail Monday brought i letter to Mr; Ingham at the Sherman louse. It was postmarked Highland Park. The contents were of such a lature that the parents were led to be- ieve that Miss Ingham had committed suicide. "I have been sick," she ivrqte, "and feel that I am to be an invalid for life. My sickness is driving neto insanity. Death is preferable. I am going away." She added expressions of love for her relatives, and told of the sadness she experienced in anticipation of the sorrow her disappearance would bring upon them. When the note was read the conclusion was reached that Miss Ingham had taken her life. Detective Alexander and Mr. Ing- uim went to Highland Park at once. They learned that she had been seen ;here Sunday afternoon. Marshal W. LI. Edwards was sought and searching parties were organized. At 10:30 o'clock Monday night Alexander discovered that the missing woman had taken the 10:30 Chicago & Northwestern funeral train from the city to Highland Park. Yesterday morning .t was decided to search in every direction and along the lake shore. High- and Park citizens grew feverish and urned out in great numbers. At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon a young man who was patroling the shore south of the park saw a dark ob- iect tossing on the waves. It was a mile from the village and behind dense woods whose undergrowth reached to the water's edge. Going nearer the young man saw that the object was the body of a woman. .He hastened to ;he village and notified the officers that. Miss.Ingham. was found. The body was taken from the lake and identified. Coroner Knight of Waukegan held an inquest .and a verdict was returned, "drowned while temporarily insane." Miss Ingham was-35 years .old.- She was accomplished'in musi'c and literature and a regular attendant at 'Dr. Thomas' church. Her connection with the school in which she was a teacher began .ten years ago when she entered as;a .stpdent. -..'She : Was'\ graduated after three years, and then began a course in the Honore Training School for Nurses. At the end of two years she decided.that her constitution was not strong enough for a nurse's work and. she went, to Cornell university,'at Ithaca, N. Y. The course was completed, in one year. Then she was induced to encer the north side institution as a teacher. She had been there smce. . Christmas she made'a visit to her home in Algona, [a., where her father,' W. H. Ingham, is president of theKos- suth County State bank, and her brother 1-Ia.rvey is editor of the Algona Upper DesMoines., Upon her return to the school she complained of ill-health. She wasted away. Despondency^ succeeded; her appetite' failed. Fearful to present her changed appearance to her parents whom she had not seen since the holiday visit, and the thought that she would remain an invalid induced her, it is thought, to deliberately commit suicide. It is supposed she sought Highland Park because she knew the neighborhood well, having once boarded with a Miss Cunningham there. Near where the body was found is a little pier from which it is supposed she jumped. W. H, Ingham was one of the pioneers of the county in which he lives, and wrote the first draft ever made out in Algona. He reached Chicago on his way west in 1854 with a small party from New York. Hotel aocommwa- tions were few at that time, and J, Irving Pierce set up tents for the party, Since then there-has been a warm attraction between host and guest. MRS, RYTHER'S DEATH, e Which dccufs Bay at the fcatholic etiurch. This morning at ten o'clock, at the Catholic church will be joined in the' bonds of matrimony* by Rev. father Nichols, John W. SulliVati and Essie Cordingiey. The gitiom will be attended by his brother ffom :owa City, and the bride by Miss Kali* nie Fraser, of this city t The ceremony s a public one and will be largely at;ended. immediately after the ceremony a reception Will be tendered members of the Matrimonial Association and intimate friends at the resi- lence of Mr. Cordingiey, This is a union of young lives that is particularly pleasing to all who know hem. Mr, Sullivan came to Algona five years ago, a young lawyer recently graduated from the Iowa State University, and during that time has established a very lucrative business, and acquired a reputation as a thorough and conscientious student of the law and one whose opinions ranks with the jest legal minds of the state. His friends are numbered by his acquain^ ance. Miss Cordingiey has resided in Algona since early childhood, and is he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cordingiey, old and highly respected residents of Algona. She is highly ac* omplished and is known as one of the pleasantest and handsomest of Algona's young society ladies. No Algona souple have been started out on the sea of matrimony with more well ivishers or with brighter prospects for a happy future than Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan. They will reside with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cordingiey, who feel that ihey cannot spare their daughter. The congratulations and well wishes of the REPUBLICAN are joined with their numerous other friends. OUR- Ice Every §ao fc of Dfyess to give gatisf&ctiQp, Occurs Saturday Morning—Rest at the End of a Painful Sickness, Mrs. Fred Ryther, better known in the county as Miss Ella Wolfe, died in this place Saturday morning about o'clock, There were. present, besides the faithful friends who watched with them, her husband and her mother, Mrs. J, T, BUporj of B^rt The deceased was .broMgUt; tci; for treatment; last :falira»,(i: she was temporarily belpedvbut? m] arily, When she seemed^Q be recover' ing she was married tP Mr, R,ytber, to whom ghe was previously engaged, and who had been an unwearied attendant at her bedside, 4 few weeks ago her case became so serious that it was thought best to take hey to Chicago, but the physicians there declared thai no help was to. be had, 'and she was brought home to 4ie, TUe funeral atended on Monday afternoon, the Baptist church, tl*e pastor, ley* Q A, sevens, conducing -the. Many ©14 neighbors from ^urt were in Mrs, Syther '.was twen.ty*fouj y ears oj jyje. To- ACCIDENT AT BURT. The Bursting of an Emery Wheel Causes Serious Injury—Narrow Escape from Death. Last Wednesday afternoon as E. K. Starr was polishing a plo .v lay. in his shop at Burt the wheel burst into three pieces .which shot with lightning velocity through the air. Fortunately neither of the pieces hit the workman, but lie plow lay was thrown upon him and he was knocked down, lying for a moment insensible. He was picked up by men who hurraed in and assisted him to his house, where Dr. Peters examined his,in juries. The two middle fingers of: his' right hand- were badly cut, banging.' ; Tiie latter 'was. taken off , tut Dr.. Peters wilt try to save -the fingers of the.right hand; One of his. legs was badly, bruised., The shop had recently been moved back, and a new front part, two stories, had been built. The accident was in the back shop, and when the wheel burst, one section of it went diagonally up through the roof of the old part, through the wall of the second story of the new, and bedded itself in same studding. The wheel lids usually been run by steam ' power, but temporarily horse po\yer was employed, and a new team was on, and the explosion was doubtless due to their rapid .gait. Had one of the piec : es, in place of the plow lay, struck him he must have been killed. Will McDonald was -standing in the doorway between the; new and old .shops when the accident occurred, and only the two werein thejshop. The friends of the injured man have done everything possible in caring , for him, and Dr, Peters' skill in dressing and caring for the wounds is •highly praised, Hopes are-entertained that the patient will be able'to return to his work at a not very distant day, , Best Steel frame Corn Planters at The A i . u ' '*•-'- ••'.•'/"• .'• 7'-''/"".''"^!=ji

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