The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 23, 1895 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 23, 1895
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tta gepufetitan. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: DRAKE AND THE VETO. We ate sorry to note that some of our republican btethern of the press ate teaching a theory in regard to the efcercise of the veto power by the gov- terftor which is heither constitutional Hot sensible. The Spencer Beporter expresses this wrong view thus: If Gen. Brake should attempt to interfere jvith the law-making power of the . _— power up a question that comes in so direct a manner fresh from the people of the state as this one will. It is self-evident that the exercise by a public officer of a power given him by the constitution, to use at his discretion, cannot be a usurpation. That much is very certain without regard to the terms of the grant of power. When we go to the constitution itself we find • that the intent of the framers of that instrument was that the governor should exercise a power in blocking the passage of laws equal to one-sixth of the members in each house. The constitution clothes him with a veto power, which only a two-thirds majority vote in each house can overcome, and it is evident from the words of the constitution that signing a bill which has passed the assembly implies approval for it says, in section 17: Every bill which shall have passed tho general assembly shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to tho governor. If he approve, he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it with his objections** . While this is true, we think the position of Gen. Drake in regard to his exercise of the veto power in the matter of liquor legislation is just the right position, for the reason that the party whese candidate he is has given notice by its silence and by the declarations of its leaders, including Mr. Drake himself, that the liquor question is to be settled at the polls in the legislative elections. The use of the veto after submitting the question to that tribunal would bo an example of bad faith. Gen. Drake hardly needed to say, what nevertheless he has said, that he would waive the exercise of the veto power under such circumstances. The veto power as to this question is, in short, to be exercised by the people themselves, by keeping at home the men who, if elected, would misrepresent them. We.think it is an injustice to Gen. "Drake to give it out that lie has an idea of duty as regards the employment of the veto power at variance with the constitution. We do not believe that when he becomes governor he is going to abdicate any power with which the constitution clothes his position. We believe he will feel free to use that power in regard to most subjects of legislation to protect the people from hurtful measures, while in view of the peculiar attitude of the party respecting liquor laws, leaving them wholly, to the, shaping of the men whom the peoplelmay elect program covering many features of interest to members of the organization has been published. Spencer has an institution which must afford the good people of that place great pleastire, and that is an annual chrySftn- ;hemnm show. Itis something easy to mitate, too. only yon have to have concert of action among flower growers and 3egin the very simple work of preparation n the spring. Upon the death of Prof. Reed, formerly of the Northern Iowa Normal, but then superintendent of schools in ciay county, iiis wife, was appointed to fill ont his official term, and this fall the republicans tiave nominated her as her own successor and she will g) in without opposition. This is gratifying to her Kossiith county friends. One of the cheering items of news this week is that the National Farmers' Congress at Atlanta repudiated the 50 cent dollar idea. Another is that, tho governors of the southern states fairly drove the pugilists from their borders, and the Corbett-Fitzsimmons exhibition of brutality has been declared off. COURIER AGITATED BY THE AGITATION. The Courier is very much dissatisfied with the BEPUBLICAN'S remarks on the •.'•' superint'enclency and says: 'I,.!,.., It says it is satisfied that nine-tenths of the people of Kossuth county consider the ' 'present incumbent the best man at present .in;the.field for theroffico It that is so wnat is the need of all the talk? It further says that nobody anticipates that any change proposed will giye a better administration. If that is so, then, surely, but few if any, will vote for a change, and there is no need of such labored argument as the REPUBLICAN is launching foith. it further says that it believes but few people care anything about such consideia- tions as are urged for a change. If such as its belief it does not act in a mannei to convince people of the fact. The Courier, while having the good sense to agree with our conclusions, misses one point of newspaper obligation, and that is to express publicopin- ion- That is what the BEPUBLICAN is doing. The Courier does not questi9n one of the points made by the BEPUB- MCANand it cannot conscientiously do so, because the BEPUBLICAN has spoken only what all know to be the truth, Ths Courier need not fear that too much attention will be paid to this office, so vital to the efficiency of the public school system, and so bound up with the life interests of the children of Kossuth. Without regard to the unusualimportanco of the position the nomination made by the democratic convention was so preposterous as to challenge the attention it has received. Col Henderson, who spoke in Algona last Thursday night, was the author of lSl -- * - - • - passed the last Congress \ Vieksburg, An amount ti J^M vpsr-*?' •--•'' • IJjnjpary expenses, . —a A.VI.-I 4-twinQ THE SIGHTS IN THE S1KY SODTH Scenes of Interest and Historic Association in the South' Visited by Iowa fcditors, HE WOULD END HIS TROUBLE Fay Howland, Near Ledyard, Shot His Head Off Last Wednesday. Deeply in Debt, and Being Pressed by Creditore, He Took His .Own Life— A Sickening Spectacle. Fay Rowland, a single man thirty- five years old, living on his farm seven miles north of Ledyard, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head last Wednesday. The Elmore Eye, noting the verdict of intentional sell-destruction rendered by the coroners jury, says: Such is the verdict of the Kossuth county coroner's jury inquest held over the body of Fay Rowland in Spring- Held township on Wednesday night, Oct. 10. The story of his tragic death is in brief as follows: Last Wednesday morning Harry Emerson, John Ingalls and the Green brothers started out to hunt chickens and at noon they happened to be near Fay Rowland's place, about five miles from town. While the rest of the company were eating their lunch, John Ingalls followed .the dog as he had made a point, and it was thought there was a covey of chickens in the grass near the creek. The dog made some unusual demonstrations and when called would not come away but commenced barking. Mr. Ingalls approached the spot and beheld an object the sight of which cannot be soon forgotten. The lifeless form of a man lying on his back, the face entirely blown off. From exposure, of likely several hours, the llesh had commenced to turn green. It was a hideous spectacle. The hunters at once returned to Elmore leaving C. Smith in charge of the dead man, and telephoned the Kossuth county coroner at Algona, who arrived here at 9:30 p. m. A jury of 3 were selected, consisting of Wm. Burton and two gentlemen from Bancroft, who have rendered the verdict that Fay Rowland came to his death by his own hand. Mr. Rowland's parents near Blue Earth City were notified and the remains taken there for burial. The funeral occurs today. Many here who are familiar with the circumstances of Mr. Howland believe it to be suicide, as he was sorely pressed financially and his manner and speech of late was indicative of self- destruction. The sheriff had taken away his crops and collectors were crowding him every day. He was in the Elmore Bank on Tuesday and expressed himself as feeling exceedingly blue over the dark prospects. The facts as to whether it was suicide or an accident will probably never be known. Mr. Howland was a single man 36 years of age. His aged parents have the sympathy of all in this premature and tragic death of their son. MAKE IT SOLID FOR BEN. Wesley Reporter: The opposition against Ben Reed for superintendent is gradually subsiding, and before election he will be able to count on the full party vote with a good sprinkling from the opposition. His efforts in bringing our schools up to their present high standard of excellence speak loudei than words. Ben's superior don't re side in Kossuth county. ( First mortgage: MONEY TO LOAN ON ] 2nd mortgages ( Collateral. GEO. C. CALL. That lOc table of canned goods is the attraction at Walker Bros,—18tf WE make a specialty of collections Cloud & Haggard. HOUSE POB SALE. On Call street, between T. Chris chilles and S. Foster's houses. Terras very easy. For particulars write to KATE E. RICHARDSON, Dickinson, N Dakota. MONEY. I have unlimited money to Joan on Jong or short time. B. W, HAGGABD, Children's caps in all the novel style at Setcbell & Setchell's. NOTICE TO OCCUPYING CLAIMANT. STATE OF IOWA, Kossuth county, Iowa To AU Whom it may Concern: The Commissioner appointed to view highway, commencing at the northwesi corner of the southwest quarter of section §1-96-38 and running thence south on sec* tion line to southwest corner of section 31* a6r28 has reported in favor of the est&b- Jishmerit thereof, §nd all objections there? to or plaJms for dw&ges must be fll e<i in the county Auditor's office on or before noon of the 30th day of December, A. P., 1895, or such highway, will be established \yltbottt reference thereto. Witness my end seal, this iftb day of October, 4*7 P, £. OAMttNg, County Auditor. In the Track of War—Chickamauga National Military Park—Missionary Ridge Lookout Mountain, Scene of the Battle Above the Clouds. Southern Agriculture as Sized Up From a Car Window—The Atlanta Exposition an JEvidence of Magnificent Southern Resources. A partial report was given in these columns last week of the trip of the Iowa editorial party to the south. The excursion into what was to most of us a new land was one of continuous enjoyment. This will explain an enthusiasm in the theme of which these sevei al added columns tell the story- t:lSK UNIVERSITY. The visit of the editorial party to Fisk University was one of the most enjoyable features of the Nashville program. This institution was founded and is supported by the American Missionary Association, to which Congregational churches and Christian Endeavor societies contribute. People in Algona who have given money to the institution will be interested in a few facts regarding it. It was established in 1865, for tho purpose of affording the advantages of higher education to the colored people of the south, and during the thirty years of its career it has graduated 270 young men and women, who have found useful employment as presidents and professors of colleges, principals and teachers of schools, ministers, physicians, business men and workers in all forms of industry. It is remarkable how many have reached high position, but some are common toilers, and two at least of the graduates are .listed as sleeping car porters. The total attendance last year was 465. Only a comparatively small number of students were seen, as the visit of the party was unexpected, but those who gathered in the chapel averaged well for. intelligence and good looks, and some were very bright and handsome. President Cravath, who has been the head of the institution from the day of its founding, delivered a brief address of welcome, to which President Lafe Young, of the Iowa Editorial Association, responded in terms expressive of the sympathy felt by the Iowa editors and people in the object and work of the University. A quintette of young Indies and gentlemen sang, with wonderful effect, "Steal Away to Jesus," sand "Swing Low, Sweet Clariot." In his remarks President Cravath said that the Fisk jubilee singers began their tour of the United States and Europe in 1871, and that the receipts of their first concert went to the Chicago fire sufferers. This company were. on the road seven years, during which time they earned a quarter of a million, most of which went into the construction of Jubilee Hall, a splendid structure which serves as a home for the young women students. The institution has five tine buildings, located on a commanding site. The latest building to be erected is Fisk Memorial Chapel, the bequest of Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, for whom the university was named. One of the Nashville ladies who served as a member of the reception committee said she had never visited the institution before. The white people, with probably very few exceptions,have no sympathy with it, and will give it no aid or encouragement. Their prejudices against the negro race are as strong as when they held them as slaves. They then laid great stress upon the inferiority of their race and they seem determined that color shall forever be a badge of inferiority. But notwithstanding the obstruction of white prejudice the negro race, as represented by the students who gathei in these grand institutions, aspires to the best and highest, and not without hope of attainment. CniCKAMATJGA AND LOOKOUT. The day at Chattanooga was with many the great day of the excursion We arrived there Thursday night anc left for Atlanta Saturday morning, anc so were able to give a whole ,day to Chjckamauga battle Held and Nationa n Park, Missionary Bidge and Lookom Mountain. For a dollar apiece the party were given a ride of about fortj miles between eight o'clo.ok and hal past two, over CWckmauga and Mis sionary Bidge. We went through ftoasvJlle Gap aM down the Lafayette road to Snodgrass Hill as the first ob jectfvepoint. There all the carriages were MlteS ami all who wished went ,to the top of the observation tower from which tbe whole battle ground pan 69-9990. We had witli us Clay JSYan.8? who was last fall electee oj:''T«jwew§§» b «t Who out by the. 4ewpp;rat40 Jation an lecMjc&i grouirig wWo toa uot aiicugg with tlw wpu jje waj jptoodwpd'-by PrwWwrt £f te ypung of the $4itomJ Association. a»a pweeaefl $9 give a very vivid aes of tbe Military thy «QPftdmti9BR National Patk,' ot tip'wa'i'ds of 8,600 acres, covets the ground oft whieli was fought, September 19 to 21, one of the most obstinate and bloodiest battles of the war, in which over fifty per cent. of those engaged on both Sides were wounded or killed. There Kosectans for three days withstood the assaults of Bragg and Longstreet, and dealt them such stuiining blows that xvhen compelled to retreat to • Chattanooga the rebels Kept at a respectfull distance and gave him plenty of time. When Grant reached Chattanooga and operations were begun to raise the seige and drive the rebels from their commanding positions equal bravery was shown. The Union troops were so eager for the fight that at Missionary Bidge they rushed up the steep side of the mountain in the face of the annon without orders and won the field. Governor Evans pointed out to us Orchard Knob, where Grant and his generals saw with astonishment this grand charge of tlie men up the Bidge. The park is filled with monu* ments erected at the spot on the field where the several regiments did their hardest fighting. Ohio has upwards of fifty monuments already up. Illinois has a number, and Wisconsin is well represented. We saw the monument of the Tenth Wisconsin, Col. Spencer's regiment, which is one of. the handsomest, the surmounting figure being a color bearer. Iowa has no monument on Chickarnauga, though a few Iowa soldiers were in the fight. Besides the monuments, there are hundreds of tablets bearing record to the commands engaged, from "which the course of every regiment can be traced from point to point. .'Cannon stand there bearing mute witness of the position and character of the ' batteries, and every description of memorial is here employed to testify to the great events' of those three bloody days. What is now done is but the beginning, but already the Chickamauga National Military Park is the greatest, of its kind in the world. Fine roads lead to points of interest, and the drive along the summit of Missionary Bidge' is alone worth the journey to it. The view is magnificent, and is only ox- celled in the neighborhood by that from the top of Lookout Mountain, which we visited in the afternoon. ,A GKAND MOUNTAIN SCENE. We reached Lookout by the incline railroad, which runs up the mountain at Lookout Point at an angle of about 45 degrees. It was built by Gov. Ev- i ans, who was a Wisconsin soldier in the war and who settled in Chattanooga when peace was won. Lookout Mountain rises 2,300 feet above sea level. At many places, the ascent is almost perpendicular, while numerous points of jutting rocks overhang its sides. The view from these positions is one of matchless beauty. The summit as well as the sides is covered with a quite heavy growth of oaks, pines and chestnuts. The writer made his way alone from Lookout Inn over the mountain and down to Lookout Point, reaching his destination after darkness had settled over the scene, and when the thousands of electric lights of the city lying below made a rare picture. The battleground is here a matter of secondary interest, except with such as the writer, who had a brother in, the fight. The inconsiderable conflict took place at the western foot of the mountain, and yet above the clouds, which overhung the city of Chattanooga and enveloped the whole surrounding landscape, making a level floor of mist on which the gods might walk. The party visited the national cemetery at Chattanooga, in which 8,000 known and 5,000 unknown graves are marked. In this cemetery is seen a monument to the Andrews raiders, surmounted by an engine, a facsimile of that captured by that daring band. ON TO ATLANTA. No one can give in a few newspaper columns more than a hint of the scenes and incidents of a week's sightseeing, The ride from Chattanooga to Atlanta was taken Saturday forenoon, requiring four hours. The route was the Western & Atlanta which was the' road used by Sherman in his advance to Atlanta in 1864, The fighting* of "that cdmpaign was almost continuous along the line of this road, and the party were on the lookout constantly for historic landmarks, At Allatoona Pass the train stopped opposite the grave of a soldier who, the legend says,' alone and unsupported, with Spartan courage, challenged the advance of Sherman's irresistible column. The name of this soldier is unknown; only the s,tovy of his unavailing heroism outliy* edbim. A plain §lab m.avks re sting place, and a low iron railing surrounds the grave, which is hut a few feet from the track,, The visit to the Cotton States and Industrial Exposition was limited to Sat« urday afternoon and Monday, and most of the 'party spent every available moment on the grpwods, which are at Piedmont Paris, itself a bat' tie ground, two, BUBS »9Ptb from thj of Atlanta, Tbe grqunSs a«a toasaippe, aaa the <®$w aa whole w wfliteUs $9 AWanta ana to the state of aeerg& e§p§$iaijiy fedefalgov-efhtnisnt tfntil th'6 tiffie 6omei when managers of expoaitiofts iearfc tiie value labelifig works of alt and other exhibit so that they can be identified and understood without the, aid oi catalogues the exhibits prepared by government experts Will be mote popular thaii any others of equal possible interest and value. The show of fish is n'ot ifltge'i but it captures the crowd. The forestry exhibit is very complete and comprehensive and is said to be the best showing of the forest prociuc- tiotis of the south, ever made. More than 180 different kitids of southern trees ate here shown in cross section- We attti6ipate that some day an exposition will arise in which an actual forest will spring oitt of the earth* Wjth trees of every kind under the heavens', bearing bark and foliage intact, and With Colors renewed daily from the soil, In consideration of What such an exhibition will cost the writer Will make no charge for the suggestion. The grandest state exhibit is that of Georgia, in which every praduct and manufactured article is the contribution of her own citizens. This exhibit testifies to magnificant resources, not the least notable of which is the inventive genius, skill mid energy of her people, to which they are to be credited. What one sees in the state buildings is liable to modify, his opinions of southern resources and prospects as formed on a hasty ride through the states by rail, which are to be taken for what they are, only impressions gained from the little that is actually seen. The negro building is interesting. It is a sign of progress, not Only in the very creditable specimens of negro handiwork displayed, but also in the liberal and tolerant spirit which gives it honorable place in the exposition. In this building is to bo seen a great variety of work done by the students of Booker Washington's industrial school. The art building is the exposition's finest spec- men of architecture. It is covered with staff and is. the only building so treated.- .'.Tjip art exhibit itself is.little larger, we believe, than chat of the St. Louis Exposition, visited by . the Iowa editors, which has attracted the attention of the whole country by reason-of the productions of the Glasgow school which enrich its walls- .The Atlanta Exposition as a whole is well worth a visit. No one who wishes to become familiar with the new 'south should fail to make this his first objective point. Atlanta is a line city of 110,000 population, thriving, pushing,.ambitious and confident. There is a here a northern vim which is bound to work wonders. It is from here that the word went forth which has made the beginning of a new south. From here influences are likely to go forth which will renew it yefc again. THE SOUTHERN COUNTKY. The cities of Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta are making grand strides in population and in wealth. Nashville claims 90,000 people, Chattanooga 50,000 and Atlanta 110,000. They are all very handsome cities and their people are manifesting an almost northern enterprise and public spirit. Their reception to visitors from the northern states is very cordial, and if they go beyond the requirements of the average Iowa editor and his wife in the item of refreshments it is due to mis judgment, and does not indicate that the higher strata of southern society commonly choose a, brewery shed as the most pleasant resort or free lunch refreshments as the most complete satisfaction of their appetites. But the time has come when the warm hearted hospitality of the south, so long and so justly proverbial, is not the only form in which public spirit is manifested, the evidences of push and energy being everywhere visible in such cities as Nashville. On the other' hand, the northern man, riding through the agricultural districts which our party traversed, must be impressed that, it will take a long time for northern enterprise to reach and revolutionize the "farming of the middle south. The cultivation is in patches of a few acres and even on the small scale attempted it is very badly done. The great body of the land is an unreclaimed waste, and it were better for its reputation if it were wholly so, for the meager cultivation reveajs the color and character of the soil, There is no black soil to be seen anywhere, and beyond Nas ville the hue of what they have is that of our red brick, An index of the poverty of agricultural productions is the lack of railroad transportation, The city of Nashville, for instance, boasting a population of 90,000, has only three one more' than Algona MONEY! On Real Estate. HOX1B SHERIFFS SEE, Is hereby giypji, l)Atby yji'tuabf Iowa, against the goods, ch'attels pblje sale, to. toe Wghest ana. bpst mm*. to easjj, at the approf the fipurf hjjuse, JJK the town of AlgQna, P8M!y Qr^QS&uthk between the heijrf of 8 e'?!^] ft. »• 4jo£leek. p,»)., o« *&ti} 4av, all tf » - - - - bfMBiBWt. Oswline/las fpOgjpn, -AMfli ni S<w&pi fouiTaw J, fi. JHH'V UuA. gresfr ifl and to the fQlfovriRX JteMffltiU} eft 1 fw£§i WMtga ia BQWBW £OT£W a-* to >M.*J!J&«y«L® .wt.imfo mwm*&*M9BJ38$tJ&& »' wssfly Mm w$,m «u grown «f§ trnvvq^Tm •prm&BBPWij h.-VfiVSiS* ,,. .7S7J jess in Iowa which nave more anijbett® railroads The railroads, are not buil' for the good reason that they are not needed, Those ROW in operation not half worked. The freight trains o» these roads are few and far be. tween and little time is spent by on eide twtes for their _ There ig BO kQgi or cattle to &Wp i» auy', . , — - - •• - window If ftQfli Aftd the'slifii rettfrri'of tfre iafitt S tfte tnilldifigs of fifi ftvefap JCossutli unty ffttm could be set ddwti in ot& of those districts it would be the aston- shmenfc of the natives and besides the' other new sensations afforded it would give the population their first sight of i wind Mill. The present seasoti has Men too dry for an average eropv The cotton iti Tennessee is very light, tit Georgia, though not a good crop, it is very tauch better. Thei greatest; progress in. the south las been in the development. Of hum- irous manufacturing centers* in Jeorgia* Alabama and other states, fhere is HO other place in the World where coal and iron are so brought together and sd abundantly and cheaply provided us an inexhaustible resource, [ron can be manufactured there: even more cheaply than at Pittsburg, Great ilaims are made, of course, in the line of the fruit growing capabilities of the region, and there is no doubt but great fruit can be produced where We Were and, further south* Those of us Who had never Visited the south before Were disappointed to see so little difference in climate. The season of the year was unfavorable to striking contrasts, and the section visited was only the middle region, The frost at Nashville was as heavy as Kossuth has seen this year and the oak timber told the tale of its occasional visits in its crimsoning foliage. HOME TO IOWA. The return trip was begun at 8:30 Monday evening and was made in about 36 hours. Part of the trip wa,9 made at the rate of 7Q iniles^ an; hoir^. The train service was the best and the party are under great obligations for courtesies to the Wabash, the Louisville £ Nashville, the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis, and Western & Atlanta railway companies. Stops were made at;Nashville, Evansville and St. Louis. At the latter place there was a gathering of the pilgrims in a waitin room of the magnificent depot, an President' Young and Secretary A. I Shaw were decorated with elegant di; mond shirt studs expressive of tl gratitude the party in view their.successful, management of t: excursion. These officers were i elected, as was proper. Their expe: ience in the past prepares them fd future usefulness, but is to be doubtei if all circumstances will ever combine t make a pleasanter excursion. We] were not compelled to depend whollj upon editorial sociability, but dre from all departments and occupation The incidents of a week's sleeping c life will furnish ample material for dozen Howells farces. The BEPUB: CAN hopes that some literary gehi will find in them the inspiration of work which will achieve undying fa but in the meantime will rely for membrance largely upon the snan a.'i of Mr. Vogenitz. i "*' s '"'>«!L~I S / '' / » BEOACJSE I HAVE BOUGHT MY '? WINTER'S SUPPLY OF -OF- J. A. HAMILTON & Co. can get the best wood for $3,75 per cord; deliver- ed'at your door,

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