The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 18, 1894 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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BIS MOIKEBl A^GONA/IOWA,' WEDNESDAY, JtTLY 18, 1894 BY iJMSHAM to Subscribers: ii.fco __, Siontii*.............. 40 6nt% an* addtesa (it Above rates. It by draft, toonfe* orde*, exiffess of do*, . _Al note utont risk. ,tes of advertising sent oil application. Of TttE STRlKfi. The Debs rebellion, otherwise known as the great Pullman strike, practically cattie to anetod last Friday, The . labor unions of Chicago, which Debs declared wouW go out in a body in aid of the railway strikers, exercised the great good sense of refusing to obey his commands, and simultaneously therewith Debs was shown to be shorn Of his influence aad the strike collapsed, the whole thing terminating with what has been aptly characterized as a dull and sickening thud, It may serve Debs' purpose to make a showing of success, which he did Friday by approaching the railway managers' association with a proposition to take the strikers back as individuals, hut the public will not be deceived by & subterfuge of this kind. The railway managers of course refused Debs' overtures and will proceed to conduct their business as though there were no Debs nor Howards nor Sovereigns. The railway companies, however, can afford to be charitable, and the proof that they are', to some extent, at least, is shown in the fact that they are taking back such of their old employes as they can make places for, excluding, as they ought to exclude, those who have been guilty of crimes in connection with the strike. Nothing is more certain than that the laboring men have been made dupes by the men who would be dictators if they could. That they have had their eyes opened at last to the true characters of these men is to be said to their credit, but the suffering that has been caused will not fall wholly upon the alleged leaders. If it could be so there would be little to regret. Debs' revolution is a failure, and he will now be relegated to that oblivion which so fitly encompasses Martin Irons and others who have gone before him. When the commercial industries of. this country are restored to their normal conditions, which they will be in a few days, Debs and his lieutenants will sink out of sight, unhonored and unsung, a stench in the nostrils of all honest and conscientious laboring men. All this, however, is not saying that the laborers of this country have nothing of which to complain. They have; but it has once more been demonstrated that the Debs method is not the one by which their wrongs can be righted. thofities are commended for thei prompt action in cases of lawlessness lad rioting, and the republican as wel ftg democratic press has been especiall owmtnendatofy of the president's eours in ordering troops to protect mai tr*!ns, and particularly in his bou with the anarchist governor Of Illinois The exceptions are so rare as to mak them prominent for that reason alone One reads in amazement, for instance the utterances of the Dubuque Tele graph when it says the presiden Ought to be impeached, together with other members of the administration and judges of the various courts wb have had to deal with the lawless element. The astonishment is the si-eat er when it Is known that the Tele graph is one of the ablest edited paper ib the state, and its position on publii questions is notably sound. It canno be that the Telegraph in doing this ii voicing the sentiment of any consider able element in Dubuque, for that citi is by no means a hot-bed of anarchy unless we are to class as anarchists those whose position on the liquor question led them to violation o existing laws. Iowa editors are largely men who know what it is to work. They are toilers themselves. In many cases they are men who have begun al the bottom round and come up by dint of work—hard work—that eternal vigilance which is said to be the method by which we get there. None know better than they what the laboring man endures, and none are better friends to the wage earners than these same Iowa newspaper makers. On the other hand they do not hesitate to raise their voice against lawlessness in any form. The seeds of anarchy .cannot be successfully sown in a state which says through its people that saloons have no abiding place within its borders. WHO WILL PAY FOR IT. To say nothing of the enormous amount the strikers will lose in wages as a result of their quitting work, and at a time too when the depressed condition of the country should prompt every wage earner to have a care as to where his subsistence is to come from if he long remains idle, the city of Chicago will have hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for the property that has been destroyed during the past few days. This will be chiefly in the cars that have been burned by the mobs, but no small part will result from the tearing up of railway tracks and other injury to the property of the railway companies. The commonwealth of Illinois has on its statute books a law framed after the manner of that of Pennsylvania, which makes the city liable for the damage done by mobs, and it will have these bills to pay—perhaps at the end of costly litigation, but In the grand round-up it will pay them. Under that kind of a statute Pittsburg was compelled to pay more than $2,700,000 damages for the destruction of railway property in that city during the riots of 1877. The people of Pittsburg fought .these claims just as Chicago may Tight similar claims, but the supreme court has passed upon the question of liability under such a law and have decided against the city. Chicago will have these bills to pay, and, like Beaver county, Pennsylvania, it may be found necessary to issue bonds tp dp it, and thus have hanging over it a debt which is likely to last for years. It cannot be denied that large property owners will suffer much, but not more in proportion than many of the very men who have helped to precipitate (he trouble; for, many of them being owners of small homes of their own, the inequality of assessments, which exists in a degree as marked in Chicago as in any city in this country, will cause this burden to fall upon them with more telling force than it will upon those who are wore able to stand it. It is a of this great strike well have demanded the fiarn,es.t consideration of many of the ; Strikers bejpre they permitted them- f«|yej ||p fee plu,pge4 headlong into it. WHY THEY DON'T LIKE IT. The republican state convention was postponed from the llth to the 25th of July. This course was decided upon as early as the 9th inst., but not until several of the candidates for the state offices were on the ground and had begun setting their pins. All reports agree that much indignation was manifest among this class because of the postponement, inasmuch as they had already incurred heavy expense, all of which was to them a clear waste of time, energy, and money. It will be seriously questioned whether these people have any good grounds for making a kick, when by following out the original plan for holding the convention the great majority of those who will attend as delegates would necessarily have been forced to do so under many disadvantages, owing to the uncertainty of railroad travel during the labor troubles. These kickers should bear in mind that there is work for the state convention to do that is quite as important as is the mere matter of some aspirant getting an office. If their selfishness, which in many cases amounts to greed, has prompted them to heavy expense in getting ready for the conflict, it is their misfortune, and the state at large should not be held responsible. The great trouble is that Iowa politics seems to have degenerated. Whoever would be a candidate for state office now must needs be on the ground early; he must secure spacious apartments at the Savery if he would be in the swim, and those " headquar ters" are not to be obtained at a less price than 8150, and in some cases it is said to have reached a much larger sura, especially counting in the expense for lieutenants and "refreshments." The whole thing is wrong, but it appears to be in accordance with the established order of things, so those who go into a fight must take their medicine until the order is changed. It would be a novel sight to see a state convention gotten together with no other thought than that of securing the best men for the offices, not forgetting of course the best interests of the party at large, tion as that, would be to witness, Such a conven worth the price If a. Under a law which was passed in 1888 the president will appoint a commission which the labor leaders are pleased to call a committee of arbitration, but which, as a matter of fact, has no power further than to make an investigation of the matters connected with the strike, and report what they find to be the facts. In response to the request to appoint this commission the president very sensibly said he would do so, but not until lawlessness ceased and the strikers permitted the business of the country to go -on undisturbed. .* Prendergast has gone where he will neither kill anybody nor be talked about. He was hanged last Friday. » President Cleveland is planning a trip into the mountains of Colorado, He \a epld to be anxious to kill a bear. " j» i Some sensational correspondent sent out the statement that e^-President Harrison bad prittQlaed President Cleveland's course in the reoent strike troubles, but the former on being interviewed e&ld tbe yenori wp not gaiy untrue, fcut fee would, serve as a deputy!! palled ?p#n, Tbat is la convention assembled. It ha* been easy to-anticipate the action of the convention 1 am grateful to all for tbe good will that is so .cordial and vih&nimoTis. This is a year wfaen the people of the United States are turning to the republican party, not only to bting back the national prosperity, bu also to secure the national safety, next to the flag of the republic. Let us cherish the achievements and tbe principles, am tbe traditions of the republican party." A lawseny was committed in this county on Sunday morning; the crimlna Was Indicted Monday morning, pleadec guilty Tuesday morning, was sentenced Wednesday inornlng, and by Thursday morning will probably be la the pen. I may be proper to ask Uncle Dick if this is quick •enougk for him. Mrs. Jeanette B. Dunham is the first lady lawyer to be admitted to practice in Colorado. She is a sister of Mrs. E. 3. Hartshorn of Emmetsburg. Gov. Gear was asked in Washington the other day if he knew Sovereign, and replied: "Ido not know Sovereign very well, but I know he is more popular the farther he gets away from the state." Now that Prendergast is out of the way and the strike disposed of let us have something fresh for a change—some rain for Instance. ^ When Breckenridge reached his home town in Kentucky, where he was to make a speech last Friday, the band struck up with "The Girl I Loft Behind Me." The Register says of congressional matters: Congressman Dolliver in the Tenth and Congressman Hepburn In the Eighth were yesterday unanimously re- nominated by the congressional conventions of their districts. They will be re-elected, too, by increased majorities. This places n the field four of the eleven men who will represent Iowa in the next house of representatives. If the republicans of the other seven districts will make as good choice, this state will have one of the strongest delegations ever iti congress. The venerable Joseph Grimes heads ;ho list of delegates from Delaware county to the state convention. Mr. Grimes was a member of the first house of representa- ;lves which met in that city, and a senator ten years later. He is now past 80 years old. It transpires that Sovereign does not possess the power to call out the knights of labor, that authority being vested in the board of directors. Metaphorically, then, Mr. Sovereign must have ' been talking ihrough his hat. After Debs and Sovereign and all the rest of the agitators get through mak- ng fools of themselves they will find that Uncle Sam is still running things " at the same old stand." Debs, Howard, Rogers, and Keliher, abor leaders, were yesterday arrested in Chicago for contempt of court. Bail was fixed at $3,000, which they refused to give and went to jail. They will be given a learing today. ^ The average bicycle rider who has >een Impressed with the necessity of going a hump on himself Is gradually coming to his senses and straightening up. This s what may properly be called a "move in the right direction." Gould's Vigilant was beaten easily n the English waters last week by the Britania. The Britons will now have something to blow about till we catch them on this side again. Knute Nelson was renominated for governor of Minnesota last week. The 'oreign element is well represented in the state north of us. IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD, Dr. P. H. Sanderson, now of Spirit liake, will deliver the Sunday sermon at the state fair, Sept, 2. Eagle Grove Gazette: Miss Irma Clarke of Algona was a guest of J, C. leckart's family a few days past vliss Maggie Winkle of Algona arrived Monday and is a guest at J. C. Heckart's household. Bro, Schaffter of the Eagle Grove Jazette has gone to Colfax Springs in he hope of receiving benefit from the medicinal properties of the waters .here. His brethren of the press lope he may be successful, Mrs. Walter Coon of Estherville poured oil from the can onto the mouldering 1 coals in the stoye. The uneral took place Sunday, July 1. ihe was a very highly respected lady, mt her education had been sadly eglected. Garner Signal; Of the homing itgeons that were released in Garner, July 1, at 6:30 a. in., tbe first one reached Milwaukee at 5:10 p. m, and ,wo at 5:35, The others scattered over /wenty four hours. The first there were hummers and must have gone through without coal or water. Estherville Republican; Our city council have not been idle these times, [•hey have been striking—while the ron is hot—and the result is that Sstherville is soon to have an electric ight and water works plant that will urnieh the oity excellent service at a nominal cost, and tbati too, before he enow flies, The assessor at Webster City Is not afraid to do his duty. He has assessed half a dozen places the stipulated $600 mder tbe Martin la,w. The buildings o assessed Include two hotels, several ~'wildings in wbieb drug stores are ra,tea, wfl om private resWeocg. etestw City waf uaabje, to get th§ signatures to operate under Messenger?, Tk§ jri at church, jgb attracted form its spiritual mission as well with a whistle as with any other instrument. The Mason City Times says that in one of the hotels a guest was complaining and commenting father unfavorably on the management of the hostelry in the wash room. The proprietor wandered in and asked whal was the matter. "Look at that towel," said the young man, pointing to a dark object hanging against the wall. "Don't you thihk you'd better hang up a- clean one'?" The landlord looked at the limp-looking cloth i moment and then said: "See IHTU, young (nan; over one hundred men have wiped on that towel, atid you'tiro the first one to complain." The young man fainted. Whittemore Champion: A party ol about a dozen campers left Tuesday morning for the Spirit Lake region to spend a Week camping, fishing, and attend the Chautauqua assembly, in session there. H. S. Dalley and family drove across the country. Others who went by rail were H. P, Hatch, wife apd daughter, Ethel; N. L. Cotton. L. C. Bowers, Berdie Hotelling, Jessie Angus, and friends from Burt. Others will take advantage of the excursion later, Livermore Gazette: As we stated some weeks ago, we thought we had the tramp problem solved, so far as our awn premises were concerned, when Phil. Hanna presented us with that Venezuelian musket. But it proves to have been inadequate. Henceforth we shall have less faith in Venezuelan rausketry. A tramp marched up within the very shadow of that gun (we think the moon was shining) and carried off our hundred and fifty dollar 3icycle. However, the walking is tolerably fair, and we still stand in with the shoemaker. Port Dodge Messenger: The first quarterly payment of saloon men in ihe county under the Martin law has :>een made. It amounts to $4,000. Two of these have worked a very in- jenious scheme to outdo the people of Hamilton county and to comply with the requirements of the law. The canvass of Humilton county failed to secure the required number of signatures, consequently there can be no legalized saloons in that county. However, two industrious saloon keepers decided not to let the weary traveler go by without quenching his thirst. They have accordingly started two saloons just over the county line in Webster county, one being near the west side and the other on the north. They have paid their issessment and cannot be prevented from selling to Hamilton county citizens. Such is the ingenuity of man. AN AMATEUB HOESE THIEF. lie Must Have Been Such, Judclug By His Methods-The Whittemore Burglars Sent to Anamosn. Mose Hiller lives east and north of [rvington. His hired man, who gives iis name as Chas. Davis and who had been working for him about a week, ,ast Sunday borrowed a horse from him on the pretext that he wanted to go io LuVerne to see a doctor. Evidently he was in some doubt about where he wanted to go or else he had forgotten the road to LuVerne, for he soon veered off toward Algona. Hiller discovered this fact soon after, and taking his team and a friend he started in pursuit. Reaching Algona he found that tbe man with the horse had passed through only a short time before, so he pushed on and overtook him in a little grove a couple of. miles west of town, where he had tied, the horse and laid down on the ground and gone to sleep. So his pursuers pounced upon him, bound him hand and foot with straps, and brought him to Algona, where he was turned over to Sheriff Samson and placed in jail. The grand jury got together just in time to attend to his cage and yesterday they found an indictment against aim, he pleaded guilty, and Judge larr sentenced him to one year in the penitentiary at Anatnosa. The horse which he took when he left Hiller's is said to be blind and not particularly valuable; but we are inclined to agree with a man who said that anyone who would steal a horse of any kind in these times ought to be given five dollars with which to pay expenses. THE WHITTEMORE BURGLARS. The two men who broke into J, M. Farley's hardware store, and later were caught at LuVerne and placed in jail here, were indicted by the grand jury and yesterday when arraigned before the court they pleaded guilty and Judge Carr sent them to the pen for one year each. They appear on the records by the names of Frank Jefferson and Thos, Gardner, are young but not particularly bad looking men, and were probably tramps. They preferred to plead guilty and take their sentence to laying in jail here until the October term of court, Forgot Where She Lived. A Chicago woman displayed a British flag at her brownstone residence on the fourth of July and was disappointed at not being able to buy a confederate lag to hang beside it. Her excuse was ;hat her father was a British soldier ind some other relative a rebel. But ler neighbors could not overlook the fact that she forgot to display the American flag and so they tore down ihe British emblem, She was very ndignant at the outrage, but will jrobably have a more wholesome respect for the stars and stripes hereafter. AbsentmlndedneBs, The two most absent minded men on record is the fellow who thought he md left his watch at home and then ;ook out his watch to see if he had time go and get it, and tbe one who put) his ofl3oe door a card saying, "Out, will be back SOQB," and on his return eat on the door step and waited for himself, _ CkQ?H.JNQ sales agent w&nttd fov ,Ba and vicinity, I4her»l coro tees paid, &D4 we furnish tfee bsei &nd, t ftowptete Qwtfit* ever provided by bou,s$, Write at 0njoe tor AT DENVER, Qteo. B. fcoyle Tells tfow They Gfot fthefre, What They Satr« afld ttow They Got Away, tie Also Describes Some of Colorado's Magnificent Scenery—A Royal trip AH Around. DENVER, June 27.—To the Editor: Saturday, June 25, the Iowa State band played at the Savery, at the Register office, and then the line oi march was taken to the Rock Island depot, where the special train stood waiting to bear the happiest, jolltest lot of excursionists to Denver that ever went anywhere. Exactly at 1:25 the last farewell and good-bye had been spoken, when "All aboard" was heard and we were off. The run from Des Moines to Council Bluffs was made without the slipping of a cog. At the Bluffs we took on a number of delegates from the western portion of the state, making up the full delegation that would go with us to Denver. Here supper was served at the railway eating house for those who wished it, the band discoursing fine music the while. The weather had been threatening rain, and just as our train was about to cross the Missouri we ran into the severest rain and wind storm we ever witnessed. Many had fears that the train might be blown from the bridge, and the "thank Gods" that were uttered when we reached the Nebraska side safe were many and fervent. A short stop at Omaha and wo were off for Lincoln, 62 miles away. The rain continued to fall in torrents, and fast time was out of the question; besides, the fear of washouts made fast running exceedingly dangerous. We arrived In Lincoln 45 minutes late, only to learn that there was a washout farther down the line. It was now nearly bed time for the average lowan, and the prospect that we might have to stay night encouraged many to retire all early. And right here I wish to say a word in praise of those who had the management of this excursion in charge. Conaway, Byers, Bicknell, and the others were untiring in their efforts to see that each and every one should enjoy the trip to the fullest extent. To say that they succeeded admirably is putting ,it very mild. Haggard and myself were assigned to Bicknell's car and had a whole section to ourselves. That meant comfort unalloyed until who should occupy the upper berth came up for settlement. Ben. of course said we would odd and even, and the old man slept above and all was serene. The washout repaired and we were again on the move. At 0 o'clock Sunday morning we were at Philipsburg, Kansas, and yours truly was up expecting to meet a brother, and for the Further purpose of getting a squint at "bleeding Kansas." 'Tis said our first impressions are best, and I can honestly say that I was not favorably impressed with Kansas. From Philipsburg to Goodland is 141 miles. The grain crop is an entire failure, except possibly now and then a field of corn and a field of alfalfa or so over this entire distance. We arrived in Goodland about two hours late, and here took breakfast. We were here informed that the chief products of this region was wind, coyotes, and prairie dogs. We accepted the information, but thought that we would investigate. After breakfast at Goodland the start was made for Denver, 197 miles away, and across a sandy, treeless, shrubless, grassless expanse. Prom Goodland it is uphill until within 20 miles of Denver, when the Continental Divide is reached. From there into Denver is downhill. (By uphill I mean 3,000 feet in 170 miles.) After leaving Goodland the aspect grow gradually worse until there was nothing but sand, sage hens, the ever-present coyote, and now and then antelope. Everybody was happy, everybody was covered with sand, and nearly everyone was shooting at the prairie dogs that stood erect beside their homes as we flew by at the rate of 50 miles an hour. Presently the word was passed that Pike's Peak was in sight, and windows were up and necks craned to obtain a view of the noted mountain. There she stood, 14,147 feet high, snowcapped, and only 110 miles away, but did not seem 10. To the right of Pike's Peak and seemingly farther away was Spanish Peak, This wa were informed was 250 miles south of Pike's Peak and about 350 from us; still it was very plain to be seen. All this time we were speeding like the wind for Denver, and when within 60 miles the whole Rocky mountains for 200 miles appeared to view. I cannot find language to adequately express uiy feelings when I first beheld that lofty range, with their peaks in the clouds and coyered eternally with snow. Some of our party had seen the Rooky mountains, and of course to them it was nothing new; but to the tender-foot it was a revelation. We arrived in Denver two hours late, and were met by tbe reception committee at the Union depot and were escorted to our hotel. Just as I was about to pass into the house I looked to the northward down the street, and seemingly not 10 miles away were the snow^ capped peaks of the Rookies, When we were informed that the nearest snow to Denver was 00 miles we thought that we were not the biggest liar in the northern hemisphere notwithstanding the fact we had been voted that honor by the excursion, Denver is a city of 160,000 inhabitants, a thrifty, well-paved, well-built oity. Some of the buildings are the finest in the United States (I say this advisedly.) Denver has the widest streets, the finest boulevards, and is the cleanest aU'i'ound oity anywhere, After the league convention the Iowa delegation made excursions to Clear Preefe canyon, Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, Glen Erie, ft nd Royal Gorge. sUlyep Plume, at the head pj Clear Qreefc canyon, is a jalaing town, and this was the tot place pf interest visited, TtototMMfroojDniTw to which through such seemingly iia- passable gorges and rocks stands a lasting monument to American railroad engineering. Haggard and myself went into the Mendota mine and there, 1,100 feet in the bowels of the Rockies, mined silver and gold. All through Clear Creek canyon the miners' cabins could be seen perched high upon the mountain side, miles from the haunts of men and thousands of feet from the foot pf the mpufitftlH. Ben. and my* self decided that mining was not our forte. Out train arrived back io Detiver and we all voted the trip a rich treat, and retired to get rest for the Pike's Peak trip on the morrow* Friday mornirig we left Denver at 8 o'clock for Colorado Springs, 75 miles distant. Arriving at 10 we took car* riages for the Garden of the Gods and for a trip up the Peak. This wonderful Garden seems to have been appro- prlately named, for nature in forming this wonderful scenery fashioned it On such a majestic and wonderful scale that you stand awed and bewildered. But Pike's Peak seemed to be the place of interest, and from the Garden to Manitou at the foot of the Peak Was a ride through beautiful mountain scenery. Manitou is 6,622 feet above sea level, and here is where the cos road starts that carries the tourist to the top of the Peak. This road, nine miles in length and costing a million dollars, was built by Barney Lantry, a brother of our own Tom. It is said to be the most wonderful feat in railroad building in the world. The engine pushes one car carrying 60 passengers up this nine miles of road in one hour and thirty minutes, the elevation over this distance being 7,626 feet. There are threa rails, the center being the cog rail, and in this the pinion under the engine groves, making it, so it is said, the safest road in the world The scenery from Manitou to the Peak is impossible to describe. The crags and peaks and rocks piled and jumbled together would give one the impression that at some time in the dim past there had been a mighty upheaval, a terrible convulsion of nature, and these mighty chasms and lofty peaks were the result of this freak. Your humble servant was a little short on atmosphere at this altitude and did not take in the scenery as did Haggard and the others. They played at snow ball and patronized the lunch counter Boiled eggs were 25 cents each, other things in proportion. One fellow got a small lunch and paid $1.40, Ben. wrote to friends in Iowa on postal cards that cost 10 cents each. This you must remember was on top of Pike's Peak, and there they claim the right to charge the tender-foot anything they please. Our party returned in the evening to Colorado Springs and put up at the Antlers, a splendid hostlery. Saturday morning we left at 8 a. m. for Pueblo and the Royal Gorge. The distance, 45 miles, to^Pueblo is over a country of • sand, Indian sage brush, and cactus. Pueblo, a city of 35,000, is in this sandy, treeless waste, and always hotter than Hades. On our arrival we found the Pullman boycott in full blast and the strikers in a terrible ugly mood. They put a stop to our trip to Royal Gorge, and most of our party were thankful that we were permitted to return to the Springs; for at one time it looked as though we were destined to remain in Pueblo indefinitely. At 8. p. m. the Iowa delegation were aboard the cars ready for the trip homeward, all happy, all tired, all ready to vote the excursion the most enjoyable one of their lives. From start to finish each and everyone seemed intent on having a good time; everybody aimed to add a little to the comfort and 'entertainment of the others. The acquaintances made and the associations .formed on this excursion gave each a. better "idea, a grander conception of the big-hearted, loyal people who inhabit the grand state of Iowa. I cannot close this without saying a word in praise of the Rock Island railroad and especially for its general passenger agent, Kennedy, who accompanied the excursion all around, who by bis untiring efforts contributed so much to the comfort of all who went. GEd. E. BOYLE. Food for the Superstitious. A special from Goldfield says: Something peculiar was observed at 11 * o'clock Thursday night in the clouds just over Riverside park, at Goldfield, which recalls the stories of visions seen in the heavens in the time of the great rebellion, and is supposed to have some connection with the present trouble between labor and capital, The sky was burdened with heavy banks of white clouds that darkened the face of the moon and looked black in their own shadows. They hung low and motionless, as a few belated pick- nickers watched for signs * of a storm. While they looked an apparition suddenly appeared in the clouds and everyone uttered an exclamation of surprise. It stood out white as marble against the dark background, an angel form of a woman carrying a babe in her arms. It floated out from a cloud bank pressing the child to her bosom and looking heavenward and in a moment vanished beyond another bank of clouds. It made a deep impression on the minds of those who saw it and they declare.that it was no hallucination, as five persons saw it at the same instant. Sam, Jones on Politics, Rev. Sam Jones has been preaching in Alabama lately and the other day at Troy he said something which struck, home to the people of that section. He said: "A free ballot and a fair count may mean negro domination, but a corrupt ballot and perjury mean devil domination. If rumors can he relied °° a t all, yo« baye officials in this county who ought to be working in stripes in the penitentiary of this state, and no doubt they would be largely recruited from many other opunties in the state pf Alabama. 0«r politics is corrupt, our politicians are ooj-rupt, The ballot box may ehow * Who is elected, but the returns show whp gets the office. If we preachers would quit preaching eo muol* a,ho«t '&weetpyan<lB,y,'and have more to say about the dirty now and »ow, we wpuia see things getting in, better shape in Georgia ana Ajablma, and »U • tbie opunjry," *^ w * ***** *-* -• , -*>sa •V '>'\;S%' ; Cs-'^a

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