The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 14, 1896 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 14, 1896
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||||||^^ • . " * ,"*••, *;v,-^'. .7, -•'.'• j.c-.r' MtJlKBS: ALGONA, IOW , OtJTOBfift 14, 1896. .rtfl 1 ftit month*.. .,,... ,, 40 •Jf •«**.*•* V) MAVJAUJT V „..,™_ fiote at oar risk. Eat** of advertising sent on application. tffiB BEPUBLICAN WM. GA»BJEIT A. HOBAJW . CONORBSSIOKAIi. SPV»r«tef>reseirtatlvc in Congress, ifllSOTCt....... J.P.DOMJVEB STA.TE ForSetetetaryof State,,..' (Jiio. t,. DOBSOK For Auditor of State ..c. <J. McCAsrav Pot Treasurer of State, JOHK HBBBIOIT For supreme Judge. SCOTT M. JL.AJDD For&aH*Qad Commissioner.. .ED. A. PAWSON For Elector, Tenth District.,..,,, .D. C. CHASE _ ' C00JSTT. For Seconder,,.,,,.,..,., M. F. BAJNDAIA For Auditor........ ,,.. F. D. CAtuiKS For Clerk of Courts B. F. CBOSE For County Attorney J. C. RAYMOND ' PLUM CREEK CAUCUS. Union caucus of electors of Plum Creek township on Friday. Oct. 16, at 8 p. m.. at the usual place, to nominate township officers. E. P. KEITH. Commltteeman. YELLOW AND WHITE HOUSES. S. H. White, a young man from Pueblo, CoL, told a story about yellow and white horses in Algona last Wednesday evening, which he said would stick in bis hearers' minds until they reached the polling booth, at least, and possibly until the last trump sounds. We hope it has stuck in their minds until now, for it is a splendid illustration of the fallacious reasoning in which silver advocates indulge •when they attempt to explain how the price of silver bullion is to be advanced to that of gold by free coinage. Mr. White imagined some country where by law only yellow horses are allowed on the streets and highways attached -to vehicles. The price of yellow horses in this country is very high. By edict suddenly the law is changed 60 that both white and yellow horses are allowed to be used on the roads. What, he asks, will now be the price of white horses? Some one in the audience at once responds, "they will be worth as much as yellow horses," and Mr. White says, "Certainly they will, for the demand will be equal and equal demand will maintain equal price," and the usual cheer results, Now what could .be more inconclusive. In the actual business relations of life Ixow many men would jump to such an answer, however plausible it might appear at first glimpse? What man without further consideration would in bis daily affairs agree to pay the same for tbe white horses as for the yellow horses under the conditions Mr. White . names) 1 Who would fail in matters affecting his own welfare to ask a number of other questions about the yellow and white horses before deciding upon their relative value even after both had the same right to the highway. Any man of sense would want to know tbe relative number of white and yellow horses, whether the two kinds are equally well bred, wjjetber they are of the same size and build, whether they are equally good travelers, whether for any reason people prefer tbe yellow color, etc., etc. These and dozens of other questions would be asked by tbe shrewd man before be would venture to name the price each , would bring. The free right to the highway would tend to equalize the price of tbe two kinds of horses. But it would be only one of very many conditions that are to be considered. No free right to the road will make a scrub equal in price to a three minute carriage horse. No free right to the road will make horses that are common and plenty equal in price to horses that are rare, No free right to tbe road will make horses of a color people do not like equal in price to horses of a color people do like. If free coinage of gold and silver on equal . terms would alone regulate the price of each then tbe question of a. ratio is unimportant, and it is a waste to use 16 ounces of silver to equal one of gold 'when one ounce of silver would do just aj well, Free coinage of tbe two |!, metals on equal terms would tend to jjfe equalise prices, but it Is only one of itv conditions, relative amount of relative desirability in the relative desirability us money, etc. Prior to 1878 tbe United i tried this free coinage, at two i and in neither case did phe J'lgbt to the highway make the f wl»He »fld yellow horses equal in price, 5^0 Ignore tbe other conditions that Inflected values then, that affect values **—"*. tjiaji will affect valuer lor all time, 1 to ignore the common segue, i Which directs every mm in, i dealing! f&onght that the aeeU*ea Twsalt would be reached and tha* as *ot>i) «B tbe JnilMofc value advA&oea f tee coinage would follow. f«he immediate etfeet of the Shetman act was to stimulate the price «f etlver 1>ulli6n. It was then that-Congressman Dolliverln company with toany -republicans, hi-agged on the Sherman act. Mr. Dolllver said: "It has solved the silver question ana aaae the -way to free coinage of tbe world's silver supply easy anfl plain. I predict that before the administration of President Harrison ends, silver will be coined by the United States without limit as gold is now coined." Within a year, however, the price of silver bullion, in spite of the big purchases of the United States treasury, begatJ to fall again. Before the Sherman act was repealed it had fallen considerably ibelow the point It stood at when that act was passed. The con^ fident predictions made by the silver champions failed absolutely, and the conviction finally seized all but a few extremists that the United States alone could not reinstate silver. All that Mr. Dolliver's speech shows now is tbe willingness he has always manifested to assist in any effort to put silver back into our coinage on a safe basis. The failure of the Sherman act to affect the price of silver bullion was a surprise to everybody. It was an honest experiment, accepted by Senator Teller and the silver mine owners, and republicans expected great things from it. They expected, as Mr. Dolliver said, to secure a parity that would warrant free coinage. Tbe failure of those expectations is no discredit to them. It proves only that tbe job they undertook is too great for any one nation. BAM mm GAME. Details of the ESUinf, in fMs Contfty. of One of tire SbeHjwne Bandits t/ast 1 Win. GalKon Of Bancroft Meets Death in fhfc Pursuit—Facts in Connection with the IS THIS JfEIGEBOEHOOD. Charlie Slagle is now night operator at the Whittemore depot. Dr. Kinney's family at Wesley is enlarged by one. It is a boy. A Whittemore man fcas a 21-pound cabbage and wants to know who can beat it. Nick Ray, who was shot at Eagle Grove, has gone back to work. He" is entirely recovered. Emmetsburg Democrat: Mrs. Winkle of Algona and daughter, Mrs. Miller, visited Mrs. Dealy last Thursday. Miss Cora Hibbard has been engaged to teach the Cylinder school for the winter term. She will commence in the course of a few weeks. Blue Earth City Post: Mrs. Sada Calkins of Algona, Iowa, is at present visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bonwell of .this city. Very few county fairs near here this fall have paid their ^premiums in full. At Humboldt they may not pay anything. Tbe Kossuth county fair hasn't failed to pay its premiums in full in five years. That is a splendid record, especially when the weather it has run up against is considered. Humboldt Independent: Arthur Tellier and Miss Byrd Hotelling of Algona were over Sunday callers on Miss Marion Thomas, who is a cousin of Mr. Tellier's and a teacher friend, and acquaintance of Miss Hotelling's. Their coming together was simply a coincidence. We desire to say without further parenthesis that these two young people are among Algona's brightest and best. Eagle Grove Gazette: J. C. Heckart is tbe possessor of a book of which be is very proud and no money could buy it, if another could not be obtained. It is a complete history of the Thirty- second Iowa Volunteer infantry, in which regiment Mr. Heckart enlisted in Company A, Tbe book was compiled and published by John Scott of JSevada, Iowa, colonel of the regiment, and is a fine piece of work that he has worked on for the past three years. The Whittemore Champion says: The old settlers' meeting at Algona last Friday was a grand success. This annual gathering is becoming more popular every year as it gives the old timers a chance to get together and talk over early days in this county where people found out to a certainty what "hard times" meant. People who grumble now should bo placed back 25 years, and they would then appreciate the advantages they now enjoy, Emmetsburg Reporter: Mrs. Putsch ana Miss Ella Langdon drove over from Algona, Tuesday, and spent a couple of days with friends in this city, * * * Fred Scott of Algona was calling on old friends in this city on Monday, * * * Miss Christie Wernert of Algona came over Friday evening and spent Sunday with her sister, Miss Kate \A7 £>*»*-! si M 4- C! It A ._,. ™ .... i * • < , , She was accompanied by Miss Edna Cole, * * * H. D, Hedrick of Algona was an Emmetsburg visitor, Tuesday. We presume that he came over to take in tne races, rts, Before coming home to Algona Miss Bertha Hancock gave a reading in Dwbuquo. The Times said; Mss Bertha Hancock gained fresh laurels last evening at the entertainment given at tbe Baptist church. The great charm in Miss Hancock's recitations is her freedom from all apparent effort. She becomes transformed into each character she Impersonates so naturally that for the moment there seems none other suitable but that. Her lack of affectation delivers her audience from all temptation to adverse criticism. Miss Hancock will "' find » welcome awajtiflg her in , Tr -»je, «nd we bppe her flae gifts will flod frequent exercise here. ft-^JW «#»«^* #p»»Rr fWMfWlVWt !fM:&Mp| :<iuiua*i',Luf t&Bu a M Two young men wide into the town of Sherburne, Minn., nearly due north from Estherville. last Wednesday at noon, and entering the hank after dinner shot the cashier, Geo. Thorhof n, and a travelling representative of the Woods Harvesting company, J. Oes- tern. took $LmK) in hills, went out of the rear door of the building and mounting tbeir bicycles rode away to the west. Pridny morning one of the hold robbers was overtaken at tbe home of Ole Munson. about 15 miles east of Elmore on the state line, and in resisting arrest he shot Wm. Gallion, city marshal of Bancroft through the heart, killing him instantly, and was in turn shot an hour later by Deputy Sheriff Ward of Martin county, Minn'. Many conflicting 'stories of the details of this latter terrible tragedy have gotten into circulation in the daily papers. The report here given is that of Lafe Puller of Bancroft, who drove the lead team in the pursuit, and who was within a few feet of Gallion when he was killed. Gallion had been telephoned for from Swea City at noon Thursday, as the fugutive was then in that place. He bad stopped at a dwelling in the east part of town to get something to eat, and the lady being absent, had helped himself. Gallion and Willis Tallman drove over at once and joined the pursuit. Tallman towards night returned to Bancroft, but Gallion tracked his man to a mile south of Elmore and then stopped for the night, sending word to Bancroft for help. Word was sent at once to Burt where Deputy Sheriff Ward had gone on a wrong- scent from Armstrong, and he and M. E. Coffey of Sherburne came at once to Bancroft and Fuller drove them to Elmore, where they arrived in the early morning. With daylight these thre"e drove ahead along the trail to the east, Gallion following. About 9 o'clock they approached the house where the robber was stopping. A few miles back Ward had gotten out to inquire at a house and had joined Gallion in his buggy. As they came to the Munson house Ward jumped out and went to the door. The lady, who came would not answer when asked if such a man had been there, and before anything else was said or done Ward saw a revolver barrel flash in the door. He jumped just as the shot was fired and so escaped. In an instant a second shot was fired at Fuller and Coffey, who sat not 20 feet away. By this time Gallion had drawn his revolver. It was found later between his knees on the buggy seat. Turning at him tbe robber had a better shot, as the door swung right for him. The bullet struck Gallion full in the left breast just below the heart, coming out beneath the right shoulder blade. Gallion did not move nor speak and no one knew be was hurt. Fuller started bis team to get out of range of the revolver, driving ten rods or more to a fence, and Gallion's team followed. When they stopped, it was noticed that Gallion had fallen forward. He gasped once or twice, stiffened out and was dead. Ward in the meantime, with his repeating rifle, had gone 10 rods back of the house to be out of range. He shot at the robber several times and one time put a bullet through his left wrist. He fired three times at him as he ran out and mounted his bicycle, but missed. As soon as he was mounted Fuller's team was unhitched and the pursuit began. The road was hilly and the dirt moistened by the rain. It would have been easy to have run him down, but as he went over the brow of each knoll the pursuers hesitated to move up too incautiously, knowing tbe character of the man they were after, As he went by a bouse and barn also, tbey lost time in reconnoltreing, After a five mile chase he was still three-quarters of a mile In advance, But the heavy riding was killing him down and straining his wheel. Afterwards it was found that the latter had not been cleaned and oiled and was showing tbe effects of the hard usage. Finally a tire broke under tbe strain, and abandon- Ing tbe road the man went through a wire fence and attempted to cross an open field to reach some corn. Ward was about 30 rods away. Taking a rest across tbe barb wire he fired and the man fell. Drawing his revolver' he fired in turn. When the men came up it was discovered that be had put tbe bullet through bis own brain. One other shot was fired at him before he was approached as it was feared that he might be lying in wait for them. He was quite dead when reached, The remains were taken back to the Munson bouse, where it was learned he bad arrived tbe night before for supper, Tbe bouse is in an out of tbe way place on a by-road, and but for tbe bad luck which always attends such scoundrels, might have safely sheltered him. He bad several times eluded pursuit by turning abruptly to tbe right or left from the main road he. was following an spme unravelled, crossroad, He had made the same turn here, but bad been noticed by a horseman, who recalled the fact when aeked by Ward and GaUUw. So it happened that instead of following tbe main road east they bad turned to the very .bouse be was }n, The man bad. aj&ed for supper, then decided to stop aU night. W after breakfast, on looking out and fgejng » light raiB fsllingj bid tpld tfte lady tbftt hg was tired and be guee^d be would stey all 4a,y and rest, ge bud pald^Wf uu and »§/sitting jo m\9m ,wa»sthe wnww dreve. up. M A 11I Wmarl 11 *% urn AM 1% A n« •-. 4l_ .__ _ ^7 Jl handle lifcrs, g'otteti trp for 88£93. ^® bad n«*t b*a titoe %o clean lib* tsbain and -oil it, wnfl it "wife "ffflirtilng iarflat the last, ISfJs remains bMitigbt %o Elmot'e ftt trtJC8< Tifft to some difficulty in deciding corbflw Tiad jnrlsaictitm over the tSalHop remains, they werencrtbrooglit in nnfcil evening. A't Elmore the hotly of the robber was dressed. He was a young man, not over 20 or 21 years of age. He was muscled like an athlete. TS. C. Anderson, t3. J. Lenander and others from Bancroft had him -pTiotographea. Tbey sat it would he hard to find a finer specimen of manly developement. He was evidently an expert bicyclist, capable of great speed and great endurance. He was well dressed in a beat and not cheap bicycle costume, with knee breeches, etc. 'There was .nothing about his appearance to indicate that he was a criminal or so in- dined. He was a clean looking, rather attractive appearing- young man. He had about $700 of the stolen money in his pockets, carried three long barrelled, heavy calibred revolvers and a dirk knife. There were four bullet holes in his body. It is evident now that Bancroft narrowly escaped being- the scene of the whole tragedy. The two voung men were in Bancroft all day Monday and stood for several hours on the bank steps of the town, their wheels being conveniently near. They asked questions of various parties about the size of the town, etc. Why they did not make the raid there is not known, but they doubtless saw some difficulty that did not present itself at Sherburne. Sheriff Samson is confident that the same two men met him in the road between Algona and Whittemore, Satur, day. He noticed them particularly at , having in mind the frequent the time, 0 bicycle thefts of late. The remains of Mr. Gallioo were brought to Bancroft Saturday morning and lay in his mother's home until Sunday at 1 o'clock, when tbe funeral was hem at the Methodist church. Mr. Gallion was 39 years of age, unmarried, popular in Bancroft with everybody, the main support of his aged mother. He had grown up in Kossuth county, the family coming here in 1865 and locating below the Mole grove on the Des Moines—about east of Burt. Last year in September a brother, John, was accidentally shot while bunting at Eagle Lake, and bled to death. Two brothers, Robert, who has the Capt. Jeanson farm, and James, who lives in Armstrong, and one sister, Mrs. Joe Stabl of Bancroft, are left. Tbe father died in 1880. Algona In the Case. What may be very important evidence in the whole matter came to the American express office in Algona last Wednesday. It is a trunk and valise billed to J. DeSair from Heron Lake, Minn. The killed bandit is thought to be J. D. Sair and to come from Heron Lake. No one has called for the trunk and it is beyond doubt the property of this man. He seems to have had Algona in mind, for Mrs. Munson in her story of his stay in her house says: "During supper he told us that he was employed as a clerk in Algona and said that he had worked there about two years. He said that he had friends living in Albert Lea and was going there to visit them. He said that he was riding across the country on his bicycle for exercise and recreation." Salr Had tbe Money. The inquest at Elmore revealed that the dead man had $1,018 in one package and $203 in currency, in all, $1,221 of the $1,500. It is believed now that he was given all the money in the hope that he stood the best chance of escaping. Came Through Algona. The second robber was caught at Lake Mills, Saturday. He has made a confession in which he states that he came down to Algona. Sheriff Ward may have been on his trail when he came to Burt. "I suppose that I might as well make a clean breast of it all. The fellow that was killed was my brother. We robbed the bank at Sherburne, but I am not guilty of killing one of the men. It was agreed that we were not to shoot. My brother came to our home, where I was staying with my parents, and asked me to help him rob the bank. He had tbe scheme all planned. I consented, finally, and stove plant in tb e world omfort, economy, con veiJiettce'aiid cleanli lUJJESTSTOVE PUM TJiEllRLD Jewel Stoves are sold by O. M. POXSBB. HARDWARE. ALGONA. SALE! SALE! SALE! C Saturday, Oct. 17. MR B. BENEDICT will be with us with his ever-popular line of Ladies' and Children's Cloaks. Jf\S. Tf\YLOR. I Have Made a Deal for a stock of Dry Goods and Shoes, which I will close out at hard- times prices while they last. patent leather shoes now $2 25 4.02 Ladies' high-grade shoe 11^ 152 Child's shoe ...... 75' we went there- several days ago, remaining in the neighborhood. We fixed upon Wednesday as the day and rode into town on our wheels about 9 o'clock in the forenoon. We remained on the outside streets some time and when tbe coast was clear went to the bank. There were two men behind the counter, We thought they were both connected with the bank. I first accosted the banker to draw his attention, then tbe other fellow pulled two revolvers and aiming at tbe men told them to throw up their hands. Just at that moment he fired and I said: ' Come let's get out of this,' and lumped out of a window. He said, attend to your business,' and so I went to the money drawer and took out the money, I thought there was about $700 in tbe bunch I had, I put it in a sack that we had for that purpose, and then we cut the screen of a back window and left the town op our bicycles, Just as we got on the bicycles I banded the other fellow the money and he put in bis bicycle bag. We separated about two and one*half miles JM of Sherbwrne. My brother, being the best rider, made south for the state line and I took a southwesterly .direction until I got south 9! Jackson, and then, I struck out south ' Moines rivet Dry Goods sold in proportion. Come early and make your choice. Bronson building. W. H REED. thinking he had stolen a bicycle. He took the number of the wheel and went to the marshall to see if he had any card about such a wheel being stolen, The wheel had no tool box, and the man said be bad come from Sioux City and was going to McGregor. Mr. Goodrich was at the point of having him arrested on general principles. The wheel showed bard riding. The wheels were loose, the chain also, and one tire was out of fix. It was raining when the man left, but be said he would push on as far as he could. WHEN you have land to sell, rent, or trade, list it with Doxsee & Foster. crossed the country around by Britt and Pprest City to fete Mills, I bad Kossuth County State Bank, Correct Styles -... Millinery are what you find at ——- -"o**»**"i *VIIM»I *»v v/AVQQ VA UU 1896, made to auditor of state. ASSETS, G^ 8 . ft « a & U 3 n 9 S 3 805,58383 Past due.. 7,36760 Cash on band- Gold and stiver 9 0,72888 kegal tender and Nat. banknotes 5,50000 Pratts ana cash Items 834 45 13,003 33 Due from banks and ' bankers— J>esJ4oines 3,53080 Chicago.... 3846658 Minneapolis 73783 Milwaukee u.89369 Millinery Emporium, All of the latest and prettiest things in the market, and trimming strictly up Stock is large, Prices are right, \. .Mfflft^SS^^^^S^mMaf • ifflara2S ^M^K™ , pretty hard time getting through," 7,33795 Pergpaaj property.... s,7lo 88 It »£w appears that tbe at kake Mills *waj 50,000 00 1Q8 eie a Wft bicycle reared.

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