THE KM'tmLlCAN, ALGON'A, IOWA, WFJ'M-- ; I>AV JAS. TAYLOR. OVER THE MOUNTAINS. Hot Water Heaters Plumbing a Specialty. ' . —If you want— Scenes En-route from Salt Lakes City to the Pacific Coast-A Ride to be Remembered* EDITou HKPUUMCAN: My last letter left us at Salt Lake. What a host of recollections the name calls up. Instinctively the mind runs back to the old red school honsd find!the primary geography with its three columns of names—state, capital and location. Utah, Salt Lake City, onjthe Great Salt Lake. Little thought had the schoolboy then of ever seeing the Mormon city. But here we are t at last. The view from the railroad is a very poor one. The city proper lies away to the right. A prominent building—-tlte Temple—is plainly to be seen above all others. It is still unfinished and towers aloft with its network of scaffolding, giving promise of a magnificent building when completed. Just this side of it is the Tabernacle, the roof of which resembles an upturned boat. Salt Lake is laid out on a roomy scale. The blocks are each ten acres, divided into eight lots of one acre and a quarter each. The streets are eight rods wide, bordered with shade trees, and along each side flows astream, or ditch, of water. I learn tbat|Dr. Pride Jsjo make this city' his~~f uture home. Success to him. Great Salt Lake—the Dead Sea of the mountain side workmen had to be first suspended with ropes from above tilt they had blasted away enough rock td gain ft foothold. We are now well illtO California and soon leave the Mountains behind us and enter Sacramento. Much of interest is to be seen re—too much to put into this already ng letter. Xo California "yarns' 1 this time; they are all coming later. WILLIS IlALLOCK. RIVERSIDE, CAT,., Jan. 18, 1892. THE GRANGE STORE'S For Stoves I am handling the justly celebrated Monitors + and + Bucks. Which have no equal in Economy and Durability. JOB -WOR-K: A. GIL America—is about 126 miles long by 45 wide, with an average depth of 20 feet, and is the saltest body of water on earth. Three barrels of lake water will make nearly a barrel of salt. _What ajipe place to learn to swim, for to sink therein is impossible. Receiving, as it does, the fresh water from a number of streams, and one lake, it never over- Hows and has no known outlet. -JjWhat becomes of the water? Evaporation answers the question and at the same •time accounts for its saltuess. If the lake had an outlet the water would be fresh. A few miles to the south is | Utah lake, a body of fresh water 30 miles long and six wide. The river through which this lake empties into Salt lake is called the Jordan, after the stream that connects the sea of Galilee with the Dead Sea. Leaving Salt Lake, our next important town is Ogclen, the "Junction city of the West." Five great railway lines have their terminus here. From now on we travel over the Southern Pacific road. Passing by all the town through Nevada, we reach Ileno, and from here on over the Sierra Nevada range was, to me, the prettiest scenery npf any Constipation, and all troubles with the digestive organs and the liver, are cured by Hood's Pills Unequalled as a dinner pill. Forest unit SiiwmlU Products. More than 1500,000 people are occupied today in the direct manufacture of forest and sawmill products alone. Were I to attempt an enumeration of the uses to which tho product of the woods is put it would be necessary for me to mention all the phases and employments of human life. Railways annually consume 500,000,000 feet of timber. The same material builds the houses and yields for two-thirds of the population the fuel necessary to warm their dwell ings with and to prepare their food. Upon charcoal the iron industry large ly depends. Not only in its natura form does the substance serve our needs but our ingenuity has devised method for transforming it into all sorts of use ful things. Paper is made from it, and even silk, while lately it has become'pos- sible to prepare from brushwood a feed for cattle as nutritious as hay. By dis- I filiation are derived from it alcohol and acetic acid, while the barks yield indispensable tanning material, resin and tar for pitching vessels, turpentine, sassafras oil and cork.—Interview in Washington Star. Special Sale of. Men's Women's and Children's Continues this Week. fo Ribbon. Permanent Alignment, Durability. Speed.- id for Descriptive Catalogue. CEO. H. SMITH <&, CO., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ILt A. HOLLABAUGH, LOCAL AGENT, Algona, Iowa. Get your BILLS Printed at the Republican Office We do all kinds of Job Work and will give you satisfaction. * LIGHT RUNNING "DOMESTIC" 3 THE ONLY ; SEWING MACHINE IN THE WQRLQ THAT MAKES A PERFECT LOCK-STITCH, CHAIN-STITCH, BUTTQN-HOLS. Machines in One I Buy the "POMESTK0," 19 the BEST every w»y, Practicablo, Durable. AGENTS WANTED I '"IIP FOR CIRCULAR? AND PRICE MIL »>*j Ffeservar ,u tlje marlwt, ng Boom) 'LEGAL BLANKS -FOB SAWS- along the.route. Not so striking, rugged and grand as the mountain scenery of Colorado,, yet just as sublime and bordering more on the line of the beautiful. The altitude of Reno is 4,497 feet, pretty well up to start with, and from here on we make a rise of 2,500 feet, till we reach Summit and begin the down-grade run. We follow up the Truckeo river, past the station of that name, and we are in the lumber region. Pine grows everywhere around here, yet the ax of the lumberman is fast clearing the hills of timber. The mode of transportation of logs and wood along this stream may be of interest to Iowa readers. Immense troughs, or schutes, are run from the sawmill back into the woodland wherever needed. The water is then turned into these troughs, and the logs are dumped in, the force of the current being enough to carry them onward to the mill. But I ain getting off the subject of scenery. Perhaps it is as well for the sight from the car window is one not to be forgotten—the delight of all who behold it, the despair of all who attempt to describe it. Soon after leaving Truckee we begin entering the snow sheds, for- ty'miles of them, almost an endless tunnel. Through occasional openings in the sides of the sheds one catches glimpses of snow peaks, large pine trees a beautiful valley lying below you in the center of which nestles a lake of clear water, huge boulders, narrow canons, pine covered slopes—just seeing enough to tantalize you and make you long tor an uninterrupted view of the whole scene. We pass through a tunnel and the train comes to a stand-still. We are at Summit, the highest point the railroad reaches in its passage of Sierra's. And now, thirsty traveler, if you want to know the taste of good water here is your chance. Step into the station and fill your pitcher from a stream of pure mountain water. After drinking all kinds of water from the Missouri to this point, from, artesian, wells, oanyou think of anything more agreeable than the taste of this natural beverage fresh from the m'ountain still? I think not, you drink and long to drink agajin. But the train moves on, we soen get out of the snow sheds and go rolling on through magnificen.t scenery and finally reach the climax of scenic wonxlers—Cape Horn. Fifteen hundred feet below, on the left, is seen the north fork of American river- On a iititrlp f ajctiber and we see the north tojfc of the, Worth river leaptog down the mountain side. The train tolls on ajjd is soon clinging to the side of! tbe I injcwntajn wail. """"• Francis Murphy Treats. A short, thick seb man, with silver streaks in his hair and bushy mustache, stood in the rotunda of the Grand Pacific and talked earnestly to a group of reporters that encircled him. "Friends," he said, "it is very warm. Let us go to my room and have a long drink." This startled the young men, for the speaker had never said such sweet words before. But recovering quickly they followed the man to his room. He rang for a bellboy, and when the messenger arrived the host said: "Bring us four nice, large sparkling glasses of ice water.' Then all was quiet. You could have heard a couple of pins drop, and each reporter had a different expression on each side of his face. The host was Francis Murpby, the famous temperance lecturer.—Chicago Herald. Slieil Her Nails Every Juno. A Neapolitan physician has recently described a' wonderful case of hysteri in one of his female patients. The case has been prolonged and aggravated, the peculiarity being in the fact that the lady thus afflicted annually (usually in the month of June) sheds both finger and toenails. This remarkable change ia preceded by a -tingling sensation,- especially in the thumbs and great toes, followed with suppuration at the bed of the nails. From the time of the first tingling sensation at the root of the nails, a week scarcely elapses before every nail on toe and finger have been spontaneously shed like the skin of n snake or the shell of a crab. The learned M. D. attributes this curious affection of the nails to a disordered nerve function.—St. Louia Republic. ^^_ ^Stimekti*:- »/^S^ u CO, A Diplomatic Vender. Perhaps it is annoying to the street venders to have the small boys echo their professional* cry, and usually in a mocking tone at that, but it should be a distinct advantage to trade. Two heads are better than one, even in crying, "String beans! butter beans! green, peas! white cabbage!" and so on through the list. One politic fellow used to go about last summer calling, "To-may-toes! to- mar-toes!" not to offend the sensibilities of either school of pronunciation. The | diplomatic service lost a valuable member when that young man took to vegetable gardening. — Boston Commonwealth. The Betel Nut. 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