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Algona, Iowa
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THE DBS MQtyjBS8i _ UttMl IOWA, :"-"--• -i (j_ f WESTY-SEVENtH YEAH. "SY INGHAM & WARREN, T«rM« of Th* Upper Den Koine*: fOttftcopy, one year... 11.80 r One copy, six month* 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, orboital note a'tonr risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. JAIr 111 1883 a man weighing not over 120 pounds and distinguished only by a pair of piercing black eyes appeared before the senatorial committee on education 'and labor in New York to give his opinion on the relations of labor and capital, and to explain the causes of the discontent the committee was in* vestigating. The rumor that he was to talk brought a large audience, and to them at the request of Senator Blair he told the story of his life. His death last week at the early age of 56 gives interest to the details of his most extraordinary career. He began life in Delaware county, N. Y., in May, 1836 the only son of a small farmer. His earliest occupation was milking the cows and driving them to pasture. Tiring of this ho beggod to go to school, and by writing up the books each night at the village store he paid his way. At the age of 14 he left home and began clerking. During this time he rose at 3 o'clock in the morning and studied till 6 at, surveying. When he had sufficiently mastered the subject he hired out for $20 a month to assist in getting up a map of Ulster county, paying for his meals and lodging by making ".noon marks" for the farmers with his compass. The man who hired him failed, and he finished the map himself selling it for $500. He then made like maps of other counties and soon had accumulated $5,000. With this he joined Zadoc Pratt in starting a tannery. The first tree was chopped by himself. He sold the tannery just ahead of the crash of 1857 and in the depression of that period bought railroad stock at 10 cents on the dollar for 62.miles of road. He built up the line, joined it to another, bought the Cleveland and Pittsburg line at 40 cents on the dollar, then went into the Union Pacific, and finally secured the Missouri Pacific, which controlled under his management 10,000 miles of road, and which was his pet line. This and the Western Union Telegraph system were the sources of his great wealth estimated now at from sixty to one hundred millions of dollars. Gould'in telling this story of his career made no mention of the wrecking enterprises with which his name is associated by others. He is generally credited with inspiring the attempt to corner gold in 1809, on what is known as "Black Friday" when the notorious Jim Fiske and he made 30 cents on the dollar on many millions, and when only the prompt action of the government prevented widespread financial panic. Only a year ago the grand jury of New York City tried to indict him for illegal work in manipulating the Kansas City & Pacific railroad. He won his title " The Wizard of Wall Street" by the facility with which he wrecked his competitors in manipulating the stock market. There has been much speculation over the motives which actuated Gould. Outside of his devotion to his family' which was always sincere, he seemed to have no aim but handling money. He had few associates, was lonely in his every day life, and was never ostentatious in display. His offices were as plainly furnished as usual in country towns. In telling the committee of his purchase of the Missouri Pacific he time I did not care made; it was a more what I could do. I point when I cared of money. It could make a hii tannery, the forteer wft$ livitig in poverty the life df a struggling attorney, and the other was preparing a herd catalogue for the owner of a stock farm. Of his own generation Win. D. Keiiejrwas polishifig watch cases in Philadelphia, Samuel J. Randall was a merchant's clerk, Justice Miller Was a country doctor in Iowa. In ability Gould Was inferior to none of them. The difference in the final station of each points its own moral, THE suggestion of J> P»' DolUvei 1 as Jas. F. Wilson's successor Is attracting attention. The Ames Times discusses some proposed candidates and says: ™ t " m Blythe, J. P. Dolliver,or Some of theyounger blood of the state. This old fad that a fellow must be a politician and an old man to represent a state in the senate, is fast becoming relegated to the dark recesses of a dead and hidden past." The Cedar Rapids Republican says: " The Lu Verne News brings out Hon. J. P. Dolliver as a candidate for United States senator. What a canvass our Brother Jonathan would make as against Gov. Boies, or any other man ! The governor refused to jointly debate with the congressman from the tenth last fall ; perhaps he would reconsider if the congressman from the tenth were placed by his party upon a level with him as a candidate for the office to which he aspires. Look Jonathan over. He may be just what the party is looking for." The Palo Alto Reporter says: "Dolliver could make as good a canvass as any man in the state and would be as E opular. The proposal of the News should e discussed." Massachusets has "set the pace" of putting young men to the front, and will elect Henry Cabot Lodge to tho senate this winter. Dolliver would be a good match for him in that august and reverend body. WE commend the following editorial utterance of the Dubuque Telegraph to the consideration of our local democratic managers. The Telegraph knows what is democratic and there is force in its suggestion: "An election for postmaster was held in Sac City, Iowa. Saturday last, and resulted in the choice of J. L. Comstock. Where there are a number of candidates this is the best way to.decide the matter, and as there are many candidates in Dubuque an election should be held here. This method of choosing postmasters is democratic and fair and objection to it involves objection to the principle of popular government." Henry C. Wallace, son of the Homestead editor, has been chosen to take charge of the dairy department at Ames. The college has had 547 students the past year, an increase of 122 over last, with good prospects for the future. natiite. Her landlady expefied her for fear of an explosion and she has since gone insane. At Niagara Falls a farmer drew all his money and gave it. to his sons and daughters with instructions to "blow it in," anticipating that the world would end with the domet Sam Clark discusses the Bain abduction case at Waterloo and says: "Chattie is a strapping, strong female and Bain is a gentle little fellow who had watted on Chattie for three years and belays that Chattie Was boss of the whole adventure and managed it. Of course she did, Wise old Herodotus, father of historians, settled that business 3,000 years ago. He said when Miss Helen of Troy or any other lady said she was carried off by a lover against her will no wise man believed her." said: "At that about the money plaything to see had passed the about the mere making was more to show that I Senator Funk discusses the prohibition issue for next fall and says: "With or without prohibition the Beacon is re publican. It feels that the party can afford to do what is right in the premises upon broad, high views of the situation, and this it will do at all times to come. It is now easily apparent that more than twenty thousand republicans in Iowa will not vote the party ticket with prohibition in the platform. We think they ought to do so',but our thinking seems to have little to do with the case. Senator Clark truly says that there never have been prohibitionists enough in the state to enuct a statute. He truly says that prohibition w,as enacted only because of the forbearance of the other element. With this view of the case, and it can hardly be overthrown, it is easy to see that no party putting this issue to the front can long be a majority party." The London News says Gould was less a man than a machine for churning money. The Chronicle calls him the dynamiter of finance possessing the ethics of the alligator. The Times says no other man has exercised so baneful an influence on the moral character of the community. It is said that Judge Hays will contest s with Gov. Boies for the senatorship next fall. The governor is not to have it all his own way. The Hawarden Independent mourns the fate of the mugwumps: "The mug- wump is vanishing. He is passing away like the buffalo. He is going to join the dodo in the Ewigkeit. If he lives until spring he will have spoils quills offered to him until he regrets even such semblance of life as is still in his wretched corpus. Where are the Pequots? Where are the Hassanamlssetts? Where are the Nip- mucks) Weep, little mugwump 1" Judge Hays of Clinton urges the call of an extra session of congress. He thinks there should be no delay in tariff revision. The .Sioux City Journal ihas secured a " card of thanks" which closes with this thoughtful addition to the stereotyped form: " And we would make special mention of the excellent work of the emhalmers A. W. Wise & Son. After a long journey, there having been two transfers, there was not a suspicion of a change." WILTL BE A MEMt FIGHT, The New Railroad Across the North End Furnishes a Very Sensational Law Suit, town Sites Are Hot Located as Was Originally Intended, arid Mr. Ellsworth Wants Damages. Dr. Keeley, the gold cure man, ures in Dubuque Friday evening. Congress opened Monday. lect- combirmtion and make it a success." Love of power seems to have boon his controlling motive, his chief gratification managing others by means of strategy in business, winning honestly when he could, but winning in any event, So far as known he regarded no transaction from the standpoint of public good. He wrecked a railroad with as good conscience as he built one up. With as groat business genius as any man of his generation his death occasions no word of regret or commendation. By no action did he win or seek to win the approbation of his fellows. He treated all business us a game, and played his part without giving or asking favors. Emerson divides men into three classes. "One class lives to the utility of the symbol, esteeming health and wealth a final good. Another class live above this work to the beauty of tho symbol, as the poet and artist and the naturalist and man of science. A third class live above the beauty of the symbol to the beauty of tho thing signified, these are the wise men. The first class have common sense; the second, taste; the third, spiritual perception." Such men as Gould belong to the lowest class. They make an end of what is merely the means to an end. Gould began life under no greater disadvantages than President Harrison, or Grover Cleveland, When he was cutting logs for One of the republican representatives elected to the Minnesota state legislature last month is Stephen B. Howard of Minneapolis, at one time editor of the Iowa City Republican. He was born on a farm iu Floyd county of this state, entered the state university in 1877, graduating in 1888. He then studied law and located in Minneapolis, where he made some fortunate real estate speculations, and where in company with W. S. Borland of Algona he started a soda factory, which he still owns. He is one of the ablest young men Iowa has sent out, and will easily be a leader in the coming legislative session to which he is chosen. The congratulations of many old Iowa friends are his, and with them the wish that he may soon be heard of in the wider congressional field for which his ability fully qualifies him. IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. Judge Carr has a two-minute yearling colt—that is it promises to go in two minutes. The Emmetsburg pork packing house is likely not to open this winter. It is claimed that small establishments cannot compete. Hon. J. L. Kamrar sold his farm near Webster City last week for §60 an acre. There were 240 acres, the total value being $14,500 spot cash. E. N. Bailey, late editor of the Britt Tribune, has gone to Washington to get rid of asthma. His last act at Britt was passing around election hats to jubilant democrats. Hancock Signal: Johnson Brown captured a pair of turtles last week in Eagle Lake, weighing60 pounds. They are probably among the first settlers of this county and something less than a thousand years old. The Clear Lake Republican says: 'Mrs. Van Cise and Miss Hattie Scott county shows the highest per cent, of republican gain in the state and wins the Tippecanoe banner. The republican vote nearly doubled there. It is curious to note the counties where the great gains were made this year. In their order they are Scott, Dubuque, Des Moines, Clinton, Woodbury, Osceola, Lee, Pottawata- mle, and Linn. The river counties on national issues come back to republican principles. Gen. Field, Weaver's running mate, says; " Mr. Cleveland owes his election to our presence in the field, which enabled him to secure electoral votes by pluralities north of the Ohio river, which ho never could have secured by majorities in a con- tost narrowed to the republicans on the one side and the democrats on the other. Take from Mr. Cleveland the electoral votes north of the Ohio, which he got by virtue of pluralities, and he fails of an election by some 12 or 15 electoral votes." Down in Wuucoma, this state, last week a hotel keeper became so wrought up over the comet that he refused to buy provisions for tho house and talked so much about the annihilation of the world that the girls became wild and left the hotel. At tho same time iu Denver a young man for a Joko forced some pills down a young lady's throat and, then tol<J her that they were dy- Rounds of Sioux City are engaged in the crayon portrait business in Sioux City." Mrs. Van Cise was formerly Miss Minnie Colby of Algona. She stands high among crayon artists. Humboldt Independent: The last jury case for trial is that of the State vs. A. W. Rummins, in which the obstruction of a highway is the bone of contention. There will be some equity business to do after this case is completed and that will finish the term. W. B. Quarton of Algona conducts Mr. Rummins' defence, assisted bv D F Coyle. The Emmetsburg Democrat has an item about the young man who joined Max Herbst in buying out Theo. Chrischilles a few years ago: George Zahn, formerly of Graettinger, is now living in the southeastern part of Switzerland, where ho went from Germany some time ago for the benefit of his health. He reports his chances of recovery promising. Friends of our old Wesleyite, Ike Sweigard, and his family will'be interested in this item from tho Garner Signal: Thursday evening Harvey Sweigard entertained a party of seven gentlemen friends at tea. After discussing the elegant "spread" prepared by Mrs. Sweigard, a couple of hours were spent in social conversation, and all left wishing Harvey many happy returns of the day, it being his 21st birthday. Emmetsburg Reporter: Rev. Kilbourn, the Methodist minister stationed at LuVerne this year, soon after entering upon his charge, just before election, launched out with a very strong political sermon, he being a third party prohibitionist, in which he assaulted President Harrison's character as a man and denounced him as a saloon bum and whiskey sympathizer. The larger part of his congregation was so disgusted with the assault that it became evident that no salary could be raised for Rev. Kilbourn and he has been sent to Clarion. Served him right. Had there been the slightest grounds for an assault upon President Harrison, common decency would have suggested silence during his sad domestic affliction. The following item in the Britt Tribune will interest all who remember the mad dog scare on Mr. Oxley's farm a year ago: On the M. & St. L, train north Tuesday were five children, ranging from five to 14 years, en route for Winnepeg, Manitoba, to the bedside of their sick father, Mr. Joe Oxley of Corwith. Mr. Oxley was taken sick up there several months ago and his wife has been with him for over a month. Monday evening the wires said he could not live and the children were summoned to his death bed. The passengers and Conductor Duffy will see that the little ones are safely on the train when they get to Minneapolis. Mr. Oxley has been one of Hancock county's first and best citizens, has a large farm at Corwith and has been engaged In the stock business for several years. The new railroad in the northern part of the county is the occasion of a sensational law suit between Ellsworth of Iowa Falls and President Ives. The following statement is from the Chica go News: " When President and General Manager C. J. Ives of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern railroad was putting his signature to the Grand Pacific hotel register Wednesday night last he .was served with papers in two $50,000 suits brought against him. One was a bill and the other a damage suit. The plaintiff in one case and the complainant in the other is E. S. Ellsworth, a well-known capitalist who has an office in the Chamber of Commerce building. " The bill, which was filed in the superior court, alleges that the complainant was swindled out of from $50,000 to $100,000 by a breech of contract on the part of the defendant, and the prayer of the hill is for a receiver and an accounting. Tho document con tains some serious charges against the railroad president. Both parties are residents of Iowa, Mr. Ellsworth living at Iowa Falls and Mr. Ives at Cedar Rapids. In former years the two have been connected in many financial ventures. Ives is well known in railway circles, and besides being president of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern, operates the Iowa & Estherville and several other branch lines. " When the branch road from Forest City to Esthervllle was planned President lyes, Mr. Ellsworth claims, persuaded him to go out with the surveyors and locate the;new town sites and to buy up the land. This was done but when the road was built the towns were located a mile away from the Ellsworth lands. It is claimed that Mr. Ives had formed another town-site company and had left Mr. Ellsworth out. It is for the money invested that the suit is brought." The State Register has a more detailed account in part as follows: " By the agreement Ellsworth was to go with the engineer of the road, F. H. White, and survey the route. Knowing the county well, Ellsworth was to to select all the sites for the depots and proposed towns, and Ives was to order their location on the sites so selected. Then Ellsworth was to go on and buy the property. In pursuance of the scheme, and after the towns and depots were located, Ellsworth'was to cut tho property into building lots, which would be greatly enhanced in value, "In pursuance with the agreement, 160 acres were bought in each location, one of the sites being on property already owned by Ellsworth. For one site Ellsworth paid as high as $3,600, and out of his own pocket, Ives not figuring publicly in the deal. "The road was finally built and over the route surveyed by White and Ellsworth. To the latter's amazement, however, not a single depot or town was built upon the location selected and agreed upon. On the contrary Ives located each depot and town one mile east or west of the site agreed on, and thus all the property bought by Ellsworth was worthless for booming purposes. "In regard to the $50,000 damage suit, Attorney C. Varnum said: 'lean only say at present that it will disclose a case of gross injustice and injury grow- out of Mr. Ives, improper interference in Mr. Ellsworth's matters.' " Those who are acquainted with the facts know that Ellsworth was left out when the towns were located, but whether he has any hold on Ives is the question. Ellsworth & Jones bought heavily when the line was first pro posed in Kossuth and Emmet. And they paid fancy prices for land on the river where the road crosses at Armstrong and bought a farm in Swea two miles west of Reynolds at a big figure. But Armstrong lies about two miles away from their land on,the river, and Reynolds as far from the Swea farm. The reason for this freeze-out on Ellsworth undoubtedly arises from his di- until the one of all the world is wooed and won, and all the lore of love is taught and learned again. Again a home is built with the fair chamber wherein faint 'dreams, like cool and shadowy vales, divide the billowed hours of love. Again the miracle of birth—the pain and joy, the kiss of welcome, and the cradle song drowning the drowsy prattle of a babe. And then the sense of obligation and wrong—pity for those who 'toil and weep—tears for the imprisoned and the despised—love for the generous dead—and in the heart the rapture of a high resolve. And then ambition with Its lust of pelf and place and power* longing to put upon its breast distinction's worthless badge. Then keener thoughts of men, and eyes that see behind the smiling mask of craft—flattered no more by the obsequious cringe of gain and greed—knowing the uselessness of hoarded gold and honor bought from those who charge the usury of self-respect—of power that only bends a coward's knees and force from the lips of fear the lies of praise. Knowing at last the unstudied gesture of esteem, the reverent eyes made rich with honest thoughts and holding high above all other things—high as hope's great throbbing star about the darkness of the dead—the love of wife and child and friend. Then locks of gray and growing love of other days and half-remembered things—then holding withered hands of those who first held his, while over dim and loving eyes death softly presses down the lids of rest. And so, locking in marriage vows his children's hands and crossing others on the breasts of peace, with daughter's babes upon his knees, the white hair mingling with the gold, he journeys on from day to day to the horison where the dusk is waiting for that night—sitting by the holy hearth of home, as the last embers change from red to gray, he falls asleep within the arms of her he worshiped and adored, feeling upon his pallid lips love's last and holiest kiss. KITTY JORDAN WINS. Tue Woman Who Was Searched on the State !Falr Grounds by Marsh Stephens Get8 a Verdict. Our readers who remember the pickpocket cases at the state fair when Sheriff Stephens was chief marshal will be interested in this item in Saturday's dailies. Kittle Jordan, who sued Constable John A. Peterson of this city; A. H. Grizel of Guthrie county, an officer of the agricultural society; and Marshal Stephens of Kossuth county, for $5,000 damages, was awarded a* verdict for §150 this morning. Kitty and several of her sisters from Milwaukee came to the state fair in 1891, and were in the floral hall one day when several ladies suddenly discovered that they had been robbed of their pocketbooks. The announcement that pickpockets were in the room caused the officers to order the doors closed, that the guilty ones might be apprehended. At this Kittie is said to have excited suspicion by demanding that she ba allowed to go out. The officers took her in charge together with her companions, and taking them in a private apartment searched them and found nothing and they were released. The girls claimed on the witness stand that the men had conducted the search in an unbecoming manner. They first instituted a suit against the agricultural society, but that case was thrown out of court on a demurrer. A SCHAP OF IOWA HISTORY A Cat ions Chapter Betived by a Claim of (Jen, Gfeo. W* Jones Against the Recalled from Bogota, and Arrested and Placed in jail tot His Sympathy with Jeff, Davis. vorce case with fiis wife. Mrs. Ellsworth secured the sympathy of Mrs. Ivea and Mrs. Dows, and their husbands were instrumental in getting Col. Clarke to take up her case. The bitterness of that contest made Ellsworth extremely anxious to "even up" and probably made Ives and Dows entirely willing to have their towns as far from Ellsworth's land as possible. The , di« vorce matter is still in court and Col. Clarke's suit for a $5,000 attorney fee out of Ellsworth comes on next week here at Algona. This case against Ives will be watched with great interest. Ellsworth has brought it for blood, and it will undoubtedly be fought for all there is in it on both sides. HOW TO GET CHEAP BEADING. From Ten to Sixty Cents Saved on Papers and Periodicals by Ordering Wltli "The Upper Des Moines." All who are planning on next year's papers and magazines should remember that they can save a good margin by ordering in connection w^th their local paper. The cheapest offer this year is the Weekly State Register and THE UPPER DES MOINES together for §2. Reduced prices are also made for the Weekly Sioux City Journal, Iowa Homestead, Rural Life. Des Moines Leader, Capital, and News, Cedar Rapids Republican, Dubuque Telegraph, Chicago Inter Ocean, Times, or Herald and all weekly or daily papers in nnv language published in this or countries. The smallest savinj per cent, on any publication oft and that is good interest. Among the magazines we can save our subscribers 35 cents on the Century, dO cents on Scribner's, 60 cents on the Atlantic Monthly, 80 cents on Romance, 30 cents on St. Nicholas, and so on through the list of all magazines, religious or literary weeklies, and foreign publications. In addition our subscribers are put to no inconvenience in writing or securing drafts. Now is the time to subscribe. A curious chapter of Iowa history is revived by a claim Gett. Geb. W. Jones of Dubuque has gone to Washington to present. The veteran ex'United States senator wants pay for a fort he erected during the Black Hawk war, and also for extra expenses incurred .while mh> ister to Bogota before the rebellion. The general waa recalled from this mission by Secretary Seward on account of his sympathy with Jeff. Davis, and he was afterwards imprisoned in Ft. LaPayette on the same account. In presenting his claims now he" tells his side of the story of that arrest which is given by the Dubuque Telegraph: On his arrival in Washington, Gen. Jones was presented to President Lincoln by Secretary Seward with many compliments. He was also given the seat of honor at a dinner tendered by Secretary Seward to the diplomatic corps. The following day he called on Mr. Seward to make his adieus. " When do you leave, general?" the secretary asked. "Tonight I leave for New York with . my niece, Miss Scott. We go directly from New York to Dubuque. I have promised to bo home Christmas." Secretary Seward then drew from his desk a flask of brandy, insisted on Gen Jones drinking, and on bidding him goodbye wished him a pleasant journey home. Gen. Jones, with his niece, reached New York the following evening. At the depot he hailed a cab which he and Miss Scott (now the wife of a naval officer named Hiscock) entered while their trunks were taken up by the driver As they alighted at the hotel he noticed there were two men on the driver's seat instead of one. The young lady went at once to the parlor and Gen. Jones had just registered when the strange man he had seen on the driver's seat tapped him on the shoulder and drawing him aside, whispered: "I am sorry, but you are under arrest." " Who are you?" the general demanded. " Detective Farley of the government service." "By whose orders me?" do you arrest in any foreign : is 10 us kind One of the proprietors of the Des Moinee Graphic is under arrest for blackmailing. The Gsapbio is a disreputable sheet. Ingersoll on Life, Born of love and hope, of ecstasy and pain, of agony and fear, of tears and joy—dowered with the wealth of two united hearts—held in happy arms, with lips upon life's drifted font, blue- veined and fair, where perfect peace finds perfect form—rocked by willing feet and wooed to shadowy shores of sleep by siren mother singing soft and low—looking with wonders wide and startled eyes at common things of life and day—taught by want and wish and contact with the things that touch the dimpled flesh of babes—lured by light and flame and charmed by color s wondrous robes—learning the use of hands and feet, and by the love of mim- V icry beguiled to utter speech—releasing prisoned thoughts from crabbed and curious marks on soiled and tattered leaves—puzzling the brain with crooked numbers and their changing, tangled worths—and so though years of alternating day and night, until the captive grows familiar with the chains and walls, and limitations of a life. And time runs on in sun and shade, A OOBWITH MAN BUNCOED. Tries to Cash a Draft at a Bunco Shop and Is Fleeced, The Corwith Crescent tells the following story of a smooth swindle at Sioux City: Jas. Denny who started for Nebraska last week met with quite a misfortune in Sioux City. He says that he intended loading his goods into a car and shipping them from there, but as he did not have enough money in currency, he took a draft of $450, issued by E. L* Stilson & Co., .and went to get it cashed.' Finding it closed he went to a kind of Jew store and was told that they could not cash it until morning. Upon that another fellow standing close by—who was undoubtedly a confederate in the scheme—snatched the draft and threw or pretended to throw it in the stove Jim tried to get it out of the fire to see whether it was the real draft or not but did not succeed in getting it. He then telegraphed E. L. Stilson & Co to stop payment on it. It afterwards turns up that it was cashed in Sioux City and sent to Chicago for payment and was of course protested. They are a smooth pair of rascals and should be caught and brought to justice. ONE THOUSAND bushels corn wanted on Sec. 32, Plum Creek, at 30c a bushel by W. H. Conner. — f . SEE Stough'8 corn want. ) " By order of Chief Kennedy of the detective service." " For what am I arrested?" ' "That I do not know. My orders from the chief were simply for your arrest. " " I would like to see my friends." "Certainly." He subsequently learned that the detective really wished Gen. Jones to escape but he made no effort to do so. He was under the impression that he had been arrested because he had, on landing at New York, refused to allow the custom officers to examine Miss Scott's baggage. He turned the young lady over to the care of two friends in the hotel, Dr. Wynn, who had just is-" sued from prison, where he had been placed for suspected treason, and Dr. Wynn's wife. Then Gen. Jones called for Col. Kennedy, who soon appeared. ' Will you tell me by whose orders I have been arrested?" Gen. Jones then asked. Col. Kennedy produced a telegram and invited him to read it. It was- written on the peculiar paper used by the state department, commanding the arrest and imprisonment of Gen. Jones and was signed by Wm. H. Seward. Gen. Jones asked for no further explanations but said he would like to have his trunk. Detective Farley then told him he had taken possession of his- trunk on the cab and that it would go with him to prison., Soon a carriage arrived and Gen. Jones was driven to- the dock whence he was taken to Ft. LaFayette. The commanding officer told him that an officer would be at his service at any hour of the day if he wished to go to the city. He went next day and had an interview with the representative of Bogota in New York, who offered him the protection of his house but the general declined if. That evening, Dec. 19, 1861, he was taken back to the dock and rowed to Ft. Hamilton. Here ho passed between two rows of soldiers to the quarters, of the commanding officer, Col, < Burke, who was an Iowa man and received him kindly. The same night he was transported back to Ft. LaFayette. ' Here his person was examined and his collar and cuff buttons removed and he was given a bed of .straw in a cold -apartment, Early next morning a . menial employed about the prison entered and inquired: " Is there a feller named Jones in here?" .. Gen - Jones replied that he was that "feller." " Well, here's a note for yer." The general opened in and it proved to be from a wealthy lady of New York named Gil.son whose husband was also 5 the f l ' ison - It informed him that she had sent him some game and delicacies and would keep him supplied with all the luxuries of the table he might wish, and she did. The commanding officer had gone to New York the previous night to go to a ball. He was a lieutenant from Gen. Jones' own state, Indiana, and when he learned of the scant accomodations and courtesy the general had received he was furious. Thereafter the general had no reason to complain of his treatment. Feb. 22, 1862, he was released by order of Secretary of War Stanton. Chas. O'Connor, the great New York lawyer, now deceased, advised him to n nnn a £ ainst Secretary Seward for »oO,000 damages and he was about to do so when the secretary died. To Gen, a friend of Gen. Jones, Secretary Seward explained that he had caused the arrest of Gen. Jones tomake an example of him for the benefit of the ro u^i ln Dl i bu( iw e who sympathized with the confederacy. GLOVES and mittens. We full lino of the best at lowest Lungdon & " n --•- ^., IBS 1 !' '( JK<?Sy?'y3i ____ "ii_... .. ..

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