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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 25, 1891
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THE UFPJfiU DJSS MOINJM: ALOONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY^ NOV. 25,189 L AN ENGLISH TOtMST, ME HEARS A StORY OP HOW Hr.r MIT MOUNTAIN WAS NAMED. An American Commercial Trnreler TrIU it Strnnjr« tart* Ahnni lh« tnh<>!y. Lovefclftk *tlim* of tlm Selkirk*— tin- MonnUlrt W*» Nktncd for tttm. The train had stopped near th« henn of the Selldrka, tinder the shadow of u great bare crag, which the guide book Bald was the Hermit mountain. Th<rock rose almost precipitously, culmltwt Ing In a crest extending for hundreds of feet to thn north, and the top of the crest seemed almost us sharp as a razor. WIMi arms akhnlw on the rail of the observation car was an "English tourist, who wore A inotioele and n stare, and sceincil very much bored by tho Scenery. NIMH him stood a commercial traveler of Toronto, who was explaining how Mi.- mountain got its nimio. "Follow the cilgo of the moiintin-i from Its front to tho rear," ha <mi<l "Right where the edge breaks off yon Bee ft solitary pyramid. From here it seems to be only about six feet lull. though In rcnllty It Is about thirty 1'ci-t high. Don't you see It bears some n- sornbliuicf to it man? That Is tho hermit,. and It IH thin solitary pillar that gave tiame to the mountain." The Jflngllsh tourist suddenly show-^l indlcatlotm of in tores t. Ho edged ft lilt!" nearer, and remarked: "Dog pardon, did I hoar you say sonic thing about a hermit?'' Tho commercial traveler gave his comrade a dig In the ribs. "Why, yea," lit- said to tho tourists "didn't you over lio:ir the remarkable facts about thohemii! here?" "No," said tho tourist. A DtiuMMicn's BTOIIY. "Well, I'll tell you tho story," said the drummer. "It's a remarkable ono, nml every traveler ought to know it. You BOO, about tho time of the gold oxcitr- ment In tho Fnixer river country 'way back in 1850 u man came hero to make hla fortune. Ono of tho miners luul brought Into this wild region his little family, and among thorn was his daughter, a very pretty giii, wlMi whom thin other follow foil madly in lovo. He had a hated rival, of course, and In a fow months this rival carried off tho pritn, and life becamo a hollow mockery to t.lic disappointed lovor. Ho becamo not only a woman hator, but a hator of his kiiul, and he iniulo up his mind lie would spuml the rust of his life as a hunnit. "So he came to this mountain, ami he clambered up that brush that you KCC alongside, and ha built him a lint <>l stones and branches, and tliero ho begun his now life. Ho had a gun and lived on what ho could shoot, a little (lour ho got from tho HitUlomont and the berries ami roots ho gathered. Ho lived that way u good many yuan), bringing down from tho mountain an occasional fnr or bear skin, which ho wild Cor provisions. For years now h« hiw boen old and unable ID hunt well, but nothing has over Induced him to give up his queer life." By this time tho English tourist wan nil eyes and earn. "You don't mean to toll mo," ho said, "How on earth docs ho live now?" "Well, oniio a week tho people who live in thin littlo Immlut you see here (ill a basket with provisions undone of them takes it up to tho top of tho mountain When tho hermit hoars anybody coming ho loavos his hut and retreats into the woods. The man with tho supplies leaves tho Imskot at the door, and the next fellow who conies up with provisions leaves another basket nml takes- back the empty one, TIIIC TOUUIST 1I1C1.IUV1C1) IT. "The hermit, never npoaks to iinyboiiy Early in tho winter, before there is d;tn gor of a big fall of snow, a lot of pro viNions is talcnn np to him, for fear lh"i a heavy tinowl'all will prevent any om- from reaching tho top." "Why, doHsn't he get siek and need n doctor sometimes?" asked tho tourist. "Nobody knows that lie ever had a sick day. He is old, but he's well. You see the air up there Is magnificent, nml there's no reason ho should bo Bielc There ho is now," continued tho drummer, In a stato of wild excitement "There lie is; near tho edge of that rock Don't you BOO him?" The ISngllshimvn looked, but could see nothing. Ho borrowed a field glass anil was adjusting the focus when tho exclaimed; "There, he's gone, 1 just caught u glimpse of him. lie's up so high he didn't look biggnr'n n spook, any way.' "Remarkable," said tho Englishman, as he lapsed into a sent. Ho roiled it all over In his mind for u couplo of hours. Meanwhile tho story of tho Englishman's interest in the hermit luul been told to a number of choice spirits, and there had fyeen much hilarity. One of the men who shared tho fun was standing neiu the Toronto drummer, when tho English tourist sidled up to him again, "Now, looka-hore," ho said, "honest, is that really all true about tho hermit?" "Certainly, it's true," said tho commercial traveler. "Most, all tour is;.-. know it, and any one who lives in lhi« country can tell you all about it. A< •; this man here." The Englishman turned to the other man, who told the story of the hermit over again, with some graphic and circumstantial additions. Tho Englishman will probably prepare an account of tin- wonderful hermit for the British press. —New York Sun, Unvlo Sum'* Cur)iuU. Strangers who come to Washington discover things of the existence of which residents know nothing. How many people know there is a large room in the treasury building III which every yard of carpet used in government buildings all over the United States is cut tun! Bowed? The work is done by contract aud carpets are fitted from the architect 1 !* piaua.—^Washington Post. Stealing; • MurcU. "1 want to give you a piece of a<! vice." otoe "All right, let me give you ouo first- wrii 'follow lt."-^New York Epoch, we.- ARQONAUte (M VERA CftUl Gold Md«it«rt of '40 frlill * M«ii«*fi City fcnd n«eom* Ofieon»c«d; tt was Sunday morning when we drop* ped anchor near St. Juan de tjlloa, with its quaint ancient tower, and the city of Vera Crttfc Just before (W. The uniformed customs officials speedily boarded as from a small boat, and while the clanging of some scores of musical Spanish bells from the cathedral towers Oiled the air, the officers were entertained by an encounter between two of our pugnacious gold hunters, who struck vigorously from the shoulder. W H received a speedy permission to land, it- the officials did not appear to enjoy on; companionship. Sunday waa passed i!: looking at the sights in the old Bpatti.-i city, battered and bombarded as it lm< beon two years before by the artillery «• General Scott. Walls and buildings constructed <>t coral rocks were shattered as he had left them, fragments of bombs and Solid shor lay about the streets where his cannon had fired them, and along the beach were numerous dilapidated wrecks of surf boutfl whore he had abandoned them. Numerous army wagons, caissons tfh<1 artillery carriages were scattered about, and thousands of Yankee made pack saddles wore offered us for our Journey Those and much other paraphernalia, the production of army contractors, had only served the purpose intended—that of ei. riching tho contractors. Tho only pack saddle found useful WH the Mexican one, consisting of twogr .n pillows of leather connected and hunj{ astride the mule, and weighing without; tho "cargo" some eighty pounds, on tin! top of which or suspended from it won!,I be a load of some 200 pounds. As our war with Mexico had ju ; closed, and the ignorant masses yet he! I us In tho same enmity with which tin.-." had regarded their conquerors, matte; i did not look favorable for a peacojV.I passage over the whole extent of Mexico, especially as we expected to follow li.j route taken by Scott's army and to pa:u over battlefields where, as wo learned, bleached skeletons lay still unburied The government, in fact the whole country, was yet in a state of demoralization, and guerrillas and robbers Infested almost every milo of tho way. Besides this, merchants of intelligence in Vora Cruz warned us that we were almost sure to bo robbed and murdered that if wo should escape this fate w could not find provisions on our journey for men or beasts, and that we would most surely break down ouranimalaaml bo glad to resort to horse or mule nun it to sustain life. Impressed by these talus (which found fulfillment to some extent even as to inulo meat, with rattlesnakes added), about fifty of the most pro nouuced and boastful among our com pany took a return passage on the ves.i.O for Now York.—Colonel A. C. Ferris i • Century, 8triui|(<> l''actK About AooUlontn. The collection of largo groups of facts about accidents which lias boen mi»u« necessary by the development of aoei dent insurance has made a contribution to one department of social science thai is by no means uninteresting. For in stance, it is a curious fact that a man it- much more likely to lose his left hu:i i than his right hand, or bis loft eye than his right eye; statistics show, too, that when a man insures himself against incidents he thereby greatly diminished tho risk of accident—and this is probably explained in this way: When a man's attention is called to a danger he fixes \iif mind on It, and thereby consciously or unconsciously makes unusual effort to avert it, It therefore happens that u man is more likely to be a victim of an accident of a kind that he never thought of than of the kind against which he in Bures himself, A man, for instance, who handle.* sharp tools will insure himself against an accident from tho use of them, am! the first thing lie knows he will be draw ing pay from an insurance company foi an injury done by getting a cinder in hi,eye.—Forum. tfa« Cobf* Wi<i ill* Kmptt CM. the terrible cobra de capello, which <• feared and venerated in India as a sn;ti;.- god, is occasionally caught napping when he has encroached on the territory »i others. A resident in India says that he WM. one day much astonished by hearinx •'' succession of report*. Hketheflringof n n- volver, which issued from the "godowi.. or storeroom. As he opened the dooi « strange sight met his gaze. A cobra had managed to get into the room and had been attracted by an empty biscuit tin- in American parlance a tin cracker box —about 13 by 6, In which some crumb? were still remaining. The cover had not been well opened and the edges were jagged. The cobi-.-i had pressed his head inside to lick up the crumbs, but he could not get it nut again. The more he tried, the more din! cnlt did it become. In his rage his hood expanded and wits lacerated by the sharp edges of the tin and upon this he began to lash about with his tail. Pop, pop, went bottles ol champagne and beer; these were the re ports which had been heard within, nml they had given the signal which brought his executioners to the spot. — Youtn'." Companion. The night Arm nnd Left Tout. The right arm Is always a little larger than the left, but the left foot is almost always larger than the right, presumably because, while nearly every man UFHS his right arm to lift a weight or strike a blow, he almost invariably kicks with his left foot, while the lounger stands on his left leg and lets his right fall easily, because he has learned by experience that this is the best attitude he can assume to prevent lassitude and fatigue. This constitiit bearing of the weight on the left foot makes it wider than the right, and it often happens that a man who tries on a shoe on the right foot and gets a close fit has to discard the shoes altogether because he cannot endure the pain caused by the tightness of tho left. If when riding on the street car you will take the trouble to notice, you will see that In laced shoes the gap is much smaller on tho right foot than on the left. while witli button shoes the buttons have to be set back ten times on the left shoe to once on the right.— Bt, Louis Globe-Democrat. Rome No Larger Than llrooklyn. Tho exaggerations of Vossius, Lipains and Chateaubriant, who give to imperial Rome 14.000,000, 6,000,000 and 8,000.000 of inhabitants, are too absurd to deserve notice. Hume, who, in his masterly essay on the "Populousness of Ancient Nations," has discussed the question of the population of Rome with his usual learning and good sense, arrives at the conclusion that Rome, when at her zenith, might have been as populous as London in 1700; in other words, that she might have had from 700,000 to 800,000 Inhabitants. U-ibbon estimated the population at 1,200,000. but it would appeal- that the more moderate estimate of Hume Is the more accurate. The population of Rome at its largest, therefore. did not exceed that of Brooklyn in 181)1 —Brooklyn Eagle. Antiquity ot tho Wntnr Pump. The water pump of today is but an improvement on a Grecian Invention which first came into use during thu reign of Ptolemies Philadelphos and EnergetoB, U8U to 881 B, C. The name, which is very similar in all languages, is derived from tho Greek word pempo, to send or throw. The most ancient description we have of a water pump is by Hero, of Alexandra. There is no authentic account of the general use of the pump in Germany previous to the begin ning of the Sixteenth century. At about that time tho endless chain and buekm works for raising water from mines be gun to bo replaced by pumps. In tho Seventeenth century rotating pumps, like the Pappenham ongine.with two pistons, and tho Prince Rupert,with one, were lirst used. Pumps with plunger pistons were invented by Morland, an Englishman, in 1074; the double acting pump, by De la Hire, the French aciuh-* mician.—New York Telegram. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. OEd. E. CLAfcKE, ATfonNETf At LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, fa. Vv. B. QUARTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossuth Coiinty bank, Algona, Iowa. E. M. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Over Kossuth Co. bank. DANSON BROS., ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Prank Bros. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chilschllles' store. t. K. OARFIEL.D, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State St., one door east of Cordlngley. Residence, McGregor st., east of the public school building. H. C. MoCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. MORSE & PRIDE, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. Office east of Rutherford house, Algona, Iowa. 1 G. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Next door to J. O. Smith's store, Algona, la. J. E. HILL, M. D,, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Wesley, Iowa. Day and night calls attended to with pvomtness. T. J. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation In English and German. Office and reHldonce over H. Gootsch's store, Whlttemore, Iowa. Soccessor to U Wilson, Office and Yard on, street south o/ State, ALG-OtfA, * IOWA, 4 ALEX. WHITE, Agent. Handles the best of all descriptions of BUILDING MATERIAL Which includes everything that is possibly needed for the construction of anything from a picket fence to the very finest residence. WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to figure your bills, and we will prove that this is not merely idle talk. DR. OEO. J. HOLTFOERSTER, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Spec 'Its, ( eases of the skin. Fits, epilepsy, etc., cured. ^ SAVING OF JUST $20 —ON A SEWING MACHINE.— You can make that on a first-class machine by calling at The Upper Des Molnes office. Nurwu|{lltii Hoi-nut. A traveler in Norway says that the horsos in that country have a very son Bible way of taking their food, which might be beneficially followed hern They have u bucket of water put down beside their allowance of hay. It is in terostiug to see with what relish thry tuka a sip of the one and a mouthful ol the other Alternately, sometimes onl\ moistening their mouths aa a rational being would while eating his dinner o( euoh dry food. A broken winded horse is scarcely ever seen in Norway, and th»question is if the mode of feeding has not something to do with the preservation o; the animal's respiratory organs.—Lon don Tit-Bits. SEASONABLE ADVIOE. A Favorite for the AVintcr Months—Do You Wonder Wlmt H Is? F. W. Dingloy, drupjrlst, takes ospocinl pluusuro iu supplying his customers with the best medicines obtainable. Among tho many excellent preparations on his shelves may be mentioned Chamberlain's Cough Hemecly, a favorite din-lug tho winter, months on account of its groat success in tho cure of colds. There is nothing that will loosen a severe cold-so quickly, or so promptly relieve the lungs. Then it coun- toraots any tendency toward pneumonia. It is pleasant and sufo to tuko, ami fully worthy of its popularity. KIIOWH It to He Uulinblc. Dr. R. Li. St. John of Howlaud, Putnam county, Missouri, takes especial pleasure in recommending Chamberlain's Cough Hom- ody because be knows it to bo reliable. Ho has used it iu hia practice for several years and says thero is none bettor. It is especially valuable for colds and as a preventive and cure for croup. This most excellent remedy is sold by F, W. Dingley. U Has No Ulval. As a preventive, and ouro for croup Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has no rival. It is in fact tho only remedy that can always bo depended upon and that is 'jloasaut and safe to take. There is not the .east danger In giving it to children, as it contains nothing injurious. Sold in 50-ceut bottles by F. W. Dingloy, If You Are Troubled with rheumatism or a hxuio back bind on over tho sout of the pain a piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm. Wntortowu Hoots and Shoos, I have just received an invoice of tho above make, consisting of Kangaroo, Calf, and Dongola Kid, both for ladies' and gentlemen's wear. Having had 25 yours 1 experience in tho manufacture of boots nnd shoos I can with confidence assure my patrons that for quality of material and style of llnish those goods have no superior in our market. Prices to suit the times. JNO. SHARP. South Dodgo-st., Algona. J8 Consumption Cum!, An old physician, retired from practice, hav- Inii had placed In his hands by an Kust India missionary the formula of a simple vegetable remedy for tho speedy and permanent cure of consumption, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma, and nil throat and lung affections, also a positive and radical cure for nervous debility aud Take Warning in Time! all nervous complaints, after having tested Its wonderful curative powers In tlut AUvIe*. Miss Pass* (of uncertain age?—Te hi- I don't know whether to go iuto the suri or not Some folks eay the aalt wutt-r makes wrinkles. Old Fisherman—No, mum, it's ju&1 i>i» other way, mum, Salt water t»••••- wrinkles out, mum. Just you try it a,i 8*e.—New York Weekly, thousands of ciCses7ha"s felt it bis duty to make it known to his suffering fellows. Actuated by this motive aud a desire to relieve human suffering, I will send free of charge, to all who desire it, this recipe, iu German, French, or English, wltli full directions for preparing and using. Sent by mall by udtlroiMliig with stamp, naming this paper. W. A. Noyos, 820 Powers' Block Hoehester, N. Y,_^ A FINE line of new dried fruits at W. F. Carter's. KuglUh Spavin Liniment Removes all hard, soft, or calloused lumps or blemishes from horses, blood spavin, curbs splints, swoeuey, ring boue, stifles, sprains, al swollen throats, etc. Save »50 by use of one bottle; warranted. The most wonderful bleni sh cure ever kuown. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. Itch cured in 30 minutes by Wolford's Saul tary Lotion. Sold by Dr. Shoetz. T)O YOU WANT A SEWING MACHINE FOB »S5 Worth WSJ You can get that kind of a bai g»lu at The Upper Des Moiues office. FARM LOANS. Having secured! the agency of the. New England Loan and Trust Company, I am now prepared to make farm loans on five to ten years! time at the lowest possible rate, with privilege of partial! payments before duev Office over Clirischilles' storej.'Algona. S. S. SESSIONS. Farm Loans. I can now make loans on Improved lands, from one to ten years time, and give the borrower the privilege of paying the whole loan or any part thereof In even 8100 at any date when interest falls due. This is Iowa money, and no second mortgage or coupons taken. This plan of making a loan will enable the borrower to reduce his mortgage at any time and save the Interest on the amount paid. Money furnished at once on perfect title. Call on or address H. HOXIE, Algona, Iowa. Buy the Best. 3uy Bonaparte Yarn. 3uy Bonaparte Blankets. Buy Bonaparte Flannels. 3uy Bonaparte Pants. Buy Rockford Cotton Socks. Buy Racine Woolen Hosiery. Buy Lamb Knit Goods. Buy Staley Knit Shirts. Buy Good Boys' Clothing. Buy Lion Brand Overalls. Buy Lion Brand Duck Coats. Buy Grinnell Gloves and Mitts. Buy Brodhead Dress Goods. Buy Rochester Ladies' Shoes. Buy Men's Hub Gore Shoes. Buy Durable School Shoes. Buy Milwaukee Boots. Buy Best Rubber Goods. Buy St. Paul Fur Coats. Buy where you get the Best. Buy of TCOKItT EVtnr V/QMAN THAT HAS ANY SENSE, ' AND MANY THERE BE WE HOPE, ^^ V/ILL SPEND HER CENTS FOR A USEFULCAKE Of FAIRBANKS-SANTA-CLAUS-SOAP* SEEDS, SEEDS! Dealer in all kluils of Furniture, Picture Frames, Looking glasses, chroiuos, and all kinds of rendy-mude colNus. Hoarse for public use. Headquarters for the best SEWING MACHINES AND ORGANS, Timothy seed, Red clover seed, Mammoth clover seed, White clover seed, Oil cake meal, Lawn and orchard grass, German millet seed, Alsyke seed, Blue grass seed, Red top seed, Canada field seed, Stock food, Seed flax, seed wheat, Seed oats, seed corn, AT J. J. WILSON'S. Dr. Hathaway. D. H. HADLEY, M. D., Aaalstanfa (Regular Graduates. Registered.) The Leading Specialist of the Weak Private, Blood, Bkla and Nervous Diseases. \. TOTING MEN \ whoby thelrownact* State: University The Several Departments will Begin the Year 1891-92 on Sept. 16, DO YOU WANT AN AUCTIONEER? AUCTIONEER, Will cry city and farm property, make collections, etc. All business of a private nature strictly confidential. Office with F. M. Taylor, over Howard's. Each department is thoroughly equipped foi efficient work, and no pains will be spared to afford students the best possible opportunity to pursue their chosen lines of study, For particular information as to the respective departments, address as follows: Collegiate—Charles A. Schaeffer, president Iowa City. Law—Emlln McClaln, chancellor, Iowa City. Medical—L. W. Llttig, M. D., secretary of faculty, Iowa City. Homooepathio Medical—A. O. Cowperthwaite M. D., dean of faculty, Iowa City. Dental—A. O. Hunt, M. D., dean of faculty Iowa city. Pharmaceutical—E. L. Boerner, Ph. G., dean of faculty, Iowa City. Expenses in all departments are reasonable Cost of board in private families, $3 to $o per week; in clubs, fl.50 to $2.50 per week. for catalogues, or for general information address CHAS. A. SCHAEFFER. President. of Imprudence ly Buffer from Ne> TOUB Debility, El- Imustlng drains upon the fountains of lite. affecting the I — ' body and man! ihould consul celebrated Dr. away at once member nervous Sis- cases (with or without dreams) or de* blllty and loss of nerve power, treated Bclentlflcally, by new methods, with great success. , It makes no differ- 'enoe what you bara taken or who uai —«.„- failed to cure you, LOST MANHOOD and all weakness of tbo •eiual organs absolutely cured. FEMAI.E DISEASES cured at home without Instruments! a wonderful remedy. CATARRH and Diseases of the $kln, Blood. Heart, Liver and Kidneys. • lvvu * «5,T£ n A M8t , Tl10 Tno8t "PH- BBfo Bn * eff ectlve remedy. A complete cure guaranteed. *™™*™* Of ° 11 blad9 curod vhe " BISCHAKOES promptly . __ METHODS. 1. 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