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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 27, 1892
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THE tlPI'KK JOES MOlfcHMi ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 27,1892. GLOBING ALASKA, THRILLING EXPERIENCES OF A PARTY OF SCIENtlSTS. Tli« Strange fcand of Hie Tar Northtveit Has Maujr Interesting Features—Lux- nrUnt Tetfetatloii Where There It No toe —St. Klla» Not a Volcano. Mr. Israel 0. Bnssell has retnrned to Washington from that region of eternal ice and snow in Alaska, where the highest peak in North America rises to an altitude of 19,000 feet from a glacier 1,000 sqhftre miles in area and us big as all those of the Alps put together. Along the edge of the glacier, all tha way from Icy bay to Yakutiit bay, there extends a strip of green coast which ia Covered with luxuriant vegetation. Strawberry vines cover the ground f6t miles, and the verdant fieldo are reddened as far as the eye can reach with luscious fruit; Which compares favorably in point of size and flavor with tha finest grown in temperate latitndeij. There are huckleberries, too, and "salmon berries," which are something between blackberries and raspberries, buit of giunt size, measuring nearly two inches in diameter. All the lowlands are carpeted with violets, buttercups, yellow monkey flowers and other wild blossoms. Here and there, In the midst of the vast ice fields, are the loveliest gardens watered by the melting snow. There are plenty of grizzly bears in the vicinity of Mount St. Elias, but Mr. Russell did not find them very dangerous. He says that his encounters with , them reminded him of killing pigs. OJ brown and black bears he saw and shot a great many. The expedition met with enough perils, however, to satisfy tha •Jhost adventurous geographical explorers. Nearly all of the climbing had to be done up steep walls of • ice and snow by cutting steps. At almost any time u slip would have precipitated the party down the frozen.precipices thousands ol feet. On one occasion they were descending when they found that an ava- • lauche had carried away the steps which I they had made in going up. The im- ' promptu staircase was destroyed for 300 feet, and they had to lower a man bv a rope to chop out another, there being'no other way of getting down. Such accidents as this were not uncommon. 'HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES. Avalanches were continually falling, rushing down .the slopes with the speed of rail way .trains and with a 1 roar like , thuudor that could be heard twenty miles away. One night about 12 o'clock the party was passing ovr-r a bad place in the Agassis! glacier. Two men were in tha lead, drawing u sled. Suddenly they disappeared from Bight, having fallen ijito a fissure in the ice. Luckily they were caught upon a projecting ledge at the depth of about twenty feet, else they would never have been seen again. They were hauled out with ropes. Tha next day in the name neighborhood Mr. Russell chanced to look behind him and aaw that the ice field over which he had just passed was gone, leaving an enormous hole of unknown depth. Another time one of his men tumbled into a crevice, and was only e^ved by the pack fastened to his shoulder, which interrupted his progress through a twist in the frozen tunnel that had yawned for him. The Agassiz glacier is one of the four great glaciers which, together with about a thousand small ones, flow out from the mountains at the north to the mighty IJalaspina glacier, pouring their streams of ice continually into this vast frozen sea. This glacier of Maluspina, from 1,500 to 2,000 feet thick, is interesting, not merely because of its enormous «ze, but also by reason of the fact that it is the only one now in existence of the ' Title* and Plt*n "Ml«t«>;" Not many years ago the title of doctor was considered justly as an honor and an evidence of sound education and training. The extraordinary fondness in this country for titles of all kinds, especially those of doctor, professor and colonel or soine military equivalent, has taken away all the prestige from .the name. The druggist at the corner is a "doctor," the chiropodist Is » "professor," and the advertising columns of some newspaper.* are emblazoned with pictures of the:--H longhaired "doctors" and "professors." To a man who has been a groom th=bestowal of "doctor medicines," n > doubt, still confers an honors but, on I,: • whole, the title has become rather >. trade mark and a donvenient tneati.-- « unobtrusive advertisement rather t' 1.111 . badge of distinction or evident- <>'' scholarly attainment. There seems to be a growing feeling that, after all, the title of "mister" i:< an noble a one as a gentleman needs or iwii desire. This is the title that is almost now a distinction among medical men, who feel their own strength and rest on their consciousness of being masters of their art—the good old title of "mister,." which some of the best men in the profession find ample for all social and professional purposes. It is certainly infinitely more honorable than any un academic or unwarranted use of the title of "doctor." And I see many indications that this view is shared by the professional and by many who think they have a right by courtesy to something more.—New York Herald. It Came Off, for Once, "How now! What hoi dear sir," said an old rounder, stopping me at the Washington statue in front of Independence hall, "will you allow me, beneath the shadow of this histpric building, to speak a few words to you?" "Well, go ahead," I said. "For "about the fiftieth time I read the Declaration of Independence today," he continued, "and I pondered long and deeply over it «I believe the whole gist of it is that all men are free and equal. Am I not right?" "Certainly. But what have I to do with ti-ut?" I asked. "Everything, my dear sirj'everything," he replied. "You are a good American, I know, and that is the reason why I wished to say to you that men are not free and equal in all cases." "In what cases are they not?" "Well, take for instance our own case," he said with all seriousness. "True, we are both free, but we are not equal. You have enough money about you to buy a bracer. I have not. Therefore we- are not equal. Do I make myself clear?" "Perfectly. Here you are. Will ten place us upon an equal footing?" "Undoubtedly. Would that all Americans thought as much of our fundamental principles." And he shot up the street rejoicing in the fact that for once he was free and equal.—Philadelphia Press. Numea or London Streets. I don't wonder that reformers shudder when it comes to the names of streets. I myself have counted twenty-six King streets, sixteen Queen streets and thirteen Duke streets in this town! The same name will repeat itself in street, roud, place, crescent and square, upper and lower,-east and west, until the brain begins to soften. We've spent mora shillings in directing cabs to Gloucester something or other, when we ought to have gone to Gloucester something else, than I dare tell. Bob declares he'll be chained to an address book hereuf ter. I suppose a good ileal of this repetition is due to tho greediness with which London swallows up town after town. But really there is BANGER covered all of this continent- us far south as Philadelphia and St. Louis, leaving traces that are visible to this day in scratches on tho rocks. A GLACIAL KIVER. Where in that region is bare Of ice the vegetation attains an almost tropical luxuriance, and the Arctic jangles are well nigh impassable to the explorer. One of the chief obstacle* encountered in threading them is a plant known as the "devil's club," which grows to a height of ten or fifteen feet, its stems running along the ground for some distance and then turning upward. Every part of its surface, even to the ribs of the leaves, is thickly set with spines, which inflict painful wounds, and breaking off in the flesh cause festering sores. In the Lucia glacier occurs a most interesting feature in the shape of a glacial river which comes out from a mountain through an archway of ice, flows for a mile and a half in plain view, and then ia lost to sight in another tunnul. Where the stream emerges finally is unknown. No explorer has as yet been bold enough to enter the tunnel and drift through, after the fashion of Allan Quaterinain and Umslopogaas. The greatest risk in each au undertaking would ba from fall- idg blocks of ice. At tho mouth of the tunnel there are always confused noises and rhythmic vibrations to be heard from the dark recesses within. The air ia filled with pulsations like deep organ notes, and it requires but little imagination to transform these strange sounds into the voices and songs of inhabitants of the nether world. It used to he supposed that Mount St. Elias was a volcano, and sea captains sailing on the Pacific have often beheld what they imagined to be smoke issuing from its summit; bat this is a mistake, and it is probable that the alleged smoke was really avalanche dust blowu upward by tho wind. —Washington Cor. New York Sun. An Old Itlb of Wood. , In G-alveston, in, sinking an artesian well, which is now 3,040 feet in dopth, gray and green clay, mixed with wood, lime concretions and pebbles, were found At a depth of 1,010 feet. The age of the wood is estimated at 200,000 years by Profwaor Singley, and in the stratum, which is 100 feet in thickness, he found (Seeds resembling apple and hackbtrry peed*.—Yankee Blade. borhood, not half a mile long, has three names. It's a blessing to get into Piccadilly, Oxford street and the Strand, for then I know where I am; but now I come to think of it, I don't know anything of the sort, for Piccadilly runs into Knights bridge, that street runs into several things, the Strand becomes Fleet street at Temple Bar—or, perhaps I ought to say, at the place where Temple Bar once stood—and Oxford street loses itself in Holborn.—London Cor, Kate Field's Washington. The Glow Worm's Light, The English glow worm is the wingless female of a winged beetle. Some suppose that the light she bears is bestowed for her protection to scare away the nightingale and other nocturnal birds. Others, however, believe that the gift of brightness is the very lure by which her foes are assisted to discover and devour her. Much speculation has been indulged in as to the nature of the glow worm's light, which is not put out by water nor seemingly capable of giving forth any heat. It has been asserted that the light diffusing substance contains phosphorus, but this has never been proved. Certainly it is incapable of communicating ignition to anything. —Washington Star, . A Ticking; Tombstone. A "ticking tombstone" draws many visitors to the cemetery of the London Tract meeting house on the boundary line between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Two centuries ago the region was settled by Quakers from London, and the meeting house is quaint and venerable. A constant ticking comes from one of the old tombstones; and while many superstitious ears listen to the sound with awe, practical people say that the strange noise is caused by a subterranean rivulet, which drains drop by drop, against the base of the tombstone.—Yankee Blade. A Slid Complication. "I'll never publish another book anonymously as long as I live," said a poet on Christmas morning. "Why not?" queried a friend. "Because I have already received five copies of uiy own book from uiy admirers, with the compliments of the season."—Harper's. People Who Should US Cireftil They U«e the Rapid lift*. The general use of rapid traveling elevators Is having an eflfect upon the people who nse them that is causing a good deal of speculation aa to whether it J* safe for a person having a weak heart to ride up and down on them habitually. Some persons believe that the rapid motion and sudden stops are liable to produce' heart disease. Doctors are not positive on the subject, but their opinion* seem to lend color to the theory that a person with a weak heart should not ride frequently on such elevators. "This is certainly a very interesting question," said Dr. Thomas J. Mayn, who makes diseases of the heart » specialty. "I have heard people complaining of a sinking feeling in these rapid transit elevators, but whether the movement of the elevator has any effect on the heart or not I am not prepared to say. When a person's heart is diseased in any way the slightest change of environment will affect it, of course. Thu movement of the elevator causes u change of environment, but it may'ot may not cause an aggravation of the heart trouble. Doubtless it quickeiw the movement of ,the heart, but without investigation of the subject it would seem to me that the movement of u rapid transit elevator would only affect those persons whose hearts are affected. However, I am not prepared to give an opinion without study of the question." Dr. Frank Woodbury, another physician who gives heart troubles special attention, also said he had not studied the question, but he was rather inclined to- think the movement of a rapid transit elevator would affect a person; "but," said he, "I think it would have moro effect on the nerves than on the heart. 1 came down in one of. those elevators this morning with a lady, and she complained of a sinking feeling, as if she was going to faint. Not having given the matter any serious consideration,] am not prepared to give an opinion, but I should think nervous people would very probably be affected by the sudden and swift upward or downward motion of an elevator." Dr. John B. Shoemaker was another physician who declined to express an opinion. "I have heard the matter discussed," said he, "but I have not given it personal attention. The motion of a rapid elevator undoubtedly has a temporary effect on some people, but whether it affects the heart permanently or not I cannot say." Another physician said that many persons' nerves and hearts are affected by the excessive use of tobacco, and the rapid motion of the elevator will always affect them. The heart is always affected by the constant use of tobacco, and its movement easily quickened by excitemwit of any kind. This is especially the case with persons of a nervous temperament, and those persons always have sinking feeling when a rapid transit elevator suddenly starts or stops. Whether these rapid transit elevators have a permanent effect upon the heart or nerves, he would not venture an opinion.— Philadelphia Kecord, Won by a Cuff Button."Do you see that peculiar looking stud that man is wearing on his shirt front?" said a hotel clerk the other day, pointing to a gentleman standing near by, and on whose expansive bosom was fastened a gold button with a bird in black enamel upon it. "That man is a St. Louis drummer, and he has been wearing that stud for twenty years to my knowledge," added the clerk. "It was twenty years ago that he married a relative of Patrick Egan, of Nebraska. Previous to that time a certain young business man of Chicago was also courting her, and among the presents he once gave her was a pair of cuff buttons, of which that stud was one. The rival saw these buttons one day on the young lady's cuffs, and in jest purloined one of them and placed it in his shirt front. When leaving the house afterward he encountered the Chicago suitor, who spied the jewel. An explanation was demanded of the young lady and an angry scene followed, and the Chicago man left in a huff. When the St. Louis drummer called the next time he proposed and was accepted. After their marriage his .wife told him that had the Chicago lover proposed first, which lie undoubtedly would have done but for the cuff button episode, she would have accepted him. Ever since that time tho happy husband has been wearing that button, and money could not buy it of him."— San Francisco Call. Trill ni nt a Dog to Dig for Truflles. It has been found that dogs could be trained to hunt truffles, and BO great is the demand in France for the truffle that many of the canine species' are now, in certain districts, possessed of this estimable talent. The training through which they pass in order to acquire a scent is a decidedly agreeable one. To begin with,' finely cut or sliced truffles are mixed daily with their food, until at length they develop a liking for the flavor. Afterward their owners conceal in some portion of a field where truffles are supposed to exist a little tin dish of filet aux truffles, covering the same with a fuw handfuls of earth. Tho dog is then brought out and urged to hunt for the dish, goaded by an empty stomach. When he at length finds it he is caressed by his master, and thus in the space of a few weeks he will readily learn to hunt for the vegetable itself.— Washington Letter. IT« Offtr feu a Kemedy wMeh J»Wttre» Safety to j/tfe ofMotlH* and CkllH. "MOTHER'S FRIEMD Hobs ConflnemoHt of its f Kotrot and JBJafc. Aftornilnaonebottleot " Mother's PHsnd " I infferedbntHttlepa in.anddianot experience tlmt SSkMM «»d Wl * Wflh cnse3.-to. ineren . SkMM «»d Wl * Wflh AJIMB GAOK, Lamar, Mo., Jan. IStli, 1B91 Sent b» express, charges prepaid, ou r orlee, *!.«> per bottle. Book to Mot hers mai BBADFIELD BEOVt ATOB ATLANTA, OA, BOLD BY ALL DRtlQOlSTS. Sold by L. A. SHEETZ, Algona. Abstract Office. The undersigned having purchased the ab Htrnct hooks or 0. M. Doxsee, A. D. Clarke & CJo., and W. H. Nycum, are prepared to do iient and reliable work In that line at living prices.. We have but one policy—that of fair dealing and courtesy toward all. With this supplemented by promptness, strict attention to business, and none but ilret-class work, we trust we shall merit and receive the patronage formerly bestowed upon our worthy predeces sors. Office at the old stand of C. M. Doxsee, where we will be pleased to meet and make the acquaintance of our patrous and all others who may favor us by calling. Very respect fully, «SS IRICIE, ABSTKACTERS. Cloths and Trimmings. J. K. FILL & SON, Merchant Tailors A full stock of cloths and trimmings always kept on hanil, and furnished at as low rates as CMI be bought elsewhere. All work done promptly. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION. Come and see us before placing your order. will be to your advantage. It . ac. «SB sonsr. 3D. 15. Harness EVBaker, ALGONA, IOWA. Dealer in 1 Harness, Whips, Blankets, COLLARS, HALTERS, Combs, Brushes, Trunks, Traveling Bags, and horse furnishing goods of all kinds. Repairing done neatly and cheaply. Agent for the celebrated WILBUR'S SEED MEAL and WILBUR'S SURE HEAVE CURE Abstracts. Other abstracteTS have pooled. We're not in it. We have been in the business for 22 years and don't have to sell, but are here to stay. Our work is GUARANTEED and will be done at living prices. Jones & Smith. O. L. Real Estate Dealer, Office and door north of First National bank. Office hours from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. DO YOU WANT AN AUCTIONEER? 13- .A.. AUCTIONEER, Will cry city and farm property, make collections, etc. All business of a private nature strictly confidential. Offlce with F. M. Taylor, over Howard's F. M. BRONSON, Watches and Jewelry, CLOCKS, SILVERWARE, Silver-plated ware, and all kinds of goods in his line. Repairing promptly done. At Frank Bros.' store. r»lng Amber to Imitate Jewels. A-.iiber is often seen carved into elegant forms in ancient Etruscan jewelry. The magnificent necklace known aa the Prince de Canine's, the masterpiece of the Etruscan goldsmith, has pendants of alternate beetles of sardonyx and amber. Jnvenal represents hie patron displaying at his feast a bowl embossed with beryls and raised work of amber. Pliny records the fact that it was used to imitate all the transparent stones, esoecial- ly Wwi amethyst;— Philadelphia Timed, ORIGINAL NOTICE, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE of Iowa, In and for Koasuth County.—Febru ary Term, A. D. 1892.-Benjamln F. Smith, plaintiff, vs. The American Emigrant Company and Geo. M. Bartholomew, defendants. «, ?t S h defendants: You are hereby notified that the petition of plaintiff in the above-en titled cause is now filed in the office of the clerk of the district court of the state of Iowa in and for Kossuth county, claiming of you that he is the absolute and unqualified owner of the southeast quarter of the nortneast quarter of Section Twenty-seven, In Township No. N .l n ?, y ; nine ', Ran '"e No. Twenty-seven, west of oth P.. M. In Iowa, and asking that the title thereto be quieted In him and that you and each of you be forever barred and estopped from claiming any title or right thereto adverse to him; and that unless you appear thereto and defend before noon of the second day of the February term, A. D, 18l)a, of bald court, which will commence at Algona on the -IHhdayof February, 1892, default will be " "" * and judgment rendered GEO. E. CLARKE, Plaintiff's Attorney. entered against thereon. 44W you NOTICE OF PKOBATB OF WILL, STATE OF IOWA, KOSSUTH COUNTY, SS. —In the District Court. To all whom It may concern: Take notice that there was filed in the office of the clerk of the district court of Kossuth county, on the aoth day of January 180S, an Instrument bearing date the 31st day of July, 1801 and purporting to be the last will and testament of Corn-ad J. Schmidt, late of said county, deed., and said . , sa couny, eed. was produced and publicly read by me, an that the second day of tho next term of sai cou con ay o o nex erm of said rt, to be holden on the 29th day of February 1803, at the court house lu Algona. aforesaid, has been fixed for proving said will ; and at SJ o clock p. m. of the day above mentioned all persons Interested are hereby notified and required to appear Jn said court and show cause, If any theyWe, why said instrument should not be probated and; allowed aa and for the last win and teataraeut of said deceased. Dated Algona, Iowa, Jan. 20,180. A . t<t , A. A. BRUNSON, 44W clerk of tho District Court. THE JOHN PAUL LUMBER GO. SUCCESSORS TO J. J. NVJLSQ& Offl.iM and yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALGONA, IOWA, JIandles- the best of all descriptions of Which includes everything that is possibly needed for, construction of anything J rom a, picket fence to the very finest residence. WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. 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