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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 2, 1898
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1)E8 MOXKEBi ALGONA JQWA, WM)N18DA^, MABOH IWWWfi Pushing Work on Type Superior Armored Cruisers the Spanish government Is doing all Within Its power to augment the Strength bf her navy, and with that end in view, orders have been given to push forward the three new armored cruisers, the Cardinal Cisneros, Prihcesa ,de Austurias and Cataluna, which this country Is building, and which are de' ecrlbed In the following articles, taken , from that excellent weekly naval Illustrated paper, El Mundo Naval, written by Lieutenant of the Navy Mario GRublo Munez: "The navy is anxiously awaiting the 'happy completion of the three armored cruisers which are being built in the arsenals of Ferrol, Carraca and Cartagena. The general description given In brief in a previous number, when ,we described to our readers the cruisers Infanta Maria Teresa, Vizcaya and Oquendo, are repeated in reference to their sister ships in all that relates to the generic type; but there will be a large number of new details which augment their flghting value in the Cardinal Cisneros, Prlncesa de Astur- las and Cataluna. Armament to Bo Heavier. "Apart from the small variations of external appearance, the differences to •which we allude are for the main part Introduced In the armament of the new cruisers, which is to be heavier and at the same time more complete. • . "The characteristics of those cruisers are the following: Length, 106 metres; .breadth; 18m. 8cm.; draught, 6m. 6cm.; Displacement, 7,000 tons; engines, 15,!000 horse power, and speed 20 knots. JArmor: Belt, 31cm.; deck, 5cm.; gun position, 27cm., and conning tower, 31cm. Armament: Hontoria system, 24cm., 2; 14cm. quick firing, 10; small calibre, 20; torpedo tubes, 8. '. "If our readers will take the pains to compare these official figures with those of the Infanta Maria Teresa, Vizcaya and Oquendo they will find in the newly built cruisers an increase of 1-.200 horse power in the engines,which that idea in mind the new cruisers have been equipped, for the rapid firing guns are perfectly protected by armor, and with special provision for a separate supply of shell. Better Than Old Type. "These points will mark the supremacy of the Cardinal Cisneros, Prlncesa de Asturias and Cataluna over the Infanta Maria Theresa type. The rapid evolution which has taken place in naval construction of modern times, age in a^short time the most admired and renowned ships; the sphere of action of the critic expands and extends logically under such circumstances, and daring are the arguments of those who seek to show that efficiency is wanting." HERO OF MAINE DISASTER. Brave "Bill" Anthony, marine orderly of the ill-fated battleship Maine, has a record to be proud of. Amidst, the shrieks of wounded sailors and tho rush of flames, with tho great steel ship settling to its grave and the dead lying thick upon its shattered decks, bravo Anthony made his report to Captain Sigsbee. That report—the essence of courage and discipline—should live in American history. "Sir," said tho gallant orderly, stand- Ing at salute. "I havo to inform you that the ship has boon blown up and Is sinking." "Bill" Anthony has carried a rifle in Undo Sam's service since ho was 17 years old. His father was a boss truckman in New York in tho old days when Fifty-ninth street was out in tho suburbs, and "Bill" was born within a stone's throw of tho battery. Ho was a natural born soldier, six feet two inches tall, broatl-shoulderod, narrow- hipped, slender-limbed, and stouthearted. Tho family moved to New Jersey just about tho time "Bill" completed a rath- excess, but Invariably Just at the wrong time, when his commanding officers- favorite though he was—could not wink at the offense. His last army service was at West Point, where he figured to the admiration of cadets and everybody else as drum major. "Bill's" splendid figure and profound knowledge of soldiery won him this appointment. Ten years ago he left the army and enlisted as a marine. It was the old story over again—rapid advancements, followed by the Inevitable setbacks, all due to unwise conviviality. Not that "Bill" ever transgressed while on duty —for a firmer disciplinarian never Wore a marine uniform. Over at the Brooklyn navy yard Anthony Is well known and well liked. He was stationed there for two years, and during the greater part of that time served as clerk In the recruiting office. Anthony was detailed to the Brooklyn on Its cruise in the China seas. Upon his return ho was sent to the Maine, YOtJM WOMAN LEADS, AMERICAN GIRL IN THE PARIS OBSERVATORY. Dorothea Klumpko ot San Francisco Pusses Over the Heads of Fifty French Students— One of a Group of Talented Sister*. DIVER ON THE WRECKED MAINE, where his soldierly merit won him tha post of marine orderly. W T •Hlll'SOHOJ'THEIOWA ov T!D3 ;nnr« otuntA.vcun i MAINE BOARD OF INQUIRY. «f course will give a largo increase of Speed. In addition to this there is tho finer model which will add still further speed. The armored belt which defends the vital parts of the Cardinal Oisneros is larger and the quality of the plates has improved, and we maintain hopes that the sister ship in Bil- •bao will have even stronger resistive power. The defensive power of the •whole has also increased not a little, 'lor they have the exceptional advan- .tage of the installation of a battery of 14cm. quick firing guns. * Compared with Our Slilpe. 1 "It seems, in our opinion, well to form comparative data with other navies as the best means of appreciating the relative value of the national forces and with that object in view we present to our readers for reference and analogy the three most powerful armored cruisers flying the United States flag, which serve to-day as the sword of Damocles to our Spanish pessimists. "The four fundamental properties of this class of ship, power defensive and offensive speed and radius of action, can be easily appreciated by the data which follows: c) p-3? 1 So pa S? .O II • rt Diiplacement, Tons, 6,300 6.TCO 7,000 8,200 9,250 Machinery. H. power, 8,000 10,000 16,000 17,000 18,000 itelt, In ciu. Deck plating, cm. Gun poulUoni), cm From23 to 28cm.. From 16 toJKcu.. From 14 tolSuin.. SO 7.6 80 c Of 10cm S I Smaller... .,.'.'.'.'. 22 Torpedo tubes 6 Speed In knots 17 liadtus of action in miles 3,500 30 10 £0 4 20 6 17 31 5 27 10 12 23 7.5 16 14 10 — — 20 8 20.5 12 20 7 21 8,500 10,000 12,000 0,000 Deduction ]from Figures. "Direct deduction from the preceding figures enables us without any straining of our conscience to call our three national cruisers superiores in absolu- to over their foreign antagonists, but, nevertheless, the eloquence of those figures should be sufficient to inspire in the pessimists and incredulous tlie ne- 'cessary peace of mind, to close the mouths of those who are constantly £tat)n.g that the Spanish forces are de- feetive and those who 89 freely criti- cise tbe naval profession in our coun- tw> , «fjleeen.t experiences ol such iragort- §HCe f$ that qf t£e battle of tbe Yalu, Jn tbe ClUno-JapaBeee war, have deu> 'fflpltraitefl tbs}'®wy*w»sy of qplofc Hr- ffiS ordnance, aud tbe farmer custom #| trpting to guns of immense cali- bAfji gone put pf 4ato while to-day (jf cpnetruptprs |g mlij- well j>rptcc>,td, erturbulen career in the public schools and one morning he vanished. "Bill" had enlisted. That happened twenty- eight years ago, and from that moment Anthony has never ceased to wear tho uniform. His first active service carried him to the Carolinas, where tho Ku Klux were busily engaged in their deviltries. Thers ho laid the foundation for his soldierly reputation. His commanding officer in those early days was Major Steward, long since retired, but still living. Years later a young man drifted into the marine corps ao a volunteer, a slender, soft-handed felloe, who was the butt of the company until "Bill" Anthony, the prida of tho barracks, called a halt. The recruit proved to be the wayward son of Anthony's old major, and the big marine watched over him like a father. Anthony saw fourteen years of aol- dlering, most of it en tho western plains before he threw in his fortunes with the marines. He was always a marked man In tho service, conspicuous for his magnificent physique, his cool courage, and perfect discipline. As a non-commissioned officer he filled every position known to the military code, and filled them well. There was just one blemish in brave "Bill's" character—a blemish which many believe alone kept him out of a commission. Wreck of the Ashuelot. Lieutenant Frank S. Hotchkin, ol Chicago, who served eighteen years in tho United States navy, and then retired into commercial life, says that il tho Maino had not been a warship tha disaster might have been much worse than it was. Tho lieutenant was an officer on board the the fated Ashuelol when that warship was wrecked in th« China sea. Eight men were lost—three Chinese who were looting the officers' quarters, and five "middies" who jumped overboard, crazed by fear. Tha Ashuelot was built for service on thq Mississippi during the war, and fifteen years ago, Feb. 23, was in Chinese waters. She was walled in by a heavy fog when at 4 o'clock in the morning Lieutenant Hotchkin went to relieve the watch. He had scarcely put foot on deck when the lookout cried: "Land on the starboard beam!" The next minute the ship struck, and had it not been for the discipline tho whole outfit would havo gone to tho bottom. Tho loss of the ship caused an inquiry and a court-martial, and the captain and the navigator wore disciplined. "If ever I am in a marine disaster again," quoth the lieutenant, "I desire that it shall be on a man-of-war." Wheelmen In Training. An experienced trainer asked to condense the best information he could give a now racing man, answered as follows: "Eat almost everything except 'green stuff,' potatoes and turnips. Make beef, dry toast and weak tea the principle articles of food. Do not bq afraid of ice cream and ripe fruit atj your meals. Be in bed at 9 o'clock each, night and up at 6 in the morning. Take a cool spray bath on rising. Do not use tobacco or drink any kind of liquor. For rubbing mixtures so dear to all racing men use witch hazel mixed with a very little pepperment oil. Mix in the proportion of one pint of witch hazel to five cents' worth of oil. Do not depend so much on the mixture as on the rubbing. Have the body well rubbed over. Knead every muscle. End by briskly rubbing in order to bring blood to the surface nicely.—Exchange. An Artists' Model's Card. Even artists' models nowadays use the latest form of advertisement. Ona lady in Paris leaves the following visiting card at the house of certain famous, painters: "X , model. Fine and spiritual figure. Civil as well as military uniforms of all epochs worn with the same style of excellence."—Das Fremdenblatt, Vienna. Man's "science" may bo quite irreconcilable with man's "theology," but God's "Wr-d" and God's "work" can Bill" would drink, not often to I never contradict each other. WRUQKIP <*»Jj9?9SUAm MERICAN girls for a long time have been carrying off some of tho best art prizes in Paris, and the French have grown to accept it as a. foregone conclusion that they will continue to do so; but they were takon by surprise when Miss Dorothea KJumpke, a San Francisco girl, won her way into the Paris Astronomical observatory over the heads of the fifty Frenchmen who were competing, and she now has charge of the department which computes the measurements of the stars .in tho Paris belt, with several young Frenchwomen under her direction. Sho has a special bureau of her own In the great Observatory garden, and it is covered with ivy and surrounded by flowers. Here Miss Klumpko works eagerly from 9 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon, and frequently at night she stays up in the round tower with her telescope turned searchingly upon the stars. Her whole life is bound up in her work. She delights in it, and the heavens to her are as intimate as the little garden of her bureau, where the snails crawl over the paths and tho French roses bloom. DOROTHEA KLUMPKE. Her special duty is to photograph all the stars in her belt. Miss Klumpke went abroad 10 years ago, at the age of 20, and has studied in Germany, Switzerland and Paris. She has a brilliant education, and is a charming and accomplished woman of whom all Americans may well be proud. She has recently been decorated by the French government. She is one of a group of remarkable sisters; Anna Klumpko is a famous portrait painter of Boston, Augusta is a practicing physician in Paris, and Julia, the youngest, a girl of 19, is a most brilliant young lady. They were all born in San Francisco, and educated in the public schools of that city. Their father was born in Holland, and went to America when very young. He settled in the South, but in '49 went West with the gold seekers. Miss Klumpke's great ambition is to finish her immense task in Paris, and to return to her own country to carry on her work in science. She is a firm believer in the astronomical future of America, and feels confident that it wll soon lead the world in the great science. Miss Klumpke, in spite of her love for science, has still a woman's fancy for pretty clothes, and dresses Jn charming taste, her gowns being of her own designing. Why Pay Kent. In his annual report First Assistant Postmaster General Heath declares that the government would effect a considerable saving if it were to purchase outright property conveniently located for its postal stations in the larger cities. Rentals for postal stations in New York city and Brooklyn alone now aggregate $156,045 per annum. This amount would erect and equip several postal stations annually, dependent of course on the value of the real estate in the particular locality. Competition for the location of stations among the large real estate holders, in the larger cities especially, would be so keen that desirable property could frequently be secured at a nominal figure. "Why," asks Mr. Heath, "should the United States government longer pay largo rentals when by an increased appropriation of $300,000 for ten consecutive years—only double present rents—the government would own the premises occupied by every postal station in the United States? Government buildings are practically free from taxation, yet owners of buildings used for postofflce purposes are obliged to consider this item ia submitting proposals," It will be remembered that Mr. Wanamaker when postmaster general, suggested that the money received on deposit in postal savings banks, should they be established, be invested in the erection of government buildings, ' and fee showed clearly that It would be a profitable investment for tbe funds.—New Time, ••»<'' • • ••, When a woman and a cyclone mako up pjnda to. go anywbere Wtb, can stsfi SOMETHING NEW IN FICTION. A Style Snggested by the Great Electrical TrnnimiUdlon tine*. 'A nomadic electrical engineer and Inveator, recently returned from the Pacific coast, relates the following story in the Electrical Engineer: "A few weeks ago a great American eagle, which had been born and brought up In California, and was, therefore, a sound-money advocate, was making a visit in the vicinity of Fresno, Cal. While he was waiting around on the mountainside for his friends to appear he became weary and decided to alight in some convenient place for an interval of rest. He happened to land on one of the barb wires of the electric transmission line coming down from the mountains into Fresno. While enjoying his siesta an eagle came along whom the California bird at first mistook for one of his friends. The stranger also made the mistake of supposing that the California eagle was a friend of his, consequently he alighted on another wire of the transmission lino directly opposite and began a conversation. In the course of tho talk It was discovered that the newcomer was a Nevada bird, and consequently a rabid free-sllvcrite. It is much tho same with the feathered things of the air as it is with human beings; that is to say, that the course of conversation naturally turned to politics and from that to a discussion of tho money question. Tho came when tho birds passed crisis from words to blows. The man who saw tho fight is not exactly certain in his own mind who struck first, but he is positive that when tho beaks of tho two eagles met the only thing that he could see was a cloud of smoke and a flash of lightning. Closer investigation revealed the fact that immediately under tho perches formerly occupied by the two eagles were two pairs of claws, two beaks and several bushels of scorched and pungent feathers scattered over the scenery. The puff of smoke included tho balance of the remains. But hero is where the real damage was done. When these two eagles crossed their bills they short-circuited the line and caused an arc, which was maintained for some minutes, between the two opposite sides of the lino, until the copper was melted through and tho circuit was broken. A search party was sent forth to discover the cause of the lack of electric power in Fresno, and it was several hours before the damage was repaired. The linemen who straightened out the tangle have preserved the beaks and claws of the birds and several of the feathers found on the ground. This is all the proof that any sane man would require as to the actual occurrence I have described." ANSWERS. tag Uat is the matter with them Quaker— You lose the bet. A quill pe ? was used in writing the declaration somewhat freckled News for the Wheelmen. The L A W. numbers nearly 2,000 below the 100 000 -ark within the Now I know why the referred to her 'liquid An immense flssuru three miles long-, and from four to sixteen feet iu width, has recently appeared in the earth at Sisseton Reservation, N. I). A lantern irpppcd to a distance of 150 feot has failed to reach the bottom, and timid beholders imagine they have seen, the jntraiiue to Pluto's dominions'. A Chicago widow started a low- priced restaurant in that city, intended Exclusively for ladies. No 'dish costs tuore than five cents, and some arc as low as three. Kach patron waits 011 herself, choosing just what viands she likes, from convenient counters, and carrying them to the table where she desires to sit. Sir Tatten Sykcs, of London, is very particular in regard to tho fit of his clothes, and wears lots of them. He has been known to parade the streets with seven or eight coats on at the same time. His tailor is compelled to make No. 2 lit snugly over No. 1, No. 3 over No. 3, and so on. The French girl, it is said, is desirous of being married before she is 21 n order not to be proclaimed fille ma,euro when tho marriage banns are published. Before you propose to the daughter, Btudy her mother's character. few weeks. In spite of this i at aming diminution, the maximum of health may bo attained by those who use the Sorting tonic, Hostctters Stomach Witters, which promotes digestion and regularity of the bowels. __ Flowing Measures. "Tho beauty of her voice is quite intoxicating. It's a treat to hear her sing." "Ah— so? newspapers tones.' " ____ _ OH, WHAT SI'LENDID COFFKIS. Mr. (Joodman, AVilliams Co., 111., writes: "From one package Salzer's German Coffee Berry costing luc I grew 300 Ibs. of better coffee than I can buy in stores at 30 cents a lb." A package of this and big seed catalogue is sent you by John A. Salzer Sued Co., La Crosse, Wis., upon receipt of 15c stamps and this notice. w.n.b. In most, of the houses of Lima, Peru, animals are kept on the roof of the houses. A cu If 's first view of the sun is usually from a roof, and it never descends until it comes clown as beef. Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children SiiBcessfully used by Mother Gray nurse in the Children's Home in New York, Cure Feverishness, Bad Stomach, Teething Disorders, move and regulate tbe Kowcls and Destroy Worms, Over ] 0,000 testimonials. THEY NEVER FAIT,. At all druggists, SSc. Sample FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy.JN. Y. The slip of a woman's tongue transposed Evangelist Varley's phrase, "The Lord will shave with a hired razor, "into "The Lord will raze with a hired shaver." _ : People should never marry unless the bridegroom has enough to buy every day's dinner, the bride to buy the supper. __ : Don't Tobacco Spit nnn Smoke Yonr life Jwiiy. To quit tobacco onsily and forever, be magnetic, full of life iinrve and vigor, take No-To-Bnc, tho wonder worker, that makes weak mcu strong. All druggists, 5Uc or ?1. Cure Runrnuteed. Booklet and sample free Address Sterling Rerno'ly Co., Chicago or New York. To cure her chapped hands, Miss Carrie Heed, of Camden, N. J., washed them in gasoline. Then she tried to dry them over a, fire. In an instant they were ablaze, and serious burns resulted. Tonne's Family Medicine. Moves the bowels each day. In order to bo healthy this is necessary. Acts gently on the liver and kidneys. Cures sick headache. Price, 25 and 50c. "The Devil's Auction" is the very inappropriate name of a play. The idea of satan having any "goods" to sell is ridiculous. To Cure Coiistiputlon Forever, i/ J ," kc , ^"^/'/efs Cimclv Ciubarlio. lOo or Foe If C, c. C. lull to euro drufgisis refund monoy. An Ohio minister objects to skating on the ground that it has a tendency to promote backsliding. Smoke Sledge Cigarettes. 20 far 5 ets. There is nothing new under the suu In ancient times people pitched their tents and now they pitch gravel roofs. There is no rhyme for silver, but it jingles with gold very nicely, You can never wait too Ion" for a good meal or a good woman. One of Mrs. Pinkhanfs Talks Concerning a Mother's Duty to Her Young Daughter. Together with Chat with Miss Marie Johnson. ' proper per- The balance wheel of a woman's life is menstruation. On the formance of this function depends her health. Irregularity lays the foundation of many diseases nn/i ;„ • •<. m Tr i« r>* t " iaeuse "' an . a 13 m itself symptom ±^1£S £!! ^-Portancc that Disturb.™, ol the nenrtru.1 Junction this dlffic.ltlm, be and mother has said "Tin. Mother, when you see your danirh and indifferent tS thing. Lt utaUy 6 young- girl, when you note that flush cm that glassy appearance in her ° daughter tells you that even dress waist oppresses her, and that *} ! ! her blepalnain her stomach si lorUyarter^nr ^ rrl * ignore these signs | If ou d " ? ** 1 dou ' fc , a ° heek> signs | If y ou do v n * ing your daughter to the grave, for she will die 1 ' "° This is gospel truth— she- is developing consumption of th« T, i Lydia B. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is the greatest r f to medicine. Make haste to use it on the first am/ea^n ! aor u symptoms 5 it will restore all the female organs to tw e tell Miss Marie Johnson's letter to Mrs. Pinkhum Pinkhum, wWoh est all mothers and young ladies. She says : "My health became so poor tfcut i j ia fl to tale condi ti°n. should, inter- school. I was tired all the time, and had dreadful pains in. my side and back. I would have the headache so badly that everything would appear black before my eyes, and I could not go on with my studies. I was also troubled with irregularity of menses. J was very weak, and lost so much flesh tb,at my friends became alarmed, My mother, who is a firm believer in your remedies from, experience, thought perhaps they might benefit me y and wrote you for advice. I followed the advice you grave, and used Lydia B. Pinkham's Vegetable- Compound and Liver Pills aa you directed, and am now ft8, Weil as J ever was. I have gained flesh s''^\ and hay» a good color I am completely cured of irreiruln^u «, **' " " ^s^^^^^^^^m^^W^^^?^

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