The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1898 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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j* ?.**.* frflfoa^.-fj-^.j^-.*.«fa. *•*»*.-^ ^^J-fK-M-tta^..^--Aa^fcVTMi ftad Mt. Teller (Coi<jte>o&,;tiffe tie afineuntffcl at the* outs«t be fOte ftf an &ffien'dl»&nt rWlhfeftog the Independence ot Cuba. It ftie&nt w&f, attd the step should be taken with the fliil kftowleife ot that fact. «<$ be- HeVea ttie-Maifte was bwwfl up" by Spanish igehcfeil, Before that occurrence be'had not believed that war was neUeSSafy, Mr', teller declared there intist be ho interference by; the allied (fewer bf Europe 1 , if they at- te'mpted that we would fight the world. We should defilare' that with ill, the vigor of Our Attgl6-Sa*oti blood attd out 75,000,000 of people*, and if we did the world would not attempt to lay Its hand upon us. v • When Mr. Teller concluded another effort to reach an agreement 'and adjourn was made by Mr. Jones (Ark.) t and this time witb^success, but it led to the most exciting incident of the day. Mr. Jones proposed that the senr ate adjourn uhtll to-day at 10 o'clock, and that Messrs. White (Cal.). Caffery (La.) and Wellington (Md.), who are opposed to any action by congress and Whose views of the question had not yet been presented, be allowed four hours, other senators to be confined to fifteen minutes each; with the exception of Mr. Platt (Conn.), Who should be given half an hour. After some explanations, Senators Caffery, White and Wellington in turn gave their consent. A heated personal altercation took place between Senators Wellington and Money. Mr. Wellington said: "I do not Intend to Intimate that it is necessary for the senator from Mississippi to hear what I have to say about this matter, but I represent in part, one bf the sovereign states of this xmlon. I have sat here and listened to the sen- atpr from Mississippi when he returned as one of the agents of the newspaper in New York, and I' believe that the people of Maryland——" Mr. Money was on his feet at once. "Mr/President,' I want to .correct the senator from Maryland," he observed. "The remark that he just made is absolutely untrue." "I want to say to the senator from Mississippi that the Journal had said that its commissldners had returned," replied Mr. Wellington. "I do not care what the Journal said," retorted Mr. Money. Mr. Wellington—"If there is any untruth in the statement it was made by the newspaper." "I am correcting you, not the Journal," retorted Mr. Money. "I say the remark you make is not true." "I make the remark as the Journal gave it," again retorted Mr. Wellington, doggedly. ' "Then make it on your own responsibility," cried Mr. Money, his whole frame quivering with suppressed emotion, his arm outstretched defiantly toward the senator from Maryland. "I do make it on my responsibility," replied Mr. Wellington, like a flash. "Then you lie," came from the Mississippi senator 39 quickly that H sounded like an echo or a crack of a pistol after the flash of the explosion. The senate was electrified. Senators looked at each other in blank amazement, and the galleries rose en masse and leaned over as the two senators faced each other. "I call the gentleman to order. If the gentleman can indulge in that kind of conversation on the floor of the senate," Mr. Wellington resumed, walking toward his antagonist, "I can stand it as well as he can." By this time all was confusion. The vice-president was rapping for order and senators had risen to their feet. But the two senators still called to, each other in defiant tones that rang out above the. din. "Come outside and make it," cried •Mr, Money. "Very well, then," retorted Mr. Wellington. "Come now," said Mr. Money, beckoning. "Tbe senate will be in order," called out Vlce-President. Hobart, Friends of the belligerent senators surrounded them and led them away 'Into the cloakrooms. A few minutes afterward Mr. Money emerged from the cloakroom, and amid an impressive silence said: "Mr. President, I desire to say that under strong provocation I used language which was not parliamentary. Nothing could be further from my intention than to violate the decorum of'.the senate or break any of its rules. I therefore desire to apologize to the senate for language which I should not have used in its presence," f Mr. Stewart (Nev.) took the floor and made a speech in favor pf recognizing the Cuban republic, At the conclusion of Mr. Stewart's speech the senate, on motion of Mr. Davis, adjourned at 10:45 until 10 a. in. to-day. Chicago Board ot Trade. Chicago, April 15,—The following table shows tbe range of quotations on the board of trade today: .,••;—: ftitf. fi&rt? speak* tot Big CoiigtUnentg— 4- r ; Senator Daniel PlCafd* • Jo* the lade* "./• pendouoe of the Mftftd^Mafcy ~ . men to Make Washington, April 16.—Despite tbe . lowering clduds Which threatened.'to JjbUr out their suspended torrents at' •' Any mOttketit, and despite, tt>0, b tbe ttti- , usually early hour of convention, tbe senate galleries were thronged oh " Friday when the vice-president's , £avej fell precisely at 10*o'clock, At^the suggestion'of Mr. Davis the ordinary morning business was set aside and the foreign relations committee Cuban resolutions were laid before ithe senate. ! Mf. Cullom (111.) delivered a carefully prepared speech covering the general Cuban t question. Mr. Cullom declared that the hour for action by this country was about to strike. , Step by step Spain had been pushed away from the western hemisphere and now she was about to lose another—and the «hief—gem of her colonial possessions. If Spain should be permitted to pursue her course in Cuba she would go on without remorse and destroy, If possible, the patriots to the last man^Her black crimes, -said he, call aloud for vengeance and that vengeance will be taken by the American people in the Interests of humanity. ' Mr. Cullom reviewed the , circum- stancefe of the Maine disaster and declared that disaster' was an act of "deliberate and atrocious murder." The people'throughout the country were demanding that that crime should be resented and that the, avenging blow should be struck without delay. After making an extended argument for immediate action, in the course of which he paid a high tribute to President McKinley, Mr. Cullom concluded as follows: "Thanks to the unwavering sense of justice of the people of the United States the. murderers and the outlaws who now exercise a brief show of authority in Cuba will soon become incommunicado, .until justice shall be satisfied and the avenging anger shall , write the verdict and sentence of the offended world. And if the people of this country shall' do 'nothing more in this century than drive the barbarians Into the Carribean sea we shall earn the praises of every lover of freedom and humanity the world over." ^ Senator Platt of New York presented a resolution, passed by the Republican Editorial association of the State of Now York at Buffalo,-N. Y., April 14, heartily approving the course of the president. • Senator Berry of Arkansas wanted to vote for the resolution offered by Senator Turpie, which promises to recognize the independence of the present republic of Cuba. He thought this was absolutely essential to place the country on an honorable footing before the nations of the world. He pledged the south to loyalty to the flag. Senator Daniel said that up to now he had been for peace, but that time seemed to have gone by, and he wanted to do everything possible to support the president in the needs of the hour. Mr. Daniel said he was content neither with the house resolution nor with the senate committee's resolution, and added: "In my judgment our first step ^should be to write on the statute books of the country a recognition of the great Cuban republic, which has won a place among the independent nations by ys own valiant sword.". Some sharp criticism of the president's action and' message induced a .heated colloquy between Senators Dan- 'iel and Gray, ' Mr, Tillman (S. O.),said suspicion of double-dealing surrounded the message of the president. If the resolution as reported by a majority of the committee on foreign relations was adopted it would give the president the right to determine who , the Cuban people were' and the manner of their government. "Who is go- Ing to constitute the returning board? Who are going to count the votes?" He said he believed the president to be a good man—a conscientious citizen—but he was surrounded by men whom he (Tillman) suspected, some very wicked partners. He though};, whatever resolution was passed, war was inevitable. Mr. Wolcott (Col.) followed. Prefacing his discussion of the question at issue,.he stated that he would vpte for the committee resolution. He then characterized as almost criminal the aspersion made by senators on the floor against the chief executive. ' He spoke of tw,o phases of the situation, the condition in Cuba and the destruction of the Maine. If Spain freed Cuba today we would have offered ijp 266 American sailors upon the a,ltar of her freedom. War must come or Cuba must be free. No other answer will be accepted by pur people, Mr. Spponer (Win.) entered uppn a. brilliant and elaborate defense of the conduct, of tbe present t^royghpyt the pendfn^ crisis and diseased'' a,t lea^th bis orations tp t}ie and-to tbe w,pri<j jn. the pm,,. ol Peace, ,if peace were possible, <?pnpiud.ed; '.'We a.m npfc gpjn^ to w,j>th Ppate *PT bate-m-npt |QF j^te, _ T T are foteg to w»r w|tb Spate because we cannot longer 'listen to tb.e cries o, J Ptantof WP,»en $nd. cb,Ud,ren, W,fl over tJ^ere fa gha^e Articles, High. Wheat— May ,..?U5 July... .87% Sept... .78% Pec 1 .,-. .79% Cornr— . April,, .,... May,.. .80% Jyly... .31% Sept,.. .32% Oats- April,. -Qlpsjng- Low. Apr, 15. Apr. 14 $1.08 11.09 ?1.11% ,84% .84% ,87% .77% .77% ,79 .77% .77% .29% .80% July May ... 9,80 J\jly... "A the. T«it: "H« flint i'iatiteth the ft* *, Shan me irot ttfeftt? "—9to*le* ot the, W«n-ld'» Greatest *tu«lcik(u—The they kate Stirred. Sttch scientists as Helinhottis mnd Coble and fie tilalnvllle and Rank and Sack haVe attempted to walk the Apla& Way of the human ear, but the Mysterious pathway has never been fully troddea but by two feet— the foot Of sound and the. foot of God. Three ears dn each side the head— the external 'ear, thS middle ear, the internal ear, but all connected by most wonderful telegraphy. The external ear in all ages adorned by precious stones or precious, metals. The temple ot Jerusalem partly built by the contribution of earrings, and Homer in the Iliad speaks Of Hera, "the three bright drops, her glittering gems suspended from the ear;" and many of the adornments of modern times were only copies of her ear jewels found In Pompeiian museum and Etruscan vase. But while the outer ear may be adorned by human art, the middle and the Internal ear are adorned and garnished only by tbe hand of the Lord Almighty. The stroke of a key of yonder organ sets the air vibrating, and the external ear catches the undulating sound and passes it on through the bonelets of the middle ear to the Internal ear, and the three thousand fibres of the human brain take up the vibration and roll the sound on Into the soul. The hidden machinery of the ear by physiologists called by the names of things familiar to us, like the hammer, something to strike— like the anvil— something to be smitten— like the stirrup of the saddle with which we mount the steed — like the drum, beaten in the march — like the harpstrings, to be swept with music. Coiled like a "snail shell," by which one of the innermost passages of the ear is actually called— like a stairway, the sound to ascend — like a bent tube of a heating apparatus, takiiig that Which enters round and round — ,like a labyrinth with wonderful passages into which the thought enters only to be lost in bewilderment. • A muscle contracting when the noise is too loud, just as the pupil of the eye contracts when the light is too glaring. The external ear is defended by wax which with its bitterness discourages insectile invasion.: The internal ear imbedded in by what is far the hardest 'bone of the human system, a very rock of strength and defiance. The ear so strange a contrivance that by the estimate of one scientist, it can catch the sound of 73,700 vibrations in a second. The outer ear taking in all kinds of sound, whether the crash of an avalanche, or the hum of a bee. The sound passing to the inner door of the outside 1 ear halts until another mechanism,. divine mechanism, passes it on by the bonelets of the middle ear, and coming to the inher door of that second ear, the sound has no power to come further until another divine mechanism passes it on through into the inner ear, and then the sound comes to the rail track of the brain branchlet, and rolls on and on until it comes to sensation, and there the curtain drops, and a hundred gates shut, and the voice of God seems to say to all human -inspection: "Thus far and no farther," In this vestibule of the palace of the soul, how many kings of thought, of medicine, of physiology; have done penance of lifelong study and got no further than the vestibule. Mysterious home of reverberation and echo. Grand Central depot of sound. Headquarters to which there come quick dispatches, part the way by cartilages, part the way by air, part the way by bone, part tbe way by nerve— the slowest dispatch plunging into the ear at the speed of 1,090 feet a second. Small instrument of music on which is played all the music you ever heard, from the grandeurs of an August thunderstorm to the softest breathings of a flute. Small Instrument of music, only a quarter of an inch of surface and the thinness of one-two hundredth and flf- tieth part of an inch, and that thinness divided Into three, layers. In that ear musical staff, lines, 'spaces, bar and rest. A bridge leading from the outside natural world to the inside spiritual world; we seeing .the abutment at this end the bridge, but the fog of an unlifted mystery hiding the abutment on the other end the bridge Whispering gallery of the soul, The human voice is God's eulpgy the ear. That voice capable of producing 17,592,186,044,415 sounds, and all that variety made, not for the regalement of beast or bird, but for the human -ear. About fifteen years ago, }n Venice, lay down in death one whpm many considered the greatest musical composer of the century, Struggling on up from 6 years of age when he was left fatherless, Wagner '-ose through the obloquy of the world, and ofttjmes ajl nations seemingly against him, until he gained the favor of a kin$, and won the enthusiasm of the opera houses of Europe and America. Strug, gljng all the way on to 70 years of jige, to conquer the world's ear. In that same attempt tq master the h,uman eq,r and gaJ» supremacy QV er thjs gate of tb$ Jmmortal gbul, greai battles w^eye fought by Mp3<m, &,toek. ftj j<j Web?r, and by Beethoven and, Meyerbeer, by teJ &n4 )>y all the rpj], of Qerma fi Italian and. FpjBftoh ,, composers, pf them Ijj. th? .battle blood 0» ih,e -scores,, ft* sajr-fpugb.t all Ivory |<Jen, wea royal theater JJhe and academy of mnsi6,tbe for the contest for the tar. and ftfjDt tettght tot tbe tbe Sttea Canal y and the Spartans and the J'eAlafis fottgbt fitt-the defile 1 a6' Thermopylae, but the iaoslclf Ms* ot ill ages have f6ugUt for •(&§ teastef# ol the auditory eanat and t&e d6fite of the Immortal soul and the Thermopylae- of struggling cadences. BW the conquest ot the ea* Haydtt struggled on up from the gattet Where he had neither flre nor food, on and OB Until undef the too great nervous stralii of heafihg his own oratorio Of the "Creation" JJefformed, he was carried 'out to die, but leaving as his legacy to the world 118 symphonies, 163 pieces for 'the baritone, fifteen masses, five oratorios, forty-two German and Italian songs, thirty-nine canons, 365 English and Scotch songs with accompaniment, and 1,636 pages of libretti. All that to capture the gate of the body that swings In from the tympanum to the "snail shell" lying ofl the beach of the ocean of the Immortal soul. To conquer the ear, Handel struggled on from the time when his father would not let him go to school lest he learn the gamut and become a musician, and from the time when he was allowed in the organ loft just to play after the audience had left, to the time when he left to all nations his Unpar 5 - alleled oratorios of "Esther," "Deborah," "Sampson," "Jephthah," "Judas Maccabeus," "Israel in Egypt," and the "Messiah," the soul of the great German composer still weeping in the Dead March of our great obsequies and triumphing In the raptures of every Easter morn. To conquer the ear and take this gate of the immortal soul, Schubert composed his. great "Serenade," writing the staves of the music on the bill ,of fare in a restaurant, and went on until he could leave as a legacy to tho world over a thousand magnificent compositions- in music. To conquer the ear and take this gate of the soul's castle Mozart struggled on through poverty until he came to a pauper's grave, and one chilly, wet afternoon the "body of him who gave to the world the "Requiem" and the "G-minor Symphony" was .crunched in on the top of two other paupers Into a grave which to this day is epitaphless. Are you ready now for tho question of my text? Have you tho endurance to bear its overwhelming suggestiveness? Will you take hold of some pillar and balance yourself under the semi-omnipotent stroke? "He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?" Shall the God who gives us the apparatus with which we hear the sounds qf the world, himself not be able to catch up song and groan and blasphemy and worship? Does he give us a faculty which he has not himself? Drs. Wild and Gruber and Toynbee invented the acoumeter and other instruments by which to measure and examine the ear, and do these instruments know more than the doctors who made them? "He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?" Jupiter of Credo was always represented in statuary and painting as without ea'rs, suggesting the idea that he did not want to be bothered with the affairs of the world. But our God has ears. "His ears are open tg their cry." The Bible intimates that two workmen on Saturday night do not get their wages. Their complaint instantly strikes the ear of God. "The cry of those that reaped hath entered the ears of the Lord of Sabbaoth." Did God hear that poor girl last night as she threw herself on the prison bunk in the city dungeon and cried in the midnight: "God have mercy?" Do you really think God could hear her? Yes, just as easily as when fifteen years ago she was sick with scarlet fever, and her mother heard her when at midnight she asked for a drink of water. "He that planteth the ear, shall he not hear?" When a soul prays, God does not sit bolt upright until the prayer travels immensity and climbs to his ear. The Bible says he bends clear over. In more than one place Isaiah said, he bowed down his ear. In more than one place the Paalmist said he inclined his ear, by which I come to believe that God puts his ear so closely down to your lips that he can .bear your faintest whisper. It is not God away off up yonder; it is God away down here, close up, so close up that when you pray to him, it is not more a whisper than a kiss, Ah ! yes, he hears the captive's sigh and the plash of the orphan's tear, and the dying syllables of the shipwrecked sailor driven on the Skerries, and the infant's, "Now I lay me down to sleep," as distinctly as he hears the fortissimo of brazen bands in the Dusseldorf festival, as easily as he hears the salvo of artillery when the thirteen squares of English troops open all their batteries at once at Waterloo. He that planted the ear can hear. Just as sometimes an entrancing strain of music will linger in your ears for days after you have heard it, and just as ji sharp cry of pain I once heard while passing through Bellevue hospital clung to my ear for weeks, and just as a horrid blasphemy In the street sometimes haunts one's ears for days, so God not only hears, but holds the spngs, th,e prayers, the groans, the wpjv ship, the blasphemy. How we have a,U wondered at the phonograph, which' holds ppt pnly the words you utter, but the very tones pf your voice, go tb^at; a hundred years from now th&i ta meflt. timed, the very words you, Wtter a»4 the very tones pf ypyy will be ^produced,' AW?zlBS Phonograph! But WOW wonderful Is Qpfl-g povfer to ftpld, tj? -retain, . Ah{ what 4e]tgb,tfui emoura^ment fpr our ejf , Wfc^ a,B awfu,l frjght for o b,wte.d ''He that hear?" fpj- all PWf . tbe ear, stfimcf. Better tate it ator from alT gosm,irtSSi alf tfaMet, fyM alt'lfi* 1 fiuendd, ffbm ttil bad Iniueiice of evil; aSsbciatidTl ' Better, p«ti« t* school, 1 td eltofcft, ,t«S- p'fillhlriftMM. Better! pUt that ear under,the blessed touch; of GhflStiaH nyttitategy; ' fiettef cda*! sfeerate it for tlnt'e afift eternity ttt filftf wh6 planted the 6af> ' Sous-feeati, tfie Ifi- fidef, felt asleep amid itla sceptical manuscripts lying all arbtlnd the robin, and in his dream be entered heaven and heard the song of the worshipers* and It was so sweet be asked ah angel what It meant, the aftgel said; "This is the Paradise of God, and the song you hear Is the anthem of the redeem-ed." tinder another rail of the celea- tial music Rousseau awakened and got up In the midnight, and, ad well as he could., wrote, down the strains of the music that he had heard in tbe wonderful tune called "The Song of- the Redeemed." God grant that It may not be to you and to me an .infidel dream but a" glorious reality. When we come to the night of death and we He down to our last sleep, may our ears really be wakened by the canticles of the heavenly temple, and the songs and the anthems and the carols and the doxologles that shall climb the musical ladder o£ that heavenly gamut. .-••-.• ' ', ..'-.-.•; , '-< ; Ollty Eaten of Various Lands. Baron von Humboldt says that in all tropical countries the natives show an almost Irresistible' desire to awallow earth; and not alkaline earths, which they might be supposed. to> crave in order to. neutralize acid* but unctuous and strong-smelling clays. Women on the Magdalena river, while shaping earthen vessels on the potter's wheel, put large lumps of clay In their mouths, and it Is often necessary to confine children to prevent them running out to eat earth Immediately after a fall Of rain. Humboldt, In descending the Orinoco, passed a day with the earth- eating tribe of Indians called the Oto- macs, and thus describes the peculiar diet and habits of this people: "The earth which the Otomacs eat is a soft unctuous clay, a true potter's clay, of a yellowish-gray color, due to a little oxide of iron. They seek for it on the banks of the Orinoco and Meta, and select it with care, as they do not consider all clays equally agreeable to eat. They knead the earth into balls of about five or six inches in diameter, which they burn or roast by a weak fire until the outside assumes a reddish tint. The balls are remolstenod when about to be eaten. A very Intelligent monk, who had lived twelve years with the Indians, assured us that, one of them would eat,from-three-quarters of a pound to a pound and a quarter in a day. If you inquire of an Qtomac about his winter provision he will point to the heap of clay balls stored in his hut." After mentioning other instances, Humboldt concludes as follows: "We find the practice of eating earth diffused throughout the torrid zone, but accounts have also come from the north, according to which hundreds of cart loads of earth containing in- fusoria are said to be annually consumed by the country people in the most remote parts of Sweden, and that in Finland a kind of earth is occasionally mixed with bread." The Peruvians, according to Nodlina, eat a sweet-smelling clay. Tho inhabitants of Guinea mingle clay with their bread, and tho negroes .of Jamaica are said to eat earth when other food is deficient. According to Labillardiere, the inhab^ itants of New Caledonia appease their hunger with a white, friable earth, said to be composed of magnesia, sill- ca, oxide of iron, and chalk. We must add to this list Siam, Siberia, and Karatschatka as countries of clay- eaters. Deafness. Among the few ear troubles that may be fittingly spoken of in this journal comes, first and foremost, that greatest pf ajl ear .troubles— deafness. And deafness arises from a number of causes, only one or two of which can be Indicated In this paper, A leading aural surgeon states that numbers of people travel hundreds and thousands of miles to consult him about deafness. which is entirely due to a collection of wax in the ears, which is easily and safely removable with a syringe and warm water. This experience is fully borne out in that of other practitioners, and patients Who come to us in great concern about their deafness are sent away perfectly satisfied and eoinfort- ed by the application of some softening material to the wax and the removal of the softened mass by careful syringing. This leads us to another cause of deafness— a sore $nd congested throat, and enlarged tonsils, quinsy, etc. The deafness that not Infrequently accompanies, a cold is In many cases traceable to the blocking of these little tubes, which convey air and sound to the ear. Hence a gargle of alunj apd water, port wine and water, or alum «water with a litle cayenne pepper, may re* lleve this form of deafness by improving the condition pf the, throat; or a wet bandage round the throat, covered in turn by gutta percha tissue or fl&n- nel; or a linseed poultice mfiy cure the same condition; and in cases of .chronlca'ljy relaxed throats, with accompanying deafness, the cold, douche to the throat is invaluable, it systemat,, ically used; and a chlorate oj potash or carbolic acid lozenge, eaten occasionally, will ftleo. be beneficial, " Tbe "Newspaper press fpr J898 state? tha,t tfeere ajre, ^pw. nub* ItShed, In the ypited J^n^pm §,418 newspapers, attributed ' province,! . * -..'- t A Safaguaw sf Health, ft ah A success iftfty taklflg ft Jteet at needs unusual supplies of energy" tallty to adjust'ltaiS cwtdttfottlisl V'- this ttyl&g fteflSon,. ft it Wettte6flsdt> afld debllltftted^ becaflse poorly; abdflsheyl bj- ItHgtite attd linpovetlShetl Wood; tfe'lp» ti ftmnfl fe Heod's SftfSaptfllltt toefttf tfalfl ' great medlcltie has |MSWet to ptif If y, m* Heh aftd vitalize tfa i bldod'. It p*ottpil# etpeis all sptlng fihmditB, toaiiiW^dlll, boila, pimples, sores, attd-at uptldas, tofaes up the BtotBach.aH^llvet; regulates- arid ' sustains tfae kidneys, 6ttres that'ttted feeling, and by o'featlfcg ail -appetite aad, ' »-« vlgot to the whole-body. ( , _•• |,, ,,,••- v ( -§ Hood's Sarsaparilla ; Is America's Greatest Medtalne. $1; six foi- $6, " •' : ,) Prepared by 0.1. Hood & Co., Iiowell. Mass/ , • ,'* Hnnrf'<Z PHla are tho best after-dinneJ . '' 'A 11UUU S fill? cms. aid dlaestlom 26e. .-, \N • -.. *<< t ; i ODDS ANO The English language of today has no ' resemblance to that of 1,000 years ago. "Gentlemen," shrieked a medicine fakir on the streets of Abilene; "I pledge you my honor that there IB ho whisky In this medeclne." With which the crowd gazed on him reproachfully and melted away." ' the temperature of Madrid ranges om 18 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. A 1 .' jpanlsh proverb decrlbes'lt as "three months of winter, and nine months? of' ; hell." The sunny side of a Madrid ' street Is often 20 dfegrees warmer'than the shidy side. , . HE WINS A BATTLE. ^ _ r WELL-KNOWN QUEST OF INDIANA MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL THE PROUD LIAR.. Bapt, H. 8. Cole Convinced tlie Advance- Should Be Made Dosplte Gen. Gregg's Order — ^Ho Rung, tho BUIc oj Court Martial and Ulsg;raoo r But Victory Saves Him. _ , Indiana Mineral Springs. Ihd'., Aprll'll. — (Special Correspondence)— Warlike dispatches in tho morning newspapers stirred up agenoral discussion among a half score of; gentlemen in a corner of tho smoking room of thelndianaMineralBprlngs Hotel today.' Several veterans of the civil war who have been refining health by means- of the' Magno Mud Baths and Llthia Water here, took a .lively interest ia the discussion. 1 Many interesting stories of the' late con-' fliot were told. ."In., the campaign before- Klohmond in. the last months of the- war," said, H. S. Cole, of Fergus Falls, Minn. v "I wa» guilty of a distortion of an* order that, had the battle which it caused beett a defeat for as, would have had sad results for me; fortunately the f alsehood I told rescued u» from a perilous position and we- •won. a. victory." . Capt. Cole's regiment was the- famous First Maine Cavalry -which by special order of the War Department nas seven more battles on its colors than any other carried by any regiment in the- Union army. The First Maine also has the record of having turned more of its troopers Into preachers at the, close of hostilities than any other regiment of tbe northern army. while several o£ the men -who have been governors of the Pine Tree state since 1805 •were at the front with the First Maine. But it was while he was on the staff of Gen. Chas. F. Smith, who commanded a brigade of the Second Opavalry corps, the heaa of which was Gen. D. McGregg, oj^e of the best cavalry captains in the north or south. that the incident happened. "Our brigade was in a desperate condition," said Oapt. Cole, "-when Gen. Smith, sent me to ask Gen. McGregg for re-jnf orce- ments. I found the» Pennsylvania flgliiers and delivered my message. He thoughtfully stroked his beard. "'Give my compliments to Gen. Smith,* he said, 'and tell him he can't have a - re-inforcement,' It was the first time 1 1 ever heard Gen, McGregg swear, and I was convinced that it was due to the serious condition of his command. I -was also con- - vinced that our brigade should fight its way out, BO when I galloped up to Gen. Smith I determined to somewhat change his superior's orders. " 'What success V he asked. 'Gen. MoGreggoan't Bend any re-inforcements, and desires you to attack,' I said. He was surprised, but the word was given, Inspired by our peril we routed the enemy and gained a safe place, "Some time afterward I told Gen, Smith what I had done." "What happened!" asked one of the other veterans. "Drinks on the general," said tbe man from Minnesota, who added that with a few more Magno Mud Baths he would bo in a fit condition to take a band iu tho impending war with Spain. There are in Indis. 200,000 widows aged, between 3 and 14 years, and 80,000 less than 9 years old, Tha Amerlciu Nuvy, Culm and Hawaii, A portfolio, in ten parts, sixteen views in each part, 'of the finest hdlt tone pictures of the American Navy, Cuba and Hawaii has just been pu£- IJshed and the Chicago, Milwaukee & Bt, Paul Railway h»e road,e arrangements for a special edition for the benefit of its patrons and will furnish $9 full set, one hundred and sixty pictures, for one dollar. In view of the present excitement regarding Cuba, these pictures are very timely. Send amount wjtb full- address to Geo. H. Heaffoiyl, General Passenger Agent C. M, & St. P, ,Jty., Cnlcagp, 111. _ Wrongs never grow strong enough to right themselves. 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