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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 25, 1898
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BES MOINB8J ALGOK4, IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 25. 1898, BRING FLOWERS. Bring 1 (lowers, bring flowers, the sweetest, the best, To garland the beds where our braves are at rest. Bring: pansles for thoughts—unforgotten ure they, Bring laurel for elory they won In the fray; Bring' lilacs for youth—many fell ere their prime: Bring: oak wreaths for Liberty, goddess mibllmp; Bring: chrysanthemums white for the truth they upbore; Bring lilies for peace—they battle no more, Bring violets, myrtle, and roses for love; Bring snowballs for thoughts ot tho Heaven above; Bring Hawthorne for hopes which surmount earthly strife; .Bring amaranth blooms for Immortal life. Bring flowers, bring flowers, the sweetest, the best. To garland the beds where our braves are at rest. —Emma C. Dowd. SUMTER'S OLD FLAGK IDDEN away in the vault of a safe deposit company is a memento of that struggle of thirty odd years ago which no wearer of the blue or gray could look upon without peculiar emotions. Just now, when the remnant of the host that donned the blue nearly four decades back is preparing to pay its yearly tribute to its dead throughout the length and breadth of the land, this memento—a flag so worn and ragged—is of strange interest. Its history is the history of the war. This flag flew high in the air over the battlements of Fort Sumter on that eventful morning of April 12, 18C1, when the newly organized Confederate forces began the bombardment which started the greatest conflict of modern times. There were two garrison flags 1n the fort; one was the fine weather flag and the other th' stormy weather flag. Like the chaos in men's hearts the elements threatened on that historic day, so the storm flag was run up and in short time became the target of the Confederate shot. Before that it was not a fine flag, be- mander of Port Sumter, now owns the flag, and she treasures it so carefully that it is rarely removed from tho strong box in the safe deposit vaults. The ravages of time have had little effect upon its color. The red, white and blue an- almost as bright today as they were thirty-six years ago, and were it not for the rips and tears It would make a gallant appearance today flying in the bright sunlight. .-t-ven times during the first day of the bombardment the flagstaff was struck, but by a strange series of accidents the Hag continued to fly at the peak. After one of these accidents Major Anderson exclaimed: "God Almighty nailed that flag to the staff and I could not lower it if I tried." This particular accident happened in this way. Outside the bar marking the entrance to the harbor were several Federal vessels. This fleet could not enter the harbor without being sunk by the cannon of the land batteries, and all it could do was to anchor out of range and observe the bombardment. It is needless to say with what anxiety the men on these ships watched the flag flying over Sumter. They knew that sooner or later it must come down, but they also knew Anderson, and felt that he would hang on to the last asp. Every little while Major Anderson ?ave orders to dip the flag to the fleet to show that everything was all right. During one of these salutes, and when the flag was being hoisted back into place after the third dip, a shell burst near the staff, cutting the halliard. The flag started to come down with a run, but a piece of the cut rope got jammed in a section of the shivered staff and the flag was more secure than ever. It was this that caused Major Anderson to utter the historic words above referred to. After the evacuation of Sumter Major Anderson journeyed to New York, where he made the usual garrison in- A BALLAD Of DECORATION* fB the garlanded grass wlierc the multitudes plod. And the splendor of spring overflows, The souls of the heroes climb up thro' the sod, And smile in the clieeks of the rose . We turn back the leaves of the ledger of doom And trace thro' tho stains of old tears The story that closed, 'mid the grief and the gloom Of the wearisome, war-shadowed years. We stifle a sigh as we trample the clay Where the ranks of the pale legions lle- And we dream, an we turn from their tablets away, That for freedom 'tis glorious to die. The teeth of Old Time on the granite may grate, Till the proudest shafts crumble and fall- But Remembrance will stand with her flowers nt the gate Till the trumpet Is loosed on the wall. Ah, sweet Is the breath of the roses, and sweet Are the light and (he laughter of May; But the Past, like a specter, Is chained at our feet, In the (lash of his martial array. The chnplets of love we may bind on the urns Of the Blue; and the Gray with our tears, But the wrong of rebellion still rankles and burns Like a (Ire In the heart of the years. The shriek of the bondmen, the clank of tho chain. Are hushed as a tale that is told, And the clouds that once hung like a pall o'er the plain, Have swept by, and tho skies arc as gold. The birds build their nests in the cannon's cold lips, The camps have extinguished their fires, And the baby of Ethiop plays with the whips That were soaked in tho blood of Ita sires. —James N. Matthews. A SCHOOL CURL'S BATTLE. From The Mall, Mtlford, Ind. Miss Emma Rybolt, a prepossessing school tirl of Milford, Ind, i* of more than usual intelligence, and is ambitious to rise in the literary world. "In the fall of 1895," said Mrs. Rybolt, ''Emma was taken ill. She WBS a close itudont and her work began to tell on her. She grew weak, pale and nervous, and complained of pains in her back, chest and limbs. A few weeks passed and she grew worse. The doctor said she was a victim of nervous prostration, and should hare been taken from school weeks earlier. She gradually grew worse, her nerves were so tense that the least noise irritated her, and she had a fever and a continual twitching in her muscles. The symptoms were much like St. Vitus' dance. "A year passed and, under a change of physicians, Emma became somewhat better, but was soon as bad as ever. One day I read of a case similar to hers which was cured by Her Battle. B r . Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, andl decided to try them. "Emma had no faith in proprietary medicines but tried the pills, and after taking a dozen doses, she began to improve. It was about tho first ot April when she began, and by the middle of May, after taking about eight boxes, she was entirely cured." "While ill, she lost twenty-eight pounds, but now weighs more than ever before. Her nerves are strong and she is in perfect health. Wo are all confident that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People cured her, and I cheerfully recommend them in all similar cases. "Mns. E. A. RTBOLT." Subscribed and sworn to before me, this third day of September, 1897. CALBB BAKBH, Notary Public. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People will cure all diseases arising; from a poor and watery condition of th blood, will build up a rim down system and are a spe- cifle for paralysis, locomotor ataxia and other diseases long regarded as incurable. Anticipations Realized. She—"The Comte de Nimporte, you know, married an American girl a few years ago." The Count—"Yes. I believe the union has not resulted as happily as was expected." She—"Oh, yes! It has resulted as happily as anybody expected—except the bride." LEE'S FAREWELL. OP FORT SUMTER. Ing .made of coarse meshed, strong bunting, tough enough to withstand the lashing of the winds of the coast. T«u feet one way and fifteen the other it etpod out like & board and more than pj,e wild shot, aimed by tfeo Juexpe- g«u»ere on shore, the fort that bl^ in the fluterlng emblem. Mrg, JJHaaheth. Anderson, *«•« voice to the War Department, including the famous flag aud the fair weather flag in the returns. The Secretary of War promptly ordered the return of the flags to the major, accompanying them with a letter in which he said that they could not be in better keeping than in the hands of the man who so gallantly defended them. Major Anderson had the flags placed in the vaults of the Metropolitan Bank in New York, and there they remained until it was evident that General Sherman would wring Fort Sumter from the dying grasp of the Confederacj'. The flag was again sent South, and on the day the Confederates surrendered the fort it was again hoisted to the peak of the flag pole by Major Anderson himself. This happened on April- 14, 1805, exactly four years to the day from the A salute of 100 guns was nred'|;j; the fort in honor of the flag, and tag guns of the surrounding batteries and ships joined in the uproar. After ^hat the old flag was returned to the bank vaults, not to be seen again until (leat,h called He owner. Then it was used as a pall at the soldier's funeral at West Point/ and with each, succeeding generation-its uulcjue historical will in,crtase. Mrs. r^oi;mi Suggested the Day. In the spring of 1868 General Logan and I were invited to visit the battle grounds of the South with a party of friends. As certain important matters kept him from joining the party, however, I went alone, and the trip proved a most interesting and impressive one. The South had been desolated by the war. Everywhere signs of privation and devastation were constantly presenting themselves to us. The graves of the soldiers, however, seemed as far as possible the objects of the greatest care and attention. One graveyard that struck me as he- ing especially pathetic was in Richmond. The graves were new, and just before our visit there had been a "Memorial Day" observance, and upon each grave there had been placed a small Confederate flag and wreaths of beautiful flowers. The scene seemed most Impressive to me, and when I returned to Washington I spoke of it to the general and said I wished there could be a concerted action of this kind all over the North for the decoration of the graves of our own soldiers. The general thought it a capital idea, and with enthusiasm set out to secure its adoption. At that time he was commander-in- chief of the Grand Army. The next day he sent for Adjutant General Chipman, and they conferred as to the best means of beginning a general observance. On the fifth day of May in that year the historic order was put out. General Logan often spoke of tne issuing of this order as the proudest act of his life. It was marvellous how popular the idea became at once. The papers all over the land copied the order, and the observance was a general one. The memorial ceremony that took place at Arlington that year was perfectly inspiring to all the old soldiers. General Grant, Generals Sherman and Sheridan, and many of those who have since pas- One of the great troubles that railroad companies have had to contend with in the past with both the old style and the new \1. C. B. couplers was the falling of drawheads on the tracks, resulting many times in disastrous wrecks. A year or two ago the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad adopted a device to prevent just such occurrences, and has since attached it to all its passenger equipment. The device is quite simple, consisting merely of a right-angled steel hook, which is placed immediately beneath the coupler on the draw-head, with a horizontal arm projecting slightly at an angle to the direction of the track. When the draw-head falls the safety hooks not only assist in jamming the draw-heads together but absolutely prevent their swaying from side to side, and thus becoming disengaged. The steel hook is placed in such a position that it cannot be jammed or broken off in the coupling of cars. In actual practice this device has proved exceedingly satisfactory, and has not failed in a single instance. BASEBALL REPORT. GnmCB rinyed Tftsterdity In the Vnrloa* IA. .pucs. There was a whole series of surprise? yesterday, Chicago losing a game to Washington, Esper winning a game for St. Louis from New York, Dugglesby clowning Cleveland and Gardner almost whitewashing Baltimore. Cincinnati and Boston had a close struggle, Willis outpltching Hill. Louisville and Brooklyn could not play on account of rain. Scores: At Chicago— Washington 00102012 *—6 Chicago 00000001 0—1 At St. Louis— St. Louis 03021000 *—6 New York 10001000 0—2 At Cleveland- Philadelphia .. ..00010030 2—6 Cleveland 20100000 0—3 At Cincinnati- Boston 01002200 0—5 Cincinnati 00100012 0—4 At Baltimore— Pitteburg 00030000 0—3 Baltimore 00010000 0—1 Games to-day: Washington at Chicago, Boston at Cincinnati, Brooklyn nt Louisville, New York at St. Louis, Philadelphia at Cleveland, Baltimore at Pittsburs. Western Jjoujjiio. At Columbus—Kansas City, 3; Columbus, 2. At Indianapolis—Indianapolis, 2; Omaha, 1. At Detroit—Minneapolis, 4; Detroit. 3. St. Paul at ' Milwaukee—Wet grounds. Interstate Lcagun. At Newcastle—Newcastle, 4; Youngstown, 3. At Grand Rapids—Toledo, C; Grand Rapids, 2. At Dayton—Dayton, 4; Springfield, 0. Mansfield-Fort Wayne game postponed; rain. Western Association. At Dubuque—Dubuque, 4; Ottumwa, 3. At Rock Island—Burlington, 7; Rock Island, 6. Other games postponed; rain. IT IS NOT NICOTINE, PROFESSOR MALLET CORRECT^ CIGARETTE CRITICS- MISTAKES. Communication In the "Scientific Amrrf* can" on a Matter of Jt'opnlur Misap» prehension—Stained Handkerchief test I« No Teat *t All. C'liloaRtj ltnar:l or Tr.itln. Chicago, May 20.—The following table shows the range ot quotations on the board of trade to-day: — Closing — Articles. High. Low. May 20. May 19. Wheat- May ..$1.45 $1.40 $1.45 $1.45 1.05V6 .88V 8 .831/2 You can not dream yourself into a character, you must hammer and forgo yourself one.—Froude. The changes in methods of operation and operating staff on the Chicago Great Western Railway, which have been forecasted in these columns, became effective on May 9. The official circulars issued by Mr. Raymond Du Puy, general superintendent, announce the abolishment of the office of superintendent of transportation and the appointment of Mr.. J. Berlingett, who has held that position, as superintendent of the southwest division, extending from Kansas City, Mo., to Oelwein, Iowa, with headquarters at Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. J. A. Kelley is appointed superintendent of the northwest division, including main line Oelwein to Minneapolis and the Lyle and Hampton branches, and is located at St. Paul, Minn. Mr. O. Cornellsen is appointed acting superintendent of the eastern division, Chicago to Oehveiu, headquarters at Dubuque, Iowa. A German scientist is of the opinion :hat women will have beards some time in the remote future. July Sept Dec. Corn— May July Sept Oats— May July Sept Pork- July Sept Lard— July Sept 1.09 .84% .35% .36 .37 .30'A .26% .23% 1.08% .89 y s .84% 1.07 .88% .84% .35% .35% .36% .29% .26 .23% .12.22% 12.00 .12.30 12.10 6.42% 6.521/a Short Ribs- July .. G.20 Sept .. 6.27% 6.30 6.40 6.07% 6.15 .35% .35% .36% .29% .261/4 .23% 32.20 12.30 6.42% 6.52% 6.15 6.20 .35% .35% .36% .29% ..26% .23% 12.10 12.22% 6.47% 6.55 6.22% 6.30 J. W. Mallet, professor of chemistry in the University of Virginia, in a communication to the current number of the Scientific American, says -with reference to cigarettes of American manufacture: "Ignorance of easily ascertainable scientific facts is, however, common, enough, as is often illustrated by the brown, oily material formed in the smoking of tobacco being pointed out as nicotine, though in reality this is merely the tar produced by the action of heat on the woody fiber of the leaf, "Nicotine when pure is a colorless fluid of somewhat oily consistence anfl strong, peculiar, penetrating odor, but it darkens on exposure to air and light, becoming first yellow and then brown, so that it looks, in this darkened condition, something like the tarry matter which soils a smoker's fingers or a handkerchief through which tobacco stroke is exhaled, or is often noticed as deposited in the stem of a pipe. "This tarry deposit has nothing 03- sential in common with nicotine, and contains but traces of this alkaloid, when any at all. ; "A part, but only a small part (about one-seventh in the experiments of' Melsens), of the real nicotine of tobacco is volatilized without decomposition; the remainder is burned and destroyed in the process of smoking." The simple facts are, that such cigarettes as I have examined, representing a lar~e part of those in general use throughout the United States, are made from pure, light-yellow tobacco of the high grade produced on certain special soils, prominently'in certain of the southern counties of Virginia and the adjacent portion of North Carolina, with wrappers of the best quality of harmless vegetable fiber paper, and are entirely free from the- adulterants which it has been assorted are present, with no evidence in favor of such assertion, and in absolute contradiction of the scientific evidence actually available. The perils of a diver's duty are il- . lustrated by the fate of Otto Johnson, of the gunboat Newport. He was detailed to clean the bottom of the ship. Arrayed in a diver's suit, he dropped into the water, confident that the man controlling the life-line would check Ills descent at the proper point. Instead of doing so, he let him descend with, a run, and he of course went to the bottom, a depth of sixty feet. When hauled up his body had been crushed to a pulp by the pressure of the water. Patents. MRS. GEN. LOGAN, sed away attended the first solemn observance of the day.—Mrs. John A. Logan. That Fetches 'E^u 13very Tlmo, She—It is useless to argue. Our engagement must be broken. Before you ran for office I thought were a model of manhood, but—I read the Papers. An Old Soldier. Jacob M. Slmfor, Farminston, 111., writes: 1 am pleased to say that Dr. Kuy's Renovator is the most satisfactory of'any- thing I over used. I have been" a jrroat sufferer from blood poisoning: and biliousness received as. a reward for loyalty to yick and disabled comrades in tho hospital. Have tried everything 1 and no remedy has given mo tho pleasure and comforts received from Dr. Kay's Renovator.' 1 Wo know Dr. Kay's Renovator never bus hud an equal as it Spring Medicine, or for dyspepsia or any stomach trouble,'<cousti- pution liver or kidney diseases. Why not K'ive us a chance to prove it to yon! Send address for our OS-page book of recipes and proscriptions. Several have snid it is worth 11 vo aud ton dollars. Druggists sell Dr. Kay's Renovator at !iac. and $1, or six for $5, but if thoy do not have it, do not tako any siihsUtuto thev may say is "just us {.'Odd'.'' for it has no equal.* If they do not Uavo it. yon ivin get it from us by return mail. 'Dr. C. J. Kay Medical" Co.. Onmlm. Nob. There are move than 2,000 women in the United States who are potters by occupation. Pon'l Tdl'imn fplt mid Siuote lour life Jwur To quit tobacco easily aud forever, be magnetic', full of life uwve and vigor, take No-To-Bue, the wonder worker, that makes weak men strong. All druggists, 5Uc or $1. .Cure guaranteed. Booklet aud «»tuple free Address Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York. Queen Victoria, according to the com- .putation of one geographer, is sovereign over one continent, 100 peninsulas, 500 promontories, 1,000 lakes, 2,000 rivers and 10,000 islands. To Waive Civil Service Law. Washington, May 21.—President McKinley has under consideration a proposition to waive the civil service lav/ in making appointments of substitutes to fill vacancies caused by clerks who go to the front. Instead of drawing upon the eligible list of the civil service, a member of the clerk's family will be appointed temporarily to fill Ins position. There are many persons in the departments who would join the army if it were not for the fact that their families are dependent upon them for support, and it is to cover such cases that the proposed suspension of the rules probably will be made. In no event, however, will anyone except a member of the clerk's family be appointed, unless they are on the eligible list of the civil service commission. Above oxo shown four Inventiona which arc now public property. Inventors desiring information and a free patent book, should address Sues & Co., Registered Patent Lawyers Bee Building. Omfthn. Nebraska. Thomas Edison has contributed tc the definitions of genius by saying, when asked as to Its relation to inspirition: "Bah! inspiration is perspira- For Auxiliary Naval Force. Washington, May 21.—Soon after tho senate convened Mr. Hale (Maine), chairman of the committee on naval affairs, favorably reported from the committee the house joint resolution providing for the organization and enrollment of an auxiliary naval force which shall form an inner line of defense. An amendment by the senate committee provides that the force shall not exceed 3,000 men. The resolution was passed. At the conclusion of the morning business consideration of the war revenue measure was resumed. Man never makes truth; he only dis covers it. Coe's C'qugU Balaam js the oldest and best. It will break u than ar.yckin? clue. It i» ttlwuya reliable, Ti-y it. The word "dad" is pure Welsh, and means father, No-To-J*ttP for J?lft,v Cents. Guaranteed tobacco b)ib t cure, imiktw weak wen , blotxl jiwte. WQ. $1. All uvu^ist*. ^ ^ Consuls Told to. TV»1 di Out. Washington, May 21.— Special cablegrams have been sent by the state department to our consuls in the West Indies and the Windward islands instructing them to drop all other business and spare neither time nor money in their endeavors to get information about tho Cape Verde fleets of Spanish ships. Particular activity was urged upon representatives in Jamaica, Santo Domingo and Hayti. In Terror of Bombardment. St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, May 21. — Refugees from Porto Rico who arrived here yesterday report that the inhabitants of tho cities on the coast are in daily fear of bombardment. Silly stories are told throughout the island of American barbarity, the object being to stir up the people to a strong resistance. I'rulst! for the Standard. The Arena (B. O. Flower, editor), Boston: ". . . it j s full and comprehensive on the one hand, and yet so carefully edited and arranged as to eliminate useless or unnecessary expressions. . . . The more I have examined this work the more have I been impressed with the belief that it will occupy the first place among die-, tionaries of the English-speaking world. . . ." See display advertisement of how to obtain the Standard Dictionary by making a small payment down, the remainder in installments. A married man hates the word "hon- cymoon" because his wife is always throwing up to him his sentimental remarks during that period. itttnut-y IH nloml Deep, Clean blood makes a clean skin No beauty without it. Casearets Candy Cathartic cleans your blood and keeps it'cleau by stirring up the lazy liver and driving alf impurities from the body. Begin to-day to banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads and that sickly bilious complexion by tukin<* Uascarets,—beauty for teu cents. All druggists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10, 25, 50e. Iowa Hampton, Iowa, May 23.— The fifty- ninth annual meeting of the Congregational Association of Iowa, organized by the election of the Rev. Dr. Bullock of Iowa City as moderator and the Rev. W. J. Suckow of Hawarden as secretary. The next annual meeting will be held in Pubuque, A man who can dig garden has a hard lot in life; his wife is always lending him to the neighbors. 18c. AVur Atlas! 18c. Contains 16 pag-es of large colored maps of the West Indies, Cuba, the Philippine Islands, Spain and Portugal, City and Harbor of Havana. Double page map of the world, etc. Published by the B., C. E. & N. Ry. and sent postage paid for 18 cts. Address J. Morton, G. P. & T. A., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Chinese cities, as a rule, have no lights but such as come from the houses. We will forfeit 81,000 if any of our pub lished testimonials are proven to be nol genuine. THE Pxso Co., Warren, Pa If conduct is three-fourths of Ufe thi other fourth must he good clothes. V '-. l':

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