The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 29, 1898 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 29, 1898
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JPJHPM..;^^ IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 29. 1898, THE FOUBTH OF JULY BIRTHDAY OF THE GREATEST OF NATIONS. Why Every Patriotic American Should ficjolcc und Give Thanks—History of the Declaration of Independence—Its , Signers. One hundred and twenty-one years ago the bell rang in Independence hall In Philadelphia. To the uninitiated it THOMAS JEFFERSON, pealed its sonorous notes for some unknown purpose. To those who, breathless, were waiting for the sound, it told the news that liberty had shaken off "her shackles in the new world, that she had taken her rightful place and that hereafter the people would acknowledge the power of no ruler except such as might be chosen by themselves. It was a curious scene in that staid old Quaker town, the last place in the colonies where one would have suspected a spark would be given birth to light freedom's torch throughout the western hemisphere. It was on the seventh day of June, 1776, that the delegates from the colonies sitting in congress in Philadelphia considered the following resolution introduced by Virginia's statesman, Richard Henry Lee: "Resolved, That the United States colonies are and ought to be free and BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, independent states and their political Connection with Great Britain is and ought to be dissolved." There had been murmurlngs and threats and calm expressions of determination. But here was united action. The people, by their representatives duly chosen, formally absolved themselves from allegiance from the mother country and said to the world that they had cast off their swaddling clptbes, and were now able to walk alone. To speak with absolute truth, all the delegates did not favor this progressive step. Some opposed it on the ground that it was premature. Nevertheless the resolution overcame opposition and was indorsed as Stated, by the majority of one. Thirteen, colonies .were represented. Be' ciuse seven of them voted and stood for Independence, the United States is today what Bbe is. Subsequent developments prove tfcat had the action taken been delayed, tbe question of mde* jjendence '*J#&t fcave slept >9 PS» c e un- tU s$e herald ol tbe people, no one , • I/mm fo«w wa»y years after, sounded the tocsin of revolution. The dole- gates thought it wise to defer the question of final consideration to July 1, 1776, by which time they believed there might be a more united feeling among the people. Thus it was that on June 11, that famous committee was apppointed to frame the declaration of Independence. Note the names, and if you are a student of the history of the United States, conceive, if you can, of a better quintet to have represented the American people: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Robert R. Livingston. The first was the man whose fame is ticked into our ears every time we hear a telegraph Instrument, whose genius is placed in broad light whenever we enjoy the illumination of electricity. The second rose to be president of the nation he helped to form. The third is the father of what the world knows as Jeffersonian democracy. The fourth, puritan, patriot, leader, gave more in moral force and determination, in knowledge of the law and its common sense principles than almost any man who assisted at the birth of the nation. The fifth was the man of whom the majority of people know comparatively little, and yet there was none who better deserved a place of honor in the public mind. Eminent as a financier, a shrewd judge of human nature, his touch on the helm of state was ex- JOHN ADAMS. actly what was needed to keep the young craft on her course. Jefferson had spoken but little in congress and he had no part in the acrimonies which then prevailed. In a plain brick house, corner of Market and Seventh streets, Philadelphia, he drafted the declaration of independence. The work was almost wholly Jefferson's, only a few verbal alterations being suggested by Adams and Franklin. It then was approved by the committee. A few passages were struck out by congress Caesar Rodney, one of Delaware's delegates, in order to have his vote recorded, rode in the saddle from a point eighty miles from Philadelphia, all night, and reached the floor just in time on July 4 to cast Delaware's vote in favor of independence. On that day, ever memorable in American annals, the declaration of independence was RIOHAED HENRY LEE. adopted by the unanimous vote of the thirteen colonies, The enthusiasm of the patriots at bearing the intelligence was unbounded. While congress bad been .discussing the subject, crowds assembled out, aide' the b«u aM in the streets, an- xiously awaiting the result. When it was announced at noon the state house bell, on which was inscribed "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto the inhabitants thereof," clanged deep and melodiously and the throng gave vent to long and loud shouts of exultation.' . The old bell ringer had been at his post since early morning. He had placed his boy below to announce when the declaration was adopted, so that ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON, not an instant might be lost in transferring the glad tidings by means of the bell to the waiting multitude. As the wearisome hours passed and no sign came to him the aged bell ringer finally exclaimed "They will never do it! They will never do it!" Just then he heard his boy clapping his hands and vociferating at the top of his juvenile lungs "Ring! Ring!" The old hands swayed the sonorous bell with delirious vigor. Its reverberations was echoed by every steeple in the city. That was a gala day in Philadelphia, what with rejoicings and bonfires and illuminations. The cannon boomed and messengers rode away hotly in all quarters to announce the news. Washington .then was in New York with the army. By his orders it was read to the soldiers, who acclaimed it enthusiastically. The townsfolk on that night tore the statue of George III. from its pedestal in Bowling Green and it was melted into 42,000 bullets for the patriotic troops. "Yesterday," wrote John Adams to ROGER SHERMAN, his wife, "the greatest question was decided that was ever debated in America; and greater, perhaps, never was or will be decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony 'that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and ; independent.' The day is passed. The Fourth of July, 1776, will be a memorable epoch in the history of America, I am apt to believe it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to Almighty God. It ought to be solemnized with pomp, shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward forever." By a strange coincidence John Adams died on July 4,1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of independence, His last words were "Jefferson etill survives." But at I o'clock on tbe same day Jefferson also passed Serious Action Taken German Consul. by the FOREIGN SAILORS LANDED, Admiral Von DlcdcrlcliB Take* Command and May Not Step Aside for th« American Forces—t>atln Republic! to Hold a Conference. London, June 24.—The Daily News publishes a statement, alleged to come from a correspondent having access to good information, that the occupation of Manila by parts of the crews of the foreign warships there is an accomplished fact, although it may probably be three or four days before the official news arrives by way of Hongkong. The communication proceeds to say: "Over a month ago Admiral Dewey proposed to bombard Manila. At this juncture, however, a new factor was added to the situation. The German consul, acting on precise instructions which had just arrived by the German warship Irene, strongly opposed a bombardment. These instructions were clear and categorical and emanated directly from Emperor William's cabinet. Appeal to Foreign Wnrnhlps. "It was then that Admiral Dewey asked for re-enforcements and supplied Agulnaldo with arms. While Germany gathered a naval force the Intention at Berlin was, if not to take possession of Manila, at least to co-operate in the landing, Admiral Dewey's force not being sufficient to protect German interests. Capt.-Gen. August! had on his part informed his government of the situation, and several interviews took place at Madrid with the German ambassador, the result being that it was decided Capt.-Gen. August! should appeal to the foreign warships at Manila, excluding the American, to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants against the insurgents. "It. was an indirect way of capitulating while sparing Spanish amour propre. There is no doubt that Admiral von Dlederichs has taken command of the forces landed, although he has not taken possession in behalf of Germany. But will he when the American re-enforcements arrive be willing to allow his forces to re-embark? The whole question lies there? Anxiety of the Gerivmna. The • Berlin correspondent of the Times, commenting on the continual discussion of the Philippines question, says: "There would be a storm of indignation in the German press if the United States were to become master o£ the Philippines while Germany got nothing. In the view of many German politicians anything would be better than that, and they would even prefer to see Seven Tito Main Body of the Army Miles From Morru. PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica, Jiuie ?:?.— Advices from the headquarters of Shaf t- ers army says: "The advance of the American iirniy has reached the etig-e of the tableland in which the harbor that, and they would even prefer to see of 8i) "ti:ig-o ( ] e Cuba lies. Here* seven the Intervention of several European mil( - v s from Morro Castle, as the crow powers to project the life and property '""" " : " 1 '~'" -* " of their subjects from the rebels, fol- FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SENATE. Washington, .Tone 20.—The senate took up the resolutions annexing the Hawaiian islands. A test Tote was taken on a motion to adjourn, made by the opponents of the resolution, which resulted in a defeat of the motion'bya vote of 15 to 44. Speeches were made by Morrill and Bacon, both of whom opposed the resolutions. HOUSE. The house today passed the general deficiency bill, carrying S224.000.000. The remainder of the day was given to District of Columbia business. SENATE WAsnrxoroN, June 21.—White, dem., of California, leader of the opponents to the Hawaiian resolution's, spoke for three hours, and had not concluded when the resolutions were laid aside. HOUSE. After passing several bills of minor importance today the house, in committee of the whole, considered without disposing of, a bill to refer to the court of claims certain claims of persons for property taken or destroyed by the confederate invasions iuto the southern counties of Pennsylvania. SE.VATR. Washington, June 23.—After White had spoken for two hours, without concluding Ms address, he yielded to Pettigrew. who took up the argument against the Hawaiian resolutions. TIOU.SB. Conference report on bill to ratify the agreement between the Dawcs commission and tliu Seminole Indians was adopted EIonso 'vent into committee of the wholfl to consider District of Columbia business. SKNATE. Washington. June 23.— Discussion in the •jcnuto of the Hawaiian annexation que.s tioii was interrupted today by Uiiwllns, of Utah, with a speech In which ho criticised vigorously the provision embodied in tho conference report on the Indian appropriation bill, which acknowledges tho right o! Indians to lease mineral lauds on their res ervations. Ho declared that it was a far cravcr matter than the annexation of tho Hawaiian islands, as it would involve tho cession to tho Indians of the mineral rights in territory exceeding fiO.OOO 008 acres of land, not including the tcrritorvo! Alaska. HOUSR. A largo number of bills of minor import mice were passed. SEN'ATR. Washington, June 24.—Tho conference report on the bankruptcy bill was agreed to without debate. McEnery and Tin-lev opoke on tho Hawaiiuu resolutions. SBXATR Washington, Juno 25.—Bill providing a military secretary for the secretary of war was adopted. Conference report upon sundry civil appropriation bill was a^reei! to. After an unsuccessful effort bv Davis to persuade the opponents of Hawaiian iinnexiition to agree upon a time for votiii" the opposition began a filibustering movo' inent. Morgan charged that these senators were obstructing the progress of the war WInto made a heated reply, dcclarinn- the charge a falsehood. Teller wanted earH action, but said the opponents of annex-i- turn had a right to a free and full expression of their views. Allen deuounceJ Morgan's talk as "political rot." Eat in Haste And suffer at leisure. When your abased stomach can no longer cheerfully and properly perform its duties, a few dose* oi Hood's Barsap&rilla are like fresh tvatet to a withered plant. This medicine tones the stomach, restores digestive strength, creates an appetite and with a little cart in diet, the patient is soon again in perfect health. Try it and you '11 believe in It. e Sarsa- 9 parilla Is America's Greatest Medicine. tectneaun. Try it. a Hood Hood's Pills cure constipation. 25 cents. Saw Him Fed. She—Did you stay long 1 in Venice? lie—Only a couple of days, but I sav« everything' worth seeing. She—Really! Then you saw the lion of St. Mark's, I suppose? He—Rather! Haw him fed. (And the conversation flagged.) Try Allen's Foot-Ease, A powder to be shaken into the shoes. At this season your feet feel swollen, nervous and hot, and get tired easily. If you have smarting feet or tight shoes, try Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools the feet and makes walking easy. Cures swollen and sweating feet, blisters and callous spots. Relieves corns and bunions of all pain and gives rest and comfort. Try it today. Sold by all druggists and shoe stores for 25c, Trial package free. Address Allen S Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. Compensation. "The temperature is very high here,' said the newly arrived shade to one ol Lucifer's lieutenants. "True," was the reply; "but there i3 compensation even in that." "Indeed?" "Yes; no one ever asks if it is hot enough for you." Nerves Out of Tune. Just ns tho strings of a musical Instrument get out of tune through lack of care and break oui Into ear-torturing discords when touched, BO the human ntrviio s«t out of tune, mid make overyuouy miserable that comes in contact with thurn. Every tobacco-user's nerves uro out of tune more or leifs, and tne real tobacco-slave's nerves are related to tnV utmost. No-To-Bnc is tho tuning-key which tightens the nerves, makes them respond quickly to the emotions, resulting in the happiness of all. No-To-Bac guaranteed tobacco Imblt cure, makes Weak men strong. We advise all tobacco-users to take No-To-Bac. Judge Gaskill, of Boston, sentenced a rogue to four years' imprisonment for robbing amau of seventy-two cents. Model Exhibit. NEARING SANTIAGO. lowed by the acquisition of a naval station for each of them. "There is, in fact, a strong inclination to repeat the Chinese drama ai Kiao-Chou wherever an opportunity is offered. Relatively to what Germany already possesses she has everything to gain by such a policy of fair shares- all around. "There can, however, be little doubt that no European power or combination of powers would venture to prevent the United States and Great Britain from settling the future of the Philippines cojointly, or, at least, under their cojoint naval forces. Continental opinion would not only speedily acknowledge the strength of an Anglo- American naval alliance, but would be practically unanimous against incurring the risks of the commercial consequences of a breach with tho United States." Lntlu Republics to Confer. The Madrid correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "Reliable information has been received in diplomatic circles here from South America that preliminary steps are being taken to summon a conference of all South and Central American republics to consider the advisability of adopting defensive measures against future aggression by the United States. "The Hispa'no-American republics see danger in the prospect that tho moment the United States has effected Its purpose in Cuba it will seek to extend its influence and authority over the Spanish-speaking republlce. In countries so subject to revolutionary outbreaks it would be an easy task for the United States to foment insurrectionary movements— as the Spaniards claim has been done in Cuba— with the object of finally intervening and absorbing these -states individually or placing them under its protection." Ko roliuy an to the Philippine*. London, June 24.— The Washington correspondent of the Daily Mail, on the authority of a prominent member of the cabinet, says: "The government has not yet formulated a definite policy as to the Philippines and Porto Rico, but, while indisposed to retain the Philippines, it will not allow them again to be subject to Spanish rule. If the independence of the Philippines proves a failure the islands perhaps might be sold, preferably to Great Britain. Puerto Rico might be permanently retained owing to Us proximity to the United States, and its strategic value." No Moblllzatlpa Pecislou. Springfield, HI., Jijuie 24.-— Gov. ner has announced that he b,ad not yet any decision about the mobilisa tion, of the two regimenti called jgr from Illinois. (lies, the main body of troops are unit ed and the Spaniards are in full retreat toward Santiago. They may attempt a surprise", but a decisive engagement is not expected for several days. Lawton's brigade, consisting of the Twenty-second infantry, First infantry and Second Massachusetts volunteers, with companies of the Eighth cavalry, and several companies ol the Twenty-fifth colored infantry, occupy tlaragua, and the American' flag was lioisted there. ,1 uragua was abandoned 1>.V General Linares and twelve hundred Spanish troops with such haste that thoy hud no time to burn the town, though un ineffectual attempt was made to destroy the locomotives •jf the railroad and tho rolling- stock. Plenty «>: Food ut Cirnfnngos. KINOSTOX, Jamaica, June ;";;).—The steamer Adula, which has arrived here from Cienfuegos, brings 100 refugees, well-to-do Cubans and Spaniards. They aver that tho Spanish soldiers there are anxious for a fight, but that the populace is disheartendbv the lon« struggle. Food is no dearer now, the" say, than it was a month ago, and while flour ami meat are scarce, rice. (Ish' and vegetables are abundant. Patent Oltloo I'motivc*. IOWA PATENT OFFICE, DKS MOIXKS, lune 27.—Inventors who retain attorneys to file applications incomplete iceortling to law, which allows them ;o pay the $15 filing fee within a year, ire sometimes officially informed 'Your attorney has been advised of ;he non-payment of this fee and has nacle no response." There is no abjection to officials trying to hurry payments, but such notice is objectionable and unjust to inventors and attorneys. The writer made complaint in person to the acting commissioner last September and he replied that bo was not aware such notices were sent to •ipplicants. Inventors have paid about Hve millions of surplus iuto the United States patent office above the expenses :iml it is believed a reduction of fees ivould be practical and right, unless it uay be intended to tax inventors to son tribute to a largo surplus that is innuully transferred from the United States patent office to the United •States treasury. Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent free to any address. THOMAS G. Oitwio & Co., Proprietors. At CHiiukaiuuugmv All Summer. CHATTANOOGA, June 34.—General Michael V. Sherridan, tho adjutant icre, says the men here are located iero for all summer. The plan is to •nake the Chickamaugua army as capable as if its regiments had been :aken from the regulars. It is destined ;o face the massed lines of Blanco ocfore Havana if the war should last jutil September. Alphoneo Confirmed. MAPBID, June 34.—King Alphonso vas confirmed with great ceremony, in ,he presence of the royal family, court Ugmtanes, cabinet ministers ana jraiulees. Inventors desiring to exhibit their models at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition should write to Sues & C!o., Registered Patent Solicitors, Bee Bldg., Omaha, Nebr. Send for free patent books. HALF FARE. Washington, 1>. C., and Rotarii. On July 3d to 6th tickets will be sold from all points to Washington, D. C., and return via the Chesapeake and Ohio Ry. at one fare, plus $2.00, on account of the meeting of the National Educational Association. Tickets will be good until July 15 returning, and may be extended to August 31st. This is the best opportunity you will have to visit the famous Mountain and Sea Shore resorts of the Bast, also Old Point Comfort and Hampton Roads, the rendezvous of the North Atlantic Squadron. For particulars and sleeping car reservations apply to U. L. Truitt, Northwest Passengw Agent, 234 Clark street, Chicago, 111. JN. K. A. Meeting at Washington. The Big Four and Chesapeake ffi Ohio Railways will have a special N, B. A. Wisconsin train, leaving Chicago Tuesday, July 5th, at 1 p. m., arriving in Washington the following afternoon. The party will consist of the leading educators of Wisconsin, and will stop at White Sulphur Springs, Va., for breakfast and a concert on the morning of the 6th. This route has more mountain and river scenery and more battlefields than any other line.. Write at once for maps, rates and sleeping car reservations. The rate is one fare plus two dollars (membership fee) for the round trip. Bicycles carried free. H, W. Sparks, T. P. A., 234 Clark street, Chicago. Electrle Fnus In Sleeping Carl. The Baltimore and Ohio South-West- •' ern Railway officials have solved the problem of cooling sleeping cars In stations at night. At Cincinnati, Louis, vllle and St. Louis this line has Bleeping cars placed In the stations at 10 p. m., which do not depart until after midnight, and in order to make them comfortable and cool h.ave placed 16- inch rotary electric fans in each end of the sleepers, thus removing the heated and impure air from all parts of the car. The fans have been in operation about two weeks, and have been the subject of many favorable comments from the traveling public. Of Interest to Homegeekora. To those desirous of owning a farm home, and seeking by industry and thrift to attain an independent condition in life, no better chance is afforded than the fertile farming lands at low prices and reasonable terms/ sit- • uated along the line of the Chicago & North-Western R'y, in western Mlnne, sota and South Dakota. This locality s forging to the front and yearly gain. Ing immense wealth from its fine crops, dairy interests and stock raising For further Information regarding Homeseekers- rates, etc., please apply • to W. B. Kniskern, G. p. and T A 22 Fifth Aye., Chicago *'< ** "If you insist upon knowing, there we two reasons for my refusing you." 'And they are?" "Yourself > and wether man," * m

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