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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 20, 1898
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* ' " ^ AL&0NA IOWA, As Compared With Other Wars, Uncle Sam Has Made a Record, Progress Has Been Satisfactory. There are some persons in the United States and a good many elsewhere who find much cause for complaint in TVhat they are pleased to term the dilatory prosecution of Uncle Sam's war .against the Spanish Dons. Were these Iklckers thoroughly familiar with the aniials of the present century they 'would know that to date events have 'moved with remarkable rapidity since 'the beginning of hostilities last April. .It is true that the Franco-Prussian war 'was shoved along with much greater celerity and so, perhaps, was the war 'between the Halo-Prussian alliance •and Austria, but in these two cases conditions were so different from those prevailing in the present war that comparisons are by no means fair. In inelther case was it necessary for the aggressive nation to put to sea, let alone expand a little group of between 50,000 and 30,000 fighting men, barely enough to maintain military organization, to an effective army of invasion. 'Prussia and France are contiguous, and it was only necessary for the Prussians to advance to the French frontier to begin operations, and conditions were not less favorable to the expedition of operations in the 'Prussian war. Besides, all parties (were ready for both these wars, having Ibeen perfecting military organizations tor many years. The only wars fought in this half century that can be compared with the current one with any degree of fairness were the Crimean war of 1854-HC, and the conquest of Egypt in 18S2. Both were conducted with much greater deliberation than that with which our operations against Spain have been carried on. Yet in both instances the (aggressive nations Were provided at the beginning with thousands morn trained soldiers than the United States possesses even yet. Moreover, in the Crimean war, England was not fighting single handed, being in alliance with France, while in the Egyptian operations England had the moral support of every European power, and her antagonists were all Asiatic or African •blood—people totally unable by natuve to put up a winning fight against Europeans. It is now two months and lour days since the present war began, on April 22, by the Nashville's capture of the Buena Ventura. Since tlvin the United States forces have completely destroyed one Spanish fleet in waters thousands of miles from home, annihilated another on this side and the conquest of an enormously rich group of islands is virtually accomplished. From an effective force of less than 30,000 men the army has been increased to more than 100,000, and the new troops are being rapidly transformed into one of the most effective fighting organizations in the •world. Events moved vastly slower in the Crimean war. For causes which neod not be explained here, England and France, acting Jointly, declared war against Russia on March 28, 1854. Instantly the mobilization of large masses of troops was begun both by the French and the English. Considering the inferior means of transportation then existing, they were moved eastward with commendable celerity, for, after spending some time at Gallipolis and other Oriental localities, they landed at Varna on May 29 of the flame year. This, however, it will be observed, was almost exactly as long after the declaration of war against Russia as the period which has now elapsed since the capture of the Buena Veatura, the first act of the present war, and there was no end of complaint, both in England and France, over the delay. But the war was not actually begun by the end of May, 1854. The authorities in charge decided at once upon an expedition against the Crimea, but they took their time, and plenty of it, before they got flown to business, for they didn't embark their forces until September 3, and the voyage from Varna to Old Fort, near Eupatorla, about thirt)' miles from Sebastopol.was not finished untl the middle of the month. Lord Raglan for the English and Marshal St. Arnaud for the French had charge of the allied forces, amounting to 58,000 men and they were landed on Sept. 14, 15 and 16. The battle of Alma, the Russians numbering between 40,000 to 50,000 men, was fought four daya later, and resulted in a complete rout for the Russians, but the war lasted until April, 1856, two long and weary years and more after the declaration of hos- tilities. It was five and a half monies after the declaration before the first shot was fired, and nearly eleven months after the destruction of the Turkish fleet by the Russians (at Sin- ope, November 30, 1853), which virtually insured war between France and England on one side and Russia on the other. Now for the Egyptian campaign. It was in the last week of May, 1882, that Arabi Pasha seized the reins of power in Cairo. Did England strike a blow at once? Not a bit of it. Diplomatic negotiations were tried in advance of force, and it was not until June 14 that war was declared. It was a month after that before the historic bombardment of Alexandria took place. England was then in much the same situation as that in which the United States was placed when Dewcy destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila, having no army ready to occupy the city after practically destroying it. But the results were far more deplorable, since Alexandria was sacked and a large part of its buildings burne.i by a half savage mob. THRILL1NQ 6OROLAR StORV. In Which Two Philadelphia Women Are Concerned. An elderly woman and her daughter living in Philadelphia have been spending the last few days in recuperating from a nervous shock they recently received, each blaming the other as the cause of the trouble. The elderly woman is slightly deaf, and lives in constant dread of burglars, and to additionally fortify her room at night she has taken to standing a stick between the lower sash of her window and the casing above, so that it cannot be opened. The other night she was awakened by hearing a racket in her room, and finally, mustering up enough courage to look around, she discovered that her stick had fallen from the window to the floor, behind the sewing machine. She arose, went to the machine and leaned over it to reach the stick. Meantime the daughter had be«n awakened by the same noise, and, fearing that a burglar had entered her mother's room and would frighten her to death, she hurried to investigate. Reaching the door, she saw, to her horror, that her mother was lying, head down, over the machine, evidently dead or unconscious. Though the daughter is small and frail, she de- sided to carry her to the bed and hurry for help. Running over, she clasped the supposedly unconscious body around the waist. Immediately the mother gave forth such a succession of blood-curdling shrieks as might have been heard for squares, as she struggled in the grasp of the long-expected burglar, but the daughter, certain that her mother had gone mad with fright, held on for dear life and the two struggled and swayed till finally they both fell exhausted on the bed. Then they realized the true situ- LITERARY NOTES. FUTURE OF AFRICA. ftlnck Continent Han Been Among Ear-opean Potters. It is a fitting time at the end of the century to exhibit Africa. Like poor Poland, it has been fully partitioned, though, unlike Poland, not torn lihib from limb. What political changes the next century will bring in a continent which has interested the world for thousands of years cannot be foreseen, but there is no probability that a great native negro kingdom will rise. The control is likely to continue where it is placed, in European hands. The few states that may be called native have no promise of permanence. The destiny of theUwo Boer republics is absorption in British South Africa. Mr. Stead, it will be observed, is very confident of this, and he has good reason for his confidence. Independent Morocco and semi-independent Tripoli, on the Mediterranean, have no future of their own. Sooner or later they will go to swell the possessions of France and other European powers. We must regard Africa, therefore, as an appendage of Europe. The white races which pushed back the natives and settled and control the American continent from Cape Barrow to Cape Horn dominate all the other continents and the black tribes of Africa, aa well as the brown and yellow of Asia, are subject to their rule. The greatest of Asiatic kingdoms is in the process of decay, and its partition is already begun. It sems terribly unjust for the white interlopers to wrest two continents—America and Australia—from the aboriginal man and make them their own; to take another from the Asiatic races and erect their standards over it, and,"finally, to take Africa from the blacks and subject it wholly to their will. TROOPS THROWING UP HASTY INTRENCHMENTS. Yet England was then, as now, one of the great military powers of the world, with many times more trained fighting men that the United States had when the war against Spain was begun. On the other hand, Arabi Pasha's army, in arms, organization and command, was about as poor as was ever lined up in fighting array. Its total strength amounted to only eighteen regiments of infantry and four of cavalry, twenty-two in all, or from 15,000 to 20,000 men. It was made up wholly of Egyptian peasants, untrained to withstand the onslaught of civilized soldiers and really worthless as military material. England's organized army at that time numbered 131,859 men at home and 62,653, all British soldiers, in India, a total force of nearly 200,000 men. And yet it was not until August 27, two months and a half after the declaration of war, that England managed to land 22,000 men at Ismaila and Port Said, where active land operations were begun. Yet England is not now held to have acted unwisely in the Egyptian campaign. The result was, of course, complete victory for the British arms and a highly beneficent extension of civilization followed the ending of the war, much similar to that which is bound to follow the close of the war between the United Stales and Spain. An Arizona Haircut. "Doesn't it disturb you when they have a shooting scrap next door?" asked the tenderfoot who was undergoing an Arizona hair cut. "Disturb nothiu'!" answered the barber. "It gener'ly makes it easier." At this juncture the shooting began at Red Mike's saloon next door. The tenderfoot's hair rose on end, and the barber trimmed it as expeditiously as if he were shearing a hedgehog.—Chicago Tribune. That at its narrowest part the harbor is but 180 feet across. IN TUB PALMETTO BUSH. ation and they've been blaming each other ever since.—Utica Observer. A Handsome Requisites, an old ingrain carpet, patience and a good pair of shears. Thoroughly cleanse the carpet, then cut in strips lengthwise, each strip a foot wide (a foot and a half will make longer fringe). The warp is drawn out, leaving the wool as fringe, and to facilitate this work I cut the strips of arpet in one inch slashes on either side, leaving in the center of the strip an inch intact to hold the fringe. The fringed strips are then doubled and sewed in rows on a foundation of carpet. If the rug is wanted stiff, attach the under surface to a second piece of carpet with heavy paste. The fringed rug is very handsome and the colors will not fade. PEOPLE OF NOTE. The czar of Russia, so the story runs, has in his household an understudy, singularly like him in appearance, who shows himself at the windows of railway carriages when his imperial majesty does not wish to disturb himself. The prince of Wales has taken a great fancy to a pretty little villa at Cannes, belonging to Comte St. Priest, and arrangements will probably be made so that his royal highness may become the owner. The maisonnette ia of very modest dimensions, but charmingly uituated and commanding lovely views. All American admirers of Robert Louis Stevenson will hear with sorrowful surprise that the subscriptions lately invited for the purpose of erecting a monument in honor of the dead writer in Edinburgh have fallen far short of the expected amount. The memorial will, as a consequence, necessarily be modest. It may take the form of a marble bust, with his own words, "He clung to his paddle," inscribed beneath it. An imposing and sympathetic crowd, including nearly all the nobility of the French empire, a short time ago, attended the funeral at the Church of St. Pierre de Challcot of the Due de Bassano, chamberlain and intimate friend of Napoleon III. The Empress Eugenie was represented by Gen. Prince Murat and Prince Napoleon by the Marquis de la Grange. The duke was the last surviving senator of tne second empire, whose great men are gradually disappearing, from the scene. His birth certificate, which had to be produced on this occasion, caused some surprise and much interest, as }t bore the signature of the first consul and Mme. Josephine Bonaparte. In treating of South Africa I must include Cape Colony, Natal, Bechuana- land, the South African Republic and the Orange Free State, because want of space forbids detail and compels brevity. The most marked advance in Africa during the next century win be in this region, because it is suitable to the constitution of the European, and for 250 years he has proved himself adapted to it, and has already founded several flourishing states within it. Even the youngest state is possessed of all the advantages necessary to the fullest expansion, railways, telegraphs, and steam lines bring it in direct contact with the center of the civilized world. Nevertheless there is a peculiar condition of things in south Africa, found in no other part of the continent, which as we look forward along the coming century, satisfies us that tiere must be a troublous future in store for these colonies and states. The worst danger I think to be apprehended is from the stubborn antagonism which exists between two such determined races as the British and che Dutch. Years do riot appear to modK fy, but rather to intensify, the incompatibility. Already they have lived side by side under one flag for over ninety years, but the feeling has been more hostile of late years. The south African Bond (Boer) and the South African League (British) represent the variance of feeling existing. Though the Boers are in the majority at present, time appears to be in favor of the ultimate predominance of the British. During the last six years the steam lines took 66,000 people to south Africa, and Johannesburg, Kimberley and Rhodesia must account for most of these. The next ten years at this rate will place the British as numerically equal to the Boers, and in twenty years they will exceed the Boers, and by that time the supremacy question will have been definitely settled. Man. Man is trinity—body, mind and soul. God Is continually coming to him, giving him life. He comes in sunshine and shower, in darkness and dew. God comes to him with revelations of love, words to cheer and hope, calling him to his best self and noblest. But there is no response. Man as we see him is dead. The soul is dead and the great need is life; that is power to fulfil the purpose of our creation.— Rev. J. K. Montgomery. In the leading navies of the world the cost of building typical ironclads per ton is as follows: United Kingdom, ?300; United States. f390; France and Germany, $435 to Constitutional Rights Are Temporarily Suspended. ROYAL DECREE PUBLISHED, The Gotelrntnenfc Evidently Wishe* tfe Unvc Pull Power to 8nppte»8 Evidence of Discontent When Negotiations for Peace Are Begun—Sagiwtii's Position. Madrid, July 16.—The Official Gazette publishes a royal decree temporarily suspending throughout the Spanish peninsular the rights of individuals as guaranteed by the constitution. The decree adds that the government will render an account to parliament of the use it may make of this measure. The publication of the decree is generally accepted as being convincing proof that Spain is now ready to sue for peace, and that negotiations to tnat effect are actually in progress. The government wishes to have full power to suppress all evidences of discontect which might appear. The Carlists are furious and are sure to attempt to create trouble. One minister expressed the conviction that official overtures for peace will be made before Sunday, and there is reason to believe France has offered her services to Spain and that Spain has drawn up conditions for peace which offer a basis of negotiation. Premier Sagasta is quoted as saying that Spain wants peace, but that "it must be an honorable peace, as Spain deserves. The army," the premier Is said to have added, "is anxious to resist to the last, but the government cannot consent to such a sacrifice. Had we our fleet, the situation would be very different." Washington, July 16.—The above move on the part of the Spanish government, coming as it does on the heels of the fall of Santiago, shows plainly the desperate straits in which Sagasta and his associates find themselves. In the absence of fuller light on the subject than is contained in the above dispatch, it would seem that either the government has declared martial law to prevent outbreaks on the part of the people when they learn of the surrender of Santiago or that a change is about to be made and a military dictatorship established. Hnar:l or Trulo. Chicago, July 15.—The following table shows the range of quotations on the board of trade today: Articles. High. Wheat- July ..$ .73% Sept .. .67% Dec. Corn — July Sept Dec. Oats — July Sept May. Pork- July ........ Sept ..10.15 Lard — July Sept .. 5.721/2 Oct.. .. 5.77 l / 2 Short Ribs- July Sept .. 5.75 Oct.. .. 5.80 —Closing— Low. July 15. July 14. .67% .33 .33% .33% .23Va .19% .22% .72% ? .73% $ .73% .67 .67% .67% .67*4 .67 7 / 8 .67Va .32 .32y 8 .31% .32 .33% .32 .32% .33% .32 Y 2 .22% .23V 2 .22% .19% .19% .19% .21% .22% .21% 9.90 9.77% 9.921/3 10.021/2 9.921/a 5 .67y a 5.70 5.60 5.55 5.671/2 5.65 5.721/2 5.70 5.65 5.67V 2 5.70 5.65 5.70 5.721/2 5.67% Bodies Are Recovered. Cleveland, July 16. — The bodies of the ten remaining victims of the waterworks tunnel disaster were found by a rescuing party Friday. They were brought to the shore end, "_4ut six thousand feet from the tunnel head, in a hand car. The scene when the victims were brought to the surface, where an enormous crowd had assembled, was indescribable. The large force of police had all it could do to control the almost frantic people. _ Mall for Illinois Soldiers. Washington, July 16. — In the weekly bulletin issued by the war department giving the stations of the volunteer troops for the benefit of friends and relatives who wish to communicate with them, the following changes are noted over the last issue: First Illinois infantry, to Santiago; Sixth Illinois infantry, to Santiago; Eighth Illinois infantry, to Springfield, 111., Ninth Illinois infantry, to Springfield, 111. Will Proceed Cautiously. Washington, July 15. — There is a disposition to proceed very cautiously in sending ships into Santiago harbor. The larger vessels will probably join Watson's eastern squadron now arming for a dash to Spain. Pp to this time no cases of fever have been reported in the navy and Admiral Sampson will exercise his own judgment as to the advisability of entering the bay. Sunk with AU on Board. Seattle, Wash., July 16.— The Hiogo News, published at Kobe, Japan, under date of June 20, just received hero by the steamer Yamaguchi, Maru, contains the news of the sinking of the Chinese torpedo boat Hee Ching at Port Arthur a few days before the paper was printed. It is stated that there were 418 men on board, not one of whom was saved. No details are given. Cullom Looks for Ponce. Washington, July 15.— Senator Cullom, who is a member of the foreign relations committee, says the geneal situation indicates an early movement by Spain for peace. Italy Heglns to New York, July 16.— The Journal prints a dispatch which says that it ig officially announced that an Italian squadron has been ordered to cruise ofl the coast of Spain. "Caleb West, Master Driver," is the Mtle of the latest book by F. Hopkinson Smith, author of "Tom Grogan," "Gondola Days," etc. Competent crifr* ics declare that it is not only the best story Mr. Smith has yet written, butit Is one of the Strongest, manliest, breezi* est stories written on either side of the Atlantic for many a day; and it seems safe to predict for it an immediate ana lasting popularity. The book is published by Houston, Miffiin&Co., Boston and New York, and is the custom with these publishers the work of print- . ing and binding is par excellence. The pages are as neat ns the printers art can make them and the quality of paper is far superior to that ordinarily used. In a beautiful and substantial cover it is one of the neatest books that has come to our table this year. j Houghton, Milfiin & Co. announce "At the Sign of the Silver Crescent," by Helen Choate Prince, whose previous novels have been so favorably received. Like those, this is a story of modern French life, the scene being fora little while at Paris, later and principally in Touraine. The characters include the heroine, who has married a wealthy- Jew in order to restore the shattered fortunes of her family; another woman who wishes to be the heorine; an unprincipled and. shifty cure; a young Englishman studying ^French; and a yonng American studying art. This last may be accounted the hero. The story is written with sufficient local precision to render it effective, and with even greater literary skill than that which marked Mrs. Prince's other novels. It is distinctly readable, and leans fitly to virtue's side. It ought to be a popular summer book. Bret Harte's many admirers will welcome a new collection ot stories which Messrs. Iloughtou, Mifflin & Co., Boston and New York, have recently published. Under the title , "Tales of Trail and Town" Mr. Harte gathers eig'ht stories, part of them located in California, which is pre-' eminently his own literary domain, part in Burpoe—but till toldr witli that sure touch and that literary felicity which gi70 him his somewhat unique position among modern story-tellers. The tales include: "The Strange Experience of Alkali Dick." "The Judgment of Bolinas Plain," "The Ancestors of Peter Atberly," "Peter Atherly's Kindred." "A Talc of Three Truants," "A Night on the Divide," "Two Americans." "The Youngest Prospector in Calaveras." Variety of theme and character is certainly assured here,'_ and readablcness—in Mr. Harte's stories—always. The Savajjo Bncliolor. The Sweet Yonng Thing—Oh, did you read about the woman who refused, to be rescued by the firemen until after her dog had been saved? The Savage Bachelor—Yes. I want to say that the devotion of woman to the dog is on of the most beautiful traits the creature has. Try Allen's Toot-Ease. A powder to be shaken into the shoes. At this season your fpet feel swollen, nervous and hot, and get tired easily. If you have smarting 1 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 to-day. Sold by all druggists and shoe stores for 25c. Trial package free. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. Married couples in Norway are priv« ileged to travel on railways at a fare and a half. Important to ftiotncrs. The manufacturers of Castorla have been compelled to spend hundreds of thousands 01 dollars to familiarize the public with the signature of Chas H. Fletcher. This has been necessitated toy reason of pirates counterfeiting the Castorla trade mark. This counterfeiting Is a crime not only against the proprietors of Castorla, but against the growing generation. All persons should be careful to Bee that Castoria bears the signature of Chas. H. Fletcher, if they would guard the health of their children. Parents and mothers, in particular, ought to carefully examine the Castoria advertisements which have been appearing In this paper, and to remember that the wrapper of every bottle of genuine Castoria bears the fac-slmile signature of Chas. H. Fletcher, under whose supervision it has been manufactured continuously for over thirty years. Five animals possess all the five senses common -to mammals,' though . in a modified degree. Coe's Cougn Balaam is the oldest and best. It will break up a cold quicker tban anything else. It is always reliable. Try It. In three years the expense of running an Atlantic steamer, exceeds the cost of construction. For Lung and chest diseases, Piso's Cure is the best medicine we have used. Mrs. J. L. Northcott, Windsor, Ont., Canada. The forty-five states of the union, have about 05,000 convicts. No-To-Uno for Fifty Cents. Guaranteed tobacco Imblt euro, makes weak men ttrong, blood pure. Me, II. All aruifglals. On an average every woman carries from forty to sixty miles of hair upon her head. You Can Cet Tired By working hard, and then you can get tested again. But it you are tired all the time it means that your blood is poor. You need to take Hood's Saraaparilla, the great cure for that tired feeling because jt ia the great enricher and vitalizer of the blood. You will find appetite, nerve; mental and digestive strength in. Hood's Sarsaparilla Ainerica'8 Greatest Moaicine. '" " Hood's Pills cure-nausea, indigestion. 860. CURE YOURSELF! . Use Big e (or uunaturet discharge?, luHuiumutioQB, | IrrltaUoua or ulceratloni of uiuoous mouibrane*. ... P»lul«»8, »nd not j-'- 1 - |\THEEVANSOHEU10AlOO. ff vnt UI poiwuoiti. ircular tout e.u

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