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

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 3, 1898
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ALGOKA IOWA. AtlGtlST 3, 3898. Instead of Trying to Escape It is Doubtful If Any of Our 692 Captives Could Be Driven Away, ^Portsmouth, N. H., Letter.) £"~CiviiiS!atioH while you wait would be Ran appropriate motto for the prison wtockade at Camp Long. The camp is 'On Seavey's Island, part of the navy yard, Which on- the map appears in 'Kittery, Me., and on official documents •at Portsmouth, in New Hampshire. Two days before the St. Louis steamed into the harbor with 692 Spanish prisoners of war on board the camp ground was not much better than a desert. This end of the island is bound with rocks, which stick up through the Blueberry bushes and scrubby grass on knolls and hillsides. Col. James Forney, commanding the Maine Guard, had during his previous term of duty at the navy yard laid out golf links on this eastern end of the island. Today he uses the old Iron hole- markers as dead line ranges. The best hazards in the links are spoiled by a little new pine board town of a dozen .houses, all but one of which are cut iOff from the rest of the island by a (high board fence. Within thirty-aix hours from the arrival of the St. Louis In the lower harbor this village had ;fceen equipped with all the creature comforts demanded by a free born llAmerican citizen. i The landing of the Spaniards was ^Without ceremony or display. Two black, flat-iron shaped barges were brought up, one after the other, from the big liner, about a mile away, and made fast to Lieut. Greeley's landing [place, at the foot of old Fort Sullivan, •now used as a reservoir. There were •a few workmen and a few ladies and children from the post on the shore, and a cordon of pleasure boats on the jiwater, but no official demonstration of V-y cort. There was not an officer, •1 r- ».vcn a marine, in sight, and no i 7 i..L:on that the island was garri- 8". ';e first barge Lieut. Catlin, a .-. or of the Maine disaster, brought wls him Capt. Moreu, of the Cristobal .Colon, to act as interpreter, and about •ft dozen American marines to take |care of a boatload of four hundred Spanish prisoners of war. Lieut. Cat- Kin had a navy revolver in his belt 'Instead of his sword, and went at his Jwork without any fuss or feathers. jWhen six marines had scrambled 'ashore and were strung along the bank them, and after a few puffs from borrowed cigarettes the well Spaniards slept long and soundly. More meals followed with surprising abundance and regularity, and great wagon loads of clothes were hauled over from the navy yard and dumped at the feet of the prisoners. The few industrious spirits volunteered for camp work, and their working made a pleasant spectacle for those who were not industrious. With Warm new clothes and a comfortable fullness under one's belt, it is agreeable to sit in the sun, or at least out of the rain, and discuss why it was that Admiral Cervera did not utterly destroy the American fleet. To be sure there are sentries and deep water in front, and aentries, with a high board fence behind, backed by barbed wire and Gatling guns in the rear. What would you? Shall sane men run away from good food, good clothes and a good company to lose themselves in a strange country and starve? Perhaps It may not last, but that is the sentiment in Camp Long at present. The landing of the prisoners and the establishment of the camp was accomplished without the slightest hostile demonstration on the part of the Spaniards. Some of the men passively object to being clean, but they can put up with cleanliness if only they get plenty of tobacco. Col. Forney has in the barracks at the navy yard and on duty at the stockade about two hundred men, but Surgeon Parsons says that if the Spaniards only understood that they were to have their three square meals a day a marine guard would be required, not to keep them on the island, but to drive them away from it. At the navy hospital baths and clean nightgowns and beds have transformed the patients who Monday afternoon were groveling in the dust of the road- Bide. There are three wounded men, one having been shot in the leg, another having been hacked in the face by a Cuban machete while attempting to get ashore from the burning ship, and a third who lost several toes from a machete wound. There is an old man whose legs are paralyzed, probably from being so long in the water. All when they get long rarige views ffoifl the New Castle and Kittery shores. Altogether the camp promises to ba so quiet that Colonel Forney may lay out hew golf links, and perhaps allow the Spanish officers to learn the game. OLD METHODS THE BEST. Work of Pnpll* In Public School Under two Systems Compared. From the New York Evening Post: In the opinion of Professor Richard C. Schiedt of Franklin and Marshall col- lego, nothing has been gained, but something lost, in the abandonment of the old methods in public schools of alternate study and recitation periods, and of a brief recess during each school session. This view was expressed in a paper read before a meeting in Lancaster, Pa.', of the Associated Health Authorities. The paper was scientific and described psychological experiments undertaken by Professor Schiedt and others to determine the fatigue of pupils under different conditions. Passing the experiments, and coming to the professor's conclusions, it appeared that under the Herbartian method of instruction, which provides for altarnate recitation and study periods, and does away with home work, the power of mental endurance exhibited by the children was practically without limit when the atmospheric conditions were favorable. In the results the depressing or elevating influence of the atmosphere had an important bearing. A partial remedy is the session recess, affording opportunity for physical exorcises in the open air and for a complete change in the atmosphere of the schoolroom. This is the more important, Professor Schiedt says, as in this region the days with unfavorable atmospheric conditions are in the majority. BASEBALL REPORT. Games frayed yesterday la th» Varlann Philippine Capital Not Surrendered to Dewey, NEWS COMES FROM HONGKONG British Gunboat. Which Left Manila Harbor July 87, 8ar« the Situation tFa» at That Tithe Unchanged—Gen Merrltt Has Reached the Scene. Hongkong, Aug. 1.—The British gunboat Plover has arrived here from Manila. She reports that when she left Manila on Wednesday, July 27, the situation there was unchanged, and the Americans had not yet attacked the city. GEN. MEURITT AT MANILA. Makes the Trip from 'Frisco Without Startling Incident. Manila Bay, July 26, via Hongkong, Aug. 1.—Gen. Wesley Merritt and troops under his command arrived at Manila on the morning of July 25, after a trip devoid of startling event. He reports all well aboard the Newport. Gen. Merritt will at once assume command as provisional governor for the United States. MILITARY EXPEDITION. It was on the first day of May that Admiral Dewey destroyed the Spanish •mips and defences in Manila bay. Twenty-four days later the first detachment of troops sent to re-enforce him sailed from San Francisco. There havo been some expressions of impatience because of this delay, and also because more troops were not sent. But those who criticise the government on this account can have little idea of he difficulties involved in sending a arge military expedition such a ance. dis- From San Francisco to Manila is about seven thousand miles. The voyage, under favorable conditions, takes about four weeks. Ships had to be chartered and made ready in haste, to convey not the troops only, but their weapons, field artillery as well as rifles, horses and their subsistence, tents, bedding, hospital stores and miscellaneous equipments, together with Gorornmont for InFmrjrents. Cavlte, Manila, June 13 (via Hong- kong).—The insurgent chiefs from all over the island met at Cavite yesterday to form the provisional government. Gen. Agulnaldo is head of it and practically dictator. They intend to establish the capital in a small town in the Interior, not far from Manila. Aguinaldo is going to take the field in person. The insurgent army is well armed with Mauser rifles, either captured or bought, and has plenty of ammunition. Besides, the insurgents have proved that they have great courage and remarkable energy. Franco Suspects Germany. Paris, Aug. 1.—It is not generally Relieved here that the actions of the German admiral in the. Philippines are due to so friendly a feeling toward America on the part of 's pretended in official circles In Berlin. A distinguished French writer who has just returned from the German capital reports Emperor William recently said in conversation: "I consider America to be one of the great future dangers of Europe." SOME SCENES AT PORTSMOUTH. the gangway was opened to the prisoners, who went off the barge in an Irregular straggling. , j They were defeated and shipwrecked Bailors, and they showed it. Bare- 'Jieaded and barefooted, with straggly s, and only a couple of dirty garments in most cases covering legs and foodies, they passively obeyed the orders of Capt. Moreu, and were gathered in ship's companies by the calling of the roll. Hardly had a hundred men been landed before the sick began to drop groaning upon the dusty roadside. The first official navy demonstration on shore was made by the navy surgeons, Drs. Parsons, Fitts and Morris, who walked over from the naval hospital, followed by an ambulance. Surgeon-in-Charge Parsons speaks Spanish quite fluently, having been stationed in Peru, but very little talk was necessary to feel the pulse and see the tongue of a groaning Spaniard. With all possible gentleness the most seriously sick were taken to the navai hospital and given as good care as could be given to American sailors. So they landed, penniless, sick, dirty and almost naked. After the mustering was over the first shipload of prisoners was surrounded by marines from the garri- pon and marched into the stockade, barefooted ones being chiefly anxious to avoid the nettles that lurked Sn some of the grassy places. After one day In camp these same hungry looking prisoners could hardly be re,cognie?e^. The day's rations of beet bread, coffee and pickles were de- Your,ed at one meal, each man eating th^n a nou»d of meat. They found hair waitresses the other patients, about one hundred and twenty-five, are suffering from ac- climatic fever, which is not contagious, but which causes chills, cramps and great pain for about five days. The surgeons say that this fever will go through the camp, attacking all who have not had it. About a score of men are taken sick every day, and about the same number are discharged from the hospitals. The convalescents and milder cases of fever are cared for in the stockade, where one large building is used .Cor hospital purposes. Two Spanish chaplains, two surgeons, an apothecary's steward, and five junior lieutenants have had a building built for their special accommodation, and have been fitted out with sailor's clothes from the navy yard storehouses. Their ward- wlth bunks and Dr. Suarez, who room is fitted out abundant furniture, speaks English a little, says that while there will be a good deal for the doctors to do, they all expect to enjoy themselves in camp. The civilizing influence of a short piece of rope is still to be seen at Camp Long. In olden times the rope was used to cow starved and Ill-treated prisoners. Today it serves a different purpose. The members of the oncer's mess hardly got new clothes before they began devising amusements, and jumping rope has become very popular- Two of the more sedate officers swing the rope while the'Others take turns jumping. The horrors of war already seem far away, and the most important things In the world seem to be the delights of good, living. Admiral Carpenter, who is in temporary command of Uie navy yard, bag closed the island to rations for the whole force sufficient for the voyage after. and for some time It was necessary aiso to carry out large quantities of ammunition and supplies for Admiral Dewey's squadron, for ships carrying on operations seven thousand miles from their base of supplies need many things. To secure the ships and prepare them for such a voyage, and to accumulate and get on board of them all the needed supplies in a little mora than three weeks, was really a remarkable achievement. Flghtlnp for a Sentiment. The masses of the north will fight, and fight hard and long, 0.3 we of the south have had proved to UB Moreover, they will fight for a sentiment as we also know by experience—they will flght better for a sentiment than for anything else. But for the sentiment of the north about "the old flag" and "the preservation of the unipn " South Carolina would now be a njem- ber of the Confederate States of America. That is a self-evident proposition While that section utilized an enormous Imwi^mtion to recruit Its armies it would have defeated the south without much aid, becauae without it it was .still far stronger than the south. Chickanuuga, Gettysburg, Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg proved its fighting capacity. Jf we do not recognize tljat we can claim no credit for our own glorious fighting for four years, and we would have no •excuse for our defeat. —Columbia (8. 0.) State. Spain Wants the Philippines. Washington, Aug. 1.—it is stated in a high diplomatic quarter, in such a manner as to give semi-official character to the expression, that if American control or supervision of the Philippines was an indispensable condition laid down as the basis for peace negotiations it was practically certain that the Spanish government would not accede to this condition, but would determine rather to continue the war. Germany Sends Another Ship, Berlin, Aug. 1.—The German cruiser Arcona, Capt. Reincke, has left Nagasaki, Japan, with orders to go to the Caroline and Ladrone islands. That there is anything unfriendly to the United States in sending this warship to the scene of hostilities is vigorously denied. One game of the Washington scries was picked up easily yesterday, and •with Griffith in to-day Burns counts on another. Cincinnati wcm from Brooklyn, drawing away from Boston, which could t play at St. Louis. Cleveland, playing at Philadelphia. took one game from Baltimore and held the other to a tie. Philadelphia and Louisville were both checked in thedf winning course. Scores: At Chicago — Chicago .......... 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 *— ? Washington ...... 00000002 1--J At Louisville — New York ...... 30210032 1—12 Louisville ....... 600001010— i At Philadelphia- Cleveland ........ 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0— C Baltimore ........ 11300000 0— E Second game (ended by darkness) — Cleveland .......... 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0—5 Baltimore .......... 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0—2 At Cincinnati- Cincinnati ........ 02103000 *— fl Brooklyn ......... 03000100 1— E At Pittsburg— Pittsburg ......... 00201000 *— 5 Philadelphia ..... 00000100 0—1 Games today: Washington at Chicago; Brooklyn at Cincinnati; Boston at St. Louis; Philadelphia at Pittsburg; New York at Louisville; Baltimore and Cleveland at Philadelphia. Interstate League. At Fort Wayne—Fort Wayne, 5; Toledo, 0 (eigiht innings; rain). At Mansfield— Grand Rapids, 1; Mansfield, 0. At Dayton — Dayton, 5; Youngstown, 4. At Newcastle — Newcastle, 6; Spring field, 5. Western League. At Minnear-o'.i- — Indianapolis, 6; Minneapolis, 4. At St. Paul— Milwaukee, 11; St Paul, 3. At St. Joseph— Columbus, G; St. Joseph, 3. Soldiers Taken Very 111. Walla, Walla, Wash., July 30.— A\ Fort Walla Walla forty-two men ol company A, Fourth United States cavalry, were all taken suddenly ill with pains in the stomach and nausea. The afflicted men were ordered sent to the hospital, but on the way many dropped to the ground and lay groaning in agony until medical assistance from this city arrived. By evening all had recovered, except five men who are In a serious condition. Doctors pronounce it cholera morbus, but some think the water has been tampered with. Ball for the Philippines. Sam Francisco, Cal., Aug. 1.—The Third battalion, First South Dakota volunteers, and the Minnesota and Colorado recruits sailed Friday on the St. Paul to join their comrades in the Philippines. Not Officially Confirmed. Madrid, Aug. 1.—Nothing is known nere, officially or otherwise, concerning the report that Manila has 'surrendered to the American forces. Waqkets provided for j curious visitors, who «re not annoying j fortune to turn up. Don't sit down sad wait for youi JULY BREAKS TRADE RECORD, Business of the Month the Heaviest Known—Dun's Hopeful Outlook. New York, Aug. 1.—R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: "Big business in January is expected, but big business in July means more. It is the month of all others when trade is naturally light, new engagements are ordinarily deferred and men wait lor the outcome and movement of crops. But more business is being done this year than in any previous July of which there are records. .The payments through clearing houses have been 6.8 per cent larger than In 1892, the year of greatest prosperity heretofore, and for the month thus far 6.5 per cent larger than last year and 8.4 per cent larger than in 1892. But these records and others have to be judged in the Jight of heavy decline in prices since 1892, so that the volume of business transacted is about 20 per cent larger than the volume of payments indicate. "Considering that the purchases of nearly half the people depend on the success of agriculture and that the prosperity of the entire transporting interest is materially affected by the size of crops to be moved, it may be said with reason that the promise of general prosperity this year is unusually bright, "Failures for the week have been 225 in the United States, against 236 last year, and 26 in Canada, against 28 lane year." After the Wire-Nail Trust. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 1.—Gov, Mount has been asked to have the state authorities proceed against the wire-nail trust, which, it is alleged, is treating its employes at Anderson in this state unfairly. Attorney-General Ketcham, who was consulted by the governor, declared that the anti-trust law passed by the last legislature was utterly worthless, and recommended that proceedings be begun in the federal court. Britain towers Her Tariff. London, Aug. 1.—In the house ol commons Mr. Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, announced that on and after Aug. 1 the produce duties of Great Britain, her colonies and dependencies, the customs tariffs of which are the same as that of Canada, would be reduced 25 per cent. I'olloc Take Warner East. Louisville, Ky., Aug. 1.—Lewis Warner, the defaulting banker, left Louisville Friday afternoon for Northampton, Mass., in charge of Sheriff Clarke and Chief of Police Ma'ynard of this place. The officers havo not let it be Known when they will arrive at their destination. Du Boso Was Expellnd. London, Aug. 1.—The secretary ol state for the colonies, Joseph Chamberlain, in the house of commons, said Senor du Bcsc, the former Spanish charge d'affaires at Washington, was formally requested by the Canadian premier, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, to leave Canada. Prince 'Bismarck Improves. Berlin, Aug. 1.—The statements that the condition of Prince Bismarck has temporarily improved appear to be true, but as the measures to prevent the press from obtaining any information are still enforced little news can be obtained. Decision Given to Smith. New York, Aug. 1.—After a hard flght, which lasted twenty-five rounds, "Mysterious Billy" Smith was given a decision over George Green of California at the Lenox Athletic club last. night. Will Confer lu August. Ottawa, Ont., July 30.—Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the premier, announces that the international conference to settle the differences existing between the United States and Canada will open Aug. 10. America IB Not Interfering. London, Aug. 1.—The foreign office denies the statement published in the Cologne Gazette to the effect that t'at United States asked Great Britain to influence Italy to comply with the request of the Washington government that she abstain from using force to compel Colombia to settle the CerruU To Patrol the Bering: Sea. Washington, Aug. 1.— Great Britain has notified the state department that she has selected the ships Amphion and learns for patrol service in Bering Sea during the present season. Cutter Gresham Is Montreal, July 29.— The United State* revenue cutter Gresham has been successfully raised and put together, and will leave for Boston as soon as she ships coal and supplies. Could ITlml No Victoria, B. 'C., Aug. 'I.— The torpedo boat destroyer Sparrowhawk has returned fronj an unsuccessful search for privateers in northern,' A VICIOUS PENANCE. Twenty Generations Hare Borne * Cregf in SevHle'i Holy Week troces«lon. In. the July Century Stephen Bonsai, late of the American legation at Madrid, describes "Holy Week" in Seville. In describing the Procession of Silence, Mr. Bonsai says: But there is one muffled figure that bears the heaviest cross and walks painfully with un- ehod and shackled feet over the uh- even stones, who, owing to the strange and peculiar penances he performs.can not hope to enjoy the anonymity of his brother penitents. The self-imposed penance of the fathers in Seville would seem, even as the weight ol their sins, to be visited upon their children until the last generation of their seed. And least, it is true that the staggering youth before us is the twentieth of his name and line who •has done vicaroous penance for the •sins of his forefnther, a celebrity of the sixteenth century, who looked "on beauty charming" with the eyes of Don Juan Tenodio. He was finally captured, the legend relates, by a Barbary corsair, and carried a prisoner to Oran, where, manacled and chained, he spent many a long and weary day wishing that he were dead. But while he pined hopelessly in prison he made a solemn vow that, should he ever regain his liberty, he would walk barefooted, and humbly bearing his cross, behind the Christ of the Great Power in every madrugada, or morning procession; and, further, he vowed that he would make the annual accomplishment of this vow a charge -upon his estate for all time, by providing that should any one of his male descendants fail in its performance, his portion of the estate should go to enrich the foundation of a convent. There have been no defaulters among the old gallant's heirs; and though the present bearer of the proud name is a perfumed and scented polio, a dude of Seville society, he too did not shrink from the sacrifice necessary to keeping the money in the family. And I regret to say that, as he came meekly along in this strange guise, his appearance excited much amusement among the other polios, whose inheritance had come to them without so unpleasant a condition; and at the sight of his bruised and bleeding feet much money was wagered on the question of whether he would be able to lead the cotillon at the Duke of Alba's on Easter Monday. But perhaps the strangest of all the array of silent maskers who followed the Christ of the Great Power was a little girl of some twelve summers, clad in her communion robes, weird and ghostly apparel for this the dark hour before the dawn. Her eyes were blindfolded, and, unlike the hoods • of the Nazarenes, there was not left the smallest aperture through which she might look to choose and pick her way. She carried a golden chalice in one hand, and with the other she groped and felt her way. Every now and then, misled by the deceiving echo of the music, she would turn out of the way, now to the right, and now to the left. Once she stumbled and fell, and when she rose, in her confusion.started to walk back the way she had come; but the Nazarenes caught her by the hand and directed her on her way again. The little girl in the wh'ite communion dress symbolized that faitfo which is blind. CURRENT EVENTS. In France the majority of the population are women, and yet almost every career, political or public, is forbidden them. A very young- man holds the office ot county judge of Chippewa Falls, Wis. His name is John 13. Pannier, and he is only 31 years of age. German shorthand writers do not compare favorably with those of other nations. They rarely take down more than fifty words a minute. Miss Klupmlce, an American artist who has won several medals in France and America, has been commissioned to paint the portrait of Kosa Bonheur. Texas, which has furnished more troops in proportion to its population than any other stnte, pays each enlisted man $7 a month in addition to the ffovei'nment pay. "Whisky biscuits" are sold in some of the New York bakeries in the vicinity of the public schools. They contain jelley saturated with alcohol. An eig-ht year old boy ate five, of them and became temporarily insane. Statistics show that there are two women state superintendents of instruction; twelve city and town superintendents; 329 county superintendents —n. total of 343 women officially connected, in the work of education'. Arduous I/»bor. "Gee! but I'm tired," said tbe dry g-oods clerk. "Had a busy day?" asked the motorman. Don't sweat and fret, but Ijeep cool and take Hood's Sarsaparilla. This is g PO( j advice, as you will find il you follow it. Hood's Sarsaparilla is a fli-st-olasa summer medicine, because it ia so good for the stomach, BO cooling to the blood so helpful to the whole body. Make no mistake, but get only * a"»*.eno Hood's Sa p r !,ir, a America's Greatest Medicine. CURE YQURSHFJ UBO Big Q for uiin»tiUFal «nt or polwuoue. Sold or sent in plain w

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