The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1898 · Page 2
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 2

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 14, 1898
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Y ^^ipmA36-j^g!E^iSE =^-rr-^ T" \ ::O •fe-r.-^ vhl^ ^ha Holiday season by enlarging our firm to accommodate our growing business, IliBnprttie, ^ Reduction Sale i-.-ft W, -m <MB •:.••"*•-• 1^^ M^v—•-TTT— •• '. r- .: v : ' ,.-..• ; GK W. LAMBERT,'J. A. OEONHOLM. nan, and ^"e'are bet- the creamery line. \ <• ; ivSSVtojS'Bto^SS sol£at reduced Special ^ial^pSces an the balance of this ^eek and next. My Holiday leacfer is the Butter tubs} butter tubs until you cant rest, Spurbeck'Lambert Company make the best. Smooth upon the .inside, shaved upon the out, Spurbeok r Lambert,;Compa n y know what they're pngiP* cisterns, 'tanks, and boxes for cheese B/SbuVbeck-CBmbert Company slick as you please. Tub 'tins, belting, hose, and creamery supplies Selling, Spurbeck-Lambert Company never lies. The Springer separator is the very best. See Spurbeck-Lambert Company^ they'll tell you the rest. The Genessee and Diamond Crystal salt With Spurbeck-Lambert Company you can t find fault. """' >..--... The farmers, the threshers, they should always try Spurbeck-Lambert Company before they buy. But in blowing the whistle both noon and night Spurbeck-Lambert Company never are right. The great economizer of woman's time and strength, It affords a convenient place for all utensils as well as materials used in cooking. The tin lined flour, chests and spice boxes protect the contents from mice, damp- ; ness, .and waste. Every part can be readily cleaned and nothing 'about-its construction to get out of order. : OUR LEADERS—Boilers, Engines; hand and power Separators, Vats, Churns, Butter Workers, Butter Color, Dairy Salt, Leather, Gandy and Rubber Belting. L Complete outfits a specialty. j ' * • • MANUFACTURERS OF—B utter Tubs, Box Churns, Water Tanks, Cisterns and Reservoirs. ' , ; _ . , We also do Planing, Matching, Moulding, Board sawing, lathe work, etc. ..-.' lowercase lias a top 25x38 inches high. It c6ri.tains-twci.tin- lined flour chests, cine of which, has two compartments,;two large drawers, one cupboardu-and a kneading board 24x30.Cinches. The 1 top case contains-- .five : , tin spice boxes, four .smallliand,:two medium 'sized .idif.avwers.j:; (seven shelves and tw©V^maUl:;fjCutting boards. When-•. el0sed>5*fr occupies a space eft.^ih.uhighi .3% 2 in. deep, and j ft. .^itiK',w.ide. Less floor space than the common kitchen table. .Made of Ash and beautifully finished. Large ball-bearing casters. ^ , .. yourself an Alpha Separator, a stock tank and will enjoy many returns of the happy day. Bedroom Sets worth $35 for $27;: $30 Suits/lor$35; $25 Suits for $22.50; $18 Suits for $16; $15 Suits-ior. $13 4fideverythingrin my store in the same proportion. THESE PRICES ARE FOE CASH. Come early while the stock is full. Spurbeck-l The Monjik. Tho Russian calendar is. full .of. saints' days and of holidays of every kind, and Ivan, would sooner see his hay or his oats fpt uppn the ground than do a stroke of ,work upon any day which offers the ' smallest canonical excuse • for remaining idle. Then there is "the drink." This is the darling vice of the country and the real cause of the poverty-of the peasant classes and of half the misery that exists throughout the land. . The fields remain half cultivated because, Ivan cannot spare the tune to go out to work, and his really exemplary wife cannot do it all, though she does her best, because of the small children at home. As for Ivan himself, he is in the kabak, or drinking .shop, and cannot be expected to tear himself away for any very prolonged period, for all his friends are there, and why should be be the exception? If any money comes in by the sale Of bay, or oats, or milk, or anything else, the monopolist who keeps the village drinking shop knows .well enough what becomes of it; so perhaps, does Ivan, but i| is quite certain that poor, patient, hardworking Masha; his wife, and the small children see nothing of it. They have their lump of black bread for dinner, and perhaps a particle of the game is left over for supper, and that is good enough for them. Ivan lives on vodka ohjeflyand leaves must of .the rye fcread for his family, but occasionally lie indulges in a wooden bowlful of «ohee, which is a kind of cabbage soup, or toys with a trifle of salted herring. He is no great eater.— Chambers' Jour- aaL • •-•' Her Complexion, Made op complexions are on the in- <jrease in New York. The fashionable or would be fashionable New Yorker •who does not today make up a Ifttle is a rare bird. A dab of rouge for evening has never been considered criminal by key, but she now uses it for daytime as well. AB always happens, when a habit become* more universal, much of the present wake up . is very badly done. JThe few did it, as a rule, artistically, tut the many lay it on with a heavy Jpnd. Without wishing to go into the •e.thios of make up it is safe to say this — tho fact that eo much of it is done jfcadly is one reason why we object to ifche increase. One must always have a eneakmg appreciation of the story of the father who Vhen told that his daughter used rouge called her to him and asked if it were 'true- "Itis/'pepHedthegirl. »*Por heaven's sake," said the father, ««go straight up stairs and wash it off. girl did eo and returned to her , wjio g% ve ope glance »t her oo} cheeks. sion a business matter called Mr. Allen to a small, town in the central part of the state! While sitting in the parlor of the country hotel in the, evening after transacting ,his business, he was taken in hand by the wife of . the proprietor, Who was, extremely inquisitive and wanted to know all about his private affairs. Mr. Allen took it all in good part and for a time was rather amused. Finally she) asked, "Have you got much of a family?" ' '.'Oh, yes,"-said be, and he smiled as his mind reverted to.',,his hundreds of pupils. ... "How many children?" she persisted. "Well,"said 'Mr. Allen, with great earnestness, "I have 500 and all. boys!" ' The good old lady was speechless for a moment. Then she arose and hurry ing to the door called to her husband "Oh, John! Come in here! We've got Brigham Young stoppin with usl" ex-Governor,Knott, who was at that time a young man. The no- ;orious Jesse carried this watch during ihe rest of his life —Louisville D.ispatch. A London Lad's Prayer. W. Pett Ridge, the London writer makes a London boy in one of his sto ries offer the following rather origina prayer: "Lord, wilt thou 'ave the kind ness to make me grow strong and tal and with,plenty to say for ineself, and wilt thou do this as soon ; as thou can find time, so's to save me expense and waste of money that might be used in other ways—say for a cricket bat. Believe me, Lord, thy obedient servant, A. Martin." He rose. He ; was half way into Ins blue flannel bed gown, when an important idea occurred to him, and he knelt down again quickly. "Should 'ave mentioned," he whispered, '"Elfred Martin of 68 Oawstli street, jest over Surrey side of South'ark bridge." __________ T _ A Jesse James Hold Pp. A. M, McCoy of Horsecave, Ky., is famous throughout the Blue Grass State. For about twoscore. years he owned the ; ! 'She W'as Well Posted., ''• In the'Sunday school room of an Episcopal church in Brooklyn the other day a lecture was given for the benefit of some worthy object. It ,was on a weekday, but on the'hymn board in the front of the room were what the regular mem- aers of the congregation said ,yere the numbers of the hymns that' had been sung on the Sunday before. But an outsider was struck with something peculiar about them. There were four numbers "arranged in line one under the Other, as is customary on the hymn boards, and they were,'as they appeared to the audience gathered for a lecture. "4,' 11, 44," and "7-11." . "Why, it was the funniest thing," said a woman who was present. "I noticed it the minute I went in, and it must have been done on purpose, .for there is no sevei} hundred and eleventh hymn in the liyrnnal; six hundred and something is the last. The first three were policy numbers and the lost crapa Wasn't it funy?" "Funny?" said the friend, who was listening to the joke. '' I should say so. But not eo much the numbers being there as that you should know what they meant. Now,, confess, how in ever did you?"—New York Times. the -wind came out strong from the north, yrOuld be obliged to carry, werestoragt and the torpedoes were taken and placed batteries alone made use of, 324,480,- iu positio'n in the'bay : so that they 000 pounds of such batteries, or, in would be driven by'the^wind against other words, the motive power alone the' United States gunboats. . : would weigh 163,240 tons, or 30 time* The 1 plan was apparently to be sue-, as much as the ship.—Electricity, cessful, the torpedoes being driven, rap- i — idly in the direction of the enemy's'gun- boats, and great'damage might have resulted to Uncle Sam's ships had not the wind suddenly changed, and the torpedoes were ' brought back and carried in a bunoii to the bay opposite Frascati. Here the torpedo mines met in an eddy, and' there was suddenly a great explosion, followed by another, and yet another, completely tearing the rafts to His Story Too Local. • A teetotal lecturer at "West Bromwicbi in order to illustrate, the 1 horrors of drinking, told his audience a story of a wooden legged toper who was so drunk of'liberation 'among the Dutch went on, and the beacon fires of freedom .were everywhere lighted. •.'('.• Unfortunately at the time Queen Elizabeth of England had re-established friendly relations with Spain, and ' the trading merchants and hardy-mariners of the Netherlands were excluded from the kingdom. 'These '''beggars'of 'tnS sea,'.' as they styled themselves,-driven back by necessity upon' their own c'oud- try," sought to establish a base for their.. woouen leggeu lujjci wuu VYCIQ B*J w.""— v*j, uu« B ~" — -~ ,, one night that he took off his wooden patriotic operations and . fell upon the lea to wind the clock. The story 1 was! Spanish gamsbns in the Dutch seaports told in all simplicity by the lecturer of Brill and Flushing, and, expelling TOQ • - them, raised the banner of their Orange . ««Fpr hea.ven'B sake," he cried, "go rata* up etairs and pu| it 0» agajn./ stagecoach lines between. Horsecave and Mammoth caye and Glasgow and Mammoth cave. He operated these lines 11 through the troublous times of the ivij war. Of course he met with many xarrowing experiences during the time, and which he likes to tell. Probably no incident connected with his career is more thrilling than the xold UP of one of his stages by Jesse James and'three of his "pals" some iime back in the seventies. This incident is described in one of the stories of ;hat notorious highwayman. It occurred early one morning. When the stage was about half way between Horsecave and Mammoth °ave, f °ur nien sprang out from the side of the toad and ordered the driver to halt. One of ttw pea caught tjie horses and the other three diew Pistols and held them at the heads oftbe 44TOT and passengers. The driver of course did as ordered, 'and the men proceeded to search the passengers. E-v- Sy thing ol value-was taken, One of the men-robbed was a mm namejl Rouadtrae, Tivh£;waj),we,U bnPWJ When You Meet In Japan. Nothing is mtre amusing than to watch two acquaintances saluting in the streets of a Japanese town. As they come; in sight of each other they slack en their pace and approach with down cast eyes and averted faces, as if neithe was worthy of beholding the other Then they bow low, so as to bring th face on a level with the.knees, on which the palms of : the hands are pressed. A succession of hissing sounds is nex made by drawing in the breath betwee the closed teeth, interspersed with a se ries of complimentary phrases uttere With great volubility in a sort of under- toned falsetto, each trying to outdo his friend in rapidity and extravagance of language, while the .palms are diligently rubbed against eaph, other. At last the climax is reached, and each endeavors to give the precedence to the other. For some, moments, perhaps for a full minute, the polite contest continues. Then the ceremony abruptly ends, as if the difficulty were capable of none but a brusque solution, and the two pass on hurriedly, with a look of extreme relief. pieces and producing at the same time a panic among the people ; resident on the shore, who went to Mobile city and reported that the enemy was'bombard- ng Frascati. — New Orleans Times- Democrat. The Naval Captain In Battle. Writing of the perils of naval warfare, Park Benjamin in The Independent says: Nobody now believes that a captain who finds his vision through the slits df the conning tower out off by smoke will stay thus shut up. It is extremely doubtful if it will be physically possible Cor him to remain there after the shells commence to hammer its sides and burst against it, and in any event the intense anxiety to see and know clearly what the enemy is doing will inevitably lead him to take his chances in the open. Conning tower or no conning tower, his duty is to place , himself at. whatever point he can manage his ships to the best advantage, and this he will cer- as he had heard it in his childhood. . Btrange to say, it applied exactly to the deliverer. . ... , , husband of a lady who happened to be ; Alva was in time succeeded, by'his one of the audience. After the lecture | eon, Don Frederic, -bufe', affairs took no the lady waited on the lecturer behind brighter hue for the Dutch. Towns Were 7T :,. ,,. ' ' ••'••••• *. Q Vor, Vvirn.cnn.nU:. findinSttite of Span- the hall. "Wretohl" she said. "How dare you hold imy husband to public ridicule?" "But, my dear madam" — "Now don't deny it, for I heard you. ' ' Scratch, scratch, scratch! Thatleotur- er is now undergoing repairs. He will be more careful of his choice of illustrations next time, — Birmingham Mail. taken by assault, and in spite of Span ish promises to spare life and property Alva could boastfully write to "King Philip that they had cut the'throats of the burghers and all the garrison (of Naarden) and had not left a mother's son alive.—Self Culture. ' ; A Clever Draftsman. The slickest draftsman in our office at this kind of work is a little, dark complexioned fellow who sits in a comer and says never a word. He has a glass eye and three wooden legs. His name is OU ma im.**. w*. uu^w*, ~—— — — -~- ..- _ Camera. He takes his cap off at a draw- tioned friend volunteered-to drive him ing for only a minute and says to the over to his destination: Now, while the foreman: "I have made a more accurate special correspondent has a wonderfully copy than any tracer in the office could general fund of information he knows have done, Every line is exact, every \ little about the country, and when they . J ..11 «««•.« & »vitij"in niirv _ _^ nnn £**n n IntifVa /lllGOHA!OI*V 110 He Bid Not Recognize Wbey. The special correspondent of a well known trades paper furnished a most satisfactory laugh awhile ago for ; a- friend of his who lives up in northern New York state, and he does not know it yet. He had gone up the state to visit some mill or other, and the before men- Ut7DU «*«Y W**vw.|3'-'| v***-* v • —- •• - tainly do. Lord Charles Beresford, with grim h'umor,' has suggested that the captain's safest place is riot in but behind his conning tower, "because then | he has two thicknesses of steel between himself and the enemy, don't you see?" But while conning tower armor may resist penetration it is by no means certain that the whole structure will not be swept away by the first heavy projectile which squarely hits it. circle is true and all your figures are correctly copied. If you are using your drawing for constant reference, I will only delay you a minute, and your copy be ready for printing in an hour." been Worked tiUe Wrong Mr. Popley, a Mobile ship carpenter, relates an amusing incident connected with the blockade of ^PWe harbor during the civil war. .Some shin carpenters bad been put to work ,by the govern, raent to manufacture floating miues and ' had taken a number of h'e$v? pieces of Square . timber , and pla,ee4 0»ejB in the Jerm of a, Mwgle, #uw PiW a tflwg . , pp4 to each. 4t the P« d » W>** °* toe very i atieke—tbat is, A Difference. Effie—Untile John, are you an authority upon the language of flowers? Uncle John—"What do you mean—the language employed by the woman who receives their or by the poor devil who has to pay the bill?—Boston Transcript Electric Propulsion of Ships. Up to the present electricity has scarcely been thought suitable as the principal motive or propelling power for the larger type of vessels. This is , a torpedo, A few djyp «fter this JJ.U4- yJ-io i^igv* V/,f, v v t " T*?*: V -, • • • 'u»douMedly owing to .the fact that for 0 given horsepower a triple or quadruple expansion steam engine would take up Jess, space ^ probably weigh less than {^'electrical installation of equal power, gttjorage batteries are ovA of the question f,or euqb uses, although persons not well up in electrical subjects frequently wonder wby our ocean greyhounds are not propelled by some such method. It may Interest .spme ol our readers to, know of To any intelligent man such an appeal will not pa«s without a careful examination.—American Machinist. W~ Where the Pecan Grows, The pecan is a near relative'of the hickory nut. It does not thrive in all lands that the hickory nut will, but tho hickory nut will grow well wherever the pecan will. The home of the pecan is the low, rich bottom land that lies along the Wabash, Mississippi, White and Big Bend rivers, while they seem to grow equally as well in the Indian Territory and in the best watered parts of Texas.—Little Book Democrat. . In eastern Australia 100,0,00,000 sheep now find subtenanoe in a region which 80 years ago was a sandy desert. The sheep gradually trampled the soij into firmnes.s, so. thftt it now grows a dense mass of vegetation, , were passing a large cheese factory he exclaimed: "Why, there's a creamery! Just wait a minute while .1 go in and get a drink of buttermilk." '..•-. With this he jumped out of the carriage and entered the building. My country friend says that whey is riot pleasant to take and that even the pigs won't eat it. But when the special correspondent asked for buttermilk the people in the factory gave him a big glass of thin, aciduous liquid,'which he swallowed 1 down at a draft, The drive was then continued. The special correspondent seemed to be very thoughtful. He finally exclaimed in his explosive fashion; • . • "Well, Smith, I don't know what breed of cows you raise up here, but that was the darndest buttermilk I ever tasted. "•*-$ Weyler's Predecessor, Crossing the Flemish borders, |iid siege to all the chief towns, and every triumph h,e gained was sullied by the most vindictive cruelty. In capitulating the garrisons were shown no mer- oy, and "every atrocity which greed of ppine, wantonness' of lust and bloodthirsty love of slaughter pould devise ' • • by Ms Refused Prime Ministers, The wife of the'late Earl of Bradford had a sister, of whom it was said sh« was the only woman who refused Coffers of marriage from two prime ministers. She was a Miss Forester, and i» J^r youth refused Lord Palmerston, She married the Earl of Chesterfield, and as his widow refused Lord Beaoousfleld. Barber shops in Sweden, have bowls in which one can wash his face wjthout using the bunds. Qn touching a t»9tt°» the water spurts up like a small fountain, and the man who baa hew slaved holds his face i» it till tfceaeapfc 8*1 .."i..^rf.A.,^lf' -iilrakj&tt^tfifiCrt^

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