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THE TJPPEB DEB MOINE8: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMMEB 14, 1898* A complete stock of Holiday Goods and exceptional offers makes the pur chasing of Christmas Gifts AN EASY MATTEB at our store, Books The most complete and largest line of copyrights and standard editions ever shown in Algona, Perfumes An immense line of imported and domestic. Atomizers Latest designs at the lowest prices. Pocket Books and Purses For ladies and gents. Monogram engraved on same FREE OF CHARGE. Hair Brushes and Combs Oi many styles and values. You press the button and it does the rest. ALBUMS, TOILET CASES, MEDALLIONS, SMOKING SETS, MANICURE SETS, etc., etc. All to go at the lowest possible prices EHLERS & ADAMS, Deutsche Apotheke. Holly and Mistletoe for sale. SIGN OF THE BIO WATCH. The originators of low prices in the jewelry business in Kossuth county, and positively the lowest priced watch house in the Northwest. Twenty year solid gold filled cases and genuine Elgin movement, 8MJP Solid Gold Set Rings Um 88c up. Quadruple plate four-piece tea set, from The Edgerton Art Studio's fine hand-decorated China can be had only at our store. Q*-pkt*11-M rr QilvP^t* Forks ' Spoons, and fancy *-* I'd Ullg kJLl V Cl pieces is one of our strong leaders, and it has always been a recognized fact that we are headqarters for up-to-date novelties.. We are showing some exquisite designs in RICH CUT GLASS. $5.00 buys a beautiful 8-day mantle clock, cathedral gong, striking the hours and half hours. $2.85 buys a handsome 8-day oak or walnut clock. In fact, any time you are seized with a sudden desire to get $2.OO worth of Jewelry for a silver dollar just see Dingley & Pugh about it. SIGN OF THE BIG WATCH. THE RED CROSS. They, too, have heard the drumbeat, They follow the bugle's call, These Who are swift with pity On the field where brave men fall. When the battle boom is silent And the echoing thunder dies, They haste to the plain red sodden With the blood of sacrifice. The flag that floats above them Is marked with a crimson sign, Pledge of a great compassion And the rifted heart divine That once for man's redemption Knew earth's completest loss— These to the field of valor Bring love's immortal cross. And BO they follow the bugle And heed the drumbeat's call, But their errand is one of pity— They succor the men who fall. —Harper's Bazar. TOO SURE OF HER MAN. He Came to Tell Her Important News, hut She Bent Him O«. ' "There's no use of your saying a Word!" exclaimed the woman of the house as soon as she had opened the ' door and glanced at the man standing outside. "I know you." "But, ma'am"— "I recognized you as soon as I saw you. You can't"— "Ma'am"— "You're the man who sold me a • washing machine six months ago for ^$6.50 that wasn't worth shucks. It ' wouldn't"— . "AH I wanted to tell you, ma'am, is"— "It wouldn't wash anything. The longer you used it the dirtier the clothes got, You couldn't sell me anything now if you was to pay me for taking it. ' When a man fools me once, he won t ever have the chance to do it again. I can tell you that. I'll sell that washing machine back to you for 60 cents. It doesn't make any difference what you ye sot this time. I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole, and you can talk until you are gray. It won't do any good. "Madam," yelled the man, who had been dancing about impatiently, "your kitchen roof is blazing where that iron stovepipe runs up through it 1 That s what I stopped to"— "Good land I Why didn't you say so? What did you want to stand there talking lor when the house is burning up? Bun over to that grocery store on the ? corner and turn in an ala«n! ""- 1 —Chicago Tribune. and bustle, things being kept very lively in that direction. The most numerous class among the audience were roistering prentices. On the stage and in other parts were fashionable dandies, swashbucklers, writers and actors., These, it is interesting to know, always had a free pass. The play lasted two hours on an average, and, considering the noise and the smells which accompanied the performance, one was, Mr. Collins presumed, not sorry when "the actors dropped on their knees to pray for the queen." ' The Cheetul. The axis, or cheetul, deer ol the Indian jungle can claim to be the most ornamental of all the 86 races of deer to be seen gathered together at Woburn. In the early summer, when all the other deer except the wapiti are either shedding their horns or "in the velvet," the axis are in perfection, both of color and antlers. The large herd of this species looks as if carved out of ivory and red gold in the sunshine and verdure of English scenery. Their horns are almost white, their eyes and muzzles of jet black, their throats white and their j >aoks and sides a brilliant golden tan, ! potted with round dots of purest white. ; t is worth a pilgrimage to Woburn to see these deer alone. They breed constantly, sometimes producing two fawns n the twelvemonth.—Spectator. Welcoming Fresh Care*. "As far as fresh cares are oonoerned," said a man of mature years, "as I grow older I rather welcome them. They blot out the old cares completely and so show how unsubstantial they were, and [ know that in due course these ntw cares will be supplanted by others aud will as completely give way to them. Thus I am constantly reminded that our cares really don't amount to much, except as we imagine them great, and I expect to see the day when I shall give but scanty room to them and not be disturbed by them at all,"—New York Sun. r ___ Blind Readlnv. By a system of numeral type invented by Eev. W. H. Murray of Peking, originally a Scotch workman, the blind people of China are now taught to read and write in less than three months, and this in spite of the faot that there are 408 distinct sounds in the Chinese language. By a special adaptation of this system the blind are now actually teaching sighted pupils to read. The Stwse In John Ohurton Collins, the distin <5uished essayist and Qw*?^.* 6 ™* , *r, has been lecturing oa the tfa-ater o Shakespeare'* time. The typical theater , then was of wood, circular or faesago- k »al in form, being wodelrt wtwoaUy w • the general structure of the old amphi- ' theatre for bull and bear baiting, The * Interior was fashioned alter the manner 'i of an inn yard. The pit was scorpfeed |by the sun, while the Wow were pro by a thatched penthouse, of the adleaoft b»* QUITE INFORMAL. Lincoln'* Reception of the Notification Committee. In the " Biography of Charles Carleton Coffin" is his own account of accompanying the committee to the homo of Mr. Lincoln in Springfield, Ills., to notify him of his nomination for president. They reached Springfield early in the evening, and after supper at the hotel made their call on Lincoln. It was not to be a very formal interview. Lincoln stood in the parlor, dressed in a black frock coat. The announcement was made, and his reply seemed brief. He was evidently much constrained, but as soon as the last word had been spoken he turned to Mr. Kelley of Pennsylvania, the chairman of the committee, and said: "Judge, yon are a pretty tall man. How tall are you?" "Six feet two." "I beat you I I am 6 feet 8 without my high heeled boots." "Pennsylvania bows to Illinois, where, we have been told, there were only little giants," saidKelley. This was an allusion to Douglas, who had been called the "Little Giant." One by one the members of the oom- ; mittee were introduced to Lincoln, and : when the handshaking was over he said: "Gentlemen, Mrs. Lincoln will be pleased to see you in the adjoining room, where you will find some refreshments." There Mrs. Lincoln met them pleasantly, but the only visible sign of refreshments was a white earthen pitcher filled with ice water. This was possibly Mr. Lincoln's little joke, for it was afterward ascertained that his Republican neighbors had offered to furnish wines and liquors, which he refused to have in his house, and that his Democratic friends bad sent round baskets ol champagne, which were also declined. ' CHIMNEYS KNOCKED OUT. A. Nautical Explanation. Jn front of the Theater Jtoyal at Ox- lord, England, are, OP were, some gigantic stone figures, the age and object of which are buried in oblivion. Two sailora were going by and one of them asked, "Who aye these fellows, Bill?" "The 19 apostles," was the reply without a smile. "Twelve apostles!" ro,are<J the incredulous J§ck, "JJow can that be? There's only si* ot'em." "Well y'lBWab," replied the learned 9)lli "y«« W9,u}dn't. have 'en* aj! o- |eok all QBQ9, wo«ia yer*wfcee.4s Mer- Machine Shop* Can Be Bun Hove Economically Without Them. A lew years ago the building of a machine shop without a chimney would have been looked upon as the act of an idiot, Now it may be the wisest thing a builder can do, lor the large Ian which is taking the place ol the chimney coats a great deal less than the lofty stack, and does its work much better. Besides this there is a great saving in fuel. In one plant where this experiment was tried there were three boilers, aggregating 260 horsepower, and directly above them was mounted a Ian cpnnect- ed direct with a 6 by 4 double cylinder engine. The wheel of the Ian was 84 inches in diameter, and as it could be rus at any speed, it prQvlded a dwilt quite independent of the fire, It was possible to use a much cheaper grade of coajaud the saving thus effected was quite appreciable- Poj instance, With the ordinary form, obiffiwey tee whop WBjd gee M84 of 0u,mbejlan,d, coal, at f 8.90, ag- gregating $6,029 a year. Using the blower, a mixture ol Cumberland coal and yard screenings, half and half, would suffice. This, at $2.85}£, would amount to $4,905, showing a difference of $934. The cost of operating the fan was placed at $188 per annum, so thnt the net gain was $751, a sum greater than the entire cost of the mechanical draft apparatus.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Not Superstitious. " Whose umbrella is that?" yelled the conductor as he entered the smoking oar of a suburban train. The timid little man started and was preparing to apologize for owning the cause of the trouble when the conductor again yelled almost in the same breath, "Put it down I" The timid little man grasped the dripping umbrella, which he had spread in order to allow it the quicker to dry, and as he closed it with nervous haste the conductor continued: "Don't you know enough not to open an umbrella in a house—in a car, I mean? Do you want to hoodoo this train? Well, it's mighty lucky you didn't run across a conductor that was superstitiour with that umbrella, or he might have put you off." The timid little man stowed the dripping umbrella under the seat, watched the conduct' r punch his ticket, replaced it in a pocket where he wouldn't think to look for it in the morning and breathed a sigh of relief as the car door slammed aftor the presiding genius ol the train.—Chicago Journal. Time Enough to Beller. One day Billy, that's my brother, he and Sammy Doppy was playin by a mudhole, and Billy he said: "Now, Sammy, le's play we was a barnyard. You be the pig and lie down and woller, and I'll be a bull and beller like everything." So they got down on their hands and knees, and Sammy he got in the mud and wollered, while Billy bellered like distant thunder. Bimeby Sammy he cum out muddy—yon never see such a muddy little feller—and he said, "Now you be the pig, and let me beller." But Billy said, "I ain't a very good pig 'fore dinner, and it'll be time 'nuff for yon to beller when yer mother.sees yer .close."—Scrap Book. the cradle of humanity, Adam would have been working for 189, a 16,000,000 seconds and have reached a total of 667,648,000,000 figures. In other words, his task of counting a million million would still have been unaccomplished by over four hundred thousand millions digits. All of which goes to prove what? There are many possible conclusions. The first is, of course, that Professor Wagstaff is a very ingenious and by no means melancholy mathematician, but that hardly needed proof. A second deduction, which we advance with all humility, is that if Adam had only had habitual recourse to harmless dissipation of this arithmetical kind, instead of betraying marital weakness and a fondness for fruit, his descendants would have been very much better off morally and spiritually, though not perhaps in material comforts. And a third conclusion, eminently gratifying to those who refuse to believe that there is any serious discord between religion and science, is that Professor Wagstaff, no doubt a man of distinction in scientific attainments, accepts without any demur Bishop Ussher's chronology. According to the divine, the world was created in 4004 B. 0., and that added to the 1898 years which have elapsed since the Christian era makes in round numbers the 6,000 years on which the whole calculation depends. Some wayward "scientists" have dogmatically affirmed that the world has been wagging along a good many more centuries than Ussher supposed, although there is a serious difference, it is true, in this matter between the astronomers and the geologists. So, after all, perhaps if Adam had been reasonably industrious, he would have had time to accomplish his task, unless his brain had given way under the strain. Most of us have such vague ideas as to the meaning of large figures that it is as well to be reminded by so happy an illustration how many units go to the making of a million. The only other conceivable fashion in which such instruction could be acquired is to become a South African "boss" of mines and diamonds, and that process, much as we may desire it, is, fortunately or unfortunately, not open to the majority of us.—London Telegraph. A MILLION MILLION. How long, Think You, Wou.ia It Take Yaw to Count ItT Profeegor Wagstaff, whose very name Suggests a pleasing first oousinship to Shakespeare, has lately been amusing himself and his audience at Gresbam college by speculations as to what might have happened il the lather ol our human race had given up delving and taken to figures. Let us suppose that Adam had set himself to count a mil* Uoa million, or, in figures, 1,000,000,- OQO, 000. We will imagine that he. could count three in a second, which, though Hot exactly rapid ciphering, will b,e found ample, il taken continuously, Now, it MOO yeais have, elapsed s,i~" tbe gnwiQBi wnwjJtJej Pi ncij ™ *~ tion of our army doctors in the field and hospital. The latter is the much more trying to courage and fidelity. | The excitement of battle goes far to j keep a man at his work, even should he j be disinclined for it. The long dreary I , watches of the hospital, the hard and \ thankless round of duty, the hourly! scenes of horror and possibly the die-. oouraging absence of proper assistance { and support from the administration of the army are what try a doctor's nerve and test his fortitude and patriotism. ! We do not know why they stand the; test so well—better apparently, on an average, than those whose trade it ia i supposed to be to face death and danger. But the faot remains that they do, all i honor to them!—San Francisco Report. i i .. ^ L Am Eye For the Near Future. A woman summoned to see her dyinp husband who had met with a street accident showed every sign ol grief. She threw herself on the floor and howled at the top of her voice as the man died. i Three days afterward she arrived in the : ward arrayed in the deepest widow's weeds. "Please, I've come for pore Walter's clothes. The Lord took 'im, but I 'ope, please God, as I'll find another."—Cornhill Magazine. Uiivelllntf the Past, "I wish now," shrieked the angry young wife, "I wish now, George • Whackster, you had married Luce Jones; instead of mel That's what I wish I" "I would have married her," howled I the equally angry young husband, "on-' ly she wouldn't have me and you 1 ' Would ("-—Chicago Tribune. The name California, derived from the two Spanish words caliente fornal-' H, i. e., "hot furnace," was given' by Cortes in the year 1535 to the peninsula now known as Lower California, of I which he was the discoverer, on account of its hot climate. The sudden changes of climate en . countered by soldiers when troops are, laoved from one quarter of the world to mother are estimated as increasing tho mnual morality of Europe by 50,000 THE DOCTOR IN WAR, Stand* the'TeM at Courage Whenever Under Fire. The London Lancet has an article about the bravery ol surgeons under fire. The Lancet's article is about British surgeons. It applies in so lar as its anecdotes go to them, but in its general terms and its comments it applies to all. We have never read of a surgeon quailing under fire or deserting his post in a panic, and what is a great deal more we have never heard of a surgeon quailing before ft hospital or de getting his past, though, yellow fwwi smallpox, typhus or cholera threatened his life and surrounded hip with it* toorrori, These, are. »suy well au,tben Paris sends «750,000 worth of toy* to JSugiaud every year Meant What He Said. "Yes," said Mr. Jones, when a certain girl's name had been mentioned, "I know her to speak to, but not by Dight." "You mean," out in the prompt POT- rector—"you mean that you know; her by sight, but not to speak to," "Po I?" asked Mr, Jones anxiously. "01 course you do. You have eeeu her so often that yon know who she is, bat have never Weu introduced tQ her, Jpn't that it?" "No, that Isn't it, I never saw hef »t all to kuow her, but I speak to he* »wly9*ejy4ay. M

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