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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 15, 1899
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THE Ut»Pltt MS M01KE8J ALGON4, IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 V 1899, \t It Wis bnljr health, we might lei it cling. But it is a cough* One cold no sooner passes off before another comes. But it's the same old cough nil the time. And it's the sa:ne; old story, too. There 3 first the cold, then the cough, then pneumonia cr consumption with the long oickncos, r.nd life trembling in the balance. loosens the grasp of yo;:r cough. The congestion of t';c throat and lungs is removed; all inflammation is subdued; the parts are put perfectly at rest and the cough drops away. It has no diseased tissues on which to hang. Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Plaster draws out inflammation of the lungs. Adv/co Remember we Imvo A Mncllrnl Department. If you have nny complaint whatever anil (lustre tlio best medical advice 7011 can ponslbly obtain, write tha doctor freely. You will receive a prompt reply, without cost. Address, DR. J. C. AYER, Lowell, Mais. A Woman's Woman. "Yes. she is wlmt is called a 'wom- 'u's wonmn.' All the women just »dore lier." "Is she renlly so homely as all Unit?" Coo's Cougli DalHam >• the oldest and licst. It will break up a cold quicker than anything else. It IB uhvayn reliable. Try It. Tlic happiest heart does not always beat under tlie finest coat. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. for children teething, Boftenn the (turns, reduces In* B&uimalluu,ullnvHuuln.cures wlndcollc. 25cabottlo* Four-fifths of the ships in the world nre built in the British Isles. It's just as easy to buy Diamond "C" Boap as inferior kinds. Your grocer Bells it. The Uctort Humorous. "Hin-irins. people say I look Iike3'ou; do you mind it?" "No. a good book or play is always well advertised by its burlesques." Richards' Magic Catarrh. Expelliint Co., Omaha, Neb. Write for particulars. An all-night barking- do^ is truly a nuisance. Hr ICau'e Ronnuatnr UUAKANTKISD Uli IVaj 0 ncllUValUI) to euro dyspepsia, con- etlpatlon. nvcr and kidney discuses, biliousness, lieadaches, etc. At drugiristb, l'5c and il.uu. FOR 14 CENTS 11 We wish to RO in this year200.000 new customer, nnd lleuoo oner lOo w cusomer, nn 11'kK. IJDuy liadisli, 1 Pkg. liarly Uino (Jjiubngc. lOo 1 " Kurliest Hud Beet, lOo 1 " LciDgLightn'cCJucamberlOo 1 " Salner'B Bert Lettuce, loo 1 " California 1'lg Tomato, 20o 1 " ]£nrly Dinner Onion. lOo S " Urilliant Flower (Seeds. 15o Worth I? 1.00, fof 14ccnl». Above 10 pkgs. worth $1.00, we will inail you free, together with our great Plant and Seed Catalogue upon receipt of this iioticu <k 14e postage. Wo invite your trade and kn know when you onoe try Satecr'B BceilHyouwillnevercetalongwith- ;i-. oat them, OnlniiHcodOHc.and iiup a ib, I'utataua at $1.3O •nDbl.OatttloBalonofic.No.wn JOHN 4. Sil.ZKIt SKEU CO., LI t'UOHSE, HIS. Th* Pnniafimettt Fits the Crime. The min ster—Little boy, do you know where little boys go who skate on the Sabbath? : The little boy—Yessir. t They go Where there ftih't never no ice. Aged Woman Rl<ten a Bicycle. , The olclest*bicyclist is a woman aged 83, who is an adept ruler. Most people could enjoy health until old age if they took precautions to prevent diseases of the digestive organs by taking an occasional dose of Hosteller's Stomach Bitters. Even after dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation have secured a foothold the Hitters will afford relief. Nine-tenths of nil the sewing machines used throughout the world are made in the United States. "Gold Mine" Flour, best in the world. Your grocer keeps it. Eggs of an ancient ago sometimes cure egotism. Cure yoitrsnll iinlnrnlly nnrt surely without cost. For Infallible method r.cnrt 10 cents (coin) to John M. Uiitcht-lor, K\ W. I Ith St., New York City. Some of us are still struggling with the new date. For Lung and chest diseases, Piso'sCuro is the host medicine wo have used.—Mrs, J. Ii. Northcott, Windsor. Ont., Canada. Always send a note of thank s as promptly as possible. TO CURB A COLD IN ONB DAY Talto r,axnlivo Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money If It fallR to euro. 25c. The genuine has Li. Ii Q. on each tablet. Bamboo writing pens are still favored in India, where they have been in use for over one thousand years. Richards' Masfic Catarrh Expellant Co., Omaha, Neb. Writo for particulars. ThtTyeilow silk spicier of Ceylon is perhaps the largest of his species. IJis average weight is nine ounces. Health for Ten Cents. Cnscnrets make bowels and kidneys act naturally, destroy microbes, euro headache, bllliousuess aud constipation. All druggists. A tax of two shillings for every chimney in England was collected for twenty-soven years. Coughing Leads to CoiiBiunptlon. Kemp's Balsam will stop the cough at once. Go to your druggist to-day and get a sample bottle free. Sold in 25 and 50 cent bottles. Go at once; delays are dangerous. An unusual wedding ceremony was lately witnessed in the village of Trail, Ohio. Four sisters, the daughters of ,lames Hockstettler, became the wives of four brothers, the sons of John Sinners. STATE OF Orno, CITT OF TOLEDO, I LIUCAS COUNTY. f FIIANK J. CHENEY, makes oath that ho is the senior partner of the firm of F. J. CHENEY & Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and thnt said firm will pay tlio sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLTjAKS for each and every case of CATARKU that cannot bo cured by the use of HALL'S CATAUUII CURB. FRANK ,T. CHENEY. Sworn to before mo and subscribed in my presence,Urn Oth day of December, A.D.188B. —> — , A. W. GLEASON, . SEAL \ Notary Public. Hull's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists, TGc. Hall's Family Pills are the bost. Love lightens labor. So docs an occasional rest Cleanliness is next to Godliness—use Diamond "C" Soap in the laundry. Toads are sold for live francsadozen in Paris. They are used by gardeners as insect destroyers. SLICKER Keeps both rider and saddle perfectly dry In the hardest storms. Substitutes will disappoint. Ask for 1897 Fish Brand Pommel Slicker- It Is entirely new. If not for sale In your town, write for catalogue to A. J. TOWER. Boston. Mass. A ov everybody you know to nolA save their tin tags for you The Tin Tags taken from Horseshoe, "J.T.," Cross Bow, Good Luck—and Drummond Natural Leaf —will pay for any one or all of this list of desirable and useful things—and you have your good chewing tobacco besides. Every man, woman and child in America can find something on this list that they would like to have and fan have—FREE t Write your name and address plainly and send every tag you can get to us—mentioning the number of the present you want. Any assortment of the different kinds of tags mentioned above will be accepted as follows: TAGS 1 Match Box, quaint design, imported from J apan 25 2 Knife, one blade, good steel 25 3 Scissors, 4}£-inch, good steel..... 20 i ChiU's Set, Knife, Fork and Spoon 35 6 Salt and Pepper, one each, quadruple plate un white metal.... CO 6 Razor, hollow ground, fine English sieel BO 7 Butter Knife, triple plate. be.-,t qual. CO 8 Sugar Shell, triple iJlalc.bejlquality CO 9 Stamp itox, sterling silver........ 70 10 Knife, "Keen Kutter," two blades 70 11 Butcher Knife, " Keen Kutter," 8-inch blade.... • 75 12 Shears, "Keen Kulter," 8-inch, nickel , 75 18 Nut Set,Cracker and 0 Picks, silver 80 14 Nail KUf, fterling silver, amethyst set, (1-inch • 100 16 Tooth Brush, sterling silver, amethyst set, 0-inch .....100 16 Paper Cutter, sterling silver, amethyst set, 7-inch 100 17 Base Ball, "Association," bestquaj. 100 18 Watch, stftn wind and set, guaranteed good lime keeper TAGS 19 Alarm Clock, nickel, warranted ,. 200 20 Carvers, buckhorn handle, good steel 200 21 Six Rogers' Teaspoons, best qual. 220 22 Knives and Forks, six each, buck- horn handles SCO 23 Clock, 8-day, Calendar, Thermometer, Barometer 600 21 Stove, Wilson Heater, size No. 30 orNo.40 000 2S Tool Set, not playthings, but real tools 060 20 Toilet Set, decorated porcelain, very handsome 800 27 Watch, solid silver, full jeweled . .1000 28 Sewing Machine, fust class, with all attachments ,1500 29 Revolver, Colt's, best quality 1500 30 Rifle, Winchester, IC-shot, 22-cal.lCOO 31 Shot Gun, double barrel, hanimer- hss. stub twist..............2000 32 Guitar (Washburn), rosewood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl.... .8000 33 Bicycle, standard make, ladies' or gents' 2600 BOOKS—30 choice selections—same as last year's list, 10 tags each. This offer expires November 30,1899. all your Tags amj ths cprrespond^nce about them tp PRUMMONP BRANCH, ft, I-owls, Mo. TJSTJS WAS IN LOVE. WASHINGTON WAS OBLIGED TO LET HIM MARRY. f he Charms ot Nolly Culvert — They Vfero More 1'otent Than tlio Aged Hero's Wishes—Old Letters lu Columbia's Archives Kovoal Facts. LD letters, just unearthed from the archives of Columbia unive r s i t y, throw a new and charming light upon the character of George Washington. They show that he was a warm friend of the college and that no once journey thither from Virinia to place his adopted son, young Ciistis, under the care of he professors. Custis, however, did not graduate from King's college, as Columbia was then called. He lad fallen in love with Nelly Cal-, vert, daughter of Benedict Calvert.and mded his studies abruptly to marry the girl of his choice. The story of Washington's connection with the college, which incidentally reveals much about the father of his country as the father of a family and something of college life during the last century, is best told in his letters to :he Rev. Dr. Cooper, president of King's college, and to Mr. Calvert. The first letter, dated April 3, 1773, is from Washington to Mr. Calvert, and reads as follows: "I am now set down to write to you on a subject of importance and of no small embarrassment to me. My son- in-law and ward, Mr. Custis, has, as I aave been informed, paid his addresses :o your second daughter, and having made some progress in her affections, has solicited her in marriage. How ! ar a union of this sort may be agreeable to you you best can tell; but I should think myself wanting in candor were I not to confess that Miss Nelly's amiable qualities are acknowledged on all hands and that an alliance with your family will be pleasing to his." But the couple was very young, and the letter goes on to recommend a postponement for two or three years, in which time Mr. Custis "might prosecute his studies and render himself more deserving of the lady and useful to society." That Mr. Calvert acquiesced in this view is probable. In a letter of April 13, to Lord Dunmore, governor of Virginia, Washington bids him farewell in these words: "The design of my journey to New York is to take my son-in-law, Mr. Custis, to King's college. If your lordship, therefore, has any commands I shall think myself honored in being the bearer of them." By the end of the next month the young man was duly entered as a student, and Washington departed from New York, leaving a letter to Dr. WASHINGTON TAKES HIS STEPSON TO COLLEGE, Cooper behind him, which serves ad mjrably to illustrate his paternal solicitude. A verbatim copy of this letter reads: "New York, 31 May, 1773.-—Reverend Sir: Inclosed you have a set of bills for 1100, which please tp set at the prevailing exchange and the money In your own bands to answer Mr. Cus- U«' expenses at college and such, ca »g be way bave for cash tP defray me ncident expenses of his abode in this city. "In respect to the first article of charge, I submit wholly to your better udgment, under a firm belief of your idopting such measures as will most •ontrlbute to promote the principal end of Mr. Custis' coming here, not regarding the extra charge incurred to he accomplishment of it. In regard o the second, as I do not know what urn he ought, with propriety, to expend in such a place as New York, I hall not undertake to determine it, )ut hope, if, contrary to my expecta- lon, you should find him inclined to un into any kind of extravagance you will be so good, by your friendly admonition, as to check its progress. "As Mr. Custis may probably want clothing and other necessaries, you will please to establish a credit in his behalf with such merchants as you can recommend, and when the deposit now lodged with you is expended in his and other payments, be so good as to transmit to me a copy of the disbursements, nnd I shall furnish you with other bills whereby to lay in a new fund. "I have nothing further to add at jresent, except that at the next vaca- ,ion, or at any other time, I shall think myself happy in seeing you in DR. COOPER ESTABLISHES A CREDIT FOR MR. CUSTIS. Virginia, and that I, am with very great respect and esteem, your most obedient serv't. "GEORGE WASHINGTON. "To Rev. Dr. Cooper, president of King's college." Although this is not the kind of letter that President Cooper's successor of today would be likely to receive, it, nevertheless, shows the young man entering college with good prospects of staying. But barely six months later love got the better of learning, and Dr. Cooper was addressed again in these terms; "Mount Vernon, 15 Dec., 1773.—Reverend Sir: The favorable account, which you were pleased to transmit to me, of Mr. Custis' good conduct at college, gave me very great satisfaction. I hoped to have felt an increase of it by his continuance at that place under a gentleman so capable of instructing him in every branch of useful knowledge. But this hope is at an end, and it has been against my wishes that he should quit college in order that he may soon enter into a new scene of life for which he would be much fitter some years hence. But having his own inclination, the desires of his mother and the acquiescence of almost all his relatives to encounter, I did not care, as he is the last of the family, to push my opposition too far, and I have therefore submitted to a kind of necessity. "Not knowing how his expenses at college stand I shall be much obliged if you will render me an account of them. You will please to charge liberally for your own particular attention to Mr. Custis and sufficiently reward the other gentlemen who were engaged in the same good offices. If the money with you is insufficient to answer these purposes, please to advise me thereof and I will remit the deficiency, "I am very sorry it was not in my power to see ypu whilst in these parts, I thank you very sincerely, sir, for your polite regard to Mr. Custis duping his abode at college, and through you beg leave to offer my &eknowlr- edgwents }n like manner to the professors. With very great e9teew a.n4 regard, reverend sir, I am your most obedient humble servant. • "GEORGE WASHINGTON. "Reverend Dr. Cooper, president of King's College." Less than two months later the mar-- riage of young Custis to Miss Nelly Calvert took place. This ended Washington's connection with King's college until the revolution, when his troops were quartered in the halls in which he had place'd his stepson. Knocked Washington Down. Washington was an eminently fair man. He had a quick temper, but as a rule he kept it under control. Sometimes, however, it got the best of him. This was the case once in Alexandria. One of the county officers told me the story as we stood on the second floor of the market house in Alexandria and looked down at the open court within iC, which is now filled with hundreds of booths where the farmers uring their products for sale on market days. "It was on that spot," said the officer, "Washington was knocked down by Lieut. Payne. Payne was a candidate for the legislature against Fairfax of Alexandria. Washington supported Fairfax, and when he met Payne here, he made a remark that Payne considered an insult, and Payne knocked him clown. The story went like lightning through the town that Col. Washington was killed, and some of his troops who were stationed at Alexandria rushed in and would have made short work of Payne had Washington not prevented them. He pointed to his black eye and told them that this was a personal matter and that he knew how to handle it. Every one thought that this meant a duel. The next day Payne got a note from Wash Ing con asking him to come to the hotel. He expected a duel, but went. Washington, however, was in an amiable mood. He felt that he had been in the wrong, and said, 'Mr. Payne, I was wrong yesterday, but if you have had sufficient satisfaction, let us be friends.' There was a decanter of wine and two glasses on the table which Washington had ordered to smooth over the quarrel. The two drank together and became such strong friends after that that Payne was one of the pallbearers at Washington's funeral." The Richest Man of His Time. As the years went on Washington's lands increased in value, and when he died, he was one of the richest men of his time. He owned lands and stock and negroes, and his estates amounted to thousands of acres, He had houses in Alexandria and property in Washington. He had valuable lands near the present site of Pittsburg. He was throughout his life a money-maker, and I was told at Alexandria that when he was a boy he got $5 a day and upward for his surveying. He put his surplus money into lands, and an advertisement in a Baltimore paper of 1773 states that he had 20,000 acres of land for sale on the Ohio river. His will, which is now kept about twenty miles from Washington, in the safe of the old court house at Fairfax, Va., gives a detailed statement of every article he possessed down to the calves and sheep. His personal estate was then put down at $532,000, and this included a vast amount of tobacco, large numbers of cattle, sheep and horses, nearly all of which he willed to his wife. This will is now kept in a wooden box, the top of which is covered with glass. Washington as a Drinking Alan. Every one drank in the days of Washington, and the father of his country always had wines upon his table. I have nowhere seen it stated that he ever drank to excess, although he usually consumed five glasses of Madeira wine at dessert. During his youth he was a very fair politician, and among the items of his election expenses when he was a candidate' for the house of burgesses of Virginia were a hogshead and a barrel of whisky, thirty-five gallons of wine and forty-three gallops of beer. Work of Friday in the Senate and House! PENSION FOR GEN, PALMER, llotino Committee Ketlaces the Amotmt to SCO 11 Month—General JJebato ob the Sundry Clvlt Apyroiiriatloa 18111 •—in the Seriate. A wife should not expect her husband to be light-hearted if her biscuits are heavy. Washington, Fob. 13.—The first official business transacted in the senate Friday was the reading by Mr. Platt (rep., N. Y.) and the filing of the credentials of Chauncey M. Depew as United States senator from New York. House bill to establish a national military park and to commemorate the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg, was passed. Mr. McEnery asked unanimous consent to have a time specified for a vote on his resolution as to the status of the Philippine islands, but objection was made by Mr. Mallory (dem., Fla.). A joint resolution, proposing an amendment to the constitution, so as to make United States senators elective by the people, was introduced,.by Mr. Allen and went over. The consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was resumed. After disposing of Beventy-one of the 127 pages of the bill it was laid aside for the day, and the message from the president urging the establishment of a Pacific cable line was laid before the senate. After It was read Mr. Hale, chairman of tha committee on naval affairs, said that the committee had had under discussion some of the matters referred to in the message, while the committee on appropriations had also been considering the subject. He therefore moved that the message be referred to the committee on appropriations, and it was so referred. The senate, at 3:30 o'clock, went into executive session, and afterward adjourned. The entire session of the house was occupied in general debate on the sundry civil appropriation bill. It contained nothing particularly new or important. Wednesday, the 22d inst, was set apart for the delivery of eulogies upon the late Senator Morrill of Vermont. The house passed thirty-one pension bills, each member present getting one bill through, and one member securing two. A fight was made by Representative Robinson (dem., Incl.) and Representative Talbot of South Carolina to prevent the passage of a bill to pension Gen. John M. Palmer, former senator from Illinois and candidate of the gold democrats for the presidency in 1896. The senate passed a bill pensioning him at $100 per month, and the house committee reduced it to $50 per month. JMilllonB of Hushols of Coal. Marietta, O., Feb. 13.—This place is experiencing the coldest weather in its history, being now 36 degrees below zero. The steamer Joseph Walton is caught on the sand bar here and 20,000 bushels of coal have already been sunk. The steamer Valley is icebound above the city, and seven barges have already been sunk, and it is believed that eight others cannot be saved. Other boats below Marietta are reported in the same condition, and it is estimated that 50,000,000 to 60,000,000 bushels of Pittsburg coal will be carried down by tb,e ice. All local boats are working day and night trying to save what will be the biggest loss in the history of the Ohio river. Struck by an Avuliuiche. Boise, Idaho. Feb. 13.—The stage from Silver City was struck by a snowslide Friday. Coach and horsea were buried. The avalanche had gained but little impetus when it struck the vehicle, which lodged against a tree. The passengers were dug out with considerable difficulty after being covered for half an hour. Another slide is reported west of Clear Creek, in which a miner's cabin was swept away. The occupant, Patrick Dieg- nam, heard the avalanche coming and escaped into a dugout back of the cabin, the mouth of which was covered with snow. He was imprisoned two days without food before he was dug out. To Increase German Array. Berlin, Feb. 13.—The budget committee of the reichstag voted for the bill to increase the strength of the artillery branch of the service. The new bill will give Germany 574 batteries and 2,982 guns, with teams, in 1903. The committee vote was 11 to 10 in favor of the increase, Seven members abstained from voting. To Be Congress Librarian. Boston, Mass., Feb. 13.—Representative Samuel J. Barrows telegraphed friends here that he had accepted the appointment of librarian of congress. His nomination will be sent in to congress in a few days. The president haa only been waiting for Mr. Barrows' acceptance to make the matter public. Trust In Shoe Machinery, Boston, Mass., Feb. 13.—A new shoe machinery trust was organized Friday every company being represented. The company is to be known as the United Shoe Machinery company. This corporation is organized under the laws of the state of New Jersey, with a total authorized capital of $25,QQQ,OQQ. Fierce JFlre at Cleveland. Cleveland, O., Feb. 13—Fire broke out Thursday night in the building occupied by the Globe Clothing com, pany at No. 172 Superior street Tha building, with all the stock, was to- -:,*.,....> i. ,•

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