The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1899 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 1, 1899
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THE UPP1B DIES MOIKEBt ALGONA, IOWA, WtiDN&SDAY, MABOtt 1, LET US CULTIVATE A CLOSER ACQUAINTANCE With you by introducing some of our new and seasonable goods that stand in the FRONT BANK in their several KLONDIKE. The Pivotal Pole Corn Dodger. Dodges quickly and easily. Levers for regulating depth. Raising springs. A complete machine. The Rock Island Defiance Steel Frame DISC HARROW. It works where others fail. In seasons of unusual wet and at times when great trouble is being experienced with Disc Harrows. Generally the DKFIANCK can be depended upon to do the work and show its qualities. THE X RAYS. Sulky Plow with light draft and high lift. A lifting spring which enables a 12-year-old boy to handle it and do as nice work as a man grown. The Sterling Force Feed Seeder. There are more good points on this Seeder than can be found on any other Seeder on the market, is a general favorite and always gives the best satisfaction, and never calls for repairs. It Some of Our Other Goods. We have a full and complete line of the ROOK ISLAND PLOW COMPANY'S GOODS, DAVID BRADLEY MANUFACTURING- OO, and FULLER & JOHNSON'S OORN PLANTERS, And THE U. S, OORN PLANTERS, and J. K OWENS' MINNEAPOLIS FANNING- MILLS, Our 60x60 two-story warehouse is loaded with the best goods the market affords of articles too numerous to mention. Call and look ovor our goods. You arc welcome, whether you buy or Hot, WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD. A full line of Grass Seeds for sale. ** G. M. JOHNSON, Warehouse west of court house square. ALGONA, IOWA. Advertising In Germany. German ways of advertising are coii- idorubly different from the pushii:; methods of the Americans. In the electric street cars in Leipsio what few advertising cards there are find a place on the ceiling instead of around and below it. In the theaters permanent signs appear above the stage setting. German ideas of the fitness of things are better than the Saxon's in this respect at least. "Window displays are popular, and mony of the windows of the large stores extend down to the floors of the basements. Perhaps the chief mode of street or public advertisement in Leipsic is the use of a large number of circular columns, about 4 feet in diameter and 13 feet in height, which are stationed throughout the city in conspicuous places. Ou the cylindrical surfaces of these iron columns advertisements in great variety are displayed. The form and style used are modest and are usually only small paper placards, of a great variety of colors, announcing the name of the article, its merits and uses. Here also are posted the opera and theater programmes, in type not much larger than the ordinary newspaper size. These advertising posts correspond in a, measure to the fence display advertising so much used in American cities, but are really not much more than publio bulletin boards.—New York Press. of blood in this night's session than it •would during the day, when a man is usually in an upright position. Now, the body is dependent for its warmth on the vigor of the circulation, and as the blood flows so much more slowly through the veins when one is lying down the | warmth lost in the reduced circulation ' must be supplied by extra coverings.— j Milwaukee Wisconsin. Boy Soldiers. The best material of which to make fighting soldiers is found in boys from 16 to 21. This is the expression of old commanders. There were many captains in the civil war who were under 20 years of age. There were brigadier generals only 21 years old. General Grant was under 40 when he entered the war. Stonewall Jackson had won immortal fame at 38 and died at 39. General Sheridan was a general at 30. Fitz- Hugh Lee was a major general at 29. Alexander had conquered the world before he was 33. Napoleon became master of Egypt, crossed the Alps and fought the battle of Marengo at 30. Young men make the best soldiers. The civil war was fought by young men and boys.—Knoxville Tribune. When Fita-Hugh lee Ban For Governor. General Lee has been handicapped by a great name. It has stimulated his pride and ambition, but it has not inspired any vanity.. When I asked him if this heritage had helped or hindered him, he said: "It has been a henvy load.. I have ht, d the reputation of a lot of ancestors as well as my own to look after.. Whatever good 1 have; done has been credited! to them, and whatever of evil has been, charged to, me and magnified, because people said they had a right to* expect much better things' of a man of my Wood aaid breeding. "•When, I was; running for governor of Virginia, John "Wise said 1 that if my name had been lUtarlEugh. Smith I never wonldi hava secured the nomination. I replied that I had known a good many gpjodl men named Smith/ and would' have been, aa prondof that name, as of the one. I wore. &i that way I got the votes Q£ aft tha SmMa ia Virginia and a letter finwa a, man w.b.o.< toM me 'never t CJagtaiim JJohtt Siniitbi our first Wouldn't Alter His Picture. A friend of Arnold Bocklin relates that when that eminent artist was quite a young man he married a Roman girl, beautiful and accomplished, but as poor as the young artist. Their daily meal often consisted of a pot of beans. Yet the artist would not sacrifice his ideals for any sum of money. One time he painted a landscape for a wealthy German merchant, who, as the prospective owner of the picture, asked him to make certain changes in it. This the bean eating painter refused to do,, though the price offered him for the altered picture was nearly $1,000. Steed of GavnaiXKf fixwiOS Blaep. season, tit i» B^segsaiy to be well steeping, i« fchofr when, the. turetJxa.4 ifrsliouM test,, ami thaheujjti work: temijflraiily- So thu* organ atmokos it minnte leaa than' body is; u». aaugrig>JUi gflttarne;. (iQQ afegkea in (tt)' minutae. itt tau eight houjtg, that a man Aaifc . uuurly 5,,QJt),0'ateokiiH. sis ojmuwji o* l>la.Q& HiHa M;QQX1. aunuaa Their Object. Mr. and Mrs. Gaswell had moved only a few weeks before intQ) a, fasMon- abte neighborhood and were preparing to issue invitations: for their silver wedding,. "I'm afcaid,," said Mr.. Gaswell, looking dubiously at the pile of costly stationery before him, "most of these will 1 go, begging," ""Why,, James,." responded Mrs. Gaa- well, "that's what we are sending 1 ; them ant for. "—New York WorM Two Step* at a- Time. One evidenee of the ever unsfclrng'char- acteristics of the average New Yorker is shown on the stairways of the: u_ > town station of the elevated railroad at Park place and Church street The' steps* of these atairways ore covered with rub' her,, bat every oilier atop hoa large woa Brags imbedded in 1 the rubber. Thin was canaed by tlie fact that the New Yorker ia never content bo. wait even one minuta for & train, and thai when he heara one approaching as lie is at the faofr of the stairs he wflli rush- up< the staip» two step* at a time hofiing to> oatuh t&ie; train; Aaa.raHalt the ele-vaJted 1 sailsc^ of&> oiala noiHaad 1 tliai tftw saWies mattduu on every other step was wearing out twi ;e I as quickly as the rest. For a long time j they pondered as to the cause, and one day Manager Fransioli solved tho problem. To know was to act in his caw, and the steel re-enforced rubber now lasts if anything longer than the ordinary mats on the other steps.—New York Sun. Rnm Subsidies. The English officials in the far east have some queer methods of dealing with the natives of various provinces who have come under the sway of their government Vi For the submission of some of the tribes composite subsidies are paid each year by the British agents. A good specimen of these is the subsidy paid to the Bhutias of Assam. The chiefs assembled under the wide- spreading shade trees in front of the agent's bungalow, and the subsidy, consisting of 5,000 rupees in silver, 10 pieces of broadcloth and 48 bottles of rum, were spread out on the ground. A formal ceremony, lasting only a few minutes, precedes the actual delivery of the subsidy.—New York World. Mark Twain In Battle. It is related that Mark Twain served two weeks as a soldier in the civil war. He was attached to Jeff Thompson's command in the Confederate army in Missouri. His own account of hia military experiences, told in one of hia private letters, ia as follows: "We never won any victories to speak of . We never could 1 get the enemy to stay still when we wanted to fight, and: when the enemy felt like fighting we were generally on the move." The Uie ot Hot Drink*. Hoi drinka have oome into wide use during late years among persons affliet- ed with indigestion. A tepid fluid exerts a marked sedative influence on the gastric mucous membrane and often relieves the painful sensations following the meals of a ohionio dyspeptic. Less recognized perhaps is (he influence of hot drinks on the motor functions of the stomach. In the ordinary oouise of events nothing, remains in the stomach six hoars after a meal,, and the presence of alimentary debris after that period indicates the presence of some degree of muaoular paresis. This condition of things may be greatly benefited by the use of hot water with or immediately after meals,, but in chronic cases permanent benefit can only be obtained 1 by persevBrancu, the treatment being; methodically oari'ied out for some: mon*ha. As might) be anticipated, the- hot water treatment does 1 not amoliorato tlie secretory deraeta. in the same degree as tlie muscular weaknoas, bat by main>- tainiug- tlie atomuchi in 1 a hygjenio' oon- ;dition. wa mas,, »* »»iy ratty, aope^ to- oheuli furthor dagpadutiou of the' neptio ' glunda. The temsaratnve) of Jiat drinlta should' Uu from-100 to- HO 1 degrees &'."131). Louis PoatirBianuton. Fifty yaasa »go tha teuuanuptation'of > k lutteu uoat aouuty W times W aauoin aa C(V<INC Kor IltucneHW. The clubman wan looking particularly blue, and whan asked by his club- mates for tbe CUUHO, ho Ha id: "This evening, just after dark, as I was coming down to tbo olub, walking along, thinking of nothing in particular, I was hit in the back by what aeetnocl to be a locomotive and knocked sprawl- ' Ing into tbe gutter. It was muddy there, and wben I had collected my scattered eenfieH I was all covered with dirt and also very mad. I looked around to see what hit me and found a young man and a safety bicycle on the pavement, all tangled up. I was mad, as I said before, and, without stopping to think what I did, I took that young man by the coat collar and kicked him off tbe pavement. Then I jumped on the bicycle, eraaabed all the spokes out of the wheels and generally disfigured it." Here the gentleman stopped, and one of bis audience said: "Well, wby should that make yon feel as yon do? Yon did just tbe right thing." "I suppose I hadn't ought to feel so," said tbe speaker; "bnt, you see, it was my boy and my bicycle."—Pearson's Weekly. Animal PecnlJarltiea. A herd of wild Asian buffaloes will charge any foe, even a tiger, to save tbe life of one of their number who has been wounded. Elephants, baboons and other animals will do the same thing in a wild state. On the other hand, monkeys have been known to fall upon one of their number who is' ill and drown him, possibly as an act of mercy. Similarly wolves destroy one of the pack which becomes helpless. If an otter is trapped, his brother otter will run aronnd him ail night, showing tbe utmost concern. A writer in The Spectator states that be has seen sparrows in 1 groups discussing and lamenting when one of their number had fallen into a trap. Next day, when a robin was caught, the spaiiowa paid no attention. He adds that he had seen a big pig try to help' a smaller one through a h<-uw in the fence' paling by pulling ut head; St. John tells of a highland she^r;. , whose oat brought him some edible bu'4 nearly every day in the 1 year; An Impireniiion. The friends of a local art connoisseur are tailing a tiny but fairly good joke at hia expense: It seems that he was passing, up Baronne street the other day witn a lady who' htwt aaltotl him 1 to explain the meaning;of the term " hurras- aionist," and he halted before an unfinished building to iHuBtratahiaremuiiks. '"1'he impressionist aohool 1 ,." he said 1 ,, "deals with' effeota iu niasa. Wow, when t look at that wall' oven there I don't see the separata bwolia. £ merely 11 '— Jnab then a uasel*»a maaon ou tho u»uei» scaffolding droaoed. a fragment ttow h ia< pile- of mutm'iwFiiBd amualied 1 im tho ! tiop> of thu geutaomeni'ls new silk hut. He-re moved the at the- wsaote. '' ot lu'lok," he dignity. — Now Orleans Tlmos-Domo- orat. ( ..•••M.l.lTL .-_.. .--1--1-I-.-J .---.'Went Them Several Better. Frit/ Williams, the notor, was sitting one evouing iu a Now York cafo, when two very young mon oamo in. They beckoned condoscoudingly to a waiter. "Waiter," said tho one, "bring me a chop. Mind It's just right, now. Just mention my name to the cook." "Yon may bring moastonk," said tho other, jnst as grandly, "and toll the cook who It's for." The waiter wns half way across tho room, which was crowded, when Fritz Williams hailed him. "Waiter," ho drawled, "bring me half a dozen Blno Points, and mention my name to every darned oyster."—Exchange. Southern Illaleot, The southern dialect continues to reveal its qnaiatness. Mr, Toirey has recorded this Florida dialogue: "What time might it be?" "Six o'clock." "Lan sakesl I didn't know it wns so stine as that." "Soon" in this case probably meant early. He has also put on record the answer of tho North Carolinian who was asked if he had been at the World's fair: "No. I 'lowed for to went, but I didn't git to go," I have lately heard a bit of genuine negro English which may do to go with these examples, A yonng woman of my acquaintance was visiting at a house where a colored lad was kept as a sort of boy of all work. After she had been there a day she overheard a conversation between the cook and this boy: "How do you like the company?" asked the cook. "I like her right well," said the boy "Do yon think she's pretty?"' "Well," said the lad, "she ain't 'zaekly pretty, but she'll dew wall "nough whar dau ain't no better at!"— Boston Transcript. La fro r ' ,>.„;>,,, 3 v fiO'ff Jalan ' aa I : LI- . ,:..••:. • i, > c which, I.IM.U ,.j. mi i. yii^.iii^ OBll'ov .sin.; i.e. i.oiild' novoi 1 uudure Apollo,, who- fl'a.viid M'ai'Syas out of conceit and envy amli sl'ew the'ohil'di'eu'of Niobe for similai' reasouB, "He is the)geuuine type 1 of a ITrauchmau,, one 1 who* oauuot beau that auotliei' should' play the flute" better than' ov aa well* an hiiuuelr 1 .'"— "Bismurok Memoirs''' by Buaoh. Snvrd Hid l,lf« and Klekeil Hint. Pork nnd Qtiirk were walking nloug iho oroWtled street, feeling very kindly ;oward thoniBelvos and the rest of iitt- mnnUy- Just aa they reached the iflid- tllo of a OTOBslflg ono of those aggravating individuals Who walk one way" find look another stepped dlreoUyin front of a ottblo oa* Which was rotindnig the 66t* ncr. Of cotirse the oar hnd no fender 6n it. Nearly everybody Jn the vicinity yelled, and naturally the bewildered looked in the wrong direction. Qnirk didn't yell, though* He j'a'tttp^ ed to the side of the trnc'k, grabbed the man by the collar and yanked him clear of the tracksaiid almost out of his shoes. Then ho gave him another ferocious jerk to get him oat of the way of an express Wagon; and, getting him at proper range at the same time, he gave the poof man a kick that mnst have driven his spine up into his hat. And with the kick Qnirk roared: "CoDlotiDd yoti, keep your eyea open when yoti are on the street." Quirk looked tinntterably savage, but Perk tottered to the onrb, sat down and laughed until the tears came. Then h« said: "Yon are the only big enough idiot on earth to save a man's life and then* kick him for it."—Chicago Times-Herald. Death Of Sir John Moore. Fearfully mangled by the round shot that struck him full on the left breast, he was the same John Moore that we have found him in 1798. " Ate my aids* de-camp all safe?" was his inquiry. Colonel Anderson, who was on his staff at the fierce fight of Foulke's Mill, had to signal' with his finger for silence, for one of them, Captain Baraxd, had fallen. "1 hope tbe people of England will be satisfied. I hope my dear conn* try will do me justice. Anderson, yoo will see my friends at home; tell everythiug. My dear mother; my mother I" aad then at laet he down, and, evidently unable to t himeeli fuithes, tried to speak of (afterward Sir John, and finally Wopetoun), who succeeded him in com md. The last words that passed bis dying M were a message to Lady Hester mhopu, the niece of Pitt, afterward •o famous for her eccentricity, aa her father had been before her. To her, to whom he is said to have been deeply attached; if not engaged, he sent bis dying remembrances by her brother, one of his aids de-camp, and then passed peacefully into the presence of his God. —Gbi'uhill Magazine. It used 1 to 1 happen in Java that, owing to* want of transportation facilities, the 1 inhabitants of one- part of the island 1 might to a«u*viug while those of another had as much »Sce as they oould oat. Ettilwaya have *emedied that state' Of affaisa. Water Wuute. The chief of the Philadelphia weathj* bureau', in a paper recently read by him, showed the wonderfully Jargq aggregate to which apparently trivial bat continued leaks may amounjt. One drop of leakage pep woond i amounts to five gallons per day. This may well be remembered by central sta- with loa ' mete}-,

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