The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 29, 1899
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JJEM UEB ..... r — ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1899, -------- .......... .-. --.- ...... --— ......................... — -^. BY INOHAM A WARREN. Terma to Subscribers. , one year 11.60 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. . Remit by draft, money order, of express order at onr risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. Monday's Election. THE UPPER DBS MOINES feels that it la time to congratulate the people of Algona on their evident desire to live In a bigger world. Monday's city election showed a determination to work in harmony for the best interests of the city Which will be commended on all hands. Not once in a hundred times does a bitter strife over who shall fill this or that office bring good to a community, and we have but to reflect on some of the foolish contests of former years to prove that incalculable harm results. The hatreds engendered in a city election have been carried into county matters, and have thus had their influence on state politics to a greater or less extent, and in every instance to the manifest injury of the welfare of the community. It is a matter of pride and satisfaction to see that Algona has made up her mind to set a livelier pace and reach out for better things. Such united and harmonious work as this will secure for us more railroads, more factories, more good citizens—in short, will soon make of our already good town a city of no mean proportions, instead of being left to lag behind the procession, still hanging on to our petty little quarrels, and eventually consuming ourselves as a direct result of our own shortsightedness. Algona Is on the right track. his home in Dubuque. The matter is being kept as quiet as possible, and little definite information concerning his condition can be learned. Bishop Hennesey is one of the strong and liberal Catholic leaders of this country, and the news of his illness will be received with sorrow over the entire state. A LOT of the papers were tricked into publishing a report last week that John Sherman was dead. Next day they all had lo take it back and admit that the old war horse was very much alive. THE Chicago Times-Herald says Why not McKinley and Reed in 1900?" That's the idea; if not, why not? THE Storm Lake Enterprise has given up the ghost. It is suggested that the name is what killed it. WHAT LIQUID AIR MAY DO Is Likely to Revolutionize the World As a Motive Power. ttenry Durant Writes Concerning this Recent Discovery—Some Interesting Scientific Facts. OWNERS of the Savery hotel property In Des Moines announce that they will begin at once the erection of an annex to the building to cost $50,000. Such improvements will help to make Des Moines the convention city for all time. Nepotism Must Go. The announcement is made that after July 1 superintendents of state institutions in Iowa will not be allowed to employ relatives in the institutions of which they have charge. This order was recently promulgated by the state board of control, and if they never do another meritorious act they will be applauded for this. In many instances, it is said, superintendents have relatives on their pay rolls, and in some cases the wives of superintendents draw salaries as matrons. One of the worst features of public service all over the country is the practice of nepotism. Everybody who knows anything about it knows that it ought to be prohibited by law. All honor to Chairman Larrabee of the board of control, who seems to have been largely instrumental in bringing about this needed reform, at least so far as the state institutions are concerned. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Attorney E. A. Morling will build a$3,000 residence in Emmetsburg this season. B. F. McParland is to build a $2,500 residence at West Bend as soon as the weather permits. Humboldt Independent: Mrs. Mathers of Algona, who was visiting Miss Viola Glenn for some days, returned to her home Friday last. Clay county proposes to hold a fair this year for the first time in its history. The organization of the company is now being perfected. The Beacon denies the report that the Hotel Orleans is not to be opened next season. It says the house will be improved in various ways and the man- agement'is preparing for a big season. A county fair circuit has been formed including the counties of Wright, Hancock, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Emmet. The fairs will be held beginning at Clarion Sept. 5, ending at Estherville Oct. 4. 'Emmetsburg Democrat: Mies Katie Wernet has returned to Emmetsburg and has Hgain accepted a position in Mrs. Grose's millinery store. Her are glad she is back in The Trusts. One of the remarkable things in connection with the rapid formation of trusts all over the manufacturing sections of the east is not found so much in the statement that eigh'ty trusts of various kinds have been formed during the past fourteen months, but the more startling announcement, made by Atty. General Griggs, that nothing can be done about it. He has given out a letter in which he says the Sherman antitrust law is powerless to reach this menace to the American people " unless such trade is what is known as interstate or international commerce." He says further that "it is a popular error to assert that the attorney general of the United States has control of the corporations which engage in manufacture in the various states. This is entirely a matter of state control." Accepting this as sound doctrine it is time the state legislatures took a hand in. If no national law exists whereby these unholy combinations can be broken up and the business of the country conducted on a competitive basis, then the sooner we get back some of the " granger legislation," similar to that of 1873 in Iowa, the better it will be for the people, who invariably " pay the •price." Aside from the iniquity of trusts in general, it may not be amiss to note the fact that the republican party is already being charged with responsibility for their existence, and whether the charge is well founded or not makes little difference; it will become the chief string upon which the average democratic campaign orator will harp in the. struggle of 1900, and if the trusts are doing business at the same old stand at that time, as now seems'more than likely, it will not be BO easy to convince the rank and file that there is nothing in the charge. The St. Paul Pioneer-Press has started a crusade along this line, and is being ably seconded by the Chicago Times- Herald. They could be engaged in no better service to the people of this oouptry. many friends Emmetsburg. Livermore Gazette: C. A. Raney has ordered the address of his Gazette changed from Hobart, Kossuth county, to St. Joseph. He has been working a farm in Hobart, but has now rented Chas. Clark's farm north of Livermore. Al. Adams offers the Independent one year to the boy or girl who first brings an answer to this: There is a point in the state of Missouri where a horse at the end of a three mile halter can gruze in five counties. Where is I tr They are going after "crooks"in the old-fashioned way over at Sheldon. The Mail says that Marshal Hudson has received word that his bloodhounds are ready to ship and they will be along within 10 days. When they get here crooks had better beware and go elsewhere. Sheldon Mail: The Rock Rapids electric light plant netted the city §100 during the month of February and$175 during January, besides furnishing 32 arc lights for the street lighting free to the city. All lights there are wired on the meter system. This shows that municipal ownership is profitable, both for the town and its patrons. The Emmetsburg light plant is progressing, according , to the Tribune: One of the dynamos for the electric plant is here and about ready to be set up. Another is on the way. Much outside wiring has been done and the N streetlight wiring is complete. The I arc lamps are not shipped yet, and it will be April 15 before the plant is set in motion, Bro. Branigan of Emmetsburg has evidently interviewed one of our gold mine owners, with the following result: Judge Quartpn and Geo. E. Clarke were at Chicago last week attending a meeting of their gold mining company. Ihey have made arrangements with Kansas parties who will put in a 50- starap mill on one property and a 30- starap mill on another which has already a 20-stamp mill. From $8,000 to$10,000 will be invested in tramways and other improvements. The ore carries from $6 to$8 per ton, but there is such a quantity of it that two 60-stamp mills operating continually will yield big- returns. The possibilities and utility of liquid air are recognized by all, but up to the present time Its production has been so costly that it barred Its use. If, as Mr. Tripler asserts, it can be produced at a nominal cost, it will revolutionize the world. It will reclaim all the deserts and make fertile fields of them, as artificial rain will be a certainty. At the present time but a very small per cent, of rain falls where it is required. The volume of water that falls Is far beyond the requirements of the agricultural needs of all the land surface of the world. If it can be controlled or made to fall where needed, the raising of crops will b« a certainty. Liquid air will also regulate the climate at the south. The cold of winter can be produced at will, also the heat of summer at the north during winter. Science once looked with contempt at the superstitions of the Ignorant and credulous, but today the ignorant have good reason to look on the scientist as being the credulous party, as the revelations of the last few years have demonstrated that truth Is stranger than fiction, and that no one knows what the possibilities of the future are. Admitting the production of liquid air at a small cost, it can but excite the wonder and admiration of all mankind at the limitless resources of our world, just at the time when in Europe it is becoming a serious question where their fuel is to come from. To have an inexhaustible supply Is certainly one of the wonders of our prolific age. Ever since civilization began, when one supply has run low something else has taken Its place, but yet nothing to compare with liquid air. Coal Is- the staple fuel of today. When it is burned it never can be coal again until the destruction of the world, as no coal formations are now possible. The same with wood to quite an extent, although in ages the smoke and ashes of wood will again in part be trees. Liquid air soon goes back to its principal elements, nitrogen and oxygen. The burning of nitrogen is of such recent date that but few know of it. When burned It produces nitric acid, and by which saltpeter, the great fertilizer, is produced, which increases the production of many corps some two or three times above the usual amount raised per acre. The expense of burning nitrogen is at present so great that it cannot be produced in paying quantities. Liquid air will furnish the power to burn it at a small cost, so all danger of a loss of fertility is past. This is a beautiful problem, that an element should furnish the means of burning itself. The laws of the universe are fixed and immutable. No phenomena or variation has occurred that is not in conformity with them, when understood. The grounds of certainty are quite limited. Enough is Known about many things for us to utilize them for our own wants, but when it comes to the why and the how of the forces of nature or the universe we know as verse. This force or power Is from the governing Intelligence of the universe, which may be called God or force. It Is one and the same. This favors pantheism, but does not, as many suppose, destroy our.lndividuality; but yet it Is an argument in favor of force and matter only. What an effect it will have, the dispensing with so much that Is now required to produce the necessary power to do the work of the world. All this saving will be utilized for other pur* poses. No waste or loss will occur. Much of our present machinery can bo dispensed with or built much lighter. Electricity, the power or motor of the day, will be produced at a small cost as compared with the present. The most surprising assertion of Mr. Tripler to many is that a power can produce more than Itself, which Is at variance with the teaching of all our text books on the subject; yet It Is possible and not a violation of the laws of nature. Force, energy, power, and many words are carelessly used. When the force of an acorn is released by germination and produces the oak with its thousands of acorns is there not an Increase of force or power? When it rots or is eaten is there not tv loss of force? Owing to the property of water when used in a hydraulic press, one pound of force or power produces many thousand of force or power. In all the text books now in use nure air Is described as being a mixture of about seventy-nine parts nitrogen nnd twenty-one parts oxygen. These elements are not combined, but a mixture similar to what we see when a ray of light passes through a hole into a room. Wo then see the air to be full of small particles of dust. Of late years argon and several other elements are classed as constituents of air. We talk of pure air; there Is no such thing; some air is purer than other, but all air contains impurities or other elements. Air is a conveyance or vehicle for all other elements. It conveys to us the perfume of flowers or the stench of the cess pool and all other odors, also the enchantment of music. The lumlnifferous ether which conveys light permeates everything and must always be in air. Air being a mixture is readily resolved into Its constituent elements. Water is a combination of the two elements, hydrogen and oxygen; and it requires an immense force or power to break them apart. This illustrates the difference between a mixture and a compound. Oxygen is the cause or source of fire; without it a fire Instantly goen out. Pure nitrogen puts out fire instantly; nothing- can burn in it. These few facts convey only a faint idea of what a power there is temporarily locked up when air is so compressed as to become liquid or solid. Air is the one thing free to all. It cannot be owned or monopolized, and is everywhere In such abundance that it cannot be exhausted while the earth remains. Many of our most useful discoveries are at first pronounced a failure or useless by many. Should Mr. Tripler be a fraud, the 'manufacture of liquid air will yet be perfected at a price that will make it available for all purposes to which it is adapted. HENHY DURANT. We are now Moved to the Rowe Restaurant building, and will close out our stock of Groceries at Your own price. s Come early if you want the best. This is no fake sale. • We are going out of business. M. Z. Grove & Son. little as the ancient philosopher whose dying prayer was "cause of causes, pity me." Our most eminent scientists of all ages have asserted that we cannot on this earth ever know the fundamental cause of anything: in nature, that is, the how or the why. It is enough for us to know how to utilize the forces and power of our surroundings. That the cheap manufacture of liquid air, if not already attained soon will be, as all other important discoveries have been, is a certainty, as there is an emanation from the unknown universe that stimulates and urges mankind to labor and devote his energies to just such pursuits. The one who spends his time in trifling amusements is apt to think that the devoted scientist is noi enjoying this life, but tho scientist knows he has an enjoyment thatexcells all tho pleasures and enjoyments of the devotee of vain pleasures. The attempt to understand or unravel the mysteries of nature frequently leads mankind estray from the fact that we How We Might Jjlve. Philosopher Burrell in the Washington Press: We might have been so made that we could live cheaply. If we had hoofs like horses, cattle, sheep and pigs, we could waiye millions of expense for shoes and stockings and cbrn and bunion doctoring. Primitive men, perhaps, had a natural tell of hair like the animals, say the Special Ribbon Sale We have just received a nice new line of those wide ribbons, worth from 35c to 60c per yard. Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, we will sell them at 25c per yard. We will give you a Special Sale On Kid Gloves AN interview in the Boston Globe with a close frjiend of Thos. B. Reed says that he will not again be a candidate for speaker. The friend says farther that there }s absolutely no tru.tb, in the oft-repeated story of antag- flfltem. between President MoJCinley and Mr« Reed. ^ IT is reported that Archbishop Hen- »esey fif $he diocese of Iowa is stricken a jflajady supposedly paralysis, at Twoiity-Seveii Years AKO. The Spirit Lake Beacon man has been looking over the old flies of that paper, and here are two items that he found: The files contain a racy account of a raid made by women on the Estherville saloons in February, 1872. The raiders were wholly unexpected by their victims. The}' made a big haul of intoxicants, which were summarily destroyed, and created general havoc in the drinking places. The incident created a great commotion in pioneer circles. The young man editing the Beacon filed a serious complaint against mischievous girls for getting a lot of the young men out in the country a mile or two to attend a party that failed to materialize. The boys got even by getting the girls to congregate at Mr. Osborne's for an evening drive. At the proper time a vehicle rattled up to the door, the command to "whoa" was vociferously given, and the fair deceivers notified to appear. When they came out they found an empty wagon the fellows had hauled up by hand, but all the tricksters had vanished. An Expansionist, Burt Monitor: An Algona girl, be- log asked about berlastseason's bicycle su.it and why she didn't wear it now, was up to date enough to reply that she u was an expansionist." - to IQQP at 6 per cent, interest. Optional payments,, jj. do not and cannot know anything of the forces or intelligence of nature. So confusing is the study of nature to many that they profess idealism andas- sert that there Is no matter, only ideas This belief burs all knowledge. Yet these same idealists refute their theory by getting out of the way of a falling building or dodging a brick-bat, the same as a sensible person does. Also they at dinner have a choice between beefsteak and fish, which gives the Ho direct to their theories. That the forces or powers in nature are more utilized today than ever before is a well known fact, but the nature or cause of them is as unknown as ever, and can only be attributed to a God or intelligent ruler of the universe. Elements of nature, we say in accordance with common usage. There are about eighty now classed with constant additions. • Some claim there is but one element in the universe—all others are modifications of it. This theory can not be verified. The evidenceof different elements is quite strong, as all meteors that fall on the earth and spectrum analysis show the same in the universe as on the earth. Nitrogen appears to be the most abundant element in nature. Air is eighty per cent, nitrogen, and most all substances contain it. In fact it is everywhere. Until quite recently it has shown little or no affinity for other elements. When it is combined with them it returns to its original state very rapidly, so its loss from use is in no danger. It stands the attack of other'elements almost unscathed. It passes through intense heat with no change. Until Mr. Crooks succeeded in burning it it was considered inert. The laws that govern animate things anthropoid apes from which, some say, men descended or ascended. A soldier in the war tells us he saw a regiment of Scots bathe in the ocean, and their backs were as hairy as dogs.' Suppose we were thus thatched, what an immense saving in clothes that we wear for warmth, coolness and ornament! Indians go bare-headed, their hair sufficing for warmth; no need of hats and caps, If we went the same way we'd not get bald. If we had the Indian's keen vision as we might have if we had lived in the open air, we could, save on spectacles, nose glasses, opera glasses, etc. If we made choice of a home in the tropics, we could live without work. There's the bread tree, the milk tree, the perennial fruits, nuts, berries tubers. And we could save the expense of costly dwellings. Huts of adobe, or of bark, or of boughs, or caves would suffice. And if we had been built without such furniture as hopes, fears, religious sentiments, etc., wo should have had no occasion for churches, a paid priesthood, schools, books and the like. And if vanity, cupidity and ambition had not been mixed in our dust, we should not have needed wealth, civilization, etc. And if we had stuck to vegetarianism, as primitive people did, we could save the immense cost of flesh. Just think of crazy Nebuchadnezzer down on all fours, fancying himself an ox, eating grass! How cheap that was He wanted no bread, cake, pie, jam, jols, ices, candies, etc. Grass was good enough for him; he " went to gras« " and it cured him, didn't it? like a sick cat or dog. But, perhaps, then, we would not nave been a very good kind of folk Perhaps it is just as well that we were made the way wo arc, without hoofs horns, hairy fell, etc. If wo hud wants, we should rot; if no vanities and ambitionH, wo'd bo bored with ennui, and rust in bloth; if no a«- pirations and sentiments, wo should l/c more groveliug than tho bouhU, H \h better to work to got shoos, stocking* clothing, food, boueoB, nrnchlribry. car- riagas, fuel, books, cburr-bb and the like. at the same time. We have made a job of all our broken lots of$l, $1.25, and$1.50 gloves at 69c. Don't forget. Geo. L Galbraith. J. T. CJirischilles, President. &. 0. Hudson, Vice President. T. H. Lantry, Treasurer. THE James Patterson, Secretary. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. -[INCORPORATED. attention paid to the Dealers in Hard and NSORANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business, Office over Algona State Bank. F. W. DINQLEY, Manager. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix of Hartford, Hanover of New York, GEO. M. BAILEY. Kossuth County State Bank i.z/, sseo.ooo. ' •A.XjGt-Oar.A., and sola. Oollec assage tickets to'or no First National Bank of Algon AMIillOHK A. (1AI.I,. . t». u. UAt'JTA do not always apply to inanimate one's. Although the change from animate to inanimate may be but temporary, yet it is immense in utility. • Some scientists assert that matter and force are all that Je in, the uni- ««» AEE you thin? Would y get fat and pluinpV Tried '• -twouldn't work; tut* Mountain Tea-Will do t 85ceHte, Ask $?croH. «ASI1 CAPITA J;,$50,000. General Banking-. i'UtVA'fJi HAl'KTY ou tlmo deposits. Livermore Gazotto: Tho borrowed so many timber* for wood from the building wxl lo tbo Al* gona Republican that it eoll;> w<) Ml against tho RepuWlnaw bulldh/V «««! gave that offlw a "b««l*b*ck" tnat paper •"•••••-•«• • • •' -' fall On SOtnO \it-.v\nv IH inn <</n«/ <#ny !Hif,*"? <*"*«'s«fe» *' (»HitMt?» *t*sn f MxMtb, Kl to em- SV