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ptician Joseph Silko. THEUPPER PKSMOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1899, The Eye as an Optical Instrument. eye is the most, wonderful of all the organs of sense. The organs of touch, imd Hinell, to purform their functions must l)u placed in nctuul contact with Substances that oxcitu their activity; hut the eye is equally sensitive to the fessions of light, whether it comes from an object close at'hand or from the ftlmeasurahly fixed stars. 'rBUt it is with the oyo aa an optical instrument that we and you are concerned, it will bu heat understood by comparing with a camera, of which it is otype. Images of external objects are formed in the eye exactly as they foi nud on l.he focusing screen of a photographer's camera. The light pusses th nyebii.ll through Hie pupil which is simply an iiporture in the centerof ri-< or colored portion of the eye, the sole function of the opening being ud- |!OM of light. It is suggestive of popular ignorance of the eye that wo somo- 8 In <ir the expression, " he had his pupil taken out," which is just as ab- a 1 - 10 nay, " the door had the Ueyholo taken out." 'he letina, which receives the image and corresponds to the sensative plate the cutnera, is a layer of highly sensitive nerve tissue at the back of the eye- t, This tissue is really the terminal, h'lray spreading out of the optical nerve, ,.(ch i \ti'iids from the bruin to the baclt of ttie eye. This nerve is the medium if^Cjoromunioation between the retina and the brain, conveying to the latter ac- information as to the image formed on the former. It is, consequently, I hat sees, the eye being merely its instrument ol vision. The normal , consequently, be defined as an optical apparatus of such a form that ,p&llel rays of light—that is ra.ys proceeding from a distance of 20 feet or more re piecisely focused on the retina without any effort on the part of tbo eye, imprinting on this sensitive membrane a sharply defined image of all ects from which these rays eminate. ry few eyes, however, are so perfect as to fit tiie above definition, and in dy eyes seemingly perfect it is due to the muscles of the eye that correct ages .ire. formed on the retina. When the imperfection is slight the extra 8Cul H effort necessary may be bourn without discomfort, but when the rays UB ton far buck or too far in front of the retina, the muscles are unequal to |ime4ask of rerjtlMention, and imperfect vision, with painful eye strain is the re- u\6 Gould wi! move the retina, backward or forward wo could easily remedy imperfections; but this cannot be done, and henco it is incumbent on us to ge by mechanical moans the direction of the rays of light which enter the This tbo optician can accomplish with ground glass lenses of various kinds. < lown, May 2(5, 1898. — My ll-yeiir-old son bad hlsoyes seriously f acted from an injury to. tbu head received three yours ngo. He could see but / t ^little with tho injured eye. and the other wiis weakened from the strain of study ^'jirji.tid woi Ic. Since being litted with jriawses by Mr. SilUo he can sue well with otjh eyes and can study for hours without any strain upon the ni^ht. ' L. J. MURPHY. , Iowa, Oct. 21, 1898.— To Whom it. May Concern: This is to certify Opl ioian Josepn Silko of Des Moinea ban examined and fitted tho eyes of B in this town, including my family, without exceptional failure, we OHM recommend him to any person or persons who wish to employ his , and we guarantee that they will be fully snl.islied. G. A. MARIETTA. Physician and Surgeon. : ^Jr'f-,'}^ ;C|!'S ; MR,eineinber, I h |j? st your eyes a lxami nation. nvo had 10 yenrs' experience and am prepared to scientifically ! nccurutely (it them with tho proper lenses. No chiirge for smsio heat the 'L'ENNANT HOUSE until further notice. x|!f|iiornetime8 Lakes tlireo days to fill an ordor for glasses. Gome early, as it It A FRANK JAMES STORY. 'Exciting: Encounter of the Tliei gr "Wanted" Mam with an Unwitting Policeman. When Frank James, the former outlaw and train robber, was in Kansas City, Mo., recently, the Star, of that city, says, he told the following story to one of the judges of the circuit court: "Before my brother Jesse was killed and before I surrendered I and my wife were staying in Baltimore, living very quietly and under an assumed name, because there was a reward of $20,000 , : , ' for my capture. I was walking leisure|i|ply along the street one day when some •fe'p one caught me by the arm. I turned jjl and saw it was a policeman. The po- j||-; liceman said rather sharply: 'I want ip you; come with me.' The thought ||| flashed into my mind at once that I "iift was recognized a^id arrested, I was heavily armed, and, of course, I did not intend to be taken alive under any circumstances. I remember now very dis- that a feeling of pity for the po- came over me, for my mind was up instantly to kill him and try escape. But I did not lose my pres>- nce of mind. I asked him: " 'What do you want me for?' " 'There's been a murder down th« .treet,' lie said. " 'Well, I didnt do it,' I told him. " 'I know that, but I want you to sit the coroner's jury.' I "I felt so much relieved and so good jyer it that I had to laugh in his face. Itold him I was not a resident of Balti- ore, but was a stranger there vlsit- ,g some friends. Tbe policeman apolo- ized and walked away. I went and >ld my wife about it, and it made her uneasy that eihe insisted that we ,ust not stay in Baltimore another ay, and we did not, We went from ere to New York," I where they trade, says tie DetroitFree j Press. i It is no uncommon occurrence in the ! paymaster's office nowadays to see peo-< plecomingin with checks intheir hands that have been refused at the banks. This is due to a technicality, and in most cases is straightened out by the paymaster. One woman went to the office one day last week, and said she had cashed a check for $60 for a soldier. She had sent the check, with several others, to one of the city banks, on deposit. The check had been forwarded to a Chicago bank for collection, and the Chicago bank refused to cash, it, for the reason that in indorsing it, the soldier had failed to add his position, company letter and regiment number to his signature. This is the case in many instances. The checks are all sent back here and Paymaster Pickett certifies to the missing identifications in most cases. WANTED LIFE INSURANCE. THE SOLDIER'S CHECK, Speedily Find* It» Way Into tie Pottcmtlon ot tue Canteen, Ulan. |When the soldiers get their discharge pm the army they receive from the pal paymaster's office new, crisp fi. These checks, calling fpr any- tjere from $50 to $100 for privates, pw very warm in the pockets of some ; their owners and the first .desire is get rid o| them. Ip fact, many of boys hardly wait until the ink is before some friendly canteen man it in his till. Many of the soldiers, |ing unacquainted fci th* city, have one to identify them &t the banks, ad, are forced to have tfeeni cajhed A. Chlnanwu'a Queer Notion of tbe lleueUtu to Be Derived from a Policy. A New Orleans lawyer told the Times-Democrat this yarn: "I had a Chinese client who went home on a visit, leaving his laundry in charge of his, brother. When he returned he was promptly ordered off the premises. His brother had coolly appropriated the business and swore he would kill him unless he made himselJ scarce. T,he dispossessed gentleman calJed on me the next day, and, aftei hearing his story, I advised him to get out a warrant immediately, but he shook his head at the suggestion, and suid in pigeon English that he wanted to have his life insured for $10,000. was astonished. 'What on earth put that into your head ?' I asked. 'So they makee alle time some watch,' he replied. After a great deal of cross-questioning I got at his scheme. He had in some manner conceived ^he idea that insurance companies did everything possible to prolong the lives of their policy holders, and it followed ' quite naturally that if they had $10,000 at stake they would take particular pains to see that he wasn't hurried into the hereafter by his wicked brother. In other words they would 'makee some watch,' and, being a frugal gentlman, il struck him as a cheap way of securing a body guard, He was greatly disappointed when I explained that tbe companies let their clients take their own chances, and it evidently impressed him as most unbusinesslike He went away, and at last accounts the wicked brother was gtill holding tbe SHINES HIS SHOES' SOLES. The Peculiar Notion of « Bootblack'* Customer nmd the Theory o* It. "There goes a man: that got his money's worth," exclaimed the tiar-iaeed bootblack as he bit his nickel before putting it in his pocket, according to the Kansas City Star. "You needn't tell me that man ain't vain, either, 'cause I'll have to pass it back to you. Funny thing about him!" The bootblack folded up his rags andi seated himself on his stand. The m«.n he spoke of was one of those individuals with iron-gray hair and black, well- brushed clothing—an eccentric-appearing man,, and eccentric, indeed; if the bootblack's story is true. "That man gets his shoes shined on the bottom," said young ebony, sadly. "What do you think of that? He ain't satisfied to see hisself. in the tops of his shoes, but he wants the botoms the same way. 'Course, we can, do it all right, 'specially under the insteps, but it goes kind o' funny." "What do you suppose, he does it for?" asked a man on the next box. " 'Cause he's proud," came the answer, "andi 'cause he's 1 lazy and don't do noHidng but sit around all day with his feet in a window. He's a boarder in a hotel, and he ain't got no business that I can tell. All the time lie's sitting in a chair with his feet on a window Bill, and of course everybody that goes by sees his feet. I s'poseit's just a habit, sitting with his feet up, anA in orde,r to be on the square he has just the bottoms, shined so's tine people that sees the shoes instead of hisi collar will know he's neat. "Any how," he added, after a pause, "I guess we can't kick on a little, extro work on him. He has his shoes shined twice and three times a day, when they don't need it only otu the bottom, so I guess we get even." OCEAN DRIFT. Like Smaller Hod I en of Water It I* Uncertain and Move* Here and There. Siberian rivers wash down the timber which floods have uprooted from their banks. Carried out into the Atlantic ocean, this timber is drifted southward along the east coast of Greenland. As it approaches Cape •Farewell it is caught wby a branch of .the Gulf stream flowing northwest and stranded on the west coast of that ice-bound region. It is treasure trove to the Eskimo, for it isi the only wodH to be found in his treeless land.. Tims the Eskimo sends no fleet of steamers to fetch liis timber from afar; the ocean lands it on Ms shores* and charges him no freight. ~By a united system, of river and ocean currents he obtains the growth of temperate lands. And the ocean does yet more, for ttie, Greenlander. The seal is to the Greenlander what the reindeer is to the Laplander or the palm tree to the inhabitants of the tropics. And it is on the drifting ice floes that tine seal comes to hie shores and supplies him with most of the necessaries at life. So also the kindly ocean lends a rich load of drif<>- wood on the bleak shores of Nova Zembla, says Gentleman's Magazine. In certain parts of Spitsbergen, again, the beach is covered with enormous masses of driftwood. Searching among these, one of the explorers in Nordenskiold's party found a well- preserved seed of a West Indian plant (Entada gigalobium). Seams* of coal and impressions' of leaves have also been found in the same locality. In the far future these masses of driftwood may also become coal. USUAL METHOD OF ACTION. A IlUHufiil Cliicrago Youth's tlon of a Sudden Asmiiiiptlon of a Seat. He is an extremely diffident fellow, this South side youth, but is also enamored of a fair maiden. She likes hdm right back and is not averse to giving him help in emergencies. But she finds it a difficult matter to get her admirer to respond to the, calls of society, for he sinks into a condition of too many feet and hands when in the whirl social. But she has her hopes, says the Chicago Chronicle. Not long ago, when the chill winds had reduced the, previously deposited snow into glaring ice, they set forth to walk to a nearby home* to engage in the attractions of progressive euchre and chocolates. He was very tender and solicitous lest she tumble, slip and fall upon the icy sidewalk. Not being endowed with the certainy of footing of ithe patient burro himself, fate overtook him and he smote the earth with a crash heard blocks away. Thereupon a look of intense anguish sped over his face, for his spine seemed shortened. The "girlie" wasintears.of pity. She clasped her hands and loved him for his woes. "Oh,Charlie,"she murmured, brokenly, "does it hurt?" "No," he gasped, with a sickly grin. "Of course not. You see,.I always sit down that way." Now she loves him for his courage and ability to tell a fib to extricate himself from a painful and unpleasant position. "Corpse OoliiH." "Corpse coins" are treasured in the north of England. They are the coins that have lain over the. eyes of theii dead. By this means infection has been spread, but superstition causes the custom to con'tin/ue, A poor collier or peasant'would never tbjnk of doing anything important unless he has or his person coins that have been upon, the eyes ot his dead relatives. Gra/ve IU>bbe>ry A Capital Bobbing graves is a crjm* kdlled on tilft 8Jfl« by) ELECTRIC f SAWING. An ifrrctttton That I* Itfaefe In B*. tunnel AJnottft the Mine* Of the Klondike. Miners- who have returned from thw Klondike say that in that region, aa in others where the winter temperature runs down to well below zero, the bugbear of the miner is the frozen soil in which he has to work. Under the influence of the frost the ground turns as hard, as rook for several feet down, and until this obdurate stratum is cut through mining operations are at a standstill. The way in which the soil is softened has, so far, been to build a bonfire, and simply thaw things out. This, however, besides being tedious, is a great waste of heat, 85 per cent, of which is lost in the atmosphere. A patent for thawing the ground electrically has just been sold for alargesum. The invention is intended to be used for winter mining in countries where the cold is severe. Specially->constru<$t- ed dynamos and electrodes are placedi against the walls of the sliaft, with a space of from five to six feet of ground intervening; so that when the, current is turned on It has to cross the face of this space to complete the circuit. As the ground contained therein forms a resistance to the motion of the electricity, heat is generated, and the ground is thawed. The heat generated can be so controlled that it can be applied in any manner that will utilize its full force and effect. By the old bonfire system it took 24 hours to freeze out a foot of soil; by the electrical system it is claimed that it is possible to thaw out the same depth of frozen earth in one hour, or 24 feet per day. SERGEANT WAS VERY TIRED. /. T. Chrischilles, 6. C. Hudson, T. It. tantffy, PCMfefcf. Tfce Pfextdittt. Measurer. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY. [INCORPORATED'.]—-— HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain ana Seeds. (Dealers in Httfd and Soft Coal. Mamif acturers of Strictly High-glade Flour. Special attention paid to the Owing to the large and constantly increasing demand for our superior grade of floutf we are enabled to offer from 5 to 10 cents per bushel above the market price for good wheat. F. T?. DINGLE Y, Manager. NSURANGE. Also Land, Loan and Collection Business.' Office over Algona State Bank. Farmers' of Cedar Rapids, Phoenix bf Hartford/ Hanover of New York; , Minnesota Fife, Minneapolis, ROokfottl orHookfora, Lloyd's Plate Glass pi :New York, United States Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. A. (1ILMOVH., C. It. ItUWHINS, Vice President, M. SCItKNCK. Secretary, J. 11'. WADSWOKTff, Trcamrer. JAS. NOLAN, a: OHA8. VfOOSTBK, 8, .STEVSSY, J. O. KAllf, J. JB. STAOT. Did Not Have Time to Spell Ont the Fall Name of the Chief of Police. He was up before the trial board on a charge of laziness. He was a desk sergeant from a west side police station and the charges and specifications were that he was always exceedingly tired, that he loafed over his desk, and, indeed, that ho was so grievously afflicted with ennui that he would not spell out in full the longer words in malting 1 reports of daily occurences to the general superintendent of police^ a duty which fell to his lot as desk sergeant, but was much given to the habit ol abbreviation. This, it seems, says a Chicago exchange, had been, a constant source of worry and annoyance to the captain in command of the station, and when, repeated warnr ings were of no effect charges were preferred and he was brought before the tribunal, composed of the chief and the inspectors of police. The story of his shortcomings and short spellings was told in, detail and as a clincher his captain said: "Why, chief, this man is so lazy that when he makes out a report instead' of addressing- it to 'Joseph Kipley, General Superintendent,' he writes 'Jos Kip, Gen Supe.' If he came to the word 'philanthropy' in a report he would make it 'phil' andi you couldn't tell whether It was philanthropy or Phil Daly." On this arraignment, it is needless to say, the sergeant was found guilty and promptly disciplined. CHINESE SIMPLICITY. Even the Great LI Hnngr Chanif Dl»play» a Lao It of Proper The Farmers' Milling Co, \lffOOHPOliATED.] ^^ OWNEHS AND OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA ROLLER MILLS. Can furnish the trade with choice flour from selected wheat; also bran, shorts; and ground fend In lots to suit purchasers. This is a farmers' company and solicits the fanners' business. ZEacdis/ngre •^^Tor: Highest cash price paid for good wheat. We can and will do as Well by you as any mill In Iowa. Give tho now company a trial. a Specialty-. nd will do as well by you as a J. B. HO&IUS, General Manager. FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, C.AJPX'X'.A.X,, $50,000. JLUSKSSO-J^, XO7W1A.:. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and* sold. Collec tionn miulo promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INGHAM, President; T. CHHISCHILLKS, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cannier Directors— Win. H. Ingham, John Q. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Ghrischllles, Lewis H. : Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devlne. First National Bank of Algona. UAPlTAi. $50,000 AMltKOSR A. CALL President \ WM. K. FERGUSON :,..00ttuet- I). H, HVTOniNU Vice President \ CBAS. A. PALMER.. Astistarit Oattitar Directors—D. H. Hutchms, S. A. Ferguson, Philip Dorweller, P. Hi Vesperj Anibrose A. Call, E. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. ' . • • Ojftcerx and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, C. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. II. Lantry, Cashier, Goo. L. Galbralth, Fred, M. Miller. Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, 150,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS Bflnterest paid on time deposits. For Sale The Chinese are said to be very much. like children in their thought and action. The commerce of one of their principal rivers is greatly impeded by a ledge of rocks, on which myriads of junks and other kinds of vessels have been wrecked or.badly damaged during the years of many centuries. In fact it is almost impossible for any sort of vessel to pass this, obstruction without being hurt in some way. Recently several British men-of-war lay at anchor for some weeks in the river and the commanders offered to blow up the rocks and create a safe channel without cost to the government if permission were given. The matter was referred to Li Hung Chang, China's greatest statesman, who, after mature deliberation, declined the offer, on the ground that if they took the rocks out of the river it would deprive western China of water and flood the eastern part of the country! This reminds us of the philosopher who opposed the building of the Nicaragua canal because he claimed that the Pacific ocean was sev- eal feet higher than the Atlantic, and that if the canal should be opened the western ocean would flow into the eastern and produce another Noah's flood! Climate Bothered the Frenchman. A recently arrived Frenchman, who visited a well-known Boston establishment one day to fit himself out for a long journey to the west, says the Boston Transcript, was complaining bitterly 'of the cold. "Don't you have cold. weather in France?" asked the salesman who waited on him. "Why, certainly, we have ze cold weather in France," was the reply, "but we do not have ze all four seasons in one day in France." Tifferi Wa»li Like Oat*. Cats make the most.careful^toiletof any class of, animals. The lion and the tiger wash themselves in exactly the same manner as the cat, wetting the dark, india rubber-like ball of the forefoot and inner toe, and passing it over the face and between the ears, 'the foot is thus at the same time a face sponge and brush, and the tongue combs the rest ot the bpdj Three Stallions Come and see them. J. L. Button, ALGONA, IA. WATER OR NO PA Y. Artesinn wen contractor. I have the only cable steam drilling machine owneu In the county; sinlc wells for water supply for towns, cities, and railroads. Special attention to farm well work. Estimates made. I employ only expert drillers. Address A. P- Dulley, Algona, Iowa. Sii»uou'» Cblef Practically th.e whoje bu,sinegf ,o,f,j moa ie based to-day upoja tbe $a$g and the expprt of , w " ol tlw flQcoftnwt.^jp tj,e exports of th* ifjffti C. C. Samson. B. F. Crose SAMSON & GROSE, [Successors to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACTS REAL-ESTATE LOANS. FARMS AND WILD LANDS FOR SALE AND FOR RENT. Opera House Block. ALGONA, - - - IOWA. SAMSON & PAINE, DEALERS IN (Jim Feed aM C oal We pay the very highest prices for all kinds of grain, sell ground feed, which we deliver to any part of the city, and sell and deliver hard and soft coal at lowest prices. Samson's .abstract office in Opera House block. The Red Elevator, C. & N. W. depot, Phone 11. AiLGONA. Wood jnd Ice, I am prepared to furnish Green or Dry BODY WOOD 'pot or stove length, hard or --------------- not wood

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