The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 2, 1899 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 2, 1899
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IN QUESTOF THE NO Will an Italian Duke Succeed Where Others Have Met With Disaster? J?B«; M01NB8;ALGQNA IOWA, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2, Prince Luigi, Duke of Abruzzl, having climbed Mount St. Elias and been Wrecked in an expedition to Alaska is striving now to add tb his reputation by going in search of the North Pole. Being only 26 years old, an enthusiastic adventurer, a yachtsman, a'hunter of big game and a general all-round sportsman, the quest of the Pole appeals strongly to the imagination of this scion of the house of Sa- Voy. He is a son of Amadeo, King Umberto's brother, now dead, who was once king of Spain, and the young man was born in Madrid while his father still reigned there. Nansen's expedition and the Jackson expedi- jtlon filled the duke with a strong de- iBire to follow in the wake of those Arctic adventurers. Soon after the return of Jackson from Franz Josef jLand the duke announced that ;would fit out an expedition for 'Arctic. he the i For eighteen months the duke has (been preparing for his trip. He has ."bought and fitted out the sailing (Steamer Stella Polare, or North Star in English. The royal explorer seems (to have ordered supplies lavishly if (Dot wisely. When he left Italy to go |to Norway he left behind 1,500 cases |of supplies which he had bought. But and that there may be a season in which the waters which are generally open may be closed and form a suitable highway for explorers. The chances of the expedition reaching Franz Josef Land this season are, unfortunately, slight. It is well known that the group of islands to which this name has been given are often inaccessible, and the vast mass of Ice which this year fills the Arctic seas is likely to prove an insurmountable obstacle to navigation in high Northern latitudes. Up to the present the attempts of the Norwegian hunters in their sloops to gain Spitzenbergen, and a German scientific expedition to reach Bear Island have proved futile, all progress being stopped by the ice barrier in 72 degrees 53 minutes N. Lat., necessitating their return to Norway. So severe has the winter been in the Arctic that the polar pack was observed within a few miles of the coast of Finmarken, and its range is, therefore, so exceptionally great that the possibility of reaching Franz Josef and appears to be small. But the duke has started for the Arctic, nevertheless, and may be trusted to bring up somewhere, even if he does not reach the North Pole. He is RTH POLE. now supplied, while, In experienced hands, a capsize may easily be prevented by the use of the paddle, where with oars the kajak would undoubtedly turn turtle. The weight of each, with Its oars, pump and box of repairing materials, is 48% pounds. The sledges are twenty in number. They, as well as those used on Nor- BASE BALL TOPICS CURRENT NEWS AND NOTES OF THE GAME. The Baseball Trust—tt lias Some Difficult Problems to Deal With In Connection with Club t.,onRuos—Supervisor of Umpires Is In Demand. wegian and other expeditions of late years, are undoubtedly improved types of Hunt's St. Michael sledge, originally employed by the Greely relief expedition in 1884, and are decidedly superior to any previously constructed. With their traces they each weigh 48^ pounds. Every sledge will carry eight aluminum boxes (of which 160 have been made) to contain pemmican and other stores, and a canoe will lie atop of these and be firmly lashed to the sledge. As in former types, the runners are shod with Britannia metal, and have protective, removable wooden soles. Of ski there are forty pairs, of a somewhat new pattern, being broader than usual, and specially designed for polar work. Forty pairs of snowshoes have also been provided They are said to be lighter and stronger, and, though somewhat narrower, .o have greater bearing power than lie Canadian. The dog harness, of which 150 sets have been made, re- embles that used by the Greenlanders, jut is manufactured of stronger and jetter materials. The improvements iffected in the equipment have been arried out at the suggestion of Dr. ^ansen. said to have an income of ?200,000 a In spite of the excellent equipment WAVEIUNG ORDER; SHOWING KAJAK STRAPPED SNOW SHOES. Tlio Raftebalt Trust. The most important result of the agitation of an "American Association" will be the continuance of a twelve- club circuit by the National League. There is not a remote possibility of the major league magnates surrender- trig any part of their territory to a rival organization or of their entering into a compact with any new association similar to that which existed between the National League and American Association prior to their war. The greatest problem that ever confronted the governing body of the game is the reorganization of the circuit on lines which will prevent secession and shut out competition. Cleveland cannot be carried much longer and the Roblsons will, with the consent of their associates, transfer that team to a more desirable city. It is to be hoped that there will be a change in the ownership as well as the location of the club. This would greatly improve conditions. Baltimore is a better ball town than it has been for several seasons, and McGraw's team is a first-class road attraction. Washington will support the Senators well If they make a respectable showing and experts predict that Manager Irwln's team will have first-division prospects in 1900. Louisville has a badly conducted club. President Dreyfuas interferes with the manager of his team, which, as is always the case, has been followed by disastrous disorganization and cliqueism among the Colonels. Like the New York club, its misfortunes aie legally due to its ownership. friieTe Is Tittle chance for the metropolis to secure the importance it should have in baseball until Freedman's connection with its club ceases. The capitalists behind the chibs in New York, Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, Brooklyn, Pittsburg and Cincinnati know that these cities would make an ideal circuit, but they prefer a continuance of the membership of the league as constituted with its less desirable members than the complications which might ensue. There will never be an effort to form a rival organization to the league as long as it has clubs in twelve of the most important centers of the East and Middle West. An eight-club league capable of making a good front in a fight with the National League would have to be equipped with a capital of $1,000.000 and officered by baseball men of judgment and experience. It is stated in the daily papers that such an organization will be formed this fall and enter the field in 1900. Opposition clubs will, it is claimed, be placed in Chicago,' Philadelphia, St. Louis and New York, and Detroit, Buffalo, Baltimore and Washington will also be represented. It is contended that neither Baltimore or Washington will retain its National League franchise after next season. The new league will necessarily depend upon its patronage for its support. Capitalists will not part with their money for sentimental reasons and they will expect returns for every dollar they invest in baseball. The at- the opportunity to sever unpleasant relations. Around them as a nucleus the new organization would build its eight teams, using such minor league players as they could obtain. The right of reservation, the cornerstone of professional baseball, will not be exercised, so it is said, by the new magnates. This would mean that at the end of the season their players would be free to sign with whatever clubs they pleased, and in order to keep them their respective clubs would be forced to make new terms with them and offer in most cases better inducements. The National League and all other parties to the national agreement would blacklist the deserters and harass their rivals in every conceivable way. The promoters of the association claim that they would avoid a conflict of dates in cities In which rival clubs are placed. The National League would not permit this, if it were possible to avoid it, especially on Sundays and holidays. The plans of those behind the movement have not been made public, but developments will be watched with interest. Montreal's Swift Pitcher. Harry Felix, the clever young pitcher of the champion Montreal team of the Eastern League, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1877. For the past four years he has pitched for many of ; the principal amateur and semi-professional teams around Brooklyn. Manager Dooley' signed him last spring, There and Here. "In India only one woman in erefrff 160 is able to read." ' i_ "Well, 1 don't believe more than ons in every 160 of our own women is abltt to read anything besides the dr* goods ads." ? Rich— tct Starving. ( Doctors frequently have very wealthjr patients who are starving 1 . They have money to buy food, but their stomach has not the strength to digest it. It lies there a heavy fermented mass, the sole cause of dyspepsia, nervousness and biliousness. The surest remedy to cure a weak stomach is Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. i A mere bath and a genuine swim are two different matters to a small bov. 14 Actions of the Just Smell Sweet*" 'The fragrance of life is trigor ant strength, neither of tuhich can be found in a person 'whose blood is impure, and •whose every bre&ih speaks of, internal troubles. Hood's Sarsaparflta purified the blood and makes'the *weak strong. HARRY FELIX, and he has proved one of the pitching finds of the season. Of the first ten games he pitched this season with the Montreals he won seven and lost two, one being a tie. Twice he shut out his opponents. He struck out 28 and gave 11 bases on balls in these ten games, not an error being charged to him. He is developing well and will with this season's experience become fitted for a National League berth. He stands 5 feet 7^ Inches and weighs 160 pounds. His splendid work has contributed a great deal toward putting and keeping Montreal to the front in the Eastern League race of 1890. A musical pigeon belongs to Mrs. r.rtnJo T> TJn«lt* n «/ T?ll.— ~i*. nit. •»*• j» ouis P. Haslup, of Elhcott City, Md. The bird is so fond of piano music ihat when that instrument is being >layed it perches itself close to the lerformer and sways its head 'from side to side, and occasionally coos in 'he effort to keep time to the varia- ions of the tune, j . • i Pride and fashion are the taskmasters who make bread-winning slavery. Spinsters should rejoice when uTrains cats and clogs. ; Ask Tour Dealer for AUun'H Foot-Ease, A powder to shake in your shoes. It rests the feet. Cures Corns, Bunions, Swollen, Sore, Hot, Callous, Aching, Sweating Feet and Ingrowing Nails, At all druggists and shoe stores, 25 cts. Sample mailed FREE. Address Allen S. Olmstco^ Le Roy. N. Y. Reiehsritter Leopold von Blumen- . cron,'editor of the Vienna Fremdem- blatt, and the oldest working journalist m the world, has just, died in his 90th year. He was at work- in his office up to three days previous to his cieath. .v, Be Beautiful! A clear, clean complexion Is t.ho foundation of all jautf. Cascarpts Candy Cathartic makn unrt too» tendance at the games their clubs play will be dependent altogether upon the kind of ball they play. If the Chicago club in the new organization is far below the standard of the National League team in that city, it will play to empty stands and so in Philadelphia, St. Louis and Chicago. There is not he did take along an automatic piano, and a thousand bottles of wines and liquors. The young duke sailed the Other day from Christlanla in the Stella Polare, but so lavish had been his >rders that the ship was libeled by tradesmen, and the royal explorer had to bond her before he could clear. It Is supposed that the ship will touch at Archangel, and then try to reach (Franz Josef Land. Previously to the Bailing of 'the Fran last summer on her second voyage to the Arctic, the duke, after various conferences with Captain Otto .Jverdrup, determined on making Franz Josef Land the base of his operations, and adopted the plan formed {originally by Jackson of laying down Depots of provisions along the route that was to lead to and from the Pole, Bverdrup being of the opinion that if tbe conditions were favorable the Pole oould be reached in sixty days, and tbe journey, to and from be aecom- fljfghpd ip four months. After Jack- iWW'a three years experiences in those (regions and hie discovery of a vast sea to the north of Franz Josef which with its tides and cur- jrents so seriously affecting the ice con- to preclude, apparently, the of any journey due north, a -frozen ocean, it ip only a bold who would follow in Jackson's wake and attempt to advance where latter waj baffled. But the decision y, a simUajr route year, which he inherited from hi mother. There was a rumor at on time that he had made a fortune In the Klondike, but that afterward wa denied. However, he is able circumstances and in comfort has spen money lavishly on his expedition. I would be a Joke on the Northern na tions which have for so many years been searching for the Pole if an Italian prince should succeed where they have failed. Needless to say, the Arctic experts do not have much faith In the success of the Duke's trip, but strange things happen In the Arctic. The duke has fitted up his Stella Polare, comfortably put not luxuriously. There has been built on her a deck house which contains tbe cabins, saloon, officers' mess, galley and mess room for the crew. The fittings throughout are plain. The walls and ceilings are painted white. The officers' cabins are small, the duke's differing Jn no respect from tbe rest. Tbe seamen's quarters are comfortable, consisting of two cabins below deck, one for the Italian, tbe other for the Norwegian portion of the crew, Tbe ship Is provisioned for five years and the outfit generally is admirable, ThiB includes sixteen kajaks, almost similar in construction to those used by jsransen and Johanseo on their famous Journey, but slightly improved, fitted with rowlocks aad provided with oars instead of paddles. This *8 possibly a mistake, as the padjla fe f ar and more' serviceable in $ sponger; jh^ ' which a list of the things provided for the Stella Polare would indicate, some Arctic experts say that the young man's expedition Is fitted out not properly. They say he has neglected details too much, and especially in the matter of food has seemed to think that it was necessary simply to give a large order and leave the rest to the merchant who was to fill it. Another view of the duke comes from a correspondent at Christianla, who says: HE "During his stay at Christiania the Duke of the Abruzzl was constantly engaged superintending the loading of the Stella Polare. From his great activity and energy, his'fixed determination to bring the venture to a successful issue, his quick appreciation of avery detail connected with the undertaking, there cannot be any question as to his qualifications as leader of so great an enterprise, and as such he is' not only fully entitled to the thanks/ of the i scientific world for fltt.lng out' the expedition, but to tbe best'wishes' 1 of a,» those who are interested in Arc- ip research." The principal members of bis expedition are; Captain Umberto cagni, oyai Italian navy, aged 3§; Lieutenant Franco Querinl, royal Italian na,yy, ged 31; Pr, Acbille Cav^HJ, aged 3; Sailing Master C. J. EJvensep, .aged 7, and Chief Engineer Henry Alfred Jtokken, aged 94. The others are a engineer, carpenter and, six han.ds, four Alpine Wanted—A Chief of Umpires. The National League magnates stultify themselves by frequently complaining of the inefficiency of several members of the staff of umpires, for the reason that the responsibility rests with them. At the spring season of the National League the following section was incorporated in its constitution: "Sec. 40. A supervisor of umpires may be chosen by the league at an annual or special meeting, to serve for one year unless sooner removed by the league or the board of directors for incompetency, malfeasance in office or other just cause. His compensation shall be fixed by the league prior to his acceptance of the office." They in reality anticipated and provided a remedy for the state of affairs of which they so vociferously complain in private and in public. Why was not a supervisor of umpires appointed prior to the opening of the season and why should there be future delay? The usefulness of the best staff of umpires that could be formed would be impaired, if its management and control were not entrusted to a .strong, competent chief. President Young's time is to a great extent occupied in routine work and most of the official annoyances' and vexations which beset him are caused by protests and complaints about umpires. The league cannot invest $5,000 to better advantage than in the salary and expenses of a supervisor of umpires. The sum is trifling when the important reforms that can be confidently expected are contemplated. The largest dairy in the world is located fourteen miles froro Newark, N. J., the minimum number of cows kept being 1,000. The proprietor runs a ranch in Iowa, says the New York lelegraph, for tbe special purpose of supplying his dairy with cows. B - & O- RECEIVERS HIP" ENDED. New Officers Have Tukeu Charge of tho Bond. Baltimore, July 1.— The receivership or the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminated at 12 o'clock last night and tne property was turned over to the stockholders without celebration or formal ; ceremony. John K. Cowen and Oscar G. Murray were appointed 1112 y f^ of the c <"npany on February f th V. 189 «. by the United States court for tho District of Maryland. Being familiar with the noeds of the property the receivers decided that the only wise course to pursue was to practically rebuild and re-equip the railroad. -ine physical condition was bad its equipment antiquated and inadequate to Handle business and its insufficiency was such as to seriously injure tho revenues. The receivers' plans wero discussed by the security holders and as a large majority agreed to the provision of enough funds to place ttie road In a condition to handle its traffic, they obtained permission of tho court to issue certificates for the purchase, by means of equipment trusts and receivers' certificates, of new cars and locomotives and to improve the Physical condition of the property. Ihe plan also provided for the payment ' in full of all receivers' indebtedness, the entire floating debt of the company, represented by promissory notes and negotiable obligations and of all car trust obligations, enabling the com,,, the flscal year of with all its obligations paid For nn! , r Ki aSOI lu that reorganization ' was possible without a foreclosure, the orig- the com Pany remains in fh ,, next annual. meeting: of the stockholders will 5 be. the 73d. The new stock of the company Is held by In- fatl to ba n»ni >, u property and much new capital has been invested in the securities and there is a BUfflciency of f °r still further improvements "• »n progress, with a vS$ -to °° at JERRY H. NOPS. The Famous Pitcher of the Baltimore Club. enough first-class talent to equip eight teams. This is proven by the weak- n.e,ss ofifpur and'perhaps six of the N&- tJqn«M«eague clubs. If the new, ization should bid for the best players of the National League and succeed in getting them, the club's salary lists would be so Jsrge and their outlay so immense that with opposition it would be out of the question for them to a dollar. The National club owners would have the advantage of experience and equipment in such a war and with memories 9? the Brotherhood's failure }n mind, most" of their players would vjeld. fa ttje temp- tatio$ of a b|g cs,8jj — " — »4 mm ' ? 9 ! Commercialism In Base Ball According to J. Earl Wagner, the treasurer of the Washington club, the practice of boosting the batting P f pla'yers'in order to sell them to adyan- tage, has been introduced by Mm Into the National League. He admits that this was done by the official scorer of the Washington club to Increase De Montrevllle's market value/and claims President Hanlon adopted similar tac- tlcs with a like purpose at Baltimore. Mr. Wftjjner has «o f»r entered no denial of van Interview to'<th v isi 'effect He says that he considers such a course legitimate, because De Montreville was only given the best of n m not chai-gv ing * fielder with an error on a fum- giving De Montreville a hit • > IS m »rsi««fy the conscience of, the Washington magnate, bu his reputation would not have There are uo churches ayinc- f rom the exhaustion of liberality. CARBIDE >v holesule Dealers PHUQQIST. A man does not like to hear a woman J?Mhe W » a hte * ™ Rn ' but be h «- - man, J ajblMijin.**. Iowa. '/ ""'"" -•sum

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