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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 20, 1899
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:^^ * t)t*JWBlt M01KEBJ AMOHA, IOWA* sa isto Look at your tongue 1 If it's coated, yoflf fctomfcch is bad, your liver out 6f ordef, Ayei^s Pills will clean your teftgue, cure your dyspepsia, make yottf liver right. Easy to take, easy to operate. 25c. All druggists. Wftht your moustache or board a beautiful BUCKINGHAM'S DYE I.Il. ||| ^H«t.l, | A | CO.. MMHUil. N. H A petrified forest, covering nn area |*t 100 square miles, has existed for |i-entnries, nenr Billings, in Arizona, |Tlionsan<ls and thousands of petrified ; strew the (rround, and represent iitlfHl shndes of pink, purple, red, prrny, blue nnd yellow. One of the sfitono trees spans a grulf forty feet h "vide, JOHN C. HUBINGER. l«lnarlcnhle Carver of it Well-Known Wenit'Fti rnnltnllMt, Mnnnfiif.t- urer nnd Phllunthroplit. f^Atnong the leaders of the progressive jiment for which the niidle west is nous, Mr. John C. Hubinger, of Keo|k, In., reigns without a peer. As nunufucturer, as an enterprising cap- IliBt and as a philanthropist his fame spread over many states, and his fiancial enterprises have developed imy< obscure towns into progressive, l^ifty and wide-awake cities. Mr. abittger, although but 47 years of |e, can look back upon scores of eora- iercial victories, each one of which has feneflted mankind, for his liberality is bountiful as his business sagacity is Snryelous. • He was born in New Orleans, La., lii.s parents being of French German origin. When he was four |ears old, his family removed to Ken- licky, in which stnte young Ilnbingcr |eceived a public school education. Al- posi before reaching man's estate he ured patents on H number of. val- |uble mechanical inventions, thereby aying the foundation of his present prtune. fBy inclination and force of circum- jances his attention was early direct- to the manufacture of starch by im- Joved processes, nnd in the course of ic lie became the head of a concern lying an annual business of millions ^dollars. But genuine ambition quite satisfied with existing con- lions, works ever toward perfection, after years of painstaking study research Mr. Hubinger hus ruade u JOHN C. HUBINGER. covery, which he considers the wning event of his wonderful ifeer, and which is embodied in a article of commerce, known as Id Cross Starch (Red Cross trade ^ark.) He is planning to distribute lions of packages of this starch to e housewives of America, at a merely imiual price to the consumer, in order make its merits known without de- jjay. Thus, for but 5 cents two large f-JOc packages of Red Cross Starch may Ibe had, together with two magnificent ; Shakespearean views printed in 12 '•bea-iitiful colors, or a Twentieth Century Girl Calendar; or for only 20 cents 10 packiiges of the'starch and the entire, series of eight Shakespearean riews and one Twentieth Century Girl ^Calendar—views alone easily worth $1.00. Watch this paper for future premium announcements, of which every lady will certainly want to take advantage, While Mr. Hubinger will devote his beet energies to the manufacture of this new and wonderful starch, he will not retire from the various financial enterprises in which lie is interested— htreet railways, electric lighting.plants and the Mifcsisisppi Valley Telephone (3p., with 10,000 telephone subscribers yi ( Minneapolis-and St, I'nul^-nor will his augmented activity- interfere with, his social obligations and exercise of the i^plendid hospitality which hg dis- peiises at his palatial Keokuk home, r, Hubinger's family, consisting of J himself, wife and four children, is the [pivot around which his activity re, and while fond of promoting (great enterprises, he is still fonder of home circle, where he spends every meiU of time not taken up by bu*i- if or public cares. There was ii slight ( in the onsninplion of domestic cifi-iire am) ' " i in ilii.s country in t-be past The government statistics . ...,.ji J897,084.r,4r,93$.«fi7ci^rs |j>«l 4^3,199.0» :i rtMVWpZSy!* 1 '* !"»"' it 1808-09. ttit>t Ibe best 9' and sjin i -f F I S O ' S 'CURE F O R '"' • N ^^ u i.'i I?TION A SHAMELESSLY CONFESSES HIS OUlLt. Mow Haplets Countryman Are 8«j>a- tt»t*d froth Thftli' Cftih b} A Cofnpftti* of Traveling Koirn««—Genfcrrtlly Dbne with a "Jolt" and l>ottntlon is llnrd. The unenviable distinction of being the cleverest pickpocket In the world ik, by common consent, awarded to Pedro Fernandez, a Mexican, whose skltt is only equaled by his pride In his art. Fernandez, who WHS born near the City of Mexico 42 years ago, Is a man of rare endowments, both of body and mind. His face Is delicate and reflned, his eyes are as beautiful as they are bonest'looking, and he Is a man of considerable culture and .most engaging manners. When he was a boy of 14 he was seized With a passion for travel, and ran away to sea, roaming the world over In his thirst for excitement and travel. It was, in fact, this love of adventure that first turned his thoughts to crime. According to his own confession, he "first stole In order to tnivel, and then traveled to PEDRO FERNANDEZ. steal." His first ambition, as he naively admits, was to become an expert in all forms of crime; but he quickly realized that life was much too short for this purpose, and, finding that he was a "born pickpocket," he determined to confine himself to this form of art. , "There are thousands of pickpockets," Fernandez says, "but very few artists. It requires many years of study and practice to become an artist, even when a man has all the natural qualifications, as I have." With such an ambition and such an equipment It Is little wonder that Fernandez Is to-day the despair alike of his fellow-pickpockets and of the police of two continents. Fernandez, who is delightfully frank about his art (as nearly all sorts of pickpockets are), has described some of his methods, which it is to the interest of honest folk to know. The actual picking of a pocket, he says, is the least part of a clever pickpocket's work. The true test of his skill Is the planning of the crime and the handling of the victim. Fernandez works with a gang of four men, Including himself, and his tours are arranged with all the care and precision of a traveling company of actors, the route taking him wherever there are fairs, exhibitions or great gatherings of people. Of the gang, one who (s known as the "tool," does the actual picking of the pockets; the remaining three men, who are known as "stalls," manipulate the victim and help and cover the "tool" in his work. According to thig "artist," ninety-nine men in every hundred carry their money either in their left-hand trousers pocket or inside the waistcoat. The true artist can not only tell at a glance the man who is carrying much money, but in which of these two receptacles he carries it, II the victim carries hie money in his trousers pocket one of the "stalls'' brushes past him with a "Beg pardon, sir; allow me to pass," and gently raises his left arm. At that instant the "tool" turns the pocket inside out, annexes the money and replaces the pocket, while the two remaining "stalls" are hustling (he victim on the right side and distracting his attention, If. the money is carried in the inside of the waistcoat the tool takes up a position in front of the victim, who is pushed hard against him by the "stalls" behind. While the man is protesting against such unseemly crowding the "tool" quickly unbuttons the top buttons of his waistcoat, slips the pocketbook .or money out, and decamps. Fernandez boasts that in these cases he invariably buttons the waistcoat up, again before leaving his victim. With the pocketboc-k in hand, Fernandez quickly strips it and tosses it into another map's pocket, Fernandez says that in no single case has he ever 'known a man to feel the "dip 1 : into his pocket. It is invariably some stranger who sees the theft and gives the alarm. Fernandez considers that any day that does not yield |300 is a bad one, and many of his individual hauls have been of ten times this sum. In spite of hie cleverness he has intimate, knowledge of prison Ute and restrictions. He spends th^se periods of enforced leisure in perfecting $n invention which he hopes will sqtne day relieve him from tfee necessity of picking pockets, It Was FreiiuU. The children of a certain fanjjty had a French gqv.ernehB, and at meals they were fibHged to ask, for anything they wanted |n French, otherwise they were OQt allowed to have it, One (Jay the youngest boy, aged 6, began to cry during dinner, and upon being asked what was tbe Wfttjter by the governess, out: "I Wft»t some bjajp MAf tdN'S QREEftMO f O 5BWEY of th* Reception to rti* tt«rd ftt Watftfngtoft. central idea underlying the grand •welcome to be given Admiral De'wey In Washington the first week In October is its national character. His arrival at the capital will mark his real home-coming to the American people, n*ere the officials of the government will participate, and the magnificently jeweled sword voted by congress will be presented. To that end all the arrangements will be of a simple but most dignified character. The welcome to the hero of Manila at the national .capital will probably occur on Monday, October 2, although the date will depend upon the length of the celebration In New York, which Is still tip' SWORD VOTED BY CONGRESS TO DE-WEY. settled. The principal features of the reception in Washington, as planned by the citizens, with the co-operation of the president and cabinet, will be two in number—the presentation of the sword 'voted by congress and a night parade. A public reception at the white house will be followed by dinner to the admiral by President McKinley. The eword will be presented by Secretary Long, at the east front of the capitol, in the presence of Mr. McKinley and all the members of the cabinet, late In the afternoon, while the parade,' consisting of organizations of all kinds, will 'be accompanied by an illumination of the city on a scale of beauty never before witnessed in Washington. The different features of the preparations are in the hands of a central body of citizens and'eleven committees, embracing in all over a thousand people. Preparations for the celebration have 'been in hand for over a month. The Baltimore and Ohio railroad and other railroads entering Washington have agreed upon rhean rites for the celebration, and the committee that there vtU)-b« nn outpouring of patriotic cit wins almost equal to ilia inauguration at a president. Hel,r«yed by Ilia Parrot. Victor Chevalier, a clever criminal In Paris, 'wa« run down in a shrewd way. He wa« known to be exceedingly fond of a put parrot, and the police were instnicted to look for a loquacious bird of this kind. After a week's search th« talkative parrot was discovered In the Montmartre district. The polico kept a close watch on the house, and in time the criminal appeared to have an affectionate chat with his bird. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. Every woman is a good actress till she goes on the stage. There is one thing a woman never can understand, and that Is herself. When the devil had his choice as to instruments he first picked jealousy. • If they were named anything else a woman would have just as queer a look in her face when she talked about her legs, If there weren't any bad men to be horrible examples, probably there wouldn't be any good women to be shining examples. Every racy story a man hears he acts like it was old to him and every woman like it was new to her, and both are making believe. When a man can make a woman believe that he can't tyelp thrilling at her voice she feels she hag to niarry hinj BO that she can turn the current on whenever she feels like it. The difference between a woman and a cat is that when you tease the cat you know she'll scratch you, but when It's a woman you never know whether she'll kls§ you or tea? your eyes out- New York Press. PRQVERBS BLAKE, Expect poison (row the standing water. Without contraries is not progression. To create $ little flower Is the labor pf ages. What is now prqyed was once only imagined. He who, desire* bu,t act? pet breeds pestilence, ' Mjrten to tfce fepji'f 'Tf } j g # *J« S J ? ' * FOUOrJt WILD tJAfS. A ttttater'* Bloody Strnfcfrle With ifefarl* fttfed Mother. Bellefonte (Penn.J Correspondence of Philadelphia flecord: Attfed Litcae, of Clarence, Cehtet county, i?as the .hero of a thrilling encounter -with in wildcat. Lucas resides In ft lection ol the Allegheny mountains where wild* cats are unusually numerous, so much so that In one week recently he killed exactly twehty-one of the brutes. On Tuesday, accompanied by several dogs, Lucas took a trip .to a closely wooded nnd deep gorge in one of the defiles of Die mountains. The dogs routed up an o:.. she cat and her two half grown kittens. The dogs soon had the animals in close combat, the kittens not being spry enough to avoid them, while the mother cat fought fiercely 'for her young. Lucas was afraid to shoot lest he kill a dog instead of a cat, and with a view to getting Into position where he might be able to dispatch the old cat, he was creeping quietly closer to the combatants when he was startled .by a low growl behind him. Turning hastily Lucas was horrified to see, not a dozen paces in the rear, an old male cat with fur erect and lashing tall. Before Lucas could bring his gun to his shoulder the cat made a leap at him, and the man saved himself from the cat's claws by jumping behind a tree. Quickly bringing his gun to his shoulder he let fly both barrels, but In hla nervous haste took poor aim, and in"stead of killing the cat only Inflicted serious fleeh wounds, which rendered the animal more frantic. Recovering itself, the animal again sprang for Lucas, who clung close to the tree, and when the beast alighted clubbed It with his gun. Two or three times the cat's claws tore the man's clothing and sank into the flesh, but finally Lucas with his huge knife stabbed it to the heart. In the meantime the dogs, though <>11 badly disabled, had succeeded in disposing of the old she cat and both the kittens, and Lucas thus secured four more pelts to add to his collection. WANTS TO ENLIST. MumnclnmottH Ulrl Anxious, to (jo to Kll-lit the FUlplnoH. Sprlngfle.ld (Mass.) correspondent Washington Times: Captain Perkins, of the regular army recruiting station, has received from a young woman a letter that shows' her 'earnestness even i.* it is mixed with an Ignorance of military affairs. The letter is In part as follows: "Dear Sir: My brother wrote to you and wanted to go to war in the Philippines and showed me the letter you wrote and the blank you sent. I want to go to war, too. Don't girls ever go to war? I am a big, strong girl, of ]9. I am 5 feet G inches in height and weigh 145 pounds. in fine health and have no physical deformities, with good hearing and eyesight. I can ride a horse as good and as long as any man and can stand long exposure to wind and ruin. I would like to go to war very much, and 1 would bob my hair in about one minute if I had to go. Do girls ever dress In boys' clothes and go? I would If I could pass the examination. If 1 couldn't go as a volunteer soldier, could I not go ae a nurse?" HANGED DY COMPANIONS. The dead body of George Stmsoe was. found lying in a haymow near Murray City, Ohio, the other day. The neck was broken and there was a marlc around it, evidently made by a rope. Investigation revealed a rape witli a noose at one end hanging out of a crack in^ the.barn. The rope showed that, it had been recently cut. Two men who were seen about the barn before the body was found have been arrested on suspicion. The theory is that , GEORGE SIMSOE. the boy was hanged as a, joke, and, the hanging proving .fatal, the perpetrators sought to bjde the evidence of the crime. Uurglurj E»«y In I'eru. Lima Cor. Chicago Record: When a burglar break Into a Peruvian house he takes a" sponge and a bucket of water and moistens the walls, which are covered with only a thin coat of mud and easily dissolves upon the application of moisture. The» when the mud is removed he takes ft sharp knife and cuts the strips of spilt bamboo v/hh'h serves as a substitute for laths. That easy little operation produces a hole in the wall large eneugh ,fo>' a man to crawl through, and nan be performed so silently that peqple sleeping in the house will not be awakened. Not long ago the residence of the cable manager at Barranca wan entered In this way. The tbleveg frightened the family, but wera discovered before they had much booty. Ail Paris U raving over » monkey that plays the violin. Musical monkey* ar$ plentiful ia Chicago. CAPABLE mothefrniistbft&h^Hhyfrtotherr /-\ . The exp^fiencfc of fnatemity should not be appfoached '*•••»' withftM «Afgfel fc^SifS&t »fe»4#ttri8« s . «.' ' "> , CAPABLE MOTHERHOOD , be mother hfce-ds and this cotmsel 9h6 caft Sectif 6 Mtkattt £311 by Wtitiffg to Ml$. t»iftfc1ifcift fel l»y-ffli» MftSis , MRS. CofeA GitsoN, ¥ate§, Manistee Cb. t Mick, tffites; *••:,, f'&feAR Mftft. PltfKHAM— t feegah having sficfi dtlll, ging Jjaifts in flty back, menses fuse afid gainful anti Was tfotibled with leucotrhoea. I took patfefit and consulted a physiclah, )>ut received ho behefit and could tiot becotoe pfe^haftt. "Seeing onfe of youir bdoks, I wtotfe to you telling you tny troubles ahd asking for advice. YoU ah* swefed tny letter promptly and 1 followed the directions faithfully, and derived So much benefit that 1 cannot praise Lydia E. Pinkhattt's Vegetable Compound enough. 1 now find myself pregnant and have begun its use again. I cannot praise it enough." MRS. PERLBV Moutfotf, Thetford, Vt., writes: "DEAR MRS. PlNKHAM— I think Lydia E. Pinkliam's Vegetable Compound is an excellent medicine. I took several bottles of it before the birth of my baby and got along nicely. 1 had no after-pains and am now strong and enjoying good health. Baby is also fat and healthy." MRS. CHAS. GERBIG, 304 South Monroe St., Balti« more, Md., writes: "DEAR MRS. PINKHAM—Before taking Lydift E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound I was unable to become pregnant; but since I'have used it my health is much improved, and I have a big baby boy, the joy and pride of our home." STORYETTES. A native Maori chief, tlio descendant of cannibal kings, i« now completing his medical RtlncnlloD In Chicago. Cannibalism eiulutl lit his tribe, ho says, when Bishop Solwyn converted bis pnutdfatliur; but he tells some K lories of it which liuvc a distinctly humoroUH flavor. For instiinctv ]t ismiid that once «. chief ctiplurvd a missionary who wns anything but it. toothsome morsel, IIH ho wns old and thin nml looked us if Ills flesh 'would, bo tough. The jnissiO'imry wnrjjjul the chief tli at ho would not miiltu a good dinner, nnd pulling up his trousers, cut a slice off the calf of his loir nnd offered it to tlin chief. Tlio chief tasted it, suld he didn't lllco It, and passed it to a sub-oliief. The snb- chlef tasted it, miuie ti, wry fiu;o and passed it on. The next man who toolc a bite of it spit it out. The missionary wus released. Aftnr lie hiul jrona it wus discovered that he wore a cork leg. A charming little story comes from Indln, says Leslie's Weekly, illustrating' hiuly Cnrxon's niilivu Icindlhiessof h en rt tow ii i - d those of her compatriots who come in contact with her in that great empire in which, she is tlio queen's representative. At the Calcutta races held this summer u, voting newspaper man, an American, formerly u reporter for a New York piiper, niul now occupying an editorial posir tion on the Cnk'iuta ,- ^Englishman, found it necessary u> eoinn in contact with Lord Cur/.oii's secretary in order lo obtain some delnils of the vle« regal visit. Approaching the; viceroy's box in the grand stnnd, ho entered into conversation with the secretary, wlio lianglilily declined to give the information. Lady Cnr/.on was sitting close hy, apparently an amused listener. Suddenly turning, tlie reporter said: "Lady Curxon, won't you help a co n n try man In distress?" "Yes, 1 certainly," she replied, with a smile. "Are you nu American? What lire your troubles?" Explanations followed, and after 11 little chut, in wlncli the vicereine <juestioni'<j him kindly «H to his work nnd prospects, the reporter left with full details of what was required, to the unutterable imtoniisliaiciit of the sVurtilied secretary. In the first six months ol tins year tue aggregate value of all . the fish landed in England was over $15,000,000. The official records .of Kansas show that (hern are •nixt 1 y»o)ie counties in that state where, there is not a bicycle in use. U'e ure nlwnys afraid of a show whic.'h advertises "om> continuous laugh." ____ _ _______ The earnings of the Chicago Great Western Ry. "Maple Leaf Route" for thq fourth week of August, 1899, were 1228,373.64, being an increase as compared with the same week last year of $39,721,47. Total earnings for month of August were $578,652,62, being an increase fpr the month of August of $55,607.57. Total earnings since be<ginning of fiscal year are $1,065,152,75, being an increase of $150,981.54, Some niighl'.Y nice boys go b'irefoot, <uj<l look dirty, . Catarrh Cure Js a t, w as.Utut4o»&l cure, Price, 75e, Nearly "0,000 pounds of bread are laily eaten in the sultan of Turkey's Bricks made oC coal dust are used ' for paving 1 in Kussia. The Coal dusk is combined with molasses and resin, ' .OO PER WEEK. • We will pny u salary' of $15.00 per week »nrt expenses for mnn .with rig to ttitrocluce our Poultry Compound nud r^o'j Killer in the coun- tvy. Kof. required. Address, with stump, Aora* M(K- Co., Kuiit DCS Motnos. Iowa. Wo souiotliiies wish there would be less rajr-obowing. All Int«8tliiu.l TroalilcH 1'rnventcd, Ton cants worlli of provonilon savun fortunes In riooiorlilllH iinii funeraloxpciiKMs. KiobuyHalxjxoC / uls Cp.ndy Gal hurtle. l)nixgl»t», luo. 26a, AUa. is u great(IHl'ercneein women but men t "re always the same, PROGRESS. With time, comes progress "and advancement in nil lines of successfully conducted enterprises. Success comes to those only who have goods witb superior merit and a reputation. In the manufacture of laundry starch for the Inst quarter of a century J. 0, Hubinger has been the peer of all others and today is placing on th? market the finest laundry starch evei offered tba public under our new anil original method. Ask.your grocer tor a coupon book which will ennble you to get the iirst two largo 10 cent packages of his new starch, RED CROSS, TRADE MARK brand, also two of the children's Shakespearn pictures painted in twelve beautiful colors as iiHtural as life, o« the Twentieth Century Girl Oi.lefada\, all absolutely free. All grocers are authorized to give ten largo packaees of RED GROSS STARCH, with twenty of the Shakespeare pictures or ten of the Twentieth Century Girl Calendars, to the first five purchasers of the Endless Starch Chain Book. This is one of the grandest offers over made to introduce the RED CROSS laundry starch, J. C, Hublnger'i latest Invention, Fnrminy looks ae> pleasant to the lawyer as a lawyer's work does to & farmer. ARTERS INK Is HHluiitlfU'itUy oomiiouuUed of thu bast inaterluls. PENSIONS: i Get your Pension IDOUB! E QUICK Wrtto CAPT. O'FARRELt. Pension Agwrt. ' 1425 Now Vork Avenue. WASHINQTPN.D.C. WHY NOT Become A iini)iihcr\if our A»to-'la!loir? ]t uo»w yo« PHOTO-AMATEUR a d suvoj yuu dullarn In |iuri:lmni) of t'umoi-ux Hint summes. (i«nU a« ntuiiui Inr piirtlciiliira and »ai»Dl(i ¥«i|.y. MB Un ISb'T'S-W MMRUK WJQTQB»VPBKR8, _ _ _^_ (H »nli...h <.!•.. I'lllCAUO. 11,1, SEfF HOil-TREMfBIT FOR LADIES. I will Hond f ree, with full iustriiollons.soujopl - ihiw simple preparation luv tto cure ot X/juco lioeu, Ulueruttop, pitiplavement uu<f ull Ftiui t roublus, tq nil Wc)lt!s ^ionaiUK iuJrtit'KS. I natUlug to sull. 'rell other KufTtrorii of it Is nil | ivslt, To molUovs ol daughter* I plainiisiiiivlcUoam treutuient of wuca 14 you. Mr*. Svrpmeri, { OkUbom*. It* wonderful resources and superior advantages to homeseekers are set forth in A handsome illustrated pamphlet just issued by ^he Frisco Line Passenger Department. Copy will bo palled free o» application to Jlryan , General I'ajasewifw Age ut, |W. L. DOUGLAS $3 <fc $3.50 SHOES t--'<! "&%• '• - - One of tlio public M'huols «{ J ".rg is to hare a. big biff hum in or »tul sewu-l K)u»\ver batli^ fo,r" flf ll)o pupils.

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