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THE tJPPEK DBS MOINBS: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 13, 1889. The OTHER Shoe Store Always at the Front With up-to-date Shoes of the best quality, Here are a few of the good things we have: GUNTHER'S i i •xm SHOES GUARANTEED. Something' never before heard of. COMFORTABLE SLIPPERS are a necessity in every well-regulated home. See our complete line. T l fl 1 lit! (m off ,s Ladies' Fine Turn and Hand Welt Shoes. The MANNISH WELT in black and winter tan. The Full Dress Turn in button and lace-all carried in stock, from A to EE. The Hill & Green LITTLE GIANT School Shoes. The Gold Seal Rubbers and Arctics, the only pure gum rubber made. Felt Boots, Leggings, German Sox, Overgaiters, and a complete assortment'of FELT-LINED SHOES AND SLIPPERS. Yours tor a Merry Xmas and Happy New Xear. C. O. SIMPSON. For the Holiday Season. These goods have the well-earned reputation of being the finest and best class of Bon Rons and Chocolates that can be made. We have taken special pains to make the line complete with many new and attractive packages for the Xmas trade. !§W ' } This is the Trade Mark. Fine repairing and custom work. ELEPHANTS GREAT IN CRIME When in the Notion They Are Beg ular Terrori, Few more impressive confidences can be Imparted than one In which a Hindoo describes how he knows his elephant Intends to destroy him. It Is all so seemingly trivial, and yet in reality of such deadly significance. Hl8 story is so full of details that prove the man's profound understanding of what he is talking about that one remains equally amazed at the brute's power to dissemble and its Intended victim's insight into the would- be murderer's character. And yet, from the psychological standpoint, an elephant never gives any other such indication of mental power as is exhibited in its revenge. That patient, watchful, implacable hatred, often | E provoked simply because a man |/is In attendance upon another animal (for it Is the rule with tuskers to deftest their- next neighbors), speaks more conclusively of a high Intellectual guide than all stories, true or falsa, that have been told of their ability. Buch concentration and fixedness of purpose, such careful, unrelaxed vigilance, such perfect and consistent pretense, and, when the time comes, such desperate, unhesitating energy as homicidal animals exhibit, are Impossible without a Irregular development. No one can deny that If this creature is grait at all Ite greatness shows itself In its crimes. These have caused it to be worshipped in the East, wheiv men venerate nothing but merciless, irresponsible force, and where an exhibition of those qualities and traits described fully accounts for .the formula, "My lord the elephant."—Outing. It Would Shoot. Magistrate Pool Is a vertiable fountain of legal lore. Occasionally he is rather particular, and has become known in this regard as a "stickler" on evidence. An old offender was : brought to the bar of Justice In the West side police count a few days ago to answer to a shooting charge. "What ! is the evidence to show that this re; volver will go off when the trigger Is ;pulled, or that its bullet will kill?" I asked the magistrate solemnly, "Thesi- |facts must be shown or the prisoner I will be discharged." The big, burly policeman who made tthe arrest had outlived the frown of |many a "Tenderloin captain and was snot t'o be disconcerted by the harsh pones of a police magistrate.. "I'll get |the evidence if your honor 'will hold "tie case," he said. A few minutes .later the court wa* startled by two reports that appeared to come prom the innermost depths of the smoking revolver in his hand, "it's the evidence your honor wanted." promptly explained the lusty bluecoat. "The gun shoots all right, as these bullets will prove after going through three heavy planks." Magistrate Pool took the two fattened lumps of lead, looked at them critically, and then sentenced the prisoner at the bar to a long term on the "Island." The bluecoat has since been promoted for meritorious conduct— New York Herald. Asparagus Farms. Years ago It was discovered that the "overflow" and "tile" lauds alonn the coast and river islands in the central western part of California were well adapted for asparagus culture on a large scale, says the Argonaut. The climate and the rich sedimentary soil of the localities united to produce 11 quality and quantity of crop unsurpassed In any part of the world, anil It was not long before our city markets were fully supplied at the lowest prices. Then the cannery people awoke to the possibilities of the situation. Asparagus Is easy to can; It "handles" well, as It does not easily bruise or do- face, requires the simplest of preparation and cooking and does not in the least lose Its Inviting appearance during the process of preservation. Therefore It Is an Ideal vegetable for canners' use. They began to put it up; and when, ten years ago, 120,000 two- and-a-half pound cans were sold In one season, It was considered that the limit had been attained. How far they were wrong may be realized when it is known that last season between 75,000 and 90,000 cases containing two dozen two-and-a-hal;' pound cans each, were disposed of so advantageously that this year the industry has received a fresh impetus and several new gigantic asparagus farms have been started. POOR KATE'S VISITORS. Magistrate Pool was visibly annoyed and ordered a court attendant to investigate the cause of the unusual disturbance. The officer penetrated the rfc recesses of the cellar and brought a blinking poliqman, with a A Woman Did II. When Gen. Miles was Interviewed by the correspondent of the Kansas City Star when he made the charges against the secretary ,of war, it was at once suspected that the shrewd oW head of .Tolm Sherman was guiding Miles. This suspicion was so strong that some one asked Sherman If he had said anything to Miles about the controversy. It will be remembered that at this time Miles was In Porto Rico and Sherman in Washington. Sherman replied to the question practically as follows:' "I have had no letter' from Gen. Miles since he left Washington, and 'have sent no letters to him. I have not discussed the war department matter with him." After a paus'e, the shrewd old cod ger, with a twinkle In his eye, added: "I believe, however, that Mrs. Mils-'* and, Mrs. Sherman have exchanged several letters." He gave a little chuckle, and Bo Lonesome She Entertained Herself With Imaginary Callers. A Washington housekeeper engaged a young colored woman from Virginia as kitchen maid, and was much pleased with her evident desire to be useful nnd master the details of her duties. The girl was quiet and respectful, tared little to go out, and had no visitors, and had come to bo regarded as that long-looked-for treasure, a good servant, when one day her mistress was startled by hearing the girl cry out In a sharp, hysterical tone of voice: "How de do, Aunt Jane! Well, granpap, I declar'! Uncle .Toab, I'se glad to see you, 'deed I is. Well, well, de baby, too? AV'y, you.deah lltt:e cully head pickaninny! kiss me, dls mlnit! Well, I nevah! ,To think Aunt Sallie's along with you all. I novali was so glad to see you befor', novnhl How's mothah? Whyfor didn't she kum along? She Jus' might as well as not. Mary, you jus' tell her how I hollered 'bout her!" The mistress, after a minute's astonished pause, wended her way do,wn- staii-8 Avitb the intention of curbing the noisy demonstration and suggesting that the size of the kitchen scarcely warranted all the darkles, in Virginia calling at the same time. She made considerable noise In the hallway, to waVn them that she was coming, and a moment later opened the kitchen door. There sat the girl entirely alone and busy shining up her tins. "Why, Kate," said the mistress, "I thought the kitchen was full of company—that all your relatives, except your mother, had called to see you— who was It?" The girl looked bewildered for a moment and then said: " 'Deed, miss, I'se just homesick, so I had to prlttent like I'se tallciu' to the folks, else I'd got to set right down and cry! I hope I ain't done nothin' wrong." "No," said the mistress, kindly, "you've done nothing wrong. You're a good girl, Kate, and talk to your people whenever it will make you feel better."—New York Sun. WALKER BROS., -A.gren.te. tended to crowd the theater for many months. The grent Orimaldl could not invariably rely upon success for his old wheezes. He was once hissed at Sadler's Wolls theater, after singing his celebrated comic song, "Tippltywltoh- et," and he appealed to the audience. He "had nodded," he said, "frowned, sneezed, choked, gaped, cried, grinned, grimaced and hiccoughed; he had done all that could be done by brow, chin, cheek, eyes, noae and mouth, and what more did they want?" "Why, we want," yawned a languid voice from the pit, "we waut a new feature!" Macready, of whom [many utorios were told, says In his ^"Memoirs": "1 remember on one occasion acting In 'Venice Preserved.' A long and rather drowsy dying speech of my poor friend Jaflier was 'dragging its slow length along,' when some one in the gallery, In a tone of great Impatience, called out, very loudly: 'O, now, die at once!' when a voice from the other side immediately replied: 'Be quiet, ye blackguard, 1 and I him turning with a patronizing tone to the lingering Jaffloi 'Just take your time, will you?'" HOW CUBAN'S LIE. They Are Sutd to Be Kxports at Thli Had Hitblt. th»t he had nothing more to eay about the matter. Mrs. Miles is-a'niece of Sherman'*-—Petrolt jTournal. Acting Was Too Real. At the Olympic theater, London, in the autumn of 3.874, when the "Two Orphans" was being acted, a young lady sitting in -the stalls hurled her opera glasses, with the exclamation, "You beast!" at Mrs. Huutley (L a Frochard), who was ill-treating Mr. Henry Neville, the cripple Pierre, in the garret scene. It. was a critic who uprose, on the first night of the late Charles Reade's drama, "It's Never Too Late to Amend," at the Princess' theater, koa- don, In 1865, and vehemently protested said against the flogging business ip the ' How Starlings _ Elephants, wrote Kipling, after witnessing wild-beast fights in India, flgh like men jind rams like fools, but horses flght like devils. Starlings, one might odd, fight like schoolboys. Half a dozen of them are quietly feeding together, when suddenly one appears to have said something which unpoys another. In a moment they are at it hammer and tongs. First one Is uppermost, then the other, and all tho rest gather round to see fair play. Presently-one admits himself beaten and manages to struggle away, pursued for a short distance by his victorious enemy. In five minutes they are all gobbling and chattering again 'as if nothing had happened. No damage is done, as a rule, because the two combatants clutch each other's powerful feet and are thus forced to sit down on their own tails, face to face, but in such a position that they can hardly reach each other with' their bills. Even when one is underneath he can generally manage to hold the other off, for any .one who has picked up a live starling can appreciate tho strength of grip which resides In Its claws. Jail scene as being inhuman and untrue to life. However, It was true to life, and the discussion that «a«ue4 Novel 'Method of Illumination. A novel way of illuminating a rail" way tunnel has been devised In Paris. Reflectors throw the light from many electric lamps 16 feet above the sails to the aide of the tunnel, where it is again reflected by burnished tin, a soft and agreeable light. The train* .automatically turn the current on and off on entering and leaving the tunnel. u Healthy, One of our greatest livlpg physicians says that the equatorial region* are the healthiest and most enjoyable uurts of the earth for man. to life It IB often hard to toll whether a Cuban lies to you from Ignorance or malice. On ordinary occasions, and about matters that do not promise to affect himself, he is fairly truthful, but he seems to know no reason why lu? shouldn't toll a He If he wants to. To the average .Cuban who has always lived on his own Island, a lie is a tiling to toll whenever it. will serve any useful purpose—such as getting him out of a scrape, or securing an advantage, or getting money out of somebody, or conciliating some one, or creating a good Impression. Here the absence of a moral sense becomes apparent. With the Cuban lying is not a matter ot right but of policy, his short-sightod- ness preventing him from perceiving that today's advantage may be tomorrow's loss. The statement, common among Americans who have lived in ~uba, that the Cubans aro all liars, is much nearer (ho truth than most gen. 1-ralinations. Though they usually tell the truth, nearly all of thorn dissimulate or equivocate whenever they sen occasion. Hence It is not always easy to toll what a Cuban thinks or how he feels about the future of the island. Me somotiim.s tells you what he thinks you want to hear. Every man of property wants Cuba to be under American control, but he will not admit it before a crowd, or even to another Cuban, unless convinced that lie too is heartily in favor of it. The tra.lt appears likewise in accounts of tin' Cuban army. However, It is only fan- to say that tho glowing descriptions given by the Cubans of the performances and tho glorious victories of that somewhat mythical force are not intentional, deliberate, cold-blooded lies. Carried away by imaginations as for tile as the soil of their island, they actually believe- their own monstrous inventions. Kor, after all, the Cuban loves better than all other things on earth to strike an attitude, to pose, to strut, and brag, and make himself out a great man and his gentle fellow Islanders a great nation. Thousands of Cubans really believe that there was once a band of men worthy to be called a Cuban army, and that they fought battles. Others admit that there were merely llttlo companies of starving stragglers, who sometimes Hred their two cartridges apiece from ambush at Spanish scout- ng parties, and then scattered. But ;hey all think they did. great execution. 3ct some American or' Englishman who was with them to tell you his view of It. It will be dlscowaglngly different. Cuba is infested with "af., the war" wMlers, braggadocio maofe heroes who never got within Shot of remarked a lawyer the other dsi.v. "They change them as often as they change their gowns. It Is only a few days ago that I came down to my office to Ilnd one of my fair clients anxiously awaiting me. She was In a great state of nervousness. "'Oh,' Mr. Blank, 1 she exclaimed, 'I've coino to change my will.' '"What! Again?' I asked. " 'Yes,' she said. 'I discovered hist night that Mrs. , whom I had intended to leave my diamond tiara to, has boon saying spiteful tilings about my poor, dead husband—said he mnile his money out of green-grocery and .in off-beer license—odious creature tliat she Is. I could never rest in my grave If I thought she would benefit a fsir- thing's worth from my death. "'Cross her off the will, please, Mr. Blank, and substitute the name oJ let me see, now; whom can 1 leave tlio diamond tiara to? Well, I'll think it over to-night and come and see you In the morning.' "And so on," continued the man of law. "That good lady changed her will six times in as many months,, and the names In It would have filled a small directory, while the rest of it suggested an auctioneer's catalogue" —London Mail. Tho Liilost Iliintini; Yarn. An American sportsman out duck shooting in Maine relates how he stopped to rest in an old field In which there was an orchard. A flock oft sheep was feeding near by. It was not ong before his attention was called to ;he chirruping of some squirrels In a :hlcket; and he was surprised to see the sheep suddenly stop feeding and manifest great excitement. The squirrels went into the orchard, and, climbing Into one of the trees, resumed their loud clatter, evidently calling tHe sheep, since the flock made at once for the apple tree. Then the squirrels began to bite off the apples, which feu among the hungry sheep, who would struggle for the fruit likj so many schoolboys. The squirrels seemed to enjoy the fun, and after they hail dropped a few apples from the first tree they skipped to a distant tree, for , which the sheep would make lu groat confusion. After the squirels hart thus enjoyed an hour's fun with their fleecy neighbors and supplied them with a sufficient quantity of the fruit they scampered back to their haunts In the thicket, leaving the sheep to resume their grazing.—Household Words. Away Down in the Kuvtli. The deepest hole In the earth is tit Schladebach, near Ketschau. Germany. It is 5,735 feet in depth ami is for geologic research only. The drilling was begun In 1880 and stopped years Jater because the engineers theli 1 instruments to KT*T

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