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Medical advice free. JAOKfsON MEPIOA.L OO., Chi cago, 111'., or our agent, p." W, 4 tieftfltlfni frfeftt ParffttTrtM bf rfaftgilng GIHt. One of the most wonderful of the many feats performed by Hindoo jugglers is the ogs 1 dance. Usually it is executed by a girl fantastically dressed. She makes use of the willow wheelj around which at equal distances Are threads, and at tho end of each thread fihere is a noose, held open by a bead. This wheel tiie girl places on her head, while she carries a basket of eggs on her arm. When the music strikes tip she begins to dance anjl the wheel begins to spin aroiiud. She then takes an egg from tho basket, places it in one of the thread nooses, and throws it from her with sufficient force to draw tho knot tight. The spinning of the wheel keeps the thread stretched with the egg at the end of it. She then takes another egg from the basket, places it in another noose, and repeats this until there is ah egg in every noose. Her fantastic costume, her perfect mot'on, and all the eggs swinging- on the stretched threads at once, presents a very pretty sight indeed. It requires much art to execute the dance, for at one false step the eggs xvotild be dashed together, the dance spoiled and the dancer thereby disgraced. After dancing for a time with all the eggs swing-ing around her head, she takes them out of the noose one by one, all the time keeping the wheel balanced and in motion, and again places them in the basket on her arm. When the dance is finished the spectators are allowed to examine the eggs to see that they are real. SENTENCED TO SIBERIA. An Entire Regiment Sont to Kxllo for Their Blundering maneuvering:. On one occasion during a parade of his Horse guards, Emperor Paul, of Russia, was extremely dissatisfied with the manner in which the troops performed their evolutions. At length, says the San Francisco Argonaut, after a more than ordiuarily stupid blunder on the part of the troops, the czar could stand it no longer, and he determined to preside over the drill in person. The troops were well aware that the czar's temper was on the verge of biibbling over, and the knowledge so unnerved them that things went from bad to worse, until at last a blunder supervened (a blunder in which officers and men shared alike) which proved the climax. Galloping up to the disorganized lines and reining up his charger at their head, livid with the fury which he no longer attempted to suppress, Paul crave vent to the following original and effective speech: "Officers and troopers of the Imperial Horse guards! Right about face! Quick—inarch—to Siberia!" The entire regiment with unbroken composure and dignity, wheeled to the right and started off then and there upon their terrible march into exile. By the time that they had arrived at a point lying some few days' march from the capital, the czar's temper having cooled down, swift couriers were dispatched after the exiled guards with news of the imperial clemency and the troops were allowed to rcfurn. Recording u Vessel's Course. A naval engineer at Hamburg, John Paul, has invented an apparatus recording graphically the course of a ship during the entire voyage. Upon a strip of paper the angles of the rudder in relation to the longitudinal axis of the ship and the relation of the magnetic needle of the compass to the axis of the ship arc continually recorded. The paper is moved along by clockwork, while the recording pencil receives its motion by means of electro magnets connected by wire with the ship's compass and steering engine. The recording instrument, working automatically, may be sfmt off so as to be inaccessible to any but the captain, and such a record would doubtlessly furnish the most satisfactory evidence of the ship's course during the entire voyage. With the automatic register of revolutions of the propeller and of knots traveled, previously patented by the same inventor, the entire maneuvering of a ship during a given time or an entire trip may be critically inspected by the ship's owners or captain. A Big Black Diamond, The largest black diamond ever seen was lately shown to the academy of sciences in Paris by M. Moissau, a French chemist. It weighed three thousand and seventy-three carats, This gigantic carbon was found by a digger in July last in the diamond field of Bahia, Its hardness is greater than that of a brilliant, and for this reason it has great industrial value. It presents a surface partly smooth and part corrugated, and ' is exactly similar to the particles of black diamonds produced by M, Moissan in an electrical furnace. The three largest of the species previously found weighed six hundred and twenty, eight hundred and ten and seventeen hundred carats, and the latter was not free from flfws The present specimen is as big as a large pear and apparently perfect. Didn't J4tee Bright Colors. Experiments have shown thai birds avoid the bright colored caterpillars as a rule, And this seems almost to have become a second nature, for a jackdaw which had been raised in captivity and had had no experience in judging the edible qualities of caterpillars was ob^ served to regard the brilliant cater" pillar of the figure-of-eight moth with suspicion and aversion, although it eagerly devoured d«U> plain caterpillars placed within Jits roach. When it was driven by hunger to attack the other it finally refused to pat it, giving plain evidence that there was some* thing distasteful about the prey of Beaton The surface of any given quantity of gold may be extended 81Q.814 times by Being properly beatqn with the ham- mo?, A goW dollar W beaten until its surface was enlarged 810*814 times would beeomo a golden film p,ot more th.»» the H00,Q?ftlfc part of an _i fcj3v,i^ -, •V* JB of th6 f«rttpe«t ff«fitt tort Oat Ifroifi CiUfotnlft. "An* you never tieefd afootit oi' Si Scott's b'ar hunt?' 1 inquired ah old hunter from Humboldt, evidently surprised at the ignorance of Si's experiences, says the San frrancisco Post. "Why, he's the oldest b'ar hunter itt the state. Well, one day he was out on his little jackass, a-lbbkia' fef b'ar t an' hot fintlin 1 any concluded ter take a rest. He tied the burro to a tree, laid his ol' muzzle-loader down oil ther grass and went down by ther bank of a creek to feed, lie Was a-sittin* there cuttin' off hunks o' jerked veh'son when he heefd a terrible srriashin' in the brush. lie started fer his giin< but a big b'ar came a-ainblin' Out of the brush right alongside of it. He whirled around an ! run out on the limb of a rotten ol' cottonwood over the crick, which was aboiit forty feet to where the rocks stuck up thfough the water. "This was jest nuts fer the b'ar; He walked up to ther tree, sniffed it a time cr two, clambered up *>n the limb and commenced movin' to'ds Si, a-smackih' his chops an' gruntin* satisfied like, Si saw he was in a pretty bad fix, an' ho crep' out as fur as he could, n4iopin* ther b'ar would consider the limb shaky an' stop. But he didn't. He kep 1 com- in*. Si saw somethin' had t« be done. He couldn't drop without killin' hisself, an' he had 'never praticed b'ar flghtin' on a tight rope. The only thing he could do was to set up a terrible squawklin'. " 'Go back! Go back!' he yelled. 'Go back an' eat ther jackass, you blamed fool. This limb'll break and kill us both.' "I think that b'ar must understood him or conchided that Si was toujMier'n the burro, for he turned aroun' an' used his appetite on the jack." SMUGGLING BY. A BIBLE. She Rnad It Devoutly, But Moat of It Was •Filled with Luce. An old lady once humbugged the custom house officers at Dover in an ingenious way. She used to cross the channel two or three times a week when the weather was .anything like good. She always gave the men at the gangway tracts, and the custom officers, too, if she could get near them. She always carried a good-sized Bible, closed together with a broad elastic band. One of these officials tells the story in the Westminster Gazette. "Whenever I saw her reading her Bible, which was not often, she was doing so quite at the beginning, somewhere about Genesis or Exodus. "At last suspicion was aroused, and when next she came across I stepped up politely to her, as she was going away having no luggage, and said I should be muck obliged if she'd allow me to look in her Bible, as a mate of mine had said I was wrong in thinking a certain verse was in the Eightieth Psalm. "At first she tried to put me off, saying she was in a great hurry, and that she was sure so good a man las I lookod to be had a Bible of his own at homo. And if I hadn't she'd bring mo one down the next morning. "In the cud, however, she had to give up the Bible she was carrying, and we found that except for a few leaves at the beginning and at the cud it was a solid block, so to speak, made of papier macho, hollowed cut in the center, where we found sorie fifty .or sixty dollars' worth of lace." CYCLING IN JAPAN. Some Queer Costumes Worn i>y tho Native VTouien, The all-conquering bicycle has invaded Japan, and is now a familiar sight in the land of the jinrikisha. Tho Europeans take to it kindly and the little brown men and women are equally enthusiastic. The government, uays tho Philadelphia PresfS, has equipped many of its postmen with roadsters, especially those who deliver mail in tho suburbs or in the county districts. In each brigade a bicycle corps has been formed who are daily drilled in about the same style as similar organizations in the armies of Europe. The Japanese people themselves still regard the whefll as a great curiosity, but are beginning to both master and manufacture it. Some of the Japanese women have adopted a queer bicycle costume that is a combination of the bloomers with a native dress, It is neither Japanese nor European. Combined with the upper part of the Icaraona costume the Japanese ladies clothe their nether limbs in what are neither knickerbockers, trousers, zouaves nor bloomers, The ludicrous effect is heightened by the girl having a national habit of turn* ing the toes in, developed to its largest extent, AU that you see when she passes you is a pair of round and pretty heels wabbUng in an uncertain man« ner, and a little body coiled up that makes you think of a gay little monkey on the top of a pole. DON'T UOOK TOO OUQSEUY, Searching for Aacestora May Onuse Du« plea«ftwt Surprises, The search after ancestors which ha.s. been inaugurated by th 6 . Daughters of the Revolution and Colonial J)ames has, developed strange relationships, says the New York Tri b w»e. A very high and mighty personage, in tracing out the various descendants of «. famous revolutionary general, whose epljate.ral descendant s]:o was proud tq declare herself, found that the direct descent ended in a poor char-> woman whom she had been in the habit of employing by the day. It was a lucky find for the latter, for her largS'heartod a,nd generous oon» nectjon proved a veritable Uady Bountiful to the family- She educated the children, found a. promising opening- for tho son, and pensioned off her poor relation, whop the many,,reverses of health and fortune had quite broken down- Another- experience was less golisfav*' tory. Formerly a beHover in W»9 di> root toasewsslon 0 | character, th.0 searcher bajg chaopd hor fhfct i Was Ltfefitcd In ftn tntcr'esting and highly instructive article Edward S. Mnrtin, in the Ladies' Home Journal, reviews tho numerous theories advanced by scientists in the endeavor to solve the pef- plexing problem as to the exact locality of the Garden of Eden. After sifting the theories tlic writer concludes that the question is no hcnrcr atiswefcd thati it was two thousatid years and that there are no present tions that the matter will ever be definitely settled by any man. To one of the latest and most ingenious theories Mr. Martili thus refers: The north pole will iseem at first thought to the av^ erage investigator the most Unlikely site on earth for paradise to have occupied. Nevertheless several sober and thoughtful books and pamphlets have been written in support of tho north pole's pretensions. The north pole nowadays Is bitter cold, but it has not always been so. Geologists tell-us that the earth Was excessively hot when it first began its course—much too hot to admit of the presence of any living creatures, except, perhaps, a salamander. As it grew cooler vegetfetion began on it, and then it began to be peopled, first with flshea, and then with birds and beasts, finally with matt, The first spot on earth to g-et cool enough to use was the north pole. In the process of time it got too cold, but there must have been a long period when the north polg was the most comfortable part of the world. During this period, many eminent geologists believe, there existed around the north pole a continent now submerged, and on that continent our progenitors were comfortable in their first home. It is known with entire certainty that the polar region was once warm enough for tropical vegetation to grow there. There was light enough also for such vegetation—abundant light, indeed, for all uses, and plenty for primeval man. Geology tells us that man might have lived at the north pole. OPALS ARE NOT UNLUCKY. Superstitions Connected with Such Oemo Have No Foundation. , "The superstition which causes people to regard opals with awe as the cause of ill luck and even death," said a jeweler, according to the Washington Post, the other day,'-'is due to a peculiar observation made years ago. Opals were considerably in use in Venice during the plague, and it was noticed there in the hospitals that before death the stone would somewhat brighten upon the victim's finger. It never seemed to occur to the people that the illness could produce a glow of color. They took it for granted that the stone occasioned the illness. As a matter of fact, opals are affected by heat,- even by that of the hand, and the fever, being at its height just before death, caused the colors to shine with unwonted clearness. This confirmed tho superstition, and to this day there arc sane and able- bodied people who believe that a chip ,0! the stone in the house can cause calamities. Probablj' another reason for the distrust excited in opals is the fact that they'change and lose their color. That is due to the softness and porousness oi the material and its capacity both for absorbing water and of parting with what it has, ono of which tendo to make it dull and the othcft- chalky and opaque. They have been known to be carefully cut and laid awuy, and upon opening the paper had crumbled into dust within a few weeks. A species oi^ opal known as the hydrophaue, found in small quantities lately in Colorado, has wonderful powers of absorption. In its usual state it is of a yellowish, waxy tint, but when water is dropped upon it the tint passes slowly away, and from being translucent it becomes transparent. Ou expo.sure to the air the water evaporates in an hour, leaving tho stone as it was before." ATE SWANS AND HERONS. \Vhy Not JHOW Ilavo Roast Peacock with All His .Feathers On, In the sixth year of the troublous reign of King Edward IV. the archbishop of York gave a huge feast, the menu of which has been preserved, says Wie London Queen. Among the dishes there were put on the tables two hundred and sixty-four cranes, two hundred and four bitterns and four hundred horonshaws, How many cranes and bitterns could be collected now from the whole of these islands? But why should we not extend our present limited range of edible crea-- tures and include at least some of those which our ancestors loved? Crane, bit' tern, heron, swan and peacock; all these are birds which used to be pre> sen ted at dinners, < Why should we not at least try the three which remain to use? Swans are as easy to keep as dvJcks} peacocks might, I suppose, be multiplied; there are still plenty of heron. J believe that at St, John's college, Cambridge, they do still serve up roast cygnet, for the college possesses swans. Why should we not have cygnet in season just like roast duck? Aod think of the lordly peaeogk p're» sewted with all his fe&tUerg and bis tail outspread; they killed hlro, skinned him, roasted him, and then tied him again, in his skin with his feathers ai 1 * ranged. And then they get that dainty tUsh before tho king, After that they carved hinv^but J believe you did not- carve a peacock— you djgpiaypd him, A, peasant of PettwjUer, owned a magniftcepi white Wh.oso red crest was ajjpje, jjg CQn ., cejyed. the idea of painting its taij feathers to U^ ae a. protest ugajtael thje celebration, p«f |h,e Sedan victory, The lacal officials adji^d. jji w $ fi k.iW . {{e refusea primp Had »oj b^ p the totlj'poftglty- A with k® ted. n«e«ftt tfi ta Sotne weeks ago a local reported interesting discoveries mad& on the north slope of San Miguel mouft- tain by two mining prospectors, the discoveries comprising a prehistoric stone roadway, a numbef of mining tools and unmistakable traces of an aft- ciefit mining camp. The age oi the roadway was indicated by the gr'dwtfi Upon it of large trees. What Were believed to be the diifhps of dric of perhaps two m hies Were also found, and chunks of ore which 'Carried gold and silver Were picked tip there. The prospectors* says the Globe* Detttocrat, have beeti very reserved in speaking oi their discovery. They arrived here a few days agOj how* ever, and it has leaked out that It is of much greater interest than at first supposed, The stone-paved road was tftieed to a Wnll of solid and Well-executed masonry* This was found to sur* round aii inclostlre now filled with debris, but which is believed to be an old arastra. A portion of the fioof is there, and fragments of a crushing stone were found. Near this arastra Was discovered the mouth of a tunnel filled with debris. This is now being cleaned out. A kej'stone surmounted the arch at the entrance, and the walls are well defined, though somewhat disintegrated. In the vicinity are also traceable the foundations, of no less than nineteen small houses, 'and a flat stone, bearing an inscription which has not been deciphered, is thought to mark the location of a grave. It is believed that the cleaning of the tunnel and the pushing of the investigation into the mountain will lead to more interesting discoveries than any yet made bearing on tho life of ancient man in this region. A SLAVE, NOW AN EMPRESS. Romantic Story of tho Dowager Eniprena of China. There is no more dramatic story in the world of fiction than that of the dowager empress of China. She was the child of poor peasants living in the suburbs of Canton, and was remarkable for her beauty and intelligence. When her parents were actually starving she proposed that they should sell her for a slave. This course was followed, and she became the property of a famous general, who was so delighted with her beauty and ready wit that he adopted her as his daughter. At Peking she came under the emperor's notice, and his majesty made the former slave his wife. So highly did he value her intelligence that at his death ho left her regent of the empire, and she is accredited with administering the affairs of state better than almost any of her predecessors. Her views in regard to the mission question in China are most sensible. Her majesty thinks that if the missionaries would interpret the teachings of Confucius in accordance with Christian principles they would have great success among the people. But to tell the Chinese that everything --tliej' have heretofore believed is* all wrong results in Confucian worse confounded. USED A LADDER TO GET IN BED. IZomarkablo Experience of L n American - Tourist in Ireliuict. . An American who lately visited Ireland writes: "In the hotel at Dublin was a bed so large and so high thai it seemed a tableland of mattress overshadowed by a cliff of headboards. "It seemed preposterous that anyone should monopolize a bed of such size and attempt to warm it. By proper division it would have supplied a family. "When it camo time to retire the question was not how to get 'into' bed, but how to get 'on' the bed. The top mattress was almost chin high, and it seemed that to reach it there would have to be a hard climb or a desperate leap. , "While tho problem of retiring was under consideration a dark object was seen in one dim corner of the vasty bedroom, which was imperfectly lighted by a solitary candle. "This object proved to be a movable stairway, mounted on rollers, When it was pushed against the behemoth bed the problem of how to retire was immediately solyed, "One had only to ascend the stairs and then fall off into the embracing depth of this most remarkable bed." REGULATED BY A HAIR, It Controls tlf a Warmth w'n4 VentHutlon of the Senate and House. One solitary human hair seems a very small thing, but it is the most irapor* tant part of an important machine in. the capitol at Wasliin£ton, This machine warms and ventilates the house, the senate and the various committee rooms and runs several elee* trie dynamos, Its. most curious feature is the appliance fpr telling the proper temperature of the air in the building 1 , A dial arranged like a clock marks different degrees from o to }QO, 0 meHns perfectly dry air; JQO saturated aip,i, $,, air parj-ylng^all the moisture It wttl Uqld, ' Human hair Absorbs moisture liks a rope, becoming ehoytey wjien it }§ wet^ in ths same way, Tho hair here Js, B}S inches long, The difference in, length between it when, wet and when, dry stands lop the JQQ degrees o.f. moisture pp. the dial, and as the moisture of the air yarif s the pointer on, the dial roQye& According to, thi fiecepity, i»9y§ steam is thrown in or steam fa aWawed to escape, the atmosphere being is this way regulated and kept at a healthy Antwerp fe the principal p^e IB IfM O Prior- Jo, y. are, STEAM and GASOLINE Portable and Marine. ENGINES If you tliInk of buying nu engine of ahV «76 or kind send for out- CATjaoatjii No. 30 oon- tnln ng illustrations and pMcesof eVet'y kind of small engines tij) to 20 horse power, at bottom prices, or Ltsr jro. 29 for yacht ehpii es, boilers and boat machinery. Hither sehtlreeT OMAS, P, WlLLARD & 00,, 19? Oattal Street • • , - Ohiongo, FLOWER BULBS FREE. 1 0 Choice Winter lilooliiliig Uttlljs 1 O *•" as follows : lL i JDutch Hynchitli, very fragrant, .» Tulips, assorted, various colors, 8 Narcissus, white & yellow, fragrant. 3 Crocus, assorted colors. 3 Scilla Siberian, blue, OUR OFFRR For ,? nl y 80 , c , enl8 ' stamps uun v/l rmx, or S ii ve r, and the names of 0 of your friends who buy bulbs or seeds, we will mall at once the 12 splendid Winter Blooming Bulbs to any address post paid and our new Illustrated 'catalogue for 1896 when ready. W. W. BAItNARD & CO., Successors to Seedinen, Hiram Sibley & Oo. 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