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Algona, Iowa
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THK, HKIM'lll.H'AN. IO\\ A. VVKI >M-;SI)A V, APJML22. 'Ways Messenger of MANSON, IOWA Dr. David Kfiiiriiody's Favoriti',' lleiuody is the. only medicine that make* ijeople. well. This strong statement is not, made only by Dr. David Kennedy, tlie discoverer of Dl 1 . David Kennedy's Favorite? Kem- ody. but, by thousands of people, in eve.ry walk of-llfn <JI over this country who have recovered health and strength through Its use- No inoi'o grateful acknowledgement could bi! written of tlie merit of Fiivorltn Rome.dy than tlm of Mrs. Maria Me,ss<>nge,r, of Ma.nson. lowti. In 11or letter t,o Dr. David Kennedy, of J.loiKloiH, N. Y.. Mrs. Messenger snys': "I wish io make, a phiin und simple.'stnte- tnont of this grout, lu-nelit DR, DAVID REMEDY'S FAVORITE REMEDY has boon to myself and ftiitilly. I \vns uf- tlleted with kidney disease and 1 tonic it, but n, short, time und it cured -me. My boy suffered with kidney disease from infancy and Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite, Remedy cured him and ho'is now woll.iuid strong 1 . Anyonn (ronblcd with kidney, liver or blood diseases svill surely get ro- Ikif from its use,." Dr.iDavlcl Kennedy's Favorite, Hemody ranks with the medical profession as the most pi'.rfect of all blood and nerve medicines. It) restores Urn liver (o it Imalthy condition and cures tho worst c:\ses of constipation. It, is a cnrl.iUn cure for all diseases peculiar to females, and affords great pro lection from attacks that, originate in change of life. It, cures scrofula, salt rheum, rlicumat.isni, dvspepsia. all kidney, hliuider and urinary diseases, dia- and Height's disease.' In this last it has cured where all else failed. YOU WANT Ul THE - BEST GARDEN in your neighborhood this season PLANT OUR FAMOUS all of which are described and. illustrated in our beautiful and entirely New Catalogue for 1896. A new feature this season is the Free delivery of Seeds at Catalogue prices to any Post Office. This '' New Catalogue " we will mail on receipt of a 2-cent stamp, or to those who will state where they saw this advertisement, the Catalogue will be mailed Free I 35 & 37 Cortlandt St., Now York Peaceful Acquisition. 2\. lawyer gave a dinner party, after which the gentlemen retired to the Frnokiugr-room for n. weed and a chat. Suddenly the host got up, took down a sword which hung in a trophy, and, brandishing it in the air, exclaimed: "Ah, gentlemen, 1 shall never forget the day when I drew this blade for the first time." "Pray, where did you draw it?" asked an eager ftuefit. "At a raffle," was the lawyer's rejoinder.—Pearson's Weekly. Had Him There. Mr. Chugwater — • Women voting and holding office? Shucks! Think of •women in congress making laws for the country! Mrs. Chugwater—Well, if ever we do elect a congress we'll never send such a lot of old women to tho senate as you've .got there now!—Chicago Tribune. A Sure Index. Eogg—Can you rely on Jones' friendship? Fogg—I am afraid not. lie owes me some money. Hogg—Can you rely on llrown's? Fogg—Oh! yes. I owe him some.— N. Y. World. Signs of the Coming: Han. "Dr. Jarley is simply wrapped up in his profession." "I should say he was. Why, they do say that when he proposed to Madge Willoughby he never squeezed her hand once, but kept his thumb on her pulse all the time."—Harper's Bazar. Demi Certain. Higgles—Old IMlson called in four doctors in consultation over him the day he died,' - Miggles—Ged! There's no danger of his being buried alive.—Brooklyn Life. Tried to Drown His Sorrow, Mrs. Ayebee — Men are such funny .things. When Ayebee asked me to be his he was the most disconsolate man imaghmble. Airs. Ccdee—I can well believe that.— IJostou Transcript. On General Principles, "Button up your coat and keep dn eye on that fellow." "Is he a pickpocket?". *.,,- ; ''I don't know, but I take no chances. JTe's a Chicago alderman,"—Town Topics. On tho Sato Sltle. The burglar climbed over the office partition. "It is well to be on the safe side," he said. Then lie began work on the vault.— Chicago Post. pecuniary Embarrassment, Willis—What's the most embarraBS- iDalhicg you know of? Bills—To be refused by a rich girl. .Willis—What kind of embarrassment do you call that? Bills—Pecuniary.—N. Y. World. THE SHIPPING* Of* ANIMALS. th« tattle on Oc«an Vrtyftgc* to Heat ot Care and Attention. The •iiiifrrm'tnent in the a.rrange- tm-ut.s made for the protection of uni- uials during lhi j voyage tu-ross the Atlantic are said by Mr. 'IVtinan. principal of the animals division of the board of agriculture, to have fairly kept pace with the increase of During the early days, according to the London News, the losses, owing to tempestuous weather, bad ventilation and other pauses, were often of a very serious character, and in pome cases resulted in the destruction of the entire living cargo. As experience was gained, however, a.n improvement took place, and since the year 1880, when the anioug cattle amounted to no less than 21 of every thousand that were embarked, there has been a steady decrease in tlie mortality among this class of animals, 'until, in ISO!!, it was reduced to three per thousand, and during the year 1804 to five per thousand. Sheep are at all times bad travelers when compared with cattle, the losses among them during a long journey being almost always large, and during 1 the five years in question the average lossrs amounted to 28 per tJioustuid. Notwithstanding the fact, however, that the importation during 1894 increased nearly eight-fold, and leaped up to upward of 400,000, the Josses during the past year only amounted to 17 per LEFT-HANDED PARROTS. Curious Observation of One Who lias Much to Do with Animals. Superintendent* Sol Stephan, of the: Cincinnati Zoo, has made all sorts of curious discoveries in the habits and characteristics of animals," the latest of which, says the Enquirer, is that wild creatures are mostly left-handed. Mr. Stephan has been endeavoring to verify this observation on two parrots lately brought from. Mexico. lie found that in grasping a finger offered as a perch, the parrots almost always put the left foot forward. Usually the finger thus offered is that of the right hand. But when the left finger is offered to the paiyots, thev put forward the right foot. There is, however, apparently a small residuum of preference for the left foot. This seems to be due to the fact that men are usually right-handed and offer the right hand to the parrot. The left, foot is the one naturally put forward by the parrot in this case, and through repetition of this action a species of left-footedness is induced. Mr. Stephan's general conclusion is that, there is no evidence* tha t the parrot is naturally Jeft-footed. The appearance of that left-footed- ncss is due entirely to the fact that those who offer the finger or food to parrots do so. as a rule, with the right hand. Repetition of this process makes the. parrot more'or less left-handed in time. WITH TH£ SIX HUNDRED, An Kngllsh Soltito* \\lto 1'afticlpntecl In Itliuiy FiuiHMic }3nttlo.s. The death but recently occurred at Chntaui of William Henry Faulkner, one of 'the few survivors of the (i()0 who took part in .the famous Ikilaklava charge, says the London Daily News. Born in .Inverness, Faulkner, at the age of 17, joined the Fourth Light dragoons. In the course of a few months lie was sent out. to the Crimea, and his regiment was speedily under fire. In charging the. llussiau guns at Balaklava he received a bullet in his neck, where it remained until the day of his death, being deeply buried in the muscles. The young dragoon attacked the lUiKsian who fired the shot and cut him through with his saber from shoulder to side, severing his body completely. Tho horrors of the war were too much for a young fellow of Faulkner's age, and he was invalidated home, suffering from mental aberration. Upon his restoration to-convalescence Faulkner joined the Hoyal marines and again saw active service in the Indian mutiny. He was present at both the relief of Lucknow (November 17, 1857), and its recapture (March 12, 1858). He also fought at Cawnpore in the battle of December 0, 1857, and was severely wounded by a blow from a club wielded by a giant sepoy. He had himself bayoneted three of the enemy previous to being rendered hors du combat. Faulkner completed 21 years' service in the Ivoyal marines and then retired on a meager pension, afterward getting employment ns a laborer. The deceased was 59 years of age. ClNGULAH DISCOVERIES. A V, h lc That \Va* a Vnin.tbio Contributor (o Srlttiic.e. very strange thing prince of Monni-o's FALSE ECONOMY. Historical Records of Maryland. In speaking of the records of the provincial court of the province of Maryland, from 1657 to the revolution, now preserved in Anne Arumlel county, the Baltimore Sun says: "Thehistorical value of these old records is inestimable. It is believed that no other state in the union has such records of family history showing the manner of living among the- people of tihe colony as far back as S50 years ago. In the wills, families can be traced back from lather to son for a century. The court record books containing inventories of personal estates make a complete exhibit of the character of household furniture, kitchen implements, farm utensils, etc., used by the early eettlers and their descendants during the first century and a half of the colony. From these things we can read much of the habits and customs of the people." A Heartless Experiment. The Lancet tells this story to show the trials of a country doctor in France. A young physician settled in a commune, whose paupers he attended for ten dollars per uniium. One night, soon after his arrival at this Eldorado, he received an urgent summons to visit a patient who lived at a distance of six kilometers from the village. Oh reaching the cottage—it was then 11 p, m.— he found the doors closed and lights extinguished. In repy to his knocks the door was opened by u sturdy peasant, who laughingly informed him' t&afc there was no illness in the house, but that his wife had wished to see if, when anyone was ill, he would come if sent for! The unfortunate medico—since dead from .overwork, and probably underfeeding—remarked: "1 could have felled him to the ground." An Artistic Compliment. A hairdresser in Boston numbered among her patrons many gentlemen of the medical profession. One day when operating upon one of them he broke forth in great glee: "Vat you dink, dogtar? J haf been to dot hospital, und vile I vait to go up und cut a man's hair I see marple busts of de dogtors, pere was Dogtor Stores, und dere vas Pogtoy; PeggeUrw mit de yig I dress for Win dose dwenty years, in marple, TV'aiito of Time More Than Balanced Price of Finished Article. In an article in a. recent number of Cassicv' Magazine Mr. II. Il'ansen gives an illustration of what he calls an example of false shop economy. Aside from its interest and the lesson it suggests, it reminds me of an instance which was? related to me not long ago. Mr. llansen's article says: Not long ago 1 was employed by n firm who concluded to make a grinder themselves rather than purchase one. They had the draftsmen, pattern- makers, machinists and molders, with plenty of wood a.nd pig iron in the background, so it entered their mind that there could not be much expense attached to converting this into whatever they saw lit. Owing to the ignorance of their foundry foreman, who was not accustomed to this class of work, the main casting or bed was cast three times before producing a passable piece of work. The smaller parts were the same way, and there was hardly apicct, connected with it that was made on the lirsli trial. In nearly every case success came only after some experience had been paid for. "When it came to assembling, 1 have a distinct recollection of several pieces refusing to be put together. Parts which should have been cast separately were consolidated to make it easier for the pattern-makW and machinist. A very strange thing happened to the prince of Monaco's steam yacht J'rinoesse Alice, near the island of 'JVn'nra in the A/ores last simimcr. TJie priuee lias devoted his yacht to the study of the ocea-n and its inhabitants, ami many important facts have thus been gathered for science. On the oc- cnsion referred to a sperm-whale, or cachalot, about 45 feet long, was harpooned by some fishermen, and in its dying struggles 5t» made direct for the Priucosse Alice. If it had struck the little yacht this consequences might, have boon very serious, but just when the collision seemed inevitable the whale dived, and coming up on the other side of the yacht, turned upon its back in tlie death-agony. At this in- f;1ant -the bodies of three gigantic c'cphalopods—the class to which cuttlefishes belong — were ejected from the whale's mouth. Thiese were secured by a, boat from the yacht, and later the bodies of a number of inhabitants of the sea were found in the whale's stomach. The cephalopods belong to a u,ev .species. Other captures that the whale had made were so interesting as to lead Mr. J. Y. Buchanan, the naturalist, to remark in a recent number of Nature: "The cachalot which was killed by tho whalers of: Terceira almost under the keel of the 1'rincesse Alice seems as if it had been guided in the pursuit'Of its food by a desire to devour nothing but animals which, tip to the present, are completely unknown." AMBULANCE. ON 8 tea in Launch AdiluJ to the I.o.nion VERY SHOCKING FISH. FIGHTING PESTS BY STEAM. liow They Carry on the War A'giiinat In- Bcctn In Australia. The somewhat novel system of employing steam with sulphur vapors and other chemicals for the jvurpc-ae of destroying various kinds of.insect pests is turning out quite a su'ecjss, says the Australasian. "I5y the pressure of steam the disinfecting vapors are forced to the very bottom of every hole and crack iu the tree, and without any doubt rt-iich the seat of the disease, thereby thoroughly destroying 1 all insect life, together with any larvae and fg'gs whlcJi may be ti.t tlv.' bottom of the hole. Ar.y loose bark is also penetrated, and if the codlin moth grub is there its fate is sealed. It is claimed that mealy bug, red spider and a host of other posts can be eradicated by the same method. The patentee, S. Lowe, has just finished steaming- and fumigating a number of orange and lemon trees in the northeastern district, the results being highly satisfactory. The government entomologist, in his valuable book on "Destructive Insects," refers to the great sujjeriorityof steam- power machines for the purpose of destroying insects over those worked by hand. Inhabit tliO riloditcrrancan and Possess Peculiar Attributes. ,!. .1; people know of tho electric eel of South America, but there are comparatively few who have heard of the torpedo or electric ray of the Mediterranean sea. This curious lish, according to the Is'ew York Journal, is about the size and shape of a large frying pan, with a short and exceedingly broad handle. It is flat and swims horizontally in the water. The torpedo, which is found practically in the Bay of Biscay and the shores of the Mediterranean sea, is so called because of its habit of giving electric shocks, irhieh shocks are, feeble, as a rule,notgreater,than those from a small electric battery. If the tish is enraged, however, it is capable of giving a much more powerful shock. It uses this curious weapon to stun the small fishes and animals on which it preys, thus making the victim insensible previous to devouring it, It is a very sluggish fish and will lay for hours buried in the sand a few feet from the shore in shallow water. Electricity is irmch talked of as a medical agent nowadays, and for such uses is spoken of as a new dis- eovery, but in the days of Caesar this natural electricity was much used for the same purpose and physicians of the time applied it to the leg or arm of a person suli'oriug from rheumatism, gout or nervous diseases, the patient keeping his hand or foot oil the fish as long 1 as it was possible to bear the .shocks. This was said to have been an excellent remcdv. The managers 01' the Metropolitan nsyhirns board. Loialon, I. sac juwt passed upoii , iai';- for ai; airJnilauce launch for in;') *t rvirr. l.rr'ii- sions, KRyt> Die t iiiJ.-tdclphiii J.Yctml.tire its follows: Length between perpendiculars. 00 feet: breadth. 12 feet 6 Inches; depth, four feet; draught of water when fully equipped, two feet eight inches. The hull is built, of Siemens-Martin mild steel throughout to board of trade requirer..eim: for ptissen- ger certificate. She is built in five coin- in rt men ts. In the fore patt of the vessel is a cabin for the accommodation of tli£ staff and for vis. tors p! oeeedinir to visit patient" in the hospital ships in Long Reach, Dartford. and i» capable of accommodating 1 about ..(> | iTiions. In the after part there h- a eahiu fitted up as a hospital, with four berths — two being fixed and two portable—and with all the necessary requirements for carrying four recumbent, patients. IJoth of these cabins are heated with steam and tire provided with suitable skylights and all the necessary fittings for a boat of its The machinery is fixed amidships and. is of t he triple-expansion type, with surface condenser, and capable of driving the vessel at a speed of ten knots. A water-tight trimming tank is built at the fore end of the vessel of sufficient capacity that when filled \\ithwaterit will bring the vessel to an even keel of two feet eight inches. A HOLY TERROR. FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Changes Than LION FARMING. Dink of dot! pie!" Von of my vigs in mar? Horsed Jtegular at the Bath. The horses which are used on the Kennebec rice fields are so accustomed to dropping 1 through the ice that they don't seem to mind it. They are yanked put a little raugrhly, to be sure, but they take their medicine like the chiekeng belonging to the family that was con* I etantly moving, which, every time they saw a covered cart stop in front of their house, would turn on their backs a«4 fetick their legs into the air to bs tae<j together, ready for transportation. An Irresponsible insect. 4--slppins honey Iwre <* ni * there joyfully go<?s be. p« h$ bag a etlng to spare— Another lxnm«ns« Preparations §re making for building another immense log raft on Puget sound, to be towe4 by sea to San Fran? oiscoe. Last year* large raft was towed Irojpj the Columbia rive? to Sasi JF Cisco and the undertaking was a big Little Cubs Given to a Dog for a Foster Mother. The greater part of the lions exhibited to the public have, according to showmen, been born and reared in traveling menageries or caravans. Nowadays the breeding, training and rearing of wild beasts constitute a regular business, and is carried on systematically, As soon as a lioness has a litter of cubs they are taken away from her and given to a collie, Newfoundland or other canine foster-mother. As a rule, a woman looks after both nurse and cubs, the task usually falling to the lot of the mistress of the caravan. When born the lions are like young The little family is usually accommodated in a corner of the caravan, or in the trainer's private apartment. In their infancy the young lions are treated just like kittens. When they are able to walk they have the run of the place, play about, end seeni to look for and enjoy the caresses that are bestowed upon them. They recognize for a long time the authority, so to speak, of the foster- mother, and are obedient to her wishes, even after they have considerably outgrown her in size. It Has Undergone More Any Other. English has changed more than any other language, regarded merely as a Teutonic language. It is farthest removed from the parent stock'. It is descended from the Saxon, which is the parent of Low German and Dutch, and as it were the grandparent of .English. But besides the Teutonic part which is the ground work of t,he language, it has suffered all the effects of a lengthy Roman occupation. This has had a great influence on the lan- ftiingc and has introduced many words into it. It must be remembered also that French was for a long period the otlicial language of the country. This had an even greater effect on the tongue. Finally it has not entirely lost, all traces of the early Celtic occupation. This combination has produced the most varied, rich and flexible language that exists. Greek has changed least. Anyone who wishes to satisfy himself of the truth of this statement need only take down four authors, like Herodotus, Plutarch, Anna Commena and Trikupi. He will find, if he can translate one, that he can translate the others; and this though they wrote respectively 450 years before Christ, and 70, 1,110, and 1,800 years after. THE BATH. Out the Little Knttcnburga I-,ove Ilor All ttlC SiU'*e. The ruler of Balmoral castle, according to the Strand Magazine, is not tho queen, but the housekeeper, a Mrs. Mussens, a typical personage of her class, gowned always in rustling black silk, lace-trimmed apron and white cap. She and the queen are said to be excellent, friends, and many a gossip have they 'had together when affairs of state have been laid aside. Mrs. Mussens clso stands high in the favor of the little Dattenbergs, who are sure to seek her out as scon as they have landed at the castle, for she fairly idolizes the little ones and keeps many a treasure in her apartments with which to regale them. To the world at large Mrs. Mussens is a holy terror. Her word is law, and she enforces it at the point of the bayonet or the broomstick. It is said that once the queen wanted a certain maid to whom she had taken a fancy detailed to the care of her own room, but the housekeeper remonstrated, telling her majesty that it was quite out of order and she really must not spoil the servants by undue notice. The queen was wise enough not to insist, and "deal- Mrs. Mussens" won the day. WHEN REPTILES RULED. There \Vas a Time When the Globo Was In Their Possession. There was a time "in the wide revolving shades of centuries past" when the globe was wholly in the possession of walking, liwimming and flying reptiles," says an exchange. Being the dominant type, they divided naturally into three great classes. In the oceans they became gigantic, paddlinig enaliosaurians; on dry land— or, rather, wet land, for the whole surface of the globe was doubtless a quagmire at that time—they became monstrous, erect dinosaurians, some of which had legs 15 feet or more in length. Those which inhabited the regions of the air were the terrible flying pterodactyls. For a vast but unknown length of time these awful creatures literally ruled the earth. Then one by one they died out in the face of the younger and more vigorous fauna until at the. presen t time on ly a few miniature alligators and crocodiles, a few toy snakes and skulking lizards and geckos remain as reminders of the enormous reptilian types that once crowded land and sea. OMEN! Woman's modesty and ignorance of danger often cause her to endure pains and suffer tof* ture rather than consult a physician about important subjects. Pains in the head, neck, back, hips, limbs and lower bowels at monthly intervals, indicate alarming derangements. iu a harmless Bitter Wine without intoxicating qualities. Taken at the proper time it relieves pain, corrects derangements, quiets nervousness and cures Whites, Falling of the | Womb and Suppressed or too k Frequent Menses. Price $1. | far Kale fcy Medicine- Dealers. |» I 8 GREAT SALE -OF— LANDS I —IN— Southern Minnesota, In the Fertile Minnesota Valley. These rich prairie lands are dark loam soil and are very productive. This partof Minnesota is well settled and has school houses and churches. These lauds ai'c located near THE IOWA COLONY, nearTaun- ton, Minn., a bright new town and first- class locations for all kinds of business. Blue Joint liay grows in abundance on the upland prairie, making it a fine stock country. We are, selling these choice prairie lands on very easy teims at prices ranging from Sr.jiO to Sis.iX) per acre. One- (ifili cash and (3 per cent interest, titles perfect and no payment the second year. Two years to make second payment and the crops will pay for the land. We rebate round trip fare to purchasers of 160 acres over the Northwestern Line. ... , 60,000 Acres of Fine Selected Lands At $ 1 O to $ 1 3 Per Acre. 100 CHOICE IMPROVED FARMS for sale on easy terms at ?14 to 617 per acre within 3X to 5 miles of R. R. towns, ojso several section farms and 13 sections' "of wild land. Wo also have some finely improved farms near R. R. stations at from ?1G to $18 per acre on easy terms. G. F. HOLLOWAY, Agt. BANCROFT, IOWA. Pumas' Y»»lty. Pumas the elder had a good deal of the African in his appearance, and he had to no small degree the love of show common to that race. Referring to the latter trait Alexander Dumas fiJs made the remark: *»My father is so Vain and so fond of display that he WQUM ride behind his own coach to as^ce .people believe that be keeps a colored It Was Once Used in Italy for Capital Punishment. The punishment of the bagno (bath), one of the most cleverly cruel inflictions ever devised by an official of the torture chamber, was administered in Italy, probably in Venice, where the water of the lagoons played so prominent a- part in its penal system. The prisoner was placed in a vat, the sides of which were slightly in excess of the average height of a, man. In order to hold in check the rising tide of a- supply of water, which ran into the vat in a constant stream, the criminal was furnished with a scoop with which to bale out the water as fast as it came in. The respite from death by immersion thus obtained was more or less prolonged, according to the powers of endurance possessed by the victim. But, imagine the moral torture, the exhausting and even hideously grotesque efforts, the incessant and pitiless toil by night and day, to stave off the dread inpnient fefct approaching, when, overcome by sleep and fat%ue, he was •unable to struggle any longer against his fate! The Modern Flat Building. "You know, it's old enough and familiar enough," said a fiat dweller, "but it's striking all the same, to hear the whistle blow in the kitchen, from somebody in the cellar at the elevator, and may be at the same time to hear the bell ring from somebody at the front door. The servant throws up the door to the elevator shaft, to be ready to receive the things that the man is sending up from below, and she swings around and presses the button and opens a door far away and in still another part of the hou&e. Ail simple enough, but it interests me "all ths same. It seems sort of like running the steamer from the bridge; or like throwing the levers in the switch house and controlling switches far away; it seems like business; it's modern and uy to date." We Want A To represent us in cities and towns, soliciting' orders for our high grade and complete line of Orniimontiil Shrubs, Trees, Hardy Roses, etc. Also, men to work country trade on sale of our I'amoUS NOUTIIEHN OUOWN BKKD POTATOES, and 1'iul line Nursery Stock. Apply nt once, stating* tife'o. £. t. MAY & CO., Nurserymen, Florists and Seedsmen, 20-2'J ST. PAUL, MOT. ARRIVAL aitf DEPARTURE of TRAIRS CHICAGO. MILWAUKEE AND ST. PAUL, LOOAL TllAIN BAST, No. 2 passenger 10:47 am No. 4 passenger 6:04pm No. 70 freight carries passengers . . 8 :20 p m No. 9-1 freight curries passengers... 2 :05 p m aoiNo WBST. No. l passenger o :08 a m No. 3 passenger 4:24pm No. 71 frtvoht carries passengers— 6:40pm No. 93 freight carries prssengers 12:05 a m Chicago & Northwestern K'y* QOINO NORTH AND WEST. Passenger 8 :13 a m Passenger ,. 3 :28 p m Freigu 9:30 am Freight T:33pm GOING SOUTH AND BAST, Passenger "" 3 ;os p m Passenger 5 :58 p m Freight 0;30»m Freight 2 ;45 p m Passengers arrive in Chicago 7 a. m. and 6 a. in. Arrive in Des Moines 7 :50 and U :30 p. m. Fossil Over 300 specimens of fossil insects have been collected from various part? «f the wQ?ld, Of these butterflies are *jn<ongr tfcs very rarest, as less tha» 39 all told, have been found. South Africa's Joan of Arc. Cecil Armitage, a young English' jnan in Ashautee, tells of a strange West African "Joan of Arc," \vho is equipping an army for King Prejnpeh. Jler appearance is more impressive than beautiful, and, unlike the famous French Joan, whose features we know, this dusky amazon is said to have only one eye, one ear and one arm and to wear her hair hanging long. With one touch of her magic wand she can bring armies together, and in an engagement a brass pan is placed before her, into which all the bullets of the enemy can conveniently fall without hurting hey brave soldiers. Cleanly Japanese Tramps. A traveler in Japan says that the Japanese tnamp takes bis hot daily if be has a fraction of & cent to pay for it, or his cold bath if he hasn't a cent. He carries & comb, toothpick^ a pasor and, & toQthbrusJj i» bundle. A. few Japanese , bureau (or securing patents In r mm VEGETABLES

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