The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 13, 1896 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 13, 1896
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ff^/> ; ' v< tH'R ttkl'UbLKJAtf. ALUUSAi IOWA, WEDN&SDAV, MAY 13. 1896. WAR REMINISCENCES, WHO SfdLt THE HAM? An Astonishing Myatery Tlnit Itiillled the t'Aptivin of Company L. Having read in your paper not lotitf since an article on foraging, it carries my memory back to the year 1802, when our regiment was doing post duty at J?ort Scott, Kali. At that time bushwhackers were quite pJenty, especially over the border in Missouri, and we were frequently sent out to hunt them up and take tliem in. On one of these trips we had about four companies out, and on our return, when near Lamnr, Mo., we were caught in a hard rainstorm on the open prairie. The rtiin came down in such torrents and force that our horses cotild not be made to faee it, but turned tail-about, and would not budge, We were compelled to remain standing where we were until the rain ceased. We then started on the march'again. It was 'getting 1 near dark, when we came to a stream, nnd found it so full and so swift at the fording place that it was dangerous to to ford in a body. Some of the boys were sent up THE SUNDAY SCHOOL, "HKHE, BOYS, HELP YOURSELVES." -the stream where it woe not so wide, and selecting the tn.ll trees, felled them so they would reach across the stream. By this means the men were enabled to cross. The horses were driven into the water and made to swim across, and were caught on the other side and resaddled. Each man as he came over caught the first horse he came to, je- gardless to whom it belonged. When we came to the town some one told us to prepare to camp there till morning. We tried to find our officers, but in vain. And here let me say that when they were found they \vere in private houses, dry and warm, a.nd we, the men, were as wet as drowned rats. Company L quartered in the courthouse, and just before fixing 1 our beds to lie down one of our company boys came into the room with a nice sugar- cured ham, and, laying it on the table, , saicl: . "Here, boys, wake up, and help yourselves." We did not wait for a second invitation, but every one in the room cut a piece of that ham and ate it with his water-soaked crackers. In the morning our captain, S. W. Stewart, made his appearance, and the orderly was told to form the company into line outside of the building. The captain then stated that a widow living in the place compla.ined to him that one of the members of his company (L) had stolen a ham from her. She knew it was one of his company, because she had seen the letter L on his ca.p. "Xow," said the captain, ".I am going to find out who the man is, and shall punish him severely. I am going to ask ca«h and every one of you, and if you know who the man is I shall expect you to tedl." The captain, then put the question to each one in the line, and not one of them knew anything about the ham, and it yet remains a mystery as to who stole the ham.—Corporal Scott Sherman, in National Tribune. GEN. LEE AND OLD GLORY. Ho Cried "All Honor to the Old Flag" at ChnmborHburg. I was talking lately with a soldier who fought under Gen, Uobert 13. Lee, and he waxed eloquent in his eulogy, dwelling upon the fact that in every instance the humblest subaltern or private was greeted with a graceful ^alute and word expressive of the benign heart of the genuinely great man. The tnarch of the army was from Chambersburg, Pa,, to Gettysburg. Just on the.edge of Chainbersburg a Jurge house was passed—the highway was narrow, and the house was immediately on the street, From the window a young girl was waving a fed- 1 eral flag, giving expression to her pa" triotic feelings for the north, and fcer contempt for the passing' troops, "Take in the gridiron," "Fold up the dishrog 1 ," was the reception from the men of iDixie. Just at this juncture Gen, Lee rode up, and happened to pause for a moment opposite the young- girl's demonstration of loyalty, Looking up, lie rsjsed his hat,:onS courteojaslW'saicU . *JAJ1 honor to thVb)d flagl'V' - \ ;.' -'' Sphere was silence for a nioment, , when some one evidently let the young lady know that the dignified man Vho had addressed her was Gen, Lee, and Uer ami fell and the flag lay limp awross the- sill of the window. Looking up again, partly with re* proof, to his men, and partly with gal? l&nt consideration-for a lady, he said: "Wave it on, daughter, wave it on; no one shall disturb you," But the ami and the will were both paralysed. There is one comment; where the heart is truly noble, and the nature re-? fined, war cannot brutalize, authority will not render arrogant, insuJf will not vex, and there must and will be a kind- Jy deference to the opinion and bios of other people.—Edwin Hinks, jjj Leesburg (Va.) Woshiugtonian, -—A stranger's kindness oft esceedj a, frissd's,— Lesson f6*'-Ain? n, 1800- I'amlilcof (tie Pbuntls-LuJt^ 10: 11-27, frohi Fdloubot's Notes.] .. ___v~4ie (.hilt 16 faithful in that which la least IS faith fill .also In much; end he t-httt \s unjust In the least is unjust also in much.— Luke 1(5: 10. TUB SECTION includes only 13: 1-2S, because this Is nil the record we have of the brief time between the giving sight to Bar- tlmcus as he entered Jericho, arid the arrival at Bethany, where our next lesson begylns. TIME.—The last of March, A. D. 30. Probably just after the healing of Bartlmeus. Just a week before the crucifixion. PLACE.—A street of Jericho and the house of Zaccheus. LESSON NOTES. Jesus was now 'in Jericho, passing tlitoug-h the city, never to return thither ng-ahi.Zacclieus immediately planner! to see Jesus. Zaccheus was n rich man. He had {rained a considerable, portion of his riches by extortion and fraud. He could not enter God's kingdom and retain this mammon of unrighteousness. He promptly and completely discarded his old life, and made not only the required restitution, but more, nnd slew his love of money by giving half of his property to tihc poor. This day salvation came to his house. He trusted in Jesus and became His follower. "For," said Jesus, "the Son of Man 5,s come to seek and to save that which was lost." "As they heard these things" which Jesus had been saying in the house of Zaccheus, where He was a guest, "He added and spake a parable." ' Jesus had repeatedly of late given the impression that the kingdom was coming, and that His going to Jerusalem had something to do with it. (See Luke 17:20, 30; 18:29, 30; Matt. 19:28.1 And they thought that all their dreams about the kingdom were to be visibly realized immediately a.nd in their way. In fact, the great, events necessary to its coming—the crucifixion and resurrection—were soon to take place; and the rays of its dawn were to shine in the Pentecostal gift of the Holy Spirit, but the disciples would not recognize these, things, nor would the kingdom appear to them; and its complete coming 1 was yet far away; nor -would it ever come in the way they expected it. This parable was to put them on their guaird against disappointment; to teach, them their true way of waiting 1 , in faithful, patient service, for the coming of the kingdom; and that at some time it would certainly come. The following is about as fair an interpretation of the preamble as our space will allow: The man of noble birth represents Christ Himself, of royal blood and Divine descent. He was the.realization of the highest ideal of nobility, noble in character, in power, in deeds, in ability. The far country represents Heaven, and the state of glory with His Father, where Jesus went after His death and resurrection to remain unseen till the time of His appearing shall come. The kingdom He was to receive is the Messianic kingdom of God, holding it benign sway over all the earth. The servants were God's professed people—the nation to whom such great interests had been committed. The pounds must, denote something which is the same to all; so that no one at the first can have more than another, and yet this sometimes is of such a sort that it can be very differently employed or increased by each one, not so much according to his ability as according to his faithfulness or industry. Such are the words of God, the means of grace, the redemption in Jesus, the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, opportunities to be faithful and truts, faith, hope, love, and all the fruits of tho Spirit. The citizens represent all men over whom He is the. rightful King, and who live within the limits of His kingdom. He was going to the far country of Heaven for the purpose of obtaining this kingdom. . But they rejected Him. "He came unto Ills own, and His own received him not." Especially did the Jews distinctly say: "We will not have this man reign over ns." Christ is coining again to receive His kingdom and to judge the world (Matt. 25: 31-40). But not only then, butoften- times there comes a clay of judgment to nations and to individuals. The destruction of Jerusalem was one of thosrj times; so are Providential crises, the hour of revelation of crime long continued in secret, and the hour of death. Every one has to give a strict account of all that God has intrusted to him. At the close of this parable Jesus makes a statement of the principle: "Unt<» everyone which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him:" He has only true possession of a thing- who uses its powers and forces. He does pot really "have" anything which he does not make a stop* ping-stone to something better. The opportunities pass away, the abilities diminish, the powers wane. And the fate of those who reject Christ is just as, certain. There was a fulfillment of verse 37 at the destruction of Jerusalem, 40 y«ars later, when not a Christian perished, but more than a million Jews were slain. But that destruction, was 'lro,t> pne example' of the jrwin wfoch. musi fpllow a life of sin, > ,-jf ¥Iig )3pl)tf "That's a bright boy of yours." "Do you think so?" "I do," "Has he any particular bent?" "Yes. He is bent most of the time pver a bicycle,"—•Texas Sif tings. —-The problem, of fencing farm land and city lots has received extensive attention, there being no less than 8,807 patents upon fencing devices and posts, MAIL 'Clcrttft ihindle nnd Verify Each In the New York post office, when d. letter is presented for registration it is inspected by the receiving clerk to as* certain whether it is in good condition, (Irmly sealed, properly addressed and sufficiently prepaid, and that the name of the sender has been indorsed on it. These requirements being met, the clerk records the letter in a book composed of alternate thin and thick leaves, a manifold copy of the entry being obtained by means of a sheet of carbon paper placed between the two. ,The thin sheets are perforated in oblong sections for ready separation, and constitute the receipts issued to the public. Each receipt bears a distinct number in a series running from one to one hundred thousand, and every letter registered has the number of the receipt issued for it indorsed on its face. The condition of the letter envelope is now inspected by another clerk, and if perfect, the imprint of a hand stamp is impressed across tlie edge of the flap to betray any tampering. These preliminaries being completed, a card known as the return receipt is prepared and attached to the letter by means of a rubber band. On one side of the card appear the number, date of mailing, name of addressee, and destination of the letter; on the other, the name and full address of the sender, to whom the receipted card will be re- turnecl when the letter has been delivered. In its numerical order the letter passes to a separating clerk, and with 99 others, composing an even j00, is distributed, to one of the six cases, where it will be further treated. The separating clerk verifies the count of each •100 letters before separating another 100, and, as frequently as may be necessary, delivers each subdivision to the clerks in charge of the cases. A case consists of a long table with n set of pigeon holes bearing the names of the large cities in the section of the country assigned to that case, and in these pigeon holes the clerk in charge boxes the letters, and from time to time parcels them out to his assistants. The next step is the preparation of what is known as a registered package envelope. This consists of an ingeniously contrived envelope specially manufactured out of particularly tough paper for the use to which it is put, and also numbered in a series of 100,000. On the face of each envelope appears its number and spaces for the name of the post office, county and state to which it will be sent, while the back is arranged for. notations of its condition by every postal official through whose hands it subsequently passes. One of these envelopes having been addressed, entry of the letter to be inclosed in it is made on a registry bill, which shows the date of mailing, name of the post office using it, name of the post office to which it will be sent, number of the registered package envelope, and, finally, the registered number of the letter to be placed in it and the name of its addressee. The bill and the letter are placed in this envelope, which then passes to a clerk, who removes its contents, compares the letter with the entry on the bill, and calls the registered letter and registered package envelope numbers, together with their destination, to an assistant, who records these particulars in the mailing book. The letter and bill are now replaced in the envelope, and it passes to another clerk for final verification of contents and sealing. The sealing consists in an application of blue mucilage to the three flaps of the envelope, which when once closed cannot be reopened without mutilations, the blue mucilage exposing any attempt to open the envelope by any Kteaming process. The postmark showing the mailing office and the date is now affixed, nnd the envelope, with a lot of others from the same case, goes to the pouch room, where another separation is necessary in order that it may get to the registered pouch that will carry it to the distributing office nearest its final destination. The contents of the registered package envelope can now only be ascertained by reference to the registered letter numbers charged against the envelope number in the mailing book-, or the more full description of the tet- ters on the registry bill, which is under seal, and, therefore, inaccessible. The registered package envelope ia entered by origin, number and destination on the book of the pouch in which it is to be dispatched, a carbon manifold record of the package inclosed in each pouch being preserved, the du* plicate sheet of each pouch forming the bill of advice to the office to which the pouch is sent. • ., When as many packages as the pouch will hold have been entered on the proper book two clerks verify the en^ tries, sign the last sheet of the bill, place it with the packages in the pouch, pdjust the strap that secures it and finely attach that mechanical wonder called a rotary Jock. >TJw look has a fixed, serial number engraved on its side, which serves to identify- it, wd a rotary num,ber, which unerringly advances pne every time the lock is ''* tor, registered package envelope or registered pouch a receipt is taken, nnd by these means no difficulty is experienced in tracing a letter from the time it is first mailed until delivered to its addressee. These rotary looks cost $15 each, nnd when the number 090 is turned they must be returned to the makers forj-e- adjustment.—Business. ™ WOMAN The Pace That Kills. "Every time I come to the United States," said Mr. Hugh Jamison, of London, England, "I find fresh cause for astonishment in the marvelous energy of the Yankee nation. It seems to me that the people work on this side for the sake of work, they appear to regard it not as ,n means to an end, but the end itself. This universal rush and hurry impresses itself very forcibly on Europeans. Some years ago I was visiting a friend in Russia, which 5s a very quiet country indeed, and, the conversation turning on London, some one remarked upon the unceasing activity nnd press in the British capital, and how 1he people hurried aTong the street during the busy hours of the day. An old Russian theretipon, with a grave shake ol his head, observed that be had been in London once, and that nearly all its cit- i/.ens were mad. I wonder what thin old gentleman would have thought if he had ever made a pilgrimage to Chicago? Now, it is questionable in my mind whether this traffic pace is a healthy thing for a people. Isn't it the pace that kills? Why not leave something for succeeding generations to do? Your rich men, instead of settling on big country estates and helping to improve the rural districts, seem to all cluster in the cities, and to continue adding to their fortunes. The mania for work, for active endeavor, seems never to leave them, and their children inherit the same tendencies."—Washington Post. Wonders Never Cease. First London Belle — Oh I have you heard the news? I never Avould have believed it, but it's true. All sorts of wonderful things are occurring nowadays. Second London Belle — Dear me! What has happened ? "An English duke, who spent three weeks in America, has returned and married an English girl."—N. Y. Week- KIDNEY DISEASE find Liver Trouble Cured, says Francis Albert Clerk of the Phoenix Hotel, HAMPTON, IOWA. Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy of llondout, N. Y., hus never once failed to cure disease where tho. directions with the medicine have been followed. Tho testimonials of thousands of the most prominent men and women of this country, have been published in the pros from time to time, stating that FavorJt Remedy had restored them to health and strength. Francis Albert, the popular clerk of the Phoenix Hotel, at Hampton, Iowa, relates the following: "I paid out over forty dollars to doctors when I was sick with a severe attack of kidney and liver disease,bu they all failed to give me any relief, I thei began 10 take DR. DAVID KENNEDY'S FAYORITE REMEDY of llondout. N. Y., and it cured me. My mother was also suffering from a bad ulcer oil-limb, which was very troublesome for more than six years, bhe then began the use of Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy of Rondout, N. Y.. and after taking a few bottles wa* cured." Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy has affected many cures after physicians had given up hope. It restores the livei to a healthy condition, and cures the worst cases of constipation. It is a certain cure for all diseases peculiar to females, and affords great protection from attacks that originate In change of life. It cures scrofula, salt rheum, rheumatism, dyspepsia, all kidney, bladder and urinary diseases, gravel, diabetes and Eright's disease. In this last disease it has cured where all else failed. 81.00 a bottle. Sold by DR. L, A. SHEET/,, Pharmacist. Algo na, Iowa. —May. It isn't to be wondered at that there are so many sick and half-sick women. Most of them suppose their peculiar troubles can only be cured by the physician. That means local treatment and examinations. No wonder they hesitate. And hesitation gives disease a stronger foothold. The truth is that local treatment and examinations are nearly always unnecessary. They should not be submitted to 'till everything else fails. cures painful menstruation, irregularities, life-sappiug drains, falling of the wotnb and flooding. It cures all the pains aiic' troubles by making the feminine organs perfectly strong and healthy. Its action is wonderfully beneficial to girls just entering womanhood, and to women passing through the period known as the "change of life." No need to hesitate now. Cure can be had right at home. SOLD AT $1.00 A BOTTLE BY DRUGGISTS. GREAT F _SALE THE NEW GDLF ROAD. t-^^f-t^S*- A —The processes of grinding and polishing surfaces of metal, stone wood or glass may be accelerated by the employment of any one of 3,593 patents. —The vision is not obscured, by the act? pf winking, which takes place so ly ^hM tfie outer image remains pouch is then delivered to a railway postal clerk, who receipts for it by lock and rotary numbers, and it re? niaijis under constant guard until $ts destination is reached. Keys that open the rotary locks are issued only to post offices exchanging registered pouches, and a careful comparison pf the rotary number of the lock with its entry on the pouch, bill is the first duty of the cjerkg opening » registered pouch. Any 4iserepancy between the rotary number advised on the bill and that Great many ueople are looking for homes. Remember, tnat the south is attracting more people than any other country; be^ cause it is a rich and inviting field, both for the poor and rich, as it offers homes to tho homeless and safe and i<profitable investments to the capitalist. Nowhere are there more opportunities than along the NEW Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf Railroad now building on an air line from Kansas City to JPpi't Arthur, the new Deep-water, Qulf Cfl4§t City. This road has opened up jl' ' • • les'of «ew. I TIT by thje lock receive4 would i»Irregularity to toe at p,»ce At every transfer one clerk to another of a registered Jet LANDS! Southern Minnesota, In the Fc',rtij(! 'Minnesota Valley. These rich prairie lands are dark' loam soil and are very productive. This part of Minnesota ii; well siatlcd and has school houses and churches. These lands sire located near THE IOWA COLONY, nearTaun- ton, Minn., a bright new town and first- class locations for all kinds of business. Bine Joint hay grows in abutidiiiK'u on the upland prairie, making it a linn stock country. We are selling these choic-i' urai- rie lands on very easy terms at, prici-s ranging from $7.50 to $13.50 per aero. Onf- fifth cash and 0 per cent, interest,'s perfect and no payment tho second year. Two years to make second payment and the crops will pay for tho land. Wo ru- bate round trip fare to purchasers of 100 acres over the Northwestern Line.. 50,000 Acres of. fine Selected Lands At $ I O to $ 1 3 Per Acre. 100 CHOICE IMPROVED FARMS for sale on easy terms at, -?14 to 817 per acre within 3>£ to 5 miles of R. 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