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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 27, 1896
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FAVOH ARBITRATION STATE RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS DECLARE THEMSELVES A* to Labor Troubles—Opposed to tho tlsc of the Army nnd injunction in Quelling Strikes—Would Compel Antagonists to Submit to Mediation of Grievances. WASHINGTON, May 20.—The first session of tho eighth annual convention of .state railroad commissioners was held during the day. There were about 25 members present, representing the states of Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia. Simeon B. Billings of Michigan, chairman of tho convention, presided. Papers prepared by President Stickaey of tho Chicago Great Western and W. P. Clough of the Groat Northern, relating to (juestions of interest to railroad men, were read. The report of the committee on tho protection of public interests during labor contests Condemns the Use of tho Army in such emergencies, as it does also the injuction, tho weapon which was used so effectively during the Chicago railway strikes, as impracticable and offensive to the genius and spirit of the American people and permissible only when better and milder measures have failed. Arbitration is regarded as the only safe and satisfactory method of healing the difficulties that arise between railroad companies and their em- ployes. Tho report therefore rocom- mends legislation that shall compel the antagonists to siibmit to mediation and a fair settloinent of mutual grievances. WANT LAWS AMENDED. Milwaukee .tabor tenders Ask That the State ^Legislature He Convened. MILWAUKEE, May 23.—At a delegate meeting attended by 150 representatives of 50 trades, labor, Turner and other organizations, resolutions were adopted calling on Governor Upliam to summon the Wisconsin legislature in extraordinary session to take action on the strike and boycott situation. It is desired that the legislature amend the state laws in such manner that the charter of the Milwaukee Street and Electric Railway company may be rescinded, or so amended that the city of Milwaukee can become the owner of the company's property in this city. Cars Poorly Patronized. The strike situation is jiractically 1111- changed. Cars are in operation 011 all lines, but the boycott and fears of violence prevents thorn being patronized. No attempt has been made to run cars Sundays since the street railway em- ployes struck, but the company announces that it will start cars next Suu- day as usual. Tho entire police force will be on duty, as serious disturbances arc expected from sympathizers with the strikers. WAGING WAR ' ON A BOYCOTT. Business Men of Milwaukee Sign a "Declaration of Independence." MILWAUKEE, May 23.—The business men of Milwaukee have revolted against the boycott incident to the street railway strike. The commission merchants unitedly took tho initiative in tho movement by issuing tho following manifesto:. "The undersigned, while expressing no opinion as to differences between the street railway company and its former employes nevertheless emphatically assort our right and that of our families, employes and our patrons, to transact business with such bankers, merchants, manufacturers nnd other persons, and to patronize- such public and private conveyances as may suit our convenience, and hereby give notice that we shall defend our rights in these matters by all lawful means." Tho boycott is strangling business, and it is expected that merchants in all branches of trade will join the counter movement for self preservation. IJiotiuu liegun Again. During the evening tho street railway wires on National avenue wero cut in the southern part of the city and nine cars were stalled. Tho cars wore then attacked by rioters, all windows smashed with stones and a number of shots fired into tho curs. Tho attacks were made in a lonely spot and no arrests were- mudo. Tho street railway company has called on the city for protection and all cars will again he guarded by polic-mneu. Armour ISoycott OH'. KANSAS CITY, May 21.—The striking firemen of the Armour packing plant, who went out May 0 tor an increase of wages and fewer hours, have compromised their differences, lifted the boycott against the company's meat and will return to work. GENERAL FAIRCH1LD GONE. lion End of the Eventful Curecr of tho ored Sou of Wisconsin. MADISON, Wis., May So.—General Lucdus Fairdiild died Saturday evening after an illness of several weeks. His end was sudden, lor, although quite low, dissolution was not expected for several days, at least. He was 05 years of apre. Jix-Govovuor Mellvttu Dead, j PITTSBUIIO, Kan., May 25.—Ex-Gov- A. C. Melh-tto or South Dakota at his home here from a complica- tion\)f diseases He has been ill for some WJiie. V III! Captured Wilkes liooth. LANS-ING, Mich., May 25.—Lieutenant Luther B. Baker, who, as an officer in the government detective service had charge of tho party which captured Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, died here, aged GO years. Ex-Senator Wallace Dead. NEW YORK, May S3. — Ex-United States Senator William A. Wallace of Pennsylvania, died at 7 :30 a. m., at 170 West Eighty-eighth street, this city. Bishop Say* CJoodbye to the tilevw» land Nethodist Conference. CLEVELAND, May 21.—Tho day's session of the Methodist conference Was devoted to the transaction of routine business, which was sandwiched in between ballots for the election of two agents of the book concern, each one for New York and Cincinnati, and two agents of the missionary society, The conference did not lose any time. An incident of the session was an address by retiring Bishop Foster that was full of kindly feeling for the delegates and of apologies for tho action of the BISHOP RANDOLPH 8. FOSTER. conference voting him non-effective. Bishop Foster said that since his retirement ho has been flooded with telegrams and letters of sympathy, in which the action of the conference was Characterized as an Outrage, and as cruel and brutal. In some of them the word "humiliation" occurred. He said he had been 59 years a minister of the Methodist church. He had never consciously done anything for which he should be humiliated, nor had any brother in the ministry or laity done anything which humiliated him. He said the writers of the letters of sympathy did not understand the economy of the church, which provided that the time must couie in every man's life when he must be superaiiuatecl. That was what had happened to him. He believed the hearts of the delegates were affectionately disposed to him, and that their action was for the best. He would go into retirement with the kindliest and most loving remembrance, and without feelings of resentment. Dancing Still Prohibited. At the morning session the committee on state of the church reported in favor of no change in the rule prohibiting the use or encouragement of liquor, dancing, games of chance, theatre going, circuses and horse races. The recommendation, that there be no change was greeted with great applause. At once half a dozen delegates wero on their feet, but Dr. Levi Masters of Michigan was recognized and spoke briefly. Others followed, and there was for a time a lively discussion. When the vote was taken, however, only about 40 votes were recorded in favor of striking out the restrictions. WISCONSIN VETERANS. Badger State O. A. R. Encampment in Session at Kaeiiie. BACI.VE. Wis., May 21.—Eight hundred members of tho G. A. R. and 300 of the W. R. C. are here to attend the state encampment. Ex-Governor Hoard, department commander, delivered tho annual address at Lakeside Auditorium. The report of Assistant Adjutant General Talmago was also given, showing a decrease in the membership. The Woman's Relief Corps convention held a meeting at tho Baptist church. The report of the president, Elizabeth Skeelo, showed a flourishing condition, both as to increasing membership and financially. In the afternoon, ex-Governor Hoard addressed 8,500 school children who had marched to East Park under escort of a militia company. In the evening tho annual eampfires occurred at Lake Side auditorium. D. Lloyd Jones of Stevens Point is in tho lead for department commander. RACINE, Wis., May 22.— At the state encampment of tho G. A, R., a resolution introduced by Colonel Watrous, condemning tho assault of President Eliot of Harvard on the G. A. R., was unanimously adopted. Tho following officers were elected : Department commander, D. Lloyd Jones of Stevens Point; senior vice commander, E. J. Smith, Racine ; junior vice commander, F. M. Mason, Rhinelander; medical director, J. T. Reeve, Appleton, chap lain, M. S. Balsh, Mauston; trustees Waupaca home, R. N. Roberts, Wau paca, and O. L. Chare of Oshkosh. Alaskan Miners Suffer. VICTORIA, B. C., May 25.—Captain Meyer of tho steamer Danuble, which has just returned from a trip to Sitka, reports that suffering among tho miners, prospectors and others is prevalent at Cooks Inlet. The steamer Bertha had just arrived at Sitka from the Inlet, bringing down many who had gone there with tho idea of making their fortunes. The weather has been bitterly cold, and there is not sufficient accommodation for the men, llermuda Had a Narrow Escape. NEW YORK, May 25.—News has reached this city from Puerto Principe, Honduras that the steamship Bermuda with a large party of filibusters and a cargo of ammunition and provisions had a narrow escape from being captured by the Spanish warships on her last cruise. French Goes Free. MADISON,Wis., May 23.—The supremo court has handed down a decision in the case of The State vs. William French, who, in March, 1891, shot Gavin M. Steele at Ashland. Insanity was French's defense. tint tt&« Kot tha Itttelgfliifce fa ftiitdi* A JPlco with Them. No cfeaiure but tnan lias ever jtoadt use of fire. An African traveler, indeed, bag told n story of apes making a, tihtev- raid on a cainp of natives, and car" torches to light their way; but this story lacks proof, arid Is not accepted as true by zoologists. There is, however, says the Youth's Companion, in the Philadelphia zoological garden a monkey -who has learned to scratch matches perfectly well. This accomplishment he is willing" to exhibit on any occasion. He has learned to hold the match by its middle part, so that his fingers are not burned by being- too near the flame, and eo that the match will not break by being held too near the other end. This fact involves another, that he is awarn which end has the sulphur, and does not attempt to scratch the unsul- plumul end. lie has furthermore learned that a rough surface is better to scratch the match on than a smooth one, and his care in looking for the rough places is very diverting.. But with all these intelligences, the monkey has no notion of kindling an- otiher lire with the one that he has caused by the friction of the match. lie simply lets the match burn out, and if he lights another, does it for the pleasure of seeing it burn. This monkey's keepers, and the men of science who are experimenting with his intelligence, hope to communicate to him eventually an idea of fire making and using; but from the moment they succeed in doing so—if they ever do succeed—it will be necessary to keep matches out of his reach. WHY ENGLAND IS GREAT. A jSfatlve offers nti Explanation—Britain'^ Naval Superiority. iEow was it that half an island over which Queen Elizabeth ruled developed into the world-wide empire over which Queen Victoria reigns ? First and foremost, says Blackwood's Magazine, it must be referred to the qualities of the race, their energy and adventurous spirit, their capacity to colonize, to rule subject races, and to administer their affairs. That race was sprung of successive seafaring invoders of these islands who were trained for generations in the arduous defense of these shores, and taught to achieve naval superiority as a necessity of their position. As early as Edward III. the sovereignty of the narrow seas was asserted, and conceded as a matter of course by the people of the low countries. As centuries rolled on, the insularity of our position became more marked as our possessions in Europe dwindled away. The drill sergeant, w,ho is the artificer of German fortunes, has had no ascendency in these islands, whose preoccupations have not risen from mil- tary empires on their boundaries. Naval superiority has been the guarantee of our shores, and at the same time the foundation of an empire which has grown up bej'ond the seas. The same qualities which achieved ordered liberty at home 'spread commerce, settlements and empires abroad. LET DOWN EASY. How a Fair Gaost Divined tJio Governor's Intentions. When Mr. Tilden was occupy ing the gubernatorial chair of the state of New York and had under consideration the appointment of a judge a friend of Judge Peckham, who was a candidate for the place, was urging the judge's claim, and besought the assistance of a lady, who at that time happened to be a visitor at the gubernatorial mansion. Although at that time pverything seemed reasonably to indicate the appointment of Judge Peckham, the lady assured her questioner that his candidate had no chance whatsoever. Sure enough, another man was appointed, and in the course of time it came about that Gov, Tilden. learned of the surpris- ing'prescience of his fair guest. He asked her how she was able to divine his intentions so clearly in regard to this particular man. "Why," she said, "that was nrr. difficult. You brought him home 1 ) dinner one day and that oi 1 itself made me suspect. Then at the table you set before him your choice Johannisberg wine, and I knew from that moment that he had no chance of appointment. The man who has your Johannisberg is to be let down easy." KNEW ALL BUT ONE. X -i i ' " Ait indteftii MAS Who W&i In All He fcndertdbit. Lanson Suinmy, of Clunnette, who recently died, during his life was a sin* gttk'fly afflicted inan. Twenty years ttgo, says o, liendallville letter to t>hc Fort Wayne Gazette, he wfts prostrated with heart trouble, eventually recov* ering. Afterward, while felling timber, a tree caught and crushed hi a leg, breaking the bone eight times be- tAveen, the knee and ankle. This left him, after a long disablement, only partially recovered. While hauling jogs a splinter struck him in the eye, Injuring that member quite severely. A physician was called, who proved to be intoxicated, and who left a caustic Instead of a lotion to be applied to the hurt. The cmistic destroyed the eye entirely. Still later on he wa,s the victim of an accident which left him badly ruptured, find in 1SS4 his'collar bone was badly fractured, anJ the readjustment was 30 imperfect tVip.i, it had to be broken three times before it would properly reunite. Then, again, he attempted to assist in raising a barn, and a glancing blow from an ax wielded by n workman struck him in tho back, again sending "him to bed for months. Then lie was seized with sciatic rheumatism, because of which his sufferings were terrible, and scarce^ was he convalescent before he was afflicted with catarrh of the hand, laying him up the entire season and resulting in the loss of a part of one thumb. Mr. Sumni.y finally died a natural death, contrary to general expectation. CHILDREN'S BRAINS. In 'Weight Girls Arc Ahead at First, Bat Boys Win in the End. A curious difference in the increase in brain weight of boys and girls is noted by Prof. Donaldson, of the Chicago university, who has just written a book on tilie "Growth of the Brain," says the New York World. Boys and girls start out equally in this respect, and until they arrive at the age of 12 years the progress in this respect is about equal, allowance, of course, being made for the difference in body weight between the two sexes. After 12 the girl shoots ahead of the boy and her brain grows more rapidly until she reacheis t(he age of 15, when the brain growth practically stops, whereas, in the case of boys, it continues to increase in weight until the age of 25. These statistics may contain some hints for the "new woman'' in the development of her theories. In the opinion of Dr. Donaldson, brain weight is not, however, any true measure of education or of intelligence, and he attaches no importance to the frequently-cited brain weights of eminent persons. It is, nevertheless, a fact that the brains of more intellectual people, relatively to their body weight, nre heavier than those of less intellecl- ual people. FLOCK SHOOTING. Warfare Against the Helpless Carried on in Modern Stylo. A writer for the American Field tells of a shot made from a big gun "which was fastened to the boat, as all big guns arc," and which was loaded with 2% pounds of shot. The shooter approached within shooting distance of a hole in the ice of the Potomac river, gave a shout, and. as the clucks arose, fired. ''1 do not remember," the account continues, "what number he got, but he was shooting cripples for hours, and he sold the result of his shot for $500. What is more, "this shot may seem wonderful to some, but many as large shots have been made on the Potomac with big guns." Only a few weeks ago this same writer was wondering where the ducks had gone. It is to this region of big shots that President Cleveland goes, and there he has a blind before which his ducks are lined up to be killed by raking, sitting shots, if this writer is to be believed. The big guns are the punt guns for flock shooting, which are much in favor with English shooters. A Whole English Keglnieut Made Vp ot Qustioiiablo Characters. The story is told of an English militia regiment whose reputation was none of the best that on one occasion a detective from Scotland asked to be allowed to inspect the regiment to discover if possible if a certain malefactor were in the- ranks. Permission being given, the detective, accompanied by the adjutant of the regiment, made a tour of the various companies, front rank and rear rank. When the official had got to the last man of the rear rank of the. rear company he stopped suddenly and gazed earnestly at the rather embarrassed warrior. "Why, you surely have made a mistake," exclaimed the adjutant, indignantly; "why, you have pitched ou, the best man in the battalion. He has been with us for more than 20 years, and he is our pattern soldier. His arms are a mass of good conduct badges, and he is. the example of all that is best in the life of a soldier. You surely do not know him ?" "No," replied th>«p detective, "I do not—but I know all tho others." ' Statesmanlike Horse. The successful horse-dealer is never at a loss. Witness the following incident from an exchange: A young Englishman was negotiating with a dealer for a horse. The horseman expatiated on the many good points of the animal under discussion. '•It seems to me, Mr. Muggins," remarked the young man, "that the horse| has rather a big head." The retort came at once: "Big 'ead, big 'ead, do you call it? Why, look ai Gladstone: what a 'ead 'e's got!" Japanese Explorer*. Japan has keen explorers. The professor of astronomy in the University of Tokio, Air. Xomaka, accompanied by his wife, last October ascended Mount Fujiyama, 13,000 feet high, to make meteorological observations in the course of the winter. A short time ag-o word was received that the professor was flying, aaid a relief expedition was fitted out. With great difficulty the members of the expedition reached tha snow-covered hut. Prof. IS T omaku was found to be exceedingly weak and unable to move, but his wife had suffered no evil results from the exposure. JS'o- maka was taken back to Tokio; but he declares he will return next winter, and his wife says she will accompany him There 1 A almost no wear out to tha GEF NUB. I They're built to stand constau* Wear and rough handling. Quick Bakers, Superior Cookers, Powerful Heater*. Made !n a great -variety of styles. A written guarantee with one.' sold by C. M. DOXSEJ3, Great many people are looking for homes. Remember, that tho south is attracting more people than any other country; because It Is a rich and Invltlntt field, both for tho poor and rich, as It offers homos to tho homeless and safe and n profitable investments to the capitalist. Nowhere are there more opportunities than along tho THE Minneapolis & St, Louis R, R, Co, NEW TRAjN.jro ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. IT IS A HUMMER1 LOOK OUT FOR IT I THROUGH CARS. PULLM A N S & COACHES. GREAT I The previous complete service will not be disturbed by tho addition of tliis train. Aslc your nearest M. & St. L. B, 11. ticket agent for rates and particulars. A. B. CUTTS, Gen'l Ticket & Pass, Agt. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the erection of a four-room school building in the Independent District of Algona will bo received by C. M. Doxsee, secretary, up to Juno 12th, 1890, at 12 o'clock noon, at which time said bids will be opened. 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Tho road penetrates vast forests and rich mineral fields and opens up to settlement millions of acres of wild and government lands in a country possessing a mild, healthy climate, . pure springs and running streams, and which is free from droughts, blizzards, severe winters, and whore a groat variety of crops can bo grown. An eight page paper, illustrated pamphlets, giving valuable information to homcsoek- ers and investors will ho mailed free by addressing P. A, HOKNBEOE, Land Commissioner, 7th and Wyandulte Sts,. KANSAS CITY, Mo, Every disease luis Its remedy. For indigestion and biliousness, Dr. Sawyer's Little Wide Awake Hills have no et|iwl. They assist nature. Sold by Frank l)iiigley. There is nothing so satisfactory as Dr. Sawyer's Little 'Wide Awake 1'ills for Sick Headache, Indigestion and IMliousness. They do not gripe. Sold by Krunk W. IMngley. 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STUDLEY, ALGONA, flash Promise, A story is told of a London magistrate who had a London lady up before him the day after Christmas whom the policeman said he had found helplessly tipsy. lie told her he would let her go, considering the festive season, if she would promise never to enter a public house again. "But, your honor," said the lady, "J was not drtynk; 1. was drugged." "Well," said the magistrate, who saw that she was fencing, "I'll let you go if you will promise never to enter a drug store again." To save the fine she promised and departed. All her soda water is gone. Eye Changes i'ositlon. It is not generally knovrn that the young- flat lish have an eye on each side of the body, and that it is only in the adult stage that tha eyes lire both on one side. 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