The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 30, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 30, 1894
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"tliey feay hifae ftflottxer Koarsii'ze, They may bill d ttaf w ili-i of at ml. Thotf Buy milco hor whltJ nnd shlpoly, From her musthe.ul to nor kool "Kiev May clotho hef ribs with ixrmor, Tttey may dive hoi 1 stfeuuh and speod ( TChnt to >y some time for the country, Fill tiia mj isiira of Its nood. tfhev may uivo hor wondrous cannons With the thundjr In tnolr toao i. And ttao lljjhtntn r In their mUslIog, That the deadly btorin Kiht otons. •fliey may malto hot- aueen of Terror, M.ike luv if)istro-)< of thosoi, '<Mvo heiflotllt o( tovteJ vj> or. Crown her prow victory. But with tvUthelr midotn ttlumpli'S, And th >ir blazonry of witr, They can't revive tue tee irsnroo, VV rocked and dead on Roncadbr —Now York Sun. • A Lively SorlmmagB. On December 24, 1801, a part of our regiment, under direction of General B. M, Prentiss, who accompanied the •expedition, started in a southeasterly direction from Palmyra, Mo. , our winter quarters. Our destination was not known, but from preparations . made %vo expected something more than an ordinary scout. Heretofore we had used houses and "barns for shelter, but tltts time we pitched our Sibley tents the first night near a little town called Shrinkey. How well I remember that an inch or more of snow lay on the ground next morning-! After an early breakfast we resumed our march until within a few miles of Paris, the coun- Dy seat of Monroe county, when a halt was made, saddle-girths were tightened, prim ings looked after, and, when we mounted again, our company and one other moved off on a brisk trot; •which was very soon a gallop and charge. • So our passage across Salt river sounded like distant thunder. We had the town surrounded before the inhabitants realized what was go-. ing on. It was Christmas day, and many of •the people had called in their friends, •who. had enlisted to destroy th 3 government, and who chanced to be near, recruiting or otherwise employed, to come in to x enjoy Christmas turkey with them. We had a very interesting time for quite a while.- A chase -was kept up until wo had a goodly- number of Southern sold.ers, among whom were Captains Carlin and Crow, as prisoners. At this time there was an order from the department, taxing communities where depredations to railroads, etc., were made, all damage?. So, while some of us were posted at •every street entranes, others worn •detailed to go fronvhouse to house t> bring the me a to assemble in tho •courthouse yard. They had burno.l •the courthouse. Here General Prentiss made them a speech, and they were •assessed for whatever damage their friends had done. It was selfish in us, but we certainly did enjoy those Christmas turkeys, and even if some of the girls almost spit in our faces, and sang "Dixie* 1 to spits us, they became quite reconciled on closer ac- •quaintanco. The next morning it %vas bitterly •cold when we started; but we r jauhed Sturgeon that afternoon, where we delivered our eleven prisoners to Berge's sharpshooters. Captain Crow was under my especial care while on tha way. He was yountr, lively, and good company, but I was instructed to watch him carefully, The i\ext day he ipacle things lively in the guardhouse,' and when ho failed to heed the repeated warning of the guard, the latter fired The shot plowed up his forehead, makiny -a terrible wound, Captain J. T. How* Jand, with Company A, was sent out on a reconnolterin? expedition, had had quite a "scrap" with a body of rebs, was wounded, surroun.led and taken prisoner with soma of his man. At 1 o'clock thj juxt morniopr wa started, with about 233 cavalry and Berge'o sharpshooters to the same •number. We marohe.l to where Company A ha;l hal ttpir ensountjr, and pn found the etuuny, for a t, Their pickets wjra ppstid some Distance frpirj thair cwp, ani two <»mpanies of u.s. werj seat across the tforn fields to intsrajpt than, The way we rap our horaes, Jumped fences, <%nd soattJrecl Uncle Sam's horse "blankets was a cnutioa. Soin.3 of tha pickets were killed, others capt-u'j.l. \Ve formed in Una w.thin a few h.un- t}red ftJ -it pf Mt, Z.on church, juartlu edge of. tha timber, dismounted., left aur horses, and deployed as skirta/sh* The undei'brush PP ovir side of tho foad prevented us frota seiinjaur enemies, but we had not gone very far before Major Carrick, whu was in •command of our squa-1, came running Tj»ck, commanding us to retirj, and when, we failed to respo 14 at once, with a strong oat 4- calle4 oq us to f'JJetjre!" Then WQ scrambled for our horsei, but tho line was broken ani sornj of them gone. It is said that one of our ipiUtey boys J aske4 a ejinraJj to halp ?»im to mount. Why, I canaot tell. he scared? to fln r 4 ray bors,e I ran on t, and was run down by two of own men. I was blin.1 fpr a mo- plotting th6 snow all ai'dund ray horse's fedt, fth Isf the-y" *ei'e yellhif likis 'demon's, fiufe tlie old gray hdnte daffied Me out of daagefr only partially disabled, On the left of tlia roftd ottf boyS were in ah open field, more exposed, so that three bf our company tfrere killed and quite ft number taken pris* onei's. As tsooh as Colonel Glover came tip with the balanee of out* regiment fvnd General Prentiss toith the infan< try, they engaged the enemy and drove them back and from the church, recaptured most of the prisoners and repulsed thorn at every point, until they became quite demoralized. They proved to be commanded by Colonel Dorsey, and were about Bi)o strong. We returned to Sturgeon with twenty-eight prisoners, eighty hofsea 'a'nd about two wagon-loads of shotguns and rifles, Our loss was three killed, eleven wounded and thirteen prisoners.—John Wesseis in National Tribune. l\Trs. Martha Kimball. Mrs. Martha G. Kimball, who originated the general custom of decorating the graves of soldiers of the war, died at her hbme in • Philadelphia a short time ago- as tho result of a surgical operation, She was 54 years old and a native of Portland, Me., her maiden name being Bbwen. Before tho war she married-Henry S. Kimball of Boston, who was appointed'a treasury agent and asslgnad the duty of appraising all cotton seized by the union forces. His wife accompanied him and her work in the hospitals led General Sherman to'apppint her chief- inspector of hospitals and to allow her to travel at will.' She was the only woman prascnt when the stars and stripes were hoisted again over Fort Suinter, and helped Secretary Stanton to pull up the flag. She was twies shipwrecked during tho war. After the restoration of paace she was so touched by what sha had saen of tho decoration of graves in the South that she brought the matter before General Logan and induced him as commander in chief of tho Grand Army o'f the Republic to issue an order establishing 1 a memorial day, which order went into effect May 30, 1868. Mrs. Kimball had many staunch friends among tlie generals of the war and public men generally, and George W. Chilcls once said of her: "She has done more good doeds an.I said more kind words than any other woman I have ever known." Among her collection of war relies was tho original plan of Andcrsonvillc prison and the chair tnat Jefferson Davis .used when he was president of ,.the .Confederate states, "' A Confederate battle flag presented her by a Northern regiment was returned by her in 1878 to its original owner thrpugh Senator Hill of Georgia. A War Claim. John T. Brown's war claim is a good story. In the wide range which war claims have taken there is nothing quite like this. In Novembsr, 1863, according to the committee's narrative, Miss Mary Love of Kingston, Tenn., was intrusted with an import- ant.dispatch from General -Grant to General Burnside, at Kuoxyille, Tenn. She carried the dispatch to Louisville, Tenn., accompanied part of the way by Thomas F. Darter as escort and guide. Miss Love delivered tho dispatch to John T. Brown, who was then a boy only about 13 years of age, and he carried tho dispatch from there to Knoxville, through the enemy's lines, a distance of about thirteen miles, and delivered it to General Burnside whose army was being be- stege-l in Knoxville by tho rebels. General Burnside said that the dispatch was a very valuable one to the public service. That was shown by the fyct that in Junuary, 1873, congress passed an act granting- to Miss Mary Love $3,000 for her services. The undertaking 1 was a perilous one and its accomplishment a creditable act, and "for it he deserves the thanks of all the lovers of thoir country," the committee says. The evidence shows that he had to get out of Louisville through the enemy's pickets and into Knoxv.lle through their lines. Miss Love state i that, he was the only person at Louisville that could be found to undertake to carry the dis- . patch through, , U is said that one soldier, Charles Francis, lost his life in an attempt to carry a copy of the dispatch through by another route, In tlie PiivU'a Don, . Ex-Senator Warner Miller of New York, carries a cuKous-lookinx 1 cane. It is a light stick and resembles the "rattlesnake' 1 can js one se j_s at times. It is colored ysllow an'l is speckle I with bljwk spots, and printed upon one side of tlu canu are tho vvorJs: "D-ivH's Dan, July 1,'. 3, 3, 18 }3," Mr. Miller, when asked about this cane at Wa-hingtpn.recently, said: "That is a relic of Gettysburg. It was given van when I was there at ths reun'on. You knpw the Devil's Den w-is a rocky place on the fieLl of battle. Th >y fpun-l one Confe4erata soKUsr dead in a hole among those rocks, who hadn't a wound upon him. It is supposttJ that hj was killed by the concussipn of a passing cannon-ball." After tho John D. Garling, pf Uagerstown, Mil., has a small poulot b bio fmt ho found aftai; the battle of Gettysburg on a camp grouuvl near tha fornjjv plaos. Q vrlinj is at least third ownsr of tho book, for it bear.* upon a fly leuf thje inscription: " phUj biole wa.j fpun 1 on the tr.iii tii'jon Irotn the on tbj S^li day pf July, 18J3, by I tajfa Jt uy 'my tit ttnrti 1-mitlolrthn —A -riteiS Pal**—the —Shrtfn WOTOlMttWAttD politicians stood in front of a north side saloon the other day engaged in animated conversa* tion. '"It ain't no ttse t e 11 i n' me," exclaimed the man With the fagged cap, "that Ellig- zandry is in Afriky. Durn it all, it's in Egypt! Anybody that knows any-> thing at all knows it's in Egypt!" "That's all right," snarled the other. "If you knowed anything about jog- raphy you'd know it wasn't within a thousand miles of. Egypt. It's In Afriky. I've seen it on tho map mo'rn a hundred times." "You can't tell where Afrlky is to save your life!" "You ain't got no more idea where Egypt is than if you were on the othor side of the moon." "Egypt on the Nile, you- " "Look out! Don't you call no names!" "Well, you toll me where Afriky is! Jest you tell me where Afriky is, if you know so all-fired much!" "Afriky's right on the equator. Runs along,on both sides of it. It's where the Africans live. If you'd ever seen an Egyptian you'd knowed he wasn't an African fur as you could sea "Say, I'll tell you wot I'll do with you! We'll go right in here to Greif's s'loon, and if he's got a map I'll leave it to him." "I'll do it." "And if his map says it's in Egypt the drinks is on you?" "That's right." They went inside the saloon, and when the policeman on that beat softly entered the place an hour afterward the two men were seated at a table in one corner of the room with a faded old map between them, thirsty beyond the power of man to describe, wild eyed with anger and still wrangling.— Chicago Tribune. te do with Mdtiie She- plnyed me a mMtt wick thfr ht at lha Jennie tlptowh—Wh&£ did iHrdie MeUinute^s'Iie eafiaS tip after Ike first dufiCe and told M6 that 65y dress had split open down the back, set 1 sat against the wall all the Evening while siie danced with ffiy fellep. When t got home 1 found thefe Wasn't anything at all the Matte? with Jay dress. In a, Now York Court. Merchant—I maintain, your honor, that, looking at it from a mercantile standpoint, I have acted fequavely, Judge Erlleh—You do, eh? Weil, let toe tell you that this entire transaction is fraudulent, arid is not a legitimate transaction in any sense of the word. Merchant—Yes, your honor, it is Very difficult nowadays to distinguish between a legitimate transaction and a downright swindle. Why lie Itojolced. "How welcome these signs of spring are!" he sighed. "Why, John," exclaimed his wife, "you are getting positively poetic, 1 ' "No, it isn't poetry at all. My joy is due to the practical fact that in spring a man can take the best remnants of his last winter's clothes and strike an average."—Detroit Tribune. A Popular Amendment. In the gardens of a certain nobleman's country house there were fixed at different spPts painted boards with this request: "Please do not pick tho flowers without leave." Some wag got a paint brush and adclM "s" to the last Word.—London Tid-Bits. Yam-Yumy—Very. "There, dear," remarked the young wife, who was trying "love in a cottage," just after the lapse of the honeymoon, while she sat with her husband at the breakfast table, "you forgot to get tlie sugar yesterday, so you have none for breakfast. "Oh, yes, I have. 1'veyotgou." "But you can't sweeten your coffee with me," she said, with a love-light in her eye. "Maybe not; but I can sweeten my life with you." "How nice that sounds," she said; "just like books."—Toledo Blade. Mntrimoiilitl Item. • Airs. : ; Candid, a fashionable lady living on Madison Square, New York, called on a lady friend and found her petting one of those pug dogs. "Where did you get that animal?" asked Mrs. Candid. "My husband gave it tome to remember him by when he was away traveling." "What a horrid nasty looking brute he is."—Texas Siftings. Against the Kules. "Here you," said a Galveston street car co.mhictor to a man who was pulling away at a cigar, "didn't you read that sipn? It is against the rule to smoke in these cars." •'Yes; I've road your blamed sign nnd I have not broken any of your rules yet. I am smoking in tho singular number of this one ear just now. When you see me smoking in two or three cars it will be time for you to say something."—Texas Sif tings. tie Wanted » Rest. r Arthur—I should think he'd look better if they would crease his legs down the front, like papa's! Tho C'liuso of Dew. An examiner once visited a college i of some importance in the • north of England. Among other qiiestions ho asked what was the cause of dew. No one could answer. At last one of the pupils got up and said: ''The earth turns on its axis once in every twenty-four hours with such a rapidity that it perspires and thus produces dew."—Spare Moments. A Happy Father. • Said an exasperated Texas father at tho dinner table: "You children turnuip your noses at everything on the table. When I was a boy I was glad to get enough dry bread to eat" "I say, pa, you are having a much better time of it, now you are living with us, fdn't you?" remarked little Tommy. How Women liny Cigars. Peto Amsterdam—May I offer you a cigar? Mountmorris Parke—Thankyou, but it is very seldom that I indulge, | Pete Amsterdam—Then smoke one 1 of these and it will cure you entirely I of the habit. My wife bought me a wholo box of them as a birthday present. ntiitrlmonlstl Item. "Is marriage a failure?" asked the elderly Spilkins of a former flume who had been a party to a May and December marriage. "No," she replied with a glance toward hor husband, in the next room. "Not a f nil tiro. Only a temporary embarrassment " —Hinry.ureyou crazy? Take that mask off,' You avo frighten- insr baby BO bad he'll nob go near you Mr, Popleigh (complacently)—That's wliy I put it on.—pwclv, A Query- Lord Angus — Ah, well, Miss Remsen, | 'tis a pity you haven't in this country I any old ruins like "McGregor's Curse," ;just outside of Edinboro. Miss liemseu — What's tho matter with McComb's Dam, at the upper end of New York? — Brooklyn Life. fl\e Only Dravvlmok. Gus De Smith — There is one draw-- j back to the thought that spring is at hand. I'ete Amsterdam— What is that? Gu's Ue Smith— The insane prejudice against shooting baseballistsaud brass performers, Tlie Water Supply |n Indignant Gut'St— Waiter, I have drank tlve glasses of water wuitingfor bfeakfast. When am J going to «t»u*e Mrs. Flnpjack (to fat boarder who has asked for a second cup)—IJow long will you be absent from Jlarlem? Hoarder—Why, I'm not going to leave town, Mrs Flapjack—Will you be here to breakfast to-morrow morning? ISoardi-r—Yes, mum; 1 certainly will. WPP. Fl«pj»elc (sarcastically)—Then, why don't you wait till then for a second cup of coftVe? JuclHH \Vtig Suiart. Jones—Ditl you read that article in the Sunday at Honjo entitled "Why Judas Isenriot handed himself?" Siwith— I have noj read the but J suppftsa Ije lifti f Jup»*«fJf Waiter— In about four glasses more. There \Va« it Strlnff to Jt, j Johnnie Masher— Allow me to p^ess j owe kiss upon those rosy lips., even as the ardent sun kisses tho opening rose, i Miss bharpgirl— When you get as far ' away from me a's the sun is you can do 1 all tho kissing 1 you want tp, f«r TMdltlOt) fthrt tat t?feirta*1«« th« 1*6 tn pie ol Seluittan at f iflte. tt —*• news dispatches deceived from Asia mention the ver? curious fact that Hie Tui'kish aU' thoritiea seem to have fof a long time suppressed all extended noticn of the' destruction of one of the most famous buildings in Asia—the great mosque of Damascus, tto parddu- lars have been glveh, though tile destruction of property in connection with the burning of the mosque must have been great The fire removed one of the most noted buildings in the world, whose cite is the center of associations extending back into the mists *jf antiquity, and which was one of t'ae principal points of interest in a city full of historical attractions. The Moslems'sacred day is Friday, when thousands would assemble in the great mosque, whose enpticity was estimated at 80,000 people. It stood near the center of the city, and covered an enormous area. Tradition gives its history as follows: ^A heathen'temple in the beginning, it was con verted into the Christian church of St. John, and then, after being captured by the Moslems, it became one of the most famous mosques of the Mohammedans. If one went up a little staircase which rises from the Booksellers' Bazaar, and climbed to one of the surrounding eminences, one could get a good view of a ruined archway, one of the finest and most ancient of the Roman remains in Damascus. From here cwilcl be seen the well-known Gieek inscription written on the mosque itself: "Thy Kingdom, O Christ, is an Everlasting Kingdom, and Thy Dominion Endiireth Throughout all Generations." • Admission could be obtained by foreigners on application to the Con- Bvl, who always had to accompany the visiting party. The fee was 30 francs par party, besides sundry items of backsheesh. Descending to the Booksellers' Bazaar, visitors had to put on slippers, •which were hired by the keepers. They then passed through the gateway into the grand courtyard, which was surrounded on three sides by cloisters,,.resting on pillars, of-granite, limestone and marble. On the south side stood the mosque itself. In tho uai'Sdle of the courtyard stood the Kubbet en-Naufara or Dome of the Fountain, which was an exquisite p'.ece of workmanship. Here the Moslems performed their sacred ablutions. To. the west of this fountain was a remarkable dome, supported on columns, called the Kubbet el-Khazneh, or Dome of Treasure, which is uiid to contain a great quantity of She — How the fashions change! He— There isn't much change in the , pocfcetboplfs. except they aro worn i &hwter and lighter thjs yeui-, «*, "I? ft its £6a?e,< casket the head bii' Sf* ... ttsk At the eisi endYtiif Was a grille, Whleh Wad p: in Christian times &9 ft frhteh the" nuns dottld ti_ _ ,,,,., behind the high altar.-, fa) ffi6SfM|| times it was tised', by. the'j ""'" feheikhs (chieftains) tO'prS ' metit Fragmentary pieces • 6f, tesseiisteaV'v;^: pateine'nt, which^eW'^] and there throughout tliS' 'tfl6s<fdfe|' ^••jr broken patehes 6f mbsafo'dnt lha eeil* ;,7! ing and walls, faded goldwurk dtt^'^f,- many of the Corinthian.capitals, &&&<?»$ INTERIOR OF THK MOSQUE AT DAMASCUS. most valuable old manuscripts, and •libich, according to the Moslems, was 'U3ver opened. The dome to the east ol the fountain was used for astronomical purposes and was called Kubbet co-Sa'a, or Dome of the Hours. On entering the mosque itself the eye of tho stranger could distinguish b'lt Mttle ivt iirst in the semi-darkness, II, was, in truth, a most magnificent fitrncUire, 430 feet in length, and 12." feet broad. Its form was that of a basilica. Tho site of the original heathen temple occupied over COO square yards. The broken columns bj this can be traced among the different bazaars in the neighborhood, In the days of its pagan glory the plan of its construction was similar to that of the Temple of the Sun ut I'al- ,rnyra and the Temple of Solomon at Jerusalem. There'was a shrine in the centre with an area In front,surrounded by a double colonnade. Around the whole was a court, encompassed by ranges of columns, the dimensions pf which, »s nearly »S BttB.bp estimate)}, were J, 100 feet from east to west, and goo feet from north to south, on much the same as those of the Temple at Jerusalem. It is very probable that }mre was tlie ''House of Itiinwon" re] ferred to by Naaman ju Kings, v., 18, and that in ibis temple Ahaz sq,w the a}tar,the beauty of which SQ struck his fancy that he caused a similar one tp be built for the Temple &t Jerusii- iem. The nave and the twp side aisles oi the mosque were divided by two rows of columns, and in the middle w*e a dome called Kubbefc eu-JUsiyj pr the 4q»je of ^e Vulture, res^jji^ 9P »p oc< with, is ESfTEIUOB OP MOSQUE AT DAMOSCU& and other significant remains attested! ' the former magnificence of the mosque*'' in the construction of which 1,20) artists from Constantinople are said to have been engaged. In 1068 the mosque was-partially #67 stroycd by fire, and since that time it has dever been restored to. its-pristine' grandeur and beauty. Not the least interesting feature of the mosque xvas its series of three graceful minarets. Upon the highest of these, which reached' to nn altitude of 250' feet, Jesus, according to Moslem, tradition, Was to have descended on the day of judgment. 80 fleet the works of men Back 10 their earth again; Ancient and holy tbiuga Fade like a dream, Qrs PODIN. PANTS FOR WOMEN, Popularity of the Mnocullne Uarhiont IteoomtiiE Alarming. In Canada, perhaps ten thousand women wear trousers during tho .winter, of course with the skirt. -In this country, the popularity of tha masculine garment is growing with remarkable rapidity. The trousers are now and have been for yea'rs in use for horseback riding. The fencing costumes, also trousers, are worn without the skirt, and in the gymnasiums of the fashionable boarding- schools for young ladies trousers are worn-'exclusively 'and with excellent effect and comfort. In Europe, for the past two years, the Turkish pants are r/orn by the fashionable set fox- climbing the mountains. The sumo are worn in the Scotch Highlands by the English women. Tlie bathing- dress shows marked signs of following- the general movement, and at the French resorts last summer the most fashionable ladies appeared with the close-fitting bathing-suits with knee- trousers. The effect was a great improvement, especially when the ladies left the water there, was, no ti^t- sticking skirts to interfere with'their locomotion. At Narragansett Pier the young ladies wore the bkirt extremely short Mr. H. Corwin of Cincinnati, head of the dressmaking department at the John Shillito company, is of the opinion that in time the ladies will abandon the skirt, but not for "many, many years." He said: "I don't think the' ladies will abandon their skirts for some time to come, although the movement is surely going that way. That the ladies are wild after men's clothing there is no doubt. Now to begin with, look at this West fashion plate. There are seven figures on it for ladies' styles. Five out of tho seven are patterns after men's clothing. They have copied the men's styles in every instance, excepting the trousers, There U the one-button cutaway, the Prince Albert, tlie double breast, tho vest, Khirt collar, tie and all. It is no wonder people are talking of the women adopting pants and discarding the skirt. There is no telling what women will do, you know." A LITTLE 'Will HEROINS, from the Re- \Venr n Mutlal public tit Gov, McKinley of Ohio has discovered the identity of a little girl wl)£ last summer wagered a railway train and prevented an accident, and upon whom Mine. Jvina Collet, directress of the Society of Life Saving of France, t wishes to bestow the decoration p| the society. She is Jennie Cr^ 0 years, of a fitrmep near Will Urove, station of the ?epnsyly«nia She 4iscoyere4 a bridge near hei home. on fire and- removing her yed skirt,fl«gged the train. Oo will suggest to Mwe, Uellufc she will send him the me44 she poses to present, he will eetj reaches the little heroins, f«wl».<»Y • Says Col. TQIH Mponligh.fc Jhft to Bolivia: *>}, high, bill? hat escep^ onco. It- when I was gnvepuQr of Wyoming wa >yer» cel«bi-ij.tmg t'ourtli p| 4ul some pt her holiday- I »'§,§ • uaL4 the governor yu^bt t» »'f ttt ft M $9, 1 P,WS QO.O. an, 1 1\^ ftfl$ gone, b^/or^ a Cftvxta i««t |ft

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