The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1894 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 22, 1894
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THE TOPEE BffiSQ; MOINB8-, ALGO&A IOWA WfitJKBBDAY AUGUST 22, 1804. EKADE HAS'A BAiM OP WILL tio BILL ttavle» of trade Find* ft Promts tof Improvement—Injary to Corn a Ijcstrnlnlnf* Influence — Failures for the Vteok. NEW YofcE, Aug. 20.—JR. & thin & Weekly Review of trade says: ' l"he Sew tariff, if signed by the President as expected, provides a definite basis for business. No supplemental legislation is thought possible until flext year at least Large improve* ment has been expected from any settlement, the more because of a •vast amount of business deferred from week to week in the home Of more definite conditions. The rush of such business, or even a part of it, might easily double transactions for a time, it is not to be overlooked that the effect of new duties upon many branches of industry and trade is problematical, and may be determined only after some months of experience, and meanwhile the serious Injury to corn and some of the conditions exercise a restraining influence. It is too early to look for effects of the new situation in the great industries, but the gradual recovery which lias appeared for some time is seen in a better demand for products. Speculation in w'ool has been stopped and sales Wliich have been 0,929,750 pounds for the week'and 14,554,150 for two week? of August against 3,307,400 last year and 10,385, J500 in 1892 naturally diminished Wednesday and Thursday, as it is expected the recent advance may be lost, though 1 " no change yet "appears, Resumption by iron and steel works which were stopped by the strikes continues to depress prices of some finished products, but with more furnaces operating prices of pigiron are not lower. Comparisons given to-day show a fall in prices ranging from 20 to 44 per cent in iron and its products wnce October, 1800, which sufficiently accounts for the idleness of more than a third of the works. •Speculation in corn has been active, the price failing J cents, rising 3J^ cents, and falling 2 cents, with varying reports of injury, which in some of the states is undoubtedly severe. While western receipts in two weeks have been only 2,420,573 bushels, against 4,370,103 buthels last year, the high price explains exports of only 641,085 bushels, against 3,301,008 bushels in the same weeks last year. Pork has advanced 50 cents and lard 35 cents per 100 pounds, with justification in the injury to corn. Wheat is about 1 cent lower. Western receipts being very heavy for two weeks, 10,080,418 bushels, against 5,0-10,581 lastyear, and it is claimed that Minnesota and the two Dakotas will yield 125,000,000 bushels—the second largest yield in their history. Liabilities of firms failing in the week ending Aug. 9 are a little larger than of late, 83,394,089, of which $1,041,491 were of manufacturing and 51,003,19s of trading concerns. Full returns for July show an aggregate of $11,291,305. The failures this week have been 220 in the United States, against 4T>:, lastyear, and 45 in Canada, against :)7 last year. Fifth Special Tariff Bill Ordered. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.—The ways and means committee voted yesterday to present a fifth special tariff bill, making silver-lead ore free of duty, The Wilson bill made these ores free, but the senate bill put a duty of % of a cent a pound on them. At the meeting the democrats voted for the free silver-lead bill and the republicans against it The motion to report was carried, and Mr. Tarsney of Missouri will make the report Monday. Autl-l'roteKtiint KiotH at liclfust. BKI.FAST, Aug. io. —The celebration of the feast of the assumption has been made the occasion for a scries of riotous demonstrations in this city. The disturbances were begun by a mop of Nationalists, who first attacked and beat a party of Protestants, and then vented their wrath upon Protestant property. The residences of a number of Protestants were attacked and moro or less damaged. • lit (ho AVaIu< uf tlm Drouth. OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 20.—As a result of the exceedingly dry weather in South Platte sections the Burlington has reduced the rate on grain from Omaha to interior pomts affected bv the drouth for the purpose of giving farmers who are hard hit by hot winds a chance to buy grain to feed their stock, thus being permitted to tide over present conditions. Other railroads will follow suit;. to WORK. Ste* nt SprHSfcfieltl, IB* rtfcd Are Out. Sriu8r<3ttET,D, lit, Atig. 10.— About 250 strikers assembled at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at the Black Clamond tSoal shaft and when the men appeared for work prevailed on them to stay away,f?b» the mines. Secretary Guyman of the State Miners uhiori received wbfd from Westernville, Vermillion county, that the Kelleyville and Pawnee coal companies had violated the agreements under "which work was resumed a few weeks ago, and that the miners, 450 in number, refused to go to Work. OTTUMWA, 111., Aug. io. — The American Railway Union of this city has given up its charter, saying the or* ganisation was not what it pretended to be. DANVII,I,K, 111., Alter. 21.— The Danville and Grape Creek miners at a mass meeting last evening declared the Strike off in the Danville district. IK FASHIONS GLASS. 1PASTB IN bRESS ROPEAN EVES. EU- feohic Don't* Ithlch Mfty Meet With tbttf Atipfovnl—Bhnrtft rf«t for a Little GIM—flack Outing Suits;—A i»arl»- lau Frock. Caucus of ilcpubllcan Soimtorg, WASHINGTON, Aug. 50.—The republican senators held a caucus yesterday to consider the question of party action with reference to the appointment of a member of the finance committee and of the policy to be pursued generally with reference to the free sugar bill and other supplemental bills. The caucus lasted until o'clock and adjourned without having accomplished a great deal. The republicans claim any special tariff bill to which there is an objection will be debated until it is defeated by lack of a quorum, and that it is useless to make any attempt to secure the passage of any of those now before the senate- Reduce Wages. OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 20.—Receiver McNeill of the Oregon Railway and Navigation lines proposes to reduce the wages of all employes. He has notified the men that he considers it necessary to reduce wages and has cited the representatives of the organized men to meet him in Portland and discuss the schedule which he proposes to put into effect. The chairman will ascertain if Mr. McNeill has been given authority by the court to submit a new schedule. If not the men claim he will be in contempt. The new schedule is said to be the same that the Union Pacific proposed to put in effect, with slight alterations. Cholera Scare lu Indiana. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 30.—The state health board yesterday received news of a cholera scare in Dearborn county. The little daughter of Peter Mann of Weisherg was taken suddenly ill with symptoms of cholera and died soon after. Another child, aged 11. was taken ill Aug. 11 and died the next day. The attending physician, who reported the case to the health board, visited the family and found the mother also ill. The deaths have caused much alarm in the county, but Secretary Metcalf of the health'board is not inclined to give credence to the cholera theory. Japan Looking for a Fight. YOKOHAMA, Aug. 10.—It is officially stated that the Japanese lleet, which consists of seventeen vessels, is hunting for the Chinese lleet with the purpose of engaging it in battle. The Japanese troops in Corea have been ordered to occupy all the passes on the China-Corean frontier and prevent at all hazards the entry into Corea of Chinese reinforcements. Kefusc to Help the Democrat*. WASHINGTON, Aug 30.—The senate inance "committee met at 10 o'clock yesterday further to consider the free ugar and other separate tariff bills •eferred to it Thursday. The republican members said they could not take ,he responsibilily of reporting these jills and if the democrats desired to lave them reported they must do it with their majority. tJ ft SISTERS across the sea have b e e ii struggling with the grave j problem of tast in dress. Thei conclusions havt been printed in an English journal from which severa are here repro duced for the bene fit of those who need them. A Miss Dunlap, who seems to be a wise person, offers the following all vice: Don't adopt the latest mode, Don't trail your dress upon the road, Don't ever lace your waist too tightly, Don't wear a boot or glove unsightly, Don't wear a thing that needs repair, Don't, please, forget to brush your hair, Don't over wear too large a check, Don't show too much of snowy neck. Another student says: Don't be a slave to fashion, but rather make fashion vour handmaid. Don't follow, fashion blindly • to any of her extremes; she 1ms a way of laughing in her sleeve at fools of her own creating. Don't think because your neighbor's bonnet is becoming to her, it will nee essarily be becoming to yourself. Don't go in for quantity so much as quality in dress. One well made gown is worth half a. dozen ill-fitting ones. Don't forget that the dress of sweet seventeen is no longer becoming to the woman of forty. Don't neglect the accessories of dress; xintidy gloves, unshapely shoes, will destroy the effect of the most charming toilet Don't (unless you are possessed of great powers of self-restraint) expose yourself to the temptation of cheap sales. Don't, above all things, forget that you are a woman; she is far more attractive when seen in the flowing draperies that centuries of use have made her own than when masquerading as a man. A ft*&tot»fnl SfaSdfe Hat. Her last year's gingham gown was made over this season With embroidered frills aM insertion. It xvas »ery much up to date, "and quite satisfactory when finished. And there was a piece of gingham left over for which she had no use. On first thought it seemed destined for the rag-bag, but in the end it was converted into a fashionable shade hat for her small daaghtef. The gittgham was finely shirred to form the brim of the hat attd sewed to a Duck Outing Suits. It is safe to say that every woman can have an outing suit this summer regardless of the state of her bank ac- frame of silk covered wires. A Tarn o'Shanter-like puff formed the crown. There was also a bit of embroidery left from the gingham gown, which was used to finish the wide brim and outline the bow of gingham that adorned the hat , in front. Strings with an embroidered edge completed the hat. In color the gingham was old rose, striped with a fine white ,ine. 'Baked Turnips. One large turnip, sliced and placed n water for two hours. Then boil in lalted water until tender, drain, lay n a baking dish, dust with powdered cracker, pour over white sauce, put in a very hot oven and brown. White auce. One heaping teaspoonful of mtter and one of flour, put in a saucepan, stir until it boils, add half a pint if milk, stirring closely to blend it veil. Kxtroinely Ftirisinn. Girls of 12 should be interested in his stylish, little French frock. It is a osturne which only a French modiste could successfully evolve. A rich SAILOR HAb EARLY IN DAVS THAN NOW. Stolen Wood Mortised Into tho Keel to Make the Vessel Fautei-—fcawycrs nmi Women t.ooked at With Disfavor on Sailing; Vessel*. Texas Democrats Make u Ticket, DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 20.—The Texas democratic convention completed this much of its work and is still balloting on the state ticket: Controller, li. W. Finlay; treasurer, W. li. Wortham; iuperintendent of schools, J. M. Cur- isle; judges Supremo court, E. It. jaines, T. J. Brown, L. F. Ben man. Ohiii J-'ii«i(m C'Hndiclateg Named, Cor.i/unim, Ohio, Aug. :.'().— The fus- on convention of the populists and rgani/.ed labor of Ohio nominated the ollowing state ticket yesterday: See- etary of state, Charles R. Martin; udge of Supreme court, E. D. Stark: ommissiouer of common schools, M, . Flannery; member of board of pubic works, Joel 8, Stewart. DUCK OUTING SUITS. «t » JJATlAJlop, Wis,, Aug. ;'0.—About fifty persons were poisoned at a bau- «juet given in honor of John, Siles and wife in celebrating their golden wed^ ' North Freedom, yesterday. Pf the gueats were taken jjl and were f aved by prompt ia- The poison was jn the how it came there is a mys. 4. 45. V. Work in tlio Kant. ]{OCHKSTK«, N. V,, Aug. :.'0.-_j a , ne8 .1 Deegan of Chicago, general- or- ganiser of the American Kailway Union, has been in this csty since Tuesday night engaged in strengthen* ing the membership of the local branch and explaining- to railroad men the objects pf the organisation. JJullou am) Cook UUIIK* received hero to-day of the ))altou awl gap«s pf outlaws Jmve cousoli- d»{.ed ana number twelve persons, Precautions have b<sen ttiken against count. Duck is an admirable material for the outing gown, and in price it is most accommodating. A ready-made skirt and jacket of cotton duck may bo purchased for 81,70. The suits are much better looking than their price would imply. They come in white, speckled with dark blue or red dots, or they are dark in color, crossed with a fine hair stripe Duck oiiting stats not much better looking, but wan-anted to fit to perfection, can be bought for 83,50. Then come the linen duck suits at hig-her prices; those with the silk finish are more expensive still. r';tHhiou Notes. New parasols are made of insertion and silk, with full ruftles. Double skirts ure seen on some of tho pew costumes. An extremely ugly one is made in points that extend almost to tho hem of the skirt One model is of thin material, the overskjrt portion being of lawii. Every breath of wind tosses the long, stringy points about, and suggests many dangers in.the- way of getting caught u.s one goes about. Bathing costumes occupy the attention of njany of the fashionables. A novelty is made of bright red serge, wi$h sleeves and waist tvimnied with wnite. A white sash with embroidered and, i'rjngect ends is knotted about the waist. The Jacket o,f embroidery or Jute is worn with dresbes Q | tt n sorts- A incuUfleaViou of this fctyle, wl»ioh ujuouuts to a trimming, shows the jacket fronts with sections of tho 'merely meeting over the ' luce insertion outlines the teal pu either side, forma the collar and flnishes the epaulette of creppn which pvfrshadowe the pufl! of the silk A waistbapd pf tlxe silk joins can 600, how can tip?" js the slab- object in view." "What is if?" "I wleth pf thoir sailors. Ships' bolls want to prevent the rest of you from wore blessed, and to-day if u mis- slandering me." "O, youmpan thiua* take in their striking is made by a J r o« never like to see your friends en i« Kut JU-uil «Q, — qtye Siamese lef fttipft kove say there the dark blue, mucli-crimpled erepon is the material used. The skirt is full and plain, but the waist is a much-trimmed affair. It is made of erepon, with a narrow vest of glace silk. In color the silk blends exquisitely shades of violet, old rose and green, the latter color predominating. Lieutenant J. i). Je—pia Kolley gives an interesting chapter of "Superstitions of the Sea" in the Century. After studying them fairly well, he doubts if modern sailors are more superstitious than any other class with equal training and opportunities. In earlier days superstition was as much a part of every ship as tho water sho was to float in; for it entered with the wood scarfed into her keel, and climbed to the flags and garlands waving at her mastheads; it ran riotously at her launching, controlled her name, her crew, and cargoes; it timed her days and hours o( sailing, and convoyed her voyages. It summoned apparitions for her ill-fortune, and evoked portents and signs for her prosperity; it made winds blow foul or fair; governed her successful ventures and arrivals, and when her work was done, promised a port of rest somewhere oil the shores of Fiddler's Green, where all ffopd sailors rest eternally, or threatened foul moorings deep in tho uncanny locker of Davy Jones of ballad memory. In many countries stolen wood was mortised into Uie keel, as it made tho ship sail faster at night; though if the first blow struo.t in fashioning this keel drew fire, the ship was doomed to wrejk upon her maiden voyase. Silver, usually a coin, placed in the mainmast-step went for lucky ventures, and misguided indeed was the owner who permitted any of the unlucky timbers to enter into the construction. Something of the ceremonious character given to launchings survives to this day; where of old ships were docked with flowers and crowns of leaves, JIags now flutter; the libation poured on the deck, the purification by tho priest, the anointing with egg and sulphur, find their exemplars in the well-aimed and wasted magnums whieh are shattered in the receding cut-water as the craft, released from the ways, slips, well greased, into . the sea; the jar of wine put to his lips by the captain, and then emptied on deck, the cakes and ale set before the craw, the stoup of wine offered to passers-by on the quay, and the 7'efusal of which was an evil omen—all are realized in these sadder lustrums by the builder's feast in the mold-loft. Lawyers, clergymen and women are over looked at with disfavor on sailing ships as sure to bring ill- luck—lawyers, undoubtedly, from the antipathy of sailors to the class, a dislike so pronounced that "sea- lawyer" is a very bitter term of reproach, and "land-shark" is a synr onym. Clergymen—priests and parsons—are unlucky, probably because of their black gowns and their principal duty on shipboard—that of consoling tho dying and burying the dead—though possibly because the devil, the great storm-raiser, is their especial enemy, and sends tempests to destroy them. Women—who may reason out their unpopularity? save that a ship is the last place for them, or perhaps because of the dread of witches; for of all spell- workers in human form none is so dreaded us the female brewers of hell-broth. Li Ice the priests of the middle ages, they can raise a prime quality of storm by tossing sand or stones in the air, and, like Congreve's Lapland sorceress, are supposed to live by selling contrary winds and wrecked vessels. Certain families could never get sea-employment under their own surnames, or even such members as were born with cauls, for they were tabooed, barred; and many animals •hares, pigs, and black cats, for example—could neither be carried nor mentioned on shipboard, .save under very stringent conditions. Soar- borough wives kept a black cat in the house to assure their husbands' lives at sea; but on voyages every black cat carried a gale in her tail, and if: she became unusually frolicsome a storm was sure to follow. Years ag'O, on board the flagship Franklin, up the Mediterranean, wo had a yarn that illustrated a survival of the antipathy to certain forms of animal life. Two old quartermasters wore hoard during the morning watch exchanging in the cockpit dismal experiences pf their dreams tho night before. One was particularly harrowing, for the narrutor wound up with, "And I .say, Hill, I was never so uf eared in my life; when i woke up it seemed as true as day, and I was all of a tremble lice an asp on a leaf." "What's that?" said the other. "Pipe clown; don't mention that reptile; bo's a hoodoo on shipboard. .Figureheads were at first images >f gods, and later of saints and sett- lieroes, anil were held in high reverence, and tho eyes glaring from eacli aow of a Chinese junk enable the to voyage intelligently—for IIP have two eyes, how can see? No can see, how can do?" js the ship-' wleth of thuir sailors. an auspicious quarter, and the" wittd blew with the fprce, and from tb.6 directipn, necessary fpr the spell* the blile bell was bound to make a complete circle, and ring out nine bells stridently. Of course no rn& ever heard or ought to hear nine bells at sea, for eight bells are as fixed itt limit as the decalogue; but" 1 this was promised. Whether the conditions failed tp coordinate, I cannot say, but though the bell wa» watched by all sorts and conditipns pf men, the occult ceremony Was never performed for our benefit. Is it necessary to add that by report it was a common event in the other ships mentioned? HAlLSfONE HECORDS BEATEN* Pebble. 1 ) and FroffK Found in lingo (.'hunks, of Ice by Costa Itlcftns. A gentleman connected with Mitseo Nacional, (national museum) at fian Jose, Costa llica, in a private letter printed by tho Atlanta Constitution, tells a graphic atory of the wonderful hailstorm which recently visited the southwest coast of that Central American<rcpublic. His letter, in part, is as follows: "The cloud came almost directly from the west and was blacker than the proverbial 'Egyptian darkness.' We are now well used to tropical storms, with their accompaniments of real thunder and lightning, something grander than the folks in old Missouri have ever seen or heard, but in this case it seemed a thousand squalls, hurricanes and cyclones combined in pne. All of a sudden there was a terriblo roaring- and splashing in the bay near the camp. I have since thought that the only thing that it could bo compared with would be a shower o£ bricks and cobble-stones falling into the ocean. We had hardly time to take shelter in an immense hollow guavo when that portion of the cloud which was dumping its immense load of ice into the salty water veered to the northwest and crossed to the treeless tract of mountains- lying over toward Hanfeta. It was not a hailstorm in tho grand, true: ense of tho word—it was simply an., awful precipitation of thousands of tons of ice from the clouds. Some of these lumps war j not larger than one's fist, but the majority of them, were larger than full-sized building- bricks, and one which buried itself in the sand near our camp kettle on. the beach was a jagged, throe-cornered mass of ice weighing twenty-three pounds an hour and a half after the storm clpuds had passed. As one of the boys afterwards remarked: 'It seemed as if the cloud had been frozen solid to a depth of about six or eight inches and then suddenly knocked to pieces and thrown to the earth.' But few pf the ice chunks bore the least resemblance to ordinary hailstones; all were jagged and of irregular form, the majority of the pieces containing some foreign substance, such as a ball of earth, wads of rotten leaves, sand, fish, and frog spawn, etc. The head of a dead sutifish was found in one piece and a half-dozen or u dozen slabs' gathered up and put into our- water jar yielded twp live and one dead frog, a mass of kelp, or seaweed, three small pebbles, a seashell and some queer black seeds about the size of buckshot." International IMurrlago Itureau. It is purposed to establish an international marriage bureau, with headquarters in Berne, for the purpose of regulating marriages between natives of different countries and so doing away with the anomalies and cruelties which at present too often result from marriages .be« tween aliens. Longest Street Hallway. With the completipu of the street railway line between Lowell and Haverhill, Mass., a line of forty-two miles is made, becoming- what 3s called the longest continuous street railway in the country. SONS OF ADAM. prisons, bui-y a equivalent to whale in the Iceland contains neither policemen or watchmen. Two sexton beetles will mole in an hour, a feat two men interring- a same length of time. The wisest saying uttered by the wisest man of Greece was, "Know thyself." Next to that should stand this—Be true to thyself. Be true? Wisdom and truth are twins. The readers and correspondents of a Norwegian newspaper, have been sending- the names of (.heir favorite works to tho editor. Charles DieKens is the most popular of foreign writers. "Uod has written 'honest man' on his face," said a friend to Jen-old, speaking of a person in whom .'lei-* rold's faitli was not altogether blind. Humph!" Jen-old replied; "then the pen must have been a very poor one." A body of "Sahara troops" is to be raised by France for service in her arid African possessions, where the heat .is fatal to French soldiers. They arc to consist mainly of natives of those regions, but tho'officers will be Frenchmen. "1 notice," said one lady to another, that at our social gatherings you are always tlio last one |p leave." "J know it," was tho reply; "I have! »» object in view." "What stupid messenger-boy, they struck backward tp break the spoil. In one sliip tP which 1 was attached tlio b»U had come down tP us from .he Ticondoi'Otfa. through tne Tljotis, [ think, and was supposed tp be indoi'tho epeoiftl contrpl of a blue piri!ipfni|Bohlof. Why tho blue spirit indulge in. such, vagaries is h.i»$ iri the middle pf p .«^ft^», vvfrgn. |]ie ^pott rydo Ju the- friends themselves." l j eoplo accustomed, to rise in morning weak and languid will tho cause in the imperfect secretipu of.. wastes, which many times iniiy b.e remedied by drinking » full tumbler ot w«Uu- before retiring. This very uiuterhiljy assists in the process dur- night, and leaves the tissues thw ••^! - ..*('*)..1*1 > ATI

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