The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 19, 1894 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 19, 1894
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Pg£| JPl^sg-'y)" - >H •-„!?' ' > , ; W.|f^,W S??' ^ V /-..- 4 -":*^^"- • ;' = "-; '--V;'- -V" ; ; i?i •*."'• "• * ' • ir • -" jtffitfs N5 bRAWBACkS, DIM MOHfES! ALQONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER IB. 1894. ot YoftK, Sept. ia^-ft. G. Bun's Revietv of Trade says: "BUsl' fcess has met With no setback this Week, and continues larger than earlier in August and larger than a year ago, directly after the panic. Loss in some directions is explained been 201 iti the United States, afftiflit 314 last Jreaf, ftfld 44 ifl Cait- Irnmighint* Must ray ii» . Carlisle has issued a circular calling the attention of cdltedtorS of cttstbtnS td the fact that on and after Oct. 1 the head Money collected from immigrants should be $1 instead of 60 cents. After July It 1895, all money connected with immigration tvill be turned into the treasury. In the meantime the secretary of the treasury is directed by the sundry civil act to report a- plafl for the reorganization of the immigration bureau, Which will thereafter be provided tot in a regular appropriation bill HOW HE WAS WHAt AND HIM, IWHbttHon That Overtook A Man In A Hrftntlful VII! a£6 of the 8t**r* Rind to—the TUaek \Vittfcs that flapped Over tti« Mead. CORNELIUS VANDERBILT, HEAD OF THE MILLIONAIRE "FAMILY. The man from whose counsels much is expected in unraveling the tangled skein of Willie K Vanderbilt's domestic affairs is Cornelius Vanderbilt, the head of the family. He is altogether a different stamp of man from his gay brother. Cornelius is a church man and is foremost in every good and charitable work in New York city. In business he seems to have inherited the genius of his grandfather, the commodore, for whom he was named. Cornelius is the eldest son of William EL Vanderbilt. He was born on Staten Island, Nov. 27, 1843. He received as thorough an education as could be gained from tutors and in private schools until he was 16 years old, when the hard, practical business sense of Ms grandfather, instilled into the mind of William;!!., his father, was brought to bear upon the young man's training and he was put at work as a clerk. His.home on Fifth avenue is one of the handsomest private residences in the world. Mr. Vanderbilt's fortune is estimated far above the one-hundred-million mark, but to capitalize his income on a fair interest basis it would represent nearly $300,000,000. Mr. Vanderbilt applies himself closely to business and personally directs the many railroad enterprises of which he is the head. In manner he is quiet but affable, entirely free from affectation, and is to the world a thoroughgoing business man. by crop reports, for the most favorable estimates of exports put the loss of corn as about 400,000, 000 bushels, whereas the government report is by some interpreted as meaning a loss of 1,000,000,000 bushels, The opinion < of the trade does not favor the official estimate, and the price has not risen at all during the week; though receipts have been very small, exports have practically ceased, and all realize .that the shrinkage of 400,000,000 bushels is serious, if it proves to be no greater, since it must affect prices of meats for a year or more. Pork'is .unchanged, but lard has risen 30 cents per 100 pounds. Nor are official reports encouraging- as to wheat Western receipts in two weeks have "been 11,184,687'bushels, against 10,- t>?4,761 last year, and Atlantic exports only 2,074,790, against 5,108.503 last year, and the price is one-half cent lower. Considerable injury is officially reported to cotton, but few expect less than 8,500,000 bales, which is more than enough, and the price is a sixteenth lower. The great increase in jron production, which was noted as following the removal of coke difficulties, is measured " by the capacity of fur- naces'in blast Sept, 1—namely: 151,113 tons, against 115,350 Aug. 1, and the - unsold stocks also decreased 35,384 tons during the montn- The output thus rises to 30 per cent of a full production, but the consumption way be .Jess, as the main increase in output was near the end of August and the prices have since weakened a little—.Bessemer jron to $11,4o at Pittsburg, while gray forge sells at »9, S5. Barbed wire is a shade -weaker, but other »rjces unchanged. , "Lea* is depressed by foreign offers ftt 3.3 cents. Shipments of shoes from Boston in two weeks have been 10S,« cases, against 10M50 last year, priced gpods the market hag not been as bare for years, while , purchase from stocks or for quick reflect depletion of etogks ROBERT J. THE GREAT. . 4fy .goads, the r»sb ef having abated, and t9 de» ot,e- jn C,ottpn. The Pacing: Champion Lowers His Kecord to 3:01 1-8. TEBBB HAUTK, Ind., Sept. 1 5—Yesterday was a record-breaking day at the four-cornered track. Three records fell before the speed of the flying contestants and another was equaled. The.following broke the records: Robert J. reduced the world's pacing record from -2:03^ to 2:01^. John B. Gentry reduced the stallion pacing record of 3:05^, previously held by Direct, to 2:03%. Carbonate, the 3-year-old colt, by Superior, reduced his own record from 2:10 to 2;09. For a few hours this record was also shared by the 2-year-old Direct colt, Directly, who also paced a mile against time in 3:10. The trotting queen Alix also went against the record of 3:04, held by herself and Nancy Hanks, but the game little mare was a trifle sore from her record'equaling mile of Wednesday, and 8:04^ was the best sne could do. Jack Curry also sent the great pacing stallion Joe Patchen against, the pacing stallion record of 2:05^ and re» duced it to 3:04, which would have been the record had not John R. Gen. try reduced it an hour before to 2:03%, ASK HELP FOR MINERS. John McBriao Says Several Thousand Minors Are Starving-. COJ.VMBV8, Ohio, Sept J5.--Accord- ing to a circular letter sent out by President John MeUride of the United Mine Worker there are 4,500 striking coal jniners in the country who are starving, and he recommends that employed miners contribute 5 cents per ton to their support Of these, be says, 2.QOQ »re j» the Massillon! Ohio, district; 900 in the Deptpn, Ky,, district; in the Pittsburg, Pa-i district, and aoo at White w«H, Tenn. The Mussillon miners have been idle since last February yes.lsting a proposed reduction ef J5 cents per ton. The Pittsburg wej»t to wprfe tO'day, need, nq, An awful crime had been committed at Otftiz. The Wealthy Juan Perett, 'he whom everybody liked, bad been found dead at bid own door, and there was no trace of the murderer. It was old Manuel) the Ifadian, who found the body, ttad when he gave the alarm a groat superstitious fear seized all the people as they flocked from the doors of theif low adobe houses into the hot streets of the Mexican village. Where was the' murderer, and who could he be that would kill such a good old man? And rob him, too. That was the worst of it And the people made Up their minds that no punishment was too severe to be inflicted on the murderer—when they found him. The good padre, who buried the murdered man out in the desolate graveyard of sand and cactus, where the sun was so hot it cracked all the wooden "crosses, said a prayer that the villain might be brought to justice. But he had little hope that it would bo. A month passed and poor old Juan was almost forgotten. His house was still unto nan tod. Th'e padro had taken charge of it and regularly fed tho many animal pets that Juan had taken such an interest in. They seemed to mourn the loss of their master more than the people to whom he had been so good. The' murderer was still unknown. Far away from -Ortiz, in a beautiful village of the Sierre Madre, a young man had been trying for weeks to forget something—trying to convince himself .that he had not committed a great crime. He had plenty of gold and the love of u beautiful maiden U he could only forget. Yes, forget that he had killed his father. lie could forget if it was not for that strange vvhirrinjj sound like the flapping of wings that conatantly haunted him. He first heard it just as he struck the fatal blow and since then it has never ceased, day or night. "I'm sure it has nothing to do with tho killing of the old man," said Leonard to himself, but somehow the whole scene would come up before him. Again he was riding along the road to eee the father ho had deserted years ago. He was not going because he wanted to see tho good old man, but because he wanted money. Money he must have at any cost. It was long past midnight when he knocked at the door and his father came out to greet him. His father was glad to see him, Leonard remembers distinctly, and when ho asked for money took out a bag and gave him a good quantity of gold. But it was not enough—he must have it all. It was such an easy thing to do. Only a thrust with the knife as the old man turned to go back into the house after bidding him farewell, and the gold was his. But what was that whirring sound? Leonard's brain was in a whirL The sound was everywhere. Surely it was his father's ghost. Angels had wings, and the old man's spirit muat be passing through the-room. "Whirr, whirr." "Let me out of this, I don't want the gold," and Leonard flung .the bag of yellow coin out of the window. Over the hills and mountains ho sped, ho knew not where. But the sound was with him. Again he was in the street before his father's house, Oh, if the old man were only alive he could surely prevent the terrible sound. Somebody was coming, but Leonard hid in a shadow until they passed. "Anyhow, they don't know I did it," he thought. "Whirr, whirr—flap, flap." This time it was closer than it had been before. Surely that was a dark form fiying through the air, "I'm not a bit frightened," the murderer thought,.. trembling in every limb. The dark form in the air drew nearer and nearer and the flapping, whirring sound was fast and furious. ••Keepaway, fiends!"yelled Leonard, and he thought he saw a dark, wicked form with cloven foot and spiked tail, He covered his face with Ws hands and screamed in ngony, The dark form came nearer, ••Me>py,'jneroy!" he howled. "Aw- f\il forma of darkness, keep away, It was not J who killed him." The flapping and whirring were close to him, and Leonard could see a pair of dark wings spread as if to enfold him. He struck out with his hand and struggled wildly, but the wings came closer and closer; he felt claws scratching his face and heard wings beating the ail'. Surely the had- him- A pain shot through his everything grew biapk, and seemed as, if the flames of hell seething around him, UQ ceased etruggUner, fell to the gi-ownd aad lay still in death/ The next morp« ing the people af Qj-yz found him, Iviog ifl the ganje spot where bis father's 49«d body bad bean . ajm,o,8$' crazy ' the eagle had aethifig fd the -death ot Leonard, at ifi What the fradre-aaid. : A BIG BITE. that And the triali Took fioy afld All to ttt« Bdttoin. Fishing id an entertaining paatima along the Fac'ine coasli for" a large number of , small fry. Even gray- haifed did fellows, ftf tned with l-odls and lines, ate to be seen in fair days at points ot vantage along the doeka Tom cod add, sea eels are caught itt great humbefs, while once in a while a horribld appearing ratflsh is hauled ih. These ratflsk look like a cross between a Chinaman and the devil, and are armed with two sword-like fins, Which protrude from the sides of the head like a French dude's mustache. The sWorde are from two te five inches in length, according to the size of the fish, and are very strong, having a point as sharp as a needle. Woe be to the unlucky fisherman who is stuck by a ratflsh, for the Wound smarts and pains dreadfully, One day a gang of tough looking street arabs were, fishing off the embankment in the Northern Pacific switching yard at Tacoma, and an old gentleman with a benevolent countenance and long, gray whiskers was much interested in tho sport. Not seeing any fish landed the old man asked one of the urchins, G us Sampson: "What are jou fishing for, my boy?" "B'tes," answered the kid, with a fiendish grin. At the same instant, as if by divine providence, the old man was avenged, for there was such a gigantic bite on that boy's line that boy, pole, line and all were yanked off the dock and pulled out of sight into the water. In a few moments Gus rose to the surface with his mouth, •ears, eyes and nose full of mud. . He struck out for shore, while the pole, which still floated on the surface, darted off at a lively speed in an opposite direction. Two Indians happened along in a canoe ' and they gave chase to the pole. They finally overtook it, and after half an hour's tedious work succeeded in landing an immense rook cod, which had in some mysterious manner been hooked in the tail. The cod weighed twelve pounds and three ounces and was bought by the benevolent old gentleman with the long gray whiskers. Ruthor Atnblcruoua. The average woman considers a baby carriage a month before she buys one. It is the little suggestion which turns the possible customer in the direction of any pirtioular store or article. This suggestion is generally the advertisement, which forces into the mind a not yet recognized, desire. If the advertisement continues it is sure to strengthen and to fan into life the germ which it planted the first time it was aeon. — Farm, Machinery. Will Walt a Little Longer. Two children of New Brunswick, N. J., fell in love with each other and eloped. They tried to induce every justice of the peace and every minister in Perth Amboy to perform the marriage ceretnony.but although the girl, who is 14 years old, tried to give herself a more mature appearance, had 'lengthened her dress and fastened up her hair, all refused and the youthful couple finally decided to return home and wait a few yeara. Occupation. ••Hello!" said the waves to tho bathing suit, "what are you doing now?l' ••Oh, traveling on my shape," replied the bathing suit.—Truth. OF COWJJA00. if t§ UNgAfttHEb fiV f HE ROSE BROf HERS. fll6 t)fOB(lfnl Stt§plcldtt Excited by tti6 Sight of & \Vomrttl's Mrtlt Cut off 6tffe»6tl O*er ths MbB*—fbe 4otd by the Prospector. ETCHINGS AND ECHOES. The largest bronze statue in the world is that of Peter the Great at St. Petersburg. Its weight is about 1,100 tons. Some Wheeling- people have been found who were ablo to beat the gas meter by running the gas around it in a rubber tube. Miss A. M. Hicks has been principal of Clinton college, Kentucky, for twenty years, but she has just been discharged for beitfg a faith cure believer. * There has not been a total eclipse of the sun, at London since 1715, and Professor ifolden says there will not be another until after the twenty- first century. Coffee planting was formerly the most important single industry of .Ceylon; now tea is the leading article of export, having risen from £3,000 worth in 1878 to over £1,000,000 two years ago. The lawyer's tout has become such a nuisance in Louisiana that a bill has been passed at Baton Rouge making it a felony for any court officer to pro' cure or solicit legal business for any attorney at law under the expecta* tion or promise of pay by such attorney, Another "wooden wall of Old ISng* land' 1 is doomed. The old sixty-four- gun battleship Benbow, which took parfe i» the bombardment of S, t- Jeau in 1840, and 'has of late years pployed as a noting coal de* pot in Sheerness harbor, has been so|d ^nd will be broken up. B, J. £ has registered a trade, lorftnew " etey, MJ wbipb Jalnolis. substituted the ------ The Black mountain mystery of Colorado has been brought to light through the medium of three Philadelphians, Who were out prospecting in that region. The scene of the mystery is in Park county, about 165 miles from Denver, thirty miiea from the railroad and fifty miles from any railroad station, in a section absolutely void of inhabitants, , but plentifully irrigated, and re- • ported rich in minerals. Professor i R. A. I?. Penrose of Chicago university, determined with his brother, Spencer Penrose and Charles L. Tutt, to start from Cripple Creek with light baggage and explore and prospect in the Black mouatain district for a week or more, says the Philadelphia Times. The results of the expedition are best told in the professor's own words. "I presume wo had gone about forty miles in our two days' jaunt when wo entered the terrible bloody canyon, where years before fighting bands of Indians had scattered each other's life blood on the walls. This canyon opens into the Black mountain district, and seeing nothing there to warrant our prospecting we pushed on to find a favorable spot in the open for camping. It was about 6 o'clock in tho afternoon, we had left the canyon about two miles behind us and had reached the top of a mesa, when beyond and below ua, in a remarkably fine country, we saw a good-sized and rich-looking house. It was a aurprise to all of us. Wo rode to the entrance of the drive, and the broken gateway and half- down fence told their story. Riding on through wo approached the house, to find the front door open as well as aoveral windows, but not a sign of life. "Directly in front of us on entering the hall were two rows of book shelves, covered with dust and holding only about a dozen musty books. Two I'oorns opened to the right and left reapectivoly from this hafl staircase. The one to the right had evidently been used as a library or a den. of some sort. Built in tha wall was a mineral cabinst containing some of its specimens, while the rest were thrown all over the floor. On the wall wera a riding crop, a pair of foils and masks, and a mirror. It was decidedly strange, not another bit of furniture outside of a rug adorned this dust covered room. Wo walked out into the. hall again and into the other room, and it/was there we got our surprise. ••%. ' : \ "In the center of the <3oor\ lay ong- tresaea of brown hail-, aurely a woman'a. Two strands of the hair were thick and pressed together. They looked aa if they bad-been a double handful aqueezod up and thrown there, and the ends were cut in a jagsred manner by a dull knife. Well, we had come there for mineral, not murder, and the whole acene was appalling. We didn't stop to investigate further,'but concluded that the open country several miles beyond would suit us better for bunking out that nip-lit. It was getting dark outside, but we had good opportunity for seeing kitchen utensils scattered all over the -ground. Expensive things they -ha'dcbeen, but were now covered w^th rust. We took a peep into the barn. It was as deserted and ghastly looking as the houae. It was after we Tiad eaten our supper and sat down in our blankets before the fire, about 9 o'clock I imagine, that tho breaking of a twig close by brought us all to our feet. It was a prospector like ourselves, with his burro loaded up with his outfit and his only burden a Winchester. •"Hello, partners; what luck?' When asked how the new camp looked he became communicative, if not encouraging, and questions and answers brought us up to the inter, esting one to us—that deserted house. " 'Well, boys,' said our visitor, •! don't know much about that ratty old house, and care d— less. You see, I watched it four yeara ago over by Sherman's, that's about two miles over the mountains. J saw it go up and the owner was always around. He was one of them English dude ar< rangements, wore an overgrown cap and yellow boots—a kind of a sport. Never took no notice of nobody. Had one of them God Almighty airs with him. Sheraan and me were on the range that year, that is the year she atrievd. She was a "byte" sure. He had lived out here and got the house up, and spent money on it, for they hauled the stuff from Balfouv and Alma. Then he left for three months and came back and she was with him- I've seen them' many a time riding together, and d— me, I never saw such hair as that gal had. It was just about two years ago this spring, they both skipped Qod knows where. Some- gay .they didn't skip. Tbat's not my business- At any rate another Bag-, Ushman; an old fellow, put in an ap* aud thftt's the }ast of the y0«ng fellow awd tha,* girl with the 80.9 loojjce. ;< N0w eora© say the old her husband, and she had skipped with -that KjjgUsb, legging dude and the old man. had followed that' . ,„ , I ,W9 u Wn,'t put up _..._ that sbftBty 1 QY9V sight lop all the ksJd i» polQi-MQj ipf tbf> 4 whiffo- They use a tobaeeo is-, crtll extremely fine, and 1061 mora like light blond hair thatt thittg else. It is a very _ quality, BoWeVer. The JapS takd Whiff of Smoke and inhale iti letfltlg it pass out through the 1 nostrils* They rarely fimoke mote thaii pipeful at a time. • And CHARLIE Taking is NERVOUS, to ttu om Along Hillned HIS - "I don't think,'* said the ffifl With the sailo- hat, "that you used Chat'lift right. There he had gone to a lot of expense getting ready to maPry^yOtl > and you had not given him aa inti* '' mation that you had any ofchef tnought than that of becoming hi* "• wife. Then you threw htm ovef ifc a minute. You've broken his heart and I know it." "Well," said the girl with the silk waist, "I'm sure I thought 1 wanted-' to marry him, but I just couldn't. You wouldn't either if you had gone through with what I did." "Tell ma," said the girl with the , sailor hat, imperatively. . . ' , ' "You See, Charlie is nervous. I think he is a good deal of a coward, too, but that didn't matter much. Only one day he. told me, that it was- necessary for him to go to the dentist's and have some teeth fixed, and he said he just couldn't bear the* idea. He talked so much about the pain and all that sort of thing that ~ I.told him I would go along and. cheer him Up. He said that that would be just splendid, and that with me around he was sure he could stand all . sorts of pain without a- whimper. t We went up to the dentist's last Saturday afternoon. We had to wait a good while in the- ante-room, but Charlie didn't seem to mind it much. I really think that, my being there made him feel better, and I was glad of it. "The time came for him to go into>the operating room, and he went in, first squeezing my hand and telling- me to etay there until he came out. I sat over near the door and could x hear the convereatlon. The dentist, took one of those horrid pokey little- things and pried around in Charlie's- mouth. Then he said there were two teeth that , would have to beuA't pulled. I heard Charlie give a great gasp, and he asked the dentist to let me come in the room and stay there until the teeth were out. I didn't want to a bit, but I went for Charlie's- sake. When I went in there was- Charlie lying back in the chair with his mouth wide open and I was- shocked. He is a fairly good-looking; fellow usually, but with that mouth, open-he is a fright. I couldn't endure living with a man who looked like that, so I just left the place and sent Charlie back the ring." • Tomb of the Builder of Uubel's Tower.. In the year 588, A. D., while workmen were> engaged in trenching the- salt mines in Prussia, they unearthed a triangular building in which ' was. a column of white marble. At the* side of the column was a tomb of freestone and over it a slab of affate inscribed with these words whiohv were in Latin: "Here Rest the> Ashes of Pelog, Grand Architect of the Tower of Babel. The Almighty- had pity ou him because he became- humble." Proving His Genuineness. "Is that a real Englishman of title- that is devoting himself to Mis* Goldcoin?" ••Yes." "Can you tell by the way he drops- his h's?" "No, by tho way ne tries to pick up the V'B and x'e."—Inter Ocean, FACTS AND EVENTS. Tho annual rainfall of St. Louis ia said to be 43 inches; of London, 35; of New York, 43, Washington is to have a museum. for all sorts of curious life saving appliances, including the earliest kinds of life boats, rockets and life pro- servers. Aluminum drums are proving most successful in the Prussian military bands. Not only are they lighter tban'the ordinary kind, but they are- said to give out a much fuller and richer sound. Prof. Dewar has demonstrated thqtfc metals augment their magnetic quail* ties and increase in strength by dim-r inution of temperature. Jron at 180> degrees can endure double its normal tensile strain, There is an old landmark on the- Marietta & North. Georgia railroad. neap Blijay, whics is often pointed out to passengers,' It is a grave o» tde side of a steep hill. Over it a little wooden house has been built, an^ a lightning rod is attached to either end. Consular reports show that the eos* sumption of Egyptian cotton by the. New England cotton mills has grp,wa froi» nothing ten years agotonjQre than 40.QOO large bales, corresponding- in weight to oo.opo American bales, and approximately valued at $V juiee.sq.ueezed in California, treated w>tl> ft preservative process and sent E as t by the JwwUte £35 i» earthen jugs containing from half a gallop tq ten gallons, ft , to uJedf gj ftli sorts qf doinebtio purposes, fop lemonade a*d for making mixed drinks a* th'e bar and in ! pf the smviosities, of oanon, Wyoming j|

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