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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 19, 1894
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tifC etrWUn'i lieu by WINS tt§ vrsit, the WBs« to H6ftHe«st the Vill k is be ta&tag -up ea tt® M flfe* ¥« is j d» aoi laww ivire&er 1 18 Is ol ihe fsefeht titattaft and the bpfiseiineiioe of lhcon£rt»<yf«ly tb§ (frdttfftti week ffo'tti oaf excellent observatory at. trouble was brewing dttwn on the i td the south and, east, afad abbat tne Nd i tybhoott signal Was The news respecting ths Wfis iadeflnlte, but the villain i supposed to be moving northWestj fed dir&etly for ns. Saturday,up lent signal No. S, and in the afternoon m 8, atid id the evening No. 4. Still verythjng was calm and peaceful, and saaday morning dawned pleasant but "* the exception of a haze. JEarly in be forenoon up went signal No., 6, chla only three front the worst one Sat can be pat up—No. 8, and now ev- Jybody began to get ready for the in* Risible monster. All tho steamers and ] ia the river put out extra cables, |Pe former got tip steam, No craft uy kind were permitted to go out of »•.*!« fifer, and the fleet of ships in the K bay appeared to bo putting out their |, spare anchors. Still everything was |>' calm, bat the haze thickened, and low •i sand clouds began to sail in from tho , China sea. v '. ( Just after wo finished tiffin, at our little seaside house, our gaze was riv- jketed on a native coming down the street, ~J dressed in a black coat, with shirt hang- K1 -- otlt beneath, in true Philippine ous- i, and wearing white trousers and a pp, tall hat. He carried a sort of decorated onno, marched down the center of the p street and gave utterance to solemn sen- jjjtiments in a deep, musical voice. In f-, short, he was the official crier to herald - the coming typhoon, and as ho marched • along the bells in the old church rang |'put a 1 Wild, warning plea. Tho natives « Opposite us hastily began to sling ropes •„ over the roofs of their light uipa shan- ' ties, and ono of tho English fellows who lives just back of us had already stretched good sized cables over the tall, sloping tin roof of his domicile. A 1 sort of hush prevailed, and then sudden gusts began to blow in off the bay. Tho scud olouda increased and appeared to ; :bo in a terrible rush. The roar of the .surf became louder and louder, and one after another of our oyster shell windows had to be shut. The typhoon was : advancing slowly, but its course was Our 8 o'clock dinner passed, and now the wind began to howl. Before going ,to bed'we moved out of our little parlor , such valuables as might be most missed by being carried through the air, in case our roof came off, and wont to bed amid a terrific din. Sleep was impossible. Our house trembled like a blushing brido before the altar, and for a triumphal exit—wedding march—the tin was suddenly ripped off our secondary rain shed roof like so much paper. Great . pieces of tin were slapping around and ;> up against the house, and would have ,. sawed a head or'hand'off had one attempted to poke itself outside. At'8:80 -, a, m. we took a look into tho "sala." No glass would have stood the gusts that came pouncing in from the bay, but our oyster shells did not yield. The ' uoiso outside was deafening. The house • hung together, and wo were thankful v that we were not off in the bay. The wind lulled in tho early morning, and at 9 a. m. came some of the most terrible changes of wind, tho deadliest squalls and most terrific blowings I ever felt. Down came all the wires in the main street; over went half a dozen .nipason one side of us; crack, bang, broke off some groat venerable trees. The street was a mass of wreckage as far as we could see, and few signs of life were visible. All the rest of the day the winds blew most fiercely, but we could see that tho center of the typhoon was passing off to the northwest. I sallied out in the afternoon and managed to keep along behind the houses and reached •the Liineta, where all the lamps bent their heads, with broken glass, and Where the huge waves were flying far up into the air as they dashed against the sea wall. The clumps of fishing and bathing houses were battered in pieces, aj}d thpse which weren't minus, roofs a.nd sides were washed up into the road as mere driftwood, The natives were put grabbing logs, while the fishermen's families were crouching behind a stone wall watching their wrecked "barns" and were sitting on their saucepans, furniture and babies tp keep them from Sailing skyward, The vessels out in the bay were throwing the snrf high over their bows, One of them seemed to be ashore and her stern very near the breakers, A steamer had broken adrift and a, into another, losing all her anchors qhain, But all things have an end, and at night the winds and rains subsided, The typhoon was wide in diameter, aad. eg was not as destructive as the one in J883, ', After the typhoon came the floods, and the river overflowed and 8900(04 all the Adjaoeat low wintry, The water CPV- ejeJtlW road to theplubto the depth pf th_?ee feet, and two of my friends were " ' drowned by trying to drive when *". bare rowed,. Tbepporppny into the, field, in the, dark' by»jstak,e, into eight feetpf water * -" The bpys nearly got trap, but Managed tp As it was, oae had ' "Which Bight, with their tottltitoloY jtapobs aSS trousers, had the effect not been partly Spoiled by the horrible deformity of their feet sqaeezed into mibroscoplo shoes. 1 possess a pai* of these shoes as Wotn by a mandarin's Wife, and tho length of thenl*iB oaly 8 Inches. Toward boon We reached Ya--lo-Wnn, on the banks of theHnug^ho river, a miserable Village on a minuscule hill of yellow earth. The river had to be Waded, A—a beggar, 1 thought*Volunteered to 'take animals and men safely across for a sum of money, for ho said there were large holes in tho rivei bed, in which our animals would have lost their footing had we crossed by ourselves. I would not employ him, as I hate to be imposed npon by humbugs, and knowing tho little way which these gentlemen have of digging large holed on purpose in tho river bed while dry in summer, so as to extort money from timid travelers, I proceeded to "sell'* him. I guided my mules not right across tho water, for the holes are generally dug where most unaware people are likely to cross, but n few yards farther up, therefore landing every one safe ion the other side, with the exception of one donkey, who, in strict similarity With all the evil spirits of China, insisted on going on his own account in a straight line in front of his nose, with the .result that when ho reached the middle of tho stream he fell into one of the holes, and with the weight of the load ho was carrying disappeared. Only tho point of his ears could be seen wagging out of tho water. The holeman, if I may call, him so, who had eagerly been watching for this, ran in the water to his rescue and, saved his life, for which act I duly rewarded him.—Fortnightly Review. £-'*$*$&% -i' ^;V:4.$' SOME PEOPLE'S RELI6ION. Marlon Crawford Writes n Pointed Littlo Lecture on Intolerance. There are very good and devout men and women who take the world— present and to come— quite literally, as a mere fulfillment of their own limitations; who look upon what they know as being all that need be known, and upon what they believe of God and heaven as the mechanical consequence of what they know, rather than as the cause and goal, respectively, of exi^t- teuoe and action; to whom the letter of the law is tho arbitrary expression of a despotic power, which somehow must be looked upon as merciful; who answer all questions concerning God's logic with the tremendous assertion of God's will; whose God is a magnified man, and whose devil is a malignant animal, second only to God in understanding, while extreme from God in disposition. There are good men and women who —-to use a natural but not flippant simile — take it for granted that the soul is oast into the troubled waters of life without the power to swim or even the possibility of learning to float, dependent upon the bare chance that some one may throw it the life buoy of ritual religion as its only conceivable means of salvation. And tho opponents of each particular form of faith invariably take just such good men and women, with all their limitations, as the only true exponents of that especial creed, which they then proceed to tear in pieces with oil tho ease such an undue advantage of false premise gives them, None of them has thought of intellectual mercy as being perhaps an integral part'Of Christian charity. Faith they have in abundance, and hope also not a little; but charity, though it -be for men's earthly ills, and theoretically, if not always practically, for men's spiritual shortcomings, is rigidly forbidden for the errors of men's minds. 'Why? No thinking man can help asking thg little question which grows great, in tho un- answering silence that follows it,— Marion Crawford in' Century, All trades have-tliei*-droll _, , but that of tho' billposter is efie long vista of fun. fio may become da artist comedian of tho first order. It does not require much teain Weight eitber. An old fflnco is his only arena, and his posters ore his stock iu tr^de. fiisfnuis bat iubintSntary, but it is potent while it lasts. Me accomplishes it by means of tho combinations - he ia forced to make wfaba he pbsts new bills over the old ones. Some of tho combinations are very funny, • Thus ho is folded to become a mirth producer whether he Will or no, but there are some among the men who get their livelihood in this manner who intentionally place the now bills where they will produce the oddest if but momentary effects. Tho reporter watched one of these knights of tho paste pot whilo he pro* ceoded to cover up a rather flaming picture of his satanio majesty with n bill which portrayed a naval officer in full uniform. The first section put on was the officer's head. As it fitted exactly on to Mophisto's shoulders the effect was comical. Tho next section brought tho naval' man down to the bottom ol his coat. From a short distance it appeared precisely as though ho was minus his nether garments and stood bare legged in tho rising flames Which enveloped him to his knees. The billposter chuckled as ho surveyed his work nt this point and asked the reporter what bethought of it while ho covered the officer's nakedness with a pair of trousers and shoos. The billposter was quite talkative in his way and spoke of tho droll side of his business. ."Did it never occur to you," said be as ho picked and sorted some flaming colored bills preparatory to pasting them on the fence, "did it never occur to you what" jau odd and amusing business this is? You saw ino put a uniform on the devil. Funny, wasn't it? Well, it wasn't a patch tp tho effects produced sometimes. These bills have to" bo changed nearly every week, and the posters got fixed up in thequeerest way. I've put angels' heads on devils and devils': heads on angels. I've put a man with a clress coat on whore a ballet girl was, so that it looked as though the skirts branched out below where the coat was. I left it there for a moment while I pasted other bills, and quite a crowd gathered around., A policeman came along, and I had to cover it up. ''Once I had a;Salvation Army poster to putUp, and when I pa'sted ;the top portion of it over a bill advertising the play of ,' Julius .pEssar" thO: largo blue bonnet of the Salvation Army girl fitted Caesar perfectly. It was too bad I had to spoil it." . , . , ; "You BOO that ballet girl on the fence oyer there? I have got,to paste this big oat over it. Now watch me do it." Ho. took- a section of a .bill with tho ticket of the melancholy Be^tiel oi * IBs last year's hard 'tiine8 t by~ £BTl§ofi'6f which Mefl feel the neife&lty* of we&i>- ihg Out theif clothing instead bt turning U over to the secondhand doalefv If you should be accosted on Broadway a coaple bf times & trip by agents of the secondhand dealers With the Question Whetbef yoti have aay old clothes to sell, it way not be taken AS an indication that your attire is out of date aad coveted by the trade, bat that' the trade is ranaing short of stock and is pushing oat for a fresh subply. It is better to consider the attention n sabtle flattery, that yoa have the appearance of an individual who doesn't care for dress and are likely to have n score of better trousers hanging up in closets for the moths to feed upon, • Twice on a single afternoon last week, while conversing with a friend ott Broadway, i wns accosted by sharp looking young men iu the interests of the secondhand trada. My friend was inclined to resent the intrusion. He said it was getting too hot for him when ho was besot by old clothes men every time he stopped on Broadway. • » "Is there anything out of the Way about me?" he inquired, looking himself over critically. "That is the second tinio you've asked mo that question today." ' "I bog your pardon, sir," said the solicitor for tho secondhand clothing house. "Wo didn't want the suit you have on." Wo walked fully a block before my friend realized what I'was laughing at, but when tho humor of it finally permeated his intellectual system ho took •me in for a glass of viohy and milk.— New York Cor. Pittsburg Dispatch. HOLLAND MAD. ijafc jajfc«4fe >t 'garment : «6&U f.lfeAfe ii J-. A- -5——-—-—— Won DOT!!* ^ IWfcfe sfrb'd ffeet t6 wM fc&aetf teaAet ote" Asefeo .AUJKi i-i-i* i^-s-3 A« tnO tttfHisl up, was juside the latest pppoeitipp jo th,9 ujterJy vwesjwted. Hungry Pike. One of my sons, aged 15, went with three other boys to bathe in luglemore pond, near the Asoot race course, He walked into the water to about the depth of four feet, when ho spread out his hands to attempt to swim. At that instant a Jarge fish. came up and took his whole hand into its mouth, but finding itself unable to swallow it relinquished its hold, and the boy, turning round, prepared for a hasty retreat. His .companions, who saw the fish, scrambled out of the pond as fast us possible. My eon had scarcely turned around before the fish came up behind him, and geigjng his other hand crosswise inflicted ^ome very deep wounds on the back pf it. The boy raised his free hand, which was still bleeding, and struck, the great fish a hard blow on the head, when, it disappeared. The other boys assisted wy sou to dress, bound up his hand with their handkerchiefs' and brought him home. "We took hioj to tho surgeon, who dressed seven wounds in one hand, and go great was t!jg jr,in the next day that the lad fainted twice, Tho little .finger was bitten through tho nail, and it WAS were than sis weeks before it was well. The nail oanje off, and the sottr renjains to this. d.ay,wFishjug., . . head of a grinning feline on it and placed !it so that: it fitted to the girl's shoulders. A halb surrounded tho oat's head, and the whole; allair had a puss in boots air about it that reminded one of early fairy talefl. Near by on the fence was a heroic size negro minstrel, whose immense teeth showed through lips which stretched form ear to ear. , "Now see how I will fix that fellow," said the man of the brush as he got ready a bill on which a large tiger was represented.balanced on a big blue ball. The tiger's position was on the upper part of the poster. The first section fixed tho animal's head on tho fence, and ; with the next the body and feet were pasted up. Then appeared a curious ef- febt. Whore tho bluo ball was to be pasted the negro's face still grinned, but the tiger was now standing on top of the man's head. ' 'Th«tt,'' said the billposter,. "is what I call a real artistic effect. It isn't of ten an artist can create a Samson in almost one stroke of his brush.'; Following his pasting of the tiger, the man proceeded to put up a bear. On the spot where it was to go an overfnt baby held up a package of o> compound much advertised of Jate. The bear was built up from tho feet, which rested on a horizontal bar. Tho boar's nook and the baby's neck touched tho same point, and before the bear's hea'd was pasted up there appeared a combination of human and brute anatomy which could hardly be equaled by a monstrosity in a dime museum. Bill posting has undergone a great change in recent years. It is not the haphazard business it onco was—'thaMs, it is not allowable for'men to go around pasting bills, wherever they could find a fence, Most of the big fences are pre> empted now by firms who pay rent for tho privilege, The old sign of "Post no bills" is more potent than it was. Its infringement now way wean a lawsuit. Jt used to be very much disregarded, There je record pf a, very IjteraJ man whp was arrested fpr infringing a sign, which read "post no bills under penalty," Who?! the judge asfced. him if he bad any espuse tQ offer, he said, ho h. a <J "posted under- penalty, He ha^ ' further along the fence, " World, The Enterprising and Honest Dutch Have Captured Gotham. The town has suddenly gone Holland mad, not as that thrifty littlo kingdom did when it lost its heart over tulips and threatened to bring tho finances of the' country to ruin, but .wisely, discreetly mad, as Nuw Yorkers become. The china shops are filled with Delft, the silversmith's cases with Dutch silver and tho very milliners display little Dutch bonnets, fashioned like the quaint peaked caps worn by tho good dames of old Amsterdam. Even Dutch furniture has become a craze, and fashionable shoppers are passing by the gorgeous empire styles, decorated with the laurel loaf, to buy the Dutch sofas and cabinets, curiously inlaid with rare woods and wrought with picturesque carving. In far better taste is this Dutch furniture, fashioned, as it is, by hand to moot the domestic needs of a sincere, honest folk, than tho ompire furniture, with its bizarre ornamentations of gilded metal and its mock classic patterns, designed to suit a newly created aristocracy. If we could but bring back the simple'doraestio spirit of the Dutch with aple Mot & *tird, Vet? Mtfe-3rb9, certnih« , Everything ;Wfl$ bWrheirfd. She ofliy S&ftiy" ttnftntired As she itetf Hinged he* clothes, "l-fii glad my { riehds don't leave IBS With every Wind that Mows." «-A. ». Caldwell in Christian ftatldH. VALUABLE W6QD3. tho »Jnast Kilidd la Mcbtiful, but Altodst Many of the finest Woods ili existence are yet unknown or only slightly known to the manufacturers of Wood iu tho civilised world. The woods of Central and South America are perhaps tho most remarkable as well as tho best known. In tho yet untouched forests of this continent aro matay woods far fine* than any of those now in use. Theso woods range from pure white to jot black in color, and many of them are most beautifully marked and veined. Some of thorn are so hard that they turn tho edges of axes, chisels and other tools, while the baud saw cuts them only slowly. In the Columbian exposition there wore many displays of little known woods, and the finest of them were those from Argentine Republic, Brazil and other South American countries. Some of these southern woods yielded to tho tooth of the band saw not tho ordinary sawdust, but fine powdor, fluo as the finest flour, so hard were the woods. Some of them burned but slowly. Others possess qualities that keep them free from insects. Some of them seem to be practically indestructible by air 'and Water. All along the eastern slopes of the Andes, up to the snow line ou those great elevations, throughout all the great river valleys and in some of the Wide areas of level country in South America aro great forests of flue woods that aro specially fit for the finest cabinet and furniture work, and also for shipbuilding, carpentry and other industrial arts in which wood is the raw material. Those great forests are now an unknown quantity in the commercial world, but they will oorno rapidly into the knowledge of men and into industrial use when once tho railroad has reached them. _ Before many years, it is safe to predict, tho South American and Central American republics will bo threaded by railroads, and then those wonderful woods will be drawn upon to supply tho demand for now and fine woods in all civilized countries.— Lumber World. KossufiiCoootyStateBi * , ... 1*1*-: CAPITAL Incorporated under ge Deposits received, money loandd, for WM. II. INOHAM J.B.JONES..,., LEWIS It. SMITH The First National 03? CAPITAL.. Special attention given to a AJIBUOSE A. CAlili I). II. 1IUTOH1N WM. K. FERGUSON C. D. SMITH i I 2$ ' Money always on hand to loan'at reasonable^ rates to parties furnishing first-class BeOtirlty,r CASH CAPITAL. $50,000. j 11 n »' * •^(i ALGONA, IOWA.. our Dutch fashions, it would settle many a social problem, but Dutch fashions us they now appear are as costly as the gilded fashions of Louis XV or tho empire. It has long been an established fact that one must pay most extravagantly for refined simplicity, so that Delft is often almost as costly as Dresden. There are pretty fruit baskets in Delft, "drug vases, " low-bedtime candlesticks, shoes and the most altogether delightful tiles imaginable, duplicating iu pattern old tiles, some of which still exist in manor houses in old New York and near Albany. It is now possible to get almost all tho new shapes in, this modern Delft, as it is a wise European custom to save all designs used in the china factory, —Now York Tribune, MILTON AND GLADSTONE, The British Statesman Challenges the Poet as u Translator of Horace. This is Milton's rendering of Horace, book 1, odo 5 (Quis graotlus Puer): What slender youth, bedewed with liquid odors, Courts theo on roses in pome pleasant oave, Pyrrha? For wjjom bind'st tuou In wreaths thy golden hair, Plain in thy neatness? oji, bow oft shallho On faitn and changed gods complain, and seas Bough AvitW Wack winds and Btonns Unwqnted shall admire I Who now uiijoys thoe credulous, all cold, Who always vacant, always amiable Hopes thee, of flattering gales Unmindful. Hapless they Towhom thou untried seero'st fair! Me in iny vpw'd * Picture the sacred wall declares to have hung My dank and dropping weeds TO the stern e°d of sea, Mr, Gladstone, at tho age of 86, thus renders these beautiful lines: What scented stripling, Pyrrha, woes thee now In pjeastvnt grotto, al} with roses fair? For whom those ftuburn, tresses bindesji thou With simple care? Pull oft shall be thine altered, faith bewail, D W? altered godg, an4 bis unwonted Raze ghalj wotob the waters darkening t9 the gaje In wild, ama^e, Who now believing gloatjs on golden oharas, _Who hopes fljee ever void, and ever kind, Nor knows thy changeful heart nor the alarms 01 changeful wind. FOJ me Jet ^eptoe's temple wall declare How safe escaped in votive offering, JJy drjppjng garments own, Hinj ocean, gi»^, Overheard In tho Bestauraiit. She—I wont to soo a beautiful play Whilo we were in Now York. He—-What was it? She—Well, I can't lomembcr the name exactly. It Bounded like "Dr. Deppoty." i : Ho—Who took the leading character! She—A man of tho name of Willard, Francis Willard.- Oh, he's just elegant! Magnificent I He doesn't speak very plainly, and he can't sing .a little bit; but, oh, he's just.porfeotly grand. He—Was it a play or an opera? She—Oh, something of that sort I I had a quarrel with Herbert about you that night and didn't notice much. He—Why did you quarrel; about me? She—Well, I told him of our engagement that night before we started for the theater and then asked him if he still wanted to tako mo out, and he laughed and said, "Certainly, I would just as soon take an engaged girl to an entertainment as any kind of a girl,-" horrid thing) He—Why was he horrid? She—I just revenged myself by sitting and thinking of you all tho evening. Oh, say, those are actors sitting at that table over there, He (suspiciously)—How do you know? She—Why, because they keep looking around to see if people are watching them, Actors always do that to advertise themselves, you know. And the waiter brought the checks.-^ Boston Journal, Officers arid Directors— , f A. D. Clarke, President, 0.0. Chubb, Vice Prest,, , ', Th08.H. gantry, Cashier, Geo. L, Galbrafth, ' ' Fred. M. Miller. ' Myron Schenck, Thos. F. Cooke. , 1 '" /f 1 General Bqnking^i PRIVATE SAFKTf DEPOSIT tsyinterost paid on time deposits. PROFESSIONAL. '^^•-"^^V'^-^^^^l-'^M^^^Vrf^-^^^rt, CLARKE & COHENQUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Oftlce over First National ipank, j E. H, CLARKE, ., v " ATTORNEY AT LAW., '. Collection agent. Opera House block,','' < TV •- '^5 S. S. SESSIONS, '. ATTORNEY AT LAW\ \\ \...,, Prompt collections. Money to Ipau p'n chattel $ securUy, Over du'lscMlles 1 store! ' ' "/•&§, DANSON & BUTXER, ,,, () , LAW. LOANS. Collections a speolulty. omce la Gardner Cowies' new buiiajng? ^ati; •',$& SULLIVAN & MoMAHON,^ TTORNEYS AT LAJ Office in Hoxle-Fereuson bl jok, ' GEO, R, CLOUD, •' [Successor to W. B. Quarton.f, Attorney and Counsellor at ALOONA, IOWA. , - ^A > , f _ Office over.KoBButh County State BankV'-^l L - Hardiness of tho Crape Philadelphia is about as far north as the crape myrtle proves hardy, Though killed to the ground, it will push flp and flower 'like a herbaceous plant, Possibly it would give an attraction to gardens, in this herbaceous way, much farther worth than Philadelphia, Several correspondents write that it is not always killed down even so fa_r worth as Philadelphia. One at Chestnut Hill, a part pf Philadelphia, instances a. specimen, 5 to 6 feet high,'which roust have passed several wintesr unharmed,—Meehan's Mpnthly, Afit to tbe. . JDow't keep alabaster boxes pf love and. fywptby to break pver oofjtes. Mvtog w none too sweet »t best, an.d flowers cof% past no backward fra- PWfflg tto AWB^ft feuj tfeQjgfikj^d jut Ister&wfe % 4te,s»«iiafc y&' Tho 'great fQarohJigh.!; G.e.aera.1 |i|eotit1o company, was GARFIELP, PHYSICIAN AND Qttloe, State st,, one door, east of uoe, McGregor st., eas Public school bulldlngi e i State st,, one door, east of ConUnglevfc'131 Residence, McGregor st., east 0 J the t«',',r« public school buiiQife:.. w V/^4iM H. C. McpOY, -M, PHYSICIAN Bpe'clftl attention to city praQtloe^ S'.'rttj

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