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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 14, 1895
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;•*!-- .y ;%i„*^V-" : '"i : >\ l>p M <v..v., i-JC*•",/?*' f<*"^.frfv-w >vr «;";'«r:,vj <••* ' " L'^V.* ^ *- -V^ ^^t •' '-.'- t'<v» fftABlf I8li SHE LAY AS ONE DEAR .^AW A iiST? »f 'tit* i *tt is an 6f tfce target each tittB oh the platting taifle ft tllfctf tttttttttM Aim Russian navies accepted by thetti as the superior 6f any similar invention yet produced. , - It has also remained tor LteUt. Fiske to Solve the most perplexing enigma that has confronted ordnance experts In connection with the disappearing gun. For years the English have sought to make an Instrument which would locate the target for the gunner without discovering him or his gun to the enemy or exposing the piece to the flre of the opposing forces. They have met with only partial success. Lieut. Fiske, however, seems to have overcome the difficulties which nonplussed English ordnance experts, and ' to have solved the problem to the satisfaction of a board of army officers, who subjected the Fiske position finder to a series of severe tests a few days ago at Fort Hamilton, and will undoubtedly recommend Its adoption by the government. ! In view of these facts the following technical article on position-finders, •with a description of Lieut. Fiske's Invention, written for the Sunday "World by a - United States naval officer, will be of interest. A ttiffl ft? dfiWtt b*h tfat'K fc Ship* is fflaklfig. shdws tliftt tn'ri Ship has M the" tfft6k cfef t&in in A certfelfi difecitbfi Ifl S c6f- tfilh time, it Is nat hard t6 prftiong the track Uhfe Sd &fr td Ihow wilete She Witt bd In thirty Seconds mbfe— th other words, td "predict her position." It is this predicted poslttoh that 19 signaled to the guiis. When a ship arrives at 6f sumcleiitly near the predicted posl* tton, the signal is sent to the guns to fire. Of course, it during the interval the ahlp suddenly changes her course ahd speed very greatly, she will not reach the predated position at exactly the end of thirty seconds. But a heavy ship cannot alter her course and speed so much in thirty seconds as to throw out the predicted poaltlon much, as even a rough calculation will show, especially If she Is in company with other ships In a channel; and even if she could, it would be simply necessary to hold the fire until a new position Were determined, which would be a matter of a few seconds only. The manner of using the position- finder can be best shown by an extract from the official report on one placed at Spezla, Italy, the diagram of the electrical connections of which Is shown In the accompanying diagram: "The disposition of the Fiske position-finder renders It possible to make rapidly a series of observations upon a target in motion, and to solve the problem 'of how she Is going; to determine the route, the radius of the circle of turning, the speed, etc. During the recent trial at Spezla. the base line of the position-finder being 104 metres (114 yards) long,, there was determined the velocity of a torpedo boat which was going at a speed of eight knots,, of ten knots, of twelve knots, tficHtii the aettiftl dlfttaheg 3! the Ship, lite fttlttefa 8ti tfce tfiotttog t&We ifrtteatedi m tM'-etet lit ttsa acaof affig 16 Mre* fteidtft 8* tite , and iti distance al*6 fort. ¥ he observe?, tfaef&fofej Has merely Id telephone the gunnef. "Sfctp" three points west df noftfc, 4,000 ?fti*dS." The gun is tfalfaed by the cofflpasS, eiev&ted fof a range of 4,000 yarda, leaps above the parapet, discharges Its shell, ahd by the force of Its own recoil la again thrown below the parapet ready to be loaded for the next ahot. It can feadlly be seefi, therefore, what a valuable adjunct to the disappearing gun the $ Iske poaltlon-flader Is likely to be fttid how much the young naval ofllcef has done towards the improvement of our coast defense. At He* .Mothft* tfi* A«tf*i* Wet* Atffi speeehle'ss, little Etta Mtiody 6t Hol« lister, FU., lay SHIP BY THE FISKE IT ANNOYED HIM, HP Came t rota the West and Was l*tt7.*t*<J Thttt Ket* VofrkC** Knew It. His coat was a trifle too loiig ahd his trousers an Inch too wide at the knee to be strictly and exactly fashionable; but, aside from these nice discriminations, he was dressed accord- Ing to the fashion autocrats, says a writer in the New York World. We took the "L" together at Park place, and I noticed a puzzled expres- ance, on his face. At 33d street he surrendered his seat to an elderly woman and stood In the aisle In front of where I sat. It was evident that he was anxious to tell some one of the subject on his mind, so I was not surprised when he caught,my eye and opened the conversation. "Just now," he said "as I was hurry- Ing to the station a man caught hold of my arm and stopped me. He was a respectable looking fellow, well clothed and wore a grayish beard parted in the middle. " 'I've been on a drunk,' the man said to me, and I am sobering up. I live in Hackensack and I want to get home. I haven't a cent and want a quarter.' "I looked him over carefully," continued my chance acquaintance, concluded he was telling the truth and gave him the money. As I -hurried on he shouted after me: " 'I knew you were from the west and I knew you would give me the money. They are white out there.' "Now, what I want to know," said my acquaintance, "is how did he know I was from the west. It's true, but how did he know it? Would you know It? Am I marked? Have I a tag on me to tell others that I am a westerner?" •"None that I know"of," I assured, him, "unless it be such little things as giving your seat up to ladies. That generally indicates that a man is not a native New Yorker." I got out at 50th street and left him with the same quizzical expression ao if the question had only been half- answered. • CURRENCY. > While the appliances of modern warfare conspire to remove practical naval gunnery from the realms of chance to the reaims of cprtamty, the art of coast defense is keeping pace, and is replying with every kind of thinkable device ; for increasing the rapidity and precision of forts—i. e,, for sinking attacking ships. Secured on firm emplacements, behind impenetrable walls, the guns and mortars of modern fortresses present the highest examples of the 1 combination of tremendous strength with refined precision. For the large calibres the use of disappearing guns is on the increase, the gun disappearing behind the parapet aftpr firing to get a new charge. In order that the gun may be exposed above the parapet as short a, tune as possible, it is elevated on its carriage in accordance with the range signaled, and is trained in azimuth, according to the- direction signaled, before it is raised to fire, so that as soon , as it Is r?.ised it can be immediately ilred, and then, by the energy of the recoil, forced back at once to the loading position. Now, the determining of i this range and direction is the office of u po*Bjtion*ftnder maintaining a distance from the posl- tion-flnder ranging from one .and a quarter miles to three miles. There were determined at regular intervals the different points of her track, and the resulting speed deduced varied from the speed obtained on board the vessel itself by only three per cent. "In order to give an ".Idea of the quickness -with which it is possible to fix the ship's position, after the observers have had a, certain amount of practice, it is sufficient to cite the fact that while the torpedo boat was making a complete circle of less than three hundred yards diameter, at a speed of 10.5 knots, the average distance from the position-finder being a little less than a mile, there were plotted eleven successive positions; in another trial, while the boat was making a circle of 385 yards diameter at a distance of over a mile and a half from the position finder, at the same speed, her position was plotted seventeen times," The position-finder having determined the range and direction of the target from itself, }t remains for the people at each gun to determine what are the range and direction from that gun. This may be done by means of The simplest kind is the depression tables of figures, which show for each ,•'position-finder. Of this type there are $ very great number of instruments in , * \\$e in Europe, the most successful be^ Ing that of Col. Watkin, pf which the E,ngl}s,h .government keeps the details '', sepret, In this country, that of Lieut, f, r l\ N, kewiSi United States Artillery, .', h9? proved extremely successful But *' ^ tM depression positipn-finder is only • fpi- hjgh ejections and is, of e, useless on low coaets, as in the 3r part of the United States, The jjew Fiske posj0pn,-finaer, a description 'ef w'JUeh. Is given further on, has over* come this difficulty. * « mgy" he po.}n,tpd out here that if of simply finds the dls,- — el tJfte target ••— * si yen ' bpne- te gun what are the directions and ranges from that gun of every position that can be signaled from the position finder, Lieut. Fiske's, which is the latest form of position finder, Is shown In the accompanying Illustration, which dis? covers two officers In the act of determining the range of a ship supposed to be approaching Fort HaraUtpn. The officer in the foreground operates the plotting Instrument and has a plotting table with ft chart of Ne>y York harbor. The resisting wire of each, instru- Js laid in.a.n arc, wrapped In § on the circumference of an. cylinder, anfl is ajm^t tfee Fiske 4*4nge ftfcflpr except |9 ojje pf The king of the Belgians exorcises upon; a bicycle daily, little Queen Wll- helmina rides one when she is at her castle of Het Loo, and the czar, Princess Waldemar, and Carl of Denmark, and Princess George and Nicolas of Greece are all cyclists. A French railway station-master has just.officially complained that his duties "exceed the limits of human force." He is 62 years of age, and he has to do. the whole work of the station-—to deliver tickets, keep the books and papers, register the baggage, load and unload it, and at times ho has to superintend the shunting of freight cars, attend the signals and keep the lights in trim. Letters written with a solution oE gold, silver, copper, tin or mercury, dissolved In aquaforus, or, simpler still, of Iron or lead 'In -vinegar, with water, added until the liquor does not stain a white paper, will remain Invisible for two or three months if shut up in the dark. One of the most remarkable dandies in the far West is Wolf, chief of the Palouse Indians, His fingers are covered with costly rings, his hair is braided with colored ribbons, his neck encircled by necklaces, and the expensive red blankets thrown over his shoulders give him the plcturesqueness of a'to^ reador, A private letter from St, Petersburg mentions the mysterious disappearance of a valuable diamond from the crown jewels, It is well known that the Imperial crown of the Russian czar Is set with a great number of very fine and large diamonds. During the late czar's funeral procession this crown was carried by a high dignitary from the Nic- olajevskl railroad station to the castle of Peter and Paul, and during this time It is thought the jfiwel was lost. A hardware traveler in Detroit learned while he was In a hardware store that his rival In love was at that moment at his girl's house, having a good time. He at once called her up to the telephone, proposed 'and was accepted. The rival was promptly In^ formed of the state of affairs, and left thJ3 house, curslng,the telephone, For the last two or three years automatic Instruments have been placed at a height of more than ten thousand feet on Mount Etna to mark the changes of temperature, Clocks are regarded as curiosities by the Hindoos, and for this reason half ft dozen or more timepieces are often found In the apartments pf wealthy Indians, The Vienna newspapers are famous for the amusing character of thejr advertisements, Here }s $i literal translar tion of an extraorcUnary advertisement which has been appearing Decently: "A yo^ns prince, the owner pf a lordly ^tate of great,e, h.a.s. the }n*' *—"on'to m^rry, jBe geeks a ISXteJJlgwjt girl of flbput ?0 of ago, pi ry of pot Ssp'thaBlM^o gi44sni ff tiffi April 20, ufttll 3 o'clock last Bun* day ihol'nihg. At that hour the child moved slightly and began to talk, Thlf- •ty minutes later the doctors said she was dead. The case Is one of the most remarkable on record) and the physicians confess themselves unable to explain it. fitta was about 12 years old, and up to Jan. i she wfl.s strong and full of life. About the first of the year the child seemed to be literally overflowing with anlaml spirits. She became BO boisterous that her mother chlded her. The child told Mrs. Moody that she could not keep still. The mother watched the child closely for two weeks and not once did she see the child at rest./ At night she would toss on her bed, complaining that she could not sleep. Etta began to grow thin from the constant motion, and the physician was called. He said the child was suffering from a disease of the nerves, but that she would outgrow it. On April 20, however, the dis- eas^e assumed a violent form. For several hours on that day the child was in convulsions and screamed in agony. Finally the convulsions ceased to rack her and she became speechless and motionless. Since April 20. the girl lay on her bed utterly oblivious of those about her. Her eyes were closed and her breathing regular, but otherwise she wap as the dead. She was lifted about, but never gave way to any indications that she was conscious.. She took no nourishment, but she gained flesh. The child continued In this condition, being carefully watched until 3 o'clock last Sunday morning. At that hour the watchers saw a shudder shake her body. She sighed, opened her eyes and said naturally to her mother, who was near: "They are coming for me mamma." "Who?" asked the mother. "The angels," said the child. The girl began to talk of where she had been and what she had seen during her long trance. -She acted and talked as one who had 1 returned from a long journey. At 3:30 o'clock, while In the middle of an animated description, the child cried in ecstasy: "I'm going back. Kiss me, mamma." Then she fell back, her breathing ceased, and 15 minutes later the physicians pronounced her dead. The child was burled Tuesday afternoon, although many believe that she had fallen into another trance, The physicians, however, applied death tests and are certain that .life has fled. of IM fld^d; ftS It -Wtafeea by a write? cefinecttA wltfa fift Australian Journal. Says he'i- "All 6f the* Mftb.6rri cdast IhdlftflB kve a tfadttiofc of ft flddd which destroyed all maiiklhd except a pair ff'om Which th'6 6af th wfls p-eopted. ESach tribe gfV6s tllS stof y & local coloring, but the plot of the story Is much the same. The Bella doOla tradition is as follows :The Creator of the universe, Mes-mes-sa-la-ntki had great difficulty In the arrangement of the land and water, the earth persisted in sinking out of sight. At last he hit upon a plan which worked very well. Taking a long line of twisted walrus hide, he tied it around the dried land and fastened the other end to the corner of the moon, fiverythlng worked well for a long time; but at last the spirit bee/me very much offended at the action of mankind, and in a fit of anger one day seized his great stone knife, and with a mighty hack severed the rope of twisted skin., immediately the land began to sink Into the sea. The angry waves rushed In torrents Up the valleys,. and in a short time nothing was visible except the peak of a very high fountain. All mankind perished in the whelming waters, with the exception of two, a man and his wife, who were out fishing In a great canoe. These two succeeded in reaching the top of the mountain, and proceeded to make themselves at home. Here they remained for some time, until the anger of Mes- mes-sa-la-nlk had cooled, which resulted in his fishing up the severed thong and again fastening it to the moon. From this pair thus saved the earth was again populated."—Harper's Round Table. ffafelteat 5t.tfcl.kUi Silk a«fL :i b« pfi* efit*d,if i-taBgW tft &3tifi«d W ««L*t!? !ttBft*8f9,id^6ft-*- "in cniiva w*. *juwi»"-™uMtifi4 «y*P*H®?** $«6fi, Malaria, bUidu^neSs afid Will tod have some dl »» BaiWWg* about bt I'll play , wile excursion to Sostofi Vlji , Jifil Sate toad, tickets dfl sale A0| m* f to 26th incisive, k^ rat« thfdUgh trains; ^alioe 6iee|in|-cars^ J. Y, Calahati, General Ageht, m Adatna street. Chicago, 111. ^ ---- __» Question Well '»Pa. here's a piMe In the papef about parasltea. Whftf are parj^ttefi' pat" v -Parasites, my boy? Why, pat*^* 6 " *?* the people who live la Paris. Think *bn oiiRbt tb know that and you in the third fender." ...... _ _____ . Tin tTftbagh tine to St. tottln, 93.00. Friday night, 28d, at8:30. Saturday attd SundttV In St. Louis', return Sunday night for Pea Moines. Arrive, at home early Monday morning. Horace Beely, Commercial Agent, 220 Fourth street, i>ea jloines, la. _ _ It 1) estimated that our farmers have $250,000,000 Invested in liens. yes I'u- IN A NIGHT. The Torrlhlo Irish • Vuiuluo Wrought Uo- gtructlnn Rapidly. The famine that decimated Ireland fifty years ago was caused by the blighting of the potatoes — then the staple food of the peasantry. The blight literally walked in darkness, though the sickness destroyed at noonday. Says Frances Power Cobbe in her "Life": "I happen to be able to recall precisely the day, almost the hour, when the blight fell on the potatoes, and caused the great calamity. • A party of ; us were driving to a 7 o'clock dinner.. As we passed a remarkably fine field of potatoes in blossom, the scent came through the open windows of the carriage, and we remarked to each other how splendid was the crop. "Three or four hours later, as we returned home in the dark,, a dreadful odor came from the same field/and we exclaimed: 'Something has happened to those potatoes! They do not smell at all as they did when we passed them on our way out!' "Next morning there was a wall from one end of Ireland to the other. Every field was black, and every root rendered unfit for human food. And there were nearly 8,000,000 of people depending principally upon those potatoes for existence!" Makes the Weak Strong Hood's Sarsapr. villa toucs aiirt strengthens the digestive organs, Creates an appetite, and gives a refreshing sleep. Remember Hood's Sarsaparilia Is the one True Blood Vurliler. 'o P! He. the after-dinner pill and S K11IS f am iiy onthartlc.«>o. THE BEST * FOR Dyspeptic,Delicate,Inf irm'and AGED PERSONS * JOHN CARLE & SONS, New York. * A COURT CLERK'S FINESSE. Who now Ho Entrapped » WiKlieil to Bom'nlu Siltint. A stylishly-dressed ' young woman was brought up before the police magistrate of B - for. stealing ribbons out of a shop. The clerk of the court had seen her converse with her lawyer, aricl was, therefore, greatly surprised when, in reply to his inquiry as to her name and address, she merely shook her head. "She Is a Frenchwoman," the lawyer explained, "and don't understand German. Just put down Marie Latouche." The clerk was Incredulous. "How old is she?" he asked, "Twenty-two," replied the legal adviser. The clerk pretended not to have heard correctly and, "Thirty-two?" "No; twenty-two," the fair captive blurted out, as she clasped her hand on her mouth and burst out laughing. "Ah!" said the clerk, "then you can speak German, though you don't understand it?"— Taglicbe Rundschau. A Miraculous Kscapc, While storming the first line of forts at Port Arthur a soldier belonging to the Twenty-fourth Regiment raised his y }fle to flre at an unusuajly conspicuous Chinaman, says the Japan Mall- Just as he was about to flre, a bullet from the enemy's side came wlzzlng on, and, marvelous to relate, entered the barrel of his own gun as smoothly and neatly as if the muzzles had been placed mouth to mouth, Of course there was an explosion, and the soldier's piece was shattered to the stock, but without his receiving &ny injuries whatever. A fractional variation to the rjght op left would have caused the hostile bulle^ to enter MS. bead or f^ce, so that bis escape wp ootnips sboi't gf miraculous, He preserve^ the stock of the now useless weapon. ft»d ftf|evwrd exhibited Jt te Wf» wUmel, who permitted him to k.eep it as a lamento pf flte sarroy uutcit Charm. I am quite sure that men regard "sweet simplicity" as the greatest charm in women, and especially in girls, writes Ethel Ingalls in a delightful little dissertation on "The Girl in Society," in the Ladies' Home Journal. This does not mean simplicity in the simpering sense, but an absence of that affected air o'f boldness and mannish- Bess which has lately been assumed by too many really lovable girls, Then, too/sincerity in expression is one of the characteristics that'charm men. To be sincere and candid the girl in society need never be abrupt nor self-assertive, NOTED WOMEN. Mine. Poneaux, the Belgian poisoner, has had her sentence commut.ted to imprisonment for life. King Leopold has not-allowed a death sentence to be executed since he has beeh'-klngr. Lady Norvej'B has come cmt in the Lady Cyclist In England to say that she considers the "rational dress" "perfectly horrible," She adds that "Lady Dudley, Lady Wolverine, and Lady Lurgan all cycle, but not one of them would appear on her machine without a Bklrt over hey knickerV>ockers," Otere, the famous dancer, Is at present one of the celebrities of Paris. The other day she had her carriage decked with orchids, and on Sunday with pink roses. One carriage covered wheels and all—with deep pink and white peonies looked well, and the lady URlde, with excellent taste, arrayed herself Jn pale gray, with magenta-plnk ribbons, a^d wore a rustic green straw hat trimmed With white chlffpn rosettes and pink and white roses. FOREIGN FACTS, In the grape districts of France night watohnien are posted who ring frost bells to rouse the vineyard, hands when a frost Is threatened. , The Berlin Street Car Company paid $250,000 into the treasury of the city for the privilege of erqsslng tne principal avenue, Unjtei- deji Linden, a,t one point, The chief exponents of music j n Japan are women- Most men would consider that ttiey were making sejyes ridiculous by playing or singing |n society. ( * e&lanft was set apart two the preservation of its remark' able'wild'birds an<J other unlmajs- On them #11 nvmtlnff ftnft trapping ape ~ [art! ord Bicycles € Elegant In Design fr SuBeriortn'Workmansliij 1 Strong aad Easy Sonnlng 1 Hartfords are the sort of bi. cycles most makers ask $ico for. Columbias are far superior to so-called " specials," for which $125 or even $150 is asked. It is well to be posted upon the bicycle price situation. The great Columbia plant is working for the rider's benefit, as usual. Golambias, $ 100 <i & I BOSTON NEW YORK OHIOAffiO OAN FRANQI8OO rnoviDCNpc BUFFALO , ' "The ColunVbitt. Ctttalosue, n work of biihant art, telHns of »nd jiToturing clearly all the now Oolumbiu and Uurtford«, is ' fre'o from »ny Columbia Agent, or is mailed for two 2-ceat stamps. POPE MFG. CO. General Offices' and Factories, , HARTFORD, Conn. 'ATENTSJRADEMARKS Examination and Advice aa to fatentakllltr of ln - rentlcn. -Bend (or "InrtntorB' Oulde, orHow to O»t» PaU)»«. PATRICK OTAKRELL, Washington, P. O. DR. IVJoCREW 18 THE ONi,Y PRIVATE DISEASES Weakness and Secret MEN ONLY

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