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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 8, 1896
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r "3T : - ^ - • < '" A *> «re^rf©£ r •'.' ' " -'' ' 'V 1 '*' ~: *"V~'"», '' - ifldMtfaaitty ftttfte black heap aarked than it is >H§ hsfl i«fi te faMM frtsm^fnttr JfiiftHfiM tieaf .Ms, tee. , fteteovifrg Ills imt ftttffi -bis fAm ,116 Mtt.a beat Bfftndlft&tfttf hlft With Its fiote tw/HMfASftr'.OiAt.'tlUi, W« eatte hot ftfl his mBtafttiy trait ifi his him •AftTW stiftbe Tfidiilges in *T,« « «u.!, v the question tot Ifeffl'io testsl tii« promptings df bis in< iiujrig iatrtbSityi aftd sd be ia evef took* ,lif<luttbs<5 arottfid where wisdom * * urge Him not to, with tbe tesult is mote bear Itteat put on annually 1 tlifln there would Patrick is in Perry county, It is tt small settlement, whose ttson for .existing is that the,,, row, old Pennsylvania canal tuns , through it, and there are a lock and lock house there. There are wild and wooded mountains near Mount Pat• tick, and Zearlng swamp, a large tract where various kinds of vegetation spread about in dense, contorted ttUd complicated growth, is part of the • outlying neighborhood. Wild turkeys have lurked in the mountains, and wildcats and foxes made free use of this swamp,-as well Us the poultry yards of the vicinity, as long us the memory of man can reach back; but bears, long ago, seem to have forsaken the laud, and bruin ' tbereabout lived only in tradition. Brain' Boffins Ills Career. Consequently, when Mr. Jeremiah ,' Shelly, the veteran lock-tender at • Mount Patrick, who was sitting in his .- little shanty at the lock one sweltering ''day In JtOj-, saw the door darken, and, , on looking un, discovered a big black C' bear slavd 1 ^ on the threshold, gazing calmly and inquiringly in upon him, > -he was not only surprised but scared. "* and it was nothing to his discredit Sth'at he yelled and howled for help. r>'Tbc noise made by the lock-tender not '(' only alarmed the settlement, but It '. frightened the bear. Bruin walked • hastily out of the door aud shuffled \ away down the canal. ""' A dqzcii people, of assorted sizes and Bexea, were hastening toward Shelly's • shanty at the time, and, discovering > the inquisitive bear, started in pursuit of him, although none of them were • armed. When the bear heard the uproar behind him he stopped and looked , back, curious to know what caused it all. Not liking 'the looks of the ap- ' preaching mob, he Jumped into the • canal, swam across it to tho towpath, upon which he climbed. There he paused again and looked back. , By that time the pursuers had Rath', cred stones by the armful, and a show' er of thesb missiles' was projected ,V against him. Satisfied by this time ,' that the rabble was not moved by any I kindly intention fa ward him, the in' ^'quisUIvo bear hurried down the towpath at his very best gait. The crowd : crossed to the tow path and continued , the pursuit. For a quarter of a mllo . the bear shambled along, with the , yelling delegation from Mount Patrick ' following him as closely as his speed and the delegation's courage would permit. As this, altogether novel procession Was making its way down the tow , path, William Jerry's team of canal mules, with their boat in tow, were approaching Mount Patrick from tho other direction. It was feed time, and the mules' heads were buried to their eyes in their feed baskets as they wended their way placidly along. f f Disaster Upon Dlsimter. The bear soon hove In sight of the -approaching mules. He didn't seem to |3niud the mules' any, and kept Bright ,r<m. Presently the mules'got scent of ''the bear. The bear might not mind '• ,,the mules, but the mules did mind the ^ear". 'They lifted up their ears as i 'hjgh 1 as they would lift, tossed the . *|eed. baskets nervously about, aud be- to reap and prance. The boyjvyho df the and wlieh fafe looked u|s bruitt gave a that raided Odrtea's imtr* , I , yell with which Setton responded td the ihqutslttve bedr'g snort w"aa faeftfrd by a taaa wild lived nearly half a wile down the road, The yell scared the bear aad setot it oft Us way as 1 fast as it cOUid «6, While Gbrtoti flew ovef tile ground in the opposite direction. ¥he bear 1 W,n« followed b ydthew into zeaf« ing swamp, where its trail was lost. Ttiriu Utf Again. Two Weeks after the bead's inspec» tioh of the lime-burner, Mrs, Hannah (Jarby, Whb lives with hef htisbaad aad* family two miles ff&m Zeatiag swaiap, was churning ia hef kitchen, whea she heatd a curious aotse. Oa lookiag Ufottad she saw a bear stand- lag at aa open window, through which he had poked his head, and surveying the interior with an iaipudently inquiring ah 1 . Mrs, Garby ran out aad called her husband, which concerned the bear so little that he crawled through the window Into the kitchen, and coolly refreshed himself at a basin of milk that stood on a bench, The bear then went awny, and the text morning was found in a neighboring c0fn Held, about which he had been so Inquisitive that he had pulled up more than half of the growing corn by the roots. The owner of the Held succeeded in hitting the bear in one of his paws with a bullet from a revolver, and the 6ur)ous bear went limping away to the woods. Itrnln Cornea to Grief. But at last a genius arose among the people of Mount Patrick and the outlying county, who declared that he would make the boar the victim of his Inquisltiveness or be willing to forfeit his farm. This genius was William Vanstlne. He took two dbublo-bar- rellfcd shot 'guns and loaded all four of the barrels with buckshot. Going out to the ;edge of Zearlng swamp, somewhere iwithln which the. beat was flien cogitating over his next exploit, Vau- stlue placed the two guns side by side over a log. He cocked the guns, and tying strings to each trigger, arranged them so that If the strings were pulled the guns would be discharged, and they could only be pulled by standing a big thftt 8tth b! ««atfe,'' sftys the , "his eoflipaflidfl stbod fcf el his hind twd.t* tares yiifdS aw&y afid tt the otiie; in aa df wliy, 1 made ap ft* ofl.thfrpblflt bf by haviag a little gAffie bl '<»atch f With thdt taa bf nitftj-giyceN iHe. 1 SBut my feyes a«d Waited fot the awful diaia* that would hate follbWed such pleasaatff as that It dfda't cottie. 1 looked dpwa again. The beats had chaaged theif aagegngmtntnfffrm THEYOHHG While ft gtm was being loaded, Bombshell would sit ofl the parapet and watch the ofreratloii, 'f hat finish- fi&d tfei the b,ad charge of the mules was walRlng, lp reckless confidence, close at their lieels. He had not seen the bear yet, i The unusual spirit of the team, there- tore, filled him with amazement which quickly gave way to. wrath, and he . talking to the mules in the geu- ,tle and pious tones characteristic of a director of canal mules. "„ While he was engaged in Inquiring Of his team what In the name of the 'place of perpotual fire tfcey w<*ve do;' VI»gM«,nd assuring them that if they dldu't "geerup 1 'he would fall to and He Snw n Bonr Standing Over Him. directly in front of the muzzles of the guns. Vanstlne's genius was triumphant. Three days after he had rigged up the Infernal machine to tempt the inquls- Itlyeuess of the bear aud end his career at the same time, he walked out to take a look at it. It had been exploded. The -bear was stretched out In front of It on the ground. The entire top of the head had been blown away. The inqulsito bear of' Mount Patrick was as dead as, a gate post. Fooling With mtrb-Glycerlne. Ool, Parker was putting down a well and had struck the sand along toward evening of July 3. There was a good .showing of oil, and all that the well wanted was an effective shot of nitroglycerine. The colonel had ordered a supply, and had expected It at the well 'that day, but It did not arrive, Tbe next day was the Fourth. The colonel's man went off to celebrate somewhere, and, to his surprise, the teamster came In with the can of nitroglycerine. The colonel was afraid of the stuff, and when the man had put .the can on the .derrick floor and gone away, Parker made up his mind to get away himself as soon as lie could, In those days bears and wildcats were very numerous Jn the forests of that part of Pennsylvania, Ool, Parker stepped Into the derrick to get his cont, and had scarcely done so when a noise on the outside attracted his attention. Looking out, he saw two big bears coming out of the brush ,dlrectly toward the 'derrick, The colonel bad been brougli up not to be afraid of bears, but the day was very hot, he says, and he was ]tjred, and he didn't feel like exerting '" iq c.qse lie should. SpnfrojlUJ 1 tljoy we're inclined to,be,ii&ly, be c'ltobed the'ladder in .tl»e>'der* and, eat on ft beam, .tweptyj^ above .the floor to wait for the to go off about their business, • It jpe.ew.ed, .though, that they ' iftde up tbelr wjinds that thejr nesj required, them JQ njftke ft c&refuj ••-?«jt4»»?R; »j<L toffwttQa,-of^ttj On Looking; Up Dlncoverctl • niacU Benr. about the game of catch, and were once more rolling the can about on the derrick floor." By and by, according to the colonel, a* new 'Idea seetned to strike the Jolly pair. A hundred yards or more from the derrick there was a rocky ravine. One of the bears rolled the can out of the derrick, and both of them began to scramble with it on the ground, competing with one another in giving It impetus over the rough surface in the direction of the ravine. At every shove the can was liable to be sent flying Against some one of the many big stones that were strewn thickly on the ground, but by some good fortune. It missed them', and at last the can had been Jostled and tumbled almost to the edge of the ravine. The colonel had regarded the danger to him from the handling of the nitro-glycerlne by the bears : as practically over, and he was pulling himself together to get down from his perch and take to the woods when he saw one of the bears rear up on his hind feet with'.the can In his paws. He stood close to a big rock. He raised the can above his head, and Ool. Parker says that, he saw at once that the bear was bound to find out what there was In that can, anyhow. The colonel threw his arms and legs around the derrick beam and hung on for dear life. The bear hurled the ca'n against the rock. There was a sound as of twenty claps of thunder rolled into one. The ground shook and the derrick swayed and rattled. There was a shower of rock and trees and earth for acres around. When that ceased everything was as still as tlie tomb. Down whore the bears had stood there was a yawn- Ing gulf, "I got down somehow from my peroh," says the colonel, "and made iny way to the scene of the explosion. Among all the debris It had scattered about there wasn't any more trace of bear than If those two bears had been soap bubbles that had burst." The explosion was heard for miles around, and it is the one secret of Col. Parker's life that when he told people what had caused the explosion they laughed at him, and persist to this day In a,profound mystery. ed; he would jump up sea over the range, and down from the parapet and follow ns IhtO the bombproof* ' , . As usual, Bombshell wns ofl ha td to see the test of the new big guft. He superintended the loading, and, While 1 *fts aiming the gun, he looked over the range as carefully aa did the lookout; and from his air of resp.Trtsi- blllty one might hove supposed that to him had been intrusted the duty of seeing that the range was clear. But when we started for the bombproof, instead of following us, MS was his custom, Bombshell remaindd on the parapet, looking out at «a nnd sniffing the atr, In a moment he -lashed off through the bushes which covered the narrow beach between the parapet and the sea. Though thinking his actions P< cu- llar, I was sure that he would not remain in front of the gun, because he had done so once, when quite young aud inexperienced, and the burning grains of powder— which are always thrown out by the blast of a vim-hud buried themselves in his skin, burning him badly. He had never forgotten Certain that he would take care of himself, I paid no further attention to him, but Went with the others nto the bomb-proof and took my place by. the electric key, ready to fire at the command of the cnptaln. Just aa the command "Fire! 1 was about to be given Bombshell reappeared on the parapet and began to bark furiously into the very muzzle of the gun. I called to him, but he would not come. Annoyed at the delay of the test, I tried to catch him, but could not do' so. 'As I 'approached lie retreated, still barking and apparently urging me to follow him. Finally, convinced from the dog's actions that something was wrong, the electric wire was disconnected from the gun and I followed Bombshell. •Wagging" his tail with joy at having accomplished his object, he led me through the underbrush to the beach. There, concealed behind a clump of bushes, were two little children quietly digging in the sand and entirely unconscious, of the danger in which they had been.— Lieut. John C. W. Brooks in St. Nicholas. on that space fire* the gttn, WAR 4£ •r i fill V/AV.MWW— equal to ttlo. S*I«M't. vou all fcbotit itl IS f idkfcges is vegetable swteH»W I*o6t paid. if 'yott Will 6«t **»to etit Sft( with, i&c". stamps 'td*fbnti A. __ Seed Co.) L& tfrbsae, WSs,, ydtt will | free a package of above great « seed and bttf 148'page cataio Catalogue i" trhfrt tt* Wanted te "Fdther,"saidIhelittle bt(S, lookihgi f roffi his t&ettiw boob "if 1 ask you a qtn tioft *ill you answer ft?";;.^. "CeftafnlyV' was the fetfa^e ttsply t • "AndHotgetatigif?" Ttic Heroic Cat of Holloway. course, kills the enemy. Thus the, game continues until one side has all its soldiers killed by the men of the other. During the war between Japan and China, those two countries were nt war every clay on the sidewalks of New York. Often I have heard shouts that called me to my Windows, when I would see the triumphant party rejoicing over their victory.—Harper's Hound Table. A Novel Idea. Paris is responsible for bringing out the very latest fad of the advertising fiend, says an English newspaper. We have heard of the American who advertised his wares on the passing clouds at.night.time, by means of reflecting written sentences extolling to the skies his particular brand of merchandise with a powerful magic lantern. We have heard, too, "of the enterprising flrm of patent medicine venders who painted an advertisement of their wares on tlie rocks round Niagara, and of those who painted them upon the roadway. It is a development of this last method which has just come out. It is worked as follows: A tricycle is built with very broad tires, but these tires, Instead of being, smooth, are furnished with rubber type, of large pattern, arranged so as to form sentences. On the top of the wheel is an ink reservoir, supplied with a roller which Inks the type, and at the .bottom Is a blower worked by pe,dals,, which is constantly blowing away the dust from the roadway in ront of the wheel, so that it has a ilce clean surface on which to im- ress its advertisement. Of course this u>vel tricycle cau only print on wood r asphalt; but as most streets of Paris ire so paved, there is plenty of scope or it, and the ink, being of a brilliant olor and very permanent, leaves its nark quite readable for days. c* "No? saf it is time t was la bad?" "I won't do any of those thiagi." "Well, what 1 Want to know is, does 5 snake begin wben-it.wags its tail?» Couldn't Exchange Them, telthef. "Do you know that Snigley is the fatltil ° "Yes, I beard it last night at the clnll Did-you hear what he said about it?" I "No. What?" , „ ' "He said that they were the first dut jate wedding presents that Mrs. Snig and he had received." WHAT VICTORIA. WOjUUD DO. Has ISnormonti Power. Thongli She .Never Darns Use It. As a matter' of fact, says London Tit-Bits, our sovereigns have rarely taken any active part In politics since George III.'s time, but they could still do some very astonishing things if they chose. The queen could dismiss every Tommy Atkins In our army, from the commander-ln-clilef to the youngest drummer boy. She could disband the navy In the same way, and sell all our ships, stores and arsenals to the first customer that came along. Acting entirely on her own responsibility, she could declare war against any foreign country,'or make a present to any foreign power of any" part of tho empire. She could make every man, woman and child In tho country « peer of the realm, with tho right, in the case of males who are of age, to a seat In the house of lords, With a single word she could dismiss any government that happened to be In power, and could, It Is believed, pardon and liberate all the,criminals in our Jails. Those are a -fewi'of the things the queen could do it she Jlkefl; but'it is. pot necessary to say that her majesty never acta in matters of, state, except on, the .advice of 4Ue'government fov the time being, '< ^- '•.(.,, A Warning to Flower Stntues, In Hollowny's delightful groves A garden may be found Where posies of effulgent hue Shed fragrance all around. A blackguard little boy, whose name The Muse will not disclose, , - Phickfd; many a,gay carnation .there, And'one most lovely rose. A cat who saw the felony Resolved on vengeance dire; A feline feeling for the flowers Excited all her Ire, "You blackguard little boy," she mewed, "How dare you steal that rose?" And mewing so, she upward sprang And bit him on the nose! Now, blackguard little boys, beware Lest, if you roses thieve, An honest cat may bite you in A way to make you grieve. Let not your soapless little hands Do anything amiss— If Doctor'Watts were now alive, He would have written this. —Judy. The Young Jourmillsts, The youngest journalists in the United States are two lads known as the Snow brothers. Their names are Earl 13. and Horace H. Snow, -and their ages are thirteen and nine respectively. On July 14, 1S94, they began tho publication of the Star News, a small folio, sheet. They have published this paper regularly every second weejf sjnbe Its initial number, " Junior- editors are unusually and It did not iake them long the art of -•* - ,»••*! if' ., .„.• *Vfi^3*" **"wxr Ty ~ —»o- it yyw vg j*vf*y v t**fB *^M\4 ft narrow h}f»e happen^, tftj^nrjntlnjr. $he only aid they were able meet ft yo^ng wan who $lw In a. sin* w> get In acquiring their trade wero gle horse ebaJse , ft fls, JMdshjdetajw'h SUo'Sue?^ 1 ^ 1111 * 01 ' 8 Wn4 P rinteffir onoSfAKm T?"MM MAW Tlw Wte to«wfl without any „„ p»ough for turn to paaj^eacj} otaer, ^stance fram outsiders. Par}, thee|,d.« Had, p,repay«s j»u copy and assists' in typesetting, He has great Journalistic aspirations, He also displays ejy«^ '—• t tptte in setting dlepjay aqverU.iO' "- Horace attep<j8 to the dist " " ' ' " "klctes" "t sa Settlement. , . of thera;waul<j bacfc Ma carriage, 'which ti&iwtwrt, l) I'H »ot f 9 r m," 'ea|4 the«, young as 9ath, t! i jtMnls l am have a itabtto nv tnr m«5l' MT #"' ^1 wa6'fc«, ;hen pwllefl put "- jspii'arije 'Me -Qujjter,. go out ana by the Tfthat tlie M**ch«ittt Did, Romantic Miss—Have there not boenl moments in your experience when lift| seemed full of unsatisfied wants? Mr. Hardhead—Y-e-s, that's sol Romantic Miss—At such times I ahvavJ 3y to music for relief. What do you doj Mr. Hardhead? Mr. Hardhead-—I advertise. She Nearly Fainted, A lady teacher in one of the public! schools, in trying to explain the meaning oil the -word "slowly," illustrateE it by walking across the floor. When she asked the clas I to tell how she walked she nearly fointei I when a boy at the foot of the class shouted. | "Bow-legged, ma'am." Ills Reason. Tim—Why do you say that your cook is 1 like your bicycle? 1 Brink—I have to give her a blowing up | about onco a week or she's no good. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas i County—ss. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that ha Is the senior partner, of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., dolt)? business In the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said flrm will pay the sum of One Hundred Dollars for each and every case'of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and suoscrlbed la my presence this 6th day of December. A. D. 1880. A. W. GLEASON, (Seal.) Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally and acts directly on the blood ana mucous surfaces of tht, system. Sena tor testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY' & CO., Toledo, O. "Sold by druggists; 75c. Hall's Family Pills, 25c. — Mme. Sarah Bernhardt's last gown cost ] 7,500. It is decorated with diamonds and ;urquoises and the skins of 200 ermines 1 vere required to line the train, Conversing l>y The inhabitants of Gomera island, me of the Canaries, converse with; iach other by whistling. A German ifflcer, who has spent some time on he Island, describes the whistling..language, as follows: It consists of the ordinary speech of lie natives, expressed by articulate vhistling. Each syllable has its own appropriate tone. The whistler uses both fingers and ips, and it is asserted that con,versa:ion can be kept up at the distance of i inlle. Whistling Is said to be con- Ined to'Gomera island, and to be quite unknown on the other Islands' of the roup. The adoption of this mode of -carry- .ng on conversation Is, due to the ge'o- logical formation of the islaqd, which 18 Intersected by frequent gulches anc ravines. As there are no bridges across these ravines, Intercourse be' tweeu neighbors is often difficult; A man living within a stone's throw of another may have to go many miles around to make a call upon.his neigh t>or, and the Inconvenience of Inter course led the people to cultlvat whistling as a useful means of con versing at a distance. An Interesting Experiment, Not all colors absorb a like amount of warmtjj, White, for example, ab sorbs much less warmth than black therefore we use light-colored clothing in summer and dark in winter, Th.e absorbent quality of colors is cleverly Illustrated by the following expert roent: The inner sides of a cut glass are pasted out alternately wjtlr a whit and black strip pf paper, an^ carefully avleO,-ep that ft • JWlMjr. pf p[ BB are , bead ffllpngaVa WQttWWW 0? M flwt»n*i agttwt tip of the glass, , their Sarsaparilla has over and over again proved itself the best blood puriEer medical science has ever produced, It cuieS When other medicines utterly fail. Iti record is unequalled in the history ot medicine. Its success is based upon itJ intrinsic merit. Hood's \ Sarsapanlfa The One True Blood Purifier, fl; 6 for ?6. to talte . easy In effect. 25 cent? _ World's Pair I HIGHEST .AWARD jls Pure ana unsweetened: land can be retained by i ! the' weakest stomach.] :A safe, easily digested! iFOOD for DYSPEPTICS!! Sold by DRUQQISTS EVERYWHERE I Joh« Carle & Sons, New York. 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