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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 15, 1896
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APK1L lg *,*-a*;*-3* ipfNn &'\ flfifirffl -. ..«j- J ,«.-. vwvfl^t -81T1 kHrthg dar, 3*<*. 1 Taeefafesfs cfrcontetafiees. ** ffgfci 16 tlw* Ik* «=<*** «r*Wteae* AM KY, ., &"'•• fcMililifUt'td feprodiictioii on thi* $»«* froto fteak Leo- "J t*4 V l.-t w Newspaper of the year IgfrS, illus- traitag the horrible massacre of the crew of the American steamer vir- ginlns, will be rlewed with a sad by the fljajoritr of readewL jrhe pictures will bring home to them at a glance the extreme barbarity of jBpala's methods of warfare, and will justify the denunciations launched Against that retrograde nation, in the highest legislative council of this country; for it is hardly to be supposed that the bloodthirsty hidalgo pa* undergone any change of heart in the past twenty y are. la fact, there are reasons to believe that, if anything, -the practices of the present author!- i i present «*ie, *ttdtt feat* few* te **- dertake i, Uiofoa^ SM paiastekteg Jfidtttel etAftJaaaon. , tiofran** Bar- rtel, ill Saet&ga, tSiOBgbt oi •lid do did fai& adfeetefita, tie Volunteers. On Kor. ecnrWnattial was eotlTEned oa •••.•—• •- -—™ MHHJ in *i*^ COO*Q - -4**l* tl* poor n,Utllsted » tie tit*** 44 Sft&tiftgo A4 L . ^^ ||0ttM ^ itw ^ fw ^ " Of*Mfc* — ——< unir btttcUc ft MT ***&* that t&fe people of „„, tUted Slates. *Hi this ghastly trag- — *t**i»fifcSSl II «,*&«, fefcse to setts* if 10 ooMm jsLtttsStfKS coffee. iNStROCttVE YOUNG AMD OLtX POfi the Tornado, and tfee foar Of tfeg expedition Gflaetals W. A. C. Ryan, of K«fr York. Jesus del Sol, fcernabe Varoaa and Pedro Qespedes. brother of the president of the Cabas fepnbUc, were eaadetiissd to death on the Charge of piracy. The sentence Tfas carried Into effect the foikrring morning. Hardly bad the snoie cleared from above the corpses of these tour lovers of liberty irhea a second court-martial assembled to try the rank and file of the expedition, including the captain and crear of the Vlr- ginius. Here again the charge was piracy on the high seas, and again the- sane awful sentence was pronounced. It being Impracticable to execute the entire body of prisoners at one time, the unfortunates were divided Into batches, and on tie morning of Jfov. 4th the first one, consisting of Captain Fry and thfrty-siz of his crew, many MOM* t*e Spanish protestation thai **e ob6dticttfii their present *aif the Cabans upon Grlbayedott in ot Teteru>t lit predecessors of the seventies! The story ol tha Virglnius, briefly SPANISH SOLDIERS BLOWING OFF THE HEADS OF MEMBERS OF ; THE "VIRGINIUS" CREW. marched the Jail to the slaughter-house half & mile away, to fall victims to the vindictive hate of the Spanish tyrant Here I quote an eye-witness* description: "The sad procession halts when it has arrived at the place of doom, and forms a hollow square with the victims in the midst The line of soldiers next the slaughter-house then opens and the prisoners are placed on the edge of the trench or moat, kneeling and bound, but not blindfolded, and having their faces turned to the wall. The clergy, after having conveyed to the 'miserable sinners' their Master's message of 'Peace on earth and good will towards men,' and having recommended their souls to that mercy in another world denied to them in this one, retire to the center of the square, where they take their place beside the colonel and the regimental staff. The commanding officer gives the fatal signal by waving his sword, the men flre, and the wretched objects of Spanish hate and vengeance fall headlong into the shallow trench, some i dead, some dying, and others wounded, '' but alive. Then comes the crowning barbarity—a company of artillery, till now kept in reserve, gallops forward and crushes, with the br«ad and heavy wheels of the guns, dying, dead, and tie tfaae fiiajr not be distant *heto ihfrd, and perhaps half, of thfc pension oaer paid oat by the government will be distributed In the south, says the" Sataaaah (Ga.) Kews. The movement; of members of the Grand Army of the Hejjablic, particularly of those who re-' wire pensions, to the southern states Is now so targe as to attract general attention, and H is steadily growing in rolnnie. The reason of this is that the o2d soldiers of the north suffer from the effects of wounds received or diseases contracted in the war, and are anxious to pass their declining years la a milder climate. The long and severe northern winters are thinning their ranks rapidly. They believe they would lire longer and have better health In the south. That is why so many of them are settling in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. In a dispatch published recently, giving an account of the movements of immigrants from the west to Alabama, it was stated that at present about $7,500,000 of federal pension money is paid out in the south annually and that it is estimated that $15,000,000 will be paid out next year. If this estimate should not prove erroneous it affords good ground for saying that the time is not distant when half the money disbursed by the government for pensions will be paid to northern veterans living in the south. I Gold Co'n In a Drawer. Several days ago Henry Rodewald, a grocer, died, leaving a small stock'of goods. The goods were sold for the benefit of the family and appraisers were called in to fix the value of each piece. The task was all but finished when a rickety old table was dragged, out to have a price fixed upon it. With much misgiving as to whether it was : not an overvaluation, the table was marked at 10 cents. Herman Hartman. j the appraiser, was about to put the ta-'' ble back In the corner when it occurred, to him to look into its drawer. He pulled out a heavy package, which, when opened, was found to contain $1,-. 700 in gold coin. The heirs are greatly stirred up over this unexpected addi-| tion to the assets and all the furniture, is being searched for more money.— In-, dianapolls News. AFTEH THE SHOOTING OF THE CREW OF THE "VIRGINIUS 1 * —NEGROES OF THE CHAIN-GANG TUMBLING THE DEAD BODIES OF .VICTIMS INTO MULE-CARTS.^Frank Leslie's Illuestrated Newspaper, December 20, 1873, up, is as follows: The vessel, „ side-wheel iron steamer," was pur- febaeed in New York in 1870 by the 'Cuban revolutionary junta, and was jused for the transport of men and mu- nitions'to the coaat of Cuba. She was Centered as an American vessel, how- jover, and continued to fly the stars and Wipes on her various cruises. Her Aast trip was in the autumn of 1873, - iwh|n she left Kingston, Jamaica, with jpne hundred and seventy-five volun- • teere and a complete armament, and 4|ume4 her helm toward- tbe Cuban icosst, Her captain, Joseph Fry, was a >f Louisiana, and bad been engaged for thp occasion. Her r the most part were New,,_, a,nd weje unaware of the QP- t of the' expedition. Unfortunately 1 yjrjfinji»8 to seek temporary ahei- te' ft$ fcsrbp, y of jKJflgstbn,' the ,$riw » ^ •^•"jr '^^r - T*T T r* •^e*wi^^fpwf> T* ^"-rcTJy s?$jffFpf t ^^977 ff#$Rip,Jwr $fl,'wrfa4f^ wound'ed into one indistinguishable mass," And these horrors the Spanish governor proposed -to repeat day by day until the last man of the two hundred odd prisoners of the Virginius had been done to death! But on Nov. 5, a few hours before the time fixed for the third orgy of blood, a British war-ship, the NJobe, appeared in (he harbor, and her captain promptly informed the governor that he would tolerate no fur-- tbep bloodshed until tae matter had b'oen referred to the home authorities, who were then engaged in a similar busln'ess |n Ireland, The Spanish governor- referred tp current events Jn Ireland and. was about to carry out his awful work when a United States crui- ger 8teame4 tpta port with decks elea,r- fqr aption, Tbe guns were at once trained on the city and a request sent tP the governor that the remainder P? tfig'Virgin^ prisoner* be surrendered -'"-•-- ha,]! p ftour, The request ._.'., complied with, Tbs' ylce ?K}mJri} ttien Ql Mfyfe , , <?»t Americanism. To be an American is to believe in America and the American people. To be an American is to have an abiding faith in the future and in the destiny o^> America. To be an American is to have, a high conception of what this great; country should be, and following out that ideal loyally.—Rev. John H. Prugh. Seemed Sufficient. Mrs. Tono—So you're going to sen4 your daughter to Wesleyan. Why not Vassar? Mrs. Update—The Vassar colors don't become her.—Philadelphia Record. The Whole or None. Jones—Black Is a liberal fellow. He never does things by halves. Smith—That's a fact. He never borrowed less than a dollar from me yet. £ttr]r~£fit Make* «i« Cfclp* Chinee Pt»S*i—A Pr*«J- Expetitteat—Potato Sfrrte* «nd Cleaner. N the seven fields shown on the card the thre« blue and three white chips are to be interchanged in such a way that the white ones will take the place of the blue and the blue those of the white chips. The rule is that a chip can be fflored but one field, unless there Is a single chip in the way, with a space on the other side, when this can be jumped. There must never be more than one chip on each space. The blue chips are supposed to be placed on spaces 1, 2, 3, and the white chips on spaces 5, 6, 7. Bicycles and Kallroads. The bicycle is coining to the front as a model in certain lines of railroad traffic. It is all very well to talk about high speed and crowding on steam enough to make a hundred miles an hour, but this can only be done in exceptional localities and with exceptional facilities. The entire plan of the railroad as it stands to-day is not fit for any higher rate of speed than that already attained. For successful travel at any rate much above the present, n complete overhauling of road-bed and rolling stock is necessary. One of the first undertakings is reducing grade. This is possible and entirely practicable; then safety appliances for ordinary road traffic must be looked after. It would scarcely pay a railroad to be obliged to station guards at every crossing, but with a time schedule fixed at a hundred miles an hour, this would be among the necessities. It is altogether likely that within the next half century railroads will be lifted from the ground altogether. A substantial trestle would cost no more to equip and keep in order than the ordinary roadbed, and Its advantages would be manifold. Grades could be reduced to a minimum except In mountainous regions. Heavier rails are necessary and curves must be done away with. The weakest points of the best railroad tracks to-day are the joints. It is quite easy for the watchful ear to detect the instant when the wheels meet the joints in the rails. There is a little concussion which necessarily means a certain amount of retarding of the motion. Just how this is to be remedied inventors have not yet shown us. This is one of the undeveloped features of railroading and one on which much of the high speed of future train service depends. Close joints would be an easy achievement were it not for expansion and contraction, but these must be allowed for. A well-constructed track should give not the slightest sound as the train passes over the joints of the rails. It is estimated that a train of ordinary Pullman cars carries one and one-half tons of dead weight for each passenger; the bicycle carries twenty pounds dead weight to the passenger, and at a much higher rate of speed. Comparing these figures, it goes without saying that jonee. 'Using a fresh cone each time, poar in some rich-colored wine, port, for Instance, theft some salad-oil, and finally & little of the alcohol from the spirit-' lamp tinder the coffee-urn. If you use care In all this, you will succeed admirably, and the glass will show the fire fluids clear and distinct, the colors being brown, white, red, yellow and white. Potato Sorter and Cleaner. Justus A. Mitchell, of Orillia, Iowa, has utilized the rocking principle In this Tery handy derice for assorting and cleaning potatoes. Racks with different-sized meshes are arranged within the box to allow of the automatic STRANGE ACCIDENTS TO BIRDS An Irish naturalist once observed a dumlln acting in n very curious manned on the seashore. The bird would alight then fly a short distance, then alight again, violently shaking its head. A round lump appeared fastened to its beak. It turned out that the bird had innocently attempted to Investigate a, cockle which it had found open, Thq shell had closed on its bill. A poor little chaffln was found dead near Epsom with its lower mandible so firmly imbedded In the shell of a beech-, nut that It had been unable to extri, cato it and had died of starvation. A hen pheasant was observed by a sportsman to be flying' around ancl around in a wild manner. On being shot it was discovered to have a large oak leaf impaled upon its beak in sucU a way as to totally obscure its vision. Herons sometimes choke themselves by attempting to swallow large trout. An eider duck has been killed by attempting to swallow a toad. A kingfisher was once found which could not fly on account o| having a young pike stuck in Us throat. Some hunters removed' the flsh and the bird flew away Unhurt, • Birds that employ liair In the _. ing of their- Rests come to grief .., strange ways. A gentleman who possessed sevoral colts noticed a Email bird entangled Jp the tail of one of his colts. It had evidently been on a search for bsjf and had become ensnared, Qwej Qf birds getting their feet en* in -wool or- string are well , .Mil death usually ensues, j| hu. Waft feejp Is &ot forthcoming, Ja tJie, ep^agf pf tee yea.r the .-, - ... , _ - _ j .*fl''-S ""V HP Ufee there is a radical defect in the construction of Pullman cars; indeed, they have for many years been looked upon as cumbersome, stuffy and unsanitary. Who can tell the amount of disease spread by these incubators of death- dealing bacilli. These cars were well enough when they were first built, for they had to encounter all sorts of buffeting on all sorts of rough and badly- constructed roads, but they are now almost as much behind the times as the stage-coach. What is needed is a strong, light, clean, carefully-planned car weighing perhaps one-tenth as much as the present cumbersome and lumbering means of transportation. This would reduce the wear on the rails [he cost of building, and the tremendous load that engines are forced to drag, ft would also improve the health of the public by removing a most fruitful fource of contagion, An Instructive Experiment. A very pretty and instructive experiment may bo made with little trouble sorting of the crop, the lower rack being sufficiently shortgned as compared with the upper one so as to allow of the delivery of different sizes into different receptacles or piles. Dyspeptic Oranges. A mysterious disease which has attacked many orange trees in Florida has been discovered to be indigestion. The department of agriculture in its year book pays special attention to dyspeptic oranges and describes the disease and its cure. Its cause is the same as that which so often brings on dyspepsia in human beings—overfeeding. Excessive cultivation and too much nitrogenous manure affect the orange tree just as too many heavy table d'hote dinners affect a man. Instead of looking pale and taking pepsin tablets, however, the orange tree turns a very dark green and a reddish brown sap exudes from the t\vigs. The tips turn up and shape themselves into S-like curves. The fruit turns a lemon yellow color before it is half ripe, and has a very thick rind. As it ripens the fruit splits open and becomes worthless. The reddish brown resin gets on the fruit before it is ripe and renders it unsalable. Most of the diseases of the orange tree are due te a lack of cultivation and it was thought that a tree would not take more nutriment from the soil than it required. This is not so, for the tree takes up all it can get and then, like a small boy who has eaten too much plum pudding, becomes sick. The dark green color which the foliage then assumes is very handsome, but it means no oranges, or at least none that are any good. The disease is known as die-back, because the twigs begin to die at the tips and then generally die back to the branches. To cure the disease all that is required is to withhold the fertilizer, but when the disease has gone too far and gum pockets begin to form on the bark there i<? no cure for it—Kansas City Journal. Fireproof Construction. Three primary conditions are enumerated by the Scientific American as essential to the ideal fireproof building -viz.: It should be proof against any attack from without; the skeleton frame, consisting of steel columns and horizontal girders, should be enclosed in some thoroughly fireproof material and, third, it should be such as to render it practicable to localize a fire and confine it to the particular floor upon WnlOh it svn.rv4v.nj. m. - *^ at a . „„„. pecks; $ bb&fof; j& f& earlier; of ong-half bafftt Sf afid 6ae44!t barrel of tet bbls. tot |6. l To get these liHtf pffces ,. g Cot this bat ftaa iettd the along td thejoltf A. La Crosse, Win., and g gree l^tatoes at ibofe chfeafT Good until April 25th, • ' fTnfiiiitotii Mi (One "Bat, -1 am 66. ftiiiWirllre-, < nmrmured, as be held the dear in his. "Oh, George,'* J&6 sighed, papa aef*ed on e*efy other rwaat i do on (hat. how happy tt-e conM fan' President Isaac Lewis of Sablna,(, is Jiighly respected all through , section. He has lired ia Clinton u 75 years, and has been presidehtl the Sabina Bank 20 years. Il c , testifies to the merit"of iiood's pat-ilia, and •trliat he says is attention. AH brain workers Hood's Sarsaparilla peculiarly sdi to their needs. It makes pure,., red blood, and from this comes ^ menta], bodily and digestive sires " I am glad to say that Hood's L rilla is a very good medicine, esp as a blood pariOer. It has done; many times. For several years I BO greatly with pains of in one eye and about my temples, j pecially at night when I had been ha?d a hard day of physical and mental labd I took many remedies, bat found helpotji In Hood's Sarsapariila which cured Bel rheumatism, cenmlgia and headaeki Hood ! s Sarsapariila has proved itself at friend. I also take Hood's PUla to . my botrels regular, and liks the very much." _ ISAAC LEWIS, Sebice, Oil £ Sarsaparflla Isthe One True Blood Purifier. AJ1 druggists.} Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co.. Lowell, J arc prompt, efficient i easy In effect 25 c So writes Hon. D. J. Brewer, <• Jnaice U. S. Supreme Conrt. u > flfg*"Se:id a Postal for Specimen Pages, etc.! ""** Successor of the . "Unabridged." Standard of the U. S. Oov'tPiiit.i inc Office, the U.S.Si* i>mue Court, all tig Stute .Supr<ane Conni and of nearly all die Schoolbooks. "Warmly Commended * —-,•» *»wu4 UUl/H which it originates. The writer remarks that in the case of the majority of buildings there is evidence of an attempt to fulfill the third condition a partial attempt at the second, and none whatever at the first. The first condition can only be met by reducing the window space, building the walls with a facing of the very best fire brick and furnishing every window with a plate or roller shutter of steel.' The second condition can'bo reached by walling in every column every main girder with high-class JL _ paving between the brick preparation of asbestos that now used on the steam Pip ng or some similar non-conducting material and the third condition can be attained by fire brick floors with ce meat finish, abolishing all woodwork and usmg metal window casing- sashes, providing each elevator with plate steel doors and ] ing on each floor a powerful The Corruption o j TjP ees. by SUitd ooi^iiuirw enls of Schools ami other Educators almoU without number. TKE BEST FOR EVERYBODY , BECAUSE , ft IB easy to find the word wanted, i U is easy to ascertain the pronunciation, i It Is easy to trace the growth of a wort, i It Is easy to learn what a word, means. ' The Chicago Times-Herald says.-- 1 i ' «> et«t«r's International Dictionary in UBpiwenlt ) fonnlsalBolnio authority on evervtbinpnertainimc > to our language in the way of orthography,onto* j epy.etyinoipsy, and definition. From itihereisnoi f Jtisas perfect as human eflortandscbolar'ji > sUpcan mateit.—r— -• * .. p can mate i O. <& C. Dee. 14.1835. >„ Publishers, 1 ! Mass., P.S..4 - ' Home=seekers Excursions* Rimte April 7, April 21, May 5. , To the South and West 1 , Arizona, Arkansas, Texas NEBRASKA, Kansas, ety., t Coll at the local ticket office and get full inform* tiqn about rates, stop-oyet privileges, return limitfj and territory to whieli reduction will apply. Or.l better still, write to J. FIUNCJS, G. P. A., BBTj liugtpn Route, Ornabt, Keb. . .; P. S. The crop of 18951)' going to be the biggest] Nebraska ever bad. ¥. question about it. Not!?,, ten years have condition, been so favorable, ' Betteg' figure on getting bold ot »> gopcl quarter section L - "* prices advance. SMOKING TOBACCO, 2 oz. for § anc| at » 0 expense, • A good time to pake it is while coffee is be i ng serye ^ after dinner, for Jt will be sure to interest everyone at the table, a,nd moreover, you will then have at hwd aJJ the needed materials, ' The experiment Is a practical tratloB of speclflc gravity, a»a m placing fl ve am ds on t aWQtJje,>- l« the order Qf their wiijiout any possibjuty P f their iajxiae Tafee a champagne s]m> a nd at the n d m coff tt S ^ 8 >««' ^ eneij copee, {{QW ( haying Pftper cpnea, eaqfe wjth; J at a ngut angle, as wire , comp,aln t *. being n», pames. it is that ° wplaillt ' as not dea} Qf are corn- there is Give a Qpod, MeWw, , Pleasant Smol^e. 'TryThem, , (MI s PO. mm ma, ^mil%!ft^g^iyffi^

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