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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 10, 1897
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^ > '".?'?*' - >l% * ' * • } & >r ! AL80NA tnWA. WBJPMS1U1?. mBtttt ART 10. 1007. P^pS^y^r^S " '""• *" % HE b I rthday of Abraham Lincoln may never be as w i d ely celebrated as that of Washington, but the memory of the great emancipator will always command as tender and sincere a homage as that of the "Father oC bis Country." Congress has not yet made the 12th of February a national holiday, but the State of Illinois has flone so, and each recurrence of the flay will, by formal public observance, serve to recall the example and the lesson furnished by the character and career of the great war president. Opinions wnl always differ as to which was the typical American, Washington or Lincoln. Washington was the product of the monarchy under which he was born, and in spirit, as well as in fact, belonged to the aristocracy. Lincoln was a child of the republic, and In the strictest sense a man of the working classes. The one possessing hereditary wealth and the graces of eminent social culture—the other born to the inheritance ,of hard work, and from the age of seven to seventeen years employed as a simple farm laborer—it would be difficult to find two men of more widely different spheres and characteristics. To illustrate, is it .possible to think of Washington, at midnight, dancing about his chamber—with long, lean legs protruding from an abbreviated night gown—as Lincoln did when Stanton carried him the news of Gettysburg? Gen. Washington would have arrayed himself in regimentals before receiving the tidings; or he would have said: "Mr. Stanton, I shall be in the president's office to-morrow morning at nine o'clock, if you have any communication to make." Yet as a man of affairs, a pratical statesman, charged with the duties of a momentous time, and in all that constitutes the highest elements of character, of personal force, of perception of the thing to be done, and of how and when to, do it, Lincoln was the peer -of any of the great leaders recorded In history. It will the glory of this country that it could offer two such men as Washington and Lincoln, who in monarchal or aristocratic states could never have reached the destiny for which they were created, Two years ago the venerable Hannibal Hamlin, then "the surviving standard bearer of 1860," journeyed from Bangor to New York, in spite of his eighty-one years, to attend the Lincoln anniversary banquet. When complimented by the toast-master, ho replied; "I came here to testify to the worth of Abraham Lincoln, and to say one thing only. We speak of the worth and wisdom of George Washington, We. have a day set apart by congress fo celebrate the memory of him, the pother pf h}s Country. Why not have j^ day set apart to celebrate the Savior pf his. Country? Old as I am in years, liharae'covers mo when I see how dis- ' gra.eefujjy our sonatprs have deserted •thejr duty, See that the birthday of Abrahajn, Uncoln is made a national '"feoltdnyl" ' If the honored guest of that jeeasipn. wer$ still living he would rer jpjce to* know that this demand was compiled with by the state of Illinois, the last legislature having passed a bj}{ making Feb. }?, Lincoln's birth* ' JJ?y/a lefisl b°l jd ay> The occasion was " hpnqrea in Chicago by Qrand a^d other civic organiza- ,,,^., „.„.. tfee Auditorium was «lfed iijfaJJff'M e,BthH|i!MS$|o aud^npe to listen tp u %$j|K||lI > / D e r }Qd,s Of ftQ-hert G. In- 'ft to m . AU ' legal holidays in the full sense of the word Is the spirit of greed that exists In business men, who only become patriotic when it suits their best financial Interests. If we are to have real holidays in which the true spirit of patriotism finds full play, the plain people will have to take some sort of Initiative. Lincoln's Clianco for a Shnvc. John J. Janney, who was a personal friend to Lincoln, called on the president one day in behalf of the reinstatement of Captain James, of the army, who had been refused further hearing by Secretary Stantou. About 100 persons were admitted to the executive private office a,t the same time. Mr. Janney remained till the last. He writes as follows of this visit to Mr. Lincoln: Finally they all left but two, a young woman and myself. She beckoned me forward, and I saw she wanted the last chance at the president. I nhook my head and she went forward. Upon being addressed, instead of replying she produced a tablet and pencil and. commenced a conversation with the president in writing, proving to be a mute. She occupied more -than half an hour, and when she left I arose and went forward and was met with: "Why, Mr. Janney, have you been waiting here qll this time? Why didn't you make yourself known sooner?" My reply was that I had waited for the purpose of hearing and seeing him try all those cases, and said it had been the most interesting hour of my life. He replied that it was sometimes tiresome to him, and frequently very trying, for he had to refuse appeals which it would give him pleasure to grant if justice would allow it. That girl, he said, had no business that brought her here, but she will live happier because she has met the president; and it is better at times to lot a woman have her way, and so let her talk. He said he had heard everybody that wished to be heard, and usually heard all they had to say. He asked me if there was anything he could do for me, to which I replied there was, and commenced a statement of the case, of Captain James, omitting the name to see if he would remember the case. Before I had proceeded far, he said to me, "Why, that is Captain James' case, isn't it?" I replied it was. He said he had ordered him reinstated, and finally asked me to go over to the war department to see how the case stood, and let him know the next morning. I left the room, but after closing the door opened It again without knocking, for which I apologized, and found that the president had thrown his head back in his chair, and his barber, who had evidently been watching his opportunity, had spread a towel over his breast, in order to shave him. I said LINCOLN'S SNAP SHAVE. I had forgotten to ask him at what hour I should call. "Call at 9 o'clock. I'll be here." I went to the war department, and upon inquiry was told they did not understand the president as having ordered Captain James re* instated,, that they thought the case had been referred to Agsiatftnt Scorer tary Watspjji, but uppn jn.qiiiry, it was found, a.s I suspected, that Mr. Stanton b»fl pigeonThpled. it, 140 that h4s d ipn ghoujq; not he interfered, with 3Sle«t WQrtttng I went tp the Hquse and. toeK ft t*ea,t \$ the an,terpo.m with, a ,|»ew?Daper, fa ft position, tj^t enable m, tq w tjje pweWwt fl,** $»jp»e «p,th,(* ptajis. in a few ^ the, protest w&e »p $e fyuffla «i l?f 'JjiwjsjJ tp, m jaw ney." At that somewhat familiar salutation all eyes were turned oa me With *6nder as t6 who I was that th« president addressed so familiarly. When 1 repotted *hat I had learned at the war department he took his pen arid wrote an order reinstating Captain James and handed It to me and said to me to take that over to the department and see if they would understand it. llnrntii's Kindness to a t.ittto Oltl. Many an act of kindness has been left undone because it carried with it a seeming loss of dignity, says an exchange. The following letter of a lady of Springfield, III., published in McClure's Magazine, shows the self forgetfulness and Kindness of the great men we delight to honor. The incident took place after Mr. Lincoln had been to congress. We. might query how many reptesentatives of 250,000 men would forget themselves enough to do the same thing. "The very children," the lady writes, "knew him for there was not one of them for whom he had not done some kind deed. My first impression of Mr. Lincoln was made by one of his kind deeds. I was going with a little friend for my first trip alone on the railroad cars. It was an epoch of my life. I had planned for it and dreamed, of it for weeks. ; "The day came, bill as the hour of; the train approached the hackinan,' through some neglect, failed to! call for my trunk. As the minutes went) on I realized, in a panic of grief, that I should miss the train. I was stand-: ing by the gate, my hat and gloves on, sobbing as if my heart would break, when Mr. Lincoln came by. .a ' 'Why, what's the matter?' he asked. And 1 poured out all my story. " 'How big's the trunk? There Is still time if it isn't too big,' ' and he: pushed through the gate and up to'the. door. , "My mother and I took jhim up, tp' my room, where my little old-fa»hip..hed trunk stood, locked and tied. 'Oh,, oh{' : cried. 'Wipe your eyes and :come on quick." ' i",-: '' "And before I knew what he. was ;oing to do he ' had ' shouldered the: trunk, was downstairs Vand "striding out of the yard. Down/the street,'he went as fast as his, long legs;' would carry him, I trotting < .behind'' drying my tears as I-went, We reached;the DOWN, .THE STREET HE , tation in time. ''Mff. Lincoln;-put me n the train, kissed me gobd-by and old mo to liave/acgood time; It was ust like him." '..",,'• v :. : : '. l-iiifolii iiuii His Civllura. I recollect aslperhaps the most in- cresting hour?; 6f my life «one spent (vith President'''Lincoln;,-'.in'''.Ills office m ohe of his. reception days. Captain ames, quartermaster at Fortress Mon- 'oe, had been'^'dismissed' by Mr. Stanon, secretary of war, for a. 'technical violation of, the regulations. Stanton •efused to'lie^r any explanation in de- 'ense'and'' N the president was appealed :o. I asked, if I could 1 be of any service n Washington, and upon an affirmative answer I went at once, I tried two days to get an audience, but found abinet^meetings or members of congress occupying all the time. By the third' day the anteroom had become full pf'people waiting to see the president,! men, women and boys, >white anjdtcolored. I' had by this time made the acquaintance of the doorkeeper, w<ho said that he thought if J would wait a few minutes the whole crowd would be admitted,' for that was the custom of the president whenever a crowd like that was there if there was no cabinet meeting nor anything of that kind. In a few minutes the door opened and tine crowd poured In, men; women and boys. I did not count them, but there were surely 100. As soon as I entered the room I cast my eyes over it and saw a seat, which if I could reach, would enable me to see and hear all that took place, secured the coveted seat and saw and heard Mr. Lincoln decide their cases. The president patiently heard all they had to say and his gqod nature, kindness and wisdom were so manifest that all could.but admire the unerring judgment and humanity with which they were all dismissed. Lincoln to 11 Jtruve Hoy, A young lad presented himself before Lincoln in the famous Blue Room in July, 1863, "Well, my lad, what do you wish?" He wanted to go to West Point. "How old are you?" On his answer the president said, laying his hand on the lad's shoulder, 'Oh, they won't receive you at West Point, you are not old enough." The boy's countenance showed great disappointment. Mi 1 , Lincoln asked him where he Jived and what he was d r olng. He gave his residence a»d said'he was fifer in a of rtaJa regiment. "Hpw long have you be<?« with U»e regiment?" "Hyer since the war commenced," • The president '4, gra.snjng the hpy's hand, " go b,a e k 0 your raiment and do your dHty, as J$»oy y<m win, «».d wfeea you gre old. icijgh eonje bapk here and I will aead $10 Wf COBNMR, Wlf ANO WiSBtiiM, AfatJ ThS E*ett96 lot Alftnaon Debit— A n Krof Merer, or Wh.v Fnrrtter fttipAe.A Cofisoliitlon—' tjlsh View of It, OUNG Alansbn Debit, a master of art, Went walking - down Broadway with joy in his heart, When he, at the corner of Madison Square, Encountered John Bookacc o u u t taking the air. A sinking sensation he felt, tout de suite, His heart seemed to flutter and sink ' to his feet; : For Bookaccount grinned and observed: "O, I say, Just pay me the tenner I loaned yovi last May." "Oh, Bookaccount, man," stammered Debit, aghast, "Why ruthlessly dig up the bones of the past! The note that you refer to was changed on the spot; Heaven knows where it Is now— I'm sure I do not. : My washwoman must have got some of the cash, At least seven dollars were paid out for hash, The cable cars caught me,.no doubt for some cents, And a dollar I paid to my tailor, for rents. 'Oh,,'twere vain to inquire how these i,, people blew The money you say that I borrowed .: from you— <. They may have piayed faro, for all . : that I know, Trade's people raise Cain when they've money to blow." . —John Paul Boc'ock in Twinkles, f Hfe dUfeeN'S3UfeSt§ bo • Concerning Queen Victoria's entertainment of "dine and sleep" guests at Windsor castle this wintei*, a London correspondent of an exchange writes: These visitors who are invited by the master of the household, arrive about 6 o'clock in the evening, and thej assemble in the corridor (evefry one in full dress) at 8:30, when the lord-in* waiting settles the order in which tha company are to go to dinner. The queen enters from her own apartments exactly at 8:45, with the princess and the lady-in-waiting, and the party at once proceed to dinner in the oak room, which adjoins the corridor. The conversation at the banquet is not lively f her majesty strictly confining her remarks to general subjects, such as art, literature, and scenery. Any allusion to political or personal topics is absolutely prohibited. After dinner the queen and ladies retire to one of the drawing-rooms (there are three — the white, the green and the red), which open out of the corridor, where they are speedily joined by the men of the party. Formerly the queen went round the circle, saying a few simple and pleasant things to each person, but now her majesty does not leave her seat, and the guests are taken up to her in fours by the lady-in-waiting and the lord-in-waiting, after which she retires to her rooms with the princesses (If any are present), and the company finish the evening with music and whist. The guests' apartments are very comfortable, with large baths and capital fires. Smoking is strictly forbidden except in the smoking-room, which is far removed from the queen's own part of the castle. In the morning guests breakfast either In their own rooms or with the household-ln-wait- ing, after which they take their departure. old two *teks aftif tibn of his present t6f jft of Mrs. Migtitly—They gay who deliberates Is tost. —Yes—pi-obJibly c Taking the wbrld over, out 000,000 persons, 48,000 die of ver and 50,000 of typhoid an Smith—is young tleing law? Williams—I He was called to the bar, he's practicing economy. An Art Criticism, He—"I wonder what the meaning o£ that picture is? The youth and the maiden are in a tender attitude." She—"Oh, don't you see? He has just asked her to marry him, and she is accepting him. How sweet! What does the artist call the picture?" He (looking about)—"Oh, I see. It's written on a card on the bottom,'Sold'." Household Words. Diplomacy. His father—"If you marry old Stubbs' daughter you shan't have a cent of my money." "The son—"But, father, if I don't marry her I can't get a cent of old Stubbs' money." His father (with a grudge to satisfy) —"My own boy! Marry her and render that old skinflint penniless."—Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. In IfuUu'u Y<!ur«. When their steps are slow and their locks are gray, The children who go to school to-day Will cherish its memory green; They -will say as they gather and talk of its bliss, "There's never a bond, old friend, like this— We've drank from the same canteen." —Chicago Record. Taking Chaucott. Jim Faro—I'm in luck. I got $500 last nig'ht on the ace of hearts. Cracksey Joe—Dat's nothin'. A fr'en o' mine cracked a jewelry crib las' weeli an' got five t'ousand on a tray af diamonds.—New York Sunday Journal. A Wreck. He thought her hair was all her own Till she gave her head a. twitch. He saw and fled. 'Twas another wreck Caused by a misplaced switch. —Columbus (0.) Journal. A'» ErraiiU of The minister—I must go and sec Farmer Wheatley, I understand he is sadly in need of spiritual consolation. His Wife—What has happened "to him? The Minister—He has received a gold brick. W0 rjd is a Mrs. Criwsgnbeak small place, after all." Mr. Crjmsonbeak— "Well, it doesn't seem to be so injghty small if % nian is chasing around after a Ipst collar button."--Yonkers Statesman. MAXIM'S IMPROVED GUN. . Mor'o Destructive In Kttoct and Heavier In Calibre Thau Previous OUCH, From the London Mail: A new machine gun which, it is confidently expected, will cause more damage to life and property than any other quick-firing piece hitherto known to science, was introduced to public notice and its construction and capabilities explained by Mr. Hiram S. Maxim in a lecture at the Royal United Service Institution yesterday. A sample of-the glm was on view in the anteroom of the institution. , It was pointed out that this was the first fully automatic gun above 1^ inches which had 'been an unqualified success. With this new terror a gunner who knows his business can deal out four 9-pound shots in a shade under three seconds without even so much as taking his eye off the object to be attended to or his finger off the trigger. The danger of death to the gunner by the explosion of a cartridge while the breech is open, has been rendered impossible by the application of a simple device whch prevents the gun being opened until the charge has been fired. This may seem a slight matter, but Mr. Maxim holds that nowadays, when the full mental pressure of the scientist Is being brought to bear on the invention of new machines for the rapid annihilation of an enemy, the risk of accident to those who work the complicated mechanism is found to increase. Hence the emphasis laid by the lecturer upon the feature of the new gun. ACCIDENT STORIES. Amusing ThlugH In the Miilst of Serious Circumstances. It is characteristic of the perversity of human intelligence to find the most amusing things in the midst of the most serious circumstances—such as railroad accidents, for instance, says the Youth's Companion, it is related that a solemn-faced Yankee woman was once riding on the train from Brookfieid to Stamford, Conn. Somewhere between the two stations the track spread and the train rolled down an embankment. The solemn : faced lady crawled from beneath the wreckage, and asked of a broken-legged man who was near: "Is this Stamford?" "No, ma.'am," the man gasped, "this is a catastrophe!" "Oh, dear!" she answered, "then I hadn't oughter got off here, had I?" This anecdote is much like a still older one, which, in its original and proper form, came from Scotland. An old Scottish woman was taking her first journey, to the very next station, on "a railroad train, On the way a switch was left open, and the train went into the ditch with a crash. As soon as the old woman could regain her senses and her tongue she called out to the guard, who happened to be on the same wrecked car: "And do they aye whummle us oo' like that?" A C'btniii-olich8lv<- "What's his profession? 1 ' said •with the wide range of laste "He'sati artist," '•Yes, but what kind? Does h b „ paint pictures or walk the tight to^jt Vibrating lit trtl»eftil~AfceaM, ! Like the strings of uhiusical the nervous system in health „„, pleasantly with other parts of the t But weakened or overwrought it most inharrnonlously. Quiet andlnL nte it with the greattranquilizeraiidM Hostettor's Stomach Bitters, which! motes digestion, bilious secretion < ular antion of the bowels, aud malarial, rheumatic and kidney comp] Knslly Remedied, He—I wish you wouldn't 8top : everv milliner's show window. Whe—Well, let's go inside. Millions of Cook Hooka (liven An There is one large house in] country that has taken business o turn and means to ride in on the t tide. Alive to the signs of better(] and to the best interests of the ].„ they nve now circulating 1 among", ilies a valuable publication knowif TlIK ClIAItl'.RM A. VoGKl.KK CoAIPAL COOKERY BOOK ANB BOOK OF Conn AM) HKAM'H, which contains 1 choice information on the subject! cooking. Recejpts for the propanf of good, substantial and dainty dls prepared especially for it by ale authority, will be found in 'its Much-care-has been taken in its* aration and distribution, with' hope that it will be jupt the needed for housekeepers, just the thing needed also for the< of the health and household. Ail Cookery Book it will be invaluable! keep on hand for reference. It also contains full - information! regard to the great remedies oE 1 house, which provide against ailments, especially the Master for Pains and Aches, St. Jacobs Oil| To give some idea of the labor expense of this output;, more than tons of paper have been used in j publication, and at the rate of a day, it lias taken several months I the issue. The hook can he had of druggisj everywhere, or by enclosing a stamp to The Charles'A, Vogeler Cos pany, Baltimore, Mel. It costs if>00,000,000 every day. to run I world's railways. Doubles tlio Pleasures of n Drive, i A fine carriage doubles the pleasure I driving; Intending buyers of carriages! harness can save dollars by sending for I large, free catalogue of the Elkuart " riage and Harness Mfg. Co., Elkhart, Florida strawberries are being rushed I market in great quantities. TO CURE A COLD IN* ONE DAY. Take Ii'nxutlvo Bromo Quinine Tablets. J. Druggists refund tno inonev if It fulls to cure.S Tbe public debt of France is the iu the world, nud amounts to about SS.'OUJ 000.000. . We will forfeit $1,000 if any of our pul! (faked testimonials are proven to be nq genuine. THE PJSO Co., Warren, Pa. j Party nt the Door—Is the lady o£ tb bouse in? Cook—I'm one of tbim sur. CASOAKETS stimulate liver; kidneys a'nl bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe, 10l ,T. C. Marvel, who. for fifty years hff been the postmaster atRenobotu/R. I.,.' resigned. , VW ^^ I People know Hood's Sarsaparilla is the bo nedicme ever produced, because it euros T' 1 ' ill others fail. Severity millions of: people ,._. m abiding confidence in the curative power o£ Sarsaparilla The best—in fact the One True lilood Purlfl Hood's Pills McKinley's Inauguration "I hear, Mrs. Derby, that your husband has two revolvers and a Winches- r far 8»x burgers W h 0 may c . al]i » "lie h»d, but they c S me the pther i-Y , » "-' Wlioolbnrrow Instead Maj. Pailrin of the Italian army has invented a very ingenious contrivance, whioh is designed tp supersede the knapsack. He has invented a vehicle to which he has given the name pf the cyclosac, or the sack on wheels, On this will be carried the baggage oj two soldiers, and the uprights of the tent will be used to convert }t into a, sorl of wheelbarrow which the soldier cap drag behind him when ascending QI push before him when descending Th« iwo soldiers will take it turn pout to push or draw the cycloeac, and it js contended that this arrangement will not merely enable the troops to march much longer distances but to fight much better oa t'ie field of battle, being relieved of all Impediment^, which, 'R ttP rf.ap.-'-J'WladeJphia jj, ; i' !:JrFJiife/AiLis • saii; 'rieketsvwillbe'',. from all iMilAll w B B t Rud nor| west ever (hi; file Four Ron and Cfiesapetl & Ohio Ry, . W9$)ilngton,Q,( and return »W fare March U. and 3, good rf| turning u a III March 8. Tills la lilt) i lino tlH'uuBli „ mountains? flu c« nous and Hi Held*. T|)i> Ip it R inavyi'l >M b >i 1 e (1, ; dining cor M imsuri>A»«otl. (urlliei-pnrtku H.w. SPARES, Tr»v,-p«ss,Aet;. ' J.C. TUCKER, 234 ClarK 8t,. -.,..,.„.- ^ ^p. ^gg ggp v ^^ $ 100 BICYCLE FREi mystery to solve, tedious word. cont§$||, $? orders tQ take, M Qnly some writing in voyr own Jioro? t 'h particulars ?W d. siarar ' " ' -^

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