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r-"< il S\ THE DECLAE1TION. HE Declaration of Independence was the grandest document ever penned by human hand. , The original docu- 1 uient Is still preserved In the government archives at W a s h 1 n g t on where it Is guarded night and day a3 the most sacred ralic of our infancy as a nation. It has been printed and reprinted as It should be. Every American should know It by heart. Every foreigner coming to our shores should familiarize him3elf with it before enter- Ing upon the privileges of citizenship. Yet it is safe to say that it is not read much nowadays. Fifty years ago the reading of the declaration was a part —the part— of every Independence Day celebration. Of late decades the custom has disappeared almost entirely. It , ought to be revived. No celebration of ' the. day should pass without its being read and without its .history being re- Interrupt out connections and correspondence. They, too, have been deaf to the voice ol justice and consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessltiy -which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind—enemies in war, in peace, friends. We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in general congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of ,/our Intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish .and declare, that these inlled calonies are. and of right ought ;6 be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance 16 the British crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that, as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent states may of : right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance an the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred iionor. JOHN HANCOCK, President of Congress and Delegate from Massachusetts. WdRLti'S LARGEST FLAG- It 1tlH Con*nme lardi a* the . The Immortal document was drafted by Thomas Jefferson, amended slightly by his colleagues of the committee of the Continental Congress, and reported and adopted on July 4, 177C. On Juno 7th of that year Richard Henry Lee, of Virginia, offered in the name of his Btate a resolution in congress: "That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states." This resolution was seconded by Jcil>n Adams, of Massachusetts; the debate upon which began on the following day, and continued two days. On July 2, 1776, Lee's resolution was called up, and delegates from twelve colonies (New York not voting) unanimously declared "that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states." B 4 ut as the declaration was not reported and adopten until July 4th, the anniversary of independence was fixed on that day. The document, which had been relegated to a committee for preparation, Is as follows: When, in the course of human events, it becomes' necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to jtssume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitles them, a decent respect to tho opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the cainres which impel them to the separation, "••;••'•'•'•:' "' . • ' • We hold these truths tp be self' evi* and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for lipht and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a desire to reduce them under absolute depotlffn, it is their right, it U their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such Is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a record of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his assent to laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so'sus- pended he has utterly neglected to ac- tend to them. He has refused to pass- other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature—a right inestimable to them, and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them Into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing, with manly firmness, his invasions on the rights of the people, He has refused, for a. long time after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their e?;orclse, the state remaining, in the meantime, exposed to all the dangers of Invasion from without and convulsions within. 'He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states ;fo,r that purpose'ob- structing the laws for uaturalizatipu of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raisins the condition of new Appropriations of lands. He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing ju» diciary powers. He has made judges dependent pn his will, ajpne, for the tenure of tyelr ofllces, and tfoe payment of tJ}'olr salaries: J He erecte4 a wijjtltude pf new 6$lees, ' hither pwanns. of offers, to qiu 1 Reqpie pd. eat pfof their troops among us; for protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states; for cutting off our trade with all parts of the world; for imposing taxes on; us without our consent; for depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury; for transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses;' .for abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbltary government, and enlarging its boundaries, so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for Introducing the same absolute rule into these .colonies; for taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering, fundamentally, the forms of our governments; for suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves Invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection, and waging war against us. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this, time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilised nation. He has constrained our fellow citizens, taken captive on the high seas, to hear arms against their country, tp become the executioners of their 'friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands. He has excited domestic Insurrections among us, and has endeavored to bring on the Inhabitants of our frontiers-the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. In every stage of these oppressions we have'petitioned for. redress in the most humble terms; Trim Americanism. Behold what a great fire a little matter kindleth! Senator Sumner's jpeech on the Alabama question, which ?xcited only passing notice here at ;hat time, set all England ablaze. The reason of this Is plain. The English yeopte have been constantly deceived by -Americans traveling in that country as to the real state of feeling toward them In the United States. There are but few Americans who are republicans or democrats to the core; and when they go abroad and dine at the tables of English monarchists they Uied their Americanism with alacrity, and toady to the ignorance and bigotry of their entertainers, and asseverate that the warmest fraternal feelings are cherished by the people of the United States for their "English brethren," whereas the fact is, there is a strong and deep-seated feeling in America of resentment or hostility to Great Britain. Do not misunderstand us. We are not for war with any nation; on the contrary, we are for building up Ihis nation in wealth, in civilization, in refinement, in political strength, in military power, In all things that go to make us broad and tall and great; ami i.hen we are for having this nation, in Ihe majesty of its might, stand for peace, for humanity and a common brotherhood. Is there not, at last, to be realized on earth the conception of a missionary nation—a people too lireat and too numerous to be anything else but magnamlmous and kind and loving? Let us give the pulsations ol the mighty heart of this nation to the welfare of the world, and settle all petty national quarrels in a- spirit characteristic of a generous and a mighty 'jeople.—New York Ledger. 760 Ing:. Capt. George C. Beckley of Wilder Steamship company, Honolulu, who arrived here recently to take back the new steamer Helens, lately launched here, is having the largest flag made of which shipping men have ever heard, says the San Francisco Call. It will be of the extraordinary width of forty feet and will be eighty feet 16ng ( consuming in all no less than 700 yards of butting. This monster flag Is to be raised on the Helene on the maiden trip of that ves.se! as she leaves here for the Hawaiin islands. It is a Hawaiian flag, of course, and as such wi'l dwarf every other flag, no matter of what nation, that comes into port. When the Hetene gets to Honolulu 1 the flag will be taken down and will finally bn put on a gigantic pole, towering in the air from the heights of Punchbowl hill. The pole will be, as Capt. Beck- Ipy tells, 150 feet long. It is to be made of a monstrous Puget sound fir tree, and is now en route to the islands on the bark Klickltat. The way Capt. Beckley happened to get the idea of eclipsing the world in the way of (lags is peculiar. H3 is a commodore in the Hawaiian navy and has been for over thirty-five years with the steamship company, of which he is a director. On the eve of his departure for this country a dinner was given him by the employes of the company and he received a present of a fat purse. Capt. Beckley said, as it was handed to him: "The money will be used In the purchase of the largest Hawaiin flag ever r.een In Hawaii. It Will be larger than the great flag of the American league and will fly from the foremast of the Helone from San Francisco to Honolulu. Then it will float from a tall ;;ole in my yard on the slope of Punchbowl hill." This is why a heavy flag manufacturing firm here is now busy with the great flag. "It will be the biggest flag of which I ever heard," said Capt. Beckley yesterday. "There Isn't another one like it in the world." the: A PRECOCIOUS PICKANINNY. Only *6,>*j»«m *•'* JW* *>W"t<f\ "<*»'* *«"! ^&MJ&Wt'VW Wsw§ r* ~"''iZtrr\\ia^ f .Z ftn+rannmanTa r aim inari- STYLE. pur repeated petitions have been wered qnlj^ by repeated Injun'. A prince whose character is thus marked jjy every a °t which tnay define ft tyrant Is unfit to, be the ruler of a free people, have we been wanting in attentions fs QUJ> British, brethren., We ha,ve to tinie, o| at- t en 3P,tJ by their- ^gUl^ure to extend an yn,way;raajta.bie Jurisdiction, oyer tfeew 9f the p| We .Y of glory! welcome day! reeclom's banners greet thy ray; ee! how cheerfully they play With thy morning breeze, in the rocks where pilgrims kneeled, ,On the heights where squadrons wheel'd, When a tyrant's thunder peal'd O'er the trembling seas. God of armies! did thy "stars In their courses" smite his ears, Blast his arm, and wrest his bars From tho heaving tide? On our standard, lo! they burn, And, when days like this return, Sparkle o'er the soldier'^ urn Who for freedom died. God of peace!—whose spirit fills All the echoes of our hills, All the murmurs of our rills, Now the storm Is o'er;—• O, let freemen be our sons; And let future Washiiigtons Ujse, to lead their valiant ones, Till there's war no more. By the patriot's hallow'd rest, By the warrior's gory breast,— Never let our graves be press'd By a despot's throne; By the Pilgrinjs' toils and cares, By their battles and their prayers, By their ashes,—let our heirs Bow to thee alone. Tlirco niontliH Old and Converses Fluently. Nashville is rapidly gaining reputation as a producer of sensations. The country has scarcely ceased to discuss Prof. Barnard's successful trip in the airship when another phenomenon, equally as curious though differing vastly, Is sprung, says the Nashville Banner. Scarcely any one .believed that navigating the air was possible, and fewer still will believe it possible for a 3-rnonths-old child to talk. However, such Is the case, and any one can verify the truthfulness of this statement with very little trouble. The parents of the child are Richard and Frankie Cleveland, colored, living at 17 Shore street, and the child has been talking sices it was 1 week old. Hundreds have visted the little wonder and have left the house completely mystified at what they have seen and heard. The child is a girl, and differs only from other babies in that it can talk as plainly and be understood as distinctly as a grown person. The voice, of course, is naturally weak, but has none of the baby prattle about, it. In addition to the child's talking propensities it seems to be possessed of superior intelligence and gives voice .to uttcrarc33 most astounding, coming as they do from one so young. The Rev. G. W. Martin, a colored preacher, who has a church in the vicinity, and a majority of his flock called n't the house to convince themselves of the truth of the rumors which have been circulated concerning the child. The little one seemed to enjoy the presence of the crowd for awhile, but soon tiring remarked to its mother, In a voice audible to all present: "I wish all these folks would go home, as I am tired." The callers took the hint and soon departed. Officer Baker has also seen the wonderful child, -as have many others, and all tell remarkable stories of t'ne loquacious youngster. On6 of the ffioSt terflnc Kansas C*ity is named Latht>. It is London nott that has fever. The department storea ing the motto nuisances by the tt ; sands. nou ' When a dog barks at night the owner is arrested ana work a year tot the neighbors thai *J? disturbed. Wf * 8 A Bradford, Pa., bachelor says r. rlage is illegal, and gives for a feas 0n • the alleged fact that . it violate ur/ti-lottery law. Connecticut is casting about for B way of raising more- revenue and u considering a proposition to establish'1 an inheritance tax. ' '' Sir James Giant predicts that the nold output of Canada, especially o! British Columbia, will astonish world at no distant date. South Australia has not realized enough wheat from her late crop to supply bread for her population, and has .had to import over 600,000 bushels. : : A woman, Mrs. Nellie V. Crowley, !| who has done the indexing of the Bos! : | ton city council proceedings for several years past, has just been reap- 'il pointed. Her salary is $1,200 a year. In consequence of the Increasing distress and poverty in Spain the migration has increased enormously within a few months. Most of It, however, 1) ; j by \vay of the French and Portuguese harbors. Mrs 1 . Church —Did you ever catch your husbund flirting J Mrs. Gotham—That'j the way I did catch him. FROM LOWELL, MASS, } The Home of Hood's Saraaparllla- A Wonderful Cure. " A swelling as big as a large marbla came under my tongue. Physicians said it | was a semi-transparent tumor and must be operated upon. I fcit I could not stand it, and as spring came began to take my favorite spring tonic, Hood's Sarsaparilla, The bunch gradually decreased and finally .| disappeared. I have had no sign of its return. I am glad to praise Hood's Sarsapa- \ rilla." MBS. H. M. COBDEN, 8 Union St., Lowell, Mans. Get HOOD'S. Hood's Pills euro Sick Headache. 25c. A Wobstcv Anecdote, Oxice while Mr. Webster was address|n!5 the senate the senate clopk conv immcecl striking, but instead of striking twice at 3 p. m. continued to strike without cessation more than forty times. All eyes were turned to the clopU and M»'. Webster remained si* lent until the clock had struck about twenty, when he thus appealed to the pliaU', "Mr. President, the clock is out of order! I h. 9 y e the flpovl"—Argo, nuwt. o—I think. I b&ve seen yg l} before, have had, that ii9»or, your &have<j yew bo»pr tast week. These \Tero Real Snukea. The first real snake story of the season is in in all the embellishments that usually go with such generally imag- i:if.ry yarns. The story la told by Aid. Haus, and is: "K. N. Baer, Esq., and I (Jrovo out to see the farm he had purchased from Mr. Brieii, two miles on this side of Harlansburg, on Tuesday, When we ware meandering over the farm ws came to a place that was a little swampy and his attention was attracted to something he had stepped on, \\hen, behold, it was a snake. We soon dispatched it, when I had the same experience and another dead shake was added to the list. Well, we kept right on and killed five before we quit. In ono pile we counted fourteen. I do ba- lieve_I could have killed 100 If I had taken the trouble to look for them. Now, I want you to-understand that wo had not been to Harlansburg yet or I would have blained it on the whisky, hut this whole story is as truth itself. These reptiles were about two feet long and of a' dirty brown color." —,\e\v Castle Democrat 4 Out<3t's Opinion. "What have you against this hotel?" demanded the landlord. "Almost everything is 'extra' except the meals. They're the worst J ever contended, with."— Detroit Free Press. Au lotpvoriUtg 4)m>«ti<iu. Strokeleigh— PJd you ever wonder what you would dp if you had Astpv- bilt's income. Brokeleigh— No, but I've often wondered what Astorbilt would do If ho had mine, is on the wa.n.e jn, s so 'Wcetcrn \\2heel ^^ ) ork8 to- M A K E R S -*Oo ' CHICAGO IL i Cy\TAL9GVE FREE IT, KILLS Potato Hugs, Cabbage Worms, and alt forms of Insect life, llnrmlpfiito manor bu Will nut lujurutlie most delicate plants. Cray Mineral Ash la fully warranted where directions nro followed. Send . I'oi'um- little" Bug Book." It tuny Have you lotsol'inonujr. National Mining and Milling Co., Baltimore, Md. tarried in stock by all lending wholesale druggists. AT YOUR OWN HOMK. Any bright, artlw yuuuff lady, woll known In her locality, can make • thisiuul more selling OUR jLADIK.4' Ts'OVKI,. TIES. SolJ ut Nijrlit. lleferoiu'OH fur-; nlHlieil and required. If not ungueed for He bummer wrlto at once. 1'. O. Box No. 442, Ito Moinus, Iowa. -r Thro' Yellowstone Park On a Bicycle, Among the geysers, waterfalls, Jukes and terraces of Yellowstone Park h where every true wheelman should spend his ! 0i' holiday. Most delightful oiitiu? imaginable. Less expensive than a week at a fashionable summer resort. .Good roads—built by the government. Elegant hotels. Fine fishing. Splendid air. Write for booklet con tainiug a map of the Park us well as full information about tue cost of the trip, wlmt to tnke, what tli> roads are like, etc. FRANCIS General Passenger Agent,: Omaha, Neb. 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This MAGICAL THBATMUNT may he H it home under their directions, or U»W ;>ay railroad fare and hotel Mis to ail prefer to go there for treatment, if Foil to cure. They are perfectly rw iave no Free Prescriptions, tree ,< r* i >•<« f\ 1 \ •*! \m fl'tifl or 0. V 4 »V t?(lU4PAPt U* W. M* -K* •*•**»*" , r I,* 1350,000 cftpitRl, and gua.ru.Htee I? avery case they treat ov refund '.ur; or their charges may be de oauk to l>e paid to them whe» « affected. Write them to4«T- YftUlffi

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