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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 10, 1897
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WttV 7-8 2 282 12 14 14 15 15 508 142 254 581 708 420 2 13 71 1 42 105 112 25 70 80 84 57 20 22 24 25 10 23 3 29 93 755 2|89 484 it 29 175 1718 794 020 107 880 507 7 92 488 2 89 98 1 (50 1 80 LOSS OF VICKSBURO. 2474 84 2558 j X Way 45 Way & Barrett's 2d College Addition. 1 2 80 41 Township 90-Range 27. 85 ard, per, nw sw ne 10 r, w 10 r, ne sw ne 2018 275 : 205 29 DISTRICT. Range 27. 20 50 41 30 14 17 18 21 885 18 35 lohn H Ward : do s 10 r, v i S McPherson, ne sw ne ex 1 ae In aw cor WESLtiY IND. Township 90- r W Furley. nw iiregory Bcuxer, tax '05-1)0. com at nw cor ot se sw, e iia s I0r, e 8r, s I0r, w 40r, n 20r Vm Colby, w ht, se EAGLE TOWNSHIP. Township 100-Bange 80. jjeo Twist, per, ue 8 17 81 Bas Callanan, se sw 10 f> An do shfse isingleton, e lit se lo-Llnduloom, ItO, ehtse J Stephens, se ne (as Callanan, ne nw do w ht nw do e hf se do ne ne do ne nw -,ophlus A Nellson, nw nw pas Callanan, nw ne, ne nw 827 829 8 27 2 77 28 93 3 24 528 0109 05 00 480 18 90 28 10 74 11 54 977 5 43 II 55 538 577 504 504 10 74 I 80 07 I lit 124 1 07 09 124 80 71 71 71 I 10 19 HI 592 11 90 12 78 10 84 0 12 12 79 574 048 0 85 0 85 11 90 HARRISON TOWNSHIP. Township 99-Range 29. 4 17 44 I 77 19 2 5 ne II 12 18 ; E Ware, ne ne f M Evans, per. dO 86 L N Drake, ne do and 1 D Newcomber, s hf Mfred Walfare. se ne do w ht ne I R Hltt, ue sw do n hf se 6as Callanan, ne k Hutchison, se ffolm Larson, per, e hf se 0as Callanan, all ex se C Cooke, B hf sw 5no J & Jas Callanan, e hf pas Callanan, e lit do ne do s hf se, ne se ' H Truscott, nw se • Wellington Mason, all ex n hf nw84 '' 0 Danson, n hf nw : r S Hubbard, nw ne •«' do nw 22 83 40 90 95 87 I 07 443 28 40 51 39 89810485 85 58 8 00 89 18 21 50 85 22 41 42 82 401 40 33 .., 14 50 1 51 10 OL 22 187 73 12 511150 32 a« 22 1)2 2 215 25 IS 98 08 8 02 102 80 90 50 8 88 105 44 4507 43.Q 4997 13 52 15 10 18 24 28 30 85 10 12 22 78 21 II II 3 8(5 1 80 2 55 53 8070 II 04 22 99 I 09 24 08 SWEA 9 to 12 I to 0 CITY. i II firannls t SI Richmond do a Boan Selander * t M Richmond, I to 8 hie do I to Illnc, ex 2 Dhas A Johnson 15-10 Emma H Anderson 19-20 do 21 .[Garlield, per H DhasJJohnson, \\ tM Richmond, 8 to \i do 2 do 1-4-5-0-7-8 802 10 OH I 91 I 81 15 20 11 28 500 1140 1985 5240 404 580 228 412 02 I 09 87 37 I 57 121 05 1 23 198 492 84 80 40 57 Richmond's 1st Addition, til Richmond 8-4 1 8 97 dO 11-12 '• n'.o 3RIF&NWRy 0-10 : P|8 "i M Richmond, all 2 J 18 Howard's Addition. 1 2 4 77 ' H Countryman imy Dahl Barney Fan-ell 3 2 85 82 84 105 80 (12 45 894 IK 37 228 8 18 10 88 12 49 505 12 08 21 88 5782 498 500 208 409 429 198 1053 848 589 380 Township 99-Range 29. 3eo E Clarke, ne nw 0 03 40 7 03 BIS musical cmoice. "Eothcu" Kiiiglake was a great friend of Mine. Olga de Novikoff during her sojourn in England, where one feature of her entertainments was afternoon musicals to which none but dilettanti were invited. On one occasion Kiuglake presented himself, and as an intimate of the house was admitted. He retired to a corner and listened attentively. Madame was surprised, but pleased and «•?• proaching him said: "Which order of music do you prefer, my friend-classic, Italian or the Wagnerian school? I fancy you do not know our great Glmkai 1 "I assuredly am fond of music," be answered, "but iny taste is perhaps peculiar. As an instrument I prefer the drum." Madame took measures to prevent his being admitted to these assemblies again. English SUip Names. The naming of ships is one of the difficulties that the admiralty overcome by using the old names over and over again. To adopt a new name into tiie navy seriously interferes with the service signal books. •, The old names are in the code, ana ai-e as convenient for the ships of today as for those of Nelson's time. But the. introduction of ft new name^ necessitates an alteration in all the books. That is why the old names survive generation a,fter generation, ^kondon World. Charcoal For Potted Plant*. Charcoal is the most beneficial to pot- W plants if trokeu in pieces the size of email chestnuts and added to the sou i» tfee proportion, of I wt*Q 20 of eartfc. EFFECT ON THE GENERAL WHO COMMANDED AT THAT POINT. Pemberton Resigned and Took Service In a tower Rnnk — Hist Family Were Wealthy Pcnnsylvanlans, and Ho Wad Disinherited When He Joined the South. In an address at San Autonio, Tex., the Hon. John H. Rengnn said: • "While I am, speaking of matters connected -with tlio war -which havo not, so far as I know, gone into history, I desire to do an net of jtistice to the memory of Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton, who was in command at Vicksburg when that city was surrendered. He, with the balance of his command, was paroled after their surrender. The great strategic importance of Vicksburg, commanding as it did tho Mississippi river, and tho loss of which substantially bisected tho territory of the Confederacy by tho lino of that river, was so important and was so keenly felt by our people that it caused deep regret and great dissatisfaction, and maiiy of tho people questioned tho fidelity of General Pemberton to our cause. It is of this that I wish specially to speak in justice to his memory. "Ho was n, citizen of tho state of Pennsylvania and n major of tho federal army when the war broke out. His mother lived in Philadelphia and was wealthy. Ho believed tho people of tho south wero in tho right and that their cause was just and determined to enter tho Confederate service. Ho notified his mother of his intention, saying to her that ho was a military man, and that his ago would require him to participate in the war, and that ho could not afford to risk his lifo in a cause which ho believed to bo unjust. His mother protested against this course and threatened to disinherit him if he persisted in it. " You may well understand what a trial it must have been to him to refuse to comply With his mother's wish aud to separate himself from his own section of the country, greatly the stronger, and unite with tho weaker section, placing his lifo at stake because of his conscientious conviction of duty. On his merits as an officer ho rose to the < rank of lieutenant general in the Coufederato service, and on account of the confidence of tho president in his ability and fidelity to our cause ho was put in command of the important military position of Vicksburg. "After ho waa exchanged as a prisoner and released from his parole I was with President Davis in his office when General Pembertou called on him and stated that the discontent on account of tho fall of Vicksburg had destroyed his usefulness in high command and mado it proper for him id-resign his commission of lieutenant general, which ho then, did, and he asked to bo assigned to the rank of lieutenant colonel of artillery in the regular army of the Confederacy. The president, with expressions of sympathy and regret, accepted his resignation as lieutenant general, and he was assigned to his line rank of lieutenant colonel of artillery. This was tho only instance during the war of an officer voluntarily resigning a high rank in tho army and asking for service in a lower ''Not long after this General Butler, in command of the Federal forces, moving a portion of tho army from tho south to tho north side of tho James river, with a large force attempted to capture tho city of Richmond. Our lino of works in front of him was defended by a number of siege batteries and by infantry. Tho principal attack was by field batteries on tho line of tho Williamsburg road. Lieutenant Colonel Pemberton was in command of our batteries, which covered that lino of approach and in the immediate front of the Federal batteries. Colonel Preston Johnson of the president's staff aud I, on hearing the heavy firing, rodo out to whore wo could witness tho contest. We saw Pembertou standing on tho parapet of tho battery on tho Williamsburg road, fully exposed to the most terrific fire of shot and shell, giving directions to his command. Seeing this, we feared that the disaster at Vicksburg and the criticisms to which ho had been subjected were causing him to seek relief in death. This supposition may have been unjust to him, and has purpose may simply have been to encourage his comrades. , _ . "On my return from prison m 1805, in going from Richmond to Columbia, SCI met General Pemberton on the cars at Greensboro, N. C., mid learned that lie, too, was going to Columbia to seo Mr. Ttenhohn, the late secretary of the treasury, his object, as he told me, being to try to borrow money from Mr. Treuholm to enable him to K et on a form as a means of support to his family. I inquired of him if he.un- derstood fanning. He said ho had no experience informing; that he had no profession but that of engineer, and that there was no opening for him in that line, and he saw no other way of supporting his family except on a farm. He was then in a destitute condition financially. I said to him that I under- Sood his faimly in Philadelphia was wealthy and asked him if they knew of his condition. His answer was in character with his past actions, that did not and never should know it The Ten Homed Texan Co*. The most -wonderful of the many Texan freaks and monstrosities that haa ever camo under our notice was tho famous "ten horned Jack county cow." This remarkable freak of nature was born in Jack county, in tho state above mentioned, in 1887. She was literally • 'horns from head TO foot.' • At the termination of each of her four legs, in the place where the regulation split hoof should have been, were monstrous crooked and gnarled horns, seemingly solid throughout. These hoof horns were irot of tho clear and scmitraiisparcnr, finely plicated material characteristic of tho horns of tho bovine family, but appeared more liko ram's horns than anything else. In 1891 or 1892 those hoof horna had grown to such a length (averaging over 2 feet each) that, the cow was taken off tho raugo and sold to a Mr. Mauley of Paris, Tex. At that time, besides the horns which wero used in tho place of hoofs, sho had four others on her logs—one whero each "dew claw" should havo been. These dew claw horns, in addition to those just described, moko a total of eight horns, which, with tho two on her head, made tho total of ten. Tho man who owned this queer beast before sho was taken from the range, n Mr. Oliver, repeatedly sawed these extraordinary growths off, but they wero so persistent! and grow so rapidly that sho was finally sold, because it was au utter impossibility for her to graze and utand up on hornlike stilts which mado her legs from 18 inches to 2 feet longer than they should havo been.— St. Louis Republic. Ills Curiosity Arounod. Edison Georgo Thompson, proprietor and publisher of tho St. Paul Dispatch, recently chatted with n reporter. "I was traveling through England and Ireland on foot with a knapsack on my back and in company with a facetious friend of mine named Morrison, observed Mr. Thompson in tho course of a conversation that touched on a miscellany of subjects, "and in our wanderings wo camo to an inn. "It was Into at night, but by tho bright moonlight wo wero enabled to seo that tho sign had a counterfeit presentment of two asses' heads, with, tins not unfamiliar legend inscribed over tho picture: ...... " 'When shall wo thrco moot ngaim "Wo stood for a moment gazing at it, When Morrison went to tho inner door and began to thump upon it with Ins cane, while tho echoes rang through the house. . . "I was just going to expostulate witii him over his unseemly conduct when an upper window was thrown open and tho innkeeper thrust out his head and in an indignant tone demanded what in tho name of all tho demons under tho earth wo wanted. "'That's all right, old man. Don t get excited,' called up my friend. ' There aro only two asses' heads on tho sign^ and I just wanted to BOO the other one. "And with that wo started up tha road."—Washington Post, this we can understand the injustice of the criticisms to which he had been subjected. I saw him no more, but have since learned that he died in' Philadelphia, and from this fact tout that he became reconciled with his fam- ilv I learned from President Etws the £'te relating to General Pemberton's leaving his home and entering the Confederate service. " _ ._ "Jnlia, I never see you at ••No; when I go, I always cry harder than the widow, and that wakes people Sink J was in Jove with the "- Qhioftgo Beoprd. PLAYERS WITH THE PASTEBOARD HAVE THEIR "BUND SIDE." Jenny MnA Sang Vor Him. The lato Edward V. Eccles, tho veteran musician, was fond of tolling this anecdote of his youth: "It was about tho beginning of tho war, "ho invariably begaii. "I was then a clerk in a largo music publishing house 011 Chestnut street. One day a well dressed, quiet littlo woman entered tho store and asked 1110 to show her some music of n classical nature. Wo struck up quite n conversation, in tho course of which I asked her if she had heard tho great Jenny Lind, who was then tho talk of tho town. She laughed and said: 'Oh, yes I have heard her. Have you?' I told her that I hadn't had that pleasure, and that I had very littlo prospects of hearing her, tho price of admission was so high. Sho laughed again, aud then sho handed mo a song she had picked out and asked mo to play tho accompaniment for her while she tried it. Sho sang so beautifully that I played liko one in a dream. When sho had finished, she thanked me, aud with a raro smilo she said, 'You cannot say now that you havo never heard Jenny Lind! Sho thanked me again, and left mo durnfounded. "—Philadelphia Record. It Was a Georgia Mulo. A number of indignant citizens wero grouped about a dead mulo in Perry street lane. Tho mulo had just dragged a load of kindling wood to its destination, and when tho driver, who had been belaboring tho animal, stopped at tho door where t ho wood was to bo delivered the umlo sunk to the ground and remained motionless between tho shafts. Several liussersby who had witnessed the occurrence hurried to tho spot and wero outspoken in their criticisms of tho driver's brutal indifference. Ono of the bystanders took tho driver severely to task for not trying to save the beast's life, but tho driver went on unloading tho kindling wood and carrying it in tho house, with apparent indifference. When he had unloaded his cart, ho coolly mounted the seat, gathered up tho reins and shouted, "Wake up dar, you Rastus!" The mulo cooked up ono ear, opened 'one eye, wabbled to his feet and shambled off up tho lane. Then the crowd melted away, and au air of peace and quietness settled down upon the neighborhood. —Savannah News. Whui-o to Kick. "I shall apply for a divorce, treating mo like a dog, and he mo work liko a horse." "Well, then, you should make your complaint to the Society For the Protection of Animals, and not to courts."—L'llluKtre de Poohe. He is makes the A lady traveling in Nicaragua observes that at all social gatherings the sexes are strictly divided. Tho chief umuspnienK is a weekly parade on the plaza. „______„ In New S9Wth Wales bakers aye paid S12.G6 a week, in Switzerland Some Of the Strange B*ollefs Arc M Old as tho First Game of C»rd»—Some of tho Standard Snporntttion* Which tVcreHeld by fersofts Knotcn to Hlstorfr. That immortal tlovotoo of whist Sarah Battle, whose wish was for' 'a clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigor of tho game," and who, emphatically observing that cards wero cards, loved a, thorough paced partner, a determined enemy, we are told, and neither took nor gave concessions, had yet her weak point, "AUpeople,"saysLamb, "have their blind side—their superstitious-— and I have heard her declare, under the rose, that hearts was her favorite suit." And ill this respect Sarnh Battlcswas n typo of most card players. Every ono has his pot superstition, or his favorite suit, aud na somo ouo suit, or certain cards thereof, may bo considered specially lucky, so thero aro at least two cards which are generally looked at askance as decidedly unlucky. Ouo is tho four of clubs, known as tho "devils bedposts," niul tho other is tho four of hearts, which, for souio reason, goes by tho name of "Hob ColHugwood" in tho north of England. No manner of man is moro prono to belief in luck, or to put his trust 111 strange methods of insuring it, nud warding off tho effects of unlucky omens and influences, than the confirmed gambler, and oven tho mildest player at that form of domestic whist disrespectfully known as "buinblo puppy," where stakes aro counters representing purely imaginary values—oven such a ouo is, as u mlo, just as strong n believer in tho "luck" which ho tries ta propitiate either secretly or openly, as any professional Barry Lyndon. Tho ordinary card player, when pursued by o run of ill luck, gets up, makes his chan perform mystic gyrations, aud sits down again, refreshed and hopeful, to pick iip tho cords of tho new deal. Ho may laugh as ho turns tho chair round, but ho docs it all tho same, and entertains, you may bo sure, a sneaking belief that there is "something in it," after all. Card superstitions sometimes toko odd forms. Some timo ago a visitor to the neighborhood of a country town in tho eastern part of Suffolk discovered that it was there considered unlucky to sit opposite tho hinges, locally called tho "jimmers," of tho table when playing at cards. Old Aubrey, tho old antiquary, more than 200 years ago noted that when ono had bad luck at cards it was common for him to say that somebody was sitting with his legs crossed and had so brought him ill fortune. This was a survival of a superstition which dates back to tho days of Roman paganism and may possibly account for some of tho contempt so freely and proverbially poured out upon tailors, who sit cross legged at their work. Habitual card players often havo resort to strange methods of propitiating tho goddess fortune or luck, whom they worship. Du Boisgoboy, in ouo of his sensational stories, remarks: ' 'All heavy players belicvo in some kind of fetish. Somo put faith in a ring, others in the pendants of a watch chain; somo will only stake with their hats on or when chewing n toothpick. Others again insist on wearing spectacles, although they possess excellent sight, while some, before venturing to outer their club, will walk for hours in tho streets, hoping to meet a hunchback person and gently touch tho hump. " Fetish worship is by no means confined to Africa. Burglars have more than onco been found carrying coal in their pockets, which was supposed in some mysterious way to help them in their nefarious trade, and many people who havo nothing in common with lawbreakers save superstition mako a practice of carrying this or that intrinsically worthless thing to bring them luck. Among English card players of the last century what was called a ' 'carp b one »—that is, tho curious fleshy palate of tho fish—was supposed to bo of singular efficacy in bringing luck at cards. An aristocratic devotee of tho green baizo table, Lady Mary Coke, wrote to a friend something moro than a hundred years ago: ' 'The carp bones aro intolerable. In tho evening I lost eight and twenty guineas at Lady Hertford's. I have thrown one"—carp bone—"in the fire. But whether 'tis yours or Mrs. Jackson's I can't tell." Was not this like tho African fetich worshiper? The untutored savage, when things go wrong with him, beats his fetich; tho English lady of rank, when her fetich failed to bring her luck, throw it into the fire. Again, tho African beats and maltreats his fetich, but continues to worship it or another. Lady Mary Coko clung to her belief in the virtues of the '' carp bone.'' Six years later than the date of the previous extract she wrote frieud concerning another card I lost 15 guineas, though the to a party: carp' bone lay upon the table, but I f ear 4-1,0"—Amelia—"has taken the princess' away the virtue, for she unfolded tho paper, took it out and called it an old tooth, which diverted the company more than it did me, for from that time I lost. At cards I am superstitious, and as it is only at play'tis pardonable. Lady Mary was candid, although her reasoning is open to question.—London Spectator, . Wonasn'B Champion. An Idaho editor being asked if he had ever seen a bald headed woman, replied: "No; we never did. Nor have we ever seen a woman waltzing around town in bey shirt sleeves, with a qigar between her teeth. We have never seen a woman go a-flsning with a bottle in fee? hip pocket, sit on the damp ground »U day Jod to 61 * 89 ho«W drunk at night 1*9* have we ever seen a woman yanj$ off fter swear she HIS PF.ESEN6E OF MIND. ft Sewed H«JB Prett? Well, bat It Mlgfct Have Done Better. "It's n great thing, presence of inind, and I always regret somehow! don't think of tho right thing until the wrong timo." Tho speftker was n man whose tans tacho mid hair showed the winter of life was near. His eyo was piercing, not shifty, niid his clothing and adornments betokened comfortable circumstances. "I was guard on tho Big Bend stage. 1 had been a gambler for 20 years. I know all tho tricks, and had played ev* ery game in all sorts of ways and with every kind of device. "It was just such a night as this, the very gentlest of breezes, the moon so bright one could read by it and the road through the woods was as a white ribbon. Wo wero bowling along quietly enough up a grade, when at a littlo turn wo met two horsemen coming at a slashing gallop. They threw their horses back on their haunches, and we wore held up. "Passengers, driver and all wero stood up in a row, and ono of tho bandits guarded us -while his partner, Potox ho called him, was soon at work on the box. I suspected tho driver of connivance, for when wo heard tho ho said it WftR a courier coming. Ho knoW of tho trip and so thrwv mo off my guard. I was put in a lino alongside tho reinsnmn, and while I had both eyes on tho guard and his partner not a move of that rascally driver escaped me. "Of course wo all had our nunds in tho air, aud right hero lot ine explain a littlo point. Did you over see a poker hold out? It's an ingenious contrivance which fits beneath your clothing, with • auarni extending down the sleeve oi your coat on tho inside, so regulated that by a pressure of tho elbow tho clip at tho end is at tho wrist to grip a card or out of sight up in tho arms. It is a handy affair not to bo caught with, too, for it is prima facio cvidouce, and hanging's too littlo for a man who's known to bo ready to p,lay with tho contrivance about him. "When I quit tho game, I had a sot of 'em. I took 'era from a fellow from tli« bay who came up to earn on honest dollar. I wouldn't sell 'cm or givo 'em away. Somo one might think I used such things myself. So I just quietly worked a patent. I got a pair of single shot derringers, which would Ho in tho crook of my arm, and .not rest hard, and I fastened 'cm to either clip of them holdouts. Of course when my hands was up, tho derringers lay snug against my forearm. I had practiced with 'om lots and knew just how to cramp my elbows, drop my arms a littlo and havo tho littlo barkers in my hands. "I was gradually lotting my handa down once—that is, I was testing tha thing—when tho guard called mo up sharp, fearing something, and made mo move away a inito from tho line, whore he could watch mo particular and keep tho passengers jcovorcd as well. Ho ordered everybody to keep still, too, for ' thero was a littlo bit of sobbing by a woman in the party, and a sniveling drummer was bemoaning his fate. Pete was not doing good business with tho box, though, for he was clubbing away with a hammer, but not making any headway at opening tho littlo safe. "Suddenly tho opening came. Tho guard was getting impatient and cursing <Pete, when with a smash tho hinges broke. Pete gave on exclamation, and tho guard turned his head—only for a second, though, but that was enough, for I had boon watching him, and ;it was no groat thing to take advantage of tho chance. "Liko a flash my arms had dropped, and thoso little 88 caliber pops wero in my hands. With my right I dropped tho guard, the bullet going through his head. I shot tho follow at the box With my left hand. I never was as good a shot with my left as with my right, and in addition ho was three times as far away. So, instead of hitting him in tho head, as I tried, I only got him to tho body. As he turned and drew his gun I cried to the people to drop, for I knew there would bo somo lively, shooting. I didn't take timo to ifeach for my own gun, but threw myself on the dead robber, catching this bullet as I went down. "I had tho gun of tho dead 0110 up in a moment, and was able to kill Peto before any of the passengers were hit. I have kicked myself a hundred times when I remember my absolute lack of self possession. It would havo been just as easy for a man with presence of mind to havo turned tho trick with two shots, using tho loft on tho close party, and saved the wound, but I couldn't think fast enough."—San Francisco Examiner. Got It Printed. A young woman in New York wrote a piece that she considered funny enough for tho humorous weeklies. It was a brief skit of about 50 lines, but the.hard hearted editors failed to see the humor in it and kept sending it back to her. Finally tho young woman lost heart completely, when her brother took pity on her and said: "Hero, give me that stuff. I will get it published or know the reason why.'' A week or two later the alleged humor appeared in a funny paper, and the young contributor enjoyed the delights of authorship. The contribution did not occupy a prominent place. It was among tho advertisements, but silo was too content to see her work in type to inquire further. The only thing that bothered her was tho twinkle in her brother's eye, which she could not understand. Ho had paid full advertising rates to insert her story at 60 cents a line, single column, one insertion.—New York Correspondent. A Long Felt Want. Ambitious Musician—I have fame at last in my gr^sp. "Sow so?" "You know Mendelssohn's vreddwg march, helped amazingly in his fame,"

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