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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 1, 1897
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ALGONA IOWA, PEOEMBEK.i* 1897. QUEER AND CURIOUS THINGS AND EVENTS. Ooe* She. On it — t;ler*r Pt-rtattn- *Ace et » French Woman—She I» the Pos*«**or of x Mj-*terl«d* 1'otrcf Over VUtant Object*. The Silent CH.r. 1I.EXT they aH became" — stranct won!? to l>e '.-ovtrcO in Iht- •lust ases j keep Their ruins oV3 and tlo*p— Wucrr in that bur- H«l oily by the sea. In Iiomcp they buildcd. and r.o loiippr nc-o*1, SIK-nt all nr«- indeed! j ] Bid he ivho?c- pencils trac<-<3 the letters there. TK> it for lovt- of the VcraiUan phrase In those far OhMniit days: Or see. by pomf- pn-.«eutlnn-nt. in the air The jthnd'on- of thf: muliM-oniisig faU- That laW all rtcso'.ate? These silent rx-<.-i»!c~— t5i« so. whose nairrs arc- fir-O. Who day l»y <i«y v.-aHjcd lhi:< •3i-.'«vrt<-d mark him out. for destruction—fee is clearly defined against tfce while ssmd and dead leaves, and yon wonder *hat fie irottld do for defense ifi ess* of attack. Approach <iTil£Uy. says the Florida Citizen, and he watches yon Intently. Xow raise yotir hand suddenly and he will disappear. While you are wondering what became of him yon see first a blur wbore he had been, then severai spiders, then you catch sight again of the yellow ball yon noticed at first. Repeat the performance and the stage effect is retilwed. The disappearance is absolute—there can be no dotibt about it. and the little magician trusts to it entirely for his protection. How is it done? As soon as he is threatened be starts the vibrations of his airy hammock; these become too rapid for the eye to follow, and he vanishes. As these become slower you ?ee a bhir. and then several spiders as the eye calche? him at different points of his. swing until finally lie rests be fore you. NO? m OF fHE WH£KL MATTERS OF INTEREST TO DEVOTEES OF THE BICYCLE. Hard t* Decide Who I* the Champion of 1897—One Thousand Miles May j Be Covered In 24 Hour*—A Liberal And saw cnr'h othfr's facf — We need not ask wliat human live. 1 ; they l«l. Or with what prayers in Hint tnld storm of flame Silent they all became. Men of our kind they !ovc-d the i-a.rth and air And joy of be-ins: lovrd to l.-uy and sell: Ixjved pleasure overwt-H: Knew hope, ambition. disappointment. care; Called oft for Iielp on some all-pitying Vlomv— So, till the silence came. Out of the <lu:?t that slumbers on the ground "What sounds unto she poet's ears arise. AVhat visions to his eyes! Then in the 1'resent's loud, tumultuous sound He finds what siJcnco. i?. where men and walls Aro a5 the dust that fails! — Sami:el V. Ooi<? la the Critic. (Tlio words "Cor.ticuero omnrs." from the first line of the s--i.-e.ond bonk of the AeneiU. were found scrawled on a r.-al! ?xc;tvated at Potureii.l ImluiKl Tiiat I» a I!ig 3!n;rncT. One of the most dangtrous places in all the seas is near the coast of Denmark, where there is a little island that gocc b3* the name Borrthoini. TIu; seas do not run ucusuuliy iiigli about it. nor are the currents strong, but '.v'jea the inp.rincr approaches it the needle of his compass begins to art in the strangest ami mc«t unaccountable manner. Instead cf pointing north, it switches round and point.-, to Bornholm, so that if it happens to be dark and stormy the pilot may guide his ship straight on the- reel:;;, thinking that he is making cU'.o ::cvtli. This strange condition exin'.H for the reason •that Bornholm consiut;; almost entirely of magnetite or magnetic iron, and it draws the core:).!?.'; nrcdlo like a powerful hcrsc'shoe nvignr!. ThJK .mfjnencc .is felt tnon at a distance of miles, n::d on the island being sighted by maritiern on the Baltic sea they at once discontinue steering their course by the wedlo. and turn, instead, to the well known lighthouses to direct their craft. Uetv.-otm Bornholm r.nd the mainland there is also a bank cf roc-k under water which in very 'dangerous to navigation, and because of its being constantly submerged vessels have- boon frequently wrocked ft 'that point. The peculiar fact in this lease is that UK: magnetic influence- of 'this ore bank ix so powerful that a magnetic needle suspended freely in a boat over the bank will point down, .ami. if not disturbed, v/ili remain in a perfectly perpendicular line. Y \Vli:it X» a fri'oJ•-•'.• "' A f-reole, properly, and in strict cersac, is the child of any foreign parents who is born on American soil, jatys tho Atlanta .Tom-mil. The accepted use• ol the term, however,,.Is. one '•/Jio iz bom of French parents in the Franco-Latin states of the south, especially Louii-ianu, Mai.'umu and Flork!:-.. la thoi-c states the creok Is the high caste native, but the tnrm has been •iKieuscd lo designate the mixed mulatto races, descended from French or Spanish father?, and Indian or other native mothers, but thin uso is incorrect in toto. The word comes from tho Spanish "crillo," or the word "criada," •signifying "born here." In tho gulf iooast 'region tho generic term "dago" '(a corruption of the Spanish name "Dw-go") is •,uj5cil to cover all tue mixed races except the creole proper. Ho if the very hidalgo of the coast country; the F. F. V. of tho south, as It woro. He is very proud of his blue- fljlooded descent, and not infrequently cornc.s of an old and titled family. He Ja proud, gracioutf, fond of cigarettes and sometimes absinthe, and has an inborn boycott on labor. The creole women have a languid aud sinuous beauty and grace of their own, rarely equaled by those of colder blood and skies. It is a fad with the old creole fanrlios of New Orleans not to mix so- claiiy with tho American society. A tyre of the class is" Mine. Latour, in J)o peon's novel, "Creole and Puritan," ?i grand dame of 80, who knows no worq of Hngllsh and has never crossed Canal street, • : ,' HjHilni- T|iut J>i»up|>ear0. One oi the denizens of the everglades ol the southern part of Florida is a large yellow spider. He swings a gti'pwe web. from two pliaut twigs on «acb, side of a path or clear apace of ground ; a«4 waits for hiss prey. The web le to tbe sbapt- of A Ijammock and takers at each, end to a fine point, though quite broad 10 (be middle. The color of the owner a&ima to The Heliograph. I'isr-aU-hes from India indicate that tomratinication is being bad between BiMi.-li headquarters and the besieged camps in the frontier by means of the heliograph, says the Detroit Free Pres?. Earlier items announced the destruction of the line of electric communication by the natives and it now remains fo be seen whether the tribesmen in revolt will have the iu- gemiity to cope with this new means of transmitting intelligence. When the telegraph was first introduced in India and other frontier countries for militniy purposes the uncivilized fight r ers were aghast at its possibilities, and v.-ere stifflcently superstitious concerning its nature to keep at a distance from the poles and wires. Longer acquaintance, however, led them to learn that with a fev< strokes of an ax they could destroy the usefulness of the mysterious device. The Himalaya country is admirably adapted to the r.:-e of the heliograph by reason of the frequent peaks that serve for stations. The flashing of the light beams is sure to attract the attention of the natives, however, and it will be interesting to note if these men, who are by no means deficient in intelligence, find a method to obscure the passage of the messages from station to station. Artificial clouds would serve the purpose, and they should be easy of manufacture by burning some smoke-producing substance. Married to i» Flower-Vase. Among the curious marriage customs prevailing in China is one which is thus described by a writer in the Family Herald: Not long ago a very pretty girl, the daughter of a prominent Chinese official, was married with great pomp to a large, red flower-vase, representing a deceased bridegroom, who had died a few days before his wedding was to be celebrated. His inconsolable bride-elect declared that she would never marry any one else, but would devote herself as a widow to the dead man's family. So the ceremony with the flower-vase was gone through enablf the girl to enter the family, and tho town proposes to build an arch to commemorate her devotion. How J)ue> Sho Uo It'.' Eus:ipia Paladino enjoys the distinction of having lasted longer than any-, other of tho mediums who have performed, or seemed to perform, psycho-'; logical wonders. Prof. Van der Nail-i len of San Francisco witnessed somr» of her performances in the south of .; I t'ST now at the close of the bicycle season the men who follow M:e records of the track racers and circuit riders are at the annual task of figuring out who is the champion for 1897. and this year the job is rnoro difficult than ever. Nearly all the fast fellows have beaten one another repeatedly, and as cycle racing differs from pugilism, where a man takes on his competitors one at a time in the order of their excellence, it is not an ensy thing to determine just who is entitled to the palm for the year just closed. Zimmerman. Tyler. Wimlle and Uo'-ve. tho old-time wonders of the wheel, are no more in the running, an-1 the newcomers nre so numerous that the experts and handicappers do not agree as to the victor. In past days the champion stood so far above all h competitors that it was an easy thing to label him champion whert the season closed, but 1897 is a puzzler. 3n 1895 Eddie Bald was so far in the leatl that no one challenged his right to be proclaimed champion. Last year he and Tom Cooper, tho Detroit rider, shared the honor, with Tom Butler of Boston. Bald is still a fast man, but there arc those among the wheel experts who doubt whether he is a greater rider than Jimmy Michael.the Welsh whirlwind, who has been breaking «iml making records all year. On the other hand, defenders of Eddie Bald declare he,is entitled to the championship because he rode more than some of Hie professionals who defeated him, seldom leaving the circuit for rcst.anrt his percentage of victories over those who occasionally defeated him is much higher than that of any other rider. Many cyclists deliberately rested and trained for the express purpose of '.legating Bald. Michael has been t'jp sensation of the year. He has m;u1e $20,000 in prizes, while Bald has won half O.H much. In close order behind FJald come Earl K's^r, Arthur O ! .M'din<5r and Fred Titu?. The only men in this country who earned the honor of defeating Michael are Ed McDufile and Frank- Starbnck. For a few days Mc- Duflle held the record for the mile, paced. It was soon broken by Platt- Betts and Stocks and Michael. The handicap rider who took the palm for 1S97 is Floyd McFarland. Few riders are in his class at this style of riding', and he has won a handsome sum during the year. The Canadian who surprised some of the fast ones, Frank Longhead, developed remarkable speed, but could not be depended upon to stick to a finish, although he has done some very brilliant riding on the circuit. The Chicago rider who started out to break Zimmerman's record of 101 first prizes in a single season, Earl Pcabody, has ridden hard all year, with few resting spells and seeuia likely to have been legally formulated or put i' 1 such specific shape as would answer your query definitely. The comparative ea?e and quickness of control which a pedestrian has over his movements must always be duly regarded in reaching a conclusion upon the facts which any case discloses. Keeping this in view, therefore. I would say- that the right of way of neither one is superior to that of the other, iml that each must use due and proper precaution to prevent accident and guard from .injury." Football Trousers. The football trousers recently ir,- vented by Mr. Woodruff, coach of tin University of Pennsylvania footbnll team, arc something entirely new. Thfy are about twice as large as an ordinary pair of trousers and were design""! for the purpose of improving the tackling of the men, at the same time TCI prevent the runner with the ball from unnecessary injuries. The trousers are copiously supplied all around with padding, excepting the inside of the legs. This gives the man plenty of protection, while it does not interfere with his running. Mr. Woodruff, or one of the men. puts on the trousers, and the 'varsity players arc sent Ml him. They may tackle as viciously as they like, and bring the runner down with great force without danger of injury to either themselves or tlio runner. The llustration shows 'he trousers as worn by Newton, the largest man on the scrub team. The new creation is especially valuable in bringing out timid men. Many a man i.s unconsciously afraid to tackle hard, but after he hos practiced against thesn ;"ot>7/u> for awhile he forgets McDUFFIE, V.-;;; out on Ins undertaking, since his •n!:i.: now number in the nineties. Not » Uigot. Bishop Vincent, of the • Methodist church, is reported as saying that lie has no sympathy for preachers who cannot play base ball or ride a bicycle, and adds that "some; people think they are pious when they are only billions." Wo hasten to warn the bishop that he may expect numerous ' v call downs" 'from narrow-gauge preachers and lay- 'mcn in all parts of the land. For have not noisy, ill-behaved men played ball on Sunday, and have not men aud \voraeu ridden their bicycle in a ills- trosKing mariner? And if some do so shall we not "job lot" everybody who plays ball or cycles, and consider them all bad? Yea, verily. It is better co j imnlsh tlie hundred innocent persons | Mian to let one guilty one escape. THIS STAGGERED THE COMMITTEE. France. She \vas subjected to the most rigorous tests, being evidently suspected of fraud, but she achieved some ro- markablc results. A fact which the committee admits, after many sittings, Is that Eusapia has tho power of act- Ing upon material substances, at a distance and without contact. A letter weigher can weigh as much as two ounces, Eutmplu having extended her hands toward the platter of the Instrument, but not nearer than two or three inches, all the members immediately observed, to tUeir stupefaction, that the psychic force employed registered at several djfterent times flfty grammes, the lever being depressed to the very bottom of tie instrument. Some bald-headed men seem to nave hair on t}ie braja, J'eilesU-iaus' City Solicitor John L. Kinsey, of Philadelphia, Pa., recently sent in an opinion to tho director of public safety on the rights of pedestrians at street crossings. Mr. Kinsey says. In answer to the question, "Who has the right of way under the following clroumHtances: A pedestrian about to cross the street or a vehicle going at right, angles with him longitudinally with the street?" "1 reply that neither the pedestrian nor the vehicle, under the circumstances stated, has u right of way to tho exclusion of the other. |t is held that the vlghta and duties of the vehicle and oJP the pedestrian are similar and reciprocal, and that each is bound to use vigilant care toward the other. i ha,ve »ot been able to discover that any of the so-called 'rules of the road' bear upon the present subject TACKLERS CAN'T HURT HIM. all about getting hurt. He acquire,", confidence and at once becomes a good hard tackier. The Independent Movement. Reports from the Pacific coast imlK cate that the independent movement to govern cycle racing and promote Sunday contests is on the wane. A well- known San Francisco wheelman says: '"The men who have engineered the secession movement and the meet promoters are the only persons who have received any kind of encouragement. The riders are cut off from the National Circuit and all the L. A. W. meets, and the loudly talked of substitute Sunday racing has failed to materialize. As a result the best men are now looking toward the league field, and soon there will probably bo prodigals asking for restoration to their former standing. The northwest has been agitated over some talk of big withdrawals from the L. A. W., and a consolidation of Interests with the Associated Clubs, but the sentiment is so strong against such a movement that the leading racing men have openly declared their intention of sticking to the League." Tlmt l.OOO Mllivs May He Itlddun. Will 1,000 miles ever be riden in the twenty-four hours? "At first glance," says a writer in the Cycle, the idea looks preposterous, but after all, al ; the present rate of progression, it la quite probable that such a large mileage will be marked up in a year cr two. I well remembered how wo gasped and marveled when Shorlnnd exceeded 400 miles, and later, how Huret, the French crack, was hailed as ; a human phenomenon when he covered 500 miles in the day. And now we are all standing amazed at the truly marvelous ride of Cordang, tho Dutchman. It is a tremendous feat I'.: pedal for twenty-four hours at the rate of 25 J /fc miles per hour, and i 1 ; shows that the human body is capabii; of almost anything." iAN ECCENTEIC MAN, Xovol Experiment. An interesting bicycle track i.s tha; in connection with the springs at W<?si Baden, Ind. It is claimed to be thu largest covered track in the world, and. is a double decker at that. It its 20 feet wide, banked two and a half to five and a half feet, and is three lapn to the mile. The ground floor is ;> pony track, and the upper floor is for wheels. It is lighted hy electricity. a.nil is expected to be a training ground for racing men in all weathers, as it is Convenient to the hotels and springs. Bicycles can also ho hired there for use... In the center-of the track art- base ball grounds. THOREAU EVER SOUGHt TMS UNATTAINABLE. 'Cnltltate Poterty and Sell Vnnr Clothes'' the Principle! of His f,lfe and ; HeTrled to Practice Wliat He Preached —DM >"ot Pay HI* .Tn»t T*x«». ULTIVATB poverty, sell your clothes and keep your thoughts," said Henry David Thoreau. Tho American author and naturalist practiced -what he preached. He wan one of the most unique and interesting characters of our history- A stoic holding fast to lofty ideals and aiming always to reduce life to Its simplest forms. He said: "I would not he one of those who foolishly drive a nail into mere lath and plaster.'' it' drove his nail on "the shore of AValden Pond, near Concord, where ho spent two years in studious retirement. That he struck solid timber there, his book, "Walden," a fresh, amusing, suggestive piece of literature, will testify. "Thoreau," wrote Emerson, "dedicated his genius with such entire love to the fields, hills and waters of his .native town that he made them known 'and interesting to the readers at home and over tho sea." • In 1839 he made a voyage down the Concord, out of which journey grew his first book, "A Week on the Concord and Merrimac," The book was |not a success from a financial point of 'view, and the publisher requested tho •uthor to take away the unsold copies, Vttluu of A Newport player is responsible for the statement that not a player on the team has touched a drop of intoxicating liquor since the season opened. This may explain their present position in the race, and they deserve great credit for the conscientious work. Would that the players on every team could, gay the same thing.— Birmingham, England, turn, every week 300.000.000 cut 000,000 buttons, 4,000 miles ' different si zes . five tons o f 500 tons of nuts and 20,000 spectacles. Of the 250 stamps which hate issued the values hare ranged cent to $5,000. Five . dollars highest value among postage but newspaper stamps reach the mark,.whlle a revenue stamp rcaent J5.000 " titui . l; Sbali xvc.-' he asked "repair bonce?" -Here." rfie answered simply, tot h#, tire was already punctured. ner In the meanwhile her Kit conipvked Inn,. caramels and a monkey wrench. Among the iiu.UOO.odo inbabitun ts of fi.,. m any there are only TS who have ™>to£ their hnndreth birthday. P8886(l Emperor William's speeches durine th. last two years fill a bi % book. Great JDjstress A Combination of Troubles Causes Much Suffering. BIRD ISLAND, MINN.-«I was tron bled with my stomach. Nearly everything I ate would sour and I would belch it up, At times my stomach gave me great distress. My back was lame on account ni kidney difficulty. 1 bought six bottles o Hood'sSarsaparilla; when! had taken four ' bottles I was cured." NORMAN HIOKOK. ' Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best—in I;tct the One True JJloort Purifier. Hood's Pills are the favorite cathartic. <&&$ V i^fhl^ ° SLICKER WILL KEEP YOU DRY. I Don't be footed with a mackintosh I or rubber coat. If you want.icoat I that will keep you dry In the hard- lest storm buy the l-'ish Bran4 I Slicker. If not for sale in your J| town, write for catarogue to ft A. J. TOWER. Boston. .Mass H. D. THOREAU. which he did, carrying 700 home on his back, and boasting that he now had a very respectable library all of his own writing. In manner and dress, Thoreau was eccentric, and is described as looking "eminently sagacious, like a sort of wild beast." He never went to church, never voted, and never paid, a tax. Once, when a tax-gatherer called upon him, rather than pay for the support of a government, which he detested, he allowed himself to be locked in jail. Emerson, calling upon him, asked: "Henry, why are you here?" "Why are you not here?" was the reply. Thoreau was an unusual mixture of the poet, the naturalist and the moralist; he preached the most austere.self- deuying, stimulating truths. He was always in quest of the unattainable, "waiting," as he said in "Walden," "at evening on the hilltops for the sky t'o fall that I might catch something, though I never caught much, and that, mnnna-wlse, would dissolve again in the sun!" Thoreau never married and died of a lingering malady, May, 1862. Ten Tea is an agreeablu stimulant, quid*- ening intellectual operations, removing headache aud fatigue und promoting cheerfulness anil a sense of well being- A cup of tea now and again is a most refreshing and excellent thing, but when it. is used to excess tlie digestive and nervous systems are especially affected. There is no doubt that there are cases of dyspepsia caused by the inordinate use.of strong ten, and it Is also a matter of common observation that sleeplessness, palpitation of the heart, and nervous irritability often follow the prolonged and excessive uso of this beverage. People who drink tea to excess arc to !io found in all classes of aoclety, and the fact should be impressed upon sucU persons that tea is not a food, and cannot, therefore, without risk to health, be substituted for articles of diet which form both flesh and bone. Sawdust us it DrttgiliiK for Wuiiiul*. 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