The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 5, 1898 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 5, 1898
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MOMB8! 18B8 IN THE .GUARD-BOOM. f was one of those calm, beautiful and pensive evenings only, seen in all their gorgeous splendor In the fair land of the Aztecs, that I sat, or rather reclined languidly, after the fierce heat of the summer day, on a wooden lounge Or cot, the back and seat of which were covered with leather, and which cot, together with an old cedar table and bhe or two stout chairs made of the comba wood, formed the only furniture of the dull guard room. The "cuartel," or barracks, were now almost entirely deserted, the major POrUdtt of the troops having been thrown outside the town to man and garrison the various batteries,- redoubts and earthworks to repulse the coming enemy, leaving the cuartel only a guard for local duties. I had not long come In from the outlying pickets and had just finished ray simple meal, when, feeling fatigued by the unusual exertion I had undergone that day, I lay down on the wooden cot. Overcome at -last by the excessive heat and fatigue, I slept. Haw long l slept I know not, but was partially aroused by the voice of the sergeant of the guard, saying: % "El jefe del dla, seuor" (the officer of the day, sir). * I sprang up quickly, and, half ashamed to have been caught napping by a subordinate, I seized my sword and cried in a savage voice: "Ouardta forma!" "Grand rounds" came and "grand rounds" went .and soon all was quiet again; the troops dispersed, and I went back to the guard room. I, however, noticed casually that up in one corner of the gateway and near, the wicket a small revolver lay on a piece of matting. This belonged to the first sergeant of the "Guard," who, in the Mex- «ii g past my ear. Again he raised tho fatal weapon. This time I was placed In a .decidedly unpleasant predicament, for the gallant captain of the "powder magazine," to shield his •awed "carcass,* 1 held me tight Around the waist, afld In such a position that I could neither use my hahds nor make the Slightest attempt to defend myself, this time, as he raised the smoking Pfstol, i gave myself up for lost. He flfedt Thank God, the ball Just missed me. He raised again and fired. At this last fire 1 made one success^ nil effort and shook the captain off. It was well 1 did so, for as I dropped to the ground to escape the discharge I left the captain, who was stooping, quite exposed. A hoarse cry of pain, rising above the report of the pistol, ffAR SWITZERLAND BOMS OP DR< NEOSCHS REMARKABLE FINDS, me the captain was hit; and so told sure enough he was, the ball'entering the rim of his broad sombrero as he stooped to screen himself from the effects of the fatal fire, ranged downward, and thence through his shoulder and out of his side. He fell where he stood, groaning at Intervars. As for the sergeant, Adorantes, I was now unencumbered, and, closing In upon him, I cut through the metallic guard of Ills pistol, severing his trigger finger completely from the hand, and guard being now aroused, he Coter a Period of Prom Ttrenty- fron* to Twenty-Nine Thongond — Men Who Lived There Four thousand ABO. lean service, is allowed to carry them the same as an officer. I paid but little attention to it at the time, as weapons lying around loose are common enough in a soldiers' barrack. 1 lay down again on the old cot, but do. as I could, I couldn't keep awake; and so, resigning myself to my fate, I rolled over and was soon in the arms of Morpheus. I had not slept long when I was half awakened by a loud voice in the passageway, calling out: "Adorantes! Adorantes! venga arjuia!" (Adorantes, come here!) Adorantes was the name of the first sergeant of the guard and the possessor of the revolver spoken of before. The first speaker, who by his voice I now "recognized as a certain Captain Agiluz and whilom keeper of the powder magazine, never interfered in any way wifti the duties of the soldiers, and I was the more astonished to find him here at this time of night. The sergeant, in obedience to the summons of his superior, hurried upstairs in. 'ie direction of the sound of the voices. He had hardly reached the topmost the , was roughly secured and locked up in the "calabosa." The whole cuartel was now in a'state of great excitement, for the slumbering soldiers, hearing the reports of several shots, rushed madly to seize their arms; the drummers added to the confusion by beating their "long roll;" the noisy buglers made "night hideous" with their discordant braying, and, to cap the climax, the half- sleepy bravos, seeing the captain lying bleeding and groaning on the pavement and m_/s4.f standing near him, supposing everybody was an enemy, let fly with their flint-locks bang into the adobe walls, the balls rebounding and the dry mortar flying around in every direction. It was long before things resumed the wonted tenor of their way in that cuartel, but as the morning broke in the east the barracks stood dull, dismal and quiet as ever, and none, to look at them outwardly, would ever have thougnt that a murder had been committed but a few hours previous. At 2 o'clock precisely Captain Agiluz died, apparently without much pain. Three days after Sergeant Adorantes underwent the extreme sentence of the court-martial; he was tied across a 24-pound howitzer and received "300 lashes, well laid on." He died ere ho was unbound, and is now burled near the sentry-box on the high road out of town. ft. NUESCH has made some Intere s t ing discoveries in a rock shelter at Schwelzersbild, near Schaffhausen. The entire series of deposits, 240 to 290 centimeters in thickness, are estimated to represent a period of from 24,000 to 29,000 years—from'the glacial period to the present time. Dr. Gelkie thus sums up what Dr. Nuesch has done: "His work has demonstrated that tundra, steppe and forest faunas have succeeded each other, thus establishing the truth of Inferences already arrived at by Nehrlng and others. It has shown, likewise, that this faunal succession followed after the retreat of the great glaciers of the third glacial epoch, and that palaeolithic man was certainly contemporaneous in the Alpine Vorland with the tundra and the steppe faunas. Further, it introduces us for the first time to the lost race of neolithic pygmies. Lastly, we nave in the Schweizersbild rock shelter the most complete section yet discovered, showing the exact succession of the several archaeological epochs, tied in a knot at one side, Is one pretty feature of the little gowns, and the trimming of narrow satin ribbon, baby width or the next one wider, gathered on one edge, is another. In white rift- bon this is very effective around the around the instances it _____ Narrow black velvet ribbon is also much used, and bias satin bands are stitched on, as they Tucks in in groups collar bands in rows, epaulets, and in some trims the skirts. are in the babies' gowns, narrow widths are set . around the skirt. Sleeves and waists are closely tucked up and down and Utep when I heard a very loud blow administered by some one, and which blow was quickly followed by a desperate struggle and blasphemies, the Spanish tongue being exceedingly prolific in this style of expressive and emphatic language. I tumbled out, and, seizing my sword, which lay unsheathed on the table, I hurried up the stairs to ascertain the cause of the tumult; I there found the captain and the sergeant TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING, The "PlonsuroB" Mapped Ont In Boston for u Western Girl. Not long ago, while a young woman hailing from a western state was residing in the east, she had a slight attack of the grip and was much in need of something to cheer her up. With a view of securing the needed amusement she wrote accepting the standing PELL WHERE HE STOOD, wrestling and struggling together, the sergeant having the captain down. I commanded them to desist, as I, as captain of the guard, was responsible for all disturbances that might occur during the time I was on duty; but in .vain. They swore and clinched and (Struggled fiercer than ever. Wearied at last and to end the matter I struck the sergeant a heavy blow with Uie hilt of my sword full on his mouth, knocking a couple of teeth down his throat and bringing the,blood freely. With an oath he released his hold on the captain and almost leaped down the rickety stairs. Quick as lightning the thought came flashing through ,i;y mind that I'felt sick at heart as I recollected that the fellow's pistol lay in the entrance-way and that he now rushed with maddened frenzy to seize fit and shoot nie; and now I felt, as a 'qold chill came over nie, that my only bppe was to close on him and run him through with my sword before be *Quld reach the pistol, Quick as thought J followed him • down the*», reaching the grpu,nd nearly ,s fo.P» as he djd, captain, too, came rushing ex' after us, ana with a borrlflsa .fS$ptJQ« of countenance that under — but th,e present uncomfortable ._..„.. 'm tbJpKa J should have, laughed '4fflflfen,Hj)ty ft t; but the sergeant TiMoJet you v }a ,,..._. ... „ Where he wag, UwMP* - •• ^ejBrei i W-" " invitation of a Boston girl to come and spend a few days at the hub. When the time was near for her to leave home she received a letter from her Boston friend which ran like this: "I think I have planned as pleasant a programme for you, my dear, as would be possible. You will arrive Monday morning; that afternoon we shall have a luncheon of the Quiet Hour club in your honor, at which thirty literary women will be present. Monday evening we shall attend a lecture by Professor on 'The Semitia Races.' Tuesday forenoon we are going to a meeting of the Browning club anr] in the afternoon we are booked for a musicale in behalf of the colored old ladles' home. Tuesday evening we shall wind up the two days with a lecture by Professor on 'Esoteric Buddhism,' which, I am sure, will be the greatest treat of the whole two days." As soon after the receipt of this letter as she could recover strength enough to hold a pen the western girl wrote her friend as follows: "I am afraid, my dear girl, that you will have to modify your program, or else I can't come to you. What little, intellect the grip has left me I don't propose to wreck in such manner as you have arranged for." the palaeolithic, neolithic, bronze and Iron ages." A touching glimpse is given of the home-love of the neolithic men who lived from 4,000 to 8,000 years ago: "Among the neolithic Interments ten were'of children—three of these newborn infants, while the others were respectively 3 months, 2 years, 4 years and 7 years old when they died. Two of the infants had been burled with their mothers and their graves contained no relics, while those of the other children did, the relics consisting of shells and finely finished flint implements. The great care with which the graves had been constructed and the presence of the ornaments and other valuable objects placed beside the little dead ones show how strong was neolithic man's family affection. The new-born infants were laid each within the right arm of its mother, while, with the left arm stretched across her breast, the latter seemed to hold the little one fast." The same generation which learned through H. M. Stanley of the actual existence of pygmies in the forests of central Africa now discovers from these Swiss remains that a race of pygmies flourished in Europe thousands of years ago: "The examination of the skeletons of fourteen adults shows that during neolithic times the Schwelzersbild was frequented by two distinctly different races. One of these was of fair stature (1,600 millimeters and more), while the other was much smaller—a true pygmy race. Prof. Kollmann, who has described the remains, is quite certain that the dwarf- like proportions of the latter have nothing, in common with diseased conditions. This, from many points of view, is a highly interesting discovery. It is possible, as Dr. Nuesch suggests, that the widely spread legend as to the former existence of little men, dwarfs and gnomes, who were supposed to haunt caves and retired places in the mountains, may be reminiscenes of these neolithic pygmies." around over, little tuck which is merely a cord, it is so tiny, is stitched in one inch apart, both vertically and horizontally, all over the skirts and bodices. Braid in straight rows or simple patterns is much employed for trimming. Plaid silks and velvets are used for belts, cuffs, and collar finish on many edged with lace, and the sleeves are elbow length, tucked and finished with a frill of lace. The guimpe neck Is or cream lace insertion and bands of tucked linen lawn. Brown cashmere forms the next model. The material is tucked to form the yoke, the fullness brought down into a blouse at the belt, and the frills around the shoulders are of turquoise blue taffeta silk. The cashmere sleeves are tucked, and the sash is of the blue silk. Another gown of tan cashmere has satin bands of the same color stitched around the skirt and edge of pointed collar. The guimpe and sleeves are of yellow Ince insertion, with tiny bands of finely tucked lawn between, and the belt is of coral velvet. Still another of green wool is crossed with bands of narrow velvet ribbon and the belt and 'collar are of plaid silk. A pretty model for a child over 5 years of age is made of red cashmere, with two frills of taffeta ribbon to match around the neck, and a narrow insertion of crearn lace to head them. This little dress is made with the full-belted waist for the older girl or with the,fullness falling from the neck for the little one of 5. The prettiest cloaks are made of corduroy, velvet, and cloth, in blouse form, with a ribbon belt tied in a bow Scrofula and All other blood Diseases are .promptly And £erhianentiy Cut By Mood's SatsapatiS If you suffer from Any form of Blood Disorder, you should Take Hood's and An Accommodating Swalri. ~~~ "Swear that you love me alone!" aha whispers, hiding her face upon hte manly breast. "I swear it," he answers passionate ly. "Furthermore, I swear that not I only do I love you alone, but even when there are others present!" Alike in One Respect. "I," remarked Windsplit Adolphugj Wierry, "come from a musical family J All my associations have been mustc-l £11. "The monkey who sits on the ore and collects pennies can make the aatoftl claim," pointed out the cynic. ' tlRliol.Hnq; Jnntlce. "My wife got even with that burglar! who set the burglar alarm going and woke the baby." "What did she do " "She pulled him in by the collar anJ made him rock the baby to sleep again Bennty Is I5lnod Depp. Clenn blood mokes a clean skin. _)J beauty without it. Cascarets Candy Cathatl tic cleans your blood and keeps it clean, b_| stirring up the lazy liver and driving all {_jl E uritles from tha body. Begin to-day to! onlfih pimples, boils, blotches, blackheadif and that sickly bilious complexion by taking I Cascarets,—beauty for ten cents. All drug.l gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10, 25, BOcJ i A new discovered spot on the sun,j which is visible just now, is said to bel 30,000 miles In diameter. Coo's Cough Balaam is the oldest and best. It will break up a cold qulckeiij than anything else. It is always reliable. Try it. the plain cashmeres, and one pretty gown of cream cashmere has a belt and collar of plaid velvet. Narrow plaitings of taffeta silk are used with good effect, and both taffeta and satin ribbon, about an inch and a half wide, knife plaited.are a pretty finish arou'id the shoulders of a guimpe dress. Cashmere, serges, and silk and wool plaids at one side, and long enough In the skirt to cover the dress. Hats are of felt, shirred velvet, and fancy braid, and the most fascinating little bonnets are made of corded silk shirred cords to form the shape, and the deep frill around the face Is edged with beaver fur.' These are in colors to match the coats, and ribbon and lace are both used in the trimming. Another important item is the expense, which seems to be accounted for by the amount of work in the shirring. Gray bengaline makes a quaint little bonnet, with pink ribbon and pink ostrich feathers for trimming. Man Is creation's masterpiece! Butfi who says so? Man!—Sulpice Guil.f laume Gavarni. Mrs. YPlnslow's Soothing Syrup For children tcething-softens the gums.i-odnceB IniTanvfi umtloii,allays pain, cured wind colic. 25 cents a bottla f ~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^~~~~ i When a man makes a fool out ofS himself he generally does the job well! FASHIONS FOR CHILDREN. the Little Girl In America Has* the Prettiest OoHtuiue of AH—tiowitg and Coats, Fashions for small girls are always interesting to those who have to make their garments, and the little gowns Jackson's Monument, It has been noticed that within the last year the chipping of bits from the Stonewall Jackson monument, at the place where he received his mortal wound on the battlefield of Chancellorsville, has seriously disfigured the monument, and steps have been taken to deal severely with relic-hunters, otherwise described as vandals, in future. The report says that the monument to the Union General Sedgwick near by is almost untouched. Leuvoa a Fortune. Forty years ago W. H. Trabue, ot Kokomo, Ind,, disappeared, and until the present nothing has been heard from him. He has recently died having accumulated $3,000,000 in Mississippi, under the name of Trlbpltt. All his money goes to the families of brothers and sisters, the will stipulating that the children shall receive a university education. A King's memory. The recent distribution of prize awards of the Brussels exhibition was an elaborate function; all the cabinet officers, many high diplomatic personages and all the exhibitors were present. The king presided, having at his side the Princess Clementine, the Count of Flanders and Prince Albert. The minister of commerce was about to begin his speech, when the king began to speak earnestly with Prince Albert. Suddenly a look of surprise passed over his face; he pulled his handkerchief out and tied it into a knot, and said, smiling, "That's what I do to remind myself." Then he put his handkerchief back into his pocket and the minister, who had'paused to see what his royal highness was about went on with the function.—New York Tribune. That's what Miss Fannie McDonald, of Louisville, Ky,, writes, One of nany thousand unsolicited I testimonials, regarding the efficacy of "5 DROPS."! H £T?J . Br °naway, Louisville, Ky., Oct. 7,1897.- feWANSON hHEUMATIO CURE CO,, 167 f Dearborn St., Chicago, 111.: DEAR SIRS: After! a long silence I write you to know how I am. IJ owe my Ufo to you, or at least believe I do, for I J was given up by two doctors (good ones loo) | to die, but a fter taking two bottles of your meo> I icine I was able to get about I am trying to! induce everybody that .•>-»* SUFFERS FROM RHEUMATISM . to try your "5 DROPS," and I know of some that ev r t*! 1 d d ll ' ami P 1 ' onounoeli it; the best they ( Yours truly, FANNY MCDONALD. Hung on a Pioket Fence. William Evarts, of St. Glair Mo was found dead with his head caught between two pickets of a fence. His neck was broken. How he came in that position is not known. are the materials most employed for the little gowns, but silks in Dresden patterns, China silk, colored nets, and chiffon are used for dancing frocks. The colored nets are made over silk and trimmed with baby ribbon the same color, either gathered or sewn en plain. A pretty dress illustrated is made of (Ji»rre«tg |n the Atlantic. Experiments hare been gping O n for the past two years for the purpose of trying to learn something of the characteristics pi the Atlantic ocean as a great moving body pf water. As ft re- the whole Atlantic js shown to b$,sl$>wly circulating round and round, like an enormous and cloaks are prettier than ever this season. Usually their fashions take their cue from the grown-up models and reflect them in a simplified form, but this year the tables are turned and the guimpe waist, which has been their exclusive property so long, is triumphantly paraded as a leading and original model for full-grown gowns. The blouse, too, Is a Juvenile fashion, but we have not robbed them of their charms for the little pnes, for they are quite as attractive as ever, more so In some respects, for the new ways of trimming the blouse for the lady's gpwn have served as suggestions for the little dresses. American children really nave the prettiest fashions of all, for they are out of a combination ot French ana (fleas, which. 10 an imprpve- ,.4* there ia »p manage Jn Ui PERSONALIT1ES. Mr. Septimus Winner, the composer of the popular song, "Listen to the Mocking-Bird" (written in 1855) will celebrate his golden wedding the 25th of the month. The queen of Rbumania has received the honorary degree of doctor of philosophy from the University of Budapest by permission of the Emperor Francis Joseph. The prince of Wales has inherited from his mother the faculty of really interesting himself, not feigning interest, in whatever is brought before his °°* ce ' Tt ls sai <l ^ those intimate with the queen that she never allows herself to look bored. Whoever may be introduced to her has her very best attention for the time being. Verdi visits frequently the home for aged musicians who were connected la any way with the stage, now building in Milan. To this home Verdi proposes to devote the greater part of his $100,000. There will be room for about ™° f?, 0 "' ? y " 8 - w "l * yearly in- A DEAD SHOT FOR RHEUMATISM, <=T,r. „ Horsehead, Ark.. Nov. 13, 1897. SWANSON RHEUMATIC (SURE Cb., 167 Dearborn St., Chicago, 111.; Thank the Lord, I ?h" ^?v. foot onoe more - Tne " 5 DROPS" knocked tne Rheumatism in the head and put me on my crutches, so 1 kept taking It, and now I have thrown away my crutches, and walk about like iy^SxJ^y G 9 d bless the man that got up the ;P;? OP6 ' lfc ls a aett( i shot for Rheumatism ano. Gravel. Three different doctors gave me, medicine and treated my ease. Uesldes I have Bought and used every remedy I ever heard of j uL wus recommended Tor Rheumatism, and it all did me no good. One. dose of "5 DROPS" was worth It all. It stopped the pain, and lam '• ~ huvo not the time to- j iruo wuriu it ail. It stop now able to go about. 11 , — -— o" MTv-fuu. J. J41VVU iiUU UJ1U UllUV V" aay to fully state my case, but will gladly write you a complete statement at some future tuna X T. 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