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   LeMars Semi-Weekly Post (Newspaper) - May 9, 1899, Lemars, Iowa                                Published Every Tuesday and Friday. VOLUME VI. EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALL AMP 8PECIAL PRIVILEGES TO NONE. LE EARS, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 0, 1899. NEW CABLE STEAMSHIP Mission of the General Hooker I In the Philippines. CATS. SHE WILL LAY 800 MILES OF CABLE Uncle flam Bu Commissioned Her to Connect All Military Poets la the Philippine*-Tn*k May Take More Than Tiro Years-Content! of the Vessel's Cargo. Spick and span tinder her coat of pure white, no one would recognize in Uncle Sam's new cable steamship, General Hooker, the old Spanish passenger steamship Panama, captured during the war by the little tag Mangrove. But inch is, a fact, and the Panama, now the General Hooker, under the influence of hard cash, liberally spent by her new owner, has taken a new lease of Ufa She is going to the Philippines, where she will lay at least 800 miles of cable. The mission of the vessel and her officers and crew' is to lay branches to connect all the military stations on the islands with the main cable lines. The task may take more than two yoara A small army of men worked on the Hooker the other day as Bhe lay along' side the government pier at the foot of Pacific street, Brooklyn. Painters were putting the last touches to her interior finish. Tinsmiths were lining with zino the small refrigerators on the port and starboard sides of the spar deck forward Other workmen were busily engaged in fitting up the quarters of the firemen and sailors in the 'tween decks forward. The General Hooker has gained a new topgallant forecastle since she was rechristened and at the Morse Iron works in Sonth Brooklyn, where she was practically rebuilt, new tubes were pnt in her boilers. The little pilothouse on top of the superstructure was replaced by a steel deckhouse, the forward end of which is used as a pilothouse and the rest as a stateroom for the captain-Stephen Hanlon, an experienced navigator, who has walked the bridge of ocean steamships for more than 20, years. Captain Hanlon was found superin tending the arrival of a consignment of charts and volumes of salty wisdom noeded in a trip of such length as the Hooker is undertaking. "There in hatch No. 1," he said, pointing'downward, "are 70 tons of cable coiled in a tank. As tbo cable weighs three tons to the mile, there are a little more than 38 miles in that tank. In No. 3 hold, which is just abaft this one, we have another tank, which now holds 450 tons of cable, or a continuous line 100 miles in length.- No. 8 hold, aft, contains 280 tons, or a little more than 98 miles of cable. "Besides this, we have stored on board 1,000 miles of shore telegraph wire which with the fittingB that go with it weighs 100 tons more. There are also on board 170 miles of shore cable, and, altogether, with the coal, stores and supplies of all sorts, the Pan' ama had 2,800 tons measurement on board when she left New York. "The voyage to Manila will occupy at least 80 days, for, with the auxiliary machinery which gives the vessel great er weight and her deep draft, I do not expect her to log mnoh more than nine knots an hour on the average." The General Hooker will pay a cable I over a drum placed on, the forecastle head, and the machinery for picking np the cable is placed on the spar deck forward of the fore batch. Pointing over the port and starboard bows, on the topgallant forecastle, are two 0 pounder rapid fire guns, the vessel's only armament.-New York Journal       -      _ WOMAN'S GIFT TO MICHIGAN. Ten Thonsand to Endow a Chair to Be Occupied ~by a Woman. The regular meeting of the board of regents of the university of Michigan was held at Ann Arbor the other day. A communication from a woman in Detroit, who wishes her name to remain unknown, but who evidently is not a believer in the new woman idea, was - received. She presents the university wjth $10,000 to be invested until it, with other s gifts, amounts to $88,000, 'this sum to be used to endowa chair to be occupied by some Woman of acknowledged ability. No designation was placed on the character of the chair, but the letter positively states that the money shall never, never be used for Instruction in athletics. The giver, it seems, believes that the j- tendency in coeducational institutions is to make football players and track ath- 1 letes out of the students of the gentler sex, and alio unmistakably avers that ;. her -money cannot be devoted to in fitrqetion in this branoh of college edu cattoh for glrla. The regents accepted th0:glft with the conditions.-Special � Ofaicago Times-Herald. *viiFJrBt woman on Firing Line, '  'Mrs; M. S. Boysen of Colorado earned the congratulations of General Wheaton :   on the field before Malabbn by the fear-� :>lm 'mvawv in wtych she went about caring for the wonnded.' She kept up with tbi firing line and assisted many a wounded seWier, She even took a rifle  laced in chargo of the "fliors" of the czar's stables at Moscow. He found great difficulty in getting horses shod and wrote "Little Reddy" that he should cable bis terms. "Little Reddy" had no money with which to cable, and he accordingly wrote to Starr offering to come for $1,600 yearly and all expenses. A cablegram come in reply accepting his terms and telling blm to apply to the Russian consul at New York, where orders had been left for his transportation. "Little Reddy" now regrets that be didn't set his figures higher.-Cincinnati En quirer.     ^._ Carnegie to Blake Steel Axles. Open hearth steel axles are to be manufactured by the Carnegie company on a most extensive scale. Work ori'tbo construction of a plant has been started at West Homestead. It will be ready for operation in six months. Permanent work will be provided for 8,000 skilled laborers. The annual output will be from 80,000 to 100,000 tons of forged product. Altogether the establishment will be the largest of its kind in the world. The forge will be the largest of its class in existence,-Pittsburg Dispatch.     _ Nearly 800 Descendants at Her Valient!. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Brandt, held at St. Thomas, Fa., the other aft ernoon, was one of the largest ever known in Franklin county. The string of vehicles was nearly two miles long. Mrs. Brandt was 88 years old and U . survived, by a large progeny. There are Wt�a^Mcijp*�* in th,e Partition.    living' 9 children, .07 grandchildren, JtMS^lPSto^ send a delegate to the 180gceati!�randebi)dren and 8 great-^jdlMmawent conference, which' gTeat-grondchJJdren,, and with hot' slwS�Wa�*W .� �n�e :SSf>l>n> Ft. DociKB I'asituiiKor..........0:60 u 1" FroIgM oxcopt Handiiy...... tliOapin 0. st. p. m. 4 o. ooimo south. PitdHcniior, dully........tiDfiuin I'HiBOiiut)]-, dully....,.........0:40pu L'lUBungor, oxcopt Hutiday,,, i-Mpin OOINO. MOUTIi, I'amenKar, dully............-��JSi?5 P m PuuBimifor, dally..............10:4U it m l'awiontsor, except Huuduy... 1:10 ft m DBS MOINES NORTHERN & WESTERN R, R. AT FONDA. OOINO SODTII. No. b lv Fonda tor Dos Moines.....JiMuin No. 8 lvVotidu tor Dm Moines.....1:40 pm QOINO NOHTH No 6 lv Dos Moines 'or Fonda.....P m lv Dos Moines Cor tfoudu.....HUH a a AII trains dally except Sunday, a n. r. r. at dalton. aOlNQNOUTIS. ooikosovsh.    4^,* ,,,,,,, (-;i>i'v'5 /Yl�*r�. Iowa, ALWAYS DRINK^*^ W.). Lemp (5 Co.'s St. Louis Beef We always koop EXTRA PALE for tnblo use. in kogs, all sizes.   Wo koop n complete stook of. Also Wines, Liquors, Cigars and Bar Supplies. HENRY W. PRUST, Sole Ascent, Phone No, 187. '. ......708 Main St., LeMars. UmmM Post's liveita.   

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