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 <rf hn< wry few; .mwl&mM&tom'XJ&M C. H/VAKIINSON 8c ARE AUTHORITY ON CLOTHING Marksmen In Battle. The story of what marksmen can do in battle is written in red letters all over tbe history of war, remarks the Boston Herald. Tbe famous English archers whose cloth yard shafts won so many fights at desperate odds against the mail clad knights of France, tho embattled farmers whose deadly aim was so fatal on tbe Lexington road and the slopes of Bunker Hill, the grim slaughter which broke Pakonham's veteran regiments at New Orleans-all are proofs in point. Later evidence of the value of straight shooting is afforded by that strange war in which the Dutch Boers won the semi-independence which they now enjoy. In this contest there was on one side a burgher force with slight pretensions to discipline, and none at all to drill, and on tbe other side a British force, hardened in battle and trained to the perfection of soldiership, yet the Boera were victorious in every encounter on the field. What is the explanation? Why, simply this: The Boers were splendid marksmen, who knew how to make every shot tell, while the British were, comparatively speaking, mere wasters of ammunition of the soldierly pattern. The Discovery ol nn Artist. | In tho Cathedral of Nantes, Franco, | then' is a monument to Francis II of ; Brctn^nu and his wifo Margaret which ! is considered mi'! of tho masterpieces of i French sculpture, it iH over !)()() years old, und until twfiit.y odd years ago no ; ones knew to whom to uscriho it. Then | clninco fiTi old KtoriH kIhIi whs discov-red in the saint! cathedral hearing tho following inscription: I, Michel Column, was a poor forsaken hoy whose only homo was tho ;li road, where alone God and our Uretagne saints watched over me. I often forgot to eat and drink while looking at the stonecutters who made tiio beantifnl atono crosses for the holy place in the diocese of Leon, and I myself carved small images with a wretched knife, when worthy priests took compassion upon mo, fed mo and said to mo: 'Work, thou little one, and look as much as thou pleasest at tho curved belfry and at the beautiful work of tho guild (sculptors). Look at all this, lovo the good God, the mild Saviour and the blessed Virgin Mary. Then thy name shall be honored in tbo diocese of Leon and in the beautiful Bretngno.' This I did for a long while that I might become u good workman, and then our Duchess Anna gave me an order to cut monument to our gracious Duke Francis II and tho Duchess Margaret." -Harper's Bazar. A Good Scotch Story. In Lanarkshire there lived a sins', sma' laird named Hamilton, who was noted for his eccentricity. On one occasion a neighbor waited ou him and requested his name as an accommodation to a bit bill for �20, at three months' date, which led to tiio following char-aotoristio and truly Scottish colloquy: "Na, no, I conna do that." "What for no, laird ? Ye hae dune tbe same thing for ithcrs." "Aye, aye, Tammas, bat there' wboels within wheels ye ken naething about. Icannado't." It's a' sma' affair to refuse me, laird." Weel, ye see, Tammas, if I was to pit my name toll't, ye wad get tho siller frae the bank, and when tho time camo round ye wadna be ready and I wud hae to pay't. Sae then ye and I wad quarrel. Sae we mae just as weel quarrel the no as lang's the siller's In ma pouch."-Stray Stories. Two Mttle Stories. Here are two stories from Sir M, Grant-Duffls diary. The first records the Baying of Sir F. Doyle, when Lord Houghton's death was rumored, that "his exit is tho result of too many* entrees. Tbe second, concerning a definition Which Gladstone gave of a deputation, is also given in the diary. It is noun of numbers signifying many, but not signifying much," Birds' Nests, Some Australian birds lay their eggs in black sand, as if aware of its superior power'of absorbing heat; others select tbe neighborhood of hot volcanic springs, whpse warmth plays snlmpor tant part in the hatching.;.....,,, ' The wound builders colleot heaps of,; earth jmfl, leaves as W/*""� bighwd M feet in ;d THE LANPHER We have All Kinds of Hats and Caps. STIFF HATS, FEDORAS, CRUSH HATS, STRAW HATS, CRASH HATS, MEN'S HATS, BOYS' HATS, CHILDREN'S HATS All Colors ! All Prices ! All Styles ! THE LANPHER We have the latest and the best of anything and everything you want in the line of wearing apparel for men and boys, at the poor man's price and the rich man's style. Also a large assortment of Underwear which we would like you to look at, for you must see it to appreciate it. 'WE GUARANTEE EVERYTHING YOUR MONEY BACK IF YOU WANT IT,'1 IS OUR MOTTO. Bai's Waists and Knee Pants, 25c to $1, Men's Extra Pants l\ to $6 The Elgin $1 White Shirt-Best Made. C. H A AKINSON & CO., 719 MAIN ST. ...LE MARS. Rochester. Him- llfii'k floor f.ot ItH ^iinie. Maximilian of Uavarin, tho first elector, cotMiiltud nn English physician re-gnriliufc his tcjiimi-t'o sichncHH, who pro-Bcrihc-il for lu-v hoiiio "Buckingham Donhl" (strong) Beer. 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