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ALGOHA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANTTABY 7,1891. VOL, XXV-NO, 41, The Grange Store. Just received from Sitt Quong Co, a consignment of PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNS? AT LA\T. Office over First National bank* Algonft, Id. W. B. QUARfON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Over Kossuth County bank, Algona, towa. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Over Kossuth Co. bank. IFOR Also fine China and Glassware, Handkerchiefs, Mufflers, etc., etc., etc. LAIRD'S FURNITURE STORE. J. R. LAIRD, Proprietor. DANSON BROS., ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Frank Bros. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chrlschllles' store. L. K. OARFIEL.D, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SUHQEON. Office, State at., one door east of Corflingley. Residence, McGregor St., east of the public school building. H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. MORSE & PRIDE, PHYSICIANS AND SUR&EONS. Office east of Rutherford house, Algona, Iowa. THE NEWS OF THE WEEK, The statement now being circulated in eastern papers that only one mile of railroad was built in Iowa during the past year is not a statement of the facts fn the case. According to the reports being received by the railroad commissioners, and they are not all in yet, considerable track has been laid during the past fiscal year. The Iowa Central built 2.4 miles of road; the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, 21.4 miles; the entire track of the Fort Madison and Northwestern, now part of tho Chicago, Ft. Madison and Des Moines, is being widened; the Chicago and Northwestern is doubling its track from Clinton to Tama City, and the Winona and Southwestern constructed 18 miles of track from Winona, Minn., to Osage, la. The Winona and Southwestern is to bo extended to Mason City, and has secured control of the Mason City and Fort Dodge, thus forming a lino from Winona to Fort Dodge. Judge Stonoman of Cedar Rapids was nonplussed recently by an application for a writ of " hocus pocus." Tho Judge finally ascertained that "habeas corpus," was the thing desired. mission adhered to its ruling that live hogs and packing house products must be carried at the same rate, they would put in a low rate on live hogs in the state of Iowa, This will let the Iowa packing interests out, it is thought. Prof. Essley has submitted to the citizens of Carroll a proposition that if they will donate $2,500 he will erect next spring a large college building and maintain a first-class normal college at that place. Prof. Essler is confident that within a year from the opening of Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention. Prices are reasonable. Successor to J. J. Wilson. Office and Yard on Dpdge street, south of State, ALG-ONA, - IOWA. G. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Next door to J. G. Smith's store, Algona, la. J. E. HILL, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Wesley, Iowa. Day and night calls attended to with promtness. ••*>;** ALEX. WHITE, Agent. Handles the best of all descriptions of T. J. FELLING, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Consultation In English and German. Office and residence over H. Goetsch's store, Whlttemore, Iowa. ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - - - - 950,000. Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. W. H. INGHAM, President, J. B. JONES, Vice President, LKWIS H. SMITH, Cashier. Directors—W. H. Ingham, Jno.G. Smith, J. B, Jones, T. Chrluohllles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devlne. Which includes everything that is possibly needed for the construction of anything from a picket fence to the very finest residence. WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to figure your Ulls, and we will prove that this is not merely idle talk. OP ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - - S60,OOO Special Attention Paid to Collections. FARM LOANS. fit 6, 7, 7^, and 8 per cent., on five to ten years' time, with fflprivilege of partial payments before due. Interest can be paid at my office. Save money b/calling on me before you apply for a loan. DIBECTOBS. Ambrose A. Call, D. H. Hutchlns, J. C. Black ford, Philip Dorweller, Wm. K. Ferguson, (ieo. C.C a H,O.B. l J. C. BLAOKFOBD, Cashier. § Money always on hand to loan at rpsoname rates to parties who can furnish first class security. FABW iW\m Preparations are now almost perfected for the largest poultry show to be held in tho northwest this winter at Forest City January 27, 28 and 29, 1891. The society alone offers $400 in cash and over 250 special premiums aggregating over $500. J. M. Gilchrist, president of the state association, has been secured as judge, and as he is one of the best his score cards will bo valuable. One of the many attractions will be an address by Henry Wallace of the Iowa Homestead to the farmers on the benefits to be derived from raising thoroughbred birds in place of the common fowl. The secretary, E. E. Secor, is doing all in his power to make this show a grand success, and is meeting with the best of encouragement from citizens and the poultry fraternity at large. The largo 64-page premium list will be cheerfully sent to all requesting it. Des Moines gives the Equitable Life Insurance company of New York $2,000,000 worth of insurance to get a great building. This is equal to an annual subsidy of $60,000, and in ten years will pay for the building. Wm. F. Schwerger, a young business man of Bridgeport, Conn., and formerly of Burlington, was arrested at Burlington Tuesday night as Jie was about to be married to Miss EditH^Parentheau. His arrest was caused by G. H. Waldin, a prominent jeweler, who claimed that Schwerger had obtained goods from him under false pretenses. Bail was furnished and the marriage ceremony proceeded. The next morning the accused was released on proof that it was a case of mistaken identity. He has brought suit against Waldin for $10,000 damages. ________ The Sac Sun says: A letter came to the postofflce Saturday addressed " U. S. Grant, Sac City, lo." We suppose the writer thought Sac City was the nearest town to the good place where the general has gone. the new building he can have 300 students enrolled. _ The Chicago. Tribune has a good story on Congressman Dollivcr: During the school commencement season last summer Dollivor received an invitation from a young Iowa lady to attend the commencement exercises. His official duties detained him, but the reporters of the New York papers found his name among tho list of distinguished persons invited, and published him as having been present. Tho papers in Dolliver's district reproduced tho statement and the democrats worked it for all it was worth in the rural portions of tho district. They placarded fences and dead walls with pictures of "Our Congressman, J. P. Dolliver, as he appeared in fashionable society in New York." There was the handsome young Dolliver with sharp-toed shoes, spike-tailed coat, low-cut waistcoat and gloved hands promenading with one of New York's der advisement several obstinate cases» and this week expressed his decisions to Clerk Smith in that city. The doCti* ments came securely packed in a goods box labeled over with the inscriptions* "Lewis' Perfumed Lye," andthosewho were decided against in the cases sweat* the package was an original one. The preliminaries for tho organization of a new northwestern trotting cir* cuit are about completed. At a recent meeting of the projectors it was decided that Fort Dodge, Spencer, Sioux Falls, LeMars, and Cherokee should be represented in tho circuit, wnd that the series of spring races should open iti Fort Dodge the first week in June, closing at LoMars the first week in July. Liberal premiums will be offered and good stake races arranged. Pocaliontas county real estate has advanced from $2 to $5 an acre during the past year. THE HELD OF EDTJOATION. Prof. Gllchrist's 1'npor llend at the Stnto Teachers' Mectlng.-Otlier "Notes about tho Mlg Gntlierlnff nt DCS Moines. In tho Register's report is this notice of our old normal professor: Tho next'paper was on " Educational Tendencies," by Prof. J. C. Gilchrist of' Sioux City. His treatment of the subject was original and suggestive. Among tho tendencies of the times in educational matters, he said, there was one fashionable belles in the highest of style and lowest of corsage, and in the background were many other ladies and gentlemen of the upper 400. A companion picture to this represented Dolliver's democratic opponent rigged out as a farmer, with abroad-brimmed straw hat, trousers stuck in heavy boots, and sitting in his shirt sleeves driving a reaping machine. The farmer's wife and boys and daughters were trudging along behind the reaper gathering and binding the sheaves. Off to one side was a little boy clipping a ball of twine into small pieces. "Don't do that, son," said the farmer, "don't you know our congressman has had the duty raised on that twine and we can't afford to buy any more ?" Dolliver was able to show that he had voted to reduce the duty on binding twine, but he could not satisfactorily answer the charge of hobnobbing with tho bon ton of New York, for there was his name in the papers, preserved like a fly in amber, among the Astors, the Hamerslys, and a hundred others. Milk Cans, Churns, Riverside Stoves, Stoves and Ranges ''Quick Meal" Gasoline Stoves. Agents for tho NEVER RUST TINWARE, warranted not to rust. Call and get prices! we can do you good. Yours, etc., WINKIH. BKU&. BANCROFT, IOWA. B M. Richmond, Pres, B. B. Blchmond, V. P. A. B. Richmond, Cashier. Transacts a general banking business. Collections a specialty. Money transferred to all ports of the Dnlted States and Europe at low rates. Tickets to and from the old country for sale. Taxes paid for both residents and non-residents. Abstract of title furnished on the same day applied for. R. M. RICHMOND, KEAL ESTATE DEALER, Loan and Insurance Ag't and Notary VuUlo. 60,000 acres of prairie lands and improved farms for sale or rent. Village property for sale or rent. Now Is the time to secure you a home before the three prospective railroads are built, which will advance tlie price of land beyond the reach of the average home-seeker, COMMERCIAL HOUSE, Bancroft, Iowa, B. M. Blchmond, proprietor. First class house. Satisfaction guaranteed. Special attention given the traveling public. Election is Over! So is High Prices for Stoves! I have a full line of Cooks and Heaters, among which is Tho Celebrate! Round Oak! .Standing at the headof thesoft coal turners. I shall meet all competition, selling at bottom prices. Take one! ,....'* qh " ^ .^^^T^^^" TO LOi on Farm Properly. B w p At lowest rates and optional payments. 'Interest payable at our office, If you want a loan, call on us. We save ypu money, JONES & SMITH* Real Estate Agent, Algona, Iowa, tands bought and sold on commission. Special attention given to care and sale of real estate In Kossuth and adjoining counties for non-residents. Agent for the German Insurance company, of Freeport, 111. Passage tickets to and from the old countries sold at lowest rates. F. m. BRONSON, Dealer ty ViWIW HUP Will Mil 19 Silver Plated Ware, etc, Bepalring neatly done. Algona, Iowa. The New Meat Market. BENNETT & ANDERSON, Proprietors of the new jnarket on Thorington The census enumeration dodge which has been worked extensively on the farmers of Kansas during the past few weeks, has cropped out in Webster county. A farmer from the south end of the county reports that two of his neighbors were gulled out of ten dollars apiece a short time ago by two men who represented themselves as being census enumerators, but that the amount was so small they did not consider it worth while to report the matter to the proper officials to effect their arrest. Tho plan of operations is, a set of blanks is given to the intended victim by the self-styled enumerator, with a request that it be filled out and signed. The victim signs a seemingly harmless list of questions and delivers it to a second scalawag who appears a few days later. In a month the victim is called upon to settle a promissory note which bears his signature. _ Between 700 and 800. cars of fruit were shipped into Sioux City in 1890, coming from California, Florida, New Orleans and New York. Crowell & Martin brought in the first full car of oranges and lemons in 1881, and in 1890 that firm received 205 cars. What can be done by one man is shown by C. W. Williams of Independence. He cqmes forward with another startling offer—to every horseman that will purchase 80 acres of land at that place and establish a breeding and training establishment, he fives a cash gift of $2,500. Articles of incorporation have been filed with the secretary of state by the American Pill and Medicine company of Spencer, with a capital stock of $200,000. J. T. Somes, an old union veteran of Fort Dodge, has a pension on file at Washington. He also has a bright 8-year-old boy named Melvin, who has been promised divers and sundry things to eat, wear, and play with when that pension comes. A couple of weeks ago the boy got tired of waiting, and without consulting anyone he wrote a letter to President Harrison asking him. to "please hurry up that pension a little." Mr. Somes was surprised recently to receive a letter addressed "Melvin P. Somes, Fort Dodge, Iowa." It proved to bo a personal letter from President Harrison in response to the boy's childish petition, assuring the little fellow to ignore general intellectual discipline, the training of the mind to " generalize skilfully and classify accurately." The tendency of the times was toward a practical education—an education to meet the environments of physical life, bread, shelter and clothing. " Industrial education" was the term that designates this tendency. It exists very positively in educational thought, and has become a plank in the platforms, of political organizations. Dr. Gilchrist quoted from a New England workingmen's organization condemning the present preparatory system of primary education and demanding there should bo specific instruction in healthful living, the simple mechanical arts and the use of the English language. Among other tendencies spoken of were tho displacement of classical and literary studies in colleges by sciences, the growth of elective courses, the shortening of tho college course from four to three years, and toward specialization. Dr. Gilchrist deplored the tendency he thought he saw toward ignoring moral training. In our colleges the moral atmosphere is far from pure. The light and spirit of Christianity does not animate the college mass. We are banishing the word of God from our schools, The Iowa railroads have come to the relief of Iowa packers and have made a reduction on the live hog rates. This action was taken by the lowji lines in pursuance of theiv promise made some 'time ago to Commissioner Ca.mpbe.ll if the inter-state that his father's pension would bo acted upon by the department just as soon as possible. Melvin is tho proudest boy in the state, _______ The friends of Col, W, A. Burnap are actively at work to secure his election as department commander for Iowa of the G. A. R, The Tom Howard post at Clear Lake, his home, unanimously and enthusiastically passed resolutions endorsing him._ State Superintendent Sabin has a letter from Hon. A. S. Draper, state superintendent of New York and president of the superintendents' department of the National Teachers' association requesting him to prepare a paper for the meeting of the national association in Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 25, and 26. Mr. Draper in his letter suggests " that it would be well to have the whole matter relating to the preparation of teachers for their work presented at this meeting. I think it ought to be comprehensively treated; that is that it ought to cover the work of the normal schools, pedagogic chairs in. colleges, training classes, institutes, etc, The wholemat- ter should bo opened 4p broadly, so as to give the depavtmenjti.the opportunity to discuss all the diffe$|nt phases of it at the same time, NoBpe can present this matter better thajjfypu, and L sin " cerely tvust that you vfjll assunlM the responsibility of it." • Sugepint4pent Sabin will undoubtedly accept the invitation and do Iowa and himself honor at the same time. iBiHU t* ui__) m vi v* w*. ^-*vf~»*- —•— •— — -i we cut down devotions, but we enlarge athletics and develope a college yell, and somehow or other transfer ourselves into the belief that we are elevating the morality of the nation. Exceptions were- to be found in the denominational colleges. ,, . ... Among favorable tendencies was the liberality of Iowa cities for the building of school houses and paying adequate salaries. In the country the wages were too small. But in tho city there was too much expediency and desire to please the board and the pupils. Another good tendency was the young belief in tho public mind for the necessity of a professional-training among teachers. There were too many fads and fashions. On the whole the speaker thought there was a growing tendency toward compulsory education. He closed With, a criticism of the absurd tendency of high schools and normal institutions to ape college ways, with commencements, alumni associations, etc. MISS BUBNARD'S ESSAY, The Register gives a flattering notice of Miss Julia Burnard's address. Miss , Burnard is a daughter of our old-time; . - * • ji J11 1-.^.' St*4-ff**~t pastor, and many friends will be inter-, 1 , ested in the notice: __. pap . that the most successful teachers are not those who work all day and dream all night of their special line of work, but rather those that find rest, relaxa- UUu LctlilHJl. Ull\JOU v*4t.fv __*_«. . V «~ T Vii tion and a quickened intellectual me in the pursuit of some avocation outside of the routine work of the school room, Tho study of drawing, especially when it runs into out-door sketching, photography, the study of botany as well aa the pursuit of any.lino of study which may bring tho needed change and recreation from that ordinarily pursued, was the thought emphasised in this paper. In the discussion following almost all the ladies seemed heartily in sympathy with Miss Burnard's presentation of the subject, Mrs, Weld of Ne; vada, while not .objecting to it, spoke of her own methods as being somewhat different, When teaching history she reads history in broader and more comprehensive measure, if botany, she studies that in the same way, making 'hep reading tributary to her teaching of the particular subject in hand. A PHYSICAL CULTURE EXHIBITION. Miss Goodrell, who taught physical, culture at the last county institute, gajfiy; an exhibition at tho Savevy House recep,*. tion of which the Register says: • " Miss Anna Goodrell had brought b,er, ten east-side girls over from the lecture,' and they repeated theiv beautiful "bopp drill" in the rotunda of the Savery, Tfcf girls, guided us if magically by the b,an.ft of Miss Goodrellj performed with eaje, and grace a series of difficult maneu,* versr Miss Goodrell studied her pro.* fession of physical culture at Miss Mpr* gan's conservatory at Chioasro ana &t>'. Cbatauqua, N. Y. She was „ recipient of many compliments fop successful work- is During district u»< The best joke of Judge Lewis of the'' Septembev term court in OsUaloosa I am paying |he for covn, on, '