The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 8, 1892 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 8, 1892
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T THE UPPER DE8 MOtNESi ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JtJNJE 8, 1802. '4 AftR( VAL AND DEPARTURE OF TRAINS. CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE A 8*. PAUL. a.— East—Pass.— ..6:02 a in No. 2 10:24 a m . .4:37piri No. 4 9:30 pro Freight— 7:15 a in No. 8 11:55 pin ,il:45ftmNo. 14 2:30pm . 8:l7pmNo. 10 I2:15am Sfc NO. 6 CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN. Vnrth— vi*Ad South— . 8:18 a in Pass ....... 2:33pm . 3:31 pm Mixed ....... 6:07 pin viviirht ...- 10:00 am Freight ..... 10:00 am T>ftq« arrives at Chicago at 7 am; arrives at DM Molnes atB-.lSpm. Lv. DesM.2-.30 am. THE CITY. Hear the Tennesseans. The public schools close Friday. Jas. C. Taylor post meets this evening. J. A. Hamilton* Co.'B advertisement Is new. Peter Winkel is putting a stone wall under his business building. The Good Templars will meet hereafter on Friday evenings in the Grange ball. Henry Smith is at work for F. K Foster, and will become a knight of the razor. Jas. Taylor calls attention to his jackets and capes, of which he him an elegant line. , Such heat as was reflected by Old Sol's rays last Sunday is calculated to make the corn grow like a Blaine boom. You must not think o_f missing theon- tertainment by the jubilee singers. They will be here tomorrow evening. Regular meeting of W. C. T. U. at Beading room on Kfldny afternoon at 3 o'clock. A full at/tendance is desired. Regular meeting of Prudence lodge Thursday evening, June 9. It is desired that there be a full attendance to arrange for St. John's day celebration. The Isaak Waltons are getting their .•share of the sport these days, and numerous fine strings of fish attest the fact that not all fishermen have bad luck. The Northwestern company are putting a new iron bridge on their line over the Milwaukee track, the old wooden one having seen its best days. Paul Luchsinger and Aletha Starr were married on Monday at the county clerk's office by Justice Thompson. Both are Humboldt county residents. Galbaith has made sundry improvements in the basement of his block, among which is a stairway leading down from the front way. It will add much to the value of the basement for business purposes. Who says Alpona's workmen are riot known throughout the length and breadth of the land? Mr. Tellier is manufacturing a pair of shoes 'which, when completed, will be shipped to Spokane Falls, Wash. The county board has been in session since Monday morning. There is a good deal of business on hand for their consideration, and they will probably not adjourn before this evening. Proceedings will be published next week. The Western Union Telegraph company furnishes free telegraph sevice to the country during the convention, and bulletins were displayed from the local office yesterday, and will be again this afternoon and until the close of the convention. Sid. Cotterell has been doing some artistic work on the office of Lund & Byan, both inside and out. The latest is some sign writing on the east side, and none need mistake the office of these real estate hustlers if they have their eyes about them. J. R. Thornton has joined forces with H. J. Resseguie in the wagon making business, and his friends will find him there in future. He is obliged to leave the farm on account of his rheumatic troubles, which have caused < him more or less annoyance for some time past. Many of our citizens have lately been indulging in the delightful pastime of pumping the water out of their cellars. Those basements not well drained have been found to contain water to a depth of anywhere from two inches to two feet. This comes from a very wet season. L. 0. Lindsay wants us to say for him that ho will pay no bills contracted by anybody in his name, without an order written and signed by his own hand. He says some bills have been charged to his account which should have been paid by other parties, and he wants no common error made in future, J, W. Robinson wants the public to know more about the New Process gasoline stove, which he is handling this season, and so he advertises it this week, W. L. Joslyn and Julius Peth are prepared to sell you a farm or do any other real estate business. See their card in this issue, In conversation with J. C. Frank he tells us that he is now looking for a business location, and it may bo that he will return to Algona. He also says that his leaving here was a source of much regret to him. We should be pleased to welcome him back to the business circles of our thrifty and hustling town. This paper's advice with reference to the extermination of the pesky dandelions is already bearing fruit, notwithstanding Bro, Bailey thought we were joking. Matt. Holtzbauer has been busy for two or three days digging them out of the court house lawn, and all , : will agree that the grounds present a inuch finer appearance to pay for it. Somebody laid violent hands on a garden rake, the property of Marsh Stephens, which was left on his farm across the river. He says he wants it brought back instanter, or the fishing will cease on his ground. 'He told us to say'Jais and he would stand to our back, so if anybody has anything to complain about they can jump on to Cpleman Chubb, in talking about California, said he did not think much oi it on general principles, though it was a nice place to spend the winter. One great trouble that he noticed was the bad water found almost all over the state. f 10 thought the people out there were justlfled in drinking wine, or even some- fling alittle stronger, rather thanpun- «n their stomachs with the wretched stuff they call water. Miss Benha Carey is back from Des Momes. where she has been stopping for several weeks past. Interviewed on the subject of her proposed business venture In Algona she said that this paper was practically correct in Its statement that she would put in a stock of goods, but that owing to the delay in getting a building she would hardly get started before next September. Judge Carr came over last Friday to finish up the term of court, but as it was inconvenient for the parties and attorneys to be In attendance, he wrote up the docket as far as possible, and set June 28 as the time when he would be here again to complete the work, in the case of Nicoulln against Swet- tlnghe entered a judgment for the plaintiff. This was a case which be heard during the early part of the May term and took under advisement. Ground was broken for the new opera house last Saturday. The first work that Mr. Call will do will be to put in drain tile to connect the basement with the sewer which runs in front of the property. Then if for any reason water s;ets into the basement it will run off by the sewer, nnd there will be no trouble from water during the progress of the work, or at any other time for that matter. It is the proper thing to do, und Mr. Call is beginning his work in the only correct way. The need of water-tight buildings is fairly illustrated by the condition in which the sills and joists were found In the building recently torn down by A. D. Clarke. For J5 or 20 feet on the ast side the sills were badly rotted away, and the ends of several of the joists did not touch the sillsatall. This came as a result of the water getting in about the windows and running down through the floor. Of course there was no chance for it to dry out, and rotten timbers only could be the consequence. M. Stevens owns a couple of hundred ncres of land just across the river from the_water mill, and has lately been devoting some of his time to its care and improvement. Last Saturday,'whileat work there, a couple of stray • bullets came whizzing in close proximity to him and his man, evidently fired at random by some reckless boys who were shooting down on the river bottom. Marsh was a mark for southern bullets during four years' service and they didn't hit him, but he thinks that no reason why people should be shooting toward him in these piping times of peace, and very naturally be kicks against the plan. He also says he isn't a candidate for any office this fall, so no one need try to kill him off on that score. A little commotion was caused Saturday morning when Bro. Hinchon's trotting horse was found grazing on the school house lawn, apparently as much at home as though he belonged there. A report is current to the effect that, attached to the horse wns a long rope, lit the other end of which was a small boy whose business there was to see that the horse didn't run away with the rope. But we don't know absolutely about this part of the story. Street rumor is more or less unreliable, as everybody knows, and by no means safe to depend upon. At any rate the city marshal did not arrive until the horse had been removed to pastures not so green, and Bro. Hinchon was spared the humiliation of getting it out of the pound. If anyone wants to see what can be done in the way of manufacturing artistic horse shoes they should drop in at the shop of J. St. John. The reporter looked in on " Jack" last Saturday, and while there had the pleasure of inspecting his two cases of sample shoes, all made by his own hand. The two cases ontain an even 40 shoes, and out of the entire lot there are no two alike. They represent all sorts, sizes, and shapes, md give splendid evidence of his skill that line. He makes a specialty of shoeing, and his reputation for shoeing road and race horses is second to none my where. We suggested the idea of tiis sending his samples to the state 'air, and he may do so. If he does it may be safely asserted that there will be nothing of the kind to equal them on the grounds. Bro. Platt was up from LuVerne Saturday evening. Somehow he seemed lacking that cheerful and animated disposition that usually characterizes his every-day life. Something had gone wrong. 'His "harp was out of tune." That bright smile that haunts us for a week or ten days after his departure was not there. It was so unlike our good brother from the south end that we were almost at a loss to recognize our whilom fighter for the cause of reform. But the necessary explanation that followed disclosed the fact that his jaw was out of order. What a calamity! For Platt to be unable to properly work his jaw for an indefinite period would be akin to extermination itself! The fate of the Great Weekly under such circumstances would be something fearful to contemplate. At last we divined the true situation, and under our kindly guidance and protective care he was piloted to the nearest " tooth carpenter," where the offending molar was made to succumb to the gentle touch that only the dentist is capable of administering. It was a plain case of toothache. We saw him later and Richard was himself again," ready to do battle with David or any other man. The News will be issued as usual next week. Farewell Service. The Baptists design to have a farewell service at the old house next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. In addition, to what the pastor may say, W. F. Hofius, P. T. Ferguson, M. C. Bailey; Z. C, Andrus, Dr. J. R. Armstrong, S. S. Rist, and Deacon Pine, with some of the sisters, will address the meeting. It will be the last opportunity to express our thanks to God in the old house in church capacity, as the pastor expects to be absent in Chicago for the following two ~ " " '" come. Sundays. Everybody Electrical Apparatus, Mr. Gray of Fort Dodge has a fine line of electrical apparatus on display at Bowyer's jewelry store. It includes doorbells, burglar alarms, etc., and will be found of great convenience to those who desire to add anything of the eort to their residences. Call and see them. E G BOWYEB, jeweler and optician, will'be in Burt on Wednesday, June lo, with a full line of optical goods. Eyes tested free of charge. StfiTMY SCHOOL OOfltEiff JOff. Most Successful Meeting of the Kind Yet Held—Resume of the Important Subjects Dlscussed-Tlie Question Box. The annual meeting of Kossuth County Sunday School association was held at the Congregational church last Saturday and Sunday, and in point of attendance and interest it was the most successful convention of that character yet held in the county. On Saturday night Jos. W. Hays, in a short .address, welcomed the convention to the'City, to which Ernest Bacon of Burt responded. Dr. Jas. Barr delivered the annual address of the president, showing what the officers had attempted to accomplish the past year and recommending plans for the coming year's Work. Sunday morning was spent in visiting the city Sabbath schools, after which the convention assembled, all churches suspending services and uniting in the exercises. The meeting was put in the hands of the pastors, arid .Rev, Davidson discussed "The Duty of the Adult Christian Toward the Sunday School." He would divide this duty into three parts. First, support; 'second, attendance; third, instruction. He would have the church support the Sunday school and appropriate every penny brought in by the children to establish schools and maintain the weaker ones—it should be as much of a duty for the Christian to attend Sunday school as church—death should be his only excuse for absence. Every adult christiim should go to the school pro- pared to teach a class. Rev. Dorward discussed " The Relation of the Sunday School to the Entire Community." He said he was glad to see the school teacher, the county superintendent and the business man present, for they all hud an interest in the school. He would have more work done to get those children in the school who do not attend. He would have more missionary work done at home, more actual work and less society work. The meeting adjourned for dinner and assembled again at 2 o'clock. After a song and praise service Mrs. Putsch read an interesting paper on " Primary Work in the Sunday School."' She would have the primary class separated from the rest of the school, if possible, and would have special primary songs, and make a great deal of music in the class. The paper brought forth an animated discussion on the methods of teaching the school. B. F. Reed would make agreat deal of music in the school, and have but one teacher for the entire nchool. It did not make so much difference what or how the children were taught, if they Were in the atmosphere of the Sunday school. Mr. Reed stood alone in his opinions, for the idea prevailed that the best way to teach the school is to divide it into graded classes, with a teacher for each class, with music and general exercises for the whole school. A thunder storm broke up the meeting before it could be determined "How to Secure Substitute Teachers." In the evening an excellent paper prepared by Miss Tillie Cramer was read by Miss Lillian Decker, entitled "Through the Awakening of the Higher Life is a Child Best Educated." It should have been heard to be appreciated, and we regret that we have not space to publish it. Many complimentary remarks were heard, both respecting the paper and the excellent manner in which it was presented to the association. The question box revealed some very interesting questions which were ably answered by Revs. Davidson and Dorward. Some of these questions will bear repeating here. How Can we Induce our Children to Reverence the Bible? Answer. Reverence the bible yourself. What Do You Consider the Most Effective Way of Securing Regular Attendance at Sunday School? Answer. Make your school interesting. Let parents see that their children are sent to the school. Would You Let an Unconverted Person Teach a Class? Answer. Yes and No. Yes, if you can not get anyone else. The secretory read the reports from 15 schools in the county. About 25 others had not sent in their reports, Two conventions were held during the year aside from the annual meeting, and more are expected to be held the coming year. The committee on nomination of officers reported as follows: President, Jas. Barr; secretory and treasurer, C. M. Doxsee; vice president, Buffalo, Mrs. E. B. Eddy; Burt, Geo. E. Marble; Wesley, Fred. Anderson; Lu Verne, W. L. Niver; Ledyard, J. Kendall; Whit- tomore, Mrs. A. H. Hotelling; Irvington, J. T. Loyd; Fenton, W. D. Moulton; Bancroft, H. N. Renfrew; Cresco, Mrs. Rawson; Seneca, J. B. Carr; Swea, Mrs, R, E. Jeanson; Ramsay, Dr. L. A. Howe. Delegates to state convention, Mrs. L. M. Horton and Jas. Chapin. Among the delegates from out of town we noticed H. N. Renfrew of Bancroft, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bacon and Mrs. Stow of Burt, Mrs. Heal of Wesley, and Mrs. Rawson of Cresco. Two more delegates would have. attended from Bancroft but the train was on time and they were women. THE TEAOHEBS' MEETING, Not I-iarge in Numbers, but It Was Enthusiastic. The teachers met last Saturday pursuant to the call for consideration of the topics of the programme published a few weeks ago, Owing to many unfavorable conditions the attendance was not as large as it otherwise would have been, but what the convention lacked in numbers it made up in enthusiasm. Many of the papers read called forth a prolonged discussion in which a majority of those present participated.- Early in the session Miss Sims of Irving-ton read an excellent fcaper entitled " the first day of school." She would give small children work immediately and then proceed to classify the older ones. She pointed out the consequences that were sure to follow by allowing slack discipline during the first few days of school. The topic assigned to J. F. Dpderer of Bancroft— which should, be taught first, the why or the how in teaching arithmetic- caused a warm debate which called out the personal experience of many of the teachers, Jt wns evident that both methods had their warm supporters present. Prof. Dixson believed he could secure the best results by teaching the rule first and tben proceed to discover the reasons from which the rule was deduced. Supt. Reed believed the reverse to be true, claiming that it gave pupils more independence by causing them to discover the reasons first. Mrs. Horton agreed with the latter except in such studies as cube root and the progressions, where she would teach the rule first. The reading of Mr. Sifert's paper on the classification of schools elicited the usual perplexing questions—how can the number of classes during the day be reduced? How can pupils be classified when absent half of the time? How can uniform attendance be secured? What can a teacher do when pupils come with books beyond their comprehension? Who has the power to dictate what the pupil shall study? Perhaps one of the most valuable discussions of the session arose from a question asked—what is the best way to proceed when you find on beginning your schools that your pupils do not understand the subjects over which they have previously passed? "Turn them back at once and begin a rigid review," said one teacher. "I wouldn't do it," said^mother, "for if you do_ they will be discouraged and weeks will pass before you can see that they are learning anything. The best way to do is to let them take very short lessons in a general review, and in this way nodiscour- agement will follow." "In my opinion there is a better way than either," said a third voice, " do not turn back till necessity demands it and when once back to an elementary principle stay there till that subject is mastered arid then go on till you have to refer to something else again." Prof. Carlton gave the teachers a treat when dealing with his subject—percentage. His rapid execution of the work on the board, his methodical arrangement, and his evident comprehension of the subject enabled him to capture the convention from the start. It was left for Prof. Dixson to handle alligation alternate—the most difficult subject on the programme. It was clear that many of those present regarded it as a cut and try subject and not susceptible of straight analysis, but the professor chose some of the hardest examples found in the higher arithmetic and waded through them in his usual deliberate manner, much to the delight and satisfaction of his audience. "The Teacher's Preparation," read by Prof. Chaffee, closed the exercises of the session. He made an earnest appeal to the teachers to not rest satisfied with an ordinary education, but to pursue the avenues of knowledge till they were conscious that they were true teachers. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Mr. Hays is in Minneapolis. E. G. Bowyer is being visited by a nephew from Fort Dodge, Mr. Gray. W. G. Henry rnd Barney Kelley of Eminetsbiirg were Algona visitors last Friday. " Kirk, the miner," many years ago a familiar figure in Algona, was in town last week. Henry Dnrant started for Chicago on Monday. He takes in a big shoot there this week. Mrs. W. B. Quarton went on E.riday last to Redwood Falls, Minn., for a visit of some days. Misses Mary and Jessie Smith are home from Minneapolis to remain during the summer vacation. F. M. Taylor went to Dubuque Sunday evening, where he attends the Masonic grand lodge as a delegate. Mrs. Seeley, formerly Miss Mamie Hedrick, is visiting at the paternal mansion. Mr. Seeley spent Sunday here. Mrs. M. Stephens and son ICarl went to St. Paul last Friday for visiting purposes. Mrs. Stephens has a sister there. J. L. Edmonds went to Fort Dodge yesterday as a federal juror. Will. Goodrich is on the grand jury, and went at the same time. V. H. Stough and family and Mrs. Brad. Means returned to Minneapolis last Friday, after an extended visit with relatives here. Mike Winkel is home for a visit of two or three weeks. He is agent on the Northwestern at Galva, and has secured a short vacation. T. H, Conner and J. M. Cowan went north Monday morning. They had business in St. Paul, and of course will take in the convention too. Judge Weaver was over from Sioux City a couple of days last week, chiefly on business. His many old-time friends were pleased to meet him. Mrs. John Grove went to Anamosa last week for a two weeks' visit. Her sister, Mrs. Clarke, who had been visiting here, accompanied her. Chas, Palmer came in yesterday from Houston, Texas, where he has been engaged in railroad work for a couple of years. He says he may remain with us. A. J, Robison and wife were over from Britt to spend Sunday with friends in Algona,, Andy is prospering in his new location, and all will be pleased to know this is so. J. C. Frank come up Monday morning from Waterloo, He had some business matters to attend to, but combined business with pleasure and shook hands with his many friends. Postmaster Starr returned yesterday from Minneapolis. He said he could tell no more about the situation there than he could here, though it looked favorable for Harrison. W. J. Harding of the Elmore Eye dropped in upon us for a few moments last Thursday. He reports a good business at his town, and there is no question but what the Eye sees about all that is going on—it is a good paper. A. D. Clarke went to Minneapolis Monday on the Northwestern. At the depot he found J. C. Heckart and wife also on their way to the convention city, so he sent word to Mrs. Clarke to come on the Milwaukee, and she went at 10:80. Among those who took advantage of the cheap railroad rates to take Minneapolis and St. Pau^ du.rln convention time were A, A. and wife, 8, Benjamin, and Mrs, E. p ( We Have Removed \ to the rink on State street with our stock of Buggies, Implements, and carry a full line. Come and see us, We Pay Freight and throw in a chromo besides. Bradley & Nicoulin. QUICK MEAL" Gasoline Stove. „ Sherwin-Williams paint, White lead, and oil. Fence wire, Builder's Hardware, Steel Roofing, Pumps, etc., etc. My prices will meet all honest competition. Work fully guaranteed. H. J. WINKIE. Summer and Silk Mits, Kid Gloves, Neck Wear, Muslin Underwear, Jersey Ribbed Vests, Dress Trimmings, Fast Black Hose, Ladies' Untrimmed - Hats, Children's Untrimmed Hats,, Silk Umbrellas. Special sale of Handkerchiefs all the week. Jas. Taylor. Don't fail to see the Reliable Process Gasoline Stove. The Original New Process. Remember the Baker Barbed Wire is the lightest and strongest wire made. Why, because this firm draw their own wire rods from the best of Bessemer steel. Because it takes 30 barbes to weigh an ounce. Remember, too, that I handle the Heath and Mlllegan ready mixed paints. They are warranted to spread as much surface and last as long as any paints in use. Please call and get prices on hardware. I will meet any honorable competition, j. . Hi. ZFletli, DEALERS IN REAL ESTATE, lo-v^a. Do you want to sell your farm 1 } If so, list it with us at once, we can find you a buyer. Money loaned on Real ISstate on long time and at low rate of interest. Agents for Dubuque Fire and Marine Insurance company. Office over Qalbraith's store. went last Friday, Those who went Monday were E. V. and Mrs. Swetting, C. C. Chubb, O, L. Foss, S. S. Sessions, W. L. Joslyn, and B. W. Haggard. Dollar Sociable. Our dollar sociable was a (Treat success, $30 being taken in, und the experimental part was very enjoyable. The young people huvo great reason to be encouraged. W. H. DORWARD. Cheap liittou on the Milwaukee. For the independent party national convention to be hold at Omaha, July 4, excursion tickets will be sold at one faro for the round trip. For the supremo lodge, A. O. U. W., which meets at Helena, Mont., June 15, a rate of $44.25 will bo in effect from Algona. A special train will leave Algona May 28, ut 0:40 a. m., returning will leave Clear Lake at 6 p, in. Fare, adults, $1; children, 60 cents, for the round trip. ., Chat) THE ALGONA SUPPLY HOUSE Will furnish you anything in the line of CREAMERY:: SUPPLIES, Prices guaranteed. Send your orders when in need of anything, and they will be attended to promptly. S. IB. USED. DR. L. A. SHEETZ, Drugs and Medicines. Full assortment always on hand of drugs, med- cluea, and pure liquors for medicinal purposes only. Bootes a.xxcl Stationary. Do You Want a Well ? We do all kinds of well work, such as bajjwqrtcj (tWwWiRS W rail-

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