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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 13, 1891
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THE UPPER DBS MOINES! AMONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY,MAY 13,1891. The Upper Des Moines. BY INOHAM & WARREN. Terms of The Upper DCS Slolncs: thieeopy, «ne year fl.5( Onscopy, Blx months <' One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit hy draft, money order, express order or postal note at otir risk. ttift'Of advertising sent on application. THE J'VMAC SCHOOLS. President Harrison has touched upon a multiplicity of topics in a happy way 5n the course of his recent speeches, but at no time has ho said a more felicitous thing than he did in Texas when he .-praised the laws lately adopted there in behalf of public schools. The discriminating estimate of the chief m sion of the public school contained in tho following paragraph is worthy of consideration: "I nmfflad to know, and hove expressed toy satisfaction before, that, here in the state of Texas, you are giving attention to education; that you have been able to erect a school fund, the Interest of which promises a most magnificent endowment for your committee on schools. These schools are the pride and safety of your state. They gather into them upon a common level with iia, and I hope with you, tho children of the a-ich and poor. In the stuto in which I dwell everybody's children attend tho com- jnon schools. This lesson of equality, the •perfect system which has been developed »y this method of Instruction, is training a valued class of citizens to take up tho re- nponslbllltlcs of government when we shall Jay them down." However important tho more matter of book learning may be, very few will question tho propriety with which tho president puts tho emphasis upon tho "lessons of equality" taught in tho public schools. Nowhere as there do tho inheritors of democratic institutions Jit themselves to appreciate tho rights and equal privileges of all. Tho great training ground of rising generations of liberty lovers is around tho public school house. Without this common resort of tho children of tho land no •power could prevent caste, aristocracy, and dissension. Tho divisions grow , .marked, enough now when tho equality of tho public school life gradually fades into the wonderful inequality of social and business life. Whoever strikes a Wow at tho public school by demanding creeds to divide it, or by withdrawing IUB support and influence from it, .strikes a blow at republican principles, and paves the way for prejudices of belief, of caste, and of race which cannot fail to prevent successful co-operation under a free government. What tho Colt and Saxon are lo each other in Great Britain is what classes could easily become to each other in America -wore tho wonderfully liberalizing influ- • enco of free association on a common •plane, and under absolutely Impartial competition in the public school removed from tho children for one or two generations, In closing his address tho president truly and finely said of education and its correlatives: ".No material greatness, no wealth, no accumulation of splendor aro to bo compared with those humble and homely virtues which have generally characterized our American homes, tho safety of the state, tho good order of tho community. All that 1a good, tho capacity, indeed, to produce material wealth, is dependent upon intelligence and social order. Wealth and commerce aro timid creatures; they must bo assured that the risk will bo safe before they build. So it is always in these cotn- imunities where tho most perfect order is jmaintainod, where intelligence is protected, •whore tho church of God and tho institutions of religion aro revered and respected wo find tho largest development in material -wealth." [Applause.] Prof. M. B. Anderson of tho state •university lias boon offered tho chair of .literature in tho Lolund Stanford university at a salary of $il,'~W .a year. This is much more than Iowa pays him, and wo may lose one of tho best mien in this country. at has been a standing disgrace lo the stato that it has thus fur allowed all its leading oducators to leave on account of poor pay. 3>rof. W. G. Hammond and Prof. Uessoy iiro two notable examples. 3s it not about Mine to put our educational 111811111110118 on a par with the best! Tho Carroll Herald wiys: "It looks as if tho boys wore going to nnalco ' Abo STunk succeed himself in tho iioxt somite tfroni tho Spirit Lake district. No bettor anan lives in tho district." The Brooklyn Chronicle 'Hays: "If Bollivcr was a fugitive from 'justice ho would novor be captured througliiany nows- 3>apor pictures." It then says of tlto pict- turou in tho Now York papers: "Tho Sun lias a very good likeness of Editor T-kmgor- iord'Of tho Carroll Herald which It palms off for Dollivor; The Press' picture looks Siko Chester Turnoy; Tho Tribune's, Jim Weaver, and Tho Herald's, Senator Dodgo of Burlington, Tho World puts whiskers en his face whllo The Post completely .scalps hiui, leaving but a fringe about the l»ack of bis heart. Dollivor's face, howovor, ss wot the "principal part of his speeches." Tho republican state convention will ho hold ut Coilar Uapids July 1. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, Storm Diilio lias lot the conlriu't for water works tit $15,745. Stillborn Journal: Dr. Garlieltl of Algona wns in the city on Saturday ami Sunday, tho guest of Prof. W. L. Simpson. llutbvon Free Press: Mr. and Mrs. 3. 11. Phoenix attended the funeral of a •juieco at Algona on Tuesday of this week. Prof. W. II. Dlxsou acted as judge at •A declamatory contest at Spencer last week in which Spirit Lake contested with with Spenoor. Spencer won. Information has been received in penisou that Hon. J. Fred Meyers, senior editor of the Review ,hus boon appointed by the United States govern- A country, r. w. meyei», accompany him on the trip. Humboldt Independent: Charlie Quick of Algona made his father, Wm. Quick of this place, a couple of days' visit last week. He was out looking up a situation at his trade, a cigar maker. It is noticed at Rolfe that C. J. Dox- Bee, a brother of C. M. of Algona, has his new frame grocery house partly plastered, and expects to have it all finished so as to open up business in two weeks. Esthcrville Democrat: Miss Amy Hedrick of Algona is expected here Saturday to organize a music class. She is said to be an excellent teacher and musician and ought to succeed in getting up a large class. One of the largest buildings in the county is now under erection at Spirit Lake. It is to be 80x108 feet with an arched roof and will have a seating capacity for a large number of people. It will be used for the first time on memorial day. Blue Earth Post: J. B. Jones of Al- ;ona, Iowa, was in this section, Monay and Tuesday looking after his extensive land interests. He does not look a day older than he did 22 years igo when surveying swamp lands up in Emmet county, Iowa. Conner & Cowan were underbid on ho Estherville school house. Tho Vindicator says: Too bad the boys got left on bidding for the new school house contract here, but it is evident that ihoy. us well us tho Esthervillo boys, didn't stand in with the architects. The LoMars Sentinel says that a nother of that town effectually cured icr son of the cigarette habit by the " laying on of hands," tho left on tho jack of his neck and the right, armed with a slipper, where it would do tho most good. The cure is worth a trial. The Spencer Reporter says: E. C. Hughes, our former distinguished .ownsman, now of Seattle, Washington, arrived in Spencer, Saturday, on his way to Sioux City, where he has business in the federal courts. Mr. H. reports that his expectations thus fai tmve been fully realized on the Pacific coast. Hampton Recorder: DP. McCoy of Algona writes to a Dubuquo paper urging tho feasibility of extending the road from Belmond to Algona, in order to have connection with Dubuque by tho Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City. Dr. McCoy has fallen into a very c'ommor error in regard to the ownership anc control of the " Bolmond branch," as H is a part of the Iowa Central, and thai and tho C., St. P. & K. C. aro now riva roods. If tho Algona folks want to secure tho latter road they will have to tap it at Hampton, as this is the western terminus of the branch from Sum- nor. AT SAN PEANOISOO. I'rcsldcnt Harrison's Masterly Ad- ttroBB on Jjcavlng the Golden Onto. After a week's visit in California, In which San Francisco was a center o operations, tho presidential party was tendered a magnificent banquet on tho evening of final departure. In response to his toast President Harrison made tho following address, which is unsurpassed by any thus far made on the trip Mr. President and Gentlemen: Wlien the queon of Shoba visited tho courit o Solomon and saw its splendors, she was compelled to testify that the half hue not been told her. Undoubtedly tho omniisarics of Solomon's court, who hat penetrated to her distant territory, hat found themselves in a liko situation to that which attends Californians whei they travel east; they are afraid tor much to put to test tho credulity o their hearers, and, as a gentleman o your state said to mo, it has resulted ii a prevailing indisposition among Call fornions to tell tho truth out of Caliifor nia, (laughter and applause) not at al because Californiann aro unfriendly to tho truth, but simply out of compassioi for tho hearers. (Laughter,) They address themselves to a party of those who hoar them; and, taking warning bi tho futo of a man who told tho soveroigi of the Indies that ho had seen tho watei so solid that it could bo walked upon they do not carry their best stories away from homo. (Laughter.) It has been, much as I have heard o: California, a brilliant disillusion, am ID those w.ho have journeyed with me., half had not been told of the productiveness of your valleys of blossoming orchards ;uiid of gardens laden will; flowers. Wo have soon and been entranced, Our pathway has been strewn with llowefcs. Wo have boon surprised, when wo wore in tho region of tho orchards and roses, to bo suddenly pulled up ut the station and asked to address some remarks to a pyramid ol pig tin. {Laughter and applause. Tho products of tho mine, rare and exceptional, have boon added to tho products of tho Held, until tho impression has been made upon my mind that il any now want should bo developed in arts, possibly if any now want should bo developed in statesmanship, or any vacancies in ottiee, wo have a safe reservoir that can l>e drawn upon ad libi- tum. (Laughtor. awl applause.) But, my friends, «woetor than all the incense of llowors, rich or than all the products of the mine has boon the un- ilt'ootod, gracious, hearty kindness with which tho people of California have every where received us. Without division, without dissent, a, simple, yet laagnificont American welcome. It is ratifying 1 that it should bo so. We iy carry into our campaigns, to our conventions and congresses, discussions ami divisions, but how grand it is /hat wo are people who bow reverent- 'y to a decision when it is rou- ored, and who will follow tho Hag ihuiys, everywhere, with absolute do- •otion of heart, without asking what Mu-ty may have given tho loader in vhoso hands it is placed. (Enthusiastic .sheering.) I bolievo wo have come to a now •pooh as a nation. Thoro are opening XM'tuls before us inviting us to enter; opening portals to tradb, influence and irostigo, such as we have never seen joforo. (Groat applause.) Wo will )ursuo tho paths or peace; we aro not i warlike nation; all our instincts, all 3U1- history is in tho lines of peace; vith all the intolerable aggression, nly tho peril of our institutions or tho ag can thoroughly arouse us. (Great applause.) With capabilities for war on land and sea, unexcelled by any nation in the world, we are smitten with love of peace. Wo would promote the peace of this hemisphere by placing judiciously some large guns about the Golden Gate, (Great applause and enthusiastic cheering,) for saluting purposes, (Laughter and cheers,) and yet they should be of the best modern type. We should have on sea some good vessels; we don't need as great a navy as some other people, but we do need a sufficient navy of first-class ships, simply to make sure that the peace of this hemisphere is preserved; simply that wo way not leave great marts and harbors of commerce, and our few citizens who may be domiciled there, to feel lonesome for the sight of tho American flag. (Cheers.) Wo are making fine progress in the construction of a navy. The best English constructors have testified to the completeness and per- fectness of some of our latest ships. It is a source of gratification to me thai here in San Francisco, the energy, enterprise, and courage of some of your citizens have constructed a plant capable of building the best modern ships. (Cries of "good, good.'") I saw with great delight the magnificent launch o: one of these vessels. I hope that you may so enlarge your capacities for construction that it will not be necessary to send any naval vessels around the Horn. (Cheers.) We want merchant ships. (Cheers., I believe we have come to a time when wo should choose whether we will continue to bo non-participants in the com' merce of the world, or will' now vigor ously, with the push and energy which our people have shown in other lines o enterprise, claim our share of the world's commerce. I will not enter into the discussion of the methods of which the postal bill of the last congress marks the beginning. Here, in California where, for so long a time a postal ser vice that did not pay its own way was maintained by tho government; where for years tho government has main tuined main lines into your valleys reaching out into every remote com munity, and paying out yearly a hun dred times the revenue that was derivec from them, it ought not to be difficult to persuade you that our ocean mai should not longer be the only service for which we refuse to expend even the revenues derived. It is my belief tha' under tho operation of the law to which! have referred we shall be able to stimu late ship building; to secure some new lines' of American steamships, and tc increase the ports of all of those now established. (Enthusiastic cheering. It will be my effort to do what may b< done under the powers lodged in me bj law, to open and increase trade witl the countries of Central and South America. I hope it may not be long I know it will not be long, if we bu unitedly pursue this great scheme un til we can take a sail in the bay of San Francisco and see some deep water shi] come in bearing our own flag. (Enthu siastic and continued cheering.) Dur ing our excursion, the other day, I sa\ three great vessels come in. One car rled the Hawaiian and two the Eng-lisl flag. I nm ii thorough believer in the con struction of the Nicaragua canal (Cheers.) You have pleased me s< much that I would liko shorter com munication between my state and yours (Cheers.) Influences and operation are now started that will complete, '. am sure, this stately enterprise. But my fellow citizens, this is the fifth timi this day that I have talked to gather ings of California friends, and we havt so much taxed the hospitality of San Francisco (Cries of "No! No!' 5 ) in male ing our arrangements to make this citj the center of a whole week's sight see ing, that I don't want to add to your •other burdens the inflicting of longe speeches. (Cries of "Go on.") High loyally have you welcomed us with al that is rich and prodigal in provision and display, and with all graciousnes and friendliness. I leave my hear with you when I go. (Grout and pro longed cheering.) AIT APRIL JOKE. The Story of T. Parley's IS5,O(M) Boy Bogus—Notes Prom California. Our old friend C. P. Borland breaks u long silence to correct a few wrong im pressions of the west. The State Reg ister has been saying that Iowa soi beats tho slope, and that don't go witl the'Orange planters. He writes: I will have to get down my pen anc rub the rust otT and communicate with the dear people of Kossuth if I see them imposed upon continually as I have o late. As for example, tho article from the Des Moines Register in the papoi I mail you today and then that othei open, glaring fraud of Earley's. Oh how bo did take you in, and yot printed it full life-sized, about that nev boy at his house on tho 1st of April Of course you would novor suspect that a man of Tom's sobriety would joke about such matters, and that is tho only reason by which I can account foi tho fact of his having deceived you but April jokes aro considered legitl mate on all hands, California is still alive, Los Angeles is vigorously progressing and your humble servant is still doing business at the old stand, except whew ho is looking after one of the finest young orange and lemon orchards in all this land. Just saw McLaren on the street. Ho is still at Alhambraand is doing well and seems contented. Teachers' Association. Tho following is the programme foi tho teachers' association to be hold at tho school bouse' in Wesley Saturday. May, 28, 10:30 a. m.: Music, Jennie Pettibone; How can wo secure more thorough instruction in tho common branches? Mrs. Joe Cos- rove; What should be tho teacher's object in hearing a class recite? Mrs. Win. Colby; Tho study of current events in the school room, A. A. Slfert: Reading Circle work, H. A. Bancroft; general discussion, tho sythotie method )f reading. Wo hope every teacher in Wesley uid adjoining townships will attend this mooting. BERTHA CAREY. County Superintendent. Stato Crop Kojiort. DES MOINES, May 0.—There was an vvorago deficiency of about an inch in ,he seasonable rainfall. This with the ow temperature temporarily checked ho heretofore rapid growth of vegeta- iou, but no permanent injury has yet •osultod 'to any liold crop. Cousidei-- iblo progress has been made in corn hunting, and tho bulk of it will be ompletod before the 15th. Early plant- el corn is well sprouted. THE NEWS. Assistant Secretary Andrews of the state board of health has prepared an interesting table of the number of cases of insanity within the state and the .alarming growth of the malady, especially among the people living in the rural districts. In July, 1889, there were at Mt. Pleasant 438 males and 836 females, a total of 764. At Inde. pendence there were 390 males and 370 females, a total of 760. At this time the Clarinda hospital was not open. Up to March 3rd, -1890, there were at Independ ence 439 males, 383 females; a total of 823. At Mt. Pleasant there were 350 males, 448 females; a total of 798; while at Clarinda there were 307 males. This gives a grand total of 1,525 for 1889, with 1,940 for 1890, which is an alarming increase. Dr. Andrews says the increase is larger in the rural districts, among farmers, and espec ially so among their wives and daughters. He is unable to account for it unless it is that the humdrum, hard-working, pleasure- ignoring lives, they lead is to blame. The Iowa State Sportsmans' association will hold a state contest on May 19, 20 and 21 in Des Moines, the programme comprising fourteen shoots. Tho Ruthven Free Press observes, " thai remarkable instinct of dumb animals is often brought very forcibly to our notice An instance of this kind occurred only a few days since under our very eyes. A gentleman cow which was being transport- by the C. M. & St. P. railway to the bleak praires of Dakota, when it viewed the rich and fertile valleys in and about Ruthven suddenly awoke to a realization of what 11 was leaving behind, and determined to lo cate here or die in the attempt. It sprang from tho car window, but, alas for its 'bright hopes and prospects blasted,' th< ropo was fastened at the other end to tho car, and its ' break for liberty' resulted in its sudden and violent death. While wi extend our sympathy to the relatives of thi deceased, it is far better that he should dii thus in the land of peace and plenty, than that he should starve in the'land of tb Dakotas.'" ^^^^^ The Spirit Lake regatta comes July 14 15. Medals costing $500 are offered. Tho 100th aniversary of the birth of Mrs Jennette Chisholm was celebrated at th home of her granddaughter, Mrs. William Allen, near Keokuk tho other day. Th venerable lady was born in Iverness, Scotland, in 1891. When 13 years old she cam to Baltimore, the ocean voyage lasting 1 weeks. From Baltimore she made the trip to Pittsburg by ox team, there being ni railroads in those days. In 1860 she cami to Iowa, where she has since resided Eighty-two years ago she was married and of the union was born four children all of whom are dead. Aside from grand children the only surviving member o her immediate family is a sister living in Ohio. She is still halo and hearty an attends to her own room. Among lie articles of furniture is her bridal bed, whic' she still uses. . An independent state convention is calle at Des Moines for June 3. The call invite all to attend who favor thii'd party action this year. Congressman Dolliver in New York sai> Gov. Boies can't carry his state this fall When asked how republicans were going t help themselves the Iowa orator said "Tho republicans will nominate a gooc maw, a farmer, I think, and the full repub lican vote will elect him. We were defeat ed before by stay-at-honie voters. I sup pose of the stay-at-homo contingent fullj three-fourths were republicans'! But wit' a good candidate and a little enthusiasm t bring out votes I thing Gov. Boies will hav a quietus put upon his aspirations for th vice presidency or presidency. Iowa is republican state, and tho democrats ar simply grabbing at rainbows when thej think they can carry it." Negotiations have been completed b. twcen Marshalltown citizens and eastern capitalists for the immediate erection of th largest beet sugar factory in the Unitet States. Capacity, 400 tons daily, capital ized for $550,000, of which Marshalltowi subscribes part and donates 40 acres of land Seed and farming machinery were ordered last week. Plans and specifications foi buildings aro completed and work is to be gin at once. Gov. Boies at New York and Gov. Boies at Council Bluifs were different men, A tho latter place ho said of Iowa; Young ii years as our state is, for a period of at leas 20 of those of its existence, it has stood a tho very head of commonwealth of UUL union as an agricultural state, Year aftei year it has outstripped all others in the pro duction of corn, tho most valuable of al crops raised in this latitude, while each of tho other cereals essential to the welfare of man has flourished in abundance upon our farms. In all her history she hasnevei known even a partial failure of agricultur al crops as a whole, neither seasons of ex cossivo rain uor.those of unceasing drouth have been sufficient to rob her soil of its wonderful fertility or deprive her people ol sufficient of its products or supply everj reasonable want. During 1889 wo sent to eastern and foreign-markets, over only four of our leading railroads, more than 23,000, 000 bushels of corn, 8,000,000 bushels o'f wheat, 31,000,000 bushels of oats, 3,000,000 jushols of flax seed, 5,000,000 bushels of barley, besides largo quantities of other products of the farms, and during tho same year wo we sent to market over tho same roads nearly 500,000 head of fat cattle and .,750,000 of hogs. Hon. L. S. Coffin is sending out a circular o all the railway officials and directors in ho United States urging uniformity in tho afety couplers to be adopted. Systems ontrolliug over 50 per cent, of all tho rail- oad mileage in tho United States have Iready adopted tho typo of coupler recommended by tho Master Carbuilders Associa- ion and it is inevitable that the other 50 or cent, will follow this example. GASOLENE only 93c a gallon at the Big- Bargain store, and the best oil 9ic gallon. Patterson Bros, are the boys. This week we are to receive . . . t A shipment of ladies' and children's untrimmed hats; the lot will be sold at 250 each. We never saw them, but the manufacturer writes me they are a good lot and are worth double what he asked for them. You will want a new one for decoration day, which will soon be here. Now come in the last of this week and get one. YOU know the REP. we have on these goods, and you can depend on it we are going to maintain it. In a few days we will have a big drive in fine muslin underwear. We will place them on sale about the 25th. Every garment will be a bargain and fully 25 per cent less than they are worth. Umbrellas, Fans, Silk Gloves, Silk Mitts, Windsor Ties, Laces, Hosiery—by far the best line in the city. Call soon. Yours for bargains, T-A.S. Can't Sell Oil Cheap! But we will sell groceries cheaper than any other firm in Algona dare sell them. Fancy Patent Flour, per sack, Choice Patent Flour, per sack, Straight Patent Flour, per sack, 20 pounds good Raisins for 2 pound Canned Corn, only 2 pound Blackberries, only - 3 pound Standard Tomato, only 3 pound Standard Apples, only Good Smoking Tobacco, per pound, Picnic Hams, per pound, only, 20 pounds Fine G-ranulated Sugar 21 pounds Standard A Sugar for 22 pounds Extra C Sugar for 6 pounds good Butter Crackers for Fancy Honey Syrup, per gallon, Everything else in proportion. - $1.45 - 1.40 - 1.20 - 1.00 .10 .10 .10 .10 .12 .08 for 1.00 - 1.00 - 1.00 25 30 W. F. CARTER. Money at Low Rates. - S. S. SESSIONS succeeds me as solicitor for the NEW ENGLAND LOAN & TRUST COMPANY, and I request all my old friends, as well as others wanting FARM LOANS, to call on him at his office, over Chrischilles* store, Algona, la. T. Election is Over! So is Nigh Prices for Stoves! I have a-full line of Cooks and Heaters, among which is The Famous Round Oak, Standing at the head of the sort coal v> = . ^ri shall meet all competition, Take one! Gr, M. Z. (MOVE. JOHN GROVE, Livery, Feed, and Boarding Stable. W*»sf. nf 'PVl/M«lnn-+rtii TT«.,,„.. West of Thoringtou House. Farm Loans. M. Z. GROVE, Manager. I can now make loans on improved lands, from one to ten years time, .and give the borrower the privilege of . j£*£*J^ ole loan or any part thereof in even $100 at and no second mortgage or coupons taken This ni f e> ^' s * s Iowa, money,' rower to reduce his mortgage at any time and save the inL^n^ 1OaU WU1 6ntlble the boj> furnished at once on perfect title. Call on oraddress * mOUUt Pala> Money H. HOXIE, Algona, Iowa. 1UUI on Farm Prowty. cf r*o 4-^o f^*i *3 i* * At lowest rates and optional payments. Interest payable at our office. If you want a loan, call on us. We an save you money. JONES 4 SM8TH.

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