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THE TOPEE BJES MOtOTS: IOWA, MAY 20, 1891, •HIM The Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. Terms of The Upper Den ifolnes: One copy, one year $1.5' One copy, six months. 7> One copy, three months 4' Sent to any address nt above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order orpostal note at our risk. Kates of advertising sent on application. PJIKSIDIGNT ItAIMUSON'S THIP The southern and western tour of the presidential party closed lust Friday The train, after covering 10,000 miles arrived at Washington at the minuto scheduled. President Harrison, before the arrival called nil who had accom paniod him to the observation car ani after remarking that ho had made 13i speeches and wanted to make it an oven 140, thanked them all, remembering the employes in a substantial manner. In the entire trip no mishap delayer thorn and they arrived and loft oxactli on time. The cost of the journey is said to have been $20,000, which Pros! dent Harrison himself pays in full. In many ways this trip is memorable It has been an introduction to the president. Whatever may have boor known of his abilities at Washington the general public has known little o him, and that little was scarcely to his credit. Ho 1ms been considered a smal man, of contracted views, and has been mercilessly caricatured as the bonoflci ary of his grandfather's name and ropu tatlon. To all this there has boon but little answer. It now begins to grow public, however, that this has boon duo to his independence in making his appointments. Ho has refused to conciliate political support by dealing out ofllcos. Ho has counseled with himself in selecting his advisors, and steadily and effectively supported the civil service commision, enlarged the scope of its authority, and discouraged the spoils advocates. Except in the small poslolllcos there have boon no wholesale removals, tind even there there was a sudden change. In all this ho has necessarily caused a chilly atmosphere Jor place seekers at Washington, and they have communicated the chill without explaining the cause, and the public has come to look upon the chiel magistrate as ungrateful and an accident. If this trip has done nothing olso it lias removed these impressions. No man can bo broad, liberal and genial for the occasion and not bo detected. No man can make 140 oxtomporanious speeches on u multitude of topics, addressed to widely varying audiences and oftimos in extreme weariness, and conceal successfully a mean spirit, 01 cold and unsympathetic nature. No man will hereafter claim that President Harrison is not a statesman, a man ol great strength of mind, a speaker ol rare talent, anil a chief executive ol dignity. Many will differ with him in policies, but no ouo will say sincerely that his ability is beneath the demands of his office, or that ho fails to 1111 with credit the chair of Lincoln. President Harrison assumed his duties under more ombarrasiug circumstances than any president ii'co the war. Ho and Cleveland alone have come into place with a party out ol office. But the democrats had been out so long that they wore unorganized, had no delinito demands, and accepted any appointment with no more serious evidence of dissaproval than an occasional growL The republicans had been out but four years, wore well organized, and the machine leaders had well defined, demands for every place. The problem for President Harrison was whether he should be president or allow the national committee to act, Ho decided to act himself. He appointed many of his best assistants without seeking advice, and ho got some of his worst ones when politics,filtered in. Ho incurred violent ill will, as in Senator Furwoll of Illinois, but he lias chos- onhis own time to vindicate his course. His administration is growing in honor. Secretary Elaine in foreign affairs has brought it lasting fame. Such appointments as Robt. T. Lincoln to England, Judge Brown to the supremo bench, Windom and Foster to the treasury department, Tracy to the navy department, and a host of others, all unexpected, make it exceptionally brilliant. His speeches have shown that he fitly adorns the chief place himself, and liistory will record his four years as Jour of the most fruitful in the annals of this country. Henry Wutterson, *.ho grout democratic editor, writes of President Harrison: "His words nro more that fuir; his utterances have an eloquence of their own that ia us creditable to the iutollout as it is to the fooling of him who utters them. It is difficult to uwUo u short speech; it is many times more difficult to make half u dozen a day. The president speaks well, clearly, concisely, and yet in each address there is something above the commonplace; something that appeals to tho best instincts of the American people." Chauney M. Dopow says: "No executive of any country, certainly uo president, has ever been so mercilessly caricatured and ridiculed as President Harrison. From causes largely growing out of disappointment in the distribution of tho patronage, there was no effort iu congress and vory little in tho republican press of country to stem or reverse this tide of bolittlo- Hiout through picture and invented story. The speeches which President Harrison lias nuido iu the south have astonished tho people. Wherever he stopped there was universal expression of astonishment anc admiration. Tho man whom tho countrj had been instructed to believe, and vor; largely did bollovo, was small in person ant narrow-minded, presents in his utterances a breadth of view, an astonishing versatil ity, and a felicity of expression which are accepted as exhibiting tho highest qualitie required for a chief magistrate of thisgrea nation." Tho summer meeting of the Upper DCS Molncs Editorial association will be held at Fort Dodge, July 9-10. The com mlttce will soon makejmbllc tho programme for that occasion. Lieutenant Governor Poynecr do cllnes positively to be considered for tho governor's chair this fall. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Senator Browor delivers tho decora tion day address .at Emmetsburg. Grant Hawkins has now bought a half interest in The Morning Sui Herald. Esthervillb will have a now steam flouring mill. Tho foundation, seven feet high and 32x42 feet in size is com pleted, and tlie intention is to have the mill running by tho first of September Esthorvillo Republican: Tho Algonn city council has been sued because cor tain manure piles wore not cleanoc away, and thus damaged tho health o a family. KsthcrviUo bettor look i "leodlo oud." Boono Republican: Major A. J Holmes arrived in town yesterday morning, and will bo here for a coupl) of weeks. Ho looks extremely well thus showing that Washington life agrees with him. Tho Reporter says: Spencer can boast of more and bettor bicycles anc bicyclers .than any other town in Iowa having tho same number of inhabitants Algona calls your hand. How many have you, and who is your champion? Esthorvillo Democrat: Miss Hodricl of Algona, whoso coming we announced last week, succeeded in organizing i good music class. She is said to bo i first-class musician and an old teacher She went back to Algona yesterday ane will return to Esthorville in a few days Esthorvillo Democrat: James Mahoi informs us that lie will sell his property and move to the Pacific coast next fall Mr. and Mrs. Maher have been resi dents of Emmet county for .over thirty years, and have a largo circle of friends who will dislike to see them leave. Tho speed horse breeders of Mason lity have about complotecl negotiating tor the purchase of a largo tract of lane to bo used as a driving park. They will build the finest mile track in the state, outrivaling tho famous egg track at Independence. Over $250,000 are in vested in tho Kirkmooro and Stewart stables in that city. Last Thursday night, says the Spenc er Reporter, a prairie fire got beyond control, and running into tho stabling of a gentleman named Ennis, on sectior 19, Lake township, consumed tho same together with ten head of horses. Tho [ire was discovered before completing tho work of destruction, but not until i was too late to remove the animals from tho burning building. A Wedding nt St. Jo. Livermoro Gazette: As wo an nouncod in a recent issue, the marriage of John Schreibor and Agusta Schalt'a ner would occur at St. Jo on Tuesday tho 12th of this month, and the ovon'1 came oft' us advertised, tho ceremonj jeing performed at the Catholic churcl in St. Jo, Father Anlor officiating After tho ceremony tho festivities in lionor of tho event commenced at tho lomo of the bricle, and continued uiv ibated till sometime tho next morning, ill of St. Jo, the greater part of Bode ind some of Livormoro participating [f there was anything lacking in the ino of eatables it was more than made up in the lino of drinkables, and al went hilariously merry. There may bo some few things in which tho Germans ire lacking, but we want it distinctly understood that they are up to snuff or low to enjoy themselves at a wedding, The groom is tho son of the well known ind respected farmer, Jo. Schroiber, ind has lived at St. Jo over since ho vas four months old, being a genera: avorito. The bride came hero from llinois about ten years ago, and is a ady that is calculated to make any ap- >rouiativo man happy, as she certainly HIS made John. The Salvation Army, Dos Monies had a wedding in Salva .ion Army circles last week, which tho Register writes up at length, and adds :oiieorning the Salvation Army gen irally: Tho Salvation Army! What itrango phenomena it presents. Quit ng tho nomenclature of war, tho moth jds of minstrelsy, with a fervor and an 3iithusiasm and an unselfishness which •ecall tho days of Wesley, no outsider jan make of his mind whether it is a mictical joke or a profound religious npvomont, whether to scolT or to ad niro. Yet in spile of all its flubdub bory the army seems marching ou to ocogiltlioii in the world. Utilizing as 10 other religious body the enthusiasm >f women, it has gotten back to the old netliod of making people accept Chris- ianity by compulsion and by exhibition f good works; by tin exhortation which ets nothing from reason and which irosents an imperative "shall" to every nboliever; while throwing-no slurs on he cold formalism of tho churches, it s getting at the people in a way topro- oko interest if not support. Enthusi- sin is a mighty lever and if possessed ignilies every effort. No doubt as tho irge audience oozed out of tho door nd trickled down the street many who had come to scoft' remained to ray." Snvcs Time and .Labor. All exchange says that a self-acting ofa just big enough for two has boon atonted by an eastern Yankee. If roporly wound up it will ring- a boll at 0 o'clock; at one moment past 10 it iilits apart, and while one half carries o daughter of tho house up stairs and uts her to bed, tho other half kicks ho young man out of the door and ooks it. THE PRESIDENT IK OMAHA Magnificent Reception Tendered Him by the People of Two Cities— What He Said. • Some Algonians Were Fortunate Enough to be " In on the Ground Floor"— A Readable Account. To the Editor: Wednesday, May 13 dawned clear and sunshiny with jus breeze enough to make the air delight fully refreshing. A day peculiarly ap propriate for the presidents's recep tion. Motor trains from Council Bluff and South Omaha were run every fiv< minutes, laden with passengers. Th< trains from surrounding towns ant cities brought hundreds and thousand of visitors to' the city; by ten o'clocl the streets wore rapidly filling. Al available places in windows and porti cos wore filled. Tho streets presenter a most picturesque appearance; flag waved from the windows and towers and all tho principal 'buildings were beautifully draped with national colors while tho sidewalks wore lined wit! tho expectant throngs. Evorybodj seemed in good humor, and the beauti ful day had encouraged people to com in their best attire. On an olevatot plateau near the largo court house, an in close proximity to tho elegant build ing where tho Omaha Beo is published and also tho stately New York Life building, a platform had been erected from which the president was to speak This platform was a' bowor of beauty an englo perched above the canopy where tho president was to stand. Tni canopy was made to appear as a summo: garden where ferns, oleanders and cen tury plants nourished luxuriantly, and beneath, all was radiant with streamer and festoons of smilax interminglec with tho red, white and blue. It was nearly 12 o'clock when tho booming cannon announced that th> presidential party had reached the station. Soon tho United States troop stationed at Ft. Omaha were in line and with their bands discoursing sweet est music, headed tho procession as i passed up through Farhnam street The president's open carriage drawn by four white horses followed; the president occupied the rear seat of the carriage aud lifted his hat and bowec graciously to the right and left as cheei after cheer went up from the assembled multitudes. He looked every inch a president; calm, dignified, manly anc happy in this enthusiastic reception In the seat opposite the president, sa Mayor dishing and Major Sanger o the U. S. A. In the carriage follow ing Mrs. Harrison occupied a seat with Gov. Thayer of Nebraska. Mrs. Me Kee, Mrs. Russell Harrison, Mi-. Wana maker, Mr. Rusk and many state anc national officials and citizens formed i long retinue. When the platform wai reached President Harrison and party were conducted to their places amid deafening cheers. The ladies were con ducted to the Bee building and later tc the elegant homo of Ex-Gov. Sander of Omaha. President Harrison's speech could only bo heard by a portion o the vast assemblage although his voice is strong and forcible and his address was considered most excellent. Afte tho president Mr. Wanamaker wa. called for, and he gave a brief address which was loudly applauded. Mr. Rusl was then introduced. He gave a mos humorous agricultural speech whicl received great cheering. After th speaking tho presidential party re paired to the Beo building where a gen oral reception and hand-shaking tool place. Thousands who would gladly have taken tho president's hand weri denied that pleasure because of the pressure of the throng and the limiteti time. At 2 o'clock the president was conducted to a stand, which had been erected and gaily decorated in front o the high school building, at the sum mit of Capital avenue. Here a magnifi cent panorama spreads out to view from this eminence you look dow through a broad shaded avenue upoi tho waters of the Missouri across to tho beautifully undulating scenery of the twin city of Council Bluffs. " Six acres of children" were hero in readiness to greet tho president with their cheer ing. Upon the high school building was tho motto, "The Children, the Hope of tho Nation." The president's remarks to the children wero most ap propriato. He said: "It gives mo great pleasure to receive this cordial greeting from tho teachers and pupils of the Omaha public schools. The most pleasant features of this journey have boon tho beautiful and cordial receptions given us by tho school children. I am pleased to notice the magnificent system of schools you have here in Omaha—part of a system that had its origin in Now England and now extends over this entire country, the mainstay of this great government. Some years ago I stood upon tho banks of the headwaters of the Missouri river, whore its waters are pure ind limpid, but after passing through the bud lands of Dakota tho water of the mighty river becomes contaminated ind impure, as you see it rolling by your beautiful city. Let mo hope that lone of you, my little friends, will ever jecome tainted by contact with tho jnd lands of experience as you journey through life on to manhood and woman- iiood. God bless you all, good bye." From tho high school building the president and party wore driven to tho nansion of Gov. Sanders, whore they ivoro entertained at dinner. Mrs. Rus- sol Harrison is a daughter of Gov. Sanders, and it is stated that tho Sanders homo had boon entirely relittod and •ofiirnisliod for tho grand occasion. It vas a gale, day in Omaha No pains had jpen spared to receive tho president •ight royally, and in return, both Sec- •otary Rusk and Mr. Waimuiakor said of the Omaha reception that " It was ho best conducted as to nicety of de- ail that the party had yet enjoyed." Many compliments wore showered upon Mr. Kosewator, tho editor of tho Omaha Beo, because of tho elaborate prepara- ions which had boon made in tho ro- uuda of tho Boo building for tho re- option of tho guests. The building tself is one of tho land marks in Oma- ui, and it is said, " tho Boo building is ho first groat newspaper structure in vhich a president of tho United States ias ever boon given a public reception, and is the only newspaper office build ing in America, at this time, capaciou enough to accommodate a presidentia reception party in befitting style.' Mr. Rosewater presented to each of the party a handsome steel engraving o the Bee building, bearing this inscrip tion: Souvenir—Bee Building—Ma; 13, 1891. Reception to Benjamin F Harrison, President of Uuited States.' Mr. Wanamaker desired to be con ducted to the postofflce building. Here a banner extending across the stree bore this inscription. "The right c every qualified elector to cast one fre ballot which should be honestly count ed must not be questioned." Mr. Wnn amakor thought the postal facilities it Omaha were .not sufficient for so largo i city and thought they should be in creased. At 5:15 p. m. tho carriage bearing tho honored visitors wereagair drawn up in line and wended their wa; to the station where the the homewar journey was resumed. c. A. I. SAID BY HARBISON. A Few Paragraphs From Many Ad dresses by the President. At Portland, Oregon, President Hai rison spoke of American cltizenshi and closed by saying: " I am glad t know that we are hero tonight a American citizens, lovers of the on flag, and the one constitution. [Enthu siastic cheering.] Proud of Oregon Yes, you may well bo proud of Oregon But, my countrymen, above all, crown ing all, greater than all, is our Amen can citizenship. [Great cheering What would one of these states be with out the other? What is it that give us prestige abroad and power at home It is that wo have formed a govornmen of the people, that we have one flag an speak with one voice to all nations o the earth. [Enthusiastic cheering.] hope that narrow sentiment that re gards authority of tho United States o its officers as alien or strange, has one and forever been extinguished in thi land of ours. [Great cheering.] Mj countrymen, I am profoundly gratefu for this magnificent demonstration, accept it as a tribute to your institu tions and to your country. No man i worthy of'it; he can only return for i a fresh consecration of himself to the duties of a public office and private citizenship." [Great cheering.] HONOR THE FLAG. At Boise City, Idaho, he said: am glad to see that this banner of liber ty, this flag of our father's, this flag that these, my comrades, here present defended with honor and brought horn with victory from the bloody strife o the civil war, is held in honor and esti mation among you. [Great applause. Evor.y man should take off his hat when the starry flag moves by. It symbolize a free republic, it symbolyzes a nation not an aggregation of states, but one compact, solid government in all its re lations to the nations of the earth [Applause.] Let us always hold it ii honor. I ana glad to see that it float not only over your political capital bu over the school houses of your state The children should bo taught in th primary schools to know its story am to love it. To these young children entering by tho beneflcient and earlj provision of your state into the advan tages of that great characteristi American institution, the commoi school, I give my greeting this morn ing. May every good attend them ir life, and as the cares of life come on t take the place of the joys of childhood God grant that, instructed in mind an heart in those things that are high an good, they may bear with honor th responsibility which you will soon la down." SUNDAY A NECESSITY. At Glenwood Springs, Col., he said " I want to thank these children fo having gathered for this Sabbath day' observance. I have had a life that ha been full of labor. From my earl' childhood until this hour time has hae many demands on it. I have been un cler tho pressure of political campaign and of public office, and yet in all tin pursuits and under all these condition I have found simply as a physical ques tion, without a reference to its religiou aspects at all, that I could do more worl by working six days than seven. [Ap plauso.] I think you will find it so and that, as a civil institution, rest on thi Sabbath day is good for man. It is no only good for man but it is the right o tho workingman, [Applause.] Men should have one free day in which to think of their families, of themselves of things that are not material bu spiritual." TO HIS OLD COMRADES. In an Idaho speech ho said: "To these comrades of tho G. A. R., sur vivors of tho great war, upon whon tho years are making their impression I do not doubt that those who stand by mo have born an honorable part among all of your follow citizens in tho development of tho resources of this, their adopted state. Not long will we tarry, but, comrades, tho story of what you have done is undying-, and I doubt not this morning that tho satis faction of having had some small partiu redeeming- this nation and preserving its integrity will Jill your hearts witl gladness. Even under adverse conditions of life a grateful nation honors you; every community should give you its respect, and I can only add to-day, a comrades greeting and a hearty God bless you all." TO THE MORMONS. At Salt Lake City ho said: " I have no discord as a public officer with tho men of any creed, religious or political, if they will obey tho law. [Applause. My oath of office, my public duty, re quires mo to bo against those who vlo ate the law. The foundation of Amort -•an life is the American homo. That which distinguishes us from other na•ions whose political experience and listory has been full of strife and dis- 3ord, is the American homo, where one vife sits in single, uncrowned glory. Great cheering,] SOUND MONEY. At Omaha ho said: •' I only desire to ay this, which is common ground upon vhich wo can all stand; that whatever noney tho government issues, paper or oin, it must bo good money. [Cheers.] have an idea that every dollar wo is- uo should bo as good as any other dol- ar wo issue; for, my countrymen, paper r coin, the first errand it does is to xiy some workmen for his day's toil. >Jono so much as tho laboring man and ho farmer requires a full-value dollar f permanent value the year round. Cheers.] I hope I have not intruded pon any ground of division. I am ulking, not as a partisan, but us an American citizen desiring by every method to enhance the prosperity o: all our people [cheers], and have this great government in all its undertakings touch with beneficent and equa' hands the pursuits of the rich and oi the poor." [Cheers.] ORIGINAL PRINCIPLES. In one speech lie said: "This gov ernment of ours cannot do everything for everybody. The theory of our gov ernment is large individual liberty. It is that we shall take out of the way al legislative obstructions to the free honest pursuits of all human industries that each individual shall in his own place have the best chance possible _ to develop the highest prosperity for him self and his family." AT LINCOLN'S TOMB. At Springfield, 111., he said: "In terest in this journey culminates toda; as we stand here a few moments abou the tomb of Lincoln. As I passei through the southern states and noticei those great centers busy with industrj which have been built up since the war as I saw how fires in furnaces had beer kindled where there was once solitude I could not but think and say this han< that now lies beneath these stone kindled and inspired all we behold; al these fires and industries at the funera pyre of slavery. The proclamation Abraham Lincoln can be read on al these mountain sides, where free men are now bending their energies to th development of tho states so long unde tho paralysis of human slavery. I com today to this consecrated and sacre spot with a heart filled with emotion of gratitude that God, who wisel; turned toward the eastern shores th body of God fearing and liberty lovin, men to found the republic, did not fa' to find for us in tho hour of our extrem ity one who was competent to lea hearts and sympathies, and hold up th courage of our people in the time of ou greatest national peril. The life e Abraham Lincoln teaohes more usefi lessons than any other character i American history." THE OEOP OUTLOOK. Reports From Washington and Do Moines—Prospect for Prices. The government bulletin dated Ma 10, is: The weather the past week wa generally unfavorable for growiu crops in the Mississippi and Ohid val leys, owing to the dryness of the ground and reports from the principal whea and corn states indicate the continua tion of tho present condition. Durin another week this will cause drout productive of serious injury to crops Small grains and grass are in dangei owing to absence of rain from Tennesse northward over the upper lake regie and Minnesota. Although more rai is needed in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas, the weather during th past week was more favorable an frosted wheat is recovering, but wa probably somewhat injured by frost last night. Favorable reports are als received from Missouri and Colorado Reports from Kansas state tho fly an chinchbugs are damaging wheat i places. THE IOWA REPORT. DES MOINES, May 16.—The averag rainfall for the state was far beloi normal, the quantity reported in th northern and central districts bein, very light. The southern district were quite copiously watered on Sun day. And the Missouri valley wa favored by showers on Friday evening the extent of which the reports do no indicate. The lack of a seasonabl quantity of rain is being seriously fel in nearly all sections of the state, an there will be a material damage to th hay and small grain crops if the pre vailing drouth is not broken within th coming two weeks. Corn planting i practically completed in all parts of th state, except in localities where plow ing was delayed by excessive moistur in the early spring. PRICES OF PRODUCE. WASHINGTON, May 14.—The repor of tho statistician of tho agricultura department shows an increase sine April lust of more than 100 per cent.- i the price of corn and oats; 30 per cent and over for wheat in the primitiv market; 32 per cent, in Chicago fo choice beeves, and 34 for Texas cattle There was a good advance in all stocl and cereals. The elimination of thi surplus of corn and oats through ai under-production last year, ensure good prices for those crops and tlu shortage wheat of the world for twenty one years, with tho low foreign pros poet for the growing crop, promises th largest foreign demand for ten years « remunerative prices. EPWOETH LEAGUE MEETING. Al> Tlio Annual Convention of the Kona District League Meets AVeek. Algona is to entertain an importar.. gathering next week in the Epworth league of this district conference. A largo number of delegates will bo pros out from this part of tho state and an excellent programme is prepared. The meetings begin Tuesday next and continue two days with the following exercises: Tuesday. 7:ao p. m.—Devotional exercises—P. Ward. 8:00 p. in.—Addresses. Welcomo-J. [Hack ford and Gardner Cowles. Response—R. Bagnell and others. Addresses followed uy social reception. Wednesday. 0:00 a. in.—Devotional exorcises—G, iutliawuy. 0:110 a. m,—Our motto: " Look up! Lift up! —S. Gallon. 10:00 a. m.—" The Epworth of tho Wesleys •Prof. Dodurer. 10;;)() a. m.—" How can young P. pro the 10 Ml) a. m.—" How can young people note tho interest of the social meetings of Jiureh."—Herbert L. Caso. 1X:00 a. m.—" Proper and Improper Amuse- ii'jnts."—J. F. Ulack. a. m.—Appointment of committees p. m.—Devotional exorcises.—P. H. p. m.—"How to mako our District .eacuo effective.''-!';. M. Glasgow. , .1:00 p. m,—" AUvantajreB of a Denomination- 1 Young People's Soclety."-Col. E. S. Onus- I»:30n. in.—"Advantages of an Early and Jomploto Consecration toChrlst,"—Grant Yeo- ommittees, etc. ' 10 love S. 8:00 p. m.—Address-R. 1>. Parsons, D. D. Closing exercises-Win. Whltllold. WANTED—A good druggist. Booth, Whittemore, Iowa.-8t2 JAS. A. OBR, painter; will do paint- ig, paper hanging, kalsomining, etc., n tho latest and best styles, and guar- ntee satisfaction. See him and get rices before letting your work. ALGOM TAKES THE PLtJM, Bert, Ban- of This Place Walks with the West Point Cactetship— \, His Name Sent In. The Examination Last Week at Fort Dodge—The Candidates Numbered an Even Dozen. An even dozen candidates passed the examination at Fort Dodge last Friday, and competed for the West Point appointment. The result is already well known, Bert. J. Barr of Algona coming out first, both in the mental and physical test. Mart. Weaver and a young man of the Fort Dodge schools named Canfield were an exact tie on both mental and physical examination for second place, but it was given to Canfield because he was a year younger, and the school desires the youngest applicants, other things being equal. Being second entitles tho alternate to enter, should the first be rejected for any reason. The examination was conducted by Prof. Wildes, principal of the Fort i Dodge schools, Dr. Martin of Pomeroy, and Harvey Ingham. The questions were prepared by Prof, Wildes, and were very thorough. Dr. Martin gave each candidate a separate physical examination, and on tho results of botli tests tho candidates were recommended ^.. to Congressman Dolliver, who allowed A tho committee to take its own course"^' aud told all applicants that he should be governed entirely by their report. Tho examination lasted all day. The outcome, which WHS due entirely to superior merit, adds a new testimonial to the excellent work of tho Algona schools. Mr. Barr has attended no other, and Nr. Weaver has not taken the common branches anywhere else. That they should, without special preparation, stand so high speaks for their instruction as well as their native abilities. It is not yet certain when Bert, will be obliged to report at West Point, but he will receive instructions from the war department as soon as his name is ' received. , FOB UNIFORM TEXT BOOZ3. A Teacher Presents THo Common Sense View of tlie School Book Question. SWEA, May 6.—To tho Editor: Having been actively engaged in education- ' al matters in this county during the past five years, and believing that a teacher's work does not end in the school room, I beg leave to make use of your valuable paper to call the attention of the people in this county to the subject of "County Uniformity of Text Books." A teacher should know what he attempts to teach and bo very well ac- ' quainted with the manner in which it is presented by the author in the text book studied by the pupil. Now the teacher is constantly changing from one school to another and from one township to another. If ho meets new books he cannot understand them as well as he would those which he has been using, consequently the work done by him will not be as efficient as it would be if he were thoroughly conversant with the author's manner of presenting the subject. The teacher in not alone in changino- from township to township. We frequently find the pupils changing location and bringing with them their books. If these books are unlike those in the school to which he comes, it necessitates the bother and expense on his part of purchasing new books or he .must go to school with such books as he has, and hinder the teacher's work by causing more classes and dividing his attention among different authors and retarding his own progress by excusing himself from doing good work on account of unsuitable text books. _ A large majority of the teachers begin their work with no other preparation than that afforded by the common school. If that work has been partially accomplished for Avant of uniform text books in the county, his pupils' chances of an education are needlessly limited. J In my work of teaching, I find that the pupils will work better and accomplish more in the same time when the same kind of book is used by each member of the class. Something in particular should be learned by the pupils and every aid to this end should be secured. ~~ In the text book we expect to find what is to be thoroughly learned. It is within our power to make these facts to be learned the same for each pupil in the county. Then each teacher will better understand tho subject matter to be taught, and the pupils in each township will know that they are studying the same thoughts that other pupils are and be stimulated to greater effort in their school work. C. F. BUKER. MEMORIAL DAT. As Usual It Will He Observed in Al- goiia—A Pine Programme. The grand army post have secured Milo Sherman as orator for memorial lay, and are making elaborate prepa- •ations to have this one of the most ap- iropriate observances of the day yet given in Algona. Mr. Sherman is an iloquent speaker and well known in the jrand army circles of the state. The n-ogramme for the day is as follows: w , lu meet at Brand army hall at 10 sharp and march to church. Music. Ritual service by post. Address by Mllo Sherman. Music. Dialogue— Guarding the Flags. Music. Adjournment. tJJ * ?• ,?i.— Forming of column on State $$' " e F res S n B on Thorlngton, In the fol- ,™ P g f°ir d ! r : Com Pany F. etff Regt,, I. N. G. ; sous of Veterans; Decorating Squads; Jas C ens? rpOStanda11 veterans T followla by clt- es and Address by Who AVants a Bargain* For sale, a first-class driving mare, 8 ears old, weighs 1100; a new top cartage; new Morse cart; also a breech- °nntl ug f- hot ? u ,? ' m P° un ds, 10 gauge, cott action, fully as good as newf Call tnis office for particulars.