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THOB tJPPEB IMBS MOIKBS: AliGONA. IOWA, JtME 17, 1891. the Upper Des Moines. BY INGHAM & WABRE3T. T«nM «rf Hut t>jwr IN* ««**•«: B«nft IIT <Jr*f t or-i*r, K*pt>bflcan state Convention. i. Kr/f- n«pnbllran County Conrentfon. Tfce repubH'ais cowntr ewr*trt*'>a jwtfc «msty will be fc*M at court few*** baa to r, Jon* l», 1*01,3* 1 1 ; aim tfe? ewniy e*tttr*t »n» a cfcafr- ms» Mid f/af. member tt'ira *a/;fc Totta? yn- «Jt>rt <vr warrt, Kztti n^tttsf yftfAnfA -will !>• «oUtt«4 fr/ '/lift (!*t»(?a«* a4 fartf* *cd w.* d«t*' 'X VT, M. McFartan/5 for wws- zetery of «**** at f fee la** j?*t:*ral •AffMtm. "The 7»rtvB3 w»Ma and Usiroafclt* will b* entitled to totezat**! as trftr/**'. •Tmnuihlp. Ovm. Vote. D*5. fflliAWArtt ........ H. H. 8«»Jrt'/n»,...f.-, t ffenxmd waM ----- C. M. Do*".** ..... M •» Third Ward ....... F', n<mtt(rr ....... •*» 3 F«ortJj war<J ..... B, II. Cl*rfe« ...... 70 4 Bart ................ ^'/fcn KCTT ........ 73 4 Buffalo.. ............ Kf/f/t, IjtatK ....... '24 2 Cr«vy> .............. Jo»I Taj-I//r ....... 3* 3 jrenf/n .............. J.L.Blont ........ 25 2 German ............. O. Bte!**l ........ 24 2 ......... w. W. Wii.v/n....« 5 ............ i ............. Wm. Oxrfrfrti . ,J» 2 tlarflivm ............ John IMncjcV'/n..!': " Jrrtngt'm .......... C. B. Hntebliw..-.'! 4 Xxrtt* Creek ......... Ja«.Areb«r ....... 1« 2 I>oV«n« ............ I. K »*ntorm....fM 4 lf<irnxn& ............ J. II. Orwrtr ...... 59 3 Jlorn Crs«k ........ K. M. Gardner., ..W 3 Pralrt« .............. J. Ixrngbrttom... 4 J »T*ri}4l« .......... A. FUJMT ........ 37 2 Banuar ............. H. VnrfUHAA ..... «2 3 8«n««a. ............ W. W. Almra....32 Swea ................ O. A.Ertckw>n....41 •Union ............... M. ffch*n/:Sc ...... 52 » • W.M.€»Ibjr ...... »2 ........ N.OAt//n ......... 65 Total tmrntwrr of flel««a{«a ................ 81 Eacti ward or U/wn«1>ip 1» rw{ti*atft<l to »el«ct "«n« of tt>»rfr aambw to I>e a member of th« «rnnt7 central (xrmxaitUA, and al«o r/ne from each rab dtrtrSct V> t*« a v/wn«liJj/_ committee of which th« raemUrr of tb<: rr/nnty central committee from that townxbip ahail b« r; man, and rep</rt the tiazn« at the cr/nnt/ f yentlon. 0. C. CHCBB, Chairman. KepubJIcan I'rlmarle«. 'KejmMtKan Karirzir** will tebfti/J tithe tiiatat and plac*« Indicated fc*l«w: Klrerdal*— At the Stewart «/;Vx>l bmuw. '>n Thnrnlaf, Jnn* 18, a»4 p. m. Attdlwra .. Kanviay— At »/;hw>l hwnvj In lH«t. No. 1. on Thnrwlar, June 1», at 4 p. rn. Fnil atte ano; dwilrsd, J. II. Merria«l/3. 'y/rnmltt*':7n Union— At Frlnk ocbool b<yn*», TbnrsKlay, at 1 o'clock. M. Scbencb, <x/mniitt««man. Burt^-At ncb/Xil bor»wr,Tbrjn!<la7', at 4 o'clock p, m. John Kjerr, cotnmltt*«inari. Klrrt ward, Al^ona— At the oW H. F. K« Tnilldl/iK, Tbnrwlay erenfo^, at 8 o'clock. 8. S. fkfttaolM, commltt««man. 8*con<l ward, Algous— At tb* Wl^warn, on Tbnrwlay evening, Jane 1*. C. if. IXWA eommltteeman. Third ward, Algona— At normal ball, Tbor*- day tfrmlnif, at TsSO </ciock. i^rsd. Dormoy, Fourttj ward, Alsfwna— At w/nrt bon>/r, Thnns- dar er«Trfn<{, as 8 o'clock. K. IJ. Clarice, yor Htate Senator. I»;AS TOWSHHIP. Clay County, Iowa, June 2. Jfc»J^-To tb* KAttr/r: V\msa* annonncc that ai tfc* r^jnwrt of many frl*rjd» In tfee K or- ly-fo^nrfcTiUj dUtrlit 1 am a r^indldaK; for the cAe« of c.tat* Mrnator, KUf/Jsct to tb* frf tJj* rejraW I/van i/rtmarlwi, W. l AMKHICA.V MAUKHTS. Whiles visiting in AJgona Haturday Phil. C, JIanna tolkftd of bf« trip to "VentMuAn. and Kornts of the cxpcrifinco b« ha* already ha/] «how more conclu tAvtily than mere general HtaUsmcn bow ito^rtantan item r/ur Bouth American tra/lft 5* likely to Vn-Mnnn, Since hl« apfxjifjt/nent he ha« }xi<;n over whelmed with letUjrif from hhijjyxjrH, One w/ttori planter made a trip from Chicago to Eagle Grove to talk with him, and from Mobile and other «outh- crri (shipping [K>inte he had had conwUtnt iiMiuirie«. IJe Hay« Mobile hao thirteen trtcatoiihip lineB now running to South American port«, and that the IllinoiH Central railvmy ba« proposed to Chicago capital to put a line of Htearnerw from Nfcv/ Orleans iriUj every wnithern i»ort, thus making Chiwtgo hcadrjuarlurH for nouthern trade. It in alf*o retried that fian Diego in preparing to put in Htcarn- »bip llneu, Mr. JIanna in in poult I on to know what an intereHtthe buHineHH and commercial clanHen are taking In thiH South American trade, arid thoHO are which rarr:ly cliaHe Hftor wlll-o'- The mo»t brilliant wtrokc of political management of thlH generation waa Blalno'n HucceH»ful effort to enlarge our (XJtnmerce, and many ycaru will «hijii«j before itw elTectH on prlc:cH for wcHtorti produce will fMiano to bo fell. A J'AMOt/8 HOOK. Tbo MaHHitcbuHottH humane Hocluly announce*! that it IIUH publirfied 440,000 copicH of u Hltwik Heauty" In but llttlo over a year. ThlH JH more than double the number of copied of any lx;olc over I>ubllnhed in America In tbo Hamo tlmo. Mack JJeauty in known UH tho " Undo Tom'tt Cabin of the borne". It was writ- ton by an Kngllah lady, Annu Howoll, and ilrot publishwl In J877. Itn HUCUCHH waH ]nimediate and today HH circulation IH world wido. Jn tho uautorn it IH UH<;d a« a roador in tho lH. Kverywbere It IB admired for the lemon of kindneBH to dumb aul- inalult teache», and bumano uociotioa are lntei'(;nllng thomBelvea in urocting- a monument to HH gifted author, Tho atory of M!HH Sowoll'8 life UH told l>y Ebon Sbute of Uohton i« pathetic. la childhood who met with an accident which crippled her for life. Au BUO grew older her fulhor'u huulncua carried him dally ten /nllea from homo, and Anna drove him to and from tho bla- tlon, Jtwaa while driving at thoao titneo that unwnucloualy tho Btory of **Ulack Iloauly" formed itaolf in her mlufl. Fljiully »he wae (x>nllnod to tho 5»ou«« and then the work began, her firs*Eieotionof itbeiegfa ber jotatasl ted Nor. (5. 1S7J- Ctee record size ma^« reads: * I fe*re for sfct years been e>SBftDe4ti> S&e z§e *s<3 to »7 ««fa. «sd bare frtm Sisse to tine «s I was aWe. beeo WTESI^ w&as I t&iiskwaitnrnoBtalmie few*, fte aim being to ioitoee kia<toe». and an nz-derttacdic? trestmeot Her bjograpfeer jtstly says: "It fa tosrftimr to reBscwber Sh*S rzKittfal vnpAcsR dram*.' as it has bees catkrf. wx« tbooiriit onl almost etsti«l7 rrosj the *v?a wbere so nrKfe vreaOnssss and p-ain were 4»Jjr <so*ired. Wben a >faDe cam* dorice wixkb siift wras capaK* of eo- dorie^ tb« txtifnm of wrvtsis?, ft was d«i* fa peiseil—tfe« SKiher. »ttlBJ5 by. receiTed Use paper from tfc<j weary band aad matte a fair «»p7 ef ft. That a book aenossp£isbed fn soefc a frajn&sotsry way sbotsSd' *bw no n*.- says mocfa {««• t!i« skill of tfre wriV er.' r Black Dsaolj was poWished in 1S77 and Misa Sewell lived jost long erioogh to h>ear of its Immediate sucoess. A co5d settling on her longs in 1#7S destroyed the remaining vitality of her broken frame. Biaik Beatrty is the autibiography of a horse. It tells a siory of good and bad usage looked at from the hors« standpoint, and conveys a great lesson to the u*era of animals. Its InSuenos « iminediate and great. The Lcrn- dr/n papers have eredit-ed it with revolutionizing the handling of horses by cabmen and drivers. It i? read with interest by ereryone. Its circulation is world wide, the Baltimore Sun lately saying of it: " Tb« book has been r/r is beiag translated Into all the Ungnacres of continental Earoje, and is *aid tbaCediticms in Arabic aod Ttirkj-ih are under way. Tbr/se will pretty certainly be fc/Ilowed by editions in Japanese, Chinese, acd other Asiatic Ian " ?bs fcDawin^ extract: T&e plate! fSis) rnissi pay t&e oew 5oty 2-19 per potrad: bat tie makers are ani- al presisst to maks ti«r prices for 'sly stepssent from Fs^aisd so tow as to cntm'ierac^ to a cfXi$»ierab?e ertect She ez- y.~ Tfee efiScr of the SSazedsrf aaiy want to tesw w&y tb« Eoziislt maker of tm is wlHicf to make to Jt-5 ^joerkaa coa- practkally the sa tee price after the dsty wfek& ]F3«ss into effect ^aly 1st, that is seOio? at Bader tbe crfd daty. reason U tta? the Eagiish people know, i«c« kccw better, titat the American macD- acfetrer wftit fair protection wSl give to tfee Asserkaa pecple better tin at Iffw rates, asdtbat to eet into tbe United States market the Eceilsc maker bas got to s«ll osd£f? American ccsupetition at lower rates he has ;n the past. XEWSI'AI'ER EJ As soon as the rerulta of the late census were sufficiently determined to establish the center of population in the United States the Chicago Herald marked the spot with a granite monument and announced its determination to erect a similar monument every ten years, and thus leave an indelible record of the growth of the country. "With the approach of the Columbian celebration the Herald has undertaken another and more Jifflcult ta/sk. It is to discover and mark the ezact spot where Columbus landed on American roil. Walter \Vellman, the well known correspond ent and newspaper writer, and Charles Lederer, whose drawings are familiar to Herald reader*, are in charge of the expedition and intend to report fully its progress. They go first to Nassau, the capital of the Bahama islands, and there collecting all the evidence available follow Columbus' track until they can fix upon his Landing place. Here will erect a ma«»ive grvaite monument These two are both notable instance* of the spirit of enterprise shown by American journals. The}' rank with the New York Herald's undertaking when it sent Stanley to find Livingston with the New York Tribune's fresh air fund for homeless children, the New York Times' investigations in Alaska and the dozens of similar enterprises begun and successfully carried through by newspapers in the interests of sciencf and humanity. In this as in other ef forts the highest assurance of success is that the work is trusted to men of intel ligence and training gained in ncwspa per work, and that the capital is supplied by men who know the value o daring enterprise and the absolute no cessity of success. Carl Snydcr, who is now doing nolle work on the Washington Post, discuHses thi full blcctiorm in a lute editorial, and HUVH "The two pivotal states of the coming cam puign ure Ohio und lovvu. Both have bcei republican states heretofore. Both liuv now democratic governors. Both have now to deal for the Jlrst time with the micorluii quantity of the ullluncc party. From th result in these two stutcs tills full it is no too much to suy Uiut tho result of nex year's presidential contest may bo predlctei with confidence und BUCCCSB. Of tho two cuuipulgns, Unit In Iowa is by fur tho mon Important, Indicating, us It will, tho tempo of the great northwest—a section that hu heretofore been tho sheet anchor of tho ro publican party." Ho sees dourly, as ov eryono must sco, that tho slgnlHcuuco o tho Iowa election Is In its bearings on nex yeur's campaign. If Iowa wants murkott for her produce under reciprocity, now is tho tlmo to face tho IBSUO. If sho has no in tcroHt in groat national policies, then locu mutters muy profitably ho brought to tho front. Whatever tho republicans lose this election on, tho fact of losing it will domor ull/.o tho progressive republicanism whlcl is forming in Hue for 189B. To lose It 01 local issues when It can bo won on politicu issues is political suioiilo. Samuel MuNutt of Muucatino ia a candidate for Lieutenant Governor Poynoor's pluco, Judgo Kiimo's record in saloon eases don't suit ills democratic brethren now that ho is mentioned for supremo judge. The Dubuquo Telegraph says of him: "He laclcs tho legal learning, tho penetration and tho experience of others who are inou- tiouoil lu connection with tho nomination; and tho fact that as a Judgo of tho district court ho has enforced tho prohibitory law with much, und, as afllriued by some, need loss sov ority, detracts from his availability." Gov. Gear discussed Iho tin pluto tariff iu a letter lust week in tho Cedar Hapids Kopublloun. In closing ho made this statement. " On Saturday last I was at Otturn- wu und made a call on tho Johnston .Uufllor company, (ouo of Iowa's flourishing nianu- futorlos,) a concern that uses a carload, 1 of tin a month. Their superintendent shewed mo u letter from their brokor through whom they buy their thi, and by thoivi per- I? THIS HEIGEBOBEOOD. Arnold's park will have a celebration on the Fourth. GOT. Boies attended the Rosecranz opening at Webster City last Thursday. Hmnboldl Independent: Mrs. B. F. Crose of Bancroft came down the last of the week to visit her relatives here. Spencer celebrates the Fourth. Gen. driven will deliver the oration, and the ?4.WO- horse races will furnish the amusement. Emmeteburg Reporter: Judsre Carr will orate at West Bend. Julv"4 H. J. Wilson made a business trip to Wisconsin this week. Thos. Little of Algor.a goes to Bode this week to attend to some plastering. He has the parsonage. T. O. Hanson's, and Ole Dokkesween's buildings to E laster. and will probably do more be;re he leaves. Sheldon Mail: Milton Starr and wife of Algona spent Sunday laet in Sheldon, the guests of Mr, and Mrs. Chas, Stinson. Mr Starr is the present postmas- of Algona and has for many years been connected with the Republican there. Mr. Lyons of Des Moines, who is an enthusiastic archaeologist, found a petrified foot on the West Okoboji shore the other day. It is a left foot, is near ly perfect and is supposed to be one o the relics of the terrible Indian massa ere of 1857. It seems the leader of the peoples party is the Anderson who bought thr Ramsay meteor. The Hancock Signa is led to inquire: " We wonder if Hon John E. Anderson expects to unloac his Kossuth county meteor upon th peoples' party at first cost." At a meeting of the citizens Wednesday night, it was decided to let the eagle scream in Bode on the Fourth and a full programme will be publish.ee next week. A large amount of monej has been raised for the occasion, and they propose to have a big time. Ft. Dodge Chronicle: Attorney George Clark of Algona, who has been in attendance upon the United State court, returned home Wednesday. Hi reports a. big land boom in Kossutl county, stating that land that but short time past could have been pur chased for §2.50 per acre is now selling for S12.50 per acre. "The day ha surely come when Iowa will be quickl; and thoroughly settled up," remarked Mr. Clarke and judging from Webster and adjoining counties' land booms, Mr Clarke's statement cannot be disputed The Elmore correspondent of the Blue Earth Post writes: The proposi tion to bond the town of Lincoln, the northwest township of Winnebagc county, Iowa, for the building of a rail road and erection of a depot within it borders, was submitted to the voters o that township Monday and carried But we arc still unable to learn wha company intends building tho road which IK to bo completed through th township on or before July 1st, 1892. Llvorrnoro Gazette; Mike O'Rourkc paid Livcrmore a visit hist Monday He did not start for homo at the precise moment that be wished, owing to tho fact that ono of his horses did not scorn just ready to depart. Various mean were suggested to start the animal such as starting u, fire under him, tyinj a string to his ear, tickling his nose with a straw, etc., but ho did not star till he was ready, just tho same. Th gait at which ho moved when he di start, however, possibly made up fo the time that was otherwise lost, am Mike went homo a-sailing. A. F. Call responded to a toast at th banquet given tho bankers in Siou.> City. Tho Journal says: A, F. Call ros ponded to tho toast, "Tho Dual Rola tion of tho Banker to the Community.' Tho position of tho banker, between undue rashness and radicalism on the ono hand and too groat conservatism on tho other makes him tho balance wheel HO to say of our social machine. Th bank vault is tho reservoir of the world's reserve energy. To the bunko tho man of ideas must go for his back ing. If tho banker is only a watch dog the enterprise must fall. The onlight onod banker, who realizes the dua duty imposed on him, raises his bank to bo a groat financial center; his vil lugo to bo u city. If you find what kills towns look for it in ovorconserva tlve banking. Would you find the elix iar of life that builds cities, look to th enterprising bankers. detrimental to all crops: general average condition good. In Minnesota the weatber was favorable to all crops, •feieh are in good condition. Rain is needed in southeast Minnesota. In some comities eat worms have injured COTB and gardens. In Iowa there is considerable improvement in small grain in all districts. Excessive growth of straw in fail wheat and oats in southern districts. Rain below normal, bat sufficient. The greater portion of Wisconsin reports severe drought, except n soothern counties. Crop conditions n soothern counties were reported favorable. I'illTZ GEtLEEUP DEAD. An Old Time AJgona Hoy Drowned— At One Time a Socialistic Leader In Mlnnea palls. The Pioneer Press of Sunday has the following report of Fritz Gellerup, who will be remembered by many Algona people: It was learned in Minneapolis yester day that Fritz Gellerup. a member of the May Louise Aigen troupe, well known here, was drowned in the river at Henderson. Minn., while bathing. The particulars of the fatality were not received by his parents, wholive here. Deceased was at one time quite a prominent character in this section. He came into notoriety through his radical utterances on social and economic questions. Five or six years ago, when people with socialistic ideas made quite a showing in Minneapolis, young Gellerup came to the surface. He was a bright young fellow, of good address and pleasing manner. He was small of stature, and, with his rather handsome and boyish face, looked little like a man who could have such blood curdling ideas as he delighted in expressing whenever he got the opportunity—and in those lively days when the anarchists of Chicago were flourishing and had emulators al over the country, the impetuous and irresistible Fritz had plenty of chances, He was for a time a " side partner" o Evert Xymanover, then a prominen 1 figure in the local labor reforming field Young Gellerup was fiery, if not eloquent; earnest, if not sound and logical His brother, Otto Gellerup, who ha. been dead several years, was more able than Fritz. He was a printer by trade and a student. He was a rabid, relent less anarchist, and wrote most of the speeches his brother delivered, Fritz finally tired of trying to reform the social condition of the world and came to the front two years ago as a playwright He was ambitious as an author. WEATHER AND CROPS. "\VUent iiml Outs Growing too Stou in Southern lown—Severe Drouth In Wisconsin. DES MOINES, June 13.—All crops are doing fairly well, and considerable im provomont is noted in tho condition ol grass and small grain in tho northeri: districts whoro tho May drought was most severe. In tho southern counties fall wheat and oats havo mado an excessive growth of straw, which is the only visible danger to those cereals. The Government Bulletin. WASHINGTON, June 18.—There were no marked extremes of temperature during tho week and the general temperature conditions have been favorable to plant life. As anticipated last week copious rains broke tho drought both in the east and middle gulf states. The •ainfall was one inch below the normal n Wisconsin and Iowa. In North and South Dakota the rains were mostly ight, and ia some counties of South Dakota slight drought. Drying wind ALGONA OOITFEEENOE MEETING. Hcv. •NVhltfleld's Able Address—TH "Woman Question Among the Meth odlsttf. The Alden Times reports the meeting of the Algona district conference heli at Alden last week and says: "Rev Whitfield of Algona presented an able article on "Science and Prayer" thati fully abreast of modern knowledge and faith and shows Mr. Whitfield to be a man whose natural and acquired habit of mind have placed him rather in ad vance of many of his co-workers." Rev. Glasgow, known locally as th< husband of Miss Clara Willey, had ! paper on " Shall Women be Admittee to the General Conference?" The Time says: "Mr. Glasgow stoutly held ou against their admission, and a spiritei discussion followed, which leaves th impression that the members of this dis triet are about evenly divided on thi important problem, which virtuall; means—' Shall women be admitted t' the privileges of ordination as Method ist Episcopal pastors?'" OLD SETTLERS' STORIES. "Wednesday Devoted to Them—Ofll cers of the Association for Xex Year. "Speaking about luxuries in earlj days," said Bon. Reed while the old set tiers were eating their lunch, "Sorghum Sunday mornings was the delight of rnj boyhood. Sorghum was a treat, am those who had it were in luck." B then vouched for the story thataschoo teacher made a contract for board awa; back in the year one in the county, b; which sho was to pay §3 a week fo board, or S3.50 with "extras." When she came to settle she was charged fo "extras," and inquired in some uston ishment what extras she had had "Why, you have had sorghum," wa the convincing reply. Among the tales of early days with which a goodly assembly of old-timer was entertained at the annual meeting Wesdnesday was one on Senator Chubl which Jas. Henderson told with relish It seems that he was one of a party tc bring corn meal from Homer, in Hani ilton county, in the spring of the year and as there we're no bridges, each creek had to bo tested before the teams attempted to cross. It came his turn to ride across at Purcell's creek, and h. went in with a flourish of a big whip going in so successfully that nothing but his hat was loft in sight. When the horse got to tho surface our cattle mar was hanging to its tail, and so came to land again. Another amusing story of food hauling in winter was told by Samuel Reed in which J. E. Blackford and J. K. Fil were actors, and many other anecdotes of early days were rehearsed to an attentive audience. The business of the meeting was speedily transacted. Horace Schenck was elected president; Emma Zahlten, secretary; Win. Johnson, treasurer; S. Rood, G. M. Parsons, Mrs. Lewis H. Smith, Mrs. F. M. Taylor, Mrs. L. B. Reed, vice-presidents. The next annual meeting will be hold on the second Wednesday of June. A 1'ocullar Kind of lilucKblrds. Cassius M. Clay wrote lately from his home in Kentucky: "More than 1,000 blackbirds (bred here) have just returned to my grounds. This indicates spring. My fruit and vegetables are iiniong these trees and shrubs where they nest and raise their young. Not a seed, not a berry or other fruit is touched. They are remarkably insectivorous." JAS. A. ORB, painter; will do paint- .ng, paper hanging, kalsomining, etc., n the latest and best styles, and 1 guarantee satisfaction. See him aud get n-Jces before letting your work. ORATI058 AJTD FLOffEES, Tlift Eighth Annual Commencement of the AJgona Schools—The Address**. CommeBceiBent season has come and rone, and five new graduates are added o the fifty-nine thus far turned out by he Algona high school. They started on the " sea of life" under favoring aus- tices. greeted by an audience which, in pite of rain, crowded the CVragrejra- ional church, and surrounded by the most elaborate Soral decorations ever ,ttempted in the town. Flowers were ranked and massed uprm the stage, and he boquets displayed in the ante-room vere bewildering in num5x;r and variety. The exercises began with a quartette jy school girls which, with the other selections of the evening, was intendet to show the work done in the schools in musical culture, and which all won icarty applause. After invocation by Sev. Smith, Cora Reed extended a fit ing salutation, and the five orations r ollowed. interrupted only by a chorus of school children. Laura Tennant spoke of "Triumph Hours." Myrtle Ni coulin chose " Bevond the Alps'Lieth Italy," De Etta Randall. "The Law o Compensation." Cora Reed. "Life,' and Maggie Winkel closed with "A Name." Miss Winkel also spoke the valedictory words in behalf of the class to teachers, schoolmates and friends The orations were all marked by care- tul study and were well prepared. Miss Nicoulin won special praise, as she was easily heard in all parts of the hall, ane spoke in a pleasing voice. The deliverj of all showed careful training, but un fortunately all did not succeed in speak ing loud enough to be easily heard\ Following the orations Rev. Davidson made very appropriate remards to the •raduates and Dr. Barr also, as presi .ent of the board, reviewed the history of the school, stating facts of genera interest to all. Music and benediction closed the programme, and congratula tions and viewing the boquets occupie the time till the lateness of the hou urged departure. REV. DAVIDSON'S ADDRESS. Rev. Davidson opened his remarks bj congratulating the class on their oppor tunities, and passed to consider wha education is. Concluding that "educa tion is not the acquisition of larg amounts of knowledge, it is not emi nence in some specialty," he askec "What, then, is it?" and answered follows: It has been said by no less an author ity than Sir William Hamilton that ed ucation is the harmonious developmen of ones mental faculties. That is n doubt a good definition, but you wi! permit me to extend it somewhat an define an educated person as one whos body, mind and soul are harmoniousl developed; and not only that, but hai moniously developed and in relationshi to the world; and not only that, bu harmoniously developed and in such re lationship to the world as to be helpfu to society. All men are doubtless in re latiemship to the world, but all men ar not in helpful relationship. This, pei mit me to say, is the educational ides which you are to have ever before yo and for which you are always to aim. You stand tonight with life befor you. You may ask me, indeed, "hav we not already lived?" Yes; and ye life in its reality and fullness is all be fore you. On the way in which yo play your part in that life will depen your success. A distinguished scien tist has compared life to a game chess. The world is the chess boarc the pieces are the phenomena of th universe, the rules of the game are th laws of nature—the laws of life. Ever one of us plays at this game, and ou opponent who sits at the other side the board is the author of nature's lil and laws. He gives lavishly to thos that win, but ruthlessly, yet withou haste, does he checkmate the weak an ignorant. The great scientist is not believer ill God. He is of those wh call themselves Agnostics. God ma exist, but they do not know His exis ence as a fact, nor do they know a thing about Him. I will change h: comparison just a little, and with tha change it may stand as a fair represen ation of life's daily task. The playe who sits at the other side and who i unseen bv- us is God. We know tha His play is always fair and just. W know that He will take advantage of n one in the game. But we also kno that he will not tolerate weakness an ignorance. If you, young ladies, pla your part well, you will be of those wh win not only the prizes of this life, bu what is of far more value, the gift c life eternal. You will one day stam among the shining ones and hear th Lord of Life say, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy thy Lord." But if you persist in play ing your part ill, it shall be said of yo as it was said of men of old, " From him who hath not shall be taken even tha which he hath." DK. BARB'S ADDRESS. Dr. Ban- opened his address by refer ring to the schools and the actual ac commodations now afforded, and ther said: Gathered as we are here tonight t. celebrate the reaching of the topmos round of the ladder in our high schoo and to honor those reaching it, and en joying this banquet of beauty prepared by them, we may with profit look ovei our pa_st and see if we can gain any in spiration for the future. With Miss Jessie Smith our first graduate in 188- it was " The Beginning, Not the End,' but reaching put "Toward the Heights,' after "The first Round of the Ladder ' Rowing, not Drifting;" others believed that "They Who Climb Grasp Branches, not Flowers," while another class felt that they had reached "Only the Dawn," and now our present class calls out:- "More Light;"and who doubts 'or a moment that they will receive it? But let us look after those, who have _one from us. Up to the present time there are 59 graduates—32 ladies and 27 gentlemen—all living, scattered hither md yonder. Six of the ladies and one of the young men are happily married, there is one physician, one merchant, ne photographer, one attorney, one elegraph operator, two railroad men, en teachers and fifteen clerks, all in ?ood and honorable places, while there i-e eighteen others seeking after " More jight" in the colleges. During the ear two gold medals have been won by Be of the graduates and one yet to 'raauate. At the late examination for he West Point cadetship two of our raauatea stood at the head of the list, i s there not inspiration in such results? \nd I ask of every parent here, does ot such a hasty review give you more ~* -oarage and inspire you with new hopes hat will be helpful to every boy and girl in attaining to the full curriculum f our high school course? After speaking of the study of the ible. Dr. Barr closed as follows: One of the great men has said, "Truth s a chain let down from heaven whose first link is fastened to the throne of od." Then get hold of one of these inks, another, and another, and. if fol- owed in its ramifications, it leads to all ,ruth. To hold this truth with sinceri- ;y and consistency is to be on the high road to eminence and power, and noth- ng worthy of success can be reached by any other course. And now I give you as my parting- prescription these two ingredients, which, if well mixed and freely taken, will inevitably lead to a healthy, rug- red success, viz.. "Work and Wait." Work develops and increases strength. Patience nerves the brain, heart and hand for greater endurance, and makes success sure. May the love of truth be the basis of your characters, the inspiration of your lives as you seek for "More Light:" and in its pursuit may your joy and triumph be to "Work and Wait.'' And now, ladies, having been diligent in your work, and by your teachers been weighed in the balance and not found wanting, it is with unfeigned pleasure that, in behalf of the school board of the Independent District of Algona. I present you these diplomas. PEBSOHAL MOVEMENTS. B. A. Myers returned from Chicago Saturday and will stay in town a few days. Miss Lou Nicoulin was over from Mason City for the high school commencement. Wm. K. Ferguson attended the bankers' convention at Sioux City last week. Mrs. Hutchinson and Mamie Lantry went west yesterday morning on their trip to Denver. The news about Dr. Ed. Watson is that he is still very low with but little hope of recovery. Miss Berger came over from Mason City to attend the graduation of her friend. Maggie Winkel. Mrs. Kate Starr went to Ames Monday to attend the alumni reunion of the agricultural college. S. S. Sessions went to Des Moines Monday to consult with the New England company he represents. Mrs. Haight of San Francisco visited her niece, Mrs. J. R. Jones, last week. Mrs. Haight is a sister of D. H. Seteh- ell. Jas. Paine and Miss Josie Comstock came through from Spokane Saturday evening and will visit in Algona some weeks. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Doxsee went to Ames Monday to attend a college reunion. C. M. returns today, but Mrs. Doxsee goes to Council Bluffs to visit her sister. Ben. Jain was down from Portland Monday and in the evening started for Wisconsin to attend a reunion of his old regiment. Miss Lulu Clarke has gone to St. Mary's to visit her sister a week before graduation. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke start tomorrow. R. B. Warren went to Wisconsin last Friday to join Mrs. Warren and his mother in a week's visit at Whitewater and at the old Warren home near Horicon. He will return Saturday. Mrs. Olof Johnson, Mrs. Laurette, Mr. and Mrs. Howells, Wm. Cleary and daughter are home from the Adventist camp meeting at Des Moines. They report a large and successful meeting. Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. A. A. Shepherd of Fond du Lac, Wis., are visiting at A. D. Clarke's. Mrs. Phelps is Mrs. Clarke's mother, and was accompanied to Algona by her other daughter, Mrs. J. C. Heckart of Eagle Grove. Henry George, Algona's well known old time railroad conductor, made a day's visit in town last week, stopping at T. H. Lantry's. He has lost some fifty pounds of flesh over in California, but is the same genial railroader as ever. He is running trains out of Saa Diego, and is to get back by July 1. Two old timers in this country visited kere Monday, Washington Hand and Simon Bellows. Hand had a claim below Barnet Devine's on the river and Bellows still holds his place in Humboldt. They came to this country in 1857. Hand was a well known figure in Algona, and now lives in Nebraska. Phil. C. Hanna made Algona a farewell visit Saturday and shook hands around before setting out for La Guayra. He starts today, and will stop at Chicago, Washington and New York on the way. As he goes with a commission as colonel he was breaking in his shoulder straps and presented a decidedly military appearance. H. A. Sessions starts to Chicago today to put up eiq-ht tombstones in Illinois for which he- has the contract. A very handsome one is in memory of John Edwards' wife, who is buried near Chicago. He will be gone a week or tea days., Mr. Sessions has facilities for putting in fine monuments cheap, and bis business covers a wide territory Ho put in over thirty in Wisconsin last year. There was an interesting family gathering at Treasurer Lantry's homo Sun- lav. His mother and brother Barney rorn Kansas came Saturday evening or a brief visit, and with his daughter, Mrs. Hutchinson, and her children made a full house. His brother is the )ig railway contractor who makes his home on a 13,000 acre farm in Kansas, ina who has built some of the most expensive roads in the western mountains. Although a great grandmother, his mother is still an active and young ap- jearing woman for her age. His broth- r went on to Wisconsin Monday. Some Facts, We do not own the earth, and it is ust as true that we have not got the argest and best show in the world. But we do claim to have the best and argest, cleanest circus, museum, and menagerie in this country for the price, 5 cents, and we intend to establish Jiek's New Model shows among you. We want to visit you annually, and our how will be the people's show. One onest show, one ring pne price 25 cents, -xhibits at Algona, Saturday, June 20. i

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