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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 29, 1893
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"if ? THE tfPPEM DES MOINESt ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1893. •Tvtrinty-Sevehth Year. BY INGHAM & WARREN. T«rm« to Subscriber*: On*eopy, on* year.. H.jjO One copy, »lx month* '° One copy, three months ••• *° Sent to any address at aboTe rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or postal note at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. One of the hopeful signs In the discussion of liquor legislation is the recognition on the part of the more thoughtful that there Is something involved In Iowa besides " dropping prohibition." For several months leading papers have been flooded with communications and editorials in which It has been quietly assumed that our present law could bo disposed of much as a man would drop a hot iron, and that thereupon there would be peace upon the troubled waters. For a thousand different reasons men who have announced themselves as original prohibitionists have confessed that they can bring themsolved to "drop prohibition." Only last week a man named Neal of Scott county, who " has always been a republican and prohibitionist," says that on condition that " the enforcement of the law is left, to such mountebanks as Harvey, McMurray, and others," he can bring himself to the point and " drop prohibitionist any voter may be, he gains absolutely nothing by a change which trades a law of state-wide operation for another "squatter sovereignty" county or township annual squabbling system, which upholds prohibition in one township and a legalized saloon system In the next. If the people are satisfied to "drop prohibition" let a law be devised which they will be satisfied to sustain. If the republicans believe that the present law is to be discarded let them in the coming legislature appoint a non-partisan commission to Investigate all the liqtror laws yet tried, and on their report let a new plan be submitted. Even if a majority are willing to drop prohibition, they will at least consent to retain it long enough to permit of a thorough investigation as to what law can best take its place. To drop it before this is done is simply to trade off the evils we have for worse ones that will surely come Capt. Hull of Des Molnes has been interviewed on the senatorial question, and says that while he Is not a candidate he would accept the position. As against the two announced candidates now in the field we believe Capt. Hull would he the choice of the state. Ho believes in a popular nomination, and would make a winning canvas. Such men as Capt. Hull, John F. Lacy, J. P. Dolllver, Lafe Young, and others are the men to consider. Some new political powder Is needed in the coming campaign, and some candidates who can enthuse the younger voters of the state. ly half of Its contents being from the Italian. The most famous Italian authors ate represented In this collection, and the selections embrace a powerful wafr story, an alms house sketch, a tale of King Humbert's kindness, two sparkling love Stories, and thrilling incidents, legends and adventures. < Besides the Italian stories, there are strong and beautiful tales by Harriet Prescott Spofford, Eva Wilder McGlasson, Mary C. Hungerford, and others; an Australian April fool story, a very funny ghost story by Oscar Wilde, and one of the most charming of French love stories, by Henri de Chennevlers. This interesting perlodl- al comes from Romance Publishing Co., Clinton Hall, Astor Place, New York, at 25 cents a number; $2.50 a year. COMMON BIRDS-Of IOWA, The List Includes About 800 Different Kinds, and the Greater Part of These are Migratory* prohibition." His assumption, like that of all these prohibition droppers, is that with this law disposed of the whole question is settled. What is to take the place of It gives them not a moment's concern, and even leading papers of the state have now for months been advocating what they call a broad and liberal republican policy, without once considering that the state must have some liquor law; that under the old local option law the republican party was as badly embarrassed as It has been since; that a political party must meet the state-wide issues as they arise; and that it is possible to make a change , which will satisfy nobody and displease everybody. " Dropping prohibition" is the very least part of the difficulty which confronts the people and the republican party. The real difficulty is that while for twelve years Iowa has been claiming to lead in the matter of temperance legislation, the whole question has been discussed only from a political standpoint, and today although dozens of laws have been tried in other states and nations which are more satisfactory than local option, local option is the only alternative that is proposed in Iowa, and the prohibition droppers are actually consenting in effect to a system of local option which will permit saloons at the cross-roads of country townships. This is the saloon system which is to be forced on the slough- water districts in the interests of a more liberal republicanism, because the democratic cities of the state under it can license saloons without so openly violating the law, although should such a law be strict at all it would not be enforced any better than the present one is. Senator Funk, who is one of those who believe that prohibition cannot be maintained any longer, is also one of those who see that there is something besides dropping it ahead of republicans. He quotes with approval the outlines of a bill now before the Massachusetts legislature, endorsed by such people as Edward Everett Hale and Mrs, Livermore. It proposes to place the sale of liquor entirely in the hands of the state. The bill provides for the appointment of a commission consisting of three men. The chairman shall be designated the state liquor manager. The town shall vote yes or no as to whether liquor shall be sold there, and there shall be no license law. But when a town votes to have liquor sold the commission shall provide for the sale by establishing agencies, not to exceed one for every 1,000 Inhabitants. All sales shall be at prices established by the commission, and the prices shall be only high enough to repay the state for its outlay, no profit being permitted to accrue from the sales over and above •the expenses. Special efforts shall be made to prevent sales to persons of confirmed habits of intoxication, and only pure liquors shall be sold. This is but one of twenty plans, any of which are more desirable than the Gatch bill or the proposals of the last democratic platform. Hon. C. L. Lund had nearly ready a bill for introduction during his time at Des Moines which incorporated the chief features of the Danish liquor law. California has tried several Interesting experiments In liquor legislation, and in other states the people have progressed very much beyond such unsatisfactory methods as are now proposed as a substitute for the present law in Iowa. That fish has been generally regarded as very foolish which flopped out of the frying pan without knowing where he would alight, and the wise snake never casts off his old skin until he gets a new one. It is neither good politics nor statesmanship for Iowa to make another change in liquor legislation until a sufficient majority are satisfied that the new law will prove satisfactory to give it a full trial and enforcement. It makes no difference how strong an anti- The Iowa official register for 1893 is received. It is a valuable little book hand somely gotten up, and ably edited. Besides a vast amount of information about Iowa, and all the statistics of the election of 1892, it contains the pictures of all the capitol buildings used since Wisconsin territory was organized, and a sketch>of state history accompanying them. Secretary McFarland and his able assistants are entitled to much credit for this volume. Birds Have a Language of Their Own— The Reason They Come North in the Spring. John G. Smith read a very Interest- finest of all the bird tribe for table use. They are great feeders and are found with all the deep water ducks. When the Redhead ducks dive down to bring tip the wild celery the Canvas-back ducks will take it away and eat it. It seems as though they were too lazy to dive after the food themselves. Wild ducks fly from 25 to 90 miles ah hpur^ and it Is thought by many good judges that a Canvas-back duck with a strong wind would fly 125 miles an hour. At limes I have seen them shoot through the air with almost lightning speed* I have not time tonight to speak of VICTOR HUGO'S TRAGEDY* "tmcfetia Borgia" to Be Giveli Friday Evening, *ith Ida Van Cof tland in the Leading Part* Col. Elliot F. Shepard, ;a prominent editor of New York and a son-in-law of W. H. Vanderbuilt, died last week while the doctors were administering ether. He was not unwell but was to undergo:on operation, He breathed the ether but a few times and began to fail. Restoratives failed to affect him. ^ Gail Hamilton is writing the only authorized life of Blaine. If ' she knew nothing about him the book would be worth owning. But she is as a matter of fact related to the Blaine family, and will tell the story as they would wish it. The courts have been making some new rulings on the rights of labor organizations which will have a far-reaching effect. In New Orleans the judge construes the law against illegal combines to apply to agreements to strike, and in the cose of the Ann Arbor railway strike the judge gave a personal order to Chief Arthur to withdraw his orders to his men and also notified the men that unless they performed their regular duties they would be held in contempt of court. The judge said that transportation is a business the public is interested in and that men engaged in it are under public obligations. The new attitude of the courts excites wide-spread comment. _ As a pugilistic encounter the Mongor-Faulkes meeting at Cedar Rapids was not very startling. But now that they are back on the tripod the battle is waging very hot. _ Judge Fairall is another of Iowa's disappointed democrats. A Tenneesee man gets the place he wanted. Iowa democrats are not in clover. Mason City has now a big wholesale grocery establishment, opened recently by Letts, Spencer, Hoffman & Co. The Republican a week ago gave a full page write up, from which it appears that the new company has the capital and business ability to win, A bill is before the Minnesota legislature prohibiting Chinamen from "wearing their shirts outside their pants." If this is not an interference with individual liberty where can one be found. The Chinaman Is the best dressed laborer there is in the world, and the most attractively dressed. His shirt is all right where it is. IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD, Armstrong has decided to incorporate. Spencer will allow no more wooden buildings in the main part of town. Bro. Miller of the Livermore Gazette has bought the opera house In his town and will add to his facilities for entertaining and instructing the public. Chus. Pendleton, one of the leading farmers of Hebron township, has rented his farm and moved to Minneapolis, where he has a situation in a hardware store. Alex. Younle, our old hotel man, has been In Missouri. He says he would not live in that state. He thinks an acre of Iowa land worth two of the kind of land they have down there. Livermore Independent: Miss H. M. Jones, our dentist, visited Algona last week, leaving the office in the care of her sister, Miss Verde. Which the boys liked best to have tackle their aching molars we don't know. Belmond had a postofflce election recently in which Mrs. Mallory, a niece of Mrs. O. H. Brooks, was the successful candidate, having received the largest number of democratic votes. Shall Algona and Burt be behind Belmond? The Humboldt Kosmos will drop out of the ranks. It has been joined to the Republican, thus insuring one well-sustained paper. The Kosmos was started twenty odd years ago by Fred. Taft, was original in name and character in those years, and filled a good field. The Fonda Times says: "The Fort Dodge postmastership contest is a spirited one between a German named Breen, and a son of J. F. Duncombe." Since when did Mr. Breen become a German? That may do down at Fort Dodge, but it won't work up this way. Bancroft Register: Capt. R. E. Jeansen having resigned as pastor of the Swedish Baptist church at Swea, Rev. Wm. N. Braur of Monmouth, 111., has been settled as pastor and the church is talking strongly of building a parsonage for him the coming summer. Elmore Post: Mrs. Wm. Ward of Irvington, Iowa, an old friend of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Mathers, is visiting those people in Elmore this week. Miss Minnie Rice's school southeast of town closed Thursday of last week. She returned to her Algona home Monday. State Register: Hon. A. D. Clarke of Algona was in the city yesterday on business. He is one of the most confident republicans in the state and he says that the party is going to win a glorious victory this year by just declaring that it is in favor of enforcing all the laws of the state. Spirit Lake Beacon: The editor of the democratic Algona Courier is endeavoring to make himself believe there are only a few republicans left in this country. We hope Secretary McFarland has mailed Bro. Hinchon a copy of the new Official Register containing the figures on the late election in this state. Emmetsburg Democrat: Monday a strange couple came to this city and LeMars is planning on a big interstate fair. The Sentinel is booming the matter, and the prospect is that a success will be made of it. Blanchard of Dubuque and some others have been indicted for criminal libel for contributions to the Chicago Sunday Sun. The mere fact that they have had anything to do with that sheet should entitle them to Immediate conviction without benefit of clergy. A man is pretty low down who adds to the filthy mess the Sunday Sun gets together. Mrs. Lucy Stone says that it has been in her time that women have gained the right to free speech, education, and to all occupations and professions. She contrasts the old time when an irascible tax payer at a Massachusetts town meeting said "the public money to educate shes? Never!" with the present, when all the leading universities admit women. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The first paper in the Atlantic) for April is the conclusion of Mrs. Mary Hurtwoll Cathorwood's serial, "Old Kaskaskio," which is, it seems to us, the strongest piece of writing that Mrs. Cathorwood has yet done. This and her previous serial, " The Lady of Fort St. John," show that she has a keen eyo for the romantic possibilities of certain little known epochs in earlier American history, which have for a long timo awaited u chronicler who could put them in a living way before the reader. -*-»Romance for April is the eighth in that magazine's series of special numbers, near- wanted to get married, but it seems they did not succeed. The would-be groom could not get anyone to identify him to get a license, so the effort had to be abandoned. It is said that they left for Algona, thinking that the clerk at that place would not be so exacting. Forest City Summit: Geo. E. Clarke of Algona came up here to attend to some legal matters last Tuesday. He held down the editorial chair in the Summit sanctum while recounting some of the old Kossuth county political reminicences and other things, which, by the way, have not lost all of their interest yet, but on the contrary grow bigger and better with age. Emmetsburg Reporter: Wm. Nelson and Eva Green of Algona came to Emmetsburg Wednesday morning, with matrimonial intent, and 'Squire Hefloy performed the ceremony and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson returned to the temptations of the wicked city on the east of us Mr. Freeman wont to Whitteraore last week and purchased a stock of potatoes, which article is getting very scarce in this neighborhood. That old game of initiating members in the oriental order of humility was worked at Bancroft last week by 24 Elmoreites, who came down. The Eye says: All candidates expressed themselves as being well pleased with the work save one John Jacob Astor Freeh, who became timid after the first degree and did not wait to receive the grand secret of the order, which wo hope may be confered upon him at some future time. All who attended feel well repaid for the time and money spent. LuVerne News: The country surrounding LuVerne is being worked now by a party of four men who are selling groceries by sample. We know nothing about the reliability of these men or the firm they represent. But we do know that this country has been worked a number of times in past years by men of the kind, and in every instance the farmers, when they received their goods and settled for them were forced to admit that they had an inferior quality at a price no bettor than a good article could have been obtained for in any of the local stores. Ing article on our common birds at the Social Union club Friday evening, which is very timely reading at this season. He said: The greater part of our northern Iowa birds are migratory. In fact we have less than 20 of the different varieties that are with us in the winter months. A few birds come down from the north and stay with us during the cold weather. The well known snow bunting is seldom seen except in very cold weather or during snow storms. The beautiful snowy owl comes and goes with the snow and has been found as far north as man has ever been. There are nearly 300 varieties of birds that are classed as Iowa birds. One would hardly suppose unless he had made bird life a study that there was one-third of that number of birds to be found In the state. : The question has, often been asked me, "Why do birds come north in the spring?" They come north to rear their young. They cannot breed in the southern climate. There are too many wild animals, too many snakes and aligators that break up their nests and destroy their young. There is only one species of wild ducks that ever breeds in the south, that is the beautiful "Summer"or "WoodDuck," and they build their nests in trees. I think that many of those who have made game birds a study have come to the conclusion that many of our game birds go south into South America some seasons to breed, and they give as a reason for it that there are many more birds come north some seasons than others. I am inclined to think there is some truth in their reasoning. In very mild winters I have known wild geese and ducks to come north in February, but generally March, April, and May are the months in which the birds come north. The first bird to arrive in the north is generally the March Hawk. Then comes the Canada Goose or Honker, the largest of all the goose tribe. Their movements and shape are more like the graceful Trumpeter Swan. The Trumpeter Swan is the largest bird found in Iowa. Specimens of the swan have weighed over 30 pounds. The Whooping Crane has been supposed by many to weigh more than the swan, but I think one has seldom been found that would weigh 20 pounds. I once killed a pair of Whooping Cranes one of which was over six feet in height. The Whoop- Ing Cranes build their nests on the muskrat houses in the large sloughs in Iowa. The female bird lays two eggs. As soon as the young birds can walk the male bird takes one of the young and goes one way, and the female bird takes the other young bird and goes off in another direction. You may wonder why they do this. The reason is the young birds will fight as soon as they can walk, and if not separated would soon kill one another. As soon as the young can fly_ the old and young come together again. There is a short time in the summer season, when they are moulting, that geese and cranes cannot fly. At that time they stay in the large canebreaks and wild rice swamps and make no noise. The question is often asked, "Can birds talk?" Birds can talk as well the balance of the water birds or of the large family of waders, but will confine the rest of my remarks to a few of the land birds with which we are all more or less familiar. All tlio Swallow family are found in Iowa except the, Forktail Barn swallow. I have never seen those outside of the New England states. The swallow gathers all his food while on the wing. I once saw a barn swallow killed that had 400insects in his crop. Have you ever noticed that at times the swallows will fly close to the ground? Many people say that Is a sure sign of rain. The cause of the swallows flying so near the ground is this: All of the insects that thr. swallow feeds upon are near the ground Press Notices Say Her interpretation 6f " Borgia" is Perfect and the Act* ing Without Fault. Friday evening the opera house company begin a series of entertainments, of the grade they hope to be able to maintain, with Miss Van Cortland in " Lucretia Borgia.'* The play is an English translation of Victor Hugo's great tragedy, and of Miss Van Cortland's ability to render it the reader may judge from the press notices given below. Her company appeared in ttie Grand at Dubuque last Friday and Saturday evenings. They were secured for Algona through the kindness of manager Welser of Decorah, who has as you or I, but they use a limited number Uaptlnt. Next Sunday morning the pastor will preach an Easter sermon and the house will be suitably decorated. The members of the church are earnestly requested to come to the covenant service on Saturday at 2:80 p. rn. Quiteanum- ber expect to unite by baptjsm and letter and experience, and a good attendance is desired. Make a special effort to come, and come on time. of words. Have you ever noticed a hen with a brood of chickens when a hawk comes near her? At her command every chicken will drop flat on the ground and never move till the hen tells them the danger is over. Every variety of birds has a language of its own, and I believe that if a person would spend time enough with the birds he could understand their l_an- guage. Their language is some like the Indian language to me, Twenty- seven years ago I went east of Algona to look after some wild geese. As I came near a field about a mile east of town I discovered that there _ was a large number of wild geese feeding on the oats. I think there were 5,000 birds on the field. On looking over the ground I noticed a low draw at one end of the field. This draw was grown up full of grass and weeds. I found that by being very careful I could creep up the draw and get very close to the birds. Some of the birds were within six feet of the edge of the grass and weeds. I crept up the draw very carefully and soon found that I was almost in the center of a very large lot of wild geese. Some of the birds were not more than eight feet from me. As I lay on the ground watching the geese one very large goose walked up so close to me that I could have touched him with my gun. He discovered me in the grass; he gave the note of alarm, and in an instant every goose in the field was on the wing. Geese flew so close to me that I could have touched them with my hand. Now every goose knew what that alarm note was, as only one goose saw me. Besides the Canada goose there have been found in Iowa the White-fronted goose, the Snow goose, the Hutchins goose, and one specimen of the Emperor or Wavy-winged goose has been killed here. That is the only one that has ever been seen east of the Rocky Mountains or away from the Youkon river. That is the great breeding ground of the Emperor goose. The Brant has been found In Iowa. I think only three or four have ever been killed. Their home is near the salt water on the east and west coasts. The first of the ducks to arrive north is the Mallard. They seldom go much below the frost line. A few specimens of the Black Mallard or Dusky duck have been found In Iowa. I saw Hon. Perry Belmont kill one in Portland township in this county, and was one of the finest specimens I ever saw. My brother killed one near Buffalo Fork some 16 years ago, They are more of an eastern coast duck and their notes are the same as the Mallard duck. Some seasons the celebrated Canvasback ducks may be found here In large and the bird is after those insects. The state of the atmosphere may bring the insect tribe down close to the ground. Nearly all of the woodpecker family are found in Iowa. The great pine woods woodpecker is here in very limited numbers. I have never seen but one that was killed here. I had one in my collection of birds of Iowa. It is now in the city of Des Moines in the rooms of the Highland Park Gun club. Ask anyone how it is that a woodpecker clings so close to a tree. Not one person In a thousand can tell. And they will doubt your word if you tell them that the bird holds on with its tail. You will notice that when a woodpecker alights on a tree his head is always up the tree. Now the outer points of the tail feathers are very stiff and sharp and when the bird strikes the wood he presses his tail against it and that is what holds him up. You will never see a woodpecker headed downward. The creaper family which many call woodpeckers can go over the tree in any direction. They have feet which hold on whichever way they wish to go, up or down or sideways. The kingbird is a very interesting bird for study, except you are keeping bees, then you will wish to get them out of the way as soon as possible. Many persons call them bee birds. They are very destructive to bees. On the top of their head just beneath the feathers is a bright red spot. When the feathers are apart it looks like a flower. The bees are attracted to that spot and find when it is too late that they have been deceived. The song birds are on the increase in our state. They find a chance to build their nests in the large bodies of timber that have been planted in every part of northwestern Iowa. Certain song birds must have trees wherein they can build their nests. The Scarlet Tannager cannot live outside of the woods. Its plumage is the most beautiful of all the Iowa song birds. No other small bird is found here with such marked colors. Its scarlet feathers seem to be as perfect as any of the birds of the southern climes. The Bo- hemian'chatterer is a very graceful, and handsome bird. In mild winters it can be found in large flocks near or on the mountain ash trees. It also feeds on such dry berries as can be found In our native timber. It is sometimes called the waxwlng. Four bright red spots may be found on each wing that look like red sealing wax. In. closing I want to appeal to all to protect our song birds; protect their nests. What is a country without them? Nothing so much interests us while out for a walk as the birds, trees and flowers. The constitutional walk does us no good whatever unless we have something to entertain our minds. When we go forth and see the birds and flowers which nature has provided, we feel that our walk has done us good. The mind is rested and refreshed, and we go forth to our labors feeling that nature's entertainment is good for all. already rendered many services to ouj? company. The scale of prices adopted is 75, 50, and 25 cents for this play, which are much lower than our people would pay in Dubuque or any city for IDA VAN COUTLAND. HOW MUOH IT WILL COST. Six-Days' Trip to tlie World's Fair Flcured Out. The Dubuque Herald has been cipher- Ing on what it will cost to see the great Chicago fair. And counting in all the side shows, street car rides, etc., etc., it finds that six days will cost $27.50 besides railroad fare. Counting that from Algona at $16 would give a total of $43.50. The Herald's figures are as follows: Sleeping car berth each way, 91.50 jn 00 Room, 0 00 Meals 0 00 Admission to grounds, a 00 All the side shows 5 25 Pleasure rides on electric boats, elevated, sliding, and Ice railroads, 55 One trip to and from the grounds on lake steamer, 85 Five trips on street cars, 50 This gives a liberal allowance for all expenses, and anyone can see where it could be curtailed if necessary. The 21 sideshows at 25 cents each are not part of the necessary expenses, and many will save the S3 sleeping car fare. For two, three, or four days the expenses would be proportionately less than this estimate. And on special occasions the railway fare will undoubtedly be several dollars less. These figures prove that a very cheap but satisfactory visit to the world's fair Is possible to all. WHITTEMOBE NOTES, The Kmmotsburu Democrat Telia a Ulg l»ool Story—A Xew Grocery Store. The usually veracious Emmetsburg Democrat Is responsible for the following: "Thursday Harry Cook went over to Whittemore to down the groat pool player of that place. Ho made an engagement with J. J. Knoer to play 20 games for $20 and came out the victor. Harry now thinks of going to New York to make a match with the best players in the great metropolis and also that the world's fair means thousands to him. " Dealy & Co. will open up a branch grocery in Whittemore. They will occupy the building to be erected by Mr. Murray. Mr. O'Toole will take charge of the new atone, i 1 *''" ««.t..i_i.. i_.?_•_ like prosperity, more will find the same entertainment. These are the prices the company will maintain, although it is paying Miss Van Cortland very much more than was ever before given in Algona for a company, except at the opening of the new house, The only possibility of success in the undertaking lies in a full house. If the people will once In about four or five weeks fill the house Algona can, during the coming five years, have as good companies as come to Iowa, in as good a house as there is in Iowa. The local company have left nothing undone to furnish facilities, and will have a handsome new piano here probably by Friday night. Manager Blossom has prospects of securing "The Turkish Bath" this spring, and sometime in May Madame Janauschek will possibly play " Macbeth." If such a company as the last can be had at all, It will only be by charging full city prices, and the manager will so announce at the time. But we believe the people will pay_ as much here as they would in Des Monies If they are assured that the company merits it. And by not having plays too often it costs no more in the aggregate in a year to see good ones than to pay less for poor ones. Miss Van Cortland at Dubuque. The Telegraph says of the play last Friday night: Miss Ida Van Cortland began her second annual engagement In Dubuque last night at the. Grand Opera house, appearing in the title role of Lucretia Borgia. We very highly commended Miss Van Cortland's impersonation of this character on the occasion of her appearance here last year, and we see no reason to chang the favorable opinion then expressed. She has if anything improved in her art and gave a most powerful rendition of the much maligned Duchess of Ferrura. At this she is simply magnificent, and her terrible despair when she realizes that she has, after once saving him, poisoned Genarro, her own son, and must die by hie hand, unknown to him as his mother, is as fine a piece of tragedy as anyone need care to witness. The play is one of the very strongest of the kind ever written, and Miss Van Cortland regards it as the principal in her repertoire, and her impersonation of the infamous Lucretia last night strengthens the hold she already had upon the theatre goers of Dubuque, Her company is one of remarkable evenness of acting and gave general satifac- tion. The Times says of the same performance: As the central figure of Victor Hugo's well-known tragedy of Lucretia Borgia Miss Van Cortland made her entree before a Dubuque audience at the Grand last night and made an unmistakable hit. She has all the physical attributes of a popular and successful actress in plays of this class and gave evidence last night of close study and the complete intellectual mastery of hew art. It is difficult to say whether she was superior as the tender mother' or the wicked and revengeful woman, The scene in the second act where she soliloquizes upon the insult offered to her was a fine example of suppressed passion, and in the third act she displayed the possession of a dissimilar power, in the part of the cajoling wife, to perfection. In wild outbursts of fury she was also effective, The company supporting her is an excellent one. certainly looks eopleof WhiHe- Notice, I wish to inform the public that I have the exclusive sale for Algona and vicinity of O. T. Raymond's celebrated house and villa paints, and will be pleased Ho quote prices and furnish samples to all parties giving me a call. The best is the cheapest. W. J. STUDLEY. A LARGE, new line of fine candles- just received at the Opera House grocery. B FARM loans, 7 per ct., Skinner Bros. blue birds and the THE ue rds and the robins are singing around the door of Studiey'V Modern Pharmacy. *

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