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THE OTP1M MB MOIKIOS: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAROtt 16, 1898. * V . . . _ .... _-.._;,: -..=.• j_ .-.•--.-. ,_, .,_, ....-„.-„,., r-| j iirnii^ara'^^^M^^^^^^^M^^^iiltttliMMrtl SIT tNOMAM * Tafrms to Subscribers. jn« c«f»y, one year ....................... 11.60 te copy, sir months ............ ......... 75 bi copy, three months ................... 40 Sent to any address at above rates. ^ draft, money order, or express or- dtet ftt our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. No WAU YET. During the week the United States hftB bought two big war vessels of Bra- 'ztl. Preparations for war are going on. The report on the Maine disaster Is being withheld until we are ready to fight. Then it is" evident President 'McKlnley will make demands of Spain. The outcome seems to be that Cuba will be free. War is probable. UNFOUNDED INSINUATIONS. L. S. Coffin, who sometimes impresses THE UPPER DBS MOINES as a gentleman of substance nnd sometimes as a cheap and vain sample of the "professional farmer," is out in an attack on the management of the state university, directed mainly at President Schaeffer. He intimates that President Sohaeffer Is unknown to tho general public. Anyone can determine for himself what tbat goes for if he will ask himself who are the presidents of our other leading colleges. Can Mr. Coffin name readily the presidents of the Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota universities? Can he tell who was chosen to succeed Angell at Michigan University during his absence abroad? Perhaps a half dozen college presidents are known generally. These have bo- come known usually by some sensational attitude toward public questions. President Elliot of Harvard came into notoriety by urging that the Mormon movement was substantially the same as the puritan settlement of New England, and by advocating extreme free trade. President Andrews of Brown, President Gates of Gnnnell, and others might be cited. But who is president of the Northwestern University at Evanston, a college equal to any in the west? The fact is, and it is recognized by college men, the prominence in the public eye gained by such men as Andrews, Gates, and even Elliot is not for the good of institutions of learning, while the work of business presidents, of whom Mr. Schaffer is one, is what today is especially needed. Pros. Sohaeffer has two qualifications for his position, which in the present condition of the Iowa school are indispensable. He knows what a university ought to be, and he has the executive capacity and pleasing address to eliminate friction and keep the departments under his charge at work. "Farmer" Coffin says: "There are grand schools in Iowa where the highest Christian morality is valued and lived out in the lives of their high officials as well as taught. To these schools hundreds of students are sent that were it not for rumors that create fear, would bo in the state university." And again ho refers to Capt. Chantland's answer to a former article as an attempt " to excuse the light attendance at the university compared to what it should have." First as to facts. The attendance at the state university has doubled in the past eight years. It has increased steadily every year during the present panic. There were, during the first term of 1897-98, 37 more students in the collegiate department than were enrolled during all of last year. The attendance has grown so much faster than the accommodations that classes are held in basements and in rented rooms. Every committee from the legislature that has visited the school, instead of talking about small attendance, has talked about small accommodations. The special investigating committee, instead of finding a basis for "Farmer" Coffin's insinuations, found the state university shabbily provided for, and among its strongest friends in this legislature have been the three men who put in two weeks in turning . on the search light. As to "Farmer" Coffin's insinuations they'are the belated survival of the prohibition fight in Iowa. Iowa City has a large Bohemian population in one corner of the city. The Bohemians are as peaceable, as industrious, and as law abiding as any part of our foreign population, but they are great beer drinkers and they bitterly resisted the enforcement of' prohibition, gaining throughout the state an unenviable reputation for the university town. Aside from this there is nothing whatever in the continued, indefinite, unfounded, and in part malicious talk flhout the moral surroundings of the university. The university surrounds the young with as excellent social opportunities as are enjoyed in any city in Iowa, while the religious and moral atmosphere, both in the school and in the city, is far above what may be found in Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, and dozens of other seats of learning. The mere fact we would suggest that he stop oft a! hourbr two at Iowa City. Inthattim he can visit President Schaeffer a home and in the college, he can se what the Y. M. C. A. has done, he cai meet some of the citizens, talk with the students and professors, and know something about actual conditions, this is asking too much we would sug gest that he visit a h'alf hour with hi distinguished townsman, Senate Healey, and absorb from him the in formation that ought to precede tw columns in print. NEWS AND COMMENT. The Spirit Lake Beacon gives Judg Quarton a hearty editorial endorsement " The announcement that Mr. Quarton is candidate to succeed himself is nothln more than was expected, and is eminent! fitting in the light of the excellent recor he has made on the bench. As a trial law yer he had no peers in the district abandon ing a lucrative practice to accept the judge ship, and a second term would bo nothin more than Just recognition of faithful sei vices rendered. In the supreme court hi record is equal to any Judge in the state old or young, which is a splendid recom mendation for continuing him in the jud cial service. While other candidates hav been mentioned, the Beacon is loath to be Hove there will be any serious oppositio to Judge Quarton." Judge Lot Thomas is swinging roun the circle over west. Ho is everywhere re gurded as a formidable candidate. Con gressman Perkins has formally announce his candidacy for re-election. Geo. E. Roberts writes strong letter from Washington to his Fort Dodgo Mes senger counselling against war. The editors of the Fifth district wi go to Omaha in June to see the expositioi Lafo Young has also called a meeting o the state association for that month t Omaha. J. R. Jones' views on landlordism ar heartily endorsed by the Armstrong Jom nal, which says: "In this immediatevicin ty there are a number of landlords who ow and control large tracts of land, who mak no improvements whatever, aside from breaking the land and erecting a littl shanty or hovel in which their tenants elc out an existence. Very few of the bes class of rentei's are willing to put up wit this kind of improvements, and as a conse quence it is only the poorer class of tenant who till these lands. The Carroll Herald, Spirit Lak Beacon and other strong papers up thi way endorse E. J. Hartshorn's candidac for state auditor. The Herald says: Wit him as their candidate republicans woul be strong with the people. As a state off cor he would be capable and painstaking Ho would make a record that those wh worked for him would be proud of. H would bo a strong candidate and a good offl cer. Senator Funk's work for the board o control bill is boing recognized. The Reg ister says: Senator A. B. Funk has no made any long speeches for the board o control bill, but he has been on deck all o the time. In fact, he has been on the bridg< of the ship. The senate is still wrestling with tin board of control bill at Des Moines. It has had several test votes on amendments, bu the friends of the measure have won eacl time. The fight has been over the methoc of selecting the board. It is practically as sured now that the senate will pass the committee bill. In the house it is likely tc be amended, although no one knows ye what will be done. Representative Farlej is of the opinion that the bill will pass in some form. The opposition is very deter mined, however, and has plenty of ground! for argument. The more the plan is con sidered, the more cautious the conservativ Judgment of the state is regarding it. It is said that Ed. Hunter of Des Moines is very likely to be the democrat! member of the board of control, if it is adopted. The suggestion of such an ap pointment shows what is possible and wha is probable. Ed. Hunter is a good businesi man, but what would the appointment o such a man to such a place foreshadow? that the school has ministers graduated such as Miee Safford of Sioux C}ty, Rev. Rayj&f AifOftft, Rev. Hosteller, of Stows l<aka Qollege, Rev. Walker, an Algoflft etudenj;, is Coign, profee,aeji to be, a traveller, Before he again es' 'prejudice IN THIS JJEIGHBOBHOOD. Estherville voted on a §5,000 new school house Monday. J. L. Kamrar of Webster City is nearly recovered from his recent injuries. August Rlngling, father of the Ringling Bros, of circus fame, died at Baca- boo, Wis., Feb. 17, at the age of 71 years. The Armstrong city schools closed last week on account of an epidemic of measles among the school children of that place. Referring to the Whalen trial the Emmetsburg Tribune says: This case is one of many illustrations of Judge Thomas' peculiar fitness for the bench. Col. Clarke came up to Spirit Lake from Cedar Rapids Monday to make arrangements to have his cottage moved on to his fine farm on West Okoboji lake. Erametsburg Tribune: Ex-Postmaster Hinchon of Algona Is arranging for a trip to Europe in May or June next. Bro. Inghara should take notice and arrange for his European outing in the summer of 1903, as we expect to relieve him of official responsibilities that year. Armstrong Journal: At Swea City a few days ago a man stood on the street corner for three hours and advocated war with Spain. At the conclusion of his remarks his wife came along and took him by the ear and marched him home. Never was a warrior bold led Into shameless captivity with §ueb meek and V?wJy acquiescence, Dr. Kennedy of the state board of health found a case of leprosy up in Gr^eitinger, iu§t acmes- the Kxjs^uth lipe }n Palo AU.Q, He says, ^gweyer, roey Is not poptiaflous, w pnly so, wfcile opnautpptlon, ii high' 6.000 deaths a year from consumption. He says if the people want to pot. eXclt- ed, consumption is the excited over. disease to Ret Plans are now being made for n great gathering of the order of Modern Woodmen of America at n picnic, to be held at Spirit Lake some time near the 16th of June. The organization having charge of this affair Is called the M. W. A. Northwestern Picnic association and includes in its jurisdiction the counties of Rock, Nobles, Jnckson nnd Martin in Minnesota, Ijyon, Qseeoln, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Pnlo Alto, Clay, O'Brien, Sioux. Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vistn, Pocahontas, Humboldt and Woodbury In Iowa, nnd the counties in South Dakota bordering upon the counties named in Iowa nnd Minnesota. Hampton Recorder: On Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Burl, Kossuth county, occurred the marriage of Miss Nora L. Toothman to Marion E. SHvius. of Hampton. Tho marriage took place fit the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lev! Toothmnn, Roy. A. G. Wnrd of Webster City officiating, and only immediate relatives to the number of about 20 wore present. After spending a week visiting friend atSheldon, Iowa, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the happy couple returned bore on Friday last nnd In the evening were given n reception by tho brother of the groom, Frank Silvias, nnd their sister, Mr.*. Jennie Krukow, at which none but immediate relatives worn present. The bride is a granddaughter of Mrs. Warner Marble and a nieco of F. 13. Marble of our town. The newly married couple will reside on tho, Silvins farm two miles north of Hnnipton. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Tho March number of the Century opens with a paper on " The Mammoth Cave of Kentucky," written by John It. Proctor, formerly state geologist, of Kentucky, and accompanied by man striking illustrations by Castaig-no.. John Sidney Wobb describes " The Kivcr Trip to ihe Klondike," with pictures redrawn from photographs. Last summer Mr. 'Webb made a tour of investigation alone the entire const of Alaska, find up 1.>ie Yukon sis far as the Klondike mines, on behalf of the Alaska Commercial fiompnriy. His inr«;i- R-ations, therefore., ineluck'd r>ot ozsl.v the famed Klondike, hnt the ot.her m'ssks ar.c. streams tributary to Uie Yukon. Edward S. Curtis tells of " The Rush to the Klondike over the Mountain Pusses" aiso illustrated from photographs. Jonas Stadlir.c. the Swedish journalist, who flpsrnbw! tor the Century " Androe's Flight Into the re- known," pives an account, of the remarks- recovery by the killing of a wtrrior-picoon of the sole message received from i.he aeronaut. The March number of St. Xicho'a has for a frontipiece a drawing by Geore Wharton Edwards, "A Milkmaid of Dord recht." The opening paper is by "VY. S Harwood, and is devoted to"TheGrea Lakes." Mr. Harwood has gathered manj interesting facts about these vast iulau! seas, their history, peculiarities, and sceni grandeur, and he also tells of thevas amount of commerce that passes throug] them. There are many illustrations, in eluding a number of striking pictures o lake navagation. Oliver Herford contrib utes a characteristic illuminated poem "The Snail's Dream." The poor creature imagined that it was the "lightning limitec express," and even with its sleepy eyes i beheld placards bearing the iucription " Look out for the Snailway Train." SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. The old Richards place southwest o Livermore, the old-time half way house between Algona and Hutnboldt, nearl} burned down a week ago. The hotel at Lost Island lake, Ruth ven, will be run this season by a Des Moines man. The hotel will be opened early in order to accommodate huntero and fishermen. -f- ~r~ -i~ John Conners, a pioneer of LuVerne township, has been subjected to a crit ical surgical operation at Livermore He is very low, but is improving-. ~T~ -r- -f- Emrnelsburg is discussing 1 what to do with Medium lake. A business men's meeting has been held. The Reportei says: " Some were for draining it while others were for building a dam at the railroad bridge to keep the watei in this end. No definite conclusion was reached." The " lake" has been a dr\ weed bed for some time. -f- -4- -=Bailey: A Kossuth county boy has had his head ", reshaped" at Chicago. He had epilepsy caused by a pressure of the skull on a part of his brain, the skull was flat owing to an injury re ceived when a child. The doctors cut put a large piece of the skull and raised it, removing the pressure from the brain, and he will get well. If the remedy is permanent, a large portion of the democrats of Kossuth county will be operated on. They have had a " pressure of brain" ever since election, and it is thought that a raising of the skull is he quickest way to reduce the swelling. However, the republicans say they will reduce it some if they evei gel a chance at them at another elec- ,ion. Wright county has had two school louses burned by incendiaries in the past few weeks. •i- -f- •*" One of tho most eloquent pulpit ora- ors of northern Iowa is Presiding Slder Yetter of theM. E. church," says he Livermore Gazette. "The people of this charge have come to look inxiously for his quarterly return, ["hey were not disappointed last Sun- lay and the general comment was, 'The >est sermon I ever heard.' He chose or his text, Acts 20, 24, 'But none of hese things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself,' etc. He be an with a review of Paul's life. He drew with the hand of a master a character and a life sublime in its high ights, rugged in the shadows and half .ones. Paul was a man of convictions, he gave up his old belief upon being onvinced that another was truer and iter. The suicide is a coward and a riminal. Still life is not the most im- •tant thing in the world. Principle 8 dearer and life has been saorafloed to t unreservedly. Moses, Christ, Cromwell, Linoolp, every great man has had purpose la life, a course to run, a work, tp do. environment, the cqurse, s chosen for us. Happy ie the man 0 takes the course marked out fitters down every difficulty. Jt is o much the length of the couree, not a web. whe&bepU be viewed by mil- Hone or unseen pi men, but the faith we put. Into It counts most. Don't try to make n sixth class doctor of R firstclns blacksmith. Honest, consecrated, god ly men nre ncodod behind the ban! counters, nnd between the plow hnndlos. God holds you rosponsibli for tho faithful porformnnco of you duty, no matter now much trouble 1 ma.v bo. Even a verbatim report o this sermon would bo tntna beside tho original, so much of Iho speakers on tlnisinstn, earnestness, nnd persona magnetism would It lose." JUST 30 YEARS AGO. Saturday nlpht Feb. 8. 1867, th home of .Tames Henderson in tho poutl pnrt of Algonn. wna burned, nnd th Tuesday morning following Ambrose A. Call's home, situated where hi present home now stands, wns burned The wenther was bitterly cold, the mercury being 16 below zero when tho Henderson family were turned on scnntily clnd. But Httlo wns save( from tho Henderson homo and there was no insurance. Mr. Call saved some of his furniture nnd had sninll insur ance. Both homes wore totally do stroyed. It wns a big loss to the Al ffona of those dnys. ->- -»- -i- County Treasurer Jns. P. White o Palo Alto was over on n visit. In 1801 Palo AHo warrants sold at 25 cents 01 the dollar. Now they nro worth o( cent?, Pnoli was thoeounty sent. Pnlo Alto's first county sent was Soda Bar But Palo AHo didn't long- have use foi anything so mild as a soda bar. Addison Fisher was ohosen chair man of the county board of supervisors Jan. 6. 1S67. At this meeting a com raittee was appointed to select land foi the rtc>or farm. Philip Dorweiler peti tloned for a road to the "Dorweilei Settlement" and it was granted. The Iowa legislature hud gotten down to business by the last of January Among- :he bills wns one to encourage the planting of trees, our tree exemption law. THE UPPER DES MOKTES reports petitions for " a more stringent J prohibitory liquor Jaw." John P. | Irish offered a resolution to repeal the i existing law and enact a license law. He VCRS best en by a vote of TO to '2S. Judge Hubbard of Dubuque was member of congress for this district. He wrote to Judge Call. Jan. 30. 1S67. that the McGregor railway was coming to Algona, The Chicago Tribune advertised land on the river about Alsrona at $3 an acre. The Good Templars went to Springvale, three loads of them, for a visit, Feb. 6. Algona bad a beer saloon for the first time. TheGoodTemplars were organized to offset its influence, and the beer seller finally joined the order and quit. Algona needed a brick yard, a harness maker, and a railroad. That i the enumeration in the paper, and a column was devoted to these three. Algona had the lyceum spirit. It is a coincidence that it should have revived exactly 30 years later. On Feb. 6 THE UPPER DES MOINES announced: "The citizens of Algona are requested to meet at the town hall next Friday evening at early candle light to take into consideration the propriety of holding stated meetings for general improvement. The object of these meetings is to call forth the talent of our lawyers, doctors, and ministers in the form of addresses on the topics of the day, etc." Boone used to be called Montana. Boonesboro was the old town, and Montana the new, A railway company was organized at Montana to build up to Springvale, with B. F. Gue president. It was intimated that the managers didn't know their business or they would have found out that Springvale was not the end of the great ways. world by a GEO. E. OLARKE FOR DOLLIVEB, He Writes a Letter to a Friend In Calliouii County Who Wants to Support Illiti. The rumor that has been circulated that Geo. E. Clarke would be a candidate for congress this fall led n Calhoun friend to write to him about it. In reply Mr. Clarke wrote: ALGONA, March 13.—Dear Sir: Your favor of tho llth inst. received and contents noted. The use of my name in connection with any aspirations for congress is unauthorized and contrary to my desires wishes, and ambitions. I would not accept she nomination and election to congress if .t was voluntarily and unanimously made I am entirely satisfied with my law business. I shall do what I can. in a quiet way, ;o support Mr. Dolliver's renomination. I think it would be a pity to the district and state for a man of his ability and national reputation, to be turned down in order to gratify the spite of disappointed office seekers. Allow me, however, to thank you very sincerely for your kind letter. Very "ruly yours, GEO. E. QLAKKE. PLETH m JAliT UKOUU'S Former Lwucl Alan Said to Be in Durance Vile. Armstrong Journal: Julius Pleth, orpaerly a real estate dealer in Algona and quite well acquainted In this lo- iftllty, is now holding down one of the cells io the Albert Lea jail on the ibarge of forgery. soap a good thing at Gr^ye $ gp.n'8, Everybody Come AND SEE AT "^ James Patterson's. SEE those seed potatoes for #1.00 per bushel. You will send off and pay two dollars. SEE that soap, ten bars for 250. SEE that soap, four bars of toilet for zoc. SEE those garden seeds. SEE those lawn seeds. SEE that ten-cent coffee. SEE that 5o-cent tea. SEE those egg cases—no eggs broken if you have one. SEE that 5o-cent syrup. SEE that five-gallon can of syrup for $1.50. SEE those five-cent prunes. SEE those five-cent raisins. SEE those five-cent cigars. SEE those fine apples. In fact there are so many things to see that it would take days to mention them all. Come In and see for yourself and I know you will go away satisfied that my place is where you want to buy your goods. Yours for business, Cowles' Block, No. 8. James Patterson. The best is always the cheapest. —Chase & Sanborn's Teas and Coffees FOR SEVERAL REASONS- 1st. They are better strength and go farther, 2d. If they go farther they are cheaper. 3d. The flavor is better. 4th. The quality is always the same. 5th. The superiority of their goods secured the World's Fair contract and pleased the millions oi people who were served with them, and they will please you. 6th. (And last) we guarantee every pound to be the best goods on the market, and prices the lowest. WfVLKER BROS., EXCLUSIVE AGENTS. War! War! While reading of the "Maine" disaster, do not lose sight of the main fact that J. A. Hamilton & Co., Are leaders in Hardwood Lumber, Wagon Stock Sewer Pipe, Brick, Tile, Wood, Posts, and Fencing. Everything we sell is the best of its kind and bought m car lots. J. A. Hamilton & Co., Frank Nicoulin Land Company, OFFICES AT WHEATON, MINN., ORTONVILLE, MINN And ALGONA, IOWA. ? n °d '-I^K,^ 1 ^ Land that can be bought for and will double m value. Land for a poor man to buy ° f ^ °' ikelo Usmore nee to list more. l, Count y for ^ale-would have hundreds of agents lookinp- un rn'<?rnm- "? ft£" y ° Ur fan " " st '° ^ h "S. It wTl. a " these "ents for sale. rale to Frank Nicoulin land Company, NSURANGE. Alsotaua, Lom wd Collecti Office over Al^onft state a«s«, Farmers' of Cedar Eapids, Phoenix of Hartford. Hanover of New York, Minnesota Fire, Minneapolis, BpoUford of Eookford, u»»^^»^ k ' QUO, M, BAIUY.