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MOIKE8J ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1898. tkt Vyyt* if* -FIRS* tEAB. filr to Subscribers. Ijtte copy, one year 11.50 (ll« copy, six months 75 one copy, three months 40 Sent to any addrtss at above rates. .Remit by draft, money order, or express or- MM Our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. DECIDED TODAY. President McKinley's message will fee given to congress today. It is rumored with show of authority that he will recommend recognition of the in-, dependence of Ctiba, with armed intervention if necessary. He will also discuss the Maine disaster with vigor. Congress will go as far as the president does and then everything will rest with Spain. The belief is that Spain will fight. Spain has never given any intimation of willingness to allow Cuba to be free, and Spain bus never admitted any liability for the blowing up of the Maine. Spain is bankrupt, her fleet is not us powerful as claimed, she will fight at great odds as soon as Cuba has been seized by our fleet, which will doubtless be the first move of the war. It will bo a short flght. ^^^^_ ====== . WAJl. Everybody assumes that sometime war will be no more. There is nothing in history nor in the character of the human family to warrant the assumption. War is merely one form of the ever present struggle by which the fittest survive. It is inevitable so long as races, creeds, and civilizations contend for mastery. A dominant race does not supplant an effete one without struggle. The Anglo Saxon is not taking the world peaceably. The Spaniard and the Chinaman will follow the Indian, but the trail will be bloody. "Rough hewn in flintiest rook are steps states climb to power by." War is a greatcivilizer. The world's progress has been by war. Peace means permanence, war overthrow. Institutions like forms of life grow and reach their limit. Death of both is important, but nothing in this world dies . of its own choice. Death of institutions means conflict. It will cost money and lives to exterminate Spanish cruelty and barbarism. War is a great character builder. •The essential mistake of all socialistic benevolence is the assumption that men will remain strong without struggle. All races that have been dominant have been stern. There must be granite rough and unyielding somewhere. Peace develops thrift, economy, accumulation and the minor virtues. Peace encourages art, manners, refinement, and the delicacies of life. War develops courage, patriotism. .War is bold, aggressive, dominant. Jefferson said, with a discernment for 'which he has never received due credit, that a country which would remain free should have war during every generation. Probably a year ago very many cherished the belief that the United States would never again have war, and yet in an unexpected manner, without much warning, we are again on the verge of war, a war that like our civil contest marks the friction between two civilizations. There is no reason to believe that this country will for many years be free from the possibilities of war. A growing menace to to the forms of government as well as to the commercial stability of Europe we are doomed to conflict. A war of collossal proportions may yet mark the close of this century. It may spring from China. Russia may test her power. It may be an insane freak of the German emperor. It may involve only European nations, or it may be the struggle that some day is inevitable when the civilization of the new world will be pitted against that of the old, districts in the state. It will come soon, however, and will very materially affect the northwestern counties When the change is made Kossuth and one other county will make a district A rearrangement of congresslona districts Will follow the census of 1900 This also will very materially affec this part of Iowa. No one can tel what the new Tenth will comprise o who will be our neighbors. A new dis trict is certain to be made out of th present Tenth and Eleventh. These,'together with changes in th official ballot, a proposed adoption c the Australian ballot in school elec tions, etc., suggest important modified tlons in our political machinery an political relations. SOME POMTICAi, CHANGES. The Titus resolution for biennial instead of annual elections was adopted by the legislature, and if it is regarded favorably by the coming session, will be presented to the people for approval. There can be little doubt that our yearly political contests are very likely to be dispensed with. The Whelan resolution for an increase of the membership of the house of representatives was also adopted and will be submitted to vote this fall. If it receives a majority 15 new members will be added to the legislature, 12 of them from northwestern Iowa. This is important in many ways, but especially in the selection of United States senator to succeed John H. Gear. It was rumored that the Gear men were opposed to the Whelan resolution because of the supposed advantage Geo. D. Perldns and Congressman DolUver would gain if either were a candidate. The enaotmeqt of a primary election allows every county or precinct in the etate to conduct its caucuses under protection of law. • It wijil lead very generally to the adoption of some .form of primary election, In Illinois the *'bob tail" primary, tried in Koesuth , last fall, has been legalized and is conducted at public expense. The Iowa does not go so far. No change was made ip senatorial NEWS AND COMMENT. The Emmetsburg Reporter quote some of the political stuff published in th Courier for the purpose of irritating Pal Alto towards Judge Quartdn, and refers t it as coming from the "Algona papers.' The " Algona papers" do not say " tha Palo Alto county wants the earth, becaus E. J. Hartshorn is a candidate for the nom ination to the state auditorship." 13otl the Algona republican papers have spoke: in complimentary terms of the candidac, of Mr. Hartshorn and neither one has re Icrred directly or indirectly to any exhibl tion of selfishness among our western nelgli hors. We will guarantee that both the A' gonu republican papers are fully as anxlou to see Mr. Hartshorn win as the Reporte is. Ames Times: The Emmetsburg Dem ocrat says it will take more than seeds t elect Dolliver to congress again. Yos deeds, and Dolliver !s the man to do them After Ex-President Harrison mad his speech on tax-dodging his nelghboi hunted and found that he had not paid hi dog license. The Nevada Representative suggests The party managers in the state have set tied to the conclusion—properly we bollev —that no more conventions shall go to Do Molnes until'that city shall provide a suit able hall. J. C. Harvvood, long time editor o the Clarion Monitor, has sold to his son BurtHarwood. The Monitor is an aggres ive fighter, and we hope that the pen o Harwood. the older, will still occasionall be wielded for the benefit of the exchange. If a caucus of gold men had met t read a silver paper out of existence it woul be called a conspiracy of the money powe against the independence of the press But when the silver members of the legis lature officially denounce the State Leadei because it is opposed to their theory, tha is an entirely different thing. This is queer world. A great many very good peo pie believe in liberty—liberty to think a they do. Smith D. Fry writes to the Registe from Washington: A heated argumen took place this morning in the office of th medical referee at the pension bureau bo tween Congressman Dolliver and the mod; cal referee about the decision in the case o John L. Wiley of Boorie, a helpless ok soldier whose claims for an increase of pen sion by repeated medical examinations ha been for some reason repeatedly refused The Interview is said to have been abou the liveliest that has occurred there fo some years, and will probably result in an order from the commission allowing Mi- Wiley's claim. If it does not, Mr. Dollive was overheard to say that congress wil correct the injustice of the medical author ities of the pension office within the nex 80 days. It is evident that the fight on Col Henderson has fallen through. This is nc time to bo changing experienced congress won. Will. Wells of the Alton Democra writes from Seattle and says the Klondiki is " cloudiest, foggiest, windiest, marsh iest, mossiest, scurviest, i-heumatioist pneumoniast, rainiest and frostiest lam Iowa people ever tackled and they run from pole to pole." He says it is $1,000 distance from Iowa. Frank Stillman writes to the Jefferson Bee from Washington: " The reception in official and collegiate circles in Washing ton accorded Mr. George E. Roberts of Port Dodge, recently appointed, without his knowledge, as director of the mint, must be exceedingly gratifying to Mr. Rob erts, as it is to his Iowa friends. Not only are 'his opinions received with market favor, but he has been elected as professoi of economics and finance in the leading Washington college, and will give frequenl lectures. He is also deluged with requests to make addresses upon the money question in various parts of the country. It will he well to keep your eye on George Roberts. He is a coming man." Congressman Dolliver got the following telegram last week: POUT DODGE, Iowa, March 28.—Hon. J. P. Dolliver, M. O., Washington: Appropriate $1,000,000 to feed starving Cubans. Back it if necessary with every gun in the navy. United States must not stand help less while innocent women and children are starved to death. God will not bless a nation that permits it. Signed by J. A. O. Yeoman, M. P. Healey, J. C. Cheney, J. W, Campbell, W. H. Tower, J. B. Butler, J. P. Duncombe, O. B. Grant, S. T. Meservey, and 800 others. Mr. Dolliver told a correspondent that "the fact that they take interest enough to write in this manner to me and to pay for the telegrams indicates that my district is in earnest and I expect to be permitted to vote for the line of action laid down." State Register: Senator Funk returns home after the session commanding the respect of all who have watched the, legislative proceedings of this/winter. He has been one of the leaders/in tbo senate and much of th? strength ol! the board of control measure was the/ strength which he gave to it. He stood for such & board 0 control l&st fall, When many politicians anc papers in that part of the state were in clined to falter. It pays to have convictions and to carry them out. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. E. S. Streiiter, a Portland pioneer, 1 in the south again to invest. Dr. Boody, M. Richardson's snn-in law, was elected mayor of West Bend The Swea City Herald says the elec trie light contract had, best be let tr Algona city itself. Frank Piper, the able editor of th Mail, was elected mayor of Sheldon b; a handsome mnjorlty. Emmetsburg has decided to put a dam across Medium lake and see if th south end near town will not fill up. The Earling hotel was sold at Spen cerlast week by the sheriff. Itbrough $6,744, with a $7,000 mortgage still un paid. BarnetDevine had seven fine hogi either strayed or stolon last week. Hi is a nephew of the original Barnet, anc a big stock raiser. Emmetsburg Reporter: Mrs. E. B Butler of Algona arrived Tuesday even ing and spent a couple of days visiting H. J. Wilson and family. Armstrong Journal: Mr. and Mrs John Kennedy, from near Algona, cam up Wednesday for a. visit with the! daughter, Mrs. W. R. Flomming. Jas. Dally was in Webster City las week. He tells the Tribune he ha given up all hope of his injured arm ever Improving so that he can use it. ChtiB. Slagle, operator at Clear Lake had a tumor removed from between hi shoulders last week. The Mirror say ho refused to take chloroform tint stood it like a statue. Charlie is ou Algona boy. Charley Oxley near Corwith wen hunting brnnt. He killed three at on shot and then visited a neighbor. Ii mounting his horse his gun caugh and one barrel was discharged making a clean hole through his neighbor') horse. Charley paid $40. The Western Electric Telephone company is building 250 miles of nev line in South Dakota, the contract fo poles and wires being already let. The Britt Tribune sa,ys: The Western Elec trie, from a short lino radiating froir Britt two years ago, is now the longes independent telephone line in th United States. Clarion Democrat: Presiding Elde Yetter preached a very good and im pressive sermon Sunday evening at th M. E. church. The elder " diagnosed' the case of the wayward and sinful in t manner that claimed the undivided at ten tion of his good audience, and hi "prescription" administered caused i number to do some serious thinking. Peter Hatterscheid has a valuable medal from Gerinnny. The Corwitl Crescent says: Peter took part in th Franco Prussian war from 1870 to 1871 His regiment was the first to meet th enemy after the declaration of war, a Saarlouis on July 19, 1870. He servec through the whole war and is nov ready and willing to help whip Spain Landlord Bircher is doingabighote business at Bancroft and is running a first class hotel. The Register says b has recently put in new carpets ii many of the rooms, halls and stairs o the Phoenix, and contemplates refurn ishing the house with iron bedstead throughout in the near future. Hi will also be among the first to put ii the acetylene lights. A new bank at Swea City is rumored The Herald says: Bancroft teamsten have been hauling stone from C. J. Len ander's farm southeast of town onto hii corner lot north of Dr. Saunders'place Just what this means we are allowec only to conjecture, some pretend to know that it means another now haul building for Swea City, It is a nice lo cation and ought not to stand idle long Al. Adams writes: A gentleman from the east, who is stopping in town this winter, a few days ago asked the oditoi of this paper what he knows about Wai" lake, how it originated and so on. Ai to the first part, we know there is wha are called Wall lakes in several ooun ties. Wo have personally examinee big Wall lake in wright county thai Harvard College sent a savant to lool< at once and he went home so disgusted that he never published his opinion There is also Wall lake in Sac county Wall lake in Hamilton county, and then there is Pickerel lake inPooahon tas county, Elk lake and Turnbull lake in Clay county, Okoboji lake in Dickin son county, all of which we have per sonally examined, and there are dozens and more of other lakes in northwestern Iowa, all of which are as much " wall lakes" as any of the others There is no " wall of stone that sur rounds" any of them. The only wal there is or ever was, is a ridge or bank of earth, mud and decayed weeds thai is like a narrow levee with now and then granite boulders that are clearly remnants of the glacial period mixed in with the earth and lying along between the open water of these lakes and the ow or marshy shores, mostly on the south or southeast sides of them. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. "Ursus," the prize poem in the April Midland Monthly (Des Moines) by Beatrice Harlowe of Milwaukee vividly pictures ,ho arena scene in Quo Vadis. Another n-ize contribution to that number is a beau- ifully illustrated paper entitled "Israels and the Dutch Painters," by Mary A. Sirkup of Port Dodge, recently returned 'rom her art studies abroad. The fiction department leads off with a thrilling wolf story by that prince of adventure story ;ellers, Prank W. Calkins. The number is 'urther enriched by latest portraits of the wives of several new senators, also a fine Jieture of the wife of Speaker Reed. All ho features of this number i»re admirably well sustained, - • » -i- -T- 4- The April Century has a group of aperson the Pennsylvania coal regions. Tenry E,dward Rood tells of the supplant- ng of English speaking miners by foreign- rsfrom Austria-Hungary and Italy, his aper being entitled "A Polyglot Com- nunity." Jay Hambidge gives "An Art- Bt's Impressions of the Colliery Regions," nainly in the vicinity of Lattimer, where be recent rioting took place. Both of hesei articles are illustrated with many trikinff pictures by Mr. Hambidtfe. Under be general heading of " Coal is King," Ed- ward Atkinson considers "TheAdvantages of England and the United States in the World's Commerce." -*- -t- •*The April number of St. Nicholas has a varied table of contents, including many seasonable features. In the opening article, " The Story of the Wheel," Frank H. Vizetelly traces the evolution of the bi cycle from its rude beginning in the "celer ifere" of the seventeenth century, througl the "dandy-horse." the "draisine," am the many intermediate forms, up to the " chainless" of the year 1898. Accompany ing the article are illustrations of all th important forms of the wheel. SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. J. W. Hinchon's niece, Miss Lizzie Healy of Fort Dodge has departed for Philadelphia for the purpose of enter ing a convent and becoming a nun Miss Healy is a sister of the Hon Thomas D. Healy, senator from th< Tenth district, and M. F. Healy. ex chairman of the state central commit tee of the democratic party, and pos Besses many of the characteristics of he brothers. After graduating from tbj high school inJFort Dodge she took i course at Notre Dame college and grad uated at the head of her class. She next took a course at Ann Arbor, wher she also graduated with high honors Her education was finished with course at the Boston Conservatory o Music. Shortly aftoinvard, in company with her father and brother Thomas D Healy, she made an extensive tour o Europe. Her departure for Philadel phia was known to none but the mem bers of her family. •4- -*--*The Sioux City news is that J. H Quick, the new mayor, is having trouble with his minor appointments. His sup porters are divided. -*••*••+• C. F. Curtiss, brother of Attorne Curtiss, sends out a bulletin from the Agricultural college on how to grow sugar beets. Anyone can get one b; dropping a card to the college. It i full of information on sugar boets. -(-•*--*The business men of Spencer have i farmers' sale and exchange everj Thursday. The Herald says that las Thursday $l,!i32 worth of stock and goods were disposed of. The sales have a tendency to draw a big crowd to town each sale day, and business of all kind is good. -t- -t- + The officials of the C. &. N. W. have issued an order concerning watch in spection which takes effect April 1. Al train masters, train dispatchers, con ductors, train baggagemen, brakemen train flagmen, yardmasters and fore men of switch engines, engineers, fire men. engine dispatchers and round house foremen, will he compiled to car ry watches of standard excellence and have them examined once a week u the local company inspector. The em ployes are forbidden to regulate th watches themselves. -i- -H -f- Dr. Paul, late of Kossuth, writes ir the Yeoman Shield: "Itistheambi tion of my life that the Yeoman shal live and pay all its debts when othe associations have been laid away to res forever. To see in my old age in; brothers and sisters in Yeomani'y lean ing with a certain confidence upon th faithfully maturing promises of its youth." The Yeomen are flourishing DEATH OF OOL. SAWYER. Commander of the Northern Uorder Brigade In 18«3-nurled at Sioux City. Col. Jas. A. Sawyer was buried al Sioux City Sunday. Lewis H. Smitl: was with him in his trip in 1805 across the plains, and speaks in the highest terms of him. Mr. Smith says: Many of the old settlers, and especially the survivors of the old "Northern Bordei Brigade," will be pained to hear of the death of that "grand old man" of the lion heart, Col. James A. Sawyer, who commanded the troops on the northwestern border of Iowa from 1862 to 1804, and the wagon road expedition from Niobrara to Virginia City, Montana, in 1865. His personal courage as evidenced in that trip of 1,100 miles through a trackless wilderness anc bands of hostile savages, many times a the risk of his own life, and his extreme gentleness of character and devotion to duty at all times were the admiration of all who knew him. New Jjlbrnry Books. The Monday club have added 74 vol umes to their part of the public library the past week. The list is as follows Famous English Authors, Famous Types of Womanhood, S, K. Bolton The Prisoner of Zenda, Simon Dale Phoso, Anthony Hope; The Old Gen tleman of the Black Stock, In Old Virginia, T. N. Page; The Critical Period of American History, J, Fisk; John March Southerner, G, W. Cable; The Missionary Sheriff, O. Thanet; The Story of Ab, S. Waterloo; The Ideal Life, H. Drummond; Why Go to College, A. F. Palmer; Hero Tales from American History, T. Roosevelt; Kenelm Chillingly, E. B. Lytton; The House of Seven Gables, N. Hawthorne; St. George and St. Michael, G. Me Donald; Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood, Jane Eyre, Shirley, C. Bronte; Tom Brown's School Days, T. Hughes; Hugh Winne, S. W. Mitchell; Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, C. M. Skinner; The Story of Jesus Christ, E. S. Phelps; The Christian, Hall Caine; Prisoners of Conscience, A. E. Barr; The Martain, Du Maurier; The Seats of the Mighty, G. Parker; The Pursuit of the House Boat, J. K, Bangs; Authors and Friends, A. Fields; The Story of an Untold Love, P. L. Ford; Jerome, M. J. Wilkins; Impressions of South Africa, J. Bryoe; The Sprightly Romance of Marsao, M. E. Seawell; Captain Courageous, R. Kipling; An Dpen Eyed Conspiracy, Checkers, H. VI. Blossom; Old Ebenezer, O. Read; joohmvar, S. R. Crockett; Carleone, ?. M. Crawford; From a Girl's Point of View, L. Bell; The Guardian Angel, Isie Vennir, O. W, Holmes; Anne, O. ?, Woolson, Red Rover, The Pioneers, Deer Slayer, The Spy, J. F. Cooper; The Hooeier School Master, E. Eggleson; Eight Cousins, Old Fashioned 3irl, L. M. Allcptt; Ben Hur, The Fair 3od, L. Wallace; 4 Boy of the Firet Empire, The Century Book of Famous Americans, E/S. Brooks; Shrewsbury, S. J. Weyman; Quo Vadis, H. Sien- fiewica; Shakspeare, 18 volumns; gt. ves, R. L. Stevenson. NEED MORE SCHOOL ROOM. BOARD WILL TAKE ACTION SOON. Baptist Church Leased for Temporary Use-Will Vote on Bonds for Another Building. The school board has rented a room in the Baptist church to temporarily accommodate the new school children, and Monday evening decided to submit a proposal for a new school house to vote. Upon investigation, however, the members doubt if under the new code a vote can be be taken on bonds at a special election, except to replace a school building destroyed by fire, etc. If a special election can be called it will be for April 18, a week from Monday. Bonds will be asked to the amount of $17,000. The district is still owing $7,000 bonds on the Third ward building and can raise $17,000 and be within the legal limit. The idea of the board is to erect an eight-room building, which at the rate of increase in our school population during the past two years will accommodate the town about eight years. The Third ward building has filled full in three years. The board considered submitting an alternate proposal, one part to bo the repair and refitting of the old normal building at a cost of about $3,000. But everybody consulted was very much opposed to any further tinkering with old buildings. The present enrollment in the 14 rooms of our present buildings is 713, and will be 720 before June. That would be an average of over 60 to a room if no outside room were rented. Last year the total enrollment was 680 showing a gain of 40 for the year. The enrollment by rooms is as follows: Miss Cramer's 53, Clara Mclntyre's 40. Olive Salisbury's 45, Harriet Schwer in's 50, Birdia Hotelling's 53, Tena Wallace's 43, Nettie Durunt's 52, Mae Hotelling's 55, Mrs. Horton's 48, Miss Coat's 63, Harriet Stephens' 48, Grace Wundt's 46, Carrie Schichll's 37, Itno- gene Gustison's 39. In addition to these is the attendance now accommodated in the Baptist church room. An average of 35 to the room is considered the best for school purposes. Whlttemore Teachers' Meeting. The program is complete for the big teachers' meeting to be held at Whittemore, April 16. It 'promises another successful and profitable gathering. Morning session opens 9:80. Miss Mary McDonald of Whlttemore, paper. How Should We Cultivate a Taste for Home Reading. Prof. W. H. Brown of Wesley, talk, Grammar In Our Schools. Mrs. A. H. Dorvveiler of Whittemore, paper, What Ought the Community to Expect of the School. Miss Carrie Goodwin of Burt, paper, How Should We Reach Better Results In Orthography. Afternoon session at 1:15. Prof. N. H. Connor of Burt, paper, Child Study. Miss Carrie Schichtl of Algona, paper, What Should the Community Expect of the Teacher Outside of the Class Room. County superintendent, talk, Causes of the Revolutionary War. Prof, L. C. Bowers of Whittemore, talk, Practical Uses of Mensuration. The meeting will be held in the Whittemore high school and general discussions will follow all parts of the program. Everybody come. School Kotos. Prof. McChesney of Burt has taken charge of the Swea City schools. The school board has elected Prof. Spencer for a period of two years after June, at a salary of $1,300. 'Prof. Spencer has done a great work for our schools the past year, and every patron will be glad that he is to remain. The new teacher is Miss Grace Cullaton, a graduate of the Burlington training school. She takes Mies Mo- Intyre's room in the Third ward building, and Miss Molntyre take the primary work in the Baptist church and is one of the most successfull teachers in our schools. OUE SOLDIER BOYS. They Are Seriously Expecting a Call to Arms Any Day—Sure to Go If War Coin OB. Company F- has every reason to expect a call to arms. The national guard will be the first military organization to look to after the regular army. The boys will be used, undoubtedly, for coast defense, probably in the north. They are all willing to sarve, and will prove an efficient fighting company if they are called upon. The roster of the company aside from Col. Thos. F. Cooke, Surgeon Morse, Hospital Steward Henry C. Adams, and Hospital Assistant E. C. Raymond is as follows: First lieutenant, Walter E. Ward; second lieutenant, James E Randall; sergeants, M, J. Walsh, Chas. H. Taylor, Elbert B. Tuttle, Roy Carpenter; corporals, Wm. H. Riley, Eli T. Burbank; musicians, Raymond E. Ward, Lute A. Stacy; privates, Chas. Bossingham, Ellison Blackford, Joseph S. Bestenlehner, Delavan Carpenter, Geo. H. Brooks, Fred. M. Cronan, Henry M. Dally, Jas. M. Dally, Walter J. Dally, Wm. J. Flanders, Wm. H. Gilbride, Matt.A. Holtzbauer, Louie Halvorsen, Wm, E. McMurray, Wm. B. MoMurray, Geo. Nelson, Alfred Nelson, John W. Minkler, John Peterson, Earl S. Robison, Edwin Richardson, Alba J. Seeley, Geo. E. Spongberg, Edward Sohrader, Will A. Salisbury, Walter E. Tellier, Leslie A. Tillotson dgar J. Winkel, Clarence F. Yetter. OOEDIAL TESTIMONIAL. Bev. A. Jj, Hudson Very Highly fi e » Crarded |n Buffalo, Rev. A. L. Hudson, formerly editor of this paper, has made an excellent mpression in Buffalo, N. Y., where he has taken charge of the First Unitarian church. The Buffalo Commercial says: "With increasing acquaintance, the good opinion which Rev. A. L. Hudson at once won from the parishioners of the First Unitarian church of Buffalo has deepened into warm and strong regard. Mr. Hudson is a man of strong and independent thought, and he couples with these abilities personal qualities of sympathy and spirituality which charm all who come in contact with him. The experiences which Mr. Hudson met in bis secular life as a lawyer in Sioux City brought him in touch with the everyday life of the world, and particularly with that of the ordinary business man, which is missed by many pastors who as youths have' gone directly from the theological seminary into the pulpit. Mr. Hudson has practical, everday ways of looking at the problems of life that rnnke him as companionable and as easily understood by the men of the workaday world as by those who have given their minds more exclusively to the consideration of philosophical and sociological questions. He is already come to be considered the right man in the right place, not only by the congregation of the Church of Our Father, but by all those with whom he has Come in contact." _ _ NEW ROADS AND GEADES. The County Fathers Hold T'MMI- ular Meeting !<"'<>:• April. The county board mot in reguliii 1 session Monday. The businuss has been largely thiitof arrangi'iif: fur roads and grades. Tlio old cmirl IIOUKO out house has boon'givon to t,ho county ngricul- tural society arid will ho moved. Mat. Holzbauer is also secured as janitor another year at $25 a month from April 1 to Nov. 1, and at $30 from Nov. 1 to April 1. • Mrs. Anna Fisher and family, county charges, have been given $54, 10 of transportation to Arkansas. ROUTINE MATTERS. John G. Smith appointed a committee to report on bridge asked for by Chas. Pompe; to build grade and small bridges across the Des Moines between Portland and Plum Creek; to build a bridge if necessary across Four Mile creek. M. Weisbrod appointed a committee to build if necessary a grade between 4 and 5 in Fenton; to report on grades asked by Thos. Sherman; to apprentice Bertha McKinster out. W. J. Burton appointed a committee to report on petition for grade on south line of 20 and 21-99, 29. E. Kunz appointed a committee to report on grade and bridge on 36, Buffalo township; 011 36 and 1-97, 28. Mrs. Thos. Hanley allowed $10 a month until June 1; Mrs. A. D. Hubbard $8 until Sept. 1; Mrs. John Wolfe $7 and $3 house rent to W. A. Wright until Sept. 1; H. Blinkman$15. Mrs. Tibbitts allowed $10 on tax of last year, being a soldier's widow. Tax of 1897 on lot 22, block 278, Algona, abated, owner a soldier's widow. Tax of 1897 on lot 3, block 3, Lu Verne, abated, owner a county charge. ' Road on 32-94, 27 vacated, all owners adjacent asking it. TAX PAYEES GET A LIFT. The City Council Raises Many Assessments-Meets Next Tuesday to- Hear "Kicks." The city council concluded its labors as a board of equalization last evening. It raised a lot of assessments both on moneys and credits and on merchant's stocks, and will meet next Tuesday to hear reasons why the raise should not remain. The list is not given out till today, when it will be pinned on the council room door. But THE UPPER DES MOINES can state that a lot of surprises are in store for the people. GEEAT AOTOE IN A GEEAT PLAY. Clay Clement to Be In Aluomi Next. Week Thursday Evening. It hardly seems possible to write words that would be more praiseful reading than those that have been written time and again about Clay Clement's play " The New Dominion," and Clay Clement's acting as Baron Hohenstauffen, the German gentleman, around whom that play revolves. Said a gentleman in speaking of the play and the performance, "I have seen the play in different parts of the country nine times, and always the audiences have evinced the greatest pleasure it is possible for a play to give. During the progress of Mr. Clement's story the tearoftimes bedims the eye and is quickly chased away by a smile or a laugh. I have never yet seen a play that created more and heartier laughter, yet every laugh is gotten legitimately. It is the result of some nat- ; ural situation or the fun contained in some witty line. The laugh springs spontaneous from perfectly natural causes, just as do the tears. There is not a bit of mawky sentiment in the play. Yes I have seen it nine times and I believe I can enjoy it 99 times.: I think I must have talked to 9.000 people, and I have the first one yet to meet, who has seen it, who did not hl <eit." Coming April 14 at th,e Call. LOVELY LETTERS. 11 What lovely letters I receive from Ma • ry Hopkins," said one young lady to another in our hearing, and while we are not acquainted with the individual referred to, yet this remark gives us a favorable opinion of her, which we likewise have of all who master the art of letter writing, for such persons seldom fail to win their way to social and business prominence. Parents, give your boys and girls a chance. Buy each one of them, who is ten years old and over, a scholarship in some school of correspondence where trained teachers conduct a practical and instructive and exceedingly interesting course of social and business correspondence with their scholars, old or young, at their homes. At the school named below the price of tuition has been reduced to the remarkably small sum of $3.40 per year, payable sixty cents quarterly in advance, or $2.00 in one cash payment. For some time this school has also furnished its scholars all needed stationery, and will continue to do so in the future. Let that progressive word, "Now" which has been the key note to so many successful careers, be your watchword, and apply at once for a scholarship in the Na- tioaal School of Correspondence at 1805 Fourth Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn

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