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WPER DES MO1NJB8; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1898 THIMT-SfiCOITD TSAR. mtitHAM A WARRSN. i to Subscribers. One copy, one yeat Jl.BO one copy, sis months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Kemlt by draft, money order, or express order at ptir risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. Some University Notes. Rev. Frank Gunsaulus, whose eloquent address on Savonarola is still remembered in Algona, preached the baccalaureate sermon at Iowa City a Week ago Sunday. He is entirely recovered from his recent illness, but comes out with one leg permanently shortened over two inches. He is looking in splendid health, and spoke with great energy. His sermon was said by old baccalaureate sermon 1 isteners to be the best ever preached on a like occasion in Iowa City. Dr. Gunsaulus is an orator, and he was eloquent in the selection and treatment of his text, which was simply the Inscription on the cross which was in Greek and Latin and Hebrew. He recalled his visit to Algona, and said that he spoke only once or twice after leaving here before he fell and received the injury which for a year kept him confined. •4- •*•+.. Rev. Walter M. Walker was out from Elgin, 111., to attend a reunion of the class of 1883. He met 19 of his old classmates. He was one of the most eloquent of the ulumni banquet speakers. He is planning a visit to Algona soon with Mrs. Walker and the little daughter. -*--*--*In many ways the event of the commencement program was Justice Brewer's address to the law students. It was a defense of the decision of the United States supreme court in the income tax cases. Justice Brewer is one of the ablest members of the United States supreme bench, a scholar as well as a jurist, and an able and forcible speaker. He declared that the time would come when the income tax decision would rank among the greatest and most honored of the adjudications of the court. He made a powerful argument, going fully Into the merits of the controversy, and concluding with a plea for full and frank recognition of the binding force and efficacy of every provision of the national constitution. -f- •*• H- Among the interested listeners to Justice Brewer was Gov. Larrabee, who did not wholly agree with his conclusions. Gov. Larrabee was the only member of the state board of control to be present at the meeting of the university regents, although all were specially invited. The board of control has nothing to do directly with the university management. But the board of regents has invited the board of control to be present at all its meetings and has ordered full reports of all its proceedings to be sent to Gov. .Larrabee, Judge Kinne, and John Cownie. Gov. Larrabee appears to be in quite vigorous health, and is devoting untiring energy to the work of revising and reorganizing the work of the state institutions. •*-•*••*Justice Brewer and ex-President Pickard of the university met for the first time in 51 years at this commencement. When they knew each other as young men Justice Brewer was a country school teacher in Kansas. •+- -*- -*One of the collegiate graduates this year is a darkey, who has paid his way through school by waiting on the hotel tables. He ranked at the head of a large class, and becomes by scholarship a member of Phi Beta Cappa society, the society of scholars. The address of this society was given this year by Harry Judson Pratt, dean of the collegiate faculty of Chicago university. Prof. Pratt made an able a •' -cholarly defense of the position of th ; j country in the present war. His topic was the prospect of universal peace. -f- -i- -i- Work will begin on the new collegiate building of the university this fall. This building is to be 230 feet long by 130 feet wide, three stories and an f eleven foot basement, of cut stone. It will cost nearly $175,000 and will be one of the handsomest collegiate buildings in the west. In general style it will conform to the old state capitol building which will for all time be retained as the central building of the university, and which architecturally is a model. fees paid by students not only cover running expenses, but leave a margin for the general expenses of the university. -«- •«- -t- For Iowa boys and girls there is no comparison between the advantages afforded by the Iowa uriiversity and any school outside the state. Many of the departments at our university have men at the head of them ot national reputation, and in all the work is thorough and earnest. Whatever our school may lack in buildings and equipment is more than compensated by the acquaintance made with Ihe young men and young women who in a few years will be at the head of Iowa affairs. Over half the district judges of Iowa are from the Iowa City law school, and two of the supreme judges. Moreover it is evident that not many years will see our school behind in the outside accessories. The state is taking more pride in it. Gov. Shaw is one of the most active and most valuable members of the board of regents. He has aided also in securing to the board the services of some of the state's host men. His appointment of Judge Babb, late democratic candidate for governor from the First district, brings to it a man of influence and ability, as well as of college training. Two other valuable members have lately been added, Mr. Cable of Davenport and Major Higley of Cedar Rapids. Mr. Cable is a brother of the president of the Rock Island railway, a business man of greatability. Major Higley is president of the Merchant's National bank, of which Chas. E. Putnam, a Kossuth pioneer, is cashier, and also a business man of great ability. Tjiitcst War News. Everything is in uncertainty as to the exact situation this morning. It is thought that the insurgents have taken Manila in the Pnilippines, and that the army is well on its way to Santiago, Cuba, where it will land and assist in capturing the Spanish fleet. There has been great delay in getting the troops off at Tampu. The fear of Spanish war ships has held back the expedition until a sufficient escort could be organized. By this time, however, our army is probably nea^ the Cuban coast. and facing its frowning heights, stood a brigade of Iowa troops ready to assault. Bayonets were fixed and at the command forward we moved into the mists soon lighted up by the enemy's fire. We soon had their first line of works and took so many prisoners that the 9th Iowa had to be detailed to guard them to the rear. This we did and returned again to the line of battle. The ascent was very fatiguing, but we reached at night a position far up on the nose of old Lookout where we could see into four different States. On the25th we moved across the valley to Missionary ridge at Rossville gap and engaged the enemy. The Iowa brigade fought on the north side of the pass and took 3,000 prisoners. Gen. Williamson says in his report: "Two men of the 9th Iowa here captured Lieut. Breckenridge, son of John C. Breckenridge, of confederate fame." The 26th was spent in maneuvering and marching, but on the morning of the 27th we encountered the rearguard of Bragg, under Pat. Cleburne at Ringgold on Taylor's ridge, and the most stubborn fight of thecampaign occured. Here again the Iowa brigade was placed to the left or north of a gap in the ridge and maintained for four hours a determined assault against superior numbers posted on the summit. We finally drove them off and gained the summit. This brigade was composed of the 4th, Oth, 25th. 26th, 30th and 31st Iowa volunteer infantry regiments, commanded at that time by Col. James A. Williamson. Not a monument marks the spot where these troops fought. Other states in nil probability have erected monuments on the very spot where these men fought so nobly and so well and it will not be long until the question may bo asked if there were any Iowa soldiers at all in the civil war. CHAS. W. SARCHETT. Sergeant Company C, 9th Iowa. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. was in Des Moines PHIL. C HANNA has written a letter to Secretary of State Dobson, in which he says it is nonsense to suppose that the Spanish can be whipped in a few weeks. He will be agreeably surprised if it is accomplished in a year. There is much to do, in his opinion, even after the Spanish navy is destroyed. Porto Rico as a whole is favorable to the Americans, but San Juan is a Spanish town. The people of Porto Rico, he says, are far ahead of the people of Cuba in many ways and will make first rate American citizens. He predicts that Porto Rico will soon be our territory. The Spaniards are not cowards, but they lack the money. With plenty of money Mr. Hanna believes they would give us a good fight. As it is, we will whip them in the end, but we are underrating their defenses as well as their courage. In all 17,000 volumes have already been put into the university library to replace those burned. These are all of the latest editions and as a working library for students are worth much more than many times the number of older books- During the coraipg year $30,000 of books will be added, and in two years the school will have one of the best libraries in the west. -*--!-•*• The total attendance for the year has been 1,97} students. Of these near- 700 are in the collegiate department. Tfee others are in the two medical law department, dental and departments, These ...... .... _ J0e anfl 4ewtments are wore: tbas ee}j ^B^toiug, The NEWS AND OOMMENT. Congressman Dolliver has done a gracious thing by recommending Gov. Carpenter's widow for postmaster at Fort Dodge, to succeed him. Everybody has a chance to become a bondholder. The government will sell the new bonds in sums of $20 and upwards to anyone who has the money. Now it .appears that young Loiter has lost money on his wheat deal. In spite of high prices he was forced to the wall. His loss is put at two and a half millions. Senator Funk says no member of the present legislature is eligible to appointment on the state board of control. The convention that is to settle Judge Thomas' fate meets next Wednesday, The judge is a close second to Congressman Perkins, Brown of O'Brien, and Cole of Sioux having enough votes to prevent a nomination of either. It will be a very uncertain political gathering. The State Register shows that by deciding to fill up the regiments now in service before forming new ones President Me- Kinley saves the people of the United States $4,773,600 annually in salaries of officers alone. The Northwestern railway company has ordered flagstaffs erected and flags raised at all the principal stations on the main line through Iowa. A Reminder of Old Days, To the Editor: Looking over the extracts from letters written home by our boys now at Chickamauga Park reminds one who has been over the same ground, so vividly of old days, that the writer of this hopes to be pardoned for any seeming egotism in the following lines. Starting at Dubuque, Iowa, and proceeding over the Central down to Cairo, thence to Nashville and on to Chattanooga, went the 9th Iowa in the spring of 1864. Then just beginning the Atlanta campaign we were returning from veternn furlough. The fall before* ^ Nov oiber had been fought the battles of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and Ringgold, and as our boys have just passed over the ground occupied by Iowa troops in these engagements $ few lines from one who wae there may add to the interest we all share in our Iowa bpye. » On the morning of Nov. 84, 1864, en- velope4 in a dense fog and gentle r»io ftjMjut half a mile aorlhwest of the tun- aelat the jjpse of Lookout) me it along the railroad B. W. Haggard Friday. Mrs. W. H. Horan is visiting in Monroe, Wis. Miss Nettie Benjamin goes to Chicago soon to visit. Claude Stull came home Saturday from the Iowa City dental school. Alex. White and B. F. Grose were Webster City visitors Saturday. Frank Slagle is home from Strawberry Point for his summer vacation. Rev. A. W. Luce, Methodist pastor at Inwood, was a visitor at Rev. Day's on Monday. Mrs. T. V. Robinson of Minneapolis wns in Algona on a business trip Wednesday. W. J. Studley is back from his New York visit. He says it is very wet in the oast also. _J. W. and Mrs. Sullivan went to Iowa City Monday evening on a business and pleasure trip. Mrs. A. E. Wheelock went to Prentice, Wis., Saturday evening to attend the wedding of her brother, D. W. Emerson. J. W. Wadsworth went to Wisconsin Monday evening to visit his parents. His mother is not regaining her health very rapidly. W. J. Brunson came in Friday from a long mail route letting trip for Cowles & Murtaght He has covered a wide territory. Miss Ida Hultin, formerly an Algona preacher, has resigned her pulpit in Moline, 111. No announcement is made of her future plans. Mrs. O. B. Durdall and family are off for a two weeks' visit at Albert Lea and Minneapolis. Mr. Durdall is having his home all to himself. Gardner and Mrs. Cowles went to Mt. Vernon Friday to be present at the commencement exercises. Mr, Cowles is a trustee of that institution. Miss Jewel of Des Moines has been visiting Miss Jessamine L. Jones the past week. She represents the children's home in the capital city. Homer Miller of Eagle Grove, state bank examiner, and W. H. Ingham are in northern Wisconsin to see how the Muskalonge have come out this spring. Mrs. Putsch is huaie fi'om visiting her daughter at Winone, Minn. She is accompanied by ; l;e wifu of her husband's brother, who will visit in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. John Keer and Mr. and Mrs. Nichol of Burt, W. F. and Mrs. Laidley of Bancroft were at the big Masonic gathering at Council Bluffs, and took in the Omaha exposition. Mr. and Mra. D. H. Hutchins are back from California. Mr. Hutchins says the climate is delightful but that rheumatism interfered with his enjoyment of it. It is exceedingly dry on the coast. Mrs. E. Tollier is in Grinnell to attend the graduating (••• -.rcises at the college. Frank takes h.i diploma this year and will soon be in Algona. Grinnell is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year of the college. Horace Parsons went to Sioux City Monday as delegate for the Jas. C. Taylor post to the state Grand Army meeting. J. D. Starks, Dr. McCoy and J. R. Laird went with him. The state meeting opened yesterday. Prof. L. J. Smith goes to Colfax Monday to take charge of the music at the Epworth League assembly. His sister will come from Illinois and join him there. Rev, Day expects to go also if his father's health will permit, Mrs. Geo. L. Galbraith is home from Chicago, where she has been nine weeks. She has bought a great many of the latest novelties in dry goods for the store, and the result is an unusually large and handsome display for Algona. Painty cards announce the arrival of Dorothy Eugenia Rist at the home of Mr, and Mrs, Dick Rist in Taooma. The little one will have the hearty good wishes of many Algona friends, who will unite in congratulations to the happy parents man for his parents' sake as well as his own on his creditable part in the commencement program. AN UNEVENTFUL SESSION, The County Hoard Jane Meeting la Short—Routine Business bone. The county board met last week in regular June session, The chief work was equalizing the assessment of horses, cattle, etc. The usual changes were made. The session only lasted two days, the shortest in a long while. G. F. Peek and A. J. Lilly were appointed to examine the county books. A bill of Dr. McDonald of Armstrong for $50 for doctoring was not allowed. He doctored in Swea City. GRADES AND BRIDGES. John G. Smith is committee to build a grade if practicable on 18-98, 28; to build grade and bridge on 1 and 36, 94 and 95, 30; to repair bridge on east line of 13-97, 29; to report on bridge on 36-98,29. L. Barton is committee to report on bridge on 1 and 2, and 11 and 12, 94-27; to build bridge between 32 and 33,1 and 12, 13 and 14, 94 and 27, and 2 and 3-94, 28. Ed. Kunz is committee to report on grades on 15-98, 27, 27-97, 28, 4 and 598, 27, and 13-97, 27, and on road asked by Frank Blocker; to repair grade on 13-96. 27; to build grade and bridge on 36-97, 28, 1-96, 28, and 6-96, 27, to drain and grade on 13 and 14-95, 27; to bridge and grade on 2 and 11-96, 27, and 33and 34-96, 27. ROUTINE MATTERS, D. C. Crowel's personal tax in Bancroft abated for 1896, not a resident. County quitclaims its Interest in the Thos. Bennett property for $50 to Ambrose A. Call. Clerk Grose reports $256 fees from April 1 to June 1. Taxes on block 4 Wesley abated. Auditor Calkins reports $52.25 fees from April 1 to June 1. Taxes of 1897 on lots 16-17 in block 10 Swea City abated, owner a county charge. Petition for grade on 2 in Whittemore laid over. The county gives Mrs. James $100 on condition that she make no further claim. Six dollars refunded to John Goeders, erronously paid tax. Mrs. Thos. Hanley allowed $10 a month, Jas. Cronan $8, and Mrs. Brandt $4. Tax on lot 3, block 2, reservation, Algona abated, owned by soldiers widow. OHEAP EXCURSION BATES. OF INTEREST TO HOME-SEEKERS. To those desirous of owning a farm home, and seeking by industry and thrift to attain an independent condition in life, no better chance is afforded than the fertile farming lands, at low prices and reasonable terms, situated along the line of the Chicago & Northwestern railway in western Minnesota and South Dakota. This locality is forging to the front and yearly gaining immense wealth from its fine crops, dairy interests, and stock raising. For further information regarding home- seekers' rates, etc., please apply to W. B. Kniskern, G. P. and T. A., 22 Fifth Ave., Chicago.—1312 LOW RATES TO OMAHA, JUNE 19-20. Via the Northwestern line. Excursion tickets will be sold at greatly reduced rates with favorable return limits account of National Eclectic Medical Association and American Institute of Homeopathy meetings. For dates of sale, etc., apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway.—tl EXCURSION TICKETS TO CEDAR RAPIDS via the Northwestern line will be sold June 20-21 and 21-22, limited to June 24, on account of Sabbath School convention and A. O. U. W. reunion. Apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway for full information.—It LOW RATES TO PORTLAND, ORE., via the Northwestern line. Excursion tickets will be sold at greatly reduced rates June 30 and July 1, limited to return until August 81, inclusive, account of meeting of Congregational Council, Apply to.agents Chicago & Northwestern railway.—13t2 HALF RATES TO DES MOINES, via the Northwestern lino. Excursion tickets will be sqld at one fare for the round trip, June 27 and 28, limited to June 30, account of prohibition state convention. Apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway.—13t2 LOW RATES TO DENVER, COLO., via the Northwestern line. Excursion tickets at exceptionally low rates to Denver and return (with stop-over privileges under certain liberal conditions at the Trans-Mississippi and International exposition, Omaha, Neb.,) will be sold June 16, 17, and IS, account of meeting of Federation of Women's clubs, with favorable return limits. Apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway,—It LOW RATES TO SAN FRANCISCO, via the Northwestern lino, Excursion tickets at greatly reduced rates June 28 and 29, limited to return until August 31 inclusive, account of meeting of the North American Turners' union. Apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern railway.—13t2 USE Chase & Sanborn's coffee- cheapest coffee on the market. -the 46 Among the graduates at the Esther' ville high school commencement last week was James Howard Espeset, son of Howard Graves'daug!'ter, who was formerly a student in Algona college. I The boy's father is also well known\> Alor ""^ba.nkej'safl4 musicians. **— i will congratulate the, CAUCUS CALLS. First Ward-At Nycum's office, Saturday June 18, at 7:30 p. in. E.Tellier, Com. ' Second Ward—At the Wigwam. Saturdav June 18. from 8:30 to 8:30 p. m. Wilfrid P Jones, Com. Third Ward—At normal building, Saturdav. June 18, from 4 to 6 p. m. 0. W. Sarohett Com. ' Fourth Ward—At auditor's office, Saturday. June 18, from 0:30 to 8:30 p. m. P, D. Calk- Ins, Com. * Cresco—At the J. B. Jones school house, Sat urday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p. m. 0. Bickard, Com. .H» l ?»-4l Center echoojl house, Saturday, v *,*v*** ***• UWMVW+ BVMVW* uvmooi otvvuiua-y, June 18, at 7:30 p. TO. T. J. Julian, Com. Plum Oreek-At the Rice school house, Sat- uriJay, June 18, at 2 p. m. R. M. Gardner, Com. Sexton Preolnot-On Friday, June 17, at hall, from 7 to D p, m. P. R. Hedrlck, Qom. GarfleW—Tuesday, June 31, at s p. m. Q. s. tojpfro^zio 1 , 0 ^- 1 -- 001 - 1101186 ' June 18> * ' yVW"* JUWVWVJ V *»*»V *VJ -.,-«- -~- -• v. «4drus9, Oom. Sherman-center school house, Jvnje J8, 8 p. m. W. 3B. Itarke, Com. Now is the time, Our store the place for Fresh Fruit If you want to do some canning see us before you buy. We will make you very close prices on anything you want. Cowles' Block, No. 8, James Patterson. Another Lot of those special heavy " Rochester" dairy pails just rec'd. They are the most durable pail that we have ever been able to get We charge you no more for them than you pay for an ordinary pail. We have the same heavy pail with copper bottom, which makes an ideal water pail. Along with this lot of pails we received several of those special heavy tin and copper boilers which have become so popular. If you have had trouble with cheap boilers let us show you a good one. C. HARDWARE. Summer Footwear. Soft, easy^ and cool. We have just what you want in this line. Ladies Slippers and Oxfords—nice ones—at $1.00. Prettier and better ones at $1.50 to $2.50. Men's Fine Lace Shoes, tans and chocolates, at $2.00 ta $5.00. Plow Shoes, Working Shoes, light and easy—ROCK BOTTOM PRICES. Brownell & Allred, Exclusively Boots and Shoes, Boots and shoes Boston Block, ALGONA, IOWA, repaired and made to order. You Should See Our Great Line of Summer Goods. Fly Nets of all grades, fly sheets and stable blankets; and don't fail to remember the poor cow, I have a fly sheet for her, too. I have no * Special Bargain Days but bargains every day. Come and see me, opposite new postoffice. D. B. f\VEY. LATH,SHINGLES AND HATERIAIS THE BEST OBTAINABLE AND AT LOWEST PRICES.ORDER OF YOUR LOCAL YAH* AND GET PROMPT, RELIABLE SERVICI Emmetsburg Reporter: Mr. Falken- hainer has many friends in Emmetsburg who will heartily join with the Reporter in wishing himself and bride a pleasant voyage on the matrimonial sea. ^_ THE Mason City Brick and Tile Co. makes the best drain tile and hollow building tile in the world and lowest prices. F. O. B. any station. FOR the Fourth of July excursion tickets, will be sold by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company between any points within 200 miles. On sale July 2, 3, and 4, return coupons good until July 5.—13t3 GRACE A. OWENS, teacher of artistic piano Playing, (Mason system of tech- nic.) Residence at Matthew Riley's, near the Catholic ohuroh.-J2t4 ' *

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