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THE LKB — '" WA - WEDNESDAY. FEBBUABY 22. 1899. Term* to Subscriber*- is 15 me uui.» »uo»«^i »~ — — . them, they are not suffering. How- evr, there are other great questions on which they should express tnem- The Situation «t Manila. Mrs- Setchell has received a letter frbii! her son who was doing police doty in Manila when the fight with the Filipinos begun, sod who has proved a very shrewd observer. He writes that all the wealthy Filipinos in the towns favor annexation and that it is the ignorant dwellers in the rural districts W ho bare been stirred upby Aguinaido. KepnbUcan state OonTention. The republican state central committee meets in Des Moines March 2 lo determine upon the time and place of tbe state convention. It is likely that June 26 or thereabouts will be the date, Des Moines the location, and that the convention will last two days. Davenport, Sioux City and other towns want the gathering, but if Des Moines actually makes a beginning on the auditorium Des Moines will undoubtedly be cbosen. ^ McKinley In Boston. President McKinley visited Boston last week, the guest of the Home Market club. In three addresses he outlined his policy. The gist of it is contained in two sentences: "We may regard the situation before us as a burden or as an opportunity; but whether the one or the other, it is here, and conscience and civilization require us to meet it bravely. Desertion of duty is not an American habit. It was not the custom of the fathers and will not be the practice of their sons." Therein he spoke for the whole American people. The Senatorial Contest. The Des Moines Capital formally announces the candidacy of A. B. Cummins for the United States senate. At present the prospect is that he and Senator Gear will be the only avowed candidates. If Senator Gear's health does not suggest to his friends the propriety of his withdrawal it is entirely likely that the choice will lie between these two, and no third man be seriously considered. There are a great many in Towa who would like to see Senator Gear gracefully withdraw, in view of his age and many honors, and open the field to a half dozen of Iowa's ablest men. When the new senator is chosen he should have before him the prospect of many years of service, to grow as Allison has into a position of influence and honor, and the state should have the whole field to select from. Editors at Eagle Grove. The Upper Des Moines association added another successful and enjoyable meeting to its list, last week at Eagle Grove. Eagle Grove is one of the booming little cities of Iowa, has a daily paper, a three story hotel, and the most hospitable people on earth. Everybody enjoyed himself, and everybody was pleased to note the marked growth the Grove has enjoyed since the last meeting. The banquet program presented an elaborate spread of good things to eat and a limited spread of limited toasts to listen to, enjoyable in every way. J. E. McMullen was present with an urgent invitation from the bunineBS men of Forest City for the summer meeting, and would have had a unanimous vote had not Spencer had a meeting of the corn belt association ached uled and wanted the Upper Des Moines editors to meet them. Joe Trigg was elected president of the association, R. B. Warren vice- president, and Al. Adams general factotum. IB TEI8 KE16HBOBHOOD. Corwith is to have a flouring mill. Evangelist Cordner is warming them up down at Nevada. H \ Clock will be the republican nominee for treasurerdown at Hampton this fall. Estherville is seriously expecting the Minneapolis & St. Louis railway, ana has held a citizen's meeting. The Estherville Republican says C. M Doxsee's address at Des Moines "oueht to be scattered broadcast as it will apply to nearly all business of a town/' Emmetsburg Tribune: J. B. Winkel of Algooa was in Emmetsburg Tuesday, calling on bis friend, Mr. Frank Dealy, and looking after some matters of business in the country. L H. Mayne says in the Emmetsburg Reporter about Col. Humphrey: If the new guard is composed of new men almost entirely Colonel Humphrey may become the colonel, but if a maorit of estimated at from $100,000 to $250,000. He and Geo. B. started in the west to- eether in a hardware store in Mlnne- fot*. He went to Webster City when Geo. B. came to Algona. Land investments and a lucky silver mine venture in Colorado made him well-to-do. * or the past nine years he has lived in Chicago. He was the most expert checker player in Iowa, making that his recreation. He was a RemiU man, with a host of friend*. A German farmer near Webster City speaks of him to the Tribune: " He came as near being an honest man as I have ever known. He always gave a man good advice and told him the truth even when dealing with him on the sale of land. In the German settlement where I live Mr. Woodworth sold 90 per cent, of the land and at a time when 90 per cent of them could not speak English, and 90 per cent, of them hare grown rich off from the land bought of him. And best of all every one of them loved him. _ "ENTEBPBISING_LITTLE OITY." The Webster City Tribune Says Al- B oim 19 All Right-" The Fairest City In Northern Iowa." The Tribune of Webster City has gleaned " some interesting facts about what is going on in the way of import- THE PROPOSED NEW SCHOOL BUILDING FOR ALGONA DtfBDALL IS IN OHIOAGO. He Will See Architect. There for the Hotel-The ttfeon Lot la Bought. O. B. Durdall has gone to Chicago and will be back this week with some definite suggestions as to his hotel. He will see the architect who panned the Pilerim hotel in Marshalttown. Befofe going he bought the C Dyson lot and has an option on the other two. He will move one of the old builr"""" onto his lot south of THE UPPER MOINES office. MEETINGS. Regular meeting of Prudence lodge No. 205, Thursday night, Feb. 23. The usual services will be held at the Congregational church next Sunday. Next Sunday afternoon at 2:80 Rev. Ollerenshaw will hold divine service at the Irvington Presbyterian church. The ladles of the Good Will society will give an oyster supper at J. Altwegg's on Thursday evening, March 2. All are cordially invited to attend. Morning and evening service will be held nextSunfayat the PresbyterianChurch. Sunday school as usual. Christian Endeavor society at 6:30. All welcome. Services at the Methodist church next Sunday. Preaching by Dr. Day. Morning theme, "Dedication Continued;' 1 evening, " Cheap Religions." A welcome to all. Regular services will be resumed at the Baptist church next Sunday. Poaching bv the pastor at 11 a. m., 7:30 p. m. The The S.S. Junior and B. Y. P. U. societies will meet as usual. Let there be a genuine rally of all the forces. The First Church of Christ, Scientist, will hereafter hold two services on Sunday, the first at 10:45n. m., as usual, and the second at 4 p. m. Subject next Sunday moving, "Man;" afternoon, "Christ's Appearing Misjudged." Testimonial service on Wednesda.vnt3p.nl., ns usual. Odd Fellows' parlors. All welcome, The revival services at tho Adventist church ore growing in interest. Christ in his fullness in the believer is the purpose of every service. The following subjects will be presented this week: Why am I not saved ? Faith, its power on the life. What must I do to bo saved? The gospel audits power. The life of a Christian. The blessedness of forgiveness. An earnest request is extended to all to come out and unite in these services at 7:30 p. m. Buy a Piano Oil the Monthly "Installment Plan. We are selling first-class makes of Pianos, Organs, and Sewing Machines on very easy terms, payable in monthly installments. If you are in the market for anything of the kind, see what we can do for you before you buy. We will Take Your Old Sewing Machine or instrument in exchange for a new one, and allow you a right price. Rooms in rear of Simpson shoe store, Algona, Iowa. O. L. TflYLOR. 1899 The contract for the new school house was let Mondaj-to P. AGross.The Cleared !?8<i. The firemen cleared $84 masquerade as weeks If the frost la out enough. He intends to bring his family to Algona this but IdinVand the Garner"court house will keep him busy this spring THE UPPER DES MOINES republtshes the picture of the new building. It will be unchanged excepting as to size. the men who were in Chickamauga with him enlist in the guard, he won t stand a ghost of a show to get it. A ROUSING TEAOHEES' MEETING. More Gathered In AltfonaTlian Could He Accommodated—Many From Kelcbborlue Counties. The teachers' meeting held at the central school building last Saturday was one of the best ever held in Kossuth county. Supt. Van Erdewyk had taken great pains to have live topics presented. Theoretical work was for HEWS AND COMMENT. Some of the boys who went to Fort Dodge to be examined for West Point are laying their defeats up to Congressman Dolliver. That is the irony of politics, for sure. Mr. Dolliver was compelled by tbu results of that examination to name the son of a rank populist and of one of his own most vigorous political opponent* for the place. The Nevada Representative bays the nejv men who want to go to the United States senate might as well get into the field for an open light, Gear and Cummins will never be beaten on any other plan, The Fort Dodge Messenger-says Committeeman Drug should succeed himself from thiB district: Since J8T5 we believe Jtfr. Drug has not missed attending a state convention, and by advice and personal efforts has always shown a broad interest in the party's welfare. After such services the republicans of the Tenth district cannot fail to re-elect him to his position of com- ajitteeman without convicting themselves of ingratitude and poor judgement. prCacuv^u. «L.»»ww* «•*»•»-«• -- — -the time relegated to the rear, while the practical was given foremost attention. The school room was too small to accommodate all the teachers. The next meeting of this character should be held in the court house hall. An encouraging feature of the times is the developing spirit of co-operation between patrons and teachers. Teachers urge parents to visit schools and in gome instances have provided refreshments for the occasion. Teachers are making personal visits to the homes of the children. Members of the board and patrons participate in the teachers programs. Parents are beginning to realize that conversations with the teacher about the welfare of the pupils are productive of much good. The spirit of co-operation is manifest, and more effective school work may be looked for as a result. The program was carried out as published. The most interesting and profitable feature of the forenoon session was tho model reading class conducted by Miss Harriet Stephens of tho Third ward school. Tho pupils had been in school less than six months. After some preliminary work illustrating the methods used, the pupils were given copies of "Nature's Byways," a supplementary reading book that they had never before seen. The ease with which the work was road was remarkable. The expression given indicated that the little folks knew what they were reading about. "Much easy reading" is the motto. Miss Bertha Hancock favored the audience with recitations both in the forenoon and afternoon sessions. Tho paper " What should tho community expect from tho teachers outside the school room," was read by Principal A. H. Hoffman of Wesley. Thin brought an interesting discussion from Rov. Whilfiold of Burt who was followed by Supt. Spencer of Algona. Col, Cooke presented tho topic "What has tho school board a right to expect from the schools." Physical and industrial education received a strong endorsement. Other papers presented were Discipline and Punishment, by Principal M. L. Carrigan of Whittemore; What Can We Do to Make Good Citizens, by Principal C. J. Johnson of Burt; How Can the Common School Be More Closely Linked to tbe High School, read by Mr. Meeker for Principal Doderer of Garner; School Decoration, by Miss Josie Pettibone; What la a Practical Education, by Supt. Blaekmar of Emmetsburg; and Methods in History, by Mies Carey. ant improvements in tbe handsome and picturesque little city of Algona." The Tribune then enumerates the list in the following very flattering summary: The first was the building of a 530,000 opera house, and it is a beauty. Then came the erection last summer of the largest and handsomest Methodist church in Iowa—outside of the largest cities—at a cost of about 530,000. The outside walls are of brown sandstone, and the interior is finished in birch and quarter sawed oak. It contains a handsome pipe organ costing $2,200, and the other furniture is of the best and latest designs. To be sure this will make out Methodist brethern of the north feul poor, financially, for some time to come; but at the same time they may congratulate themselves upon having the finest house of worship in all that region round about. Algona's water works system has been the pride of its citizens for a number of years, and has been constantly improved and extended until it is now upon a good paying basis. And now, added to this, tlieir new electric light plant is soon to be ready for use, and it is to be the best that money can buj Thev have built a handsome brick powerhouse, put in a 125 horse power Corliss engine, two heavy boilers, and tho celebrated Westinghouse dynamos. This new electric plant will be ready for use about April 1st, and then Algona will shine at night as well as she does in tho day. And now comes the crowning feature and one of the most important improvements that an.y town can make—a first- class, commodious and up-to-date hotel. All tho preliminary arrangements are completed for tho carrying out of this last project. The site has been secured, tho right man found, and the necessary " collateral" in sight to make it a sure thing. It is to be located upon the corner just north of the old Tennant house, and in size will be a three-story red pressed brick, 60x132 foot on tho ground. It will be finely finished inside and out, and supplied with all the modern hotel fixtures, such as steam heat, electric lights, elevator, tiled floors, baths, etc. This new and palatial hotel will cost tho sum of about §30,000 complete, and whon finished the people of Algona may well be proud of the improvement and also of the public-spirited men that made such an enterprise possible. Taken altogether, we know of no own in Iowa of its size that can show uch an array of fine buildings—both >rivate and public—such enterprise_and jenuine snap in its way of doing things is Algona can. They never let up, but ceep things moving along, one important matter after another, in a way that does them much credit. With the ex- ;onsion of the Northwestern south from from their .„„_ hist week and now have | over §100 on hand, and that, too, after paying out S55 lately in sick benefits. Tlieir miisquerade ball was a great success. Lute Stacy won the first prize for gentlemim's costume and Miss Schermer first for the ladies. H. A. Seeley and Mrs. Ackley Hubbard were second. The cake walk was the event of the evening. The couples were Lee Reed and Lute Stacy, Ed. Richardson and Clarence Robinson, Will Richardson and David Dormoy. Lute Calkins and Ernest Jones. Art Young was con-1 ductor. The firemen are a jolly set at a dance and good fighters at a fire. They deserve their good fortune. In all the latest novelties at The Big Det»ar1 In Great Luck. Fred Swanson, an old time Algona boy, is in luck to the extent of §1,250 over at Britt. His grandfather died in Sweden leaving a legiicy to his mother, but she bad married an Algona baker, Anderson, and the name was reported wrong and the courts in Sweden declared her interest canceled. Sullivan & McMahon took the matter up and by much correspondence smcl testimony finally established that Lena Anderson and Lena Swanson were one and the same, and the boy got the money last week. Horses Wanted. I will bo in Algona at the Brown livery barn on Saturday, Feb. 25, and will nay cash for horses—draft and drivers —weighing from 1800 up. Horses must bo fat, smooth and sound. Louis STIUCKER. Store. John Goeders. Suits. Solid Gold Kings. Plump 14-kt. plain rings, 85 cents >er pennyweight. If you will pay us .i.50 per'penny weight we can afford to make the bride a present. E. G. BOWYER. First door east of postomce. 43 MONEY to loan at, 5' per cent. A. D. CLARKE & Co. SEE our now for 25o. package coffee—25 oz. M. Z. GROVE & SON. We have our new spring goods now in. They include the handsomest patterns to be had, and we make Suits to order at remarkably low prices. See what we can do for you. The suitings are especially fine in Fancy Worsteds; never before have we been able to offer any so handsome. Also have PANTS GOODS that are all of very stylish pattern. You should see our light-weight goods for Spring Overcoats. They make up very nice. If you need an overcoat iet us show you our line. Madson & Hanson, The Tailors. Monticello Express hopes that tne senatorial contest will not be can-led too fav into the legislative districts. There la something more than » aenatorehip to be token into amount In the election of repre- ntfttiyes, and this question of oiflceBbould werebadow other important oonsid- Kos- PEATS OF B. H. WOQPWOBTH. U'Me lli'otner of (ico. U. WooUwoi-ti H10» 8uadouly-J>oave» <» Fortune to OWJ" liouje Wpo<Jivortfo. R. N. Woodworth, well known In Al gona, died of heart disease while going froro New Orleans to Port Arthur to visit hie daughter and her husband yreU known Rome Woodworth rfl.Bjftine were taken to Jamestown », *'«* IOP burial- He leaves a, wife ajn< tfee ofte daughter, and his fortune }e fe'k. ' / . Algona to Lake City, which seems to be an assured fact, we shall look for Algona to take more rapid strides toward Its near future—the fairest city in northern Iowa. DON'T fail to call and get some of the bargains this week at Galbraith's. MORE precious than pure gold because it never fails to cure your headache, indigestion, constipation, pimples, bad blood. A great system regulator. Rocky Mountain Tea. Ask your druggist. i Homo Seekers' Cheap Excursions. The Northwestern line will sell home seekers' excursion tickets on Feb. 21, March 7 and 21, with favorable time limits, to numerous points in the west and south at exceptionally low rates. For tickets and full information apply to agents Chicago & North western railway. _ 48t3 MONEY to loan at 5 per cent, interest. Optional payments. H. HOXIE, THE Mason City Brick and Tile Co. makes the best drain tile and hollow building tilo in the world and lowest prices. F. O. B. any station, Home-seekers' Excursions. Special home-seekers' excursion tickets will be sold by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company Feb. 81, March T and 21, and April 4 and 18, 1809, at one lowest regular first-class fare, plus $2, for the round trip. A. QILIdOVU, PreniSent, E. P. KEITH, Vice President, Jlf. SOIIENOK, Secretary, J. IK. WADSWOltTH, Treasurer. DIRECTORS: O. U. HUWHINS, 1'llANK DEYINE, OH AS. WO08TE11, S. STEVSSY, 0. S. ANGUS, J. E. STAGY. The Farmers' Milling Go, [INOOllPOKATED.] ^^ OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA ROLLER MILLS. Can furnish the trade with choice flour from selected wheat; also bran, shorts, aud ground feed in lots to suit purchasers. This is a farmers' company and solicits the farmers' business. "Worls: a, Specialty. We can and will do as well by you as any mill in /. B. HOFIUS, General Manager. Highest cash price paid for good wheat. Iowa. Give the new company a trial. FINANCIAL. A imtlHg Monuineut. Bancroft Register: Algona's new metropolita-n hotel is a go. The citizens will give a bonus of $6,500 to Mr. Durdall for tho purchase of the site, opposite the Koseuth County bank, and as soon as practicable work will begin, It will bo 66x132, three stories, pressed brick fronts, and a, fitting monument to the enterprise end progress of Algona, and which together with the H»gniN Icent Methodist church just completed, will make 1899 a memorable year in her building ftietory. MONEY—On first mortgages, Money—On second mortgages. Money—On short time. Money—At lowest rates. Money—Geo. C. Call, Algona, Iowa. REMEMBER these facts: More for your money, less trouble to use, and each package colors all fibres. Putnam Fadeless Dyes. Sold at lOo pet- package, by Ehlers & Adams. C. Media will tor 8»ip. aeU hie seven gores house and barn. -^-—'^^*V^V> ^^-~. ^^—-N^-^^-^^^-x^^^^^- -^^^—^X-S^-^_^ J ~ V ^_^^^^ | Kossuth County State Bank, WJ»-jrJ.-a.-^.IJ, 8350,000. ^.LO-OaST^., XQ-W.A. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought aud sold Collee tions made promptly, aud a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. "oa^o uiuetb 10 or WSI. H. INGHAB1, President; T. OHRISCHIILKS, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH Cashier Directors—Wm. H. Ingham, John G, Smith, J. 13. Jones, T Gh ' ' W. Wadsworth. Barnet Devine. '. Chrischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL 850,000 AMBROSE A. CALL President Ml'M. A'. D. S. OVXOaOfS Vto Present \ CBAS. WATER OR NO PAY. Artesian weu contractor. I have the only cable steam drilling machine owneu In the county: sink wells for water supply for towns, cities, and railroads. Special attention to farm well work. Estimates made. I 'employ only e*p?rt avUIers. Address A. F- f>a.fley,Algoaa,!owa.. Philip Dorvveiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Officers ancl Directors— A. D. OlavUe, President, 0. 0. Ohubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lautry, Cashier, Geo. L. GalbraltU, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schw<*. CASH CAPITAL, 850,000. General Banking, PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT P^Iaterest paid <m time deposits.