The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1899 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1899
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THE ttPPEK DES MOINE8: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 8, 1899. Advance Sale on Shirt Waists 1899 Styles March 13 to 18 13 to 18 TAYLOR'S ONE WEEK—March 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18-A merchandise mover at TAYLOR'S* See other bills and papers. fl@"Sale will begin at 9 a, m, and close-at 4 p. m. Advance Sale on SKIRTS The 1899 shape. We will a limited quantity of A i Skirts for $1.00. Lined throughout, velveteen bound. Winter Jackets and Capes, Blankets, Underwear, Hosiery and Outings. Will save you 50 per cent on the above goods. ITS THE WHOLE STOCK. NO RESERVE. A regular Taylor sale. Cotton goods have advanced and we own what we have for less money than we will be able to replace them, but that's no matter. The wise will take advantage of this sale. M U S L N U N D E B W E A B Coate's Spool Cotton, 40 per spool, 7 for 25cc, per doz. .420 Twin Dress Stays, per bunch oSc Best metal Pant Buttons. ... o8c 10 yds A i Prints 250 10 yds A i Muslin 35c 10 yds A i Bleached cloth.. .650 Pennant Percales . .070 Amoskeag Ginghams, checks O4c Silkolines, best grades o8c Child's Rubbers ioc Ladies' Gauze Vests osc 15 papers Hair Pins o$c Capes for Spring Fine all-silk Capes, will go at Worth $3.50. $1.75 Do not overlook our lOc Hose. Trunks —We offer one lot of | extra nice Trunks, at 25 per cent, discount to close. Tailored Suits Never so handsome—never so cheap 20 doz. Underwear Just Ihe thing for spring, goat Worth 4Oc. Towels at lOc All linen. Also 500 yds Table Cloth at i5c yd I will offer thousands of yards of choice Dress Goods in this sale at 25 and 50c, worth double. Taylor's Advance Sale, March 13 to 18 IN KOSSUTH'S NEW CITY. Result of One Day's Visit In the New Town of Titonka. A Town Sixty Days Old with Sixty Buildings—Shows What Can Be Done by Boomers. The editor of THE UPPER DES MOINES visited Titonka Friday. This is what'he saw with his own eyes: At least five miles of railway laid in corn stubble where not a spade full of dirt bad been turned for a grade. A town 60 days old with at least 60 buildings great and small. A town 60 days old with a telephone exchange having 25 'phones, now being put in. A town 60 days old with a newspaper that took in $204 in cash for advertising and job work the first month. A town 60 days old that gets 300 letters a day through the postoffice. A town 00 days old that shipped out 93 carloads in February and shipped in 38. A town 60 days old with a better depot than either in Algona, with two better lumber sheds and offices than either in Algona, with three elevators as good as Algona's. THE ODDEST RAILWAY ON EARTH, The Titonka railway, the Lath & Northwestern, as Bailey calls it, is worth a trip to see. It had not reached Woden, seven miles east of Titonka, when the ground froze up. The grading for the depot grounds at Woden was done with dynamite—Woden, the war god, is a fitting name—and the bunks of dirt weighing a ton or more that were excavated thus still lie like monuments about the depot. A mile •west of Woden the dynamite gave out, the engineer quit his job, the iron and ties were not forthcoming, and only 20 flays remained during which the Buffalo township tax -was valid. Titonka's fate hung on a thread, but it was a good Btout thread. The Ways got the engineer back and the iron on theground, #nd turning the track off the right-of- way began the most unique railway on earth. It actually turns out and runs ground a hay stack, And at a house that stands on a hill on the right-of- way it makes a detour of a quarter of a jnile, like a country road running round a slough. It winds in and out, up and down, here and there, where- eyer a level place shows up, and finally BQtB to Titonka, where it runs over a TMU to a turn table, the freight cars on the switch balancing across the hill balf on one side and half on the other. Jt }s reported that over in Hancock county some of the people talk of con •fe$Mpg the tax because the road was sot *' completed" ip the specified time. -They ougfit to be willing to pay two Jfeaxej? to have it left * r uncpnipleted." •Th'at rpad will have more travel than any' equal line on earth if the proprle- "liars will only keep it as it teJZr 1 ' A PLEASANT PARTY TO GCnVITJJ, T|ie right way to B$@ Titonka ie to meet Geo. Howard in Algona and happen to go east on the evening train with him. Then if S. X. Way happens to get aboard at Wesley and Thos. A. Way has a company at Britt that happens to be going up, everything is as it should be. The drive from Britt to Lake Crystal is nine miles by carriage, a delightful ride, and the Titonka train can be seen coming from Garner most of the time. Lake Crystal is really a pretty little lake, and the town will be something of a summer resort. E. S. Ellsworth owns a half dozen sections of land about it, and has big farm buildings at the east endi/ The train leaves Lake Crystal at 10:05 o'clock. It is 14 miles to'Titonka and you make the run in from two to two and a half hours, including a visit to Woden//Woden has an editor who is made* of the right stuff. He has his home, his printing office and the postoffice all in one room 16x20 feet. His family looks contented, the patrons of the postoffice are pleased with the service, and the Woden Watchman is a bright and clean paper. RESIDENCE LOTS $150 EACH. The foundation is in for the Titonka hotel, 32x48 feet. Until it is done Landlord Robt. Lane's home serves for a hotel. This is over on Ingham avenue, which is already supposed to be the exact path made by the buffalo W. H. Ingham chased afoot, and which is certain to be if he does not visit the spot soon and spoil a good story by moving the scene of the hunt off a mile or so. On this avenue, also, is Al. Falkenhainer's home, a neat cottage, the first private residence in the town, occupied since Monday by Mrs, Falken- hainer. Residence lots sell at $150 apiece all about it, and as the Buffalo makes a horse shoe bend about the north end of town, the residence portion is prettily located and splendidly drained. The Ways will put out 5,000 trees this spring. THIRTY RESIDENCE LOTS SOLD. Among the owners of fine residence lots, our readers will be interested in seeing the name of A. R. Speoht, who has bought two. He don't say what he Is going to do with them, and no one knows definitely. He has a.fine drug store, entertains his customers with a late styled gramophone, and says Titonka is all right. Guy L. Dalton also has two residence lots. Guy is in charge of the Way bank, and has developed into a genial and thorough business man, a very successful banker. The future of Titonka as a town of homes is evidenced by the early purchase of residence lots, and the following is the list up to date, besides the above: H- O. Carpenter, Frank Wiltsie, G. E. Schmid, V. G. Treat, R. G, Bruns, B. F, Lane, W. T. Hall, H. G. Gardner, G. C. Howard, R. E. Johnston, I. Reib- samen, J. E. Russell, E. Bacon, M. Kelley. A CENTER OF ATTRACTION. Everybody who goes to Titonka visits the postofflce and the Topic office. Not least of Titonka's attractions is our good looking and talented contemporary, Miss Ella Graham, who is also TJno)e Sam's representative. She has a new outfit of postofflce fixtures made by the same firm that furnished the Algona office, and a neat and brand new printing outfit oyev which Will Salisbury presides, and altogether about the cleanest and most attractive little newspaper home we have seen. SOME STRAY ITEMS. A string of 10 teams, by actual count, taking lumber from Titonka out into the country Friday noon is suggestive of what is going on out on the farms adjoining. The location of the Buffalo Forks creamery in town is suggestive of what will soon be drawing the farmers from a wide territory. A lot of new machinery has been bought for it. Titonka's spiritual welfare is to be looked after. The Methodists, Presbyterians and Lutherans are all planning to build this season. DR. KENEFICK ON SCHOOLS Our School System the Boast of OUT Civilization. Paper Read Before the Social Union Cliil)—Some Timely and Valu- ble Suggestions. THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK. Up to date $25,000 of lots have been sold in this now town, started in December and built during the coldest winter this country hns over known. 'Z. S. Barrett, M. O'Neil, and C. P. Jensen have three elevators big enough for any town. The Northern Lumber Co., the Queal Lumber Co., and Budlong & Johnson have big lumber sheds and coal sheds. M. P. McDonnell has a large farm machinery warehouse, Way Bros., Hill & Hall, and H. G. Gardner have well appointed bank buildings, both the Falkenhainer and Spechtdrug stores are nicely fitted up with modern fixtures. Besides the hotel, by R. F. Lewis, Kunz Bros, are beginning a big store building, and other really sizeable and substantial buildings arc begun or have been contracted for. The business represented in Titonka now is Sam Grove, Albert Becker, and Burr & Smith, livery barns; Frank Woodcock, Hawkins & Wallin, restaurant and bakery; Ward & Breen, Brunson, meat markets; A. L. Stevens, grocery store; J. M. Butler, pool hall; C. E. Durstan, W. T. Hall, hardware; Wm. T. Collies, J. Bowder, J. A. Rector, merchandise; W. E. Durstan, furniture; Helen McGonigle, millinery; O. E. Bliss, carpenter shop; J. E. Russell, H. Butzloff, blacksmith shop; T. B. Halley, barber shop; A. Sohramm, live stock. Lot owners who have not yet built but who will open business very soon are J. A. Hopkins, J. G. Dahra, Smith Bros., C. B. Schrader, Tagland, Kuppinger, W. A. Zuill, Long, C. B. Hursey, Georgia Anderson, Frank Ward, Tiurks & Co,, John Knowleu, Ben. Felt. HAS TITONKA A FUTURE? Everybody is curious to know whether Titonka can hold up the gait it has started out on. Its promoters say it can, that it is in the center of a fine territory far enough from other towns and on a line of railroad that will make rates to get the shipment of produce. They say it will have 1,000 inhabitants in two years and in the end be the best town in the county. This all looks reasonable enough. Why shouldn't Titonka be a place of 1,000 inhabitants 1 ! 1 Special Notice. Jas. A. Orr is agent for the latest improved Quaker Bath Cabinet, open on the side, a novel.of elegance and convenience. Spring is approaching, the season of colds. Nothing breaks up a cold like a vapor bath in the Quaker Cabinet. Ask those who use them. I have sold dozens in Algona, 5H2 JAS. A. ORR. WANTBP—A competent girl for general housework. Mrs. S. D. Drake, Our public school system is the constant boast of our civilization. The best thought and energy of the nation has been expended in the evolution of our present system. It is contended by the advocates of denominational schools that moral and religious training is lacking in our public schools. The medical profession contends that physical education is the part most neglected. If the state has a right to compel children to attend school, it is certainly the duty of the state to protect the health and lives of these same children, and this can not be done without a careful observance of all well known sanitary laws and some sort of intelligent medical supervision. This inspection should begin before the erection of a school building in the selection of site, the healthfulness of which should be the first and highest consideration, Algona is particularly fortunate in this respect, having so many sites adapted to school buildings. Our present school board is to be congratulated upon the selection of the last site, both in regard to healthfulness and beauty of location. When this question was being discussed upon the streets lust summer, it was amusing to hear the remarks of those who are imbued with the commercial spirit of thejage. Their idea of a school house site was one that would show off the new building to beat advantage. To have it placed where people passing through the town could see it. Had the board been governed by the advertising idea they would probably have selected the top of the stand pipe as a site for the new building. Beginning with the choice of a suitable location, medical inspection should extend to the selection of architect and teachers as well as to the care of the health of pupils. The man who submits plans for a school building shpuld be one well versed in sanitary science and hygiene. The all important problems of lighting, heating, ventilation, plumbing, sewage, heating and water- supply must be solved largely by the architect, and his selection should receive much more consideration from the board than the selection of superintendent, for defective buildings once erected can not easily be remodeled, while the incompetent superintendent or teacher can easily be removed. Very little attention has been paid in the past to the physical qualifications of the teacher, At Council Bluffs in this state, the school board, acting upon the advice of Dr. Thomas of that city, has prescribed certain physical qualifications for teaohei's, and only those sound in body as well as mind are placed iu charge. Army regulations require rigid physical examinations, especially of commissioned officers. Every teacher holds a higher commission than a captain in the army. How important then that the teacher be fortified with a strong body before assuming his or her arduous duties. "As the teacher is, so is the school," is an old educational maxim. A teacher with a disordered liver will have a disorderly school might also be added. A teacher in ill health or one who is afflicted with some physical defect or deformity is almost invariably irritable, petulant, morose, and inclined to be pessimistic, while the teacher who enjoys good health and a vigorous constitution is even tempered, happy, cheerful, energetic and altruistic. Such a disposition in a teacher is worth more than a knowledge of much Greek. The most important part of medical inspection applies to the school iu session. Epidemics of contagious diseases might thus be averted. Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Chicago now have such a system, and the plan has grown in favor wherever adopted. There are many contagious diseases upon which the law requires no report from the physician—para sitic diseases of the head, contagious diseases of the eyes, mumps, whooping cough, consumption. The good results of competent inspection can hardly be overestimated. In Chicago, 744 cases of diphtheria detected by the medical inspectors in schools brought to light 2,619 cases at home, This good work has only just begun but the greatest practical results have soon been made apparent. Under the supervision of Dr. Alport, the Minneapolis board of education began in 1895 the systematic ex animation of the eyes of all pupils attending the public schools. Of 35,600 children examined 8,106, or 38 per cent., had defective eye sight or some diseases of the eyes. Tests for defective hearing are easily applied, and records of these tests can easily be kept and passed from grade to grade with the pupil. Teachers often wonder at the stupidity of some children, but these same teachers bave not learned to look for physical causes for mental defects. The child who is an habitual moulli breather is a good example of this class, No child breathes through the mouth from choice, but always from necessity. An examination will invariably reveal some obstruction to nasal respiration, such as enlarged tonsils or similar growths above in the vault of the pharynx obstructing the free passage of air through the nose. Such children are usually dull and defective iu hearing. The examination of school children's eyes shoulij be conducted by a competent oculist, a physician who has made a special study of the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye, and not by some fellow who has blossomtd suddenly from a clock cobbler or pack peddler into a world renowned optician. The Average optician is a spectacle vender whose ignorance can only be measured by his egotism. As I pass across the school grounds of Al- goua an unhygienic, uugrammatical injunction, " Keep off the grass," meets my eye. This order would be much more highly "honored in the breach than in the observance." Why should barefooted boys and girls be kept from treading upon God's green carpet, the grass, and sent to romp and play upon jagged cinders and coarse gravel, such as is found upon the north side of oui; Algona school grounds? I should feel guilty of cruelty to animals if I turned out a horse to play on such a ground. In speaking of physical education a short time ago, Dr. Woods Hutchinson of Buffalo, N. Y., an eminent man in the medical profession, made the statement that if be were to choose for the children between the school house with no play ground or the play ground with no school house, he would unhesitatingly choose the latter. While the spirit of national expansion is now rife let us come home and advocate expansion of play grounds. The best of everything is none too good for the children. M. J. KENEMCK. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The March number of Scribner's shows Gov. Roosevelt in the sort of de scription that he likes best— a narrative of a fight. With his usual candor he calls this " Gen. Young's Fight at Las Guasimas," and pays a hearty tribute to his brigade commander and to the regulars who won equal honors with the Rough Riders in that hot skirmish. Anyone who reads the colonel's account will have no belief in the story of an ambush. The advance was carefully planned out by consultation of the leading officers, and every commander knew exactly what was expected of him. A BEMINDER OF BILLY KNIGHT. His Son on Trial for Stealing— JLlke Pathor lilke Son. Everybody remembers Billy Knight, the painter and ex-flfer of the rebel army. Billy was going to whip Phil C. Hanna once for calling his attention to the statement in the bible about heaven, "there will be no Knight there." Phil, evidently was right if all the Knights are like Billy and his son, who is being tried for stealing money and valuables from the house of a farmer named Bartlett, in Swan Lake township. The boy was placed under bonds, which he forfeited when the case was called for hearing on a former occasion. The bondsmen paid the costs of the case at that time; but the bond itself was not collected, the bondsmen having been given time to produce the defendant, which they have done. COMPANY F WILL ORGANIZE. Adjt. Qeu. Uyera Will Be In Algona March 15 -Lieut. Anderson Declines to Serve. Company F now has an enrollment in Algona of 38 members and has enough outside to fill its ranks, and next Wednesday Gen. Byers will be in Algona to muster it into the new national guards. Lieut. E. C. Anderson has declined to accept an election and a new second lieutenant will have to be chosen m his place. It is regretted by all that any friction has attended the reorganization, but it is probably better in every way that the company ie not eyenly divided between two towns! Capt. Morse will be an excellent officer Tuttie - SEE our new for 25o. package coffee— 25 oz M. z. GROVE & SON. 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