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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MA&CH 22, 1899* VOL, L Rather Early For Maple Sugar, but we have got it. Strictly The First Run, Right from New York state. Langdon & Hudson. Are You Looking For bargains? If so we will give you a bargain on a Piano, Organ, Or Sewing Machine. We give a FREE THIRTY DAYS' TRIAL on our'instruments, and sell on the installment plan. A postal card will bring either to your door. We also carry a fine line of both VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIO. Come and see us. O. U Tf\YLOR, ALGONA, IOWA. A. GILMOJJR, President, E. P. KEITH, Vice President, If. SOSENOK, Secretary, J, W. WADSWORTH, Treasurer. DIRECTORS: O. B. SUTOHINS, FRANK DEVINE, OSAd. tVOOSTER, S. STEVSSY, 0. 8. ANQUS, J. E. STAOf. The Farmers' Milling Go. ' [INCORPORATED.] OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA ROLLER MILLS. Can furnish the trade with cholce.flour from selected wfteat; also bran, shorts, and ground feed in lots to suit purchasers. This is a farmers' company and solicits the farmers' business. Exclxan.g'© T*7"or3z eu Specialty. Highest cash price paid for good wheat. We can and will do as well by you as any mill in Iowa. Give the new company a trial, J. B. HOFIU8, General Manager, SAMSON & PAINE, DEALERS IN Grain, Feed and Coal We pay the very highest prices for all kinds of grain, sell ground feed, which we deliver to any part of the city, and sell and deliver hard and soft coal at lowest prices, ^fLeave orders at Samson's abstract office in Opera House block. The Red Elevator, C. & N. W, depot, Phone II. C. C. Sameoii, Bv F. SAMSON & CROSE, [Successors to H«y & Rice,] ABSTRACTS REAU ESTATE LOANS, FARMS AND WIID LANDS FOR SALE AND FOR RENT, JQWA. One Hundred Dollars— Is offered to any person who can duplicate the Sportsman's CIGAR FOR 5 CENTS. SCHU & WATERHOUSE, WOOD I am prepared to furnish Green or Dry BODY WO either 4-foot or stove length, bard or soft, in any quantity desired. ij^See me before ordering, I am not in company with anybody in the wood business, PETER WJNKEI* THE VALUE OF ART STUDY Miss Josie Pettibono's Paper on the Decoration of the School Boom. it Brings Cleaner Faces and Lighter Hearts—Methott is Simple and Not Expensive. Miss Josie Pettlbbne rend a paper at the Algona teachers' meeting on. the value of art study In the public school^, and on the advantages of school house decoration. A few paragraphs will interest all readers. They are well put and timely and suggest something that can be done easily In all our schools, and that will be of lasting value. She said, speaking of how to beautify our school houses: The first problem to bo solved will be to tone the bare, white walls, -which are depressing to the mind which has them ever before it. Soft, pleasing colors are no more expensive than the gloomy ones. We must select only those that will not absorb the light and that will produce a flat colored surface without a shine or luster. The colors should bo harmonious, responsive and cheerful. Blue, pink, red, green or any of the positive colors are tiresome. Should a room have a cold, imperfect or mixed light it is well to cover the walls with a terra cotta, russet or pale citron. A dark room would be best treated in light colors, in this way the depressing and gloomy effect may bo made to seem really light and cheerful. On the other hand a room which has a surplus of light may have its glare much soft oned by giving the walls a broken or dulled color, which will absorb some of the light instead of reflecting it like white plaster. The use of different tones of one color on the walls will be found desirable. The iongregational church of this place is a good example. The effect is more satisfac- ;ory than that of a number of different colors, which if not applied with extreme care, would produce an unpleasant impression. The best material for tinting school room walls teems to bo, all things to be consid ered, oil colors. This is less liable to injury 'rom dust, insects and dampness. The use of wall paper or fresco color, save for ceil- ngs, does not seem at present desirable. There is one feature in many school rooms ;hat is difficult to combine with any scheme of decoration, that is the disagreeable sur- '&ce of sooty blackboard. It has been suggested a soft greenish gray or greenish slate be used, either show chalk marks. While it will, of course,' be impossible to abolish blackboards at once, they can be covered while not in use with a pleasing inexpressive drapery suspended from a shelf- ike moulding, whereup.on are placed casts and simple effects in pottery to cultivate a .ove for form. The walls are in readiness 'or the pictures and casts, and it is my be ief that the school room of the near future without good pictures ou its walls will be as exceptional as the school room today destitute of maps and reference books. Each object and picture should have a definite place in the room and not be placed as adornments only, but as a part of the scheme of decoration. These should be of sufficient size and clearness of detail to be seen from every part of the room. It is >etter to have a few thoroughly flue things which children are led to feel are particu- arly worth knowing and having than to cover the walls. It would be ^eminently proper for every school room to have placed in a most conspicuous position an artistically good bust of some eminent American citizen, Carlyle has said, " We cannot look however imperfectly upon a great man without gaining something by him," and equally we cannot 'all to understand and appreciate his nobll- ty the better from studying his acts while ooking upon his pictured face. Panels of ;he Parthenon Freeze, Venus, Victory, Walking Lion, etc., made of cheap material are as truly a means of culture as if carved from marble und can be purchased for 50 cents and upward. Good reproductions are quite inexpensive, few perhaps will be able to buy the carbon photograph, but if they are beyond one's means, half tones or photo lithographs can be had at a very small expense. Some interesting experiments have been made in Brooklyn, N. Y. The woman's club- spent several hundred dollars on the joorest school in the city in decoration. The result was quite wonderful ; children came with faces cleaner, hair combed, took more interest in lessons, and were happier and more earnest. How are we to bring ;he community to realize this? How bring t to. see that unless in the school we enrich children's natures in way for which " the ihree R's" are of no avail, we have no right to expect that they will make good use of what the three R'e give them. This is a movement which can never expect strong support from public funds, but must look nstead to the gifts and purchases of graduating classes, to members of the alumni associations, to loans from teachers or contributions of the students and friends pf the school. . "••-.. A simple device is a screen covered witU burlap on which pictures from magazines and papers could be tacked. Jf one fresh picture is put up each day and the pupils' attention called to it) much may be done to arouse interest and enthusiasm. Such an effort cannot fail to inspire the students. Sooner or later contributions must be forthcoming which will brighten the class room walls, shedding an influence which will be as lasting, as far reaching and as gladden ing as it must be educative. A lecturer once closed his address to ft class of teachers with these words : " The sweet things, the strong things, the abiding things are those learned unconsciously." the Buy Rings of «s; we always bdde a pweot. Beware 9* We wish to inform the public that we liaife Put in a complete stock oi.,.«« ONARGH MIXED PAINTS, Including the Celebrated. SENOUR FLOOR PAINTS. We guarantee Monarch Mi?ied Paints to be made from Carbonate of Lead and pure Oxide of Zinc, with coloring matter in proportionate quantities necessary to make their respective shades and tints, with Pure Linseed Oil for thinning, and sold SUBJECT TO CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. Don't overlook the above facts. They explain why TWO GALLONS OF MONARCH PAINT WILL COVER MORE SURFACE THAN THREE GALLONS OF MANY OTHER PAINTS loo M In these days of sharp competition it is well to see to it that you get what you pay for. There are so many brands of House Paints on the market nowadays advertised as "Pure" (but little better than ' dope") that a man ought to know positively what he is buying. We suggest to those about to paint to make a practical test and convince themselves. Buy a small can of Monarch Mixed Paint and one of any other brand with which you may have been favorably impressed, selecting about the same colors, and paint out a few feet. Carefully measure the paint so that you use no more of one than the other. Thus with conditions the same you can determine for yourself which paint has the better body, or covering capacity; which spreads the smoothest and looks the best. If you do not decide in favor of the Monarch Paint, we will return the money you paid for the can of Monarch used in the experiment. We are also sole agents for Neals' Enamels, And sell all kinds of Varnishes, Hard Oils, etc., at LOWEST PRICES. We will sell RED SEAL WHITE LEAD AT COST commencing April I, 1899. Trade at the only drug store in town selling drugs and druggists' sundries exclusively. We will save you money. Sheetz' Pharmacy Co. and people who would duplicate this proposition. They say if you will do his or if you will do that, or if so and so was tbo case, then they will offeryou he above proposition. There is always that if, if, if, in the way. Wo are pos"lively the originators of low pi-ices in ihe jewelry business of Kossuth county, ind will continue to undersell all competition without any ifs or a'nds. DINGLEY & PUGH. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. C. C. Samson is in Minnesota on land justness. Thos. F. Cooke was in Des Moines last week on business. A. D. Barr went to Hampton Monday for the funeral of Bert Barr, Jas, Taylor went to Chicago Saturday to my new goods. He goes on from there to Sew y/ork for his millinery stock. Chas. Crammond has gone to Cedar iapids to take a course in the conserva- ,ory of music there. He will be absent un- 41 June. L. H. Mayne of the Emmetsburg Re- jorter was in town between trains Satur- Jay. He spent Sunday with his brother at Bancroft. C. G. McCarthy, ex-auditor of state, was calling on his friends here between trains ast Thursday. He was on his way to Sheldon on some business matters. Chas. J. Wilson, who has been a visitor at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. B. Hutchins, has returned to his home at Jamestown, N. Dak., where he holds a responsible position with the Northern Pacific railway. Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Johns go to Minneapolis Saturday. They have three daugh^ ters there, and will visit with them and with relatives in Wisconsin, They will be absent a year, and have rented their bouse ;o Wesley Dutton, Rev. D. M. Stiles left this morning for Thompson, Iowa, where he was called to sit in council to inquire as to the advisability of ordaining a minister of the gospel, and tomorrow be is to sit in another council called for the recognition of a newly organized, papUst cnurph at Germania. The AlKona Markets. Wheat brings 53c; oats 22@23c; corn, 22@23o, and flax is worth.$1.05. HEINZ' sweet pickles, lOo a dozen. M. Z. GROVE & SON. MONEY to loan at 5 per cent. A. P. CLARKE & Op. MONEY to loan at § per cent, interest. Optional payments. H, Hoxpi, You have several dollars worth of old clothes that are good but soiled. Dye them over with Putnam Fadeless Dyes and they will be new again. Only takes one hour and they will not stain your hands or vessels. , Sold by E. & A. drug store. THE Mason City BrioU and Tile Co. makes the best drain tile and hollow building tile in the -world and prices. JF. O. B. auy station. OASH FOK COMPANY F. The Boys Will Get $8 Apiece from the Government lit Addition to Other Pay—Miscellaneous Jjocal Memo- raiidu. While in Des Moines last week Thos. F. Cooke succeeded in getting the muster roll of Company F corrected. Under a governmental regulation Company F was recorded as .mustered at Des Moines, which would deprive the men of mileage from here to Des Moines and return. Under the system of ancient times, when soldiers were supposed to move from one point to another ou foot, twenty miles was considered a day's march, and for this they were allowed about 52 cents a day. Thus, allowing our hoys 13 days in which to make this distance both ways, it would entitle them to about $10.36 each. Taking from this $2.46 rail way fare paid by the state, and they will draw in the neighborhood of $8 apiece from the government for mileage and rations, in addition to the pay already received. The boys have Col, CooUe to thank for looking after their interests and getting their muster roll corrected so that in future years it will show that the company was mustered at Algona instead of Des Moines, Wheelmen Should Organize. Though the prospect is not good for immediate wheeling, it is not too early for wheelmen to meet and organize a club. The matter is being agitated, and something is likely "pome from it. The plan proposed is to have a meeting, perfect an organization, elect officers, etc., and raise' a small fund with which to put the race track in good condition for use this summer, as it was last season. Added to this the wheelmen can accomplish much as an organization towards securing good roads generally that would be a difficult matter as individuals. The writer last season saw cycle paths in Wisconsin made by running a common road grader between the road and the fence from one town to another. These were among the very best paths he found. The expense of doing this work is not large, -and since, as a rule, they are used for no other purpose than for wheels, they remain good during the entire season. Let some one suggest a time and place for a meeting and get the matter well under way before the wheeling season is on. Easter Military Ball. Company F has decided to give a military Easter ball at their armory op the evening of Monday, April 3, This conclusion was reached at a meeting Saturday evening, which was held lor the purpose of electing civil officers. The Sterztaob'Cady orchestra will furnish the wusto, which insures the beet to be had,. Tfa e armory ii admirably fitted, lor flauolag puppmes, and the ojuttary boys are sure to have a big crowd, m $ ft splQudict tl«je, A Invitation is extended, and all who can should turn out and give the boys a rousing benefit. The April Jury List. Following is the list of trial jurors drawn for the April term of the district court: Julius Kislon, LuVerne; John Lubig, Wesley; Wra. Peck, Bur t; H. Doetre, Hebron; Fred Miller, Plum Creek; W. F. Lehman, Sexton; O. C. Dennis, Swea City; R. A. Hinton, Whittemore; W. F. Satow, Ledyard; Wm. Carroll, Seneca; A. L. Bowen, Cresco; B. W. Haggard, Algona; J.,H, Saldin, Alfred Collar, Bancroft, DE. MOESE FOE CAPTAIN, Unanimous Choice of Co. F— Company Mustered In Last Wednesday NIsht—The KliiJi for an Armory. Company F was mustered in last Wednesday evening as per previous announcement, Adjt.-Gen. .Byers being here for that purpose. The company contains 45 members, the list of whom we gave last week, though but 36 were on hand Wednesday night. The balance of the members will be swOrn in later. The company is made up of a stalwart lot of boys, and will, we are confident, prove themselves good sol- 3iers and a credit to the community. The company is made up quite largely of old members of Co. P, though of, course there are many new names on the roll. Election of officers took place immediately following the muster, resulting in the choice of W, E, H. Morse as captain by unanimous vote. E. B. Tuttle was chosen first lieutenant in the same manner, and a vote for second lieutenant resulted in the selection of W. H. Gilbride. The appointive officers are; First sergeant, Walter E. Ward; quartermaster sergeant, John Peterson; duty sergeants, Joseph Bestenlehnep and Ellison Bluokford; corporals, Ed. Rich- cUon, Arthur P. Young, and John F, SuuUomeyer; musicians, Raymond E, Ward and Wesley E, Lamson. The company has leased the rink for an armory, The rink was fitted up for this .purpose last spring just before the company went to Cbickamauga, but waa not completed so that the company had any use of it. It will give thena one, of the best armories in the state, as it was arranged with special reference to their needs. Adjt.-Gen. Byers made a short speech to the boys, in which he told them that the state had $22,000 coming from the government for the state militia, and that the soldiers were to be much tte> ter equipped than ever before, T^Wf will have regular campaign hats, wooU en shirts, blankets, and other proyis' ions for their general comfort will he made which they have not heretofore enjoyed. SKE Thos, per F. Cooke fop t,en»jfeftj?