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kITv" MOtXltes AIXH)KA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1899. Grand Spring Opening of the New England. ******** tem P tat ™ ***** n°™ ^ a afford to overlook. SATURDAY, APRIL 5, and all the following week we inrite our patrons to join in the celebra- ^ Men's Black Clay Suits, All wool, heavy weight, worth 115, Opening sale $7.00 Men's Cassimere Suits- j Boys' Fine Cassimeres in ! Children's Vestee Suits- A31 tcrrwhl «+•» 4-*-x *4«**- n .__^_A!_ -_ _ Y-* *-~*« . i All wool, up to date, worth fu, j Brown Checked, all wool, well Any dealer will ask you $3.50 for Opening sale '... .$5.QQ worth $8, Openingsale... .$4.00 same goods, opening sale. .$2.00 ?ed to Men's Black Clay Suits- Would be cheap at $6.00. Opening sale $2.50 goods for less money ™ rthm ° re th f" d °» b >* ^ «™*r •*** ^r then,. We irffl open this spring in a war to bring us fcsb laurels; to r» ™» £ ° d ™ ^* one in the «t*to ° maKe 1 our selections from Buying as we do for spot cash and selling for cash, we are in a position to give you better Cone in aad see y tan anvone n the «t*to ot O- IB. THIBTT-rOCBTH TEAK. BY INGHAM & WARREN. Term* to Subscribers. 11.60 On« copy, . One oop7 f elz mootius ................... 75 Onewpy, three months ................... 40 Sent to any add rest at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express order at our rlek. Bates of ad vertt*lng sent on application. payers would pay but $3,000 he would pay the other $3,000 himself, and so President Noribrop came west, although the governor was never called on for the $3,000. The university of Minnesota now hag. on the whole, the been made to coerce private schools by wealthy benefactors has alarmed the public. A prominent economist, whose name need not be mentioned, stated recently that in 18 colleges within a short time bequests had either been made finest buildings of any of the western condition that certain w universities, has about 2,bOO students, 1 trines be taught, or offered?"He'"cited on economic doc- and ranks among the best schools in the United States, and President North- one instance in an eastern (school where $50,000 was offered in cash if a certain tional work in this country. •*• -t- 4- By far the most expensive buildings belong to the Wisconsin university at Madison. They stand on a hill overlooking the lake. Over half a million Colleges and TbeJr President*. Twenty colleges and universities are now looking for presidents, Yale at the bead of the list. California state uni rersity, with Mrs. Hurst's $20,000,000 to add to its already aplendid equipment, IB without a president. Brown university, since E. Benjamin Andrews went off after free coinage, bag not succeeded in finding a successor. It is said that Yale has offered its presidency to Dr. Harper of Chicago university. But be is getting $12,000 a year where he is, and Chicago university, which is to bo the biggest school in the United States, is his echool. Dr. Harper used to be professor of Hebrew in Yale. He was only 32 years old when John D, Bockafeller proposed to found a great college on the condition that be would take charge of it. -»- •*• -j- A college president IB a man of a million. Ho must be able to handle from $100,000 to $500,000 yearly with the caution of a banker. He must be able to address a teachers' institute, a legislative committee, orfollowtho president of the United States at a banquet with equal ease. Ho must be able to select from 100 to 300 professors and Instructors in every department of human knowledge, j al Columbus. President C'enfield rep- and make no mistake in his men. He must bo able after he selects his faculty to keep it in peace and harmony, udd to the salary of one and the equipment of another without stirring up an insurrection. Ho must set an example in hie daily walk that will inspire young rop is known, as he deserves to be, ae professor should be removed. The state one of the biggest men in the educa-j schools are free from this kind of interference. They can discuss trusts with as much freedom as they do quadratic equations. -f- -f- -S- lowa is today a better field for a great university and a great agricul gave a party in her honor. The guest? were highly entertained by progressive conversation, music and recitations. Citizens at West Bend have sued H woven wire fence factory for shutting down. They want $3,000." The factorv bas a counter claim of $7,000. Spencer News: S. D. Drake of Alpo- na was in Spencer Friday Rev Frank E. Day, D. D., of Algona was & Spencer visitor Tuesday. S. C. Platt, our erstwhile Lu Verne editor, has been up in North Dakota looking at the big wheat farms. S. C. writes about it as though be might speculate. Guy Hanna at Lu Verne has joined the regular army and been assigned to year, while j The separation of the two schoole, so | has secured 68,WO^re8 oMwd W " le '" 8oOlland o dollars is being put into a library build-j tural colle & e than a "y western state. ing to be completed this year, while science hall cost over $300,000. Besides these there are the main college building, two lesser stone buildings, an $80,000 law building, etc. A few years ago Wisconsin university had a new president to elect, and picked upon Charles Kendall Adams, who had just resigned his place at Cornell university, N. Y., to take up literary work. He declined to consider the matter. They persuaded him to come and look the field over, and offered him a salary of $7,000 with a president's house. In the end he gave the Second regiment, his way to Manila. He is now on up his literary plans and accepted. Wisconsin has done more than any other state in the way of a historical collection, in fact nearly all of the documents relating to Iowa and all the Mississippi valley are in Madison. These :o into the new library building and jecorne part of the university library. •+•-*-+ The Ohio stale university is located long as they work harmoniously, is a j ifornia and N - C. Blancbard is going good thing. In all the other stales I ° Ver \° att ? nd to the Bale of il - He got with the exception of Michigan the two schools are combined. This makes comparisons with our Iowa schools misleading. Iowa has the wealth, the in- England for three months. He goes telligent population, and the founda- 1 Dom inally in charge of a shipment of resented Lungdon of Minneapolis when the Milwaukee railway wits built to Al- (,'ona and was often hero in early days. He became a professor in the Kansas university, then president of the Nebraska university, and then accepted a ^ call to Ohio at a salary of $8,000 and men. Ho must enter into their arnbi-i president's house. The university is lions and their lives, and he must keep from 1,000 to 3,000 of them in sufficient Ho must he .restraint to insure order, as inspiring as bard headed as primarily an agricultural college located on 400 acres just out of the city, but now more of a literary college, with four combine the virtues of a eaint with the worldly wisdom of u politician, Ihe scholarship of a recluse wilh tho social activity of a lobbyist, and last but not least he must have a wife who ban ai the virtues that he has. Great colleg presidents are as rare as great pi-en] dents of the United States. Any o them are today better known than the senators of their own stales. -*--!--)Among the western universities Michigan's great state school at Ann Arbor is easily first, Jt has had but three presidents. Dr. Tappan foundec tho school, Gilbert Haven, afterwards Methodist bishop, wus second. President Angoll came just at the clone of the war. President Arigoll has twice been appointed to important foreign missions, tho last as minister to Turkey, Ho is now about 70 years of ago, u quaint looking man of rather small stature, with a Horauo Grooloy beard and tt Horace Greeloy cast of countenance, Ho gets $0,000 salary, IB furnished a lino house on th'3 college campus, heated and lighted, in all about 17,600 u year. Ho has put the Michigan university where it is riot only one Of tho first in this country, but where Jt stands second only to Harvard oo Joge in reputation abroad. Nearly a the Japanese students have been edu Oftted at Ann Arbor, owing to Pros dent Angell's part in negotiating th treaty which opened, up Japan to th commerce of the world. The most remarkable growth in any western university has been at Minno apoljs, This has been due to the wise foresight of Gov. Pillsbury. In 1884 the university had one building ant 250 students, and was about to elect a an evangelist and as beautiful now buildings built during a railway manager, the past few yours. Tho gymnasium cost $120,000, and IB a model building. -f- ~f- _i_ Tho Illinois stale university al Champaign got President Draper, who was ul tho head of the Now York public schools, at a salary of $7,000 and president's house, It also has boon haying a rapid growth, especially since tho rise of Chicago university, the people of the state feeling that higher education should not bo lofl to a ftoekafollor school. A handsome now $140,000 library has just been completed, designed by gruduatOH of tho school and built by them also. Tho Illinois university boasts Iho first steam engine built by tions. Nothing but inadequate plans can prevent our university from being in the front rank in 10 years, as our agricultural college is already. No one can visit the universities of the west without feeling much better satisfied with what Iowa has already done, and much greater confidence in the future of our own state university. THE Webster City Freeman is pro voked at tho Keokuk Gate City and Sioux City Journal because they say Congressman Dolliver will some day be j United States senator from Iowa. The Freeman can't get over the idea tha the appointment of Charley Hollen to the Webster City poslofflco hasshocked the nation. Tho Freeman is a gooc paper and the Hunters are good republicans, and they both ought to try and recover. If they do not they will live to have their eyes opened very rudely some day, and that, too, right in Hamilton courily. THE Hancock and Wright county republican managers got together lust week und agreed to allow Hie slate central committee to decide which county should have tho coming candidate for tho legislature. Two yours ago the counties quarreled and John Christie got in between. This your botli counties will abide by tho decision of tho committee. IT is reliably rumored that Cluy county will allow Palo Alto to name tho ' coming representative .from that dis trict and lhat Pulo Alto'will support i Cluy county man for tho senate. Clay and Pulo Alto cuntiot nominate u sen ator, but it takes the votes of cattle Bent over to England by Swift, of Chicago. But he will, while there devote his time to a study of the animal industry und agriculture of England and a few countries of the continent. POLITICAL NOTES. Senator Funk Kays: It has been assumed that every friend of Senator Gear will support him for re-election, it will be more and more apparent that it is no part of friendship for the venerable senator to encourage this candidacy unfortunate for his party and disastrous to himself. Regarding the rumor that Geo. E. Roberts may be made assistant secretary of the treasury, Congressman Dolliver tells the Rockwell City Advocate that there is nothing in it, Mr. Roberts now has u position which rank higher and pays belter. At Washing ton he is one of the most trusted advi» ers of tho financial department of th govern men t. MBS. HUTOHINS 1 FATHEE DEAD Wilson Dies at the Ad of OS Yearn—A Fine father of Mrs. C ut the Hutchin son, Emmot and Dickin Koasuth for one man Jollogo sludonts. Jt will run. Tho school is largely devoted to civil, mo- chaniual and electrical engineering, )ut the Btriclly collegiate urid profos- ional dopartinonla are now being trongthenod by President Draper. -*- -»- -f- Tho youngest college president is lo boat them. II. C. Shadbolt is the Palo Alto man now up for the legislature while Clay's candidate for tho sen- ale will bo oillior Ackloy Hubbard or Dr. McAllister. Tho senatorial question is do Dickinson, Emmet and Kossuth prefer some one man lo eilhei Hubbard or McAllister, und if so, who is the man. NEWS AND COMMENT. The Renwick Times has an elegant Easter number. The Vlnton is out with new president. Prof. Northrop of Yale could be had for $6,000 a year, then the highest salary paid, und the board had been paying but $8,000. The board decided that the tax payers would never Stand (he raise, Gov. Plllsbury eajd that Minnesota would never have a university until it got the beet talent-to be had to build one and that il the erotnu H. Raymond of Wosl Virginia nlversily, who has jusl passed his 30lh year. Ho began life as a newsboy in Chicago, at 14 had learned stenography, became private secretary to Geo M Pullmar, and wont round the world I ^^^\ ^urT^Z in^ut with him, paid his way through college taring manner. The JSagle is one of Iowa's at Iwatibtori graduating in tho class strong papers, with Miss Edith Clarke of Algona, took his higher degrees at Chicago univer-| slty and then became a full fessor in Wisconsin university, from I which ho went to his present place two | Mason City voted against saloons by JllllUB W vniiced Gentleman. Julius W. Wilson. B. Hutchins, died lome last Wednesday, and the remains vore taken lo Ihe old McGregor home or burial accompanied by Mrs. Hutch- rib and J. S. Wilson of Hull. Mr. Wilson, although a very old man, had nade made many friends in Algona, tnd was esteemed for his fine eharac er. He was a gentleman in every ense of the word. Julius W. Wilson was born al Whites- Y., Aug. 11, 1607. He was mar- Nancy P. Gibbs, at Gibbsville, , ™ „ * cbruuI T, J84U. Mrs. Wilson died at McGregor m 1889. There were five children a daughter which died in infancy, Mrs. G. H. Bass of Dubmjue who died Iwo years ago, Mrs. C. B. Hutchins, C J Wil . Wilson of son of Hull. His futher was u soidier"of'tl!e"Tev- ohUionary war, enlisting in 1TSO at Ihe ago Ititlley on Stoves. Tho Emmetsburg Democrat says lugubriously: " Sloves have advanced in price." Yes, they have. Moulders wages have advanced 10 per cent., making a difference of $45,000 per week in Ihe pay rolls of Ihe different stove works since Grover and Clover. Dur- ng those halcyon days Ihere were so SOME OTHEB LATE SPBIffGS, Interesting Xoles From a Diary Kept By Ambrose A. Call In Early Tears. To the Editor: II is considered by many a joke to propound weather conundrums to the "oldest inhabitant," and a backward spring like the present calls them out. The writer has been asked many times during the past week, " Did you ever gee so backward a spring?" "How does this compare with the early limes?" "Can we raise a crop this year," etc. Hence I hare looked up some data out of my old diar.y Jor the seasons of 1867, 1S62 and 1S56. I regard these as the three most backward seasons except the present, since the settlement of the country. I notice the meteorological records of St. Paul give the average temperature of March 1867, slightly lower than the month just, ended. This record it- doubtless good for this locality also, and that was without doubt the coldest March since the settlement of the country. I find in "my diarv for April lSo7 the following: Sunday, April 7, 3867' Mercury 27 above zero, wind in northeast, cloudy. Heard wild geese this morning, the first of the season. Winter is not broken yet; the ground is •covered with snow to the depth of two feet: teams were logging" on sleds across the river on ice yesterday. April 9. Mercury five degrees above zero. River not .vet broken up. April 10. Migratory birds of all kinds have put in an appearance. I his indicates spring. April 13. River coming up. but footmen still cross on ibe ice. April 14. River oul of banks up in corner of my field, and also in Foster's mill. April 17. River lacks but 11 inches of being as high as April 15, 1862, highest water ever known. April 24. Minkler commenced sowing wheat on my farm today. April 28. No grass yet: vegetalion not started. Farmers generally sowing wheat. May 5. Cold backward spring: no £rass. Farmers not yet done sowing their small grain. Saturday, May 25. Finished planting corn. June 9. River out over the bottom; has nol been fordable since Ihe spring break-up. This is a cold wel summer My corn jusl fairly Ihrough theground- roads impassible. August 2. Just finished plowing corn today. Sept. 6. A slight frost this morning, bul has done no damage. October 12. Firsl killing frosl of the season Ihis morning. It will do but litlle damage, as the out of ils way. Summing up the season of 1867 we •aised fairly good crops of all kinds in iossuth counly, allhough the first talfofihe season was very wet and cold. Of the spring of 1862 I find- April 8,.1862. Cold; snowed, rained and blew a gale all day; regular winter lay. A boul a fool of snow has fallen during the present storm. And in regard to the high water, I have- April 15, 1862. The river rose. 15 nches last night. It is now over both ends of Ihe bridge, Ihe highest water over known. (This was Blackford's bridge. That and the Irvington bridge llTf-i IT* tVlii i"i m 1 .. .~_ • _ j 1 . ^ ton, Mrs. E. Tellier and Mrs. E. G. Bowyer started this morning to attend the funeral. Mr. Walston came to Algona in 1S66 and for many years was a well known figure on our streets. Business troubles unsetlled his mind in later years. His death will occasion a feeling of regret among the pioneers. A more complete obituary will be published next week. SOME ONE HAS BEEN FOOLIN'. The following poem by E. H. Slagle has been going the rounds. It was first published in a Chicago paper: Uncle Josh was a standin' by de chicken coon door * Lookin' mighty queer— Nebber saw dat chicken coop empty befoah, Some coon has been heah. He reached in his pocket for his razor (knife) ; His brow was dark wlf scorn— "i 0 .^ 6 dat coon wldin & n inch ob his life. He 11 wish he'd nebber been born - . REFRAIN. For - some one has been foolln' Around dat coop las' night, And If I cotch dat niggah Dere'l surely be a flght— Dem tracks -wasn't made by me I know, Dey am two sizes big— 111 follow dem 'til I finds him shnah, And den I'll carve dat nig— 'leven at he hear dem i de back yard- Around de bouse he hurried quick, He almost los' his breff, An he fell on de coon wif de number But he got carved mos 1 to def—. Now he am under de doctah's care. Feelin'mighty queer- ' *or he followed de coon wif de number 'leven Dat surely had been here. De doctah says dat he will pull through, But he can't have chicken soup- i or some one has been foolin' Aroun' dat chicken coop . A BAD STATE OP APFAIES. A Kossuth Woman Says They are Brutual and Neellgent at the Independence Asylum. Mrs. Jensen of Ledyard has lately spent two weeks at Independence car- She re- slate of affairs. She says lhat while she was there a patient had his arm broken by one of Ihe attendants, and lhat generally the helpers are rough and neglectful. She says they get together and play cards ana let the patients get on as best they can. The board of control should ha nolified of this complaint. ing for her son in the asylum, ports a very serious corn is mostly to TELEPHONE LINE ASSUBBED, It Is Now Settled That Kossuth Is Have a New Telephone Company _ It can now be definitely stated lhat ihere is to be a new telephone line in Kossuth county. The headquarters will be at Ger mania, and B. F. Smith, Dr. T. S Waud" and others are Ihe active promoters Thev wav county will be crossed' a? once ^ Algona will come b' whole county will' possible. Articles of im:ul . DO ready lo file and the reporUhat nanvhnsnnlrl n,,* j g —......*"_ and the ipidly as ion are ... —ie com- This company now h»TCe S^g": pany has sold out This company nov mania lo Titonka were the lhat lime. only ones in the counly al Notwithstanding the late spring of 1862 crops of all kinds were good The Hummer was dry. The spring of 1856 was backward with much snow, rain and high water. I kepi no record, as I was away from March 1 unlil May 1 bul upon my return I found the river many idle workmen and loafers sland- und u " P°nds and sloughs bank full of ng around that the surplus of human W ™ r> alorlo warmed the atmosphere so they inJK^^^tCa^r^ lad no use for stoves. * T • - ' *-•--" • ' — uuie. Now everybody I brother had 80 "aores east'of Yown and buying a now slove. Then the * md 70 on my present home farm, doors, now they inese wo »'o bolh put inlo corn As I - was hile gelling plows I ridged my THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES poem for Good Friday by Mrs n COntalDS a decorations by Henry McCarte?°™t. w th m Town," a poem witi, • ' Easter Glackens and a sto^y with » P ' CtU / 6 bi ' W great great deal of life religious feeling entitled "A Love, ui „ or several stories of which every reader of"" Llfn« Ue ^ ood8 ' knows that Dr. van Dvko ioL '" ? «*«»" is one nows tat Dr. van Dvkn ;= , lv write by reason of his low f n y ell , fltted panionshio with , !» Z,' 0ng ^ nd .ardent c ^.nature. com- ramps cooked oul of , re at work in the stove works. Then IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. has the money raised, for years ago. Ho is recognized us one of a bjg majority. tho coming men in the college world. Tho T^rH™ hnt^t .,f a ' Another remarkable record is that of be^^V^dA T&SS Jfi? John H. Fluley of Galesburg, 111., who «*««. goes to New York to take tho editor- l>- H. Mayne was elected on the Em- ahip of McClure's magazine at a aalarv lnet ? bl '' i e city council. The editors of $7,600. He ie barely 84 years bid, H 6 ln the 8wluii but has made auoh a success as a col- TheBritt Tribune says the "Slip„,„„ „ i.i.._«. *u_i i.- .. per.v Elm will sucnlu VIA hunt, '•mintage president that he waa quite gener- j ally regarded us the oonaing man for be Iowa university. He was raiaed on bul l t> That * WOK » d « uo 4-uwtt university, jae was raiaed on T?QU in,,.., u i, to t. «n Illinois farm a«d has h*« no except a SlVweAS! C^ VeT^o* ional advantages in life. the most talented Congregationalists in the state. All the state schools have been bar- 1 Armstrong Pilot: Miss Bertha Hau- a wonderful growth in late years. 1 •«"W»Hi3, J- II Oil I | , i. " O I^H-f •! H J. I IU y CU JU V he average man had to use a fireplace [ und - planting on Ihe furrows, plowing- s ho had nothing to buy a stove with between later. I finished about June now they areall buying Buck's ranges. J, an ? ,'; iliBe " a large crop which I sold Ihen Ihe air was so full of sulphur that the following spring of 1857 for $2 pe you didn't need a stove, now everybody sack ' tlle n 1081 of it going to Foi must have a slove to cool off by after Dodge- the bustle of the day's work. Then ,, I thinlc the present will not necessai times were so hard that "draughts" ily be a bad se ason. The seeding o went to protest in the chimneys, now 8ma ll grain will be late and about 2 times are so good that any old thing P ei> cent. extra seed should be sown a can "draw at sight." Then times were late £>' uin does not stool out well and so hard it made a man see stars to buy "! e win ha vo more birds to pick it un a ton of coal, now the coal smoke fills ;" Hn if sown ea rly in the season The tho heavens and hides the stars. Then farmei% s should also be very vigilant they used stoves to make free soup and thorough in selecting their seec now they use them to roast bull beef. C0l>n - Th °y should procure an earlv Ihen they used to sell a stove in 20 variety and test it themselves by plant- weeks, now they sell 20 stoves in a in .'f, out of door8 whei ' e the conditions week. Then the dollar looked so big it Wl11 be similar to those of field planted would make a griddle for a stove, and co ™' as a failure of seed this season now the old eagle on the dollar smiles wi " mean a failure of crop, to see the stoves sell, and screams hurrah for MoKinley. Then the democrats were yelling free trade, free silver, and free soup, and now they, like a coyote Bitting on its tail, are still yelling, but T. Ma /Inn 11 sv«l.. 1. . ...1 i T« "- oy Walter Appleton Plni-i, "'"^rations young artist's position as one M"? l hat American illustrators the le ading war de- AMBROSE A. CALL. Hufus Walston Dead. Rufus Walston, an old-time Algoni- the devil only knows vvhat for and W' ** the °° Unty a8ylum at P° oa won't tell. The latest advices from hont as yesterday, aged 59 years. H< , years. He *jken n « .„,., „ , to > a '»e'«t»reot aulhor of

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