The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 10, 1899 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1899. VOL. XXXIT-NO. a , f,i "*; A> ever oo Much Trouble To Do Anything * that adds to the convenience of our patrons. y/Our first care is that the best goods in the ; v2narket arrive at our store. Our second care 'Ms that our prices are right, and efficient and ,, •4'4i careful sa l. es raen look after your interests. • iOur third is that the goods reach your resi- in good condition. Langdon & Hudson. 4 « »+<»•»+•»++++ MANY EYES 3Do IfcsTot Se© as they should. Many others do not see s° J^ll as they CAN BE MADK TO SEB. This defective vision causes eye strain, which produces pain in the eyeball, orbit temple or forehead. This Is one of the eye headaches" so common with those havUiR pronounced refractive error. Proper glasses will correct the defect. The cause removed, the effects disappear. Many will testify that I have given perfect vision where others have Examination and consultation free. < W, F, RIPKE, Expert Optician, i Omce over E, J. Gilmoro's store, Algona, Iowa. THE ENROLLMENT WAS 546 That Number of Teachers Attended Last Week's Big Meeting. Gov. Shaw's Address—Prof. Spencer Chosen Ibr President—It Was a Great Gathering. J > . {•» Summer Corsets We have one of the best lines of Summer Cor-1 J, sets on earth for the money. FOR. WALL PAPERS GOTO $1.00 iif The Flexo Girdle at The Avoura Bell at - V v ;,The Avoura Bell at - j ,• t We have them in all styles. Geo. L. Galbraith. 1899—New Spring styles Wall Paper I N addition to our large stock of wall paper, we have just received a large Invoice of the latest novelties In artistic designs and colorings, at prices that cannot be duplicated. We ask you to look over our line before purchasing elsewhere. We are sure to please and save you money. Respectfully, B. H. MILLER. PROFESSIONAL. '^-'"^"•'^-^-'^•^•••^•'^WX-^X^C^'^^-S^^VX-V-—•» CLARKE-& COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. , "We are still able to offer, in some of our ' 'Unbroken lines, some of the choicest » ^/,; ? ! - Bargains in Staple Groceries you have ever heard of. We want to out the balance of our goods as soon as ^possible, and lor that reason we are pushing fdown the prices to an unheard o± point. You [can afford, at these figures, to lay in a supply *now for next winter. M. Z. Grove & Son's. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Boston block. DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office over Galbraith's. SULLIVAN & MeMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office in Hoxie-Fei-Ruson bl jck. E. V. SWETTINQ, ATTONEY AT LA W, Algona, Iowa. J. O. RAYMOND. E . C. RAYMOND Raymond & Raymond, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office over Durdall's store, Algona, Iowa. FREDERICK M. CURTISS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over Kossuth County State Bank, Algona, Iowa. ^Lumber hinglesa specialty. The moral of this picture lies in the application. Shingles of our mmit whether Spanked on the Roof, always give Perfect Satisfaction and Qoo4 Measure. fact.they do g,. whetever applie LUMBERCQ B. F. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office: South rooms over Durdall's store, Algona, Iowa. F. L. TRIBON, M. D., Homeopathic. PHYSICIAN AND SURQEON. Office in the Boston Block; residence on north Thorington street. H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURQEON. Office at residence, McGregor stroei. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. M. J, KENEFICK, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office and residence over Taylor's, DR. MARGARET E. COLES, Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon. Office and residence In Boston Block, IOWA, DBNTJST, A. L. mar, D. D. s, Local anaesthetic lot deadening pain in gmna-wh.en extracting tesfyi. The total enrollment at the Northwestern Teachers' association last week was 540. Many from near by did not enroll and many county teachers were not out at all. Of the 546 over 376 were from outside of the county, a remarkably large attendance. The weather was line, the town was decorated, the armory furnished the biggest and best headquarters the association lias yet had, the citizens were lavish In their hospitality, the music was good, everything went off well, and everybody went away pleased. The visitors did not leave it to their formal resolutions to express their gratification. Eacli one resolved himself into a resolution committee and notified everybody that Algona had done the right thing and that he was glad ho came. Tho formal opening of the meeting occurred Thursday evening at the opera house. Friday evening the Algona teachers tendered a reception at the Methodist church. The day meetings were held in all the churches, the closing business meeting being held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Congregational church. GOV. SHAW'S ADDRESS. The feature of the opening session of the convention was Gov. Shaw's attendance. No governor of Iowa has over taken the interest in educational matters that he has, and no governor has been able to talk better or more entertainingly to teachers. Although a graduate of Cornell college and a member of the board of trustees he is one of the most active members of the board of state university regents. He talked here very Informally but with an aptness of illustration and with a practicalness of suggestion that made what he said the main feature of the program. The program opened with an address of welcome by E. B. Butler, president of the board. Mr. Butler has a reputation for saying the right thing at the right time, and he fully maintained it in a very clever welcome to the teachers. H. E. Kratz of Sioux City responded for the teachers, and 'Gov. Shaw was introduced. The governor laid special stress upon making mills to grind grain and not granaries to hold grain out of students. In other words it is important that they be taught to think and not so important that they be taught to remember. The governor also urged that men hold part of the teaching field, for the boys especially ought at some period in their development to be brought into contact with the masculine mind. Prof. C. P. Colgrovo of the Cedar Falls normal school gave the address of the evening, a well-written and well-delivered discussion of some of the problems of the hour with teachers. SUPT. BARRETT FOR CENTRAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. Friday evening Stale Superintendent Barrett talked at the Methodist church. lie took for his subject "Moving Time," and the burden of his remarks was that the educator must keep up with the procession and improve. In this connection he advocated the central township school, and gave facts and figures concerning the experiment at Buffalo Center, where it is being tried. Inasmuch as Prof. A. A. Sifert is principal of the school the experiment has a local interest. Prof. Sifert had pholographs of his fine big school building with iho four hacks that bring in the children, standing in front. Supt. Barrett stated thai children were brought to school as far as six miles, that they had a full graded school to attend, with charts and ample equipment, the building heated and properly ventilated, and still the township as a whole was saving $60 a month over the old township school system. Ho read letters from the county superintendent of Winnebago county highly endorsing the plan of central schools, and gave it as his own opinion that the central school must come all over Iowa. Supt. Barrett is a pleasing speaker, ready in off hand repartee, and alive to his work. His address was practical and entertaining. Leslie Lewis, for 82 years assistant superintendent of the Chietigo city schools, made the formal address of the evening urging the need of the public school in the development of good citizens. His points were thai the public school brings all to one language, removes sectarian intolerance, and destroys social caste, all essential to continued good citizenship in a republic. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Prof. N. Spencer of the Algona schools was chosen president of the association. Everybody appreciated his untiring efforts to make the meeting a success here, and the honor was conferred with hearty good will. D. M. O'Dell of Hull was chosen vice president, Agnes Robertson of Cherokee, secretary, and H. E. Kratz of Sioux City chairman of the executive committee. It was recommended that the next meeting be held in Sioux City. SPEAR NUMBER WORK. The event of chief interest lu the day programs was the exhibition of Spear number work by Misa Hattie Stephens and some of her pupils. Mrs. Weldell of Sioux City was present and had four pupile from her school with her to also exhibit what can b$ done. Mr- Heisey, who represents the system on the road, told several the meeting was done that ije never seen » finer exhibition, Stephens and her ol&js teresting paper, "Grammar in the Graded Schools," and Miss Mclntyre was elected president of the primary section of the association. THE SAO OITY-ALGONA LINE. A Late Minneapolis View—Likely That the Northwestern Will Build Soon. The Minneapolis Tribune, under the head of railroads, discusses matters of local interest as follows: If the main object of the Minneapolis & St. Louis railway company in extending its system to the southwest was the securing of the shortest line between Minneapolis and Omaha, It is not likely that it will long be allowed to retain the advantage. The roads which are occupping the territory between the two cities named, especially the Northwestern, are not looking on the encroachments of the lively Minneapolis line with marked favor. On the contrary, the Northwestern has discour- nged every move the Minneapolis & St. Louis has made In projecting the new line, contracts for which have just been let. That company Is nothing if not aggressive, and the probabilities are that by the time the Minneapolis & St. Louis line has its line completed to Omaha the Northwestern will have n new line between the two cities just as short, or shorter, than the Minneapolis company's. There are many signs which bear out the above statement. At Jewell junction, an important point of the Northwestern system in northwestern Iowa, the company has stored thousands of tons of new eteel, enough, it is said, to build 200 miles of road. The company is now building a "cut off" between Denison, on the main line, and Wall Lake, from which point there is a Northwestern line to Sac City, extending the direction of Minneapolis. Some work has also been done in the northern part of the slate near Algona. Between Sao City and Algona, which are points almost on a direct lino between Minneapolis and Omaha, the distance is only about 50 miles. From Algona there is a line almost direct to Minneapolis, the route being over the Northwestern tracks to the main line of the Omaha line at Lake Crystal, a few miles south of Mankato.' When the short pieces of track are built, which are necessary to connect up the short route, the Northwestern line will have as short a line between Minneapolis and Omaha as any decent railroad could wish, Moreover, it could give patrons the choice of two routes. SPORTSMEN COME MAY 23. Will Be a Three Days' Meeting and Promises a Big- Time* Noted Shooters fStrni Everywhere to Be in Attendance—The Pro* gram and Rules. The 22nd annual convention and tournament of the Iowa State Sportsmen's association for the protection of fish and game will open in Algona May 23 and continue until May 26. The shooting grounds will be on the Ambrose A. Call land south of town, and are already being elaborately fitted Up. The program, rules of contests, and prizes offered are contained in a handsome folder that is being sent out and are us follows: ' MONDAY, MAY 22. The grounds will be open for practice. TUESDAY, MAY 23—FIRST DAY. Event 1 IB targets, class system.. .... . ei 5U Events, 15 targets, equitable system 1 BO Event 8, IB targets, class system ... " i KO Event 4, 16 targets, equitable system" 160 Event B 15 targets, class system .. ..'. i §0 Event 0,15 targets, equitable sj-atem.. 1 60 invent i, IB targets, class system .. 1 50 Invents, 15 targets, equitable system.. 150 Event 9,15 targets, class system . 1 50 Event 10, 15 targets, equitable system! 160 WEDNESDAY, MAY 24—SECOND DAY. Event 11, IB targets, class system .. 1 50 Event 12,15 targets, equitable system.' 1 60 I™"' J?-15 targets, class system 160 150 150 FIELD DAY AT HUMBOLDT. Aljionu Will Moot Unjjlo Grove nt BIXBO Bnll-A Fine Athletic Tourim- inoiit. The Northwestern Iowa Athletic association will hold its annunl field day this spring at Humboldt on Saturday, May 20. The association is one of the strongest in the northwest, and a very successful meet is assured. Special attractions for the day are grand parade and ball game—Eagle Grove vs. Algona—in the forenoon, and fire works, band concert and lecture on "Sour Grapes" by Ed, Araherst Ott, in the evening. Over $200 in prizes will be awarded fot-events that are open to anyone, consisting of 60 yard dash, 100 yard dash, 220 yard dash, 440 yard dash, one-half mile dash, 220 yard hurdle, one-half mile walk, one-half mile bicycle for boys under 18 years, one- half mile bicycle, one mile bicycle, two mile bicycle, five mile bicycle, shot put, hammer throw, pole vault, standing broad jump, running broad jump, standing high jump, running high jump, standing high kick, running high kick, standing hop, step and jump, running hop, step and jump, ball throw. For information apply to S. A. Nolson, Thor, Iowa. NORMAL SCHOOL PEOSPEOTS. Tho Wesley News Thinks Algonu Should HoHtir Herself—Will the County Awslst? Supt. Barrett in his address to the touchers Friday night urged new state normal schools, The teachers of the state are urging them. They are bound to come, and in this connection the Wesley News says: " LeMars is already laying the political wires for a state normal school. In this great year of prosperity and with surplus in the state treasury, we would think Algona would be doing something in that' line. With their new lines of road and their natural location, they certainly have a fighting chance. Nothing within reach would be of so great a benefit to the whole county." THE UPPEB DES MOINES has long belieyed that Algona would get a state normal school when a real, well planned effort is made. It is not too early to plan now, and the very first step is to select one of our ablest, most energetic, and most influential citizens for representative. This is a good thing to be thinking-about now that many names art) being suggested. HI IT Stock Shipments. The northern Iowa division of the Northwestern handled 367 cars of stock Sunday, April 30. This is the largest amount of stock ever handled in one day by this division, Conductor Hoi- ton took a train of stock from Ledyard to Jewell and from there it went to Kansas City. * MATERIAL for infants' wardrobes. SETOKELL & SETOHELL. At Grove & Son's there are still to Jn tb,elr , 15 targets, class system .. Event 10, L. O. Smith cup, 20 single targets; $2 of entrance money to holder of cup; balance of entrance money, less targets, divided 50, 80 and 20 per cent. Open to members of state association. Cup to best score, Gilbert, Budd and Grimm handicapped to 20 yards 3 50 Event 17, IB targets, class system'!! " ' 1 50 Invent 18, IB targets, equitable system' 1 50 Invent 19,15 targets, class system .. 1 BO Invent 20, IB targets, equitable system 1 BO Event 31, 15 targets, class system '. 1 50 THUKSDAY, MAY 2B—T1I1UD DAY. Event 22, 50 targets 90 per cent, class, for Algona Gun Club cup, value $50 1 00 Event 28, BO targets, 80 per cent, class for Algona Gun Club cup,-value 850 1 00 Events 22 and 23 open to all who have participated In oil regular events except 10. Winners to be owners. Event 24,1 p. m. Team shoot for state trophy, open to members state association. Two men of any club to constitute a team. Twenty live birds per team. Entrance $2 per team birds extra. Grimm, Budd and Gilbert handicapped to 82 yards. Eveiit 25, 10 live birds, class system 5 00 Event 20, 20 live birds. Handicap match for Algona Gun Club cup value $50. Entrance, price of birds. RULES AND REGULATIONS. Shooting in regular events will commence promptly at 8:30 a. m. Seargunt system of trapping targets will be used. Targets will be trapped at two cents: live birds at 20 cenls. Referee's decision will be final under all circumstances. Revised Interstate Association rules for 1899 will govern. Grounds will be open for practice all day Monday, May 22. To assist the management please enter for the entire program foreach day, and if for any cause you wish to withdraw your money will be refunded in the events not shot. Beginning with No. 1, all odd numbered events will be divided 30, 25, 20 15 and 10 per cent. , ' All even numbered events will be divided under the four money equitable system. All events will be open to the world, except Nos. 16, 24 and 26, which will be restricted as indicated in the program. The Algona Gun Club, under whose direction the arrangements for the tournament have been made, will give three fine cups valued at $150, to be shot for in events Nos. 22, 23 and 26. NOTES. Shooters wishing to send shells, guns, etc., in advance, can address same to A. Rutherford, proprietor of the City 'Bus line, who will care for them and deliver same to shooting grounds free of charge, Mr. Rutherford will also maintain regular service for the accommodation of shooters all day to and from the shooting grounds. First-class loaded shells will be for sale on the grounds. Hotel Tennant will be headquarters for the shooters, and the management will be pleased to secure accommodations in advance for those who desire it. Lunches will be served on the grounds at all hours. The annual meeting of the Iowa State Sportsmen's association for the protection of fish and game will beheld in the parlors of the Algona club, Thursday evening, May 25. Individuals or gun clubs desiring membership in the association will npplv to G. L. Taylor, secretary, Algo- IHI. r nwa. The fee for individual mem- born is $1, for clubs $5. ODD FELLOWS AT T)je Altroim District Gathering Will Ho Hold «t Alfjouu June 0, The Odd Fellows from all over this section will gather in Algona June 9 for a big district reunion. Well IMousod with, Algoua. ' Pooahontas Record: Richard, Burns and Thomas Fox returned Thursday from a trip in Kossuth county, where they were looking HP a location for a restaurant. They were well pleajed with A '"•""" * the day a,t ^0»^Ili,f * jffiKnnAws I ,<us' ^ •, ' >. a , • x r... -,:-,2£; MZi&'^.t^

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