The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 20, 1899 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 20, 1899
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UPPEK BIS M01K1S: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1899, TBrHTT-FOURTH TEAR. BY 1K6MAM A WARREN. T«t-ms to £ub«crib*P«. OA« copy, one yeai- 11.60 One copy, six months....... 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above fates. R«mtt by draft, money order, or express order at onr risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. TEN PAGES, Anglo-Saxonism. The Cou fief says THE UPPER DBS MOINES is inconsistent in denouncing the outrage on a single colored girl in Kossuth county when it is advocating the extermination of whole colored races by the " Anglo Saxon." It says " of late the constant hobby of its editor, [THE UPPER DBS MOINES] is that all the colored races and all but one branch of the white race have no rights that that favored branch, the Anglo Saxon, should respect. On that plea he justifies the war upon the Filipinos and advocates an aggressive policy against China, Mexico and all South American countries. If his theory is correct that the earth is made for the Anglo Saxon race only, it is proper enough to exterminate the inferior races in Kossuth county as In the Philippines." In the first place there is no " Anglo Saxon" race. It is doubtful if even in the beginning the term Anglo Saxon had a definite and specific meaning. Prof. Fiske discards it entirely for u English speaking" people. It might equally as well be discarded for ''jury trial" people. It is merely a general term which refers to a type of institutions now rather than of breeding. The American flag is the symbol of the best in Anglo Saxonism, not because Americans are of purest Saxon decent, but because American institutions embody most completely the liberty and justice of old Teutonic customs. The old Saxon of Teutoberger forest fame was "free necked," in the words of the ancient chronicle " his long hair fell upon a neck that had never bowed to any lord." The old Saxon owned land and was jealous of his title. " Freeholder" is as old as the English language. The old Saxon respected woman and maintained social purity, Varus and his legions brought havoc upon Rome more by insulting this sentiment than by any other outrage they committed. The old Saxon gave every man a trial by his peers. Here are the four foundation corners of all free institutions, and that people is most truly Anglo Saxon which has most consistently built upon them, and because these foundations were and are everlastingly right those peoples are the dominant and vital forces in the world which are Anglo Saxon; and those peoples are decadent and impotent which, because they have lost personal independence,ceased to be homeowners, become immoral, or have ignored justice, are not Anglo Saxon. The aggressive policy which the Courier says THE UPPER DBS MOINES favors, therefore, instead of being an aggression of race upon race, is an aggression merely of free institutions and civilization. What poppy cock it is, even in the heat of a campaign, to talk about the United States beginning a policy of "extermination of inferior races" of the earth, and especially just at the close ot a war which was begun for the sole purpose of saving the Cubans from extermination, and which in the end will save the Filipinos from extermination in spite of one warring tribe, a war that has done more to extend the sway of justice and freedom than any event in the world's history since the civil war. There is not an American citizen that does not know, deep down in his own heart, that President McKinley was speaking the honest and patriotic sentiments of the American people when he said two weeks ago at Ocean Grove: " Wherever our flag is raised it stands, not for despotism and oppression, but for liberty, opportunity and humanity, and what that flag has done for us we want it to do for all people and all lands which by fortunes of war have come within its jurisdiction." There is not an American citizen, with a single spark of patriotism, who does not believe that the hope of the oppressed of the world lies in the broader sway of our American institutions, and in the complete conquest of all lands by our American liberty. The republican party today stands exactly where it did when it started out to free the slave. It is actuated by the same motives, is is accomplishing the same results. Was it the Lincoln administration that wanted to exterminate the negro, or was it the Lincoln administration that wanted to secure to him all the rights the flag guaranteed to the purest Saxon? Is it the party of McKinley that for 30 years has been outraging, shooting and insulting the black man because of bis polor; or has it been these snivelling pretended sympathisers with a pandit like Aguin- aJdo, who have -winked at the most contemptible persecution of au unfortunate race that history records, and that fc&ve systematically and with devilish tropics to free an oppressed race, as their fathers did in 1860, or is it in the hands of a lot of mugwump aristocrats at one end of the country and ex-slave- drivers at the other, one set of whom has ignored while the other has persecuted an unfortunate race in our own land; but both of whom, the moment their gaze is directed to the Philippines, become greatly alarmed for fear somebody may be oppressed, and shout in one acclaim that the sway of the American flag moans the "extermination of the inferior races?" This is the time to look matters squarely in the face. This is an epoch making period in our history. The vitality of our principles is in question. If the same blood courses in our veins that fired the hearts of the founders of this republic, if we have the same purpose of raising and maintaining a standard of justice and equality that they had, if we still believe that in the success of the experiment they instituted the hope of the world bangs, we shall rise as one man to uphold the hands of President McKinley, and to aid him in carrying the blessings we ourselves enjoy to one of the outcast and oppressed races of the earth, who in the course of events that haye been outside and beyond our planning have come into our keeping. In so doing we shall place ourselves where we can consistently denounce, as it deserves to be denounced, the cowardly persecution of a single black girl in Kossuth county, or of a whole black race in the southern states. In so doing we shall place ourselves in the vanguard of that great movement for human rights in the world's affairs, which, for want of a better name, we call Anglo-Saxon, a movement that began when Arminius drove the Roman legions from the Rhine, and which will not end until personal liberty, justice, enlightenment, order, and religious freedom are the inheritance of every child born under the sun. Means who may be elected but probably will not, promise to stand, Cummtnn 9, Gear 11. The democratic papers are not quot. ing E. Benjamin Andrews this year. He says we must not quit in the Philippines. The Times is reliably informed that the brick layers are receiving 14.60 per day of 10 hours' work on the new Congregational church in Ames. A. W. Osborne thinks an old settler should have been named for senator in the 4tth. In a letter to the Beacon he says: if Clarke of Algona had to be retired why did they not Substitute the other Clarke? True he is a railroad attorney and a very prom- inentone. I know George Clarke, however, well enough to know that if he were Senator Clarke, Gov. Clarke or Judge Clarke, the skin of the railroad attorney would slip off from him, and the people would not have a trustier servant. It's the nature of the Clarke family to be in touch with the com mon people. I have met four of them and they all impressed me that way. I am told that George Clarke has taken, notwith standing the great amount of business he has, a vast amount of interest In the schoo affairs of his town. Those that are close to him tell me that he is a devoted husband, loving father. If the legislative interests of Iowa or any of her other interests can* not be trusted to such a man as this, then '. am a fool. E. L. Stilson cannot beat Thos. A Way in the Hancock-Wright district, if thi Britt News' figures are correct. Thi straight republican majority is too great Mr. Stilson ought not to try. FRED. WHITE'S opening speech at Davenport must be a serious disappointment to his friends. His adjectives were all superlatives, his demands all extreme, his reforms all theoretical, his history all distorted, and his references to his opponents all mu- lioious. What could be in poorer taste for a candidate for governor than such references as these? "If the whole republican party, including Mr. McKinley, had died of remorse of conscience, as they should have done when they stole the presidency. "I did not even complain of his [Gov. Shaw's] dishonest trick of sending out a message just before election stating that Gov. Boies would vote for him, which was entirely false. "I shall not call the governor to account for his many ludicrous attempts to play the role of the great war governor. "If Gov. Shaw &hall prove himself so manly a man as to publicly withdraw his reprehensible utterances on the subject, knowing as he must by this time that these utterances of his were not only uncalled for, entirely inappropriate, but grossly unpatriotic and certainly dangerous. " I shall not even speak of his guilty knowledge of rewarding the school children of prominent patriots with the emoluments of subordinate places that should have been enjoyed by impecunious ward- healers to which they had been promised. "If it was pure vanity that impelled the governor to give the dangerous advice he aid, an ambition on his part to make a greater character than the quality of the times would justify, if it is a whim of his to exaggerate the importance of his personality, then not only all mankind but even the lower animals should join us in commiserating such deplorable weakness." Gov. Shaw will answer White at Davenport, Oct. 2, and will set him a commendable example in courtesy and good taste, as well us in temperance of statement and sanity of political discussion. ^ THE trust conference at Chicago developed as many different theories of industrial reform as there were speakers. The free traders, single taxers, anti-corporation people, government ownership people, 16 to 1 advocates, and all others had their inning. The star performers were Bourke Cockran of New York, who argued that combinations of capital are not dangerous so long as their operations are kept fully public,'and W. J. Bryan, who opposed all combinations of capital that become monopol les. NEWS AND COMMENT. Sam Clark, also, cannot resist the temptation to still poke bimetallism. He says contrary to the whole history of the Latin union that " the volume of the world's money has never been composed of both silver and gold anywhere or at any time." That bimetallism has existed when financial forces sufficient to maintain a ratio between gold and silver have been interested, is one of the plainest facts of the world's financial history. That it can still exist under like conditions all real students of money agree. The increasing volume of the precious metals requires a union of the commercial world in order to insure the permanency of the ratio. That is all. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. M. L. Brown is building a $10,00( home in Emmetsburg. J. M. Schleicher is organizing a new bank in Livermore with $35,000capital The Oaks hotel at Clear Lake closed for the season Friday. It has done the biggest business this year it has eve done. Rolfe Reveille: C. J. Doxsee anc wife were down from Algona Sunday t attend the Sunday school conventio and visit at home. Corwlth Crescent: Prof. A. J. Lill of Algona was nominated for suryeyo of Kossuth county. There is no on more worthy than he. The Garner Signal says E. P. Fox who will dig the big Ledyard ditch has purchased a cur load of work horse in Chicago. That looks like carryin coals to Newcastle. A Northwestern official says to th Rolfe Reveille about the Sac City-Algo na line: No, this branch won't be bull this season, maybe never. We ar keeping our eyes on the Great Wester and if this railway ever attempts to oc cupy this territory you may look fo our branch to go through with a rush The college notes in the Humbold Independent have this notice of Pro Lilly, who is teaching there: Thos who are taking arithmetic have con eluded that Prof. Lilly Is "strictly ont his job." He is just tbe man for thi place and the managers may conside themselves fortunate in securing sue" a master. Al. Adams is moyed to reminiscenc by seeing a reference to Aug. Zahlten new house in THE UPPER DES MOINES Every little while an item of early his tory comes to light that is worth pro serving. Here is an old settler of Hum boldt county who antedates any on now living in the county. Mr. Zahlte is one of the very few yet alive wh lived here at that early date. Th clay bank in which he lived that win ter is now the road bed of th C. & N, W. railroad as it comes int Dakota City from the east. The Breada Watchman gives Supl Van Erdewyk a pleasant notice: Fran Van Erdewyk, the popular young coun ty superintendent of Kossuth county writes us that he will not be a candi date for re-election this fall, as he ha been tendered the cashiership of th St. Benedict bunk at a salary of $90 per year and has accepted the position He will begin work in three months St. Benedict is a new town on the Iowa Central, building into Algona from th southeast, and is a good business point Frank's many friends here will be pleased to learn that he is prospering and all join with us in wishing him un boanded success in his new venture. ingenuity deprived biw pi the rights to him by the, sacrifice of JSiJUpn pf tbe bravest Anglo Saxpne «re»t to battle? In wb.ojifl tbe Filipinos moat secure? Bailey; We are for the ticket nominated and d— the renegades. as Senator Punk saye the chief work in the legislature is dpne by new men, wh.Q acme unheralded, while the disappoint- meat* are always men whp pome with big reputations in advance, Wm, o. Payne, the statistician of ' fprce.s, hjjs it tftis Wfty: An- tlje. best informa- Beauties of Ceylon, Sophus Richards, late of Whitte more, is now along the India coast o the United States transport "Grant. He writes to the Champion as follows The next afternoon about 7 o'clock the light house in front of tbe harbor o Ceylon came in eight, and at midnighi we got there. It wasaclearmoonlighi night. The harbor was full of ships Canoes were seen going everywhere The city had electric lights all over and around the harbor. Here is the finest city I have ever seen. They claim that Honolulu is yet finer. Maybe some day I can judge about that. Ceylon is a clean place; beautiful houses all protected from the sun by tropical trees. It is a Garden of Eden. The people here are mostly English. The natives are good looking, musoularly built, and dress like Europeans. I would like to live here. It will be one of my objects of life to try to get here again. Everything goes easy here. The people take it easy and they live in a paradise. My dear friends, if you had an idea of what » wodd there is around you, you would certainly try to get out. As an Englishman I met there told me, life was too short to be smoked out in London. A, Satisfactory Corn Crop, Tbe weather conditions have been favorable for cutting corn, and more than tbe usual amount of fodder is be* ing saved by tbat method in sections where the bay prop is light. Tbe porn prop is npw practically assured in nil parts of tbe state, though in some sections a jwtlpp, ol tbe late planting would be materially helped by a PAST OF A TICKET. ! The Democrats Put Up Candidate* for Part of the County Offices. The democratic convention Wednesday was not largely attended, and the chief matter under discussion was whether to put up a strong ticket from ,op to bottom or to ease up on tbe other offices with a view to helping Smith and Chrlstensen. J. W. Hinchon was for a fight all along the line and tried to work it out, but the Smith and hristensen forces were too much for him. Capesius for superintendent was shelved, and no candidates for surveyor or coroner were named. On representative a strong effort was made to get J. T. Chrischllles to take the nomination, but as two yearsago, he declined. Tbos. Sherman waa also urged unanimously, but his relations to the bank prevented him from accepting. J. M. Farley said that his health was such that under no circumstances would he consent to run. Mr. Farley presented Henry Thompson, and the Bancroft democrats J. H. Sheridan, but the Whittemore contingent had things too well in huud. The nomination of Smith and Cliristensen, which was the real purpose of the convention, was made by acclamation. Geo. E. Butterfield of Swea City and J. B. Hofius were named for supervisors. THE OOUBT BEOORD. Judge Ilelsoll Adjourns a Week—A Session to be Held Next Monday. The jury was dismissed last week and court adjourned Friday. Judge Helsell will be here Monday to close up some equity matters. Judge Quartan held court yesterday. SOME INDICTMENTS. Rlley & Lamuth, Jas. Smith and Nell Smith, and Geo. Metzgar were indicted by the grand jury for crossing bridges with threshing engines without laying plunks as provided by law. Otto Huar of Lu Verne, son of a well- known preacher in Burt and Lu Verne, is indicted for seduction. • It is rumored that several young ladies are in trouble on his account. Sam Grove of Wesley is indicted for putting in a bill of $44 fees for chasing the boy who forged a note on Perry Burlingame. He was gone a week. It is said the fees are illegal. J. E. Ferguson is indicted for larceny. He sold machinery he did not own. THE BOHN CASE HANGS FIRE. The jury in the Bohn fence case was unable to agree. Eight were for the railway company and four were for the Bohns. This means a new trial with big attendant expenses. The case was decided before for the company, but the supreme court sent it back because one of the jurors had worked for the company and helped build tbe fence. IOWA AT THE TRUST CONFERENCE Geo. E. Clarke Acts as the Iowa Member of the Resolutions Committee. Geo. E. Clarke, who was appointed by Gov. Shaw as,a delegate to the big trust conference at Chicago, got away Wednesday evening and was present during the most important sessions. He was chosen to represent Iowa on the committee on resolutions, and in that capacity came into close contact with the leading men there. He led the fight against the adoption of any resolutions, and was also instrumental in getting Bourke Cookran to reply to Mr. Bryan at the Saturday meeting, Mr. Clarke says that Samuel Gompers of the Federation of Labor was one of the ablest men present. He also compliments Gov. Pingree, who made a very sensible address. He says Bourke Cookran towered among the rest, big in body and big in brain, a consummate orator and a deep thinker on industrial problems. His address was the real event of the conference. Mr. Clarke is very enthusiastic over the conference, which in his opinion will do more, to clear the public mind for the appreciation of the great problems involved in the enormous combination of capital now going on than any event in 20 years. The proceedings of the conference, including all addresses, papers and discussions will soon be published in form to be available to everybody. ANOTHER PIONEER GONE. Robt. Skllllng Passes Away In Rlv- erdale at tbe Age of 60 Years. Robt. Skilling, one of Kossuth's early settleri, died Sept. 14 in Riverdale township, where he resided for many years, being recognized by all who knew him as a good neighbor and an upright man. Mr. Skilling was born in Scotland Oct. 10, 1833, and came with hie parents to Canada when quite young. About 30 years ago he came to Iowa, making his home in Algona. After a residence of five years in Algona he moved to Riverdale and engaged in farming, which he made profitable by his industry. Mr. Skilling was married twice, his first wife being Elizabeth Terry, who died 29 years ago. He afterwards married Mary Sanborn, who died two years ago last March. To Mr. Skilling were born five children, Richard Skilling, Agnes Straok, Wm. Skilling (deceased), Franklin and Hallett. In early life Mr. Skilling became a member of the Presbyterian church and remained a consistent member of the same, The funeral was held at the >ld home and was conducted by Rev, S, OUerenshaw, a large number of neighbors and friends being present. Kent. "Name the man and the price." waa the request of the Turkish minister. It was said that a fancy price was fixed, $10,000 a year being hinted at. Whether it is correct or not Prof. Kent will not say. The recommendation was fo warded to the sultan, and be is expected at any time to send for Prof. Kent. A, 0. PARKER MAT AOT, Tbe Lamb Lumber Company's Suit to Test the Revenue Law—Gov. Shaw to Appoint A. C. Parker. A friendly suit is on to determine whether the Lamb Lumber company shall pay $700 for a re-incorporation. State Secretary Dobson says it must pay. Attorney General Remley thinks it can re-Incorporate without paying. A friendly suit is being arranged and it is said that Gov. Shaw will appoint A. C. Parker to represent the state, as he agrees with the Dobson view. The new revenue law requires stamps on all new articles of incorporation, and a re- incorporation is held to be the same as a new incorporation. The Lamb company incorporates with $700,000 cap ital. OWNS KOSSUTH SOIL. Congressman Hltt of Illinois Has a Good Thine—Ills Son Out to Look at It. Congressman Hltt's son of Illinois was in Algona yesterday to look over his father's lands in Kossuth. Manj years ago Congressman Hltt bough several sections of Kossuth land, whlcl he still holds. Mr. Hltt talked pleas antly of Illinois politics, but could no say whether Gov. Tanner would be re nominated or not. A. D. Clarke tool him out to look at his lands. prof. JCem's Good Luck. D. A. Kent, who conducted the farmer's institute In Algona two years ago, ind who gained notoriety out of bis ake farm near Webster City, is in luck at last. F. W. Bioknell writes: One if tbe men whom Secretary Wilson ias secured a good berth for Is Prof. D. A. Kent, for many years an Instructor n tbe Ames college. Some months tbe sultan of Turkey instructed bis later in Washington to find the Igftt Wftn tor syparvjaor of agriculture " tbe empire, and learn wbut be would The Cooke-Hayne Wedding. Married, at the home of the bride parents in Cresco township, Mr. Ed Watson Cook of Hobart and Mis Stella Wilda Hayne, at 12 o'clock Wednesday, Sept. 13, by Rev. John Cook of Hobart, 85 guests being pres ent, atnoug whom were Chas. Kennedj and wife of Blue 'Earth City, Minn. Mrs. Lizzie Cook and two sons from Ep worth, Iowa, Mrs. Bruch, Mrs. Hi I and Mrs. Thomas and son of Maso City, and Miss Goldie Humpson from Little Turkey, Iowa. Many beautifu and costly presents were given, Mr. Elmer Hayne acted us grooms man and Miss Myrtle Rist as brides maid. Miss Susan Rist played the wed ding march from Mendelsohn. They were married in the west en of the room under a beautiful arch dec orated with white and green, from th center of which hung a nicely arrange' bell. The bride was neatly dressed i white luwnsdowri trimmed in satin an lace, and carried a boquet of whit roses, while the bridesmaid wore dress of white organdie trimmed i luce and carried a boquet of whit flowers. After the ceremony, and after th friends had bade them best wishes, glorious banquet ensued. The rest o the day was spent in singing an games, until it was time for the newl. married couple to leave on their wed ding tour of a week to the Omaha ex position, on the 4:15 train, when thej were accompanied to the station; am us they went from the depot to th train they were showered with grea streams of rice and an occasional ol shoe. The groom is a successful young met chant of Hobart. With his brother he located a small general store i Hobart in the spring of 1892, sine which time they have increased thei business until now they do alargestor business besides owning and operating an elevator and lumber yard, and als do an immense live stock business Mr. Cook is a young man of temperati habits, strictly honest and highly re spected by all who know him. The bride is highly accomplished and, o the best type of noble womanhood, gen tie, amiable and loved and respected bj all her acquaintances, and deserving o just such a husband as she has found Both are from the very bestoffamilies and the wishes from the hearts of al are that they may enjoy a long, pros porous and happy life. Minstrels Coming. Richards & Pringle's famous Georgit minstrels embodies the biggest," bright est and best in this popular line o amusement. Every feature presentee is original and up-to-date. Fify well known names appear on its roster; two big military bands furnish the choises music for Its big free street parade; i well-trained orchestra of 30 pieces sup ply the music for its indoor perform ance. The famous troupe of Arabs the greatest tumblers and acrobats o the century, specially engaged for this show, which also includes a host o vaudeville entertainers, minstrel amus ers of the highest class, and a score of spectacular surprises, dialect songs, negro melodies, comedy, acrobats, trick bicyclist, grotesque and fancy dances, tight wire walking and funny comedians. Altogether presenting one ol the latest and greatest efforts of this popular firm of pioneer managers. Remember the big show will appear at the Call opera house Tuesday, Sept. 26 The Republican County Ticket. Lu Verne News: The republican county convention at Algona last Friday was well attended and all passed off pleasantly. Bancroft Register: The candidates are good, clean men and competent, all of them, and will poll the full party vote in November. Ledyard Leader; A Leader representative attended the county convention at Algona last Friday. It was in all respects a creditable convention. Every candidate for whom Ledyard voted was nominated. The results are quite satisfactory and the ticket a good one in all respects. Swea City Herald: The ticket is composed of good men. We might have chosen the ticket otherwise If it had been left to us to choose but the list would, not bave contained better men. The writer was, not present but the delegates who buve expressed IJg f^tft VtAt **«..__.. _^_ . AGO. At*. Laura A. Barsalou Tells About BarJr-day Schools In Iowa. Mrs. Lauru Barsalou of Bancroft tell* ibout early methods of examining teachers by the county superintendents, and her own :perlences as a teacher in Jackson county the following letter to THE UPPER Bus When tfre system of examining teachers by county Superintendents was first ntroduced It was conducted very differently from what It is at present The first superintendent of Jackson county wasoneMr. Edie; he received a salary ot $1,000 a year. He had appointments in different towns, where with two assistants he examined the teachers. 1 received mv first certificate in a small town called Van Buren. There were some BO or 60 Would„ teachers present. The examinations were all oral. Sometimes we all replied to a question in a chorus and Sometimes onlv a few would answer. When it came to Arithmetic different ones went to the blackboard to explain examples. I was twice examined at this place by this method. The teachers continued to board around for some time after this system was inaugurated. The first school that I taught I received the munificent sum of what was termed $16 per month, $8 was deducted for board, boarding around of course, and I had 45 scholars enrolled. A few years after, this district was divided into three and oujfht to have then been divided into two at least. The school house was of rough logs and destitute of every convenience. The next winter when I applied for a school I thought I ought to have $14 outside of board. The director was shocked, why, said he, we could get a man for that and even less. I told him if I taught as well as a man I ought to receive as much, and if I could not he ought not employ me. But he said it was of no use as a woman's work was not worth as much as a man's work, you see he was a man, and just as men are today, was master of the situation, and I was a woman and just as women are today, was obliged to submit to his'dictation. Nothing that I might say would convince him that this was an unjust discrimination. I taught this school for three terms, but all-for less than any man would have taught it. This school house ivas of hewn logs and very comfortable for one of its kind. Right back of it was a grave yard and not 10 feet from the window by the teacher's desk was the grave of a murdered woman. The graveyard was a favorite playground for the children. On one occasion I rode ten miles horseback, on a Mexican saddle, to apply for a school I had taught the winter previous. I put up at a little log house occupied bv a Mrs. Grant. When we retired I occupied the bed with Mrs. Grant, and in the night, in my sleep, I struck her a sharp blow and shouted "get up. 1 ' She screamed and her brother who slept upstairs, with nothing but a hard wood floor between us, demanded to know what was the matter. She said the school ma'am struck her I was wide enough awake by this time and indignantly denied the charge, then matters were explained. For about a minute I thought the house was coming down over our heads. We both shouted in chorus, "what is the matter." Her brother said he had laid on the edge of the bed, and in trying to turn over, had fallen out. The morning I secured the school, and a hard summer I had of it. It rained almost con. tiniously day after day. I was obliged to pull oft my shoes and stockings and wade spring runs that were swollen two or three times their original size and every morning when I reached the school house my clothes would be wet to the waist. It was fortunate for me that there was a house near by where I could go and change. I tell you teachers of the present time nave little to complain of. They have comfortable school houses, receive good wages, and have all manner of modern conveniences, LAUBA A. BAKSALOU. DEPOT GROUNDS LOCATED, The Railway Commissioners Give the Iowa Central a Depot Site— They Praise Algona. Railway Commissioners Palmer and Mowry with Secretary Lewis were in Algona yesterday, and gave their official permit to the Iowa Central to condemn the row of blocks the road crosses in reaching Diagonal street. The law provides that when a railway company usks for more than the usual 100 feet of right-of-way the commissioners must pass on the request. Commissioner Dawson was ill at home and unable to be present. Geo. C. Call and E. V. Swotting took the commissioners out in carriages to look over the depot site, and also drove them about town. They expressed themselves in terms of .unqualified admiration of Algona. PHIL. HANNA GETS A LETTEE. An Interesting Incident of the Recent War-Phil. Banna's Spanish Friends. The New York Herald of Aug. 20 has an illustrated page devoted to Phil. C. Hanna. It tells of his career in Venezuela and Porto Rico and gives the following letter, which is very interesting. When Phil, was in Venezuela Eulate, the Spanish general, helped him defend his consulate. During the recent war he helped Eulate, after he was captured, and this letter results: CADIZ, SPAIN, July 20, 1899,-My Very Distinguished and Highly Appreciated triend; It gives me great pleasure, now that our governments have seen fit to resume their old-time diplomatic relations, to felicitate you upon the same and to convey to you the sentiments of my heart. You can never know how much of the balm of consolation was contained in your messages and letters during the late trouble,, and thereafter, when my mental agony produced greater pains than my wounds.. n spite of the excitement of war and the- oad of responsibility upon you, you consoled me by showing that your friendship, was of a character that stood the test. We have both been loyal to our counties; we have served them the best we' could; we have no apologies to make to the public for our behavior, neither have we .pologies to make to each other as friends. The ladies join me in wishing you the highest prosperity and happiness, I am now ommandante here, with the rank of commodore. I remain, my dear friend, your aithful ANTONIO y F. .BULATB. WIH Horace Please Explain* Horace Mann was chairman of the lemooratio senatorial convention at EJmmetsburg and the Democrat sayp ' he made a few stirring remarks 000* erning the prospects of the party IB be district and the importance of flam- ng a strong energetic, candidate." Wf egret to note in this connection tbe «& p)p K/ *«K Re P° l 'Jw Q»e o( tb« oMceable features ol tb,e detaooratiQ snatorloi oon,yen,tiQn, O.D, TbHrSday, was the gathering of tbe dejegates Jn.

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