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DBS MOtKEHi ALGONA. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1890. *mMii*^*aaiamiiaaei*f***tiMa*nsi4^^ _ ..._.,,., . _ .. „ t '_, , ,.,, ..„..... „ , „._. „„ ... „ ..... ., . ., ' §11 'i ft fii MUM"! -fdtrirrit BY INOHAM A WARREN. to Subscriber*. On* eopy, on« ye*.r , 11.60 Oneeopy.slx months.. 76 One copy, tht-ee iaotrtfcs. 40 8«ntto any Address At above r&tes. Remit by drift, money order, or express et- nas M our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. Dewey's Reception. Gold win Smith, the Canadian, saye the enthusiasm over Dewey is out of proportion to the importance of the battle of Manila harbor. In a sense Prof. Smith is undoubtedly correct. A three hours'sea fight, however brilliant, does not warrant a national demonstration. But the three hours that marked the destruction of Monte jo's fleet are not all that are involved in the outburst of enthusiasm now being witnessed in this country. It ie the 60 years of Dewey's American life that fitted him for the three hours' fight and the responsibilities that followed it. The people of the United States are enthusiastic over Dewey because he has shown to the world that the race of Paul Jones and Commodore Perry is not extinct. Dewey is the ideal American seaman. The briefness of his one engagement is partially compensated by the white light of world wide curiosity that was focussed upon him. Dewey in three hours proved to the world that American blood is still vital, that peace has not enervated nor unnerved us, that free institutions put " the man behind the gun." Dewey's after career in Manila is equally a source of pride. He again proved to the world that the average American citizen is in an emergency a statesman. He was firm in protecting our rights, but courteous in asserting them. Whether he dealt with representatives of foreign powers or with the natives he improved our relations while increasing respect for our thority. Dewey has done in all respects what his countrymen would have him do. He has filled the public eye. As discreet in speech as in action he has been the ideal American in war. He comes home without a flaw in bis record, a gentleman in private life, a fighter in battle, bearing the honors of victory as modestly as he did the brunt of battle bravely, his head turned as little by adulation as it was by Montejo's guns. It does not require a long war to test a man's metal. Everybody knows that the result would have been the same had the battle of Manila lasted months instead of hours. Because everybody knows it everybody honors Dewey. growth of fie* department*, will Id the next ten yea« give the State an Institution that its citizens will speak of with pride, and that in addition to holding the students of Iowa will draw largely from neighboring states. Conetne Comes Saturday. THE UPPER DBS MOINES desires to urge upon every citizen of the county who cab come to Algona Saturday the treat he will enjoy in hearing Robt. G. Cousins on the issues of this campaign. Entirely aside from the political importance of Congressman Cousins' visit his coming is an event in itself, as he has never spoken in the county. The meeting Is one of eleven to be held in the state on that day, one in each congressional district. The Algona meet- Ing will be second to none in importance, nor will any speech be looked for with more interest over the country than the one Mr. Cousins will deliver. au- Geo. E. MacLean Inaugurated. President Geo. E. MacLean was duly installed as president of the state university at Iowa City Friday. He has been in fact president since August, and in two months has demonstrated his ability to enthuse the students and faculty by his personal magnetism. At the installation he stood on the platform with President Harper of Chicago university and President Nortbrup of Minnesota university, to be measured by no mean standard as a public man. He suffered nothing by the comparison, his address being scholarly in tone and eloquently delivered. President MacLean brings many very essential qualifications to his work in Iowa. He is a polished public speaker, possibly the most so in the state. He is a man of fine address, exceedingly genial and companionable, and he seeks personal companionship with the student. He is a man of high character whose life stands for the best and whose ideal of education is the mould- ing of men and women. He is, thanks to his Scotch ancestry, a man of force, with all bis culture, and as an executive officer has demonstrated his ability. Lastly in Mrs. MacLean he has a wife who also is interested in the students personally, who is democratic in her ways, of the finest culture, attractive, a type of the finest American woman. At no time in its history has the university had either the prospects or enthusiasm that it has now. The attendance this year is very large, crowding the buildings. The students and faculty feel that a new era is ahead, Nothing but inadequate support can prevent Iowa from having the leading university west of Michigan within the next ten years, because its foundations As THE UPPER DE» MOINES predicted, the Courier evades the question of negro suffrage. The Courier does not and will not say that it favors allowing the negro to vote, have his vote counted and hold office. This amounts to saying that the darkey has no right to participate In the government under which he lives. With what consistency does the Courier, therefore, prate about the rights or wrongs of the Filipinos, who, to say the least, have no greater claim to recognition than our negroes? And with what consistency does it try to alarm the people over the policies of the republican party which has done all in its power, except Invade the southern states with armed marshals, to secure the negro his rights, and which has already proposed a government in the Philippines which gives every citizen an equal voice in the government under which he is to live; which gives, in fact, all the rights of local government enjoyed by residents of the territories in our own country? Until the Courier can come out and honestly demand a free ballot and a fair count for the negroes of the southern states, its pretence of sympathy for the Filipinos is absurd. DBS MOINES is having a big celebration this week with its Semi-Om-Sed street fair. All sorts of gatherings are booked to meet in the city and special rates are made by the railroads. It is a pleasant time to be in Des Moines. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Miss Nellie Sherman, a sister of Thos. Sherman of Bancroft, was married Wednesday evening to W. Calahan, who travels for the Deering Harvester company. They will live in Humboldt. Claude Henry of Etnmetsburg- is the republican candidate for sheriff. He is an admirable young man and has a lot of friends in Kossuth county who will give him the benefit of their best wishes. Livermore Gazette: Glen Brunson is shipping goods and removing to Algona this week. Mr. and Mrs. Brunson acquired many friends while here, all of whom will be sorry to see them leave. Mr. and Mrs. Phil. Hann'a were the recipients of an invitation from Gen. and Mrs. Fredrick Dent Grant to attend the wedding of their daughter Julia to Prince Cantacuzene; or, as his full title appears upon the invitation —Prince Cantacuzene Count Speran- sky. Well diggers got another flowing well for N. Halsey near West Bend, this time over near the croek by the Catholic cemetery. It throws a strong stream several feet in height. This is the third within a mile of town, and there is one about two miles and a half west. Humboldt Independent: Prof. Lilly made a trip to Algona Friday evening and the following Saturday he spent in surveying—laying out town lots. The Prof, is a rustler, and evidently believes in killing two birds with one stone. On his way back he took up a studtmts; that's legislature legalisingall prior defective acknowledgements. But MK Clarke showed that Young had bought the Sweitzer land of Lund before the legalizing act was passed and so bad vested rights that could not be affected by it. It was a closely contested case, and will probably go to the supreme court. The decision in the lower court is a noteworthy victory for Mr. Clarke. PEBBOHAL MOVEMEHTB. Mrs. Harvey Ingfaam and the boys are in Des Moines for a week or more. Mrs. Keyes, a sister of J. E. and T. D. Stacy, is here from Kansas for a visit. Dr. and Mrs. Glasler took In the Webster City street fair, and bad an enjoyable time. B. B. Warren goes to Des Moines to attend the state meeting of job printers to be held Friday. C. W. and Mrs. Plumley visited his mother at Webster City last week, and saw the street fair. Mrs. E. N. Weaver and Lew start for Montana Monday to visit Henry, who lives at Kallspell. D. Rice goes to Chicago to take some stock and to see the big McKinley demonstration next week. Mrs. Phil C. Hanna is coming today to spend a week with Mrs. C. O. Simpson. Phil will come Saturday. M. J. Walsh is down from Livingston Mont., for a few days to visit his old friends. He is the same genial M. J, T. G. McDermott was over from Mason City for Sunday. He is getting u fine law business, better than he expected. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Langdon spent Sunday in Aigona. "Bert" Is still at work on the Milwaukee line through Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dingley, Sr.,are home from their eastern trip, arriving Saturday. Mr. Dlngley says the west suits him. Rev. and Mrs. D. M. Stiles are attending the annual meeting of the Northern Iowa Baptist association at Webster City this week. Mr. Stiles is the moderator. i J. J. Ryan went to Duluth last week to bring Mrs. Ryan home. They spent Sunday in Algona at the S. D. Drake home. Mr. Ryan says the cold weather does not extend north. Helen Dodge has gone to Minnepolis to go to school and will make her home with her father, Harry Dodee. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dodge visited in Algonn, last week. Miss Mable Gilmore came home from Cedar Falls last week with a slight attack of typhoid fever. She is getting along nicely and will soon be able to return to her school. Eugene Slmffter has resigned his position with the Northwestern railway at Eagle Grove, and will go into business. He has been a railway man for 14 years, and was one of the most efficient men connected with this division. He and his family have lately been at Duluth for an outing. G. F. Peek started Monday afternoon for Minneapolis, and will spend some weeks visiting relatives there, in Sioux Falls and other points. He is gaining in strength very slowly, and his marriage will be postponed probably six or eight weeks. He is, however, out of danger. Rev. Suckow, Mrs. Stacy, and Mrs. buckow were in attendance on the Forest City meeting of the Congregationalists last week. Rev. Suckow preached one sermon. The Forest City Press SERMON BY RE?, BURNARD Indulges in Some Reflections on What It Means to Grow Old. school for one of our the third bird. O. H. Caulkins at Corwith has sold his hardware business to C. J. Gillett, Clarion, Iowa, who was to take possession about Oct. 1, 1899. The Hustler says: Mr. and Mrs. Caulldns will return to New Whatcom, Wash., soon. They have been pleasant people and made lots of friends during their stav 4 n /"lrtM.,,14.1~ "K JT ^« _ i i' § * i • •* says: His subject was "The Weak Spots in the Church," and with a parallel with the loss of Samson's seven locks of hair he compared the attitude of the church today, that as Samson lost his power by intercourse with the Philistines so the church In a great variety of -ways was shorn of her strength by allowing the world to dominate and shape her course. He pointed out the danger and weakness of the church in losing sight of the great mission of evangelism, that real experimental conversions were a rarity today- He made a strong appeal for the church to return to its first principles, and in doing so, like Samson, her strength would return and she should be a power in turning men from darkness to light. Thinks It a Subject That Should Be of Vital Interest to Both the Old and Young. The La Grange, 111., N«ws recently published a Sermon on •• Growing Old" delivered by Rev. W. H. Burnard, so long pastor of the Congregational church In Algona. Many old-time friends here will onjoy reading H on Kev. Burnard's account. Everybody Who reflects occasionally on growing old will enjoy reading it on Its own account. Rev. Burnard said: When I was a little boy in Providence, R. I., there was an old ship aground In a dock with her bare and blackened masts leaning against a warehouse. She bad a history, for she had sailed over many seas, and was reported to have made her owners rich by her many cargoes which she had brought from foreign lands. Now she could sail no more, and, antiquated, dismantled, useless, neglected and contrasting sadly with the new and gayly rigged craft* about her she was hastening to decay and oblivion. Some old men are like that vessel, having apparently outlived their interest in the life about them, and waiting for a kind Providence to putthem out of sight. But are all old men so? Let us consider. Let us see. I propose to indulge in some reflections on growing old. The subject should be in teresting to both old and young—to the young, because they are now deciding what kind of persons they will be if they live to be old; to the old because the should decide how to make the best of their present condition. We need to learn how to take hold on life and how to let go. Now what is more sad than the sight of i old, Infirm, disgusted worlding, who has failed to obtain that which he has lived for, or has been disappointed in the results Having no preparation for the future life, but having put his affections and employed his energies on the things that perish with the using, and seeing his earthly advantages slipping away from his grasp, how hopeless and joyless he appears 1 What can take the place of his worn out ambitions? When he becomes the subject of human neglect or malice, or varied misfortunes overtake him, where is his consolation? And is it not sad that he can feel keenly the slights of men, the loss of influence and property and all other forms of earthly adversity, and yet have no sensibility about his sins, a coming judgment and the mercy of God? Is it not sad that, while he is obliged to confide in his finite and often selfish friends, he does not look for the friendship and help of the Saviour who baa died for him? The sight of a well-tried Christian is a pleasing contrast to this one. Old age in general terms, may have a peculiar interest. It is fitly associated with something accomplished. It is fruition and ripeness. A well rounded life, a well nigh finished successful career, is a pattern and inspiration. Even the old ship looks venerable and interesting when one thought of the leagues of ocean over which she had sailed the storms she had weathered and the safe keeping of the merchandise and the people she had carried. But there is a peculiar grandeur in the character of the righteous, who with • clean hands has held on his way and become stronger and stronger; who has hud a steady purpose running through his life and has gained life's great end, notwithstanding physical and moral infirmities temptations to sloth and sensual indulgence, and the changes of time and men. The peace of God rules in his heart, for lie lives by faith. He fears no earthly or future ill. As Wordsworth says: could do. Even when the proper time comes, It Is often with sadness that a person retires from his chosen life wot* and refrains from favorite pursuits far lack of strength or opportunity, and takes subordinate positions where he once was chief, ana looks on while confident youth tugs desperately at tasks that he 6ne performed with ease, and raises questions that he supposed had been settled forever. Now since we all, in the various stages til 1 .*'* J° urne yi are growing older and will, if we live long enough, be really old, how can we make the best of this condition ? Perhaps if we would express our Ideal of what we would like to have life to be, It would be something of this nature: Let the body grow to full stature and the mind mature; let the knowledge and wisdom gained by study and experiences increase as the years go by, but let not the capacity ">£. work or enjoyment ever fall; let not the wrinkles come to the brow, nor the bloom go from the cheek; let not the silver threads come into the hair, nor the brightness go from the eyes: and let the ardor and susceptbility and the strength of vouth continue, while judgment, self-mastery, and virtue grow without ceasing. But in this world autumn always follows summer, and decay always follows ripeness. What is the next best and possible tblnirl Be youthful In spirit as long as you can. Be in sympathy with the young and things that are new A youthful spirit can be cultivated. We need not outgrow all of our ambition. If there is one important SOPHUS RICHARDS' VIEWS, A Kossnth Soy In the Philippines— Writes His Impressions. have been more wisely laid than those ofanypther western university, however much ahead others may appear to the casual observer. The board of regents do not expect to make any sudden expansion in the work at Iowa City, and the legislature, if they did, would wisely confine its increased support to such sums as can be used in a gradual and healthy growth, ' No bpard is wise enough to use large sums of money at one time in the public service economically. The university Jn buil^nge and fn eupp'prt sbpujd be built gradually an4 securely. The new collegiate building will be a credit to th0 $t#te, and the best college bull'dr io Jbe wesk - Aj» assembly ball and, a library Jjqijdfng,of-Uke escejjenee, w jjj pM j j^e j owa 80 |j 0ol Ofl In Corwith. friends will again. Mrs. Caulldns' Algona regret her going west A CURIOUS LUND OASE. A .Legal Tangle That Involves One of .Mind's UOKUH Mortgages-Some Intricate Questions, Another Lund decision is on record, and John Sweitzer gets rid of a $1,500 bogus mortgage on bis farm, while C. S, Blaokman of Chicago mourns a loss of a like amount with interest for four years. Lund once owned the Hegarty farm north of the Milwaukee depot. He sold It to a bogus party, made a mortgage in the bogus party's name, sold the mortgage to Blackman, sold the land to Young and Young sold to Sweitzer. The mortgage was acknowledged by Lund and duly recorded, then a bogus release was filed which threw the purchasers of the land off. A curious legal tangle has resulted. Judge Heleell holds that the mortgage, al- eigned by a fictitious party, is Against Lund nn T.linrl'a 1,,^/1 City Council Meeting. ALGONA, Sept. 30.—City council met in regular session at the city hall, Mayor Sayers in the chair. Members present: Warren, Vesper, Morse, Paine, Stebbins, Chapin and Samson. Absent- MoMabon. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved^. APPROPBIATING ORDINANCE NO. 7. W.H. Horan, salary g 40 00 S. Algyer, wiring 9 qi an Jas. Murray, salary .'.'.'.V.'.'!" 40 00 Chas, Foster, salary, etc 004* Frank McMurray, wiring " 8850 John Sweitzer, police services '. 1150 G. O. Wright, freight and cartage 10 75 Algpna Sfate Bank, interest on elec trie light warrant No. 2413 1750 Algona State Bank, interest on war- rs/nts 41 i n W. V. Carton, salary....'.'.'.'.'.'.;; '.'.'.['.'." 40 00 Tags. Dailey, police services .'.' 800 G T3n« 4 n •.»->•!« -n n i t „,. ,. i__.. u v u S. Benjamin, police services .......... 2 no Geo. Richmond, wiring .............. 37 KQ G. H. Lamson, police services ....... ' a 00 &r • gpnahoo, services and stamps. . . 40 20 Wm. Kuhn. cartage ............. .... ins P. L. Slagle, leather ............... so . , 88 against Lund or Lund^'s land, f properly recorded It would be-good against the purchasers O j the "land, in spite p/ the forged refuse. But it is pof 'properly recorded, because Lund 4 aokpowlftdjgreiwent of wfcat was OWB, mortgage, and the ao">-* 4 " not notice to ,|)ifrd ,.,...„.. Tbte was the Olai-ke urged inbehttjf of ............... so Algona Republican, publishing ........ 4 75 Algona Fire Department, fighting flre. 32 00 Walker Bros. , merchandise? ..... . ..... 890 A. White, work on water works ....... 2212 £• Koran, work on streets .............. 6200 W, E. Naudain, freight and cartage. . . 12 33 .Samsou & Paine, coal*. ........... ..... 220 35 Campbell & Gronwall, blacksmithing. 785 Algona Electric Light Co., rental on plant to Oct. 1, iffea ..... ..... ..... 70000 Moved and seconded that the rules requiring ordinances to be read on three different days be dispensed with and appropriating ordinance No. 7 be placed on its final passage. Ayes: Warren, Vesper, Morse, Paine, Stebbins, Ghapin and Samson; nays, none, Carried. v .y. • .... . Moved and seconded that appropri' atlng ordinance No. 1 be adopted, Ayes; Warren, Vesper, Morse, Paine, "A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays And confident tomorrows." Lord Beaconstteld has no right to say of him, as he said of many: " Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle old age a regret." The lucious fruit of life is yet to be plucked by him. Be like him "And thy age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shall shine forth, thou shall be as the morning." "At the evening time it shall be light." We, all of us, old and young, have a right lo lake cheerful views of old age, not simply because we cling to Ihe hope of long life and fear to die, but because il has a charm of its own. It is nol to be associated with physical or mental suffering particularly. The aged do not have a monopoly of the aches and pains. Many people outgrow cerlain ailmenis when ihey pass Ihe line of malurity, and are more hale and hearty lhan ever. And, for one, I do not believe with Shakspere that "Care keeps his watch in every old man's eve," or thai it is true of. anyone but the wicked as Beattie says, lhat, " Old age comes on apace to ravage all Ihe clime." Wilh a past of usefulness and many visitations from God to Ihink aboul, and a hope of Heaven no Christian can approach the end of'life without gratitude and satisfaction. His Ireasures of recollections and vvenlth of experiences lo say nolhing of "durable riches and righteousness," musl give him comfort and pleasurable thought. But to present the subject of growing old fully and fairly some disadvantages, which atlend it, musl be named. Of course only the things which are peculiar to this last stage of human life need be menlioned Such Irials as poverly, loss of friends, sickness and the like need not be considered because these come to infancy, childhood youth and manhood as well. Loneliness is one of Ihe peculiar disadvantages of living to be old. Vacant spots on the eaz-th and in the heart come and remain. Close friendship and intimacies are not formed so easily and often as people advance in years, and naturally those ties which have already been formed are constantly being nttnlmn TJtTn wim> ».->» 4.1, >. -.. ^ D and Samson, Nays, Stebbins, Chaoin none. Carrjefl. Moved an4 seopnded to adjourp Oct. 7, \m, at 8 p. m. Carried. J. L. PONAHOO, City'Clerk..' broken. We may see the merit and enioy the society of recent acquaintance, we may learn to love them; but they cannol reconcile us lo the loss of the dear ones who are gone forever. Charles Lamb said: "I have had playmates, I have had companions in the days of my childhood, in my joyful school days. All, all are gone, the old familiar faces." Let a person watch the newspapers, as, for example, some of us watch the column of "News from the Churches," to learn what changes former fellow workers have made, and how impressively he will realize thai but few of them remain. They have " gone before to that unknown and silent shore," and others have succeeded to iheir places and responsibilities, Soou we will be conscious of not scanning lhat record with our old-time interest, for the names we find are strange. So, ''When musing on companions gone We doubly.fpel ourselves alone.' 7 90t. quite pleasant-to 8a y the respect iu which we should live in the past it is by looking with sympathy on the sports of the children and the plans of youth. "The morning star of memory" will rise in our mind, and we will feel again as we felt when we stood at the same mile-stone Mid looked forward to the same goal. It is good to associate somewhat with younger people thau ourselves, and to forget that we are any older than they are, and, if possible, to make them forget it, too. And it is good also to maintain a keen interest in transpiring events and to study them and help to direct them. A second important thing is lo be cheerful. Not too live too much in the past is a condition of cheerfulness. "Say not thou, what is the cause lhal the former days were better than these! for thou dost nol inquire wisely concerning this." While "fond memory brings the light of former days around us" let us enjoy the advantages we now have, and paint the sunset sky with the bright colons of the hope of the glory to be revealed in us. And we should be hopeful for the race since Christ has died for all, and is filling the world witii the influence of His truth and grace. As people grow old they are tempted to frown on changes. They do not take readily to new opinions or customs. Of course all changes are not improvements, and not all advanced thought is correct. People should be careful about removing Ihe an- cienlland marks. Old and oftrefutederrors are frequently revived and passed for new truths, novelties assume the guise and importance of great discoveries or invenlions, and the tendency just now is very strong to assail the most fundamental and sacred beliefs of the pious. But we must not allow this flippant criticism so out of harmony with God's word, and the deepest Christian experience, either to undermine our faith or to make us blind to the real improvements which is taking place in the world. A visionary and a reactionist, an unstable person and a fossil, each is a nuisance. So we must steer clear of either extreme and welcome the real progress and marvelous achievements which the world is making. Once more we should maintain our activity as long as possible; that is, as long as may be profitable to ourselves and others. The old saying that it is belter to wear out than to rusl oul is nol Ihe whole Iruth. Things rust out quicker by disuse than they can by employment The mechanism of Ihe body and the energies of the mind, like Ihe wheels and spindles in the mill, need action for their preservation and profit, dotage, which all people dread, and which usually comes with extreme old age, can be slaved offby complying with the laws of good health and by such careful employment of the intellect as will avoid overstraining on the one hand, and sloth on the other. You have only to think of the great men and women who have been emiuent in the various walks of life, long after they have reached three score years and ten, to be convinced that Ihe irained inlellecls of Ihe educated and robusl people retain their power the longest. But a wise man will not expect that all things will go to rack and ruin if he lets go. It should be a source of joy to us lhat God so looks after his own work in the world that when one worker fails another, as well or better equipped, is raised up lo lake his place. As John Wesley said: " The workers !fall but the work goes on " We should feel no surprise if the time allowed us for our life's work seems short at the best, in view of the years and money spent in preparation. Young people are apt to be in too great a hurry to gel to work, perhaps for this reason, and so Ihey begin wilh superficial attainments. But what we may regard as our life work is ll- self only preparation for Ihe everlasting future. We are always getting ready, or trying too, for some better employment or pleasanter condition. An frequently this is all we think about or care for. But God means all this unrest and desire for change to be a part, at least, of our discipline and training for Heaven. Moses did not know at the end of 80 years that his principle work in life was yet before him The Leviles thoughl that lheii-30 years of Irain- ing was required thai Ihey might have 20 years of service in the tabernacle. But for them and for Moses each stage of their lives, that spent in learning their trade and lhal in working at it, was to qualify them to live in a land that could not be seen from Pizgah's top, and for activities that would never cease. So it is with our- He Dott't Agree with the Says the Iowa Boys Are Att Btgtat and Doing Well. Following is part of a letter written by Sophua Richards, who went with Company F from Whlttemore and who is now in the regular army. He writes to the Britt News: The Iowa boys are doing well. They have had several fights lately and are giving the insurgents a hot time. After all it is not much, but to read some American papers you would think it awful here. I don't agree with these kickers. In the first place they are not people that will fight for their country Do they realize that our sacred flae has been assaulted by a mob of barbarians whom we hoped to better, to lift up? I am satisfied they don't. It is now with us a question of honor; they are our wards and it is a duty we owe to God and to ourselves to subdue them. Everyone there ought to have seen the sights here on the Fourth of Julv. Thousands of little children carrying American flaga, singing American songs, etc., enjoying the freedom as any little child could do at home. These little ones then have a future of freedom and liberty. Would you take that away from them? Certainly not if you are anything of human at all. The American soldier here does his duty without a murmur. He knows his duty and is doing it. For my part I have often wondered at the cost of the Philippines; first from the enemy of freedom, progress and civilization—I mean bpain—and then from themselves, and lifting them up to a higher place of living was not too great. We kaow that the price of civilization has always been blood, and I expect always will be so, but to see that for hundreds of years what cruelty has been done them, what blood has been spilled by the Spaniards, and now by such men as Aguinaldo and his ilk to see that thousands of homes are forever darkened. Is not the prioe too much? Your scribe is going to stand pat as long as my country needs me here. As long as there is to be fighting here I am going to stay, and there are thousands of others. I believe that every soldier that is buried on the Luzon soil has been a missionary for this higher civilization throughout the wide world, and he has done more for it, too, than all the contribution boxes in Christendom. ANOTHER PIONEER GONE. S. W. Millen Dies at the ARC of 81 Years—He Came to Kossuth 1855. 111 least aboutit—to have other people think we are old before we find it out for ourselves, which is apt to happen. Jt is not pleasant for those who are able to do their Pest work, or think they are, to be pushed v r *J° 1make ro «n for younger people, yet this is an experience which men and women in all business circles and callings, apd even in social circles, are having; un- le»s they ore to eminent to be disturbed, or control the position th^ey fill. Thus ripe wisdom and experience cpuntfor.little, and people yet in the prime of their intellect are invited to enjoy leisure and regt before feel the need/Aoa t*is enforced, in- ttUf diminish^ uw&»»S5"we Finally, when patienlly and submissively waiting God's call to go hence, thinking in the meantime " how grows in Paradise our store,' 1 let us do as much specific religious work as comes in our way. Lei us try to be more and more pure, and more and more faithful, and illustrate and commend the Christian graces. By reflections over our various experiences in life, and by contemplations of the change lhal awails us.llet us getherup and relain all the refining influences that we have ever received from God's word and spirit, and from his personal and providential guidance. May Ihe enjoyment of the good things of time and Ihe discipline of ad varsity, with Ihe .train o! dark events on our faith, unite to promote our growth m Christian character even after our body and mind are enfeebled with the weight of years. Wilh our prolonged spiritual warfare nearly ended and the goal that ends our race quite in view, we' ought surely to have and show many proofs of our victory and to be inspired by the sight of our crown. y .Lotus, all of us, old and young, keep in plain view the real end of life? "looking' unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of bur faith." Let us remember that it is not necessary for anyone, especially "« n °{ CWslian land, whether he lives to old age oi-whether he dies young, to fail at that Happily the best result of life, and only that, IB in the reach of a,ll. y "'Tte Heaven alone that is giyen awav 'tis only God that may be bad for the asking » Aspire to this gift not simply because if is free, but because it is best. "Too low they build who build beneath the stars" ia?f f ffl ^ y tb08e .°* u » who are nearing life's latest stage and soon must part w not think of the separation as s»d Monday evening S. W. Millen died at his son L. W. Millen's home, of old age. He had been failing in health for some months and for two weeks had not known those nearest to him. If he had lived until today he would have been 81 years old. He was born in Vermont, Oct. 4, 1818, was married there to Irene Amsden, and came to Algona in the fall of 1855, his family following in the spring. He first took the land southwest of town now owned by Judge Quarton. Later he owned part of the poor farm section. In 1858 he moved to Marshall county, where he lived until 1870, when Mrs. Millen died, and then he came back to Kossuth to make his home with his children He lived with Mrs. S. S. Bist until his son L. W. was married, after which he has been with him. Three sons and one daughter survive him, Will, who lives in Gushing, Woodbury county, George who is in the soldiers' home at Marshalltown, L. W., who has charge of the poor farm, and Mrs. Geo. Humlong of Marshalltown. Mr. Millen wa& known to all as a genial man to meet, faithful to his obligations, industrious^ and painstaking. He belonged to the pioneer band.which invaded northern Iowa when it was a wilderness and which has earned the gratitude of all who came after by the hardihood and endurance with which it over came the obstacles of ihe early years. The funeral will be held at the Baptist church in Algona" tomorrow at 3 o clock, and the remains will be taken to Marshalltown where Mrs. Millen was buried. Life, we've been long together a t * ro Algona's Great Progress. To the Editor: Would you have space in your valuable paper for me to give a few impressions of Algona and vicinity after my absence of nearly 12 years. Prior to that time I was also to numbered among the old settlers here, having lived among you about 24 years, my parents and their family coming to Algona in the spring of 1865. What a wild, unsettled country these broad prairies were then only the old settlers can know, Algona could then skow about 12 or 15 houses. Each year added a few, but today I find such a beautiful, thriving city, I haye seen many of the western and northwestern states and I know that Algona is surrounded by a region that can hardly be surpassed in strength and fertility of soil. For conditions of solid, steady prosperity the county of Kossuth is unmistakably in the front rank. It is very gratifying to me to be here for a few days again to greet my many friends and relatives, and to see these many improvements in Algona and vicinity. lam always interested in Algona and her people as from time to time I hear of them in the , columns of your paper. Here I lived so long, taught in some of your schools, Here I was married, and my two girls may always own Algona as their birthplace. I find much in southern California desirable and after 12 years there am very much at home in that sunny clime. QUINOY HUDSON. GRACE—Better doctor your health before .applying beautifying remedy, Rid yourself of oonstip&tiop!, indjges- tlon.with Rooky Mountain Tea, "

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