The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 29, 1899 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 29, 1899
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"•*- -r si. -jt , ? 'i tiPPBft DEB jjOjttjfgfli AtiQON A, tOWA, WJJDNE8DAV, NOVfiMBgR29,1899. Ik* 3t|$«* §0 tB»Tt-*Otm*H TlUft. BTf tKCtrtAM A WAftftfttt. ni i I UN ii ' " ferm* to Sub*crib«rt. r,ey,... ................... . One copy, «1* months ...................... 76 Oflecopy, thfee iaonthB.. ......... ........ *0 Sent to any addMss at above rates. lt by draft, money order, of express or Locating Normal Schools. President Seer ley's interview In Des Moines will give new impetus to the movement for one of more new state normal schools. Hie suggestion that the legislature first select a location, and then fix upon an appropriation is a good one. But we doubt if the state will take kindly to his second suggestion that a commission be appointed to help the legislature in selecting the location. Iowa's experience with locating commissions has not been altogether a happy one. The legislature itself is the proper commission to determine where the new school shall be, and the legislature when the time comes to decide will know enough about the ambitious towns that are entered in the race to make a wise choice. There will be then no suspic ion of jobbery, or undue influence, and the school will not be knocked down to the highest bidder. The legislature can easily at joint session, with a map of Iowa before it, pick upon one or three eligible locations. After the matter of location has been determined the matter of appropriations can be passed upon. Explodgd Saloon Claims The Sun is fighting: a mulct petition ja Sac county. It points to Algona among other towns which it finds "compare most favorably in public improvements and general prosperity with towns where saloons are taxed and permitted to run with the sanction of law," The Sun is undoubtedly right. Without naming the towns it is safe to say that Algona is far ahead, even in that class of Improvements which saloon license is' said to foster, of neighbors which rely on saloon revenues. There is no reason why this should not be so. Municipal taxes, whether they are collected over saloon bar or through the regular channels, are the same burden to tbe community. The only difference is that in towns which collect taxes as taxes, the burden falls where it should on the wealth and property, while in towns which collect taxes as part o the price of a fflass of beer, the burden falls on the poor and the vicious. Those towns where the property freely bears its burdens will naturally lead in public enterprise and public improve ments. Those towns where the prop 1 erty is willing to shirk its burdens anc under misleading claims allow them to weigh down tbe unfortunate willnatur ally degenerate and go back. There are claims that can be pu' forth in favor of the mulct saloon in some quarters which are worthy o consideration, but the revenue derlvec from the saloon is not one of them, and that, too, without any reference to the claim that it is immoral to derive any benefit from saloon license. The sa loon license as a means of deriving pub lie revenue is a contemptible make shift for adding the legitimate public burdens of the property of tbe town to the already sufficient squalor anc wretchedness of the poor, It is scheme for taking the bread of hungry families to pay for sidewalks, and o robbing needy children of clothes to grade streets, while the thrifty and temperate owners of good corners con gratulate themselves upon their sagac ity in getting out of their just share o tbe public expenses. The 'usual claim is that as much liquor is sold in counties which do no license saloons as in those which do and that the public might as well de rive a revenue from tbe business. Tbe experience, of Algona, and, we believe ot Kossuth county is to the contrary We have an idea that if a comparison could be made between the counties in Iowa without saloons and those with that already in a few years a marked difference could be discovered. The counties without saloons would show less intemperance, more thrift, anc more public enterprise. The saloon as a business institution is doomed-in Iowa. The end may be several years off but it will come. The next agitation will wipe it out, and that effectively. What the ultimate liquor law will be no one tell. THE UPPER DBS MOINES believes that will be a dispensary law giving the Btate a monopoly of the liquor business NEWS AflP COMMENT. The following from Gov. Shaw's borne paper, the Denison Review, is signlfi cant; " Gov. Shaw will not be a candidate fcjr United States senator at tjbie time, and }t ie too fair ahead to state whether in the f ufcuri? he mvy " r w»y no * ue - Suffice it to H^y that Senatpr,Gear will rightly peee S j^aft term, but jit te PW f eplR^n that Gpv, Sbaw jpouM be e,leo&cj yy® any saloons, «ad Scott county Iff. The city of t>e» Moines has 86. The DnbtMjne saloons tl 14,600 a year license. Ifcese figure* ng&estin a small way the drain the liquor business is on ft state like Iowa. If the Whiskey business of the prohibition counties added to the saloon business of the mulct counties the total would be astonishing. The Chicago Inter Ocean notes the success of the Iowa university foot ball eleven this year: As the foot ball season draws tit a close the situation becomes more and more complicated. No eleven in the country can with Justice claim the chum rfonship. Only three teams of any importance remain undefeated, Harvard, Chicago, nd Iowa. The Chicago Tribune, in bragging on the Iowa delegation in congress, mentions Allison, Gear, Henderson, Dolliver and Cousins. It says the two latter are the most eloquent men in congress. The Dubuque Times says the legislature should not monkey with the official ballot, but should get voting machines for [owa and do away witb the ballot altogether. Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin: In respect of quality and originality of thought the discourse [Congressman Dolliver's] revived tbe best traditions of the lecture platform. It was a wholesome, inspiring dis mission, by a tbougbtful, practical man, of problems that concern and interest every intelligent American. Sam Clark says A. B. Cummins is a "young man," and that "there is time enough for the boys." Considering that Mr. Cummins is a grandfather, the sage of Keokuk must be taking an octogenarian's view of youth. There are times when a man likes to be called a boy, but there are other times when he likes to have tbe fact recognized that be has arrived at maturity. The Dubuque Telegraph publishes the following characteristic item: " It appears that Shirley Gilliland and Harvey Ingham, regents of the state university of Iowa, interfered in the senatorial campaign in the Johnson-Iowa district in behalf of Mr. Ranck on the ground that Mr. Ranck's election would be especially beneficial to the university. Ranck is beaten, and the partisan interposition of the regents has created a powerful sentiment in favor oJ placing the university under the state board of control." THE UPPER DES MOINES has no knowledge of what part Shirley Gilliland took in tbe campaign in Johnson county. The extent of its own offending was a five line item, among some political notes of tbe campaign, commending Sena tor Ranck's candidacy. If this item is in any way responsible for a " powerful sentiment," it has accomplished more than some of the more labored efforts of the paper during the campaign. So far as the board of control is concerned, we doubt if any one will seriously consider committing any o: the schools to its charge. If, however, a new educational board is proposed, to have control of the schools, it is not likely thai it will be seriously opposed. The Britt Tribune is of age, and as it grows older Increases in flavor. Bro Bailey has a streak of real genius added to which he has a nose for news. The Trib une is one of the best papers we get, and is always full, for as he says: "Take wha we know added to what we don't know there is a lot of it, and we print both." The St. Jo., Mo., Herald says: Men felt prouder of being American citizen after listening to the masterly address de livered by Congressman Dolliver of Iowa a the Tootle theatre last night under the auspices of the Y. M. C, A. A splendid audience greeted the eloquent orator anc boundless enthusiasm was manifested throughout the lecture. The eloquent con gressman found himself at once in high favor with his audience. Had he conn without an introduction the recognition o his superior powers, and his magnetic pres ence would have gained an immediati hearing. Congressman Dolliver is a man of splendid physique, of towering height slow and deliberate of speech and gesture Each word in his discourse was weighed and every sentence counted. When he done, it is safe to say there was not one in the large audience who failed to feel th< fire of his patriotic utterances. IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD. Our old-time Rev. Whitfield dis cussed secret societies at Belmond Sun day evening at the invitation of th local societies, 1 Webster City Tribune: P. S, Nor ton, one of Algeria's leading lumber men, was a visitor at the Methodis parsonage last night. Mandeville Burgitt, father of a well known family in Humboldt, John Bur gitt of Kossuth being a son, died a Britt Nov. 21, aged 80 years. Miss Norma Gilchrist, who will to pleasantly remembered in Algona, ha been dangerously sick at Wellesley Mass,, where she is attending college. West Bend Journal: Mrs, Le*Eo; Barton and little boy of Algona cam' over last evening to visit Mrs. Geo. G Sohreiber, who is a eisterof the former The Beacon doesn't absolutely prom ise a new hotel at Spirit Lake but sayj it is coming just the same. The Mil waukee will have several stations on tbe lake next season. M. F- Healey of Fort Dodge and Chas. E. Piekett of Waterloo deliver orations at an EJlk memorial meeting io Sioux City Sunday, It is a publi ceremony in tbe Grand'opera house. ... 0, Lewis, wb,o is now at Arm strong, has been offered the charge 9 the Camb lumber yard in Algona, f JpurnaJ aays. He hae npt decided accept, Us would be a welcome a4,di soda fpuutafp ia s ear store, Th.e,Mirror «aya;-/ Wifch. he fountain w«* ttade eepeelAftjr to rder and exhibits coiatoendable eftter- rlse OB the part of the f>6* firm. Spencer Reporter: Mr. and Mrs. H. . Tremain returned Saturday from xhiwigo, where they have been to pur- base the furniture for the new hotel t Algona. While le Chicago they witnessed the opening of the grand pera. Mason City Globe Gazette: Carl Setchell of Algona, a member of the 3th Minnesota, who has been visiting Tack Erickeon, went to Minneapolis his afternoon. He was a student at he University of Minnesota when he entered the army. Spier Standring, who lived with his parents in Algona in 1881, died at Corwith last week, fie had gone to Honolulu to engage in business, and was aken sick. His father brought him home but he did not rally. He was an estimable young man. Orlando Crandall says the water in Spirit Lake over a large area is 40 feet leep. This he knows by personal in- estimation. The people who have conceived the idea that Spirit Lake is about to go dry are respectfully re- erred to this testimony, says the Beacon. , THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The December Atlantic might in some senses almost be called a Chicago number, for three of the most striking and salient articles are by Chicago authors. Harriet Monroe's " The Grand Canon of the Colorado" is a brilliant and effective sketch of nature and natural scenery; Mrs. Ella W. Peattie's lively "The Artistic Side of Chicago" pictures the aesthetic, artistic, educational, and literary features of the jreat city, while the short story " The De- actives," by Will Payne, is a capital example of the power of Chicago writers in romantic fiction. Chicago has reason to be proud of her contributions to this number of the representative magazine of America. •*• -t- H- The cover of the December Century is suggestive of the approaching Christmas season, the central figure of the design, by Henry Hutt, being a kneeling angel with outspread wings. Five tints of yellow and red are harmoniously blended in the printing, the letters being in black. The brief opening poem, " The Old Master," is decorated by Edward Edwards, and illustrated by Louis Loeb in a frontispiece as season able as the cover, and, like the cover, printed in tints. H -t- -*- -t- Ae might be expected, the Christmas spirit prevades the December St. Nicholas. "The Children Danced Around It" is the frontispiece, and the title refers, of course, to a Christmas tree—one thai was used afterwards as the mast of a ship, a bear's cave, and all sorts of things thai grown folks would never have thought a Christmas tree fit for. The Christmas number of Scribner'e this year contains several striking novelties in illustration. The methods are not only new, but the results are in every way artistic. Walter Appleton Clark's pictures which accompany Harrison Morris' "Bal lad of Three Kings," are as rich in color as an old stained-glass window. The origina pictures have been reproduced with abso lute fidelity, so that there are none of the violent contrasts of color so often seen when a painting is reproduced by modern processes of printing. FOE MOBE STATE NOEMALS. ttle of the anguish he felt. During ie closing hours he asked to have ft octor called to examine his shoulder, ut bis handlers secured some medicine nd applied it after half carrying the xhausted rider from the track. Law- K>ti finished the regular race at 9:80, bird from the front. At midnight & bysician was catted and told him what was the matter, and he was taken out f the race. Eleven riders were in the six day race. Jhey are Charles W. Milter of Chicago, the world's champion long distance •ider; Prank Waller of Boston, the 48- lour champion of America; Bert Re- uine of Nashville, 18-hour champion; >scar Julius of New York, late chanv >ion of Sweden; Fred Nelson of Chica- fO; John Lawson of Chicago, holder of .be 40-hour and 100-mile records; John Chapman of Atlanta, Ga.; Gus Lawson f Buffalo, brother of John Lawson; Oscar Plummer of Kansas City, and L. H. Nlederbofer of Minneapolis. STATE TEAOHEBB' MEETING, The Teachers Will Gather at Des Molnea Dec. 27-«9-SUpt. Spencer Speaks. The annual state teachers' meeting will open at Des Moines in the new auditorium Wednesday Dec. 27 and xmtinue two days. Supt. N. Spencer f the Algona schools is to read a paper )n the proper age of children to begin going to school. We note that Florince Zerwekh, formerly of the Algona lormal school, is to read on the value if "story" literature and what it should be. Jodie Baker, also of old Algona college, is to talk on the value of Greek as an educational subject. President 3eo. E. MacLean of the state univer- ity gives an address, also other prom- nent educators. Murat Halstead gives lie lecture on the Philippines one evening. The program for the three lays is very full and promises the best meeting yet held. The railways give excursion rates. Two prizes are offered M counties which show up the largest amount of railway mileage paid by teachers in attending. President H. H. Seerly of the Cedar Falls School Says the State Should Locate More. "I should be glad to see the legisla ture establish several other norma schools in llwa, provided they are gooc ones," said President H. H. Seerley o the state normal school at Cedar Fall to the Register reporter, " Some o the papers of the state have quoted m as opposed to the establishment of any more normals in the state. They have said that we at Cedar Palls will flgh the establishment of any other schools This is all the sheerest nonsense. I would be presumption for us to even attempt to dictate in the matter. We shall not oppose the establishment of a normal school anywhere that the legls lature may see fit. That is the busines of the legislature, and something con corning which we do not expect to med die. I wish to be understood on thi matter, both by the people of the stat and the press." ''What do you think of the prospec of more schools being founded at thi time?" "That is rather a hard question, responded President Seerley. "J would be better, perhaps, for me to ex press no opinion on that subject. How ever, as a general proposition, I think that it would be infinitely better if th question of location is settled first an the appropriation fixed after theschoo is established. As long as an effort i made to establish a school and make ai appropriation at the same time, ther is bound to be immense opposition from other towns that are seeking the same thing. In Illinois it was found practi cally impossible to establish norma schools until the location was first set tied. I think that a location commis sion should be appointed by the legis lature, as nearly impartial as possible and that commission receive proposi tions from the towns that want a nor mal school, and then the legislator can decide the question of location, have serious doubts as to whether an, town can secure the location of aschoo as long as there is the competitioi there is under tbe present plan. "TERRIBLE SWEDE" BTJW. RAOE8 He Was In a Six Day Race at Kauea City—Holds Some Good Records, John Lawson entered a new Hind of six day rape at Kansas City las Wednesday. The riders started fo eight consecutive hours daily, riding from 1:30 to 9 p. m. The purse amount to $1,500, and $100 additional is hung up for a new 48-hour record, In add! tion io the six dw race, motprcyol races were to be TUB daily by Lawso and pite and Frank Waller and mate |pr pjjrse pj $i,QO, After two days L&wson got a fall tha 1 ' ' jone, 'His injury wa ,^^^ r -,.,,-„ the fleet hours riding He wis piok.ed gp and put on his whee bajj mile in. hi? <HMM»Yor to «(M»fcWL4MW fcWu^P Langdon & Hudson want you to try their line of Teas and Coffees, In Uncolored Japan Tea: Camelia, May Bud, and Rpse Bud. In Ceylon: Naban and Monsoon. In Coffees:, Diamond Mocha and Java, Flint Mocha and Java, Challenge Brand, Capital Brand, Victor 1-lb cans, High Life 1-lb cans. A Bald Spot Isn't beautiful no matter how you look at it, and oftentimes it is as unnecessary as it is unlovely. Miller's Hair Tonic is prepared especially for this purpose. It keeps the hair in a smooth, glossy, healthy condition, stimulates the roots, prevents dandruff and itching, and holds as bay as well as cures dandruff. PRICE, 50c. R, H, MILLER, The Druggist, OQOQQQOQQQQOQQQQGQQQQQQQQQ t If a man is in love that's his business; if a girl i is in love that's her business;' but if they are engaged to be mar- \ ried it's OUR BUSINESS to sell < the engagement ring and make the j bride a present. Dingley & Pugh, Sign of the Big Watch, Going to Roast Him pn Thftpkeg-J vinfr a&y ? We refer to the great American turHey. Don't let the dinner be a failure through the fault ot the coal Send us an orfer for a ton of Pooljing ooaj. It will take a very small portion of it to cook a dozen dinners and each will be flone to a turn. Tbjs kind of coal ie only about ten per cent, higher than last year. Other kinds have gone up about 60 per cent. Therefore burn HOCKIN(?. , jlf *ww MONDAY, IK. 21, an exceptional exhibit of fine Frock Trimmings. Mrs, Galbraith has just returned from a two months' Chicago trip, where she has devoted most of her time studying the marvellous combinations of the London and Paris Frock creations. The Correct Dressers will find it to their advantage to call and look over the novelties worn by the ultra fashionable folk of Europe and America. Mrs. G. will be in the store for a short time, and will be at liberty to give the ladies of Algona and vicinity the benefit of her experience in combining materials and colors. Geo. L. Galbraith. Governor Shaw Went to San Francisco to meet the 5ist Iowa from Manila—but if you wish to see something fine in the line of Furniture go to J, R. LAIRD'S. He has just received about two cars of fine Rockers, Chairs, Sideboards, Bed Room Suits, Book Cases, etc., the finest ever seen in Algona or big Kossuth. Call and see for yourself. J. R. LfVlRD. Holiday Goods. OTTO NEUMAN Is putting in a Hue of Holiday Goods. He is located in the old Grange Store stand, south of the court house. Be sure and look him up, One Hundred Dollars Is offered to any person who can duplicate the CIGAR FOR $ CENTS. JOHN SCHU & CO. Bicycles Repaired, Bicycles for Sale, Saws filed. Also agent for the Eldredge, Victor, and Wheels, J, U. EDMONDS, IOWA, -RQw next floor to Frank wea.t racket. State street. Wetmore THIS TRUSS Mel I WEAR THE WBIUOHB TRUSS A truss embodying the simplicity and durability of all other trusses, and yet unllKe any of them. The most simple truss ever made. Is practically indestructible—wears forever. Made on strictly hygienic principles—no cumbersome springs to pass about the body. ,^ It gives perfect freedom of action witn- out'the slightest movement of the truss. Does not take one-half the pressure to now the rupture that the old style taUes. Hold the rupture' easily, yet firmly a™ surely. It stays just where it is placed. It is the cheapest high-grade truss yet produced. , .,, It is absolutely guaranteed to fit and UoW tbe hernia with comfort, 1 or money will oe refunded. Don't buy any other truss before giving the Wetmore a trial. For sale and guaranteed by W. J, STUDLEY,

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