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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 13, 1899
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THE UPPJBB MS MQIKBB: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1899. Hi • -| -I- ^L Ljt ^^^^^B ^B^^ TO "P 1 ^ i h !T") J. A. Hamilton & Co MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN HARDWOOD READ THIS RECORD. Heavy Hardware, Wagon Stock, Posts, Brick, Tile, Flue Lining, Sewer Pipe, Building Paper, and Roofing Materials. Wholesale and Retail. ALGONA, IOWA. °' 12503 ^ the celebrated Chester White sow, fan-owed Oct. 18, 1899, and had ten pigs. On Nov. 18 one of these pigs weighed an even 30 pounds, and ten days later 47 pounds. At fifty days old the pig- weighed 73 pounds. It was fed Sutt's Remedy three times a week. This litter of pigs is the finest in the county, and I believe in the state. It is the best I have ever seen. % Try Sutt's Remedy. Saw Mill. Mason City, Iowa, Nov. 11, 1890.—Mr. J. L. Button, Aleona. Iowa—Dear Sir: Enclosed please flnd draft for 85 to pay for the two cans of Sutt's Hog Cholera Preventer you left me on trial, and to pay for two more. It seemed to help my hogs wonderfully. Ship as soon as you can, and oblige, I. J. KING, Mason City, Iowa. Uoone, Iowa, Oct. 27, 1899.—J. L. Sutton, Algeria, Iowa.—Dear Sir: Please find enclosed *1.25 to pay for one can of your hog cholera preventer. My neighbor has tried It and he says It did his hogs good. He also says you guarantee it; if it don't do good you refund the money. Yours, HENRY GATEZ. It pays to feed it. to your hogs. They will have no cough, no worms, and they fatten on less feed. Call at my place in Algona for good hog medicine and also for good thoroughbred hogs. J.L SUTTON. MILLIONS WASTED. SUCH IS THE CLAIM OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. They Are Now Trying to Get a Hill Through Congress to Uo Away with LetlsrsTlmt AiuXot SuuuUcd— A .Spoil- Ing Reform. Spelling reform must come, says the American Philological association. And it says so emphatically. While the country IB being asked to exercise itself and grow heated over the discus- Bion of reforms in police departments, aldermanic boards, street car companies, trust legislation and the question of the eternal feminine, too little attention is being paid to the subject of spelling reform, in which not a email class of citizens, not a select few from a certain walk in life, not the members of an individual community, but every man, woman and child in the United States, is decidedly interested. The ,74,600,000 persons in this Republic, says the officers of the association, are all directly affected by the proposition to reform the manner of spelling many of the words in daily use. The association is trying to get a bill through congress which shall correct what It describes as an evil. The Btatement is made that the irregular spelling of the English language causes a loss of two years of the school time of each child and is mainly the cause of the alarming illiteracy of our people; that it involves an expense of hundreds of millions of dollars annually for teachers and for writing and printing superfluous letters, and that It is an obstacle in many ways to the progress of .the education of those speaking the English language and to the spread of the language among other nations. "The changes of preterits and past participles of our verbs suggest another and perhaps more interesting rule. In the early English the preterits of our regular verbs are two syllables longer than they are now. In the Wy- cliflte Bible 'axide' (asked), 'blesside' .(blessed), 'klsside' (kissed), 'tilide' {filled), 'passide' (passed), and 'walk- ide* (walked), are familiar examples of preterits of three syllables now of one; 'answeride/ 'periscbide,' 'apper- ide,' and 'worschlpide' of four syllables formerly, but now of two. The unaccented, weak vowels in 'Ide' were freely dropped. Borne early verbs have 'ade,' gome 'ode,' some 'ude,' some 'ede' and in some the vowel before 'de' is absent — 'lufade — ode — ude — ede 1 (loved); 'Jyfode—ede,' 'lifde' (lived); "domed/ 'demde' (deemed); * 'de 1 wag the significant part of the suffix, and the Haw of least effort led to the weakening and dropping of the unaccented .vowel before it. "it is of no vise to try to characterize with fitting epithets and adequate 1 WORST OF BOY CRIMINALS. terms of objurgation the monstrous spelling of the English language. The time lost by It Is a large part of the Whole SChooltime Of the mass Of men. '*• Record That Would Put an Older Count the hours that each man wastes * on to Shame. in learning to read at school, the hours which he wastes thru life from the hindrance to easy reading; the hours wasted at scool in learing to spel; the hours spent thru life in keeping up and perfecting this knowledge of spelling, in consulting dictionaries—a work that never ends; the hours that he spends in writing silent letters, and multiply this time by the number of persons who speak English, and we shall have a total of millions of years wasted by each generation. The cost of printing the silent letters of the English language is to be counted by millions of dollars for each generation, and yet literary amateurs fall In luv with these squintings and lispings. They try to defend them by pleading their advantage in the study of etymology, but a changeless orthografy destroys the material for etymological study, and wrltn records ar valuabl Incendiarism, burglary, larceny, a«- sault, and vagrancy are some of the charges which George Spillet of New York City, was recently charged with. And he is only 15 years old. On one he has served' two years In the House of Refuge, another charge was withdrawn, and on the other occasions he was given his liberty because of his tender age. Spillet was 8 years old when the po- Hce arrested hl'm for burning a barn owned by Cupid Williams, at Flushing. The boy pleaded that a man had given him matches and that he accidentally dropped some by the. ba-rn. He wns let go. A few years afterward he was arrested for stealing money from the Long Island railroad station at Whitestone; He pleaded guilty and was sent to the House of Refuge. (One of Algona's new attractions.) A portion of the mill is now here and is being fitted up to run near the Foundry. The mill will be ready to saw lumber in Algona in a very short time. Logs will be sawed to order at $6 per thousand feet, or we will buy logs at the following prices : No. I walnut 24 in. and over, $25 ; other hardwood logs, $15 ; soft-wood logs, $10 per thousand feet. We will take logs any size, and want most of them cut either 12 or 16 feet long. Brick and Tile Plant. This is a first-class outfit, capable of making 40,000 brick per day. This is- a new outfit which was erected at Britt two years ago, but which was abandoned on account of poor clay. We have steam dryer and all modern improvements for making brick and tile. Algona is sure to boom next year, and those who contract early for their brick will make no mistake. The Algona Foundry Is now running every day and will be formally opened Jan. i, '1900. All citizens who are interested in Algona's manufacturing welfare are cordially invited to call upon us during the day or in the evening. Planing Mill. We have recently purchased a full line of wood working machinery, a part of which will be operated at the foundry at once. We shall make hardwood flooring, interior finish, and do all kinds of sawing, planing, turning, and twisting for our customers. A dry kiln will be run in connection. Good Locations for Algona Manufacturers. We have recently bought all the land which lies between the Iowa Central and the Chicago & Northwestern railroads except the streets, and have permission from the city to cross those streets which are in line of the new Y, ( and we are pleased to offer desirable sites to manufacturers at the actual cost of the land, and we will guarantee railroad connections. J. A. HAMILTON & CO. not help him." The blind boy was the first to speak, and he laid his arm around the suddenly aged form of his father. "Come," he snid, "let us go back to mother. Slip will always bi> beautiful to me now," and they turned and gave place to the others.—New York Evening World. In proportion as 1 they ar accurat records of speech as spoken from year to year." Here Is a sample bill, which, in one form or another, the association Is trying to get through congress: — "Resolved, That the public printer be and is hereby directed In all works for congress and for the departments begun after the passage of this resolu tlon to adopt the following rules for amended spellings, except in educational and other works where a different orthography may be required: — "First—Drop 'ue' at the end of words like 'dialogue,' 'catalogue,' etc., where the preceding vowel is short. Thus, spell 'demagog,' 'epllog,' 'synagog/ etc. When the preceding vowel is long as in 'prorogue,'' "vogue, 1 'disembog- ue,' etc., retain final letters as at present. "Second — drop final V in such." words as 'definite,' 'infinite, 1 'favorite, 1 etc., when the preceding vowel IB short. Thus, spell 'opposlt,' 'preterit/ 'hypo- crlt,' 'requlsit,' etc. When the preceding vowel is long, as in 'polite,' 'finite,' 'unite,' etc., retain present forms unchanged. "Third—Drop final 'te' in words like •quartette,' 'coquette,' 'cigarette,' etc. Thus, spell 'cigaret,' 'roset,' 'epaulet.' 'vedet,' 'gazet,' etc. "Fourth—Drop final 'me' in words like 'programme.' Thus, spell 'program,' 'orlflam,' 'gram,' etc. "Fifth—Change 'ph' to T in words like 'phantom,' 'telegraph/ 'phase/ etc. Thus, spell 'alfabet/ paragraf/ 'fllos- ofy/ 'fonetlc/ 'fotograf/ etc. Sixth—Substitute 'e' for the dtp- thougs 'ae' and 'oe 1 when they havt the sound of that letter. Thus, spell 'eolian,' 'esthetic/ 'subpena/ 'eBofagus/ 'atheneum/ etc. «'N. B.—No change in proper names." The member* of the American Phi;- ologieal association eay that the scope in c.pnnt«iUy road, wns burned. Detectives believed that Spillet had fired the barn for revenge. The lad admitted that he had done It "to get square and see the barn burn." He said two boys helped him. They also were arrested, but dismissed, as the only evidence against them was that of Spillet. The latter was held for the grand jury. After Spillet left the House of Refuge he stabbed a companion at WTiite- stone. The charge was withdrawn. A year ago he and several othor youths were arrested, charged with robbing the Whltestone public school and stealing books. They were discharged. Lovely to Eyes That Saw Not. The blind boy raised a rapt face to the light. "And my mother?" he said, ques- tlonlugly. "Tell me how she looks again. I shall soon b* able to gaze around, and I know I shall see one more beautiful than all the rest and cry 'Mother! mother! Why do you not speak? 1 " His sensitive face was turned reproachfully toward his father. "You have always told m« 'how lovely she la. She Is little— not taller than my shoulder—I know that." The old man laid hi* arm over the lad's shoulders. "You must know now what your blindness would hare kept you from knowing," he said. "Your mother is pot fair and beautiful now In face, but her soul U what God made for a mother. When you gee, look for the face which holds the greatest love. You will not be mistaken. It will be About Beard*. The glory of so many of Rembrandt's finest portrait's lies fn the treatment of the hair, whereas the smooth-faced "Man in Armor" is- only great in spite of itself. Vandyck was born in an age of beards, and Vandyck was a great painter. The beauty of human foliage seemed to inspire him, and the inspiration grew «o great that a clean-shaven face struck him almost with horror. Beards could not but keep in fashion when the most fashionable portrait painter of the flay demanded them, so that Vandyck at last had' the supreme pleasure of living in a world 1 that he himself had largely helped to form and' create. The same pleasure must be felt by the pre-Raphaelltes In our own flay. They cannot but see the Imprint of their imagination in- the woman's headdress of to-day. Liko Pelleas they gloried In the hair of Mellsonde; they would not let It go; they, let it fall In floods over their pictures,, their pictures stormed the public, an* the public doea Its 'hair in cumulative prn- Raphaelitism. This is only natural. The barber was not made to annihilate, but to improve upon nature. All the lights and shades of brown can only give warmth and color and delicacy to the flesh tints that are left, so why deplete them? How many male faces in a thousand can stand the unvarnished light of day? Why IB it so few male actors can flnd their portraits in the theatrical papers of the day? Because they wear no. beards, says one inspired critic. Slade & Taylor have for the Holidays the finest line of Oysters, Candies, Cakes. Meals for all who come. We make a specialty of catering for privats parties. The finest metropolitan ice cream, cakes and delfcies furnished' Everything in our line first class at Slade &* Taylors. FINANCIAL. ^****^~^-*-**-*~*^^~*j~*^r**s~^, Kossuth County State Bank, loaned- , XO-W.A.. domestic exchange bought and sold, dollee bU8ine88 transaoW fass * ge tlcketa °° or VVSKH. INGHAM, President; T. CHBISCHILLES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH Cashier W° S^^fe&^e 01 " 1 Q - Smlth ' J " B " Jones ' T " Ohrtschilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. ypur mother's." The great surgeon looked for a moment or two into tb» sightless eyed, and then turned and laid his hand on the father's trembling arin. "Only Qod can make him swe, toy friend," h« said kindly. "Your boy born Irlud, and human skill can JLlone»» Attacked u Hunter. The South African papers contain details of the death of H. A. Colenbrnn- der, which resulted from an attack made upon him by a lioness while hunting. Mr. Coleubrander, who had with him three armed natives, had slightly wounded the beast and was following it up, when lit crouched, and., though again wounded, sprang at Mr. Colenbrander, seized 'him by the arm, and, as he said afterwards, "slTook him like a rat." The Kafllr boys had all remained stanch, but Greet, the old hunter, cau» tloned them not to fire, and snatching a rifle from one of the others placed the muzzle behind the ear of the lloa- ees and fired, the bullet carrying' away the back part of the skull, but Jt still held on. He then put the barrel of the rifle in its jaw* to sever them apart, as the other two boys flr«d behind the shoulder, which killed the animal. The gun barrel was grooved by the teeth of the lioness, some of which were broken on It. Mr. Oolebrander's death resulted from blood poisoning several days lu- ter.—London Leader, D. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL ............................... $50,000 A. OALL — .............. President I WM rates to parties furnishing flrst-e^s security. J Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. 0. Chubb, Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier, Geo. L. Galbralth, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Sohenck, Thos. P. Oooke. CASH CAPITAL, 150,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS . »y Interest paid on time deposits. C. C. Samson. B. F. Grose SAMSON & GROSE, [Successors to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACTS REAl ESTATi LOANS. FARMS AND WHO LAUDS FOR SALE AND FQJUISNT. Opera House Block. U. P. HAGGARD. G. F, PEEK Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith,] Abstracts, Real Estate, A i™» Collections, ALGQNA, IOWA, V

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