THE OPPJEfi BBS MOINBS: ALGONA, IOWA, WKDMfiSDAY, DJECEMBEK 13, 1899. TO J. A. Hamilton St Co MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN READ THIS RECORD. o • 12503}, the celebrated Chester White sow, farrowed 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 Suit'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 -Suit's Remedy, HARDWOOD Heavy Hardware, Wagon Stock, Posts, Brick, Tile, Flue Lining, Sewer Pipe, Building Paper, and Roofing Materials. Wholesale and Retail. ALGONA, IOWA. Saw Mill. Mason City, Iowa, Nov. 11, 1890.—Mr. J. L Sutton, Algona, Iowa—Dear Sir: Enclosed please find draft for $5 to pay for the two cans of Suit's Hog Cholera Preventor you left me on trial, and to pay for two more. It seemed to help iny hogs wonderfully. Ship as soon as you can, and oblige, i. J. KING, Mason City, Iowa. Boone, Iowa, Oct. 37, 1899.—J. L. Sutton, Algona, Iowa.—Dear Sir: Please find enclosed $1.25 to pay for one can of your hog cholera preventer. My neighbor has tried ft and he says it did Ms 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, iUOH IS THE CLAIM OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. They Are Now Trying to Get a Through Congress to. Do Away with Letters Thiit Aru Not Sounded—A Spoiling Reform. Spelling reform must come,, says the American Philological association. And It says so emphatically. While the country is being asked to exercise it- Belf and grow heated over the discus- Dion 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 small 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 statement 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 ol 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), 'kisslde' (kissed), 'nlide' '(filled), 'passide' (passed), and 'walk- Ide' (walked), are familiar examples of preterits of three syllables now of one; 'answeride,' 'perischlde, 1 'apper^ ide,' and 'worgchiplde' of four syllables formerly, but now of two. The unaccented, weak vowels in 'ide' were freely dropped. Some early verbs bare 'ade,' some 'ode,' some 'ude,' some 'ede' and in some tb» vowel before '<Je' is absent — 'lufade — ode — ude — ede' (loved); 'Iyfo4e—ede, 1 'llfde' (lived); 'demed/ 'demde' (deemed); * ( de' was the significant part of the suffix, and the law of least effort led to the weakening and dropping of tbe unaccented vowel before it. "It is pf no use to try to character- fee with fitting epithets and adequate terms of objurgation the monstrous spelling of the English language. The time lost by it is a large part of the whole school time of the mass of men, Count the hours that each man wastes 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 learlng 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 llspings. 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 writn records ar valuabl to the Biologist Just in proportion as 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 try- Ing 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,' 'epilog,' 'synagog, 1 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,' 'favorite,' etc., when the preceding vowel is short, Thus, spell 'opposlt,' 'preterit,' 'hypo- crit,' 'requisit,' 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,' 'reset,' 'epaulet,' 'vedet,' 'gazet,' etc. "Fourth—Drop final 'me' in words like 'programme.' Thus, spell 'program,' 'oriflam,' 'gram,' etc. "Fifth—Change 'ph' to 'f in words like 'phantom,' 'telegraph,' 'phase,' etc. Thus, spell 'alfabet,' paragraf,' 'flips- pfy,' 'fonetic/ 'fotograf,' etc. Sixth—Substitute V fpr the dlp- thouga 'ae' and 'oe' when they havt the sound of that letter. Thus, spell 'eollan, 1 'esthetic, 1 'subpena,' 'eeofagus,' 'atheneum,' etc, "N. B.—No change In proper names." The members of the American Philological association say that the »copt- $f their wprk 1* constantly extending WORST OF BOY CRIMINALS. A Record That Would Put nu Older Pa*. sou to Shame. Incendiarism, burglary, larceny, assault, and vagrancy are somo of the charges which George Spinet of Now 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 tho police arrested him for burning a barn owned by Oupi'd Williams, at Flushing. The boy pleaded that a man had given him matches and that he accidentally dropped some by the barn. He was let go. A few years afterward he was arrested for stealing money from the Long Island railroad station at Whitestone. He pleaded gnilty and was sent to the House of Refuge. A barn used by Edward Oooley, the station agent, and owned by the railroad, was burned. Detectives believed fcbat Spillet had fired the barn for revenge. Tho 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 TvTiite- stone. The charge was withdrawn, A year ago he and several othov youths were arrested, charged with robbing the Whltestone public school and stealing books. They were discharged. Lovely to Kyos That Saw Not. The blind boy raised a rapt face to the light. "And my mother?" he said, ques- tioniugly. "Tell me how she looks again. I shall soon be 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?"' His sensitive face was turned reproachfully toward Ws father. "You hare «lway» told m« (how lovely she is. She is little—not taller than my shoulder—I know that." The old man laid hl» arm over the lad's shoulders. "You must know now what your blindness would hare kept you from knowing," he said. "Your mother is not fair and beautiful now in face, but her soul is what God made for a mother. When you see, look for the face which hoKU the greatest love. You will not be mistaken. It will be your jpiothep'8." Tbe great surgeon looked for a ' ment or two Into tue sightless and then turned and laid his bend on the father's trembling arm"Only Qod can wake him we, my friend," h« said kipdly. «Yo«r fcoy born blind, and numan skill can (One of Algeria'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 cither 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 O> J Is now running; every day and will be forma'!; opened Jan. i, (900. All citizens who arc iuif * estccl in Algona's manufa.ctu.ring 1 welfare are. c»? dially invited to call upon us during the d;n or in the evening. n,,. t - We have recently purchased a full line of working machinery, a part of which will be operated at the foundry at once. We shall hardwood flooring, interior finish, and kinds of sawing, planfng, turnip,:;-, and t for our customers. A dry kiln "will be connection. We have recently bough!: ,-iJl the land ivy i lies between the Iowa Centra! and the Clika & Northwestern railroads except the sLreets, have permission from the city to Cios:; i! streets which are in line of the' new Y, arm are pleased to offer desirable sites to turers at the actual cost of the land, ; g u a r ; i n t : c e rail r o a d c o n n c c t i o us. m amis id \vc J. A. O not: help liim." The blind boy was the first to npcak, and ho Ink! his arm around tho suddenly a god form of his father. "Come," ho said, "let us go back to mother. She will always bt> beautiful to me no\v." and they turned and gave place to the- others.—Xt>w York Evening World.. About Beard*. The glory of so many of Kem- braud't's Wriest portrait's lies fa 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 Tandyek was a tfreat painter. The beauty of human foliage seemed to In- spira him, and tho inHpiration grew so great that a clean-shaven face struck him almost with horror. Beards could not but keep in fashion wneu the most fashionable portrait painter of the flay demanded them, so that Vaudyck at last had' the supreme pleasure of living in R: world that he Mm self Had largely helped to form and create. The same pleasure must be felt by the pre-Raphaelltes In our own (Jay. They cannot but see the Imprint of their imagination in the woman's headdress of to-day. Likro Polloas they gloried lu the hnlr of Melisonde; they would' not let It go; they, let It fall in floods over their pictures,, their pictures stormed the public, and' the public does Its hair in cumulative pro- Raplwelltisnu This Is only natural. The bacber 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 mule faces in a thousand can stand the unvarnished light of day? Why is it so faw male actors can find their portraits in the theatrical papers of the day? Because they wear no., beards, says one inspired critic. •?< fJu If.fi have for the Holidays the r >, -• ( li -"• n\ We make ri specialty of catering for p i Vt . L , } , ^ metropolitan ice cream, cakes and ddfck , ,i tl i ,, ( Everything in oar line iirst da.-ss ai: FINANCIAL Kossnth County , tsso.ooo.. ^ , Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domwi., SM ...im • ' o" »>t tion&niaae promptly, and a general •banking buslu«es tr4i'H*aort hi from the oJU countrfe& sold at lowest rates, i VYM.H. 1NUHAM, President j T, CHfllSCHILWi::,, Vlw i\e, S UOYte H Uones. Attacked n Ifimtt-r. The South African papers contain details of the death of H. A. Colenbrnn.- <?er, which resulted from an attack made upon him by a Uouess while hunting. Mr. Ooleubrander, who had with him three armed natives, had slightly wounded the beast and was following it up, when it crouched, and, though again wounded, sprang at Mr, Colenbrander, seized'him by the arm, and, as be said afterwards, "aESok him like a rat." The Kaffir boys had all remained stanch, but Greet, the old hunter, cau^ tioned them not to flre, and snatching a rifle from one of th« otbern pteced the muzzle behind, the ear of the lioa« 6438 and fired, the bullet carrying' away the back part of the skull, but it still held on. He then put the bar' rel of the rifle in its Jaws to sever them apa»*, as the other two bays flrad behind the shoulder, wateh killed, the animal. The gun barrel was grooved by the teeth of some of which were Mr. Ooiebrapdei First National Bank of UAPlTAb B A. CALL ............. D. x. svroxnrs ^ Qfikeri and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, 0. 0. cmubb, Vice Prest., Tbos. H. Lantiy, Casijier, Oao. L. Galbrafth, Fred. M. Millw, Myron 8oh0nck, Thoa. !\ OooUe.
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