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' " ,."5 yt x .T-f* tJPJ'ER DBS MOINES: AL0ONA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBfiK 20. 1899. mOHAM <* WARREN. to On««»py,on«T«*r n.SO Ottecopr.tfx months 75 One coir, three months 40 Sent to tor address *t »bor« rate*. Bemlt bj draft, money order, or express or- d«f atoorrtek. Ratoe of advertising sent on application. TEN PAGES. Take an Iowa Dally. Aside from the Chicago papers the most clearly printed, stylishly gotten up, and newsiest papers that come to Algona are Iowa papers. This is not a gratuitous puff, but the statement of a plain fact that any casual comparison trill substantiate, and one which THE UPPER DES MOINES would suggest to the consideration of its readers now when they are figuring on their read- jng for the coming year. There is not a paper published west of Chicago that is better than the Sioux City Journal in any respect. The same may be said of one or two of the Des Moines papers, while for Iowa readers none of the outside papers contain the news that ought to be in first demand. During this winter especially while the legislature is in session and the organizing for the senatorial election is going on, an Iowa daily will be an absolute necessity in any well regulated household. And inasmuch as all the Iowa papers are offering special inducements at this time, THE UPPER DBS MOINES urges its readers to patronize the home papers. The earliest morning daily to arrive is the old reliable State Register. It comes at least eight hours earlier than any outside daily. Some think the Register is an old fogy in style and makeup, and some stick by it on account of its love for the old ways. The Clarksons have been with the Register now 30 years, and "Uncle Richard," who knows his own mind and speaks his own mind, has a sort of London Times conservatism, which does not take to the newest or moat sensational methods. The Register always has the news, however, and from now to the end of the legislative session the daily can be bad for $1. The second morning daily to arrive is the Sioux City Journal. The Journal is a model of newspaper get up. It is a work of art mechanically, and now that Geo. D. Perkins is again in the harness it is as able as it is elegant.. The Journal is as good a daily as there is in the United States considering the field it has, and we know of no paper, Chicago papers not excepted, which we peruse with more pleasure even for the outside news of the world. The Journal reaches Algona at 10:40 in the morning, several hours ahead of any outside dally, its Iowa news departments are excellent, and it is incomparably a better paper for Iowa readers than outside dailies that have a considerable circulation in this territory. , The third morning daily to come is the Cedar Rapids Republican. The Republican ought to make the early trains, but they leave Cedar Rapids at midnight, which is a little early fora morning paper. Messrs, Cole and McMillen are making a splendid paper out of the Republican and one that would gain a good circulation hereabouts if it did not arrive with the Chicago papers in the afternoon. By all odds the best evening paper published in the west is the Des Moines Capital, which is practically a morning paper in this territory. It is elegantly gotten up, newsy, and comes at the lowest price possible for a good paper. On Dec. 28, in honor of the 53th anniversary of Iowa's statehood, it makes a straight $2 rate. Everybody who sends $2 on Dec, 28 will get the Capital for one year. This is actually less than the paper costs, and ought to bring the Capital 20,000 new subscribers. An interesting experiment in evening journalism is the Des Moines News. It is an experiment that newspaper men do not generally approve of, for as a rule they prefer to use better paper and get a better price for it. But the News at one cent a day, and $1 a year, is a success in point of circulation, and the man who wants a 'cheap daily can not do better. The News has many good features, is newsy, and more than fills the field it baa assigned itself. THE UPPER DEB MOINES could say good words for a lot of other Iowa dallies, but this is not particularly their territory and we are writing with a view to encouraging a bigger circulation for the papers that come in here under especially favorable conditions. Iowa people, other things being equal, should take Iowa papers. When other things are more than equal, as they are in the case ol the papers named, all of which arrive ahead of outside papers and all of which contain more Iowa news and in many instances more gen erftl news than outside papers, there rale a month without becoming a rank anarchist. It is well occasionally to remember that the only governments that Americans can get along passably well under are governments England has established. Even in Germany the imperial authority would be very grinding. Next to the crippling of our own government the greatest calamity that can befall the institutions our flag stands for will be the serious decline of the British empire. will become larg-eljr self-supportine. The time has come when more normal schools are needed, and needed badly." nr THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. RABIES OH THE RANGES. Ranchman S«r* Dog* Clir* It to Cor*ad They GIv* It to Bnrati mm A Cftttlfe. M. Rich mood, the oeer. has gone lo Ayr, Toronto, da, to visit bis old home. The Journal says Ray Gall ion bad the end of a finger taken off at Armstrong in a corn sheller. Iowa has a newspaper man naro, d Horace Greeley who has started 12 papers. He comes by bis name bo ; e stly. John Dows, who stands clo< t - to the Burlington management. S:\^-K the line from Germania to MinneiiCH.jfe is to be built. Thompson people subscribed 34»0 in to improve the roads coming into bank DBS Morass is a political hot bed at present, and the issue is whether the Cummins men can elect Eaton of Mitchell speaker of the coming bouse, or whether the Gear men will land Dr. j Bowen of Allamakee. Both sides have headquarters at the Savery and are ,^L r to ^ n ' The Firsl National making all the fight they know how to. ° f tbat place gaTe fm While the senatorial election does not hinge absolutely on the speakerebip, the speakership will probably decide both contests, providing a third man is not sprung for senator, which is always % possibility. IT must strike the most casual observer as noteworthy that Congressman Dolliver has been put forward in both the great tariff and money debates in congress. He followed Chairman Dingley on the tariff and Chairman Overstreet on the currency, in each case making the noteworthy presentation of the republican side of the case. Mere brilliancy does not gain such recognition, in fact caution, discretion, and sound sense are much more important in a party leader. Congressman Dolliver was an orator to begin with, and now 12 years of experience have fitted him for the most important service. If Iowa politicians were looking at Dolliver in connection with the senate the rank and file would feel more interest in the senatorship. JTEW8 AND COMMENT. Bernard Murphy says in the Vinton Eagle: State Superintendent Barrett recommends three additional state normal schools. It would seem as though two would do—one to be located at Algona in the northwestern part of the state, and one at some point in the southwestern portion. It is generally conceded that whenever another normal is established, the location should be Algona, and we believe this would meet with general approval. The State Register noted the presence of Gardner Cowles in Des Moines last week, and Friday it had the following mention: Gardner Cowles of Kossuth county, member-elect of the lower house, visited Des Moines yesterday. Mr. Cowles is not pronouncedly in favor of either Cummins or Gear for senator. At least he has not yet announced his allegiance. Of course the Gear men claim him, but it is unauthorized. He is a prominent real estate man and lawyer of Algona, and will devote the greater portion of his efforts in the legislature, in all probability, to working for a normal school for Algona. For some time Algona has been bidding high for a normal school. It is known that it is extremely anxious at present to have a school located there. Mr. Cowles would not commit himself yesterday as to what the legislature will be asked to do in this matter at the coming session, but those who are in touch with the situation at Algona say that a most strenuous effort will be made by- the Kossuth representatives to get a school located there this year. In fact Algona is expected to be perhaps the most prominent applicant for one of the new normal schools. The belief is growing that at least two schools will be established this winter, and Algona will doubtless be a bidder for one of them. Mark Furry of Alden, who was recently elected to the legislature, concludes that it would not be advisable to remove the rings from the ballot, because if every square had to be counted it would require so much more time, and as he estimates would cost Hardin, which is about an average county, $160 more than at present for every election. A young miscreant broke out a $]2o plate glass at Corwith with a chunk of coal. Corwith young men need discipline, the Hustler says. Sheldon bad a bad blaze last week. Three stores and contents were destroyed, loss $22,000, insurance S9,000. The fire was set, apparently, Hampton Recorder: Kaoawba on the Algona branch of the Iowa Central needs a hotel. It is without doubt the best town for its age in the state. The Eagle Grove Times wants Postmaster Wright's well at Ledvard to pan out. It says: Mr. Wright is a brother of Geo. Wright of this city, and has many friends here who hope his well will prove a bonanza. Sheldon Mail: Manager Foster of the Algona electric light plant, visited Sheldon Thursday. He inspected the equipments of the Sheldon plant and informed the mayor that the macbinerv is first-class, standard and in good condition. Mrs. Judge Cook and her daughter Mabel have been entertaining at their Cedar Rapids home. The Republican says: Progressive cinch was played and was followed by a tea of several courses. The decorations were meteor roses. Thirty ladies were invited. The first prize was a Gibson picture, the second prize was a cut glass olive dish. Bert Mathews had a big holiday opening at Clear Lake. His store was decorated and he went over from Spencer to attend to arrangements. The Mirror says: A mandolin orchestra furnished the music. There were refreshments for all visitors and the ladies received a souvenir in the shape of a book of engravings. The reception was a success in every particular. should be a general movement in their direction. THE UP?EB DES MoiNES will be f Ia4 to forward /pr all wj»Q de*ire to take advantage of Minneapolis Tribune: The feature of the opening day of the debate on the currency bill in the house was the speech of Mr, Dolliver of Iowa. It was characterized by all the wit and eloquence for which the lowan is noted, and held the members without regard to party for more .than an hour. Congressman Dolliver was orator at the Philadelphia celebration in honor of Washington. Congressman Dolliver has introduced a bill into congress for the erection of a government building at Boone to cost not more than $100,000. Supt. S. H. Sheakley of the west Des Moines schools expressed the opinion Saturday that the establishment of more normal schools in the state is the most important school legislation that will come up before the legislature the coming winter. " It seems to me that there is need for the establishment of at least three normal schools in the state," said Mr. Sheakley to the Reg. later. " The fact is that the greatest need of the school system of Ipwa at the present time is the training of more teachers, under professional instruction, so that they will be able to conduct their schools along some scientific lines and not in the haphazard way now so common in the country district*. I believe that a bill for the estab- raft* being offered. |oj> sympathy ie the Boere, ana not Uv§ under being lishment pf three more normal schools should be passed by the comjng general assembly. They would give the other three corners of the state that are not now provided a school a piece. The schools should be first established and the location afterwards chosen. j n ^ja way and tbjsajone, jf heUeye, w ^ ^JabJJs^njfnt be secured. « yrtu not take any amount 9' W°»ey ta fouud the sp&poU, OWEBS OF 8TBEET TEEES. The Supreme Court Holds That Lot Owiiers Own the Trees Alone tue Streets. Algona people whose trees have been cut for telephone and electric light poles will be interested in a recent decision of the supreme court. It is, in effect, that shade trees fronting city property belong to the owners of the real estate, and cannot be ordered removed by the city council. Neither can poles be set except as tree owners consent. For the Mathematicians. Here is an odd little piece of doggerel which appeared in the Gentleman's magazine 15 years ago, which gave rise to considerable discussion. Correspondents seem to have been pretty evenly divided between those who claimed that were several answers and such as maintained that the problem was unanswerable: When first the marriage knot was tied Betwixt my wife and me, My age did hers as far exceed As three times three does three. But when ten years and half ten years We man and wife had been, Her age came up as near to mine As twice four is to sixteen. Now tell me, Captain David Gray, I pray, What were our ages on the wedding day ? NOTICE—Life insurance companies will reduce the rate 33 per cent, to all who agree to use Rocky Mountain Tea. A wise measure. R. H. Miller—35c." Dally Capital For §3. The state of Iowa will have been in the union 53 years on Dec. 28. Lafe Young, the publisher of the Daily Capital at Des Moines, will offer his eight page daily paper on that one day, Dec. 38, for $3 for the year 1900, check to accompany the order. The Capital is a regular eight-page daily newspaper, well established and thoroughly modern in all respects. The publisher owns his own building, costly linotype machines and every thing else going to make up a modern daily newspaper. JUBT SAVED HIS LIFE. It was a thrilling escape that Charles Davis of Bowerston, O., lately had from a frightful death. For two years a severe lung trouble constantly grew worse until it seemed he must die of Consumption. Then he began to use Dr. King's New Discovery and lately wrote: "It gave instant relief and effected a permanent cure." Such wonderful cures have for 25 years, proven its power to cure all Throat, Chest and Lung troubles. Price 50c end $1.00. Every bottle guaranteed. Trial bottles at R. H Miller's drug store. BRAVE MEN FALL. Victims to stomach, liver and kidney troubles as well as women, and all feel the resulu in loss of appetite, poisons in the blood, backache, nervousness, headache and tired run-down feeling. But there is no need to feel like that. J. W. Gardner of Idaville, Ind., says: "Electric Bitters is just the thing for a man when he don't care whether he lives or dies. It gave me new strenght and good appetite. I can now eat anything and have a new lease on life " Only 50 cents at R. H. Miller's drug store Every bottle guaranteed. PAID DEAB FOB HIS LEG. B. D. Blantou of Thackervilte, Tex., in two years paid over |800 to doctors to cure a running sore on his leg. Then they wanted to out it off, but he cured it with' one box of Buoklen's Arnica Salve. Guaranteed cure for piles. 85o a box, Sold by B. H. Miller, druggist. is reported among the herds of cattle and horses on the ranges of Koutt and Rio Blanco counties, CoL Tl^- dogs have had the dread disease ior some time, and have communicated it to the eorotes, which, in turn, have bitten ponies and steers until they, too, suffer with it> says the Denver Times. This news was brought to Denver by Jim Brady from his ranch on the White river, not far from Rangeley, and he savs the malady has already attacked much of the stock. Several cows hare died, and others will not live over a few- days. According to Brady, all the symptoms of rabies are present—frothing at the mouth, glassy eyes and aversion to food and drink, especially the latter. Several cows hare become so crazed as to jeopard the lives of the cowboys, and a revolver or rifle crusade has been inaugurated against all animals whose actions betray the presence of the germs. Brady, who is a frontiersman of wide experience, says that in all his life on the ranges be never encountered such a state of affairs, and thinks that unless a sharp fight against the coyotes, dogs and infected cattle and horses is waged, it may spread to human beings. He expressed himself as being anxious to see some action taken to stamp out the disease in its present comparatively incipient condition, before it gets it to ihe big herds. So far it is confined to a few small bunches which hare roamed without herders. Dr. Gres&well, state veterinarian, when asked about the matter, said that there are a number of cases of hydrophobia among range cattle, and tbat its presence is directly traceable to the dogs and coyotes. Kossuth County State Bank, *so,oob. Deposits reoeired, money loaned, foreign and domestic ejrch; lions made prompter, and a general banking business trai from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. IXBfiAM, President: T. CHBLSCH1LLKS, Vite Pr*»; Directors—Wm. H. Ingham. John G. Smith, i. B. Jones, T ? W. Wadsworth. Barnet Devina. sold, to LEWIS R ' First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL ASSSOSB A. CALL ................. PresSOfnt I WX. K FBSGTJSO'V D. H. BTTCH1KS ................ Viet President \ CHA6 lAPALXBK 0/Befr*«nd ; A. D. Clarke. President, C. C. Chubb. Vice Prest., Thos. H. Lantry, Cashier. Geo. L,. Galbraith. Fred. M. Miller. Myron Schenck. Thos. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, »50,000. General Banking. PRIVATE SAFEIT DEPOSIT fcfr Interest paid on time deposits. T. Chrwhilles. President. Q. C. Hudson. Vice Prniilenl. T. H. Lantry, Jam&s Patterson Twnrer. THE COLOR BLIND ARTISTS. Strange Instance* of SncceMfal Painter* Who Could Not Tell Red from Green. To speak of a color blind artist sounds like joking, said a London oc- culist. but, strange as it may seem, there are several persons so affected who can nevertheless paint extremely well. Numbers of color-blind people there are. of course, who draw perfectly in pencil, ink and crayons, but I myself know a scene painter attached to a provincial theater who, though "color blind," paints all its scenery, and has quite a local name, not only for his "interiors" and oak chambers, but even for landscapes. I can tell you also of two London ladies who have consulted me for color blindness, who paint really beautiful pictures. One is the daughter of a late famous artist, and was taught painting by her father. She is quite unable to distinguish red from green, but her colors are labeled with the names, and she has been taught which to use for certain effects. Possibly her painting may seem to her eyes, as it were, drawing with, a brush and "shading" with the colors. The other is a lady artist of some celebrity who has for years exhibited annually in London. The public are not aware that she is color blind. She painted "The Wedding- Group" for a certain noble bridegroom a year or two ago, and also several public men's portraits, and one of an eminent physician fetched 500 gnineas. There is a gentleman residing at Kensington who, having years ago left the navy through finding Ms advancement hopelessly barred by his color blindness, is at present making several hundred a year by his brush as an artist, designing most artistic and brightly colored picture "posters" for advertisement boards. GLAMOUR OF THE STAGE. ALGONA MILLING COMPANY] •—[INCORPORATED.] HIGHEST PRICES PAID for all kinds of Grain and Seeds. ' Dealers in Hard ami Soft Coal. Manufacturers of Strictly High-piade Flour Special attention paid to the ' and Grist Business. Owing to the large and constantly increasing demand for our superior grade of flour ml are enabled to offer from 5 to 10 cents per bushel above the market * price for good wheat. F. W. DING?LEY, Manager The New Lumber Yard. We have a large dry shed and keep our lumber dry and i ml the best possible condition. When in need of any kind ofl building material, cedar or oak posts, hard or soft coal, call! and see what we can do for you. Being here for business, | we solicit your trade and will use you right. E. J. GTLMOUK. President. <: B. HUTCBIXS, Vice President. 31. HEXCK, Secretary, J. H'. WADSWOJITB. DIRECTORS: JAS. XOLAX, B. W. DJtETEK CHAS. WOOSTBB, IS. STBVSSl'. J. C. KAIX, J. E. STACY. An Eld«rly Pessimist Want* nn Explanation of the Fascination of Chorna Glrlv. "I wish, somebody would explain," said a portly old gentleman who, says the New Orleans Times-Democrat, waxes his mustaches and believes firmly that the country is going- to the dogs, "I wisii somebody would kindly explaiu the fascination which chorus girls exercise upon a certadn class of young noodles. TaJte a woman who is as homely as a gingham umbrella and as dull as a Congressional Beeord and put her in the back row of a chorus where she hasn't a thing to do except draw her breath and her salary, and first thing you know a mob of half-baked Johnnies are sending her flowers and mash notes and jewelry and begging her to come out and sample hot birds and cold bottles. I can't understand it. "If she was playing sonatas on a typewriter or warbling 'Cash!' in a dry goods store she wouldn't get a smile in a century, but the moment she lands behind the footlights she becomes transfigured—invested with an irresis>t- ible, hypnotic charm—and the gilded youths who -would pass her in silent scorn under any other circumstances, are proud as peacocks is she nods to (hem on the street. She's 'a member of the profession, y'know, by Jove!' 'Pon my word, it's a queer thing — thi«, glamour of stage life!" Cnrioaw Mexican Custom, A strange custom is followed by Mexican farmers. Th*y use oxen of one color in the morning and another color in the afternoon. They do not know why, but they know it must be the right thing to do, because their forefathers did it. The Farmers' Milling Co, \ItfCORPORATED.) ^* OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE ALGONA ROLLER MILLS. Highest cash price paid for good wheat wa. Give the new company a trial. a Specialty. We can and will do as well by you as any mill In | /. B. HOFIUS, General Manager. Governor Shaw Went to San Francisco to meet the 5ist Iowa from Manila—but if you wish to I 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, Bo Cases, etc., the finest ever seen in Algona or big Kossuth. Call and see for yourself. J. R. Lf\lRD. ED, CHRISCHILLES CO. AliEENCJMJARBBAJN, Your beat feelings, your social position or pugioeM success depend j arg ei y ou the ..... Qf your stoujapS and liver. W Life PJ1U give increased New ambi- feel like Proprietors AND AGENTS Department Store SUPPLY HOUSE. Halt Cutting ip Sinn,. The wives of Siamese noblemen put their hair so that it sticks straight up from their heads. The average length of it is about 1% inches, •TI*". • Wow** i* |»9rt««*i. Jp jgortugal married women their maiden C. C. Samson. B. F. Grose SAMSON & GROSE, [Successors to Hay & Rice,] ABSTRACTS REAL ESTATE LOANS. FARMS AND WILD LAN 03 FOR FOMENT. SALE Opera House Block. - - - IOWA, M. P, HAGOABD. G. f. tit* Haggard & Peek, [Successors to Jones & Smith-] ^ Abstracts, Real Estate, Collections, AND

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