The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 24, 1895 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 24, 1895
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THE tJPPEK DES MOINES: AtdOJJA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1898. SuhacMfaeirS: 11.60 76 ,>ij. 40 Jo &fiy fcddfess at above rates. t by draft, inoney order, express order, now atW Haft. 8M6« of MtMtlBlfcgt sent on application. ALtiSttft'S At Marshalltown Senator Allison de- clftped flatly fop bimetalism last Ffi> d&y evening in & carefully pfepafed speech, This is fc, timely utterance because taahy republicans, some intelligently but more hot, have been palming off the arguments of the gold syndicate on the people as "sound currency" gospel. Even many republican editors, while professing to be bimetalists, have In fact been using arguments which tend to discredit any attempt to rehabilitate silver. Bimetalism as defined by the national . republican platform is not making silver a subsidiary money metal. And bimetal- iem by international agreement is not different from bimetalism by any country by itself—a combination of leading commercial nations insuring more safety from any sudden fluctuation in the commercial values of either gold or silver, Bimetalism in any form means silver as a standard money, a full legal tender, not to be redeemed in gold any more than gold is to be redeemed in silver. The only reason international action is advised is because through demonetization silver and gold have parted company so far that one nation might find it a serious burden to re-establish a parity. Neither Senator Allison nor the republican party will favor free coinage by the United States, at least until all efforts at an international agreement have failed. But Senator Allison does not and the republican party will not probably repudiate the position taken at Minneapolis in 1892. Silver is as much a money metal as gold, is needed as money, and is to be put back where it was before 1873. A NEW NORMAL SCHOOL. Something is certain to result from the repeated agitations of the normal school question by the teachers of the state. At Sioux City last week very vigorous discussion, all in favor of new schools, marked the successful meeting. The Journal says it was the topic of conversation, and in a column report publishes interviews with State Superintendent Sabin, President Seerly of the Cedar Falls school and others. The state superintendent says the difficulty has been in selecting a site, and suggests a commission. President Seerly says that another school should be established, and adds referring to his own: "This year there has been enrolled more than 1,000 students, and a class of 130 will graduate in June. To show how the town benefits by the shool, I can say that $150,000 is left annually by students and those who are there by reason of the institution. That is quite an income of itself." The normal school issue will be raised in the coming legislature if the expressions of those about LeMars and other western towns go for anything, and an effort will be made to get a new school in that part of the state, supposition is that the stove got too hot for a basket of cobs that wfis stttiiij very hear by, and this communicated the flames to the wood work and ceil ing, which was hot plastered. Loft Chapin of the Rock Rapids Re View has been visiting the Sheldon schools, and says: It is not alone in it school building Sheldon may take satis faction, the schools themselves ar equally creditable. Prof, Simpson who is at their head, is much devotee to his wofk f Seems to be full of pro gressive ideas and has associated with him a strong corps of teachers, Hurt Monitor: Jno. Hanna has se cured the position as operator of th< Algona co-operative creamery! HI goes this Week of the first Of next ti familiarize himself with the new place and will take active control about MaJ 1. John has been in our creamery here nearly a year and a half, and we pre diet he is the right kind of a man for the job) which is Worth $50 a month. Emmetsburg Reporter: Mrs. G. B Cote of Algona was the guest of Mrs. J P. Crose, Thursday week. She was on her way to visit friends in Estherville E. V. Swotting of Algona was a pleasant caller at this office Wednesday. He had been attending to legal business at Estherville, am was on his way home C, B Matson and Charlie Cohenour of Al f ona were Erametsburg visitors Tues ay afternoon. They were on their way to Estherville and took the oc casion to bill the town for the Ingalls lecture, which comes off in Algona April 26. ta ________ i _ > ___ i DEAMATIO AND LITEBABY. The following programme will be carried out on Arbor day, Friday, by th public schools on their lawn at 1 ;80. Every body cordially invited: Pupils march out of building with drum ac coinpanlment and form In line facing the houxe. Music by school, conducted by Miss Randall Plant the Trees Children. Tune—Ring tin Bell Watchman. Concert recitation—The Birds' Pledge Pupils of No. 1. Recitation—A Spring Meeting of the Robin and Wren. Harry Nolte and uarl Gllmore. Recitation—The Banquet of Flowers. Flvi little girls of No. 2. Recitation—A Fruit Piece. Four boys o: No. 3. Song by pupils of Nos. 1,8,3, 4, and 5. An Anthem for Arbor Day. Tune—America. Concert recitation—Planting a Tree. Pupils of No. 3.' Branch drill. Pupils of Nos. 0, 7, and 8. Planting trees by members of the board o directors. There being a variety of opinion In the board regarding the proper way to plant and care for a tree, in order to have it live, each member proposes to make a practlca demonstration of his theory by planting a tree with his own hands. No process patented. Remarks by Geo. E. Clarke, president oj the board. Song by school. Pupils march back to room. ITS THIS NEIGHBOBHOQD. Whittemore has half a dozen new buildings now under headway. Respectfully referred to Ike. The Lu Verne News says: Mrs, Ike Finnell and daughter were down from Algona the first of the week, Spencer News; "Kossuth county is exerting herself in the direction of good roads," The roads will take care pf themselves if it don't rain more. The Humboldt Independent says that O. N, Bossingham has located there and adds: He is a very pleasant gentleman and his qualifications are undoubted, When our city fathers get down to business they will do well to follow LuVerne's lead, The News says that there an office has been created for a "town kicker," Mr, Lough built an $18,000 opera house in Estherville and not half the Beats were taken for his opening night at prices from, 50 pents to $2 each. He lost money on bis company. The Spencer News says the activity pf the programme committee of the editorial meeting at Estherville is un«8«al and requires an explanation. JJasy enough, This is to be the best »n.4 biggest meeting ever held, Pprt C, Barron begins his 12th year with the Pgoahontas Record, rejoicing pygr the prospect of a railroad, ' There isn't a brighter paper anywhere, we venture, where there is no railroad, jjpr many better where there is, Whittemore Champion; Andy Dun' }$p ftud Supervisor Burton were down rgm. Lejflyjftrd Tuesday looking over fee peHtical prospects, the former be- to the representative- veraor and representative, Prof, Dixson and daughter, Maud, Chas. C. Chubb, and Nettie Benjamin atari for the state contest tomorrow. Misses Abra Robinson and Hortense Smith are already there. The contest comes Friday evening and the programme is as follows: Physical culture drill Cedar Falls Public School Pupils The Fireman's Prayer Chas. T. Jaques FairHeld. Convict Joe Elmer Jobson Villisca. Virginia Olive Jones Red Oak. The Boy Florence McCallum Sibley. The Boat Race Floy McCready Montezuma. The Romance of the St. Claire Flats Margaret Miller Marshalltown. The Chariot race F. Belle Miner Grundy Center. The Fall of Pemberton Mills Abra L. Robinson Algona. Hand Car 412. Jesse Trip Colfax. The Chariot Race Sadie B. Wallace Rock Rapids. Vocal solo Miss Gloria Mills Selected. Aunt Sophronia Tabor at the Opera Anna Barendregt Pella. The Invention of a Genius Frances Breckenridge Waterloo. (3.) Mo'lly. r f Florence Gregory Monticello, The Two Runaways L. L. Harris Cedar Falls. Aristarchus Studies Elocution Edward Weibley Mount Pleasant. Quartette With the Tide Cedar Falls H. S. Male Quartette. The judges are Hon. O. O. Roe of Des Moines, Miss May Rogers of Dubuque, and Miss Florabel Patterson of Oskaloosa. * * * J. J, Ingalls' much advertised lecture will be given Friday evening at the opera house. Every present indication is that he will be greeted by a large audience. Special trains will go north and west, while there is already a night train east. Big delegations will come from abroad, and Algona will be out in force. Mr. Ingaljs was one of the eloquent men in the senate. He is one of the leaders on the platform. He discusses a topic of great practical interest and importance. * * •* Dr. Strickland delivered the closing lecture of the Baptist course Thursday evening. He spoke ably and entertainingly of Grant, The Baptists have given excel, lent entertainments during the winter, and should feel encouraged to get up other lecture courses in the future. * * # The Tribune says: "Emmetsburg should show up generously at the Ingalls lecture at Algona the 86th, as they did nicely by our town at the Watterson lecture, Mr, Ingalls is equally as interesting a lecturer as Watterson and one of the brightest political lights of our time and country." The Democrat says: " Emmetsburg owes Algona a debt in the lecture line. At least 50 should go over to hear Ingalls," * * # Miss Kate Smith played a violin solo at a cpocert given in the auditprium in Des Moines last Thursday evening, All the papers speak highly of her playing and she was enthusiastically received, The Leader gives a full report. Pr. McCoy has a promise from Joh» F, Pvmcpmbe to come to Algona at some day not yet pamed and give his ieot- pe oo Oreat Americans,. Mr, Poncpmbe is a very able and entertaining speaker. trover is B ow Ja the sf Andy, MePaweii, trainer pf, AUfc ftflcj Jl ttt fee, tracked fop. ft g;JQ tter, terse ajjd f Y few ,tM« - " AttA ttftftAlt, Tliere is little to add to the details pub llshed last week of the sad suicide of Anna C. Ingham at Highland Park. The story is simple. A way wearied spirit in weakened body chose Eastei 1 morning as calmly as such spirits cat choose to Solve the great mystery which awaits us all While the world Was hailing the bursting buds and blooming flowers of spring as th beautiful emblems of the new birth am resurrection, she, hoping that, mofta should put on immortality, but knowing that she should rest, sought the peacefu bosom of the lake she had loved so many years and laid herself upon it as sweetl; as in childhood days she had laid hei aching head upon the pillow beneath the protecting rafters of her pioneer home it Was not a sudden impulse which movec her to a rash act. In the pencil written letter which she mailed at Highland Park to furnish a clue to her wherabouts she said; "I've tried for two years to flgh down this depression for your sakes, but '. cannot hold out." And a month ago in letter to a dear friend in Chicago she wrote so fully of her struggles, and in a manner to convey such a clear impression to all of her condition that the letter is given at length: "A lapse in the almost chronic blues I will improve it to drop you a line and to ask a favor of you before the darkness comes again. Perhaps—I feel so much better tonight—the present attack is over I hope so. It frightens mo a little. You spoke of going to the doctor soon on your mother's account. Will it be asking too much of you to make jou envoy for another shrinker from the disagreeable? I fee ashamed now, as I write, to think I can'tbe brave enough to do the natural thing and mike the call overdue. But I feel no strength within me to do it, and I know from past experience that I must acl speedily or mood and will will take another tack and I shall not even listen to the suggestion of going. So I ask you my good friend, to help, me even against my moody desire. Will you ask the doctor, please, if these moody spells which are growing more frequent and protracted have any physical cause in his estimation? And, dear, I want him to speak truly and not fear hurting me by telling me whether it is purely imaginary or not. I know too well that I deserve punishment for the mistakes and abuses of nature during the past. But what I do want to know is whether it's in mind alone that I'm to suffer and am suffering. I cannot trust myself to judge, but I must know. Then I shall feel easier and can perhaps act more wisely. I have nothing special to complain of, that's what perplexes me. Four weeks ago at the dentists after sitting for a long-time with the instruments picking at a nerve as a violinist fingers his violin—so it seemed to to me—I had an attack of hysteria, at least I lost all control of my muscles, and since then I've not felt myself though I've no aches or pains worth mentioning—only feel tired and not hungry and very depressed. You know I've fled to books as I always do at these times, and I've been trying to fix my attention on the adventures and trials developed in the 'The Wandering Jew,' but it's hard to keep my mind on it, exciting as it is, and it's much harder to give any connected thought to daily studies and work. I shall be so glad when this year's work is over. Somehow I didn't begin with a large enough stock of cheerfulness, I hope much from the year of rest, when I dare look forward to it. There seems a great dark shadow between it and me so much of the time. You know me and have befriended me so often at •hese times that I feel free to speak to you. This may be, in fact I thing it is, mostly maginary. But what is one to do? However, we'll face it and try to bear it bravely as long as it must or can be borne, What troubles me most is that my reason takes sides against me now, and in these spells, .ike Mephistopheles in Faust, tortures the guilty soul. If the doctor thinks there is any help either in medicine or manner of .iving for such an indefinite complaint will try and keep steady and give it a fair trial. But if it is something I must do myself then I want to know it. I have faith n Dr. Brower both for what he has done for me and for others, I'm never troubled with the 'lachrymal glands' now, and I can hold my hands still, and there is almost no pain from indigestion now. But I still 'eel giddy often, and have the strange iBnse of losing my balance often, when walking or sitting, and I feel the opprea- ion of being in a large company or audience, and have sudden fits of sleepiness ivhich cause me discomfort and mortification," Dr. Brower was consulted and with the dear friend had agreed that if the Easter acation did not relieve the strain, school work must be dropped. It was perhaps ome consciousness of this that hastened he end, In the meantime parents, broth >rs and sisters knew nothing of these •truggles. She had indeed written that at he end of the year she should seek rest in a vacation and her father had planned a ummer trip to the coast for her. But aside from this no complaint—the letters always cheerful, or at least not suggestive if any serious depression of spirits. To he end she maintained this outward show if hopefulness, and one of the most pheer- ul letters ever received from her hy her >ldest brother was written but a few days before he was called to Chioagp by her death, and after she had evidently fully matured her plans for leaving the scene of f struggle. Whether she wavered at the ast can never be known, Friday evening >Ue had written letters tp all her friends, tvranged oavds for the distribution pf ippks apd pjpthing, ao4 carefully put all In bpxes. These letters agfl cards, written lefpre she feaevy her parents W 9«W op»e he fpllpwipg flay, were fauftd. tora ^ and brown, i ft ijer waste fcssjset. 044 fee? fMw'9 card, came asking ija,rk. News,; Supervisor P»«OilP were p " only ft hastily wtittefi fadte in pencil was left. This at least i« dertftlB, She never wavered after the final deterteinatlott was taken. All the reports of wandering at Highland Park ate without fottnd&tiofi. Everything about bet indicated that the final act of life was performed with the same care and precision which were characteristic oJ her. The doctor had insisted upon rest. But there was only one rest for her, as he afterwards confessed. To Miss Rice, principal of the school, she wrote in the letter found in the waste basket atid pieced together: "1 atn going to rest how." And to her parents: "1 can see no hope ahead and I feel 1 must choose between insanity and death." Death for the restfulhess of it became sweet to her, And if to her mind the reiterated assurances of the ages did not prove cumulative as to What lies beyond, hope beckoned her through death, "lam not strong enough to live, but I hope somehow, somewhere, another chance may be given me—a new start." And it was not a selfish hope, but only the blossoming of that spirit of help- fullness which made her life beautiful, for she referred to it again in another way: "Perhaps those who give up help to serve a purpose too. It's a comfort to me to think so. Perhaps the spirit freed may be taken as the unused talent and given to a stronger and braver soul to make it stronger and richer." And thoughtful still she added this sweet assurance: -'If I can I shall be very near you through the years to come." And so "St Anne," as she was playfully, but with a meaning only those who knew her can understand, named by her sister teachers and students, went to rest calmly and peacefully and hopefully as to a night's repose. It was a happy Easter. There is little to be said of her life. It was uneventful in externals. She was born Aug. 15,1360, in the log cabin, long since burned, which stood west of Daniel Rice's present home in Plum Creek. She was the baby when'the family moved to the old frame house, also long since burned, the first we believe built in the county, She lived at Estherville nearly two years in the the barracks of Company A of the Northern Border Brigade, and in 1860 with the family, then grown to four, she came to Algona. She attended school in the old town hall with Mr. Miles, was a pupil in Miss Wooster's pioneer academy, loved Miss Leonard, was in Father Taylor's singing classes, Sunday school, and church, and grew up as the pioneer children did, different a little in temperament even in those days, bearing in her serious face something of the shadow of the war which attended her birth. In 1876 with her older brother both unused to travel beyond Clear Lake, she went east to the Centennial—a memorable trip for both—she the more courageous, hopeful, and confident of the two. A year or more spent in the academy at Fairfield, N. Y., where her grandparents lived, a year at home in Algona, a winter in Chicago with her sister Minnie and the present Mrs. Gardner Co,vies, another year at home teaching in the country and in the town schools, then three year's study in Miss Rice's school in Chicago. Such is the record up to womanhood. She was not fitted for teaching. The strongest cannot bear too many burdens, and the weak fall by the way in that most wearing of all professions. Her attacks of indigestion and ill health date from her girlhood worries over children not worth the waste. Two marked events hastened the malignant growth from seeds thus sown. After finishing her studies at Miss Rice's and teaching in her school a year, she decided to fit herself for more advanced work, and to that end went to Cornell College, Ithaca, N. Y. Here she formed an intimate acquaintance, so rare for her and therefore so important, with a young lady, Miss Adelaide Berry. A sudden illness followed by death of this friend, by a curious and perhaps important coincidence also on Easter, caused a depression of spirits very profound. Leaving Cornell she came back to Chicago and aimlessly at firpt accepted a position in the nurse's hospital to take a two years' course of training. The first year witnessed a gain in health and strength. The second was attended by such hysteria over the miseries and diseases of the thousands who crowd the Presbyterian and Cook county hospitals, that absolute prostration was often only narrowly averted—her friends taking her into the country for days—all of this unknown at home. Then came her second employment at Miss Rice's as a teacher, and it seemed to all that with health becoming settled and in an employ^ ment which brought her constantly in contact with the young and happy and hopeful that a useful and cheerful life was ahead. But the dark shadows had spread too wide, The weak stomach would not sustain the active brain and the far reaching sympathies. She was a rare spirit—of all her father's family the most thoughtful, considerate, and kind. Unselfishness was a dangerous virtue in. her—too unselfish and sensitive her physician said for the exacting conditions of the world she lived in. " She was," Miss Rice said to the Chicago reporters, "oneof the most beautiful characters I ever knew—full of sympathy for others yet never seeking it for herself." Her thpughtfulness for others was so great that she worried for them often with- put cause. In pne pf her last letters she wrote: " I should finish the year but feel I'm not fit now to be with children," And again she wrote; "I am npt fit to help the children new and had much better give place to spm,e bright, young spirit, eager to live and wprk." Her fear was that in spwe way she would not perform her full duty jn enopwaging and leading the little paes whpae Jpve fpr her shftuia have been her Bpl&qe. Eves tfee eventful Eftster morning, B p full as it wust have been to her mind with the great tragedy to be enacted, was still flssppJateflwift tUe happiness pi ft Dmj&a and Algpna. IJttJe heautifyl baskets pf joyful}/ clapping their bw«s <l Au»t pf Jferee EVefl the poo* afld unfortunate wef6 f e- inembered in this last moment. Among the cards she had originally atraflged to plaee upon her books and goods were several directed to" theft, children in the hospitals, etc., and in one of her letters she speaks as she always had of the misery of the poor in the great city. Six brothers and sisters look back over the years of her life, sotoe inofe and some less, one over all, and not one can recall a fault. While they were often forgetful she nevef forgot, ^he birthdays and the Ensters and the holidays and all the occasions when custom has sanctioned gift bearing were marked on her calendar. The word of cheer and encouragement she always spoke, the thoughtful, considerate act she never omitted, • It is astonishing how, as memory now goes over the years, it brings lip one after another of the apparently trifling acts of affectionate remembrance until all together they create an enormous debt of obligation that never has been met and now never will be, anc Which make her memory a benediction. The sun. shone brightly Friday morning when her remains were taken to their final resting place. All nature was beautiful as she had loved it— the trees ahead of their season, the grass like May. And in casket of cheerful color, bedded in carnations and lillies of the Valley, she lay surrounded by dear friends, free from slightest trace of the funereal black she so much disliked, as a few last words were said of her. Rev. Stevens compared hei beautifully to the rare blossom which lasting but a day leaves its fragrance as a memory, and Rev. Davidson, speaking from personal acquaintance, said those things of her life and character which her friends will long cherish most fondly, And then, hidden in bushels of flowers, bright crimson and pink and yellow anc white, roses and carnations and hllies, al! the gifts of friends and fellow teachers anc students, and all bearing in some form the sentiment accompanying one bunch, "A rose for each year of Anna's beautifu life," she was laid away. After life's fitful fever she sleeps well. WESLEY'S NEW BUILDINGS. Two Bier Elevators to Go In— A $10,- OOO School House Under 'Way. WESLEY, April 22.— Among the many improvements in the way of building that will be made this summer are two new elevators. Bender Bros of Spencer are going to take down their flat house they have here and put in an elevator and dump. Hunting Elevatoi company of McGregor are also going to remodel their house and put in an elevator and dump. It is the rumor that a third party is thinking very seriously of putting in an elevator anc dump. This will make it' very convenient for the farmers as well as for the one that handles the grain. The qualified voters of the independent district of Wesley will vote April 29 to bond the district for $6,000 to build a new school house. Wesley needs a new school house badly, and a half loaf is better than none, but Wesley ought to have a $10,000 school house instead of a $6,000. Our experience in building school houses in the independent district in the past ought to be an eye opener to the board for anything o the kind in the future. Al. Johnson arrived here from Wisconsin last Saturday and was calling on his old friends and neighbors. Last Friday evening about 20 of our Wesley boys went over to Britt to help institute a new Odd Fellows' lodge to be known as Protection lodge, No, 611 Brothers Edwin Blackford and E. H. Clarke of Algona, and James Whalen of Bancroft were also present anc kindly assisted in the organization. The Britt boys have started out with a very promising outlook to have one o; the best lodges in the district. There were 16 joined by card and 18 by initiation, making a; membership of 34, com posed of some of the very best citizens They had a very pleasant time and were royally entertained by the Britt boys. It was 4 o'clock next morning before the organization was completed, after which the visiting brothers bid them good by and wished them success in their new enterprise. Charlie Carman's family of Prairie township have entirely recovered from the attack of diphtheria they have been having. They had Dr. MoCormick of Algona the county doctor, and he pronounced them all out of danger £ week ago. Our depot agent, Ben Hopkins, rushed into the office Mondny morning with a 12 by 14 smile on his face anc began to sling lightning both ways on the wires at once, When asked wha he was doing he said that a girl came to ( his house Sunday of regulation weight, and he was sending the news over the wire. We don't smoke, chew or drink, but if Ben will roll out a box of oranges we will try to take care o our share of them, And F. C. Kernan says it is nice to be a father. There was a young man came to their home Sunday evening of republican faith All parties are doing well, House cleaning and garden making seem to be the order of the day here. Geo, A, Frlnk's store has opened up in the hands of receivers and they are busy doing up goods. We notice James Corey our enter prising groceryman is running a huck ster wagon in the country trading groceries for »}! kinds of country produce, Jim is ft rustler and is bound to work up a fine trade in a short time. Peter Boatrack's new furniture store is about enclosed. Mr. Bostrack's present quarters became too small foi his increasing business and he was compelled to build to make room. G. S, MoPherson has the cellar most completed for bis new house, Also J. S. Gallagher, Quite a number of our town, peo are talking of going to Algona Fric evening to hear Senator Ingalls. Geo. Sehnider hag been for the past ten daye talking pf trading his sfore pods We and otber town property tor land near Emmetsburg, fcut as yet the trade is not completed, George j e » oo i e ' deal like the Irishman'? flea, i be- thought be had bis floger on. him be ms&'t there. Ffljmew eay that small grain ie po.m,< ing wp ftioew an4 a, m,uoh larger acre* aowtt ibi« priag thai* last, but a, SPIfilTtABBCttAIJTACQPi The IProgfaiiatoe Is titit for the &feat Meeting to fie Meld Thel-e, 10 to 25. Tuberculosis Cows for Experimental Pur* poses—Miscellaneous News of thfe Northwest. Spirit Lake is out With a pro- gramme of attractions for the coming Chautauqua season. .This is proving to be a great treat for all the people itt this part o! the state, and this year will Witness a bigger attendance than ever, The assembly opens July 10 and lasts till July 25. Among the attractions already secured are Mev. Sam. Jones, Gen. J, B. Gordon, Rev. T. De Witt Talmage, Bishop Fowler, Fred. Emerson Brooks, Prof. B. L. Cumnock, the Harvard Male Quartette of Boston,. Edward Retnenyi, the greatest living violinist. Others will be announced later. A summer school will be added to the educational departments. Two great platform meetings will be held daily, and the lectures, concerts, and entertainments will all be of the very highest class. Tents will be sold or rented on the grounds, and every facility for camping will be provided. The Spirit Lake chautauqua affords a great opportunity for a summer outing that shall be not only enjoyable but helpful and inspiring. Write for circulars to the secretary and superintendent, E. C. Whalen, Spirit Lake, Iowa. Should Have Nought in Algonn. Prof. Stalker has bought nine condemned tuberculous cows out at Odebolt for $60 and they will be kept at tho experiment farm at Ames. Some important matters will be tested. Among other things it is important to know how much of this disease is transmitted to the calves, and to what degree. Some of the cows will deliver offspring this season and a rare opportunity is thus afforded for investigation. It is altogether probable, so Dr. Stalker says, that a few head of cheap cattle in good health will be procured and kept with the diseased cows to ascertain how readily and to what extent the disease is transmitted to other members of the herd. Some of the cows will be killed and experiments prosecuted on the diseased tissue. A Curious Accident. Prof. Butlege of Livermore, a school mate of several Algonians at the state university and a frequent visitor in town, met with a curious accident while riding a bicycle one day last week. Editor Miller of the Gazette was with him. While going very fast the professor's wheel went into a rut and he was thrown on his head. He got up and mounting rode to town, but looked strangely all the time. After dismounting and drinking some cold water he came to his senses, and has no memory of having fallen or of having remounted. "We Are Oiling Our Bicycle. The Bancroft Register objects to running from one end of the county to the other with THE UPPER DES MOINES scribe, and says: No, we won't do that, but if he cares to make it on bicycles, we will enter for a race against him at the county fair this fall. Here's a chance for the society to secure an unusual attraction for a moderate purse. _ _ An Important Meeting at Spencer. Spencer is to be honored by a notable gathering May 21 to 24, the fifty-sixth general association of Congregational church and ministers of Iowa. The programme that will be presented is one of great range and is in the hands of those who cannot fail to make it of exceptional interest and excellence. Important to Doctors, Internal Revenue Collector John C. Kelly has given his opinion that no doctor can legally prescribe and give liquors of any kind without having a government and local license the same as. a druggist, and that any known violator of this law will be punished the same as a druggist or other dealer. Getting Dolllver Into Trouble, If Congressman Dolliver is building a house, he Is in enough tribulation without having such a report as Port Barron fathers sent out. Port declares that our congressman has a oar load of seeds for distribution and that any of his constituents can get them by sending a list to him, He will assort and mail, Are Algona's Debaters? . LuVerno came out ahead again in the debate with Livermore, and now the News says Algona must come to the front, It says; If you challenge jn, good faith Lu Verne will promptly accept. It is now Lu Verne againet the world. _ •••€>-... An 3Jj»ery Wheel Bursts. At Burt last Wednesday E, Z. Starr- while polishing a plow had two fingers of his right hand out out by a piece which flew out of the emery wheel he was grinding on. Mr. Starr is a brother of the Republican editor. An Io\ya Man Wins, Farmer Burns of Decorab, a famous wrestler, won the world's champion* ship Saturday night in Chicago from n flve falls, Burns weighed only 161 pounds and Lewis 20v. Lewis has never been beaten, ~ An J$dJtor4»4 The Pooahontas Recprd eaya tb&t Geo, E, Roberts of the MesaengeHe to butt* a. denoe. TrpubJe wimltwe Wejl, West Bend Js dowo gao feet with the town well and a test showed, thai 19 galion§ a m^te eshamteO, Ms SSriS, •ut, M » , • • IT j^?? f " i ' ' j- *„ i . * ,

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