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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 26, 1896
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SOtlMAL SCHOOL PK08t*ftCTS» We reprint la this issue the bill re< potted by the normal school committee 6f the house at Des Moines, In sub- fetftfice the bill before the eattte cotti 4 ffilltee la the senate* It has been fav* drably reported to the house and uti* dttubtedly will be to the Senate, and the general opinion Is that it wilt become a law, Under Us provisions it Will be necessary for alt the candidates for location of one of these schools to offer the title to property Worth $25,000, and already steps are being taken in Algona to be prepared to meet this condition. Algona was the real pioneer in this latter movement fur more u ormal schools, is geographically well situated, and Is in every wny a suitable candidate, By priority of claim she should be awarded a place without much contest, but if necessary she will contest with vigor. The bill provides for five schools for each of which the state will appropriate $8,000 a year. In three years this will return to the communities the $25,000 asked, to say nothing of the advantages, financial and other, that will accrue from the presence of from 200 to 400 students. There are undoubtedly valid objections to the plan of asking communities to put up a bonus to secure the location of a state institution. But as a business matter the bonus is a good investment and one no town that has the proper spirit will hesitate at. Already there are dozens of candidates and the joint session to locate will be an exciting scene if this law is enacted. NEWS AND OOMMENT. Geo. C. Call will have a flattering support from the north part of the Tenth district in the caucus to name delegates to St. Louis. The Garner Signal expresses the general comment in the papers: Geo. C. Call of Algona is a candidate for delegate to the republican national convention from this 'the Tenth district. Mr. Call is good delegate timber and will have good strong home support. As this county will have no candidate for the place we will be in good position to help our western neighbor. Judge S. M. Weaver, who was defeated hy Judge Kinne in the landslide which caught the Hiram C. Wheeler ticket, is being presented for a second nomination this fall. He is one of the ablest judges on the district bench and would add to the efficiency of the supreme court. He was beaten before through no demerit of his own. Representative Mart. Whelan of Estherville is actively advocating a measure which Is gaining ground. It-provides that each county in the state shall be entitled to one representative. Senator J as. F. Wilson used to say that this was the original intention of the framers of the constitution, there being 100 members given to the lower house, and at that time there were 100 counties in the state. The opium joint has become conspicuous enough in some of our Iowa cities to warrant legislation. Parley Finch of Humboldt has introduced astringent bill. Judge Roth rock announces in the Cedar Rapids Republican that he will retire from the supreme bench. Petitions have been sent to congress Asking that no internal revenue tax be levied on liquor sellers in^ prohibition states or localities, The ways and means committee have refused to grant the request. They say that the tax is }n no sense a license but only a tax, and that to remove It would be that much of an advantage to liauor sellers. Their position is correct, Temperance would gain nothing by the removal of the internal revenue tax, wltlia«t ibtetfemg ftHn the ipHog w6fk on the farfts and he thinks ft-Ithln that time 76 , 40 ve fates. . ettftfess order ftfc9MdMMi 9 At -" : ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1S96, LETTER, Saturday ended the sixth week of the uession pf the Twentyrsjxtb general assembly. i practically nothing new to report i to the progress of the work. The ip both hpupes, aye working ,,. ^ „ „, „, onable degree of enemy on varl- /pusjJepartojentsof the new code, One of senators expves^ the eo4e would fee com i gur4 tWs WPirtd be f ffte c&se, Jf mjgmheyg of thj various. that th6 Dei MotncJ neWlpftpei*, at at least a psi-t&f them, hats fceipe^l td keep legislators in doubt M to Aether the code can be competed &t not by frajueBtly say- lug, "Kill the cbde,* ''Kill the cigarette bill and get ddftn to business.'* He says these thing* have had considerable effect upon the inexperienced members of both houses. Another senator and n new one, expresses the belief that the code can be completed because he thinks the Committees, are doing careful work atid there will be a disposition In both houses to accept and adopt the code Work as It Cosies from the Committees. The house on Friday forenoon a. opted title 2 In relation to the executive department of the state. Considerable time has been practically wasted In both houses In debate on questions of no great Importance. This is tho usual thing and there seems to be no Way of avoiding It. Members are entitled to speak and there is no good way of suppressing them. Toward the middle of the session When ambitious men have had opportunities to demonstrate that they are capable of talking they are always disposed to talk less. A sub committee of the senate judiciary committee, composed of Senators Carpenter and Carney, have prepared a substitute for the present law In regard to the drawing of juries, which It is understood will be adopted by the committee. This bill changes the present law, requiring judges of election to return 800 names in small counties and 000 In. larger ones and from these names the clerk, sheriff, recorder and auditor are to draw the jurors tho same as under the law adopted two years ai?o. The law made two years ago it is conceded Is an improvement over the old jury law, but defective In tho respect that there were too many names .to draw from. Results were not always satisfactory. One senator, who Is a lawyer In large practice, said that In his county he was confronted by a jury, every man of whom had some physical deformity, and he concluded rather than try his case before a lot of freaks he would waive the matter of a jury. The proposed change will remedy this matter to a great degree. The feeling In regard to the soldiers monument is quieting down on both sides. A majority of the senate committee on military has reported some requirements at the hands of the commission, demanding that no soldier be represented who was not In one or more actual engagements; also requiring 83 additional medallions so that each regiment or organization may be represented : also requiring the commission to have Its records .rewritten, leaving out the names of all whose faces or figures were Intended to be represented on the monument in order that their identity may not be preserved and that the name, date of muster and date of discharge of each regiment shall be given. The majority report Is signed by Senators Craig, Henderson, Kilburn, Hotchkiss andEverall. A minority report by Senators Palmer, RIggen and Bell demands that all medallion portraits of persons living or dead come off, not desiring, as the minor.'ty say, to see one comrade exalted above another. . Tho question has not yet come up in open senate or house for discussion. The Davis bill prohibiting the sajp of beer by druggists passed the house with only 10 dissenting votes. The house committee on claims has voted to pay ex-Auditor Brown $4,000, instead of the entire claim, which amounts to more than $0,000. The bill requiring the examination by the auditor of state of private banks is evidently going to bo defeated, A strongflght has been made against It by tho private bankers of the state. The senate committee on banks has reported against it. On Friday Senator Blanchard's well known bill prohibiting combinations between insurance companies as to rates and commissions passed tho senate without vigorous opposition. Senator Carney's primary election bill, having been variously amended, was defeated in the senate on Friday, receiving 11 votes and 28 votes against it. Senator Carpenter filed a motion to reconsider, saying he wanted some, bill upon tho subject passed. On Friday the house adjourned till Tuesday. The senate held a session Saturday morning but on account of a slim attendance transacted a small amount of business, The original appropriation for the soldiers' monument amounts to $159,781,79, Of this amount $186,905.01 has been paid out, leaving a net balance on hand Jan, 1, 189(5, of $33,870.78 In a, response to tv resolution of inquiry adopted by $10 house tho state auditor filed an Itemized report of »ll ex : penditures made by the commission and the same has boon printed. Senator JJosper's bill prohibiting husbands from mortgaging personal property that ia exempt from execution without consent of their wives-passed the senate .on Saturday and will doubtless become a law, The MoArthur bill, giving Burlington $10,000 for the semi-centennial and Pea MpJnes.fJ.Q5,QpQfor a, mem'prial hall, has YOUXG. Sdmtf Afnerlean fepnblfe is a country with ft future before it and he can talk fey lb& hwt ot Its people, resources, etc. J. tt. Blossoln has been taking part 1ft a play at Spencer, "The Emancipated Woman," a tragedy in four acts. It was a great hit. Forest City Summit: The Algona Cemetery association has $800 in the treasury. They must be doing a "live'' business. The Hurt Monitor says it will pay every farmer to come to the institute for- M. DeL, Parson's discussion of fruit trees alone. firametsburg Reporter: Mrs. W. B. Quarton, wife of Judge Quarton, came over froth Algona Wednesday morning and spent the dity with friends in this city. Cedar Itaplda is taken with tda Van Cortland. The Republican says: In every scene her characterization of the beautiful queen of the lyric stage Inr pressed Itself more and more in the minds of her audience. Liveraore Gazette: Miss Maud Schleicher went to Algona last Monday to attend school. Mrs, P. Tt. Crose went to Burt Thursday to be present at the wedding of her sister, Anna, which occurs in a week. Swea City Herald: A farmers' institute will be held in Algonu, March 12 and 13, at which Henry Wallace of Wallace's Farmer will bo present. The meeting will be an interesting one and worth any farmer's while to attend. The Emmetsburg Democrat gets one on Judge Carr: It is reported that since going to Des Molnes Judge Carr has become a Unitarian and that he occasionally fills the pulpit in tho absence of the pastor. The judge was always a pretty good Christian. Swea City Herald: Miss Howard returned to her homo at Algona, Saturday, after teaching a short term of school at this place. Miss Howard was well liked, hut does not expect to return, as she only took the school on account of Miss Randall's inability to teach her time out. Fort Dodge Post: Sunday night Rev. Gorrell preached his farewell sermon at St. Mark's Episcopal church. Rev. Gorrell goes from here to Des Moines to fill a vacancy in one of the churches of that city. He came to Fort Dodge nearly a year ago from Algona, and has accomplished a good deal in building up the Eniscopal church. His successor has not yetbeen appointed. Carroll has trouble with the doctoring. The Herald says: The contract for medical attendance on the county poor in Glidden and Jasper townships has been let to Dr. Dunkle for $125. Dr. Daugel of Breda has taken the contract for Arcadia and Wheatlund for $100. This makes $425 for the ten townships contracted for thus far. Last year the medical bills ran up to $2,100. There still remain .Newton, Union, Richland, Washington, Warren, and Pleasant Valley townships to provide for. PEOF. GILOHEIST EXPLAINS. lie Gives Ills ROHSOIIB for Writlntf to Mason City to 35 n courage a Xor- raal School Movement. THE UPPER DES MOINES publishes herewith a letter from Prof. Gilchrist about normal school matters, explanatory of the letter republished last week from the Mason City Globe-Gazette. We are confident that he received a wrong impression as to Algona's intentions in his conversations with our citizens, as at no time has the possibility of losing the school been even contemplated, and Representative Mavne the legislature made that his chief business, besides which several have been in Des Molnes already taking an active interest in the matter. Algona is in the normal school contest to stay and will raise whatever any town will, and will have an even chance. The professor's letter is as follows; LAURENS, Fob, S3.—To the Editor: You have published my Mason City letter relating to the establishment of a normal school there, It was written when I had every reason to give up all hope that Algo- nu could or would meet tho demands imposed by the Trewin bill, not to mention •the competition that would arise from rival towns. Many remember that, during last fall, I was found advocating the undertaking. But I received no encouragement. You, yourself, answered mo that there was no likelihood of the business men coming together again in support of such an enterprise. Another gentleman said: "I have given the last dollar I over will give to start the normal again." Similar expressions were frequent. There are others who gave me short answers when I approached the subject. I knew of tho existence of opposing forces, of rivalries, if not of feuds. After coming home, I waited and heard of no movement among you look- Ing in this direction and I abandoned all hope, You have no reason to say that I now think that Algona is not the place for u normal school. I say again that it is a most desirable town for such an institution —desirable for its geographical location, fonts health fulness, for its moral Influences, and for tho worth and character of Us citizens, whom I highly esteem. You know that for six yours I did all that I could for Algona's getting a normal school, asking ray friends in various parts of the the state to aid you, even to the time w TUB c«»l is selling down for '"*• »--"-— v- .T-« ,j M^I *••» *-*M vw vuv biiuQ VVUvU Ron. John omHb was your representative In the legislature. I have given the best of my life to the founding of normal schools, operating In three states, and I desire to be somewhat identified, without any solflsU ends, with the origin of another, but Algona afforded we no expectations, In, Mason City I have , many friends, and during my recent visit there, several declared their wish fora literary institution. This city is a beuutl- ful one of 8,000 Inhabitants, whose citizen* ave highly eultuyefl Influential Wjjen my hope jp ..... that letter. Qaj»; tQAhjoua. haa not — ^,_.,,,,». „„,,» VI|U Fely on any person ana oa any community what they are able an 'd wju% & fHW»<J. fajn 4pj,e for me, but with tbeeco8p}QH8ne9» ton have ful' my fluty to, hg p 9 ( the wat of RO Ml%Ut Biting cold was the first of Decenv her, 1805. Should we remain in Iowa or seek an interview with the warm Japan currentV We decided to go. If there is a time when the suite of Dakota looks more desolate thnn In the month of December, I hope t»benpnred the sight. The train moves on, Mini on, und on without the slightest him. of the nearness of a human habitation. Long stretches of land, cheerless, sorrowful, forsaken. And yet the sky is beautiful above Dakota in December, the colors clear and distinct, the tints bright. Not long ago a good woman we Were permitted to call " Hannah" was assigned the task of visiting certain local branches of an organization and report the standing and condition of each. Some of them were in a flourishiiigcon- dition and some of them had /alien into incompetent or crippled hands. One there was more woe begone than all the rest and "Hannah," being obliged to write the plain answers to the heart less printed questions, sought for some good thing to commend, it being her nature to do so, and wrote on the mar gin of the report, "There was a beautiful polish on the stove." What help ful lessons these great-hearted people teach us if we will but learn. "Hannah's" stove taught me to look for the beautiful in Dakota and I found it in the sky. It was not necessary for the growler to add that people could not live upon sky in Dakota any more than they could upon climate in California. How sweet it isJor on9 who has faithfully toiled, awaiting God's good time for release and keeping faith in him, to look upon the wonders of his handiwork with the luxury of time unquestioned all one's own. To look or to refrain from looking, a matter of choice and not of business. To gaze upon a bit of sky and wish one had a piece of silk like that streak of brightness yonder, without certain knowledge that such foolish thoughts are a crime against the sober, sensible and sedate occupation of a well ordered mind. If it be the Northern Pacific railroad upon which you are traveling 1 , about the time you begin to think the entire west a level waste the most peculiar formations will appear; lumps of earth to the height of 15 to 20 feet, more or less, in fantastic shapes, as though a party of amateur architects had assembled hereto settle a dispute and each had made an object lesson of his pet theory, carving the same from the earth with streets and alleys between each edifice. So grotesque and wierd a spot deserves a more euphoneous name than "The. Bad Lands," and every traveler should make it a point to see these curious castles. The popular manner of proceeding from the Mississippi river to the coast, having first selected your route, is by tourist car, tho privilege costing five dollars above the regular fare, a levy very much less than for the Pullman palace cars, for which reason partly, and for the same reason the bicycle is popular, people who could well afford to ride in the palace car choose the tourist. The bicycle, as everybody knows, is popular because people can work it themselves; when a run of 30 or 40 miles is made there is a certain pride of personal accomplishment which is not known when the same number of miles is passed over by means of the railroad. So it is with the tourist car; the porter lays down your bed at night and heaves it up out of the way in the morning, but aside from this you havo to skirmish for yourselves. The kitchen is not large enough for all the travelers to cook at the same time, so you watch your chance to put your cup of cold water upon the stove and while you are waiting you wonder why that little round hole was made in the center of the griddle and if your cup of water would heat quicker if it were placed just over tho aperture; then you catch a glimpse of a mountain or something and by the time you remember to note the effect of tho moving of the cup upon the surface of the stoVe, you find that the water 1ms near darkness of the night. This, however, is not the long tunnel, but n long enough one east of the summit ot the Rocky mountains. At the summit there was considerable show und as the train stopped for a few minutes some of us walked up and down on the depot platform. When We begun to realize that we were away up In the world we tried to discover that we were short breathed and that our hearts were thumping with unusual velocity, but we were unable to work up a delusion. It seemed as cold as Iowa or Minnesota, and hot different in any way. We were beyond Selena with Us long stretch of street car lines, where we parted company with the Missouri river. An lowan ought not to feel homesick near the waters of the Mississippi or Missouri, a fact which the Northern Pa- clflc seems to aggreciate, for at Livingston they push a branch of their road Wyomingward to Yellowstone park where the Missouri river rises, piping hot, out of the boiling waters of that remarkable section. Farther on, about in the vicinity of Bonlta, the mountains take on shape much like the Alleghanies, und still beyond this point a distance the first Indians were seen. There appeared to be a small tribe of them moving camp. Instead of wagons for hauling the loads they used long poles, one upon either side of the pony, one end of the pole fastened to the side of the pony, the other end dragging upon the ground: across these two poles at the rear of the ponies' heels was'placed the burden. One of the little beasts in the advance took occasion to give an* exhibition of speed on the approach of the train, and everything that was not securely lashed to the poles was flung hither and thither in a manner that would have delighted any runaway horse. At Clinton quite a number of Indians gathered about the train to sell beaded things and articles made with buffalo horns. The people poured out of the cars, and packed the platforms, while the more confident and bold jumped down to the ground. An old squaw seemed to be gathering in the most of the coin. She was accompanied by a young squaw of rare beauty; clear complexion, perfect teeth, exquisite eyes, cheeks of brilliant hue, graceful poise of head, slender and willowy figure, shy of manner. An artist might travel the world over and not Snd a more perfect Pocahontas. The young lady from the University of Minnesota remarked to the young lady from Boston that the pretty squaw was right up to date in the do of her hair- parted in the middle and drawn smoothly down. An emigrant car was filled with Chinamen enroute fromBos- ton to Hongkong— a chattering, be- queued, collection of Celestials. They did not discover the excitement outside of the cars until the train was about ready to pull out, and then the steps and platforms were so filled with people that a coming together of the heathen and the barbarian was'prevented, much to my regret. It seemed to me that if those two peculiar nations could have been mingled together there for a few minutes it would have been a sight worth remembering, as each was attired to the full in their own grotesque trappings. The city of Missoula is situated upon a broad valley surrounded by high mountains, The train stops a sufficient time to permit tho traveler to and walk about enough te obtain n fair idea of the attractiveness of the place. It appears to be the beautiful city of Montana. A number of soldiers in bright uniforms were observed, here. Idaho is shaped like the capital L,' and the Northern Pacific crosses the state where the slim strip reaches up toward British Columbia. The scenery hero is beautiful, the line skirting the north shore of that charming lake Fetid d'Oreille, the sight of which brings to mind the words of the sweet dells, # ly boiled away and you have to begin over again. After a while the husband of the woman who slept until noon IB observed fussing with some kind of a little burner when the porter comes along and tell» him that it IB dangerous and that it must not bo used, whereupon tho man explains that his wife wants to curl her hair. "Oh, that's ail right," says the porter, l> go right out to the kitchen, There's a place in tho stove made on purpose to to heat a. curling Iron." I have o/ten, beard it remarked by persona who have boon somewhere that it ig a, great education to travel. By coming weH I have learned, that the curl% iron 1* ttja iudiwtry of the newtey l» affected. Irish melody: Hy Killm-ney's lakes ana fells AfounUin rlHB una woodlana ' Mern'ry evey fouUly dwells. And it is easy to believe that " Music here for echo dwells," and with Moore to doubt if Eden were more fair " I n tho spring of '04, during the floods, a train loud of 300 travelers was stranded at Hopo, the beautiful little mountain city on the border of i'encl d'Oreille, For the weeka these most fortunate of belated travelers hunted and fished in wood and Jake, having a season of sport that many people would have traveled long distances to gain, Spokane is slued up by the shirio of lights, ff j, Ue into dreamland. The over to tell me What a splendid dlntse? '• It was with every thing served es. She happened to sil beside ft tletnefi Who proved to be ft Methodist j minister returning to his fa<5m6 in West. Wheft bis Ideality was to her she, being herself a Methodist, told him of a party of missionaries In our car, a Mr. t)rysdale, wife and ttti youftg ladies, who were to sail from^ft. coma to Wuhu, China, going tinder the direction of the International alliance, The minister said he .would hunt up the party as he had never heard of an International missionary alliance. Then he proceeded to slug the praises of the West, closing with the statement that there was one good thing about | the west, the young men all got rich and the young women all got married. Then he smiled a smile of satisfaction, as though he was sure of a foe next day. A run Up to Seattle gave the first view of the famed Puget sound country, There the ladies were going about the city without wraps. The enterprising people of Seattle are carying forward the project of connecting Lake Washington with the sound so that ocean vessels may enter the lake, as .barnacles accumulated during the ocean voyage drop from the bottom and sides of the ship when in fresh water. Tocoma- ites ridicule the notion that vessels will leave salt water to get rid of barnacles, and as these two are rival cities on the sound, abundant testimony on both sides of the question can be secured in short time, they being about 30 miles apart. But if Seattle gains H point on the fresh water question, Tacoma is bound to be distinguished in another particular—the banishment of the despised "hathen Chinee," the entire pigtail brotherhood being discountenanced to the extent of there complete banishment. The eastern man seeking a home in the west where there is no "washee-washee" should buy a ticket for Tacoma. The Pacific coast states are still suffering from the effects of the hard times. Nothipg is being done in real estate except now and then the sheriff makes a foreclosure. Property, near the business part of Portland that formerly was held at $5,000 is now offered at $2,600. These offers are mad« hy parties who are carrying a burdensome encumbrance and hope by selling a part to clear the balance. An old', settler who owns 80 of the choicest quarter- blocks in thp city keeps his valuesVat the old standard because it is uninoum- bered and he can afford to wait until he gets his price or the property passes to heirs. The Willumete valley is a fine farming district, producing the most to the acre and the best wheat in the world. Good farms can be purchased in this valley for $20 an acre now and if one has time ta look up the chance can be found for $17 and $10. If there is a spot upon • the globe where a human being could be perfectly happy is would seem to bo in the city of Portland. Green grass the whole year round; a dash of snow, enough to remind you of the seasons; roses and chrysanthemums blooming in the gardens in December; violets blue and fragrant and daisies peeping up at the sunshine in January; elegant, homes and beautiful cottages everywhere; mountains near and broad rivers flowing through the heart of tho city. Is happiness a human attribute? The grocery man is a native of Virginia and when asked how long he had resided in Portland his face assumed the droop of the disconsolate as he replied, "Thurteen mis'oble yeahs." Last October wljen I was in Virginia the natives draped their countenances in that same mantle of discontent and sighed for the happy condition immagination pictured as existing some place other than where they were. EDITH TRAIN. EEAL ESTATE [Reported weeMv for this paper by Dozsee <£ Fot- (er, abatracters, Algona, Iowa. ] Jl m,' i?, 1 *" 110 * 1 to Oswald k. Wolf, see 20. Uy, ^ ht-r electric Washington I — " -„,..-— „, ^wt*4*tV*JUi i IH loot monotonous itrotoh across Dakota ana Montana prepares one for thorough ' the beauties of nature There is , wfco from, new Bart, Js w§n,fc to ' TWs' ppuntry * very glncprely yowr«, 0. m. eW ber.§ Q.f fef^mj^h^vieVflel .«8l/ » in ft the flavUi Q( na praduotjro s State BauU of Lecjyard to Otto H' Gran'. w»:.7.v: Ilodney Htii to Monroe' 'Anthonv' ' w" 'hf mv and se uw 37, OS, 37 ' y ' ar < ne i! to «e}y M.' ' Ford,' ' Bancrot , Moreh °U6e's !Wia J. M. Wesley wwb of the marvelous in Washingt * Wftv of I'MWW. mlgh y y more 8 '. 0 : r. 8 - ^«y'3 aa? wK 3,550 3,360 5,000 3,600 5,600 8,000 855 50 1,800 27a to Soutu, 10 an4 April 7, line w ijiY e u ' , In the west and to a lar or a nd, Jw'« , ffiy*fif^ 'QU^^Wta

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