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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 20, 1896
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AWB 6ASY Clffie, f,UU *™ Stammering and stuttering atanow J^nnently cured in New York by a Ste method. These afflictions differ ? t slightly. In otte case there is ittabil- Itvtd ptonounce certain ^rords; in the oLr, certain sounds. Neither, accord£ to a New York professor, Who is a ^iiate of a German college for the focll Sg2 S , is « **«* ** both «• habits that will disappear under proper te ?h?Sability to talk plainly or to at- ticttlate except with great effort, when ^ to oreanio trouble of malformation, does not come under the head of stammering and is not within the scope of the stuttering specialist. •'The whole thing is very simple," aaidthe professor, "so simple that you S smile when I tell you that the sole and only cause of stuttering and stammering is careless respiration. People who suffer from the impediment have only to pause, take in a long breath, and then, opening the mouth in the manner laid down in the charts used by elocutionists, pronounce the word sharp- lv Have you never noticed the remarkable fact that people who are inveterate stammerers are often accomplished vocalists? That is because in the act of singing respiration is done in a proper way. "A novel fact is that the troubles of stammerers or stutterers lie entirely with the vowel, sounds. Patients do not seem to understand this. In describing their cases they will tell me that they have difficulty in sounding 'p' or d. That is where they are wrong. They sound the consonant all right, but stagger at the vowel. A patient comes to me, and I say to him, say 'papa.' He will commence p-p-p-p-p, oh, professor, I o-o-c-o-o-o-an't say p-p-p-p-papa. "It is at once apparent that his trouble lies with the vowel 'a.' Then the treatment commences. Standing before him, I suggest that he take a long breath through the partially closed mouth until the lungs are well filled, and then, at the moment of exhalation, following my direction, he opens the mouth in the proper manner, as indicated by a chart, and pronounces with me in a high, mechanical voice, paw- paw.' This, is often repeated, the vowels being changed. "From words we pass on to sentences and so on to introduce in close connection all the vowel sounds. The respiration before each vowel sound is necessary. The treatment therefore consists in forming this habit. As the patient pupil progresses the length of this respiration is reduced, the pronunciation is made in a lower pitch and in a few weeks, rarely over five, the most inveterate stutterer can talk fluently and rapidly with no sign of his former affliction. But eternal vigilance is necessary. "Should the apparently cured patient become careless and forget the necessity of respiration as taught him, he may relapse into his former state, and then his training must be done all over again. A boy 16 years of age was once brought to me. His was a stubborn case, but in six weeks I had him talking all right. Time passed on for two years. I frequently saw the boy at his father's house and-was delighted With the cure. Last summer he came to my institute. He was as bad off as when I first met him. "It seems that his father had sent him on a short business trip to Europe, away from the restraining influence of the father, whose ears were always alert; for any return of his son's affliction, and much disturbed, as he explained to me, by the noise of the vessel's machinery, he became careless, and having once relapsed he became worse every day, ana was really forced to shorten his stay abroad and return to New York for treat- BAStfeRIA AN6 Jtfleft Affefct f fat™. Although investigation has not been idlfe, eiperimenters hate not beets wholly agreed as to the exact property or field of the sun's rays which is most efficient in action on bacteria and fungi. The inquiry has been continued by Professor S. Marshall Ward, to whom the thought occurred in the course of his work that the most direct answer to the question, Which rays are the most effective ones? might be best obtained by shining the solar spectrum directly Opott the film of spores, and making it fecord the effects by their subsequent behavior, according as the different groups of rays fell upon them—in other Words, by obtaining a photograph of the spectrum in living and dead bacteria. The results showed conclusively that the rays that kill the bacteria are the blue and violet ones. An observation was made during the investigation which may go far to account for the unsatisfactory character of the determinations of former experiments. The chief difficulty to be overcome was the great weakening of the intensity of the dispersed rays of the beam of light decomposed to form the spectrum, a Weakening caused by the distribution of the incidence of the rays over a larger area and by their absorption and reflection in passing through the lenses and prisms. It was found also, in working with the electric light, that the power of the blue and violet rays was further impaired—in other words, that they were stopped—by the material (glass) through which they had to pass. The effect of the glass was practically the same as that of mist or haze in the atmosphere, which so filters out the blue violet rays that the light of a dull day was of little effect in the author's experiments. These difficulties were overcome by using quartz instead of glass, with which it was possible to obtain a very pure spectrum sufficiently rich in blue and violet rays to kill the spores in a few hours. The duthor found it easy to obtain satisfactory results in the summer with solar rays, even with glass lenses, mirrors, etc., and exposures of five or six hours, but in winter the exposures required to be so long as to be almost impracticable.—Popular Science Monthly. . ur *»fj JfJLiL HI MfeLAteS MIS QIV^ A Sit AND Ml* Stout fefld ^dteftf fcwAMftt-A J?&»6* f tot Wa* cfteafe at Aa* »»»-*i Sesss* 1ft ti>f»ei *6Jkd«m*-Ati Ai>f««*l *** Courtes? to the The French Expedition to Egypt. The most novel spectacle of all was a carefully organized and equipped expedition of 100 or more scholars, who, according to what was then the fashion, were destined to gather the treasures of the pharaohs and of the Ptolemies for the collection of Paris. Their apparatus for discovery was the best obtainable, their learning was at least respectable and their library was a mixture of the ancient classics with those of the modern romanticism, of mediroval lore with modern atheism. Homer and Virgil jostled Ossian and Tasso, while Rousseau s "Heloise" stood neighbor to Goethea '' Werther.'' Among other political works were Montesquieu, the Vedas, the Koran and the Bible. Caroline Bonaparte gave her brother as a farewell gift a little pocket* library, among the volumes of which were Bacon's ''Essays, Mme. de Stael's "Influence of the Pas "He was a bright lad, who, readily applied himself to my rules, and m a week he was all right again. As a matter of fact, he need not to have come back to me, but could have applied his old lessons with success. "The German government has long recognized the importance of rational treatment of vocal impediments, and school children afflicted in this manner are- put through a regular course by ;. graduates of 'the college :at Frankfort where this specialty »s 4aught<, in^he government employ. The German treat* mentis that of elementary training m elocution." . .. 4a The habit of imperfect respiration js v^^^^^^^S^^SS diseases Qf childhood like pne measiee, but a most frequent pause is w °°. n : soious imitation, One stuttering child in a family will set all the others w struggling with tK yo ^L s T B ?ntterer adult in conversation with a-stutterer finds it difficult to speak without stammering, ^-New York Herald. I» rou. "You see," said the lean man with the yellow vest, "it wag dark when I the girl met me i» the W *« fHe»«eotion- my wjfe got mad, , 11 wW'tba fat man. "I xpU ttot I hiA »«*enthe irl !oT be*, wb4°a VW n mme. uu ouo-ci ° ."«-— sions" and Mercier's "Philosophical sions " The curious have examined these volumes and found in their well worn pages a few passages specially marked. In his hours of solitude the great solitary read in Bacon how be who dominates others loses his own lib- ertv in Mme. de Stael how hard it is to keep the acquisitions of ambition; in Meroier of an oriental visionary who, after the glories of temporary success, ended his days in exile ^ d forgetfulness.-Professor Sloane's "Life of Napoleon" in Century. • Bather Mean, "Speaking of dinners," said Hawkins, "reminds me of something I overheard in these very rooms not two nights ago. I always knew Smooks wa« of ^a saving nature, but I never believed that the fellow was downright mean. "How's that?" asked Bluffkms in- «a e u by telling the truth fttt evil is petpettated, then it is wrong to tell the truth, t suppose that is the reason so many people are doing good fey telling falsehoods to personal property assessors. The writer is a deputy assesso* in the West town, and at present he is compiling a book that is full of names and figures. The names ate all right, but the man who said "figures, can't lie' never assessed personal pf operty» There are about 60 of us assessors, Who form in a line at 9 a. m., move tip to a window in Assessor Jacob M. Horn's west town office, Haymarket Theater building, and get our books and blank schedules. These calfskin covered books contain a little map of. somejar* tioular district in the great West Side. We move out to these districts and go to work. The town clerk registers om- oaths to "faithfully perform the duties of an assessor," and the people Weas- sess do the rest of the swearing. That isn't alL Sometimes they set the dog on us and otherwise treat us as though, we were book agents. That makes the assessor warm, and then he interviews a neighbor regarding property that is not accessible. And the consequence is people who "bounced" the assessor will find a valuation placed upon their property that will cause them to think there is nothing certain but death and taxes. Occasionally we find poverty and a piano together. The piano is assessable, and the poverty isn't. If you assess; the piano, you increase the poverty, .and there you are. These incongruities come up, and,unless you have the wisdom of a board, of equalization there is trouble. Speaking about this board, I have an, .idea that they will just about doublothe poor assessors' figures when they get down to work A keen assessor can locate every itTevOTybody else in the neighborhood has, and they tell him about it. I asked a real nice looking lady the other day if she had a piano, and she said "No.^ "Why, yes, mamma, we have, Said, her little girl , , The mother said: "Go into the house this minute, you naughty girl. How dareyoul" And then the child knew she had done something wrong. She had told the truth to a nasty, mean assessor. I went into a little candy store on the same street. To the woman behind the counter I stated my business. : She replied: "I am a poor widow.; My God, what will I do?" ,Tears^ flowed down her cheeks, and she sobbed as though her heart.would break. The assessor felt so mean that he sneaked out without asking her name. Even the parrots are down on assessors. A Laflin street bird told .the assessor to goto —any number pf tames while he was conducting the inquisitorial ceremony. . "That bird speaks very plainly, said the writer. • . 11 Just hear the dear fellow. He can [Successor J6 8. L. l«nd,] lJJll.A-U£*n» J^< Grain, Feed, '01 Scfei fa. ' L, •-•• ••....i^J^L^iiJJ^L: Hard and Soft „,«,„„.»! Wwctof*-, A. D. Clarke, 0.0. Chubb, '..-' Thos. H. LftntrV, ^ GMibvaftt , Miller. . Geo. , , Thoe. !•• oooke. If you want them to , do welL Nothing contributes to the a gobfl uorse so much, as clipped-get that long hftH' - him ft chance to thtive. ' BROWN & HUNTER- at Brown's livery ^titti are to imve mm oft and giye for money.left three months or more. at Brown's very tii work with a new power clipper that will inivko a horse look aH it he grew tuat way The Fan Tati IS A Clear Hayap 0gar^^ ' : For 5 Gents. Factory No, 71, State st;. south of courf house We do repairing of all: kinds, Threshing outfits repaired prom - Bull pinion for Case power, . ' Shop east of Rutherford House. ^te«£BSBrS^wW 1 P Br ,SS, : &&» S^EJSSgS^^SiBwranMs.-. • •.''! •.. . • • '' ' ' <'*i'«*^ &B *3Sg5?A>i«. CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS' AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. G^BOWYER, tuu m uud .Boston block, nplete stock of AND FINE JEWELRY. ~ GRADUATED OPTICIAN. Kepairing of flw watcJies a specially. Havana filler, Sumatra wrapper, is positively the . •' ' : •.,• Best Sfr.Cigai E. H. CLARKE,' ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Opera House block. DANSON & •BUTLER,-"' LAW'. LOANq'^ \ LAND. Collections a specialty. Otftce in'Gardner Cowles'newbulldlng. fcfc Q-. •n M. P. TIAOGAnD. O. V. PEEK Restaurant •, ' SULLIVAN & MGMAHON," A T T Q'StilP r's' ' A Y, (PA W > titijTf*'^' 1 * "' < -* ' * Office in Hoxle-Ferguson bl JQk. ' Haggard & Peek, [Successor^ to Joue^fc Smith.! • - t . ,.,*- .!,<>.• "• • >• GEO. R. pLOUD, • ' [Successor ,tp ^. B ( . Quarton.] , A^orney ^nd^Coui^ellor.^t^Law, ALQOtlA, IOWA. ' Office over Kossuth" County State Bank. B. y. ATTONEY ' i AT -LAW, was like ttiis. Tuesday niKbt Snooks came in and began talking with Webb. 'I hear you're going away on Saturday, ' said Snooks, _ _ " 'Yes, ' answered Webb- 'For three tlUDU UOCW. IUAO W.\^*** »~ ••- sa y __ just as plainly as I can. I will sell him for $15. There's.a bargain,. And the lady meant every word she said. A parrot that can cuss an assessor is dirt cheap at any price. M..-A This is how they do it on Ashland boulevard: Scene, front stoop of a stone mansion. Dramatis persouae, lady witn large diamonds in her ears. Negligee attire. Assessor with book and an official Sm Lady—We are cleaning house today, all topsy turvy, and you cannot come in. Assessor—Not at all, necessary, my dear .madam, that I should go; in. .; ; 0. have brought this' book and my «*»#?, nation'along, and I can see all;that.W, necessary. I see that this is a beautiful house, and'the eye ,of my imagination penetrates these walls.. I see a grand piano, statuary by Throwalstere, paint-.•taw by the old and newmasters^tapes- tries from. India, carpets from-Turkey, china from Dresden, brio-a-brao from all-parts of the -world-in short, everything that a lady of your exceptional judgment would use in. embellishing such a noble.mansion, i Abstracts, Real Estate,-^ •Collections, ALGONA, for la. mid-post- lively fSstclassr^un stock of Infection- ery. Lunch counter in front. A. H. ALLEN, Propr. i ,- Algopa, Iowa. J.O.BAYMOND. ' IJBNEST 0. RAYMOND LAW, " Algona, Iowa. ".' ID- wants to see you for anything in the line of T X*11 *' -fl L. K. GApFlEyt-P, M. P., ;ji Ml Still 111' 4U6] p H y SI oiAN[AND r SURGEON. ''''•' ','•'• • • «i_'_i_ LJ. ««» Ann* an of. nf flnrdincrlc •lee; Business. Office, State St., 6ne'dpor. 'easlf 8 ' Residence, McGregor st.£eastdf nubiioschaolbuOftiPB,, ., Prices as \o\y as anybody's. Good service or no pay. m °MAnd what are you doing tomorrow ^'Wednesday,' said Webb. . 'I have no engagement for Wednesday. ;;;S?ThSy g ^ dine with the eS^hat's . Pity, Plumbing, Iron Hurting, etc;, Give me a chance to bidpn your Job.; j Peter Winkel. ., . ., 1 'Homeopathic. , PIIYSICIAN,'AN.D .SJOIRQEON. Office and residence in the Boston Block. • ,; i , idn the flew TJlQQk.) " [ can hardly venture on such treas- and say $10,' DE. L. A, get, on Thursday.' "-Boston For w fcfp m tonfc*W wJSSSS- MK0| U it m »8tf*eB rffiSR . aa^te* «t ^fWK^S^X ty* aw at wbom vUl tarn toJJJJ* .7.<».ota/i mviaiiTi<iai<i-.n,kin0 is a lonmiiW to place p, valuation . Tires I will be moderate °°.Lady—Do it if. you dare!, Come in and S6 Tbe assessor went in and found his mental picture scarcely overdrawn, out jihe final courtesy caused ft slump in the valuation, , Here is a bit of advice to persons who are inclined to resent the intrusion of an assessor. The advice does not cost a cent, but if you do not act wpontf you' maybe caused no end of trouble and- money also, Throw your door wide open to the assessor, invite him in, giye f «». to understand that you are the obliged- par^ and give him the information he seeks; and it is 10 to 1 that you will be treated fairly, and a point o* two may be stretched in your favor. .Shut him p^and be will make a record of the your property find nothing in your f a* vor W you go to the office with your schedule/the f«* that .you to the deputy is. noted, and W lyo^.wiUpayall.thelawde. ~* -- "-^e Assessor ia Qmoa,< ;prugs and ANP STEJAM ____^^^^^^^^^^MMMM fgBPMpHHHWW" 1 "- 11 "- 111 '" l " GASOLINE Manufacturer and dealer in flarness^Mlesr"" .. DB, JOSEPH HAAS' f,REMEDY30B^ 3r'<^>-cv-" i ' •< Good-RciiBting' t VUP = iJwWfir'rfJvIw w'SV* <w* spUc!.t your patronage. - H.~ C;' MCCOY, M.' D,, PHYSICIAN, ANR8VRGWON, Residence, McG.yepor^etV 'o'flff,'^ Pr " E, S, G%,ASIEP, P. P'. fl U R Gf E 0 N' D t E NT* ~ Ofttee over the State Bapk. Algonft, .Si i h , etp, t Iree. WATW • flear fellow; is »'*.*$,»?.!& said she,'< aWf fie aays it is o-uly tee toVW* »4 I P. WJIMVBB-& — • , •^ u^erslped hi*8 a oowplete; - .?*,!-•

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