The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1897 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 1, 1897
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THE TIPPER DES MOlNES: ALOONA. IOWA. WEPNE8DAY.DEOEMBER 1, 1897. Grand Annual Holiday Opening . , ., , T -11 U D ™i,pn MrVi ladv We visited the eastern markets very early this year, thus A FULL HARP ORCHESTRA will play every five minutes, and a beautiful Japanese m ™™^£*^^^ g te them nt exceedingly low prices, making these beautiful A having the choice of all the new. goods, and being spot cash buyers we not only secured the new patterns out we ooug high-class goods within the reach of all. CALL AND SEE US. It is always a pleasure to show goods. We mean just what we say. Come and see if we don't. EHLERS & FALKENHAINER, DEUTSCHE APOTHEKE. DINGLEY & PUGH, UP-TO-DATE JEWELERS. 0 ldtow. THIRTT TIBST TEAR. BY INOHAM A WARREN. Terms to Subscribers. One copy, one year , 81 -59 Onecopy.slx months '2 One copy, three months *° Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, or express order at our risk. , .; Bates of advertising sent on application. THE STATE INSTITUTIONS. Senator Healey and Representatives Merriam and Porter are completing their task of investigating the state institutions. They expect to be able to report on all of them to the coming legislature. They have spent from a week to ten days or two weeks on each, have gone over all the accounts with an expert accountant, have investigated the various methods of book keeping, the buying of supplies, the kind of fuel used and the relative cost, the salaries paid, in fact everything pertaining to the business management. It is safe to say that no more thorough examination was ever conducted in Iowa, for Senator Healey has brought to the committee great skill as an examiner, and all of the members have been in earnest in their determination to find out and report everything that can possibly throw light on the methods of doing the public business. This report when it is made, with the accompanying exhibits, will undoubtedly have first place with the coming session. So much has been said about extravagance, the need of retrenchment, the public debt, the tax levy, etc., and so little is expected in the way of general legislation, that the winter will undoubtedly be devoted to a discussion of the committee's findings and to the more or less radical changes that have already been proposed in influential quarters. It is unfortunate in view of the situation that the recent campaign was not conducted along the line of state issues. The responsibility does not rest with the republicans, for the opposition by early bringing Mr. Bryan and Mr. Towne to Iowa to declare that the vote of the state would be everywhere accepted as an endorsement or reversal of last fall's verdict on the free coinage issue, practically forced Mr. Shaw to accept their challenge, especially as Mr. White repeated it in his opening speech. The logic of the situation suggested a local campaign. There was no occasion for dragging in the silver issue, the people were tired of it, would not turn out to hear it discussed, and finally were actuated in their voting by every other consideration imaginable. The people were, however, curious about state affairs, and the discussion that might have been conducted, would have prepared them for a more intelligent judgment on what the legislature is going to have before it than is likely now to be the case. The committee's report is undoubtedly going to show irregular methods of book keeping, and a great many minor things that need correcting in the management of state institutions, even if it does not bring to light instances of ex. travagance and very loose business methods. The danger is that in the present state of public opinion on taxation, and with the extravagant statements that have gone out unconnected about the state debt, these features of the report are going to be magnified out of all proportion, and that changes and economies will be demanded which will actually cripple the institutions |or the present and prejudice them for the future. The fact is, and it is a fact that the campaign could have fixed in the public mind as it should be fixed, that Iowa is the least taxed of any western state and that Iowa's institutions, whatever the irregularities that may be found, 40 more work on the whole at less expense than like Institutions outside our borders. The man outside or inside the legislature whp realizes what this means $0 ft world lot hum,an frailty and shprt , is f ujly qualified to weigh fairly report that may be made by the in- TOS ttgftttng committee and to provide such irregularities or e^ it way disclose. The not realize what this wrrfea a sudden clamor for reform occasioned by the magnifying of minor matters, is going to be in position to do incalculable damage. The investigation by Senator Healey's committee is going to be one of the best things provided for by one of Iowa's best legislatures. If wisely used it will be the means of correcting every irregularity in the management of our state institutions and of establishing them firmly in the public confidence with liberal promise for growth. If unwisely used it will be made a foundation merely for a demagogic raid on what has been on the whole a wise and judicious expenditure of public money, the only outcome of which can be a more or less serious crippling of the institutions themselves. THE city of Algona has been compelled to close water main ditches because the factories cannot furnish pipe to extend our . mains, and Contractor Killmar, who was to have the steel bridge over the Des Moines west o town completed by Nov. 20, will ge ! the iron on the ground today to begin work, the whole delay being caused by the rush of work at the iron foundries Such facts as these are local proofs of a return of business prosperity. ear to vote. Why not amend theconstitu- on and provide for biennial elections— n presidential and off-congressional years! t would save money, kill a colossal bore, ill apathy, make politics more interesting, nd, as the issues would be national, it would vastly tend to cure scratching. Why bould not the legislature this winter set he ball in motion for an amendment to the onstitution that will allow us all to lie f al- ow every other year and not have a single olitic to bother, bore and mulct us? The Des Moines Leader is trying to jet the liquor business up for an issue in ,he coming legislature. The Leader's plat- 'orm this fall gave it a rest, how would it be to let it continue to rest. The State Register very sensibly prefers a national to a bank currency. Wm. E. Curtis writes from Washington that every member of President McKinley's cabinet is for international bimetallism, the only difference of opinion being as to the likelihood of now securing it. The report of Senator Wolcott's committee will be awaited with interest. Senator Allison said yesterday before starting for Washington that congress will not consent to the retirement of the greenbacks. "Two Biddicut Boys and Their Adventures with a Wonderful Trick Dog." . This is marked by his best qualities and is full of effective interest. A lively story _ of track and field is "The Lakerim Athletic Club," bv Rupert Hughes, which will tell of a year of sports carried out by a party of "real boys." Mr. W. O. Stoddard writesi a stirring romance of chivalry, "With the Black Prince," telling of the fortunes and adventures of an English lad who fights at the battle of Crecy. A fairy tale of science "Through the Earth," by Clement Fezandie, is a serial of the Jules Verne order. It tells of the daring conception of a scientist of the next century, who by the enormous ly increased power of electricity succeeds in boring a hole through the earth and sending a bov in a cigar-shaped car through the tunnel. 'There will be the usual number of articles of instruction and entertainment, short stories, poems and jingles, as well as hundreds of pictures by leading artists. The price of St. Nicholas is G> cents a copy or $3 a year. AMONfJ THE OZABKS. degree of regret feels willing that it should long continue to linger among the soft silences of the mountains. But this letter is already too long though I have scarcely touched my subject and have omitted almost everything I intended to write about. The people here are kind, generous, orderly and the best of neighbors, so that I lack for nothing which their friendly offices can secure, while the weekly visits of THE UPPEU DES MOINES come like welcome voices from the old homo. Yours truly, LIZZIE B. READ. SEMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES. f . _. Supt. Van Erdewyck of Kossuth will be the youngest county superintendent in Iowa, when he takes his office, the Burt Monitor says. who NEWS AND COMMENT. Some believe that J. H. Funk o Hardin county will be chosen speaker i the coming legislature without opposition Senator Funk believes in an election once in two years. He should push th matter in the coming session. Let us hav less politics. Congressman Hepburn of the Eight! district in speaking of the Gage currenc plan says correctly: "Why, if we shoul pass a law on those lines at this session Iowa would not return a single republica congressman next fall and the republican would lose a senator from that state." H. A. Burrell, who is leading the fight on normal institutes, makes a suggestion that will be favorably received in Algona: The legislature this winter should wipe them out by providing for several more state normal schools, the towns where they shall be located to give the land and erect the buildings, the state guaranteeing the teacher-wage. That should be started this winter, and if legislators don't blunder again against appropriations, and follow up last winter's $113,000 shave by cutting off a lot more excrescences, the state will be out of debt before such wage has to be assumed. With five or six normal schools, so distributed as to be accessible, Iowa can demand that all who teach shall take a thorough course, and she shall give the teachers certificates just as the state brands herM. D's., lawyers, dentists, pharmacists, etc. Why not? That would raise the grade of teachers, a thing that these nonsensical institutes would not do in 1,000 years. Then the county superintency, institute and all that brood could be sent to limbo, and save hundreds of thousands a year—for Mr. Mullin says the^institutes nlone cost §250,000 a year. There are 99 counties, and as not one gets off with less than §1,200 a year for the luxury of a county superintendent, there would cbe an immense saving—and the schools would be all the better for this purging. Wm. R. Morrison's head is level on one proposition at least: The only way you can redeem the greenbacks is by an issue of bonds, and it will take a great deal of talking to convince the plain people that it is wise financiering to replace a debt on which we pay no interest with one upon which we will have to pay even so little as 3 or 3 per cent, a year. That is a clear proposition, that does notjrequire much demonstration. In ordinary business affairs they would say that a man was crazy who insisted upon paying interest when he could borrow all the money he wants for nothing. D.airy Commissioner Boardman, one of the;brotbers so long interested in Algo na creameries, will not be a candidate for reappolntmeht. Mr. Gates of Manchester is said to be Gov. Shaw's choice. Geo. E. Roberts says political campaigns are getting too expensive. One candidate's cigar bill in Webster county was 1800. The fact is our campaigns are getting to be gambling enterprises, where men spend (enough to win and then bet enough to come out even. One candidate in Kossutb this fall openly annoujnoed that he would be "broke" jibe lost. A' remedy for part of this is to bwe less campaigns. Once in two years is enough. H, A. B»rrell compientB, op the expense of tBe election in Koesutb andaays IB tbe Washington Press; Utterly Jew* wr D9WOD Ingalls 10. Seneca band. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. lectures in Humboldt, Dec. is talking of organizing a The Yeomen have organized a big lodge at LuVerne. Col. Smart was hurt in a runaway at Humboldt last week. Mrs. Jonathan Winkel visited Mrs. Dealy in Emmetsburg last week. The Estherville Vindicator got out an elegant Thanksgiving number. Mrs. Guy Taylor visited her sister in Buffalo Center last week, the Tribune says. Humboldt has held a public meeting to protest against the opening of saloons. A pulverizer cut Henry Bunting's y's toe at Corwith. Look jaw set In and he died. A. W. Utter, one time editor of the Emmetsburg Reporter, is dead. He was a genial man. Geo. C. Call of Algona purchased the Jacobs farm of 120 acres located just west of Ledyard the latter part of the week. Mart Pierce is reported by the Ledyard Leader to be hale and hearty. He is one of the pioneers and has lots of friends down about Algona. Emmetsburg Democrat: J. L. Donahoo and Geo. M. Bailey were over from Algona Wednesday evening assisting the local order of Red Men in some lodge work. Emmetsburg Democrat: Lee Me- Cleary and Fred Scott of Algona spent Sunday with Emmetsburg friends. Some of the boys started the rumor that they were over to see the same girl, but both emphatically denied it. Whittemore Champion: The teachers' meeting held in Algona last Saturday was a great success, and the visiting teachers have reason to appreciate the hospitality with which they were received by the teachers and citizens of Algona. Supt. Spencer is a strong school man and his supervision of a teachers' meeting insures its success in advance. Emmetsburg Tribune: Arnold Esser of Algona, who was imprisoned in the Emmet county jail for stealing a load of wheat, was arraigned before Judge Quarton on the charge of cheating by false pretense. He plead guilty and was given 60 days in the county jail here. He sold the wheat to a Graettinger dealer. It belonged to a farmer near Armstrong. ST. NICHOLAS FQB 1898. St. Nicholas, conducted by Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge, enters upon the 35th year of its successful career as the leading' magazine for boys and girls with its November issue. A remarkably varied and attractive list of features has been secured for the coming year, including contributions by several of the foremost writers of the day. Rudyard Kipling's first "Jungle Stories" were written for St. Nicholas, and this year he will contribute a new series of stories to the magazine, called "The Just- So Stories," written in a new vein—fantastic stories. Some stories, Mr. Kipling says, are meant to be read quietly, ana some are meant to be told aloud: Some are for rainy mornings and some for long, hot afternoons, and some are for bedtime. These stories of Mr. Kipling's are meant to be told "just so," and one must not alter one single little word. They are stories about animals, queer, very queer animals. Mr. Frank R. Stockton will contribute ''The Buccaneers of Our Coast." This is a series of narrative sketches In which will be treated the origin, characteristics, adventures and exploits of that wild body of sea-rovers calling themselves "The Brethren of the Coast," who during the greater part of the seventeenth century ravaged id almost ruled the waters and shores of ,e West Indies, ijr, J. rp. qprpwj?rldj(ehsw written a serial, Nearly a year has slipped away since I left Algona and yet my promise to communicate with friends through your columns remains unfulfilled. This is partly owing to the evident impossibility of imparting to anyone not familiar with similar conditions an adequate and correct impression of life and scenery here as it appears to an actual observer. Heretofore my southern excursions have followed the great lines of travel and traffic where northern blood and money is rapidly converting the old south into a new and peculiar reproduction of the north. But northern capital and enterprise have as yet made but little impression upon the old status of things here. In one respect the situation resembles that of northern Iowa 30 years ago, in that nature seems to be waiting expectantly for the transforming hand of man. The native population have neither marred nor beautified the landscape to any marked extent. In the real backwoods they build their log cabins remote from the highway and screened from public view by intervening forest or thickets. The highway itself is a series of difficult ascents and dangerous descents scarcely more than a rough mountain trail. But my present location is only 10 miles distant from Fayetteville, a town on the SanteFe railroad, about 75 years old and containing 6,000 inhabitants, provided with city water, electric lights, and other modern things. But 10 miles in the mountains is equal to a much greater distance on level ground. The inaccessible situation isolates the mountain dweller, and preserves him in his ancient simplicity. There are many characters among these hills worthy of the pen of romance and the pencil of an artist. Perhaps the kodak man will gather them in if he don't come too late, but if he waits to come on his bicycle he will wait a long time. The Ozark mountains are little more than a great cluster of rugged hills, the summit seldom rising above the level of the Minnesota and Iowa prairie plateaus, but as they spring from lowlands but little above sea level, they present to the eye the effect of a higher altitude than they really attain. They present neither the solemn grandeur of the Rockies nor the mysterious witchery of the Sierras. To some they appeal with all the pity of a sad mistake as though sorrowful and grieved with heartbreaking disappointment, they bear in themselves a sense of failure and reproach, from which the beholder must turn away with silent sympathy. But companionship unlocks many sweet springs, and invites the feet into many verdant ways. Pruitfulness and plenty appear''intermin- gled with barrenness and desolation and in their stony bosoms are locked many treasures which time and toil only will reveal. As there is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, so there is one beauty of the prairie, and another beauty of the forest and mountains. The prairie has yielded swift and willing tribute to the plow and the sickle, but the not very distant future will bring development and prosperity to these hills. Having a climate and configuration similar to France, Italy and Spain, there must needs be a new order of things here as soon as the overflow of capital and labor from the prairie states is willing to adjust itself to the conditions of the situation. Elklns is located on a branch of the Sante Fe road, which runs from Fajetteville up the valley of White river about 80 miles and is now being carried 20 miles further, for the purpose of obtaining access to valuable forests, which it is rapidly devastating, carryiner away train loads of ties, bridge timbers and building material, This traffic is more injury than profit to the hills, as the land owners are parting with their choicest timber for less than its real value. There Is a certain gratification in contemplating a landscape where the eye takes in well tilled fields, fine dwellings, and all the accessories of peace and prosperity. There is also a fascination in the solitudes of nature, where the disturbing presence of man has never intruded, a strange enchantment which, disappears when the real estate dealer gets in his boom. Among these hills the charm still lingers, and one who has noted its departure f row pth,er scenes with some The Webster City Tribune says: J. M. Dally of Algona, a son of H. E. Dally, proprietor of a livery stable in this city, bids fair to receive a nice present from the state. The young man was raised in this county, but some time ago he went to Algona, where ho has since lived. He joined the militia company there, and the readers of The Tribune will remember the accident which befell him while the companies of the Fourth regiment were last in camp at Fort Dodge. While firing the morning salute he happened to be almost directly in front of the cannon. He was thrown about 15 feet and his arm broken in three places and his hand shattered so that it will never be of much use to him. He also suffered many smaller injuries. His arm 1 is now partially healed, though it is weak and crooked and his hand is in a worse condition. It is on account of these injuries that the newspapers of Algona have taken the matter up and are going to see if they cannot induce the state legislature 'to make an appropriation to Mr. Dally, as they claim he is a most deserving young man. A carpenter at Forest City shingled a house last week and used a keg of nails bought in 1866. They cost then 12* cents a pound. The reporter does not tell what notion possessed him that he held them so long. -H -f- -T- The Milwaukee railway has added seven big ten-wheel mogul freight engines .to this division. They do the work of a dozen of the present size. -5- H- -s- Milford, up near Okoboji, is having a aperatures, yet leave free movement of the hands and arms for work within the box. Conveniently arranged within the box are baths, trays, etc., necessary for the developing process. The box can be used to store the photographic paraphernalia in, or can be folded to occupy the space of 18 inches long, 10 inches wide and two inches in thickness, which can easily be packed away in a valise by the traveler. HIGH SCHOOL KEGULATIONS, The School Teachers Make Some Suggestions of Value. Prof. Spencer hands us the following resolutions which were adopted by the superintendents and school principals at Spencer last week: First—That we favor abolition of recess in the upper grades, giving tho lower grades frequent opportunities for relaxation with close supervision when outside the schoolroom. Second—That in order to secure and maintain a high moral standard to place before young people, only teachers of strong manly and womanly character should be employed; and that teachers should seek by personal influence to cultivate like characteristics in their pupils. Third—That regular courses of study should be maintained, but that special advanced study may follow certain branches, and such work substituted for branches of less importance; such selection to be under the advice of teacher and permitted only when pupils have special adaptability for the work chosen. Fourth—That we favor the shortest practicable interval between the classes and making promotion from grade to grade as nearly as possible according to individual capacity rather than by classes as wholes. Fifth—That good teachers should be kept in their positions as long as possible, and that poor ones should be removed at the earliest opportunity. Sixth—That regular daily general exercises consisting of nature study work, information lessons, current topics, etc., should be given in all grades. POE WOMAN BUFFBA&E. Iowa Is to Bo Campaigned This Winter—The Meeting In Algoua. A full-fledged campaign is under way, sensation. An evangelist slandered some of the young people of that town and as a result got himself into trouble. He was forced to retract his statement concerning one of the party and admitted that he had lied; but the other statement ho would not retract and has been forced to carry a Winchester to maintain his position. He, however, promised to apologize in church one evening, but instead of doing so he deliberately drew a revolver and laid it on the pulpit and proceeded with his sermon. He was at once arrested and the hearing set for one day this week. He secured bonds and returned to the church and upon his return wiis applauded by some of the lady members of his flock. This fellow's name is McIntosh and ho hails from a farm near Humboldt, it is said. -T- -T- -*Clel Gilchrist, tho son of Algona's former professor, who is travelling in the south for his health, had a runaway at Abilene, Kan., and got a broken ankle. -i- -t- -t- The electric car line between Mason City and Clear Lake intends to make a marnmouth skating rink of the lake during the coming winter by putting in a sufficient number of electric lights to light up the lake, besides building a good wind break. •*--*-+ A $10 bill was pronounced counterfeit by tho bankers at Armstrong. It turned out to be 30 years old, and good as gold. -7- -T- HBailey: Phil Hanna writes the Livermore Gazette that he likes Porto Rico all right. The nights are so warm there that alia man needs is to be clothed in his right mind, but the island is so small that Phil has to hump to keep his feet dry and he dares not sleep with them hanging over the edge for fear a shark will take them for sugar cured hams and get away with them. We really ought to send a man with wooden legs to that station, a man with a wooden head would do, but Kossuth county couldn't spare any of these last; they need them to run bobtail primaries with. H- -H H- Young Myhre up at Estheryille has invented a portable contrivance for developing photographs. It possesses every convenience of a dark room and only occupies a small space It is a folding box about 18 inches long by 10 inches wide, which receives light through an opening covered with a sheet of transparent red celluloid paper at one end and having another opening similarly covered at the top, whiofi gives the operator a full view of his work within. At each side are apertures to insert the hand and <arms of the operator protected by flexible coverings of dark material which exclude the light from entrance tb rough, these the object of which is to get an amendment submitted to the people by the coming legislature allowing women to vote. Every county is organized and state headquarters have been opened in Des Moines. Last summer Miss Shaw and others spoke in Algona and a local county organization was perfected with Mrs. Butler as president. Monday Mrs. Laura M. Johns of Kansas caine to reinforce the local sentiment. In the afternoon at the court room, Mrs. W. W. Annis argued that the ballot would greatly enlarge woman's opportunities, Mrs. Butler read Samantha Allen's experiences when she visited President Arthur in Washington, and Mrs. Johns spoke briefly. In the evening the court room was well filled for Mrs. Johns' public address. Mrs. Butler had made every arrangement for a pleasant meeting and presided with grace. The singing was led by Miss Cora Setchell. Mrs. Johns spoke at length of the practical results of suffrage in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah and proved that in each it had been a success. She spent much time in describing the renovation the women had wrought in the city of Denver. She proved to be a pleasing, practical and convincing speaker. Two weeks' meetings will now OQ held and public sentiment developed all over the state, the hope being that the Iowa solons will submit the matter to popular vote. OHRISTMAS BELLS. Mrs. Prof. Lilly contributes a charming bit of verse to the December Mia- land Monthly, which is published with an appropriate illustration: Ring. Joy-bells, ring! Sweet gladness bring To cheer the waiting earth. Your chimes prolong The angels' song That told the Savior's birth. In slower measure ring again Of " Peace on earth, good will to men,' Until amid the grief and pain, The wrongs endured, the strife for gam, The deep despair of those who feel The crushing 'neath the tyrant's heel, Responsive Harmonies shall rise From all the world; and human eyes Shall see the dawn of that blest day When sin and want shall flee away, • When woe and wrong shall be unknown And Right forever on the throne. Ring on, O bells! Your glad news swells Above earth's clashing notes.' There's sure Increase Of joy and peace Where'er your music floats. You get more for your money, i faster colors and brighter colors v? you buy Putnam Fadeless dyes, ana takes less time to dye and makes -J muss and for the same price, per package. Sold by J3. & P. store. ^.^ FOB time loans on reaj estate at Kpasvjtb County gtvfe Mm.

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