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Freeborn County Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1898, Albert Lea, Minnesota PEOPLE PREFER Advertisers The STANDARD Has Them ADVERTISERS WANT A BIO CIRCULATION The STANDARD Has It VOL Established LEA MINN WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10 1898 A Weekly I For Humanity's Sake WE MAT HAVE TO PUT GARCIA IN A AND MUZZLE E VER T INS UR GENT FOR HUMANITY'S SAKE ARE WE SELLING Harvesting Gloves For a Pair They are made of SOUND LEATHER Neither Buckskin nor Calf But SHEEP for the Price SI IS GETTING READY FOR A BIG FALL BUSINESS AND IS MAKING AR- RANGEMENTS FOR A LINE OF CLOTHING WHICH WILL BE ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT FROM THE ORDINARY A Line of Clothing for which Best TAILOR will talc his hat of and say I S Clothing good enough J or any good CITIZEN Which Naturally Means Good Enough j or a Kmg We Consider the Former m Every j Respect Than a More Particulars Later YOURS ALWAYS COOL COMFORTABLE AND HANDSOME Are our Ladies and Misses TAN SHOES and OXFORD TIES They not only bestow the greatest amount of Com- fort to the foot but the est amount of Satisfaction in price to our patrons Our weather House Slippers are in- dispensable Our Bargains in Summer Shoes are worth your inspection PLYMOUTH SHOE STORE T P JENSEN Prop BUSINESS JOHN A LOVELY T OVER THE FIRST National Bank Albert Lea Minnesota A U OFFICE IN HEWITT Cor Broadway William Sis Albert HENRY A MORGAN A AT LAW COUNTY nev Office In Gulbrandson Block war Albert Lea Minn W E TODD HENRY CARLSON TODO A CARLSON ID Opera House Block Albert Lea Minn R FARNSWORTH A AT LAW CITY ATTORNEY Office second floor sMe entrance Barlow Drug Store Building Albert Lea Minn t M TODD M D AND BURGEON OFFICE IT In rear of Store hospital OD Fountain street Albert Lea DM E S BLAIR FORMER residence tain street Albert Lea Minn OR W E TODD DK W B TODD PHYSICIAN AND Office over Briggs drug store east side of Broadway Residence corner of way and Water Telephone 248 H A PAINE A AND FLANS XX drawn and contracts taken for all classes of work elty and country Albert Lea Minn W C MERRILL NEW opera bouse block rooms a and t Albert Minn Some Tailors Believe it good policy to buy gains in cloth and attend auction sales consider the best cy to be a consideration of our wishes No matter what a man wants in the way of ing he gets it or he is told the son why We make tlie most garments that can be for the money We tee a perfect fit and satisfaction in every way J P JOHNSON East Clark St Tailor LAKE SHORE CUT FLOWERS Floral Designs NEW FOR I t Occupies a Famous Knoll That Is Planted Full of Bullets of a able and Sore Because They Cannot See Active Items from Several Soldiers of the Best Regiment of All in the Camp Camp Thomas Aug haven't written you for several days but it is because I have been too busy on extra duty to do anything else 1 can assure you that during tne last two days I been earning my salary if never Capt Wood Lieut Yatter and myself under the supervision of Col Bobleter and Maj Mead have been laying out a new camp for our ment and when we move to it which will be Monday we will have one ot the finest and best in mauga park This provision for a ter camp seems to indicate that we are destined to remain here until fall though it is still asserted that we are liable to receive orders to move at any time Our new camp is situated in a grove on a gentle knoll at the junction of the Brotherton and ander roads about a mile and a ter from Lytle station It was one of the most notable of the confederate positions during the Brat day's battle on this field and located are eral monuments some cannon and a number of confederate graves We have about 100 of our men policing the site of the camp digging sinks and trenches and they are digging up hundreds of bullets grape and other shot of all kinds that were imbedded here during that memorable battle I believe the change will be a great to us in many wajs other advantages there is a fine free bath house containing many shower baths within a hundred yards ot our new company street 1 am writing this sitting under a tree on the new camp ground and as a man is waiting for it to mail must bring it to a brief close C AH LI LE II DAY MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO P CLAUSES SON Proprietors Good Lands in Minnesota The best farm to be found in the state are along tbe line of tbe Minneapolis Louis R R Purchase a ticket to M a d 1 s o n or Dawson In Lac Qui Parle C o and con- fi that less than SO bushels ot wheat per acre 13 a small Other In eluding corn in proportion Crop failures un- known For rates and particulars call on est agent of the M St L R R or address A B G P T A M St L K B apolis Minn you put up the lunch do not f Am Refreshing Pure and Good Camp Thomas Aug The boys ot the 12th Minn Vol Inf are sorely disappointed over not being able to go to the front and it will be a long time before they get over it Our hopes have been bouyed up over the prospect of going to the front so often that now when A rumor conies up in the paper mentioning a new demand for troops we do not look forward to being one of the favored ones The boys all came south with intention of becoming in the tactics they tiard for three months many of them ing themselves into sickness simply to become well drilled llow well they succeeded is proven by the statements of the different officers who have been here and pronounced us the and beat drilled regiment in the United States We are the best disciplined and moat gentlemanly regiment in the service I can truthfully say that it is safe for alady to promenade our ground any time without an escort and for what use have we attained this high standard can it be that we have gone through with it to be classed as tin soldiers in time to hope not J earnestly hope and wish that it may not be too late for us to strike yet ED A GALLAGHER Jr Agt Albert Lea Camp Thomas July We have just had mess which consisted of beef potatoes bread and strong coffee We good grub now compared with what we used to have i buy a pint of milk every day Milk wagons do a big business when they come to camp Peaches are now ripe and I can hear the cry now of reaches nice big peaches live for a nickel Out on the range we can get 8 to 12 for a el 1 ate some about three weeks ago and it made me think of the song A little peach m an orchard grew listen to my tale of woe The day after I ate them is the only time I have answered sick call Our brigade turned out yesterday afternoon for a sham battle it ed only of battery formation I was one of the flankers and was sent out about 150 yards to one side of the main body When we deployed and formed in line breast works were thrown up and we then for the foe to show up As they did not the assembly was sounded and we then marched home and to camp a little while be- fore supper Our next door neighbors the 1st South broke camp last night and started for Jacksonville Pia early this morning It is funny that they should get orders before we did as ours is a better regiment and we got here a long time before they did We are going to move camp next Wednesday over near Snodgrass Hill It will be the best thing that ever too as this place is getting un- healthy One more of our boys was carried to the hospital this morning The boys are mostly all feeling well now though Ed Gallagher lives next door to me Chilly had the nerve to pat him Ed on the police force the other day and he felt awfully insulted by it He his share of the fun in this part of the street I have five tent mates Floyd Willard Walter Christianson Joe Stenrud Jerry cott and Babe Greene The first four of these are corporals and in our tent is called The roost Shorty Lower has been engaged as marker at the rifle range for the last few days He comes home every night with his pockets full of bullets which he claims the ards have Dred at him Corporal Bond who is now with rough riders is paying our camp a visit day T Floyd Willard and I were out this morning making a sketch of the roads and ground in eral in tbe neighborhood of our camp Floyd did the sketching while son and I stood in the shade smoking good cigars which of course he We went as far as the ander Bridge about a mile south of here Well as it is nearly time for drill I must close for this time So much has been written about our camp that it is hard to find anything new to write about SANDBURG Met Familiar Experiences Jackson Republic The Minnesota editors are home from their trip to the Pacific coast and re- port it very rocky through the tains but some of them have that kind of a time at home COL JACOB H SMITH A Very Distinguished Visitor Arrived in Portsmouth on Sick Smith T here on a Visit to Judge Bannon and e v e r e I y Wounded at Santiago Portsmouth Ohio Dauy Blade Aug Colonel Jacob H Smith arrived on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad this afternoon on a visit to his law Hon James W Bannan and ily He is on sick leave having been seriously wounded at Santiago Colonel Smith has been in the service of the United States government for more than thirty years having a company of Kentucky teers in the late war He passed through the war with distinction and at the close was transferred to the regular army ranking as lieutenant Since then he served in the 19th ment and has been advanced in rank irom time to to time the last tion being for conspicuous bravery in the lighting before Santiago a battle that is destined to become the details become better known to the world a battle in which Anglo-Saxon nerve and daring and steady bravery enabled toot soldiers to accomplish what had never before been accomplished without the aid of siege guns and plenty of successful assault on a fortified height defended by cannon and by and infantry It was no wonder that the Spaniards were astonished and Dually dismayed by that steady relentless advance Jn all their lives they had never seen such a word had never before faced the flower of the American A representative of the Blade met Col Smith at the C O station this after- noon The colonel accompanied by his wife and left the hospital at Old Point on Tuesday Thia was a slightly different home-coming In 1805 he bad to be carried up the grade ing been shot through the hip This time he was able to ride although an ugly in Ins made by a Spanish Mauser bullet does npt by any means add to his comfort Lieutenant Johnson who is here re- men lor the regular army and ho served with Col bmith in the 2nd regiment met him at the grade and warmly greeted him railing his tion to a crowd ot youngmen who have enlisted The colonel spoke hopefully as to regaining his health here and gave a graphic description of the battle at Santiago I do not we will have to do much more fighting against Spam The test they have had of our quality and the news those soldiers will take back to Spain will be an education to the whole Spanish nation On that ing in July that settled the fate of tiago I was in command of UIP ing line of the 2nd regiment United States troops We had breakfast of hard tack and bacon at 4 m the ing By 9 o'clock were under fire and at 3 in the afternoon we had reached the last entrenchments at the left of the American line and within 330 yards of the Spanish barracks m At 3 o'clock our men began throwing up hasty entrenchments with their bayonets So far 1 had escaped injury although the bullets had been ling through the leaves like ram and Mausers had gone through my blouse and through my forage cap At about 4 o'clock 1 was standing on top of the ridge facing Santiago when a bullet struck me m the side glanced around my nbs and lodged near my spine It whirled half around but did not knock me down I did not consider the wound enough to demand at- tention but by i o'clock I was com- to seek relief and have it dressed I did not relinquish command until July 7 and left the hospital for Newport News on July 20 That last charge was magnificent Lord Paget the British attache ex- claimed as he watched it There are no other troops in the world who could do that unless it be the Gordon Any one who knows tbe esteem m which the Gordon Highlanders are held will understand the force of this statement After San Juan and El Caney the fighting was over country as rough as the Kentucky hills opposite this city The Spanish were entrenched at the top of the hill and had artillery We were obliged to cross an open space where they could simply take at us then to climb the steep hill in the face of Mauser rifles field artillery and shells from the Spanish fleet The gnd regiment had a proud place in that charge that drove the Spaniards back into the city of Santiago and decided its fate The surrender on the 14th was the outcome of that terrible day's work An idea of the conditions may be gained from the fact that the mercury stood at 106 in the shade all that long day The mortality among the officers was very high This was because they were right up on the firing line and were conspicuous I think a shooter spotted me I had felt all day that no bullet was to strike me and perhaps I was a trifie reckless The men cautioned me but 1 told them it was day to be struck J was pointing down the line with my arms outstretched when I received the souvenir J am still ing Excursion to Boston The Nickel Plate road will sell ex- cursion tickets from Chicago to ton and return for trains of September nth and 18th inclusive at rate of 819 tor the round trip Tickets will be valid returning until September 30 inclusive On account of heavy travel at this particular time those desiring accommodations should apply early to J Y Calahan Gen Agent 111 Adams St Chicago Nickel Plate Excursion to Boston Tickets on sale for trains leaving Chicago September to 18th sive at rate of for the round trip and good returning until Sep 30 Also cheap rates to all points east sleeping cars to Boston and solid trains to New York Bates lower than via other lines For further in- formation call on or address J Y Calahan Jen Agent 111 Adams St Chicago Remember Sunday Aug 14 Is tbe day you ga to tbe twin cities on the popular cheap excursion over The Minneapolis St Louis R B Round trip tickets only 5 pedal train leaves Albert Lea at 3.30 aud 5 a m two trains Experiences of a Freeborn County Harvester in Renville County To tlie Two weeks ago last night I took passage on a side door this own from Albert Lea and arrived here Monday morning at and found this a very level grain growing country After partaking of thing to eat and drink I started out to md my friend Otto Gunderson who lad sent me word to come up here for a Klondike harvest I found him and oe nearly walked the legs off me going with me from farmer to farmer trying to get me a job We could find plenty of farmers who would need a man for stacking but none for shocking and hat meant two weeks loafing and ing board I felt pretty blue and wrote the discouraging news to my setter half The next day Mr Olsen he man with whom I had engaged board told me that if I would help shock oats till noon he would ake his wheel and see what he could do for me I gladly consented to the arrangement and I set out shocking while he wheeled away before 9 o'clock ae was back with tbe good news that he had gotten me a job for all harvest and stacking at 82 per day and to be there that night for supper I am working on a 360 acre farm owned and farmed by Henry A- Peterson There are 130 acres of wheat 30 acres of oats and 80 acres of barley I am earning per day and after be gets both binders in working order I will shock till midnight and make an extra dollar per diem One good thing the elements seem to favor the farmers out in this part of the state though we have hau plenty of ram we have bad no wind storms and the grain stands as straight as any one could wish to see A good days work with one binder is about 20 to 23 acres a day especially the kind of a day my boss puts in during these tine moonlight nights it is 20 minutes past 10 o'clock by my ticker and he is still in the field cutting away One thing I do admire abouo this country is that a person out here don't have to climb on top or wind mill tower to find out if he is ahead or behind his neighbors As some parts of Albert Lea they would need to climb on top of the water tower You can imagine how level it is out here when Saturday I counted 15 binders working around me Benville is 104 miles due west of Minneapolis from Albert Lea to Chaska is SO miles Chaska to 75 miles just 155 miles from Albert Lea Renville has a population of 800 They have waterworks but have no electric lights two first class hotels several class stores carrying large stocks and doing large business They did have a large creamery till about a month ago then it burned down ROBT E Aug 7 PRAIRIE WHEAT FIELDS Schools to Open Sept 5th The regular monthly meeting of the school board was held last Saturday evening at the School building with all members present and dent T V Knatvold in the chair The chairman appointed the following standing committees for the Committee on son A McCulloch T Y Knatvold committe on McCulloch T W Wilson Dr J P von Berg com- on J P von Berg V Gulbrandson T V Knatvold Y was appointed a com- of one on the 3d ward school It was decided that the school year should consist of 30 weeks the iall term to commence Sept 5th the winter term Jan 2nd and the spring term April 3d The janitor was instructed to secure screens for the rest of the windows in the school buildings On account of the absence of school superintendent Schmitz it was decided to lay over the matter of filling two in the force of teachers to a special meeting of the board next evening August 13th The following bills were A McNeil buildings Gaue Hayden Co C W Turnbull screens Johnson Peterson Clausen desk etc H D Brown tornado insurance 70 00 G 1 b5 fleeting Sovereign Grand Lodge I O O P Boston Mass Sep Inclusive For this occasion the Nickel Plate road will sell tickets at rate of one fare for the round trip Tickets on sale Sep to 18 inclusive good re- turning until Sep 30 inclusive For particulars address J Y Calahan Gen Agent 111 Adams St Chicago n E Stern's Book Accounts On account of having gone out of business here and removed from the city Morey E Stern has had to leave his outstanding accounts for tion and has placed them in our hands AH owing him are requested to call at once and adjust their counts AGCT Real Estate Transfers Valentino to Emily K Joico neH and toe 28 Johannah M Basmussen to Fred son swM neH and nwH Bee 21 Batli 800 M S Shepherd to Mrs Emily Dunbar lots 6 and 7 block 4 College addition 800 W A et al to Henry Holland lot in neH nwH sec 17 Albert Lea 1 Mary Bnel et al to Brick K Hopperstad lots 4 and o in Skinner and Thompson's addition 630 Peter Clausen to George Alfred Clausen 1 acre in swH nwK sec 9 Loa 1 Jason C Easton to C C Burton no frac M sec 2 Aldon o 000 W A to Ole s 35 tt of lot i blk 7 Hartland 120 Henry Hollands to W A lot lu see 17 Albert Lea 1 W A et al to Gehard svendson et al lot 10 blk 4 Alden I to W S Wood lots l and 2 blk 102 Geneva village loo B Sehad and Svend to W S Wood 4 a govt land lot 4 sec Geneva loo George H Frescott to B F Jensen lot 6 blk 2 Lake addition ISO Gyms O Howe to Chris F Christianson lots 1 2 and w 40 ft of Blk 7 Sbell Rock oily 1200 The Big Store Albert Lea Minn GROCERIES t0 impress minds of the Public That Nelson Bros aim to and do carry the very best goods that money can buy This holds good throughout the various departments of our big store That Nelson Bros will save you from 10 to 25 per cent in price on same quality goods Nelson Bros never cut the grade in order to cut the price but will give you the best Franklin or Havemeyer Granulated Sugar at cents per pound and not ior imported sugar as some competitors do 4th 5th 6th Nelson Bros are never undersold on equal grade of goods but always ready to meet legitimate tition and go one better i Courteous Treatment and prompt attention to mers wants is never lost sight of We invite you to come and see us and examine our goods and we guarantee the price and quality will do the rest Yours to Please Nelson Bros Department Store if Your Eyes Trouble You IN any way is it not policy to ascertain the Don't think it is your nerves simply because you are nervous or be- cause some irresponsible traveling quack has told you this and that These birds of prey will flop their glib tongues in a strenuous en- deavor to make you believe yourself a victim to all the ills to which mortal flesh is heir Given half a chance they will dope you with medicine week after week when all in the world you need is the RIGHT GLASS This I can give and save you much worry and money Don't be blind to your own interest which promotes health and good when age begins to creep on by wearing a cheap decentered lens unsuited to the defects of your eye when you can get the best and a thorough examination without additional expense Theo E Schleuder Jeweler and Optician FOR THr MONEY IN 111 MA ORIENTAL 5th AVENUE SUNRISE Be Sure and Call for One of these Special Brands D HURD SONS Bo Mentioned Saw Edges on Not any customers of Thompson's Steam Laundry you may be sure Our new machine for ironing collars smoothes down the raw edge and causes the wearer to thank the day the i new machine f was invented Of course it causes much extra then nothing is too good for our patrons Wagons call and deliver all parts of city Finest bath rooms in the city drainage by city sewer Telephone No 114 Broadway Albert
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