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   Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - May 9, 1889, Albert Lea, Minnesota                                Enterprise VOL. XXXII. ALBERT LEA, MINN., MAY 9, 1889. NO. 19. FATHERS and MOTHERS! Are always jrhui to dress their Children well, for it is pleasant to see them comfortably clad, and to see the Children themselves enjoy A young man or boy with dirty, ragged or ill-fitting Clothes is ashamed of himself, and it is natural, for there is no excuse for either kind if his parents do their duty. Dirty Clothes can be washed: ragged Clothes can lie patched, and Well-Fitting Clothes! Of all grades, from the cheapest to the very finest, can be bought the vear 'round at OSTON S Parents should call and see the great Assortment of Styles for Boys of all ages that we cany. We sell Clothes ready made, Cheaper than you can buy the cloth. CLOTHING! For all the Men and Boys in the County, and Prices that will Astonish, they are so Low, at the mint-in MOREY E. STERN, Prop. Improved Champion Mower, THE CHAMPION is the cnly Mower on which the pitman never Tvssrs out, the knife heel never breaks, the never wear out ncr break; tho only Mower on which the gears run slowly and make no noise; the bar can be stood straight up and the knife will run freely even ir, that position; tho only Mower on which all lost motion can bs taken up on pitman, gearing and box- ing the only Mower on which the guards, will outwear three ssis cf the cheap guards used on other mowers, and never break nor get out of Sine; fie only Mower on which the slightest forward motion of the master wheel starts ii'.e knife; the only Mower on which the nolion is transmitted directly from the master wheel to the knife pitman withci-t any joints to wear loose end ralJe, and where ALL THE POWER is applied to cutting the grass, bOj wasted on loose joints or fcsl -ns-iring; ths oniy Mowoi-that no frame work or.pitman hanging dawn in front to run into obstructions or miti -si e wfth the cut grass; the only i-io.vc'- :ic r.i-jtcl'.cs to !.y slicing out of gear, and it can be put i.i ijx-rat any pcint THE IMPROVED ioss than ei-c-third Cic ciwyni of gearing that other Mowers have, s-idi warranted not to tiresk_ fni. This Mower ii c-o M ve! and Y-, to all others that an tonvince any farmer tliat il io much more money than any other. THE WARDER, GLESSNER CO., SPRINGFIELD, OHIO.----------MANUFACTURERS --CHICAGO, iLLiftGlS. Good News! We Now Offer Worth of At Cost and Below Cost I Profits No Object! The Goods Must Go. Our Stock if Fresh and New, and no Hankrnpt Shelf-worn gooils. They are all Solid anil not Shotlily. THE WAR HAS COMMENCED, And we will meet any Cut prices In the city. We mean business, and don't you forget It. C.ill and see for yourselves. Our terms are Spot Cash. Yours Truly, NELSON SORENSON. 307 East Broadway. ALL ABOUT MEAT INSPECTION. of Itoanls of Ilcaltb nnil In- HjH'CtorH- -Explanation by Or. C. X. Hewitt, of the State Hoard. In answer to many requests for ad- vice from health officers and others in- terested in the matter, hr. N. He- witt, secretary of the, state board of health, has issued a memorandum on the duties of local boards of health under the law for the inspection, within -1 hours of their slaughter, of all cattle, shi.'ep and swine to be killed for human food. The following extracts there- from will no doubt prove of general interest: "The sanitary intention of the To prevent the slaughter of cattle, sheep and swim; which are not healthy and in suitable condition to be slaugh- tered for human food, by an inspection of the living animal, within 24 hours of its slaughter. The inspection is not of the meat, but of the animal, not more than 24 hours before it is killed. When must the inspection be made? Within tl hours before the slaughter of the animal. _ "Where is the inspection to be made? Not specified, and presumbly therefore where the applicant asks to have it made. Local boards of villages and cities would further a good purpose if they could concentrate the butchers into one place fur killing and preparing the meat, and thereby diminish the trouble and expense of ilie inspection. This they may do under Chapter t'lt, Laws ol 1885. For whom is tho inspection made? Persons applying for such inspection. Who makes the inspection y A person or persons appointed by the local boards of health of cities, villages, bor- oughs and townships. How is he elected? Jiy a majority vote of the boards, it is fair to assume as no other method is specified in the law. What qualuieations are necessary for an inspector The ability, in the judg- ment of the board electing him, to de- termine that any cattle, sheep or swine proposed to be killed for human food are healthy and in suitable condition to be slaughtered for that purpose, by an examination of such cattle, sheep or swine, within 24 hours of said slaughter. Ilow many inspctors may be ap- pointed by any board? One or more as in the judgment of the board is neces- sary for the proper execution of the law. Term of service of inspectors? One year or till successors are appointed and qualified. Territory of inspectors Coextensive with that' of the board appointing them. iinst the inspector be a veterinary surgeon The law makes no such pro- vison and so any one whom the local board of health believes competent and elects may serve. Should the inspector report regularly to the local board appointing them? As agents of the board for a special purpose they should be required to file copies of certificates and memoranda of all official acts with the board as it may specify in its instructions. In no other way can the board be aware of the working of this department of its work for which it is as responsible as for any other performed by deputy. Form of certificate to be prescribed by local boards for the use of inspec- tors The law provides that each certi- ficate to be made in duplicate shall contain a statement to the effect that the animal or animals inspected, de- scribing them as to kind and sex, were at the date of such inspection free from all indications of disease, apparently in good health, and in good condition to be slaughtered for human food; be- yond this the board shall regulate the form of certificate to be issued to such inspectors. How is the inspector to be paid By fees to be paid by the persons applying for such inspection. Who determines the fee to be paid The local board of health who shall re- gulate the fees, which shall be no reater than are actually necessary to .efray the costs of the inspection pro- vided in section 3 of the law. Are any local boards of health ex- empt from the appointment of inspec- tors, as provided in this act? The law says, it shall be the duty of the local boards of health of the "several cities, villages, boroughs and townships with- in this state. So none are exempt. Can any cattle, sheep or swine be slaughtered for human food in this state without this inspection Xo. Does the law apply to individuals wishing to slaughter their own animals for the use of themselves or their fam- ilies? It exceptsno one. Has the state board of health any- discretionary power in the matter? Xo. Does the law affect previous legisla- tion for the control of infectious dis- eases of animals or the sale of diseased meats? No. There is no clause repeal- ing previous legislation, nor do the provisions of the act conflict with pre- vious laws." How to Make Money. To save money is to make money. The common way of washing clothes on a washboard is growing out of favor fast. The Eclipse Washer will do the work better, in less time, and with no wear to the clothes; the savings will in a short time buy a machine. Used by hundreds of families in this county alone, a recommend of this wondeiful machine is unnecessary, S. Keinsberg warrants them for two years. A Sound Legal Opinion. E. BxlnhrhUe, Munday Esq., County Ally Clay Co.. Texas, says: "Have used Electric Hitters will) most happy results. My brother also was very low with Malarial Fever and Jaundice, but was cured by timely use of this medicine. Atn satisfied Electric Bitters saved his life." Mr. D. I. Wllcoxson, of Horse Cave. Ky., adds a like testimony, saying: He positively 1'elieves he would have died, had if not been for Electric Hitlers. Tills great remedy will ward off, as well as cure all Malarial Diseases, and for all Kidney, Liver and Stomach Disorders stands uueqiialcd. Trice 50c. and 81 at Wedge Barlows Drug- store. The Discovery. You have heard your friends and neighbors talking about it. You may yourself be one of the many who know from personal experience Just how good a thing It Is. ff you have ever tired it, you are one of its staunch friends, ue- canse the wonderful thing about It Is, that when once given a trial. Dr. King's New Discovery ever after holds a place In the house. If you have never used it and should he nfilicted with a cough, cold or any Throat, Lung or Chest trouble, secure a bottle at once and give it a fair trial. It is guaranteed every time, or money refunded. Trial Bottles Free at Wedge Barlow's Drugstore. THE SE.UtCll FOK XATUtAl GAS. If tin- Drilling at Milluatc portant, That at i'rcchom 31 on: Mo. The statement in the stillwater col- umn of the Pioneer Press recently as to the progress of the drilling for natural gas there is interesting, as pre- senting apparently some reasons for believing that gas will be reached ere long. The well is down over feet and the drills have passed through various strata of limestone and sand- stone, and have encountered salt springs. Limestone has been encount- ered under the sandstone, notwith- standing the prediction of the state geologist that such would not be the case. Jn the geological report of Wash- ington county Mr. Winchell states that the Trenton limestone probably runs through the county and extends into Chisago county, but it is deeply cover- ed by the drift except in the eastern part of Woodbury and the western part of Afton. At feet, however, lime- stone has been encountered mixed with sandstone, the formation being similar it is said to the gas rook at Erie and liuffalo. In Pennsylvania the upper coal meas- ures are found in the uppermost form- ation of the Devonian period and 'the gas and oil occur in the deepest strata, The gas-bearing rock is found at from l.OOt.) to feet and sometimes deep- er, far below the Pittsburg coal beds. Jt is found occasionally in pockets and generally in a conglomerate of sand- stone. All the conditions may appear to be favorable, but the existence of fissures or cracks in the rocky strata between the belts of vegetable and mineral decomposed strata and the gas sand is surely indicative that the gas once existing in the gas repository lias escaped. If the upper measures therefore are cracked the gas will escape. Thus in the eastern states the sand rock is found identical with that iu the Pennsylvania oil regions, but the fractured condition of the upper strata tell the story of escaped gas. These conditions ought to be carefully observed at Stillwater. The extent of the fractures in the upper and lower strata should be noted if possible. The gas sandstone extends over a wide area of country, and it has beeu most proli- fic in the vicinity of Pittsburg, and at Findlay, Ohio. The supply of natural gas in the Ohio valley, however, is un- doubtedly failing. It has been criminal- ly wasted in enormous quantities, and the wells are here and there gradually diminishing the value of ilow and some have ceased activity. The reservoirs are enormous to yield from to or more cubic feet a day; but the gas is running oft surely, leav- ing the reservoirs empty, md it re- quired millions of years doubtless to fill them with the volatile parts of the decomposition of old orgauic forma- tions which we call natural gas. There is a theory of continuous new forma- tion the hydro-carbonization of the water which seeps to the bowels of the earth from the surface; but this is much more of an unverified hypothesis than that of the joint origin of the gas and oil in the deepest strata of the De- vonian period from the decomposition of animal and vegetable organic matter. The experiment at Stillwater is of great importance. If natural gas is found in large quantities the industrial results will be enormous, even if the product is exhausted in fifteen years. The geological results of the bore will be of deep interest, as it is likely to be the deepest well drilled in the state. 3lrs. Mary A. Liverrnore's Famous Book "My Story of the War." In this new and superbly illustrated work, the world-famous Mary A. Livermore narrates her Dersonal wort and experiences as a hospital and 3eld nurse daring the war of the rebellion. We do not know when 700 pages have given us more genuine pleasure. Mrs. Livermore spent four jears as a nurse in hospitals, camps, at the front and on the battle-field, and tliesefour years were packed with pathos, glory and sacrifice probably never paralleled in tde life of any other woman. Her narrative presents a vivid inner picture of the womanly side ofthcu-ar, more especially of her own work and thrilling experiences, with manv pathetic and humorous incidents portray- ing tne lights and shadows of hospital life. These are described as only an eye witness and a ten- der-hearted woman could describe them. What a wonderful ori; she did. How heroic her labors, how thrilling her experience in those dark years. It is a story never to be forgotten. When she first entered upon her hospital career a deathly faintness came over her, but she nerved herself for the work that had to be done and soon became accustomed to it. Never again were her nerves disturbed by hospital sights and scenes. For four years she held herself in iron control, and gave herself up to motherly minis- trations to the sick and wounded of the rank and file. We regard this splendid book as a wholly unique work, for it presents the iromanly or what may very appropriately be termed the hcimnlii side the war, and this has never hitherto been written. It lifts the curtain and shows how heroic and demoted and blessed her work was. His full of the deepest pathos, the richest humor, the most touching tales, the most stirring anecdotes and incidents, and through the w hole runs the story of the adventures and striking experiences of Its illustrious author. Stranger stories are here told than romance dreamed of, one ot thorn drawn from real life by a woman's hand. In every chapter she weaves in anecdote after anecdote, incident after incident, story after story, and the reader's at- tention is held breathless to the end of the vol- ume. Should every other book on the war be blotted out of existence this one would com- pletely reflect the spirit and work of the women of the North. It reading it our eyes were often filled with tears; at other times we were con- vulsed with laughter at its rich humor. Such a work by so eminent an author, at whose feet hundreds of thousands have and listened in admiration and wonder, whoso power, wisdom, influence and fame arc now world-wide, is the literary event of our times. But the illustrations! An able critic recently said, "This is the most richly embellished work ever published in America We endorse this opinion. There are splendid steel-plate portraits of famous nurses of Union   life, No newspaper description can do these costly plates justice. They must be seen to be appreciated. There are also splendid fac simile plates of famous old bat- tle-flags, from photographs and paintings made from the original (lags, printed in sixteen colors from 128 engraved stones. They show all the col- ors, tints, mood-stains rents, shot-holes and splintered staffs exactly as they appear in the original flags. As we look at them it is hard to believe that the real Hags are not before us. Even the lettering and inscriptions are perfectly reproduced in gold. The story of each flag is told with pathetic incidents attending the death of color-bearers who died under their folds. This grand volume has no competitor, and we do not believe it can have a rival. If we speak warmly of the book it is because it richly de- serves it. It it sold only bv agents, and Is meet- ing with an enormous sale. Agents who intro- duce a work of such sterling merit ought to be cordially welcomed. We believe that tho best way to keep out poor hooks is by introducing good ones, and a better anil more absorbingly interesting and thrilling work than this has cer- tainly never been brought to our notice. It is rarely that one can speak in terms of such un- qualified praise of any book. Tut it into your homes. It will be read over aud over again by old and jouug.wlth increasing pleasure and lasting profit, and will be prized by all. You can, In our opinion, much better afford to dispense with a dozen oilier books than not possess this. Every' subscriber will consider the price of it "a charity to himself." The Eclipse Washer gives the best of satisfaction and should be in every family. 14tf S. BEINSBEKO. DOINGS OF THE DADS. 1m- A Contract Is Finally .llaile Foi Street Light ins >n the to Agree on Prices and Location of MouUs Approved s.ud Sew Appoint ecu Take Revelation as to the Board of Public Works Hum Harmonious. Working Ses- sion. Owing to the necessary absence oi several aldermen Friday evening, no session of the council was held, and the same was adjourned to Saturday even- ing. Mayor "Wilkinson was present and requested consideration of the sprinkling and several other matters, which seemed to be important. A pe- tition asking street sprinkling was pre- sented. It contained the names of 46 abutting property owners on the streets proposed to be sprinkled, 10 refusing or neglecting to sign. City Attorney Morgan explained the provision nt" the new charter relating to sprinkling, it being necessary for at least one-half of the .property owners to petition for sprinkling. It appearing under the new charter that the city must have a board of public works to be appointed by the judge of the district court, to make the assessments for street im- provements, including street sprinfc- link, it was decided that the matter would have to be fixed by such board. It is necessary for the mayor to request the judge to" appoint a board of three citizens, not city officers. The powers and duties of such board were dis- cussed at considerable length. The petition for sprinkling was granted, and two bids were thereupon opened, as follows: Farnsworth fid- wards at S83.00 per month, P. II. Mc- Govern and A. M. Anderson at 885.00 per month. In each case the bidders agreed to furnish water a.nd do the sprinkling, the city to furnish the same appliances as last year, the same streets to be sprinkled as heretofore. Farns- worth Edwards asked the right to move the water tank to the electric light works. Sureties on their bond were L. J. Thomas and D. X. Gates, those of McGovern Anderson were E. W. Murphy and 0. Knudson, Jr. Mr. Knatvold moved that the contract be awarded to Farnsworth Edwards, they being the lowest bidders, on their agreeing to return the tank and other property of the city to the place where it now is, at the end of their contract, if required, the same to be in as good condition as when they take it. Sprink- ling to commence forthwith. The motion was unanimously adopted, the contract and the proper bond to be submitted at the next meeting of the council. Messrs. Morin and Knatvold, committee on examination of annual statements of the treasurer and clerk reported that they were correct and their report was approved. A letter was read from State Auditor Braden stating that S600 had been ap- propriated by the legislature for the building of the hridge north of the Lee farm, and .fianie-wmdd 'be paid over to the city when vouchers were furnished him that that amount had been expended on the bridge. The matter was laid over to prepare the necessary vouchers. The street committee was instructed to do the grading on the west and north side of court house square for an 8-foot sidewalk to be laid by the county. The bond of V. Gillrup, assessor, for S5000, with "W. A. Morin and M. P. Johnson as sureties, was approved. The bond of A. M. Gilbert as deputy assessor was declined, as the same should be given to the assessor. Bond of C. D. Marlett for with L. D. Smith and Geo. Drommerhausen as sureties was approved. Bond of F. A. Johnson for with AY. "W. Johnson and G-. Gulbrandson as sureties was approved. Bond of Jno. Whytock for with T. V. Knatvold and D. R. P.Hibbs as sureties was approved. The electric light committee reported n favor of the following localities for 12 electric lights, if they are contracted for: Six as now located, one at Hew- itt's corner, one at Dwight's corner, one at Lukins' comer, one at jail cor- ner, one at Thompson's or Annis' cor- ner, and one at Mrs. Coyne's comer on Broadway. Farnsworth Edwards proposed to furnish arc lights of candle power as follows: Twelve for one year at S7.50 per month for each lamp, the :erms and conditions being same as former contract. For a three year's contract the rate to be 87.00 for each lamp. Mr. Edwards stated that the six present lights were run at a loss and that ten or twelve are necessary to balance the power of the dynamo. lie said that it would cost 3500 to make the change for the increased number. The electric lighting matter was, after considerable discussion as to price, location and desirability of lights laid over until next meeting. A petition of T. E. Schleuder and others to have the alley east of Cole- man's lumber yard graded was referred to the street committee. On motion of Mr. Morin. bids are to be submitted for official printing at the next meeting. Adjourned. Be Sure to Head Carefully. The Pioneer Meat Market has come to the front again fully stocked up with the choicest of all kinds of meat. yio pains will be spared to keep up its reputation as a first class market in every respect. Cleanliness; choice meats, good weight, fair prices. All we ask is a trial. K. S. HORNING, Proprietor. A. II. McMiLLEN, Manager. L. P. JENSEN, Cutter and Tender. "Good Times." This high-bred Clydesdale stallion shows a first-class pedigree, and is as fine as any ever brought into Freeborn county. Color, dark bay; weight lie will be at the National House barn Mondays. Farmers should be sure and see him. Terms on account of our jetting him so late in the season. Other dates will be given in the STAND- ARD next week. J. P. FOSSOM Co. Wait For the Wagon Until June 1st; then we will give away a nice express wagon to some one of our customers. Two good organs cheap. Cook stoves, sewing machines, and all kinds of second hand furniture at big bargains. We are headquarters for all kinds of useful every-day arti- cles, also keep all kinds of sewing ma- chine needles and oil. With every purchase of SI or more we give you a chance to win a prize. Call in. A. II. SQUIEU. KING'S; Combination Optometer! The latest and most practical Instrument for the purpose ol TESTING THE EYES. Frequently one eye Is found to be iiear-slglittsi, while the othei may be Jar-slKlited. The Im- portance of nttlnf; each eye separately will be readily understood. This OPTOIVIETEIt Is 30 arranged that the exact focus of lens required for each eye can be ascertained Without Guess-Work, Or confusing the sight, by experimenting with different glasses, as is usually the custom. Do not mil to have your eyes tested with this Instrument, whether you are wearing glasses or not. This In- strument Is now in use by us. No Charge For Examination, Ann in connection with it we keep a large mentofthe FINEST SPECTACLES That are made. Clocks, Watches, Jewelry A splendid stock for Use or for Birthday, Wedding and other Presents. Repairing warranted BESSESEN STEEN. J. F. JOHNSON. P. F. PETERSON JOHNSON PETERSON, FURNITURE UNDERTAKING! ----A FINE LINE OF---- Parlor and Chamber Sets, R-A-TTAJV aiicl REED CHAIRS, Extra Fine, New Styles, Ladies'Writing Desks, CURTAINS and FIXTURES. We put up Curtains for our Customers. A full line of aiicl Embalming given prompt attention. Night calls answered up stairs over Walter Thompson'! toot and shoe store. .JOtllSTSOIV PETERSOIV. ISTew in SPRING GOODS -NOW AT- J. W. SMITH'S, The Leader in Dry Goods. French and Domestic Satteens, beautiful in design and finish, just the thing for early Spring wear. Toile Dn Nords, Seersuckers. Choice Ginghams in great variety. White Goods in Check and Stripes, Financings, limbroidenes, Black Silk Flouncings iu Spanish and Chantilla at 81.00, 81.25, 81.50. 81.75, S2.00, S2.50 and 83.00. Just in, a large assortment of Ladies' and Children's Hoseries. The goods are Guaranteed Absolutely Fast Black, And Stainless. Xo humbug. Goods taken back if not as represented. A. Job Lot ofjbeautiful Ribbons on sale this week. Prices low. ?orsets, Kuchings, Laces, Linen Collars and Cuffs, in large assortments. I am making low prices on all Woolen Goods, to close out and make room for my Spring Stock. One thousand yards of new Carpets just in. Buy now before the advance. Yours for Good Goods and Low Prices, J. W. SMITH. Agent for Butterick Patterns. EDWARDS, Madson Christenson, liriOjl, Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing, and Plow Work. The making am'. Uepalrlng ol Well Tools a Specially. Shop opposite Enterprise Offlw. 'SPAPERf   

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