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   Freeborn County Standard, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1889, Albert Lea, Minnesota                               Enterprise VOL. XXXII. ALBERT LEA, MINN., JUNE 20, 1889. 'NO. 25. MOREY E. STERN, Proprietor of the Reliable and Far-famed Boston One PriceClothing Store! Makes a few truthful Statements for the Benefit of the Clothing Purchasers of Albert Lea and Vicinity. COR the Summer Season of 889 you will iind our Extensive Establishment filled to its utmost capacity with all that goes to make up the Stock of a HIGH GRADE CLOTHING HOUSE. Our Goods are of lirst quality, our Prices consistent with the Goods. This is a condition which every sensible person is bound to appreciate. In Hie various deparlnifeiiH u[ unr Store dp- Q 1 witi'ilJNMhesP nf raiment ut- an' 1 CD' Youths' Clothing, Boys' Clothing, Reliable Goods, Proper Prices. iiKevprylhim-lltal and rHIablr j an aisfiititifiit u( HH  make a specilic enumeration of the manv goods, he- es Clothing In the strict sense at the term, we carry In stock. Suffice it to say that we can supply your every want: we can humor >our eccentricities, encourage your conceits. satisfy your fastidiousness. The Big Boston One Price Clothing Store! THK Ij Mail Orders given Prompt Attention. Rules for Self-Measurement Sent on Application. J. F. JOHNSON. P. F. PETERSON JOHNSON PETERSON, FURNITURE! UNDERTAKING! FINK LINK Parlor and Chamber Sets, RATrrA.lV and RKKD CHAIRS, Extra Fine, New Styles, Ladies'Writing Desks, CURTAINS and FIXTURES. We put up Curtains for our Customers. A full line of Embalming given prompt attention. Night calls answered np stairs over Waller Thompson's hoot and shoe store. .TOTI1VSOIV THE YEAR 'ROUND We continue our Steady Trade, and at all Seasons make the People by making tlieir feet Com- fortable. Everybody knows that pinched, cold or hot feet makes people miserable. This we avoid by fur- nishing Men, Women and Children with Boots and Shoes that Fit. A Perfect Fit gives Comfort, We are com- fort-makers. We can save you from hot, tired, aching feet in Summer and are always glad to do it, even if we do not make a cent. Call and "we will tell you all about it. NELSON SORENSON, Dealers in Comfort-Giving Boots and Shoes, Broad- way, Albert Lea, Minn., United States of America. THE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL. Interesting Commencement Kxer- Remarkably Sucreugful Meliool--- Prof. Hweuson'M Admirable Teachers, -VewJtoomn and Progpcets for the Coming Year. The first commencement exercises of the Lutheran High School were held in the building of the Norwegian Luther- an church society hist Thursday even- ing, and with the exception of the non- attendance of Mrs. Rev. Nelson, caused hy illness, the program given in the STANDARD hist week was followed. The address of Rev. Mr. Torgerson was able, eloquent and interesting, and Rev. Mr. Ylvisaker's lecture was char- acteristically bright, thoughtful and entertaining. Prof. Swenson gave a very interesting account of the work and prospects of the school which was received with unanimous sentiments of approval; the musical feature was excellent; there was an audience that occupied the floor and gallery of the church, and altogether the affair was full of interest and profit. A meeting of the board of trustees was held on Friday and a detailed (inancial report was submitted which showed that the institution has been remarkably prosperous. Indeed, it is rare that a like institution has been able to make the first yearsuch a show- ing of financial success, during the year there were 159 students and the income has paid all expenses, including salaries of teachers, piano, blackboards, and all other expenses and there is a surplus of 8100 in the treasury. That this is due in a large measure to the abilities, skill and deservedly fine repu- tation of Prof. Swenson is admitted by all. lie has been aided, it is true, very largely by the trustees and by other friends of the school, but Prof. Swen- son has been the soul of the school; he has given it character and insured it the bright prospects it now enjoys. The teachers employed for next year are, I'rof. Swenson, Miss Caroline Nygren, both reemployed, Prof. Henry Johnson of Sank Center, a graduate of the State University, L. Larson of Chicago, pro- fessor of music, a graduate of the Luth- eran College, Minneapolis, and one of the finest musicians in the Lutheran synod, lie is a superior cornet player, and will organize a brass band, a string band and a choir in the institution and will prove a valuable acquisition. The trustees decided not to make an effort to erect a school building this year, but a committee consisting of B. JI. Skaugand Rev. 0. II. Smeby was appointed to secure additional recita- tion rooms and rooms for boarding, and the Morin-Armstrong block may be secured for the purpose. Over 200 students are expected next year and it will be necessary to make provision for them. The Fall term will commence Sept. loth. As an indication of the benefit to the city of this school an estimate has been made of all expenditures on its account including tuition, rent, fuel, furniture, groceries and other supplies, and it foots up the handsome sum of And this, it should be remem- bered, is for but months, the time the school has actually been in session. This fact should be significant to the people of Albert Lea and should lead them to a fuller and more lively sense of its benefits and importance. A catalogue of the school will be is- sued in a few weeks containing all in- formation concerning it, copies of which will he extensively distributed. Highest cash prices paid for wool, eggs, and salted and unsalted butter, at J. II. Long's old stand. J. P. KLEMME. THE FIRST BEGULAK COMMENCE- MENT. Albert Lea College Confers a Degree Barely Interesting Program of Young Ladles Win High HonorH In the I'rCHenre of Large Audiences of Admiring Friends. We gave a partial account of the commencement exercises at the College last week, but were unable to include those of Wednesday evening and Thursday, which were especially inter- esting. The baccalaureate sermon was delivered by President Abbott Sunday afternoon and was one of his most able and eloquent efforts. Monday evening Rev. R. .1. Cresswell delivered an ad- dress entitled "The Bible, and IIow to Use It." Mr. Cresswell is a man of rare culture and pleasing address, and always has an original and entertain- ing way of presenting his ideas, and on this occasion was especially felicitous. Tuesday evening was employed by the elocutionary class and they gave an entertainment which was not only of pleasing interest, but which also was highly creditable to Miss Oliver, their teacher, and themselves. The follow- ing is the list of subjects and students who rendered them: Burial March of Dundee................Class. AristarchusStudiesKlocutiou .MadgeCarothers. Isabel's Chilli.............5liv> Katharine Oliver. "Jerry and Jle" with fan drill movements. .Class. Paradise and the f'eri...... Madge Carothers. Twickenham Kerry.......Miss Margaret Oluer. Mammy's Li'l' Boy.......................Class. The Mouse Trap..........MM Katharine Olner. The Boat Kace..............Madge Carothers. "Wordless 1'oc by elasi 2-l.ove: 3-Gnef; '.-Anger; C-fride: 7-Jealousy, S-Devotlon; a-Kirewell. The "Wednesday evening's entertain- ment was both literary and musical. The program was as follows: Op. IS.....Miss Briggs, Grace 1'erknis. College History..............Anna Godley. rtano-Les Ciochettes du Coineiit.. Lottie Oliver. Teachers at Athens, Mary Hijsgins. de Marionette JeanieVande- grlft, Alice Hlbbs College Prophecy............. Anna Invin. Cheri Mary Vincent. Social Organism f'omia Abbott. Op. CC Grace Perkins. Presentation of Mementos. Misses Godley, Higgins. Irwin and Abbott certainly surprised their audi- tors with the learning, originality, sense and wit of tlieir efforts. They displayed study, research, rare good humor, and in many respects, real genius, and demonstrated the thoroiiglmess of the work and training. The presentation of mementos was a serio-comical feat- ure that was entirely new in the Col- lege and it "captured the house." The musical selections were very creditable and evidenced the gifts of the perform- ers as well as the faithful, skillful and painstaking efforts of Miss Briggs, their teacher. THE GRADUATION PROGRAM was rendered in the assembly room, which was profusely decorated with national ilags and emblems. The class motto, '-Pro Veritate'' was dis- played over the platform. Seated thereon were President Abbott, the faculty, the trustees, arid the students who were to participate in the exer- cises, charmingly arrayed in regulation white dresses. After an invocation and a pious se- lection by Misses Hortense Kobbins and Dora Cresswell, Rev. D. J. Burrill of Minneapolis delivered the stated ad- dress. He said: '-Be good, sweet maids, and let him who will be clever." He impressed upon) them the impor- tance of education, of its refining, en- nobling results, yet argued that, after all, "the large place is the first and the and that it should be their highest ambition and their highest resolve and effort in acquiring an education to fit themselves for the homes which in the future they will be called upon to fill. "With graduation school has only just edu- cation is chielly a sharpening of the wits." The time will come, he said, when girls will fill places of wives and mothers. They u ill then realize how great a world this is and how great a field they must occupy. The familiar tale of the chest and the lost maiden is happening every graduate and retire, are shut in at home, incapa- ble of employing their education, wits or graces. Girls should be useful and blessings at home and in society. Beauty is not enough. It is too true nowadays that boys are educated and girls are accomplished. Girls should master anything that boys can do. There is a place in society for girls who appreciate their womanhood. They should enter active life and society to make men's and women's lives sweet- er, purer and wiser every day. Women should be able to earn an honest liveli- independent if need be. There is always a cry for help and there is always room for helpers. The address abounded in sparkling gems of thought, telling illustrations and perfect diction, and was appreci- ated as one of the finest intellectual feasts ever spread in Albert Lea. A piano solo from Bethoven was de- liciously rendered by Miss Briggs and Miss Gracie Perkins, when Miss Mary C. Farnsworth, the first graduate of Albert Lea College, was announced. With entire self possession and charm- ing manner she advanced and deliv- ered her essay, "The Temple of Eng- lish Liberty." It was a diflicult topic, and it required complete and correct knowledge of English history to do it justice, but it was the unanimous judg- ment of her hearers that she discussed it with entire familiarity, with ability, thoughtfulness, eloquence and truth. She handled it in a manner which would have done credit to a much older head and a maturer scholar, and gained for hersell and the college de- served honor as the lirst graduate. Miss Jennie Snyder skillfully ren- dered "The Last Hope" from Gott- schalk, on the piano, and President Abbott, with impressive words, part of which were in Latin, presented Miss Fanisworth her diploma and with it conferred upon her in the name of the trustees the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Misses Underwood. Morgan and Rob- bins sang congratulatory remarks were made by Rev. Dr. Hihel- daffer, and the notable event closed with a benediction. Be Snre to Head Carefully. The Pioneer Meat M.vrket has come to the front again fully stocked up with the choicest of all kinds of meat. No pains will he 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. 1C. S. HORNING, Proprietor. A. H. McMiLLEN, Manager. L. P. JENSEN, Cutter and Tender. ALBERT LEA COLLEGE. Annual Meeting of the Sew Principal See- tion of the Second Building to be of Officers and Routine Iluginefm. The annual meeting of the board of trustees of Albert Lea College was held in the parlor of the building Mon- day June 10th, the following members being present: President R. B.Abbott, Jas. K. Hall, G. II. Haven, D. L. Kiehle, II. D. Brown, J. G. Kiheldaffer, M. G. Willard, A. C. AVedge, and Secretary D. G. Parker. After the reading and approval of the minutes of the two last meetings, II. IX Brown, treasurer, made his annual report which was ac- cepted and referred to the auditing committee. As a committee on the employment of Hev. Mr. Cresswell, financial agent, Mr. Brown made his report which was accepted. Mr. Cress- well is not continued in the position for fjie ensuing year. The auditing committee was authorized to file its report with the secretary after ad- journment. President Abbott submit- ted his report and it was formally ac- cepted. The following resolution offered by Prof. Kiehle was adopted: Resolved, that unless the teachers under en- gagement with this board give notice to the con- trary at least 30 days before the close of the school year, it ill be understood that they are candidates for reflection at the same salaries as last year. The faculty having reported that Miss Mary C. Farnsworth had com- pleted her college course and sustained a creditable examination in all the stu- dies; accompanying such report with a recommendation that the degree of Bachelor of Arts be conferred upon her, it was resolved, that the president be authorized and directed to confer said degree upon her. The resignation of Miss Martha Harger as principal was thereupon pre- sented and accepted. Directors were then elected as fol- lows: H. D. Brown, M. G. Willard and A. C. Wedge for three years; and Geo. D. Dayton of Worthingtou, Minn., was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of E. S. Prentice from the state. Miss Harger having been invited to a conference with the board submitted an able report concerning the work, sanitary and general condition of the institution for which she was awarded a unanimous vote of thanks. At the afternoon session the follow- ing teachers for the ensuing year were elected: Miss Ella Young of Tennes- see, principal, salary 8600; Miss Kate I. Hutchinson, ancient languages and literature S400; Miss F. B. Maxwell, modern languages and literature S400; Miss Helen E. Briggs, music, and 50 per cent of the proceeds of her de- partment above The employ- ment of other teachers was left to the executive committee. On motion of Mr. Hiheldaffer the executive commit- tee was appointed to look after and keep the college building in perfect sanitary condition and they are to be held responsible therefor. The com- mittee now is composed of President Abbott, D. G. Parker, D. L. Kiehle and II. D. Brown. Miss Buckley was offered the posi- tion of matron at a salary of 835 per month for ten months. Messrs. Hall and Kiehle were appointed a commit- tee to define the duties of principal and matron and the relations of one to the other. The following officers were elected: R. B. Abbott, president; Robert Chris- tie, vice president; D. G. tary, and H. D. Brown, treasurer. Prof. Kiehle was appointed to draft resolu- tions of confidence and regret on the resignation of Miss Harger. On motion of Mr. Brown, the follow- ing resolution was adopted: Resolved, that the president and secretary be authorized to negotiate and make a loan for the college of an amount not exceeding Slo.ooo for such length of time as they may deem proper not to exceed ten years, at such rate of interest as they may agree upon, and for such purpose they are authorized to sign notes or bonds and to execute a mortgage to secure the same. That if a loan is obtained the proceeds shall be applied, Brst, in cancelling the present mortgage; second, to pay clains agiuost and to complete the section of the new building now in processor erection; third, to apply on other indebtedness. Messrs. Abbott, Kiehle and Hall were appointed a committee to represent the needs of the institution at the next meeting of the synod of the Presbyte- rian church and to ask the synod to constitute each member thereof a local agent, and to ask that such agents be urged by the resolution to urge the im- portance of helping and patronizing the college. The executive committee was directed to prepare the report of the college to be submitted to the synod, and they are to solicit allowances from the board of aid to colleges. It was ordered that the publication of the catalogue be withheld hereafter until after the annual meeting of the trustees, and that in the meantime the executive committee is to prepare a draft for submission to said meeting of such amendments as may be deemed proper. The building committee was in- structed to finish the new section and to prepare it for use for the Fall term even if a temporary loan is required therefor. The new principal, Miss Ella Young, who is at Rome, Georgia, at present, is a graduate of a school at Steubenville, Ohio, and afterwards of the Female College at Washington, Penn. For several years she has been the princi- pal of a very successful Presbyterian school at Rodgersville, Tennessee, and is recommended by those who know her and her antecedents well, as emi nently qualified for the important posi- tion to which she has been called, and the friends of the institution have reason to congratulate themselves that she has been chosen. Arc You Good at Gnessing. If so call at the Second Hand Store and we will show you how to win a nice prize on the 4th of July. We also have some bargains in furniture, both new and second hand. Do you cele- brate? We are headquarters for fire- works. We are not selling out at cost, but most of the goods you buy from us will cost you less money than else- where. See our 5 and 10 cent counter. You can guess on the jar of candy with every purchase of 81.00 or more. Two or three prizes will be given away the 3d of July. A. II. SQUIER. lincklen's Arnica Strive. The best salve In the world for cuts, braises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, lever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect satis- faction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents. For sale by Wedge Barlow. THE McCORMICK IN XERCII ABLE Is now set up and ready for Inspection. Come and see It. Use Twine when Twine is Cheapest! Use Wire when Twine is Dearest! BY MEANS of the Improved and Tested Springs, tlie Aprons are always tight, but never too tight. Al rollers rim in metal bushings, true and noiseless; there are removable Babbitt bushings in all boxes The Square Steel Pipe Frame Is the LIGHTEST and STRONGEST made and is the only Steel Frame that will not twist. The Sickle Is driven from the end by means of a hteel Sway-bar, giving a ateady and powerful stroke. Having a very high main wheel with low elevators, a steep deck and patented table trip, it is Impossible to Clog the .McCormick. Can be raised very hign or letdown very low; itcan be tilted soas to pick upaiiy grain; it is well bal- THE LIGHTEST, THE SIMPLEST, THE STRONGEST, And the BEST, any boy can run it. Only seven pieces In the Binder-head. They can't eet out of order. No knife arm, no string linger, no bolts and rollers to get loose, la always ready for work, early or late. To Save Your Horses, To Save Your Crops, To Save Your A large supply of Extras and the best grades of Twine and Wire on hand, for sale at low rates. THE McCormick Steel Mowers! Tic Ligttest ant tie Strongest, the Best anil tie Clearest, Wide Tracks, Higii Wheels. Hickory Pitmans, Brass and Babbitt Boxes. Universal Joints, and nothing to get loose. PATENT SPKISOS to carry the weight ol the bar, making It raise easily, and run light. The smooth bar with our Patent Automatic Self-cleaning Guards, Steel Plates and new style Sickle, make them proof against Clogging. A pony team can draw them and a child can operate them. The keenest cutters on earth, tiie BEST IN THE WORLD. They have NO RIVALS. To Save Time, To Save "Vain Regrets, To Save Running- to Town, BUY THE MCCOEMICK! my exclusive attention to McCormick business, and keeping my men and teams the VJ year through, I am enabled to promptly attend to all calls with experienced men, and not cause you to wait and be delayed by Ignorant experts, or from not having JJttras on hand. I will be pleased to have all farmers call on me: I will accord fair treatment and quote one price to all. General and Local Agent, Albert Lea, Minn. You May Be Ever so Good But you cannot be happy if your Feet feel bad. To avoid this, buy solid, durable, easy-fitting BOOTS OR SHOES! We keep them, and we have the kinds for the Farmer and his "Wife, his Boys and his Girls. Keep Kouei IMs that are Komct ail Mortal! We also keep a Large Assortment of FINE, STYLISH SHOES, Such as very Genteel Ladies, Lovely Maids, and Gentle- men of will want. All kinds suitable to the Season and sold at Prices that will be sure to please. WKTJM Successors to C. C. Dwight. 3STovelties in SPRING GOODS, NOW ARRIVIXO AX- 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 Du Nords, Seersuckers. Choice Ginghams in great variety. White Goods in Check and Stripes, Flmnirings. Embroideries, Black Silk Flouncmgs iu Spanish and Chantilla at Sl.OO, S1.25, 81.50, 81.75, S2.00, 82.50 and 83.00. Just in, a large assortment of Ladies' and Children's Hoseries. The goods are Guaranteed Absolutely Fast Black, And Stainless. No humbug. Goods taken back if not as represented. A Job Lot of ibeantif ul Ribbons on sale this week. Prices low. Corsets, 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. iWSPAPERI   

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