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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - March 23, 1898, Albert Lea, Minnesota ALL THE BEST- People Read The standard. VOL. KstabUsntsrt 1867. f ALL THE BEST- News in Standard. A Fl A.LBEKT LEA MINN., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1898 I -Should buy his Clothing of S. Strauss For the reason that nowhere elbe can I be suited as well, no- where else can I depend as well on quality, nowhere else can I get the style and fit, and IVowhere Oan I Buy as Oheap. A clear and indisputable demonstration of the above fact we introduce here by offering 200 BOY'S SUITS 200 running in sizes from 8 to 14, an All- Wool Worsted of Im- ported clay, a dark genteel mixture of gray, made double breasted and made well, for A SUIT. Strauss' ever ready spot cash got a snap judgment on the fi- nancially hard-up manufacturer of these suits, and Strauss' ever ready spot cash will be yours for the asking if you can find above suit or anything like it in value for less than Four Dollars elsewhere. Watch our lay out of Men's All Wool Suits for YOURS ALWAYS, Boots, Shoes and Rubbers. We can supply you with anything you want in the line of Footwear for Spring, Siammer 'Winter, Prices Always the Lowest, and One Price to All. T. P. JENSEN. LAWYER.-OFR1CE OVKR THE FIRST National Bank, Albert Lea. Minnesota. 22 r AWYBK. A. U. MAVLAND. OFFICE IN HEWITT BUILD- J_J lur. Cor. Broadway ft William Sts.. Albert Lea, Minn.______________24tf HCNHVA. MOHOAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. COUNTY ATTOR- nev. OJBee in OolDrttidMHi Block. Broad- way. Minn.____________________ W. E. TODD. MCNRV CARLSON. TODD CAM.MMI. T A Wi In Opera House Block. JLj Air.cn Lea. Mlno. ___________ CHURCH LW, HEAL KSIATE, LOANS. INSUR- auce auti Collections. Office Iff old Opera House Albeit Lea. Mlou. Sine R. ft. FARNSWORTH. A TTORNBY AT LAW. PRACTICES IH ALL Xx tbe courts. Careful attention given to com- mercial and otber collections. Offlce In Wedge Barlow Co., Block. Booms 1 and 2. Albeit Lea, MJna. i. M. TODD, M. D. AND BUBGEON. OFFICE _ In rear of Brlccs'Drag Store; boepltal Fountain street, Albert Lea. DM. C. BLAin. FOftHBIt mKteneeJW Smltb, Foun- street. Albert Lea. Minn, any CARL M. WMONSON. T. QBADVATB CIN- C1NNATI Dental College front rooms, second floor, 'over Bulow's drug More. Albert Let, Minnesota. '7tl H. A. MINE. ARCHITECT AMD BUILDKB. FLANS drawn and contracts token (or all IB city and eoutry. Albert Lea. _______ ISyl W. C. MCHRILL. OFFIOEIN MEW LJ opera house block, rooms a Albert Lea. Minn. I A LIBRARY LANDMARK. The Year-Old Association Is Splendid- ly Entertained by Its Accomplished President, and Eloquence and Wit Enliven the Rich Banquet Board- Progress ot the Work Explained and Congratulations are Exchanged Over the Bright Auspices. A significant event in connection with the progress of the Albert Lea library association, which occurred tbe. evening of the 14th in St., as a matter of interest and record de- serves more note than the STANDARD was able to give it last week. It was the reception and banquet extended by Mrs. O. N. president of the association, at her spacious home in The Park 10 the other lady members of tbe board and to a few others wbo had taken a special interest in its work, altogether to the number of thirty. After social greetings the doors of tbe dining ball were thrown open and the guests were seated at tbe bounteous board. The table was hand- somely decorated with carnations and smilax and presented a rarely inviting picture. Misses Clara and Vera Olberg, Zada and Joy McMillen, Lottie Ellick- son and Helen fiatchelder charmingly served the table and the discussion of the delicious feast was long prolonged. Tnen followed a program of toasts and responses, W. S. Krebu, with pleasing eloquence and wit, officiating as toast- master. Mrs. W. S. Krebs responded to "Library Work of the Past Year." She aaid: A retrospective glance at any work, basinets. or of life. Is satuilaetorjr onljr when It hasoeen marked with snoeess. Bow Is It wltb our li- brary? A lltt'e over a year ago a meeting was called to oritmaiie a library association. We lound ourselTes a library association wltbout Nine-Tenths of WorK Repairing After some Gun Repairer, Bicycle Repairer, or Sew- ing Machine Repairer, has spoiled them. In other words, it is a positive fact, that if there were not so many poor repairers I would have to saw wood for a living. a library, without a book, or a penny to buy one, bat we had a loom ana an abundance of room lor work; so acting on tbe principle of tbe proverb, "We can who tblnk we can." We bave tbe following results We have received from different sources In money 53. Our first fund was f 16 from an old library fund The rest of the amount bus been from membership fees, entertainments and donations. We now have 548 carefully selected volumes, besides valuable pamphlets, patent, office reports, a fine set of cyclopaedia and a dictionary given by tbe travel class. The librarian reports books taken out by tbose holding tickets and by tbose paying 5 cents a week for the privilege. Much credit Is due our president and all connected with tbe work for tbelr enthusi- astic Interest and tbe iplrlt of harmony tbat has prevailed, so It Is wltb satisfaction tbat we stand at this point of view and look back on tbe year's work and see success and not failure written over it. D. R. P. Bibbs' theme was "Eecollec- tiona of Former Libraries." Ue gave an account of tbe first attempt in Al- bert Lea to found a library, the articles of incorporation for which were filed March Tbe in corporators were Frank Hall, Samuel Eaton, Cbas. Kit- telson, D. G. Parker, J. H. Parker, J. Smith, S. fiatchelder, T. G. Jobns- rud, 0. W. Ballard, Augustus .Arm- strong, C. W. Levens. A. M. Tyrer, H. D. Brown and F. B. Fobea. Tbe officers were, Frank Hall, president; S. Batch- elder, vice president; D. B. P. Hibbs, secretary; J. H. Parker, director. Pleas- ant rooms for this library were fitted up over the present post office and af- ter about a year when interest lapsed and tbe library was closed the financial account showed the receipt of and disbursements of 8450.88, leaving a balance of 815.31, which on the orga- nization of the present association was turned over to its treasurer. Among the valuable bopks secured were 108 volumes of the rebellion records, which with others of the total number of 176 volumes were by resolution turned over by librarian J. C. Ailing to the Store Closed Friday. Sale Opens Saturday, March 26, No sooner Doomed LET ALL THE WORLD KNOW IT. s MOEBY E. STERN, Proprietor. GOING TO HAVE ALBEBT LEA FOREVIR MAY Selling Worth and Childen's Fine Clothing, Hats, Caps, and Gents'Furnishing, Trunks, and Valises, at the Greatest Sacrifice Sale that ever took place in the United States The Great Store that has been the leading establishment of Southern Minnesota for over ten years will be a thing of the past on and after May i, 1898. Read the Lowest Prices on Earth. The Goods Must and Will foe Sold, Let the Loss be What it Will. Men's Suits. 90c Takes choice of a big lot of Men's Suits, worth and Just think, a full suit of Men's Clothes for 90 cents. For choice of hundreds of good, light and dark colored Suits, sack or frock and f 10. We mean business. blue> brown> double and single breast, sack and frock Suits, tailor-made, at about the cost of the sewing, worth and the best m town at that price; be quick, they will go fast. Takes first pick of over 300 fine, all wool Suits. Same of our ele- gant and Suits; all styles and colors. Takes choice of hundreds of our Sao and Suits, Prince Albert, sack or fi ock styles. Suits good enough for a king. Get one, don't wait. Furnishings. 4C a pair for black or tan xoc Seeks. 4C for fancy border Linen Handkerchiefs. I5c for a lot of Underdrawers. roc for choice of a cotton 35c Sweater. 190 for choice of a big lot SQC fancy Shirts. Boys' Suits. 4 to 16 Years. For choice of a hundred and Suits. Beats the world. For Picks of hundreds of elegant and Suits. Takes choice of three big piles of and Suits. Takes away the one c'loice of our elegant made Suits. J. For 2S dozen 35 and 50 cents Caps. choice of SO doz. Soft Hats, black, IW v brown and light colors. Was f i. 89C choice of SPrinS Stiff or Fedora Hats, all colors. Worth For choice of black, brown and light shade, soft or stiff Hats. Was RQ Dunlap, Knox or Youman, in Derby styles, or Stetson shapes in Fedora. hats. To be sold at once, let the Loss be what it will. All Trunks h I I Valises, Mackintosh Coats, Underwear, Shirts, Gloves, Socks, L. Neckwear, Men's and Boys' Pants, Etc, .All Fixtures for Sale. ity school board to be forever kept for he free use of the people ot Al bert Lea. 'he rebellion records and a few other olumes that were left have now come nto the possession ot the present as- ociation. Mr. Hibbs related many in- erestmg incidents, among others this omcidence: The year of the existence f the Brst library in Albert Lea was he first year ot no-license, neither asting longer. Tbe preseiii library ssociation was organized about the ime of the second adoption of no- icense a year ago, and has since flour- shed; but whatever may be the result s to the license question, gives assur- nce of becoming permanent. Dr. Blackmer entertainingly dis- ussed "Impressions of the Patrons of he R. S. Clements hand- omely treated "The Ladies of the Library Board" in well-chosen words, when Mrs. C. E. Brainard responded o "Prophesy ot the which was rich in imagination and lively with ersonal reference. Senator Knatvold oncluded the program with a thought- ul and humorous disquisition on "Im- mediate Prospects ot the Library." ocial amenities followed, and extend- ng hearty congratulations to the hos- ess on the success of the gracious and rofltable event, the guests at a late our dispersed, all being imbued with ncreasrd fealty and earnestness in the ause of the association which had been o fittingly celebrated. Something New! Commencing on January 1, '98 until urther notice, all babies having a ozen nice cabinet photos taken will e presented, free of charge, a Beauti- ul Babies' Album. All mothers are nvited to call and see the albums. J. A. FULLER. "Ice Cream" and "Mint Julep" Con- tinue to get Mixed up. To the Standard My friend "Mint Julep" comes back ai me with a sober article on the San- day law in which he states that the only places of business which should beallowed to remain open on Sunday are post offices, h very-stables and drug- stores. This last one 13 perfectly in ac- cord with his side's view of things Of course, the drug-stores should be open on Sunday and also likely the blind-pigs, and there should be a kind and easy going doctor handy ro furnish prescriptions to needy wayfarers who are not on to the game, at the rate of fifty cents a -prescript." But if any wicked clothing, dry-goods, grocery merchant or cigar dealer should be au- dacious enough to open his place of business long enough to sell a clean pair of socka, a loaf of bread or any other such unnecessary luxury he should be dealt with to the full extent of the law. Mint Julep" is much more moderate tban.tbe framer of the "Blue Laws." The open door of the saloon is a thousand limes worse than the back alley doggery, forty-rod whiskey or the quiet and secluded club-room where uundreds of young men have tasted their first glass of liquor during the past two years! Ueceivlng license money from saloons is a hundred times worse than spanding the same amount of money ma futile effort blmd-piggera and boot-leggers! How- ever, strange as it may seem, the good people of this town, appear to have had their fill of this state of affairs and will say so in a decisive and emphatic man- ner, April fifth. Until then, good by oh fragrant "Mint Julep." ICE CREAM, Beneficent Advantages of the B. L. Association. The semi-annual report of the Albert Lea building and loan association which was published in the STANDARD last week, shows it to be in a remark- ably sound condition. Tbe in- unearned premiums amount to and are based on first- class, first mortgage security. Series D, to the amonnt of has matured and 13 now being paid off and satisfied as fast as the stock is presented, and "E" will mature if not Aug. i, very soon thereafter. The as- sociation is now offering to loan money on more favorable terms than it can elsewhere be obtained, the rate of in- terest being low and the provision for monthly payments is a special advan- tage to those of limited means who desire to build or buy homes. Secre- tary Briggs or either of the directors will be pleased to explain the plan to to any needing a loan. Lac qui Parle coun- BetterThan produced fcrinnrliL-o 000bushels of wheat rviuiiume. last year, more than any other county in the state; it has seven creameries and more are being built; its lands today that are selling at 88 to an acre are worth as much as any in Freeborn county. They are great bargains either to live on or for investment at present prices. We control a list of about 20 quarters, unimproved and improved farms, Tmd shall sell every one of them this spring. Call if you want a sure bargain. Low railroad fare to go and DAY, STANDARD office IN Jackets; Capes, Suits, Skirts, and Waists. Every- thing Right Up To Date. BANNER BRANO Remirkable Offerings in the New Spring DRESS GOODS and SILKS. SEED DEPT. FARMERS! If you want the best, extra recleaned Grass Seeds, "Nelson Bros" are Headquarters. All kinds of Clover, Timothy, Blue Grass, Red Top, Millet, Orchard, Lawn Grass, Etc. Also all kinds of Garden Seeds. Yours for Good Goos and Low Prices. TriEO. E. SCHLEUDER, Jeweler and Optician. A FULL LINE OF THESE GOODS ALWAYS IN STOCK Watches, (Ms, Jewelry, Sterling Silver Sjoons, Sterling Sifter Mettles, American Cat Hie China, Boob, Lamps, Dolls, Sifter Sowenir Spoons Toys and Games. Your Patronage Solicited, It's Our Sole Aim ----TO KEEP AND ALSO SELL CLEAN, fpBSH, f PURE, We believe that every one of our customers will bear us out in this statement. We also carry a complete line of........ Orookiery. ROSS COMSTOCK. F 'or Of DetcrlptlOD, Con- sult Frank Bnfet. Hare bad Tblrtr Yean' Experi- ence In all tba large binde- ries ot this country, and can guarantee mjr work. Frank Bindery on Wlllliun St. Over SfaoMon ft Wbltcomb's. Doctor Nissen ALBERT LEA, MINX.. Hat Hi. Mm-------------- Private Hospital Hakes specialty of SCBGSBY and DISEASES OF THE EYE.
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