Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard, August 3, 1898

Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard

August 03, 1898

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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - August 3, 1898, Albert Lea, Minnesota PEOPLE PREFER The STANDARD HM Them. ADVERTISERS WANT A CIRCULATION VOL. XH.-KO.31. Established 1807. f ALBEKT LEA MINN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST For Humanity's WE MAT HAVE TO PUT GARCIA IN A STRAIGHT-JACKET AND MUZZLE EVERT INSURGENT. "FOR HUMANITT'S SAKE ONLT? ARE WE SELLING Harvesting Gloves For a Pair, They are made of SOUND LEATHER, Neither Buckskin nor Calf, But "SHEEP" for the Price. IS GETTING RE ADT FOR A BIG FALL BUSINESS, AND IS MAKING AR- NGEMENTS FOR A LINE OF CLOTHING WHICH WILL BE ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT FROM THE Line of Clothing for -which Tour Best TAILOR will lake his hat of and say "I SURRENDER" Clothing good enough Jor any good AHERICAN CITIZEN, Which Naturally Means Good Enough Jor a King'; We Consider the Former in Every Respect Better Than a King. More Particulars Later. TOURS ALWATS, A Large Contract on Hand, The Shoe Dealer has who undertakes to furnish a sho e equal to our Fine Vici Kid, in Black, Tan or Russet, at the prices that we are selling them at. The PAR EXCELLENCE for COMFORT, WEAR and STYLE. The Plymouth Shoe Store, T. Jensen. JOHN A. LOVELY. LAWYER.-OFFICE OVER THE FIB8T National Bank, Albert Lea, Minnesota. 22 A. U. MAVLAND. r AWYBR. OFFICE IN HEWITT BUILD- J_J tor. Cor. Broadway ft William Albert Lea. Minn.____________________________Mil HENRY A. MORGAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. COUNTY ATTOR- MT. Offlea in Gulbraodson Block. Broad- way. AlbertLea. Minn. W. E. TOOD. HENHY CARLSON. TODO 4 CARLSON. LAWYBBS-Offlees In Open House Block. Albert Lea, Minn. R. ft. FARNSWORTH. A TTORNBY AT LA W. CITY ATTORNEY. -TV. Ottee, second floor, norto stale entrance Barlow Oroi Store Bonding. Albert Lea, Minn. J. M. TODO. M. D. AND 8UBQXOH. OFFICE to rear of BrtMt-Drug Store; boepltalon ntaU street. ilbe DR. C. a. BLAIR. OPTICIAN-OFFICE FOKMEB residence J.W. Smith. Foun- tain street, Albert Lea, Minn. Bm6 i DR. W. E. TOOO, W. R- TODD, PHYSICIAN AND 8XJR- ceoa. OOee orer Brlggt' drug store, east sMe of Broad war Residence, comer of Broad- and Water streeu. Telephone at H. A. PAINE.. BOHinOT AND BUILDER. PLANS .drawaaMl contracts taken for all elasees wert to dn and country. Albert Lea, w. c. MOIIIILL. omOBIN NEW U operaboueebloek.rooms9 Albert Lea. atSn. A. IV.ITI. MACHINERY. I Handle a Complete Line of all kinds, also Wagons, FINE CARRIAGES and BUQQIES. I sell nothing but good, reliable work, from first-class makers, and have but one price to all. You will be pleased. LaCROSSE aM J. I. CASE SDLKY anil GANG FLOWS, Are warranted to pull easy, draw straight and not saw your horses' off; they will satisfy where others fail. Prices are reasonable and terms to suit. Albert Lea, ninn. W. S. KREBS, No Shop Talk WE MEAN BUSINESS. WOMEN'S OXFORDS A T WOMEN-'S OXFORDS CUT TO We ha-ve AH Colors and Styles. HIGH SHOES FROM And Up in Tan and Black. A FINE LINE OF MENS BICTCLE SHOE SIN TAN and BLACK, A7 Thompson's. Excursion to Saratoga, N. Y. And return, via Nickel Plate road, ac- count Young People's Christian Union of United Presbyterian church. Tick- ets to be sold August 1 and 2, with re- turn limit of August 31, by depositing them with joint agent at Saratoga. Ex- cellent dining-car service, smooth road- bed and luxurious sleeping-cars. For full particulars, address J. Y. Calahan, general agent, 111 Adams St., Chicago. Van Bur en St. passenger station. Lands in Southern Minnesota. If you are looking for a home or want to make some money on the ad- vance of land now is the time to buy. We can sell you lands in southwestern Minnesota ranging 84 to per acre. GlLLBtrp GILBERT. Sade47out of a possible 50, but he shot the other day and only made 38 so it was probably a mistake. Lou ant I made 42 each, John and Alt both fel down, Alf 33 and John 38. We are go- ing out again Monday morning to try it again, and then they will take the best scores on the average. I hope J keep my score up because it will be an honor to be picked out of LOCO men or more to represent and maintain their good qualities. We will probably have a team shoot Tuesday or Wednesday with some other regiment. FLOYD WILLARD. ANXIOUS FOR THE ORDER "TO THE FRONT, MARCH V Our Surpassing Soldiers at Chickamauga Yet Held in Camp and are Restless and Anxious to Leave for Livlier Conditions are Improv ing and All are in Better Grist of Letters from Popular riembers of Albert Lea's Excelsior Company. Chickamauga Park, Georgia, July 23. the STANDARD: You will notice by the above date line that we are still here m the state of Georgia, where we have been since the 19th day of May, but the prospects are now that we will be here but a very short time, as Porto llico seems to be our destination next. Our quartermaster, John Lind, who is a candidate on the populist, democratic and silvei-republican ticket for gover- nor of Minnesota, said this afternoon that ws would move in about a week or ten days. From the fact that they are drilling us a little more now than heretofore makes me believe, too, that we are off for some Spanish territory before the month is out, although we have had no orders as yet. The major- ity ot the men in our regiment prefer going to Porto Kico now, as if they do not go with, this expedition, the chan- ces are that the next disposition made of the balance of our army would be to Havana. Ic is said that our first corps will move as soon as transportation can be secured. Four regiments went today and the others will follow them up as soon as arrangements can be made with lailway anu steamship com- panies. from what I can learn nearly all the ambulance wagons, some doctors and hospital Stewarts have been ordered to leave, oat of our division, so that the matter of moving commences to look more serious than at any other previ- ous time. From good authority 1 learn that the whole hrst army corps is in- cluded in this expedition. The army corps consists of nearly men and taking that large number, besides ar- tillery, cavalry, wagous, about horses and mules, to say nothing about all sorts of baggage and provisions to feed this army, it is no small task and it will take some time to accomplish it. Yesterday at 630 m the morning our regiment, together with eight others included m our division, were ordered out In light marching order, which in- cludes rilles, haversack, canteen, tin cup, wotilen and rubber blankets and shelter tent, and were given a march to Snodgrass Hill, a distance of four miles, and there passed in review be- fore our division commander, Gen. Sanger. As the regiments passed the reviewing stands, each of their bands discoursed music, adding much to the interest of the scenes. First in the march came the first brigade under Gen. Wiley, followed by the second un- der Gen. Waites, while Gen. Andrews, with the third brigade, brought up to the rear. The eyercises lasted forabout an hour and a half, and it was one of the greatest sights have witnessed in camp. Our company was the second one in the march, as we are the second company in the first battalion, iirst regiment of the first brigade of'the third division, so you see we are pretty well in front. The heat was intense, and during the review and on the long march quite a few were compelled to fall out of line, and the few who were entirely exhausted were picked up by ambulaucts which followed the hue of march. Wednesday I was on guard duty at division headquarteis, where I was de- tailed as othcer of the guard. While there I met men irom Xew York, Pennsylvania and Kentucky regiments and they were very interesting. The best of feeling exists between the boys of the northern and southern states, diid they enjoy associating with one another. Our rations have been pretty good fur a long time and as good as 1 ex- pected to h'nd it before going into the army. They consist of fresh meats one and sometimes two meals every day, all the soft bread we can eat, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, and about three times a week have real good soup with dumplings in it, and once a week we have potato salad; now and then have beans and If we get these same things on which to subsist when we get to Porto Bico we ought to feel happy and thanki ul. Men are now detailed to fllter all the water used for drinking purposes, and this will undoubtedly to some extent improve the health of the camp, as the water here is said to be impregnated with malarial germs. 1 learned today at the hospital that there have only been 18 deaths in our division, among 10.000 men, and this is a small per cent- age considering that all the men had a change of climate and water, and in nearly three months' time. AVe still have the usual amount of drill, except on Sundays, when we only have inspection of arms and quarters, and dress parade in the evening. Ser- vices now begin at 10 o'clock in the morning and then in the evening each Sunday, We are now supplied with a field organ and itreminds us more than ever ot our churches and services at home. The only thing we miss in the service is the non-attendance of ladies and tneir sweet voices in the church choir; but then we are getting used to that now and get along very well with only male voices. The fruits here are just getting ripe. This morning I had, a peach just plucked from an orchard and they are' ine, They are going to have a tremen- dous crop of fruit here this year, and regret that we cannot eat as much as we like of it, for the reason that we are forbidden to do so in order to pre- serve health and prevent sickness among the men. The physicians are taking every precaution to guard against men eating these fruits, and are using every effort to prevent it to be brought into camp. The check for 50 sent by the la- dies of the Norwegian lutheran church will be used principally in buying deli- cacies for the sick and those in the aospital. It was very welcome and will ye used to best advantage. S. OTIS S The STANDARD Has It. Camp Thomas, July They are organizing a team of sharnshooters to shoot in ti am shoots of the'different regiments. There are twelve men to be taken out of thia regiment, and I am sure to be one of them. There were twenty-eight token out on the range this morning to pick from, and they all fell down but a few. Lou Louis and I are the next to the highest score so they can't shut us out. One fellow f Camp Thomas, July the STANDARD: The constant pressure ot military routine prevents my being a more constant correspondent, but the STANDARD, which is a welcome week- ly visitor, reveals the fact that you are very well supplied with camp news. Besides, the conditions existing here at the present time are not such as I like to write about. The sickness in our regiment seems to be increasing rather than otherwise. The same may be said with reference to the 5th Penn encamped immediately north of us. No one seems to be abfe to account for these conditions, and when we consid- er that the-12th Minn, is constantly winning compliments with reference to the fine physique ot iU seems doubly strange we should be the vic- tims instead of weaker men. This morning I had 25 men on my sick report, that is one-fourth of my .company. Some suffering from minor ailments, of course, but others very sick. The surgeons evidently do all they can, but if they cannot do enough or have not the means to take care of the sick, then sufficient means should be supplied. I have now nine men in the hospital. At times the hospital is full, and when that condition exists I have to make the best arrangement possible in the company street for the care of men, A sick man cannot thrive on army rations, no matter what kind of a stomach he has. Last week I secured a leave of ab- sence for my quartermaster, prank Rogers, He took about 340 with him, and accompanied by Mrs. Edwards went to Chattanooga to purchase a'lot of supplies for our sick, consisting of crackers, wafers, cocoa, canned soup and such other articles as Mrs. E. might suggest. So that now, instead of trusting entirely to the hospital corps, we are running an institution of our own and caring for our.own bovs to the best of our ability. 1 believe one of the wisest things I ever did in my life was to appoint Prank Rogers my quartermaster. He is a God-send, and is so good-natured, that he is al- ways ready to help me in everything. I have read of the action of the board of county commissioners and have been notified of their kindness with reference to aiding company I. Their generosity strikes a yratetul chord in the heart of every one of us, and their kindness and readiness to assist us has done more to cheer and encourage us than anything else. We know their action reflects the sentiments ot the people of Preeborn county, and the boys of company I want these same people to be proud of them. Knowing the desires which prompted the gener- ous action of the board, I wish to say I shall not hesitate when occasion de- mands to draw on that fund for the comfort of the company. I wish also to take this opportunity to thank all our friends who through their kindness have generously contributed to our needs. We are all feeling somewhat encour- aged over the report that we are to go Porto Eico. If we could only move anywhere we would be satisfied and the excitement of moving would, I think, revive many of us. Mrs. E. is doing very nicely and at present enjoy- ing good health, except that it worries her very much to see so much sickness. The weather is anything but delight- ful, although the nights are quite en- durable. The work is very laborious, and were it not for the fact that I know it would worry my wife I would be sick myself. I have no time from a. m. till evening, but am kept con- stantly at work, and have a thousand things to do. 1 am chairman of two boards of survey and must set the time for meetings so as not to conflict with our regular routine; still I cannot com- plain, for my health remains excel- lent. Many of our sick have recovered but others have taken their places. It may be when each has served his turn that we will have no more illness. C. S. EDWAKDS. Camp Thomas, July the STANDARD: We are all feeling nicely at present, with the exception of eight of the boys who are in the hospital and about the same number assigned to quarters. Those that are in the hospi- tal are nowise dangerously ill except Geo. Briggs and at this writing he is improving. We all hope they will soon be out among the boys again. Last week was an exception with those on the sick list; company I has dropped off at least ten in the last few days and they seem to be in better spunk than before. We try and do the best we can with those who are sick, but it seems impossible to give them the care that they would get if at home, but the boys are all very patient and complain but little. We are having at mess soups of different varieties, wafer crackers, cocoa, tea and a tew other articles. Last Wednesday Mrs. Capt. Edwards and myself went to Chattanooga and purchased 827 worth of goods tor the sick. Saturday the government issued wa- ter filters to each company, so now the water is all filtered before drinking and it is surprising to see how clear it leaves it. All water is forbidden to be drank without boiling. We get all the fresh bread we can eat, in fact a great deal more. Each man is entitled to oae loaf per day and we hardly ever draw over seventy-five loaves per day. We get plenty of fresh beef and the boya seem to get tired of it. and occa- sionally we have the pork for a meal or so. Our first issue of new potatoes was given out last Friday, they were quite good but rather small. We also got quite a change in the line of 100 pounds of was issued by the government. It was devoured very quickly by the boys. Of course, this tood is all vary good for a man m good health, but a sick man cannot eat id So I think the bulk of the money that the good people ot Albert Lea and Preeborn county sends us will be spent m caring for the sick. Yesterday 1 received a check of S28.oO from Mrs. Chris. B. Jelstrup donated by the ladies of Eev. Smeby's church for the benefit of company I and we are all very thankful to them tor their kindness. Our first lieutenant has not been feeling well the past few davs but is about all right again, only missed a few drills. Harry Gillrup and Bob. Tweedy are all right again, also balsich Halvorsen is back again on duty. We have had considerable rain the last few days and it keeps the air cool The corn crop down here looks well but it 13 no farther ahead than in Minne- sota at this season of the year. Gram has been stacked the last three weeks or more, and the other day we could hear the old familiar sound of the threshing machine and it was certainly a treat to hear something to remind one of what will soon be going on at the country homes of Preeborn county. The threshing down here will be a small job, for it is a long distance be- tween settings. I doubt if you could Qnd a job of threshing in the state of Georgia like our neighbor's, Wm. Goek zke, has. They have a fine crop of peaches here and they are large. 1 have not seen a patch of potatoes over one- half acre large yet. It seems that the people here do not eat potatoes much ana they scarcely ever bake bread, only biscuits three times a day. I don't see what they feed their stock an in the winter, for I have not seen a good hav meadow yet. it is raining this afternoon and re- call has just sounded for no drill and the boys are not sorry at all, for they put in two good hours drilling this morning. 'f. F. KOOERS. Camp Thomas, July I bave jeen serving Uncle Sam, three months ;oday, or rather making the best at- tempt that the opportunity would al- ow to do so, and am free to confess it las been the longest three months of By life. And yet, the experience has been a revelation aud wonderful and valuable in many respects, and one which I certainly never expected it to be my lot to enjoy. It looks very much as though we would never be favored with a chance :o be called out of the country, and while we are all greatly disappointed and chagrined, especially when we con- sider the hard work we have done to it ourselves for efficient duty, perhaps t is for the best that we are not to be called into sterner service. There is yet, however, a remote possibility that ve may be sent to Bico, or pos- sibly later an to Cuba, or to some other point in this country, and it scarcely need be said that we earnestly long for a chance to show that we can do some- thing besides "pass in "for- ward guide or perform numer- ous other drill or display maneuvers. Gen. Sanger, our division commander s very confident that our regiment will be moved to some other point We now have a request on file with Gen. Wade, the present commander of this anny, for a change of our camp here to bnodgrass Hill, near Lytle, a much nore healthful and otherwise desirable ocation, and theie is a good prospect -hat it will be granted. The 1st South Carolina regiment left ast night for Jacksonville, where it will be under the command of Gen 1 itzhugh Lee, and its place in our bri- gade has been taken by the 12th JS'ew lork, the somewhat distinguished Bowery regiment. The South Carolina regiment is greatly lacking in profi- ciency in drill and other military re- quirements, but it is commanded by Jol. Tillman, a son of the senator, and ,hus may have had the advantage of a 'moving influence" that we do not possess. CARLYLE H. DAY. Kicks Against Their Dura Luck. We 'lowed as how we'd go to war Auri have a flglit with Spain. Arid kill some dura Spaniards That helped to sink the Maine. First they took us 'way up north, A place they called "Camp Kamsey." Theu away down south we went. Say, but that wuz mighty dandy. When we wiu hustled off the cars Amid the cheers aud smiles. Our hearts, they durn near busted For we had to march twelve miles. The boys kept up their courage They didn't make no roar; They thought of why they wuz marching Aud some, they wanted more. Soon we reached Camp Thomas Thoueht it wuz swell at first. Had a drink of colfee, And a few cold welnerwurst, We've been here now past two months Don't sea no cbanoe of ntovlue From this infected camp of ours. For peace they say Spain's sueing. If they'd give us half a chance (We'd eare not one To keeplthe record established here. By the brave twelfth Minnesota. Camp Thomas, July H. M. T. Budweiser beer for city and country rade can now be found at Adam Viegand's. 20 Do not be! sleepy______________ when awahe and awaKe whcrxo sle-cpy. Strengthen your nerve-sat build up your constitution witho a brew like AMERICAS BEST BOTTLE A glass before bed brings perfect rest and dmne-r makes Sold General by through- out John 6und Bnewinff Co Ua x.roiic.. Wiif Ole Knutaon, Jr., Agt., Albert Lea.' The Big Store, Albert Lea, Minn. GROCERIES. ist 3d 3d 4th 5th 6th We want to impress upon the 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 infer- ior imported sugar as some competitors do. Nelson Bros, are never undersold on equal grade of goods, but always ready to meet legitimate compe- tition and go one better. Courteous Treatment and prompt attention to custo- 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 Always to Please, Nelson Bros, Department Store. Trouble You, IN any way, is it not policy for you to ascertain the cause? Don't 1 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 eyes 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. BEST COFFEE FOR THE MONEY. ORIENTAL, 5th AVENUE, SUNRISE. Be Sure and Call for One of these Special D. HURD 50NS. Who KciHoiel Saw Etyes 01 Not any customers of Thompson's Steam Laundry you may be sure. Our new, machine for smoothes down the raw edge, and causes the wearer to thank the day the i new machine was invented. Of course, it causes much extra work.but 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 Lea. -THOMPSON. .NFW SPA PERI .NFW SPA PERI ;