Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard, August 10, 1898

Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard

August 10, 1898

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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - August 10, 1898, Albert Lea, Minnesota PEOPLE PREFER Advertisers. The STANDARD Has Them. ADVERTISERS WANT A BIO. CIRCULATION. The STANDARD Has It. VOL. XLI.-1KO.32 Established 1S57. ALBEKT LEA MINN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1898 A YEAB. Weekly. I For Humanity's Sake.... WE MAT HAVE TO PUT GARCIA IN A STRAIGHT-JACKET AND MUZZLE E VER T INS UR GENT. "FOR HUMANITY'S SAKE ONLY? 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 Yonr Best TAILOR will talc his hat of and say "I S Clothing good enough J or any good AHERICAN CITIZEN, Which Naturally Means Good Enough j or a Kmg; We Consider the Former m Every 'j Respect -Better Than a King: 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 great- est amount of Satisfaction in price to our patrons. Our hot- 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 J-J National Bank, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 2i A. U. MAYLANO. LAWYEB. OFFICE IN HEWITT BUILD- Cor. Broadway William Sis., Albert HENRY A. MORGAN, A TTORNEY AT LAW. COUNTY ATTOB- nev. Office In Gulbrandson Block, Broad- war. Albert Lea, Minn. W. E. TODD. HENRY CARLSON. TODO A CARLSON. ID Opera House Block. Albert Lea, Minn. R. FARNSWORTH. A TTOBNKV AT LAW. CITY ATTORNEY, -cX Office, second floor, norto sMe entrance Barlow Drug Store Building. Albert Lea, Minn. t. M. TODD, M. D. TOHYSICIAM AND BURGEON. OFFICE IT In rear of Brlggs'Drug Store; hospital OD Fountain street, Albert Lea. DM. E. S. BLAIR. OPTICIAN-OFFICE FORMER residence J.W, Srnllh, Foun- tain street, Albert Lea. Minn. Bm6 OR. W. E. TODD, DK. W. B. TODD. PHYSICIAN AND 8TJB- gpon. Office over Briggs' drug store, east side of Broadway. Residence, corner of Broad- way and Water Telephone 248, H. A. PAINE, A RCHITECT AND BDILDEB. FLANS XX drawn and contracts taken for all classes of work elty and country. Albert Lea, Minn. ISyl W. C. MERRILL. OFFICBIN NEW opera bouse block, rooms a and t. Albert Minn. Some Tailors Believe it good policy to buy "bar- gains" in cloth and attend auction sales. consider the best poli- cy to be a consideration of our cus- wishes. No matter what a man wants, in the way of tailor- ing, he gets it or he is told the rea- son why. We make tlie most fash- ionable garments that can be pro- duced for the money. We guaran- tee a perfect fit and satisfaction in every way. J. P. JOHNSON, East Clark St. Dc-to-Date Tailor. LAKE SHORE CREENHOU5E. CUT FLOWERS, Floral Designs, NEW CAHP FOR COHPANY I, t Occupies a Famous Knoll That Is Planted Full of Bullets of a Hemor- able and Sore Because They Cannot See Active Service--Latest Items from Several Soldiers of the Best Regiment of All in the Chickamausa 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 iave been earning my salary if never 3efore. Capt. Wood, Lieut. Yatter and myself, under the supervision of Col. Bobleter and Maj. Mead, have been laying out a new camp for our regi- ment, and when we move to it, which will probabl-y be Monday, we will have one ot the finest and best in Chicka- mauga park. This provision for a Let- ter camp seems to indicate that we are destined to remain here until fall, al- though it is still asserted that we are liable to receive orders to move at any time. Our new camp is situated in a mag- nificent grove on a gentle knoll at the junction of the Brotherton and Alex- ander roads, about a mile and a quar- 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 herq are sev- eral monuments, some cannon and a number of confederate graves. We have about 100 of our men policing the site of the uew 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 ben- eiit to us in many wajs. iiesides 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 land? 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 3Hnn., and con- fi vmceyourself that less than SO bushels ot wheat per acre 13 a small erop- ______ Other cereais. In eluding corn, in proportion. Crop failures un- known. For rates and particulars call on near- est agent of the M St. L. R. R or address A. B Cntts, G. P. T. A., M. St. L. K. B. Minne- apolis, Minn, Vvtien you put up the.' lunch do not f Am 's> 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 pro- licient in the tactics, they woiked tiard for three months, many of them work- 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 i'mest 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, Knntaon, Jr., Agt, Albert Lea. Camp Thomas, July We have just had mess, which consisted of beef, potatoes, bread and strong coffee. We fiave 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 ntle range we can get 8 to 12 for a nick- 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 consist- 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 watted 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 (Jarolmas, 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 tben 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 hap- pened 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 funishes his share of the fun in this part of the street. I have five tent mates, Floyd Willard, Walter Christianson, Joe Stenrud, Jerry Prea- cott and "Babe" Greene. The first four of these are corporals and in conse- quence our tent is called "The corpo- ral's 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 Spani- ards have Dred at him. Corporal Purly Bond, who is now with Gngsby's rough riders, is paying our camp a visit to- day. T Simoason, Floyd Willard and I were out this morning making a sketch of the roads and ground in gen- eral in tbe neighborhood of our camp. Floyd did the sketching while Simon- son and I stood in the shade smoking good cigars, which of course he fur- nished. We went as far as the Alex- 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 naopn- 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 Famlly--S e v e r e I y Wounded at Santiago. Portsmouth, Ohio, Dauy Blade, Aug 3- Colonel Jacob H. Smith arrived on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad this afternoon on a visit to his brother-in- law, Hon. James W. Bannan and fam- 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 orga- nized a company of Kentucky volun- 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 regi- ment, and has been advanced in rank irom time to to time, the last promo- tion being for conspicuous bravery in the terrinc lighting before Santiago, a battle that is destined to become mem- orable 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 intienched and pro- tected infantry. It was no wonder that the Spaniards were astonished, dumbfound'ed 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, hav- ing been shot through the hip. This time he was able to ride, although an ugly woupij in Ins sjde, made by a Spanish Mauser bullet, does npt by any means add to his comfort. Lieutenant Johnson, who is here re- cruiting 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 atten- 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 thinlc 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 morn- ing in July that settled the fate of San- tiago, I was in command of UIP fight- ing line of the 2nd regiment, United States troops. We had breakfast of hard tack and bacon at 4 m the morn- ing. By 9 o'clock -we 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 Mntiago, 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 whist- 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 aenous enough to demand, at- tention, but by (i o'clock I was com- pelled 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, 'Beautiful! beautiful! 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 pot-shots 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 sharp- 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 not-my day to be struck. J was pointing down the line with my arms outstretched, when I received the nickle-plated souvenir J am still carry- ing." Excursion to Boston. The Nickel Plate road will sell ex- cursion tickets from Chicago to Boa- ton and return for trains of September 16th, 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 sleeping-car 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 16th to 18th, inclu- sive, at rate of for the round trip, and good returning until Sep. 30. Also cheap rates to all points east. Vesti- buled 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 SI.60 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 Standard: Two weeks ago last night I took passage on a "side door sleepei''for this ;own from Albert Lea and arrived here Monday morning at and found this a very level grain growing country. After partaking of some- 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 pay- 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 S2 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 theiiouse top or wind mill tower to find out if he is ahead or behind his neighbors. As aiovmd 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 Itenville 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 flrst 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. Ijenville, Aug. 7. aREAT 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 presi- dent T. V. Knatvold in the chair. The chairman appointed the following standing committees for the year: Committee on (Julbrand- son, A. McCulloch, T. Y. Knatvold; committe on McCulloch, T. W. Wilson, Dr. J. P. von Berg; com- mittee on J. P. von Berg, V Gulbrandson, T. V. Knatvold. Y. Gulhrandson was appointed a com- mittee 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 vacansies in the force of teachers to a special meeting of the board next Sat- urday evening, August 13th. The following bills were allowed: A. McNeil, reslnneliag buildings Gaue, Hayden Co., oilcloth..............75 C. W. Turnbull, screens............... 211U Johnson, Peterson Clausen, desk etc UT> H. D. Brown, tornado insurance 70 00 G 1 b5 fleeting Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. P., Boston, Mass., Sep. 19-24, Inclusive. For this occasion the Nickel Plate road will sell tickets at rate of one fare for the round trip. Tickets on sale Sep. 16th 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 collec- tion, and has placed them in our hands. AH owing him are requested to call at once and adjust their ac- counts. WOUTIIEKN Mijrar. COLLEC'N AGCT. Real Estate Transfers. Valentino Klotyck to Emily K Joico, neH and eV4 toe 28, Freoborn Johannah M Basmussen to Fred Rasmus- son, swM neH and s% nwH Bee 21, Batli. 800 M S Shepherd to Mrs Emily Dunbar, lots 6 and 7, block 4, College addition......... 800 W A Morm, 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, Alboit Loa....... 1 Jason C Easton to C C Burton, no frac. M, sec 2, Aldon........................................... o 000 W A Morln to Ole Erlcksou, s 35 tt of lot i, blk 7, Hartland.......................... 120 Henry Hollands to W A Morln, lot lu neJ4, see 17, Albert Lea.................. 1 W A Morln et al to Gehard svendson et al, lot 10, blk 4, Alden........................ I BjVlntou to W S Wood, lots l and 2, blk 102, Geneva village....................... loo Jobn B Sehad and Svend aaendson to W S Wood, 4 a govt land, lot 4, sec J7, 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 lhe 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. 4th 5th 6th Nelson Bros, are never undersold on equal grade of goods, but always ready to meet legitimate compe- tition and go one better. i 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 to Please, Nelson Bros, Department Store, if Your Eyes Trouble You, IN any way, is it not policy to ascertain the cause? 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 ej'es 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. mVWI? IN ATBffBT TFA lurrM 111 AlilMl 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 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 'SFAFLRI EWSPAPKKl ;