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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - July 18, 1889, Albert Lea, Minnesota ■nwrprM VOL. XXXIIALBERT LEA. MINN., JULY Is, 1880. NO. 20. Itl si ^ l lss ('Altl)K MEMAN BLACKMER, I AWVKR LAND I UR SALE. A LHKUT I i U *. Minn WM C. Mr ADAM , ! ANI> .11 IHtK or I'HOIiATK. i t (MMmin(Vmrt    Aht**rt    .<*a,    Mum. ft*itry A M<*r*an    Waller    J.    1    r    isk. MORGAN A TRASK, tOin KHSOUH IO IJtVKLY * MUHIIAN, *> i    tint****    in    UuliiraiHlMHt    Hrm’bloely O. A STEVINSON    / I >11Y Sift AN AM' s' ROKOS    *    I I over (vii.jwi'Hl'i Dnii’ *f<»r«*, aIIh Ht * t. | MRm sl Pits Iir Fai' SARIN ANI» TYRKt. A N NI A li SCHOOL .MEET I XL 10 JUI [.OX,    ^ (SI ON, A LRFK1 OR. M. H. WIICOX, I )HV >111AN ASH ''I IB« I l ,.Ti, Minn.  »ffl*< ?ii**r (Tarfc & Wash* ii.i Jon su , »♦*<*! of Wi <i»e A Harlow * *    W    C.    MERRILL. KN I IHI OH| l( K (>\ KR Hlilccr v .1* iimui’* drug f, Albert Lea. Mlun. f t Ilf MINGTON. d <| Y II. I NO I NT Kit. AND OKFICI A I, Of KPN* * ly Hurveyor. Hurveying and patting In ;<tty |»nrt nl Hu’ atiiuljr itnmiplli .'iIIhhIcI i»i al I l*:t<M»natil«* ffttco. IHH«< in nmri liouaw, All#rt I a- a, Mlun ..IT.   __________________________.—.—  I F HEf BORN COUNTY BANK. tnMON. II. ARMHTRONO, pkkhiiiknt. I ' ipltal f-o.ouu. Albert !-*•*, Minn (len«r- I it h.tukitig KHMnmi, InauraMi n HpfctaUir. h H ( ad). ( ashler.    I APOLLO COMMANDERY. pill HTATKI)    OK APOLLO I 1 Coriinnmdrry wRUn h' ld at tb**lr asylum OnthriM VV**«liM'«dliy nf ca< U inonth (’rwrtwul Hlr KnLihii from •tster c**»»i»ii.*HMt*-f i*-** cordially UHM..I.    OKO, I . OAKI'M K. K V S. H. Mali PRY. Rwinld Z. K. MALLERY, Wood, Coal & Draying. \T Old Yard. Ilmadway and Washington of s. M. tr.e k. K^Ordci aUt«- at Nlag** Krfw. Hard war*-. “ EDWARDS BROS.,"' 1 lit* pi*M and nif»|ir*l Plscc for Photographs! <Srou|i and < tiil«ti«*•*'«• Photo* a SpccuJty at Edwards Itro *» Kulldlll.. Oat Part Sloct Farm! ALBERT LEA, MINN. IjMltt HALI .Hntu** I Hi* U Bred f’offa, lllf* I •>! nf Aiin*uii    imt-r    and King wood • . I Itritinff Barmen, and a Urn:** MorA team AI*o Short Horn and Grade Cattle' *. •»*.( and Hull*. Always Kind to 'turn SftM'k «iM'tlot you pur<li»«e <*r not. Jjul-*    4.    P, i% HUB #,*. Broadway Wood Yard. GRIPMAN & PETTIT. DEALER* IN Wood, Coal and Draying Wood Sawed to Order. 4 U I irF.OPPtMilTE GILBRANDSON BROH’ * ' h trdware atore l,**ave orders cm slate at I’. A NeOon * grocery store. m Miss Caroline Narveson now Iras it big Store Full ot tlie* Latest Millinery Goods, and csjteeiidly calIs the attention of Ladies to her Great Variety of II ills, Bonnets, Flowers, Flumes, llibbons, And Ornaments. She now lias a, tine lot of Silk Mitts and Gloves, which are sure to please. Ladies are invited to eall while the assortment is complete. Mrs. Stage Is now settled in a pleasant Store one door south of the Yellow Front building, and is constantly receiving her Spring Supplies of Millinery! She will aim as ever to please the fancy of her customers, and will keep an elegant line of hats, bonnets and trimmings, and do millinery work in latest styles. Her old customers and ladies generally are invited to visit her store and examine the novelties of the season. LISTEN! Before taking account nf stork August l&th, we d***lr# to reduce our stock «*f Hummer i ■ < Huh, kixl to u< * ompll'itvthls **ml w«* shall have a 110- OF- Ginghams, Sateens, Lawns, Chatties, White Goods, Emb. Skirtings, Lisle Goods, Silk Mitts, AMi 'SlPANSie At MTh GKKAI I. Y RKDUCKD FRICKS that you cannot help but pronounce them BARGAINS! % K OFFER, To CLONE OCT, Challies at 5 Cents M LAWNS as riiree Cenlw! LAWNS LAWN? LA r'NS r’NS NS SATEKNH O _ A. _    I    SATEENS sateens o3I66nS! sateens SA1 KENS    SATEENS uVt a 13ai*j>jiin! Lawn Tenais Flannel Sold Everywhere at 79 to so cents, now marked down to Sixty Cents! HALF PRICE    HALF    PRICK half price lersevs* HALF prick HALF PRICE 0UJ0, HALF PRICE AT HALF PRICK. Silk Parasols anil Son Umbrellas! At Attractive Prices. Again we beg you to LISTEN! And the DISTANT ECHO from the abyss Into which our Prices have fallen is sweet music to the buyer's ear, and means that there are many Hare Bargain* during this Mid*nm-mer Male, at Yours for (iood Ooods and Sixteen Ounces to the Pound, The Hovland Mercantile Co. Tliwj fl*vc Weenrei! Itlrli I onrrsslon* Hcelrff loti nf Illerrtorn>,Officer** ft* port* Showing nn F.vcellcnt **tn»r of Flnnttrlnl AfTnirn. The annual scliool tn(4(*ting of the Al bert Lea independent district was held at the school house last Saturday evening. IL N. Gates was ejected chairman and \\\ K. Todd secretary. A motion to proceed to the election of directors was adopted and W, A. Higgins was nominated to succeed himself. There was no opposition to him and the secretary, according to the instructions of the meeting, cast the unanimous vote, and 1m* was declared elected. [ A ballot was taken for a director to succeed W. K. Todd, which resulted as follows; W. E. Todd 30, Geo. Drom-merhauseit 29, W. A. Higgins 2. Another ballot was taken and Mr. Todd had 41 votes, Hrommerhausen 2X. scattering 2, so the former was declared elected. Except for a misunderstanding which prevailed In the afternoon to the effect that there was opposition to Mr. Higgins there would have been no opposition to Mr. Todd, who has lieen a faithful member of the Ixvard and its efficient clerk for several terms. The reports of the clerk and of Treasurer Hihhs wore then read and approved. By the former it is seen that the total receipts for the past year were 818,-fdSjOg, of which was for tuition from outside pupils; 84HO from the state for the high school and 870 for the library funa. There was a total of 8fi,451.88 cash in the hands of the treasurer. Disbursements have been made as follows: Teachers’ wages....,,,..........C3S1    00 Janitor s wages  ................ sis?.00 Interest on t»on<ls  ......    ti&a.oo Homls No. is and is paid oil............. 207s    oo Fuel........................   *45    OU Repairs.................................. Furniture............................. 7|    *jo Supplies.................................. JB7    17 Lilmry and apparatus  .......... 190.30 Total...........................  .Otioos    79 lit V»*nc*«*ela--Th**»r Itailroad. Telephone HII*I Iff Her rr«|ert«- l.renl I tide it ak I ng* Promising Wllllon* fn I’roflfjs. The Chicago News contains a lengthjr and very interesting letter from w ni. K. Curtis, the noted correspondent, in which he gives a full account ©f the operations of Theodore . I yrer, formerly a distinguished (t) citizen oi ,\l-iiert l^ea. A railroad from LaGnayra.the principal Vfenezuelan s( ;ii»ort, to I ara-caB, the capitol, U thirty miles long. White the direct distance is only about i six. Of this road and the enterprises ofSabin and Tyrer Mr. Curtis vvriU'.s; I “There is considerable apprehension * among the stock and bond holders Of ‘this road, and with good cause, over 'the proposition to pierce a tunnel through the mountains. This ought to j to have been done In the iirst place in-| stoad of constructing tin* long and expensive line of track around its sur-I face. A concession has been granted for this purpose to Col. T W. Tyrer, a citizen of the United States, who is to Venezuela what the famous Henry Meigs was to 1’eru, for he Is revolutionizing this country by introducing modern improvements to replace the old-fashioned sixteenth century methods of doing business. II** has transferred the* concession to the American Telephone company, of which ex-8enator SablA of Minnesota is pi* sident, and they are raising money to carry out the plan, having been granted extraordinary privileges by the government. 'I ne surveys have shown that a direct line drawn between the two cities through the mountains is only six miles, and the tunnel wift be about half that distance, as the remainder of the line will pass down ravines. The altitude of Caracas is a little less than four thousand fe* t, and as the road will be but 32,(110 feet, the grade will he 8 i>er cent. It is proposed to run theirs by means of the cable system such as is used on the Brooklyn bridge in Chicago, Kansas City, >an Francisco and some other cities, and use watf power instead of steam. There is tremendous amount of water power wasted in the mountains, and by dam ming one «»f the many gorges a reser voir capable of storing millions upon millions of gallons can be erected Expert engineers familiar with cable roads have surveyed the line and pronounce the scheme entirely practica ble. They differ somewhat in their e» timates or the cost of construction, the minimum being M»1 > and the max imura $5,000,000, including the construction of the dam. But taking the maximum ligure the cost will be one million dollars under that of the existing surface railway, and the expense of maintaining and operating it by water power will be infinitely less. It is proposed to run trains every half hour, for with water ]>ower it will cost little more to run twenty than it will to run two trains a day, as the other road does Tbit will enable those who have their business at La Guayra to live in the cool climate of Caracas, and passenger travel will be very large. Tickets will be sold at SO cents, and the transportation of oO.dHii passengers a month, which is a reasonable estimate, will bring in a revenue of $300,000 a year One hundred thousand tons of freight a year at 84 a ton will amount to 84<*>,-000, or a total gross revenue of $700,not). Deducting 8200,000 out of that sum for running expenses, which is about two-thirds the cost of maintaining and operating the surface road, the net receipts will be 8500,1«* l, or 10 per cent upon the maximum estimate of t!i» cost of construction and equipment. The government lias so much confidence in the success and protit of the enterprise that it is willing to guarantee a six per cent dividend upon the investment. J. r. JOHNSON. P. F. PETERSON JOHNSON & PETERSON, FURNITURE! UNDERTAKING! a SUNDAY OBSERVANCE. THe Mlniitterial A*.**o« iution Threaten la LnIoitp the Editor Standard: There are many citizens of Albert Lea who have seen tin* manner in which Sunday is observed by some people of the town, with much concern, because they believe it to be for the interest of common morality that the day be observed according to the requirements of the civil law. There are, no doubt, many who do not know just what the “Sunday law” of the state is. We give, therefore, the following extract from the criminal code of the state: Sk<\ 227. All shooting, bunting, Hulling, playing, horne-raclng, gaming, or other public sports, exercises or shows, upon the Iirst dayoftlie week, and all noise disturbing the peace of the day are prohibited. This being a state law its application is not conlined to city limits; it is too plain to be misunderstood, and too de-tinite to admit of loose construction, bene** those who read may know, and law-abiding citizens v\ ill obey the law. If there are any who, after being informed of the requirements of the law concerning the keeping of the Sabbath, persist in disobeying the law, it is proposed by certain citizens that active measures shall be taken to have the pwalty of the law executed upon such. This resolve is in the interest of good government. It cannot be considered an attempt to interfere with the private conscience of any individual, in the matter of keeping the Sabbath day. The makers of the law, who are the people themselves, are answer-able if the law interferes with liberty of conscience. Any effort to have the laws effectually executed, when they are once made, must meet with the approval of all right-minded people, since the duty of every one to obey the law cannot be questioned. It is to bo hoped this announcement will be received with the charitable spirit in which it is made, and that the proposed effort to secure a better observance of the law will be generally approved and assisted. Ministkuial association, Albert Lea, Minn. | The above communication was received too late for publication last week.—Ed. Standard.I Boom of Post the Cliickeit-C’oop Office. NorlhlltUd News-Discontent is noticable all through the state. Wilson is in training to run against Dunnell, and we all know the First District in “off” years. is It An Important Kumor? Red Wing Republican. Some important railroad tioua are said to be pending. A FINK LINK OF A Looted Post Office. The llnest post office in the state of Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities has been looted and is in the possession of the despoilers. The full term of the postmaster of Albert Lea is four years, and Lieut. Dor Stacy is turned out after having served but two. The only known reasons for this are that “he supiiorted Thos. Wilson last Fall and was very bitter in his opposition to Congressman Dunnell,” and that “it has been one of Mr. Dunnell’s ambitions to have him removed.” Under Lieut. Stacy’s administration the office has been managed honestly, efficiently and to the general satisfaction of the public, and thus he is turned out simply and only for the spoils. If there had been no pretentions of adherence to the principles of civil service reform, if there had been no professions of fealty to and a promise to remember and reward old soldiers; if it had not been repeatedly announced from Washington that no removals of presidential postmasters would be made except for just cause, meaning dishonesty or inefficiency, the removal might be justifiable on the grounds of party policy, and we believe it would have been, but as it is it is no less than traitorous party stultification, a shameless violation of solemn party professions and pledges, ingratitude toward the old soldiers, and inordinate and corrupt greed for the spoils of office. It is true that Mr. Ilaukness’ appointment was supported by a numerously signed petition, but the large majority only asked for it when a change should be made, expecting that l'ostmaster Stacy would be allowed to serve his full term, and upon the further implied understanding and just exiiectation that a convenient, respectable office, and one fully equal to that supplied by Postmaster Stacy would be furnished by his successor. It was naturally expected that no republican would have less enterprise, less pride in Albert Lea, and less regard for the interests and accommodation of the people than a democrat; but in this the people were mistaken, and are now occupying the unenviable position of victims of grossly misplaced confidence. Instead of a post office that represents the spirit and progress of the city, that is elegant, convenient and commodious ind the very best in all its appoint ments that is made in the country, as was that provided by Postmaster stacy, a democrat, the citizens of this city have an old, repainted outfit forced upon them that is unsuitable, inconvenient, and a positive discredit and disgrace, it is established in a small store-room, which the splendid outfit of Postmaster Stacy would almost completely fill, and instead of being on a conspicuous and handy comer of Broadway, is on a side street, obscurely located and admitting of only a front entrance for the extensive business that must be transacted. Here is enterprise, progress, republicanism and civil service reform for you with a vengeance! We repeat, that if the republicans of \lbert Lea could now decide the question of restoring Postmaster Stacy and his outfit of government standard, Vale lock boxes in place of Postmaster Ilaukness and his cheap, shabby and snide establishment, it would be quiek-ly clone by a vote of more than three to one, and so enthusiastically that another such an outrage would never again be perpetrated m Albert Lea by the bosses of any party. — ■•»#»• — He Was Xot the Right Cooney. The man Cooney who was arrested and held last week for identification on suspicion of being one of the murderers of Dr. Cronin was released on word being received from Chief Hubbard of Chicago that he was not the right man. Chief Carey caused him to be shaved and his photograph was then aken and sent to Chicago with the following result, as stated by the Chicago News: Chief Hubbard yesterday received from Albert Lea, Minn., a pliototfraph of the man arrested there under suspicion of being Cooney. The chief’s criticism on the picture was:    "lie    looks ibout as much like Cooney as a pouud and a half of grape jelly looks like a milk wagon.” After this extravagant comparison lit* wired the Albert Lea authorities, Parlor and Chamber Sets, 1*ATTAIN and KKKI) CIlAIIlN, Extra Fine, New Styles, Ladies’ Writing Desks, CURTAINS and FIXTURES. We put up Curtains for our Customers. A full line CtiMkels nn*l Coffins. Embalming given prompt attention, boot und shoe store. Night calls answered up stairs over Walter Thompson's joiirssoA ,v- i*i:'ii:hno!\ 3ST©‘w ITovelties in SUMMER GOODS, IN’ < >W ARHIVINf; AT- . ordering the suspect’s release. "We have been unable to flnd a single clew to Cooney,” said the chief, and 1 cannot say that f am hopeful of his immediate arrest. I would much like to find him and introduce him to his old ‘pal’ Burke In the comity jail. As soon as the Albert Lea Cooney was released he at once proceeded to celebrate the event by going on a staggering drunk, He evidently enjoyed negotia- the notoriety that had been accorded 1 him. 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 Nurds, Seersuckers. Choice Ginghams in great variety. White Goods in Clteek and Stripes, Flouncinga, Embroideries, dec. Black Silk Flouncmgs in Spanish and Cliantilla at $1.00, 81.25, 81.50, $1.75, 82.00, 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 ofibeautiful Ribbons on sale this week. Frices low'. Corsets, Ruchmgs, Laces, Linen Collars and Cuffs, in large assortments. 1 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. Vours for Good Goods and Low Frices, J. W. SMITH. Agent for Butterick Patterns. Hardware Bargain Counter! In order to knock the Prices of surrounding towns Cold, that is, to undersell them all, I have opened a BARGAIN COUNTER! All goods will »e sold at the Closest Margins, the prices, and if they are not Examine Lower Than Anywhere Else Within 100 miles, 1 will immediately make them lower. My Tin Shop is HARD TO BEAT! It turns out the usual amount WORK even day. of TINWARE and JOB J. W. STAGE, THE YEAR ROUND We continue our Steady Trade, and at all Seasons make the People Happy by making tlieir feet Comfortable. Everybody knows that pinched, cold or hot feet makes people miserable. Tills we avoid by furnishing Men, Women and Children with Boots and Shoes that Fit. A Perfect Fit gives Comfort. We are eom-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 A SORENSON, Dealers in Conifort-tliving Hoots and Shoes, Broadway, Albert Lea, Minn., United States of America. ;