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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - April 16, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. Vol. Ii. To. 3.Albert Lea. Minnesota Friday april. 16, 1897 twelve paires. Washington letter. Henry Carlson writes entertainingly of an ancient City and its famous landmarks. W. J. Bryan arguer a Case in the supreme court he does not Excel As a lawyer. Last week we visited Alexandria a City of about 8,000 inhabitants seven Miles Down the Potomac on the Virginia Side. This is a very ancient City and has a colonial appearance. In an Early Day it used to be the outlet of Washington and All of the old stage lines entered there. It was a very Busy place in those Days but now presents the appearance of an Industrial Center whose industries have tied. Its streets Are paved with Large cobble stones but there is so Little traffic that the grass grows Between the stones and it is said that in the summer the inhabitants pasture their cattle on the pavement. During the French and Indian War the Headquarters of generals Braddock and Washington were located there. Washing Tony a Plantation it. Vernon is Only a few Miles below Alexandria and the old Christ Church where he used to attend services is still standing. It was built 130 years ago of imported bricks from England. Its external appearance and internal furnishings Are strictly colonial. Washington s double Pew with his name placed on the Gate is still pointed out with much reverence to the curious visitor and from the Center of the ceiling is suspended a tallow Candle chandelier which he presented to the Church. On the posts which support the galleries extending around the rear and sides of the Church May be seen the Marks where were fastened the Candle holders with their tinder boxes. All these things the straight backed pews the single communion table and baptismal fount carry ones mind Back to the Days of a primitive this was also the Church of Gen. Lee whose Plantation a Arlington a is located right across the Potomac from Washington City. In the Yard about the Church Are several monuments which Mark the resting places of Hardy colonists and whose dates carry you Back to revolutionary times. He who would understand fully the life and character of our forefathers could not do better than to study carefully the inscriptions upon some of these tombstones. I or instance a the died after a Long and painful illness which he bore with fortitude he was connected with some of the oldest and most respected families in the Colony and in this should be altered by a Little primitive orthography. If there is one thing a virginian is proud of it is his family Aud Thomas Jefferson and the old Dominion. He worships Jefferson almost to a fault and implicitly believes in the correctness of everything that statesman Ever uttered. He expects a reverent Bow when he mentions his a old Dominion in private and a burst of applause when he refers to the a grand old state in Public. When lie is introduced to a stranger his first question is a have you Large family connections a he glories extravagantly in what his fathers have done and very often neglects to add to that glory. Last sunday we attempted a bicycle trip to the Battle Field of Bull run. We found the roads so Dusty that Riding was very difficult but we accomplished our end. We had a delightful country dinner Aud had some very interesting and instructive chats with hospitable country folks. A most astounding fact is that around Washington in every direction and on the West almost As far As the alleghenies you will find three fourths of the land covered by the Forest primeval. Farmers with from 200 to 300 acres of Fertile land cultivate about 30 or 40. Land can be bought within a radius of 20 Olio Miles of Washington for from Sis to 830, and some much cheaper. With a Little care it will grow almost anything and Washington is tile finest Market in the country. Everything is High Here. It would be a Blessing to Virginia if the lands could be a opened for settlement a so to speak to industrious immigrants from Northern Europe. Over the mountains is the Shenandoah Valley and in the valleys of Central Maryland which were originally settled by germans you will find some of the finest farms in the country and every foot of Earth utilized. The markets of Washington have been filled with All sorts of vegetables for weeks. They Are imported from the bermudas and the South. We have bad new potatoes for some time Aud they a. Great big handsome Fellows too. A few Days ago i had the pleasure of lug to the argument of a ease before the supreme court brought a against the state of Nebraska to test the Power of the state to arbitrarily regulate railway freight charges. It was argued by the attorney general of Nebraska and w. J. Bryan for the state opposed by James c. Carter of new York who was Wonsel for the u. S. Before the Behring sea tribunal of arbitration. Or. Bryan with All due respect to his other qualities does not Excel As a lawyer. He carried before the bar of the court his pop Listic ideas without showing the court any method of practical application nor indicating any beneficial consequences and what is More failed to apply his views to his Case. In Short he made a stump speech in support of a Legal proposition. Or. Carter a wiped the Earth with him a to use the classical expression and made one of the prettiest and most unique arguments i have Ever heard. Or. Bryan will address our student body on the 12th inst. He is an orator of High rank and possesses a voice of wonderful Richness and Melody full of pathos and sympathy. There is nothing extraordinary about his appearance and even the Washington ladies agree with me in saying that he does not begin to present so Fine or so Manly an appearance As does Mckinley. Things Are becoming very Beautiful Here now grass is about six inches High the magnolias Are in Bloom and the Woods Are full of blood roots trailing Arbutus Spring beauties Etc. Henry Carlson. Commissioners meet and hold a Busy session considerable routine work and a Large Gist of Bills Are allowed. The Board of county commissioners met at the auditors office at 3 o clock p. In., april 8th, 1897. Members All present. The following petitions for reduction in taxes on account of erroneous assessment were recommended to the state auditor for favourable action Johnson a Barragan Albert Lea. John o. Mork a. C. Arneson p. Schoenhoffer Oliver g. Quam Freeman. Chris Neilson Bancroft. . Sine by c. M. Autey and Mathias Christofferson were rejected. The application of Indiana Sanderson was referred to town Board or the assessor for recommendation. The application of Della i. Trow was Laid Over for information. The applications of t. L. Torgerson and f. E. Dunn for auctioneers licenses were granted. The matter of furnishing travels notes drafting paper Field books. And new plat Book for Register of deeds Road Book Etc., was left to or. Glea son and the county auditor. Resolutions were adopted a Quot follows resolved by the Board of county commissioners of Freeborn county that t he salary of the county attorney be fixed at 81,000 per annul said sum to cover All expenses of room rent fuel lights Etc. Resolved that the committee on repairs be and they Are hereby instructed to have the court House frescoes and to make All necessary repairs in and about the building the expenses not to exceed the sum of 81700. The matter of forming a drainage District of the county was voted Down. The county attorney was requested to cause the removal of any and All obstructions to the free Flowage of water in Turtle Creek caused by fences foot Bridges Etc. The following amount were allowed for repairing roads and Bridges to town of Bancroft 850 for Geneva Road from the Creamery to Corner of sections 14, 15, 22 and 23, and 850 for the Road from Creamery East to town line. To town of Freeland to gravel 2 Miles of Road running through the Centre of sections 17 and is 8100. To town of Shell Rock for Road running East from Glenville and beginning at so Corner Section one Aud running West \ 4 Miles 8100, and to repair the Road running East and West Between sections 15 and 32, 875. To town of Freeborn the sum of 850 to Grade Road on town line Between the towns of Freeborn and Hartland Section 13 in Freeborn and Section 18 in Hartland. To Fowzi of London to Aid in building Bridge across Deer Creek in so %. Section 33, 8100. To town of Geneva to Aid in repairing Road running North from Southeast Corner so i and so j4, Section 35, one mile -8100. To town of Oakland to Aid in grading Road and building Bridge on 140 rods of Road Between so 4 Section 8 and nel4 Section 7, $100. To town of Bath for repairing Road on East line of Section 16, from be Corner said Section running its entire Lenorth. 875. To town of Moscow to Aid in grading Road from be Corner of so %. Section 7, to so Corner of same 875. To town of Freeman to Aid in building Bridge Over the Creek in se1 Section 36, on state line 873. And for repairing Road in be a be h and Nvvf neb $25. To town of Pickerel Lake for repairing and grading Road commencing at be Corner of township and running West about 120 rods 875. To town of Alden to Aid in repairing Road on South line of Section la $50. And on West line of sections 15 and 22, 850. To town of Mansfield $75 to Aid in repairing Road Between sections 13, 14. 23 and 24 and 25 and 24, and 875 for other roads in the township. To town of Albert Lea to Aid in repairing Broadway Road $75, repairing Albert leu and Glenville Road $75. The application from the town of Hartland was rejected. On motion the following Bonds were approved and sureties accepted Clint l. Luce Coroner. Halvorsen a Luce county printers. State Bank of Alden As a depository for county funds. The petition of Peter Nelson. Valentine Katzung and gust Lembke for change in school districts were Laid Over to july meeting 1897. The petition of Matt Daley and others to change then so 4, Section 20, and the ne>4 Neq and Ese Al new >4. Section 30, town 104, Range 19. From school District no. 73 to adjoining school District no. 2, was presented to the Board. Notices were ordered posted and july 13. 197, at 2 o clock p. Rn., was appointed As the time Ami the auditor s office As the place of hearing on said petition. Order of hearing on petition to form new school District with affidavits of service. Notice is hereby Given that a petition has been filed with the Board of county commissioners of Freeborn county signed and acknowledged by a majority of the freeholders who reside in the proposed new District herein described. And who an entitled to vote at school their respective districts praying for the organization of a new school District out of the territory hereinafter described and setting following facts. To wit first that the Correct description of the territory desired to be embraced in the proposed new District is As follow?., Viz the who Section 15, then Section and we a sw>4, Section 22, the new 4 new l Section 27. The a -4 Section and n nw�?~4 and ?4 new 24 and be 4 so a i Section 21, and All of Section 16, in the township of Bancroft in said Freeborn county state of Minnesota. Second that the number of persons residing in the above described territory is 51. Third Itiat the number of children of school age residing in the above described territory is 13. Fourth that the school districts affected by the organization of the said proposed new District Are school District no. 20, and that the number of children of school age residing therein is 60, and that the number of children of school age which the organization of said proposed new school District would take therefrom is 6 also school District no. 22 and that the number of children of school age residing therein in 35, Aud that the number of children of school age which the organization of said proposed new District would take therefrom is 6 also school District no. 24 and that the number of children of school age residing therein is 37, and that the number of children of school age which the organization of said proposed new school District would take therefrom is i. Now therefore it is hereby ordered and notice is hereby Given that a hearing upon the said petition will be had at a meeting of said Board commencing on the 13th Day of july a. I 197, at i of clock in the afternoon of said Day at the auditors office in said county at which time and place the said Board of county commissioners will hear arguments of All persons interested for or against the proposed organization of said new school District. It is further ordered that a copy of this order and notice be posted in one Public place in each of said districts so affected thereby and a copy thereof served on the clerk of each of said districts so affected at least ten Days prior to said time herein set for hearing said petition and that this order be forthwith once published in the newspaper known As the Albert Lea Enterprise which is painted and published in said county and is hereby designated As the Legal newspaper for publishing the same. Dated this 10th Day of april a. D. I $97. Emir i 2 saturday apr. 17 you Are reminded is our. Special suit cloak Day. A Quantity of our $5.00 suits will be sold at $4.50. Per suit. Capes at 75 cents up to the most elaborate. Carpets at As Low prices As Are hade in the City and we Hatch and sew them free. 25 pieces Wool ingrain. 10 pieces Brussell. 6 pieces velvet. Over 50 pieces of carpets in our Fine Stock. Amp co by order of the Board of county commissioners of Freeborn county m Minnesota. By e. Vav. Gleason chairman of said Board. Order of hearing on petition to form new school District with affidavits of service. Notice is hereby Given that a petition has been filed with the Board of county commissioners of Freeborn county signed and acknowledged by a majority of the freeholders who reside in the proposed new District herein described and who Are entitled to vote at school meetings in their respective districts praying for the organization of a new school District out of the territory hereinafter setting Forth substantially the following facts to wit first that the Correct description of the territory desired to be embraced in the proposed new District is As follows Viz All of sections 19 and 20,the North half Section 30, the new % Section 29, the &14 Section 18, All in township no. 103, Range 19, All of Section 13, the a a Section 24 and the a pkg Section 24, township no. 103, Range 20, in said Freeborn county state of Minnesota. Second that the number of persons residing in the above described territory is 71. Third that the number of children of school age residing in the above described territory is 21. Fourth that the school districts affected by the organization of the said proposed new District Are school District no 28, and that the number of children of school age residing therein is 57, and that the number of children of school age which the organization of said proposed new school District would take therefrom is 21, also school Dis District no. 120, and that the number of children of school age which the organization of said proposed new District would take therefrom is none also school District no. Is and that the number of children of school age which the organization of said proposed new school District would take therefrom is none also District no. 27 from which said proposed District takes no children. Now therefore it is hereby ordered and notice is hereby Given that a hearing upon the said petition will be had at a meeting of said Board commencing on the 13th Day of july a. I 1897, at 3 of clock in the afternoon of said Day at the auditors office in said county at which time and place the said Board of county commissioners will hear arguments of All persons interested for or against the proposed organization of said new school District. It is further ordered that a copy of this order and notice be posted in one Public place in each of said districts so affected thereby and a copy thereof served of the clerk of each said districts so affected at least ten Days prior to said time herein set for hearing said petition and that this order be forthwith open published in the newspaper known As the Albert Lea Enterprise which is printed and published in said county and is hereby designated As the Legal newspaper for publishing the same. Dated this loth Day of april a. D. 1897. By order of the Board of county commissioners of Freeborn county Minnesota. By e. W. Gleason chairman of said Board. The following Bills were audited and then allowed Skaug clothing co goods for paupers. Of ii 50 j f Hazleton. 2 in a a Quot boarding paupers Dee 25 to Jan 20 he 21 j f Hazleton boarding paupers Jan a jut it it Kell 2o. 60 j f Hazelton boarding a pipers Fob 20 Hgt March 20quot i Hoti a Stevenson attendance Lott paupers. To not it. Belah Cim a a a 7 a g a Barde a a a a 5 25 Henrik Nissen a Quot i Mlac wedge a a a Hoo j p von Berg a a. A a 10 00 ii ii Wilcox a a a a #5 allowed. 23 00 c f town Medicine for paupers 25i pc Jensen a a a to f w Barlow a a a 3 to 8 Messing meals for paupers a 3 no mrs s. M Jones goods for paupers. 8 13 Johnson Peterson co Collin for pauper 13 00 ,1 c Matson digging grave for pauper .8oo e w Gleason poor committee work. 5 00 a Hammer a a Quot. 6 00 a it i by ii lid i ii a a a a a a Jan by february Aud March 19 t0 Simonson amp Whitcomb Blanks it it 37 20 Brown treaty it o pens. 2 30 win Mann Ai co stationery. It 20 Hammond Bros a t o stationery. 3 75 w s Booth stationery. Ijo United typewriter co stationery. 3 70 Pioneer press co stationery. To 95 a a o a a a a 35 a a a a a a Blank books. 25<m 3a a 3 50h 50 Blanks. 4 of p f Petti Bone a Foo Blank inf toys a 62 of h it j Day Blanks Aru printing 22 50 Freeborn co. Times Blanks Ami printing 34 it Alden Advance envelopes. Of Halvorsen a lore Blanks and printing 22<o a Douglass 73 freight and express 13 Bills. 7 25 postage Stamps 13 Bills. 27 50 Home furniture co chairs for training school. It w w m Welsh school registers. 7&Quot 50 j w Olsen school la \ 5 of t Hill work at jail. 150 j w seilers work at jail. 75 Oage. Hayden amp co goods fur jail. 6 .2 s j1 8vends.>n work at jail. 3fro Mallory a son fuel for jail. 21 to gripman amp Babbit fuel for jail 21 of a a a a i 50 a c Sorenson fuel for Jai. 55 70 a a a a a a a a ? Iii e l Jacobus Wood for court House 5 75 n to Sandberg Chi in n signing orders Etc i 20 a Schwab co rubber stamp. 5 00 f b Kobe rent for Telephone Jan. 972 50 f ii Fobes Quot a a feb. 972 50 f b Fobes a a a mar. �?T972 50 Jill Wilcox v. Tues fees fid allowed. 30 00 a c wedge a a10 00 s m Essi Ager meals for jurors. 3 80 licht Anderson recording Boud. I ail w amp r. E Greeley supplies for Surveyor 67 Ransom Bros Broom for county. Hut f w Barlow goods for county. I 05 Briggs drug co goods for county .2 25 Albert Lea electric Ca lights and repairs for january 9730 40 Albert Lea electric co lights for feb. 97. La id mar 97. 1170 g in Barek making plats to allowed. $00 a a a a a a5 tit j 13 Claybourne work at court House. I i p Jensen goods for coun Jensen Arlt oven goods Foi p Robt Anderson recording <1 b by set in goods Fogt a Corn j to Villi fees clerk of Eon e ii Kuoy son fees Deputy w c Mitchell sheriff fees a a boarding prot he i i Bah i it o t Iun a i i. P lilt tin a a it Brit turn i it a Hammer e Vav 11 Teuton a a to Bruno Iii committee a t Leo p ii hrs. Todd a i Odd care of p Over a Worsen a i Nee printing thus Clement Judice fees ii w Caner Constable foe la c i Fri a Sun a a Ira Cary j j Gardner a a r m it lard tier just ice a t a Vav Hopkins a a go Hopkins Elt Stacy it Stacy a a Stearns \ k not ton a k not of a a 11 r Pickering witness fee Mjohnson l j t Tuii of Lay e Jones Nels n of Gard a has Morris it Nandrew Thompson a s Anderson p j Ramsey 150 95 5. 95 11 60 9 it i 151 76 u4 67 26 94 to 12 40 i i 60 9 of 9 id 12 00 it 9 of 6 70 2 to i 75 11 of 32 80 66 53 3 15 i is i 60 3 of a to nets St teas ii Rob Kenyet s p Nelson Ole Nelson it b St. Arnet Conner Mig m Nelson Henry Harrin e \ St a Hind a j Mayland Sci Ritz l n Peterson. T j Donahue it Donovan m i. Head Billa Laid of inquest. I. \ j ii Bice in on Mot iou t Vav a a Gottl. J e a. 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