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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times Newspaper Archives Feb 19 1897, Page 1

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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - February 19, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Free Orvol. In times .12. Pages. Al Betit l e a. Minnesota a. Friday a sad life ended. S. I to tas Polino dead in bed California. In hot a first Ern Jinever on the St. Louis Road his Lite one of accidents mud sad events in i Home he lost four it his children in ten Days a it was but a Short time Atter that his Wile was called away by death Only a Short time before his death he had planned a visit to Minneapolis funeral to be held in the masonic Lodge rooms at Albert Lea s Uncial a1 i to p. M. From Tim Minneapolis Tribune Fen. 14. Ivlo Era is have been receive i in Minneapolis announcing the smitten death at National City cal., of la. S. Thomas an Engineer on the Southern Pacific Road. All the information that has been secured is that or. I Homas was found dead in his bed i riday morning Quot. Cen. Ii. Thomas of the Minneapolis Vav St. Louis Road a Brothel has telegraphed to have the remains brought to Albert Lea. Tor interment Thomas wife and four friends whose err ices and companionship the would gladly have retained and since his removal to California the visits of All. Thomas to Albert Lea have been but few. Or. Thomas was a member of the masonic Lodge of tacit v. Who will conduct the funeral services. I he Lodge makes the following Ann a Cement tile funeral of Bro. R. S. Thomas will take place at 2 of clock p. In. Munday feb. 21st at the masonic Lodge la Kerns the services will be in charge of Western Star Lodge n it. 2<> a. F. A a. M All friends Are invite. There Are Many interesting things which might be related but i fear i am trespassing on tile patience of the readers of t lie times. Lit 11, w. Of Lek n feb. 8, i a. A Ras Swetin a Gigantic monopoly the break in the Iron Pool \ <1 ame of freeze of i s i 9 we never cease to brow i i i coh Kim a a waft the result will be one i the Tost powerful i rusts in the Hist it of the country. Letter from Washington. The House of representatives its appearance decorations paintings Etc. The speakers dais the reporters clerks and officials. Vith or children. With the life of or. Thomas there lasses away a Man who has had More Dan his share of sad and a a remarkable experiences. Ile is Well known in 1m City and All Over the Northwest a or that matter. Ile commenced to in an engine when he was is years it the and has been at the throttle Tor i years. I was the first Engineer a in Loyed on the Minneapolis a St. Amis Road and worked on that Road by ten years. In the Way of accidents or. Thomas has a remarkable record lie figure a number of mishaps in this state. But came out All right. About four years ago while running on a Branch if the Southern Pacific in t in mountains. Ids engine tipped Over on him. A Stream of water from the mountains struck the engine patting out the fires it my causing an immense amount of team. No one could work at rescuing him and it was not thought that he could live through such an experience. For three hours he remained under the engine and was solidly scalded that he was Laid up for eight months amt the doctors had to graft skin from one part of his body onto another part. Immediately after in was. Taken out from in under the engine a mud Avalanche struck it. Burying the machine so deep that it required three Days to dig it out. About one year age or. Thomas was running an Oil Burner Iii Alifornia. The machine went off the track and exploded. Leery car in the train was destroyed by the flames but or. Thomas escaped la saved the lives of the passengers Iii this Case Aud Tor that matter no lives have been lost in the Large number of accidents in which he has figured. He has had some remarkable escapes from death himself and always managed to bring the passengers t Brough safely. In his Home lit or. Thomas has been unusually unfortunate. Ile lost four children inside of ten Days two it them dying the same Day. Plack diphtheria was the cause. In a comparatively Short time after that he was called on to Bury his wife. Or. Thomas was a member of the brotherhood of engineers and the Knight templars and the masons in California will see that the remains Are properly taken care of. In was a Man who made a Host of friends and was popular with Railroad men All through the Northwest. After his own sad misfortunes lie seemed to Bend his entire attention to looking out for others. Almost All of his spare time was spent in relieving the distress of his associates and doing something to make life More cheerful. His fellow engineers had such esteem for him that he was elected to represent the state of California at the engineers convention in St. Paul. Or. Thomas has a number of Brothers and sifters in the twin cities. George in Thomas j. J. Thomas Aud John Thomas of this City Are Brothers and mrs. Allison of Minneapolis and mrs. C. A. Mcclintock of St. Paul Are Sisters. One of the Sisters recently received a letter from the brother in the far West announcing that he was planning to visit the twin cities shortly on account of ill health. I lie. Peterson writes interestingly popular Branch of Congress. Ii Thi its turbulence its orators the Power the speaker. Of Engineer la. S. Thomas Bob Thomas was Well known to the citizens of Ibert Lea anti to a Large Circle of feuds in the towns along the line of e Minneapolis amp St. Louis Road rough which he ran daily during the any years he was employed by that and in the capacity of Engineer. Or. Homas built and owned a handsome silence a Block East of the Union i pot where he lived but a Short time Ith his beloved wife and children Ben death left the bereaved parents mourn the loss of daughters and in this sad affliction caused or. Homas to leave the company and the editors times some one has Lik ened the House of representatives to a great auction wherein tin speaker knocks it of legislative bargains at a rapid rate. The analogy however is somewhat farfetched though the sessions Are sometimes noisy a Busine like and even tumultuous in comparison with the austere Anil dignified Senate. The House Hamber bears a general resemblance to that of the Senate though far less ornate More crowded and i elaborate. Tin speaker is somewhat elevated behind an ornamental Marble dais with Reading clerks reporters Aud other House officials having position just in front and below him. Altogether constituting quite a characteristic and imposing feat tire of the chamber. A number of paintings adorn tin Walls and they Are numerous in the Rotunda and corridors of the Capitol. Some englishman i forget whom said that we were better lighters than artists doubtless thinking the reference to our patriotism sufficiently complimentary to excuse the gentle satire regarding our paintings. I submit however that Many works of Art which beautify the american Capitol Are hardly excelled anywhere and teach inspiring lessons of history and patriotism. The remark is Many times ventured that political oratory with us is wanting that we have no websters clays and Calhoun in our Congress. I 1&Quot not think the remark can be justified. Parliamentary procedure Aud the methods of legislation have much changed one sees very Little and the occasions for Demotis rat Ive. Persuasive eloquence both before the bar and in Congress Are very rare. A clearcut concise and Correct statement of tact on the floor of the House and careful business like ability in the committee room Are the qualities we desire in our statesmen and the dumb member u to votes carefully is greatly to be pilfered to the so called statesman who is so pleased with his own mellifluous voice As to continually use it the dumb statesman is at times undesirable the Over tal Kittiver one is an intolerable bore. There Are great men of course in the House and also men of very mediocre ability. The House comes directly from the people anti is at any time the direct product of our politics As it is and the condition of politics at any time fixes the Standard of the House. Like every popular legislative body it is turbulent disorderly and aggressive and this feature compared with our dignified considerate Senate is decidedly marked. The popular notions for example the question of arbitration stirs the House to almost immediate action. The Sena tors lean Back in their seats and say a let us consider this thing awhile we refuse to be the Senate is the great Check the conservative element. Between a too arbitrary president and a too turbulent House. The Power in the House lies with the speaker to an extraordinary degree placing him next to the president whereas in rules of order Anil otherwise the senators Reserve these Powers to themselves. When a member addresses the House he is almost always oratorical especially if a new member and interested members gather around him standing and seated. He is frequently interrupted and it is remarkable in the disorder How the reporter gathers everything but he does. And by the Aid of amanuensis graph phone. Typewriter and the Printer we have the debates ready in the record a few hours after occurrence the debaters often a a fixing up a their remarks with the reporter when they have been too personal vituperative and Slang. Clilia Ltd a feb. 12.�?a Perial to til in a from Pittsburg say the reported j visit to this City of president Gates of la Illinois steel o no puny. Is regarded by the Iron men a a matter of the very highest importance and us con a fir Matory of a report which has Leen m Cir Culin lion among the heavy capital j its of the Iron Industry for s Ane Days a past that a combination is in Progress of formation for the organization of the greatest Industrial Trust of modern times. The Story goes that messes. Ca nudge. Rockefeller and j. Moreau have in View the Elm int on of a Gigantic monopoly for the control of la Iron producing interests of the United states. It is a fact not generally known that tile control of til Illinois St eel company has lodged in the House of j. Pierpont Morgan for the last year a Syndicate represented by him having acquired the holdings of tin scotch and Massachusetts capitalists which gave them a majority of the Stock and Bonds of the company. Control of this great company was obtained at a very Low figure owing to tin hard times and shrinkage of bus Tess but the men who put tiv air Money into tin concern have unlimited capital Aud Are Well prepared to stand any kind of a according to the Post Rockefeller Morea to and Carnegie were in an Alliance with half a dozen or More smaller concerns in various Industrial centers and Felt that they were being handicapped by the partnership. All at once this great Iron producing combination went to pieces and the heavy concerns proceeded to Mark prices Down 25 and 35 per cent. Making enormous contracts with railroads Ani other Consumers at figures that were simply paralysing to the smaller concerns. Within a period of three Days it has become evident that the fight was one which end in his survival of the fittest a and it i now Plain to the world that concerns that Are not very Strong will in Hie course of time have to go to the Wall or suffer themselves to be absorbed by the heavy weights. It is a a freeze out game a pure and simple and that is what the Iron interests Aud the Bankers of Pittsburg believe to be Tinl a Way now in the Iron tie i i. A Minneapolis Tribune. Owl log to our rapidly developing business we Are obliged to our present Saleroom the South half of our basement 44x122 feet thus affording us an increase of >0 per cent in capacity and a total door space for the Sale of goods of Over sixteen thousand Square feet. Interior entrances of easy ascent and on the plan will be provided Lor the convenience of Promise to serve you better than Ever. A abroad customers. Gage and v e the Spring dress goods a a Are now soliciting your inspection dress goods dress goods dress goods dress goods from merry England a priest Lvi a. From Lyons \ Gay Paris from the industrious germans. From the enterprising americans As Well remember that the place to find Choice oysters raw. Mowed or Fried is at m. W. Sawyers East Clark St any person desiring Garden Anil Flower seeds can obtain them by addressing congressman j. A. Tawney House of representatives Washington Hist. Ltd Columbia. Thousands of people Are looking California Ward. I hey want to know where to go and raise fruit and How to travel cheaply and comfortably. For full information regarding these que., tons address California Bureau of in formation Box 573, Cedar rapids la teachers examinations. Teachers examinations in and for Freeborn county will be held As Fol lows Oakland beginning tuesday. March at i a. In. Alden beginning Friday March 5, at 9 a. In. Albert Lea a beginning saturday. March 13, at 9 a. In. J. W. Olsen. County superintendent of schools Albert Lea. Minn., feb. 15, i Sot. T Here a Folwell bros., the honest quakers Brodhe amp is the famous of Jamestown and there Are others coming Day by Day Gage Hayden amp co. Momb 8 believing that the Opportunity exists for a first class millinery store in this City we have purchased the big four millinery department and Wall conduct it in the same Liberal and up to Date style that has Given our millinery business in Fairbank such a conspicuous Lead. Our Spring announcements will be made in season and in the meantime we shall be pleased to serve All our friends. Mrs. Williamson miss Sweet. Rabbit protectors i a quickly put on last for years. Only 2vj cents. 3t 4 f. A. Rolph agent. Playing Caros. A the Cedar rapids Routt a High Grade playing cards a for Sale by All agents of the in c. R. Amp n. By. At the following prices 15c per pack two packs 25c 81.50 per dozen. Trier direct from agents or scud stamp., or Money order to the undersigned and cards will be sent postage or express paid. J. Mouton g. In amp t. A., i v car rapids la. Low Bates to Mobile Alabama and new Orleans Louisana via c. M. Amp St. P railway. For the Madi Liras carnival to be held at Mobile. Alabama arid new Orleans Louisiana mar. 2nd, the c. M. Amp St. P., will sell round trip tickets at very Low rates. Tickets on Sale feb., 32 to 28 inclusive with return limit of 30 Days. For rates and particulars apply to your local ticket agent. The Way to California. The Best route and most Complete service to California and til West Are uttered by tie . Jul a n. By. Through their tourist car excursions. Each tuesday during the Winter season a Pullman tourist Sleeper will be attached to it it b., c. R. A n. Train no. 2, which leaves Albert Lea at 2 35 p. It. This ear will run through to los Angeles and san Francisco via Kansas City. It. Worth Texas Al paso and til Southern Pacific ry., the Ideal Winter route insuring passengers Security against delays from storms Aud Snow blockades. I he rate per berth to los Angeles or san Francisco is Only and the tourist has every Comfort and accommodation of the regular Pullman. For descriptive pamphlet giving full information regarding these excursions Call on C. La. A n. Agents or address the undersigned. J. Mouton. G. A t. A., apr i Cedar rapids Iowa Ole o. Lee Emmons. I have sold my farm and purchased this Fine Stock of general merchandise. I shall give my entire attention to my store and am bound to succeed. I intend to keep everything my customers want and my prices shall always be so Low that when you Trade with me once you will have enough left so that you can come again. Remember i keep everything you want and my motto is a flow prices Good goods and fair dealing. Ole o. Lee Emmons Minn. If you a re in need of highest of All in Leavening strength a latest u. S. Govt report. Medical treat men for any chronic or surgical disease you can i More comfortable and recover More quickly at. Absolutely powder pure Albert Lea Hospital than at Tov it own Home. %

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