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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - July 2, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. Vol. Ii. No. 34.Albert Lea Minnesota Friday july a a 1s>7. Twelve Page hotter than peaces done to lose your temper at this Early stage of the game. It s merely a foretaste of what is in store for you ii you indulge in profanity. Make preparation Tor hot j weather. Shed that heavy undershirt throw away your Back number Felt hat Pawn the last year overcoat in some second hand store. We Are ser a now the banquet of the Summerset lip w Ash goods is now at its Climax. A a a Fortt pieces of the Don one of our Fine Brasil suits. Thev Are very Nice and Cost but Little. Alpaca Coats \ Short and Long Small and Stout and slim i extra Large Man. We Are Strong in. Summer underwear Bonbons real French for >0 cents a garment. A Good Balbriggan for 2s cents a garment. A a a Jacovita suisse Taconet do Alsace and others. 15c. Is the Reg ular Price have just been Laid upon our counters. For the multitude at prices hardly Worth mentioning. For those subject to rheumatism we recommend our Light weight imported German health Wool a at $1.00 a garment. No matter about the name the Superb a i a _ i is oui i la a Quality is the sub-1 Matchak Jet of interest. Price. A manufacturers Stock of shirt waists i keep Kool and Trade with tile goal problem. It is discussed the Creamery managers of the United action taken . The a a Eho it county Dairy Assoc a Toft held Weir regular meeting at the a court House Friday afternoon june i 5 the. Sec. Halvorsen read the minutes of the previous meeting which were approved. The attendance was unusually Small there being but six creameries represented. The Coal question was the first business of the meeting and or. Noble of the Albert Lea Creamery reported that he had Given the Marquette Coal a fail trial and the butter maker was Well pleased with the results. N. T. Sandberg reported that Bancroft Creamer \ had also been testing the Marquette Coal and although they had not used it Long enough to give it a fair trial lie believed that so far As they were Able to judge at present the results were Good. Or. Trow of Glenville stated that they had never used anything Blit the la Salle Coal but that they were willing to try other goods and thought it would Well to get up a healthy Competition Between the local dealers or. Johnsrud was of the opinion that it would difficult to get All the but ter makers to use one Grade of Coal As they All seemed to have their own notions in regard to this matter As Well As to Salt color machinery Etc. Or. Lawson did not believe that the test of the Marquette Coal had As yet been general enough to warrant the association in making contracts for any Quantity. Or. Sandberg informed the Assoria Tion that he had recently taken a trip through Steele ., and had called at a dozen or More creameries and that he did not find one of the number visited that were kept up in that splendid condition that has been one of the great factors in making Freeborn . The Champion Creamery county of the state and also in establishing its wide repute to on throughout the Dairy world. Or. Knatvold reported that he had investigated the matter and found that it was almost impossible for any Cream cry to give the Marquette Coal a trial unless they were located where they could receive freight on the b., R. Amp n. Ry., As the freight rates on this Coal shipped on other roads was so much higher. Or. Jacobus who Sells the la Salle Coal was called on and told the association that he was ready to make sealed bids at any time they desired to contract. Or. Sandberg then suggested that this year each Creamery act independently in regard to buying Coal and this plan seeming to meet with general approval the matter of making a United contract was dropped. The meeting adjourned until August 27. The City Council. Aldermen meet in regular session Friday evening. An extensive report on extending the sewer system on Clark Street and the waterworks on made for Coal. The applications for liquor License rejected unanimous vote. At the regular meeting of the City Council Friday evening All but Alder men Morin and Brundin were present. After the minutes of the former meet ing were read and approved clerk Halvorsen read the. Following report from Ald. Brundin a gentlemen i herewith submit an estimate of costs in extending the sewer system on Clark Street West to the school buildings and also an Extension of the water Mains on Newton Street together with the possible revenues to derived from the Extension of sewers assessments against the proper ties along its line to meet the expense of constructing the same expense Soo it. 8 in. Pipe at 38 cents Sijo. Of 350 it. To in. Pipe at 49 cents 171.50 2 manholes at $30.00, 60.00 i combined manhole flush tank 60.00 i Siphon 22.00 incidentals 41.50 total expense ss55.00 venues from assessment in blk. 7, 170 ft., in blk. 8, too ft., in blk. 14, too ft., in blk. 15, 270 ft., in blk. 16, 270 it. Total 910 ft., at 50 cents $455.00 contributed school Board 100.00 total $555.00 Extension of waterworks on Newton Street. 15 tons 4 and 0 in. Iron pipe laying 980 it of pipe at 18 cts. Two hydrants delivered 1,000 pounds of Lead $262.50 176.40 52.00 32.50 i meter delivered and incidentals 31.20 total. 8554.60 the above is based on a conservative estimate from figures obtained in the contract for the Extension of the Mains in 1894, Fairbanks Morse amp ., when prices of All material was higher than at the present Day. I have received a communication from supt. Irwin of the c., m. Amp St. P. Ry., through or. Hines regarding the gravel for filling on Newton Street. If the City can arrange with or. C. N Ruble for gravel the c., m. Amp St. P. By. Will haul and deliver it at the crossing on Newton Street for 50c. A Load the City to do its of n loading and unloading. A. G. Brundin. A the above report was referred to the committees. This being the time fixed the clerk for the hearing of the applications for liquor licenses the clerk read the application of Ole Knutson jr., and on motion of Ald. Gilbert the Council refused unanimous vote to Grant the License and the clerk was instructed to return the application fee less the expense of publication. Simi lax action was taken on the applications of a. G. Voight nebs g. Mel Vold f. W. Rallies and Anton Hanson j. L. Beesten right of Way agent for the Northwestern Telephone Exchange ., made application through a Resolution Ald. Gilbert to make connections from the East Aud West with the Long distance line that the company has already run into to is City the Resolution was Laid Over till the next meeting. A Resolution was offered Ald. Gilbert and was adopted the Council fixing the poll tax for 1897, at one Dollar if paid before july 15 and fifty cents is to added As a penalty after that Date. The appointment of Ole Nelson As night patrolman was confirmed. A proposition from e. E. Pin Ney of Waterloo Iowa to furnish the City Coal for one year at $1.10 per ton loaded at the mines was accepted and the clerk instructed to notify him at once. After allowing the following Bills the Council adjourned. J and w. A. Elliott 2d instalment on sewer800 00 n. W. Harris a ., annual interest on refunding Bond. 1000 of h. G. Day printing and supplies to 40 Halvorsen a a a a Quot 29 50 the common sort 7 so. To 51.50 goods now on Sale at 50c. To 51. About 150 of them. Al Thompson a a W. Turnbull a a Richard Teslow m will Flanigan a a we. Our a Louis Peterson a a John Thompson a a f. H. Fisk Engineer at sewer works w. Beattie Roadman at a a a a j. P. Allen a a a a a a a a a will Flanigan labor a a a a a a a l. Flanigan a a a a a a a a a m. 8. Johnson a a a a a a a a a Elmer Pettit a a a a a a a a j. R. Halvorsen salary. S. F. Chamberlain a a. M. M. Luce a a a a a a it. Tom Clement a a. Ole Nelson a a. Street labor. I 50 i so i 50 i 50 i 50 i 50 i 50 48 of 4 50 7 50 15 of 0 of 75 20 70 28 83 St of 60 of 40 of 30 of 249 00 the flax Industry. Freeborn county Well adapted for growing flax. It has been successfully raised or. Sier Man and or. Are urged to take hold of the h. Sierman writes an interesting article on the subject. In m. Halvorsen refunding sidewalk tax. I 03 Home furniture ., shades for Council chamber. 2 50 a. Lea electric Light ., lighting for the month of june. 212 50 w. W. Claybour. Hauling Sand Etc. 2 25 Scott Elben labor at pump ionised. .10 00 fair store rent of tables for election. 25 u. 8. Express ., express. 25 j. J. Sullivan special police june 15th Loo it May interesting to the readers of the times to learn that practical tests will made in Albert Lea this reason to demonstrate whether flax for Fine spinning fiber can produced successfully in this locality. Many people around Here will remember that the writer of this article agitated this subject about ten years ago made experiments and went to Ontario to investigate flax culture. But for Lack of support he had to abandon the matter though fully convinced that this valuable Industry could profitably carried on in Southern Minnesota particularly around Albert Lea where soil water climate and everything needed is just adapted to perfection. Since then considerable attention has been Given the University of Minnesota to awaken the Farmers and business men to take hold of this new culture which promises such grand results. In Minneapolis eau Claire Sioux City and other Northwestern cities Linen Mills have been built and operated for years and flax fiber has been produced in Many localities in this and in other Northwestern states. The nearest City where a flax fiber Mill is located is Northfield. This Mill commenced operations last year made a very Superior Grade of spinning fiber which was All sold at a High Price and shipped to England and there turned into fancy Linen such As the i United states imports every year to the amount of about fifty millions of dollars. To get an idea of How much value is in the flax Straw which is now usually thrown away in Minnesota As worthless it must considered that an acre of fairly Good land will produce As much As two tons of flax Straw and that about Twenty five per cent of this will the yield of the spinning fiber which is usually wort h ten cents per Pound and there is an unlimited demand for it at spot Cash. Even allowing a yield of Only one ton of Straw to the acre giving five Hundred pounds fiber at ten cents a Pound will make fifty dollars realized from the Straw now thrown away. The yield of flax seed aside from the Straw will As a Rule As Mufti As is realized per acre from any crop like Corn wheat Oats or Barley thus making tile fifty dollars obtained from the Straw a Clear gain. Now let us suppose each one of the five thousand Farmers in Freeborn . Would every year raise Only three acres of flax fiber the amount realized on flax fiber would equal to fifteen thousand the number of acres times fifty dollars giving the enormous sum of seven Hundred and fifty thousand dollars allot which could obtained from a product now usually Burnt up to get it out of the Way. In explaining the above to or. A. It. Wedge this Public spirited gent Man offered to risk the expense of a practical test. Some imported Holland flax seed was ordered and sown about May to on or. Wedges farm near the Fairgrounds. It seems that every Kernel of this seed grew the Field has a solid stand covering the ground evenly and no better looking Field of flax was Ever raised any where. At this writing june 26th, the flax is nearly three feet High and has not commenced to Bloom therefore it will grow still higher and May possibly reach the unusual height of three and a half to four feet which proves beyond doubt that Freeborn county soil and climate will produce the finest kind of flax Straw for fiber. With a few weeks More of favourable weather the writer expects to furnish samples of flax fiber to compare favourably with the very Best Quality produced in Ontario Ireland Belgium or anywhere in the world. After proving beyond doubt this summer what Quality of flax fiber can produced Here How much from an acre and How much the fiber can sold for per Pound keeping track of the expense and net profit to Farmer and to the factory there ought not to any difficulty in getting flax culture pretty Well established in Freeborn . Next year. Contrary to the beet sugar culture which requires much extra labor from the Farmer and a very expensive manufacturing Plant the flax fiber culture can established with rather Small outlay Aud very Little extra labor for the Farmer and such labor comes at a time when he is not very Busy. The Best ground to used for flax is a Timothy or Clover Field. To keep off the weeds such land might broken up late in the fall and pulverized with a disc Harrow. Next Spring shortly before Corn planting the land should pulverized and cultivated once More then seeded and no work will required until after Barley Oats and wheat have been harvested. The Only real work is pulling hand but As one person can readily pull half an acre per Day children doing it As Well a grown folks and As each Farmer will have Only a Small Patch say three to five acres such work is a Mere Trille. When the Straw is dry a pair of rollers May connected with any of tile Many Creamery engines Anil the flax threshed in the rollers and the seed cleaned Iii a fanning Tai ii also run a Belt from the Creamery engine. I Atli these machines require but very Little Power. After the. Straw is threshed it is ready for the Scutching Mills several of which no doubt will operated at Albert Lea and other Railroad stations within the county. Ii else the Farmers May themselves prepare the Straw Retting it on the grass or Iii the water of one of the Many lakes within the county and after the Straw is rented a Brake and Scutching outfit May operated together with the operative creameries thus giving All there is in it to the Farmers. A Sample of flax Straw of present growth has been left in the times office and later on samples of matured Straw with seed rented Straw and the marketable fiber will exhibited in sundry offices Banks and stores. All Farmers and business men Are respectful asked to to cooperate in this valuable venture to take it up Aud to get posted and to carry it to Success. Any further details will cheerfully furnished yours respectfully j. H. Siekman. We Rule All Blank books ledgers and dockets to order and show proof so that corrections can made if desired. Albert leu bindery and Blank Book my. Times office rare bit cigars at messengers

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