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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - July 9, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. Vol. Ii. Ito. 35.Albert Lea. Minnesota Friday july 9, 1897. Twelve pages. Hotter than bib a a it a a a a done to lose your temper at this Early stage of the game. Its merely a foretaste of what is in store for you if you indulge in profanity. Make preparation for hot weather. Shed that heavy undershirt throw away your Back number Felt hat Pawn the last years overcoat in some second hand store. Don one of our we Are Strong in Fine Brasfi suits. Summer underwear /1 stir 1 f ind a y j Elf Quot a Isi if in 1 ii. Fax it a vfea4 �?~i9 i v i i \ i a they Are very Nice and Cost but Little. Alpaca Coats Ftfe it i Short and Long Small and i Stout and slim extra Large Man. Bonbons real French for >0 cents a garment. A Good Balbriggan for 2> cents a garment. Yin i los for the multitude at prices hardly Worth mentioning. For those subject to rheumatism we recommend our Light weight pm ported German health Wool a at a garment. There is a Prevas Ling idea with some people that honesty and business Are two widely different things. But a True business principle cannot exist without honest value. There is no better example to be Given than the b. K. Amp . Garments. They contain style Quality and honest workmanship. We do not hesitate to guarantee such suits and the prices Are reasonable too save a Man Money i and you can do business with his. That a just what we Are booing. Keep Kool and Trade with >0 Doz. Menus Black stripped shirts full length and Well sewed. Harvest Price a word to mothers we have just received a lot of 2 Doz. Boys knee pants which Vav will sell at >0 Doz. Men s Harvest gloves Good Stock and Well made. Your Choice we have the usual amount of a big four Fly nets this ii to Mississippi. W. F. Ostrander writes entertainingly of the journey from Albert Lea to Rienzi miss. They spend a Day in St. Louis the quests of former Albert laites and find friends at interesting observations. Rienzi miss., july 4, 1897. To the times we Are spending a quiet fourth of july in tile Little Village of Rienzi in the northeastern part of Mississippi. The thermometer registers 100c above in the Shade and it would be oppressively hot were it not for the Cool Breeze that is stirring. We left Albert Lea wednesday night june 30, Over the Burlington the most direct route to St. Louis and arrived in the Missouri Metropolis about three of clock the next afternoon. Along the line in Iowa were countless Fields of Corn in various stages of growth and cultivation All showing signs of injury from the late frosts of May and june. At Keokuk we saw a Field of Ripe Barley and a few Miles further on at Canton mo., we passed Fields of Rye in the Shock. We wondered not a Little at the number of saw Mills and lumber Yards in the River towns of Iowa. The Timber for these Mills is floated Down the Rivers from Northern Minnesota or Wisconsin where it should rightfully be manufactured into lumber and furniture. Burlington it. Madison and. Keokuk in Iowa and Quincy in Illinois and Hannibal Missouri were the principal River towns along our route and lumbering was apparently the chief Industry in each. St. I mis is a great City full of life and activity but lacking noticeably the Rush and Jostle that characterizes Chicago. The principal features of interest aside from the people and their customs Are the Union depot a magnificent Structure covering 40 acres of ground Shaw s Garden the Long Railroad Tunnel to the River and the great Bridge that spans the a father of while in St. Louis we were entertained by or. And mrs. Delos wedge at their pleasant Home on Randolph Street. Or. Wedge is in the employ of the merchants traffic ., and they seem Well satisfied with their surroundings. Mrs. Wedge Nee Rose Beattie will probably visit Ber rela Tives and friends at Albert Lea and Glenville this fall. Early Friday morning we boarded the Mobile and Ohio passenger train and crossing the River we were soon living southward through Illinois. The one Hundred and fifty Miles from St. Louis to Cairo is one big Field of Winter wheat All Ripe and most of it in the Shock. About noon we Laboured up the Steep incline to Alta Bass which is located at the Summit of the Illinois Extension of the Ozark mountains. For a distance of four Miles the Grade is 1u4 it. To tile mile. Off to the right Bald Knob the highest Point of land in Illinois stands like a silent Sentinel Fertile valleys below. At Cairo our train was taken on an immense ferry boat Aud transported across the Ohio River. Several steamers were plying their Way from St. Louis new Orleans Vicksburg Memphis. Aud Cairo to Cincinnati and Pittsburg. Kentucky is very narrow at its Western end and an hours ride on the Mobile and Ohio fast express brought us into Tennessee. South of the Ohio the appearance of the country was changed. Abundant Rains had fallen in Iowa Missouri and Illinois but Here no moisture had fallen for Many Days and the country is suffering from a drouth the like of which it has not experienced since the year 1873. At Moscow Kentucky a steam Thresher was at work in the Fields and a number of hands were filling cars with the new crop of Winter wheat. In Tennessee Oats were ready for Harvest but a backward Spring and a Lack of moisture had played sad havoc with hundreds of acres of Corn. Late in the afternoon we saw the first Fields of Cotton which were not yet in Bloom. The passenger coaches were filled with fourth of july Mexcur zionists and sight seers on their Way to visit the great exposition at Nashville. When the train crossed into Kentucky the coloured Brethren gathered themselves together in the front coach to the apparent Mutual satisfaction of both themselves and the Whites but More of the negro and his condition at another time. We reached Corinth miss., at half past nine Friday evening and saturday came on to this Village ten Miles South of Corinth. Here we found the families of Emil Roebke we. Stook and John Briggs formerly of Alden and Foster comfortably settled in Beautiful Southern Homes and surrounded by Southern people anxious to do All in their Power to make them Happy Aud contented. We leave for Mobile. Alabama in a few Days and from there we May go to Tampa Florida. Yours truly w. F. Ostrander. Oiler industries needed. To go hand in hand with the Dairying interests. Gage hayde>1v amp . Farmers should not depend too much on the creameries. Flax growing and beet culture could be taken up with profit and would Aid the Dairy . H. Sierman presents some facts and figures to prove that there is danger of amp glut in the butter Riar Ket. In an Able paper read by a. We i Row the successful Glenville Creamery Man before the state dairymen a convention held at Crookston recently Are cited the favourable results and the Prosperity secured to the people of Freeborn county through the operative creameries and he strongly advises Polk county Farmers to imitate Freeborn county Farmers by building creameries and going into Dairying on a Large scale. While the writer with All other Lair minded people of the county not engaged in farming is proud of dairymen in making Freeborn county prosperous while All around us hard times and Scarcity of Money is the Rule still he doubts the Wisdom of our dairymen advising other Farmers to engage in the business. It appears that a majority of our Creamer men because of a few years of most wonderful Success Are inclined t9 believe that this condition is to last forever no matter How Many new creameries Are put in operation. It hardly seems however the logical conclusion. Figures will not lie and Here Are some cited by or. Trow Freeborn county creameries received last year Over one million dollars Cash for butter sold. This seems a Large amount but we must consider the fact that there Are full five thousand Farmers in this Vicinity and the share of each one would be Only two Hundred dollars per year. To Many of the Farmers these Creamery checks Are the bulk of their yearly Cash receipts or As or. Trow puts it a they done to know How they could get along without the Creamery checks but. After All two Hundred dollars per year for each Farmer s family is not much to brag of. Aud it seem that there is still room for More Prosperity to Freeborn county Farmers. There is a danger however of our Farmers depending too much on their Creamery checks neglecting crops Aud giving too much attention to Dairying. What will be the result if All the Farmers of the Northwest follow or. Trow s advice to imitate Freeborn county in Dairying let us examine the figures. One million Dollar received for butter by our creameries in one year at Twenty cents a Pound represents five million pounds of butter rather More for the average is less than Twenty cents. If every county should produce five million pounds of butter where would it All go to about half the people of the cited states live on farms or keep cows and do not buy butter. And Many families in cities and notably in the Southern states use very Little butter getting along with syrup or Jelly or Ole Margarine for their bread and use lard or Ottelene for cooking purposes. Allowing three pounds of butter per family per week for half the population of the United states must therefore be considered a very Liberal estimate of the extent of the Home demand for butter. This makes one Hundred and fifty pounds per Yean the consumptive limit of one family that is this county alone furnishes enough i butter for Over three thousand families five persons to the family making in All Over one Hundred and sixty five thousand pounds. Thus it is seen that two Hundred counties like Freeborn can Supply All the butter that is consumed in the United states. Two Hundred counties represent Only the extent of Minnesota and Iowa. Now allowing Illinois and Wisconsin also great Dairy states to Supply the foreign demand what will become of All the butter made in the forty one other states the final outcome can readily be guessed. At the present rate of increase in cows and new creameries it will be but a Short time when the butter Market will be glutted so much that the Price for even the Best grades will not pay operating expenses the creameries will have to be shut Down until the Supply is reduced and but ter makers will have to Hunt other jobs. Meanwhile the Wise Farmer will do Well to pay attention to other industries. Among these one of the most important ones is the cultivation of flax for fiber. If every Farmer in free born county rubes four acres the estimated yield being fifty dollars to the acre it will bring one million dollars. Or sugar beets might be cultivated and they also yield about fifty dollars to the acre even after deducting for extra labor. Both of these crops work nicely together with Dairying. The refuse of the sugar beets will furnish a cheap feed for Dairy cows. Making it possible for the Farmer to sell part of tile Hay Oats. Or Corn he now uses for feed. The refuse in Scutching flax almost seventy five per cent of the weight of tile Straw makes a splendid fuel and would enable the Creamery men to save considerable Coal. That the Price of butter is gradually going Down appears from tin reports of All creameries. The question that the Dairyman will have to face is not How much butter he can make to be prosperous but How cheap he can sell Good butter to dispose of it at All. And still keep running. It will by the survival of the fittest As in other lines Aud it is hoped that Freeborn county Farmers will be Alert to prepare for new industries or the revival of those neglected. A i. La. Siekman. A few incidents of the recent Cyclone near Lyle. Frame was made thirty years ago was stripped entirely Bare but the Frame left standing. Henry Hanson Aud wife neighbors of or. Herzog were in the barn milking when the storm struck tile place. The barn was torn to pieces and blown away and or. Hanson was found dead Twenty rods from the spot among a general wreck of dead horses cows chickens and other Stock. Mrs. Hanson was blown about Twenty rods farther on and her flesh pounded so full of Grain and dirt that she was not recognizable. Her clothes even to her shoes had been blown off. A Small child was blown a still greater distance. But received scarcely a scratch these Are Only a few incidents that came tinder or. Herzog s observation. They read Uke a fable but they Are a terrible reality to those who were in tile storm. Frank Herzog who lives three Miles Northwest of Lyle was in the City Friday and entertained his friends with a few interesting details of the Cyclone that played havoc at Lyle anti Vicinity a Short time ago. The storm swept along in a Zig Zag course in front of or. Herzog s farm swaying from one Side to the other. In his door Yard not a breath of air was stirring but just across the Road the storm Tore along with terrific noise and Speed. A Short distance away it struck the school House anti not an armful of the Structure remained. Niue Miles East of the track of the storm a Farmer found in his Cornfield a mattress and bed Spring which had been carried there in the whirl of the Cyclone. A Farmers barn and House were carried away and a few Days afterwards a note that was among his papers was picked up by a Farmer while blowing Corn some Miles away and returned to the owner. The pump and pipe of a tubular Well were pulled up and twisted to pieces. One Man who had retreated to the cellar was sucked up and tossed some distance through the air after his House had been blown away. Burr Oak Groves and entire Orchards were pulled up by the roots or had their tops twisted off. One old House whose Oak pointers on sugar beet culture. After the beets Are thinned out the ground should be stirred from time to time so As to a a Low t a air to penetrate the soil and Check evaporation by providing a mulch of Loose soil on top which is of importance in Case a crust should form after a heavy rain. Do not allow the grass or weeds to grow to any extent As this naturally will tend towards taking the nourishment away from the beets in this Wise impoverishing the crop Iii Quantity and Quality. Wherever a one horse cultivator can be adjusted so As to work Between the rows. Use it. Nut have someone to Lead the horse and repeat the cultivation until the leaves Shadow the ground entirely and would break off if work was continued in the Field. The cultivation need not be a very deep one Aud Hilling up of the Hills is also unnecessary if a beet grower expects a Good crop he wants to Bear in mind that in a beet Field there should be nothing to be seen but beets and that from 4 to 5 cultivations including Hoe Ings Are necessary to attain that end. A. F. the Tennessee Centennial exposition via c., m. Amp St. P. By. This line offers special Low rates to Nashville tenn., during the Centennial exposition from May 1st to get. 31, tickets Good to return nov. 7th. Choice of routes. For further information Call on or address e. H. Haisley at largest and Best assortment of cigars in the City at messengers

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