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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - July 9, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota
Freeborn county times. Tol. In. No. 35.Albert Lea. Minnesota. Friday Illy 9, 1897 twelve pages. Hotter than i j 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 Fine Brasfi suits. They Are very Nice and Cost but Little. Alpaca Coats Jorj j Short and Long Small and i Stout and slim extra Large Man. We Are Strong in. Summer underwear Bonbons real French for so cents a garment. A Good Balbriggan for 2s cents a garment. P i by n if a his a ass a i iv1 1 Itji i if in Ratwik of j ii for the multitude at prices hardly Worth mentioning. For those subject to rheumatism we recommend our Light weight imported German a health Wool a at slog a garment. There is a prevailing 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 Equality and honest workmanship. We do not hesitate to guarantee such suits and the prices Are reasonable too save a Man Money and you can do business with his. That s just what we Are doing. Keep Kool >0 Doz. Menus Black stripped shirts full length and Well sewed. Harvest Price and Trade with 0 Doz. Men s Harvest gloves Good Stock and Well made. Your Choice a word to mothers we have just receive Doz. Boys knee will sell at i a bks it a Cei Ved a lot of 2> i i h t pants which we i in we have the usual amount of a big four Fly nets this season. The ii to Mississippi. W. F. Ostrander writes entertainingly of the journey from Albert Lea to Rienzi miss. They it Pond Aday in 51. Louis the guests of former Albert laites and find friends at interesting observations. Rienzi miss., july 4, is97. 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 too 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 o 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 Aud lumber Yards in the River towns of Iowa. The Timber for these Mills is heated Down the Rivers from Northern Minnesota or Wisconsin where it should rightfully be manufactured into lumber and furniture. Ludington it. Madison and. Keokuk in Iowa and Quincy in Illinois Aud Hannibal Missouri were the principal River towns along our route and lumbering was apparently the chief Industry in each. St. Hernia is a great City full of life and activity but lacking noticeably the Rush and Jostle that characterizes Chicago. Tile principal features of interest aside from the people and their customs Are the Union depot a magnificent Structure covering 40 acres of ground shawls 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. Brattie will probably visit her 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 flying 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 lass 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 the mile. Off to the right Laid Knob the highest Point of land in Illinois stands like a silent Sentinel Fertile valleys below. At Cairo our train was take on no immense ferry boat and transported across the Ohio River. Several steamers were plying their Way from St. Louis new Orleans Vicksburg Memphis. Aud Cairo to Cincinnati Ami Pittsburg. Kentucky is very narrow at its Western end Aud 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 radius had fallen in Iowa Missouri Aud Illinois but Here no moisture had fallen for Many Days and the country is suffering from u 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 tilling ears with the new crop of Winter wheat. In tartness be Oats were ready for Harvest but a backward Spring Aud 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 tilled with fourth of july Exour zionists and sight seers on their Way to visit the great exposition at Nashville. When the train crossed into Kentucky the coloured brethers 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 Nice 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. You re truly w. F. Ostrander. Gage h ayden7 amp . Omer industries no. To of hand in hand with the Dairying interests. Farmers should not depend too much on the creameries. Flax growing and beet culture could be taken up with profit and would Rater half Aid the Dairy cause. J. H. Sier Nian presents some facts and figures to prove that there is danger of u glut in the butter Harket. In an Able paper read by a. W. I Row the successful Glenville Eream Eryman before the state dairymen a convention held at Crookston recently Are cited the favourable results Aud 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 fair 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 to 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 fast that there Are fully 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 Quot they Don t know How they could get along without the Creamery Cheeks a rut after All two Hundred dollars per year for each Farmer s family is not much to brag of Aud it teems 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 Ami 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 exp Mike the figures. One million dollars received for butter by our creameries in one year at Twenty cents a Pound represent five million pounds of butter rather More for i the average is less Thau Twenty cents. Of every county should produce five i million pounds of butter w Here would j it All go to about half the people of the in cited. Mates live of farms or i keep cows Aud do not buy butter. Aud Nauy families in cities and Nota Bly in the Southern states use very Little butter getting along with syrup i or Jelly or Ole Margarine for their bread Aud use lard or Ottelene for cooking purpose allowing three i pounds of butter per family per week i i for half the population of the flitted j states must therefore be considered a i very Liberal estimate of the extent of i the Home demand for butter. This i makes one Hundred and fifty pounds per year the consumptive limit of one family that is tins county alone furnishes enough butter for Over three thousand families five Persona 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 Aud 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 Aud butter maker 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 of every Farmer in free born county raises four acres the estimated yield being fifty dollars to the acre it will bring one million dollars. Or sugar beets might be cultivated Aud they also yield about fifty dollars to the acre even after deducting for extra labor. Loth of these crops work nicely together with Dairying. The refuse of Hie sugar beets will furnish a cheap feed for Dairy cows making it possible for the Farmer to sell part of the Hay Oats or euro he now uses for feed. The refuse in Scutching tax. Almost seventy five per cent of the weight of the Straw makes a splendid fuel Aud would enable the Creamery men to save considerable Coal. That the Price of butter is gradually going Down appears from the reports of All creameries. The question that the j Dairyman will have to face is not How much butter to can make to be pros j porous but How cheap he can sell Good j butter to dispose of it at All and still j keep running. It will be the survival of the fittest Asiu other lines Aud it is hoped thut Freeborn county Farmers will be Alert to prepare for new industries or the revival of those neglected. 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 the place. The barn was Tom to pieces Aud blown away Aud or. Hanson was found dead Twenty rods from the spot among a general wreck of dead horses cows chickens Aud 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 Ber shoes he 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 under or. Herzog a observation. They read fee a fable but they Are a terrible reality to those who were in the storm. Pointers on sugar Heel culture. J. La. . A few incidents of the recent Cyclone near Lyle. 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 Ami 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 Aud Speed. A Short distance away it struck the school House and 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 und 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 und pipe of a tubular Well were pulled up and twisted to pieces. Oue 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 after the beets Are thinned out tin ground Shouh be stirred from time to time so us to Low the air to penetrate the soil and Cheek evaporation by providing u 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 Ceils 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 eau he adjusted so Asti work Between the rows use it nut have someone to Lead the horse Aud repeat the cultivation until the leaves Shadow the ground entirely Ami would break off if work was continued in the Field. The cultivation need not be a very deep one Aud lulling up of the Hills is also unnecessary. I f a let get 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 Aud that from 4 to 5 cultivations including Hoe bugs Are necessary to attain that end. A. F. Hostel. To the Tennessee Centennial exposition via c., m. Amp St. P. By. This line offers special lows 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. U. Haisley at. Largest and Best assortment of cigars in the City at messengers
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