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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - July 16, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. Vol. Ii. No. 36. Albert Lea Minnesota Friday july to Iso Quot. Twelve pages. Hotter than Don t 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 year s overcoat in some second hand store. Don one of our we Are Strong in Fine crash suits. Summer underwear they Are very Nice and Cost but Little. Alpaca Coats j fat i Short and Long Small and i Stout and slim i extra Large Man. For the multitude at prices hardly Worth mentioning. Bonbons real French for >0 cents a garment. A Good Balbriggan for 29 cents a garment. For those subject to rheumatism we recommend our Light weight imported German health Wool 9 a at is of a garment. Keep Kool and Trade with Board of county hold their regular july outline of their work. The Board of county commissioners let at the court House monday at Iree p. ., and completed their work esterday morning. The first in order f business was the report of the audit Oard which was approved by the com missioners. Before proceeding with the routine Ork the Board completed arrange Lents for taking out a Cyclone instr nce policy for 89,000 on the court Louse. Forty seven names were then added 3 the list from which the jurors Are Rawn to replace those who served using the May Terra of court. A res Lution to set aside a half acre of land t the poor farm to be used As a burial round for paupers was adopted. A edition to form a new school District i Bancroft was rejected. A petition o form a new school District As Fol we was granted All of Sec. 19 and 0 n % Sec. 30 new % Sec. 29 s x Sec. 8, town of Moscow All of Sec. 13 e Jec. 24 and new 34 Sec. 24, town of Iceland. Several personal applied ions to be changed from one school District to another were granted. 8150.00 was appropriated to the town f Nunda for Graveling the Road be Ween Emmons and twin lakes a efficient amount was appropriated o the town of Riceland to put the Road running from these Corner of Section 2, to the so Corner new % of Section 9, in a passable condition and to place Ridge Over Turtle Creek. Hartland township was voted 8100 a be used on county Road running rom the Center of Section 16, on the Quarter line to the Center of Section 9. Ltd reborn was allowed 8100 to build a it Ridge on the county Road across the 3obb River in Section 16, Freeborn. Aug. 30, 1897, at the poor farm at 2m. Were the time and place set for a learing of the petition for the follow no change in Road to change the Bancroft and county line Road by vacating and changing that portion of it it a Point on the South line of Sec. 21, Bancroft where it connects with or intersects the so called Geneva Road my running thence in a northerly erection through said Section to the North line of same and by causing said portion of said Bancroft and county line Road to be changed from the present location and Laid from a Point commencing on a Quarter line on the South of Sec. 21, and running thence North on said Quarter line through said Section to the North line of the same to the so Corner be % Sec. 16, in said town. Said Road when changed to be a Public Highway four rods wide. The petition of a. Ii. Bartlett of Glenville and others for a change in county Road Vas considered and 3 . Sept. 15, 1897, at Glenville were set As the time and place for hearing the petition. The following Resolution overed by a. G. Brundin was Laid Over the Board of county commissioners of Freeborn county do hereby order and determine that the said county be Aud the same is hereby organized into a drainage District under and by virtue of the provisions of Chapt. 125 of the general statutes of 1894. The commissioners placed the 1897 tax Levy for the county expenses at four Mills based on the following estimate Justice fees 84< police etc., 8150 jurors in Justice court 8100 witnesses in Justice court 8150 grand jurors 8550 Petit jurors 8950 witnesses in District court 8400 court reporter 8300 special bailiffs 8150 printing books stationery etc., 81,700 expense of disposing of insane 8600 inquests 8100 Board and washing for prisoners. 8800 returns of births and deaths 8150 Road and Bridge fund 82, xxi poor fund 82,500 postage and express 8150 fuel for county and jail 81.200 fees of county of Iesals. 83,000 salaries of county officials 89,500 miscellany. 83,150. Talmadge at Clear Lake. Ii a description of its climate soil and a bad place to temperature is High but a Cool Breeze from the Gulf. The Cotton Plant and its Cood for an abundance of fruit this travellers on their Way to Mobile. Ala. Special excursion july i8th, to hear him. On sunday july 18th, Rev. T. Dewitt Talmadge the world famous preacher and orator will preach in the Lake Park Pavilion at Clear Lake Iowa. For this occasion the Chicago Mil Wauke and St. Paul railway will run a special Low rate excursion train from Albert Lea to Clear Lake. Special train will leave Albert Lea at 7 50 of clock a. In. Fare for the round trip 81.40, which includes free admission to Lake Park and the Pavilion to hear the Sermon. All grocery receive fresh crackers from the factory big Yuuki now offer the following extraordinary values ladies Wash suits,1 separate skirts and jackets Organ Dies and lawns regular 55.00 goods now $1.50 75c out of five dozen a a a a a a a a a a Navy Blue Duck suits we have just six part polka dots and stripes regular $1.90 goods at 79c. Our manufacturers agent having heard of our 19 cent Price on Mulhouse Organ Dies immediately uttered to take our entire Stock of them. Of course the other was accepted we reserving Only a few of the choicest patterns As we cannot afford to be entirely out of these most desirable Wash fabrics for a month yet. I hey Are 30 cent goods for 15 cents. Your Money a Worth we guarantee. C o o downright rightness in Selling off our $3.50 walking shoes at All the $3 styles in walking shoes at $1.08. Gage Hayden the big amp company. Four. Gage Hayden amp company. Booneville miss., july to 1897. This is a Thrifty Little Village of 1500, located in Prentiss co., on the Mobile aft Ohio r. R., Twenty Miles South of Corinth. It is an extensive Cotton shipping Point and markets annually Over 8000 Bales. Truck gardening is also carried on successfully and Many of the Early vegetables in the Northern markets Are shipped from this Point. The place has become so famous on account of its Large luscious tomatoes that they Are sought for in Chicago markets and Are often listed on the Bill of fare As a Booneville As in Minnesota the season was unusually late Here this Spring and it is claimed that Cotton is from three to four weeks behind what it generally is at this time of the year. In some sections of the country Corn Cotton and Clover have been injured by drouth but it is not general and will have a local if any affect on the Market. At present Cotton is about knee High and is full of red and White blossoms. When the Blossom first appears its color is White but on the following morning it changes to a dark Rich red and the third Day it Falls off leaving the Hall which is somewhat the shape of but a trifle smaller than a thirty two Caliper Bullet protected by leaves arranged in a triangular form. The most successful Cotton raisers Plant the Cotton thick in drills three feet apart and after it attains the height of from three to four inches thin it out to one stalk in a Hill from twelve to fourteen inches apart. An average yield is 600 pounds of seed Cotton or 200 pounds of lint or ginned Cotton to the acre. Cotton is generally Laid by the latter part of july and requires no further attention until the first of september when it is ready for the first picking while the second and last picking is finished about the first of december. There will be an abundance of fruit Here this season in the Way of apples peaches and pears. The Early varieties of peaches were Ripe about the first of june and the later varieties Are not in the Market yet. The crop of blackberries is a sight to behold along the Creek Bottoms. They Are so abundant that they Are practically worthless and arc going to waste by the Carload. The grape crop while not unusually Large is very fair and will be in the Market in about three weeks. The first crop of Irish potatoes ripened the latter part of May and there is a very fair yield. The second crop will be planted about the first of August and will Ripen about the Middle of october. Pea Vine which is used for Hay is looking Well on Bottom land and covers the ground nicely although it is not considered too late to sow this crop if wanted for Hay the last of this month. Oats were harvested the first of july and in some localities they were somewhat injured by drouth. The Mast this year throughout this Section of the state is unusually heavy and thousands of hogs will be fattened upon it entirely. In regard to the temperature i will say that it is warm enough to suit anyone in fact the thermometer has registered about too 0 in the Shade every Day since we have been Here but it is not that sultry oppressive heat so characteristic of the warm weather in Southern Minnesota for there is a never failing and refreshing Breeze from the Gulf that commences to blow about nine o clock in the morning and continues until nearly six in the evening. We have not experienced since our arrival any of those hot winds which Are so destructive to crops and we Are assured by old settlers that they Are unknown in this Section of the state. There was a heavy rain fall this afternoon and the temperature was Down to 80 0. It requires nearly a week for a Northern Man to become reconciled to the water As it is All soft and has a Flat taste that entirely fails to satisfy the thirst until you become accustomed to it. There Are two kinds of soil in Northern Mississippi the Black soil of the Bottom land and the chocolate coloured soil of the Upland. The former will yield a fair crop with Little or no fertilizing but in wet seasons it is not so productive As the Upland. The higher lands Are Light and require considerable fertilizer to insure a Good crop. The Mississippi Farmer however is essentially a land robber taking everything from the soil and returning to it As Little As possible but in spite of this vicious system of farming any piece of land will produce to the acre 200 lbs. Of lint Cotton 25 bushels of Corn 150 bushels of Sweet potatoes and from 40 to too bushels of Gruters peanuts with proper fertilization the productiveness of these lands could be trebled. The season is remarkably Long. Beginning in february the Mississippi Farmer knows nothing of the value of fall blowing he plows his Field and by the Middle of March the season is ready for planting. Cor i May be planted any time from the Middle of March to the 20th of Lune though it is often planted As late As the first or even the second week in july when it frequently ripens before the Early frosts and makes a Fine crop. To obtain the Best results Cotton is planted Between the tenth and twentieth of april and Sweet potato slips May be set out Anjer time from the Middle of May to the 20th of june. The wonderful length of the Southern season is forcibly illustrated by an Experiment recently made at a farm in this state. In november a certain Field was sown to wheat which was harvested and threshed the following june when Corn was planted on the same ground. In november the Corn was gathered and wheat again put in. This rotation was continued for three years with an average yield of Twenty bushels of wheat per acre Aud thirty eight bushels of Corn. Half the state of Mississippi is covered with forests and much of the Timber is valuable in the Market the White Oak which is found in nearly All parts of the state is the most valuable Timber and there is a Good demand for the scaly bark Hickory which grows in the River Bottoms. Yellow or hard Pine grows abundantly in the Hills but within convenient distance of shipping Points it has for the most part been Cut Down and manufactured into lumber. The red and Post Oak and the Poplar Are also much sought after for commercial purposes. The Sweet Magnolia with its Large White blossoms so famous in verse and song Box Wood Larch Mulberry and other varieties of ornamented Trees grow every where and vines shrubbery and Flowers flourish in great profusion. With its productive but undeveloped soil its genial climate and Large annual rain fall Mississippi bids fair to become a Bright and particular Star in the sisterhood of states. All that is needed is improved methods of farming and More persistent Industry among the people. To the Northern Emigrant these fruitful lands Selling often times at a ridiculously Low figure offer extraordinary opportunities for acquiring wealth and Comfort and he is already Drifting hither. This week we will be in Mobile Aud other Points on the Gulf. Very truly w. F. an overproduction. Creamery Riana Fer Trow of Bienville takes exception to or. Siermans statement. Or. Editor in your last Issue or. Sierman stated the weekly consumption of butter took three pounds per family and judging by those same figures he concludes that we have reached the Point of overproduction. This would make a per capita consumption of in of. Per Day. Now if or. Sierman is fond of Good butter will he confine himself to the use of in of. Per Day or less than it of. Per meal for a few weeks and then Tell us what he thinks of overproduction. There Are no More cows today in the baited states than Twenty years ago according to the population. Sex. Gov. Hoard says that he has heard this same cry of overproduction for Over thirty years and still the Dairy Farmers Are the fellow s that Are getting to the front. Several of our Farmers that Are now carrying Cheeks issued Over two years ago by an Albert Lea flax filler Mill have quite naturally concluded that there is an overproduction of flax Straw. I Don t want to say a word in discouragement of any new Industry that May take Root in the imagination of our City friends but i think that a few Days of pulling has Straw would considerably Dampen their ardor for the Farmers welfare. But i will say and i think it the sentiment of every conservative Farmer of Freeborn county that we now know very nearly where we Are at and we believe it Wise to continue along those lines of farming that have brought Success and in which by experience Aud study we have become to a degree proficient. Our Export butter Trade is now in a very promising condition and the Knock out blows recently dealt Ole Margarine and filled cheese by our dairymen have put them in too Good a humor for listening to any doleful song of overproduction. A. W. Trow

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