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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - July 23, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. Vol. Ii. No. 37.Albert Lea Minnesota Friday july �3, 1� >7. Twelve pages. The honest boy in rubble. The Rio Pouk. Id summer Clearing Sale. De Boss am sick an dead Man gone fishes an Dis store full wid goods. De Boss Boht a Hill raft us goods for de a j j a fur t Tau i Winter. Over 2 Hundred Coats wid fur onto dem already cum an he in buying plenty mor when he goes to no York i dont kno where to put All dose when Dey cum. Old Mann Strauss says dem summer suits go for Cost dem ice Cream suits go for Cost dem Straw hats go for Cost it has attracted More people to our store than any similar movement we have Ever conducted. We wish particularly to impress upon the minds of the people that none of the shoes included in this Sale Are in any Way Interior every pair is of our Superior warranted makes. N ladies oxblood Bootee dime toe Worth 5l7>. Ladies mahogany cloth top oxfords a Beautiful shoe Worth >l7>. Ladies oxblood Oxford i ies dime toes Worth $l50. It n no r. R. Dem spider web undershirts go for Cost de Boss Means wot he Saiz take a honest boys word an go to you will have plenty Geld left after you buy of Strausss in Iii 1 rapid growth and development in some localities. Drove out to the mechanical and agricultural College which is located a mile East of the City. Here we were pleasantly entertained by members of the faculty who were spending their Hummer vacation in the Laboratory i experimenting with blood serum As a cure for Texas fever in cattle. The institution has an attendance of three Hundred students Ami is most beautifully located and thoroughly equipped. They have a flue farm Well stocked with High Grade cattle Aud strange to say a Creamery which was the first an election under the Quot ii i Sippi option Law. And Only one we saw in the state. It effect of constitutional amendment on was neat nicely arranged and Well the negro vote. Mobile and its import ladies Tan vesting top Oxford ties Rochester make Worth slog. Ladies oxblood Oxford ties Rochester make Worth $u00. Nothing charged for repairing uppers. A few pairs ladies coloured Button and lace shoes Worth $2.25 and $2,75, to close out Gage Hayden amp co. So is thriving up to Date , energetic business centers. Knee As a shipping Point. A delightful trip to it. Clear. Mobile ala., july 16, 1897. To the times we left Northern Mississippi the first of the week and stopping at various Points in Central and Southern Mississippi we arrived in this City thursday morning. We stopped off at the pleasant Little City of Tupelo which is located at the commencement of the Prairies forty nine Miles South of Corinth. The Prairies Are about fifty Miles Long extending Westward into the Central part of the state and eastward some Twenty five or thirty Miles into Alabama. In this Section of the country the soil is quite dark and notwithstanding the universally Light rainfall this season the Cotton and Corn which Are their chief crops Are looking Fine. The Fields were mostly Large Aud Laid out in symmetrical order. There were Many wire fences and the country reminded us More of Home Thau any we had yet seen. At Okolona on tuesday we attended a local election which was held under the Mississippi option Law. The voting was quiet and orderly and conducted exactly like our Minnesota elections. The negro vote in Mississippi has been reduced to a minimum by the provisions of the constitutional amendment adopted in 1890, requiring that each voter should be Able to read write or to interpret a Section of the state Constitution to be read to him by the registrar or by the judges of election. There seems no reason to doubt the assertion of the citizens that the vote of any eligible negro is accepted and counted. We left Okolona before the results of the election were declared but As All except ten of the seventy five counties in Mississippi have voted out the Saloon we presume that Chickasaw county went dry. At Starkville equipped but so Small that a Freeborn county Dairyman might possibly mistake it for a Cream vat or a churn. We visited Columbus on the Tom Bigbee River and found it up to Date in the Way of electric lights sewer system Etc. The resident portion of the City was built in tile typical Southern style with great Hall ways wide porches and artistic porticoes supported by enormous pillars in some cases thirty feet in height. Columbus is a City of about 6,000 it has a Large Cotton Mill foundry Gas and electric plants. It is Here that the ladies state Industrial College is located. And it boasts a larger enrolment half past eight the train making Twenty four stops in thirty three Miles. Mobile has a population of 40,000, and is one of the oldest cities in the United states. The City is situated on Mobile Bay about forty mile from the Gulf and is from ten to twelve feet above the sea level. Near the River r int in the North part of town there is an enormous elevator with a delivering capacity into holds of vessels of 10,-000 bushels per hour and an unloading capacity of 1>0 ears every Twenty four hours. We. Went Down to the wharf arum watched the unloading process of a cargo of coconuts. The boat came from grand command one of the Caribbean islands a and contained 100.000 coconuts. The work of unloading was All done by negroes and they were the toughest looking outfit we Ever saw. Each one carried a Basket containing Twenty five coconuts from the hold of the vessel and emptied them into Large Gunny sacks returning to the boat with the empty Basket making an endless Black Chain from the boat to the wharf shed that kept on revolving until the last Coconut had been removed. In i890 there were 3,398,714 coconuts and 1,887,059 Bunches of bananas imported and unloaded at the wharves in this City and this year s re than the Young men s agricultural j seipts Are expected to be much in sex school at Starkville. Although the Cess of previous years. The total ship negro population of Columbus is in the i ment of Cotton from this port in 1896 majority the City is an Active energetic business Center. Wednesday afternoon we passed through Meridian a City of about 12,-0u0.�?~ and a Large Railroad and manufacturing Point. They have not had saloons in Meridian for a number of years which is quite remarkable considering the size and importance of the City. In the evening we arrived at Citronelle thirty three Miles North of Mobile. Two years ago tile place had a population of three Hundred but since then Northern immigration has poured in so rapidly that it now claim nine Hundred inhabitants. Truck Gai Deni Gand fruit growing Are the principle industries of the place. Three crops can be grown on the same land the same year. Land a few Miles from the Village eau be bought for from is to s3 per acre but in town where this same land sold for that Price two years ago the owners Are now asking from $25 to $30, and seem to be in Earnest about it. Thursday morning we took the Citro i Nelle Short line for Mobile and arrived we in this weather beaten old City about was 211,708 Bales of which 109,701 went to Points in the United state 72,000 to great Britain and the remainder to different countries in Europe and to Mexico. The total shipment of Pine lumber from this port for the year ending sept. I 1896, was 172,403,106 superficial feet and of hard Wood 575,349 cubic feet. There Are factories foundries ice plants and other industries but As yet Mobile cannot be called a manufacturing Center. There is a Large vegetable produce and fish Market on Royal Street where tons of these commodities Are disposed of daily. In the fish Market we saw All species of the finny tribe both of fresh and Salt water. The red snapper Pompozo founder Mullet Shad Aud Mackerel Are the most in demand. We find that farming and fruit growing in the immediate Vicinity of Mobile Are not carried on As extensively As we were at first informed. Large quantities of cabbages and Irish potatoes Are shipped North in May but blight kills the Pear Aud peach Orchards and in fact the Good peaches and the Bartlett Pear and All other varieties of fruit except watermelons and figs Are imported from Georgia. To Day we visited the famous Shell Road extending seven Miles along the Bay Shore. It is a magnificent Highway tile material used in construction is principally Oyster shells and the Road is As White and smooth As a Cement walk. This Road and other property along the Shore was greatly damaged by the terrific storm of 1893, evidences of which May still be seen. Thursday evening we took a Steamer Down the Bay to Point Clear a popular summer resort across the Mobile fifteen Miles from the Gulf. The trip was most delightful and we found the resort a most picturesque place. The grounds comprise thirty acres and besides the Large hotel that can furnish accommodations for three Hundred guests the Bay Shore is dotted with summer cottages. Around these cottages there Are great Magnolia live Oak Cedar and Pine Trees from whose boughs hang Long streamers of Spanish Moss swaying idly in the Cool refreshing Gulf Breeze. In connection with each cottage there is a Dock which extends out into the Bay to the Bath House and bathing is the one great pleasure. In the morning the Bay is generally Calm but about ten o clock a Breeze comes in from the Gulf the Waves grow higher and about noon during the tide they will sometimes Roll Over your head if you do not avoid them. Fishing ifs excellent and you often see Large schools of Mullet leaping from the water to get out of the Way of larger fish. Yesterday morning we went Down the Bay Shore to watch some Oyster fishermen open their Rake of the previous Day and we had the satisfaction of knowing that for once in our lives we were eating fresh oysters for we opened the shells ourselves. A boat leaves Mobile every tuesday for Tampa Florida requiring six Days to make the round trip but As we have not so much time at our disposal we must of necessity abandon our proposed trip to the Laud of oranges and Flowers. To Morrow we will visit Spanish fort Blakely and other fortifications where the terrible onslaught of Farragut Battle ships were so desperately resisted by the Navy and troops of the confederacy. Respectfully Vav. F. Ostrander. We need the drainage. Fresh broken crackers cheap at the Cracker factory. Of Albert Lea. July 2<>, is1.?. Editors of the times i was pleased to notice an editorial in your last paper in re Ard to dividing the county up into drainage districts for the purpose of draining the waste lands and shallow lakes in the county and providing for assessing the expense of reclaiming these lands against the land actually benefited. Since Reading your article i have carefully read the Law on the subject and weighed the matter in every possible Light and have come to the conclusion that the county commissioners owe it As a duty to the county to proceed under the Law and make it possible for those owning such lands to have them drained by a United Effort and at the expense of those whose lands will be benefited. It is usually the Case that parties owning Low lauds Are anxious to have it drained but it is next to impossible to have them All ready and willing at once and the matter is delayed till one or More attempt to do the work on their own account. This leads to the injustice of one person performing the work that should be done by All concerned but it does worse it leads to half doing the work. What is wanted is a comprehensive scheme under a Good Engineer with All tile Means needed to do the work thoroughly. Your estimate that one sixth of the county needs draining is none too High. If the commissioners can find a Way to add one sixth to the assessable property of the county without Cost it would seem to be a Plain duty for them to adopt it. The fact that the county becomes responsible for the work and gives its Bonds to pay for it in the first instance is no objection because the county has authority and is required to collect All the costs Aud expenses out of the land to by drained. As a moderate tax payer i must say i regret that the county commissioners did not take some action i at their last meeting and begin the work of draining the waste lands in j the county. It would be a Good investment in Tim end. For the county to Drain the land and pay every Dollar of the expense of drainage it would come Back ten fold in taxes but in this instance we get a Large amount of taxable Lan i without Money and without Price. The work should be done tile quicker the better. A tax Hayer. Resolutions of respect at its first meeting after the death of or. J. La. Larkin the anti Saloon league ordered the following resolutions of respect published and spread upon tile minutest Quot resolved that in the death of or. Larkin we have lost a brother and Albert Lea a Man who in life was not Only an ornament to the Chur ii society and citizenship to Winch lie belonged but one who added to tile More common Virtues that Noble purpose to deny himself and labor for the Good of his fellow Man that is full exemplified Only in the life of the blessed master. And be it remembered that in the Days of doubtful methods disgraceful compromises and of stolid indifference to the evils of the drink traffic this Man stood for a pure life Public Honor and eternal enmity to the bitterest and most insidious curse of the Day in which he h. I. Petran i Ula Rem e wedge i opera at Tetonia. Com. The famous Andrews opera Coiny any has closed a successful season and is now at Horal at fake Teton a Park at Waterville on them a St. L. R. R. Their presence there make tile Midsummer carnival advertised for saturday and Sun Lay july 24 and 25, possible. In a specially erected Pavilion holding Quot Moi people Quot Fra Dis Volos will be Given saturday evening the 24th, and the next evening it Hilbert a Sullivan s sparkling opera the Quot i Rater of Penzance Quot will by put on. There will also be afternoon attractions. On saturday base Ball. Norse races and water sports to san Cay bicycle races and aquatic base Ball. There will be plenty of music of course. Lake Teton a proved itself a delightful resort last season. It ids fair to be still More popular this year. The opera company numbers fifty people has been playing the Large Western cities the past season and Iii ,2tve two great performances. The round trip Railroad rate which includes admission to All entertainments. Is 81.49. Sunday a special train leaves Albert Lea for Lake Titonka Park at 10 50 a. In. Returning train leaves Lake Teton a i Quot Ark at 10 45 p. In. Hot or cold drinks at Sawyers. When All else fails to cure Hazlet a headache capsules give Quick Relief. Try them

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