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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times Newspaper Archives Mar 12 1897, Page 1

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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - March 12, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. i Tao is. Mississippi letter. The trip Froh Albert Lea to Corinth of Spring at St. Loi is open Ponds and Rivers. The negro in evidence South of Cairo he rides in a coach of his own. Green Fields and last years cot ton Fields. Awake at Corinth to find the Birds singing mild air and Spring Rains. Discretion of Corinth and the old Battle grounds. Vav. F. Ostrander seated before an open door with his coat off writes to his friends in the North and feels comfortable. A. F. Converse and myself left Albert Lea tuesday March 2nd, via the c. M. A St. R. By. For Corinth miss. We were obliged to wait thirty minutes at Austin for the South hound train which was the Only delay or change we made Between Austin and St. Louis. We were Given the service of a reclining chair ear from Ottumwa Iowa to St Louis where be arrived wednesday morning at 7 of clock i Here was no appreciable difference in the temperature or die amount of Snow at the close of our first Days journey but when we awoke wednesday morning in the Vicinity of St. Louis the Snow had vanished the streams and Ponds were open Aud there was evidence of the coming Spring. At St. Louis we made close connections with the Mobile amp Ohio line and came through to our destination without delay or change of ears. At Cairo our train was transferred by ferry across the Ohio River which at this season of the year is very High and the experience was thrilling Aud delightful. Thousands of acres of Timber land along the Mobile amp Ohio by. Are completely submerged and in Many places the water has risen to within a leu feet of the track. As soon As we crossed the River we were deprived of the society of the negro for this makes the Boundary of his social equalities and he is compelled to ride in his own spec 1 Ial coach. When we reached Tennessee we commenced to see Green Fields of Gram which became More general As we travelled further South and in the Southern part of the state on either Side of the track were Large Fields of last year s Cotton stalks still standing As it was yet too Early to prepare the ground for this years crop. As we travelled further South we noticed that the Negros became More numerous it seemed As though there was More of them at each successive station and we watched their pranks with some degree of interest. But when we reached Corinth we saw so Many that they were no longer a curiosity. When we arrived at our final Desti nation it was quite dark and we did not appreciate the change in our surroundings until the following morning. When we awoke the Birds were singing the air was warm and delighted and it seemed More like a dream than a pleasant reality. Corinth is situated in Alcorn county at a Junction of the Memphis a hails ton and Mobile a Ohio rys., and has a population of about 3,000. It is sur rounded by trenches and breast works. Now covered with vegetation but St ii i marking the historic places where thousands fell in deadly conflict. The larger business places in the City Are Brick structures and differ but Little from Northern buildings. I Here ase six churches Here three of which Are Beautiful Brick of flees a female College and a City school building. Cotton is the Farmers Staple and Corinth is the Market place of .&Quot>,000 Bales annually. The Cotton compress is a Gigantic piece of machinery run by two sixty horse Power boilers and it is an interesting sight to watch its huge jaws crush a 500 Pound Bale into an impenetrable mass. The Alcorn Woolen mfg. Co. Employs ninety ladies and thirty five men White i say White because we people of the North have the mistaken idea that no one in the South but the negro does any physical labor. Each morning before the duties of the Day. A chapter is read from the Bible a hymn is Sung and a prayer is offered while each head is bowed in reverence. At the w7. T. Adams machine cons Plant where 150 men a employed the same custom is observed. I find the people of the South social and accommodating and a stranger is made to feel that he is a guest of the City. Another noticeable feature is the extreme civility of the Young men and boys for they seem to take a special Delight in furnishing you with any information you want. Today Leslie Ash of Alden and i. Visited the National cemetery where rest 5000 of our honoured dead. The cemetery is located one mile Southeast of the City Aud contains 20 acres enclosed by an artistic Brick Wall the inside of which is covered with Beautiful vines. The Graves Are kept in the Best of order and the place is beautified by the systematic arrangement of different varieties of ornamental Trees. The government has constructed a macadamia de Road from the City to the cemetery and it is As hard and smooth a a Cement walk. As i write we Are enjoying one of those mild warm Rains that freshen the lawns and open the Plum blossoms Iii the North and that is just that it is doing Here today for the peach Butts Are almost ready to burst into blossoms while Many of the Plum Trees Are in full Bloom. I have got completely thawed out and the sensation is delightful. I have just opened the door of my room that leads to the Balcony removed my coat and am feeling comfortable. In this country Good soft Coal costs �3 per by. But for Oak Wood delivered you Are obliged to pay the enormous sum of si.25 a Cord. I think we people in the North who have always lived in a country a where Coal Bills Are High for the fire is not quenched Quot can fully appreciate the Southern advantages of extensive forests. Leslie and myself Cal led on s. Louden to formerly of Alden who moved Here last july lie runs a shoe repair shop in Corinth and resides a mile from tile City where he has a splendid Vineyard of seven acres which last year yielded Lino Gallons of wine. I received some interesting information from or. And mrs. In a Gearino who reside Southeast of the City on silk col Lye in this country. They informed my that they were engaged in tin culture of silk in their native land and came to America As instructors in the silk experimental Branch of the department of agriculture at Washington where they were employed by the government for a period of five years but when Congress refused to furnish the �20,000 appropriation for the purpose of encouraging the Industry in this country they were thrown out of employment and soon after moved to Corinth miss. They engaged in silk culture on a Small scale at this place for two years but Lack of sufficient capital compelled them to give up the Industry. They assured me. However that the state was in Many respects better adapted to the silk Industry than Many places in Europe where it is carried on so successfully. They gave me samples of silk of their own production which certainly seemed of very Fine Quality. The Price of Pine lumber ranges from so to 815 and i am told at the lumber Yards that Sci buys the Best Grade of hard Pine lumber manufactured. Cypress shaved shingles sell at 83 per thousand while Pine Are w Orth 82. Next week i will Tell you about the land the possibilities of development Etc. Vav. To. Letter from Washington. Inaugural ceremonies. A vivid description of the scenes at the nations capital Larch 4th. The induction of the Fresi Dent into office. A pen portrait of William Ivl Ckinley the nations chief. The great Parade fireworks and Ball. Henry c. Carlson writes of the great est inaugural Washington has seen. Editors of times Albert Lea Minn. Dear sirs a great event in Ameri can history has just transpired and possibly some observations about t he happenings of the last few Days might interest you. The first object of thankfulness was the Beautiful weather with which we were blessed upon the Day of the inauguration for Washington has not seen such a glorious Day for weeks. The crowds commenced to gather All along the line of March Early in the Day and three or four hours before the procession began to move Pennsylvania Avenue was lined on both sides with solid Walls of humanity followed later by the throngs in the stands buildings Aud on the roofs. Seats and windows went up several Points and it is said senator Brice paid 81000 for a Small room on the Avenue. The mass of 50,000 people in front of the inaugural stand was particularly interesting. I never witnessed a More orderly Good natured and patient gathering. From time to time the immense concourse would burst Forth with Star spangled Quot marching a a goodbye Ltd Grover. Goodbye Etc. There a a tremendous burst of cheers from the swaying multitudes when Mckinley and Cleveland j appeared. No one could fail to a impressed with the striking contrast Between the Tine figure and Manly features of the incoming Ami theists of Tim outgoing president. All through the ceremonies Ami inaugural address the Stern features of Grover a face never relaxed except once when some courageous youth provoked a smile and a Bow by a Lusty cry of Quot goodbye old the address was enthusiast sea do re Cegred and was very impressive. The very apparent deep emotion upon the part of the speaker was often shared by the audience and particularly when the president repeated in solemn tones and wit ii a Price Tible quiver upon his lips the oath of the on Titu Tion every heart was stirred to its profoundest Depths. The inaugural Parade simply beggars All description. For Over three hours the grand pageant passed in review before the new president. A Piagni i cent View was secured from Tho slight Elevation of the Treasury building where an unobstructed View of Over a mile and a half of the Parade could be gained. The effect of the gilded helmets. Waving plumes and glistening Points of bayonets almost owl pow eting tin sight was augmented by tin strains of music from a dozen bands. The one feature of the Parade that provoked More comment than til the rest put together was the Carlisle indians who marched with an ease Aud Grace Ami a precision that would halt done credit to veterans. Another very prominent feature was the 23rd Ohio g. A. In Mckinley a War regiment who were cheered to the Echo All along the line of March and in whom the president appeared to taut Especial into rest As they passed in review. Their reception by the multitudes showed How proud the american people a re of the War Recd of their new president. The coloured g. A. In of Maryland of whom there were a Large number were of great interest to Imp. Among the civic Orga n Blaine club of Nicin offt. Easily in the Lead and outdid Many of the regular military org Auiza Titis. They were Tine Strong looking Mien livery Ohio Man in the crowd made As much noise As possible and Many cheers for a the United states of Ohio could be heard As these sons of that great Commonwealth passed by. The president in the reviewing stand was watched and admired by ail who could see him. Ile is indeed the idol of the people. Of very Tine physique and Noble bearing his features betray an earnestness a tenderness of feeling acute sensibility Broad sympathy and a strength Aud nobility of character that cannot fail to impress and gain the most Hearty admiration affection and support of the american people. But More than All tins no one can enter the presence of William Mckinley without feeling that he is a Man whose private life is scrupulously pure and whose habits Are Ideal. Everything about him shows it and his character is written upon his face in unmistakable language. A almost pathetic feature of the ceremonies was the attentions paid and the apparent concern Felt by the president for mrs. Mckinley Anil his aged Mother. A remarkable occurrence happened just As the last end of the procession Hal passed the reviewing stand. The throngs hitherto motionless surged Forward As if by an irresistible impulse. To the front of the president eager to catch a glimpse of him. And gave him an ovation such As i have never witnessed before. The president was deeply moved by tills demonstration and bowed most graciously to the multitude. Tin fireworks were grand but the main feature was the unfurling against the sky of the Quot the Star spangled banners one mile above the City which called Forth a patriotic cheer from the a use in bled my it etude the inaugural Ball was a very Brilliant event and the decorations of the Hall were wonderful. Grand effects were produced by red White and Blue electric lights among which was a waving Flag of fire. The people of Washington say that this is the grandest inauguration that Lias Ever been held. Henry c. Carlson Washington d. C., March 5, 1897. Bus v ins a a a we Are showing a Tine line of boys Sailor suits boys Reefer suits boys middy suits boys Junior suit s. Mrs. A Jane Hopkins Quot make a double seat and double knee. Buy thou one. And you will buy them always. For the Little Fellows we Are offering xxi dozen waists toe values Choice. 2>c. See them in our big clothing window. Our new Brown suits for Young men Are neat stylish and durable. Come and see us every Day for each Day we show special bargains. The Bio four clothiers. Gage Hayden amp co. Thousands of people Are looking Californi award. They want to know where to go and raise fruit and How to travel cheaply and comfortably. For full information regarding these questions address Cal Tornia Bureau of information Box >i2, t Ollar lupins. La. Century review of reviews harpers illustrated american Munsey s. Cosmopolitan. World s fair views and All other kinds of magazines and periodicals neatly and durably bound missing copies supplied at Cost. Albert Lea bindery and Blank Book manufactory win. Douglas prop. The Way to California. The Best Routi and most Complete service to California and the West Are offered by the b. Al a n. By. Through their tourist car excursions. Each tuesday during the Winter season a Pullman tourist Sleeper will be attached to in c. In amp n. Train no. 2, which leaves Albert Lea at 2.3.> p. In. This ear will run through to los Angeles and san Francisco via Kansas City. It. Worth Texas la paso and the Southern Pacific by., the Ideal Winter route insuring passengers Security against delays from storms and Snow blockades. The rate per berth to los Angeles or san Francisco is Only 8b.oo Aud the tourist Lias every Comfort and accommodation of the regular Pullman. For descriptive pamphlet giving full information regarding these excursions Ca 11 on i or a. N. Agents or address t he undersigned. J. Mouton. In p. Amp t. A., apr i Cedar rapids Iowa the Rosedale Cigar Napoleon my Kin Ley size to cents straight always suits the consumer. The Edale one Price cos think House Dunlap Spring hat. We also carry tin it s a Beauty he sure and see it. Miller a Young Block Nobby shades of Brown. Our blocks Are strip Tbs right Aru reach of All. Our line of Spring neckwear is simply gorgeous. Wanted a ten or fifteen horse Power boiler. Must be All steel and in Good shape. Inquire of or address times Albert Lea. Powder absolutely pure celebrated for its great Leavening strength and Healthfulness. Assures the food against Alum and All forms of adulteration Pommon to the cheap brands. Royal baking powder co., new York. We handle the celebrated Monarch shirt. In White fancy bosom and be gee we can do you Good. Satisfaction guaranteed one Price to All. If you Are in need of medical. Treatment for any chronic or surgical disease you can be More comfortable and recover More quickly at. Albert Lea Hospital than at your own Home j. Ai Todd Al. It. Proprietor

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