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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - May 7, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn Cou fity times it \ pages. Vol. Ii. No. Cli. Albert Lea Minnesota Friday May to 1sd7. T w e n Tyfo i ii i a men meet. Hoh an important session. Decide to make shipments wednesdays and saturdays instead of once a week the Coal problem is discussed As is also the insurance question e. W. Knat old is appointed butter inspector prof. Carlyle will spend some time this summer among creameries. The f rec born county Dairy association held their regular meeting at the court House Friday afternoon april 30th. The creameries of the county were nearly All represented. The meeting was called to order by pres. Lawson and the minutes of last session were read by see. Halvorsen. A report from the committee on shipping was called for and chairman Johns Rad of that committee said that owing to the unfavourable condition of the roads it had been impossible to Confer with the creameries in regard to the proposed change in the Days of shipment but that a majority were of flu opinion that thursday the present shipping Day was unfavourable As Hatter shipped from Albert Lea on thursday would not reach new York until saturday morning and As saturday is a half Holiday in the City the butter was frequently not sold until the following monday. M. Halvorsen was of the opinion that it would be much better to ship but once a week As a Long line of one Grade of butter would sell much better on the Market than a Short line and As the minimum for ear rates is 20,000 pounds and As the last shipment of butter Only amounted to 20,000 pounds it would be impossible for some time to furnish butter enough to obtain car rates on twice a week shipments. The president then asked or. Hanson of the Hayward Creamery if some arrangements could not by made whereby their butter could lie shipped from Albert Lea but or. Hanson thought that the Cost of hauling the butter Here would amount to More than would be gained by obtaining the ear rate reduction. A motion by or. Bakken to continue the plan of once a week shipment until the amount of butter received was sufficient to obtain the car Load rates in the cars at each shipment was made and carried. Johnsrud offered the following amendments that after May 1st the twice a week plan of shipment should be adopted. The motion carried 3 to 4 in favor of the amendment. A motion made by g. Johnsrud to ship wednesdays and saturdays was carried without opposition. N. T. Sandburg then made the Good suggestion that until enough butter was shipped each week to till the requirements for the car rates on two ears that it would be advisable to bring the bulk of butter on wednesday so that car rates on one of the cars would be certain. The association next took up the Coal question and or. Knatvold was appointed a committee of one to correspond with a number of dealers in regard to prices on different grades in Large quantities and report at the next meeting. It was found that the amount of Coal used by the different creameries per each i Doo pounds of milk differed widely. Clover \ Alley gave the lowest estimate which was 7scents per every i Usu pounds of milk. Bancroft and Albert Lea were the highest their report being 13 cents for every 1,000 pounds. Or. Trow of i Lien Ville suggested that a prize be awarded the butter maker who made the most butter with the least amount of Coal. Or. White of Manchester said he thought this would be unfair As he believes that the Large amount of Coal used in Many cases was due to the faulty construction of the smoke stacks rather than the carelessness of the engineers. The president thought that it would be a Good plan to agree on some certain Grade of Coal but in regard to this there seemed to be much difference of opinion for each butter maker seemed to have his own idea in regard to Coal Salt color Etc. E. We Knatvold stated that he had investigated the matter of contracting for Large amounts of Coal and he believed that it could be bought at a great reduction. It that in Case a contract should be made that it would be Well to stipulate that the Coal must be third vein in order to prevent the probability of the order being filled with an inferior Grade. Insurance was the next question considered and or. Trow of Glenville stated that the Northwestern Dairy Mutual insurance company which would be in operation a bout the first of june would be in position to give better rates than any other company. Blanks will soon be sent out to All the creameries in this county and those desiring to insure can fill out and return. The company cannot commence operations with less than 50 risks of 82,000 each. G. Johnsrud introduced a motion which was carried without opposition recommending All creameries to insure in the new company As soon As possible. The Minnesota Dairy Board of Trade of St. Paul was the next subject brought before the association and or. W Hite of Manchester furnished a number of pamphlets containing the rules regulations and by Laws of the organization the object of this organization is to enable the producer to Market his butter with less expense and better prices than he could through commission houses. All who take advantage of the benefits of the Board of Trade will sell their butter and then ship it instead of first shipping it and then Selling it As is done under the present system. The following is Rule i. Section i of the rules in regal d to membership in the organization Quot any person of Good character and credit Aud of Legal age. On presenting a written application endorsed by two members and stating the name and business association of the applicant May be admitted to membership in the association upon approval by a majority vote of the Board of directors and upon the payment of an admission few of 85, for producers and .10.o0 for dealer for charter members charter members to be received up to july 1st, 1897, and thereafter 815.00 for both dealers and producers or on presentation of a certificate of unimpaired or a forfeited membership duly transferred and by signing an agreement to abide by rules regulations and by Laws of the association and All amendments that Are made it is not necessary that the dealer or producer be present during the Sale of his product but this can be managed through an agent who has been previously instructed at what Price to sell. The factory weight will be accepted by the purchaser but in any ease of dispute the matter will be settled by the City inspector. A motion to Lea the the Board of Trade matter until the next meeting was carried. And the method of lining the tubs before packing with Parchment paper was discussed and All agreed that this was the Best known method As it effectually prevents any butter from sticking to the tub when it is unpacked. There was considerable discussion in regard to which fast freight line from Chicago should be favored with the shipments of butter from Albert Lea. There were representatives of the merchants dispatch and Star Union lines present and. Of course each wanted to get his share of the freight but after considering the matter fully it was decided to continue shipments As heretofore Over the Star Union line As Long a rates and shipping facilities were equal. It was thought advisable to Send for prof. Carlyle of the state experimental station to come Down some time this Spring Aud visit the creameries in this county and offer any suggestions in regard to their management that would be helpful and also to Call on the patrons and give them pointers in reference to handling their Stock and milk. There will be no expense whatever connected with prof. Carlyle s trip Down Here and his suggestions would be of much value to the Dairy interests of this county. A motion to Send for prof. Carlyle and also that All creameries desiring his service should notify the association was carried. The next business of the association was the appointment of e. W. Knat Vold As butter inspector. His duty shall be to count the tubs of butter shipped from Albert Lea. And Issue receipts for the same. As there was no further business of importance the meeting adjourned until Friday May 28.wasnington letter. Great men and historic houses is the subject matter of an entertaining communication from George w. Peterson. Editors times the casual observer of Washington and its affairs thinks there is nothing interesting Here except the department buildings the Capitol and White House but among the special features of Washington May be mentioned its historic and famous houses. One must remember that most of our great men in politics have lived Here and the associations connected with the Many historic houses of the capital Are interesting and even fascinating. In Georgetown which used to be quite a thriving place before Washington was thought of now a part of the City however there Are Many Homes whose history includes various incidents of revolutionary times. The oldest Home is the famous Burns cottage the owner being a wily Scotchman to whom be longed at one time the whole North wet portion of the City and whose Apple Orchard occupied the site of Lafayette Square just in front of the White House. Burns was unwilling to part with his farm to the government and Washington Rode up from mount Vernon to persuade him. The latter said so the Story goes a Burns you d have been a poor tobacco planter if the government had t wanted your land and you la have to give it up at All a yes a said Burns a and you d have been a Surveyor if you had t married the widow Cush s with a a her Sagurs a and a poor one at at second and first streets there is an interesting Block of houses. One was the Home of Stephen a. Douglas and therein transpired Many important events leading up to the civil War. Besides famous social gatherings. Besides. It is the old Home of Grant Given to him by new York parties where he lived prior to his election to the presidency when perhaps in Courtesy it was Given to Gen. Sherman. Around Washington s famous old court House arc a number of historic houses. At sixth Street and i lived Solomon i. Chase whose Brilliant daughter made the social Side of the Home a special attraction. Just around the Corner from Chase s Home lived Webster fora time and from the Steps of the Webster Law building adjacent he delivered his famous Midnight speech upon hearing the news of Scott s nomination to the presidency in 1852. The Homes around Lafayette Square Are most historic. Across the Street on the East in a three Story Brick House lived Seward and Blaine and Henry Clay is said to have once owned the site. Having traded a Kentucky mule for it. Here in a room in the upper Story on the fatal 14th of april 1865, one Bayne attacked Seward with intent to kill and in the same room Blaine the idol of every Good american after a career of splendid successes and most bitter disappointments slowly Sank to rest. The Home has lately been torn Down and a magnificent opera House now occupies the site and where once mighty statesmen Laboured and thought the gallery god and Gay Ballet now do homage to their departed shades. A couple of doors to the North lived Dolly Madison the building being now used by the Cisneos club the greatest scientific association in the country. Dolly Madison by her Superb tact led tile social life in Washington and this Home was the scene of the greatest entertainment and hospitality. Madison and Burr boarded with a a Dolly so father in Philadelphia when Madison was a congressman. Won by her charms he Straightway allowed himself to be captivated but began to question her intellectual attainments so he gave her a Book to read and pass opinion on Dolly Straightway went to Burr and requested a critique on the Blok which Burr wrote for her she copied the same gave it to Madison and the match was concluded Forth wit ii. Around the Corner on the North Side of tile Square is tile Corcoran building where Webster a Secretary of state concluded the Ashburton treaty. Adjacent lived Sumner and Reverdy Johnson. A Little to the West at Jackson place is the famous Decatur Home. Decatur had gained remarkable successes in naval Battles and subdued the Barbary states. Com. Barron had aroused his jealousy and from imaginary insults they resolved upon a Duel a Day when duelling was so frequent that a special duelling ground had been set apart just out of the City. This duelling ground is an interesting place situated in a deep Woody Ravine on the District line so that the Maryland and District authorities might be successively foiled. It is a part of the famous la Landesburg Battlefield and near by William Wirt the great lawyer was born. Decatur was killed and his famous Home was afterwards occupied by Henry Clay Martin Buren Alex. In Stephens and Judath p. Benjamin. This latter gentleman w As a remarkable Man. He w As a senator from Louisiana and noted for his advocacy of slavery As a Legal right. He was attorney general Secretary of War and Secretary of state in the confederacy but fled to England after its downfall. He commenced the practice of Law before the English courts after his sixtieth year became the Leader of the English bar was counsel to the Queen and his fees amounted to 8250,000 annually. There Are Many such historic houses in Washington. I shall Tell of one More the Octagon at 18th Street and new York Avenue. Madison Here signed the treaty of Ghent after the White House had been burned by the British. Adjacent is the Beautiful Corcoran Art gallery with its abundance of famous sculpture and Art. As i am dealing somewhat with antiquities i shall conclude my epistle with a Brief account of some a old timers in congressional Hie. And first of Holman of iud., whose death occurred recently. He served Over thirty years in the House being surpassed by Only two Newton of va., who served thirty one years and judge Kelley of phila., who served about the same time. Holman was a remarkable Man and gained the epithet a watchdog of the Treasury from ii is opposition to appropriations. His most remarkable successors in this regard were Garfield and Randall. Other Long service men now in the House Are Galusha a. Grow who was speaker in 1861, Reed who has served about Twenty years Bland Cannon Mcmillan Updegraff and a few others. In the Senate Morrill of it. Has seen forty two years of service in congressional life Allison thirty eight rears. Hoar about the same and Hale. Frye and Harris of Tennessee somewhat Shorter terms. Sherman a tall spare Man with a very pleasing face was in Congress forty years prior to his a i Point men As a Premier. A i fear i am wearying your readers so Dost kind regards to t hem All. Washington i. C., May i Iso. Go. Vav. Peterson want of his old body the Christian Faith has left the dust and raised its hag Over the soul once the question was whether the hotly would be raised from the grave now the whole inquiry is whether the soul will live again by assuming that it is the spiritual Bialy that is raised we get rid of the bewilderment of science and the touch of the perishable. Science can neither define life nor death we Only know that Man s spirit withdraws from his Baxly and leaves it without a tenant. The destruction of the Harp does not Argin the death of the harpist. A the musician stops playing locks his instrument and goes away the King abdicates his f sovereignty Over the earthly Domain and departs and presently the kingdom with no King on the throne dissolves. The Organ with no organist to play upon it Falls to pieces the tent abandoned by its tenants Falls to careless ruin on the ground. In a t All this afford no slightest reason for thinking that the King is dead the organist extinguished tin tenant has ceased to funeral services of me judge Stacy. Laie the funeral services of judge e. Stacy were held at the \ universalist Church monday afternoon at three of clock under the direction of the Lodge of Odd Fellows. The business houses of the City were closed from three to four o clock in the afternoon in Honor of the deceased and hundreds of old friends from All parts of the county neighbouring and Distant towns came by witness the last sad ceremonies. The auditorium of the Chapel was Many times too Small to furnish seats or even standing room for Hie great concourse of people and but few heard the Eulogy pronounced by Rev. Al c. Richardson the pastor and Friend of the late judge. It was an impressive ceremony and at its close hundreds pressed Forward to View for the last time the kindly countenance of the amiable old Man. No part of the demonstration was More touching or shoved More clearly the esteem and love in shul lib Aftahi Junkie a held than the ing wow Fri topic. Many of whom could have known the judge in life Only As a kind hearted and accommodating Man with a smile and word for All. From the Church the funeral procession marched to the cemetery with the uniformed Odd Fellows in line and the remains were Laid in the last sleep amid the impressive ceremonies of the Odd Fellows ritual and the mourning of the people. Extract from the fax Kral oration. Delivered by Rev. Ilc. Richardson we Are assembled to mourn Over the dead body of this venerable Many we Are met to pay the last sad tribute of our respect and Honor to the memory of one who lived in your in it is. T for 40 years. Let me draw for your consideration some inferences from a scriptural incident and submit to your judgment a Brief argument on tilt inde Struc ability of the soul. I wish to take from the grave its fear and Plant in the breast a Hope. In tile midst of death we look within for the inspirations of Hope Faith that can Bridge the chasms of grief and pain and love the greatest of All which spans and Arches All the Clouds of adversity and sorrow. The raising of Lazarus is one of the miracles of Jesus Christ the son of god and is one of the Christian evidences of a future life. The raising of Lazarus a the crowning Victory in the ministry of Jesus. It involved no necessary contradiction in the nature of things As viewed from a Christian standpoint. It was believed because the testimony in its support was sufficient for reasonable Faith. The darkened household looking to Jesus sending word to him welcoming his coming trusting him beyond where knowledge could reach suggests what still remains a moral necessity among believers. In our distress and sorrow we Are still compelled to look to him. The sympathy of Jesus is a Central fact in the Story. While he was indignant that i enemies should bring their surface sentimentality to the Sisters he had tender sympathy for the sufferer since Jesus wept All real grief has been sanctified. To weep with those who weep is Christian. The raising of Lazarus from the death sleep signifies that spirit has Power Over matter. It also shows something else that something else is this that the spirit of Lazarus was living though his body were dead. This theory would be in Harmony with the doctrine of St. Paul a it is sown a natural body and raised a spiritual it is the spiritual body that is raised and not the material body. What does Man with now the Christian hit drawn from the Bible inspiration Ami Consolation. A great orator opposed to its doctrines said a to thousands of people for hundreds of years the Bible Bas been both staff and guide Counselor Aud consoler easting its radiance upon another world a world without a it has softened the dying Pillow smoothed the Way of death Ami brought Back from another world message of eternal Hope. There Are those Here who look for arguments outside of i lie scripture believing that proofs for immortality exist a fundamental principles of human nature organized there by the deity. There is the doctrine Callet the a conservation of Energy a and this Means that As no particle of matter can be destroyed neither can any particle of Force. Now let us assume that Shakespeare who was the greatest creative Genius of the world tiring of the life of London and the fascination of a theatrical life having accumulated a competency of which he is pleasantly conscious and a Fame that will be resplendent when the English Tongue shall cease but of which he then knew Little should go Back to Stratford on Avon to live a peaceful life but an epidemic sweep Down and in becomes it victim Dies at Tifty two and is placed beneath the Chancel of tile Church where he Bas listened to tin prayer and per us ii is of its pastor. His Fame i immortal it was a name that was not Horn to die. His affection too. Is immortal for he loved and was in cd and love is one of the things that abides when suns have hastened to their setting. His too the immortality of into Renee wherever his mighty messages have been sounded by Many a plummet thought he too. Had the immortality of what is called a social organic perpetuity a so vast was tin Power with which he impressed his Genius on his own and succeeding Ages. But did these or any of them conserve tile Energy that was vital in him when he went to his untimely grave All these had been accomplished his works were finished in Fame perpetual and still that towering intellect remained of the imagination could follow the fortunes of his body through All the phases of its change beneath the Sod not ing what gases what vegetable and animal growths that body nourished is it within the Bounds of reason to presume that these lower forms held All the Energy that could produce the a mirth of Alstatt the tenderness of Cordelia the fascinating loveliness of Juliet tile Graver charms of Portia and much suffering desde Mona the doubt of Hamlet and the awful tragedy of Lear a to think of it to admit such an argument is to say the least an act of intellectual criminality. But if the Law called conservation of Energy be a Law that runs All through the world of spirit and matter pervades both Earth and heaven then it follows just As truly a the tides follow the Moon that sometime and somewhere not Only the geniuses transcendent with the a divine a flatus a but the Humble people whose names Are never known beyond their native place but live along the a Cool sequestered Vales of life a a All these will be enabled to resume their conscious individual lives. This is one of the grand contributions of science to the Hope and the glory of the world. It would be As easy to believe that the fervid heart of Shakespeare and the brain of Plato Are conserved in the few pounds of minerals and gases called their a a remains a to believe that All the Energy of any dear father or Mother whose hearts have throbbed in pure affection and lived the lives of Domestic loyalty and peace Are conserved in that we sadly fondly Lay away where the Flowers May Bloom above it and Over it the Birds May sing. Here we rest the argument and leave the mind and heart of the auditor to weave the garments of immortality out of delicate probabilities and feed with the fuel of their own gathering the Sweet Hopes of an endless life. These remarks Are made Over the body of judge e. I Stacy Titis aged Man was for Over half a Century an honoured and Loyal member of the Independent order of Odd Fellows under whose auspices he is buried today. He was a believer in the Liberal Faith. His father being one of the Early champions of that Church and one of the Draughtsmen of our confession and Faith. He shared the larger Faith and Hope that god would at last reclaim and glorify All his children. Three generations live to mourn his death. The City lose san honoured intelligent Anil upright citizen a Man who mingled with the business interests of the place for Over a third of a Century he trod these streets and boys have grown to maturity since ins Advent. Me was a time honoured landmark. Little children w to loved him and whom he loved will see him no More. The bar loses Nester the Lodge it oldest member the Home a kind father and husband. Ile lived nearly through a Century. M hat a i experiences he must have held in the Chambers of in soul. What memories what Hopes the trophies of his site Are Alt around him. His Sun went Down in troubled peace and the Star of eternity now Shine Over him. Hedi Edathe opening of Spring but had reached the autumn of his Day. Here let his ashes sleep in peace. Kind Friend Patriot and citizen a Hail and will be put in. To Cost less than $4,000. The City Council let the contract to Minneapolis parties Anil the system will be completed by August 1st. La i 60 l5 so Iio 5405 of 5510 30 5� a it 20 5500 50 5767 so 0033 to fluto i 6172 of Lofti a according to tin motion of March 26 a special meeting of tin City Council was called Friday evening april 30. To receive tin bids on the sewer system equipment of the City of Albert Lea. On motion of Ald. Brundin the bids were opened and were As follows j. Hail a. Elliott Minneapolis. 8 193 to Down son a noun Greet 1, is. Paul Phu 50 f. Mole Puiul is. Paul. K v Simla amp t o Minneapolis. Miller a Dolan. Winona. Thin flu pit/., la Crosse wit. I ill. Thornton is. Pan. M. S. Larkson Cedar rapids Iowa ii Ila i in. I. Ii son a Thatcher const meting com pan it i. Ii Imago. Tim. A Cen a Frank Peterson. Winona. Mankato plumbing and heating 1 a Mankato. Cameo bros., Minneapolis.,a to Xiii a Iii a nit. John Mel All a to. Land Hammer Mankato mod 50 after the hid were opened the Council req i sled Hie five lowest bidder to be present at the Council Chambers at 0 of clock saturday morning when their bids would be considered and the meet ing adjourned. The Council met at 0 of clock saturday morning and immediately went into Exerie ivese Don. The five loom St bids were considered with much deliberation and finally us contract was awarded to the lowest bidder j. A a. A. Elliott Minneapolis for 85863.40, construction to commence May 15, and to be completed on or by fore August i. I he 850 Check that accompanied each bid were returned to All except the successful bidder soon As the contract was a warded. The contract Calls for 6. Tho feet of sewer pipe 2? Man holes and one flush tank rite following route will be taken in laying tie pipes commencing in the Alley Between Broadway and Washington streets from w Ater to College Street also on the East Side of Broadway to Clark St. On Clark St. To Alley Between Newton and Broadway in said Alley from it Lark to it main St. On main St. To Broadway on Broadway to College on College Street from Washington to Newton Street Oil Newton Street to Charles Street on diaries Street to Diversi Beavenue on Riverside Avenue to i first Street on i first Street to outlet. The Council a i Jeu mod to meet monday at to o clock a. In., when they signed contracts and completed the final arrangement. Powder absolutely pure celebrated for its great Leavening strength and Healthfulness. Assures the food against Alum and All forms of adulteration common to the cheap brands. Royal baking powder co., new York

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