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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - May 21, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. Of. Ii. No. 28.Albert Lea Minnesota Friday May 21, is<7.free delivery in View. Post office inspector fax veer looks Over the ground. Albert Lea certainly qualifies and a system of free delivery will undoubtedly be put in. Tavel be pages. A new Justice appointed. And other important business transacted by the City Council. Piano and song recital. Post office inspector Chas. Gawker came to the City wednesday under the instructions of the Post office department to investigate the matter of furnishing the City with a free mail delivery. The qualifications which entitle a City to free delivery Are As follows f he St the City must do an annual postal business of 810,000 or have a population of 10,000. Second the streets must be All named and numbered. A i Hirdt there must he a continuous system of sidewalks and the streets must be Well lighted. As tar As the first qualification in regard to business goes we have been entitled to free delivery for two years for the receipts of the Post office during that time have amounted to More than $11, xxx in regard to naming and numbering the streets and in the matter of sidewalks the members of the City Council have pledged themselves to see that the matter is attended to providing a free delivery is secured. With reference to lighting there can certainly be no question for it is thoroughly understood by those familiar with Street lighting that in no other City of equal size in the United states can there be found so Complete and extensive a system of Street lighting. Inspector Gawker in company with mayor Wilkinson and Alderman Morin made a Complete canvass of the City wednesday and located the 27 mail boxes to which our population entitles us. J Here will be one at the Corner of each Block on Broadway while in the suburban districts they have been located in the most convenient place to accommodate the Public at Large without reference to the wishes of any individual. As soon As the report of inspector Gawker can be acted upon by the Post office department the system will he put in. The number of carriers that the system will require is not known at present As this matter will be settled by the department but there will probably be no less than three. A Mammoth building. Hansom Bros. To. Have been confronted for several years with the problem of storage capacity and they have from time to time found a temporary Relief in some vacant building or Ware House but the inconvenience of storing t heir goods at different places has convinced them that in order to accommodate their extensive and fast increasing business it will be necessary to construct a Mammoth wholesale grocery building. At present they not Only occupy the three floors of their Block on Broadway with the exception of the front offices but also a building in the Morin Block and a store room 24x120at the ll., c. R. Amp x. Depot. In these buildings every available foot of space is filled and still they need room. Their new building will be located on Pearl Street just South of the court House Anil will be of solid Brick. Sixty carloads of Stone will be used in the construction of the basement alone and when completed the building will have the greatest capacity of any in the City. Work on the new building will commence As soon As the c. M. A St. P. By to. Construct aside track for the purpose of hauling the freight to and from the proposed location. The Twenty four Page edition. The Freeborn county times appeared us a Twenty four Page paper last week. There were several full Page advertisements and numerous smaller ads giving the paper a very substantial Union. The Freeborn county times was a 21-Page Beauty this week. It is indeed pleasant to know that some papers at least Are receiving a lot of fat advertising. The times is a handsome paper . Peter journal. The Freeborn county times issued a very creditable 24-Page paper last week Well filled with advertisements of merchants of Albert Lea and Vicin Ity. The times is less than two years old. But is already one of the leading papers of Southern Minnesota and i should be appreciated and Well supported by its Glen Wood Herald. The Freeborn county times of Fri Day last was a Mammoth 24-Page edition. And a credit to the publishers and the City from which it was issued. By the Way the great Success of the times Sis most wonderful. It is Only a year and a half old but it a a big circulation and is one of the Best country pampers in the Herald. All members of the City Council were present at their regular meeting Friday evening May 14. The first business taken up was the communication of the Albert Lea electric co. In regard to the Exten Tiou of the lighting system and the matter was referred to the lighting committee. The petition of Whitney Sheller it a1, in regard to Dew sidewalks was granted. An amendment to ordinance 77 Mak ing the time of closing billiard Aud other licensed tables at to o clock instead of nine was offered by Ald. Brun Din and referred to the committee. The petition of v. Sucha c. Or it a1 was referred to the Street committee. An application by a. Geissler for plumbing License was granted and his . L. I Ink t. In. Olson and t. V. Knatvold were approved. The petition of the citizens of the third Ward relative to the sewer system outlet was referred to the sewer committee. The petitions of d. In Parker to fill the vacancy of the unexpired term of the late e. C. Stacy Justice of the peace were presented and read. On motion of Ald. Brundin the Council proceeded with the election of City Justice to fill the unexpired term Ole. C. Stacy deceased. The president appointed aldermen Brundin and Strauss As tellers and the first informal ballot was As follows d. K. Stacy 3, d. G. Parker 2, in Thurston 2. On the seventh formal ballot i. In. Stacy secured 4. La. Thurston 2, and Blank i. D. In. Stacy having secured the greater number of votes was declared elected. I in motion new walks were ordered on the North Side of court Street from Corner of Euclid to gripman amp babbitts Wood and Coal Yard. The following Bills were allowed and ordered paid w. A. Mariu surveying Aud making plat of Fountain Lake. -1,5 no f. M. Church plumbing and tilling water works. 15 id it e. Richardson covering steam pipe Larkin a Jour Grade share Strauss commercial report f. M. Unroll plumbing Inin Ciu Hall free i m it in county times printing and stationary. My est a Blish a piano and song recital will be Given at the presbyterian Church by the class of �?T97, musical department Albert Lea College May 24, at s 15 p. In. Florence l. Burnham instrumental and Jennie m. Conkey vocal. The program is an excellent one and will be a rare treat to lovers of music. Program. In a it i. I son Valse Brillante Arditi. A piano Solo. Tarante Ilc. Of. 13 s b Mills 3. Songs. A a two Brown Quot at Twilight a a Nevin a a Quot to Spring a. Goo no. D a a vanished Are be Bright hours a Figaro Mozart. I. Piano s Ilo. A Nocturne in e Flat Field. 1> sonata. Of ii. No. 2 beet Hocin. I son. A Quot the ring a Schumann. By Erl King a a. Schubert. Imi la. I piano Solo. A Kamen nol outrun nil 22, Rubinstein b Gavotte modern of. 25 Tours. A. Sons a Quot rejoice greatly Quot Quot Messiah a halide. B a forbidden music a Gabaldon. Piano solos a Fabilau of. 75. No. 2, raft b the Brooklet Heller. C Forest elves. Do. Of no. Solly tit p. Songs. U Quot you a Fain be hearing a Verdi. B a the Alley of Beni Berg c a a Bobolink song a Bischoff piano Solo. Grande polonaise Weber # _ Froh Clark s Grove. Rid sewed welts ask the Cobbler who re soles your shoes Why a hand sewed welts make the Best shoes. We Are placing havoc this week with prices on some of our hand sewed Welt shoes to make it interesting for shoe buyers. To 20 of Sill 50 7 it to 51 a Hall Frank h Fisk surveying ing Side u Aik grades. In Brank b. Fobes Telephone rent april.2 50 Ai lie r t Lea electric co. Lighting april 212 50 ,1 h. B Ai Hie i livery Tor Street commis sinners. W. To Lowe labor and material City w. Vav. Clay Bourn hauling Coal. To is a a Thompson a Quot moving Safe. Improvement bulletin advertising new England furniture co. De Kami i pair a irk. J. K Halvorsen. Recording. Enterprise Iron works sundries at vat works. A r. Wallin drawing. 3 i 63 i Iii 4 in to 5 St 15 of i a it to 05 m5 is 51 58 52 i 30 Fairbank Morse a co. Two ears of e. Al pinned freight on t to cars of Coal a Street labor. On motion of Ald. Morin the Council went into executive session and the Bond of j. A w. A. Elliott was considered. The amount of Bond is 83900.00 and the sureties Are win. L. Basset and Daniel f. Masson Minneapolis. After an examination of the sureties the Bond was accepted and the clerk was ordered to return the amount of certified Check which was required when the bids were made to j. A w. A. Elliott and the meeting adjourned. Special session. A special session of the Council was called monday morning to consider the Bond of i. In. Stacy. The Bond is 82,000 and w g. Vellar and l. O. Greene were offered As sureties. This being perfectly satisfactory it was approved and the Council adjourned. The times of May 7 contained an item to the effect that certain patrons of the c larks Grove Post office were dissatisfied with the management of the office and that mail had miscarried. It appears that there is another Side to the matter and that the Only mail recently reported As miscarried was a letter addressed to Geneva and this was delayed but one mail a not unfree quent Accident in a Post office. Also postmaster Peterson states that inexperienced persons have not been allowed to handle the mail but on the contrary All but himself and Deputy Are expressly forbidden to touch the mail and that to accommodate tin Public he does not close the office during the noon hour As is often done in the country. Or. Peterson says and we believe him that he is striving to please the patrons of the office and it is his Earnest request that those having complaints against the service will make hem known to him. We believe that my. Peter son is exercising his Best endeavours to fulfil the responsible duties imposed upon him and a e Trust that there will be no further Opportunity to criticise the service at his office. The times has Given considerable Pace to i this matter because the efficiency if the postal system cannot be too carefully guarded and because our policy from a Vajieh we never swerve is to give the county news without favor but with Justice and fairness to All. Strong amp Garfield. Goods. Menus Kangaroo hand Welt lace shoes regular Price >>.>0, now $4.40 menus Shell Cordovan hand Well lace shoes pointed toes Worth now men s High Grade calf skin hand Welt lace shoes pointed now $4.00 a Vav a a it Vav wit toes a bargain at >>.00 hens Vici kid hand Welt shoes pointed always sold for its now a few pairs men s genuine Russia calf hand Welt lace shoes pointed toes the Best shoe made $3.85 Tor it it to close at $2.50 tub big four shoe store i Hayden amp co a mysterious affair. A fissile is thrown through a rapidly moving train and injures one of the passengers Albert Lea lady has a narrow escape. Where fishing is Good. Those looking for the Best fishing grounds Are reminded of Lake Teton a at Waterville and Madison Lake on the Minneapolis a St. Louis Railroad Wall eyed Pike Bass and crappies Are found in great abundance at both of these lakes which have not been fished out to the extent of some of the older and better known localities. Excellent hotel accommodations boats bait Etc. On hand and a1 charge Are very reasonable. For further information address a. B. Cutts g. P. Amp t. A., m. Pfc St. L. Ii. Ii. Minneapolis Minn. 4w26 As passenger train number six was pulling into Waseca tuesday night a big clod of dirt crashed through one of the East windows of the rear coach and struck a lady in the right Eye. The missile did not strike the lady squarely but glanced by and landed on the window Sill behind her. The wounded member was Given prompt attention Aud word was telegraphed to Albert Lea to have or. Blackmer the division surgeon at the depot when the train arrived. Tim lady with her husband and sister was Enro Ute for St. Louis. The Eye was badly Cut. But it is thought that the sight was not impaired. Miss Jean Armand of this City who was returning Home from Minneapolis was sitting next to the window through which the dirt was hurled and had she not at that moment been leaning for a re talking to a Friend she would have received the full Force of the missile on the Side of her head. The affair has created considerable feeling and the railway officials Are investigating the matter. The fishing season is now on at Waterville and the m. A St. L. R. R. Co. Will sell tickets. Albert Lea to Waterville and return at the following rates limited to get. 31st, 82.0.7, limited three Days. Si.�0. Each sunday morning re turning sunday night. By. Tickets on Sale from May loth to get. 1st. Of j. W. Kinsey at. Inquire for our new iced Coco Honey cakes made from pure strained Honey. Albert Lea crack Kab a Candy co. 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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