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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times Newspaper Archives Nov 15 1895, Page 1

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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - November 15, 1895, Albert Lea, Minnesota Jiff a 1 Freeborn county times e first year. Albert Lea mix nest Vij Friday a it to Kymber 13, 1803. M m her 1 Laieski styles. Latest cuts patronize the new millinery store it Islip Ishbii 1 1 sly Lbw Riffil plotts we have the Only Chicago tri Ithier in ill City Call and examine the new millinery store. Mrs. J. In gites. The a a Snow question involves Many Points beyond the Mere looks. We never Cut the Quality for appearance Sake and Quality and one Price have built my Trade. Done to pay fancy prices for menus Mimm 75c. ,5 Feu shoes r from $2 up. Women a Felt lace shoes. $1 women a 6oc. There is reason in air things and these Are the reasons Why Thompsons Trade increases. Thompson the 8h of Man. When in need of. Freeborn county times. Fix them up. Some of the sidewalks alar it town Are in wretched condition and should be fixed before the end of the season Nam from the top of the Hill to the Milwaukee track on Washington Street there is no walk the old one having been re i moved by order of the Street commissioner and the walk below the track Coji j Broadway is not yet completed. On Fairview Boulevard Between the rest deuces of r. B. Abbott Andt. .1. Wanek. J the walk is actually unsafe for use. In numerous other places the walks Are too narrow and Tot much worn to be allowed to remain longer. This Bio coih4 clothing Confer order of red Cross. Grand rally at masonic Hall. Last Friday evening at masonic Hall the order of the bed Cross was con a feared on a class of ten. About one j Hundred knights were present this being nearly one twentieth of the whole number in the state. Among the visiting knights were prof. Ii. E. Whitney i of Faribault and b. F. Farmer of Spring Valley both of the grand com a Mantler of the state Rev. John w. Geiger grand prelate of the grand commander of Iowa messes. West j and Gordon of Austin. Or. E. K. Clements of Faribault and judge w Ells of Preston. A grand banquet and species by prominent knights were special j features of the evening. A great improvement. $1.00 for a med wrist Colt skin Mitten you w ill pay 51.2 anywhere else for them. Of u Stock of gloves and mittens represents the output of a dozen of the leading factories of America. From 25c for a faced Hitten to $3 for the finest driving Mitten. We can to Tell you about the clothing Stock of the big 4 in a newspaper column we can Only throw out a few hints. We bought 100 dozen Wool mixed Hose. They Are in our window at be. Of course you done tall want that style. The same prudence is applied in the selection of the natural Wool half Hose at 2sc the imported Black and red Cashmere at so and extra heavy Home made at 4sc. Our City has presented a much More respectable and metropolitan appear Ance since the new lighting system went into effect. The thirty arc lights for which the City contracted with or. Edwards have been in operation scarcely one week but one evening was enough to show the contrast to the old Street lamps. Indirectly another improvement was brought about. The old style Are lights used in Many of the stores were taken out and each was replaced by the famous Manhattan Light the latest pattern. These lights differ from the old style arc in that they Are connected with the incandescent Dynamo and Independent of and separate from the Street lights. Furthermore All the lights Are connected with the All night circuit and can be used at any time of night. These changes have added much to the efficiency of the lighting system and will to is believed Lead to other improvements. The Long distance Liello. Feel full of Sis l its Undem to fill swim flies now we have full assortment in Stock. Pants overalls e a a they stand at the head. Look better last longer fit easier always reliable. A a breadwinner on every Button. Try them. Your Money Buck if you want it. Breadwinners Are up to Date. A these overalls represent everything desirable in mechanics overalls. T hey Are not the 2sc kind. A it cents and you will say that they Are cheap at that. W13 can s13wv13 you Well ii Kaimi jets. Albert Lea and other Freeborn to be connected with sout and Northern Iowa work Vance connections May but this season. I he Western electric teleo hoi company with headquarter at Britt. Iowa Are laying the foundations for a far reaching and important Enterprise. They already have a Long distance Telephone line to Spencer and As far West As spirit Lake Iowa and extending through northeastern Iowa and Southeastern Minnesota to la Crosse wis. A line also runs from Britt to Waseca. This line takes in Albert Lea and Al Den and it is the intention of this enterprising concern to connect this City with every town in Southern Minnesota either this fall or Early in the Spring. The poles Are already up and. If the weather is favourable the line will soon be in running order. The officers of the company Are j. F. Cass pres., Sumner la. Cd amps Webster vice-l�?Tres., Waucoma la thus. A. Way treas. And Gen. Manager. Britt la t. A. Potter. Secy., Corwith la. These men Art pushers and hat Ever they undertake must Succov. Is Sgaga ii Ayden amp co. Done to of Hgt to cart on. The. Home furniture do. Furniture of flu description. We carry a Large Stock of carpets. Linoleum. Oil cloths in All widths As Well As stove patterns. We have some bargains in Odd chairs tees lounges and rockers. These will All be sold at prices below first Cost. Our hew designs in picture mouldings Are Beautiful. A done to forget the place. Home furniture co. 9 i. H. Knatvold proprietor coffins caskets and embalming a specially. The big crop is Hoving. Alden progresses. Big improvements made the fire does not set the town Back. In spite of the big tire of sept. 19-20, in which some sixteen business blocks were totally destroyed Alden has made much material Progress this year. Early in the season her enterprising citizens had decided that they could no longer afford to do without water works and now though the town has suffered so before the completion of the system the pipes Are Laid and covered and everything is ready to throw the water All around the town. The stand pipe is seventy two feet in height and supports a Large tank with a cupola whose Topmost Point is Over one Hundred feet from the ground. For some years past the schools of Alden have been so crowded that the City Hall was turned into a school room and this year the school District of Alden has erected a Fine red Brick and Stone school House which it is let believed will not be crowded for years to come. The merchants could scarcely wait for the Cooling of the debris after the fire and set to work immediately cleaning up the ground digging basements and preparing for the erection of new blocks. The City fathers met and decided that none but Brick buildings should hereafter be put up in the hotel Block so five of Tyft re sufferers sent for Brick and men and got to work. By the first of next week the new Bank building will be ready for occupancy and in Al amt a month More the buildings of Morin a Mason. P. Hemming son j. P. Peterson and Walker a Valby will be ready for use. All these Are Brick blocks and we Are informed that several other Brick structures Are to be put up As soon As the season opens in the Spring. The Mill owned and run by a Syndicate of Farmers is of considerable Benefit to the town and surrounding country and the flour is of High Grade. The Creamery is co operative and has a wide patronage. The growth in the population and material wealth of Alden has been so steady that it cannot be otherwise than permanent and the character of the inhabitants of the town and of the country around the town is sufficient guarantee that still further and wider improvements will be attempted and made. In spite of the very Low prices paid for All kinds of farm produce Large quantities of Grain Are already moving. In this District where the Farmers Are comparatively free from pressing debts the majority of the crop is stored waiting a Rise in prices but further West where mortgages real and chattel Are As numerous As farm houses the producers find it absolutely necessary to unload at least a part of their big crop. The East and West roads Are straining every part of their systems trying to keep up with the demands of shippers. This is in wide contrast with the enforced abandonment of trains last Winter and a year ago. One Day last week the m. A St. I. R. R. Ran Twenty three extras through on this division and they Are at present re enforcing their usual schedule with some fifteen or sixteen extras daily. The a. C. R. A n. And m. A St. A being North and South roads do not tap the Grain let Elt. And so Are better illustrations of the actual state of general business and the fact that Joth roads Are doing an unusually Large freight business is a sure sign of an Kur Reasing Confidence and Trade. What it costs to Light our City. Liat we get for the Money. The contract which the City has made for its lights is in substance As follows for thirty Are lights running All night and every night the City pays 82,250 per year or 875 per Light. In addition the City receives free of charge four 1 5 Candle Power lights and one 32 Candle at the water works Power House four id s at the firemen s Hall two 32 s in the Council chamber and four Ltd s in the jail and Hose rooms. The contract is for five years but at the end of any year the City May by giving thirty Days notice terminate the contract but agrees to buy the poles lamps and wires at an appraised value. Last week Owatonna made with the electric company of that City what the citizens consider an exceptionally Good bargain. The contract was made out for five years and provided for not less than thirty lights Moonlight schedule at 884 per year for each Light. At the end of the first year the City May by giving a year s notice terminate the contract. In comparison it appears that for thirty lights Albert Lea pays 8270 per year less besides ours run every night and Owatonna must Tyr a part of the time depend on the Moon. The old system of lighting by a lamp posts was practically useless and had it been continued a new equipment would have been necessary. The City can Well afford the new lights and the action of the Council in putting them in is generally endorsed. A Good showing. During the year 1895, there have been four notable additions and improvements to the City of Albert Lea. Which will result in much Benefit to the Community. The Board of education have constructed a school building of great convenience and elegance to facilitate in the education of the youth. A magnificent opera House has been constructed which will furnish amusement and recreation and Aid in the advancement and culture of All classes. The City Council have introduced an improved system of lights by which we Are enabled by night As Well As by Day to navigate with Comfort and to observe the doings of our neighbors. As the fourth event we beg leave to mention the Advent of the Freeborn county times which we Trust will assist in obtaining All these ends. It should assist in the education of its Youthful readers and we Hope furnish. And he a source of culture to All the citizens and should enable them to keep informed As to the doings of their neighbors and cast the Light of reason upon the mental peregrinations of its readers. Council proceedings. We r a i lit its Way below the usual figure. For this week we offer. Fine Muscatel raisins. 8 Tbs. For. 25c fancy a a a a 5 fits. For., 25c Quot California prunes 4 Tbs. For. 25c bail finest Jelly. 40c an uncoloured Ian Tea. Per to 25c Boneless cod 2 to. Tablets. 15e finest strip cod per la. 08c Minnesota sorghum per gallon. 40c a a 5-Gal. Kegs.81.75 Navy Beans per quart. 05cour. Cash prices Are always right. The travel class met with mrs. Fannie Armstrong monday afternoon at the usual hour. Quotations were responded to from various authors. Mrs. Towne read a paper on a some towns along the mrs. Whytook followed with a paper on a Mirage of Hungary and elsewhere and spirit of the usual budget was omitted. A a Kisfaludy is the character for discussion for the next meeting. At the regular session of the City Council monday evening All the members were present except . Aid. Krebs reported that the City lights were turned on nov. 9, 1895. The matter of the disposal of the old lamps and lamp posts was referred to the Light committee. The matter of procuring funds for payment of warrants of Small denomination was left to the committee on finance. No action was taken on the resignation of a. Ii. English As policeman and the appointment by the mayor of j. J. Sullivan. Also i there was no action taken on the Peti i Tion sent in for the re instatement of w. Ii. English. The petition of Theo Dore Strueh for renewal of License was i j Laid Over till next meeting. The Bill j of Knatvold amp Brown for insurance j was referred to fir committee. After allowing the Fon ving Bills the Council adjourned e. C. Stacy Justice fees for August a t f. B. Fo1>es, Telephone for october e. M. Bigelow for washing blankets. Fairbanks Morse amp co., Vater works supplies. West pub. Co., Minnesota statutes for e. C. Stacy. P. F. Petti Bone a co., Cabinet tile for City clerk. Journal printing co., advertisement for Bridge and dam. Z. K. Mallery for fuel. A. P. Hanson meals for prisoners. E. T. Pettit burying dog. C. P. Engen w catering place. Chris Nelson banking hydrants. Mrs. P. Knudson cleaning Council chamber. L. M. Due meals for prisoners. H. Freeman hauling tapping machine e. Spoon hauling tapping machine. E. E. Pettit hauling tapping machine t. Spoon hauling tapping machine. Elmer twist hauling tapping machine Arne Anderson a a tapping machine Martin Olson a a tapping machine p. Peterson 14 tapping machine e. F. Pettit 14 tapping machine the Crane a ordwayco., water meter. The Crane a Ordway co., water meter. Yours for Cash and Liberal prices i r. C. Math wig mgr. 4 00 2 so 3 25 5 00 12 60 50 00 3 78 3 50 28 65 so 5 00 50 do Quot not forget that l. H. Rose Cryns is still in Albert Lea. Minn., with a Tine line of Han. Mauk team and single and double 1 50 40 50 1 00 1 00 75 50 2 75 1 00 1 50 2 00 32 25 37 50 i amp a qty saddles bridles halters collars etc., and the finest line of merchants Rule mar that for the next seven weeks All through the holidays the times is read in every Home in Freeborn county. A Well written and displayed by our Printer will be read by the 21,000 people of the county. Horse blankets Robes Sleigh Bells Curry Combs and brushes and a Fine Fine of bridle bits for Lender mom tied horses and hard mounted horses. Also. West Bittle Albert Lea Minn

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