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Albert Lea Freeborn County Times (Newspaper) - September 10, 1897, Albert Lea, Minnesota Freeborn county times. Albert Lea Minnesota Friday september to 1807. Twelve pages. % i ii 00 a it a Iii v. Is a in Gold nuggets ii a a to a 55 a a a to in More ways than one Are lying around Loose at Strauss waiting to be picked up. Our store is a veritable Gold Field to All prospective buyers of clothing. The big four we want your eyes and the More searching your scrutiny tile better we appreciate it. Is i a in Quot in i ssi a 00 s i k ii 8 m 00 00 00 a 195 is the actual number of v. It in in n Xii la ii full Lull ii Iii ii ii ii ii i clothing and furnishings a a fur Coats i nil is we just unpacked. They Are the very finest and Best line of furs we Ever had the a Gordon amp Fergusen make we already record the Sale of 3 fur Coats with the thermometer at 90 in the Shade. Your Clothier s. Strauss. Those handsome Oak tables which we give away with # a $5 Cash Sale Are going fast none better. Get one too. To a a 00 by ii ii a 0 ii it 00 3 a i a x i in in in in in in in n in i n in n n n n n n n n n n n n n in 0 just a few exceptional values now shown in our department ii Doz. Men s medium weight Gray random 1 hip shirts and drawers cuu mens Oil tanned welted seam Gauntlet gloves i Felp Well Worth 79c, just right for Usu 24 dozen boys fleece lined shirts and drawers a up Good weight a it us to dozen boys fall Caps yacht style 29c f i he values Lull Lull Lull Lull Lull Lull Lull Lull Lull Tell Lull la to satisfy our customers is our aim >0000000000%�?�bf� a the wonders of nature. Sights and scenes in the Yellowstone Park. Gushing geysers and Springs towering mountains deep Gorges. Or. F. A. Blackmer de crimes the world of wonderland in the great National Park. In 1858 or 1859 i Ead a dream in the old St. Paul commercial advertiser which seemed to me then so wild Ami extravagant that i have always remembered it. The writer in ins dream saw a great Bridge across the a a father of Waters Quot above St. Anthony Falls. A triumphal car from the East and another from the West slowly approached a great arched Pavilion that had been constructed across the Majestic Stream. The president of the United states in the presence of the governors of a score of great states never thought of at that time and the members of the supreme court and diplomatic corps mingled the Waters of the Atlantic and Pacific with the Waters of the great River in Honor of the completion of a great railway system which the writer dreamed was to connect these great water ways of Commerce. This wild fancy was More than realized Twenty years ago when the Northern Pacific railway was completed for it not Only joined the Atlantic and Pacific with the Mississippi River but it included the great lakes in its comprehensive embrace. This Road traverses a Region to unique that no other line of travel affords such pleasure and variety to the traveler or offers so Many and such varied inducement to every kind of investment. The Northern Pacific land Grant embraces alternate sections Twenty or thirty Miles wide across the continent and is an Empire in itself. In Riding Over this Railroad from St. Paul to the National Park we were filled with admiration that so Early in this Era of Railroad building Man puny Man should have had the audacity to conceive of building a great Highway half Way from Ocean to Ocean and that this great Road should be As level As a floor with moving palaces and a Royal table that would do credit to a King the train was loaded with people Many of them enjoying a perpetual picnic keeping House in the tourists sleepers this company provides free of charge for its patrons. North of Minneapolis the Corn crop is Light As it is also in North Dakota and Montana. We arrived at the conclusion that St. Paul must be about the Northern limit for successful i Corn growing. At Little Falls a High Mound was pointed out that is said to be the burial place of a a Hole-5 a the Day a the great Chippewa chief. Some of your readers will remember this wily Savage with Especial interest. In 18 12 the chippewas showed signs of joining the Sioux an capt. Frank Hall who a then in command at fort Ripley decided to arrest the chief. Or. Godley d. K. Stacy we. Horning and others attempted to make the arrest. A whole in the Day took the alarm and started to make his escape. When Dorr Stacy and or. Godley fired on him he promptly returned the fire and succeeded in getting away. A few weeks later i saw him Riding in a stage coach. The coach stopped North of St. Cloud and lot him off. He was going on the War path after a party of Sioux. It was probably the first and last time an Indian Warrior Ever w ent on the War path in a u. S. Stage coach. In North Dakota the Northern Pacific passes through a magnificent wheat country where every Bushel of Grain is no. I hard. There Are vast stretches of unoccupied land which is yet destined to maintain a Large population. West of the Little Missouri begins the Northern Pacific grazing country. This season has been favor Able to grazing. The Bunch and Gramma grass is very abundant and the cattle and sheep Are exceeding fat. We passed train loads of sheep in double decked cars on the Way to Eastern markets. Some Day this vast Region will be irrigated till then it must be Given Over to mining and grazing for these purposes it will maintain a Large population and add greatly to the nations wealth. At Livingston our Sleeper was switched off and we took a Spur Road to cinnabar where our Carriage was in waiting. Two Miles of Carriage ride and we reached the North Entrance to the Park. After a splendid dinner and a Good shave for Twenty five cents we started on our seven Days journey through the great National Park. Our party besides ourselves consists of two big fat ministers from St Cloud a doctor from Cleveland Ohio and the Driver. Our Carriage is a canopy top easy Riding and Roomy. Our motive Power is two Bay ponies fat and solid in build. The first object of interest is the Mammoth hot Springs. These Springs Are on terraces one above the other covering one Hundred and seventy acres. The Springs Are in All shapes and sizes and the boiling water spreading Over the sides of the terraces have stained them with Mineral deposits in colors and fantastic shapes. Pink and we Hite Are the prevailing colors. In these Springs delicate a Quatie plants fringed with crystaline concretions As Tine As silk lend a dazzling brilliancy to the Limpid water. You cannot see the Bottom of the Springs and realize that their Depths Are profound. At this Point we Register our names and pass on up a Gorge to Golden Gate which is a natural Gateway to the real Park Region. The Gorge Narrows up till it is but one Hundred feet wide one Side of a Bridge is Laid on a shelf blasted into the Side of the Rocky Rampart and the other rests on a tresses supported from below. A deep River rushes and roars a thousand feet below and a Pine Clad Mountain towers As far above. A few Miles beyond we reach our first geysers. They Are in a great Valley or Basin. As we approach the sound is like the rumbling of a score of factories in operation. The first Geyser is a round Chimney built of Pink and White Lime concretions shading off with delicate Green and other variegated colors. From this Chimney a volume of hot steam rushes Forth with a Roar that shuts out every other sound. It is called the a Black growler and wastes Power enough to run forty Mills. The eruption is constant and impresses Yon More with terror than anything else. There Are various interesting pools and geysers in this neighbourhood Bat after spending two Days among them it takes a first class Geyser to be interesting. Our next visit was to a very remarkable spot the a Gibbon paint these Are holes in the ground about ten feet across with irregular outlines and a fantastic margin of crystaline concretions. In the Bottom is a Seething sputtering mixture that looks like White Lead mixed with linseed Oil. Toward the Edge the a a paint shades off into Pink and Emerald tints. As the Stream throws up Small quantities of the Beautiful mixture it takes the form of Toad stools buttercups dewdrops and a thousand other shapes. A Short distance from the a a taint pots there is a round Spring of Limpid hot water so Clear that you can see the sky at the Bottom of it and As it is claimed that there is no Bottom to these hot Springs and geysers i suppose we see the sky in China. A few Yards away another round hot mining is filled up with some Peculiar vegetable formations that look like Flowers in tiny Flower pots. I he a a pots Are made of a concretion that is coloured in varied shades. The Spring looks like a Flower Garden. In bile we were looking at them a Geyser near by suddenly leaped up to a height of forty or fifty feet sending out a canopy of hot water that spread out on All sides like a great umbrella. I am writing this while we Are waiting in the upper Geyser Basin for a a id faithful a the most noted Geyser of them All to gush up forty feet of hot water for our Benefit. Will write you again if the spirit moves. F. A. Blackmer upper Geyser Basin Yellowstone Park. Aug. 29, 1897. A has reason to be proud. On the altar thousands of pairs of our Fine stylish oxfords some of those papers that Are constantly making invidious mention of congressman Tawney s alleged Stock of self esteem would be More Success full in their dubious work if they did not reveal the fact that their own conceit was the Standard of excellence the first Meridian from which All distances and deflections were to be measured. Jim Tawney has reason to be proud of his ability and attainments and especially so of the fact that he stands so Well in the estimation of the Public who have Confidence and regard for him things that cannot truthfully be said for his principal Sun. Half fare excursions. Must be sacrificed to make room for fall goods. Your Choice of our Nob Biest prettiest styles including All the popular toes colors and leathers Ifill to at these fetching a ices they Are irresistible. Remember that it is not Price alone but style fit and Quality which should weigh most in the question. Every pair backed by the experience and reputation gained during Twenty years in business by Walter Thompson the shoe Man. The m. A St. L. R. R. Will run Home seekers excursions on aug. 17, sept. 7 and 21, oct. 5 and 19, to Points North South and West at a rate of one fare plus 12.00, for the round trip. Tickets Good 21 Days from Date of Sale. For full particulars write any agent of the m. A St. L. R. R. Or a. B. Cutts g. P. Amp t. A. 50 Minneapolis Minn we Are prepared to Bell you anything you want in the line of. Furniture As Well As refrigerators baby cabs window shades Grille work for door ways Etc. Iron express wagons for children carpets rugs Straw flatting picture holdings of All descriptions. Call in and see us before buying. Home furniture co. S. H. Knatvold prop

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