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Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - October 21, 1896, Albert Lea, Minnesota Times u%%%w,%uvt«uvuu%vivmuu«m%m Twenty Thousand Eyes 5 See the Standako \ Every Week of the Year. € Is Not Lowest in Price, But Is Highest in Value. VOL. XXXIX.ALBERT LEA, MINN., WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21,1890. How Dollars are Made. wamaEmaammma NO. 43 As a rule they are coined at the U. S. mint. That is one way. Another way to make them is by holding up a bank, get on your “bike” and have your head blown off afterwards. The best and safest way to make DOLLARS is by going through S. Strauss and “Hold him Up” for your winter’s need of Clothing. We are saving you great big Dollars on our............ $5.00 All Wool Suits, $5.00 Frieze Ulsters, $2.00 Boys’ Suits. The saving of a Dollar on a Fur Coat may not be so very noticeable at time of purchase, but there’s a saving of a good many Dollars in buying your Furs of us, considering that in wearing a Gordon & Ferguson Guaranteed Coat, You are wearing the VERY BEST. o YOURS ALWAYS, You can get T) O' Have given away a good many of those beautiful Clocks. You c; J- •    one    too    by    getting    your    winter    outfit    of    S.    Strauss. I BUSINESS CARDS. W. E. TODD. AWYER. OFFICE IN THE NEW OPERA i house blocK, Albert Lea, Mina. A. U. MAYLAND. AWYER. ROOM 2, FAIR STORE BUILD-big, Albert Lea, Miun.    24tf L HENRY A. MORGAN, A TTORNEY AT LAW. COUNTY ATTOR-nev. Office In Gulbrandson Block, Broadway, Albert Lea, Minn. R. S. FARNSWORTH. A TTORNEY AT LAW. PRACTICES IN ALL JTA- the courts, Careful attention given to commercia! and other collections. Office in Wedge & Barlow Co., Block. Rooms I and 2. Albert Lea, Miun.    39—94. EDW. A. CHURCH. (Successor to Buei & Church.) Real estate, law, insurance, Loans and Collections. Houses for Sale and Rent. Office in Opera Block, Albert Lea, Minn____8tn6 J. M. TODD, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. OFFICE in rear of Briggs’ Drug Store; hospital on Fountain street, Albert Lea. W. C. MERRILL. ENTIST. OFFICE IN NEW opera house block, rooms 3 aud 4, Albert Lea Miun, D THE POPULIST-UNION TICKET. H. A. PAINE, A RCHITECT AND BUILDER. PLANS xX drawn and contracts taken for all classes of work in city aud country. Albert Lea, Mlnu.    15yl DOCTOR NISSEN. GI RADU ATE FROM NORWAY. OFFICE r over Lion Drug Store, Broadway, Alb ert Lea, Minn. MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA. C^HINCOPIN CAMP NO 835 HOLDS REGU-J lar meetings at Odd Fellows’ Hall every first and third Wednesday evenings of each month.    J.    D. CLARK. V. C. J. K. HALVORSEN, Clerk. Doctor Wilcox, ■PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, ALBERT L Lea, Minn. Having fully regained ids health and equipped himself with first-class driving horses and carriages, Is now better prepared, and will more promptly answer calls to the country than ever. The doctor does not only keep on hand a tirst-class supply of surgical instruments, etc , but keeps and dispenses ids own medicines, a large supply of which he carries with him when going into the couutrv. Address, Dr. IL ll. WILCOX, Corner Clark and Washington Streets, 36tf    Albert Lea. Minn. 014 Coats, OM Pants, And press them so they look like new Special Rates for Family Washing. Tile New . . Airt Lea Steam Laundry. S. G. Thompson, Proprietor. 43yl Albert Lea Lumber and Stock Co. THE FARMERS’ INDEPENDENT LUMBER YARD. Best quality of Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Building Paper, and Builders’Supplies always on hand and sold at Lowest Market Rates. Yard on Broadway, South of Court House. C. G. JOHNSRUD. - Manager. 'E? M! AMP? NO AGENTS £<re» S»    *7    hun    nut sell direct to the consumer at wholesale prices Ship anywhere lor examination before sam Everything warranted I OO st y les Of Car rinses. OO styles of Harnea, 41 I styles Hiding Saddle*. VY rite for catalogue '    ELKHART Carriage & Harness Mfg. Co, a Pratt, Secy.Elkhart, Ind. In Character and Fitness the Nominees are Above Reproach--Voters Desiring a New Deal are Offered a Clean and Creditable List of Candidates. Most of the nominees of thepeople’s-union county ticket and their records, unlike those of the well-known republican candidates, not being known to many voters, tile Standard takes pleasure in responding to a general request to relate the main facts of their careers and to fairly state what manner of men they are. L. P. Lawson, one of the two nominees for representative, was horn in Denmark, aud is 52 years of age. Ile has a good English common school education, and is an American in his principles and in every true sense of the word. Ile has lived in Bath and lastly in Geneva 3S yea.’s aud has been assessor and for the past three years chairman of the Geneva town board. Ile is besides president of tile county dairy association, secretary of the Geneva creamery association, and president of the farmers’ mutual union stock association. No man in the county is more closely identified w ith the dairy interests and none ranks higher as an intelligent, weii-informed and upright man. Ile is conscientious, candid and fair-minded, and would make a trustworthy, able and honorable representative of the people and of all classes, in the legislature. Mr. Lawson is married and nas four children. William Miller, the other nominee for representative, was born at Poin-ette, Wis., and is 39 years old. Ile has lived in Freeborn township 32 years, most of the time on a farm. Ile taught district school 15 years, and has been chairman of the town board, assessor IO years, and is now a director of the creamery at Freeborn. Ile is known to nearly all in the west part of the county, and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity, or excellent education, sound in his judgment and one who would honor any position in the gift of the people of Freeborn county. His actions are always based on principle, and being backed by extensive information he wTould make an able and incorruptible legislator. Mr. Miller was married in 1881 and has six children. Erick Johnsrud, nominated for county auditor, is in all the opposition ranks undoubtedly the fittest man who could have been chosen. Ile was bom in Norway in 1850, but came to Wisconsin with his parents at 7, and three years later to Freeborn county, where he has since lived on the old homestead in Bancroft. Ile obtained a good common school education, and in 1876 was elected town clerk and has ever since held the office. Ile wras secretary of tile Hiceland creamery association three years and is now treasurer. Mr. Johnsrud is a fine penman and bookkeeper, and his qualifications are undoubted. Ile has an extensive acquaintance in the county, and his uprightness of character and just and kindly bearing commands for him the respect of all. E. W. Knatvold has lived in Freeborn county since he was a boy of ll, and he is now' 45. He was raised on a farm in Hayward Yvhere he received an excellent education in the public school. About 6 years ago he moved to Albert Lea to engage in the hardware business as a member of the Knatvold Hardware company. It wras a success from the start, but about two years ago he sold his interest and has since been recuperating his health which had become impaired and which is now well restored. He is a tirst-class business man and his honesty and trustworthiness are of the tried and truest kind. All who know him are numbered as his friends and none who vote for him will ever regret it, for lie would make as efficient and popular a treasurer as the county has ever known. He is brother of senator Knatvold, is married and has C children. For sheriff, J. III. Barlow, of Bancroft, was wisely named. He w as born on a farm and has ever since been a tiller of the soil. From boyhood he has been liked by all who have known bim; he is a man of sterling honesty; he has sound judgment; he is trustworthy and would make an able, fearless and popular sheriff. He has held various offices in Bancroft, including that of school district clerk, assessor, road overseer and constable, and is now supervisor. “Joe”, as he is popularly known, is en- Nelson Bro's Dept. Store. NO SHREWD BUYER Of Clothing can afford to pass us this season. All Admit we are in the lead. We Claim ami We Believe justly that Our Clothing Line stands without an equal in the country. A Coat to be Proud of—Our . . . All Wool Beaver at $8.00i How Dollars Are Made. Well worth $12.00. No such coat shown outside our store for the money. tirely worthy of the confidence of the people andAif the other towns do half as well for him .as Bancroft will, he will be overwhelmingly elected. Mr. Bar-low is married and has two children. F. S. Hostetter, is the union nominee for register of deeds, and it is the general verdict that no better man could have been chosen. He was born in Ohio, is 52 years old and has lived in Shell Bock 41 years. He has a fine education, being a normal school graduate, and taught district school 30 years; he has been school district clerk and held other town offices, and at present is the worthy landlord of the Glenville hotel. Of course, all admit his qualifications and unimpeachable character, and none doubt but that he would make a reliable and model register. Mr. Hostetter is married and has 2 children. For clerk of court, M. J. Quinn was the nominee of the peoples party at the last election, and his having then so proven las manhood and fitness, he was nominated tnisyearby unanimous consent. He was born in Hennepin county 34 years ago and has lived in Geneva 28 years. He taught school with success for IO years; was town assessor 3 years, and secretary of the Geneva creamery 3 years. He was married last year, Yve believe, and is engaged in farming. He is honest and capable, and being candid and of fine personal bearing, wins the good will of all who become acquainted with him. dias. Howard, nominee for judge of probate, was born in Mason county, Kentucky, and is 32 years old. He obtained a thorough academic education, and then studied for the law with Whitaker & Kobertson, an eminent firm of lawyers at Maysville, Kv., but decided that lie would prefer farming, and so moved to Hayward township in this county in 1891, where he has since been engaged in that business. He has twice been elected justice of the peace of that town, and his neighbors all commend bimas deserving of public esteem and confidence. John Anderson is almost too well known to require introduction. Ile was born in Norway 48 years ago, attended a military school in Christiania and received a fine education. He came to Chicago and remained five years, thence to Decorah, where he was assistant editor to Mr. Anundson several years, thence to Spring Valley, where he read law with judge Farmer and was admitted to the bar. He came to Albert Lea in 1876, where he has since lived. He has been city clerk and city attorney, and for 6 years served as deputy collector of U. S. internal reve uue. He is a student and careful lawyer, and like his competitor, Mr. Morgan, possesses the respect and good will of the people. Dr. L. C. Cowles, of Alden, is the nominee for coronor, and is a man and physician of high standing and record. Ile was born at Baraboo, Wis., is 47 years old, was educated at Ann Arbor and Chicago medical college. He practiced medicine in La Crosse for a term of years, and four years ago located at Alfien, where he enjoys a large practice and the esteem of all. Ile is married and has 3 (children. Miss Mary Burke, of Albert Lea, is the nominee for superintendent of schools. She was born in Chicago, and obtained the rudiments of her education there. When IO years old she came with her parents to Albert Lea, andAttended the public schools here until she graduated from the high school under Supt. Levens. She always ranked highest in her class in the high school. She taught 21 years. Her early teaching was in Freeborn county. In 1881 she taught at Waterville one year, in the grammar grade, resigning to accept a position in the Albert Lea schools, where she remained 3 years. In 1885 she resigned to go to Fargo, N. I)., being offered a much larger salary. She taught in Fargo 9 years, doing grammar and high school work. Since leaving Fargo she has been engaged in the high school at Albert Lea, where she is at present teaching. Miss Burke is a lady of fine and winning appearance, of robust health, and in character and disposition is a model of her sex. She is admittedly thoroughly equipped for superintendent and would honor the position. The nominees for county commissioners are T. A. Herron, of Newry, 1st district; P. J. Oved, of Carlston, 2d district, and J as. Ii. Johnston, of Mansfield, 5th district. Each is a farmer and and an honored citizen of his town. Each has held various town offices and is respected as an intelligent, capable and sound business man. Their neigh- Overcoat Depart ment. Pantaloon Department. Children’s Suit Dept. Men s, Boys' and Children s jUlsters&Storm King Coats /    O In all grades and at prices from 98c UPWARDS. Boys’ Pants from 4 to 14 years of age, 25c, better grade, 50c & 75c. Men’s Pantaloons in hundreds of different grades and prices, from From $1 .OO to $5.00. Perfect in fit and workmanship, and are the acme of high class tailoring. This department contains 700 suits, all grades and prices, From 1.00 to $5.00. Mothers! Ask to see our cute little-^ Double-Breasted Reefer Ms. We think they are Peaches. Come and let us prove it. As a rule, they are coined at the IJniied States mint. Another way to make Dollars is by saving; this can be done bv buying at Nelson Brothers’ Store. Tile Cloak Season . , We are in the midst of. Our crowded show-rooms indicate that we are at the head of the Coat, Cape and Wrap trade of this city. Our special order day, Saturday, Oct. 17th. was a fabulous success, bringing customers from 40 to 60 miles distance. We cannot mention the details of this department, but ask any of the many pleased buyers who have purchased from us, and they will give us the best advertising any firm can have. Cash has a Leverage Now that will purchase more goods than ever known before. Better buy today, not wait until tomorrow. Prices won,t go lower. Every day some lines of desirable goods vanishes. A Continued Run of Sales on a Close Margin is Our Plan. The Big Four Clothiers, Gage, Hayden Sc Co, Nill fill’s MHI Stilt. bors all speak in their praise and pledge the public that each is well worthy of the trust for which he is named. This completes the list, and it may justly besaid that the candidates named above compose a ticket that is above criticism, and one that is entitled to the confidence of all whose preference may call them to support it. HANDSOflE ALBERT LEA, A Card from Erick Johnsrud. Editor of the Standard: Having been informed that a great many of my friends and voters throughout the county have the idea that I am really not a candidate for the office of county auditor, that I have only allowed my name to stand as such for tile present, and that I probably will entirely withdraw' before election, which I suppose is on the ground that I am not out electioneering, but staying at home and attending to the duties of the farm, and seemingly taking but little interest in politics. In order to correct this I must ask the editor to kindly allow me space for the following in your paper: The facts are this; I did not desire to run for any office, as I always disliked to enter into politics, and I Yvas nominated entirely without my knowledge, and did not know1 until a day or two after the convention, when I was informed by a neighbor of the fact. Coming as it did unexpectedly I made Hie remark that I was not an office seeker, and that I did not think I would accept. Afterward when I got the full proceedings of the convention and looking the names of the nominees over, and finding at the head of the1 ticket the name of L. P. Lawson and William Miller and going down the list, finding altogether names of good and honest persons, standing high in the community where they live, the words of the sage came to mind: “Tell me what kind of company you associate with, and I will tell you what kind of a man you are.” Now to be placed among such men, I found indeed that I was placed in good company, which I consider an honor, and so I did not hesitate to accept the nomination. But I find that I am not a politician and to approach a person and ask for his vote I find a much more disagreeable task than digging potatoes, and as I have but very little time to spare from other duties, and no money to spend on election, I take this means to lay my case before tile voters of this county, and if elected I shall feel very thankful to them, not only for a remunerative office, but for their confidence, which would always be my highest aim to merit. And if not elected I want to assure them that I shall harbor no ill feeling against anybody, and whatever the result may be I hope that I shall have made no enemies, but shall have gained friends. Erick JOHNSRUD. Bancroft, Minn., Get. IO, ’96. The Way to California. The best route and most complete service to California and the west are offered by the B., C. R. & N. Ry. through their tourist car excursions. Each Tuesday during the winter season a Pullman tourist sleeper will be attached to B., C. It. & N. train No. 2, which leaves Albert Lea 2:35 p. rn. This car will run through to Los Angeles and San Francisco via Kansas City, Ft. Worth, Texas, El Paso and the Southern Paelllc. railway, 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 $0.00. and tile tourist has every comfort and accommodation of the regular Pullman. For descriptive pamphlet, giving full information regarding these excursions call on B.,C. R. & N. agents, or address the undersigned, J. Morton, G. T. & P. A., expDec3l    Cedar Rapids, Iowa. its Big Stores and Factories and Progressive Improvements—Entertaining impressions of the Hutchinson Editor. Burt W. Day, Hutchinson Leader: The writer hereof spent a day this week in one of the handsomest inland cities in the state—Albert Lea. Situated in the heart of the great dairy region of the northwest,it is a prosperous city and a large per cent of its 5,000 people are genuine pushers. In many respects it is metropolitan. Its electric light, Mater works and park systems, its well graded streets and beautiful five-mile drive around the lakes, its magnificent opera house and splendid schools are a few of the things that obliterate from the faces of Albert Lea people all vestiges of “that tired feeling” and give them a look which make young men and young tvomen who visit the place want to get married before they leave. And Albert Lea also cuts quite a swath in a commercial way. JMime of its leading retail stores would be called tine if they were on Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, and Hansom’s big wholesale grocery house does a business which the Minneapolis wholesalers would like ’mighty well to get. The Hansoms, however, think too much of Albert Lea to relinquish it. There are various extensive manufactures and three lines of railway to ship their output over. Perhaps the most important industry is Win. A. Morin’s brick and tile factory. Air. Morin bas solved the question of whether drain tile can be made and marketed at a profit in Alinnesota. Freeborn county farmers are buying his tiling and making 830 lands worUi $50 to $75 per acre and it won’t belong before Madsen’s tile factory will be doing the same thing in AIcLeod county. Another important industry is the Albert Lea cracker factory, the only one west of the Mississippi outside of the great cracker trust and the only one the trust has failed to break. Its goods are equal to the best and it supplies every store in Albert Lea but one and ships tons of crackers to adjoining states. Freeborn county has one of the linest court houses in the west, but it cuts a visitor to the quick to learn that that grand pile of brick and stone ruined the contractor who built it and the unrepaid bargain which the county got sent him heartbroken into an untimely grave. Last spring a moral earthquake struck Albert Lea and buried nine $500 license saloons in its ruins. Prominent citizens who have either drank or favored saloons all their lives told us that those saloons would never be dug up and no new ones could ever rise on their ruin*. They told us that they believed at the time that if Albert Lea lost her saloons she would lose business. They admit now that the city has lost no business and has gained a purer moral atmosphere. From now on they will fight the saloon more vigorously than they ever upheld it. A REMARKABLE RECORD. The Chicago Dispatch .lakes a Phenomenal Jump in Its Circulation. The most remarkable increase in cir-1 culation recorded in these days of modern and advanced journalism is that! attained by the Chicago Dispatch, the ! only daily paper published in Chicago that espouses the cause of Bryan and silver. Within twenty days The Dispatch has jumped In circulation from 67JOOO to over 100,000 copies daily. It is one of those clean-cut, progressive and ag-1 gressive newspapers that are decided-1 ly refreshing and interesting. It has the courage of its convictions on any and all subjects and publishes tile news in the most complete and reliable form at all times. Joseph R. Dunlop, the publisher of this up-to-date journal, has proved himself a friend of the toilers of this country and stands ready at all times to take up the cause of downtrodden humanity as against those who seek to oppress their fellow man. Sample copies of The Dispatch can be had for the asking, or it will be mailed to any address for 25 cents a month. Every free silver voter and every body who honestly wants to learn the truth should have the Dispatch. The Standard will send in your subscription-only 25 cents a month. — w—— ■ - A WOMAN FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. A New Departure in Freeborn County Politlcs--Honor to Whom Honor is Due. Editor of the Standard: No more fitting nomination was ever made in Freeborn county than that of Miss Mary J Burke for couuty superintendent of schools. The populists and democrats did themselves honor In selecting a person so nobly quail lied lor the office. Miss Burke Is a resident of Albert Lea and a teacher in the Albert Lea high ‘Chook Her lite has been devoted solely to educational matters. For twenty years she has beendn active work as a teacher, beginning in the country schools aud working her way up to lier present position. She was engaged for several years as a high school teacher In Fargo, N. I), where her services were beld in high esteem. The thoroughness of Miss Burke’s education and lier indefatigable zeal In school work. are features of her ability recognized and acknowledged by all who know lier. Add to this her high moral character, and the question might well be asked: Where could a more suitable candidate for this office be found? The fact of this candidate being a woman should not only be no bar to her election, but should be a feature In her favor. The truth Is. womeu stand today In the front ranks as educators. Some of the best county superintendents of our own state, as well as others, are women. And when, at the present time, more thai) three-fourths of the teachers of our county are women it is wholly out of date to argue the question as to their capability for holding this position. Many of the legislatures have recognized their ability in this line and have opened the way for this office to be filled by women. This is an occasion that appeals especially to the women of our county. It gives them an opportunity to demonstrate their faith In the ability of their sex— By exercising their right of school suffrage to place a woman at the head of Freeborn county schools.    School    Patron . CAPTURED. The greatest bargains in Winter Clothing and Underwear that ever ESCAPED From the factories of the United States, and our customers receive the REWARD. T oni’s lor Square W. AY. Johnson & Co lf IS MO SURPRISE To the Pulbic to learn of the many carloads of TI, vt Flite Farm Land for Sale. 200 acres farm land for sale at very low price and on easy terms. Every foot tillable. This the best bargain in land yet offered. T. Y. Knatvold. For Ocean Steamship Tickets Via the Beaver Line from Montreal-Quebec to Liverpool, or via any steamship line crossing the Atlantic, at lowest rates for first cabin, second cabin and steerage, both outward and prepaid, apply to E. A. Bliss, agent, Chicago, Milwaukee St St. Paul Kjl, at Albert Lea, or address C. F. Wenham. Gen. Steamship Agent, 48 ▲dams St., Chicago, IIL Playing Cards. “The Cedar Rapids Route” high grade playing cards are for sale by all agents of the B. C. R. & N. Ry., at the following prices: 15c per pack; two packs 25C; $1.50 per dozen. Order direct from agents or send stamps or money order to the undersigned, and cards will be sent postage or express paid. J. Morton, G. P. & T. A. ExpD«c3l    Cedar    Rapids,    Iowa. C., n. Sc St, P. Excursion Rates. Home seekers’ tickets Aug. 18, Sept. I, IS and 20, and Oct. 6 and 20. Rate, one far plus $2 OO. This covers nearly all western and southwestern points. For rates call on or address E. A. Bliss, agent. Albert Lea. That we arc receiving. It happens so often that all are used to it. Home Furniture Company. Olson & Thune, ^MERCHANT TAILORS Skillful and Reliable Work Guaranteed. # # # Repairing of All Kinds of Furs a Specialty. Ladies’ Cloaks Made to Order, Albert Lea, Stylishly and at Moderate Brie* s. Over Cash Grocery Store.

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