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—All niifiou nd charitable notion insort
•4 free, also notice* of Deaths and Marriages.
—Legal advertisements Seventy-five eenta
per for the first insertion, and Thirty
coven and on« half cents for each subsequent
-vsertion payable before affidavit is given.
—Transient advertisements payable in ad
uico. Other advertisement* according to
OOOJtOKt.
—Advertisements not marked, published till
t«fcic ivnd charged accordingly.
13 C. BERRY, M. D.
IT, I'hya elan m4 Sergeee.
fjpociul attention'given ohronid diieMei In
^1 its forms. Offioo at present South end of
Main street, (Gurncy place.)
Austin, Minn. 10tf
A. BARNES, M. D.
PhyalcUaiaai Rartctn.
Office and residence, corner Mill and Iligk
Mtats, Austin, Minnesota (n2 ly.)
JN.
WHEAT, M. D.
.HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN SUR
GEON,
Qlm and Residendeon the Corner of Mill and
fl|, Paul St. Austin, Minn. 40t
Jan. 12th,
9residence1869.
W.GIBSON, M. D., PHYSI
cian and Surgeon, Austin, Minn. Offiee
on Wvter street.
Austin, April 30th, 1868. nS-ly
& WHEELER, ATTOR-
t: neys at Law and Dealers in Real Estate.
(Krtiied Abstracts of Title to any Lands in
•lower county, given on short notice. OIN
qp stairs ia Bank Block, Austin,"Minn. n2
saannAa rut n. o.
GGeneral
W. BISHOP,
MM
Agent, A as tin, Minnesota.
Uids bought and sold on Commission, JAe.
on the oorner. south of tho Court House.
44tf
SWALLOWCOLLECTION
1
SDESDELL,
DR.
CLARK-, LAW,
LAND and OFFICE, ia
•asford's Brick Blook, corner Main and Bridge
BU., Austin, Minn.
0. OF G.T., DEGREE TEMPLE,
Excelsior Lodge No. 8, meets once in two
Vncks, on Tuesday evening at 7:30.
O. ALLEN, D.T.
J. T. PICK, D. See.
IEST QUALITY OF WOODEN
PUMPS, eonatantly on hand, by Q. A
at Austin. 14tf
Austin, July lltb, 186S.
ARCHITECT
AND BUILDER.
QBO. JOHNSON would reapeotAdly an
•ounce to tho citisens of Austin and vicinity
that he ia now prepared to attend to all orders
ip kia line. Drafting dono and estimates made
a short notice. Will take eontraets and erect
(wildings of all descriptions. Charges reasona
ble and satisiiMtioa guaranteed. Shop on Bridge
Street, Austin, Minnesota. 38 tf
W. L. HOLLISTER, PHY8I
oian aind Surgeon, Ofloe at his reeidenee,
(tiling, Minn. n6-tl
I
O. or G. T.—THE LANSING
Lodge No. 150, I. 0. G. T., meets every
Way evening, at Templan Hall.
J. B. ROBINSON. W. C. T,
W. BBNTLT,
W.8.
HOTEL.
WEIABR,- Proprietor.
Jfain Street ... Lansing Minn.
Board by day or week. Travelers will Aad
0«xf Accommodation*, for man or beast, at
iving prK$S. The patronage of the traveling
public is 'solicited. A GOOD HALL, always
asadj for claneity shows, Ac. Ac. 36 tf
TLOUGH FACTORY.
subscribers ars nojr manufacturing from
he best qualities of material
BJREAKINCJ PLOWS.
CROSSING & CORN PLOWS
fbich they warrant to give satisfaction. Per
Mcular attention attention given to all kinds of
Flongh Repairing and all other
flbop west of the railroad,
lily
blacksmitking.
Lansing, Minn
S. H. HARTLEY* SO N.
LEROT BUSINESS CAMDS.
CASWELL
HOUSE,
D. CASWELL, Proprietor.
(!or. Main Broadway, LeRoy, Minn.
GOOD STABLING ATTACHED.
vlnlyl,
MRASK'S HOTEL,
X' J. F, TRA8JC, Proprietor,
LSROY, MINNESOTA.
JUfltted, Refurnished and goodjLivery. Board
bf t&e day or week. v2n2yl
JPfDRBITT ALLEN—Dealers in
V^Hoavy A Shelf Hardware, Stoves, Tinware,
House furnishing Goods, Ae.
Cprser Main Street A Broadway, LeRoy,
Mfe* lOtf
"VTASON & EDES—Dealers in Up
J3I bolstered and Common Furniture.
^Ifain St.. LeRoy, Minn. lOtf
ALL, O. K.
the ol(l,G, i.'3&rber is von in the town of
and wilT remain wHh you. Uo is ready
to do work in his lino of business.
Hair Dressing, Hair Dyeing, Shavi
and Ilaif Cutting
that can't help but satisfy all who call on him
for work. He will be found at the sign of
"O. K.," on Mill St. E. PAINE.
36tf
FOR
SALE.—A One Story Framed
House 16x24, well built, good well of soft
water, stable, &e., with two lots, situated in
(he plcasantcst part of town, in Parker
Brown's addition. For terms enquire at this
office, or on the premises,
52tf H. L. PERCIVAL.
QITY. BAKERY.
J, H. McCLENTXO,
Wishes to inform the pnblio.'tkat at his ba
on Mill Street may be found everything
Aat is usually kept in afiast class Bakery.
SB
manufactures and keeps constantly on, band
a general assortment of plain candies. Farm
ers and others will find this, a desirable place
toobtain & lUnch as be intcnds{topayjtarticular
attention to thiB branch of business.
Mill Street, Austin, Minn.
J.
J. HAYES & BRO.,
WATCHMAKERS, & JEWELERS,
Main Street, Austin, Minn
Dealers in
Jewelry, Watches,
LOCKS, FANCY GOODS, MUSICAL IN
CSXRUM ENJ8, VIOLIN AND GUITAR
STRlNuS, Ae., Ac.
dtl Repairing done with dispatch and Warrant-
Ciuth paid fdr Old Gold and Silver. 371y
To Rent.
rTTHREE FRONT RO OMS suitable
J. for Offices, over Johnson A Bro's store, in
&e Brick Blook, corner of Main and Mill
(9w2) WII4JAM RICHARDS.
AU8IN.MINN., AUGUST 12th, 1869.
Bemtllcan State Caneitioa.
The Eleventh Annual Republican
State Convention will bo held at St.
Paul on Thursday, the ninth day of Sep
tember,
A. M.
1869, for tho purpose of
nominating candidates for the following
Stato officer* to be filled at tho next Gen
eral Election, vis:
Chief Jiutiec of tho Supremo CouTfc
Governor
Lieutenant Governor
Seerctary of State
Attorney General
Auditor of State
State Treasurer
Clerk of the Supremo Court.
The ratio of representation aa deter
mined by the last State Convention, is
baaed upon the Presidential vote, and
entitles the several counties to the fol
lowing apportionment:
Anoka,
Benton,
Blue Earth,
Brown,
Carlton,
Carver,
Cass,
Chippewa,
Chisago,
Crow Wing,
Daeota,
Dodge,
Douglas,
Faribault,
Filmore,
Freeborn,
Goodhue,
Grant,
Hennepin,
Houston,
Isanti,
Jackson,
Kanabec,
Kandiyohi,
Lake,
Le Sueur,
Manomin,
McLeod,
Martin,
3 Meeker, 3
2 Mille Lac, 1
8 Monongalia, 3
4 Morrison, 1
1 Mower, 7
4 Nieolet, 4
1 Olmsted, 10
1 Otter Tail, 1
3 Pine,
lllowct
1
Pine,
Pope, 2
8
7 Ramsey,
Pope,
1
2
8
ft Redwood, 2
3 Rice, 8
7 Renville,
12 St. Louie, 1
7 Scott, 3
13 Sherburne,
1 Sibley, 3
14 Stearns, ft
7 ^teel, 6
2 Stevens, 1
2 Todd, 2
1 Wabvhaw, 8
2 Waseca, 4
1 Washington, ft
& Watonwon, 2
1 Winona, 11
3 Wright, ft
3
For the purpose of more thoroughly
perfecting the Republican organisation
within our limits, The State Central
Committee hereby recommends the ap
pointment of a County Committee con
stating of one active Republican from
each election precinct in the eounty,
who shall act as chairman of his pre
cinct committee, and be elected at the
primary meetings held pursuant to this
call.
All who supported the nominees and
principles of the Republican party at
the last Presidential election are cor
dially invited to take part in sending
delegates to this Convention.
F. DRISCOLL,
H. A. KIMBALL,
8 R.THAYER,
D. SINCLAIR,
M. S. CHANDLER,
L. W. COLLINS,
W. H. SIEGLER.
Committee.
FRAUD IN POLITICS.
feaveatlea Packing!
HirTinwllm Butbi Die Peoiile
How the People iTamely
Submit.
In theory ours is a government by
by tbe people in practice, it is a gov
ernment by politicians. Tbe right of
representation is a fundamental princi
ple, and in the main, correct but the
practice of choosing representatives
who are to meet and choose other, rep
resentatives, who are still to meet and
choose others, and so on until the sup
posed choice of the people is reached
is a perversion of this representative
idea, as dangerous in practice, as it
false in theory. It is one of the first
and soundest principles of law, that a
delegated power cannot be transferred
Any philosophy of politics which ig
nores this principle is dangerous. If
one citizen yields co another the power
of expressing the choice which he ought
to exercise himself, he furnishes a con
venient opportunity for the buying and
selling ot that choice after it gets be
yond his own control. The man who
is entrusted with the political opinions
of a city, town or county, can, if he will,
put those opinions into the market and
sell them to the highest bidder.
The system of caucuses adopted in
this country ia a corruption of the rep
resentative idea, and in our humble
judgment, the country has more to fear
from it to-day, than from any other
source.
First The town caucus is of so ele
mentary a character, that the people are
not interested in it, and will not attend
unless they aro urged and some unu
Buai'indueemcnta are held out. They
consider that their duty is discharged if
they wait until election day oomes, and
then vote for the men that have been
nominated. This is particularly true in
rural districts. Designing office-seekers
take advantage of this well known fact,
and in some secret conclave make up a
list of delegates whom they wish to se
cure from the several towns to attend
the county convention.
Possessed of ample means, and gen
erally controling the public funds, they
keep around their headquarters a com
pany of men, well drilled in the busi
ness for which they are designed, and
whom they can deploy as skirmishers
throughout the several towns, on a mo
ment's notice. These minute men are
well stocked with plausible falsehoods,
and nssurance to tell them in a winning
way. Their especial work is to visit
the town committees and get the cau.
cuses called at the place, on the day
and hour which they name. Next they
call upon certain men whose namci are
furnished from headquarters, and whose
opinions are well understood, and se
cure pledges that they will attend tbe
caucuses at the time and place named
and help elect the delegates desired. If
money is needed, they use it. The day
of the caucus arrives, and these runners
are on hand to sec that the meeting iB
"run" to suit thorn. The delegates are
ehosen, and in the poetic language of
Fourth of July orators, are said to rep
resent the "dear people of that town."
But if, perchance, the above pro
gramme should bo defeated, the itine
rant men from head quarters have got a
further mission to perform. If the sus
picion arises that they will not be able
to carry the convention on the first vote
by fair means, they are to get
up bogus delegations from the
towns in which they have been
defeated, to help "organize the conven
tion." The preparatory work of caucus
packing generally commences months
previous to the convention, by getting
men pledged who accidentally visit head
quarters. A 'political county con
vention, when first assembled has less
law to control it than amass meeting.
The contest is over the question of chair
man, and every body who happens to
be present', bogus delegates and all, arc
permitted to vote. This furnishes an
opportunity for office seeken to pack
the room, to control the organization.
A chairman selected, he is pledged to
appoint a committee on credentials who
will cxelude the opposition, lawful or
unlawful. Tbb in brief is the practice
and history of the caucus and conven
tion system in Mower eoun
ty. But the worst feature of the whole
remains to be told. Such proceedings
as we have described, steeped in fraud
from first to last, tbe people recognize
as "regular," and binding upon the par
ty. They vote the ticket made up in
this way under the delusion that it is a
"regular" nomination, and brand those
who repudiate the fraud as "bolters,
Would an intelligent citizen conduct
himself in this way with refererence to
his own business affairs We think
not. If a neighobr should proeure his
assent to a contract by the use of fraud
and deception how quickly would he
refuse to be bound by it and bring a
suit to recover the damages he had sus
tained, and all the world would com
mend his course. On the same ground
and for the same reasons, no party is
bound by the fraudulent practices of
selfish, scheming politicians, in packing
caucuses and conventions. It is the duty
of all citizens -to rise in the dignity of
their manhood, and declare with a voice
that cannot bo mistaken, that those
^who seek to subvert the will of the peo
ple by the use of artifice, money, caucus
packing,or any other corrupt means are
enemies of liberty and the Repub
lican party and their acts will be repudi
ated.
The sooner the false and dangerous
idea, entertained by many honest peo
ple, that they must support nominations
made in a convention, though begotten
and carried on in fraud,is removed, the
better it will be for the country.
We see no remedy for these evils
except in the integrity, virtue and in
dependence of the people, and their
united determination to discountenance
fraud and those who practice it. The
Crawford County system has been tried
and is open to nearly as many objec
tions as any other. Under it, ballot
boxes can be stuffed and Democrats can
control the vote. Again we say the
people must do the work.
The C*mln| Contest.
Two distinct, leading ideas will enter
into the political contest in this eounty
the coming autumn,—the one Oligarch
ical and the other Republican. The
former, places the ruling power in tho
hands of a few men who arrogate to
themselves the privilege of holding pub
lie offices during their natural lives
and of dictating to the people what
they shall do and what they shall not
do, what annual stipend they and their
friends shall receive for their selfsacrific
ing scrvico,and
what taxes shall be levied
and collcctcd to defray the expenses of
their administration.—The other, pla
ces trfe power to govern where it natur
ally and legally belongs, in the hands
of the electors of the county. The lea
ders and adherants of the Oligharchical
system have for weeks past been arran
ging their plans of the campaign.—
Their leaders are chosen and are active
ly at work. With them it is a question
of continuation of power, as well as of
dollars and cents. They have held po
sitions at will,ever since the county was
organized, and have stood where, at any
moment a simple turn of the wrist would
place the treasury at their disposal.
They hate and oppose the Republican
idea, for it breaks their power and takes
away their support. They cling to their
despotism with all the pertinacity of
drowning men. In all their prepara
tions this time, we find them standing
by the old land marks and adhering to
their long established custom of sup
porting for. office none but those who
have been tried by the fires of their own
furnace. Sitting in their officcs in
Austin, they nominate and renominate
themselves for the various offices, and
will then call upon the people to go
through the old farco of sanctioning
their nominations in convention and
VOL 2. AUSTIN, MOWER COUNTY, MINN., THURSDAY, AUGUST 13,1869.
OQL
election day.
The man who proposes to handle the
county money for the next two years, is
the modest individual whom he oounty
has already raised from penury to opu
lence by giving him one of the best pay
ing officce for a series of years, who is
now a partner in the Rigisters office be
sides the Treasury which ho holds by
appointment. This ohief of oligarchs
feels sure of success, and boldly declares
ho will be the next treasurer whether
the people like it or not. The old Clerk
of the Court is making preparations for
another, term. For several weeks past
lie has kept up the outward forms of
total abstinence to please temperance
people, while on tho sly he has kept in
with his former whisky friends. We
have heard of no rccent victims of his
depredations away from home and we
understand that he has actually contrib
uted ten dollars towards repairing one
of the churches. By this species of
sharp practice and self abnegation he
expects to secure the support of both
temperance and whisky peoplo, also the
churches and the ladies, which every
one will admit is a strong force to start
with.
The two representatives are to be ta
ken,(at present,)from other parts of the
county, but eventually from Austin.—
The present plan is to buy LeRoy with
the promise of one,and some other town,
probably Racine, with the other, and
finally elect both from Austin. Deacon
O., imbued with his customary selfsae
rificing spirit, perhaps might be induced
to spend next winter in St. Paul, and
D. B. J., Jr., is even anxious to render
further distinguished service for the
"dear people" of the county. The two
latter gentlemen have buried the hatch
et that eut both their heads off two
years ago, and are now as gentle to
wards each other as young lovers.
Thus the campaign is planned?, and
all that remains is for the voters to fall
into line, and march under the erack of
the despots' whip Will they do it
Jeha Cklaansaa.
The other day the Orient and the
Occident shook hands in Chicago. Two
distinguished representatives of the once
remote and almost fabulous East, the
land that school boys used to learn
they could reach by' digging through
the earth, came over the Pacific. road
from the West to have a talk with their
new neighbors about trade. They were
in reality the first pulsations of the
great tidal wave of emigration that is to
sweep in up^n us from the over-peo
pled lands beyond the Pacific. New
York must henceforth oease to be the
focal pc^«f the great incoming popu
lation, and Europe in her outporings
will bt. in comparison with Asia
in point of numbers as a country hamlet
is to the metropolis of England or
Franca. The millions that are to peo
ple the great Central American Conti
nent are coming across the Pacific.—
Now that the highway is open, only a
few months will elapse before the Mon
golian will be seen upon every street of
every town and city mingling with the
Caiirassian in every branch of trade.—
It is anew color in our civilization and
many fear it worse than if it were black.
But Americans are now beyond danger
from any peculiar condition of skin.—
We say to the whole world, send on
your surplus millions, we have room
enough and work enough to do, and be
sides we have the ability to educate, as
similate,and elevate into citizenship any
and all representatives of the human
race, from whatever tribe or country
they may come or whatever complex
ion they may bear.
From advices published elsewhere, it
will be seen that our predictions that
Gov. Armstrong could not carry his
own county, was correct. The delega
tion was instructed to present the name
of O. P. Whitcomb, for State Auditor,
which effectually blasts the prospects of
the Gov., and leaves the field to Judge
Austin.
The only opponent of Mr. Whitcomb
in the convention, will be the present
incumbent of the office, Mr. Mcllrath.
Without disparagement of Mr. Mcll
rath's past services we may remark that
lie has held th« office quite long enough,
and should be willing to step aside for
some other competent man. We are
strongly opposed to any man's having a
life lease of an office. Mr. Whitcomb
is a man of eminent fitness for the po
sition and we hope he will receive the
united support of the Southern portion
of the State.
ROBBERY.—On
Saturday, the 24th
of July, as Mr. Andrew Erickson of St.
Ansgar, was returning home from Aus
tin, whither he had been with a load of
wheat, he overtook three men who in
vited themselves to ride with him.—
They all stood up in the wagon, and
one of them had his hands on Mr. E.'a
shoulders. When Mr. E. arrived at
home, he discovered his pocket-book,
containing a draft on an Austin Bank for
935 and $150 in scrip,was missing. Early
next morning he returned to Austin
and informed (ho person who bought
his wheat, who, on Monday morning,
went to the bank and stopped payment
of the draft. Some time during tlie
day the draft was presented by a man
who, on being questioned, said he had
bought it for 830. We understand that
Mr.E. has "strong suspiciou" of who the
thief was, and we hope he will meet
his just deserts.—Mitchell County News.
STATE NORMAL Sonoor,.—A large
jrco of workmen aro busily engaged in
finishing the interior of the State Nor
mal School building, and some of the
rooms are ready for the painters to give
their final touches. All the rooms
necessary for present use will be ready
for occupancy by the first of September,
when the next term will commence.
HTATE POLITIC*.
The Political Campaign Open
ing*
The important event of the weok, so
far as State politics is concerned, is the
holding of Republican conventions in
the populous counties of Olmsted and
Goodhue. Lieut. Gov. Armstrong of
Olmsted has been an aspirant for Gub
ernatorial honors, and in addition to a
large delegation (ten) being sent to the
State Convention, the coanty Conven
tion had the further significance of de
termining whether it would present Mr.
Armstrong's name for Governor or Mr.
Whitoomb's for Auditor. By a very
strong vote it decided in favor of the
latter, and we presume, being defeated
by a resident of his*county, Mr. Arm
strong will.no longer remain in the field.
At the same time it gives Mr. Whit
domh more prestige for Auditor than if
he had had no contest at home. Ac
cording to all reports Mr. Whitcomb is
very popular all through Southern
Minnesota, and many who diave desired
to support him, have only been await
ing the verdict of his own county to de
termine their course. They will now
rally to his aid with great force, and
though it is early to predict, hjs ultimate
success seems highly probable.
In Goodhue, a legislative and county
ticket was nominated, as well as thirteen
delegates chosen to the State convention
Dr L'has. Hill of Pine Island, was nom
inated for Senator, and Orrin Densmore
of Red wing, Giles Sloctun of Cannon
Falls and John Miller*of Leon, for
Representatives. Ole Hogna of Red
Wing, for County Treasurer, completed
the ticket. The chief significance is
relative to the nomination of the Senator
as he will hate a vote upon the next U.
8. Senatorship. Whether Mr. Hill is
pledged, and if so to which one of the
three W.'s, we are not informed. The
pledges and preferences of the delegates
upon the various State officers are also
unknown, but. they are in sufficient
number to be quite powerful when the
Convention assembles. The are as fol
lows.
L. F. Hubbard, S. J. Willard. Dr.
H. Garrard, A. J. Grover, J. C. Stearns,
Lars Mattaon, W. II. Dclafield,
Lochran, Andrew Finset, Rudolph
Kroger, L. Smith, John Hauisen,
Fletcher Hogles.—St. Paul Dupatch.
THE RU8HFOBD CONVXNTION.
The Convention of Norwegians, held
at Rushford on the 29th ult., was at
tended, we are told, by about seventy or
eighty delegates, representing the vari
ous Norwegian communities in the
southern and central portions of the
State. The action of th«i Convention is
alledged to have to been, harmonious,
resulting in the unanimous declaration
that, at this time, only a Norwegian
can fairly represent the Scandinavian
population of Minnesota on the Repub
lican State ticket, and that the selection
of a man from any other nationality
would be preferable to the nomination of
a Dane—meaning, we suppose. Col
Hans Mattson, who has been proposed
for the position of Secretary of St ito.
After cuuva&iing the subject, it was re
solved that the name of Mr. Lewis Lcw
iston be presented for the consideration
of the State Convention and in the
event of his declination that Capt. Mons
Grinager of Albert Lea be substituted.
A committee wan appointed to prepare
an address and present the facts to the
forthcoming State Convention, in ac
cordance with the action of the Rush
ford meeting.
MINNESOTA ITEM.
THB*B are 119 saloons in the city of
St. Paul.
TUB Polk County Press says 841
acres of land have been broken in that
county this season.
CAPT. G. W. STEWART, on Saturday
last, received his commission as post
master at Le Sueur, in place of H. C.
Smith, Esq.
CHAP. SEYMOUR, of the LaCrosse
Repabliean, is going to start a paper at
Hudson by Way of retaliating upon the
Star and Timet for being interested in
anew paper started at LaCrosse.
THE Winona Republican announces
that Hon. Wm. Windom has become
associated with Mr. Douglas, recently
from Montreal, in the Insurance busi
ness, having assumed the State ageney
of the Mutual Life Insurance Company
of Newark, New Jersey.
A MAN named John Balch, of Dodge
Center, induced a girl named Wagner
to elopa with him, a short time since,
and gt last accounts they were heard of
in Winona or vicinity. Balch was a
widower whose wife had been dead only
five months, and the girl with whom he
eloped is only about fifteen years old.
MR. MCILHATII, State Auditor, has
written a letter to the Faribault Repub
lican vindicating his personal and offi
eial character fron ccrtain charges pre
ferred against him by the Wilton Cour
ant.. As we have heretofore mentioned
these charges as a matter of news, we
deem it just to refer to their refutation,
which Mr. Mcllrath's friends regard as
complete.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.—The Wa
basha Herald is authorized to announce
the name of Dr. N. S. Tefft, as a candi
date before the State Republican Con
vention for the office of Lieutenant Gov
ernor. We distinctly remember the
jolly Doctor as one of the ablest mem
bers of the Legislature of '61, in this
State, and shall rejoice if he is sucoess
ful in his present aspirations.
NORTHERN PACIKIO PARTY.—Gov
enor Smith, and the rest of the gentle
men composing his party, left yesterday
for Lake Superior. They go by way of
the Lake Superior and Mississipi rail
road to Rush City, and thence to the
lake by stages. They will visit Superior
City and Duluth, and make a general
examination of the country in the vicin
ity of the eastern terminus of the North
ern Pacific railroad, and then proceed
cast by steamer to Chicago, and thence
by rail via Grand Trunk railway.
THE corrupt clque that has controll
ed the politics and finauccs of Goodhue
County for a number of years, have
again, by caucus trickery and manage
ment, placed themselves in nomination
and secured another lease of power, if
the people indorse fraud. The cliquc
telegraphed tho fact of their victory to
their organ in this city: which is the
Press, and boast of this result as "^vcry
satisfactory," and as likoly to squelch
the spontaneous movment of the people
for reform, and the mass ennvention to
ie held at Hader, Septemper 4th. Tho
election may tell a different story.—/V
onecr.
THE Winona Republican announces
that arrangements are now being per
fected. to extend the Winona St. Peter
railroad from its present terminui at
Waseca,.to some point on the Minnesota
river—cither Mankato or St. Peter, or
possibly both—at as early a day as pos
sible, and the 1st of May has been fixed
as the limit of its completion. The
construction is to be done by the Messrs.
Barney, of New fork, and their associ
ates. Mr. J. H. Stewart, the Superin
tendent, has been authorized to let the
contract for the work, and to push it
ahead with all possible expedition. It
appears that the point of the terminus
on the Mississippi river, is still in doubt.
LAEGE IMMIGRATION.-—The Hud
son Star and Times says a large immigra
tion is flowing into the Wisconsin side
of the St. Croix valley. The number
of new settlers it' counts by
thousands, and the Polk Couuty Press
estimates that within tho last 90 days
1,200 have located in Polk and Bur
nett counties alone. The immigrants
are chiefly Scandinavian and German—
and the prospect is bright for a still
greater accesssion next year. The West
Wisconsin Railway Company—now
constructing from Tomah to Hudson
and St. Paul—are making arrangements
to locate ten thousand foreign emigrants
on the line of their rend next season
Mr. Hitz, the Consul General of Switz
erland, and Geo. O. Glavis, the Emi
gration Agent in New York, have been
to Hudson, travelling overland from
Tomah, on the W. W. Line, to inspect
the country, with a view to ascertain its
suitability for settlement. They were
delighted with the soil, lumber, elimate
Jcc., and are going to send a large im
migration next season.
COLD WEATHER EAST.—There was
a fall of snow at Concord, N. H., on
Friday, and iee formed on Mount Wash
ington, during the night. In Maine
the weather was the coldest for many
years, with frost on the low lands.
Teaelers' Ooli
HUle
Organ of tbe Teachers' Association.
PROF. J. n. JOHNSTON,
MRS.MARIA DOOLITTLM,
MR. S. H. SMITH,
Editorial
Committee.
Minnesota State Teaekers* Asso
eiatloa
Aiaial Coaveatlea of Ceaaty
••perinteadrats.
Fern Tan Post:
The Annual Convention of Coanty
Superintendents will be held in Rochest
er on the 24th, and 2&th of the present
month. On the afternoon of tbe 25th,
it will adjourn and its members be pres
ent at the opening of the Ninth Annual
Meeting of the State Teachers' Associ
ation which takes place at 3} o'clock on
that day. The sessions of the Associa
tion will be continued, day and evening
until Friday noon, the 27th.
Immediately following the organize
tion, an address of welcome will be de
livercd by O. P. Whitcomb, Esq., Pres
ident of the City School Board. After
a brief response by Supt. M. H. Dun
nell, President of the Association, an
Music, under the direetion of Prof. A
C. Gutterson, of Owatonna, the "Annu
al Address" will be delivered by Mr
Dunncll.
During tbe several sessions addresses
will be delivered by Prof W. W. Wash
burn, State University Rev. C. Seeomh
Northfield College Rev. A. J. Nelson
Austin Rev. John Mattocks, Supt,
City Schools. St. Paul, and Prof. Geo.
M. Gage, Second State Normal School
Mankato.
Papers will be read by Ira Moore,
Third State Normal Sehool, St. Cloud
V. J. Walker, Prin. Winona High
Sehool Geo. T. Woodard, Prin. Still
water High School, and Prof. W. F.
Phelps, First State Normal School,
Judge A. A Harwood, of Owatonna,
Supt. J. W Ray of Dakota, J. H. Gates
St. Paul, Supt'H. B. Wilson, Goodhue
Supt. F. J. Stevens, Steele, W.G. Gil
son Anoka, W. P. Hood and S. Niles,
Rochester, are to open the discussions
on the several questions selected.
Itis thought that nearly all the ooun
ties in the tatc will be represented by
Supcrintedents and that the attedanee
of teachers will be unusually large.
The teachers of Olmsted may feel
assured that the occasion will be one of
great interest, and we confess to a strong
desire that our county may be repre
sented in such a manner as shall do
credit to w. Let us show educators in
oilier localities that
we
mean
work.
Those Otn wntioiw will bring to «nr
city, from all parts of tho state, and to
some extent, from other states, that
class of persons, who, above all others,
will appreciate the spirit of our people
as shown in the building end furnishing
of our sehool edifice, and in the ganer
ous support which is given to our public
schools.
Rochester, and Olmsted county are
fa9t gaining riputation abroad, among
educational men, and, we doubt not,
our citizens will give the members of
the conventions such a generous wel
come that we shall not suffer in compar
ison with other oities which have
hitherto, been favored with these gath
erings.
The public are cordially invited to
attend the exercises of both conventions.
SANEORD NILES,
Co. Siipt. Schools.
We Publish the above communica
tion entire for the information of teach
ers in this county. In this connection
we desire to urge all teachers who can
possibly do so, to attend the association.
The distance is short and the expense
will be light, while the advantages to
be derived from the exercises will am
ply compensate for all sacrifices that
may be made to be present. These an
nual gatherings aro bright spots in the
true teacher's life and do much to give
new life and vigor to those who have
grown weary in their work. Go by all
means. The citizens of Rochester wUl
give you a hearty welcome.
transcript
HICKS'S
GRICULTURL WARE HOUSE-
SOUTH SIDEPUBLIC SQUARE,
AUSTIN, MINN.
A General Assortment of all the
most approved machinery
kept constantly on
hand.
PLOWS 1
XT The celebrated
Miihawaaka, Indiana,
BREAKING PLOWS
of all tises from 12 inches upwards. Rolling
and 6tanding Colter with eaoh plow and an
extra share and point. Also the
of tbe same sis
The Misbwaoka
STIRRING PLOWS,
Warranted to Sconr in any plan The best
nnd cheapest in as a.
TXTAGON8!
If TheFonda Lae .Wagons—the
finished Wagons ever mad*: Also tho Chicago
Wagons—tho Strongest aad most dorable
Wagons In ass,
These wagons an made of the heat seasoned
timber, and Warranted to
give
FANNING
MILLS 1
The Prairie da Chien Fanning Mill, has
tho latest invention for cleaning Beed Wheat,
which has no eqaaL It has a spcarate spont
expressl/ for that parpose. The cheapest in
EAPERS AND MOWERS 1
MASSILLION.OHXO. COMBINED REAPER
MOWER AND DROPPER.
Also, tho MASSILLION MOWER.
Of which none dispate saperiority 4rsr all
others.
MHRESHING MACHINES!
JL THE MASSILLION, O. THRESEER
which is acknowledged by all to be tho most
perfect machine in use, and has a world-wide,
reputation of being superior to any thresher
ever manufactured. It has all tho latest im
provements, many of which have been added
tho present season.
A
GENERAL ASSORTMENT
of
CULTIVATORS, CORN PLANT
ERS, Ae., Ac., constantly on hand at
T. O. HICK'S
AND
DOWN
GOES
Agricultural Warehouse,
South Side of Public Square. 3
HALLO, MR,!
HATE TOO HEARD THE IEVS
J. C. ACKLET hu soid hia
BOOT UI SHOE STOBX to
J. B. Revord,
A large assortment «f
BOOTS,
SHOES,
LEATHER
FINDINGS
Constantly on hand.
REPAIRING
done on short notice and
on the most reasonable terms.
The goods will be kept at the "old stand of
J. C. Aokley, on west side Main street, now
oooupied by
2-12yl J.
B. REVORD.
IL\v AUKEE ST. PAUL AND
MINNEAPOLIS RAILWAY.
TWO DAILY TRAINS EACH WAY.
VTA
McGREGOR AND MILWAUKEE.
BAGtiAGB IS Cllb iv ,'I» THROUGII
11* tec, CHicap, New Tort. Beston
and Eastern l'oint«. Passengers change
cars oil ,y at terminal points, thus seooriuA
scats in clean coaches and
FULL NIGHTS BEST
on night trains.
D. C. SHEPARD.iSnpt.
B. 8. MERRILI., General Manager.
A. V. H. OAUPKMTBR fltn'L Pass. Agent.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OS*
AUSTIN, MINN.
(Successor to Harlan W. Page, Banker.)
OLIVER W. 8BAW, HART.AW W.PAGE,.
President. Caabior.
OLITRB W. SOAW,siucroaa.
N. P.
Austin,
J. II. MaaaiLL, E. O. WUBBLDB,
(President First IIARLAI \T. PAOB.
National Bank of McGregor, Iowa.)
Eastern Exchange and Drafts on Great
Britain and all principal Continental Citiee,for
sale in snins to suit.
Collections will rocolvo prompt attoattt-^
Agents for Inman Line of Steamships aad
Tickets sold at lowest currency'rates to aad
from every Railway station Europe.
NO 18.
DUNKLEMAN,
MERCHANT TAILOR
AKJ
DEALER Iff
READY MADE
CLOTHING!
Coths,
Cassismeres,
Doeskins,
CAPS,
and
FURNISHING GOODS,
6ER8
satisfaction.
62.M mil 8trMt, Au&>, Mm.
gAYB TOUR GREENBACKS
1J
ALDERSON'Sl
CHEAP CASH STORE
for
Groceries,
Provisions,!
at
XAT80V8 OLD VTAMD
Cor. Mill and Chatham Street*,!
AUSTIN, MIMN.
am jast receiving directly from tho east a
fresh supplyof Groceries, Crockery, Notions,.
Ae.,
and am aow prepared to soil Cheap fer I IxrOCeneS,
cash.
All kinds of Farm Product
Exchange for Goods.
Call aad examine goods aad prioes.
n4tf
GEO. ALDERSON.
Restores gray and (adedHair to
OaieiNAi.
COLOR,
QOAHD8D
Vesting,]
and all kinds of
TAILORS TRIMMINGS, HAT8,|
I Johnson Bro.
hi
removes Dandrd(
CMS ALL mm MT NUI,
Prevents BALDNUI,and makes the Mi
grow Soft Glossy and Luxuriant,
till ml Sm Mk liHb ftb
Pmaied by SEWARD, BKMTLXT
&GHENZT, lfaggisto, Baflhlo, NT. Sold
tj all Druggists.
A PER ?ECT CURE
For Dyspepsia, Fever and Ague, Aet» I
dity of the Stomach, Lou of Appetite,
Nausea, Heart-burn, Jaundice, and
diseases ariainj from a disordered
ef the Stomach, liver or Intestines
Prepared by 8BWARD, BBNTLIT
A CHENEY. DragiMta, BnllUo, K.T. Belt
by all Dreggtits.
8 5 4
SEWARD'S]
£ouch(URC
A Safe *£d Speady Cure for Cougks,Coldt
Asthma Bronchitis, Hoarseness. Croup,
Influenaa, Whooping Cough, Incipient
"Consumption, and all Diseases of the
Throat and Lungs. Don't neglect
severe Cough, or throw away money on a
worthless medicine.
MICC FIFTY OCNTS PIR IOTTLI
llSlLItotCi*.
W
Butte, K.T. Mt
ORDS OF WISDOM FOR
YOUNG MEN
On the Ruling Passion in Yonth and Early
Manhood, with SELF HELP for the erring
and unfortunate. Sent in soalod letter envel
opes, free of eharge. Address, HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, Box.P, Phil-, Pa. Slj
They am daily woeiitog
llET gPRDIG AID 1D1BB BOON
[of nil descriptions, which they
for sale
at
LOW PRICES.
They will sell all
WOOLEN GOODS AT
Reduced Rates
The Eastern Market bein*
lower te
for some years back.
Having bought at the
DECLINE IN GOODS
can afford to sell at
LOW FIGURES, AND
WILL NOT BE UNDXRBOitk
They
have a lot of
CUSTOM Iff ADS
[SUMMER CL0THIH6,
on the wag, made for their trade wkkfc
I the^^ea* Warrant in all respeeu, and
AChdeelotof
•novwAim
I on hand.
Also WALL PAPER and
STALEY & WILLIAMS,
Main Street, next door W
Clemmer's Drug store, have 1b
stock and are constantly reoeiv
ing choice and well selected
Dry Goods, Yankee Notions,
Hats, Caps, Boots ft Shoes,
Tobacco
(aha hm Crockery, &c., which they are
offering to the public at prioes
that defy competition. W. T.
Ellis' Celebrated Baltimore Oyft*
ters constantly on hand an fbr
sale Wholesale and Retail away
below the market. Choice Ha­
vana and Domestic Cigats ftr
aale
to the trade at rery
figures.
CASH
ETER ZELLER,
low
buyers should
not fail to call on
STALET WILLIAMS.
S7tf
[MERCHANT TAILOfi
keep ooastaatl/ on hand the beet
CLOTHE
CASSIMERE&
VESTINGS.&C.
XcBsploy nono bat the
BEST OF WORKMEN.
LATEST
CUTTING DONS IN THB
STYLB.
PETER ZELLER,
Soath Side of Public Sqaace.
Aasltafc
Feb*
Mrd, 1M9*

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