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OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY. AUSTIN, MINNESOTA: WEDNESDAY MORNING, DEC. 33,1880. CITY AND VICINITY. "WE will furnish the TKANSCUIPT to all advance-paying subscribers lrom this time uulil January 1st, for $1.75. ami give a premium of Dr. Kend ill's book besides. This is a clean give-away ol 50 cents every one wltn will take advantage the opportunity during the next six weeks. It is equivalent to furnishing the paper at $1 50. Come in, friends, and pay up while the offer holds good. The TRANS cmrT t-lnill continue lo he as it has been, and as it is acknowledged to be, the best loeal paper in tills county and by the way, it is printed both sides on a power press (if that is any advantage) has, we believe, the le*t advertising and jobbing patronage of any paper in the county, and has :is large, it' not the largest, coun ty circulation of any paper pulili.*hel in the coun'y in luct, the pap speaks In itself, to tts hundreds of readers every week. HOLIDAY GOODS—just received—at Cheap Charley's. SEK CHEAP CHARLEY'S line of neck wear and silk haudkerehiefs. CLOAKS at Solm-r's CARPET WARP at Solner's. DCNDAS flour, at Taylor & Ball's. Go TO SPRAGUE'S fur prime butter. EMBROIDEHIES, nice variety, at Solner's SPRAGUE sells buiter at bottom prices. NEW perfumes, at CI.EMMER & POOLER'S. SPUAOUE sells butler, the best in the market. BABBITT'S washing powder, at TAYLOR & BALL'S. ROOMS Truesdell. to rent. Enquire of James SPRAGUE will sell you the best butter in the citv. NEW sugar cured II uns, at TAYLOR & BALL'S. ROOMS to rent, over Tavlor & Bill's store. Ii. O. HALL. BCY your oysters now of Sprague, the cash grocer, by the piot, quart, or dozeu. "J" STANDS lor jewelry and Jay, and means J. J. Haves & Bio. A FEW* French bedsteads and good mattresses, at Fernald & Kimball's. SrRAGCE lias oysters in bulk for sale very cheap. Trv them. CHICAGO Dried Beef, very fine, at TAYLOR & BALL'S. SEE what Fernald & Kimball have to offer you in Christmas goods. FOR Christmas presents. Four or five lounges left, at Fernald & Kimball's. Do NOT stay away from Thurston's Gallery because it is a cloudy day. WATERPROOFS, eloakings, and trimmings, at Solner's. suitings, RUBBER and hemp packing, for steam engines, at J. Truesdell's. SOME very desirable goods for Christ, mas presents, at Fi-ruald & Kimball's. TAYLOR & BALL will s-11 you the choic est winter apples—$2.50 per barrel. LIQUID Nitrous Oxide or Langhlng Gas, at H. A. Avery's Dental Rooms. A FEW fancy chairs at special bargains, to close out, at Fernald & Kimball's. SPRAGUE, tins cash grocer, holds him self ready to meet any and all competi tiou. DON'T miss calling at S. C. Olson's if you wish anything in the furniture line. KUNATH BROTHERS have the nicest venison ever brought to maiket. very this LADIES' and Gent3' silk handkerchiefs, also a fine assortment of ladies' ties, all at Hall & West's. SOME choice goods iu new style pict ure frames, etc., etc., for holidays, at Fernald & Kimball's. CALL and see our beautiful panel stat uary, something new and nice for pres ents. CLEMMER & POOLER. FARMERS, take your hides to Kunath Brothers, who will pay you the highest market price in cash for them. THAT delicious amber cane syrup, made at the Faribault refinery, for sale at Taylor & Ball's. FAT CATTLE and poultry wanted at Ku nath Brothers, and for which they will pay the highest mnrket price, in cash. EVERY day brings additions to Hayes Brothers' new elegant stock in the jewel ry line. THE holidays are upon us, and the streets are crowded with purchasers, and these friends stock up at Sprague's pretty largely. HALL to WEST are preparing for the holiday trade. Call on them, and gfc» something both pretty and useful for a present. WE have a couple of fine chambe suits which we will sell for $15 to $18 less than value, to close out, anrl would make lovely Christmas presents. FERNALD & KIMBALL. SOLID silver-ware,, plated ware—nil of the most beautiful designs. A fine as sortment, suitable for Christmas presents, now on exhibition at J. J. Hayes ft Bro's. eet WB have one beau iful of cane chairs—-gents* easy, ladies' rocker, and four chairs—tor a fine Christinas preseul, $5 less than value. FKRNALD & KIMBALL. THOSE lovely little sionv china tea sets at Sprague's are enough make any mama's heart beat faster as she hides one of them away to wail for the little hanging stocking on Ciiri.-mms eve. Go TO SPRAOUK'* to sell your butter. One of the easiest tilings to catch, and at the same time one ot the most difficult to gel rid of, is a cough or cold. Dr. Bu*i's Cough Syiup, however, always proves equal to tlt« emergency. Price 25 cents W. T. MANDEVILLE will haul ice leave orders at Charley Pooler's drug store. Also, teams to let. MONEY to loan, at 9 per cent, interest, on farm securities. Inquire of R. N. Brown, Austiu, Minnesota. THOSE elegant ebony and gold finish hanging lamps at Ch inmer & Pooler's make bjautiful Christmas presents. To RENT.—Front rooms over Pooler's drug store—suitable for offices or small tamily. Apply to A. R. TUURSTON. Hayes Brothers have just bought A new stock that is great, Expressly for Christmas, Ami the finest in the state. To THE LADIES OP AUSTIN.—We can obtain any kind of Dry Goods on three days notice which we do not have on baud. KINO & Fisu. BUY your boots and shoes whwe you ijet the worth ol your money, and your ight change baek. SCUWAK'S is the place. S. C. OLSON would lik»* to have all pur chasers of furniture call upon him, and look over Ills carefully selected stock, lie will sell cheap as the cheapest. MONEY to loan, at lowest rates, annual interest, on First Mortgage, on Improved Farms. Apply to D. B. JOHNSON, Jr., at the Mower County Bank. REMEMBER that Sehwan's is the oldest t.oot and shoe house in Mower county, when in need ot boots and shoes. Re member, his priccs are the very lowest IF you wish to meet your friends, call at S. C. Olson's furniture rooms, and you will find them there the most of the time, now-a Jays, selecting from his cheap tock of furniture, their holiday goods. WE carry the largest assortment ol gents', ladies', misses and children's boots, shoes and slippers, to be fouud lu ihe city. Examine goods and learn prices, at SCUWAN'S. Ferd. Kirchof's many customer? can he lor the present accommodated at Ku uath Brothers' meat market. Ferd. will open up again soon as he can make satisfactory arrangements. OUR special reporter called at the furn iture rooms of S. C. Olson, and found it a pleasure to look over his display of camp chairs, brackets, picture frames, etc., all so cheap, for the holiday trade SCIILEUDER, DORR & WOLD still have Christmas goods which they will close out very cheap. They have sold already an immense stock, and yet they have finely stocked countei and show cases Do not forget when looking about to call eaily and examine their laige assortment Buy tliena for your Mother-lii-law. Hayes Brothers have some lovely tea sets, and we know the dear old lady would be delighted with one of them. Buy her one right away before they are all gone. A NEW and fresh assortment of E. But terick & Co's Patterns will he found at Hail & West's. They will also take or ders lor all their publicaiions at publish er's prices. You cau save postage, ex change and trouble, oy subscribing of them. Pattern sheets fur December have arrived. SERVICES at the Episcopal church, on Christmas evening, at 6)£ o'clock, for the Sunday School, with presents, by t! "Love."' ihein. She can serve an oyster st«w. or a hot lunch wiili nt the oysters in it, ou the shortest pos sible notice. Remember that Sirs. Mor lison always gives the best of satisfaction to all her customers, and when you are hungry give tier a call. Dye Works tn Austin. Fee & Sutton have established dye works ic Austin. Location, one door east of John Walsh's. Coloring, cleaning and repairing of all kinds of clothing for both ladies and gentlemen. Call and ex amine work. All work warranted. Terms reasonable. Advertisement will appear next week. No FARMER in Mower county will be surprised to hear that Mr. H. W. Bullis, ot the Davidson House, is running a large custom month by month,.in spile of the close times. Good stabling and excellent table, clean lodgings and an obliging s'aff of assi.-tants, has brought Bullis along successfully so far, and he deserves success. Holiday Present*. Fine Celluloid toilet sets, auto and photograph albums, from 25 cents lo $10 each, choice china mugs, cups and sau cers, vases, cut glass paper weights and ink stands, poems, juvenile and general miscellaneous books, dolls, tin and wood en tops ot all kiuds, and an en^le^s va riety of nice goods, for old and young— all at Clemmer A Pooler's. Christmas! King & Fish have this day received a beautiful stock of goods suitable for Christmas presents. Ribbons, hoods, nubias, gloves, a great variety, at King Fish's. Buttons, of new designs, for dresses* at King A Fish's. Silks, satins, velvets, at King & Fish's Wool and cotton flanntls, a large stock, at King & Fish's. Hayes Brothers Sell jewelry of all kinds Of the finest of gold, They sell so very cheap That they cannot be undersold. Rings lor your fingers That stand any test, Buttons for your sleeves, And fine pins for your breast. With holiday goods He will suit you and I, Don't fail locall early And get your s.ipply. BRCDDKR JAI-PEU may go astrav in his moon ialK but lie c&nnot be mistaken when lie has thousands of witness- s. The Rev. Brui'der Jasper stood on the de- purchased of John, son of Rw. A. CreB poi plaif rm at Ken.lalivillH and »aich- ed at) engine struggling to start 26 load. "y- ed oars and when it was well under lie said, "Dai Dr. Marshall's Lung TRANSCRIPTIONS. —Capt. George of Lansing, made us a pleasant call Monday. —Curt Austin was down to Chicago last week. He returned Saturday. —C. L. West visited the Masonic brethren of LeRoy Monday evening. —Mrs. C. E. Wright has been quite ill for about two weeks, and we are glad to learn is belter. —A Christmas tree, and other interest, ing festivities at the Universalist church Friday evening. —The TRANSCRIPT was the only paper in Mower county which published the President's message. —Christmas preseuts ars ou the way now. All the good little boys and girls are sure of being remembered. —Prof. W. W. Keysor left the city yes. terday for Mankato, where he expects to spend his three weeks vacation. Rev. C. E. Wright will devote next Sabbath morning service to tlis children. We nny expect a good tallc to them. —The Christmas entertainment and festivities at the iptist church Friday evening prorfiisc to full of interest. Miss Alice Stiultes, one of Austin's best teachers in the public school, will enjoy the vaca lon with her parents near Ktsson. —W. W. Rannev, of Grand Meadow, is spending a few days hand-shaking with old friends iu Lansing, Iowa, where he used to live. —Little Blanche, the pet of the home at "Curl" Aus'in's, was alarmingly ill for two or three days last week with inflam mation of '.he bowels. —To-(tay, Prof. Vennor said we were to have eleven feet of snow over mother earth. He probably changed his mind, and wc are glad he did. —Tree at the M. E. church Christmas Eve. Socgs in rehearsal specially tor the occasion. The pastor will also nuke a few remarks lo the children —Our friend M. V. B. Scribner, of the Wells Advocate, is getting up a ne=t paper and we find he often hits the nail on the head. We wish him success. —The Congregation a lists are expecting to have a Christmas tree for their little ones Christmas Eve. It will be full of blossoms, we know, to the delight of the children. —A fine deer weighing about 110 lbs was shot near Moscow Thursday. Geo Fiehn & Co. bought it, and were soon cutting fine steaks for their many cus tomers from it. —Our old friend, Will. Richards, has returned to Austiu to live. He will soon engage in the coal, wood and lime busi ness here. We welcome Will, and wife back to the old home. —H. H. Blood aud family have gone to Evansville, Wis.,—we hope only for a visit, as Mr. Blood is a straight man, and a good farmer, and we don't want such men to quit us permanently —The new subscribers are coming in every day. We hope our many readers will speak to their neighbors, who do not already take the TRANSCRIPT, of its mer its, and get theui to subscribe. —C. N. Bostwick, one of the route agents ou hear Rev. R. U. Irwin. And services appropriate to the church seat-on, will be held on Sund iy, the 26' h, at the usual hours of morning and evenings' rvices subjeCts"Glad Tidings" MRS. JOHN MORRI-ON still has oysters or all who may wish the S. M. R. R., has recently been promoted to the position of postal clerk on the river roiad. This advance ment is well earned, and we are glad of it. to Mr. W. A. Richirdson begins to fe«-l, at list as though he was gaining the victory over typhoid fever, which lias been mister ov^r him now for aOout five weeks. His friends will be jlad indeed to see him out agaiu. Hon. James F. Goodsell, of Gtand Mt-adiow, we learn in a round-about way, lias something on his mind, and is con emplaiing immediate action. We are satisfied it is not suicide, and we note this for the relief of his numerous friends. —"Mother Goose" we expect to have the pleasure of listening to next week. She is pluming herielf, and getting her large family ready, to place before the public as soon as possible. We shall all have clue notice ot the old lady's arrivil. "A rotten apple injures its compan ions," so will bad associations blacken and injure us. Bo»s and girls, remember that one bail boy or girl can iu ure a whole school room full ot children, and be sure to shun an evil companion at all times. —The Sabbath school children over in the Chapel are not to be left without Christmas festivities. A tree in full stature, has budded and blossomed for them, and we expect will bring forth fruit to gladden many a little heart living iu the third ward. —M. Majors is doing a big business these days. During the past week he has shipped to Chicago and St. Paul nearly 5000 dozen of eggs by U. S. Express, be sides considerable butter, poultry, &c> He pays the farmer the hignest price in cash for all these products* —Mcrritt Graves, a shoemaker of many* years standing in this city, has recently opened a shop on his own hook ia the basement of Levy's block. Our old friend is rightly named, for he indeed is Merritt Graves—he Merits the patronage of this people. Read his uotice else where in this piper. —Jo. Schwan has lost his old stand-by— A. J. Studeman. Gus. received a call to "travel" for the big boot and shoe house of J. H. Lee & Co., Boston, and some two weeks ago started on his trial trip. He has the ability to succeed, and we are quite sure lie will, backed as he is by one of the best houses at the"hub." Gus. will be missed at Sehwan's. —MASONIC ELECTION.—Lastweek Wed nesday evening the following named brethren of Fidelity Lodge No. 39, A. F. & A. M., were elected officers tor the new year: W. Wilkins.W, M. C. West, S W. D. Smith, J. W. A. Friedrieh, Treasurer. Joseph Adams, Secretary. —Rev. O. Williams, formerly of Austin but now of Dover, was in town a day or two since. He took home wiili him a handsome four year old col!, which he MV r. llHS bp..n way,. Syrup must be a good medicine, for (ley send out' other man. Car load after car load and none ot it is I ever returned." Evtry person in sight —n°l p'»ce your cast-off garments agreed with Brother Jasper. Dr. Mar.: in lie closet lobe mothreateu and rust shall'* Lung Syrup is gooil for Coughs, corrupted, but let every housekeeper look Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma, Whooping Cough and all L'-ng Complaints. Price a,boUt i1il„eii ,n 11 1,a® betn »'ii ted to us that the borse wa* a fust nag, which of course is as useful to a minister as to any her 25 cents, 50 cents and $1 per bottle. Sold closets, anq take out every garment that by Douu & Wou. is not positively needed, put it ia good boxes and repair, and then keep eyes and ears open, until you find some oue who is in need of them. There are those with us now, who are in need of just such garments. —Charlie Poo'.er keeps piling tin Christmas goods upon old Santa Claus. He lias them there in abundance too enough to make all the children of th citv happy. Don't forget to look throug! his fine store and make your selections from the many countless attractions tha til. his counters. Everybody looks liap py who c,mies out of this store, for thej have leceived the full value of their money. —Mr. aud Mrs. Benjamin Mason lef the city Tuesday for a short viait Rochester, Mich., the home of Mr*. Mason. They will return iu a lew weeks, aud we hope for a permanent residence. Mrs. Mason, during her short stay with us, has won to herself many friends, who will gladly welcome her tack to Austin, and upon Mr. Mason Austin has a claim as a resident which she will not willingly re linquish. —MASONIC BURIAL.—The remains oi John G. Mitchell were brought to this city last Thursday by the brethreu of Lyle, and buriid, with Masonic ceremo nies, in Oak wood cemetery. The de ceased died iu Colorado we un erst\nd. Mis remains ware taken from there to Clncairo where he used to reside, and from Chicago to this point, where he re quested his remains to be buried, he iiaviug relatives residing at Lyle. —Minnesota atmosphere is wonderfully exhiierating, and a good deal more so, when well mixed with whiskey, as for in stance those two fellows that started Lan singward just at dusk that bitter cold nifiht about a week ago, appeared very much as though oxygen aud whiskey were each trying to out-do the other. We wondered if the deviltry would freeze out of them before they readied their destination. Whiskey, thou art indeed a demon. —The Register'8 suggestion that a cheese factory should be establi&hed in Austin is a good one. A cheese and but ter factory combined, located in the city of Austin, would accommodate more pa trons than anywhere else in the county. There is money iu it rightly conducted, both for the farmer and stockholder—and the farmers should be stockholders, and the stockholders farmers. The agitation should not be allowed to die out. This winter is the time for action. —A telegram was received from Still water Friday, by Mrs. W. M. Leach of this citv, stating that her sister, Mrs. Holcomb, also her sister's husband, were very ill. Mrs. Leach left on the night train for the home of this sister, her only living family relative. Mr. Holcomb ot Stillwater was a son of Lieut.-Gov. Hol comb. who died in that city in 1870, and a step son of Mrs. Henrietta Holcomb, whose remains were brought from Toledo, Ohio, lo Stillwater lor burial last week. —We learn from a private letter that Mr. William Wheat, of Oberlin, Ohio, whose sudden death we noticed last week, was ill but two hours and a ilf, and they were hours of the greatest agony. His disease was rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Wheat had quite an extensive ac quaintance in Austin for one who had never resided here, and his frequent vis its had made him m»ny friends. The Ot-erlin paper ii referring to him says he '•had a kind word for eveiybody, espe cially the poor." —Eugene Lambert returned last Fridsiy evening from Grinnell, Iowa, where he I force the mercury below the one who se ll as been attending college. His many f' iends are pleased to greet him again and ronuratul .te him upon tin success, ful close of the first term in college. He speaks very highly of the college and its iculty and, if we may judge by his vig irons health, he is either proof ngtiusl he insidious influence ot Latin, Greek, and Chemistry,or the (acuity knows how to temper the lessons for the new "Fresh." .Mr. Lambert will return in two weeks. NF.XT Sunday. December 26'h, 1880, at the Methodist Episcopal church in Ans tin: There will be preaching at 10:30 A M.. by the pastor. Evening, at 7 p. M., will be a review service of S S. lessons with singing and speaking by the schol ars. Programme: Part first—1. Singing by the School 2. Prayer by Pastor 3. Review of lessons. Part second—1 First Christmas 2. His birthday 3. The beautiful song 4. Song by school 5. Im portance of Christmas 6. Christmas 7. Two pictures 8. Christmas in Heaven. —If a woman pulls half her hair down over her forehead and eyes and pecks out through the tangles, and thus reminds ev ery man who sees her of a wild buffalo, she has no one to blame but herself. Such a woman can remind one of nothing else, because there is no other creature oa earth she resembles, unless it be "Bar num's What is It." But there are not many such women hereabouts. Most women prefer to look like sensible human beings, instead ol wild beasts or idiots. —H. M. Allen has been superceded as Station Agent at Worihington by E. K. Fluke, formerly at Lake Crystal. The Advance has the following kind words lor our old friend: The business men generally will regret the departure of H. M. Allen from the Wortlnngton depot. We believe no one at this point has ever given such general satisfaction. He has attended to business promptly, treatel all classes alike, has not "taken sides" with any of ue little social or political mischief makers ot the place, and we find, on inquiry, that liis departure is very generally regretted. —Last week some of our young misses took it into their youthful heads to make some of the young lads of the city su premely happy by just, for once, invit ing them out, aud showing them bow lo entertain so a leap-year party, at the Windsor House, was decided upon, and Thursday evening the time. And we have the word of some nf the invited ones that the "management" was a success all through. The young misses who had the matter in charge were Julia Detlel bach, Carrie Schwan, Frauces Smith aud Mary Eugle. —It is the custom for McBride, (lie Grocer, to give with each lot of goods purchased at his store, a bill made out on a small couuter bill-head. He does not give out these bills iu every case by any means, but does so largely. As an indi cation of the amount of business done hy this house, we will say that McBride has used up over 10,000 of these bill-heads iu the past eight months! And all of theui have been honestly filled out and given to boua fidu customers'-none wasted—and the TKANSCUIPT office lias just printed 10,000 more of them, which will probably be used up inside of the next six mouths, there is such an increasing trade at McBride'8, —VVe learn from the Farmingtou Press that the wife of Rev. S. T. Sterrilt died Nov. 27tli, at the residence of her hus band, In San Jose, California. The lam ily removed from Farmington a year ago last summer, hoping to benefit her health, but fatal consumption had too strou^. lold, and now we write that the gentl. ady, whom so many iu Austin knew an .oved, has passed away from earth. It i. ve thiuk about fifteen years since Rev. i'.erritt was pastor ol the Methodisi :hutch iu this city, yet to look back to luit time when we eDjoyed his pastorate lere so much, it seems like a summerV lay, aud we wonder where the years Irnvi ,'oii.'. Mr. Sterrilt will have the synipa hy of many frieuds in this city. —BREAKING DOWN.—Old Mr. Epler, living in the town of Austin, is slowly dying of cancer under the jaw. lie is a ii'eat sufferer, and has been for some time.' How long ilie days and how tedious the lights must be, as this burning and wast ing, this slow sure dying goes on, thai leath only can relieve. Mr. Epler has oeen a resident of this couuty for over wenty-four years. John Walk ins, the aged father of a large family of residents of Mower coun ty, who has been a resideut of Austin town for twenty-four years, is very ill ol paralysis—almost entirely helpless. One by oue the pioneers of this county are tailing by the way. These men came here in the prime of life with their fa mi lies of little ones about them, came and here lived lives of respected and honor ed citizens here reared their large fami. lies, who, many of them, still reside with us. Mower county delights to honoi these tarly settlers, who came here when a pioneer's fortune was one of hardship, toil and deprivation. —DEATH OK WELCOME CHANDLER.— Wednesday, at. his home, about six miles trom Austin, Welcome Chaudler died ol paralysis. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Chandler came from Canada East lo Aus-i tin township 23 years ago, his sous, Da vid L. and John coming a year or two before him. He was married in Canada fifty years ago this next March, to Amy Phelps, eleven children were born to them, and eight are stilt living: David L., John, Mrs. Jcshua Epler, George, Starling, William, Mrs. Jacob Epler and Mrs. H. C. Trowb.idge. A sou, Stephen, died in Andersonville, starving lo death in tint prison-pen of the south. Mr. Chandler was a member of the M. E. church of this city, and une of its first trustees. He was a mun noted for his hospitality, and his house was always a home for the itineracy. The funera! services were held in the school-house at Cedar City last Thursday, and were con ducted by Rev. A. Cressey—a large con gregation being present, paying the lait tribute of respect io the dectased. Several of the business men of Austiu were in attendance, aud many more would have been glad to hive thus shown their regard for one of Austin's highly respected pioneers. —How to hang a thermometer, is a question of considerable importance lo any person who would like to record the changing temperature correctly. In the first place, it is said the temperature ot the wall of any building at any lime of the night or d*y is not '.he true tempera ture of the circulating air, and is ot no use lo science. A wood wall will radiate its heut more rapid I.• than a brick or stone w.tll, and the scientist who hangs his thcrniometcj' agnii.st the wood, can lects the hiick w»ll. One who yles himself "Weathercock," says the proper way to expose a thermometer is lo our round it with a light wood frame, cover ed with sl-tts, like shutter work, and roof ed over. This will protect it from the direct rays of the sun and reflected heat. Rue a light wood bar across the center of your instrument shelter, to which you can attach thermometers, which should be, when properly exposed, on the north side of the building, and the thermometer at least one foot from a!.' Surroundiug ob jects. T.ie different exposures ot the mercury of course must vary its record, aud the true temperature of the circulat ing air is incorrectly given very many times. If we would give a correct and reliable weather report, we must give our thermometers a fair chance. Santa Clans. The children are indeed kings and queens, exercising a despot's power these days, and we dare not pry luto their "se cret service" nor enter their "secret cham bers," for Santa Claus is everywhere. Well, may the dear Father bless them all, and may the coming Christmas be a happy, happy day lo every child in Christ endom and for fear some of the tiniest ones, those who have never yet seen Christmas, might be over-looked by old Santa, we copy the following little poem for their exclusive benefit: Hang up the baby's stocking Be sure you don't forget The dear little dimpled darling! She ne'er saw Christmas yat But I've told her all about it, And she opeued her big blue eyes. And I'm sure she understood it, She looked so fuauy and wise. Dear! what a tiny stocking! It doesn't take much to bold Such little pink toes as baby's Away from the frost and cold. But then, for the baby's Christmas It will never do at all Why, Santa wouldn't be looking For any thing half so small. I know what will do for the baby, I've thought of the very best plan— I'll borrow a stocking of grandma, The longest that ever I can And you'll hang it by mine, dear mother, Right here in the corner, so! And write a letter to Santa, And fasten it on to the toe. Write, "This is the baby's stocking That hangs in the corner here You never have seen her, Santa, For she only came this year But she's just the blessedest baby— And now. before you go. Just cram her stockings with goodies, From tho top clean down to the toe," A Lady's Willi. Oh, how I wish my skin was as clear and soft as yours," said a lady to her friend. "You can easily make it so," said the friend. "How," Inquired the first lady. "By using Hop Bitters, that makes pure, rich blood and blooming health. It did it for me, as you ob« serve." Head of it. X-MAS GROCHERIES, BUY THEM EARLY. ic Ttaouiand* of 'Em at Taylor Ball's. Fresh nuts, till varieties. Candies, "too sweet for anything." California Prunes, fresh from the mines. Gordon & Dilworih's preserved fruits in glass. Curtis Brothers' preserved fruits in glass, Richardson & Robhlns' Plum Pudding for your Christmas dinner. Go to Taylor & Ball's delicacies of the season. for all the tabic I.E ROY. —Local items few and far between. —Services in the Baptist and Catholic churches on the Sabbath. —M. T. Grattan, of Preston, was in 'own on Wednesday and Thursday. —Wni. Allen has received a car load of Iry oak, which he places on the maiket $5 per cord. —Allen's hall is to be graced on New Tear's Eve by a ball giveu by the "Union Club," whose invitations are n-w out. —Your type made us say '"honest oys ers" in last issue. Well, that is a com jdiment to the oysters, but mighty hard »n our chirography. —A medium amount of grain has been received during the week. Market prices ranging as follows: Wheat, 60 to 80c Barley, 25 to 45e Oats, 20 to 25c. —J. J. Donohue, of Cresco, Iowa, shipped a car-load of shoats and cattle trom this place last week. About one thousand dollars were paid for the same. —Again school has been postponed another week. It is now proposed to nave the term begin on the 27th inst. Being so near Christmas, the Board de cided as above. —Eureka Lodge No. 75, A. F. & A. M. held Uie annual election on Saturday evening, Dec. 18. The following officers were elected: C. A. Roy, W. M. M. E. Frisbee, S. W. Z. B. Dailey, J. W. W. W. Sweet, Secretary Chas. Smith, Treas urer. —There appears to be a superfluity of entertainments for Christmas Eve. The members of the Baptist Sunday school ate to give a concert the Presbyterians are to give an entertainment, the charac ter of which lias not yet been determined and the young people are anticipating a dunce at Allen's hall. Although these entertainments will be widely different in character, yet we predict that each, ir, iis way, will be enjoyable. —Occasionally we hear the matter of speakership of the coming legislature discussed. If location is an argument of any weight, then Southern Minnesota preseuts a strong one. In view of the facts, it would seem wisest for the South ern members to unite upon some strong man aud give him their undivided sup port. Iu such union there will be strength, while in separate action defeat seems most likely to be the result. One of the pleasantest rooms in the village is L. M. & F. M. Barn ham's millinery establishment. The room is tidy, cheerful, and the large millinery stock is arranged in the most artistic manner. Their stock of goods comprises hats, bonnets, ribbons and fancy goods ad libitum. The Burnliams have been located here since 1868. This long resi dence In the village qualifies them to appreciate thoroughly the wants of their numerous customers, and their taste and skill amply guarantee to these customers the best of satisfaction. —The hunters of our village have en* tered into a competition over a no less ignoble game than tl.e rabbit. Sides have been chosen, and both parties are bent on securing the most "scalps." In obseiving this strife, one is reminded of the «ld Scotch father's advice to his son, "Get money, get it honestly ir you can, but gel it." Each one is supposed to have shot his own game, but the facts seem to war rant the conclusion that many have adopted the old man's principle, and they shoot, buy, beg or steal as the time and circumstances seem most favorable. This indicriminaie manner of obtaining counts may sevm irregular to outsiders but we apprehend that it is mutually en dorsed by the "sides" and to the one most success-ful, it is a sourceof "phun." The •Ideated party is lo furnish an oyster supper fot both. F. T. Young is judge of election, and sends in the returns on Tuesday, the 21st iust. We observe in the last issue of the Independent that the local editor has been moralizing over the inconsistencies aud shortcomings of LeRoyites. According to his view,we aie pursuing a hue of action which will ultimately lead to our everjast. ing ruin. Society is on "the ragged edge," wtiatever that may mean our "merchants i.re eking out a miserable, scanty exist ence," and we are, one aud all, quietly slipping along to our "inevitable doom" —premature decay. Wre had previously thought that LeRoy, taking it all in all was a happy, peaceful, prosperous little village. But how blind, how perversely siupiil 1 No longer cau we say, "Oh! Wad some power tne gif tie gie us to see our sels as ithers see us," for in the Inde pendent's local mirror we see ourselves reflected, sinking "into utter oblivion." Well, well, go easy, young man, ever and anon pointin us to a belter way, and we may ultimately arrive at that high plane where we shall have the "moral courage to exist." In the meantime, like a slates man of old, we are proud to assert, not of Eugland, but of LeRoy, "with all thy laults we love thee still." LANSING. —Rev. J. P. Oakey delivered a"| sermon in the M. E. church last Sabbath. —Two Christmas trees are growing in Lansing—one being fostered by the M. E. Sunday school, and the other by pri vate parties. —A few invited guests, including County Superintendent Tuftle, the Lan sing teachers, and the Houles, spent a very pleasant evening at Mr. John E Robinson's last week. —The donation at Mr. P. D. Vaughau's last Wednesday evening, resulted in a subscription of over $50 for Rev. J. S. Rounce. A large number attended and a good time was had, of course. —At the Lyceum, last Tuesday evening, the question, Resolved, "That the Southern Claims should be paid by the govern ment," was discussed, and after consid ering the weight of argument, a decision was rendered in favor of the affirmative. —The students of our school met Tues day eveulng, December 7th, and organ ized themselves into the Lansing School Lyceum by electing, for President, Mr. Charles Barileft for Vice-President, H. Soule Secretary, G. M. Carl I Treasurer, E. Smith Seutinel, Mr. Frank Bartle(t. —Rev. Mr Cobb, the presiding Elder of ibis district, delivered two very inter est ing sermons one week ago last Sunday, at the M. E. church. Mr. Cobb'j long, experience in the pulpit, and his manner of delivery, enable him to win the admi ration of all hearers. At the close of his sermons, a collection of $10 was taken up for his benefit. R. E. C. Socrates advised young people to view themselves in the glass, the virtusus and handsome that they might do nothing derogatory to those Tirtnes, and the ugly that ihey might endeavor to make the beauties of the mind compensate for the defec's of the body, and the Esterbrook Steel Pen C». advise all bwera of easy writing to use their popular Steel Peas, to be had of all Stationers. GRAND MEADOW. —Born, on the 16th inst., to Mrs. and Mr. H. Marel, a son. —Mr. John McDevitt left here Sunday for Walcolt, Dakota. —Route Agent Bostwick expects to be transferred to another road. Wheat is c- miiig in very slowly, and ranges thus: No. 2, 80c. No. 3, G8c. —Kellogg has already commenced shipping his goods to Walcott, Dakota. Orville, how about going to High Forest? Were you deemed very loqua cious? —The little folks are anxiously await ing the advent of Santa Claus, and we re member how cxpectaut we were in our childhood aud how our little hearts were gladdened by Xma9 gifts. —Mr. C. C. Cole says he intends to start for Walcott, Dakota, in about two weeks, and will take his blacksmith tools and start a shop at that place. Grand Mead ow is losing some of its best citizeus. —School closed last Friday, with two weeks vacation for the holidays, and Scrib's paper says you "must keep an eye on the Hon. Jatnes R. Goodstll, for you don't isnow what hem iy do in those two weeks." —The donation came off last Wedner day night, with a program of vocal and instrumental music, reading and recita tion, floral stand, lish pond, and nursery, or Joll show and as we were passing, we peeped through the glass and saw the ta bles so heavily laden with goodies that they lairly groaned beneath their weight —but another grand feature of this bril liant affair was the $75. Great credit is due the committee who had in hand the management of this social gathering, as it is prouounced the most enjoyable one ever held in Grand Meadow. —We were in a pensive mood last Sat urday evening, and concluded we would take a stroll and endeavor to dispel our mclancholly musings. We started down Church street, and when opposite the domicile of A. J. Stewart, the sweet straius of music enchanted our ear. We paused and beheld Alf., with bow lu band, thumping the strings of the double bass viol, and Tom giving his toot-a-toot on the horn, aud Mrs. Robert Donaldson playing on the sweet violin, while Miss Delia Stewart presided at the organ, run niug her deft Augers o'er its keys. For a few moments we were spell-bound, but you may conjecture that cheerfulness soon returned, and if you are incredul us and think we exaggerate, attend the hop at Masonic Hall next Friday uight, and judge for yourselves. THK nicest line of 50c. silk handker chiefs ever exhibited in Austin, at Cheap Charley's. AOSE CREEK. —The coal dealers expect some coal here in a few days. —Meetings were held in both churches and in the school-house last Sunday eyeu iug. —School closes next Friday for a vaca tion of one week. The present enroll ment is 42. —W. II. Watt, A. Wilson and Geo. Chapel started for the west with their show last week. —Rose Creek can boast ot having an other stoic. Charles Lacy hasopened an establishment in the building formerly occupied by Bartow & Willis. Charley has had considerable experience in the trade, and lie will undoubtedly make it a success. —The sociable was held at Odekirk's last Wcdne day evening. A constitution was adoptt d, and the society was called "The Dime Sociable" we believe. T.ie meeting seemed to be enjoyed by every one present, and we expect all its meet ings will be pieasant aud profitable. These are the days when the man with the shot gun goes out hunting and sets back with a b-id cold. Then Dr. Bull's Coug.h Su'up takes the place of the gun every time. WHITE kids, all sizes, at Cheap Char ley's. Facts that W« Know. If you are suffering with a severe cough, cold, asthma, bronchit.s, consumption, loss of voice, tickling in the throat, or any affection of the throat or lungs, we know tiiat Dit. KINO'S New Discovery will give you instant relijf. We know of hundreds of cases it has completely cured, and that where all other medicines had tailed. No other remedy can show one-half as many permanent cures. Now lo give you satisfactory proof that DR. KIKG'S New Discovery wll cure you ol asthma, bronchitis, Hay Fever, consump tion, severe coughs and colds, hoarseness, or any throat or lung disease, it you wilt call at Clemmer & Pooler's drug store you can get a trhl bottle free of cost, or a regular size bottle for $1 00. 2 Buckien'i Arnica Salve, The BEST SALVE in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fe ver sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil blains, Corns and all kinds of Skin Erup tions. This Salve is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction in every case or mon ey refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by all druggist's. feb5-ly 1880. 1880. FALL GOODS. J. TRUESDELL, is prepared, as usual, to show you the BEST aud CHEAPEST stock of BOOTS AND SHOES to be found in Southern Minnesota. Nearly thirteen years successful business has demonstrated his ability to meet the wants of the people. Mr. T. is exclu sive agent for the sale of the justly celebrated REYNOLD BROTHERS LADIES' FINE SHOES, BURTS AND MEARS GENTS' FINE SHOES, BRADLEY AND METCALF Custom boots, and many others ot tho very best factories in the Union. Leather & Rubber Belting and Leather and Findings for Shoemakers always in stock. With no reuts or other heavy expenses to meet, I can and will sell you Grood Goods for less money than you can buy elsewhere Come and see them. J. TRUESDELL, Austin, Mlon. C-A-N-N-E-D TOMATOES, TOMATOES, BEANS, BEAJSS, PEAS, PEAS, PRESERVES, PRESERVES, c+- £5 SUCCOTASH, SUCCOTASH, CORN, CO UN, PEARS, PEARS, E A E S E A E S PLUMS, PLUMS, WHORTLEBERRIES, WHORTLEBERRIES, CHERRIES, APRICOTS, CHERRIES, APRICOTS, PINE APPLE, PINE APPLE, STRAWBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, SALMON, SALMON, LOIiSTER, LOBSTER, POTTED MEATS, POT1ED MEATS, OYSTERS, OYSTERS, By 1&3 Can, Dozen or Case, MCBRIDE zo O V* W h3 ui ••d S0 3D W cr K| tr1 O 30 a aa CD I— 3» GO C/0 W 0 W 3» 30 rn *4 L-J ry 53 to CD O O O & C/3 ii c/o 2L I GO 03 HI CO Cl O CO GROCERIES! CHANDLER&WEISEL the new firm, keep a full stook of Groceries. Flour, Feed AND VEGETABLES, AND WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD. pjENRY JACOBS, AT HIS STORE ON MILL STREET, Is ready to manufacture to order all kinds of Gentlemen's Wearing Apparel, Of the best quality and in the latest fashion. His long experience, skill and integrity render him a popular MERCHANT TAII.OR. He is better than ever prepared to meet expectations of customers. GIVE HIM A CALL. MEAT MARKET. KUNATH BROTHERS ON MILL STREET, Pay the HIGHEST MARKET PRICKS for all kinds of LITE STOCK, IIS AND POULTRY. Also, dealers in Fresh, Salted and Smoked Meats. MISCELLANEOUS. Arustad, GM. CUSTOM TAILORING, Repairing and Gutting. Satisfaction guaran teed. Over Dalager Bro's. grocery store. CAMERON. ATTORNEY AT LAW, And Real Estate Agent. Collections made and taxes paid. Office, north side Public Square, in brick building, Austin, Minn. A. HARWOOD. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt attention given to all business con nected with the Icjpil profession. Correspon dence solicited. Office in Roberts^ Block, up stairs, Main Street, Austin. Minn. VJRS. U. L. AMES. L1 (Or bettor known as MRS. TOPLtFF,) is back to Austin, to attend to all calls as MID-WIFE, day or night. She is the right woman in the right place. Back rooms over Solner's store, Basferd's Block. P. O. Box,271. ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER, NO. U. The stated eenvocations of tbts Chapter are held in Masonic Hall. Austin, Minne WK sota, on the SECOND and TOURTH Friday evenings of each month. C. L. WKST, M. E. H. P. C. H. DAYIDBOM,Secretary.