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OFFICIAL. PAPER OF THE CITY. AUSTIN, MINNESOTA: WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEB. S. 1881. CITY AND VICINITY. ARCTICS at cost, at Sprague's. CLOAKS at Solner's BUY your furniture, of S. C. OLSOX. SLIPPERS at cost, at Sprague's. CARPKT WAitr at Solner'a. BOOTS AND SHOES repaired at Sprague's EMBROIDERIES, nice variety, at Solner's You can get dairy salt of McBride, the groc cr. Go TO SI. MAJORS, and see the Refrig erator Millc Can. HARD AND SOFT COAL in any quantity at Thompson's. Yoc can get freshest crackcrs of Mc Bride, the grocer. HAVE you seen Spraguc, the Grocer, in his new store, the best in the N. W. M. MAJORS is paying 50 cents per doz en for eggs, in cash! SCRATCH BOOKS, in large variety at the TRANSCRIPT office. You can get Turtle Creek McBride, the grocer. SOLXER has as fine T. cheese of THE finest line ot imported crockery in the market, at SPRAGUE'S Cash Store No BARTER or trade for anything the farmer has to sell at M. Majors'. SEED BARLEY for sale. Galloway, Austin. Inquire of A. FOR the next 30 days you can buy boots and shoes AT COST, at II. Sprague's. GILT-EDGE table butter always for sale at H. Sprague's Cash Grocery Store. ROOMS to rent, store. over Taylor & Ball's R. O. HALL. DO NOT stay away trom Thurston's Gallery because it is a cloudy day. WATERPROOFS, cloudings, suitings, and trimmings, at Solner's. LIQUID Nitrous Oxide or Langhlng Gas, at H. A. Avery's Dental Rooms. THE best brands of flour, including gra ham and buckwheat, at H. Sprague's Cash Store. Yoc can get japan tea, at 25c, 35c, 40c, 50c, or GOc per pound. MCBRIDE, THE GROCEB. W. T. MAXDEVILLE will haul ice leave orders at Charley Pooler's drug store. Also, teams to let. GLOVES and mittens at cost, to close out the stock, at II. SPRAGUE'S Cash Store. THE best 50 cent tea ever brought to this city. Enquire of H. Sprague, the cash grocer. MONEY to loan, at 9 per cent, interest, on farm securities. iBttiire of R. N. Brown, Austin, Minnesota. FARMERS can get the highert prices iD cash for butter, eggs, poultry and hides, at M. Majors' MOSEY TO LOAN.—$500 to loan on good farm security, without bonus. Ap ply to Ormanzo Allen, Austin. 2t WANTED, to exchange, farm, stock and agricultural implements, for city proper ty. Iuqutre of WILSON BEACH. GLOVES AND MITTENS, positively at cost, to close out the stock, at H. SPRAGUE'S Cash Store, a stock of dry goods as any house in this city, and he will not be undersold. Give him a call. BUTTER wanted, at H. Sprague's oash grocery store—also eggs—for which the highest market prices are paid. To RENT.—Front rooms over Pooler's drug store—suitable for offices or small family. Apply to A. R. THURSTON. DRY body white oak wood at Thomp son's for $6.50 per cord, and sawed for GOc per cord, delivered free to any part of city. 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. PRAYER MEETING SPRAGUE'S at the Baptist church every evening this week up to Friday ev ening inclusive. A good deal of interest is being manifested. cash grocery store is a credit to the city and its enterprising proprietor, and is entitled to an increasing business in keeping pace with his improvements. COFFINS and caskets always on hand— a fine assortment. I can be found at my place of business, south side of public square at all hours. S. R. BOOT'S C. OLSON. crockery, a fine assort ment, imported from England, and the best crockery in the market, can be found at H. SPRAGUE'S Cash Store. Important to Traveler*. Special inducements are offered you by the Burlington Route. It will pay you to read their advertisement elsewhere in this issue. You can sell butter, eggs, potatoes, hams, shoulders, or lard, to McBride, the grocer, at highest price, and get groceries, dry goods, boots and shoes, or hardware, at lowest prices for them. Our Little One« is an ever welcome magazine, which arrives every month to gladden the homes where the parents are wise enough to subscribe for the best magazine extant, for the children who are just getting out of their babyhood, and area little past, or finishing up their first readers. Terms, $1.50 per year in advance. Send to Russell Publishing Company, 149 A Tremont street, Boston. Buckien'a Arnica Salve. The BKST SALVE in the world for Cats, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fe ver sores, Tetter, Cb typed 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 35 cents per box. For sale by all druggist's. febS-ly TRANSCRIPTIONS. —Egg famine, and the hens all taking a vacation. —There are no swear words in the Jap anese language. —The March term of court will be held in Jones' hall. —The dearest (s)pat of earth to me, says Jack Frost, and then he bites. —Gen. Garfield is-an active Knight Templar. "St. Bernard" sends greet mg. —331 cases of boots and shoes were shipped from Boston to Austin last year. —We regret that our Brownsdale items came to band just too late tor insertion this week. —Rev. E. S. Peakc, once stationed at Austin, is rector of the Episcopal church at Moorhead. —Senator Officer was at home again last Sunday, returning to his legislative duties Monday. —Rev. Potter, the Evangelist, commen ces his series of meetings in this city next week Tuesday. —About six inches of snow fell Monday night, covering dear mother earth with a fresh white blanket. —50 cents per dozen for eggs! Just think of it! Majors offers that price in cash. See his notice. —Oh! the beautiful snow! yes, so much of it, that our beautiful roads are so blocked as to be almost impassible. —Edwin French goes to Auburn, N. Y., the first week in February to visit bis brother. He will leave Victor there. —A new recipe, that works like a charm for curing burns, is to rub the burn with ordinary cooking soda. Try it. —A buckwheat flapjack cut on the bias, with an elegant sacharine trimming, is, on a cold winter morning, said to be just too sweet for anything. —John Frank, M. E. Frisbee and John Mahony, came up from Le Roy Monday to attend the first regular conclave of St. Bernard Commandery Kv Tv —A. H. Alsip will settle in Madison, Dakota, in the spring, to wake and lay up bricks. Alsip understands that busi ness to perfection, as many of his Austin customers can testify. —Rev. Alfred Morse is making all possible inquiries in regard to the expense of a canning factory. He would like to prepare for canning tomatoes and sweet corn this year if possible. —Minnie Irvin—who is well known to many ot our Austin people—died recent ly in Crawford couuty, Wis., at the resi dence of an uncle, of scarlet fever. It is about a year since she left Austin. —Rev. C. W. Merrill, Congregational minister at Waseca, h*s received a call from the American Home Missionary Society to the Superintendency of Dakota. A great loss to Waseca, but as great a gain for Dakota. —Dr. J. W. Warner, of New York City, advertises in the TRANSCRIPT a farm of 480 acres for sale. It is a cultivated farm, provided with a good house, situate near Rose Creek, and will be sold for $5,000. A rare bargain. —Kinnie Woodard, of Wells, was ia town the other day. He said he came down especially to pay a year's subscrip tion in advance to the TRANSCRIPT. Like all our patrons he carries a smiling face and seems to enjoy life. —A. E. Cox, ot this city, is to take charge of Star Tuckerman's brown Ham bletonian stallion "Sam Weller" for the season of 1881, and break him. "Sam" is said to be a "three-minute" nag. His owner lives in Minneapolis. —Mr. Pete Reynolds has returned from his eastern business trip, and better than all, has been successful, and we are glad. He will, now, we suppose, become a bloated bondholder. A few thousands, less or more, are not hard to take, and need no sugar-coating. The Philadelphia Timet almanac is a neatly bound pamphlet of 144 pages, con. taining a fund of home and toreign infor mation rarely equaled, and is a very com plete political almanac. The compiled election returns by states is well worth the price of the book, fifteen cents. Pat. Sullivan, of this city, is to com mence the manufacture'of brick at Morris as soon as the snow disappears in the spring. Henry Judson -writes us that Mr. Sullivan has the contract to erect a build ing, 50x100, for the Bank of Morris. We hope Mr. Sullivan Is not planning for a permanent separation from Austin. LUCKY PENSIONERS.—We et had his ow was it? —We hear a rumor that Rev. J. D. Todd is going to leave Austin, to settle somewhere in Wisconsin. We are very sorry, if it be true. Austin cannot well spare either Rev. Todd, or his most ex cellent family. Later—Mr. Todd has been tendered an appointment to present the claims of Christian** Education through the Synod of Wisconsin, in the interest of Gales ville University. Will probably accept —Last Monday as S. M. passenger was going west, when between Oakland and Hayward stations, a broken rail threw the forward trucks of the mail and express car off the track. Mail Agent Matt Miles instantly seized the bell cord, but the bell was out of order and would not ring, so tbe engineer kept up his usual speed for about 90 rods when the trucks off the track dropped into a culvert and detach ed the train from the engine. A nar row escape for Matt. —The wife of John Keenan, a well known contractor and builder of Winona, and a brother of Joseph and James Kee nan of Austin, died last Friday merning in child-birth, her infant daughter sur viving her but a short time. Mrs. Keenan leaves a little family of three, aged eleven, nine and four. Tbe Winona Republican says she was a woman beloved by a large circle of acquaintances, for her kindness and amiability, and was known as a most faithful wife and mother. —The old Mower County Bank build ing, adjoining the court-house on the north, has been rented by the commission ers for county use, aud will be occupied by the Register of Deeds. It is provided with a good vault for the records, and the vault vacated by the Register can now be used by the Auditor, whose books and papers have been in great danger from fire for many years. We suggested this idea some two years ago, and we are glad the commissioners have finally come to it. —The Minnesota zephyrs tell us that Miss Hattie Judson, accompanied by her uncle, leav Chicago this week for Boston, and we well know there is more to follow. And though we wish her heaven's choicest blessings, we do not wish for her that "summer would last all the year," but the lather that she may know no spring, or summer, aye, or autumn, but Winter always, through all the coming years which we trust may ead her on to a ripe old age and even then may her love for Winter be to her life's crowning joy. —The sudden death of Mrs. Daniel O'Leary last Monday, was a sad occur rence to the husband, and little family about her, of seven children. She was in delicate health, and had been for some time, but none thought death could be so near, but, like a thief in the night, be came, and tbe mother's life had passed away, as it were, in a moment. Mr. O'Leary came trom Chautauqua, New York, settled in Dexter about two or three years ago, and then changing to Austin about a year ago. He has a fami ly of seven children, the oldest fourteen years of age, the youngest about a year. —Died, Saturday morning, of conges tion of the lungs, Daniel C., youngest child of Hugh D. Mills, aged two years and two months The funeral services were at the Baptist church last Sabbath morning, and the little one was buried in Oakwood cemetery. A crowded house told of the sympathy for the parents and remaining children in their deep afflic tion. We know it must be hard to lay away the bright, ever busy prattling baby boy. We know these parents will miss the loving kiss, the soft caress of the little hand, the sweet innocent faco that now lies under the snow but there is this to comfort—the little child life goes on, the tenderest love clasps and leads thy baby boy, and a purer, rarer beauty will develop under tbe guidance of the Master's hand, and He has said "Suffer the little ones to come unto me." —The funeral of Mrs. Kittridge, wife ot D. hear of the following persons in the vicinity of Aus tin who have secured their pension ar rears recently: Gulic Olson, Adams, over $1,300 Robert Spears, Moscow 1,094 J. D. Woodward, Windom 1,112 The business was largely done by Or manzo Allen of this city. —Last Friday Chief of Police Riley arrested Frank Krvgh at the depot in this city, and he was sent back to his home in St. Panl to answer to the charge of beating his wife, stealing her hard earned money, and running away with a woman of questionable character. He had his trial Monday, and was found guilty. Another candidate for the whip ping post. —Mr. Jas. Goslee, of the town of Lon don, was greatly cheered on Monday by a surprise visit made by his neighbors and other Iriends invited by Mrs. Goslee and bis son Henry, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of bis birtb. It was a com plete surprise, and the occasion was one of great enjoyment, from 10 A. M. to 9 in the evening. Forty persons partook of the bountiful repast provided by his wife and family. —ROUND TRIPTICKETS.—The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Co. have recently adopted the plan of selling round-trip tickets at a reduction from regular rates. For instance, the regular fare from Austin to St. Paul or Minneapolis is $4.05. The new round trip rate is $6.90—a saving of $1.20 over the old single trip rate. This is a wise action on the part of tbe Co., and that increased receipts will be the re sult we have no doubt. —PROBLEM FOR THE CHILDREN.—An Arab died and left 17 camels, his sole property, to be divided amongst his three sons one-half to the eldest, one-third to the next, and one-sixth to the last as they did not wish to kill the camels, the matter was brought before the Cadi, who added one camel to the 17, and thus, dividing, gave each one more than his due propor tiop, and again. own camel back STRENGTHEN your voice and remove Coughs, Colds and Hoarseness, by taking Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. per bottle* P. Kittridge, was held at Cedar City school-house, Saturday, January 29th. Although the day was very stormy, yet there was a large number of people gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed, and to sympathize with the bereft husband and motherless child ren, who mourn the loss of a good, faith ful wife and mother. The sermon was preached by Rev. Alfred Cressey, of Aus tin, and several of the Methodist choir, by request, went down to assist in the singing. Mrs. Kittridge had the measles about two years ago, and «was very sick, a cough settling upon her lungs and never leaving her. Mr. Kittridge, it will be remembered, was in partnership with Mr. Lambert about two years, and last spring, his wife, who was then in failing health, wanted to go back to her home in the country, so in June the partnership was dissolved, and Mr. Kittridge, with his little family, moved back to the farm, wbicb is about a mile south of Cedar City. She was confined to the house but a short time. She leaves five children, the eldest eleven years, the youngest but three. Mr. Kittridge and bis motherless babes have the sympathy of many friends in this sad bereavement, and may the Father of the afflicted be his comforter and support. —AN OLD TIME DONATIONPARTY.—The first winter, '56-'57, that Rev. E. F. Gurney lived in this vicinity, some of bis friends in Austin went out to his little home, nine miles north-west, and made him a donation visit. It was fine sleighing and a company of 25 or 30 started out about dusk, to take the young Reverend com pletely by snrprise. Among the compa ny were Solomon Snow, G. E. Wilbour, Ormanzo Allen and wife, Dr. Coon and wife, Quincey Truesdell, D. M. V. Stuart, and Dr. Allen and wife. They arrived about half past seven, and the first inti mation of visitors was the entrance of Mr. Snow, with tbe salutation, "We want supper, where is tbe tea-kettle?" To say that Mr. Gurney was surprised would not do justice to his real feelings. There he was, sitting on his shaving-bench, with shavings piled up all around him, getting out shingles to replace the sod roof that he was obliged to put on temporarily. He began retreating, making a complete surrender, and the merry company filled the one room, which constituted parlor and kitchen and bed-room and dining room. Tbe excitement drove away the headache which was afflicting Mrs. Gur ney, and seldom, probably, has a more congenial party gathered in this vicinity. The presents taken were useful as well as ornamental. Snow & Wilbour brought alive pig right into the house, as tin ex pression of their good will, and left ten bushels of corn on which to feed it. The Price 25 cen5 Truesdell Bro's took a rocking chair and lounge, and a food many useful arti cles besides were presented, together with a purse of $25 or $30, in money. After an evening of most pleasant social inter course, the bour of midnight warned the visitors that it was time to depart, and with an earnest prayer for Heaven's bless ings upon the young minister and his labors, they returned home, sharers of the joy they had occasioned. How vividly docs this little incident bring before us the struggles of pioneer life, when money was scarce and population small, and minis ters received little or no compensation Btlden't Herald. District Attorney Rolllna. The appointment by the Governor of Mr. Daniel G. Rollins to the office of Dis trict Attorney of the city and county of New York, for the unexpired term of the late Mr. Phelps, is regarded with general satisfaction by tbe community, without respect of politics. The integrity of his character, the marked ability that has distingwhed him as a criminal lawyer, and, more than all, his familiarity with the duties of the position,acquired in a ser vice ot eight years as Assistant District Attorney, furnish excellent reasons for his promotion to tbe responsible place so well filled by his predecessor. Mr. Rollins is a native of Great Falls, New Hampshire, where he was born in 1842. His father was the Judge of Pro bate of Stratford county, in that state, and was a very popular man. Young Rollins was a very bright boy. Having finished his early schooling in his native village, be entered Dartmouth College, where he was graduated before reaching his eighteenth year. He was salutatorian of bis class, and among liisTellow-graduates were many prominent men. Mr. Rollins studied law in the Harvard Law School, and graduated in 1862. He was admitted to the bar of New Hamp shire in 1863, and practiced bis profes sion in Portland, Maine. In 1866 he came to this city, and accepted the ap pointment of Assistant United States District Attorney under Daniel S. Dick inson, and retained the position during the subsequent administrations of United States District Attorneys Courtney and Pierrepont. While occupying this posi tion, Mr. Rollins formed tbe acquaintance of the late District Attorney Phelps, who was also an assistant in the office of the United States District Attorney, and an intimacy was formed between the two which in subsequent years ripened into the warmest personal friendship. In 1869, Mr. Rollins returned to private practice as a member of the law firm of which Mr. Thomas Harland was the^other artner. He practiced extensively in the pa UJnited States courts until January 1, 1873, when, at the request of Mr. Phelps, who then took office, he accepted the position of Assistant District Attorney— a position which he has since held unin terruptedly. Mr. Phelps bad great con fidence in Mr. Rollins' ability as a public prosecutor, and in the latter years of his administration intrusted to him all of the most important prosecutions in the courts of General Sessions and Oyer and Terminer. ^Harpers' Weekly. District Attorney Rollins is the brother of Mrs. O. W. Shaw of this city, and visited Austin two years ago this coming spring, as many of our citizens will remember. He was a very social and courteous gentleman, whom it was a pleasure to meet. We believe tbe honors and responsibilities of this office have been worthily bestowed. Special Religious Services. Rev. J. D. Potter, the well known Evangelist, of Westboro, Mass., who has been holding meetings for some time past in Minneapolis, is expected in Austin to begin a series of meetings next week Tuesday, February 8th. Mr. Potter's work in Minneapolis has been very suc cessful. One pastor writes: "Many hard cases have been won, and the Sunday school is largely brought in." Another says: "Mr. Potter is a common sense worker, a Biblical preacher, intensely in earnest backs everything with the Bible, very successful in convincing adults, as well as successful with chil dren." Another says: "I should think that two-thirds of those who attended all the evening meetings were converted." Mr. Potter has the highest commenda tions from the most eminent men of New England, and his great successes attest his usefulness. Some of our own citizens have known personally of his work in other places, and give a similar testimony to the above. He will begin his meetings next week Tuesday, February 8th, at 10J^ o'clock A. M., and 7 o'clock p. M., each day. He will remain about a week. All christians in the place are cordially in vited to join in the work, and every one is earnestly invited to come and enjoy the privileges of the meeting. Let all christians pray for the Divine spirit to attend the effort. Druggists Heard From. "We know tbe value of malt, hops, calisaya and Iron composing "Malt Bitters." "Our lady customers highly praise them." "Physicians prescribe them in this town." "The largest bottle and best medicine." "Best blood purifier on our shelves." "Our best people take 'Malt Bitters.'" "Sure cure for chills and liver diseases." THE Second Quarterly Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal church will be held next Sunday and Monday, Feb. 6,7,1881. Love-feast at A. M., and preaching at 10^ by the Pastor. Sacrameutof the Lord's Supper afterward. At 7 p. M., Rev. D. Cobb,. P. Elder, will preach. Collections for the support of P. Elder will be taken. Also, on Monday night at 7 o'clock, it is expected the P. Elder will preach, and after the sermon, the Quarterly Conference will beheld. A. THE CRESSEY, members of the Ladles' Floral Club will hold a sociable at the home of Mrs. C. W. Austin, Tuesday, February 8th. Ladies are invited to come at 3 P. K., bringing their work, lunch basket, napkins, &c. Gentlemen are invited to supper at 6 o'clock, and to the eveniug entertainment. A pic-nic supper. Come prepared. These sociables are very pleasant, and we hope a large number will be present, as a cordial invitation is extended to all to come. S. L. DAVIDSON, FOK Secretary. the very earliest readers there is no monthly magazine that is so perfect in every particular as The Nursery. It has the choicest illustrations, made ex pressly for the children, and over them the children are wild with delight, and the articles are ever adapted with the greatest care to the capacities and tastes of its youthful readers. Facts that We Know. If you are suffering with a severe cough, cold, asthma, bronchitis, consumption, loss of voice, tickling in the throat, or any affection of the throat or lungs, we know that DR. KINO'S KINO'S New Discovery will give you instant relief. 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 to give you satisfactory proof that DR. New Discovery wll cure you of asthma, bronchitis, Hay Fever, consump tion, severe coughs and colds, hoarseness, or any throat or lung disease, if yob will call at Clemmer & Poolers drug store you can get a trial bottle free of cost, or a regular size bottle for $1.00. 2 AUSTIN CHURCHES. A Olanee at their Condition at the Be ginning of tho Sew Year. PROTE8TANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH. For several years past, until recently, this church has been under the charge of a rector, and services have been regu lar every Sunday. Though weak ia numbers, the church has rfiways been strong in purpose and desire. The lay men have worked hard, and contributed even beyond their ability. About a year ago, however, owing to continued failure of crops, it was decided to make Austin a mission parish. The parish is now placed in a sub missionary district, over which the Rev. Geo. C. Tanner, of Owatonna, has charge. Services are held every other Sunday and are conducted by Rev. Mr. Irwin, of Albert Lea. Sunday School every Sun day at 11:30 o'clock, A. K., Robert Grif gtb, Superintendent. Tbe school is in a prosperous condition and has an enroll ment of 10 teachers and 90 scholars. Number of church communicants, 57. Connected with the parish are 55 families, numbering 216 individuals. The prop erty of the parish, which consists of the church edifice and rectory, is valued at $1,800, and is free of debt The church expenses are met by voluntary offerings. Following are the officers of the Par ish Senior Warden—H. B. Ball. Junior Warden—J. Van Duesen. Vestrymen—O. W. Gibson, H. A. Fair banks, B. F. Jones, G. K. Hanson, W. R. Vandegrift, J. E. Ingalls. G. K. Hanson is the Treasurer, and B. F. Jones the Clerk and Collector of the parish. UNIVERSALIST. This society was organized in 1868. The church edifice was built in 1874, and dedicated in June, 1875. The church was organized in 1876. At the beginning of the year 1880, there were forty-one church members. During the year there have been three persons admitted to mem bership, one member has died, and one withdrawn. The real strength of the church is greater than its membership indicates. Of the society, N. K. Noble is Modera tor, J. W. Eldridge is Clerk, W. T. Wil kins is Treasurer, and N. K. Noble, E. B. Crane, L. W. French, W. T. Wilkins and J. K. Strever, Trustees. Of the church, N. K. Noble is Modera tor, R. G. Spafford is Clerk, and N. K. Noble and W. T. Wilkins are deacons. Rev. R. G. Spafford is the pastor. The church is prosperous, and there is a growing interest. The Ladies' Society is especially active. Last year they raised over two hundred dollars for church expenses, by sociables, dinners, entertainments, &c. Of this society, the officers for the present year are: President—Mrs. E. B. Crane. Vice-President—Mrs. W. F. Sutherland. Secretary—Mrs. J. Woodward. Treasurer—Mrs. L. W. French. SCANDINAVIAN LUTHERAN. The membership of this church Jan. 1st, was 110, which is a good record for the youngest church organization in the place, being organized Oct. 27th, 1867, by Rev. Clauson. The society owns a church building and grounds, and is free from all financial encumbrance. The veteran Rev. C. L. Clauson, is tbe pastor, and Rev. T. Strand, assistant. Preaching services every alternate Sab bath. Rev. Clausou administers to the spiritual wants of four other churches, viz: Blooming Prairie, Grand Meadow, Red Oak Grove, and Brothson. Following are the officers of the church: Trustees—Ed. Dalager, Ole Hanson, Seymour Johnson. Treasurer—Ole C. Lea. Secretary—C. M. Boehmer. Deacons—Geo. Hamburg, J. J. Korn berg, S. C. Olson, Ole C. Lea. Mr. Joban Wold has been the Sunday School Superintendent ever since the organization of the church, and a very faithful and efficient one. RECAPITULATION. Joined Total during 1880. Jan.l, 1881. Congregational 27 201 Baptist 23 141 Methodist 12 136 Lutheran 110 Episcopal 11 57 Universalist........ 3 41 76 686 The above comprises the list of all the Austin churches—save the Catholic— which church will receive our attention next week. Two Organs. Regulate first the stomach, seoond tbe liver especially the first, so as to perform their functions perfectly and you will remove at least nineteen-twentieths of all the Ills that mankind is heir to. in this or aay other climate. Hop Bitters is the only thing that util give perfectly healthy, natural action to these two organs. Cold Weather! King & Fish will sell goods for cold weather, cheap. Buck mitts and gloves at King & Fish's. Ladies' and misses' wool hoods and nubias, at King & Fish's. Flannels, a large stock, at King & Fish's. Cotton flannels, at King & Fisb's. THE February number of the Atlantic ronthly, Pastor. is, as usual, filled with matter of solid value and interest. The "Remi niscences ot Washington" are specially so. Tbe Taylor administration is the subject in the present number, and no one, as they read of the feuds and jeal ousies, the eager seeking for office, the struggles and triumphs of tbe past, but will see how events repeat themselves in history. "Night on the Oclawaha," and Ia London Again," are pleasant sketch es. Henry James continues his story, "The Portrait of a Lady," which is well drawn. As is well known, the Atlantic is one of the best magazines published, and all who wish good reading, are sure to find what they desire in its well filled pages. Subscription price, $4 per annum. We furnish it and the TRANSCRIPTfor $5. Jc Sohwan and the Boot and Shoe Trade. Jo. Sellffan, Austin's genial go-ahead bort and shoe dealer, is bringing himself to the front with his usual business vim, and would like to have his many custom ers remember that in quality and quantity of stock he will be found at the top, and in prices at the very bottom. Well, Jo. Scbwan needs no flattering editorials to give him a "boom," for Austin, yes, Mower county, is full of testimonials of not only his large and prosperous trade, but of his low prices and genuine first class grade of goods. It is indeed with pleasure that we commend him to the continued favor and patronage of the public. Read his advertisement this week. POSSESSION is nine points of the law, and tbe possession of a good pen goes a long way to make a good penman. Ester brook's takes the lead of all the rest. Can be obtained at all the Stationer's. PURE JAPAN TEAS. SO MR PACTS WORTH CONSIDERING. It is now twenty years since Japan tea was Introduced into this country. Soon alter its Introduction, it became popular on account of its purity.—being widely advertised, and commented upon by the -press as such. "Green tea," (from China) which was previ ously the favorite tea, but known to be arti ficially colored, was thereby largely superse ded by the then uncolored Japan. A few years after its introduction, however, in order to improve Its appearance, and Impress (or deceive) the dealer and consumer, coloring was resorted to,—moderately at first, but gradually Increased till, for several years past, the once pure Japan tea has become the most excessively colored of any in use. "Pan-flred" Japan tea, when cured and pre pared naturally, has a brownish color, show ing also some yellowish leaves. When it Is prepared in the present usual way, the leaves have a more uniform color,but in many oases, and especially with tbe later picMngt, the tea is thickly coated, or "painted" with a variety of unwholesome coloring substances. The matter used for color is, mainly, a mix ture of Prussian blue, "Dutch pink," and China clay, and tbe purpose is to please the eye, thereby increasing the dealer's and con sumer's estimate of fineness and value. Prussian blue is a known poison, atod the others are certainly not wholesome. Test: pour boiling hot water to a small quantity of tea in a cup let it steep and stand till cool if colored, a green scum will rise to the surface, and adhere to tbe side of the oup a green sediment will also be left In the bottom of the cup after pouring the liquor and leaves out. An uncolored tea will make no such deposits. This pan-fired uncolored Japawtea is entirely different from tbe so called bathetrflred tea which, although uncolored, is a larger, coar ser leaf, dark color, similar to Oolong or "Black Tea," and has a smoky and somewhat raw, or grassy flavor.—the result of drying over a slow fire, in a perforated pan or basket. Basket-fired teas have not^proved satisfactory to many consumers who desire pure uncolor ed teas. An invoice of these unadulterated, un colored "Pan-fired" Japan Teas just re ceived, and for sale by— TAYLOR & BALL, Austin, Minn. Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners. AUSTIN, January 27,1881. The Board of County Commissioners of Mower county, Minn., met at the office of the County Auditor, in the Court House, in said county of Mower, pursu ant to call. Members present—O. C. LaBar, W. B. Mitson, and Hans C. Anderson. Business of the meeting—To take into consideration the building of a new Court House, and to arrange for the better protection of the County Records. On motion, the Board adjourned to 7 o'clock A. M., Jan. 28th, 1881. JANUARY 28th, 7 o'clock A. M. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Members present—O. C. LaBar, W. B. Mitson and Hans C. Anderson. On motion, the Board adjourned to 7 o'clock P. M. 7 O'CLOCK P. M. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Members present—O. C. LaBar, W. B. Mitson, O. Ayers and Hans C. Anderson. Resolved, To rent the building and vault therein,1 adjoining the court-house on the north, for the term of one year, with the privilege of two years, for an oflloe for tbe Register of Deeds, and for such other offices and purposes from time to time as the Com missioners may decide for the best interest of the county, at a rent of twelve 50-100 dol lars per month. The party owning the same to clean up the building, and repair and ar range the vault therein, and the front room of said building, in a manner suitable for an office for the Register of Deeds, and for the safe-keeping of the records of said office. The occupation thereof and the rent therefor to commence when the building is ready for use, at which time a lease is to be drawn, as per agreement. On motion, Oscar Ayers was appointed a committee to procure a suitable stove and fixtures for the office of the Register of Deeds. On motion, the Board adjoarned to January 29th, 1881, at 9 o'clock A. M. JANUARY 29th, 1881,9 o'clock A. U. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Members present—O. C. LaBar, W. B. Mitson, Oscar Ayers and Hans C. Anderson. On motion, the Board adjourned to one o'clock P. M. ONE O'CLOCK P. M. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Members present—O. C. LaBar, W. B. Mitson, O. Ayers and Hans C. Anderson. Resolved, To rent Jones' ball, in the city of Austin, to hold the March, 1881, term of court in, at a rent of $26 for said term. On motion, O. Ayers, O. C. LaBar and W. B. Mitson, be and are hereby appointed to act as a court-bouse committee. On motion, the Board adjourned, O. C. LABAR, Chairman. Attest: J. M. WYCKOFF, County Auditor. Revised Clubbing List. We have revised our clubbing list for 1881 as given below. The second column shows the price at which we furnish THSTRANSCRIFT with the publication named: Regular Price. St. Paul Pioneer Press $115 Minneapolis Tribune 116 Chicago Inter Ocean 115 Harper's Magazine 4 00 Harper's Weekly 4 00 Harper's Bazar 4 00 Atlantic Monthly 4 00 Scribner's Monthly 4 00 St. Nicholas 3 00 American Agriculturist 150 Peterson's Magazine 2 00 Scientific American 8 20 New York Independent 300 The Nursery 150 New York Tribune 200 Moore's Rural New Yorker 2 00 St. Paul Globe 100 Chicago Weekly News 75 With Tran. $2 75 2 75 2 75 500 600 500 600 500 426 2 75 326 430 426 285 300 325 2 76 225 A Word to the Public. After more than thirteen years of con stant attention to business in Austin, the undersigned has, on account of impaired health, found it necessary to go out of trade. While thanking the people of Mower and Freeborn counties for their very liberal patronage in the past, I would also recommend my successor, Mr. F. A. Ticknor, as in every way worthy of their future favors in the way of trade in BOOTS AND SHOES. I shall be at the old place till the first of March, for the purpose of making settlements. All persons having bills unsettled will please call as soon as pos sible and attend to them. JAMBS TRUESDELL. "I WOULD not live alway, I ask not to stay," but while you do stay and live, try and be comfortable and enjoy life as much as possible. Looked at in this light and life will begin to grow sweet. As long as man lives he^will be troubled with his lungs, his Throat and in fact his whole body. But it it is your Lungs, a bad Cold, a hard Cough, incipient Con sumption, you can get a bottle of Dr. Mar shall's Lung Syrup for twenty-five cents, fifty cents, and one dollar a bottle which we think will cure you. We have tbe agency. Signed, DORR & WOLD. THECOLOSSALBRONZE STATUE OT VIC TORY which stands in the Park, at Lowell, before the tomb of the first soldiers that fell in the revolution, is a lasting and beautiful tribute of art. It is one of the drat objects sought by strangers visiting our sister city, which indeed many visit, purposely to see this elegant object of high art. It was obtained from the King of Bavaria by Dr. J. C. Ayer, to whom His Majesty was especially gracious in acknowledgment of what his remedies are reputed to have done for the suffering sick. It was donated by the Doctor to City of Lowell as a permanent and speak ing emblem of tbe victories both of Science aud Arms.—JTagmtmn (JW.) Prett. GRAND MEADOW. —Geo. Livermore of Fairmont, was in town last Friday. —Pierson has given bonds for his ap pearance at eourt. —G. W. Wood was pressing and ship ping hay to LaCrosse last week. —Two of Prof. Gilbert's children have lung fever, and Prof, is sick with quinsy. —A. J. Stewart reports that the lock on the door of bis weod house was tam pered with Saturday night. —Last Wednesday Alex. Requa footed it from Ramsey to Dexter, and to Grand Meadow the next morning—all on ac count of blockaded trains. —Jas. Lyons, who has charge ot this section during the temporary absence of J. Tyrrell, has three children sick with lung fever. Tyrrell is near Madison, Da kota, in charge of a gang of snow shov elers. —At tbe time of the other snow block ade Dr. Jackson was at Brownsdale, anJ, having patients here which required his attendance, he took to tbe railroad track and footed it to Grand Meadow tbe same night. LANSING. —Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Yaughan are quite sick. —Mr, Ed. Morrill's family will soon move to Minneapolis, where Mr. Merrill is engaged in a flouring mill. —ELOPED.—It is rumored that the wife of one of our citizens has eloped grace fully (gratefully), leaving husband be hind, and "gone with a handsomer man." A party of abo'ut 20, from Lansing, called upon Mr. A. L. Shaddock and wife, at the Davidson House in Austin, last Saturday evening, and enjoyed a social time. —Below will be found a list of the ten students who ranked highest in their last examinations in each of the two depart ments: Higher Department—Gertrude j^rll 97.58, Mary Miller 96.80, Nellie Vaughan 96.27, Frank George 94.74, W. Kiley Stew art 93.99, Louisa Robinson 93.53, Emma Smith 93.18, Helen Soule 93.16, George Vaughan 92.78, George Williams 91.67. R. E. CRANE, Principal. Primary Department—Albert Miller 99, Melvina Miller 97.6, Nora Miller 96.3, John Honeywell 95, Stanley Vaughan 94.3, Mattie Smith 94.3, Tommy Dignan 93.3,Willie]Weller 92.6, Micheal Miller92, Patrick Gallagher 92. ANNA MCBRIDK, Teacher. HIGH FOREST. —Blizzards and blockades! —The article that has the greatest de mand here is wood. —Mr. John Altbouse has been very low wilb a fever, but is now slowly recover ing. —Spring is making his visits in this neighborhood, not "spring gentle spring," but our county superintendent. —Mrs. Rollin Case has been visiting her relatives and friends for the past week. We are always glad to see Jennie. —Tuesday evening Mr. Tattersall re ceived a telegram announcing the sad news of tbe death of his daughter, Eliza, wife of Mr. Carter, who resides in Minne apolis. —The Ladies' Aid Society met at Mrs. Fred Lamp's last Friday, and notwith standing the bad roads there was about a hundred persons present. The evening was passed very pleasantly, with music, games, &c., and last, but not least, supper. The last act, on going home, was the tipping over of three sleigh-loads. B, ROSE CREEK. —F. G. Ray is back again. —We had preaching in both churches and in the school house last Sunday evening. —The Methodists will hold their quar terly meeting here on Saturday and Sun day, next. —The funeral services of Rev. Baker's child took place on Tuesday, the 25th Rev. O. R. Fassett, of Minneapolis, preach ed the funeral sermon. The bereaved parents have the heart-felt sympathy of their many friends. —About eleven o'clock last Thursday night, our usually quiet town was dis turbed by the alarm of fire. Two of the warehouses were burning, and nothing could be done to stop the flames. One of the warehouses belonged to John Cronan, and contained about 2,000 bushels of wheat the other belonging to Bassett, Hunting & Co., contained about 1,500 bushels of barley. The loss is nearly all covered by insurance. The fire is suppos ed to have originated in sparks from a locomotive. CLOTHING. HENRY 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 TAILOR. He Is better than ever prepared to meet expectations or customers. GIVE HIM A CALL. MEAT MARKET. MEAT MARKET! KUNATH BROS., ON MILL STREET, Pay tbe HIGHEST MARKET PRICES for all kinds of Live Stock, Hides, AND POULTRY. Also, dealers in Fresh, Salted and Smoked Meats. JGOTICURA. ITCHING AND SCALY DISEASES, SCROFULOUS HUMORS,tULCERS, OLD SORES AND MERCURIAL AFFECTIONS CURED WHEN ALL OTHER HUMAN AGENCIES FAIL. Tmcna is NO HUMAN AQENCTcanso speed ily, permanently and economically cleans* the blood, elear the complexion ana skin, re store the hair and cure every species of Itch ing, scaly and scrofulous humors of the skin, scalp and blood as the Cuticura Remedies, consisting of the Cuticura, the great Skin Cure, Cuticura soap, an exquisite, toilet, bath and nursery sanative, and Cuticura Resolv ent, tbe new blood purifier. SKIN HUMORS, MILK CRUST, ETC. Skin Humors.—Mre. S. E. Whipple, Decatur, Mich., writes that bor f&c6, bead and some parts of her body were almost raw. Head covered with scabs and sores. Suffered fear fully and tried everything. Permanently cured by Cuticura Remedies. Crust.—Mrs. Bowers, 143 Clinton St., Cincinnati, speaks of her sister's child, who was cured or milk crust, which resisted all remedies for two years now a fine, healthy boy, with a beautiful head of hair. Tetter of the hands.—Elizabeth Buckley, Littleton, N. H., thankfully praises the Cuti cura Remedies for a cure of tetter of the hands, which had rendered them almost use less to her. SCALD HEAD, ALOPECIA, ETC. 8cald Head.—H. A. Raymond, auditor P. W., J.« 8. R. R., Jackson, Mich., was cured of scald head of nine years' duration by the Cuticura Remedies. F*1iln!Lof the Hair.—Prank A. Bean, Steam Engine®, Boston, was cured of alopecia SLS 2 the 0 G. A. M. & CO. One Lamp himney will last longer than IS common chimneys and give betUr light. Ask for no other and make year dsaler get them for yon. The but is the cheapest. Noo* gen uine without this label. seplS-lm Gao. A. MAOAWB Co., PirnauBQX, PA. /VVYffTUf Morphine Habit owed in 10 to 90 daja. Ul iUlxL NopaytUlcnied. Da. J. Snrams, Lsbenon, Ohio* t-ly ^r by the Cuticura Reme dies, which completely restored his hair when au said he woula lose it. £anCPhiladelphia, ^u.? T^h2?la8 J*®' 2878 Prankford afflicted with dandruff, which for twenty years had covered his scalp with scales one quarter of an inch in thick ness, cured by the Cuticura Remedies. CuxiOTRA REMEDZBS are prepared by WEBKS & POTTER, Chemists and Druggists, 360 Washington street, Boston, and arc for f? all Druggists. Price of Cuticura, a Medicinal Jelly, Bmall boxes, 50 cents large SI- Cuticura Resolvent, the new Wood Purifier, fi per bottle. Cuticura Medi cinal Toilet Soap, 25 cents. Cuticura Medi cinal Shaving Soap, 15 cents in bars for barbers and large consumers, 50 cents. All mailed free on receipt of price. Send for illustrated treatise on the skin. SANfFOHO'S RADICAL CURE FOR CATARRH. COMPLETE TREATMENT $1.00. Sanford's Radical Cure, Catarrhal Solv ent and Improved Inhaler, wrapped in one package, with full directions, and sold by all druggists for one dollar. Ask for SAN FORD'S RADICALCURB. From a simple cold or influenza to the rotting, sloughing, and death of the sense of smell, taste and hearing, this great remedy is supreme. Poisonous mucous accumulations are removed, the entire membrane cleansed, disinfected, soothed and healed, head and voice cleared, smell, taste and hearing restored and constitu tional ravages ehecked. Thus, externally and internally, does this great, economical remedy work. Instantly relieving and per manently curing the most aggravated and dangerous forms of Catarrh. ftenml Ageata. W1TO JOTTZB, Boston. UNFJ5HMKNTED HALT, HOPS,Calisaya andiron. No medicine like it for the blood, brain, nerves and lungs. New life for functions weakened by disease, debility and dissipation. Positive cure for liver, kidney and urinary difficulties. Comfort and strength for delicate females and nursing mothers. Purest and best medicine called "Bitters." Sold everywhere. MALT BITTERS COMPA NY, BOSTON. MASS. CASH STORE. t§ c+- £73 •33 O O 0 (D Ifl Ul C/J i—» £0 3D O O a O 3D CO CO cl 03 a t=J 0 30 02 *1 UJ CD -d 2 S IQ —H CO W ii CO 03 0 W DRUGS AC. Austin, Minn., DEALERS IN Drugs and Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Patent Medicines, "Window Glass and Putty, Curtains and Fixtures, WALL PAPER AND BORDERS, Picture Cord and Tassels, Blank Books, &c., oooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooo STATIONERY! ooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooo Brushes of all kinds, Perfumery, Hair Oil, Toilet Soaps, Toilet Powders, Sponges, Trusses, Corks, Syringes, Lamps and Chimneys, &e. Choice Wines and Liquors. For Medicinal Purposes only. Physicians' prescriptions carefully oom« pounded. Pure Goods and low prices a spe cialty. Tour patronage 1s solicited, at the old stand, corner Main and Mill streets.