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Meets on tbe flrst and third Saturday of each month, at 7:30 D. m. at Gsand Army Hall. C. J. MILI.RR, Com. A. G. W, MEKKLCK, Adjt. IUSON BEACH, Quartermaster. o. u. w. Austin Lodge* A. O. U. W., No. 32, meets on the second and fourth Fridays of every month, in their hall. Brothers visiting in the eiiy are cordially invited to attend. L. DETTLEBACH, M. W. JAMES CRONOX, Recorder. OTAL ARCH CHAPTER, NO. 14 The Stated convocations of this Chapter 'are held in Masunsic Hall, Austin Minnesota, on the SECOND and FOURTH Friday evenings of each month. N. KINGSLEV, M. RrH. P. D. Z. KOUINSON, Secretary. JpiDELIXY LODGE, NO. 39. A. F. & The regular communications of this lodsre are held in Musonic Hall. Austin, Minnesota, on the KIRST and THIKD Weduesdav evenings of each month. S. A.EMMERSON, W. M., C. H. WILBOUK,.Secretary. QT. BERNARD COMMANDERY, K. T, ^5 NO. 13. Meets first Monday evening of each month at Masonsic Hall. C. I. JOHNSON, E. C. C. J. MILLER. Hecorder. I. O. G. T. LODGE NO. 107 Meets every Monday evening in Conductors Hall. Strangers belonging to this order are cordially invited to attend. FRANK FELCH, C. T. F.VA COWEN, SECRETAKV. E. B. CRANE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Real Estate and Collection Agent. Taxes paid for non-residents. Oilice, second tioor of Dunkelmann's new block, Main street. YMAN D. BAIRD, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Keal Estate, Insurance and Collection Agen Office, front room, second floor, oyer. Fair banks Sc Leonard's store Austin, Minn. M. GREENMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Will practice in tbe courts of record and the United States courts. Office in Schleuder's Block, Main Street, Austin, Minn. J£INGSLEY & SHEPHERD, ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS Law, Land, Loan Office, Insurance, Collec tions, Taxes. AUSTIN, MINN. J)R, H. A. AYERY, DENTIST, A S I N I N N Office over Hall & West's. C, H. JOHNSON, M. D., C. M. Graduate of McGill College, Montreal, late Assistant Surgeon in Montreal General Hospital. Office in West & Litchfield's Block, opposite Opera House. Calls at tended day and night. D. B. JOHNSON, JB., County AttcSmey. S. D. CATHEBWOOD, JOHNSON & CATHEBWOOD, Attorneys and Counselors at Lav, INSURANCE AND COLI.F.OTTONS. Dunkelmann's Block, AUSTIN, MINN. Established 1866. LAFAYETTE FRENCH. A. W. WRIGHT. FRENCH 4-WRIGHT,** (Successors to Richardson, Day & Co., and Lafayette French.) General Law Business. A SPECIALTY. Also deal in Real Estate, Negotiate Loans and Carefully Attend to Collections. AUSTIN, MINNESOTA. Rates $2.00 per day. Free Bus to all trains STRICTLY FIRST CLASS.<p></p>BOBIISON, HOTEL AUSTIN, MINN. J. E. ROBINSON, Proprietor. Main Street, opposite corner from Postoffice. W. W. RANNEY, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Notary Public Particular attention given to Probate Law. Broker in Ileal Estate and Loans. Fire Insurance, rep resenting The German Insurance Company, of Fre?port, Illinois. The Milwaukee Mechanics, of Milwaukee. The Minneapolis Underwriters, of Minneapolis, And the State Investment & Insurance Com pany, of San Francisco, Cal. OFFICE WEST OF COURT HOUSE, IN THE G. SCHLEUDER BLOCK. Austin, MINN. A share of business respectfully solicited. 1690. The FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF AUSTIN, MINN. Paid in Capital, $50,000.00 Surplus & Undivided Profits, $50,000.00 OFFICERS O. W. SHAW. N. F. BANF1ELD. President. Cashier. Inierest bearing Certificates of Deposit issued. Deeds, Insurance Policies and other valuable papers cared for i: our safety Deposit Boxes without charge. General Banking Business in ail its branches trans acted CORRESPONDENTS- CHEMICAL NAT. BANK. JYeir York. CENTENNIAL NAT. BANK. Philadelphia. UNION NAT. BANK. Chicago. FIRST NAT. BANK, Minneapolis. FIRST NAT. BANK, Milwaukee iris. FIRST NAT. BANK, St. Paul, Minn. SECURITY BANK OF MINN. Mimuapolis. MERCHANTS NAT. BANK, St. Pmtl. r1 VOL XXIII.—No. 49 AUSTIN, MOWER COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18, i8gi, PROMINENT MEN AND WOMEN OF MOWER COUNTY. William H. Officer. We present to our readers this week an excellent likeness of Senator W. H.Officer, whose face was for years, so familiar to to the citizens of Mower county and also to many prominent politicians and busi ness men of the state at large. He was born near the village of Chandlersville, Ohio in the year 1822. He was the oldest of six children. His father was by trade a cabinet maker, manufacturing cabinet work of all kinds, also fanning mills and other wooden ware. He employed about a dozen hands in his manufactory. Will iam learned the cabinet trade in his fa ther's shop and had the ordinary advan tages of a common school. From his boyhood, he developed a taste for me chanics and also took a course in civil engineering while at school. He worked with his father until he was about twenty four years old when he was married to Miss Mary AnnjHannali, of Baltimore, Md., who had been on a visit to Ohio. He then removed to Seeleysburg, about sixteen miles southwest of Chandlers ville and established a cabinet business of his own. He employed a number of men and did a flourishing business. In June, 1856, he removed to Springville, in the town of Jefferson, Vernon county, Wisconsin. His knowledge of surveying brought him steady employment foi about two years in running out the old govern ment surveys, establishing corners, and fixing boundary lines. He then leased the flouring mill at Springville for several years and run a saw mill in connection with it. Here he became an intimate friend of Jerry Rusk, afterwards governor of Wis consin and now Secretary of Agriculture in President Harrison's cabinet. Rusk had been raised in Ohio, only a short dis tance from Mr. Officer's early home. Rusk lived at Yiroqua, the county seat, about three miles from Springville. For years, he drove stage between Yiroqua and La Crosse. No railroads had come so far west at that time. When Rusk ran for sheriff of Yernon county, Mr. Officer was one of his strongest supporters. Then the war times came. Rusk went to the war, and for two years Mr. Officer held the appointment 01 United Slates Marshal, devoting himself earnestly to the filliug of the Wisconsin quotas. In 1862 Mr. Officer opened a large fanning mill factorv at Springville, turning out several hundred iu a single season. He continued in the flouring and. sawmill business until he removed to Austin in 1S6S. Mr. Officer, during his residence in Wisconsin had always taken a prominent part in politics. He believed thoroughly in the Republican party and its princi ples. He accepted thoroughly the posi tion which his party took in putting down the rebellion and also in regard to the reconstruction of the south. He was rec ognized as influential in the councils of the party. In local politics hd was always an active worker, devoting himself with the most untiring energy to the aid of his political friends. Soon his friends presented his name for election to the legislature and for two terms, in the house of representatives during the sessions of 1864 and 1865 he was an active worker, serving on several leading committees and recognized as a power by all. In 1868, he came to Austin and in com pany with Gov, Rusk, he purchased the flour mill on the Cedar River, five miles south of Austin. Thep bought of Jona than Gregson. Th§y learned about the property through E. P. Allis, the mill machine man of Milwaukee. They re furnished the mill adding to it and open ed one of the^best mills in the county. Mr. Rusk remained a partner for about ten years. Mr. Officer soon became in terested in Republican affairs in this county. He was almost always a delegate to the countv conventions and was looked to for advice in all important matters. In the fall of 1878 he was nominated by the Republican convention for state sen ator and was elected. He served for four years in the state senate, being on the committees on railroads, public lands, normal schools aud other important com mittees. He was greatly interested in the pro gress of the Austin, Mankato & St. Cloud Railroad from St. Cloud to Austin and the state line. He felt so confident that it would be a success, and that it would be of incalculable benefit to Austin that he freely devoted time and money to the enterprise, never havering for years in his devotion to its interests. For years he was a director in this company, and it was one of the greatest disappoint ments of his life that he did not live to see the enterprise successfully completed. Mr. Officer had a wide acquaintance with public men outside of this county. His friendship with Gov. Rusk continued. He was a personal friend and an ardent supporter of Senator Windom, who re cently died. In our state conventions, and in otnpr ways, he was often called upon to assist in shaping the policy and plans of the republican party in the state. He took a great interest in our national politics and watched the development and growth of Republican ideas with intense delight. On Friday. Jan. 28, 1887, he was taken suddenly ill with acute jkins in the stom ach and bowels, and grew rapidlv worse until Sunday afternoon, the 30th, when he died. The announcement of his un expected death was a shock to tne whole community. He had a laree circle of friends who loved him because he w.as true and trustworthy as a friend. He was one of earth's noblemen. Mower county sustained a great loss in his death. He was twice married. His first wife died in Wisconsin, in 1866, By this mar riage lie had three children, who ^are still living: Timothy C. E. Officer and William W. Officer, who are still carrying on the milling business, and Mrs. Sarah J., wife of W. T. Spencer, of Minneapolis. He was married again in 1870 to Matilda Rnss, of Ohio, who is still living. His aged mother died a few days since at her home south of the Varco schoolhouse. The full account of her life was given in the last TRANSCRIPT. News From an Old Settler. Many of our readers well remember Augustus Rose, who lived southeast of this city in Austin township, and they will enjoy the following letter just re ceived from him: DIAL, Osborn County, Kan. Feb. 13, '91. As Minnesota friends might like to hear from us after twelve years absence I will say we are all fat and heartv. John Rochford is in the livery business in Os borne. The Vague boys are ten miles south of Osborne in the stock and farm business. John and Lee are married and happy, multiplying and replenishing the earth. Tom takes care of the mother and is single Kate is married and lives two miles east of the home nest. I think we are all satisfied with Kansas. I know that I am, but 1 am riot satisfied with Kansas politics, but now that the rebs are in power, or nearly so, I hope they will make laws to suit themselves, that will open the masses'eyes. Then goodbye to the southern alliance. The weather here has been the same as the TRANSCRIPT reports it up there,—no storms of any kind until the 8th of Janu ary. We then had about 8 inches of snow. It has been snowing and raining ever since,—the first wet January since 1878. A big crop followed that, and we are looking for another next summer. Wheat is in splendid condition now stock in good shape, but feed scarce for a very long siege. A. ROSE. P. S.— I think Deacon Marsh's picture a perfect copy as I remember- him. Echoes of the Carnival. Austin's ice carnival and winter festival is reported a bigr success by those present from Rochester.—Rochester Democrat. The recent cold wave in this section can be intelligently accounted for. The lively little city of Austin hnd an ice palace and winter carnival in progress, with Kiugr Boreas as master of ceremonies, and no other condition of temperature could be expected.—St. Paul News. The Austin ice carnival "closed in a blaze of glory" the papers say. Glad it closed In some shape. Altogether too cold up this way» caused by reflection from that ice palace. Just a bigr picture of it, on a big hand bill, sent up here by Gordon of the TRANSCRIPT, and hung in our officc, caused ice to form in tbe coal scuttle back of our large coal stove, Wednesday. And there was no relief till we pitched the blue thing out with a pair of tongs.—Waseca Radical. Tbe Austin carnival was a success, but the ice palace was unnecessary. The ski slide and "'bouncers" furnisned enough entertain ment for a common man. It was more, fun to see Dr. Allen of Austin come down tbe ski slide than it was to see Dr. Jolmson ascend skyward after striking the "bouncers." The latter bad hardly got off the train before tbe "bouncers" had him. J. D. Farmer no sooner saw Dr. Johnson in the hands of tbe "boun cers" before he became minus.—Spring Val ley Mercury. —Call at the Robinson hotel and con sult tbe great Magnetic Healer, the seyenth son of the seventh son, the man with the greatest unknown power of the age. The doctor agrees to locate all diseases without one question being asked, and if he fails to do this he charges you nothing. Don't beat your head against the rock and cry humbug, for it only hurts yourself. Tom Payne died in the greatest of as-ony because he was skeptical acd an unbeliever. Don't be like him. Go and investigate for yourself. Write to some of those that have been cured and who have given their testimonials and see wbat they have to say of the doctor. See the letter of W. H. Orr. of Osage, dealer in farm ma chinerj*. Call on the doctor, he has a list of about one hundred patients within forty miles of Austin, who have regained their health by treating with him—cases of all kinds. The Doctor has returned to Austin for the fifth time since last spring, which shows that he means business, and that he is all that he represents himself to be. Health is wealth, and without health there is no wealth. MOWER COUNTY TRANSCRIPT. IMPORTANT MEETING. A Flax Fibre Manufactory and a Racing' Circuit For Austin To Be Discuss 3d. Agricultural Society Meeting. A meeting of the Mower County Agri cultural Society is called at the court house in Austin Friday, Feb. 20, at 2 o'clock p. m. There will also be au even ing session and a meeting on Saturday. A full attendance of the officers and all members of the executive committee is desired, and the time has been arranged to accomodate members of the committee, and others who have farthest to come. The presence and help of the farmers and business men of the county is espec ially desired. While the main object of the meeting will be to consider and plan for the society's work for the year, to revise and arrange the premium list, and plan for a successful county fair, there will be presented a plan for holding ODe or more meetings during the spring and summer months, in the nature of a mar ket day and horse fair. An effort is also being made to arrange a trotting circuit, and hold a June meet ing in connection with La Crosse, Pres ton, Albert Lea, Mankato, Owatonna, and other points, and they will send rep sentatives to this meeting. The co-oper ation and help of Hon. J. C. Easton, La Crosse Hon. M. T. Grattan, Preston Col. Clark Chambers, Owatonna, and others is promised. The business will be taken up in the folowing order: Friday, 2 o'clock p. m.— Horses, cattle and other stock at the fair, with revision of premium list. Evening session, 7 o'clock, June meeting -and horse fair conference with delegates of other societies relative to arranging a trotting circuit. Saturday, 9 o'clock a. m.—Vegetables, grain, and dairy inter ests at the fair. 10 o'clock. Household manufactures, fine arts, pantry and kitchen, with report of committee of ladies on revision of premium list in above departments. 11 o'clock. School exhibits at the, fair, with report and sug gestions of the county superintendent. 1 o'clock p. m. Mass meeting of farm ers, business men and others in the court room for general consultation and dis cussion short talks, on farm topics: "Flax straw and fiber—how to get some tffpuey out of it?" Mr..Arthur Cole of V*e Kansas City Railway will present a paper on the above topic, to be followed by questions and discussion^ Mr. Cole has been in correspondence with parties relative to starting a mill here, to work up the flax straw, and is prepared to give us facts, to help us save what we now waste. Mr. John Mathieson of Lansing will .present the subject of "The Sugar Beet—can we grow them at a profit?" to be followed by other?. Everybody invited to the mass meeting. A. KIMBALL, Pres. Mower Co. Agricultural Society. R. E. SHEPHERD, Secretary. Washington Letter. (From our regular Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 13, 1891:— Speaker Reed and his able lieutenants are working like beavers to get the regu lar appropriation bills through the House and they expect to pass the last one this week, or at the outside by the first of next week. The first bill to be taken up after the disposal of the appropriation bills in the house will be the shipping bill, or as it is more popularly known the sub sidy bill. This is the bill proposing to en courage American shipping by the grant ing of subsidies based upon the tonnage of vessels. Representative Farquar, of New York, who is in charge ol the bill, tells me that he is confident of its being passed by a decisive majority, but the opponents of/the bill appear to be equally confident that it will be defeated. The House coinage committee has informally 'decided to report the free coinage bill to the House next week. It is expected that the majority of the com mittee will recommend against any further silver legislation instead of pre senting a substitute for the free coinage bill, as it was supposed would be done. This change of programme was probably made for two reasons: First, the Presi dent has given several prominent repub lican senators to understand that he would refuse io sign any silver bill, no matter what its character might be, at the present session, because he thinks the present silver law has not been in opera tion long enough to demonstrate the necessity for further silver legislation. Second, this method will prevent the bill going on the House calendar, and will make it impossible, without the adoption of a special rule, to call up tbe bill unless a majority of the coinage committee give their consent. The free coinage men who hooted at the very idea of any modification of the bill a few days ago are now trying to make a combination in support of an amendment limiting free coinage to silver of American production. Ten days ago they might have succeeded, but now it is almost impossible. It is about as certain as anything in the future can be that there, will be no silver legislation at this session. Secretary Blaine has concluded another reciprocity treaty, which will open the markets of Venezuela to our products and manufactures, and there are several other treaties well advanced which will probably be sent to the senate before the end of the session. Mr. Blaine denies most emphatically that he has written any letter to any person in Canada or elsewhere on the subject of Canadian reciprocity, except his note to Representative Baker, of New ^ork, stating that this government would not consider any limited proposi tion from the Canadian authorities. This is in answer to statements that have ap peared in Canadian papers. Representative Dmgley, who is chair man of the committee engaged in inves tigating the alleged silver pool, says that the statements made by Owenbv in a Chicago interview to the effect that he was hampered by the committee and prevented from telling what he knew when he w.as here last week are absolutely false and without the slightest founda tion. Representative Dorsey stated under oath before the committee that if he was the Nebraska Congressman who Owenby staled in the same interview had offered him $2,500 to forget what he knew when he went on the witness stand that Owenby was an infamous liar in all that the term implied. The Sioux Indian delegation has had its last interview with the officials of the interior department. Yesterday they were received by the President, and today they left for Philadelphia, where they will attend a public meeting. From there they will go to visit the Indian school at Carlisle, and thence home. The Indians don ^want to. be transferred to the war department, but in the eyes of a great many that is just why they ought to be. The international copyright Jbill is regarded as dead. Cause, t.w much amendment. Its friends are working over the corpse in the hope! l^,dl006l«3J0iejH3l«ig ting its ditto, ditto eight hour bill. Watterson's letter to Governor Hill advising him to get out of the way of the Cleveland locomotive has been the sub ject of numerons jokes at the capitol this week. I haven't seen a single man. Democrat or Republican, who believed it had any effect upon Hill, or that it v-as the cause of his taking the senatorship. It is generally regarded as a bit of the grossest impertinence on the part of Watterson. Both House and senate have given nearly the whole of this week to the appropriation bills, and great progress has been made. The night sessions of the senate have not proved a brilliant success, owning to the seemingly impos sibility of getting a quorum of members to attend them. The first practical results ol Mr. Blain'es labors for reciprocity were seen last week when the proclamation of the President announced a reciprocal treaty between this country and the United States of Brazil. Nor is Brazil the only conntiy with which Mr. Blaine has been in diplo matic conference. The treaty of today will be followed within a short time by agreements with Mexico, and it is ex pected further arrangements ior partial reciprocity between Cuba and the United States will be made. Before Congress adjourns Mr. Blaine hopes to have so far progressed in his work with the other South American republics that by March 4, treaties for reciprocity will be signed with all the South American republics, save Chili and Peru. The Brazilian treaty will deserve careful study, as being in the general scope an indication of what the treaties with the remaining|republics will include. Coffee, tea, sugar, molasses and hides remain on the free list. It is expected that under tbe stimulating influence of free imports, Brazil will send this year at least 200,000 tons and next year 500,000 tons of sugar, and within five years Brazil will send the greater part of the sugar consumed in the United States. The result ought to be a reduction of the price of sugar to every consumer. There is already a fine trade between our country and Brazil in flour, but under this treaty, if followed up by proper business enterprises and energy. this ought easily to be increased many fold, After these treaties have been satisfac torily disposed of Mr. Blaine, it is said will endeavor to unite all the American republics, iuto an alliance, offensive and defensive, against European nations. A monetary conference of the American republics is how in session in this city looking to international bi-metalism and the adoption of a standard coin for trade which shall be acceptable from Califor nia to Patagonia. —Mr. O. Norton. 1355 Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111., in writing to Dr. T. W. Wood, of McGregor, Iowa, says the bottle of his Worm Destroyer given to his child has done it a wonderful good. He wishes to know where he can get a new supply in Chicago. The Fuller & Fuller Co, and all the wholesale druggists of Chicago will supply all retail druggists. I HISTORiCAt SOS5STY. TERMS Si.^o Per Annum, in Advance Is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes—5 the air passages leading into the lungs.* Few other complaints are so prevalent, or' call for more prompt and energetic action. As neglect or delay may result seriously, effective remedies should always be at hand. Apply at once a mustard poultice to the upper part of the chest, and, for internal treatment, take frequent doses of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral C. O. Lepper, Druggist, Fort Wayne. Ind., writes: My little sister, four years of age, was so ill from bronchitis that we had almost given up hope of her recovery. Our family physician, a skilful man and of large experi ence, pronounced it useless to give her any more medicine, saying he had done ail it was possible to do, and we must prepare for the worst. As a last resort, we determined to try Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, and I can trulj say, with most happy results. After taking a few doses she seemed to breathe easier* and, within a week, was out of danger. We. continued giving the Pectoral until satisfied she was entirely well. This indisputable evidence of the great merit of Ayer's Cherrjr Pectoral has given me unbounded confi dence in the preparation, and I recommend It to my customers, knowing it cannot disap point them." "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral cured me of a bad cough and my partner of bronchitis. I know of numerous cases in which this preparation has proved very beneficial in families of Young Children, so that the medicine is known among them as 'the consoler of the afflicted.' "—Jaime Rufus Vidal, San Cristobel, San Domingo. "A short time ago, I was taken with a severe attack of bronchitis. The remedies ordinal ily used in such- cases failed to give me relief. Almost in despair of ever finding anything to cure me, I bought a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, and was helped from the first dose. I had not finished one bottle before the disease left me, and my throat and lungs were as sound as ever."— Geo. B. Hunter, Altoona, Pa. 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