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Bntered .ilMcool-dauBitterat the post ofle*it Austin,Minnesota. •nSTIN. WEDNESDAY, MAY 6. 1891. LA Name. Mias Ebner of Blooming Prairie liu been visiting here. Mr». J. 6. Vaugban baa been very sick. Bey. W. J. Sanborn preached Sunday In the M. B. church. Tbe ice cream festival passed off very pleas antly. Tbe receipts for tbe evening were fifteen dollars. Miss Kimball lectures Wednesday in tbe M. E. cburcb. Sbe comes highly recommended by tbe W.C.T.U. F. W. Wblte Sundayed at Mr. Vaugban's. He will teacb in joint district No. 72 tbis summer. Two bridges are to be built in tbe near future over tbe creek tbat flows tbrougb town. WALTHAMI- We are in need of rain and a little warm weather. Mrs. J. F. Main of St. Paul is visiting here. Farmers in tbis vicinity are nearly tbrougb with spring work, except flax, corn, etc. A. Rockwell and eon Arcbie of Bed Rock were visiting in town Sunday. Z. W. Chapman and wife of Lake Mills, Iowa, arrived here last Wednesday to take charge of tbe new grocery and notion store being put in here. Mr. Chapman has a good team of six year old horses to sell cheap. J. B. Gilmore, Brownsdale's enterprising butcher, gave Waltham a call Friday. We hope to see him every week. Z. W. Chapman and wife went to Austin Monday. Miss M. Maxwell of Austin visited in town last week. 6. W. Hunt basa couple of pretty nice lookiDg road carts for sale cbeap. Have you seen George Zeimer's new line of furniture? It will pay you too look it over, ELKTON. G. H. Allen or Grand Meadow was up last week and surveyed some land for G. W, Eastman. «Tbe railroad carpenters were along tbe otber day and built a new platform for tbe Sutton depot, Jobn Watson and Q. W. Eastman Sundayed in Rose Creek, J, W. Rising was in Dexter last Sunday to look after bis interests there. Miss Katie Hart je is very low witb typboid fever, We hope to see tter back to ber old post soon. 0. J. Culiain wiii ship seven cats of stock from tbis place tbe sixtb. Ole Johnson moved into bis new bome south Of town last Monday. "Anderson & Tiegan have about 90 acres broke on tbe balf section east of 8. M. Gloyd. They will put tbe same to flax. Fred Ex died Sunday, the 26th, of typhoid fever. He was buried in the German Lutheran cemetery,Rev. Lundgrab officiat ing. He was 26 years old. His relatives all live in Washington. Kind friends did all that could be done, but deatb claimed bim. A. F. Farley, of Taopl is at work on tbe sec tion bere. He will move into tbe house lately occupied by Ole Johnson until be can build. Jobn Jecb expects friends from Germany soon. Tbey left Hamburg tbe 16tb ult. LYLE TOWN. Miss Jennie Wynn spent Sunday with ber parents. Ed Watkins is very sick witb inflammatory rheumatism. Tbere are some doubts as to bis recovery. Miss Rose Marsh began ber summer term of school in District 28, Cedar City, on tbe 4tb Inst. Tbe O. B. L. S. met on Friday evening last. Twelve members were present, the largest attendance for nearly tbree montbs. The W.C. T. U. will bold a gospel meeting at tbe Goslee school bouse May 10. Everybody is invited. N. Corning of Lyons, Iowa, is visiting friends and looking up bis farm interests in and around this vicinity. All tbe farmers have finished seeding witb the exception of flax. Some of the fields look quite green and flowers are springing up all over tbe meadows. Found-—Tied to one of tbe neighbors hitch* ing posts, a horse with a pair ot overalls tied around its neck. Owner please call, prove property, pay charges and take tbe same away. C. B. L. A L. CORNERS' Our groves and fields are clothed in a beau titul green once more. Farmers bave finished up seeding barley and oats and are preparing land for flax and corn. Miss Annie Thompson is on the sick list. R. Brownlow's folks bave relatives from Decorab, lo-, visiting tbem tbis week. Chinch bugs are flying around quite plenty, which makeB our chances for a wheat crop a little dubious. Milo Dodge, of Clayton, sold his farm of 160 acres to Mike Caleen for $2,500, and then pur chased Mrs. Mclntyre's 240 acre farm, located in the southeast part of Clayton, for f2,800. The LeRoy creamery began to use the test system the first of May. By the old way of measuring the cream in the cans it is said tbat some resorted to unfair means in order to make their cream measure well, thereby making the honest maa pay for the shortage oecasioned by their dishonesty. Work has been resumed on the W. & S. W. Ry. LeRoy and Spring Valley will soon be connected by bands of steel forming indistruct ible ties of triendsnip between the people of those two enterprising towns. RACINE. The weather is dry and fine for seeding. Tbe farmers are improving tbe time and rushing in the grain as fast as they can. Racine bas a post office. Hark! can you hear the wedding bells ring ing up so sweetly? Dame rumor saya tbere will be two weddings tbis week. Miss Ferch has returned »to her home in Big Stone county. What makes Levi look so lonesome now days? Ask him and see. Herman Eastman has gone to Montazoma, Iowa. "A JJ- ,/ ft ta, immmm House cleaning la tbe order of tbe day. Mrs. T. Skabanls improving. Lucy Banker Sundayed at borne. Services were held in tbe Catholic cburcb Sunday. The W. C. T. U- met witb Mrs. Williams Sat urday. J. Watson, of Elkton, was seen on our streets Snnday. Mary O'Malley is teaching tbe McBrlde school. Geo. Eastman, who is baying cattle for a company In Missouri, gave us a call tbe first of tbe week. He is shipping tbe cattle to St. Joseph, Mo. A number of our citizens went over to Lyle Sunday, which place was Tinted by a large conflagration Saturday. W. Willis and family are home from Michi gan where tbey bave been visiting Mr. Willis' relatives. Miss Willis accompanied them. Sbe will spend tbe summer bere witb ber brother. May baskets were tbe order of tbe day or rather tbe evening. May 1st. Some of the boys found a luncb in tbem. T. Bolson is building a large barn on bis farm northwest of town, Mrs. Jno. Recnentbaler will visit ber old bome in Nebraska soon. Now Try Tbis. It will cost you notbing and will surely do you good, if you bave a cough, cold, or any trouble with, tbroat, chest or lungs. Dr. King's new discovery for consumption, cough and colds is guaranteed to give relief, or money will be paid back. Sufferers from La Grippe found it just the thing and under its use bad a speedy and perfect recovery. Try a sample bottle at our expense and learn for yourself just how good a thing it is. Trial bottle free at Door & Wold's drug store. Large size 30 cents and $1. Clippings. Miss Minnie Crawford, of Austin, is visiting at tbis place.—Wells Advocate. Senator Oscar Ayers, tbe silent man from Mower county, was in tbe cities on business of a private nature yesterday.—Minneapolis Tri bune. Tbe Owatonna Mfg. Co. bave received or ders for castings from the Austin Wind Mill Co., and Johnson ft Smith, tbe plow manufac turers of Austin.—Owatonna Journal. Stewartville is to bave a newspaper. If tbe name counts for anything it will be quite a bit. We understand It is to be "Tbe Stewart* ville Stunner."—Rochester Democrat. We learn tbat tbe Kansas City road will soon issue anew time card, but whether the com' pany will make connections witb tbe Illinois Central at fcyle or not, is not yet known.— St. Apsgar Enterprise. Mr. Grant Mott, of Austin, general agent of tbe Alliance Hail and Cyclone Company of Minnesota, was in tbe city yesterday. He will make this place bis headquarters for some weeks to come.—Rochester Post. Tbe Austin TRANSCRIPT comes out for Jobu Day Smith for the next governor of Minneso ta. Mr, Smith has been the leader of the Re publican party in the senate tbis spring and has ably filled tbat position.—Dodge County Star. Dr. H. L. Knight, of LeRoy, Minn., was in the city visiting friends a few days the past week and made tbis office a pleasant call. He is a son of Ralph Knlgbt, and an old Clayton county boy. We are pleased to know be Is prospering, which he richly deserves.—Mc Gregor Times. Hon. H. S. Griswold brought bome witb bim, from the Cincinnati convention, a specimen of American tin plate, manufactured wholly In tbis country of American material. It Is a bright card of Rerublican victory, too dazzling to be endured by tbe weak eyeB of Democrats. —Cbatfleld Democrat. Mr. D. Rowley, of Dexter, Mewer county was in the city last Saturday and ordered tbe Post sent to him the coming year. Mr. Row ley reports tbat tbe farmers in bis section will go into flax culture quite extensively, aad be will put in one hundred and twenty-five acres to flax.—Rochester Post. Company G, Austin, inspected on tbe 21st, sbowed forty-eigbt men in line. While the inspector cannot, as a matter of course, antic ipate bis report to tbe adjutant general, he is willing to say tbat tbe inspections, so far. bave been, in a general way, quite as good as last year—St. Paul Dispatch. Will be Given Away. Our enterprising druggists Geo. Mull & Co. who carry the finest stock of drugs, perfumeries, toilet articles, brushes, sponges, etc., are giving away a large number of trial bottles of Dr. Miles celebrated Restorative Nervine. They guarantee it to cure headache, dizziness, nervous prostration, sleeplessness, the ill effects ot spirits, tobacco, coffee, etc. Druggists say it is the greatest seller they ever knew, and is universally satisfactory. They also guarantee Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure in all cases of nervous or organic heart disease, palpitation, pain in side, smothering, etc. Fine book on Ner vous and Heart Diseases" free. 4 For Sale. A good 6 room house recently built, 2 lots, a good barn and well, nicely located in Lake Park Addition. A good house in Yates & Lewis' addition, 2 lots and barn. Either of theiabove places we will sell on monthly payments. This is an easy way to get a home. KINGSLEY & SHEPHERD, Law, land, loan and insurance office. Police Giants. It is not a matter of general informa tion, but it is a fact that the police force of Cincinnati contains more big men than even the famous "Broadway squad1 of the New York police department. There are today in this city just 100 po lice officers each of whom is six feet and taller. An application for a place on the force was made recently by a inan -who is 6 feet inches in height and superbly formed. His forearm measured 14$ inches, and despite his great height he was all muscle and brawn, weighing but 220 pounds. He will no donbt receive an appointment.—Cincinnati Commercial Deluged by Sand. The sand laden winds from the Lake iTiftWgnri shore have wiped out the town of Singapore, near Saugatuck, Every house except one has been completely covered up, and the family in lone house has now been com pelled to move into the second floor, the sand having filled the first. The same cause will eventually drive the people to the roof, as these sand dunes respect neither n"T| nor his abode, and this lit tle old town will become as thoroughly I lraried as Pomjwii.—Exchange. LYLE DESTROYED BY FIRE! FLAMES ALMOST WIPE OUT THE BUSINESS PART OF. THE VILLAGE. The Total Lo—OB Beach Over tllO.OOO. Austin to the Rescue. About half past ten o'clock Saturday morning telegrams were received from the village of Lyle asking aid, as the town was burning up. Both hose companies loaded their hook and ladder truck on a flat car and started for Lyle, accompanied by a large number of our citizens. As the village was reached it was seen that the worst reports were indeed true. The fire had started on the east side of Main street at the north end and was then rushing sputh witb resistless fury. Half of the stores on Main street were already burned when our boys arrived. They set to work with alacrity and lent most efficient aid. The wind blew fiercely from the northeast and in spite of the most heroic efforts the flames continued. It was thought for a while that they could be stayed at the block in which Stanley's drug store was situated but the boys finally had to give this buildin? up. Next to this was Mrs. Olson's dwelling. Tbis was partially torn down and the fire on the east side of Main street stopped there. Not so on the west side. The fire at the north end had leaped across the street and after burning Sherman's lower lumoer sheds and office had attacked Hunting & Co.'s elevator and warehouse. From this it caught the Milwaukee depot, from which only the ticket case was saved. The express matter and freight in it was entirely consumed. It did not stop here. Again crossing the street below Peterson's saloon it caught and consumed Hunting & Co.'s lower elevator and then attacked tbe Kansas City depot and hotel, which Were entirely consumed. It also burned two small residences below this depot and found nothing further in that direc tion which would burn. The village had no fire protection and hence was at the mercy of the flames. All that could be done was to organize bucket brigades. Our hook and ladder apparatus were of great service here. Tbe fire is supposed to have originated in Fred Hambright's store building, occupied by J. E. Flood as a residence. The family were away and it is not known how the fire started. This is at tbe north end of the street and the whole row of stores on Main street was exposed on account of the wind blowing south. The fire swept across block after block in spite of the most determined efforts. It took in its sweep M. O. Wilson's store and large general stock, John Myhre's fine brick store and large stock of dry goods and groceries, the post office and Myhre & Frazer's drug store, E. L. Stanley & Son's large drug .store and Evanson. Anderson & Co.'s heavy stock of hardware and farming implements. The residence portion of the village was not harmed, but three or four stores on a single street are about all that is left in a business line. Mrs. Wheeler's hotel and Mrs. Bowman's hotel at the south end are left. The mails in the post office were all saved. Most of the stocks in the stores were lost. They were not moved until in imminent danger and then could not be saved before the fire overtook them. What was rescued is in bad condition. Most of the household goods were saved from the dwellings burned. The lanes and lawns were filled with a most promiscuous collection of articles which each one dumped in the most convenient place. Everybody lent a willing hand and did as well as was possible under the circumstances. One of the Austin firemen wished for a hose on one of the Austin hydrants for just five minutes. What has been lost in this single fire would have put in a half dozen complete systems of water works. The insurance rates in Lyle have been high and hence as will be seen in the list given below many who suffered were entirely without insurance. This will come very hard upon many of them as they hardly know whether they will rebuild. We are sincerely sorry for our neighbors. The injury of any of our enterprising villages means injury to us all. There were over thirty buildings burned, with a loss of about $112,000 and an insurance of about $35,000. The losses are as follows: Mrs. Ann R. Nye.dwelling $ Jeff Conner, household goods. E. H. Abrens, dwelling, furni ture Fred Hambrigbt, dwelling,— JobnE. Flood, furniture M. O. Wilson, store and stock. Nisson estate, building A. H. Anderson, building Evanson & Anderson, hard ware stock Louie Olson, meat market and West & Abrens meat market Milwaul Branson, Anderson Jk Co., bulld!n*,hardware and agri cultural stock Hnnting ft Co.. elevator. P. K. Everaon.t wo buildings.. J. K. Clark, coal abed, resi dence and furniture Kansas City depot and hotel.. Nn.1. M.Wtlliams,furnltare Interstate Grain Co., ware house, grain In stock. Two small residences Loss. In'ce. 1,500 ..... 400 1.200 8(10$ 200 7.500 1,500 500 1,500 1.700 500 5,000 1,000 600 800 P. Hildebrand, building Gunder Halverson, store Frazer & Mybre. drug store- John Myhre, building Hart & Connor, stock Jobn Mybre, store building... Jobn Mybre, general stock. A. H. Street, building. Lund & Lindelin, dry goods and grocery stock Louisa Hildebrand, hotel... Johnson estate, building Masonic Syndicate E- L. Stanley & Son, drug store Henry Peterson & Co.. build ing and stock Mrs. L. L. Olson, dwelling, saloon stock... L. W. Sherman, lumber yard and office Hunting & Co., elevator,ware bouse and grain J. K. Clark, offise and coal sheds. N. P. RusseU, building and 1.000 1,200 700 1,000 3,500 JfrlllS IlllliJl 500 i'.m 500 15,000 1,500 2,000 6.000 800 6,000 8,000 1,500 3,000 4,000 3,000 2,100 1.000 2.000 3,500 2,000 4,009 2,000 5,500 500 4.000 WOO 1400 a,ooo 3.000 M00 &000 IfiOO 300 5.000 1,000 3,400 500 .Total ft 111,900 $ 34,800 rannoiimviBi. Bottled beer flowed freely. Some ot the boys got a free ride home. Coroner Allen captured a penny rule from tbe fire as a telle. Dr. Johnson says he has not worked so bard In Ave years as he did at tbe Are. F, Crane was In the erowd. He claims to have carried a little water to help put the fire out. L. Dettlebach worked so hard that we saw bim witb a pair of crutohes on the train com ing bome. Forty-five minutes after tbe Austin boys got tbe message for belp tbey were at work on tbe fire. Quick work. Tbe Lyle merchants wish to express their most profound gratitude to the Austin fire men for tbeir assistance at the fire. About fifty of tbe Austin lads walked down twelve miles to see tbe fire, including Eddie Huser.aged seven and Max Pooler,aged eight. Tbey wanted to see tbe fire. —"It is all over town!" "What?" "The cold wind, this morning." "So it is, but Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is all over town too, you can buy it everywhere for 25 cents a bottle The careful mother always keeps Salvation Oil handy. Twenty five cents a bottle. Jason Brown, the second son of the only John Brown, resides in California, but is on a pleasure trip to Kansas. He is patriarchal in manner, gray haired and gray bearded, closely resembles his father, and declares that he does not harbor one thought of ill will toward the people of the south. There is talk in France of utilizing water courses as a railway motive power. It is proposed that the track shall be laid on an embankment in the middle of tHe current, and that the locomotive shall have two paddle wheels dipping into the water and revolved by it. The residence of William Moyle, in Beaver Brook, near Danbury, Conn., was infested by a ghost, until a thor ough search revealed in the cellar a monster bat, since which time there have been no unearthly manifestations. MABRIISD. BURKHARDT—KIBHLB.—On Tuesday, Apr. 28. Mr. Cbarles Burkbardt, of Racine, and Miss Lizzie Kieble, of Stewartville. WINSHIP—LOOMIS.—In Owatonna, Thurs day afternoon, April 30, by Rev. W. S. Pe cbia, Ernest T. Winship, of Chicago, and Le lah M. Loomis, of Owatonna. The residence of Otis Lord, the bome of tbe bride, was beautifully decorated with flowers for tbe occasion. John Alexander, of War saw, Wis., was groomsman, and Ada Loomis, sister of tbe bride, was bridesmaid. Mr. and Mrs. Wmsbip took the evening train for Chi cago, tbeir future bome. Friends will find tbem at 95 43d street. Tbe friends of tbe bride in tbis city join in tbe congratulations which they are receiving. BIRTHS. McGOVERN.—To Mr. and Mrs. E. J. McGov ern, Saturday, May 2. a la-lb boy. Put him to work on the streets, Ed, and make bim earn his board. DIED. HOTSTON—In Rochester, Minn., May 2.1891, Mrs. John Houston, asred 84 years. She was the grandmother of C. M. Allen, of this city. She bad been sick seven weeks witb pneumonia. HINMAN.—In Mount Morris, N. Y., Sunday, April 26, Walker M. Hinman, aged 95 years. Mr. Hinman was tbe father of Charles H. Hinman, a son-in-law of Col. J, H. Mansfield, of this city. He was born in Wysox, Penn.. in 1796. He was a devoted member of the Protes tant Episcopal church and for many years has been a prominent officer in tbat cburcb. At the time of his death, ho was tbe second oldest Mason in the United States, having been made a Mason in 1819. He was colonel in tbe old N. Y. state militia. He lived in the same bouse for 61 years. He was a man of vigorous intellect, honorable and upright in his deal ings and courteous and kind in bis social re lations. IN SIBMORIAM. Whereas, It has pleased tbe Great Com mander to detail our comrade. Marcus Beck er, to tbat great camp in beaven Resolved. Tbat tbis Post bow in bumble submission to Him whose right it is to reign and rule. Resolved, Tbat Mclntyre Post extend to comrade Becker's family our heartfelt sym pathy in tbis tbeir hour of sad bereavement. Comrade Becker served in Co. D, 22d Wis Vols., for three years, and was a member of Mclntyre Post. No. 66, Minn. G. A. R. JOHN FAIRBANKS, W. W. RANNET, G. W. MERBICK. Committee BaKing A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. Superior to every other known. Used in Millions of Homes— 40 Years the Standard. Delicious Cake and Pastry, Light Flaky Biscuit, Griddle Cakes, PalatabU and Wholesome. JJo other baking powder does such woik. pt If 4^ CASTOR IA for Infants "Om«tlais so weB adapted to ehfldrep that 1 WWUMml It—iipwriwtomiy jrm known tome." H. A. Aanra, M. D„ 111 S% Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. Y. "The use of 'Castoria'is so universal and Its merits so well known that it aeemaa work of supererogation to endorse it. Fewarethe intelligent families who do not keep Castoria within easy reach.w and CiiM KuRftD.D., New York daty. Late Pastor BtoomingdaleBaConned Church. Children* Sw^mach, Wan&oSClSSSSSom, KOa Worms, gives sleep, aad promotes dt For several years I have reoommended your'Oastoria.1 and shall always coatinoe to do so as it has invariably produced beneficial •—llto IS BETTER THAN EVER Prepared to meet the wants of all at Rock Bot tom Prices in the following goods, all of which are as good as the market affords and fully warranted. The Racine Buggies, Phaetons and Spring Wagons. The Moline Buggies, Phaetons and Spring Wagons. The Northwestern Manufacturing Co.'s full line of buggies. The Northwestern wagons, conceded to be the best made. The Deere Disc Harrow, the best of its class. The Superior seeders and drills. The Buckeye seeders and drills. The Deere full line of walking and riding plows. he Lever harrows, cultivators and planters. The Weir plows, cultivators and steel lever harrows. The Clark cutaway disc harrow. The Celebrated Standard Cultivators and planters. The Deere hay rake and loader, the best in the world. The Halliday wind mill, undoubtedly the best ever made. The Eclipse wind mill. The Aermetor wind mill and cheaper mills. Also a power converter to do all kinds of farm work with a ten foot mill—churn, grind feed, saw wood, turn grind stone, shell corn, cut feed,etc. Also the most extensive and complete stock of Iron, Wood and Chain Pumps in the state outside of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Standard and Osborn Mowers. The Celebrated Osborn Harvester and Binder. The Piano Harvester and Binder. The most full and complete line of repairs in the country for the machines I handle and many others. The Hapgood Sulky and Walking plows cheap. The Hay worth Check Rower, fitted for all plantei s. The Birdsell Clover Huller has no equal on earth. A large stock of the best brands of twine, oil, leather, rubber belting, hose. Hay Forks, Carriers and Ropes, Corn Shelters and Scales. First-class men always on hand to put up wind mills or anything else in our line. There is no wind about this. Everything advertised and many others can be seen at my office and sales room, No. 418 and 420 Main street, day or night, as we have electric lights to show goods at night. PRESERVE THIS FOR REFERENCE JAMES KEENAN 6. M. RICE & CO. —Want all the— Potatoes, Butter, and Eggs, In exchange for Dry Goods, Groceries, No tions, etc., etc., etc. One door south of the Post-Office. Or. LeDoe'* periodical Fills. This great French remedy acts directly upon the generative organs and positively cures suppression of tbe menses from what ever cause and periodical trouble peculiar to women. A safe, reliable remedy, warranted to ezdte menstruation. Should not be used during pregnancy. Full directions accom panying each box by mail. S2 a box or three for 95L The genuine article supplied by Geo. MuliftCo., wholesale andretail agents. Austin, Minn. 39-ly Envoi F. Passu, **Tbe Winthrop," 120th Street and 7th Am, New York City. Tea CBHTADB COMPACT, W MURRAY STKKKT, New Yoas. JAS. KEENAN I OoUe. OoosUnathm. MARINE GIFT. PEDIGREE Sired by Fairy Gift, (1145.) Trial 2:29. Sire Record 3 KENWOOD, 2:19^. PILOT GIFT, 2:19^, 2:3o. and four more in Four newcomers in 1890. MARINE OAK. PEDTGREE Sired by Black Oak, (3260). :oo at /. 3 years. Trial 2138 at 4 years. SERVICE FEEV $25.00. For extended Pedigree ad dress W. C. Horrobin, Austin. THC BOT CUTTERS IN THE WOULD Sold and warranted by O.A.POOLEE (Hull Uas.