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—Legal blanks of all kinds at this
to loan on real estate. F.
A, Ticknor.
—Attend the Queen City College of
Commerce, Austin, Minn.
—An elegant line of wedding
stationery on sale at this office.
—The cooking mats sold by Joseph
Blakeney are splendid. Try one.
—Oak fence posts for sale near
Brownsdale by F. A. Ticknor, Austin
—Money to loan on chattel mort
gage. Inquire of D. II. Stimson.
—Frank Goddard, of Mitchell, Ioa.,
made this office a very pleasant call
—Land contracts, farm leases, war
ranty deeds and other legal blanks on
sale at this office.
—The Columbian school commenced
Monday with Laura B. Watkins of
Cedar City, teacher.
—Notice prices paid in Austin for
Butter and Eggs.
McBride, The Grocer.
—Mrs. Sims, who keeps the Sims
Hotel at Brownsdale, is doing a good
business and solicits the patronage of
the public.
—(iood smooth seed potatoes for
sale cheap. Call at this office or at
the residence of N. S. Gordon, Lans
ing avenue.
—The directors of the Austin Coop
erative creamery association will hold
a meeting next Saturday afternoon at
two o'clock.
—Lost, in this city last Sunday
morning, a broadcloth lady's cape.
Finder will please leave at TRAN
—Will Kelly, who has been with
James Cronan for several years, is now
on the U.S. Express force in place of
Luther Dinsmoor.
—Editor Elmer F. Wilson and wife,
of the Lyle Tribune, visited with us
Thursday last. They attended Pina
fore in the evening.
—The Y. P. C. U. of the Universal
ist church will give a maple sugar sup
per Saturday afternoon and evening,
April 14, at G. A. R. Hall.
—Parker W. Kimball attended the
meeting of the Minnesota as
sociation of poultry raisers at Minne
apolis last Wednesday evening.
—There will be a temperance rally
at the opera house next Sunday even
ing with addresses by Father Brady,
the great temperance leader of Beloit,
Wis., and by Bishop Cotter, of Winona.
—Nettie Jerome, who has been
stopping with George Adams for some
time, died this morning of consump
tion. She has been sick since last
—Will Johnson of New Sharon,
Iowa, has been visiting for several
weeks with his brother I. L. Johnson,
who is mail agent between Austin
and Ottumwa.
—Three Austin hunters were es
corted to Albert Lea yesterday after
noon by the sheriff of Freeborn coun
ty on the charge of trespass on the
big farm at Rice Lake.
—Next Sunday morning, several of
the pastors will discuss.the same sub
ject, that of Amusements, by agree
ment. Onr young people should all
be on hand to hear these sermons.
—W. G. Weisbeck, of Edgerton,
Pipestone county, Minn., accompa
nied by his wife, will make his fu
ture home at Brownsdale. He takes
charge of C. L. Coleman's lumber
yard at that place.
—Thomas R. Morgan, of Moscow,
well known to many of our citizens,
will give an address in the Austin
court room Friday evening, April 20.
Subject, "The necessity for organiz
ing anew political party."
—Miss Tressie Furlong has opened
dress-making parlors in the rear of the
Misses Rushton's millinery depart
ment—the store on Main street for
merly occupied by F. C. Jacobs. All
ladies wishing fashionable dress-mak
ing done are invited to call. Perfect
fit guaranteed. 4-5
—Those interested in raising fine
dairy stock will be highly entertained
in studying the pedigree of the young
Jersey animal bred in F. A. Ticknor's
Oak Glen Herd, and which appears in
extended form on another page of
the paper. Surely Mower county is
to have one of the choicest herds of
this breed.
—Mr. J. J. Walker, of East Nich
ols, N. Y., was shown about the city
Friday by our mayor. Mr. W. is look
ing over the west for the first time
and in search of investment in good
securities and liked Austin better
than anyplace west of Illinois and
especially better than Kansas. Come
again, Mr. Walker.
—Alfred Molander returned last
week from his visit to Stillwater. He
had the honor while there of working
the grand Pythagoras act before the
grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias,
much to their delight. Molander
thinks that the work of the Austin
lodge is ynusually good.
—List of letters remaining uncalled
for in the Austin post-office for the
week ending April 7,1894:
Rev. W. T. Belfry, Miss Nellie Cal
lehan, Miss Nora Collins, W. A. Fitz
gerald. Dr. Flowers, Mrs. May Harri
man, tPeter McKenzie, Mrs. Mary
KJi' vZ&>r
—There was a large number of visi
tors last Wednesday evening to wit
ness the work of the third degree in
Fidelity lodge of Masons. Delegations
from Wells, Brownsdale, Lansing and
other towns made a company of over
125 to witness the interesting work.
The lectures were illustrated with a
stereopticon. Supper was afterwards
served at Zender's.
—Mrs. Fontaine, the clairvoyant
and "magnetic healer," who has been
in this city for sevieral weeks, advertis
ing for suckers and preying on a
credulous public, was arrested Mon
day, after a search warrant had dis
closed in her possession certain table
ware and other property belonging
to the Fleck Hotel. She was brought
before Judge Ranney, but no one press
ing a prosecution, she was plainly ad
monished of the error of her ways and
ordered out of the city.
—Blank notes in tablets for .sale at
this office.
—Pasturing for horses and cattle in
town of Red Rock. F. A. Ticknor.
—Mrs. J. F. Cook and daughter
Addie have returned from their South
ern trip.
—A new stock of typewriter ribbons
and paper just received. Marginal
ruled paper.
-^-A team is in readiness for work
in the Royal Arch degree of the chap
ter next Friday night.
—L. French and N. Kingsley started
for Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Thurs
day for a rest of a few weeks.
—Come one come all, come every
body to the Book Charade sociable at
Joseph Keenan's Thursday evening.
—Editor Zwickey, of the Adams
Journal, was a visitor at Austin Sat
urday afternoon. This was his first
visit to the Queen City.
—We are now prepared to do first
class dress-making. Apprentice girls
wanted. Mrs. Watt and Miss Perkins.
Shop over E. A. Dalager's. 4-7
—Our readers will find in another
column a communication from Mayor
Baird upon the pension business
which is interesting reading.
—Charles Cannon left Adams for
Le Roy last Monday, where he will
open up a barber shop. We wish Mr.
Cannon suceess in the new field.
—John Griffin, the principal of the
Adams school, returned to his home
at New Haven, Iowa, Saturday for
the spring vacation of a week. He
went via this city.
—The Deutscher Yerein celebrated
the seventh anniversary of their or
ganization on Monday evening in a
very happy way. There were speeches,
music, dancing and a bountiful sup
—Last Thursday evening, a party
of friends of Mr. and Mrs. William
Baudler visited with them on the oc
casion of Mr. Baudler's birthday, leav
ing a substantial token of regard in
the shape of a fine clock.
—We have examined the new self
pronouncing "teacher's bible" sold by
H. Frederikse and pronounce it one of
the very best we ever saw. There
are many features in it that make it
very valuable. Come and see it.
—J. A. Stephan and little daughter
Ethel, of Waltham, acompanied Mrs.
Stephan's mother, Mrs. J. J. Larvey,
as far as this city Thursday last, while
on her way to her home at Algona,
Iowa. Mrs. Larvey has spent a month
with her daughter's family.
—The annual election of officers of
the Ladies' Aid Society of the M. E.
Church was held Tuesday April 3.
The following officers were elected
President, Mrs. N. J. Johnson Vice
President, Mrs. Prof Andrews
Secretary, Mrs. Fay Smith: Treasurer!
Mrs. Emeline Hall.
^-Eugene D. Townsend of Wells
has traded a farm for the old Fleck
House in this city and will have the
property at once put in first class con
dition for hotel purposes. We hear
tily wish that something might be
done to restore this hotel property to
its old time condition.
—There were fifteen new. members
added to the Epworth League last
Sunday evening. The League is con
stantly gaining in enthusiasm and
members under the efficient presi
dency of Miss H. Opie. Her report
of the district convention at Roches
ter was very interesting.
—In the two sheep injury cases, the
last to be tried in district court,
Thomas Kough got a verdict of $28
against William Boyd, throwing the
cost upon the plaintiff. In the se
cond, the verdict was for the defend
ant. The juries were dismissed on
Saturday. Court cases commenced
—A number of the Austin Knights
of Pythias went down to Lyle to assist
in initiation work Saturday evening
and had a jolly good time in lodge,
but when they wery ready to come
home, the train would not stop for
them and they had to stage it through,
arriving home after four o'clock.
This was not so funny.
—The Red Rock Creamery Company
of Brownsdale, are taking in about
10,000 pounds of milk a day. The ca
pacity of the creamery will soon be
enlarged and the prospects are good
for a constant increase of business.
Andrew Foster began work the first
of the month as sole butter maker.
Andrew is a No. 1 workman and we
are glad that he has been employed
by that successful company.
—The fiftieth wedding anuiversary
of Mr. and Mrs. P. Gies was duly
celebrated last Saturday. Nearly all
of the family circle were present in
cluding children and grandchildren
Mr. and Mrs. Gies were married in
Michigan. They are among our most
highly respected citizens and neigh
bors. We congratulate them upon
reaching this golden milestone.
They received two fine easy chairs as
reminders of the anniversary just
past. May they enjoy others
—There was a stormy meeting of
the Austin Cemetery Association, at
their annual election last Friday af
ternoon. The women were there in
force and in spite of the effort to shut
off several owners of lots from voting,
the ballot was in favor of the new deal.
John W. Scott and J. S. Decker were
elected in place of L. N. Griffith and
J. M. Greenman. The resignation of
R. O. Hall was accepted and A. Fried
rich was elected in his place. The
present officers are in favor of enlarg
ing Oakwood Cemetery instead of
having several in different localities.
The men who are opposing this
movement might as well take to the
woods for the women are after them.
-The Pension Injustice..
The people of this and adjoining
counties, and especially the old sold
iers have had an experience for the
year of the vilest persecution known
in the history of the county.
It has been known as the "Great
Pension Frauds Investigation."
I am informed that some $600,000.00
have been expended by the govern
ment in the past twelve months hunt
ing for frauds in pension cases, and
this vicinity seems to be one of the
main cerfters of the investigation.
From two to five special pension
agents have been laboring constantly
for ten months in this locality and as
far as known not a single case of
fraud has been found, and it looks too
as though the steal was on the other
side, for such a waste of public money
is no be.tter than stealing.
The pensions of old soldiers have
been stopped for months, only to be
reinstated at the old rate, showing
that the only thing accomplished by
the pension bureau was the useless an
noyance and inconvenience to the
soldiers suspended and their families.
The government has expended from
ten to fifteen thousand dollars in this
locality alone in the vain endeavor
to find some case to support their
theory, that all old soldiers or pen
sioners are thieves, perjurers and
government paupers.
In other words it has been the sole
employment of Special Examiner
Wait* and his corps of government
leaches to magnify and exaggerate
every particle of evidence obtained in
the past year.
Through some technicality indict
ments were found against the former
medical examining board of Austin,
Minnesota, and Sunday two United
States Marshals came down upon Drs.
Gibson and Wheat while their families
were at church, arrested them and
carried them off to Minneapolis, there
to await Monday's sitting of court.
No more haste could have been made
in their arrest, or care for their de
tention than if they had been in
dicted as a band of counterfeiters or
for some other heinous crime.
It is impossible to conceive how a
Minnesota man, an ex-soldier of Com
missioner Lochren's standing could be
forced in to the attitude of the pen
sion bureau.
Had a careful investigation been
carried on, decently, without acting
as though every pensioner was a
fraud, until fraud was "proven, and
the expense 5 limited to $100,000.00,
and the other half million dollars to be
used to relieve the unemployed of our
country, I believe the general public
would have been better satisfied.
It is known by almost every one in
the county how the pensions of
the old soldiers were cut off by the
dozens last July how the boys patient
ly awaited thorough investigation and
how after months of tedious waiting,
they have all, without a single excep
tion, been replaced on the rolls in the
same standing and, with one excep
tion, the same rate as they formerly
drew before the suspension.
And now fdiling in their attacks on
the old' soldiers, these same special
examiners without any regard to how
they extort and distort evidence are
assailing the characters of such men
as Drs. Gibson, Wheat and Hollister.
Can anyone doubt but that the Doc
tors will be as thoroughly vindicated
as were the soldiers whose pensions
were suspended last July?
Awarded Highest Honors—World's
Austin, April 9,1894.
Smith & Huntly, Druggists, recom
mend Japanese Liver Pellets for con
stipation and sick headache. Small,
mild, easy to take. 50 pills 25 cents
High School Notes.
The boys' gymnasium has
cleaned up and practice has
Dr. Sperry spoke to tyie High School
scholars Tuesday morning. He held
their closest attention for about a half
an hour.
The High School girls showed their
appreciation of the efforts of the boys
A. T. L. by presenting them a banner
finely lettered.
School commenced Monday after a
week's vacation. There are but about
seven weeks before examinations, and
nearly all understand that it means
Attacks upon the New York Life,
Last Thursday's Minneapolis Jour
nal contains an account of the collapse
of the St. Paul News. The employes
of the News have received no salaries
of late and the general manager is said
to have disappeared. This is the sheet
that has tried to make notoriety for
itself by its recent attacks upon the
New York Life Insurance company
and other similar companies. Its at
tacks have been noticeably powerless
and weak. It is charged in an inter
view that during the'blackmailing
scheme against the New York Life,
four letters purporting to- have come
from policy holders of this insurance
company and attacking the methods
of the concern and supporting the
theory of the articles beuig printed in
the News, were dictated in the office
of the News by the general manager
If these charges are proved true, the
New York Life need not feel worried
over such attacks thus concocted.
—The lectures of Dr. L. B. Sperry,
under the auspices of the Anti-tobacco
League have been of great interest
and profit. That given on Monday
evening, on "Vesuvius and Aetna"
was finely illustrated with the
stereopticon. The last lecture will be
given at the Opera House to-night.
There should be a crowded audience.
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder,—No Ammonia No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes—40 Years the Standard.
The opera Pinafore was given at the
Opera House last Thursday evening
under the direction of Miss Grace
Wilson, of Iowa, assisted by home tal
ent. It was greatly enjoyed by those
present, and with one or two excep
tions the parts were thoroughly learn
ed and excellently rendered. Dr. W.
E. Tryon, as Capt. Corcoran, com
manding H. M. S. Pinafore, took one
of the hardest parts, his splendid voice
and commanding appearance suiting
the part to perfection. Mrs. Tryon
was especially happy in her rendition
of Josephine, the Captain's daughter.
Her singing, both in duet and in solo,
was remarkably sweet and effective.
Miss Grace Wilson and her little sister
Josephine took their difficult parts
excellently, as they had appeared in
them in other places. Solon Wood as
Dick Deadeye, Miss Lillian Cogswell
as Sir Joseph's first cousin, were
among the best, and the other parts
were well rendered. Babe Wilson, as
Little Buttercup, carried off a large
share of the honors. The chorus was
one of the best parts of the opera.
The net-proceeds were divided with
the Episcopal church of this city. Dr.
and, Mrs. "Tryon go to Osage on Friday
to repeat their parts in the rendition
of Pinafore. We assure our Osage
friends of a rich treat in store.
Strength and Health
If you are not feelinsr strong- and bealtby,
try Electric Bitters. If "La Grippe" bas left
you weak and. weary, use Electric Bitters
This remedy acts directly on Liver, Stomach
and Kidneys, gently aiding those organs to
perform their functions. If you are afflicted
with Sick Headache, you will find speedy and
permanent relief bv taking Electric Bitters.
One trial will convince you that this is the
remedy you need. Large bottles only 50c. at
Dorr & Wold's Drug Store. 31-34
When You Have Butter, Eggs, or
Anything Else to Sell,
You will find that H. Birkett is pay
ing the highest prices, either in fine
groceries, crockery, &c., or order for
hardware, dry goods, boots, shoes,
clothing, etc., or cash.
Call and see us, corner Main and
Mill streets.
3tf H. BIRKETT, Austin, Minn.
A good incubator and brooder for
sale. B. Summy, Lansing, Minn.
Pasture for horses, colts and cattle
—150 acres on the A. Galloway place,
five miles southeast of Austin. Those
wishing pasturage should apply soon
For terms and other particulars call
Wear the Beaver Dam Pants Manu
facturing Company's celebrated trous
ers. For durability, style and fit they
have no equal. For sale by O. J.Dick
ens, sole agent, Dexter, Minn. 4-13
Cash for Hides and Tallow.
Highest cash price paid for hides
and tallow at the Provision Market,
first door north of postoffice.
Well Drilling.
I am prepared to do all kinds of
well work in first-class shape. All
work warranted. Can drill five to
seven inch bore. Pumps fixed. Prices
reasonable. P.C.ROSENTHAL,
apr Austin.
Cash for Poultry.
Highest cash price paid for live
turkeys and chickens, also hides and
tallow, at the Geo. A. Hormel & Co
Provision Market, first door north of
Be Sure and Read This!
Farmers will find it to their advan
tage to give Hazle & Kubat, East
Side, a call. They pay the highest
price for butter and eggs. Call and
see them. They carry a full line of
general merchandise. 4-5
Farm Machinery.
D. C. March, of Dexter, is now pre
pared to sell the Monitor, Van Brunt's
Patent Shoe Pressed Drills and Seed
ers. The best in the market and all
goods warranted. Call and look the
stock over before going elsewhere and
oblige D. C. March. 51-6
We have just receiver
a large Stock of Dry
Goods, Boots, Shoes,
Clothing, Hats, Caps.
Strawberry Plants,
The biggest and best kinds
Grape Vines,
That ripen their fruit.
Apples Trees,
Hibernal, Duchess,
the good, safe kinds.
Very cheap by the 100.
and tell your
wants to
Albert Lea, Mian.
Sell the World Renowned May
Flower Tea, at.
Sell the McLaughlin
Coffee, at.
Teacher—Johnny, if your Father can do a
piece of work in 5 days and your Uncle
George can do it in four days, how long
would it take for both of them to do it?
Johnny—"Well, Sir, they would never get
it done. They'd sit down an' argue pol
itics, for Pa's a Prohib: while Uncle is a
Republican." Now we wish to talk
Clothing and not
Politics to You.
Our Spring Stock contains everything
usually kept in a FIRST-CLASS Clothing
Store, and our prices are such that we
say to you candidly, that if you can do
better any place on "God's Green Earth,"
quality considered, WE WILL REFUND
"Want your produce in ex
change for anything from
a needle to a threshing
machine. Come in and
see us before purchasing
Sell the Faribault Purity Flour
Opposite Postoffice.
At way down prices.
Also Factory made Harness at all
prices. These goods can be bought as
cheap as any where in the United
Cor. Bridge and Chatham Sts.
Caskets, Coffins,
Carpets, Quilts,
Scarce and Higher:
Fancy, 20 cents lb.
Fair to good, 15 to 18 cents lb.
Plenty and lower:
Strictly fresh, 9 cents doz
40 to 50 cents.
Hand picked, Navy, $2.00
Dirty and mixed, #1.00 to $1.50
Full cream, September, 12 cts
Pays Groceries, Crockery,
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Harness, Hardware,
Boots and Shoes, Cash.
Relieves the suffering—cares for the
sick—buries the dead—and bequeath
es to the widows and children of
deceased members, the sum of
Austin Lodge numbers between
100 and 200 members, and in addition
to the $2,000, pays the widow apd
children of deceased brothers
equal to the number
the lodge.
of members in
Apply to T. F. LEONARD, M. W
Or Address box 755, Austin, Minn.

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