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OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOWER COUNTY latered an Moond-olans matter at the post Austin Minueeot*. office GORDON & BELDEN, PROPRIETORS. AUSTIN, "WEDNESDAY, APR. 17,1895. MUNICIPAL REFORM in New York City and in Chicago was after all Strong and Swift. THE bill before the legislature to make the terms of county auditors and county treasurers four years instead of two was on Saturday indefinitely postponed. THE average price of cattle for the farmers of Kansas and South Dakota is now about |2 higher per hundred pounds than a year ago and the farm ers have no complaint coming. THE primary election law is made a special order for tomorrow in the house of representatives. It is a bill of paramount importance and should be passed no matter what else of minor importance is neglected. A MAN in Oklahoma territory has just instituted a suit for divorce from his wife on the ground that he had been deceived as to her personal ap pearance on account of her use of face powder. The suit is just. It is clearly a case of obtaining a valuable consideration under false pretenses. An increase of over 1,500,000 pounds in our receipts of foreign raisins at New York above the quantity im ported in the corresponding months a year earlier is the result of the first five months' operation of the Gorman tariff bill. By this quantity is the market for the California product lessened. Gov. CLOUGH has issued a procla mation designating Friday, April 26, as Arbor Day. The proclamation con cludes: "May there be a unity of pur pose and feeling-in the proper observ ance of tbe day in the schools of the state with exercises of such a charac ter as will impress its beneficent ob ject upon the minds of the pupils." THE Arkansas grand jury now in session is making a hot fight on gamb ling. It has just leaked out that they have returned indictments against several prominent society ladies for playing progressive euchre for prizes. Many sensations are expected before the grand jury adjourns. Gambling is gambling, no matter under what gaise it is carried on. THERE is great excitement in the oil markets. Through Pennsylvania and Ohio the price is rapidly advanc ing. The wholesale price in Austin was advanced Saturday another cent, which brings the retail price to thir teen cents. The sharp advance in the eastern markets makes production very active and well drilling in the oil regions is going on as it has not be fore in ten years. THE charge, openly made in Wash ington, that two of the four justices of the supreme court who voted to sustain the constitutionality of the income tax did so on a legal techni cality and that in the absence of that technicality the vote would have stood 6 to 2 against the constitutionality of the entire law, instead of the clauses exempted, is not calculated to add to the popularity of the law, or to the willingness of anybody to pay the tax. THE question of paramount import ance in our nation today is to restore to the government the revenues nec essary to meet its obligations, includ ing the payment of its debts, and to restore to the people the employments to which they were accustomed before the last presidential election. When that is done the money of the country will flow again through the channels of trade, business will prosper, confi dence will be restored and the scarcity of money now so much complained of will largely, if not entirely, disappear THE exemption of incomes from rents and state and municipal bonds will cut off iat least one-half of the amount that would have* been re ceived from the income tax. Men who were loud in their praises of the tax are now bitterly opposed to it, be cause of the exemptions made by the court. They say that these exemp tions will defeat the principal object of those who advocated an income tax —the compelling of alien landlords to bear a fair share in supporting the government—and throwithe principal burden of the tax upon business men, manufacturers and other large em ployers of ilabor, and their argument appears to be a good one. THE present administration will soon have to go to borrowing money and issuing more bonds to meet the current expenses of the government Senator Gorman's statement before the senate that if all proper demands on the treasury were paid there would be a deficit of not less than $100,000, 000 is probably near the truth. The income tax is practically annulled by the recent interpretations of the su preme court and thus the expected income from this source is lacking. The tariff laws have been tinkered so that not only is our revenue entirely insufficient but foreign man ufactures are flooding this country and competing with our home pro ductions. It is a pretty condition of things and so far as the prospect of national income is concerned the out look is dismal and UII promising. THE Washington Star of Friday publishes the following interview with Congressman Tawney: "Minne sota will send a solid delegation to the next Republican national convention for Senator Cushman K. Davis for president," said Representative Taw ney today. Mr. Tawney has recently returned to Washington from a trip to the west, and since the adjourn ment of congress has visited a number of points in Minnesota. "If a western man is to be chosen as the next presi dential candidate, and I think that that should be the case, Senator Davis will be urged as the most prom ising and available man. Minnesota certainly should take high rank among western states and Senator Davis is her choice, entitled to the selection for every reason." All this talk about presidential candidates is at present premature and can only injure favor ite sons. The less said about them the better for a year yet. RAILROADS DISAPPOINT. Osage has not found the advent of the Winona & Southwestern Railroad such a boon to that town as was an ticipated. The Osage Press of a recent issue says that the city feels sore because she gave the road $40,000 and now fails to reap as rich rewards »s they had hoped they would. It says: 'Osage got an elephant, a costly one and she would gladly quit-claim her rights in the premises for a song. Outside the small passenger traffic between Mclntyre and Osage the road brings no passengers or business to this city. What was the cause of its origin is beyond conjecture no pur. pose is served that is beneficial, save to give a few ambitious Winonaites the empty honors of the title of a pres ident, manager or passenger agent, and riding in state over the bleak prairies from Winona to the state line without danger of interruption. Hav ing recently lost the laundry traffic we have expected to announce the arrival of one of the swell magnates on a mission to arrange another ex cursion to swell the sinking fund declare a dividend and pay their half' dozen employes. Mason City was in luck when the great and only Winona & Southwestern failed to comply with the provisions of the railroad tax voted. Had they contrived to reach that point and got possession of the $45,000, today the Mason City peo ple would be in the crape business with Osage." Notes From Exchanges* Anoka Union: Tom Reed is quite likely to capture the delegation from Minnesota. The czar is gaining every day. Houston Signal: Rev. Rogne of Austin will hold Lutheran services at the hall April 21st, morning and evening. Kasson Republic: Mrs. N. I. John son, of Austin, is visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. Maxson, and with friends. Brownsdale Leaflet: B. A. Johnson has bought the Grand Meadow Re© ord and takes possession the 22d inst. If the citizens and business men of that town stand by Bert we have no doubts about the paper's standard. Spring Yalley Vidette: Joseph DeGroat of Austin visited his sister, Mrs. M. J. Viall, this week. He was also looking after his residence here Mrs. S.W.Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Burleson, after brief visit with her parents, returned to her home at Austin Wednesday. Jackson Republic: In cases where Commissioner of Pensions Lochren has tried to reduce the pensions of men able to fight it, he has been beaten, and had the costs of the suit to pay. But ten thousand poor devils throughout the country, whose pen sions were their sole dependence for a living, have had to stand it. Lochren must feel proud of his record. Slayton Gazette: The lower house of our legislature has investigated the express business and has unani mously concluded that the express companies are not charging too much The companies are just in for their health, as it were. The house might go a little further and vote the dear companies an appropriation to make up for any sacrifices they may have made in their love for the dear people Litchfield News-Ledger: When it comes time for the people to stamp the railroad tax constitutional amend ment with either approval or dlsap proval we opine that disapproval will be the verdict by a large majority. It is a question that simply needs to have the light of day shine into it to show the tax payers what a mistake they are making by destroying the gross earnings tax. Hokah Chief: The sugar bounty bill that has passed the state senate should become a law, and probably will. It would grant a bounty of one cent per pound upon all sugar pro duced in the State, and is especially calculated to encourage the sugar beet industry in Minnesota. The law would prove a boon for southern Minnesota, as experiments have proven this section especially adapted to the raising of the sugar beet. St. Ansgar Enterprise: Probably the largest sale of cattle ever made by farmer in Mitchell county was con summated yesterday, when. W. J. Hartnell of Liberty township deliv ered seventy-four head of cattle to McGillivray Brothers at Carpenter. The total weight of seventy-four head was 96,875 and the price paid was $5.60 per hundred for the best sixty and $4.60 for the rest, an average of $5.35 for all. The total amount was $5,160. One steer however weighed 1,925 pounds and brought $107.80. Sleepy Eye Dispatch: About the cruelest joke of the current month was that worked on the writer this week. Some one palmed off a spuri ous dollar on us and can have the coin by making proper restitution. Hap pily we know who the party is and unless he comes smilingly to the front with a good dollar by Saturday night certain United States official will be having some fun with him. Jokes are all right in their places, but it is going a little too far to work off a whole dollar's worth on a poor editor. Spring Yalley Mercury: Mrs. D. L. Tanner of Brownsdale came down Monday for three days' visit with her relatives, the guest of her father, B. F. Langworthy Ira Padden of Austin, state boiler inspector, was in Spring Yalley last Saturday and in spected the new boiler in Smith & Kuehn's meat market. Mr. Padden is one of those gentlemen who makes friends wherever he goes and a more popular appointment for the position could not have been made. He has appointed Miles Smith his deputy. Red Wing Republican: Recent rains (throughout Minnesota and the Dakotashave given things a good start, and the farming year opens suspiciously. This early season is a particularly happy omen for the peo ple of the Northwest, for it has al most always been a signal in the past for an abundant crop. When the farmers are late in seeding they are exposed to two dangers it brings the period when the grain is in milk at ust the time in summer when we are most likely to have blasting hot weather, and it makes the harvest so late that the early fall frosts are like ly to catch the still unripened grain. An early spring lessens the probability of injury from either of these sources. Owatonna Journal: The Journal was in receipt of a box of beautiful roses on Thursday of last week from N. Kinsman & Co., proprietors of the Austin greenhouses. The flowers were delightfully fresh and fragrant, bearing out the reputation which this establishment has of furnishing the best the market affords. Owa tonna people should bear this fact in mind when ordering flowers The board of control of the state school, consisting of Mr. John Byers of Hast ings, Mr. O. W. Shaw of Austin and Mr. C. S. Crandall met Tuesday even ing and also had an all day session on Wednesday. The business transacted was principally the regular routine work of auditing accounts for current expenses. Bueklen's Arnica Salve. The best salve in tbe world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped bands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruptions, and positively cures plies, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give erfect satisfaction, or money refunded, 'rice 25 cents per bo*. For sale by Dorr & Wold. —Supt. Frederick is busy on the im provements in the addition to the Oakwood Cemetery. The grounds are beautifully laid out and the grading of the avenues and plats is now going on with expedition. A large number of our citizens were out there Sunday afternoon inspecting the improve ments. —W. E. Daily and wife of Sutton attended the graduating exercises at the State University last Wednesday night, his brother, Milton Bailey of LeRoy, graduating as a full-lledged physician. Mr. and Mrs. Dailey re turned home the next morning. —L. J. Thompkins of Sutton makes a trip to Winona this week. Mr. Thompkins commences the erection of his house on the fine Evergreen farm recently bought of Mr. Slavin of this city, and when completed will be a fine home. —W. E. Dailey, the Sutton mer chant, made an overland trip to Le Roy last Thursday, being called there by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. J. C. Bailey. He returned Friday. —Those in the vicinity of Rose Creek will do well to give W. D. Hurlbut, the new barber, their pat ronage. He gives an easy and clean shave and is worthy of your patronage. —Alrick & Orning, the new propri etors of the hotel at Hayfield, are running a first-class house and it has undergone a complete change. Make them a call when in that place. —The heavy shower of Thursday night was refreshing to all vegetation and the grass is now as green as it usually is by the 10th of May. —D/ Blyton of Rose Creek bought a residence and five lots of A. P. Rounce last Thursday. O A IT AWAY. There's no loogw any need of wearing clumsy, wk«hi at beet, never cure, but often Infliet great injury, inducing Inflammation, strangulation ind death. HERNIA matter of how long stand' or of what size, ia prom and permanently cured without the and without pain. Another Triumph ConMrvativ* turgtry to the_oure, of Ovarian, Fibroid and other »varieties, without the perils of cutting operations. PILE TUMORS, iSSHJftB diseases of the lower bowe], promptly cured without pain or tesort to the knife. STHNlil !n tbe Bladder, no matter how «large, is crushed, pulverized, and washed out, thus avoiding cutting. of urinary passage Is also removed without eutting. Abundant References, and Pamph lets, on abovo diseases, sent sealed, in plain en velope, 10 ota. (stamps). WORLD'S DISPK*. SARY MSDICUX ASSOCIATION, Buffalo, N.YT How He Beached Her. "Ah! Light of my lifel .V£EC.-,: (Sings) "If I had the wings of a dove, 1 would— —"fly to the arms of my love." I? 4 TTO ITJTJ71-V*--r'— r-'r'iM "Say, Towser, what do yon think of that for a kick?"—Truth. Frank Shepardson, an engineer on the Southern Pacific Ry., who resides at Los Angeles, Cal., was troubled with rheumatism for along time. He was treated by several physicians, al so visited the Hot Springs, but re ceived no permanent relief until he used Chamberlain's Pain Balm. He says it is the best medicine in the world for rheumatism. For sale by Opera House Pharmacy, Austin, Minn. —Mrs. Mary Sharpe died in Spring Valley Monday, April 8. She was 82 years and 8 months old and leaves six teen grand children and eight great grand children. She also leaves six daughters, all of whom were with her during her illness. Mrs. L. C. Crane of Austin, her only living sister, was with her in her last illness. Hood's Sarsaparilla gives great bod ily, nerve, mental and digestive strength, simply because it purifies, vitalizes and enriches the blood. —List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Austin post-offlce for the week ending April 13,1895: Miss Katie Austin, Mrs. JoloBooth, Mrs. Ella M. Martin, Henry Sohoren berg, Chas. A. Vogeler. A. B. HUNKINS, P. M. BRING YOUR Wants your butter, eggs, potatoes, etc., and will give you in exchange the very finest qualities of groceries, crockery and glassware at bottom prices. Per sack for Fancy Patent flour.$ 90 3 packages of wheat wafers 25 18 pounds of California prunes for 1 00 Jelly, per pail 40 Package coffee, per pound 20 Raisins, per pound 05 Sardines, per can 05 3 cans of Austin corn 25 Pure fruit jam, per can 15 1 pound can of Snowball baking powder 25 Fish, trout, salmon, mackerel, white fish, herrings, etc., from 5 to 15 cents per pound. We are sole agents for Chase & San burn coffee, the best in the world. Try it and be convinced. Remember the place, BIRKETT'S Corner Store, Corner Main and Mill Streets, Austin. DO YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY? Then bring in your bills of Building Hardware and let us figure on them. I will make the prices right and so low that you will be surprised and gratified, am content with reasonable profits. I have on hand a large supply of Barb Wire, which I can sell at a very low figure. I carry a full line of all kinds of HARDWARE, from a Jewel Range to a tin dipper. Build ing Hardware in any quan tity. As it is a matter which affects your pocket book, I expect to see my store thronged with customers. W. C. HOLMES. 4 Specialist, President of and Senior Counsel to the N. W. Medical and Surgical Institute, Saint Paul, Minn., will visit at the AUSTIN, Arlington Hotel, Monday, April 22, day only. The Dr. needs no introduction to this community, haying successfully treated scores of the most inveterate diseases, which, with his 25 years expe rience, 8 of which were in the hospitals of New York, Philadelphia and Chi cago, and diplomas from 3 of the most Eminent Medical Colleges in America, commend him to the favorable consideration of the readers of this paper. He still treats by the "NEW GERMAN METHOD" which has not only rev olutionized the treatment but the history of Chronic Diseases. This is the only system that will radically and permanently cure CATARRH, that hydra ^x^5?on8^of,J3?5.^orthwe8t- is an unfailing cure for ASTHMA, GOITER or BIG NECK. It cures PILES without pain or loss of time. It CX/TTSJ LIVER, KIDNEY. STOMACH, SKIN, NERVOUS and BLOOD diseases as SCROFULA, RHEUMATISM, &c.. Slow Growth in Children and Defective Nutrition. /-, an infallible restorative of LOST VIGOR from WHATEVER CAUSE. The Dr. will give a WRITTEN GUARANTEE in every case be undertakes to cure and will give $100 for any case where his guarantee not been honored. Are you discouraged Thousands pronounced hopeless bBV6 been cured, why not you? Bring in your so-called incurable diseases CONSULTATION FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Be prompt andS early as his parlors are always crowded. Remember the date. JOB PRINTING one TO THIS OFFICE DONOVAN BROS., Furniture, Coffins, Caskets, QUILTS, FEATHERS, &c. Picture Frames and Pressman Block, Main Street. Mouldings. AUSTIN, MINN. A. B. WARREN, DBAUEBIN Harness, Harness Hardware, AND ALL KINDS OF EXTRAS. Repairing done with Neatness and Dispatch. The best Workmen employed and the best of Work Guaranteed. BROWNSDALE, MINN. BENNER 'S BRAHMAS (LIGHT), BLACK LANGSHASS, BARBED PLTM0DTH BOCKS, At Minneapolis, have always won and will remain at the head. Eggs for Hatching. $3.00 per 13. $5.00 per 26. Stock always for sale and of the best. Il lustrated catalogue free. FRANKLIN BENNER, Yards. 1864 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, Minn. I QWEST RATES. S00^ PACIFIC LINE is BEST TO. Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle,Tacoma, Portland, San Francisco. Sleeping and Dining Car Service be tween St. Paul and Minneapolis and Vancouver and Seattle daily. Connection at Vancouver with Cana dian Pacific Royal Mail Steamships for China, Japan and Australia. For tickets and further information apply to C. B. HIBBARD, G. P. Aa Minneapolis, Minn., or near est Ticket Agent. Chamberlain's My and Skin Ointment Rheum, Hands. Chrome Sore Eyes and Granulated For sale by druggists at 25 cents per lids. TO HOBSBOWinEBB. For putting a hone in a fine healthy con dition try Dr. Cad/a Condition Powders. They tone up the system, aid digestion, cute loss of appetite, relieve constipation, correct kidney disorders and destroy worms, giving new life to an old or overworked horse. 25 «ents per package. For sale by druggists.