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Vol. XXX—No. 39.
Successor to Birum & Birum. hofo^the which are now Contains all the Official News of Mower County. MOWER Boys' Long Pants Suits, Boys' Long Pants Suits, WE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST rierchant Tailoring Departments in the state. We measure, cut and make all Custom Garments right here in our building. We don't take your measure and then send it to an eastern sweat shop for a "Ready-Made" and call it Custom made Honor, Truth, Reliability. These are the factors to which we attribute our success in business. People know that we are honorable in our dealings they know that we are truthful, and they know that we are reliable. There are merchants who do business in the absence of these factors, but it does not last long such fellows seek a new field ^bout every six months, hunting for new victims, and leave the old ones wiser but poorer. Our November special price sale shows that most people prefer to buy of merchants whom they know to be reliable. Our business was better in the last three weeks than ever before. The same cut prices will prevail for the balance of the month. Men's Good all Wool Suits, A Government Secret is owned by Russia, which for many years has baffled the greatest detec tives who have tried to solve the question, We have Ranges made of it. Drop in and see them. Excellent wearers, dark nice patterns, Suits that sell else where from $8.50 to $10.00, during this sale... Men's Fine Suits, in Frocks, Sacks and Square Cuts, made from best Cassimere and im ported Clay Worsteds, cut in the newest style, trimmings and workman ship, equal to custom made, Suits that would cost at any d* g\f\ other store $15.00, during this sale «PlCf*vJvl Hen's Good Overcoats and Ulsters, ages 12 to 19 years, nice Gray and Brown plaids, single and double breasted, good value at $8.50, during this sale in Black and Gray, well made, excellent wearers, regular d» f\£\ $8.50 value, during this sale Hen's Fine Wool Overcoats, made of Kersey and Melton, cut in the newest of fashion, best of Italian and Serge Linings, well worth $15.00, during this sale— ^PlvlfvIO Boys' all Wool Double Breasted 2=piece Suits, ages 4 to 15 years, small sizes, made reefer style larger sizes regular coat style, pants double seat and knee, made of heavy Cassimere, very hand some patterns, Suits that are worth $5.00, during the next-30 days ages 12 to 19 years, very best of wool Cassimere, splendid patterns, and fine Black Clay Worsteds, well worth $10.00, during this sale •PO.gO Boys' Good Overcoats and Ulsters, from. .$1.50 to $5.00 How is Russia Steel Made 4 4 CHAS. HEXOM. HOLIDAYS Do you realize that Christmas and New Years will soon be here I have just received an elegant new stock of HOLIDAY GOODS open for inspection and selection. It is not too early to make your purchases while the stock is. new. You can select now and I will lay away carefully in safe keeping until Christmas time. Nothing makes a more acceptable or elegant present than a nice watch or apiece of jewelry. I sell jewelry cheaper than anyone else in Austin or Mower county. Try me and see. I do all kinds of jewelry repairing. I fit eyes with glasses on scientific principles. T, O. RYE, 125 Mill Street. s»SWJ5K iot»..•" *. v. •, $5.00 IT DOES NOT TAKE A very good judge of Shoes to see that our offerings are about right. We first see that the quality of the Shoes we sell you are as good as money "will buy, and then we do not lose sight of the fact that you are looking for good Shoes cheap. We want you to see our line of Misses' Shoes at $1.65 You shall say whether they are good values or not. It would take us a long time to tell you of all the good things we have in Shoes. Before we forget, we want to say that we sell the Goodyear Glove Rubbers, they're as good as you will find. We are anxious to get your trade, and realize that it takes good goods to get, and hold it. Do not forget that we do Shoe repairing. J.W.STAM Opposite Postoffice, Austin, Minn. AUSTIN, MOWER COUNTY, MINNESOTA,- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1897. TER,MS:—$1.50 Per Annum, in Advance 1897 BUILDING. list of the Prominent 'Improve ments in Austin Made in 1897. yOur thrifty city is now so large that we hardly realize the substantial growth of a single year. "We see im provements going on steadily, new houses building, business enterprises enlarged and we have little idea of what they amount to in a single season. We have made out a list of the principal buildings put up in 1897 and yet the list is incomplete. We have omitted probably a score of small barns and other minor improve ments which if listed would swell our total by several thousand dollars. As it is, the footings, exceed $134,000. The character of the improvements is worthy of especial notice. There are about sixty new residences in the list, besides additions, etc. This oceans a substantial increase in the number of homes add in our popula tion. Many of these new comers are substantial farmers who are moving to Austin for better school facilities and for rest from the farm. Among the improvements of special note are the building and opening of St. Olaf Hospital, which is already patronized to its full capacity the completion of Palace Music Hali the building of two new church edifices the enlargement of the Austin Pack ing House to a capacity of 2000 hogs a month the rebuilding of the Aus tin Flax Fibre Works, which burned ojut last spring the large new build ing of the Austin Bottling Works the establishment of the Southern Min nesota Normal College here with an enrollment of over seventy pupils for the first term, which proves that it will be a permanent institution in Justin all these and many others, including several commodious resi dences, speak of growth which is rapid aind substantial. Add to this the fact that our city public schools enroll for this term over 1300 pupils, with an average of 1100, and we may well feel proud of our position as the Queen City of Southern Minnesota. Our list of improvements is as follows and we shall be glad to make any additions to it where omisions are reported to us: MOBGAN'S ADDITION. Value of Improvement. W. H. Sutton, residence $ 1,600 Chris Brown, residence 1,800 C. F. Stillman, residence 1,500 Henry Drost, residence 3,200 Alfred Johnson, residence 3,000 Mrs. J. M. Nicholson, addition 750 Mrs. Addie Cook, barn 325 D. H. Stimson, improvements 300 E. Hefflin, addition 150 J. M. Sterling,residence 800 C. H. Decker, residence. 1,800 f*' Total .. $15,225 HAtEft' ADDITION. St. Olaf Hospital.... $ 7,500 Charlos Newman, house and barn 2,000 Henry Dennis, improvements 200 A. O. Benson, barn 200 Total $9,900 WOODLAWX PABK ADDITION. Norman Carll, residence— $ 1,000 Mrs. Walter Lonergan, residence 1,200 Erick Erickson. residence 850 Lather Sorenson, residence 900 Total $3,950 YATES & LEWIS' ADDITION. C. Adler, residence $ 1,100 F. W. Allen proptrty, new barn 200 Mrs. Nelson, house and barn 500 Johu Murphy, house and barn 1,000 Mr. Holgate, addition 350 A. Wyant, addition 100 G. H. Green, residence 600 Mrs. H. Chapin, residence 900 Mr. Renslow, residence 800 Mrs. Amanda S, Clark, barn 200 J. R. Mears, improvements 100 G. W. Merrick, new barn and addition to house 1,000 Mrs. Bartlett, residence 1,000 Ed. Clark, house and barn 1,200 L. D. Baird, improvements 300 W. R. Tait, addition to residence and new barn 1,500 C. M. Rice, improvements 200 Charles E. Kearns, residence 1,200 Total $12,250 WEST PARK ADDITION. I. J. B. Wright, residence Miss Anna Lowery, residence W. J.Young, residence Prof. Boostrom, residence Keefe Bros., residence Fred Allen, residence 800 900 1,200 1,000 1,200 800 Total $ 5,900 RANNEY'B ADDITION. E. G. Bascomb, residence $ 1,200 H. Jacobs, house and barn 900 Total $2,100 GALLOWAY'S ADDITION. Winnie Stockman, residence $ 800 Mrs. Sarah Morgan, residence 1,200 Chas. Beeman, residence 900 A. F. Watkins, residence 1,200 Total $4,100 PARKER & BROWN'S ADDITION. Aug. Conrad, addition $ 800 Miss Machacek, residence 350 Jaines Keenan, residence 8,000 Total $3,650 BERRY'S ADDITION. Mrs. J. G. Hormel, residence $ 3,000 M. Asher, improvements 250 George W. Williams, improvements 350 Harry Marsh, residence 600 Total $4,290 BOLCOM'S ADDITION. Bert DeGroodt, residence $ 800 E. D. Fen ton, residence 800 Austin Bottling Works 2,800 H. P. Wait, on hall 200 Gus Rennan, residence i... 1,000 Charles Garrity, residence 600 Fred Schroeder, residence 800 To)al $7,000 DAVIDSON'S ADDITION. R. Puccini, residence $ 2,000 Universalist church 3,200 Lutheran church 8,500 A. B. Hunkins, Palace Music Hall 10,000 F. J. Fenton, improvements 300 G. Schleuder. Main street improvements.. 3,000 K. O. Wold, improvements on block 500 Austin Public School, improvements 700 Total .$28,200 ORIGINAL PLAT OF AUSTIN. Frank Raymond, brick block. $ 4,000 L. D. Baird. on Arlington Hotel 800 Grant Hotel, improvements 450 N. W. Telephone Co., improvements 400 S. M. Normal College, improvements 800 Austin Electric Co., improvements 7,000 Total $18,450 BAILBOAD ADDITION. Mrs. Susan Wold, residence $ 1,900 W. H. Teeter, improvements .... 300 Mrs. Que, residence 1.000 Mr. Que, improvements 400 Will LeCocq, residence 750 Mike Burke, residence. 00 Rev. T. N. Weaver, residence. 1,400 Barney Cresher, residence 600 Frank Stokes, residence 600 Tom Rochford, residence 800 Mr. Weis, addition 700 Englebert Lively, improvements....'. 500 City of Austin, new watermains and sewers... 6,000 Austin Packing House, improvements 2,000 Total $16,950 LAKE PARK ADDITION. Andrew Strain, residence $ 800 Mike Rudolph, residence 300 Austin BricK & Tile Co., improvements... 450 Total $1,050 LEWIS ADDITION. new residence $ 650 OAK PABK ADDITION. J. W. Goldsmith, residence $ 500 Elliott Green, residence 500 M. O. Chapman, residence 1,200 M. Peck, residence 1.000 George Gibson, addition 400 Austin Flax Fibre Works, rebuilding 2,500 Total $6,100 SUMMARY OF IMPROVEMENTS. Morgan's addition $15,225 Hayes' addition 9,900 Woodlawn Park addition 8,950 Yates & Lewis addition 12,250 West Park addit ion .... 5,900 Ranney's addition 2,100 Galloway's addition 4,100 Parker & Brown's addition 3,650 Berry's addition 4,200 Bolcom's addition 7,000 Davidson's addition 28,200 Original plat of Austin 13,450 Railroad addition 16,950 Lake Park addition 1,050 Lewis addition 650 Oak Park addition 6,100 Grand total. $134,675 State Factory Inspection. The inspectors of the state labor bureau have for several weeks been canvassing the state, examining the various manufactories to note their condition and gather statistics regard ing the number of employes, etc. Th« figures on the manufacturing estab lishments of the smaller cities are interesting. Outside the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth, Winona leads all others, with ninety four manufacturing concerns, employ ing a total of 2,215 hands. Mankato has forty-two establishments and 933 operatives. Next comes Red Wing, with a total of 651 employes in its manufactories, and then Faribault, with thirty-four manufacturing es tablishments employing 496 hands. Then come Albert Lea with thirty two factories and 264 hands Austin, 27 establishments and 220 hands Rochester, with thirty-two establish ments and 181 employes Owatonna, twenty-two factories and 129employes Waseca, with thirteen factories and ninety employes. Since the above figures were compiled the Albert Lea cracker factory, twenty-five hands, has been closed iip, which" leaves Al bert Lea and Austin very nearly on the same level. A notable thing in cQnriectigj^wjth this-, inspection is the almosir entire absence of child labor between 14 and 16 years of age. In all the cities outr side of Mankato but six cases of child labor were found. Mankato alone has nineteen. Of this number seven are girls employed in the knitting mill and five boys that make cigars. Child employes are required to have three months' schoolings each year. When the certificate to that effect is lacking they are ordered into the pub lic school. Minnesota Fruit Growers. The thirty-first annual meeting of the Minnesota State Horticultural society will be held Dec. 7, 8, 9 and 10 in the court house at Minneapolis. There are several innovations this year. The programme is made up largely of five-minute papers on sub divisions of several subjects. Last year this plan was tried with a part of the programme, and worked so satisfactorily that nearly all the ses sion is to be occupied in this way. The general subjects to be consider ed are red raspberries, apples, plums, grapes, flowers, evergreens and shel ter belts. Another innovation is the omission of evening sessions, except one evening, Thursday, when the when the students of the university farm school and Prof. Green with his annual "Lantern Show" will hold the boards. The list of speakers includes well known horticulturists from other states as well as from Minnesota. A mong the papers on the program are "A review of apple blight" Clarence Wedge of Albert Lea "Best Decid uous Trees for Shelter Belts in South ern Minnesota." F. W. Kimball of Austin. When you are suffering from catarrh or cold in the head you want relief right away. Only 10 cents is required to test it. Ask your druggist for the trial size of Ely's Cream Balm, or buy the 50 cent size. We mail it. ELY BROS.. 56 Warren St., N. Y. City. I was afflicted with catarrh last autumn. During the month of Oct ober I could neither taste nor smell and could hear but little. Ely's Cream Balm cured it.—Marcus Geo. Shautz, Rahway, N. J. The New Adams Bank. The people of Adams are to be con gratulated on securing a sound bank ing institution for their thriving town in the near future. A banking firm con sisting of Mrs. S. Dean, J. G. Schmidt and W. W. Dean, of Northfield has been organized and will be ready for business about Jan. 1st, 1898. W. W. Dean, who is to be placed in charge as cashier, has many friends in Austin as well as in the immediate neighbor hood of his new location who will be pleased to, learn of his new venture. Don't be persuaded into buying liniments without reputation or merit —Chamberlain's Pain Balm costs no more, and its merit has been proven by a test of many years. Such letters as the following, from L. G. Bagley, Hueneme, Cal., are constantly being received: "The best remedy for pain I have ever used is Chamberlain's Pain Balm, and I say so after having used it in my family for several years." It cures rheumatism, lame hack, sprains and swellings. For sale at Opera House Pharmacy. SOCIETY. THANKSGIVING. Some of the Worthy Thoughts Ex pressed on Our National Day. We were greatly interested in not ing the variety of Thanksgiving ad dresses and discourses which were given last Thursday on the occasion of Thanksgiving day. We have no* use for whining, complaining, narrow minded and shortsighted faultfinders who see nothing but disaster and evil and ruin in the world and Thanks giving addresses pitched in the minor key, are as untimely as they are mis leading. We nave selected a few of the wise thoughts uttered last Thurs day in pulpit and press which will bear close attention. Rev. Francis E. Clark D. D. of Bos ton: Sometimes it seems as though eviE were triumphant and the devil ruled the world but always I believe we may fall'back upon the larger truth that evil is but transient and transi tory, and good is eternal and sure to triumph. Even when the forces of corruption and evil seem to win the day, as in the recent election in New York, it is but a seeming and tem porary triumph. I spend much of my time among young people at their conventions, listening to their ques tions, hearing their hopeful aspira tions for a larger and purer national life and I am sure that there is a great under current of genuine de votion, of true patriotism and deep spirituality. These great forces will win their way, they will leaven the whole lump, and in time, through the efforts of the Christian Citizen ship league and those who work in kindred lines, the good will triumph and evil will be over-thrown. Rev. George D. Black D. D. of Minneapolis: The drift of the ages is toward the supremacy of good out of all the turbulence and corruption of the age there is a tendency toward pure and nobler things, a rational Christian optimist will not permit any other view than that this world is God's world, and that out of it will be brought that wheref or it was creatr ed, and any line of action based upon another idea is the worst kind of atheism. Municipal misrule, the Saloon and the lukewarmness of Chris tian nations as to the fate of Cuba :4&d Greece are to be strongly con demned, but the world is far in ad vance ot its position o£ even fifty-years ago on every social and political pro blem. Hon. Edwin D. Wheelock: The need of the hour is a public sentiment which shall lead every citi zen to say with the immortal Lincoln: "God is my witness that it is my con stant anxiety and prayer that this nation should be on the Lord's side." And to realize with Washington that "of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, re ligion and morality are indisputable supports." Let there be devout and joyous thanksgiving for our countless blessings and for better days to come, but let there also be repentance for our national sins, and let each for himself determine that he will hence forth make his citizenship a telliug force for public righteousness. Gov. J. A. Mount of Indiana: The cause of education, which is the anchor of safety to at government of the people, is continually being elevated to a higher standard of ex cellence. Health prevails, smiling plenty abounds, and hope animates our citizens. The spirit of charity in spires the hearts of our people to great er zeal in their efforts to mitigate the suffering, relieve distress, prevent crime, reform the fallen, provide homes for the homeless—in short, to lift up humanity, to make life hap pier, homes brighter and the world better. For all temporal mercies, and for the Christlike spirit that in spires to deeds of love, we should render a tribute of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God for his mani fold mercies. Rev. Wayland Hoyt, D. D., of Phila delphia: I think that the imperious lesson we should learn and deeply lay to. heart and pledge ourselves to remem ber on this Thanksgiving day is that, in the light of the overthrow of good government, both in Chicago and New York, and in the triumph and civic crowning of the worst elements, the only possible way in which good citizenship and right rule can get the scepter is as they unite their forces. To combine is to win, asthecombined better elements in Greater New York would certainly have won. To split, as they so unfortunately and dis astrously allowed themselves to split, means certain defeat. If only the good would, with marshaled and un broken ranks, stand against the evil, this would at once be a better world. The better elements cannot divide and conquer. Rev. P. S. Henson D. D. of Chicago: Education is supposed by many to be an infallible specific for all the ills that the body politic is heir to. And yet the most dangerous men in the republic today are not low-browed and thick-headed ignoramuses, but men who by reason of their broad in telligence are most accomplished vil lains. We do well to remember that in the early days of the republic the little red schoolhouse and the little white meeting house stood side by side. Education and religion were the stalwart pillars of the state, and what God hath joined together let not man put asunder.