MOWER COUNTY FAIR.
Our county agricultural fair cjpsed
the morning and threatening weather
greatly decreased the attendance on
the last day but the attendance for the
three days exceeded all previous records.
The total paid attendance was 6,017 an
increase of 870 over the best previous
year. Secretary Davison informs us
that all premiums will be paid in full.
As we expect to publish the list of
premiums in full, detailed notice of ex
hibits will be omitted here. Visitors
to the fair were pleased to see the per
manent improvements which have been
put in. Instead of spending $200 a
year in erecting temporary stock sheds,
the directors this year have started to
build permanent buildings and have
expended nearly $700 this season in the
stock sheds, fixing the ampitheatre and
moving the fence at the entrance.
The exhibits in all departments were
excellent and the competition for prem
iums was taken in some departments.
The swine exhibit excelled anything
shown here before. We notice that
Charles L. Rice took sweepstakes on
his Chester Whites. F. R. Scripture of
the Saint's Rest creamery carried off
ihe blue ribbons for creamery butter.
John M. Christgau & Son of Sutton
took sweepstakes on Duroc Jerseys and
a long list of premiums.
We were interested in the boys' con
test for the care of stock. Claude
Christgau, 11 years old, of Sutton took
the premium for the best pigs raised by
a boy. He put up two pigs born Apr.
15' in a small pen, 8x8 feet, and had the
occlusive care of them. At ten weeks
old when weaned they weighed 82
pounds and at the fair weighed 202
pounds. He fed them 142 pounds of
corn on cob, 138 pounds of shorts and
100 pounds of oats, all valued at $2.99,
also milk valued at 42 cents, 25 cents
worth of stock food and three cents
worth of oil meal, a total cost of $3.69.
Senator Knute Nelson addressed an
immense audience Wednesday after
noon. He spoke veryjfpractically of
the territorial and commercial growth
of the UnitedJStates, the splendid re
sources of Minnesota and the necessity
of government regulation of the large
corporations. He urged the jboys and
girls in the rural districts to stick to
the farm instead of being tempted to
the overcrowded cities. The senator
was greatly pleased in looking over the
various departments at the fair.
The Ladi'es of the Fair,worked hard
at their dining tent and other booths
and made] about $200 for their new
building to be erected next year.'
The street fair closed Thursday
night. Main street never looked so
beautiful in its electric decorations and
the crowds were large every evening to
enjoy the recreation. Confetti and
other sports were abundant. Two plate
glass windows, one in Cressey's and
one in Decker Brothers, were broken
during the carnival. JjThe tent shows
and the merry-go-round seemed to
have liberal patronage.
The baseball game Thursday after
noon was a hot one between Dexter
and Lyle. Score 9 to 7 in favor of
Lyle. The horse races were interest
ing to large crowds and we imagine
were just as interesting between local
horses as though the association had
sp^nt large sums on expensive outside
horses. The attractions were well
selected and pleased thejcrowds.
Consul James W. Davidson, who is
visiting his relatives here, was heartily
applauded Wednesday afternoon aft
he had made a brief address. He is
of Mower county's best products.
The managers and officers of the
fair have great reason to feel 'gratified
at the sucess of this fair in^spite of
one rainy day. They have] tried a
itTer^nt method of advertising for the
p^t two yt-ars with &xcellent|results.
vlore money than ever has been put in
to premiums for strictly our county
piodu^ts and much less into outside
horse racing. We believe that the large
attendance justifies them in continuing
al'ing the same general methods of
ADVANCE FUR SALE
In order to encourage
early buying in this de
partment we. have de
cided to make special
prices on our entire line
of furs Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, Sept. 21, 22,
23. We are showing ohjB of
the most complete lines
ever shown in Austin.
Are you Engaged?
Engaged people should remember
that, after marriage, many quarrels cian
be avoided, by keeping their digestions
in good condition with Electric Bitters.
S A. Brown,of Bennettville, S. C., says:
"POP years my wife suffered intensely
from dyspepsia, complicateid with a
torpid liver, until she lost her strength
and vigour, and became a mere wreck
of her former self. Then she tried
Electric Bitters* which helped her at
once, and finally made her entirely well
She is now strong and healthly." K. O.
Wold druggist, guarantees them, at 50c
Medberry, aged nearly 79 years. About
three weeks ago he was stricken faith
paralysis from which his advanced
years did not permit him to recover.
He was born near Nashville, Chautau
qua county, N. Y., Oct. 26, 1826, and
was reared and educated there. He
came west to Waukesha county, Wis.,
in 1847 and engaged in the wagon
making business. He Was married to
Miss Helen Benzie in 1850. They
moved in 1857 to Jackson county, Wis.,
where he engaged in the lumber busi
ness. In 1865 they moved to LaCrosse
county where they lived on a farm. In
1872 they moved to Kendall, Monroe
county, Wis., where he manufactured
hard wood and barrel stock. In 1878
they moved to Mower county, settling
on their farm northeast of Dexter vil
lage and in 1896 moved into the village
where their home has since been. Mr.'
Medberry retained his mental and
physicial faculties remarkably up to
the very end of life. He was of atfin
ventive turn of mind] and displayed
much mechanical genius. J|He was a
diligent reader and kept well posted on
current affairs. It was a pleasure to
visit with him as he had independent
and original ideas on many subjects.
He passed away Saturday surrounded
by loved ones who ministered to him
faithfully and affectionately. Funeral
services, conducted by Rev. C. D. Bel
den of Austin, were held at the resi
dence Monday afternoon. The widow
and eight children, five sons and three
daughters, survive. Five of the child
ren live iu Dexter. Two sons are in
Mexico and one daughter, Mrs. E. E.
Bulen, is at F.aribault.
At the home of his son, two miles
south of this city, Sept. 13, 1905, of Jold
age, comrade Simeon Chapman, aged
86 years. He was born in Susquehanna
county, Penn., July 5,1819 and grew
up there. He was jmarried Sept. 17,
1842, in Pennsylvania. In 1857, with a
family of five children, two boys and
three girls, they moved to Tennessee,
where they lived several year?. In
1861, Mr. Chapman enlisted in Co. I,
105th Penn., Vols, and served for three
years in the war of the rebellion. The
family came west in 1864, settling first
at Easton, Minn, and in. 1870 they
name to Austin to reside, and their
home has since 'been in this vicinity.
Mrs. Elizabeth Chapman, the wife and
mother, died here Jan. 29, 1900. Since
her death, Mr. Chapman has made his
home with his children. He-united
with the Baptist church at the age of
18 "years and was for nearly seventy
years a follower of the Lord. He was
a great sufferer for a long gtime Jand
now he is at rest. Funeral services,
conducted by Rev, C. D. Belden, were
held at the residence of E. A. Chap
man, Friday afternoon. Interment at
Enterprise by the side of his wife and
two grandchildren. Four children
survive: Daniel R. Chapman, Mrs.
Liocepha Rice and Enoch A. Chapman
of Austin aud Mrs. Sarah Ann Sheriff
of Goldtield, Iowa.
Were issued to Ole* liognaldson of
Maple Grove and Agnes L. Gjernes of
Sargeant Geo. C. Mielke and Emma
M, Rubin of Dexter.
Announcements were received Fri
day morning through the mail that the
wedding of Dr. Arthur West Allen aud
Miss Nellie C. Sutherland of this city
had occurred on Thursday and that
they would be at home here after Oc
tober 1. This news came as a surprise
to many not in the secret although the
event was anticipated. The contract
ing parties quietly went to the Episco
pal parsonage Thursday evening at
seven o'clock and were inarried by Rev.
J. S. Budlong and took the evening
train for Chicago for a week's stay
Miss Florence Huser and Al. C. Page
attended at the wedding. Both bride
and groom are prominent in Austin
circles. The bride is a member of the
K. K. K. and has been for years a
popular clerk in several of the dry
goods stores in this city. Her father
was a veteran of the war. The groom
is a son of Dr. Orlenzer Allen, one of
the pioneer physicians of Austin, and
has built up a lucrative practice here
Their numerous friends are profuse in
their expressions of congratulations.
At the home of G. Fred Baird on St."
j?aul street, Wednesday evening, Sept.
13, 1905, William P. Gavin and Miss
Ida R. Ellingsen of this city, Rev.
D. Belden officiating. Miss Minnfa
Martin was bridemaid and* Albert C,
Wolfe groomsman. The bride's gown
was of figured mull and she carried
white rosps. The ring ceremony was
read. Only immediate relatives were
present. After congratulations, a fine
wedding luncheon was seryed. A
number of beautiful wedding gifts were
received. The bride has made her
home with Mrs. Baird for the past six
years and she will make ft faithful and
efficient life companion. The groom
has been for several years employed at
the Hormel Packing house. They will
be at home on east Bridge street. We
join in congratulations.
Milk goats are a prominent feature
of the live stock industry of Europe,
especially In Switzerland, Italy, Ger
many, Austria, France, Norway and
Spain. They are peculiarly adapted to
the needs of the poorer classes of those
countries, and to a large extent it is
this adaptability that recommend:?
them for many localities in the United
Btates. This is because milk, which is
food and drink to all mankind, is fur-
AMEK1CAN MILK GOAT MATITA.
nislied by the goat in cheap form, be
cause for most purposes its quality is
superior to cow's milk, and also be
cause the yield of milk, when the size
of the animal and amount of feed are
concerned, is much greater than that
of a cow.
"The present situation regarding a
milk goat industry in the United
States," says George F. Thompson, edi
tor of the bureau of animal industry,
"is confined largely to an awakening
interest, although there are now some
communities of foreigners where a con
siderable number of goats are kept for
milk, the kids being fitted for slaugh
"The first question that most people
ask concerning this industry is, 'How
much milk will a goat give?' A doe
that yields less than a quart a day is
not considered a good milker. If she
yields two quarts a day she may be
regarded as profitable, provided lacta
tion may be maintained six or seven
months. Pegler, the writer, says that
a doe yielding three pints a day with
her first kid need not be set aside as an
indifferent animal, as she will in all
probability give twice that quantity
on subsequent occasions. The German
literature is full of instances of goats
that yield four and five quarts per
day, and it appears that the average
in Germany ancl Switzerland must be
not far from three quarts. Indeed, it
is stated by German writers that many
goats yield ten times their body weight
of milk annually and exceptional ani
mals as much as eighteen times their
The American milk goat Matita,
whose picture is reproduced from the
American Sheep Breeder, is owned by
Mrs. Edward Iloby of Chicago. Mrs.
Roby has a herd of 100 milk goats.
Qualities of tlie Angora.
Angora goats produce mohair of
which the finest aud most durable fab
rics are made, consisting of fine
plushes used in upholstering palace
cars and fine furniture also dress
goods, fine underwear, hats and many
other articles of which constant use is
made. Many large manufactories are
now being erected to produce these
articles from mohair.
Angora venison is most delicious
meat and can now be found on the
bill of fare of the best hotels. Angora
goats are farm cleaners and farm re
claimers. They clean the farm of all
underbrush and weeds, thereby
doubling and trebling the value of
lands on which they exist.—Farm
PARASITES MAKE PEARLS.
A Tapevorqi the Nucleus of the Oys
ter's Precious Product.
Familiar as may be the £act that
pearls are formed around intrusive for
eign bodies within the shell of the oys
ter, the notion that such iiftrusive
bodies are apt to be inorganic parti
cles, such as grains of sand, must, as
serts the Quarterly Review, be given
Recent investigation has shown that
the nucleus which must be present
if a pearl is to be formed is the larva
of some "highly organized parasite"'
having a complicated and as yet Inac
curately known life history. The para
site would seem to form a pit in the
outer surface of the mantle or fleshy
flap that lines the shell, of the oyster,
and this mantle, in order to protject
Itself, secretes a pearly coat around
Microscopic examination of thin sec
tions made, through decalcified pearls
showed that*/ they are almost in ail
cases deposited aqrnnd a minute larva,
which seems almost certain fvKfcthe
larva of the
way into the
they set up lndi
the formation of
THE itAY'S LATEST.
Human Hear* Successfully Phote
Some astonishing developments in
ray photographing have resulted from
long and patient efforts, some details
of which the experimenters explain in
Professor Rieder and Dr. Joseph
Rosenthal of Munich have been col
laborating in the work and declare
they have succeeded in obtaining in
iess than, a second of time ray pho
tographs of the human chest, the pa
tient ceasing to breathe meanwhile.
Having proceeded thus far, they sought
to take pictures of the human heart
between its beats, as it was found that
the beating of that organ impaired the
exactness of the photographs. Having
first of all accurately gauged the time
elapsing by a process they art* prepared
to describe at length, by the use of the
most sensitive films procurable and
the strongest possible rays, good
photographs were secured in one-tenth
of a second.
The outlines of the heart and a large
portion of the lungs were photograph
ed with much greater success and
clearness than had been hitherto found
AN ANIMAL INFIRMARY.
Where Diseases of Beasts Are Stud
ied l»y Specialists.
In a little low building at the Phila
delphia Zoological park investigations
are now being made of great impor
tance to the world. For a long time
it has been suspccted that the germs
of contagious diseases are communi
cated to human beings by domestic
pets, cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, mon
keys or mice. But no scientist has
been able to say, "I know that germs
are communicated ia this way." It
will be the work of the corps of doc
tors now engaged in investigating ani
mal diseases at the new infirmary of
the Philadelphia Zoological park to set
tle this important point.
A secondary object to be attained
by the experiments is to determine the
best means to cure the ills of the ani
mal world. This is the phase of the
work that will chiefly interest veteri
narians all over the world, while the
SHOWING HIS TONGUE TO THE DOCTOR.
first naiuod feature of the experiment
will chiefly concern those intruste!
with the alleviation of the woes of the
In the interests of these important
questions the authorities of the zoolog
leal park and +1ICJ veterinary surgeons
and medical men engaged with them
in conducting the experiments have
not hesitated io icrifiee valuable ani
mals. The veterinary department of
the University of Pennsylvania has
purchased a inir -r of monkeys. Those
monkeys have been inoculated with
the tuberculosa germ and turned loose
among a cagefr' of monkeys at the
Zoological park. They have been care
fully watched, with a view to deter
mining whether or not they commu
nicate the disease to the healthy mon
keys. -and a record is kept of all the
conditions of thei'- vitality during the
progress of the disease.
Novel MI'k Cars.
An interesting r.eparture has been
made by the at Northern Railroad
company of England in conveying mdk.
and the idea has been taken up in Ire
land to the extent of urging the rail
road companies to r.^e s'milar appara
tus. The ruilk card are fitted with a
special adjustable ventilating appara
tus, and the osclllption which has on
a number of occa :r.:3 nearly cli. rned
milk into butter during a journey has
almost disappeared. Even at rapid
speed on sharp curves there is scarce
ly any oscillation. The vans are forty
five feet long and run on two four
A Safety Elevator.
A New York bank has a safety ele
vator operated by electricity and auto
matically. Thus the wages and im
pudence of a boy are saved. While the
door remains open heaven and earth
could not move the car up or down the
fraction of an inch. But when you
step inside and close the door the lock
ing mechanism is released. By touch
ing a push button you ascend or de
scend at will. This elevator would
make a fine plaything for a boy of ten.
And he could never hurt himself.—
New York Press.
Cure For Bed Noses.
Professor Lassar, the German skin
specialist, has found a method by
which red noses can be made to re
sume their normal color. He uses an
instrument shaped like a toothbrush,
with platinum wires instead of bris
tles. These wires are: connected with
electrical machine. The treatment
Consists in hammering the lurid nose
With the brush until it bleeds, when the
treatment is stopped, for a day. After
that two poundings a week for a few
months suffice-to eliminate the excess
"Edith, there is one thing "that I lik«
"Really. What's that?"
"My arm!"—Ally Sloper's Half Holi
There's the Rub.
"Do you know, I sometimes grow
so tired of this idle butterfly existence
that I'm almost tempted to go ito
"And why don't you?"
"Oh. I'm afraid I'd find work even
more tiresome."—San Francisco Ex
Drnvring tlie Line.
Mr. Jumbo—But why are you in such
a hurry to go in?
Miss Ellie—Because mother says it
is most indiscreet to sit in a hammock
with a gentleman who weighs more
than half a ton.—Browning's Magazine.
And \o Wonder
Budding M. P.—That's the worst of
having a reputation for being a humor
ist. No sooner did I stand up and open
my mouth to make my speech than
they all yelled with laughter.—Punch.
Xnt Aliogether H:eless.
Grace—I actually had three men at
my feet last week.
Edith—Oh, well, don't get discour
aged. Perhaps you may yet find a chi
ropodist who will be able to afford you
Gave Out Together.
"Before we were married, Edward,
you said- your love'for me would last
forever, and how"—
"Well, did your dowry last forever?"
STATE-OFvMiN»*iJOTAv -----... -.
District Court, Tenth Judicial District.
Elda Hendprson plaintiff. va.'Frank Henderson
The State of Minnesota to the above named
You are hereby summoned and required to
answer the complaint of the Plaintiff in the
above entitles action, which complaint has
beep filed in the office of the Clerk of said
District Court, at the City of Austin, County
of Mower and state of Minnesota and to serve
a copy of your answer to said cemplaint on the
subscribers, at their office, in the City of Austin,
and County of Mower, within thirty days after
the service of this summons upon you, exclusive
of the day of such service and if you fail to
answer the said complaint within the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in said action will
apply to the court for the relief demanded in
Dated this 13th day of September, 1905.
SHEPHERD & CATHERWOOU
Attorney for Plaintiff,
It is ordered, that all persons interested in
said estate appear before this court on Mon
day, the sixteenth day of October, A. D., 1905,
at 10 o'clock a. m,, at the court house in the
city of Austin in said county, then and there to
show cause (if any there be) why license should
not be granted for the sale of said real estate,
according to the prayer of said petitioner.
And it is further ordered, that this order
shall be published once in each week, for three
successive weeks prior to said day of hearing
in the MOWER COUNTY TRANSCRIPT, a weekly
newspaper printed and published at the city of
Austin in said county.
Dated at Austin, Minnesota, the 10th day of
By the Court.
[8EALJ J. M. GREENMAN,
Sept ^0. 27 Oct t.
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT-OUR
NEW STAR FLOUR.
Is as good as the very Best—Try it.
Lowest possible price in 500
pound lots or more at ihe 'vlill.
Bring your Wheat for
We will treat you right. Buck
wheat, live Flour, Corn Meal
Graham and Mill Stuff gener
ally. Feed ground satisfactory.
J. H. Meyer
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Order to Bear Petition for
to Sell Land of Minor.
STATE OF MINNESOTA,
County of Mower—ss.
In Probate Court.
Special term, Sept. 19,1905.
In the matter of the guardianship of Sam
Anderson, Carl Edwin Ander=on and Olena
On reading and filing the petition of Ole A.
Anderson guardian of said minors, represent
in*,amongother things,that they the said wards
are seized of certain real estate in the township
of Udolpho Mower county Minu.uud that for the
benefit of said ward, the same should be sold,
and praying for license to sell the same. And
it appearing to the satisfaction of the court,
from said petition that for the benefit of said
wards said real estate should be sold
Judge of Probate.
Sept 20, 27 Oct 4.
Order for Hearing oil Petition for
Settlement of Account and on
Petition for Discharge of
fcxecutor or Adminis
STATE OF MINNESOTA,
County of Mower—ss.
In Probate Court.
Special Terra Sept 15, 1905.
In the matter of the estate of William
On receiving and filing the petition ofWilliam
A.Gqslee representing, among other things, that
he is the adraiListrator of the estate of the above
named decedent, and that he has fully ad
ministered said estate and filed the final ac
count thereof and praying that a time and
place be fixed for hearing said petition, the ex
amination and allowance of said account, and
the making and filing of the final decree of dis
tribution of snid estate and that a further
time -ind place be fixed for the hearing of said
petition for-the tischarge of said William'A.
Goslee together with the sureties on his bond.
It is ordered, that said petition for the exam
ination and allowance of said account and the
filing of the final decree in sstid matter be heard
at the probate court office in the court house
at the city of Austin in said county of Mower,
on Monday the 16th day of October A. D. 1905,
at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day.
It is further ordered, that notice hereof be
given to all parties interested by publishing
this order, once io each week, for three succes
sive weeks prior to said day above specified for
the examination of said final account, in the"
MOWEE COUNTY TRANSCRIPT. a weekly news
paper printed and published at the city of Aus
tin in said county and state.
Dated Austin. Minn Sept. 15. A. D. 1905.
By the Court,
(Seal) J. M. GREENMAN
Judge of Probate.
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