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Official Paper of Mower County
XLII—No 29
There's a young fellow hangin
round towu who let go the best chance
of his life a few years ago when he
tired of the old farm and jumped it.
His dad wanted him to take the farm
and run it and keep
Gee, but it looks like under the new
compulsory school law every youngster
in the state would hav to attend school
regular during the entire year term.
The law will keep tab on all of 'em
pretty close. The clerk in each dees
trick has to turn in a complete list of
pupil in his deestrick and,these
are kept by the county superintender
and the state authorities. The teacher
then reports every month which ones
in this list ain't in school and these de
linquents are turned over to the county
attorney for prosecution of their par?
ents or guardeens. Clerks, teachers
and superintender are all of 'em liable
home for him
and make a
he lived and the
boy could hay the whole ranch and be
longings at the end. It was the same
as if a town man set his son up in
business, exactly. But the boy didn't
see further than his nose. He got
the town fever and the old farm was
sold and dad has ben shiftin' for hisself
since. I beta settin'egg that the boy
sees things differin' when it's too late
To my certain hnowledge he ain't made
any stake yet. He's ben from pillar to
post and if he's got ten dollars to his
name and all debts paid then I'm off
roy reckonin'. Town life ain't all it
looks to a farmer's boy. He thinks
that there Is some patent way in town
of gettln' a livin* easy and without
hard work and there's where he foois
hisself. There's more worry in one
minit with lots of the townies tftan
a boy or man on the farm has in a
Some folks are tryin' to get the ^state
agricultural society to branch out aind
hold two weeks and be for all the
northwest and take the name of inter
state. Rot. Minnesota has paid for
our fair grounds for the only and sole
purpose of boomin* Minnesota products
and interests. Anything that tiies to
go outside ot this to let in other states
to get the advantage of our big fair is
bum. Some fool fair manager who
don't know enuf to pound sand let an
ad of Dakota land go on the back of
every entry card at the recent fair.
It's enuf to make a man rip out a cuss
and it looks like a rakeoff somewhere.
One of the boys who Was up to the fair
told me that outside land companies
were booming Canada jand Montana
and all the rest of the ivbrld and the
taxpayers of Minnesota wasjpaying for
the chance. Let's get somebody on
the board that knows just a little com
mon sense in such things
as to keep
our fair to our own interests and boom
fn\ It's wonderful what a showin*
we can make to the rest of mankind.
I'm mity interested in our state agri
cultural school and alwus was. I
boomed it when it was schemed and
hav stuck by through all its voyage.
My paper says that maybe 500 students
will attend this year and many of these
are takin' up the course of domestic
science. ^That's the stuff. I tell you
onr farmer boys get the best kind^of
practical farm knowledge and idees up
at school and our gals learn to become
practical home keepers and that's the
biggest part of success. I'm stuck'on
this practical eddication. I'm a regu
lar Squeers. When the class spells
wash windows let 'em go out and do
the act and it impresses the mind.' I
don't wonder that there can't teachers
be found to meet the demand for grad
uates in domestic science. It's in the
air. Folks are wakin' up to see the
gigantic advantage of hay
in'-'the boys
and girls go out into life knowin' how
to do something useful and practical.:
Our country schools all ought to catch
on to this practical idee and teach
agriculture and home science,
if they don't strictly tend to and
carry out all the provisions. So there
you are. It's
a bad move to make
all the youngsters get to school and
sticlr there thru the days of. their
youth. It
beats air
ance there is
how much ignor­
among'those who
hav a chance if they used'ifc It's tryin'
to see so many out of school who ought
to be in. I reckon,
the, time ,,the
screws are put to some of the worst
delinquents the roundup of the rest
will be thoro.
It's ten to on* on tbeexpression of
the sentiment of the
this great Middle .west tbaf Tj
Was wrong in votin'forUie jniqiil
rbbber tariff bitt' wA tbat8tnatart
v?4c ^2*
state voted right and accordin' to the
wishes of their constits. And as Presi
dent Tait wisely says if the people wish
the tariff revised further the only thing
is to elect congressmen favorable to it.
That's the whole thing in a nutshell
and that's just what we'll proceed
henceforth and without further delay
to do in this deestrick where the senti
ment is so strong agenst the robber
Aldrich tariff. The idee that a lot of
eastern manufacturers can stand over
congress with a club, and dictate to 'em
just what high tariff should be put on
every article made by 'em so as to giy
'em a chance to rob the consumer by
extortionate prices don't go down with
the farmers and wage earners up this
way. We liv where we ain't afraid to
act on our convictions. Any measly
congressman who will betray his con
stits and play into the hands of the
trusts ain't fit to be hung decently.
It makes me tired to hav the stand
pat agents of the down east cut throat
millionaires cry prosperity as the result
of the new tariff bill when any jackass
knows that if we'd had tariff revision
downward as Taft and the repub plat
form promised we'd hav a million
times more_prosperity for thje consumer
and common people. .We're hayin'
better times in a way because
we've had good crops in many
places and this will start up business
all along. But this prosperity is in
spite of the tariff abortion £ayne law
ruther than as a result of it. You
can't grind down the common people
too hard before there's serious trouble
brewin'. Tbey stand lots of kickin'
about and abuse and snobbyin' but the
limit comes some day and then coroies
the explosion. Tho wage earner is
vitally interested in lower tariff so as
to hav cheaper prices for his cotton and
woolen goods and shoes and his livin!
generally. He's a consumate chump
to keep supportin' a congressman who
sides agenst him and his interests and
givs the trusts a chance to rob him
outrageously. There ain't no half way
ground to stand on.
Successful Industry Which
Brings Good Money To The
Neighboring Farmers.
Lyle's manufacturing interests re
ceived a substantial boom when two
years ago a canning factory was estab
lished there. The promoters went at
the proposition on a large scale and
finally became so heavily encumbered
financially that it was found necessary
to dispose of the factory. The trans
fer was made during last winter and
the owners immediately set to work to
get the factory in running order.
Hardly had work been begun at,Wa
verly this season when the factory their
burned and the factory at Lyle was
called upon to take care of all the cpra
which had been contracted for in the
Iowa town.
The factory at Lyle is housed in a
large substantial frame^buiiding locat
ed in the south part of town. The
Equipment is thoroly modern thruout
and represents an investment of about
$12,000. Four cutters are run continu
ally and five large steam cookers are
required to handle the output.' The
empty cans are stored in the upper
story of the main building while
whole building is used as a packing
and store room. .•
Considering the fact that the indns
try in this locality is in its infancy, the
output this year has been remarkable
Some difficulty was met with at the
outset in supplying a working fdrce
but this has been almost entirely over
come and at present thefactory is well
manned Some 35 to 50 hands are em~
ployed in the husking room and this
force serves to adequately supply the
•'main factory with corn. The cutting
room is located'in the. second star of
the main building, and from this room
the' corn passes alternately thru the
seasoning vats, the filler and finally the
soldering machine. The cans are then
placed in the steam cookers and finally
cooled in a large tank of water."
Over a hundred are Numbered, on the
payroll at the present time and the
wages paid out to this number amount
to $1,75Q weekly. It is interesting to
note tiiebetwfiittwliich thefarmerde-
ffrOQLatan, the farnteris well
sated r'for kis ta^or and tba?
td «yXW and In
year's product $10,000 in ciM^wiU be
used. These figures are chosen as be
ing the most significant and will serve
to illustrate the extent of the canning
industry in Lyle.
Lyleites are rapidly coming to^ reali
zation of what this industry is to mean
to the town. A pay roll as large as
"this factory has, running for a period
of four to five wi-eks will undoubtedly
contribute to the financial well being
of the community, furnish lucrative
employment for a large number of peo.
pie and at the same time supply a ready
market for a paying product. The
citizens have gotten the habit and they
have begun to boost 500 acres have
already been contracted for 1910 and it
is thopght that this acreage will be
materially increased before the opening
of spring. With the confidence of farm
ers and. townspeople established, the
outlook for the canning industry in
Lyle is bright and bespeaks for itseif a
bright future.
It will no doubt be of interest to all
parents at this time to know the main
provisions of the new law which was
enacted by the last legislature concern
ing the enforcement of compulsory
Bchool attendance. The. following are
the main provisions of the law:
Every child, eight to sixteen years of
age, must attend a public or private
school in each year during the entire
time the public school of the district
in which the child resides is in session
A child may, on application of the
parent or guardian, be excused from
part or all of such attendance by the
school board for any of. the following
reasons: Poverty, illness, having com"
pleted the work of the eighth grade
residence being too far from the school.
Every school board will naturally have
to exercise their own judgmentto a
considerable extent in the granting of
The school clerk of every district not
regularly employing a truant officer is
required to furnish the county super
intendent and the teacher of the school
with a list of all the children in the dis
trict of the compulsory school age. He
is also required to send the teacher
notices of all excuses granted by the
school board within five days of the
time when tbey are granted.
Teachers are required to make re
ports to the county superintendent of
all unexcused non-attendance. The
superintendent is in turn required to
report such non-attendance to the
county attorney, who shall notify the
parent or guardian to send such child
or children to school. If necessary,
he may start legal proceedings to en
force the law.
The state commissioner of labor in
St. Paul may in his ofiicial capacity
send notices and enforce the law the
same as the county attorney.
The district clerks, teachers, and
county superintendent are liable to
fines or imprisonment if they do not
comply with the provisions of the law.
Parents or guardians refusing to com
ply with- the law are liable to fine or
It will be noticed thatthislaw has the
same requirements about attendance as
the old law but that it differs in the
method~of enforcement. The old law
was almost never enforced because
7: Prize Dairy Cow Is Soldi
pounds of
of trotter wan
Wednesday September"
school board likedt& enforce the law
against their neighbors. Whether the
present law can be more effectively en
forced is a problem to be solved. It is
a pretty safe guess that no school
clerk, teacher, or county superintend
entis going to take chances on being
fined or imprisoned on account of neg
lecting the duties imposed.
As this is the first school year in
which this law is to be tried there will
no doubt be many questions that will
come jnp and special cases that will
need consideration .If we all try to
"keep cool," however, and use our best
judgement with the constant aim of
doing the best we can for the children^
the law wilTno doubt accomplish what
the legislature intended it to do.:
Esther Fie Dekol, a member of the
bovine peerage of Minnesota, har left
the state and will be domiciled in Au
burn, Mass. Esther Is the prize cow
of Minnesota'and has been sold byW.
F. Schilling of NorthfieW ^to F. P.
Knowlesof Aubarn, KUss. The' cow
became famoua/bythe aanouneement
thst she 1&ad given mMe ttiaa ^itioB
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, Terms—$1.50 Per Annum in Advance
-t (lis
How They Thresh Out The^rr
Conditions Favorable This
Year—Up Toward the Canada
Line here A Number of Mow
er County People are Locate^
va, ne^r^ix^r^Bic may be of
inter&t to Mower county farmers to
know hpw th^: ^fa«|^^a^d threish up
there^^ii^^^^^ilyyiw, fine, in
manj^feciBaitiesI the berty plump and
filled, to the tip. This advances the
value and price of lands. Lignite coal
is $1.50 at the mines which are five to
fifteen miles away
As soon as wheat-cutting is done, the
threshing .machines start from the
shock. The machines used area great,
deal bigger than used down around
Austin. The drive wheels are two feet
across .r The engines 20. to 30 horse
power. They can easy turn out 2,000
bushelis of wheat in a day The ma
chine-men furnish all their own help
and board them. All the farmer has
to do-is to take care of his wheat at the
machine. They get about ten cents a
bushel for threshing wheat. Oats and
barley four and five-cents. Itf this
way there' is hot so much changing
work asihe farmers do not have time.
A cook house mounted on. wheels
around with the machines so
the women folks in the house do no'
have to feed iihe threshersi^Mr.
says his thresh bill will run
about $500. Some jobs will run more
than thatvv
It was K^ up tliere while I was there
getting to 98 in the shade which was
pretty good for-so far- north. The
wheat raising ta bound to play-put but
I believe the time will come when they
can raise as good corn as in Mower
county. Oats and barley also do well
|ty nephew has a, nice grove on hi?
place aud there is no trouble in raising
trees if a man will only take care of
tKifinh vr'W
Tlifi*** startid'.tbr^
frt now two
tout that*
Is what makes customers and establishes a business.
We do the largest clothing business in
Austin, because we make good. The mer
chandise we sell makes good. Our Baron
Clothing is superior to all other ready made
clothing. It fits, it holds its shape, it wear^.
It isn't made up with "fluffy ruffles," bl§t
it has the merchandise,Hhe styles, the tail
oring and the wearing quality. We guaratjr
tee it arid give anew gaiment for any that
does not give satisfaction. Hjood dressers
wear the "Baron Make" because it is up to
date. The young men particularly call for it.
We have made several sales lately to par
ties who bcught their last suits elsewhere,
nearly everyone remarked
"Got Stung"
My suit didn't wear, didn't hold its col
or, [didn'tf hold its shape. No such griev
ance jf you wear Baron Clothing,
Fall and Winter Styles Now Ready.
Greatest and handsomest line of Men's
and Boys' Suits and Overcoats ever shown.
.u ..K'' 1
Excellent line of Men's and Boys' Shoe.*.
We give good values.
jc^iurch buildings, two general stores, a
hardware, and other lines of business,
a nice school house and 15elevators busy
night and day. Crops around were as
fine as any I have seen in thirty years.
Merchantfii-do here mostly a credit
business. One firm having out about
$10,000 in good hands. We were out in
the Russian settlement and nicer farm
ing I never saw. I saw in one garden
about everything you can think of.
The Kussian (people are very sociable
and thrifty.
I was ont to Bee some Mower peo
pie. John Clough, who used to live
in the Dinsmoor district, and George
Smith, well know in Lyle, each have a
half section of land and in a few years
will be well off. There is a fine chance
up there for a young man of any coun
try. If a man has a good home in
Mower county or any other gpod local
ity, I would advise him to^stay there
but there nais doubt in my mind that a
young man maydo well inparts of North
Dakota around Ruso and Velva.
saw some promising pieces of corn if
the frost! did not catch them. I am
however too old to start out in anew
country for a home and will spend the
winter with relatives in Iowa.
14 Saloons In. Austin.
In reply to an inquirer, we reprint
the nameB of the 14 saloon keepers in
Austin to whom license was granted by
our city council for the current year.
as. Geraghty, Geo. O. Dolan, Frank
Veverka, Adam Arens, Soren Peterson.
D. P. Gaul, Ed. Feeney, J. B. Weise,
Herb. Kendrick, Ed. Peterson, Josepb
Wolf, Mi F. Erdman, A. E. Shietds
and George XJmhoefer.
The license/is $1,000 for each, mak
ihg $14,000 in the city treasury. Where
does it go to?
T*W Warning Ye Do* Owners.
^If vicious dogs run loose in yards of
houses, people can expect to call at the
office for their mail in tbefuturef
matter whether they have been re
ceiving It from a carrier or not, for
etoines liave been tabooed in im order
issued by the pos^ oflM department to
th^-Mfect that from now on isarriwa
not to* compfitod to deliver
Dodge Centre Star: As agent of the
Minneapolis Tribune at this place, we
were ad«isedf iast we§k^ that a' page
article ion Ta^itey woullt appear Sun
day, atid to brd^E' anve^tra supply, as
many people would wairt lo read it, but
alas, We £aye always sold almost every
paper we get, but no&S& this time. Al
though we phly. tedBiveTi: our regular
numberi yet for sbhie reason we are
unable to sell any and have the entire
bunch. still on bur hands. None of
our people seem7 to care to read any
more praises Of' the man who has op
posed their inttifesfean congress for the
sake of a few eastern millionaires.
St. Peter Free iSresS: Some of the
papers in the first district
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Ellsworth New8.\ The horseless carri
age and the wireless telegraph is all
right, but the average country printer
would like awfully well to get,a piece
of the man who invented the motion-
less gasoline engine.
Cannon Falls' Beacon: What Mr.
Tawney and some others of our law
makers miss in this tariff discussion is
triat it is the power that dictated the
tariff law that the people fear and hate
more than the tariff law itself, tho
there is absolutely'no justification for
the law Mr. Tawney voted for and he
khbws it very well.
a queer
way of putting things and in reading
them one would almost' come to the
conclusion that President Taft is per
sonally responsible for the shape of the
new tariff bill and under lasting obli
gation to. Congressman Tawney for as
sisting Iiim in getting it passed. We
doubt very much that the president
cares to have it presented in that light*
American Wealth Is Going To
Slightly more than $1,000,000 in cash
was produced in one! day recently by
American settlers at the Immigration,
office at Winnepeg, Man.
This show of wealth was the result
of inquiries by the immigration offici
als to ascertain if these settlers were
liable to become charges on the domin
In addition many of them had car
loads of- effects. Parties arrived in
charge of land companies of St. Paul,
as well as a number of individual -set-^
-Seared With A Hotlronl
Or scalded by overturned kettle—cut
with aknife—bruised by slammed door
induced fnnor intany other way—
ttafttlMM needed at onceris Bucklen's
rto subdne infiammation

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