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Greater Display Tha Ever
Before Fro he World's Most
Noted Herds.
Special re ms for Minne-
nesota Exhibitors.
The exhibit of cattle at the Minne
sota State Fair has always been of
marked excellence. In the Shorthorn
breed alone the late William King
and Messrs. H. F. Brown and N. P.
Clark have maintained a standard at
home that it has been hard for com
petitors from without the state to
equal. In other breeds the entries
have not been quite as large, but the
quality has been such that the fairs of
our state have been classed as among
the very best shows of live-stock on
the American continent. It is in the
cattle department that the largest
amount is offered in money premiums.
This year a total of $17,664 is offered
in addition to some specials in the
way of silver services and cups. This
is a larger amount than is provided
by any state fair in the country and is
an increase of 41 per cent over that
listed for premiums a year ago. The
American Shorthorn Breeders' Asso
ciation for various reasons has de
cided not to continue its so-called
National Show at the Minnesota Fair.
For a few years past it has made this
fair one of the three or four special
shows for distributing a large amount
of money in special association pre
miums, providing a special catalogue,
appointing its judges, and conducting
its show as a part of the Fair itself.
This year the Shorthorn Association
still contributes very liberally, viz.,
$1,500, totvards the premium list,
which amount is more than doubled
by the Fair Association, making a
total for Shorthorns alone $3,032.
This is not quite as much as was
offered last year for the reason above
mentioned, but in every other of the
tea breeds for which premiums are
listed thare is a marked increase over
the former totals. This increase va
ries from $451 to $1,055 per breed.
Within the past ten years the interest
taken in dairy cattle has been most
marked, and the advance of the in
dustry of dairying has been extremely
rapid, even to the far northern and
western parts of our state. The
breeders of pure-bred dairy cattle
have made consistent demands for an
increased classification for their
breeds at the Fair. This year their
requests have been granted and a total
increase of 301 per cent has been made
in the money offered for the dairy
breeds alone In the classification by
ages, groups, herds, etc., there are
twenty-seven lots where there were
formerly twenty. There is no state
fair in the country that offers as com
plete a classification as this, and the
opportunity is now placed before the
dairymen of making a record in the
way of numbers and excellence of
exhibits, such as has never been
equalled before at our State Fair.
It goes without saying that a breeder
just beginning has much to learn in
the art of fitting and showing live
stock, as well as obtaining knowledge
concerning the accepted standards of
the breed he handles. Furthermore,
the beginner is handicapped by fewer
numbers at home from which to make
selection and generally by a smaller
purse. Whatever has been the result
in other states, the managers have
this year decided, as far as the cattle
department is concerned, to offer
every encouragement possible to the
home breeders, and for this reason
now provide a complete classification
throughout the tea breeds listed for
cattle owned by Minnesota exhibitors.
This special Minnesota money
amounts to $4,500. To still further
safeguard this Minnesota money for
the smaller breeders and exhibitors,
the rule is made that Minnesota cattle
which win first or second prizes in the
classes open to the world cannot com
pete again for the money offered to
Minnesota exhibitors only. The
matter is now up to the breeders of
our state as to whether or not they
will make the best use of this oppor
It is the opinion of the present su
perintendent of cattle that the judging
of all stock should be completed as
soon as possible after the opening of
the Fair, in ^order that the exhibitor
may have more time to advertise his
premiums won and make sales from
his herd. If it were not for the fact
News Item-Some of the standpat
arid vote for Democrats
that so much of the lives-tock comes
in on late Sunday trains from other
fairs, he would advocate the beginning
of judging Monday afternooB, to be
completed by Wednesday night. In
the past it has seemed impossible for
the herdsmen to prepare their cattle
the show-ring before Tuesday, and
so the judging cannot commence until
Tuesday morning, but after that time
it will be pushed rapidly, and for this
purpose not more than an average of
two breeds have been allotted to any
one judge.
In spite of the prolonged drought in
the West the exhibits will be larger in
number and better in quali.y than
ever before, so that the Minnesota
State Fair of 1910 will pass into his
tory as the greatest in its long and
prosperous career.
Actress of To-day.
When Julia Dean first went upon
the stage she was sure of a welcome
for another's sake. Now she is sure
of it for her own, and Human Life
for August tells why.
Miss Dean has the honorable post
of being one of the foremost leading
women in America, a post second in
rank only to that of star. 'Tis
whispered along the sounding-board
of the Rialto in New York that for her
that honor is only a little way off.
Hers has been a life of strange
coincidences, showing how Fate some
times plays battledore and shuttlecock
with people whose lives strangely
touch at various stages of the game.
These coincidences form much of tne
romance of her story.
From shining at first only by a re
flected light, the article traces her up
ward way step by step, from the first
humble beginnings twelve years ago
to her present position, with but one
round of the ladder above her.
Part of this article consists of a
talk by Miss Dean herself in which
she gives to Human Life readers her
philosophy of clothes. She empha
sizes the importance she places on the
matter of dress by declaring that she
would rather be considered smart,
chic, and well groomed than beauti
ful. She lays down one simple rule,
following which one is sure to be har
moniously dressed for all occasions.
Miss Dean also sets up a guide-post
in the difficult matter of choosing the
most becoming colors for which her
readers will be duly grateful.
•t U—l(!»J—UUJL.1 'Jj'jf'W
If He Couldn't Hang Onto Both-What Would You Expect Him To Do?
Promises To Be a Great Event.
Increase in Premiums High
Class A Features.
Local Horses will compete on
the track.
Many Exhibits of Live Stock
and a Products.
The annual Brown County Fair
will be held at the fair grounds on
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
Sept. 15, 16, 17. The officers and
directors of the Brown Co. Agricul
tural society have arranged for a fair
which will surpass all former ones in
amusements and in the amount of pre
miums. Premiums on live stock and
farm products have been increased
TheKamakishi family, a troop of
Jap performers, and the Murdos with
their trained dogs, will furnish amuse
ment and entertainment for the crowd.
Several New TJlm horses will enter
the races this year. Purses to the
amount of $1,100 will be given to the
winners of the horse races.
-No Reunion of Civil W a
Veteran at State Fair this
Will Meet at State Capitol.
The annual reunion of the Associ
ation of Minnesota Civil War Veter
ans will not be held at the state fair
this year as usual.
The anti-pass rule of the fair board
is responsible for the change.
Heretofore on the day the veterans
held their reunion at the grounds old
soldiers were admitted free. Z'
Gen. L. F. Hubbard, president of
the association sent out notices call
ing the reunion in the representatives'
chamber at the state capitol for Wed
nesday, Sept. 7.
The call says officers of the associa
tion have been informed that the old
soldiers cannot this year be admitted
to the fair free.
leaders have decided
districts where progressives have been
By permission of St. Paul Dispatch.
Republican congressional ticket
New Ulm Will Send a Large Dele
gation to Young America.
Round Trip $1.50. Special
Train in Service.
Will you be among the two hundred
visitors from New Ulm who have ex
pressed their desire to attend the festi
vities at that hospitable little town on
the M. & St. L., Young America?
No doubt you will. The time for the
event is near—August 28tb.—and the
societies officially participating in the
celebration are making strenuous
efforts to send a full quota. The
Ladies Turner class and Ladies
chorus will turn out from forty to
fifty strong, and the 2nd Reg't Band
furnishes about thirty men. Besides
these there are many citizens who
gladly will avail themselves of this
splendid opportunity to have a day
off and celebrate with the many visi
tors from all surrounding towns.
Young America is known to be a
beauty spot and the people of that
little burg know how to entertain.
Remember that the fare is only $1.50
for the round trip. The train leaves
New Ulm at 8 a. returning it
leaves Young America 8 p. m.
W. Collins Writes from Wash
In renewing his subscription to the
Review W. F. Collins, formerly of
this city, writes from Okanogan,
Wash.: "Keep on sending the Review
to me for I would be lost away out
here without the Review coming each
week. j.
We are having a great deal of
trouble out here with forest fires.
They are burning all around us and
the goverment is engaging men to
fight it. I went out for three days and
was overconas by the great heat and
had to quit.
I am sending you herewith a souve-*
nir postal card of the town It isn't
very large at present but it is a
lively town and has lots of room to
grow. It is increasing and spreading
out right along. Remember me to all
inquiring friends. -rvss**'^
.__..,.. ». Yours trul J^^s^Bm^k^
Oxford Linen Mattress Co. will
Locate at Winona. Market
For Flax Straw.
Against practically every State in
the West, Minnesota has won out in
its fight to have the Oxford Linen
Mattress Co., a $600,000 Maine cor
poration settle in its midst.
Robert G. Gould, president of the
company a few days ago signed con
tracts for the purchase of a large tract
of land at Winona, upon which
suitablej buildings of fireproof con
struction will be erected forthwith.
Several of the unsuccessful bidders
for the enterprise, which it is believed
will in time make American made
linen rank with cotton as one of the
world's greatest textile industries,
offered attractive bonuses to the com
pany to establish itself in their States.
Minnesota was selected as the site
of the mattress company after an ex
haustive inquiry into the merits of the
claims presented by a dozen other
western states which sought to secure
the new industry, because of its
superior shipping facilities by both
rail and water and its accessibility to
the heart of the flax growing country.
Winona has the advantage of trans
portation by the Mississippi and five
lines of railroad.
The Oxford Linen Mattress Co. is a
subsidiary of the Oxford Linen Mills
of North Brookfield, Mass. This
company controls the process of Ben
jamin Cushing Mudge, an ingenious
Yankee, whereby flax can be converted
into linen for manufacture in 24
hours. In view of the fact that it
takes from 20 to 30 weeks to effect this
change by the processes used in
Europe, the Mudge discovery fore
shadows a revolution in the linen
industry akin to that wrought in
cotton more than a century ago by the
invention of Eli Whitney's cotton gin.
While one of the greatest of the
world's consumers of linen, the
United States up to the introduction
of the Mudge process has never been
able to manufacture linen profitably
of the great cost of labor here
as compared with Ireland, Scotland
and Belgium.
By means of the Mudge process the
ten million tons of flax jtraw annually
destroyed by the farmers of this
country as waste will now be available
for use and have a distinct commercial
In the collection of the flax for
weaving, a method new to the linen
industry will be employed. To facili
tate the gathering of the flax fibre, the
company will use portable decorti
cating machines for separating the
fibre from the flax stalks, moving
them from farm to farm as required.
The best grades of the fibre thus
secured will be shipped to North
Brookfield, Mass. for use by the
parent company in the manufacture of
fine linen dress, table and heusehold
goods, which is now being successfully
turned out at the New England mill
by the Mudge process for the first time
in the history of this country. The
lower grades will be used for making
linen mattresses for which there is a
large market in both this country and
Europe. These mattresses have been
approved by the health authorities of
the principal cities of the country as
more sanitary, cooler and cleaner
than either hair or cotton, now so
extensively used throughout the
President Gould and his family and
the families of the other officers of the
company who have been living in New
England, since the industry started
intend to make their permanent homes
in Minnesota.
Piece of Rock Puts Out J. Schroep
fer's Right Eye.
J. Schroepfer, 55 years of age. met
with a painful accident while at work
in the Flint Rock Quarry, Monday
forenoon. Mr. Schroepfer was split
ting rock with a sledge hammer when
a small piece of the rock glanced and
struck his right eye. The contents of
the eye ran out. A local physician
was immediately summoned,?-and
dressed the wound ***$,,
He disappeared from his home inr
St. Paul in the latter part of Novem
ber, 1909. On the afternoon of his
disappearance Orral came home from
school, handed his mother a check
which he had received for $5.65, set
the supper table,^ stepped out of the
back door and didn't return.
The cause of his leaving home was
probably the poor school report
which he had received that afternoon.
It seems he had fallen in with bad
company at school. That evening his
parents notified the police and the
latter searched St. Paul and vicinity
for a whole week.
Nothing was heard of him until
some time in December, when Way
land Small of this city, received a
post card from him. He was then in
Washington state. But as his parents
had said nothing about his disap
pearance to New Ulm friends, it was
not known why he was in Washington.
On the loth of June, Earl Seiter and
another New Ulm boy received a card
from Orral from Billings, Montana.
On one card he said,' "I don't know
where I'm going but I'm on my way."
This at once aroused curiosity.
In the first part of July, J. H.
Edwards, was at St. Paul and called
on Mr. and Mrs. McCue and was told
of Orrals disappearance. Mr. Ed
wards told New Ulm friends and two
of the post cards received here were
sent to Mr. and Mrs. McCue. Letters
and telegrams were sent to Billings
without success.
On August 9th, Earl Seiter received
a post card from Burlington, Iowa.
He immediately telegraphed to Orral's
parents in St. Paul. Mr. McCue then
sent a telegram to the police and post
master of Burlington. Orral was
found by the police, while at work in a
button factory there. He was taken
home by his father the next day,
Aug. 14th.
Mr. McCue was formerly engineer
of the Eagle Roller Mill Co.
Women' Institutes.
Illinois has quite definitely worked
out and tested a plan for Women's
Institutes, which the Federal Depart
ment of Agriculture refers to as
worthy of special consideration.
These institutes were organized in
connection with the Farmers' Insti
tutes, and have been operated success
fully since 1898. The objects to be
promoted are a knowledge of the com
position of foods, and the combina
tions and preparations best calcula
ted to meet the needs of the body the
relation of bad sanitation to disease,
and the means of excluding from each
home and its surroundings the orga
nisms and conditions that threaten
the health and vitality of the family
the architecture of the house, as re
gards the comfort of the family and
conveniences for performing the labor
of housekeeping the arrangement of
the kitchen, and the utensils and
devices for cooking that are useful in
cookery the correct principles and
best practices of domestic science and
the instruction of the young, that they
may be skilled in the performance of
things that relate to domestic science,
Illinois has also created a central
state organization of women, which
holds a meeting once a year in con
junction with the state organization of
Farmers' Institutes.
In Minnesota, the Farmers' Insti
tute has been working on some of the
objects outlined above. Meetings
have been arranged for five different
localities in a circuit one meeting a
day in each locality, from Monday to
Friday inclusive and the circuit
covered in the same manner for four -.
weeks. These meetings were given up
to home subjects, and were largely fe
attended by the ladies. In Cokato
and Cannon Falls, two domestic
science courses, of eight lecture*
each, were given.
Orral E. McCue of St. Paul Sudden-:/!
ly Disappears Last November.
Wanders to Washington
State and now Turns
up in Iowa.
Orral E. McCue, 16-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. McCue, of St. Paul,
formerly of New Ulm, and well known
here, was found working in a button
factory at Burlington, Iowa after an
absence from home of about ten

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