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NEW ULM, MINN.
M'EMIL WESCHCKE, Managing Editor.
Wednesday, June 20, 1888.
To one who has never studied a cn
minal character with deeper interest
than ordinarily shown by reading the
story of a crime, it must be a moment
of unusual consequence to be placed
suddenly in the presence of a notorios
offender. It is with a feeling of sever
ity and yet freshly a,w akened interest
that gaze on the face of a fellow
man, who, the very image of ourselves,
with every attribute that proves him as
belonging to our great family, holds
that position in daily life which engen
der* in our hearts a feeling akin to
loathing, and we experience a certain
embarrassment to have his criminal
countenance scan our own with a look
of sciutm) or indiffeience.
By the man\ who have visited the
•^tate Prison at Stillwater, and v\ ho
have stood face to face with toe notori
ous Younger orothers, the Northneld
bank robbers, such a sensation was cer.
tainly experienced, and although theie
may have oeen some, who relished the
idea of shaking hands with a man con.
victed for murder, recognizing in so
doing, tUat they stood before one what
was their superior, if it be onl} in no
toriety, the majority of prison visitors,
affected by the novelty of their experi
ence, entertain doubts as to tne pro
priety of condescending to such an act
of greeting, which, cherished bv the
condemned, still proves to them that a
certain esteem exists for them in the
heart of the out-side world. We be
lieve that this practice, which in minor
cases would of course be a proper one,
ina&much as it may soothe a penitent
prisoner, is fraught with evil conse
quence in the instance of those charac
ters, who, devoid of most if not all no
bility and purity of feeling, deem it but
a just and deserved reward to be hon
ored by the friendly greeting ot a man,
who, although occupying a different
station in life, finds it not below him to
confer with one, who in the eyes ot the
world is past redemption. Instances
are on record wheie popular sentiment
has expressed itself so utterly lmpropn
ately and, to saj it mildly, foolishly, in
tendering proof of sympathy, jes, and
on the part of silly woman, admuation
for a cummal, that the latter, aware
of the prominence of his visitors, con
ceived the idea that his deed was a jus
tinable one. He would glory in his
action, and having once been permitted
to entertain a couise of thought most
gratifying to himself, although not to
his judges, penitence wouid undoubted
ly be the last condition which an un
prejudiced juror would find him.
In the case of the Younger brothers,
the conditions spoken of are witnessed
to a greater or lesser extent, and al
though their crime has not been com
mitted at a late date, the incidents ot
the same are ever recalled and contem
plated upon by the robbers, who relate
tneir story with a certain gust, witness
ing the eage. glances from the eyes of
their heaters. Such a proceeding how
ever, sympathizing as it may be tor the
prisoners, and theiefor Deneficial in
one eentse, is one of harm to the public,
and especially to those who are natur
ally weak in the understanding ot the
full consequence and character of such
deeds as committed by the pusoners
before them. This is the case with idi
osyncratic people and with childieu.
The latter, although not introduced to
reality, have ample opportunity to ac
quaint themselves with every detail
connected with the criminal act of a
condemned prisoner, and what oppor
tunity fails to do for them, in prevent
ing them a visit to the prison, "blood
and thunder" literature fully supplies.
We deem it therefore wrong to allow
of the public's free access to a place
where harmful influences may be
brought to beai ou n- cuaiactei, and
with the same right and for the same
leason that we denounce the publishers
and authors of the mckle-and-dime-no
vel literatme as malefactors, we regard
the regulations of the state-prison, al
lowing of free opportunity to see the
worst of ciiminals, as maleficient.
It was indeed a hard tussle in Knute
Nelson's district last week, when tha
Republican convention gathered at St.
Cloud to appoin his congressional suc
cessor, Necessarily it had to be a
strong and popular man to step into
his shoes, and it seemed dubious from
the start who would be the winner, as
Buckman and Barto, as well as Corn
stock were well and nearly equally
matched. Gilman, who by the way is
named as a ,,dark-horse candidate" for
the governorship, seemed to take an
interest in the proceedings, especially
ia the welfare of Barto, and certain
muimurings were expressed to the ef
fect that the latter's nomination would
give Gilman a clear field.
On the forty-fifth ballot Comstock
secured fifty votes and therewith the
nomination for congressman. His op
ponents good-naturedly congratulated
and praised him, and the choice of the
Republicans in Nelson's district is con
sidered by all sides as an excellent and
JLrA-...Xf!*f*,'!r&* 1 W a
Sympatny is 111 applied in politics,
and however sincere a partv may be in
the demonstration of kindness and re
spect for the aged, it should never for
get of what consequence its demeanor
might possibly be. The nomination of
Thurman for the vice-presidency is in
our eyes more an act of sympathetic
appreciation of the *'old Roman's" qua
lities of heart, than it is a just recog
nition of his general ability, which we
would not doubt of having once existed
but which, centered in a man 75 years of
age, therefore long past the prime of life,
is not to be depended upon in an emer
gency. And this emergency may arise
Taurman, if elected, might be called
upon to exercise duties as president of
the United States, and then, we say it
iihoat ui&respect to the honored Demo
crat, it would be shown that he is unfit not
for want of ability but for want of energy.
For this reason we call his nomination
one of tlie gieatest mistakes Democra
cy ever made. ^,
It seems fiom reliable reports, which
have come to light through the efforts
of investigating parties, that Merriam
has centred some influential forces in
our distiict, and that he has placed a
ticket on the fence which clearly defines
his aspirations for the governorship,
especially designed against the present
incumbent of that office. The chief ex
ecutive of the state however, aware of
the earnest endeavors of his opponent,
expresses himself as confident of stand
ing on equal footing with him, and in
fact assures his friends of holding his
own against Scheffer or Merriam, or in
tact against any other candidate. "Mer
riam*' he says, "will no doubt find out
of what consequence his eager solicita
tions in the 2. district will be before the
election comes off. I am confident of
deserving the recognition of the people
next fall, and aside from the fact that
Minnesota generally tenders her gover
nor a second term, I feel as though my
past record is my best recommenda
The long dreaded news has at las
come Frederick William, Emperor of
Germauy, is dead. His demise occurred
at 11 o'clock on June 15, at Potsdam,
and was witnessed by the members of
the ro} al family, of which Prince Wil
helm. the cionn-prince succeeds his
father as King of Prussia and Emperor
of Germany. The new monarcu is but
28 years of age, and although not as
popular with the mass of the people as
his father, is the idol of the soldiers,
who give him their hearty support.
Just what the relation between the
regent and tne ministry will be is a
matter of conjecture, but Bismarck is
understood as standing high in the
noting man's esteem.
In discussing the Mills bill last Wed
nesdaj, the House listened to an appeal
by Mr. Lmd made in behalf of the can
celation of duty on machinery used in
the manufacture of binding twine. The
Mills bill, which places machinery used
in the manufacture of cotton bagging
and jute sacks on the fiee list, pas no
attention to binding twine, snowing it
to be partial and justly deserving the
criticism and correction made by Lind
The House however could not or would
not be convinced of the necessity of our
congressman's amendment, and thus
his constituents can only praise him for
his endeavors, hoping for future suc
The last repor ts from the Chicago
convention are to the effect that Chaun
cy M. Depew is the leader in the race
for the presidential nomination, and
that a western man, probably Alger of
Michigan or Allison from Iowa will
hold the second place on the ticket.
Gresham, who is the most popular in
the Republican West, has to meet with
opposition from the eastern states, and
the convention will presumably recog
nize the necessity of being sure of New
York's vote, which cuts the main
figure in the campaign.
Shei man's followers express them
selves as confident of gaining the dis
tinction they covet for their candidate,
but the youthful bloods of the Bepubli
cans favor Gresham.
No matter who will be nominated,
we believe that the party will be a unit
this fall and support the leader of the
majority, be he Gresham, Depew or
Sherman. Relative to a close fight and
a tie the chances for a dark horse are
favorable, and even this phase is not
improbable in view of the equally
matched strength of some of the can
John M. Thurston, of Nebraska, was
elected temporary chairman at the Chi
cago conventian last Monday. His op
ponent, M. M. Estee, of California, was
a strong and influential candidate for
the same position.^ W 1 $
It is amusing in the extreme ~io per
eieve the attempt at flattery made by
the Democratic press of this state in re
gard to Knute Nelson. Fully satisfied,
as are his own Republican friends, that
the Congressman Irom the 5th is ene of
the foremost and ablest of American
legislators, being alive to the issues of
the day, and being honest in dealing
with them, the democrats would feign
call him their own. and by means of
flattery and trickery^ want to seduce
him. Gentlemen, you do not knew
Knute, and will be sadly dissappointed
Toeg-s to a
3? NEW DIRECT LACING
Spring and Summer.
SPRINGAND SUMMER STOCK.
I shall continue to give great bargains in Mens', Youths'
and Boys' Clothing, Hats and Underwear. Good Suits from
$1,50 up, Boys Pants from 50 ets, up, /Good Men's Suits
from $4-00 up. keep the largest line of single pants in all
shades. 0,ur line of Underwear is the largest in the city,
and will be sold at bottom prices, ranging from 25 cts. up.
Latest Styles in stiff and soft hats and the line is immense.
The prices are so low, that everybody can afford to buy
himself a good hat for very little money. Twenty-five cents
will buy a fair hat, and fifty cents is not too much for a hat.
I keep the celebrated
ROYAL "WHITE SHIRT
it, and you will find it is the best for the money. No trouble
to show goods.
THROUGH HONESTY I PROSPER.
BRUS T' & GRAFF,
Dry Goods, Groceries,
& Gfeittg iteqigh.-
ir\g 0 ooI$, Boot^ kijd $l\oe$.
Stoves and Ranges,
Gasolin Stove and Tinware.
Hardware, Farming Imple
ments, Nails, Fence Wire,
Pumps, Western Washers,
Clothes Wringers, Boss
Churns, etc., etc., etc.
special attention given to mending and repairing of Tin Ware. All
NEW ULM, MINN
HAS THIS SPRING
EOLLS 0¥ .WALL PAPEE
For sale by
for sale, also the finest Center and Comer pieces and other Decorations.
The only store in New Ulm where both &
MRS. A. OLDING,
AND DRESS TRIMMINGS,
NEW ULM, MINN.
^are sold. He also carries an extensive line of *.*.
.STATMERY, ALBUMS, ACCORDEQNSpD VIOLINS.
Subcriptions taken for American and European periodicals.
Prices guaranteed. ^Mail orders receive prompt attention^ Re
member the place, one door north of F. KuetzingV £*%%$£
come and try
of all kinds,
ICE CREAM AND SODA
and everything pertaining to a first
class Confectionery at
Eiker's Palace Restaurant,
POST OFFICE BLOCK.
A IBehnkei Manager,
The Prince of Clothiers is in the
field with a full assortment of
READY MADE CLOTHING,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
all of which are to be disposed of
at bankrupt prices. ,£"
Give him a call in his new quar
ters in Klossner's new Brick Block.
So Ask the Readers of the Review,
WHEN THEY GLANCE AT His"
BARGAIN AD. I*
Great PLed-uotion in Prices
ON ACCOUNT OF THE LATE SEASON WE ARE OBLIGED
TO REDUCE PRICES OFA GREAT MANY GOODS.
Dress Goods in White and Colors.
10 to 12 yds. Fine Dress Goods with 2 Width Embroidery
3|PiPl**^?ilKW* match, offered very low.
Dress JRbes, Full Size $2+20, Reduced from $2* 75.
7* 2+85, 3 5 0
af1S3*60, 3 4*50.
"M Jh ^5*00
Also Great Reduction in Swiss- Embroidery at 85 cents,
1 worth $1.35. 65 cents, worth $1.00.
Parasols a fine line." Pretty Child's Parasol only 28 cts. ^tBlack
Satin, 20 inch, with Red, Blue, Ecrue or White Lining $1.20, well
worth $1.75. Fine Parasols with Wide Black Silk Lace $2.45, worth
$3.50. Plain, all Silk $1.65, sold last season for $2.50.
Summer Underwear for Ladies and Children. Ladies fine Vests
white or unbleached, 25 cts. each, worth everywhere 45 cts. Better
Goods at 35 and 45 cts., which are Great Bargains. Gloves and Mitts,
Lisle and Silk, 25 cts. and up. All wool Cashmere Shawls $1.00, sold
last summer at $1.45.
GREAT BARGAIN THIS SATURDAY IN BLACK
LOOK OUT FOR NEXT WEEK'S BARGAIN ADD.
S a a in :^&-<5lxre3rldusexxi.oxxt.
Of course you want to decorate your residences and places of business
during the coming festival.
has received a large stock of
Flags, Chinese Lanterns,
And sells them at very low prices.
Po£t Offide ©lodk. jfew Ulm, Jdi^ij.
PROMPT ATTENTION TO MAIL ORDERS.
B. BEHNKE & CO.,
EXTENSIVE OPENING OF NEW AND DESIRABLE
^eady-Dqade dlotl\iifg, iW doat& f)fy $ood£,
8oot$ ar\d $t\oe$, fsfotioi^, G[foderie^
WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INVITE OUR
FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS TO GIVE US A CALL
AND EXAMINE OUR GOODS. W E SELL AT
THE LOWEST PRICES.
Just received a new stock and full
supply of ^f-jffx
of the latest patterns. A fancy
GL&VW/ AND MITTENS.
Special Bargains in
Handkerchiefs and Dress Trimmings
$feat Safgain^ every gattifday.
'5.25, ,6.0O. I
B. BEOEE & CO.
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER.
PUNS UD SPECIFICATIONS FURMISHEDF
JOB WORK DONE IN CITY OR COUNTRY^
Bids given on Buildings of ail kind
Stucco Glue and Plaster Paris for Sale*
S air Furnaces Sold and Set.
Cor. Minnesota and 2nd N. Sts., jjjj:
$i Over Tappe's Tailor shop.
St ^i AND
Star Sample Room,
10SEPH SCHNOBRIC Propr.
A fine lunch will be served every day
Cor. Mann. & $enter,stre,
New Ulna. *s&
executes all work promptlv and atP
reasonable prices. Artistic Grainina a