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.PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
BRANDT & WEDDENDORF.
OFFICE OVER CITY DRUG STORE.
TERMS $1.50 per year in advance.
Office, Corner Minnesota and 1st N Street
NEW ULM, MINN.
Teeth extracted without pain by the use of
ltihzed air or nitrous oxide gas
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Doehne's new brick block.
J)R. A. FRITSCHE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Female Diseases a Specialty.
Office W. Boesch's New Brick Block
New Ulm, Minn.
|}R L. G. BELL,
Office in the Meridian Block
NEW LLM, MINN.
Teeth extracted without pain by the
latest approved methods.
J)R. J. L. SCHOCH
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Calls promptly attended to night or day.
Office over Pioneer Drug Store.
NEW ULM, MINN.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office over Oisen's Drugstore.
When in town, can be found at office
at all hours.
NEW ULM, MINN
T)R. A KOEILNL,
Having treated sick animals for years
I can conscientiously recommend my
self to all who need the services of a
competent Veterinary. Orders may be
left at the Pioneer Drug Store.
NEW ULM, MINN.
JOS. A. ECKSTEIN,
Sttoi'qey & dour^eloi*
Titles examined and perfected.
Particular attention given to col
3®* Office over Brown Co. Bank.«^f
NEW ULM, MINN.
Stto i\ey cii\d douridilof
Also Notary Public and Justice of the
Peace. Collections promptly attended
Office over Klossner's store.
NEW ULM, MINN.
JOHN LINK. C. A. HAGBERO
LIND & HAGBERG,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
Attend to Suits in all the State and
U. S. Courts.
Special Attention Paid to Collections.
GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN LAN
NEW ULM. MINN
AND DEALER IN
Tobacco and Smokers' Articles,
BeiDhorn's Building, New Ulm, Minn
Contractor and Builder.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Estimates on buildings or on materi
al and labor, more especially on mason
work, furnished on application. Prompt
attention given all work and satisfac
tion Guaranteed. The sale of all kinds
of cement, lime, adamant (a new kind
of hard plaster) and plaster hair a
N UNEOLY PAIR.
An Aged Doctor and Niece Charged
with Murdering their Ille
Upon being Arrested, the Examina
tion Develops that the Child
During the past week the people liv
ing in Sleepy Eye and the vicinity of
Golden Gate have been furnished with
the particulars of an affair which is both
crupl and sensational in its details. It
will be remembered that at the spring
term of court an eftort was made by
the grand jury to attach guilt to one
Dr. Brodda, of Golden Gate, and his
niece Augusta Kunz, who.it is claimed,
had liV3d together, apparently as man
and wife, for a period of one year. In
April the woman, who is about 28 years
old, gave birth to twins. Everybody
believes that the old doctor is the fath
er of the children, but as both the man
and woman swore to the contrary, the
grand jury could take no action.
Ever since their appearance before
the jury, it is stated, the woman and
her uncle have been trying to give the
infants away. None of the neighbors,
however, would accept of them, and
now it appears that in order to get them
out of the way they have adopted the
cruel and inhuman method ot starving
them to death. Neighbors who called
at the place frequently spoke of the
children as ht subjects for charity and
complained to the county commission
er of that district regarding the treat
ment given them by the doctor and
his niece. Money was appropriated by
the county for tne purpose of supplying
the children with milk, but it does not
seem that it was ever devoted to its
proper use. The infants took sick, and,
as the mother herself says, gradually
weakened. Dr Wellcome was sum
moned by neighbors and stated that
nothing was wrong with the little ones
but lack of food But notwithstanding
his advice to give them more to eat,
matters grew worse, and it is even said
by neighbors that they were refused ad
mission to the house by the doctor while
upon their mission of kindness.
Friday morning a week ago, one of
the infants died. A coroner's inquest
was held together with a postmortem ex
amination by Drs. Marcellus and Well
come, and a jury, consisting of such re
putable citizens as A. H. Pickle, Aug.
Schultz, H. Heimerdingei, Wm. Dey,
Chas Strong and Geo Ross, came to the
conclusion that the child came to its
death at the hands of Augusta Kunz and
August Brodda in wilfully and inten
tionally depriving it of sufficient food
to sustain life.
Thursday morning of last week the
so-called doctor and his so-called niece
were arrested. The following day their
trial commenced before Judge Galla
gher on a charge of murder. County
Attorney Robertson and Geo. W. Som
erville were for the prosecution and L.
G. Dnvis for the defense. The trial
lasted through two whole days and furn
ished any amount of sensation. The
testimony is eventually the same as giv
en in the coroner's inquest. The phy
sicians and neighbors all testify to the
fact that the child must have died of
starvation, but the mother stoutly de
nies all such assertions and insists that
she loved the children and gave them
nourishment and medicine. Further
more she testifies that Brodda is not
the father of the children, but that she
came by them while out picking berries
She does not know, she says, who the
father was. The doctor's testimony is
in a similar strain.
Monday afternoon both of the ac
cused parties were brought to thist city
by Marshal Greene. Sufficient evidence
was discovered to bind them over to
appear before the grand jury, and, as
no bail was granted, they will be com
pelled to spend „the period from now
until January behind the bars of the
county jail under charge of murder. The
doctor is an old man of sixty years with
long white beard and hair long since
turned gray. His companion, or niece
or daughter as some think, is a woman
of only twenty-eight.
She takes the circumstances with no
light feeling, and it is thought that if
kept apart from Brodda long enough she
will eventually make a complete confes
sion The old doctor has a wonderful
influence over her. however, and ever
since the first eftort was made to attach
criminality to them she has protected
him with her testimony. The doctor
on the other hand is apparently uncon
cerned over the turn of of aftairs. He
claims to have just as much shrewdness
as the lawyers, and says it will be diffi
cult to get the slip on iiim. He has
N E W ULM, O W N COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDAY S 1891.
lived in Golden Gale some over a year,
and has practiced medicine to some ex
tent without lieense. He claims to
have been a college graduate in the old
country, but is not authorized to prao-r
tice here. He seems to be one of the
most inhuman types of man.
When brought down Monday noon,
the woman carried in her arms the re
maining child, which, Marshal Greene
says, was also nearly starved to death
when he arrested the couple and took
them to Sleepy Eye.
Maria Wellner, the girl who stole
$157 from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J,
Eckstein, besides some very valuable
papers, has confessed. At first she per
sisted in her refusal to admit anything,
but when taken to jail, confessed that
she stole the money and gave it to
Franz Vogel, her lover. She says too
that Vogel induced her to perform the
theft. Vogel, however, denies this and
says he has not spoken to the girl for
several weeks. During the five days
that he was in jail he kept his mouth
closed, and, if he knew ever so much,
did not give anyone the benefit of it.
The money, by the way, is still missing.
Monday afternoon the case
was to have come up before Justice
Baasen for a hearing. The court room
in the jail building was filled with ladies
and men folks and great interest was
taken in the progress of the proceedings
which mean so much for both the man
and girl. The prisoners were brought
into the loom, but as the county attor
ney was absent an adjournment was
asked for. C, R. Dayis of St. Peter ap
peared for Vogel and asked that, if
there was to, be an adjournment, his
client be allowed to give a bond. This
was granted in the sum of $500, and,
Davis, consenting, the heating was post
poned to next Monday at 1 o'clock. The
girl has no attorney and it is understood
that she will plead guilty. When
returned to the jail she wept profusely
and could not be induced to enter the
The charge against both is grand
larceny in the second degree, and if the
evidence is sufficient they will be bound
over to the next term of the district
In writing up the police force of St.
Paul, the Dispatch of Saturday has the
following narrative regarding a mem
ber who was at one time a resident of
New Ulm: "William B. Muiller was
born in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Schwerin,
Germany, Aug. 19, 1858. There he re
mained until he had attained his 12th
year, when he left school and was ap
prenticed on board a merchantman,
cruising through the East and North
seas. He traversed these waters for a
year, then shipped on board the barque
Paul Friedrich Pogge, under Capt. An
derson. He stayed with Capt Anderson
for three years, during which time he
crossed the Atlantic several times,
touching at Valparaiso, Buenos Ayres,
Montevideo and other points in the
Chilian waters. During the last year
under Capt. Anderson he was promot
ed to the position of able seaman. He
was at this time in his 17th year. He
then went into the service of another
merchantman, the Louisa Meyer, com
manded by Oapt. Linderman. He staid
with him abont one an one-half years,
cruising on the Atlantic and in the Med
iterranean sea. While on this brig one
day, near the Straits of Gibraltar, a ter
rible storm occurred, lasting from Sept.
23 to 25th, during which his vessel was
disabled. The crew sighted another
wreck a short distance away. Miller
with four others, manned the long boat
and rescued five mariners. This was in
1876. Miller afterwards entered service
on the board of Lessing, of Hamburg
American steamer line, plying between
Hamburg, Havre, Liverpool and New
York, commanded by Capt. Voss, with
a crew of 114 men. On board this stea
mer he took the position of quarter
master. This was in 1877. He staid
with this line until 1878. He left his
seafaring life when he was 20 years old
at the request of his mother, who had
lost one son in the waters of the mighty
deep. He landed in New York in Jan
uary, 1878. He came direct from there
to New Ulm, where he remained until
1879, and finally located in St. Paul
early during that year.
The wheat acreage of Minnesota last
year was 3,078,787, yielding 40,298,142
bushels.This year the acreage is 3359983
and the estimated average being twenty
bushels to the acre the crop is placed at
67,193,660 bushels. The corn crop will
reach about 21,907,648 bushels, taking
an average of twenty-eight bushels to
the acre the oats about 51,000,810 on
an average of thirty-five bushels to the
acre, and the flax crop, 5,598,144 bush
els or an average of twelve bushels.
WOULD TAKE HIS OW
Fred Alisch attempts Suicide by
Last Friday Fred Alisch, a laborer
living in the west end of town,
attempted to end his own life. In the
afternoon,he secured S'»me strychnine at
Eckstein's drugstore, went home, took
to his room and an hour or so later was
found bv his wife in a helpless condition.
She looked at the bottle which was ly
ing near the bed, saw the word poison
and at once became alarmed. A doc
tor was sent for at once. Antidotes
were applied with success, and the man
is still alive.
The cause for his act of rashness is
not exactly known. When the Eagle
Mill shut down he was thrown out of
employment and with his brother in
law bought a farm near Bird Island.
Everything was packed, ready for leav
ing for their new home, when on the
morning of their contemplated depar
ture trouble arose among the women
folks. Leaving his home, it is stated
that he attempted to drown his feelings
with liquor, but, finding the need of
something stronger, resorted to strych
The Sanitary Commission was the
first example of cooperative woman
hood serving the state the world had
ever witnessed, and as an edui ation it
was of incalculable value to women to
and to the nation. While they were
working for the relief of the army,
women studied the policy of the govern
ment, and learned what tremendous is
sues were at stake— the questions in
volved in the var and the immediate
cause underlying it. They maintained
a sturdy devotion to the national cause,
lightened the gloom of every reverse,
were undismayed by toe discourage
ments of an embaraassed trade and
commerce, which biought faintness to
the heart of men, and stoutly rebuked
the manifestation of a disaffected, com
promising, and unpatriotic spirit. All
the while they maintained a prodigious
correspondence with the soldiers the
army, "thus keeping the men in the
field civilian," says Dr. Bellows, "and
making the people at home, of both
sexes, half-soldiers." Not only did
these women broaden in their views
they grew practical and executive in
work. They learned how to cooperate
intelligently with men became expert
in conducting public business, in call
ing and presiding over public meetings,
even when men made a large part of
the audience, learned how to draft con
stitutions and by-laws,to act as secreta
ries and committees how to keep ac
counts with precision and system how
to answer, indorse, and file letters how
to sort their stores and keep an accu
rate account of stock they attended
meetings with regularity and prompt
ness, and became punctilious in observ
ance of official etiquette in short, they
developed rapidly a remarkable apitude
for business, on which men looked and
wondered. "Where were these super
ior women before the war?" was fre
quently asked. Above all they learned
one another, and found the world grown
suddenly large for them, as they formed
friendships with women from whom
they had long htld aloof be
cause of local, sectarian, or persona]
jealousies and detractions. They had
demonstrated the power of associated
womanhood, when worKing harmoni
ously, aad had awakened men to a con
sciousness that there were in women
possibilities and potencies of which they
had never dreamed. The lesson has not
been forgotten. The young women of
that day are the middle aged women of
the present time, better educated than
their mothers, more self-poised, and
instinct with vital interest in all that
concerns the race. The girls born dur
that period are our young women, who
are coming on the stage better equipped
for the work of life and with larger op
portunities awaiting them than ever be
fore dawned on a woman's vision.
Colleges have been founded for them
scientific, professional art and indus
trial schools have opened their doors to
them remunerative employments have
given them entrance, sometimes in ad
vance of their capacity and fitness
while freedom of choice and action is
the birthright of American women as of
no others on the globe.—From "Co-op
erative Womanhood in the State," by
Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, in North
American Review for September.
Hon. Knute Nelson, when asked if he
is a candidate for governor, says it is to
early to talk politics. That is just
what Mr. Nelson kept saying last year,
and Wm. R. Merriam had the pleasure
of being nominated.
*5F $&g&%gigm ^T^P^ S
W O E NUMBER 712
FO THE BENEFIT O ALL.
It is to the interest of every man, woman or child who lives within a radius
of fifty miles of New Ulm to know that my NEW STORE is finished.
I have removed the clothing stock to the new building, which, by
the way, is the longest in Minnesota, and am now prepared to show a
new and clean line of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HATS, CAPS,
and fact everything peitaining to a geneial store.
IN ALL RESPECTS MY STOCK IS COMPLETE.
B. BEHNKE & CO.,
Sty G[ood& f(ekdy-irjkde Clothjr.g, ^uhhct
Gfood^, 8oot£ ki)d gl\oe& Bkt£ kqd C(kp£.
]Motion& Gfcoderiejsf kqd CWkety.
THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE CITY FOR CASH
PLEASE CALL AND GIVE US A TRIAL.
Farm produce taken in Exchange.
A, Behnke Manager. -D* BEH2TK.E &t CO
E A E I N
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY.
Silver and Silver Plated Ware, Spectacles, etc.
FINE REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
J. C. TOBERER,
CITY DRUG STORE.
HENNINCSEN & KIESEL.
Post Office Block, New Ulm, Minn.
SUCCESSORS TO H. H. BEUSSMANN.
Have Completely Renovated their
contains vast assortment of 5 and 10 cent goods and all kinds of fancy articles
suitable for marriage, birthday and other presents. Mouth organs, accordeoils
jewelry, albums, autographs, pocket books, cigar cases, pipes, cigar holters
guns, revolvers, £shmg tackle and a fine and complete assortment of eenerai
sporting goods. Also a fine selected stock of baby carriages.
shows up a full assortment of shelf hardware iron, steel, mechanics' and far
mers tools of all kinds. The world renowned Baker barbed wire, Geo. W
Pitkin's incomparable mixed paints and a large assortment of machine and other
oils. All our goods are of a first class quality and prices on the same are rocks