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Office, Corner Minnesota and 1*1 N. Street.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Teeth extracted without pain by the nee of
vitalized air or nitrons oxide gas.
QR. L. A. FRITSCHE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Female Diseases a Specialty.
Office in W. Boesch's NewvBrick Blook*
New Ulm, Minn.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in G. Doehne's new buck block.
NEW ULM, MINK.
J)R. J. L. SCHOCH
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Calls promptly attended to night or day.
Office over Pioneer Drug Store.
NEW ULM, MINN.
f)R. C. HIRSCH,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office over Olsen's Drugstore.
When in town, can be found at office
at all hours.
NEW ULM, MINN
L. G. BELL,
Office in the Meridian Block
NEW ULM, MINN.
Teeth extracted without pain by the
latest approved methods.
J)R. A. KOEHUL,
Having treated sick animals for years
I ctn 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.
S A. ECKSTEIN,
Sttofney & dottr^elof
Titles examined and perfected.
Particular attention given to col
jjQTOffice over Brown Co. Bank.,^9f
NEW ULM, MINN.
JOHN LIND. C. A. HAG HERO
LIND & HAGBERG,
ittorneys andCounselors 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.
Sttofi\ey ki\d doui\6ilof
Also Notary Public and Justice of the
Peace. Collections promptly attended
NEW ULM, MINN.
REAL ESTATE AND
MULLEN BLOCK, NEW ULM, MINN.
Fire, Tornado, Hail, Life, Accident,
Plate Glass & Live Stock Insurance
placed in first class Companies.
BOUGHT AN SOLD
Loans negotiated on farm property.
Passage Tickets sold on best Steamship
Lines to and from Europe.
DOCUMENTS OF ALL KINDS EXECUTED & ACKNOWLEDGED.
JUNG & SCHAKLES
have just received a splendid stock of
NEW SPRING SUITINGS,
Inspection will prove that it is the
finest stock of goods ever offered in Hew
Ulm and pleasure is always taken in
showing patterns and quoting prices.
First class tit guaranteed.
NEW ULM MINN.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Eruises. Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fe
ver Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands,
Chilblains Corns, and all Skin Erup
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\j pay required. It is guaranteed to give
"fJ peiieet satisfaction, or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by O.
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A BIT OP MINNESOTA HISTORY.
How Men Suffered and Died in'the Brave
Days ofOld. vir*-*
The Siege ofPt.Eidgely by Infuriated Sav
ages in 1862.
Maj. Eandall's Narrative of one of the most
Thrilling events in Minnesota
In a recent number of the Winona
Daily Republican Major B. H. Randall
furnished the public with a giaphic
narrative of the incidents connected
with the siege of Ft. Ridgely by the In
dians in li62. He starts out with a
description of the fort and among oth
er things says:
Ridgely was in no sense a fort but by
general acceptation, ft was not designed
or constructed as a place of defence.
Indians had agreed by solemn treaty
to remain forever at peace with the
whites, and good Indians never die.
It was built on a place forty rods from
the edge of a steep bluft of the river on
the south, and a gradual sloping bluff,
less abrupt, to a creek running at right
angles on the east about the same dis
A deep wooded ravine extended up
through the nyer bluff to about one
hundred yards of the southwest corner,
while a considerable depression was
concmued some distance farther.
The St. Peter road led up the creek
bluff ravine along the north side of the
tort,with a level stretch of prairie to the
It was such a place as this that the
Indianswould have selected for the build
ing,if they had contemplated its capture.
Near and parallel with this ravine and
road, was a row of six buildings of
hewed logs fronting on the rear of the
barracks,an ayenue of fifty feet between.
The east building in this row was occu
pied by Ordinance Sergeant John Jones
and family—one is the post hospital,
and the others as laundress1 quarters
these were first used for officers' quar
The fort proper was built upon a
square of three hundred feet. The
barracks formed the north side—two
hundred and forty feet in length, two
stories high, with two piazzas the whole
length. This was built of granite, as
was also the commissary on the west
side, with only a passage way between
the two buildings. This was one story,
one hundred and forty by forty feet.
South of this was the sally port,on either
side of which the cannon and field piec
es were parked the remainder of the
west side was covered with a long
building for officer's quarters. The
west hall of the south side was a double
building known as commanding officers'
quarters the other half of the south side
was vacant and open.
The east side was used for officers'
quarters. All these buildings, with
wide verandas, fronted upon the parade
grounds.covered with velvet sward,with
drives and walks of graceful curve—the
flag ever floating from a staff in the cen
ter. All these buildings were built with
grooved corner posts hewed logs ten
oned totitthe groove formed the sides.
The guard house was outside,sixty feet
west of the sally port further west,the
sutler's store, and still further, beyond
the depression at the head of the ravine,
were his store house^and dwelling, not
far from the edge of the wooded bluff.
Directly south of the fort ,and near
the bluff were the long cavalry and fly
ing artillery stables. On the edge of
the ravine at the southwest were ice
and root houses, and intermediate be
tween these and the stable was the gran
ary. Outside of all the quarters were
the outbuildings, sheds, summer kitch
ens, etc., enclosed with high board
A bake house of hewed logs stood on
the east line of the square near the bar
racks, which seemed to offer some pe
culiar attractions during the investment
by Indians—whether from its conven
ient location or solidity of construction,
I never heard them say—but in reality
it was no safer resort than other build
ings except that there were no openings
in the outside wall. It was only a tem
porary asylum for the popular ailment
known as "heart failure." The new
fort was christened Ridgely in 1854 by
Jeff. Davis, who was then secretary of
war, commemorating the memory of a
gallant officer who fell in the war with
Mexico. Changes in the personnel of
the garrison were frequent. No less
than five entire transformations took
place before the secession in 1861—the
only exceptions being that of Rev,
Joshua Sweet, chaplain, and B. H.
Randall, sutler. Their devotion to the
spiritual and temporal wants seemed to
commend them to the changing admin
The first commanding officer was
James Monroe, colonel of the Twenty
seventh New Yors. He died in the ser
vice first adjutant and A. C. S. Lieut J.
C. Kelton, now adjutant in the United
States army. N. J. T. Dana, captain
quartermasters's department, was col
onel of the First Minnesota volunteers
and Major General S.Woods,paymaster
San Franscisco. Those who have seen
the panorama of the battle of Gettys
burg will remember in the foreground
a dead general lying, and near by his
dead horse. This represents the Con
federate General Lewis A. Armstrong,
who was one of the first officers at Fort
Ridgely. Three companies of the Sec
ond infantry relieved the Sixth in 1854.
It was made the headquarters of the
Tenth in 1856, with four companies,
band and staff. These were ordered to
Utah in the Fall of 1858—four compan
ies of the Twentieth infantry, after
building Fort Randall on the Missouri,
Tifev listened with as much eagerness
to the stories of defeat as the whites.
They knew the country was claiming
its able bodied and best men in its sup
port, and watched with interest the de
parture of volunteers for its defence,
and believed, aj they talked, that only
women and old men were left. The
soldiers they respected and feared had
srone from our frontier,
The anxiety to rush everybody to the
front had ieft our posts without garrison
and people without protection, and pro
tests to officials were unheeded or dis
regarded. The parade of a hundred men
in blue at Yellow Medicine a week be
fore the massacre,had not inspired them
with respect or fear, The taking of for
ty- six men of the traders and agency
employes—the Renville Rangers—for
enlistment confirmed their belief that
the government was in the last throes
of dissolution that the time and op
portunity was present when they could
win back without resistance the inherit
ance they had lost. The plan was feas
ible, and only for the delay in celebrat
ing their early butcheries and captured
wealth, no formidable opposition could
have met them west of the Mississippi
river. In futheranco of this scheme, on
Monday morning, the 18th of August
1892, an attack was made on the citi
zens at thejower agency, twelve miles
above the fort. All the stores were
robbed and burned, and all the traders
killed. Those that could tried to es
cape. Some succeeded in reaching the
fort. C, Dickinson," who kept a
boarding house, with his family and
others, in a two-horse wagon, was the
first to cross the ferry, notifying the
settlers as he made his way toward the
fort. ~, s.j?
VOLUME XV. NO. 12MT" if?f NEW ULM, BROWN COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDAY, MarehjM 1892. W O E NUMBER 741
The next year Fort Ridgely was made
an artillery school of practice, with four
full companies—one a battery of flying
or light artillery. Among the distin
guished officers that were stationed
there,that wore one or more|starSjWere
Dana, Armistead, Kelton,|Steele, Sully,
Donovant, Morris, Pemberton, De Rus
sey, Tyler, Patterson, Hill, Lyon and
numbers who held, and some who are
now holding, high rank in the staff—
Dana, Livingston, Ruggles, Hawkmp,
Bingham, Swain, Du Barry, Hudson
The Indians were frequent visitors at
the fort and watched the First Battery
drill with wonder and surprise. The
horses flying across the prairie like an
Egyptian chariot race, the sudden
changes of fiont and position, and the
rapid firing awed the sayage. In the
Spring of 1861 all this was changed.
The artillery were ordered South. One
and sometimes two companies of vol
unteers were stationed for a short time,
and others succeeded them, The In
dians were not idle or disinterested
spectators of the conflict then raging.
A little before 9 o'clock in the* morn
ing 1 was out about two miles on the
agency road with my children in a bug
gy and met him. His team was jaded
and I reached Capt, Marsh's quarters
sometime in advance of him, when a
courier was sent after Lieut. Sheehan,
who with fifty men of Co. was on his
return to Fort Ridgely.
Mr. Dickinson volunteered to take a
dispatch and intercept the Renville
Rangers, who had left the fort the day
before for muster in at Fort Snelling. A
horse was furnished find he started im
Capt. Marsh, when importuned, an
nounced that he would remain and pro
tect the property and refugees that
were already arriving.
(To be continued.)
If you want a nice suit of clothes go
to Jung & Scharles, where you get can
what best suits your taste from a large
line of new goods*?,
A TICKET THAT WILL WIN.
The Citizens meet in Caucus and nominate
Selections madewith the Viewof ProviHiiig
or the Cities Best Interests:
All are Strong Candidates and will render
the Success of the Whole Ticket Sure.
For mayor, E. G. Koch for clerk,
Louis Schilling for treasurer, H. G.
Mueller for justices, A. Blanchard and
Capt. Nix for constables O. C. Seiter
and J. C. Geiger for aldermen, Wm.
Frank in the 1st Ward, Jos. Schmucker
in the 2nd and A. F. Reim in the 3rd.
That is the ticket that was nominated
by the citizens' caucus of Friday night
and it is the ticket in which to place
your trust if you expect to win.
The caucus was called to oder by Mr.
Mullen of the city committee and at once
proceeded to the election of Ernst
Brandt as chairman and C. L. Roos as
secretary. Then followed the regular
nominations for city offices, harmonv and
enthusiam prevailing in equal quanti
An effort was made to force an en
dorsement of Geo. Jacobs, but the effort
failed, and when the name of E. G.when
Koch was presented it was plain that
he would be the nominee. The first
and only ballot verified this, for when
the votes were counted by Jos. A. Eck
stein and Peter Scherer as tellers, Koch
nad 103 to Jacobs' 21.
Louis Schilling was then unanimously
chosen as the candidate for clerk as
wore also H. G. Mueller for treasurer,
A. Blanchard and Capt. Nix for justices
and O, C. Seiter and J. C. Geiger for
constables. The business of the meet
ing concluded with the appointment
of a city committe as follows: C.
H.Hornburg, 1st Ward A. A. Bogen,
2nd Ward and A. F. Reim, 3rd Ward.
In the first ward caucus E. Brandt
presided and Peter Scherer kept tab of
the proceedings. Wm. Frank was placed
in nomination by acclamation and after
appointing Jos. A. Eckstein, Wm.
Koepke and Henry Behnke as a ward
committee, the caucus adjourned.
The Second ward voters were called
to order by F. Burg, with F. W. John
son acting as secretary. Jos. SchmucK
er was the unamimous nominee for
alderman and a city committee was ap
pointed as follows: F.W.Johnson, J. F.
Neumann and Herman Schapekahm.
In the only remaining word,the third,
A. F. Reim will be the candidate for
aldermanic honors. His nomination
was made without opposition and while
an untried man there is general belief
that he will make a worthy official.
The caucus which brought him out as a
candidate was presided over by Louis
Schilling with Fred Pfaender as secre
tary and the ward comittee for the com
ing year will consist of Fred Pfaender,
H. Hanschen and A.Alwin.
BOB EVANS TALKS FOR DAVIS.
The Shrewd and Conservative Committee
man is Eloquent in his Advocacy of
the Senior Senator.
Col. R. G. Evans was in Washington
last week aDd when interviewed rela
tive to the political situation gave voice
to the following: But there is one mat
ter that, as a citizen of the State and a
loyal Republican, I would like to press
home upon the members of the party.
I believe that the passage by the State
convention of a strong resolution in
dorsing Senator Davis for re-election
to the Senate will add thousands of
votes to the whole Republican State
and National ticket next fall.
"Yes, Senator Davis is stronger than
his party. Indeed,I regard his personal
strength in Minnesota as something re
markable.^ Do you know of a Republi
can paper in the State that is not cordi
ally in favor of his re-election? Well,
do you know a Democratic newspaper
in the State that does not openly ex
press the hope that Mr. Davis may suc
ceed himself, provided the Legislature
is Republican? No. Well, do you
know of any other man in any other
State in the Union whose political
fences are in such sublimely perfect or
der? Neither do I.
"Let us take another view. It is an
encouraging sign of the times that there
is open rebellion in all parties against
Jbhe use of large sums of money in Sen
atorial contests, Did you ever hear
anybody bring the charge against Sen
ator Davis that he ever used money in
any of his political campaigns? No. Is
there any man in all the State of Minne
sota,connected with any political party,
who could be made to believe that
Senator Davis if re-elected, had accom
plished that result by mercenary
"If the Republican State Convention
should therefore, be wise enough to
adopt a strong resolution declaring for
his re-election, does it not appear
ayerage intelligence that the party will
gain some strength from the personal
popularity of the Senator, combined
with the confidence all men have in his
great ability and rectitude.
"There is still another, and in some
respects the very strongest reason why
the State convention should speak out
upon this matter. You know the wis
dom and propriety of the fathers of tbe
republic in fixing the method of elect
ing Senators by legislative oodies is to
day being questioned all over the na
tion. There is pending in Congress a
proposal to amend the national consti
tution restoring to the people their del
egated powers in the election of Sena
tors. If not a majority then, at least,.a
large minority of thoughtful citizens
are Mrmly convinced that Senators
should be elected by direct popular vote
An expression of opinion by a State
convention, the delegates of which come
fresh from the people, is, at present,the
nearest we can come to an election by
the people. You will remember the
Senatorial contest in Illinois in 1859,
the State convention frankly pro
claimed that Abraham Lincoln was the
only choice of the Republicans of that
great State for United States Senator.
That was a precedent well worthy of
"As there are no possible reasons for
doubting that Senator Davis is the
choice of the united masses of the Re
publican party of Minnesota to succeed
himself in the Senate I can see no ob
jection to such a resolution, whereas I
think I can discern that it would have a
tendency to confirm the party, if con
firmation is necessary, in a victory next
There is little doubt that Mr. Evans
fairly and judiciously expresses the best
thought of the Republicans of Minne
sota on this important question.
CONGRESSMAN LIND ON FUSION.
He does not
think Such a thing is
Represenative Lind was questioned
on Thursday regarding the proposed
fusion in Minnesota and the possible de
feat of the Republican party in that
state next fall. At the election in 1890
the democrats polled 85\844 the Repub
licans 88,111 and the Alliance 58,511
votes. The union therefore, if carried
omt, would give an anti-Republican
majority of over 50,000. The basis
talked of for a fusion is to have the Dem
ccrats support an Alliance man for
governor and divide up the presidential
electors, giving five of the nine to the
Democrats. Mr. Lind said:
"If the figures presented the relative
strength of the several parties in thef
field in our state there would be much
reason for believing that the state might
be carried agamst the Republicans. I
do not regard these figures as even an
approximate expression of party ad
vance. In the first place the vote was very
light. I have no doubt it will be in
creased nearly one-third in the next
campaign. Most of those who refrained
from voting were Republicans whose
minds were not clear either as to the
provisions or effect of the McKinl«y
bill. The loud and presistent mispresen
tation of the opposition bad raised a
question in there minds and it was na
tural that some should stay away from
the polls as they did. The state ticket
did not improye the situation. You
will find if you examine the returns that
thousands of Republicans voted for Mr.
"I beleive the Republican party i3 in
the majority in our state, and, with a
harmonious convention and prudent,
wise nominations, can carry tbe day
against any fusion or combination that
can be conjured up. Besides, I can
conceive of no theory upon wh'ch the
Democracy of our state and the sincere
Alliance people can get together. The
issues presented by the Democrats are
a 'let alone' policy in legislation and
the English idea of single p-old standard
for our medium of exchange. The Al
liance believes with the Republicans
that federal and state governments are
not mere police bureaus to keep
the peace, but that thraugb these organs
of society it is the duty of the people to
guard and protect the economic and so
cial interests of the whole body, quite as
much as the life and liberty of the indi
vidual. Again, the Alliance demands
an increase in out circulating medium
and of a character-not to be subject to
the control of foreign or domestic spec
ulators. To fuse' these opposites womld,
in my opinion, require more skillfal
alchemists than Mr. Campbell or the
sage of NinnigerJ^ ^,
Statement of County Finances. 'v*
The|following is a correct statement
of the exact amount of money remain
in the treasury of Brow County, "f3§
Minnesota, on the 29th day of February -j&L
A. D. 1892. ^51
Deposits in Citizens Bank S8425.90
Brown Co. Bank 7602.47 W«
Merchants Bank 6169.98
State Bank ot
Sleepy Eye 5280.83
Deposits in State Banu of
Cash in hands of Treasurer 1625.78
Total $32286 15
BALANCE OF FUNDS
State of Minnesota Fund
Interest & Sinking Fund
General Town Fund
Tax Collection undisn ibuted
Revenue Fund overdrawn
Poor Fund overdrawn
Couthou&e Fund overdrawn
Balance in Treasury $32286 15
Witness our hands ind seals this 29th
day of February A. D. 1892.
Fr. Burg, Trens. Brown Co, (seal.)
Lewis B. Kiook, Co. auditor.(seal.)
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or money will be refunded. Trial bot
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Large bottles 60c. and &1.00.
We desire to say to our citizens, that
for years we have been selling Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
tion, Dr. Ling's New Life Pills, Buck
len's Arnica Slave and Electric Bitters,
and have never handled remedies that
sell as well, or that have given such
universal satisfaction. We uo not hesi
tate to guarantee them ever} time, and
we stand ready to refund tve purchase
price, if satisfactory results do not fol
low their use. These lemedies have
won their great popularity purely on
their merits O. M. l)lsen Drucro-ists.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to resolutions of the citv council of tbe
city of New Ulm, passed March brd 18£2
and duly approved, the same are here
by published for the information of all
Resolved: 1. That all owners and oc
cupants of lots and premises ironting
on Stats Street, between Second South
and Seventh North Streets are herebv
ordered to have a sidewalk constructed,
sod laid and trees planted on both sides
said State Street according to the
plan thereof on file in the City Clerk's
office and Oidinance No. 20 of this city
insofar as it is not modified by the boul
evard plan of ^aid State Street all to
be done on or before May 1st, 1892. No
cottonwood tree- are allowed to be
planted. That iu default thereof tbe
foregoing improvements will be made
by the ciiy immediately after May 1st
and assessed to abutting property.
2. Further resolved that a competent
man be employed by the city council at
the expensH of the city, as soon as ad
visable, under whose supervision all
sod shall be laid and trees planted,
whose duly it shall be during the aeason
of 1892 to protect and care for said sod
and trees, having the same at all tirue3"
properly trimmed sprinkled and watered
from the city water-works without ex-,
pense to any abutting property owner.
All the foregoing and the man to be
employed shall he under the direct sup
ervision of the committee on Parks.
Dated New Ulm March 7th A. D. 1892
Sealed proposals will be received un
il 2 o'click P. M. Thursday March
4th 1892, at the office of the City Clerk,
City of New Ulm Minnesota, for the
grading and gravelling of a Street along
the city limits to the new bridge at
Beussmarn's crossing, all according to
plans and specifications now to be seen
and on file in the City Clerk's office.
AH proposals must be sealed and
marked 'Proposals for Street grading"
and must be bled with the City Clerk.
All proposals must be accompanied by
a certified check for $ 100 made payable
the City Clerk to be forfeited to said
ity as liquidated damages in case any
bidder receiving the awaad shall fail to
executh a satisfactory contract and
bond for the execution of said work
within three days thereafter.
Checks will be returned to owner
where bids are rejected.
The city council reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Dated,New Ulm March 7th 1892.
&w"£TO FARMERS. r,
Farmers may exchange their wheat
for No. 1 hard Dakota seed wheat by
paying us a difference of 10c. a bushel.