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VOLUME XVII. NO
MY, HOW IT POTJEED.
The Skies at Length Kelent and the Clouds
The Heaviest .Rain that has Visited this
Section in Years.
Considerable Damage by Lightning but
not Much to Crops.
A Rainfall of Four Inches Four
Early Thursday morning before day
break, Hashes of lightning and heavy
bolts of thunder from an almost clear
sky attracted the attention of our people
and when a few moments later ponder
ous dark clouds rushed up from the
northwest, thoughts of a cyclone natur
ally took possession of all who happened
to he up. The clouds were accompanied
by a heavy wind and it is reported that
in many places grain was lodged and hay
stacks scattered in every direction. At
about half past live it began to rain—
not an ordinary rain, but almost a cloud
burst, so incessantly and heavy did it
pour. Andrew J. Eckstein, the weather
observer, reports a downfall of four inch
es from six to eleven, or more than we
have had at one time since the cyclone of
1 N'J 1. The streets as a result were ilood
ri] with water and the new culverts in
process of construction on Minnesota
Slreet were tested to their utmost, some
.d them giving way before the flood.
Cellars all about town were Idled with
water and on all the highways the sur
face covering was washed away and the
annoying rocks and pebbles brought to
The rain extended nearly all over the
state, and in the country it is difficult to
estimate its effect. It came too late to be
of benefit to most grain, but will un
doubtedly aid the corn and pastures.
Kindled by Heaven's Electricity.
Lightning played havoc in every part
of the surrounding country, and some of
'he bolts that were heard here were in
In the city several trees were shattered
by bolts and the Heers residence in winch
Mr. Alwin resides was also struck, but
without damaging results. The house of
Fidel Diepolder, just across the street,
caught the main strength of the bolt and
a demolished chimney, a charred roof and
a hole about a foot square, right through
the wall, give evidence of the lightning's
The barn of Ernst Fritsche near the
lower Minnesota River Bridge was struck
and ourned to the ground. The tire
alarm was sounded for this blaze, but
notwithstanding the department turned
out nobly and promptly in the drenching
rain, it was soon discovered that tlie
building was too far distant to be saved.
In Courtland, the flames of the burn
ing barn of Win. Somnier were plainly
visible from town. The building was a
new one and in it was a lot of hay, grain
and farm machinery, all of which was
destroyed. The loss was heavy, but part
ly covered by insurance to the amount
In West Newton many trees were torn
up by the electrical force of the elements
and two cows belonging to Mr. Liebel
and one to Mr. Newton weie instantly
West of New Ulm the effects were even
more disastrous. Mr. Somerville's house
and barn in Albin were both de
stroyed, together with all contents, thus
robbing the owner of all that he had.
In Burnstown, a barn belonging to H.
Valkenberg was set on fire and consumed
together with a horse and five tons of
hay. Also a barn on Mr. Grimmer's farm
west of Springfield. Theo. Richartz is
the renter on this place and five of his
horses were killed outright. He had no
The barns of Jacob Wigal and Fred
Itaddack in North Star also went up in
flames as the result of the lightning's un
Wreck at Lamberton.
As a result of the storm a costly wreck
occurred at Lamberton. During the high
•wind, a box car on a side track had been
blown across the main track and when a
freight train pulled in at midnight at a
high rate of speed, the engine struck the
box car, befoie the engineer had any
sight of danger, and threw it clear over
the locomotive into the middle of the
train, smashing everything that came in
its way. When the train stopped, the
engine was on one side oi the track and
the tender on the other, ten box cars
were scattered in every conceivable posi
tion and three hundred feet of track torn
up. A refrigerator car, loaded with but
ter, was crushed to atoms and the cab of
the engine was smashed into kindling
wood. Five men were riding in the cab
at the time, but, strange to say, no one
Fishing for Taxes.
The county commissioners spent the
forepart of the week in raising personal
property assessments. Among other
parties interested are the following:
State Bank in Sleepy Eye raised to
$12,000, Merchants Bank to $10,000,
Springfield Roller Mill to $5,000, Sleepy
Eye Roller Mill to $9,000, August Schell
to $6,000 and John Hauenstein to $4,
The lumber companies were affected
by raising the Fullerton Lumber Co.,
Peter Scherer, Joseph Vogel and R. H.
Bingham each $200 and Hanson & Lam
pert of Sleepy Eye to $1,500.
The following hardware dealers were
each raised $250: J. B. Arnold, Mrs.
Laudenschlaeger, Kretsch & Co., F. H.
Retzlaff, Beussmaun Bros., Klossner &
Mueller and C. II. Hornburg.
The assessment on the merchandise
stock of Crone Bros, and John F. Neu
mann was raised 50 per cent, while the
following merchants escaped with a raise
of only 10 per cent: B. Behnke ifc Co.,
F. II. Behnke, C. Baltrusch, Geo. Graff,
Wm. Hummel, Lienhard Bros., G. A.
Ottomeyer, Pfefferle and Fenscke, Ruem
ke & Huevelmann, G. F, Dongus and
Dr. Hirsch was made county physician
for this district at a salary of $300, Dr.
Wellcome for the Sleepy Eye District,
and Dr. Sullivan for the Springfield dis
The Eace Matinee.
Quite a crowd gathered at the Driving
Park Wednesday afternoon to witness a
few hastily arranged races, and the fact
that there were so many present indicates
the success that is sure to attend the
August races on a larger scale.
Dr. Weiser, Robert Loheyde and Geo.
Giaff acted as judges and E. C. Gilmore
The first race was a running race of
three half mile heats by Maud, owned by
Mr. Helling, and Rapidan, owned by Mr.
Asleson. The former won in the last
In the match between the horses of
Robert Loheyde and Fred Behnke,
Loheyde's won easily in a one mile dash.
A trotting match was then arranged
for Little Joe, owned by Gilmore, and
Star Gould, owned by Greer. Three
heats were run and Little Joe won the
fust and last.
A half mile running race was won by
Yates' pony, and a match between the
horses of Geo. Graff and Wm. Fenscke
resulted in a victory for the former.
Fr. Heid's Dog.
The Spokane Falls Daily Tribune has
the following regarding a dog that be
longed to Fr. Held, formerly of this ci
ty Fr. Held, a carpenter living on Se
cond Avenue, has the most remarkable
bird dog in the city—that is he was the
most remarkable dog until to-day.
This dog's scent is so cunning that he
can detect the neighborhood of a chicken
even it the latter is in a hennery several
blocks down the street.
Strange to say, however, the neighbors
in the vicinity of Second avenue and
Lincoln Street detest bird dogs to a man,
and this dog above all others.
Towser has tormed the industrious
habit of going out for a chicken every
morning before breakfast, and his sport
ing senses are so acute that, unlike most
sportsmen, he always returns with a
prime bird in his mouth.
Mr. Held has become tired of chicken.
He has tried every way possible to break
the dog's sporting proclivities. This
morning, however, the dog's appearance
with a fine Leghorn rooster dangling from
his mouth was more than Mr. Held could
bear. He had been bringing Bantums and
Plymouth Rocks every morning for a
month and it is evident the supply of
these particular breeds had become ex
A neat little board out back of the
Union Park slaughter house designates
the last resting place of at least one dog
who has defeated the new dog catcher.
The board says, "Towser, a mighty hun
ter, died suddenly on the morning of
July 12, 1895."
Gloom and sadness are poison to us,
and the origin of hysterics. You are
right in thinking that this disease is in
the imagination,—Mme, de Sevigne.
A Pretty Goo 1 Game.
The contest between the New Ulm and
Winthrop clubs was a close one. For
nearly eight innings it was nip and tuck,
but the New Ulm boys finally won by
superior field work and heavy batting.
In fact their work at the bat was effec
tive all through the game, whereas tHe
Winthrop boys in the last five innings
seemed to be unable to get onto Baasen's
curves. The only home run of the game
was mad? by Swieter of New U!m. The
following is a summary of the game:
New LTm 0 1 3 2 1 0 3 0 x—10
Winthrop 0 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0— 8
New Ulm's nine consisted of Baasen,
pitcher, Nenno, catcher, McBain, Bile
veau, Murfin, Joern, Swieter, Brandt and
Heinz. McBain scored three runs, Bile,
veau 3, Joern 1, Swieter 1, Brandt 1 and
The Winthrop Club was made up of
Kemp, Poetz, Schade, Zimmermann, Pet
erson, Larson, Hagberg, Johnson and
Classen. Schade made 2 tallies, Zimmer
mann 2, Peterson 1, Larson 1, Hagberg
1 and Johnson 1.
New LTm Breeders Association pay
out $2000.00 in purses Aug. 22-23-24.
Mr. Anderson from Redwood Falls ar
rived here Monday with horses to remain
in training until cur meetino-. He will race
at Rochester and Hamline.
Mr. Keefe is handling Robert Lohey
de's horse. He ought to be a crack-a
jack in the 3 :00 class.
The Association has built additional
stable room to accomodate the horses
that are coming in almost daily.
Horsemen claim New Ulm has the fin
est half mile track in the state.
Canada will be well represented at our
race-meeting. Word has been received
by the secretary that they will be here to
do battle on the homestretch. Iowa and
Wisconsin will be well represented.
Wm. Huevelmann will have one of his
stallions handled for a month.
Never before have people had an op
portunity to see such a fine collection
cf horses in this vicinity, as will be here
during the race-meeting. Whethei a
man likes horse-racing or not it is a les
son to any person intesested in livestock
to go through the stables and study the
dispositions etc. The descendants of
Happy Medium—Sherman Morgan—Red
Wilkes—Long Island Black—Onwaid—
Direct and many others will be here.
At the LaCrosse meeting over 5,000
people were seated in the grand stand.
The Bicycle Crank-
Johnnie Fenscke and Adolph Wagner
wheeled to Meier's creek Sunday.
Geo. Doehne hiked to St. Peter and
Chas. Hornburg and Prof. Kemp took
in Springfield Saturday.
Bicycle races at St. James to-morrow.
Any of the boys who wish to attend
should report to the secretary of the club.
Adolph Wagner went to Evan on his
wheel Monday to look over the crops on
his father's farm.
Don't forget the meeting to-morrow
The New Ulm Club will undoubtedly
have a century run" soon.
Lord Salisbury, the new English pre
mier, rides a wheel.
Zimmermann, the champion, sailed for
Liverpool last week. He will do some
racing irf Australia.
New York has a woman bicycle thief.
She selects a wheel of good pattern, dia
mond or drop frame, and being clad in
rational costume, she rides away grace
fully, no man being ungallant enough to
question her honesty.
Ever since the races on the Fourth, a
good many opinions have been expressed
as to the length of a lap in a lap race.
The following from the L. A. W. Bulletin
ought to be authority on the matter in
dispute: A lap race is generally under
stood as a race run upon a track where
more than one lap is required to finish
the race, and where the scoring is done
at the completion of each lap, a lap be
ing usually a quarter or third of a mile,
but not necessarily so.
Good breeding carries along with it a
dignity that is respected by the most
petulant. Ill-breeding invites and au
thorizes the familiarity of the most
You find yourself refreshed by the
presence of cheerful people. Why not
make earnest effort to confer that pleas
ure on others?—L. M. Child.
XEW ULM, BROWN COUNTY. MINN., WEDNESDAY, JULY ,24 1895. WHOLE NUMBER 914
HANSKA BOYS ROPED IN.
Two Scandinavian Farm Hands Eoped In
In a Fake Auction Store.
They Get Even, However, Throngnthe Aid
of the Police.
The Stranded Father who Sold his "Gold
Watch" to Betnrn Home Gets Left.
The. Globe of Friday contained the
following: A fake auction store on Sib
ley street was yesterday obliged to dis
gorge $10 which had been decoyed from
a couple of ignorant Swedes by means
cf the watch purchase trick. These fraud
ulent auction concerns were at one time
numerous About six months ago they
were apparently forced out of the busi
ness. Recently, however, a well known
auctioneer, or jeweler, of this stripe
again resumed operations on Sibley
street. Within a week the place has
been reported several times to the police
for defrauding strangers.
Thor Johnson and Olaf Swanberg are
not native Americans. Their recent ad
dress, however, was Hanska postoffice,
Brown County, Minnesota. Being agri
cultural experts, they were on their way
to go to work on a farm near Madeiia.
Yesterday morning they purchased limi
ted tickets from St. Paul to their desti
nation, expecting to leave the city at 4
p. m. During the forenoon they dis
cussed the evils of the chinch bugs and
the merits of diluted alcohol over the
bar of a modest hostelry on lower Third
street. A mild mannered compatriot en
tered into the chinch bug discussion and
developed views in such charming uni
son with those entertained by the profes
sors from Hanska postoffice that the lat
ter were fain to express tneir approval of
the stranger, assuring the barkeeper that
the former "bain dem goot fallar." The
fact that the newly discovered bug con
noisseur shortly proposed a walk up Sib
ley street, and the further tact that he
became deeply interested in the vocal
singularities of the auctioneer in the
store referred to must be regarded as
While the three blue-eyed companions
were watching with batea breath the un
paralleled spectacle of merchandise be
ing disposed of to all comers at a reduc
tion of 99 per cent from the manufac
turers' list price, a man, in heart-break
ing excitement, tottered into the store.
The stranger gulped down a sob, pro
duced from his vest pocket a gold watch
of impressive richness and undoubted
value, and, handing it slowly to the auc
tioneer, exclaimed, in a broken voice:
"Here's my watch, boss. She cost me a
round hundred, but you can have her for
a loan of fifty. Fact is, must have mo
ney. My three little girls are dying in
Tacoma, and I'll leave town tonight if I
go on a brake beam."
The applicant is informed that an auc
tion store is not a pawn shop. Then be
offers to sell the watch. But an auction
store is not a jewelry shop. The weep
ing parent turns away with a dazed and
helpless look. One of the clerks now
approaches Thor and explains that "the
watch is worth $30, if it's worth a cent."
He suggests that Thor buy it. Says Mr.
Johnson, "Ma gote fem doler. Olaf ha
gote fern doler, too. Dare ba alia panga
The clerk is so desirous of assisting
the three Red Eriks that he ponders a
while, and then promises them that if
they will pool their assets and buy the
watch for $10, the cashier of the store
will be glad to give them $15 for it on
the spot. Thor calls back the mourning
refugee from Tacoma, and the transac
tion is quickly closed—except the cash
ier's role. The latter is found unexpect
edly discreet. What if the watch was
stolen? Did Olaf enjoy the personal ac
quaintance of the Tacoma gentleman?
No, he was sorry but the clerk had no
authority. Olaf would have to keep to
But Mr. Johnson had not studied bug
ology at Hanska so superficially as to
be ignorant that every well-conducted
police station is provided with an infalli
ble remedy for the human chinch bug.
Chief O'Connor being called upon, ap
plied a little of the remedy through Offi
cer Newcome. Thor and Olaf were glad
to surrender their bargain in returU for
their missing "panga." The auctioneer
was not so glad to accept the watch, but
the chief induced him to simulate a great,
and lasting joy.
All sensuality is one, though it takes
many foims all purity is one.—Thoreau.
Hfultum in Parvo.
Slander is the solace of malignity.—
By searching the old learn the new,—
No legacy is so rich as honesty.—
The truest self-respect is not to think
Unreasonable haste is the direct road
Dear weeps but once cheap always
Habit is too arbitrary a master for my
She is a basilisk whose eyes are full of
Most powerful is he who has himself
in his own power.—Seneca.
When the heart speaks, glory itself is
There is even a happiness that makes
the heart afraid.—Hood.
He that hath not a smiling face should
not open a shop.—Chinese.
The first and last thing required of
genius is the love of truth.—Goethe.
He who would pry behind the scenes
oft sees ci counterfeit.—Dryden.
Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing
and cementing principle.—Burke.
I quit the country unwillingly because
I must part from myself.—Joubert.
Disease generally begins the equality
which death completes.—Johnson.
Opportunity sooner or later, comes to
all who work and wish.—Lord Stanley.
Love yourself, and in that love not un
considered leave your honor.—Shak
The secret pleasure of a generous act
is the great mind's great bribe.—Dryden.
The more honesty a man has, the less
he affects the airs of a saint.—Lavater.
The most amiable people are those
who least wound the self-love of others.—
Be careful to make friendship the
child, and not the father, of virtue.—Sir
Heroism—the divine relation which,in
all tim^s, unites a great man to other
All governing overmuch kills the self
help and energy of the governed Wen
Sin is the only thingiu the world which
never had an infancy, that knew no mi
Copiousness and simplicity, variety and
unity, constitute real greatness of char
A mercantile democracy may govern
long and widely a mercantile aristocra
cy can not stand,—Landor.
The future does not come from befoie
to meet us, but comes streaming up from
behind *er our heads.—Rohel.
I can easily conceive Socrates in the
place of Alexander, but Alexander in that
of Socrates I can not.—Montaigue.
The characteristic of Chaucer is inten
sity of Spenser, remoteness: of Milton,
elevation of Shakspeare, everything.—
He was one of those, men, moreover,
who possess almost every gift except the
gift of the power to use them.—Kings
A man's nature runs either to herbs or
weeds therefore, let him seasonably wa
ter the one and destroy the other.—Lady
Experience has convinced me that
there is a thousand times more goodness,
wisdom and love in the world than men
The devil loves nothing better than the
intolerance of reformers, and dreads noth
ing so much as their charity and pati
A person of genius should marry a
person of character. Genius does not
herd with genius. The musk-deer and
the civet-cat are never found in compa
The pleasantest hospitality waiteth not
for curious costliness, when it can give
cleanly sufficiency. More cometh of
pride and greater friendliness to your
own ostentation, than to the comfort of
the guest.—Sir P. Sidney.
It is at the approach of extreme dan
ger, when a hollow puppetjjean accom
plish nothing, that power falls into the
mighty hands of nature, of^the spirit gi
ant-born, who listens only to himself
and knows nothing of compacts.—Schil
Accidents of the Week.
While Phillip Sachs was driving over
the new railroad tracks near the depot
last Wednesday morning his team became
frightened and started up so suddenly
that the buggy was upset with all its oc
cupants. Miss Lizzie Sachs was the on
ly one mjured, and she sustained a com
plete dislocation of the elbow joint. Drs
Schoch and Wejser were called for treat
Chas. Ulrich of Lafayette was furious
ly attacked by a boar last Wednesday
and as a result of the tussle his right
leg is badly swollen and injured.
Late Tuesday afternoon of last week,
Mrs. Christian Bartl of Lafayette was.
seriously injured by a bull. She was
trying to drive the animal in the pasture
when he suddenly turned upon her and
threw her to the ground. Her arm was
broken before help arrived, and her leg
and side badly bruised and torn. It is al
so feared that she received internal in
juries that may result disastrously. She
is quite an aged woman.
Peter Seifert's little son in Sigel was
injured in consequence of a runaway the
other day. While standing alongside of
a wire fence as the team came along,
some cattle in the pasture became fright
ened and jumped over the fence. One
of the barbed wires was snapped off and
struck the boy in vhe neck, cutting a bad
gash in his throat.
Frank Gruber's team ran away in La
fayette the other day and succeeded in
bruising themselves and smashing the
wagon. The little boy driver was not
Mis. Henderson and children have
gone to Chicago.
C. A. Hagberg spent Sunday with his
wife in Mankato.
Jos. Schnoberich is quite sick. It was
feared on Saturday that an operation
would be necessaiy. but an unexpected
improvement fortunately prevented it.
Congressman Towne, of Duluth, is a
man of some nerve to say the least. He
was elected by the Republicans to con
gress, but docs not hesitate to speak out
his convictions on the financial question.
He is an uncompromising friend of
silver at the present ratio and his recent
utterances have thrown a fire-brand into
the ranks of the gold bug press and pol
iticians of his party. With such honest
men as TowTne, Lind and other bimetalists
in the Republican party it means some
thing.—Sleepy Eye Herald.
The New Ulm Maernerchor went to
Mankato Sunday to attend the Lieder
tafel Festival. They travelled in a bus
drawn by four horses and by leaving here
at 5 :30 in the morning they succeeded in
reaching Mankato at half-past twelve.
This is almost as good time as they used
to make in Caeser's time when he trav
eled through Gaul, but it was nothing
compared to the time made in returning
home. Leaving Mankato at 7 :00 in the
evening they reached Courtland at 2 :00
the next morning. Editor Strasser walked
most of the wTay to gain time and Wm.
Pfaender Jr. and Tony Hartmuth finally
concluded that it was advisable to fol
low suit. At Courtland it is is reported
by an eye witness that they devoured
twenty-six boxes of sardines and four
teen of cove oysters. They at length ar
reached New Ulm at 5 o'clock or just in
time to see the sun rise.
The school election Saturday afternoon
was a terribly quiet affair and there was
considerable of the farce order about it
too. Only one ticket was in the field,
but the friends of that ticket drove teams
and hustled about as though they feared
another disheartening defeat, similar to
the one sustained last spring. But the
secret opposition that they looked for
never came. In fact none of their sup
posed opponents took the trouble to even
go and vote. Accordingly there were
but comparatively few votes cast—only
720 or thereabouts and 705 of these went
to Reim and Henle. It was another case
of much ado about nothing.
A lady of this city tried to make some
root beer the other day. Into it she put
some brewer's yeast and when the mix
ture was completed she bottled it nicely
and placed it in the cellar. When she
returned home from a visit at night, she
heard an explosion in the cellar and be
came alarmed. It was only the root beer
however, and as bottle after bottle broke
in rapid successive, the noise resembled
a Fourth of July celebration, Twenty
bottles went in this way, before the own
ers dared to venture into the cellar, and
then they found plaster and everything
else blown in every direction. Moral:
BUY Hire'? root beer, readv made.