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VOLUME XVIII. NO
THE MIDWINTER CARNIVAL.
The Programme HasBeen Mapped out and
Offers Lots of Pun.'
Pine Street Parades, Brilliant Pyrotechnic
Displays and Masked Celebrations.
Siege and Storming of the Ice Palace
The Interest Manifested Betokens a Large
The ice palace is now well under way
and will positively be completed for the
opening day, February 4th, It is far
enough advanced to give some idea of
its beauty when completed and all join,
in praising the design. The accompa
nying cut is a good representation, and
the badges on which it appears have been
sold by the hundreds, Chairman Lohey
de alone having disposed of over three
The program committee met the other,
evening and outlined the order of pro
ceedings and the character of the attrac
The opening day, February 4th, will
be marked by an industrial parade in
which nearly every business house will
New Ulm has a reputation, when it
comes to processions of this sort, that is
not excelled even in the large cities of
the state and outsiders who think of vi
siting- our city on that day may rest as
sured that they will see more than they
ever looked for. The parade will start
from Turner Hall at 2:30 in the after
noon and after moving along the princi
pal streets will arrive at the Ice Palace
when the structure will be formally pre
sented to the Ice King by the laboring
men, through whose efforts it has been
erected. Then .will follow the procla
mation of the Ice King and in the even
ing the palace will be brilliantly illu
minated. Within will be various attrac
tions, including Esquimaux groups, and
surrounding the structure will be tobog
gan slides and a skating rink.
Two weeks of varied carnival sport
will follow and on the 18th, Mardi Gras
day, the festivities will reach the climax.
A Carnival parade of masked characters
and of immense proportions will take
place at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon
and a torch-light procession will follow
in the evening. A brilliant pyrotechnic
display will oecur at the palace immedi
ately after, to be wound up with the
siege and storming of the castle by the
Fire King. Plenty of funds are at the
disposal of the various committees to
make the celebration a complete success
and we predict that New Ulm on the
two principal days will be a favored Mec
ca for lovers of Carnival sport.
Excursion rates have been provided
for and undoubtedly excursion tiaius
will be secured for these two davs.
A UNION TO BE EFFECTED.
The Brown Oo. Agricultural Society
Breeders Association will Unhe.
The Brown Co. Agricultural Society
held a special meeting at Turner Hall
Saturday^afternoon to consiler the ad
visability of toiming a stock company
and purchasing the property of the Bree
ders Association. The attendance of
members was fair and the sentiment in
favor of uniting practically unanimous.
Alb. Steinhauser, as chairman of a speci
al committee, read a proposition from
the owners of over 250 shares of Breed
ers Association Stock by which they
agreed to transfer their stock into Agri
Cultural Society stock, share and share
alike, providing the Agricultural Socie
ty would subscribe to one hundred shares
at $10 each. He then introduced a res
olution amending the articles of incor
poration of the Society so that a stock
company could be formed, making each
member a stockholder to the extent of at
least one share to be paid in monthly in
stallments. This resolution was adopted
by a vote of 26 to 5 and the following
directors were then elected to serve until
the annual meeting in December: Fr.
Meyer of Miltord, H. Manderfeld of Si
gel, John Sturm of Cottonwood, Geo.
Altmann of Lafayette and J. Klossner
Jr., Wm. Pfaender Sr., Robert Loheyde,
Chas. L. Roos, Otto Schell, PeterHerian,
Andrew J. Eckstein, C. H. Dirks. Alb.
Steinhauser, Chas. Hauenstein and J. L.
Turner Hall next
It devolvea upon this commiittee to
effect an organization and see that the
necessary stock is sold, one hundred
shares, and then the union of the two
associations and the holding of the an
nual Fairs on the new Breeders' Associa
tion grounds will be easily accomplished.
Our Modern Juries.
A keen observer has handed the Re
view the following, altogether too much
of which is true:
No American citizen, who longs for
the highest possible degree of perfection
in all of our institutions, can enter a
court room for the firs* time without be
ing disagreeably surprised. He glances
towards the box where sit twelve "good
men and true" as juror?, and instead of
finding bright and able men, as he natur
ally expects to, he is struck with the fact
that intelligence, knowledge and ability
to maintain one's own opinion are quali
ties that are not required, but rather
avoided as far as possible in the selection
of American juries. It happens frequent
ly that among the jurors are men who
undei stand absolutely nothing of the
English language, and the cases are com
mon in which familiarity with the lan
guage on the part of many of them is
lamentably limited—sufficiently so that
they understand but an insignificant por
tion of what is said. Now, where are we
to find the reason for this? First, in the
mode of selection. Business men from
the cities, who could reasonably be ex
pected to make good jurors, dislike the
service and manage to avoid it. From
the country are usually picked old men,
who are always farmers and seldom na
tives of this country, and naturally they
are not equipped as they should be or as
are the young men who have had the
advantage of education in our American
schools. Second, too much privilege is
given the lawyers. They play with a
jury as if it was made solely for their
special benefit. Whoever saw the law
yers, for instance, challenge a juror who
could understand but comparatively lit
tle of the language or whoever saw them
challenge one whose hearing was detec
tive or one who was of such age that he
could illy afford to stand the fatigue of
a long trial? Or whoever saw a lawyer
who did nbt strike out the names of the
intelligent ones as far as was possible
when the list was completed, and insist
on the sheriff calling another?
What a blow in, the face of American
citizenship? What an insult to the man
of ability and fitness to see himself put
aside in order to make room for those,
who, as compared with him, are utterly
incapable of properly performing the
responsible duties of juryman? Is it
Turner Rail next
time then, yes, high time, to demand im
provements in the system?
But someone will say that it is easy to
tear down, but difficult to offer an im
provement. Permit me to suggest a few
There should be a limit as to age. The
responsibility of judging of the acts of
their fellowmen should be given only to
those citizens who are in the most vigor
ous period of their lives in other words to
those who are in possession of their most
active reasoning and perceptive faculties.
Nobody should be asked to serve as a
juror who cannot speak and write the
language of the nation and who has not
a certain degree of education. The le
gal phraseology demands ttis.
The power of the attorneys should be
curtailed and that of the judge extended.
If these points were embodied in the
law, we would avoid the disgusting sight
of sleeping jurors and others who are
looks of faces, which tell, plainer than
word?, that the owners understand little
of what is going on and finally every
honest American citizen would be spared
the degradation of being rejected because
he knew too much or because of some
petty lawyer's wild imaginatior.
nearly overcome by the strain of a
tracted case. We would be
Don't tell me that I am a pessimist
that the American people have got along
very well under the present system for
many years and can do so in the future.
Every system grows old with the pro
gress of time and requires alterations.
Every law needs amendments as condi
tions change, and the present jury law
more than any other. No institution is
so popular—none more educating for
the people none more adapted to in
spire the citizen with love for free in
stitutions and to 3tamp upon him
the feeling of responsibility and the
proper conception of true citizenship.
But at the present time it has it's
faults, Even the shrewdest lawyer can
not avoid the creeping in of some intel
ligence, and it Li easy to understand that
the lesser the number of independent
men in a jury, the greater the number of
dependent ones—consequently the great*
er chance for influence of the strong
oyer the weak. In other words the mi
nority become bosses and dictators—the
majority voting machines—and nothing
ought to be farther removed from,a jury
room than bossism. As long as every
one of the twelve is not able to form,
express and maintain his own opinion,
the verdict cannot be true.
And what is the result? The opinion
is fast gaining ground that the jury sys
tem has served its usefulness and there
are very many who believe that justice
would be better servecLthrough a single
Turner Mall next
XEW ULM, BBOWN COUNTY, MINMj WEDNESDAY, JAK. 22.1896. WHOLESTUMBER A4Q
judge. But we know that to aboli&h
trial by jury would be to deprive liberty
of one of its finest adornments, to con
vert progress into retrogression, and for
that reason it should be the duty of all
to lift up the jury system to the plain
where it belongs*
WOfiS^JB TIE TEACHERS*
An Outline of the Matter to be Taken
at the February Meeting.
The next teachers' meeting will be
held February 1st at one o'clock in the
afternoon. The program will consist of
a select reading by Peter Botten, a solo
by Mrs. Tupper, recitation and discus
sion of the "Schoolmaster in Comedy and
Satire" and the discussion of White's
School Management to page 125, The
outline of topics is appended.
1. What is said of bad postures of
pupils? How counteract their evil ef
2. Seating of pupils with reference to
each other, provisionally and perma
3. Difficulties in devising daily pro
gramme for ungraded schools—the au
thor's plan seat work language work
primary pupils Wisconsin plan.
4. Self-regulation of school in de
tail—finding assistants—free material.
5. Rules and their enforcement,
6. What is the vital end of school
government? What is the central art of
education? Tendency of every mutual
act? Source of- every moral action?
What power translates moral judg
ments into action? What impels the
will? Motives discussed—obedience and
its principles. What awakens feeling
and teaches the various applications of
7. The seven school duties amplified
—as applied to life—other virtues re
THE FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
Hew Ulm Secures It For
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Three years ago New Ulm succeeded
through the Brown County Agricultural
Society in having a two days session of
the Minnesota Farmers Institute. It
was an unqualified success, several hun
dred farmers being in attendance daily
and for that reason the news that an
other session is to be held here in Feb
ruary will be welcomed like the meeting
of an old friend. The Agricultural So
ciety is on this occasion, as on the for
mer one the means of securing it for this
city, and the county commissionera have
kindly .allowed the use of the elegant
Theatre at Tuner Hall next
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new court room for the purpose of the
There is no longer any gainsaying the
fact that the institutes are a good thing
The corps of instructors are men of the
widest experience and the very newest
ideas. They are men, practical farmers
themselves, who are always on the alert
for whatever will improve the farmer's
condition and make his labor and stock
more valuable. The farmers are begin
ning to appreciate this and there are few
of them within reach of the meetings
who do not attend them. They always
carry away with them ideas, the proper
application of which is sure to result to
The instructors this year will present
many old faces. Farmer Gregg will be
on hand as superinteduent and to talk of
beef and dairy stock, Curryer will be
with them as usual to tell what consti
tutes a good hor«e, and old Theo. Louis,
than whom no other man in the North
west knows more about hog raising, will
add to the interest of the sessions with
his plain, common-sense talks.
Prof. Lugger may also visit us, and
there is a possibility of having Miss San
ford, S,M. Owen and C. D. Gilfillan
deliver short talks.
All branches of farm work will be
taken up and in addition thereto a school
The dates for the institute are Feb.
11th and 12th.
Death of Mrs. Bingham.
A happy home and loving relatives
have been clouded in gloom since Sunday
as a result of the death of Mrs. Antonie
Bingham, wife of Maro A. Bingham, the
well-known grain and coal dealer. Mrs*
Bingham has been an invalid for many
years, but her sudden death was caused
by the birth of a child, a little boy, on
the day previous. The attending physici
cianat oncedespairedforthe life of both,
and he was not mistaken, for the mother
died Sunday morning at nine o'clock
and the child only a few hours later. The
news spread like a shock among all her
many friends and grief on the part of all
was genuine and sincere.
The deceased was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Yajen and was born in
New Ulm on the 28th of September,
1859. She was the second in point of
age, of three daughters, lira. Seiter and
Mrs. Liver being the others and was mar
ried on the 14th of October, 1882, to tne
faithful husband who survives her. Two
children were boW to them who are still
living, Harry who is eleven years of age
and Stanley who is only eight, and both
are unusually bright andintelligent chil
dren. To them she was always a kind
and loving mother and for her husband
Theatre at Turner Hall next
Sunday Eve. Gretchens Pblter
invited 16'examine .and price
he made a trusty, amiable and helping
companion. The grief of these near
relatives cannot be measured and it is
shared by many others who knew Mrs.
Bingham and learned to appreciate her
acquaintance on account of her many
womanly qualities. They realize, that
in the death of a mother, a family loses
its richest treasure, and sympathy for the
bereaved ones will be universal through
out the community.
The funeral will be held this afternoon
at two o'clock from ihe residence, the
pall-bearers being as follows: F. H.
Behnke, Hemy Behnke, Wm. Brust,
Henry Engel, O. M. Olsen and Albert
Seiter. Rev. Campbell will conduct the
Last week the Review erred in the re
port of the Citizens Bank election. It
omitted the name of Wm. F. Seiter
cashier, Wm. E. Koch being the
On motion the board adjourned to 2
o'clock, p. m.
The board met pursuant to adjourn
ment at 2 o'clock. All present.
Bids for county publishing for 1896
were opened and considered and on mo
tion ail rejected and thereupon the fol
lowing adopted: Resolved, that the Slee
py Eye Herald be designated as the offi
cial paper of the county at full legal
rates for all county notices and proceed
ings and the said Sleepy Eye Herald is
then to furnish supplements of the de
linquent tax list and financial statement
and all other notices and proceedings to
all legal papers of the county for their
On motion the following resolution
was agreed to:
Resolved, that the delinquent real es
tate tax list for the year 1894, of Brown
county, Minn., shall be published in the
Sleepy Eye Herald, a weekly newspaper
published in the English language at
Sleepy Eye, Minn., at 12 cents per de
scription or legal rates.
Agreed that Commissioner Halverson
is hereby authorized to pay board and
buy ticket to Chicago for John Johnson
of Linden, destitute.
Agreed to allow the Wm.Bartl family,
destitute in New Ulm, $4 per month for
Agreed to allow the Carl Grosse fami
ly, destitute in New Ulm, $4 per month
for 6 months.
Recommended that the county treas
urer divide the county deposits among
the different banks according to amount
of taxes paid by said banks.
The $150 bridge appropriation to the
town of Burns was granted on recom
mendation of Commissioner Augustine
and order drawn for amount in favor of
treasurer of' Bucnstown.
The petition of Louis Bingelbach, un
fortunate in breaking limb, asking pay
ment of doctor's bill and board at St.
Alexander Hospital, was rejected, be
cause not authorized.
Agreed to send $5 per month for 4
months, after that $3, if necessary, to
George Knudson in favor of Christina
Madsen, destitute in Sleepy Eye.
On motion the board adjourned to 9
The board met pursuant to adjourn
ment at 9 o'clock a. m. AIL present.
On motion the following parties,desti
tute in New Ulm, were granted support
out of poor fund: August Tornow, -f7
.per month Peter Mueller, $3.50 per
(Continued on page 5.)'
A Pull Eeport of Their
E. G. Koch was chosen chairman for
the ensuing year.
Agreed to allow John Heinz and fam
ily of New Ulm $3 per month out of the
The reports of the" board of audit were
approved and ordered filed.
The petition of John Windschittl to
be set off with his lands from school dis
trict No. 46 to school district No.42 was
granted a hearing on the 2d day of the
July session 1896.
The appointment, bond and oath of
Dr. J. W. B. Wellcome Sr., as deputy
coroner were approved and ordered re
The report of the superintendent of
schools was read, approved and ordered
Coumy Commissioners E. G. Koch,
Clement Halverson, H. G. Hillesheini, P,
D. Raverty and J. B. Augustine met
pursuant to law at the auditor's office,
Brown county, Minn., January 7th, 189G.