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£)R. A. MA&DEN, "Jrf RESIDENT DENTIST, if Office, Corner Minnesota and 1st N. Street.^'' NEW ULM, MINN. Teeth extracted without pain by the use of talized air or nitrons oxide gae. £)R. L- A. FRITSCHE, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Female Diseases a Specialty. Offioe in W. Boesch's New'Briok Block New Ulm, Minn. J)R. STRICKLES, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office in G. Doehne's new buck block. NEW ULM, MINK. Telephone Connections. J)ll. 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 bo found at office at all hours. NEW ULM, NTN J)R. L. G. BELL, Resident Dentist. Office in the Meiidian Block NEW ULM, MINN. Teeth extracted without pain by the latest approved methods. J)R. A. KOEKNK Veterinary Surgeon. Having treated sick aaimals 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. OS. A. ECKSTEIN, Sttofriey & dotu^elo Titles examined and perfected. Particular attention given to col lections. J86y*Oflice over Brown Co. Bank.«^| NEW ULM, MINN. JOHN biMJ. C. A. HASP?ERG LIND & HAGRERG, Attorneys andCounselors at Law, Attend to Suits in all the State and U. S. Courts. Special Attention Paid to Collections. GERMAN AND SCANDINAVIAN LAN- GUAGES SPOKEN. NEW ULM. MINN. pRANCIS BAASEN, Sttorqey kqd Coui\dilctf Also No. a^y Public and Justice of the Peace. Collections promptly attended to, NEW ULM, MINN. G. A. HEERS Architect & Builder Bioadwaj & South 5th Str. New Ulm. Plans and Specifications furnished and contiacts taken foi all classes of build- NEW TAJrjOKSHOP. I have just opened a merchant tailoi ing establishment in the Leiboid build ing on Minnesota Street where I am now piepared to Ireat the public to First Class Work First Glass Goods Fail Prices. Satisfaction is guaranteed on all suits made and I respectfully solicit the pat ronage of the public on these grounds. P. WEBER, W W The tailor DAKOTA HOUSE LIVERY. ANTON WINNER, Prnp. PINE TURNOUTS, PAST HORSES, COOD ACCOMODATIONS. Bus and Il^ck line in^coiiDeci,\ot^vn% J»| ibe 1) ui whith nieces all tia^os. S Spec ul effoit made pie .se the pub- Piices ic tenable. ^4tK f, 1" AKTON WiEsfe SEEEIFF SOHMELZ SUICIDES ^-4* 'f*,* Wz Body is PouTid in f-e EVer N the Winklemazm L'me Kiln. jSmt For Several Days he had brei WJI "g and Apparently has br 3i Dead Since 'Thursday, Debts and Dissipation a_*e Supposed to have Eendered Mm Partly Insane, Por Weeks Past he has Been Actlrg Strangely and Living Eashly. In a moment of mental abera/on, brought on by fast accumulating defcJ_3 and excessive dissipation, Louis Schmel J} the sheriff of this county, concluded to end his own life. Just when and just how he put his rash deteiminauon ^'nto execution nobody will ever know, but there are particulars enough to coirectly surmise. For the last two or three months Mr. Schmelz has been acting queerly. His most intimate friends could see that something was wrong with him, and he was persuaded to change his course. To these warnings however he gave no heed. Debts were gathering heavily upon him but instead of trying to relieve them, ho only contracted more by continued drink ing and dissipation. No doubt this a" fected his mind, and when his body was found in the Minnesota liver on Sund«y afternoon, the awful outcome of such a course as his was made painfully evident About a week ago Mr. Schmelz left home, as he was in the habit of doing for dajs at a time without letting any body know his where?bouts, and went to Minneapolis. In company with him was a stiange woman of questionable character with whom he became enam ouied in his seasons of diunkennecs, and while in Minneapolis he proposed that they seek together some distant place. This she leiused to do, and then, it is re poited, he thieatened to return home and chown himself. He did letirn Wct nesday evening, went home about one o'clock in the morning and left again at fh o'clock, telling his wife that he was going to Sleepy Eye. As he did not come home again, when expected, sus picion was aioused and investigation was commenced. Arnold Gulden went to Minneapolis Saturday and there he learned of the thieat he had made to the stiange woman. He letuincd at once and Sunday afternoon the island in the Minnesota nver which Schmelz owned was visited. On a tiee neai the liver bank his o\ercoat was found and about a block faithei down were tiacks in the clay and sciaps of letteis wThich had been torn to pieces by the man be fore diow ning himself. Two blocks still fuithei down his body was found, about eight feet from shore. Only his coat and the top of his head showed and when extricated it developed that his hands and feet wTere fiimly stuck in the clay, the w?ter at this place be ing only three feet deep. He was taken to shore, and later on, at the advice of Judge Webber, his body was lemoved to the hospital. The coroner was sum moned and ariived Monday morning. In the afternoon ^n inquest was held, the jury concluding that he had drowned himself in a fit of tempoiaiy insanity. Aievolvei and a package containing poison were found on his clothes at the inquest. Schmelz wjas thirty yeais of age. He Avas born in New Ulm on the 26th of November, 1862, and spent his life eith er in the city or on his farm in Cotton wood. Tw*o years ago he received the Democratic^ nomination for sheriff and was elected. TJbe fhot portion of his term was ^characterized by strict atten tion to duty, but as stated above an in fluence fojr bad got the best of him and culminated in death at his own hands. He was married severJ. years ago to Hejlen Rotering, who has all along proved a jhoble and faithful de and for her the sympathy of the community will be sincere He also leaves two children, both bpjTs, aged five and three yeais. /ssl^ ACCUSED OF PROP.- vv. 0 INFANTICIDE. A Tracy "Woman is in Jail, here Charged /with Killing her Child. 4 4 I Tv. ^ii^M^&rP Mondjay jsfteacnoon, Marshal Ciuistian son of T^racy brought a woman to this city loff confinement in the county jail until/the next session of coiut in Lyon eom«y4 $3er name is Mis. Anny Haien dejj£ her age is thi ty-fcwo and she is held for trial for the murder of her infant child/ The preliminary hearing was held before Justice Carver Monday morn ing and sufficient evidence was intro drced to show that she had thrown the infant into a water closet "n order to get rid of it. She claims to be unmarried dut it is known that she was once united in wedlock and that her husband left her about three years ago. She is the mother of three other children who live on a farm near Tracy while she does house work in the villoge. Sheriff Anderson Now. That was the decision reached by the commissioners late Monday evening in their efforts to fill the vacancy caused by the derth of Louis Schmelz. The session wTas held after six o'clock, owing to the inability of Mr. Sigurdson to be present earlier, and it wrs some time before the members could come to an agreement. Several candidates, including John P. Schmid, K. H. Helling, Albert Kiesling and Nels Andeison were supposed to be in the field and this mode it difficult to make a selection. An agieement was finally reached, however, in favor of Nels Andexson. Anderson was the Republi can candidate two years pgo and is a man of good standing in the community in which he lives. He will ei_ter upon his duties at once. IVES IS QUITE WILLING. He "W^l not Scramble for the G-ubemc toi'a1 Nomination. Bat Will Take it if it Thought by the Party. This I say notwithstanding that I have not been in any sense a candidate for the nomination and have done literallv no thing toward securing it unless such conversation as I have had with friends on the subject are to be regard ed as involving such action on my part, which I think is not a reasonable view. I may also say that I consider the politi cal situation in Minnesota this year as one that demands the earnest and careful at tention of eveiy loyal republican, and while it may not be improper that there should be honorable competition among those who are named for the position of governor, still this competition, it seems to me, should be carried on with the least possible file Jon, so that wrhoever may be selected for the position will have the suppoi and confidence of an undivided party. Theie, continued the governor, that is about all I want to say. Then after a moment's pause, he added "Yes there is this also. If a majority of the dele gates to the convention decide in their wisdom to support some other man I shall be perfectly willing to abide by their decision, and will like off my coat and do my best to help elect the nqmi nee of the jmriy." E UUMTBBOWK COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1892. Be Gov. Ives has all long been sup posed to ha\ his eye on the gover nor' chaii, and lst week he made a def inite announcement, defining his position. To the local lepoitei who inteiviewed him he said "Torn question has been propounded to me in one form or anoth ei a good many times recenth, but I have, foi ^reasops which you will-appie ciate,heSitated to give any diiectiespoce I do hot wish the opinion to pievail that I ?m in seench of office at all haz aids. Indeed I believe that befoie any man wrill consent to authorize the use of his name in that behalf he should at least be satifised that a demand exists to some' appieciable extent among his party as sociates, if not among the entile people, as well as among his fiiends, that he should do so. I do not legard myself as having any special claim to the consid eiation of the lepublican paity. I have done what I could from time to time to advocate the principles and piomote the success of the paity, and my effoits, I am pleased to say, have been generously lecognized by my fellow lepubhcans. My lecoid in public life is befoie them and all the people of the s.ate. I don't know that I have any ie.,son to expect any futher consideiation, and jet it would be something like affectation if I weie longer to ignoie the lequests which have been coming to me for some defi nite declaiation one way or the other. I may say, then, that I legard an election to the office of governor as the highest honor which can be confened on any citizen by the p( ople of his state. If my name should be selected by the lepubli can state convention as that of the par ty's standaid bearer in the next cam paign, 1 should willingly accept the nomination. CHEATOm THE«j COUNTY. How it is Doae by Mears of the SttTdWolf A Brazen Attempt Made to Defraud Onr Neighboring County of Lyon. h^% If anrepeal «v •*$!£ argument were needed to justi fy the of the present obnoxiou wolf bounty law, the following from the Maishall Messenger would be amply suf ficient: County Auditor Baldwin tells of one of the strangest and most brazen attempts to defraud the stat?**ttf bounty money for wolf scalps that wre have yet heard of. And by the way, the wolf bounty pay ments are becoming burdensome to the state, if other counties are as prolific in these "vai mints" as is our own Lyon county. From Jan. 1st to May 1st the bounty is a head and after the latter date it is reduced to $3. Since Jan. 1st the auditor of Lyon county has paid out neaily $1,800 bounty, and about one hundred scalps have been refused? slack ing proper credentials for genuine wolf ship. But last Saturday the king bee artist and fraud put in an appearance at the auditor's office, with bags containing three old mother wolfs and twenty pups, with a claim for $115. Of couise the old wolves promptly passed muster, and their presence was deemed sufficient wai lant for the presence of so many young ones. The law requnes that the county auditor or his deputy shall clip the ears off all scalps. When the ear cutting fiom the pups began the claimant was very ac commodating, and insisted upon holding the head vnth one hand, and with the other holding the ear in such a manner that the officer could do the cutting with out anj fmvher trouble to himself. But with the third head the auclitoi noticed something peculiar about the eai, and calling a halt, pioceededto make aclosei inspection. To his amazement he found the eai was simply a pitce of hide cut in the shape of an e^r in the most aiiistic liKmner^and tlta* it was sfewed-,on to the. scalp, lie then discoveied the scalp wus not that of a oung wolf, but piobably a muskiat oi haie. Father examination disclosed that c\eij one of the foity ears hid been manufactuied and deftly sewed to the twenty scalps. Then theie was a scene between the auditor and the nauduleut bounty man: the atmo spheie was blue and of a sulphuious odor. The man wras abashed but admitted the fiaud, saying the woik was so nicety done he thought it would pass muster. Un foi ornately the auditoi's anger and amaze ment pi evented him fiom allowing the man to make the usual sworn statement, upon which conviction might follow, and ithe rascal landed in prision for a tenn of yeais. The fellow's name is T. C. Fitz simmons, and he is a biothei of County Comnnsionei Fitzsimmons of Munay county. He *a\s he lives in Lyon coun ty neai Balaton but probably lies, and is a lesident of Munay county. He said he chased one of the old wolves thiee da\s in older to have a sufficient number of old ones to cieate no suspicions legar ding the laige numbei of \oung*ones. WILL MS. LIND ACCEPT? The Marshall Me^eager Doei Not Think He is out of the Eace. Washington Dispatches Also Incline Towards the Same "View. One day follows another, says the Marshall Messenger, with the chase of Washington dispatches announcing and denouncing the candidacy of Hon. John my Lind for governor of Minnesota, and the dispatches of latest date say he is com ing home to look over the field. The few who knew of Mr. Lind's early hesi tacy about becoming a candidate for Congress six years ago, will hardly be lieve the gentleman cannot be counted a candidate until the nominating conven tion make3 it a fact. Long previous to the campaign of six years ago, Mr. Lind wTho was about to make a piotracted vi sit to the Pacific coast, wa3 approached by one of his most intimate fiiends, and one who was pi onihient in politics and party councils, and who was cent upon the mission by otheis good fJth, to ascercain if the gentleman would become a candidate for Congress upon Ms return. He leplied with promptness and em phasis that lie would not be a candidate, giving his leasons theiefor that he was too young a man to enter politics, and that he prefeired to peifpct himcelf in his piofession. His reply was taken in the good faith it wvs made, and at least one man became a candidate because of Mr. Lind's statement. %&& But with M.\ Lind's return from Cali fornia he suddenly changed his mind, and soon his Congressional condidacy wen an nounced. He probably had good rea sons for changing his mind, and certain ly there is no republican in his district that has not been proud of the years record Mr. Lind has made. Taking lit tle stock in the "Washington information, we believe our congressman will not de cide as to his candidacy for governor un til he has returned to Minnesota, and surveyed the field. He may have said he would not be a candidate, and yet be good enough republican to change his views if he finds the good of the party demands his further service. The latest Washington gocnip runs as follows: It has leaked out that Messrs. Mullen and Bixby, of St. Paul, have been here on a mission connected with Minne sota politics. Gov. Meniam's move ments when in Washington a couple of weeks ago were so closely watched that he felt him slf hampered. He reached an U'ldeistcndiog with Senator Davis, and plainly stated to several of the sena tois that he would not be a candid-.e for congress. He was lees fortunate re garding the governorship and went away without having his mind at rest regard ing Lind's intention. It is believed that the governor wants Lind to be an out and out candidate in order to make sure of McGill's defeat in the convention. What would please Mr. Merriam better than anything ebe, so the story goes here wrould be to have Lind and* Nelson join forces and let the convention decide be tween them after all the other candidates are defeated. It is supj^osed that Nel son is leady foi an arrangement of this kind and that Messrs. Mullen and Eixbv, a^ Menhm's iepie^entati\es will tiy to win Lind ovei to the scheme. In con versation with Col. Giaves, of Duluth. Mr. Lind stated that he intended to be in St. Paul when the Republican conven tion met, and this would indicate that Lind may yet have the Rspublican gub ernatoixal nomination thrust upon lvm, notwithstanding lepeated statements fiqm him that he would not accept a nomination. It is believed that if it were gi-\ en him without any great fight that he would accept, and there aie some who suggest that he is going to St. P?ul in order to consult with delegates to the state convention from various sections in regaid to the feeling on tae guberna torial nomination. New Ulm politicians appear to be ble( sed with exceptional good sense this year and demonstrate, in their lefusal to be candidates again, that they do not want the whole eauh. Col. Bobleter has said that he would not again be a candidate as has also Mi. Lind. They appear to mean what they say and theie by have created jnew that confidence which the people have had in them.— St. Petei Ileiald. Col. Ingeisoll It ^s no advantage to live in a city where poveity degiades and failure brings despair. The fie'ds aie loveliei than paved streets and "he great forests of oaks and elms are rnoie poetic than steeples and chimneys. In the country is the idea of home. The' you see rising and setting sun you be come acquainted with the stais nnd clouds. The constellations are oui fiiends. You hear the rain on the roof and listen to the rythmic sighing of the winds. You are thrilled by theie-^vrivc tisn called spring, touched and saddf ned by an autumn—the grace and poetry of death. Eveiy field is a pictuie, a every landscape a poem, eveiy flower a tender thought and eveiy forest a faiiy land. In the countiy you pie ei\e youi mdenti ty—your peisonality. Theie you aie an aggregation af atoms, but in the city you are only an atom of an aggregation. Bailding aid Loa?. The following is a statement of the unancial condition of the New Ulm Building and Loan Association at the present time: ASSETS. Real Estate Loans Stock Lo„ns Furniture and FIxturc3 Due from member^, Cush with Treasuier 812 shares, 1st Series ,,t-A 213 2nd 111 3id 231 4th Advance payments $29,025.00 1,800.00 95.50 165.50 1226.49 $32,312.49 -jr LIABILITIES. $24,343.76 4,660.44 1,559.55 1,600.83 ¥M}£&£}£>1 hi 110.00 Undivided Gains 37.91 wmm^m&^M*m^ $32,312.49 The net ga ns for the year have been $2,921.30, so that it can be icdily seen that the association is doing business on a healthy basi,^ WHOLE NTTMBEB 717 0UE CHARITY APPRECIATED «*j 0ol. E:3ve ELU- fjom V- Mi ion to T&m'v -St 'cken Eusria,. Tinny Tho^^nd People F~d with the Do v. nations of Minnesota. Col. C. McC. Reeve, one of the com missioners appointed by the governor of Minnesota to distribute the food StufT* cent by the Western farmers and milleirs on the st^mship Missouri for iclief of the famine stricken districts of Bu'sia, .-"rived in New York on the Steamship Fuerst Bismark, which got in late Fri day night. In speaking of H^ trip Col. Reeve s„id: The distress in the famiue-stiickeu por tions of Russia is p,ob bly gre te- than any one here has conceived. It is impos sible to reach at this tune of the year dis tricts where the greatest clist ess pievM's Along the tines of rilw\ 3 the relief which has bean afforded h~s much aniel ioiated the condition of the people. I found in Russia that the noKlhj and the landed proprietors weie doiag eveiy thing they could for the relief of the starving peasant. Cooj. Bob insk} is feeding on his ezi. ie «doie 13.C00 peo ple, another noble friril, is suppo^ng 00,000 people, and so on tinough the 1H:. Among the talesmen aid well-to-do meichaats of the lai^e c^ics, howler, the gieatest apathy c-ems pie^ ail ic gaxding the condition of the staiving pe sants. They are apt to answer when appealed to for help, "Ob iho-e people are always hungiy, the\ wo^'t woik." This to some extent is ve. Th^ govern ment and the railways hov offeied wTork to able-boched men from the famine dis tricts who will accept it but tbe Russian peasant is a great fatal i&t oud msny of them say "it is the will of God." and sit down to starve to death vVe found the lelief committees in Rv fully organ ized. The government olcied us eveiy possible facility for distribu^ig ihe food biought by the Missouri, placing Al the machineiy of the government aid of +he government railways at our disposal. I was informed that the food ch the Missouri brought to Russia .11 a^ppoit 30,000 people until such time as a new ciop can be gatheied. Wnh the excep tion of England, the othei nations have done nothing to lelieve the disness hi Russia. The woist of the famine A? 4s not known, and a most serious pioblem is piesented even when tempoiarj lelief is offeied the starving peasants. The prob lem is in regaid to ne .t \ea/b exops. The mortality among riie borces and cat tle in the famine trieken legions has been something '101 able, and I do not see what they aie going to do In oidei to get in their c±ops lor nc^ ea. The people in the famine stricken region aie not on ly without food, but wi+hout clothing. You can janc^ what tint I^. a Russian wiver Tne iiea^an^s make their own clothug tiom flax, winch the^, i«iae, spin id wc \e The me conditions which opeiated to destroj the crops of last ir also clestiojtd the lla\, so the peas ants coaid not provide themselves wiih nc\v clothing. You have no idea how thoroughly the action of America in sen ing food to the «tai\'ng peason is ap preciatcd by the Russians. Eveiywheie we wont, nobles, go\em inent officials and a.my officeis would come to ud in the naircad trains or in the hotels to introduce themselves and expic^s thp grctitude which was felt ton aid Ameiica foi her kindness and humaiiitj. The stoiy which has been published of Count Tolstoi having been oidered to stop his lelief work in the famine districts and confine himself to his own state is entiiely apocnphal. The czar investigated the matter, found out just what Count Tolstoi wa3 doing, and then sakl "Let no one disturb him, he is doing so much good that whatever doc trines he may te. ch I ennot afford to have him interfered ith." I found that nearly all those now suffering, are of the class of foimer serfs. They do not seem as yet to have acquired that quality which the Yankee calls "forehandedness." One cause of the failure of the former serfs to become piosparous farmers is a bad system of landholdings. A peasant can only occupy holdings for four years. Then he has to exchange with some, oth er fanner. This is intended to prevent land from running down. The theory is* that if a farm gets a bad owner for one four years, it will be likely to get a good owner for the next four years. As a matter of fact, it destroys in the farmer^ all ambition to cultivate his land and improve it. The communities of faars^* ers are arnnged 8n theoretical prin/lpjesj* stiongly tinctured with conimnaisni, and hey wTon't woik.