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WASHABLE SAILOR SUITS,
The Young Wan Meets Death While Bath
ing in the Uottonwood.:^v?- ^,
if Friday afternoon,
LiIjc *he SWee-t S^ory of
age 3 to 10 years, prices $.50, $.75,
§1.00 and $1.25.
in white and colored, 25 cts, to $1.50
sizes from 4 to 10 years. Best
30 cent waist ever offered.
for men. We sell as good a garment
foi 2o cents as some will sell you
for 50 cents. We struck a bargain
when we bought these and give the
benefit to our customers. When in
our store, ask our clerks to show
this garment. Remember we aie
the only house in this city which
sells the celebrated imported "Bon
Bon" underwear. They sell at $1.00
for men, boys and children. A big
stock and a good selection. We
have the latest shapes. The popu
lar price for a straw hat is 50 cents.
We have such in stiff and soft brim.
The coolest thing in straw goods id
the Li Hung Chang. Did you ever
see one? We have them.
This is the latest improvement in the
cut of gloves, invented by Mr. George
Cluze, member of the old and renowned
firm of Ph. Causvoisier, Glove Manu
facturer of Paris.
All the shortcomings of the old time
thumb are obviated in the CLUZE PAT
ENT. There is no strain on the seam
at the base of*the thumb, as with the old
cut, nor any strain elsewhere no discom
fort and no ill fit.
Lo\??, Old, but always n?W.
Hot- Weather Goods.
BOYS KNEE PANTS,-
Hermann's Monument When 0ompleted.j|g
Joe Grunnert, a
yHing wan of twenty-tw years, was
drowned while bathing in the Cotton
wood river some distance below the
dani.~ "Grunnert was a weak-minded fel
low and it is not known that he was able
to swim. Consequently when he got in*
t:-i to one of those treacherous holes that
.\ fill the river in that neighborhood, he
f^/ was unable to helpjhhuaelf i£ the. least.
S It is claimed Jhat pastel "onshore wit
nessed his drowning and neglected, to
15 cents to $1.00. Most of our
pants are made with double seat
and knee, riveted buttons and patent
THE CLUZE PATENT THUMB GLOVE.
at 5 cents, or 50 cents a dozen. Fan
cy goods, 15 cents or ti?o pairs for
25 cents. No better ones sold last
year for 25 cents a pair.
The old thumb often prevents but
toning of the first button. The Cluze
Patent Thumb permits all buttons or
hooks to close easily.
In short The Cluze Patent Thumb
Glove is the perfection of tit,
("all and see the Finest Fitting Glove
give him assistance, but this is not relia
bly confirmed. Some small boys report
ed the drowning in the evening, and the
body was rescued by Fred Brust and
Herman Schleuder after remaining in
the water for nearly three hours.. '"H^
The funeral occurred from the Cathoi
lie church Sunday afternoon.
"The face/' slid the oracular
"is an exact-index tojfoe miodt'?
"2Tot an exact one," said the Cheerful
Idiot V"For instance, when a man baa
his temper ruffled, his brows ate kmt
Only the man who loolra away fropa
iliwei.^#*3r W-ji*1 J..
This Tear's Jury Award in the Peterson
Libel Suit is Only $1,800. ..
The notorious libel suit of Samuel D.
Peterson against the Western Union
Telegraph. Company came up for trial
again at the present term ot the district
court and occupied the greater part of
VOLUME XIX. NO. 155. NEW ULM, BEOWN COUNTY, MINN./? WEDNESDAY,%UNE%3,1897. WHOLE ^NUMBER I\013.
S. L. Pierce, the St.Paul attorney, con
ducted the case for the plaintiff, and C.
M.' Ferguson of Minneapolis and John
Lind of New Ulm represented the com
pany. The testimony in the case was
brief..The company admitted the sending
of the celebrated message, "Slippery Sam,
your name is pants," but contended that
their agent, in aecepting and senaing it,
had not been actuated by malice and
that the damages to be awarded, if any,
could only be nominal, inasmuch as the
only publication of the libel, for which
they were liable, consisted in sending
the message for one operator to another,
both of whom were bound, under the
rule's of the company and the laws of
the state, to absolute secrecy. The plain
tiff, on the other hand, insisted that the
message was libelous on its face and
that the company, through its agent,
was negligent and reckless in accepting
it, particularly when not signed by any
known person or corporation, and should
be punished therefor.
The testimony on either side was in
line with the contention of the opposing
parties, but developed nothing sensation
al or new. The arguments, however,
were interesting and consumed a great
deal of time. That of Ferguson was
plausible and'business-like, while that
ot Pierce was dramatic, "lurid" and re
plete with terrific denunciations of the
power o! the Western Union and its
method of doing business.
The jury retired under'a charge of the
judge that implied at least a nominal
verdict for the plaintiff, and returned
with a verdict for $1,800 within three
The trial was the third that this case
has received in Judge Webber's court.
At the first trial, the jury returned a
verdict of $10,000. A new trial was
granted by Webber and the next jury
cut the amount down to $5,200. From
this an appeal was taken to the supreme
court, and by that body another trial
was granted on the ground that, while
the sending of the message was libelous,
the damages awarded were excessive.
The case is the first of the kind on rec
ord, and Webber is the first judge to
hold that a telegraph company is liable
for sending a message over its wire that
is plainly susceptible of a libelous in
terpretation, the mere sending of the
message to the operator at the other
line, being clearly a publication under
The company will undoubtedly con
sider the present verdict of $1,800 un
warranted by the evidence and will once
The Guilty Parties in the Burglary Case
at Sleepy Eye Bounded no at^ ,*
,- ffi- '"4$ fc^:ie
Just in Time to Give the Grand Jury a
The parties, who burglarized the Man
derson house in Sleepy Eye a few nights
ago, were rounded up by Marshal Hicks
at Redwood Falls two days latei. \.
Jim Huston, clerk at the Commercial
Hotel in Redwood, was the first map
placed under arrest and appears to have
been the chief instigator in connection
with the robbery. 'He is a married man
and most of the stolen goods were found
and identified at his home in Redwood
On Thursday Julius Schoeneshofer and
Louie Schmidt, bo.th' cigars maker** were
arrested as accomplices in the. crike,
and brought to New Ulm, where they
were at once turned over to the mereiea
hatt in years.
jury the county* has
crime with iHtich tiiese men^have
been charged a peculiar one. TfielHoffmaan
Manderson house, which they are accosd
^f a a o^ o* 8 &
$m ^p«n*» shady elMtfacte*4' Loven
jbt %*fcno* j»" he-&%
•^Ssk •*S**ki. A*
prietor of the place and the Dispatch
enumerates "her companions as follows:
Miss Jones, her friend, and Mr. Phillips,
Huston, the accused, claims to have
worked for Mrs. Manderson at one time
and says he received no pay. Being
hard-up and pressed for funds to provide
for the necessities of his family, be ar
ranged with accomplices in Sleepy Eye
to come down from Redwood on aaight,
when the occupants of the house were
not home, and commit the robbery. He
did so, and helped himself to everything
in sight, including a lot of ladies' wear
ing apparel. Huston's arrest was made
in the presence of his wife, who is about
to become a mother, and the excitement
in the bouse was sensational and dra
matic, the poor woman fainting away at
The case was taken up by the grand
jury on Friday and indictments returned
against Huston, withoutdelay. The trial
will take place this week.
With the Clubs.
Columbia Bowling Club: Burg, 151
Galles, 181 Henry Behnke, 121 Meyer,
146 Hauenstein, 149 Fred Behnke,157
Alf. Vogel, 141, Alwin, 160 Toberer,
199 Bobleter,195 Johnson,16£ Schoch,
158 Baarsch, 165.
Some remarkably good shooting was
done by the members of the Oun Club
Monday afternoon. The following is
the score: W, E. Koch, 14 Alb. Koch,
8 Amme, 12 Manderfeld, 10 Toberer,
3 Bobleter, 9 Buschers, 12 Fritsche,
8 Meyer, 1 L. Mueller, 9 Hauenstein,
5 CQrdes, 6.
Hunters Club: German Ring target,
possible 250—Amme, 169 Pfaender,
194 Johnson, 149 Yoss, 154 Brandt,
147 Lilla, 130 Toberer, 110 W. E.
Eoch, 124 Henry Koch, 104 Alb.
Boock, 58 Goetscb, 144 Galles, 45
Perry, 179 Grebe, 119 Krause, 159
Standard target, possible 100 Johnson,
50 Amme, 52 Brandt, 53 Lilla, 56
Toberer, 23 W. E. Koch, 49 Henry
Koch, 34 Boock,'28 Pfaender, 69
Goetscb, 62 Galles, 38 Petry, 53 Gre
be, 12 Krause, 41.
The Winthrop Boys Do Them Up in a
Hotly Contested Game*
Three hundred people, if not more,
witnessed the ball game at the Driving
Park Sunday afternoon. Excursion trains
were run from Winthrop and the west
and a large and enthusiastic crowd came
in with each.
The game itself was interesting. The
Winthrop club undoubtedly contains the
best players, but the Springfield boys
fought hard and for four innings it was
apparently nobody's game. In the sev
enth inning, through clever playing on
theii own part and bungling work on the
part of Springfield, the Winthropites
took a substantial lead and held it. The
closing innings were the best of the en
tire game. Here is the score.
Winthrop,' ,. 1 0 0 3 2 0 3* 0 0—9.
Springfield, 0 1 2 6 0 2 1 0 0—6.
Dalzell of Gibbon and McRae of
Sanborn umpired the game and gave
general satisfaction. The receipts of the
afternoon were %l&t*X$'^s 'H $*
Ex-Mayor Jenson of Sleepy Eye was in
the city yesterday. W I E
Mrs. Wm. Ross of Blue Earth City is
the guest of friends in this cityi.'
H. S. Kennedy, inimitable story-tellejr.
was in town Monday and yesterday.
You will like the General Sickles. 6
cent cigar. It's a cool, sweet smoke.
Charles Schwendinger of Minneapolis
visiting in the city with his parents.
Mrs. Ross will return to Minneapolis
today after a visit of several weeks with
friends in this city. She willJ accom
panied by Mrs. Mowery. &i^ilr<Ji
Prof. (ilick, the hypnotist tuid mind
reader and his\group of Japanese per-:
formers will -appear at Union Hall id-,
night and for the rest of this Week. Glick
is not a fraud, by any means and, gives an
entertainment that is well worth seeing
The 8igel MutnaT Fire tnsunuice Co.
has elected tt»e following new officers:
President^ Q£ HiUesheun^s%cfe^ai7i
F. Hi 8chw*W»e treasarer, Andrew
The Gaand Jury Found Humorous Offenses
'^XY^. Awaitang its Attention.
Over a Dosen True Bills Betnxned in a
,._ lour Days' Beasion. ^v ,*.,*
The grand jury for the present term
of court will go on record as the busiest
that the county has had in years. Upon
convening, C. D. Griffith of Sleepy Eye
was selected as foreman and from that
time until Saturday night but little
time was lost. As a result of ibeir de
liberations fourteen different individuals
were placed under the undesirable ban
of indictment, the charges including
forgery, larceny, robbery and assault.
Wm. Hennesy was indicted for grand
larceny in the second degree. His of
fense consisted in stealing flour from a
railroad car at Sleepy Eye in December
last. He pleaded not guilty, and will
be defended at the trial sometime this
week by Attorney Lind.
Jos. Schiller and Joseph Gottam were
indicted for petit Ureeny on the charge
of having been confederates of Hennesy
in the flour stealing case. A similar in
dictment was found against August Veit.
Mr. Lind appeared for all of them and
stated that they were pursuaded to com
mit the crime while under the influence
of liquor and that they had returned the
stolen flour prior to the commencement
of legal proceedings against them. All
three pleaded guilty and were sentenced
to pay a fine of $15 each or b? confined
in jail until the fine was pain. ot to ex
ceed thirty days. The fines \\. rv imme
diately paid and the prisoners discharged.
Another indictment was returned a
gainst Mrs. Francisca Wilfahrt and her
son, Fritz, for stealing wheat in the night
time from the granary of Mr. Buggert
in SigeL Petit larceny was the crime
charged and to this the son pleaded guil
ty and the mother not guilty. She will
be defended by Lind.
On Saturday Wm. Hennesy was ar
raigned on a second indictment charging
him with burglary in the third degree.
To this his attorney, Mr. Lind, demurred
on the ground that the iudictment was
defective in that it did not set forth that
the car which Hennesy entered belonged
to any other person than the one charged
with entering it.
Jim Huston was also arraigned' on a
double charge of burglary in the third
degree and grand larceny in'the first de
gree. To the former a demurrer was
interposed by bis attorney, Mr. Litd,
and to the latter he pleaded not guilty.
Huston's accomplices rn tbe Sleepy
Eye robbeiy, Schmidt and Schoeneshof
er, are in jail, awaiting a hearing before
Justice Brandt on a charge of burglary
in the third degree. Schmidt formerly
owned a small cigar shop in this city.
Young Fr. Wilfahrt was sentenced
early Monday morning by-Judge Web
ber to a term,not exceeding ninety days,
at the St. Cloud reformatory. Shortly
after sentence was passed, he was ar
raigned, together with his mother, on
another indictment, charging them'with
grand larceny in the second degree
This indictment, it is said, is brought in
connection with the Soukup offense,
Ernst Hornschlaeger was indicted for
assault in the second degree. His of
fense consisted in driving over a son of
Paul Jacobson at Sleepy Eye in Febru
ary and is the same as the one over
which a damage suit has been in progress
since Saturday. ''.
Other indictments were found, but as
the accused parties have not been ar
raigned, it is impossible to state the ex
act nature of the offenses.
The grand jury adjourned Saturday
Ob, when will prosperity come'
"As soon as we settle the tariff!"
And when will cash tmBkMM&Mm
And the winds ripple muiic all
M^As soon as we settle the tariffr
"A«soda af we settlethelari«P*s
And that i» tb^^a a W
While the people are b«t)i» iiita bills
And fteyii tair 'til
Ipesawce lia orgatir^ A 2 2
Good kid gloves .98
Nilsen kid gloves 1,50
Every pair'warranted, or you w|ll get
a new pair. K}\
Latest'atyles in Ladies* Belts and lar
gest line in the city.
A fine leather belt
Better ones at
All silk gloves, only Kk*
All wool gloves, oHy
Fast black, 26 iach parasoF
Fast black, 26 inch parasol pretly
Better ones with nice handle 1.25
Extra fine goods $1.50 to $2.00
Ladies' Waists, oniv"-,!a" .25
Latest styles in waists at 50, 70 and 95
I Summer Underwear.
Ladies'ribbed vests '-*•£*'*^',1." $ .05 |j
Ladies' half-sleeve vest, only .10 *.!'
Better goods—vest, 25 cents pants, 2 '$£
Children's vests^ gooof quality, at' 5 and
Boys' shirts and drawers, only 50 cents
Gentlemen's Underwear at 50 eents a
suit. \,- '-J,
Fine Balbrigan goods at $1.00 a suit.
Fine, thin woolen underwear at $1.70 a
I claim that I carry the largest line in
the city. The sale in .hosiery at my
store is double that of last year. The
reason is that I sell them very low. Call
and see the line. 5 cents will buy a
pair of fast-black hose. Seamless hos?
in fast-black, only 10 cents.
Heavy ribbed top hose at 15 cents a
Extra heavy quality at 20 cents a pair.
Call and buy a pair of the new shade
"Ox blood color." It is all the go.
Gentleman's heavy sock at 5 and 8
cents a pair.
Laces, all the latest styles and the lar
The same is true of our stock of em
Silk veiling at 10 cents.
Latest patterns at 20 and 25 cents.
In gentlemen's dress shirts I have en
tirely new line.
-. You must eat—^you must buy your
^groceries somewhere. If you are a
bit particular about your food, and
the prices you pay tor it—come here.
Canned Vegetables were never so
cheap as now and never better.
|f|Ou stock of Canned Fruits is un
excelled and what is better,, still,
they are not high-priced. %^,
F. rl. BErlHKE
A. J. Peters 6: Co.
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Lake Bark Hotel atLake Minnetonka,!!
is tbe moat popular tonriat resort
Hinneaoia. It is only a haU hour'a ride
from '-1a^nnea|M^lli^'Bac1ied[ by fre
i|nent 'ttajna ,- •^m^mmodM^mm are in
treaaelj & & Fisinaf, boat
ing, yactai|» aarf b^hia*. Ho»al wlll^