50 years ago today, June 8,
Commodore Matthew C. Perry met the
Imperial Commission to arrange our first
commercial treaty with the Japanese.
Ready for that blue serge
suit? It's ready here for
you—and it will fit too—
good, firinjshoulders, round
smooth chest, and the col
lar just as we all like it.
Hats from the Knox factory here.
14 N. Minn. St. New Ulm, Minn.
Young Man's Sad Death.
Frank J. Steffel of Morgan, who
•was brought to this city to be operated
upon for appendicitis, passed away
last Thursday morning at St. Alex
ander hospital. On the Friday before
his death Mr. Steffel was taken sick
with appendicitis and the following
evening brought to New Ulm. Sunday
morning he underwent an operation
but as his condition did not improve
he was operated upon a second time
Wednesday. The shock of the latter
proved too great and he died in less
than twenty-four hours. The deceased
was 28 years of age and a son of Peter
Steffel and wife of this city. About
four years ago he went to Morgan and
opened a harness shop, meeting with
great success and becoming very
popular in that community. He leaves
a young wife and two small children
to mourn his loss. Frank Steffel was
one of the charter members of St.
John Court, C. O. F., and that order
took charge of his funeral Saturday
morning. He also belonged to the St.
Michael's society of Morgan, and its
members chartered a special train and
brought clown the Morgan band to
attend his obsequies.
To THE WORLD'S FAIR, ST.LOUIS,
Via the Nortn-Western Line. Very
low rates now in effect to St. Louis
and return, from all points. Excellent
train service and liberal return limits.
Ask Ticket Agents, Chicago & North
Western R'y for full particulars, 24
that with the arrival of
2 warmer weather you will
need a nice
wish to be
^and if you
dressed up-to-date, you
will do well to come to
us and look at our stock
•f and this season's styles.
Besides the above, we
j£ carry a large stock of
all of which are but the
latest shapes and at rea-
$ sonable prices.
TREASURY IS RUNNING LOW
Municipal Exchequer is Not in Best
Bond Issue Nearly Due and
Financiering Stunt Necessary
With $10,000 of the city bonds coming
due this summer and an overdraft of
more than that amount to face, it is
up to the aldermen to do a financiering
stunt that will relieve the stringency
somewhat and tide matters over
for at least another year. Members
of the council have been aware of the
impending crisis for some time and of
late have set to work to solve the
problem. Two remedies have been
suggested and one of them is now on
At the present time New Ulm's
bonded indebtedness reaches a total
of $74,000, divided as follows:
City improvement bonds in the sum
of $10,000, issued in 1899, which fail
due Aug. 1, 1904. At the rate of 6 per
cent this paper draws $600 in interest
General fund bonds of $14,000, issued
in 1894 and due July 16, 1924. Interest
at 5 per cent, or $700 per year.
General fund bonds of $20,000,
uttered in 1900, expire July 1, 1919.
This loan was made from the state and
only 4 per cent interest is charged, the
annual payment being $800.
Electric light bonds to the amount
of $30,000 draw $1,200 in interest each
year at the rate of 4 per cent. They
were issued in 1902 and fall due July
From the above it will be seen that
the city improvement bonds of $10,000
issued in 1899 mature on August 1st
and that $2,700 in interest must be
paid on the first of next month and
$600 in interest on August 1st. There
is no money in the city treasury to
meet these obligations but on the con
trary at the close of business in May,
City Clerk Bobleter's books sho wed an
overdraft of $7,306.35. The munici
pality has just received $9,713.69 from
the June tax settlement but with the
monthly expenditures re aching a total
of upwards of $3,000 this will not last
a great length of time and it is be
lieved that by August 1st the over
draft will have reached a total of
As a means of meeting the deficit
several of the aldermen suggested
calling a special election for the pur
pose of submitting the question of
voting $20,000 bonds to the people. It
was their intention to take up the
$10,000 issue as soon as it matured
and to utilize the balance in paying
the overdraft. This would have in
creased the city's, floating debt to
$84,000 but the idea was vetoed by the
other members of the council, who
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CLOTHING STORE, NEW ULM, MINN.
were of the opinion that a special
election would be a useless expense.
As a substitute plan they recom
mended refunding the bonds for one
year and then negotiating a private
loan of $10,000. Accordingly, a letter
was written to the Farmers' and Me
chanics' Savings bank ..of Minne
apolis, who advanced the loan made
in 1899, asking them to extend the
time to Aug. 1, 1905.. Their reply has
not been received but they will doubt
less consent to the arrangement and
the council can then secure a popular
loan without going outside the city.
THEIR SCHOOL DAYS END
Ten Students Graduate From High
Graduating exercises of the New
Ulm high school will be held this
evening in the district court room of
the Brown county court house. The
program will begin promptly at eight
o'clock and it is expected that the at
tendance will be very large. No pro
visions have been made for reserving
seats but the ushers will endeavor to
find accommodations for all.
Song "The New Hail Columbia"
Helga V. Bolstad.
Song "Soldiers' Chorus"
Oration "America's Boast"
Essay, with Valedictory "Our Schools"
Louise 11. Jahnke.
Class Song ^.
Address '. "The Golden Fleece"
Rev. G. L.
VOLUME XXVI. NEW ULM, BROWN COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, L904. NO. 23
Ten students have finished their
work in the local school and will be
given their diplomas tonight. Those
completing the Latin course are Ar
thur Dengler, Anna M. Dietz, Louise
H. Jahnke and Mary L. Rasmussen,
and those the English course, Stanley
E. Bingham, Helga V. Bolstad, Oscar
M. Boock, Cleveland Frederick, Fred
A. Hubbard and Cornelia B. Mander
feld. The program to be given is as
March 1...... Selected
Essay, with Salutatory "Our Navy"
Stanley E. Bingham.
Recitation ..., "George Urban"
Cornelia B. Manderfeld.
Paymaster Beecher Settling Accounts
During the past week Paymaster J.
S. Beecher and his pay. clerk, E. M.
Gaines, have been busily engaged in
closing the accounts of the training
shin Monongahela. They have office
room with Bingham Bros., and ex
pect, to complete their work by the lat
ter part of the week..*.
When the Monongahela was con
verted into a store ship and ordered
to the new naval station at Guanta
namo, Cuba, her officers and crew
were all transferred to other vessels
and this necessitated completely clos
ing her books. It is upon this task
that Mr. Beecher and his assistant
are now employed, and it is no small
one, requiring the handling of a vast
amount of detail in paying the crew
and balancing the expenditures which
were necessary for the maintenance of
the ship. The navy department, how
ever, has allowed them until June 21st
to complete their rolls, but that
length of time will not be required.
Paymaster Beecher is not informed,
as to what will constitute his next as
signment but when Pay Clerk Gaines
reports for duty he will be placed in
one of the best clerical positions in
the navy. He has already received
orders appointing him fleet clerk of
the North Atlantic battleship squad
ron and after a brief visit at his home
in Mississippi will leave for Gibralter
to assume his new duties.
Elevator Locations Selected.
During the past week the Eagle
Roller Mill company has fully decid
ed upon the locations for the four new
elevators which will be erected along
the Minneapolis & St. Louis railway.
They will be built at Fairfax, Clark
field, Dawson and Madison and as
soon as sites can be secured the con
tracts will be awarded. These build
ings are to cost on an average of
$4,500 apiece, which is over and above
the $17,500 contract recently given G.
A. Honstain & Co., of Minneapolis,
for repairing the„ various elevators
along the Northwestern. In its article
last week the Review asserted that the
mill's object in building the new ele
vators was to avoid purchasing wheat
raised in Kansas, This was an error,
as nothing but Minnesota and Dakota
wheat is ground at the local plant.
Fancy evaporated apples^Mbs^tpr
25 cts. Jaycox Bros. *v\
STATE LABOR CONVENTION
Minnesota Federation Meets,
New Ulm Next Week.
Monster Mass Meeting Will
Held Tuesday Night.
Delegates Are to Discuss Import
i:: v..,...... ant Legislation.
Labor leaders and members of
ganized unions to the number
several hundred, will gather in New
Ulm next Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday, June 13th, 14th and 15th, to
attend the annual convention of the
Minnesota State Federation of Labor.
Indications point to the largest at
tendance in the history of the Feder
ation and far-reaching results are
expected from the deliberations of the
delegates. Legislation of the greatest
importance to labor interests will be
discussed and there are a number of
judicious bills which will probably be
recommended to the state legislature
The annual meeting of the State
Federation of Labor is one of the
most important conventions held in
Minnesota. A year ago at Little Falls
upwards of 400 delegates attended and
the New Ulm gathering promises to be
on even a larger scale. It will mean
considerable to the city, as the major
portion of these men will remaia in
the city for nearly four days.
A special train from the Twin Cities
to arrive next Sunday night will bring
the van guard of the army of dele
gates. It will carry the delegations
from St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth,
St. Cloud, Brainerd and other places
in the northern part of the state, while
those from east and south of here are
scheduled to make their appearance
Sessions are to begin that afternoon
and will continue until Thursday night.
Monday evening the delegates will be
entertained by the New Ulm Turn
verein, when the Second Regiment
band will give an open air concert in
Turner Park, to be followed by gym
nastic exhibitions by several of Prof.
Herman Hein's classes. Tuesday even
ing there will be a monster mass meet
ing in Turner Theatre and to this, as
well as to all the other sessions, the
public is earnestly invited.
At the mass meeting speeches are 'to
be made by W. E. McEwen, secretary
and treasurer of the Federation M.
E. Neary, its president C. E. James,
chairman of the Federation Council
Harry Dix, president of the Minne
apolis Trades Council A. H. Garfield,
vice president of the St. Paul Trades
and Labor Assembly John O'DonneJl,
the Minnesota labor commissioner,
and others. All of these are speakers
of note, men qualified by experience
and study to deliver addresses upon
the topics they will handle, and their
expositions of the aims and objects of
organized labor will be well worth
A sharp passage at arms is ezpect
ed when the matter of electing the
Federation president is taken up. M.
E. Neary, the present executive, is out
for re-election and he has three worthy
opponents in Harry Dix of Minne
apolis, and C. E. James and A. H.
Garfield of St. Paul. All of the candi
dates have enthusiastic followings
and a hard struggle will precede the
Ifit St. Paul Sunday a meeting of
the executive council was held to pre
pare matters for presentation to the
convention. Included among these
questions are several bills of benefit
to labor unions and the Federation
will doubtless ask that they be favor
ably acted upon at the next session of
the state legislature.
During 'the convention the Feder
ation headquarters will be at the
Dakota House and all sessions are to
take place in the Turner Theatre.
Buys Out Competitors.
Theodore Mueller, proprietor of the
popular North Minnesota street cigar
store, on Friday closed a deal with
Siebenbrunner & Arbes, whereby he
purchased the stock and tools of the
retiring firm. The last-named gentle
men gave possession Saturday night
and dissolved partnership. In addition
to the stock of tobacco and the cigar
makers' tools, Mr. Mueller's purchase
covered the business good will of his
competitors and the right to manu
facture the brands they have been
making. In will allow him to continue
making the "White House," which
had such a large sale, besides the
well known brands of "Perfection,"
"General Bobleter," "Second Regi
ment Band," etc., which have made
the Mueller factory famous. r,-4
Al-ki Dandruff Cure
50c. All druggists.
does the work.
We show anew line of Summer Dress Goods one that
is up-to-date in every respect. *t* & & &
FINE VOILE. But what is Voile? It is a variety of
thin, dainty, fashionable goods. We have it in all-wool
and cotton, from 15c up to 98c per yard.
We also show a large line of other Dress Goods.
An unusual large line of Hosiery for Ladies, Gentlemen
and Children. & & & & ':_
Call and see the seamless, fast-black hose for ladies at
8c a pair. Very good quality at 10 and 15c a pair.
where before seeing our endless variety.
from 4 cents up to 48 cents a garment.
Our line of waists is large.
You can't afford to buy else-
You can find a pair in our store that
will suit you, as we carry a large line.
Kid Gloves at $1 and guaranteed to wear. The very
best quality at $1.50 a pair. Silk Gloves at 48c and good
cotton gloves at 25c a pair.
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OPENING OF SUMMER MILLINERY,
is the number that won
the LADIES' SUIT.
From now on we will display the
newest and most distinct styles in 'f
midsummer millinery. .§.
The many beautiful and pictur- 4*
esque summer creations add a stun
ningness to the costume that is &
almost irresistable. 4*
Just now the all blues, the emer- "f
aid greens and the chocolate browns 4.
are the center of attraction in the
realm of fashion. This week at our
special display you will see beauti- .$.
ful designs in these colors. 'f
END OF SCHOOL DAYS
jt jt Commencements mark the month, of June*' Jt jit
There is a stunning elegance to .3.
these styles that appeal the careful 4»
Ony a short time now until our grammar schools, high schools and col
leges, will be pouring out their thousands of *happy graduates and stud
ents. Commencement means new clothes—or ought to—studies end, vaca
tions begin, most of the graduates are in the lime-light—most important
time in their lives, they think. Clothes question is very important. Chil
dren, boys, young men's clothing, is slighted as a general rule—not much
attention paid to quality, or looks either. Can't say that about our goods
for young folks. Our young men's styles area new factor in the business
—will open your eyes—K. N. & F. made, and just as finely tailored, styl
ish and "swell," as the regular styles. The only difference—they're made
to fit the boys. Sizes 32 to 36.
Fine tailored garments for boys and young men at $10 to $18.
New washable summer suits for children from $1 to $3.
Our assortment is
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