Th Louisiana Purchase
Exhibition will bring togeth
er the biggest crowd of well
dressed people ever seen
since the world began and the
American man in American
clothes will be one of the
most interesting Exhibits.
If you are going let us
help you exhibit.
Traveling suits that will
do credit to any man, $10 to
The new Brown Hats
$2.50 to $3.00.
Yes, trunks and bags.
Foot note: Walkover Shoes.
14 N. Minn. St. New Ulm, Minn.
GROOM DID NOT APPEAR
Joseph Rickerel Decamped the Day
Before His Wedding.
A small sensation was precipitated
on the people in the town of Leaven
worth and vicinity last Tuesday when
Joseph Rickerel failed to show up at
his proposed wedding with Thresa
Reiter. All arrangements had been
made, even to the priest, Rev. Rant of
St. Mary's church, going out that
morning to perform the ceremony.
The prospective groom is a young
man of probably twenty-five years of
age and his bride to be is not over
•eighteen years of age. The sudden
disappearance of Rickerel on Monday
is not a surprise to some of hia
intimate acquaintances. He seriously
objected to a forced marriage and left
for parts unknown. His address is not
known. The friends of the young
lady are indignant at the young man's
actions. Rickerel is said to have a
home in Iowa.—Sleepy Eye Herald.
A distance signal has been set up
east of the new sidetrack at Redstone
for the protection of train crews de
scending the Courtland hill.
PROSPECT OF THIRD LINE
Milwaukee Road Planning to En
ter New Ulm.
May Build Short Line Down
Would Greatly Benefit Mills
Clearing up the past Sea
Merchandise that gave us the most suc
cessful season of our business life.
Goods that must go to make room for our
immense fall stock.
Suits sold at $20 now$17.00
Coats and Vests.
Coats sold at $10. now $6.50
I 8. 5.
Blue Serge Coats now 4.
Boys' Coats sold at $5, 3.00
Boys' Coats, $3.50, at 2.00
& Kiesling Block,
Take advantage of our Odds and Ends bargains.
Information has reached influential
New Ulm men that officials of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway
have plans under consideration that
will mean much to this city. They
contemplate building a "cut-off" from
Granite Falls to Mankato, to connect
the Hastings & Dakota and Southern
Minnesota divisions of their road,
and in the event of the line being con
structed it would pass through New
Ulm. A very natural result would be
that the city's value as a shipping
point would be greatly enhanced, its
milling industries would be aided in
calculably and all its commercial in
It is understood that the Milwau
kee's principal reason for wanting a
short line to connect with its Southern
Minnesota road is to overcome the
present long haul on grain and cattle
which it brings from Western Minne
sota and North and South Dakota.
As things now are, all of these ship
ments are brought down through
Ortonville, but after reaching Granite
Falls the road turns to the eastward
and then runs north into the Twin Cit
ies, a portion of the haul being practi
cally lost, as it doubles back in a di
rection that has once been covered. In
the case of stock, for instance, the
trains travel a hundred miles or more
out of their way and, as the officials
are fully alive to the necessity of car
rying this class of freight with the
greatest dispatch, it is patent that the
mileage should be reduced whenever
possible. The branch line leading
south from Sanborn, which was built
by the Chicago & Northwestern a few
years ago, furnishes an example of
modern methods of facilitating stock
transportation and it is safe to assume
that the increase in the volume of this
business paid the eost of construction
many times over.
The desire to deflect the wheat ship
ments over the proposed line is not an
unnatural one. Every year the Mil
waukee handles millions of bushels of
grain on its northwestern system.
With its feeders extending into the
most remote of the harvest fields of
North and South Dakota and draining
those of a large area of Minnesota, it
is one of the greatest wheat carriers in
the world and annually lays down im
mense quantities of the cereal in Min
At the big milling center the grain
is converted into flour but after this
process the Milwaukee must enter into
sharp competition with several other
roads for the privilege of carrying
Suits sold at $7.00 now $4.50
Suits sold at $6.00 now $4.25
the freight the remainder of the dis
tance to Chicago. Four, at least, of
these lines do not enter the wheat belt,
but their presence compels a division
of the flour trade. By cutting off Min
neapolis these roads could be ignored,
the Milwaukee could "mill-in-transit"
or ship the wheat direct, and, either
way, could make the entire haul to
Chicago over its own track.
Another factor in the calculation, is
the reputed hostile attitude of the Min
neapolis millers toward the Milwaukee
road, as a result of the rate war of
two years ago. Prior to that time dis
crimination had been made in favor of
the Flour City millers by imposing
upon their interior competitors a
milling penalty of 1\ cents a hundred.
(In the case of New Ulm this made the
flat ratcjbo Chicago 20 cents or the
same as the Minneapolis men could
buy the wheat here, grind it in their
own city and lay it down in Chicago.)
But in 1902 the Chicago & Northwest
ern road announced the removal of
THE ONE-PRICE CLOTHIERS.^
Immediately a protest came from
Minneapolis, but in the interim the
various roads had signed an agree
ment to maintain a tariff of 10 cents
from that city to Chicago. When
conferences proved without effect the
Flour City manufacturers centered
their attack upon the Milwaukee. They
brought pressure to bear on that road
to cause the penalty to be restored or
have their own rate reduced and, when
the Milwaukee refused to repudiate its
agreement, inaugurated a boycott that
was almost absolute. Flour shipments
were all sent over the other lines, and
where the Milwaukee had lled out
several hundred carloads daily, it was
given but an insignificant number.
Naturally the railway men protested,
only to be given to understand that
they were suffering the form of pun
ishment devised for them.
At this stage of the proceedings the
Milwaukee finished the construction of
its branch from Mankato to Minneap
olis, and a means of retaliation was
offered. The millers were informed
that conditions must improve or Man
kato would be placed on the level of
the Minneapolis-Chicago rate and
when they declined to act the threat
was made effective. From Mankato
to Chicago the rate is now 10 cents
and today the owners of the interior
mill can buy their wheat on the Min
neapolis market and deliver it to con
sumers as cheaply as their more power
Such is the cause of the breach that
is said to exist and the shabby treat
ment accorded the Milwaukee road
may prove an incentive to building
the connection between Granite Falls
and Mankato. Should this be done
the advantages to accrue to New Ulm
could not be estimated. The local
mills would be especially benefitted,
for the Milwaukee extends as far as
Berkeley, N. D.: is the only road
entering Eureka, S. D., the greatest
primary wheat market in the world,
and gathers immense quantities of the
grain in the Red River Valley. This
source of supply would be practically
unlimited and the mills could probably
afford to double or treble their capac
Other lines of business would profit
also, for the acquisition would open
an enormous territory to the New Ulm
brewers and give the city shipping
facilities fully as good as those of
Mankato. With an outlet into North
Dakota, wholesale and jobbing houses
would without doubt locate here and
the small towns that would spring up
in the Minnesota River Valley between
this place and Granite Falls would
not decrease the rural trade materi
ally. In competition with each other
the two great systems, the Northwest
ern and Milwaukee, would doubtless
reduce the through rate to Chicago
and thus add another to the list of
Everything considered the proposi
tion seems and is meritorious, and is
a pro]ect that the New Ulm Commer
cial Union could well afford to encour
age. Some correspondence has been
received by local parties relative to it
and it would do no harm to send a
delegation of influential men to take
up the matter with the railway offi
Old Settlers at Play.
A goodly number of the older resi
dents of New Ulm congregated at
Hunters' Rest last Thursday afternoon
and held an enjoyable picnic. The
time was spent in relating reminiscen
ces and experiences of the early days
and the old settlers partook of a boun
tiful luncheon. Among those present
were German Friton and Messrs. and
Mesdames Jacob Brust, Theo. Rein,
S. A. George, Wm. Skinner, Fred
Gerboth, Edward^Maltzahn, Geo.
Doehne^-'Jacob Pfenninger, Frank
Friedmann and Wm. Gieseke.
NrEW UL.M, BROWN COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1904. NO. 33
READJUST RURAL ROUTES
Deliveries Will be Arranged
Serve More People.
Congressman McCleary Receives
Promise of County System.
Also Requests Free City Delivery
Fo Sleepy Eye.
Brown county is soon to be provid
ed with the full county rural free de
livery service. Congressman James
T. McCleary was before the officials
of the postal department last Wednes
day and from them secured the prom
ise that the system would be inaugu
rated here in the near future, and also
that several other counties in his dis
trict would be similarly supplied later.
Representative McCleary has been
corresponding with the department for
some time relative to this matter but it
did not come to a head until last
week. The order granting it will mean
that almost every rural route in the
county will be readjusted, making it
possible to serve a greater number of
people than heretofore. In the past it
has been customary for farmers wish
ing the delivery to frame a petition
and procure one hundred signers, as
required by the postal regulations.
These persons were secured wherever
possible and there was no systematic
planning of the routes, it falling to
the inspectors to make the most of the
material presented to them.
A very natural sequence was that
the routes were not always convenient
ly arranged, a case in point being the
inability to givethe service to the people
living near Clear Lake, just east of
the city. Farmers residing on either
side of that sheet of water have their
mail delivered regularly but Clear
Lake lies between two routes and neith
er was planned to include it. Thus
the residents of that particular vicini
ty were deprived of the benefits of the
service, but they will probably be ac
commodated under the new order of
The county system allows the in
spectors to use their judgment and dis
cretion in mapping out the routes.
They will arrive soon and go over all
of them thoroughly, after which the
deliveries will be planned to follow
the best roads and serve the most peo
ple. In no event will a patron be de
prived of the service but more will be
added. It may develop that a greater
number of routes will be required to
cover the territory and this condition
will be met by the appointment of ad
During his conference with the post
office authorities Congressman Mc
Cleary took up the question of city
delivery for Sleepy Eye. The depart
ment will order an investigation of the
matter soon, which will also include
the question of whether the people of
Sleepy Eye are desirious of having the
Entertained Lady Friends.
About twenty-five of her lady friends
from Springfield and Lamberton were
entertained in a regal manner last
Wednesday by Mrs. John Hauenstein.
Bowling and other amusements were
provided for the guests and the day was
spent most delightfully. Those present
from Springfield were Mesdames
M. Lehrer, E. Swanbeek, W. Schmid,
J. B. Schmid, Hilger, C. Yaeger,
Dickson, Martha Anderson, Wm.
Anderson and Wm. Muller, and the
Misses Verona Lehrer and Victoria
Schmid. The Lamberton ladies were
Mesdames E. C. Wheeler, T. J. Dick
son. L. Redding, P. W. Kuske, G.
Kleugel, P. Terry, J. Koenig, J. P.
Eykyn, F. W. Rinke, Wm. Clausen
and daughter, Margaret, and Miss
Believes in Bee Culture.
Otto Banker, the bee expert of Home
township, was in the city Saturday.
Mr. Banker has made a study of the
honey question and in the sixteen
years that he has been following the
business has reduced bee culture to a
science. His apiary now contians 150
hives and from each of these he ob
tains an average of 75 pounds per
year. He says that in spite of the
cloudy weather the past season has
been a good one for honey and that he
has already marketted 2,000 pounds in
S E PROTECTION
demands that you be on the alert to
see that you get Painkiller (Perry
Davis') when you ask for it some
dealers will try and persuade you to
take something else, claimed to be
just as good insist upon getting
Painkiller, the remedy which has been
the world's family doctor for 60 years
it never fails to stop diarrhoea, grip
ing pains in the stomach or bowels,
dysentery, etc. Large bottles 25 and
50 cents. S&E&arKUjSsjR sSL:
only 10 cents.
?fO' f" **IS^*
HEADQUARTERS FOR BARGAINS.
Dress Goods and Outing Flannel*
We are receiving our new Fall Goods and would call
attention to the new line of Dress Goods we are showing.
I is ready for your inspection. Our line of outing flan
nel is larger this year than ever before. Only the best
quality and fast colors.
Underwear and Hosiery*
Underwear for Gentlemen, Ladies and Children at low- $
est possible prices. Hosiery in all the different styles. $
36-inch fast colored percale, best quality,
Again we invite you to call and see our
New Line of Dress Goods,
the very best goods and lowest prices.
EGGS A E TAKE N I N EXCHANGE FO GOODS.
E A A E S FO BARGAINS.
Cuddy& Cavanaugh Wm. Pfaender.
Steam and Hot
Employ none but the best of
workmen and guarantee satis
ig^ Estimates furnished on all con
tracts at short notice.
Shop under Brown Co. Bank.
Now that the end of the light-weight dress goods sea- jj
son is drawing near, our thoughts gradually turn to
something to wear during fall and winter. We have al- &
ways striven to make our dress goods department as «t
perfect as possible, but this year we have actually out
Our new line of woolen dress goods and suitings has
arrived and we feel well repaid for the care and thought
exercised in selecting the assortment.
Never before has such a beautiful array of fabrics and
colorings been placed before the public in New Uim.
this line will be found the very latest weaves in
mixed colors^ etc*,
and no one who is at all interested should fail to see the
line. It' hardly necessary to speak about prices. We
S will only mention the fact that our prices are just as rea
sonable as they have always been—"nuff sed."
We call attention to our show window in which we have
$ displayed a number of the new pieces of dress goods and
Insures against fire, hail, tornadoes,
accident and death in the best of com
REAL ESTATE BOUGHT AND SOLO.
Legal documents executed, loans ne
gotiated, steamship tickets sold.
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