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Senator Chas. A. Johnson Be
fore the People for Re-election.
Deserves Recognition by the
Voter at the Primaries.
as Served Nicollet Co. and
the State Faithfully.
Before another week rolls around,
the question of who will represent
Nicollet County in the upper branch
of our state legislature will have been
decided. Chas. A. Johnson our
present senator who is a candidate
for re-election again asks the suffrage
of the voters on the work he has ac
complished. He has been one of the
most faithful and energetic workers
ever sent to the legislature from this
county, always ready to work for the
best interests of his constituents and
looking out for their welfare. Aside
from local measures he advocated and
secured favorable action, he was in
line with the progressive movements
of the day. He was a staunch sup
porter of the 2 cent passenger rate bill
and voted for the same both in com
mittee and on the floor at sessions of
'05 and '07 as well as the freight rate
bill which reduced freight on every
bushel of wheat shipped to the market
about two cents here and other freight
He opposed the measure raising the
salaries of district court judges from
836 per annum to $5000 and the
supreme judges from $5000 to $7000.
He also introduced a resolution
doing away with junketing trips to the
various state institutions by making
the chairmen of the committees certify
to actual expenses of members and
returning receipt for same to the state
Another important measure in the
interest of the common people for
which his vote is received in favor of,
is the anti pass bill which applies not
only to railroad passes but also to
telegraph, telephone and express
Senator C. A. Johnson voted and
worked hard to increase the R. R.
Gross Earnings tax from 3 to 4 on
all railroads. By this law the state
gets 4 to 5 million dollars more taxes.
Under this system every pound of
freight that goes through the state,
from east to west, pays a tax into the
He also voted and worked hard for
the inheritance tax which has added a
great deal of tax to the state treasury,
so that our direct state tax is nominal
and will be less as the business in
creases, of the railroad companies.
He also voted to repeal the law
leasing the ore land so that none of
them are in Minn. At this they stated
holding it for higher royalty.
Another important measure which
received|his sanction was the tonnage
tax bill which was so bitterly opposed
by the steel trust.
Good roads and drainage measures
also occupied considerable of his time
and laws were passed authorizing the
state toj^pay one half the cost of
widening, straightening and deepening
water courses where damage had been
done to adjacent lands by overflow of
ditcnes constructed under state laws.
Under these laws, the Rush river
ditch contract was let amounting to
over $20,000 of which the state paid $
of the cost. Nicollet county $2,500
and thelbalance assessed against the
On account of his unswerving
interest in|'.drainage matters he was
appointed by Geo. Eberhart as member
of the commission to go to Washing
ton and enlist the services of the
federal government in controlling the
flood waters of the Minnesota river
and owing to his well known tenacity,
he secured favorable action and some
actual work has already been accom
plished. A dredge boat was sent by
the government and the actual survey
of the river has been accomplished by
the U. S. Government. There is still
much to be done along this line.
Another measure in which Senator
Johnson took an active interest was
our public school system. The legis
lature raised the state aid of our high
schools from $800 to $1,750.
Rural schools employing second
grade teachers from $50 to $100 a year.
Rural schools employing first grade
teachers from $125 to $150 a year.
Semi graded schools from $250 to $300
a year. Graded schools from $550 to
1700 a year« ^A
The agricultural high school bill by
which the state pays and the districts
$. not more than $2,500 to be expended
by the state in one year for any one
The following are the appropria
tions secured by Senator C. A. John
sorTduring his term 1903:
$3,000 to aid in construction of the
Judson bridge across the Minnesota
river also $800 appropriated to Brown
and Nicollet to aid in constructing a
bridge across Minnesota river at
"Fort Ridgely Ferry Crossing."
$500 to aid in building a bridge
between Kasota and St. Peter.
The sum of Three hundred and fifty
(350) dollars to aid in building a
bridge across Rush river, on the
north and south center line of section
three (8) Township one hundred and
eleven (111) raDge twenty-nine (29),
town of Bernadotte. Said sum to be
expended under the supervision of
the supervisors of said township.
The sum of one hundred and fifty
(150) dollars, to aid in the construc
tion of a bridge across Hanson creek
at Hanson crossing in section five (5)
township of Traverse, said sum to
be expended under the supervision of
the supervisors of said township.
The sum of two hundred and fifty
(250) dollars, to aid in the payment,
of a bridge across the Minnesota
river, at Judson in the township of
Nicollet, to be paid on the order of
the chairman of the board of super
visors of said township.
a) To be available for the fiscal
year ending July 31, 1908: $150, to
aid in repairing bridges in the Town
of Ridgely $250, to aid the build
ing of roads in the Town of Courtland
from the bridge across the Minnesota
river at New Ulm to Martin Mueller's
farm $250, to aid in building a road
in the Town of Lafayette from the
bridge over the Minnesota river at
New Ulm to Fred Fritsche's farm
$500, to aid in building an iron bridge
in the Town of Lake Prairie $350, to
aid in buitding iron bridges in the
Town of New Sweden $500, to aid in
building an iron bridge in the Town
of Belgrade $500, 10 aid in construct
ing and repairing the road known as
the Fort road, from St. Peter to Fort
b) To be available for the fiscal
year ending July 31, 1909: $2500, to
aid in constructing and repairing the
road, known as the Fort road, from
St. Peter to Fort Ridgely.
What is known as Nicollet Co.
State Road No. 1. located by Co.
Commissioners is being built under
laws made by Sen. C. A. Johnson.
Road and bridge appropriations for
1910 and 1911, but unfortunately this
Wd,s declared unconstitutional by our
supreme court, but Sen. Johnson did
the work just the same.
$1,000 for Mankato & New Ulm
road $1,000 for road in Courtland
between MartinMueller's and the Min
nesota river $350 for a bridge near
Barney Fay $800 for St. Peter & New
Ulm road in Oshawa $200 for road in
Ridgely $400 for bridge in West
Newton $500 for road in Bernadotte
$2C0 for road in Granby $200 for road
in Brighton $200 for road in New
Swedeu $700 for road in Nicollet
$1950 for road leading to St. Peter.
As chairman of the committee on
hospitals he also introduced the bill
providing for detention hospitals,one
of which is now in course of construc
tion in St. Peter,by which temporarily
insane can be treated without having
the odium attached to being confined
in an insane asylum until certified by
the Supt. in charge as being incur
The question of segregrating the
tubercular patients.from the regular
hospitals and confining them by them
selves also received his support and
it was mainly thru his efforts that the
tubercular ward was built and located
at St. Peter.
The same is also true of the insane
criminals, many .of whom are in our
asylums and a building has just been
completed in St. Peter and hereafter
all criminals that plead insanity will
be confined here until surrendered as
cured to the officer of law, apart from
other patients who are actually sick
and harmless. There are said to be
about 400 of this class already in the
Locally Senator Johnson has se
cured considerable aid towards build
ing roads and bridges in this county,
which are very familiar to the tax
payers in the different parts of our
The above are only a few of the
most important measures for the pub
lic welfare in which Senator Johnson
took an active part, and on which he
spent much time and work. In short
h9-was considered one of the most
hard-working and influential members
of the Senate. His position as mem-
LIND WILL NOT RUN.
He Positively Refuses to Accept
Nomination. Substitute No
minee to Be Named Text
The final and absolute refusal of
John Lind to accept the Democratic
nomination for chief executive ©f the
state is now a matter of record.
Frank. A. Day, in whose hand
Gov. Lind's letter resigning from th'e
he ad of the ticket has been since the
middle of August, made puplic the
missive last Saturday.
It has been held back upon Go*.
Lind's request until he arrived home
from the West and went over the situ
ation carefully *wnh Mr. Day and
The action means that the party lea
ders have finally abandoned hope of
inducing Gov. Lind to change his
mind, and have decided to pick a
As to who will be such substitute
there is considerable conjectur. His
selection rests with the Democratic
state central committee, and this body
will meet next Thursday morning at
St. Paul to make the choice.*
Rumor has it that the man to suc
ceed John Lind has already been deci
ded upon. However, if a candidate
has been picked, the identity of the
favorite is being carefully concealed.
Rumors haye attached to several
names. Judge Stantion, John M.
Freeman, Olivia, and John Jens wold,
Duluth, are among those mentioned.
Still another rumor has it that the no
minee will be none of the men most
prominently mentioned for the place.
In the meantime, there is possible
trouble brewing in the Democratic
camp. Several of the candidates
named for minor offices by the Demo
cratic state convention are said to be
threatening to withdraw from the
ticket. They agreed to run, they
claim, with the understanding that
John Lind would accept the nomina
tion for governor, and they do not
care to enter the race without him.
However, if a strong man is picked by
the committee as Gov. Lind's substi
tute, it is possible these rumblings
will quiet down.
Robt. Bruce Kennedy.
At the coming primaries, Sept. 20,
the voters of Brown county will have
an opportunity to vote for and select
as their nominee Robt. Bruce Kennedy,
a man who is well qualified for the
duties connected with the important
office of County Superintendent of
Schools to which he aspires. His
theoretical knowledge and his actual
experience as a teacher enable him to
meet all requirements of this impor
tant county office. Mr. Kennedy is a
citizen of New Ulm. He deserves the
support of all people next Tuesday.
This is not only Fair week, but also
Millinery opening week and the ladies
of New Ulm will profit by a visit to
the various millinery parlors in the
city. The latest fall and winter styles
are to be seen and the milliners take
great pleasure in showing and talking
on the "modes", styles and fashions
of the seasons. We call attention to
the announcements elsewhere. The
opening day is Thursday, Sept. 15th.
Time and again the postal depart
ment in Washington has urged the
postmasters to request the public in
cities with free delivery to put up a
mail box or arrange for some kind of
a receptacle at or near the front door
in which the mail carriers may con
veniently put the mails. Such ar
rangements will greatly assist in a
quick delivery. The carriers will not
be detained on their daily rounds.
The patrons of the New Ulm post
office are requested to provide for a
ber of the finance committee, and par
ticularly the finance sub-committee,
he being appointed by our present
governor, the most important in the
Senate, and the only man from Nicol
let county, who ever held this honor,
gave him much prestige. Being a
ranking member of this committee he
will be in a position to command
much influence in the next Senate.
He has earned the confidence of his
constituents and should receive their
support at the primaries and it would
be a mistake to^chaoge at this time.
NEW ULM, BROWN COUNTY. MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 191oT yVlNUMBER 37
MORE WESTERN RANCHES
A N I SH
Are a Lessened by
to Settlement of
Cheyenne and Standing Rock
High Tribute to one of New
Ulm's Enterprising Citizens.
In the following article taken from
the Chicago Live Stock World, one of
New Ulm's foremost citizen and enter
prising business man is highly com
plimented. We quote:
Charles Stuebe, one of Minnesota's
substantial citizens, was in Chicago
on Monday looking after a shipment
of 27 cars of cattle shipped from
Isabel, S. D. by the Minnesota &
Dakota Cattle Co.
This firm has had always from 12,000
to 13,000 cattle on their ranch, but on
account of opening portions of the
reservation, only about 6,000 head
had been kept and now owing to the
death of Mr. Mullen, who has been
president of the company, are now
shaping their affairs preparatory to
winding up this season, if possible.
Thus far this season,the company has
had 5 trainloads of cattle on the
Chicago market. In speaking of these
shipments and of ranch conditions in
that section Mr. Stuebe said: The
Western cattlemen certainly have no
complaint to make of the cattle market
this year. While the movements of
ranch cattle have been close to record
proportions for so early in the season,
and far in excess of the corresponding
period last year, the market is con
siderable higher than it was at that
time. Mr. Stuebe says from a con
sumer's standpoint, it is too high and
from the standpoint of the producer it
is high enough to make the cattle
business very profitable, so the cattle
men, at least, have no complaints to
make, The South Dakota ranch
country is in excellent shape, grass
has been good throughout the summer
and has cured finely. Cattle came
through the winter in poor condition,
but picked up during the balmy March
and have since been coming along in
great shape, and during the last three
months have made wonderful gains.
Mr. Stuebe is one of those sub
stantial and industrious German
American citizens who has been suc
cessful in this country. He came here
from the fatherland 35 years ago and
landed in the city of New Ulm, Minn.
He has been in the meat and live stock
business during that time and in the
ranching business for the last 19
years. He was associated with Scotty
Phillips in the cattle business during
the early days. New Ulm is a thriving
up-to-date city of about 6,300 popula
tion. The German language is the
most generally spoken there.
The Minnesota & Dakota Cattle
Co's. ranch, comprising 290,000 acres
of leased land, which is entirely fenced
by the company, was originally
stocked with Texas cattle. Mr. Mullen
and Mr. Stuebe made trips every
spring for the last ten years into
Texas, Arizona and old Mexico to
buy the stock.
Old Settlers Picnic.
This popular festival will be held
next Sunday afternoon and evening,
Sept. 18th, at Turner park. A good
program with all kinds of amusements
has been arranged for old and young.
The Second Regiment band furnishes
the music. The old settlers will be
admitted free to the park, others will
be charged the nominal price of 10
cents. Let us all turn out and do
honor to the men ahd women of
pioneer days. Next Sunday Sept.
U. S. Troop of Cavalry
Camp at New Ulm.
Word has been received here that
the Troop E. of the Fourth U. S. Cav
alry, stationed at Fort Snelling, will
arrive in this city about the 22nd or
23rd of this month, on their annual
itinerant practice march,
of the Fair Association
offered the soldiers the use of the fair
grounds as a free'camping place. The
officers and regulars have not for
gotten the hospitality they received
in New Ulm last year and that is
probably the reason why they again
include New|Ulm in this year's march.
FIRST FROST OF THE SEASON
Thermometer to 37 Degrees
Thursday Night. No Dama
Last Thursday was a real hot sum
mer day with about 80 degrees in the
shade, but a sudden change came
during the night and towards morning
the temperature soared around the 35
degree mark. As a result the first
frost of the season made its appear
ance on Friday morning. Silently
the little white covering came and as
silently returned to the North pole
again after "Old Sol" made his
appearance in the East.
The concensus of opinion was that
the frost was too light to damage the
crop and still heavy enough to kill
the blossoms that the hay fever victim
The wind began to blow hard about
3 o'clock Thursday afternoon and in
four hours dropped the temperature
from 86 to 52. By midnight it dropped
to 37 degrees where it stayed up to 9
o'clock Friday morning.
Fourteen stations in the St. Paul
weather district reported freezing
Bottineau reported the lowest tem
perature with a minimum of 28.
Killing frost visited in several parts
of Minnesota and the Northwest.
Campbell, Detroit, Halstead, Monte
video, Park Rapids, Worthington,
Minn. Aberdeen, Milbank and
Mitchell, S. D. Bismarck and Ame
nia, N. D., all had freezing weather
a for Congress.
As is well known Congressman
Hammond of St. James has filed for
re-election in the second congressional
district. His many friends in New
Ulm, throughout Brown county and,
in fact, in the entire district will
heartily support bim at the primaries,
Sept. 20th. Mr. Hammond needs no
introduction to the voters. His sound
ness on all issues and his ability to
handle them in a manner advantageous
to the public welfare is known to
everybody. His past record in
Congress has been such that the
people of this district will unhesi
tatingly support him and return him
to Congress where he has an oppor
tunity to promote the interests of the
people. We have not said much in
regard to his candidacy for the reason
that we believed Mr. Hammond will
not only be nominated but re-elected
with a great majority. Mr. Hammond
deserves the hearty support of all
In a Pinch, use ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE.
A powder to shake into your shoes. It
cures hot, tired, aching, swollen, sweating
foet and makes walking easy. Takes the
sting out of corns and bunions Over
30,000 testimonials Sold everywhere 25cts
Don't accept any substitute
Thursday, Friday and Satur
day Great Attractions. Races,
Exhibition of Life Stock, Gar
den and a Products.
Friday .N*ew Ulm Day.
Come and take in the Fair, is the
cordmal invitation exteneed to you by
the Brown Countv Agricultural Soci
ety. Take off a day, two days or
tnree days and celebrate with the
other members of your family at the
There are six fine free acts each day.
Music is furnished by the Second
Regiment band. Friday will be New
Ulm day. The schools and business
houses will close in the afternoon and
the pupils will be admitted free on
that day that they may see the sights
at the big Show.
Probably the best of the free attrac
tions will be the Kami Kiskie troupe
of Japanese. They put on four sepa
rate acts which embrace posturing,
contortion, juggling and head balanc
The Mordos, who are billed as one
of the attractions at the fair, have
made good at all the leading amuse
ment parks in the country. They
have a clever act that is sure to make
a hit with the crowds.
Great interest is manifested in the
races. Forty fast horses are entered.
Running races will take place each
day of the fair and on Friday
the 2.20 pace and 2.40 trot will come
off. The 2:25 trot and 2:35 pace is
scheduled for Saturday. A force of
men has been employed at the grounds
and the track is in the best condition
for the races.
STILL AT IT
We carry the latest styles in
COATS, SUITS, DRESSES,
W A I S S S I S AND
SWEATER COATS, also a large
line of UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY
KNITTINGS of all discriptions,
SILK AND WOOLEN GLOVES
and a full line of Woolen Dress
Goods with trimming to match.
4 Call and see our line of Merchandise
carry the latest in all of our Good
Spanish Legacy Swindle, the Old
Game, Once More Reported.
A. C. Ochs, manager of the Spring
field Brick & Tile Co has sent a let
ter to Gov. Eberhart requesting him
to do something to prevent Americans
from being cheated through foreign
Mr. Ochs recently received a letter
from Alex Demidoff, now serving a
sentence in Madrid, Spam, in which
he proposes to assist Mr. Ochs in
making $160,000, if he will help him
get his release.
Demidoff says he is a banker. Mr".
Ochs informs the governor that he
knows of several cases where Ameri
cans have accepted these propositions
and he believes something should be
done to stop it.
If you ^,re coming to the County
Fair, we invite you to make our
store your Headquarters and look
over our stock of Ladies Fine
Ready to wear Department.