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Uew TJlm's Leading Industrie*, Show Up
Well for 1895. \H'..\V.
he Statistics of the Mills are Actnally
Over Two Million and a Half Bushels of
Wheat Ground into Hour.
It requires at Least a Million and a quar
ter Dollars to Pay for Same.
Other industries Equally Prosperous and
The Building Improvements for the Year
in the Neighborhood of $150,000.
The Review has taken the trouble to
gather some of the statistics regarding a
few of our leading industries, and we
feel sure that the figures will not only
prove interesting bht surprising. The
mills, of course, represent our leading
industry, and while 1815 was not even
an^tverage year among millers, the ac
companying reports show that our local
institutions have more than held their
The Eagle Mill Co. has a record as fol-
Bushels of Wheat Ground.. .1,918,543
Approximate value $950,000
Barrels of Flour 407,571
Hands Employed 99
The New Ulm Roller Mill Co., pro
prietors of fh$'Empire and Roller Mills,
quote the following statistics:
Bushels of Wheat Ground 620.000
Value of Wheat :. .. $330,000
Barrels of Flour '.'.".. 130,000
Hands Employed 47
Paid for Wages $38,000
In summing up these figures one finds
the total number of bushels of wheat
that were ground into flour by the three
merchant mills to he 2,538,553, to pay
for which required at least $1,400,000,
an outlay which is enormous when given
a moment's thought. Turned into flour
it made 537,562 barrels, nearly every
barrel of which was shipped outside of
To do this great amount of work near
ly 150 men are employed the year round
-and the pay roll is about $125,000.
The building and other improvement
statistics are also entertaining, as indica
tive of the substantial and rapid growth
ot the town. To add $150,000 to homes
and the general improvement of the ci
ty year after year is no small matter,and
it should be a source of satisfaction to
every inhabitant of the city.
The statistics for the banner
the First, are as follows:
W. T. Eckstein
Wm. Pfaender Jr.
Neumann & Steinhauser
Standard Oil Co.
J. H. Strasser
J. H. Weddendorf,
Baptiste*Zupfer. ... .1
The Second Ward runs considera
bly behind, but still swells the list. Here
are the figures:
Park School House
Kretsch & Berg
5 0 0
The Third Ward al«o did farely well,
inasmuch as its improvements are con
fined mostly to residences. ./•
Hermann's Monument .'.v. 1,400
Ath. Henle 1,800
Mrs. Arbes ,., 2,000
Hy. Schricfer 1,000
Adding to these the city improvements
and the numerous small buildings, not
included in the above list as well as the
many expensive private water-works ex
tensions, we find an encouraging record.
City Water Mains
This brings the total up to over $140,
000. In view of the heavy year of 1894,
surely this is more than could reasona
bly be expected in the year succeeding.
The next meeting of the Teachers'
Reading Circle for the eastern portion
of the county "will be held at New Ulm,
in the Union School, on January 11, be
ginning at 2 p. m. This date has been
fixed to insure the attendance of all
teachers that may now be away on va
Among other features of the program
there will be another discussion on
school matters, using White's School
Management to page 80 for the text.
The author professes to have written the
book for teachers of country schools, in
particular, and the work must prove ex
tremely helpful. The following topics
will be discussed:
1. What supreme lesson lies in the
teaching experience of Pestalozzi? Mis
conduct is to be considered an offense
2. Habit in pupils, how formed—
how affecting the discipline of the
school—in this connection what de
mands are made on the teacher's temper
and power of selfrcontrol?
3. Use of good eyes and tars in teach
er—absent mindedness—power of con
trol in the eye.
4. Common sense defined—as a fac
tor in discipline—what it links with—
tact defined. Common mistakes in at
tributing motives for misconduct and
failings of children.
5. The author's requirements respect
ing a teacher's character—respecting his
disposition and manner—respecting his
6. Extent of teacher's authority, joint
and exclusive—conflicts on this ques
tion. Under this head what does the
teacher stand in need of?
7. Attractive surroundings, related to
easy control—neatness in -work.
8. Plans for ventilation—by stove—
by fire-place—by windows.
9. Details of proper lighting. How
do pure air and proper light affect order
10. Properly adjusted seats and
Science and War.
Thomas A. Edison has a good many
inteiesting ideas. One of his latest is
for the defense of New York harbor by
lining the bottom of the sea for 15 miles
out with a net-work of electric cables on
which could be strung at intervals dead
ly torpedoes which could be discharged
into the bottom of hostile ships. Ships
coming to the attack of New York would
be certain to pass over some of tbt cab
les, and by means of a range-finder lo
cated at an observatory on the shore
the proper moment could be determined
for discharging any of the torpedoes by
means of an electric connection. Thus
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the whole British navy could be blown
out of the water and destroyed without
the loss of a man on our side. All other
coast .cities could be defended in the
same way at an expense insignificant,
^Mr. Edison claims, when compared with
the cost of building battle ships.
& Another of the great inventor's ideas
is the possibility of defending a fort by
means of streams of electricity-charged
water. 'These ptrearas could be played
upon an advancing enemy through hose,
and he claims that 25 men armed with
such a Lose, could successf ullly defend a
fort against 10,000 or any number of
men. The whole advancing line could
be drenched with water and prostrated.
The water is a good conductor of elec
tricity. The moment the stream would
strike'any part of the body, even the
,smalltjst exposed, portion of the face, the
body would complete the circuit and the
man would fall as one who accidently
touches "a live" wire.
k- If. Mr. Edison's schemes are feasible,
they show how science can be made to
effect a complete abolition of war be
tween civilized communities. The at
tacking party would simply court his
own destruction if the defenders were
scientifically prepared for business.—
The precise date of the opening of
Denton Offut's store is not known. We
only know that on July 8, 1831, the
Court of Sangamon County granted Of
futt a license to retail merchandise at
New Salem for which he1 paid $5, a fee
which supposed him to have $1000 worth
of goods in stock. When the oxen and
their drivers returned with the goods, ^the
store was opened in a little log house on
the brink of the hill, almost over the ri
The frontier store filled a unique place.
Usually it was a "general store," and on
its shelves were found most of the arti
cles needed in a community of pioneers.
But to be a place for. the sale of dry goods
and groceries was not its only function
it was a kind of intellectual and social,
center. It was the common meeting
place of the farmers, the happy refuge
of the village loungers. No subject was
unknown there. The habitues of the place
were equally at home in talking politics,
religion or sport. Stories were told, jokes
were cracked and laughed at, and the
news contained in the latest newspaper
finding its way into the wilderness was
discussed. Such a store was that of
Denton Offutt. Lincoln could hardly
have chosen surroundings more favora
ble to the highest development of the
art of storytelling, and he had not been
there long before his reputation for drol
lery was established.
A man came into the store one day
who used profane language in the pre
sence of ladies. Lincoln asked him to
s^op but the man persisted, swearing
that nobody should prevent his saying
what he wanted to. The women gone,
the man began to abuse Lincoln so hotly
that the latter finally said,coolly "Well
if you must be whipped, I suppose I
might as well whip you as any other
man," and going outdoors with the fel
low, he threw him on the ground and
rubbed smartweed in his eyes until he
bellowed for mercy. Now Salem's sense
of chivalry was touched, and enthusiasm
over Lincoln increased.
His honesty excited no less admiration.
Two incidents seem to nave particularly
impressed the community. Having dis
covered on one occasion that he had
taken 6icts. too much from a customer,
he walked three miles ^hat evening, after
his store was closed, to return the money.
Again, he weighed out a half pound of
tea, as be supposed. It was night, and
this was the last thing he did before clos
ing up. On enteiing in the morning
he discovered a 4-ounce weight on the
scales. He saw his mistake, and, clos
ing up shop, hurried off to deliver the
remainder of the tea.—McClure's Maga
A. C. Zeigiends us from San Francis
co a copy of the Chronicle Annual. It
is a masterpiece of newspaper produc
tion and a remarkable advertisement for
the Golden Gate.
Weather Observer Eckstein reports
for December as given below: Monthly
mean temperature, 21.8 degrees mean
maximum, 31.2 mean minimum, 12.4
highest temperature, 42, degrees on the
10th and 11th lowest, 12 below on the
2nd and 8th monthly range, 18.8 great
est daily range,, 46 degrees on the 8th
least daily range, 7 degrees on the 24th
and 29th clear days, 10 cloudy, 4.
THE^JJEW C0UBT HOUSE.
Out of the, OH House, Judge—Moved up
into the ITewj
All the hurry and worry is just as good
Only a bounden duty remains for you
-. and I."
Andthat'8to standonthedoor-step, and
hid the old house good-bye.
What a shell we've lived in, these nine
teen or twenty year!
Wonder it hadn't smashed in, and tum
bled, about our ears
Wonder it's stuck together, and an
swered till today
But every individual log .was put up
here to stay.
As court opened in the fine new build
ing yesterday morning the writer could
not help but fall into a reminiscent mood
and have the above lines frOm Carle ton
flitting before his memory.
The room is such an elegant one, so
large and yet cheery, and is so richly
furnished, that the contrast with the old
shell in wnich ceurt has been held for
twenty years or more is ever present
Within the railing, surrounding the
Judge's bench, are the jury boxes, wit
ness stand, clerk and reporter's tables
and lawyers' .desks. All are of antique
oak and the effect upon the eye is pleas
ing. Outside of the railing are 240 com
fortable opera chairs for the accomoda
tion of visitors.
To the right of the court room are the
jury rooms, consuuation quarters and
reporter's office to the left, the Judge's
office and main entrance.
The judge overlooks all from a com
manding position at the south end of the
The change is so great from what we
have been accustomed to that it natural
ly sends us back in recollection to the
from the accom
pany cut, was
built of logs by
mann and wos
located under a
group of oak
trees where now
stands the resi
dences of M.
Mullen and John
Bellm, Its de-
mensions were 14 by 16 and its
cost only fifty dollars, a fabulous
however, in those days.
buildings from which justice was meted any obligations to an Englishman and
out in these parts in the early days. much do I enjoy the exercise of this feel
The first court- '-,
The next building was erected on the
site of the present magnificent structure
and was used until the jail building was
erected. The latter has been used for a
good many years and if its walls could
talk they could tell many an interesting
story by judge and lawyer and recall ex
citing cases without end. But it's part
of past history now, and it's a question
whether the new room, with everything
in apple-pie order, will carry with it the
good times that the old one used to.
Look at it—how little it now appears!
But it's never gone back on us for
nineteen or twenty years
An' we won't go back on it uow,
or go to pokin' fun—
There's such a thing as praism' a thing
for the good that it has done.
But to get down to the business of the
court to order yes
at eleven o'clock.
The calendar wa3
read and disposi
tion made of the
cases, and while
it is not a long
one, at least a
week will be oc
cupied in dispos
ing of it. The
calendar is as follows:
Henry Rudolphi vs. Peter Herian and
Tappe & Schriefer vs. Maggie Hen
Geo. Vollmer vs. Board of Supervisors
Anton Eberl vs John Peterl.
Board of County Commissioners vs.
Peter Christensen vs. Michael Frantz.
Bernhard Pelzel vs. John Heger.
Geo. Vollmer vs. Edward Humphrey,
Joe. Hakert vs. John Roiger and
others.ru 3n-.-iS •„.*-)•. ?.*?»'"*:*V '%,.*
Eagle Roller Mill Co. vs. G. H. Dill
mann and others.
Hy. Dormann vs. Wm. Heideman, ap
Editors Hodges and Wright were in
the city yesterday on business. *,
Hans Mo and Wm. Gieseke of Sleepy
Eye were in the «ity yesterday attending
Among the attorneys from abroad who
are attending court this week are Geo.
W. Somerville, I. M. Olson and L. G.
Davis of Sleepy Eye. Geo. Olson of
Springfield, W. D. Abbott of Winona,
Paul of Minneapolis, Schriber of St.
Paul and Clague of Lamberton.
A Letter from 0- G. JLrook.
On Monday Mr. Lind received an in
teresting letter from C. G. Krook who
is now studying law at London. In
part he says: The attorneys to whom I
was referred by Mr.TUlsbury rendered
me invaluable service by way of advice
and letters of introduction. I tried very
hard to work out my plan as to secur
ing employment in an attorney's office,
but encountered obstacles that brought
me to a halt. In the first place labor is
so cheap that my earnings would not by
far meet my expenses the difficulty of
even securing a place on account of my
limited stay. And again, if I should
perchance succeed in getting a favorable
position, but little time would be siven
me for reading. But the greatest of
hindrances was my love of freedom and'
independence—I was too much of an
American to want to place myself under
thers.' ^'^Mftfc**** •Kw^.r^-iLV*'*
Wra. Pfaender vs. Chris, Fjlzeir.
P. Schwarzrock vs
Chas. Klotz, administrator, vs. Wino
no & St. Peter Railroad Company.//"V
Sioux City Engine and Iron Works vs.
John M. Schroepfer. .,_
John Gabriel vs. Alfred N. Faas.
Sioux City Engine and Iron Works vs.
State of Minnesota vs. Geo. Vollmer.
E. C. Tupper is in the city to-day.
mg now, consi
dering the pres
state of affairs
between the two
I finally conclu
ded to devote the
whole of my time
to some institu-
tion of legal ed-
_^.r£JjyrrFrj?z'r ucation,and soon
~rst"\'*J*Miz~?~:-'- found myself at
tending the classes and lectures in the
Inns of Court School of Law. This in
stitution embraces four Inns of Court—
Lincoln's Inn, Grays' Inn,-Inner Temple
and Middle Temple—and still retains
many of its ancient peculiarities, such as
complicated conditions for admission and
the eating of a certain number of dinners
as prerequisite to a calling to the bar.
The lectures and classes are conducted
under the auspices of a "council of le
gal education," the members of which
are chosen from the various Inns of
Court. The educational year consists'
of four terms and each term is held in
one of the Inns. I have entered as a
non-member and my year's tuition only
amounts to $21. I am well pleased with
the work carried on, for the subjects of
Roman law, Constitutional law and his
tory and Legal history present a beauti
ful and interesting view of the whole
system of Jurisprudence from the time
of the early Romans and Hindoos to the
present day. I feel that my plan will
operate to my benefit and that I shall
not regret the time I spend here.
My trip over was a very enjoyable one,
especially the ocean voyage. London I
like, but for its historical interest and
peculiarities only. The people are ex
tremely kind, but the kindness is not so
frank and unconditional as that prac
ticed by Americans. The Englishman
is apparently friendly and polite, but his
generosity extends only so far as his per
sonal interest is concerned and beyond
that he is hampered by his unchecked
As to political matters, the questions
concerning Venezuela, the Armenians,
Protection and Free Trade and Agricul
ture are the most important. The Vene
zuelan issue is at this moment exciting
a great deal of commotion in nearly all
organized bodies, even the church. Last
Thursday I attended services in one of
the most prominent churches and at the
close of his sermon the minister, Dr.
Parker, announced the receipt of a tele
gram froia the headquarteraof a church
council* asking him to publicly and in
union with the church on both sides, of
the Atlantic, denounce President Cleve4
land's message and the Monroe doctrine.
The preacher, who is an exceptional man^
in every way, wisely declined and ex-"
pressed only neatral opinions. The pa
pers are foil of the subject, all ot. them'
freely quoting from the American press
and journals on the continent.
The'tariff question is agitated to a ve
ry high degree." Not long ago I atten
ded a conference of the '-National 'anti
Free Import League" at which the ques
tion was thoroughly discussed. They
cannot conceive of the American Demo
cratic free trader as being anything but
a d—d hypocrite*. England is certainly
suffering from her free trade policy and
a change in the near future is inevitable
Her experience ought to be a lesson to
the world—that free-trade is an absolute
failure unless qualified by reciprocity.
A Report of the Business of the Ifew Ulni
,, office in 1896.
The following facts have kindly been
furnished by Postmaster Brust. Six
hundred and ninety-six' registered pieces
of mail were received and delivered and
five hundred and thirteen dispatched
from the local office.
The number of special delivery letters
delivered was 105.
The local newspapers mailed 18,184
pounds or over nine tons of printed mat
ter during the year.
The receipts in the postal business
were as follows:
Stamps, envelopes,.cards, etc. $4^876.9&
Box Rent 528.00-
The disbursements are also given here
Expense of running office $2,129.73.
Net income to IT. S. 3,275.19
The receipts of the Money Order Bus
Cash on hand, Jay. 1, 1895 208.23
Domestic Orders issued, 4208 26,078.66
Fees on same 232.55
International orders, 176 1,339.06
Fees on same 22.70
The disbursements in1
der transactions were:
Domestic orders paid, 1389
International paid, 54
Domestic orders repaid,
International repaid, 1
Deposited at Mankato
Cash on hand, Dec. 31,
One Honest farmer.
The St. Paul Globe contains the fol
lowing That there is at least one strict
ly honest man in the state of Minnesota
was proven last week by the following
letter, which was received by State Au
ditor Dunn from Martin Bowmann of
Bashaw, Brown County.
Dear Sir: Martin Bowman, the payee
in attached warrant, desires us to state
that after a resurvey of his grove he finds
that a mistake ot about half an acre was
made in the measurement of the same
that it is only one and a half acres. He
also states that during the dry season
last fall and summer a number of trees,
died. He feels that under the circum
stances he would rather not accept any
bounty and hereby directs you to return
the warrant into the State treasury and
cancel his claim and order to the same.
Some little time ago a warrant for
$4.50 was sent to Bowmann from the
State auditor's office in payment of a
tree bounty to which he was entitled un
der the law, and it was in response to
this that the above letter was written.
-Wit and .Humor.
Leslie's Weekly: Denslow had invited
a party of friends to a home-poker
symposium, and Mrs. Denslow brings in
the luncheon just as Denslow gets his,
first hand in two hours. "Why, Tommy,
isn't it rather unusual to have every card
in your hand clubs?"..
Hew York Weekly: Business man (in
the bosom of his family)—The crops of
this country are abundant, those of
Europe have failed and the, stream of
gold which has been flowing across the
Atlantic will soon be returning. You
bet 1*11 get my share of it. ^-r •z&Md^'-<
Daughter—That's just splendid. Then
next year we can all go to Europe to
Record: Broncho. Bill—Yes,,
\he's got a sore front. Devrope brake.