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School year of 1910 1 9 1 1
H. C. Hess, Superintendent.
The happy days of vacation are
over. The smile on the small boy's
face is not as broad as it was two
months ago. The public schools of
New Ulm will reopen next Monday,
August 29th. The following have been
appointed as teachers for the ensuing
Rudolf F. Koessler Principal
Mabel Wetterling Latin
Marie A. Disney English, History
Marion R. Gould English, Math
Richard A. Graves. .Science. History
Jennie Drum Science
Herta Weshke German
Marian S. Mulliken Eighth Grade
Rose Staley Seventh Grade
Mabel Remund Sixth Grade
Daisy Richardson Fifth Grade
Bertha Pfeiffer Fourth Grade
Bertha M. Ruemke. .3d and 4th Grade
Louise H. Jahnke Third Grade
Antonia Zieher Second Grade
Anna E. Schmidt First Grade
Ida Koch Normal Department
Edith A. Schwanke.. fcth & 7th Grades
Mathilda Johnson.. .4th & oth Grades
Hilda F. Peuser 2d & 3d Grades
Louisa M. Meile First Grade
Lydia E. Schilling... 3d & 4th Grades
Mary F. Schaefer 1st & 2d Grades
Loida C. Beusmamvlst & 2d Grades
Section 1420 of the Revised Laws of
Minnesota provides an appropriation
of $750 per year to such high schools
as provide "special instruction in the
common branches". The local school
board made application to the HIGH
SCHOOL BOARD last spring for per
mission to carry into effect the provis
ions of this law: and notice has just
been received that the application is
approved. The departement will,
a ccordiugly, be opened next Monday,
the 29th, with Miss Ida Koch in
charge. Tuition is free and credit
will be allowed as follows:
Final marks of 75 in any second
grade subject, earned by the comple
tion of one year's work, will be ac
cepted place of an examination in
the subject toward the grade of certifi
cate the candidate is entitled to re
Students who have completed two
years of high school work, and the
full year's work in a training depart
ment, including the practice teaching
and observation, will receive a second
grade certificate.
-Those who have finished three years
of the high school course and have, in
addition, completed the work of a
training department, will be issued a
first grade certificate.
The second grade certificate will be
made valid for one year and the first
grade for two years. They will be ac
cepted in schools seeking to earn the
special state aid. A certificate of
either grade will not be issued to any
one under eighteen years of age.
As only fifteen to eighteen can pro
fitably be accommodated in this de
partment, those seeking admission
should apply as soon a3 possible to
Sup't Hess. Applications will be
considered in the order of their re
ceipt, preference being given to high
school graduates.
Th College of Agriculture.
The Minnesota College of Agricul
ture will open on the second Tuesday
of September, next, at University
Farm, St. Paul. The college is coedu
cational in characture. Applicants
for admission to the freshman class
must offer fifteen entrance credits of
high school or other secondary school
work. Examinations will be given on
Monday, September 12th, at nine
o'clock a. m. All students residing in
Minnesota will be required to pay an
incidental fee of ten dollars nonre
sident students, twenty dollars. For
forty cents a day college students may
have meals at the school dining-hall,
and have their laundry work done.
Rooms may be had in St. Anthony
Park, at private homes, at from six to
fifteen dollars a month. Write to
Prof. J. M. Drew, University Farm
St. Paul, for catalpge. It is free.
Franklin Wins in Ninth.
A defeat in a close game is always
hard to bear but then poor decisions
by the umpires cause the defeat it is
almost unbearable. And that is what
happened to the New Ulm "Swat
Milligans" last Sunday when they
visited Franklin and lost by a 3-2
score. Yes, we hear you warble,
"It's the same old story." There are
many teams that place the blame for
the defeat upon the head of the de
fenceless umpire and you think we
should stow the hammer. And yet it
often happens that an umpires mistake
(one that can plainly be seen) turns
the fortune of the whole. And further
more, we believe that it is just as
foolish to omit mention of such a
mistake for fear of wounding the
umpire's delicate sensibilities as to
refuse to report a winning home run
because it might hurt the opposing
pitcher's feelings.
It was a close and exciting game
and even though thei* line-up was
somewhat jumbled New Ulm should
have taken the game easily. The in
field was composed of Wicherski,
Keim, Buenger and Fohl and errors
by the first two proved costly in the
7th and 8th innings. Honors were
about even in the pitching line, each
team securing but 4 or 5 hits. Pfeiffer
went in the box for New Ulm and his
twirling for the first 6 innings was
truly remarkable. He fanned eight
men in the first three innings. But
the heat was too much and he retired
at the end of the 6th, Fohl relieving
New Ulm scored the first run of the
game in the 6th on an error and
Wicherski's hit but Franklin tied it in
the 7th on errors. Each team took
another in the 8th and the 9th began
with the score tied. A bad decision
at second base killed New Ulm's
chances for a score. Two innings
were all Fohl could stand so Pfeiffer
went back on the mound in the 9th.
With Ploof on second, a shoot hit was
dropped in right and Bingo hurled the
spheroid to the plate. Alwin ran up
the baseline, touching the runner ten
feet from the pan, but the arbitrator
ruled him safe. Even Ploof admitted
afterwards that the decision was
wrong. Well, it's all over, so lets
forget it. The score:
New Ulm 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0—2
Franklin 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1—3
Next Sunday New Ulm will play
Arlington at Arlington. As that team
has not lost a game this season it
should prove to be a fast game.
Protecting Cattle Fro Flies and
Other Insects.
At this time of the year, much dis
comfort to cattle and loss to their ow
ners is caused by flies and other in
sects. Feed becomes scarce at this,
season ana this combined with fight
ing flies and ofttimes leaving such
feed as there is to seek relief from the
pest in the brush—or in water where
this can be found often results in a
loss of weight in cattle.
In dairy herds, even where stables
are darkened and the cattle kept in a
part of the day, the loss in milk yields
resulting from the annoyance caused
by flies is often quite material.
Many different anti-fly mixtures and
"dopes" have been used with more or
less success. Several of those adver
tised have been used by the writer,
and found fairly afficient in keeping
flies of animals for from 3 to 12 hours,
varying with the nature of the mixture
and the amount applied. The mix
tures are usually applied most satis
factorily by means of a small hand
spray-pump, which costs about a dol
lar. They can be thus applied in a
very short time, and the only impor
tant item of expensa is the mixture it
self. Most of the patent mixtures cost
from seventy-five cents to one dollar a
gallon. Where considerable quanti
ties are used, the neccessary ingre
dients can be purchased and the mix
ture made up at a cost of 30 to 50
cents per gallon.
One of the common mixtures is 3
parts of fish oil and 1 part kerosene
The fish oil contained in many of them
costs about 45 cents a gallon in barre
lots,-or 60 cents in tengallon lots, in
-fc_^- -J3S-
The Usual Procedure*
Mrs. Jones—"John^ I hear our eat
howling somewhere/ Are 7ou sure
you put her out?" Mr. Jones—"Yes,
Jane. She's only claiming I won the
fight by a fluke, I suppose. '—Scraps,
(Continued from last week.)
As a government officer I had ob
served for more than two years the
close intimacy that was growing up
between ihe Sioux and Winnebagos.
This was apparent from frequent
visits of large parties of Winnebagos
to the agency, intermarriages that
took place, uniting in games and tri
bal pledges of friendship. No doubt
some of the Winnebagos participated
in the battles that took place, but were
too discreet to have it known. Had
success attended the Sioux at Fort
Ridgely and New Ulm there is little
doubt there would have been a unioa
of the tribes against the whites.
My brother, Dr. J. W. Daniels, had
served for five years as physician to
the Upper Sioux at Yellow Medicine,
thirty miles west of the Lower Sioux
agency, and resigned at the same time
that I did, both of us expecting ap
pointments in some of the regiments
going South. A few months later he
was commissioned as assistant sur
geon in the 6th Regiment, and soon
after promoted to surgeon in the 1st
Cavalry. I received an appointment,
but from domestic conditions was
compelled to resign.
Returning to the condition at St.
Peter, after this slight disgression,
Capt. Dodd and Maj. Flandrau had
enlisted about one hundred and forty
to march at once to the defense of
New Ulm. Many of these volunteers
fled from their country homes in the
morning, hurriedly disposed of their
families, and bravely responded to a
call for a thirty-mile march before the
close of their eventful day. I joined
them as the surgeon of the command,
and we were on our way about mid
day. The men were armed with
double-barrelled shot guns, a few
rifles and some other arms of uncer
tain efficiency. Some on horseback
and a few in buggies—having provi
ded myself with my surgical and medi
cal cases, I availed myself of the lat
ter conveyance. On reaching Court
land, twenty miles, a heavy shower
drenched the command, but the march
was continued, ail enthusiastic to
reaeh New Ulm, where, refugees in
formed us, there was a battle going
forward and much of the town burned.
We reached Redstone, two miles from
the village, ]ust as it was getting
dark, and from that distance it did
look as if the whole town was on fire,
but, crossing the ferry, we pushed on,
reaching the vicinity of the Dacotah
House about 10 o'clock at night.
As we were leaving St. Peter we
were joined by a command under
Capt. Tousley of Le Sueur, of nearly
a hundred men, who continued with
us on the march to New Ulm. With
them, as surgeons, were Dr. Otis
Ayers and Dr. Mayo, father of the
two distinguished surgeons at Ro
It was midnight before we found
Quarters for the night, and then I
shared my bed with Dr. Ayers, pas
sing a comfortable night after a long
and strenuous day.
Early on the morning of Wednes
day we were out looking over the sit
uation as left from the engagement the
afternoon before. On a vacant lot
near the center of the town, lay six
S from Western Fires Chan
ges sun to dull Red Color.
Old Sol attracts more than his
share of attention these days because
of the marked change1 of color, from
fiery white to a dull, glowing red.
Many explanations were offered.
Some thought the change was caused
by sun spots, some by the moisture in
the atmosphere, others by smoke*,
The last guess is the corect one ac
cording to J. N. Ryker, weather ob
server, at St. Paul. Mr. Ryker says
ihat smoke from the Forest fires rag
ing in Washington and Idaho is rap
idly drifting eastward, carried by the
air currents in that direction in the
upper strata of atmosphere, from 5,000
to 15,000 feet above the earth. Those
eastward currents are caused by the
rotation of the earth toward the west,
the air lagging behind. The smoke
was between the sun and the vision of
the people hence the glowing effect
as though one was looking at the sun
through a smoked glass.
The dull, cloudy appearance was
attributed to the same cause, the sun
being hidden entirely by the increased
dansity of the smoke.
Mirror for Ladies.
8how me a lady's toilet and I will
tell you what sbe la
Keminiscenses of the Little^Crow Uprising-
Dr. A. W. DANIELS in the St. Peter Herald
dead, that had been brought in from
the scene of the engagement, and
others had been cared for by their
families. The physicians then visited
the wounded and cared for the*n, and
refugees who were ill from fright and
During the forenoon of Wednesday
Capt. Bierbauer came in with nearly
a hundred men from Mankato, and a
few men came from Nicollet, under
the command of Capt. Samuel Coffin.
Wednesday an organization was
formed by the military, who selected
Maj. Flandrau as commander, Capt.
Dodd as lieutenant, and S. A. Buell
as provost marshal. Pickets were
established on the outskirts of the
town, and guard duty for the night.
During the day quarters and the
commissary departments were estab
lished for the different commands.
A company of sixteen men, among
them were H. A. Swift and Horace
Austin, afterwards governors of the
state, started to the front some hours
before the command under Flandrau
was ready to leave, and reached New
Ulm in time to participate in the battle
of Tuesday afternoon.
Thursday morning after guard
mount and a company had been se.
lected to dig riffe-pits, a company of
a hundred men, under the command of
Capt. Dodd, were ordered to go to the
Little Cottonwood settlement, six
miles south, to bury the dead and res
cue any that might be in hiding or
wounded. Dr. Ayers and myself
were detailed to accompany the com
mand. The doctor invited me to have
a seat with him on his buck-board,
which I thankfully accepted. The
command had hardly made half the
distance to the settlement before they
were fired upon from ambush, but
none were wounded, and after return
ing a volley, continued our march.
On reaching the settlement the sad
dest scene presented itself that huma
nity is ever called upon to witness.
The massacre had probably taken
place on the Monday before, and the
dead were lying in all directions
about the farm houses—in bed, in
different rooms of the house, in the
yard, near the grain stacks, and on
the lawn. During the days that the
remains had been exposed the flies
had done their work, and as a result
the faces of the dead presented a re
volting spectacle. Trenches were dug,
the bodies gathered together and laid
within, blankets spread over them, a
prayer was offered, then earth to
earth, ashes to ashes when the com
mand turned sadly away, having wit
nessed the burial scene that could
never be forgotten. On our return we
reached New Ulm late in the after
By the military the day had been
passed in strengthening the defenses
of the town, providing themselves with
ammunition, and fixing upon posi
tions of advantage in case of an at
News came in during the day of
fighting at Fort Ridgely, and Capt.
Marsh's defeat at the agency, and
many other alarming accounts from
(To be continued.)
County Sunday School Conven
The Brown County Sunday School
Association will hold their annual
convention, August 31 and September
1st, in the German M. E. church at
Springfield. Invitations have been
sent out to all Sunday School workers
in the county, and an elaborate pro
gram has been issued. This conven
tion promisis to be a very interesting
one, A. M. Locker, state secretary,
and to assistant state workers, Mr.
& Mrs. Paul S. Dietrick will be pre
sent, and will largely have charge of
the programs ,.
During the first evening Mrs. W.
H. Gold of Redwood Falls will render
an interesting report of the Worlds
Sunday School Convention held last
spring at Washington, D. C.
Everybody interested in Sunday
School work should avail themselves
of the opportunity to attend this con
Great Harm From Uttle Cause.
From little causes mighty Issues
spring. A cat which was chasing a
mouse knocked over a lantern and
caused a large farm house to be
burned down at Bareton-sur-Serre,
Arrangements Gompletel Many
Will Attend. A Good Time
The New Ulm Maennerchor has
practically finished all arrangements
for their trip to Young America next
Sunday. The singers are all in excel
lent train and that they will play a
most prominent part in the celebra
tion of the Pioneer Maennerchor of
that place is very natural. It is their
plan and purpose to {prepare for that
organization the traditional wreath
of oak leaves with appropriate in
scription and in due form present it
to celebrating society. The act will
undoubtedly be performed by a depu
tation of local girls.
Last Monday night we had an
opportunity to be present at a regular
rehearsal of the Ladies Chorus which
is being drilled at Turner Hall pre
paratory to their participation in the
festivities at Young America incident
to the 50th Anniversary af the Pioneer
Maennerchor at that place. From
what we had the pleasure to hear and
see, this chorus will prove one of the
principal attractions. The girls cer
tainly sing their songs with splendid
understanding and marked ability all
taken, say nothing about the ex
ceptional sweetness of their voices,
which is already well known. In ad
dition to this chorus of 25 or more
voices, turn teacher Herman Hein is
instructing an equal number of girls
in artistic Club and Wand Exercises
and dancesteps. The two classes
combined will form an aggregation of
some 50 performers for the Sunday
Last but not least our famous 2nd
Reg't Band will accompany New
Ulm's contingent and it goes without
saying that they will be accorded the
usual enthusiasm.
Many of the pioneer and retired
singers of our city will avail them
selves of the opportunity to once more
join their voices with the active
singers of t©day and thus have Ger
man Folk song once more reverber
ate through the day.
According to all indication New
Ulm's quota and contribution in par
ticipate will number several hundred.
As already announced the Special
train will leave our city at 8 o'clock
Sunday morning via M. & St. L. re
turning at about 8 p. m.
Saving "Motions"
In a great manufacturing establish
ment, some time ago, was witnessed a
very interesting proceeding. In that
establishment are employed about 200
girls, in the performance of certain
operations upon the material in pro
ceeds of manufacture. On each of
those oportions the whole force is
often employed for many days in suc
cession. One operation had hereto
fore required five "motions" of each
girl's hands to complete it, leaving
the mateiial in readiness for the next
operation. Every "motion" then, in
volved one-fifth of tha wages paid, per
day, to the 200 girls—a fifth whose ag
gregate for the year was nearly $15,
000. One of the proprietors, with a
lady foreman, was at the time men
tioned endeavoring to so drill a small
class of working girls that, by a pe
culiar turn of the wrist and an accom
panaying movement of the opposite
hand, the operation named could be
performed in four motions instead of
five, and in fourfifths of the time until
then required. If they succeeded, the
esfablishment could soon, by drilling
all the girls in the same way, save
that $15,000 per year, or could turn
out one-fifth more work for the same
expenditure, thus giving it an impor
tant advantage in the fierce competi
tion for business.
The incident has its bearings on the
business of the farm. There also, are
daily going on a multitude ot proces
ses, the saving of one "motion" in
which would mean a large percentage
added to the effectivenss of the work,
and a considerable increase in the ag
gregate of the farmer's gfcins at the
end of the year.
Juet a Little Exercise. *ti
The elevator conductor of a taU c*
fice building, noticing that the colored
Janitor had ridden up with him sey.
eral times that morning, remarked:
Sam, this to the fifth time I have
taken you up. but you have not come
down with me." "WelL you see
Sam replied, "Ah been waahin' wii.
dows on de lerenth floor, and every
a a
has its
and falls oirt,'V--Success Magazine.
Sergt. E. H. Juni of Co.«*»»
Camp Perry, Ohio.
The state of Minnesota is represen
ted by fifteen of its best military rifle
men in the National rifle competition
this week at Camp Perry, Ohio. New
Ulm has the honor of having one of*
the boys of Co. "A", Sergt. E.
Juni, on the list. Capt. Ingles, Red
wood Falls and A. R. Schmidt, a for
mer member of Co. "A", but now of'
Co. of Worthington, are also*
members of the team.
Following is a list of the Minnesota
team: Lt. Col. F. E. Rescbe, 3rd,
Dulutb Capt. S. S. Smith, Co. F. 2dr
Worthington Capt. A. E. Clark,
Ordinance Dept., St. Paul Capt. J.
W. Inglis, Co. L. 2nd Redwood Falls
Lt. C. {O. Peterson, Co. 1st Reg.
Minneapolis Sergt. E. H. Juni,.
Field and Staff 2nd Reg., New Ulm.
Sergt. E. G. Simpson, Band 3rd
Duluth Sergt. Chas. Helmer, Band
3rd Dulutb Corp. A. R. Schmidt,
Co. 2nd Worthington Corp. J.
Hoffman, Co. 2nd Winona Corp
A. Lassard, Co. G. 3rd Princeton
Priv. J. L. Cook Co. 1st Minneapo
lis Mus. S. C. Schobery, Co. M. 1st
Minneapolis Priv. K. E, Gustafsou
Co. 1st Minneapolis Priv. J. Hild
yard, Co. F. 2nd Worthington.
Our 2nd Regiment Band.
Another most delightful free con
cert to the public was given by the
2nd Regiment Band in the city park
last Sunday evening. Twelve numbers
were rendered and all of them received
the applause of the large gathering.
Fully 1500 to 2000 people thronged the
park and all of them had a most en
joyable time and a pleasure which
even the humblest laborer took to*
nerve him on for the next week's toil
These free concerts to the public are
becoming more and more popular as
the attendance demonstrates. Tha
Park Board certainly deserves the*
praise of the community for their
deavors to furnish en]oyment and. re
creation to the people who work hards
all week to make ends meet The
band has heretofore always played
the Star Spangled Banner at the close
of the program. A good many people
always arose from their seats during
the rendition of that national air by/
the band. Every country has its!
national air or anthem. Germany
"Die Wacht am Rhein."
has its, "God save the
It is now, "God save the
France has its "NatiQngJ
Even the Bohemians-
have their "Boehmerwald." When a^
band strikes up "God save the Emg,
every Englishman rises to his feeW
They stand up for their country and
for their flag. The United States
have stood up twice before them and
showed them every time that Ameri
can valor is superior to theirs. The
Americans have stood up before the
Spaniards and it did not take long
before nothing was left of them. W
can front any of them if we cultivate
the proper spirit of Americanism.
Let every American citizen,
women, boys and girls, know, that
when a band plays the Star Spangled
Banner, they should rise to their feet,
thereby showing their love for their
country, their respect for the stars
and stripes which float over them and
giving them the protection of the home
of the free, and also at the same in
culcate the spirit of patriotism which
should and does permeate the breast
of every American.
This proper custom is not generally
known among the public.
At the last concert, Jos. A. Eckstein
took occassion to make a few remarks
on the subject to the assembled multi
tude just before the last number was
played by the band, and when the
program was completed and the band
themselves rising to their feet, played
the Star Spangled Banner, every one
in the park arose and stood at atten
tion. That is the way it ought to be
Let our boys and girls learn to honor
and respect the flag, the emblem of
our country and it will make better
citizens out of them and as long as we
have good American citizens our
country will be safe. Thus said the
speaker that evening."
R. T. Trowbribge, of Mankato, dis
trict manager of the Prudential Life
Insurance company, was in the city
last week, delivering a cheek fortlOOO
Mrs. R. Fritsehe on the policy held
R. Fritsehe, deceased.

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