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"Belter Development Association'
Organized at Mass Meeting
at Turner Hall Last
Pres. Bonnalle presided and called
upon various speakers on topics con
nected with the better development of
this section. Supt. Hess spoke on
'Rural School Consolidation," Prof.
Cedarstrom of Sleepy Eye talked of
Agricultural Work in the State High
Schools H. F. Seiter of Tracy point
ed out the disadvantage to Southern
Minnesota of discrimination in freight
rates and Dr. James of Tracy talked
on the proposod National Automobile
Highway. The discussion then be
came general concerning county con
ditions. Philip Liesch, Dr. L. A
Fritsche and Mr. Richards were
among the speakers.
The result of the discussion was the
organization of an association for
Brown County. Albert Hauser was
elected President, W. G. Frank of
Springfield, Vice President E. G.
Hage, Secretary and Hans Mo,Treas.
These officers were authorized to
appoint an executive board consisting
of members chosen one each from each
City, village and township in the
County and one additional member
from each of the towns along the line
of the proposed National Automobile
Road with the Idea of pushing the
That's the beet advice that was
ever given, "Young man, save
your money." Not only save it,
but in saving it do so by placing
it in a secure and profitable place
where it mil, by drawing interest
grow until yoa have a substantial
sum Start an account with us
today and note how rapidly your
money will accumulate.
WM. Pya-MDKB, J*., Secretary
The greater development of the in
terests of Southern Minnesota is of
vital interest to every business man
and farmer thruout this section of the
state. The greater development of
southern Minnesota naturally leads to
better business conditions in the towns
and villages and greater values to our
farming communities. When you stop
to consider this great development
problem seriously it means thousands
of dollars to the best section of the
Development is only attained thru
concerted efforts and to systematically
advance the interests of Southern
Minnesota the Southern Minnesota
Better Development League was recent
ly formed at Mankato with the follow
ing officers: —T. G. Bonnallie of
Tracy president Geo R. Thompson of
Chatfield. first vice president Alson
Blodgettof Faribault, second vice
president ('. E Ball of North Manka
to, secretary J. Ludlow of Rush
more, treauier and an executive com
mittee of thu'ty one members, one from
each county torming the league.
Attorney aUbert Bauser of Sleepy
Eye was appointed a member of the
executive mmlttee to serve from
Brown County. He accordingly
called a meeting of citizens of Brown
County to take place at Turner Hall
last Friday evening. The notice
given was rather short as the "Post"
was the only local paper coming out
after the meeting was arranged for
and tho handbills were distributed the
attendance from New Ulm was
meagre, About fifty persons were
present, the greater part of this num
ber being from neighboring cities and
villages. There we re delegations pres
ent from Sleepy Eye, Springfield*
Cobden, and Hanska and a number
from Tracy also attended.
project energetically In order to be
sure of securing the Highway thru
Browa County. A contribution was
taken and the 126 due from Brown
County to the parent League was
raised. The meeting then adjourned
without further definite action.
In Minnesota/, and other adjoining
states, thousandsof peopleare induced
to seek other homes every year be
cause they are lead to believe that
other places offer greater advantages.
Thiscoudltiptfextsts largely because
of a lack of knowledge regarding op
portunities at home. In other words
our people are ignorant of the advant
ages of our home state,
Northern Minnesota has added ma
terially to her population and com
mercial interests durning the past two
years thru the activity of the Northern
Minnesota Development League, and
Southern Minnesota has plenty of
room for improvement along these
same lines. But one thing is needed
now- concerted effort all along the
line- concerted action on the part of
the new League on the part of every
Commercial Club on the part of
every Farmers Club and concerted
action on the part of every organisa
tion in a position to do good.
Every community must take hold of
this work to produce the desired and
needed results. Each county must be
harmoniously organized to work hand
in hand with the state organization
and it 1B hoped that every Commercial
Club will take immediate steps to or*
ganize each county for this stupendous
Mr. Public Spirited Citizen^ you
must wake up to the value of your
community, and now is the time to
put your shoulder to the wheel and as
sist in this movement to organise
Southern Minnesota into a fighting
machine which will betterthe condition
of every Southern Minnesota enter
prise and individual.
Any of the officials of the League
will be only too glad to furnish you
with any information you may desire.
The Annual Schauturnen given
Saturday evening at Turner Hall by
the Zoeglingsverein was a very
successful affair. The auditorium
was practically filled, more spectators
than usual being present. Nearly
two hundred members of the turning
classes took part in the various
exercises and when they filed onto the
stage, the tallest member of the
youth's class leading, it was a long
way back to the last tiny pupil and
when they took their seats in the front
of the house they occupied con
siderable space. Mr. Pfaender as
President of the Turnverein made a
few remarks concerning the work of
the schools and was followed
immediately by the exercises, every
number of which met with wellmerited
praise. The regular Turner Hall
orchestra accompanied the work.
The first number on the program
consisted of standing, sitting and
lying exercises given by a class of
very small boys the same pupils gave
an exhibition of spirited wrestling
and closed their part of the program
with a running game. They were
followed by the first girls class who
had a drill with the companion wands
and a singing game. The second
boy8 class gave an excellent piece of
work with dumb bells and proved
themselves sure and steady on the
buck exercises. The ring exercise by
the second girls class showed the
great variety of figures that can be
formed in group work and was almost
as pretty and graceful as the reed
drill by the young ladies class given
later in the program. The group
calisthenics was a splendid summing
up of what had been accomplished by
years of training, the young men and
boys who took part in the exercise
going thru their parts with clock-like
uniformity as tho each group were
controlled by one mind. It showed
conclusively what tboro and continued
training will do to steady the nerves
and produce exact results without
fatigue or exertion. The work on the
parallel and horizontal bars and on
the horse by the Juniors merely
emphasized what the group calisthenics
had shown. More advanced work was
given by the mens class on tie
parallel bars. This closed the pro
gram of the classes.
All who saw the exhibition felt that
the work was most creditable and
more than one expressed the thought
that the young people of New Ulm
have many advantages that the girls
and boys of other small cities lack.
Much credit is due to Mr. Hein for the
excellent results he has obtained.
After the program a large number
of the spectators and the pupils
enjoyed a dance and supper. The
proceed* of the exibition will go
towards equipment and apparatus for
the Gymnasium.
County Commissioners Pay Scant
Attention to the Legal Fra
ternity in Ditch \t
The application of H. E. Kent of
Sleepy Eye for reduction of assess
ment and taxes was considered meri
torious enough to receive a favorable
recommendation of the State Tax
The petition of Alfred Nundahl and
others for change of county road was
rejected on the ground that the high
way in question is a town road and
the commissioners have no jurisdic
tion to proceed.
Fred Krentz and Fred Wichstaedt
appeared before the Board and re
quested that Co. ditch No. 5 be cleaned
out. They were advised how to pro
ceed so that the County Board would
be able to consider the matter.
The purchase of a span of horses
from Ferd. Sehaefer for the sum of
$400 by the Committee on Poor Farm
was approved.
The request of August Wellage for
an artificial foot was granted. Wel
lage ia an inmate of the Poor Farm.
The petition of H. D. Beusemann
and others for the formation of anew
school district in the Town of Milford
was granted a nearing for May 22nd,
1912 at lOJo'clock ». m.
The application of the Town Super
visors of the Town of Linden for an
appropriation of $80 for a concrete
bridge over Co. Ditch No, 2 was
The petition of the Supervisors of
the Town of Stately for an appropria
tion in the construction of a steel
bridge on the west line of section 19,
was, in compliance with the statute In
such case made and provided, re
ferred to a committee consisting of
Commissioners Polkow and Tauer to
confer with the Town Board.
lis aggregating $1600 were audited
and allowed and tbe Board thereupon
Base Ball News.
Some of the CouDty papers have
been giving it out that one of the New
Ulm Base Ball Associations has
joined a Southern Minnesota League,
but we are reliably informed that this
is a mistake and that no such arrange
ments have been made by either the
Athletics or the Pirates.
The Pirates will play Springfield at
Springfield next Sunday and the
following Sunday will have a game
with Dr. Martin Luther College.
The opening game of the base ball
season in New Dim will be played on
the home grounds Sunday May 4th
between the Athletics and the Green
Isle team. The local boys are hard
at practise in preparation.
The County Commissioners con
vened in special session Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock primarily for
the purpose of receiving the viewers'
and engineer's report on Ditch No.
10 and deciding whether or not to
establish the ditch. The viewers
favored the construction of the ditch,
estimating the cost at approximately
$12,000 and the benefits at $13,305.
The number of acres benefited was
given at 325 and the benefit per acre
as returned varied from 137.00 per
acre to over $45.00 per acre. Property
owners whose lands are to be assessed
to the extent of a total of $8567.50 were
present in person and by the follow
iog attorneys, Henry N. Somsec, Jos.
A. Eckstein and Albert Steinhauser
and filed a protest la writing against
establishing the ditch. After listen
ing to all who desired to be heard
pro and con on the ditch proposition,
the Board at 11:30 a. m. voted to go
into executive session and remained
so until 4 o'clock p. m. Shortly
before the recess an informal ballo
was taken and at that time three of
the Commissioners- were opposed to
the establishment of the ditch and two
favored it. While in executive
session, A. J. Fischer and Jos.
Smasal, the viewers, Engineer Robert
son and Co. Atty Erickson were in
attendance and the following wit
nesses were called in to give testi
mony: Otto Schreyer, R. C. Lam
brecht, Christ Seifert and Lorenz
Altenburg. The attorneys of the
various objectors were not permitted
to be present during the star chamber
session of the Board. Upon a vote
being finally taken, Commissioners
Erickson. Steinke and Polchow voted
in favor of establishing the ditch and
Commissioners Henle and Tauer
voted against tne proposition. No
doubt, the remonstrators will take
steps to have the action of the County
Board reviewed by the District Court.
Golden Wedding of Prominent
Minnesota Couple.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hauenstein, Sr.,
celebrated their fiftieth wedding anni
versary Saturday, April 20th by a
party consisting of tbe members of tbe
family residing In New Ulm and two
daughters from Chicago and Indiana
polis. It is planned to have the formal
celebration of the Golden Wedding in
June after the closing of schools so
that all the children and grandchil
dren may be present.
Mr. and Mrs. Hauenstein are promi
nent people in this part of the state
being among the earliest settlers and
connected with large business inter
ests. Mrs. Hauenstein is an aunt of
the present Mayor of New Ulm, Dr. L.
A. Fritsche who is widely known in
medical circles.
Mr. Hauenstein was born in Bava
ria, Germany, in December 1831 and
after coming to this country at 21
years of age be lived at Cincinnati
until 1856 when he removed to New
Ulm. Mrs. Hauenstein, who was
born Henrietta Fritsche 66 years ago,
also owns Germany as her fatherland,
being a native of the Thuringian
States, Saxony. She came to America
when 8 years old and lived ia Chicago
for two years when her parents re
moved to .Minnesota in 1855. They
settled where New Ulm now stands.
At that time there was not a bouse on
the present site of the city and all
about were tbe Indians, then so
friendly/ later, foes so terrible.
At St. Peter in tbe Spring of 1862
the young people, John Hauenstein,
a strong and sturdy pioneer and
Henrietta Fritsche, a blithe maiden of
sixteen, joined hands for life and have
kept step together down the years.
The summer after their marriage
came tbe terrible Indian Outbreak.
They were then living at New Ulm and
went thru all the hardships of those
dreadful days, the young wife mould
ing bullets for the rifle of her bus
band who was a crack shot and took
a prominent part in the defense of New
Ulm at the time of the attack. After
the outbreak Mr. Hauenstein served
ith credit as 2nd Lieut, of Co. "L",
1st. ,Regt. Minnesota Mounted Ran
Good health and prosperity have
attended the worthy couple and they
have hosts of friends. Their two sons
and five daughters are all living and
there are nineteen grandchildren
living. There are no great-grandchil
Mr. Hauenstein has been identified
with the brewiDg industry in New Ulm
for 48 years, he being the founder of
the original John Hauenstein Brewing
Company. Business honesty and up
rightness are his notable characteris
Mrs. Hauenstein is in good health
but Mr. Hauenstein is somewhat frail,
the long-hard winter just passedhaving
been a severe tax on one used to an
active, out-of-doorlife. Heis, however,
much improved of late and looks
forward with joyous impatience to tbe
coming home of all his young people.
Silver Wedding.
It was 25 years ago last Thursday
that Joseph L. Zupfer and Miss Anna
Rewitser were united in marriage at
the Catholic Church by Rev. Alexan
der Berghold. Joseph Zupfer is one
of the trusted employes of the New
Ulm Roller Mill Co., having been in
the employ of the same mill for the
past 22 years. He is a member of the
Second Regiment Band and was award
ed the bronse medal for ten year's
serviee while in camp last year. He
is an enthusiastic musician and has
been connected with some band or
other ever since he came to America
28 years ago.
The happy couple are tbe proud
parents of five sons and five daughters
living. Tney realized, of course, that
they had been married for 25 years,
but had concluded not to have a cele
bration but to enjoy the day in the
family circle. Their 'friends thought
otherwise, however, and in tbe even
ing the Second Regiment Band and
the members of the St. Elisabeth
Society swooped down upon them
with a lot of good cheer and valuable
presents and took complete possession
of their home on north Jefferson St.
Mr. and Mrs. Willibald Eibner who
had been married on the same day as
the Zupfera came also to extend their
congratulations. It goes without say
ing that all present spent a tboroly
eojoyable evening. Mr. and MrsJ
Eibner will probably celebrate their
Silver Wedding later when all the
children are at home.
Mrs. N. Andring moved her house
hold effects to SW Paul this week
where she will make her future home.
River Improvement Favored.
Word has been received here by
Dr. L. A. Fritsche that following the
effort of the promoters of the Minne
sota River Development projectto have
their business reconsidered by the
War Department Committee.the matter
was taken up and a conditional re
commendation made to Congress.
According to the Minneapolis Tri
bune the report made to Congress was
favorable, providing the State of
Minnesota or other local Interests will
bear half the expense, the total of
which, according to the estimate of
the ebgineer's office, will be approxi
mately $1,500,000.
Tbe recommended improvement con
sists of the construction of a 45-foot
dam at Lac Qui Parle, with a reser
voir capacity of 30,000,000,000 cubic
feet, a considerable amount of dredg
ing and removal of rocks. The report
urges that tbe work should be under
taken at an early date, but without
co-operation of the power and navi
gation interests of the district.
The government engineers report
that the interests of these two branches
ef river commerce would conflict, since
the power people would insist upon a
capacity of 27,000,000,000 cubic feet of
water in dry weather, and the naviga
tion companies would want 30,000,000
feet. It is recommended that the en
tire operation of the dam and reser
voir be reserved to the government.
Dr. Fritsche believes that the reason
the project received a favorable re
commendation at this time is because
of the great floods that have worked
such havoc at the mouths of rivers
fed by streams from the North. It
begins to 'look more practicable to
bold back apart of the head waters
by damming the Minnesota and other
like streams than to build dikes and
levees to restrain the combined floods
at tbe mouths of rivers which receive
tbe full current of the northern
streams. This idea is in harmony with
the universal principle that to cure an
evil it is necessary to eradicate the
cause rather than to combat the result«
For District Delegates.
The Democrats of Blue Earth county
will support at the coming Democra
tic state convention to be held in Du
luth L. L. Champlin of this city as
one of the delegates from the Second
district to tbe National Democratic
Convention to be held in Baltimore.
Mr. Champlin is one of the promi
nent youDg men of this section of the
state, a loyal Democratic worker, and
if the selection is made, which we have
no doubt it will be, he will reflect cred
it upon the party and the state. He is
a son of Hon. E. T. Champlin, of
Vernon Center, a veteran worker in
the Democratic ranks, and a former
speaker of the house of represents!ves
of this state. Mr. L. L. Champlin is
the present chairman of the Democra
tic county committee, serving In that
capacity the past four years. The
Daily Reivew is pleased to support
his candidacy.
Mr. S. B. Nelson of Luverne is also
being strongly mentioned as one of the
district delegates to the Baltimore
convection. He is a prominent and
successful business mac of this district
a faithful worker in the ranks of his
party, and the Democrats should re
ward his services by conferring this
honor upon him.
Messrs. Champlin and Nelson would
make a strong team to represent the
Democracy of the Second coogres
sional district at the Baltimore Con
vention. Mankato Daily Review.
Court Reporter W. T. Eckstein
returned Saturday from Redwood
Falls where he had been in attendance
at the spring term of the District
Court of Redwood County. Court
adjourned that day to re-convene
Thursday of this week to finish up the
Court cases. Only one civil jury case
was tried. Ole Olsen who was
bound over to the grand jury for
illegal sale of intoxicating liquors
was discharged, no indictment having
been found against him Blaine
McKay was indicted and he was fined
$90.00 and the Court in compliance
with the statute ordered tbe destruc
tion of all liquors found on his
premises and a sale on April 29th of
the furniture and fixtures. A damage
suit brought by Mrs. Chondek against
Wanda saloon-keepers and their
bondsmen was settled out of Court for
11000. Her husband was run over
and killed by au automobile while he
was in an intoxicated condition and
she brought this suit under the law
which was enacted by the last Legis
lature. As far as we know, this is
thefirstcase of the kind brought under
the new law.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Freozel visited
in Minneapolis this week.
Runaway Results in Injuries to
Automobile Driver Sufficient
to Disable Him Tem
J. A. Larson, cashier ol tbe State
Bank of Wintbrop, met with an acci*
dent Thursday morning shortly after
10 o'clock, in which all things con
sidered, he must be regarded as very
fortunate, indeed to have escaped so*
easily. Mr. Larson bad come from
Winthrop that morning with his wifef
Mrs. Henry Kiesling and Mrs. H. C.
Canfield for the purpose of attending:
the funeral of Frank Emmerich. He?
had driven up to Mrs. F. W. Peuser'tf
store on Minnesota Street between
Second and Third North Streets about
10 o'clock to take the ladles aboard
for the return trip when the accident
A team of horses belonging to*
Ludwig Bessemer of the Town*
of Sigel were bitched in front of the1
New Ulm Hardware store.They became1
frightened by another automobile'
which was ctniing toward them, tore*
loose and dashed up Minnesota Street/
In their mad flight, they struck Lar
son's automobile from the rear,
breaking down tbe back seat and
driving it forward over the front seat*
One of the horses landed on top of the1
auto and the machine was pushed for'
ward for some distance before the
horses were stopped. Mr. Larson
was extricated from his dangeroue
position by some men who ran to bis
assistance. Fortunately for him he
was leaping forward when the acei
dent occurred and be escaped serious*
and possibly fatal injuries because
the broken seat protected him from
the weight of tbe horse. He was un
able to walk to the Peuser home with"
out assistance, but recovered sufficient'
ly from the shock in a short time so
that he was able to return to Win"
tbrop on the afternoon train ot the*
M. & St. L. He was taken to the
train by automobile and also by the
same means of conveyance to his home
from the Winthrop station. From
last reports he is still confined to hie
bed having gone there immediately
upon his arrival home. The attend
ing physician made a very careful
examination aDd gives it as hie
opinion that the flesh is loosened from
the ribs, and that the patient will be
laid up for some time and must be
extremely careful. The injuries are
not considered serious, but are de
cidedly painful. The auto which wae
badly damaged was towed over to*
Wintbrop by W. E Korth and will
require extensive repairs to make it
serviceable againK
The Commercial club and AutomO*
bile club of Sleepy Eye, have arranged
a "Good Roads" convection, which ie
to be held at Sleepy Eye next Satur
day, April 29th at 2 o'clock. Geo. M,
Palmer of Mankato, will deliver an
address on "How to Get and Main
tain Good Roads." Geo. W. Cooler,
chairman of the State Highway com
mission, is also expected te be present
The Commercial club will serve a bigr
dinner in the school hoese. Every
town in the county will send delegates*
"How the Old Folks
Would EDjoy it
if they could sit all night ancl
listen1' to the sweet music of
a Baldwin piano. And the*
Baldwin is a young folks'
piano too. When dance music?
is played feet fairly tingle to
get busy. If you don't own
a piano you should and can.
Ask about our "play-while
you-pay" plan.
W. J. Wlokeimaim
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