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$300 Placed at Disposal or Comof
mittce on Decorations.,,
At the regular meeting of the execu
tive committee of the Indian Celebra
tion Friday evening the committee on
floats and decorations reported that
they had decided to have the necessary
street decorating done by special
decorators. C. H. Werring, represen
tative of J. L. Hall & Co. of Minnea
polis was with them and when (called
upon presented a plan for decorating
Minnesota Street and an estimate of
the probable expense as follows:
3 foot shield including name of
Pioneer, or other inscription
with two 4x6 flags on staff, 97.00
each—20 posts
Light festooning, one light every
18 inches, 16 C. P. Class A
Lights 8 cents per running foot
119.20 per street intersection 5
Pennant festooning, 6 blocks at
116.30 per block $ 97
Four flags each for balance
posts at $1.00 per post....
Suitable decorations at Sioux
9 24
Monument $ I
Total- 372
It was stated at tbe time that Supt.
Bolstad hsd practically vetoed the
light proposition because the dynamos
are overcrowded now. After some
discussion the committee was given
full authority to go ahead with the
work. They were voted J3C0 for this
purpose at the present time, as this
sum would, eliminating the light
festoons, be ample to pay for the
decorations as provided for in the
The committee on prcgram and en
tertainment submitted the foljgwing
report in writing, which was adopted
as a general outline of tbe week's
"Your committee on progrem after
full consideration of all the circum
stances which may enter into tbe festi
vities of tbe week designated as Home
Coming Week, would recommend tbe
program as follows:
Monday, August 19tb, General Recep
Tuesday, August 20tb, Meeting oftne
Pioneers and Juniors in tbe after
noon. Banquet at 6:30 and pro
gram in tbe evening. All at Turner
Wednesday, August 21st, Forenoon,
Parade. Speeches in Getman Park.
Speakers Gov. Eberbart, Hon. W.
S. Hammond, Hon. C. R. Davis,
and others if necessary. Afternoon
Concert in German Park by 2nd
Regiment Band. Talks by old de
fenders, etc. Picnics at other places
that may be arranged by Societies
or Churches. Grand Ball in tbe
evening at Turner Hall.
Thursday, August 22, Outing to Fort
Ridgelj celebration. (Evening,
Summer night's festival in tome
Friday, August23rd, Outing and dedi
cation of monuments. Evening,
Automobile Parade and illumina
tion on Minnesota St.
Saturday, August [24th, Auto rides.
Evening, Concert by band of
hundred pieces ID some park.
Mayor Fritiche reported that he
•had been successful to securing federal
troops for tne celebration and that
Agt. Gen. Fred B. Wood had informed
him that the State had no funds avail
able for the transportation of state
troops and that they could and would
only be ordered out at the expense of
the committee. After some discussion
it was decided to dispense with tbe
state militia, except the local com
The matter of raising funds was
discussed at length as was also tbe
matter of securing worth-while attrac
tions during Home Coming Week.
The prevailing sentiment seemed to be
that it would not be fair to shoulder
the entire financial responsibility on
the Junior Pioneers, especially as so
many of our citizens appeared willing
to aid the celebration financially and
the Committee on Raising Funds was
instructed to make a general [canvass
among the citizens.
It was also decided to have a com
mittee on attractions and concessions
and as such Henry N. Bomien, F.
Behnke and W. B. Mather were
appointed. William 5. Alwin and
Alfred G. Vogel were appointed at a
committee to organise Ladies'
I li PAGb
SilverWedding of Rev. and Mrs.
Geo. Mayer.
Last Sunday evening Rev. and Mrs.
Mayer of the friedens Church cele
brated the silver wedding anniversary
their marriage by renewing their
vows at the altar before the same
pastor who joined them in holy wed
lock twenty-five years' ago. This
pastor was Rev. oitp of St. Louis who
was Rev. Mayer's College Professor
and with whom Rev. Mayer was asso
ciated in his first ministerial work. A
large number of friends filled the
Friedens Church to overflowing for
tbe ceremony and partook of the hos
pitality of the parsonage after the
marriage blessing had been pro
nounced for the worthy couple.
Rev. Mayer was born near Mil
waukee on the lltb of October 1857.
After completing the school course
there in September, 1875 he went to
Elmhurst, 111. where he took four
years collegiate work and followed
that by three years at Eden Theologi
cal Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. It
was there he became friends with Rev.
Otto who saw him ordained in August
of 1882. Rev. Mayer became Rev.
Otto's assistant in tbe parish of Lenz
burg, 111. where be remained until
the end of 1883. During first four
months of the new year Rev. Mayer
was located at Pans, 111. where he
met Miss Louisa Schlierbach who
later became Mrs. Mayer. FromPana
tbe young pastor went to Summerfield,
111., where he remained nine years and
during the term of this pastorate he
and MIBB Schlierbach were married on
tbe 29th of June, 1887. In 1893 tbe
family removed to Minneapolis and in
December of 1805 Rev. M&yer was
called to assist Rev. Dallmann of
New Ulm and shortly thereafter tbe
Friedens Church chose bim as their
pastor. The family came in tbe spring
of 1906 and have remained here con
tinuously since that time.
Five daughters, Alma, Olga, Leona,
Laura and Dorothy and two sons,
Roland and George came to make life
fuller and richer for Rev. and Mrs.
Mayer and the charming home life at
tbe Friedens Parsonage is known to
all friends of both parents and
children and ie plainly manifest in
the happy smiling faces.of all the
Tbe celebration of the anniversary
was begun by a serenade by the
Second Regiment Band and after they
had played three selections the church
bells were rung to announce tbe wed
ding. Prof. Otto, Mr. Herman Kies
ling and Mr. Frank Wandersee,
Trustees of the Church, escorted tbe
jubilarians' to the church where a
choir was singing as they entered and
passed to tbe altar. The church was
decorated with flowers and members
of the Essig and Nicollet congrega
tions joined with those of the home
parish to do their leader honor.
The Scripture lesson and a song by
the male choir followed the invocation
and led to tbe ceremonial address by
Prof. Otto who again bestowed the
marriage benediction upon tbe re
newed vows. The entire congregation
then joined in that most appropriate
hymn, "Bis hierher ''hat uns Gott
ebracht."- After a few remarks of
Rev. Mayer the church
ceremonies closed with another song,
prayer and benediction.
The grounds of thefparsonage were
gaily lighted and the members of the
congregation gathered there and spent
several happy hours with their host
and hostess. The storm which came
up drove those from Easig and
Nicollet home early but they and the
Sanborn Congregation, none of whom
were able to be present, were repre
sented In the gifts made to their pastor
and his wife. The President of the
Ladies Aid Society, Mrs. Fred Rolloffj.
presented them witb a beautiful silver
cake basket and the various congre
gations had numbered the years of
their pastor's married life by silver
pieces, each wrapped separately in
silver paper. Many other handsome
articles of silverware came to them
and letters and telegrams of congratu
lation galore from friends far and
The guests were entertained with
music and a wedding supper was
served. They went away leaving their
hearty good wishes and planning to
attend the golden wedding of Rev.
and Mrs. Mayer.
AlexGarrow, George Gieseke and
Alfred Ruemke have been camping at
Red Stome this week and have had
the time of their lives. The clam
fishers are located near there and the
boys bagged a big snapping turtle
which was speedily converted into
soup. Good? What isn't good when
you're Camping?
South Minnesota Street Deal.
Another important real estate deal
on South Minnesota Street was put
thru last week. The Kiesling lots
lying south of the property owned by
Wm. J. Winkelmann were purchased
from Mrs. Kiesling by Dr. J. L.
Schoch who re-sold 40 feet front of it
to the English Brothers. A theatre
building will be erected on this forty
feet and New Ulm will then have a
tboroly up-to-date moving picture
auditorium down town.
The Winkelmann property com
prises 75 feet frontage on Minnesota
Street. The lots run back a depth of
110 feet and the property purchased by
Dr. Schoch extends 90 feet from the
Adams Express office to the alley on
the south. The 40 feet purchased by
the English Brothers lies immediately
south of the express office. Dr.
Schoch has no definite plans as yet
concerning the 50 feet be retains. He
exchanged some of his Washington
Street property with Mrs. Eieeliug as
a part of the consideration involved
in the deal.
It is planned to begin at once the
erection of a one-story brick and
concrete theatre building on the
English property. This will be put
up by Dr. Schoch and occupied by the
Princess people. The building will be
fire proof. There will be an open
lobby and dressing and toilet rooms
are already arranged for as well as
three exits in front, two on the side
and one in the rear. Each of these
doors will be five feet wide and will
awing outward. Tbe building will
atand 40 feet by 100 on the ground and
the auditorium will seat 500 persons
The floor will be inclined and the
indirect lighting system will be used.
Other plans for the comfort and
pleasure of the patrons will be worked
out aa the building progresses. It is
planned to have it ready for use by
House Committee for
'**&•*& iffti
Clark Releases His Delegates and Un
derwood Withdraws on 46th
Contrary to the expectations of a great number of Democrats, Wm. J.
Bryan's name was not presented to tbe convention at Baltimore and the
expected stampede did not materialize. After a deadlock of several days
Wilson of New Jersey was chosen on the 46th ballot as standard-bearer of
the Democratic Party. On the 44th count Gov. Wilson led witb 629 votes to
306 for Clark, 99 for Underwood, and a scattering fifty odd for other can.
didates. Shortly after the noon hour yesterday Underwood's name was with
drawn and Clark released his delegates and on tbe next ballot Wilson was
declared nominated.
At an adjourned meeting of the New
Ulm Turnverein held last Wednesday
evening it was decided to provide for
a house committee whose duties will
be agreed upon at a subsequent meet
ing. In a general way, this new
committee will have supervision of all
At the same time officers were elected
for the ensuing year. The old officers
were all re-elected without opposition
aa follows: Pres., Fred. Pfaender
Vice Pres., Chas. Hauenstein Re
cording Secy., Geo. Hogen Corre
sponding Secy., Ernst Wicherski
Treas., Wm. Pfaender, Jr. 1st Turn
wart, Geo. Hogen 2nd Turnwart,
Jacob Engel Chairman, Mental
Culture Committee, Capt.jFrank Burg.
Base Ball News.
About 150 fans witnessed the game
between Franklin and the Athletics
last Sunday. It was rather a one
sided affair, the final score showing
15 to 3 in favor of the borne team.
The only feature of the game was
Huhn's bit in the 9th inning. It
carried the ball over the canvas and
brought in three runs.
The game between the Athletics and
the Pirates on tbe Fourth is arousing
considerable injeres^and promises to
parse will go to the winners.
Shoot at Hunter's Rest.
For the third time, the gold and
leather medals were captured by Wm.
E. Koch and Joseph Klaus respective
ly at Sunday's shoot at Hunter's
Rest. The scores made were as fol
lows: King Standard
W. E. Koch 183
Geo. Jahnke 166
Hy. Meyer 163
H-Gebser 151
C. Hauenstein 149
H. Windhorn 131
Jos. Smasa) 125
Jos. Klaus 106
Deaths of Last Week
Mrs. Albert Flmeyer nee Maria
Unverworn of whose death we made
brief mention last week, was born in
Brighton, Nicollet County, August 13,
1873 and was only 39 years of age
when she passed away Monday night
after a lingering illness extending
over a period of two years. About 15
years ago she was united in marriage
to Albert Fimeyer who preceded her
in death two years ago. Tbe marriage
was a most happy one and the union
was blessed with four children who
are now orphans and are deprived of
the kind ministrations of loving
parents. In addition to the children,
the deceased is survived by her
brothers, Henry of New Ulm and
Frank of Brighton and a sister, Mrs.
Ad. Frederieh, who resides near
Springfield. The funeral was held
Thursday afternoon from the Lutheran
church, with brief services et the
house, Rev. Albrecht officiating. In
terment was made in the Lutheran
Mrs. Peter Forst, whose maiden
name was Barbara Franta died at St.
Alexander's Hospital Tuesday even
ing, shortly before ten o'clock. She
had been in poor health for some time
and submitted to an operation for
appendicitis Saturday in the hope
that she would regain her health. But
she was past recovery and never
rallied and passed away two days
after the operation. The deceased
was born in West Newton April 17,
1886 and was married to Peter Forst,
her surviving husband, on October 11,
1904 at St. George. Her untimely
death is also mourned by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Franta of New
Ulm and three brothers and three
Bisters. The funeral was held Friday
morning with services at Holy Trinity
Church in this city at 8 a. m. Her
remains were men taken to St. George
where funeral services were held eVthe
McDowell Committed
Trap Shooting at" Fair Grounds.
At the Thursday evening trap
shooting of the New (Jim Business
Men's Gun Club the following singles
were made out of a possible 25:
Ad. G. Bierbaum 20
B. Neitge 19
Anton Simmet 19
L. G. Vogel 19
Alf. J. Vogel 18
Theo. Johnson 17
Wm.Pfeiffer 15
Dr. C. A. Hintz 14
Stanis. Sperl 14
B. Esser 13
Arthur Janka 12
Anton G.Reinarts..\ 11
Matt. Pedersen 4
R. D. Guptill, a visitor and a pro
fessional gun shot, hit all the clay
pigeons except 2.
Waltz "My
local CifeoOtfUtoren %nd intirment' **&*rom the Twin Cities. Passen-
CethoHe demffcry ger Train No. 516
known as No. 501.
to State
Thursday morning at 9 o'clock,
William McDowell who caused quite a
sensation a little over a month ago
by burglarizing the Adolph Alwin
residence in broad daylight, was
brought before Judge Olsen at the
Court house and formally charged
witb gracd larceny in the 2nd degree.
He was represented by Attorney Jos.
A. Eckstein and Aug. G, Erickson,
appeared for tbe State. On being
arraigned, he plead guilty to the in
formation filed against him.
When questioned McDowell in
formed the Court that be was 20 years
old and was born in Montenugent
Ireland. He came to this county six
years ago and landed at Jersey City,
N. J. After living there for some
time he made the acquaintance of a
young lady and his troubles began
and he finally committed tome
felonious act and was arrested. From
his statements it is hard to determine
whether he was convicted of forgery
or some other offense but this much is
certain, that the girl's father lodged
the criminal complaint against him.
He was sentenced to 2 years in the
State Reformatory at Summit, N. J.,
and was paroled after serving 14
months. After his liberation, he first
worked for a farmer by the name of
Parcells and afterwards for a dairy
farmer. Milking cows and driving
tbe milkwagon did not appeal to him
very much and he broke his parole
and decamped.
He came to Chicago and worked as
a painter for several months and then
beat his way to Minnesota and was
put off the train at St. Peter. Here
he committed some petty thefts, did
the same thing at Mankato and came
on to New Ulm and burglarized the
residence of Adolph Alwin and was
caught tbe same night at Klossner
McDowell could give no reasons for
committing these thefts and admitted
that be had at first denied the various
larcenies. The judge deferred sentence
until the afternoon when he ordered bim
committed to the State Prison for an
indeterminate term. Commitment
papers were immediately made out
by the Clerk of Court and the prisoner
was taken to Stillwater by Sheriff
Julius Monday morniug.
Park Concert
The park concert last Sunday eve
ning drew a large crowd but the storm
scattered them after the first few selec
tions were rendered by the band and
Capt. Hofmeister announces that the
program as prepared for lastfSunday
evening will be carried out next Sun
day. It includes i,the following num
1. March "A Jolly Good (Fellow"
B. Hartz
2. Idyl "Mountain Maiden's
Dream" A. Labitzky
3. Overture "Around the Metro
polis" F. Beyer
4. Medley "Everybody's Doing it
Now" '. J. Berlin
Waltz "On tbe Beautiful
Rfaine"J Keler-Bela
March "Kronprinz" Hannusch
March 'Distant Greeting".... I
'Summer Nights
Ed. Llewellyn
Comet Solo by Sergt. John Wartha
10. Meadelsson's Wedding
March" Mendelsson
11. Laendler "No. 3". Vltack
12. March "Fluellngsklaenge"
Star Spangled Banner.
Weather Report for June.
From Voluntary Observer Alex L.
Henle's meteorological record for the
month of June we glean the following
information about the weather for
that month:
Mean temperature 65:18 degrees
Max. temperature June 30 100
Min. temperature June 7 38
Total precipitation 2.^9 inches
No. of days clear 19
No. of days partly cloudy 1
No. of days cloudy .10
Thunderstorms June 22, 14th and 30th
Prevailing wind, south.
Change in Time Table of North
Passenger Train No 517 going west
formerly due.here at 1:06 a. m. is now
arriving at 1*30 a. m. or 24 minutes
later than before. This change went
into effect a week ago Sunday. This
is the so-called Dakota Express, thru
will hereafter he
West Newton Voters Hold Mass
Meeting to Settle Question.
Monday evening the voters of the
Town of West Newton had a special
meeting at the hall at St. George fo*
the purpose of discussing and de
ciding which road to Ft. Ridgely
through the Township of West Newton
should be,, recommended to the
County Commissioners of Nicollet
County for designation as a state
The meeting was called by Claue
Swenson, Commissioner of the 4tb
District, who preferred to have the
voters of the Town decide that question
and relieve him of that responsibility*
Fifty voters answered the call and
they were fully 3 hours in session be*
fore the vote was announced and a
decision reached. It was a represen
tative and a deliberative body and
was the largest town meeting that
West Newton has he'd for years.
Three roads were proposed and up
for discussion. The first one is the*
so-called "prairie road" with tho
BeuBsmann bridge as a starting point*
then along the bottom to tbe Stark
Hill near William Braun's, up the
Hill to and thru St. George, thence
west along the old Traverse road to
the town line of Ft. Ridgely, there to
intersect with the state road leading:
to Ft. Ridgely and Fairfax which is
already partly graded and graveled.
The second route is the so-called
"bottom road" which leads from New
Ulm along the bottom until Ft*
Ridgely 1B reached. The third road
proposed starts on the range line at
the Town of Lafayette, and travels
west and strikes the prairie road aO
"William Braun's place and then is
identical with this route, there being
only two miles on this route which is
not identical with the prairie road.
Road No. One connects with New Ulm
and Road No. Three is the old
Traverse Road which leads from St,
Peter thru the entire County of
Nicollet. The bottom road received
19 votes, the prairie road 22 votes and
the other route 9 votes. Most of the
votes having been cast for the prairio
road, this will be designated a state
road by the County Commissioners of
Nicollet County.
The friends of the prairie road claim
for it, that it already has the bulk of
the traffic, which showa its feasibility
and for that reason it should be
designated. The bottom roadere
claimed that their route has more
scenic attractions and that there
are not the bad hills to climb as on
the prairie road. The friends of the
3rd route insisted that this being the
old Traverse rqad, it should be
dignified by elevating it to
Souvenir Postal Cards
A. Doring The souvenir postal cards which are
being gotten out by the Junior
Pioneer celebration committee have
arrived and will be on sale this week
at all of tbe drug stores. This is one
means of advertising tbe coming?
celebration and every one interested,
in making the Home Coming Week
success should procure a package of
these souvenir postals at any early
date and send them to their friends*
The following 12 subjects were selected
Group Picture of Early Settlers, Sioux
Monument, Old Ft. Ridgely, Ruins of
Waraju Distiller/, Battle Scene of
New Ulm, Birdseye View of New Ulm,
Tbe old Forster House, Group of
Four Surviving Early Settlers Re*
ceiving Loving Cups, Little Crow,
Other Day, Old Dakota House, and
First Log Cabin.
The proceeds from the sale of these
postal cards go into the compaigi*
fund and our citizens can accomplish
a double purpose by using the souve
nir postal cards sold by the commit'
tee: Help to advertise the celebration,
and help to raise the funds necessary
to make Home Coming Week a big
The Ladies of the Turner Society
held their monthly birthday party last
Thursday. The "birthday children'''
were Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Pfenainger, Mra
Boos, Mrs. Otto Meyer, Mrs. Rinke
and Mrs. Ramme. A very pleaeanf
program was carried oat and in the1
eveiunf a number of the ladies walked!
out to the hospital to take apart of
the parly lowers to Mrs. Martin Boat,

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