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Bills Amounting To $3235.00
Allowed. Primary Election
Cost $655.
New State Roads Mapped
Bills aggregating in all the sum of
13235.12 were allowed at the special
session of the County Commissioners
held at the Courthouse September
30th. Of this amount $655.48 was con
tracted on account of the recent
primary election.
Paul Swenstad and Julius Grotta,
supervisors of the Town of Albin
presented a petition asking aid in the
matter of the construction of 5 steel
bridges across Judicial Ditch No. 5,
instead of the tiling as now provided
in the ditch contract. The request
was granted conditioned that the
$1150 allowed the contractor for said
tiling ba first applied on the bridge
contract and that the balance be
apportioned between the County and
the Town of Albin, Brown County to
pay and Albin to pay thereof.
Commissioners Erickson and Henle
were appointed a committee to co
operate with the Town Supervisors in
said matter.
County Supt. R. B. Kennedy's
annual report for the year ending
July 31, 1912 was read and ordered
Auctioneers Licenses were granted
to J. J. Ray and F. Mowery of
Springfield and H. B. McNall of
Sleepy Eye.
Branch Ditch No. 7 of County Ditch
No. 5 was finally accepted and the
balance due Contractor Christ
Sommerfeld, amounting to 126.67
ordered paid.
The County Auditor was authorized
to issue bis warrant in the sum of 8200
to Christ Filzen Jr., this being the
County's share for the grading of the
road leading to the Milford bridge,
the committee having reported that the
work had been completed at a cost of
The proper committee reported that
theconcrete and steel bridge authorized
to be erected in the Town of Mulligan
had been completed by the Joliet
Bridge & Iron Co. according to plans
and specifications at a cost of 81242
and the County Auditor was
authorized to issue his warrant for
the County's share amounting to $021.
It was also reported that the bridge
authorized to be constructed in the
Town of Stately had been completed
by the Security Bridge Co. of Minne
apolis at a cost of $872.50 and the
County Auditor was authorized to
issue warrant for $430.25, the County's
share toward the payment of said
Chairman Polkow was delegated to
attend the State Conference of
Charities and Corrections to be held
at Austin Oct. 24th and 27th.
Road petition for alteration of road
in the Towns of Cottonwood and
Linden was presented and the matter
laid over until the next regular
meeting in January as there was some
question whether the County Board
had jurisdiction to proceed in the
premises. The question of jurisdiction
was referred to the Attorney General
for an opinion and he has since ad
vised the County Auditor that the
County Commissioners have no legal
right to act on said petition but that
the alterations would have to be made
by the respective Towns.
Com. Steinke submitted a written
report showing the completion of work
on State Road No. 1 west of Sleepy
Eye, according to plans and speci
fications which was accepted and the
expenses of said work, aggregating
$635.30 were allowed and ordered paid.
8ubject to the approval of the State
Highway Commission, the following
legally established highway in the
Town of Linden was designated as
State Road No. 16:
Commencing in State Road No. 2 at
the S. W. corner of the S. E. of Sec.
22, Twp. 108, R. 30 thence running
north about 750 rods, thence in a
northeasterly direction about 75 rods
thence east about 95 rods to the S. E.
corner of the N. E. of Sec 10, Twp.
108, 30 thence north 80 rods there
tb intersect the proposed State Road
No. 15 running North and East.
Resolved that the following described
legally established highway in the
County of Brown be hereby designated
as State Road No. 15 of Brown
County, subject to the approval of the
State Highway Commission.
Commencing at the N. W. corner of
the N. W. of Sec. 35, Twp. 109,
Range 30, thence running south one
mile, thence East 20 rods to the N. W.
corner of the N. W. of Sec. 2, Twp.
108, R. 30, thence south 400 rods to the
S. W. corner of the N. W. of the N.
W. of Sec. 11, Twp. 108, Range 30
thence East 240 rods thence south 80
rods thence east about 85 rods
thence South 80 rods thence
east about 235 rods to the
N. E. corner of the S. E.} of the
S. E. of Sec. 12, Twp. 108, R. 30,
there to intersect the county road
running North and South between the
counties of Brown and Blue Earth.
Com. Polkow reported in writing
that the supervisors of the Town of
Mulligan have decided to grade and
grayel a public highway between
sections 37 and 18 across tbe little
Cottonwood bottom according to the
rules adopted by the County Board to
aid the townships in making good
roads, but as the supervisors of said
town have not complied with the rules
as laid out by the Commissioners, the
matter was laid over for the next
session of the Board.
Brown County Sunday School
The following program has been
prepared for the Brown County Con
gregational Sunday School Con
vention which will be held in this city
October 24th and 25th:
Afternoon Session.
3:00 Devotional Service Rev. Reet
3:30 "Our Text Book, the Bible"
Rev. B. P. Snyder
3:45 "Kingdom Calls to Kingdom
Builders" Mr. Alfred Day
4:00 Reports of County Officers
4:20 Appointment of Committees
Enrollment of Delegates
Closing Prayer
Evening Session.
7:45 Scripture and Prayer
Rev. P. W. Tesch
8:15 Address Mr. Alfred Day
Reception for Delegates
Morning Session.
9:00 Devotional Service
:...Mr. P. H. Nlcols
9:30 "Christ, our Master Teacher"
Miss Delia Scheihle
9:46 "Sunday School Teacher as
a Character Builder"
Mr. Harvey Rieke
10:00 "Character Building through
the Sunday Schools"
Mr. Albert Hauser
10:25 New Sunday School Standard
Mr. Alfred Day
11-00Three Simultaneous Conferences:
1. Elementary led by Mrs. A.
2. Secondary Division led by
Mrs. B. P. Snyder.
3. Adult Division led by Mr.
Alfred Day.
Afternoon Session.
2:00 Devotional Service
Rev. C. S. Sparkes
2:15 Election of officers
2:30 "Our Stewardship''..Alfred Day
3:00 "Practical Plans for Home
Department''. Mrs. R. Massapust
3:15 "The Teacher Teaching"
Miss Eleanor Anderson
3:30 Conference on Sunday School
Problems Mr. Alfred Day
4:15 Suggestions and Helps from
Sunday School Workers
Mr. G. A. Ottomeyer
Reports of Committees
Evening Session.
8:00 Devotional Service
Rev. E. F. Wheeler
8:30 Address by Mr. Alfred Day
September Weather.
Our genial weather man, Alex
Henle, reports that the weather he
supplied us with during the month of
September stacks up as follows: Three
entirely clear days to nineteen cloudy
ones and eight partly cloudy. Those
cloudy days provided a total of 2 69
inches of rainfall. Thunderstorms
followed each other in close succession
on the 5th, 7th and 9th. The last
mentioned day is notable also as
being the hottest of the month, when
the mercury climbed to 97 degrees.
The minimum temperature is chalked
up as 29 degrees on the 26th when we
had our first killing frost. No light
frosts are recorded but severe ones
followed the first daily to the end of
the month. The prevailing wind was
from the Northwest and the mean
temperature shows 60.03 degrees.
Democratic Rally.
P. M. Ringdal Democratic Candi
date for Governor and D. Lawler, run
ning for the U. S. Senate on the same
ticket will speak at Turner Hall next
Tuesday evening. This is practically
the first Democratic rally we have had
and it is expected that the meeting will
be an enthusiastic one.
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Library Sentiment For Once In
General Favor. A Question
of Funds.
Shall The Library and Armory
If the sentiment in favor of a public
library is as general among our
citizens as it was shown to be at tbe
meeting held at Gebser's Hall Monday
evening a public library will be an
assured fact in the near future. There
was no opposition to the movement:
on the contrary, every one present
favored it. No definite action of any
kind was taken, except that a com
mittee of five will be appointed by the
Chairman to make a thorough exami
nation into the library proposition
and to fiDd out what funds, if any,
can be raised among tbe citizens for
this purpose.
The meeting wae called to order by
Supt. H. C. Hess. F. H. Retzlaff was
elected chairman and Mr. Hess
secretary. Dr. Strickler was recog
nized and briefly stated that the heirs
of the late Charles Silverson, recog
nizing the need of a public library for
the city, had decided to donate the
sum of $5000 to the city of New Ulm
for that purpose to be used whenever
the citizens decided to erect a public
library: that it had been their inten
tion to purchase a site and deed it to
the city for library purposes But that
it would be agreeable to them to turn
over the money if that should prove
more satisfactory.
It was suggested in the early part of
the evening that it might be feasible
to combine the library proposition
with tbe armory proposition and that
the lot on State Street on which the
old water tower stood might be
secured from the City and that this
would prove a very desirable location,
on account of the proximity of this
site to the public and parochial
Capt. Pfaender was called upon for
an expression of his views as to tbe
feasibility of combining an armory
and a public library. In bis remarks
he called attention to the present law
which would necessitate a transfer of
the property to the State if the State
should donate the $10,000 toward tbe
erection of a suitable building. Be
also expressed a willingness on behalf
of himself and the other officers of the
company to co-operate with a citizens'
committee to work out ways and
means for a combined library and
armory if that should be the sense of
the meeting. He suggested and moved
the appointment of a committee of five
to IOOK into the library proposition
and report at a subsequent meeting.
Considerable opposition manifested
itself against the idea of combining
the library and armcry propositions
and Dr. G. F. Reineke, G. A. Otto
meyer and Albert Steinhauser voiced
their sentiments against it. Several
of these speakers urged the advisa
bility of securing donations from
other citizens.
Prof. Ackermann, when called upon,
strongly advocated the need of a
public library but admonished those
present not to be too hasty, that the
matter of properly maintaining the
library after it was established was a
moBt vital point and should for that
reason receive careful consideration.
Rev. Hohn when pressed for an ex
pression of opinion said that he pre
ferred to drive one horse rather than
drive none at all, and advocated the
erection of a public library at this
time even if it should not prove to be
a very pretentious affair and that if
the needs of the city required a more
spacious library building later on,
that tbe old one could be torn down
and a new one erected in its place.
Prof. Hess spoke at various times
and in the course of his remarks made
it very apparent that New Ulm needs
a public library, especially for the
pupils of our schools, who invariably
in their state examinations prove
themselves very deficient in tbe
English language.
Mr. Etuemke as a member of the
City Council did not favor donations
by the City, because of lack of
authority to make the same, but ex
pressed himself heartily in accord
with the idea of having a tax voted by
the citizens.
Up to this time none of the ladies
who were quite generously represented
in the audience, had given an expres
sion of their views and the chairman
called upon Mrs. H. L. Beecher for
her views and opinions. She referred
to tbe unsuccessful efforts that bad
been made in the past to secure aid
from the city council and expressed
the hope that now conditions might be
more favorable and that on account of
the high esteem that Mr. Silverson
bad enjoyed in our city, a sentiment
could be created among all classes for
a public library.
After tendering a vote of thanks to
the Silverson heirs for their offer of
donating $5000 for a public library tbe
meeting adjourned.
When the meeting adjourned Chair
man Retzlaff announced that he
would appoint his committee later.
Annual Meeting of Fire Depart
ment Relief Ass'n.
The New Ulm Fire Department
Relief Association had their annual
meeting Monday evening, at which
time they also elected officers for the
ensuing year. The reports of the
officers showed that the association is
in good financial condidition, the
general and special funds aggregating
over $S000.
The following officers were elected:
Pres Charles Brust, Jr. Vice Pres.,
Fred Oswald Sec, Alfred Schroeck
Treas Emil Wicherski Trustees.
Fred Pfaender, John F. Herzog, Frank
Niemann and W. H, Gieseke.
For his efficient services in the past,
Henry Engel was again recommended
to the City Council as Chief of the
Fire Department.
It was also decided to have a
banquet during the winter and John
Herzog, Chas. Brust, Jr. and Frank
Niemann were appointed a committee
to make tbe necessary arrangements.
20th Wedding Wedding Anniver
A genuine surprise was tendered
Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Schapekahm
on Saturday October 5th in honor of
their 20th wedding anniversary. The
relatives of the worthy couple to the
number of about sixty called at their
tome on North Minnesota Street
between four and five o'clock in the
afternoon laden with all kinds of good
things to eat, wedding presents and
full of good cheer which never abated
until the last ones left the house late
in the evening. An improvised band
called on the couple about 8 o'clock
and serenaded them. They were made
welcome and contributed materially to
the entertainment of tbe guests.
Gerhard Schapekahm and Servine
Weddendorf, adopted daughter of the
lale Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wedden
dorf were united at the Lutheran
Church, October 5,1892, Rev.Albrecht
performing the marriage ceremony.
They have made their home in our
midst {ever since. Mr. Schapekahm
has not been well for some time, his
eyesight having become seriously
affected but his friends sincerely hope
that he will regain his former health
College Heights.
The number of students enrolled at
the College for the present year to
date is 99. Of these 22 are new
students this fall. There are 12 girls
attending, an unusually large number.
Last year's enrollment reached 122
pupils in all departments and it is
expected this number will be exceeded
before the year is over.
W. Tessmann, '15, was pleased with
a visit from his mother, Mrs. F. Tess
mann on Saturday. Mrs. F. Tessmann
returned to St. Paul on Monday.
Prof. A. Ackermann's recitation
room has been equipped with new
Oct. 2nd our practical work in the
Lutheran parochial school began.
Rev. J. Naumann of Wood Lake
passed through this city on his way to
Balaton, Minn, one day last week and
visited with Prof. Ackermann.
Rev. C. F. Koch of Belle Plaine
paid his sons, Christian, '14, snd
Theophile, '16, a visit last week.
Oct. 5th J. Gawrisch, '13, went to
Lake City to teach school for several
J. Wirth, '14, left on the 5th of Oct.
for Wood Lake to teach for several
A. Thorn, '18, spent Sunday at
Nicollet with his parents.
O. Netzke, '14. and Arth. Grabow,
'18, went home on Saturday to visit
their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Wijdung of St.
Paul visited their son last Sunday.
Prof. J. Meyer delivered a sermon
in the St. Pauls Lutheran Church
Sunday evening.
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Turner Theatre Attractions
Tbe Kelly Stock Company which
holds the boards at Turner Theatre
this week is playing to good bouses
and pleasing the patrons. Each
member of the company plays up well
and while there are favorites the cast
is unusually well balanced. In spite
of the library mass meeting a larger
audience than usual was present
Monday evening to see Ruth Gale and
Sherman Kelly in "Yankee Doodle
Boy." The specialty songs and
dances were all good, Malone and
Malone being the best in their line
that New Ulm has seen at home. The
plot was exciting, revolving as it did
about two sisters who were unknown
to each other but who looked so much
alike that their dearest friends were
mistaken in them. The villain who
tried to wreck everyone's happiness
was properly foiled and killed off in
the last act, the separated lovers were
reunited and the audience went home
"A Race For a Girl" as presented
last night, met with the hearty ap
proval of the large audience gathered.
Tbe plot is a somewhat different one
from the usual run of dramas as it
deals entirely with colJege life and Mr.
Kelly as Tom Fielding, the champion
oarsman of Yale gave a manly per
formance of the part. Mr. Kelly is an
exceptionally clever artist and is at
home in any role he attempts. Miss
Gale, the leading lady, was pretty,
sweet and vivacious in the part of
Lucy Getchel, the girl for whose
affections two students are rivals.
The rest of the cast are above par,
and all in all, tbe Sherman Kelly
Stock companyis |the best New Ulm
has had tbe pleasure of witnessing in
the last few years. Mr. Kelly an
nounced on the opening night that
before the week was over, people
would be turned away from the large
Turner Hall, and there is every in
dication that such will be the case by
Thursday of this week.
Assessment Raise To Remain
The efforts of County Auditor L. G.
Vogel, Chairman Polkow and Com
missioner Steinke to have tbe contem
plated raise of tbe assessment of the
real estate of New Ulm, Sleepy Eye
and Springfield stopped, proved un
availing. Tbe State Tax Commission
notified the Co. Auditor that the pro
posed raise had become effective.
That means that the assessment of
real estate of New Ulm and Spring
field has been raised 25% and of
Sleepy Eye 20% above the amount as
returned by tbe board of equalization
of the County.
Grand Chorus To Continue Work
A number of the ladies who sang in
tbe Grand Chorus at the recent cele
bration have decided to meet every
Monday evening (beginning with next
Monday) in tbe public Club Rooms at
Turner Hall for the purpose of con
tinuing regular song rehearsals for
their own pleasure and entertainment.
They wish to announce to all who may
be interested and who are willing and
able to attend regularly that they are
welcome to join. Mr. A. J. Alwin
will direct.
Social Events.
A pretty afternoon whist party was
given at tbe Schoch residence on
Center Street Thursday last by Mrs.
Schoch and Mrs. Poynter. The
prizes went to Mrs. O. M. Olsen, Mrs.
Zschunke, Mrs. M. A. Bingham, Mrs.
Wicherski, Mrs Mullen and Mrs. A.
J. Vogel.
Mrs. C. G. Reim entertained a com*
pany of ladies Wednesday afternoon
at a thimble-bee. Mrs. C. W. Miller
and the hostess rendered musical num
bers thruout the afternoon and a deli*
clous supper was served.
Mrs. Chas. E. Engelbert entertained
a party of ladies at Euchre last Wed
nesday. Mrs. A. Saffert won the Star
prize, Mrs. Theo. Schwendinger head
prize and Mrs. Martin Franzen,
booby. All spent a very pleasant
August Niemann has gone Into
business for himself at Springfield,
having purchased tbe Domdey black
smithshop at that place last week.
Mr. Niemann has been in tho employ
of his brother Frank for the past 12
years and has developed into a very
good mechanic. He has also been a
very faithful and efficient member of
the New Ulm Fire Department. His
many friends are loathe to see him go,
but wish him unbounded success in
his business venture.
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Contractor Must Remedy Defects*
Other Street Work Arouses
No Projecting Street Signs To
The regular meeting of the City
Council last Tuesday evening was
enlivened somewhat by the appearance
of Anton Wiesner and others who had
complaints to lodge with the city
"Tony" complained that the street
commissioner had done the work along:
Center Street and the alley abutting
his property in a very unsatisfactory
manner and that Bartl bad used in
sulting language when his attention
was called to the slovenly work done.
Tbe matter was referred to the street
Otto Heymann and G. H. Kieslingf
appeared before the Council and
called attention to the defective side
walks on Center Street from the M. &
St. L. right of way to Valley Street..
The matter was also referred to the
committee on streets with full power to*
J. J. Schroepfer, of that part of our
city known as tbe "Wallachei" un
burdened himself about the children*
in that neighborhood who pester him
and make his life a burden. The*
mayor was requested to have the
police make the necessary investiga
Roy Berg's request for permission,
to erect a sign in front of his second
band store which would project across
the sidewalk, was turned down,
because such signs are prohibited by
a city ordinance.
The committee on electric light and
waterworks wss given full power to
allow Arnold Cordes to tap the water
main on Franklin and First Nortb
Street and connect his premises with
tbe city water plant, if in their opinion
it is feasible to do so.
Robert Boesch's claim of $10 for
the use of his team at a recent fire was
turned down on the ground that thia
money had been paid to Mr. Gieseke
and that Boesch would have torlook
to him for his pay. The fire depart
ment committee was finally prevailed
upon to do everything in their power
to precure a settlement between these
two gentlemen.
W. T. Eckstein filed written objec
tions wherein he set forth in detail
why tbe assessments for the laying of
the sewer on South State Street as
returned by the Board of Public
Works should not prevail. In his
objections Mr. Eckstein called especial
attention to the unworkmanlike man
ner of constructing the catch basins.
The report of the Board of Public:
Works confirmed tbe latter objection
and City Clerk Meyer was instructed)
to notify E. T. Webster, the contrac
tor, to remedy tbe defects.
Drs. Vogel and Strickler appeared
before the Council on behalf of the
St. Alexander Hospital and advocated
the laying of 4 inch watermains along
Fifth North Street from Garden .Street
to the Hospital, because the tw inch,
pipes now in use will be inadequate
when tbe new building is completed.
It was urged on behalf of the Hospi
tal that they had contributed $5)0 at
the time tbe watermains were extended*
to Garden Street. The request was
granted and in the resolution authoriz
ing the work, the city's liability a
tbe private cess-pool to be erected was
limited to a sum not to exceed tlOOO.
According to the City Engineer's esti
mate the laying of these watermains
will cost between 11200 and $1300.
F. W. Peuser was granted a build
ing permit. An application for trans
fer of liquor license from Alfred Dauer
to John Zischka was filed. The City
Engineer was instructed to make*
copies of all maps and Jplots in the*
city clerk's office wbiob when com
pleted shall be stored in the vault for
A. H. Lavinski of Sleepy Eye was a
pleasant caller at our office one day
this week. He tells us of the splendid
crops in his neighborhood—says he
harvested 39 bushels of rye and 70
bushels of oats to the acre besides
wheat that went tbe average of the
state or about 17 bushels. Mr. La
vinski'scorn was also ripe before the
frost came so be has no fault to find
with tbe season.

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