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Imposing Ceremonies Mark For
mal Step in Construction
New Building.
More than a thousand people
gathered near the new Loretto Hospital
Sunday afternoon to witness the
laying of the corner stone of this
magnificent edifice. The weather was
ideal and nothing better could have
been asked for an outdoor ceremonial.
The exercises were in charge of Rev.
Schlinkert, assisted- by Rev. Schott,
Chaplain of the Ilospital, Rev.
Wagner of the local church. Rev.
Maroer of St. Peter, Rev. Pozek of St.
George, Rev. Mazir of Searles and
Rev. Boshna of Morgan. The male
choir of the St. Caecilian Society took
part in the chanting of the psalms.
At the appointed hour the procession
started from the old hospital and
made its first stop at the new addition
of the cbapel which was bleesed
according to the rites of the church
From there they proceeded to the
corner stone where psalms were sung,
prayers.spoken and the litany of All
Saints chanted,
cession wended
about the new
sprinkling holy
the "Miserere."
After this the pro
its way completely
and old buildings,
water and chanting
After their return to the corner of
the new building a copper box was
placed in the hollow of the corner
atone. Tfiis box contained a copy of
each of the weekly newspapers of New
Ulm, a medallion of Pope Pius X, a
medallion of the Sacred Heart of
Jesus and a parchment hearing in the
Latin language a brief history of the
Hospital anfl on which were also in
scribed the names of the reigning
pope, Pius X, William Taft, President
of the United States, Adolf Eberhart,
Governor of Minnesota, Dr. L. A.
Fritsohe, Mayor of New Ulm, Aroh
biahop John Ireland of St. Paul, the
name* of the officiating clergy and the
names of thT tSedicar staff of The
Hospital. After putting the box in
the atone the latter waa placed in
position. This conclude* the church
ceremony connected with the laying of
the corner stone and was followed by
two addresses in German.
Rev. Schlinkert,' the first"speaker,
paid a high tribute to Rev. Alexander
Berghold who came to this section of
the country as a young priest over 43
years ago. He said that with a
prophetic eye Father Berghold saw
the future possibilities of New Ulm
and realizing that the bluffs in the
western part of the city would be an
ideal location for a hospital,
purchased 4-acre tracts near the
present site whenever he "bad funds
available for that purpose. Where
the new hospital is now located stood
the residence of William Baumgartner
which Father Berghold desired very
much to secure, but he lacked the
necessary funds. He communicated
his wishes to friends and had the
pleasure pf waking up one fine
morning in the year 18*3 to find in his
possession a deed of the very premises
that he had been wanting. The idea
pf a hospital took #bape at once and
the building was refitted for that
purpose. The next year proved a
discouraging one. There were but
few patients and the sisters of the
parish school were the only ones to
take care of them and it seemed at
times aatho the project would prove a
dismal failure. Father Berghold did
not lose heart, however, and finally
succeeded in getting the Poor Hand
maids of Jesus Christ to take bold of
the hospital and the property was
turned over to them,
.Thej also experienced hard times
and tbey realised soon that to main
tain tl» hospitals* such alone would
not be possible and they added the
"Home lor the Aged." This was done
when Mother Superior Flavla took
charge of the hospital about 1» years
ago. Thru her untiring efforts and
bar supreme axecutlve ability the
and addition were built from time to
time until the present new edifice now
stands to crown the efforts not only
of the Mother Superior but of all the
sisters who have worked incessantly
for years and years without any
worldly gain. The address was a
masterful one and was well received.
At the close of bis remarks, the
apeaker told the audience that a
collection would be taken up for the
benefit of the hospital which was done
while Mayor L. A. Frltsche spoke
Continued on next page 2nd column.
"Graustark", which proved so
delightful a book of fiction, will in
dramatic form, be presented at the
Turner Theatre next Sunday evening,
November 3rd.,s
When Grace Hay ward' dramatized
this exquisite novel of love and
romance, she endeavored and suc
ceeded in following closely, the lines
and situations evolved so cleverly by
Mr. McCutcheon. While all the
characters in the book are not in the
play, those tbat have been eliminated,
have been sacrificed fortbe benefit
and to the profit of the more impor
tant personages. That the adaptation
of Miss Hay ward has been successful,
JS clearly demonstrated by the enthu
siasm and ovations which have greeted
the play the past three seasons. It
has more than followed the reputation
made by the book, and proves a most
delightful evening's entertainment.
In point of cast and production,
"Graustark" holds its own with aDy
of them. The scenic investment is a
beautiful one and is heightened by
gorgeous court costumes and the
native dress of the people of tbe
people of the imaginary ''Graustark."
Democratic Political
Meetings in
Last week the Democrats had two
meetings, one at Iberia, Friday and
one at Albio, Saturday. The latter
meeting was an exceptionally fine one.
They opened this week's .meetings
Monday evening with a crowd that
taxed the capacity of Wagner's Hall
in Essig. Last night the spell-binders
held fourth at Sigel, to-night (Wednes
day) they will be at Comfrey and
Thursday evening a meeting has been
arranged for Golden Gate. It is
possible that two more meetings will
be arranged in the} County, but this
will not be definitely known until
sometime to-day. Chairman Pfaender
is more hopeful than ever and preuicts
an overwhelming success for the
Hammond Rally.
Next Monday .evening, tbe. day be
fore election, will be Hammond Sight
at New Ulm. This will be the Demo
cratic political meeting' of tbe year
for New Ulm. The Hammond boosters
from St. James and all along the line
of the M. & St. L. will come up on a
special accompanied by tbe St. James
Band. In addition to the Hammond
address we will have a German speech
from Louis Betz, former City Comp
troller of the city of St. Paul. Do
not fail to attend tbe last political
meeting and listen to the issues before
the people presented from a Demo
cratic plewpoint.
New Road for Essig
Last Saturday the Town Supervisors
of the Town of Mifford met at the
home of J. W. Current and decided to
lay out the road which about 20 of the
residents and freeholders of tbe Town
had petitioned for. This road com
mences about 2* miles east of the
town of Essig, thence goes north one
half mile and then in zigzag fashion
through tbe timber lots to the Minne
sota River. It la the intention to put
this road in a passable condition as
soon as possible. But tbat is not all
that the petitioners expect to ac
complish. There is a well-traveled
road on the Nicollet County side
which reaches tbe Minnesota River at
a point opposite to where the new
road is to end. It is planned to pre
vail upon the County Commissioners
of Brown and Nicollet Counties to
build a bridge across the Minnesota
River at this point. This would make
Essig accessible as a market to the
farmers across the river in Nicollet
County and ought to be quite a help to
them In a busmen way.
Winners of Guessing Contest
The names of the guesting contest
inaugurated by the Universal Port
land Cement Company at the Brown
County Fair have' been made public.
Every one in attendance at the Fair
bad the right to guess on the total'
shipments made by this company from
its plants at Chicago, Pittsburgh and
Minneapolis during the month of Sep*
tember. The total output amounted
to 1.162,247* barrels. Christ C.
Backer guessed 1,157,500 barrels and
iron first prize, Jos. W. Seifert of
North Minnesota St. came second with
a guess of 1,187,700 barrels and Frank
H. Seifert of Sigel came next with an
estimate fof 1,237,540} barrels. Alf.
J. Vogel awarded tbe 48 sacks of
cement as follows: 1st. prise, 24sacks
2nd prize, 16{sscks 3rd prize, 8 sacks.
On Saturday morning next Novem
ber 2nd, the Review and Post will in
augurate the greatest gift, contest evjjsr
attempted in this city. Jr
We are not going to divide this cop
test into a three or four district pro
position. Instead we will have but
one district. Such an arrangement
gives each and every contestant |n
absolutely square deal. ,Aoyon|?,
anywhere, can enter. By having b\it
one district everyone has the same
equal chance at the Automobile,
Piano, Diamond Ri ig and othsr
Regarding Prizes.
We have selected our prizes with tjbe
utmost care and at a big expense, and
having secured what we believe to'be
tbe very best prizes possible for any
kind of a contest. Our first a|d
Grand Prize will be a Studebaker "2p"
Automobile, 1913 model, purchased
from F. H. Retzlaff, New UJtn. This
is one of tbe most popular cars on the
market today and we are positive tl|at
when you see it you will waDt to own
Other Prizes.
Also Piano, Diamond Ring: and Gold
In addition to this extraordinary
One of the Grand Prizes, Absolutely Free,
Now Before You. Contest Starts
Saturday, fjlov. 2nd, 1912,
Closes Midnight, Dec.
31si, 1912.
second prize a ?385 00 Howard,upright
piano from W. J. Winkelmann., It2a
a beauty and a piano worthy of a
place in any home. To Bee it is to
want it.
You would be proud to own the $100
Diamond Ring which we offer as third
prize. It is a mighty fine stone. The
ring can be seen at Schleuder's
Jewelry store at any time.
For fourth prize a gentleman's gold
Alfred Day of Syracuse, N.
Principal Speaker
The Brown Co. Sunday
Convention which was held
oity in tbe Congregational
in this
Thursday and Friday of last week
proved a marked success.
About 50 delegates, all from Brown
County, attended tbe convention. All
of the meetings were quite well attend
ed, especially in the evening.
Mr. Alfred Day of Syracuse N. Y.
delivered tbe principle addresses. He
is an eloquent speaker and tboroly
acquainted with present Sunday
School problems. All of bis speeches
were marked by cheerriness and enthu
siasm. Dr. Harvey Rieke read a very
excellent paper on tbe Sunday School
Teacher as a Character Builder and
pointed out that the^main object of
the instruction should be to influence
the child to form such habits as will
prove helpful to him thruout bis entire
lite. A number of other very excellent
papers were presented to the conven
tion by Mr. Albert Hauser, Miss Delia
Sensible,* Mrs., Rudolph Massapust
and Mr. G. A. Ottomeyer.
Tiie Broun County Sunday Schools
ere very well, oflceaized and are
achieving remarkable success in all
of the ohurenes in which their work Is
carried on. The very beet talents of
the educational world are being en
gaged by ttje Sunday School workers
who have an opportunity to familiarise
themselves with the very best and
moral principles* of education. At
the business meeting of tbe convention
the officers of last year were all re-,
elected. Mr. H. Bendixen of Spring
field will serve as President, Mr. P.
H. Nichols of Comirey, Vice-Presi
dent, John Schneider of Sleepy Eye,
Vice President of 2nd. Dist., G. A.
Ottomeyer, Vice President of 3rd.
District, Mrs. Adolph Frederickson,
Springfield, Secretary and Dr. Reineke
Treasurer. Next year's convention
will be held at Springfield.
New Ulm Review and P«»t. Inaugurates Great Subscrlp.
Your Opportunity to Secure
tion Gift Contest.
watch valued at $20.00 17 jeweled
Hampden,20 year case, guaranteed by
C. G. Reim, Jeweler.
For fifth prize a Lady's gold watch
17 jeweled Elgin valued at $17.00, 20
year case guaranteed by J. M. Meyer,
Oa the Square.
From beginning to end this contest
will be positively and absolutely on
tbe square. Every contestant will
receive just what he or she barns.
The person having the greatest num
ber of votes gets the automobile,
absolutely free the one stand
ing second secures the piauo free and
so on down the list. No votes will be
sold for cash, now or at any time, and
no subscriptions will' be received for
more than five years in advance. We
want the workers to win out and will
give each and every contestant all the
assistance possible.
We want contestants in every Town,
village and city within a radius of S
miles of New Ulm. Send in the nomi
nating coupon to be found in our full
page advertisement on back page of
this issue and we will mail you receipt
book and all. tbe Information you may
desire. -.- T% -.: :•..••''].•
... siEj-n-iGet Biwy. -%'x-
Votes will be issued on all payments
on subscriptions to either the Review
or Post, whether on back subscrip
tion or in advance. Begin today—
NOW! Get after your friends and
get them to give their subscription to
Go into this contest to win. Make
the start today. You'll be surprised
how easy it is to Ret subscriptions to
either the Review or Post.
Woman Badly Injured ly Run
away Team
Saturday evening Paul G. Paulson,
a well-to-do farmer living three miles
west of Hanska met with an accident
causing injuries which resulted in his
death. It is not definitely known how
the injuries were caused but it is sup
posed that a horse kicked him or
trampled on him because be was found
in tbe pasture with two ribs broken
and a rupture of the liver} tbe imme
diate cause of death having been loss
of blood from his wouods.
Mr. Paulson had gone to the pasture
about dusk to bring in tbe horses and
about half an hour later his body was
found by a neighbor boy who was
passing through tbe pasture.
The dead man who was 53 years old
had lived near Hanska for a great
many years. He was known as an
honest, hard-working man. He had
few relatives, and leaves only his wife
and a brother living near Sleepy Eye
to mourn his unhappy death. The
funeral was held Tuesday morning
from the .Lake Hanska Lutheran
Church. .-.
Another serfous aooldent also
ooourred Saturday evening. Mrs.
George Drath who lives north of
Fairfax was driving a team in tbe
oorafield. She had pad the team
and dropped the lines out was stand
ing near the wagon to which they were
hitched. The horses started to run
and Mrs. Drath was knocked down
and the rear wheel of the wagon
passed over her body Inflicting inter
nal injuries of a grave nature. Dr.
Strickler was called in consultation
with tbe Fairfax physician who attend
ed tbe patient.
John Clobes of Lafayette had his
left foot badly pinched in tbe main
wheel of a threshing engine Monday
morning and will be laid up with the
injury for a couple of weeks altho the
injury is not serious one.
-few «».*. .*.. "r
A wedding of great interest to New
Ulm people took place in Minneapo
lis, Mooday, October 28th, the con
tracting parties being Dr. Otto J.
Seifert of this city and Miss Jeaoette
M. Fleld'bf Minneapolis.
The ceremony was performed Mon
day morning at the church of the.Im
maculate Conception, Rev. H. Scherer
speaking the words that made them
man and wife. The bride was married
in a dark blue traveling suit as the
ypung couple came to New Ulm
immediately after the wedding dinner.
Tbe bridesmaid was Miss Tess Mills
.and Dr. A. B. Seifert served as his
brother's best man. Four of the choir
boys filled the office of ushers. The
wedding dinner was served at the
Radissoo Hotel amid decorations of
roses, violets and lilies of the valley.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. S. Field of Amery, Wiscon
sin. She graduated from the High
School of that place and then entered
the Minneapolis City Hospital Train
ing School forNurses. After gradu
ating there she became Assistant
Superintendent of the Surgical Ward
at the new Eitel Hospital and recently
received her degree as Registered
Nurse from the State Board of
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs
Henry Seifert. He studied at tbe
parochial schools of this city, attend
ed St. Thomas College for five years
and then took the six-year medical
course at the University of Minnesota
from which he graduated last June
after having two years of hospital ex
perience at the Minneapolis City Hos
pital. For the past summer Dr.
Seifert baa been located in New Ulm
and has already established a very
fine practise. He is taking an active
part in public affairs and is a candi
date for County Coroner on the Demo
cratic ticket.
On the arrival of tbe young couple
in New Ulm Monday evening they were
met at tbe station by a delegation in a
fancifully decorated wagon bearing
musical instruments more or less in
tune. They were escorted to tbe
Seifert residence on North Minnesota
Street where the 2nd Regiment band
.ere^a^^em- arid a Option w'a,
held for the immediate^friends. They
were made the recipients of many
beautiful gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Seifert will go to
housekeeping at 413 No. Minnesota
Str., in tbe Wiltscbeck residence
after November 10th. They also plan
a trip later.
At 10 o'clock Tuesday morning
occurred the marriage of Miss Rose
Vetter and George Wicherski, two of
New Ulm's well-known and popular
young people. The bride is a
daughter of Leonhard Vetter and Mr
Wicherski is a son of Mrs. Anna
Tbe marriage took place at tbe
Wicherski home on North Minnesota
Street. Pastor Albrecht of tbe
Lutheran Church performed the
ceremony. The bride was gowned in
white satin trimmed with shadow lace
and carried brides roses. She was
accompanied by Miss Lulu Doebne
who wore a dress of pink silk under
white net and also carried white roses.
Emil Wicbersk' acted as best man.
Only the immediate family was
present. After the ceremony a wedding
dinner was served from a table
decorated with smilax and carnations.
Tbe young people will occupy the
Wicherski home. Mrs. Anna Wi
cherski left Tuesday afternoon for
Sao Diego, California where she will
spend tbe winter and Emil Wicherski
accompanied her as far as St. Louis
Park where he will visit for some
time. The newlyweds will make a
short trip a little later in tbe fall.
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock Louis
Saffert and Miss Louise Fast were
united in the holy bonds of matrimony
at Holy Trinity Church of this city,
Rev. Schlinkert officiating. John
Theurer and Miss Marie Motxa at
tended tie bridal couple and acted as
witnesses to the eeremooy. The groom,
is a brother Of Andrew Saffert and is
employed in.his meat market, and the
bride lata daughter of'Mrc.i and Mrs.
Mathias Fast, at whose home, a re
ception was tendered the newlyweds
and a sumptuous wedding dinner
served to the bridal party and the in
vited guests. Both of the contracting
parties are popular young people and
have a host of friends who wish them
the best that life has in store for them.
The young couple will make New Ulm
their future home and will go to house
keeping at once.
Tbe marriage of Miss Emma Prahl
and Fritz Budtensiek of which we
made brief mention last week was
Continued on next page 3rd column.
Gross Earnings Tax
and Seven
Senator Amendment
Be Passed Upon.
Unless the voteis also vote endnote*
intelligently on tbe constitutional
amendments, tbey will have signally
failed to do their duty as Americas)
citizens. It should be borne in miad
that a majority of all tbe yotes 'cast
are necessary to secure tbe adoption*
of these amendments. If a voter fail*
to vote on any one of the amendments
it will be counted as a vote against
such amendment.
The most important of all the amend
ments are tbe First which, if adopted
will prove a boon to road building,
and the Sixth which limits the number
of state senators that any county can
have to seven. We give below a short
explanation of each of the amendments
tbat our readers may thoroughly
familiarize themselves with their pro
The first amendment authorizes a
one mill state road tax.
The object of this amendment is
to authorize the legislature to levy a.
special tax of not more than one mill,
to aid in the construction of roads.
and bridges. Tbe present law limits
this tax to one-fourth of a mill, or
about 9300,000 for the whole state
should the proposed amendment be
adopted that amount would be raised
to about SI,200,000, or as much there
of as the legislature might deem
necessary for that purpose.
In addition to getting ample funds
for buildine the roads it also means
better methods in road building, as ail
work partly paid for out of this fund
must be done under the supervision of
state experts. Furthermore, this fundi
can be used only on country roads and
none of ty can be used within the
boundaries of municipal organiza
tions. In other words tbe proposed
law. is wholly for the benefit of the
country. This would be one-sided
legislation but for the fact that while
tbe cities eannot use'any part of this
tax on their own streets they easily
recoup their outlay by the gain in
trade, in consequence of the improved
road8, which in time are sure io
double the returns of the lands.
At tbe present time tbe farmers are
doing the work and furnishing most,
of the money in keeping up the roads
throughout the" state. If amendment
No. 1 passes, a part of this burden
will be taken from the farmers and
placed upon the whole state. This is
as it should be. In tbe past tbe large
cities of tbe state have done almost
nothing. Tbe whole state Is benefitted
by good roads and should pay for
tbem in equal porportions. If the
farmers want tbe state to take hold of
the road question, they should vote
for this amendment. Tbe amendments
have usually failed to pass because of
the light vote received throughout the
country districts of the state. This
amendment is especially for their
benefit and sbould receive the solid
support of tbe voters living in the
country districts.
The adoption of Amendment No. 2
will authorize tbe state to act in the
collection and disbursement of special
funds for' tbe payment of damages
done to growing crops by hail or wind
or either. The adontion of the amend
ment will authorize the legislature of
tbe state to use the taxing machinery
of the state for the collection and
disbursement of tbe fund, the tax to
be levied only on such lands as are
listed voluntarily by the owner and no
person sustaining loss from wind or
hail or both shaH receive damages un
less his property is Jleted'and tsxed
to help raise said fund.
Between, the. .second and third
amendment there-is a proposed law,
upon which the voters" can vote, nasi
whtohfmuet'also receive a majority of
all the y,ptes cast in order to be
adopted. It is a ajroposition to raise
the gross earnings tax of aailroad
properties from four to five per cent.
It la a well known fact that railroad
property is not taxed anywhere near
its real value. But to tax it upon the
same basis as other property is taxed
would be so intricate and involve so
much extra labor and possibly lead to
discrimination that It Is deemed best
to continue the gross earning*system-
At the same time it is realised that the
present tax is inadequate, hence the.,
proposition to raise it one per cent.
The State Tax Commission ha*
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