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Idea of Water
Power Popular
F. W.
W aao
•few Ulm CiilweM 8how
"v Trend of Thought
Satire Ctatfe of System
I^ks Bettor Tb^ Impos
ing Old Equipment.
...... fe.'
Believing that the question of lib-,
freeingthe light situation that
slow of every tax-payer la the city a
representative of the "Review" inter
viewed a dosea of oar business mea
dprteg tbe week aad secured, the fol
lowlag statements from them. From
eaaai It may be gathered that there Is
eoasiderable seatimeat in favor of
atlllsiag the power of the Cottoawood
if poeslbls. It will also.be noted that
aJsara la practically no comment a
oaenlarging lb* present plant. This
sheejtc aut be taken to mean that ao
oee favors the pled to enlarge. It
•erety bappsos that those the "Re
view" had time to question,, wete not
particularly interested in that sola
don, preferring the water power plan.
There is no doubt that the cltiasaa la
general eould like to hive this quae
tiam freely discussed aeA If thaws who
have ao faith in the water power plaa
will make it known the "Review" wlU
vary glaaly give epseetor their views
to he made public.
company at a cheaper r»te it seen^s to
aw that that would be the propa^
thing to do By the way, couldn't wo
cava all kinds of money by harness
ing the Jottonwood River? This Is a
matter of such grave importaaoe that
the City Council should act»very. cau
ri tio^ly stid witblctreub^P^co-^
enonld have the thoughtful consider*' Into a business proposition aod if
J. A. OCBS:—"I believe tnat the
matter of demminjr the Cottonwood is
worth investigstlog and also the mat
esr of securing power from the Con
sumers Power Company of Alaaksto..
which Is furnlsblpx i'Kbt and power
for the City of Fsribault. The clli
sens of New Ulou have a right to thenecessity
cheapest possible rates for current for
both light snd power and it is the duty
of the City Council to do whatever will
secure fur us the cheapest rales."
N. BBKNINQSEN:—"I have had very
little time to consider the electrio light
proposition but I will say, however,
that if we can get the current cheaper,
or even as cheap)v as we can menu
feature it ourselves, that I would favor
entering Into a contract with a power
company rather than Install additional
machinery io our present plaat."
idea has
coastantly been that if the citlsens of
Hew Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield
would see things In the right light that
they would combine and build a dam
across the Cottonwood and thereby ear
care power enough to supply all their
needs at a much cheaper ratethan they
are now paying.
would be sufflcient additional current
available to place us in a position to
make bids for fsctories and other in
dastries. Only such cities as can fur
alsh chesp motive power to prospec
tive investors have any future before
J. L.
never could
quite understand why the power of tbe
Cottonwood River should be allowed
to go to waste. At any rate, tbe pos
sibilities of tbe water power of the Cot
toawood should be tboroiy Investi
ion, tbe rates for ligbt and power are
«oo high snd I welcome anything that
will enable tbe city to furnish current
at cheaper rates. Altho the rates are
so low as tbey should be it has
keen only thru tbe medium of tbe three
motors whicb I have Installed that I
havte been enabled to increase my busi
ness to what it now is. I believe tbe
Oily Council should make a thoro in
vestigation before tbey act. I feel tbst
we should have a gas plant and it oo
ours to me that by installing a gas
plant the demands on tbe electrio light
plsct would be decreased sufficiently
ao that no sdditionsl machinery would
have to be installed."
I ate
President New Ulm
Roller Mill Co.—"According to
way of thinking it would be tbe best
policy for tbe city to get tbe power
from a power company provided it
could be scoured ea cheaply aa we can
aMtaufaoture it at the present time. It
has been demonstrated that electric
current can. be conveyed economically
far a distance of fron two to three
hundred miles. To ay mlad it would
....,., JT7
•ate Iqi^ubout
should befepelble or possible to o«o
ourowa power pleat then I would any
fAhe^^ald be foal we eboalt
norkfcr/* ...:-:th. -.y:r^• ...,••
CflAg VooTtL, Manager Eagle Rol
ler:M111 Qampany:—• I have aotgiven
the eleoaflo light proposition tauob
consideration ao tar but It eeame to BM
that I would favor*tanking our own
•hWtrle light beaausa I have bees told
that it la a paying propoeltioo aod
that quite a fond baa beenaccumulat
ed. Besides that, it gives employ
meat to eome of oar home people.
Nevertheless, the whole tbiog develops
power eaa be secured from a power
company at a cheaper rate than we
can manufacture it ourselves itwould,
of course, become our duty to secure
the current from such a company.
K, O. HAQK:-"YOU can say for me
that the only sensible tblbg for Newtbe
Ulm to do Is to have sufficient funds
appropriated to nave a survey of. the
Gottoawood made to determine abso
lutely, oops for all, the possibilities of
utilising the river for water power.
AJtho am no engineer I have gone
up and down the Cottonwood River at
afferent timet aad it has always ap
peared to me that the river could be
aaally harnessed. Looking lato the
future, a plaat run by steam will never
be adequate to supply Mew Ulm for
all Its needs. I havetalked with several
engineers and they all- aetm to feel
that the Cottonwood proposition bears
W. H. BsmtKS:-^'Have act made
any Uffestlgstloo of the light problem
but have always had my own ideas on
the Subject.. I have always felt, and
O. A OrroMBYE3u-"( am a efroajc
believer in tne mudlciparownership of
she electric light plaat bat If the cur
reat could be ubtalned from a ppweeifeel now that we ought to own andMr.
operate our own power plant I am
that a plant run by water
would have Innumerable advan
tages over tbe presentsystem. I would
favor a dam placed at Redstone if this
were permitted by tbe Government."
or war* "VMH 'i
myself with the proposition but winagain.
say this, that if there is enough water
in theCottonwood River and if It is
feesiblato harness this Stream I should
favor doing this because it would put
us in shape to handle things to suit
ourselves and it would eliminate the
of rebuilding the plantevery
few years and would be something
permanent and lasting.'1'
believe that
the matter of harnessing tbe Cotton
wood River should be tboroiy investi
gated before any money le expended In
enlarging our present plant. In
travels last summer I noticed that a
stream near Northfield with less water
than tbe Cottonwood, had been
dammed,and was furnishing practical
ly unlimited power. Thefuture growth
of New Ulm depends upon our ability
to furnish cbe«p power for prospective
Bethesdi Hospital a Certainly,
The Direotors of the Betbesda Hos
piul Association held two meetings
», »u ... the past week, and steps
Besides that, there
nave been I
bMn looklog up a Qf
property with a view to purchasing a
site for the buildings and they are
practically ready to report. Jt is
stated definitely that the location-will
be in the south end of town aod quite
a thoro canvass has been made of all
the suitable sites. It is likely a sale
will be consummated shortly.
At the Friday meeting the Board of
Directors organised by electing Jacoo
Klossner, Jr., President Wm. Olutb,
Vice-Pres., C. H. Dirks, Rec. Secy.
Geo. Oieseke, Sr., Tress., and E. J.
Buebrer, Cor. Secy. The next meet
ing of the Board will be held Tues
day, Feb. 11th.
Rep. Pfaender gave a neat little
toast on tbe occasion of tbe Nelson
Banquet in St. Paul given in honor ol
our Senior Senator. The tjast
"Here's life and here's health to
your gallant old Vikiug
He may've done some things not quite
to our liking,
Yet we know In tbe main his heart is
true blue,
And if right, he'll stsnd to tbe last for
me and for you.
We trust bim to vote as one of us
Keep faith witb bis people, as an
honest man should
we give you this toast, and we'll
drink't without pikiutr
Here's ho! aad here's skol! to your
gallant old Viking.
Verdict of Jury
iii ColUaion Between Kn
ffine and Wagon.
Conductor Hughes and Engl
neerScbooley in Charge
Aeomdiag to the verdictof the Coro
ner's iaqoest the Rairway Co. la like
ly to be held responsible for tbedeaths
of John Scbwengler and William Ball
wbo were killed by the Hughes Flyer
near tbe Lambertoa Station last
Thursday afternoon. The verdict
reads thus:
"That aaid John Sehweagler aod
William Ball cams to their deaths at
first crossing west of the Leather*
ton depot in Redwood county, Miqoc*
iota, Janaary 90,1913, bv being etruck
by the engine of train No. 14 of theJibe
Oblcagb Jf Northwestern Railway
company, and that aatd deatha were
caused by reason of the crossiag being
a davgerona oae, and ip our opipioa
not i»operiy saierdarded."„ &
Taw story of thei aecidewt is
follows Three Jtea, John 8ehwebflerr ^^.
farmer, William Ball, of Wachla«ap*
and Ben Brleke were driving hecoa
from Ijambcrtoa. They iswra all.
standing op in the wagoa wmaa they
eeajetoa croesiag four hicake froaa
toe Lambertoa station. Just they
drove upon the track the train froaV
Tracy struck the waffoa, .ssiaahiag
lt»and throwing the ootmpaatr ont.
Tbetrain waa stopped withln.350 ftand
Scbwaagler'e dead body wait
found OQ the pilot of the. locomotive
aad Mr. Ball's bogy waa found a
short distance from the track. Mr.
Ball died immediately after being
picked up. Tbe third victim wee abff
to pick bimself up and get. to the
depot and thai coOa^^fr^aY^tJtf.
khock but is now"able to be about
At the point where tbe accident took
place the view of tbe track is some
what abstruoted by an elevator and
this made tbe crossing dangerous. It
was also snowing and blowing aod
tbe driver of the team seemed to lost
control of tbe horses just as tbey camt
to tbe track. The coroner's jury
listened to twelve witnesses consisting
of the train/crew, two doctors and a
number of spectators who saw lb?
accident. It appears that the Rail
road Co. had been officially waroea
of the danger of the crossing
and this fact may have .influenced tbe
verdict of the jury.
John 8ea»engler was forty-five
years old and leaves a wife and five
children. The team wbicb they were
driving was owned by him and be
was taking Mr. Hail and Mr. Briske
to the borne of Mr. Hall's mother,
which is between Lamberton and Mr.
Scbwengler's farm. ,..
William Ball lived in Washington
and was a widower, fie.has a daugh
ter seven years bid/ He waa visiting
bis mother near Lamberton.
committee I Ben Briske is vbirty-two years old.
and married. He had been in tbe
saloon business but had spent most of
this winter in Texas. At the time of
the aocident be was the guest of Air.
Hall,whose mother is Briske's mother
Mrs. A. Amann entertained at cards
Suaday afternoon. Prises were won
by Mrs. Carlson star, Mrs. Hubert
Berg punch aiid Mrs, Cbas. Mander
feid booby.
Investigations are being made with
a view to erecting an addition to tbt
High School buildiog which is prov
ing inadequate. Nothing definite has
yet been done.
Report of Mllford Cottonwood
Dairy Association.
Butter sold on Com ......
Bal on hand Deo. 31, ldll.
....b\473 7*
Paid to Pstrons 36 815.61
Espenses 3,314.27
Bal on head Dee ..A3 (.0.1
39,593 V4
Milk received 2151658
Cream received 23 5"
Paid for Butterfat 32|%
The following officers were elected:
Pres., Ed. Heosel Sec., Isidore Haas:
Vice Pres., Jos. Wiesner Trees An
drew Backer Dlr., Wm. Oluth, John
X. Diets, Rob. Runck.
Hammond Urges
in Reform
^«S»»l Ban^ *9 Be
AWred To Loan On Ag-
ricuttural Lands.
Companies of East
To Measure For
Good Reasons.
-By 8. M.
Ropreaantstlve w. S. Hammoad of
Minaeapbv pnhiag to the front
his hill sow before the house
committea oa banking aad curreacy
authorislag natkmal banks to make
loaas oa laqwovad agricultaral lands.
The Miaaaaeta congreasinan urges in
auppert of 4he measure that It will
give .better security and safety for
depositees jla nattoaai banka aad
wrill not. iaierftsra la any way with
ot thjaa lastltoUcasv/
lly, the HaannoBdna
tloaal l^ad^ll empowers the conuf*
traUer j&e curreacy to authorixe
-aar. S hanJrin* saeocUtsoa to
k?p. d^JhJLJhvcet uader hw aaaer
vettoa^s*'^» oantormity with "aoch
pr^crlbe, any por
tloa:0^,HB fuada not esceedtag two
thirds of tho amount of Its deposits
not subject to check, in first mort
fBge lieaii SWOB improved agricul
tural land,
•Mr. Hammond pouts out that nine
out off|ea\of the national banking
of the slate believe
legislation' wise and
into law. In add!-representations
is a strong sentiment
the middle west for the
this backing Mr. Ham
endeavor to get a hear
measure this session of
a«view of getting it
bly to the house,
ig insurance companies of
4be east, tt is declared might he op
posed to this, legislation. It is well
known that the surplus of many of
the insurance corporations now goes
into farm loans of the middle west,
the Income from which returns to
tbe financial centers. Should the
Hammond bill be enacted into law
one of the results would be to keep
in the Interior communities moneys
now seeking investment elsewhere.
Mr.' Hammond is willing to con
cede that there are many national
banks' that ought not to loan any
of the bank funds on real estate se
curity. However, he points out that
in his bill the comptroller of the
currency is to take cognizance of
varying conditions in different com
munities and to permit banks In a
position to make such loans to
make them under his supervision.
In Southern Minnesota, for example,
persons making time deposits in
state or national banks receive 3,
4 or perhaps 5 per cent interest.
As a.", result these institutions are
possessed of time deposits of con
siderable magnitude, of an entirely
different character than those sub
ject to check. Therefore, in Mr.
Hammond's opinion, a rule that
might b» well for banks having a
small amount of these Barings de
posits would not be at all suitable
for banks the greater portion of
whose deposits were not subject
to check.
Several months ago Mr. Hammond
made an investigation as to the
posits in national banks in the sec
ond congressional district of Min
nesota, with a view of throwing
some light on this proposed legisla
tion. The result of his inquiry dis
closed the fact that out of a to
tal of ten millions of dollars on
posit In national banks, six millions
were time deposits, while four mil
lions 'were subject to check. He
is of the opinion that considerably
more than S
O per cent of the de-veniences
posits in" the country national banks
throughout the middle west are nothgber
subject to check. These deposits
do not vary greatly because they
are in the banks for Investment
Why then, Mr. Hammond perti
nently asks, is it essential or neces
sary that these deposits be treated
just the same as though they were
check deposits? Why should it be
insisted that a policy that is proper
enough for the investment of check
deposits should be applied to
of an entirely different character?
It not the purpose of the bill,
Mr. Hammond declares, that nay off
th so-celled commercial deaoatta
shall he 'loaned upon real
but that -a #BftkNu«a%
meot deixrtu. aey,6o per
ho loaned upon the beat
that may bo obtained.
Bay* corn dub contests, inaatgirat*
ed a few yeare ago by' Secretary:
Wflsoo cf tho-^iBunaicttt od
cuttare, having
laatftutlaa In the
spreading throughout thecoaajajy. Two
organisation is now on
A accent ieeue of
circular on that aahject aV
darca tha national corn cMb to ha*
an iatBswtant taetor to directing rar
al hoys jbo the- business of farmiag
as a profitable and noWe prafeaslon.
The boys are-needed for the an^clta*
cy of the farm and their work and
leadership must be had if American
agriculture la to keep step with
the march of civilisation, ia the aa
sertion of Undo Sam's farm e*
The department of agriculture
a strong appeal to club lead
era, county BupeTlntendents, teachers
and otherar.interested:in promoting
agricultural and rural-home interests
to lose no oaaortunity ko have their
exhibits recognised at county, dh
trict and state fairs,
**W UH itfctAptttkc
Town Supervisors Sustained.
Monday Judge Olsen decided tbe
Mueller Road Appeal which waa tried
and submitted to him oo January 11,
1913. It will be remembered that two
questions came up for consideration
in this appeal, namely the actual
location of tbe road and tbe damagea
to be awarded to appellant, Henry
In its order the Court among other
things finds that tbe cartway is cor
rectly delineated upon the ground by
taking tbe east and west quarter line
running thru Henry Mueller's eighty,
as abase line, commencing upon that
line 350 feet east of the west quarter
section corner and running from that
baseline fbutb SI degrees 3d' east,
for a distance of 1MO
0 feet as shown
and marked upon tbe plat made by
City Engineer P. D. Minium of New
Ulm and as surveed by bim. Tbeindications
Court also finds ard decides that the
allowed by tbe Town Super
visors in the sum of *340 are ample
and tbat the order of tbe Board of
Supervisors io this matter should be
io all things affirmed.
In tbe memorandum appended to
tbe fo judgment the Court says
as damages, it appears
that there will be taken for tbe road
acres of appellant's premises and
tnat it will to some extent divide up
his field and cause tbe usual incon
incidental to such a way.to
A number of witnesses placed much
estimates but based somewhat
ou what may or may not happen in
future years. The question as to the
relative damages and benefits was in
i.sue at the first trial and the appel
ltnttben estimated his damages at
$500. Upon a consideration of all
tbe evidence tbe depreciation in
market value of the farm being tbe
measure of dhmsges tbe Court con
cludes that the amount fixed by
Board is a fair compensation.
Jot. A. Wright, tha defendant ia tbe
famous Rudolph! laud case will take
an appeal to tbe Supreme Court of the
State. He baa ordered a transcript of
the evidence and lb due time the high
est tribunal of the State will past upon
tbe question whether or not Mr Rudolf
phi will retain his city property whieb
be was Induced by false and fraudulent
to trade off for some
worthless farm land in tbe State of
Wisconsin. It will be remembered
that Judge Olsen decided in favor of
Mr. Rudolpbl. On January 27th, at
Sleepy Ee at his Chsmbers Judes Oi.
sen beard the defendant's alternative
motion for judgment notwitbstaudibg
the verdlcvur for a new .trial. Both
motions were denied and thereupon her thought it advisable ho- have
Mr. Wright requested tbe appointment
of a receiver for tbe Rudolpbl proper
ty, to collect and saleiy kseptbe rents.
Judge Olsen denied this motion also.
An appeal to tbe Supreme Court is tbe
next move and Mr. Wright has taken
tbe initial step to perfect tbe appeal by
orderiog a tianscript of tbe evidence.
From present indications it is hardly
probable that tbe parties will get tbeof
case ready for tbe April term. Tbis
would mean that a final decision in
the case csn hardly be expected for at
least a year from now.
Horrible Fate
BefaBs Youth
faster WM Iii iNwWm At
TlflMof Acoidet)!. I
unites eerteent watch
tarse o'clock. William Yomhof ta.
company with Frtta Aradt had been
operaMag a foedatiil ran be afgaeoJiae*
W a* Courtiaiid during thewiatar.
They were jaet about thru and read*!'
to quit on that fateful day when enema
Vomhof waa eseght ia lacft*wheel oC
Ha saglea. Before Ma partner keeer
what waa happealag nam eaald stoprf
the sagmc the siifoi lUBWia yoeag
bad beea wMrled ajroaad aheet adosaet
tfsses, hie head' ctrltin^ agaiaek
various proysetioas oa Ow machinery.:
Wkaa he was iaaily releeaed Kfe wao:
esttaev flia eaathee ware eamad
tiffhtly lathe whealshM ftt* «ea hard
w«fk to estr^eafs ahp, kef it wao
fieaUy sinn|lUVi a|e Arads.
aadptkevewwo kaAraahcd in
taey heard of the ml list It
tken borne by auto aad tbe fntiunH
had surted for the depot to take the[
afternoon train for home. Whenhjw
passed Eogelbert's bard^arestorc he*
was called in by Mr. Engelbert and|
told of tbe fatal accident that nadt|
befallen bis son. The family Is pro**!
trated witb grief. A celebration had!
been planned for the evening ia honor]
tbe bums coming of the sister neeT
this added much to the pitiful aspect
of tbe case. The sick girl suaVeai
severely io her weakened* eOtfdjftbth
from tbe shock of her brother's awfwX
death snd for a time leers were enter:-,
tained lest she should not recover.
The deceased was born at Fall
Creek, Wis. Aug. 34, ISM aad was
therefore only a trite over 16 yearn
old when be came to hie death ia eaeht
a frightful manner. Be came' te
Courtland with his parents in the year
1898 and has lived there skoee. Th»
funeral will be held front tbe Lutherasi
Church at Courtlaad vfednesdny
afternoon %tl o'clock* Rev. 8trassom
The patrons of the creamery
on the farm of Fred Kloseeer near
Klossner Station who were jubllaaa
last fall wbea tbe creamery waa ooew
more put into operation by a Mr. In-f
gersoll have every reason to regret thc-j
advent of tbis buttermaker. From all1
he baa taken French Ieavwi
and with bim have disappeared several
hundred dollars of the hard-earaedll
money of the neighboring farmers
Tbe last seen of Mr. Iogersoll was las
tbe early part of January when he'
boarded a train for New Ulm and took
tbe north-bound passenger of -the M
& St. L. from New U'm a few hour*
later. It hsppened that Mrs. Fred
Klossner was on tbe same train audi
Mr. Iogersoll undoubtedly for tbe pur
pose of disarming suspicion handed
Mrs. Klossner a note to be delivered!
her husband which resd aa follows:
"I left the boiler full of water. Bea
ter not let it freeze. I may not be back,
but I will send tbe checks to thw
After waiting several weeks for thw
checks that never csme, tbe fsets wens
laid before County Attorney George
T. Olsen at St. Peter last Tuesday. A.
warrant was issued by one of
tbe City Justices of St. Peter and ef
forts are now being made by tber
to locate and apprehend^
the absconding creamery manager $
9$ W. VoaBi^ Cour*
waawam^ap ^w^^^m^m ^paaapgaw-i eammmamaa
tlaes^M abas the ta
tn*a shaM had. bos*
off. aai
of the yaenw^an^
iltoally torn
spatterea all aboat, Saasbbraiaweti
nave bees laatantaoeOue- -1!* wagBiaw
found that the bones of paw arm
broken af: several ntaaea. "tt*
beiag )aesratcd aod teen loose.
The defeased is a son of htr. aoeV
Mrs. Dsaiei W. VomhOi, At ths»
of the accident the father was lav,
!&*J'.lMnf niaking arraagessenu to(
uBugaier who had. beene.
Salt at the St. Aleaander'a
Hospital for three weeks, taken hoase*
Dr. I*. A. Friucbe who is aueudiap

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