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Prosperous Year
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Goodly Balance In Treasur•y,
^ff Of The Agricultural
7 Society.
Property Owned Greatly IjJj
oeeds Outstanding
'1 Stock.
From the report of Secretary Wil
Barn E. Engelbert, which will be sab
Bitted at an 'adjourned meeting:
the Brown County Agricultural So
ciety, to be held at the Commercial
dob rooms to-night, it appears that
tiie Fair Association is in a healthy
and even prosperous condition. His
report deals almost exclusively with
.Tff the 48d annual fair of the Association
which was held at tie Fair Grounds
August 28th, 29th, and 80th, 1918.
Ike Secretary states that the ex
iJbits consists of- stock, grain,, vege
tables, fruit, dairy1 products, ladies
and children's handiwork and other
artieles and that the total number
of entries was 1070. The total pre
miums paid aggregate the sum of
During the year improvements were
made to the extent of $1200 in re
testing 4k* iheds: thai *ewr destroy
ed W fire last fall. With the ex-
•rt^fof the Aesodatfrm is in a good
state of repair aad worth at a con
servative figure the ran of $12,000.
Against this there has been issued
only $4,000 worth of stock. Besides
that the Association has bills receiv
able to the extent of $1,600. This is
not all velvet, Jhowever, because there
is an indebtedness at a local bank
of $700.00 and bills oustanding fat
amount to about $« makW the
net total on hand at this time some
$500. To this, however, will soon be
added the yearly apportionment from
the State which, according to Secre
tary Engelbert, will amount to the
sum of $1134.00 expended by the So
ciety for premiums. In view of the
fact that the property is worth fully
three times the amount of the out
standing stock, it ought to be possi
ble to sell an additional $1000 worth
of stock. With this accomplished, it
would be possible to erect a new and
adequate grand stand during the
coming year.
The total receipts from all sources
for the fiscal year were $5712,64,
and the total disbursements $5704.95,
leaving a balance in the bank of
$7.69. The detailed statement of the
receipts and disbursements is as
State of Minnesota—$692.21
Brown County 500.00
City of New Ulm 200.00
Races 351.40
Gate Receipts.
Fourth of July cele
bration 174.60
Airship 163.90
August 29, 1913 462.50
August 30, 1913 133.20
Grand Stand 132.35
Season Tickets 203.00
Refreshments 398.91
Concessions and Do
nations 263.00
Adv. in Prem List™ 294.50
Turkey shoot (1912). 269.02 4228.59
Cash on hand at beginning
of year 784.05
Honey borrowed from bank. 700.00
E xxxrw NE
Total $5712.64
Expense Kl&ll
Races 1020.40
Advertising S
Supplies 1W.67
Labor ?4-35
Refreshments 264.39
^Attractions 273.00
Real Estate 807.32
Premiums Paid 1134.00
Bills Rec. 1600.00
Cash on hand at Bank
Total $5712.64
The officers of the Fair Associa
tion are: Ferdinand Crone, Pres. J.
Klossner, Jr., Vice Pres. F. H. Behn
ke, Treas., and Wm. E. Engelbert,
Secy. These gentlemen held office
for years, as have the balance of the
board of directors. Thru their untir
ing zeal and devotion, it has been
possible for the Brown County Agri
cultural Society to emerge from debt,
place valuable improvements on the
property of the Association and give
the people of Brown County annual
fairs that are the equal of any in
the state.
Dtdlution ii Mandate
The feature of last Sunday's events
at Mankato was the dedication of the
new German Lutheran church. From
New Ulm a special train of seven
coaches left at 7:45 d. m. via Man
Jkaty? Junction to accommodate visi
tors from. New Ulm, Courtland, Nic
ollet and St. Peter. In spite of the
unpleasant weather which prevented
a number of people from going the
crowd on this train was fair sised.
Another special had been started
from Wells to Mankato on the C. M.
St Paul railroad.
The dedicatory exercises were in
charge of the local pastor, Rev. A.
F. Winter, who was assisted' by the
Revs. Dysterheft, Siegler, Randt,
Ackermann and Fleckanjttein. Be
sides these fifteen other pastors were
present, making a total of twenty
Services began at 9.30 a. rn. when
the congregation met at the school
house where the regular Sunday ser
vices had been held while the new
building was in the course of con
struction. From there the members
proceeded to the new church. The
key was handed over by Mr. J. Kroe
ger, chairman of the building com
mittee and after the appropriate re
ligious rites' had been concluded the
stream of people flowed into the
spacious building which was soon
crowded to overflowing. *l*
TJw morning sermon was preached1
by Rev. F, Randt of Good Thunder
1n the afternoon two sermons were
delivered, the first one by Rev. W. F.
GjBorg, Mankato the second by Rev.
A. J. Dysterheft of Sanborn. With
the* afternoon services the celebra
tion of the silver jubilee of Bev. A.
F. Winter wt* combined- Twenty
five years ago he was installed as
pastor at North St. Paul and has
been active in the service of the Lu
theran church fear since. A number
of addresses were delivered by rep
resentatives of church organiza
tions with which the Rev. Mr. Win
ter is connected. .Presents from con
ations at Mlftkato, North St.
upon the pastor, with appropriate
addresses. The congregation at Still
water had sent their pastor, Itev. J.
Schulze, as representative to express
their appreciation of Rev. Winter's
services in years gone by. In the
evening an English sermon was de
livered by Prof. A. Ackermann of
Dr. M. Luther College.
The dimensions of the new build
ing are 124x64 feet At the front
entrance are two towers, the one 146,
the other 110 feet high. The altar
and the plate glass art windows arc
very beautiful, A new pipe organ
of three manuals is now being built
by the Wicks Organ Co., of High
land, 111., and will be ready in two
months. The church has a seating
capacity of 1600 and costs $50,000.00,
not including site and old material.
Senator Haycraft Files
Senator Julius E. Haycraft of Ma
delia, is the first to enter the race for
the Republican nomination for Con
gressman of the Second district. He
filed his application with the Secre
tary of State last Monday. The sen
ator from the neighboring county pro
fesses the Progressive type of Repub
licanism as opposed to Standpatism.
To judge from the exchanges of the
district it would appear that Mr.
Haycraft will have opposition galore
for the nomination. Frank Clague of
Redwood Falls, has the congressional
political bee buzzing in his bonnet
and is quietly covering the district
to find out the sentiment and it is
expected that he will announce his
candidacy shortly, as will also Frank
lin Ellsworth of Mankato, who has
already made two campaigns against
Hammond. These men are all clas
__d as Progressives. In addition
there bobs up on the political horizon
'Jimmy" Ruane of the Slayton Ga
zette who is of the standpat type of
Republicanism and believes in the
high protective principles which
brought defeat to McCleary. There
may be others but even with no more
the primary election is bound to be
interesting. Hammond will have no
opposition in the primaries. Altho
the district has been strongly Repub
lican for years the Hammondites
have won the battle 3 times consecu
tively. Mr. Hammond has made good
and there is every reason to believe
that his staunch and loyal friends
will rush to his support in the next
campaign as they have in the past.
Biggest Year in
History of Mill
VJfcSJmf Sit*?**
New Ulm Roller Mill Closes
Successful Period Oft^j
Coal Alone Costs Plant $5£00,
To Keep Wheels
Turning. _'.?",'.
At the annual stockholders'meeting
of the New Ulm Roller Mill Co., which
will be held soon, Manager Aug. C.
Dahl will be able to report that the
last year was the biggest in the his
tory of the mill. Crop years are fig
ured from the 31t of August of one
year to the same date of the succeed
ing year. The new crop year begins
with the moving of the new wheat
crop and this, experience has gener
ally shown, is the beginning of Sep*
tember. The report handed to the?
Jteview by Manager Dahl covers tbe
period from Aug. 31 1912, to Aug.
tl, 1913.
At present the daily (24.hrs.) ca
pacity of the mill is 460 barrels. The
bu3dmg however, is large enough wtf
that by the installing of additional
mWing machinery, the toy futput
cm be alaiost tripled.
of installing additional iwyfout-fpa*
ehinery has beans discussed at vari
ous times but no definite plans as to
the futon have been formulated thus
far. Than is no question, however,
if business prospects remain as*
bright as they have been for the past
two yean, that the capacity will
have to be materially increased
The milling endte"in the capable
bands of Henry Engel, who has been
head miller of the cojnpany fti* tha
past 12 years. Nineteen mjgn art
employed, vnde* hipw.3^tJal£ya^i£
of the mill hands is larger than it
was last year, owing to a substan
tial wage increase granted to them
during the year. The office force
consists of seven people including
Manager Dahl who has looked after
the business affairs of the company
ever since Ben Stockman retired sev
eral years ago to assume the man
agement of the Duliith Superior Mill
ing Co.
For. coal alone the sum of $5495.60
was expended. The volume of busi
ness done during the year was so
great that it exceeded the three
quarter million mark which is an
exceedingly good showing. A total
of 126,540 barrels of flour were man
ufactured. This means that the mill
was running full capacity for 304
days, or nearly every day in the
year, excluding Sundays. The amount
of business done by the mill can be
best expressed in the following fig
Flour manufactured 126,540 bbl.
Wheat milled 580,000 bu.
Feed (bran and middlings)
8,918,247 lbs.
The products of the mill are sold
locally and shipped to all points in
the United States. One salesman
represents the company in the east
ern markets. The plant also em
ploys one baker, whose duty it is to
make daily tests of the flour manu
Bowling Scores.
The week's bowling at the Catho
lic school house leaves the Juniors
still in the lead. Of the 21 games
they have played they have lost only
four. During the past week only one
match game was played. The Jun
iors Thursday evening played the St.
Joseph and won two out of a three
frame game. The following scores
were made:
Baer, Ed. ..
Henle, Robert
Baer, W.
Puchner, Wm.
Vetter, J.
District Court
Totals 745 726 804
St. Joseph.
Wagner, Rev. 179 120 165
Henle, John 150 126 162
Ranweiler, Alex. 163 147 195
Eibner, W. 115 140 137
Doe, John —17 8 170 151
Totals —776 703 800
At the close of the week the stand
ing of the teams was as follows:
P. W. L. Per.
Juniors 21 17 4 .810
K. of C. 24 14 11 .542
C. O. 21 7 14 533
St. Joseph 24 8 16 533
Fourteen .Insurance Cases
^re Continued To The
Spring Term.
First Case Up That Of The
.Alfred Nundahl Road
Willibald Eiboer is foreman and
William Stelljes is clerk of the grand
jury which reported for duty Tuesday
montipg. Promptly at 11 o'clock a.
m. Sheriff Julius announced the
opening of court, upon being directed
to do so by Judge Oisen and the
December term is now in full blast.
With fbe exception of two, all of the
grand jurors reported for duty.
asJiry.Balvorsoc of Linden was not
sefW^Jmd Aug. Sebroeder of Sleepy
Eye wA|excused on account of the
of a member of his
Tbe Gilbert Improved Corrugated
Culvert Co. vs. Town of Leavenworth.
H. B. McNeil vs. Sol. Wooldrik.
Thomas Anderton vs. St. John's
Hospital Association.
Gudman Anderson et al vs. The
Board of County Commissioners of
Brown County (8 cases)
Frank Prokoaoh vs. Franz Prokc sch.
Mueller & Asb vs. Conrad B. Alex,
Deft, Alfred Baltruach, Ioterveoor.
Mary Baasen ve. Nio Metsen.
Joseph J. Sperl vs. The Minneapo
lis & St. Louis Railroad Company.
Mary Scheible vs. Jos. A. Eckstein.
Albert Hauser vs. Edward F.
Anna Wagner vs. John Wagner.
Mary Roberta vs. Chicago A North
western Railway Co.
Tbe following oases will be tried
before the Court either at this term or
in vacation:
School District No. 66 vs. Wyona
B. Fox. This case is practically
Louise Tastel vs. Carl Tastel.
John J. Schmidt et al vs. Anna
Schmidt et al.
Sleepy Eye Land and Truat Co. va.
Otto Scbreyer.
Anna Kraus vs. George Kraua, Sr.
et al.
Anna Prokosch va. William Bruit.
(Appeal from Probate Court.)
Barbara Kunze vs. Henry Kunze.
Jos. A. Eckstein vs. State Bank of
New Uim et al.
Ferdinand Kettoer vs. Brown
County etal.
The cases of the State of Minnesota
vs. William Roberts and again»t
Arthur Buhn weie set for trial and
the case of the State of Minnesota vg.
Albert Gleaeke, an appeal on questions
of law was set for argument.
Tbe time of the Coon was taken up
yesterday afternoon in listening to
various motions and the granting of
naturalisation papers. Tbe following
were admitted to full oltiseosbip: Ed.
Olsen, Wm. H. Mueoehow, Bernt
Berntson, Wm. Prahi, Jos. Lsng,
Peter Jorgenson, Andrew Jensen,
Loais Stokke.
Joseph Groebner who bad been em
ployed ae cobbler by Emil Wicberski,
tbe aboe man for many years, is now
employed by John Backer.
Cant. attain Juni- is acting
clerk 4»f court Athanas
iMff oftha grand jury. Tna
an A***!* Hiekle of
P. D. Bavartf of Sleepy
imiaaryoallof tb# atvil
toatoerleg dlsposMoa
tfiadfrof totwewmMewd sef*4el:
a iasurdnaa cases (M in
win «*atis*ed: lb the 3»t
terkt, to await he -decision of the
Snprape Court ia a «es* in which
identical issues ait .involved. The
c*lye«lMre*Mt*«t was continued is
tha of Carl Jsgeejt ft. Augusta
Kehms. Two cases, that of Albert
Moe vs. Albert Anderson and Earl W.
La Gow vs. Edward F. Berkaer ware
dismissed. The five ditch oases were
•posed of by appellants glriag
na«ice^fdlsmUiafa^*Q*l»e Town of
^•sra^*T-ww-Wisittg c^a
reversal as to Alfred E. Bigot with
out costs.
Tbe following cases were set for
jury trial.
Alfred Nundahl vs. Town Board of
Lake Hanska.
Andre* Hilburger vs. A. N. Faas.
Carl Baitrusch vs. Julius Paulzke.
Louise Hetlinger vs. William Die
Tbe city
012,000 0»
Plan For City Abbitok.
At a joint meeting of the City Coun
cil and tbe board of health to be held
aontttimt thlt weak the qoeetkyi of tht
building of tht public abattoir will be
brought op for discussion. Ever since
the unsanitary condition of the slaugh
ter houses became known to the pub
lie, the Board of Health has been
making investigations along tbe Hot
of muneipal alaugbtering houses and
Dr. Seifert is In possession of several
commuoloationa from various cities
where muneipal abattoirs have been
Installed which work out most sstis
factorily. one from Moorhead, one
from 8t. Cloud and one from Grand
Forks, N.D.
Before the Health Officer sought In
formation from other cities, be took
up the question with tbe butchers to
determine their attitude toward this
Innovation and learnfrom them what
they expend monthly for the killing
of eattle, calves etc. Two of the local
dealers favored a muneipal abattoir
and the third is indifferent. From
the figures given it would appear that
tbe three butchers expend over 0300.00
per month for tbiagbteriog, and that
a total of 80haw of cattle, 41 calves,
42 bogs and 7 atHtn are butchered by
Forks has just
it a cost vf
to City Eoginear
eommuoieation to
Seifert, issuing bonds
fortMaaeJosjaft. 0.00 waa expen
ded fbr the sitt and the building and
equlpaiaiitooat about flO.OOO 00. The
building constate of a 30*96 foot cattle
aUllng room aaflng three kllllag beds
enabling three butohers to work at toe
same time a 16x36 foot hog killing
room and llaM foot rendering room
and a 81x49 foot cooler. TherbuHdipjg Samson waa read ami pajsed by
in constructed of brisk with a tar ao4
gravel roof. The killing rooms and
rendering rooms have an 8 foot bate*
manrwith concrete floora. The cooler
hat a Sttveoa lot banker and sufficient
lot storage to run thruout the
summer. There if a 20 horse
ateam boiler together with 600 gal'
plete system of overhead tracks In
tbe killing rooms and cooler. A com
potent man is to be put in charge who
shall keep the plsnt in order, keep 1t
clean and tend to tbe rendering and
who is to act as inspector with a loonl
veterinarian. Tbe butchers will be
permitted to do their own killing and
will pay for the use of the plant, hot
and cold water, aod tbe use of tbe
cooler for a reasonable leigtb of time,
as well ss other facilities at a stipu
lated fee per bead. If the plant oper
ator is to do the killing, an additional
fee will be charged. Tbe city expects
to receive sufficient revenue to pay
operating expenses, interest and sink
ing fund charges.
The local Board of Health is of tbe
opinion that a municipal abattoir
could be instslled in New Ulm which
from tbe start would be self-sustain
ing. At tbe rate of 11.00 per head for
cattle, 75c per head for calves, 50c
per head for bogs and sheep the an
nual income would be 13839 per an
num, if the number of animals killed
remains the same as now. This does
not include the income from the ren
dering plant. As against this revenue
are tbe salary of tbe Supt. estimated
at 91000, tbe wages of an assistant at
1600 per annum and tbe interest on the
investment amounting to not to esceed
•720 This would leave an annual
balance of 81819 to cover the expenses
for light, water, fuel, Ice end sinking
fund which ought to be ample.
Foresters at Feast
Nineteen candidates presented them
selves for initiation into the mysteries
of the Catholic Forester order at a
special meeting of St. John's Court
held at the Catholic Auditorium Sun
day afternoon. They were from
Brighton, Sigel, Milford, Cottonwood
and New Ulm. State Organizer,
Peter Loskiel, George Stenger, Sec.
of the Grand Lodge of the State,
Henry von der Weyer, State Treas
urer of the Order and John Walber
scheid, all of St Paul, were present
and assisted in the work of initia
tion. The local court has now 228
members in good standing.
After the initiation, a banquet was
served. Almost 200 members of St
John's Court and members of St
Anne's court sat down at the fes
tive board at 6 o'clock. Rev. Schlin
kert acted as toastmaster and ad
dresses were made by the gentlemen
from St Paul and W. H. Dempsey,
from here. Mr. Stenger was the
only one who spoke in German.
Others were called upon who made a
few brief remarks. The musical num
bers were furnished by Capt Jos,
Hofmeister's Juvenile orchestra and
the Ladies' Mandolin Club, consisting
of five members. The numbers were
all well rendered and were generous
ly applauded. The banquet lasted
till 9:30 p. m.
Council Adopts
New Ordinance
Electric Street Si
Contain At Least
,v50 Globes. T,
ers Jlie, following assessments were,
nuusf and reported for every 60 foot
lot: Sf&OO for German Street and
Minnesota Street $75.00 on the low
er side and $55.00 on the upper sfckfc
of Broadway. For the grading,
alias and boulevarding of Nurttep !g
Franklin Street a uniform as^ssas-^t'
meat of $45J0 was made for each lot:
Tbe sprinkling an Minneedta Btraatit^
was assessed at $6^T0r Breadwayrv
K1S State Street -fSJi and *•**-!., ,"
ington Street .$24$. Tfhese 'tmm^M!
moats will coma up for confirmation^: $
mi si*edalJ meeting of thefeoutocilt
to jbtv keM Mc^dJly evening, IfceaW-: ..
her. 22*4 T'f*l
•fhe ordinance for signs which a
aubmitted by City Attorney H. $*"%]
nntnimous vote.' The ordb^cep**'
•ktJM that the permits for eucfc dim*?
expire on the first October next after 4
their issuance and must conseejuatftiy
he renewed every year. Onlj^ elee*
trie signs shall he permitted tvNJfe
tend more than 36 inches* over any^
sidewalk and must contain at least
fo^t pfmaae to the it
council accompanied by plana, and
specifications' which have been ap-C|,
proved by the city engineer and must^
be conditioned that the applicant will
at all times save the City of New'^.
Ulm harmless from any and all costs,
expenses and damages that may be
suffered by any person or party in'
consequence of the erection or main
tenance of such sign.
All three banks were designated as
public depositories. The bids submit
ted by them were identical and the
city will receive 4 per cent on all
moneys deposited on time certificates
and one per cent on all open accounts.
In case the city should become a bor
rower, the three banks will loan the
money at the rate of 6 per cent per
The New Ulm Roller Mill Co., was
given permission to lay a steam pipe
across Center Street from the mam
to the cereal mill and the M.
St L. R. R. Co. was given license
to use the water from the spring in
North German Park, where the old
vinegar factory stands.
The request of the Chicago &
Northwestern for an additional elec
tric light near the passenger depot
was referred to the committee on elec
tric light for investigation with full
power te act
City Fire Marshal Groebner re
ported defective wiring at the Red
Front Grocery, Brown County Bank,
F. W. Diets harness shop and the
Bierbaum grocery and the matter
was referred to Supt Bolstad for in
vestigation and report It has since
developed that the defective wiring
was nothing more than discarded
telephone wires which have been or
dered removed.
The sum of $3,427.55 was ordered
paid to the Union Machine Co. on,
the estimates for the months of Oc
tober and November.
The request of the Machine Gun
Co. for the sum of $250 for armory
rent which was made thru Capt. Ed~
Juni was taken under advisement ,/.
end will be disposed of at the next^,/!'
meeting. ..
Sewer Assessments Reported
By The Board Qf
Public Works.
At the regular meeting of the City
Council held hist Tuesday evening,
the Board of Public Works submitted
its report of the assessments made
for the various improvements during:
the pjast summer, including the •»-^^s*
sesstitntt for sprinkling. For sew-
The matter of the dangerous rail
road crossings that are being main--:'~\
tained by the M. & St. L. and the*
Northwestern at Center Street, First
and Third North Streets, was again
the subject of earnest discussion,
owing to a near accident which oc
curred at the Third North Street
crossing the day of the meeting1
when Joseph Schart and his team
were almost caught by a swtich en
gine of the M. & St. L. An effort
is to be made at once to secure ample
protection at these crossings and a
committee consisting of Fred Behnke^.
F. H. Retzlaff and City Attorney Sonv
sen was appointed to take up this
matter with the railroad companies
at once and secure compliance with
the city's demands.
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