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Local Merchant
Highly Honored
F. 11. Retzlaff Chosen
President of State
Problem of Hardware Dealers
Rping Solved [By
County Expenses.
Almost 5^25,000 is paid annually by
the tax-payers of the county either
in fixed salaries and expenses or
fees to get the County's annual busi
ness transacted. Of this amount the
County Commissioners drew in all
$2347.63 in salaries and fees accord
ing to their verified statements as
Chairman Polkow, salary $250.
Mileage and committee work $4882.12
and Board of Audit, $45, making a
total of $777.12.
Com. Steinke received a total of
$461.80, being the salary of $250 and
$211.80 mileage and committee work.
Com. N. Erickson, $428.25 salary
$250. Mileage and committee work
Com. John Henle, $387.28 salary
$250, $137.28, mileage and committee
Com. J. P. Graff, $293.18 salary,
$250.00. Mileage and committee work
The Register of Deeds reported
having received $2174.50 in fees,
besides this, the Deputy Register of
Deeds received a salary of $500 from
the County. In addition to the $2500
allowed by law, the County Auditor
reported $57, in fees as a member of
The Clerk of Court reported a sal
ary of $900 and fees estimated at
At the annual meeting of the Min
nesota Retail Implement Dealers' As
sociation held Minneapolis Jan.
14, 15 and 16, Mr. F. H. Retzlaff,
New Ulm's popular and well-known
hardware dealer, was made president
of the organization for the coming
year. Mr. Retzlaff was vice-presi
dent of the Association last year and Dr Geo. F. Reineke was called 10
this advancement to the presidency Spnngfield Thuisday morning in his
shows, cleaily his standing among official capacity as coroner to view
a of he
,,. ,at
built up a most solid and substantial dom and always conducted himself
trade. He has also interested him-1 a quiet peaceful manner. The
self matters outside of his own only known relative he had is an
affairs and is at present serving a (uncle who was communicated with
term as alderman from the Thirdl
Farm received $480, and the matron
of the Poor Home received $180. The
janitor at the Court House was paid
$720. County Surveyor Minium re
ceived for services rendered the coun
ty the sum of $54.18 and Court Com
missioner Albert D. Flor a total of
Coroner G. F. Reineke was called
to eleven cases where death had been
accidental, a case of suicide or where
death came in a natural way when
no other person was present at the
time of death. He received a total
of $83.45 of which $2.25 was expenses
and the balance was fees in the fol
lowing cases: Jan. 3rd, Mrs. Sophia
Gross, $5.20 Jan. 24th, Christ Lar
son, $10.80 Feb. 8th, John Roberts,
$8.20 March 23rd, W. Marti, (boy)
$6.60 May 12th, Wm. Gentz, $10.60
May 18th, Jos. Ebenhoeh, $7.20 May
30th, Rieger boy, $5.40 June 10th,
John Gabriel, $5.20 July 4th, Mrs.
Mary Jutz, $5.20, and Sept. 4th, Chas.
Crawford, $10.80. No inquests were
held any of these cases because
there was no suspicion of foul play
in any of them.
Train Kills Man.
state. the remains of a young man who
The purpose of the Association is had from all appearances been run
to meet and discuss methods and over and killed by the passenger
salesmanship in this very important, train which leached Springfield going
branch of the commercial world, west about 2:40 that morning. The
The hardware dealers meet annually young man's name was Otto Hen
and talk over the situation in the ningson and he had been employed as
held and their selling problems. They I a farm hand on the E. J. Meierbach
meet the manufacturers of the im- tol fa-m about five miles east of
plements they handle and give and Springfield.
leceive suggestions as to their com-J "The body when found was lying
mon interests. In short, the annual1 along the right of way of the North
convention is a get-together of the I western ^oad one mile east of *he
dealers that does much to promote station. The skull was fractured, as
better feelings. Another important were also the bones of his arm and
purpose of the Association is the fur- one leg. The body was othei wise
thermg of Mutual Insurance among badly bruised. According to Dr. Kei
the hardware dealers. Considerable neke the man probably lived for sev
has already been accomplished along Ural hours after he was struci: oy the
both these lines of endeavor. The meet- train. No inquest was held as it was
mg closed Friday evening with a appaient that death was purely acu
banquet at the West Hotel at which dental.
the Twin Cities Hardware, Imple- Mr. Meierbachtol states that Mr.
iHenningson was a good woiko»\ m-
Ihe most constructive and far- Jdustiious and that he could dowmd
reaching measure acted upon at the upon him at all times. The fact thpt
convention, said Mr. Retzlaff,. "was the young man had $200.00 to his
IT6 &rmilT? co-operation-*
0 it a of a a
the-State University. The University to show that he was of a savins dis
authonties contemplate the starting position. He had been-at Springfield
of a course in practical salesmanship Wednesday afternoon and evening and
and business methods. Much atten- had visited various saloons during his
tion has been lavished upon the far-
mer and good results have no doubt who saw him during the day stated
been obtained. Now it is time for that Henningson had consideiable
the merchant to receive his share of money with him. Henningson corn
attention. A practical course in plained to the man who was the last
salesmanship ought to do wonders,to see him alive that he had been
in reducing the alarming numbers of fobbed of $26.00 shaking dice. This
failures in the mercantile business'was at Anderson's livery bam about
caused by a lack of knowledge of an hour before the arrival of the pas
business methods." train. When found he had
A Retzlaflf has a broad grasp of only 35 cents on his person* and no
the problems of the retail implement, valuables and it is not known wheth
dealer as he has been engaged in the er he was actually robbed or whether
business since 1885 at which time he he spent his money lavishly in the
started in business Little Falls, various saloons about town. The de
ceased was only 26 years old and was
Minn. Two years later he transferr
ed his store to New Ulm and has
been located here ever since and has
stay in the city. One of the men
Littl Falls various saloons about town
a stranger to most of the citizens of
Springfield. He came to town sel-
Ward. For the past twenty years he the remains.
has been a director of the Citizens' «_
State Bank, and a Trustee of Dr. I Alfalfa Rannuot
Martin Luther College and of St. Aliaiia Banqtttl.
Paul's Lutheran Church.
S if a
who came and took charge of
Friday, Jan. 23rd, at the meeting
,of the Minnesota Seed Improvement
League and the Southern Minnesota
Better Development Association at
Mankato, will occur a banquet of
more than passing note. It is to be
designated as an "Alfalfa Banquet"
and is to consist .almost entirely of
the products of the once lowly cow
feed of the dusty western plains.
Modern science has turned its at
tention to the possibilities of alfalfa
and has found it a veritable "panacea
for all the ills of man or beast." At
this banquet the guest will start out
with alfalfa soup. The bread will be
made from alfalfa flour which con
tains 17 per cent protein where the
common wheat flour can boast of
only a trifle over 9 per cent and only
half the fats contained in alfalfa.
The guests will be regaled with tea
and coffee that will put the exports
of China and Brazil to shame as to
flavor, at the same time having none
of the evil effects of these drinks.
Or they may call for Alfa-Lusa, the
new health drink that is rapidly driv
ing the historic "nectar of the gods"
and the refreshing Coco-Cola out of
the field. They will nibble at alfalfa
candies and preserves during the
feast and by the time it draws to a
close some enterprising enthusiast
will no doubt discover that the al
a a
the Board of Audit. For Clerk hire "*e
the sum of $1303 was expended as
provided by law. The County Treas
urer received in addition to his salary
of $2500 the sum of $12.65 in fees
and his deputy was paid the sum of
$600. The Judge of Probate receiv
ed a salary of $1800, the sum of $600
for Clerk hire and the sum of $138.20
in fees.
S TfchlS °ffiCe
a a of a
$1400, boarding prisoners $210 and ever shown in the moving picture linf
S *28°' The jailor re- in New Ulm. The pictures were
ceived $780. The County Superinten-' faultless and entrancinllyTnteresting
dent received a salary of $1500, and.The funny side was not neglected
travelling expenses amounting to'and when the announcement that Mr
$300 and the County Attorney re- Howe would return later with pic-'
ceived $1048 55 salary and the ex- tures of the Panama Canal was
leaves have the fragrant Havana
backed of~ th board"s for smoking
purposes. And finally, if anyone has
overrated his gastronomic capacity,
the versatile alfalfa will again come
to the rescue as a medicine. It
should be an interesting and instruc
tive affair. May it solve the "high
cost of living."
Everyone who saw the Travel Fes
tival pictures at Turner Hall last
Tuesday evening declared them to be
and .away the best of anything
2 vociferous appla^e
$144.21. The overseer of the Poor front the house which was well filled
Must Increase
Milling Capacity
Demand For Rye And Corn
Meal Greater Than Eagle
Year Of 1913 One of Most
Prosperous In History
of Mill.
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Eagle Roller Mill Co.
held at their office in New Ulm on tbe
13th of January, tbe following
directors were elected: Wm Silver
son, John B. Siegel, Charles Vogtel,
Clifford A. Taney, H. Beecher.
A directors' meeting took pliC
immediately after the adjournment of
the stockholders' meetiDg and the
following officers were chosen to serve
lor ibe ensuing year. Piesident, Win.
Sileersou Vice President, John H.
Siegel Secv. and Gen. Mgr., Charles
Vogtel 2d Vice President, Clifford A.
Tane.v, Treasurer, Beecher
Asst. Treasurer, A. Olson
All all 1913 was one of the most
prosperous years tbe Eagle RoUer
Mill Co. ever enjoyed. The combined
output of both the wheat and the
and coin mills exceeded thac of any
previous year. There has been a
good, steady demand practically all
the time from eastern markets, with
no great boying excitement or de
pression Tauff legislation made
buyeri". conservative but a heahby
demand existed aDd bad to be met,
tar'ff or no tariff, so that little effect
vas felt here at the mills.
The total number of busnels of
wheat, rye and corn ground was
5,1$2,234 and tbe output of wheat and
rye flour and corn meal was 1,144,941
barrels. The offal amounted to
80,145,870 pounds. 14983 tons of coal
were used at a cost of $56,356 22, or
$161 00 per day.
There are 192 employees New
Ulm, including the officers of tbe
company. Theie are 76 agents and
assistants employed at the country
elevators The traveling force in
cluding branch managers, specialty
salesmen, etc. consists of 39 persons
wnich makes a grand total of 307
persons who are on the pay roll.
The total expenditures for the year
exclusive of the cost of grain amounted
to $574,905 38 and the amount of busi
ness done was $6,243,091.35.
Figuring 30,000 pounds of feed as the
average weight per car and 200
barrels of flour aB the average weight
per car, it required 8395 cars to move
the products which divided into trains
of 50 cars each equals 168 train loads,
half a train load per day for tbe
working year. This gives some idea
of the enormous amount of flour and
feed manufactured at the Eagle plant.
The great eastern cities get the
greater share of tbe Hour altho
"Daniel Webster" Flour is a standard
grade in many North and South
Dakota stores. The export trade is
comparatively light and no agents are
maintained in tbe foreign field. Never
theless, there is a constantly growing
demand for tbe New Ulm product in
Europe and io our insular posses
The manufacture of corn and rye
goods is more or less, of a side lasua
with the company and until recently a
mill of 400 barrel capacity has been
able to meet the demand. But there
has been developed »uch a strong
demand for this class of product that
the present mill can no longer meet
the needs with us present capacity
and it has been decided that, just as
soon as tbe weather permits, the
capacity of the corn and rye mill must
be doubled. The total capacity will
then be 800 barrels per day. This will
require tbe installation of an ad
ditional engine and boilers and will
mean an outlay of approximately
Figures give but a small idea of the
actual magnitude of New Ulm's
largest manufacturing concern. To
fully appreciate the bigness of the
plant one must follow the wheat from
tbe time it is placed on the giant
scales that weigh an entire carload
within ten pounds of actual weight,
thru tbe many complex processes till
it comes out the finished product,
"Daniel Webster" or "Gold COJUI"
Flour, tested ana proved up to grade
by actual baking tests. &
rmory Project
Again Stirring
Promoters Are Nol Satisfied
With Money ut Hand
For Building.
A&k City Fathers To Pr
v.vide Additional Funds
Council Reluctant.
At the adjourned* meeting of the
City Council Monday evening the
time of the council was entirely occu
pied with a consideration of plans for
the Armory. It will be remembered
that the proposition to increase the
amount to be expended for the build
ing, did not meet with unqualified
approval from the citizens at large
ancjt the council had not felt called
upc-n to vote city funds to assist the
project. The pro-armory forces felt
th& need of strengthening their ar
guments to the council and had Ar
chitect Albert Schippel of Mankato,
onliand Monday evening to show the
council how absurd it would be to
try to house the two companies and
thJ band in a building to cost but
The fireworks started promptly
whfen Philip Liesch as President of
the* Commercial Club introduced Mr.
Schippel. The architect showed that
while it might be possible to house
one company very comfortably for
$30,000 it would be impossible to care
for two companies and the band for
that amount. He laid plans before
the council for an armory 75x160 feet
with 20 foot walls which would suit
ably house New Ulm's military or
ganizations. This building would
contain a drill hall 71x100 feet, a
gallery and a stage that would make
it available for large conventions,
with a seating capacity for some 1250
persons, tlnd rooms for the band.
The cost would be in the neighbor
hood of $50,000. By eliminating the
st^ge and the gallery the cost would
be reduced to about $40,000.
Q. JG. Hage spoke in favor of the
revised plans and said that so~ long
as New Ulm is to have an armory
it might as well be a good one. He
then proposed that the council meet
about half the additional funds re
quired and that the rest be raised by
subscription among the business men
of the town. J. P. Graff and Ferd.
Crone then advocated the additional
expense in order to provide quarters
for the band.
Colonel Buschers then asked the
council to meet the situation at once
and state definitely what they would
do. The State Armory Boards meets
but once in three months and their
next meeting comes on the second
Tuesday in February. If the plans
Tuesday in February. If the plans and
specifications are not placed before
them the armory project will have
to wait for another year. John Henle
Spoke in behalf of the band and
asked the council to make the appro
priation. Mayor Fritsche then sug
gested that it might be possible to
by tutting all superfluous details to
keep the expense within the origin
al appropriation. However, if- the
amount should run slightly over the
appropriation he felt that it should
be possible to raise it by subscription
rather than by action of the council.
He, himself, would be willing if it
were necessary to contribute gener
ously to the cause.
After some further discussion the
council decided not to give a definite
reply until after further considera
tion and the meeting was adjourned
until Monday of next week.
Lectures on Nature.
Bird lovers, in fact, any one in
terested in Nature and out of doors,
found much to interest and admire
in the pictures shown by Miss Lillie
at the lecture given by her under
the auspices of the Men's Club of
the Congregational Church Thursday
evening at the Masonic Hall. The
colorings and surroundings were ab
solutely true to nature and very
beautiful. Miss Lillie also gave a
talk that brought- out many facte
and they were given in such fashion
that even those who had never stud
ied birds or flowers could easily un
derstand. The language used was
the ordinary conversational sort and
did not confuse by any scientific
Miss Lillie has evidently spent
many years as a close student of out
of dooi's and her love for birds and
flowers was plainly evidenced by her
descriptions of their homes and hab
itats and her plea for protection for
them. She spoke of their economic
value to the farmer and grower in
general, showing that each bird much
more than pays for any-damage he
may commit upon berries and-other
fruit by the unnumbered thousands
of destructive insects and worms he
destroys in a season. She quoted a
fruit grower who wisely said he
would prefer to have a small crop of
good fruit that would bring him a
good price on the market to a full
crop of fruit that the worms had
had their fill of undisturbed by the
protecting guardians of the fruit, the
robins and pother grub-destroying
Miss Lillie gave a list of the earli
est birds to arrive and said it is al
most time to be looking: for the horn
ed larks as she has seen them often
on the 12th of February. She de
scribed the flight qf the migrating
birds by night and described various
migrations she had witnessed. The
cow-bird she called the black sheep
of the birds since it is too~ lazy to
build tt nest and rear its young in a
respectable fashion but tyyg its eggs
in other birds nests, leaving .all the
cares of parenthood to the foster
parents. The downy woodpecker
was shown to be an immensely
valuable bird and even the hawks
came in for a good word, there be
ing but few of them that are ex
ceedingly destructive of poultry. She
said that the little, cheerful "Bob
White" should be the State Bird of
Minnesota and should be protected
every possible manner.
After closing her talk on the birds,
Miss Lilhe showed pictures of the
state flora, some of them surpass
ingly beautiful and described the
home and habits of each.
Plans Ideal Plant.
That good is to come out of the agi
tation started by the Health Board
for better meat market conditions is
now definitely known since Andrew
Saffert has made known bis intention
of doiDg all that he can to better the
situation in his own plant. Mr. Saf
fert when interviewed by the Review
stated that if he can secure a permit
from the council for a term of years
not less than fifteen, possibly even
twenty-five, he will erect an addition
to his present plant that will come up
to every requirement of the state and
the public. Mr. Saffert expects to put
something like $5000 into the plan*
and it will be necessary for him to
have the assurance before expending
this money that he will have the use
of it for a reasonable length of time.
Charles Berger, a refrigerating
engineer of Minneapolis, was in town
last Saturday and briefly went over
the situation and needs with Mr. Saf
fert. He will be here again tbe latter
part of this week and will then present
definite plans for the erection of the
addition and show what the estimated
cost will be.
The outline as so far worked out
provides firsffor a beef cooler 18x19
and a second cooler for pork and veal
17x19. These cooling rooms will be
partly located in the present building.
Back of them in the new part is to be
a storage and freezing room| contain
ing ice machinery for cooling. This
space will be 18 feet square. Beyond
the refrigerator will be an addition
52 feet by 24 which will be used for
sausage kitchens, machine rooms,
boiler etc. The slaughter house will
be constructed with every regard for
convenience and sanitation. The
floors will be built of material and in
accordance with the latest knowledge
of keeping them free from all accumu
lations and the water system will be
installed under state requirements.
Cork and concrete will be used in
making the walls of tbe refrigerator.
Tbe action of Mr. Saffert after dis
cussion has died out and when he
might reasonably let matters slide for
a while shows that he desires to do
tbe right thing by his customers and
this move on bis part will no doubt
do much to solve the question that
has been troubling tbe Health Board.
Private plants when voluntarily
erected and brought cheerfully up to
requirements are more apt to solve
the question to the satisfaction of
dealer as well as public than are the
forcibly controlled plants and a better
feeling will exist all around.
Another Business Block Sold.
Last week Dr. O. Strickler
purchased the Tappe block on North
Minnesota from tbe then owner,
Herman J. Beussmann of Milford. It
is now occupied by the tonsorial
parlors of Vedder & Simmet. Tne
consideration paid is $3800. It was
bought as an investment.
Lawton, formerly pastor of
St. Peter's Episcopal Church of this
city, spoke to a gathering of Masons
at their hall last Tuesday evening
on matters of vital interest to the
members present. He advocated the
taxation of church property and
urged that all who favor the move
ment should voluntarily list their
property for taxation.
Lockwood who spoke at
Schell's Hall last Friday evening be-
a a
crowd of Socialists
and others interested in the labor
movement proved a most entertain
ing talker, giving as she did actual
experiences of her own among the
copper miners who have been on
strike for weeks in the copper coun
try of Michigan. Mrs. Lockwood did
picket duty during a part of the
strike and was arrested three times
for her activity on behalf of the
Finnish laborers and their families.
She spoke especially of the brutality
displayed by the militia in handling
the strikers.
Marquis Wheat
Promises Well
New Variety of Grain Is
Originated By Canadian
Ripens Earlier, Yields Bisfger
Has Better Milling
This week the Eagle Roller Mill
Company are announcing to the
farmers of this vicinity that they haye
secured a quantity of the new Marquis
wheat for which so much is promised
and are exhibiting it at their office.
The new wheat is said to be so
superior for milling purposes that the
Eagle Company are anxious to
promote its'cultivation tbe territory
from which they derive their supply
and for that reason they have made
arrangements to supply this new
grain to farmer's for seeding purposes,
provided enough orders for the grain
can be secured to warrant their order
ing in carload lots.
The Marquis wheat has an interest
ing history back of it. Its production
meant years of patient effort ana
research. The Canadian Government
has had its Agricultural Experiment
Stations at work on the problem for
several years. The idea they were
seeking to work out was the pro
duction of a grain of greater value
than any that have been tbe staple of
the Northwest. They experimented
with the various hardy wheats pro
duced in differents parts of the world
and finally by crossing Red Fife with
Red Calcutta, an East Indian grain,
succeeded in producing an entirely
new strain.
The new wheat was thoroughly
tested out by Prof- Saunders of
Ottawa (Can.) Government Station for
several years and also by Prof. Bed
ford of the Winnipeg Government
Station. These two men are ac
knowledged to be two of the greatest
wheat experts in the world and their
report carries conviction with i*-.
The points claimed for tbe Marquis
Wheat are greater yields and an
earlier ripening season. It matures
from a week to ten days ahead of Blue
Stem and a week earlier than Fife.
Tbe straw is not so tall as the Fife
but it is strong and stands up well on
a good, rich soil It tests out far
superior to tbe other Northwest
wheats for milling purposes. It is a
beardless wheat.
J. H. Doty, formerly of Courtland
but now interested in wheat farming
in North Dako.ta states that wherever
tested out in his section of Dakota,.
Marquis Wheat yields from 25 to 33
bushels per acre. If the additional
yield per acre over other varieties
were only 2 bushels this would cover
the expense of purchasing the Marquis
for seed. This will interest every
wheat producer and many will take
advantage of the opportunity offered,
by the Eagle Mill Co. to inspect the
grain and decide whether they wish
to make the experiment of trying it
out for themselves. The mill will fur
nish tbe wheat to farmers at actual
cost provided, as stated before, the
orders are sufficient to enable tbe
company to ship tbe seed grain in im
Schools Will Compete.
Last Friday Supt. Hess journeyed
to Springfield and made final ar
rangements with Supt Patchin of
that city for a joint program-between
the^two schools. The program is to
be competitive in nature and will
consist of a debate, readings in
which both schools will be represent
ed, some literary production from
each school, an address of welcome
by some member of the entertaining
school and a response by the visitors
and vocal and instrumental numbers.
The time and place of meeting has
not yet been decided upon but will be 1
set by Springfield as they conceded
the choice of sides in the debate to*
New Ulm. The debate will be taken
up on the State League question,
Recall of Judges, and there will
two speakers on a side. New Ulm
will support the affirmative and
be represented by Ferdinand Ochs
and Josephine Fredricks. The other
contestants have not been chosen ast. 1
yet but will soon be at work. The
debate is to count three points and
the reading and literary production
will each count one. 2*
Senator J. E. Haycraft of Madelia,
candidate tor the Republican nomina
Mpn for Congress was in the city last
Thursday looking after hie political

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