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It v, as reported at the regular monthly
meeting of the City Council held last
Tuesday evening that frequently it
occurs that citizens desiring to erect
buildings within the city limits or make
additions neglect to ask for permit until
the work is nearly completed and that
it sometimes happens that the buildings
erected do not comply with the building
ordinance It appears that there is a
resolution on the record books requiring
the police to report any building opera
tions which they note in their daily
travels about the city and they are
expected to see to it heieafter that this
duty is attended to in order to keep
the fire hazards down.
Heating Costs More
hen Supt Mueller reported that the
coal required the past season to furnish
live steam for the municipal heating
system cost $1100 over what the cost
would have been without the heating
company, there was some little discussion
as to the advisability of raising heating
rates. The price of coal has gone up
very greatly since the heating system
was installed two years ago and this is the
cau=e of the advance in total cost. No def
inite step was taken to settle the matter
as it will be necessary to take it up with
the heating company before a final
decision is reached.
Relief Association Report
The Relief Association of the Fire
Department reported their year's busi
ness to the council as follows:
Balance on hand, Oct 1, 1916 $9,216.30
Interest on bank deposits 208.68
State apportionment 717 20
Interest on loan 110.00
Heirs of John Hoffmann,
death benefits
Alb Xicklaus, at bedside of
Mr. Hoffmann
Heirs of John
sick benefits
John Schmidt, sick benefits
Jacob Polta, sick benefits
Otto Seiter, sick benefits
Alf Nagel, sick benefits
Frank Niemann, sick benefits
Cash on hand, Sept. 30, 1917
3 00
40 00
8 00
8 00
The association has purchased during
the past year $2200 worth of Liberty
Police Need More Pay
Action was deferred on granting the
increase in salary for the city police.
Chief Harmemng and his assistants
Herzog and Wagner asked an increase
of $10 each per month in salary which
they need owing to the advance the
cost of living. Mayor Eibner favored
the increase because there are but
three policemen on duty this summer
where ordmanlv there have been four
during the summer season Counsellor
Mueller thot the police should have
asked for the raise at the beginning of
the city's fiscal year. Others of the
"•""councillors agreed with him and the
matter was finally tabled for future
There has been trouble again with
the pump on Herman Heights as it
has filled up with sand and mud. Matt
Holland was hired to clean the well
A committee consisting of Councillors
Behnke and Filzen, Mayor Eibner, Chief
Engel, Assts. Jos. F. Groebner and
Fred Pfaender will go to the Twin
Cities this week for the purpose of look
ing over fire trucks and purchasing one
for the use of the fire department. The
following will act as judges of election
at the primary election next Monday,
June 17th:
First Ward —Fred Behnke, Fretf.
Hamann and H. D. Beussmann.
Second Ward Dr. Emil Mueller,
Karl Aufderheide and Hugo Gebser.
Third Ward Christ. Filzen, L. B.
Krook and Ath. Henle.
Last Saturday afternoon the Public
r1 Safety League of Brown County had its
anrual meeting in the Court Room of
the Court House. Sixteen members
were present and took part in the pro-
ceedings H. Hess, the retiring
president of the league, in a general
way outlined the work that had been
done by the league duung the past
year, especially in the matter of assist
ing in the sale of Liberty Loan Bonds
and Red Cross work.
Mr. Hess also stated that a labor
census had been taken of all the men
the county who had no steady employ
ment and that this labor had been dis
tributed among the farmers of the
county who needed help and that in
this way quite a little good had been
accomplished. In this part of the work
President Hess was ably assisted by Dr.
J. R. Holhster of Sleepy Eye.
The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: Pres., I. M. Olson
*Secy., R. B. Kennedy Treas., W. R.
Hodges, Sleepy Eye Vice Presidents:
New Ulm, H. L. Beecher? Sleepy Eye,
Dr F. P. James Springfield, Aug.
Enckson, Hanska, Rev. A. T. Norman
Comfrey, H. D. Reed Cobden, J. P.
E. Bertrand, Evan, Wm. McPhee.
Considerable opposition manifested
itself on the final hearing of the engineers'
and viewers' reports the matter of
the construction of County Ditch No.
39 which was up before the County
Board at a special meeting held at the
Court Slouse last Friday The objectors
were represented by counsel and the
petitioners asked for an adjournment
until the afternoon session to enable
them to secure counsel also.
Dismiss Proceedings
After a lengthy discussion a com
promise was reached whereby the Board
dismissed the proceedings with the un
derstanding that the bondsmen of the
petitioners forfeit to the County the
sum of $300. The land owners against
whose lands benefits had been assessed
for the construction of the ditch agreed
that in case the ditch proceedings should
be dismissed they would pay to the
County of Brown toward the expense
already incurred in said matter, the sum
of $500, the same to be paid by the
land owners severally in proportion to
the amounts of benefits assessed against
their lands respectively. This was signed
by all the persons agamst whose lands
benefits had been assessed and the
county ditch proceedings was thereupon
The application of the Albin Creamery
Company for an outlet to connect with
County Ditch Number 29 was granted,
provided the Creamery Company pays
the sum of $200 benefits, the amount
originally fixed by the viewers at the
time of the final hearing on this ditch
This amount is to be credited to the
ditch fund.
Complain filed
Alex Seifert of Springfield filed written
complaint against the manner in which
County Ditch Number 24 is being con
structed. This complaint was placed
on file and will be thoroly investigated
by the Board.
Co. Boards Meet 27
In the matter of Judicial ditch Num
ber 17 of Brown and Redwood Counties
the engineer has filed his final certificate
on the completion of the contract which
had been let to the National Con
struction Co For the purpose of taking
final action on the engineer's report the
County Boards of Redwood and Brown
Counties will meet at the office of W. R.
Werrmg at the village of Morgan Thurs
day, June 27, at 10:00 'oclock A. M.
Stately Gets Aid
The application of the Town of Stately
asking that they be voted the sum of
$2500 to aid them in building roads in
said town was granted, conditioned,
however, that the two miles of road
between Sections 23 and 24, and 25 and
26 are to be constructed first and that
the public road running due west from
the south east corner of Sections 11 and
the north east corner of Section 14 be
constructed thereafter, so that this road
will connect with state road Number 9.
Schuster & Schwendinger were allowed
the sum of $100, being the balance due
on their painting contract.
Bills aggregating the sum of $3,000.00
were allowed and ordered paid.
Brown County again went over the
top when more than the number estim
ated by government officials registered
as having come of age since last June.
The army statisticians said that the
second registration would bring a total
of 10 per cent of the first registration
and Brown County went over the top
with 10.4 per cent, the first draft num
bering 1808 and the second, 188. New
Ulm furnishes 25 per cent of these men,
forty-five to be exact. One man from
New Ulm and one from Sleepy Eye
also registered at Redwood Falls, mak
ing the total for the county one hundred
Register AH Here
West End Towns Give Forty
Springfield furnished twenty men,
Sleepy Eye thirteen, Comfrey five and
Cobden two. A porter on the North
western road registered here altho his
home is in Chicago. He is a negro and
"hirTianTe is Spencer Brown. He is the
first of his race to register from Brown
County. Only six of the registrants
are not native Americans. Three are
aliens and the other three have taken
steps to become citizens.
The list of registrants follows herewith:
Helmuth C. Bluhm New Ulm
John Zeug New Ulm
Phihp^Wraneschitz New Ulm
Ben]. Williams New Ulm
Henry Lmgenhag New Ulm
FiedfcW. Nels New Ulm
Alb. F. Baier New Ulm
Alb. A. Kneger New Ulm
Herman A. F. Kaiser New Ulm
Arno H. Weddendorf New Ulm
Otto Heymann New Ulm
Robt. H. Ubl New Ulm
Carl Thaemhtz New Ulm
Peter Loesch New Ulm
John C. Kalz New Ulm
W. K. Bodemar New Ulm
Walter Keckeisen New Ulm
Hildmg C. Jahnke New Ulm
Eldor Lobmaer New Ulm
Fred R. Roos New Ulm
Geo. A. Goblirsch' New Ulm
Anton B. Domeier New Ulm
Jos. Landhoefner .. New Ulm
John W. Hetlinger New Ulm
Alf. H. Kuester New Ulm
Frank W. Schwantes New Ulm
Frank Zangl New Ulm
Edgar A. Burk New Ulm
Arthur A. Dahl New Ulm
Jos. A. Wartha New Ulm
Andrew N Maidl New Ulm
Walter W. Miller New Uim
Alf. R. Guse New Ulm
Geo. Ebenhoh New Ulm
Armm Tauer New Ulm
Joseph Kraus, Jr. New Ulm
Kurt Carl Sauer New Ulm
Edwin H. Laudenschlaeger New Ulm
Wm. H. Windland New Ulm
Felix L. Fath New Ulm
Art. G. Schnobrich New Ulm
Herbert Groebner New Ulm
Alb. Steinbach New Ulm
Alf. Lindmeyer New Ulm
Jos. Gulden, Jr. New Ulm
Mat. W. Merth Sleepy Eye
Fred Frazier Sleepy Eye
Ambrose J. Tierney Sleepy Eye
Frank M. Crumlett Sleepy Eye
Norman W. Armstrong Sleepy Eye
Felix J. Brust .. Sleepy Eye
Wm. G. Guth Sleepy Eye
Asa O. Potter. Sleepy Eye
Arnold M. Christensen Sleepy Eye
H. A. Hoffmann Sleepy Eye
Loyal V. Johnson Sleepy Ey
Arthur Clasen Sleepy Eye
James B. Leary Sleepy Eye
Otto E Weinberger Springfield
E. A. Arndt Springfield
Rich. H. Eickholt, Springfield
Frank E. Pieschel Springfield
Wm. H. Horman Springfieid
(Continued on page 2)
The registration was all in New Ulln,
Sheriff Julius of the eounty board decid
ing that it would be a useless expense .mitfte was appointed to make the
to maintain a place of registration in
each town and village. Last year each
voting precinct was a registration place
but it was known that in a number of
instances there would be but one or two
to register to a precinct and it was
decided to do up the whole job here.
There were no registrants in either
Hanska or Evan and in many of the
townships there were but three or four
to register.
New Ulm is to* have a real, live, up
and-coming Fourth of July celebration
this year, and yet it is to be a safe
and sane affair at the same time. Can't
be did? Well, just wait and see. It
all came about very suddenly. The
building committee charge of the
ereetion of the log cabin which was
buill in memory «f the old pioneers felt
that the natal day of the republic would
be the opportune time to have the
dedicatory exercises, .and proceeded to
get things started.
Committe I 'Charge
Acting on the suggestion, the executive
committee of the Junior Pioneers held
a meeting Saturday and at that time
decided upon the Fourth as the day for
the^dedication and the following com
necessary arrangements: Robert Al
brecht, Fred Behnke, Fred Hamann,
John Plenle, Carl P. Manderfeld, George
Marti, William F. Meile, Fred Pfaender,
John H. Weddendorf, Otto Wieden
mann, Miss Alice Haeberle, Mrs. B.
Krodk, Miss Antonia Schlumpberger,
Miss Elfrieda Toberer and Mrs. Otto
Wiedenmann. This committee met at
the log cabin last night for the purpose
of perfecting an organization.
Commercial Club Will Help
About the same time that the Junior
Pioneers were discussing the advisability
of celebrating the 4th with a dedication
of the log cabin, members of the Com
mercial Club were discussing the ad
Isisg^jlrty of staging a mammoth parade
for that day to impress upon the people
the true significance of the day on which
the Colonies declared themselves free
and independent from the mother coun
This matter was to have been dis
cussed at the meeting of the Commercial
Club which was called at the club rooms
Monday evening. Owing to the fact
the rooms were being used for other
purposes and on account of the oppressive
heat, no meeting was held. This matter
was however discussed in .an informal
manner and the general understanding
is at this time that the Commercial Club
will co-operate with the Junior Pioneers
in making the celebration a success.
History of Memorial
Resolutions to build the memorial
were adopted at a meeting of the Junior
Pioneers held two years ago and it was
planned at that time to put it in the
Fair Grounds. Opposition however
manifested itself to the erection of the
building there and the committee in
charge finally decided to defer action
until the next annual meeting as their
request to erect it in North German
Park had also been decided against.
At the annual meeting last year it
was decided to secure permission from
the County Board to erect it on the Court
House Square and if such permission
were not forthcoming, the committee
was empowered to select a site which
in their opinion would be suitable.
Altho the County Board endorsed the
erection of a memorial they felt that the
Court House Square was hardly suitable
for this purpose and so advised the com
mittee. It was then that the committee
asked the New Ulm Turnverein for per
mission to erect in it their park, because
that was the only place that the com
mittee felt would be acceptable. This
permission was granted and the com
mittee, consisting of Henry J. Meyer,
Otto Heymann, Fred Seiter, Charles
Stolz and Herman Held immediately
got busy, secured the necessary logs and
proceeded with the construction.
Regular Old Timer
The building is 18 feet by 34 feet and
is'built as nearly as possible like the log
houses of the early times. It is built
more substantially than those in the
50's and 60's and is according to Dick
Pfefferle big enough to have been used
as a hotel in the good old days. The
logs were all furnished gratis by members
of the Junior Pioneers and they are the
best that their timber afforded. One
of the logs, a rock elm furnished'by the
John Krueger family, is one of the best
logs that has ever been brought to market
here. According to Rudolph Borchert
who did the building, this log was worth
$65 easy.' Another fine log was furnished
by Henry Mueller of the Town of Court
land. This is an oak log and according
to the contractor is worth nearly as much
as the Krueger log. These facts are
merely mentioned for the purpose of
showing that many of the Junior Pioneers
made some financial sacrifice when thay
furnished the logs gratis.
The shingles of the roof are home
made and were cut in the Tauer &
Fritsche saw mill, out of butternut
logs. They are the same kind that were
used in pioneer days. The floor is made
of concrete and on the east and west
sides there are rustic porches which add
to the beauty of the structure quite
materially. The chimney has not been
made and will not be until a fire-place
has been built in. Casimir Ochs of
Springfield is scheduled to build the chim
ney and is to plan the fireplace with
contractor August Puhlmann who has
made a specialty of building unique
fire-places. When the building is finally
completed it will be a monument to the
old pioneers and one of the places which
tourists will want to see.
According to the crop estimates made
by John R. Kirk, Field Agent for the
Bureau of Crop Estimates for Minnesota,
the farmers of this state have certainly
gone over the top. The preliminary
estimated acreage is given at 40,000
acres or an increase of about 25 per cent
over last year. With a condition of
98 on the first day of June this would
give an indicated production of 65,
3Q0,GflQbushels.as compared to56,525^00O
bushels, the final estimate in 1917 and
a five year average of 54,294,000 bushels.
Three Reasons For Increase
The large increase in spring wheat
sowing is due to three main factors.
The fall plowing was above the average
and the spring was most advantageous
for seeding and plowing, being at least
two weeks earlier than ordinary years.
Because of the guaranteed price the
farmer was assured if he had a reasonable
season that the crop would be remuner
ative. As a third reason may be as
signed the fact that a great many farm
ers from a purely patriotic standpoint
increased their intended acreage.
For wheat, Brown County shows,
13 per cent more acreage this year
than last year while Nicollet shows
an increase of over 5 per cent. One
county, Rock, shows 203 per cent more
in wheat this year than last year. Of
all of the counties in the state there is
none that fell below the wheat acreage
of last year.
Oats Increased One Per Cent
It is estimated that the oats acreage
for this year is 3,280,000 acres or an in
crease of 1 per cent compared with last
year. On June 1 the condition of the
oats crop was estimated to be 2 per cent
better than a year ago. The ground was
in excellent condition at seeding time,
and the weather decidedly favorable
for root growth. The high wind in the
Northwest perhaps thinned the crops
slightly but they are now most promis
ing. The acreage of barley for Min
nesota shows an increase of about 4
per cent over last year and is estimated
to be 1,460,000 acres. The condition
is 4 per cent better than it was reported
to be at the same time last year. The
heavy increase in barley acreage an
ticipated by a great many did not
materialize because the season was more
favorable for seeding wheat and because
the price of barley was considered very
Rye Less Favorable
Winter rye is somewhat spotted but
on account of early heading under favor
able weather conditions the crop shows
a slight increase over last month.. There
was also hail damage in local areas.
There is an increase of 48,000 "acres
of clover above last year. This is
certainly gratifying. The total acreage
this year is 384,000 acres. Alfalfa is
reported the same acreage as last year,
48,000. Field beans, peas and small
vegetables and fruits with_the exception
of apples are reported in good condition.
the Lutheran Church
The male choir
entertained in honor of Rev. John Meyer,
of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Monday
evening at the Lutheran school house.
All enjoyed a pleasant sociable evehihg.
In every township of the state, barring
those where there are no members of
the Non-partisan League, there was a
gathering of the clans last Monday for
the purpose of discussing ways and
means to win the primary election for
those candidates on the Republican
ticket who received the endorsement of
the Non-partisan League. In some of
the places they met at 2:00 o'clock in.
the afternoon at the usual polling place
but most cases the meetings were
postponed until evening baceuse of the
great amount of work that has to be
done just at the present time. If all
complied with the instructions issued
from regular headquarters, then there
were at least 60,000 people gathered
in the state of Minnesota for the purpose
of preparing for a political campaign
Each member of the league received &
letter from headquarters of which he
following is a part:
Rights And Duties
"You are an American citizen. It is
not only your privilege but it is your
duty as an American citizen to take part
in government. How good a govern
ment you have depends on how active*
and intelligent a part the voters take in
electing men to office.
"The Non-partisan League is an or
ganization built to study government
and pick out and elect to office men who
will make and enforce the laws in the
interest and for the benefit of the people.
Farmer Campaign
*1fou will vote for the League candi
dates. Very few League members will
be foolish enough to believe the lying
press and permit big business spies to
set them against the farmers and workers
the fight, but you must do more than
vote you must campaign as you never
did before.
"If you are to win this election you and
your neighbors must call on every voter
in your township and your county.
"The League speakers, organizers,,
officers and office force are all working
every minute, but 60,000 League mem
bers can do more in one week than alt
the League speakers and organizers
can do in a yeaj.
Booster Tours For Farmers
"Work every day from June lOtlr
to June 17th but set aside one day
for a special campaign. Get out as many
automobiles as possible, put on yourr
banners and parade the township. CalE
on every voter. Stir them up. See
that all are determined to get out on*
election day. Get a list of League
candidates into the hands of every voter.
"Only by getting every League mem
ber active in the campaign can we win.
If all will work there is no doubt about
the result.
"But remember, big business, the
combined capitalists, aided by the poli
ticians and some mistaken and foolish
business men are making the fight? of
their lives. If your candidates win
it won't be because your enemies don't
do every thing possible and use every
kind of lie to defeat them."
A Hot Finish
Just to what extent the campaign
will be pushed this and neighboring
counties is not known at this time but
it is rumored that in both Brown and
Nicollet Counties the farmers con
template making a booster tour thro,
the county. They will carry a band
with them and will stop at many of the~
places in the county and while there
fraternize with the town folks. From
present indications it would seem as tho
the last week of the campaign before
the Primary election would, be a
strenuous one.
Several weeks ago the Review pre*
dicted that Otto S.jOswald would soon,
cop the gold medal at the weekly snoot*
of the Hunters Club at Hunters RestL.
The prediction was verified* when &
Oswald last Sunday made the highest
score on the King target and was con
sequently entitled to the award of honor.
Chas. Hauenstein Jr. managed to grab.'
off the leather medal. The following
scores were made: IM^'^^^^^iAtf^
Otto Oswald
John Hauenstein
Jos Klaus
Chas. Hauenstein
C. Abraham
Chas. Hauenstein, Jr.
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