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HAY BUILD ROADS
IN NEAR FUTURE
COMMISSIONER S DECIDE UPON
BI IMPROVEMEN FO
N. U. S. E. ROAD
MAN ROAD BRIDG E AND O E
TOW N A E S DISPOSED
O AT SESSION
One of the most important resolu
tions adopted by the Board of County
Commissioners of Brown County at
a-special meeting held Tuesday and Wed
nesday of last week was the unanimous
approval of a motion designating State
Rural Highway No. 54 as. a state trunk
highway. It was also resolved that that
part of said highway between the limits
of this city and of SleepyEye be improved
by the construction of* concrete surface
according to the plans and specifications
therefor prepared by the .Minnesota
State Highway Department. .This act
ion was taken after listening to W. E.
Matters of the State highway commission
who explained the details of the proposed
state trunk highway.
West End Road Wor
Favorable' action was taken upon the
applications of the supervisors of the
Town of Bashaw requesting an appropria
tion not exceeding $1,500 to aid the
Town in grading the public highway
between Sections 22 and 23, 26 and
27, 26 and 35, and 25 and 26, a distance
of 4 miles. Commissioners Meyer and
Johnson were appointed as a committee
to work in conjunction with the super
visors of the Town in letting the contract,
supervising, constructing, and accept
ing the work of such grading. Similar
action was taken in the matter of the
application of the supervisors of the
Town of Stark for an appropriation
to widen the highway known as the
Iberia Hill. Commissioners Palmer and
Johnson were appointed as a committee
to work in conjunction with the Town
board of Stark.
An amount not exceeding the sum of
$2,000 was granted the supervisors
of the Town of North Star to aid them
"in grading and graveling a stretch of
road between Sections 3 and 4, 9 and 10,
15 and 16, and Commissioners Graff and
Palmer were appointed as a committee
to see that the work is properly done.
The sum of $1,200 was appropriated
to assist the supervisors of the Town
of Linden to grade and gravel a stretch
of road three miles long. Commission
ers Johnson and Meyer were appointed
to act with the supervisors of the Town
in having this work done.
The request of supervisors of the Town
of Albin that the sum of $4,000 which
was awarded the Town for damages
on account of the construction of County
ditch No. 33, be paid direct to said
Town was denied because it appeared
from the ditch Hen filed with the Regis
ter of Deeds that the benefits awarded
exceeded the damages.
For a proper, observance of Memorial
Day, New Lira was allowed $120
Sleepy Eye the sum of $65 Springfield
the sum of $60 and Comfrey the sum of
Upon the recommendation of the
engineer of State Rural Highway No.
54 the auditor was ordered to pay to
the city of New Vim the sum of $500
for grading and graveling said highway
on 12th South St., between Minnesota
and Front Streets.
No Nurse Hired
Mrs. M. S. Stevenson, represent
ing the Minnesota Health Association,
appeared before the board and in a
lengthy discourse recited the advantages
and the necessities of employing a
county nurse. No action, however
ensuing year unless the Board, should
take it her action at a later meeting.
Peter Wech and August Schneider
filed applications reques ing that they
be set off with their lands from school
district No. 1 to No. 8. This will be
heard by the Board July 15 1919, at
Engineer Robertson's appointment of
Carl Case as assistant engineer of
county ditch No. 43 with a $6 per diem
and expenses as provided by law was
approved of by the Board.
The application of George Rewitzer
of SleepyEye for a reduction of moneys
and credits taxes and that of M.'. Miklas
for the refundment of personal property
taxes received the .approval cf the Board
and the applications weie forwarded
to the State Tax Commission. The
application of 'Geo Fesenmaier for
refundment was rejected.
Board of Audi Repor
The Board of Audit filed its report
with the county commissioners from
which it appears that at the close of
business February 28, 1919, there was
on hand-the sum of $198,975.76 of which
amount- $75,000 is on time certificates
of deposit. With a balance in the
treasury cf ..$235,875.19 November 1,
was taken by the Board and the county absolutely needed on this end of the
will be without a visiting nurse for the division, and which our people patriot
ically passed up when' it was taken off
to conform with the conservation prog
ram, but now that the war is over with
and orders covering conservation have
in a great measure been withdrawn,
they can see no good reason why they
should longer be denied the convenience
of this train. It is expected that the
railroad officials will now realize that the
traveling public is entitled to a re
instatement of this train at an early date.
total receint« to March 1,
*-h ^"m ^f $/H^908 48.
of the total taxes levied for the year
19f8 ai!d feaTahce to taxes from
1917 and prior years, the sum of $117|,
479.12 has been collected and there is
Still to be collected the sum of $435,
Prom the written report filed by Com
missioner Polkow it appears that the
sum of $509.45 was expended for work
in gravelling State Road No. 10. From
the written report filed by Commission
er Palmer it appears that the sum of
$59.35 was expended in maintaining
State Road No. 8, the sum of $163.20
for maintaining State Road No. 9 and the
sum of $285.20 for work done in main
taining State Rural Highway No. 54.
All these amounts were ordered paid
Upon the request of Deputy Herm.
Jahnke, the county purchased* the Rem
ington typewriter used by the,*C6unty
Draft Board for the sum of $60*and the
request of the auditor for a new Under
wood' typewriter was referred, to the
No action was taken on the application
of certain voters ofBurristown request
ing that Boys Lake be raised. This
matter will, however, be taken up at
a later' meeting. ./'•••
The application of E. H. Schwartz
of Leavenworth for financial aid in con
structing, a bridge across the north
branch was rejected because the bridge
in question is not a county bridge.
Hereafter each commissioner will have
authority to purchase the necessary
road tools needed for use on state roads
in his district.
Improv New Approache
Acting upon the request of the city
council of the city of New Ulm, presented
by Mayor Eibner, the Board resolved
to apporpriate out of the Road and
Bridge Fund a sum not exceeding
the amount of taxes paid into said fund
during the year 1918 on property within
the corporate limits of the city to cover
the expenses to be incurred in improving
the approaches leading to the bridge
crossing the Big Cottonwood River on
Cottonwood Street. Commissioners
Graff and Meyer were appointed as a
committee to work' with the city council
in having said work done.
Upon motion it was resolved to forward
to the Tyler Relief Association the sum
of $9 remitted by the village of Cobden
and the sum of $14 sent in by the Town
Fred Christiansen's request that Ab
stract Book No. 5 be rebound was laid
over to a subequent meeting.
Will Visit Anok a
I was also decided that the entire
board proceed to Anoka Friday morning,
March 28th, to be present at the open
ing of the bids for contract to be let
for the construction of concrete road
work on a state trunk highway in
Sherburne county. After allowing the
usual grist of bills, the Board adjourned.
WANT E S FLIE BACK
That the lack of adequate train service
on the Northwestern line west of Manka
to, which was made part of the discussion
at the last monthly meeting of the New
Ulm Commercial Club, is not only felt
by the business men of this city may be
seen from a petition signed by a great
number of business men of Springfield.
The Springfield Advance has this to
say on the subject:
"If the unanimity with which a
petition was signed by our business men
and citizens last week has any prestige
there are bright prospects of securing
the re-instatement of the old Hughes
train, which was taken off of this run
as, a war measure to meet with the
government's conservation plans over
a year ago. The petition was circulated
by Messrs. W. G. Frank, W. A. Ochs,
and Dr. B. J. Lattimer at the same time,
that this committee made the rounds
of the business places of this city to
secure funds with which to finance
the Orpheus band.
"The re-instatement of the Hughes
train would go a long way toward
re-establishing a train service that is
Mrs. J. A
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Viola Hall from Madelia visited
at the -home of Mr. and Mrs. C. N
Robertson during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Soren Nielsen returned
from their wedding trip last Saturday.
They will make their home in New Ulm..
Miss Bessie Schrader who has been
visiting with her aunt in St. Peter for
several.weeks has returned to her home
in this city.
John Keegan who visited at his home
in New Ulm the past week, returned
to St. Paul Sunday, where he will con
tinue his studiessat St. Thomas college.
The Missionary Society of the Cong
regational church will
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Herman/ Minneapolis Monday to report at their
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Alwih are the
parents of a baby girl, born a week ago.
John Esser and W. I Esser made
a short business trip to Mankato, Tues
Jake Esser and Frank Koenig of
Mankato were New Ulm visitors over
s. Arno Weddendorf is making
a visit with relatives and friends in
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Bieber are making
a visit with relatives and friends in the
A. M. Oswald left for Sleepy Eye
on Monday where he wilt attend to
John Hetlinger who visited at the home
of his sister in Brainerd for several weeks
has returned to his home in thfc city.
'John, Mensen and -joe DuVeneker
of Adrian, Minn., visited with Bern
hard and Arnold Esser and their families
on Monday. She is a niece of Mr.
Miss Adela Maass has returned to her
home in Gaylord after a several days'
visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Fred Bielke of New Auburn was in
New Ulm last week to visit with Mrs.
Bielke who is receiving treatment at a
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Englebert made
a visit at the Chas. Fricke home in
•MT j. a 4. S VT TYI various places unscrupulous agents
Mankato Sunday, returning to New Ulm •,. f.
on Monday I
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fischer from
Morgan came to this city the fore part
of last week, The latter underwent a
minor operation at the Union hospital
and is getting along nicely now.
Private Philip L. Lange, member of
the Hickory division which has been
overseas for some me, arrived safely in
New York last Friday. He informed
his parents by telegram, saying that he
is well. He went on board March 16,
at S. Nazaire at the mouth of the Loire
Ora Krienke, brother of Mrs. C. H.
Dirks visited over Sunday at the Dirks
home. He was recently discharged from
the army, being located at Camp Miller.
He has left for Mankato where he is
working for a lumber company.
Rev. C. J. Albrecht and daughters
received the sad tidings last Saturday
informing them of the death of the
former's sister, Mrs. H. Quehl. She
passed away Saturday afternoon after
being in poor health for three years,
suffering from a stroke of paralysis.
Rev. Albrecht of this city, Rev. Em.
Albrecht of Fairfax, Rev. Gustav Al
brecht of St. Peter, and Mrs. Koehler
of Nicollet, have gone to Arlington to
be present at the funeral services.
George Grunnet, Jr., ~whose parents
live in this city writes them that he is a
member of the 78th Division of the
National Army'of New York, Delaware
and New Jersey. They arrived in
France June 8, 1918 and were assigned
to the Limey Sector, St. Mihiel front.
September 16 to October 4 they were at
Grand Pre, St. Juvin Sector and from
October 16 to November 5 they were
in the Muese Argonne offensive. An
account of their activities given in
French paper shows that they captured
6 officers, 392 men, 4 pieces of artillery
and 43 machine guns. The 78th is
called the Lightning Division and their
symbol is a crimson semi-circle crossed
Schnidt'from a '.n white streak of lightning The
division colors are crimson and white.
Yeoman Albeit J. Kuehn and Corp.
Wm. C. Kuehn, brothers of Mrs. A.
J. Loeffler enjoyed a pleasant visit at
the Loeffler home the forepart of the
week. Both of the boys had just received,
Mr. and Mrs. Christ. Lindmeyer are ment of a fee. The public should be
the parents of a baby boy who made on its guard against such men. If you
his appearance last Saturday. Mrs. have a just, claim against the govern
Lindmeyer will be remembered as Ella ment for compensation for a soldiers'
Schmidt. death, no agent is needed. In fact, the
Miss Helena Fischer of Morgan was not lecognize an
operated upon at the Loretto hospital
and Mrs. Henry J. Berg. She is getting government allotments and allowances,
their discharge from the service and had) arrangements be made by the
very msmy interesting experiences to
relate. Albert served on board the
U. S. S. Naizmond and made several trips
across, being stationed at New York,
on his return. He says they were often
in danger but were always successful I
in dodging the German submarines.
William worked with the Light Engineers
of the Second Army in France. He
was in the midst of many air raids
and once was three minutes distancefrom
Metz. He was discharged from Vamp
meet Friday I. Grant, 111., Friday. They left for
CO-OPERATIV E S O E
Mrs. Christ Rinkelof Stt,P»ter died
Saturday, March 22, at the age of 75
Henry Grussendorf spent several days
the forepart of the week in Rochester,
where he consulted physicians.
SmMr. and Mrs. H. Peterson and two
children from Wheelock, N D., are vis
iting at the N Henningsen home. They
will be here for a week.
s. Eleanora Mullen will ieave next
week for St. Louis where she will make a
visit with the family of her daughter, Mrs.
L: E Fritsche of Minneapolis
and Mrs. R. W. Cushing of Tracy were
visitors at the home of Sheriff Wm. J.
Julius during last week.
Sheriff Wm. J. JuUus spent about a
week at the home of his sister at Moquo
keta, Iowa, returning today. His mother
accompanied him on the trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Baumann of Lam
berton, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Wilt of
Lamberton and Mr. and Mrs. George
Wilt of Morgan were in New Ulm the
latter part of last week to attend the
funeral of Mrs. Mary Kirsch.
NQ. CLAIM AGENT S WANTED •:.'
appeared, who offer to collect claims
soldiers and soldiers' families, on pay-
you must make the
yourself. The same is true of
County Treasurer Henry J. Berg was Gross chapter of your community
in the cities the early part of last week, "and he, with the help of the lawyers
where he attended the installation giving their time to this work will advise
ceremonies of the new archbishop Austin ldiers and their families as to their
Dowling, as a delegate from New Ulm. claims, and help them to fill out the
A Fathers and Sons banquet will Proper papars. No fee is charged,
given at the Met hodist church parlors supported by con
Friday evening. The following have tributions.
been requested to speak on this occasion:
Dr. Tibbetts, from Marshall the Rev.
Reineke, and W. A. Fiff from Fairfax
needed in the collection of
insurance. Go to the president of the
COLLECTO O BE HERE
Deput will visit New from
April 7 to April 11.
Arrangements have been made to
send a deputy internal revenue collector
to New Ulm, on April 7, according to
an announcement by E. J. Lynch,
collector of Internal revenue for the
district of Minnesota. He will remain
helping taxpayers in preparing excess
proats and income tax returns and also
to give information relative to revenue
taxes which have been imposed by the
1918 revenue act. He will be at the
local post office during these days to
meet all those who' are in doubt about
anything in regard to their taxes.
It is further announced that persons
who have neglected to file income tax
returns beofre March 15 may be relieved"
of the^penalty of $1,000 for failure to
file returns if they voluntarily file their
returns now, attaching an affidavit
setting forth the reasons why the re
turns were not filed on time.
For persons who desire further in
formation relative to income and excess
profit taxes it will be advisable to con
sult with the deputy while he is at the
local post office.
The idea of having a farmers' co
operative store started in Sleepy Eye
was realized last week by the formation
of a company which will incorporate for
$30,000 or more and which already has
bought the building known- as the J.
Schroepfer corner. The name of the
company will be the Farmers' Mer
cantile company and it is presumed that
either Aug. Schiroeder or Frank Neu
decker will be the manager.
PLAN K. C. CLUB HOUS E
The local St. Patrick's council of the
K. of C. at atneeting last week, Monday,
discussed a plan for the erection of a
club house of their own. The matter
regarding suitable property was placed
in the hands of a special committee,
which will report at the next regular
meeting of the council. The council
now holds its meetings at the Catholic
BAND CONCERT AFTER EASTER
At a special business meeting of the
Hofmeister band which was called after
rehearsal Monday -evening, it W as de
cided to have a concert at the Armory
shortly after Easter. Thd necessary
committee in clfcrge. It was generally
agreed to keep the program within a
reasonable limit so as -to leave time for
the dance which is to follow the concert.
Announcements as to the actual date
and the numbers to be played will be
A communication from the St. Paul
Association of Commerce was read,
inviting the Hofmeister band to take
part in a state band contest, which is
to be held in St. Paul during the month,
of May. No decision was made in
regard to this matter but the secretary
to ask the promoters
for fuller information.
Now open for T)usiness
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