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The Citizens Take Hold and Bender the
Movement an Assured Success.
Ice Palace, Toboggan Slides, lire "Works,
Parades and the Like.
-A Eeal "Boreabs Bex," lire King and
borne weeks ago Julius Berndt con
ceived the idea of having a carnival cele
bration in New Ulm and as an annex
thereto as ice palace that would really
prove a diawmg card for the rest of the
wintei season. The idea did not create
much enthusiasm at fiist, buf it only re
quired a little urgiug to get the business
According a meeting was held on
Thursday evening at which the matter,
was thoroughly discussed and an organ
ization effected as follows President,
Robert Loheyde secretary, Jos. Groeb
ner, treasu-er, J. B. Arnold.
A number of business men were named
as direccors and a second meeting held
at which committeeships were assigned
Programme Robeit Loheyde, chair
man, Hugo Fischei, Hubert Manderfeld,
Chas. Stengel, Andrew J. Eckstein and
Parades Wra. Biust, chairman, Theo,
Crone, Chas Hauenstein, Fred Pfaender
and Fi ank Burg Jr.
Pi inting and Advertising W".
Johnson, chairman, C. W. H. Heidenihn
and Geo Graff
Building and Construction Julius
Beindt, chairman, Henry Frenzel and
Music Jos Sattiei, chanman, Chas.
Toberer, Geo Graff and W. Eibnei
Revenue H. Rudolphi, chanman,
Chas Stuebe, Hy Fren/el, Remhait,
John Kietsch and Jos Gioebnei,
The ice palace will be 42 by bG feet
in dimensions and will possess aichitec
tui il beauty that will suielj please.
Blue prints aie out, showing iifferent
views of the structuie and badges will
«oon be punted btaung niimatait, tut
The caiimil cclebiation will include
tiiewoiks skating, masked peifoimances
it tht palate, toboggan slides, industrial
paiades and vinous other diawing at
It is intended to have the opening day
on Fcbiuarv 4th, the same day ol the
great masquerade at Turnei Hall, and
the event will be heralded with a bulh
ant and unique industrial parade A
carnival parade will also be given on
the 18th of February.
Excursion lates trom east and west
will be airanged for the puncipal da\s»
A tegular meeting of the city council
was held on Tuesday evening, with all
members piesent, and President Kloss
ner in the chair. The minutes of the
legular meeting of Dec 3 and adjourned
meeting of Dec 4 were lead and ap
A. Cailson appealed betoie the coun
cil and petitioned the same to abate the
license he had to pay foi celling his
,oods at auction. After a lengthy dis
cusion, the nnttei was on motion, laid
on the table
On motion of Aldeiu an Boesch, it was
roolvcd that the city ittornej be in
stituted to appeal for and in behalf of
the city, in the mattei of the application
of the Minneipohs, New Ulm ii South
western R'y Co for the appointment of
commissioners to condemn Park lands
in the city of New Ulm, and that he be
mstiucted to oppose the condemnation
of more than is actually necessary for
the use of said Minneapolis, New Ulm &
Southwestern R'y Co. in crossing the
South German Park with a single track.
The council then took up Ordinance
No. 47, laid over from last meeting. Af
ter careful consideration, the sanfe was
laid over, lintil next meeting.
A petition of Chas. Stuebe and otheis
relating to abatement of butchersiiop li
cense ana the repealing of the ordinance
relating thereto, was presented, read and
aftei a lengthy discussion, was, on mo
tion, laid on the table.
On motion of Alderman Boesch, the
following resolution Mas adopted.
Whereas, under and by virtue of an
agreement entered into by and between
the city of New Ulm and the board of
county commissioners of Brown county,
g£ bearing date July 8th, 1889, the upper
story of the 3ail building locates! on the
Court House square in the city of New
Ulna, was"demised and let to said city
for municipal purposes, for the period ot
twenty (20) years from the date thereof,
upon the happening of certain contin
gencies, and at the pleasure of the coun
ty commissioners of said Brown county,
Whereas, apparently the contingencies
mentioned in said lease have happened,
and said county commissioners are now
at libeity to deliver possession of Said
demised premises to said city f^r the
purpose mentioned in said lease,
Now, therefore, oe it resolved by the
city council of the city of New Ulm, that
said city of New Ulm being desirous of
obtaining the advantages and benefits in"
uring to it by reason of said lease, re
spectfully request said board of county
commissioners to determine whether said
demised premises are still required for
county purposes, and, if not, to deliver
possession of said premises or so much
thereof as may not be needed for the use
of said county to said city forthwith.
Resolved, further, that a copy of these
resolutions be forthwith transmitted to
the board of county commissioners
through the city attorney, and that he re
quest the said cpunty commissioners to
act thereon immediately,
The Park committee reported that at
the request of several citizens they have
granted permission to them to erect an
ice palace in North German park. Re
port accepted and action approved.
The clerk reported that the bonds of
the city in the sum of $1,000 have been
duly executed, and placed in the hands
of John C. Rudolph, as ordered by the
council, the receipt thereof being placed
in his office. Report accepted.
On motion it was resolved, that from
and after this date in case of afire alarm,
a premium of $3 be awarded on the cer
tificate of the chief of fue depaitment,
to the first team arriving at the engine
house, $2 for the second team, and $ 1 foi
the thud team, pnmded, said teams
haul the hre apparatus or poition there
of, to the hre and lerurn the same to the
engine house, after the fire has been ex
Weiss Not Satisfied.
Wolfgang Weiss, the farmei in Ren
ville county, who was awarded $80 an
acie for the land which the state wants
for a park to keep green the memory of
the men who feU fignting at Birch Coulee,
is said to be thinking of appealing to
the district ceuit on the ground that he
was offered too little. If the faim land
in the interior of the state, remote from
the center of population is worth $80 an
acre, it would pa the farmers of the
state to sell out and buy cheaper lands
in othei localities. But if Mr. Weiss
thinks the award of the commissioners
too small, the state thinks it is too large,
and if he appeals, he will find the state
tiymg to cut his $80 down to about $50
or less Indeed, it has not been settled
that the state itself will not appeal from
the award. The attorney general has
been consulted by the adjutant general,
and lieie aie leasons for believing that
the courts may hold the award to be en
tirely too high —Mnneapohs Journal.
The Boston Heiald says, with a sneer,
that "Col Hemy Watterson has got his
wai paint on If some of the Boston
papeis showed as much eagerness to pro
tect the honoi of the Ameucan name as
the editor of the Courier Journal, there
would be less contempt foi us as a na
tion than there is in Europe. -St Paul
Our good friend Ignatius gets blood
thirsty as he views the wrongs of the peo
ple. In the representative he says We\
wish all the villians who demotenized
silver had but one neck, and we had^ a
rope around it. Lord! How we would
pull' And if we could not hoist 'em a
lone nine-tenths of the people would help
us, and yank the destructive scoundrels
off their feet, to dangle as high as Haa
Each of the three 15-inch dynamite
guns commanding the entrance to thehar
bor of San Francisco is capable of throw
ing a maximum charge of nitro-glycerine
and it is not probable that any armored
ship afloat could pass them. One of the
guns was recently charged with 100 lbs.
of nitro-glycerine and trained on a bluff
of spongy rock two miles away, the re
sult being a hole in the rock 30 feet in
diameter and 6 feet deep. The accuiacy
of the fire is said to be such that a ship
entering the Golden, Gate would be hit
three times before she could advance 100
AN OLD TIME MASQUERADE
Such Will be the Nature of the one to
Given at Turner Hall Feb. 1st.
There will be more genuine amuse
ment in connection with the coming mas
querade at Turner Hall than has ever
before been afforded on
similar occasions. It
is to be given under
the auspices of the
Turnverein and while
that society bas already
acquired an enviable
^reputation for success-
ful masked balls, it is the intention and1
earnest desire of the committee to have
the coming one eclipse all previous ef
forts. It will differ from masquerades
given at other places in that its cos
tumes and characters will be of real
interest to lookers-on as well as afford
ing an opportunity for dancing in dis
guise. A glance at the programme will
give some idea. There will be original
and humorous character sketches, brilli
ant and costly costumes, laughable stage
groups, interesting performances and
brilliant tableaus. The humorous pro
ductions will be entirely new and drawn
from the work of the very best of hu
moious artists. Great pains will be ta
ken by the committee to have enough
of them and enough vanety in the stage
groups to keep up the interest and en
joyment from first to last.
No children will be admitted and
every effort will be made to accomodate
all the visitors who may attend. Re
seived seats will be sold duiing the week
preceeding the ball at Alwin's diug store
and general admission tickets aie now
on sale at several places as appears from
St. Petei had a heavy day of it an
swering the many rings at the golden
bells, and was just sinking off into a doze.
His hand was on the coidou of the golden
gates, ready to pull foi another arrival.
Theie came a short, staccato, but de
cided ding a-hng-a ling
Outside stood a tall, musculai female,
with a set lcok on her face, an Alpine
hat on hei head, and bloomers—elsewhere.
"Who aie you2" he asked.
"I am the New, Emancipated, Coming
Woman," was the leply.
"All at once*"
"All at once."
"How did you get here?" was the
"On my bike," responded the N. E. C.
Woman, as she extracted a padlock and
chain fiom hei hip-paring to anchor.
"Pretty speedy on that wheel of yours?"
"Quite so," returned the blooraered
"Expect to bring the machine in with
you, Ipersume?" continued the custodian
of the final portals.
"Certainly," confidently assented the
"Then," said Petei, as he tilted his
crown ovei his left ear, "you've made a
great mistake. You have come to the
wrong terminus. Go to the other one.
You can't get in here."
"Why not?" asked the woman, the
tears using in her eyes in spite of her
"Because," lephed he of the keys, as
he stepped back upon the mnei mat,
"theie is no such thing as scorching
And the big gates closed with a sullen
clang—New Yoik World.
HEROES OF FORT RIDGELY.
The Revised List as Will be Inscribed
After great labor, the Fort Ridgely
monument commission has collected an
approximately correct and full tfst of
names of the defenders of the fort lur
ing the siege of 1862, to be inscribedon
the monument. These names have been
collected through the most reliable,
sources available, but the committee
deems it prudent to publish them in the
leading newspapers in order that they
may receive"the criticism of the public.
It invites any suggestions regarding the
following lists, as to the accuracy of
spelling',additions or omissions of names,
or any other matter that may aid in the
historical accuracy of the record* Ad
dress all communications to Charles E.
Flandreau, chairman of the Fort Ridgely
monument committee', New York Life
building,St.Paul, Minn. The committee
will suspend action for one week from
B, Fifth Minnesota Infantry
—Lnint. T. P. Gere, commanding.
Fh^t Lieutenant—N. K. Culver, past
Second Lieutenant—Thomas P. Gere.
Sergeants—James G. McGrew, A. G.
Ellis, John F. Bishop.
Corporals—W. E. Winslow, T. D.
Huntley, C. H. Hawley, Michael Pfremer,
Arthur McAlister, Allen Smith, J. C.
Prtfates—George M. Annis, James M.
Atkins, Charles H. Baker, Charles Bee
cher, William H. Blodgett, Christ Boyer,
John Brenuen, L. M. Carr, W. JL H.
Chas** James Dunn, Caleb Elphee, A. J.
Fauver. J. W. Foster, Columbia French,
Ambrose Gardner, William Good, W. B.
Hutchinson, L. W. Iver, J. W. Lester,
Isaac Lindsey, Henry Martin, J„ L. Ma
gill, John McGowan, J. M. Munday,
James Murray, E. F. Nehrhood, Thomas
Parsley, W. J. Ferrington, H. F. Pray,
Antoine Rebenski, Heber Robinson,
Andrew Rufridge, Lauren Scripture,
John Serfling, R. J. Spornitz, Samuel
Steward, William J. Sturgis. William A.
Sutherland. Ole Svendson, M. J. Tanner,
J. F. Taylor, J. A. Underwood, Stephen
Van Buren, Eli W,ait, O. G. Wall A* W.
Williamson. M. H. Wilson.
Company C, Fifth Minnesota Infantry
—Lieut. 1*. J. Sheehan, commanding.
Mat Lieutenant—T. J. Sheehan.
Sergeants—John P. Hicks, F. A. Black
mer, John C. Ross.
Corporals—M. A. Chamberlain, Z. C.
Butler, Willaim Young, Dennis Porter.
Privates—S P. BeighIey,E. D.Brooks,
J. M. Brown, J. L. Bullock, Charles E.
Chapel, Zachaiiah Chute, Sidney Cook,
H* Decker, Charles Diils, Chanes H.
Dills, Daniel Dills, S. W. Dogan L. A.
Eggldstio, Halvor Elefson, Martin Ellin
gson, C. J. Grandy. Mark M. Gieen, J.
P. Gree. A. K. Grout, Andrew Gulbian
son. Philo Henry, James Honan, D. N.
Hunt, L. Jones, N I. Lowthian, A. J.
Luther, John McCall, Orlando McFall,
F. M. McReynolds, John Malacny, J. H.
Meac^ J. B. Miller, Dennis Moreau,
Petei Nisson, Andiew Peterson, M.
Ricfer Charles A. Rose, Ross, Ed
ward Roth, C. O. Russell, W. S. Russell.
Isanti* Shortledge, Josiah Weakly, H.
Wiggins and J. M. Ybright.
ReWille Rangers—Lieut. James Gor
Fiist Lieutenant—James Gorman
Scfgeants—Theophile Ricner, John
Cc*poials—Louis Arner, Dieudonne
Sylv&ster, Roufer Burger.
Frjvates-'-Eugene Amiot, Joseph Auge,
George Bakerman, Rocque Berthume, Ed
Bibe&u, John Mourcier, Samuel Bruelle,
Da**? Carpenter, Antoine Chose, George
Digitals, Fred Danzer. Henry Danzer,
Alex|rDemarce, Francois Demarce, Carl
ton pickihson, James Delaney, Joseph
Fortjer, H. L. HobacK, George La Bathe,
FredfLa Croix, Joseph La Tour, Cydnan
Le C|air, Medore Lucier, Moses Mireau,
Thedphile Morin, Charles Mitchell, A. B.
Murk, Henry Pflorman, Ernest Paul. Hen
ry P|erce, Joseph Pereau, Thomes
Quinn, Magloire Robidoux, Charles Ro
bertf Tram ois Stet.
Citizens Company—B. H. Randall,
W511iam Anderson, Robert Baker, Wer
ner Boesch, William Butlei, M. A Dail
ey, JF. W. De Camp, Frank Diepolder,
Henry Diepolder, Alfred Dufiene, Hemy
Elflfamp, William Emench, Jo Jock
Fra^er. T. J. Galbraith, Peter Glasen,
John Halverson, E. A. C. Hatch, William
Healey, Patrick Heyfrom, George P.
Hic|s, Keran Horan, John Hose, John
Humphrey, Fritz Kort, Edward Kiein
shmidt, Joseph Kochls, Francis La Croix
William La Framboise, Carl Lenz, John
Loeffelmacher, John Magner, Pierre Mar
telle}, Patrick Murnane, John Nairn,
Denhis Q'Shea, Joseph Overbaugh, Hal
ver Peterson, B. F. Pratt, J. C. Ramsey,
Ad'ajtt Beike, August Reike, George
Reike., Victor Reike,LouisHobert, Christ.
Schieble, Andrew £chott, Louis Sharon,
Gnsfave Stafford, Joshua Sweet, Louis.
ThMe, Nic Tennis, Etlenne Vannasse, A,
J. Van Yoorhes, John Valtin, Wagner,
J. (LWhipple, C. G. Wykoff, Peter
A|" number of women cheerfully and
bravely assisted in the defense,, of
the-j for*. These rendere# especi
allyt valuable services: Mrs. Eliza
Muller* Mrs. Wilhelmina Randall, Mrs.
Valencia"J. Reynolds, Mis. Elizabeth M.
Dunn* Miss Elizabeth West, Miss Julia
Peterson, Miss Mary Rieke. Miss Julia
"dude" short for an
for car fare usually,
BLAINE. AND? .TILDEN,
H. P. Hall Recalls Interesting Incidents of
their Campaign Oareers.
"Uncrowned Patriot" is the Hame^he Gives
». to Each*
An Entertaining Chapter of Political Rem
Writing in the Minneapolis Journal for
Saturday the old newspaper \eteran, H.
P. Hall adds a new chapter to personal
political history. He says
I do not recall having seen any well
authentacated report of Mr. Blame's fad
ings concerning the Rev. Burchard's
"rum, Romanism and rebellion" incident-,
prior to Murat Halstead's fac simile re
production, in McClure for January, of
his (Blaine's) letter onthe subject. Writ
ing 12 days after the election in 1884,
he said: "I feel quite serene over the re
sult." But his next sentence did not show
an air of entire serenity. He added
"As the Lord sent upon us an ass in
the shape of a preacher, and a rainstorm
to lessen our vote in New York, I am
disposed to feel resigned to the dispen
sation of defeat, which flowed directly
from these agencies."
While Rev. Burchard helped in
Blaine's defeat and, from a political
standpoint, is entitled to the patronymic
bestowed, I desire, on behalf of fair play
for the Lord, to assign still another rea
son for the result. I always felt that
the New York law, which not only per
mits, but requnes, the burning of the
ballots after the count, made
Cleveland president in 1884.
lost New York by 1,047. and a
of a trifle more tnan 500 votes
have elected him. I claim, as a general
pioposition, there is never a hotly con
tested election in a city of 400,000 popu
lation 01 upwards, when the party in
power in the titv does not cast a good
many more than 500 illegal votes, or in
other ays keep their opponents at a ve
iy considerably laiger disadvantage than
that numbei. This axiom, as I might al
most term it, does not apply to any par
ticular political party. The sound of
men's voices and their faces vary, but
the ways of the politician are much the
same, whatever name he travels under.
My axiom will apply to Democratic New
York or Republican Chicago. But the
ballots were burned, and there could not
be A recount. Nevertheless, in my judg
ment, Mr. Blame was elected in 1884 as
clearly as was Mr. Tiluep in 1876—two
presidents-elect who never took the prt s
The dispassionate historian of a later
generation will place Samuel J. Tilden
and James G. Blaine in the very front
rank of American statesmen, owing to
their behavior when elected to the presi
dency. It needed great resolution and
patriotism for Tilden in 1876 to counte
nance and urge, in the interests of peace,
a commission which was foreordained to
give the presidency to the defeated can
didate. The popular impulse was ripe
tor a revolt, but Tilden put the crown
aside and the country was saved. In a
sense Blaine was also a victim of 1876.
If Tilden had been given the presidency
in 1876, and Blame on the first count
had only needed to find 524 fiaudulent
otes against him in the great citj and
state of New York, he would have been
chosen in 1884. While the cnsisof 1876
was perilous, that of 1884 was absolute
ly volcanic. For a few days the coun
try was on thewerge of a cml war which
would have been most awful in its ie
sults. The Democrats were wrought to
the highest pitch by the recollection of
the 8 to 7 commission of 18*6, and if a
change had been attempted in the vote
of New York, giving the state to Blaine,
there would hjwe been an instantaneous
riot in every town and city, in the coun
try. It would have been the worst of
all struggles, a hand to hand contest,
friend against friend, neighbor against
neighbor. We would have been South
Americanized in a twinkling, The daily
newspapers in most of the cities ceased
the issue of bulletins and extras to pre
vent the gathering of the turbulent. In
St. Paul, the third night after the elec
tion, the crowd in front of my office was
feeling in an ugly mood over the, rumors
that New York was being counted for
Blaine, and a visit-of a cheering Repub
lican crowd from a neighboring newspa
per had not added to the sweetness of
the occasion. Trouble was brewing,and
arrangements were being made to attack
the other newspaper cro*d. The author
ities endeavored in vain to disperse the
multitude which packed the street in a
solid mass from sidewalk to sidew^Is.
By theadvice of authoritiesand of friends,
I flashed, in this emergency, a bulletin
declaring in the most positive terms thai
a telegram just received from New York
stated that the state was counted for
Cleveland, that the Republicans had gi
ven/it up, and that that was tne last bul
letin for the night. Very tew were in
the secret, and while the Democrats went
wild, the news soon spread to the Re
publican crowd further down the street
and correspondingly disheartened them.
They had formidably barricaded the
street with trucks, wagons, boxes and
anything which could be hastily secured,
and wire arming themselves with clubs
and stones for the expected attack. The
discouraging news enabled the mayor
to persuade the Republicans to disperse,
and a fraction of the happy Democrats
swept down the street and went singing
6*Ver the barricade which half an hour
earlier would have been held with des
peration and bloodshed.
It was two days later before the result
was absolutely known, but by common
consent no more bulletins were posted
in St. Paul after that night. It was the
same in Minneapolis and everywhere in
the land. The crisis the country passed
through in those few days was not re
alized in the excitement of the moment.
Blaine's friends were debating contesting
the vote, but he was willing to accept
the result as due to "ati ass in the shape
of a preacher'' and the weathei, and ics
olutely declined to allow the contest to
be made. This result, however, was not
reached until some days after the elec
tion. The election was on Tuesday, the
4th of November, and on Friday, the 7th,
W/'1!!. Barnum, chairman of the Demo
cratic national committee, issued a pro
clamation declaring that while Cleve
land was elected the Republicans were
trying to count New York for Blame
He asked the Democrats to fire salutes in
every city in the land at noon on the 8th
to celebiate their victory and every
wheie to meet in public assemblages on
the same evening, both to rejoice and to
piotest against the attempt to give New
York to Blaine.
Late on the night of the 8th William
Henry Smith, manager of the Associated
Press, sent out from New Yoik over hi*
signature the following message
"Our footings show that Cleveland
has a plurity of 1,400. There are 18
places to hear from officially, wmch may
reduce this somewhat. If Garfield's
majorities in those places are accepted
the plurality for Cleveland will be* 724
but it is doubtful if Blaine polls as large
a vote in those precincts as Garfield,
hence Cleveland's plurality may be ac
cepted at about 1,000.
This telegram to the press of the coun
try was sent after consultation with
Blame and other leaders, and was in re
ality an official' Republican pronuDcia
mento of defeat
Time in its revenges had evened up
1876 foi the Democrats, and in its retri
butions had prevented the Republican*
from obtaining what, but for the '76
event, they* might have secured in 1884
It was better that botn wrongs should
have been borne than that our form of
government, which is a modjel foi, the
woild, should have been destroyed
The day will come (if it has not al
leady) when time has softened asperities
to such an extent that the American
people will recognize that to the un
crowned patriots, Samuel J. Tilden and
James G. Blame, they are indebted for
successfully demonstrating their capac
ity of self-government. Others have done
nobly, grandly, for the country in the
presidential chair, but no other men save
these two ever had the opportunity in
their own personality and by their per
sonal decision, to peacefully preserve
and perpetuate a government of the peo
ple by the people.—H. P. Hall.
Satan entered the gate of his strong!
hold. He looked about him.
"It used to be a place of torture,but"—
(He had just returned from the earth.
A week he had spent visiting the thea
tres, roof gardens and other places of
amusement. There he had heard ot Tril
by. He had seen Little Billie, His
Whiskers and Sandy until his eyes were
ever filled with tears despair. He had
seen the Tnlby slipper, the Trilby hose,
the Trilby corn doctor, the Trilby dance,
the Trilby walk, the Trilby garter, the
Trilby bathing suit, the Trilby sleep, the
Trilby footstool, the Trilby.,
—"Sheol isn't what it used to be.**!^"