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Weather Ideal and Arrangements
More than 3000 people thronged
Young America's city park last Sun
day afternoon, doing everything with
in their power to make the golden
jubilee of the Pioneer Maennerchor of
that place a most successful event and
in that they more than succeeded.
The visitors came by team, by auto,
by regular and special train and from
the way they started in to amuse
themselves it was apparent from the
outset that they had attended German
Volksfests before and would manage
somehow to havre a good time. The
tillage was beautifully decorated and
the spirit of hospitality was in the air
and everybody felt perfctly at home in
a short time.
New Ulm's contingent left by special
train at 8 o'clock and arrived at their
destination shortly before ten, and
headed by the Second Regiment Band
proceeded to the Saengerhalle where
A. J. Alwm in a few well chosen
words presented to the jubilar on be
half of the New Ulm Maennerchor a
beautiful bow of red. black and gold
with appropriate inscriptions.
At one o'clock the festivities were
officially opened by a parade which
started from the hall and proceeded to
the park through the principal busi
ness streets' of the village. Arrived
at the park every one immediately
proceeded to enjoy themselves. The
younger people enjoyed themselves
dancing in the dancing pavilion and
the others listened intently to the ex
cellent music furnished by the Second
Regiment Band and the singing by
the various singing societies.
About 3 o'clock, August Ackermann
introduced Albert Steinhauser, the
speaker of the day. In the course
of his remarks, the speaker paid the
German pioneer a high coraplimenf,
referred to the fact that in spite of the
privations and hardships he had to
undergo, he found time and delight in
organizing and maintaining singing
societies, in furthering the cause of
freedom, in maintaining the German
customs and the love for the mother
tongue. He referred in glowing terirs
to that small band of liberals who 50
years ago oiganized the Pioneer
Maennerchor and who through their
united efforts, through self-sacrifice
and 3elf-lessness kept the organization
alive, built a home of which they
could well be proud and who by
adhering to the old German customs
proved conclusively to the American
public that celebrations of all kinds
could be carried to a successful con
clusion without disturbances of any
Speaker maintained that the idea
that so many have that humanity can
be bettered by law and force is an
erroneous one and that the more liber
ty is accorded to the people the less
they would be apt to abuse that pri
vilege and that the only guarantee
we have for the moral and ethical
development of the human being is
for the individual to build up and
develop his own character, that he
must do that from within himself and*
that all outside agencies are of no
avail. He referred also to the grow
ing class consciousness among the
proletariat and hoped that the time
was not far distant when the laboring
man would consider himself the equal
of every other man and that with the
advent of this condition the desire to
accumulate wealth would diminish,
jealousies of all kinds and the spirit
of condemnation would disappear and
love, and love only would be the
moving force in all our actions.
The ladies' chorus under the able
leadership of A Alwin certainly
won laurels for themselves. When
ever and wherever they sang they were
surrounded and attentively listened to
by enthusiastic admirers. It was cer
tainly praiseworthy and just the thing
to do when they seienaded the old
guard, the old timers of the Pioneer
Maennerchor and in a short time all
the singers had assembled there and
all joined in that beautiful, soul
stirring song "Das ist der Tag des
But of all the numbers of the pro
gram that appealed to the vast mul
titude were the calisthenic exercises
by the Ladies class of the New Ulm
Turaverein under direction of Profes
sor Herman Hein. Twenty winsome
girls gave an exhibition in club
Candidate for
County Auditor.
To the Voters of Brown County:—
Two years ago I promised parties
"that are after county offices them
selves this year and to others" that I
would not be a candidate again for
re-election, but the activity of my
friends, urging me to continue to serve
the public embarrassed me somewhat,
so I am obliged to change my attitude
in politics and submit to tne will of
these friends that have expressed a
friendliness for me or an interest in
my success, and I therefore announce
myself for re election to the office of
County Auditor I have had the honor
to serve the good people of this
I feel proud of having enjoyed the
good will and confidence of the pub
lic, and I will furthermore say, that
if I am again gifted with re-election to
the office, my ambition will be to con
duct the affairs of the County in the
auditor's office as heretofore, for my
past record as your servant speaks
for itself. Respectfully,
Louis G. VOGEL
New Uim, Aug. 17, 1910.
First Day's Attendance. Com
petent Corps of Teachers.
Normal Department.
Monday, August 29th, the doors of
the New Ulm public schools opened
for the fall and winter term, to the
great joy of the boys and girls of New
Ulm, who were eagerly waiting for
that day to come. The teachers, all
of whom were mentioned in last week's
Review, were present with Supt. Hess
at the head. The total enrollment on
Monday, the first day, was 680. One
hundred and twenty-live of these are
high school students. The normal
department enrolled twelve students,
four of these are former New Ulm high
school graduates. This term has
started out with the prospects of an
increase in the number of scholars
during the next few weeks. Many
have been at work and others have
not yet returned to the city from
vacation trips etc.
Brow County Sunday
The eighth annual Brown county
Sunday school convention convenes
at Springfield to-day (Wednesday)
and will continue till tomorrow even
ing. The following delegates from
the Methodist church expect to attend:
Mr. Henry Durbahn, Dr. G. F.
Reineke, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Durbahn,
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Dirks, Mrs. Geo.
Durbahn and daughter, Mabel, Miss
Adeline Durbahn, Miss Lizzie Geb
hardt, R. E. Alwin and daughters,'
Esther and Hilda, Mrs. C. P. Blume
and son, Clarence, Mrs. R. D. Lillie,
Chas. Lillie, Bessie Lillie and Mrs.
C. H. Sauter. The following will
represent the Congregational Sunday
school: Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Lien
hard and son, Lowell, Mrs. H. P.
Blomquist, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Otto
meyer, Mr. Fritz, Mrs. R. Massapast
and daughter, Janet, and Miss Janet
Russell. Mrs. Blomquist and Mrs.
Sauter will be speakers at the con
swinging and dancing steps and they
certainly did themselves proud and
they were rewarded for their efforts by
vociferous applause.
All in all, the golden jubilee of the
Pioneer Maennerchor' was a decided
£ucccess. Just imagine 3000 people
enjoying themselves to their heart's
content, each one trying to make the
event a success, singing, laughing,
talking, joking and listening, without
a disturbing element, and you have a
good picture of what transpired at
Young America last Sunday.
^..y.l»t" rilin iLlmli I I—,
(Continued from last week
The principal event of Friday was
the detailing of one hundred and forty
men under the command of Capt
Tousley, to go to Leavenworth, west
and south of Fort Ridgely, expecting
to find persons there unable to escape
that might be rescued, but nothing
definite was known in regard to the
situation there. Drs. Mayo, Ayers and
myself joined the command—I again
having a seat with Dr. Ayers. The
route was across an open prairie, and
we had not proceeded far before we
discovered three mounted Indian
scouts to the north keeping in line
with us and watching our course.
Late in the afternoon we reached the
vicinity south of Fort Ridgely, and
heard cannonading going on there,
for the first time, the sounds reaching
us at short and regular intervals.
After its significance had fully im
pressed me, I said to Dr. Ayers that
the Indians had attacked the fort in
great force, and as scouts had been
watchiDg our course, in case we con
tinued our march to Leavenworth,
they certainly would withdraw from
the fort during the afternoon or in the
morning and cut us off. We had ex
pected to remain at Leavenworth dur
ing the night, returning the next day.
Dr. Ayers agreed with me fully, and
rode forward and consulted with Capt.
Tousley, who called a halt, and gave
his reasons for doing so, and asked
the command to express their wishes
by a showing of their hands. It was
carried by those in favor of going
forward by two or three votes.
We continued our march for another
From the roof of the Erd building, a
central business block, with a glass,
an extensive view was had of the sur
rounding country, and from this point
of observation a watchman was on
duty during the day.
The first surprise and alarm of the
morning came when at guard mount,
west of the town, Lieutenant Edwards
was instantly killed by an Indian so
concealed in the grass that danger
was unsuspected-.
from the roof saw the Indians collect
mg some two miles west of the towr,
and signal smokes from the northwest.
His observations were confirmed by
officers and others.
Reminiscenses^of the Little Crow Uprising.
Dr. A. W. DANIELS in the St. Peter Herald
hour, the warning notes of the cannon extending of the flames,
coming to us regularly the sun was
nearly setting, night coming on. and
fatigue was telling upon the command
when a second halt was called and
another vote taken, which resulted in
rin order to return to New Ulm. We
reached onr return destination after
midnight, thoroughly worn out and
disgusted from this long and useless
march, which might have resulted not
only in the destruction of the com
mand, but perhaps the capture of New
The morning of Saturday was warm
and fajr, and we hopefully looked for
ward to an uneventful day. Much
time had been taken in preparing for
an attack, by burning outer buildings,
digging rifle pits and loopholing such
walls as might be made serviceable.
Saturday morning Col. Flandrau had
given me a dozen men and I had bar
ricaded the avenue a little west of the
Gross hotel.
The certainty of a deadly conffict
with a barbarous foe, when no quar- few minutes consideration, and seemed
ter is expected, is a most trying test to promise important results. Capt.
of courage, but, with few exceptions, Dodd leading the small "body of
the situation was heroically accepted, twenty-five, rushed forward with a
The women and children were hurried cheer, hardly coming within the In
to places of safety, the command was dian lines before receiving a deadly
got under arms, the physicians select- volley, which hurriedly sent the small
ed rooms for receiving the wounded— command back to positions of safety.
Drs. Mayo and McMohan in the Capt. Dodd wheeled his horse and
Dacota House and Dr. Ayers and reached a log blacksmith's shop,
myself in a store room on the opposite when the horse plunged forward. Par
side of the avenue. tially supporting himself, others as-
Within one hour the large body of sisting, he was taken into the build
Indians tvho had lean forming on the
west were seen to be moving rapidly where he was made as comfortable as
upon the town. The signals indicated
a like approach from the north.
When aware of their approach Col.
Flandrau posted his men upon the
slope of one of the terraces on the
west, with a line of skirmishers in
front. Little Crow was mounted and
led in person his warriors, who were
on foot. In a long line with flanks
cuived forward, they approached in
silence within a quarter of a mile of
the defenders, whenthey gave a terrific
war-cry, and rushed forward upon a
run, holding their fire until they had
received that of our men and then
delivering an effective volley at elose
range. The defenders fell back in a
panic and the whole line retreated to
the barricades. The assault was well
executed, and had it been pushed to
its limit it might have resulted in the
capture of the town. But our men
soon rallied behind the barricades
and buildings, which arrested the on
ward rush of the Indians, and com
pelled them to seek protection of the
outer buildings.
Lieut. Huey, with seventy-five men,
was ordered to the ferry to prevent the
Indians from crossing from the north
side. Either from a misunderstanding
or over confidence he crossed his com
mand to the north side of the river,
there meeting a large body of the
enemy, retreated to Nicollet, and was
not seen again uutil the following
day. This unfortunate event was a
serious loss to the defense.
The firing from both sides became
rapid, sharp and general—the Indians
gradually pushing their way in sur
rounding the town, which they ac
complished before midday. They
fought with the utmost boldness and
ferocity, and with the utmost skill
and caution, from every hollow and
grass patch, and from behind every
house and hillock or log.
The crisis came at 2 p. m., when the
Indians fired buildings on both sides
of the avenue in the lower part of
town. Strong wind was blowing from
the east and the conflagration threat
ened the destruction of our only de
fense. Col. Flandrau rallied a suf
ficient f@rce, and charging down the
street, drove the enemy from the
avenue. But, just at this critical
time, the wind changed to the oppo
site direction, and clouds that had
been gathering for hours, shed upon
our threatening locality, a sufficient
shower of rain to prevent the further
The unfortunate incident in the
day's battle that led to the death of
Capt. Dodd has never been correctly
reported. In justice to the brave men
that participated in that critical
movement a correct understanding
should be had of the reasons that, at
the time seemed to make the under
taking imperative.
It will be remembered that Capt
Huey had retreated toward Nicollet
in the morning, and all through the
day we looked for his return with re
inforcements, which really took place
the following day.
About 5~p m., tnere appeared be
yond the Indian outer line, at the
east some forty or fifty men, march
ing in single file, under the command
of an officer, carrying an American
flag. They were dressed in citizen
clothing and had all the appearance
of the reinforcements we had been so
anxiously looking for.
The Indians had again gained pos
session of buildings on the avenue
east—perhaps five blocks from the
Dacota House—and from that posi
tion were delivering a galling fire
upon our line.
Immediately, on discovering what
all thought to be our reinforcements,
Capt. Dodd, in a short, impassioned
speech, volunteered to lead any that
would follow, to the clearing of the
avenue of Indians, and joining our
About 8 o'clock a. m., the watchman reinforcements beyond. Rev. Father
Sunrisen and Dr. Mayo both made
brief speeches, urging all to unite in
support of Dodd. Some twenty rren
fell into line—Dodd and Shoemaker
mounted and proceeded down the
avenue. It was a movement of only a
A temporary cot was provided,
possible. The building was loopholed
and a half dozen were firing from it,
as it was one of the important posi
tions on our outer line. Dodd had
received three mortal wounds, two
other slight wounds, and the horses
ridden by Dodd and Shoemaker were
both killed. The writer from our
hospital, had witnessed the whole
movement, and saw Dodd fall, hur
ried to his assistance. There was
little that could be done, as he was in
a dying condition, surviving onlv
about one hour. He appreciated his
condition, and met it courageously,
giving me messages to his wife and
Bishop Whipple with the utmost cool
ness and consideration. Thus passed
a courageous and heroic spirit—a
man of large mental endowments, and
one whose life had been full of stir
ring incidents.
(To be continued.)
Candidate for
Superintendent of Schools.
Robert Bruce Kennedy has filed on
the Democratic ticket for county
superintendent of schools. Mr. Ken
nedy has been a resident of New Ulm
for a number of years and is a native
of Brown County having been born in
the town of Home. He is now 37
years of age and has taught in the
public schools for over 12 years. He
is well and favorably known and has
many friends throughout the county.
Mr. Kennedy is worthy of the support
of the voters and if elected will give
his full time and attention to the up
building of the schools.
Co. A Team Wins over Co "K".
The match arranged between the
rifle teams of Co. "K of St. Peter
and Co. "A'' of this city was held on
Sunday, August 28th on the local
range. The result was a victory for
the Co. A team, they winning out
by 48 points over the St. Peter boys,
the score beitag 792 points for CapN
Pfaender's team and 754 points for
Capt. Quane's team. The weather
conditions somewhat handicapped all
of the men and no exceptionally good
scores were made, Capt. Pfaender
making high score of the day with 126
points. A return match, to be held at
St. Peter, is likely to be arranged
towards the end of September.
Following are the scores:
Co. "A".
200yds 300yds
Neumann, R.
Neumann, V.
272 260 792
Co. "K".
200yds 300yds
Totals 241 254
Committed to Asjlum.
Frank J. Huber,for many years one
of the political figures of St. Paul,
and former president of the Board of
Aldermen, was Thursday commuted
to the state insane asylum at St. Peter.
Mr. Huber's condition became
known several days ago and Wednes
day he was transferred from his home
1903 Stewart avenue, to the city
hospital upon the adv'ce of his
physician, Dr. T. W. Stumm. Thurs
day a commission composed of Court
Commissioner Henry Gallick, acting
for Probate Judge Bazille, Assistant
County Attorney Patrick Ryan, and
Doctors Stumm and Angus McDonald,
held an examination of the unfortunate
man at the hospital and decided that
his condition warranted his transfer to
the asylum.
A combination of unfortunate cir
cumstances has led up to Mr. Huber's
mental collapse. About a year and a
half ago, his cafe on Seventh street
was destroyed by fire. Later he was
defendant in an action brought by the
Law Enforcement league, and the
death of his wife occurred last
February. He has not been physically
well for several months, and it is
thought the loss of his wife affected
Mr. Huber. A brother from Wiscon
sin, was present at the hearing Thurs
day. %$*gjgj tffj**? ifpsrC"^
£„Dead Shot at Livers.
"1 hear, doctor, that my friend
Brown, whom you have been treating
so long for liver trouble, has died of
stomach trouble/' said one of the phy
sician's patients. "Don't you believe
all you hear," replied the doctor.
"When I treat a man for liver trouble,
he diet of Uv8r*aQufal»''-4BrerybQdy*s.
Practical Demonstrations by Sue-
cesful Bee men, Showing
They Secure Big Hone
Over $800.00 in Premium in he
Bee Keepers's Department at
the State Fair This Year
123 Premiums in All.
The exhibit in the Apiary Depart
ment of the State Fair this year will
be larger and more interesting than
ever before, according to plans that
have been made by the Minnesota Bee
Keepers' Association. The raising of
honey has grown to be one of the im
portant industries of the state and an
entire building is devoted to a display
of the product and its culture. Thai
association has just announced the
following program for State Fair
Week, together with the appended
regulations and suggestions whioti
will be of value to bee keepers and u*
the public generally:
TUESDAY 1.30 P. M.
First— "The Greening method tt
secruing a large amount of horey
from a few hives."
Second A demonstration of Ibt*
several methods of transferring dls*
eased bees to new frames and hives,
by Mr. Hamlin V. Poore State In
spector of Apiaries.
A demonstration of practical queen
rearing, by Le Roy Alwin of New Uliu.
E. L. Hofmann's method of hive
manipulation to secure the largest
amount of honey.
Other demonstrations equally valu
able may be given. The abova nave
been definitely arranged for.
Mr. N. E. France, manager of the
National Bee Keepers' Association,
will talk to bee keepers on "W at,
Expect of Demonstrations at F.iirs."
The times of the above eveutd aie
subject to change by the super mieu
dent of the Apiary Department.
Attention is called to the geoprom
premiums offered $805 being h«ld UJI
for division among the 123 pie mum*
offered. Iu order to compete for thtt-t*
premiums' application should be mide»
to the secretary, C. N. Cosf.ro*e.
State Fair Grounds, St Paul, Minn.,
before September IstL
Designations Made on Program jr
Six Features of the Program.
The six days of the state fair, I
ning September 5, and ending -»*|»ien
ber 10, will have particular eveois cf
speeial interest to designate th^m.
Monday will be known as Taft and
Labor day. President Taft wi'l ar
rive at the state fair grounds .ibout
2:15 and after being shown through
the buildings and driven arounJ the
raee track will speak before the grand*
stand at 2:30. For the Labor day
features remarkable exhibits have
been installed by the unions among
the liberal arts displays in the graoil
stand and there will be other appio
priate events to make the day u-emoi
able. The labor unions are planning
to spend the greater part of their spe
cial holiday at the fair ground*, and
for this reason will hold then- street
paradeearly enough not toeoc-iei with
the fair arrangements A. H. Gar6eld,
secretary of Labor day committee of
St. Paul Trades and Labor assembly,
has written to Secretary Cosgrove,
saying that the parade will start
promptly at 9 o'clock and end at 10.
and that has been so arranged that
there will be no delays of car service^
or other interference.
Tuesday will be Roosevelt and St.
Paul day. This announcement will
will be enough to pack the fair
grounds to the limit. Colonel Roose
velt will deliver a short address be
fore the grandstand at 2:30 in the af
The other special days as announced
will be Wednesday, Derby dav Thurs
day, Territorial Pioneers and cooser
votion day Friday, Minneapolis day:
Saturday, automobile day th
big races and speed exhibits

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