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Early Pioneer Passes Away.
Mrs. Lucilia A. George passed away
at her home on South Washington
Street Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock
after a brief illness. Death was due
to partial paralysis, superinduced by
a nervous break-down. The strain
from the long illness of her husband,
the late Capt. 8. A. George, who died
only ten weeks ago, left her in a
weakened conditio^ and she was not
strong enough to throw off the effects
of a paralytic stroke with which she
was afflicted the Saturday previous to
Mrs. George was past 74 years of
age, having been born in the County
of Brsdford, Pennsylvania, on May
19, 1838. She was one of the very
early pioneers of this vicinity, having
come to Brown County with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tuttle,
as early as 1855 and has since that
tine been a resident of the County.
In the year 1857 she was married to
Almond Loomis in the Town of
Milford. The Indian Massacre which
occurred 5 years later proved1 a
greater tragedy to her than to many
of our citizens, because of the death of
her young husband on August 19th.
He was a member of that brave band
of 20 of the Leavenworth settlement
who volunteered to go out as a relief
party to the aid of the people living
along the Cottonwood River. When
they returned late in the afternoon of
the same day they were attacked by
the Indians while crossing the marsh
near the Hospital and Loomis was
one of the nine who were killed.
After the Indian Outbreak Mrs.
Loomis went back to her parents in
the Town of Milford and lived with
them until her marriage to Capt. S. A.
George which took place in the year
1865. From that time until the year
1887 she lived on her farm in the Town
of Sigel and since then has been a
resident of New Ulm.
The deceased was a devoted wife, a
kind and loving mother and a very
neighborly and noble woman. She
was always ready and willing to be of
service to her family and friends and
many have been the recipients of her
kind ministrations. She reared in her
own home Walter Dahm, now a
prosperous merchant in Truman,
Minn., and when her eldest daughter
died, Mrs. George brought home with
her Lula and Albert Loomis George,
the latter a mere baby but a few
weeks old, and raised them as her own
children.QOf her it can be said that a
truly good and noble woman has gone
to her reward. She is survived by an
only daughter of her second marriage,
Mrs. Knud E.| Mo and seven grand
children, issue of a daughter of her
first mariiage who died when her
youngest child was but a few weeks
old. These grandchildren are Almond,
Irvin, Edmond, Lienton, Lynn, Lula
and Albert Loomis. She is also
survived by an only sister, Mrs.
Esther Behnke of this city and by her
one brother Frank Tuttle of the Town
of Home. Rev. A. E. Norman of the
Unitarian Church officiated at the
funeral which took place from her late
home Saturday afternoon. A mixed
quartette and Mrs. Nels J. Ouren sang
appropriate selections. Interment was
made at the City Cemetery.
Rev. David Morgan, gubernatorial
candidate of the Public Ownership
party fired the first political gun of the
local Socialists at Schell's Hall Sat
rday evening. The hall was comfort
ably filled and all paid close atten
tion to the speaker who devoted some
time to the last Legislature and quoted
ro the book of Linn Haines show*
ing how the people's money is being
spent, and the scheming that underlies
some of the laws that we have on our
I li A I:-
"The Shepherd of the Hills."
Occasionally some play strikes a
note that rings out clear and true In
the midst of the commonplace, and
impresses its auditor with the thought
that it was written not for gain, not
for pasttime, but because some man
had something to say to other men
and he took this means of expression
"The Shepherd of the Hills,"
Harold Bell Wright's dramatization
of his novel of the same name, is this
kind of a play. Mr. Wright had' felt
within his soul the peace and beauty
of the hills and he wished to set down
their meaning before him. He made a
play tbat in plot is compelling, one
that never fails in sincerity. The
people who move in it are so human
that the auditor will pick them out fox
like and dislike as if be really knows
There is the shepherd, the man who
came to the hills to learn, and re'
mained to teach Old Matt, who
cherished the memory of a wrong that
could never be righted Young Matt, a
Hercules of the hills country, whose
strength of heart and soul equaled the
strength of his body Sammy Lane,
bright and buoyant with the youth of
the hill country, and the other quaint
characters that enliven the play with
The scene of the play is in the high
hills of the Ozark mountains. The
mists of the valleys, the glories of the
sunsets, the magnificent vistas from
the summits have been brought out
by the wonderful ingenuity of the
scenic artist and electrician's craft.
It is the spirit of the land that Mr.
Wright has caught that makes the
play one that is unique and one tbat
will stand in a field of its own.
"The Shepherd of the Hills" will be
the attraction at the Turner Theatre
next Sunday evening.
Our First State Wide Primary.
Last Tuesday's State wide primary
held under tbe law which was prepared
so hastily at the June special session
of tbe legislature has in no way dis
credited tbe law considered as
whole. The election machinery needs
oiling a little with the grease of
common sense and ordinary under
standing to make it run more smoothly
but it is no fault of the law that many
of the voters and tbe judges as well
failed to understand it thoroughly
before trying to make use of it. Con
siderable of the blame for this lack of
understanding should be laid at the
door of scheming politicians who went
about decrying the "second choice"
feature and making it appear to the
bewildered voter that to express a
second choice would nullifv his first
choice when the law as it is meant to
operate provides for exactly the
opposite and gives the voter two
chances at winning out instead of one.
It is useless to expect the best results
so long as ignorance prevails among
any part of the voters.
So there is nothing in the results of
the primaries that reflects discredit on
the direct nomination plan. People'
were slow to avail themselves of the
privileges afforded them but tbat was
to be expected. The mass alw
moves slowly and conservatively in
such innovations. They want to try a
new idea out before trusting it im
plicitly. It was so when the Australian]
ballot was first introduced. It was
years before all were ready to accept
it. No doubt the same will be true of
the present new idea but in the end
there will be no thought of ever going
back to the old nominating conven.
The failure of the voters to make
use of the second choice privilege no
doubt resulted in some poor nomina
tions—one very conspicuous one on
the Republican ticket—but we have
had just as ooor nominations under
the old system and besides the nomi
nees were then obligated to the poll
ticians who did their wire-pulling for
them and landed the nominations.
Now the nominee can snap his fingers
at the wire puller and feel tbat the
voter is back of him. Isn't this an
improvement to be valued?
Dr. Welser Republican Elector.
Saturday afternoon Dr. Geo. B.
Welser received a telephone message he was stricke-n
from a member of the Republican
State Central Committee asking him if
he would be willing to serve as a Presi
dential elector-at-large, at the fall elec
tion. For a minute tbe Doctor was
stumped, because this offer of political
preferment came so unexpectedly
When he had recovered from his sur
prise and been assured that by accept
ing he would not displace Emil
Hage of our city, be accepted. New
Ulm has thereby the destination of
furnishing two of the Republican elec
tors-at-large which is certainly honor
enough for one small city.
VOLUME XXXIII. NEW ULM, BROWN COUNTY, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,1912.
Flags flying at half-mast
early morning light indicated
Dim that another of her
citizens had completed his
labors and passed on to what
beyond holds. Charles Silverson who treasurer for a year
has long been prominent in business in 1893 to our city
circles both at home and abroad, one
of tbe best known men Minnesota
in his line of endeavor, died early
Saturday morning, September 21st,
after making a long, hard fight to
regain his health which a .life of
arduous undertaking had impaired.
The immediate cause of death was
dropsy which was the culmination of
a complication of physical ills frr
which Mr. Silverson had suffered for
many months. It was known that his
condition was most serious but the
end came suddenly after ali, following
closely on a hemorrhage ot tbe
stomach which occurred Wednesday
last. Tbe patient rapidly became un
conscious and remained so until life
became extinct not quite three days
later, shortly after midnight Friday.
Charles Silverson was born in
Baden, Germany, 62 years ago last
August. His parents decided to come
to America and tbe father came on
ahead to prepare a home but died at
New Orleans before his family joined
him. Tbe mother and children came
to Cincinnati in 1854. Tbe boy at
tended school in that city until as a
lad of 12 he was apprenticed to a
baker. After six years the young man
decided to start in business fn* bin-
self and set up a
conducted successfully for a number
of years. His business* brought him
into close touch with flour jobbers and
he finally became a member of one of
the largest firms of this nature in
Cincinnati at that time, A Schmitt &
Co. This brought him into contact
with flour manufacturers, among tbem
being the early proprietors of tne
Eagle Mill. He familiarized himself
with the qualities of their product and
with the advantages our city possessed
to make it a splendid milling center
and in tbe prime of life he came to
New Ulm, filled with the ambition to
make of tbe plant here an enterprise
worthy of tbe location.
His first step was to purchase tbe
Eagle Roller Mill which he did in
September, 1886, and his next to in
crease its capacity nearly 100%,
making of it a 350 barrel mill. This
as the first of many enlargements
and improvements which have ranked
the mill as one of tbe three largest in
the state and one of tbe first ten in the
country with an output of 5000 barrels
daily. Mr. Silverson has alwaws
remained at tbe head of this enter
prise, directing its policy long after
with Illness. At the
time of his death he was th« largest
holder in this great manufacturing
industry and his value to the company
may be judged by the immense in
surance carried by tbem on their
Mr. Silverson was a man of splendid
business insight and of sterling in
tegrity. He was known for his decisive
actions and his ability to carry a
thing tbru to a successful termination.
He was an indefatigable worker and
this tendency led him to overdo at
times and finally resulted in ill health.
He was always identified with one
side or the other of any question that
was before the public. He knew what
he thought and did not hesitate to
President of Eagle Roller Mill Co. Buried Monday
in the express himself. In this way he
to New always figured as a leader. He took
leading an active interest in school matters
earthly and became nresident of the board of
the life-education after having served
bakery which he find the relief he hoped for and finally!
He was elected
council but re-
signed after serving a year and some
In the fall of 1894 Mr. Silverson left
New Ulm and resided in Cincinnati
for seven years but be remained
president of the
He was also at
member of three
and Loan Asso
president of the
during his absence,
one time an active
ciations and was
Eureka Soap Company of that city,
and served a term as member of the
city council of Cincinnati during his
residence there. After his return to
New Ulm he was elected mayor in
11)04 and again in 1906, holding tbe
office until January, 1908, when he
resigned because of his intention to
make an extended tour of Egypt and
Western Europe. It was at this time
that he was married to Miss Katharine
Taney of St. Paul
Mr. Silverson was a widely traveled,
a well-read and thoroughly informed
man, a gentleman in the best sense of
tbe word, kindly and genial to friends
and acquaintances and a model
husband and father.
Mr. Silverson's quest of health is
well-known. He took treatments for
several months at St. Barnabas
Hospital in Minneapolis but did not
was pursuaded last fall to take a.
complete rest and during the winter he|
made a Jong ocean voyage to Hawaii,'
Japan, China and the Philippines,
returning to Minnesota in late spring
time. He submitted to two operations!
before a trip to Carlsbaad was decided
upon. That, however, proved too]
great an undertaking for him and he'
returned from Chicago where he had
gone expecting to leave for New York
and Germany. This was in July and
bis condition g^ew steadily less hope
ful from that time on altho he was
able at times to ride about the city,
even taking part in the auto parade
which was a part of the home coming
celebration. This was his last public
appearance altho be was driving
about in his car but a few days
previous to his death.
Funeral services were held at the
home Saturday afternoon and the
funeral party consisting of tbe
relatives accompanied by Dr.
Strickler, Mr. J. H. Siegel and Mr.
Charles Vogtel left on the 3:39 North
western for Cincinnati where interment
was made. The Knights Templars
and the Blue Lodge attended the
services here in a body. Rev
Wheeler as Chaplain of the Masonic
Order officiated. AH business bouses
were closed between the hours of two
and four in respect to tbe dead. The
Eagle Mill and the Citizens State
Bank also closed their doors Monday
afternoon as the final services were
held in Cincinnati at tbat time.
The surviving relatives of the
deceased are his wife, a three-year old
son, Charles, two daughters of former
marriages, Mrs. O'Donnell of Gin
cinnati and Miss Lottie Silverson ofJ thruout the state in these things.
Chicago, his brother, William
Shelb.vville, Ind., and his sisters,
Mrs. Fred Sommer of St. Paul, and
Mrs. Louis Zepf and Miss Barbara
Scbubach of Cincinnati.
Changes in Church Affairs
The conference of the German M. E.
Church which makes the assignments
of pastorates for the year finished its
session Sunday last, a number of
changes being made, which will be of
interest to the local congregation
Most important to them is tbe ad
vancement of Rev. Dr. Sautertothe
Superintendency of the Minneapolis
District which extends over most of
Minnesota and North Dakota. Dr
Sauter will enter upon his new duties
the first of next month, the family
leaving New Ulm the middle of next
week. Rev. Dr. Blume who has been
tbe Superintendent of tbe Minneapolis
District since he removed from New
Ulm has been appointed to tbe pas
torate of First Church of St. Paul.
The vacancy caused by Dr. Sauter's
promotion will be filled by Rev. C.
Hobn who comes here from Charles
City, Iowa, where he was last year's
president of Charles City College but
resigned to re-enter the ministry.
Dr. Sauter came to New Ulm from
St. Paul's College at St. Paul Park
in October of 1903. During his in
cumbency of nine years tbe church
has prospered along all lines. The
membership has increased yearly in
spite of the fact that many of the
members have removed from the city.
The young people have become
interested in the church work because
it has been systematized so that there
are definite ends to work for, a very
essential thing where young, active
spirits are concerned. The Sunday
School has been thoroughly organized
along standard lines with the latest
ideas applied. It is graded exactly as
day schools are and there are yearly
class promotions. Teachers are
trained in the Normal Department and
this work has interested many of the
young people of the congregation.
The Sunday School here was the first
Banner Sunday School of the state
and has always kept in the front ranks
with an ever-increasing membership.
Probably the chief factor in pro
ducing this excellent showing is the
harmony that has prevailed between
congregation and pastor. Dr. Sauter
speaks most highly of the corps of
splendid workers who have stood with
him in his efforts to upbuild and
strengthen tbe church he guided.
Dr. and Mrs. Sauter have taken so
large a part in the activities of their
circle that they will be greatly missed
but the promotion is a pleasing one,
giving as it does a wider, broader
field and since New Ulm is in the
Minneapolis District it is to be ex
pected tbat tbey will often find it
possible to visit with their old
pirishioners. Dr. Sauter will be in
charge at the Quarterly Conferences
of tbe local Church which will bring
him here every few months.
(Real Estate Assessment
The taxation articles which this
paper has been publishing during the
year have shown up the workings of
the Tax Commission and those who
have read them will not be greatly
surprised at the action of the Board
in making this raise in valuation
because there are such vast inequali-
Judge Olson Highly Endorsed.
Judge} Olsen received a splendid
endorsement at the recent primary
election which augurs well for an
overwhelming vote at the November
election. The vote by Counties com
posing the ninth Judicial District is as
a a a a a a W
Under date of September 14th the
State Tax Commission notified Co.
Auditor L. G. Vogel that they con
templated raising the real estate
assessment of New Ulm and Spring
field 25% and Sleepy Eye 20J)(, above
the amount as returned by the County
Board of Equalization. Upon the
[representations of the County Auditor
tbat the contemplated raise was emi
nently unfar, a hearing was granted
[for Monday, Sept. 23rd, at 9.30 o'clock
a. Hi. County Auditor Vogel, Chair
man Polkow and Commissioner
Steinke appeared before tbe commis
sion and in a lengthy discussion our
representatives showed up the injustice
of the proposed action of the com
mission. No decision was reached at
the time and it may be several days
before the commission will make
known their final decision in the
Ringdal Carries County 2 to 1.
The number of dyed—in—the wool
partisan voters in the County does not*
exceed 1200 according to the returns
and constitutes about one third of the
vote that will be cast in tbe fall elec"
tion. In spite of the faet that the polls*
were open as early as 6 o'clock a. m„
and were kept open as late as 9 o'clock*
m., and the weather was ideal for*
an election, drizzling enough all day
to prevent the farmers and laboring'
men from working, only a very smalt
number of tbem found it convenient to*
attend tbe polls.
The party votes cast were as follows:'
New Ulm, 1. Ward
Sleepy Ee, 1. Ward
Sleepy Eye, 2. Ward
In North Star one
ballot was cast and in Stately one Re
publican showed up at the polling'
place. With the exception of the office
of Commissioner for the First District,,
there was no contest for the nomina
tions for County Offices and the candi
dates received practically the party
vote. In the Commissioner contests
Dr. J. P. Graff won out over Schno
brich by a majority of 46 votes.
Judge Olsen proved the favorite can
didate for the Judgeship receiving 60&
more votes in the County than
Mathews and 1364 more in the entire'
P. M. Ringdal carried the County/
against Andrist by the respectable*
majority of 116, this being practically
a 2 to 1 vote.
Among tbe gubernatorial candidates
on the Republican ticket, Gov. Eber—
hart, was an easy winner in the Coun
ty, securing a majority of 99 votes*
over the entire field.
The canvassing board consisting of
Justices of the Peace N. Henningsen off
New Ulm and J. J. Ray of Springfield*
Alonzo Pickle of Sleepy Eye, Otto*
Hummel and Clerk of Court Carl P.
Manderfeld of New UIJI, commenced!
their arduous duties Thursday morn-'
lag at 10 o'clock and completed theav
late Monday afternoon Because they
were candidates themselves, the Coun
ty Auditor and Chairman Herman
Polkow were disqualified to serve as?
members of tbe canvassing board an
Judge Olsen appointed Alonzo Pickle?
and Otto Hummel te serve in their
places. The Justices of the Peace were?
also designated by the Judge.
We give a detailed account of the*
vote for the old parties in another
column of this issue.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Flor anal
daughter, Miss Eleanor, went to the*
cities last week to attend toe marriage?
of Albert Flor and Miss Aurelia*
Scanlon both of St. Paul last Tuesdays
Mr. Flor is well known here, having
been the junior member of the la
firm of Eckstein & Flor five years ago.
The Review extends belated congrat