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BY A HOWLING MOB
\OLD RESIDENT OF VILLAGE IS
SUBJECTED TO INDIGNITIES
PROMINENT FARMER'S WIFE IS
ROUNDLY ABUSED BY "VIGI
Lamberton was the scene of mob rule
a couple of hours last Saturday. Dr.
Albert Zindel, a veterinary, a prominent
citizen who has resided in Lamberton for
a great many years as the victim of the
mob and was forced to march from his
home to the so-called public square of
the village and was compelled to kiss
the flag. The mob then marched to the
home of Anton Manderfeld, a retired
farmer, for the purpose no doubt, of
subjecting him to the same sort of treat
ment. Mr. Manderfeld did not happen
to be at heme and this part of the
program had to be cut out. However,
they roundly abused his wife and then
tore down a black flag which the Mander
feld children had manufactured and had
playfully placed on the chicken coop.
This flag was torn down and in its place
was put the "Stars and Stripes." Before
leaving the mob threatened the Man
derfelds with direful consequences if
Sj.they dared remove the emblem which
Sjad been put up.
The mob is variously estimated fo
have consisted of about 30 to 50 people,
prominent 2mong whem were the super
intendent of schools of Lamberton and
two of his assistants, a minister of the
gospel, seme business men, a lot of half
grown-ups and children.
Accused of Insulting Flag.
Dr. Zindel is accused of insulting the
flag. This he stoutly denies. What led
up to th* unwarranted action of a small
orticn */|-amberton's citizens was an
alWd&t&^chat Dr. Zindel had with
Gejorge^&uegel, Mayor of the village
easier in the day. It seeirs that Mayor
Kluegel had placed seme Red Cress
tickets in the store of Peter Seifert, a
hardware dealer, for whem Zindel is
working. About ten o'clock Saturday
morning, Ma\or Kluegel called at
SeifeTt's to collect the tickets and the
cash for the tickets that might have been
soW at this particular place. No doubt
Jpsved because no tickets bad been sold,
Ce made several remarks, among them
saying that a certain number of people
in Lemberton, including Dr. Zindel,
were being led around by E. C. Stein
hauser, another Lamberton merchant.
This, attack was so uncalled for that
Zindel assumed the defensive and dared
Kluegel to say that to Steinhauser and
ended by calling Kluegel a hypocrite.
Thereupon Kluegel struck Zindel ard
the latter promptly fleered the Major.
As seen as Kluegel regained his feet, he
went for Zindel again and kicked him.
It was then that the Doctor closed
en the ma\cr and ga\e him a treunemg
Mayor the Aggressor.
Mayor Kluegel later admitted that he
had been the aggressor ard the two
practically called it square, the Doctor
withdrawlrg the word "hypocrite" that
he had hurled at the Mayor's head.
Shortly after the trouble **County
Attorney Albert Emersen and Kepresen
tative-at-large A- J. Fraxel, attorney,
geared on the scene and interviewed
del, Peter Seifert, the owner- of the
and another man, all cf whem told
seme stcry frcm which it would
ear that Kluegel was the aggressor
to bkme for the altercaticn that
id taken place. Er. Zindel went heme
usual at the noon hour and was about
eady to return to work when the mob
appeared and forced him to accompany
them to salute the flag. When the mob
came for Zindel, his wife objected and
she was rudely shoved aside. Frcm the
excitement that she went thru, she is
now on the verge of nervous prostration.
"s-A prominent traveling man, who was
an eye-witness to the affair on the public
square stated to a Review reporter that
in his opinion and as far as he could see,
the sympathy of the people present, out
side of the mob was decidedly with Dr.
May Prosecute Mob Leaders.
Who conceived the idea of getting the
mob started is not positively known, but
suspicion points to one man in particular.
doubtful if Dr. Zindel and Mr.
Janderfeld will allow the matter to rest
^ind it is highly probable that the whole
matter will be aired in the courts. At
any rate both of them were in the city
Monday for the purpose of consulting
HANSKA BOY IS INJURED
STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE
Einar Midtbrudget, the 5-year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Midtbrudget df
Hanska was struck by an automobile
while crossing Minnesota street, shortly
before 6 o'clock last Thursday afternoon.
The boy was standing on the corner of
Minnesota and First North streets, with
his mother, when he dashed across the
street to get a drink from the bubble
fountain. As he ran back he passed in
front of an automobile at the curb, and
directly in the path of a car driven by
Emil Brandenburg of Waldorf, who had
just arrived in the city from that village
with his family.
Mr. Brandenburg, who was driving
slowly, stopped his car almost instantly,
but not quick enough. As the little
fellow fell the car struck his head,
causing a slight concussion of the brain.
He was taken to the office of a phy
sician where he was given medical aid.
He is reported as recovering rapidly and
will soon be out again. Fortunately
the car was traveling at a slow rate of
speed or the little fellow would un
doubtedly have been killed.
PROGRAM IS READY
FOR COUNTY FAIR
FREE ACTS FOR ANNUAL SHOW
AHEAD OF ANYTHING BEFORE
The program for the Brown County
Fair, to be held in this city August, 27,
28 and 29, was practically completed at
a meeting of the board of directors
Thursday evening. The fair promises
to be the biggest event ever staged by
the Brown County Agricultural society,
in its history.
The society has decided to give away
a Ford automobile in a county-wide
ticket selling contest. This feature will
be under the direction of E. A. Pfefferle,
who has been appointed chairman of the
committee with authority to select his
Rival to State Fair*.4*
One of the features of the fair will be
the night attractions, which have not
before been attempted. There will be
fireworks to rival those given by the
Minnesota state fair at St. Paul, and will
be on practically as large a scale. The
principal night attraction will be a battle
scene between a fort and a battleship.
The set piece will be eighty feet long
and thirty feet high, and promises to
be exceedingly realistic. The act is to
be put on by a Chicago fireworks com
pany, who will send their representatives
to take charge of the work. It will be
staged both Tuesday and Wednesday
Other free acts will include the
Elaborate Free Acts.
There will be one act each day by
Howard Fielding and Helen Carlos,
presenting America's greatest skating
The six Cornallas, the original novelty
catapult acrobats and trick cyclists will
give two acts each day. They will
introduce several difficult stunts of
gl mnastics on wheels.
The Randow Trio wrill give two distinct
acts each day as follows: Act No. 1—
Comedy bumps and falls, intermingled
with rapid fire ground acrobatics and
burlesque boxing. Act No. 2—Eccen
tric novelty, introducing sensational
somersaulting, head and hand balancing
entirely different frcm all others.
The areoplane flights and balloon
ascensions en Tuesday and Wednesday
will be the leading attractions at the fair,
and will replace the time worn horse
races, and the directors believe the later
features will be much more attractive
to the great majority of those who will
Two Fine Bands.
Besides Hofmeister's band the directors
have engaged the famous Orpheus band
of Springfield for the last day of the fair.
Monday will be entry day, Tuesday
New Ulm day and Wednesday Spring
field, Sleepy Eye and Hanska day.
Base ball is also to be a big feature and
Secretary W. E. Engelbert is working
out abase ball program which is sure to
be a big winner. Announcement of
further details he expects will be made
The directors have been engaged for
several months working on the program,
which has evolved upon the shoulders
of Secretary Engelbert, who has been
largely responsible for securing the ex
cellent attractions for the fair.
With good weather the attendance
this year should beat all records.
Hanska is going* to celebrate the
Fourth and wants all New Ulm to come
down and help.
WORK IS OUTLINED
BY SAFETY LEAGUE
EXECUTIVES AND AN ADVISORY
COUNCIL HOLD MEETING AT
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION ARE
ADOPTED AFTER CAREFUL
The articles of association of the Public
Safety League of Brown county were
adopted at a meeting of the officers of
the organization and the advisory coun
cil, at a meeting at the Court House last
Thursday afternoon. There were about
seventy-five present, and included a
number of farmers from various parts of
the county. The action was to ratify
the work done by F. W. Murphy of
Wheaton, who had been authorized at a
meeting held at Sleepy Eye on June 2,
to draft the articles of association. This
Mr. Wheaton had done and his work
Will Assist Farmers.
President H. Hess explained that
one of the main objects of the association
is to assist the farmers in caring for
their crops which includes doing every
thing possible to secure adequate and
suitable farm laborers for the harvest
or whenever needed.
To assist the government in making a
survey of the probable food production
in the state, blanks have recently been
sent to every farmer, asking for a state
ment of the crops that he expects to
raise during the season,'and also a re
quest for an estimate of help he will
require during the season. President
Hess said he had received a response
to practically all of the blanks sent out
in this county.
Secretary Reads Articles.
Secretary R. B. Kennedy read the
articles pf association, after which thejj
were (taken, up,}section bj| sectidr^dis
cussed and adopted nearly as they haC
been submitted., As passed they are as
Articles of Association.
We, the undersigned, residing in Brown
county, Minnesota, and vicinity, mind
ful of and fully appreciating the fact
that our nation is engaged in war, and
wishing to perform our duty as loyal
citizens of the United States of America,
'do hereby adopt the following articles
The name of this Association shall be
Public Safety League of Brown County,
The purpose of the League shall be
to foster and inspire patriotism and
loyalty to request all persons to serve
the state and nation during the contin
uance of the war to mobilize the civic
and industrial forces of this country and
to that end encourage the tillage of
every acre of land and village lot and the
raising of livestock with a view,to the
maximum production of foodstuffs to
support public officials in the performance
of their duties to promote domestic
tranquility, economy, and prosperity
to aid and encourage enlistment in the
army and navy to give aid and cemfort
to those dependent upon men of this
country who are serving the nation to
aid and co-operate with the Minnesota
Commission of Public Safety and
generally to do what shall frcm time to
to time seem necessary to promote and
advance the interests of the United
States of America.
Every person, irrespective of age or
sex, who loves America and respects its
institutions, shall be eligible to member
ship in this League.
The officers of this League shall be a
president, seven vice-presidents, secre
tary, treasurer, and advisory counci}
consisting of the members of the Board
of County Commissioners, the chairman
of the town board of each township, and
the executive officer of each farmers'
club, civic or fraternal organization,
church, charitable or other association
of Brown County, Minnesota. All
officers of the League shall likewise be
members of the advisory council. There
shall be an executive committee of three,
selected by the officers of the League^
which committee shall have power to
act in all cases where a meeting of all
the officers of the League is neither
necessary nor practicable.
Until the first annual meeting in June,
1918, the following shall be the^officers
of the association: President, H. C.
Hessjr first vice president, P. W. Johnson
(Continued on page 2)
NEW ULM, BROWN COUNTY, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2T, 1917.
QUIT PRESENT JOB
VETERAN SENATOR TO REFUSE
ANOTHER ELECTION TO UP
PROVISO IS TO EFFECT HIS
SUCCESSOR MUST BE SUIT
Vance Chapman of St. Paul, writing
to the Review says it has been learned
definitely from Washington that Senator
Knute Nelson would finish his official
and political career with the close of his
present term. There is a proviso, how
ever, to the effect that he who would be
his successor must be to the senator's
liking. Mr. Chapman says:
"With the receipt of the news from
Washington the kingmakers got busy
and the eligibles mentioned would make
a respectable directory. First comes
Fred B. Snyder of Minneapolis and in
order follow the present executive,
former Governor Eberhart, State Auditor
Preus, Congressman Miller of Duluth,
Attorney General Smith, Senator Sullivan
of Stillwater, former State Auditor S.
G. Iverson and a score of others. Not
unmindful of the fact that the race is not
always to the swift, the Democratic
kingmakers have also been doing some
figuring nd Iheir hopes run to such
live ones as James Manahan, Judge
Stanton of the sixth district, Frank A.
Day, private secretary to the late
Governor Johnson, and S. D. Works,
former state insurance commissioner.
A Minneapolis merchant prince is also
under consideration. As James Mana
han has allied himself with the Non
partisan League movement, Democratic
endorsement would seem out of place,
but Jim at one time marched in the
ranks of the unwashed and was quite a
PoUtjcal power. %£&- .w«
•f *Wifet the Republican se2f~JSa%?
is going to do at the close of his present
term, which makes.four straight terms,
has been the concern of quite a few ever
since Frank B. Kellogg of St. Paul got
by. There have been many conferences
at Washington with Knute and those
interested sitting in, but if those in
terested ever got anything direct from
the old war horse they have kept it
under cover. The assumption would
be that they got little outside of in
ference and intimation, for if there is a
more foxy politician at Washington than
Knute he is yet to be found. He does
not burn his bridges behind him. Fred
B. Snyder of Minneapolis, it is said,
would like to succeed Senator Nelson
and he has hundreds of friends who
would aid him in satisfying his ambition.
It is known that Mr. Snyder conferred
with the senior senator at Washington
some months ago, but what resulted has
been kept quiet. State Auditor Preus
is 'another who has sat in with Knute of
late, but be also has kept a close mouth.
Some day Mr. Preus desires to succeed
the senior senator, but it is believed that
he will make one more try at the auditor
ship and then aspire higher.
Dwyer Again Troublesome.
That the democracy of the state will
have to again contend with T. J. Dwyer,
the "Boiler Maker," who made such a
miserable showing in the last guber
natorial contest, seems certain. Dwyer,
it is reported, has stated that he will
file again, as he does not believe he got
a square deal in the last contest. Dwyer,
however, will have a fight on his hands
this time and the scrap will undoubtedly
come in the person of Judge Stanton of
Bemidji. Letters received in the Twin
Cities this week tell that Judge Stanton
has agreed to allow the use of his name,
and that he will put up a vigorous fight.
That Dwyer's entrance into the Demo
cratic gubernatorial fight will be frowned
upon by the big fellows goes without
saying, but Dwyer is just as hard headed
as they and he comes pretty near being
a man of his word.
Favorable for Rate Increase.
Railroads of the state will shortly
appear before the state commission in
defense of their petition for a sub
stantial raise in freight rates and it looks
pretty much as if the petition would be
agreed to. So far the letters, petitions
and resolutions pouring in on the com
mission have been in the companies'
favor. Among those endorsing the in
crease are men who heretofore have con
sistently fought high rates. The cam
paign put up by the railroads takes in
every small town and shipping point in
the state and the wonder of it all is that
the ^opposition is practically nil. The
whole represents one of the prettiest
usees of organization work seen in yean.
OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
BY TELEPHONE COMPANY
At a meeting of the directors of the
New Ulm Rural Telephone Compnay,
held at the offices of the company last
week the following officers were elected:
President, Fred Pfaender vice president,
H. P. Bastian secretary, A. G. Bier
baum treasurer, William James manag
er, Otto R. Kohn. Mr. Bierbaum,#who
has been assistant secretary for several
years, succeeds F. H. Retzlaff as secre
tary, and William James of this city
succeeds Alex. Russell of West Newton
as treasurer. Otherwise all of the
officers were re-elected.
The company expects to move into
its new office building within a few
CORNER STONE IS LAID.
The corner stone for the new Catholic
school building at Comfrey was laid last
Thursday. Right Rev. J. Trobee of
St. Cloud, retired, conducted the services.
A class of seventy-five girls and boys
were confirmed the same day by Bishop
Trobee. Dinner was served by the
ladies of St. Paul's church at Comfrey.
AT REDWOOD FALLS
CHARLES LAMBERTON. GARAGE
MAN SHOT DEAD BY BUSI
Charles E. Lamberton, well-known
transfer man and garage owner of Red
wood Falls, was shot and instantly
killed Sunday afternoon. William
Rosendahl, formerly a blacksmith and
for many years in the employ of Lamber
ton, is under arrest charged with the
murder. Recently Rosendahl engaged
in the automobile business, since which
time a life-long friendship between the
two men had become severed.
Were to Settle Differences.
Returning Sunday afternoon to his
garage from a transfer trip to North
Redwood, falls, Lamberton found Rosen
dahl waiting for hfm.' Together th^sy
went to theliandstamd square, near the'
hotel, in the center of the town to fight
out their differences. Arriving there
Rosendahl is said to have drawn his
revolver and shot Lamberton, killing
Brandishing his revolver at the police
he attempted to make his escape, but
was soon captured, and is now in jail.
Relative of Alex. Russell.
Mr. Lamberton was a brother-in-law
of Alex. Russell of West Newton, being a
brother of the late Mrs. Russell. He
leaves a wife and six children. He is also
survived by a brother at St. Peter, at
which place he lived when a boy, but
located at Redwood Falls a number of
years ago. The funeral was held at
Redwood Falls yesterday.
Rosendahl is married but has no
WARNING TO CITIZENS
Citizens of New Ulm are warned to
use city water supply with as great care
as possible in view of the threatened
shortage. At the present time the supply
is not sufficient to permit of its use for
sprinkling Minnesota Street and every
one should refrain from using the supply
for lawns and other unnecessary purposes.
In case of a fire, the small supply on hand
might result in a serious fire and it is
for this purpose that every citizen should
make it a part of his duty to see that not
a gallon is used unnecessarily. Special
efforts are being made by the pumping
station to keep the supply up to the re
quired minimum but without the co-oper
ation of consumers this is an impossibility
and suffering is sure to result unless all
do their share in conserving the supply.
SOLDIER RECEIVES HIS
ORDERS TO STAY HOME
It is evident that young men who have
enlisted and are sent home to await
orders are expected to stay there until
called out, as the following from the St.
Peter Free Press would indicate:
"Curtis Boler and Wallace Hallberg
returned Monday from Sparta, Wis.,
where they had been working for about
a week in the construction gang at that
place, which is putting the camp grounds
there in readiness for some of the artillery
of the regular army and for officers'
reserveiorces. While there Curtis wrote
the naval authorities at the twin cities to
send his transportation expenses to
Sparta, when he was called to the service.
He- immediately received a letter ordering
him to report in St. Peter, and that he if
did not his transportation charges would
not be paid. So he gave up his job and
returned to this city."
TO LEAGUE STORY
RALLY OF NON-PARTISAN PO
LITICAL ORGANIZATION A
TOWNLEY SAYS WAR PROFIT
ERS ARE WORSE THAN
Nearly 3,000 people, mostly farmers^'
gathered in Turner park Friday after
noon, to hear the gospel of the Farmers*"
Non-Partisan Political league expounded,
by the men who organized the league in
North Dakota a little more than two
years ago. They heard the story of the
league, its inception, reason and ac
complishments. The latter had to do,
with the sweeping of its party ticket into*
power in the Flickertail state in one year
after the organization was effected. The
league is now growing rapidly in many
other states, and especially so in Minne
sota. One of the speakers made the
statement that there are 1,500 members
of the organization in Brown county.
Day Starts With Rain.
Rain in the early morning threatened
a disagreeable day, and no doubt kept
many away, who otherwise would have
been present. However the clouds
cleared away before the morning had
far advanced and the result was a perfect,
afternoon for the big gathering.
New Ulm business men, thru the Com
mercial club had assisted in making the
affair a success, and the visitors were
welcomed by President G. A. Ottomeyer
of the club and Mayor L. A. Fritsche on
behalf of the city. President Ottomeyer
took occasion to call the attention of the
farmers to the fact that the interests of
the small business man and that of the
farmer are identical, and that" greater
progress could be made and the interests
of aJL-aerxid to -better advantage,by
j?Uitiyating the_ community spirit, be
tween town and country. Mr. Otto
meyer's remarks were heartily applauded^ /M
More Donnellys Needed,' ","g\
Mayor Fritsche followed in a talk
in which the city's executive bid
the visitors from far and near a hearty
welcome, and assured them the town was
theirs while they tarried within its
gates. The mayor lauded the Non
partisan league movement, and referred
briefly to other farmers' movements
which had come and gone, but said he
hoped and honestly believed the present
organization would be as permanent as a
rock. He spoke of the Farmers' Al
liance, of which the late Ignatius
Donnelly was a leading spirit, paying SL.
high tribute to the latter and declaring
that he wished there were "Four hundred
and fifty Ignatious Donnellys in con
gress at the present time."
President Ottomeyer, who had opened
the meeting, then turned the gavel over
to L. M. Samuelson of Lajayette, a.
member of the executive committee of
the league, who presided during the
balance of the meeting. Mr. Samuelsort
paid a high tribute to the business men.
of New Ulm, who thru the Commercial
club, he -said had made the present
gathering the great success that it had
proved to be. He said the club had
donated the music for the occasion and
also paid liberally toward the advertising^
which had been no small itenu
Governor Frazier Absent. J*
Mr. Samuelson explained that thru anr
unintentional mixing of dates, Governor
Frazier of North Dakota, who had been *l
announced as one of the speakers, was
unable to be present, but that his place
had" been filled by four other speakers* "Tvv
who .he thot could easily interest the 3Nj
great audience present. He then in
troduced Charles W. Barnes of St. Paul* '3§§
who delivered a stirring address on the ~jj
aims, object*" and accomplishments of
the league what it had done in North
Dakota and what it was already bringing
forth in Minnesota. He called attention
to the fact that altho a great bulk of the j!r
citizens of this state are farmers they "A.
are very •poorly epresented in the
state legislature and not at all on the
board of Tegents of the public institu
tions of the state, altho the greater part
of their support ifc provided by the
farmer tax-payers. He said there are
seven lawyers on-the Public Safety Com
mission, but not a farmer.
Mr. Barnes took occasion to "roast'*'
the Minneapolis Journal for its attitude
toward the league, declaring the Journal 4
to be bufthe mouthpiece of the Minne
apoiis Chamber of Commerce, which be*
said not only feared the league, but
would do all in its power to'crush out
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