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MOB VICTIM LOSES
IN LOWER COURT
JUDGE ACCEPTS DEFENDANTS'
PLEA OF "PROTECTING"
JOHN MEI NTS.
1HLAN, CONNELL, LEAS
BEDFORD DENIED TAKING
PART IN OUTRAGE.
MANKATO, Minn.—John Meints of
Sioux Falls, S. D., victim of a mob
-which deported him from Luverne,
Minn., into South Dakota and tarred
«nd feathered him, lost his $100,000
damage suit against 32 prominent resi
dents of Luverne as a result of anamazing
charge to the jury by United States
District Judge Wilbur F. Booth.
Judge Booth accepted the excuse of
fered by the defendants, that they had
deported Meints in order to "protect"
him from some other mythical mob
and said the deportation was not only Mrs
"lawful but commendable."
Judge Booth found no violation
Dakota line. The only crime commit- I
ted was the tarring and feathering
identified by Meints did the job
Steps have been taken by Meint's
attorneys to appeal the case to the
United State circuit court of appeals.
Judge -Booth emphasized the point
that Meints went with his kidnapers
Meints* Son Injured.
When the mob stormed the Meints'
farm house, F. J. Meints, his son, was
severely beaten and his wife mistreated.
The telephone wire was cut. Though
armed and determined to -sell his life
dearly. Meints agreed to go with the
The jury was out only two hours.
The only question the 12 men had to
decide under Judge Booth's instruc
tions was the indentity of the four men
who had tarred and feathered Meints.
Ihlan, Connell, Leas and Bedford de
fied participation in the outrage. It
-was their word against that of Meints
—a "preponderance of evidence."
They offered alibis to prove they
were somewhere else when the out
rage on Meints was committed.
In addition, the, wealthy defendants
fouud two men—Nels Hawkinson and
Albert Olson—who testified- under oath
:that ttey had seen Meints on the train
to Sioux Falls the morning of August
:20 and that Meints showed no evidence
of having been tarred and feathered.
"The testimony of Hawkinson and Olson
was counted, on to disprove the testi
mony of the Sioux Falls barber, who told
of Meints'fcCondition when Meints came
into the barbor shop immediately after
stepping off the "train.
'Mrs. Nicholas. Fischer of Sleepy. Eye*
•was operated, upon at a focal hospital,,
M«s».Ot1 Spieafeer of tbi& city., was,
opejsafeed on i& goiter at, a* U#»l hes
pfc$: on.. Mtatdax,. Nayemfeer, 2&- A$
the present writing she is getting along
.... JVIrs. Ed. Larson entertained a number
rof lady friends at "500" yesterday
afternoon, six tables being occupied.
This evening Mrs. Larson, together with
her sister, Mrs. Geo. :Leary, and .her
sister-in-law, Miss Irene Larson", will
be hostess at a like social event at the
Dr. Ohmer Warner of Canby, son-in
law of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seifert of
this city, and well-known here, was
•married recently at the Catholic church
in Mapleton to Miss Ursula Marie
Troendle. Dr. and Mrs. Warner were
guests at the Seifert home the forepart
of last week.
Mesdames H. L. Beecher and Herman
Held gave a parcel shower at the former's
home on German street, Saturday af
ternoon and evening, in honor of Miss
Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter' of Rev.
and Mrs. E. F. Wheeler, who is to be a
December bride vfMiss Wheeler was the
recipient, of many beautiful and useful
gifts and a very pleasant time was en
joyed". -,-^ -„..
The Misses Mary and Clara Korbel
entertained forty lady friends' at the
Korbel home on North State street,
Monday evening. Cards were played
and the prizes were awarded to Miss
Elfrieda. Toberer, Mrs. A. O. Olson,
Mrs. B. Esser and Mrs. H. H. Walter.
A delicious luncheon was served after
the prize winners were announced.
A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by
•f'f^ all those present),^
I ^WEDDING BELLS
derance of the evidence that the attended the happy couple. Af-
mobbiste without resistance when as- Mesdames Albert Gag-and
sured that no harm would come to him.
Meints had the further knowledge that Mesdames John Fesenmaier and
active resistance might mean the death
of himself and members of his son's Z°™*
Miss Anna Lamecker, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lamecker of this
city, and Anton Reinhart, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. Reinhart of Gourtland township,
were married at the local Catholic church,
last week Wednesday at 9 o'clock- in the
morning. The vows were taken before
Rev. Robert Schlinkert and in the pres
ence of a large .number of relatives and
friends. Miss Theresa Reinhart, a sister
of the' groom, and Frank Lamecker, a
brother of the bride, attended the happy
couple. Tlie young bride looked pretty
in a white satin georgette dress, -"with
veil and carrying a large bouquet of bridal
roses. /The bride's maid also wore a
white dress and carried a bouquet of
pink carnations. After the ceremony a
fine wedding dinner was served at the
home of the bride's parents. The
rooms were beautifully decorated in
white and pink. The young couple
started the same afternoon on their
trip to Chicago and several points in
Wisconsin. They will make their home
oh the groom's farm in Qourtland town
ship. Miss Lamecker for eight years
was employed in the home of Mr. and
Chas. Vogtel. The Review joins
with her many friends in wishing her and
of her husband a ha'ppy and prosperous
law in the visit of 100 business men I married life,
of Luverne to the F. J. Meints farm I
siear Luverne the night of August 19,
1918, when the house was broken into ,Jos- Fesenmaier, son of Mr. and Mrs.
and the elder Meints taken out and 1 Fesenmaier, residing on North State
subsequently deported to the South.
of re a
and flogging of Meints by four masked corning at me o'clock. Edwin
men, he said, and Judge Booth assured Ffeenmaier, brother of the groom, and
the jury it must decide by a prepon- Catherine Fernbach,
1 1 a
ster of the
tec the impressive ceremony a weddings
celebration was held at the-home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Fernbach, at Morton. The groom has
been engaged in the automobile and re
pair business at Morton with his bro
ther, Edwin, for the past few years. He
is well known in New Ulm and the
Review joins with Ws many friends in
wishing him and his bride a happy and
prosperous wedded life. Among those
from New Ulm and vicinity who attend
ed the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs.
Fesenmaier the groom's parents
Schneider, all of this city, Messrs.
Haas of Searles. The happy
in New Ulm
Saturday evening and are spending part
of their honeymoon with local relatives
and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Fesenmaier
also visited in the Twin Cities for a
The marriage of Walter Diepolder and
Miss Sylvia Lizotte occurred at the
Catholic church in Willow City, N. D.,
Monday morning of last week. The
groom is a son of Jos. Diepolder of this
city and is engaged in the hardware
business at Willow City with his brother.
He served for one year in the censor's
office with the A. E. F. The newlyweds
arrived here last Wednesday for a
few day's visit with relative!, before
leaving on their honeymoon to Atlantic
coast points. Upon their return they"
will go to housekeeping at Willow City.
The Review joins Mr. Diepolder's many
friends here in extending hearty congratu
lations and best wishes.
At the St. George Catholic church,
Tuesday morajing at ten o'clock, Hugo
Kienlfen^so^of Mt and Mts. Jos, Kien
ien oi West NewtpHi and: Miss Anna
Broiwnj da«g$*er of Mr., and Mrs. «fqs.
Si»w»v wh* removed to QU&pn front
gtiast- farm in West- Newton fest wesk,
Were Joined t&eblandsi oi' matriftony,
'Rev F. PozeK officiating: The bride
was attended by Miss Rose Biebl of
Gibbon, and Marcus Kienlen, brother
of the groom, was groomsman. After
the ceremony the bridal party and in
vited guests repaired to thev home of
the bride's parents at Gibbon, where a
sumptuous wedding dinner was served.
During the afternoon they returned to
West Newton for supper at the home of
the groom's parents, and later a social
hop was enjoyed at the St. George
Hall. The happy young couple is well
known in St. George and vicinity and
enjoys a multitude of friends, with
whom the Review joins to extend to
Mr. and Mrs. Kienlen best wishes for a
long and happy wedded life. The
newlyweds will go to housekeeping on
the farm of the bride's father in West
Newton. ,K, „, ,.
Brown-»Forst. .'» ^,,?-sJ~l'(-"!_
Ben A Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Brown of West Newton, and
Ludmilla Forst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Forst, also of West Newton,,were
married at the St. George Catholic
church. Rev. Pozek performed the eere
mpny. The happy couple was attended
by Herbert Forst, brother of the bride,
and Miss Elsie Brown, sister of the
groom. A large number of relatives and
friends were present when tne vows
were taken. After the ceremony a
wedding dinner was served at the home
of the bride's parents. Mr. Brown as
well as his young wife were born and
raised on the farm in* West Newton
township where they Tare well-known.
They are going to live on the old Brown
homestead. The Review joins with
those who wish-them a happy and pros
perous married lifer,
At the Catholic church at Lamberton
the marriage of Adolph Lampl, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lampl of this city,,
and Miss Barbara Baumann, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs, Mike Baumann of
Lamberton, was performed yesterday,
Tuesday, November 25, at 9 o'clock
in the morning. The bride was at
tended by her sister, Miss Katie Bau
mann, while Wenzel Lampl, brother of
the groom, acted as best man. Mr.
Lampl has been in the employ of Gulden
Bros., plumber, for some time. He
recently returned from overseas service
in the American army. The happy
couple will make their home in this
city. The many friends of Mr. Lampl
in this city bespeak for him* and his
young companion a happy and prosper
ous journey through life.' j***
THE CASE O? TNDIA.
(Continued frbin page 6.) y.
when the unarmed people were fired on
by machine guns and bombed from air
planes by British soldiers.
The, Press Act: Re-enacted a dozen
times, takes away freedom of the press,
as other acts took away freedom of
speech and assembly. This act since
191Q has penalized 650 newspapers and
presses and has proscribed over 500
publications besides fixing security at
$200,000 for new periodicals, thus pre
venting their appearance.
The Defense of Indian Act: Final,
all-embracing prohibition to social, civic
and political liberty, in force since the
outbreak of the European war.
Since 1905 thousands of Indian- pa
triots from every walk of life have been
arrested, imprisoned, tortured, sentenced
to long-term or life imprisonments, in
ternment or death by hanging. Thou
sands of young boys have been publicly
flogged for singing national songs. The
right to leave India or to enter is prac
tically denied to all Indians except
those few known to be sold to British
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pkonographs and "talfemg ma
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other countries, leak in. Nationalistic
literature is proscribed and seized, Its
possessor subject to imprisonment and
torture it is a crime for any Indian to!
sing £is National Anthem, to hold any
meetings of whatever nature where more
discuss politics or political economics
his class rooms for any teacher or stu
dent to participate in any reform move
ment for any newspaper to criticize the
Government or its policy for any theatre
to present dramas representing India's
past greatness or nationalistic aspira
The Indian subject df Glteat Britiain is
not only a beggar on his own doorstep,
but an outcast in his own kingdom. So
cial as well as political distinctions are
everywhere rigidly enforced. Every city
contains a European and Native sec
tion every railroad station a European
and Native waiting room every train
and street car its English section dis
tinct from the Indian. There are Eng
lish schools and Indian ones, with sep
arate institutions dedicated to that spe
cial creation of English conquest, the
Eurasian, who is given certain privileges
and precedence over every Indian by
reason of his 'English blood. No Indian
policeman may arrest an Englishman
no Indian judge or jury try one. The
Englishman is master of the soil he has
usurped and has fixed an eternal line of
demarcation between overlord and un
derling. Small wonder that the breach
is ever widening, and that after one hun
dred and fifty years of occupation, the
conqueror is -more of a foreignor, more
of an ememy, than when he first set foot
on Indian soil: Small wonder that the
Indian patriot, be he prince or peasant
Hindu or Mohammedan,, dreams of that
day when India, the Motherland, shall
be once more for the Indians, her right
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no news of Indian unrest may leak out, I visit with New Ulm rel atives.
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Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tappe and Mrs-
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Aid of the local Bethel
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