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CONVENTION IN SESSION.
"I ae Bspublican Delegates will Same a County Ticket at £urner Hall to-day. elegates will also be Selected to the State Meeting in St. Paul and the District Convention at M&vka.to.^Mfi$* By the time the REVIEW reaches its jaders to-day the only Republican con -ntion of the year will4 be in session at irner Hall. All of the towns of the •unty have chosen representatives and attendance promises to be large. I he call asks for 84 delegates and if these all present it will be the largest con ntion in the history of the party in this unty. first business will be in the selec of eight delegates to the District nvention at Mankato. None of the vvnship delegates have been instructed lative to this matter and it is quite obable that no instructions will be gi to the delegates chosen. Turrell 3ms to be the favorite and will most cely secure a majority of the eight who 11 have the power to vote. l,As -l to the delegates to the State con dition, it is impossible to say now tat will.be done. Efforts will no doubt made to obtain endorsement for cer candidates but it is doubtful if they attended with success, even if the con 'Ration approves of the names presen '1. Uninstructed delegates seems to be ji wi&i of a majority of the individuals 10 mike up the body which is to make decision. I The lussle will no doubt come over I nan|ing of county candidates. No hastyet been mentioned with any de ee of Earnestness for the position of n-esentative and what is worse no one tarns to care to take it. Geo. W. Somer ile is the most likely candidate in that is able, experienced and available,and 3 convention could do no bettei than teudei him the honoi with the hope at he will accept. jL. B. Krook will certainly be lenomi \ted for auditoi as will also F. Burg as candidate for treasmer, and L. G. ivis for superintendant. The support the New Ulm delegation of Jos. A. ^kstein for county attorney will cer inly give Mm a strong pull and is very to result in his nomination without •struggle. Cher some of the othei offi there is going to be contention. How will turn out no one can tell but to will settle all. Anderson is almost re of a place on the ticket, but Biandt Grimmer will have opposition, ow to other aspirants Their followers the convention howe\ er are numerous determined and it will be no easy .ttei to win aaainst them. Council Doings. —"V building permit was granted to W. luenstein. The clerk was oideied to buy 200 tags. Ths emblem was not speci .1. The special committee on finances le .^uted and their suggestions will 1 nsidered at the ne\t meeting. petition signed by M. Ranweiler others lelative to street improve nt was referred to the committee on eets. The clerk reported that E. G. Pahl il accepted the appointment for a ree year's term as member of the 'ird of public works. The bids for grading German street 're all rejected by the following vote: res—Frank, Rudolph, Rudolphi, Schu -t and Roos no—Steinhauser. At the regular meeting held on Tues evening, Frank and Rudolph were pointed as a special committee to se a site for a public dumping ground. Haeberle & Schneider were allowed 00 as part payment on their contract .as* grading the new street to the upper tdge. Burg's battery was also al jred $25 to be used for repairs. j^f&jj** A Big Heal Estate Deal. W^B On Wednesday there was consummat- 1 the largest real estate deal in New this ryear. The buildings of C. tltrusch, including the store building occupied by Baer & Seiter, and the je-story bnck.used by Chas. Brust, was property transferred and N. Hen ngson, of the firm of Henningson & £, was the purchaser. The considera bly was $8,500, and when the rent is *usidered, the investment certainly ap ars to be a good one. The new pro ietor takes possession at once and no will occur regarding the tenants 1 Bricks and a Sleepy Eye man. The gold brick swindlers are again in the land looking for "suckers." Their first game panned out very poorly, how ever. Last Friday two gold brick swind lers arrived in St. Paul. They found their "pie" in the person of an old man from Sleepy Eye. He accompanied the two men to the outskirts of the city, where an Indian direct from Montana was found. He had the brick and it was attested as gen uine by a government agent. The old man bit, but luckily for him he had very little money. The sharpers kindly agreed to wait until he could go to Sleepy Eye and get some more. His son accompan ied him on the return trip. Some one evidently put the two verdants on, for they did not buy the brick. The detectives are searching for the sharpers. *",',*" ^Eugene A. Bassett will be remembered in New Ulm as the man who tried to es tablish a circulating library here some time ago. Having just been released from the state penitentiary in Iowa, he returned to St. Paul and plunged head long into another crime, for which he will probably be returned to Stillwater. Bassett came to St. Paul in capacity of a physician and opened an office there. He succeeded in getting a young farm labor er to study medicine with him, for which the latter paid him $2.50 in advance. The depth of his crime is not fit to pub lish, however. From his own confession the court learned he was an ex-convict from Minnesota and Iowa state prisons, and that he is a proffessional criminal. Bassett was run down by detective Ma son and is wanted for several more crimes such as bigamy, in the east. SELECTING THE DELEGATES. A Partial List of the Caucuses that Have Been Held Throughout the County. The Newr Ulin Republican caucus was held at Turner Hall on Fiiclay evening. Called to order by F. W. Johnson of the city committee, an organization was ef fected by the election of Jos. A. Eckstein as chairman and F. "VV. Johnson as secre taiy. The names of S. D. Peterson and C. L. Roos were then presented as dele gates at large and both wrere unanimous ly elected. A resolution was also intro duced, instructing the delegates of the entire city to use all honorable means to further the nomination of Jos. A. Eck stein as county attorney, and this was carried with equal unanimity. In the first wrarcl caucuses Jos. A.Eck stein piesided and A. Blanchard acted as secretary. The following delegates were chosen: Jacob Nix, K. H. Helling, A. Blanchard, G. A. Ottomeyer and B. Juni. The Second waid chose F. Burg as chairman and F. W. Johnson as secretary. Jacob Klossner, F. Friedman, H.Schape kahm, C. F. Ruemke, F. W. Johnson and I. M. Olson were selected as dele gates and Geo. Boock, T. Crone, J. F. Neumann, Herman Beussmann, W. Hau enstein and Peter Herian as altermates. The Third ward named E. G.Koch, A. F. Reim, D. Grussendoif and L.Schilling as delegates. E. G. Koch acted as chair man of the caucus and L. B. Krook as secretary. In each case the delegates present in the convention wrere empow ered to cast the full vote. Is Sleepy Eye sends the following: W. W". Smith, G. W. Somerville, A. Rinke, J. M. Thompson, Lars Jenson, H. G. Hays, C. H. Schorregge and Hans Mo. Cottonwood: Fred Walther, Geo. Guth, Henry Fortwengler, Gustaf Roeder and Alonzo Nichols. Alternates^^^Henry Fortwengler Jr., Christian Kumm, Fred Schrapp, David S. Davis, and Robert Jones. Eden: John Peterson^ Edward Grimes and A. F. "Walton. Home: Geo. Raverty, Aug. Scholtz and Wm. Grimes. Milf ord: John Krueger, Peter Mack, Julius Neumann, Fred Meyer and G. A. Spellbrink. Prairieville: H. J. Knudson, Darnel Plath and Thomas Foster. Bashaw: Peter Quanstrom, Frank Anderson and Leonard Redding. North Star: John Egan. James Dick son, Jacob Wigal and Henry Dorow. Alternates, W. H. Tompkins, W. F. Hier, Gottlieb Timm and G. E. Snyder. Burnstown: Andrew Lee, Louis jSu lick, P. J. Moe and W. H. Rowe. Linden: Ed. Paulsen, Theo. Thormud son, J." M. Johnson and Gudinaa Anders song^? Springfield: Oscar Erickson, C. Enerson, A. G. Anderson, Henry Dirks Essig. J- OLUME XV. 2TO 27. NEW ULMf%BOWN COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDJ^YT JULY13 18& d^John JOHN StLINFS ANTIHOTE. Pension Investigation. It is Calculated to Create Something of a Scene in the House. Representative Lind of Minnesota, says a Washington special of Monday, is very apt to make considerable of a scene in the house before it adjourns if opportuni ty is offered for him to do so, and it will all be on account of the pension investi gation report When the committee on pension of fice investigation closed its hearings, it was generally understood that there would be a meeting of the committee to consider the evidence and formulate, as far as possible, a report. But, it seems that of the five members of the commit tee up to the time the report was given out to Democratic papers as a campaign document only one has seen it, and that was the erratic member from Alabama, Gen. Wheeler. The members of the com mittee were notified to meet on Tuesday last for the purpose of considering the report. As only one or two members of the committee showed up, the chairman announce*! that no quorum being present nothing could be done, and then further stated that as by some means the report had got into some of the papers he had found it necessary to send it to the prin teis to have it printed for circulation, so that everybody could have a copy. The other two Democratic members of the committee have only barely glanced at portions of the report, while neither of the Republican members has had an op portunity to examine it at all. Representatives Lind and Brossius,the latter from Pennsylvania, will submit a minority report, and in it they will prob ably show up the manner in which the house, through some of its members, un-* dertook to make campaign material, and also the fact that the charges made in the report are utterly groundless from the testimony taken. The action of the Democrats in this jarticular is rathei extiaordinary, but even their attempts to show up in an unfavorable light the pen sion office have failed, and the minority report will answer everything which has been formulated for campaign purposes. Making'it Eeal Plain. "Eli Perkins," when asked to relate "something fresh" in his Western experi ence, said "On the Omaha tiain from Sioux City was Congressman Mills, of Texas. With him was his bright little boy, wrho had been in a Minneapolis school. The little fellow wras bright as his father, but did not know anything about the fallacies of politics. He was ready to answer all questions, and his astuteness astonished even his father. I asked Mr. Mills if I might ask the little fellow some questions and note his schoolboy answers. '•Certainly," said the genial congress man "go ahead and you will find Char ley leady." ,'*,' "And you wont interrupt us?" I asked. ft rv- To the Democratic. PartisansMp^o£ the and railroad officials to capture the men. .who held up the Omaha train recently has led to a general belief that the dar ing Tobbers got a good, sized pile after all. This report is denied of course, but the officials would not "be apt to confirm it even if it WAS true. Several detectives including one or more from Pinkerton's agency, spent a number of days in Man kato and at St. Peter, Kasota and other adjacent points ferreting out the case. J-' "Certainly not."r~ i^f1 "Well, Charley, if you lived in a town where all the people sent over to the next town to buy all their things, what would be the effect?" Jj,, "Why," said Charley, "our merchants would all be poor, for our money would "Now, Charley, suppose they are pay ing 30 to 60 cents per day to poor labor ers in Europe for making knives and silk, cloth and tin, and our workmen are making say $2 a day here, what would our workmen do if we had free trade?' "Why they would have to work for the same wages that they do in Europe. Of course, anyone can see that, can't they father?" &&J "Charley, what do we gain byffMng on a protective tariff against European manufacturers." .... "Why, we have to make them here, We pay big wages and keep our money home. Any fool can see that, can't they father?" "Here Charley,"*' Isaid Congressman Mills, "let me ask you a question now." '•Don't you see all the pauper laborers of Europe coming over here Charley? Now, my son, horn, can. we keep them back?" 3H "Why, father, we- could take of* this tariff and then our wages would go down as low as theirs. Our factories would stop and their factories would start up, and they wouldn't want to come here, father, if our wages weren't higher than theirs, would they^ a Bobbed after all. The great desire shown by the expfess They have finished their work, and what clues they found, if any, are known only to themselves. They found the revolver which the messenger was forced to throw away, and also the empty cartridges which had been fired at the brakeman. The attempted robbery was conducted very similarly to tha,t at Racine Junc tion las#*fall, and some believe it was done by the same men. It is now be lieved that the two meg. who did fhe work had no confederates, and that they smoked tiie'cigars in order to use them to light the fuse of their dynamite cart ridges, which were to be used in blow ing open the door of the express car in case the messenger iiad refused to open Wj/^iim or The Drummers.* The first attempt to amend] the inter state commerce law in theinterests of the commercial travelers and others -carry iig large amounts-of baggage and tra veling parties ^whe&are on the road a great deal failed in the early part of the pre sent Congress. Representative Lind, who has always been1 a great stickler for the interstate commerce law, saw that if the bill then tmder consideration should pass the house and senate the entire fabric of the interstate commerce law would be perforated and tj*e law itself crippled and be a dead letter on thestatute books. After the defeat of that bill another was attempted, which provided for the issu ance of joint andinterchangeable 5,000 mile tickets with special privileges-^ to the amount of baggage that may be car ried under the mileage tickets of 1,000 miles or more. The committee, in fa vorably reporting the bill, say= that re peated efforts have been made by com mercial travelers to bring about such legislation, and discusses at length the great benefiit commercial travelers give people, and how they have to penetrate to the smallest towns and go to the most obscure cross roads. It also states that* prior to the passage of the interstate commence law it was the custom of the railroad companies to pive a special bag gage permit. EEPU5LICANS WILL EALLY. A Mass Meeting~wiU be held at Turner Hall this evening. ing the county convention this evening, the Republican club have ar ranged for a gathering to which every body is iu\ ited. Hon. C. L. Smith the man who worsted Fish at RedwoodFalls recently, has been sent here to make an address and Hon. Dar F. Reese, the elo quent St. Paul orator, has also consent ed to be present. .Borh of these speak ers are of the first order and will be am ply able to rattle the dry bones and. keep their listeners interested. The hall is being neatly decorated to-day and peo ple of all parties and ladies in particular are cordially invited to be present and hear what these speakers have to say on the iasjtes oi the day. *-f^ %^-^jj A speeiaMroin St. Paul says: Ole Nor trom, life! convict at the prison from Traverse county, has been pardoned by Gov. Itosrriam, after having served over fourteen y«ar^S44Nortrom's crime was one of the most bold-Wooded affairs ever occurring ia Minnesotaa^He murdered his father, Jbncealing the corpse under the floor, and men. gave a dance in the house next evem^g, literally dancing over Kis murdered father's body. While in prison at Stillwater, he created considerable scandal a |ew years ago by stealing over $l,000rwrorth of brass fittings from the threshir company and selling them to junk men^ He was permitted to roam at large andvgather quantities of drift wood, caught in Lake St. Croix, dispos ing of it to the state. 1|U The mcKinljey prices scare cannot be worked this year. Since the new tariff became a law, Rio coffee has declined in price 34.11 per cent., sugar B5.& per cent., cotton 183 per cent., kerosene 13, and ao on. llunn's commercial agency re ports the average fall in the. necessaries of life at 18 per cen1 MILITIA 0EDEEED OUT. Gov. Pattison Sends 8,000 Armed Soldiers to Homestead to Quell the Strikers. Great Excitement Occasioned Among the Latter Upon Hearing the News, %*m_ So fiesistance Will be Offered to Troops, But Mon-TJnion Men May Suffer s~" After the Soldiers Leave. Intense excitement was created at Homestead, the scene of the great strike, late Sunday evening by the announce ment that the Pennsylvania militia, 8, 000 strong, had been ordered out and would arrive at Homestead on Monday. The news flashed over the wires at ten o'clock and a few minutes later it had come to the ears of the strikers. At first the report was received with in credulity, but a few inquiries among the press representatives convinced them that it was right^Little groups gath ered at the street" corners and the situa tion was discussed in low, but earnest tones. The hot-headed strikers were at first disposed to be a little defiant, and there were occasional declarations that even the militia would be opposed, but when it was learned that the division or dered out numbered 8.000 men these de clarations promptly gane way to "Oh, well,we have beaten the Pinkertons any way they didn't dare to come." Thus consolation is found in the reflection that the most hated enemy of organized labor —the Pinkerton guards— had been ob liged to confess defeat and give up the battle: The leaders of the strikers were un usually uncommunicative. "We can't talk," was the response to all interroga tions. Later the opinion was freely ex pressed by the rank and file that the militia wrould be received by no hostile demonstration, and that an armistice would be declared until after their de parture. "But they will have to go away some time," said the leader of a little group near the depot, "and when they do we would like to see tnem run the mill non-union." This little sen tence expiessed as fully as could AOI umes the situation that will be ushered in by the advent of the militia.v As long as this army of militiamen are on the ground there will be no opposi tion from the strikers, no lawlessness, and no violent demonstrations but when the militia is withdrawn the strikers will swoop down like birds of prey up on the non unionists that it is attempt ed to install in their places, and will be rent to pieces by their enemies. This is undoubtedly the plan of the strikers, and the chief fear of their leaders now is that the Carnegie company wrill hasten to install the non-union workmen in the mills immediately upon the arrival of the militia. If this be done, a great vantage would be gained by the company in the posses sion and occupancy of the mill, and, as an opportunity wrould also ..doubtless be afforded them to bring arms for the de fense of theii workmen, thp strikers would be at a great disadvantage on the retirement of the militiai At midnight the horrible fear took possession of the strikers that the company might even sneak in Pinkerton men in the disguise of workmen while the militia held pos session, and as such a move would mean a practical triumph over the strikers, the suspicion has caused great perturba tion. Altogether, the strikers were in a very uneasy frame of mind Sunday night and their anxious faces give evidence of their excitement. 4 W It is possible that a feeling of desper ation over the prospects may cause the hot-headed to counsel violence to the militia, but it is safe to say such a sui cidal policy will not be approved, and if indorsed by the more ignorant workmen will be carried only in the face of determined opposition from the leaders. Yesterday presented a quiet place at the scene of the great strike. For the first time since the beginning of this great labor rebellion the indications of a reviving respect for the law of the State of Pennsylvania and the rights of individuals are once more observed. For the most part the recent rioters have confined themselves to their homes and there is but little loud talk on the streets. The mandate of the leaders has gone out and all save those who despise leadership are obeying their decree and preparing to receive the militiamen as their friends and brothers, Of course, one noif and then eneoun ters a striker who emits threats ami bias WHOLE NUMBER 757 phemy with every breath and speak mysteriously of the visitation that pos sibly awaits this proud militia of Penn sylvania but such a man is usually a foreigner who believes more in the re ligion of secret codes and the efficacy o£g dynamite than in the majesty of law and the power of military organiza-^''^!!! tion* A4& Early in-the day there was a re rence of the rumors that dynamite had been planted under the Carnegie mills, and that they would be blown to the sky before they should be occupied by others than the inhabitants of Home stead, but these reports found no more credence than the extravagant and very mysterious rumors that high explosives were being placed under the tracks and bridges over which the militia must pass and that the avenging wrath of anarchy would descend upon this capitalistic army before it could invade the City of Homestead. The public may look for no hostile demonstrations unless it be instigated, and lead by that manly ele ment that the world calls anarchists and there is a well defined conviction that this element confines itself rather to the dissemination of its wise doctrines than in facing danger in practicing the creed it preaches. The recogmzed leaders of the strikers, the men who in the past have composed the advisory committee and who now compose the secret com mittee of leadership, the men who brave ly protected the unarmed Pinkertons from slaughter after their surrender on Wednesday are to a man opposed to hostile demonstration and in favor of re ceiving the militia with all thedeference and respect that should be accorded to natioual guards of Pennsylvania. No one can reasonably doubt that the logic of these leaders will be all powerful and that bloodshed at Homestead is a thing of the past. DE0WNEDNEAE SLEEPY EYE ?wo Oases are Eeported as Occurring on Sunday. While attempting to .swini across the Like near Sleejjy Eye on Sunday, Paul, the oldest sod of Paul Drusch, a labor ing man, was drow ned. The young fel low was about nineteen years of age and was the main support of a large family. On the same day the youngest child of Mrs. Philipp Youngmann fell into a tub full of water while her mother was away and also drowned. Looks Like Nelson- Present indications all point to the nomination of Hon. Knute Nelson as the Republican candidate for governor, and the REVIEW, along with a host of other papers, will have the delightful pleasure of feasting on crow. Nearly every couuty that has held its conven tion yet has instructed for the little, gi ant from Alexandria, and on the list we find Goodhue, Otter Tail, Freeborn/ Stearns, Crow Wing, Polk, Mille Lacs, and his home county. Ives thus far has only secured Nicollet and it does not seem as if he would be in the race. The machine in the twin cities is also backing Nelson and will be able to swing large numbers of delegates to his support. No Public Building This Year. A special from Washington Monday settles the question of a public building in New Ulm and removes all hope of our receiving one this year. It says: The St. Paul appropriation is the only public building bill for the Northwest that will pass the house this session. Castle has been trying to obtain $1,300, 000, but it is not likely to succeed. The bill as passed by the last congress ap propriated $400,000 and fixed the limit of cost at $800,000. Castle expects to get the limit taken off but is not sure of increasing the amount of the original appropriation. The much needed pub lic buildings at other points in Minneso ta and in the Dakotas can't be erected because the Democratic house has wast ed so much money that is has none to ^,u| spend in the Northwest, no matter whajy|| the needs of the people there aresfc At the rifle shoot Sunday morning F. Grebe won the first medal and John Lilla second. In the afternoon the hunters held a pleasant picnic. J„ R. Lankard, of Redwood Falls, was in town yesterday. Mr. Lankard is president of the Republican club of his home village and is enthusiastic all year ound. •3 $-«dt