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LIND IS NAMED
Unanimously Nominated by Min
NO OTHER NAME MENTIONED
Minneapolis Man Will Be Obliged to
Run on an Initiative and Referen
dum and Recall Platform, Should
He Accept the Nomination—He Had
Declared for County Option, Which
Plan the Convention Turned Down.
For Governor—John Lind, Minneap
Lieutenant Governor—M. C. Tifft,
Secretary of State—Fred W. John
con, New Ulm.
State Treasurer—Charles F. Ladner,
State Auditor—T. J. Meighen, Fil
Attorney General—J. M. Freeman,
Justices of the Supreme Court—T.
D. O'Brien, St. Paul, and Arthur H.
Clerk of the Supreme Court—Fred
E. Wheaton, Minneapolis.
Railroad and Warehouse Commis
sioner—James C. Tracy. Rochester.
Minneapolis, July 29.—The Demo
cratic state convention assembled in
the Minneapolis auditorium nominated
John Land ot Minneapolis for govern
or amid a wild scene, which was
characterized by intense enthusiasm
and remarkable parliamentary confu
sion. There was practically no op
position to the nomination of Mr. Lind
as the party standard bearer, but a
number of his friends tried their ut
most to head off the nomination under
the belief that the former governor
would decline to accept it.
Headed by the St Louis county
delegation the country delegates main
tained the most determined stand for
the nomination of their choice and
the combined efforts of the Ramsey
and Hennepin county delegations to
effect the selection of some other
standard bearer were futile Mr Lind
was chosen first by a yea and nay
vote Then a proposition to make
his selection unanimous caused some
expert parliamentary maneuvering
which consumed over an hour. The
nomination finally was made unani
County Option Turned Down.
Although Mr Lind had long ago de
clared for county option he will be
obliged to run on an initiative and
referendum and recall platform,
should he decide to accept the nomi
nation The advocates of the county
option plank the platform were con
siderably outnumbered in the commit
tee on resolutions and the minority
did not even submit a report advo
eating their pet measure There was
turmoil, however, after the platform
had been read by benator D.
Works of Mankato Professor Frank
M. Anderson of the University of Min
nesota, one of the delegates, offered
an additional plank to the platform
favoring county option as advocated
by William J. Bryan at the Nebraska
state convention last Tuesday Then
the excitement started in earnest
There were all manner of objections
and points of order raised to the mo
tlon, which was finally referred to the
resolutions committee. That body got
together and after a few seconds' de
liberation decided to lay the county
option motion on tire tame
It was half an hour before noon
when Frank A. Day, chairman of the
state central committee, called the
convention to order these words:
"Boys, here we are again a good
old fashioned, fighting Democratic con
vention that is not controlled by
bosses and is unacquainted with the
machinery which propels a steam roll
er You have all paid 2 cents a mile
to get here and you would be paying
3 cents had it not been for the efforti
of our late lamented governor and the
Chairman Day then referred to the
candidacy of Governor Eberhart and
said that official wants to be elected
governor so bad that he is willing to
accept the honor and let somebody
else run the office
Hammond Temporary Chairman.
Mr Day then nominated Congress
man W. S Hammond as the tem
porary chairman of the convention,
and he was chosen with a vigorous
demonstration of approval. In sound
ing the real keynote of the Democratic
party in Minnesota the Second dis
trict congressman paid a touching
tribute to the life and achievements
of the late Governor Johnson. Then
he reverted to the Payne-Aldrich tar
iff bill and detailed a number of
schedules that bill which he de
clared placed excessive burdens on
the masses of the people. Mr. Ham-
mond referred to the statements of
the Republican candidates during the
last presidential campaign that the
existing tariff rate would be substan
tially reduced in accordance with the
promises contained in the national
platform Concluding his remarks on
the tariff, he said:
"After months ot hard work the Re
publican party, in control of the na
tional houses of congress, passed the
most undesirable and vicious piece of
legislation that has been placed on
the statute books during the last half
a century. It is true that the tariff
bill was so rank that many progres
sive Republicans refused to vote for
it, but that fact does not make the
bill any the less a Republican meas
ure It is now up to the Democrats
and the progressive Republicans to
insist on a revision of the tariff down
wards in accordance with the man
date of the people."^
Mr. Hammond said that from his
own expeiience congress he should
say that if the same Republican meth
ods of legislation are maintained in
the lower house in Washington the
people might just as well have Joe
Cannon for speaker as anybody else.
The chairman closed his speech by
urging the convention to name as can
didates such men as will stand up for
equal rights for all and special priv
ileges for none
Secretaries Are Named.
Senator F. L. Glotzbach of Fari
bault, Richard Tattersfield of Henne
pin county and Frank Battley of St.
Paul were named as temporary secre
taries and later made permanent
Congressman Hammond then an
nounced that the committee on reso
lutions would be composed of two
members to be selected by the dele
gates from each congressional district
and three at large to be named by
the chair, making twenty-one in all.
The committees on credentials and
permanent organization were selected
in a similar manner. Before taking
a recess for lunch at 1:30 p. m. a mo
tion was passed declaring it the sense
of the convention that no nominations
should be made until the committee
on resolutions had reported
When the convention reassembled
at 2 30 o'clock the committee on reso
lutions was hammering away on the
different planks of the platform in a
room in the Radisson hotel. Senator
Works of Mankato was elected chair
man and Martin O'Brien of Crookston
was made secretary. The friends of
county option on the committor -sia^U
a vigorous fight for their favorita
plank, but without avail It was de
feated for a substitute calling for the
initiative and referendum and recali,
proposed by Senator Stockwell of Min
In the meantime the convention was
having the hottest kind of a time. The
credentials committee had reported
that as there were no contests there
was nothing for them to do. The
committee on permanent organization
recommended that M. J. Daly of Per
ham, a prospective candidate for con
gress in the Ninth district, be made
permanent chairman, and that the
temporary secretaries be made perma*
Continued on Second Page.
NEW ULM COMES BACK
Local Ball Club Overwhelms Fast
Our German fence-breakers proved
that a ball team can "come back" by
recovering from that disastrous
Springfield game and blanking the
crack Winthrep Grays last Sunday.
That crack bunch was cracked for fair,
alright, and the crack was so large
that New Ulm managed to slip 8 runs
thru it. Winthrop had 9 innings like
Garry Schneider was the painter that
wiggled the brush of whitewash on the
poor Grays and he applied it in a
heart-breaking manner. He'd let them
get a man or two on the bags and then,
aided by superb support, would quietly
proceed to put the blanket on them and
assure them that he was only teasing.
He allowed 6 hits and walked four but
the New Ulm did not have an error.
Twice double plays pulled them out of
some tight pinches. Bill Pfeiffer is
back and will play along regularly
he is some clouter and he handled all
of his 6 chances.
VOLUME XXXI. NEW ULM, BROWN COUNTY, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1910. NUMBER 31
Frank McDonald pitched a fair
game for Winthrop but he was hit
hard quite often and his own wildness
and battery errors increased New
Ulm's total. The three Winthrop
errors came at critical movements too.
Pfeiffer began the second with a ter
rible smash to left and Klossner drove
one thru short, Bill scoring on the er
ror. "Turk" counted on a passed ball.
In the fourth |Pfeifer was hit, stole
second and tallied on a wild pitch and
another passed ball. Sorlein opened
the sixth with a scratch hit to short.
Pfeifer fanned but Klossner's hit ad
vanced Sorlein to second and then
they pulled off a double steal. Burk
singled to right, Sorlein scoring but
Klossner was nailed at the plate in an
attempt to score. Burk thought it was
the third out and walked to the bench
and the umpire called him out.
That was enough and to spare but
just for a little fun and recreation they
added four more in the ninth. Kloss
ner, the first batter, sent up a sky
scraper'and everyone wanted it except
the second baseman, who dropped it.
Burk walked and Klossner scored
when Johnson erred on Mayer's
grounder. Groebner whiffed but
Schneiderjbingled choking the bags.
McDonald waiked Lindeman, affer
Wicherski flew out, and Burk regis
tered. Mayer and Schneider matricu
lated on Sorlein's single past short.
Pfeiffer obligingly ended the farce by
flying out to right.
Winthropjhad many good chances
to score butj couldn't on account of
New Ulm's excellent fielding or be
cause Garry threw the ball where the
batter didn't swing his bat. In the
first a walk, a purloined sack and a
wild heavejput a runner on third but
Garry fanned the next two. In the
second a pass, and two singles filled
%he sacks with only one down but
Schneider fanned one and McPhee
flew out to center, H. McDonald
doubled in the sixth with one down
but couldn't manage the last two laps.
In the seventh a double play cut them
off. In the ninth a pass, a hit and a
sacrifice put runners on the second
and third station but the next skied
to Klossner and Doerr grounded to
Sorlein and it was all over.
New Ulm AB PO A E
Wicherski, 4 0 2 0 0 0
Lindeman, 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Sorlein, 5 1 2 1 2 0
Pfeiffer, 3 4 2 1 2 4 0
Klossner, 3 2 1 1 1 1 0
Burke, 2 b- 3 1 1 0 0 0
Mayer, cf 4 1 0 2 0 0
Groebner,c 4 0 0 9 2 0
Schneider, 4 1 2 2 4 0
Total 39 9 27 12 0
Winthrop AB PO A E
McPhee,2 4 0 0 3 1 1
Huelskonye, ss 3 0 0 1 1 1
Clarsson, cf 4 0 0 0 0 0
H. McDonald, 3 0 2 13 1 0
Finley, I 4 0 2 0 0 0
Johnson, 3 2 0 1 0 1 1
McEwen, 3 0 1 2 1 0
Doerr, 4 0 1 7 0 0
P. McDonald, p3 0 0 0 2 0
Total 30 0 6 26x 7 3
Burk out, running out out of
New Ulm 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 8
Winthrop 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Two base hit, H. McDonald. Sacri
fice hit, Johnson. Stolen bases, Wich
erski 2, Sorlein 2, Klossner 2, Pfeiffer
Burk,tHue!skomp and Johnson. Bases
on balls, of Schneider 4, of McDonald
4. Struck out, by Schneider 10, by
McDonald 12. Hit by pitcher, by
McDonald, Pfeifer. Left on bases New
Ulm 6. Winthrop 8. First base on er
rors, New Ulm 3. Wild pitches F,
McDonald 2, Schneider. Passed balls,
H. McDonald 2, Groebner. Double
plays, Schneider to Klossner, Schnei
der to Pfeiffer to Klossner to Pfeiffer.
Time, 2 hours, Umpire, Schissler.
Notes of the Game.
The boys stole bases on McDonald
as if he were a kid catcher. He only
nipped one and that was by a "hare's
Just before that double play in the
4th the Winthrop fans and fannettes
were yelling and cheering like mad,
for with two on and none down, affairs
looked ripe for a score. Then came
that double with its lightning-like
rapidity and the awful din that fol
lowed can be compared to the noisy
conversation of a deaf-mute. It was
Pfeiffer uses a whooper of a bat, 40
inches long and when he strode to the
plate the first time the crowd asked
him where he got that bumber. And
then came that stinging liner to left.
It was immense.
George Wicherski came to bat in
the 5th and when the coacher yelled
that they wanted a hit some jovial fan
answered, "Let George do it."
George responded with a clean bingle
and the coacher softly murmered
"And George did."
Besides pitching grand ball, Schnei
der secured two hits. The first one
was a j'oke. It was in the 7th and two
were down with none on, so the boys
told him to fan. He wiggled his bat
at the first two, but happened to pop
one up between first and pitcher. The
Winthrop players did the Alphonse
Gaston act and Garry cantered to
"Doc" McDonald is a fine catcher
and he has plenty of nerve and pepper
but his continual beefiing and kicking
make the younger players on the
Winthrop team so nervous that they
cannot put up the game they are cap
Pfeiffer burned Klossner's hand
with his smoke. His wing is- a pippin.
Burk did not have a chance at
second and only two balls were bat
ted to Klossner.
H. McDonald's double in the 6th
was a dandy. It went way over
Wicherski's head ar.d if he had not
been playing so far back it would
have been a triple.
The crowd began to yell for a score
in the seventh and when Garry walked
the first runner they tried to rattle
him. He was just as cool as a wintry
night and their efforts to rattle him as
fruitful as an attempt to give an ele
phant a mortal blow with a pen-knife.
Doerr tried to sacrifice, but Schneider
caught his pop-up and McEwen was
doubled off first.
The Pirates' winning streak was
broken last Sunday when Nicollet won
by a 6 to 5 score. The local team was
in the lead 5 to 3 until the 8th when 5
errors allowed 3 runs. Grams pitched
a good game for New Ulm, but his
poor support lost him the game.
Sunday Shows Permitted.
A decision of considerable impor
tance to the state of Minnesota was
handed down by the state supreme
court. The case refers to Sunday
amusements and moving pictures, the
appellant being D. W. Chamberlain,
manager of a moving picture theatre
At the preliminary trial in the muni
cipal court in that city it was proved
that Mr. Chamberlain conducted his
place in an orderly manner. Never
theless, his license was withdrawn,
and the matter was submitted to the
supreme court on an appeal. Fol
lowing is the syllabus in the theater
case, together with the dissenting
"Under the rule of ejusden generis
the term 'shows,' in Section 4961,
Revised Laws, 1905, which prohibits
certain sports on the Sabbath day, re
fers to out-of-door amusements, and
a moving picture exhibition, designed
to illustrate moral subjects for the
entertainment of the public, when
conducted an orderly and proper
manner, within a building, is not
within the provisions of the statute.
The N. U. Fire Dept. last week re
ceived a check from the State Treasu
rer to the amount of $721.46 due from
the 2 per cent tax on the premiums re
ceived by the various fire insurance
companies transacting business in the
State during the year 1909 on risks
written in this city. This amount
mnst be kept as a special fund for the
relief of sick, injured, or disabled
members of the fire department and
for the equipment and maintenance of
the local organization.
IN A NUTSHELL.
Congressman Hammond's Speech
at the Democratic State Con
Touching tribute to the late Gov.
John A. Johnson.
Tariff is too high and must be re
People want tariff which protects
Work of Congress which passed the
Payne-Aldrich law reviewed and the
law denounced as the "most unpopu
lar legislative act of the last quarter
of a century."
The law is a republican law, in spite
of the insurgents who voted against it,
and the republican party must stand
or fall on the merits of the law.
Tariff commission argument de
nounced as a dodge and a fraud.
The commission, as provided for by
congress, is to be partisan and will
have no power to act, only to study
rates and report.
Cannon and Cannonism are de
nounced. It is pointed out that the
defeat of Cannon will not mean the
defeat of Cannonism.
Owing to the threatening storm, the
park concert was not held last Sun
day evening but has been posponed
for next Sunday evening. The follow
ing program will be rendered:
1 Mar's Triumphal Al Pinard
2 Overture "Cyrano" Chr. Bach
3 "AmMeer" F.Schubert
4 "Liiy of the Valey" Gavotte
5 Dance of the Carnations
6 "My Regards" Valce de Concert
John Wartha Ed. Llewellyn
7 Scotch Wedding March
8 March Caprice Kiesler
9 Caraly Walzer Kiesler
10 Overture "Amazan'' Kiesler
11 Chor der Priester a—d Opdie
12 Dalano March F. J. St. Clair
Miss Marie Ralwes has returned
from an extended visit at Tracy, San
born, and Comfrey.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Mather and
daughter. Amy, returned home Satur
day night from a visit with relatives
in the eastern states.
Wm. Engelbert returned, Sunday,
from the Omaha Saengerfest. He also
called on friends and relatives in Chi
cago, Grand Rapids, and Milwaukee.
John J. Koch and family, who
visited with Jos. A. Eckstein for the
past week, last Friday returned to
their home in Canby, Minn.
An ice cream social will be given by
the Epworth League of the German M.
E. church on the church lawn next
Wednesday evening, Aug. 10th.
Plenty of music will be furnished dur
ing the evening. All are cordially in
Otto Hummel returned Saturday
from a business trip in New York. His
sister from the Pacific coast was in
New York at the same time and on her
return she stopped off for a days visit
in New Ulm.
Foley Kidney pills.
Tonic is quality and action, in quick
in results. For backache, dizziness,
nervousness urinary irregularities and
rheumatism. O. M. Olsen.
Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream
Made from Fresh Fruits
Saturday, Aug. 6
THE HOflE BAKERY
Next Door to Arbes.
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Try A "Happy Thought"
CONVENTION OR COMMITTEE
Democratic Leaders Are All
at Sea Regarding Nomination
Another Convention is Sugr
F. W. Tohnson and Albert:
Pfaender are Interviewed.
Since John Lind, the democratic*
nominee for governor, had declared*
with all the emphasis at his command^
that his decision to not accept the
gubernatorial nomination was finals
the leaders of the democratic party
are at sea regarding the methods to
be employed in filling the vacancy
Some suggest that it should be left*
to the State Central Committee, others?'
however, believe this manner to be
entirely undemocratic and are in favor
of another convention to be called in*
the near future. In order to obtainu
a true expression of the views and*
opinions of the leading democrats alL
over the state the Minneapolis Tri
bune is collecting a symposium of
opinions on this subjpet. F. W. John
son, who is talked of as a probable
candidate for governor, Monday per
ceived the following telegram:
Fred W. Johnson, New Ulm, Minn*.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 31., In
view of claim Frank A. Day admis
sion that John Lind will not run and
that it will be necessary to elect a new
candidate for Governor questions
arises whether nomination should be
made by the committee or a new con
vention called or the old one recon
vened the Tribune is collecting a.
symposium of opinions of prominent
democrats on the subject. Will yon
kindly wire us at once what course
you think should be pursued.
The Minneapolis Tribune.
Mr. Johnson replied as follows:
Committee nominations to fill vacan
cies on the State Ticket may be per
missable under the law. I have never
regarded them democratic. It is all
right to say that the people shall rulep
it infinitely better to be able to say
that the people do rule. If Mr.
Lind refuses absolutely to accept the
honor as accorded him, then by all
means let us have a new convention to
be called at a time when all the people
from the country districts as well as
from the cities and villages can be
Representative Albert Pfaender who
was also interviewed by the Tribune,
gave the following answer:
It is my opinion that the committee
should call a new convention, which
power, I believe, it possesses under the
statutes, for the purpose of filling the
vacancy at the head of the ticket if
Lind's refusal is absolute. I incline
to this view for the reason that the
people's representatives ac the late
convention have had no opportunity
of expressing their preference of any
name other than that of Lind, and
the committee sbould naturally feel
timid about assuming the sole respon
sibility. It also seems to me that the
functions of the old convention have
ceased by its adjournment, and can
not now be revived. It would seem
that no man would care to accept the
nomination at the hands of the com
mittee under the circumstances as tame
as they must now necessarily be, while
a new convention would arouse enthu
siasm and create the proper spirit for
the coming campaign.
At this writing it is difficult to say,
whether or not another convention
will be called.