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First Political Speech
Ottetal Pasarof las Oty of N«w Ulm
AabtcrlptlM gate* $1.8* P»* Vear.
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1912
"We predicted some months ago that
GOT. Eberhartfcould nave the fight of
bti life on his bauds to secure a re
nomination for the offloe of Governor
and one of our contempararies
practically laughed us out of Court.
What is the situation now?
Politios in the 3d Congressional
District will be a trifle warmer In the
campaign this fall than they have
been for some years. Congressman
Davis of St. (Peter is not only going
to have opposition in the primaries,
being opposed for the nomination by
State Senator A. J. Rockoe, but in the
November election if he should be
nominated, he will have a strong
Democrat as an opponent. The out
look for Democratic success in the 3rd
District appears bright enough to
have a contest on for the {nomination.
F. L. Glotzbach of Faribault a
brother of George Glotzbach of Sleepy
Eye has already filed and others are
willing to ruD and may make their
candidacy known in the near future.
At the earnest request of his friends,
P. M. Ringdahl, Chairman of the
Board of Control, hss announced him
self as a candidate for Governor on
the Democratic ticket. In speaking
of his candidacy, the St. Peter Free
Press says editorially, that aside from
his politics the people, regardless of
party, have a high regard for Mr.
Ringdahl, whom tbey know as a clean
and capable man, one likely to make
a first-class executive in the event of
his election. We heartily agree with
Brother Miller in this, but we take
issue with him when he says that there
is probably little danger of a demo
crat's being elected governor this
year. The opportunities were never
better for Democratic success and we
predict that Mr. Ringdahl will not
only be nominated but also elected.
There is no one else in the political
lime-light of State politics to-day who
carries with him the honesty of
purpose and straightforwardness that
characterize Mr. Ringdahl and if be
could meei every independent voter in
the State between now and election,
his majority would be the biggest that
has ever been rolled up for any
gubernatorial candidate in the State
at any time. The people are going to
rule and they are looking for honest
men and they will find them, and
among them will be Mr. Ringdahl.
of the
The first gun of the Republican cam
paign in New Ulm waa fired Monday
evening when Jae. B. Peterson, candi
date for the U. S. Senate in opposition
*to Knute Nelson, addressed about fifty
people in Woodman Hall.
Mr. Peterson proved an interesting
speaker but did not receive much
•applause. He devoted most of his
\tddress to remarks on the recall of
judges and to an effort to impress his
audience with the idea that he is a
friend of the common people and for
that reason if for no other should re
place Senator Nelson.
A Btranger in town who did not know
it was a republican meeting might
have been readily excused for thinking
it a demecratic speech unless he heard
the whole address. One very note
worthy fact regarding this campaign
apeecb was the absence of compliment
ary references to Roosevelt or Taft and
but few concerning LaFollette. except
in connection with Cummins and others.
If Mr. Peterson's sddress is a sample
of what we may expect in the line of
fall campaign speeches it is a good
indication |of the unusually large ma
jority to be given Woodrow Wilson.
Home Coming: Week
Poyerty or Refer,«f Pweftvtf
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An animated discussion of the ques
tion -whether or not Socialism will do
•way with poverty evolved the follow
ing expression of the views of one
man on the subject Herman Kuehn,
the Hebrew philosopher of Chicago,
advances the idea that in an ideal
state poverty will be the chosen con
dition of nearly all and tells why this
will be.
Among other things, he says:
"That abject and degrading poverty
about which Debs gets so wrought up
is by no means the only kind of pov
erty there is. Poverty, in all con
science, 4s sufficiently degrading in
the circumstances overwhelming the
actual sufferers from actual want But
how much of all this deplorable pov
erty, due to actual want, exists as
compared to the pangs engendered by
Fear of Poverty? I suppose I'd be
charged with exaggeration to "guess"
that a fraction over 99 per cent (could
the intensity of the "pangs" be mathe
matically gauged) would be found due
to Fear and NOT to Want.
"Suppose now that this Fear could
be eliminated (as indeed it can)
where, then, would be the sting of
poverty? And how readily it could
(and by our universal brotherhood,
how effectively it would) be assuaged!
"The Fear of Want eliminated, how
many of us, think you, would delib
erately seek to acquire and accumu
late goods? To what extent could the
mania of owning things obsess us
were we emancipated from that Fear?
"When mankind attains normality
we shall have the poor always with
us, because they will elect to be in
poverty—not poverty 'stricken,'.but in
poverty because they will be the hap
pier for not being burdened with the
care of much possessions. And such
among them as are 'stricken' will be
succored, and will not be or feel de
graded by accepting brotherly help—
nor will the helpers plume themselves
because of their 'generosity,' but will
be eager to shield the really needy.
It looks far-fetched, indeed, immersed
as we are in our current worship of
possession, to conceive of a state of
social relationships in which there
will be an active, If friendly, compe
tition to be early each with his meas
ure of meal for the hungry, and his
service for those that in anywise re
quire it. Tet that, and that alone, is
what is in the nature of things. We
have become so accustomed to re
garding the artificial as superior to
the natural that we seldom look for
the operation of the natural law of
"In normal conditions the poor will
be always with us, and in the vast ma
jority, because they will prefer to be
poor. In our present state of perver
sion (due entirely to the prevailing
faith in the coercive powers to which
we all lend our aid) the poor are al
ways with us because they uphold the
institutions that make their poverty
fearsome and degrading. This is not
to say that they knowingly contribute
to their own misery Certainly not!
They don't know! There's the rub!
"There's nothing to be afraid of ex
cept of being afraid. Had we faith
in the natural brotherness of man to
one-tenth the extent that we have
faith in the institutions that engender
fear of one another, the sting of pov
erty would be dispelled instantly
"To those who voluntarily choose
poverty (and the reasons why sane
people should and will so choose are
so numerous and obvious that only the
wilfully blind cannot see them) we
must look at length for "the truth that
shall make us free." For these, mak
ing no claims upon Nature, Society, or
their brothers, will be first to see the
absurdity of all such claims—and will
good naturedly laugh at them. And
they will teach the somber "reformer"
how to indulge his first laugh, and af
ter that it will become easy, even for
him, to join in the merriment.
"It is not to political Socialism we
must look for this deliverance, else we
shall always look in vain. The So
cialism that has power to save is that
implanted in us by Nature itself. Po
litical socialism does not encourage
this faith. It carries on its shoulder
the chip of 'the rights of the working
class' as opposed to the chip on the
shoulder of the owning class. A
plague on both their houses. If I
must choose between the Empire of
the Rich and the Empire of the Poor,
I'll choose precisely as the political
socialist now does. But I have a
wider scope of choice. I don't need
an Empire really. I am Innocent of a
chip on my shoulder. We have all of
us—or the intelligent among us—
merely to chuck the chip!"
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New Ulm Ic Co
committee decided to send a recruit-
ing party into Milford the next day
with wagons, music and flags, a regu-
lar German recruiting party. Mon-
w,,v^Ak BdltaA Hugo KOKM
Chas. Roos, Sr., Sheriff of Brown County During Indian Massacre.
Sunday, August 17th, 1862, was an ing formed and ammunition handed
ideal day. The sun shone bright and out to them, which took about half an
nearly all the inhabitants of New Ulm hour in all, further news was received
were out in the open. While they which made it certain that it must be
were thus occupied several wagons a rather large band which was com
carae filled with recruits, men who mitting these murderous attacks. The
were willing, if necessary, to sacri- sheriff thereupon ordered the militia
fice their lives in behalf of their coun- under arms and gave orders to barri
try Wherever recruits appeared the cade part of the city and then left hur
desire to put one's self at the com- riedly with his posse to the scene of
mand of the fatherland which was in the ambush. The party met the wa
trouble, manifested itself, and so it gon containing the wounded Haupt
was here Major Galbraith, the In- before they left the city. About 3
dian agent, was the leader of the par- miles out they met another wagon
ty. After the customary greetings he with Steimle who, as he was unable
was asked to deliver a speech which to speak, having been shot through
he agreed to do. The people assem- the throat, wrote upon a piece of pa
bled in large numbers in Gross's ho- per that Fenscke, Dietrich and
tel in the afternoon, where Major Gal- Schneider were dead also where they
braith was received with cheers. Af- were lying and that many Indians
ter he had given it as his firm convic- were there. The posse then deployed
tion that there was absolutely no dan- as skirmishers and moved rapidly
ger to be feared from the Indians bo-, forward to their destination. By this
cause he had complied with their ev- :tlme a few wagons caught up with
ery wish, he called upon the young the party for the purpose of taking
men of New Ulm to enlist in the Vol- back any wounded or dead, which
unteer army for the purpose of put' might be found,
ting down the rebels of the South When the party came near the scene
while those whose conditions would of the murderous attack, the left
not permit them to take active part wing moved forward in double quick
in the campaign could indirectly as- time while the right, which had to
sist in getting up a volunteer com-
pany. After the speaker had closed moved forward in common time. This
his address and had been roundly ap-, movement was necessary in case
plauded, as is usual under such cir- there were Indians there to be able
cumstances, several of the New Ulm to attack them from two sides. By
people began to collect money and to doing this the left wing came right
secure men for a company. Among opposite the opening of the creek and
these were Schneider, Dietrich and|C0Ul$L control the bridge without be
Penscke. These three were not ableting in danger, while the men of the
to go personally but were willing to' right wing once in the thicket had
do all in their power to recruit a the same covering and protection as
company in Brown and adjoining the Indians The center marched over
counties. On the same day a com- the bridge first while the wings were
mittee consisting of the above three impeded somewhat on account of the
and Jacobs and Rudolph commenced creek. Fenscke was found a few
to circulate a subscription list for steps this side of the bridge, Dietrich
money and by night had also secured and Schneider about 100 yards on the
18 signatures for a company. In the other side, Schneider's body being di
evening Major Galbraith delivered an- vested of all clothing except a shirt,
other speech at the Gross hotel. The
The sheriff was immediately called ",1!° 5Pm^ *s
and confronted with the news that 2?L 2 ii S
the Indians were on the war path. P.lance themselves under their protec
He also believed that this was the re
suit of too much whiskey but as a Arriving at Henle's they found sev
precaution he called to- ral people. One
iteau&'iieiia^iajji^ •!B»,^HiwiMft»ttMir iffwo mw»iimim
through the creek and thicket,
had to continue its way
to he WOO(
ig. The left wing
therefore, sent into the fields, the
moved forward on the highway
and re to
day morning Major Galbraith left forl(.woods. houses along the road
St Peter with his recruits "were examined and a live child was
About 9 or 10 o'clock in the morn- found in the first When they reached
ing, the Milford recruiting party con- Henle's, Mrs Henle who had hidden
sisting of about 15 persons, started herself in the woods appeared. Af
out with wagons, music and flags, ter a few minutes' rest most of the
The band playing, they left the city men moved on while the wagons and
a few hours later and rapidly moved a few armed men remained to load up
forward toward Milford When the the wounded and to arrange the wag
party came to a point about one mile ons for such other wounded as they
this side of Henle's they found the might find About one mile farther
mutilated remains of a man named on the party saw a man driving an
Messmer, lying near the roadside, ox team across the prairie. At first
They immediately stopped and as the they thought they had before them a
man was still alive it was assumed farmer and they called to him to come
that the Indians must have commit- with them because it was too danger
ted this act just a few minutes prev- ous to go on alone but it was only a
iously. It was decided forthwith, as short time before they recognized in
it was generally believed that this him an Indian and the Indian also no
was the work of a few drunken In- ticing them made a signal to the
dians, to give chase and capture them, woods with a cloth and gave the war
The teams started out on this mission whoop. Immediately John Hauensteln
at full speed but only a few rods leveled his rifle and sent the savage
away was a thicket and a creek over^e? greeting which struck him in the
which there .was a bridge. Schneider back. The Indian fell but jumped up
with the first wagon, had just about, again and the chase began. A slough
passed the bridge when firing was was passed as rapidly as possible, the
opened upon them from the thicket Indian receiving a second shot from
and Schneider and Dietrich were im- Hauenstein's trusty rifle, which to
mediately killed. On the second wag' judge by the actions of the Indian
on was Fenscke who was also killed who again fell to the ground, must
and Haupt and Steimle, who were have struck him like the first in the
wounded. Haupt managed to save left side. He had great advantage
himself by making for the third wagon over his pursuers because he was on
which still held by the wounded man dry ground, while they were in the
along the road. When the survivors slough. The slough was, nevertheless,
saw that the Indians were there in passed in double quick order and then
such large numbers and well armed chase was given up to the woods, a
they saw the futility of having a fur- distance of about one mile. The quar
ther encounter with the savages es- ry escaped, but blood spots were
pecially as they were all unarmed, found on the route he had taken. Up
They, therefore, gathered up the to now the party had seen but one
wounded in the wagons and drove Indian, but were of the opinion that
full gallop to New Ulm On the way the savages were in the timber close
they warned the people living near by. The timber was part of the "Re
the road and filled up their wagons serve." Not' knowing how many
with women and children. A part of might be hidden in there and night
the party had, when the firing com- coming on, the posse concluded that
menced, figured out that the wagons it would be better to desist from fol
were not safe places and jumped out lowing them any farther and that it
and escaped into the woods and re- would be more sensible to take the
turned to New Ulm afoot. About noon wounded and the women and children
a man galloped into the city calling, who had been found to the city and to
"The Indians are coming. They are attack the Reserve later with a larger
massacring everything on the way force. The party after they had seen
and are only a few miles off. They in the distance the ruins of a bum
have already killed the recruiting ing house returned home. A number
party." of them went along through the tim
gather a \o capture the crowd womawagons
who hafull
beeof found
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£f supposed drunHardji and put them timber was taken along by the party,- "I consider that Foley's Honey and
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double-barreled shot guns and otter wnen the party finally arrived at New
weapons which had been .hurriedly Ulm. Several Area were burning on
picked np. While the posse was be- the •treet some distance away from
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the now barricaded city and pickets
were on duty. In the mantime news
had been received by Jacob Nix that
the Indians had massacred the peo
ple at the Lower Sioux Agency. On
account of these disturbing rumors
the sheriff ordered the entire militia
of the county under arms and mus
terd in those who were already on
hand. Jacob Nix was entrusted with
the command of the Brown county
militia and the defense of the city.
(To be Continued)
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