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Giftto Cit
nies at, Presentation
[onument on Scene
of Execution.
jttiersTeli of Experi
at Time of Famous
'rial of Indians.
'h dication exercises beld in the
"i J. O. O F. hall in commemo
(be hanging of the thirty
{}, iiansin Mankato and to form
a ovjer to tbe city tbe monu
cently erected to mark tbe
Mire tbe execution took place,
attended and very much en
""'. all present. A good man 01
generation were there, m*ny
bad either witnessed tbe bang
ud lived in or near Mankato
2 ie and took part in tbe defense
tbe Indians during those
is times. As the stories of tbe
varfare were recounted by
Hughes. C. E. Wise, W. H.
H. B. Perrin, the audience
Attentively and those of tbe
is who bad lived in Mankato
me grew thoughtful as they
$red tbe bloody event which
in this county in their boy
|ys. During tbe talk by C. E.
ae of tbe older gentlemen
and assisted in telling about
ug of Jobu Campbell and bis
*d up as the pages, of metn*
ay acted as cbairinati of the
introduced tbe speakers and
dedicatory address,
jgram opened with a beauti
1 re by Lamm's orchestra. W.
aeo related some retuiuiscen
man times when be was but a
told of cbase after a num
dlaas who had plundered a
of one of the settlers and
occupants. Be said that at
which was in 1864 and '65,
imors were rife, but there was
terrible outbreak. Roving
savages would come round
a while and plunder a house,
women and children half to
off with the horses and cat
ere too cowardly and too few
It murder. We went to Sbel
3 a night," narrated Mr. Per
ee a performance given by a
a atereoptlcon. He had it ic
and we looked through peek
tee tbe pictures thrown on tbe
While there we learned that
had been killed. We all
ut to find the murdering red
!w of us had guns and what
•e, were poor weapons-" Mr.
|ld of tbe cbase over the hills,
Ivhicb the Indians were not
but another party of men
same mission as themselves
sn for Indians and the party
ild to go on. It turned out
same party whom they mis
savages, also mistook Mr.
party for Indians and both
ere pretty badly scared.
Pay continued bis remin
aod told of tbe hanging of
jnpbell, the treacherous half
Ijlr. Pay was preseut at Carup
1, which took place on the
the court house now stands
was bung on a tree in
'fhere the school house DOW
•jy told Of a chase after a band
'ding Indians when a flock of
be distance were taken for a
avages. Atty. Hughes then
vid story of tbe stirringtimes
out tbe time of tbe battle of
He told of tbe trial and
of 3)3 out of 425 Indians
captured after tbe outbreak
an end. It was first decided
,411 of tbe 3tf3 but on an order
*ident, it was found that to
of tbe most guilty ones
sufficient. This was reduced
ight by a pardon from Presi.
appy iew
dent Lincoln when he found that two
of them were really innocent. All of
the Indians were convicted almost
wholly on tbe testimony of a negro-,
who deserved hanging as richly as
any of tbe redmen.
Peter Big Fire, one of those par
doned by tbe president, bad really
helped some of the white people to
escape and be was convicted because
be bad been with a party of tbe mur
derers when be was trying to escape
Be afterwards started a revival in tbe
barracks where the remaining Indians
were kept, and by spring all of them
could read and write. They were 1 iter
taken to a prison in Iowa and when
released went ^out into Dakota and
tried to get land. They were not
allowed to do this and so went further
west and took up claims. Some of
them became prosperous and one of
them Is Dr. Charles Eastman of Dart
mouth college, a writer of more than
ordinary repute. Mr. Hughes has a
great deal of charity for toe red man.
He says tbattbey are not all bad and
treacherous, although most of them
are. ."/'.v.'- •..'''•'-•
A series of recollections followed by
C. E. Wise, of The Daily Review. He
id that in i862be was only two years
old, so his recollect.on is not very
vivid. However, be said that he had
associated a great deal with men who
remembered the times and be also has
a number of newspaper files that were
published by bis father during the In
dian troubles. With these resources
Mr. Wise gave a very interesting ad
dress, seconded at times by old gentle
men in the audience who remembered
the occurrences as though they bad
happened yesterday. While tbe 303
Indians were in captivity here, await
ing their execution tbe town was stir
red up continually.
Some people wanted them all
hanged. At one time attempt .was
isiajia^Jbe M^«u^4^^^0
townspeople to storm tbe barracks and
Ki.ll off tbe redmen to a man and save
further discussion of tbe matter. A
number of letters and orders, from the
governor and officers in charge of tbe
troops stationed here at the time of
the execution, to tbe president, and
their answers were read by Walter
In making the dedicatory address
Judge Cray wished to have it under
stood that tbe monument has not been
erected to gloat over the death of tbe
redmen, for they met their death
bravely. It is simply to record ac
curately an event in history. So
many people come to Mankato and
wish to see the spot where tbe Indians
were hung. It can now be pointed out
to them accurately.
"The monument", said Judge Cray,
"was cut from St. Cloud granite and
is a remarkably fine piece of work.
The Chicago and Northwestern rail
way allowed it to be put on their land
free of charge. T. R. Cougblan laid
tbe foundation for it free. Tbe Omaha
and Milwaukee roads shipped tbe
stone to Mankato free. W. R. Ham
mett hauled tbe stone to its foundation
aLd set it up, without charge. O. R.
Ekle superintended its erection with
out cost. And there it stands, ready
to be received by Mankato, to mark
the exact spot where the execution
took place, so as to satisfy the curios
ity of those who in visiting Mankato
'want to know where tbe Injuns were
Mayor Taylor then made his speech
of acceptance on behalf of tbe City
and tbe exercises were concluded by
the song ''America".
The New Parcels Post.
The following item taken from the
Pioneer Press shows how the parcels,
*^ot convicted by the jury, but' post has already been utilized by one
le demanded his life. Tbe l*rge business house in sending out
iunmended that he be held
jmeeting,of tbe district court,
parcels. We have a full page of in
formation io this week's issue concern
ing the working of the new regulation
which should be read by every user
of the mails.
Onethousand concrete pavingblocks,
each a separate stamped parcel, will
be the first installment of parcel post
mail to leave Gary, Ind. Two big
drays carrying the bricks wrapped
and addressed, bscked up to the post
office today and tbe locil postoffice
force had to transform themselves into
brick -yard laborers and carry the
6,000 pounds of bricks into the office
to have the stamps canceled.
Tbe? are being sent out as samples
by a manufacturer, who found that he
could send them out cheaper by parcel
post than by express.
Miss Elfrieda
Mr. Herbert
Baltrusch W
Third Miss
Fourth Miss I
The New Ulra Publishing
The subscription contest which
closei, last night at^ rnldnight has
tn&de.* hundreds 'and
the many new names added tbedal&s
have been changed on most of thjroid
names. It is practically impossigifeto
have gone thru a business involving
so much work without allowiiigjjsottie
errors to creep io and we would urge
all old subscribers as well as new to
look carefully at tbe name anct date
and address on the yellow subscrip
tion label which tbe paper bears when
it comes this week and next. lf jthere
is any mistake, call us up promptly
and have tbe matter reclined at $nce.
Not all dates will be right this week
because many subscriptions didV not
reach our office until after midnight,
too late to make changes before
mailing, but if there is a mistake and
it is repeated next week let us know at
once. Our telephone number is 101.
City Election Promises to be a
Hot 0
Our neighboring town Redwood Falls
will have another city election in
January which promises to be as hotly
contested as last year's. The citizens
there are again divided on the question
of license or no license. J. P. Cooper
who was elected last year on tbe draw
of a tie vote has refused to be a can
didate this year. In his place the drys
Courtesy of Makato Free Press
Now that the contest is ended everybody interested is
relieved. The contestants hawk made a good clean fight
from the very beginning and ^everyone agrees that the
winner is entitled to the first prize by virtue of the fact that
the prize was earned by hard work and because of the fact
that that winner had the ability to produce the greatest
That the contest was fair from start to finish and that
tbe winner deserved the prize ,is tbe unanimous verdict
which has reached us from ever/- direction*
First Prize
Second Prize Myra
a Winkelmann,
Contest closed last night at trj&idnight with the above
mentioned result. When the tithe expired the judges, C. G.
Rein, Wesley Miller, W. C. Sch|jjkder took possession of the
ballot box, opened it, counted th& money and votes to seework
that there was no mistake and then awarded the prizes.
great Subscription Gift
W^'w?sh to thank all who have
taJr-j* »ny interest in tbe contest. The
»ej»i*t accomplished bas been what we
oks to lb« Aferty ~flupp«*t.
given tbe contestants by their Menus
who, &e hope, we may also number
amocj^our friends. It 'has been our
aim not to allow subscriptions to be
taken fdr a great length of time so
that no one could be asked to expend
a large Sum of money and, we hope to
go on making the paper better so that
tbe new subscribers who have come to
us thru* the contest may feel that tbey
get value received for the money
One thing more: We hope our new
subscribers will feel perfectly free to
send in news items at any time also
to offer criticism and suggestions.
We trust you can learn something
from us. We know we can learn from
you if you will let us.
Alumni Give High School Quint
The Alumni undertook to damon
istrate tbe fine points of basket-ball to
Coach Lawis' protegees last Friday
night and very nearly carried off first
bonors from the evening's melee.
have nominated Dr. E. A. L.vmao.
Tbe wets are beaded by J. fl. Me)ges, cussion the *core stood 33 to 29 in
a native of New Ulm, for the office of io favor of the jounger set.
Mayor. The vote, no doubt, will be The regulars
close again this year.
It took the "Has beens" some time
to get started but when tbey did get to
working together the? rapidly gained
on the present day supporters of the
lavender and white and when the
referee's whistle put a Btop to the dis-
that took the
started with a rush
veterans off their feet
for a time and at the end of the first
half had registered 31 of their final 33
The old men had time to think things
over between halves and, with a few
changes In the lineup, came back to
do or die in the second session. Tbey
very soon demonstrated that they were
able to come back and.with a display
of team work that made the High
School lazy, tbey swept tb%floorand
registered with a most alarming fre
quency. As the second half progressed
it looked as if tbey would turn tbe
trick for Hein and Hubn shoot like
fienus and tbe guards simply smoth
ered the High School forwards. Tbe
time proved a little too abort for them
to overcome the big lead, however,
and they were forced to be content
with second bonors and tbe satisfac
tion of having thrown a bad scare into
tbe ranks of the High School support
The High School played a well
ballaoced game and excelled in team
altbo tbey slowed up materially
in tbe second period. Hein and Huhn
were the stellar lights for the "Has-o
beens", Hein registering five field
baskets and three points from the foul
line. Huhn was a close second with
four baskets and two free throws to
his credit. The Alumni showed a lack
of team work, especially in the first
half. This was to be expected as tbey
have bad little or no chance to work
together since their old high school
days. The game was olean and hard
fought thruout.
Line up.
H. S. Alumni
L. Seifert Huhn
Amann Mayer, J. Groebner
Cordes Hein
Gieseke A. Seifert
Huev'elmann A Groeboejt.
Tbe boys play the first game of tbeirli ffiW property as exclusive owoertbere-^,
regular _Hi«b^hool' s|b^^e_ %hon^ —and,'••••-'—••':.^|
rtwy Aeet, ib» fwo^peett f»le teai»-«o AO«*pt
tbe borne floor next Friday evening.
O.ber games so far arranged are:
Jan. 9
Jan. 17
Jan. 24
Feb. 7
Feb. 14
Loyolas at xdankato
St. James H. S. at New
St. Peter H. S. at bt. Peter
St. Peter H. S. at New (Jim
Lecture at Congregational Church.
The Men's Club of the Congrega
tional Church bas secured an especial
ly good attraction for their next meet
ing wbieh will occur Thursday even
ing, January 16th. Thursday, tbe9th,
is tbe regular meeting night of the
Clun but aa that is also tbe night of
the Church's annual business meeting
tbe Club date has been set a week
The program comittee bas, after
considerable effort, secured Supt.
Cbas. O. Merica of tbe Redwing
Training School for boys and bismade
subject will be "Tbe Boy Problem".
Mr. Merica came from tbe West to
take tbe place made vacant by tbe
resignation of Supt. Wbittier after tbe
disclosures made of the system of cor
poral punishment in vogue at tbe
Slate Institution. Supt. Merica, as
we understand it, is not an advocate
of severe punishments and we believe
bis idea is that a boy is spoiled by
lack of trust in him and by injudicious
restraints and punishments His talk
will undoubtedly treat tbe matter from
a view point different from that or
dinarily beld by the average person
and, as such, it should prove of
serious in erestto parents and all who
in any way have to deal with tbe boy
problem. The Men's Club wish it to
be widely known that tbe meeting will
be open not only to men but to ladies
as well and all are most cordially in
vited to be present. It is hoped that a
large audience will greet the speaker
who is making a special effort to be
here and comes from a considerable
Captain C. C. Whitney, editor of
The News Messenger of Marshall,
Minn., and one of the best known
Grand Army men in tbe state, is
seriously ill at the hospital of the Sol
ers' Home, Minnehaha Falls. As a
member of tbe board of trustees of tbe
Soldiers' Home, Captain Whitney at
tended the monthly meeting of tbe
trustees at the home last Tuesday. He
was taken suddenly ill after tbe meet
ing and on tbe advice of friends re^
mained there. His wife joined him at
the Home and has been with bim ever
since. .Redwood Gazette.
In Land Suit
Judge Olsen Files Decision in
Celebrated Case on Last
Day of Year.
Land Deal Declared Fraudu
lent Thruout. Exhaustive
Memorandum Filed.
Late Tuesday afternoon, Judge
Olsen's decision in the Rudolph)
Wright case, finding in favor of
plaintiffs, was made public. This
no doubt, prove cheerful news for
New Year for Mr. Rudolphi, bee
upon tbls decision depended his
remain in possession of Me
stead on North Minnesota Stree
to rid himself of some cheap,
less land in Wisconsin. Tl
was tried before Judge Olsen
a jury on September 26th and
days were consumed in the trial
action. •'.-.•'- X'i
Mr. Rudolphi contended' that
land in Wisconsin bad been frauo
lently misrepresented to him and that
relying on these representations, he
bad given Mr. Wright a deed to bis
property on North Minnesota Street
jn exchange for lands in Jack»on
County, Wisconsin and demanded fh& ..
that the deed given by him to W
be cancelled and that be be declared
to.be entitled to retain' possession of"
Tbe Court further finds that fee Wis
consin land ie not good farming land
that almost half of it is swamp land
that it is not capable of producing
good crop* in ordinary seasons and
that it is not worth to exceed 13.00 per
acre, and that when the plaintiffs
a trip in October 1911, to
examine tbe land, tbe defendant went
along and fraudulently pointed out
land to them which he did not own as
I being part of the land to be traded and
that tbe land thus shown to tbem was
of greater value and worth 97.00 per
As conclusions of law the court finds
and orders that judgment be entered in
favor of the Rudolpbis cancelling, an
nulling and setting a»ide the deed to
the New Ulm property and that Mr.
Kudolphi be declared to be the owner
in fee and that the defendant have no
interest therein whatsoever, and that
the defendant Wright is entitled to the
deed of the Wisconsin lai0 |rbich was
tendered to him in Af. 11, 1912. The
plaintiffs having won out, are also en
titled to their costs and disbursements'
which in this case will amount to quit*-
a respectable sum of money. 'v
Tbe annual meeting of the officers Of
tbe National Guard was beld at the
the Nationa Guar was held at toe ..
Rddisson Hotel,.Minneapolis Fridajr^ ^jg
and Saturday of last week. The,
lowing officers attended
Major John Buschers of the 2nd R«sgi-*,|^
ment Field and Sstaff Capt. Albrrt
Pfaeoder, and Lieut. Adolph, Klause
of Co. "A" and Lieuts./Bdwin H,.
Juni and Wm. U. Bierbaum of the
Machine Gun Company. V- ,,„ '.$'
The following officers were*eleeied*
recently to conduct the. affairs" of
Germania Lodge No* 6*0. P- H. 8
for the ensuing year: Jres.,, Mrs.
Bertha Goetscb Vice Rraa.,-Mrs.
Mary Bacbmann Financial Becy*.
Miss Emma Gebser Recording Secy
Mrs. Julia' Berndt TVeaa., Mrs
Amanda Wicherskf Guide, Mrs.
Anna Mueller Inner Guide, Mrs.
Anna James Deputy,-Mrs. FraosWka
Beilm Trust**, Mrs. Mergaretna
cousin land which bad been. tendered
in its decision the Court finds that
Wright falsely and frauaulently repre
sented that tbe Wisconsin land was
good farming land and that it would
in ordinary seasons produce good
crops of potatoes, vegetables and
grains, except wheat that the soil was
sandy mixed with clay that he had.
paid 112 CO per acre and that it wa»
worth and eouUl be readily sold for
$15 00 per acre and that these repre
sentations were made with tbe intent
to deceive and defraud Mr. Rudolph!
and to Induce bim to make the
exchange of said properties.
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