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Minnesota's two Sunday School Con-'
ventions were held at Worthington and
Bemidji from June 11 to 16. The first
of these conventions was held at Worth
ington from June 11 to 13 where over
one thousand delegates were in attend
ance. Every city, town and village and
rural district in this county was repre
sented there. Those in attendance from
this city were: Mrs. F. H. Krook,
Supt. Elementary Department of Brown
Co. J. H. Haenze, president of New Ulm
district, and the Misses Glorene Dirks
and Gladys Grussendorf, the chosen
Two Conventions This Year.
Since 1859 an annual State Sunday
School Convention has been held but
in only one city each year during this
period of sixty years. This year it was
deemed advisable to hold two conven
tions in order that more of those interest
ed- in Sunday School work might take
advantage of the excellent opportunities
to hear the twelve S. S. experts and to
meet with the great host of workers all
interested in similar problems.
Much Practical Work.
A well balanced program covering
every phase of S. S. work was carried
jut. The general sessions gave much
strength and inspiration and vision to
plan and to fulfil. At the Schools of
Methods held every afternoon in four
different churches it was pointed out by
experts how best to do the work. Abund
ant time was given to general conference
work. The many problems and diffi
culties of a large number of faithful
workers in the Sunday Schools of
Southern Minnesota were discussed and
solved for the benefit of all interested..,
Forty periods of instructions for pastors,
superintendents and all Sunday School
officers and teachers were held.
Large Audiences.
Every evening the general sessions
were held in Worthington's Chautauqua
Auditorium on the shores of a large and
beautiful lake just outside of the city
limits. This place has become quite a
famous summer resort. The audito
rium has a seating capacity of 2,500
people and every seat was occupied thus
indicating that these sessions were in
tensely interesting, entertaining and in
War's Effects Noted.
The jollification and banquet spirit
which characterized these conventions
heretofore was entirely absent at this
convention, being replaced by one of
reverent and earnest purpose in due
consideration of the great sadness caused
all over the entire world in numberless
homes on account of the great world
calamity in Europe.
A Great Organization.
In order to degnify the great Sunday
School movement in the eyes of the
readers it is proper to quote Mr. Frank
L. Brown of New York, Supt. of the
largest and best organized Sunday
School in America and Secretary of the
World's Sunday School Association who
was present and said in part: "The
Sunday School is the biggest business in
,'.'he world and the largest organization
and movement whose principal aim is
to introduce the world to Jesus Christ
thus making the world better and
happier and safe for all eternity. There
are over 30,000,000 people who directly
belong to this great movement and
probably 100,000,000 who are relatives
of these and therefore interested. This
business is gaining 1,000,000 new custom
ers every year." Mr. Brown who de
votes his entire time to the Sunday
School work training Sunday School,
teachers and officers, has been the in
spiration of hundreds of thousands of
Sunday School workers, mostly laymen,
in this country and to some extent, the
world over as he has written a number
of books on Sunday School work.
Brown Co. Stands High.
Brown County has seventeen or
ganized Sunday Schools with an enroll
ment of 1592, belonging to the Minnesota
Sunday School Ass'n. Out, of eighty
j(V?Hree counties in this state it ranks
sixth in having attained the inter-nation
al Sunday School Standard.
H. Bendixen of Springfield, president
of the Brown County Ass'n. was placed
on the nominating committee at the
Worthington convention justly recog
nizing Brown county as high in the
attainments of the State Sunday School
movement in Minnesota. Dr. G. F.
Reineke of our city is one of the State
Board of Directors.
Making Democracy Safe
One of the themes discussed was:
"Big armies are engaged in making the
world safe for democracy, so the Sunday
School army must be trained to make
democracy safe for the world. When our
boys return home from the trenches
as victors and find the world a godless
world their victories have partly been in
vain. The Sunday School is an agency
to make democracy safe for the world.
"The person is not an educated person
who leaves religion out of his school
curriculum. .Ignorance is the enemy
of democracy and individualism weakens
democracy. We must act as a unit,
in one solid mass, in order to win this
war to make the world safe for dem
ocracy, likewise must all the people act
as one unit to make democracy safe for
the world.
"The greatest traitor is the man or
woman who lifts his finger against
our public school. Such should be
interned. Keep commercialism, politics
and religion out of our public schools,
and we will find that people of all creeds
will more largely patronize our public
"Trained leadership, trained teachers
is the imperative need in the Sunday
Schools just as it is in the public schools
and the commercial world. You cannot
saw wood with a hammer nor can you
train boys and girls in the Sunday School
in right living by unskilled teachers.
The life you live is the lesson you teach.
It is better to put ten men to work than
to do the work of ten men. We have a
fourfold life: A social life, a mental
life and a spiritual life. If any one of
the four elements is lacking our life is
not complete. Religious education of
the whole people is vital in making
democracy safe for the world."
Echo Meeting Later.
Plans are now being made to hold a
so-called State Sunday School Echo
Meeting in the near future in one of the
church parlors in this city at which time
those who were in attendance at the
Worthington Sunday School Convention
are to give reports and all Sunday School
workers interested will be welcome. The
date and place will be announced later.
At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon ac
cording to reports received from St.
Paul, Burnquist was leading Lindbergh
for governor by over 40,000 votes. Ac
cording to tabulated returns from 1279
voting precincts Burnquist, had received
108,094 and Lindbergh 67,308 votes.
There are still 1897 precincts to hear
from, most of which are from the rural
districts. Lindbergh is running well in
the rural districts but it is hardly to be
supposed that he will be able to overcome
the lead which Burnquist had at 4:00
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Lead Will Diminish.
At Non-partisan League Headquarters
those in charge were not willing to con
cede the nomination of Burnquist. but
admitted that it was going to be almost
next to impossible to get enough votes
in the rural districts to over-come
Governor Bumquist's lead, although
practically all the reports now coming
in are in Lindbergh's favor and will
eventually greatly reduce the majority
of Governor Burnquist even if they
should not overcome it.
Cities Go For Burnquist.
According to latest advices Ramsey
County rolls up a majority of over 2000
for Burnquist and it is expected that
Hennepin County will give him a majori
ty of between 5000 and 10,000. Ralph
E. Crane who has the endorsement of
the Non-partisan League for Lieutenant
Governor has developed considerable
strength and it is barely possible that he
may secure the nomination for this office.
Other Candidates Do Better.
AH of the other Burnquist ticket can
didates will be nominated by even larger
majorities than the one Governor Burn
quist will eventually have.
Election returns for the county so
far as they are complete at time of print
ing will be found on page 3 of this issue.
Incomplete returns from the County
give Lindbergh a majority of at least
1000. The Democratic race has almost
become extinct in Brown County.
Former Democratic strongholds failed
to muster even a corporal's guard and
(Continued on Page 2.)
According to telegraphic communica
tions received late last week the next
draft contingent from Brown County
will leave next Tuesday afternoon, June
25, for Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois.
Notices to those who are to go were sent
out by the local board Monday. They
are directed to report at the Armory not
later than Tuesday 10:30 o'clock A. M.
They will depart via the Chicago &
Northwestern at 3:30 P. M. arriving at
Mankato at 4:35 in the afternoon,
leaving that city at 5:15 P.1 M. and
arriving at Camp Grant near Rockford,
Illinois Thursday morning at 7:15. The
others who will go in the special train
are 65 men from Lyon County, 60 from
Lincoln, 122 from Blue Earth and 118
from Olmstead making, a total of 447
men on this special train.
After this contingent is gone there
will still be 89 men left in Class 1 for
the next draft. The following are those
who will have to report for induction
into the service next Tuesday:
Robert F. Schnobrich New Ulm
Henry H. Veigel New Ulm
Carl 0. Engelbert New Ulm
George Grunnert, Jr New Ulm
Alfred H. Windland New Ulm
August H. Lendorf New Ulm
Carl F. Stucke New Ulm
Alfred N. Maidl New Ulm
Henry Stechmann New Ulm
Adelbert E. Blauert New Ulm
Rudolph H. Becker New Ulm
William Adam New Ulm
Frank A. Zoyer New Ulm
Wm. J. Puchner New Ulm
Joseph Schardt. New Ulm
Hugo M. Schnobrich..... t. wNew UI'm
Ora C. Alwin .New Ulm
Joseph N. Schneider New Ulm
Otto Hogen New Ulm
Henry Terhofter New Ulm
Wm. A. Hubmer New Ulm
Charles A. Polta New Ulm
Harry J. Heymann New Ulm
William Schardt New Ulm
William Terhofter New Ulm
Niels C. Madsen New Ulm
Otto Ring New Ulm
Otto Adam New Ulm
Rasmus Madsen .New Ulm
Charles H. Dorn New Ulm
William Wandersee, Jr New Ulm
Henry Wild New Ulm
Albert Schroeder New Ulm
Alfred J. Lamecker New Ulm
Cornelius Burk New Ulm
Louis E. Roesch............ New Ulm
Wenzel Lampl New Ulm
Peter Haas.. Sleepy Eye
George P. Nielson Sleepy Eye
Jack Sackl Sleepy Eye
Chris Peterson Sleepy Eye
August Franke Sleepy Eye
George Baar. Sleepy Eye
Frank J. Maurer Sleepy Eye
Joseph Maurer Sleepy Eye
Peter L. Nothardt Sleepy Eye
Fred W. Wenger Sleepy Eye
Johnston Walker Sleepy Eye
Reuben B. Prosch Sleepy Eye
Edward Slewitzke Sleepy Eye
Wm. M. E. Berg Sleepy Eye
Harry Q. Dirks Springfield
Arthur A. Bottger .Springfield
Fred E. Bowmann .Springfield
Albert Langermann Springfield
Peter Bielen Springfield
Walter F. Krueger Springfield
Fred John Frank Springfield
Wm. F. Schade Springfield
Bernhard J. Engelen Springfield
Albert U. Smith Comfrey
Arthur E. Stark Comfrey
Kjeld T. Kjeldsen Comfrey
Axel Erickson Comfrey
Anton Mattson. Comfrey
Edward Nielson...'.- Comfrey
Albert J. Stocke Comfrey
Henry Hoagland Comfrey
William H. Wall Comfrey
John J. Schurik Comfrey
Niels K. Aabel Comfrey
Floyd Renburg Comfrey
Rangvold Joten Hanska
Elert J. B. Ellefson. Hanska
Christopher Kjolstad.
Elvin G. Helling.....
Herman A. Prahl
Louis Severson.......
Oliver S. Christensen.
Gust Holm
Russell E. Lindsey...
.. Hanska
... Hanska
...St. James
Muscatine, la.
Reinhart W. Salchert.Watertown, S,
John Glasbrenner Wood Lake
Orin Hansen Evan
George GimpL Hinckley
Walter Sorensen Buffalo Center, la
To be denied the right of passing over
a bridge to which the tax payers of Nic
ollet County had contributed fully $9000
was the experience of the farmers of that
countyj who made a trip thru Nicollet
Counti- last Wednesday in the interests
of the ^candidacy of Chas. A. Lindbergh
for governor. Everything had moved
along very nicely and according to pro
gram until the party attempted to cross
the bridge from North Mankato into
Mankato. Here they were met by a
crowd of hoodlums who tore the Lind
bergh banners and Non-partisan League
penants from the cars, tore off the U. S.
flags, threw them on the ground and
trampled them under foot and also tore
off the Liberty Loan and Red Cross
buttons from the coats of quite a number
of the men. Expression like "yellow
dog", "Hit him, paint him yellow" and
"string hir.- up" were quite common.
A traveling salesman by the name of
E. A. Kehoe, according to the Mankato
papers, was one of the main leaders of
this assault upon the Non-partisan
League boosters.
Stt Peter Police Make Arrests
The party reached St. Peter about
1:00 o'clock and drove to Gorman Park
where they had their lunch. Altho the
welcome at St. Peter was not a very
cordial one, still the farmers of Nicollet
County were satisfied with the reception
given them by the citizens of St. Peter
and nothing would have happened in
St. Peter to mar the trip if a big car
containing eight Mankatoites had not
appeared on the scene who began to tear
off the Lindbergh banners. Fortunately
the Chief of Police hove in sight before
th^ewlfeany serious trouble and placed
the ruffians under arrest. Three of the
men, however, managed to get away
and the other five were brot before
Justice Miller. Nelson Kesler, Leo
Glennen and William Abdo were fined
$10 each and Hugh James and Frank
Dalton were acquitted. Wm. Walsch
another Mankatoite who got into a
fistic encounter with one of the visit
ing -farmers was also arrested and fined
Poverty Stricken Bunch
Only one of the Mankato bunch had
enough money to pay his fine and the
others were given a jail sentence but
later some one from Mankato advanced
the fines and the prisoners were then
discharged. The story published in
the St. Paul Pioneer Press and in the
Mankato Free Press to the effect that
St. Peter business men had raised the
amount of the fines by subscriptions is
without foundation. The St. Peter
Free Press is authority for the statement
that the man who advanced the money
wanted to know how he was going to
get his money back when one of the crowd
said "Never mind, get the receipt from,
the justice and present it to the Man
kato City Council where it will be taken
care of."
New Ulm Friendly
Upon their arrival in the/city of New
Ulm the boosters gave an open air con
cert on Minnesota Street and later on
repaired to Turner Hall Park. A com
mittee consisting of Samuel Gieseke,
chairman, Herman Albrecht, Math.
Meurer, J. H. Meurer, Nicholas Rein
hart, Alb. Sievert, Hy. J. Braun, J. H.
Dorn, Herm. Fitzke, and R. D. Wagner
presented the following resolutions,which
were unanimously adopted:
To His Excellency, President Wood
row Wilson:
"We, the undersigned, farmers of
Nicollet County, Minnesota, while on
a booster tour thru Nicollet County on
June 12, 191b, in the interests of the
candidacy of Charles A. Lindbergh,
Republican candidate for Governor of
the State of Minnesota, were most
shamefully assaulted by a lot of hood
lums while crossing the bridge from Nic
ollet County to Mankato in Blue Earth
County, and several United States flags
were torn from the autos, thrown on the
ground and trampled under foot. The
farmers, numbering about six hundred
with their families had done nothing to
provoke this assault.
W most respectfully call your at
tention to this desecration of the Flag,
for the purpose of having the government
take such action as may be necessary
\o prevent anyjjurther such flag dese
crations and to punish the guilty parties.
The undersigned committee will cheer
fully assist the Federal authorities in
prosecuting these parties by furnishing
all the information in their possession."
(Signed by above named committe
Mankato Gets Orders
These resolutions were wired to Wash
ington, D. C. from St. Peter, the County
seat of Nicollet County and it is reported
that the Mankato city officials have
word from Washington to the effect ihat
they must see to it that in the future
any one attending to his own business
be allowed to pass thru their city with
out being molested.
The booster tour started at Courtland
from there went to Nicollet, North Man
kato, Mankato, Kasota, St. Peter,
Traverse, Lake Prairie, Bernadotte, Laf
ayette, Klossner, and New Ulm. The
Courtland band accompanied the tour
and furnished music at every stopping
Uncle Sam and Miss Columbia were
represented in the booster tour by Ray
Meurer and Miss Harriet Meurer, his
sister, of Nicollet. In spite of the little
unpleasantness that the Nicollet County
boosters had at Mankato and also at
St. Peter, they felt that the trip was a
success in every way.
At the annual meeting of the New
Ulm Turnverein held last Saturday the
following officers were re-elected for the
ensuing year: President, Albert Stein
hauser, Vice President, Otto F. Oswald
Recording Secretary, Alfred Schroeck
Corresponding Secretary, Charles Em
merich Treasurer, R. M. Pfaender
First Turnwart, Geo. Hogan Second
Turnwart, R. R. Kemski August Muel
ler, chairman of Committee on Mental
The heavy rain of Monday night was
highly appreciated by all gardeners
and the fresh cool air of Tuesday morning
was a boon to all. The rainy weather
of this season has come just when needed
and has been of such quantities as to
cause the liveliest gratitude among
Monday Sheriff Julius received the
latest amendments to the selective
service regulations defining dependency
on account of marriage. There are
about nine married men here who may
be affected by these new rulings and the
board will take up and pass on all married
men of Class 1 to determine whether
they should be transferred to Class 2.
The rules promulgated are: (a) The
fact of dependency resulting from the
marriage of a registrant who has become
21 years of age since June 5th, 1917,
and who has married since the date of
the introduction of the joint resolution
in Congress requiring his registration,
to-wit: January 15th, 1918, will be
disregarded as a ground for deferred
(b) If a registrant who has attained
the age of 21 since June 5th, 1917 and
who has contracted marriages ubsequent
to the date of the enactment of the
Selective Service law, to-wit: May
18th, 1917, but on or prior to January
15th, 1918, claims deferred classification
on the ground of dependency resulting
from his marriage, the fact of dependency
resulting from his marriage will be dis
regarded as a ground for deferred classi
fication, unless the dependent is a child
of the marriage, born or unborn on or
prior to June 9th, 1918, in which case
such a registrant upon satisfactory proof
being made shall be classified in Class 2.
(c) If a registrant, other than one who
has attained the age of 21 years, since
June 5th, 1917, who has contracted
marriage since May 18th, 1917, claims
deferred classification on the ground of
dependency resulting from his marriage,
the fact of dependency resulting from his
marriage will be disregarded as a ground
for deferred classification, unless the de
pendent is a child of the marriage, born
or unborn on or before June 9th, 1918,
in which case such a registrant upon
satisfactory proof being made shall be
placed in Class 2. K'"/0tmiM
Must Not Evade Serviced'"jy3:
(d) Nothing contained in this ameid
ment to Rule shall be construed as
requiring the transfer to Class 2 of any
registrant who has been finally classified
in Class 1 on the affirmative finding that
his marriage since May 18th,. 1917 was
made with the primary view of evading
military service. H^JSf^S^
As a rule when boosters go out om at
booster raid thru their own county they
are given a loyal welcome at almost
every place that they choose to step
and the citizens of any of the places would}
feel hurt if for some reason ©mother their
own bailiwick was left out of the itinerary
of the boosters. But these are strange
A Shame To The County
Non-partisan booster tours had bee*
planned by the Non-partisan Leaguens
in practically every county in the stale
and in quite a few of the counties there
was more or less unpleasantness at some
of the places thru which the boostas
passed but it was left to Comfrey m.
Brown County to show such a spirit
of hostility and such a* disregard of the
rights of the people that the doings at
that place will always remain a blot OR
the fair escutcheon of Brown County.
Trouble Prophesied
It was intimated to the boosters "be
fore they left Springfield that there might
be some trouble at Comfrey. However,
no one ever dreamed that people would
arm themselves with clubs, rocks, iron
bars and guns or would use such weapons
upon people who came there TrnarmEiL
peacefully inclined and only intending
to pass thru the streets of the village.
When the first cars reached the village
they found a barricade built of hay
racks and other material placed across-
the public road and 50 to 100 men ami
young boys on guard with clubs andother
weapons which they immediately com
menced to put into use. For some
time the air was literally filled witfc
flying, stones, 'eggs, and, clubs. Not ...
only were the defenders of Comfrey
intent on keeping the boosters out of the
confines of their village but after they
had started to turn back and get away
from people who showed such a hostile
spirit, they were followed for half a mfle
and quite a number of the cars were
damaged by being struck with clubs and
daubed with yellow paint.
Cowardly Attack
Several of the boosters were severely
bruised, among them John Grabner,
sixty years of age, a farmer livir.g south,
of Sleepy Eye and Alex Waibel who a
struck over the head with a club, causing
quite a scalp would. Grabner was
knocked down from behind and clubbed
as he lay on the ground. There wens
quite a number of others who had scalp
wounds but these were not of a serous
nature. For. a time it was feared £hat
Grabner had been struck by a bullet,
as a number of shots were fired hy the
Comfreyites but from latest advices it
would seem that this was not the *case,
One of the men poked a gun at a womaa
of the booster party and made threat*
of shooting but the woman did not show
any signs at all of being afraid aM called
the man a coward and dared him to
shoot. Some of the men of the booster
party managed to get possession of some
of the cluhs1 and wielded them also,
apparently with fairly good results am,
would appear frrom later accounts that
have trickled into New Ulm from Com-
If the reports that have beached th
office ar,e true, it would, appear that the
Comfreyites had deliberately planned
a battle to the finish because it is said
that back of the first line of attack they
had stored- quite a number of clubs, irom
bars and rocks, so that in case they were
forced to retreat they would always have
weapons to continue the fight.
Interesting Souvenir.
Root. C. Lambrecht managed to se- .'
cure and retain ope of the clubs that
were used by the Comfreyites and showed
it on the streets of New Ulm the followae
day. This'was a most vicious Inciting
weapon about four feet long and .at the
end almost as thick as a base ball hat,
The twigs were cut off in such a manner
that there were at last a dozen sharp, ',
strong prongs sticking out. It is a
wonder that no more serious hannccame*
to the fanners than actually did.
Cowards Ask Sheriff* Help.
An attempt was made by *me of the
Non-partisan Leaguers to ieatfrlfew f:
Ulm by telephone but he ra unable to g^%j%
get any service. Others however.
seemed to be able io get service overtbe ff\
telephone because Melton Hamlta*, a
barber of ConuVey. who was -one «f the
leaders of, the mob and who was toting
a shooting iron' around, shortly theie
jffi (Continued on page 2)

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