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1 9^5? *w 0l 4 'aft* ...jf?' J*ft VUL. XLII. ^^MCl^tf Ml IMPORTANT BILLS TO BE SUBMITTED -'-V ii_^_44"f^ff--i" TONNAGE TAX, CHEAPER FISH, STATE PACKING PLANT *f URGED. *.. *s-^^t A.rC. WELCH, REPRESENTATIVE OF GLENCOE, ANNOUNCES »,a MEASURES. ?**i\' '_:t' Tonnage tax, soldiers' relief and theof bank deposits guarantee bills will be introduced by Nonpartisan senators and representatives, at the special session of the legislature which convenes Septem ber 8, according to an announcement just made by A. C. Welch, League representative of Glencoe, in the McLeod Ccunty Republic. Measures to provide immediate and temporary relief from the high cost of living are being pre pared for introduction. These include a bill to enable the state to immediately acquire the Farmers' Packing company plant near South St. Paul and operate it in opposition to the "Big Five" pack ing trust, and a bill to order the state game and fish commission to enlarge its fish-marketing operations so that the entire state may get fish at all times at actual cost to the state. These bills are now being prepared and will be introduced in the house of representatives .immediately after the session opens.. -,. "We want to hasten the session as much as' possible," said Representa tive Welch, "and therefore will insist that all bills be read in full on first, second ajid third reading and imme diately put on their final passage on the roll call. We do not want legis lation tied up by committees and will demand that they be voted upon with out being referred to any committees." The excuse Governor Burnquist gave when ^lhng. ^he„^special, sesiion was forest fire protection. He intends, how ever, to endanger such protective legis lation by attempting to pass a primary elections repeal bill to do away with the people's power to choose their own candidates. It was over the primary repeal bill that the last, regular session became tied up a filibuster. Bill To Cut Costs. The League delegation is drawing up a bill to be introduced aiming at cheaper fish. During the war the fish and game commission was author ized to spread not more than five nets in the Minnesota lakes and sell the wild fish thus caught to the public at cost. The result of these operations was that the commission sold fish to the public at 4 and 5 cents a. pound below the market price and in a few weeks, despite further price reductions, the state made _a profit of $22,000 from the experiment. It is estimated that there is enough wild fish in the Lake of the Woods alone to supply the people of Minne sota with cheap food for years without materially reducing the supply in the international lakes and streams. Lake Superior, with its white fish particu larly, offers another fertile fishing field for the state. .,,. 'State Packing.'-?'^i-^'*? "The bill to take over the Farm ers'- Packing company plant near South St. Paul offers the state an excellent opportunity to reduce the cost of meat to the consumer and still give the far mers a fair price for livestock," said Mr. Welch. .-^ \. "This plant is having a hard battle against, the tactics of the 'Big Five' trust and because of insufficient capi tal it is only able to accomplish a ^part of its aims in reducing the price of meat. The state could^do better and on a bigger scale." JJ& Representative Welch said that he had received letters from many rep resentatives who had previously voted against the League measures and who now see the light and will support the League bills. The state could buy the packing plant and make it the biggest in Min nesota without a cent's additional taxes to the resident property owmr.^T^vv^' A fair and just tonnage tax would pay for the entire purchase and oper ation and still leave a big surplus in the state treasury. Representative Welch is preparing to introduce the' same bill that was defeated" in the last session for a 10 per cent tax on the net income from iron ore. It hasr been estimated that this taxt would bring in approximately $7,000,000 an nually to the state. .Soldiers'"Bonus/, Representative Welch has a bill ready to provide $10 a month for each veteran from Minnesota. North I)akota gave its heroesN $25 for each month in service., AMERICAN LEGION DELEGATES. .*• At a meeting of Brown County's Teturned soldiers and sailors, held last Friday evening at the Armory three delegates were, elected to represent this county at the state convention of this organization at St. Paul. Theo. Furth, Geo. Schbch and Waldemar Jahnke left New Ulm yesterday morning to be present at the opening session of the convention. Brown 0ounty has not been permanently organized as yet, only temporary officers, being in charge the movement. But it is expected that soon after the return of the^ dele gates from St. Paul permanent officers will be elected. v-i v?l|^§* v.p CORDIAL WELCOME FOR AN TEMPLE ST. PAUL SHRINERS DROP IN HERE AFTER DAYBREAK^ -r 'ON WEDNESDAY^ BRING4 HfLARtTY TO CITY BY BAND AND DRUMH CORPS 'LAY! Ni. p- "if-* r$~ -i •Jfr A* cordial 'welcome'was' extended by the people of New Ulm to the Shriners of the Osman Temple of St. Paul, who visited here last "Wednesday on their day trip through Southern Minnesota cities. They dropped in here between five and six o'clock in the morning the clear, sharp sound of their cornet players surprising many peaceful citizens in their last morning embrace of Morpheus. If there was anybody at all, whose sleep was so sound that it could not be broken by this unsual and unexpected* call he was sure to come back to consciousness as soon as Drum Major Eddie Kramer Breakfast At Turner Hail. From the Special train bearing two big signs, with the legend "Special Osman Temple A. A. O. M. M. S., Special" and- which consisted of four sleepers, one coach and a baggage car, the visitors marched to Turner Hall where break fast was served to them by the members of the local lodge. lA. number of them rode in automobiles.^'^V'i vT,1? & Honor F. P. Zschunke. F. P. Zschunke, clothier, being a mem ber of the Osman Temple Band, the whole organization walked over to his house -just a block south from Turner Hall and played several lively pieces. A nice cool breeze from the northwest went through \3tate street and carried the beautiful harmonies all the way through that section of the town. And a bright morning sun added to the splendor of the gorgeous^costums of the players and thpir Wrier ^VN-•***.", i#v tneir leaaer. i^,^\4^'jj^vm^¥^-''- March Through Town.,' Following the serenade the visitors lined up on State street for the parade through Minnesota street. The proces on was led by Potentate of Osman Temple, Dr. F. B. Simon. Following them came the ladies-of the Eastern Star, visitors and members of the New Ulm Chapter flanked by visiting Shrin ers. The Osman Temple Band, tnirty two strong, followed this group. ivThey made a fine appearance in their gorge ous costums led by Drum Major Se"bota and their playing elicited much favorable comment along the line of march. The same can be said of the Drum Corps' led by Drum Major Eddie Kramer, who is reported to be'the best stick twirler in the.^vhole northwest. It was really a rare sight to see his shining silver stick whirl through the air at a height of thirty feet and more and safely land in his hand. ,.k J?'- The Osman-1 Drill Patrol' lender Captain Millward and First Ueute-^ nant Russell Howarth'and Second Lieu tenant C. B. St. John gave a fine exhibi tion of the masterly skill along the line of march. The' snap' and percision with which the patrol executed the various movements and marches met with re peated applause fronT the spectators especially in front of the Dakota House where* a stop Wasmade arid a large 'crowd had gathered to watch the .performance*. The band played several numbers here before the return march to the North western depot was started about 9 o'clock. Visitors Known Here. '^8 A number of the visitors on the Shriner Special are known to' New Ulm residents. It, therefore,- may be of interest to (Continued on page 8.) %'$$£& HELPING HAND TO BE EXTENDED HERE ^M§& ." At a preliminary meeting held Monday evening at Turner Hall for the,purpose of starting a relief campaign in New Ulm and vicinity for the starving people of Germany "and Germany Austria it was decided' to have a committee of five get the people interested in this propo sition and call another meeting in the near future. Capt. Steinhauser who presided will appoint the members of this committee.- Several gentlemen present pointed out,to the terrible sufferings of millions of people in Germany in consequence of the British-American blockade. These stories are verified by reports from relia ble sources, even from British and American officers. Letters reaching this country from the Fatherland bring the sahle doleful message of endless misery among all classes of people.*^ The .real necessities of life, clothing ^and food* are waning. One typical 'sMe,tiesl^^ecjty1Jake started his men to work on their drums, act accordingly. A room will be desig New Ulm never before has heard such perfect and varied drum beating. NEW ULM, BROWN COUi^Y, MINNESOTA WEDNESDAY^ SEPT. 3,1019 -n*.- COMMITTEE^ APPOINTED "T O BEGIN SAMARITAN, WORK FOR THE STARVING. =.vVMEETING CITIZEN'S ,\PLANNED FOR NEAR FUTURE AT TURN|R HALL. :5case HEW A ND war reported by Konrad Kornmahn about a newly born baby that had to be left without all wrapping or covering, for four weeks because its parents were unable to get the^ necessary material. This happened in Bavaria and the family was well-off at"the time the war broke 'out.- We can easily imagine how the real poor, people must saffer. To Ask Help of Women. Women will be asked to help in this charitable movement. s-Prof. A. Acker- mann suggested to have, the ladies? tffcDportion to the big crowd that .had .oyer parVof the collections in, clothing and money and the committee was given power to nated in the down-town section, where the articles collected are to be stored until they are ready for shipment. No Obstacles. *The question was- raised whether there would be any obstacle raised on the part of the State Department, but this fear was soon dispelled by the assertion made by some of those present atTf:* similar organizations in other cities had received assurance from the government that there would be no interference with shipments of that kind. It was further brought out lhat in many other cities the relief work had been started* several weeks' ago., The Spassvogel Club of St. Paul is sending food in $50 packages to the burgomasters of German cities for distribution among the 10 poorest families of their city,, according to letter read by the chairman The Charity. Bazaar of Milwaukee is another organization working for the same grand cause of helping our suffer ing brothers and sisters in the German Republic* The people of New Ulm, 'no doubt, will fall in line and aid in soft ening the hard fate of their fellow beings, pv T£L AMERICAN THEATRE^ CHANGES 1 NAME. 3 Manager Reed of the American Thea tre has received and put up a large elec tric sign bearing the name "Lyric" which name replaces the American Theatre^ Mr. Reed had decided upon the name when he bought it but let it run under the old name until he received,his sign.^ fi 1 5Jne to^ffind "v* /*.Ci$ SOMETHING NEW. It has been said that there is nothing new in musical comedy, but Lew Her man has- pfoven that there can be several things new, and he has proven it by his "Oh Girlie, Girlie" Company with JOE .SHRINER, MARION OSMUN and CORA STEWART, which appears at the Turner Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 10.? a It might be said that fixe entire pro duction is different from what past experience has', taught the public to expect. The comedy is "'6n^different lines, ^tha specialties/ novelties and innovations are, worked in a different way. The costumes,: scenery and the" whistling tunes, tqgether with the lov-* able girls, -will make this the .event of Jthe season.^, -.. ^i L'±'.: !W Last Thursday fvening^ "fascial program was rendered on the" lawfr^at thetBrighton M^ E. -church. ,The'pro gram proved very interesting and, tliere was a. good sized crowd in attendan STAND% PORFMR GROUNDS NdRETE STRUCTURE TO BE ERECTED DURING COMING YEAR. UfcpRECENDENTED ATTENDANCE MADE ANNUAL EVENT BIG SUCCESS. J&!»' !& new grand- stand will be erected on the Brown County Fair Grounds during the course of the year, according to?present plans of the Fair management. The structure wll be of the concrete variety and its seating capacity will be more than twice as large as that of the present grand stand. ?For several- years the need of this change has been felt by both the fair managers and the visitors on the grounds. But the financial status of the Fair Association did not warrant the carry ing out of the plans for anew building. Record-breaking Attendance. %t wasthe unsually largeandwholly un ptecendented attendance at this year's County Fair that decided this, question in very short fashion. Tuesday after noon not leas than 10,000 persons were on the grounds, accordfhg to a conserva tive estimate by Mr, Engelbert, the secretary.. To these should be added about 5,000 more,3wno passed the gates iii the evening Of that day. It was a gathering as New Ulm never witnessed before during Fair days. Most visi tors came by automobile keeping the policemen busy all afternoon and eve ning to iine, up the machines and' find room for ,them on- the grounds and alt around the fence. 'x 5 ^y^y Receipts. ,Jrhe" receipts at the gates and" all other places on the grounds were in amusement for themselves and for the' kiddies. The receipts at the gates Tuesday afternoonf were $1, 912.53, according to a statement given but by W. V. Engelbert, secretary of the Brown County Agricultural Associa tion. In the grand stand they were $185.50. In the evening of this day the gate receipts were $629.06 and in the grand stand, $171.05. Through the sale of refreshments $900.57 were taken in on Tuesday, and $172.60 at the Doll Stand. The receipts of this day alone were higher than the total receipts last year.'-" ti^ -f. s, ,-^t Although the crowds on Wednesday were not by far as large as on the previ ous day a goodly sized crowd was presenr at both the afternoon and evening pre formances. The money taken in. on that day amounted to $1,461.95, divided as follows: $676.50 gate receipts in the afternoon and $329.75 in the evening. At the grand s^and the receipts were $79.25 in the afternoon antl $98.70 in the evening, while the refreshments brought in $377,75.- The total receipts for both days were $5,503.26 as against $3,816.22 last year. iX Performances' Pleased. The Fair visitors were well pleased with tfie free attractions booked by the management this year. The different numbers proved to be high class vaude ville acts of real merit. The7 long delay between the acts might have been avoided by building a larger platform. A large number of New Ulmites* made use of the presence of a reliable flyer to get a bird's eye view of the city and its surroundings. W. I., Murray^of Donald-* son Bros., Milford, la., arrived in the city Tuesday morning about 9 o'clock, having left Milford, Iowa, at 7:30! He gave two exhibitions of his air stunts every day, the machine faking the spiral and nose dive* and looping the looPs $S The Contest Winners. $?} The usual baby beefiand pig contests were held at the fair/ First prize in the former went \o Elmer Isaksoii of Spring field. The aniount wasV $30. -Alfred Dorrow-from near Springfield won secpncLprize, $25, while Edmund Meier bachtol, also of Springfield, went home, with third prizel$2p, and Marvel SehulJtz. of Sleepy .Eye with the fourth, $15-. $10 were^given to Ervin Ruhck, Edwin, Arndt atyd L. Smith, of Springfield, and Clarence, Schultz,' Emily MoNall and Elsie Mohallj Sleepy Bye. Tfie first prize ip tihe' pig contest"also went^ to Springfield, R. Nelson of .that eity being the winner^ $10.was the amount award d/ Other? prizewinners weie: .Henry R. -Baumann, of New Ulm, second $7, and. -Marvel Schult*? Sleepy Eye#th1r,d,v $5: Walter/Pumke land Eugene Current, of Steely* Eyef and PViNelsjto? of,, S^iroj^eJdCieceiyed*$$ ,eack*/**^L' Put Up Rest Room. One of the bigger army tents on fair- grounds was being used as a rest room. The nee3 of this convenience for tired mothers and children had been 1ette for -several years and the Mothers' Club deserves high praise and commenda-r tion^ for its inauguration. It was this organization that had charge of the tent, and not the Fair Association as was stated in the last issue of this paper. The rest room will be a permanent in stitution at the Brown County Fair and it is planned to have more accomo dations next year, the one tent having^proved too small for- the purpose. Sunday the#Annual Harvest Festival will be held at the Catholic park. The St. Anne's Court is in charge of tfie affair and they are planning to have games and entertainments of various kinds if the weather proves favorable. CHANGE MADE AT LUTHER COLLEGE FULL HIGH SCHOOL COURSE IS STARTED THIS YEAR, FOR TEACHERS. OPENING OF LOCAL SCHOOLS FOR FALL COMPLETED TODAY. With the opening of Br. Martin Lu ther College* today for the school year 1919-1920, vacation times comes to a close for all children and students o| New Ulm. The Holy Trinity Catholic Parochial School- opened its doors yes terday and the Lutheran Parochial School on Monday, while the local High fi |School and the other public^ schools put on their working day afjpeajrance a week earlier. •rf*^s»* *4. *u ^i *u j*v.n ^. A t^nsiderable 6htoge ^ffl, be made^m-the curriculum of the lugh school. Two, vears' have" been addes to this course, according to a decision^ made recently -by thef Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod Conference which has charge over these matters:*, \This brings this school on an equal footing w^th all other similar institutions in the country. Heretofore, the course of this high school was only of a two year's duration, having a preparatory course of one year corre sponding to the eighth grade in other schools. This preparatory course will be retained together with the two years in the Normal School, which follow'the' fou^ years' high school course. The changes in the curriculum will be made as time goes on. A start will be .made this year with those entering upon the first year of the high school, those who began taking their teachers' training at4 the institution last year and earlier will be allowed to finish their course according to the old plan^iH Dr. Martin Luther College opened its new year today with church services and opening address by President John Meyer. t-., i- Attendance at High School.' Although the number of pupils en rolled at the local high school on the opening day of the school year, last week Monday, was not as large as on that day last year, it is the opinion of Superintendent Hess that the attend ance later on will increase to such an extent that this will be a record year in point of attendance.' The County Fair and Lfcbor Day gone, it is to be expected that quite a few pupils will add their names to the list now containing 218 names. Besides ^his number, there are nine students enrolled in the Normal Class bringing the total number of students in this institution to 227. The enrollment at the public schools was about the same last year on the open ing day. There were 485 pupils asking for admittance to the different classes of the grade schools. Emerson School stowed an increase of ,5, while the others had a small falling off. figures for these schools are:?\j*£&$ WORK ON theSOUNDS This' yr! Last 1919 1918- Emerson School.4'^i3»j^S^ 228 223 Washington School:^mW^i% 123 130 Lincoln School/. 1 7 1 79 Franklin S W W WARNING AGAINST LEAGUE rf*" EX-CONGRESSMAN E. LUNDEEN CALLS PACT PRO-BRITISH AND UN-AMERICAN. .. CROWDS LISTEN. PATIENTLY and- 57 '•?Ji$,,iL %*•*,*- MILL ^STARTED* Carpenrer _and mason .crews irom l^ew Ulm weritt to Gaylord Tuesday morning tosstart work on *"tbe new mill being built-there .by Henry'Byers of ftew TJlflS, according to fh^Gayliord Bub. Mt. Byere^cquurea tfie ^[te and founda tion of the former mill, from Mr. Strick- *ima aa\ ^llH-k 1 0 FOR HOURS AT LABOR 3£^ .-."• "DAY PICNIC If Labor Day was favored by the same ^4^? beautiful late summer weather that was Ip so coiispicuous during the Home Coming %K celebration and Fair Days. Thousands of people gathered^ on Herman Heights in the afternoon to take part in the amusements and listen to the able speak ers that had been secured by the arrange*,, ment committee. Mr. Lundeen and Mr. Minor held them spellbound for hours with their able discourse. Six Votes Against One. Ex-Congressman Ernest Lundeen spoke for nearly two hours on the League of Nations as proposed by Mr. WilsonN as accepted by the peace conference at Paris. His arguments against this pact were strong and convincing and from the repeated applause he received, it appeared that this proposition will not find any support from the workingmen of New Ulm, who made up the greater part of his audience. Again and again Mr. Lundeen pointed out the great dangers lurking' behind-.the nice phrases of guarding the peace of the world and of protecting the small nations. Great Britain is to be given six votes at the conference table while our great republic "m^^J^'^s wiU be put in the same class with the 0^-h^^.^ Pygniy nation of Hedjaz in Arabia, r^ .."r-CaVi witl| population of about 50,000 in- s^VL/^sJ habitants, said the speaker. Our capital would be removed to Geneva, Switzer- ^Wr-fiB *Q London, if fbv LutherCollege a this abomipable a in claimed, and^Americai ce witli all its great achieve- ments of human liberties would be lost. The fight against British domination would have to be fought all over again. Real Americans. The speaker praised the people of New Ulm for their stand in the defence of American principles. Hjstory would prove that they were upholding the sacred traditions of the generations of the past while those that were crying treason, disloyalty. and unpatriotism had beeA standing on foreign soil and were really fighting the battles of British imperialism. The day is not far off when they will hang their heads: in shame and will be afraid to look Amer icans of a different type than theirs straight in the face, he saicL^He re called the days when his regiment was mustered^out on the New fylm Fair Grounds some twenty years ago and when he enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. Scbneider. Cites Former Presidents In his argument against the proposed Leagued :Mr. Lundeen cited paragraphs from speeches of former Presidents warning against all entanglements with foreign nations. Even President Wilson expressed the same opinion shortly before 4be European war broke outrr hesaid^" "Article ten of the British-Wilson League provides that we must fight to keep'intact for ever the empire of Japan and the empire of Great Britain as well as some thirty odd non-descript nations and semi-barbarious kingdoms and pro vides that ~we must defend Japan if, China ever'tries to recover the Shantung Peninsula that was carved out of her body and given to Japan in. the boldest international robbery that has ever been committed on a free nation. China came into the war on our advice. China trusted us: Mr. Wilson signed his name to the treaty which permitted this jTobbery. He underwrote it. Now is t&e tintefbr every man to staikL up and be counted against the British-:/! Wilson League of -Nations swhich be trays us into foreign bondage. Let no man delude himself that the •eague of Nations is a league of the people. The population of the different countries have nothing to do with the council' and the assembly. They are not elected by the people. The majority of these~ officials will be appointed by "Deyine Righters, kings and emporers who have no time for self determination and dembjGracy.^g "#'^^^1 I The council olfhine willTOcomposed7 of representatives appointed by six kings and emporers and three republics."* Denounces Foreign-Minded. ?*The^ pro^Britis*fiii and any one. else, 'whose heart is in ^urppe must be driven out of the-United States., Those who. :f(ConjM»ued on page a.) -. •**-.' a- imy^ "ass" *$? "^m V^SSjS..'' ,*&-'