After forty six years of persistent search, by the lovers of history of Brown county, Minnesota, where is located New Ulm and Montevideo, the scene of the big Sioux massacre in 1862, the records of the trial of the doomed Indians have just been discovered in the file room of the senate as they were sent there by President Lincoln, in 1862, just after the trial of the prisoners in which 303 were sentenced to death. The find has been the source of a great deal of pleasure in that part of the state as it has always been a mystery what became of them, and also because it has been impossible to write the correct story of the trial without these records. Dr. Folwell and C. W. Hicks of that county made the discovery last week.
After the surrender of the Indians at New Ulm, a trial was instituted by General Sibley of which Col. William Crooks, Col. William Marshall and Lieut. L.V.D. Heard were members of the court and who still reside in the state, near the scene of the trouble. Of the 400 prisoners taken 321 were found guilty, of which 303 were recommended to be hung.
The papers bearing the details of the trial were sent to President Lincoln which, it has always been said, he read personally in which he designated that only those who were found guilty of outrages on women be hung. Only two were thus guilty. A further canvass of the evidence against the red men eliminated all but thirty-eight who were hung on a scaffold at Mankato, Dec. 26, 1892.
Robbers broke into the Nagle Brothers building about 1:30 Tuesday morning, and escaped with a new Chevrolet truck, 50 sacks of sugar, 18 cases of eggs, and numerous other articles, among them several canvas tarpauline, and tobacco. This is the fourth time the store has been entered by robbers in four months.
Entry was made by prying open a basement window. Neighbors reported seeing a truck drive eastward away from the building at the tine the robbery is thought to have occurred.
Sheriff A. N. Tilton was called to Marcus early Tuesday morning. It is thought that the robbers were well acquainted with the interior of the building.
The loss is estimated at $1,100 and is covered by insurance, authorities reported Tuesday morning.
The news of the robbery was broadcast from Des Moines in order that officers may be on the watch for the robbers.
It was the seventh robbery in Marcus within the past few months. The Pantry Lunch, Farmer's Elevator, and the Turner store have all been robbed recently. At the latter place thugs made away with $75 in cash.
The most recent robbery of Nagle Brothers occurred February 9. Only office equipment was taken though cash drawers were pulled out and examined. Stepladders, fountain pens and tools and license plates taken from the basement where cars are stored, comprised the loot at the February 9 robbery.
Robert Dewar, of Dewar Bros. in Pilot township, was elected president of the Interstate Shorthorn Breeders association at the close of the annual show and sale held at Sioux City Monday. Dinner and a business session at Martin hotel followed the event at the barns of the Sioux City Horse and Mule company.
M. W. Smith of Paullina was named secretary-treasurer; Walter Henderson of Paullina, Frank E. Jackson of Hurley, S.D., Russell Held of Hinton and Ernest Bremer of Ocheyedan, new board members.
Bull Wins First
A two-year old white bull shown by Dewar Bros. was grand champion of the show. He was purchased by Iowa State college, on selection by Dean H. H. Kildee of the agriculture department. Dewar was presented the prize winning cup during the dinner.
The bull was grand champion last fall at Sac City, Alta and Cherokee, first in its class at Huron, S.D., state fair and grand champion of the breed at the Spencer fair.
He is from the herd started by H. C. Dewar and sons 24 years ago. During the almost quarter century members of that herd have been exhibited and won consistently each year at numerous fairs and cattle shows.
Fifth-one purebred Shorthorn cattle including 35 bulls and 16 females were entered at the interstate show Monday.
Typical of "4-H alumni" being recognized during National 4-H Club Week from February 28-March 7 is Dean Berger of rural Marcus.
Leader of the Tilden Tillers Club for the past seven years, he became a 4-H member in Plymouth County at the age of 10.
Berger joined the Amherst Progressive Club when he moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Berger to this county in 1939.
Outstanding 4-H Boy
The next year, he earned the title of "Outstanding 4-H Boy in Cherokee County." Along with raising champion livestock, he served as president and vice-president of the club.
As a 4-H youth, Berger showed the grand champion steer at the 1939 Cherokee County Fair and the reserve grand champion here in 1942.
He also won the 1942 WNAX Achievement Award for livestock. During his 4-H career, Berger won numerous blue ribbons at the Ak-Sar-Ben livestock shows in Omaha.
His entry at the Interstate Show in Sioux City, placed second and his Hereford steer was judged fifth at the International Show in Chicago.
These experiences have proved valuable in giving assistance to members of Tilden Tillers, who have had outstanding records in livestock projects.
"It has been thrilling and satisfying to see these 4-H boys progress and win championships," commended this 4-H "grad."
Berger has farmed for 13 years 7 miles south of Marcus, where he feeds cattle and raises hogs.
"All my spare time is given to 4-H work--it is my only hobby." This involves working the year-round with club members on their livestock projects. In addition to monthly meetings.
Berger is also serving his third year as chairman of the Boys County 4-H Committee which plans the 4-H boys program.
He and his wife, the former Ruby Anderson of Quimby, attend the Methodist Church in Marcus.
His mother has been a Cherokee County girls 4-H club leader for 27 years.
The Quimby City Council voted to appoint a successor to Mayor Vernon Corrington, Sr. Monday night.
The appointee will serve the unexpired term of Corrington, who died Feb. 21 after being elected to office last November.
The Council will meet March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station to make an appointment.
According to a Quimby ordinance, the Council had 30 days to appoint or elect a successor.
Anyone may petition to have a public election, but they must file with the City Clerk within 14 days after the appointment or the legal publication announcing the appointment, whichever occurs later.
The petition must be signed by eligible voters equal in number to two percent of those who voted for candidate for the office of mayor at the last regular election.
However, the number of signatures cannot be less than ten. Since there were 25 votes cast for the unopposed Corrington, based on unofficial election night results, at least ten eligible voters would have to sign the petition.
The council also approved a liquor license for the fire department for six months effective April 14. Councilmember Willis Allbaugh, who is fire chief, abstained from voting.
Tonight's Class 2-A boys substate game between Cherokee and Algona Garrigan matches two inside-outside scoring duos.
Cherokee's Alan Anderson (6-foot-4 center) and Andy Schmillen (5-8 guard) have combined for more than 34 points per game, according to final Lakes Conference statistics.
And Garrigan has an outstanding one-two scoring punch of its own--Chris Winkel (6-2 forward) and Dan Burns (6-0) guard. Those two are averaging a combined 43.4 points a contest.
The game will be played at Spencer High School Tipoff time is 7 p.m. The public can purchase tickets for the contest beginning at 9:30 a.m. today in the Washington High School lobby. Tickets are $3 for adults, and $2 for students.
While Anderson has been Cherokee's top gun throughout the Braves' 19-0 season--he led Lakes scorers with an average of 21.8 points per game--it was Schmillen, the senior point guard, who keyed his team's rally in the district championship win over Hull Western Christian last Friday.
Schmillen scored 26 points and sank three key three-point baskets in Cherokee's 71-69 overtime win. He also had a key steal and layup to bring the Braves back to a two-point deficit (46-44) midway through the third quarter, after Cherokee had trailed by as many as 11 points earlier on.
Anderson, meanwhile, finished with 18 points, including the game-winning basket on a strong drive along the right baseline with four seconds left in the overtime period.
The Braves are expected to have the remainder of their regular starting lineup intact. That includes forwards Steve Dolph (6-2 senior) and Matt O'Neal (6-2 junior), and guard Chris Lickiss (5-9 senior). Dolph also contributed some clutch scoring against Western, while O'Neal and Lickiss have been solid role players all season.
Garrigan, 18-2 after defeating cross-town rival Algona Public 73-63 Friday in another 2-A district championship game, is led by Winkel and Burns, like Anderson and Schmillen a pair of seniors.
Winkel scored 31 points against Algona, including a blistering 8-of-9 performance from the field in the decisive third quarter, while Burns added 25.
Other probable starters in Coach Tom Forehlich's all-senior lineup include guard Roger Fraehlich (5-8, 14 points per game, five assists), center Roger Grandgenett (6-2 five points, four rebounds), and forward Mike Loss (6-3, seven points, seven rebounds).
Forehlich has been consistently using nine players per game in the Golden Bears' run-and-gun offense, which averages a shade under 80 points per game.
Also contributing for Garrigan have been Mike Ringsdorf (6-1 forward, six points, four rebounds); Chris Shey (6-1 guard-forward); Tim Schlitz (5-10 guard); and Rick Schaef (6-3 forward-center).
Garrigan allows an average of 60.3 points a contest. According to Lakes statistics, Cherokee is scoring an average of 67.5 points per game and allowing 52.8.
Tonight's winner, of course, will join the other seven substate winners to complete the 2-A field at next week's state tournament in Des Moines.