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THE RAYS MUST STANDTRIAL
Justice Henningsen Binds Them
fT Over to the Grand Jur in Bail
of $1,000 Each.
Woman is Charged With Grand
Larceny and Man With Receiv
ing Stolen Goods.
Eckstein & Funk, Their Attor
neys, Put up Stubborn Fight
in Their Defense.
May Invoke Habeas Corpus Pro
ceedings to Get Them Out of
The fortune telling case, in which
the curiously inclined of New Ulm
have been so deeply interested and in
which Ida Taylor and tbe two Rays,
with their attorneys, are the star
actors, had its preliminary airing in
court before Justice Henningsen at
the court house Friday afternoon and
evening and Saturday morning—at the
court house, because there was no
other available building at the jus
tice's disposal large enough to acco
modate the crowds anxious to keep
track of the developments.
5 The proceedings opened with the
dismissal of the larceny charge against
Mr. Ray, or Cornelius Carmody as he
^^prefers to be called, and the substitu
fronofthe charge of receiving stolen
Then followed the case against Mrs.
Ray, not Carmody, Ray being the
only name by which she cared, for
present purposes, to be known, accord
ing to her attorney.
Beyond what has already appeared
in these columns the testimony devel
oped nothing new save this, that the
prosecution seems to be in a position
to identify the money found in the
shoes of Mrs. Ray's companion in
Minneapolis as the same that Mrs.
Taylor received from the Citizens
State bank a few moments before she
paid her fateful visit to the dealer in
The identification will be made by
the officers of the bank and by John
H. Langmack, bookkeeper for Crone
Bros, by whom the money was depo
The sensational feature of the hear
ing was the strenuous fight put up by
I Jos. A. Eckstein of counsel for the
defense. Joe really fought like a
tiger. His objections were fired at the
county attorney with the regularity of
a clock working overtime, and the
words "incompetent, irrelevant and
immaterial" rang out in the court
J** room like a reverberating echo among
the cliffs of a great mountain.
In his closing address, too, Mr.
Eckstein hurled satire, eloquence and
ridicule at the prosecution in big
chunks, but it was all in vain. Justice
Henningsen denied the motion to dis
miss and bound Mrs Ray over to the
grand jury. Her bail was fixed at
The Carmody case came up the next
morning and ended in the same way.
The evidence was substantially the
same as that adduced at the hearing
of his female companion.
Both defendants are still in jail, but
it is hinted that their attorneys are
preparing to spring habeas corpus
proceedings in order to effect their
The Hikers' club of the St. Paul
Central high school, composed of
fourteen young men, started on Mon
day of last week to walk to New Ulm,
a distance of ninety-eight miles. Four
of the boys forsook the party at Belle
Plaine, four more fell by the wayside
or, in other words, had to give up the
strenuous undertaking at Le Sueur,
and the remaining six stuck it out
until they reached Courtland. There
they were compelled by the intense
wind and high water to take the train
for New Ulm, arriving here Thursday
noon. In the party that landed here
were Lloyd Helmes, Gus. Stamm, L.
Repke, Knox Reeves, John Townsend
and W. W. Freshley. On the first
day out from St. Paul the boys
separated, some following the east
bank of the Minnesota until opposite
Shakopee where they were ferried over
in a row beat, the high waters having
submerged the road for a mile and a
half. The others had crossed at
Nicols and were forced to wade in icy
water up to their waists.
Senator Wright's Indian war pension
bill has now-passed both houses. It
is different from the law of 1905 in
that the "Wright measure provides for
pensions for all citizen soldiers wno
did worthy service and are in need,
whereas the 1905 law only provided
for those who were injured or con
tracted lasting illness. The Wright
measure also cares for the needy
widows of citizens who participated in
the struggle. Its friends claim it is so
carefully drawn that it will not meet
with the governor's approval as did
the bill introduced two years ago.
Albert J. Ross, who was the assis
tant cashier of a bank at Devils Lake,
North Dakota for a number of years
past, was recently made cashier of a
bank at Stanley. The rising youflg
financier is a son of Judge of Probate
Ross of this city.
GETS SPANISH SWINDLE LETTER
Our 10c Gingham at 7+
White Goods (Lawn) only -r
All linen toweling only 6
One of the Madrid Fraud Epistles
Now Being Mailed Throughout
America Reaches C. Filzen. Sr.
C. Filzen Sr. of this city is in re
ceipt of one of the numerous Spanish
fraud letters which are known to have
been mailed to parties in all parts of
The writer of the letter, which came
to Mr. Filzen, claims to be a son of
the famous Le Lesseps of Panama
canal fame. He represents that he is
confined in prison at Madrid and that
he has an immense amount of money
deposited in the Bank of England.
For this money he has drafts, payable
to bearer, which are hidden in a
secret drawer in his baggage.
He also says that he has a daughter
for whom he wants Mr. Filzen to
furnish a home, he to~receive a fourth
of the money deposited in the Bank of
England in due course of time and on
the carrying out of certain agreements.
In the letter he refers to certain
supposed relatives of Mr. Filzen, but
it so happens that no such persons
The scheme, it seems, is to get the
recipients of the letters to agree to
take charge of the child. Then a
second letter will reaeh them calling
upoa them to send to Madrid a suffi
cient amount of money to provide for
her transportation to this country.
Special Sale in
Summer Dress Goods, Gingham,
White Goods, Toweling,
Embroidery & Laces.
Summer Dress Goods our 10c quality at
Our 15c and 20c quality at I Q/»
A large line of embroidery *JC
Valenciennes lace worth from 5 to 15c, on sale at.. 4
Sale Beginning Sat. April 17*
Ending Sat. April 24.
VOL.UME N E¥ ULM, BEOWN COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDAY. APRIL 4, 1909.
NEW COUNCIL 0R6ANIZES
Alderman Graff Elected Pressi
dent Without Opposition.
Mayor's Appointments Confirmed,
the Only Change Being in the
Offfce of Assessor.
Salary of Supt. Wagner Cut,While
That of Engineer Blomquist
Light and Water Collections Here
after to be made Through the
The new city council met last even
ing and effected an organization ac
cording to caucus program without a
single slip in the cogs.
Alderman Graff of the First ward
was unanimously re-elected to the
presidency and immediately upon
taking the chair opened a communica
tion from the mayor containing his
appointments for the ensuing year.
These appointments were as follows,
the only change from last year being
in the office of assessor:
City Attorney, Henry N. Somsen:
city assessor, J. B. Arnold street
commissioner, John Bartl pound
master, Chas. Clement chief of police,
Adolph Klause night police, Jos.
Tauer and Jos. Weisenborn city
engineer, H. F. Blomquist: park
policeman, Jos. Kunz.
In addition to these the council
named Adolf Wagner as superin
tendent of the electric light and water
plant, Dr. J. H. Vogel as health
officer, Ernst Wicherski as city scaler,
Wm. Thiedemann as special police
man for Turner Hall and J. F. Herzog
as inspector of halls and theatres.
The Brown County Journal was
declared to be the city's official paper.
Salaries were fixed as follows: City
attorney, $40 per month assessor,
$150 for making the assessment of
personal property chief of police, $60
per month night patrolmen, $50 per
month park policeman. $40 per month
aldermen, $100 per year poundmaster,
$50 per year city engineer, $100 per
month, an increase of $10 superin
tendent of electric light and water
plant, $100 per month, a reduction of
$25 health officer, $100 per year city
scaler, 20 per cent of gross income,
an increase of 10 per cent street com
missioner, $45 per month.
The city clerk's salary was also
raised $10 per month because of the
additional work imposed upon him by
the adoption of a resolution trans
ferring the books and records of the
electric light and water plant to his
office from that of the superintendent.
Henceforth all collections will be
made through the clerk.
Liquor licenses were granted to all
of the applicants except Jos. Sittauer
and Wm. A. Hubmer.
The president towards the close of
the session announced the appoint
ment of the following committees:
Electric light and water, Buenger,
Meyer and Mueller streets, Buenger,
Gieseke and Schnobrich finance,
Mueller, Gieseke and Meyer: cemetery
and parks, Meyer and Schnobrich
fire-department, Gieseke and Buenger
buildings and grounds Schnobrich,
Death of Albert Stuebe.
It is not often that the death, from
natural causes, of a young man, not
in public life, causes the feeling of
deep regret that was experienced in
New Ulm this week by -the passing
away of Albert Stuebe.
The boy, although he had suffered
from kidney troubles for years, had
been critically ill only a week, and
when the end came it came like a
shock, not only to his immediate rela
tives, but to people all over town
Albert was born on the 29th of Feb
ruary, 1887, the son of those well
known townspeople, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Stuebe. He had but little
schooling, his health not permitting,
but he was naturally bright. As he
grew older he developed many of his
father's well-known characteristics
and he was popular with all whom he
met. Good-hearted, kind, and jov
ial in spite of sickness, he was the
friend of all "the boys."
When he died these boys knew they
had lost a
When he was buried his funeral was
one of the largest, if not the largest,
ever held in New Ulm. It just seemed
as if everybody in the city wanted to
pay one little last tribute to that "Boy
Stuebe," whom they had learned to
know and to love.
man who talks a great deal can
not avoid talking a lot of nonsense.
The New Ulm Poultry Association
at its annual meeting held Thursday
evening effected a combination with
the associations of Mankato, Sleepy
Eye, Clements and other nearby towns
whereby the only poultry show held in
this section next year will be held in
Mankato. The following year New
Ulm is to have it and then the other
towns in such order as the distrirt
organization may direct. Officers for
the local association were elected as
follows: President, Wm. Pfaender,
Jr. vice president, Jos. Earl secretary
and treasurer, Fred Seiter assistant
secretary, Henry Vedder superinten
dent, Jacob Vetter district vice presi
dents, J. W. Kollmann of Mankato,
J. J. Neudecker of Clements and F. J.
Hubbard of New Ulm inspection com
mittee, J. A. Vetter and Henry Vedder.
Many New Ulmites will remember
George Bevier, who at one time was
in the employ of the Northwestern in
this city. The Spokane Spokesman
Renew has the following to say of his
son: "George Bevier since going to
Stanford has made a name for himself
in athletics at the southern institution.
Bevier, while at the Spokane high,
was prominent in many school organi
zations, but he was never a member of
any of the athletic teams, and his re
cord at Stanford was a surprise to his
many friends. Although Bevier was
only a freshman last year at Stanford
he was one of the best two-mile men in
the institution, and under the coach
ing of 'Dad' Moulton, the veteran
track, he is fast developing into a
splendid distance man at Stanford."
To some New Ulm theatregoers the
Turner theatre offering for Sunday
evening, Charley Grapewin in "The
Awakening of Mr. Pipp," was a dis
appointment to others the hit of the
season. Certain it is, putting all the
merits of the piece itself out of the
reckoning, that Charley Grapewin is
a laugh-provoker of the first order..
In other words, he's a scream. From
the rise of the curtain until its fall in
the last act he's the soul of the show
and puts the audience into a state of
merriment that knows no bounds but
the ceiling. The piece is prettily cos
tumed and appropriately staged.
The marriage of Nic Gulden and
Miss Irma Krause was solemnized
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Juluis Krause, at
Turner hall this afternoon. Both of
the contracting parties are ranked
among New Ulm's most estimable
young people and they have hosts of
friends who will extend to them best
wishes. In these expressions of good
will the Review joins most heartily.
A young St. James man, who had
intended to become a student in Dr.
Martin Luther college, informed one
of ihe faculty the other day that he
would not enter now, but would wait
until fall, because by that time the
college would have been removed to
St. James and he could save traveling
expenses. Genuine booster enthu
siasm, isn't it?
The new council at its meeting last
evening refused to grant the request of
the superintendent of construction of
the federal building for the lowering
of the sewer on Center street. The
street committee of the old council
recommended this action on the ground
that the proposed change would cost
the city all of $1,000.
ASSETS OF SLEEPY EYE MILLING CO
They Aggregate Hundreds of Dol
lars if Claims are to be
The current issue of the Northwes
tern Miller contains, for the first time,
a statement of the assets of the Sleepy
Eye Milling company, recently the ob
ject of involuntary bankruptcy pro
This statement credits the milling
company with being the owner of $223,
688 in the stock and undivided profits
of the Sleepy Eye Dry Process com
pany, a. corporation launched some
years ago for the purpose of intro
ducing a supposed new process for
drying and cleaning wheat.
Twenty-six country elevators are
given an average value of $6,000 each,
making a total of $156,000.
Stock and material on hand are
valued at $129,484.
A membership in the Minneapolis
chamber of commerce is placed at
Promissory notes given by employes
of the mill in purchase of stock are
listed at $33,400.
In addition to the foregoing there is
a claim of $29,222 against the Chicago
& Northwestern and other railway
The mill property is not included in
COST OF RUNNIN6 NEW ULM
City's Expenses for Year Ending
March 31st Were $63,863.71.
Receipts For Same Period Aggre
Electric Light Plant Netted $7,562
.90 and Water Plant $1,933.55.
According to the financial statement
completed this week by City Clerk
Wicherski it cost the people of New
Ulm to run their town last year exact
ly $63,863.71. Of this amount $7,552.08
went for general administration, $18,
524.86 for the operation of the munici
pal lighting system, $8,834.81 for the
water plant, $21,446.81 for the care and
improvement of streets, $5,506.35 for
the support of the fire department,
$832.30 for the construction of sewers,
$440.15 for parks and $526 35 for the
keep of the cemetery. The balance
went to interest, insurance and inci
As against these apparently large
expenditures we have receipts aggre
gating $72,073.30, of which $13,000 was
derived from liquor licenses, $17,852.14
from taxes, $26,162.84 from the electric
light plant, $10,693 28 from the water
plant and the balance from fines, spe
cial licenses and other minor sources.
On April 1st last year the city had a
balance on hand of $20,673.46. This
year, on the same date, it has a
balance of $28,883.15. Not a bad
record for the old council, is it?
Information regarding the city light
and water plants is sure to prove in
The water plant at present is valued
It cost $8,834.81 to run it last year
and in looking over the items of ex
penditure the Review finds the follow
ing to be the priucipal ones: Fuel,
$2,116 58 salaries, $1,000 water main
extensions, $3,574.65. The income of
the plant, which amounted to $10,768.36
includes $5,875.05 from private custo
mers, $2,520 from hydrant rental and
$2,052 68 from assessments for main
The city now has 9.65 miles of mains,
89 hydrants and 504 consumers. The
100 Ladies' Dress Skirts worth
from $5.00 to $10.00 will be sold
total amount of water pumped during
the year was 33,546,078 gallons.
The lighting system is valued at
$65,062.72. Its income for the year
was $26,087.76 and its disbursements
$18,524.86. The sum of $6,616.58 went
for coal, $3,628.65for salaries, $1,481.25
for insurance and interest on bonds*
$1,363.91 for station supplies and re
pairs, $397.12 for meters, $1,237.22 for
lamps, $453.8fi for arc repairs, $376.13
for extensions and $337.32 for light
main repairs. These are the principal
items of expenditure. The chief items
that go to make up the income are
$14,790.75 for private light service,.
$7,275 for arcs, $2,767.90 for materia*
sold and $739.35 for meter rent.
The system at the present time pro
vides light for 630 private consumers^
and furnishes electricity for 100 arcs.
used in lighting the streets. It also
provides power for 100 motors of vari
ous sizes, 260 flat irons, 2 polishing
lathes, 1 forge blower and a consider
able number of curling irons, disc
heaters and the like.
Chas. Silverson and family wilF
start today from Southern California
for San Francisco. Arriving at the
Golden Gate city their auto will be?
shipped direct to New Ulm, Chaffeur
Larson leaving the party also, while
the Silversons will continue North
through Oregon, Washington and
British Columbia, leturning home
about the middle of May over the
Canadian Pacific. Mr. Silversonv
writes that he has found the climate in
California this -year a great disap
pointment. There has been but one
single day of decent weather, he says,,
since he entered the state.
Sleepy Eye's election last Tuesday
produced few, if any, surprises- W..
C. Steinke was re-elected mayor with
out opposition, Wm. Murfin triumphed
over Jos. Schmid for recorder by a
narrow majority and Robert Hose and
H. J. Knudson won out over their in
dependent opponent, Mr. Casperson,
Mr. Hose's lead being sixty-two
W. P. Roscoe of Minneapolis will
have charge of the construction of the
new steel bridge over the Cottonwood
river at Springfield. Mr. Roscoe is a
brother-in-law of Cap. Nenno of this,
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