of Civil Cases
3ne Criminal Case: Grand
Jury Expected To Find
E en Would-Be Americans
Take Application For
The December term of the District
Court which convenes next Tuesday,
December 10th, promises to be—an
interesting term and will
indications occupy the trine of the.
Court, for fully two week,
cases Lave been notic,
one case is on the erimipal calendar
action of the grand jury. Eleven have
filed applications for citizenship.
They are James F. Garrow, Joseph
Gahsner and Louis Shapiro, of New
Ulm George Rothmeier, Albert Koep
ke and Andreas Ubl, of Sleepy Eye
Gustav Richter and John Baptist
Roiger, of Sprinefield Peter Boresen
Sveum and Ole Andrew Sennumstad,
of Hanska, and Christian Hans Peder
sen, of Evan.
and Henry Kaping and Harris
have been bound over to
The following civil cases will require
the attention of the Court*
State of Minnesota, Ptf
State of Minnesota,
World's Best Film
ration, Ptf. vs. Otto D.
and Harry Lewis, Max Lewis
Philip Lewis, cv.-partners under
Ptf. vs. Wm.
Ptf. vs. Paul
Co a eorpo
firm name and style of "Independent
Film Exchange." Infeervenos.
Ole T. Helling, Ptf. vs. Hanska
Milling Co., a corporation and Henry
3SLSoro&£'&ec Trustee, Defs.
Emma B. Nundahl, Ptf. vs. John C.
Ida Klein, Ptf. vs. Ida Renner, Def.
State oi Minnesota, Ptf. vs. Geo.
Hale, Dei. &
T^mma Arnd¥, Ptf. vs. LaviB Larson,
AMtno'jiaMack, Ptf. vs. Chas.
A. EngtjJPi?, Def.
State of Minnesota, Ptf. \s Wm.
Wolfgang Hacker, Ptf. vs. Geo.
Geo. Reiser, Ftf. and Resp. vs. W,
E. Korth, Def. and Appl.
Sleepy Eye Land & Trust Co., a
corporation, Ptf. vs. Otto Schreyer,
Chas. Bgfrltrusch, Ptf. vs. Burg
Cigar Co. and Wm. H. Dempsey,
Albert VW. Stfunid, Ptf. vs. W M.
Albert W\, Scbmid on behalf of
Margaret Sc^hmid, Ptf. vs. W. M.
In the Matter of the Estate of Chas.
Feirer, deceased Joseph Feirer, Pro
ponent and\ appellant vs. Herman
Weber, Guardian of Anna Feirer,
Contestant rand Respondent.
Edward Berkner and Alfred A.
Berkner, co-partners as Berkner
Bros.. Ptf. vs. Wm. Scjimitt, Def.
Wm. Mu eller, Ptf. vs. Axel New
Carrie Vnderson, incompetent by N.
P. NelsoLi, her guardian, Ptf. vs.
Thomas L'arson and Emma Larson,
Albert A. Paffrath, Plf. vs. Wm.
Bank, of Perth, a corporation, vs.
H. F. Berkner. Def.
ME ^tin Neubauer, Ptf. vs. Joseph
A. \reubauer, Def.
Edward F. Berkner and Alfred A.
erkner, co-partners as Berkner
Bros4 Ptf. vs. Martin Sherman, Def.
Edward F. Berkner and Alfred A.
Berkner, co-partners as Berkner
Bros., Ptf. vs. Dudley G. D'Evelyn,
Almalzellmer, Ptf. vs. Ernest Zell
flenry*Mueller, appellant vs. Super
visors o^Town of Courtland, Nicollet
Co., Min4., Respondent.
Willi an* Diepolderwho was indie
by the last grand jury will be tried at
this term Wid this will be the only
criminal action to be tried unless the
grand jury/ finds further indictments
which is highly probable.
Frederic! Walther will leave for
Los Angeles Saturday where he plans
to spend the winter^v-^. mi. v.«.«n
Hasenpfeffer Dance at Turner Hall.
A "Hasenpfeffer" dance has been
arranged at the Turner Hall Gymna
sium for Friday evening, December
0th. It will be ao invitation affair but
the Committee in charge desires us to
state that if any of the Turner classes
should be overlooked by some mis
chance in sending the invitations ,the
secretary, Geo. Hogen, will be only
too glad to remedy the oversight. The
party has been arranged so hurriedly
that there is a chance that some of
those who enjoy attending the social
affairs held at Turner Hall may be
missed in getting out the invitations
aDd if such should be the case it is
only necessary to notify Mr. Hogan
and the invitation will be promptly
sent. The proceeds of the dance will
be used to defray the expenses ot the
ass which will participate the
Turofest at Denver next June. The
admission price has been set at 35
cents a person including lunch. The
dance promises to be one of those
enjoyable informal affairs similar to
the ones given last winter that were so
popular. That there will be good
music goes without saying and the ef
forts of the twenty-five hunters who
spent last Sunday in a soaking rain
were rewarded by a net result of 44
rabbits and another party of hunters
will scour the country today to add to
the number so that all who attend tl
dance wilt be sure of a generous por
tion ofydie "Hasenpfeffer."
Holy Trinity Church was the scene
of three High Church weddings the
last week before Advent the third one
being that of Miss May me C. Berg
and Arthur W. Eckstein, two young
people who have spent the greater
part of their lives among us and are
well known and liked by a wide circle
of friends and acquaintances. The
bride is a daughter of County
Treasurer and Mrs. Henry J. Berg
and the groom a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew J. Eckstein now of Clear
Lake, Minn., but formerly residents
of New Ulm for many years. Miss
Berg for the past few years has
followed the profession of a nurse and
has been located at St. Peter Hospital
from which she graduated recently.
The marriage was performed during
the service of Solemn High Mass at
which Rev. Father Schlinkert, as
sisted by Rev. Wagner and Rev.
Schott, officiated. The bridal party
entered to the music of Mendelssohn's
Wedding March played by Miss
Caecilia Eibner. The bride was
escorted by her brother, Edward Berg.
Her two bridesmaids, Miss Dorothy
Berg and Miss Florence Eckstein and
the maid of honcr, Miss Florence
Scnneider, preceded her to the flower
laden altar. Rojuan Eckstein was his
brother's best man and Oscar Baer
and Raymond Pfefferle served as
The bride was gowned in white
satin with lace over dress and veil
made in cap effect. She carried a
white prayer book. Her maid of
honor carried the bride's flowers
which were chrysanthemums, car
nations and lilies of the valley. Miss
Schneider wore blue crepe di chine.
Miss Doroty Berg wore lavender
suisine silk over pink and carried
white chrysanthemums. Miss Eckstein
wore a blue silk poplin and her
flowers were yellow chrysanthemums.
The maids all wore lace caps fashioned
with bands of tiny flowers.
After the ceremony a wedding
breakfast was served to the close
relatives at the home of the bride's
parents on North Broadway. Mr.
and Mrs. Eckstein left on the after
noon train for St. Cloud where Mr.
Eckstein is engaged in the profession
of ruedicine. He has built up a very
fine practice since establishing himself
there last June and has been re
markably successful and the future
looks bright for the young couple.
They will not at present make a trip
but plan to do so later. They will be
at home after December 5th in St.
Cloud. Out of town guests who at
tended the wedding were the parents
of the groom, Mr. Pietrus of Sleepy
Eye and Mr. W. Mueller of St. Peter.
Poultcy Show in Watonwa Co.
The Third Annual Show of the
Watonwan County Poultry and Pet
Stock Association will be held at St.
James, Minn., Dec 16-18, 1912. Elmer
Gimlin, of Taylorville, 111,, a judge of
wide experience, will score the birds.
The list of special prices will be large,
including two loving CUDS, one for the
highest scoring pen of any variety
and one for the highest scoring bird
in the show. I
been changed, to judge from the
following expense accounts as filed
with the County Auditor by the
victorious as well as the defeated can
didates: Albert Pfaender, $53.65 E.
J. Buehrer, S13.25 Louis G. Vogel,
$136 40 J. L. Kiefer, $1 65 Henry J.
Berg, $103 89 Henry Vedder, $ 3 75:
Albert J. Schramm $85 5u: Theo Tor
grimson, $1 69, Geo. Ross, $60 00, W.
Julius, $15 00: A. O. Ecklund,
$17 hO Ad. Fredenckson, $223 77 W.
H. Dempsey, $268 50 R. B. Kennedy,
$45 00 Dr. G. F. Reineke, $11.75: Dr.
Otto J. Seifert, $30 75 F. D. Minium,
$10 00 Dr. J. P. Graff, $16 75 Geo. A.
Tauer, $5 00 John Henle, $25 50 Otto
Wiedenmann, $6.75 Herm
The socialist county campaign com
mittee expended $114 98 of the $146 50
collected and the republican committee
collected $125 and had an expense
account of $119.95. Owing to some
discrepancies in the report of the
democratic committee the same was
returned for correction and the figures
were not^available ao this writing.
Fire at Winthrop.
The city of Winthrop was the scene
of a destructive fire Sunday morning
November 23rd which destroyed the
hardware stock and building owned
and occupied by Streseman & Lofthus
and came near costing a number of
The firemen responded promptly to
the alarm and made use of the
chemicals at first, but this proving in
effective, the water as ordered turned
on. Shortly after the men bad taken
their stations at the front and side of
the building, a terrific explosion took
place which wrecked the building, and
hurled millions of fragments of glass
and brick into the air. The firemen
who were near the building were
thrown back several feet and many
were cut about face and throat with
flying glass and some of the onlookers
also were hurt in like manner. It is
nothing short of a miracle that none
were fatally injured.
It is thought that a keg partly filled
with gunpowder, and combustion
caused by the compressed air brought
on the explosion, as no gasoline or
kerosene were kept on the premises
The origin of the fire is unknown.
The owners of the hardware store
estimate their loss at $8,000 with $4,000
insurance. The building was valued
at $2500 and was coveted by insurance
to the extent of $1200.
Civil Wa Veteran Dies.
Capt. Orlando P. Brennesholtz, aged
72 years and brother of John Brenne«
holtz, of Nicollet county, died at the
Lutheran hospital in Mankato early
Wednesday morning, November 27th.
About two weeks ago he fractured his
hip and was taken to the hospital for
treatment and this injury was the im
mediate cause of bis death.
Mr. Brennesboltz was a captain in
the civil war. being with the 28th
regiment Indiana Volunteers. For
some years after the close of the war,
he was engaged in farming in Nicollet
county. Up until a few months ago
he had been a resident of California,
but recently he came to Minnesota to
live with his daughter in Mankato.
The deceased had beeu married twice.
His first wife was a sister of Mr.
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EW ULM, BROWN COUNTY, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1912.
A Cheap Campaign The Newmann Trophy
Running for office is a cheaper past- Work in English in our High School
time under the corrupt practices act should receive an impetus from a
than it was in the good old days when'troDhy which has been put up by
candidates spent hundreds and even Prof. John X. Neumann of the Uni
thousands of dollars for the privilege versity of Wisconsin ID the shape of
of serving the people and some of a beautiful silver lovmg-cap which is
them spent it lavishly and went down to go to the Literary Society which
to defeat besides. But this has all shows the greater proficiency in
*15,( N4w Ulm schools is a deficiency in the
Only two of the candidates seem to proper use of the English language in
have had a personal campaign com/ speaking and
mittee. F. W. Johnson/ acting /as
campaign manager for Mr. Demi
reported that he had expended no
money whatsoever. A similar/report
was filed last Saturday yOy Kurt
Winkelmann, who acted in/a similar
capacity for Mr. Buehrer. /The report results are far from satisfactory. The
should have been filed sooner, but Mr.
Winkelmann was under the impression
that no report was necessary because
he had handled no funds, and he
made his report as soon as his atten
tion was called to his delinquency.
and of Mrs. John Brennesholtz. One
daughter was born to them. His
second wife lived but a yearf^The
remains were brought to New Ulm mediately. The coroner
Friday morning and interment was investigation decidedthat it was
made in the Ft. Ridgely cemetery accident and held no inquest
Friday afternoon. Funeral services
were held at the little church near the
dist Church at Fairfax officiating
Eaghsh during the year
For a number of years past as well
as this year, the members of the High
School have been divided into two
Literary Societies. The work done
by the pupils for the Literary pro
grams given once a month was made a
part of the regular requirements for
marks and there has developed a
healthy rivalry between the Thalians
and Athenians as the two societies are
styled. The interest is bound to be
materially increased by the offer of a
substantial trophy for the Society
which stands highest in a year's
Pr/ew. Neumann realized that the
Polkow, greatest difficulty to be combated in
The second literary of the High
School year proved even a greater
victory for the Thalians than the first
one had. At the October program the
score stood 5 to 1 for the Thalians and
last Wednesday they succeeded in
getting every point, giving them a
lead of 10 points over their rivals*
Mr. Held, Mrs. Beecher and Rev.
Wheeler had been chosen as judges
but a slight mishap prevented Mr,
Wheeler's attendance and Mr. Petter
son took his place.
Walter Pfaender had an essay on
"Minnesota Forests" which won the
point. His opponent was Mamas
Antony who described the making of
artificial ice. Aurelia Klause's reci
tation on "The Abandoned Elope
ment" proved amusing. Her oppo
nent, Janet Massapust, gave "Her
First Appearance" but had not
thoroughly mastered her lines and
that caused her loss of the point.
Leon a Mayer had an original story
on "A Literary Star" which pleased
her listeners and won the judges ap
proval. Earl Seiter read the other
original story. "At Home: Between
Here and Salt Island" which pictured
the differences of a husband and wife
in the matter of an abiding place.
The "Literary Star" told of the
difficulties an unknown poet met in
getting her poems accepted.
The debate was on the subject of a
ship subsidy policy for the United
States. The negatives represented by
Ben Rolwes and Janet Russell and
opposing a ship subsidy were awarded
the decision as they had their facts
lined up more conclusively than
the affirmatives represented by Ben
Seifert and Mabel Hanson did. There
was no music for the program. Th
visitors present were Mrs. Engel, Mrs.
Massapust, Mrs. Vogtel, Mrs. Howard,
Herbert Dittbenner, Ezra Durbahn,
Miss Bonnie Schneider and Miss
Fatal Accident at St. Jame
While cleaning a revolver and
Dulling the trigger to see if it worked
all right, Elmer Anderson of St.
James shot and instanty killed hi
eight year old cousin Alvin Anders
a week ago Sunday. Anderson sup
posed that he had removed all the
cartridges from the magazine, but one
k&d evidently been overlooked and the
"toll exploded just as the little boy
entered the door, the bullet striking
him above the heart and severing*an
artery, causing' his death almost im
after a thoro
Fred Schweppe of St. James spent
Rev. Berger of the Methp- several days visiting with New,Ulm
friends the past week.
The bowling team of the St. Joseph
Society went down to defeat
the St. John's team last Tuesds
evening at the bowling alleys in the
Catholic school-house. The challenge
had been issued by the St. John's
team, and they won out with 119
points. The following scores were
writing owing to the
fact that in our city English is not
spoken so generally as is German.
This difficulty is one that takes patient
striving and never ceasing vigilance
on the part of the school instructors
to overcome and even after great effort
offer of the Neumann Trophy as the
cup is called will operate as an in
centive to better scholarship in
English and as an encouragement to
teachers in our schools.
The cup is a handsome one of
bright silver, gold lined, and stands
eight inches high. It is plain in
design and the only lettering it bears
now is the name "Neumann Trophy."
A space is provided for the engraving
of the name of the winning society
with the year and the society which
wins the cup three years out of five is
to retain it permanently.
J. H. Forster ]54
Dr. A. V, Seifert 133
Rev. Wagner 160
A. J. Ochs 149
Dr. J. P. Graff 152
The K. C. Bowling team went to
Mankato Monday evening to try a
round with the Mankato K. C. team.
The result was not very gratifying to
the New Ulm players as they lost three
games. The fast condition of the
alleys proved their undoing. The
New Ulm players were R. Pfefferle,
P. Eichten, P. Esser, E. Berg and Dr.
A. V. Seifert. The Mankato men
were Landhammer, J. Huettle, Otto
Lamm, L. Huettle and Dr. Weyer.
Otto Lamm had the two highest scores
to his credit, 196 and 200 pins. Seifert
scored a total of 511 in the three
games, being second high, Lamm
having 566. New Ulm's total for the
three games was 2162 to Mankato's
2326. The two last games showed a
difference between the teams of only
10 pins in the total scores.
"The Third Degree."
Charles Klein, author of "The Third
Degree" and other successes, makes
no secret of the manner in which he
endows his characters with virility
and life. He admits frankly that he
takes them from real life. He gra
ciously acknowledges that "Mr.
Brewster,'' the impressive and cagent
constitutional lawyer in his latest
play, "The Third Degree," is none
other than Joseph H. Choate, the wel
known New York lawyer and late
United States minister to England.
Then, too, it is an open secret that
Annie Jeffries, the heroine in the same
play, has her prototype in a young
woman employed in a paper box
factory in Boston, who was discarded
by her wealthy husband because she
was not sufficiently polished for bib
set. As for the gruff, unrelenting
Police captain, his double can be
found in almost any large city.
Mr. Klein says that whenever he
sketches a character from life, it lendb
a tinge to nature, which a mere
creation of the dramatist's brain can
not possibly accomplish.
The characters in "The Third
Degree" stand out as human being*
for the simple reason that they are one
and all transplanted to the dramatic
stage of human existence. It would
indeed be difficult to conceive a more
charming, convincing and natural
heroine for any play than
Jeffries, the splendid specimen oi
young American womanhood in Mr.
Klein's justly celebrated masterpiece,
"The Third Degree," which comes to
the/Turner Theatre next Saturday
eyfening, December 7th.
Tracy Depot Hotel to be Wrecked
The owners of the Tracy Depot
Hotel have advertised for sealed bids
to be received till Tuesday, Dec. 3rd
at 6 p. m. for the tnree story 34x102
foot Depot Hotel of that village.
Everything will be sold except the
furniture. The successful bidder is
expected to enter into an agreement to
have th* building wrecked or removed
three weeks after his bid has
Improvements at the Gem
The Gem Theatre people have been
remodeling their stage and have in
stalled new scenery and curtains so
that they are now in a position to
stage any vaudeville act which they
may desire to engage. The improve
ments consist of a new front curtain
and a second one having a street
scene to be used as a setting for
vaudeville acts^In addition tp these about half an hour and the talk was
changes there are new wings provided followed by a discussionot leesubject.
so that the entire t*age eattingoenbe
changed thus edimg greatlx to tfce W. A Martell of fcinneepolis was
equipment of tee plane. I a weekend
Simon Alexander, the stock buyer
whose arrest caused some stir and
who was taken to Chicago last week,
returned to New Ulm Saturday eve
ning "ceoaipanied by his wife. It
develops that there was no one to
press the alleged charge of "confi
dence game" against him and it
would seem that the entire proceeding
was brought simply for the purpose of
obtaining the collection of a civifi
debt, just as had been claimed by Mr.
Alexander and his attorneys before
his arrest and triD to Chicago.
On their arrival at Chicago, Mr.
and Mrs. Alexander state that they
were taken to a hotel where attempts
were made by the attorney of the
complainant, a Mr. B. E. Page to get
Alexander to settle for the notes helcE
against him by. Page. He was told
that he might go back to New Ulm
upon the next train after settling
Alexander demanded that he be takes
to court where he might face his
accusers and have his trial. Finally,
be claims, he was taken to jail and
held in "durance vile" instead of be
ing taken to court. He saw that there
was no use in standing out any longer
so he "forked over" some cash and a
check for $300 and was set at liberty,
the return of the notes being promised
him, which promise, however, has not
Immediately upon the payment of
the money the detectives and 6ff?cers
disappeared and Mr. Alexander ap
plied to the Municipal Court of
Chicago, where the complaint ie
alleged to have been filed, and was
there told that the case bad been dis
missed and he could go home. He
finally succeeded in getting a so
called "discharge" from the Clerk of
Court which looks like a fake tran
Qatier Business !!t?
In III. Courts
Alexander Returns To Newr'
Ulm AffcerEnforced Visit|]
To Windy City.
Mr. Alexander's story wotgfrl sctttyd
almost incredible if it were not for the
fact that he is in- possession of a
receipt signed by the .attorney for Mr.
Page for $300 and also of the so-called
discharge bearing the seal of the
Municipal Court and the signature oi
the Clerk. The wbote affair is ridi
culous to contemplate beeause the
payment of the entire debt could un
doubtedly have been secured through
the usual legal channels. I
Mr. Alexander states that be will I
ask Governor Eberhart to lodge a
complaint with the Governor of Illi
nois and ask for a thoro investiga
cion of the whole proceeding.
Men's Club Activities.
/The First Annual Ball given by the
/Machine Gun Company last Thursday
Annie, evening at Turner Hall proved to be
a success from the standpoints of
attendance, financial returns and en
joyment. More than 150 tickets were
sold and this will net the company a
neat sum for use in building up the
organization. The evening was en
tirely given over to dancing with the
exception of one speeeh made by
Major Jos. A. Eckstein, an honorary
member of the Company. Major
Eckstein spoke in a humorous vein,
telling the company that they would
not be a complete organization jintil
they secured "mooles" for the trans
portation of the machine guns. He
said New Ulm would not be entirely
alive to the fact that we have so im
portant a branch of the service in our
.midst until the sound of the "E-ah" is
beard in one of our military parades.
Mr. Eckstein further said- he was
proud to be an honorary member of
the company and promised that be
could and would be as mulish as any
The Young Men's Club of the Ger
man M. E. Church held 'a meeting
Monday evening at thechnreh parlors.
Capt. Albert Steinhauser had been
asked to address the club en the sub
ject of "Petty Crime." Bespoke for
Eberhart To Be Asked
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