UNITE TO FORM
NEW CLINIC HERE
Dr T. E Will in
W it a is
WILL OCCUPY OFFICES
OVER ARBES BROS.
to a ad W id
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Dr. T. F. Hammermeister, Dr. F. J.
Pelant and Dr. C. T. Ecklund an
nounce that they have formed a clinic
which will be known as the Drs
Hammermeister, Pelant and Ecklund
clime with offices at the present loca
tion of Drs. Hammermeister and Pel
ant 10 1-2 North Minnesota street,
over Arbes Bros. drug, store.
Work has begun for re-arrangerr Gnt
of office rooms to provide the proper
space for the added offices of Dr.
C. T. Ecklund. For this purpose a
new central waiting room is being pro
vided, in this manner giving easy
access to the various offices of the
members of the Clinic* *,
Er. A. V. Seifert will continue^ hifi
office but will also dispense with his
present private waiting room, utilizing
the new general waiting room* There
will also be some changes in the X
Ray rooms so that filing space and
dark room facilities will be ample and.
an improvement upon the present
Dr. T. F. Hammermeister.
Dr. T. F. Hammermeister was born
in Brown County, completing his
High School work at the Sleepy Eye
High School, taking his undergraduate
work at the University of Minnesota
where he received the degree of
Bachelor of Science in 1913, and com
pleted his medical work, receiving his
degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1915.
He was licensed in July of the srme
year and began his practice of medicine
at New Ulm, Mina., having served as
interne at the Northwestern hospital
and at the University Hospital in
The first four-and one-half years of
his practice were spent partnership
with Dr. 0. C. Stnckler of New Urn,
Minn., and has since November 1,
1919 continued his private practice in
the above described location.
Dr. Hammermeister has spent con
siderable time in post-graduate work
on two occasions takihg special work at
the New York Polyclinic Medical School
and Hospital and on one occasion at
the New York Post-Graduate School
and Hospital. He has also taken sur
gical operative work at the Laboratory
of Surgical Technique at Chicago. He
has attended the Oschner Clinic, Cook
County Hospital Clinic. He is a
member of the Redwood-Brown County
Medical Society, Minnesota State Medi
cal Society, the American Medical As
sociation and is also a member of the
Southern Minnesota Medical Associa
Dr. F. J. Pelant.
Dr. F. J. Pelant was born and reared
in Montgomery LeSueur County, Min
nesota, where he received his Common
School education in the Parochial
Schools. He then attended St. Thomas
College, St. Paul, Minn, for six years
whe he completed his classical course
including a course in Philosophy. He
graduated in Medicine from Loyola
University School of Medicine i.t Chi
cago, 111, and took one and one-half
years interneship at St. John's hospital
at Springfield, 111. He practiced for
about a year Iowa near Cedar Rapids
and since June 1917, has continuously
practiced in New Ulm.
Dr. Pelant has also taken a course
in Surgery at the New York Polyclinic
Hospital. He is a member of the
Redwood-Brown Medical Society, Min
nesota State Medical Society and the
American Medical Association.
It has become apparent to Drs.
Hammermeister and Pelant that added
help was desirable and necessary and
after a most careful investigation they
have been extremely fortunate in be
ing able to secure the services and part
nership of a man so well trained as
Dr. C. T. Ecklund.
Dr. C. T. EcklUnd. T4i
Dr. Clifford T. Ecklund has been a
resident of St. Paul, Minn., where he
has taken his High School training and.
followed this by completing his work "P
(Continued on page 4.X
TO GIVE RELIEF
S a a a us N
in iv at
la co-operation with Miss Inga
Evickson, school nurse, New Ulm
churches are now making a survey
thd needy families ia the Community
who should be supplied with Christmas
dinners It is planned to not only see
that none go huigr but to provide
necessary clotrriiig aid trinkets for the
Postmaster Fred Pfaender announc
es that if there are kind hearted
citizens who wish to play the part of
Santa Claus to poor children they
may be able to find cases which need
help in the "Santa Claus" letters
which he is now receiving. These
letters come to Mr Pfaeader, ad
dressed to "Saita Claus," "N rth
Pole" or "Heavea" Mr Pfaender
holds them until some "Santa Claus"
The Christmas rush has already
started at tire post office and Mr.
Pfaender will place at wort this week
a helper for each carrier and extra men
inside.He will also employ a man
with, a truck to help out in the delivery
of .parcel post packages.
Mr, and Mrs. Edwin Thiede will
leave on Saturday for Eyota to spend
the holidays at the home of Mrs.
Thiede's parents, Mr. and Mrs E
NEW ULM BOWL
ROUT MANKATO IN
Loca S re
Fiv P]ace Irv a
I O E E O S
I O A 943
S a 930 W it
a in a A
New Ulm bowlers captured the first
five places in the spirited bowhng
tournament held on the Concordia al
leys Sunday with a last shift Monday
night. It was the largest tournament
ever held in New Ulm, 32 bowlers
entering from here and 22 from Mankato.
Boerger Wins First.
Fritz Boerger won first place with a
high score of 943 points. Ole Schno
brich was a close second with a score
of 930. Closely behind Schnobrich
were Elmer Backer, William linde
mann and Charles Emmerich tying
for third, fourth and fifth places with
925. The local men are enthusiastic
over their excellent showing against
the Mankato rollers.
Wagner Captures Sixth.
W. Wagner of Mankato captured
sixth place with 915 and Axel John
son of Mankato came seventh with
912. Doctor C. H. Gieseke, with 909
points, secured eighth place and Walter
Schleuder and G. Buchholz of Mankato
tied for ninth and tenth places with
906. Bowlers gaining honorable men
tion were: Robert Groebner, 869
Paul Hackbarth, 862 Harry Sapey,
862, C. Neubel, 867 and Henry Ahrens,
The standing of the bowlers was as
F. Boerger 185 184 168 213 193 943
F. Schnobrich 194 189 168 147 232 930
E. Backer. .. .173 176 210 169 197-925
Lindemann.. .179 209 170 185 182-925
Emmerich 175 144 202 216 188-925
W. Wagner .200 191 183 184 157 91$
Axel Johnson 155 184 171 189 213-912
Gieseke 200 210 165 143 191-909
A, J. Meyer
.181 200 151 200 174-906
202 169 156 191 188-906
.196 205 169 181 141-892
.192 154 156 198 186-886
.181 162 184 181 178-886
.174 181 190 181 157-885
Wicherski ..125 190 221j 172 170-878
Sprenger*... 181 162 184 181 169-876
On Dec. 31st there will be a double
tournament for the men who will
doubles who want to enter. Entry will
be $3.00 a team.
FROM SPIRIT TO!
is a re A a
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S A E S W O E W A S
S A O W
Matteson. They will also spencLa I ew^ ^pointed instrument went through my
days at Rochester visiting^jmlpreUi
tives before returning to tft^isjfeh
The elusive Turner park ghost has
undergone a transformation during
the past week. In place of being the
spectre of one who has departed to
another world, the shrouded figure
has assumed flesh and blood. The
apparition is described now as a mortal
being with a desire to imitate the
spirits who are alleged to hover about
Fred A. Fischer, the one man who
has come forward to declare he saw the
figure, asserted last night that he really
did not believe in ghosts but that he
felt that apparition "was some foolish
person who dressed up in a white
sheet to terrify people'
Stakes "Word of Honor."
"I'll stake my word of honor that I
saw a shrouded figure who hit me over
,the head with such force that a sharp
hat and cut a gash on my forehead,
Mr. Fischer said. "I have my cap
with the hole in it to prove it, The
footprints of the figure were in the
road for sometime afterwards.
"I never saw anything like the ghost
before in my life. I have no enemies.
Since no seasible. person would choose
this means of amusement, I have
come to the conclusion that it is some
body who is foolish. I am not given
to day dreams. I know that I fyas
struck over the head by a white figure
shortly after midnight near the alley
on First street sou|h between Washing
ton and Franklin. I saw stars but I
did not go down. I dealt a blow back
with my billy club and the ghost went
down It then escaped from me."
Ghost Rumors Pour In.
During the past week rumors of the
ghostfs activities have continued to
come to the police but upon in
vestigation they have all gone up in
There was a story, for instance, that
the shrouded figure had torn the coat
off a .girl in Turner park last Friday
evening. Investigation disclosed that
the young woman in question had not
been out of her home during the even
"I do not know how the story ever
got started," she told the police.
"Twenty-five persons have asked me
about it. I never went out of the
house Friday evening."
Fireman Is Surprised.
There was another story to the
effect that the ghost had accosted a
Northwestern railroad fireman Satur
day evening as he was leaving the
passenger station. The fireman, who
weighs more than 200 pounds and
stands six feet high, declared that the
report was the first he had heard, of it.
"I would blow him over," he said.
Rumors of seeing the ghost on
German street and in German park
have floated in, but they, likewise,
have failed of confirmation when the
officers investigated them.
Ghost Better Watch Out.
In the meantime it is reported that
a vigilance committee is being or
ganized and the next time the ghost
puts in an appearance, either as a
spectre or a human being, he will be
met with a charge of lead which will
give him something to think over.
EXAMINATION FOR U. S.
J?« POSTAL EMPLOYES
An open competitive
for clerk and carrier at the New Ulm
postoffice will be held in the high school
auditorium on Saturday, January 6,
at 9 a.m., Edward L. Alwin, secretary
of the civil service board announces.
The examination is open to men and
women. M\,,p^ wm
All those who wish to take this ex
amination are requested to«file their
application at once in order to allow
time for any necessary corrections.
No one can take the examination, Mr,
Alwin announces, whose application,
I has not been approved.
FIVE BANDITS ROB LAM^CT13E^BANKlOEg $ 1 fr 12
NEW ULM DEFEATS
IN FIRST DEBATE
DISCUSS KANSAS COURT
am is a S re
The New Ulm high school was de
clared winner of the" debate "Resolved
that the Kansas Type of Industrial
Court of Adjudication /Should be
Established in Minnesota" by a unani
mous vote of the three judges at the
conclusion of the forensic clash with
Sleepy Eye in the high school audito
rium last Thursday evening. An au
dience of more than 100 persons heard
the- debate which was the first to be
held in New Ulm for years,"
New Ulm supported the affirmative
of the question. Speakers on both
sides demonstrated that they had spent
much time in studying the problem
but New Ulm had a greater fund of
information to draw from when it
came to the rebuttal and was able to
defeat the opposition in this vital part
of the debate. The New Ulm speakers
had been coached by principal R. J.
Stewart and Superintendent Arnold
N3w Opens Debatt.
Miss Elizabeth Hintz opened the
debate by explaining the Kansas Court
and declaring that a need existed in
Minnesota today for this form of ad
judication. She said that the court
was a permanent judicial body which
was created "by the Kansas legislature
in 1919 to settle industrial disputes
in whichw ^capital and labor either
could not or would not agree. -If either
side were dissatisf^^sM**1"1 d^risjoi^
of the court it had the ri#ht to appeal
to the Supreme court. In Minnesota,
she asserted that the farmers were suf
fering acutely from the railroad strike
of the past summer which tied Up
cars. If the Kansas court had existed
in the State the strike, which is tsill
continuing on four Minnesota roads,
would have been brought to an end
As the first speaker for the negative,
Miss Elsie Hanson of Sleepy Eye de
clared that the court was unneccessary
in Minnesota, that if*was economically
unsound and that 'it was unconstitur
tional because of its compulsory labor
"To strike is the right of working
men,' Miss Hanson said. "It is their
one weapon against capital. The Kan
sas law declares that strikes among
workmen are unlawful but what of the.
other classes? The law is in violation
of the Thirteenth Amendment of thj&
Constitution which declares that ther4
must not be involuntary servitude."
Law Is Constitutional.
"The federal government would not
stand for the law if it were unconstitu
tional," Howard Vogel, the second
speaker for New Ulm, asserted. When
Strikes and lockouts affect the public
welfare it is the sacred duty of the
State to interfere. The Kansas court
has been in operation two years and
10 months It has made 45 decision^
affecting thousands of men and of
these 43 have been accepted* by both
sides. Early decisions increasing^ the
wages of workingmen from 33 pef
cent to 37 per c&it in some instances
were accepted as were later conclusions
reducing wages from 11 per cent to
17 per cent.
As the second speaker for the nega
tivef Ralph 0*Tpole declared that if
the Industrial court plan were adopted
nationally:, it/could never be enforced
as it would\affect 75 per cent of'_tUe
population. in\ Kansas, he assertM
that Governor Allen had found it i»n
possible, to arrest all of the striking
Qpal,,'miners who violated the ~*la^
The Industrial Court law was
needed^in. Minnesota, he said, because*
i| was note designed to affect the lea&4
ing industries in this state.
Clarence *Rolloff as the third speak%*
for New Ulm, explained that thejjourt
secured justice for labor, capital and
N a a on S a go
A I O A E N I E S A
I E N A S E I N
Asserts, Mis a on W as
I a a it a I
a a a is
'Trial of the $50,000 damage suit of
Miss Nora Larson, 25 years old, who
lives on a farm near Ellsworth, Wis
consin, against the Chicago & North
western railroad, opened in djstrict
court Monday with an array of legal
and medical talent present.
Miss Larson, who alleges that her
arms and legs were paralyzed as the
result of an accident on August 3, 1921
in which she was shoved on a train by
a Northwestern brakeman, was brought
into the courtroom in a wheeled chair
and Monday afternoon took the wit
ness stand to testify how the injury
Brakeman Orders Her Qff.w^
Miss Larson declared that she board
ed a Northwestern train to go to
Kaeses near Milwaukee, where her
uncle and aunt resided. The journey
passed off uneventfully until the train
made its customary stop at North
Lake. Here after the train started, she
asserted, a brakeman came through
the car, ordering her off, declaring that
this was her destination. He stopped
the train and against her protestations
took her grips and told her to get off.
Sprains Her Back.
She complied but no sooner had the
train started than it stopped a second
time and the brakeman came back to
order her On the train. He failed to
provide a stool for her to stajid on in
reaching .the* lower step* oMrtte'^carir 3»d
as a consequence of the high step she
was forced to take, she sprained her
back and right arm. This, with her
disturbed mental state, resulted in a
condition which continued to grow
worse until she became a helpless in
valid. I *v
Attorneys for the defense in cross
examining 'Miss Larson brought out
that she was 'quarantined for infantile
paralysis on August 7, 1921, four days
after she peached the home of her
uncle and aunt. Miss Larson admitted
this quarantine. She was under quar
antine for 16 weeks and then went
back to the 'home of her father. The
defense in opening its side of the case
declared that the condition of Miss
Larson was not the result of any rail
road accident, but this disease.
Among the physicians summoned
by the defense to testify in regard to
Miss Larson's condition were: Dr.
O. C. Strickler, Dr. L. A, Fritsche,
Dr. J. H. Vogel, and Dr. Rosenau of
Rochester, Minn., an authority on
Miss Larson is represented by W. H.
Frawley of Eau Claire, Wis. and Sam
Anderson ol St. PauL The attorneys
for the Northwestern railroad are
Brown, Somsen and Sawyer of Winona
and Somsen, Dempsey and Flor of
New Ulm. ^h\%%?^M$J0$.
To Open Criminal Cases.
Trial of the case is expected to be
cdmpleljed today upon which W. T.
Eckstein, county attorney, wilt move
for the trial of the criminal calendar.
For the first time in the history of the
Brown County court, the criminal
calendar has been delayed until the"
middle of the second week by the civil
iy^ttt Hardie Indicted.
I re a
The grand jury -has returned nine
indictments. Among these are two
indictments against Frank Hardie of
Grundy Cnter, Iowa, who was attested
at Mason City, la., in company With
Doris A, Nelson, 16-year old Comfrey
school girl/ Hardie ia charged With
abduction if? oneiihdictmeht and car-,
nal knowledge in, another. ^Ahother
indictment is^ag^nst J^R Teriheifcer of
Mountaift'£&$e\ who is charged with
Svitfr tjie $raA-
sactions of the State' Bank of Dotson.
Gust Guhlke1^was_ awarded $150
damages from Charles Werring. Guhl
ke who is a road overseer at Cobden
declared 'that Werring*s automobile
ran into his drag with the result that
he and his horses were injured.
HEARD BY COURT
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A is ,.
Judge F. M..Catljn of the Ramsey
County district court, St. Paul, has
taken under advisement the suit of
two Brown County physicians against
the Minnesota State Medical associa
tion asking that the revocation of the
charter of the Brown-Redwood coun
ties medical society be declared illegal.
A hearing was held in St. Paul, Mon
day, which was attended by H. H.
Flor, attorney for the plaintiffs, and
Dr. G. F. Reineke. *t
Action Brought by Dr. Seifert
The suit was brought by Dr. O.
Seifert of New Ulm and Dr. V. Gley
steen of Lamberton in behalf of them
selves and other Brown County phy
sicians who have ben deprived of
membership ih the Stake association
through the cancellation of the local
Revoke charter without Hearing.
The Brown-Redwood counties char
ter was revoked in 1919 without a
hearing or notice, the plaintiffs assert.
Subsequently the State association char
tered a new society called the Redwood
-Brown counties association, without
consulting the members of the former
Brown-Redwood counties association.
The action has been illegal, the plain
tiffs assert, because they have been de
prived of memberships of pecuniary
value without due process of kyw.^
CODNTY TAX RATE
FOR 1923 SHOWS
re a re
ULM RATE WILL
Levies I a
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A complete table of the taxes ia
mills which Brown county residents
will pay during 1923 has .been pre-
auditor. The table show that the
rate of taxes will average about the
aame as this year. While in some
school districts the rate which will be
paid in 1923 is one, two, or three mills
higher than was»paid in 1922, in other
districts the levy shows a correspond
ing decrease. ^J
New Ulm Rate Lower. krW
The city of New Ulm is one of thg}
districts whieh has a reduction. The
rate to be paid iu 1923 is 56.5 mills or
3.' 1 mills less than was collected in
1922. The tate for Springfield and
Sleepy Eyo, the other two larger com
munities in the county, shows an in
crease. Sleepy Eye has. a total rate
ol SO mills to be paid ia *L923 as com
pared to 76.8 mills for the past year
The -rate fo?f Springfield will be 79
mi|ifl jjjUl. 2 kills over the past year.
TlS* n^i^ate^.tor^Comftey is 5&fc
mills •asompared to 54.fr* mills "and
for.BAnska 67.3 mills in place of 55.6
Total Rate* Shown.
The JtOtal rates in mills for each
school district are show** io the follpw
ing table. Mr. Yogel ooints out that
taxes are always one year behind- In
other words, 1922 taxes Will be paid
in 1923 and 1921 taxes were paid in
1922. Hence in the table the total
rate in 1922 indicates what wi^b
paid in 1923 and the total rate for 1921
ift'-whajt was paid in 1922.
I table ^heHotal^ate for*1922'
(3dntinued ott page 4.)'*
he Consumers wholesale1* Supply
Company with headquarters at Minne
apolis and branches at New Ulm and
other Minnesota cities opened its
ninth branch store at Springfield Fri
day morning, December 15/'The sfar^
is located in the Frank Schneider hugd*
ing and Mr. Schneider will be the local
manager. He will be assisted by Bhilip
Schilling as assistant manager' and
George Hedine as clerk.
STEAL $1,127 IN
CASH AND $15,000
WORTH OF BO
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BLOW OFF VAULT DOORf I
O an I a
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Pive bandits drove into the town o£
Lafayette, 15 miles north of New
Ulm, early Friday morning, cut tele
phone and telegraph wires, pried open
the frontdoor of the Farmers' State
bank, blew off the vault door, scooped
up $1,127 cash and robbed
125 safety deposit boxes of $15,000
in Liberty bonds and War Savings
The robbers were professionals. So
liesurely did they work that it was
daylight before they got around to
blow the safe aside of the vault.
Although placing a charge of nitro-r
glycerin at the safe door they were
evidently afraid they did not have
sufficient time to blow it. The safe
contained about $3,000, according to
Henry Johnson, Cashier of the bank.
Park Car Near Haystack.
Iaformation gathered after the rob-i\
bery indicates that the burglars en
tered Lafayette early in the evening,
in a new Chalmeis Sedan. They
drove about town, evidently on a trip
of inspection, and then disappeared.
Tracks in the saow the*next mornings
indicated the car had been parked,
back of a haystack, one-eighth of a^
mile from the town It is believed that
the burglars began their operations
about 2:30 a. m. *v.
After succeeding in cutting telephone
.and teiegfapji wiresw*h the exeeptfttuf
of one wire to Gaylord, the bandits
broke into a railroad car house and^
stole a spjke puller. With this they*
went boldly up to the front door of .'
the bank and pried it open.
Bandits Capture Carlson."' ,
Einar Carlson of the Lafayette'
Ledger was working until 3:30 a.jai. -4^
preparing a holiday edition of the
paper for the mails the next day. On ,».
his way home he passed on the op- &
posite side of the street from the a
building. He did not see the a it
but was noticed by a lookout in
shadow of the bank. The lookout*^-'
5 fired over Carlson's head to halt hitaf
and ordered him to come over to the
bank. Carlson obeyed. As he
proached, the bandit commanded him ffii '~pM
to "stick up" his hands" and to turn
his back to him.'£: A ^Z**&£*?M
Carlson wasJ marched into th£ Dank^J^
an'd to the cloak room where his hands IJf1!^
fnd feet Were tied. The door of
cloak room waslocked. It is Carlson's f^id
opinion that two of the bandits re I
lused as lookouts watte three re &
breaking intd the vault and the deposit
boxes. As he entered the bank he§«£^
declared he saw flashes of light aboutB&
the vault. ^SSt* J?
The commotion the bandits were
making at this stage of their operations
aroused^ Fred Lund,1 a tinsmith, living
next door. He started out to inveiti-,
gate but"was met by a inan wjth a
sawed oft shot gun who ordered: "Gjetg*|
backvinto your house and keep yoAir
mouth shut." Lund did not have in
his^tittse either^ a rftyotye^qr a I &
phone,. He'obeyed'orders. *v
After finding the'cash in the vtuK^^p-tSj,
the Eqbibjers tieaarely ^nfc through
the safety deposit boxes., taking frojft
them 'boajls^tamps, mortgage^ and
oth^er papers* of valuefjThe pdtppMt
which they did not want they threw
about the interior of the vault.t f-
S to re at S
Before beginning their work in'tfci }p.
bank, -the burglars had gone- to the
basement where they disconnected" the
burglar alarm. They also cut the lire
in en page &
While Carlson was iSclsed*in the
room he hearer three explosions of
nitroglycerin. The bandits first
knocked off the Combination of the
vault door, according to Mr. Johnson.
This failed to open the door, however
because oi a special lock, it was then
that they fired the charges of ilitro-^
glycerin which blew *)ff the door/
doing $300 worth of damage to the
vault, and ruining a $400 adding
macnine standing nearby.
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