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On Saturday afternoon the foot ball
eleven from the Mankato Normal will
play the high school team at this place
on the fair grounds. The Maakato team
is heavier by far than the home team
but the boys are confident that they can
give them a good tussle. The game
should be well paronized so that the
boys will at least make sufficient from
the receipts to pay expenses. It will be
a good game and played to a finish.
Marriage license for the week ending
Tuesday October 29.
Herman Kettner North Star
Augusta Redatzke
Frank Matsch New TJlm
Katherine Schubert
Worth Looking Into.
Now in regard to the faddish
overcoats—you know as well as
we do that a pronounced style
looks fine while it's novel and in
fashien, but how will it look next
If you buy a new overcoat eacli
season, rush in and secure the ex
treme cuts but if you count on
several season's wear, beware of
novelties—select the medium till
are here.
Our $10 coats are leaders.
Don't overlook our suit bar
gains this week. $10 and $12
suits $8.88.
For next week all our fine 50c
suspenders 35c. Large line of 25c
suspenders at 19c.
Here's your chance for extra
We'fill mail orders.
Cash Clothiers.
14 N. Minn. St. New Ulm, Minn.
4. ever,
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
4, new shape and style
.$. Rips repaired free of charge
Justice Miller finds the Evidence Against
Mr. and Mrs. Tanke Sufficient
to Hold Them.
Children tell F. J. Franke that they were
Threatened with Punishment if
they Talked of their
On Thursday atternoon the defense id
the Tanke hearing waived further exam
ination and the two prisoners were then
bound over to the grand jury, charged
with murder in the first degree. As far
as circumstantial evidence goes the state
seems to have a very strong case. The
only new evidence in the case that has
been aduced to fasten the guilt on any
one is the testimony of Wild that the
body was frozen so stiff that no part of
it would bend, showing that it had lain
there a long time, the refusal of/Mrs.
Tanke, then Mrs. Wellner, to look at or
take any interest in her husband's condi
tion, even to refusing to allow them to
take a quilt to cover him Tanke leav
ing the Wellner place at 5 o'clock with
ostensible purpose of going to a dance
at New Ulm, bis apparaut return to the
Wellner farm and his leaving again on
horseback and riding to the station at
Klossner, as testified by W. W. Wiltmert
as follows: On the night of Dec. 31st,
1899, he was at the residence of Peter
Ulrich, from which he went home about
8 o'clock. While on the road near KJoss
ner station, Frank Tanke rode rapidly
by him on a horse, jumped off and turn
ed the horse towards home, and ran to
the station just about the time the train
got there. Tanke was not at the station
when he passed it on his way home.
The testimony of Fred Stolz who saw
Tanke get on the train at Klossner at
8:45 and be the first to alight from the
train at New Ulm the tracks of the ov
ershoe as testified by Wild as follows: I
found tracks of a brand new overshoe
upon the frost of the sill on the west
side barn door to the feed alley. Those
foot prints were plainly to be seen and
were distinctly marked. I called the at
tention of Mr. Gottlieb Bieraugel and
Charles Fischer to it I found the same
impression of the overshoe over at the
house on the porch at the east side of
kitchen, and from there out through the
grove on John Wellner's millc road to
the creamery past the creamery about
6 or 8 rods north of the creamery, then
the tracks turned into the meadow: I
lost track of them. I measured the track
of the overshoe on the foot af Michael
Buch, which perfectly fitted into im
print. The track w&s a No. 9 to the
best of my judgment. I asked Mrs.
Wellner if John Wellner had any new
overshoes, she said no I asked the older
g-irl, daughter of Mrs. Wellner, when the
two children were alone in the room, if
their papa had any new overshoes. The
Examin Our $2.50
Our DO SO beats everybody's SAY SO. We claim
Shoes in New Ulm. We are
the best'Ladies' and Gents' $2.50
how we can sell so good a shoe at $2.50 when others charge so
There are good reasons why we can and why our $2.50 shoe is the leading^
and most popular shoe for the money on the market, but we take it that its
good shoes you want and not reasons.
1* Satisfied customers have increased our trade, so that, although leather and
labor cost more, the cost of selling is less and our $2.50 Shoe is better than
This shoe is all Goodyear hand-sewed—no tacks or nails.
Fall and Winter
Now Ready* *&
Russian Calf, Black Vici Kid, Box Calf, and fine black Calf Skin,
-lace and button.
that we are selling j»
often asked i*
much more.
The Popular Shoe House. I
older girl said yes, there they stand
(showing the place) below the lounge I
saw them but did not examine them.
They looked new. Mr. Tanke told me
he walked afoot to New Ulm on the
night of murder, and arrived there about
7 o'clock.
The entire time on Wednesdaywas oc
cupied with the testimony of F. J.
Franke of this city who testified to hav
ing gone to work on the Wellner tajm
in March, 1899, and having worked there
until August of the same year. He sa\s
that he often found Tanke and Mrs.
Wellner in compromising positions, and
that Tanke even boasted to him of crim
inal intimacy with Mrs. Wellner, both
before and after the murder of her hus
band. He says that Tanke also spoke
to him of organizing a gangot highway
men, saying that it would be easy mon
ey, and that if any one came in their
w«y he would put them out of the way.
He also says that Tanke exercised an in
fluence over Mrs. Wellner, and at times
was brutal in his treatment of her that
in a cornfield he grasped her by the neck,
forced her to her kness and made her
beg his pardon. He brandished a corn
knife over her head, and said if she did
n't do as he said he would cut her head
The witness said the little girls of the
murdered man teld him that their father
was not at supper the night of the mur
der,, and that they did not see him about
the house that evening. He says that
during his stay there Tanke and ne were
quite intimate, and that the latter told
him he had finally accomplished his
plans and was boss of the place.
Thursday morning Richard Bieraugel,
brother of Mrs. Tanke was placed on the
stand and gave damaging testimony
against his sister. He stated that be
heard Mrs. Tanke talk to his mother
several times regarding her husband,
that he was cross and cruel to her and
hard to get along with. Mrs. Tanke
further stated to her mother before him
that she was going to try and get a di
vorce from Wellner and if she failed in
that she would get rid of him in som«
way. Bieraugel's testimony is consid
eied damaging to his sister.
Another witness was placed on the
stand Thursday morning, Mrs. Fritz who
is a srtanger to Mrs. Tanke. Mrs. Fritz
testified that she called at the Wellner
farm on or about Jan. 23rd, 18*9, for
some wheat. While there she talked
with Mrs. Tanke about her husband's
murder, who told her that the day be
fore his murder he had a quarrel with
the hired man..
The state has only introduced suffic
ient evidence to make a case against the
prisoners and has reserved all the testi
mony of the detectives for the trial
should the grand jury find an indict
ment against them. The state will prove
that the overshoes found in the Wellner
house were worn by the murderer and
afterwards taken off in the house, that
the pistol was a 38 calibre and they will
prove its owner, show the place where it
was secreted after the murdei and who
put it there. This evidence is said to be
in possession of the state, which if they
can substantiate will undoubtedly fasten
the crime on the guilty parties whoever
they may be.
The most convincing testimony was
that of W. W. Wiltmert which we give
complete and is as follows:
I live in Lafayette town, Klossner sta
tion. On the 31st day of December,
1899. I lived with my brother about a
mile and a half east of the 'station. On
that night I was at Peter U)rich's house
about half a mile north of Klossner.
From Ulrich's house I went home to
wards Klossner station and Irom there
on home. I know the short and most
direct road or way to go from John
Wellner's house to Klossner station. In
going from Ulrich's house that evening
I went on the short road. It was a kind
of bright night with a little snow on the
ground. It was a still night. This road
approaches the station from the north.
There is a snow fence along the line of
the railroad. I saw a man on the road
that night going to the station. He was
about 250 feet from the snow fence. 1
was walking along the snow fence. I
was going south and was at one time
within 7 feet of the man. He came from
behind me. He passed me on the road.
When he passed me he was within 7
feet from me. This person was Frank
Tanke, the defendant sitting there. He
was horseback. He was riding rapidly.
He went south and then got off. of
his horse at the south end of the snow
fence and faced the horse towards the
north and then ran to the depot. The
train approached the depot from the
north about that time, it was just whist
ling for Klossner station. He got to
Klossner about the time the train stopped
there. The horse that he had ridden
ran north towards home and past me. I
particularly observed the horse when it
passed me. It was a brown mare with
hgbt tail. The mare had no saddle. She
had a bridle on. "The mare went back
the same road she came as far as I could
see. I continued on to the station, pass
ed it, and went home towards the cast.
I did not see Frank Tanke at the station
as I went by there. I next met Frank
Tanke on Good Friday evening in March
1899, at the saloon in Klossner station.
I talked with him that evening at the
saloon. I saw Tanke again that sum
mer, two or three times, and talked with
him. He was living during that sum
mei at the home of Mrs. John Wellner
and was working for her. I also worked
for„Mrs. John Wellner that fall, during
the months of September and October,
in all one month. I was hired by Frank
Tanke. I was not discharged but quit
of my own accord. I did not like their
foolishness, the way they were acting.
When I first went there I examined the
horses on the pretimes and in the barn.
I found this brown mare {hat Tanke
rode that night in the barn. She was
there when I left the place. The brown
mare was used as a saddle horse. Her
name was Fannie. I rode her occasion
ally. Tanke rode her occasionally. On
one occasion I tested her to see if she
would return home if turned loose. One
day when we were driving cattle from
Guggisberg's farm I turned her loo*e
when we were going towards home
about 60 rods from Klossner station.
The mare got home about |15 minutes
before we got home. When I got home
Mrs. Wellner informed me that the
brown mare got home about 15 or 20
minutes before I did. While I was at
Wellner's I spoke to Frank Tanke and
asked him where Wellner's body was
shot. He said on the southwest corner
of the barn. Before he answered that
he asked me whether I was living in that
neighborhood at the time Wellner was
shot. I said 1 did. He then said where
were you on the evening of December
31st, 1898. I told him I was at Pete
Ulrich's about a half a mile north of
Klossner station, I then told him of
seeing a man ride a horse to Klossner
station that night, jump off at the south
end of the enow fence and turn the mare
back and run towards the depot. When
I told him this he blushed and hung bis
head aud did not look at me or speak
for five minutes. I ke^t on talking to
him and he did not answer. He finally
raised his head and said we got to g«o
and plow. He did not ask any questions
about it at all. While I worked there,
I slept upstairs above the dining room.
Mrs. Wellner aud Tanke slept down
stairs. I was in the habit of getting up
about o'clock while I worked there.
When I got up I went to the barn to
feed the horses. Mrs. Wellner told me
I need not get up until 7 o'clock, that
6 o'clock was too early too suit her.
One morning when I was through with
my chores I went to the house when I
got there Tanke and Mrs. Wellner had
just got out of bed. They took a milk
pail apiece and went to the barn yard
to milk the cows. Then I went to the
roam where Frank Tanke should have
slept and found the bed was not mussed
up and cold. I went to the other room
and I saw the bed was mussed up and
warm and saw plainly that two persons
had slept there. It was such conduct as
this that caused me to leave the place.
The Wrong Mr. Wright.
Theater goes are under obligations to
Mr. Johnson for one of the finest plays
that has ever been put on the stage in
this city in the production of the Wrong
Mr. Wright. For clean pure comedy it
outclasses anything that we have ever
seen and is worthy the support of the
most exacting. The Review is pleased
to note that Mr. Johnson's efforts have
at last met with gratifying appreciation
and that the effort made to introduce a
high class of entertainment in this ci»j
is meeting with approval, ft is also
pleasing to note that the two entertain
ments to follow this one are of the same
high standard. The Win. Owens com
pany has a reputation equal to that of
the Beresfords and the Schubert Symph
ony orcht-stra is too well known to need
commendation. The large audience that
was present at the Sunday night enter
tainment was evidence of the fact that
they will fiud it convenient to at
tend the others. Not a single person
was disappointed and not a single ad
verse criticism was heard. :M
$10, $12, $15, $16.50 and $20
If you do not want to pay more than $10, you surely
ought to see our coat at that price. Beautifully gotten
up and very swell.
We, are particularly anxious to
have you see our line of
Fall Suits
for men and boys made by one of
the best firms known. Popular
price suits at
$10 and $12.
Monday, Nov. 4tli.
Ladies' Wrappers, ShaWls
and Fascinators.
Fleece Hnied wrappers, price 85 cents,
Fleece lined wrappers, price $1,
Fleece lined wrappers, price $1.25 and $1.50,
see the same.
Shawls in all sizes, prices reduced to about cost. We have them from 20c
up to $5 each. v? J- :•., %£?.-*•. V' -. *-.-.'
Fascinators will be offered at prices that will readily sell themj^fc'^
-I will be to your interest to call and see the.above named bargains.
Remember we have this fall a very big J.
line of underwear and hosiery.
Call and $g
-"iff .•
ISIO. 44
Or a genius can afford to wear
shabby garments. The young
man of the city or the large
towns who succeeds now-a
days must be a dresser, al
though he need not necessar
ily be extravagant in order to
dress well. Nearly everyone
has greater respect for the
neatly groomed man than the
one who is slovenly.
Here we a reduced
clothes-buying and clothes
selling to a point where we
can offer a suit or overcoat
superior in every particular
to the product of the ordinary
merchant tailor, and at less
than half the price charged
by him.
Our showing for fall and
winter is worth going far to
Here are a few pointers on prices and quality:
The style herewith shown is the one so popular in
cities, more than the yoke coat, and this will stay in
style longer. This dressy coat is called the Mansfield
and we have them in black, dark gray and mixed colors
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