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MORT W. -5 AN FORD
6IVESTHE LIE TO "JOHNS"
Walke Man Claims to Be
August Schmidt Writes Brooks a
Also Is the Man That Killed
"I killed Dr. Gebhardt," is the
statement of a man from Walker,
Minn., who signs his name August
Schmidt, in a letter to Asa P. Brooks.
This startling announcement is not
received with the excitement it would
occasion had not the now notorious
"John S" paved the way in this line
of sensations with a free and full con
Schmidt has evidently been a close
follower of the trial through the pa
pers and doubtless hearing of "John
S and h's exploit thought to emulate
him. The two confessions conflict in
more than one particular, for this
man also claims to be the real mur
derer of the New Ulm policeman.
The letter is not rambling, as was
the one received a short time ago, and
seems to have been written by a man
in his right mind.
The letter follows
Walker, Minn. Jan. 2b, 1905.
MR. AS A BROKS,
Dear Sir:—I am the mans that
killed Dr. Gebhardt at New Ulm.
Minn., on the November 1st. 1 gets
big moneys to do that job. I am the
mans you sees over the transom above
the do res.
I seens bys the pappers that Gener
als Childs says yous drops just likes
the oxen when yous seens mes kils that
Doctor Gebhardts on that knights
November 1st. I neber hears you
drop just likes the oxens strikes on
the heads with a aK. I just seen your
face onces, Mr. Asa Broks.
'•I'm the mans that kils that polis
Hiaiis in New Elms twelve or ten years
agos. I'm the same mans that kiles
Doctor Oronings in Chicagoes in 1889
I gets big moneys from the Irish so
The fellow then f»oes on to state how
he helped Pat Crow to kidnap the
He goes on to say, "Mr Asa Broks
yous just tels them |ury mens them
juges and them loyermans Browns
and (Jhikls that Dr. Cooks am a good
innocent mans must be let out of jails.
I'm the sames mans that told the In
dians to kiles all the whites mens in
Yours truly. AUGUST SCHMIDT
SUICIDES FROM WORK AND WORRY
Paul Hauser, Weil Known in New Ulm, Com
Paul Hauser, secretary and treasurer
of the Hauser Maulting Co. of St.
Paul, committed suicide by shooting
himself with a shot gun Friday after
noon. The only reason assigned for
the deed is that he was overworked
and worried. The manner in which
the gun was discharged is peculiar. It
is thought that the weapon was Dlaced
on the top of a barrel, the butt end
resting against another barrel with
While in this position the trigger was
op°rcited with a broom handle found
near the body, and which the watch
mean sajs had been in another part of
the cellar a short time previous.
Mr. Hauler's friends believe that he
has been brooding over business
aflairs. though the troubles were
slight, and all of the kind that could
be adjusted easily. Illness of his
brother. Charles Hauser. had also
thrown extra work upon him, and his
friends believe the strain unsettled
Paul Hauser is a brother of Chas.
Hauser, who married the eldest
daughter of Col. Wm. Pfaender of
this city, and is a man respected by
all who know him. The unfortunate
ending of the young man's life is de
plored by all who know him.
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STATE INSTITUTE FOR FARMERS
Arrangements Being Made to Have One Here in
Dr. O. C. Strickler has been inform
ed that the State Farmers' Institute,
which has been held in this city several
times, will be held here again this
year sometime in March. The date
has not been definitely fixed, but when
it is the public will be apprised of the
time and place.
Previous institutes that have been
held here have attracted large num
bers of people and have been attended
with much interest by not only the far
mers but by many of the people of the
city and have been productive of good
results. The corps of instructors,
which has always been the very best,
has been strengthened this year and
all the members have expressed them
selves as pleased with the reception
they have been given in this city.
The Farmers' Club, which is an or
ganization of the young men who have
attended the state school, will have a
meeting the 16th of February, but this
has nothing to do with the regular
state institute. The lectures are along
different lines and in keeping with
a desire on the part of the young men
to keep up the interest started in the
school—a sort of a post graduate
course. This is urged by the in
structors of the school and shows that
it is not losing sight of its graduates
even after they leave the institution.
SONS OF HERMANNTNCONYENTION
Local Chapter Sends Delegate to Annual Meeting
of Society in St. Paul.
The state grand lodge, Sons of Her
mann, concluded its fifteenth annual
convention in St. Paul Thursday.
Julius Berndt was delegate from the
New Ulm chapter.
The morning session was devoted to
the discussion of topics of interest
to the order, and especially relating
to the establishing of a state home for
aged members of the order. Hans
Grunovv, German consul in St. Paul,
delivered an address in the afternoon,
and officers were elected as follows:
Grand president, Charles Harpke, St.
Paul: grand vice president, Hermann
Lmehraann. Stillwater: grand secre
tary. Hermann Cirker, Minneapolis
grand treasurer, E. F. Lemke, St.
Paul trustees, Christ Figge, Ernest
YVQ\ of St. Paul, and Hermann Vogt
of Minneapolis: directors, John Knuz
and Otto P. Anacker of St. Paul,
Arnold Nillius and Matt Lellmann of
The convention decided, after a con
siderable debate, not to establish a
home for the aged members. It was
pointed out that similar institutions
started by fraternal orders have prov
ed failures because of lack of funds to
maintain them. Several thousand
dollars has been collected for the home
from voluntary subscribers and from
entertainments and concerts given for
that purpose. The money that has
been subscribed by individuals will be
returned, and the money raised by en
tertainments will be used either for
the permanent reserve fund or to
start a fund for the relief of needy
The following officers were appoint
ed b} the grand president: Grand
guide, Mabt Eller grand inner
watch, Frit'/ Zeigler grand outer
watch, Herman Reicfaow. John Kunz,
Carl Herpke and E. F. Lemke of St.
Paul, F. Moethen and Carl Hermann
of Minneapolis and Paul Haeseke of
St. Peter were elected delegates to at
tend the convention of the national
grand lodge at Seattle next September.
The state convention will be held at
Minneapolis next year.
There seems to be a little snow in the
vicinity of Sleepy Eye, as the follow
ing taken from the last issue of the
Herald indicates: The Marshall-Evan
branch train in charge of Conductor
Sullivan and engineer Burke was
stalled in a snow drift about a mile
and a half west from town Tuesday on
their return trip. Section men were
called out, and after laboring about
three hours and with the aid of the
local switch engine the train pulled
into town about 9 o'clock. The Red
wood train was held at Evan until the
blockade was done away with.^
Twenty-four below zero
Coldest of the year.,^
Not a "Trashy
or "Blood and Thunder Play"
But of the Highest Dramatic
111 Construction Interpreted by
Artistsijof Great Dramatic Ability.
$J The plot has its origin among the sun-kissed plains of
Uiah, in the early days of Mormonistn. Step by step and
thread by thread a fascinating story is woven around
a score and more of interesting characters, and in the end the
reward of love and justice through SHERLOCK HOLMES.
Tickets, 25, 35, 50 and 75 cents.
COUNTY SHOWS BIG GAIN
There Wer 559 Births in 1904 and
But 210 Deaths.
Statistics Indicate That Brown Is
Comfrey Makes Best Showing 12
Births, one Death.
Brown county is a very healthy
place to live in taken as a whole, and
some parts are exceptionally so. This
is gleaned from the report of H. M.
Bracken, secretary of the state board
of health and vital statistics, to Clerk
of Court John Larson. The report
was received Friday and included the
report of the health officer of each
city and township in the county.
Comfrey holds the record for 1904
with twelve births and one death and
Cottonwood with twenty-three births
and two deaths follows close after.
Sleepy Eye reports fifty-five births and
twenty deaths, and New Ulm shows
141 births and eighty-nine deaths:
this poor showing being explained b^
the presence of the hospital in the
The increase of births over deaths
has been a large one for the year, 349,
the total number of births being 559
and the deaths 210.
A. J. Alwin Interview.
A. J. Alwin of New Ulm, traveling
representative of Geo. H. Heineman
manufacturing company of Milwau
kee, is in the city to attend the retail
merchants' convention, says the Sioux
Falls Daily Press. Mr. Alwin talked
freely to a Press reporter about the
famous murder trial recently conclud
ed at New Ulm by the disagreement of
thejury. He said:
'The best people of Ne^ Ulm con
sider the arrest and prosecution of
Dr. Koch as little short of an outrage.
I was present at the coroner's inquest
when all the facts were gone into and
after that the prosecution of Dr. Koch
was dropped. Later when the citizens'
committee took charge of aflairs and
employed detectives, as there was ab
solutely no clue to the murderer, the
old talk against Koch was revived
and he was brought to trial. The
detectives had to do something for
their money. The sentiment against
Dr. Koch was caused entirely by sen
sational newspaper reports."
Fairfax to Have New Mill.
The committee appointed by the
Fairfax business men about a month
ago to try and induce some one to
build a flouring mill in Fairfax, are
working valiantly, and at the present
time there are three concerns each
having ample capital considering the
advisability of erecting a mill of
at least 200-barrel capacity, and it
seems certain that in a short time the
deal will be closed, says the -Fairfax
Standard. The new structure may or
may not be erected upon the site of the
one destroyed by fire a year ago.
However, the parties negotiating are
practical mill and grain men. and all
are thoroughly impressed with the de
sirability of Fairfax as a milling
point. The new mill will be ready for
business not later than August 1st,
To cold draughts of air, to keen and
cutting winds, sudden changes of tem
perature, scanty clothing, undue ex
posure of the throat and iieck after pub
lic speaking and singing, bring on
coughs and colds. Ballard's Hurebound
Syruo is the best cure.
Mrs. A. Barr, Houston, Texas, writes,
Jan. 31, 1902: "One bottle of Ballard's
H-rebound Svrup cured me of a verj
bid cough. It is very pleasant to take."
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THE 3RAY WOLF.
His Cnnning Marvelous, an He la
Difficult to Catch.
The cunning of the gray wolf is mar
velous, and it is most difficult to catch
napping. He somehow seems to
know that iron is associated with man.
A piece of iron anywhere will keep
him at a distance. If yon shoot an
antelope, for instance, and just put
your spur on the carcass you may leave
it as long as you like and no wolf will
touch it A pocket handkerchief will
do as well.
Lobo, a great gray wolf who was
the king of the pack at Currumpaw, a
vast cattle range in New Mexico, was
a thinker as well as a ruler. His pack
ate nothing but what they had killed
themselves, and thus poison was no
good. At last a thousand dollars was
set upon his head. This brought a
noted wolf hunter from Texas, with
his pack of great wolfhounds. But
again there was failure. Then two
other hunters came with subtly devis
ed poisons to work his undoing. Then
I came on the scene. First I tried
poison, and there was no combination
of strychnine, arsenic and prussic acid
which I did not use. I put the poisons
in cheese melted together with kidney
fat, and during the whole process I
wore glo\ es steeped in hot blood. And
I scattered the bait all over the ranch
The next morning I went out and
found Lobo's tracks, with the bait
gone. 1 was delighted. I followed the
track and found another bait gone
and yet another. Then I found the
three baits piled upon another one and
co\eied with filth. Lobo had evidently
carried the first three in his mouth
and had taken this means of express
ing his utter contempt for my devices
But Lobo's downfall came about
through a big white she wolf who w^s
always with him. I managed to catch
her in a trap. Then I knew we should
soon have Lobo. Night after night he
came around the homestead and mourn
ed his mate in long, plaintive howls I
knew he would try to find her body
I set 130 strong steel wolf traps, and
in one of these I caught him—a mai
tyr to constancy. And that was the
end of Lobo.—Interview With Ernest
The easier people make money
easier they want to make it.
Among the many mysteries of child
hood is why grown people cry when
they are glad.
There are some people who think
they have discharged their full duty to
you by praying for you.
What do you use most during the
day? Do you use the little white he al
most as much as your shoes?
When a man makes one mistake he
usually follows it up with three or four
before he recovers his balance.
Don't be conceited get any map of
the United States, and do you find anj
mark on it to show that you are on
Every one admits that rich people aro
not happier than the poor, or as happy
yet every one is striving to become one
of the miserable rich.—Atchison Globe
Two "Wayis* of Doing Business.
I have seen in London only one office
where there is any real enthusiasm
And the employees seldom have any in
terest in the business beyond drawing
their salaries. In most of the factories,
and even in the offices, they are tanght
a certain round of duties, and they are
allowed to do nothing else. They seJ
dom suggest improvements for fear of
losing their places, where in America
they'd soon lose their places if they I
didn't make suggestions. Here it's the
firm in its private offices and every
body else doing as little as possible and
never stepping out of the rut they'ie
put in, and there it's everybody work
ing together, coats off. and the head of
the concern glad to listen to the office
boy and to do as he says if it means re
Ancient Eggs In China.
A German epicure comes to the rescue
of the Chinese in regard to their al
leged habit of eating rotten eggs. The
eggs, he says, are simply preserved in
lime until they get a consistency like
that of hard butter and they taste
somewhat like lobster. He declares
them one of the choicest delicacies he
has ever eaten. He thinks there are
no better cooks in the world than the
Chinese. When he went to live among
them his friends predicted he would
starve, but he had a good time and
gained weight—more than he wanted
"»A Great Combination./
"You and your husband have lived
together twenty-five years and never
had a quarrel? What's the seeret?"
"No secret at all. I'm too good na
tured to quarrel, and he's too indolent"
Dr. Gebhardt'j Life Insurance.
The sensational trial of Dr. Koch
for the murder of Dr. Louis A. Geb
hardt of New Ulm, has served to re
mind the people of Minnesota again
of one of those unaccountable trage
dies that perodically startle and horri
fy a community. Death by assassin
ation, perhaps, more than in any other
form, invests every detail of a man's
life and circumstances with a special
interest. Thus it was that the matter
of Dr. Gebhardt's life insurance has
been spoken of and its peculiar feat
ures commented upon. He carried a
policy of $1,000 in the Mutual Life In
surance Company of New York,,
the $20 payment plan
recently to Dr. Gebhardt's brother]
and executor, R. C. Gebhardt, by the
Mutual's District Manager for this
field, Mr. A. F. Redman of New Ulm.
It is not known that Dr. Gebhardt
needed life insurance more than. the
years longer his policy would have
Will overcome indigestion and dyspepsia
regulate'the bowels and cure liver and
kidney complaiets. It is the best blood
enricher and iavigorator in the world.
It is purely vegetable, perfectly harmless,
and should you be a sufferer from
disease, you will use it if you are wise.
It. N. Andrews, Editor and Mgr.
C»coa and Rockledge News, Coaoa,
Fla., writes- "I have used your Herbine
in my family, and used your medicine.
Its effects upon myself have been a
marked benefit. I recommend it un
hesitatingly." 50c. Sold by Eueene
generality of young men, but the out- sample bottle sent free by mail, also a book
come emphasizes the value of this form
Grants Two Divorces.
Judge B. F. Webber this week grant
ed divorces to George J. Gag from his
wife, Emma Gag, and to George Muel
ler from his wife, Mary Mueller. Both
divorces were granted for desertion.
Constitutional government is based
upon the sparks of liberty implanted
in the human heart. The autocrats of
Russia have not read history to
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been fully paid for, an assured estate send
against possible need, or as a possi
ble provission against old age. As it
was, it is safe to assert that no other
investment left to his estate returned
so large a profit over cost.
Th* successful man is usually busy,
and the busy man is usually success
ful The young man, whatever his vo
cation, who has not learned to econo
mize his time and keep busy has not
got the lesson most essential to a pros
perous, useful and happy life.—Chicago
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and Hot Drinks.
Oysters served in any style and sold
J. J. Juenemann
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Miss Margaret Fawcett, the youn
lady who reported the Koch trial for
the St. Paul Globe for a number of
days, has quite a leaning toward
literature and one of her short stories
appears in Munsey's magazine for
February. It is entitled "The Failure
of the City,'' and deals with the attempt
by a young man from the country to
break into city newspaper work.
Bailer Steam Boiler*.
According to an engineer, though
there may be every reason present why
a steam boiler should steam there are
occasions when it simply will not. It
refuses duty and sulks without any
cause that can be detected. On such
occasions every one takes a hand at
the fires, but the result is the same
no steam or only enough to keep three
quarters speed. Marine and stationary
boilers are both thus afflicted. There
are "good days" and "bad days" in the
performance of each.—Chicago News-
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