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Arrest Causes
Unusual Stir
Alexander Werner, Cattle
buyer, Wanted on Ex
traditipn Papers.
Every Possible Effort Made
to Prevent Arrest But
Without Avail.
There was considerable excitement
on Minnesota Street shortly before
two o'clock Monday afternoon and it
looKed for awhile as tho a general
mix-up might be precipitated The
parties who furnished the excitement
were Mike Neary, a deputy sheriff of
Cook Co. Ill Attorney Albert Pfaen
der, Deputy Sheriff Chas. Brust and
Alexander Werner a stock-buyer who
recently removed here from St. Peter
and whom the Deputy Sheriff attemp
ted to ariest on extradition papers
which had been honored by Gov.
In the excitement Mr. Werner man
aged to get away and walked to the
St. Louis depot and was there appre
hended, placed under arrest and
logded in the County Jail where he
frill be kept until the latter part of the
week and then taken to St. Paul to ap
pear before Gov. Eberhart where be
will have a hearing. From this hear
ing it will be determined whether or
not he will be extradited.
Mr. Werner came to New Ulm about
ten days ago from St. Peter where he
had resided for the past two years
He eame here well recommended and it
was therefore quite a surprise to those
whom he had met during hit brief so
journ that he should have become the
subject of extradition papers and they
confidently expect that he will be able
to clear himself of the charge of per
pftra4lngaeooflde»OB«sm«in Chic*
go in September 1910, that being the
offense with which he ia charged.
Armed with extradition papers in
which August Olsen, Sheriff of Nicol
let County was directed to apprehend
Samuel Alexander, alias Alexander
Werner, Mike Neary of Chicago came
to New Ulm last Friday and informed
Mr. Werner that his presence was re
quired in Chicago. Mr. Werner was
reluctant about going at once, because
he had arrangements made to receive
cattle that be had bought and, as far
as we can learn from all the conflicting
reports, it was understood that Mr
Werner would be given a few days to
arrange his business affairs and that
on Monday, the Deputy Sheriff of
Cook Co., the defendant and his attor
ney Albert Pfaender should proceed
on the northbound St. Louis tram to
St. Paul to appear before Gov. Eber
On Monday Mr. Neary got into com
munication with Benjamin Taylor, his
attorney at Mankato who not only ad
vised but directed City Attorney Henry
N. Somsen to have Mr. Werner arres
ted and Deputy Sheriff Chas. Brust
was called upon to perform his duty.
While trying to do this, considerable
excitement was stirred up and attempts
were made to prevent the arrest of Mr
Werner and be finally managed to get
away and refused to come with Depu
ty Sheiiff Brust when finally appre
hended in one of the coaches of the St.
Louis passenger bound for the Twin
Cities. Mr. Werner, we have been
told, acted under the advice of counsel
when he refused to submit to arrest.
What the nature of the shady trans
action is that Mr. Werner is charged
with we were unable to learn, because
the words "confidence game" may
cover any one of about 500 different
statutory offenses under the laws of
the State of Illinois. It is claimed for
Mr. Werner on the strength of infor
mation received from reliable parties
in St. Peter, that he bad remitted from
time to time different amounts aggre
gating in all the sum of S1800 to be
applied on a judgment recovered
against him on account of some busi
ness transaction he had while in Chi
cago and that the Chicago creditors
are now using the extradition methods
to secure the balance still due.
Mr. Werner when seen by a Review
reporter at the County Jail seemed
considerably mortified and declined to
be interviewed or to give a statement
for publication except that he admit
ted that his true name was Samuel
Alexander. On account of toe absence
of Gov. Eberhart from the State, the
hearing on the extradition papers can
not take place until hie return which
will hardly be before Friday and in
the meantime Mr Werner will have to
remain in jail unless he is released on
habeas corpus proceedings.
Since writing the above we learn
that when Attorney Pfaender found
out that Governor Eberhart was away
1 om home and that none of the offi
cials connected with the Governor's
office when appealed to were willing to
rescind the order honoring the extra
dition papers of Gov. Deneen of Illi
nois, he took the matter up with Sam.
Y. Gordon, Lieut. Gov., at Brown's
Valley, Minn and asked him to inter
cede in behalf of his client and rescind
the order made by Gov. Eberhart.
Oa the theory that in the absence of
the Governor, the Lieut. Governor
assumes the reins of government, Gor
don sent a wire to Sheriff W. J.
Julius directiug him to suspend all
proceedings and release W erner from
custody. In the absence of Sheriff
Julius the telegram was banded to
Deputy Sheriff Brust who scanned the
contents very carefully and then an
nounced that he would not honor the
orders from the acting Governor, thus
effectually putting that official out of
Attorney Pfaender left for St Paul
Monday afternoon, and according to
the "Pioneer Press" made another at
tempt to have the order directing the
arrest of Mr. Werner abrogated,
which proved unsuccessful and the
matter will come up before the Gover
nor in the usual way as soon as he
returns to the State Capitol.
Later: Mr. Werner has decided not
to fight the extradition papers and
accompanied Michael Neary, the
Deputy Sheriff of Cook Co. to Chicago
yesterday afternoon.
Another Contest
Kara Your Own Xmas Presents
On the back Dage of this issue you
will find an announcement that should
interest everyone. We refer to our
special contest for everybody, except
contestants in the GRAND PRIZE
Do you want to earn 'a gold watch
by working but a few hours? Wby
not earn a couple of gold watches to
give away as Xmas presents to your
Turn to the back page of this issue
and find out how easy it is to become
the owner of a fine gold watch.
'The Third Degree'
When Charles Klein wrote "The
Third Degree", which will be pre
sented at Turner Theater on Dec. 7th,
he proved himself a better prophet
than he himself believes. For, by
reason of the recent police scandal
which has arisen in New York and
stirred the entire couBtry, Mr. Klein's
great drama appears is an entirely
new light. Throughout the entire
action, there is an undercurrent of
suggestion of blackmail methods used
by the police of New York City.
When the piece was produced, it is
doubtful if this attracted much at
tention. It was probably accepted as
necessary only to the development of
the plot and taken as the vagaries of
a playwright. Since the revelations
of District Attorney Whitman, how
ever, they present a much different
appearance. The idea which Mr.
Klein is thus attempting to impress
upon his audiences reaches it's climax
in the third act when Richard
Brewster, attorney for Howard Jeff
ries, accused of murder and forced
into making a confession through the
use of "third degree" methods, tells
Capt. Clinton, the police office who
obtained the confession, "Yes. and
the papers will be interested in know
ing that you have become a millionaire
on a salary of *8,000 a year." Thia
prophecy of the case of Lieut. Charles
Becker is so startling that it is with
difficulty that one remembers that Mr.
Klein wrote bis play before the New
York itragedy.
The company which the United Play
Company has selected for the inter
pretation of "The Third Degree'' is
considerably above the average.
Miss Adele Hughes, who takes the
part of Annie, has a voice that is
peculiarly adapted for the part she
interprets, and her many mannerisms
lend realty to the character. Miss
Hughes is ably assisted by Theodore
Hardy, in the role of Richard
of School Funds
High Schools Receive $1750.
Each. New Ulm Gets $750
Last week County Auditor Louis
Vogel received from the state the sum
of 915,140.00 as a special aid to the
schools of the various school districts.
The three independent school dis
tricts, New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and
Springfield each received the sum of
$1750, the state aid accorded to High
Schools. In addition thereto, New
Ulm received $750 jr maintaining a
Normal Course last year. Under the
Putnam Act Sleepy Eye received the
sum of $2500 for maintaining an agri
cultural course. Any high school,
'graded school or consolidated rural
chool having satisfactory rooms and
equipment may be designated to main
twin an agricultural and industrial
department to consist of courses in
agriculture, manual training and
home economics. Such schools must
employ trained instructors. In addi
tion each school shall have connected
with it a tract of land of not lest than
five acres, suitable for school gardens
and for purposes of experiment and
The graded school at Comfrey
received the sum of $600 because in
addition to meeting the requirements
of a state graded school, there was
maintained a course of study equiva
lent to two years of high school work
which met the requirements of the
state high school board.
Districts Nos. 55, 77 and 81 received
the $300 appropriation allowed semi
graded schools.
Districts No. 15, 16, 21, 25. 27, 29, 32
41, 43, 46, 52, 53, 55, 65, 68, 72 and 78
employed teachers holding at leali
second grade certificates and main
tained school for not less than 8
months. They thus qualified under
Class "B" and were each entitled to
the sum of $85.
There were only three under Class
•C", districts No. 37, 49 and 75,
receiving the sum of $65 each. They
employed a teacher holding at least
a second grade certificate and main
tained school for not less than 7
months. This leaves 31 of the rural
schools which have to forego this
special afti, because they do not come
up to the requirements of the Depart
ment of Public Instruction.
Councilors Visit Range City.
Councilors Behnke, Mueller and
Gieseke and Supt. Bolstad left for
Virginia Saturday morning to ex
amine into the low pressure turbine
installed there. On their wa/ back
they stopped off at Minneapolis and
looked at a high pressure Lens engine
which had been recommended to them.
Tbev came back Monday night. The
people of Virginia are well pleased
with their low pressure turbine in
vestment and the committee seemed
favorably impressed with what they
saw. The installation of this improve
ment In our plant would mean the
expenditure of at least $20,000. The
installation of a high pressure Lens
engine would necessitate an enlarge
ment of the building, anew boiler and
a new chimney all of which would cost
fully $50,000. The committee met last
night for the purpose of discussing
the matter fully and to determine what
recommendation, if any, tbey want to
make to t'e city council.
Mathews a Poor Loser
In its issue of this week the Red
wood Gazette publishes a story to the
effect that M. E. Mathews has retained
Attorney Thos. Davis of Marshall,
and will contest the election of Judge
I. M. Olsen. Mr. Davis was given as
authority for the story.
Over the telephone yesterday after
noon Mr. Mathews stated that no
decision had been reached, and that
he had not filed a petition for a re
count. He emphatically denied that
he had retained Mr. Davis, but stated
that the contest probably would be
started.—St. Peter Herald.
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Districts No. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11,
13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 28, 31, 33, 34, 39. 40,
45,50, 51, 57,61, 66. 67, 69 and 83
qualified as Class "A" and received
the sum of $125 each. To entitle a
school district to this aid it must em
ploy a teacher holding a first grade every reason to-feei proud of the sue
certificate and maintain school lor
not less than 8 months in the school
Shoot Will Net
Agri. Soc. $300
Sharp Shooters Out In Full
Force. 200 Birds Dis
posed of.'
Thel|second annual shoot at the
Pair Grounds was an unqualified suc
cess and the Fair Association is
richer by nearly $300.
Sunday was an ideal fall day and
upwards of three hundred people hied
themselves to the Fair Grounds to try
the various methods in vogue of
securing a thanksgiving turkey tor
die amil. Most of them must have
been successful, because about 200
turkejs were (.disposed of and this
was ail accomplished in short order.
Hostilities did not open up until
nearly two o'clock and by five m.
everything was over, the birds were
aty gone, and the delicious "Hasen
pfttfer" had been consumed. The
mus'c for the occasion was furnished
by John Bauer's famous Bohemian
The greatest interest centered in the
reffle of the deer generously donated
by the August Scbell Brewing Co.
LeSst year the deer was won by Gust.
Bltas yea 296 proved the
ofmber and Anton Ochs the bolde
of lucky ticket. Mr. realizes
be unabl consume the
or more pounds of veniso that he
hei to Sunday, but contents
self with th thought tha has
enoug friend who will allo them
selves to be pressed into the pleasant
service of eating venison steak when
ever he gives the word.
The net amount realized will be
sufficient to defray at least the major
oortion of the expense which wil
necessarily be incurred in the rebuild
ing of the cattle barns which burned
down during last September. It was
well worth the efforts put forth and
the men in charge of the event have
ees# Achieved.
Weddings of the Week
Amiu decorations of palms, cut
flowers, crysacthemums and ferns, the
Holy Trinity Church was the scene of
a handsomely appointed wedding
which took place Monday November
25th at 9 o'clock A. M. when Miss
Elsie Seifert, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Seifert, became the bride
of Dr. Ohmer Warner of Freeport,
Minn. The wedding ceremony was
performed during Solemn High Mass
at which Father Schlickert officiated,
assisted by Rev. Wagner and Rev.
Mazier of Searles. At the appointed
bour while the wedding march was
played by Miss Cecelia Eibner the
riJal pair were ushered to the altar
the bride accompanied by her brother,
Dr. A. V. Seifert of this city. Miss
Theresa Giefer, an old class mate of
the bride was bride's maid. Messers.
George Moser, Raymond JPfefferle
and Carl P. Eichtec were the ushers.
The bridal gown was of cream
messaline, the skirt bordered with
shadow lace and draped with chiffon.
The waist had a yoke of chiffon and
lace and a draped bretelle of shadow
lace. The veil was made in a bandeau
effect, and she held a white leather
prayer book ornamented with a pen
dant and bouquet of lilies of the
Mis* Giefer wore a gown of pink
chiffon over pink messaline trimmed
with shadow lace. In her hair she
wore a band of maline and roses with
an aigret. She also carried a bouquet
of pink roses A sumptuous wedding
dinner followed the ceremony at which
only the immediate relatives were
The bride was bora and reared in
New Ulm, attended the local parochial
school and then entered the High
School from which she graduated.
The following year she entered the
Minneapolis City Hospital Training
School for Nurses which she attended
for two years. Mrs. Warner was
always prominent among the younger
set and well liked by everyone who
knew her. Her popularity was shown
only recently at a shower given in her
honor when she received many beauti
ful presents. The younger people are
most sorry to see her leave.
Dr. Warner is from the South, bis
people residing in Alabama. When a
young boy he came to Mankato where
he graduated from the Mankato High
School. He then entered Northwestern
University at Chicago to take up a
scientific course He later left for the
University of Minnesota wl ere he
received his Bacteior of Science
pree and in June 1911 was graduated
from the College or Medicine He
then took bis internesbip at the City
Hospital of Minneapolis from which
he received bis diploma last July.
Dr. Warner is cow located at Free
port, Mice, where oe is enjoying a
very lucrative practice. At the Uni
versity Dr. Warner was very promi
nent in social circles, having been
president of his class, a member of
the Junior Ball committee and also a
member of the Alpha Kappa Kappa
The bridal pair were the recipients
of many beautiful wedding presents as
well as telegrams of congratulation.
They left for Minneapolis in the after
noon where a reception was held for
them at Dr Park's residence in the
evening. Tbey will be at home after
December 1st at Freeport, Minnesota.
Wednesday afternoon of last week
occurred the marriage of Robert
Marquardt, soc of Mrs. Werner
of Lamberton and Miss Meta
Gieseke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Gieseke of this city. The cere
mony was performed at the bride's
home on North Broadway at half past
three, Rev. Albrecht officiating. Miss
Agnes Gieseke played the wedding
march. John Bruns and Miss Flora
Getting of St. James attended the
bridal couple. The bride's gown was
of white silk crepe de chine, trimmed
with pearl ornaments and insertion
and she carried a bouquet of white
bridal roses. The bridesmaid's dress
was also of white crepe de chine and
she carried pink carnations. At 5
o'clock a wedding dinner was served
from a table decorated with smilax
and ferns The young couple left for
Fairmont and Lamberton the same
evening for a short wedding trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Marquardt will go to
housekeeping at 117 No. Broadway
after December 2nd.
To-day (Wednesday) the marriage
of Arthur W. Eckstein of St. Cloud to
Miss Mayme Berg will be solemnized
at Holy Trinity Church at 9 a. m.
The Holy Trinity Church was the
scene of a very pretty marriage
service Tuesday morning when Miss
Eleanor Plor and Andrew J. Gag
were joined in wedlock. The ceremony
took place at cine o'clock in the
morning, Rev. Schlinkert officiating,
Messrs. Raymond Pfefferle and Ed
ward Berg were the ushers. Miss
Lauretta Sturm acted as bridesmaid
and Albert Flor as best man. The
bride's gown was of white satin with
chantilly lace over-drape and she
carried a shower bouquet of white
bridal roses and lilies of the valley.
The bridesmaid wore yellow messaline
with yellow bordered chiffon and
carried a bouquet of yellow crysac
themums. The bride's goicg-away
gown was of blue serge with a white
beaver hat.
At 12 o'clock a reception for the
bridal party and immediate relatives
was held at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Flor on
South German Street.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jos. Gag of this city and has for
sometime been conducting a prosper
ous drug store in Marshall, Minn
The bridal couple left for the Cities
in the afternoon. They will be at
home in Marshall after December 15th.
Monday morning was also solem
nized the wedding of Charles Dauer
and Miss Ida Kraus at the Catholic
Churcb, Rev. Schlickert officiating.
Joseph N. Dauer and Josephine
Dauer acted as witnesses. The groom
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Dauer
and the bride a daughter of Mr. Bern
hard Kraus. A reception was held at
the bride's home and a sumptuous
wedding dinner was served. The
newlyweds will make their home on a
farm near Searles.
Millers Meet in Minneapolis.
H. L. Beecher and August Dabl
attended a millers meeting in Minne
apolis Monday to consider matters of
importance to millers in connection
with shipping regulations. All of the
large milling interests of the North
west were represented and a Milling
in Transit League was formed with fl.
F. Helm, General Mgr. of the Russell
Miller Milling Co. as President. H.
L. Harvey, Gen'l. Mgr. of the New
Prague Flouring Mill Co., W. G.
Gooding, Pres. of the W. J. Jecuisoc
Milling Co., with Mills at Appleton
and Montgomery, A. Goetzmann,
Gen'l. Mgr. of the Listman Milling
Co. of La Crosse and H. L. Beecher,
Treas. of the Eagle Roller Mill Co.,
were appointed an Executive Com
mittee. The object of the League is to
secure modifications of the order
promulgated by the Interstate Com
merce Commission last Junewhich has
ftroven to be a great hardship to the
nterior mills of the country.
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Military Game
Tests Officers
Military Men Play at War
Game to Demonstrate
Stragetical Skill.
Orders For Spring Inspec
tion Received. Exami
nation to be thoro.
The wai game arranged by Major Ar
thur Johnson of the regular army was
played at New Ulm on Saturday eve
ning as ordered. There were present
from outside of the City besides Major
Johnson, Capt Smith of Fairmont,
Capt Scott of Mankato, Capt. Quane,
of St. Peter, Capt. Inglis of Redwood
Falls, and Capt. Larson of Madison
The visiting officers were entertained
by Capt Louis G. Vogel at his home
for supper, and thereafter the game
was played at the residence of Capt.
Albert Pfaender
The war game is played with the?
aid of a large map showing all the
various characteristics of the Country.
Two sides are chosen and the director
states the problem and has each side
move its troops upon the map the
same as would be done upon the
ground itself. The two sides are sent
out of the room alternately so that
they can not at all times know what
the enemy is doing.
In this case the problem was laid
upon the Leavenworth map and was
not solved before 11 o'clock. All the
officers enjoyed it very much, Dr. L.
A. Fritsche and Lt Wm. H. Bierbaumr
of the Machine Gun Company being in
terested spectators. Major John Busch
ers and Capt. Albert Pfaender repre
sented the opposing .sides, the former
being assisted by Casts. Vogel, Quane
and Inglis and the latter by Cants.
Smith, Larson, and Scott and UL"
Adolph Klause. Lt. Edwin Junl was
present also in the capacity of clerk:
to Major Johnson. 1
Both Major Buscbers and Capf
Pfaender were complimented upon the
way in which they met the different
situations. After the game refresh
ments were served which ended* anj*
altogether pleasant evening.
The annual inspection of the various
military organizations of the State will
be made by Major Arthur Johnson
and Company "A" will be inspected
Monday, April 14th and the Machine
Gun Company on Tuesday, April 15th.
Orders to this effect were received
by the local militia officers a few days
days ago.
It is expected that the men will be
required to wear the olive drab uni
form and hat for the inspection.
For the purpose of the inspection
of all equipment except rifles the com
pany commanders are instructed to
lay them out In sets or units making
as many complete sets and units as
they have equipment to make and
these units must be complete in every
respect so that the inspecting officer
can see at a glance what is on hand
and by merely counting the units
learn the total of each item of the
units Odd parts will be laid separate
ly so that the Inspecting Officer can
leran accurately and quickly what is
short or lacking.
This year's inspection will not only
embrace a detailed inspection of every
piece and article of Federal property,
but also of State property, and in
addition the inspecting officer will he
required to report upon the/efficiency
of the organization to be determined
from its appearance and a drill at the
time of the inspection.
It is the desire of Col. Arthur W
Wright, the Commanding Officer, that
nothing be left' undone to put up an
inspection which shall be a credit to
the Second Regiment and to the State
as a whole. Because of the promulga
tion of the order at so early a date,
the company commanders will hare
ample time to thoroly prepare for the
inspection, to see that guns and every
article of equipment is thoroly clean
ed, in perfect condition and on hand,
and to inform themselves so that all
the details emnnerated in the order
can and will be carried out literallv.
Mr. James Beecher gave the pupils
of the High School a most interesting
talk on "The New China" last Friday
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