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Ticket Sale Is
A Big Succes.s
Program "As Prepared For
University Week Is Most
Residents of Surrounding
Country Are Invited To
More than $200 of the $300 guar
antee required to secure the advan
tages of "University Week" for New
Ulm already repose snugly in the
treasury of the promoters of this
splendid opportunity for bringing the
University to those who can not go
to it It must not be imagined, how
ever, that the $300 is all that "Uni
versity Week" costs. The actual cost
per week is somewhere in the neigh
borhood of $1,500. The state legisla
ture appropriated out of the state
treasury some $85,000 to be used in
the University Extension work and
as between 40 and 80 cities so far
have made application for the work
the cost to the state runs at least
more than $1,000 per city. This is
in addition to the money raised on
the guarantees furnished by the com
mittees having local charge. If the
committees are so fortunate as to
have money left over after paying
all expenses it will go towards some
future fund for city improvement,
as the $300 is all that is required
from the city.
The program of features for the
various days as published iast week
in the Review remains practically
unchanged at this writing with only
ehanges of schedule made neces&ary
by existing train connections. All
speakers on the program are engag
ed for dates at five other cities on
the Southern Minnesota circuit and
in order to nil all dates some changes
in hours and days have already b*en
made but the substance of the pro
gram remains as first laid out. A
corrected progiam will probably be
published in the next issue of the
Minings of Ujjgprsity Week will
"be gnen over to informal meetings
between the University specialists
and the citizens. It is hoped that
people from surrounding towns and
farms will take advantage of their
chance to *-ee and hear some of the
good things that will be measured
out in plenty that week. The after
noon se*-.u.ns at least can \e attend
ed and for them there is no chaige
to any onf It comes at a season
such that every one should be able
to get away from home. Planting
will all be done, practically, and the
gatheiing of crops not yet begun and
every one should make it a matter
of personal concern to see that the
outsiders are cordially invited vo this
set together good time. Give the
University specialists a chance to go
away from New Ulm with the feel
ing that no more alive community
than this exists. Farmers and town
people alike are needed to give this
Twenty-six diffeient persons will
appear en the program in New Ulm
besides the group numbers consist
ing of the University Glee Club and
the Dramatic Club. Dr. Ernest P.
Hoag who visited our city during the
winter and inspected our schools
from a hygienic standpoint will
I speak on 'Public Health," and along
If similar rnes will be the talk by Dr.
Raymond V. Phelan on "Business
and Health." Dr. Phelan may take
for his topic "The Industrial Strug
gle," however, when he address
es the business men of the city at
the luncheon planned for them and
he is down for a talk on "Civic Wel
fare" at which time he will show an
exhibit of "What the Old World Has
to Teach the New." The material for
this exhibit has been secured at con
siderable expense. Dr. Phelan's spec
ialty is Social Economics. Another
aspect of the public health and wel
fare will be treated by Miss Augusta
Mettle who is a trained nurse and
will present the subject under the
head of "Infant Welfare."
Professor John C. Hutchinson who
knows the classic world as well as
the aveiage person knows his own
household will give a most interest
ing lecture on "barly Greek Civili
zation." The lectute will be illastrat
ed and another somewhat similar
tonic will be "The Conservation of
)ld World Gifts in Arts and Crafts"
either Maurice I. Flagg or Miss
«I* ScoVel, both of whom were connected
with the State Art Exhibit that
brought m^o pron inence the work of
the Bohemian lace makers of New
Ulm. Miss Clara Baldwin or Miss
Martha Wilson, both of whom are in
terested in Library work will speak
on "Books as Toois of Efficiency."
Finance gets its innings when Prof.
C. W. Thompson talks to the busi
ness men at their luncheon on "Fi
nancing the Farmer." Prof. Thomp
son also will talk on Socialistic sub
jects, giving arguments for and
against, and treating of "Successful
Co-operation." New Ulm is laboring
in the throes of indecision as to in
dustrial education. Prof. A. V. Storm
or Prof. G. A. Works will talk on
"Education for Efficiency" which may
help some of the slow ones to come
to a decision as to the advisability
of practical work in our schools.
'Sex Education" will be treated by
Dr. Anna J. Norris, director of phy
sical education for women at the
University. Dr. Norris was reluctant
to take part in the University ex
tension work and New Ulm mothers
and daughters should show apprecia
tion o&t&e numbers by attending
lar^jtiHOjtaMrn the things so essen
tial vB%'Wholesome, happy well-be
ing This lecture will be for women
only and it is likely that some ball
game or other amusement for the
men will be planned at the hour of
this talk.
Other illustrated lectures on the
courrc are those by Dr. E. V. Robin
son on "The Pig Ditch" and Dr. Burt
L. Newkirk on the "Gyroscope." No
expense has been spared in securing
the best illustrated material to be
had *or both thesf lectures.
Last winter New Ulm heard Dr.
Merica on th eBoy Problem and dur
ing University Week another expert
on the Bad Boy will emphasize the
lessons taught by Dr. Merica. John
E. Gunckel is hailed as a favorite by
boys wherever he goes and is an ex
tremely interesting man. He is pres
ident of the National Newsboys' As
sociation and of the Toledo branch. He
speaks from an experience of twenty
one yeais with the boys of the street.
He knows the good points as well as
the bad ones in boy and girl life and
he tells his audiences "How to De
velop the Good in a Bad Boy." An
other topic on which he speaks is
"Three Years' Experience with the
Girls of the Street." All the girls
and boys and parents and teachers
should hear his talks.
A debate on either the Woman
Suffrage question or one on Social
ism will be a feature of one of the
evening programs. Those taking part
will be Messrs. Stanley Gillham, H.
L. Hall, Carl Painter and Edwin
Dahlberg. "Public Discussion and
Democracy" will be another number
on the program of a like nature.
Dr. Hardin Craig will lecture on
the "Social Influence of the Drama."
Dr. Craig is a member of the De
partment of English at the State
University. His talk will be the more
appreciated because of the play to be
given by the University Dramatic
Club. "Judah" is a three-act drama
which demands a large cast and is an
expensive performance. Henry Ar-i
thur Jones is the chief star of this
performance. Theie are several pro
grams of dramatic impersonations,
interpretations and readings by Mres
Harriet Hetland, Mrs. Dorothy Kurtz
man and Miss Emelie Eggen Dr.
Craig wdl also entertain with "Uncle
Remus Stories."
Song and story are, handled "by
Mis. Eleanor Poehler, tne University
Glee Club, Dr. James Davies, and
Edna S. Fischer. Miss Fischer is a
member of the Mankato Normal
teaching force and she will talk es
pecially for parents and teachers on
the subject of "Plays and Games for
Children." The jlee Club was never
better than it is this year. Miss
Mary Allen and Mrs. Catherine Par
kei are pianists and their worl. adds
much to' the finished whole of the
musical part of the programs. Mrs.
Poehler who appears Monday June
2nd, the afternoon from four to
five is ver anxious that all the chil
dren be present to hear her. This
is the children's hour and mothers
should be sjre to take the little on^s.
The boys' camp has been ananged
foi and a number of the young men
have signified their desire to take
advantage of the offer of the Univer
sity for this feature. All in all the
week should prove a most profitable
and pleasant one for every person in
New Ulm.
Bank President Held Responsible
John Sharp, president of the State
Bank of Commerce, Winnebago,
Minn., must stand for trial for with
holding information from the state
bank superintendent Kelsey S. Chase.
The supreme court yesterday over
ruled his demurrer to the indict
ment and sent the case back for trial.
Sharp had inherited $150,000 from
relatives in Scotland and moved from
his farm into the town and went
into the banking business. The evi
dence showed he paid little attention
to the details, leaving this to H. W.
Parker, who plead guilty to embez
zlement and is now serving time in
state's prison, and he cited this as
a defense. In commenting on this
phase of the cas« the supreme court
"The construction contended for by
defendant as applied to repoits mr.de
by executive officers of banks would
almost wholly destroy the effective
ness of the law. This bank was the
custodian of the funds of its deposit
ors. Its principal business was to
invest and safeguard their funds.
This defendant was chief executive
officer of the bank. It was his busi
ness to know whether the reports he
made were true or false, and he
cannot be heard to say that he pos
sessed no knowledge of the truth or
falsity of the reports which he made
puisuant to a call of the superinten
dent of banks."
The ."ouit also upholds the 1909
'aw establishing a department of
banks and making it a felony to
withhold information required or to
misstate facts. It appears the call
for a report was made February 20,
1912, and Sharp's return was that
the bank held no rediscounted notes,
while the amount held exceeded $10,
000 that the cash on hand was
$9,161.59, while in fact it was only
$6,151.69 that the overdraft was
f1,977.21, while it was proven that
thev amounted to $4,977.24.
-\m &
In Cottonwood
Joseph Ebenboe of Sleepy
Eye Victim of Unsafe
Companion Barely Escapes
Similar Fate. Body Is
An accident which snuffed out :be
life of one of Sleepy Eye's good citi
zens occurred shortly after 5 o'clock
Sunday afternoon at the Cottonwood
River near Corey's place and about
quarter mile west of the point where
the Marti lad was drowned several
weeks ago.
Joseph Ebenhoe, the victim of the
accident and Jos. Brsndl had decided
to spend part of the afternoon fishing
on the banks of the Cottonwood.
County Treasurer Berg met them at
they were going along in their auto.
They stopped and chatted for about
fifteen minutes and seemed in a most
happy frame of mind. They evidently
they were joined by Jos. Seeckl and a
man named Schmidt and commenced
They were just about.j-eady to quit
fishing when one of tfcesjftuggestad
crossing the river once more*which
they proceeded to do. Brandt was
doing the rowing and Ebenboe was
atanding up in the back part of the
boat. *For some unknown reason the
boat suddenly tipped and shipped
water and was hajf full before it right*
ed again. Before they realized what
was happening, the boat sank and
they were precipitated into the water
aqjjl Ebenhoe sank out of sight.
Brandl immediately went to bis
rescue, catching hold of him as be
came up. ^Tbe drowning man grasped
t&randl-tn such a manner that bis
rescuer-could do nothing and they
both went uowu together. Fearing"
for bis own life Brandl managed to
extricate himself from the drowning
man's clutch and came to the surface
In the meantime Saeckl who realized
the danger the men were in, swam
toward the place where Ebenhoe had
gone down and had just reached the
spot when some one shouted that the
drowning man had again risen to the
surface. Before he could turn about
and reach for Uoenhoe, the unfortu
nate man once more sack out of sight
and did not come up again.
The river at this point is quite deep,
the current very swift and the water
was icy cold. Ebenhoe was wearing
heavy boots at the time of the acci
dent and it ie surmised that they filled
with water and that this circumstance
more than any other prevented his
rescue and caused him to go down.
His companions secured grappling
hooks and about an hour later the
body was found. When recovered,
life was extinct Dr. G. F. Reineke
who had been notified of the accident
immediately after it happpened,
arrived on the scene shortly after the
body had been taken out of the water.
It was still limp and parts were yet
warm, and the Doctor worked faith
fully over the man for nearly an hour
but without success. He says that with
a pulmotor be might have brought the
man back to life. As it was a certain
case of accident, Coroner Reineke de
cided that it was cot necessary to
hold an inquest. The body was then
taken home to Sleepy Eye to his grief
stricken family.
The deceased was but 20 years old.
He was born in Bohemia, Austria and
about 12 years apo be came to
America and directly to this County.
He was married at Sleepy Eye June 7,
1910 to Sophie Grausam who, with two
snail children mourn his untimely
death. He is also survived by bis
brother John who lives at Sleepy Eye
and a half-brother, George Martinka
who resides in Texas. At the time of
his death he owned and operated a
blacksmith shop at Sleepy Eye. ~He
was a hard-working, industrious man
and hadn't an enemy in the world,
being well-liked and highly respected
by all citizens of his home town. The
funeral will be held this (Wednesday)
morning from the Catholic Church at
Sleepy Eye.
Mrs. Cyril Walratb has joined her
husband and the young couple are
making their home the Baxter
cottage at the corner of 1st North and
State Streets.
District Court
Grinding Away
Glatzbaeh, Foreman of
Grand Jury. Only Two
Cases Pending.
Fourteen Cases Set For Trial
Bj Jury. Four Cases In
made for the Cottonwood at once where -the action of the grand jury, at was
Tuesday morning it 11 o'clock
Judge Olsec directed Sheriff Julius to
anuaance the opening of the May
term ff the District Court of Brown
County. The first work was the
charging and instructing of the grand
'jury as to their duties by the Court.
George Glotzbach was appointed fore*
man and upon retiring the grand jury
elected Ben Frantz as clerk.
Unless soma new criminal matters
develop and are brought to the at
tention of the grand jury this body
will have only two cases to take up.
William Roberts of Sleepy Eye,
charged with carnal knowledge of a
female child was bound over to await
George Marron of Springfield charged
with arson in the first degree.
Only 23 civil cases were noticed for
trial and at the preliminary call of the
calendar, the following disposition
was made of them:
Jones of Bioghamton, a corpora
tion, vs Andrew Pbillpson. Jury trial.
Alfred Nundahl vs. the town board
of Lake Hanska. Continued.
State of Minnesota vs. Wm. Die
polder. Jury trial.
Annie Hacker vs. Wolfgang Hacker.
Court case
Albert Pfaender vs. Franciska
Kraus Jury trial.
Andrew Hilburger vs. A. N. Faas.
FrenctSka* Kraus, formerly Francis
ka Kieger, vs. Joseph Kraus et al.
Jury trial.
W. W. Smith vs. John Seifert.
Jury trial.
Carl Baltrusch vs. Julius Paut/.ke.
Foot of calendar.
Mathilda Brandle \s. A. N. Faas.
Jury trial.
Adam Jungers vs. Otto Mielke.
Juiy trial.
State Bank of Sleepy Eye vs. Henry
Berkner. Jury trial.
Lorenz Flor vs. A. N. Faas. Jury
School district No. 6b vs Wyona B.
Fo\ Court case (vacation.)
ole J. Olson vs. Mads Anderson.
Settled and dismissed.
Susie Beckius vs. Henry Becklus,
Jury trial.
Ella M. Hutcbings, administratrix
of the estate of Chas. Hutchings,
deceased, vs. Sleepy Eye Telephone
Company. Jury trial.
State Bank of New Ulm vs. W. E.
Korth. Passed. Stipulation for
judement pending.
Carl Kehms vs. Auguste Kehms.
Court case (vacation).
Louisa Tastel vs. Carl Taste!. Court
case (vacation).
Albert W. Scbjiid vs. Frederick
Thompson. Jury trial.
John J. Schmidt, Joseph J. Schmidt
and Katharine Schnmpf vs. Anna
Schmidt, Henry Schmidt, Wen/el
Schmidt and Annie Schmidt, his wife.
Court case (vacation).
Katrina Beckius vs. Henry Beckius.
Court Case.
Several motions were heard during
the course of the afternoon and
citizen papers were granted to the
following applicants: George R,ieger,
Herman Lange and Herman Kreft of
New Ulm Christian Larson of Linden
William Jensen of Prairieville and
George Carnell of Stately.
The petit jury assembles this morn
ing at 11 o'clock and if there is no
delay of any kind, the ttial of the first
jury case will be begun. Edwin Juni
is on duty as deputy to the Clerk and
Sheriff Julius has appointed Hans
J. Knudsen of Sleepy Eye and Athenas
HenleofNew Ulm as bailiffs. Fred
Prahl of Mulligan is bailiff of the
grand jury.
Judge Olsen is disqualified to sit in
the case of Ella M. Hutchings, Ad
ministratrix of the estate of Chas.
Hutcbings, deceased vs. Sleepy Eye
Telephone Co. and Gov. Eberhart has
appointed Judge P.
W. Morrison of
Norwood to try the case.
Albert Hauser and Alvin Berg of
Sleepy Eye and A. Frederlckson and
Aug. G. Erickson of Springfield were
the only attorneys from outside who
were present when Court convened.
C. A. Pstchin of Springfield was ex
cused as a member of the grand jury
on the ground that he, is Superintend?
ent of the public schools.
Meeting or Medical Society.
Thursday evening of this week the
Medical Society of Brown and Red
wood Counties will hold its regular
semi-annual meeting at Loretto Hos
pital. Dinner will be served at 7:30
o'clock followed by the program. Dr.
O. C. Strlckler will speak on "The
Significance of Abdominal Pain."
Dr. L. A. Fritsche will also read a
paper and there will be a general re
port and discussion of interesting
The officers of the Society at present
are Dr. J. L. Schoch, President and
Dr. G. F. Reineke, Secretary and
Treasurer. The Board of Censors
consists of Dr. G. B. Weiser whose term
expires at this time,. Dr. J. W. B.
Wellcome of Sleepy Eye and Dr. J.
Rotbenburg. New officers will be elec
ted at this session. The Society at
the present time has twenty-two mem
bers in good standing.
Later: The meeting has been post
poned one week on account of the
death of the Mother Superior.
Exhibits zt Public Schools.
Friday was exhibit day at the pub
lie schools and in general the report
show* a larger attendance of visitors
than ever before since the inaugura
tion of the annual exhibit and pro
gram. Interest in school matters
seems to be keen just at present. The
Seventh Grade room had so many
visitors that not all could be accom
modated. Fully two hundred parents
and friends visited the Union Build
ing, thirty or more attended the joint
program given at the Washington
Building, and the North Primary had
seventeen visitors. The last record is
JkJJOjed one considering that there are
T*uT~ttitrty~ pupils^ enrolled there
Another encoursging sign was the
presence of a number of the fathers—
and for the fathers it may be said that
many of them have regularly looked
over the exhibits which have been in
the Review window all year.
At the East Primary an open air
program with a May-pole drill was
planned. The showers kept a number
of the parents at home but about twenty
were on band and a good many others
were able to view the drill from the
shelter of their porches. The exhibits
and programs as usual were very
Saxophones Tor Second Regiment
Ferdinand Crone and J. A. Ochs
constituted themselves a committee of
two and solicited funds last week to
purchase a set of saxophones for the
Second Regiment Band. This ie
something the band should have had
long ago to better enable them to fur
nish concert music. The saxophones
are reed instruments and replace some
of the brass instruments. The tone is
much softer and therefore better
suited to concert music. The set con
sists of four instruments which will
cost about $4.30. The committee had
no trouble to secure donations to tbe
extent of $37") and turned ovei the list
to the band boys Monday evening.
Only a limited number of our citizens
were seen by the committee and they
simply quit when they thought they
had enough money subscribed. It
appears now that there is about *73 00
lacking which tbe band is perfectly
willing to take out of their Treasury.
They will, however, not refuse any
further donations, and any one will
ing to subscribe to tbe saxophone fund
can do so by leaving his mite with
some member of the band.
Monument to be Dedicated.
The committee of the Junior Pio
neers consisting of Herman Hein, J.
A. Ocbe, Henry J. Bastian and Athe
nas Henle, who were in charge of the
work of erecting a suitable monument
to honor the memory of the Mil ford
residents who were killed during the
Indian Massacre have completed their
labors. The monument with tablet put
in place is now complete and will be
formally dedicated on Decoration Day
at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. A short
program has been prepared and a
general invitation is extended to the
public to attend.
Wins 4 Points
Track Tejt
cord at North field Inter
scholastic Meet.
Outrank Mankato, Winona, St,
Cloud and St. Peter. Go
To Manato Next.
Saturday, May 17, the New Ulm
High School track team made its
formal debut into the traek circles of
the state when the boys journeyed to
Northfield and participated fo the
lnterscholastic track and field meet
held under tbe auspices of Carletoo
College. Tbe debut was not so*
successful as the more optimistic
adherents of the lavender and white
bad hoped for the boya landed only
four points in tbe meet. However, in
view of the fact that fifteen schools
were entered in the meet and that the
winning team took only 18* polntsy
tbe boys and their followers have no
cause to feel downcast over the out
come of their first meet. Fritsche and
Massopust were the winners for New
Ulm, Massopust taking second la the
discus throw and Fritsche landing
third honors in the poll vault, Cordce
placed in tbe 220 yard hurdle trials
but, after running a game race in the*
finals, fell as he cleared tbe last
The points were unusually divided
in the meet and when the relay race,
the last event of the day, started any
one of three or four schools were ln
the running for the big silver "first
place cup" with Faribault and North
field a point or two in the lead. When
these two relay teams were disquali
fied, first place went to Stillwater.
Several good records were made and
the pole vault and half mile record*
went by the board when. Garney of
Faribault shot over the bar at 10 ft.
1? inches and Cummins of Hector
completed the two circuts of the
quarter mile track in tbe splendid!
time of 2 min. 5 and 4 5 sec.
After the meet the visiting high
school boys were royally banqueted*
in the big main hall of the Sayles Hill*
gymnasium and tbe cups and medals,
were awarded to the winners.
New Ulm will enter in tbe Southern
Minnesota High School meet of Man
kato next Saturday and, with hard
work during the week, may hope to
bring home more honors than from
the Carleton Meet.
The fifteen schools entered scored a*
Stillwater, 184 Faribault, 18
Northfield, 17 Howard Lake, 14 Glen
coe, 8 Windom, 7i Hutchinson, 8
Hector, 5 New Ulm, 4 Grand Meadow*
Mankato, St. Peter and Winona, 1
each. Annandale and St. Cloud,
failed to score.
Summary: Broad Jump Nelsonr
Windom, won Withrow, Stillwaterr
second Smith, Northfield, third
Distance, 18 feet 8} Inches.
12-Pound Shotput—Smith, North
field, won Brewster, Howard Like,
second Lokke, Grand Meadow, third
Distance, 39 feet 10 inches.
Half Mile—Cummins, Hector, wont
Mackay, Northfield, second. Dube,
Faribault, third. Time 2:05 4-5.
Discus Craig, Faribault, won:
Massopust, New Ulm, second Burr,.
Northfield, third. Distance, 98 feet ll
100-Yard Dash Withrow, Still
water, won McRoberts, Howard Lake,
second Grausneck, Winona, third.
Time 10 3-" seconds.
440-Yard Dash—Kellar Northfield,
won Gilbert, Glencoe, second
Hutchinson, Faribault, third. Time..
55 3 t"i ssconds.
Pole Vault—Garvey, Faribault, wonr
Hosfield, Faribault, second Fritsehe,.
New Ulm, third. Height, 16 feet
220 Hurdles McRoberts, Howard
Lake, won Garvey, Faribault, second:
Danielson, St. Peter, third. TimeP
28 3-5 seconds.
220-Yard Dash Withrow, Still
water, won: Sivright, Hutcbiesonr
second: Smith, Mankato, third. Timer
24 3-5 seconds.
12-Pound Hammer—Wanous, Glen
coe, won Ferrell, Howard Lake*
second Lee, Northfield, third
Distance, 126 feet 9 inches.
High Jump—Cbalupsny, Hutchinson,
won: Gillen, Stillwater, second: Cham
berlain, Northfield, third. Height, 5
feet 3 3-5 inches.
Relay Northfield and Faribault
winners of beats, disqualified and
points were divided between Stillwater
nd Windom.
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