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Runaway Result
May Be Serious
Whole Family is Spilled Out
and Generally Shaken Up.
When Dr. Otto J. Siefert accom
panied by bis wife was making a pro
fessional call in the Town of Cotton
wood Saturday afternoon about 5:30
and had reached the first slope of the
Koch hill back of the College he ran
across the wreckage of a runaway
which had happened just a short time
iefore his arrival upon the scene.
Five of the members of the Iver 0,
Bryggen family of the Town of Lake
Hanska were injured in the mishap
sufficiently to require medical atten
tion, only one of the party escaping
injury, a young man who was with
them, but whose name at this writ
ing is unknown.
From the story as told by Bryggen
himself, the accident must have hap
pened about five o'clock. While he
was driving down the hill something
on the neck yoke broke and the hors
es became scared and started on a
mad career down the hill. The first
to be thrown from the buggy was Mr.
Brygren himself and the rest of the
occupants were hurled out when the
buggy was overturned at the first
curve. The horses got clear of the
buggy and kept on but were finally
captured near Aiwin's bridge by the
uninjured man. They were hot hurt
but their liarnesses were literally
torn to pieces.
As soon as Dr. Siefert appeared
on the scene he stopped the auto and
ministered to the injured. Mrs. Sie
fert, who is a professional nurse, was
able to be of great assistance to him.
A young girl about ten years -old was
the most seriously injured of all. She
was taken to Loretto' hospital first
and made as comfortable as possible
and then Dr. Siefert returned and
brought the others to the hospital
making two more trips between the
place of the accident and the hos
pital. It was found upon careful ex
amination that Bertha Bryggen had
a fracture of the right thigh direct
ly below the hip and there was a par
tial dislocation of the bone. She al
so suffered internal injuries in the
chest and her face and head were
more or less injured.
Another of the girls had dislocated
her left thumb and was quite badly
bruised on the forehead. The third
girl's right hand was lacerated to
such an extent that it required four
stitches to sew up the wound. Mr.
Bryggen's house-keeper had a bad
cut on the forehead, which required
several stitches. She had also abra
sions of the skin of her face, as did
all the other members of the party.
Bryggen himself had both of his
hands severely cut and suffered a
painful laceration of the right leg.
After the wounds had all been
dressed, the injured were all taken
home by William H. Gieseke in his
auto with the exception of Bertha
who will be laid up at the hospital
for some time and Mr. Bryggen, who,
on account of the serious injuries
sustained by his daughter, concluded
to stay in town over night. He left
for his home the next morriing. The
Bryggens live about twelve miles
from here and only,a few miles from
Hanska. Mr. Gieseke experienced
some trouble in finding the place, be
cause his passengers were so bewil
dered that they were unable to tell
him where they lived and rather sug
gested to him several times that he
turn around and bring them back to
New Ulm. But he got them safely
home and on his way back he met
the young man who had been in the
runaway near Clear Lake taking
home the runaway horses.
Altho it is not definitely known
just what caused the accident, this
much is certain, if Bryggen had not
been under the influence of liquor,
the accident might have been pre
rogram For First Park Concer
Sunday Evening, Tune Sth.
1. March "Little Traveler "..........
F. Jewell
2. Overture "Stradella" Plotow
3. "Mr. Thomas Cat"....M. H. Hall
i. "Yankee Patriot"...J. M. Missud
5- Waltz "On the Beautiful Rhine'
University Week
launched Monday
Hall with an able
Raymond Phelao.
6. March "The Director General"
F. Jewell
7. March "Semper Fidelis".. Sousa
8. Overture "The Pour Ages of
Man" Lachner
9. Waltz "Blue Danube"
John Strauss
10. "Every Little Movement"
K. Hoschns
11. Scotch Wedding March"
W. Chri9teru
12. March "Naval Brigade M. V. M."
Star Spangle Banner.
was auspiciously
noon at Turner
address by Dr.
It might be em-
phasized at the beginning that to
make the week's program successful
it will be necessary for the people to
be prompt and punctual, because a
delay of a few minutes only will inter
fere with a proper carrying out of the
day's work as scheduled. Mr. Phelan
is a man of prepossessing appearance,
affable and congenial and thoroly
conversant with the subject he deals
with. Fully 80 of our citizens were
present for the opening gun of Univer
sity Week and most of tbem had the
pleasure of meeting the speaker before
they repaired to the Dutch Room to
partake of the palatable luncheon pre
pared by. the Ladies of the New Ulm
"Business and Health" was tbe
subject of Dr. Phelan's discourse and
he was attentively listened to by all
who were present. In part he spoke
as follows:
"The 20th century is pressing upoD
the business world a lesson that is new
to many. This is the lesson of the
economy, tbe morality and tha justice
of health for the worker. In addition
to the estimated 3 millions who are
sick every day in this country many
millions more put less into life
because, being not entirely well, they
are not 100 percent efficient."
The speaker spoke of weakness at
birth and evil economic conditions in
cluding lack of physical training, im
proper or adulterated food,'lack of
proper medical, surgical and dental
care, faulty hygiene in home, school,
street and public conveyances as con
tributing to national ill-health. He
also emphasized tbe health need of
fitting the worker properly into the
occupation for which he is best quali-
,.,«-?.-.l: »fty wW.^fWW**-
tied physically and mentally.
Excessive hours of work, too much
standing or bending, poor atmospheric
conditions, too little light or too
much, too much cold, too much
moisture especially where accom
panied bv excessive heat were dwelt
upon as constituting industrial
dangers to the health and efficiency of
the worker.
"The employe" said Dr. Phelan,
"and the worker both have a selfish as
well as a human, neighborly and
social interest in health and general
well being for all human beings, for
ill health means inefficiency, bad
habits mean inefficiency. The employer
has a direct interest in what bis
workers eat and drink, in bow clean
they are, in how much they sleep and
even in what they think.
"Illness or unhappiness in
worker's family is also of business
importance to the employer, because
it means loss of sleep, improperly
prepared food for the worker and con-
A Cordial Invitation Is Extended To All Our Out-of-Town Subscribers To Attencf The University Week
sequently a lesser tfflciency."
Trie speaker also ttfok up various
occupational diseases, pointing out
the fact that distinct recognition of
such diseases dates back to 1670 but
in our rush for profits they have been
neglected. Tbe treatment of lead
poisoning in Germany, England and
France was in particular dwelt upon.
As a modern business sanitary pro
gram he gave tbe following:
1 Care in tbe selection of workers
and medical inspection of stores and
sbops just as we have such inspection
of schools.
2 Careful scientific regulation of
3 Good habits in tbe worker.
4 Good living conditions for him.
5 Carefully arranged working con
Fire escapes and fire prevention
were aho emphasized, slso proper
air spaces, ventilation and accurate
adjustment of beat and moisture.
Entertainments. The afternoon lectures and music are absolutely free\ Those given in the evening cost but 25 cents each or a season
ticket for six evenings can be obtained for $1.00. Any information you may want will be cheerfully furnished by the Review Office.,
Our telephone number is 101. 'Call us up or come in and ask if there is anything concerning the program you wish to know.
If you are a good booater for YOUR TOWN
you have heard all the lectures so far given
in the University Week Course.
If you are a real booster for,Y0UR*T0WN
you have told your neighbors ^what good
things you heard at those lectures.
Tbe necessity and advantages of
If you mean to boost YOUR TOWN to"
good effect you will drop this paper^ iand go
to the phone to call up some friend to urge
him or her to attend today's lectures.
If you want others to boost for YOUR*
TOWN you should go over your list of ac
quaintances who live somewhere in the vi
cinity of New Ulm and then get word to them
quick what good things we have here for
them this week. Invite them to make you a
visit and go with you to the lecture tomor
row or next day or Saturday. Get them in
terested. YOUR TO WN needs them.
If you want to Co-operate with the rest
of the boosters in Y01$R TOWN boost for
those *phose work has made University Week
possible patronize the merchants who have
ads in the booster edition of the "Review"
tell your friends and relatives what a live
paper the "Review" is and order a special
copy mailed to some out of town friend. A
boost for the"Review"is a boost for New Ulm,
for the "Review" will always work for the
advancement and betterment of "Your
Town" and its citizens.
Where University Week Lectures Are B2ing Held. Everybody Is Urged To Corue
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emergency hospitals in large sbops
and stores were also touched upon.
"Health for tbe workers is pro
claimed by tbe progressive employer
for" two reasons: Labor is very im
portant, often the most important
factor in industry. It pays, therefore,
as Germany teaches us, to put brains,
energy and money into conserving
and improving the human factor in
business. Health for the worker is
good business for the emoloyer. Tbe
second reason is that business should
aim to make not only steel rails, tail
buildings and so forth, but also men
and women who will be safe and
valuable citizens."
In tbe afternoon the same lecturer
spoke on "Civic Welfare" and "What
the Old World can teach the New."
His afternoon lecture showed that tbe
speaker was very much at home with
the subject he was treating. In re
ferring to the different things tbe old
European countries were doing for
their workers, he stated that he did
not approve of all tbem nor believe
that all were practicable and feasible
in this country. He advocated clubs
for working men as they have them in
Hamburg, which in his opinion have
a tendency to reduce the evils of ex
cessive drinking. He mentioned some
of the cities that were managing in
dustrial enterprises so successfully
that it bad become unnecessary to
levy any direct taxes, because the
profits made were more than sufficient
to maintain tbe municipal govern
ments. The city of Ulm in Wuertem
berg be pictured as very progressive
In the matter of supplying homes for
the working men. Instead of disposing
of their lands as they no in this
country, this municipality is actually
buying all tbe land in the outskirts of
the city and erecting thereon sanitary
dwelling houses for the workers,
which they will eventually own by
paying a stipulated monthly rental.
He showed slides to illustrate this
part of the lecture.
The speaker who preceded him was
Prof. John C. Hutchinson, who is an
authority on the early Greek civiliza
tion. His was an illustrated lecture.
Tbe speaker showed by pictures the
architecture of the Greeks as it existed
more than 5000 years before the Chris
tian' era, proving conclusively that
the early Greeks had fully as good a
conception of building as we have at
the present time and that their methods
of sanitation were as effective as the
methods now in vogue. He also threw
on the screen illustrations of the pro
ducts of their skill in tbe manufacture
of utensils of clay, glass, copper and
other metals. He said that all these
evidences of a high civilization had
been wiped off the face of the earth
and for one reason only, that the
early Greeks had overlooked one
principle and that is to love one's
neighbor as oneself. He left the
warning that unless we profit by tbe
experience of tbe peoples that have
gone ahead of us, ultimately we and
all tbe monuments that we have erect
ed to show the height of the civiliza
tion that we have reached will crumble
and disappear as have theirs.
Following Dr. Phalen's last talk
Mrs. Eleanor Poehler gave a delight
ful series of children's songs and
stories which delighted her grown op
listeners qu'te as much as they did
the bouse full of wee ones. Mrs.
Poehler has a beautiful voice both for
singing and speaking and her manner
is so charming and unaffected that
her audiences feel at one with her
immediately. In her afternoon work
Mrs. Poehler exemplified the art of
soug and story as a means of edu
cating the child and showed how dull,
routine may be changed to a happy
exercise for children, developing the
mind and body by arousing the
(Continued en back page)
Marron Proven
To Be Insane
District Court Ends Term
Without Completing Work.) $
After having been in session for*
eleven days, court adjourned Saturday
at noon, having disposed of four civil
actions and one criminal proceeding.
Not one of the court cases noticed
for this term was tried. Besides
that, two of the jury eases had to go
over because the court did not have
time to continue this term over the
week, as the Lyon county term was
scheduled to convene yesterday.
The case of Ella M. Hutchings,
administratix of the estate of Chas.
Hutchings, deceased, against the
Sleepy Eye Telephone Co., which was
on trial at the time we went to press
last week, was concluded Thursday
morning shortly before ten o'clock.
In this case the paintiff brought
suit to recover damages in the sunt
of. $7500.00 for tha death of her hus
band, who came to his death while
working, by taking hold of a tele
phone wire which was charged with
electricity. He was at that time in
the employ of th« defendant and it
was claimed that his death was due
to the negligence of the Telephone
Co. When the plaintiff rested, the
defendant made a motion to dismiss
the action, but this motion was de
nied by Judge Pfau, who sat in the
case, Judge Olsen being disqualified!
as a stockholder of -the telephone
company. After deliberating until
two o'clock the jury agreed and re
turned their verdict into court, find
ing in favor of the plaintiff and as
sessing her damages in the sum of
$1800.00. As this verdict is so small
compared with the amount sued for,
it is hardly probable that an appeal
will be taken.
The next case on the docket for
trial was that of Susie Beckius
against Henry Beckius. When the
case was called, the plaintiff's attor
ney informed the court that he was
not ready to go to trial and for that
reason the action was dismissed.
This was a slander suit brought by
Susie Beckius against her own fa
ther. The chances are that this will
dispose of the case and that it will
not be revived- The County Attor
ney then moved the criminal calen
dar and the trial of George Marron
of Springfield, accused by the grand
jury of arson in the first degree was
proceeded with. The defense was in
sanity. The trail of this action con
sumed only about four hours and the
case was given to the jury at four
o'clock Thursday afternoon". They
had the choice of three verdicts,
"guilty," "not guilty and "not guilty
on the ground that at the time of
the alleged offense the defendant was
insane, and that he had homicidal
tendencies." After deliberating less
than ten minutes, the jury brought
in their verdict finding that the de
fendant was insane at the time of
the commission of the offense and
that he then had homicidal tenden
cies. Saturday shortly before noon,
Judge Olsen sentenced Marron to the
criminal ward for the insane at St.
All that was done Thursday after
noon was to impanel a jury in the
last civil case to be tried, that of
Albert W. Schmid against Frederick
Thompson. On account of Decoration
Day, the court took a recess until
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, dis
charging all jurors on the regular
panel not drawn as jurors on this
case, in which the plaintiff sought to
recover damages in the sum of $2000
for injuries received by his daugh
ter caused thru the negligence of
the defendant. The little girl was
injured in Anderson's livery barn at
Springfield while Thompson was
manipulating a large hay loading
fork. Her hand was severly injured
and as a result of the injury her
right thumb is stiff and will remain
so. By 11 o'clock Saturday morning
the case went to the jury and before
the noon hour they returned into
court with a verdict in favor of the
plaintiff, fixing the amount of dam
age at the sum of $250.00.
While Judge Olsen was trying the
Marron case with a jury on'Thurs-*
day in the court room, another action
was being tried before Judge A. R.
Pfau in the Judge's chambers. This
was probably the first time in the
history of the county that two dis
trict judges were holding court at
the same time. The case tried be
fore Judge Pfau was that of Ed
ward F. Berkner against William
Schmidt, Dudley D'Evelyn and Mar
tin Sherman. In reality there are
three cases, one against each of the
defendants, but they were tried to
gether, because the same questions
are involved in each case. At
previous trial, the court found in
favor of the defendants and upon an
appeal to the supreme court, there
was a reversal and therefore this
new trial. After the evidence was
all in, Judge Pfau took the case
under advisement and the decision
will be filed later.

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