On March 4, 1896, the newspaper, New York Tribune printed a latter that had been received by Assistant District Attorney Oliver three weeks earlier.
"Kindly call at your convenience and I will explain a few startling conclusions arrived at by the science of astrology as applied to the professor Max Eglau business.
Having studied this science for twelve years and applied it to a number of criminal cases, I have found that it is most reliable for giving information.
Shall be glad to see you at anytime convenient to you.
I remain yours truly, T. Backe
No. 218 West Twenty-second st."
From the Library of Congress historical newspapers: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1896-03-04/ed-1/seq-13/;words=Max+Eglau?date1=1896&rows=20&searchType=basic&state=New+York&date2=1896&proxtext=max+eglau&y=8&x=13&dateFilterType=yearRange&index=4