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VOLUME VI. NO 23.
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J. R, FOSTER,
E N I S
NEW ULM, MINN.
A full set of teeth for ten dollars.
Gas administered by Dr. Berry, and
teeth extracted without pain.
over Kiesling A Keller's
and Fi 8U
r|R. C. BERRT,
PHYSICIAN & BURGEON
Orru AT ag Orrt u*w ^r*nv
'EVt ULM. MlNNLMf
Physician and Surgeon.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Office and residence on German St.
DR. J. W. WKLIJCOME,
Sleepy ye, Minn.
PHYSICIAN ami ^URGEON
Will answer cilia in cty or country
all hours of the d.ty A id night.
OmcE with Di. C. Berry, over
Kieshns, Klle & Co's Store.
Notary Public, Conveyancer,
and agent foi St. Paul
F1RK& MARINE 1NSUUVNCE0O
^onntjhVld. lirownCo.. Mum.
Attorney and Counselor
AT I \W.
Utri*e over Citizen's N.it'l Hank.
NEW ULM MINN
JOS A. ECKSTEIN,
Attorney and Counselor
Titles examined and perfected.
Particular attention given to collec-
pjJTOrfifH over Brown Co. ink
NEW ULM. MIN^.
K eps on hand .i larg nnd well
assorted ^t- ek of millinery, fancy
goods aud zephyr wo d, opposite
the Unioi- Hotel, bvtween -ecord
*md rd North streets
NEW ULM MINN.
JOrH LIND I, RANDALL A HAGBERG
Lind & Randall,
ATT1A.1EY3 AT lA W
PRCriCE IN ALL THE COURTS
OPP. POST OFTICE NEW TLM, SU NN
ADOLPH SE1TER, Prop'r.
his rouse is the most centrally lo
cated house in the citj and
fords good simple R oris.
Anrt send it with nintteen green
xt.impa. ind we will "end one ninple
rat of Mx new Btylc MYRTLE triple
nilver-plated tea pii Contain no
I I hrnw, warrtntel crenmne. equal in ap.
pear nice to $3 tpoone. Gunanteed
A1IT" P^*e, or monev refnnd'd Only
CHAS. BRUST, PROP R.
Cor. HiDD. I First South Streets,
Hew Ulm, Minn.
R8T-CLASS accommodation*. Location con
to basinets and depot Sample roo.nn
bent in the city.
MIL LIN ERY
STrs. Anicr Oding,
NEXT DOOR TO
SOMMEK'S STORE, NEW ULM
Ha* on hand a goed stock of MUlneryUoedacon
tiag in pvrt of Hats, Bonnets, Velvets, Silks
mkBi Fe ttier Fimsr. Hair, Flower". *c
lso t*ern^ for Mainptng ono|munx. Stemy
trg of oil kind. smbroWery Workand Fashion
Mi k^'ft-n turgrton#t urMr
BROWN CK BANK.
C. H. CHADBOURN
wanted goo pay lrcularfAgents fr
AddrfBf* the manufacturer*, SHA WMUT SILVER
PLATKCO. 33 Bromfleld St Boston. Mans.
Cor. Minn, and Centre Stis.
NEW ULM, MINN
Collection! and all business pertaining to banking
promptly attended to.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Minnesota street, next door to C.
NEW ULM MTNN
hM liASKVlENT oi?
The best of Wines, Liqours and
Cigars constantly kept on hand.
Lonis Pelkfl. Proper,
CMS. STDEBt, Prop'r.
A large supply of fresh meats, sau
sage, hams, lard, etc., constantly oi.
hand. All orders from the country
promptly attended to.
CASH PAID FOR HIDES
^tinn. Str Ne Ulm Minn
Hides, Lard, Wool.
Cattle bought and sold in 1 rg or
Small numbers. Contracts solicit d*
MINNESOTA ST. NEW ULM, MINN
undersigned would respectfully inform
th paMic that thty have established meat
market one door iiorlh of the Union Honc Wo
will gparr no pain* or mc.ms to keep onr market
fiipplifil with only the btst Ireol. rtt ts, san-upc
and ev rythingitae usually found in i flret class
imeat market, and our price* will alwa} iomp in
nvorably with thone of our competitor II so de
mrrd, article* parchawd of as 111 be M?nt to the
durrhase 'shouiewithoutextra charge. Th high
et mark i price will alwave he panlfor faf
C. F. HEL^,
Undertaker ind f)e.tlM in
All KINDS O FURNITURE
PiopriKorand Manufactm+i of
The best raunin^ null in -.h^ tn nk^t.
*torf ind Factory on Oentre Street n^ar
the Ctty Mill
NEW UI,M vil\\
NE W MACHIN E SHOP.
'Vntre Street, Oppositt Mueliei &
Scherer's Lumher Yard
Yt\eo. Kobar *t\\, PropY
i am now prepareo to execnti di
o.'erh with dispatch. Uepaiiinji ot
Th 'shers and Reapers a spn( ialt
My nachinery is all new and of the
most improved pattern Ml wolk war
ranted as tepresented. All th'sr ir
want of anything in my line are cordi
ally invited to give me a call.
State Street I etween fouit'
and fifth streets.
Nev TJIm Minn
tt a 3 i* A at.
DPY Goods,notions,Boots & ouooft
WKUl Bill Ho,
Medicines & Farming Implements.
Golden Gate. Minn,
MANl-FACTT. BEB OF& DEALER IN
Boots and Shoes!
Minn, 3d N. str?.. New Ulm, Minn.
A. large assortment of men's and
boys* boots and shoes, and ladies' and
childrena' shoes constantly kept on
hand Custom work -ind repairing
!r mj.tly attended to
"Nigger Mighty Happy."
Hog start a-runnln' when de overseer callln':
Wblpperwlll holler when de Jew-drops fallin'
Duck keep a-quackm' when de hard rain po'ln'
Crows flock togedder when de young corn
Pig- grwine to squeal when de milk-maid churn
Nigger mighty happy when de blackberries
Squ'el go to jumpin' when de scaly-barks com
Bee-martin sail when de honey-bee hummin
Lean horse nicker when de punkin-vine spread
Babbit back his eai when de cabbage-stalk
Rooster fetart a-crowin' when de broad day
Nigger mighty happy when de hoe-cake bakln
Biff fiSh flutter when he doneeotch de cricket
Bullfrog libely when lie empin' in de thicket
Mule git Pl'cker whtu de piantin'-time over
Colt mi htj ga'ly when jou turn him in de
An' it come might} handy to de nigger man
When he soppin* in de gravy wid a big yam
Black snake waitin' while de old hen hatchin'
Sparrei-hawk lookin' while de little chicken
Big owl Jolly when dehtt'e Mrd singin'
'Possum gwme to clam wliarde ripe'Simmons
Nigger mighty happyef he aint wuf a dol
When he tartin* out co'tin, wid a tall stan in
J. A. Macon, in The Century Bric-a-Brae.
A MODEB N CINDERELLA.
Tot that she was so scandalously ill
usea as the poor little heroine of the
fairy tale that has delighted so many
generations in their childhood, but the
circumstances were not dissimilar, as
you will see.
Violet Effingham had lived a very
happy, unfettered life with her widowed
father, the working partner of a pros
perous firm in Birchin Lane, till she was
twelve years old, when Mr. Effingham
took to himself a second wife, partly
with the idea that it would be better
for his motherless girl to have someone
who could better supply her lost pa
rent's place than he, with his time so
busily employed, could do partlyit is
to be fearedthat he was fascinated by
the full-blown charms of the widow
whom he selected for that purpose, and
whose earliest exercise of her delegate
authority was to find out an eligible es
tablishment for young ladies at Wimble
don, to which, despite her tears, Violet
was forthwith sent.
She had been there a little over four
years, tolerably contented with her life,
after all, and always returning cheer
fully enough after her holidays but on
one such occasion she discovered that
her stepmother, had issued invitations
for a fancy dress ball, and actually
wanted to pack her off to school again
three days before the time on that ac
It need hardly be said that to be pres
ent at the ball was Violet's most ardent
wish, and had her father been at home
there is no doubt that a small amount of
coaxing on her part would have assured
the consummation of her desire but
unfortunately Mr. Effingham was ab
sent on business in the South of France,
and, plead as she would, her stepmoth
er was inexorable.
Not indeed that that lady was so re
morseless a tv rant as the grim baroness
of the fairy tale, but like her she was the
mother of two grown up daughters, so
much grown up indeed, that they felt it
was high time they had homes of their
own, and like the wicked step-sisters of
Cinderella thought it would be quite as
well to keep poor Violet in the back
ground as long as possible, at any rate
until they were settled.
Nine illce lacrymce that followed from
Violet's pretty blue eyes as she in vain
protested against her stepmother's de
"I am turned sixteen!" she cried,
"and I was put into long dresses last
month, nnd I am sure that papa would
let me. if he were here, aud I will!"
She frtooil in ti middle of the floor,
with her Huih golden hair falling over
over her eyes, lei cheeks "lowing a mild
pmk, and her whole pcr-onnelle indic
ative of resolve and dctci ruination in
the extreuu'-it ree.
s. E'finorhnm looked at her in des
pair. The two Misses Smythson, Julia
and Ara ella sat as stiff and prim as
two carved marble images. "Violet's
temper" was proverbial in the family,
ami these very proper and precisely be
ha\ ed young women were wont to af
fect the greatest dismay at its vehement
"Violet," said Mrs. Effingham, sol
emnly, "in your dear papa's absence it
is my duty to enforce his precepts, and
carry out his discipline. You are a
great deal too oung to be introduced
into society yet. You are to go back to
it?" said he.
Violet furtively whisked away her
tears, and answered
"Yes." "Is anything the matter?" said Mr.
Carrington. "Can I be of service? Pray
command me, if"
"If you could please take me home!'*
said eager Violet "Very slyly, indeed,
mind!because I've been sent back to
boarding-school before the holidays are
out, just because Julia, and Bella, and
mamma consider me too young to be at
the ball they are going to give."
"This is a serious trouble indeed!"
said Mr. Carrington, laughing.
"Oh, it is. indeed!" sighed Violet.
"I am sixteen, you know, and I should
so like to be a young lady like Julia and
Bella! But, you see," returning to the
subject, "Miss Gardiner is not here to
receive me, and if you would please
take me back in your carriage, I could
creep in by the area-gate, and perhaps
perhaps I shall be at the ball after all
But," her large, dark eyes sud
denly blazing into indignation, "you are
laughing at me!"
"Not laughing at you, Miss Effing-
ham," he hastened to explain, "only
Violet's heart leaped at this first de
licious tribute to her young ladyhood.
She felt a little frightened, though when
Mr. Carrington, having escorted her
back to London by the first train,
brought her in a Hansom to Lowndes
"Leave me at the corner please," said
Violet. "It would never do for mam
ma and the girls to see me in a cab
with you. And Bella would lie so vex-
And so the wild little gipsy stole in at
the area gate, and bribed the cook with
a kiss not to betray her surreptitious
re-entrance into the family circle,'while
Mr. Carrington went home to wonder
what there was so fascinating in Violet
Effingham's round, dimpled face and li
quid, dark eyes.
"A child, indeed!" he said to himself.
"She is a woman, and a dangerously
lovely woman, tooonly she doesn't
know it. Eves like-pools of deep garnet
brown hair all glittering like tangles
of sunshine! Little Violet, if yon could
only see yourself as others see you, you
might be tempted to be vain. I shall
make a point of attending Mrs. Effing
ham's ball, and if she is not there I shall
certainly inquire for her."
The pink satin dress vindicated Mme.
Chausau's me as an artistic dress
maker the blue damask came home to
be tried on and pronounced "perfect,"
on Saturday night and on Monday the
Misses Symthson drossed themselves
with judicious care, and many lavings
with rose-water and continuous appli
cations of pearl-cream and blush-pink.
The drawing-rooms, decorated with
hot-house flowers, and illuminated, not
with vulgar gas, but with the white lus
tre of many wax candles in myriad
branched candelabra, had been person
ally inspected by Mrs. Effingham before
ti\e .vent to make her toilet, and the lit
tle room at the back, where her hus
band ordinarily kept his boots, and ov
ercoats, and pipes, had been transform
ed into a garlanded bower, where faint
lights glowed through shades of Nile
green glass, and the most elegant and
Aesthetic refreshments were arranged in
1 eleissonnee enamelled ware, trays of
repoussee silver, and baskets of Dresden
And, just at the time when Arabella
was saying to her sister, "How do I
look, dear?" and Julia was twisting her
self into the shape of the letter S,tosee
the back of her false puffs and plaitings
in the mirror, little violet was enthus
iastically tossing about the contents of
an old cedar chest in the lumber room,
which contained the long-forgotten
wardrobe of the first Mrs. Effingham.
"Oh!" she cried, "this is beautiful!"
and she unfolded a scented robe of long
China crape, crimped like the shingly
bars of the finest sea-sand and embroid
ered in fantastic figures of scarlet silk.
"I'll wear this!"
I "But it's so odd and old-fashioned,
miss," said Louisa, the maid.
"That is the very charm of it!" pro
nounced Violet "Oh, do make haste,
Louisa, with my hair! Are you sure you
can do it like the plate in the fashion-
cried Violet, in dismay, "my
holidays do not expire until Wednes-
"That is very true," said Mrs. Effing
ham, compressing her thin lips to a
mere slit "consequently, vou can see
how far you have abridged your own
period of recreation by your ungovern
Violet, forgetting all about the sixteen
years and the long dresses, burst into
"Pray, Violet, don't be so silly," said
"One would think," tartly spoke up
Arabella, "that you were a child of ten
years old. Of course, it is all for your
"My own fiddlesticks!" irreverently
into' I upted Violet, as she fled from the
apartment in Hoods of undignified
But numbers are certain to conquer
in the long run and so Violet was pack
ed remorselessly off to boarding-school,
and Mrs. Effingham's two girls return
ed to their consultations with the dress
Julia, a pallid blonde, with cold, wa
tery-blue eyes and colorless flaxen
jyas to wear blue damask, embroidered
around the skirt in palm leaves of seed
Arabella, who had a bloom
herself a brunette,
pink satin wit cloud-like
draperies of black lace while the ma-
herself, no bad exemplification of
s to wear ruby velvet, richly trimmed
w5rK nnintrmlini,* l* unid n. diamond with pointaplique lace an a diamond
cross, which, in the absence of her Iras
band, she had hired from an accommo
dating jeweller for this occasion.
While Violet poor, heart-broken
child!was sent ruthlessly to Wimble
don, where Miss Gardiner, the gover
ness, was telegraphed to meet her.
But Miss Gardiner, as it chanced, did
not receive the message in time, and was
not there and Mr. Herbert Carrington
Violet knew him very well. She had
met him several times at home, and Bel
la Smythson had selected him as the
special target for the arrows of her hazel
eyes, this season.
Mr. Carrington recognised Violet at
"Miss Smvthson's little sister, isn't
1 NEW ULM, MINN., WEDNESDAY, APKIL 4, 1883.
Mrs. Effingham was still arranging
the folds of the point-lace over her
shoulders, when Julia rushed up-stairs.
"Mamma, Bella!" she cried, "who is
the lady downstairs?"
"The lady downstairs!" repeated both
mother and daughter in amazement.
"Receiving Mr. Carrington in our
drawing-room!" cried breathless Julia.
"In the loveliest dead-white dress, bro
caded in scarlet silk, and long, golden
hair, braided with antique Roman
"My dear," said Mrs. Effingham, "you
must De crazy!"
And both she and Arabella hurried
downstairs, just in time to see the beau
tiful young intruder courtesy a gracious
greeting to two of the most aristocratic
and exclusive of the jeunes$e dorce of
the world of fashion.
"Ah!" said Violet, with the utmost
self-possession, "here is mamma now,
and my sisters. Don't move, Mr. Car
rington," she added, in a lower tone,
"I'm quite safe now. Mamma won't
dare to scold me before company."
And Mrs. Effingham and the Misses
Smy thson were forced to digest their
rage and mortification as best they
For Violet outshone them as a real,
crimson hearted rose outshines the mil
liner's false presentiment -as the dia
mond outshines the wretched paste orna
menW-and they knew it but too well.
i But success excuses everything, and
Mrs. Effingham could not but perceive
that the quaint young beauty, in the
antique dress, was emphatically a suc
"Violet," she cried, when she found
an opportunity, "how dared you play
us such a trick*?"
"I did it for fun, mamma," said Vio
let, "and if you scold me, I shall tell Mr.
Carrington. It was be that brought me
back from Wimbleton, and he is my
"I never heard anything so insolent
in my life!"cried Arabella, turning pale
"She ought to be locked up for a week
on bread and water," said Julia, pas
But Violetonly arched her eyebrows
I For the child had bloomed out into a
woman. Violet had discovered her own
talisman of power.
They could none of them ever tyran
nize over her again. She had no more
fears of being sent back to boarding
Bnt Miss Arabella Smythson could
hardly concea||her spite the next day
when Mr. Carrington called and asked
for Violet, nor when bouquets, with
cards attached, kept arriving for Violet
"Mamma," she said, "what istobo
"Nothinff. that I oan see," said Mr*.
Effingham,"drily. "The child can't help
being a beauty, I suppose."
"She will have to go everywhere with
us now," said Julia plaintively.
"I tried rav best to keep her back,"
sighed Mrs. Effiingham "bntshehas pre
cipitated her&elf into society."
And prett\ Violet Effingham reigned
the belle of the season, and in the
Spring Mr. Carrington asked her father
for her hand in. marriage. The honest
man stared in amazement.
"II thought it was Arabella you
fancied!" said he. "I knew she liked
"I am tr much honored," said Mr.
Carrington, without changing a feature
"but I have never aspired to that
"Oh!" said Mr. Effingham. "Well,
suit yourselfsuit ourself!"
And so, before she was quite seven
teen, Violet was married, and Arabella
and Julia had the field all to themselves.
But they were not satisfied, after all.
Some people never are satisfied.
An Incident of Chnibetta's Downfall.
A trifling circumstance rendered the
situation more tense. The Mayor of
Belleville, a Gambettist, got up in the
interest of his party a popular banquet
in the Lime Tree Garden at Menilmon
tant, the most democratic part of his
arrondhsement. The great orator was
there to explain his policy in away to
meet the attacks which the press was
beginning to make. In the invitations,
of which about nine hundred were is
sued, the hour stated was seven o'clock.
This was understood to mean half-past
seven. But the dinner was not served
until after half-past eight. Gambctta
had not come. The landlord insisted
i upon not waiting any longer. Two
lace were kept vacant at the table of
At nine "the guest of the eve
ning" and Spuller entered to fill them.
Whether, habituated at the Palais Bour
bon to the dishes of Trompettc, they
had grown too dainty for the plain cook
ing of Menilmontant, or for what other
reason it does not appear. They had
both dined with a few friends at a res
taurant. They did not at the banquet
even go through the polite comedy of
pretending to eat. No apology was of
either at the time, nor afterw ard
in the press a polite fib, though a
transparent one, would have calmed ir
ritation. Punctuality, it was remarked
sotlo voce, was the politeness of kings,
but the elect of the millions thought
themselves higher than horn sovereigns.
The speech which followed the banquet
was listened to with icy coldness. The
orator went back to the Petit Bourbon
heavy and di^ontented. He had for ten
years given a mighty impulsion in a de
mocratic sense. Ministers had been
made to feel that universal suffrage was
everything, and the executive but its
instrument. As president of the Bud
get Committee he had made them re
alize that power of the purse was vested
in the Chambers, and he had hotly con
tested the position of M. Jules Simon
that the Senate had a right to amend
the budget. He had agitated for revis
ion of the judicial bench, and the de
mocratization of the army. Suddenly
he turned round and attempted to push
back the torrent which he had set flow
ing. Its impetus was too great for him
to withstand, and it has pursued its
course, bearing with it other men less*
A Pointed Tale.
Jack Pringle is a man who never
wasted an opportunity, or puts off for
to-morrow the joke that can be done to
day. Going down street last Wednes
day he was accosted by a little nervous
man who had an impediment in hisagain.
Said the stranger: "C-can you t-tell
me w-where I can g-get s-s-some t-t-tin
"With much pleasure, sir," replied
Jack, who realized the position at once,
and having directed his interlocntor to
the shop of a neighboring ironmonger
by a somewhat circuitous route hurried
off to the spot by a short cut. Now the
ironmonger was having his dinner in a
little back parlor, and rubbing his
hands together in that peculiarly servile
manner that is characteristic in the
"Do y-you s-sell t-tin t-tacks?" said
Jack, assuming a stammer.
"Ob, yes, sir certainly, sir."
"G-g-good lon ones?"
"Yes, sir all sizes, sir."
"W-with s-s-sharp points?"
"Yes, sir, very sharp points."
"W-w-well then, s-s-sit down on 'em
and w-w-wait till I c-call again."
Having "given his order," Jack
thought it prudent to retire at once, as
there were several heavy articles with
in easy access of the proprietor's hands.
The old man had hardly cooled down
and returned to his meal, which had
also cooled down unpleasantly, when
the "real Simon pure entered the shop,
and again the ironmonger came forth,
"washing his hands with invisible soap
in imperceptible water."
"Do y-you s-sell t-t-tin t-tacks?" said
the little man.
Luckily the door was openv so the
customer successfully avoided the seven
oun weight and the two flat-irons
FO THEIR AMUSEMENT.
Edward Cogswell in a recent number
it Our Continent thus relates an inci
dent of a gallant officer, now dead, Gen.
T. W. Sherman:
Tt General was a disciplinarian of
the strictest, and a martinet withal, of
whom his personal staff, as well as the
rest of his subordinates, stood in whole
some awe. His division was in winter
quarters near one of the larger South
ern seacoast towns, captured and occu
pied early in the war, and with it was a
regular battery of light artillery, which
the general, being an artillery officer by
training and choice, used personally to
i drill once or twice a week, just to keep
his hand in as it were. A superb bat
tery it was, with perfect appointments
bronze guns shining like gold, fine
horses and a full complement of men
trained in the strict school of the "old
Now, in the outskirts of thetownwas
a large mansion, with a fine lawn, as
Southern lawns go, in front of it, whose
then inhabitants were three young and
charming ladies, and one or two elderly
chaperoncs, whose husbands, brothers
and cousins were all with Lee in Vir
ginia, but who, either because they
could not see so many handsome young
fellows in blue uniforms and abstain
i from conquests, or because they thought
it good policy to be on friendly terms
I with the authorities, did not treat Yan
I kee admirers with the utter contempt
I and scorn commonly maintained by the
Southern belle. That they were rebels
at heart goes without saying, but a se
lect circle of officers, including certain
of the General's staff, was welcomed on
many a pleasant evening to their wide
On one of these occasion* the talk
turned on light artillery, and the ladies
expressed a wish that the General would
mail himself sometime of their special
and peculiar lawn to drill his battery.
T'ie two staff officer* present promis
ed to see if th\v could procure the Gen
eral's consent, and laid their plans ac
cordingly on their way back to quarters.
Next morning at "the headquarters'
mes* one of them remarked casually:
"We were at Mrs. Dorroughbie's
last oenwg. General, and found the
ladies very agreeable
"H'm' damned rebels, every one of
'em, 111 be bound," was the loyal ans
"Well, that may be but they are very
agreeable girls for all that"
"More fools you!"
"Do you know, General," said the
Adjutant, "they are in mortal terror
lest G'iplain Aims should tak** a notion
to drill his battery on their lawn. They
are afraid he would cut it up with his
"H'm! Ser\e'em right, too!"
"I might give the Captain a hint not
to go there if \ou say so, General."
"Nev/ mind I II attend to it."
Not another word did the General sa
during breakfast, but immediately a:
terwaul he called his orderly, who en
tered, snluted, and stood in that grace
ful pose known as "attention."
"Give my compliment.1*
Aims," said Sherman, "and tell him
that I will drill his battery this after
noon at half-past two Tell him to have
plenty of cartridges, as I shall do some
So far so good, thought the Adjutant
At a quarter past two the General
mounted his horse and rode down to the
battery camp, accompanied by the two
The battery was all ready, looking its
best, and at half-past two "precisely the
bugle sounded forward, and the pieces
wheeled into column.
"Head of column right. Captain!"
said the General.
That settled it. for the usual drill
ground was in the other direction, and
the Adjutant and Aide dently exchang
ed a triumphant wirk
Such a drill as th.tt battery was put
through on the Doiroughbie's lawn
that aftt noon1
They tired by sections
and in "letion ft out
T' They advanced
tmng. they unlimbered
and limit red up thr\ wheeled and
doubled nn i e\ nr tUe in the
tactics, until horses were in a lather,
and some hundreds of dollars' worth of
Uncle Sam's powder had been expend
ed in smoke.
And all through it the Dorroughbie
ladies sat in the mild winter sunshine
on their verandah, apparently enjoy ing
the show much to the General's bewild
During the pause for rest, the ladies
urged the Adjutant, who had ridden up
to pay his respects, to bring up the
General and introduce him but the old
fellow was not to be caught, and when
the drill was dismissed rode away, re
"That will do for once, I reckon,"
and so went back to his quarters.
At supper-time an old negro servant
presented himself with a beautiful bou
qiut of early roses for the General,
hereto was attached a dainty note, ex
pressing the gratitude of the Dorrough
bie ladies for the entertainment that had
been afforded them, and begging him to
accept the roses in token of acknowl
The General never "let on" that he
saw through the ruse. A keen light
ning-like glance at his Adjutant and
Aide was all he vouchsafed, but the bat
tery was never drilled on that lawn
Poor man! A year later I saw him
carried to the rear on a stretcher with
his leg shattered bv a rifle-ball, and he
never was able to drill his beloved bat
He was a faithful and accomplished
officer, and did good administrative ser
vice even after amputation left him
crippled for life, and with his martial
spirit broken by the pain which he
never ceased to suffer.
It is all over now, thank Heaven! the
excitement, the weariness, the hard
ships. Only the wounds remain, and
these, be they of heart or body, death
alone can cure. The mounted troopers
ride forward, each waving a white
handkerchief, the rattle of "rifles dies
awayPeace has come!
A good story is told of Capt W. G.
Nichols, of Searsport, Me., while a
prisoner on board the Confederate
cniiser Shenandoah. After burning the
Delphine, the Confederate steamer was
headed for Melbourne and soon sighted
a bark to which she gave chase, and
after a long nin came up, only to learn
that it was a British vessel and that the
coal burned in the chase had been wast
ed. Two or three days after, upon
coming on deck one morning. Captain
Nichols found the steamer off ner course
and running for another vessel just visi
ble in the dim distance. Picking up the
telescope lying on the after house, Capt
Nichols, after a long, careful look, be
came satisfied the sail in sight was the
ship David Brown, of which nis brother
in-law, Capt. Phineas Pendleton, Jr.,
was in commtnd, and of which he own
ed a part. Not desiring to have any of
his relatives meet him in such company,
and not wishing to see any more of his
property burned by the Confederates,
Capt. Nichols put down the glass and
burst into a hearty laugh. Capt Wad
dell, who was near bv. asked: "What
are you laughing at. Captain?" "Oh,
no'hing," said Cant Nichols laughing
again. "I believe, said Capt. Weddelf,
"you've made out that vessel to be the
Englishman we overhauled the other
day." "Well," said Capt. Nichols,"have
ityour own way.Captain, I'm only a pas
senger, you know." Capt. Wadaell,
satisfied that his surmise was correct
ordered the steamer put up on her
course again, allowing the David Brown
to go onTier way, with Capt Pendleton
all unconscious that he had been within
a few miles of a rebel steamer carrying
his sister, her husband and his little
nephew to afar foreign port, and that
bv the coolness and quick wit of his
brother-in-law he had been prevented
from losing his ship and making one of
their party. After getting asnore at
Melbourne, Capt Nichols told the story.
"Then." said CaptWaddell, "you must
have lied to me." "No, no, I didn't,"
said Capt. Nichols, "for, don't you re
member I said to you, 'Have it your
own way. Captain, I'm only a passen
or.' And CaptWaddell did remem
it. and could but own that he was
A new opera house is to be built in
Rochester, N.Y. About half of the nec
essary capital is alreadv subscribed. It
will be 110 feet long and 72 feet on one
side and 84 on the other. The plans
have been prepared by Oscar Cobb, of
Chicago, who has supervised the COM
atructioa of over 100 theatres.
A*ngioa in the Bends.
A correspondent of the New York
Evening Post writingfrom Chicot, Ark.,
on the religion of the Southern negro,
say the exegesis of the Scriptures by
some of thffse black pastors will be new
to the most advanced theologians. A
sermon, for instance, of much local
celebrity among the dusky race here is
reached by one of their elders on "de
a pawin' in de valley "and opens
somewhat as follows: "Dis horse of
theSeiiptur," breddering, I fignrate to
be the oster (ostrich). Dis oster laid
five eggs in the desert, cnbbered dem in
de san' for the sun of glorv to hatch out
den went off to hide'hind a stone.
Dese e^cr, breddering, was de seeds of
de church, least I ligurate dey was.
But five Arabs who were the persecuters
of de church, wanted to smash dem egg.
So dey try to seek dem ont, and drove
the poor oster ten mile thro' de valley
of Jchosaphat. Dey corner dat poor
oster at de head of de vallev, and think
they hab him suah, but suddenly de os
ter rose high in de mid air and laugh
dose wicked Arabs to scorn. De egg
dey den hatch out, and so, breddering,
came de seeds of de church to bear
fruit The description by the pastor of
the "oster's" chase thro' the valley
the preacher all the while flapping "his
arms rooster fashionwas an immense
sensation in its v.
There is one sau side to negro reli
gion as manifested in the Bends. The
universal testimony of the planters is
that it demoralizes'the negro far more
than it leads him into the path of virtue.
Some morality is preached, but the bulk
of the sermonizing consists of distorted
imagery, exciting for the moment, but
more hurtful than healthful to ignorant
minds: while the church is too often
used as a cloak for most abominable
liecntiouness A preacher here, as a
rule is a poor worker in the field, as
well as a very doubtful moralist
A Juatioe Who Didn't Know.
Miss Isherwood who was assaulted
and robbed recently in the railroad tun
nel in New York, identified the robber
in tho police court. The following
rather amusing colloquy took place be
tween the youn lady and the Justice:
"You carried your pocketbook in
your hand?" asked Justice Duffy.
"Yes, sir," replied the complainant,
"and I only released it when thrown
down by this man and forced to do so."
"I wish to say right here," said the
Justice, "that ladies offer inducements
to thieves by carrying their purses so
openly They ought to put them in
their Inside pockets."
"Ladies don't have inside pockets,"
said Miss Isherwood in a surprised
"Oh, don't they? I didn't know,"
said the Justice, who is a bachelor.
FORESTS AND FLOODS.
The Destruction of the Formerthe Gauss of
Many persons assume that a great
flood contradicts the theory that cutting
away forests causes exceptionally low
water in the denuded country.
The truth te, the destruction of the
woods means water com ses to run ex
traordinarily low and high, according to
In 1881 we had the lowest water ever
known in the Ohio, and to-day we have
the highest water ever known. These
extremes equally illustrate the theory
we urge upon the attention of the peo
The reasons are perfectly distinct,
a mass of mountains on the Allegheny,
Monongahela or Kanawha. Let us sup
pose them clothed with trees from foot
to crown, and with underbrush and
mosses, with beds of half-decayed leaves,
resting upon soil that represents depos
its of leaves and vegetable growth for
thousands of years. Each mountain is
an enormous sponge. The rain may fall
for days, and the greater part is ab
sorbed, saturating the soil, the grass,
the leaves, lingering in the bushes and
the trees. The half-decayed logs will
hold barrels of water, and for weeks
after a heavy rain the moisture is tricl
ling away in thousands of flush springs.
Cut away the treesthe underbrush
perishes, the moss is dried up, the soil
washed away and the rocks are exposed.
The rains descend, and the mountains
shed the water like the roofs of houses.
All that falls makes its way into the tor
rents at once.
Take a thousand mountains at the
head-waters of the Ohio and reduce
them to barrenness, and it follows that
the river is lower in dry weather and
higher in wet weather, and more and
more subject to extremes of high and
Disastrous as the flood is to-day
unprecedented as it isintelligent peo
ple must be aware that very slight
changes in the atmospheric phenomena
of the last fortnight would have given
us a still more formidable river. The
rise that is so wonderful comes from
three rainstorms extending over a
weekand the sudden frost after the
second rain prevented the advance of
the waters from being much more rapid
than it has been.
Europe is suffering more from floods
than in former generations. They are
the clearly traced results of the destruc
tion of forests, and made more destruc
tive by a system of levees that are
equally false and futile. The experience
of Hungary and Northern Italy is es
The preservation of mountains from
destruction that is, from becoming ut
terly barrena desolation of rocksis
a duty that public safety demands.
The greater part of Switzerland
would have been uninhabitable long ago
if it had not been for the systematic cul
tivation and preservation of forests.
There are many mountain sides in
Switzerland that are wonderfully sup
ported by trees and shrubbery, cared for
with a full appreciation of their im
The wasteful, reckless cutting of trees,
and carelessness, or worse, in burning
away wood lands, must stop, for it is a
public mischief. Forest culture in the
mountains is needed and the whole
trouble is not in the higher lands. The
hillsides must be cared for, as well.
There is away of plowing them that is
conservativeand when there is a ten
dency to wash they should be supported
by grasses. Here the rotation of crops
comes in, the preservation of brooks by
the cultivation of willows, the restora
tion of land that is growing ragged
under the rains by the native forest
trees, or, if the case is bad, trees of
quick growth. A magnificent forest of
black locust can be raised from the
sprouts in from fifteen to twenty years.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
I don't rekollect doing ennything
that I was justi a little ashamed ov but
what somebody remembered it, that
while, to pat me in
mind of it.-Josh Bitting*,
WHOLE NUMBER 390
An Indian Winter Game.
The boys ot the United States and
Canada are indebted to the Indians for
a number of their most interesting
sports. But while manv of their games
are well known, the Indians still have
others peculiar to themselves, and with
which even their near neighbors are but
slightly acquainted. Throwing the snow
snake is one of the latter.
The "snow-snake," or ka-whant as it
is called in the Onondaga dialect, is
made on the principle of the sleigh
runner, and consists of long hickory
pole or stick, with a slight upward
curve and point at one end, while the
other is provided with a small notch.
The under side is made flat and smooth,
so as to slip easily over the snow or ice,
upon which, when skillfully thrown, it
will slide for along distance. To make
it glide still more easily, the under sur
face is waxed and rubbed with a piece
of cloth until beautifully smooth and
polished. The pointed end is furnished
with a tip of lead or solder, sometime*
of a fancy design.
The length and weight of the snow
snake varies in proportion to tho
strength of the person for whose use it
is intended. Those made for young
boys are not more than four or five feet
long, while for larger boys and young
men they range from six to eight feet in
length. They are made somewhat
tapering, being largest near the curved
end, where they are usually about an
inch or an inch and a quarter in width
while they diminish gradually until, at
the notched end, the width is not more
than five-eighths or three-quarters of an
inch. In throwing, the ka-whant is held
at the smaller end by the thumb and
first and second fingers.
At the Indian Reservation in Onon
daga County, New York, where the
winters are long and usually severe, the
snow-snake is a great favorite, and a
continuous source of amusement. As
soon as the jingle of the bells is heard
along the frozen highway, and the run
ners of the heavy "bobs" and wood
sleighs have furrowed the roads with
deep, polished grooves, the Indian boys
are out, following the sleigh-tracks in
small parties, throwing the ka-whant in
the deep ruts, which it follows through
every curve, skipping over the lumps of
ice and other inequalities, more lite a
living creature than a plain hickory
stick, and suggesting at once the very
appropriate name of the "snow-snake."
Although the beaten road-way is usually
preferred, the snow-snake may be
thrown in almost any situation where
the snow is firm.
The game, as generally played, is
merely a trial of skill between the play
ers. A line being drawn to mark the
starting-point, the players step back a
few paces. Each grasps his snow-snake,
runs forward in his turn to the mark,
and, with a vigorous sweep of his arm,
sends it sliding and dancing over the
snow with the swiftness of an arrow.
Each snow-snake bears its owner's
mark (an arrow, cross, or star), so that
he readily recognizes it, and he whose
missile is farthest in advance is declared
the winner, In this way a regular
champion is chosen. The distance that
these contrivances are thrown is almost
incredible, skillful players sometimes
making casts of nearly a quarter of a
Should any of the readers of St. Nich
olas attempt this game, they must not
be surprised or discouraged if, at the
first few trials, their snow-snakes stick
their heads through the crust and dis
appear in the powdery snow beneath,
instead of sliding along the surface in
the proper way. By digging along for
a distance of from twenty to fifty !fet,
the sticks may usually be recovered,
while the slight difficulties of the art can
soon be overcome by a little practice
and experience.De Cost Smith, tn St.
Nicholas for March.
Although three or four crystals of the
genuine precious topaz, remarkable for
size ana clearness, have been found
near ke's Peak, Mr. R. T. Cross
asserts that the stone which is cut in
Colorado and sold as topaz to tourists,
is not topaz at all, but simply smoky
quartz, or the cairngorm stone of Scot
A Doer's Revenge.
A large Newfoundland and a Gordon
setter have for the last week occupied
quarters next to each other, on account
of their non-combative dispositions.
Half a dozen yards away is the tem
porary home of a two-year-old collie,
who has the privilege of wandering
about the yard without restraint On
Friday last he took the liberty of poking
his nose into the feeding-pan of the
Newfoundland, a liberty that was re
sented by a sound thrashing. The collie
seems, as subsequent circumstances
proved, to have determined upon a plan
of revenge from that moment
He went into his kennel and remain
ed there the best part of the afternoon.
Towards evening he came out, and go
ing to a corner where there is a pile of
loose bricks, he seized one with hif
teeth, carried it cautiously over to the
Newfoundland's box, and succeeded in
dropping it in frontof the opening with
out being detected. After nightfall,
when the big dog had curled himself
inside to go to sleep, the little collie
continued his work.
He had carried no less than sixty of
the bricks and deposited them in front
of his enemy's house before he was dis
covered by the proprietor of the estab
lishment who had occasion to go into
the yard for water. The animal's
actions were watched for nearly twenty
minutes before he was disturbed. He
dropped as many bricks inside the
kennel as the space between the opening
and the occupant would admit of, and
piled the rest up outside. Then he
stationed himself in front and barked
with all his might. The Newfoundland
responded to the challenge with a deep
growl and made and effort to come out,
but the bricks prevented him, while the
collie jumped about an gave vent to
his delight in shrill yelps.PhiUtdtlpkim
Dogs With Handles.
A Cincinnati milliner, who had just
returned from Paris, was asked what
was the strangest fashionable novelty
that she had seen. "A dog with a nat
ural handle," she replied? "The Pa
risian ladies are wild on dogs fornets.
The brute is led by a string, and grabbed
up at each crossing to be earned over
the pavement. When shaggy dogs were
in vogue the habit was to pick them op
by. the hair and they were trained not to
yelp. Pugs as smooth as new-born pigs
are now the favorites, and of coarse
tbey have no hair to be lifted by. Bnt
a clever surgeon cut the end from a IK*
tie dog's tail, made an incision in the
middle of his back, stuck in the tail tip,
let it heal fast, and there was as handy
a handle as could be wished for."
Tho Knoxville (Tenn.) Chronicle pro
poses "to help make the pistol a dis
grace to the man who carries it"