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In connection with the paper, we have a splen
did issortment of jobbing iterial, nnd we aro
prepaied to execute all kinds of piinting in a style
unsurpassed ind it moderate rites
J. R. FOSTER,
NEW ULM, MINN
A. full set of teeth foi ten dollais.
Gasadmim&teied by Di Beny, .mil
teeth exti acted without pain.
Ollicp ovoi Kieslmg &
Oftlpc, toner Miuu and Ftn 2sU
E LLM MIVVLSOIA
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
OtTKl AT TUB ClTT IJH'HI JSTOKB
SILW Ul M, MINN EM IA
DR. B. CARL,
Physician and Surgeon.
Ticats all Diseases of Domestic
Office at CIIAS.llossKOPF-8livery bain
NEW ULM, MINN.
J. J. RA\,
Ma ry Public, Conveyancer,
and ageht foi St. Paul
HUE & MARINE INSURANCE CO
St lu'ijll, UiownCo., Miun.
JOS. A. ECKSTEIN]
Attorney and Counselor
Titles examined and perfected.
PattieuUi attention given to collec
jp^"Omco over Biown Co Bank
NEW ULM. MINN".
JOHN LIND Ii HAND \LL A HAGB^nCi
Lind & Randall,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
PRACTICE IN AI THE COURT?
NEW ULM, MTNN.
Miss T- Westphsl,
Keeps on hind a lai?rf and well
assoited *toc of millinpry, fine}
goo hand yephyi fto.il, opposite
tho Union Hotel, between erond
and Thud Noith streets.
N EW ULM MINN
?urs. Anton Olding,
VhXT noou TO
soUMKHMSTOKfiJ, NEW UIM
II i*- on hind i o()l stock ol Millnei Ooods con
sstnu in put ot 11 it, Bonnets, VcUets, Si'Ls
Itililion* I itliei limn Hm Vlouois fcr
Abo i teinsfoi st imping mojcgrnm"* htiinp
in^ of nllkind nil i !nlroidei Woik find Fashion
able dicHsmaUinK done to orde
CHAS. BRUST, PROP'R.
Cor. Minn. & First South Streets
New Vim, Minn.'
CLASS accommodations. Locution con
vcment to business and depot Sample rooms
best In the city.
For FLORISTS and
Dutch' Bulbs, Japan-
Bulbs, French Bulbs,
American Bulbs. Also
and Window Oardena,
VOLUME VI. NO 42.
Hi ce and residence on German St.
DR J. W. WELiLCOME,
FIIYSICIAN and SURGEON
Will answer calls in city or countiy
all houis of the day and night.
OFFICE wita Di C. Beny, over
Kieshr, Keller & Co's Stoie.
Qtaduato of Ontntio Vetennary College, Toionto,
BROWN CO. BANK,
Cor. Minn, and Centre Strs.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Collections and all business pertaining to banking
promptly attended to.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
TOBACCOS, 6c 4
Minnesota stieet, next door to C.
NEW UL MINN
Sa,:na ple Room
IN BASEMENT OF
The best of Wines. Liquors and
Cigais constantly kept on hand.
A large supply of fresh meats, sau
sage, hams, laid, etc., constantly on
hand. All orders from the country
promptly attended to.
CASH PAID FOR HIDES.
Minn. Str New Ulm. Minn.
Hides, Lard, Wool*
Catf lo bought and sold in large or
small numbers. Contracts solicited.
MIHMESOTA ST. N E W ULM.MINN
undersigned would respectfully inform
th public that they have established meat
market one door north of the Union House We
will spare no pains or menus to keep our market
supplied with only the best Iresh lr.tfits, suusage
and everything else usually found in a first class
lmeat market, and oul prices will always compare
nvorably with those of our competitor* If so de
sired, untitles purchased of us vill be sent to the
durchast 'shouscwithontcxtra charge The high
est market pnee will always be paid for fat cattle
C. F. HELD,
Undeitrikei and Dealei in
All KINDS OF FDRSITURE
Proprietor and Manufacturpr ot
THE FiUMIERS FRIEND
The best tanning mill in the maiket
Storeand Factoi yon Centie Sti eet neai
the C.ty Mill
NEW ULM, MINN.
NEW MACHINE SHOF.
Cemie Stieet, Opposite Mueller &
Seherer's Lumber Yard,
NEW ULM, MINN
I am now ptepateu to execute all
oulom will* dispatch llepaumg of
Thiesheis .tnd lte.tpeis a specialty.
My Miohinpvy i? all new and of tue
nio&t impiovedpattern. All woik Y\J
Ianted as icpiesented. All those in
want of inytlniig in my line aie eon'i
all invited to ive me a call.
1)1' \L1 I
Dry [M s, Natious, Boots & Stioea
I? 11 I Ra,
Medicines & Farming Implements
Golden (wote, Winn
MANUPACTLttEUOF & DCALER IN
Boots and Shoes!
Minn. & 3d N. stis. New Ulm, Minn.
^laige assortment of men's and
boys' boots and shoes, and ladies' and
childiens' shoes constantly kept on
hand. Custom woik and rcpaiiing
promptly attended to
MANUFACTUHEK OF ANDDKAIFU I
Upholstery, and all custom 'work
lertainlng to my business promptly at
tended to. Minnesota street, next door
Boch^.N^fcOWcago.111. to Schnobrich's saloon. New 'Jlm.^
Canned, Dried and Green Fruits,
FLOUR AND FEED
STONE, WOODEN AND WILLDW WA I
Minn. St. New Ulm Minnesota
FRESH AND CANNED
And eveiything else belonging to a
HEW ULM, MISN
Hats and Gaps,
Men's and Boys' Clothing,
Ladies Jackets and Dolmans
LADIES' AND GENTS'
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE
BOOTS AND SHOES,
And the very latest patterns in
Dress Goods & Trimmings
My pmchases have been made di
lectandfoi cash, and I am theieby
enabled to make the lowest pi ices
Call and examine mj scock and com
paie pi ices befoie pm chasing ulse
All goods purchased of me will be doliveied to
iny part of the city free of cost
Minnesota Street, New Ulm, Minn
IIA TID WARE, TIN WA HE A N
The Celebrated White. Howe,
Importcis iiM Wholesale Dcaurs in
LIQUORS. 3 W 3.1 St ST PAUL, Minn
PHOTO&RAPHSr The undersigned would respectfully
inform the public that they have
on the comer of Minnesota and 3dain
North Streets, and that they are
prepared to do all kinds of photo
graphic work in the most approved
and elegant styles* Special attention
will be given to family groups, En
largements and also to copying of
pictures of deceased.
One of the Artists will always be
ready to take views of residences.
We will, on demand, finish the
pictures in oil or water colors, also
frame them neatly. Only first-class
work delivered and all work war
and CHEAP SALES
I Dealer in
Hats, Caps, Notions,
Crockery and Glassware,
Green, Dried and Canned
Fruits, etc, etc.
I will always take faim produce in exchange!
for goods, and pay the highest market pi ice for all
kinds of piper rags
In connection with my stoic I have a first class
saloon furnished with a splendid billiard table and
my customers will always find good liquors and
cigais,nnd every forenoon a splendid lunch.
Is designed to meet the wants of a large por
tion of om people who are either too poor to
employ a physicnn, or are too far removed
to easily call one, and a still larger class
who aie not sick nough to require medical
advice, and yet are out of sorts and need a
medicine to build them up, give them an ap
petite, purify their blood, and oil up the ma
chinery of their bodies so it will do its duty
willingly No other article takes hold of the
system and hits exactly the spot like
It works like magic, reaching every part of
the human body through the blood, giving to
all renewed life and energy.
My fi tend, you need not take our word.
Ask yom neighbor, who has lust taken one
botMe lie will tell you that It's the best
doll ir I ever invested."
HOOD'S S \RS YPAHIIXA is sold by all diug
gists Puce si per bottle, six foi C) Tie*
pared by C. I. I'OOD CO, Lowell, Mass.
FO $1,50 I N
We will tend
The Spectator one year, ft,50
THE HOUSEKEEPER oneyeart^mJ5
The Waterbury Watch, -%4.Q0
Total, i (JI&25
fa the best and most useful of all the household
publications. It is published by The Buckeye
Publishing Co, Minneapolis. Mlnn who
will send you a specimen copy EREE. Thee&me
firm publishes and has sold 175,000copies of the
"BUCKEYE COOK BOOK,"(thelueeet sale ever
made of a book of its class,) without doubt Tu
BBST COOK BOOK INTOSWORLD.
N ew American & Singer
Cor Minn & Is S Sts New Ulm, MINN
Eagle Mill Go,
UY TH E
Gradual Reduction Boiler
NEW ULM, MINN
GEO BENTZ & CO
NEW ULM, MINN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1883.
LEBANON, N. Feb 19,1879.
MESSRS I HOOD & Co Dear Sirs
Although greatly prejudiced against patent
medicines in general, I is induced, from
the excellent lcpoits I had heard of your
Sarsapaulla, to tiy a bottle, Inst December,
for dyspepsia and geneial piostiatiou, and I
have received very gratifying lesultsfrom
its use. I am now using the second bottle,
andconsidei itaveiy valuable lemedy for
indigestion and its attendant troubles.
(Thm of Caitci & Chuichill)
1 A gentleman who Qninarl
has been suffering fiom *u###d#
the Debility and Languor f/% Pf%iinffo
peculiar to tins season,'*' rUUnUb
sajs "HOOD'S SVKSAPABTLLA is putting
new life light into me. I have gained ten
pounds since I began to take it." Has taken
is the size and style represented in the cut, and
Is the best cheap watch made It is a stemwinder
In nickle silver case, which will not tarnish, and
is an excellent time-keeper. The watch retails
regularly at $4 00 and is well worth the money.
(Ifeentby we guarante
al"enclose 24 cents for postage and
WE MAKE THIS, THE
ERAL OFFER WE-HAVE* EVER
MADE, O ALL- SUBSCRIB-
ERS WHO PAYUP.AR-,
REARS AND ONE YEAR'
We will send to any subscriber whohas already
paid in advance, THE HOUSEKKKPBB one year
and the Waterbury Watch for $8 25 and postage.
This is 75 cents less than the retail price of the
watch alone. -u
Fromthese sources arise taree-fourths of
the diseases of the human rate. These
off food* Irritability off tecaper. low
spirit*, A ffeelf naj off having aegleeted
one duty, IMaxlneM,Vtatterlaarat tho
HeartiPota before tho eyehtaKIy ool*
ores tTrlne, CONSTIPATI01I7 and de
mandthe use of a remedythat acts directly
on the Liver,t AsaLivermedicineTUTT'B
prxxSnavenoe^nal. Their actionon the
mpnritiesa through On all impuritie through these three **t
nenra off tho system," producing appe-
tite,sounddigestion,TeaTuarstoolB,_aolear sklnandavigoroTisbody. TUTT'S FEUJi
cause no nausea or griping nor interfere
withdaily work and area perfect
ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA.
TUTTS HAIR DYE.
GBAT Hint OB WHISKERS changed in.
stantly toaGLossT BiaCK hy a single an.
pllsaden tt this vmt. told by Druggists,
or sent by express on receiptof fl^.
WVl MANUAL OF OSEFOlREeilrTS 1111.
New Ulm Foundry
& MACHINE SHOF
Corner Centre & Front Streets.
NEW ULM, MINN
The Foundry has been thoroughly refitted and
now preuared to do all kinds of work on short
notice Repairing of all kinds of machinery and
Agricultural Implements a speciality. Only ex
perienced workmen are employed and work en.
tmetedtomy care wiOll be executedwith neatneaa
and dispatch. ALL wRK WARRANTED
a beautiful monthly,
75 cents a year. Ev
ery woman who keeps
houseneeds it, and will
have it when she bean
of it, if she has to go
without her Spring
and Grand Premium*
List Free. Specimen
pages of tho.BucsrnE
LOOK BOOK, (which ev
erybody knows is the
Beat in theWorld,)free
with it. Address,
Buckeye Pubg Co.,
Give her but a lenst excuse to love me.
Howcan thi* arm establish her above me.
If fortune fixed her as my lady there.
There a'rendy to eternally reprove me?
("Htet," said Kate, the queen:
But "Ob," cried the maiden, binding her tres
'Tis only a page that carols unseen.
Crumbling your hounds their messes.")
Is she wronged?to the rescue of her honor,
Is she poor?what costs it to be styled-a
Merely an earth's to cleave, a sea's to part.
But that fortune should have thrust all this
("Nay, list," bade Kate, the queen
And still cried the maiden binding her tres
ses,only 'Ti a page that carols unseen.
Fitting your hawks their jesses.")
Six hours agone went the old sun down,
Hidden back of a curtain of rain.
And the stars are bright o'er the baptised
And thewest wind is living again.
Drippingdown from the leaves of the shadowy
Fall the drops that have rested awhile
And the fire-fly's gleam is a poet's thought*
For a moment to brighten, beguile.
All my fellows are dumb, for old'Slumber has
And has folded them into bis arms
While my heart has a joy in this new-found
In this solitude's strengthening charms.
And I made a grimace in the world's proud
And I laugh at the troubles there are
For this living's a joke and this dreaming'sbut
Good night to thee. Night, and cigar.
"No," said Mrs. Powers, "I will not
have a 'To Let' on the house. I am a
descendant of the ancient family of the
Brobdingnags, and I do not choose to
forego the privileges of long descent."
said Jennette, ready
to burst into tears, "wjjiat are we to do?
The landlord has some privileges, I
suppose, as well as we! And since you
have determined to take a cottage in
Fordham for the summ^
"Not that I have aViy objections,"
said Mrs. Powers, loftily waving her
daughter's remonstrances away, "to
any strictly respectable party viewing
the premises at reasonable hours. What
I mean is, that I decline to have my
house placarded up like a bargain at a
dry goods store. And I have told the
landlord so. And if Dorcas sees a 'To
on the door-podt, she has strict or
ders to go out and remove it with a
scrubbing brush and a pail of warm
"Mama is so impracticable," said
Louisa, the youngest daughter, who
was herself well over the thirties.
"Of course," sighed Jennette, "if a
house is to let, it's to let."
"The blood of Brobdingnags has
never jot been subjected to insult,"
said Mrs. Powers, with her Roman nose
high in the air, "and it never shall be!"
Mrs. Pridham Powers adhered to her
word. Twice during the morning a
young man with a blue plaid necktie
and a pencil behind his ear, came and
wafered up the obnoxious square of pa
per with the five fat black letters which
the descendant of the Brobdingnags
could so illy tolerate, twice Dorcas sal
lied forth, as soon as he had turned the
corner, and obliterated every trace of it
Jennette cried Louisa laughed. Mrs.
Powers sat like an empress in her easy
chair and did crewel-work.
Until, toward dusk, the young man
requested special audience of the old
"Now, ma'am, see here," said he,
"this 'ere ain't business. And our gov
ernor he's dumfounded."
"Your expressions, young man," said
Mrs. Powers, "aie incomprehensible to
me. If you are the bearer of an errand,
}ou will please to communicate it at
"It's a Judicial Court offence,
ma'am," said the young man, "to tear
down tho landlord's bills."
Mrs. Powers went calmly on with her
crewel-workLouisa and Jennette ex
changed terrified glances.
"Bat," added the messenger, "Mr.
Belts says as how, if jou've got an in
superable objection to them bills, he'll
send people between ten and four, only
real, bona-fide customeis, ma'am. Will
that do? And we won't put up no no
Mrs. Powers reflected for a moment
or two, and then remarked frigidly,
that "she supposed it would have to
And the \oung man with the blue
plaid necktie, and the pencil behind his
ear, went awaj rejoicing.
At ten o'clock precisely the next day,
there appeared a new actor upon the
scene. Dorcas came shuffling upstairs
with the tidings that "a man wanted to
see the missus."
"I do not purpose to show every im
pertinent stranger over the place," said
Mrs Powers. "You may tell him so,
"Please, mum," said Dorcas, "I axed
him wouldn't I do as well9
said 'no.' He wanted to see Mrs. Pow
Mrs. Powers rose, adjusted the rib
bons in her cap, took off her eye-glasses,
aud sailed down the stairs like a reve
nue-cutter under full headway.
The sheets of music were scattered
over the piano, just as Louisa had left
them when she fled precipitately at the
sound of the door-bell, the etagere was
auduated, the coala sulked behind tho
blower, and yesterday's boquet was ly
ing in a Venice glass.
Altogether, the room was comfort
less enough, as Mr. John Johnson stood
in the middle of it, his hat under his
arm, his portly figure outlined against
the window from which Dorcas had just
been taking down the curtains.
"I called, ma'am began Mr.
"Preliminaries are needless," said
Mrs. Powers, with a wave of the hand.
"I am quite cognisant of your business,
"Oh," said Mr. Johnson, "I didn't
"Yes," said Mrs. Powers. "Wo
have been so tormented with applicants
"Eh, have you?" said Mr. Johnson.
I was given to understand that I was
the first one."
"Nothing of that sort," said Mrs.
Powers. "If there has been one person
here on the same business, there has
been & dozen."
"Humphf'said Mr. Johnson, in a per
"Oh yes," said Mrs. Powers, "I
know all about it If you decide in the
affirmative, you will have bat a bad bar
gain of it."
"I didn't expect to hear anything of
that AorV^said Mr. Johnson.
"It is dot usual, I believe," said Mrs.
Powers^ "but I feel it neither more nor
less than my duty to warn all strangers.
Of course voir have been deluded with
false representatrnna and o-litt*rin/~*n-
erahties. i speak: the truth. A mouldy
old thing, tottering^ to the very founda
tions, sadly in need of paint, and. I re
gret to add, infested with vermin."
"Madam," shouted Mr. Johnson, "I
will not stand here and listen to these
foul aspersions on one who is as good
and pure as she is beautiful!"
Mrs. Powers retreated behind the big
book-case, appalled by the sudden ap
prehension that she was confronting a
"And I am amazed to listen to such
remaiks fiom the lips of her own moth
er, also!" exclaimed Mr. Johnson. "All
I ask is to see her for myselfto assure
her how little all these cruel assevera
tions affect my constancy. If ever a
human creature wore the angelic shape,
it was my Louisa."
At this moment Miss Louisa herself
came in. her crimps loosened from the
confining hair-pins, her calico wrapper
exchanged for a more becoming gar
ment of pale-blue cashmere, faced with
"Mama," she cried, "what is the
matter? John!" with a well-simulated
start of amazement, this is never
Mrs. Powers, slowly recovering her
squanimity once more, emerged cau
tiously from behind the edge of the
"There is some most extraordinary
misunderstanding here," said she
'This gentleman, then, is not an itiner
antviewer of domicilesin other words,
i house hunter."
"What on earth should I hunt houses
said Mr Johnson, waxing
little irritable, when I've got a good
red brick mansion of mv own, with gas,
water and steam-heat aft complete!"
"Mama," said Louisa, prettily em
barrassed, "it's Mr. Johnson. Mr.
Johnson, allow me to present you to
ny mother. Dear, dear, this is very
"I should think it was!" curtly re
marked Mr. Johnson. "I come here to
ask permission to pay my addresses to
Miss Louisa Powers, and I am told,
with no more ceremony than one would
expect from a chimnev sweep, that she
is a mouldy old thing,"and want's paint,
tnd nobody knows what else!"
"II meant the house'" stammered
Mrs. Powers, for once losing the self
possession which had always distin
guished this descendant of the Brob
"Good gracious me! The idea of
Louisa, there, beingmouldy! Why,
just look at her."
Mr. Johnson did look at Louisa.
Louisa looked at him. Both burst out
laughing. For the fair damsel in ques
tion, although she was two-and-tbirty,
was still rosy, fresh, and blooming, with
a little dimple in her left cheek, and
a figure as trim as that of any chit of
"Pray except my apologies, sir," said
Mrs. Powers, giaduullj lecoveung her
"I'll accept am tiling, ma'am," said
the good-natuied "bachelor, "if jou will
consent to m, mauung this lovely
"Don't John," simpered Miss Louisa.
"But it's the tiuth, stoutly declared
Mr. Johnson, "and I'd like to hear
anyone dispute it'"
But tlie little love-passage was cut
short by a ring at the door-bell and the
sound of a hoaise voice, cnquiung, "Is
this house to let
The Powcia famil) went to Fordham
on the first of May to reside in a car
wiggy little cottage, where there were
more honeysuckles than modern con
veniencesbut the fair Louisa did not
accompany them She, as a bride,
took possession of the red-brick house,
with the &team-heat and patent ventila
tion all complete.
"But, dear me," said Jennette, when
she was helping drape the lute muslin
curtains in Mis. Johnson's boudoir,
"how near mama came to breaking up
"Nothing would have broken up the
match," said Mrs. Johnson calmly.
"Dear John loved me too well for that!
And there's one thing to be thankful
forwe own our own premises, so that
the house can never, by any possibility,
bo 'To Let''
Four French Flips.
The Baroness has a charming little
daughter, but who is terribly indiscreet.
The other day. in the midst of a recep
tion, baby cried and wiithed on account
of the toothache. Her mother tried to
"There, my darling, be reasonable
don't cry. Your toothache will pass
"How will it go way?" replied baby,
her voice broken by sobs. "I can't
take my teeth out as you can, mam-
"Doctor, the baths that I take don't
seem to do me any good must I con
"Certainly, my dear client."
"However, as I do not obtain any re-
"Evcusc me, my dear sir, baths al
ways give a certain resultthey clean!"
A very modern baby having heard
some one speak of the sacraments of
the church, asked his mother for in
"Are there any of them left mam-
"Certainly, there are always some."
"Because I beard them say yesterday
that the lady don nstairs had just re*
ceived the last."
A distinguished surgeon who had per
formed several operations for some of
his friends, received instead of money
various presents, such as bronzes and
"That is what might be called," said
one of his friends who saw these objects,
"taking care of the sick for the love of
the art"'Boston Courier.
A piano passes through about a dozen
hands in old-fashioned shops, and
through thirty or forty in the monster
establishments of later date where fifty
or sixty instruments a week are turned
out The wages paid to workmen vary
from $10 to $30 a week the highest
paid mechanic is the "tone adjuster,"
who gets from $35 to $50, and whose
work is most delicate, difficult and im
portant. A "kit" of tools sometimes
costs as much as $50, but only when
the owner is proficient in several
branches. The majority of those em
ployed are Germans, Danes or Swedes,
native-born Americans being at a dis
count, as they will not work for the
amount of wages the foreigners are sat
isfied with, and besides, as a rule, nave
not learned their trade so thoroughly.
The present system,of the subdivision
of labor renders those who have learned
their trade at one shop useless at an
other, in case of a strike.New York
"This isn't a very soft snap," said
thefoxin the embrace of a steel trap.
The Mormons ridicule the Edmunds
bill, and boast that they will make 20,-
000 converts this year.
It is estimated that the miners and
mechanics of Butte, M. T., have on de
posit at the three banks of that city
Mammoth City, in the Yellowstone
country, hardly comes up to its name.
It has fifty buildingslog cabins, slab
shacks, and canvas tents. Half of the
structures are saloons. There is a pop
ulation of about 250.
Boston is said to be one of the three
places where the business of counter
feiting postage stamps, expressly to de
lude collectors, is most largely carried
on. Glasgow and Hamburg are the oth
er members of the trio.
The famous mud-hole at Hot Springs,
Ark., will by order of the
authorities, be free at all
ours to pauper bathers, and the pro
posed erection of a hotel over the spot
is prohibited. Heretofore paupers have
been excluded at certain hours.
They are selling in Georgia this year
a great many farm bells of large size
for use in country neighborhoods as
alarms in case of tramps. Neighbor
hoods are thickening so in the best lo
calities that a farm bell would summon
a dozen families.
Mrs. Francis Hodgson Burnett, the
novelist, is reported to have said that
the three things necessaiy for writing
a novel are pen, ink and paper the first
to be used with brains, the second with
imagination and the third with generos
Alabama has fourteen iron and steel
manufactories, eighteen cotton factories,
eighteen foundiies and machine shops,
807 flouring and grist nnjjs, and 884
lumber mills. The capital invested in
these industries is $8,842,223 Employ
ment is given 6,536 hands, who receive
What is known in insane asylums as
"the Utica cub," is a large crib bed
stead, \ery strong aud with massive
slat cover closing down upon it, inclos
ing the ficnzied patient. The victim
lies on a matticss with bed clothing,
but is allowed ample room to turn over,
and sufteis no more ie.il discomfort than
if in an oidmaiy bed.
The latest icpoit of the British consul
General at Havina e\pi esses the opin
ion that, although the detmite abolition
of slavery in Cuba will not be accom
plished until 1888, slavery will have
practical 1\ ceased to exist before the
end of 1885 In 1880 more than 6,000
slaves were fieed, in 1881 more than
10,000, and in 1882 about 17,000.
The dispute about the boundary line
between Massachusetts and New Hamp
shire, which has been in existence since
1740, is in no fair way of being settled.
The error of boundary gives to Massa
chusetts 50,000 acres that pioperly be
long to New Hampshire. The error
was made by the agents of New Hamp
shire appointed to act with like agents
on the pait of Massachusetts to run the
Christopher M. Spencer, the million
aire inventor of the lepeating rifle, last
year employed a nurse from a hospital
in Providence to attend his wife, who
was dying of consumption The young
ladv's name is Georgetta Rogers, and
she is the daughter of a rctiieu sea cap
tain. She was so attentive to the invalid
as to excite first Mr Spencer's gratitude
and then his love aud the other day
the millionaire and the nurse were mar
ried He is fifty eais of age and she is
For mice-gnawed trees, a correspon
dent of the Germantown Telegraph rec
ommends coveung the wounds with
grafting wax at once, then pile earth
and pack it around high above the place
to keep coy eied, as it will settle and
wash down some This, if done early,
will save thousands of trees that have
been injuied bv mice and rabbits. Make
wax of one pound beeswax to foui
pounds i"sin and a half pint of linseed
oil. If loo solt, add moie resin if toe
hard, more oil. The wounds must not
be neglected until they arc hard and
Mrs. Margaret Haughery is to have a
life-size statue in New Orleans. For
forty years she was the most self-sacri
ficing philanthropist in that city. Many
instances of her heroism are borne in
mind by her admirers. On one occas
ion, when she applied at a large grocery
for provisions, she was laughingly told
by a member of the firm. "We'll give
you all you can pile on a wheelbarrow,
if you will take it to the asylum your-
self." She accepted the offer and rolled
the barrow in triumph through Che
The Gwinnett (Ga.) Herald says that
when Dr. Moore removed the rope from
Stevenson's neck at the Lawrenceville
hanging, a woman who had pressed her
way to the rope asked permission to
enter. She hurried to the Sheriff, and,
seizing the noose which had just been
removed and as still warm, rubbed it
rapidly across a goitre on her neck.
There is a superstitious idea in the
country that rubbing the unpleasant
protuberance with a rope with which
a felon has been hanged will remove it
Proctor Knott, candidate for Govern
or of Kentucky, is a man of medium
height, and is quite stout. His head is
large and well covered with a good
crop of silver-gray hair, cut short in the
neck. His mustache is snow-white and
small, curling in at tho oornen of hii
mouth. The lower part of his face is
smooth shaven. His complexion is a
fiery-red, making a marked contrast to
his white hair, mustache and blue eyes.
His face is very full and well rounded.
Mr. Knott has a peculiar rasping voice
and a drawl.
Pet phrases which we hope never to
see again in the columns of our esteem
ed cotemporaries. Sickening thud. The
happy pair. Wee sma' hours. Speckled
beauties. Regardless of*" expense.
Launched into eternity. The immediate
vicinity. Disciples of Izaak Walton.
The extreme penalty of the law. A re
volting spectacle was witnessed. The
house was crowded to the doors. A
wealthy and public-spirited citizen. The
sight was shocking' in the extreme. The
perpetrators of the dastardly crime are
still at large. Devotees of Terpsichore
tripped the light fantastic toe. The
tables groaned under the weight of a
Anew carpet seemed an absolute ne
cessity for the dining-room but if the
old one could have a rest for the sum
mer, it would do for another winter.
So some lengths of matting were brought
from the garret There proved to be
enough of this to cover all the floor ex
cept that under and around the table:
so two yards of drugget were purchas
ed, and a border was put around this,
and a really handsome rug was made.
The border was made of heavy double
faced canton flannel, because it happen
ed to be in the bouse. A still more ser
viceable border could be made of fall
WHO LE NUMB ER 409:
rug ilas ueen usea it nas done excellent
service, and is certain to last until the
carpet is cleaned. The worn breadths
are put where they will have the least
wear, and the thin places are darned.
New To)k Post.
Figure to onrself, says the London
World, what it must feel like to take
your beauty-sleep with apair of pincers
on your nose! That pretty old-fashioned
expression has now taken anew and
dreadful meaning. Any one who desires
to possess the "Mrs. Langtry nose" has
but to sleep in torment for a week or
two, and the great result is obtained.
If the figure of the would-be beauty is
not as lovely as she wishes, the "ana
tomical corset-maker" will supply her
with a nocturnal squeezing apparatus
which will "fine her down" ov degrees.
If her statute is too low for beauty, she
may remedy this by wearing what is
mildly called an "appliance^' in the
daj of the Inquisition it would proba
bly have been classed as an instrument
of torture. This appliance squeezes and
stretches all the lower part of the body,
and its use is said not to interfere with
the corofoi of one's beauty-sleep!
Hunting the Buffalo.
In going dou the Yellowstone, in
Montana, and across the/*yast region
lyiug between Glendive and Mandan,
one is struck ith the evident scarcity
of game. This famous region, where
two or three ears ago herds of buffalo,
antelope and deer were to be seen on
every side, is to all appearances stripped
of itsgame. The fact is, the slaughter of
buffalo and deer has been immense for
the past two years, and particularly of
the former. It is estimated that dur
ing the past winter there has been a
thousand hunters engaged in the busi
ness of slaughtering buffalo along the
line of the Northern Pacific between
Mandan and Livingston. An eagle
eyed hunter gave me the following in
teresting details as to the modus oper
andi in slaughtering herds of buffalo.
In the first place, the experienced hun
ter uses the Sharpe rifle, 40-90 calibre.
With this he can kill at 1,000 yards.
When he sees a herd of buffalo he usu
ally slips up to within convenient
range, from 300 to 500 yards, and al
waj selects a cow for his first victim.'
He does this for the reason that the
cow is followed bv both her yearling
and two-j ear-old ealves, and they will
usually stand by her to the last But
under no circumstances will the experi
enced hunter kill his buffalo outright
If he does, the herd will stampede at
once. The policy is to wound fatally,
but so that the animal will dash around
in a circle before falling. This it al
ways does yvhen mortally wounded,
and after a few moments lies down.
The remainder of the herd are not
alarmed at this, but continue to graze,
or look on dazed spectators of the trag
edy being enacted. After his first shot
the hunter pauses until quiet is restor
ed, and again files at another cow,
with similar results. He always aims
to put his ball just behind the fore
shoulder, yvhich will cause death in five
minutes at furthest. When the cows
have all been slain he turns his atten
tion to the calves, and lastly to tho
bulls. The experienced hunter gener
ally bags the entire herd unless he is so
unfortunate as to drop his game imme
diately, when all the survivors stam
pede at once. The buffalo does not
scare at the crack of a gun. He has
decidedly more courage than discre
tion. It is only when the crack is fol
lowed by an immediate fall that he re
alizes its deadly nature and takes
alarm. The policy of killing the cows
first and then the calves has resulted in
the almost utter extinction of the fe
male buffalo. Herds of melancholy
bulls can still occasionally be seen,
sometimes in bands of twenty or thirty,
and often without a Bingle cow.
As I have said, the bulls aro about
all that are now left of the buffalo.
They largely owe their safety to the
fact that their hides are less valuable
than those of the cows, while at the
same time they are more difficult to
kill. The hide of the bull is only worth
to the hunter from $1,80 to $2, while
that of the cow brings $3,25 and that
of the 2-} ear old calf is worth from $1
to $1,50. But of late there has sprung
up quite a demand in the East for the
head of the buffalo bull. The well pre
served head of an aged bull decked out
with glass eyes and horns intact will
readily sell for $25 in the Eastern mar
kets. Consequently the buffalo hunter
of the future will yvago a destructive
war upon the bull tribe, and these ven
erable relics of a by-gone era will also
pass swiftly away.Helena (M. T.) In
They Don't Speak How.
About t\\ ceks ago two yvomen mei
in a Woodward avenue street car, anc
yyhen one complained that she wa*
again without a cook the other re
"Ah' 1 have a jewel of a girl' She'#
neat, piompt, respectful and I only paj
her twelve shillings a week."
"Is it possible!"
"Yes, she's from the country anc*
doesn't know that she can get mor*
The same two yvomen met in the same
tar again jesterday, but alas! how
jbangtd the situation! They stared frig
idly at each other without even a nod
and the\ otild not sit on the same side
of the can The twelve-shilling jewel o*
a girl ii now receiving $2 per week ir
the kitchen of the woman who wa*
without a cook. Hence tiie ruction
yvhich will descend to the third genera
The death of a wealthy old miser re
cently in La Crosse, Wis., has brought
to light a queer transaction. It appears
tha shortly before his death he was
ossessed of a mania to get married.'
being able to find any woman who
would marry him, he contracted to
give a certain man $3,000 if he would
find a wife for him. The man assented,
and found a woman who was willing to
risk the chances of widowhood in afeir
years. After the marriage the old man
refused to pay the $3,000 to the agent,
who waited untU he died, and then pnt
in a claim for that amount, and has lost
received the sum of $1,400.
Crackers, says the Nature, play a
large part in the superstitious obser
vances of the ordinary Chinese. It is a &
popular belief that the evil spirits er
erywhere inhabiting the air are dispers- I
ed by crackling noises attended by fire 4
and smoke. Accordingly crackers are1
used on all special occasions to frighten,
awav the demons who are tormenting^
a sick person, or who crowd around theHt
people at the beginning of the newr*^ &?"
year. Bamboo, which emit*, when
burning, a crackling sound, is alsonsed^
for the same porposft^
Street-car conductors say one thing||r
ladies will never learn ir that driven $
must cross a streetbefore stopping.