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AH. A MAKDEN,
Office, corner Minn and Frt 8U
1EW UL\L MINNESOTA
PHY8ICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office over Kiesling, Keller & Co's
NKW LliM, MINN
JPHYSICIAN and SURGEON,
Office ovei Hseber^s's hardwaie store.
NEW ULM. MINX.
Will answei calls in city or country
at all hours of the clay oi night.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
Collections Piomptly Attended to.
NEW ULM MINN.
Attorney and Counselor
T'tles examined and perfected.
Paiticulai attention giver to collec-
|CF"Otncoover BiO'vnCo Bank
NEW ULM, MINN
orr, TOST ornufi i"j*t v
ADOLPH SEITER, Prop'r.
This 'jou3e is he most centrally lo
cated house the citj and
folds goorl Sample Reo in*-.
Miss T. Westchal.
Keeps on hand a large and well
nsdoi ted stock of millinery, fancy
goods fcnd zephyr wool, opposite
the Union Hotel, between second
and Third North streets.
NEW ULM MINN.
Mrs. Anton Olding,
NEXT DOOR TO
SOMMER'S STORE, NEW TJIiM
Has on hand a good stock of Millnery Goods con
sisting in part of Hats, Bonnets, Velvet*, Si'Ws
Ribbons Fe itber Hnman Hair, Flowers. Ice
Also at terns for stamping monogrnms. Stamp
in of allkmd all embroidery Work and Fashion
able diewemakin? done to order
(Successor to M. Mullen.)
Ml Kinds of Fan Machinery,
NEW ULM, MINN.
and dealers in
NUTS, GREEN FRUITS,
etc. etc. etc.
351 & 353 E. Water St., Milwaukee
DEALFR I N
Minn, St,, opposite Postofllce
NEW ULM MINN
J. B. Arnold,
COOKM & HEATING STOVES
Tin-ware & Farming Impl ments
Tlhe ahop is charge of an experienced hand
who gives the mending and repairing of tin-war
specialattention A ll work warrantedi
ihonislin charge of an
res the mending and re]
NEW ULM, MINN
Dry goods, Motions,Boots & Shoes
Medicines & Farming Implements*
Golden Gate, Minn
anned, Dried and Green Fruits
PLOUR AND FEED,
ova. WOODEN AND WILLOW A L.
New Lira, Minnesota.
FRESH JND CANNED
And everything elso belonging to
first cl iss
NEW TTL.M, MINN
Hats and dps,
Mens and Boys' Clothing,
Ladies'Jackets and Dolmans
LADIES' AND GENTS'
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE
BOOTS AND SHOES,
And the veiy latest patterns in
Dress Goods & Trimmings
My puchases have been made di
lect and foi cash, and I am theieby
enabled to m*k the lowest prices
Call and examine my scock and com
paie pi ices befoio pinch iMng else
BREWER, MALSTER & BOTTLER
jfajW UlM MINK
This brewery is one of thclar^ st establishments
of the kin I in ihe Minnesota Valley and is fitted
up With all the modun improvement* Keg and
hottlt beer fnrmshed to any pair of the city on
bhor5 nohct My bottle beer is especially adapted
for fainilv use
&, fc5I52J5"3 8$S2?2lfe2l feS J82JI HtfJJ
ffndUlothefrinleiloSt tflJJlflfie hcAvwKih Wltn
me All orders by mail will receive my prompt at
It A ItD WARE, TlNWABEANI*
The Celebrated White, Howe,
New American & Singer
Cor. Minn. & Is'S. Sts.. New Ulm, MINN
GEO BENTZ & CO.
Importers and Wholesale Dealers in
WINES & LIQUORS
3 W. 3d St., ST PAUL, Minn.
MANUFACTURER OF & DEALER IN
Scots and Shoes!
Minn. & 3d N. sti's.. New Ulm, Minn.
A huge assortment of men's and
boys' boots and shoes, and ladies' and
childrens' shoes constantly kept on
hand. Custom work and repauin
promptly attended to
M. EPPLE, Prop'r.
MINNESOTA ST, NEW ULM, MINN
'H desire to inform the of
Ne XHm and that lias re-estaHish
meat irket and to wait
on bis old customers and fi lends with only the
be-t fresh and cured ats, sausages,lard and eve
rything usually ker in a first-class market The
highest market price will be paid for FAT CAT-
TLE, HIDES, WOOL, ETC.
OM^VlC and IJdPof^
Wii\e& I^uotf &digsu%
Minn..St., two doors north of B. & E C. Behnke'a
New Ulm &&-*#>- Mmn-
VOLUME VII.? NEW ULM, MINK. WEDNESDAY NOvEMBER 19,1884.
This powd never vanes. A mar
ble ot pin it v, stiengtli and whole
someness More economic il than the
oidmaiy kinds, and cannot tee sold in
competition with the multtude of
low test, siioit weight, alum or phos
phate powdeis. Sold only in can*.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 106
Wa.ll stieet, New Yoik.
BROWN CO. BANK.
Cor Minn, and Onto Strs.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Collectionsand all business pertaining to banking
promptly attended to.
of all the
A \Piesidentsof the S. Thelarg
11 I (Jest handsomest best book evei
sold for less than twice our price
The fastest selling book in America Immense
profits to the agents All intelligent people want
it Anyone can become a successful acent. Turing
free, HALLETT BOOK CO Augnsta.Maine.
New Ulm Foundry
& MACHI NE SHOF
Corner Centre & Front Streets.
ME1V ULM, MINN
rheFoundiy Insteen thoioughly refitted an
mi nuw nrei) lrcil to donil hintlo or wsrh n sbr
notice ltep'iiring ol all Kinds or mncmnery ann
Vgiicultui il Implements a speciality Only ex
peiienced woikmen ue employed and work en.
truotedtomy caie wiOll be executed with neatnes
ind dNp itch ALL RK WARRA NTfc'D
THAS. LEON HARD
The undeisigned is prepaied to fur
nish all kinds of native lumber for
building pm poses on short notice and
at veiy low puces.
MAPLE FLOORING, BASS
WOOD FLOORING, BASS
WOOD SIDINGS A SPECIAL-
LOT IS DUENGER,
Gradual Rednctior Roller
NEW ULM, MINN
CHAS. STUEBB, Prop'r.
A large supply offresh meats, sau
sage, hams, lard, etc., constat tly on
handc All orders from tne country
promptly attended to
CASH PAID FOR HIDES
New Ulm, Mmn
Cheap Cash Store
Also Musical Instruments
and WHEELER & WIL
SON'S Latest Improved
All Goods Soldat Bottom Prices.
NEW ULM, MINN
Hew Tailor Shop
%Of. BEHWLER, Prop'r.
Melges' Building, Minn. Street.
I would respectfully inform the people of New
Ulm an-! vicinity that I have permanently located
in New Ulm, and am now prepared to execute all
orders for first-class tailoring on short notice
New Suits Made to Order. All Work
Mendirg Promptly Attended to
A Peep at the Past.
In dingy, muddy, dirtv Fetter lane,
that narrow, crooked thoroughfare con
necting Fleet street with Holborn,
stands a building wherein 13 stored a
wealth and Aanety of historic docu
ments, forming a collection which is
probably unrivaled by that of any other
country. The average Londoner knows
little about the record office, and cares
less, and yet the slate shelves in the
iron cages of the severe-looking edifice
aie heavdy laden with state documents
dating as far back as William the Con
querer. I was fortunate on Saturday
last to be the companion of a gentleman
who had received an invitation to ac
company Sir Baliol Brett, the master oi
the roll* and customs rotulorum, on his
first official examination of the record
Of course, this first inspection was
naturally of a cursory natm i, but the
polite and effic enl attendant-, laid be
fore Sir Baliol and his pattywhich,
by the by, included se eral of the for
eign ambassado document after doc
ument, and volume after volume, which
coul I not but gladden the heattof those
who love to peruse these rscords of the
gone past There was the "Doomsday
Book," in ch may be seen the sur
vey of England made in the time oi
William the Cotumeror. It in an ex
cellent ^tate of preservation, and the
vellum leaves aieas clean, the writing
a legible and the mk as dark and dis
tinct as though the compilation had
been executed in vhe last centmv, in
stead of ei^ht undred years ago
Wo weie shown, too, the records ol
the Coui of Chancery, which are full
and complete from the time of King
John down to the 1 ist decis ons ren
dercd by the present Lord Chancellor,
and a complete series of the ledgei
books, showing the National expendi
ture fiom the t'me of Henry II. downtc
the piesent daj, peifect'y arranged and
excellent comlit oa. An ongst the
most interesting d* cu nents that were
displayed I mm. a note of a treaty be
tvveen Henry I. and Robe.t, Earl oJ
FLindeis, the pi lvile^e granted by Pope
Adrian to Hemy Ii., giving him fill
peimisaion to conquer Iieland, the
treaties made I Rbbert Bruce, and,
miralnle dicla, the tieaty of the Field ol
the Cloth of Gold, aitistically illumin
ated with the portrait of Francis 1, anc
bearing an impression of the seal chased
by Benvcnuto Cellini.
The thousands of volumes of State
papers v\ Inch lie on the shelves of the
record office arc .at piesent being calen
dared and indexed by the clerks, but
ani'ong other interesting historic docu
ments that were shown was the con
fession ot Guy Fawkes as to the details
of the gunpowder plot, extorted from
him by the rack, to which the poor
wretch's signatuic, faint and nearly
iilegble, is affixed. There, too, was
Dealer in ,,w|14* a
Fine Imported & Domestic
WINES, LIQUORS, GIffARS.
ETC., ETC. eg,
Splendid FreeLunchfrom 10 am to i$'m
Cor. Minn, and 3d N. Streets,
,:NEW ULM, MINN.
w.feUa.1, dignified lsttsv
of Elizabeth, written to her oister from
the tower, pleading for her release from
durance vile, and among other letters
of interest weie several shot notes to
foreign envoys of the bloody Queen,
a chile, that never took place, blanks
being left for the date and sex The
letter of Monteazle in which he gave
full infot niation beforehand of the in
tended gunpowder plot, and numerous
New Ulm, Minn.
Eagle Mill Co.
iroht i glancing over some of the
documents of the bare existence
of which, I firmly believe, nine-tenths
of the inhabitants of London are pro
foundly ignorantLondon Cor. Inila
There are supposed to be about
1,000,000 species in the animal kingdom.
Of beetles alone over 100,000 species
are known, and the whole number of
insects is set at 500,000. Of the higher
animals there are 1,200 mammals, 7,500
birds, 2,000 reptiles and 10,000 fishes.
J: FACTS AHD PICWJBES.
The New York street rsilways^kept
12,553 horses last vear at a cost ol
92,715,215, or $107.88 each.
There are now in this country over
500 horses able to trot a mile in less
than 2*80. and 230 that can trot a mil*
in 2:20 orbetter.Chicago Tribune.
I The Navajo Indians, of Arizona
number 7,000. They occupy a reserva
tion, own 1,000,000 sheep, 40,000 hones
-and 8.000 Cattle, ami nve
Charles I and II., and many others,
fiom Kings and Queens who succeeded
after the tetorniat on, and fiom states
men and noblts who played so great a
part in the fast in elevating England to
the high position she occupied among
the Nations of the woild.
The sheepskins ot the close mils are
here from the thutee uh century up to
the present time, and on tho^e are
found numeious ent bearing upon
the lights of the ciow n, and the extent
of its civ il jurisdiction, the authority ot
the church, the poweis of the bench,
the privileges of peers, and details of
the measure-, employed in the past for
raising armies and equipp'ng fleets.
Provis ons tor the observance of
treaties, the fort fying of castles, and
other matters of national importance,
aie also fully set out in the close rolls,
so called because the matter which
they conta'ned was invariably dis
patched elosed or sealed up
The patent rolls, too, are here, and
also run consecutively from the thir
teenth centuiy up to the present day.
In these are recorded accounts of the
sieges ot tastles, the creation of titles,
the granting of safe conducts the be
stowal of land on begging clergy, and
the negotiations with foreigners. We
glanced, too, at the Parliamentary rolls
the chuich tolls, in which are to be
found particulars of all giants of priv
ileges to the religious" houses, the
financial rolls, running from the time
of King John to Charles L, iii which we
have A complete lecord of the money
wnich English Kings leceived in pay
ment for Lcensps they granted to alien
ate land-, for knights' services, for par
dons, and various other schemes and
dodges by wh ch these monarchs in the
good old n*e-? were wont to replenish
The ob'ata rolls, are full of interest to
those who are cuiious to know how in
the brave da\s of old great men were
wont to secure the loyal protection of
favor, lor therein are set cut particulars
all the gifts presented to royalty bv
subjects having an ax to grind. We
weie shown the Mac* and red books of
the exchequer, in which it is explained
how the land was held in old times the
bull of Clement VII., by which Henry
VII., of infamous memory, was con
stituted defender of the faith.
Be.j ond tho papers and documents I
have mentioned there are miles -and
miles ot parchment piled up in the
record office idled with matters preg
nant with interest not only to the En
fhsh people, but to every .student of
stoii lore, and an American in Lon
don en his summer vacation may while
away an afternoon with pleasure and
Charles Wta'to. of Thorndike, Me.,
has three yokes of oxen whose united
weight is 12,210 pounds One yoke
measmes eight feet four inches, and
weighs 4,80o pounds.
The great draiuage system for the
recovery of the Florida swamps now
covers a tract 200 miles long and 80
miles bioad. Nearly l,000,0u0 acres,
half of which goes to the syndicate and
half to the State, are wholly reclaimed.
Land that one year ago was two feet
under water is now four feet above, and
is being planted with sugar-cane.Chi
The most expensive kind of false
hair is natural s'lver white. It is worth
$18 to $20 an ounce, more than its
weight in gold Bleached white hair is
worth only $3 an ounce. Natural hair
of ordinary shade worth from $5 to
$20 per pound, except the hair collected
by ragpickers, whi brings only from
$1 to $3. Tne value of different colors
of hair depends on the fashion. Yellow
hair, not golden, is almost useless K
The Clerk of the House and the
Secretary of the Senate each get $5,000
a year, as do the stenographers in Con
the two Comptrollers of the
reasury, a number of Surveyors of
Customs and the Commanders of the
Navy. Pens on agents get $4,000 a
year, the Civd-sei vice Commissioners
$3,500, the two Assistant Attorney
Generals $5,000, eight Justices of the
Supreme Court $10,000, nine Judges of
the Cucuit Courts $6,000, and fifty
three Judges of United States District
Courts from $3,500 tp $4,500. Wash
About 30,000 able-bodied men are
at present working in the mines of Cal
ifornia The output of gold and silver,
though not as large as formerly, still
amounts to $20,000,030 per year. In
1882 California produced gold to the
value of $16,800,000, and last year the
product would have been materially
gi eater had not seveial large hydraulic
mines been enjoined from working by
the farmers of the ban Joaquin Valley,
who complained that the displaced
gravel of the mines was washed down
upon their farms 8ct7i Francisco
WIT AND WISDOM.
The beggar is the Only man in the
universe who is not obliged to study ap
The greatest friend of Truth is
Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice,
and her constant companion is Humil
The man who was hugged by a
gri/zly remarked, en being rescued,
that he never had such a tremendous
pressure brought to bear on him before.
BvrUngton Free Preis.
J-le li -a w pass with happj?
prospects in view aie more pleasing
than those crowned with fruition. In
the first instance we cook the dish to our
own appetito in the latter, nature
cooks it tor us.Goldsmith.
loq "Oh, I had such a lovely time
with Grace this afternoon we were so
delighted to see each other that we
both talked so fast that the other
couldn't get in a word.Life.
"Have you weak eyes?" said a lady
to an applicant for a kitchen position,
who wore blue spectacles. "No,
ma'am," said the applicant "but 1
scour pots and things so thoroughly
that the glitter of them hurts my
A sweet thing in bonnetsA honey
bee."Agreat mark is sooner bit,**
said the bad boy as he shied a brick at
a store window."Shakespeare said
that there's "good in everything."
There were no suras in his day andgen
eration.Jam is a drug in the English
markets. There was also a superfluity
of it on the Brooklyn bridge the other
day.N. Y. Morning Journal.
"My son," remarked a father,
"what do you pay for those cigars?"
"Twelve dollars a box," the }oung
man replied, and they are cheap at that.
Try one." "No," said the old man,
I can't afford to smoke such expen.
sive cigars. I am
along on two-for-fivers,"
IICIJICU VM1 IANHUI IDS fBWM
hauled up, and the di^ei^^a
breath, plunges in again.
,4I a sorryt
father," the young hopeful responded
with some compassion, "but you see
you have mother and me to support."
Once upon a time a traveler arrived
late at a hotel and found all the rooms
engaged. Here was a sad case. But
his ready wit did not desert him. He
walked into the gentlemen's room, and
standing in the middle of the floor,
said "Gentlemen, I am happy to see
so many of you here to-night. I am a
book ascent and I want to show you"
Before he could utter another word the
whole company had taken to the woods,
and he had his choice of apartments.
One of the hottest regions of the
earth is along the Persian Gulf, where
little or no rain falls. At Babrin the
arid shore has no fresh water, yet a
comparatively numerous population
contrives to live there, thanks to the
copious springs which burst forth from
the bottom of the sea. The fresh water
is got by diving. The diver, sitting in
his boat, winds a great goat-skin hag
around his left arm, the hand grasping
its mouth then he takes in bis hand a
heavy stone, to which is attached a
3trong line, and, thus equipped, he
plunges in and quickly reaches the bot
tom. Instantly opening the bag over
the strong jet of fresh water, he
springs up the ascending current, at
the same time closing the bag, and is
helped on board. The fStgne is then
of these submarine springs is thought
to be in the green hills of Osman, some
five hundred or six hundred miles dis
tant.JV Y. Tribune.
&e Prosperous Pitcher.
ShePapa is very particular and I
doubt very much whether he will give
He-Why? She He is opposed to my marrying
a man who has not established h.mseu
in business, and, Gecree, yon know
you have not. How could you, dear*
when all your afternoons are spent at
HeBut, my love, I have hidden the
truth from you until now. I wanted to
give you a glorious surprise. I do not
goto base-ball games merely to look
SheYou are not i^-'
HeYes, I am the -7^
SheThe pitcher! Oh, George! This
is indeed joy. I thought from the size
and color of yonr hands that yon
worked in a tan-yard.-8/. Louis Critic.
Common sense depends uponftev
feet observation and apprehension.
RELIGIOUS AJfD EDUCATIONAL.
A mechanical training department
will be added to the Minnesota Univer
8 ty at Minneapolis during the summer.
An addition to the building at a cost of
$30,000 whi Le erected.
The late shop Clarkson was in
strum ntal iu building over fifty
churches in Nebraska and Dakota.
Trinity Cathedral in Omaha was built
mainly through his exertions and in
The Archbishop of Canterbury's
salary is $75,000 per ear, and that of
the Aichbishop of Near York $56,000,
Bis top of London $50,000, Bishop of
Durham $40,000, Bishop of Winchester
$&5,000 and the Bishop of Ely $27,000.
The Woman's Home Missionary
Association held its semi-annual meet
ing recently at Boston. Sixteen schools
for the poor are being -maintained in
Utah and the South, and an appeal for
more schools in the latter section was
Education paysignorance costs.
The intelligent person can do things,
and do them ellthe ignorant person
not only works to a disadvantage, but
doe* very little and ery poor work.
Intelligence pavsignorance costs.
American Joui na of education.
A refreshing kind of dignified in
dependence is shown by the New Haven
clergyman. Rev T. R. Bacon, who has
resigned because some of his HOCK are
Oissatished with teachings. He told
them if they didn't like he could
find some other placo wiierj he would
be liked, ami th.u he du'ti't propose to
stay as the pastor o' an} church of
which he was to be an issue.N. Y. Sun.
Trinity Cathedral, in Omaha, re
cently con^ecr^ed by shop Clarkson,
is said to bo quite a remaikable build
ing, especially for a new country. It
is cruciform, with loomv aisles/tran
septs, choir, and clear story and tower
of the Gothic style aich tecture. The
porch is paved with tiles of an ex
quisite pattern The heavy oak doors
are the gift of St Andrew's Church,
Rye Beach, N. H. The cost of the
building is* *100,0J0.Chicago Times.
The urchins of Brazos County,
Tex., know how to make life interest
ing for the schoolmaster The Pilot
tells of one who was called up to be
Hogged, but just a* the hickory was
raised over his head butted his teacher
in the stomach, knocking him over a
table and a bench into a I emote corner
ot the room. Befoie the astonished
pedagogue had reeov ei (d his wind the
ouno goat was gone, ami the rest of
the class weie ampeung over the
fields intent upon a IIO'HLI).
ttisht and Left Hands.
The first difference noted in hands is
that they aie ngh' an I lejt and that
tiiay flpu not (Qioupt in tno hanili of
some infants and ulio s*1
one of the other. It is well known that
no two laces are alike, that no single
face is so peitectly ba'anced that one
side i an evict duplicate oi the other
ada it juM as iruo ihat DO topirs
sons Lave ban Is alike, an I jui,t as cur
tail! that no pair ot hands are exact du
plicates. The differences to bo lound
in that pair of h.nd which are most
alikj are ne ther tew nor doubtful. It
re juues no expert to detect the varia
tions Any pair of hands will exhibit
marked dirtcicnces, which will, when
pointed out, be leadily recognized by
one of ordinary perception.
Usually the hands differ in sizefre
quently di .ering in length and thick
ness, and in firmness and color The
fingers are tengenerallyof differ
ent comparative lengths, and exhibit
also other divergent pecul arities, which
will be leadily noticed by any one who
reads and remembers what we shall
have to say about lingers further on
A very slight examination of any
pair of hands will show that the princi
pal lines even are not exactly alike in
the right and left hands. A careful ex
amination will usually show that no
single line in one hand is exactly like its
fellow in the other band.
I have frequently found two persons
in whom the right band of one was al
most like the right hand oi the other,
and whose left hands were much alike,
but never a person whose right and left
hands were counterparts.
This difierence between the hands
must be carefully noted, and the extent
and meaning of the variation kept con
stantly in mind while reading the per
The left hand indexes the person's
natural emotions, intellectual peculiar
ities and physical status.
The right hand points out the direc
tion in which the individual is develop
ing, and the progress made in the mod
ification of the original possibilities in
to actual character.
In the case of "left-handed" people
this rule is reversed. In short, the
passive hand exhibits the inherited cap
ital of affection, thought and action,
while the active hand indexes the char
acter as developed.
The Astral palmists tell us that if the
lines are alike fair in both hands, they
show that the person resembles the
father as to physical form, and is like
the mother in mental and moral endow
ments The right hand being the
clearer and fairer, shows that tne in
dividual resembles the father in phy
sique,temperand mind this resemblance
increases as the right hand is fairer and
clearer than the lett The left hand ex
hibiting the fairer lines declares the
person to be like the mother physically,
mentallv and morally, the more so as
the left band is manifestly clearer than
the right.B. A. Campbell, in St. Louts
That's my uncle over there," said a
fast young man to his fast companion
'we're pretty near broke, and I'll
strike him for a raise. He won't go
back on me. Bet you the drinks Pll
strike him for a ten and get it. The bet
was made and the young man "struck"
his uncle. A long conversation ensued
Finally the young man returned, his
face flushed with triumph and some
bils in his hands, I told yon I'd make
it," he said 'ma be we can make a
hit on roulette with this." Then his
companion looked at the bills, and there
were only two one-dollar notes. "Bnt
you didn't get ten dollars, did yon?" he
inquired. Yes I did," replied the
nephew, as his tone changed: to one of
sadness, *Hnl I had to take the other
eight dollars out in good advice."
Chicago Herald. J. 3*
Hew She Was Dowered.
Both the Packer boys, Robert audi
Harry, were treated like equals by their
father and mother. In the little village
where this good old man lived there
was a summer hoteL which was patron
lied considerably during the season,
young Harry Packer often taking his
meals there. A young girl named
Lookwood, the daughter of a respecta
ble citizen living near the village, came
In to assist waning on the table. The
frMwaiar of Iterv Packer:*jraeals at
ate mnei atcraetca some attention, ana
his brother Robert, or "Bob," as he was
familiarly and affectionately called by
almost all who ever knew him, said one
day before the father and Harry at the
breakfast table that Harry was sweet on
a little girl down at the hotel, and that
was the reason he did not come to his
meals regularly. Harry colored up a
little, and after they had finished their
breakfast the old Judge seated himself
on the front porch, which overlooks
Mauch Chunk and gives such a mag
nificent view of the Lehigh Valley, the
moving boats and trains which his own
industry had created and brought to
gether. The old gentleman said: "Har
ry, who is this girl Robert refers to?"
Miss Lockwood, father, the daugh
ter of a man you know very well."
Are you goingto marry her, Harry?*'
said the Judge.
"I have some notion of it, father,'*
Well, wait till I go down and see
her," said the Judge and, picking up
his old white hat and cane, the Judge
quietly ambled down to the hotel and
asked for Miss Lockwood. She inno
cently came in the office of the hotel,
with her dining-room apron on, and
seated herself beside the Judge. Just
what he said to her, or she to him, will
never be exactly known, unless she tells
it, but when the Judge came out, he
was smiling, and appeared mighty well
pleased. He went home and found
Harry still sitting on the porch where
he had left him. By this time the
Judge's face had resumed its usual
grave but kind expression. "Well,
Harry," he said, that is a very nice
girl down there, but she has no money.
We must raise her some."
The old Judge put down his memo
randa for $50,000, the mother and oth
ers ioi $25,000 each, and this $150,000
was placed in the bank to the exclusive
and immediate credit of Miss Lockwood
the engagement was announced, the
wedding day fixed, the marriage took
place, and Harry Packer got the girl he
liked Pittsburgh Post.
Didn't Want Any Mistake Made.
At noon a girl about nineteen years
old, and wearing a somewhat faded cos
tume, came up to the delivery window
of the post-office, threw down a letter
and said to the clerk:
"Is that air stamp all squee-gee?"
"Yes, it seems to be all right."
"An' is the address writ so's thar kin
be no show of its gittin' off'n the trail
an' monkeyin all 'round the country
afore it gits to whar it's addressed?"
"Oh, I guess so. The mail boys can
"I don't want no guess work about
it, for that's a matter o' life an' death,
if that letter'11 go straight, say so, an'
if it won't, just unlimber your tongue
an' give me square music
"111 guarantee that it will find the
person to wliom it is &ddfti3S&L gj|j|l
the clerk, who had deciphered the hiero
glyphics on the envelope.
Then that's all right but if it don't
git thar on time 111 have you took up
fur murder. That letter's fur my feller
fet is IIIJSSJJ ssJ kg wm
wouldn't marry him right off he4
hisself, an' I've wiit back that he kin
come on un' double up jest as soon as
wants ter. If that letter don't git thar
straight, Jim's jest fool enough to
swaller a dose of pizen or somethin',
an' mind, young man, that you are lia
ble to be pulled any minute for murder
if he does. My name's Roda Lumly,
an' anybody that knows the Lumlys Ml
tell you that we're not to be fooled with
when human life's at stake."
And she shook a warning finger at
the clerk and walked out.Leadvtlle
What is a bull?
A bull is a person who talks much of
the prosperity of the country, the vast
earning capacities of the railroads, the
big ciops out West, and then eats a ten
cent sandwich for dinner.
What is a bear?
A bear is a person who talks muoh of
the depressed condition of the iron
trade, overpioduction, too many rail
roads, and that everything must go to
smash. In the evening he occupies a
front seat in the crack theater of the
What is a broker?
A broker is one who, in consideration
of a certain commission, properly sees
to it that you "go broke."
What is a put?
A put is an instrument in writing
which secures to you the right of put
ting your money where you will never
see it again.
What is a call'
A call is an instrument of torture be
nevolently issued by a capitalist. The
profits you thought you would make
generally begin after it has expired.
Brokers sometimes accept them as a
What is a margin9
A margin is a sum of money put up
on your deal It has a patent right for
always growing smaller, and is related
by marriage to a stop-order.
What is a stop-order.
A stop order is an electric machine
used in firing you out of the market.
Wall Street News.
A drummer, with a package of
samples under his arm, determined to
attend a concert in St. Lonis without
having to pay a cent. Just as he was
passing the man at the door that gentle
man detained the commercial traveler
and said "ticket" "I haven't got
any." "Then you will have to pay or
you can't go in." "All right, the per
formance can come off this evening
without my solo on the flute." "Beg
your pardondidn't know yon were a
performer. Go right on in."Texas
There are 12,000 natives of Italy in
the city of New York and 10,000 natives
Indian Annuity Paymeabv
In the matter of horses and wagons
the Delaware Indians are far ahead of
the citizens of Southeastern Missouri
and Arkansas. Scarcely a scrubby
Texan or plains pony could be found
among them. Tneir horses were large,
some very large, and showed an ad
mixture of Norman and Messenger
stock. The average of the hundreds
on the payment ground would un
doubtedly have gone above 1,000
pounds, while many animals weigh
ing 1,200 and 1,400 pounds were
among them. One pair measured fully
seventeen hands high, were well built,
in good condition, and were held at
$500. The wagons were mainly from
Wisconsin factories. Quite a number
of two-seated spring*Wagons were on
the ground, in which the families had
come to receive tEeir payment.
The mode of paying was exceeding
ingly primitive at the start Agent
Tuffts and two clerks took their seats
on a loo under the trees, near the bank
tWIIOLH 2JUMBR 358
ox tne creee, wun tne ron oi names
entitled to payments on large folio
sheets spread across their knees. The &
Delaware Chiefs formed a ring around
them, and the work of correcting these
rolls was gone over before beginning
to pay. The names were called out Oc
casionally some Delaware would sav,
"Dead!" "Diedlast winter!" "Diedsince
the last payment!" etc. The proper
entry, containing date and cause of
death so far as known, would be made
opposite the name, and.the next on the
list called As the women's names
were called who were widowsor singkth^
adults at the date of last pavment, the
following responses were often made:
"No increase!" "One increase!"%or
"Two increase!" meaning, in the latter
cases, the number of childrenbornsince
she was last paid. The first payment
was made to a petite woman of bru-"
nette complexion, wearing an elegant
blackcashmere dress, fashionably made,
and having an infant in arms. "How
many shares?" called out Agent Tuflts.
"Four shares," replied the clerk, look-^i
ing at the figures opposite her name
the roll. "One hundred and twentyvfeon^M'
dollars," responds Mr. Tuffts, as he
counts out six $20 silver certificates,.,
and throws them down, faces up andU^
squarely across each other, so that
every one present could verify the ac-*r|
curacy of his count. In the meantime^
a table had been procured from some
quarter, covered with a red blanket,
and over this the payments were rapid-1*^
ly made. The second payment was to -S.
a woman also, with a child in arms. -J
"Three shares," calls out the clerk."?
"Ninetydollars" is the agent's re
sponse, as he counts the silver certuV tm
cates. It may interest some persons t&^-**M
*\ow that the first package of money
opined by the agent wassecurelysealed
and labeled $13,000. The paper was^
carefully cut open and the money takenf*^*
out so as to keep the seals unbroken.*
The paper inclosure isalways preserved*^*-?
as carefully as the bills until the cor-A|%*
rectness of its contents is verified. AllL
of this $13,000 was in silver certificates.^
Cor St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The Drift Toward Cities.
No development of modern civiliza
tion is more striking or significaut thanjr
the steady drift of population from theL*
country to the cities. It is not a char-'^
acteristic of any one nation or race.
With so few exceptions that they only*
establish the rule, it holds true of the.
civilized world. 4-
A recent report by Consul Ryder, of
Copenhagen, calls attention to this feat
ure of the last Danish consus. The
kingdom contains 1,980,257inhabitants^
which is an increase of 185,526over the 1
previous census ten years before. By-*
far the largest proportional gain was
made in the capital, the population of]
Capsttbagaii having grown at the an
nual rate of 2.62 per cent, during
the last decade. .The provincial towns
throughout the country show uniformly
large gains while the growth of the
rural districts was slower than ever
kSfSIB.feglltgSRlp 6 P8H 88RL feF the
ten yean, as against 9.7 per cent, hi
the first decade of the century. The
result of this movement from country
to town is seen in the muoh smaller rel
ative difference between the population
of the rural districts and that of the
cities than that which formerly existed.
In 1840 the population of the rural dis
tricts was nearly four times that of ail
the cities. Now the ratio is only 2} to 1.
The relative growth of the urban
population in the United States has
been still more rapid, in 1800 less
than four per cent, of the inhabitants
lived in the six cities, and the propor
tion inoreased during the next forty
years only 8.5 percent, in the f6r%w
four cities that existed in 1840. But in
the succeeding forty years this percent
age was nearly trebled, rising 12.5 per
cent, in 1850, 16.1 in 1860, 20.9 in 1870
and 22.5 in 1880, when the number of
cities had grown to 286. The census
of 1890 Will almost certainly show that
a full quarter of the inhabitants of the
United States live in its cities, against
only a thirtieth of the whole population
in 1790 The change is even more
striking when the metropolis alone is
considered. In 1800 New York City
had 60,489 inhabitants out of the 689,-
051 in the State, and the 5,308,483 in
the country. In 1880 it had 1,206,299
inhabitants, out of 5,082,871 in the
State, and 50,155,783 in the country.
In other words, at the beginning of the
century New York City contained only
about one-tenth the whole population
of New York State, and one-eighty
seventh part of the populatifcn of tine
whole country in 1880 it contained
almost one-fourth of all the people in
the State, and nearly one-fortieth of all
the people in the country.
There is abundant food for reflection
in such figures and comparisons as
these. They show how very different
a country isthe UnitedStates of to-day,
with about one-fourth of the people
living in cities, from the United States
of President Washington's day, when
the half-dozen towns dignified with the
name of cities had altogether bat
131,472 inhabitants to a rural popula
tion almost thirty times asgreat They
indicate the gravity of the new prob
lems in government with which such a
massing of population within city limits
confronts modern civilization.Brook?
A new Philadelphia song is called
jKJck Me, Darling, ere I Snore."
An old British army pensioner ro
Jates this story of General "Chinese"
Gordon: On the first-day on which nre
was opened at Sebastopol from the
twenty-one gun# battery the sand-bags
forming one of *the embrasures caught
fire from the flash of a too-cloeery
mounted gun. A corporal and a sapper'
of the engineers were told off to repair
the damage. The corporal orderedtue
sapper to mount the embrasure, aad
roposed to hand up the fresh bags to
They were under heavy fire at
the time, and the sapper, with
want of discipline, certainly, dem
to this arrangement, ana si
that the corporal should get
that he (the sapper) wouldgo
the handlng-up business. There
bit of a wrangle over it. Gordon, who
was passing, inquired into the matter,
and, quietly yelling to the corporal,
"Never order a man to do what yon
are afraid to do yoocaelf," got up on
the pile of bags himself^and said:
"Come up here, both of you/' aad
then ordered his men who were work
ing the guns to hand the oags-np. The
storm of bullets swept over Gordon and
the two men, but bis charmed Hfe
seemed to protect the trio. He finished
his work and camedown as cooDy as he
had mounted. But the lemon wa aerv
er forgotten, and there's a fine rh#
about the words: Never order a man
to do a thing yon are afraid todoy*u
Chinese Gordon at Sebastopoi., I