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HER FATAL REPLY.
*'I dreamed," said she, most archly smil
"That you proposed the other night
Her -voice was low, her glance beguiling,
Her profile lurned toward the light.
''Indeed!" said he. of leap year thinking,
And hoiv&heyeaniel to catch a beau—
His untried soul from that iate shrinking—
"Dreams go by contraries, you know."
"So I have heard, she ispered, mnsinsr
He hoped «die took the proper vie\t—
How in-, thick wit he's now abusing!—
"Well, then, I must propose to you."
THE CAPTAINS STOEY.
N the early part of 1800 and
shortly after my shipwreck,
of which I wrote the Suna
some time ago, one of the
owners of the ill-fated vessel,
in a spirit of condolence at
my misfortune, remarked:
"Now, if you were only an
engineer I could give you a
position." To this I readi
ly replied that I could fill
The fact was I filled several posi
tions in the fire-room, and even as a
boy know something about steam en
This reminds me of my first exper
ience in engineering. On this occasion
I was firing aboard a steam tug. A
companion, a few years my senior,
was a hand on the same boat. At
the dock, after our day's work was
done, and in the early morning before
starting out, my companion and I
were often wont to play "steamboat
ing." He in the pilothouse—myself in
the engine-room—would send down
the bells and I would respond to them.
I In this way, for long months, we kept
$ it up till Mull and I ielt ourselves full
fledged, and were clamorous for devel
opment into a broader scope.
Alas! We Avere challenged.
One fine morning, while going
thiou^h our drill, Ave were hailed:
"Tiu ahoy." Looking to the stream
described a vessel flying a signal
fill .1 tUg."
Kqu.il to the occasion, we cast off
li iIOH and backed out, and in a short
tune the Kate Avas alongside the ves
itli a salutation from "Capt."
Mull to the "skipper" of the latter.
'W hme do you want to go, captain
Tne destination being fixed and the
pi ite mutually agreed upon the an
•clmi was hove up and the Kate Avent
tu_rumg away, the wharf being duly
IVH lied and the vessel docked, and
"nor a-n egg broken." The next thing
is tor ub to return to our wharf and
ni'il the Kate snug and fast at her
at u^tomed place ere our captain and
-eiuuieer put in an appearance.
limin our forebodings—Mull at
the rtlmel, Ike at the throttle—when
A\e beheld both of those gentlemen
Avaitmgon the Avharf. The latter
gave us a familiar smite, while the
former greeted us \Aith.
"Where have you rapcalsbeen?"
As there was a in the job Ave had
hoped lor a kindly recognition from
OUL- enraged "skipper" on tendering
the same, but "ne'er a smile smiled
You can dot it down as a fact that
that wras the last of Mull and I practic
But to go back. I was duly install
ed in the position offered me as
yneer and filled it to the satisfaction
my employers. We Avere some
thirty miles from NeAV York, on the
Jirsey coast, and during the memor
able "Lincoln campaign" I joined the
Wideawakes' ranks. Night after
night the boys went marching through
the streets of th3adjacent towns, vi/.
Newark, Elizabeth, Rahway, and New
BrunsAvick—While the air Avas rent
with the musical strains of our
companying bands. I tell you
boys had lots of fun playing soldier.
Then came election day. 'Twns my
first vote—and it Avent for ''Uncfe
Abe." Important as that first vote
seemed to me it is strange that it Avas
my last—but such is the fact.
In the course of events I acquired
the command of a vessel. On March
4, '61, Lincoln's inauguration, I re
member our ship AVas lying at West
Philadelphia. I Avas a cold blustery
day and Ave were loading a cargo for
Richmond, Va. We set sail and indue
time reached that port to realize that
war Avas not a, thing spoken of merely,
but actually in progress
At Richmond at that time and un
der existing circumstances it Avas even
"dangerous to be safe." During our
stay in port "mum" had been the
Avord Avith our crew. My mate, an
"Old sea dog," always on the alert
had been keeping an eye to windward
and more than once he had said,
"Captain, we're not going to get aAvay
We finally discharged OUL* cargo and
business matters were arranged for
our departure. Our vessel's head was
v\ ell up at the head of the "basm."
We threAV off lines and started 6n our
A ay, entering the locks at the Rock
ets, and the gates Avere closed after x\%
by the locktender. All bid fair foe
the E. Headley and crew to soon be
fairly under way toAvard home, a
place more congenial to our senti
But, to the contrary, Ave soon found
the lock-tender surrounded by a mob.
Then the wickets were closed. At this
juncture I demanded to know the
meaning of all this.
A rather consequential-look sort of
.a somebody stepped forward as the
spokesman for the gang and said:
"We haAre seized your vessel. You
can not leave here." I asked: "Who
are you, and by AA'hat authority do
you do this?'%
Pulling a large document out of his
pocket he asserted: "In the name of
tthe southern confederacy."
Said I: "What about thA r»r«w?"
To Avhich he replied: "To with
them it's the vessel Ave want.
The fact Avas our craft was rather
attractive, something of a sailor, and
her spars and general make-up gave
her much the appearanceof a "cutter"
rather than that of a merchant vessel.
Realizing that we were caged for the
time being, at least, I left the vessel in
charge of my mate and crew, giving
them positive orders not to surrender
or abandon the vessel in my ab
Remembering that my father was
a Virginian and knoAving that in my
consingee I had a good friend, I at
once repaired to the latter and soon
we Avere pulling wires that reached
the ear of Gov. Wise, effecting our re
In this happening there was rather
singular coincidence. My father at
the same time was at Norfolk Avith
his vessel. He was captured by the
"rebels" and his craft about to be
scuttled Avith other vessels as a
means of blockading the harbor, when
his release Avas consummated through
the efforts of our mutal benefactor,
Gov. Wise. Upon obtaining the release
of my vessel I lost no time in joining
my mate and creAV,who were in anxious
waiting, and soon our craft was on
her Avay down the James. Meantime
my mate and self discussed the
problem as to our destination. The
fact Avas our charter called for the
delivery of a certain cargo at Rich
mond, thence to proceed to a point
on the Chickahominy river for a car
go of Avood for New York.
Ordinarily the close call Ave had just
experienced at Richmond was enough
to intimidate us from entering anoth
er "hot bed," and nothing but our re
cent good fortune rather than pluck
and fighting qualities Avas the incen
tive that enabled us to carry out our
prescribed charter. Even at the best
my mate and creAV were not in har
mony with a stop anyAvhere Avithin
range of the enemy's guns, so that our
stay on the river was decidedly un
comfortable and attended with nu
merous forebodings. During the load
ing of our cargo my mate Avas persist
ent in believing that a Avatch was kept
over us continually. He said that "Ave
never should get away from there."
HoAvever, Ave finally finished taking in
our cargo, and abiding a favorable
opportunity made good our escape
(guard or no guard) and proceeded
down to the mouth of the James riv
er. It Avas just our luck to strike an
easterly spell of Aveather, and weeks
were spent ere Ave had. favorafale
weather to proceed to sea.—Washing*
Aunt Lucy's Burglar.
Receptions of the common kind
may be guided by a manual of eti
quette, but when the question is one
of receiving a burglar, the oracles are
dumb, and the surprised, unwilling
hostess must act for herself. "Aunt"
Lucy Watts, Avho lives in a lonely
farm house on the Falmouth road,
near Portland. Maine, originated a
method that others might very well
The method presupposes presence of
mind, courage and truthfulness, but
these exercised, the result should be
satisfactory, as in her case. She tells
the story in her brief, brisk, decided
"Isaac 'n' Ruth 'n' the young ones
had gone to Waterville to spend
Christmas, left me all soul alone
all but this dratted rheumatiz. That
stayed right by me, same's it most
gener'ly does. Worried me so 't 1 went
to bed at dark.
"A light in my eyes Avaked me up
sudden, 'long the middle o' the night.
wiu a big feller Avith a cloth over
his face stan'in' jest inside the door.
I ri/ up in bed, 'n' we looked at each
'What ye want?' says I.
'Where's the silver?' says he.
'Huh!' Th' aiut none,' says I, I
laughed. Me havin' silver!
"Seemed to kind o' discourage him,
'n' he moved backAvards.
'Say,' says I, agm, 'latch the door
ye leave!' 'N' then I shook up
piller 'n' turned over 'n' Avent to
'N' he didn't take nothin'."
The Lottery of Book-selllnsr.
Opie P. Read sold his first novel
outright for $125. This Avas "Len
Gassett," and the purchasers were
Houghton. Mifflin & Co., of Boston.
The novel did not sell very well, but
a Chicago publisher fancied he could
make money out of the copyright. To
this publisher the Boston firm sold
the copyright and stereotype plates
for $100, and the Chicago man forth
with printed a new edition and began
to push it with the trade. Up to this
time 60,000 copies of the book have
been .bold, and the sale continues
steadily. The same publisher took
Ignatius Donnelly's story ot "Caesar's
Columns" after it had been rejected
in manuscript by the leading publish
ers of the country, and 150,000 cop
ies of this Avork have been sold al
though 2,500 copies had to be given
aAvay before newspaper critics could
be induced to read and notice the
baok —Chicago News.
Stays for Sobbing.
"Sobbing stays," or corsets "a, sang
lots," are a French additicn to a
mourning outfit. With his knowledge
of the niceties of his professiMi, the
French dressmaker understands that
Avhen a woman sobs unrestrainedly
her frame undergoes certain physical
convolutions that might be detriment
al to her toilet if stiff, unyielding
stays Avas her support. To permit,
therefore, madame's grief to expend
itself naturally and still protect her
costume from any danger resulting
therefrom, these stays are provided.
A triangle of elastic is set in at each
side, which "gives" with every violent
outburst of grief, and no harm is done.
The art of the French man-milliner
,,Record S J&a JZ
TSG'ME FAR1I MISCELLANY.
PRACTICAL MATTERS O JfAL
UE TO FARMERS.
No Moldy Corn for Horses—Detect
gtgg ingr Tainted Milk—Alsike
%X* No Moldy Corn For Horses.*
About a year ago a mysterious dis
ease broke out among the horses in
Kansas and adjacent States. I Avas
popularly knoAvn as "staggers" and
"mad staggers," but science dignified
it by the sounding name "Euzootic
cerebritis," which did not, however,
make it less mysterious—nor save the
horses. Investigation at last brought
the fact to light that the disease was
caused by feeding corn Avhich had been
attacked by a mold—Aspergillus
glaucus, the spores of which gained
entrance to the circulation and found
lodgment in the kidney and liver. In
these organs the spores germinated,
causing often fatal inflammation.
The cerebral symptoms, or "staggers,"
were the result of the formation of an
abcess in the cerebrum. The cause
of the abcess was an interference with
the blood supply, probably from
siores or mycelia of the mold getting
A feeding experiment made by Dr.
Mayo, D. V. S., Avith a two-year-old
colt established the tact that this
moldy corn was the real cause of the
mischief. He also inoculated a guinea
pig Avith spores of the same mold,
Avith fatal results. In France and
Germany similar experiments Avith
rabbits caused the death of the ani
These experiments clearly indicate
the danger of feeding corn that has
been attacked by mold. I is sug
gested that "an ounce of prevention
is Avorth many pounds of cure." And
the best prophylactic is to refrain
from feeding moldy corn or turning
horses into fields where theA,*- have ac
cess to such eorn. In feeding corn in
the ear or from the crib the moldy
ears should be carefully picked out or
the moldy tips broken off. When the
corn is shelled it can be poured into
Avater, when the moldy kernels Will
float and can be skimmed off.
The treatment of the disease con
sists in keeping the animal as quiet as
possible, in a clean, dry, well ventil
ated strong box stall, and adminis
tering about seven drams of aloes as
a purgative. One dram of iodide of
potash, or three drams of bromide of
potash, may be given in sufficient
Avater, and cold applications made to
the head by means of wet cloths.
Should the spinal column be affected
a moderately strong blister mav be
applied above the spine. Care should
be taken to excite the animal as little
as possible, and to avoid choking it in
giving medicine, as it is often diffi
cult for the animal to swalloAv.
Among the four principal animals—
horses, mules, cattle and hogs—the
three last named do not contract the
This disorder does not appear to
be very prevalent, presumably be
cause of the nondevelopment of the
mold Avhich induces it. Bu" its fatal
character when once contracted
should admonish horse owners to be
veiy careful not to feed moldy corn
to their equine animals.
The busy season of spring is again
here. I presume most farmers have
already engaged their help for the year.
To those Avho have not, I would sug
gest that they had better "look a lee
tle out" lest their wide-awake neigh
bors who always look and plan ahead
engage all the best help and leave a
poor assortment to choose from for
the man Avho puts everything off until
the eleventh hour.
I fear that all farmers do not fully
realize the importance of employing
none but careful, steady, industrious,
temperate, moral, upright, conscien
tious men—men (or boys) Avho are
"all wool and a yard wide and will
neither rip, ravel nor tear," and in
whom implict confidence may bethey
placed. Such men are by no means
numerous, and may, and doubtless
will, ask a dollar or two per month
more than average or customary
Avages, which should not be begrudged
them by their employers, for they are
vastly cheaper at any reasonable
Avages than is the vicious, indolent,
careless, intemperate, immoral, un
scrupulous hand, at nothing.
If the farmer has sons with whom
the hired hand Avorks and associates,
it is hard to overestimate the im
portance of securing a man who is
strictly temperate and moral. ,We
spend vast sums of money to main
tain schools, chinches, etc., that Ave
and our children may be taught
(among other things) temperance and
morality. Then, brother farmers,
consistency demands that we see to it
that the good influence thus exerted
is not over-balanced or placed in
jeopardy by the evil influence of the
Some men, like some horses, will
not Avork Avell single, but if sent out
to work alone will crawl under a
shade tree and await the ringing of
the dinner-bell others will not work
well double, being to full of talk to do
much of anything but tongue Avork,
at Avhich they are very proficient and
still others will not Avork Avell either
single or double, but will squeal, balk
and kick out of the traces. These of
course are very serious faults or
objections, and farmers shouldjp.ve
such hands a- wide berth.
Some men possess a happy faculty
of being able tp do most any kind of
Avork Avithout assistance. They can
grind an ax, scythe, sheep shears, etc.,
and do their own turning can go to
the Avoods, cut down a tree and saAv
it up into wood or logs with an ordin
ary cross-cut saw can shock wheat or
oats, and even pitch and build on a
load when necessity seems to require
It can drive a bunch of hogs or sheep
to market, and do many other things
that are commonly supposed to re
quire two persons to accomplish. In
looking about for help employ such a
man, providing of course he is all
right in other respects, and—yon can
find him. Whether you have a good,
bad or indifferent hand, treat him
well. Don't get angry and scold and
abuse him, but reprove him mildly.
He will respect you for it, and you
AVIII feel better over it.—Frank Leslie
in Ohio Farmer. ,, ,* #.-?- «a*#
Detecting Tainted Mllk.^
A correspondent of Hoard's Dairy
man thiuks that it is better to test
milk before it reaches the table, as it
can be easily done. He says: Milk
can be easily tested at the creamery,
at the private home, or any place in
fact Avhere received by heating a small
quantity to a temperature of 110 to
115 degrees. At this temperature it
will be very easy for the average nose
to tell what, if anything, is the matter
with the milk. I have tested milk in
this Avay that brought to my mind the
hog pen, the cow stable, filthy cans
and various other taints. The taint
from the hog pen was absorbed by
the milk, it having been exposed to
this odor during the night in an open
vessel, The stable odor is caused by
filthy milking and by exposure to the
stable atmosphere after milking. Cold
milk does not reveal its imperfections
so readily as warm milk. The man
receiving milk at the weigh can
will often detect something wrong,
but cannot quite tell what
it is. In such cases warm a small
quantity, and then you will be
able to tell the owner what is wrong
with it. I is much better to be able
to tell a patron Avhat the trouble is
than to simply tell him it is bad. By
locating the difficulty, you not only
help the patron but you strengthen
yourself in the opinion of said patron,
by convincing him that you knoAv
your business. The patron may be
caring for his milk as Avell as he knows
IIOAV. This I learned to be a fact in
case Aviththe hog pen odor milk above
mentioned. The man told me that
the milk Avas kept over night in a
room several rods from the hog pen,
and he could hai-dly believe it absorb
ed anything from the hog pen at that
distance. He remedied the trouble
immediately. In this case Ave could
tell at the Aveigh can that the milk
Avas not right, but could not tell Avhat
the trouble was so heated a sample
to 115 degrees and brought it out so
plain that any kind of a nose could
This variety of clover, known also
as Swedish, giant white and hybrid
clover, has gained in popular favor as
it has become more generally knoAvn.
It is especially adapted to AA'et,
sloughy land, Avhere until it AA'asmtro
duced, only coarse grass of little val
ue could be made to grow. Sown on
these compaiatively Avorthless
places, it transforms them into val
uable sources of excellent hay. The
editor of a Western agricultural pa
^er writes that he has sown alsike
for a number of years in slough and
wet places. He SOAATS it in the spring
and keeps the slough grass mowed off
so as to give the young alsike the ben
efit of heat and lre ht. The latter he
regards as essential to success in
groAvmg alsike in slough-land. By
means the slough may soon be sub
dued and made a "thing ot beauty,"
instead of concentrated ugliness.
Alsike clover is a perennial plan t, and
thus, unlike the otlfer clovers, does
not die out every second year. I
makes excellent hay, and, mixed Avith
an equal amount of ""timothy hay,
affords a desirable ration for btock.
It does not do as Avell as red and
mammoth clover on dry, rolling land.
Its special adaption is to wet locali
ties, and the quality of the hay pro
duced is excellent.
Farmers AVIIO have wet spots on
their farms which cannot be conven
iently drained at once would do well
to SOAV them to alsike, and thus, with
little trouble make them useful unti'
can be reclaimed by drainage.
Value of Blue Crass.
Blue grass oan never get such a start
as when grown with orchard grass,
and in this respect the tAvo go together.
Blue grass, when once started and
established on the land, is a great
crop for fattening cattle. On certain
lands it is almost as valuable, con
sidering the less cost of production, as
grain and corn. The cost of main
taining such a pasture is small, and if
the land is cheap it pays to cultivatq
it in preff rence to many other crops
—W. E. Farmer.
Farm Notes. .,
The farmer, to be successful, said a
speaker at a dairy meeting recently,
must be a man morally, physically
and intellectually. True as gospel.
Seed corn should be carefully tested
before planting, so that there may be
no unnecessary waste of time and la
bor by th use of poor seed.
Texas raises and markets more cati
tie than any other state, and A
the industry is fully deyeloped and
the stock improved by judicious grad
ing and breeding, there will be millions
Florida is probably the best timber
ed state in the Union. Out of about
30,000,000 acres only some 3,000,
000 are included in larms, the rest,
nineteen twentieths, exclusive of the
area covered by lakes and riverf, be
ing covered with heavy forests. £?^4
No man need neglect his fruits or his
garden crops or his poultry because
he made a special feature of some
class of stock, bu*. he should feel that
some one thing i/hich will consume
the raw materia} un the farm
Empire Mill Co-,
ROLLER MILL, I I
2 4 Rollers and 4 Burrs.
We take pleasure in informing the
public that we are now ready for
business. The best machinery and
all the latest improvements
manufacture of flour enable as to
compete with the best mills in the
We are constantly buying
W a ',,-
At the Highest Market Prices.
We sell all kinds of
AT LOW RATES,
Special Attention given to
An extra stone for grinding feed.
Wood taken for cash or in exchange
Empire 111 Co.
and CHEAP SALES.
Fir*, W«B Buildin Mid 0t€«yl»
Vine Presse fo»
a a fronts.
H»T« tfe« tost o! shipping facilities »s4
*rlil pay prompt attsutioo to mail •rdss*
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
KDETE & MGEL
MASONS AND CONTRACTORS.
A.U kind* ot mason work and plastering
done to order, whether in city or country.
Reference, C. A. Ochs.
NEW ULM, MINN.
E A A E
FRANK SCHNOBRIGH, Proprietor.
Having taken M. Epple's meat market, I
am prepared to wait on all customers with
fresh meats, sausage, haras, laid, etc, al
ways on hand. Orders ironithe country
Kiesling Block, New Ulm, Minn.
WINES AND FINE LIQUORS.
I handle Bourbon Whiskey. Dave Jones'
Brandy, Anderson Club. Cognac, and Im
ported Port Wme for medical use also the
celebrated St. Julien Claiets, Ithine and
Rieslins? Wines and Champagne Whiskey
ranging in price from $1 50 to $6 per gallon.
My goods are ol the very best grades and
are guaranteed as represented.
Our br«weryts fully equipped and able to fill
Minn. Str. New Ulm, Minn.
The only first class brick fire proof
Hotel in the city.
Schapekahm Brothers & Co.Whips,
Contractors and Builders,
Plans and specifications furnished to or
der. Having received new, and lmnroved
machinery we are able to lurnish all kinds
ofworkinour line, as Sash, Doors and
Mouldings also all kinds of Turned and
Scroll Saw Work.
Mrs. Anton Olding.
OPPOSITE POST OFFICE NEW ULM
Has on Hand a good stock of Millinery
Goods consisting in part of Hats, Bonnets,
Velvets, Silks, Ribbons, Feathers Human
Hair, Flowers &c.
Also Patterns for stamping Monograms.
Stamping of all kiiids. Embroiderr
Work, German Knitting and Bergman's
Zephyr Yarns a specialty
G. H. CHADBOURN,
Collections and all Business pei
taining to Banking Promptly
litfUHCTURERS OF CflOICE SpftllS WiiBT
town lo. Bank.
COR Hit AN CENTR
New Ulm, Minn.
ROLLER E Co,
Received First Premiums at
Minnesota State Fairs 1887,1889.
Iowa State Fair 1887. St. Louis
Agricultural and Mechanical As
sociation Fair 1887.
C. L. Roos,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Cor. Minnesota and Center
NEW ULM MINN.
AND DEALER IN
Tobacco and Smokers' -Article?
NEW ULM, MINN
CHOICE WINES and LIQUORS.
Crystal Spring, Bourbon Whiskey, Hen
nessy Brandy, and Otard, Dupuy & Com
pany Cognac. Imported Tarragona Poit«
for private or medical rue. The celebrated
St. Julien Clarets and California Reeling
wines. Whiskey ranging price from
$1.50 to $4,00 per gallon. Pure Alcohol
$3 00 per gallon.
WMZEL SGHOTZKO, Proprietor
Custom grinding solicited. Will
grind wheat for (one eigth) or ex
change 84 fts. flour, 5 lbs. shorts and I
lbs. bran for one bushel of wheat. Floui
and feed sold at low rates and deliy«r«4
A New Ulm free of expense.
FRANK & BENTZIN.
—»nd Dtaltr 1B—
Collars, and alt oth-
er articles usually kept
in a first-tdass har
New harnesses made to erder and
pairing promptly attended to.
NEW MLM, MINK
L1TH, SHINGLES, BOOBS,
SASH AND BLim
Lime, Cement and CoaL
O it maflfa*
O S. SCHMUCKER
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA
Pore ben soW im inaatltlM to suit tfct