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'WHICH ONE DO YOU SAY,
'When I was young for,Sunday's feast
We u$ed to have potatoes
JLnd chicken fixings, beans, and beets.sf|
And with them, oit, tomatoes srs*j
aBut yesteraa a gourmand gray. *$
A pig from head to fat toes 2 ^Vf
Informed me that of vegetables ^1
He much preferred—tomatoes,"fe^I
For other folks I wouldn't care,
Although my words were not those
3?hey proper deemed, but she I lo\e,
She always says—tomottoes.
LESS my soul' Well,
this is singular'"
Supposing the read
er may feel a little cu
rious to know what
it was that Mr Greg
ory considered so sin-
gular, we TVill take the
liberty of glancing
over the newspaper
which he has just laid
down, and read the
^advertisement. It runs as follows.
"INFORMATION WANTED—Of Janet
Campbell, who came from Scotland in 1810
if she is living, and this.notice should meet
Iier eye, she will find something very much
vto her advantage by calling on Pcleg Brief.
.Attorney at law, No Court Street."
John Gregory was a substantial
"business man, resident in the good
city of Boston, S. A., and was well
.known on 'Change some twenty
years since. Although well-to-do and
abundantly able to support a wife,
forty-eight years had elapsed and still
fie was a bachelor. To tell the truth,
there was very little romance about
Gregory, and if ever he did mar
ry probably money would have more
to do with detevmininghischoice than
.Any softer sentiment
ck John Gregory, avoiding the
'matrimonial snares which were laid
for him by enterprising matrons who
liad large families of daughters to dis
of. lived quietly in a modest
'house for which he had been fortunate
enough to secure a capable housekeep
who understood his peculiar tastes
Janet Campbell—this was the name
of the housekeeper—was of Scotch
'birth and lineage, but had been
brought to America while yet a child,,
•by her father, who fancied he could
^succeed better in building a fortune in
the New Wtorld than in the Old,
"Bless my soul'' ejaculated John
Gregory "Well, this is singular' To
•think or its being my housekeeper,
to I've heard of such tilings before,
but it never came home to me as I
a sa\ before. I wonder how much
money she is likely to receive, for of
course it is money. 'Very much to
Iier advantage'—that's what the no
trice says I declare, I'\e a good mind
•to go and see this Mr Brief Janet
has not seen it, and I may be in some
sense considered to be her jrepresenta
Acting upon this determination, My.
'^Gregory took his hat and cane, and,
wifchmoie than his usual alacrity,
'turned his steps in the direction of
Court Stieet He soon found himself
wn the ofhce of Mr. Brief.
A small, dapper man turned upon
tiim'an inquiring look
said John Gregorj,
"The same." responded the little
"It I mistake not, you are the one
•who is referred to in an advertisement
•in this morning's paper
"In the matter of Janet Campbell?"
'"Can ou give any information re
garding her'" asked Brief, with sudden
"I think so," answered Gregory,
"Think so' Don't you know so
-Gregory, hardly believing his ears.5
"Yes or twenty-five thousand
-•dollars in our currency."
"But how did it come about? Who
dett the morfey, and how do you
happen to be connected with the
"As far as I can understand, this
was the way it occurred —An uncle oi
-Janet, by name Robert, wandered off
•to the East Indies, and there, hap
,pening into a profitable occupation,
-managed to accumulate the sum
-mentioned. He returned to Scotland,
but being of an irritable disposition,
rfeli out with his relatives at home,
-and in a fit of pique, probably, made
& will devising his property to his
iniece, Janet He soon afterwards
died, and the will came in force. The
'business of finding out the heiress,
who was kuown to be, or to have
•*been, in this neighborhood, was in
trusted to me. In order the better to
-euceeed, I caused the advertisement
which attracted your notice to be in
^•erted in the papers. That is all I
iiknow about the matter."
To fail in aught that she expects,
Intolerable the thought grow*.
1 trembling «ay "Now, give me, please,
—Grace MacGowan Cooke
A HASTY MATCH.
""I am much obliged*to you for your
Information, sir" said John Gregory.
"In regard to finding the person you
have advertised, you may set your
mnfd entirely at rest. Day after to
morrow I will call with her inperson."
So saving John Gregory bowed and
left the office. "*5
"Five thousand founds. Twenty
five thousand dollars," he muttered
to himself «'Who would have thought
Janet would ever be so rich? I sup
pose that she won't be willing to re
main as my housekeeper any longer.
Can't blame her. Bu how am I going
to get along without her? Nobody
know exactly how to suit me in every
respect as she does."
John Gregory walked on awhile in
thouchtful silence, ?ffJg
"Twenty-five thousand dollars is a
good deal of money," thought he. "I
wonder what she'll do with it
would be a great deal of service to me.
With the help of it, I could double my
John Gregory thought a while long
er, and a new and happy idea flashed
"There is one way of accomplishing
both these desirable objects—retaining
Janet in my family and obtaining
possession of this money—and that is
to marry her
John was at first startled by his
thought, but the longer he har
bored it the more reasonable it
"To be sure, she isn't handsome,
nor is she very young for that matter.
However, she n«ust be some few yeais
younger than myself, and when a man
reaches forty-eight, he can't afford to
be very particular on that point.
Zaunds' I'm half determined—yes I
will propose, and that without waste
John Gregory went home to dinner
a little earlier than usual
It so happened that Janet, for a
wonder, had not succeeded so well as
usual with the dinner, and this, know
ing as she did how particular he was,
made her teel nfprvous and fidgety.
However, to her surprise, he ate with
out appearing to remark that any
thing was out of the way.' He seemed
unusually abstracted, as if he were in
tently thinking of something. At
lenerth he said abruptly,—
"Janet, did you come to this coun
try the year 1840?"
"Yes, sir," answered Janet, in sur
prise. "But how did you know
"I believe you told me once, Jan
"Howlonghave you been with me
"Eight years, sir."
"You have been very faithful,
ha\ been very well satisfied with
"I am%ure I am glad of it, sir,"
said Janet, in increased surprise. "I
am sorry the dinner isn't better cook
ed to-day, but things seemed to work
"The dinner is excellent," said Greg
ory "It couldn't be better."
"Well, I declare," thought Janet, "I
wonder what's come over him. I ex
pected a scolding
"I hope that you will always stay
with me, Janet
"I am sure, sir," said the astomsned
house-keeper, "I shall be happy to do
so, that is, if you are satisfied with
"Satisfied with you' Perfectly But
it is not as a housekeeper that I de
sire you to remain with me."
"Not as a housekeeper'" eiaculated
Janet. "I am sure," thought she, "I
don't know what's come over Mr.
Gregory. He does not appear at all
as he usually does."
"No, Janet not as a housekeeper.
You have served me so well in that
capacity that I am convinced you
would make an admirable wife."
"Oh, Mr. Gregory'", exclaimed the
"You will not be so cruel as to re
Excuse my mode of speaking, but you
•are aware that we require something*
"Then, sir," said the visitor, "I
nnay say unequivocally and positively
at I know where Janet Campbell is
•to to be found."
"Then you will have the goodness
to intorm me."
"Yes, but not to-day. Two days
hence I will bring the person herself
bere. Meanwhile, as I appear as her
•representative, I shall be glad to
fknow of what nature the advantage
speak of is."
"I will tell you," answered Brief,
apparently satisfied of the good faith
of his visitor. "You will agree that I
-haven't exaggerated the character of
the advantage when I tell you that it
is the form of, and amounts to,
live thousand pounds."
"Five thousand pounds
"But you are only joking, sir
•'Joking' I was never more se
"I have" always thought a great
deal of you, Mr. Gregory," said the
spinster, hesitating, "and if you de
sue it very much, I—I don't know
that I ha\ any objection
The enraptured Gregory jumped to
his feet, and crossing to the opposite
side of the table, mi printed a chaste
salute upon the faded cheek oi the.
"You shouldn do so, Mr. Greg
ory," said she with a faint scream.
"Why shouldn't I, as we are going
to be married? But I say, Janet, will
you be ready to have the ceremony
"To morrow'" repeated Janet,
startled by his precipitancy. "I
haven't gotanytning suitableto wear.
It will take at least three weeks to get
"No such thing," said Gregory,
promptly. "Just" put on the best
dress you have. That will do well
euough, As for the finery which, I
suppose it's natural enough for a
woman to want, you shall have as
much of that as you want after mar
"I won't hear any but," said Greg
ory, decisively. "Say 'yes' or no.'
Will you be ready to be married to
morrow at twelve?"
'Yes said Janet, who had been so
much in the babitrot obeying her em
ployer, that she did not realize the
different relationship he was about
to hold to her.
"Then I will tell the Reverend Mr.
Smith to be here at that time. By
the way, I shall prefer to have it a
private ceremony, without any un
suited Janet also. The next
day at twelve, the ceremony was cele
brated, and Janet Campbell became
Mrs John Gregory.
It was on the morning succeeding
the marriage. Mr. Gregpry having
despatched his first cup of coffee, re
"By the way, Janet, I find some
thing in the paper that concerns
"Yes and the gentleman read
aloud the advertisement, with which
the reader is familiar.
that?- There's a windfall
Five thousand pounds'"
"It doesn't .mean, me:
Janet. ff^ 4
"Doesn't mean you!" exclaimed her
husband, in dismay. "Isn't your
name Janet Campbell, and didn't you
come over from Scotland in 184=0?'"'
"Yes," said Janet "but there was
another Janet came over at the same
time, a very distant relative of mine.
She is the one meant in the advertise
"Are you quite sure?" inquired John
Gregory, in great uneasiness. "Didn't
you have an Uncle Robert?"
"I never had any uncle at all. She
had an uncle, however."
On visiting Mr. Brief, Mr. Gregory
found it was to true. The true
Janet Campbell had called upon him
and established her claims. had
become the Jo of febe wrong Janet al
A MIDNIGHT VISITOR, fegg
An Illustration of Hp a Man Can
Alway Find Time for Something
More. .* *-?S*r *V'£3-?
An anecdote told in the "Life ot
Dean Burgon" illustrates how a man,
every hour of whose daily life is oc
cupied finds, like an omnibus, "room
for one more." The Dean, then at
Oxford, wasleaving St-Mary's Church
after morning service" one Sunday
when a gentleman walked up to him,
and with a decided American accent
said, "Stranger, have you* got any
"Well, let me see," said the Dean,
"it is now a quarter-past one o'clock.
I have to get my luncheon, and be
back at the University sermon at two
o'clock. At three o'clock I have a,
pressing appointment. At four o'clock
I have an afternoon service. At six,
if I have time, I shall have some din
"Anyhow, I must be at church again
at Seven for evening service, which will
last until half past eight. Then on
returning to my rooms I shall find 20
or 30 undergraduates waiting tor me,
and I shall be engaged with them un
til about 11 Oh, at 1 1 I shall have
"Ah, I'll come to you at 1 1 said
"The usual routine of the day's
work w&ent on," continued Dean Bur
gon in telling the story, "and—tiredi
as a dog, you know— *I had just
turned the men out of my room at 1 1
o'clock, haying quite forgotten the in
quirer of the morning, when I heard
steps on the stairs, and a knock at
'Come in,' and in came the man,
and again asked, 'Have you any leis
as I was, I said, 'Oh, yes.
Come in. Now, my dear sir, will you
kindly fell me what you want of me
'Well, can you convince me of the
truth of Christianity?'
'What, sir, do YOU really come to
me at this time of night to ask such a
question as that?'
'Yes, stranger, that's what I came
'What do you mean, sir? What
are your doubts?'
'Well, the Gospels', they contra
dict one another.'
'The Gospels contradict one an
other. Now, I pin you to that, sir.
Where do they contradict one anoth
'Oh, so and so
'My dear sir, that is to easy
think of something else."
'No, that's enough. Explain that
"I explained it at once, of course. It
was to ridiculous. He then men
tioned something else, to be as easily
made clear to him and so we went on,
ding-dong, hammer and tongs, until
the college clock struck two, when he
rose to go, saying. 'Well, I guess if any
one has convinced me of the truth of
Christianity, it's ybu—you are so
beastly positive. Good night.'
"Before leaving, he told me he was a
clergyman of the American Church,
but from doubts that arose in his
mind he had thrown up his living, and
had travelled a great deal. He ne\ er
lost an opportunity to hear a preach
er of whom he had heard favorable
mention, and if he found him an earn
est man, he always made a point of
asking him if he could convince, him of
the truth of Christianity."
The Origin of "Whltecao."
The origin of the term "Whitecap,"
according to the statement of Hiram
Berry of New York, was not due _to
the peculiar head-dress worn by this
bad fraternity in Indiana, but to a
family in Ireland who engaged in this
kind of reform. Nearly 10 0 years
ago, when Ireland was more populous
than at present, aud when the people
were not so harassed by British mis
rule, there lived in County Kerry a
large and influential family named
Whitecap, who, whenever any of their
neighbors became to obsterperous
or immoral, waited on them in the
night, took them from their bouses
and gave them a sound threshing
with a cat-o'-nine-tails as a warning
to desist from their wrong doing and
evil praetices. Similar clans were
formed in other sections of Ireland,
all of whom were called Whitecaps,
not White Caps, two words, as they
are written in this country. The
Whitecaps in Ireland were a terror to
evil-doers, and were of value to the
good Order of the society of their day,
but I don't know that there is need
for them in any part of America.
Marbled pork, that is, alternate
streaks of fat and leanis produced at
less cost than solid fat pork and
brings a more ready sale at better
prices. Nice, young, thrifty bogs,
such as clover pasture, wheat bran
and natural exercise will make, "not
highly fattened ones, are what epicures
'demand and pork eaters in general
are beginning to look for f|gL
PRAYEft A N CHICKENS,
Uncle Rastus Explains Their
nectio to a Heartles Disbeliev
"Rastus, how is it you have chicken
for breakfast every morning?" asked
a gentleman of an old colored man,
writes Opie Read in the Banner of Gold.
"You don't raise chickens and I know
you can't afford to buy them."
"Hit's deiaif ob pra'r sah," Rastus
replied. "Yo' membahs degood book
sais ef yo axes in faif git what yo*
"Do you mean to say the Lord
gives you chickens in answer to
,. S a
rayer I #g&&&
"Yes, sah, dat what 1 means."
"Well, it isn't so. Such things dori^
"Yo' gwine nn'ertake ter say dot de
good Lawd won't raise up a chicken
ter de faithful when he's axed in pra'r?"
"Yes, that's what 1 say."
"Den yo' des hoi' on dar till I sais
a wo'd. Yo' don, b'leebe a chicken
come in answerter pra'r ka'se yo' ain'
neber seed none come, an' yo' ain'
neber seed none ka'se yo's lackin' in
faifJ I s'pecks yo* never seed no
mountings moobe, but de good book
says dey kin be moode, by faif an' I
recon hit sho'ly am
no harder fer de
good Lawd, to raise up er po' little
runty ole chicken outen nuffn'en what
it is fer him ter moobe er great big
"Such talk won't do with me,
"Den yerdon' b'leebe what I'ssayin'
bout how I gits dem chickens?"
"Certainly I don't,"
"Den Iden gotter say yo's lackin' in
de spirit of faif an' pra'r, an' I's des
gwine ax de godd Lawd ter open up
"My understanding is all right,
Rastus. I understand perfectly that
you get your chickens out of my
chicken-house at night. I saw you
there last night, and if I see you there
again I'm going to shoot you."
"Dar, now, des see der wickedness
an' s'piciousness ob de worl'y hea't.
Wbat kin'er show faif and prav'r got
longer dem disb'leebm folks what
takes de eberdence ob der own sinful
impuffect eyes io' dey do dat er *der
A it is usually considered desirable
to get rid of such unpleasant neigh
bors, this is an occupation quite out
of the common way. An old hunter,
accustomed to all kinds of dangers,
found that there was money to be
made in, selling rattlesnake oil to the
druggists, and as he had the good
fortune to live among mountains
where rattlesnakes were plentiful, he
concluded to try the experiment of a
Instead of dealing away the rocks
from the side of the hill on which he
had taken up his abode, he gathered
more, until he had made a regular
snake grotto, with plenty of holes in
it, and everything that snakes could
desire for a residence. Catching the
reptiles and introducing them to their
new quarters were mere child's play
for so experienced a hand, and the
que^r farm was soon progressing
But the hunter did not wish to re
ceive calls from his wriggling tenants,
he took care to build his own dwelling
very substantially of stone,-an
cemented it both inside and out be
fore he stocked the farm. No snake
could get in very easily, even had it
been disposed to leave the charming
quarters so carefully provided for
it, and this feeling ot se
curity was a great help to
the courageous man in managing his
colony. Da after day he brought
home fresh recruits, until the assem
blage had reached the respectable
number of ten thousand or so and
every year about two thousand are
killed for the sake of their oil, which is
used in making liniments. It seems
strange, indeed, that any healing
property should be fouud in one of
the most venomous of reptiles.
Rattlesnakes, like bears, go into
winter-quarters for a Jong sleep, and
in the autumn, they are always in
their best and fattest condition.
This is the season, therefore, when
they yield the most oil and it is kuown
as "killing-time" on Rattlesnake
Farm. The snakes come daily to be
fed in a cleared spot, like domestic
animals, and are then easily caught
with a slip-noose of wire. Aft^er being
despatched, they are taken to the
house, and thrown into a caldron to
render out the oil, which is put into
heavy bottles, aud shipped to whole
sale druggists all over the country.
Kee Your E a
There are certain habits and small
virtues whose presence makes so vast
a difference in family life that any one
neglecting them is found "hard to live
with," if no severe criticism is allowed,
though this is indeed severe enough,
and I sometimes think that Carlyle's
mother,-when she spoke of her illustri
ous son as "hard to live with, "made a
criticism upon him keener and more en
during than any of his fulminations
against fraud and vice?V*~
None of these virtues are beyond
our earnest effort all are capable of
crltivation, and each one is founded
on the divine law oi doing to others
as we would wish others to do to us.
Punctuality, for instance did it ever
occur to you that the lack of this
good habit springs from selfishness?
What right has any member ot the
family to keep the breakfast table
standing long after all the others have
finished t4ie meal andgonet the daily
task—and while the late comer is
breakfasting alone, a servant (who,
likely, has been up and at work for
nours with no breakfast as yet) is
kept standing with idle hands waiting
to clear away the last of the breakfast
things and get to the daily routine.—
SgpPSP^? tr^s ^3^^^«Wlltf^^^^^^^f^9jFW^0l^^cW^ |p
KBA Pester in atl Kinds ef
Cor. Minnesota and 3d St., N.
BUILDING STONE FOB SALE.
The New TJlm 8tone Company i» ready
to sell building stones et the Quarry. For
prices inquire of J. Pfenninger, W Boesch,
A. Sohf il or Chas Stolzenberg Redstone.
NOTICE —The ase of land lor pasturing
or cutting of wood or quarrymg and kaul
ing ot atone is notallo-wed unless by wnt
t«i permit from the company.
Star Sample Room,
JOSEPH SCHNOBRICH, Prop'r.
A fine luneh will be served every day
Cor. Minn. & Center streets.
New Ulm. Ml«»
Brewer and Bottler.
K^W l/Lji, MW
This brewery one ofthe largevt esUblishmeak
of the kind in the Minnesota Valley tmd 1« attal
op with all the modern improvements. Keg ana
bottle beer furnished to any part of the city oa
•hort iyt ice. My bottle beer ia especially adaptea
for family use.
Countrybrewers at«d others that buy malt wltt
Snd it to tbe'r interest to place their orders with
me. All orders by mail will receive say prompt
OTTO SCHELL, Manager
C. P. Ruemke
Cor. Minnesota and 3rd Nortb Sta.
N E W ULM, MINN.
GEDIGE GROCEBIES, CROCKERY,
ELASSWABE and NOTIONS:
All Goods oflered at prices which de
fy competition. Goods will be delivered
free to any part of the city. All kinds
of farm produce taken in exchange for
O O S O I E N E W I N
MRS. A. SEITER P-op.
This house is the most centrally located*
hotel ia th# eity and affords
good Sample Booms.1-
CIAS. STUEBE, Prop'r.
A large supply of fresh meats, «*n
•ages, hams, lards, etc., constantly oi
hand. All orders from the ooufttry
promptly attended to.
CASH PAID FOB HIDES.
HEW E MARBLE WORKS,
lg. Schwendinger, JProp*r
Monuments, Tombstones and all
other work in my line made to order
promptly and p. a workmanlike mannet
^treasonable rates. ,s
ISKvr ULM SToy« Co
On Minnesota liiver. near New TJlm, is
fully prepared to furnish lime of the very
best quality in any quantity to contractors
*and builders. Delivered
GE0. BENZ & SONS.
ta»orte«aa« WaeiesataBeakBMS* V":"
WINES & 0
point either* by team*or rail at liberal
price* AH orders by xnail*proinptly at
I'M JED A. Gil AY
New TJlm, Minn.
Vaults, Cesspools and Chimnev Cleaning.
A.11 kinds of Scavenger Work Promptly At
tended to. O. Box 588. All Orders by
Mail Promptly attended to.
LATH, SHINGLES, D00R&
Ss Proprietor of
A Fine line- of Wines. Liquor* and*
Cigars- always kept in Stock.
BUmnesota Street, New Ulm.
O I S A S E
i)0SE. AN& S PAINTER'
Gelling Decoration a Specialty All
Work Executed Neatly, Prompt
ly and at Low Rates
Shoo* Corner Broadway and Fifth
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA*
FAAS & KOBARSCH.
The above parties would give the public
notice that they are now prepared to do all
manner of plumbing and are ready to guar
antee satisfaction. Charges reasonable
Office at Kobarscli's shop
Chas. Stengel, Prop.
Lwill serve a hot and cold lunch every
morning, and at the same time the finest
line of wines, liquor^ and cigars lull always
be found on hand I will endea\ or to ac
commodate everybody to the be^t of satis
faction, hoping to a.lwajs extend and im
piove the place
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
SODA WATER, SELTZER WA1ER
Centre Street, New Ulm, Mmn.
SALE AND BOABBINQ
Fine turnouts furnished with or withcit
.invers at reasonable rates Fislun •, Hunt
ing and Pleasure Parties Furnished Teams
liadies Saddle Hordes Fine Carriages* lor
Funerals. Office and Barn Skating
Rink Fine Hear*e for'Funerals is kept in
Order for such occasions.
KRETSCH & BERG, Proprietors.
The undersigned announces-that he
is now prepared to do all kinds of ce
ment work, such as sidewalks, cellars,
cisterns etc., either by Gontract or by
the day. All kinds ot material and
especially cement of the best quality
kept on hand and sold at low figures
CONTRACTOR MD ROILDEL
Estimates on buildings-or on materi-
al and labor, more- especially on. ma-
son work, turnishedi application*.
Prompt attention, given all w,ork and
satisfaction guaraoateed. The sale of
all kinds of cement, lime, adamant a
new kind of hard plaster) and plaster
hair a specialty.
NE W ULM, .? -MINN.
ffor the Best of Liquors and Cigara
.£^fcb.e only place in the City is at