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DARKNESS AND LIGHT,
Came to me breast
.A nest of softest down it built,
And theTe took rest
Up to the unseen walls it soars
-A night birdflewinto my heart *&>*
And built it3 nest,
And every leaf and twie it brought
Weighed in my breast 0
"With leaden weight, till my full heart
Conld bear no more
"Then in my hour of woe a wind
Blew from heaven's shore,
•It cooled my heated heart and drew
The nest away,
£o oft darkest night fall oft,
Comes brightest day.
.And with thywind another bird
The whole day lone
At night returning fills ray soul
With light and song.
—E. Wardlaw Best.
Donald Calvin was a city-bfed bach
elor who believed that men should
commune with nature and never with
women. He arrived at his misogyny
by a process of reasoning and not by
& process of experience. He_ had no
canker growing at his heart nourished
ty the memory of a faithless love.
Yet he hated women. He hated them,
liowever, not in the savage spirit. He
•was still polite and courteous to par
ticular representatives of the fair sex,
yet he formed no acquaintance with
any of them that went beyond the
most frigid and distant relation pos
•sible. Hence at the age o? 30 Mr. Cal
vin was the most unpopular man in
tiis circle of society.
As an artist of considerable ability
in his especial line of work he was
Jkept busy from Monday morning at
••8 o'clock until Saturday noon, at
which hour he regularly left his work,
•when the weather was fine, and repair
ed to the river bank. He owned a
small skifi and an outfit for hunting
and fishing that was the finest in the
etate, and with this equipment he left
the city wharf and rowed steadily un
-til to some spot a number of miles up
•the river than any otber sportsman
'with similar means of travel ever
journeyed, and here he hunted and
fished until Sunday afternoon, when
he gathered his spoils and dropped
down the river back to town.
One afternoon as he started out he
teard a great medley of laughter and
fihouts coming from the crowded decks
of asteamer. Hundreds of children were
racing hither and thither in the fran
tic, spontaneous glee of childhood.
'They climbed up the stanchions, slid
•down the cables, leaped from deck to
ideck, and comported themselves gen
erally like an irrepressible mob of
-"They will not be so gay twenty
~years hence," muttered the bachelor
as he pulled out from his moorings.
"But after all extreme youth is one
'-of the blessed things of this world.
Men who attend a Sunday-school pic
rnic and look about them in the right
spirit will be better for it than a whole
-year of sermons would make them."
He had been rowing a half-hour or
more when the steamer with its mer
iry burden came puffing gayly up the
a?iver. He pulled lazily until it was
.abreast of him, waiting for it to get
by and nodding pleasantly in reLurn
to the shouts the children sent to the
.solitary boatman across the water.
At one point on the steamer's upper
•deck the demonstrations were wildest
and he directed bis eyes thither as he
dipped his oars into the billows
thrown up by the wheel.
In the midst of the group standing
on a chair as she waved her dainty
handkerchief was a girl of 20, clad in
white, her yellow hair floating away
from her fair, fresh face and losing
itself in the expanse of a huge picnic
lhat of blue straw. She took it from
"her head at length and shook it at
him, imitating the example of the
children around her. But to her dis
anay the wind suddenly jerked it from
iher grasp and it went sailing out over
the river like some huge blue swallow.
He was compelled to laugh at her
pretty feminine anger as she stamped
iher foot and beckoned the hat to re
turn. Impelled by an impulse that
was too inconsistent with his profes
sions to be properly analyzed, he
pulled across the stream to where the
liat floated on the waves and took it
aboard. Then turning the nose of his
boat up-stream he resumed his lab
orious journey. And as he did so Mr.
'Calvin ruminated: "Women are a
distraction and an abomination to
man they are the cause of nine-tenths
of his troubles they| produce dissen
sions and strife where peace and
equanimity before were found they—"
But Mr. Calvin had a category of
their demoniac attributes that was
•as lengthy as it was cynical. Suffice
to say that in every one of them his
•belief was firm and unmistakable.
And yet he toiled up the muddy cur
Tent of the Ohio with a blue chip hat
staring him in the face from the stern
•of his boat. "I will return to the
city as usual Sunday afternoon and
-advertise in the papers," he said.
But when he came in sight of the
steamer where it lay moored at the
foot of a wooded grove, of which the
swarming little ones had taken pos
session, Mr. Calvin turned his boat
toward the shore and was shortly
afterward ascending the bank swing
ing the hat at his side. He had not
got well within the grove when a
-cheery voice exclaimed
"What, Calvin! you at a picnic?"
The solemn bachelor turned to find
Mmself face to face with an intimate
friend, if he could be said to possess
an intimate friend.
"I'm a mere interloper," he said,
smilingly. "This hat fell into the
river as I was coming—ah, there she
had seen on -the steamer came run
nine up to them.
"My hat," she said simply, and
"I thonght you might want it," he
said, bowing. "And took the liberty
to fetch it." g|-1
"You are very Trind, sir". Mr. Wil
liams, you are wanted at mamma's
'fjThis to Mr. Calvin's friend.%4$
"I obey promptly," said that gen
tleman, smilingly. But before I go
permit me to present Mr. Calvin—Miss
Mr. Calvin grew serious and looked
She was very close to him now and
carelessly stuck her reclaimed hat on
the back of her head. He worded a
declination in his mind but said:
"I will be delighted to stay, Miss
Turner, though I was going on up the
And stay he did.
For some reason or other he was
restless and impatient while the little
picnic dinner was in progress. The
shouts of the children began to annoy
him. The presence of so many people
in the vicinity exasperated him.
"You seem ill at ease here," she said
to' him at length with a mischievous
"I am, "he answered eagerly. "Can't
I—can't you get us away?"
She laughed and turning to the crowd
"Mr. Calvin and I are going to take
a ride in his skiff."
He could scarcely keep pace with
her as she darted away to the river
"You are very kind," he puffed, as
they stopped. "Had I known you
would have consented I should have
invited you to a boat-ride an hour
"What!" she exclaimed suddenly,
with mock horror. "The famous ab
horror of the sex—what has become
of your views?"
He slightly bit his lips and then re
"I—I have have changed my views
"Oh, have you, indeed!"
She attempted to laugh gayly, but
her face was suffused and she toyed
nervously with some ribbons on her
They were sitting opposite each
other in the skiff by this time and he
was swiftly rowing out into the
It was a small estuary from which
they were moving and as he shot the
boat past its confines the effect was
the same as if he had sharpely turned
the corner of a crowded street. The
channel at that particular point in
the river was close to the shore and
as the boat skimmed into it there
was a momentary vision of a huge
bank of white, a suhden whirr and
clangor of machinery and bells and
the next instant the skiff had been run
down by a swiftly moving packet. It
had. all happened so quickly that the
inattentave oarsman was floundering
in the river at a distance from the
boat before he realized the situation.
His first thought was for his com
panion. Ten feet away the steamer
was stiving to slow her speed by re
versing when he saw something white
near the paddles. He recognized
the face of her he sought and struck
out in an agony of *fear that he was
too late. She saw him coming and
appealed to him with her eyes to
Then as the paddle struck her with
terrific force and sent the doomed girl
beneath the current for the last time,
Donald Calvin shuddered as though
she dragged his soul right with her.
Donald Calvin is more reticent and
unapproachable than ever in his life
before. He has abandoned those
weekly water excursions for the soli
tude of his atelier, in one corner of
which is a picture, drawn from mem
ory, representing a fair-haired girl
waving a broad-brimmed hat from
the deck of a crowded steamer.
How They Steal in Mauritius.
Robberies are inconveniencies inci
dental to every community, and the
orthodox procedure of "infraction in
to houses with intent to steal" ia not
unknown to Mauritius. It is essen
tial before retiring to rest to pass
round and see that every bolt is prop
erly in its place, and occasionally on
these expeditions a boy may be found
lurking under a table or concealed be
tween the doors, upon mischief bent,
and such proceedings are heard of else
But it is not certain that to bel"rob
bed under your very nose is a com
mon experience all over the world.
For purposes of ventilation the upper
part of the window is left slightly
open, and through this, when the oc
cupant of the chamber is plunged in
slumber, the end of a bamboo wand
is thrust, having attached thereto a
small bag filled with a substance
whose exhalation is powerfully nar
cotic. When the sleeper is put be
yond all power of interference the op
erator, who, stripped to the skin, has
taken the precaution to oil his person
thoroughly, in case of possible at
tempt at capture, slips through the
open window, and has time leisure
ly to help himself to all he wants.
The influence oEtheopiate wearing off,
the happy dreamer wakes to find with
morning light that his clothes and
property have all vanished.—Black
W4%ods Magazine. ..
A UNIQUE COLLECTION TO BE
SHOWN AT THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Secretary Wilson Has Ransacked
Europe and America to Secure ,,
the Finest and Most Complete 'y
Up Collection of Instruments
^iPSSfl Ever Seenn
.And Mr. Williams hurried away.'
"Mr. Calvin exclaimed she,
and stopping abruptly, broke into a
|'Is the|name familiar?" asked the
misogynist in solemn astonishment.
"Well, I have heard you discussed,"
she said, reddening. "You are very
different from what I thought you
"Why so?" he questioned, with a
smile in his mild eyes.
"Won't you come and take dinner
with us?" she suddenly exclaimed.
We'll be glad to have you."
One of the most interesting features
of the World's Fair will be the collec
tion of musical instruments which will
illustrate the growth of the art divine
from the time of the Chaldeans down
to the present day. Secretary Wil
son, of the bureau of music, while in
Europe recently arranged with the
owners of many antiquities for the
loan of their treasures, according to
the Chicago Inter Ocean. He visited
all of the leading museums on the
Continent and secured promises from
many collectors that they would
make an exhibit at the Exposition
FROM THE WIEN EXPOSITION.
He had particular attention to the
Wien Exposition, at which a wonder
ful collection of historical musical in
struments was displayed. He suc-
ceeded in securing the entire British
collection shown there, the exhibit at
the Paris Conservatory and is now
negotiating for the famous Steiner
collection in the Smithsonian Insti
tution at Washington, which contains
specimens of nearly every instrument
known. Mr. Wilson is corresponding
with many antiquarians interested in
the evolution of musical instruments.
That his task is gigantic is demon
strated by the fact that much doubt
exists as to what the first instrument
was, and the multitude of different
ones that seem, theoretically, to have
been the first invented.
It is unanimously agreed upon by
antiquarians .that the first known
instruments were those of percussion,
the untutored ear being quicker to
perceive rhythmical accentuation
than variations of pitch. From this
AN EGYPTIAN ORGAN.
theory the deduction may be safely
ventured that the first music made
by 'the aborigines -was by the
clapping of hands and the
stamping of feet, which theory, if
granted, by evolution gives rise to
SOME OLD INSTRUMENTS.
Cymbals are mentioned fn various
portions of the Old Testament by
Solomon and Daniel, and are described
in the epics of Homer—particular
mention being made in the hymn to
Apollo of cymbals played, on by a
chorus of Delians. The scabilla
.., AN EARLY VIOLONCELLO./,-./,.
belongs to the same class, and are
described as inserted in the
shoes of the performer, used by
Grecian flute-players probably to beat
time. The cymbals to be exhibited
at the Fair will comprise specimens in
the original, and reproductions of
those used in the Bacchic orgies at
Borne, and in the worship of Cybele
and Juno in Greece. One pair of these
instruments wasbrought from Etruria
by the Trojans, and was found in the
excavating of Herculaneum.|J |^|T/1,
Under this head the systrum also
belongs, it being amysticalinstrument
used by the Egyptians in the worship
of Isis, and also supposed to have
been used to call together troops, as
is the modern kettle-drnm. The sys
trum is obsolete. Probably the one
formerly belonging to the library at
St. Genvefre, in Paris, is the only in
strument of this character now in ex
istence. It will be brought from Paris
with the Conservatory collection.
One of the most interesting ex
hibits will be the collection of' harps,
lyres and the organ in various stages
of development. This collection rep
resents much study and time, and is
very exhaustive. It includes in
struments from all the nations of
ancient history, and was gathered
from the various museums of France,
Germany and" England for the Wien
As date and order of the invention
of these instruments is purely a mat-,
ter of conjecture, reproductions of
many have been rendered necessary
for the purpose of completing an ex
hibit, and will be made from the most
authentic sources obtainable.
BACK TO THE FIRST MAN.
This collection goes back to the first
mention of musical instruments, as
found in the fourth cnapter ofGenesis:
"Jubal, he was the father of all such
as handle the harp or organ" Genesis,
The phraseology of this sentence
does not indicate the order of time in
which the harp or organ was invented.
The harp mentioned is probably syn
onymous withjthe lyre, or lyra, which
is acknowledged to be of Asiatic in
Tubal's "organ" must be clearly al
lied to the syrinx, the invention of
which and the theory of wind instru
ments are described by Ovid.
Many specimens of Hebrew, Assy
rian and Egyptian handiwork will be
shown at the Fair. This portion of
the collection will be particularly large
and certainly of great interest.
The British collection which is to be
brought to the Fair contains speci
mens of violins and other instruments
of that family from the rebec to the
most noted productions of the Cre
mona artisans who flourished in the
seventeenth century. The rebec was
undoubtedly the parent of viol
and violin, also of the once fashion
able but now absolete viol-de-gamba.
The latter day violnoeeilo is the off
spring of the gamba.
The rebec is the originator of all this
class of instruments, and is said to
be of Arabic origin. In general form
it resembles the mandolin. It had
three strings and emitted a sound
both load and harsh. It was chiefly
used, however, in orchestral accom
paniments to dancing.
SPIDERS AT CLOSE QUARTERS.
They Use the Threads In Their Webs
Like So Many Telegraph Wires.
In a paper in Longman's Magazine
Grant Allen gives the result of some
personal observation of the com
mon garden spider. Last summer
two of these creatuiresy both females,
spun their geometrical webs outside
Mr. Allen's window,, and he prevailed
upon the housemaid, though with
some difficul by,t©ileave the webs alone.
What struck Mr. Allen most forcibly
was the barbaric Moodthirstiness of
the spiders. One of them even de
voured the male companion. But to
see the fiercer of the two destroy a
wasp was a sight to behold. Mr. All
en grows eloquent on thebusiness like
fashion in which the wasp was rolled
round and round and swathed rapid
ly and effectually in a dense network
of web, the spider meanwhile, taught
by ancestral experience, keeping out
of the Avay of the wasps sting". Some
times the wings were sawn off to pre
vent further struggling and conse
quent damage to the precious web.
The blood of the insect was then suck
ed to the last drop.
Large bumble bees the spiders seem
afraid to encounter, but humming bird
moths, in spite of their size and quick
ness, would be killed immediately.
Mr. Allen thinks the spiders did not
trust to their many eyes to tell them
when a catch had been made, but
kept one foot on a particular thread
of the web, which thus became
a kind of telegraph wire. One might
ask how there could be any certainty
that the eyes were not used, but the
minuteness of Mr. Allen's observation
can be judged by his positive asser
tion that he'^could tell when one of the
spiders was smiling.
An Electric Hotel,
An hotel in New York is run on the
principle of "You touch the button
and we do the rest/' Electricity
furnishes the light, heat, and power,
A servant can be called by electric
ity, but a guest has little need of one,
for he has his room lighted, heated,
cooled or ventilated, simply by press
ing a button.1.
Eggs are cooked and dishes are kept
hot on the table by means of an elec
tric coil a wire connected with a
storage battery keeps the sadirons
the laundry at a uniform heat the
elevator is called and operated by
electricity an ammonia "refrigerator,
supplied with an electric current,
freezes cream, and cools Ivater and
wine. A patron of this hotel does
everything by electricity except
timring the fwaiter and paying his
v. if jai-VW ^iiffi
Proprietor of !&$&$&•%$
A Fine line of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars always kept in Stock.
Minnesota Street, New Ulm
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER
Ceiling Decoration a Specialty. All
Work Executed Neatly, Prompt
ly and at Ixw Rates.
Shop, Corner Broadway and Fifth
NEW ULM. MINNESOTA.
FAAS & KOBARSCH.
The above parties would give1 tb« public
notice that they are now prepared to do all
manner of plumbing and are ready to guar
antee satisfaction. Charge* reasonable.
Office at Kobarsch's shop.
Chas. Stengel, Prap»,
I will serve^ahot and cold lunch every
morning, and'a* the same time the finest
line of wines, liquors and cigars will always
be found on hand. I will endeavor to ac
commodate everybody to the best of satis
faction, hoping to always extend and ins
prove the pi ace.
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
SODA WATER, SELTZER WATER
Centre Street, New Ulm, Minn.
Fine turnouts fnraaehed with or without
drivers at reasonable-rates. Fishinjr, Hunt
ing and Pleasure Parties Furnished Teams.
Ladies Saddle Horses. Fine Carriages for
Funerals. Office and Barn in Skating
Rink. Fine Hearse for Funerals is kept in
Order for such'occasions.
KRETSCH & BERG Proprietors.
The undersigned announces that he
is now prepared to do all kinds ©I ce
ment work, such as sidewalks, cellars,
cisterns etc,, either by contract oar by
the day. All kinds of material and
especially eeinent of the best quality
kept on hand and sold at low figures
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Estimates on buildings or on materi
al and labor, more especially on ma
son work, turnished on application.
Prompt attention given all work and
satisfaction guaranteed. The sale of
all kinds of cement, lime, adamant (a
new kind of hard plaster) and plaster
hair a specialty.
NEW ULM, MINN.
For the Best of Liquors and Cigars
the only place in the City is at
f'- :."."*:$* '.-:
'~^i Minnesota Street, .*"
NEW ULM, 4 MINNESOTA.
5and Dealer in all Kinds of ,/1' ^v?
Cor. Minnesota and 3d St., N".'
BUILUINo STONE FOR SALE
The New TJlm Stone Company is ready
to sell building stones at the Quarrr. ¥o*
prices inquire of J. Pfenninger, W. BoMch,
Scheil, or Chas. Stolzenberr Redstone.
NOTICE.—The use of landTor pasturing
or cutting of wood or quarrying and haul
ing of stone is not allowed unless by a writ*
ten permit from the company.
Nsw ULM STOW* Co
On Minnesota River, near New TJlm, la
fully prepared to furnish lime of the very
best quality in any quantity to contractors
and builders. Delivered to any desired
point either by team or rail at liberal
prices. All orders by mail promptly at
FRED A, GRAY
New TJlm, Minn.
Vaults, Cesspools and Chimney Cleaning.
All kinds of Scavenger Work Promptly At
tended to. P. O. Box 588. All Orders by
Mail Promptly attended to.
LATH, SHINGLES, DOORS*
—and all kinds «f—
ffW TJLM. MOT
Star Sample Room*
JOSEPH SCHNOBRICH, Prop7.
A fine lunch will be served every toy.
Cor. Minn. & Center streets.
New Ulm. MIBM
Brewer and Bottler.
This brewery is one of the larsent eitabliahmaBli
bf the kind in the Minnesota Valley and la nttei
8p with all modern improvements. Keg ant
iottl beer furnished to any part of the city
bottle beer ia especially adapt*!
lor family use.
Country brewers ard others that buy malt wfSl
find it to their interest to place their orders witifc
me. All orders by mail will receive my prompt
OTTO SCHELL, Manager
C. F. Euemk©
Cor. Minnesota and 3rd North St».
NEW ULM, MINlf.
CHOICE BROCERIES, GBOOKEBI,
GLASSWAflE and NOTIONS.
All Goods offered at prices whiofa dt»
fy competition. Goods will be delivered
free to any part of the city. All kinds?
of farm produce taken in exchange for
OPP. POST OFFICII—NEW ULM MIOTI
MRS. A. SEITER Prop.
This house is the most centrally looate4
hotel in the city and affords-
good Sample Rooms.'-
A large sttpplr of fresh meats, asm
pages, hams, lards, etc., constantly o»
hand. All orders from the eonntrf
promptly attended to.
CASH PAID FOR HIDES.
NEW E MARBLE WORKS,
lg. Schtvendinger, Proper.
Monuments, Tombstones and sA
other work in my line made to ordei
promptly and in a workmanlike manmsv
£E0. BENZ SONS.
bapertan ami W**)«M1» Saslaas t*
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