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Advertisements nscrted in the local notice col li niiH, 10 cents a line for the first insertion .ind 5 cents a line for each subsequent insertion but no notice inserted for less than fifty cents Announcements of Marriages and Deaths insert edfree but obituary notices, except in special cases, will chargp 1 it advertising rates Lepal notices will be charged 76 cents per folio Tor the llrat insertion, and 07 cents per folio for eich subsequent insertion All legal notices must be upon the responsibility of the Attorney ordering them published, and no affidavit of publication will lie given until the publication fees are paid In connection with the paper, we have a splendid assortment of Jobbing Material, and we are pic pared to execute all kinds of printing iu a stylo nn nionssedaiid at moderat ei atos. BUSINESS CARDS. y\\l A MARDEN, RESIDENT DENTIST, Office, Conner Minn, and Fittft SU. SEW ULM, MINNESOTA ryR.1T BERRY, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON. OFFICE AT TIIK CITT Duuo STOIIB. NEW ULM, MINNEbO'lA. ELI KUHLMANN, PII. C. M.D. PIIYICIAN A .CHEMIST. Office and Drug Store next door to Skandinavian House. WewUlni Minn. DR. B. CARL, Physician and Surgeon, NEW ULM, MINN. Office and lesipence on 3d North Str. DR. W. B. WELLCOME. PYIIIC SAN & SURGEON, SLKKPY EVK MINN DR. II. 4. HITCHCOCK, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON. Will attend to all calls night or day. OFFICE AT ill. W. Hitlicock'slDriiff .Store, Burns, Brown Co., Minn. Dr. G. C. Wellner, Deliver f Formals Armen Art/ zur "North Star Dispensary," Chicago, hat sich permanent in Bums niedergelassenund ampfehlt sich hicrmit seinen Lands leute. B. F. WEBBER. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Monsy "t Loan. Office o/er Citizen's Nat'l Bank. NEW ULM, MINN. GEORGE KUIILMAN, ATTORNEY AT LfflW. Co..tested cases made a specialty. Will buy notes and advance money on first class paper left with me for collection. Office over Brown County Bank. NEW ULM MINN. LEWIS THIELE, i.otapy Public and Collecting Agt. Renville, Renville Co., Minn. J. RAY, Notary Public, Conveyancer and Agent for St. Paul FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE Co., Springfield, Brown Co., Minn. Northwestern Hotel Opposite Depot, New Ulm, Minn In taking possession of the above named hotel I would respectfully inform the public that the house has been thoroughly renovated and newly furnish ed and the weary traveler will always find a good table and clean bed. The bar will alwaj be sup plied with the best liquors and cigars. Good stabling attached to (he premises. WM. SCHMIDT. DAKOTA HOUSE. OPP. POST OFFICENEW ULM, MINN AD0LPII SEITER, Prop'r. TVs house is the most centrally locat ed house in the city and affords good Sample Rooms. O THE TRAVELING PUBLIC. The undersigned would respectfully announce that, although the division has been moved to Sleepy Eye, he will continue to make the MERCHANT'S nOTEL one of the most popular resorts in the Minnesota valley. He will give his especial attention to the table, which will be first-class in all respects, and afford all the delicacies of the season, especially game. The rooms are all splendidly furnished with clean beds, and the waiters are kind and ob liging. Rates to suit the times. The old and new friends of this hotel are cordially invited to give me a call when traveling New Ulmward. i'HAS. BRCST. /~1 H. CHA DBOURN,. HJUIUI C. II. Rosa, Cashier President BRO WN GO. BAN K, Coi. Minn, and Centre Stieela. NEW ULM, MINNESOTA. Collections and all business pertaining to hanking PKOMF1LY ATTENDED TO. INDIVIDUAL RESPONSiBHTiY S5500.000. W Bosscli. Pfenninger. Dathne Eagle Mill Co. NEW ULM, MINN. Merchant and Cnstom milling Promptly Done. Improved Machinery for the Manufacture of the Finest Grades of Flour. Feud) of all Kinds IHiimifuolured. Excellent Machinery for the Sawing of Lumber. The highest cash pi ice paid or floui exchanged for milling wheat. JOHN Bt LM, 2TETW Minnesota street, next door to Sommer's Store. NEW ULM, MTNN CENT RE STRE ET 4 PLE ROO & BILLIARD HAL IN BASEMENT OF IKIieslingr's IBlocls. The best of Wines, Liquoisand Ci gars constantly kept on hand. Louis Fclkel, Prop'r. Meat Market. GHAS. STUEBE, Prop'r. A large supply of fresh meats, sau sage, hams, lard, etc, etc., constantly on hand. All orders from the country promptly attended to. CASH PAID FOR HIDES. Minn. Street, New Ulm, Minn. 0 ITT Meat Market, M. EPTLE, Pnor'n A large gupply f fresh meate, sausage, hams, lard, etc etc., constantly on hand. All orders from the coun tiy promptly attended to CASH PAID FO HIDE S. MINN. STREET. NEW ULM. MINN CENTRE STREET Sale and Feed Stable, ANTO N BREY, Propreitor. Centre Street, New Ulm, Minn. I would respectfully announce to the people ol New Ulm and vicinity that I have opened a flist classLivery, Sale and Feed Stable, at MOu-ty's old stand, on Centrestreet, and that I am fully prepared to furnish good livery teams with top or open bug gies or easy wagons on short notice. ANTON BREY. PATENTS and how to obtain them. Pamphlet free, upon receipt of Stamp for post age Address: GILMORE, SMITH & CO. Solicitors of Patents Near Patent Oulce Washington, I. C. F. HELD, Undertaker and Dealer in ALL KIND O FUHfflTDRE. JProprietor and Manufacturer of THE FARMESR FRRIEND FANNING MILL The best fanning mill in the rcaikil Store and Factory on Centre UAtei near City Mill. NEW ULM, MINN. 30two Fancy Cards, Chromo, Snowflake, tec. No alike, with name, 1 0 cents. J. M1NKLKRfcCO., Nassau, N. Y. [iss T. W JA. SUHILTA ULM CITY MILL, Centre Street, Now Ulm, W are running day and night, and can supply any quanti ty of best brands of Flour at regular rates on short notice. Flour exchanged for wheat on very liberal terms. FranK Burg, MANUFACTURE]! AND DEALElt IN CIGARS, TOBACCOS, & PIPES Keeps on hand a large and well sorted stock of MILLINERY, FANCY GOODS and ZEPHYR WOOL, opposite the Union Hotel, between Second and Third North streets. NEW ULM, MINN. M:iIL,I-iI2SrER,*y DRESS MAKING! MRS. ANTON OLDING, NEXT DOOR TO SOMMER'S STORE, NEW JLM. Has in hind a good stock of Mir LINERI Goons, cciisistirg in irt ot H.its, Bonnets, Velttts, Silks Kibbons,Feather, Human If.in, Flowers &c ANo PATTI.HNS for stamping monograms Stumping of nil kinds, Knibioidcry Woik and Fashion iblc Diess-muking done to order. FARM PBOIUCE iken in exili-inge for good*. HAIRWORK. Ornamental hair jeweliy, such as chaims, chains, pins, earnings, brace lets, lings and all kinds of solid work, promptly made to older. Combings 50 cents an oim/e. MRS. K. PICKER. Ventre Str. New Ulm, Minn. Talbot &Rinke Dealers in DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, READY MADE CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS & SHOES, LADIES AND GENTS UNDERWEA R, NOTIONS, TRIMMINGSr &c. &c. &c. &c. &c Highest market price paid fo iarrn produce. Sleepij Eye, Minn. F- NEW ULM CITY MILL CO GOETZ. ADOLFH MEINEKE. C. PENZHORN. MEINECKE & CO, Importers and Jobbers of Toys,FancyGoodsjankee Notions WILLOW WAREftCHILDREN'S CARRIAGE*. No. 03 HURON ST. MILWAUKEE, WIS. E. SCHNEIDER & CO. Importei & Wholes tic Dealers in "Wines 3z Liquors.' Rectifiers of Spirits. Cor.Clinton & 8. Watei sis.,Milwaukee. IlugoC Stulibe, Agent. G. I HAMILTO N PAPER CO.out Mamifactuieis and dealeis, in, PAPER, STATIONERY, BLANK BOOKS, ALBUMS, PRINTERS'STOCK, &o. &c. No. 346 i?. ItaterSt. Milwaukee. WINTEJiHALTKR, Agent. J. PER Manufacturing CONFECTIONER, and dealer in NUTS, GREEN FRUITS, etc., etc. etc. 351 &, 353 EastAVater Str, MIT-WALEEE. T OIES BROTHERSftCUTLER, WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS ST. PAUL, MTNN HARNESS SHOP. M.H.Beu3smanii&Co Corner Minn.& 1st North str's., New Ulm, Minn. This brainess is established and will be conduct* ed as heretoforo in the rear end of Mr. H. Bcuss mturn's hardware store. It shall be our aim to con. stantly keep on hand a well assorted stock of Har nesses, Saddles, Collars, Whips, Blankets, etc ,etc which will be sold at bottom prices. Upholstery andali kinds of cnstom woik promptly and satis factorily attended to. II. II. BEUSSItlANN & Co. Iff JUENEMANNt MAXUTAOrnBtt AMD DIALS* Harnesses, Collars, Saddles, Whips, Saddlery, Blankets, etc., etc., etc. Upholstery, and all cnstom woik vertatalag Jo my business promptly attended to. Minn. St, Next Door to 2Shf% Saloon, NEW ULM. IMW H.H.BEUSSMANN, DEALER IN Shelf HeavyHardwar8,Iron,Steel Carpenter's & Farming Tools. FARMING MACHlNERY,&c. COR. MLNST. A 1st N STS., N xv Ulm, Minn. Wagon Smith Shop The undersigned would respectfully Inform the public that they have opened a wagon and suith shop on State street, and are prepared to do any and ail work in their line promptly and at llvicg rates. All work warranted. New wagons willal ways be kept on hand. A kind patronage is re spectfully solicited. J. Lantorbach & A. Faas. i#:^4^ X^r^JTF' m^'i 4 *4 ^%TM^m%wWMi^ NEW ULM, MINN., WEDNESDAY,, JULY 28,1880. TOO MUCH OF A JtaWI?^ WHEN Eve in the garden was plucking tlto rose And enjoying the Eden walks shady, I wonder If ever she turned up her nose, And sighed, I'm too much of I To much of a lady, dear Adama tladwork, A helpmeet was made to be petted Tou keep things in order, I really must shirk. Though the fact, dear, is deeply regretted.'' To-day she has daughters whose delicate hands Are wholly unfitted for labor It almost lntigucs them to flutter their fans When they languidly call on a neighbor Their mission on earth is to gossip and dress, And live upon life's sweetest honey. And they haven't a bother or trouble unless Their masculine bank falls iu money. It isn't the loveliest thing, to be sure, To dabble in cooking and dishes, But ne\ era home was kept tidy and pure ISy dainty, esthetlcnl wisbrs. am free to conlcss there is something lifo More attractive than putting a stitch in, And many a weary, industrious wife Isn't deeply in love with her kitchen. But duty is duty, and dirt always dirt, And only the lazy deny it Chrochcting is nicer than making a shirt, But man never yet was clothed by it. To sit in a parlor in indolent ease, Till one grows all lnffile and fady. Or llouncc through the streets silly gazers in please, Isbomsftoo mieli of ilady. Too much oi a lady to irn up her hose, Or govern her house it acumen, Too much of a lady, 1MM ever she goes, To e\ er be much of a woman! The muscles that God made are useless to her, Except to be wrapped up in satin, And as lor an intellectshe would prefer A bonnet to mastering Latin. Too much of a lady to own a grand heart. To be a true daughter or mother. Too much of a lady to bear the brave part That ne'er can be borne by another. By fashion or birth quite too fine for this earth, When it comes to the judgment's great pay day, Though our Lord may delight in the lilies ic white, Will He smile on "Too much of a lady?" Cleveland Herald BRAVE FRAULEIA MAIXHEN. "So YOU won't go to church this evening, Malchen?" said Otto von Pol heim to his eldest daughter, one Sun day in December, as he and the rest of his family were setting out for the mar ket-town to hear Pastor Knopps preach an Advent sermon. "No, father, Dorothea can go in my stead, and I will keep the house." "Keep the house alone? No I will leave Hans to protect thee and the manse too." I would rather not have Hans," said Malchen, with a little pout, as she glanced at an ugly gawk, who was her father's head servant. "Then thou shalt not have Karl,*' grnmbled old Polheim, speaking rather to himself than to the girl, and, wrap ping his ancient blue cloak tightly round him, he struck his iron-tipped staff two or three times on the flags of the hall, to intimate to the members of his household that it was time to be off. They came clattering down stairs and trudging out of different doorsa large and rather noisy troop. Otto von Polheim was a land-owner on a small scale what would be called in England gentleman-farmerand he hud a family of ten sons and daughters, with counting two servant-girls and a couple of laborers whom he treated as his children. The eldest of these two laborers, a tall, rosy-cheeked, fair haired, blue-eyed fellow named Karl, had shown signs of late of being a bit soft" about Fraulein Malchen, and this displeased her father for, though he was a kind master, he had a squire's pride, and would have kicked Karl straightway out of his house if he had suspected Malchen of cherishing any regard for him. At least this is what he had once said to Karl with more bluntness than prudence, for worldly wisdom would, perhaps, have sug gested that he should begin by turn ing off Karl before Malchen's senti ments toward him had ripened into affection. Now, come, come, let's be off," re. peated old Polheim, impatiently "come, wife, and you, Bertha, Frida and Grctchcn you, Hans, take one of the lanterns, and you, Karl, lead the way with the other." Karl slunk out, looking rather sheep ish, but scarcely had he got into the open air than the candle in his lantern was blown out, and he ran back to get another. Malchen was standing in the hall and struck a match for him. She struck a second and a third, for some how the phosphorus would not act, and the operation of lighting was delayed a little. When Karl took the lantern his hand touched Malchen's, and the girl blushed. It's a cruelly cold night to go out in," faltered she. "And I don't like leaving you alone," whispered Karl. I think I shall steal out of church and come back to see if you arc safe." "Oh, no, the door will be barred," exclaimed Malchen, in a flutter. "Then I'll climb over the orchard wall," answered Karl, nothing daunted, and he executed a wink as he went forth into the cold. "How very audacious he is becom- ing," muttered Malchen to herself but she apparently thought that it was of no use to bar the door if Karl meant to get over the garden wall, so she simply shut it and turned back to spend her evening in the kitchen. Herr von Polheim's farm stood in a lonely part of the country, about two miles from in Bavaria. It had once been a castle, and all the rooms on the ground-floor were large, windy apartments, with wainscotted walls and old oaken furniture. The kitchen, which served as the ordinary sitting room to the family of an evening, was made comfortable by some screens, which shut out the draughts, and by the large fires which roared in the im mense chimney all day long. There were two arm-chairs under the bulging mantel of this chimney on either side of the andirons, and in one of these Mal chen took her seat. She began to knit, but soon her work subsided into her lap, and she began to stare at the fire in a oft reverie. There were faces, of course, in the red embers of the crumbling pine logs, and Karl's waschief among them. Mal chen, who was a pretty, sentimental young lady of eighteen, but somewhat cautious, as beseems the daughter of a gentleman who can prefix a von to his name, asked herself if she liked Karl? Did she truly feel for him more than she did for any other man? Would she grieve for him if he met with an acci dent? if he left her father's service? if he were taken away for military serv icev and forced to risk his life in the wars? After fencing a little with her conscience the damsel decided that she did not quite know what she ought to think about Karl but that he was a very bold and not-to-be-easily-put-down youngs man, sho admitted to herself frankly enough in her quaint German phraseology. 4 Malchen, irom being romantic, was a bold child, and felt nofear at being alone in the big-house on a winter's evening. The soughing 6! the wind through the bare trees outside, the noise oi draughts 4 iftalfeg doors that were loose on their hinges, the monotonous tick-tack of the kitchen clock did not disturb her com posure. She sat listening for footsteps, and conned over in her mind what sharp thing she should say to dismiss Karl if he had the impertinence topi esent him self before her. The worst of it was that Karl was just such a young man as might be indifferent to sharp things. His boldness really exceeded belief. Why, that verv evening in touching her finger he had actually squeezed but here Malchen gave a slight start, for she heard footsteps and fancied that it was the never-to-be-sufliciently- blamed Karl, who had played truant from church, faithful to his impudent promise. She rose and stood coyly in the mid dle of the kitchen, her cheeks pink, and her bosom heav ing. Sho thought she would take lo flight as soon as Karl's heavy trend should resound in the passage but she waited two or three minutes without hearing the door open, yet there were steps outside, and, now that her ears were strained, she heard voices. Her relatives had not been gone an hour so it was not likely they could have returned so soon. Whose, then, could these steps and voices be? The kitchc? had a high window seven feet above the floor, and it was closed with shutters. But in the shut ters lozenge apciturcs were cut. Mal chen climbed on to the dresser under the window and looked out. What she saw would have made most timid girls jump down squealing and run away half dead with terror. Nine mennot one lesswitli black masks on their faces and house-break ing implements in hand, had entered the farm-yard and were evidently hold ing a council as to how they should commence their attack on the house. They stood in a group, and some of them pointed to the apertures in the kitchen shutters, where light was visi ble, as if they were taking note of the fact that the farm was not quite aban doned. Malchen remembered having heard that the brigands had been infesting some of the districts in an adjoining province, and she saw that if she hesi tated to act she would be lost. There hung over the mantelshelf two double barreled fowling-pieces and a horsw Siistol, which were always kept loaded or the protection of the farm against wolves in winter and for the intimida tion of poachers and ti'amps at other seasons of the year. Malchen had the same honor of fire-arms as most other girls but at this moment her blood re volted at the idea of leaving the farm to be plundered without striking a blow for it. Herr Von Polheim owned a good deal of silver-plate, and was accustomed to keep pretty large sums of money within the oaken chest in his bed-room. Among other reflections which rushed through Malchen's mind was this, that, if her father were robbed of all his cash he would get into a vile humor, which would make its effects felt at the farm for weeks, ana. render the place unin habitable. Now, Malchen stood in great terror of her father when he was angry. She ran to the chimney and unhooked the arms, then swiftly climbed on to the table again. The little lattices outside the apertures in the shutters were open, so Malchon could thrust out the barrels of her weapons and lire at the malefac tors. Before doing so, however, she put a coin into her month to alter the ring in her voice, and making a horn of both hands, shouted in a tone which sounded like a man's, "Who goes there?" No ansver The burglars stared at one another in astonishment, and were fairly dismayed when they heard the next exclamation, which conveyed the idea that the person who had first spoken was not alone but had several men under his orders. Now then, my men, when I give the word, fire sharp and aim straight. Fire!" Two reports instantly followed this command and then came two others. When the smoke had cleared away, Malchen, who looked out with haggard eyes, her heart thumping awfully the while, saw four men stretched on the snow, and nothing else. The other five members of the band had taken to flight. "The guns were loaded with slugs perhaps I have killed them all," ejaculated Malchen in terror for her combative ardor abated of a sudden now that so easy a victory had been won "Oh, dear, what shall I do?" She had taken up the horse pistol, and glanced out to see if there way another shot to be fired. There was a choking sensation at her throat, and she began to whimper. It was all too dreadful she could not bear the sight of those dead men, all killed by her hand. But one of them suddenly"moved and tried to rise to his knees. Immediately the sentimental Malchen aimed her pistol to give him his quietus but, luckily for himself, the man roared out: "Oh,when Malchen, Malchen! help! 'Tis Ianother Karl.", Karl!" exclaimed the girl, as her voice seemed to expire in her throat, whilst her heart turned to ice. Karl, is it thou?" "Yes, and I am wounded. I am dying," sobbed the luckless fellow. And it's all for thee." Malchen tottered and might have fallen off the table had there been any one present to catch her in his arms. As it was she scrambled down somehow and made for the door, still holding her pistol. One moment's hesitation as she touched the door-handle but she sur mounted it and went out. In another moment she could judge with her own eyes of the murderous effects of her volley. Three men lay on the snow stone-dead as for Karl, a sing had clean sliced off a part of his right ear and cheek, so that he bled like a pig, but he was otherwise unhurt. Oh, Karl, Karl, how earnest thon hither in such company?" exclaimed Malchen, as she tore off her apron to stanch his wound. Mein Gott, it wasfor thee!" sniveled the unhappy Karl. "These men are my friends we had all come for a lark and meant to carry thee off for I hoped thy too-obstinate father would consent of necessity to our marriage. Oh, oh, my ear!" "Peace, Karl but oh, how foolish of thee," sighed Malchen. How couldst 4hou think that nine men were required to carry me off?" Mein Gott, I thought thou wast ro mantic," was all that Karl could say between two squeaks, caused by the anguish in his ear. One is sorry to say that the tribunals of Bavaria took a one-eyed view of the affair, and wanted to sentence Karl for burglary but the attitude of poor Malchen had been Joheroical that King Louis II. sent for her to Munich, and, having decorated her with the Cross of PiCv jr-S^TT*.^ i*M*-iti# Civil Merit, asked her what he could do to please her. Pardon my, Karl, and give him a dower to marry me," praj ed the faith ful maiden, sobbing. His Majesty pulled a slightly wry face at the mention of dower, but courtiers were present, so he gave his ro al promise. Thou wouldst mat ry a man with one car, then?" added he, laughing. Sire, he lost his other for me," re sponded Malchen, drj ing her eyes. "Well, this is a qut'ur story," said the King, amu-cd "\Vo will have it made into a libretto, .and my friend Wagner here shall set it to music." The composer of the future bent his head as if this happy thought had al ready occurred to him.London Truth. The Family Purse. JENNIE JUNE IS a stanch and ver\ practical champion of her sex, and she tells many truths in the way of gentle criticism which mankind would do wel to heed. This is the way she d:scussel the tight grip upon the family puise generally kept by the head of the house: This money question between husband and wife is one ot the most sei'ious drawbacks to married happiness, and it is time it was adjusted on a more just and equal basis. The life of utter dependence which some women lead is crushing and degrading. It compels them to resort to pettj despotism, and forbids the exercise of an) natural feel ing, hope or aspiration. It reduces the position of the wife infinitely below that of the servant, for the Litter is her own mistress, and can do what she pleases with her money after she has earned iv. Men do not realize the utter hopelessness and vacuity of ideas to which this svstem condemns women. They say, with what seems fairness, I do not spend money for my own pleas ure, but solely for the boned., of my wife and family, but I know what I can afford to spend, and I can distribute it in this way much more fairly and-cvenly, with no danger of personal embarrass ment. My wife is a good, well-inten tioned woman, but she docs not under stand business or finances, and knows that for the welfare of the whole family it is best that I should see to the gen eral disbursements/ Now, does any body believe that it is necessary for the welfare of the family that she should go to him for twenty-live cents every time she needs it for car-fare or a spool of thread? Is it right or just to take her imbecility in money matters for granted before she has been tested? Is it not just such women, who arc left by the failure of some speculative cra/e, to their own resources, with the burden of a fumily upon their inexperienced shoulders, who often display wonderful powers of energy and calculation, in addition to thrift and persevering in dustry, which ought to put all such men to shame? Women, as a general rule, can make one dollar go as far as two in the hands of men and many conceited individuals who now consider that the social system bounded by the four walls of their dwellings would cease to re volve if they weie taken out of it, would find great happiness and great pecuniary advantage in putting the control of all the interior details ot their menage in the hands of their wives, where they rightfully belong, with an allowance or division of the income equal to the requirements." This is well put, ami is justified by experience. Boston S\atesman. May Jurors Eat and Drink APROPOS of the jury drinking wine during the trial of the seven Bishops, it is led in 1 Inst., 227, that "when the evidence is given the jury are to bo kept together till they bring in their verdict, without speech with anyone, and without nxsat or drink, fire or can dle, otherwise than with leave of the court, by consent of the parties and the court may give them leave to eat or drink at the bar, but not out ofor court." If jurymen, after being sworn, either before or after they are agreed of the verdict, eat and drink, the verdict may be good, but they aie finable but if it be at the chaige ot either pai ties Lie verdict is void. Old Dyer mentions a case where the Judge was informed that the jury had eaten food after they had retired, and ho found thai they had had some "pip- pins," of which some confessed that they had eaten, but others said they had not. His lordship severely repri manded them all, and fined those who had eaten twelve shillings each, and those who had not six shillings each, "for that they had them (i. e.. the ap pies) in their pockets." In Hilary Term, Henry VIII., it appeared b) a motion in the Court of Queen's Bench that, in a case tried before Lord Chief Justice Heed, the jury, after being locked up and before giving their ver dict, had eaten and drank. The Chief Justice fried them heavily, but took their vet diet. An application was made in term to set aside the vcidict for irregularity, the jury having eaten they ought to have fasted and motion was made to have the fines inflicted upon the jurors remitted. The twelve good men and true" said that they had all made up their minds before they ate, and returning into court to deliver their verdict found that the Lord Chief-Justice had run out to see a fray thereupon, not know ing when the Judge would return, they had eaten refreshments. The Court held the fines to have been properly in dieted, but did not disturb the verdict In Iowa, lately, it was decided that the drinking of two glasses of beer by a juror, pending trial, after the ad journment of the court and eleven hours before another session, did not vitiate the verdict nor does tho taking, by a juror, during the trial, of a small quantity of intoxicating liquor, for medicinal purposes, at night, afford grounds HE was a young fellow in the hard ware line. One day, when the boss was at dinner, a countryman came in to buy some nuts. He found an article that suited him, and wanted a dozen. Young Blakie looked atthe pricelist and found they were listed "twenty-five cents a dozen, thirty off." He gave a low, in verted whistle, and then, with a sudden inspiration, he handed tho customer five cents and told him he could buy the nuts at the other store. "B George," he said, when he was telling the Governor of the transaction, I thought the best thing I could do was to save the nuts, anvhow." ^%30fi" i IWMttlUVftl /VW*. Xav Brunner 23*80 The Reason of Birds. MAY I tell you a tew tacts to provo that birds can be, like their human friends, both reasonable and unreason able? 1. Several years ago a pair of my canaries built. While the hen was sitting the weather became intensely hot. She drooped, and I began to fear that she would not be strong enough to hatch the eggs. I watched tho birds closely, and soon found that the cock was a devoted nurse. He bathed in the fresh cold water I supplied every morning, then went to the edge of the nest, and tiie hen buried her head in his breast and was refrcscd. Without hands and without a sponge, what more could he have done? 2 The following spring the same bird wns hanging in a window with three other canaries, each in a separate cage. I was sitting in the room, and heard mj little favorite give a peculiar cry. I looked up and saw all the birds crouch ing on their perches, paralyzed with fright On going to tho window to ascertain the cause of their terror, I saw a largo balloon passing over tho end of the street. The birds did not move till it was out of sight, when they all gave a chirp of relief. The balloon was only within sight of the bird who gave the alarm, and I have no doubt he mistook it for a bird of prey. 3. I have a green and a yellow canary hang ing side by side. They are treated ex actly alike, and are warm friends. One has often refused to partake of some delicacy till the other was supplied with it. One day I had five blossoms of dandelion I gave three to the green bird, two to the ellow one. The Tatter flew about his cage, singing in a shrill voice, and show en unmistakable signs of anger. luossing^ the cause, I took nw. one of the three flowers, when both bird"* settled down quietly to enjoy their feast. London Spectator. Trust a Boy. UNIVEU the above title in the Appeal of December 1st is a narrative of an incident in Boston, of the Bishop of Louisiana cntrustingaboywithasum of money merely because he had an honest countenance. Two incidents occurred in my own experience, which arc good correlations: Somewhat more than fifty years ago, I was appointed a midshipman iu the navy and oidcred to New York. I was only fourteen years old, and, being of delicate make and small stature, did not look more than eleven My previ ous life had been spent in the country, and I knew nothing of city ways or busi ness pioceedings. Pay-day was the thirtieth of the month, but I wanted some money on the twentieth, and, pass ing through Wall street, I wnt into a bioker's oflicc and said, "You lend money here, do you not?" Yes," the broker replied. "Well," continued I, I want to borrow twenty dollais for ten days." I did not then undci stand the quizzical manner with which the broker looked at me for a few seconds, before replying, "You shall have it, and I won't charge ou interest for it, either What's jour name?" He gave me the money and I signed a receipt and, I need not add, the twenty dollars was promptly returned at the expiration of tho ten dajs. I am sorry that I have forgotten the name of tho broker. I mentioned the incident man}' years aft erwards to a gentleman who said it was the most extr tordiuary story he ever heard of a Wall street broker. The other case happened in Washing ton, about fifteen years ago. 1 was standing in the porch of Willard's Ho tel, when a little boy, with a very bright, honest face, accosted me with, Please, sir, lend me twcnt}-hvc cents to set me up in business. 1 want to buy some newspapers to sell again on the street." I replied, "My bov, 1 haven't got twen ty-live cents, but here are fifty cents, and when you want to return it you will find me heie, for I am stopping at the hotel." I never expected to see him the money again, and considered it a donation but, in the evening, as I was walking up and down in the entrance hall, smoking a cigar, my co-it was pulled by a little newsboy, and I tinned and beheld the oungstcr who had apmorale plied for a loan in the morning, with the same bright, honest face that at tracted me then. I have brought}ou back vour fifty cents, sir," said he, "and I am ever so much obliged to vou. I have made more than a dollar clear profit."-W. B. muting, in Chicago Ap peal. AiiKAMrfeMKN is aie making for a Na tional Methodist Episcopal camp-mcct- ingatOld Orchard Beach, N. II., in July, 1880, which will be a gathering of all prominent Methodists in thi-j coun try. The Bishops of that church have been invited to narhcipatc. Advice to a Young Man. So for anew trial. And in othei tates the taking of spirituous refresh ments is not of itself sufficient ground for setting aside a verdict nor even though the drinking was in a saloon and with the Sheriff. Although if a juror takes the liquor at the invitation and at the expense of the party who afterward gets the verdict, or at his own expense drinks so much that he does not know what he is about, anew trial will be granted.Cor. Albany Law Journal. MY son, if you have fallen into the custom of the land this January, and have "sawed off" on all your bad habits, if }ou have "dropped on" all manner of fermented or distilled con viviality, if you have made up ou mind that you will be a good boy this year, and pay less for billards and more for pew rent, and that jou won't have any but honest" head aches, if you have determined to cultivate a taste for good reading and elevated conversa tion and a haticd for shady stories and peep-o'-day parties, you can it bydeeper the simplest and easiest way in the world. There is nothing complicated or intricate or difficult about it. To araphrase Horace Greeley, the way to it is to do it. Don't "swear off," my son. That won't help you a bit, and you will want to break your oath every time you think of it, and all the time you don't think of it. Don't rush out with public and private and social confessions. Don't pride yourself on your reformation, because tho world is so full of better men that you don't count for a cipher on the right hand oi the decimal. But just simply quit. Just stop it. Just be honest with jour self, and then you will be honest with the world. And when you get to be honest with yourself, my son, you will be surprised to find what a good fellow you are. You will like yourself. You will want to shake hands with yourself, and pat yourself on the back, *and call yourself old boy," and be on familiar, friendly, Tom and Bill" terms with yourself. But so long as you are not fair and candid and honest with your self, so long as you make yourself a Eromise on tho first of January and reak it on the second, you will hate yourself, you will be ashamed of your self, you will seek any society to avojd the rebuke of your "own presence. So, be good to yourself, my boy. Be honest with yourself, and if you made any promises on the first of January, stick to them if you have to go out of society and live in a cave. Keep them, if you break a trace a hundred times a day. Be honest with yourself, and by the middle of June you and your conscience will be so satisfied with each other, thai Sent.BurlingtonraHawkeyt. ou wiU want to yourself for Pres ^t WHOLE NUMBER 135. Annnal Ring* f Tree*. ,4 DOES a single zone of wood invaria bly indicate the entire annual growth of a tree? This is a question that has not yet been satisfactorily answered. Generally speaking, the number of con crete rings present in across section of a trunk will aflord a tolerably correct idea of tho age of that part of the trunk from, which that section is taken. To obtain, as nearly as possible, the age of a tree, the section must of course be taken from the base of the trunk. It is not easy, however, to prove whether two or more rings are sometimes formed in the trunk of a tree in one year, be cause it would be necessary to know be forehand the exact age of the tree, and cut the tree down to determine the point. Several writers have given it as their opinion that two rings were oc casionally formed in one year, caused by Jin interruption and resumption of growth. Some of them agree that when thoro aie two rings formed in one sea son they are not so sharply defined as v\ hen there is only one in each season. Last season Mr. L. Kny made some ob seivations in England with a view of obtaining some more satisfactory and positive results than previous writers had placed on record. At the end of June he completely stripped a number of joung^ trees of their leaves, thinking he would be able to determine tho point from their autumn shoot, but being in nursery quarter they made too little growth for tho purpose. But uatme herself gave him the best oppor tunity. The caterpillers stripped a large number of trees of their foliage about the same time, and many of them made strong autumn shoots, so that Mr. Kny was able to determine that, in some instances at least, a second dis tinct ring is formed in one summer, and these rings arc sharply defined and as distinct from each other as tho autumn growth of ne year's ring. On the other hand he observed a noteworthy differ ence in the degree of distinctness in different species of trees, and in tho same tree at different heights, and even in tho samo internode. Moreover, there was a difference in tho degree of distinctness of the two rings on the upper and under sides of the horizontal branches of tho line. Respecting the degree of distinctness at different heights, it was ascertained in tho bi'anches examined that there was a gradual decrease in distinctness from the younger to tho older internodes, until all traces of a second ring seem to disappear. But there is this limitation to itthe two rings aro not most dis tinctly separated in tho uppermost internode, but in the second or third from the top. These investigations, as far as they go, seem to show that sum mer interruptions of growth are too brief to affect the whole system of a large tree consequently, the number of concentric rings of wood in tho trunk of a tree represent very closely the actual age of the tree.Lumberman's Gazette. THE Holyoko Water Power Com pany, Holyokc, Mass arc having so many applications fiom small manufac turing concerns, who want to rent rooms with a limited amount of water power, that they have decided to erect a large building next spring as soon as the brick can be made, four hundred feet long and four stories high, to ac commodate such parties. Yor have seen those chaps whose handkerchiefs arc always full of scents? Suth men often hav no sense in their head and very few cents in their pockets. Bow a 'Frisco Canine Was Imprisoned by a Pitcher. ALTHOUGH: the canine is classed in all reputable works on zoology as belong ing to the carnivorous order of animals, a country dog may bo excused if now and then he deserts his natural diet of meat to derive a 'ittlo needed nutri ment from a draught of milk. But when a city dog so far forgets the dig nity and good manners befitting his ex alted station as to surreptitiously quaft the lacteal fluid, he should immediately bo made an example of, and the pound keeper should interfere to preserve tho of the canine population. These sage and serious reflections are suggest ed by an unfortunate incident which occurred yesterday morning about 7:30 o'clock on Valencia street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth. It is customary for the occupants of one of the houses in that locality to de posit a milk-pitcher on the front door step, there to await the arrival of tho milkman. As this custodian of the tin cans drove up to the house in question yesterday morning, ho did not observe a cur of the mongrel breed which dogged his wagon wheels. He stopped, and so did the dog. Ho walked up to the door step, and so did the dog. Hefilledtho waiting pitcher with milk and took his departure, but the dog didn't. The canine had determined to take the milk instead. After surveying the surround ings with a wary eye. and ascertaining that there was nobody near to molest or make him afraid, he commenced his nefarious operations. He bent his nose lovingly in the pitcher, and for a mo ment, while he quaffed delicious draughts of the rich liquid, his head was visible to tho Call reporter, who ob served his movements from behind a lamp-post across the way. Deeper and dived the dog's head into the pitcher, and shallower and shallower grew the milk within. At last tho vessel became empty, the dog's snout touched the bottom and he would leave the pitcher and go, but the pitcher obstinately refused to be left and^clung to the thieving dog closer than a brother. The canine became hysterical and began to turn sumer vaults, but all in vain the pitcher would not be shaken. The dog fell down the steps and got hurt, but the pitcher wasn't injured whatever. Picking him self up, the quadruped ran, he knew not whither. Completely blinded by the pitcher he was unable to guide his footsteps, and in consequence the course which he pursued was a very erratic one. A hitching-post In the vicinity was awkward enough to get in the dog's way, and the collision which ensued was very unpleasant for the dog. The pitcher, however, still remained unbroken, and the agonized howls of the terrified canine became so shrill and continuous that the whole neighborhood jwas alarmed, and heads were projected out of doors and windows by the hun dred. Among the spectators was the dog's master, who, perceiving the piti ful plight of his pet, hastened to his re lief. The efforts of the owner of the dog to pull the pitcher from its vantage ground were fruitless. The dog came every time but the pitcher didn't At last he was compelled to break the stub born piece of crockery with a atone. The dog once more regained his accus tomed composure, tho atmosphere again became quiet and calm, the win dows were shut one by one, and Valen cia street between Thirteenth and Four teenth wag quiet again.San FramcucQ