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ID E 1S 1ST,
A full set of teeth for ten dollars.
Gas administered by Dr. Berry, and
teeth extracted without.pain
(Mice over KiesHng & Keller's
V\R. A. MAKDEN,
Office, corner Minu. aud Fut Si. Sts.
SEW ULM, MINNESOTA
PHYSICIAN & BURGEON.
OKKJCS AT THK CITT DBJO STOKE.
SEW ULM, MINNESOTA
DR. B. CARL,
Physician and Surgeon.
NEW U1,.M, MINN.
Office and residence on 3d North St.
DR. J. W. WELLCOME,
PHVS1C I \K & SURGEON
Sleepy Eye, Minn.
DR. H. A. HITCHCOCK,
Physician & Surgeon,
Will attend to calls night or day.
I?I. W lliU'ltciok'H Dri:^ (or.
pringfield, Hrown Co., Minn.
DR. CI. WELLNER,
Formals Acmen Arzt zur "North
Star dispensary," Chicago, hat sich
permanent in ft urns niedergelassen
unci empfehlt sich niidet seinen
B- F. WEBBER,
Attorney and Counselor
Oflice ove",Citizen\s Nat'l Bank.
NEW ULM MINN.
Attorney and Counselor
Titles examined aud perfected.
Particular attention given to collec
MONEY TO LOAN.
J^ITOflice over Brown Co. Bank^jgl
NEW ULM. MINN.
LIND & RANDALL,
Attorneys at Law,
NEW ULM, MINJN.
AVING formed a copartnership with Mr.
Frank L. HANDALL, who together with Mr.
HAOBEHG, my former clerk, may be found at our
otlico at nil times, I take pleasure in announcing
to my clients and to the public that we are now
bettor prepared than ever before to give prompt
attention to business placed in our hands.
The undersigned will continue to devote his at
tention to IM conduct and trial of civil and crim
inal cases in the StutJ and Federal Courts.
~M4 JOHN KIND.
Notary Public, Conveyancer,
and agent foi St. Paul
FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE CO.
Springfield, Brown Co., Minn.
OPI\ TOST OFFICE- NE W ULM, MINN.
ADOLPH SEITER, Prop'r
This house is the most centrally lo
cated house in the itj and af
fords good Sample Rooms.
Opposite uepof, NrwVi'ni, Minn.
In taking possession of the above named hotel I
would respectfully inform the publicthatthehou.se
has been thoroughly renovated ami newly furuish
ed anM the weary traveler will always find a good
table and ele ui bed. ic bar will always be sup
piled with the best liquors and cigiirs.
Jood stabling attached to the premises.
MANUFACTUUEK OF & DEALER IN
Boots and Shoes!
GOP. Minn. & 3d N. New Ulm Minn.
l:t ge assortment of men's and
boys' boots and shoes, and ladies' and
childrens' shoes constantly kept on
hand Custom work and repairiug
promptly ^tended to.
BROWN CO. BANK,
C. II. ROSS,
Cor. Minn, and Centre Str.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Collections and all business pertaining to banking
promptly attended to.
J. Ftennmge*. W.Koescn. tx. Doehne
Eagle Mill Co.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
TOBACCOS, & PIPES.
Minnesota street, next door to C.
NEW ULM, MINN-
IN BASEMENT OF
The best of Wines, Liqours and
Cigars constantly kept ou hand.
Louis Felkel, Prop'r,
CHAS. STDE9E, Prop'r.
A large supply of fresh meats, sau
sage, hams, lard, etc., constantly on
hand* All orders from the country
promptly attended to.
CASH PATD FOR HIDES.
Minn-Str., New Ulm. Minn.
VL EPPLK, PBOP'B
A forge supply *f freak meats, sausage,
haras, lard, etc etc., constantly on
baud. All orders from the coun
try promptly attended to
CASH PAID FOR HIDES.
UIKN. 8TROTT. NEW UU1. LJ1.M
AND CHEAP SALES!
JOHN NEUMANN Dealer in
Hats, Caps, J\otions,
Crockery and Glassware,
Green, dried and fanned
JFruits, etc., etc.
Minnesota Street, New Ulm, Minn.
I will always take farm produce in exchange
for goods, and pay the highest market price for all
of kitids paper rags.
In connection with my store I have a flrst-class"
saloon furnished with a splendid billiard table, and
my customers will always And good liquors and
cigars, and every forenoon a splendid lunch.
All goods purchased of me will be delivered in
any part of the city free of cost.
0. F. HELD,
Undertaker and Dealer in
All KINDS OF FUBSITDBE
Proprietor and Manufacturer of
THE FARMERS FRIEND
The bes* fanning mill in the market.
Store and Factory on Centre Street near
the City Mill
NEW ULM. MINN
Keeps on hand a laige and well
asorted stock ofMiLUNERY, FANCY
GOODS and ZEPHR wool, opposite the
[Jr. ion Hotel, between
Third North streets.
VE W ULM, MINN.*
I LLINE H*
Mrs. Anton Olding,
NEXT DOOR TO
SOMMER'S STORE, NEW ULMBEATTY'S
Has on hand a good stock of Millnerytioodseonk.
stating in part of Hats, Bonnets, Velvets, 81!ks
Ribbons, Fe ther Hainan Hair, Flowers,, fee.
\lsoattern forstamping monogram*. St mn.
ins of all kinds,ttmbroiJsryWork and Fashion,
able Dress making done to order.'
Farm Prouuce takeu In exchange for goods
VOLUME V.NO 9. NEW ULM, MINK., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1882.
BREWER, MALSTER, &BUTTLER,
jf[w UXM, MiK
This brewery Is one of thelargest, establishments
of the kind in the Minnesota Valley and is tilted
up with all the modern improvements. Keg and
bottle beer furnished to any part of the city on
short notice. My.bottle beer Is especially adapted
for family use.
Country brewers and others that buy malt will
And it to their interest to place their orders with
me. All orders by mail will receive my prompt at
tention. GEORGE JACOBS
DBF GOODS, NOTIONS,
HATS, CABS, GROCERIES,
CROCKERY, AND OILS.
etc. etc. etc. etc
3TAU goods sold at bottom price
Store on Minnesota St. hetween 2d
and 3d North streets, Ne wUlm.
Canned, Dried and Green Fruit
FLOUR AND FEED
TONE. WOODEN AND WILLOW WALK
Mnn. Str. New Ulm, Minn.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY
for Southwestern Minnesota,
NEW ULM, MIJNN,
All orders for the purchase or sale
of city lots, improved farms and wil4
lands, in this and adjoining counties,
for insurance in the most reliable com
panies, for ocean passage to and from
all European ports, promtly and satis
factorily attended to.
C^* County Agency for the German
American Hail Ins. Co. of St. PM
H. H. Beussmaim,
Shelf HeavyHardware, Iron Steel,
Carpenters and Farniing Tools.
FARMING MACHINERY, &c
Cor, Minn. & 1st N- Strs.,
J. B. Arnold,
COOKING & HEATING STOVES
Tin-ware & Farming Implements.
The shop is in charge ofan experienced Hand
who gives the mending and repairing of tin.ware
his special attention. All work warrau tl.
Corner of Minn, and 2d North Streets.
NEW ULM, MINN.
L. Hteberle. A, G. Seiter
V-*V=*t* t-J^jnrt^^M^-^V^ ^**V 1*0*4
Corner Minn. & 1st Noith sirs.,
yEfF ULM. MINN.
This business is established and will be ct induct
ed as heretofore in the rear end of Mr. II. Bensa
manna hardware store. It shall be our to
constantly keep on hand a well assorted *tckof
Harness. Saddles, Collars, Whips, Blank n.etc.
which well be sold at bottom pricos, Upli eery
aud nil kinds of custom work prompt ly a su
tisfaotorliv attended to.
MANUFACTPKER AN* OKAI.KR IX
Upholstery, and all custom work
pertuing to my business promptly at
tended tp. Minnesota street, next door
to Sehnobrich's saloon. New Ulm.
CHEAP CASH STORE-
Minn. St., between Centre & 1st South.
ALL KINDS of TIN AN SHEET
IRON WORK DONE.
fiepairiiLg & Job WorkaSpecialty.the
All orders promptly attended to.
HARD WARE, TIN WARE AND
f&l LIGHTNING )RODU
The Ce^ebratierl WhiteV Howe,
t^t t| $Q\r American & Singer
Car Minu.fc,U i. to*..: T.^- New tHm. Min
!Stop wSe Reeds.Onn
^SfSmJmitmm ly $90. PIANOS |12& np. Rre
HoISiwlm^ntt8iReaay .i Write or call on
-J.. May 11
Folks should send, three
nearly lUOUrgeoetsvo pag
BT WUiUAM WORDSWORTH.
Amons the dwellers In the'silent fields'
The natural heart is touched, and public way
And crowded streetrosound with ballad strains.
Inspired by ONE whose very name bespeaks
Favor divine, exalting human love.
Whom, since her birth on bleukNorthumbria's
Known unto few, but prized as far as known,
A sinjrle act endearsto.high and low
Through the whole land to. Manhood, moved
Of the.world's freezing cares to generous
To Infancy, that lisps her praise: to Age,
Whose eye reflects it, glistening through a tear
Of tremulous admiration. Such true fame
Awaits hernow but, verily, good deeds
Do no tntperishable record find,
Save intoe rollsof heaven, where hersmay live
A theme for angels, when they celebrate
The high-souled virtues which forgetful earth
Has witnessed. Obv that winds and waves
Of things which their united power called forth
From the pure depths of her humanityt
A maiden gentle, yet, at duty's call.
Firm and unflinching as the lighthouse reared
On the island-rock, her lonely dwelling-place
Or like the invincible rock it^elf,that braves.
Age after age, the hostile elements.
As when it guarded holy Cuthbert's cell.
All night the storm had raged, nor ceased, not
When, as day broke, the maid, through misty
Espies far off a wreck, amid the surf.
Beating on one of those disastrous isles
Half of a vessel, halfno more the rest
Had vanished, swallowed upwith all that there
Had for the common safety striven in vain,
Or thither thronged for refuge. With quick
Daughter and sire through optic-glass discern.
Clinging about the remnant of this ship
Creatureshow: precious inthemaiden's sight1
For whom, belike, the old man grieves still
Than for their fellow-sufferers Ingulfed
Where every Parting agony is hushed,
And hope and fear mix not in further strife.
"But courage, father! let us out to sea
A. few may yet' be saved.?' .The 'daughter's
Her earnest tone, and look beaming with faith.
Dispel the father's doubts, nor do they lack
The noble-minded mother's helping hand
To launch the boat and with her blessing
And inwardly sustained by silent prayer,
Together they'put forth,-father and child.
Each grasps an oar,andstruggling ontheygo
Rivals in effort and, alike intent
Here to elude and there surmount, they watch
The billows lengthenibg, mutually crossed
And shattered, andregathering their might:
As if thn tumult by the Almighty's will
Were, in the conscious sea, roused and pro*
That woman's fortitudeso tried, so proved
May brighten more and morel
True to the mark.
They stem the current of that perilous gorge,
Their arms still strengthening with the
Though danger, as the wreck is neared, be
More imminent. Notunseen do they approach
And rapture, with varieties of fear
Incessantly conflicting, thrills the frames
Of those who, in that dauntless energy.
Foretaste deliverance but the least perturbed
Can scarcely trust hiseys, when he perceives
That of the pairtossed on the waves to bring
Hope to the hopeless, to the dying, life
One is a woman, a poor earthly sister.
Or, be the visitant other than she seems,
A guardian spirit sent from pitying Heaven
In woman's shape. But why prolong the tale,
Casting weak words amid a host of thoughts
Armed to repel them? Every hazard faced
And difliculty mastered, with resolve
That no one breathing should be left to perish.
This last remainder of the crew are all
Placed in the little boat then o'er the deep
Are safely borne, landed upon the beach,
And, in fulfillment of God's mercy, lodged
Within the sheltering lighthouse. Shout, ye
Send forth a song of triumph. Waves and
Exult, in this deliverence wrought through
In Him whose providence your rage hath
Ye screaming sea-mews, in concert Join I
And would tint some immortal voicea voice
FiUy attuned to that gratitude
Breathes out from floor or couch, through
Of the survivorsto the clouds might bear]
Blended with pmise of that parentll4ove,
Beneath whose watchful eye the maiden grew
Pious and pure, modest, and yet so brave,
Though young so wise, though meek so reso*
Might cany to the clouds and to the stars,*.
Yea, to celestial choirs, GRAOa DABUNO'S
Tom burst into the room where Aunt
Archer sat sewing with us, In spite of
the assertant dignity of his eighteen
years his face wore a scared look.
"Mother did you take my uniform out
of my wardrobe?"
l*No, my son.'* :t jt.| ?.S
"Girls?" looking at us with fierce sus
"Do you think Vd touch those sacred
Tom banged the door and went off
"Poor fellow! I wonder where it fis,"
said Aunt'"Annie,' anxiously, gathering
up her work.
"Now, mother, sit still and don't
trouble yourself," said Sue "He never
knows where any of his things are.
wish the ridiculous coat and trousers
Were burned, anyhow. Such tom-fool
ery! It is drawing the attention of, Mai
shal Paul onus. I heard he said every
man who had belonged to that company
was marked a rebe^.'
"Marshal Paul Weed!" said Nan,
tossing her head.! TaulPry'!"*
I could not helr?inudder. Up inthe
little Northern town from-which I Had
just comeit Was in. an early year of
the Civil Warwe regarded every Union
soldier with reverence. We saw the.
war vaguely in. the distance but with,
all its gigantic horror it was a sacred
movement to us.
Here, in the border-town of Dryford,
it put on commonplace, even absurd,
phases, especially when seen through
the eyes of my giddy cousins. Dryford
was an old river town made up of a few
Southern families and many North
ern new-comers the war had degener
ated into the squabble of a. neighbor
As a rule, the old people sided with
Government. Young fellows like
Tom stole off to join Ashby or Lee, and
the girls banged "Dixie" or "The Bonny
Blue Flag" on their pianos.
One week the streets would be filled
with the army blue. Majors and col
onels would gallop up and down, the
town the next they would vanish. Wild
reports would fly about that Lee was
within an hour's march the Southern
ers would come out into the sun. smil
ing, and the loyal women would fall to
burying their spoons, or sewing up their
rings in their skirts. Down in themud
dle and swirl of these little eddies one.
forgot whither the great currentof. .the
war was tending.
Dandy, Tom's mulatto body-servant,
Set the position of the family before mej,
as he drove me from the railroad sta
"Glad you's come, Miss Aggy. Out
house Vvided 'gainst Hel 'bout disyer
fuss. Miss Sue, she bobolitioner. Missy
Nan, she secesh. Mahs Turn an' alfdat
boy's sojer compiny he jine foh de wah,
deyout an* out rebel, an' me an* die
mist', wehab jes' to keep de balance
"If anybody gets into trouble, it will
be that imp Dandv," said Tom, angrfly^
when I reported the statement.
Dandy was a thorn in Tom's side at
that time.,r-They had played, trained
dogs and broken horses together peace*
ably enough since they were born, but
the mulatto lately Jia taken to apin^
Tom's iaunty airs' and graces with in
sufferable accuracy. He was of tht
same size and' almost as white as |tom
and there-wai,too,* singular resem
br^nce in feature and' expression which
said Sue 4
"As soon meddle with your mous
tache," added little Nan. snipping her
oaded Tom to madness.' Dandy, too,
pickednip a correct knowledge of
English which he used when occasion
On the evening in question* Tomthrust
his head in the door of the sewing-room
again. "Thatuniform? Dandy has gone
to the meeting. Do you think he would
dare to take it?"
Sue laughed. "I have no doubt he
has it on, sword and all."
"I'll whale him within an inch of his
life!" shouted Tom, clapping on his hat
and rushing out.
_. Now the meeting Was one of 'South
ern sympathizers." It was held in the
town hall, and as the aisles were filled
With Union men and, boys, the proceed
ings were very lively. As Tom arrived,
an ex-Congressmana colonelwas in
the midst of a fiery speech in defence of
the Rebellion. It was received coldly,
even by his friends, the colonel having,
the week before, ignominiously backed
out of a fight with a man named Porter,
in a way which had set the county in a
Just as Tom pushedintothedoor, the
colonel was hurling terrific defiance
against all who differed with him. He
paused to take breath, when a shrill
voice called out,--
"And how will you pay Porter, col-
A startled silence followed. The col
onel stepped to the edge of the platform,
one shaking hand on his jaws, from
which all the blood had receded/
"The question is an insult to which I
have but one answer." He drew out
his card and flung it on the floor. "If
you are a gentleman, you will take
An excited murmur rah over the balL
In the midst of it, a tall figure dressed
in a glittering uniform leisurely passed
through the crowd, lifted the card* bow
ed to the colonel, and turning to the
audience, nodded with a familiar wink
"Archer's Dandy! Tom's double!"
The shouts and laughter and confusion
were heard where we sat sewingat Aunt
Annie's. Afe'w moments later, Tom
came in pale with rage.,
"I will not stay in Dryford another
day! I am_ the laughing-stock of the
town!" TTe gasped, as"his mother met
him. y: r. -..p--
The next morning, to my astonish
ment, Tom reallywas missing, and Aunt
Annie and the girls went about with
eyes swollen from weeping.
"He has gone," whispered Sue tome.
|'He is going to get throughthe lines and
join Lee.' He has been frantic to go for
a year, but mother has kept him. He'll
never cross the lines into the Confeder
I was very fond of poor Tom, with
all his headstrong whims and faithful
as I was to the Union, could not help
feeling more merciful to the Rebellion
now that the boy had taken part in it
Breakfast passed in gloomy silence.
Dandy waited as usual. Nothing could
have been more blank or guileless than
"Take a waffle, missy," he whispered
to Nan, with profound sympathy.
"Dah's one'll comfort you. Wid honey
"Don't come near me, you Dandy!"'
cried the child. "If it hadn't been for
your caper, Tom wouldn't have gone to
"Capah! Likely's I was caperin' las*
night. I dunno. Sho'syoubawn^ seben
deobels gets my in'ards sometimes an'
drives Dandy out o' dohs," rolling up
his eyes with saintly reverence. "'Pears
as I do.'member somepin' went wrong
las' night! Twas one ob dem seben did
it. 'Twan't Dandy."
"You can leave the room," said Aunt
Annie. "I really am temptedtothink he
is possessed with an evil spirit," she said,
when he was gone. "Minty, his moth
er, was ai stupid creature, and I nursed
him through his childish illnesses with
my own hands. Tom has showered
kindnesses on him. Yet I have never
seen a sign of .affection from him to any
human Deing. Nothing but impish
"They never have doneanybody much
harm," said Sue, thoughtfully. "Per
haps he is jealous of Tom."
"Jealous of Tom!" Aunt Annie's fair
face flushed. "A negro jealous of Col.
I Going out I stumbled over DandyV
suspiciously near the key-hole. He in
stantly began to spin around in. a waltz,
giving Tom's step with such languish
ing airs that I laughed. He stopped.
"Mast? Tom mighty fine on de feet,
Miss Aggy* Bt Dandy good asde next
man, foh dV waltz. Mas,v Tom lie turn
sojer an' get shot in glory, kase heCun
nel Aroherf son.'*
He sjtood erect and suddenly dropped
his negro dialect, which he could do at
pleasure. For the moment it was agrave
man,) not a capering)imp that faced
*'AU the Archers are fighting-stock,**
touching his own breastlightly, i The
nextminute he was strutting downstreet,
We never saw Dandy, again. When
he did not return Aunt Annie was posi
tive that he.. had followed Torn across
the.lines. But I was not so-confident.
There were deeper thoughts in the boy's
yeasty brain than she had ever suspect
A week later we received a call from
Gefl. Wright pf the Union army, an old
friend of Aunt Annie's. He took it for
granted that she was loyal like himself.
"I have just come from Winchester,"
he *aid. "There will ho hot work there
soon. By the way, where is Tom? I
found a young: recruit in my regimenit
the other dayihat I mistook for him
from a singularv likeness name of
Oiiettf your relations?"
**No none of'our family are in the
i that-army,'' said AUnt Annie^ color
ing^ hotly Fortunately we were sum
moned to dinner just-then, and theGen
eral forgottorenew his, inquiry for Tom.
'Whb'Could that recruit haVe been?'!'
saids Sue, when she was gone "Like
Tom? Name of Archertf It is very
ftaang&r i -.-r: i
But they did not think of Dandy, and
I did not suggest him.
Tom succeeded in joining the. South
ern army-and-was-zmade captain of a
[Company. He conducted jiimself Ithat
printeriWJ^h oourage,f bjatiws incurably
& bpylshevsky-larkihgy Avhieh
TPPgw onArm^ipcfssant repropf.
At last,Gen. diyision camped
within sight. Tom's soul burned to
make himself a,ji^utf^. He^resolved to
cross the river without orders,, and.dis
cover the nuinbers andcondition of the
Union troops. He HarJ disHke to'the
name of itspy/so'.theJfomaMy^liSf^
out* Withicnit anvrfisoiii^TtWiteX *H
hexi morning cw
Orders^ad'heeii received th day
fftrd tharnoi fiirtBeV mercy wa*ito
ShoWffi W*hfes knd Ldekeitersis MSeni
Wright im in
Wasntogm/ bat if he
had been With His* coraniand 'he proba
bly could have a^de^oliliing to save the
son of his old friend. i
Tom sal, miserable and limp in soul
i U'-J ^/.J'li
enough, in a little hut whicVhad been
taken-as his guardhouse. -Itwas nearly
morning when the patrol at the door
was relieved. The new sentinel paced
gravely up and down a few times, then
glancing cautiously about,him through
the silent camp, and at the dusky hills,
suddenly turned and pushed open the
VMast' Tom!" 1
"What! Dandy! Is this you?"
"Is this you?'* severely. "That's a
properer question, I think! Lud-a
massy!" lapsing into his familiar speech.
"Mast' Tom, I alius knowed what'd
come ob yoh high-flying, an' capabs,
and foolidgness! Hyah yoh are a-gwine
to be shot?"
"Shot!" Tbih leaped' toJ
This was a horror heliad not dreamed
"Hush-h, foh heben's sake! ve got
apian." He shut the door, and they
stood whispering together for a few
moments. Presently it opened and the
man with the gun came out
You understand?" said the prisoner,
in quick, sharp tones. "Atfivethe re
lief comes. The password is Shenan
doah, and the cut in the hills below will
lead you straight into the thicket."
"But, Dandy"the sentinel passed
unwillingly. Are you sure no harm
WiU'come to you?"
"No, ho. I'll jes tell de General how
de land lies. He won't shoot a nigger
foh wearin* his mast's does "Taint de
fus time? hey?" chuckling.
Tom took up the sentry's march.
Before dawn broke, the relief came, and
with a quick glance in at the prisoner,
Tom was gone. He crossed the river
and reached his camp in safety. When
the door was opened by. his comrades,
Dandy was' surprised to find that he
was not recognized at once. He remem
bered for the first time his singular like
ness to the prisoner.
"Good Lord! Dat look 6b de Archers
Ml be de death ob me at last!" he mut
The army wastomatch-that morning,
and the execution was ordered for an
"Dey're gettin' de breakfast and me
an' such trifles out f the way," said
Dandy, with the inevitable giggle, as he
rose and followed theofficer to the door.
"I must see Ge. Wright," he said.
"The General has not returned."
It was sunrise. Down in the gorges
the fo lay in deep gray waves. Dandy
towards the cut through the
ills. Tom had not yet.had tune to
escape. If he told his secret, Tom
would be retaken, both would be shot,
and the stratagem would have been
useless. Outside, a detachment of sol
diers waited and a drum kept muffled
Dandy drew himself up. In his gray
uniform he was a striking figure. "I'll
give him dat chance," he thought
"Dah's anoder lef foh me."
He passed down the hill, marching
steadily in the midst of the file, tramp
ing down the wet grass, and glancing
about into the. blackberry and sumach
bushes, white with gossamer websjust
such a morning as he and Tom would
have chosen long ago for a hunt.
There was a heavy tug under Dandy's
breast. "I'll gib him de chance," he
said again, for nis knees and his courage
were both growing very shaky. "An'
ef de wust comes to de wust foh Dandy
whyde Archers, are no cowards!''
tapping his breast, with triumphant
They paused on a meadow near the
bank. The officer gave the word of
command and the men fell into a hol
low square, when like a bolt shot
through them, the prisoner dashed one
to the ground, another to his knees,
rushed to the riverbank and plunged in.
The men stood bewildered for a moment,
and then followed him shouting or
swearing, but most of them laughing.
The truth was they would not have been
sorry if he had escaped. They had not
relished their morning's work. Shooting
at a body of men in battle was a very
different thing to these ex-lawyers,
clerks and laborers, to shooting at
poor fellow standing unarmed and
However, they knew their duty, cock
ed and' pointed their gunsdown the
river. But one man had the instinct of
the chase in his blood. He pulled out a
pistol and watched his chance.
Weighed down with Tom's heavy ac
coutrements, Dandy swam but slowly
under water, and at last was forced to
raise for breath. The soldier took aim,
fired. The bead which showed above
the surface sank, and the water below
ran with a redtain in the morning
light i' i-si-iv 'n,.
They drew poor Dandy ashore before
he had ceased to breathe, and laid him
on the bank two or three of them un
buttoning his coat and chafing his
"I'm sorry for you, old fellow," said
Dandy opened his eyes. There was a
triumphant gleam in them. "I went
troo dt business fus'-rate!" he whispTr- Z?
ed feebly. "De Archers was alius good SSLfeSi
fighting-stock!" \f congratiitoted-her n-he daughter's
Then the eyes grew fixed, staring up
into the blue sky beyond which waits
infinite, goodness and justice for ail,
both white and black.-^-Youth's Com
If one dog can he placed on a
how many dogs can be placed on
Points of Etiquette.
It is with a view of elevating'the pop
ular taste, andetherealizing, so to speak,
the manners, and customs of our read
ers, that We give below a few hints upon
table etiquette: I
Oranges are held on a fork while her
ing peeled, and the facetious style: of
squirting the.juice into the eyes of your
host is au. revoir.
Macaroni should be(cut into short
pieces and eaten with an even, graceful
motion, not absorbed by the yard.
If, by mistake, you drink out of your
finger-bowl, laugh heartily and make
somefacetious remark, whichwill change
the course of conversation, and renew
the friendly feeling amon the members
of the party. ^'J
In drinking Wine, whenryou
bottom of the glass, do hotjthrow your
head back ana draw in your breath like
the exhaust of:a bath-tub in order to get
the last drop, as it engenders a feeling
of the most depressing' melancholy
among the guests.
1 If you cannot aCcept an invitation to
supper, do not write your regrets on the
back of a pool check with a blue lead
A simple noteto.your host*informing
him that your* washerwoman refuses to
if On seating yourself at the table, draw
off your glovesyputthenvhiyour lapnn
der,yournpkin Do*v put them inthe
gravy, w^t.^ouUl spoil the gloves and
cast a gloom 6ythe grary. H you
have just cleaned your gloves with ben
yo.mufctLleave irn T3E v"~ffleniout"in- ^C "the lower level
tn& y^^CWfiiWW Fair J&rtMM burden iraJ
Jonas Johnson, or Big Jonas, is the
Goliath of this region, and some of the
stories of his strength and endurance
About twenty years ago he found a
cow in no uncommon predicament in
those daysmired in a slough. A team
of horses planted on firm ground had
proved unable to draw her from the
mire,, whereupon Jonas, laying down
some boards to give a good footing,
lifted her bodily from the swamp, and,
seizing her by the horns, dragged her
to firm ground. At another time his
wagon, loaded with hay, became mired
down, and the horses failed to extricate
it Jonas^otimpatient and, going to
the rear, he raised the load and pushed
it forward to better ground, making a
lift which is moderately estimated at 1,-
800 pounds, and performed under un
favorable conditions. He is now a hale,
ruddy-faced man of 58 years. He was
born in Sweden, was 22 years old when
he came to America, and has been a
resident of this county for twenty-three
years. He stands 6 feet 2 inches in his
stockings, and tips the beam at 245
pounds. A No. 12 boot covers his foot,
and his hand is that of a giantBoont
Mr. Bryce Wright has lately received
a very remarkable historical stone. Pre
vious to the fall of Delhi at the time of
the India mutiny, and the looting which
subsequently took place, this ring was
kept in the treasury of the mogul em
perors of Hindostan, where it had been
preserved for many years. The ring it
self, and the bac& of the oval shield
shaped table which is affixed to it is
most beautifully enameled with a floria
ted pattern in red, green, blue and
yellow oh a white ground, the whole set
in Indian gold framework. The face or
upper surface of the table is composed
of a floral or foliated design in green
and blue enamel, having for its central
ornament an engraved diamond sur
rounded by twelve others varying in
size. The Interest of the whole work
centers upon this stone, it being one of
the very few known diamonds that are
cut or engraved indeed, only about five
are in existence, and of these it should
be said that the European ones are more
properly ground by the wheel than en
graved by purely manual labor. The
stone is the work of a Persian artist and
bears a monogram composed of two
Arabic words interlocked together,
making up the invocation "O AH!'*
Many of the discoveries of science
which at the time are regarded merely as
refinementsvery interesting, but with
out practical valuesooner or later find
their special uses in supplying wants
before unfelt. It is but one of the evi
dences of the advance of civilization
that exact methods of dividing and
measuring time are now in demand, not
only by scientists and professional men
as formerly, but by persons in the ordin
ary pursuits of life. To railroad men
and watch-makers as a matter of neces
sity, to manufacturers and business men
as a matter of economy, and to individ
uals as a matter of convenience, it has
come to be highly important to know
what is the exact time of day to the sec
ond, in circumstances where half a cen
tury ago it would have quite sufficed to
know the minute or even the hour. This
may be due to the increased value of
time when measured by the number of
events or the magnitude of operations
which modern ingenuity is capable of
crowding' into a given interval there
can be no doubt that a second to-day
records a greater stride in the world's
rogresS than did many hours in the
of our ancestors. Of so great im
portance, for many evident reasons, has
the knowledge of the exact time become,
that much thought of some of the best
heads has been devoted to methods of
ascertaining it and making it available
by distribution for public use.
A Discount onBabies.
Let me conclude, says a Paris corres
pondent, with the recital of a fact illus
trative of a trait characteristic in
France.: I am proud to number among
my friends a brave house porter (con
cierge) and his wife, whoalways receive
me pleasantly when I look in at their
lodge to inquire if one of my friends,
who is their employer, is at home. The
other day I missed the good wife's face,
and inquired of the husband where she
was. He pointed to the small bedroom
back of the lodge. "Sh!" he whisper
ed 'mother and child are well it is a
little girl, and was born last night" I
paid my compliments and went my way.
He seemed brimful of fatherly affection,
A few days after, having occasion to
again, I looked into
the lodge and found the new mamma
rival the world. ^'Merci/^she said,
'and \v1iat do vow think of my happy
family?" I looked, and in her lap laid
an ugly pur dog, harmoniously enjoy
ing^ repose besides a huge Angola cat,
while on the woman's shoulder perched
a tame pigeon. ''Yes, yes," I said,
scent, opening my eyes rather Widely "that is
all very fine, but where's your baby?"
:"The baby, monsieur? Oh, we sent her
into, the countryout to nurse, you
know." "Yes, oh, yes," added the fat
ther, "we sent her away to nurse the
fifth day after she was born. It's rath
er a goodish baby, I think."
How to Let Go.
Simple-minded and affectionate peo
ple prefer to keep their children around
them, if possible, until the end of their
lives. Butthat cannotbe andyoumust be
reconciled, as.ypucan, to your boys be
ing far away "I"have them in every
corner of this world," a worn mother
said to me the other: day, speaking, of
the boys and girls of a groat household
which the last few years have scattered
wide: "I did not think I could have
livedi but you See I am living after all.*'
The words were said with a very sad
sniile. Yes, you areliving, and working
but the absent are never forgotten, cer
tainly neverfor asingle day. It remains
strange that the bright face has gone
out from your door and that going
about your vocations you never can
meet' in. the familiar ways round the
hopeful presence nor hear1
voice. The letters from a distant coun
try are well, and you make much of
them butno page that pen ever travelled
.overscan, look at you like the kindly
familiar face, like the glistening eye.
Still ybu are more than usually cheer
ful on the days when the foreign mail
comes in and you learn gradually that
they can db without you, -can stand well
on their ovfn feet now, hive got oat of
your charge and care. You have let
them go. Perhaps it was falling to
.you did so. Bat the
WHOLE NUMBER 215
According to the New York papers,
it is possible to live cheaper in that city
than in any other. At & restaurant for
tramps in Chatham street a cup of tea
or coffee can be had for one cent bowl
of coffee ortea,two cents bowl of soup
and bread, two cents fried liver with
bread, three cents beef stew with bread,
four cents pigs'- feet with bread, three
cents roast beef with bread, four cents
one pie, four cents half pie, three cents
corned beef and cabbage with bread,
four cents fried fish with bread, four
cents pork chops with bread, four cents
beefsteak with bread, four cents roast
veal with bread, four cents fried brains
with bread, four cents pork and bacon
with bread, four cents pig's head and
cabbage with bread, four cents pudding,
four cents veal cutlet with bread, five
cents two fried eggs with bread, four
cents macaroni, five cents ham and
eggs with bread, seven cents. A man
may here dine luxuriously for ten cents.
London can hardly do better than that
the w&y of cheap living.
The Denizens of the Jo Boats.
Pittsburg has a curious little com-
munity who live in what are called "jo
boats." A jo boat is an old barge or
flatboat, no longer useful for carrying
coal, which has built upon it a kind of
house, like an enlarged freight car* that
serves as a human habitation. In the
old times jo boatmen were peddlers, and
carried stocks of dry goods, tin-ware
and notions up and down the river,
stopping for a hail from either bank,
and selling, buying and swapping every
thing that came to hand but railroads
and steamboats took their occupation
away, and jo boatmen have fallen. Now
they mostly toil not, but they steal odds
and ends, pick up unconsidered coal
from about the river, and lead the most
shiftless, worthless, and disreputable
lives. The boats are knocking about in
the water and mud, and sometimes half
on dry land, and are dirty and comfort
less but they furnish roofs such as they
are, the dingy decks make play-grounds
for the children, and they are free from
visits for rent and tax collectors.
In the markets for live stock, every
day furnishes abundant evidence show
ingthathewhojudiciously and constantly
stnves to improve his domestic animals,
first by the introduction of better blood,
and next by improved methods of feed
ing and sheltering, will surely get his
reward. Day after day scrubs of all
kinds sell for prices far below those paid
at the same time for stock of better
blood and in better condition, the dif
ference in the average qualities. being
quite accurately indicated by the differ
ence in the average prices Jof the several
kinds of stock, fi farmers who are con*
tent to raise scrubs, or even those who
think a good-looking grade sire "will do
as well as any" to top out their grade
or inferior animals, would accompany
their stock to market they would see
how greatly they err. If they would take
care to charge to their, stock everything
in the shape of food, care, interest, and
all the stock costs them, and credit the
stock for all it returns, they would many
times be greatly discouraged and if
they woulo: compare the account with a
similar account kept with well-bred and
well-kept grades, they would be more
than discouragedthey would be dis
gusted with their old ways and turn to
new. It is part of the duties of this
paper to help breeders of good stock in
the work of educating the general farmer
in this direction.The Breeder's Gazette,
Chicago. *-s* wmm^i-
The Marriage Life.
The marriage life is always an insipid,
a vexatious, or a happy condition. The
first is when two people of no genius, or
taste for themselves meet together
upon such settlement ashas been though*
reasonable by parents and conveyancers,
from an exact valuation of the land and
cash of both parties. In this case the
young lady is no more regarded than the
house and improvements in purchase of
an estate but she goes with her fortune,
rather than her fortune with her. These
make up the crowd, and fill up the lum
ber of the human race, without benefi
cence toward those[belowthem,or respect
to those above them. The vexatious life
arises from a conjunction of two people
of quick taste and presentment, put to
gether for reasons well known to their
friends, in which especial care is taken
to avoid what they think the chief of
evils, poverty, and insure to them riches,
with every evil beside. These people
live in a constant constraint before com
pany. When they are within observa
tionthey fret at each other's carriage
and behavior when alone they revue
each other's conduct The happy mar
riage is where two persons meet and
voluntarily make^choice of each other,
without principally regarding or neglect
ing the circumstances of fortune or
beauty. These may still live in spite of
adversity or sickness the former we
may, in some measure, defend ourselves
from the other is the portion of our
very make. --^wsjsfc
New flounces are gathered.
Paniers grow more bouffant
Chenille ruches are stylish trimmings
Gold lace is coming into favor as
Levatine satins are superseding Surah
Virgin gold is a pale shade [that is to
replace old gold.
Solid jet crowns are on new capotes.
The coachman's cape of black fur is
more in vogue than ever.
Primary colors and old-fashioned
shades are announced for spring goods
in place of the faded blues and dingy
green now fashionable.
Roman scarfs on dark self-colored
materials have a very stylish effect and
persons however quiet in then? tastes
need not be afraid to adopt them.
Among the novelties in neck dressing
which give especial cachet to full-dress
toilets are the deep rolling collar and
high Elizabethan ruff the former made
of heavy brocade, velvet or satin, the
latter of wide lace of some rich pattern,
plaited up exceedingly full inside the
Short hair is again in fashion, and, in
spite of all that can be or has been said
to the contrary, ladies are sacrificing all
that remains of their "crowning glory"
which is left from the ravages of bando
line, heated slate pencils, and crimping
pins, to the Moloch of the' present
For little girls, the "American" frock
is now/made with the skirt entirely cov
ered with hollow plaits and a wide scarf
fastened behind. The bodice is shirred
over the chest, giving it a graceful ful
ness. For evening this frock is made of
baby blue, rose pink, or doe-colored
cashmere, trimmed with satin, or of
pale-tinted surah trimmed with lace.