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VOLUME Y.-NCX 18.
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In connection with the paper, we have a splen
did assortment of jobbing material, and we are
prepared to execute all kinds of printing in u.ttyle
unsurpassed and at moderate rates.
J. 11. FOSTER,
A full let of teeth for ten dollars.
Gas administered by Dr. Berry, and
teeth extracted without, pain
Office over Kiesling & Keller's
y\K. A. MARDEN,
Office, corner Minn, and Firtt i*. SU.
SEW ULM, MINNESOTA
T\R. C. BERRY,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
OFFIOS AT TUE CITY DBCO STOHB.
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
DR. B. CARL,
Physician and Surgeon..
NEW ULM, MINN.
Office and residence on 3d North St.
DR. J. W. WELLCOME,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
31eepy Eye, Minn.
DR. H. A. HITCHCOCK,
Physician & Surf/eon,
Will attend to calls night or day.
II. W Hilclicock'N Di-up tor.
Springfield, Brown Co., Minn.
DR. G. WELLNER,
Formals Acmen Arzt zur "North
Star dispensary," Chicago, hat sich
permanent in Burns niedergelassen
und empfehlt sich midet seinen
Attorney and Counselor
Office over Citizen's Nat'l Bank.
Attorney and CounselorV.
Titles examined and perfected.
Particular attention given to collec
MONEY TO LOAN.
pTOflice over Brown Co. Bankigl
NEW ULM. MINN.
LIND & RANDALL,
Attorneys at Law,
NEW ULM, MINN.
TTAVING formed a copartnership with Mr.
Frank L. RANDALL, who together with Mr.
HAOBERO, my former clerk, may be found at our
otticb at all times, I take pleasuro in announcing
to my clients and to ihe public that we are now
better prepared than ever before to give prompt
attention to business placed in our hands.
The undersigned will continue to devote his at
tention to the conduct and trial of civil and crim
inal cases in the Stato and Federal Courts.
Notary Public, Conveyancer,
and agent for St. Paul
FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE CO.
Springfield, Brown Co., Minn.
Orr. POST OFFICE- NE W ULM, MINN.
ADOLPH 6EITER, Prop'r-
"''his house is the most centrally lo
cated house in the *uty and af
fords good Sample Rooms.
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 an the weary traveler will always And a good
table and clean bed. Tne bar will always be sup
piled with the best liquors and cigars.
Good stabling attached to the premises.
MANUFACTURER or & DEALER IN
Boots and Shoes!
Cor. Minn. & 3d N. New Ulm Minn.
A large assortment of men's and
boys' boots and shoes, and ladies' and
childrens' shoes constantly -kept on
hand. Custom work and repairing
promptly attended to.
BROWN CO. BANK,
C. H. CHADBOURN, C. H. ROSS,
Cor. Minn, and Centre Str.
Collections and all business pertaining to banking
promptly attended to.
J. Piennmge*. AY.Boesch. ti.Dcehne
Eagle Mill Co.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Gradual Reduction Roller
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
.Minnesota street, next door to C.J
NEW ULM, MINN-
IN BASEMENT OF
The best of Wines. Liqours and
Cigars constantly kept ou hand.
Louis Felkel, Prop'r,
CHAS. STDEflE, Prop'r.
A large supply of fresh meats, sau
sage, hams, lard, etc., constantly on
handt All orders from the country
promptly attended to.
CASH PAID FOR HIDES.
Minn- Str., New Ulm, Minn.
11 EPPLE, l'ROP'a
lar^re supply *f fresh meats, sausage,
hams, lard, etc etc., constantly on
imiid. All oreers from the coun
try promptly attended to
CASH PAID FO HIDES.
INN. STREET. NEW UiJl. liIJI
AND CHEAP SALES
Hats, Caps, Notions,
Crockery and Glassware,
Green, dried and Canned
Fruits, etc., etc.
Minnesota Street, New Ulm, Minn.
I will always take farm prodnce in exchange
for worts, and pay the highest market price for all
kinds of paper rags.
In connection with my store 1 have a first-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 FMNITUBE
Proprietor and Manufacturer of
THE FARMERS FRIEND
The bes tanning mill in the market.
Store .tntl Factory on Centre Street near
the City Mill
NEW ULM, -MINN.
Miss T. WestpM,
Keeps on hand a laige and well
asorted stock of MILLINERY, FANCY
GOODS and ZEPHRWOOT, opposite the
Union Hotel, between second and
Third North streets.
Mrs. Anton Olding,
NEXT DOOR TO
SOMMER'S STORK, NEW ULM
Has on hand a good stock of Millnery Goods con*
sUtingin part of Hats, Bonnets, Velvets, Silk.
Ribbons, Feather, Hamas Hah*, Flowers. c.
also Patterns for stamping monograms. Stamp.
Ing of all kinds, Embroidery Work and Fashion,
kble Dress making done to order.
Farm Produce taken In exchange for goods
i- nmr .tilinrtAilWW. &UG&&: ,^^.Ai^. M.I- ^w^iJi--- '---f.^.i..i-
BRBWER,MALSTEB, & BUTTLER,
K^W t/lM MI]W-
This brewery is one of the largest, establishments
of the kind in the Minnesota Valley and is fitted
up with all the modern improvements. Keg and
bottle beer famished 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
find it to their interest to place their orders with
me. All orders by mail will receive my prompt at
ft S. 13eu$mMi\
Corner Minn. & 1st North strs.,
NEW ULM. MINN.
This business is established and will be conduct,
ed as heretofore in the rear end of Mr. H. Beuss
manns hardware store. It shall be oar to
constantly keep on hand a well assorted rtrckof
Harness. Saddles, Collars, Whips, Blank1F,etc.
which well be sold at bottom pricos, Uphr.ttery
and all kinds of custom work promptly a ss
tisfaetnrllv attended to.
MANUFACTURER AN DEALER IN
Upholstery, and all custom work
perUing to my business promptly at
tended to. Minnesota street, next door
to Schnobrich's saloon. New Ulm.
CHEAP CASH STORE-
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS,
HATS, CAP GROCERIES,
CROCKERY, AND OILS
etc. etc. etc. etc
C3TA11 goods sold at bottom price
Store on Minnesota St. hetween 2d
and 3d North streets, Ne wUlui.
Canned, Dried and Green Fruit
FLOUR AND FEED
TONE, WOODEN AND WILLOW WAKE
Mnn. Str. New Ulm, Minn.
for Southwestern Minnesota,
NEW ULM, MINX.
All orders for the purchase or sale
of city lots, improved farms and wild
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.
tW County Agency for the German
American Hail Ins. Co. of St. P&i
H. H. Beussmann,
Carpenters and Farming Tools.
FARMING MACHINERY, &c.
Cor, Minn. & 1st N. Strs.,
NEW ULM, MINN.
COOKING & HEATING STOVES
Tin-ware & Farming Implements*
The shop is in charge of an experienced hand
who gives the mending and repairing of tin-ware
his special attention. All work warran
Corner of Minn, and 2d North Streets.
NEW ULM, MINN.
HA BD WARE, TINWARE A ND
The Celebrated White, Howe,
New American & Singer
Cor. Minn,fcIs 3. Sts., New Uta. iMin
NEW MACHINE SHOP.
Centre Street^ Opposite Mueller &
Scherer's Lumber Yard,
NEW ULM, MINN
am now prepared to execute all
orders with dispatch. Repairing of
Threshers and Reapers a specialty.
My machinery is all new and of the
most improved pattern. All work war
ranted a? represented. All those in
want of anything in my line are cordi
ally invited to give me a call.
Folks should send a three
icent stamp for a free book of
nearly 100 large octavo pag.
ea, full of valuable noteaof
Dr.E Foot, the author
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NEW ULM, MINN., WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1882.
BY EDITH FITZGERALD.
Why dost thou come when we are old and
And life has lost its glamour? In good truth
like thee not, nor deem thee friend of mine.
If thou hadst come when at life's threshold I.
And taking my faint-pulsed hand in thine,
Strong with the confidence that knowledge
Hadst walked with me its weary maze along
Hadst pointed out the good, concealed the ill,
Then had the fire of my gratitude
A taper lighted in my heart of hearts
Whose sacred Are had burned for evermore.
But not thus thou. When Youth and I did
After the butterflies of life together,
A merry-hearted, reckless pair were we,
And things for us were what they seemed to
And Heaven was near, and every man a friend.
Twas thou who taught us that too far away,
Beyond our reach, beyond the stars and death
Fair Heaven lies, and that as well we might
Seek for the rainbow's end, or erimson pearls,
Or red swan's nest upon the ocean wave,
As, in the length or breadth or depth of earth,
Below high heaven or above black hell,
Look for a man worthy the nam. of friend.
Youth and I parted many years ago.
I left him as I found him, chasing ever
With childish faith, and only vision-fettered.
Through sunshine sweet, the self-Sam. winged
We two had loved. Alas for me I no more
Were they the same. Too oft saw I a truth,
Or what as truth I deemed, and held it tight
As stoutest shield 'gainst Doubt's or Error's
Thou came with thy rude band and drew away
From my reluctant eyes the bandage which
Some kinder fate had placed in pity there,
And bade me write, though heresy it seemed,
Though fingers trembled and e'en heart re-
Illusion where I fain had written Truth.
Experience, thus seemeth thou to me
When on a dark and cloudy night a man
Stumbling along an unknown road doth fall
And break his legs, and can no further go,
Thou art the moon, which rising sudden shows
The rock o'er which he fell, and now that all
Is over, and he lies a helpless mass,
An hundred ways around it.
8AVED HUM TEMPTATION.
A beautiful garden, full of rare flow
ers, and a girl as beautiful as they.
But to-day Eunice Ray's lovely face
wears a cloud, and the calm depths of
her blue eyes are troubled for she is
waiting for her lover, and she knows
that the coming hour must decide for
weal or woe her whole future life.
Three years before, by her
mother's side (then only a girl of
teen), she had promised solemnly never
to wed one who was addicted to intem
When six months ago she had met
Claude Erie he had seemed everything
that was noble. The more she had seen
of him the more her heart had instinct
ively gone out to him, and at length
when he had asked forthe precious boon
of her hand in marriage, she had given
him, without hesitation, the answer he
For awhile the course of their wooing
had run in the smoothest, most blissful
of channels but lately a shadow had
come over the brilliancy of Eunice's
happy love-dream. For sometime re
orts had been brought to her ears of
lover's gradually growing dissipa
tion. At first with an indignant scorn
she had refused to believe but too soon
she had been forced to the conviction
that what she had heard had some foun
dation in truth.
A step came up the path to the vine
wreathed nook where Eunice sat.
"Ah, here she is! My little queen in
the midst of her subjects."
Claude dropped, as he spoke, a hand
ful of fragrant blossoms in her lap, and
then seated himself by her side.
Then for the first time, he noticed the
troubled expression her face wore, and
attributing it to some trivial cause which
his presence would soon comfort, began
lightly to question her.
For a few moments the girl hesitated.
As she gazed up into his handsome,
laughing eyes, she shrank from speak
ing words which might drive him in
anger from her side, and separate her
for all time from him. She loved with
an intensity such a nature like hers
could feel but once. But at length she
began in a low voice, which gathered
firmness as she went on. First she told
him of her solemnly uttered vow to her
dying parent, and then of what she had
heard concerning his intemperate habits.
"If you tell me itis not true, Claude,"
she concluded, "I will believe you be
yond all others. But if you cannot, I
must ask of you to choose now between
your love of wine and your affection for
me for, Claude, though it ruin my life's
hpapiness, I must keep my vow."
A dark flush of anger sprang to
Claude's face as he rosetohis feet, ex
"I will not say that what you have
heard is falseI will not tell an untruth
but what matters it if in the society of
jovial friends I have once in a while
overstepped the bounds of sobriety? It
is only what thousands do, and think
nothing of doing. Eunice, I thought
that you loved me, but I see I was. mis
She her hand upon hisarm plead-
feared you would be angry, but I
was forced to speak as I did. Oh,
Claude," she went on, "only promise
me that from this day your lips will
never again touch the inebriating cup,
and we will yet be so happy.
He flung off her hand with a scornful
"Suoh lukewarm love as your every
word shows will not suffice for me!" he
exclaimed. "If you desire our engage
ment to be at an end, so be it. I will
not demean myself to be hampered by
Without further words he strode
The following day, without telling
anyone of his plans, Claude Erie left the
Three years rolled away, years which
had sadly changed the tenor of Eunice
Ray's life. Her loving father, stricken
suddenly down in the prime of his life,
had died, leaving his young daughter
alone in the wide world, and not only
alone, but poor.
After a time she succeeded in obtain
ing employment through turning to use
her facility in the dainty art f design
Her lovely refined face and lady-like
unassuming ways soon attracted the in
terested notice of her employer and
what he learned upon enquiry concern
ing her only increased that interest.
Mr. Grey and his worthy wife lived
all alone in a stately, childless home.
They were noted for theirbenevolent ec
centricities, and as such their step
was set down to be by their friends,
when they asked Eunice to make her
home with them.
As may be surmised, the lonely girl
accepted the cordial invitation extended
to her with abreast swelling with grati
She had been with her kind friends
about a year when one evening, Mr.
Grey said, as he rose from the dinner
"Wife, I would like you and Miss Ray
to be ready in a couple of hours to ac
company metoa lecture. lam acquaint
ed with the lecturer, and in him the de
mon of intemperance has one of his
strongest adversaries. I took tickets,
knowing your sympathy with the cause,
and that you could not fail to be inter
They went The roomwas thronged.
At the time appointed the lecturer
made his appearance.
Eunice had expected to see a gentle
man somewhat advanced in years but
instead a tall, slight, youthful figure
stood upon the platform. With an un
controllable start the girl recognised in
the lecturer, whose rich eloquent tones
were already enchaining the attentionof
that large cnltivated audience, the lover
who had gone from her in anger four
A film came before her eyes, and she
trembled in every limb then stilling,
with a greateffort, the tumultuousthrob
bing of her heart, she sat quietly until
thelecture was over, and then mingled
with the going throng. But their seats
had been far in the front, and some time
elapsed before the door of exitwasreach
Then Eunice found that though she
had not met his glance Claude had seen
and recognised her.
After a cordial hand-shake from Mr.
Grey and his wife, Claude turned to their
young companion, exclaiming:
This is truly a most delightful sur
prise! I did not expect to meet an old
friend here to-night. Miss Ray, if you
will permit me I would like to accompa
ny you home."
That evening Mr. Grey's parlor wit
nessed a scene of happy re-union as, un
rebuked, Claude clasped his recovered
treasure to his heart.
"Eunice, he said after a while, "the
anger with which I left your presence
was short-lived. When it calmed, I
thought over your words, and though
theywounded my pride, I could not help
but see that they were only just and
right. I determined thentodo as you
had asked meto pledge myself in my
own heart to abstain from any further
indulgence of the wine-cup, but that un
til time had proved the reality of my
reformation I would not return to you.
The year that followed, in a distant city,
I devoted my time and my means to
seeking out and strivingtoredeem cases
of intemperance. As the days went on,
my love for my self-imposed work grew
upon me, and with a feeling of abhor
rence towards the habit which hitherto
I had looked so leniently upon. When
I returnedtoyour hometoplead for my
old position in your love and esteem, I
found you gonewhere, I could not
learn. BuVmy darling, we will think
of the past no longer, but of the bright
future in which, thanks to thekind Prov
idence which has re-united us, we may
live and work together."
Thus we will leave themthe man,
strong against temptation, devoting all
his noble talentstothe fight against the
owers of evil, and the gentle girl who
saved him from himself.
American Ideas About Land in England.
Now, it never enters the mind of an
American that there is anything pecu
liarly sacred about property in land
that in a free country one cannot buy
and sell land precisely as he could a
horse or consols seems a proposition too
ridiculoustotalk aboutin the-nineteenth
century nor is he up in the beauties of
entail and primogeniture. He hears of
Scotch "hypothec" as the woman at
church heard of Mesopotamia, that
strange but comforting word. And, I
assure you, he learns with annoying
slowness, how a man rentingland is not
allowed to clear it of game if he wants
to do so. That a large number of those
who cultivate the soil of England are
only tenants-at-will seems to him the
worst business arrangement he ever
heard of and as the discussion goesfor
ward, henot only hears of "tenantright,"
but is more surprised to hear the heirto
a dukedom interpose and say he had an
other righttourge"landlord's right,"
which was so severely interfered withby
the system of entail. Here again our
friends are brought face to face with the
fact that not only is the existence of the
British Senate menaced, but that the
laws governing the very soil of Britain
are seemingly unsatisfactory to all class
es concerned, landlords and tenants
alike, and that it is confidently expected
that Mr. Gladstone, in the very next
session, will be forced to introduce bills
radically changing the condition of land
tenure throughout the realm. These
Americans are inquisitive, and wanted
to know why England could notfixthe
land question and be done with it, by
letting itfixitself as in America for
here there is no landquestionto wrangle
over, nor has there ever been any. It
seems so simple and easy just to follow
America's lead but nevertheless how
many bites of this cherry will Mr. Glad
stone have to take before the English
people are at rest about their soil. Sev
eral bites, at least, I opine.2%e Fort
"Not heard of Mr. Sullivan!" exclaim
ed a member of the Cincinnati Ladies'
Literary association: "Not heard of Bos
ton's blue-eyed boy of genius?" The
pork-packer's fair, but ignorant, daugh
ter blushed at the imphed rebuke, and
timidly asked: "What did he write?"
"What did he write!" shouted her com
panion, with increasing surprise: "Is it
possible that you have never heard of
"The Mill on the Floss'?" As the hog
merchant's crest-fallen child entered her
palatial home that afternoon she wiped
the moisture from her eyes with a pale
blue bandana, and whimpered: *Ikne
I wojld never know nothing if pah re
fused to send me to Yurrup."Brook'
Millions Wasted Upon a Barren Rock.
A San Francisco letter in the Balti
more Sun says: Half a million a month
continues to be spent in barren rock in
vain search for bonanzas in the numer
ous mines on the Comstock silver vein,
in Nevada, below an average depth of
2,200 feet below the surface of Mount
Davidson. The 5,000,000 daily gallons
of water is very hot everywhere below
1,600 feet, and, with a single exception,
no large body of paying ore has been
found below that level. At this time
combined efforts are pushing explora
tions with fourfold activity, and streaks
of* quartz are met in the dark porphyry,
giving hopes. But the stock market is
set back by the new .theory of expert
James Delevan, viz: "No bonanzas will
be found where the water has so high
temperature, and all boring is money
thrown away." Scientific reasons are
iven of the mine have reached
in this theory,
and the bottom has dropped out of the
mining stock market
Very Choice in the Use of Language,
The Rev. Arthur Anniceseed, of Utica,
is a disciple of Wilde, and pronounced
by his lady parishioners a very zephyr
of poetic piety. His preaching is very
delicate. Last Sunday he read a por
tion of sacred writ detailing a rehearsal
of Jonah's submarine adventures. "We
come now to Jonah," said Arthur, "who
passed three days and three nights in
town Times. z~~
In a Trance.
A young lady of Evansville, Ind., has
had an unpleasantly narrow escape from
being buried alive. On Saturday she at
tendeda singing-school, and, after her re
turn home, was seized with convulsions,
from which she sank gradually into a
comatose condition, in which she lay four
da}s. Her friends, thinking her dead,
cut off her hair and prepared her for
burial. Her neck and limbs were stiff,
her lips were purple, and her eyes were
fixed and stanng. Her body, however,
was not cold, and a physician prescribed
the application of hot lye to the body,
accompanied by vigorous rubbing. This
treatment was commenced on Wednes
day night and continued without inter
mission until Thursday morning about
10 o'clock, when her cheeks became
flushed and she began to breathe and
show other signs of life. The young la
dy says that she was conscious during
the whole time her friends thought she
was dead, heard and understood every
thing that was said, and witnessed the
preparations for the burial. She de
scribes her feelings as terrible in the ex
General Scott's Daughter.
Apropos of society, the death of Mrs.
Goold Hoyt, "the handsomest of the
bur lovely daughters of General Scott,"
as she is described by one who writes
about her, is a loss that it will remem^
ber for awhile anyway. It was so sud
den that all who knew her were shocked
by its announcement. Mrs. Hoyt was
not exactly a leader in the social world,
but she was well known and had many
friends. In her youth she was one of
the most beautiful women in America,
and when Goold Hoyt secured her as his
wife he was accounted a very lucky
man. She was a blonde of the very
purest type, with features of typical
Grecian regularity and the air of a love
ly queen. Each of the hero's daughters
was an acknowledged beauty, but the
largest share of loveliness belonged to
Mrs. Hoyt. In her more mature years
she had a certain dignity and even aus
terity of manner that repelled anything
like familiarity, but those who were ad
mitted to intimacy found her a woman
of noble character and generous impul
ses.New York Letter.
How To Advertise.
A Hartford, Conn., manwas denounc
ing newspaper advertising to a crowdof
"Last week," said he, "I had an um
brella stolen from the vestibule of the
church. It was a gift, and valuing it
very highly, I spent double the worth in
advertising, but I have not recovered
"How did you word the advertise-
ment?" asked a merchant.
"Here it is," said the man, producing
a slip cut from a newspaper.
The merchant took it, and read:
"Lost from thevestibule of the
church, last Sunday evening, a black
silk umbrella. The gentleman who
took it will be handsomely rewarded by
leaving it at No. San Fernando
"Now," said the merchant, "I am a
liberal advertiser, and have always
found it paid me well. A great deal de
pends upon the manner in which an ad
vertisement is put Let us try for your
umbrella again, and if you do not then
acknowledge that advertising pays, I
will purchase you anew one.'7
The merchant then took a slip of pa
per from his pocket, and wrote:
"If the man who was seen to take an
umbrella from the vestibule of the
church, last Sunday, does not wish to
get into trouble, and have a stain cast
upon the Christian character which he
values so highly, *he will return it at
once to No. San Fernando Street
He is well known."
This duly appeared in the paper, and
the following morning the man was as
tonished when he opened the front door
of his residence. On the porch lay at
least a dozen umbrellas, of all shades
and sizes, that had been thrown in from
the sidewalk, while the front yard was
literally paved with umbrellas. Many
of them had notes attached to them,
saying that they had been taken by mis
take, and begging the loser to keep the
little affair quiet
S I i
Geraniums in the Window.
It is very rare to see a well-grown
geranium in window culture. Even if
the plants bloom fairly, they are often
drawn up, misshapen things, and pleas
ing to look upon. In the majority of
cases, plants that have been set out in
the garden for the summer, are allowed
to "go as you please." The roots find
ing an abundance of soil, the tops grow
off at a famous rate. At the approach
of cool weather the plants are taken up
as they stood if any cutting is done, it
is at the roots, to bring them within the
limits of a pot, and the plants are placed
in the window. As a consequence of
such treatment, the majority of the
leaves fade and fall, and show a lot of
long, lanky stems with a small tuft of
leaves at the top. This condition of the
plants is due eithertolackof knowledge
or to timidity. Amateur cultivators, as
a general thing, seem to fear to use the
knife could the plant suffer pain they
would not be more reluctant to cut The
proper method is to prepare the plants
for taking in long before the time for
lifting them but it is too late to advise
that as it is to suggest pruning them at
the time of taking them up. Even at
this late day it is better to cut back the
geraniums to a good shape thantolet
them remain as they are. Of course,
each plant will have its own needs in
this respect, and only general advice
can be given. Cut back the long stems
in such a manner that the plant will
form a low, rounded head, ana remove
altogether such branches as will make
the head too much crowded.
The Chinese are very expertin telling
the time of day looking in the cat's eyes.
They will run to the nearest cat, open
her eyes and at once tell what time it is
all depending upon the size of the aper
ture of the pupil of the eye, which is af
fected by the position of the sun and the
character of the light even when the
day is cloudy. This method probably
gave rise to the well-known nursery
Hiokory, dlckory, dock.
Themouse ran up the clock.'
Correspondents say that a club is
about to be organized in Paris whose
object will be to revive the old customs
of gallantry and politeness. Paris is
declared to have wofully degenerated in
this particular of recent years, and re
form is imperatively demanded. One of
the writers wails with evident agony,
that in the lobby of the opera he often
sees gentlemen passing before ladies
without a word of apology or a touch
of the hat This abominable custom he
believes to have been imported from
America and England.Progress.
fle Won the Bet, bnt it Didn't Pan Out
A few days ago a wag who was anx
ious to test how much confidence a cer
tain friend had in him, took a standard
dollar, and, coating it with quicksilver,
passed it at the other's store. In less
than half an hour the dollar, whose pe
culiar appearance had aroused distrust,
was brought back with:
"Here, Billy, you have given me a
bogus dollar, and I came in to get it re
"It isn't a bogus dollar at all it's as
good as any moneyever coined in Amer-
ica," replied the wag. "Can't you be
lieve me. No man has aright to call
money counterfeit until he subjects it to
a fire assay."
The other said that under ordinary
circumstances he would believe bis
friend, but when it came to trying to
palm off lead dollars on him for silver
ones it was another matter, and offered
to bet $10 that the dollar was bogus.
The bet was accepted and the dollar
turned over to an assayer who pro
nounced it standard silver over 900 fine.
"Well, said the loser, "you set up the
oysters and we'll go down to the store
and get the money."
The winner, whose conscience began
to smite him, spent exactly $10 in cham
agn and oysters and then walked
the store. The loser handed
him a ten dollar bill, which he shoved
into his pocket only to find a few hours
later that it was counterfeit He went
back to expostulate but the loser insist
ed that it was genuine, and added sig
nificantly: "If you have any doubts as
to the correctness of my statement you
had better subject it to afire assay."
The smart Aleck wandered off blas
pheming and is now trying to figure up
how much he is ahead on bis trick.
HowVaccination Affects Some People
There is something about vaccination
that is peculiar. At Norristown, Pa., a
young lady was vaccinated with virus
taken from the arm of a young man, and
after it worked she could never be near
him a moment without wanting that arm
of his around her waist or neck. A
gentile at Salt Lake city was vaccinated
with virus taken fromthe arm of a Mor
mon neighbor, and the gentile has em
braced Mormonism and married three
wives, and is looking for more. It beats
all how vaccination works. A man in
Milwaukee who always paid his debts
promptly, was vaccinated from virus
obtained from the arm of a friend who
was considered a little slow about pay
ing, andnowthe vaccinated man, though
well off, stands off his creditors and acts
like a dead beat, compelling collectors
to call at least a dozen times before he
The Lessens Oanal.
Our correspondence from Panama
shows how the money subscribed by the
public that has faith in the interoceanic
canal is squandered with a lavish hand
on the isthmus and little left to show for
it in the way of progress toward the re
alization of the great canal digger's
visions. Costly machinery is strewed
over the country, $200,000 is paid for a
house that could havebeenbuilt for $40,-
000, and it is not true that the company
that has the labor in hand has agreed to
construct the canal for $100,000,000.
These are points in the story of the
canal finances that indicate the spirit
which controls and which seems to in
volve the necessary occurrence of a cat
astrophe one of those days.New York
An Incident of Wall Street
There are many mysteries in Wall
street transactions which will always re
main suchtothe uninitiated. Occasion
ally some of them are explained, but the
public continues to be deceived as much
as ever. A writer in Truth, explaining
how quotations donotrepresent transac
tions, and that the amount of sales re
Sorted has very littletodo with actual
usiness, gives a good illustration of
this fact, which would-be speculators
will do welltoremember. A gentleman
of ample means left an order with a
broker for the purchase of 1,000 shares
of an active stock, and deposited $10,-
000. The stock which had been firm
immediately declined, while others ad
vanced. The quotations were getting
downtohis margins, when hewas called
on for more money. Not satisfied that
his judgment had been at fault, he re
solved to purchase stock and take it
home. He received the second note
from his broker, with notice that he
would be sold out at 1 o'clock that day.
Putting the money in his pocket he
walked to the office and begged for a
little more time, as 5 per cent of the
margin yet remained. He simulated
poverty 'and professed to be a ruined
man. The broker was inexorable, and
smiled at his pleadings: "Well," said,
the investor, 'Til take that stock home,
please pass it out" at the same time
taking the currency from his pocket
The broker was dumbfounded at this
unexpected outcome, and asked fortune
to go over to the .board, for he had nev
er purchased the stock. The investor
objected, and having learned the effica
cy of a revolver as a revenue officer dur
ing the war, he took a "navy six" from
his pocket and said: "Gentlemen, it is
my turn now. I want that stock this
very minute or every cent of the money
I left on deposit" It is needlesstosay
that he received a check for the full
Study to Have Ideas.
A suggestive story is told of the late
Joseph Harrison, of Philadelphia, in
ventor of the sectional boiler for which
the Academy of Arts and Sciences
awarded him the Rumford medal, and
widely known as the partner of Winans
in Russian railway contracts. He was
climbing the Gemmi, in Switzerland, ac
companied by a young man, and the
conversation fell on the younger man's
chance of rising in the world should he
embrace the profession of mechanical
engineer. Mr. Harrison favored the
idea, saying that this was the age of in
vention and improvement that machin
ery was constantly being appliedtonew
uses, and that he who would make it a
study and master it in all its forms
wouldnever be at a loss to obtain re
"But I have no skill indrawing," said
the young man.
"Neither have I," said Mr. Harrison
"1 never had timetolearn. But I have
always found that if I had an idea I
could express it on a shingle with a
piece of chalk, and let a draughtsman
work it out handsome and,according to
rule. And I've generally had ideas
enough to keep three draughtsmen busy.
You can always hire draughtsmen, but
you can't hire ideas, my boy."\,
It may be added that Mr. Harrison's
success was due not to scholastic ad'
vantages, but to native
WHOLE NUMBER 224
The travellerin Norwayis often struck
with the strong conservatism and the
hatred of any appearance of pride
which mark the farmers^ One of their
customs prescribes that~"the guest shall
eat alone. The purpose of this singu
lar etiquette istoshow the visitor that
the meal has been specially prepared for
him. In one of his excursions, Paul Du
Chaillu stopped for several days with a
Norwegian farmer in whose veins ran
the blood of King Harold the Fair-Hair
ed, who ruled a thousand years ago.
After several remonstrances, the guest
prevailed upon his host to sit at table
with him. But he noticed that he was
"Why do you not take your meals
with me?" asked Du Chaillu. "You
certainly can't eat two dinners within
half an hour of each other."
"Oh," said the farmer, "if I did SQ,
Fm afraid the servants and my neigh
bors would call me proud. They would
say that I am ashamed of them before
strangers, and would think I slighted
"Why don't you paint your dwellings
white? They would look so much pret-
tier," said the guest, one day,tothe
"I would like to do so," he replied,
but what would people say? They
would think I wanted to appear better
than they are, and was tryingtoimitate
the city people."
This intense conservatism preserves
primitive forms of society, which have
been lost in more progressive communi
ties. The maid-servants have an inde
pendent air, which proclaims that
though they worked for the farmer,
they,too,were Norsemen's daughters,
the equals of the farmer's wife andgirls.
The fanner sits at the head of the ta
ble, and on each side are his family and
the maids and men-servants. He is the
patriarch, and they look up to him as
the first among equals^
Worse Than Burglary.
Just as the train was entering a tun
nel on a Missouri Railroad, a stout wo
man opened the window. In came the
gas and smoke which alarmed her and
she began to screech frantically:
"Murther! Murther! I am kilt" In a
moment the car filled with smoke and
gas and came very near smothering
every person in it She couldn't under
stand where the smoke came from, and
yelled, "Fire! fire! murther! we're all
kilt! For God's sake, help! Don't let me
burn up!" By this time the passengers
were coughing and tumbling over each
other, rushing to the car doors in a
most ludicrous manner. The ear doors
were locked the old lady fainted, while
other passengers yelled for help, carried
on like madmen, and by the time they
reached the end of the tunnel were ex
hausted and almostsuffocated. The old
lady told the conductor that she would
never travel through an underground
gas works again.
No such golden sunsets are seen in
Italy as bathe"the stupendousmountain*
in a sea of ineffable glory. The air is
clearer and purer, the stars at night
more brilliant the sky more blue, and
every aspect of nature more wonderful
than elsewhere in the world. Properly
the name Coloradocoloredwas given
a country whose boundless plains as
shadows of clouds or of mountains
sweep over them, assume every possible
hue, and whose mountains are white
with snow and when white clouds roll
over stupendous heights, the sheet of
snow is taken away as if lifted by na
ture's great chambermaid. Then ap
pear the parti-colored rocks, white and
gray and red and yellow and brown, as
if all the paint-shops of the universe
had been emptied from'heaven upon
massive mountains, that a wonderful
land might be named Colorado.
Charles Sumner thought that nothing
promoted a woman's youthfulnessof ap
pearance so much as, after suitable
study of the subject adheringtoone
style of arranging the hair. "Imagine,"
says he, a Greek goddess changing the
arrangement of her hair every few
When Gerald, Earl of Kildare, who
was in rebellion, was captured and
brought from Ireland to King Henry
VIL at London, a member of the privy
council exclaimed: "All Ireland can
not govern this Earl." "Then," said
the wise King, "let this Earl govern all
Mahomet wrote intheKoran: "On the
day of resurrection those who have in
dulged id ridicule will be calledtothe
door of Paradise and. have it shut in
their faces just as they reach it Again,
or their turning their backs, they will
be calledtoanother door, and again on
reaching it will see it closed against
them, and so on, without end.*'
Shamefully deserted, by the restof the
fleet, while fighting with Dncasse, off the
Dutch shore, Admiral Benbow exclaim
edtothe Captainof his flag-ship "I am
badly wounded. If I do not last till
the end of this fight acquit yourself as
a man, and when all is up sink your
ship that you may wash from it the
stain that has this day dishonored Eng-
Ben Zaid, an Arabian Sheik, captured
in battle 100 prisoners, whom he con
demnedtodeath. A brave young fel
low among those captured begged, as a
last favor, that priceless boon to Arabi
ansa drink of water for each of the
party. It was given to all. "By this
act" exclaimed the youth, "we have be
come your guests. You dare not break
the laws of hospitality." Zaid was so
struck by his presence of mind that he
freed them alL
All the terrors of the FrenchRepublic,
which held Austria in awe, were unable
to command her diplomacy. ButNapo
leon sent to Vienna M. de Narbonne,
one of the old noblesse, with the morals,
manners and name of that interest, say
ing that it was indispensabletosend to
the old aristocracy of Europemen of the
same connection, which, in fact, consti
tutes a sort of Free Masonry. M. de
Narbonne, in less than a fortnight, pene
trated all the secrets of the Imperial
Every man. says a Persianlegend, has
two angelsone upon hisrightshoulder,
the other upon his left When he does
anything good, the angel on the right
shoulder writes it down, andseals it, be
cause what is once well done isdonefor
ever. When he does an evil act the
angel on the leftshoulder writesitdown,
but.does not seal it waiting until mid
night If before that time tne manbows
down his head andexclaims: "Gracious
Allah! I have sinned, forgive me!" the
angel rubs it out but if not, he seals it
and the angel on the right shoulder
Why is it that the possessor of a dia
mond necklace Is always spoken of as
the happy wearer?'* Five to one she
a wretched being.