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J. 11. FOSTER,
A ftill set of teeth for ten dollars.
Gas administered by Dr. lierry, and
teetli extracted without.pain
Office over Kiesling & Keller's
TV*. A. MAUDEN,
Ofliee, corner Miun. and First S 8l.
SEW ULM, MINNESOTA
T\R. C. BERRY,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
Orritii AT THE CITY 1K* O STOWS.
SEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
Physician and Surgeon.
Nl'.W I'f.M, MINN.
Ofliee and residence on 3d North St.
OH. .1. W, 1? WELLCOME^
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
Sleepy Eye, Minn.
DR. G. WELLNER,
Formals Acmen Arzt znr "North
Star dispensary,'" Chicago, hat sich
permanent in Burns niedergelassen
und empfehlt sich midet seinen
Attorney and Counselor
Officeove' Citizen's Nat'l Bank.
NEW ULM MINN.
JOS. A. ECKSTEIN,
Attorney and Counselor
Titles examined and perfected.
Particular attention given to collec
MONEY TO LOAN.
fcr^TOffice over Brown Co. Bankjf|
NEW ULM. MINN.
LIND & RANDALL,
Attorneys at Law,
NEW ULM, MINN.
formed a copartnership with Mr.
Fran L. KANDALI,, who together with Mr.
IIAUBERO, my former clerk, may be found at our
plucb at all times, I take pluasuro in announcing
to my clients and to the public that we are now
belter prepared than ever before to give prompt
attention to business placed in our hands.
The undersigned wilt continue to dovote his at
tention to the conduct and trial of civil and crim
inal cases in the Stats and Federal Courts.
11 JOHN LIND.
Notary Public, Conveyancer,
and agent for St. Taul
FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE CO.
Springfield, Brown Co., Minn.
Or*i\ POST OFFICE NEW ULM, MINN.
ADOLPH SEITER, Prop'r-
'''his house is the most centrally lo
cated house in the city and af
fords good Sample Rooms.
DEALER I N
BOOTS & SHOES,
Minnesota Street, New Ulm, Mint
A large assortment of men's hoots
and shoes and ladies' and children's
shoes constantly kept pn hand. Cust
tom work and repairing promptlyat-
AlANrFACTUUER OF DEALEIl I N
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
pomptly attended t,b
WAGO N AM S1THH0P.
The undersigned would respectfully inform the
public that he has opened a wagon and Smith shop
on State Street, and in prepared to do any and all
work in his line promptly and at living rates. All
work warranted. New wagons will always keep
Unhand. A kind patronage is respectfully sol*
BROWN CO. BANK.
C.I1.01IADBOURN, C. II. ROSS,
Go, Minn. and Centre Str.
NEW ULM, MINN.
Collections and all business pertaining to banking
promptly attended to.
3. rfenninget. "W.jjoescn. tJ. Dcehne
Eagle Mill Co,
NEW ULM, MINN
Gradual Reduction Roller
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Minnesota street, next door to
NEW ULM, MINN-
IN BASEMENT OF
ZKlies 5aagr' EI00I3:.
The best of Wines, Liqours and
Cigars constantly kept ou hand.
Louis Felkel, Prop'r,
GHAS. STTO, 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.
DEALER I N
Livestock, Hides, Lard, Wool.
Cattle bought and sold in large or
small numbers. Contracts solicited
AND CHEAP SALES
Hats, Caps, Notions,
Crockery and Glassiuare,
Green, dried and Canned
Fruits, etc, etc.
Minnesota Street, New Ulm, Minn.
I will always take farm prodnce in exchange
for good*, and pay the highest market price for all
kinds of paper rags.
In connection with my store I have a first-class
saloon furnished with a splendid billiard table, and
my customers will always find good liquors and
cigars, and every forenoon a splendid lunch.
Ail 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 O FOMTDBE
Proprietor and Manufacturer of
TUG FARMERS FRIEND
The besu fanning mill in the market.
Store and Factory on Centre Street near
the City Mill
NEW ULM. -MINN.
Miss T. WestphaL
Keeps on hand a huge and well
asorted stock of MILLINERY, FANCY
GOODS and ZEPHR WOOJ, opposite the
Union Hotel, between second and
Third North streets.
NE W ULM, MINN.
MIL IN" E IS,
Mrs. Anton Olding,
HJEICT* DOOR flPO'
SOMtaER'S STORE, $EW ULM
Has on hand a good stock of Millnery Goods con.
slsting in part of Hats, Bonnets, Velvets, Silks
Ribbons, Feather, Human Hair, Flowers, Ice.
iag of all kinds, Smbroidery Work ana Fashion
able Dress making done to ojrder.
Farm Produce takeuia xebange for goods
H- n^if* fur
*$ K.--?r*3S^3i73V ^^^&f*>%?i!S!3^,3!g??Ri*!^^
BHEWS, HALSTBB, & BOTTLER
This brewery is one of the largest, establishwent
of the kind in ihe Minnesota Valley and is fitted
up with all the modern iLprovements. Keg ana
bottle beer furnished to any parr of the city on
shorfc notice. My bottle beer is especially adaptea
for family use.
Co'antry brewers and others that buy malt will
find it to their interest to place their orders witn
receive my prompt at-
me. All orders by mail wi111
ft. ft. Beu^miwin &
Corner Minn. & 1st North strs.
NEW ULM, MINN.
This business is established and will be conduct
ed as heretofore in the rear en* of Mr. H. Be9"
manns hardware store. It shall be our to
constantly keep on hand a well assorted ewcaoi
HTrness laddTes, Collars, Whips, Blank-f etc.
which well be sold at bottom pricos, ypn\ner
aud all kinds of custom work promptly a csa
tisfaetortly attended to.
MAHUFACTHSEK ANB.DEALEB IN
Upholstery, and all custom work
pertaing to my business promptly at
tended to. Minnesota street, next door
to Sohnobrich's saloon. New Ulm.
CHEAP CASH STORE.
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS,
HATS, CAPS, GROCORIOS,
CROC Kit BY, AND OILS
etc. etc. etc. etc
g^TAll goods sold at bottom price
Store on Minnesota St. between 2d
and 3d North streets, N wUlm.
Canned, Dried and Green Fruit
F1-0UR AND FEED
TONE, WOODEN AND "WILLOW WAT.E
Mnn. Str. New Ulm, Minn.'
ip, ESTATE ^GENCY
fill Southwestern Minnesota,
NEW U1.M, MINN.
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.
I3T County Agency for the German
American Hail Ins. Co. of St. Pai
H. H. Beussmann,
Shelf Heavy Hardware, Iron Steel,
Carp ters and Farming Tools,
FARMING MACHINERY, &c.
Cor, Minn. & 1st N- Strs.,
NEW ULM, MINN.
COOKIN & HEATIN 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 1.
Comer of Minn, and 2d North Streets.
NEW ULM, MINN.
The Celebrated White, Howe,
New^American & Singer
Oor. Minn. Is 8. Sts.. New VIM
NEW MACHIN E SHOP.
Centre Street, Opposite Mueller &
Scherer's Lumber Yard,
NEW ULM, MINN
%co. Kobkr-ft, fVop'f
1am 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 lOOlarge octavo par.
Dr.E Footethe author
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Write or eoiQi
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Holldav ia ements Beady.
AATTT.WASEINGTON, N .J. Maylc
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NEW ULM, MINN., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28,1882.
Doat Slop Over.
"Don't slop over," the old man snid,
As he placed his hand on tbe young man's
"Go it by all means. Go it fast
Go it while leather and horseshoes last
Go it while hide and hair on horse
Will hold together. Oh, go it, of course
Go it as fast as ever you can
But don't slop over, iny dear young man.
"Don't slop ovffr. You'll And, some day,
Tbat keeping an eye to win'ard will pay.
A horse may run a little too long
A preacher may preach a fraction too Btrong
A poet who pleases the world with rhymes
May write, and regret it in after times.
Keep the end of the effort ever In view,
And don't slop over, whatever you do.
Don't slop over. The wisest of men
Are bound to slop over now and then
And the wisest, at work or at feast,
Are the very ones that blunder tbe least.
Those that for spilt milk never wail
Are the ones tbat carry tbe steadiest pail.
Wherever you go, go In for the fat,
But don't slop overand freeze to tbat.
"Don't slop over. Distrust yourself.
Nor always reach to tbe highest shelf
Tbe next to tbe highest will gen'rally do.
And answer tbe needs of such as you.
Climb, of course but always stop
And take your breath this side of the top
And you will reach it in wind, and strong,
Without slopping over. This ends my song."
BY J. T. TROWBRIDGE.
He was not so very little either. He
was fourteen years old and as tall as
most boys of his age.
But he WAS a shy and sensitive child,
with features almost as delicate asthose
of a girl. And compared with his big
brothers, he seemed fitted wehV enough
by the nickname they had given him.
They were great, rough fellows, the
youngest of whom, though only seven
teen, appeared a full-grown man. That
was Luffa word into which his real
name, Eliphnz, had been appropriately
boiled down. Somehow Luff Keeler ex
actly described the fat, stout, chubby
cheeked, jovial, rude, reckless sort of
boy he was.
Then there were Walt, aged nineteen,
and Russ, twenty-one tall, bony, mus
cular young men, loud-voiced, full of
coarse fun and brag. How Milton (that
was the name of Little Brother) could
have been one of the same family, and
yet so wholly unlike these three, was a
subject of wondering remark to every
body who knew them.
The nickname had not been bestowed
upon him out of tenderness, I am sorry
to say, but rather out of contempt.
They could not understand how any
body should be so fond of books and
pictures, fireside quiet and his mother's
The truth was, Milton loved fun as
well as they, but a very different sort of
fun and it was his dread of their rude
ways which drove him to the chimney
corner and the shelter of his mother's
affection. She was a gentle, quiet wom
an, to be the mother of three such bois
terous young men and the youngest
boy was naturally her pet.
Many a time she had to take his part
against the tyranny he suffered from
them, especially from Luff. Not that
Luff was viciously cruel to Little Broth
er being so unlike him, he never knew
how cruel some of histricks really were.
If lie thought of anything Milton espe
cially abhorred, like the sight of a rep
tile, or the blood-curdling shriek of a
sharpening saw, he took a strange de
light in inflicting it upon him.
'He's got to get usedto such things,"
he would say,when the mother reproved
him "what's theuse of his being a baby
all his life?"
"But what's the use of your torment
ing the life out of him when you know
that he can't endure such things?" she
many times had occasion to reply, with
eyes that could flash when she was
Gentle as she was, she had much re
served dignity and determination of
character, which commanded the re
spect even of the lawless Luff. He
would turn laughingly away at such
times, with a careless, "Ob, wal! I won't
bother Little Brother any more!" and
perhaps play another trick upon him
within an hour.
Mr. Keeler, a kind-hearted but not a
very refined man, also took the part of
the youngest when the others were too
rough with him more to satisfy his
wife, however, than because he thought
Milton ought to mind their jokes.
"Now, boys!" he said one day, as he
was about leaving home, "don't you go
to plaguing Milton while I'm away do
leave him in peace for once, if only to
please your mother."
They were digging a well in the cat
tle-yard they had reached a ledge which
they had to blast, and Mr. Keeler was
driving to town to get somedrillssharp
"Now, Milton!" he said to Little
Brother, who held thegate open for him
to drive through, "help your brothers
and don't mind their nonsense."
"What you call nonsense is sometimes
awful to me!" replied the boy from the
ground. "Why can't they let me
"They would, if you wouldn't pay
any attention to their jokes," said his
"I can't help paying attention!" Mil
ton exclaimed. "What does Luff catch
me for and hold me up to the brink of
the well and make believe he is going
to tumble me in?"
"But you know he won't!" said his
"Of course I know he won't. But I
don't like to be held at the brink of the
well and made to look down with him
pushing me! It gives me a horrible
feeling?' And tears started to the boy's
"Well, well! I don't think he will do
it any more anyway, try not to mind
it if he does." With which mildly con
soling words Mr. Keeler drove off to
It was some time before Milton went
to theyard where the work was going
on. That gave Luff a chance to forget
his father's parting charge to him and
to prepare another trick for Little
Milt! Milt!" he called. "They're
waiting for you!"
As Milt knew that he was expected to
help Luff draw Walt and Russ up outof
the well, he reluctantly left the kitchen
corner and his book and went out in
answer to the call.
Luff stood amid the rubbish at the
edge of the well leaning on the windlass
ana looking down. Milton, as he drew
nigh, could hear the steady click-click of
the sledge and drill below.
He walked carefully around to the op
posite side of the well from Luff, and
looking in, saw Russ'and Walt still at
work, with no appearance of stopping.
You told me they were waiting," he
said. "They are not half ready yet."
"Yes, they are," replied Luff\ with a
sober look on his red, chubby face.
They are goirigjo tamp now, and they
want the fuse. Run and .fetch it.?*
"Where is it?" Milton asked.
"Why, under that board there don't
Ton know? Hurrv!"
iff i.-*. ij^ t'yff%t
Little Brother did not ask why Luff
could not have got the fuse, instead of
calling him from the house before even
the tamping was begun nor did hesus
pect a trick. He ran to the board.lifted
it with one hand, hastily put the other
on something coiled up there, and started
back with a shriek of horror.
Luff roared with laughter, leaning on
the windlass, which fairly shook with
"Why don'tyou bring the fuse, Milt?"
he cried, choking with mirth. "What's
the matter with the fuse?"
"It's a snake! You knew it was a
snake!" gasped poor Little Brother, still
shuddering from the shock.
"The fuse ain't a snake!" said Luff.
"The fuse is there, too. I didn't mean
forfrou to get the snake."
"But you knew I would see it, and
it's a mean disgusting trick!" Milton
"Of course I knew*you would see it,"
saidl. "But it won't hurt you. -It's
"Iknow itwon'thurtme. It wouldn't
hurt me, if it wasn't dead," cried Little
Brother, his eyes flashing as his moth
er's could sometimes flash. "But I
dread the sight of a snake, dead or
alive you know it, and that's what you
sent me to the board*for."
"I sent you there to cure you of being
such a coward," said Luff, still laugh
ing, but not so heartily as at first.
"No, you didn't!" Milton declared.
"You wanted to have some low, silly,
hateful sport that's what you did itfor.
You didn't think anything*about curing
me of being a coward. You know,
though I don't like some things you do,
and which I'm glad I don't like,fun
with dead snakes, for instance,you
know I'm no more a coward than you
The boy's color had come back into
his cheeks, bis voice rang out with spir
it, and his blue eyes sparkled as he told
his brother this truth.
"You're careful to keep out of my
reach when you say that," said Luff.
"That shows you're a coward."
"It shows that I don't like you and
your ways that's what it shows!" re
plied the boy. "If I don't like a certain
thing, I can't help it whether it's a
dead snake, a big
Lufor sneeredbrother." trying not to show
that he was cut by this sharp retort.
"I could' go and take hold of that
snake if it was necessary I shouldn't
like to, but I could do it. I could hug
you, too, if it would do either of us any
good. But don't see that it will, and
so I'd rather have nothing to do with
either of you."
Milton did, however, walk resolutely
up to the board, take the innocent little
reptile on a stick, and fling it away out
of the yard.
Luff did not often see him show so
much spirit, yet he should have learned
before this that the* delicate and sensi
tive boy could do the most disagreeable
things, with unflinching resolution, if,
as he said, it was "necessary."
Luff actually resented what he had
provoked him to say, and begantothink
of some other trick to play off upon Lit
tle Brother. As he could not at once
invent anew one, however, li6 resolved
to try an old one again.
Milton did not like to be held overthe
brink of the well. He had also a great
dread of the sound of the blast, and
would always, when it was fired, hold
his ears and run from it as far as pos
Til catch him and hold him, after
thefuse is lighted," thought Luff. "That
will give him a good scare."
He said nothing, however, until the
blast had been charged and tamped,
and Russ and Walt were ready to come
up out of the well.
"Give me a turn here now, Milt,"
said Luff, soberly. "No more fooling!"
"It will do for you to say no more
fooling.'" Milton replied, slowly ap
proaching the windlass. "It's you that
do it all."
"Well, fun is fun, and work is work,"
said Luff. "Now it's work's turn.
Catch hold here!"
Little Brother laid hold of the spokes
on one side of the windlass and lifted.
Luff pulled down on the other side,
The strong rope wound up onthe roller,
bringing the great bucket up from the
bottom of the well, with Walt in it'
Walt stepped out, blinking at (the
strong daylight, and the bucket was let
down again for Russ.
When it rested on the bottom, both
Luff and Milton, from opposite sides of
the windlass, looked down to see Russ
light the fuse. This was designed to
burn long enough for him to get out of
the well and at a safe distance from it
before the blast should explode,
Luff seemed never to have been think
ing less of a trick than at that moment
when he wasdiligently considering how
he should manage to capture Little
Brother, and how near he should ven
ture to hold him when the explosion
The well was about twenty-five feet
deep, a gloomy pit but under the shade
of their nat-brims they could see two
little gleams of light at the bottom.
One came from a pool of water in a
hollow of the ledge, reflecting the sum
mer sky. The other was the blaze of a
match Russ had just struck.
Having touched the end of the fuse
and seen it catch and sparkle, Russ
stepped quickly into the bucket, laid
hold of the rope, and, calling out,
"Haul away!" was drawn up by Luff
and Milt as Walt had been before.
Walt, meanwhile, had carried away
from the well the powder which came
up in the bucket with him and, having
lighted his pipe, he was now walking
leisurely back to the windlass.
"Take my place here, won't you,
Walt?" Milton said, when the bucket
was about half way up.
Jt is uncertain whether he suspected
Luff's intentions towards him, or wheth
er he simply wished to get as far away
as possible from the sound of the blast
Luff made no objections, and Walt, pipe
in mouth, laid hold of the spokes of the
Probably Milt did not think that even
the reckless Luff could neglect his im
portant trust for a little cruel sport at a
time like that. He drew aside from the
windlass, as Walt took his place, pass
ing almost within Luff's reach.
"Hold on, Walt!" cried Luff, the
moment he saw the spokes in his broth
er's powerful grasp. And letting go bis
own hold with one hand, he made a
swoop with hV at unsuspecting Little
Brother, and caught him by the arm.
"Oh, quit your fooling now!" said
Walt, with the pipe in his lips while
Little Brother struggled to get away
Walt was well able alone to draw the
bucket up but Luff was still trying to
help him, while holding ontoMilton
with one hand.
"Don't kick! don't squeal!" he said,
laughingly. "No use! You've got to
stay here till that blast goes off, if it
blows us both into the middle of next
Terrified at this threat, MW/m
,i .in! frtoA&fi^rffrftHtir i
30 violent a jerk that he nearly got Tree.
To save and balance himself, Luff put
back one foot,which struck a loose stone
and sent it tumbling over the mound of
rubbish into the well.
The rattling sound was followed by a
strange scuffling movement below, then
a heavy plunging thud, and the bucket
was empty. The stone had struck Russ
on the head, and he had fallen to the
This frightful accident brought Luff
to his senses. He let Milton go, and,
at an exclamation of wrath and fright
from Walt, hastened to look down into
The glimmering pool was no longer
visible but in its place layadark heap,
perfectly motionless, at the bottom of
That was Russ, half-concealed by the
bucket hanging over him. Beside him
a little spark was to be seen. That was
the fuse, the fire in which was steadily
eating its way to the powder of the
"He grdans! he is alive!" said Luff.
"But he'll be blown to thunder in a
minute!" said Walt. And, still holding
the windlass to keep the bucket from
falling, his pipe broken at his feet, he
looked about for help, exclaiming des
perately, "What in the world can we
Little Brother, after escaping from
Luff's grasp, had not run far, when this
frightful catastrophe brought him back
to the well. Forgetting, or overcoming,
for the moment his terror of the blast,
he too looked down at the motionless
but groaning heap at the bottom, and
the relentless, eating sparks in the fuse.
"Go down and put the fire out!" he
cried, in answer to Walt's question.
"And get blown to pieces along with
him!" said Walt. "Will you risk it,
Luff? You tumbled the stone."
"There ain't time," said Luff. "If
we only had' some water to throw
'The blast is going!" Walt exclaim
ed, in the terror and confusion of the
moment. "We can't do anything!"
And he began hurriedly to draw up the
"No! no!" said Milt, excitedly. "Let
it down! let it down!"
He made a spring at the rope, caught
it, and clasping it with hands and
knees, slid down to the bucket Then
he called out wildly, "Let down! let
down!" his delicate, pale, excited face
turned up at his brothers in the soften
ed light which shone into the well.
The firm daring with which he went
down to what seemed certain death fas
cinated his brothers above. Instead of
retreating to avoid the blast, as they
were on the point of doing, they let
He was out of the bucket before it
touched the bottom. He snatched at
the fuse, but it h^d already burnt into
the tamping, and he could not get hold
to pull it out. There was only one oth
er thing to be done.
He drew his groaning brother out of
the pool, and found still water enough
where he had lain, so that a little could
be scooped up with his hands.
This be used and there, over the
blast which might at any time explode,
with rock-tearing and earth-shaking
force, he dashed dripping handful after
handful upon the tamping, down under
which the fuse had disappeared, and ex
tinguished the last spark of fire. Then
he fell fainting beside his brother at the
bottom of the well.
When he came to himself he was ly
ing on the ground in the open air.
Russ, hatless, with blood trickling down
his cheek, and locks of matted hair
straggling over his eyes, was sitting up
beside him. His father was there, on
one knee, and his mother came running
from the house, with a bottle in her
hand. Walt and Luff stood looking on,
both very anxious and very much
"Is Russ all right?" was Little Broth
er's first question.
"He is all right, or will be soon,"
said his father. "And so are you, I
"I'm better," said the boy, also sit
ting up. "I'm so glad I didn't turn
faint till I had put the fuse out!"
"How could youdo such a thing? my
precious, noble boy!" sobbed his moth
"I saw that somebody must do it, or
Russ would be killed, and I thought I
had time, if I did it at once," Milton
said, with a feeble smile adding mod
estly, "Walt and Luff helped."
"Mightly little we helped!" Walt ex-*
claimed, with an outburst of honest feel
ing. "Russ might have been blown to
flinders, for anything we would have
dared to do. There's more true cour
age in Little Brother than there is in
both our great lubberly hulks!"
He was not the only one who at that
moment felt that to see a great danger,
and greatly to dread it, and yet to have
the heart and resolution to brave it for
another's sake, is the very highest cour
"How did it all happen? how did it
begin?" Russ inquired, hardly yet re
covered from his stupor.
"I began it I'm ashamed to say,"
Luff confessed, following Walt's exam
ple, and speaking from the deepest feel
ing of which he was capable. "I was
fooling with Little Brother, when I
knocked a stone down on to your
"Fooling with him again, Luff?" said
his father, reproachfully.
"Yes, sir," Luff replied, with frank
self-condemnation. "I was going to
hold him while the blast went off, be
cause he always showed that he dread
edit so, and 1 thought he was such a
"A coward, myson!" exclaimed their
mother, clasping Milton to her heart
"I've been a mean, cowardly ruffian
myself, and that's a fact!" said Luff.
"As Walt says, Little Brother has more
courage than both of us. I hope you'll
all remind me of it, if I ever lay rough
hands on him again."
"Oh, but I am sure you never will!"
said Little Brother, hopefully and for
And Luff never did.
A fashionable novelty in perfumery
has been invented in Austria, and is
called the book of soap." Each leaf
is enough when torn out for one good
wash. The books vary in sizes the
smaller are for the hands only, and are
no larger than pocket-books. The leaf
is soaked in a basin of water for three
seconds, then it floats and is placed in
the center of the hand, where it soon,
with gentle friction, froths. A page of
soap sounds strange, and stranger yet.
the soap is excellent it is not unlike an
ivory tablet We doubt if the invention
can ever become popular as an article
suitable for presenting. It is too sug*
Old Time Sermons.
A good deal is never lost he whocharming
Sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he with those of to-day. ta tfiere anything
who plants kindness gathers love. new under the sun?
According to the testimony of "the
oldest inhabitant" tbe sermons of the
old Dutch dominies in New York were
fearfully and wonderfully made. "As
there was no hour glass in the pulpit"
he says, "or warning clock in the bleak,
square edifice, .the dominie, merely for
form's sake, consulted his ponderous
gold bull's-eye,' and placed it out of
arm's reach before beginning his dis
course, but was only restrained*in his
zealous labor of love by utter physical
exhaustion. Men were strong then,
ministers' sermons were long, loud,
ponderous, nay, even muscularthey
clinched each telling point with a heavy
right-hand blow on the sacred volume
before them, as if resolvedtofixit there
for all coming generations. After the
pewter plate had gone round for pen
nies, another eight-stanza hymn, clos
ing with the doxology, was shouted,
when followed the benediction, which
to-day would be considered a prayer of
reasonable duration, but was always a
blessing to -youngsters for during its
delivery they were permitted to stand.
On the walk home grandmother said the
sermon was full of refreshing consola
tions father spoke of its vital power
mother thought the Doctor had never
been happier, while the children were
delighted when the massive Bible was
shut with a slam, denoting a speedy ter
mination of the sermon. The promi
nent points of the morning lesson were
again set before them in the lengthened
grace, ere they were permitted to eat
the cold apple pie, merely as a sustain
er of nature, that they might be fortified
in the inner man to endure the after
noon and evening services, which were
nearly equal in extent and power to the
grand trial of thejmorning."
OhfldWi Best Food.
"What are the greatest desiderata in
taking care of children in the Sum-
"Plenty of fresh airthese river and
harbor excursions are splendidearly
hours and proper food."
"What is the best food for children?"
"Milk and cereals, bread, oatmeal,
corn meal, and cracked wheat are the
best food. Poor people often give their
children corned beef and cabbage when
they are only 2 or 3 years old. ^That is
"Are not veal and porkalmost equal
ly indigestible for children?"
"They are very trying, indeed, to
their digestion beef, mutton, and fowl
are by far more nutritious and easily
"How as to fruit, green apples, and
"Fruit if it is ripe, is healthy, but
green apples are to be avoided they of
ten produce cholera infantum."
"And our national, omnipresent pie,
"That is thejrery worst of all. Pie of
any sort is bad because the crust is so
indigestible, but mince pie and lemon
pie especially are diabolical."
"Candy eaten in moderate quantities
is not bad if taken after meals. The
trouble about candy eating by children
is that it generally takes away their ap
petites for wholesome, strengthening
food. There is no stamina, of course,
in sugar: it is simply a heating food,
and won't make brain or muscle."
Prof. Chandler, in New York Herald.
A Heavy Verdict.
The negro jury who brought in "Sui
cide in second degree," against an un
happy prisoner could hardly beat this
Sarformance, reported in the Baltimore
The following amusing incident oc
curred at Fincastle, Va., during the last
term of the Botetourt County Court
A jury was empanelled to try one
Boler, charged with ah assault on J. G.
Sperry, the latter testifying in the case.
After two days' deliberation the jury
returned into court with a verdiot of
It would be hard to picture the scene
that followed. The bar was convulsed,
the dead man" smiled audibly, Judge
Palmer looked on for a moment in mute
astonishment and then hid behind bis
An old story, frequently told in the
forecastle of British ships, is reproduced
by the New York Ledger. A seaman
once came before the judges of Admir
alty for examination as to hisfitnessfor
the office of boatswain on board a frig
ate then fitting out for theIndies. The
august judges were in a petulant mood,
and the president of the board so far
forgot himself as to ask Jack if he could
telloff the points of the compass.
"Aye, sirand by your honor's fav-
or," said the honest old tar, "I believe
I can say it better than your honor can
say vour Pater Noster."
"ff you can do that, my man, you
shall havethe berth," declaredthejudge
"and if you don't do it, you sha'n't lie
rated at all."
Jack agreed readily, and spun off the
ointsofthe from North to
etc, rapidly, and in fine
Then the judge repeated the Lord'a
Prayer, with equal order and regular
ity and when he had finished he de
manded to know of his associates if
Jack had said his compass any better
than he had said his PaterNoster. They
decided that he had not
"So, my man," said the judge, "you
"No, no, begging your honor's par-
don!" criedJack. Pve done butjust half
the work. We don't call a man fit to
stand at a ship's helm if he can't say
the compass one way as well as the
other. So, now, your honor, I'll box it
And he commenced to give the thirty
two points backwards, commencing,
"NorthNorth-by-West" etc., and go
ing through as glibly as before. "Now,
your honor, weTl hear you box the Pater
Noster,* That's fairI'll leave it to these
honorable gentleman, all."
Of course the judge was stuck. He
joined heartily in the laugh that follow
ed and Jack got his rate and appoint
The wearers of Bernhardtgloves have
antiquity on their side, if nothing more.
The cave men's habits and mode of life
have been defined of late with unexpec
ted distinctness, recent discoveries in
France. Belgium and Switzerland hav
ing made: wis practicable. Professor
BoydDawkins has recently given the
minutest account we have ever had of
this life, and among other curious items
asto.modes of dress and ornamentation
we find gloves made withtwo. andsome
times three and four fingers, and reach
ing very nearly to the elbows. The be
ginning of rouge is also found in their
profuse use of red raddle, and stone
"bangles" were probably quite as
and equally uncomfortable
WHOLE NUMBER 228
Tip Top Pudding.One pint of bread
crumbs, quart of milk, one cupful of su
gar, the grated peel of a lemon, yolks
of four eggs, apiece of butter the size
of an egg. Bake. When done"spread
fresh strawberries over the top (or if
not in season for strawberries use a cup
ful of preserved raspberries) put over
that a meringue made with the whites
of the eggs, a cupful of sugar, and the
juice of the 4emon/ Return ittothe
oven to color. Let it partly cool, and
serve it with rich cream.
Tip Top Cake.One pound of sugar,
one cupful of butter, foureggs, oneeup
ful of milk, one pound of chopped rais
ins, half a pound of chopped figs, half a
grated nutmeg, one small teaspoonful
of soda, one teaspoonful of cream of
tartar, flour to make it of a proper con
Mrs. Cook's Cake.Two cups sugar,
one cup butter, five eggs, lacking two
Whites one cup milk, one teaspoonful
saleratus, two teaspoonfuls creamtartar,
three and one-half cups flour.
Frosting.Two whites of eggs, one
and one-half cups powdered sugar. If
you wishtomake chocolate frosting add
six tablespoonfuls grated chocolate.
Potato Salad.One quart of hot boil
ed potatoes cut into slices, a small onion
and an apple finely chopped, pepper
and salt to taste, one tablespoonful of
vinegar, three tablespoonfuls of olive
oil, some chopped parsley. Mix these
ingredients well together, and when
-perfectly cold serve upon abed of fresh
crisp lettuce with a French dressing.
Salldle of Lamb.A saddle of lamb
is a dainty joint for a small dinner
party. Sprinkle a little salt over it and
set it in the dripping-pan, with a few
small pieces of butter onthe meat baste
it occasionally with tried-out lamb fat
dredge a little flour over it a few min
utes before taking from the oven. Serve
with the best of currant jelly, and send
to table with a few choice early vegeta
Mint Sauce.Wash the sprigs of
mint, let them dry on a towel, strip off
the leaves, and chop them veryfine put
in a sauce-boat with a cupful of vinegar
and four lumps of sugar let it stand an
hour, an'd before serving stir all togeth
er. Mint sauce, if bottled, will keep for
some time and be just as good, if not
better, than it was thefirstday.
There are two thingsevery cook must
realize if he or she wishes to succeed.
One is that stewing and simmering are
not synonymous terms for boiling. A
thermometer will soon show the differ
ence between the two processes. Boil
ing point is not reached under two hun
dred and twelve degrees Fahrenheit
whereas simmering requires only one
hundred and eighty degrees. Now meat
once cooked should never, let it be
heated how you will, be allowed to
reach boiling point. If it does it ia
spoiled simply, and becomes as nutri
tious and as digestible as a bit of shoe
leather. Fact the second is that frying
means just boiling, using lard, oil, but
ter, or any fat you please instead of wa
ter. To fry any thing it should be thor
oughly covered by the boiling lard,
which should be kept up to boiling
point during the whole process. Now
this is not so extravagant as it sounds,,
for the same frying material may
used over and over again.Gastrono
Swinging a Maul at a Striking Machine.
Louisville is full of street-fakirs and
the latest addition to the gang is a man
with a .machine on which anybody can
test their power of striking, by paying a
nickel, with a hammer or large wooden
maul. A large iron peg, attached to
one end of a balanced beam, at the oth
er end of which is a rod, is the object
struck at. When the peg is struck the
rod is shot up through a groove. The
rod is made of wood, and has numbers
on it ranging from 25 to 2,500. The
harder the peg is struck the higher goes
Last night the machine was in posi
tion and one person after another was
testing his striking abilities, when along
came a couple of countrymen. They
had every appearance of being old-time
rail-maulers and way up in the science
of swinging a maul. Oneof them chal
lenged the other to a test of their res
pective .strength. The challenge was
accepted and the challenger, seizing the
maul, let drive at the peg and sent the
rod up to No. 500. Atthe next attempt
the rod flew up to No. 650. The chal
lenged party took hold of the maul and
struck the peg, as he supposed, a terri
fic blow, but the figures on the rod only
showed 450. He gazed at the rod a few
moments with a sort of disgusted look
and then laid down the maul.
"Yer hain't given it up?" asked his
"Not much," he replied, with deter
mination in his tone. "I'll drive that
ar pole up higher'n yer did er bust
He then took off his coat and threw it
down on the curbstone. His hat went
in the same direction. Picking up the
maul, he rested the handle of it between
his legs, while he spit on his hands. He
braced himself and told the crowd to
give him room. The owner of the ma
chine looked on in amazement as the
determined man raised the maul. Three
times the maul described a circle and
then^great Heavens! with what terrific
force it struck that peg! The rod shot
up, and out of the groove it went like a
meteor. The last seen of it it was
shooting across the Turf Exchange over
towards Jeffersonville.Louisville Com
Stewart's Marvelous Memory.
Stewart was the typical tradesman of
modern times. He was a tradesman
everywhere, at church, at his .club, at
home. He never forgot the most trifling
details of his business he knew and re
membered the pattern of every piece of
goods that had every been on his
shelves. Stewart belonged to the Cen
tury club, although he rarely visited its
rooms. The club once bought a carpet
of his people, and when it had been
down for several months Stewart hap
pened to come in. He seemed to be
greatly interested in the carpet study
ing it attentively. "Where did you ly
that?" he demanded at last of the house
"At your place, I believe."
"Impossible!" rejoined the million
aire. "We never had that pattern in
stock. We have had a pattern exactly
similar, except that those little violet
flowers were white."
The committeeman took the trouble
to hunt through his vouchers, and 'pro
duced a receipted'bill of A. T. Stewart
& Co. Mr. Stewart shook his head.
"There is sdme mistakes," hesaid "the
little flowers on our carpeting were
It was found "on invest^ation'that the
little flowers had been whiteso offen
sively white and spotty to the eyes of
some of the aesthetic members of the
club that Louis Laing had carefully
gone over them all with a stiff brash
dinned in violet ink^...- tJ"