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•!••!.»» 1. 'WHICH ONE DO YOU SAY, -tO-w* ._ fc' 'When I was young for,Sunday's feast We u$ed to have potatoes JLnd chicken fixings, beans, and beets.sf| And with them, oit, tomatoes srs*j aBut yesteraa a gourmand gray. *$ A pig from head to fat toes 2 ^Vf Informed me that of vegetables ^1 He much preferred—tomatoes,"fe^I For other folks I wouldn't care, Although my words were not those 3?hey proper deemed, but she I lo\e, She always says—tomottoes. LESS my soul' Well, this is singular'" Supposing the read er may feel a little cu rious to know what it was that Mr Greg ory considered so sin- gular, we TVill take the liberty of glancing over the newspaper which he has just laid down, and read the ^advertisement. It runs as follows. "INFORMATION WANTED—Of Janet Campbell, who came from Scotland in 1810 if she is living, and this.notice should meet Iier eye, she will find something very much vto her advantage by calling on Pcleg Brief. .Attorney at law, No Court Street." John Gregory was a substantial "business man, resident in the good city of Boston, S. A., and was well .known on 'Change some twenty years since. Although well-to-do and abundantly able to support a wife, forty-eight years had elapsed and still fie was a bachelor. To tell the truth, there was very little romance about Gregory, and if ever he did mar ry probably money would have more to do with detevmininghischoice than .Any softer sentiment ck John Gregory, avoiding the 'matrimonial snares which were laid for him by enterprising matrons who liad large families of daughters to dis of. lived quietly in a modest 'house for which he had been fortunate enough to secure a capable housekeep who understood his peculiar tastes Janet Campbell—this was the name of the housekeeper—was of Scotch 'birth and lineage, but had been brought to America while yet a child,, •by her father, who fancied he could ^succeed better in building a fortune in the New Wtorld than in the Old, "Bless my soul'' ejaculated John Gregory "Well, this is singular' To •think or its being my housekeeper, to I've heard of such tilings before, but it never came home to me as I a sa\ before. I wonder how much money she is likely to receive, for of course it is money. 'Very much to Iier advantage'—that's what the no trice says I declare, I'\e a good mind •to go and see this Mr Brief Janet has not seen it, and I may be in some sense considered to be her jrepresenta Hive." Acting upon this determination, My. '^Gregory took his hat and cane, and, wifchmoie than his usual alacrity, 'turned his steps in the direction of Court Stieet He soon found himself wn the ofhce of Mr. Brief. A small, dapper man turned upon tiim'an inquiring look "Mr. Bnei 9 said John Gregorj, interrogatively. "The same." responded the little Jtnan "It I mistake not, you are the one •who is referred to in an advertisement •in this morning's paper "In the matter of Janet Campbell?" ""Yes." '"Can ou give any information re garding her'" asked Brief, with sudden -Interest. "I think so," answered Gregory, ^cautiously. "Think so' Don't you know so 9 repeated -Gregory, hardly believing his ears.5 "Yes or twenty-five thousand -•dollars in our currency." "But how did it come about? Who dett the morfey, and how do you happen to be connected with the -affair?" "As far as I can understand, this was the way it occurred —An uncle oi -Janet, by name Robert, wandered off •to the East Indies, and there, hap ,pening into a profitable occupation, -managed to accumulate the sum -mentioned. He returned to Scotland, but being of an irritable disposition, rfeli out with his relatives at home, -and in a fit of pique, probably, made & will devising his property to his iniece, Janet He soon afterwards died, and the will came in force. The 'business of finding out the heiress, who was kuown to be, or to have •*been, in this neighborhood, was in trusted to me. In order the better to -euceeed, I caused the advertisement which attracted your notice to be in ^•erted in the papers. That is all I iiknow about the matter." JA 5 To fail in aught that she expects, Intolerable the thought grow*. 1 trembling «ay "Now, give me, please, Toruate—tomatt—tomottoe3." —Grace MacGowan Cooke A HASTY MATCH. ""I am much obliged*to you for your Information, sir" said John Gregory. "In regard to finding the person you have advertised, you may set your mnfd entirely at rest. Day after to morrow I will call with her inperson." So saving John Gregory bowed and left the office. "*5 "Five thousand founds. Twenty five thousand dollars," he muttered to himself «'Who would have thought Janet would ever be so rich? I sup pose that she won't be willing to re main as my housekeeper any longer. Can't blame her. Bu how am I going to get along without her? Nobody know exactly how to suit me in every respect as she does." John Gregory walked on awhile in thouchtful silence, ?ffJg "Twenty-five thousand dollars is a good deal of money," thought he. "I wonder what she'll do with it KvThis 9 It would be a great deal of service to me. With the help of it, I could double my business." John Gregory thought a while long er, and a new and happy idea flashed upon him. "There is one way of accomplishing both these desirable objects—retaining Janet in my family and obtaining possession of this money—and that is to marry her John was at first startled by his thought, but the longer he har bored it the more reasonable it Beemed "To be sure, she isn't handsome, nor is she very young for that matter. However, she n«ust be some few yeais younger than myself, and when a man reaches forty-eight, he can't afford to be very particular on that point. Zaunds' I'm half determined—yes I will propose, and that without waste of time." John Gregory went home to dinner a little earlier than usual It so happened that Janet, for a wonder, had not succeeded so well as usual with the dinner, and this, know ing as she did how particular he was, made her teel nfprvous and fidgety. However, to her surprise, he ate with out appearing to remark that any thing was out of the way.' He seemed unusually abstracted, as if he were in tently thinking of something. At lenerth he said abruptly,— "Janet, did you come to this coun try the year 1840?" "Yes, sir," answered Janet, in sur prise. "But how did you know 6 9 "I believe you told me once, Jan et Another silence. "Howlonghave you been with me 9 "Eight years, sir." "You have been very faithful, ha\ been very well satisfied with your services." "I am%ure I am glad of it, sir," said Janet, in increased surprise. "I am sorry the dinner isn't better cook ed to-day, but things seemed to work contrary." "The dinner is excellent," said Greg ory "It couldn't be better." "Well, I declare," thought Janet, "I wonder what's come over him. I ex pected a scolding "I hope that you will always stay with me, Janet "I am sure, sir," said the astomsned house-keeper, "I shall be happy to do so, that is, if you are satisfied with "Satisfied with you' Perfectly But it is not as a housekeeper that I de sire you to remain with me." "Not as a housekeeper'" eiaculated Janet. "I am sure," thought she, "I don't know what's come over Mr. Gregory. He does not appear at all as he usually does." "No, Janet not as a housekeeper. You have served me so well in that capacity that I am convinced you would make an admirable wife." "Oh, Mr. Gregory'", exclaimed the housekeeper, blushing. "You will not be so cruel as to re fuse me 9 9 Excuse my mode of speaking, but you •are aware that we require something* ^definite "Then, sir," said the visitor, "I nnay say unequivocally and positively at I know where Janet Campbell is •to to be found." "Then you will have the goodness to intorm me." "Yes, but not to-day. Two days hence I will bring the person herself bere. Meanwhile, as I appear as her •representative, I shall be glad to fknow of what nature the advantage speak of is." "I will tell you," answered Brief, apparently satisfied of the good faith of his visitor. "You will agree that I -haven't exaggerated the character of the advantage when I tell you that it is the form of, and amounts to, live thousand pounds." "Five thousand pounds "But you are only joking, sir •'Joking' I was never more se rious. "I have" always thought a great deal of you, Mr. Gregory," said the spinster, hesitating, "and if you de sue it very much, I—I don't know that I ha\ any objection The enraptured Gregory jumped to his feet, and crossing to the opposite side of the table, mi printed a chaste salute upon the faded cheek oi the. staid spinster "You shouldn do so, Mr. Greg ory," said she with a faint scream. "Why shouldn't I, as we are going to be married? But I say, Janet, will you be ready to have the ceremony performrd to-morrow?" "To morrow'" repeated Janet, startled by his precipitancy. "I haven't gotanytning suitableto wear. It will take at least three weeks to get a "No such thing," said Gregory, promptly. "Just" put on the best dress you have. That will do well euough, As for the finery which, I suppose it's natural enough for a woman to want, you shall have as much of that as you want after mar riage." "But "I won't hear any but," said Greg ory, decisively. "Say 'yes' or no.' Will you be ready to be married to morrow at twelve?" 'Yes said Janet, who had been so much in the babitrot obeying her em ployer, that she did not realize the different relationship he was about to hold to her. "Then I will tell the Reverend Mr. Smith to be here at that time. By the way, I shall prefer to have it a private ceremony, without any un necessary parade.'' suited Janet also. The next day at twelve, the ceremony was cele brated, and Janet Campbell became Mrs John Gregory. It was on the morning succeeding the marriage. Mr. Gregpry having despatched his first cup of coffee, re marked "By the way, Janet, I find some thing in the paper that concerns you." "Concerns me 9 -WS "Yes and the gentleman read aloud the advertisement, with which the reader is familiar. l\'Tired !,*» for that?- There's a windfall Five thousand pounds'" "It doesn't .mean, me: Janet. ff^ 4 "Doesn't mean you!" exclaimed her husband, in dismay. "Isn't your name Janet Campbell, and didn't you come over from Scotland in 184=0?'"' "Yes," said Janet "but there was another Janet came over at the same time, a very distant relative of mine. She is the one meant in the advertise ment." "Are you quite sure?" inquired John Gregory, in great uneasiness. "Didn't you have an Uncle Robert?" "I never had any uncle at all. She had an uncle, however." answered "Wn. On visiting Mr. Brief, Mr. Gregory found it was to true. The true Janet Campbell had called upon him and established her claims. had become the Jo of febe wrong Janet al together.!:J A MIDNIGHT VISITOR, fegg An Illustration of Hp a Man Can Alway Find Time for Something More. .* *-?S*r *V'£3-? An anecdote told in the "Life ot Dean Burgon" illustrates how a man, every hour of whose daily life is oc cupied finds, like an omnibus, "room for one more." The Dean, then at Oxford, wasleaving St-Mary's Church after morning service" one Sunday when a gentleman walked up to him, and with a decided American accent said, "Stranger, have you* got any leisure?" "Well, let me see," said the Dean, "it is now a quarter-past one o'clock. I have to get my luncheon, and be back at the University sermon at two o'clock. At three o'clock I have a, pressing appointment. At four o'clock I have an afternoon service. At six, if I have time, I shall have some din ner." "Anyhow, I must be at church again at Seven for evening service, which will last until half past eight. Then on returning to my rooms I shall find 20 or 30 undergraduates waiting tor me, and I shall be engaged with them un til about 11 Oh, at 1 1 I shall have some leisure." "Ah, I'll come to you at 1 1 said the stranger. "The usual routine of the day's work w&ent on," continued Dean Bur gon in telling the story, "and—tiredi as a dog, you know— *I had just turned the men out of my room at 1 1 o'clock, haying quite forgotten the in quirer of the morning, when I heard steps on the stairs, and a knock at my door. 'Come in,' and in came the man, and again asked, 'Have you any leis ure now?' as I was, I said, 'Oh, yes. Come in. Now, my dear sir, will you kindly fell me what you want of me 9 'Well, can you convince me of the truth of Christianity?' 'What, sir, do YOU really come to me at this time of night to ask such a question as that?' 'Yes, stranger, that's what I came for.' 'What do you mean, sir? What are your doubts?' 'Well, the Gospels', they contra dict one another.' 'The Gospels contradict one an other. Now, I pin you to that, sir. Where do they contradict one anoth er?' 'Oh, so and so 'My dear sir, that is to easy think of something else." 'No, that's enough. Explain that •first.' "I explained it at once, of course. It was to ridiculous. He then men tioned something else, to be as easily made clear to him and so we went on, ding-dong, hammer and tongs, until the college clock struck two, when he rose to go, saying. 'Well, I guess if any one has convinced me of the truth of Christianity, it's ybu—you are so beastly positive. Good night.' "Before leaving, he told me he was a clergyman of the American Church, but from doubts that arose in his mind he had thrown up his living, and had travelled a great deal. He ne\ er lost an opportunity to hear a preach er of whom he had heard favorable mention, and if he found him an earn est man, he always made a point of asking him if he could convince, him of the truth of Christianity." The Origin of "Whltecao." The origin of the term "Whitecap," according to the statement of Hiram Berry of New York, was not due _to the peculiar head-dress worn by this bad fraternity in Indiana, but to a family in Ireland who engaged in this kind of reform. Nearly 10 0 years ago, when Ireland was more populous than at present, aud when the people were not so harassed by British mis rule, there lived in County Kerry a large and influential family named Whitecap, who, whenever any of their neighbors became to obsterperous or immoral, waited on them in the night, took them from their bouses and gave them a sound threshing with a cat-o'-nine-tails as a warning to desist from their wrong doing and evil praetices. Similar clans were formed in other sections of Ireland, all of whom were called Whitecaps, not White Caps, two words, as they are written in this country. The Whitecaps in Ireland were a terror to evil-doers, and were of value to the good Order of the society of their day, but I don't know that there is need for them in any part of America. Marbled pork, that is, alternate streaks of fat and leanis produced at less cost than solid fat pork and brings a more ready sale at better prices. Nice, young, thrifty bogs, such as clover pasture, wheat bran and natural exercise will make, "not highly fattened ones, are what epicures 'demand and pork eaters in general are beginning to look for f|gL PRAYEft A N CHICKENS, Uncle Rastus Explains Their nectio to a Heartles Disbeliev er. "Rastus, how is it you have chicken for breakfast every morning?" asked a gentleman of an old colored man, writes Opie Read in the Banner of Gold. "You don't raise chickens and I know you can't afford to buy them." "Hit's deiaif ob pra'r sah," Rastus replied. "Yo' membahs degood book sais ef yo axes in faif git what yo* axesfer." 0 "Do you mean to say the Lord gives you chickens in answer to prayer9"£S&3S*e£j*^ ,. S a rayer I #g&&& "Yes, sah, dat what 1 means." "Well, it isn't so. Such things dori^ happen nowadays. "Yo' gwine nn'ertake ter say dot de good Lawd won't raise up a chicken ter de faithful when he's axed in pra'r?" "Yes, that's what 1 say." "Den yo' des hoi' on dar till I sais a wo'd. Yo' don, b'leebe a chicken come in answerter pra'r ka'se yo' ain' neber seed none come, an' yo' ain' neber seed none ka'se yo's lackin' in faifJ I s'pecks yo* never seed no mountings moobe, but de good book says dey kin be moode, by faif an' I recon hit sho'ly am &^ 1 no harder fer de good Lawd, to raise up er po' little runty ole chicken outen nuffn'en what it is fer him ter moobe er great big mounting 9 "Such talk won't do with me, Rastus.'* "Den yerdon' b'leebe what I'ssayin' bout how I gits dem chickens?" "Certainly I don't," "Den Iden gotter say yo's lackin' in de spirit of faif an' pra'r, an' I's des gwine ax de godd Lawd ter open up understandin'." "My understanding is all right, Rastus. I understand perfectly that you get your chickens out of my chicken-house at night. I saw you there last night, and if I see you there again I'm going to shoot you." "Dar, now, des see der wickedness an' s'piciousness ob de worl'y hea't. Wbat kin'er show faif and prav'r got longer dem disb'leebm folks what takes de eberdence ob der own sinful impuffect eyes io' dey do dat er *der good book 9 Raising Rattlesnakes. A it is usually considered desirable to get rid of such unpleasant neigh bors, this is an occupation quite out of the common way. An old hunter, accustomed to all kinds of dangers, found that there was money to be made in, selling rattlesnake oil to the druggists, and as he had the good fortune to live among mountains where rattlesnakes were plentiful, he concluded to try the experiment of a rattlesnake farm Instead of dealing away the rocks from the side of the hill on which he had taken up his abode, he gathered more, until he had made a regular snake grotto, with plenty of holes in it, and everything that snakes could desire for a residence. Catching the reptiles and introducing them to their new quarters were mere child's play for so experienced a hand, and the que^r farm was soon progressing nnely. But the hunter did not wish to re ceive calls from his wriggling tenants, he took care to build his own dwelling very substantially of stone,-an cemented it both inside and out be fore he stocked the farm. No snake could get in very easily, even had it been disposed to leave the charming quarters so carefully provided for it, and this feeling ot se curity was a great help to the courageous man in managing his colony. Da after day he brought home fresh recruits, until the assem blage had reached the respectable number of ten thousand or so and every year about two thousand are killed for the sake of their oil, which is used in making liniments. It seems strange, indeed, that any healing property should be fouud in one of the most venomous of reptiles. Rattlesnakes, like bears, go into winter-quarters for a Jong sleep, and in the autumn, they are always in their best and fattest condition. This is the season, therefore, when they yield the most oil and it is kuown as "killing-time" on Rattlesnake Farm. The snakes come daily to be fed in a cleared spot, like domestic animals, and are then easily caught with a slip-noose of wire. Aft^er being despatched, they are taken to the house, and thrown into a caldron to render out the oil, which is put into heavy bottles, aud shipped to whole sale druggists all over the country. Kee Your E a There are certain habits and small virtues whose presence makes so vast a difference in family life that any one neglecting them is found "hard to live with," if no severe criticism is allowed, though this is indeed severe enough, and I sometimes think that Carlyle's mother,-when she spoke of her illustri ous son as "hard to live with, "made a criticism upon him keener and more en during than any of his fulminations against fraud and vice?V*~ None of these virtues are beyond our earnest effort all are capable of crltivation, and each one is founded on the divine law oi doing to others as we would wish others to do to us. Punctuality, for instance did it ever occur to you that the lack of this good habit springs from selfishness? What right has any member ot the family to keep the breakfast table standing long after all the others have finished t4ie meal andgonet the daily task—and while the late comer is breakfasting alone, a servant (who, likely, has been up and at work for nours with no breakfast as yet) is kept standing with idle hands waiting to clear away the last of the breakfast things and get to the daily routine.— S.»t. ^W "jg^a^gjMgjtj^i^Wpjggj^^irt^ SgpPSP^? tr^s ^3^^^«Wlltf^^^^^^^f^9jFW^0l^^cW^ |p LOUIS BUENCER, UNDER TAKER KBA Pester in atl Kinds ef FURNITURE. Cor. Minnesota and 3d St., N. NEWULM, MINNESOTA. BUILDING STONE FOB SALE. The New TJlm 8tone Company i» ready to sell building stones et the Quarry. For prices inquire of J. Pfenninger, W Boesch, A. Sohf il or Chas Stolzenberg Redstone. NOTICE —The ase of land lor pasturing or cutting of wood or quarrymg and kaul ing ot atone is notallo-wed unless by wnt t«i permit from the company. »n klsds Building Material. ffBW ULM, Star Sample Room, and Farmers' Home JOSEPH SCHNOBRICH, Prop'r. Dealer in Wines, Liquors and Cigars. A fine luneh will be served every day Cor. Minn. & Center streets. New Ulm. Ml«» Brewer and Bottler. K^W l/Lji, MW This brewery one ofthe largevt esUblishmeak of the kind in the Minnesota Valley tmd 1« attal op with all the modern improvements. Keg ana bottle beer furnished to any part of the city oa •hort iyt ice. My bottle beer ia especially adaptea for family use. Countrybrewers at«d others that buy malt wltt Snd it to tbe'r interest to place their orders with me. All orders by mail will receive say prompt attention. iwi OTTO SCHELL, Manager C. P. Ruemke Cor. Minnesota and 3rd Nortb Sta. N E W ULM, MINN. Dealer in GEDIGE GROCEBIES, CROCKERY, ELASSWABE and NOTIONS: All Goods oflered at prices which de fy competition. Goods will be delivered free to any part of the city. All kinds of farm produce taken in exchange for goods. DAKOTA HOUSE. O O S O I E N E W I N MRS. A. SEITER P-op. This house is the most centrally located* hotel ia th# eity and affords good Sample Booms.1- Meat Market^ CIAS. STUEBE, Prop'r. A large supply of fresh meats, «*n •ages, hams, lards, etc., constantly oi hand. All orders from the ooufttry promptly attended to. CASH PAID FOB HIDES. HEW E MARBLE WORKS, lg. Schwendinger, JProp*r Monuments, Tombstones and all other work in my line made to order promptly and p. a workmanlike mannet ^treasonable rates. ,s NEWULM. 1 ISKvr ULM SToy« Co LIME! LIME! WINKELMAM'S LIME KILN. On Minnesota liiver. near New TJlm, is fully prepared to furnish lime of the very best quality in any quantity to contractors *and builders. Delivered ro Wk**" Mura GE0. BENZ & SONS. ta»orte«aa« WaeiesataBeakBMS* V":" WINES & 0 LIQUORS, ttfAtit&eMatm a £A~S Pff .. #*.# any desired point either* by team*or rail at liberal price* AH orders by xnail*proinptly at tended to. I'M JED A. Gil AY City Scavenger. New TJlm, Minn. Vaults, Cesspools and Chimnev Cleaning. A.11 kinds of Scavenger Work Promptly At tended to. O. Box 588. All Orders by Mail Promptly attended to. F1TEB SCHEBEB.' DEALER IN LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES, D00R& SASH, BLINDS, Fritz Williams, Ss Proprietor of ^SAMPLE BOOM —-JUfcS^ BILLIARD HALL A Fine line- of Wines. Liquor* and* Cigars- always kept in Stock. NEW BLOCK BUmnesota Street, New Ulm. O I S A S E i)0SE. AN& S PAINTER' AND Paper Hanger. Gelling Decoration a Specialty All Work Executed Neatly, Prompt ly and at Low Rates Shoo* Corner Broadway and Fifth Street North. NEW ULM, MINNESOTA* FAAS & KOBARSCH. The above parties would give the public notice that they are now prepared to do all manner of plumbing and are ready to guar antee satisfaction. Charges reasonable Office at Kobarscli's shop COMMERCIAL HOTEL, Chas. Stengel, Prop. Opposite Depot. Lwill serve a hot and cold lunch every morning, and at the same time the finest line of wines, liquor^ and cigars lull always be found on hand I will endea\ or to ac commodate everybody to the be^t of satis faction, hoping to a.lwajs extend and im piove the place 481 MM! CHAS. STENGEL. NEW ULM, MINNESOTA. H.FRENZEL, —Manufacturer of SODA WATER, SELTZER WA1ER A N CHAMPAGNE CIDEE. Centre Street, New Ulm, Mmn. LIVERY, SALE AND BOABBINQ STABLE. Fine turnouts furnished with or withcit .invers at reasonable rates Fislun •, Hunt ing and Pleasure Parties Furnished Teams liadies Saddle Hordes Fine Carriages* lor Funerals. Office and Barn Skating Rink Fine Hear*e for'Funerals is kept in Order for such occasions. KRETSCH & BERG, Proprietors. Cement fork. The undersigned announces-that he is now prepared to do all kinds of ce ment work, such as sidewalks, cellars, cisterns etc., either by Gontract or by the day. All kinds ot material and especially cement of the best quality kept on hand and sold at low figures CONTRACTOR MD ROILDEL Estimates on buildings-or on materi- al and labor, more- especially on. ma- son work, turnishedi application*. Prompt attention, given all w,ork and satisfaction guaraoateed. The sale of all kinds of cement, lime, adamant a new kind of hard plaster) and plaster hair a specialty. NE W ULM, .? -MINN. TRUSTS HEADQUARTERS. ffor the Best of Liquors and Cigara .£^fcb.e only place in the City is at T*-*^uJl.*Vt Chas. Brusts, Minna*«ta Street, NEW ULM. •Mto JiOHl^ LUETJEN. H. HANSCHEN i-? MINNESOTA.