A KNOT OF HAIR.
•She has a not of russet hair
It seeim a simple tiling to wear
Tlyongli vears, despite ot fashion's check,
Tlie same deep coil about the neck,
But there it twined
"When first I knew,
And learned with pas ion to pursue her,
And if she chan ed it, to my mind
She were a creature oinew kind.
On othera she may flash the wise,
•Strong light ot apprehending eyes,
And make who Ironts her beauty great
With hopes that awe and stimulate.
The happy lot
Be mine to follow »»*wMk*
These threads through lovely curve and
And mu«e a lifetime how they got ,j|M^
Into that wild, mysterious knot. %$-ft
O, first of woman who hast laid ^t^Vt,*.
Magnetic glory on a braid! Mi^Jfz*-?
In others' tressed wenuv mark
It they be silken, blonde or dark 'L^J
But thine we praise. v^'fiH**^
And dare iiot eel them
itfot Hermes, god ot theit, dare steal them
It lb enough for aye to gaza „,
Upon their viydying maze.
"How charming it would be," said she—
They putted W sweltered piteously
In a cramped veranda's, space—
"If fortune would the means bestow
"That we might pack our trunks and go
Unto a watering place!"
'There's better wish than that," he said,
Swabbing his newly ehin.-led head ,.
*roru apex unto base.
^^Tis that some tairy might transform
Tim home of ours 30 parcliea and warm.
Into a catering place."
How quick to some fulfillment flowa!
Just then a neighbor with a hose
Did spray Ins garden space,
And shot o'er fence a careless sourt
That did veranda nook convert
Into a watering place.
—From the Bo3ton Courier.
**%, SHE MAEEIED FOE LOVE,
HE sun never rose
brighter than on that
The atmosphere was
a delicious mixture
of warmth and cool
ness, for it was in the
early part of Septem
ber, and there was
*just wind enough stirring, balmy and
soft, to move the ripple3 on the sur
face of the little lake situated some
iive or six miles "from Montjoy Sem
It was a famous place for picnics,
and on the occasion to which I refer,
the young ladies ot that institution had
made up a gay party, numbering
about fifty of the pupils, and were on
their way thither in a couple of lum
'bermj old omnibuses to spend the
day in unrestrained enjoyment.
No gentlemen had been specially
invited, though some of the. young
swells of the city might be expected
upon the ground, should they chance
to obtain an inkling of what was on
~foot and in all probability some of
"them would, tor the p*cnic had been
in contemplation nearly a week, and
such things are liable to leak out in
spite of all precaution of watchtul
preceptors. But in this instance, it
bade fair to remain a secret among
themselves, for the pupils had been
forbidden to mention it to any male
acquaintance, and the omnibus pro
prietor had also been pledge to se
But, in spite, of the commands im
posed upon the young ladies by their
exemplary preceptress and senior,
Madame Montjoy, some of them
iound opportunity on the sly to com
miunicate the important secret to
'some favored male acquaintance or
relative, as the following pretty note,
directed to her brother in Syracus, by
one of the young lady pupils, will
"MOJ.TJOY ACADEMY, September 5, 18—
"DEAR BKOIIIEK JACK —We are going to
have a picnic "Wednesday atFairview Lake,
and I want you to take your fly and come
•om. and listen, bubby dear, if you will
ibring that handsome young natter, Frank
Holeman, along with you I'll introduce
you to the sweetest, piettiest girl in the
academy If you don't, now, I won't soI
jgive vou fair warning. Her name is Annie
JVIirtle, and her lather is an oil speculator,
.anil immensely rich bo it you don't bring
Fiank, recollect I sha'n't introduce you.—
Youi loving sifter, "HvrriE B\I,LAKD
The party addressed received this
message on the evening preceding the
picnic, and the nexu morning at an
eai ly hour Jack Ballard called at the
store where Frank Holeman was em
ployed. He was already at his bench,
ior. lie Avas a young fellow of irre
proachable habits, and an excellent
workman He was admitted *by the
ladies to be the handsomest -man in
S He was easy, graceful, and
even polished in' his manners,
for his natural capacities were
were above the average, and his mind
was well stored with extensive and
varied reading. His nature was hon
est and straightforward, and these
qualities rendered him independent
and self-reliant, and prophesied for
him a successful future. 4&?$*
He was well acquainted wren Jack
Ballard, for the latter, knowing he
was a poor mechanic,, but recognizing
his natural superiority over himself,
iiad often tried to patronize him. He
•did not esteem Jack very highly, al
though his father was rich, and the
family moved in the highest circles—
for the shallow-pated young puppy
thought it rendered him more manly
-to aftect the roue—a quality which
Holeman, in "his earnest, honest W
iture would have despised in any one,
•no matter how sifted or accomplished,
but in Jack Ballard, with his lafck of
brain and culture, it was especially
•contemptible. Still the young men
were on seemingly friendly terms.
Frank turned abruptly from his labor
.as Ballard entered.
"Good-morning, Jaek?$~ he *aid,
.'iJaek ^glanced aronnd,- and se-.ng
there was'no one likely to overhear
what he har to say, rapidly made
known his errand by reading Hattie's
letter to him in a confidential tone.
"Mum is the word," he said, as he*
concluded, "And now what do you
say? Will you go?"
T^'You will drive put with your own
team, I suppdse? and will have a
spare seat for a fellow?"
"Oh yes, certainly that's what I
meant. You were to ride with me, of
course. am dying, old fellow, to
make a conquest of the charming
Annie mentioned in the note. And
3rou have heard the conditions! And
that makes me think, by Jupiter! that
my sister as a little soft on you."
"How soon do you propose start
ing?" interposed our hero, with a
shrug of the shoulders, for, to tell the
trutji, he did not much fancy Hattie
Ballard, though she had been persist
ant in her end eavors to captivate him
ever sinc%she had arrived at a suit
able age to flirt. But he had a cur
iosity to see Annie Mirtle, after Hat
tie's unqualified praises of her beauty
Frank Holeman accordingly agreed
to accompany Jack to the picnic, and
excusing himself to His employer, he
donned his holiday attire, and was
ready when young Ballard calldd for
him an hour later. Jack drove a
spanking team, and in forty-five min
utes tiiey were upon the ground.
They took a brace of fashing rods
as a blind, not wishing the incorrigible
Miss Montjoy to suspect that their in
trusion into the society of her young
lady pupils was a pre-arranged' plan
ol Hattie's. Hattie and her friend
had separated from the rest, and were
on the lookout for the expected ar
rival. Hattje had communicated
only to Annie the secret of her surrep
titious lefcfer to her brother but she
had spoken in such flattering terms of
Frank, praising his manly beauty and
grace, that Annie herselt was as curi
ous to behold this wojiderful Adonis,
as he had been to see her.
To be interested in an object is next
to loving it, it has been "said and
Hattie, in her enthusiasm over both,
nad been paving the. way for a result
which was to prove exceedingly pain
ful and annoying to herself.
They had sought out .a position
winch gave them an unobstructed
view for a long distance over the road
that the young men were expected to
come. They had not long to wait be
fore Hattie discovered a horse and skel
eton-buggy, with two men in it, which
she instantly recognized as her broth
er's turn-out, and a short distance
behind them was another similar team,
with two other male occupants in it.
They were Jack's two most intimate"
chums, whom he had incautiously
let into the secret before starting.
"They are coming!" cried Hattie,
clapping her hands and leaping to her
In a few minutes the party arrived
and did "the handsome," as Jack ex
pressed it, by which he meant to
convey that they went through with
the usual form of an introduction.
It was plain to be seen fchat Annie and
Frank were forcibly struck with each
other, and that this was destined to
be a case of love at first sight.
Hattie was piqued and grieved at
Frank's uninterrupted attentions to
Annie during the day, and Jack was
obliged to console himself by seeking
the approval of another dark-eyed
houri ot the party, who subsequently
made him wince under the yoke of
Frank and Annie at length became
separated from the others, and wan
dered for a considerable distance
along the shore of the beautiful lake.
"Do you know," said Frank, after
a somewhat lengthy silence, his voice
slightly tremulous irom the emotions
which stirred him, "what I have been
thinking about for the last five min
Annie gave a nervous little start,
and admitted that she did not.
"Forgive my abruptness, dear
Miss Mirtle," continued our hero,
with increasing 'confidence in his
tone, ."but do you believe in such
a thing as love at first gight?"
"J have, heard ot such instances
often but whjr do you ask that Mr.
Holeman?" queried Annie innocent-
"Because I think I have fallen in
love with you,"* responded Frank
Annie blushed and thrilled" with
secret pleasure at this avowal. Her
companion, in every respect, Ava«s
fully up to her ideal standard, and
had already whispered to herself in
secret that she could always love and
be happy with such a matu
The ice being thus broken, the
lovers were not long in arriving at a
mutual understanding. Annie was to
return to the oil regions in another
week, and it was settled that Frank
should accompany her home.
"But supposing your lather should
object to our' hasty engagement?"
questioned our hero, dubiously.
am quite sure he will not^' an
swered Annie, confidently. "My
slightest wishes have always been
gratified, and 1 do not think he will
disappoint me by a refusal when he
conies to realize how much I love you,
and that I can never be happy if we
are separated."^ ffjr ^i
Our hero pressed her "dafntv little
hand in a transport of tenderness,
and their compact was sealed^ with
half a dozen glowing kisses. §|^f||
Frank rode home from the picnic
that night in an ecstasy of blissful ex
pectation. Jack bore up under his
disappointment like a martyr, but
secretly resolved never to invitelPrank
Holeman to a picnic again.
"For," said he,, "I don't like to have
a fellow like him step in and monopo
lize the prettiest girl in the crowd,
and especially when I expected to do
the handsome by her myself, she was
such a dused fine girl." 't^
Old Mr. Mirtle could/not 1ut act
mire the stalwart storm and gentle
manly deportment of the young man
when his daughter Annie introduced
him on tfheir arrival, and he hastened
to question her respecting him the
moment he could obtain a hearing.
*'You mustn't be angry, papa,"
was the coaxing renly, and in that
pert, affectionate way that was al
ways irresistible with the doting par
ent—her mother, we may as well men
tion here, had been dead since she
was quite small, and her place had
been filled by a housekeeper, who
stood in the highest possible favor
with Mr. Mirtle—"you must not be
angry," she repeated, "when I tell you
we are engaged, and, what is more, he
i3 poor but he is a gentleman, and
noble in all his impulses."
Mr. Mirtle gave a prolonged whistle
"I can't listen, to such romantic
nonsense!7'" ,he exclaimed, at length,
though his tone was not very severe.
"But you must listen!" insisted
Annie decidedly, "for I tell you I love
Francis Holeman better than my
own life and I tell you, papa, if there
is any pinch in the shoe anywhere, it
is that he is altogether too good for
"Stuff and nonesense!" said the
good-natured oil speculator, who, by
a lucky turn or two in the last (four
or five years, had made himself inde
pendent. I don't like the idea of
supporting a son-in-law." *vvf
"Heas too independent to^allow
you to do that," Annie replied, quickly,
-in vindication of our hero.
"You say he is poor. What means
has he then to support a wife?" de
manded Mr. Mirtle, incredulously.
"He is not absolutely poor,", said
Annie. "He is a hatter by trade, and
has just bought out a little shop with
the money he has saved in the last
three years. He is sanguine he can
support me comfortably without ac
cepting any aid whatever froiri you.
"Hump!" Talk is cheap," said Mr.
Mirtle. "I expected you would marry
some one your equal—a man of pos
ition and wealth."
"Father," said the beautiful -girl,
earnestly, "isn't it better when we
are young to marry for love and work
for riches, than to marry lor riches
and work for love."
Mr. Mirtle reflected for a moment,
and then answered, candidly:
"I think y$ur philosophy is good,
my child, but I shall not promise to
give you a dolUr if you persist in
carrying this wild^ resolution into
effect. »There, you can go now, and.
do as you choose."
"You are not angry, are you, papa?"
"Not a bit of it. You know what 1
said? You can settle it between your
selves!" said Mr. ^Mirtle "but if you
do take this step, which I don't ab
solutely prohibit, I shall be curious to
see how you get on with this famous
He spoke with considerable irony,
but no anger in his tone.- To own
the truth, he secretly admired the
self-reliant spirit of his proposed son
in-law, though he did not choose to
admit it then.
The wedding took place three weeks
following the foregoing conversation
between the father and daughter, and
Frank Holeman bore his beautiful
and happy bride to a neat cottage
but a short distance from his place of
The purchase of the store had taken
nearly all his ready money, so that
he was obliged to run in debt for a
part of their furniture!
Before leaving the paternal abode,
Mr. Mirtle gave Annie the paltry sum
of one hundred dollars, but it served
to pay the balance due on the furnit
ure. Frank esteemed it a rather
stingy present, coming from so rich a
source, but just at that time the
smallest lavors were thankfully re
ceived by the young couple.
At Annie's request Frank procured
a comprehensive work on housekeep
ing and. cookery,t for the young wife
insisted on doing her own work, un
aided by servants. She was an apt
scholar, and got on famously from
commencement of her experience.
Though she had never been taught to
worK, she proved to be a most tidy
and economical housekeeper.
The^ond husband praised her, and
this encouraged her to work on from
one triumph to another, till she was
mistress of the art she sought. Of
course, under such circumstances, the
youngcouple could not butprosperin a
degree corresponding with the amount
of capital invested in their business.
Frank and Annie were indeed su
premely happy, but the father had
not yet deigned to visit them up to the
time of the birth of their first child.
After this happy event was sately
over, and Annie had recovered suffic
iently to resume her duties as house
keeper, they wrote to Mi. Mirtle, ac
quainting him with the fact, and urg
ing him to pay them a visit. ^ULe had
made inquiries from time to time,
when opportunity offered, regarding
his son-in-law, and he had always
heard the most flattering reports of
the young hatter's intelligence and in
dustry, as wen as aptness for busi
"Hump! a boy, is it?" and Mr. Mir
tle, though perhaps he might not like
to confess it, felt a strong, almost
•paternal, curiosity to behold the little
stranger, whom Annie assured him in
her letter bore a strong resemblance
After cogitating a while, and feeling
a little ashamed of his past neglect,
he resolved to accept the kindly invi
tation and pay them the long-ommit
When Mr. Mirtle arrived in S ,he
sought out his son-in-law's place of
business, and fownd him industrious
ly at work in the little shop leading
from the store. Everything about the
premises looked encouraging to the
"This will do," he said, mentally.
"Perhaps Annie wasn't far out of the
way, after all."
He accompanied Frank home "to
supper, where an excellent repast
awaited them, though no guests were
expected, Mr. Mirtle was too tired to
look into things very closely that
evening, and he retired early to the
cozy little bed and slept soundly till
morning. When he came down to
breakfast he found his son-in-law
about equally taken up withtbemom
ms paper and the baby.
The steak was done to a turn, aricf
the toast and coffee were excellent.
"Y©u have a, splendid cook," said
Mr Mirtle, "and that is a blessing in
"Ye?, father I do my own cooking,"
said Annie. #ff &$$h 1
"What!" criett M** Mirflefm aston
ishment, "you cook? «Where did you
learn to do it?"
re said Annie quietly, "in my
%wn house. You remember., papa,
married for love, and now I am work
ing ior riches."
V^'And judging from what I have
Been," said the father emphatically,
"you wfll get what you are looking
He went out after breakfast and
took a stroll around the town. A
few days later he had bought a brown
stonefront for fifteen thousand dollars,
which was formally deeded to Annie.
He likewise gave her a large sum of
money ^to furnish it in a suitable
manner.^JHe also cave his son-in-law
three thousand dollars to enlarge his
business. When he le't them he
shook Frank warmly by the hand
and said he was satisfied. tS£ $
"You have no piano," he said, the
next time he visited their new house.
"Yes, I have," Eaid Annie, archly
and she pointed to the cradle where
his grandson was lying, r^jpw
*HOW THEY DINE IN JAPAN.
Singular Custom Which Prevail
Amon tha Far-Off Orientals.
^fDining is not in Japan the serious
business it is in England or America.
The Japanese do not meet to eat, but
eat because they have met, and con
versation and amusements form the
principal part" of4 a banquet. The
Table says that conversation need
not be held only Avith your neighbors,
for ii a man wishes to speak to a
friend in another part of the room he
quietly slips the paper panel behind
him, passes into the veranda, enters
the room agajin and sits down on the
floor before his friend. Exchanging
cups is the chief ceremony at a Japa
nese dinner. Sake—a spirit made
from rice, resembling dry sherry—is
drunk hot out of tiny lacquer and
cold cups throughout dinner and the
musmes, who sit on their heels in the
open space of the floor, patiently
watch for every opportunity to
fill your cup with sake. When a gen
tleman would exchange cups—wjiich
is equivalent to drinking your health
—he sits down in front of yaii and
begs the honor. You empty your CUD
into a bowl of w'ater, have "it filled
with sake, drink, wash it again, and
hand it to your friend he raises it to
his forehead, bows, has it filled and
drinks. As this ceremony has to be
gone through a great many times,
drinking is often a mere pretense. Eat
ing is, however, but a small part of
the entertainment. We must be
amu sed, and to amuse is the business
of the geishas, the licensed singing and
dancing girls who are attached to
every tea house* But the singers of a
Japanese dinner only take the part
of the chorus in a Greek play and they
sing the story, which dancing girls
represent or suggest by a series of
gestures or postures. Tha dancers
are splendidly dressed, and their move
ments are so interesting, s,o unlike
anything seen in Europe, that we
watch them with a
curious sense of
THE MOON WAS FOOLED.
A Mean Little Trick Played on That
Friend of Lovers.
"The violet sky of the night swung
low its starlit arch over the sleeping
The lambent moon dashed with gold
the white road leading away under
the great trees.
There were strips of light and shade
lying along the-vista of the overhang
ing branches, and in and out among
these walked a couple.
A man and a woman.
He was tall and straight. She was
by his side, of fair proportions.
They spoke no word as they walked,
and the sweet summer air moved no
faster than they, and was still.
There was a twitter among the
leaves of a bird in its nest, and a low
hum, asaf the voices of the night were
whispering to the stars and the
A cloud came up from the "western
sky and laid its mantle over the face
of the moon, and the strips of light
across the couples path shadowed
away into darknes.
Then it was the woman spoke.
"George," she said almost harshly,
where erstwhile all had been so sweet
"Yes, Martha," he replied in ab
The woman spoke again.
"We've got to get a new hired girl."
she said earnestly.
"I know it, Martha," .answered the
man, "and for the last half hour Iv'e
been wondering where the dicken3 we
could find one that Atas,worth a conti
nental." *$£ XM
They were married. v^
And the moon dodged behind ad
of watery cloud and Jkicked itself se
What Will Become of our Boolfs?
Experts are predicting that the
books of to-day will fall to pieces be
fore the end of half a century. The
paper in the books that have sur
vived two or three centuries was
madg by hand, of honest rags, and
without the use of strong chemicals,
while the ink was made of nut-galls.
To-day much of the paper for books
is made, at least in part, of wood
pulp, treated with poweriul arids,
while the ink is a compound of
^various substances nacurally at war
with the flimsy paper upon which it is
The printing of two centuries ago
has improved with age that of to-day,
it is feared* will, within fifty years,
have eaten its way through the pages
upoT which it is impressed.
A Fine line of Winei.^Xiiquors and
Cigars always kept in Stock,
NEW BLOCK ^HF^illPrfS
Minnesota Street, ^r* New Ulna.
Ceiling Decoration a Specialty. All
jWork Executed Neatly, Prompt
ly and at Low Rates.
Shop, Corner Broadway and Fifth
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.
Offioe at Eobarsch's shop.
Chas. Stengel, Prop.
I will serve a hot and c61d lunch every
morning, and at the same time the finest
line of wines, liquors and cigars will always
be found on hand. I will endeavor to ac
commodate everybody to the best of satis
faction, hoping to always extend and im
prove the place.
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
SODA WATER, SELTZER WA1ER
Centre Street, New Ulm, Minn.
SALE AND CARDING
Fine turnouts furnished with or without
drivers at reasonable rates. Fishm.', Hunt
ing and Pleasure Parties Furnished Teams.
Ladies Saddle Horses. Fine Carriages for
Funerals. Office and Barn in Skating
Emk. Fine Hear-e for Funerals is kept in
Order forsuch occasions.
KRETSCH-& BERGi Proprietors.
The undersigned announces that he
is now prepared to do all kinds of ce
ment work, such as sidewalks, cellars,
cisterns etc., either by contract or by
the day*. A11 kinds of material and
especially cement of the best quality
kept on hand and sold at low figures
,r" JOHN LUETJEN.
CONTACTOR AND BUILDER.
u*JEstirnates on buildings or on materi
al and labor, more especially on ma
son work, furnished on application.
Prompt attention given all work and
satisfaction guaranteed. The sale of
all kinds of cement, lime, adamant (a
new kind of hard plaster) and plaster
hair a a
NEW ULM, CfM.^^*".
for the Best of Liquors" and Cigars
the only place in the City is a.t
and Dealer in all Kinds of
Cor. Minnesota and 3d St., NJ
BUILDING SrUNE FO SALE
The New TJlm Stone Company ia ready
to «ell building stones at the Quarry. FOP
prices inquire of J. PfenniiiRer, W. Boesch,
A. ScliPll, or Chas. Stolzenberg Redstone.
NOTICE.—The nse of land for pasturing
or cutting of wood or quarrying and haul
ing ot stone is not allowed unless by a writ*
ten permit Irom the company.
NEW ULM STOTIC CO
On Minnesota River, near New Ulm, it
fully prepared to furnish lime of the very
best quality in any quantity to contractors
and builders. Delivered 'o any desired
point either by team or rail at liberal
prices. All orders by mail promptly at
FRED A. GBAY
New "Dim, Minn.
Vaults, Cesspools and Chimnev Cleaning.
A.11 kinds oi Scavenger Work Promptly At
tended to. P. 0. Box 533. All Orders by
Mail Promptly attended to
LATH, SHINGLES, DOORS
—and all kinds otf—
A fine lunch will be served every day.
Cor. Minn. & Center streets.
New Ulm. Mina
Brewer and Bottler.
This brewery is one of th« largest establisbmaati
Of tht kind 2a tbe Minnesota Valley and is fltt*4
np with all the modern improvements. Keg ao4
bottle teer furnished to any part of the city oa
short notice. My bottle beer Is especially adaptai
for family nse.
Country brewers ard others that boy malt wlB
find it to the-r interest to place their orders wttk
me. All orders by mall will receive my prompt
OTTO SUHELL. Manager
0. P. Ruemke
Cor. Minnesota and 3rd North 6ts.
NEW ULM, MINN.
CHOICE GROCERIES, CROCKERY,
ELASSWARE and NOTIONS.
All Goods offered at prices which do
ty competition. Goods will be delivered
free to any part of the city. All kinds
of farm produce taken in exchange for
OPP. POST OFFICE—NE W UL MINX
MRS. A. SEITER P-op.
This house is the moat centrally located
hotel in the city and affords
good Sample Rooms.-
1CHAS. STUEBE, Prop'r.
A large supply of fresh meats, san
•ages, hams, lards, etc., constantly oa
hand. All orders from the country
promptly attended to.
CASH PAID FOR HIDES.
HEW UL MIME WORKS,
lg. Schwendinger, Prop'r.
Monuments, Tombstones and aH
other work in my line made to order
promptly and in a workmanlike mannat
^treasonable rates. M"llPpSC'
NEWULM. *»«§*£$', MINH
GEO. BENZ & SONS, ^aw a
Iaaportasa ami WkalaaalaXtaalssBia
MINNESOTA. & Bte. I
S a S am m,
JOSEPH SCHNOBRICH, Pt-op'r.
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