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A SALVATION LASS.
SHE MUST OBEY ORDERS EVEN TO
FACING MURDER IN THE SLUMS.
This Gomes Harder to the American Than
to the English Soldier—The Romance of
the Stolen Angel Which Is Expected to
Come Back With a Story.
"Americans take less kindly to dis
cipline of the Army than the English
do," said Captain Elma Vickery of the
Salvation Army. Captain Vickery is a
Bostonian and has been confidential
secretary to Mrs. Mand Ballington Booth
since Mrs. Booth first came to America.
"Jnst what does 'discipline of the
Army' mean?" was asked of her.
"Doing as one is told—obedience
without question, which is the duty of
every soldier in the armies of the world.
This discipline is a wonderful training,
as one realizes watching its effect upon
Salvationists. Of course obedience is a
habit, like faith, that grows more and
more by exercising it. Now, in the case
of Americans we find always much.dis
position to question. They always want
to know why before they do as they are
told. It becomes needful to explain all
the reasons very fully to them, while
English people accept directions with
out cavil. Indeed they seem positively
to like it. I think the Americans' atti
tude in this respect is due to the pro
pensity of all my country people to seek
to impress themselves individually upon
their environment, whatever and wher
ever it may happen to be. Did I feel in
this way myself? No, but I will tell
you why not. I had the greatest admi
ration for and faith in Mrs. Booth, and
as I was entirely under her direction the
influence of her personality subjected
me completely. I felt she must always
be right, and so I was ready unhesitat
ingly to carry out all her commands.
When a Salvationist is not sustained by
this strong personal feeling for the offi
cer whose orders must be obeyed, it is
sometimes not easy to submit—when one
is told to go out and call War Crys, for
instance. That is what I have to do this
afternoon down in the slums. You see,
I have on my slum clothes, an old
calico frock and a dejected looking straw
"The slum work," continued Captain
Vickery, "is our great stronghold and
safeguard. It keeps us down to the level
where we feel there is most need to do
God's work. Mrs. Booth says the great
danger in this country for the Army
lies in its tendency to work upward
among the higher classes. We are sent
to the lost sheep. To reach them the
methods often condemned and generally
misunderstood are the most efficacious.
In support of these methods Captain
Vickery produced Orders and Regula
tions For Field Officers," the handbook
of tactics which is provided for the
guidance of all Salvationists in com
mand. It is a rather ponderous volume,
bound in scarlet. The contents are care
fully indexed, and there seem to be in
structions set down for every possible
Page 258 treats of "Boughs—How to
Reach Them." This is part of the
"Be friendly with them. Make them
feel that you care for them. Make every
meeting, as far as may be, interesting
to them. Let the precise people, who
want things to be conducted without
noise or excitement, go elsewhere for
their sermons, psalms and proprieties.
Never let them (the roughs) go away
without some kind word from you.
Never mind if they are bad people.
The Samaritan woman at the well was
a very doubtful kind of character. I am
afraid many of_ our field officers would
have been ashamed to be seen speaking
to her in public, but the Master was not
above noticing her."
The possibility of violence at the
hands of the rough element is noted in
"But what if they kill you?"
"Well, you must die. You have often
sung and said that you would—now
here's a chance. Make up your mind to
the worst then perhaps he that would
lose his life shall save it.
Captain Vickery is a rather delicate
looking young woman, with big, ear
nest eyes, a lovely smile and low, sweet
voice. As she spoke of selling War Crys
in the slums it was impossible not to
associate her with the picture on the
wall above where she was sitting. It
represented a Salvation lassie coming
down a dismal, narrow street in the
darkness, with the bundle of papers
which betoken her errand.
Every line of the slender figure and
delicate face expresses the brave constan
cy of the maiden. Behind her, with
hands extended in protecting and bless
ing, follows an angel, the source of light
in the gloom.
Captain Vickery explained that the
original of this was done in black and
white by a well known magazine illus
trator, Miss G. A. Davis, who present
ed it to Mrs.-Booth. A plate was made
from the picture to be used for the east
ern supplement of The War Cry. As the
picture was on its way back to Mrs.
Booth's office to be restored to its place
above her desk it was stolen off the ex
press wagon. A reward is now offered
for its restoration, and the slum visitors
are instructed to search the pawnshops.
I am convinced that our angel will
come back to us with a story,'' said
Captain Vickery. "Even a stolen angel
may save souls."—New York Sun.
Positively No Credit.
"I trust," began the seedy customer
"I don't," responded the grocer de
Somehow the conversation languished
after that—Albany Argus.
She—So the count's relatives consider
it a mesalliance?
He—Decidedly. The girl has only a
quarter of a million, and the count
owea thtee times as much as thai—
HOTEL READING ROOMS.
Their Principal Patrons In New York Peo
ple Not Guests at the Hotel.
In one respect at least New York dif
fers from all other American cities, and
that is in regard to the importance of
the reading rooms of its hotels. There
are in New York 229 hotels, exclusive
of apartment houses with restaurant at
tachments. Every hotel in New York
or elsewhere—every genuine hotel, that
is—has a reading room, and in it are to
be seen gathered the most important ac
cessories of a hotel—the newsstand, the
telegraph office, the telephone office
and the railroad and steamboat ticket
office. In a country hotel- the reading
room is the seat of greiG activity, and
it seems to be the bounden duty of the
transient male patrons of, the hotel, as
well as the regular male boarders, to be
in the reading room as long a time as
possible between meals, and usually a
late comer is obliged to wait his turn
for a seat at one of the writing desks or
tables or for a chance to read one of the
newspapers which are kept on file.
According to the observations of all
hotel men throughout the country, the
smaller the town the more important
the hotel reading room the larger the
town the less important the hotel read
ing room. It is apparently in corrobora
tion of this rule that the reading rooms
of most New York hotels, though fur
nished in attractive style and well cal
culated to serve the convenience of
guests, are usually deserted, or if not
deserted are patronized chiefly by per
sons not guests of the hotel. In other
words, men not stopping at the hotel,
but meeting friends in its main corridor,
utilize the conveniences of the reading
room. Added to these area few of the
transient guests, who for the most part
come to New York on business or pleas
ure from great distances, and especially
from interior towns. Boston men, Phil
adelphia men, Baltimore men and. Buf
falo men are not great patrons of the
reading rooms of New York hotels, but
transient guests from the small towns
of the country are, and some of them sit
for hours at a time conning the hack
numbers of newspapers or writing me
chanically and then nervously destroy
ing letters to friends and relations.
The paradoxical thing about hotel
reading rooms in New York is that
though ostensibly maintained for the
use and convenience of the hotel guests
they are at the service in nearly every
case of persons who are not only not
guests of the hotel, but who, further
more, are resident New Yorkers. Nearly
every hotel in the city has a large num
ber of patrons who are known as "regu
lars," who stay for several months at a
time, and who are seen very little in
the hotel corridors or in the reading
room. Occasionally a patron of a New
York hotel, perhaps one of its oldest
guests, will find it necessary to write a
letter or to consult a newspaper file,
and when he does he is usually compelled
to wait until an outside person not a
guest is ready to take his departure.—
New York Sun.
Saved by an Elk.
A curious story of adventure comes
from Montana. While a freight train
was lying over at a small mountain sta
tion the engineer borrowed a shotgun
and started out for a hunt. He was
about returning to his train when a cow
made her appearance. Before he realized
that there was any danger the animal
made a rush at him, and he ran with all
his speed. But the cow was a better
racer, and in a few minutes caught him
by his clothing, splitting his coat from
waist to collar and tossing him into the
air. Getting to his feet as quickly as
possible, he dodged behind a tree, and
then to his dismay found that the gun
barrel was_bent so as to^be useless.
The next ten" minutes "were very live
ly ones. The cow chased the engineer
round and round the tree, and when he
got a chance to hit her with the gun
barrel it only seemed to enrage her the
more. It was only a question of time
wrhen he would succumb to fatigue, but
a diversion occurred that saved his life.
An angry snort was heard, and a big
elk appeared upon the scene, head down
and prepared for a fight. The cow was
so mad by this time that she was ready
for anything, and in another moment
the two animals dashed at each other.
The engineer watched the combat for a
few minutes until prudence suggested
that he should make a retreat while he
could. He regained the train in safety
and never knew the outcome of the bat
tle, but the presumption is that the elk
was the victor.—Exchange.
The street car was crowded, and as it
turned a corner sharply a man who was
standing in the aisle made a grab at a
strap, but missed it and involuntarily
embraced a sharp faced young woman
standing near him.
"Oh, I beg your pardon," he said.
"Sir," she exclaimed, "you are a
"No, madam," rejoined the penitent
offender, I am not. I am a newspaper
"You are, hey?" was the contemptu
ous rejoinder. "What do you do about
a newspaper office, I'd like to know?"
I am the pressman."
The sharp faced young woman turned
a little redder, but she didn't say any
thing more.—Chicago Tribune.
Her Two Chances.
The Soubrette—How do you like your
part in the new play?
The Leading Woman—Oh, it's just
lovely! I go through a dying scene in
the second act, but I come to life again
in the third and die all over again to
slow music at the end of the play. It's
sure to be a go!—New York Herald.
Mrs. Newly—There's one thing abont
bloomers I don't like.
Mrs. Lately—What's that?
Mrs. NewJx—The pockets are so easy
to find. My husband empties, them ev
ery night, and I never have a bit of
change in the mcrning.~£rQQklyn
AN ALLIGATOR STORY.
I Reminded the little Man of an Adven
tore He Once Had.
The owl car was bowling merrily to
ward Carondelet at an early hour the
other morning. A party of belated citi
zens was gathered in one corner swap
ping yarns which would have made the
pale cheek of Baron Munchausen mantle
with the blush of envy. A portly man
with rubicund face had just finished tell
ing a thrilling Story of an adventure
with alligators in the everglades of
Florida. An unassuming little* man
with gray whiskers, who had been an
interested listener, moved over toward
the group, and after apologizing for the
intrusion remarked that he had had
some little experience with alligators
himself. He was hailed with delight by
the little coterie, and being pressed for
a story stroked his whiskers thoughtful
ly for a moment and then began:
"In the summer of 1889 I was fishing
with a party of friends on the Talla
hassee river, in the northern part of
Florida. All morning we tramped up
and down the banks in a vain attempt
to entice the illusive black bass from
his lair. About noon I separated from
the party and went about a mile and a
half farther down stream to a point
where I thought fishing would be better.
I selected a favorable spot and stepped
out upon what I took to be a log which
floated near the bank. For two mortal
hours I stood upon that supposed log
and never got as much as a nibble.
Along about 3 o'clock I gave it up in
disgust, packed up my tackle and start
ed for the shore. Just as I was stepping
on the bank what I had all along taken
for a log moved under me, and, gentle
men, what do you think I had been
standing on for Riore than two hours?"
"An alligator! I knew it! An alliga
tor!" fairly shrieked the man with the
rubicund face. "An alligator," re
echoed the three congenial spirits.
"No, gentlemen," said the little man
as he made for the door. It was a log.''
He vanished in the darkness, and the
owl car bowled merrily on.—St. Louis
THE TOOTHSOME SHAD.
A Few Particulars as to Their Appearance
on the Atlantic Coast.
The shad begin to appear in the rivers
about March 15, and they continue to
arrive until the middle of June. It is a
remarkable fact that each colony is in
variably divided into three grand divi
sions, which arrive at different times,
thus making three successive shoals, cr,
as the fishermen call them, "runs."
The first run is both small in numbers
and especially poor in quality, and it is
interesting to observe that this is true
of the herring as well as of the shad.
This advance guard is largely composed
of what are known as "hickcjtfr" shad,
and they differ from the othe# in such
marked degree as to form a distinct va
riety. The fishermen in the Chesapeake
bay have an un-Mosaic legend that at
the creation there were a great many
small bones left over, and that to dis
pose of them the "hickory" shad was
A few days after these skirmishers
have passed up the river the second or
great run begins and continues three or
four weeks. After the fish appear noth
ing will disturb their constant upward
progress except cold weather, which,
inopportunely arriving, will cause them
to seek the protection of the mud at the
bottom of the river, where they remain
until the chill has left the water. It is
impossible to estimate the number of
fish entering a river in one of these
runs. The estimate of 2,000,000, which
has been made for the Delaware, is very
moderate, in view of the fact that more
than 10,000 shad have been taken
in one haul of the seine in the waters of
that jiver. The third run is small, like
the first, and though the fish are fine in
quality it receives little attention. It is
probably composed of stragglers from
the main body who are somewhat tardy
in their arrival.—Lippincott's.
The Devil Up to Date.
The popular contemporary conception
of satan is of a highly successful man
of the world. It is admitted that there
are shady spots in his past history, that
he has done some things that he should
regret, that he is a hazardous associate
and an unsafe person to have transac
tions with. But conversely it is realized
that he is rich, powerful and attractive
and intimately concerned and interested
in promoting the material prosperity
of the human race. He is known to be
full of enterprise and public spirit, dis
posed to make things pleasant and pow
erful in carrying the enterprises with
which he is concerned to a profitable is
sue. It is true that he is understood to
be unscrupulous, but it is felt that suc
cess excuses very much, and that when
an individual has attained a position
which enables him to be useful to the
public it is a mistake to be overnice
about rejecting his good offices because
in early life, when his necessities were
more pressing, his methods or affilia
tions were not always such as a consci
entious person could approve.—Scrib
Knew His Way.
A young gendarme had to take a pris
oner before the magistrate and after the
trial convey him to the court prison. He
had never been in the building before
and stood in the corridor with his
charge, not knowing which way to
turn. At last the old offender had pity
on him and said:
"Come along, I'll show you."—Rap
The total amount of gold coined at
our mints from 1793 to 1892 was 91,
582,000,000 of silver-during the same
period there have been $657,000,000
and of subsidiary coinage of all denomi
In the estimated value of farm prod
ucts, according" to the returns of the
eleventh census Hlinoi8 is first, "with
9184,769,013 New York is second,
with 9161,693,009 IOWJIJS third* wjth
This Looks Funny
Fluttering, No Appetite, Could Not
Sleep, Wind on Stomach.
"For a long time I had a terrible
pain at my heart, which fluttered al
most incessantly. I had no appetite
and could not sleep. I would be com
pelled to sit up in bed and belch gas
from my stomach until I thought
that every minute would be my last.
There was a feelling of oppression
about my heart, and I was afraid to
draw a full breath. I could not sweep
a room without resting. My hus
band induced me to try
Dr. Miles' Heart Cure
and am happy to say it has cured
me. I now have a splendid appetite
and sleep well. It effect was truly
MRS. HARKY E. STARR, Pottsville, Pa.
Dr. Miles Heart Cure Is sold on a positive
uarantee that the first bottle will benefit.
druggists sell it at 81, 6 bottles for $5, or
it will be sent, prepaid, on receipt of price
by the Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind,
AND DENTIST. Will be at the store
of F. H. Retzlnff for professional consul
tation every Wednesday and Saturday.
Years of experience.
THE REV. W. J. WALKER'S PRAYER.
Vancleave, Jackson Co., Mis*.
DR. R. V. PIEKCB:
Dear Sir—I wish to
inform you of the
benefit my wife has
received from the use
of your medicines. I
must aay that your
REV. W. J. WAITER, claim them to be so,
wishing you 'abund
ant success, and hoping' that the Almighty
God will continue His blessings toward you
in your noble work, I am,
OB MONEY IS REFUNDED.
Lame Back, &c.
DR SMDErS ELECTRI BEL
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Every thoroughbred chewer enjoys a chew, of this delicious tobacco. It does
not burn the tongue. It possesses a pleasing flavor and a substance unequaled
by any tobacco in the world. When you want a good chew, get
Proprietor of the Centre Street
New rigs, trusty drivers and good horses,
Also cheap rates.
Fine new hearse furnished for funerals
at reasonable prices.
Corner of Broadway and Centre Street
tion" is the best fe
male regulator on
earth my wife has
been cured by the
timely use of it.
I nave been using
the "Golden Medical
and I am fully sat
isfied they are all you
on Dayton and buy anew
Sewing Machine—the only
genuine Singer made. Do not be misled
by other dealers, as there is only one
genuine Singer made and that took 54
waards at the World's Fair.
New Harness Shop!
I will keep on hand a complete assort
ment of light and heavy
and everything that pertains to the sadd
Fine custom work a specialty. 1 in
vite an inspection of my goods from the
public. JOHN KBETSCH Jr.
Dr. E. C. West's Nerve and Brain Treatment
Is Boldunderpositivewritten guarantee, byauthor*
teed agento only, to core Weak Memory Loss of
Brain and Nerve Power LostManhood Quickness
Night Losses Evil Breams Lack of Confidence
Nervousness Lassitude all Drains Loseof power
of the Generative Organs in either sex.causedby
oT«r-exerttori Tonthfai Errors, orEaeesetTeXJseof
Tobaooo, Opium or Liquor, which soon lead to
fcrOougBa. Colds, Asthma,Broneni&Croup,
But it's only The Hostler taking:
a chew of Climax Plug.
Spring Curry Comb
I Clock Spring Blade. Soft as a Brush. Fits every Curve. The
/Only Perfect Comb. Used by U. S. Army and by Barman and
^Forepaugh Circuses, and Leading Horsemen of the World.
Ask your Dealer for It. Sample mailed post paid 2 cents
See our name on the handle. SPBING CUBBY COMB CO., 104L.f.,ette St., South Bead, IndianI
JOHN KLEIN & Co-
Largest and Most Complete
Hous Furnishing Carpe Estabishment
Don't fail to call and see our stock off
goods befort buying, it has always been
our pride to prevent anyone from going
to the Twin Cities to buy anything in
our lint so long as we sell the sama goods'
for the same prices and pay freight to
your town. Wa also h^ve the largest
and best stock of
-TTilit THI fnir- Tiihiaiiim lit"
O, M. OlsenDroggiBt,JJew JJlin,
and are Practical Embalmers.
A N A O MI2SJ3ST.
One of the nicest establish
ments in the city. Pleasant
rooms and nice surroundings.
Beer of the purest quality.
Sold in quantities to suit the
tmrcbaser, and also in bottles
Dayton sells the Celebrated Cot
tage Organ with the largest and
best Organ Co. in the World to back
their warranted goods. Sold on east
terms and cheap for cash or on shor
time. Pianos sold on the monthly injr
stallment plan. The Conover,the World's
Favorite, is made by theChicago Cottage
Organ Co. and built by Conover Bros,
het best piaDo builders in America.
TO HAVE YOUR
JOB W O
Attended to by one who will give you
good work. Leave orders at shop to the
rear of the Dakota House,
A. G. SEITER.
MASONIC—Charity Lodge No 98, A. F.
and A.M. Stated communications on the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Jos. A. Eckstein, W. M. Gottl, Schmidt
New Ulm Chapter No. 57, JR. A.
Stated convocations on the 3d Friday of
each month. Geo. B. Weiser, H. P. C.
W. H. Heideman, Sec'y.
Orient Chapter No. 60,0 E. S
Stated meetings on the 1st Friday of
each month. Mrs. Sophie Klossner, W.
M. Miss Emma Hummel, Sec'y.
Harmony Camp No, 2097, Modern
Woodmen of America—Regular meet
ing, the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each
month at the Masonic Hall, Ulm,
J. Sav^emep. V. C.
G. A. Spelbnnk, Clerk,