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Eight Years of Suffering
Perfect Cure by Hood's Sarsaparilla
C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
Dear Sirs: —We have tried Hood's Sarsapa
rllla and find it to be all you claim for it.
wife was poisoned by ivy when a young woman,
and for eight years was troubled every season
with the breaking out and terrible itching ano
burning.. I thought hers was as bad a case as
anyone ever had. She was in this distressing
condition every year until she began to taka
Hood's Sarsaparilla, which has effected a per.
feet cure, without leaving any scars, and sht
N S of. he is on S in
She is well and hearty. I have taken Hood's
Sarsaparilla after the grip with goodresults, and
have also given it to our four children. "We ar«
all pictures of perfect health and owe it to
Hood's Sarsaparilla." J. C. FREEMAN, Van
N. B. If you decide to take Hood's Sarsapa
rilla do not be induced to buy any other instead.
Pills are hand made, and perfect
In proportion and appearance. 25c. per box.
The celebrated WHITE. SINGER, NEW
A..MERI01N Sewing Machines.
Cor. Mina. & 1st Str S. New Ulm
We will pay the above reward for any
case of Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, sick
Headache Indigestion, Constipation or
Costiveness we cannot cure with Weit's
Vegetable Liver Pills, when the direc
tions are strictly complied with. They
are purely Vegetable, and never fail to
give satisfaction. Sugar Coated. Large
boxes, 35 cents. Beware of counterfeits
and imitations. The genuine manufac
tured only be The John C. Vest Compa
ny, Chicago, 111. O. M. Olson Drug-gist
Sale Agt., New Ulm Minn.
The best place in the city for fresh
meats, sausages, hams, lards and the like.
W make it a point to satisfy the public.
Highest Price always paid for Hides and
Live Stock. Ho day, everv Monday at
the depot stock yards.
Special effort made to please the pub
lic. Price reasonable. Boarding Sta
ble in connection with livery, also Vet
In the year 1868, Mr. J. R. Watkins first began
the manufacture of Dr. Ward's Liniment. For
years he struggled along with limited means,
striving with all his powers and at times despair
ing of success, but at last established a living,
paving business, and made the name "Dr. Ward's"
a Household word in thousands of homes. Dur
ing all these long years of toiling and waiting,
Mr. Watkins little thought that men could be
found so lost to every principle of right and
justice as to undertake to despoil him of his bus
iness, and themselves to attempt to harvest the
fruits of his life-long labors. However, in this
matter, he learned that he was mistaken. In
various parts of the country, sprang up bogus
agents offering medicines said to be Dr. Ward's or
"just as good as Dr. Ward's," frequently leading
customers into thinking thev had the genuine
article. Therefore, in order to protect his busi
ness and the public from being imposed upon,
Mr. Watkins bought from Richard Ward, the
world-wide right to use his name as a trade
•maik for a full line of medicines, and caused the
same to be registered in the U. S. Patent Office
All customers are hareby cautioned to see that
"DR. WARD'S" "Watkins" and "linona"
are blown in every bottle and printed on every
wrapper, and take no base and dangerous sub
THE J. R. WATKINS MEDICAL COMPANY,
Sole and only Successors to J. R. WATKINS and
*', Winona, Minn.
G. F, Thayer is sgent for Brown Cot|
-, Minn. Wait tor him...
A BRITON'S LUGGAGE.
ATTEMPTS OF AMERICAN IMITATORS
TO INTRODUCE IT HERE.
Ponderous British Ha Soxes, Portman
teaus and Hold Alls—The Baggage on a
Steamship Wharf Is a Study—The Trav
eler and His Bathtub.
As the traveling Briton is known in
this country by his luggage, so the
American -woman was once hated in
Europe because of her Saratoga trunk.
The world has escaped the general
adoption of the Saratoga trunk, but a
worse thing seems possible, as British
luggage threatens to become interna
tional Even now you may buy in this
town all the impedimenta with which
the traveling Briton cumbers himself
and bedevils the rest of mankind. A
Broadway trtmkmaker has for some
years past undertaken tofixthe thral
dom of these things upon his. fellow
country men and women, and many
traveling Americans, especially the
wealthy and fashionable, are to be rec
ognized by the multiplicity of British
impedimenta that they carry to and fro
in their frequent journeyings between
the old world and the new. More curi
ous still, those clever,and imitative Jap
anese have begun to produce British
luggage identical with the original in
the jninutest details, even down to hand
sewed straps on leather trunks, port
manteaus and the like but, drolly
enough, the whole outfit is merely a pa
per counterfeit of the real thing.
American imitators of things British,
lacking the fine humor of the Japanese,
have made no substitution of light ma
terial for heavy, but have taken on the
full burden of ponderous British hat
boxes, portmanteaus, rugs, bags, hold
alls and even bathtubs. It was a travel
ing American who gave to the world an
account of a refreshing scene onboard
a Mediterranean steamer bound to Tan
gier or some such Mohammedan port of
north Africa. A British passenger with
his bathtub had nearly pestered the life
out of a meek, coffee colored Moham
medan, who accepted the Briton's curses
without a sign of reproach, but when
in the course of getting the luggage
ashore the precious bathtub fell over
board and sank like lead, the harmless
follower of the prophet was seen to
pause in his work and dance gleefully
upon the deck, exclaiming in triumph,
"Oh, Mr. Goddam, Mr. Goddam!" It
is since that incident that traveled
Americans in their aping of British
ways have accepted even the burden of
A study of baggage at a steamship
wharf or even at a large railway station
in New York is an instructive lesson as
to the cosmopolitan character of the
city. There is one article of British
luggage that seldom survives more than
one journey within the limits of the
United States and sometimes gets no
farther inland than the New York hotel
at. which the traveler makes his first
stop. This article is the little trunk or
box of japanned tin much used by trav
elers in Great Britain. The flimsy trifle
hardly survives the first encounter with
the American baggage handler, and
after the first journey of 600 miles in
this country is battered out of all re
semblance to its original rectilinear self.
It is an article of luggage not suitable
to the exigencies of American travel.
A pathetic feature of the baggage at
the railway stations that are doorways
to the west is the immigrant's luggage.
Sometimes it is a mattress from the
steerage wrapped about the few belong
ings of the new made American. Again
it is the corded box of the Irish, English
or Scotch immigrant. It will be recalled
how important a preliminary to Char
lotte Bronte's journeyings out into the
great world from her Yorkshire home
was the cording of her box. The corded
box is as rare among the luggage of an
American traveler as the old hair trunk,
though both are occasionally seen. The
seaman's locker, rectilinear for a stable
stowage and strong against accidents,
figures in the luggage at steamship
wharves. One knows instinctively its
contents of old clothes, protographs,
curios, tobacco and long treasured let
ters from home and the array of pic
tures from the illustrated papers pasted
on the inside of the lid.
The elaborate dressing cases that
some Americans and all well to do
Englishmen used to travel with are go
ing out of fashion. It is almost a neces
sity that the traveler with this pretty
piece of luggage take along a valet, for
the thing weighs like so much lead and
is too precious to be trusted to the terf
der mercies of the baggage department.
The traveling desk also has nearly dis
appeared, though some ingenious trunk
makers now produce trunks that open
so as to form desks. The luncheon
hamper that used to accompany every
traveler across this continent in the
days before dining cars came into use
has almost entirely disappeared. The
California millionaires of early trans
continental travel carried enormous and
richly laden hampers and dispensed of
ten a princely hospitality to their fellow
travelers. The dinner hour on board a
transcontinental train was a picturesque
incident of travel in those days.
traveling Briton in Europe still some
times carries his luncheon hamper, and
it is often one of the nuisances of Euro
Some of the English theatrical com
panies have become so used to traveling
in America that they have adopted our
methods with baggage. They accept
with grace the great American trunk,
dispense with the hatbox, the bathtub,
the rugs, shawl straps and the rest and
calmly see their belongings carted off
by a stranger, who leaves behind.as evi
dence only a bit of brass bearing a few
letters and numbers.—New York Sun.
The War Wheel.
Wheeler—And don't you think the
bicycla will ever be useful in warfare?
Walker—No. I doubt if it will ever
get farther than its present status as a
mere instrument for assault and bat
THERE'IS NO NAjjjjpNAL HOLIDAY.
Not Even the IAbor Day Ac* Creates Oaa,
Say the Lawyers.
There would seem to be no such thing
ro this country as a national holiday.
Lawyers assert that even Labor day,
which was set apart "by act of congress
in 1894 in such manner as to lead the
confiding layman to suppose it at least
to be a national holiday, is not such
outside of the District of Columbia un
less by state enactment. The creation
and regulation of holidays have been
Heft entirely to the legislatures of the
The act of congress concerning Labor
day was approved June 28, 1894. It pro
vides "that.the first Monday of Septem
ber in each year, being the day cele
brated and known as Labor day, is
hereby made a legal holiday, to all in
tents and purposes, in the same manner
as Christmas, Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30
and July 4 are now made by law public
Clearly the proper, construction of
this statute can be arrived at only by
reference to the urovisions bearing upon
the other holidays named. The act mak
ing holidays of Jan. 1, July 4, Christ
mas and "any day appointed or recom
mended by the president of the United
States as a day of public fast or thanks
giving" was passed in June, 1870, and
was restricted in its effect to the Dis
trict of Columbia. These days are holi
days in the various states only as they
are made so by the various state legis
The act of Jan. 31, 1879, makes Feb.
32 a legal holiday, and the act of Aug.
31, 1888, does the same for May 30,
and both are restricted in their applica
tion to the District of Columbia. TheLodge
act referring to Labor day says nothing
about the District of Columbia, but it
does say that the first Monday of Sep
tember shall be a legal holiday, "to all
intents and purposes, 'in the same man
ner as Christmas, Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May
30 and July 4 are now made by law
The intents and purposes for which
and the manner in which those days are
made holidays are expressly limited to
the District of Columbia, and so, by
necessary inference, is the act referring
to Labor day.
The misleading language of the Labor
day act has led to a prevalent statement
that the first Monday of September is a
holiday throughout the United States
by congressional enactment.—New York
PRANKS OF SCOTTISH FAIRIES.
A Firm Belief I the "Fair Folk
There still lingers a widespread belief
in the north of Scotland that the "fair
folk," or' 'gweed neebors,'' as the fairies
are called, still live in the hills, and
during the first days of convalescence a
mother must be zealously guarded lest
one of .the "wee people" come and rob
the child of its nourishment. Some
times they succeed in carrying off the
mother. Here is one of the superstitious
A north country fisher had a fine
child. One evening a beggar woman
entered the hut and went up to the
cradle to gaze into the eyes of the babe.
From that time good health left it, and
a strange look came into its face, and
the mother was troubled. An old man
begging for food passed that way. When
he caught sight of the child, he cried:
"That's nae a bairn. It's an image,
and the gweed folk has stoun his
Thereupon he set to work to recall
the fisher's bairn. A peat fire was heaped
high on the hearth and a black hen held
over it at such a distance that it wasmanded
singed and not killed. After some strug
gling the hen escaped up the lum. A
few moments elapsed, and then the par
ents were gladdened by the sight of a
happy expression once more on the
child's face. It throve from that day
A Dog Parse Snatcher.
Pointer dogs can always be trained to
steal. Many of thenrare natural thieves
without training, and any of the species
can be taught. There is a dog of this
kind in northwest Washington. He will
pick up anything he can find around a
yard or outside of a store, but his spe
cialty is ladies' pocketbooks and hand
bags. When he sees one of these, he
grabs it and runs, always succeeding in
getting out of sight before he can beattitude
captured or followed. No owner has
ever been seen, hence no complaints
have been made at police headquarters,
but there is but little doubt, if it were
possible to follow the animal, that it
would be found that he has been care
fully trained as a purse snatcher and
that he takes his booty home to his
master. He seems to be aware that he is
doing wrong, jumping fences and dodg
ing around houses when running away.
An Old Colonial Blockhouse.
Among the attractions of the town of
Bourne, Mass., are two historic cellars.
One was dug by the Plymouth colony
and the other by the Dutch traders.
These cellars lie side by side, and the
built over them, were filled
with goods so necessary for the comfort
of the early pilgrims as well as the
Dutch. The pilgrims needed manufac
tured goods such as the Hollander had
for sale and the Dutch required prod
ucts such as the colony dould supply.
Governor Bradford, in his diary, states
that this block house was built as early
as 1627, only seven years after the land
ing of the Mayflower.—St. Louis Globe
"Girls," remarked the small boy in
his composition upon thesubjeot, "is of
several thousand kinds, and sometimes
one gin can behave like several thou
sand girls. Some kinds of girls is better
than some other kinds, but they ain't
any of them up to boys. This is all I
know about girls, and father says the
less I know about'em the better."—
New York Advertiser.
Bo Much Determined in the. Sen.
r*? ate by a Vote on SL Reso- ?".
The Populists Did Not Vote, Ex-
*P^, Voted No.
Senator Lodge Addresses
Senate on the Present
WASHINQTON, Dec. 30.—At 2:45 p*. m.
the resolution for the reorganization oi
the senate was offered and Mr. Gorman
called for the yeas and nays in order to
test the strength of the Republicans.
The first Populist senator called was
Allen of Nebraska, who did not vote.
Butler did not vote. The Democrats
all voted no. Kyle (Pop., S. D.) voted
no. Peffer did not vote and Stewart
also remained silent. The reorganiza
tion resolution passed the senate—yeas
30, nays 28—thus insuring Republican
ON THE MONROE DOCTBINE.
Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.—After some
routine business in the senate, Mr.
(Rep., Mass.,) took the floor to
deliver an address on the Monroe doc
trine. Before he began, Mr. Mitchell
(Rep., Or.) chairman of the Republican
caucus committee, gave notice that at
the completion of Mr. Lodge's remarks,
he should ask the senate to take up the
question of reorganizing the committees
of the senate.
A resolution offered by Mr. Quay
(Rep., Penn.) was adopted, directing the
secretary of the navy to inform the
senate whether, in his opinion.it would
be advantageous to the naval service to
now contract for six battleships instead
of for the two at present authorized on
the basis ol bids now before the navy
department, modified as might be to
the public interest.
Mr. Lodge gave an interesting sketch
of the history of the Monroe doctrine
and told how it was virtually involved
in the Venezuelan boundary line con
troversy. He followed this with a brief
relation of the pending dispute between
Great Britain and Venezuela which, he
said had now reached a crisis affecting
most gravely the honor, the interests,
the rights and the well settled policy of
the United States.
If England, with no authority but a
disputed claim, seized territory and de
clined arbitration upon it, her action,
he declared, did not differ from seizing
and holding new territory in the Amer
icas by right of conquest. If she could
seize territory under a claim which had
grown larger with each succeeding
year, there was nothing to prevent her
taking indefinite regions in South
Questions Should Not Mixed.
The senator referred to the claim
made on Venezuela by Great Britain
for reparation on account of the arrest
by the authorities of the former country^
of British subjects on the disputed ter
ritory. But the question of reparation,
he declared, must not be mixed up with
the acquisition of territory. If Vene
zuela paid the indemnity fixed and de
by Great Britain, she ac
knowledged in so doing that the dis
puted country is British territory, and
made the whole case void. We had, he
continued, neglected too long our for
eign policy and the great interests of
the United States which lay beyond her
borders. We wanted the matter of the
boundary dispute settled by arbitration,
because if it is settled otherwise, it was
a blow to a vital principles to the wel
fare and dignity of the United States.
He did not believe the people of Eng
land had the least desire to engage in
hostilities with the United States, any
more than we sought or desired hostilr
ities with them.
Have Not Happened by Accident.
"We have,"said Senator Lodge, "seen
British forces at Cprinto. We know the
they assume in Venezuela.
They are attempting to take land on the
Alaskan boundary. They have just de
nounced the modus vivendi and re
opened in that way the perilous dispute
of the seal fisheries. It ^is not by acci
dent that these events have all occurred
or all come to an accute stage within
the past year."
The senator closed by expressing the
belief that the questions between Eng
land and the United States would be
peaceably settled, but it was very clear
that such settlement could only be
reached by action on the part of con
gress and the president, which should
be as firm as it was temperate, and
which should maintain the Monroe doc
trine absolutely and at all hazards,
Wherever it justly applied.
Introduced a Nicaragun Canal Bill.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.—Senator Per
kins introduced a Niti&raguan canal bill
in the senate. It provides that the cap
ital stock shall consist of 1,000,000
shares at $100 each, and is on the lines
of the Barham house bill.
Postoffice Robbers at Highland Park.
CHICAGO, Dec. 31.—Safe blowers en
tered the postoffice at Highland Park,
wrecked the safe and escaped with
money and stamps amounting to be
tween $1,000 ani §1,700. From .the ap
pearance of the safe it is believed dyna
mite was used and the work appears to
be that of professionals.
Arming the Abyssinians.
LONDON Dec. 31.—The Rome corre
spondent of The Times hears that a
Franco-Russian project to send 40,000
Berdan rifles and 2,000 000 cartridges to
Abyssinia has been discussed in high
official Circles in Russia.
Our a Illustrated. Catalog
cost of appliances, and much valuable
for it at once.
Do all kinds of painting, from house
painting and decorations to portraits.
Artistic frescoing a specialty.
Shop and office under Brown Co. Bank.
QThe New Ulm Hand Laundry has been
sold by Mr. Bushard to the undersigned
ASSUME CHARGE AT ONCE.
Long experience makes me feel confi
dent of giving satisfaction.
B3F" Give me a trial. Save your !aun
dry until I call for it.
DR. A. OWEN'S
ACUTE, CHRONIC tP NERVOUS
Some energetic persons to canvass foi
Holiday Books and. various others. A
guaranteed salary or good commission.
Be quick. Call on or addiess,
FRED HAENZE JR.
New Ulm, Minn.
We wish to inform the public that
from now on we will handle coal
and in filling orders for the next
month or so we will deliver to any
part of the city fine hard
£oal ^t JHafKet price
Remember this and give us
Nagel & Doster.
J?acklen Arnica Salve.
The best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores,
Tetter, Chapped Hands,Cbilblains, Corns,
and all Skin Eruptions, and positively
cures Piles, or no pay required. It isQualit
guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction,
or money efunded. Price 25 cents per
ox. For sale by O. M. Olsen.
Is the best remedy ever -discovered for
Hemorrhoid or Piles. It is taken inter
nally and causes no pain.
PRICE PER BOX
Ask your Druggist and Dealer for it
or send $1:00 to Adolph Klause and the
medicine will be sent you free of cost.
Box 351.: New Ulm, Mhn.
9 9 TIMES OUT OF 1QO
Mrs. A. J. Stearns, of West Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N. under date of July 3L 1895.
says: "Words fculnie to express my gratitude to Dr. A. Owen fornthe benefit 1 have had from
5 S & id
1 & 3
stand alone had been confined to my bed since last October. After the third day's use of the
appliance I could walk several steps one week later I walked around the house, and in less
than one month I was able to ride oat, and now I can walk a mile or more without feeluur
tired. May God bless and spare you to your many friends for years to come."
used the Dr. Owen Electric Appliances or N for the pastfew month^must
say they axe ahead of any treatment. I am cured of the worst form of Nervous Disease."
«. }$L A* o* Mlddlefleld, Iowa, writing us on June 87,1895, sayst "This is to certify
that I have deriveJd more benefit from using the Owen Electric Appliances for a severe case
of kidney complaint and nervous prostration than from hundreds of dollars spent for doctor'*
uius and medicine.
appliance I was so weak I could scarcely
& .Walsburg, Kan., under date .of July 20th, 1895, says Having-
contains man-.- endorsements like above, besides
Tormation for the afflicted. Send 6 cents in stamps
When writing parties about their testimonials enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope
to insure a reply. We have been before the public many years, and our Electrical Appliances
have become a recognized standard of merit.
THE OWEN ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO.,
205 TO 211 STATK STREET, CHICAGO.
Cit Barb Skp.
STAMM & HETNEN, Prop.
Minnesota Str., opposite Union Hotel.
Shaving, Hair Cutting, Shampooing,
and Ladies Hair Dressing.
Proprietor of the Centre Street
N rigs, trusty drivers and good horses
Also cheap rates.
Fine new hearse furnished for funerals
at reasonable prices.
Corner of Broadway and Centre Stre
New Harness Shop!
I wilL keep on hand a complete assort
ment of light and heavy
and everything that pertaiDS to the sadd
Fine custom work a specialty. 1 in
vite an inspection of my goods from the
public. JOHN KBETSCH Jr.
Employs none but the best of
workmen and guarantees satis
fgipEstimates furnished on all contracts
at short notice.
Shop under Brown Co. Bank.
NEW DRY GOODS.
I have just unpacked a large
shipment of newspring goods.
Can suit the public as to
More goods will arrive next week.
We intend^o make ours a Dry
Goods Store th will be
first-class in every
Napl, Boock & Puhlman
NEW ULM, "V^MINN
All work in country and city takea a
reasonable rates and satisfaction guar
anteed. Bids made on all kinds oQjuild
ings. Cisterns a specialty.
Itch on human, mange on horses, dogs
and all stock, cured iu 30 minutes bv
Woolford's Sanitary Lotion. This never
fails. Sold by Andrew J. Eckstein
Druggist, New Ulm, Minn.