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MRS. ANTON GAG.
The death of Mrs. Anton Gag occurred
:at the family residence in this city last
"Wednesday morning, after an illness
•of several years, but she was seriously
sick but a short time.
Mrs. Gag, whose maiden name was
ILizzie Biebl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
•Joseph Biebl, was born in Harrisburg,
Ta., in 1868. She came with her parents
"to Minnesota in 1877, when the de
ceased was about 9 years old. She was
'married in 1892 to Anton Gag, who
-died in 1907. Her husband was well
known in this part of the country as a
painter of ability. It was he who painted
sthe drop curtain at the Turner Theatre.
Seven children were born to Mr.
-and Mrs. Gag, all of whom survive
their mother. Theyjire: Wanda, Stella,
Thusnelda, Asta, Adelia, Howard and
Tfye funeral was held from the family
home on North Washington street,
^Saturday afternoon, Rev. E. F. Wheeler
officiating. Burial was in the City
The death on Saturday last, of Frank
Keute, at his home in this .city, removed
^another old resident of New Ulm and
Brown County. Mr. Keute, who had
jpassed his 63rd year, died at 3:15 Satur
day afternoon, February 3rd. The im
mediate cause of his death was a stroke
-of apoplexy, after an illness of less than
•one day, although he had been a sufferer
from asthma for the past fourteen years.
Mr. Keute was born in Hannenstadt,
near Munster, Westfallen, Germany,
in 1853, and came to America thirty
six years ago and settled at once in
New Ulm. Some years before his de
parture for America, he was married to
Miss Mary Kramer, the bride following
in September a few months after her
husband had arrived to prepare their
home in this country.
Nine children were born to the couple,
.six of whom are still living. Besides
his widow he is survived by the follow
ing children. They are: Fred, Henry
a Frank, Jr., of New Ulm Anna and
Bertha of St. Paul., Mrs. Lee C. Martin
of Sioux City, Iowa.
Mr. Keute, during his long residence
in New Ulm, has been a highly respected
citizen, a good husband and kind father,
and his loss is felt by a large circle of
friends and neighbors.
For many years Mr. Keute was a
leading contractor in this city being a
member of the firm of Keute & Nagel
and took part the construction of!
some of the laigest buildings in this
city. Since retiring from the active
contracting' business, to which he was
/succeeded by his son, Fred Keute,
he has been associated more or less
with the latter. He was a brick mason
by trade, and his last active work was
in the construction of the New Ulm
Rural Telephone Company's building,
-which is nearing completion at the cor
nier of Second North and German Streets.
Tne funeral will be held from the
atholic Church Thursday morning
-at 10:30, and the burial will be in the
Mr. and Mrs. Martin are expected
here for the funeral.
The death of Alois Kopp occurred
:at his home in this city on Monday aftei
Jioon, February 5. The immediate cause
of his death was old age. He had been
111 for about three months.
Mr. Kopp was born in Statlem, Ger
many, December 26, 1837, where he
xesided during the early part of his
life. He was married in his native town,
on September 26, 1866, to Miss Barabra
Hewitzer, and the couple emigrated
to America in 1873, coming directly
to Brown County, airiving in April
of that year. They settled on a farm
in Cottonwood township, their home
ibeing near the village of Searles. About
iourteen years ago Mr. Kopp retired
'from farm life and moved with his
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family to this city, where they hav*e
Mr. Kopp was an honorable member
of!5t. Joseph's Society and of St. John's
Society of Searles.
There were born to Mr. and Mrs.
Kopp four children, three of whom
are still living. Besides his wife Mr.
Kopp leaves the following: Mrs. Carl
Kamm of Cottonwood township Geo.
Kopp, Cottonwood William Kopp, Gar
rison, N. D. Other surviving relatives
are three sisters, as follows: Mrs.
Mary Kamm, Mrs. Andrew Amann,
New Ulm Mrs. John Guggisberg, La
The funeral will be held from the
Catholic church in this city on Friday,
February 9 and burial will be in the
Searles Catholic Cemetery.
Few city people reading the weather
forecasts in their morning or evening
papers realize the importance a warning
of rain, snow, frost, or high winds may
have for the farmer, fruit grower or
stock raiser in the country. The message
which causes the city man merely to
debate whether he shall carry an um
brella or take his overcoat, when tele
graphed to country points may
telephoned instantly from farmer to
farmer as news of the greatest agricultur
Such a message over the phone may
cause the entire countryside to become a
scene of intensive activity. There is a
rush to hay or grain fields to get in the
crop or, in the spring, work like beavers
covering young seedlings in the truck
gardens with paper or other protection
from frost, or preparing to build fires or
light smudges in orchards.
On ranches every available worker
may be dispatched to herd in sheep or
stock to protect them from storms. To
them the message, which in the city may
have foretold only slight personal dis
comfort, carries tidings of conditions
which may mean heavy monetary losses
to the unprepared farm or ranch.
On the other hand a forecast pre
dicting good or hot weather for three or
four days to come may send thousands
of reapers into the fields to take ad
vantage of the favorable weather, and,
as if by magic change the landscape from
one of waving grain or grass into a scene
of haycocks, or wheat sheaves.
The United States weather bureau has
perfected .special systems and facilities
for obtaining and disseminating advance
weather news, adapted to the protection
of growers of many special crops in differ
ent sections of the country. In con
nection with the weather reports re
ceived from its 200 stations and from
4,500 other observation points, the
bureau has established a large number
of special stations for observing crop
weather conditions in the corn, wheat,
cotton, sugar, rice and cattle raising
The object of this service is to furnish
the growers of each of these crops thru
out the summer with information that
will enable them to handle the crops to
best advantage. The weather experts
some times fail to make good their pre
dictions but in the main the forecasts
are reliable.—Mankato Free Press.
SOUR, ACID STOMACHS,
GASES OR INDIGESTION
Each "Pape's Diapepsin" digests 3000
grains food, ending all stomach
misery in five minutes.
Time it! In five minutes all stom
ach distress will go. No indigestion,
heartburn, sourness or belching of
gas, acid, or eructations of undigested
food, no dizziness, bloating, foul
breath or headache.
Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its
speed In regulating upset stomachs.
It Is the surest, quickest stomach rem
edy in the whole world and besides it
is harmless. Put an end to stomach
trouble forever by getting a large
fifty-cent case of Pape's Diapepsin
from any drug store. You realize in
five minutes how needless it is to suf
fer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any
stomach disorder. It's the quickest,
surest and most harmless stomach
doctor in the world.
In the line of new household furnishings?
If so, let us know about it for we are cer
tain we can supply you.
Our line of rugs and fine furniture is most
complete and up to date. Pleasant sur
roundings add to your happiness. Why
not have them?
E. F. BUENGER
THE LATE NICHOLAS GULDAN
EMERGENCY ACTION IN
CASE OF FROST-BITE
Dr. William Brady, in his daily health
talks in the St. Paul Pioneer Press often
gives some valuable advice to the lay
man. In a recent issue the doctor du
asses frost-bites as follows:
Every reasonably human being should
know what to do in certain emergencies,
such as drowning, accidents, suffocation
by gas, electric shock (how to perform
Schafer's easy method of artificial respira
tion sunstroke, fainting *and frostbite.
Too often the victim is injured by dra
matic efforts when something might be
done for him by any by-stander who is
prepared. Preparedness is fine to talk
about, but it is a sin and a shame that
the great majority of supposedly intelli
gent adults can do nothing but gasp
and yell and get in the way when an
emergency occurs. It would be better
to faint right away and make room for
some one who can help—a Boy Scout,
for instance. A Boy Scout can teach
the average bystander a number of
things it is valuable to know.
Frostbite is pathologically identical
with a burn. Like a burn, it occurs in
three degrees—the first degree is a mere
redness and irritation of the skin the
second degree is blistering the third
degree is destruction ol skin and under
lying tissues, gangrene, sloughing, and all
the subsequent effects seen in a deep
Is the nose, the cheek, the ear or
other part frost-bitten? If the color
returns very slowly after the pressure of I
the finger is removed, yes. If the red-'
aess is accompanied by swelling, yes.
If the redness is followed by a blanching'
or whitening of the part, yes. If numb
ness or lack of sensation ensues" upon"
tingling and burning, yes, it is a case of
Chilblains is a mild form of frost
bite, characterized, chiefly by tingling,
aching, smarting, burning. It is a
frequently recurring first degree frostbite.
If frostbite is severe, the blanchingk
is followed after an hour or two by blue
ness or lividity and blistering of the
skin. Healing is even more tedious than
after a burn of similar degree. If the
frostMte is of the third degree the sur
face becomes "black and blue" or marble
like, there is no sensation or pain, and
blisters cover the skin. ^This means
gangrene—local death— and all the
concomitants of that condition, slough
ing, ulceration, sepsis.
The treatment for frostbite should
be stimulation of the individual with
hot coffee, and the application of general
warmth—hot water bag, hot foot baths,
etc. But for ordinary nips of the cheek,
ear or nose, moderate massage with
snow or cool water is sufficient, and this
should be carefully done to avoid blister
ing by friction. The rubbing and knead
ing should cease the instant a natural
color returns to the bitten skin. This
usually occurs after a few seconds of
treatment. In ordinary frostbites ex
cessive rubbing will do more harm than
the bite itself, for at the worst there is a
mere peeling of cuticle as after a sunburn.
The dance at the Golden Cate Hall
Saturday night was very well attended
considering the cold weather.
Several of the schools in this vicinity
were closed the latter part of the week
on account of the storm.
Henry Hansen returned this week from
Elmore, Minn., where he had been visit
ing his sister Nellie who teaches at that
Several of the-farmers are busy putting
up ice for summer use.
The delegates for the Inter County
Fair failed to go to Springfield Thursday
on account of the severe weather.
A basket social will be held at the
Golden Gate Hall Feb. 10. A fine
program will be rendered.
Several of the farmers were busy
Friday breaking roads,for the mail
Mr Howard of the agricultural school
£ho was to meet with the Home Boosters
Thursday evening foiled to appear, due
to the severe storm.
The Women's Foreign Missionary
Society of the Methodist Church will
meet with Mrs. Carl Qrussendorf this
STRATAGEMS OF WAR.
Clever Tricks by Whioh Twe Chilean
Warships Were 8unk.
Between the years 1879 and 1884 the
republics of Peru and Chile were at
war, and, although the' Peruvians were
eventually discomfited, they displayed
great adroitness In naval matters. On
one occasion they succeeded In sinking
two Chilean warships, their clever
strategy being thus described by Ste
phen Coleridge In his memoirs:
"Soon after the Chilean fleet had set
tled down to the blockade of Callao
there appeared in the bay one morning
a large barge of fruit that had obvious
ly gone adrift from the shore. The
Peruvians put out in boats and steam
pinnaces to bring the barge bffck, and
the Chileans, seeing what was happen
ing, also sent out pinnaces and boats
to intercept and capture the drifting
barge. A fierce fusillade between the
hostile boats followed, and several men
were killed or wounded. At length the
Peruvians drew off and left the barge
in the hands of the triumphant Chile
ans, who towed it off amid the cheers
of their ships' crews, who had watched
the fight with keen interest
"They brought the barge alongside
one of the big men-of-war and quickly
sent the cargo of luscious fresh fruit
up the side in baskets. When about
half the cargo had been taken on board
a terrific explosion shook the bay, and
an enormous hole appeared in the side
of the great shjp which sank instantly
with all hands. By an arrangement of
springs and balances a huge charge of
dynamite in the bottom of the barge
was ignited -when a certain amount of
the weight of the cargo was removed.
Although the Peruvians had waged the
fight for the possession of the barge
with fierce persistence, they had never
intended to be successful.
"A few weeks later a large man-of
war was sent up the coast to capture
anything worth having at Huacho. On
the appearance of the vessel the in
habitants drew their boats far inland
and, taking all their valuables, fled into
the Interior. One boat, a new one,
larger than the others, they hauled
some little way up the beach and then
"After pillaging the place the Chile
ans looked at the boat, which was en
tirely empty The Peruvians had re
moved oars, sails, mast and even the
rowlocks. The Chileans looked it over
to be sure that there was no dynamite
in it and then towed it away to their
vessel. The captain had the davits run
out and ropes put round the seats at
the bow and the stern. Then he or
dered his men to haul away.
"It was the last order he ever gave,
for the moment the ropes tightened
the ship was blown to pieces and dis
appeared in seventy fathoms of water.
A false bottom had concealed a tre
mendous charge of dynamite that was
arranged to ignite when any upward
force was applied to any of the seats.
"Tfce inhabitants of the town, who
had watched their stratagem destroy
a great man-of-war without the small
est risk to themselves, returned hilari
ously to their houses with songs and
To become sun drunk is a condition
into which any one may fall in the
tropics. Exposure to the sun's rays
will reduced man to a condition al
most exactly resembling drunkenness.
He staggers about and is usually com
pelled to He down and "sleep It off."
Sun drunkenness is sometimes accom
panied by nausea. Another curious
fact in connection with life in the trop
ics, where the sun rises at the same
time all the year round, is that if you
do not get up before sunrise you do
not feel well all day. You feel heavy,
out of sorts and sickish.
Complicated, but Easy.
"How do you get your husband to
do what he doesn't want to do when
you want him to do it?"
"That's easy. I make a big fuss
over something he has already done
which I didn't want him to do or I re
mind him of something which I have
dona which he wanted me to do and I
didirt want to do and soon he is doing
what I want him to do just as though
he had wanted to do it all along."—
Detroit Free Press.
The great landmark to Montreal is
the Cathedral of Notre Dame, which,
next to the famous cathedral in the
City of Mexico, is the largest church
building in America and has a seating
capacity of 12,000. The church wa*
built in 1829 and is noted for its mag
nificent chimes, one of the bells of
which, called "Le Gros Bourdon," is
one of the largest suspended bells in
the world and weighs 24,780 pounds.
A Lightning Flash.
A flash of lightning lights up the
ground for one-millionth of a second,
yet it seems to us to last ever so much
longer. What happens is that the im
pression remains in the retina of the
eye for about one-eighth of a second oi
124.000 times longer than the flash
"Pa. everybody knows Methuselah
was the oldest man, don't they?"
"Yes. my son."
"Then who knows who was the old
"Nobody, my son nobody."—Balti
Clara—He says he thinks I'm the
nicest girl in town. Shall I ask him to
call? Sarah—No, dear let him keep
on thinking so.—Town Topics.
The less tenderness a man has in his
nature the more he requires from oth
Their Weird Ideas About Disease
and its Remedies.
PUNCH H0LE3 IN PATIENTS.
To Perform This Operation They Use
Eight Different Styles of Needles,
Some Two Feet Long, and the Big
ger the Punch the Greater the Doctor.
The bigger the needle with which a
Chinese doctor punctures his patient
the higher the charge, for the bigger
the needle the more distinguished is
the physician. If the doctor wears a
straw hat, that signifies he is a prosper
ous doctor and his charge is a little
more. If he comes in a sedan, the pa
tient must pay for the chair.
Dr. Franz Otto Koch, writing in the
Popular Science Monthly, gives a de
scription of the Chinese physician and
how he practices.
"The native Chinese doctor is a curi
osity," writes Dr. Koch. "He passes
no examination he requires no qualifi
cations he may have failed in business
and set up as a physician. In his new
profession he requires little stock in
trade, medical instruments being al
"Acupuncture, as it is called, is one
of the nine branches recognized in
medical science among the Chinese.
It is of most ancient origin, having
been in use from time immemorial.
There are 537 markings to be learned.
Every square inch on the human sur
face has its own name, and some rela
tion to the internal parts, purely imagi
nary, is assigned to it The user is
cautioned against wounding the ar
teries hence he must know the posi
tion of the blood vessels. By close
study of a manikin pierced with holes
the Chinese physician learns where to
drive his needles. Parts of the body
are selected which may be pierced
without fatal results. Sometimes heat
is applied to the outer end of the
needle, and this is called a hot acu
puncture, but the needle is never heat
ed before insertion.
"The needle used looks very much
like a sewing machine needle, but it is
longer and coarser. Some of the Chi
nese doctors have needles two feet
long and are supposed by ardent ad
mirers to be able to drive these in
struments entirely through the pa
tient's body The great size of the
needles is in reality intended to rep
resent the greatness of the owner's
skill and reputation. The needles
used are of eight forms, as follows:
The arrowhead, blunt puncturing,
spear pointed, fusiform, round, capil
lary, long and thick. The point ,of in
sertion, the depth and direction are all
important. The method is usually to
drive the needle through the distended
skin by a blow from a light mallet
"If he can get an old book of pre
scriptions from a retiring practitioner
so much the better for the Chinese
doctor. He is now equipped to kill or
cure, as chance or his ignorance may
dictate. The doctor most entitled to
confidence in the sight of his country
men is the man whose father has been
a doctor before him. Confidence in
him knows no bounds should his
grandfather have followed the same
calling. This is not mere fatuous be
lief in heredity, but is based on the
supposed value of old prescription
books passed on from grandfather to
"Fees vary according to the physi
cian's social class and that of his pa
tients and also according to the physi
cian's place of residence. The enor
mous sum of perhaps 15 American
cents or half a dollar at the most may
be charged for a visit -if the doctor
comes in a sedan chair. Of this
amount a large proportion goes for the
chair. Should the doctor belong to the
humbler ranks and come on foot his
fee is proportionately less. He as
sumes a solemn air and owl-like look
as he peers out of the semidarkness of
a Chinese bedroom through great gog
gle shaped glasses—two inches across
and set in huge uncouth copper frame
"Most important in diagnosing a case,
according to Chinese ideas, is the feel
ing of the different pulses of the hu
man system. The pulse at each wrist
is felt. By thus feeling the pulses the
states of a dozen real or imaginary or
gans are determined. Having thus
learned by the pressure at these pulses
the seat of the disease, a few questions
may be asked, but these are -considered
scarcely necessary. A prescription
sometimes calling for the most horrible
and nauseating compounds is prepared
in large doses, for the native believes
that the larger the dose the more likely
it is to prove efficacious. In prescrib
ing for natives the foreign doctors
have to give the strictest injunctions
that the paper box in which the pills
are contained is not to be swallowed.
"The manner in .which the Chinese
treat their physicians is characteristic
Should a speedy cure not result from
the doctor's treatment the patient calls
in another. If he does not improve he
calls$b a third. Thus the medical skill
of tfie whole neighborhood may be
Bound to Have Change.
In the absence of her husband the
fascinating young married woman
went boating with an old admirer.
"Ah," sighed the old admirer, "if onh
you had married me instead of Wil
"Then I should have been with Mr
Wilkinson at this moment instead of
you." said the fascinating woman
"How strangely things^turn out!"—
New York Times.
Where there Is much light the shad
ows are deepest—Goethe.
w. LEAPS IN TH£ DARK.
Why the Broncho Jumped In Hie Wild
Race at, Midnight.
A former herdsman relates a thrill
ing personal experience connected with
a stampede of cattle. He was taking a
herd of 400 steers to Leadvllle and had
camped for the night on Bear river,
near its junction with the Little Snake.
At midnight/when he went on guard,
all was quiet, but in an hour or so, for
some unexplained reason, the cattle
Were up and off like a flash. Some
thing had stampeded them.
He was riding an old blue colored,
line backed California broncho, just
the beast for the work. He had often
ridden him a hundred miles a day.^
The night was dark and cloudy, and
he had to rely on the animal's sure
footedness as he strove to stay on the
flanks of the steers and turn them
until their scare should cease.
It was a wild race. Four or five
times the broncho gave tremendous
jumps, but landed right and went on
in good shape. In the course of an
hour or so the man had the beeves
When daylight came, being curious
to learn what obstacles had occasioned
those tremendous jumps of the bron
cho, the man set forth to look over the
ground. Leaving the bottom land, the
steers had ascended a gentle acclivity,
and on the plateau at the top he had
kept circling them.
The plateau was intersected by a
canyon about four miles long and from
1,500 to 2,000 feet deep. Its walls in
clined toward each other at the top,
and the distance across was fifteen or
During the chase the broncho had
jumped that frightful chasm four
times. His hoof marks were plainly
visible, and down in the debris, hun
dreds of feet below, were a dozen
mangled steers that had been crowded
off.—Los Angeles Times.
WHALING DAYS ARE OVER.
A Once Thriving Industry That Has
At the outbreak of the American Rev
olution and for a period of seventy-five
years following the conclusion of that
struggle whaling was the most impor
tant branch of the American fisheries.
From 500 to 700 vessels sought whales
in all the oceans and seas of the world,
and in one year New Bedford alone
sent out 300 vessels, whose cargoes of
bone and oil were the basis of the in
dustrial life of the city.
The pursuit of sperm whales reached
its climax in 1837, when oil valued at
nearly $4,500,000 was brought in, most
ly from the south Pacific. The height
of the industry was in 1846, when 70,
000 persons derived their support from
whales and 720 vessels, valued at $21,
000,000, were engaged.
For more than fifty years the fishery
has been declining, and in numerous
ports that once derived most of their
wealth from the industry there have
for a long time existed only memories
of former greatness. For a number of
years the sperm, right and bow head
Whales that supported the fishery in
early years have been very scarce and
their pursuit has been unprofitable,
and the present importance of the
whale fishery, amounting in value to
less than 2 per cent of the American
fisheries, depends on the taking from
shjjire stations of species of whales that
formerly were for the most part neg
The glory of the whale fishery has
departed forever, and the commercial
if not the biological extinction of all
kinds of whales is proceeding rapidly,
undeterred and unlamented by the
principal maritime powers.—Hugh M.
Smith in National Geographic Maga
A river not confined to a single chan
nel, but broken up into a number of
channels, which in turn branch and
unite in a complex and confusing man
ner, is called a-braided stream. It is
caused by the slight fall of the stream,
which prevents it from carrying away
all the sediment swept into it by its
This material chokes the stream and
forces it to spread into many shallow
and shifting channels, resembling the
strands of a braid. A good example of
this is Jefferson river, in Montana.—
New York Mail.
What Did He Say?
Oliver Wendell Holmes once told
Professor Poulton he would never re
peat to any one what Tennyson said to
him when he entered his house. Wil
liam James pressed him to do so with
the assurance, "There are no reporters
here." But Dr. Holmes replied, with
emphasis: "I have said that I will nev
er tell any one. It was not a thing
that I should have supposed any man
would say to a guest he had invited to
Automobiles Break Windows.
When a heavy automobile runs over
pebbles no larger than a pea a pebble
may be caught just right by the edge
of the wheel and shot with such a
high velocity that a broken window is
the result. One firm in New York has
had three windaws broken, all in the
same frame.—Popular Science Monthly.
"Oh. dear," exclaimed Mrs. Van
Style, "I've simply got to have a new
gown, and 1 can't decide what mate
rial to make it of."
"Why worry over a mere trifle like
that?" asked her husband unfeelingly.
"She says she wishes she could Bee
herself as others see her."
"That's just an excuse for spending
a lot of time in front of a mirror."—
Kansas City Journal.
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