Caldwell News-Chronicle. (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, January 5, 1900 Page: 8 of 12
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really (richtoM think.
the Mini with town ottotfo,
lit 'am. yM, and plan, and un
tkwi'i torn* that would, hut.
«Mfa! 1 dunno who they bo;
Ta almost Indispensable, tbtn—aa ono
fl* bo romrbod. I auosa, from ton to twen-
ty Umoa o doy.
MX homo thinva wm about tbo mbo, m*
cordln' to hla toll.
Sis wit* jeat worshiped whoro ho otoppod,
ho treated her to woll;
2f bo wm tabM from her. ao be often «old,
She'd limply mourn heroelf to dMth In Jest
a month or two.
And, honest! when you'd mo him strut. all
dressed ud in hla boat.
Along the atreot, a-Addlln* with the watoh
charata on hla vest.
.You couldn't help but think that. If ho
died, tbere'd be a craah,
And earth' hull tnalnaprlnc would buat
up, and all banda go to nauh.
He wm dressed, after his wont, in
the usual uniform of the Galician
peasant, which consistí of a collection
of loose, shapeless, mote or less, dirty-
eutral tinted. Of
titled job to pel Ms
brought into Bev. Bertram's house
the perfume of old Russia.
Nikolai had been more than three
years in Canada, and it was a remark-
able fact that he could speak English
fairly well; so, after a few moments,
during which he shuffled his feet and
twirled his high fur cap, he stam-
"Melinka, papa (little father), you
marry me ? Eh? Yes?" And he
smiled an expansive smile.
"Certainly," replied Mr. Holcombe.
"Have you a marriage license? Pa-
per from Mr. Fraser, you know, paper
"0, yes—paper—I got good paper,
good for marry anybody!" and he
drew from some mysterious recess
in his blouse a crumpled piece of pa-
Bev. Bertram unfolded it and
found to his surprise that it was the
certificate of the death of one An ¡ska,
wife of Nikolai Szcheswa Fsehitzchis-
And it was dated only three months
"I am afraid that this paper will
not he enough/' said the parson.
"This is not a marriage license; this
is a certificate of the death of your
"Oh, yes/' politely but firmly per-
sisted Nikolai. "That all the same
good for marry. She dead, very dead;
been dead long t ime. I can marry any
"Now look here; you don't under-
stand. No doubt your wife is deed;
but before you can marry again you
must get a marriage license from Mr,
Fraser, a paper with your name and
the name of the lady you are going
to marry written upon it. You pay
Mr. Fraser two dollars for the paper
A GALICIAN WEDDING. and then come here with the lady,
and then we can arrange about the
P. Hoggabut. Esq., that'a on his
He'a been dead purty nigh three yean.
and. strange aa 'Us, somehow
The village aeema to gtt along about ae
well aa when
He run it. with hla head held high above we
Town meet'n'a may be quieter, 'cause he
ain't there to apout,
But still I hoar there's plenty more to wave
their arms and ahout;
The school are runnln' jest the
'though he can't come and aay:
wss used to that for-
mula, but the next thing Nikolai
said was refreshingly novel:
"Dobre papa (good father), give me
50 cents and I pray for you
Gelototherapeutists is the name
given to physicians who treat patients
differing from various diseases, rang-
ing from bronchitis to anaemia, by
prescribing hearty laughter. A med-
ical journal suggests that there is a
peat opening for physicians in study-
ing various ways of exciting laughter,
inch as tickling, farcial comedies,
puns, etc.—N. Y. Tribune.
la fteral China.
It is a common sight, in the rural
districts of China, to see pigs har-
nessed to small farm wagons.
"lly dear young friends, etc.,"
in hla pat-
wife, «he mourned him 'most three
months and then, to soothe her heart.
She took a chap from Salter's Nock, that
drov* a butcl^r cart;
They live together happy, too, and high the
Hot watered by her tear , I'm 'fraid, on her
first husband's grave.
But when I think of Hoggabut, eo great
and high and grand,
1 wonder that we git along without bis
He's been in Heaven 'most three years,
away from worldly care-
He's "almost Indispensable," I reckon.
now, up there.
«-Joe Lincoln, In I . A. W. Bulletin.
"Ah, but I have not woman's name.
How do, then?"
"Well, you can find cut that, I sup-
pose. Where is the lady?*'
And then Nikolai told his artless
talc, and it ran thus:
At that time there was, on the way
from Galicia to Canada, a party of
Galician damsels who were destined
■V B. C. D'BASVN.
He wanted to be married.
Ilis name was Nikolai Szcheswa
Pschitzchisoffsni, which alone, one
would think, was sufficient to keep
him a bachelor.
He was a Galician. The benevo-
lent Canadian government, in its in-
scrutable wisdom, had seen fit to in-
vite him to come over from his country to become the wivs of the pioneers
of serfdom to the land of freedom and w^° come out before them. This
"broad acres. Part.Y was expected to arrive at
And Nikolai Szcheewa Pschitachis- *'<** Sturgeon, and the wily Nikolai,
ofTsni came; and his path was a path thinking to get ahead of his fellows,
of roses and his entry like that of a 'la<* struck upon the ingenious idea
eonqueror (for the pet hobby of the having the best chance and the
Canadian government at that time ^rst choice by making arrangements
happened to be the Galician immigra- t°T h*8 marriage before ho saw his
tion scheme), and the government of- bride, for he was determined that a
ficials did pet him and gush exceed- bride he would have.
úiglv. Then Mr. Holcombe took infinite
But other settlers, who hod had the Paifl«io explain to him what he would
misfortune not to lie born in Galicis, have to d° before there could he a sue-
did not gusli-—not much; but they f g8or to the late Mrs. Pschitxchis-
said bad words and growled unpleas- effsni—-and, of all the preliminaries,
anily as they saw tracts of Canadian the choice of a wife appeared to Niko-
land converted into Galician settle- *a' to be the easiest and most simple,
monts. ^ d®?8 later Nikolai again pre-
Fort Sturgeon is in Alberta, N. W. sented himself before Rev. Bertram
T., Can.; there is a Galician settle- j Holcombe. This time Nikolai was
ment close to the fort, and to this set- accompanied by a sturdy Galician
tlement Nikolai came. damsel, a hard-featured, strong-
And there he took up land and did Nmbed woman, evidently & worker
Sis best to become a Canadian by mix- an^ a bearer of burdens.
fey only with his own people, speak- ™e woman dre**ed rother
ling his own language and clinging curiously for a bride
to the ways and customs of his native
eountry. And, after his fashion, he
prospered, for if be made but little
money he spent nothing; so be was
either hoarding his wealth or send-
ing it to friends in Galicia—which,
of course, was very creditable to him,
and eminently satisfactory to the peo-
ple of Canada.
Now there was at the fort a Church
of England missionary, who would
have satisfied Amyas Leigh-
Read your Westward Ho! and you
will find that Amyas Leigh waa of
opinion that a clergyman, being more
than a man, must first be A manly
And Rev. Bertram Holcombe
man, good at all «ports
never afraid of eold
On her head was a colored handker-
! chief; her hair was uncombed, dusty
and somewnat straggly; over a shapo-
; less blouse Jhe wore a long, greasy
: sheepskin coat, which reached to her
! knees; below this coat waa to be seen
a pair of heavy hoots, into which her
hare feet were thrust.
And this time Nikolai had provided
himself with the proper papers, so
Rev. Bertram Holcombe married
them; and at the conclusion of the
ceremony the newly-bedded pair
knelt and kiseed the clergyman's
hand, mueh to his embarrassment.
| Now, in the northwest it is no un-
usual thing for the bridegroom to be
¡ unable to pay a fee in cash; often it is
peid in kind—flour, meat
b Batlreljr Psmlastsl By aad later-
atiaglst Witt Política
In England politics and society are
inextricably mingled. To the upper
classes a seat in tho house of com-
mons is an easy and pleasant support
to their public position; and the suc-
cessful tradesman and his wife find
it an introduction to fashionable life.
Tho London season begins when par-
liament commences its sittings and
ends when parliament rises. In 1890
a general election took place just
when the season was at its height. A
week after the writs were issued Lon-
don was a desert, the Row empty, the
clubs sepulchral vaults, and town
houses put into the hands of the care-
taker with seven caretakers worse
than herself. Her ladyship, you were j.
told, was away in the country "a-'elp-
ing of Sir John in his 'lection." So
war* her ladyship's daughters and
"the young gen'lemon" and any
friends she could lay hands on. And
the next mail, of course, brought a
letter from her ladyship: "Won't
you come down and help the cause!'"
ond so down you went, te find your
hostess and her womankind, whom
you had last seen in a London draw-
ing-room, now arguing with rustic
laborers and flattering their wives
and kissing their children and wheed-
ling votes for Sir John with a skill
that was almost diabolical.
All over the United Kingdom, in
town and country, the seme insinuat-
ing arts were being practiced, and
for a whole delirious fortnight or
more the British workingman had
tho aristocracy of the country at his
feet, a bumble suppliant for his fa-
vors. A. country house during elec-
tion time is not a place to be lightly
entered by the flaneur of Piccadilly.
The innocent visitor who bites his
cake and tries to talk about the thea-
ters of the latest book is gorgunized
from head to foot with "a stony Brit-
ish stare." To hear votir hostess'
daughter fulminate against disestab-
lishment and "that Gladstone" you
would imagine that she had never
hoard of Henley or Goodwood or con-
descended to anything so trivial as
a theater or a tennis racket. And a
similar sacrifice is demanded of you,
on pain of immediato expulsion.
Guns and fishing-rods are put away,
a morning canter voted flat heresy,
the billiard-room locked till tho last
canvasser has returned, and life re-
solves itself into a long political de-
bate.—Sydney Brooks, in Chautau-
The fastest times reported for the
mile are: Railway, 84 seconds; ice-
boat, 1 minute; steam-yacht, 1 min-
ute 35 seconds; bicycle, 1 minute
30 2-6 seconds; horse, 1 minuto 36$
seconds; ocean liner, 2 minutos 20
seconds; running, 4 minutes 12} sec-
onds, and rowing, 4 minutes 45 sec-
fío Rev. Bertram was not surprised
j to hear Nikolai say: "Me poor man,
¡poof chelevik; Eurena, my. woman,
AH AMCIBHT VIOLIN.
It b ]lj Years Old aad of e Very Pe-
I read some weeks ago in your pa
per, writes E. L. Reynolds, of Stock-
ton, an account of some valuable old
violins owned by residents of San
Francisco. 1 felt very much interest-
ors (which are still well preserved)
is a Frenchman's picturo. Where tho
usual scroll ocoupios a place there is
a picture of a human head of most
beautiful and exquisite carving. The
wood tho head is com| oscd of is of
a dark rich rosewood color, and the
hair and board are carved with ex-
quitite tasto. The top of the head
is bald, and tho forehead and face
aro much wrinkled, which shows with
what skill the carving was done.
This violin was used in a New York
theater 50 years ago, and was brought
across tho plains in an ox-cart in
1858. 1 havo owued it sinco 1802.
It is of very pure and sweet tone. 1
havo been offered $100 in gold for it,
but refused tho offer. 1 would not
part with it at any price. In the
Youth's Companion of November 15,
1888, Julius Kichberg tells of somo
very old violin makers. Among them
ho speaks of "Gaspard Di Salo, who
flourished between 1560 and 1CI0,
and Gaspard Diuffoprugeur (proba-
bly a misspelling). The latter, he
savs, lived about the same epoch, ond
is no doubt the same name a# the one
printed in my violin, which, accord-
ing to the date printed in mine, woulo
reach back to tho fifteenth century,
and rv * my violin .'5S3 years old
at the present time, ISH'J.—¿an Kran-
THROW OP YOUR BANDS!
Tbo Sensible Course When Yon Meet a
"When a desperado gets the drop on
you the only thing for a sensible man
to do is to throw up hie hands," mitt
James Skaggs, of «\íí yvilh, Kan
"To throw up y<>ur hands w- no re-
flection upon your bravery out in the
wild west. To attempt to draw v«ur
weapon when a man has pulled down
on vou is to invite a verdict of'( ame
to iiis death for being a fool.'
The most d¿*perate man will throw
up Im hands when he h#* the wont of
tho draw. He argues that if he ^
being arrested he will always have a
chance of escaping. If his assailant
simply desires to humiliate ond in-
timidate him, why. thrrt^is.^e bn^sd
future to get even in. 1 known
Wells-Fargo fta^'e conch guard's to
throw up their hand* at the fir i com-
mand and give up their arm- There
is no use in saying that the robber*
will not shoot. Too many dead men
have told that he dose. 1 ktu a
little Well*-Fargo man who had a
great reputation for bravery. The
coach was held tin on the old Santa K«
trail. The gtiarn whu one of the first
to surrender.. The passenger# «err
disgusted os they stood in line and
were robbed. When the coach re-
newed ii* journey they were verv
harfh in theircriticism of their guaro.
The coach rolled on for half a mile
and turned a lwnd behind form rock#
The guard then stopped the coach
and unstrapped a Winchester from
the aide of the vehicle. Then he
started back on font alone. Just a«
he expected, he came ncroi* the men
on the road dividing their booty.
They did not perceive him until he
got his Winchester at work and killed
all three in their tracks. Then he
stepped forward, secured all tho
booty and the weapons of the rob-
bers and rejoined th< court, about
nightfall, the driver having moved
«lowly, ai he knew what the brave f 1-
low was up to."—St. Louis Globe-
I havo SO,800 line at ron* ]
Noouau strawberry plant*
ft,SO per 1000, f. o. b. here; 25 eta. per
100 when order la leaa than SOU, Mcitd
caah with order.
A. D. Rurr, *.,
Rock Inland, Texas.
TUP IPWPI RB
Always carries on hand one
of the best assortments of
jewelry to be found in this
section of the state.
He also carries a nice se-
lection of fine China, Souve-
nir Cups and Saucer«, Tea-
W W Seercy. W B. Qerrett, L. Dovl .
Searcu, Garrett &Davls
Office. SecoQd Floor Womble A Mc-
flrthur Building, Caldwell. Texas
Practice in alt State an«l Federal
i . ni
mm urn sikii bsskiiim
This mi tsitis Mini
Convention at fori Worm
MftVAftt i«fti t iKth «wh
th i r * fit r
Sania Fe Route
at nomtnal hatcü
Noinarr micim r* t
Ticket on Jatttt.tr . S.*fh jml
lot It. Limited January l'nii,
W s keenan CPA
Tun Uve Swt
JANUARY Jid to
Win fe* «aid JeetM') ami UmOrJ i<*
Mfiurn Janwflrt i||h
no i hi o ml m 1 m '* r*
Throw#h h¡c<-jwi « «««I free Uiiittic
chair vju vie M)l«m> and t. A <« N
W S KEENAN. G P A
Corn will yield more pounda or ctry
matter jicr acre than any other crop
that nan bo jrrown in the enat.
A Dramatic Solctdo.
At Ballarat a ruinad gold miner
once committed suicide in a dramat-
ic manner. During tho time of tho
gold ruah a certain deacrted claim waa
for year* held aacred, and tho tool
atrewn about the windlaaa wero left
to ruat away untouched. A party of
'varaity men, old Mhool frllowa and
of gentle birth, lied aunk their shaft
there and worked without success un-
til their money waa spent. One evad-
ing ono of them at work at tho bot-
tom of the shaft shouted: "llaul up,
hoys, the timo is come at laat." They
hauled up, and when it camo to the
top they found their comrade's lifo-
loss body hanging from the chain,
lie had detached the bucket, tied a
noose about his neck, fastened tho
noose to tbo chain, and was hanged
by his dearest friends. The party
ed; I own one which I think trill out* ^ad been much liked and respected
rival any I have heard of thus far for ^ [',0 °*',or nil nor , who would reed-
age. I have never seen one like it. The "/ 'iav1° subscribed a thousand ouncei
name of the maker, "Oaapard Diuffo &old d™1 him a freah start,
Prugger Bonamillio," and the date, ^ t'1® D0lt ^
"Anno 1516/' is printed in the In- }ho *hoJ* P«JT ,,ad disappeared,
sida, and on the buck in brilliant eol- their claim in the same state
si it lay at tha time oI the tragedy.
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German, S. Houston. Caldwell News-Chronicle. (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, January 5, 1900, newspaper, January 5, 1900; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169269/m1/8/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.