January 19, 1894
As is well known, the immigrant upon his arrival in America was surprised more than anything else by the fact that here he had to pay 5¢ for a sip of beer or a cigar. That was usually above his means. He was used, over there, to getting his glass of beer (and, at that, twice as big) for a groschen and a cigar for 3 - 4 pfennigs. But people get used to anything, especially Germans, and after he is in this land for awhile, he sees it all as entirely understandable. Yea, yea, drinking and smoking cigars is a rather expensive thing here in America, and whoever wishes to do so must be well supplied with change. Newcomers often are in the beginning, but they quickly halt such activities as beer and whiskey drink and cigar smoking.
|Railroad Advertisement for Routes to |
Little Rock and St. Joseph's Colony
(a German settlement near Conway)
Arkansas Echo, January 14, 1894
HOW ONE CAN LOSE ONE'S WAY IN THE PRIMEVAL FOREST