--A York (Penn
) letter to the New York Tribune
gives the following experience of an indignant German K. G. C., who thus stated how he came to grief:
--, he comes to me and says for you dollar he will make me you Knight
of to Golden Shirkles; dat he vill give me all to signs and grips, so ash dat ven to Southern mans come he shall not touch any of mine broperty, but shall get all he vants from to Plack Republicans.
So I gives him to von tollar und he gives me to grips und signs, und says I shall give them ven de Southern mans he comes he no shteal from me. Vel he comes and gets mine horses right away.
So I goes out and says, "Mynheer, I ish a Knights of de Golden Shirkles.
I give you de grip, de signs, de bass words, and everyting, so you leaves mine horses." Ven he say, "To hell mit your grips," and dakes mine horses.
O, I ish von ruined man. I gives mine tollar and it is nix goot, but is so better as nothing at all, for dey shteals from me worse as anypody else!
O, it ish von schwindle, und I shall have mine tollar pack for de grips, Ȧc.