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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - February 16, 1871, Albert Lea, Minnesota FREEBORN COUNTY STAXDMD, PUBLISHED HVERY TIIVBS1> VV. Terms, Per Tear, In Advance, 1 inch 2 inch 3 inch 4 inch 0 inch 1 eol. col. 1 col. RATES OK 'I W ADVERTISING 1.00 1.75 1.50 0.00 10.00 4.50 B.oO 5.00 ll.OO'l-VOO o.oOi 10 OOi 13.00 IS 00 the above, The following, in addition tu will strictlj' ailhei-ed to Professional cnrds of live lines or lesx will be inserted at per Year extra for ouch additional line. Local notices, ten cents per line for the first insertion, and live cents per line for each additional insertion none taken under fifty cents: Editorial notices, inserted by with a view to adverti.-ing business, fifteen cents per liue. lleligious .and charitable notices of marriages and deaths, vvill be in- serted without charge. Legal ami Government advertisement" will be charged at 7-3 cents per square I'oi the first insertion, tui'l -IT.i IHH- Htjnare for cncli additional insertion. Attorneys ordering in legal advertiso- Bients arc regarded as uncountable lor tbe Hame, unless there is an agreement to charge the same to another party. Transient advertisements must be paid for in.aJcTvMice-i logul, when the affidavit of publieation is given and nil others quar- terly. VOLUME 10. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1871. NUMBER 45. G. WHWiK. jri ATTOUX K Y AT L Land Collecting Albert Lea, Minn. Ollice in Union Block over the Drug Store of Wedge liltickmer. If.-is n complete, and Iliu only, abstract of title to all in Freeborn County. Abstracts furninhud and cei-tilied to us by titles pdrf'ected upon reasonable terms. max LOVKLV, w J A T T O H X K Y A T L A Office at the Court House. ALI5ERT LEV, MINX. IVl'ACY TYliKli, JLts'd-osse .'Sefrertiscments. s Arrivals and Departures Albert Lea. of Malls at EASTEItN. dailv at 12 M. r. ft. Attorneys ut Law, Noumea Public, Estate and Collection Agents. C'O.V VKYAXJI-Ytt of nil kinds neenrately done, acknowledg- ment-, taken, oaths administered. iVe. p.iid. Titles estigated, Lands bought and sold. U ill pay particular at tui- tion to collecting. Corner Clark and Newton St. Albert T.en. E. C- ST.vfY. A. M. TYBEH. F At KEDElUC.lv COC11RASE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR I-.aw, at d Xotary Public. Broadway, Arrives dailv at at A bert Lea, Minnesota. U. WKSTr.RN'. at I! I-. M. Arrives Departs daily at 12 M. sorrnBRN. Albart Lea and Forest Wednesday und Saturday ai U A. M. Ar- Tuesday and Friday tit G ij, M. Albert Leaand Sat- urday at 12 M. Departs Saturday at 1 r. M. NORTHWESTERN. Albert Lea and Mon- day, and Friday at r. >i. Arrives same days at A. M. Albert Lea and Satur- day at 7 A. .M. Arrives- Friday at (i ji. NORTHKRN'. Albert Lea and Mon day and Thursday at'7 M. Arrives Tues- day und Friday at 1) p. M. Office hours, 8 to 12 A. M., and 1 to 8 P.M. ir. LAND AND COLLECTING AGENT. Homesteads .procured at lay ,offi.ce.- Lute plats kept on hand. letter or othernise, furnished gratis. INSUH I represent first-class Fire, Life, and Casualty Insurance Companies. Star Lodge, No. 2G, A. F. A. M., has, regular com- munications at Albert Lea on the second and fourth Wcdiiuidavs of each month. II." WtOVrN, W. M. A. G. WEIKIE, Sec. Railroad Time Tables. SOUTHERN MINNESOTA RAILROAD. Going West. Going- Kasl, Wlnncbftgo nr p. in. depi'it a. in. depart p. in. arrive n. in. Aldcn do in. 4 a. in. AlLea" in. p. in. Oakland-' '2-.-0 p. in. p. in. Ramsey p. in. p. in. LaCrosse" 8.10a.m. arrive m. Connects at La Crosse with steamboats for all points on the upper and lower Mis- sissippi river: also with trains on the wuukee and St. 1'nul Kailwuy to and from Milwaukee, Chicago, and the Kasr. At Fountain, with stages for Cb.itfield Hid Preston. At [laiusey, with trains on the Milwan- kecand St. 1'nul I'.ailway, to and from St. Pnnl. Miuii'-.uu'l'.s, ManUato, M. 1'etoi. Dulntli, .St. Cloud, iiii'l Mcliiegor. At Wells, with for City, Blue rartli t'iiv, I'.iii mount, and Jackson. CLAitK THOMPSON. General Manager. J. II. GAIIDNT.R, Superintendent. MILWAUKEE ST. PAUL RAILWAY. Pftssengcr trains on the Milwaukee and S. Paul llailroad arrive and depart daily, Sundays exceptcd, as follows: DAY PASSENOKK GOING WKST. MSI n ckuni iff is. AN. J. Would call the attention of the public to hi., facilities foi- BLACKSMITH ING HORSE-SHOEING. Work done cheap, expedilionsly, and in the iiKixt siitisfactoiy nir.niier. Give him a call. Shop south of the Harrington House, near Spring Lake. ALP.EUT LEA, MINN. Established IS'.jS. T J. IIOGAV, WHOLESALE GUOCEll niul COJIMISSION MERCHANT. General Agent for the different Powder Manufacturers. Iso- Ely's Single and Double Water-Proof Patent Shot. Hogan'g Pdock, Front Street, La Crosse, Wis. COLTON Dealers in BOOKS AND STAT10NKHY, Xo. 10 Main Street, Ln Crov.se, Wis. Agency for School Books, Smith's Ar.ier- ioiin Prang's Amcrictin Cromos, llowr-'s Se'ving Machines, and Lamb's Knitting Machines. 37yl L.VNUDON, Wholesale Dealers in Foreign and Uouiestic W1XES. LIQFORS, BOTTLED ALE, "POUTER. No. 4, J-'ronl Street, La Crosse, _______ NE PRICE CASH STORE. CUTLER, Dealers in Dry Goods, Clothing. Yankee Notions, Farnanfs Block. Slain Street, three doors west of Post Office, La Crosse, Wis. Hotels. W ESTJUIX HOMK. II. Robinson, ALBERT LEA, Proprietor, .MINNESOTA. Hoarders, by tho day or week, accommo- dated. TRAVELERS ENTERTAIN ED, Stages for all points stop at the door. HOUSE? Chatham street, Austin, Minn. J. A. }l. FLECK, Proprietors. Stages leave this House daily for all points. fruod stabling and attentive liorillrrn. (7 18 Jflill US. A. M. TVJtER, lla-J siill on hand a large stock of VILLIAERV AXD FAXUT GOODS, Nubins. Houdu, Lailics' Underwear she is selling at GREENWOOD Hair Dressing Done in all I he Lufchl Styles at STAGE'S aiLLIXEB SflflP, CURLED CHIGNONS, HRA1DED CHIGNONS, I'LAVK CHIGNONS, and SWITCHES. TUB GOOD TlilE HAS COME AT IAST. has refitted his DRUG just received n splendid ami full stock of MEDICI-NES, CHEMICALS. PAINTS, OILS, VARXISH. DYE STUFFS, Jcc.. Latest of IJnir Jew. nTHUR M. TU1GG, flITY STEAM B VKERY, J F. GUTCESELL CO., Front Street, La Crosse, Wis. All kinds of Bread, Cakes, and Crackers at wholesale, and retail. W. HANSCOM, Jobber and Dealer in ALDEN, MINX. SCIlLL'l'UKK. Pealcr in BOOTS, SHOES. HATS. CAl'S, LA El'RS. ROBKS, BTCK noons. The price offered for Which he will s-.'ll for or ready pay as CHEAP as the CHEAPEST. He would particularly call the attention of farmers to his large and fine ttock of Lurd, WJinlf, anil .IfucJtini: Best Machine Oil at Also a large stock of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, PEONAS. HOUSE PLANTS, P U R E W I N E S A N D L 1 Q C O R S i i for medical Thorough ami com- petent clerks are in attendance, and pre- scriptions will be promptly and accurately filled at all hours of the dav or night. Store near the Post Otficc, Broadway, Albert Lea, Minn. A. II. STREET. M. D., a'-'l Analytical t'hciuist. by ,1. S. Shuariuiin, of the North- i Nurseries, Uuekfoid. 111. a tirst k in evely respect. The Propri- well select kept constantly h..nil. consisting of fh-tt-chiss I Jev, i-li I'l.tted Ware. Al- bums, Vii.lin Sirings. Tackle, Cut- j lery. Vankee Notions, Cheap as the Cheapest Hejiiiirhig promptly done; all work iv.u-i-autetl. JJro'idvay, Aibert Minn. MESSRS, I ABBOTT I Sox, Would call attention to their new and choice stock ruceivc'l AT So. t, CKVi'UAL BLOCK, Owatonna, are SKI.L my oii !-i) idly, li comprises a full line nf 1 .IKU IT KY. CLOCKS, FINK WATCIir.S, SI'lICT flllll) CAOKS, FANS, V, ILLOW WAKE, nt pricts w liich are CHEAP or than the cheapest. We sell FOK CASH, ami are determined to be undersold by no one, and are prepared to ar- ticle as represented Ormouey refunded. H. At Chieagu Trices. Main and Third Sts LA CROSSE, ANGKLHOT11, Di-alcr in WIS. And all kinds of Musical instruments, Also Agent for Wm. Kimbe's Pianos and Esty's Organs. Pomeroy's Opera House Block, LA CROSSE, WIS. Tailors. RELIABLE CLOTIIIXC NOISE, r'or elii's etor hi.s particular attention to the propagation of hunh sorts, especially adapted to Minne- ota. Money invested in forest Kvt-rgr.ens and diseased trees is tvuisu than thiotrn LOOK! LOOK! Therefore, you wan' t reeti or plauts, buy those known to be reliable. Hand in orderis as early as po.-sible. Address J. S. SHEARMAN, Roekford, 111., or give your orders to C. L. SMITH, Agcut, Albert Lea, Minn. N ORTHWESTERN NURSERY. Arrive. Austin 1'amsey St. Paul Ramsey, Austin McGregor p. M p. M. Austin P. M. 1'amsey C10INU EAST. p. M. St. Paul Depart. McGregor A. M. P.M. p. it. P. M. p. M. Austin A. M. p. M. p. M. WXNONA AND GOrNT, WP.1T Winoua de A M St Charles 11 Rochester r M Knitson Owatonna ar Waseca St. ST. PETER UAILWAV. r.OIXG FAST. ar de 3-.W2 M We are agents for the celebrated Lazarus Morris Perfected Spectacles, unequalcd for strengthening and preserving qualities. COME EVERYBODY AND examine our goods, of which we have not room to maim hnlf, and we shall be happy to show them, whether you Ul'Y or not. WEDGE BLACKMER, SURGEONS, MINNESOTA. P. A. Bluckmcr. M. D. -Office in the Union Block. PHrSICJANS AND ALIJEUT LEA, A. C. Wedge, M. D. .H. STREET, M. D., 'pHYSfCIAJST SURGEON. Office first door south of the Post Office. i Albert Lea, Minn; E. S. GLBBrf, PIIY-SICIAN AND SURGEON, Geneva, Minnesota. .Office ftrst'door north of Post Office. igneous. STREET, M. D., Having pur- chased prop- erly and es- t a b I i s h e d himself at this place, will a'ttend to all busi- ness in the line of his profession. ALL WORK WAR- RANTED to give complete satisfaction. TEETH EX1KACTED WITHOUT PAIN! Office, at his Drug Store, near the Post Oflice, Albert Lea, Minnesota. T.IfJLOrt And Dealer in all kinds of FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CLOTHS I wish to inform the people of Freebor County that 1 will sell Cloths by the yard at COST for the next THIRTY DAYS. I am provided with all the facilities for Cutting: anrt link GENTS' AND BOYS' GARMENTS TTith neatness and dispatch, in the lates FALL and WINTER STYLES. All of which I do not hesitate to Bay, wil be sold cheaper than at any other in the County. Call and sec me and I will do my best t please you. In niy cloth department I hare English Fancy Cussimeres, English Meltons, Ger man Doeskin, American Heaver, and Broac Cloths. Albert Lea, Jan. 28, 1871. TT HANSON Takes pleasure in saying to his nntner ous friends and patrons that lie has opencc a first-class TAILORING establishment, on the corner of Washingtoi and William Streets, where he will be ready' at all times to RECEIVE" and to attend to their wants, stock of CUSTOMERS A larg Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds o LEASE, V-ETERINARY SURGEON. Treats horses successfully, no matter what life 'disease is. Office at A. H. Street's Drug Albert Lea, Minn. F IRST-CLASS FIRE INSURANCE COM- PANIES, to-wit: The "Old Hartford" and of Hartford. And the I'ily and C'ollti- ofNow V'oi-k, Represented at Albert Loa by A. G. WEUGK. Fire risks taken nt the pnmilile ratfi, anil losses promptly adjusted. Insures against loss or damage Ivy lightning. THE UP1 lldRANCE CO., OF YOUK, Offers unsurpassed inducements to persons wishing to insure their lives. For table rates of the different kinds of UirjMire Qf WEDGK, Local Ajront, of i- very description. These gentlemen be- ing long expcrieiiet'd in the business, ant havinjr erected u large Carriage House BLACKSMITH "PAINT SHO1 attached, are now prepared to do JKIWJ9S OF WORK in their line. Parties lire invited to call and examine stock and specimens of work before purchasing elsewhere. Repairing done 'on short notice. Shop south of the Western Home hotel Albert Lea, .Minn. DIIOMMEKKAUSKN, IJT Manufacturer of WAGONS. CUTTERS, AND SLEIGHS of every description. Repairing done to order and on the shortest notice. Shop oil Clark street. Albert Lea, Minn. Jffeat SC. HIMJSS, having purchased the stand recently occupied by G. D. Ball as a J1JHAT la prepared to supply his many friends with choice cuts at tho cheapest rate. A complete supply will be kept constantly on hand. Shop on the corner of Droadway und Williiim St., opposite llull'ti bunk. Albert Leu, Minn. A. G. are hereby warned I ff ngainst cutting' or carrying away tim- i bur from the ncj section 25, town 103, f rnngo 1 >vill prosecute according to Ian any person who shall commit trespass thereon. G PARKER. on hand, and SUITS WILL BE MADE TO on the shortest notice. ORDER ALliERT LEA, ______ MINN Cabinet Manufacturer of, and Dealer in all kinds of Having purchased the entire stock of J. Warren, I am now prepared to sell all kinds of FURNITURE as cheap as can be bought west of the Mis- sissippi.- Among1 my stock Mil) be found 1 _ Of all description. BUREAUS, QUARTETTS, -TEAPOYS, Work tables, Whatnots, CHAIRS, Of all description, .Vnd in fact everything- found in a country Furniture Store, wgrvSi-j kept constantly en Corner of Water and Washington Streets, Albert Loa, Minnesota. mile svast of FAIUB.Yl'LT, KICK COI'NTY, MIN'X. HENRY LINDSAY. Proprietor. U 9. 'B C2! JL JtriL JcLm SS> a ACTION: CACTION: CAFTIOX .ill pursuits are cnutimiud against order- ing any kind of .Evergreen? or Forest Trees until they have sent stamp for our price lists. We sell BETTER TREES- CHEAPER BATES ASI> than anybody else in America. Ou prices are less than ONE-HALF the ordi nary Nursery rates.' Large Uescriptiv Catalogue, containing much valuable infor mation, mailed for 10 cents. Address PINNEY LAWRENCE, 42m4 Sturgeon Bay. Door Co., Wis resh Garden, Flower, Fruit Herb Tree Shrub, and Evergreen Seeds, pro paid by mail, with directions for culm re Twenty-five different packets for Th six classes for So. iiO.OOO Ibs. Evergreen and Tree Sreds Apple, 1'cur, Cherry, Grass Seeds licet, Cubbngp, Carrol, Onion.jSquasli, Tur nip, and all Vegetable jmd Flower JSeeds in or large quuntiiii's also Suial Fruits Stocks, 15ulbs, Shrubs, Hoses, Ver benas, by mail prepaid. New Golden Handed Japan Lily, oOc. 1'riced Descrip tive Catalogue sent to any plain address gratis. Agents wanted. Wholesale Lis to Agents, Clubs and the trade. Seeds on Commission. 15. M. WATSON, Old Colony Nurseriei und Seed Warehouse, Plymouth, Muss. Established in 18-12. 43ni2 FAUN HAM, Contractors for HOUSE BUILDING and GENERAL JOINER WORK. Shop on Washington street, north of Clark Albert Lea, Minn. CT7ILLIAM G. KELLAH, S TT H. V fft TJ" Albert Lea, Minn., Has the Government field notes of Freeborn county. Office with A. G. Wedge, Union Block. LCME LINEN public are respectfully invited to cull and ex- amine these useful little instruments and be convinced of their superiority over .all other methods of marking clothing, bed nnd table linen, books, curds, Circu- lars, mailed free to any address. Far- mers' Jiay Marks, Key Tags, made to order. G. LOEFFLER. Stencil Cutter, Main St S7yt Austin, Minn. Takes pleasure Jn saying to his friends and patrons in Freceborn and adjoining oiinties he has erected a new store on Hark street, and has stocked it with acorn. plete assortment of f every description. TfSl A TT "T "Bfl" ETm. ft Jtr J- -KTV J. JBW lone to order and on short notice. He in- es a call for the purpose of examining is goods before purchasing elsewhere. Store cast of Whitman's. VLBERT LEA, MINN. PO. MALEY, Grocer and Dealer in Green, Dried, nd Canned Fruits, choice brands of Cigars nd Tobacco, foreign and Domestic-Wines and No. Bridge Street, Minn. E. W. SPRAGUE Has removed to his new store, corner of Boadway and Main, South of hotel. He lias TMtJE STOCK Pare Druys, Medicines, J'uinls, KEROSENE, NEAT'S FOOT. MACHINE OILS Also a large slock of Tobacco, Pipes, (if you want good cigar, go to Spraguc's) Which will be sold at the very lowest prices. COME AND SEE I Dr. Froshnug, Physician and Surgeon, office tt K. W. Sprague's Drug and Book Store. Livery Stable. I am ready at all times to supply orders for Single or Double rigs, according to the wants of my friends. Stables near the Webber House, Albert Lea, Minn. GILBEKT HARDEN, ttlarble. USTIN Jt' JE. V.VJE J> Mfctaufacturersof and Dealers in all kinds of MONUMENTS, TOPS MANTLES, FURNTTURE of the best AHEBICiUf FOREIGN MARBLES, Tom wan clerk in a dry goods establishment in a little .country villngc out Wfst." Tom's salary was small, very small: yet. as an he wns a young uian without any family, he man- aged to keep handsomely upon it. Besides, he occasionally made somii. thing extra outside his weekly stipend for Tom was of quite a speculative turn of mind, and whenever he saw an oppn- in which he though :i dioie could be niaile lie was sure to dive at it. He repeatedly tried gift enterprises, lotteries, etc., but with not much suc- cess, generally losing consid'Table in the operation. Tom. who hud a keen eye for business, soon KUW tins, aiul very naturally concluded, and with fageriess. loo, that it would be better, far better for him, pecuniarily, to let such things as thusf! alone in the future; and that if he had money to invest in -anything, to invest it in something better than mere contingencies. At length, however, it came, and it made joung Spraglin leap for joy. Sure, now, a fortune, a competency his, if he would but reach forth his hand and grasp it. It came in the shape ofa circular, a confidential one of course, from tho firm of Scrimps Scrubbs, Broadway, New York. In substances it was thus. The said firm of Scrimps Scrubb.s were about to confide to his (Tom'sj keeping a secret of vital importance, a secret if well faithfully observed on his part, would be the means of se- curing to him an independent fortune. He had been recommended to them by a gentleman of his town to be it young man of trustiness and abilty. and just the one to engage in the business they were about to lay before him. How- i ever, they would say in the premises, if. after knowing the nature of their businesn, he did not choose to engage with them, they earnest- ly requested it of hiui to keep the offer a profound secret, it was one that a di- vulgcnce of would Mirly bring on their beads irretrievable ruin and lunting dis- grac. staining heretofore unsullied reputations For they wore men of high standing and .social position in their own city. They were now plac- ing thcmselve cntirly at his mercy. But tlu-y thuugh they need apprchund no danger on this for thi-y un- bounded confidence in him and if he diil f'ufill their expectations, lie certain- ly never would regret it. Then came business. They an agent in bis vicinity; a shrewd, wide-awake man, and one up to one who could dispose of, per week, at least a thousand dollars of" vuljo diet. counterfeit money They had an abun- dance of it on baud. They were regu- lar manufacturers of it. he ac- cept the agency This was chance that but few, ouly the most favored, had of- fered them perhaps he. if he slighted this one, might never have it repeated. But they bad said enough a word to the i wise is sufficient. And then they con- eluded with a glowing description of the stuff. For a while, after reading this mis- sive, Tom was in tbe wildest ecstacies of delight. Bright visions of future, magnificent wealth SUed his overturn- ing imaginations, and throwing him- self back in his chair he laughed loud aud long Rich why, in a little time he would" be equal of welth to the Roths- childs, the'Astors, or any of them. He had never bad any other idea than at sometime wealth would bo his; but he never thought of it presenting itself suddenly, and in a shape so easily come at as it had. Would he take an agency It seemed to tickled him considerably': and he laughed still louder. Ay, that he would take it, and jump at the chance. He knew well his determination was any thing but honest, besides, being a very grave ottense in the eyes of the law, yet he would risk it would be silent as tbe grave with it, aud none would ever suspect him. Men of high standing were engagec in this why should no he; a poor clerk who toiled for his dai ly bread It was no more dishonest in him than in them. Messrs Scrimps Scrubbs, who, no doubt, had their pal atial mansions on Fifth avenue, thei horses, their carriages, dealt in it; surelj he was no better than they were. I' they did it. surely he could. lu manner Tom reasoned, and was not very long in deciding in th< affirmative. Then bolting out at tin door, he skipped gaily across the strcei to Simons Bibbs' family grocery. He and Simon were on tbe most fa terms' Both belonging to the Orders from abroad, or through our agents, will meet with prompt attention. Vnrd and Show Rooms on south side of I'ublic Square. AUSTIN, MINN. L. W. MANN, Agent, Albert Lea, Minn. J- M. JTPIUVAN. B. O. SEABI.B. Owatonna, SULLIVAN SEARLE, Manufacturers Dealers in AMERICAN and ITALIAN MARBLE, MONUMENTS, GRAVE STONES, CEMETERY POSTS and FUR- NITURE MARBLE. Ill Work done in the neatest and most ur- iatic manner. Orders taken for Scotch Granite Monuments, manufactured in Ab- irdeen, Scotland and furnished at the low- st. possible rates, on six or eigbt months' notice.. Cedar Street, North of Public Square. )WATONNA, MINN. J. Van Deuscn, Agent. Sacks at of Coffee just re- A, bachelor genus, a kind of intimacy had sprung up between the two, an intimacy that, in time, ripened into firm friund ship. They were what we might cal! confidential friends, too; for neither ev- er had a secret but that it was duly im- parted to the other. At every leisure moment they had, they were sure to be together; and what one did was invaria- bly sanctioned by the other. They were a second edition of Damon aud Pythias. Tom, with letter in hand, rushed un- ceremoniously into the room where Bibbs was sitting. Good news he yelled, fairly to the extension of his lungs, vigorously slap- ping Bibbs upon the back to that wor- thy's intense astonishment. Good news Our fortunes are made, old boy! first let me shut the door." And, forthwith, he closed the door and bolted it. "Has he gone crazy muttered Si- mon, as he watched with surprise his young friend's proceedings. faintly articulated Tom, thrusting the paper into Bibbs' hand. He did read; read it all, slowly, care- fully, pausing every now and then, to stare blankly at Tom. When he fin- ished it, he gave a long, protracted whistle. "What think ye of it, Sprnnglin asked, with a knowing smile. Sprag- lin. you always were a lucky chap." Tom smiled at this compliment, if compliment it was, and said shall'share hick this time. We are old and tried friends, you know and we will be partners in matter." This announcement brought Simon tc feet; and grasping Tom by hand, he exclaimed, in a warm tone of voice "I knew it I knew too well to believe for an instant that you would, in the hour of your prosperity, desert an old friend. 1 always had a better opinion of you lhau that, und now it fully verified." Bibbs never said Tom. also rising. Your friendship ifc worth more to me than monoy and although I am now a little more favored th.m yourself, I will not forget you. We will go up in the world together." That's BO That's ,so exclaimed Bibbs, ill an admiring Your generosity, Torn, cannot be equaled." And thus the two friends continued, for some time, expatiating upon their friendship. Before they separated they agreed to send forthwith for one hundred dollars' worth of the this being a suffi- ciency, they said, to start them in busi- ness. In the very next mail that went out from the village there was a letter ad- dressed to Messrs. Scrimps Serubbs, Broadway. New York. The next morning any one passing the shop of Simon Bibbs, have seen a placard hanging from the gentle- man's window, announcing that the owner, for certain reasons, known best by himself, wished to dispose immedi- ately of his entire stock, And on the morning in question, old Ben- son Gruuiuiels, Tom's employer, was startled by receiving a notice frntn his clerk to look out for a new one. it was his intention to in a few days. Not going to leave me. Turn! Blest uiy soul, I couldn't get aluug without you Tom affirmed hi.s intention. But if you will prehisted the merchant, "J will increase your wages. I will give you ten dollars more per month. Under no consideration. Tom told him. could be remain, and then walked off with an air of superior indifference, leaving the said Grummels perplexed where to find another clerk. Ten doliais more per month Tom laught-d at the mer- chant's offer, and treated it as a capital joke. A few hours ago he might have accepted the proposition but pisb what cared he for the insignifi- cant sum of ten dollars It was pre- posiieruus Some he said to himself, a sarcastic smile wreathing hie lips, I'll give Benson Gruuimcls ten thousand a year to be my book-keeper." And then he went in search of his boon companion and ally. Bibhs. They were now alaio-t cmif-tantly to- gether. Bibbs and he. Fur hours they sit and talk, maturing plans for the future. Bright were their anticipa- tions, and many and great the schemes they formed. Xor did they ever ouce give a thought as to how all this great expectant wealth of theirs was coining. At length the long looked for day- arrived. The twain were snugly seated in the little back room of Bibbs' shop (which, by the way. had not been dis- posed of anxiously awaiting the arrival of the train. They were smoking and chatting, and be- tween them, on a small tablo. set a couple of glasses and a decanter of rich looking brandy, from which they helped themselves now and then. It will come to J.iy. surf." repeat- ed Tom. for about the fiftieth time morning. And he consulted his watch witli nn air of impatience. Yes. I suppose replied Simon, stroking his red, shaggy-looking beard. as though it had been the finest, glossiest one in the world. Excellent brjndy said Tom. helping himself to a glassful. None replied Bibbs. 1 got it expressly for this occasion." "Did, eh Then hero poes a bumper to our said Mr. Spraglin, toss- ing off his glass at a single gulph. Mr. Bibbs, with an approving nod and smile, followed his example. Spraglin, my dear said the complacent Bibbs, setting down tbe empty glass, and resuming his. pipe we are lucky mortals, you :ind 1 arc." Favored, suggested Tom. Well, there, favored." pursued Bibbs. You by the world, and I by my dearest friend. Spraglin." Only did my duty to a murmured Tom, by way of aeknowledg- And to bay up railroad stocks, and speculate iu government bonds, added the elated. Bibbs. said Spraglin, of couwe." "Ha, ha, ha 1" laughed Bibbs. Be, he, ho tittered. Just (ben thejre oanie upon the still air a prolonged, unearthly shriek that seemed toJBtartle everything around into life, for every hill and every valley returned the cry, shrilly, strange- ly T Another Then low, dis- tant, rumbling noise which, evoijr mo- ment, grew nigher and nighcr, loader and louder; and the iron-hoofed messenger came speeding up like some wild, mad thins of life. It is cried' Sprag.'io, ng to his feet. is aesontingly- Bibbs. And the two men rushed simulta- neously to the door and out into the street, and down to the ex.press office. A package for Sprnglih, St. iMbb.x." called out the express agent, as the two ineeperable friends came tramning up side by aide. It's whispcBcd Torn, nudging his companion. Its it." returned Bibbs, in thcwuue undertone. A hundred dollars to be collected on said the agent. Yen, yes." returned the two men In a breath and they forthwith produced the required amount, which said itum had been raked up between them. When it was at length paid orer, mod the necessary receipts signed, neat little paper concern, se- curely done duly given, tbo joint possession of Spraglin BiWin. Without uttering a word, they turned and took their way back to Bibbs' shop. They walked arui-in-arm, and both held their heads high Who win tell the thoughts that were paramount in their minds at that moment? They reached the house; they en- tered; they double-locked and barred 1 the doors. I Now for a peep at cried Tom, with trembling eagerness. j open it. quick I am eager to have it in my ex- claimed Bibbs. It's ours, all T" said Tom, with u chuckle of inward delight. answered Bibbs, chuckling, too. Young Spraglin himself .opened it, while Bibbs stood over him, with hia eyes opened to their utmost exteat. Oh, hope False vain delusive What golden visions thou awakest, that are but fleeting shadows What bright anticipations thou createth. that are but designed to be crushed! What am- brosial nectar thou prcsentcth, that is but to be turned to bitter gall when tasted In that little package, PO carefully done up by Scrimps
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