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   Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - March 9, 1871, Albert Lea, Minnesota                                COOXTY STANDARD, BVEBT TlftJKSDVY. Terms. Per Year, In Advance, RATES OP ADVERTISING} l! W oO.OO ia ooi 13.00; is onlso.oo .vxoo'w.oo The in Addition to the above, will be strictly ndlieicd to: Professional curds of live lines or loss will be inserted at 8'' per year; 51 extra 1'cTr each additional line. Local notices, ten cents per line for the first insertion, and per lino for eauh additional insertion none taken under fifty cents. lUlitorinl noticvs inserted by request, with a view to ivlvei tising business, fifteen wcnts per line Religions and ctmrUablc also tftarfcitiges'ixiKl deaths, m- without'charge. Legal and Govci'niiicnt advertisements will be charged at 7o cents per for first insertion, and I square for additional insertion. Attorneys entering in legal advertise- ments arc regarded at accountable for the unless there is un ngi'iioineuL to charge sums to anntber party. Transient Advertisements must be jinicl for in advance legal, when the .itlidavit of publication is given nil 411.11-- ArrlTttls and Departures Albert lea. of Malls at Departs daily at si. Arrives daily at I r, M. V7BSTEBN. daily at B p. u. Arrives duilv at 12 u. MM 1 1IKKX. Albert, Lea and Forest Wcdacsday and Saturday atli M. Ar- Tuesday and Fiulaj at G i1, M Albert Lea Sat- urday at lli M. ttejmrts at 1 r. M. NOBT1IWKSTF.UX. Albert Lea and Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday at M sume A. jr. Albert tea and Satur- day at 7" A. M. Arrives Friday at I) v. M. NOI'.im.RX. Mlievt Lea ami Onaiunna lion dav amlTlinrsdny at 7 A. M. Arm es Tucb- and Friday at 9 M.. Office botirs, 8 to 1'2 M nud J to 8 i> v. Star Lodge, No. 2G. A. F. A. M.. lin-. ifjulni cotn- at Albert Lea on the second nnd fourth Wednesdays of each month II.' D 13KOHX, W. M. A. G. WEWIR. Sec. Railrttatl Time Tables. SOUTHEKN MINNESOTA Going AYinnobngo t.r b.OO p. in. "Wells depart 1 r do Al Lea Oakland-' r.amsey Ciosse Connect1 p. in. 10 p. in. -20 p in. p in. 8. It) .1 ni. nt 1m UI.KOAD. Going depart 1 a in. at in e 1 I a. in. 11 10 a. in. 1'-': 10 p. in 1 00 p in. 1--0 p in p in. (IITMO with for all pomts on the upper and lower Mib- river: nKo nithtriiins on Mil- Mnukee an 1 .St. I'.uil !1 lu.iy to and from Milwaukee, Clue. mo. .111 I the v.ith for flmtfiUd nnd trnm St. o, St. Peter, At Fount. lin, Preston At lianisey. with trains on the Milwau- kee and St. I'-inl llaihv.iy. to 1'nnl, Mttiiknt Dwluth, St. Cloud, and MiUi At w't'.i. st.iyes tin inneb.ijfo f'itv, lUne K.nth 1' ui mount. and J action. CLAKiC V." TIK iML'M (ienoval Mannger. J. II. GAHDNUI, ST. PAUL RAILWAY. Passenger train s on ihe MilwanKeo nnd S Paul Kailrn.id ai i ue mill ilopatt daily, Sundays exoupted, us follows: 1' Kll l.tJlM', r.ST. Arrive. Austin Ramsey St. Paul Rsnrsey, Austin if cfi regor r. M. p. M. Auotin r. M. Ramsey OOl.Mi BV-T. f. M. St. 1'iiul insoy Austin Depart AI p. ji 8 M. p. M. l.-JO r. -I. WLXONV AND ST. PKTEK R r.oiVn f.oisn Winona dc M ar i- M St Charles Roebester 1.00 f n Kasson V08 Owatonna ar ar 11-40 A Ji do 8t. Peter H-.IQ S.I5 VOitJME ALBEfij LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1871. NUMBER 48. A. A" JLantl Agents. G. WJJDGK. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Land rollcctinp; Agent, Albert Lea, Minn. Oflice in Olock.Oybf the Drug Store of Wedge Blackmcr. Has a complete, and the only, abstract of title to all lands in Frecborn County. Abstracts furnished and certified to as required by law; and titles jerfptted upon: reasonable terms. l t TjUU.V A. LOVL'LV, A T f 6 ,K N'E "A T? L A W Office At the Mouse. ALBERT I, I'.A, _- MINN. CtTACi' TVKER, Attorneys at Law, Notaries Public, Kstuto atn.1 Collection Agents. Real of all kinds accurately done, acknowledg- ments taken, oaths administered, Tuxes paid, Titles investigated, Lands bought and sold. Will pay particular atten- tion to collecting. Corner Clark and Newton St. Albevi Lea. C. S-ru-r, A. M TVHKII. COC1IUANK, ATTOUXHY AND COl'NSKLOR At and Notary Uioadway, Albert Lea, Minnesota. 9 2-J u 1SUOWN, LVXD AND COLLKCTING AGENT. Homesteads procured at my office. Laic pilots ki'pf oh hand. Information by letter or othuru isc, furnished gratis. INIUII represent first-class Fire, Life, and Casualty Insurance Companies. Established 1858. JJ. H0GAN, i- WHOLESALE GROCER l- and .COMMISSION MERCHANT. GenerftVAgont for the different Powder f Manufacturers. 'Ely's Single and Double Water-Proof Patent Shot, Front Sirtet, La Crosae, WHELPLKY, Dealers in BOOKS AND STATIONERY, No. 10 Main Street, Ln Orosse, Vtlt. Agency for Sbliool Books, Smith's Amer- ican Organs, Prnng's American Otromos, Se-ving Machines, and 'Knitting Machines. 87yl VN. J. lilt'KFOHD M'oulu call the attention of the public to his fncilitiet for I BL IIOUSU-SHOEINO. AVoi k done chenp, cxpcditioiibly, and in tli" most satisfactory manner. Give him a call.. Shop >-ouili of ihe Harrington House, neur Spring Lake. ALHr.iiT _____ MINX. LANGDON, Wholesale Dealers in Foreign and Domestic WINES, LJQUOTIS, BOTTLKD ALE, PORTER, No. 4, Front Street, Ln Crossc, _______ Wis. CASH STORir GREENWOOD CUTLER, Dealers in Drj Goods, nothing, Yankee Notions, Knrnmn's lilock, MainStrect. vest of Post Office, La f'rosse, Wis (irn'.a'i'K m UAKEUV, J F. GUTCKSELL .N: CO.. MMotets. N IIOMK. II.' L.' K'obinson, 'Proprietor, ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. TRAVELERS EXTERTAIXED, And Konrdcrs, by the day or aceoni- niodutod. HOUSE. Thathivm street, Austin, Minn. J. A. M. FLECK, Proprietors. Stages IcaTcthis House daily for all points. Good stabling and attentive hostlers. (713 Jflillinvry. Hair Dressing Done in all the Latent Styles nt- SIRS, STAGE'S KILUMI SHOP, CURI.KD CHIGNON'S, BRAIDED CHIGNONS, PtAIN CHIGNONS. and SWITCHES. COME AT LAST. has refitted hie DRUG anil just received a splendid nnd full stock of MKDTCTXftS, CHEMICALS. Latest Styles of Hair Jewelry, Chains, ic. The highest price offered for ZEaEia.ZXliCl.XX JVurseries. i i Front-Street, Ln frosmc. Wi-. ROSl'S, A I! kinds of Bread, Cakes, nnd Crackers at wholesale and retail. 37vl Fruit rind Ornamental T PAINTS, OILS. VARNISH, DYE STUFFS. STATIONERY, RTHL'U M. TRLOO, W. S. HANSCOM, Jobber and Dealer in ALDKN. MINN. J'eiveterts. FCIILKUDKR Pealers in WATCHES, CLOCKS AXD JEWELIIV TLVTICD WARE, ALBVM1. 3JUSICAL sucli ..h ACCOSBEONS VIOLIHS, YANKEE NOTIONS, In fact a cmnpletc stock of goods in their line llodaei's best plated goods kejit aud wur- rinud Those u ill be sold, cheaper than at .tnj. other pi-ice in n--t-oi 1 meat of Spectacles on hand. Ml UimN ut in the .Jcuclry line dune ro ordei and v> tiyi .vnted. Albert Lea, Minn. i 17tf BOOTS. SHOES. HATS. CAPS. J; A I.IKS1 FURS, ROBKS, BKCK noops At f'liiuago iocs. Comer Main and Tliiid Pi? rnossF.. wis. I'EONAS, HOL'SK For sale by .T. S. Shearman, 'of ihe North- extern Nurserieb, Hockfoid. 111. n first clnm slock in every respect Tlic Propri- etor lias particular attention In the jjropnpntinn of linrdy sorts, ad.ijHed 10 .Minne- ot.i. Money invested in forest K% urgr-ens and diseased trees is voise than llnoun Which he sell for cash or rcsuly pay ns CIIKAP as the CHEAPEST. Ho would particularly call the attention of farmers to his large nnd fine block LarrJ, Whale, and Machine Olh, Best Machine Oil at Also a large stock of V C U E WINES AND L1Q U 0 K S fur mc'ltunl Thorough and com- petent clerks arc in attendance, nnd pro- (.rripiioii" will be promptly and accurately hllcd at all hours of the day or night. Store near the Post Office, Broadway. I Lea, Minn. A. If. STREET, M. D., n1 I Analytical Chemist. LOOK! LOOK! I Then-foil1, ttiii'ii jiou waMTtreo-i 01 buv those Imoun to be reliable Hand ni i-niers A" e.irlv Idilrv-w j. S. 111., your to C. I. SMITH, V.'  Lc'H, Minn. H. ANGHLHOTH, Dealer in MESSRS, II, ABBOTT Sox, c.tll attention to choice f-tocK just recoil otl their new and AT No, t, CKNTHAL BL.OOK, hith the} ai e SELL in a off rapiilly. It comprises a full line of jr.v.flmv. WATCHES, SPECTACLES, 'BIRD FANS, WILLOW at prices which are CHEAP crthan the cheapest. sell FOR CASH, and arc determined to be undersold by no one. and are prepared to warrant every ar- ticle as represented or money refunded. D R'S. WEDGE BLACKMEU, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. ir.BBUT LEV, MlNNF.SOT.V. A. C. Wedge, M. D. F. A. Blnckmcv, M. D. A. OlHco in the Union Block. II. STUEET, MVD., PIIYSCOfAN SURGEON. Office first door south of the Post Office. Albert Len, Minn, E. S. GlliBri, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Geneva, Minnesota. Office first door north of Post Office. DOCTOR LEASE, VETERINARY SURGKON, Treats hoi-ses successfully, no matter what the disease is. Otlice at A. II. Street's Drug Store, Albert Lea, Minn. Insurance. F1UST-CL FIRE INSUIl A.NCE COM- PANIES, to-wit- Tlia "Old and of Hartford. And the >J and Conti- of New York, Represented ut Albeit Lea bv A. G. WEDGE. Fire risks 'at tho loirest rates, and JoSsea.'.-.pr'o'nfplly Insurcsagainst loss or damage by lightning. THE We nre ngents for the celebrated Lnzartis Morris Vcrfeeted Spectacles, uncquiiled tor streiigtlieiuntr aiirl ing qualities. CD.MK KVEKVBOOV AND examine our goods, ot uhieh we hrtve not room to mime half, nnd wo shall be happy" to show tjium, uhethei'jou i ISL'Y or not And all kinds of Musical Instruments, Also Agent for Win. Kiutbv's Pianos and Organs. 1'omeroy's Opera ITonse Block, C'ltoaSE. IS. TailOKS. mm cfofnixG iiofsE. And Dealer in all kinds of FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CLOTHS. I wish to inform tbe people of Freeborn County that I will sell Cloths by the yard, at COST for the noxt THIRTY" DAYS. I iiin provided with all tbe facilities for Cutting: antl AND BOYS' GARMENTS with neoiuess and dispatch, in the latest FALL and WINTER STYLES. All of which 1 do not hesitate to say, will be sold cheaper than at any other house in the County. Cull and see me and I will do my best to please In my cloth depn.rtm.ent I have English English Meltons, Ger- man Doeskin, American licnver, and UronJ Cloths Albert Lea, Jnn. 20, 1871. HANSON eows. A. II. STREET, M. D., Having pur- chased prop- erty arid en- t a b 1 i s h e d himself at this jduqc, will attend to all busi- ness in tbe line of his profession. ALL WORK WAK- U ANTED to give complete satisfaction. TEETH WITHOUT PAIN Oflice, at his Drug Store, near the Post Office, Albert Leu, Minnesota. If til lll'RANClJ OF NEW YORK, Offers unsurpassed inducements lo persons wisbing.to insure thoir lives. table rates of the different of I, inquire of 0. WKDGE, BKOWN .M.innfactuiers and Dealers in all kinds of of every description. These gentlemen be- ing long experienced in the business, and having erected a large Carriage House 24x00 feet, with BLACKSMITH PAINT SHOP attached, nre now prepared to do KIJYDS OF WORK in their line. Parues are inrited to 'call and examine stock and specimens of work before pnichasing elsewhere. Repairing done on short notice. Shop south of the -Western Home hotel. Albert Lea, Minn. KO. Manufacturer of WAGONS. CUTTERS, AND SLEIGHS of every description. Repairing done order find on tho shortest noticc'i f'liirk street. Albert Leu, Minn. Siiop on hereby warned cutting ot c.wryingmvay tim- ber IVoiu the" He', Section towrt 103( i iinge '20. .is f pYosoctito according to law any person who shall uomrntt Takes pleasure in snying to his numer- ous friends and patrons that he has opened a fit st -class TAILORING establishment, on the corner of Washington and William Streets, where he will be ready at all times to RECEIVE CUSTOMERS to -Attend aud to their wuuts. stock of A large on hand, and SUITS WILL BEj'MADE TO on the shortest notice. ORDER AL13E11I LEA, MINN Cabinet Manufacturer of, Dealer in -all kinds Having purchased the entire stock of .T. I am noiv prepared to sel of (One mile W.IM (if Depot.) RH'E MINX. HENRY LINDSAY. Proprietor. WHITE BEECH! Ten million 2 years old. Ono hundred thousand of tlietii for Vt'limblo fpr timber nnd protection fuel and nuts; n rapid gi-owfh, very hardy, most dcn-c. beautiful delicious distributed by bewitching spray. Multitudes of Forest Trees, nnd TCM-r- gr ens tliout nuniber. 25 V.iritt'ei. Ot.r prices are less than the oidi- nary Nurnery rates. Large Descripine Catalogue, containing much valuable iufor niution, mailed for 10 cents. Address T1NNKY LAWUENCK. 42in4 Sturgeon BiJy. Door Co., Wis. 3L. Iv AV. SPRAGUE IT J to his new corner of and Main, South of hotel. lie lias TMIJS LARGEST STOCK of 1'CRE JJKUGS, JUEDfCLYEft. JAUNTS, Fresh Garden, Flower, Fruit Herb, Tree Shrub, and Evergreen Seeds, pro- paid by mail, ttith directions for culture. Twenty-five different packets for Si. The aix classes for SO. liO.OOO Ibs. Evergreen and Tree Seeds Apple, Pear, Cherry, Grass Seeds: Beet, Cabbage, Carrot, Onion.jSquash, Tur- all Vegetable and Flower Seeds, in small or large quantities; also Small Fruits Stocks, Bulbs, Shrubs, Roses, Ver- benas, by mail prepaid. New Golden Bunded Japan Lily, 50c. Priced Descrip- tive Catalogue sent to any plain address, gratis. Agents wanted. Wholesale List to Agents, Clubs aud the trade. Seeds on Commission. B. >f. WATSON, Old Colony Nurseries and Seed Warehouse, mouth, Ma.ss. Esfablis'hed in 1842. 40mi! i KK11OSENE. SEATS FOOT. MACIJ1XE OILS Also a Inrge stock of Tobacco, Tipes, (if you a good cigar, go tu Sprnguu'v) Jfleat SC. HIMES, having purchased the stand recently occupied by O. D. Ball as a Which will be sold at the very lowest prices COME AND SEE Dr. Fioshaug, Physician ami Surgeon, ofiice E. W. Sprague's Drug and Book Store. Stable. Is prepared to supply his many frieuds j with choice cuts at the cheapest i-ate. .V complete supply will be kept constantly on Shop on this corner of JBrooflWay and William St., opposite Hall's bank. Albert Lea, Minn. GKELLAU, XT XI. "ST C Albert Lea, Ulinn., Has the Government field notes of county. Office with A. G. Wedge, Union Block. fieo can be bougVi west of the Mis- sissippi. Among my stock will 9 be found br Of alldesc BTJSEAUS, WASHSTAKDS, QUARTETTS, TEAPOYS, >Worktables, Whatnots, Of all description, A'tul in fuel1 everything fotuid in a Furniture Store, Is selling all kinds of OF COST. I am ready at all times to supply orders for Single or Double rigs, according to the wants of i iny friends. Stables near the Webber House, Albert Lea, Minn. GILBERT BARDEN, PROPRIETOR. CSTIN YARD. Manufncturere of and Dealers in dTl kinds of MONUMENTS, MANTLES, FURNITURE TOPS of the best MARBLES, Orders from abroad, or through our agents, will meet with prompt attention. Yard and Show Rooms on south side of Public Square. AUSTIN, MINN. -L. W. MANN, Agent, Albert Len; Minn. j- M. SULLIVAN. D. 0. SEARLE. Ctvatottna Jlfttrbtc HULLIVAN" SEARLE, i j Manufacturers Dealers In AMERICAN and ITALIAN MARBLE, MONUMENTS, GRAVE STONES, CEMETERY POSTS and FUR- fi JOT-UK MARBLE. n the neatest nfKl most a'f- Orders taken 'for''Scotch AH'work (fono tisttb' iriamicr. Clraniie Monuments, manufactured in Ab-> erduen, Scotland and-furnished at est possible rates; on six or eight months fabtiec: CcdttC KoHU of Public Sqtiaf-b! I'll Fetch H, Yet." From the Youth's Companions Patsy is the List of a Jong- line of O'Brians. In our pretty ceiiietery, hidden in tlie farthest corner, but where God's fun, flowers and ?oft. green grass find the little graves, lie Mike, and Ellen, andMary. and Tout. When Tom ;went lie toot his mother's mind with him as well as her heart, mid for yjars hhe has been an inuiate of our Htute lunatic asylum. 1'utsy'g father hired a small when she left him alone with the child, went out to work, while Patsy stayed at home and "cooked." This he told we OHC day when I stopped before bis door. I could readily believe it, for he had a crock under one eye and on the tip of his nose, a layer of flour on his cheek, and an all-prevailing odor of Iwirut on- ions, fried cabbage and boiled turnips around him. Well, there Patsy lived and cooked for years. If ho had been only an ordi- nary mortal, I think by this time, takin-r into account the amount of dirt in which they could have found room to thrive, be would have sprouted into onions, and turnips, and very green cab- bage. I have seen him often, rolled up like a ball, or else lying flat on his back, sound asleep under two beautiful willow trees, whifch grew, podigally, it seemed to me, on each side of the half-made gate. The fire in the cooking stove glimmered from its cracked doors, fall- ing in its reflected light full upon him; and I think if it had faded in the least, it would have waked him from the pro- foundest nap. This sleep was when he was a very little boy. and God. having taken his mother, watched him and nursed him in His own great, fatherly way. As he grew older, he chose for him- self, I am sorry to say, what seemed to me almost unmixed evil. He began to j gather into the little willow shaded yard bad The hours were long and i lonely, so Patsy took to smoking pripe j stems, then the ends of cigars he picked i up in the street, and then I saw him on the doorsteps, his hands deep buried in his pockets, and an old black pipe in his mouth Another time I saw something f.ir worse than that. 3Iike Manny had a quart of bad liquor from his store, and Patsy with four other I was absolutely tipsy, reeling about the yard, and making the lovely summer j diy dark with his- low profanity i Poor PaUy I i-aid to myself, sor- rowfully. The boy h.is gone nmv, and somehow it secuis to me as if he hadn't had n chance." You see I thought only of all the other mother loved aud father loved boys around rue, so carefully guarded and gratified with every thins? tfieir hearts could wish. T forgot the great father, whoso little Patsy was, and who never forgets even the poorest and hum- blest creature." Patsy, in spite of his 'now, wicked life, outgrew his ragged clothes, shot up into the big boy. and now comes my story. Every morning during this past sum- mer, rain or shine, beat or cold, at a very early hour, I have seen Patsypass my windovy with a little must oww tin pail swung half way up his night be has come by again walking mid the lengthening shad- ows homo. lie hud found a place upon the hills where tbe handsome new bouse is build- ing, and whore, to a good steady aiarr, who keeps about his business, and does it up Patsy tells me with a happy look, that makes his homely face almost, good forty dollars a month, said, drawing at the same time forty dollars from his pocket, as if he could hear in them all those dear home sounds a boy's hungry heart loves so well. "But it will cost you a part of this to live. I said. I was afraid of that." said Patsy I dont take up -none. I've got to for't with a. nod in direction of the small brown house. Then I looked carefully iu the boy's face. If he took up what went in tbe little tin pail'! I found my ans- wer written there. The skin was drawn over his bones, his eyes, for the first time, seemed large and prominent, and his mcuith bad that ghastly, distended look, which comes on- ly from sickness or starvation. I kin do repeated Patsy, ing, I presume, at the earnestness of my guzo. and mistaking its cause. I don't doubt it, I answerd, for the first time, a certainty of his suc- cess coming full upon me You'll do it, if any one can, with sucb odds against him. Muni said Patsy. He had even understood me. and I was very glad. One day. riding near the house upon the bill, I was startled to find the work- men all gone and the windows boarded up has I asked, eagerly, of a man near by. Failed." he said earnestly. Failed I echoed. Yes, stopped work." Are the workmen I asked; and Patsy's hungry, lean face came be- tween me and the boarded up bouse in an instant. Paid No I guess not." !l No T' screamed the man. evidently "uppo-iing I was deaf. O dear Poor Patsv, he lost it all If jx'it mean Pat coming a step nearer and looking more i-d. I am sorry to say he never saw the first red cent for his summer's work; aud he has worked like a dog." Lost Lost it all." That's, too hard." It's hard oti him. but he bears it like a man I never saw the beat." wWon't it ruin lie's plucky. No, I guess not. but I don't know. It would discourage many men. to My nothing of a boy. It will ail depend on the turn he takes." Haunted by these words. turn he I am sure it w.ill pans into the creditor. f j V Now the moral of my story lies much on the outside, for we- to make it any more plaint Sitting in youf cfieeffut parfoWjWarnfc dressed, luxuriously atwot tloSy lessons that you fret over in comihie- ting r What of those Httlo duties which devolve upon you, and jott sbick. Bow> many lions are there around' your path, from whose imaginary roar you. are constantly fleeing "I'll fetch it, yet.'" PatfcyV watchword be yours, for a. while, at tauriu Try it. From Pole to Pole. A merchant going home efevate'd, staggered against n telegraph lieg your pardou." said' he; "I hope. no offence. It's rather dark, and the., street is narrow you see." In a few moments became fh contact with another pole. Couldn't help it said he. lifting his bat 5 I never saw such crooked lanes as we in this city 1" Again he ran foul of a pole, this with u force which sent him backward to the ground. Look here, neighbor, you needn't push a fellow down le happens to touch you; the road IB M much mine as yours, and I have as much right to be here as you have, you stick-in-the-mud He picked lumself up, and another effort to resell his soon catne plump against.another ,poJo. I shan't make any more said hf if you get into tho middle of tbe street and stand in my way, your look out, and not mine." Proceeding on his journey, again, becoming angry and dizzy, he- seemed to he entangled in an inextricable laby- rinth of telegroph poles, which led him to make a general speech. Geatte- ruen. you are not doing tbe fair thing. Vou do not give a man a chance. You run from one side of the street to. the other, right in my way." Just then he met a taking him by the hand, he said There iw a procession going along the street, and every man is drunk; they have beea running against me att tbe way from the club. I knocked one of tbe fetlows down, and one of the fellows knoeked me down, and then a lot of thorn got, around me. and I believe they would have licked me within an rncb of my life if you had not come to wy rescue. Let us get out of this street before the procession comes back, for they are all The house under the willow trees was takes." I drove slowly homeward. It sold, and for a year Patsy :md his father lived a wandering, homeless life. began to work in a factory. I met him often, with bits of white cotton clinging to his soiled shirt sleeves, and such a besmeared face, that, had it not been for his came out like a ray of snnshine, through a thunder cloud. I should never have known him. Then T saw, just to the north of Ledgeside, on a broad green sward, men digging a little coming many a day to hover over the spot. What is it. Patsy I asked, going curiously and peeping down the obloug hole. It is father's and my said Patsy, stretching himself up until he looked tall, against the bank. liouse "Yes, urn. You see, we couldn't live uowheres, and I told father, says I. 'You go ahead, old man, and just build it, and I'll pay for it.' You pay for it, Patsy 1 I ex- claimed. "Yes, urn. Father can't work as he used ter; but I kin. I looked at the boy, and saw a change. Through the layers of dirt, un- der the black shock of hair, looking out at the small eyes, it seemed to me as if a man had entered the uncanny frame and taken up his abode. Can you Patsy I asked, dowbt- fully, as I looked him through and through. I kin." said Patsy, ramming his hands down into his pocket, as if he ex- pected to bring up his resolution from their remotest depths. You'll have to stop your pipe, then Patsy." I have." hesitating, you keep sober. "I never touch nothing stronger than with another dig down to the depths of his pockets. Going to make a man of yourself. Patsy." If I a drooping of the eyelids. Least, I am going to own a house" for me and father. AVo can't live uiowharcs." Sonic one who had faith in Patsy, built the house. You will mark, I hope as I did, the beautiful proof of the care of the AH Father, to this poor boy. Day after day, week after week, I watched the house as it grew into form and completeness first the beams then, the covering, then the rooms, and lastly the (Windows and doors. The little house Deemed only the work of a man's hands, hammer and nails, saw and, chisel it was and be- yond all this it was Patsy's manhood, the embodiment in wood, and brick, and mortar, of what raised him from the level of a brute, into a poor, faint defaced image of what God intended man should be. Six months ago horse whose gray hairs we all do rev- erence at a scanty load of furniture into the finished house, Patsy's housb'j.and having taken posses- nt> t__-- vnmnt. i. _. wns a beautiful summer twilight. Our mountains were aglow with that soft, rosj light which sometimes fall over them as if dropped down from heaven. All along my road leafy shadows stretched themselves out, long, cool, reposeful. Birds were singing, insects chirping, cows browsing, with that peculiar, crisp sound, heard only when the dew begins to fall. Every thing was so quiet, and yet so lifefull. so perfectly toned and tuned, that I could not find, amid it all, one spot in which poor Patsy's misfor- tune could find a yet there it was Thinking how ill jointed sometimes life seouis-. I siw the boy looking over the railing that spans our swift, deep river. Ilife hands were at the bottom of his pockets, as usual. JIis head a little bent, his shoulders had fallen back into the old roundness, and his chin was resting on his breast. Poor Patsy I said to myself, it ii all over then. lie is looking into tho river; I hope he don't mean to drown himself. Get up, Kittie Loosening the reins of my horse, she sprang on to the bridge, and in a mo- ment 1 was by Patsy's side. lie did not look up. as we stopped, so I called, Mum 1" said he, just turning his head without moving. am so sorry for you, Patsy." Yes. mum I don't know, mum, but I'll fetch it. yet." Not discouraged, Patsy my own voice catching a tone of courage from his. Not u whit, uiuui. I'll fetch if I don't j, I'll forch-it yet." F have just told you that it was a beautiful summer twilight. At this mo- one of those sudden changes of colorj" the whole western sky was lighted Crimson, and purple, and gold came flashing back upon the tumbling waters, streamed up in their effulgence over the bay. and Patsy stood there transfigured. A feeling of admiration, almost of awe, crept over me. Nothing there but a poor half grown Irish boy in the sun- set. Nothing? Let me telf you what ebe I saw. I saw a that, meeting a hard life, worsted to-day, and worsted to-morrow, never grumbled, never complained, but bending his back to the burden, said, I'll fetch it, It is nearly three months since this happened, and, faithful to his task, on- ward goes patsy. Every day work is waiting for bim, every day there he is, ready for it. Yesterday I noticed new blue 'paper shades hung over his win- dows, and every morning and night 'smoke curls up from his little chimney. There is a pile of wopd gathering in the neat, and I'saw-his father, qujte an old man now, wheeling ft load of cabbages, which, in some wayt Patsy lias found titiio to'i-aifio ill ttid summer. The payment of one hundred dollars ia due, in tlie spring; eipbty of it'ho buried in fchd hutodsomcj shut up the bill. But I have faith in t'ni-sv' ahtl on tttc da.v tha.moncy- is due.- A Backwoods Ad vent arc, A Virginia -banH'cr, who was the chairman of a noted infidel club, was once travelling through Kentucky, having with him bank bills to the amount'of When he came to a lonely forest, where robberies and and murders were said to be frequent, he was soon lost, through U.kii g the wrong road. The darkness of the oigbt came quickly over him, and how (o escape from the threatened danger, he knew not In his alarm he suddenly espied in the distence a dim light, and, urging his horse onward, he at length came to a wretched looking cabin. ITc knoeked the door was opened, by a women who said her husband was out hunting, but would soon return, she was sure he Would cheerfully, him shelter for the night. The gentle- man put up and entered the cabin, hut with feelings that can better be imagined than described. Here Tie was with a large snm of money, and per- haps in the house of the robbers whose name was a terror to the country. In a short time the man of returned. He had on a deerskin shirt, a bearskin cap, and seemed tigucd. and iu no talking mood. AU this boded the infidel no good. He for his pistols in his pockets, and pl them so as to be ready for instant The man asked the stranger to retire to lied, but he declined, saying he would. sit up by the fire all night. The roaa urged, but the more he urged the more- the infidel was alarmed. He felt assur- ed that it was bis last night on earth, but he determined to sell his life aa dearly as he could. His infidel prin- cipals gave him no comfort. His fear grew into a perfect agony. What waa to be done At length tho backwoodsman arose, and, reaching to a wooden shelf, took down an old book and said Well, stranger, if yon won't go to bed, I will; but it is always my custom to read a chapter of the Holy Scriptures befofe I go to bed. What a change did these words produce Alarm was at once removed from this skeptic's mind. Though avowing himself an infidel, he had more confi denee in the Bible. He felt safe. Ho felt that a man who kept" an old Bible in his house, and read it, and bent his knees in prayer, was no robber or murderer. He listened to the simple prayer of the good man, and at once dis- missed his fears, nnd lay down and slept as calmly in that cabin as he did under his own father's roof. From that night he ceased to revile the good old Bible. Ho became n sincere Christian, and. often related the- story of his eventful journey to prove the folly of infidelity.. "Go nnd Come." If you your business done." says the proverb, "go and do it; if you dou't want it done, send someone efaoJ" An indolent gentleman hud a freehold estate producing about five hundred u year. Becoming involved in debt ho sold half his estate, and let the remtifui- der to an industrious fartner fot twenty years. About the end of the term, the- farmer called to pay his aud asked. the owner whether he Would sell biio his farm. Will you'buy asked the own- er, surprised. Yos, if we can agree iu rcgad to the price." is exceedingly struhgc." ob- served tho gentleman pray tell how it-happens that whileT could hot live upon, twice as tuilch land, for which. I paid no rent, you are regularly paying me two hundred a year for your faroi, and arc ublc in a few years to purchase The J'cncoh is WPJJJ tWrrpfy you pat still and said to yowhclp, Go; I got up and said, You lay in bed and enjoyed. estate j I rose in the morning and attended to inv busi- ness." An Englishman says: The Parisian is not a coward, but his individuality ia so strongly developoed that he to that individuality being destroyed' by some-stray' IN FW SPA PER IN FW SPA PERI   

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