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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - June 28, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota FREEW COim HANARO i Terms, 1'er Year, Iti Advance, ?2 01) IllCll '2 inch 3 inch 4 inch fi inch col j col 1 col I iv "f tKJ 1-75 fit) 10.00 ivi 8.60; All (5.0') 7.00 (i III I I -v 10.00 u no I) in 1C fj.fiO I'.'.Ot) o'J'i i.OiljIt.OO'J-.M i-j.oojiij.ot) ;ui fit) ou 00 MMK> Knnkcrx, H. Haow.v. U. It. 1'. II, D, BROWN CO.'S BANK OP AI1RT Li, AL1HUIT LKA, MINNK8QJA A (IBNIUUL HAN'KINO BUSINESS TRANSACTED H, D, BROWN CO. BANKERS, REFERENCES: lut Xal. Dank, Au.tlli. lut Xnt. Hank, HI. I'nnl. 3.1 Nat. Dink, Chicago. 4lh Nnt. lUitk, Now York. niEEW WIBXTV RISK, II, Iliuilirr, ALBERT LEA, MINN, ESootti tiuil Shoot. THOMPSON TILTON Have just opened n now Boot Shoe Shop. WILL CONSTANTLY KKI'.l1 OS HAND A FULL M M: OF 0 12. t o ytrn 3V3C et cl o Goods, all of which will he sold cheap. LA INKS' AND OKSTS' FINB GOODS A SPECIALTY. GOOD FIT8 OUAIl- ANTI'.D, AND ALL WOIIK ing dono on short notice, nnd everything according to contract. OIVKTIIKM A CALL. Broadway, oni- door north of the Webhcr lloiisu, Albert l.tn Minn, Boot Shoe Store. o. ir. iv. Have jus-t vccclvcd nnd will keep in stock the largest assortment of Boots Shoes of all kinds To lio found in town. CliSTflll HADE WORK, Four or five workmen will ho conHtanlly ordt-is for Now Goods for Hepiiir.1 will lie filled, cheap nnd on (lie sliorteft notice Droadway west side, Albert Lrn, Minn. 8tf QIVKTIIKSI A CALL. Maker nml Uopnircr of Boots Shoes, on Clark Htrcel, north and ulte of Wedge Spiccr'a Drug store. FIEST-OLASS WORKMEN are employed. Repairing done to order, cheap nnd on phorl notice. Give him n cull. Albert Lea, Minn. J. A. ANDERSON, (OUNKIl CLARK AND NKWTON ST8. jSbert Lei, Minn KICK LINK OF AHUY1MI, AND MORI; ON Till', WAY see our LADIES'CASSIMERES, nil colors. FIIKSII STOCK OF GROCERIES! JUST EECEIVED. lloasted Itio Coffee! GERMAN MUSTARD V Iho I'hST, QUART, or GALLON. As Iihave stopped Iho credit business, can sen at Iho 1.UWK3T possible fujuren, nnd doW havo to put KXTUA for baiUvbls. J' A- ANWHWUN, VOLUME 17.' ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1877. NUMBER 26 B. PHYSICIAN SUEQEON, SHELL ROOK, MINN, Oflloo at thu Shell Hock Hotel M, M, DODQE, M, OlTlco ami llcitttcuco up over tlio Pout OlUco. ALIIKUT ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON TWIN' LAKH CITY, Wilt treat nil dbcnscs lo which mankind U sulijcct, to (lie hen! of hit nblllty, Dr. lloivliuid lim iimdon upcolnlly of dlHi-ftHCBof Women nml Children, nnd chronic of long slmi'ling. Hy long experience nml Ml riot ntluntinn to lil.n jiroft'silon, huh) con- fidiint of trculliii; nil oiirnhlu dlaunHoi with jticoi'ss. Obatvtrlcnt CUHOS irvntud with cnre nnd MIICCO.II. Consiillioiuit Trco. lo i'Klcn, OVBIl TUB 1UIUO South of Tost Oflico, Albert I.en, Mlimesotn. OR, DE M. GRANDAU, 33 3S Ollico over Wcdtso Wulfshcrg's store, Alhcrt Lea. Hour Teed JOHN DKALBU1N FLOUK, FEED, IWAN.OATS, (10HN, OAT-MKAL, fiO, At Lowest Market Price. Clark .Street, near corner of Hrond. way, Alhcrt Lea, Minn. CASH PAID FOR CORN AND OATS STOEE G. T. GARDNER Having lately Ilio slock of drugs hcIonj-iiiK to ,1011 N WOOD, nnd ndiHnj? hirguly thereto, proposes to conduct one of tho BEST DRUG in (ho county, nnd will keep not only In this lino hut nlso n full assort- ment of Wall I'njigr, PnliiH, Oils, Toilet Soups, Htnshcs, nnd Notions generally, Paints nnd n Hpccinlty. lie hns on hand now one of the largest stocks of Wall Paper uver kept In tho county. Mr, Gardner is n thoroughly educated nnd compounds every prescrip- tion with tho uliiiotl cure, (live him n call. Second doov south of Postolh'ce, llllOllintAY. ALHKKT LHA, MINN. ALBERT LEA 1EOH MACHINE SHOP, GIlAlNSIJKDINd DHILLS, PLATFOltM KCALKH. FANNING MILLS, MILK SAFES, AND SCANDINAVIAN DRAG, iiuuiufiicturcd, nnd tho most perfect to he found In market :u cheap ns tho cheapest. All kinds of CASTINGS furnished on short notice, and HKPAIllS upon ma- chinery dono to order. FOUNDHY near tho Southern Minnesota Railroad depot. Mt'JIJ ALIIKUT LKA MINN. A. J. .BALOIT. lnK rented tho fine tdiop, lormcrly y A. Urown, in now prepared to do nil kinds of repairing, particularly in the line of J3obs, etc, Wood-work on plown, nlHo painting tO Kvcrylhlng cheap nnd on short notice. Give Him a Call. Winery, S. M. II. 11. LANDS. These valuable lands which remain un- Bold, in t'rccborn County, nro still offered at low prices, nnd on easy terms. How is the Time'to secure Them. Inquire of tho undersigned, lo who also all moneys duo tho Trustees on Lun uhould he pnld, No extuniious of payments tefttre laxtt art not yaiJ, M, CONANT, Agt. of Truitcce, TEREGIA ANDERSON, Over Wrtlp Sptoor'S Drugstore, AMIKHT LHA, MRS. F. M. POULSQN Una opened n now, full, ami cnrofully BO- luotud stock of MILLINERY! for tho Spring Trade, On llrondwn.v, ono door uouth of "Tho 1'ooplo's DUHSS MAKING will ho carried on in connection with tho.biisincHH. CUTTING nnd FITTING by. tho liu- proved tullor Hyelcin. 1IUAID nnd EMilKOIDKIir done to QUR WORK QE OUR RECOM- MEND, CALL AND 8EK US. IGtf ILLINEEl 7 LATEST STYLES MKS. 0, S, WARREN keeps n Inrgc Stock of MILLINKHY, NO TIONS.nml FANCY GOODS of nil kinds, which cannot fnll to pknso CALL AND EXAMIKE I GRAND OPENING! AT MRS, JOHN STAGE'S MILLIE RY STORE! ThoLAHGKSTand of JIiH.s over hrought to this market justt received. CALL AND SEE! HIGHEST 1'IUCr, PAID FOIl nnd GutitV Clnuis frnm satiio nmdo to order. Abo Lnilles' .SnttchtM, nnd nil oilier work in thnt line. K. 0. Hncr. A. M. STACY TYRER, ttornoys nt Law, Noturius Puhlie, Hcnl Kstnlo nnd Collecting Agunla. CONNHYANCING nil kinds ndcnintuly dono, inuiits tnkun OfitliH ndinlnistnrcd, TII.XCI pnld, Titles Lands linuulil nnd Particular Attention pnlu to collection. Corner Clark nnd Alhcrt Lcn JOIIK A, JAUJ.H II. I'AUKEH LOVELY PARKER, ATXOJ'fiNI3YS At T Otlico in Howitt'H IMock, up stairs. 1st door. AL1JKUT LKA, MIN HEMAN BLACKMER, ALIiEKT Li: A, is MINN. JOHN ANDERSON, AXTOI1N13V AT AM) MITAUV IMHII.IO Oilico over Weilgo Drug Store, ALIIKUT LKA, MINN. 1113AL ESTATE AGENC WK havo for sale, lands and forms in every town in this county, TKIlMSloanlt cvi-iyhody, LOW prices, long time, nml a low rate of interest. IF you dcsiro to buy a farm, call on us. have a farm or lands to sell, call on us. OUIl facilities for buying nnd Helling lands, examining nnd perfecting titles, are us wo have ABSTRACTS, TKANUFKHS, nnd PLATS of every piece of land in this county. Stacy Tyrcr. Alhurt Lea, Minn. April 25, 1870. JOHN M. MARTY, MOTOR m CIVIL ESOISEEI, AL1IBBT LKA, JIINN, Lcn-vo orders with Stacy Tyrcr, per Aero Finofnrmof IGOncrca; 100 sores now plowed ready for crop} tame meadow living springs, Good fence around tho entire farm. Good house, Post-ollico across thu road, with daily mall. School house 100 yards from the door. Alhcrt Lea in full viow, mllcH distant, whoro everything thnt heart can wish la for sale, txctpt STACY TYRKll Agents, Albert Lea, Minn, March 22, 1877. Albert Leu, lit' MISS PATTY'S TESTIMONY, Miss snipped hor thrcnd with n pnir of bright Hcissors, nntl, as fiho knotted it again proparutory to another onslaught upon her Bowing, paused n minute nnd surveyed hor donmin Needles, patterns, n pincushion, nnd spools of thread decorated the little In- bio by her sidti j nevertheless the small room was neat, tho Tided carpet free from clippings, tho tiny mirror Inult- Ic.sflly bright, no tlust on chnira or man- tel, and tho chintz covered lounge wns a marvel nnd cleanness. Miss I'utty completed hor inspcetton with a nod of complacent satisfaction, nnd men. tally repented her catechism Who is tho ncatcit woman you I'atty Giles, if I do any it myself, and il'Hho docs uork n living, and don't hnvo things so grand as souio folks." Mies 1'ntty drew herself up, nnd sat n Inflii moro erect in her low sort of motion of "going up be- cause of Imyjng given n correct answer. wit- ness against n monotonous voico from the opposite house. Then an open window was sud- denly closed with a bang, nnd the re- mainder of the sentence was unheard. Uno of them green young ones learning tho commandmcnld, 1 do de- clare commented Mbs Patty. "S'posu Boinuboily'd got 'cm into Sunday-school. Well, it's n mercy if they can learn any good, for of nil the poor, slack, slipsliot munagin' I ever did see, (hut woman goes n little nhcad. And borrowin'. Now what kind of a way is that to bring up children, I'd liko to knov, arunnin' to tho neighbors for everything under tho canopy, and niussin' up other folks' things instead of learnin' to depend up. on their own 7 What hain't 1 lent 'urn in tho thrco weeks they've been there if My teakettle nnd an armful of wood the first day; then soap and a wauhtub, nnd bread, and ten, nnd sugar, nnd n hatchet, nnd half the time I have to send Job to bring the things back when I want to use 'em. Hut tho knee plus.utter of slid Putty, not getting quite straight a long word from the minister's lust hermon, is borrowin' paper rags. vSaid they wanted n few more to tnukc up enough io buy a tin dipper with. Well, u body mustn't bear I also witucs.s ngainht their neighbors, though for thnt matter 'taint falcc; it's true ns preach- ing. And I huin't said nothin' to no- body, nnd don't mean to; but I s'poso I can Hut her thinking was presently of something beside her for as tho dronings of tho child recutrcd to her they recalled n half-furgottcn reso- lution, flue of thoso Sunday resolutions that visit other people ns well as Putty burning brightly through the holy day, dying down to. n spark on Monday, and quilo extinguished before Saturday, lleta had been to study sumo portion of tho IHblo each day, A chapter read hastily at night, when she was tired and often sleepy, did noUecm much liko btudy; and she hud decided to ponder n few versts in tho dny-timo. The plan did not appear quite so feasi- bio now ns it had duno during tho Sab- bath leisure; for she was certainly very busy, and (hose jackets for the Tomkins must be dono by Wednesday. Never- theless, fdio drew tho book toward her nnd laid it open upon tho table, think- to read n passage now and then nnd meditate upon it while a ho sewed. Tho reading and meditation run somewhat on iti this 1'V Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus.' Wonder where Kphesus is. Hut I can't hunt up any alias to find it now. How nice it must bo for folka who have plenty of time lo study up such things. Suoma to mo I'd just delight in doin' it if I was rich enough to ttllurd It. Sail by Kphcsus.' S'nn.so they didn't hnvo steamships in them days, what ever became of that Tomkins boy that ran nway nml wont to sen. It most broke his moth- er's heart, anyhow. Dear, dear, how !my thoughts do wander. Wonder il folks really aro 'countable for nil their strnyin' thoughts. That's n p'int I'd long to------" Then slio dropped her spool of thread, and it rolled tinder tho table nnd while fiho stooped to pick it up n filmy brcezo from tho open window turned the leaves of the book from nway back to ono of tiioso olden prophets that Miss Patty thought she could never un. dcrstand, nml when tier eyes sought tho pngo again they enw nothing of Paul, but rested on tlio sentence, Yo nro my witnesses, ninth tho Lord." Thero was n fumbling nt tlio door, and n small boy, with palo hair and very round eyes, looked in, nnd ex- ploded u single word liko n Mann." I nin't your said Miss Pat- ty, rather shortly. should 8'poj.o you might luarn to say Miss Giles, liko other folkn, Job Wilson." Hoy If "said the boy, stupidly. 16ay I bhould think you might learn to know my name liko other folks" Job, who, in viuw of his aggrnvntlnu propensities, should huvo been named not for tho patriarch but for fits friends, pondorcd this remark u minute, and ob- served gravely: "Ttiin't nothin' 'boutyer likin' oth. or folks, it's 'bout lions. That Qrcoti woman's, they've come ui, much ns ton or forty of 'em, nn1 hcrntohod up pretty considerable many strawberry vinos by Ibis time, I guesa. 1 thought I'd better nsk yo whether I'd bettor drive'cm out or Miss Patty paused to issue no orders but, liko n valiant commander, toob (ho Hold in norppn, if BO small n garden pint can bo dignified as u field, whilo Job, os a reserve- corps, slowly followed. Miss Patty fairly flow down tho stops, nnd (ticking up a stono ns fiho reached the ground throw it, with nlln woman's skill and accuracy of turn, in exactly tho wrong direction, nnd crushed n flour- pot containing u choice plant. Then dm shouted nnd wildly waved ior whito apron'; but this tho hens scorned to regard na a Hag of truco J'hcn olio ran toward thoui ut full fpccd, but tho npron, loosened by its vigorous Irom her waist lo hor feet, entangled her steps, nnd finally landed her nt full length among tho strawberry vines. By that time tho feathered bipods, appearing to appre- hend thnt their company was unwel- como, sedately withdrew through tho fence, leaving their enemy to pick her- self up at leisure, There wcro two small, delighted faces pressed close to tho opposite window, watching the per- formance, nnd sho Hcrnmblcd to her feet, rubbed hor scratched elbows, scolded Job, nnd mentioned pizon" iti con- nection with tho lions; nnd then, in- coiK-ruoiHly enough, ns fiho glanced nt thoso faces again, there flashed through her perturbed mind that wind-rcvcnted Uiblo text, Yc aro my nnd sho resolutely closed hor lips nnd marched into the house. What that sentence had to do with her torn-up vines and nil tho accompanying vexa- tions she could not see, or declared to herself that sho could not ns sho sat panting nnd tired, though tho connec- tion grew btcadily plainer as she thought of it, and, as nn added link, came nlow- iy those other words: "Thou shall net bear false witness." Miss Patty, honest with her neigh- bor, had the rnrcr virtue still of being honest with herself, go she presently faced these troublesome weighed them slowly nnd fairly, whilo onlr (ho old-fashioned clock broke the silence of tho little room. "His sho said nt last, 11 Well, I S'POJO wo air, though I never thought of it before; nnd if it's to bear fatso witness against our neighbor, 'taint surely no to bear it ngainst him. And if them that to be his dixcijilns says by their actions that all his bletscd religion can't make n body kinder Ion bothersome boy, nor moro charitable to neighbors thu1. haven't just the right faculty of gelt in' along, nor moro patient over little troub- lin' things, why they air bearin' false witness as euro as my namo is Patty Giles." Miss Patty look up her cowing again, for tho.-o muit ho flnUhcd, but her occasional glances toward the next houso grow more nnd more kindly, nnd before the nfternoou was gcno she bad noticed that ono of the tormenting children really had pretty hair, and thnt thu mother looked pale nnd ill. When the day had-vanished, bo I hat there was no nofsibility of taking another stitoh by its light, Miss Patty, armed with good intentions and n jar of strawberry jam, nmdo her wny through her back gate to her neighbor's back door. I don't knovr ns I ought (o come eaid, "but then it's time we was acquainted, if wo nin't. And I thought jou looked kinder pale, nn' mebby this would relish, so I just brought it along, I hope you wont niiiul." Mrs. Green looked at tho offered dainty, nnd not Ices hungrily nt her visitor. II I'm dreadfully glad you'vo come, 'catuo he's nway lo work, nnd can't come homo only now nn' then when bo's home things gcom morchcnrtForno; and it's been ono of my crowdcd-out days. I call 'cm that 'cause I don't know what elso to call 'cm, when I have n kinder fcolin' that there's loo ninny folks in the world, nn' that we're tho cxtry ones that ain't wanted, and there nin't no place for us; an'it brings n Mnkin' nt tin- pit of the fctomach, nnd n longin' liko fo go homo when you bainl got she hurst forth, ns if tho door that admitted her visitor had unloosed a flood-tido of words that must havo wny. I am poorly, nnd my np- pelito nic't pretty good. I scalded my a whilo ngo, too; nnd tho children can't do much, poor things. I'm afraid they've been dreadful some, ntnnin' to you so much; but it pccmcd as if I couldn't take care of'cm or anything with my hand this way And they look so, loo. I'm clear dU- courngcd about mnkin' 'cm any clothes, for my hand don't BCOIII to get much bolter." "And what havo you pot on queried practical Miss Pally, ns soon ns she could put in a word of nnv sort Sho was n nurso by nnturo, nnd in less than ton minutes sho had been home for a remedy of her own, nnd was busily engaged in dressing I ho disabled mem- ber. Tho acquaintance progressed rnp- idly during that operation, and by tho time it was completed tho little seam- stress wns ready lo givo vnluahlo ndvico concerning the turning nnd remaking of certain juvenile garments presented for her inspections. II1 jiiEtnm glnd you said Mrs Green sho nccompnniud her guest to tho door. 1 was that lone- somo nnd down-hcnrtcd that I b'licyo I was kinder prayin' some good Chris- tian soul might drop in nnd 1 never thought of you neither." And meant thai last sentence as no rebuke, however hor neighbor felt it. Tho Greens did not become angels upon n nearer acquaintance, and they did continue woefully to borrowing, yet Miss P.Ufy know, after that day, thnt sho had gained from them moro than sho over gavo them 'nnd it wan con- cerning this now acquisition that sho tried to speak, when sho roso trembling- ly ono night in tho little prayer-meet- ing. 1'vo been thinking nbout thnt wo'ro tho Lord's witnesses; nnd if our lives says his gruco don't make us truer nn' kinder they nin't givin' true testimony. It's dreadful to bo bcarin' false witness tigninst tho denr Master that, nnd I think, it seems, nn' I'vo Leon a tryin' lately." And then faltering, nnd frightened nt hor own boldness, sho sunk into bur sent, unable to express hor feeling moro clearly. A low wondered what pos- sessed llmt woman to attempt to epcnk in n meeting nnd two or thrco girls nnd boys near tho door tittorqd faintly, Hut some truo, earnest heart recognized nnd was moved by tho groat truth un- der tho homely word; nnd ono olcnr voico, from n far corner, nnsncrcd soft- ly, in tho words of tho old martyrs, HIcBscd bo Jesus Ohriat nnd hie wit- nesses, Ilnrlmrn'H Difficulty, That Hnrbary Hawkins owed n good deal to her step-mother wan a fact that sho could not huvo concealed from her- self if sho hnd tried. Her father's houso had been n very homo of.discomfort during tho dull in- termin between her own mother's death and tho of tho youthful nnd whi- ning stranger who hnd been somehow persuaded by 'Squire Hawkins to "come and take caroof his little dnrtor." Tho history of the next five years, In which she herself had grown from girl- lo womanhood, included all the genuine sunshine of Barbara's life, and sliu know to whom that change, nnd a good many .other excellent things, were duo. Then flinco I lie'Squire had been gath- ered to his fathers, what a notable man- ager had Widow Hawkins proved for tho very moderate property ho had left behind him I It was just thcro that tho difficulty wns now coming in, for thnt which, with such.'good management, had kept thu two women very nicely so long ns they lived together, could continue lo do so only in just that elate of Thu widow's share, if set opart by it- self, would bo only another namo for poverty. True, and yet what suitor, or tit lca.it which ono of tho two now nearest to proper consideration, would core lo marry n and n step-mother at that, as a wife? And bhe understands said Har- bara to hcrsulf thiit September after- noon, ns well ns I do. She is as polite to both of thcuins if they were court- ing her instead of me. I muit bay it hns been very convenient once or twice, for they both like her. In fact, every- body likes her, and that's what makes my powition i-o very pcculiir." A pretty girl, was Harbara HnwkiriF; even prettier than her slep.mothcr, and thai wru saying something, in of tho widow's tlirily years. of n belle, too, was the 'Squir's heiress in thai unambitious rural community, and by no means without some characlcmtics which put the vil- lage gossips n't time? in mind of "Squire Hawkins' fust wife." At the rtrcscnl junclurc, however, the publi: opinion of the Dorcasa Soci- ety wns moro (bun usually perplexed. The bedt judges of such matters were inclined to "guess Hill Kmmoni is n although this was sure to bo followed by the remark JJut thvn you know, Dan 0rover's got Ion dollars io Hil's one, nnd he's a mighty eight fctiddicr. And ttnrbnrn was in a worso quand- ary nbout it than the Dorcas Society knew how to be, for nt times she nl- most suspcclcd'her heart of thrcatning on Snpcrtincnt interference before her head could have a fair chatica "She'd bo entiik'd to n third, 1 sup- thu fuir shn's n Mowlcrful hand with her needle. There's no danger of her starving. There's lots of folks'd bo glad enough to have her como and livo with them." And linrbara djd not know it, but a train of thought very nearly related to her own was at thnt moment parsing through the mind of the widuw as she steeped liuhtly lo nnd fro among the household duties of which ehc EO kind- ly relieved her Men daughter. I don't bear the murmured the sofi, low voice of tho widow, nnd yet I know sho wanted to practice thnt now piece. Young Kuimoua 'II bo here this evening. I ought lo fay n word in such n matter, She's old enough to docide for herself, why oan't sho see thnt Dan G rover's worth five hundred of him to mention his big farm, and that's somcthin nowadays. 1 wouldn't put that in her head, however for tho world. Iv'c paid dearly enough for making just that sort of n mistake. Hotter have gono out of ser- vice or taken in sowing, That's 'what I may have lo do when Barbara's mar- ried. The neat, tidy figure paused in the doorway ns she enid thnt, and a shade of sadness swept across her face. Uvo in the houso with Hill Km- mons for tho master of it F" sho ex- claimed after n pause. Not I, indeed I Sho won't hnvo scriEO enough to Fettle on Dan G rover, I'm nfrnid. Would I slay then if sho did? Not FO'long as I tould earn or beg any other shelter. Tho last exclamation came out with unncccsfary energy, and tho widow caught up a broom and mado immedi- ate assault on the kitchen floor. Tho sweeping wns very unnecessary, indeed, Harbara hnd clearly miNundcrslood her stepmother, nnd tho widow hud nl- EO failed to penetrate tho mind of the 'Squire's pretty nnd sensible represent- ative. Thero wns only too good n reason why tho sheet of musio forwarded by Mr. Kmnions had received so li'.tlo attention that afternoon. Harbnrn's morninp walk had carried her past tho fino old homestead of tho G rovers, now the sole properly of tho present family" representative, and she had noted only too precisely the reno- vating and beautifying process on which Dan wns expending half tho proceeds of thnt year's liberal wheat crop. CrtTiionters, glnzlors, painters; and all tho Dorcas Society was in arms, she knew, about tho extravagant waste with which tho oltl.fnshioticd interior wns transforming. Moro than ono village critic hnd add- ed lo his other charitable thoughts the surmise Looks kinder bad for Hill nnd Harbarn herself could hnvo assured them of tho correctness of their reasoning. Sho was too kind-hearted, however, nottor.ddto herself, "So much the bettor loo for Mrs, llnukins; Neither Dan nor I would object lo hor living at tho old place till ho could find a buyer, I only wish sho could raise the tnenoy and buy it It was, therefore, na (ho mistress of tlio renovated mansion behind the inn- plea nt tho turn of tho road that Hi.rba- ra Hawkins wns considering herself when tco-timo cntiio, and sho was quite willing lo hurry buck into tho parlor whilo hor rcady-hunded fllop-molhcr eu- perviltd thbir solitary help in putting away I ho Hy this lime poor Hill Ivinmon? tnndo his nppcnrn'ncc, after. his long ry in tho ono Invr office of (ho village, where ho was tho junior, nnd therefore perhaps tho working partner, that time Harbarn wan ready, illy as eho received him, to wish ho would puitpono his call until rlto could roviivo him in so much better etylo." nd yet thnt night, of all nights, the lawyer had mado up hU mind to put I h fnio to tho test, and win or lose it all." Nr t a bad follow was Hill, and ho hud moro than once reflected charm- ingly I'onvcnicnl was the location of the Hawkins homestead, nnd what a trr- mom CUB lift the possession of thai and tho pioductivc little farm belonging therm wculd givo lo a etruggling younz lawyer liko himself. Tho fact that hi was over head and cars in love with Harbara made tho whole nflair nb- solut.'ly beautiful. Sad was the (rial lo his impatient therefore, when all the do- quctiMof which ho was he h id long himself master pl'tlic hituation OH resulted in oiltining for him n promise from Harbarn thnt bho would tl cotibult her slcp rolhcr." iSuch a change it would mate for her ir I bhould leave her I tighed HarLam Not nt all, not nt eagerly ex- clain (d Hill. Sho could live with in, you Kvcrybody likes her. I'm sure I do. Sho wouldn't bo in the way at Hut vain was all he could or do, that Harbara's vioion of tho Grour farm and house may hnvo re ceded somewhat as Mio liMcncd lo the pleaches of her suitor. She alto hoped Dan n ight not come that evening, for not cnly iho present situation had its charm i, but it might have ils perils os well. Dan G rover wan not a man to be trifle 1 with she knew, for all his quid, sclf-to ilaincd wny P. rn it was with finmcthini; of a fccltnt: of relief that Harbara liMcncd, at hit. to the bur of tho big kitchen clock iirikinp nine. It vas nt the same inMnnt thnt tho shndnfs of the two who wcro walking sidi' by sidu in the moonlight fell on on tic gate in a singular undignified manrcr; and then ns the gbta opened, Harbra sprang to her feet with slight cxclnuntion. She hnd been fitting close 11 Iho low window.scat, and ehe )iad HI I soon fit, or had forgotten, to lij'ht a iatup. There may or Ihcro may nol have been niy cause fur surprise, hul Ihc way tf it hud been this: No booncr had ihctca-things been taken out of the way thin MM. Hawkins remembered an errs ml 'he Ind in tho village, nnd clippie quietly out to perform it. Nor would
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