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Freeborn County Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota cocm STAXDAIIT rUBLIS0ICI> KVKBT TIIUBBDAT. JPtr Yerirf tri Advance. 00 OF ADVERTISING. y 1 00 2 f 50 j 5 50 4 50, 5 1 4 00 22 1 00122 00 30 00 [50 1. 00 i 30 00 50.00 90 Rankers. D. E. P. H. D. BROWN CO.'S BANK OF ALBERT LEA. VOLUME 17. .ALBERT LEA, AUGUST 23, 1877. NUMBER 34 Physicians. B. MikiZi MTo7, PHYSICIAN SURGEON, SHELL ROCK, MINN, Office al the Shell Rock Hotel M. M. DODGE, M Office and Offlee. Residence up Stttira over the Poat ALBERT LEA, MINN. AkBBftT tlA. MINNESOTA A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. H. D. BROWN 4 CO, BANKERS. Bank, Austin. M Chicago. 1st Nat. Bank, Paul. 4th Nut. Dunk, Now lork. s-iir THE BAM, H. JllLMSTItONU, Ilnnkor. ALIERT LEA. MINN. Boots, and Shoes. THOMPSON TILTON Have just opened a new Boot Shoe Shop WILL CONSTANTLY KKLT ON HANI) FULL LINE OF JD C TMt, r> ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON TWIN LAKE CITY, MINN., Will treat all diseases to which mankind is subject, to the best of his ability. Dr. Rowland 1ms made ix specialty of of Women and Ohiklien, nnd chronic disea'cs of long standing long experience and strict attention to liis profession, lieis con- fiilont of treating all curable diieasas with Biicdcss Obsteti cases treated with cure and success. Consulttoiiat free, lo DR. A. H. STREET, OFFICE, OVER THE DRUG STORE, South of Post Office, Albeit Lea. Minnesota. 0 all of which sold cheap. LADIES' AND GENTS' FINE GOODS A SPECIALTY. GOOD FITSOUAR- ANTKD, AND ALL WORK Repairing Uonc on abort notice, g according lo contract. and GIVE THEM A CALL. Broadway, ono door north of the Webber liousb, Albert Lea Miun, OR. DE M. CRANDALL, IE3 3ST T I JS Office over Wedge Wulfsberg's store, Albert Lea TERECIA ANDERSON, lASHIOABLEOLOAKiDRESS-MMER Orer Spicer-s Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, Minn. Trimmed HATS! FOft f 5 cents, AT MRS. JOHN STAGE'S MILLINERY GOODS! LATEST STYLES Flour Feed Boot Shoe Store. O. IT. ,fc 1L, just received and will keep in slock tlie largest assortment of Boots Shoes of all kinds To bo found in CUSTOM MADE WK, Four or five workmen will be constantly anrl ordcis for Nen Goods or for l bo filled, cheap and on the notice Broadway west side, Albert Lua, Minn. 8tf GIVE THEM A CALL. JOHN DEALER IN FLOUR, FEED, BRAN, OATS, CORN, OAT-MEAL, ITOR SA. TL, K ALISEKT LKA, MINN. JOHN ANDERSON, Maker and Repairer of Boots Shoes. in the county, nnd will Keep not only in this linv but also a lull assort- ment of Wall Papur, Pnmts, Oils, Toilet Soups, Blushes, und Notions generally. Paints anil Oils n specialty. He has on hand now one of the largest stocks of Wall Paper ever kept m the county. Mr, Gardner is a thoroughly educated druggist, und compounds every prcscrip tion w ith the utmost care Gne him a call. Second door south of Postottice, BROBDWAY. ALBERT LEA, MINN AM> NOTARY PUIJIJC Office over Wedge Spiccr's Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, MINN. en Clark street, north and oppo- of Wedge Spicer's Drug store. FIRST-CLASS WOEKMEN employed. Repairing done to order, cheip and on notice. Oivo him a enll. Albert Lea, Minn. J. A. ANDERSON. CORNER CLARK AND NEWTON Albert Lea, STS. Minn NICE LINE OF DRY ARRIVING, AND MORE ON THE WAY. see our LADIES' CASSIMERES, all colors. FRESH STOCK OF GROCERIES! JUST RECEIVED. ALBERT LEA IROU FOUNDEY Roasted Rio Coffee GERMAN MUSTARD by the PINT, QUAHT, or GALLON. An I stopped the credit business I can Hell at the LOWEST possible figures, do not havo to put on .111 EXTRA price for bad dcblb. J. A. ANDERSON. MACHINE SHOP. GRAIN SEEDING DRILLS, I'LATFORM SCALES FANNING MILLS, MILK SAFES, AND SCANDINAVIAN DRAG. manufactured, and the most perfect to found m market us cheap as the cheapest. All kinds of CASTINGS furnished on short notice, and REPAIRS upon ma- chinery done to order. FOUNDRY near the Southern Minnesota Railroad depot. 14126 ALBERT LEA MINN. A. J. BALCH, Having rented the fine shop, tormerly used by A. Brown, is now prepared lo do all kinds of repairing, particularly in the line of Wagons, Sleighs, etc. Wood-work on plows, also painting REAL ESTATE AGENCY. WE have for Bale, lands and farms in every town in this county. TERMS to suit everybody. LOW prices, long time, and a low rate of interest. IF you des'rc to buy farm, call on us. IF you have a farm or lands lo sell, call on us. OUR facilities for buying and gelling lands, examining nnd perfecting titles, are unequaled, as wa have ABSTRACTS, TRANUFERS, and PLATS of every piece of land in this county. Stacy JF Tyrer- Albert Lea, Minn. April 25, 1876. Jtteaf A. lOfMILLEN HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET! On East side Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLE'S STORE. WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR EDGING BUSINESS, HE PRO- POSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION T THAN EVER BEFORE. paid for Hides, Tallow, ATS INCIDENT OF THE MEXICAN WAB. One of the thrilling episodes of the Mexican wnr-which is not found in any of its histories is that of the rescue ot an English family from the city of Mexico before the capitulation, by a detachment of American soldiers. The city had been invested some a refugee one entered that part of our lines which Gen. Shields command- ed He was taken to the general, and- to him told his story. Ho was aa Eng- lish boy, and, with his mother and a sister arrived at womanhood, occu- pied a home in the capital nt the time of the investment. One of the lawless gueirilla chiefs who held the people of the cities as well aa of the country in terror, had conceived a violent pnsston for the sister, who repulsed his ad- vancoc, and he had declared in bis rape that unless she consented to his propo- sals on the follow ing morning, he would carry her off by force and cause her mother and brother to be executed The lad, in tit? extremity of his terror, had made his way out of the city past the sentinels r.nd the lines, gained (he American camp, nnd now the general to save his sister and mother The ardent eoul of Shields (who was then but 87) was fired at the thought of the miserable fate awaiting these la- dies, and, without communicating at all wilh headquarters (where flut refusal would have been he formed s plan for their rescue To call it rash, quixotic, or dare devil would be but the truth the best evidence of his pro- ceedings ol that night is that it was a brave act. prompted by a generous heart, and that he succeeded perfectly, wheie disaster would insured his dismissal from the army He had about 400 picked men of his command de- tailed. after quietly informing them What hu proposed lo do, he found every man eagrr far tire1 adventure Putting himself ut the head of the little column he silently left the American lines, and, favored by the darkness of the night, approached close to the walls of the city without discovery The sentinels could be plainly seen on the walls, and the cry, Sentinels alerte wae heard ae it passed from mouth to mouth. Guided by the lad the party sealed the wall nt a favorable place, and seizing two or three of the astounded sentinels, made their way unopposed through the streets to the house to which the lad guided them. The lad ran in ond in- formed the ladies that deliverance was at band they hastily coilectcd a few valuables anil articles of wearing appa- rel in a bundle, aud placing toe rescued party in the center of the column, Shields started to return. Hut mean- time the alarm had been given, nnd drums were beating and flash- ing around the walls Arrived near the point of entrance, it was found that, the whole open place between the houses and the waj was filled with Mexican infantry and artillery. Shields instant- ly deployed, and gave the demand to fire A rattling volley, followed by a bayonet charge, threw the Mexicans in- to disorder, and the Americans rushed through and over them with their little p-irty, their way out, und returned to their own camp with but few cnusal- ties, although they drew the fire of both sides on their return, for the American camp was now aroused, and the pickets were firinjr rapidly But the tumult noon seized on both bides, the adventurous soldiers returning to their quarters as though nothing had happened out of the usual course, and the ladies were Hafely bestowed for the night in a hut made as comfortable as possible. How he was cnlled upon to account for this night's work will be best told iu Gen Shield's own language The next morning an officer of Gen. Scott's stuff came to my quarters with a message from the general that he would like to know the cause of the previous night's alarm, as it originated in that part of the line which was under tny command. I answered that I would report in person, which I at once did. On the way I thought the matter over, and concluded that it would be best to make a clean breast of it, and I did eo. The story threw Gen Scott into a tre- mendous rage. Ever uince Cerro Gor- do was fought he had addressed me as 1 My Cerro Gordo but he now dropped that familiar name. Gen he thundered, you are insub ordinate and reckless in the highest de- gree. You have_put in peril the fruits of the whole campaign you have, per- haps frustrated all tny plans for the Everything cheap and on short notice. Give Him a Call. S. M R. R. LANDS. These valuable lands which remain un- sold, in Frceborn County, nre still offered at low prices, nnJ on easy terms. Now is the Time to secure Them. Inquire of the undersigned, to who nlso all moneys clue the Trustees on Lun Mortgages should be paid. No extensions of payments where taxes are not yrtitl. M. CONANT, of Trustees, MEAT MARKET WILLIAM TUNELL Again calls attention to hie FINE MEAT MARKET, Where can be found at all times, choice cuts ot Beef, Pork, Mutton, Sausage, Also FISH, POULTRY, and WILD GAME in their season. BROADWAY, near Armstrong's Bank- ALBERT LEA, MINN. capture of the city of Blexioo Sir, I'll disgrace you; I'll court-tnnrtial you, and have you dismissed the ser- vice At this my temper rose, and I answered him plainly thift he might court-martial me, and perhaps get me dismissed, but that after all that had occurred on this campaign, neither he nor any other man could disgrace me and being by this time pretty well stirred up, I said thnt under like cir- cumstances I would do precisely the same thing over again Instead of being more angry, the general was rather soft- ened by this speech. I was wrong. Gen he naid, in saying that I would disgrace you I ask your par- don for that. You are a brave man, and disgrace i? not the word to use toward you. But you are greatly to blame in this matter, sir. You have acted without orders, and have imper- iled the whole campaign.' 'Gen I said, before yoa say anything more about it, suppose yon come over to iny quarters and see these ladies' After some further talk he promised to do so, and I rode back to my tent pretty well satisfied that I should have no further trouble with the affair. In an hour over en me Gen Scott, and I at once in- troduced him to the fadies. The daugh- ter was a picture of beauty, with her golden curls and her blue eyes and1 af- ter the mother had thr.nkcd the general with tearful eyes and trembling voice, the girl seized his hands, wept ovrr them, called him her preserver, and voiced the blessing of heaven upon his head. Scott looked from her to me with a very benevolent face, and said, Well, my Cerro Gordo friend, iff get you court-martialed for this, I shall have you promoted, too.' I have only 10 add that lung afterward, when the war was over, and we had returned to tffe United States, I received from Eng- land, the gift of these ladies, a costly diamond pin as a token of their grati- tude These are but a few of the interest- ing nnd varied reminiscences with which Gen. Shields entertains his lis- teners in public and private. Fur (he benefit of those curious to know some- thing of the personal appearcnce ol the man, it may be stated that he is of me- dium size, hale and hearty, though six- ty seven years of age, with a keen eye and something like the brogue in his speech. His reMdence is at Kansas City, Mo He speaks without the bitterness toward any of his cotempora- rics, either in civil or military life, and evinces the warmest interest in the prosperity and welfare of his adopted country. The Funniest of Marriages. v A good story is told of how Buffalo Bill performed the ceremony of inarri- nge while he was Justice of the Peace. It was his first attempt, and the appli- cants were of the true Western type They called upon Cody in the log cabin where he held his justice office. Bill had a book of forms, which he took down and studied attentively to get some idea of how he should tie the knot. There were forms for nearly every transaction of life, but he failed to find what he was looking for, and finally slummed the book down observed to the parlies "You two 'fellers' join hands j" and the two fullers did so Then he so id to thu groom Are you willing to take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife, to love her, honor her, and obey her t You bet your was the re- sponse of the bashful hair lifter And you, Miss, are you willing to take this here man to be your wedded husband, to love him, honor him, arid support him She giggled, and nodded in the affir- mative, but this didn't suit Bill, who said See l.cre, Miss, we've got to have this thing on a dead square and we can't marry folks by halves in this coun try. We are bound to go the whole hog. If ,jou want this here man for a husband you must speak out and say so, as though you meant it sure. I'll ask you acain Will you take this here man to bo your lawful wedded husband, to love him, honor him, and support him This time the lady responded brave- ly, Yes, sir, I will This satisfied his Honor, and he re- marked That settles it. Now look here you you are man find wife, and who- ever Bill Cody and God Almighty have joined together let no man put asun- der." Sambo's Idea of Reform. A Columbia (South Carolina) corres- pondent, having read the anecdotes of itobert Smalls published in the August number of the Drawer, sends the fol- lowing, not hitherto published Not one in a hundred of the Sea Is- land negroes, who form the bulk of Mr Sujalls' admirers, knows how to rend They vote the tickets headed by their favorites, and thai is al! they know about it. When Whipper was running against Smalls, in 1872, he pretended to favor the reform element of the Re- publican party. Smalls did not. Two negroes were discussing the rival can- didates. One said, Is jou goin' for Whipper dis lime 'f Well, I dunno. Dat Whipper say he go in for reform Now reform bin runoin' in dis country eber since do wa', an' be neber bin 'lected yet. Time he stop runnin'." How to find out what's in a put it on the back cf a note. Joaquin Miller's new drama covers a period of years, but he was con- sistent enough not to carry all his char- acters clear through. Only the hero comes out 2.100 years old. young man who went serenading the other night at a house where the owner has a big dog, is in- formed that the suspenders and a por- tion of the pantaloons have been recov- ered, and can be had at this Oil City Den ick. Two Irishmen on a sultry night took refuge under the bedclothes from a par History of ihe Small-Pox. From the Nineteenth Centurj. How suiall-poz first arose among men it is difficult to conjecture. It has been supposed that it may have been original- ly derived from some disease in the camel. Its history leads to the settled belief that, while few persons are not readily susceptible of it, it never occurs now except from contagion. It does not appear to have been known in Eu- rope till the beginning of the eighth century. No mention of any such dis- ease is to bo found in the Greek or Ro- man authors of antiquity. Now, what- ever may havo been the deficiuncy of these ancient physicians, they were ex- cellent observers and capital descrihers of disease and it seems to me scarcely possible that a disorder so marked by characters so definite and conspicuous, should have escaped their notice, or if known should have been obscurely portrayed in their wiitingi-. On the other hand, Mr. Moore, in his learned and interesting History of has shown that it prevailed in China and Hindostan from a very early moro than years before the advent of our Savior. That it did not sooner make its way westward into Persia, and thence into Greece, may be attributed partly tethe horror which the complaint everywhere inspired, and the attempts which were constantly made to check it progress by piohibiting all communication with the sick, partly to the limited intercourse which then took place among the East- ern nations, but principally to the pe- culiar position of the regions through which the infection was distributed, separated as they were from the rest of the world by immcnsp deserts and by the ocean The disease is said to have broken out in Arabia at the siege of Mecca in the year in which Moham- nr-d was is, in the latter half of the sixth century It wae prop- agated by his wars, and by those of the Arabs afterwards and it is generally believed to have first found entrance into Europe at the time of the over- throw of the Gothic monarchy in Spain by the Moors, when, to avenge the well- known outrage upon his daughter, "Count Julian called the invaders" What is worthy of cpecial remark ii- this, that while all men arc prone to take the disorder, large portions of the world have remained for centuries en- tirely free from it, until at length it was imported, and it then infallibly dif- fused and established itself those parts. It tends uniformly to the name conclusion In 1517 the disease was imported into Santa Domingo Three later, in one of the Spanish expe- ditions from Cuba to Mexico, a negro, covered with postules of Mnall-pox, was landed on the Mexican coast. From him the disease spread wilh such deso- la'ion that within a very short cording to Robertson, per- fcons were destroyed within that king- dom alone. Small-pox was introduced into Iceland in 1707, when per- sons were carried off by its more than a fourth part of the whole population of the island. It reached Greenland still Liter, appealing there in 1733, and spreading so fatally as almost depopulate the country Evidence to tho sauic effect is furnished by the rc- bults of vaccination in some countricfc. To l.'ike one instance Vaccination was adopted in the Denmark in 1801, and tr.ade compulsory in 1810 From that time f-uiall-pox alto- gether for fifteen years, whereas.dnrintr the twelve jears preceding the introduc- tion of the preventive disorder, upwards of 3.000 peisons died of the small-pox in Copenhagen alone. irfamotfd Pointed. Why does mortality deal BO much more.with eternity than with lime? Beforesrent facts, men who can think and be impressed easily are disposed to be silent. We see how much a man has, nnd therefore we envy him did we sec how little he enjoys, wo should rather pity him. We would often have reasons to be ashamed of our most brilliant actions if the world could see the motives fiom which they spring. The ability to secure your own way nnd Impress others with tho idea thnt they are having their own way is rare among men. To be thrown upon one's own re- sources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune for our faculties then under- ly of mosquitoes. At last one of them, gasping from' heat, ventured to peep beyond the bulwarks, and espied a fire- fly which had strayed into the room. Arousing his companion with a punch, he said Fergus, Fergus, it's no use. Ye might as well come out. Here's one of the craythers searching for us wid a lantern." Cool, but not always ice bill Trjing to the dress- makrr's. A Nevada newspaper says of a man who has sued it for libel that that he petitions the courts to stitch a golden patch over his rent reputation." It is said to be a sure sign that a far- mer learned his farming from books when he tries to keep the rain off from a potato patch with un umbrella. Somebody remarks thatyoang ladies look upon a boy as a nuisance until he is past the age of 16, when he general- ly doubles up in value each year until, like a colored meerschaum pipe, he is priceless A Newcastle man at a London res- taurant had called for the bill, paid it, and was leaving, when the Waiter sug- gested that the amount did not include the waiter. said the man from the north. but I didn't eat the wait- er." Charles Hqw much, really, did that hat cost, Nellie Nel- He If you really want to in- spect the bills of my dry goods.Charles, there is a way to do it." And what else could Charles do but propose on the spot. w Trials of Men. One of the greatest trials of the news- paper profession is that its members are compelled to see more of the shams of the woild than any other profession Through every newspaper office, day after day, go all the weaknesses of the world; all the vanities that want to be puffed; all the revenges that want to be corrected; all the dull speakers who want to be thought eloquent; all the meanness that wants to get its wares no- ticed in the editorial columns, in order to save the tax of the advertising col- ums; all the men who want to be set right; all the cracked brained philso- phers with stories as long as their hair, and as gloomy as their finger nails, in mourning because bereft of the bore? who come to stay five minutes but talk five hours. Through the edi torial and rcportorial rooms all the fo) lies and shams of the world are seen day- after day, and tho temptation is to be- lieve neither in God, man, nor woman It is no surprise to me that in the pro- fession there are some skeptical men I only wonder that journalists believe Talmage. lessoa for Everybody. A New Orleans paper tells of a prin- ter, who, when his fellow-workmen went out to drink beer, put in the bank the exact amount be would have spent if he had gone out with them to drink. fie did this for five years. He then looked at his bank account and found that he had laid up five him dred and twenty--one dollars and eighty- six cents. In five years he had not lost a day because of sickness. Three out of five of his fellow-work men had in the mean- time become The water-drinker tficn bought out the printing office and in twenty years from the time that he began to ptlt by his money he had laid aside a good many thousands of dollars. A meek eyed married man offered! as a test at a spiritual seaneo that the me- dium name the articles in bia wife's up- per bureau drawer. The medium said the spirits would repeat the Contents of Webster's Dictionary, or any other light task, but that life was too short to at- tempt the task proposed, nnd the rash proposer was hustled out oi the haill. go a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsus- ceptible There is no man whom Fortune dues not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door and out at the window. Straws swim upon the surface, but pearls lie at the bottom. Showy pearls strike eye, but solid ones are only to be discovered by the most accurate observers of the human head and human heart. There is a kind of physiognomy in the titles of books, LO less than in the faces of men, by which a skillful obser ver will know what to expect from one as the other. Pride gocth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall Pride and weakness are Siamese twins, knit together by the indissoluble hyphen. Laws act after crimes have been com- mitted; prevention before them both. A mind that is conscious of its integ- rity scorns to e-ay more than ituieanb lo perform, We should accustom the mind to keep the best company by introducing it only to the best books. Genuine neighborly love knows no distinction of persons It is like the sun, which docs not ask on what it shall shine, or what it thall wartn but shines and warhis by laws of its own being Fight your own battles. Ask no fa- vors of any one and you'll succeed five thousand times better than one who is always beseeching some ones patron age. No one will ever yon as you help yourcelf, because no one will be so heartily interested in your affairs Men who win love do their own wooing Whether you wurk for fame, for love, for money, for anything else, work wilh your hands, heart, and brain Say. will! and some day you will conquer Never let any man have it to say, 1 have dragged }ou have made you what you are." The world is his who can see through its pretensions. A great heart is as quick to find another out as the world is slow. Work, for other people's vanity, not your own that is the art of arts. Every spirit builds itself a house and beyond its house a world; and beyond its world a heaven They whose guilt within their bosoms lie, imagine every eye beholds their biauie. Faults are pliable in infancy, change- able in childhood, more resol'ite in youth firmly rooted in manhood, and inflexible in old age. Let wickedness escape as it uitiv at the bar, it never fails of doing justice upon itself; for every guilty person is his own hangman. Honor is but the reflection of a man's own actions, shining bright in the face of all about him, and from thence re- bounding upon himself. Kisses like grains of gold or sil- ver found upon '.he ground, of no ralue to themselves, but precious as showing that a mine is near. Have courage enough to review your own conduct, and to condemn it where you detect faults, to amend it to the best of your ability, to make good re- solves for the future guidance, aud to keep them. When we have only a little we should be satisfied, for this reason that those best enjoy abundance who are contented with the least, and so that the puius of poverty are removed, simple fare can give a relish equal to the must expensive luxuries. Everything great is not always good, but all good things aro great. Which is the best government? That which teaches self-government An uncommon degree of imagina- tion constitutes poetical genius. Indiscretion, rashness, ty, and Bialico produce each other. Hope fortune's cheating lottery when for one jtrize a hundred blanks there be. The giving riches and honors to a wicked man, is like giving strong wine to him that bath a fever. In treatment of nervous causes he is the best phynicinn who is the most in- genious inspirer of hope. The king thnt faithfully judgeth the poor, his throve will be established for- ever. A king ruletti as ho ought, a tyrant Schatof Temptation. In the article the Iktc ScnfaWr Pratt was dictating, at the time of bin death, this incident in his own rife is relatedr It was in tho fall of having collected for the different mer- cantile firms in Cincinnati about 000, I wiw sent on horseback by way of Lawrancebufg rond to deliver Jo the' several parties interested, the money so collected. AA I wae passing the branch, then recently established, on the' morning of my departure, the cashier" hailed inc and btought out some bun- dles of bank folded up and stowed theui away in my and! hand.'d uiu letter.-- to the banks to whom the packages were going to be deliver- ed. IJe stunned me by saying they amounted lo There was it critical one, when the voicrf of the tempter penetrated my ear. It was when I reacheil'the crown of those? imperial hills that overlook the Ohio' when approaching Lawrencebb'rg front the interior. This noble stream the great artery of commerce in that day, before a railroad west of Massa- chusetts had been built What a gay specticleit presented, flashing in the bright covered with with rafts, and gay-painted 8 tea mere" ascending and descending, transporting their passengers in brief time to the' Gulf of Mexico the gate-way to alf parts of the world I had but to sell my and go aboard one of these with my treasure, and I was absolutely beyond the reach of pursuit. There was no telegraph then flashing intelli- gence by on agency more suitable that steam, and far outrunning ex- tradition treaties requiring govcrn-f uients to return'tlie felon. The world was before me. arid at the age of twen- ty one, with feeble ties connecting me with those left behind. I was in posses- sion of a fortune for those days. I call the fact that this thought was tt tenant in my mind for a moment only. Blees God, it found no hospitable ment any lunger. And what think joj gentle readsr, were the asst____ thoughts that came to my rescue? Away, rivers and mountains, at" thousand miles distant, in a humble farm-house, on a bench, an aged moth- er reading to her boy fram the oracles of God." A. Submerged City. From the London Telegraph. A strauge recovery is reported frotrf the Luke of Geneva. A tourist having-' lost his trunk, two divers were employed1 to search for it While they were be- low water they found something to them appeared to be a village, since covered by the lake. Their states ment led to an investigation on tho spot by the municipal authorities, who took measures to ascertain the extraor- dinary statements of the divers. On, covering the placid surface with oil, these latter were ablo to distinguish plan of a town, streets, squares, and de? cached houses marking the bed of the lake. The ru'ldy hue which character- ized them led the observers to suppose tbat tlio buildings hud been covered with the famous veimillion cement' which was used by the Celts, and the early Gauls There are about two hundred houses arranged over an oblong surface, near the uifBdle sf which is a space more open, supposed to have been used for public assemblage At the eastern extremity lies u Urge square tower, which was takrn for a rock. A superficial investigation seems to indicate that the construction of these buildings dales from some centu- ries before our era The" council of Vaud has decided to have the sight of the dwellings enclosed by a jetty slietching from the land, and dram off? the water, so as to bring to light what to be one of the most interest- ing arcLajlogical discoveries of our day.- Another Blind Down in the 1'ang Yang, that delect- able region of lower Ulster ihat repre- sents the lowest stratum of her human- ity, lives Blind Turn, one of the most remarkable blind men in the country. Toui is totally blind, yet he docs a full day's work in every kind of farming la- bor, hoeing corn, digging potatoes, lay- ing none walls, thrashing, storing hay in the fact almost .anything a farmer has to do. He is a favorite hand with employing farmers, as he is a very faithful and intelligent work- er, needing no supervision, and always turning out ns full a day's work as any laborer on the farm. He walks tho highway with no more hesitation than a man in full possession of his makes his way to any of the neighbors' houses without the least trouble, and goes to CentreviHe, a distance of four" miles, with no inconvenience. Ho chops-all tho wood for family uso, get- ting it in (he forest near by, into which he goes alone. He can also distinguish the different qualities of wood, and also goes into these woods, finds the cows, and brings tbcru home. The well iicar" by has no curb, but Tom goes to it eve- ry day alone and draws the water fof the family. Blind Tom is about sixty years old, and has lived la his cabin at Pang Yang nearly all his life. He is coloicd man and has a smart wife eight children. You can generally tell days whether a lady is a about these gn )d house keeper and has laid in a good supply of as he lists; a king the profit of all, a tyrant only to please a few. How beautiful, pure and great good- ness is It paints heaven on the face that has it; it awakens sleeping soul that meets it. Young M ill Jades gpilkins prothisesfto become a joker in time. The other day he labeled a battle' that hia father keeps in the side-board, Pur's nip A Lancaster boy swallowed his moth- er's thimble Immediately afterward jelley for future orceletta by the of he bands. he seemed to have a stitch in his looks and it was thread. feared his life hung side, by a Amusing'. A gentleman recently carried a letter of introduction from a friend to a stran- ger. The stranger received him coolly and showed him the door. A little in- vestigation showed the reason. Tho letter said Treat bint like a trump." But the stranger read it "Treat him like a tramp." It ia now generally believed (hat the ill-rfceling between Judge Hilton anti' Seligman was Caused by the fact Seligmatt wore diamond as big as teacup, and was constantly mistaken by tho guests oi'lhe house for the clerk. do you know why I can see up in the sky fco asked Cbar-r lie, a little foar-year-oid, of (he Venera- ble lady who sat on the garden seat knitting. No, u-y dtar; why is Because there is nothing in the replied tlio young his astronomical search, and grandma her knitting, How soothing it is for a young with an empty stomach, knees oat, both coat tai'ls warn off, to bo told that it is only a question of time when htf will be able to fide in his carriage. A little toy entered a fish market other day-, and seeing for the first a pile of lobsters lyin'g on the'couiilcrV looked' at for POUIC when he exclaimed: By gracioasf them's tho biggest grustrboppers ever ;