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Freeborn County Standard, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota ALBERT LEA, DECEMBER 13, 1877 NUMBER 50 w I oo bo! ft) oo 00 .jO.OO JKMJO II. CO.'S liT Mil MINNKSOTA THE POOR MAN'S 111! Go to Honest ilNESS TRANSACTED HATS, CAPS-, AND GENTS FURNISHING GOODS- TIIK CHEAPEST STORK TIIK SL'N. i la-y AS A rr-KAN GOODS. AT rniCES WUirU Dl'FV COM IVPITOS KKOM KVKHY W K MAXUFAC- TUUE OUIl OWN UOODS THHl! KtOHT. CAN S11LL (MlLAl'KU THAN OT1IEKS. OmJLy oxio Wlliril IS TIIK LOWKST ALLJfiOOUS SOLD CHEAP. ScotlindX west Bro.ulw.iy. Albert I.en. Minn. Established in S. 8. EDWARDS Photograph Hooms r.roudu tiv, oppd-ite I'osloUicc. 3. CO. riu'Ks" ]nt Xnt. Xnt. Hunk, St. Nat. 4tli Nat. lialik, Yi'ik. :i4lf COLMV BWK, II. ALBERT LEA. MINN. of ISoofs cft3 iii ing (o onlcr I o.uhcr for emle. All tit .11 1 uit- oi) to e'nc1 feet Simp pait sule of !'.i (imhuiy. ALBl'.KT I.K V MINN T5LTON lliive jus' oiH-iiciI a "eu B. F. HALL, M. D., _ TERECIA ANDERBON, FASIIlOAftLEDLOAK-imESS-MAKER Over Spicei-a Drug Storp, ALliKKT Minn. MILLINERY GOODS! U 3 j PHYSICIAN Fall SHELL ROGK, MINN, liici' HIP Sin 11 Ucuk Hotel M, M. DODGE, 1 WSMi whereas I was blind, now I Bee but the {.r.'tit change was evident to all '7 'iutJBible iu her wusted hand, nod UB MBS. C. S. WAEBEN O'llLC. U.UUKT I.r.V, MINN'- Boot Shoe Shop. tVII.L CONSTANTLY KT.KP ON HAND A FULL LINE OF O XL 0 t O 333. Geo'N, nil of which "'11 bo sold chrap. LAUIKS1 AND GEXT.S' F1MC (1OODSA Sl'KCI GOOD FITS 01' ANTKD, AND AI.L WOUK Repairing (lone on .-Uort notice, nmi everything neuonliiig lo tontrnct. GIVi: THEM A CALL. Urondwny. one floor north of the Webber Iloiist-, Albert Lea Minn, Has riiirelinked her FALL STOCK, which iu-e np stjira OM-! tlu> 1'ost liixsjnvt been receitoil. Those nilnibe the STYLISH and m'.AUTM'TL. t.lionl'1 CALL A1TD EXAMINE >TOfK. in; A. u. srur.ET, I Well Trimmed 09 STOKE, Suiiih of Post Otlice. AlbiMt Loi. Minnesota. OR. DE M, GRAND ALL, 23 1KT T I S Onic-e filer Vt g's "lore, Alhei t T.e.-i S AIL IN The days are very evil, The limes nrc waxing J5c watchful ami take warning, The Judge is at I lie gate.'' Get an said Captain Ad- auis. And at this wus Bess busy until ihe was twelve years old. By this time Holt had gone to sea with her father, and Bess was tho leading spirit in the old school house at the comers, and pride of her matter. Krotn her earliest years, Bess had avowed her intention of goini; to sea with her for this she pursued artthmetT especially enjoying cafe ot latitude and Jongitude pet branch of learnTiT the mariner's rouipass.' was nn object of greatest intcaest: and while the oth- er nodded slceply in their seats, Hess would engage tho master in a disquisition, and sit, with eager eyes fixed on his he, happv in his young and ardent listener, dis- bursed of what was then known of tho north pole, and the magnetic pole, and tho of tides, nnd currents ol the atmosphere of wave theories, and the (iulf Stream the eager mind of and diligent student alid ariticipaffng much that birce been more fully unfolded From the earliest of hyr school days, Uebs had been wont to pace the.sands, on the starry evenings, h-and in hand with her roaster, while he pointed out the constellations and the sentinel that guards the pole, and to which tV.e I unerring needle points the mariner To the master, the constellations rose, and nnd held their high courses as p irts of a mighty mechanism to they wore set as iiuidJs to bring her father's ship across the sea To neither of them did I ho he.ivcns declare the of God, nor the firmament show liis handiwork. The wind returned air.un according to his circuits, all the rivers ran into the unfilled sea. and not a thought entered their busy tnindt of Him who holdeth the winds in his Cst, the waters in the hollow of his hand, nnd takcth up the isles as a very little thing. Perchance the times ol this ignorance God winked at, but unw his voice commanding all men everywhere to repent her eoul filled with a confi- couiing glory, Sariih practically r friends and neighbors how die- otheV, 'ing Lacy, throwing her BUI parent, yon are dying No, my wus the calm nn-J swer; "I know (hat Kedecmer iivcth because lie lives, I shall live also; to-day 1 shall be with him in Paradise." And so she prwcd out.of this life into a better, her last hour be- ing evidently dying, but the com- fortable entrance into a nobler aod-hap- pier existence. As the neighbor women prepared her for burial, there was a general feeling auriorjg them that Sarah should have a different funeral from that common in the place, where the schoolmaster cold- ly and gravely read a chapter, and his own form of burial service. That there should be a regular paraon and a sermon, was the general no one believed it possible to obtain desire there was no preacher witlTin twenty miles, nnd, moreover, was too drunk to care any- thing about it, while nearly all tbe men were off in the vessels. iSarjh passes awaj- toward (he of the afternoon, and her death so en- grossed popular feeling that the won- derful event of a stranger riding through the village, on a good horse, well-filled saddle-bags, and putting up with Master Hastings, excited little attention. By seven next morning, about the time when all good house- wives had "done up" their breakfast dibhes, this stranncr nnd Master Hast- ings set forth for a w.ilk. They fiibt passed by a snitll group Of men, among whom was Tom Kpp, getting out their fishing-boats. Here Master said briefly, A relative of mine, nni a parson." The parson shook hands all around, and with Master Hastings pussed on to tho Here was llie same indoduction, this time to the store-keeper and to three women who were buying material for Sarah's fhroud Kvcn by tin.- time, so quickly docs fly iu one of these 1'tUe vil- lages, every man, woman, ana eliful knew that a parson was in the place, and all rushed to the door or window to comment and wonder, as with Master Hastings he nexi proceeded to the forloin dwelling of Jim Wren. Here were Mrs Annie Adatns, Bess and Aunt Kezzy, the fat, kind hearted landlady of the Blue Mackerel'" who was sorry enough for Lacy, angry at Jim, and entirely without a suspicion that her hou.-e, or her family, h.uj had anything to do with Sarah's e.irly with a weary sigh but let uie fix a litt'le minister's there." Jim submitted with the nonchalance of those great things. whole soul was devoted tn the question when nnd how lie should pet whisky, nnd such little matters os death, n.itiis- teis, and decency failed to wove him. He was bare-footed, but Lucy brought his socks and which she ul- kept clean for him ehc washed his face; fcroa wot and Jyushed his shag- gy hair, und then in pullir.g him into a well-brushed and well-mend- ed ponjackef.; she then led hiui into the house, and established him in a cor- ner of tho settle, sitting beside hius and holding his hand The minister had been, during this time, studying his little audience. A keen and yet a loving student of human nature, he already undersWro the little band before him He divined also, as soon Jim entered, thalfhc had better bo left unnoticed until he had become accustomed lo the sound of the strange voice, and might a word to attract liis attention. J eyeo moist- ened PS he saw the fovlnrn" girl taking her father's unresponding hand, and not less did a suildvri mistswjni before the vision of the stalwart Da.neV. All being now ready, Sarah's well-worn 13'tble was opened, and tu ihope watchers by the dead cauie the words, "And a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Beth- any." O mother said Mrs Annie Adams to her old mother in law when she went home at noon, there is minister come to stop awhile at the Cove, nnd he is to preach Sirah's fune- ral to-morrow afternoon. I wi.ih you could have heard him this morniiiit" "A minister, did you say, Annie cried the old lady. Why. child since I've Sarah Wien talk, and have seen her die, I have thought much that I am an old woman, and uiy time's coming soon, anil it .'coms to me that thfc Yfurds of the gospel would come like cold water to p.irclied ground id lud sent hi.s messengers of sickness nnd death, and they, having done their Appointed work and gone their iPay, followed by the preach- er of the Word. The new evanyel had Ijeen cpokcn first in the house of Jiu> ren Aunt Kezzy thought it re- 5 ielt that it was won ii1 Adnms it cauio as fche had Ion" un- O The Dane went on his by long occa.ion the only people of Lucky Cove absent from preaching. The minister had scattered among his audience some d-zon eop'ca of the Village an.di requert whoever posted a B.ble brought it, aided thus, the congregation joined in home Flour Feed E3 2 Mukcr and Kepairer of Boots Shoes. Bhop on Clnrk street, north nnd oppo- site of Wedge Spieer's Drug si ore. FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN arc employed. Repairing done to order, clie.ip nmi on aliort uoticc. Oive him a cull. Albeil Lea, Minn. Whines. A.M. SQUIEK. CITY EXPRESS DRAY LINE. in I1AHD nnd SOFT COAL. Also Sensoncfl Wood. Orders lefi on the alien. led to nt ouce at MALLEHY BROS. Are prepnred to clnrt tlieir For I lie Orders solicited :ixr BABBITT NOBLE, C :E3 1ST WOOD i-OIL Leave orders on the slnle nt A. K. John- or f lawyers ff OHH A. I.OVM.Y. II. 1'AllKl 11 LOVELY PARKER, A. T TO KINKY; At Oflicc i'! Hfwill's Hlock, up stuivs. 1st floor. ALP.KRT LI, MIN R C A- JI- Tviif-H. STACY TYRtR, Mornrysnt Notaries Vnblic, Uenl Estate and Collecting Agents. COXNEVANCI SO kinds adcumtely done, ncknowlodg- ments Inkcn oaths mlininitlered. Taxes pni'l, invcstig-ilcrl. Lands bought and seld. Pm-tioulftr all cut ion paiJ to collection. Clark and Newton Sis., Albert Lea HEMAN BLACKMER, ILUKUT LEA, JOHN ANDEKSON, AT H, ANII MOTAHY ITIIMt: Pfficc over Wedge Spicci's Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, MINX. B. RUMSEY, JOHN IN FLOUR, FKKU, BH VN.OATS, CORN, OAT-MKAL, At Lowest Market Trice Cl.irk Street, near corner of Broad- w.iy, Albert Lra, Minn. MRS. JOHN STAGE'S MEAT MARKET CASH PAID FOR CORN AND OATS A. J. BALCII, Hiding rented the line i-liop, formerly hy ISrown, is now prepared lo do nil kinds of repmt ing, particularly inllie hue of Wagons, Sobs. etc. AVood-w oik on also pointing -to Eveiything chenp and on short notice. Give Him a Call. HERE and surely I I ell you Hint MR COLBY'S Utikery is the and clieap- Refreshment plnoc iu Al- beit Lea. I linvojiist been Ihore to- ilny, nnd he gave me for 10 cents, is surely worlli loiible the nniount. Now look hero, iny friend, the next time you eo 'o 1 will go with you nod linve you show me the place. I have just been lo lovin. und nm now on my wny home. I am AWFUL HUNGRY! nnd I want lo bo sure of tbe place Find him one door south of Win. store, Albert Leiv. JUST OPENEDf The undersigned have now openoti their Mont Mm ket, one door north of Fnlmer's iiore where riinv lie found n full nnd com- plete of All Kinds of Meats I Which will be ns CHKAP MS possible. The pntronngc of the public ib resptct- fully solicited. GIVE US A TEIALT BRUNDIN THOLSTRUP, Proprietors. CASH paid for Hides nnd Tallow. A. II. JVTMILLEN II REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET! On East side Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLE'S STOUE. INCREASED FACILITIES FOR BUSINESS, HE PRO- 'POSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION T THAN EVER DEFORE. pnid for Hides, Tullow, ILHKRT LKA Spccinl attt-ntion given lo collections liort time notes and mortgages purchased YOUNG MEIT. the 4-illtor of imprr for bntr .n.-inb.-r (nt diBCOimt) In thr Baj lies .Ucrrnnlllr Kcokiik, lawn, on Hie Jloak-ket-piM-H, I'fiiiiinii, lie. porterM, Opel-morn, nml TrapUcre thoroiiBh. l> Wnn't t" 1'rot. Miner f I MEAT MARKET WILLIAM TUNELL Again calls attention to his FINE MEAT MARKET, Where cnn be found ivl nil times, choice culs of Beef, Porlf, Mutton, Sausage, AUo FISH, PODLTllV, and WILD GAME in their season IJROADWAY, near Armstrong's Bank- LKA, MINN. Tlie first totlirm was deuth iudeeJ, slir liad nursed the sick Death. In lianiluts .sucA as the simple people form, as it wore, fine fam- ily Quo not languish from day to d.iy on a sicV-bcd, and f.n down to the grave, unnoticed of liis neighbor next door. With tho affectionate soHuirndc of relatives, tho had marked for year1! the daily sorrows and patience ot .Mrs Wren Jim's course had been steadily degraded from the post of captain, HP ha'd been successive- ly first officer, second officer, coxswain, cook, common hand before the mast, aivl at itMijrlli rojectod altogether, and too brutaliEed to fee] shntnc or desire employment, he sat all day nt the IJlue drinking what he could tret, and at evening was thrust out by the landlord to yo home ns he could, or sleep in the streets. iSouie- tinics Lucy went after him; but, when Tom Epp was ashori, he fell naturally into that same thankless office, nnd carried Jim Wren home cs once he had carried hi.s own father. Lucy, on her part, had quite enough to do to jret broad and fuel for tho little household, and nurse her dyina mother; in fact, she would have found the work great, except for the help of tlie neighbors. Fish front Tom Epp; this, that, and the ocher delicacies for the invalid from the villagers pay from Master Hastings for ui.iking Ilia shirts, and flour and wood for friendship's sake, those helped Lucy over the rough place? of her lot. Ue- sidef the ready neighbors sat up long nights with the sick woman, and helped nurse her during- weary days, and thus they all entered together into a new and solemn experience, which be- came the staple of conversation in all the hamlet, and stirred deep thoughts in all minds. Lying there on her dying bed, Sarah was unwittingly preparing the way of the Lord, and casting up in the desert a highway. She had never seen the minister she hua longed to sec, and the schoolmaster had never given her the explanations she had begged. A dingy old Biblo had been her one help- er but on these dim had shown brighter and brighter the illumination of the Spirit. Out of her own infinite needs she had learned to pr.iy. She had had only tbe Bible without note or comment, nu preaching of the word had been hers; but out of that Bible she had learned of a crucified but risen Savior, waiting to be gracious. She had seen the gate of mercy set open for whosoever nnd the Book of Revelation had opened tho doors of pearl, and shown her the glorious vistas of the city of our God, tb.0 land where none shall say, I am whero there bhall be no more curse, neither sorrow ror crying, and where God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Therefore, before by the loosening of the silver cord she had entered upon the rest that remaineth for the people of God, Sarah had cnmd to experience the perfect pence of ttiftse wl'ose minds are stayed on Him amid poverty, shame, desertion, pain, and death, she had eonia into the paviliotf of the Holy One, ?.nd abode in a great! calm. A plain nnd silent woman, sh'c had no narration of experiences fho ftould not describe the change that had passed upon her, nor any spiritual processes. She could not even anuounce that woman, and sent her chicken brcth and fresh she was wont to say, like n sister." In the half darkened room of the lit- tie house this group was sealed. On the bed lay Sarah's body, covered with a fine linen sheet, part of her marriage providmgs. Fat Aunt Kezzv occupied the big chair, sighed now und then, and fanned herself, lur want of other occupation. On a coiner of the settle was Bess, the one bright, vigorous, comfoi ting object in the p'nce, gently stroking the hair of poor Luey, whn persons were at homo-nml iln-y were bed-ridden. The little roTTm of the house could ortlv hold the table bearing the pint' cnffin, and the group of nearest friendi that sat around The remaining people stood in the front yard space; ond standing in the door- way, between the living and the dead, the minister thcui the good news: "He though he werejjjead, yet shall he and liveth and shall never die This was on a Friday, nnd it nounccd that on the Sabbath as there was .no room in t large enough to hold the ___ people, the minister would the sloping side of the headland rose above the Cove And now was the longer numbered by the d.iys of the week, nor by the marvcluiis catchc.o of but only by the pre.ichinss. For as that great wind that blew across the valley W vision started instant into life nil the dry bones and disjected mem- bers of humanifjjsjlp the mi-hiy breath of God swept hamlet by the sea, nnd there was a strange stirring of emotions and a shaking of soulc, and topic of conversation was the wonderful news brought by thepieach- er and the one manner of reckoning the passing duys was that on this one was a preaching, on that a prayer- meeting, nnd on another the parson had opened up the wonderful story of the prodigal, who would arise and go to his father. Therefore, chronicling the life of these people as it was lived, we pass to the Sabbath of that first greit preach- ing on the green land-ward slope of headland. Phil was there His ship hud been winged home in a fortunate hour. He brought a chair on his shoulder for his old mother, and stood foremost in the group, his wife on his arm and Bess by the hand, while Kate filled up the space between Bess and Rolf, who was now nearly ns tall as the father by whom he who had seen Denmark and the northern seas. The Dune, with his locks white as the snows on Hermon, hip mighty frame unbowed by the many years that rested upon him, hi.s fiery eyes bent on the speaker, as one passionately intent to hnar, was a prominent figure in thp au- dience. Lucy was there, in some at- tempt at mourning for her mother, yet with a calm hope shining through hrr grief. Tom Epp was near her. left the worse thati fatherless girl should feel neglected and hearing for the first time of charts, and beacons, and signal-lights for the Cruise of things the luck of which he had so of" ted deplored. Aunt was not absent Curi- osity nnd a vage idea that religion' something supremely respectable, wi h the fondness natural to her for b'ciiii; wherever many people were assembled, always brought hci> to the meetings. The landlord, Jim Wren, another