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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - February 3, 1876, Albert Lea, Minnesotafer m jj ■»--~' jgg the FREEBORN HOliNTV STANDARD. runr.isiiKw bvkrt thurhdat. tsrais, Per Year, Iii Advance, $*2 00 RAT RP OR Al*V F. RT ISING.I I Or i 2 w I 4 w I 8 rn G in | I yf—7‘ I llic.l I AM I 1.501 2 50 4.50 6.00 10.00'I ut a Ii 1.751 2.50' 3.501 8.00 8.50 13.00R inch •2.5.1 ;i.50 5.00 I 7.00 9.00(16.504 itwh SM 4.50; 5.50 10.00 I GJK) 20.00ti lash 4.OWj 5.5'I GA 5 12.00 18.00,25.(HII col 4 5 I 5.25 7.OO 14.00 22.00 80.00 col ti. 50 8.5 I 12.00 22.00 180.00 50.00I «»! iU.W ll MJH) IKJ*) <80.00 J50 OO|OO.OOVOLUME 16. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1876. NUMBER 5 Hankers. mntist A. II. STREET, M. 1)., CO ALL WORK WARRANTED to give complete satisfaction. TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIK! Office, at his Drag Store, near fie Post Office, Albert Lea, Minnesota. _____ OR. DE M. CRANDALL, TTI bnTXS T. WAT, Office over A. E. Alberi Lea Johnson’s store, Droad- TRE FREERORN COIXTY RANK. Thus. II. ARMSTRONG, Hunker. ALBERT LEA, - MINN. H. I). BROWN’S [ti CCKSNOn TO F. HALL.] Established ALBERT LEA, _    -    1807. minnesota. -------_    ,---  H.    A.    Avery. '■'dentistry Buford’* Block, Austin BABI lit* Hide ut Dentist* A LBF HT LE A, _    _    -    Branch    Office, & Spicer’s from March Will be at Wedge Gill to ‘Joth 181 b. REFERENCE Dr A. O. Wedge, I>r. C. W. Ballard. Mr*. P. T. Scotland. Mrs. Win. Booth. Physicia M. NI. DODGE, M. $ mce at Wood’* Drug store. Ill lic.sid *uoe orer Post MINN. A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Buys Gold and Silver. Buys United i>tat6s Roq<1b. Buys Gold Drafts. Buys Mutilated Currency Sells Domestic Exchange. Sells Echange on all the Principal Cities of Europe. Xioans Money, discounts notes, Negotiates County, Township, District Bonds. MRS. JOHN STAGE, Has recently returned from her trip East with one of the Largest and Best SELECTED stock of MILLINERY GOODS, EVER BROUGHT INTO THIS MARKET. THESE HAVE BEEN PURCHASED ESPECIALLY TO MEET THE WANTS OF FALL & WINTER TRADE Which will be sold unusually low. HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR SUMAKT HAIR, ALBERT lev, -    -    2    I.___ D C KomIsukL eclectic physician and surgeon t a IN LAKE CITY , MINN., wni,ret .ii a«e«cs *°1whi£m”“kurJ i. subject, to the best of his ab. un. Dr. Rowland ha* made a specialty ot Women and Children, and chronic disease., .na .UC***. CW,.Lion,» free, lo .f gents. INTEREST ALLOWED ON POSITS. and Schoo TIME DE- IA very Stables. LIVERY STABIjE, OF WILSON & OSTROM First-cluss Rigs of all kinds, with or without drivers. Call til© “ BROAD WAV STABLE.” EAST SIDE OF BROADWAY. Near the Court Hon***, Albert Lea, Minn 48if CITY LIVERY ANO SALE STABLE. Collections receive energetic and prompt Remittances made daily. attention Lawyers &' Land ______ a w. white, CLERK IIF TBF, MSM CDI KT, ■“’“Ass.irs.J™ <r AGENT, St!., N« ., \< - l’.rliculnr nu,.mon paid Jo H™"« ‘ «»£ ■ (.on*.    Office a. tho Court I oui*. tv BE RT LEA, -    -    J    V ' L -    —    —      J,.    U.    P. HIBB-*. A, Cf. WeMC. WEDGE & HIBBS, attornKV^ «* LiVW I, ‘Vod^f's Block, Corner AHY. MINN. )ffice, Room No. Clark and ALBERT LEA, - ’I road way. Charges are in accordance with the ens tom of National Banks in this State. H. D. BROWN, Banker. REFERCEKCES. First National Bank, Austin, Minn. First National Bank, St. Paul. Fourth National Bank, New York Fourth National Bank, Chicago. Hoofs and Shoes. KTBW Boot & Shoo Shop. O. DF1- Nelson NEW BUGGIES, CARRIAGES, HARNESSES. aud RELIABLE HORSES. First-class Turnouts at Reasonable Prices ! TUR FIRST GLASS. I had often noticed when we were in any party of pleasure amongst our companions, how Cyrus Greyson avoided liquor. The merriest occasion, the hottest day, or the coldest evening, found him strictly temperate—a cold wa‘er man of the most rigid type And yet, he made no strong profession of temperance, and in his life there was every temptation to mere pleasure seeking. He was wealthy, an artist of no mean standing, a favorite in society, and would have been eminently handsome, but for an expression of sadness that never left his dark eyes, a reserve that hung over his speech on all occasions But that he loved me. that we had be come like brother* in five years of intimate friendship, I should never have learned the secret of his Badness, or the cause of his strict temperance principles. I remember well the morning he came into my studio quite early to find me nursing a splitting headache, instead of finishing a picture upon my easel. It was but seldom I allowed good company or great occasions to lead me into drinking, but my headache that day was most certainly attributed to a free flow of champagne on the previous evening, and Cyrus knew it. lie made no comment, passed around the room a little, and then sitting near me, he said in a voice that, to me, proved that he had nerved himself to some great effort. “Will, old fellow, I’m going to melee you my father confessor, tell you the ■tory of my life " His face was so deadly pale, and his whole appearance so shocked me that I cried :    “Not if it troubles you to tell, cy r ‘•Never mind that, I want to tell it. You will respect my secret, Will, I know. I was a boy of five years old, I think, when my father suddenly disappeared from our home. I cannot tell you whit his business was, I never knew. but we always had lived in comfort, and my vague memory of father,    ,    „ scalls on1 J Puniness for a,, mother and ■? FP?" “a ‘“r»    .    . .. ~2Z.tr th. ni.lv chiM    I    “I    r.r«i    her    up,    and    hem Corner of Broadway bort Lea, Mina. I< ami Clark streets, . HALL, Proprietor. “I read the appeals to the goveftiof for pardon, after he Was convicted and sentenced, praying for pity in consideration of hie youth, bis previous good conduct, and his family. “I real his own fetter, pleading his bewildered brain at the time he struck the fatal blow, and the entire absence of any attempt to kill the man who had been an utter stranger two hours before he lay dead at his feet. I read the governor’s refusal of the prayers and petitions of some of the most influential men in the country. “Then I came to the prison scenes, the la»t days and hours of the condemned man. I read every word of the harrowing accounts of the parting with friends and family, the sickening details of the execution and closing scene of the funeral. In tho last paper, thoro was simply the notice of the death of the murderer's wife, a few weeks I aer. “When my grandmother returned to me, she said in a low pleading voice : “Cyrus, you see how strong drink brings men to the gallows,” and she shuddered aud turned white as ashes. I tried to brave it out. “This is an exceptional case,” I said. “I am a gentleman, grandmother, and drink cannot lead mo%to murder. It is a beastly habit, I owu. hut it need never become habitual. A glass now and then will hurt no one.” She put a shaking hand on the papers. “I have heard that same argument from this man whose trial you have just read, who gave upon the gallows, a life that might have been noble and useful, because in his youth he would not give up the occasional glass of* good fellowship and sociability ” “You knew him V ished. “I knew him well. I have pleaded with him as I plead with you.”—and here, to my horror, she knelt at my feet —“ to entreat him to leave untouched and untasted the fatal glass that leads to crime. “Oh, CyTus. do not read this story with careless heart, do not turu from ktf BMcli Arden Btwrj la rrate. Who of my yotlng friends have read the sorrowful story of “ Km*cbuArd**n.” an sweetly and simply told by th* great English poet ? It ta the story of a man who went to sa©,leaving behind a sweet young wife and a little daughter. He was cast away oh s desert island, where he remained several yeafs, when be won discovered and taken off by a pasting vessel. Coming back to his native town. he found his wife married to an old playmate—a good man, rich and hon ored, with whom she was living happily. The poor man, unwilling to cause ber pain and perplexity, resolved not to make himself known to her,aud lived and died alone. The poem has remind ed me of a very similar story of my owu latish,’ he said New England neighborhood* which I I the ship, be is mine before trod and man. I am David Matson and the it the mother of my children.” “And mine, loo!’* ated Belat iah. “ I left her with a babe In her arms 'lf Mr Legend or I HR. Night hmb see twdmsp. awd- in a sm»N big hut. in foal* A* # KW mite* I rem Trenton, N. * f rn* foe* mea, ft.wr of whom were ti ffed at a# fid oak ret ta* hie in the centre <*f the tool* engaged in paying card#; #W4« they fPMggrntiy moistened thew feroftf* with* I*!** draughts from #©w«»wte» jug that mood* on the iab*c They were bfeftff Jfewrdkcf, look int: men, Mfd    their    drear*- which somewhat reset* Wed th# Bm tall* uniform, they Were etidfirttfy Ifoffew The other was a slow# built yotfffg- Waft* clad in the Co© I Inert*! MffeWfe HW* eat in one corner of flie’reoil! With* hi© fare buried in his hands. Tom,” aa id one of the you ire Uurid Malawi!. yow ri^hi« her j r„,m uble, and Matin* biffin is outlawed ; at any ratef she is mine, sud I ani not the one to give ber np ” “ God is great ? ** said poor David Matson, unconsciously repeating the Now. why can t you familiar Wordy of Mo* I cfd submission “ His will be done I loved her, I shall never see her again. Give these, with my blessing, to the good woman and the boys,** and he handed over, with a sigh, the little bundle containing the gifts for his wife and children. Ile shook hands with his rival. “IV looking hack aa he left my the young prisoner—-for suet* fee fff1 dent IV was—“Tom, you sud t #rfe» school boy* together.and I fev# yaw Jhr#.-give up \our wiltf us ? Y ow'rc our prm*-don’t we shall hand' I cried, anion- have often heard, and which I will fry to tell, not in poetry, like Alfred Ten uysou’s. but in my own poof prose I Oso asure my readers that, in its main particulars, it is a true tale : One bright summer morning, more than three score years ago, David .liaison, with bis young wife and his two healthy, barefooted boys. stood on the bank of the river near their dwelling. They were waiting there for Belat iah Curtis to come round the point with his wherry and take the husband and father to the port a few miles below. The Lively Turtle was about to sail on a voyage to Spain, and David was going as her mate. They stood there in the lovely morning sunshine talking cheerily, but had you been near enough you could have seen tears in Anna Matson s blue eyes, for she loved her husband and knew there was always danger on the sea. And David » bluff, cheery voice trembled a little now aud then, for tile honest sailor loved bis snug home on the Merrimack, with the dear wife and her pretty b<*ys Hut presently the wherry came alongside, and David was just stepping into it when he turned back to kiss his wife aud children once more. “ In with you. man,” said iMatiah Curtis “ There s oo lime for kissing and such fooleries when the tide serves ” And so they parted Amia and the the ship, boys.*' Ay, ay, sirI1 a careless tone. good to Anna aud O    A responded the sailor.'!n He watched the poor man parsing slowly up the narrow street Until out of sight “ It’s a hard case for notions and join oner, and if you you over to the beadqua tern to-mou# f while, if yon jot© us, your fort*hi iii ©tad*; for with jour bravery and r»V»*i you will distinguish yourself in th* J loyal army, and after the reb*)!©*© ic crushed out your ease shall be reward*^ by knightboud and promotion in th* -ruiy. Now. there ate two alternatives J whi« h do you choose ? n “Neither,” said the young maw, raising his head and look ?he straight in his eyes :    “    I    am ho#,, a * you nay, your prisoner, but when thff old David,” he said, helping himself to Utech strikes twelve I shall disappear " but I’m glad a fresh cud of tobacco ; I’ve aren the last of him. l*elatiah Curtis reached home; he told Anna the story of her hoabaud.and laid his gifts on her lap. She did not shriek or faint, for she was a healthy woman, with strong nerves, but she stole away by herself and wept bitterly. She lived many years after, but could never be persuaded to wear the pretry shawl which the husband of her youth scut as his farewell gift, There it,however, a tradition that, ia accordance with her dying wish, it was wrapi«?d about ber poor old fhoulders iii the Coffin and was berried with her. The little, old, bull’s eye watch.which is still in the possession of one ct her grandchildren, is now all that remains of David Matson, the lost man. What he Wanted. About a week ago a man went into Frank Schmidt’s to get shaved. Alter he had settled himself in the chair, lie ran his fingers through his hair to ascertain its length ; then be to the barber said : “lfi* you think my hair needs catting r> J amb.* H. Parkeb John* A. Lovely. LOVELY & PARKER, ATTOHN1‘:vs At LAW, 1st door. - MIN Having purchased property Broadway, has opened * on dnirs Office in Hewitt’s Block, up ALBERT LEA, -    2    __ HEMAN BLACKMER, lawyer X. A. IS I> FOK    » LAS‘ ALA KUT LUA, -    ’ M. Ty ber. K a STACY a TYRER, a    * I -IVV    Notaries Public, Real Attorneys at Law, Estate and Coliscuug Agents. CONNEVANU I NG ■Cf all kinds adorn ately done. acknowledgments taken oaths administered, Sc. Taxes paid. Titles investigated, Lam I bought and Held. Particular attention paid to collection. ‘darner Clark aud BuOT & SHOE STORE, FOR- CUSTOM MADE WORK. Four or five workmen will be constantly employed, ami orders for New Good or for Repairs will be filled, cheap aud on the shortest notice 8tf GIVE HIM A CALL. I I un. Newton St-., Albert Lea Hotels. HALL W. (I. FOSTER, Proprietor. Albert Lea, - - Mum. ■WeL>L)or House Thin Hotel Laving recently been completely refitted and furnished, is now prepared to give AMPLE ACCOMMODATIONS to all guests and travelers. Good stabling aud attentive grooms. Commodious sample room* connected with the premises •rraphs. J*. A. Fuller’s PHOTOGRAPH ROOMS, Union Block, East side Broadway, Lit HHT LEA MINN JOHN M. MARTY, Civil Engineer X Surveyor Formerly County Surveyor of X^«t Crosse County, AVire., respectfully says    to    the people of Freeborn County that he is prepared    to    do    any kind ol Surveying, laving out Town Plats, Roads etc., as well as making plans and specifi cations for Houses, Barns, etc. 4114 GOOD NEWS! lf yon want to buy good FLOUR and FEED, call at J. T. GREEN’S Flour Feed and Variety Storey where you will always find the best quality ever offered for sale in this Market, and at the LOWEST PRICE TO LIVE AND call and be convinced. J. TRUESDELL, I UST IN, -    -    -    MINNESOTA DEALER IN BOOTS & Meat Markets. We TUNELL Well known and long established MEAT MARKET\ Will alway- be found open and well supplied with the BEST QUALITY OF MEAT. which the country affords. BEEF. PORK, MUTTON, VEAL. Fish and Poultry will always be found in their seasons at Irs shop, while LARD. TALLOW, IIAMS. SAUSAGE, AC., will be kept constantly on haod. Give him a call. Four doors south of the Webber House, ALBERT LEA, -    -    - MINN. 19tf. His Stock of fire Goods rfo 111 A. ll. M MILLEN HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET On East side Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLES STORE. myself, the only chill. “After he left us mother sank into * most despairing* sorrow, weeping convulsively at all time, ofteu praying fervently, wasting away to a mere shad-ow of herself. She wa* absent from home a great deal, and my grandmoth- ; er came to care for mc. They would he gone for hours at a titre on alternate j days, always coming home weeping and prostrated by sorrow I cannot tell how long this lasted, but oue day they went out together, were gone till late at night, leaving me with the servant When they came home mother was carried into the house insensible, and my I grandmother seemed hardly more eon- j seious. All night from my little crib, ! I could hear them sobbing and praying in what, even in my childish compre- j heusion, told me was the extreme ago- j ny of despair and grief. The next day my father was brought home dead, in his coffin, and I kissed him for the last time. “I remember a long illness of my mother’s, and ber death. Then we traveled, grandmother aud I, a long, long distance to a new city. “Here I was sent to school, and for the first time I heard myself called by the name I now bear, Gyrus Greysoo. I questioned my grandmother about this, remembering my mother had always called me her ‘darling Freddy.* but she told me sadly, I must try to forget my old name, and something in her white face and hushed voice compelled my awed submission. “These are my childish impressions of sorrow, soon forgotten in my happy life. For in spite of the unalterable sadness of my grandmother’s face, I was very happy. My home was very pleasant, with every comfort wealth could give, and I was allowed all childish in lier tenderly in my arms. “You take my state last night too much at heart,” I said. “I shall ©ever become a drunkard, and really grand ma, it ;s not very flattering to aupp«»se I shall beoome a murderer and die by banging,” and I laughed aloud in th^ pride of my strength. “ I must tell him ! I must tell him ” my grandmother moaned. ‘I have kept it from him ail these years, but I must tell him now Cyrus,’ she said, rising to her full height, and looking down upon me where I sat, ‘you say you are in no danger of this man s fate. \*uu are a gentleman. He was from one of the best families in the country, a scholar and a mau of wealth and refinement. Y ou are young, he was not thirty. I say to you, stop now ; Make boys went back to their home.and David (    £L‘ to the port, whence he sailed off in the I    barber    seemed    to    study    for ’lith* pas?-d.    *Qd    then replied : , and winter ^ ^    ^    think    it    I •    •    ii port Lively Turtle. And inc* autumn foliated summer the autumn ; and then spiing erne, anon, it was summer on the riverside, ! and he did not come back. And another I needs a little trimming After the barter bad shaved him, he told the in*!* to sit up; and after the year passed, aud then the old sailors md 10,10 had straightened up, the barber fishermen shook their heads solemnly, and said the Lively Turtle was a lost ship, and would never come back to port And poor Anna had her bomba sine gown dyed in black, her straw bonnet trimmed with mourning ribbons and henceforth she was known as the Widow Matson. And how was it ail this time with David himself? Now you must know that the Mohammedan people of Algiers and Trip** Ii, and Magadore and Sallee, on the Barbary coact, bad for a long time teen continued “How much shall I uke off?” “Not any,” replied the man, prompt- >jr- “Then,” inquired the barter, “why did you a>k me if your hair needed catline, eh ?” “Because I just waoted you opinion ; nothing more.” And, paying his fifteen cents, he dr-parted. a vow and keep it, for I tell you that in the habit of fitting out galleys and this man who gave up his life to expiate his crime, tau my so* and your father r ” armed boat* to seixe upon merchant vee eels of Christian nations, and make slaves of their crews and passengers j oat My father !** I gasped, feeling as j as men calling themselves Christians in it the ban TRADE WILL BK FOUND COMPLETE. ALL OF WHICH WILL BE SOLD VERY CHEAP, In view of the depression in the Grain .Market.    I    Ct OLE Ta Bra, Maker and Repairer of Boots & Shoes. Shop on Clark street, north and opposite of Wedge & Spicer’s Drug store. FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN are employed. Repairing done to order, cheap and on short notice. Give him a call. 87tf    Albert    Lea,    Minn. WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS, HE PROPOSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION! THAN EVER BEFORE. g££rCash paid for Hides, Tallow, &c., &c. TRY RIM ! NEW MEAT MARKET. rn JACOB STAUDENRAUS Has opened a new MEAT MARKET on Clark street, east of McNeil & Van Vechten’s Carpenter Shop, where he proposes to keep everything usually found in his line, and also proposes to sell at &6 JLIOW KATSIS as the Murket will afford I. J. Pauusoh. O. P. HANKO*. HANSON & PAULSON, Manufacture™ of Hoots db Siloes, All work warranted to Rive aatinfactiou aud done to order on chort notice. Shop near cor. of Broadway aud Williams streets, Albert Lea, Minn. Lines. HOVICK H r ay WING EXPRESS & DRAY LINE. A portion of the patronage of the cit! lens ot Albert Lea ie respectfully solicited 49tf XI ct XX db West, DEALERS IN General MrrohandiHo, AUSTIN, -    MINN. My lAOtto is LET LIVE! First Jour OU th of I * road ii ay, Albeit Lea lh IVvple’i fiji, Any and all job* attended to on first call, and w irranted to give satisfaction. LttATc orders on (he Slate at A. E. John-son’w store, Albert tea, Minn. A. II. Sui IKR.    O.    H.    Babbitt. SQUIER & BABBITT. Successors to PQU I KR BROS. CITY EXPRESS & MAY UHE. Older* wav b** left on (be Slate al LINCOLN l>RoTLIERS. Or. A. Souse Having bought the old and favorite stand of A C Himeb.iugh is prepared to do all kinds fff Bl ACK SMITHINQ —and— IIORSE^lIOKllNG. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call and see. Albert Lea.    45tf N. Bt. ELLICKSON, Carpenter and Builder Mr. K-i* an Architect from Chicago, and hi thoroughly oonvursaut with lwtrse de- •ig**. dulgences, while my restraints were only judicious and kindly ones. I went to good schools, aud when I wished to be an artist, every advantage ot study and travel was given me, till at twenty-one, I was legally put into possession of my father’s share of my grandfather’s property, aod learned—” Here Cyrus paused, great drops of perspiration standing on his face, but after a momentary struggle, he said : The night before I became of age, Will, some of my friends were in my studio, and we sent for champagne to celebrate my birthday. I had, years before, promised my grandmother never to touch liquor, but, carried away by my companions’ urging and example, I took on that night my first and last glass. “Before the party broke tip I was intoxicated, for the only time in my life. I have a dim recollection ol my grand mother’s cry of horror, as I reeled up stairs, after my friends left me, and my own patig of shame as I heard it, but I slept heavily, and attoke late the next day. “I expected a reproof and lecture when I went to my grandmother's, room, but she did not speak one word referring to my condition the previous flight. 44 ‘Cyrus/ she said, sadly, ‘before you go to the lawyer’s I wish you to read some papers I have bere.’ “Old newspapers they were, dated sixteen years before, and columns in tended for my reading were heavily marked in pencil. “My grandmother left life alone, end I read ail she had marked. It was the history of a murder committed in the heat of passion, and while the muYderer was under the effect of etfofcg drink. He was described as a handsome man un ler thirty years of age, of talent anc promise, an<f not addicted to liquor At some festive gathering he had been led into intoxication, and while eraiy with drink, had beoome involved in quarrel, striking hw opponent with a poker, and killing him instantly. “I read evofj Word of the trial where the I est talent of the country de fended the criminal, where money was freely spent, and every effort made to save the guilty luau. i gen an s rope was already knotted around my throat. “Frederick Carroll was your father. Y ou must have learned your name today, but the lawyer mercifully promised me to tell you no more. J tell ^ou. because I see you hovering on the verge of the precipice over which your father was hurled by the demon of drink. “ ‘I tell you Frederick Carroll, that if with your lather’* name and wealth you inherit his cateleas disregard of the dangers of his path on which you have taken yonr first step, so also will you inherit the fate that gave him a murderer’s grave, that killed his young wife, and drove his widowed mother and on ly child to seek a home in a distant city, and hide their thame in a false name.’ ” Cyrus paused for a long time after be quoted bis grandmother’s passionate appeal, and I lay very quiet, inwardly resolving that the painful sacrifice he was making for my sake should not be made in vain. After a time he spoke again : “I took my burden, Will, from that hour, the curse that I will carry to my grave, and that no deed of mine can ever efface. I am the son of a murderer who was hanged on the gallows for tis crime I can never tell you what hays suffered, carrying this secret ever hidden in my heart. Will, dear friend,” And Cyrus took my hand in his own “Do you know why I tell you all this? Because I ove you ! You are dear to me ai a mother, and I would not have you tread the path that might .blight your youug life as my father’s blighted, curse your son ss I am cursed !” And you have not told it in vain,” I cried. “God bless yod for lite lYofds,” he said ; “it will be some comfort in my weary life if I can think I have snatched you from the perilous path where so many youn^ feet stray to crime. I will add one more secret to my story, Will. My physician tells me my earthly pilgrimage is nearly over. When the coffin lid closes over me, Will, when no heart can be toro bj the story I have told yon, will you use my confidence to try add win others as I have won yod front the demos of drink ?” I promised compliance with his wish, and in this sketch, prayerfully and tearfully recorded, I keep the pledge, and tell the story af Gyrus Greyson’s first glass. A consrfetiticrtfo Wotrfatf is in i quandary to know whether, after spending half the season trying to convince ber neighbor’s bens of the impropriety of using her Woodshed for a sitting room, the rules of honesty require bet to notify that neighbor that these bens are adding Insult to injury by laying in America were sending vessels to Africa ! to catch black slaves for their planta-1 lion*. The Lively Turtle fell into the hands of one of these roving sea robbers, and the crew was taken to Algiers and sold in the market place as slaves, poor David Matson among the rest. When a boy he had Larned the trade ' of shipearpenter with his father, on the I Merrimack, and now he was set at work in the dock yards. His master, who was geuerallv a kind man, did not overwork him. Ile had daily his three loaves of bread, and when his clothing was worn out, its place was supplied by the coarse cloth of wool aud earners hair, woved by the Berber women Three hours before sunset he was released from work, aod Friday, which is the Mohammed Sabbath, is a day of entire rest Once a year, at the reason called | R.milden, he was left at leisure for a whole week. So time went on—days, j weeks, months and years. His dark ! hair became gray. He still dreamed of his old home oo the Merrimack, and . of hts good Anna and the boys. He j wondered whether they yet lived, what i they were doing. The hope of ever see ' ing them grew fainter and fainter, and | at last nearly died out; and he resigned ; himself to his fate as a slave for life. But one day a handsome,middle aged gentleman, iu the dress of our own countrymen, attended by a great officer of the law. entered the shipyard, and called up before him the American cap I tires. The stringer was none other than Joel Barlow, CommiMtiofier of (he United States to procure the liberation of slaves belonging to that governuieat. He took the men by the baud as they came up, and told them they were fieo As you might expect the poor fellows were very grateful) some laughed.some wept for joy, suttie shotited and sang and threw up their caps, while others, with David Matson among them. krHt down on the chips and ^batiked God for the great deliverance. “This is a very affecting scene,” said the commissioner, wiping bis eyes. 4‘ I must keep the iuipresslori tff it for my 4 Columbiad,” and drawing odt bls tablets he proceeded to write an apostrophe to freedom* which afterward found a place lf! his gfedt epic. DaVid Matson had Saved a little money during his captivity, by odd jobs and work on holidays. Ile got a pass age to Malaga, where he bought a nice shawl for his wife and a watch for each of his little toys. He then went to the quay, wktire tti American ship Was lying, just ready to sail for Boston. Almost the first man he saw on boar I was Felatlah Curtis, who had rowed him down to the port seven years before. He found that his old neighbor did not know him, so changed was he with his long beard and Moorish dress, Bas I ©ess Expenses. The Boston Traveler insists that one great drawback to the dry goods trade of that city has been the enormous ex pense* incurred in conducting thebusi rreas ; and it instances the foHowing: “At a recent meeting of the creditor* of one of the largest dry goods jobbing house* in this city, the following ex pense* were reported : Rents, ll7,OOH; salaries of salesmen, book-keepers, etc., $44,000; traveling expenses, $15,OOO; a total of I #0,000, or about IO per cei.t. of the grots amount of sales. It is from such items as these, and the persona! expenses of members of firms, that the * remarkable deficiencies come, and here is where the reform must ,§et in. In » the older and more prosperous days of I 1 our jobbing trade, the partners, with rare exceptions, were the salesmen, and when a clerk had proved himself capa I hie sod useful he was given a subordi I nate positiofl in the flfm. Now in our I lurg houses each department has a head man, at a salary income insUiH»es equal to that of a Cabinet Minister, and with as many attendants ai his command; a Denature nabob in his way. While his : I ill paid and hard-worked underlings bera the burden of the labor. Tbefe are exceptions, it Is true, bul this Is the I rule. One of the greatest evils that , have grown up of late with our large | jobbing houses is the absurd custom of I I rending out drummers. We have the , testimony of one large concern that it | does not pay and never has paid, and , the abolishing of It Would be of im mense benefit to the trade* A fow more revelations like the one we have ' alluded to must inevitably result in a i radical reform.” box of shavings Noses tire fashionable, sud have been followed. always Owed to spring—fresh violets. A Cokgrfesses, torches following as an actual conversation tween two new membrrs. After some comparison of domestic arrangements for the session, A. inquired : “ \th*t in a cloud of fire and smoke,and neuter * you nor your comrades, cot et*© ©tyre ll can prevent it. YLui may watch hie aff closely as you please, tie me hand and Toot if you will. but a highet power than y< ars ahas ordained that I aha.I leave you at that lime ” “ Poor fellow I fife mind w said the Tory. •* lie’ll talk difforewfljt in the mornings’’ . And he returned to his seat at the [able, Laving the Youth with his head agmt* resting in hts hand©. \    r*    r \\ hen the clock struck elcv«-u. t he young ptisoner drew a pipe sad in.mir tobacco from hts pocket, sad reketi the T**ry leader whether he had any ofjVe-ti 'tis to his smoking. “None in the least,” he said, adding with a laughr-“ that is. if you M pmaii*# not to pear in a cloud of tobacco *©h>Le.” The young man made no reply, bat immediately filled his pipe, having done which he arose and Commenced pacing the floor. He took half a oor.en turns up and* down each side of rile room, approaching ne*ret the table en* h time, when, I having exhausted h*sr pipe, he rcfti*i«4 , to his teal *©4 r< fokd it. { He con tin ak 4 smoke until the* clock struck twelve, when fie repose from , his scat. and, -lowly knocking the as&eff out of LL- pipe, said : “ There boys, it s twelve o’clock, and I must leave you. Good by ! ” i Immediately all around the tom* were rem streaks sf tee htetnsr squirming, the r«ibi» wa* filed wk* ! dense sulphurous smoke, attitd which was a claffol thunder. The Tories sat in their chair paralysed with fright! The smoke cleared away, but th# prisoner Was ©owhere to be seen. Th© table was overturned, the window Wft# smashed to pieces, ai.d one charr wa# lying on the g^Mod outside of lh* building. The Tory leader, after reen?eft©£ from his stupor, gave one glance around the mom and sprang out of the «indow f followed by his comrades. They raw through the forest at the top of their speed, in the direction of the British enc* to precut, fearing their muskets are! other arms to the mercy of the flatus#, which had now begun to devour th# cabin. The next day two young w en. > I reared in the Continental UrrifoMfe Wean see© standing near the ruins of the old Cafetal/ Une was our prisoner of the night previous ** J^t us hear all about it,Tom/' .-aid the other. “ Well,” said he. last everting, as I was passing this place, two Tories ran out of the eabitt and took possession of me. Before I could make any resit** ancc they lock me in J and who do Jon suppose I saw as a leader of their party but John Bart< n, our old school mate. He talked with me, and tried to indue* me to j^ in them ; but I told them ( Cotildri't dc i! j (ha! at twelve o’cb*ck I was going to escape—disa^war in ft cloud of smoke. But he laughed at Biti and said I was out of my head. A bolti ; eleven o’clock I asked him if I might smoke He said he had no object ions I >o I filled my pipe and commenced walking the <foor. I had about a pound of gunpon der in my [locket, and as I walked, strewed it ail over the floor. When the clock struck twelve, I bad# them good bye, awd told them I had to go. I then knocked the ashet out of my pipe, the powder ignited, and ft darkling flatne of Are shot serow,armed and ail over the room. filling ft with suffocating smoke. Befire it cleared away I hurled a chair through th# window, sprang out. and departed, | leaving them to ihoir own rvflcftfe©#. far the t llH0W ^ r*»t* be- *--»•-.................  -    — Ptg Breeding ran Profit —At a recent Conv chit oh in Iowa. Dr. J. C. \ Traer said. th answer th a question as have you done about your washing ? ” ] to hi* plaits in pig raising • " Oh,” said B., “ I have made so ex celletit srrnngemept about that; I hate got a firSt-rate negro good woman, I think, and have ©Hid#a bargain With .bef fof tlftt Season ai a dollar a dozen.” 44 Well,” responded A y “ I am not quite certain whether my arrangement is as cheap as that or not. I have made a bargain with a woman to do all my washing for the session for a dollar and a half a month ; blit I'll Watch it for the flrst month, and if I find your bargain is cheaper, I’M try aud get your woman to do mine too.” Speaker Kerr ought to have had these two men put on the Ways and Means Committee. To hioflk make money, the *ery bc^t I I It is sheer wastefulness to leave clothes lines tied to posts week after week, in all weather, «I pored ta fain and sun. They will SRrtainly decay if thus neglected. A good cloth(fe-Tmg will last almost a lifetime if properly cared for. But few person8 ever fbink of such small economies. -Hi- Aa it has teen discovered that a home whereupon, without telling his name,he ’ Ca I IM heated by reflects n, we ©.ay bo' e began ta put question* about his old home, and floaty asked hit© if he knew Mrs Matsou. “ I rather think I do,” ©aid Pc Lei ah. “ She’s my wife ' ” *• Your Wife!*” cried the otter. “She would    buy bdft fcoitld    get, with woman, s real 1 warranted pedijDcfe I would like the target boat of the kind. and ti e iowa on the Slime principle. She must b# Ions bodied, and with rather a coifs# * *,    •    rn bene, the boar not quite »o lengthy, with smaller    bone';    I    would    breed im January,    so    that    the pigs    wou’d be dropped iu the spring, and an as to bar© thear all    together, and then they will be uniform, which is a good recommended! to s*wk. Woiiid not keep ever eight sow# In* gcther rn one enclosure, and Wotifd fro* shut them up only when about (ti drop the pigs; would have the eftefoetifwa well Ventilated a! the top. evtti I© Winier; should have good be bJitig, which should be cha tined often enotigh to keep drv aftd prevent bceoflutig dirty. Feed twice per cfeij. abd very regular. I wen ti pigs when they are about WI days old ; do not bree J but one litter of pig# frotn a sow in a year; keep my , breeding sows in rather thin Utah, and! in good healthy condition ; give them plenty of cinders and stone c«*al ashet; think coal ashes better than w<*od ashet. A new name for it. Stand* finis©’# medical examiner, in their reporf, say “The act of shooting was siftiyK *fe« to see the time when every man may j sit down and reflect a few borning ; thoughts to warm up his dotiiicile tor th# day, instead of indulging in some wart© words with hid conjugal compaa- phenomenal expression of a# cpfepff# iou.    *    vertigo ’
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