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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - February 15, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota REAL ESTATE AGENCY. WK ve of Hale, lands pm! farms in • vt rj wn n this county. TERMS to suit everybody. 1,0W prices, long time, and a low rate of interest. IF you desire to buy a farm, call on us IF you have a farm or lands to sell, call OU ut. OUR facilities for buying and selling lands, examining aud perfecting titles, art unequaled, as we have Alibi ll VEIS, TRANSFERS, and PLATS of every piece I af land in this county. Stacy X Ty rev, Albert Lea, Miun. April 25, 1876. , ___ ------- _    _    ■MHW    — Hoots amt Shoes. freeborn Count tanbart VOLUME 17. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1877. Photographs. I Mon FREEBORN (JOUST! STANDARD, PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY. S. S. E DAV ARDS PHOTOGRAPHED Broadway, opposite Postoffice, Terms, Per Tear, In Advance, $2 OO RATES OF ADVERTISING. Boot Sn Shoe Store. o. F. & TV. I- IN olla on Have jolt received and will keep in stock the largest nsaortment of Boots Sn Shoes of all kinds To be found in town. PISTON! MADE WORK, Four or five workmen will be constantly J «*op5*jed.and orders for New Goods or for . Repairs will ba filled, cheap and on the i shortest notice Broadway west side. Albert Lea, Mina. Elf    GIVE THEM A CALL. ALBERT LEA MINN. Hankers. II. D. Brow*. D. R. P. Hins. H. D. BROWN & CO.’S 'iii UUU, I I W I 2 w 4 w | 3 in 6 in i y I 11 i inch I.oo| 1.50 2 50 4.50 6.00 10.00 2 inch 1.751 2.50 3.50| 6.00 8.50 13.50 & inch; 3.50 5 00! 7.OO 9.00 16.50 4 inch 3.25! 4.50 5.50110.00 16.00 20 00 5 inch 4.00 5.50 6.i'5 12.00 18. IX) 25.00 I col 4.50 5.25 7.00:14.00 22.00 30.00 I col 6.50 8.50 12.00 22.00 30.00 50.00 I col 10.00] 13.00 18.00 30.00 50 OO 90.00 OFFICERS OF FREEBORN COUNTY STOLEN FRUIT. A little room at the top of a house with ‘‘half” windows that opened a few inches only, and let very little ol the wretched air of the crowded street, into as poor a room as ever poor woman tried to keep clean. it had not the immaculate spotlessness of the traditional home of poverty of the Sunday-school books, but that I believe to be a fable ; and do what the owner comd, the smell of cabbage, which the good German housewife down stairs was cooking, and the smell of th* pipe, which the Irishman on the next floor was com lorn ng his soul in, would mingle with the perfume of the drains, which the owner thought would do very well, it the Hoard of Health never noticed them, and make the room thing but fresh, and sweet, and youn# any- pure, OUTS TANQ, Maker and Repairer of Boots & Shoes. Rhop or Cl*rk street, north and opposite of Wedge A Spier's Drug store. FIRST-GLASS WORKMEN are employed. repairing done to order, cheap end on short notice.    him    s    call. R7tf    Albert    Lea,    Mina. • fteat •Markets. A II. MAH IJ JIN HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET I Ob Halt side Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLE’S STORE. ALBERT LEA, -    -    MINNESOTA A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. H. D. BROWN & CO. BANKERS. REFERENCES: Isl Nat. Bank, Auntin. 1st Nat. Bauk, St. Paul. 3d Nat. Bauk, Chicago. 4th Nat. Bauk. New York. 34 lf Countt Commissioners : James Thoreson. TV. W. Johnson. J. M. Geissler. Jatne* ll. Gozlee. Ole Hanson. Treasurer—Charles Kittelson. Auditor—S. Baichelder Register of Deeds—August Petersen. CorsTV Attorney’—John A. Lovely. Sheriff—T. J. Sheehan. Deputy Sheriff—Jacob Larson. Clerk of Court—A.W. White. Probate Judos—Gilbert Gulbrandson. School Superintendent—II. Thurston. County’ Surveyor—Wm. G. Kellar. Coroner—J. Froshaug. Court Commissioner—R. B. Spicer. DBNTISa-n Y. DR. A. H. STREET, his pockets were taken the great yellow lemons. “ The finest in the lot, the devil J ” cried the grocer. And now there was nothing to do but to choke down his sobs a~ he was led to the station house. fie had no idea of excusing himself by mentioning his sick sister. Ife was a son of Adam, but. lie way not so mean as his forefather. If he had eaten the apple he never would have mentioned Eve—never. Little he knew who brought up the rear of that Ions procession that turned out to see him caught. Kitty, lying in bcd, heard the noise of the pursuit, and had risen to knees and thrust her head from the narrow window just at the moment when Tom started on his hopeless race She knew in a moment, what had had stances, the giocer re!used to make any charge against Tom. and he was set free. flints to Farmers* A bare pasture enriches not the soil, nor fattens the animals, nor increases the wealth of the owner. . . R-SSSBHBf A Letter #34 Ye*f» OI*. From the Reading (Pa.) Times. Frederick Laver, Ksq , has at present in his possession an original manuscript letter of the great reformer, Martin Luther, dated in the year 1542. The letter is written on a half-rheet of paper, note site, and is in a well pre-j served condition. The manuscript is \TM HF TI 7 ,fFihle. and the signature, 44 Mart Lu- ' j I ber, D,” it written in a good bold . hand. There is no doubt at to the au-————■— ; thenticity of this letter, written in the dialect of the German language current during the sixteenth century The signature and chirography have been • tx i compared with other manuscripts of j Dr. Martin Luther still in existence, and found to be an exact resemblance The letter is the property of John G Lange, of Richmond, Va, and was THE TELEPHONE. conversation and singing in ordinary Tones plainly heard tijioUgh MILES or TELEGRAPH WIRE. From the Boston Herald. Prof A. Graham Bdl, of Host on Uni- ......  ^    ^ One animal well fed is of more value 1 termly, and the inventor of the tele- j sent^to Mr. Loner by that Gentleman than two poorly kept    I phone, trave another interesting experi- in the hope that a purchaser for it Tho better animals can bs fed, and I ment illustrate the conveyance of j might be found at the Centennial. Mr. the more comfortable they can be kept, j    by telegraph. The experiment Lange came in possession of the latter the more profitable they are—and all was: made from the office of the Boston j by accident A number of Tears ago he farmers work for profit.    I Rubber Shoe company, where a large '    * Ground once well plowed is better i company of gentlemen had assembled j The wires used were those of the com ber lemons in the whenever the door was opened. However, the poor creature had swept |    knew    that    Tom and dusted, and scrubbed up the place j stolen Fome kraous for her. before daylight, and she had made her    ^membered seeing them ; soup and gruel, and had left her sick words : little girl in the care of a brother two U *^nd SU(dl a ^ot year* older—ho was only 12—and had shop down stairs " gone to hef long day s duties at the Why had she uttered them ? lactory. To neglect them would be to hart no room or gruel next week, for she most I lbem to punish her, not Tom ? be mother and father both to her chil- I    *ud DOt keen “hie to stand on dren, nut that her sailor-husband had ^.er feel for many days, but now than thrice poorly j Make the soil rich, pulverize it well ' PaDy» running from the office to the ; and keep it clean, and it will generally ; icaidence of Mr Converse, in Maiden. ' be productive.    si* miles distant. Mr. Thus. A Wat- Cowa well fed in winter give more 1400 • the professor’s assistant officiated milk in summer. Att ox that is in good at Mr. Converse’s boose. Stationed at condition in the spring will perform *be Boston end of the wire. Prof. Bell more labor, and stand ti o heat of sum- ; requested Mr Watson to speak in loud mer much better than one that is poor tones to enable the entire company to possessor j by accident A number had sent to him an old German book, which it was represented had at one ; time been the property of Dr. Martin ; Luther. The book was printed some time during the sixteenth ternary, and I it bore the appearance of not having J been opened for a couple of hundred : years. Concealed among the leaves of the book was found this latter which is j now so highly prized. The letter is a brief dissertation on the 118th Psalm When you see the fence down put it j at o&ce distinguish the sounds. To and contains thoughts similar to those till to intelligibility, Mr Leil explained j tioo,” and it is believed that the indit. that soft tones could b< And now what could she do but low them and tell the truth, and fol- ask up—if it remains until to-morrow, the 8,‘ow that loud speaking was not essen- j found in the “ Hymn of lite Reforma-cattle may get over. What ought to be done to-day, do it. for to-morrow it may rain. A strong horse will w^rk all day without food, but keep him at it, and he will not last long. e heard even ing of this letter first led to the corn-more distinctly than loud utterances, position of that famous hymn. The letter contains expressions which now sound exceedingly curious, in the pre-§ent refined condition of the German and in confirmation of this Mr. Watson began speaking in turn with each member of the company, and after the effi- j A rich soil will produce good crops eieney of this method had been proved, I I without manure, but will soon tire. rone down at sea with the wreck of the the brief strength of fever was upon 44 Esmeralda." *    her, ar*d she found herself making her All day long she worked her bodv in waJ» barefooted in little nightgown, the factory, and her heart in the little d<)Wn l^e    and    into the street room where now, in the baking heat of    8la,i°nhouse—a    well-patronized the red hot noon-tide the little girl lay i imitation in the neighborhood—was TUE FREEBORN €01 VTV DWL Tho*. II. ARMSTRONG, Hunker. ALBERT LEA. MINN. Stray MAuen. A. lf. SQUIER. CITY EXPRESS & DRAY LINE. Deals in ll AHD and SOFT COAL. Also Seasoned Wood. CO OFFICE, OVER TUE DRUG STORE. South of Pout Office, Albert Lea. Minnesota. “ DR. DE M. CRANDALL, M    yE    NTIS T. Office over A. E. Johnson's store, Broadway, Albert Lea Physicians. M. NI. DODGE, NI. D., Uh, I wish I had lemon-when WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOH DOING BUSINESS, TIE PROPOSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION! THAN EYER DEFORE. ‘Ca»b paid for Hides, Tallow, Ac., Ac. TRY HIM ! Orders lefr on the slate at Lincoln Brei, attended to at once •Millinery. MRS. C. S. WARREN Milliner & Dressmaker, [Successor to Mrs. C. F. Walker.] Office and Office. Residence up Blairs over the Post ALBERT LEV, - MINN Will open a fine new stock of Millinery and Fancy Goods, Ties, C uffs, Collars, ic. A full line of Worsteds. Lamnrs Patterns, &c., Ac. Doing over Felt hats a specialty. I> C How Iniiil >1, D ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN ANO SURGEON TWIN LAKE CITY, MINN., Will treat all diseases to which inankin I ii subject, to the best of hi* ability. Dr. Rowland has made a sp^cialt} of discuses of Women and Children, and chronic dinea«ex of long standing. By long experience aud strict attention to his profession, heil confidant of treating all curable discases with •uecess. Obstetrical cases treated with eire and success. Cousultionat tree. lo Lawyers ST Land .Scents. 31 EAT MARKET WILLIAM TUNELL Again calls attention to his FINE MEAT MARKET, Where can be found at all times, choice cuts of Beef,; Torii, 31 if ti on, Sa u sa ye, Sjc. Also FISH, POULTRY, and WILD GAME in their season BROADWAY, near Armstrong’s Rank-ALBERT LR V, -    MINN. Fashionable Dress-Making done in che very best manner. Jean* A. Lovely. Four doors south of the People's Store. Apprentice Girls wanted. vo!16no44tf For Sale. SIXTY ACRES of good farming lands. I 28 acres of which are improved, in the ! town of Albert Lea, only four miles from j the village, and beautifully situated near i the lake. Will lie sold cneap, and on terms to suit purchaser. Call on or address JOHN ANDERSON, Office over Wedge A Wulfsburg's store. HADIE3S!! If you want to get Worsted, Filling Silk, Worsted Needles, or Notions, you will find them at MRS. RICHARDS’ old stand, cbtaper than at any other place in town, for she has just received a fresh stock of the abovn mentioned articles, and tile line of goods will be kept full daring the season. Millinery AT UNUSUALLY LOW’ PRICES. 46tf LOVELY & PARKER, ATTORNEYS At JLAW, Otfiia in Hewitt’s Block, up stairs 1st door. ALBERT LEA, -    -    -    - MIS E. C. Staot.    A STACY & TYRER, ttorneys at Law. Notaries Public, Real Estate and Collecting Agents. CONVEYANCING all kinds adcui ately done, acknowledgments taken oaths administered, Ac. Taxes paid. Titles investigated. Lands bought and aeld. Particular attent ion paid to collection. Corner Clark and Newton Sts., Albert Lea HEMAN BLACKMER, LAWTBH. LAND FOR SALE! I LA ERI’ LHA, -    -    -    MINN. WELL TRIMMED HATS JOHN ANDERSON, ATTORN EY A.T LAW AND NOTARY Pl DMC Office over Wedge & Spicer’! Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, MINN. Hotels. tossing and turning on her pillow, and the little boy sat beside her. repressing his boyish longings to be off into the street, for love of his sick sister. 44 I think,” he said, staling his firm ^ conviction, for ht* had never had enough j to eat in all his life ;    “ I think, sit. if you could cat the rest of the gruel you d f**el better,' and he pressed it upon her. holding the bowl in one hand aud the I *poon in the other. “ Do now try to j eat it. Kitty." “ No, no ! ’ said the girl “ No, I hate it I want something nice and coo!. I wish I had lemonade. If I I had lemonade, I think I should get tgh , right away ade ! " Mother will get you some she comes home," said the boy “ can t, ’ said the girl “ She won t have any money until Saturday night. Oh. dear . I wish I was rich I d have a great pitcher of lemonade, j and drink, and drink, and drink But it s no uso wishing, Tom.” and she turned her flushed little face upon the pillow, and burst out with : And such lots of lemons iu the grocery down stairs " At this juncture poor little feverish Kitty began lo cry. In imagination she saw the long j basket piled to the rim with the yellow fruit which nature taught her woald d> her so much good, and the tears cam® at th* thought that whrJe there were so { many she could not have one. The sight ol these tears was more I than Tom could bear A thought came into his mind that ‘ had never been there before. “ Don’t cry, Kitty," he said. “ 1 11 , be back in a moment,” and ran out of I the room. down stairs, and out of the | side door of the house, i Ile meant to ask the grocer to trust him to a lemon, and then to earn the j pennies to pay for it somehow But I there at the side-deor stood Mr. O’Brien  with an exasperated countenance, hold- m. Tv*aa. j ing a slate covered with figures with his loll hand, and emphasizing his remarks I with Ilia forefinger. “ That s the way we grocers ruin our* , selves, said he, •* trusting every one I that comus along. No, Mrs. Conner, I can t It g cash with me hereafter. No more trust. Didn't you see the card with the poetry orv. it I vc hung over the counter ?    * No Trust,' is on it, as your own eyes can see. It’s not you particular, but its everybody that I say No Trust’to.” After that what could Tom do? Ile coul in t beg for one j beside, he knew- he shouldn’t get it. But there he stood beside the lemon basket, so that lie cjuM smell the delightful odor of the fruit, so that, by putting out his hand, he could touch it, and no one was looking, or he thought J AUCH H. Parkkr very near. Into its doors, between its great gas-lamps, marched the officers and their prisoner, and the grocer, and ail the ragmuffins, who were at once driven back. They crushed and crowded away before the flourish of clubs, and Kitty wa?* pressed against the wall 8 be was ai mot too small to be seen. and six sailors, part of the crew of the Deter P.Rter. who had been called up<*n to give evidence in the case of a comrade who had been beaten to jelly bv the mate during the voyage and were si >w!y filing out. never noticed her ; but the seventh, a tall, robust nun of forty, pau-ed and stooped down and said : *• Well, little lass, what is the matter ? ” “ Oh, everything " nid Kitty “ Oh, please, please, don’t hurt him \ please don’t. I said there were lots of lemon* in the shop, and he took them for me, because I was sick. Please do it to me, whatever gets done with thieves Please, he’s my brother." It’s the boy who was just taken in yonder, you mean ? " asked the sailor. “Yes. brother Tom,” said Kitty; w and they won t let me in, and I feel so queer " And the sailor bending over her, lifted Lur in his arms ** You are ton sick to be in the street. • as«!e,” he said, and strode into the building again, and there in the great room bcf re the fattest and whitest-headed old gentleman she had seen, stood Tom and the grocer. “ Sure, and Your Honor sees 'em.'’ «nid the grocer, holding out the lemons. “ Four great beauties, and I saw him tike them with my own two eves." Kitty’s head was swimming, and she was as cold as she had been hot now. but high and shrill her baby voice arose : 41 It was for rn® he took them I cried, I was sn hot. I said there were lemons in Hie shop. Please, please, do it to me. whatever it is.” Anarchy In South America* The United States of Columbia, in South America, are just now the theater whenn are enacted all the horrors consequent upon a State of internecine strife. The city which has been recently subjected to pillage and its defenseless inhabitants delivered to the merciless hands of a brutal and drunken soldiery, is Oali, in tho State of Csuca The country is one o/ the richest and most fertile of ai! the Columbian States, and the fields and farm houses of the interior aff jrd evidences of the industry, wealth, and intelligence of the inhabitants. I he city of Call is one of remain quiet while a lady at the the richest and most populous of the he informed the assemblage that gold had closed the previous evening in New \ ork at 105i- I he desire for conversation having become geneva!, Mr M a (sun Was plied with questions, such as 44 Is it thawing or freezing at Mal den’ "    44 Who will be the next Presi dent? "Ac. It was remarkable that Mr Watson was able to distinguish between the voices at the Boston end, he calling at least one gentleman by name as soon its the latter commenced speaking A lady at the Malden end sent the company an invitation to lun^h per language The writing is neat and concise, although difficult to read, except to a thorough student of German, in consequence of abbreviation, and singular terms used. The age of the letter is 334 years, and its excellent state of preservation giv» ■ it great Talon and it will no doubt ultimately find an eager purchaser, in some collector of curiosities of this kind. Common Sense—Common sense has given to words their ordinary signification, and common sense is the genius of mankind The ordinary fig-telephone, and an appropriate response nitration of a word is formed step by wa* made by the same medium At | s*ep in connection with facts; as a fact length the company were requested lo! occurs, which appears to conic within ither ever f^tate, is posaes.^ed of elegant churches ! and residences, and the center of con- i eidcrable foreign and domestic trade J The details h ive reached us of the sack- ! ing of this fair city. aud the horrors en | acted have their parallel only in the j butcherie* of the barbarous ages. The Liberal General Pens, who was drunk ! when the city was captured, eave his | j equally drunken soldiers five hour*’ j liberty, and the manner in which they i gave themselves up to every excess i* detailed in a letter, from which we extract the following :    “Crowds    of    furi«* in the shape of women of the lowest cla'-s, in many cases with their offspring at their heel.**, farmed in the street** hounding on the excited mob to break I down all doors not immediately thrown open. All houses were bedizened with red rags, shawl, handkerchiefs, table- I covers, everything bearing distinctive I i color* of the invaders All trusted to j a broken reed Bt safety. By noon 5 ; most of the stores were cleared of their j 1 contents. Men, women, and children j were scattering in every direction un-1 I der the burden of their spoil* and were i i in turn maltreated, knocked down. and I sometimes even killed and deprived bv i their fellow thieves of the proceeds of I I their robberies. Barrels and cases of ; wines and spirits were turned into the streets, and a saturnalia of drunken-1 i ness began that will never be forgotten by those who had the misfortune to wit-! ness the deplorable scenes. After the I I first rush on the stores had procured I them an abundance of drink, bands of I , frenzied men patrolled the town, firing at and hacking every living creature ; j but, unsalted with slaughter in the endmeonv(»j*d lo them the sweet strains cf rn UMC. The assemblage thereupon Latened with rapt attention while the lady sung, “The Last Rose of Saintlier. I he eflect was charming Fosse st* ing, as the fair cantatrice does, a voice of exquisite sweetness, the sound* penetrated into the Button end of the telephone with a distinctness equal to lhat attainable in the more distant parts of a large concert room, and a unanimous vote of thanks was sent by the handy little instrument which had procured for the assemblage so agree able an hear. Among those present were electricians and gentlemen occupying prominent positions on western railroads, and one and ail expressed the conviction that the telephone w;n des tined to results. the sense of a known term. it is received ag such. so to speak, naturally ; the sense of the term becomes enlarged and extended, and by degrees the different facts, and different idea®, which, in virtue of the nature of the things themselves. men ought to class under this word, become in fact so classed. achieve the greaten p ossible The Lunard Sen lee. They are a I’eady-going, cons».*rr.a tivc lot of old GunarJen, and never dr* their business with a flourish or spasm —neither the owners nor the officers The line, which includes over fif't large steamers, remains exclusively in the hands of the firm that started ic There is no stork jobbing or patronage about it The men employed are se- Kecp an Account* Fr^m the F*rm«r»’ Union. There is no reason why a farmer **h*»u! I not keep as accurate account of his business as do merchants and bankers. and be able st any time to render an exhibit of resources and liabilities, ami at the end of the year be able to sh *w very closely the net amount of profit* or lo-ses. It is not a difficult or intricate process, for any lad of sixteen years cf ape who can read. write, and add a column of figures correctly has all the business education that is required for the purpose Ut each farmer, at the present tim? , of year, take an accurate inventory of the farm ana every article of talne on I hand, together with the cash in poxjcs-sion Then keep an itemized record of aH transactions, both of sales and pur-i chases, expenses Ae ; charging the farm with every dollar expended for leered for their worth, and not at the I rairiT3lion« machinery, and tools, and instigation of any meddlesome director j r    ** with ad sales of farm pro- The chief consideration in building the ducc- increa8e of 8tock* &c * a*>d when •hips is strength, and the second eon ! n ^nrenfor5 •* taken in the following iteration is speed ; but strength js )-J«nuaLV you will know exactly whether never sacrificed to speed or appearances The manager in Liverpool is Mr Chaa Melver, one of the founders—whoac •on is one of the members of Parliament for the town—a straight, shrewd. practical man, with a personal knowl-i Tom turned, saw his little sister, and *tre€t*-    p°«red info the houses of e(*?e nearly all his officer* I for the first time broke down and cried; L.iberals and Conservatives alike, most- “tore intimate knowledge of managed to but through his tears he sob : “She don’t know. She’s not much but a baby. I guess the fever has got into her head. She’s got nothin’ to do with it." “ Now, if I might ppcak Your Honor," cried the sailor 44 But you can’t," said the Justice of i ^P,m jn \V ho arc you? This child’s and a of ill his ships lr ihos® of the latter, and continued the I exact* the strictest attention to work of murder and destruction All I duty. and never pardons an error in Conservatives were ruthlessly killed. ,l,,a direction. He ofren drives down and many Liberals who ti led to arrest * 10 docks and inspects the steamers the barbarians in their progress or to *n Porl from the porf-hole to the wheel- crjP- 80 shield friends or relatives and persons i hounj. Th® hour of his comlng'is suspected of sympathizing with the    known,    and    if    any    man    is    found Conservatives, or of having no decided away from his post, that man might as in politics, shared the same ! weH rc*:>"n An officer (Mr G-)died But all the horrors are nothing in Liverpool recently, who had for fate. the Pea^e  .........*    slIUU    m,    .    -i guardian?”    , compared with the still more frightful years held the same position in the “ I just happened    to    be    goin" bv    "    exceH8e8 perpetrated in the suburbs and    ! service, while others had been    promoted began the    sailor    °    !    on the estates in the surrounding coun-    I °v®r his held. He was a sober man. “ Then    keep your finger    out    of    the    I    !'y    P*™’ murder- ,U8t* robbery, and    an experienced sailor and    a skillful    j said    His Honor    incendiarism have continued unchecked    navigator Many wondered    why he' you have gained or lost during the year, and how much. Another advantage will inure to the farmer from this systematized account, and that is by closely study'ng the detail® the following season be will be enabled to decrease a little expense here and there that didn’t prove all that it promised, as he will know just how much his experience cost in dollars and cents If possible it will be found advantageous to keep an account with each that rho most printable ones may be increased if advisable, and others abandoned There are firmers’ account books ruled especially for keeping such itemized accounts, but any blank book will serve the purpose admirably. pie Too Mach Work* Sud one of the oldest and most success^! farmers in this state : 44 I do no* ii FOR . HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE, in the Tillage of Albert Lea. A beautiful location, arui a goo<l and convenient dwelling, will be sold cheap. JOHN ANDERSON. Office over Wedge & Wulfsburg’s store. isr^j'w FLOLO, FEED, WD GROCERY STOFLE! ONE DOLLAR AT MRS. JOHN STAGE’S MILLINERY STORE! ALBERT LEA, MINN- . HIGHEST PRICE TA ll) FOR WARREN RUEL*    haxr. (Successor .0 J. T. Green )    i *"d C'?n\* C,h*"V ffom *»"!« r?,ade,'° _    ' o *». , *i T» i » o*    Also L:X(llPS Switches, and all other work Pvfond Door South of the People u Store. I \n tjmt jjne Whero the be*t FLOUR, CORN MEAL, GRAHAM, BUCKWHEAT FLOUR, OATS, CORN, BUAN, A FEED I san ba had.    j    Over    W*dg Also Confectionery, Tobacco, Cigars, Tea, ( offite. Butter, and Vegetables which will ba sold at the lowest living prices. Farm produce sob! on commission. voll6no473itf lf you want circulars, If you want handbills, If you want envelopes, If von want business cards, If you want neat bill.heads, lf you want tasty letter-heads, If you want nice visiting-cardr If you want any kind of job work, Lvave ordv-s at The Stano a bu Office TERECIA ANDERSON, FASIIIOABLE G LOAKiOIESS-M AKER & Spieer-s Drug Store, -    -    -    Minn. HALL HOUSE W. G. FOSTER, Proprietor. Albert Lea, - - Minn. .    - -    r*    j    lemons, if he’ll    let the lad off," persist- so, and the vision of his little sister I ed the sailor. I* ll IU 1119 110 Ii I JI .    I       “    I    I    ll    -- PU pay Mr Grocer for his box of    -s    together    All    small    fhopkecp-    never    rose,    and    some    tell    tins    anecdote    care    lo    have    my    men    get    up    before SJP JERLOW & NARVESON, Albert Lea, Minnesota. T>KALBUS IN ALBERT LEA, gL-lLL-~____ "IT^OR SALE—Lite Scholarship in Hie I    M adison Business College A former resident of Freeborn county is one of the the proprietors of this institution. The scholarship will be sold on favorable terms. App?) to    I.    BOTSFORD. $16 per Acre ImprovedFarm For Sale. Fine farm of 160 acres ; IOO acres now plowed ready for crop ; tame meadow : living springs. Good fence around the entire farm. Good house, stables, Ac. Post-office across the road, with daily mail. j School house IOO yards from the door, j Albert Lea in full view, miles distant, where everything that heart can wish is for sale, except whisky. WEDGE & HIBBS, Agents, Albert Lea, Minn. March 22. 1876.    12 Albert Lea, Mina.    Uf Dry Goods, HATS & CAPS, CROCKERY A GLASS-WARE, STONE & WOODENWARE, GROCERIES, SPICKS, SARDINES, CONFECTIONERY, Tobacco, And in fact everything usually kept in a country store. We keep constantly en hand a first class variety of CrOARS. vo!16n474itf JOHN M. MARTY, PURVEYOR AXD CIVIL EXGIXEEit, ALBERT LEA, MINN. tar, friers ▼itb Star'* ft lur jr. tossing on lier pillo w was before his eyes, and the temptation of opportunity fell upon him at the same time, and — Well, tho next minute each of his hands held two big lemons. As well be hung for the old sheep as a lamb, and he was about to plunge them into his packets, when— “ Catch him ! Catch him, the thafe of the world ! ii Hold your tongue, sir ! ” cried the Justice. *• Do you make a charge against this boy, Mr. Grocer ? ” But at that moment a little trembling figure ran into the room. The mother of the children, who had come home earlier than usual from the factory, work being slack, and had heard the awful news of her boy’s ar- ers have been deprived of house and home, all estates ravaged, cattle driven away or shot, hedges torn down, cornfields burned, and even machinery destroyed, so as to render it useless to its owners ” cried the gro®er s wife rcsrt awd had missed her sick girl J  A XI   _.    .    -    .    .    O* from behind the counter, and out flew the grocer,’and away flew Tom. The lomons bobbed up and down in his pockets, and his heart bobbed up and down in his breast, and he ran very fast, but after him came those who could run fas'er. The grocer, a lithe, long-limbed, active man, and a policeman—two of them. A ery soon all the rag-tag and bobtail of the river-side street; and the cry of 44 stop thief! ” wj.s taken from the grocer’s mouth by the crowd, so that soon he had no need to bellow it himself, aud save bis lungs for running Let no one blame the grocer; ho knew nothing about the sick child upstairs. Ail he saw wa3 a well patched, ablebodied boy making off with so much profit in the shape of four lemons. His dealings were with poor people, and there was nothing in this rifler of 44 his basket and his store" to touch his heart particularly. lf you were a grocer—perhaps you are—you’d know how aggravated he was, and what just cause he thought he had for following that flyng figure with purposes of vengeance. And the boy was a thief. The chase lasted a little while, considering all things ; but it ended at last. Tom tripped over a curb-stone and came to the ground. ffe wag liftsj by his eoliar, md frstn It’s “ It’s mother ! " cried Kitty mother!" And it seemed to her that all must be right now. But Tom crouched low for shame. He knew he was a thief; and what had his mother told him abont keeping the laws of man and God. and being honest if ever so poor ? How he must shame her ! The grocer looked at her als* in compunction. 44 The mother’s a dacent woman,” said he, 4‘ and pays for what she gets. A dacent, respectable woman.” But then and there, before the very eyes of the whole court, the decent, respectable woman gave a wild, glad cry, and flung her arms about the sailor, who, in his turn, pressed her to his heart. Tom first amazed, next turned furious, and doubled both his small fists But Kitty, with her baby woman's instinctive comprehension, saw at. a glance what it would have taken hours to have explained to Tom, and cried : 14 I guess its father oouie back from sea.” She guessed right. It was the old story of desert island and years of anxious waiting, and the sailor had made search for his wife and children since his return. And thus queerly had they all been brought together again. Another 8windie. From an Iowa Exchange. One F S Taylor and others are traveling through the country, swindling the farmers with a new dodge They are selling a wire cloth for sieves for fanning m’lls. Their mode of operation is to go to a farmer, offer to sell him the sieves and deliver the goods at 82 50 per sets of three, telling the parties they shall have exclusive right, of out by th the county, to sell, and that they can readily dispose of ten or fifteen sets at 85 OO a set In payment they take the victim’s note, payable in thirty, sixty, or ninety days. just as they can get it. at the same time giving the purchaser a contract agreeing to take back ail sieves that may be on hand at the time the note matures, at the agent’s first | cost, which amounts to about forty | cents each. He also states in the con- I * tract (*) that it is no patent right, clearing himself from any breach of law in selling two persons the same territory So soon as the sharpers take in one party, they go to another and make the same trade They immediately take the notes to some hank and dispose of them. In this way Taylor and his agent have made a rich harvest in this county These chaps arc heading northwest and the press will do the public a favor by exposing them in advance. in explanation. One night old Mr Mclver drove down to the Hutchinson dock, and asked, on one of the steamers, for the officer in charge The warcb mao stated that he had gone on shore, but would be hack in an hour or two. 4* Who is it ? asked Mr. Mclver. “Mr G—. sir” 44 Very well; when Mr G— comes on board, tell him to take my carriage and drive to my house " When Mr G— reached the house. he found Mr. Melver seated in his ii brary. tire or hali-pabi in the morning, and if they go to bed early an4 sleep soundly they will do more work than if the gat I up at four or half past four." We do not believe in the eight hour law, but ; nevertheless are encimed think as a j general rule we work too man) hour* ! on the farm. The best man we ever | had to dig ditches seldom worked,when digging by the rod, more than nine hours a day. And it is so in chopping wood by tnc cord, the men who aecom-| plish the most, work tho fewest hours. I hey bring ail their brain aud muscle 44 You were absent from your po*.t, into exercise, and m ike every blow tell, to-night, sir; I wanted to see you, sirA slow, plodding Irishman may turn that’s all." And Mr G— was bowed a grindntuoe or fanning mill better e implacable old Scotchman, I than an energetic Y’ankee, but this in whose eyes the neglect of duty was kind of work is now mo*tiy done by the worst possible offense, and never horse power, and the farmer needs, from that night to the day of his death ! above all else, a clear head, and with was h(^promoted to a more responsible , all his faculties of mind and muscle position.    | light and active, and under complete On another occasion, Mr Mclver was control Much, of course, depends od or bourd one of the steamers as she was temperament; but. as a rule, such men passing from the river into dock, and t need sound sleep and plenty of it. Let stood watching some sailers hauling a ' farmera and especially farmers’ boys, rope, under the direction of a mate, who ' have plenty to eat, nothing to drink, was helping them. with a will Mr * and all the sleep they want and can >1 elver was secretly pleased with his I take. zeal, but touching him on the shoulder. said with affected severity: 44 We do not engage you for that kind of service, Thanks and a thousand of them to that unknown genius who entrusted a sir!" The mate relinqirahed the rope , trunk with a hive of bees in it, to the at once, expecting a further reproof; j tender mercies of a Syracuse baggage but during the next week he was pro- ; smasher, the other day. The company tooted from the third to the a c md rank will pay for the bees and the doctor thinks his patient will be around agata in a week or two. Everybody seems anxious to congratulate the Hon Ben. Hill on his promotion to the Senate. Perhaps Gen. Butler should ho excluded. He was sent to the House chiefly to keep Mr. Hill straight, and he may not like to be In $citid*fauOn cf all thes« circum- cheated out cf his tafk in this way Curiosity in children is but an ap. petite after knowledge. I doubt not :---- but one great roason why many chil I The long controversy is not entirely For one thing, dreu abandon themselves wholly to silly without its benefits sports, and    trifle    away    all    their time.    the people will come out of it knowing insipidly, is    because they    found their    a good deal more about the Constitu- curioaity balked,    and    their inquiries    lion than they ever did before. Every neglected.    street-corner discussion developes a con- * 11    “    | stitutional expounder who hasn’t a bit It Is tho rich who want the most of a doubt that he could give Daniel. WebftCT :a;ora! pointe things. ;