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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - January 4, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota tfrat, Per Tsar, Iii Advance, $2 00 j RATtS or ADVS AT I PINO- I W 4 w 3 rn j H rn I in**. in cb in eh Laek hath •a1 9*1 ••I I .OO' 1.60] 2 50: 1.751 2.50 3.50 4,60 0.00 10.00 6 OOI 8.50! 18 50 VOLUME 17. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1877. NUMBER I. 3.50 5 (XU 7.00; 0.00 IG.50 4.00] 8.50 2.50, 8.251 4.00; 4 so: 1.50! 10.00 lf! 0 > 18.00 5.50,10.00 IG.OO 20 OO j Go. 5 12 OO 18.00 25.00 j 6 25| 7.00 14.00 22,00 30.00 I 8 5 .) 12. OO!2 2.00; 30.00!'>0 OO ! 0.O8 SO OO IM).oo •FEICK RS OF FREEBORN COUNTY 3*w*tt Commissioners: M. G. Rmsuons. W«i. C Lincoln. Jane*? Thorc*>n. J*w*< H. Guile®. OI® Hanson. Tai At rr. br —Char!#* Kit triton. Aidito*—S. Batchrldcr Kioiiiik or Deeds—August Peterson. Ava biff—T. J. Sheehan. • ar err Sh** i pf--Jacob Larson. Ct. a it or Comr—AW. White PttKAT* J it OU e -Gilbert Gnlbrnn Ison. Ac von l Sopvrr iesoent — II. Thurston. Cav Ar VK won—Win. G. Keller. Ct vox cf.—J. Froshaug. • •BET COMMISSIONER— ii. B. SpictT. YO IH3    SSIT JE*.3T, DK. A. II. STREET, '.-Ah. x T? ■- **'■" OH. DE rn, CRANDALL, 33 NT T I S •SIM and Credence Mn. JOB* A. I.OVZLT. LOVELY & PARKER, ATTORNEYS .VI J . A IV Car. A. Hallie If nag bought the obi and favorite stand of A 0 Birne ban gh is prepared to do all kinds of —AND— HORSESHOEING Satisfaction guaranteed. Call and Albert Lea. see. 45tf I*/i olograph s. J". A, Fuller’s PHOTOGRAPH ROOMS, Union Block, Last side Broadway, ALBERT LEA MINN JOHN Kl. MARTY, /EIV El DU WD CIVIL EXGIXEER, ALBERT LEA, MINN. Loave orders with Stacy *Sc Tyrer. TERECIA ANDERSON, FASSIO HILE CU)AK"DRESS-M AKER Over Wcdg & Spicer s Drug Store, A IMBERT LE A,    -    -    -    M    nr. ^KJkJb OFFICE. OVER THE DRUG STORE, South of Boat Office, Albert Lea. Minnesota. KEAL ESTATE AGENCY. WE have for sale, lands and farms in every town in this county. TERMS to snit everybody. LOW prices, long time, and a low rate j of interest. IF you desire to buy a farm, call on us. IF you have a farm or lands to sell, call on us. OUR facilities for buying and selling lands, examining and perfecting titles, arr unequaled, as we have ABSTRACTS, TRANSFERS, and PLATS of every piece of land in this county. Slaty X Tyrer, •    Albert    Lea,    Minn April 25. 1870 • —rr*~T*rr”-.—   ■;   «!■ jxj. Hoots anti Shoes. iSTTH-s^r Boot & Shoe Store. Hankers. n. D. Itaoww. D. R. P. HIBBS. H. D. BROWN A CO.’S En I ILBERTLEA, MINNESOTA A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. H. D. BROWN A CO. BANKERS. REFERENCES Oflee wer A. E Johnson's store, Broad'Sr%y, Albert Lea 1«V* DDS    H.    A. Avery. DJElNTXSTnT. .JR, j&- IB IB (Sc -<&- ’"’"J7"" -B _ , ■•aidant D»atiat«—Baaford'a Block, Austin ALBS RT LEA, -    -    -    -    Branch    Office, Physicians. O. IT. N N. la NoIhoii Have just received and wk 11 keep in stock the la: gc^t assortment of Boots A Shoes of all kinds To be found in town. n™ SADE WORK. Four or five workmen will be constantly emrd yod.and order® for New G"*o Is oir for Repair.® will be filled, cheap and on the shortest notice Bros I way west side, Albert L -a, Minn. 8tf    GIVE THEM A CALL. I 1st Nat. Bank, austin. 1st Nat. Bank. St. Pant. I Ski Nat. Dank. Chicago, 4th Nat. Dank, N«w York. JUtf THE FII EE HOUX DOTI ll Wk. Thou. II. A H4ie»TKO\C!, Banker. ALBERT LEA. - - - - MINN. C3TL.XJ TANG-, Maker and Repairer of Boots & Shoes. EP ray Ezines. MALLERY BROS. Keep on hand Hard & Soft Coal, gj«‘nNoiuuI Wood ! Orders left on the slate at J. W. Pmith's promptly attended to. A I L SQUIER. CITY EXPRESS & DRAY LINE. Deals in HALD and SOFT COAL. Also Seasoned Wool. i. I» up Stairs over the Toat ALBERT LEA, ----- MINN. I> C Kowland >1, I> ISLECTiC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON TWIN LARE Cl I V, MINN., Will treat all diseases lo which mankind ic «uhjtct, to the best of his ability. Dr. Rowland has mad* a specialty of diseases ut W#tnen and Children, and chronic diseases •fUng Blanding. By long experience ain virid attention to his profession, he i< cm-Basat of treating ai! curable diseases with • cetes* Obstetrical cases treated with •ar* and messes. Consultionat free, lo •HPWB* .!V' ! ."TiJ"■" " ■ 1 “    "11    — MjMiryers X    Agents. Simp on Clark siree*, worth and opposite of Wedge A Spicer's Drug store. FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN are employed. Repairing ihort notice. 37 tf bine to ord *r. cheap and on Gi**e him a call. Albert Lea, Minn. ] : O. P. Hutson. I. J. PiCUOS. HAMSON Si PAULSON, Manufacturers of Boots db Siioos, Al! work warranted t < yive ntiifietion and done to ©rd «*r on sis ort notice* Shop urar cor. 'rf Broadway and William* street*, Albert Lea, Minn. Orders left on the slate at Lincoln Bro*, attended to at once • Millinery. MRS. C, S. WARREN Milliner & Dressmaker, [Successor to Aire. C F. Walker.] Will open a fine new stork of Millinery and Fancy Goods, Tics. Guff-, Collars, ice. A full line of Worsteds, Lamars Patterns, Ac., Ae. J A lf Eft ll. PAUKER lid in Ilewitt’s Block, up stairs lit door. ALBERT LEA, -    -    - .. - MIN a. a. Stact.    V M. Ttkeh. STACY & TYRER, Horners at Law. Notaries Public, Real Estate and Collecting Agents. CONNUYA NCI NG all kinds adcuiately done, acknowledg-msnts taken oaths administered. Ac. Taxss paid. Titles investigated. Lands bought and seH. Particular attention paid to collection. Cerasr Clark and Newton Sts., Albert Lea * Men I • Markets. A. EL M A! I LLLN HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET I On East side Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLES STORE. Doing over Felt hat* a specialty. fashionable Dress-Making done in (he I very best manner. Four doors south of the People s Store. Apprentice Girls wanted. vo!10no4itf Chanced For a Day. n Nell, I wish you would come up to the office this afternoon and read proof for me. The paper comes out to-morrow, you know, aud there is so much to do, I need your help ” “ I would like to help you Will, but j. don’t see how I can leave my Work. I have a large basket of clothes to iron atter I tret the dinner dishes out of the way. and besides Frankie needs my v tie ut ion His throat is quite sore.” “Oh! have, little Kattie 8ayres, come in and amu^e Frank ; then shote the table hack as it is, and when we return this evening: you can slip the teakettle on and have lea ready in a minute or two.” “ Why. Will, we must have supper, )Ou know, and we wouldn't like to sit down to the cold fragments and dis ordered hie ” “ Fay at once, Nell, that you do fret wish to help me. and let the matter rest ” “ But I should be j;lad to help you if I could only hod time.’’ “ I ime / NX hy, I would be pleased to know how you manage to spend all your ti ne. T here can’t be so very much to d" XX omen always m ike mountains out of mole holes. The trouble is, there is no method — you don t kn *w how to manage. Now there is Hull, editor ol the Yeekly ( lipper His wile reads aud corrects ail his proof She is agreat help to him. With such a wife there is no reason why Hull i should not get aloug. ’ •• Mrs Hull keeps a girl to do her work I here nothing to prevent her fr«>m assisting her husband As for I Mr Hull. he oui ploy s one mao less th un I you do to accomplish the -ame amount I ol work, so we will eall the exiia man you employ a. lair off-et to the help Hull receives from his wile” “ Fine * y*>u hate summed the ease ; up so aal i* tact only to yoiirse*! Ill go ” 8o saying the speaker ar-*se (rom the tab.e with an offended air, drew on his ] overcoat, and leu the room XX iii Kemble was not a bad man, j neither wa- he au unkind husband in I the ordinary a o ption of the term, but ] he wa* wo«fahy blind i » the minute d**-t tails of housework Ii kc many men, he thuo_Tii the preparation! ii a met supper of light warm biscuit, sauce. ] cake, pickles. Ac . needed bit the sbp-j ping un of the Ie I kettle, ai.d then some-I way, the other things followed ii natural order, aud arranged themselves I a kind of a hocus-pocus w a\—h I little contused in that point ; ii »w. he was certain it dl i not reoil re « inucn irtb-.»r to aec*mp'ifb sueii things it there was only a met b d XX i i Kt.i,-b'e was a stickler on method ; its ad-i vantages, necessity, and use was th** I subject of many iong-w.nded orati -i s I furnished gratuitously for his wife** | l»enetit Fhe. go d mile woman, rc-| uiembering her vow to •* love, honor aud j obey (bi* domestic orator, tried to feel grateful for the privileges she enjoyed But as she was entertained with the same oration, or something similar, three hundred and sixty five rimes a his supper in recovered good humor. T he table looked so inviting, and the genial nir of sweet home comfort was so charming, that a blinder man than XX’ill Kemble could not have remained indifferent. Especially as Nellie came in just then neatly attired, and bearing a steaming tea-pot in her hand. The husband fairly succumbed to the force of circumstances, and catching his pretty wife in his arms, ki.-sjd her pink cheeks until they rivalled in color the cherry knot of ribbon at her throat. “ Ah, Nell,you are a treasure. There is not another such a woman in Hudson county.” said the happy man, as he seated himself at the table “ I try to please you, Will/’ was the smiling answer. “ You do please me ; but you must always bear in mind that I have much j to try me in the outside world, of state of a neglected dinner ta- ; which you happily knew nothing. J shielded as you are from all care and trouble ” “ I would gladly slvare all your troubles, if you will only tell me what they are.” was the sympathizing reply. The husband was silent Not being »ble to make his troubles out very clearly, he discreetly turned to Frankie, and was soon in an auiuiab-d clint with him After the supper was disposed of and Mr Kemble had enjoyed his cigar, he approach d his writing desk, arid taking h couple rolls of paper from his packet, was soon buried in their contents Presently Mrs Kemble entered the room with work basket in "band Seating herself at u small stand, she thread-« I her needle preparatory to th* em- *1.11 1 good natured comment* on the leading issues of the day. Then the foreman poked his head in the door and asked for copy. It was ready for him. and by noon there were three column of very readable matter from Mrs. Kemble’s pen Remembering it was dinner time, the hat arid shawl were donned, and our little female editor was soon at the door of her plcavant home. On entering the Paint Your Farm Implements. Millions of dollars arc lost annually in the United States, by neglect to paint farm wagons, plows, harrows, Ac These things, if well painted and kept under cover when not in use, will last three times as long as they will when they are not repainted after two or three years of use. Any firmer can paint these things. All that is needed is diuing room the first thing that attract- i Venetian red and linseed oil, half raw ed her attention was the breakfast table just as she had left it in the morning. Proceeding to the kitchen, she discovered her husband standing at the table paring a potato. He was in bis shirt sleeves, and there was a rent entirely across the back of his vest. His hair was filled with flour, and his garments were also whitened with the name. As he turned toward her she saw that he had a large sticking piaster over his right eye. and his cheek was swollen and discolored. Mrs. Kemble was alarmed, and hastily asked— “ Why, Will, what is the matter? ” “ Soon after vou left this morning I and half boiled, then wash the implement ta be painted thoroughly, and proceed to apply the paint. Even pleasure carriages can be nicely painted at about one-tenth the cost when painted by a carriage maker. A farmer says : “After paying twenty dollars every 0tror s year to the carriage makers for painf-j ing and varnishing my btzggy, anil be--; ing without the use ol it for fifteen days while at the shop, I concluded to In-' qu re into the matter a little, believing J ail that a farmer can do towards keeping his tools and farm machinery in or- I der should be done at home. We too I often employ the mechanic to mend t went into the pantry to get some flour.! our harness, when we can do it quite as In raising my head from the fUur bar- j well, though at all times not quite so ref I struck my head against the corm r smoothly. The next time my buggy of that sharp projecting shelf with such , needed painting, I called at the carri-force that I fell backward, and hit my \ age shop, and inquired what they would elbow against your pickle jar, and, knocking that off. it was broken; and in trying to save myself, I cut my hand quite severely ; ’’ and he held out his left hand bound up in a rag. Mrs Kemble was all sympathy, and begged her hu>band to put down his half-pared potato, and ihe would finish getting dinner Drawing her arm paint it for. They would cleaa and put • on one coat of paint and tarnish for j fifteen dollars, and for all necessary re-; pcirs in wood, iron, or leather, they would charge at the rate of thirty cents an hour, and the value of the materials I used; for two coats of paint and of! varnish, twenty dollars, and two week?’i time to do the work iu. I concluded I YARDS, AT ALBERT LEA AND ALDEN. Every description of PINE LIMBER, INCLUDING FENCING, FLOORING, DIMENSION* BOARDS, CLEAR LUMBER, SIDING, SHINGLES. LATH. DOORS SASH, SHEETING FA PIR, P7UKET3, AC., Constantly on hand, and far tala st Ha Lowest Market Price Timber FOR FRAMES, AC., FILLED TO ORDER ON SHORT NOTICE J. F. REPPY. AG EST, Albert Urn J. c. johnson AUF.NT, Aldan,Mina ll*. P. Sergeant. MIITNEAPOLIS LUMBER. ll . P. ill' I to do lier broidering of the feel of a perforated around bit* neck, she led him to a chair. | to paint and varnish it myself, and the he was interupted an^ bathed his bloodstained face and result was that it cost me in paint ara WI ten pie to do. X’ou I were to tell in e was a but. f»nv stocking by-- “ Cume, Nell, let that work go now. and help me with this proof ” *• Certainly. W ill. with pleasure, but how is it that your proof is not corrected. and your columns ready for the pres* in the morning ? ” asked the wife zanily Oh. I have so much wouldn't understand if you ” Jug then the door-bcll rang, and Mr*. Ka ruble going to the door. admitted J rn Suey. a friend of the family. aud a rollicking gr>.,d fellow XX’hen his eve lit on Kemble, he called out. Halloo, old fellow I Working to rn ikt- up lost time I VOQ and .Jones hove day?” •• Y'et any lu:k.” replied our hardworking editor. “ We did not make duck-shooting our object J..n* « wanted t » exercise his horse so we drove out ten or twelve miles, and after refreshing the inner man with the bill of fire of a country hotel we returned. Jones rather overrates the speed of that animal of his I was oui with Ned Ai ea yesterday for a short drive, and his Dandy trotted a mile inside of thr**e treater case than dressed his wounds. Then assisting varnish only SI 50, and the work was him on with his cuat, she persuaded I done as well, so far a« I could see. as him to leave the dinner with her J they would have done it. I gave it Quickly finishing the potatoes, they two coals of blick carriage paint, and XX bat luck did duck->hooting to- cninute* with Junes* sorrel *• I think Jones is rather anxious tp sell hi* horse, and talks up his speed for an abject.” said Ftacy. So the conversation ran on from one topic to another, until the little French I ar year. she began tj fear the -ubject I clock en the mantel struck nii.e, and i were soon steaming away. Then re I moving the breakfast dishes, ana re-! placing them by <*r« ♦* tai!« -a- n < presented an inviting appearance, as a I nicely cooked steak and other impromp-] tu dishes were placed thereon. Kemem-i bering the bread, she looked in the pantry. and touldn’t find any. Sudd»-nlv looking in the oven, she found four charred, blackened loaves, burned to I cinders Making a plate of crackers ] serve her purpose, she announced dinner to her husband, who was lying on the couch XX’hen they were seated ar . the table Kemble asked in a subdued I tone: “ How did you get along at the cffice. Nellie ? ” \x “X cry well. I think. The paper can j be gotten in the forms this afternoon, and ready for the press in the morning.” •* I don’t doubt it, Nell. I have ! learned to appreciate y u at the cost of a black eye, a wounded hand, the de-, »tructk>n of a jar ut pickles, an oven full of burned bread, and ” “Noter mind, dear XVIII; don’t enumerate those mishaps. I am only ; sorry for the hurts vou have received.” “ I deserved them all,” bruke in the I husband. “ I have been as blind as a bat. If you can only forgive me. I shall rest satisfied to the cud of my days that vours is the true method, after all.” ’ one coat of varnish. T*. wu* a Frenchman — the famous Carlino— who. cunteoteoly laying his head upon a large stone jar for a pil- j low. replied to one who inquired if it ■ was not rather hard “ Not at all. for I have stuffed it with hay.” It was on . American lecturer who solemnlv said I one evening :—‘ Parents, you may have I children, or. if not. your daughters may have.” It was a Herman orator who. j warming with his subject, exclaimed : ; —“ There is do man. woman or child in the house who has arrived at the age of fifty vears, but what has felt the truth thundering through their minds j for centuries.” DEALER IN ALL KTYPS OF MINNEAPOLIS LUMBER. SHINGLE*. LATH, LIME, CEMENT, AND BUILDING MATERIAL. W. are now receiving a large lei *f Y ork, with a population approx- HEMAN BLACKMER, jCb AWYS3EI LAND FOH S ,Y L IC ! A LAK RT LEA, -    -    -    -    MINN. WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS, HE PROPOSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION! THAN EVER BEFORE. lezgM’asli paid for Hides, Tallow, &c., &c. | might become thread bare, and not I wishing it to grow unsightly by being I darned, she rt solved on a change J of domestic tactics, with what result we shall see. Mr Kemble was not only making a very good living, and putting some I money by, but lie made a good paper I of the Danville XX eekly, of which lie was editor He was a young man of • good ability aud round judgment, but ■ in his make-up there were a Kw id-( iosyncrasies, *d which he himself w»s unaware Alfa Kernb>6 was too loyal the caller took his leave. Mrs Kemble pondered on the vernation she hi-ard. How was man so driven with work as her Ne in.ating 1,000,000. bas $.700 saloons, or one to every 175 of i\s inhabitants Chicago, with nearly 500,000 population. ha* about ‘2 OOO sa! x>»st or one to ••very 250 Lihabitaats. Bustm, with HOO.OOO isi!iawft*itt», h»s waiy I 200 saloons, or orp to every 201 inhabitants Cincinnati, with about 325,000 pun®latin#. and its large German beer drinking denier r. enates pretty close to Baltimore. 1.100 saloons, or one to every 155 inhabitants; and Philadelphia shows, with a popnlation of about 800,000, 2.700 or one to every 206 of its inhabitants well Seasoned Lumber GF A SUPERIOR QUALITY, WHICH IE VIEW OF THE P ROBA BLH ADVANCE IN LUMBER, PEOPLE MTIIX DO WELL TO AVAIL THEMSELVES GF THE BARGAINS WE NOW OFFER, j Call and see our Stock before elsewhere. ALEERT LEA, Jane 24. 1875. purekasiaf THS WISCONSIN V ALLET LI MBER YARD! IN ALBERT LEA, MIRR. LADIES!! If Jon want to get Worsted. Filling Silk. Worsted Needles, or Notions, you will find them at MRS. RICHARDS’ old stand, cheaper than at any other place in town, for .-he has just received a fre-h . ..... I. C . I.    I    I    .I    .      .    -J    —■ lignin ill «l» CAVItCU i'ldiu Ul Cl ll<tTi(lt£ NI Hie line of”boods'^'will be "ken I full' duriL I !° ""“‘"T    """'j1'/    f,ll.‘h.e    ho'ne    much    to    Jo.    and    repeated    his    with    fur A School Boy on Coms, Corns are of two kinds—vegetable and animal. Y’egetable corn grows in i ^ j _ . I j «    je    I rows; animal corn grows on toes band, could break away every day from j conit, a bus hi* business, and spend hours driving with his friends ? She put down the .Client questions, however, and concluded the singularity of the matter was made right by XX ill's superior adherence to method The following week, the day before the issue of his paper. Kemble was again in an excited state over haring so are several kinds of corn ; there is the unicorn, capricorn, and corndodgers, field corn, and the corn which j is the corn you feel the most. It is JOHN ANDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW WD mmITBLIt), OM ct over Wedge & Spicer'* Drug Store, ALBERT LHA, MINN. ■ami —   ——- —- ——t— Hotels. HALT, HOUSE W. G FOST Kit. Proprietor. Albert Lea, - - Iil nn. Webber House Thii Hotel having recently been com-’plstoly refitted and furnished, is now prepared to give AMPLE ACCOMMODATIONS t« all guests and travelers. Goo I stabling sad attentive grooms. Commodious sample rS9«t« connected with the premises BARRELS OF tile line of goods will be kept full during the season. Millinery AT UNUSUALLY LOW PRICES. 4Gtf WELL TlllllllEI) HATS FOR GREEN FRUIT 0NE DOLLAR JUST RECEIVED AT RANSOM'S RESTAURANT! AT DEALERS AND FA MUES SUPPLIED AT LOXVEST PRICES F Drains iv VK tv ms. JOHN STAGE’S MILLINERY STORE ALBERT LEA, ftHNN- horizon becoming darkened by the growing frequency of such scenes as we have narrated at the opening ol our story. The Kembles lived in a modest cot tage in , Hudson county, .New .Jersey Their family consisted of one child, a boy seven years of age Their manner of living was n >t pretentious Mrs Kemble did her own work, but there was an air of neatness, we mig't say elegance, in the arrangement of the pretty dwelling that would strike the beholder with a pleasant sense of the refinement of its inmates. It was the his wife’s help at his office. 4> I declare, Nell, I haven’t written one thing for this week’s issue, and I ain so driven, you ought to help me. , X ou can't have much to du to-dav ; so just slip on your hat, and go with me this morning ” “ What shall we do about dinner ? ” d,>CMr “ Never mind dinner. You can J pick up something when we get back.*’ j “ But there is bread to bake, cake to | be made. the breakfast dishes to wash, the oi 1-clot bs to clean, beds to be made—” There, there —what a string! Why, pride and joy of Nellie Kemble to j in the name of common sense, don’t you make her home bright and happy. She I was an excellent, housekeeper, and not j only was her table spread with the J most ii linty and toothsome productions terday was Monday, and yon know I arrange your work so it won’t all come on one day ? 1 It don’t all come on one day. X’es- PORTRAIT PAINTING! Mow its tile Ti mc P. Daniels, 'Vill paint your likeness in complete style for tiio small sum of $25. Orders sent to him, Postoffice 229. Albert Lea, Mina., will /t-ceivv pruiupt attention. v*Mxvino42tf HIGHEST PRICE T X1D FOR HUMAX HAIR, and Gents’ Chains from same made to order. Also Ladies' Switches, and all other work in that line. Farmers, Look at this! These windy days when you go to town, you will do good to yourself, if you go to the INTEJTTKT' FLOER, FEED, AXD GROCERY HTORE! WA It REN BUEL, (Successor to J T. Green ) Second Door South of tire People’s Store. h and get a cup of ii Hot Coffee! for five cents. Where the best FLOUR, CORN MEAL. GRAHAM. BUCKWHEAT FLOUR. OATS, CORN, BRAN, & FRED I can be had. Also Confectionery. Tobacco, Cigars, Tea, Coffee. Butter, and Vegetables whish will be sold at the lowest living prices. ! Farm produce sold on commission. vol I Brio J 7 iii t f The place is next door south of R. R Sinner k Co s. store. J. P. COLBY. $10 per Acre ImprovedFarm For Sale. Fine farm of IOO acres ; IOO acres now plowed ready for crop ; tame meadow: living springs. Good fence around the entire farm. Good house, stables, &c. Post-office across the road, with daily mail. School bouse IOO yards from the door. Albert Lea la full view, miles distant, whore everything that heart can wish is for sale, except tell,ski/. WEDGE & HIBBS, Agents, Albert Lea, Minn. March 22, 1876.    Ii* Albert Lew, Minn,    Jtf of her ingenious invention, but her house from cellar to garret was in the neatest order. Our editor was not ob (use, but he failed to comprehend the engineering necessary lo bring about such a Pleasantville of tilings His wife always met him no appearance of fatigue ; so he took it for granted that she was having a pretty easy time of it I he dinner dishes were hurried out of the way after Mr Kemble’s departure Then the ironing hoard was drawn out. and the clothes basket relieved of its rolled-iip contents, which were carefully pressed out and hung on the “ bars” to dry Frankie, with his throat bandaged and his form almost lost in the voluminous folds of a woolen shawl, sat. in an easy chair, watching his mother in thoughtful silence. At length he spoke : “ Mamma, seem* to me, you are al ways at work. Don t you get tired ? ’ “ Not very, Frankie I like my work. That is why it don’t tire me” “ 5 ou are a good mamma, and I don’t like to hear papa talk as he did at the table ” “ Never mind, papa did not mean anything by it ” “ XVh it makes him say such things then ? ” “ Oh, Frankie, I would not talk about that bee, here is St. Nicholas for Christmas that Aunt Ida sent you. Look at the pictures I will read you the story of “ Cluck-a-Luck ** by-and by ” So the mother diverted the attention of her child fr-oai observations that stirred her own mild with disquietude Six o’clock brought Mr. Kemble t< washed Tuesday is always my baking day. XX ednesday I iron, and ” "Oh. yes, that is the way you string out your work. If you onlv had a little more method there would be no use of this everlasting drag. I could do all the work here in an hour or two each day, and not labor hard either.” “ Suppose we change work, then, today. Will. Let me go to you office this morning. Til agree to take your place and you take mine. Shall we try it?” asked Nell, with a mischievous glance Bosh ! X’ou take my place ! I’d like to see you write an editorial. Iia-ha-ha ! ” laughed the husband derisive- 'y “ Give me a trial, Will,” urged the wife. The editor scratched his head in a doubtful way. He was cornerned, he knew, and he would not show the white feather. So he said : ;i Well. Nell. I am willing to make the change. It will be a rest for me. anyway; but. I dare say things will go badly enough with you.” “ I will risk it,” was the hopeful reply, as the merry speaker tripped to her bed-room and changed her dress for a plain suit Tutting on her hat and skawl, she bade her husband a cheerful good morning, and was out of the front door, and off a block or two before he recovered his equanimity. Moving on with a light step, Nell, soon reached her husband s office, and proceeded to the sane,urn. where, divesting herself of hat and shawl, she went to work. Being well informed and of a bright mind, she found no difficulty in writing ap a review of the news of the week ; then to fo.lowed clear, sharp paragraphs ; keen, said. I believe, that gophers like corn ; 1 but persons haring corns do not like to | “ go tar,*’ if they can help it. Corns I have kernels and some Colonels have corns. Vegetable corn grows on ears, ' but animal corns grow on the feet at the other end of the body. Another kind of corn is the acorn ; those kind grow on oaks, but there is no hoax j about the corn. The acorn is a corn t with ihe indefinate article indeed. Try! it and see Many a man when he has a corn wishes it was an acorn. Folks i that have corns, sometimes send for a and if the doctor himself is c rned, he probably won’t do so well as I I if he isn t The doctor says corns are produced by tight boots and shoes, whish is probably the reason why when a man is tight they say he is corned If a farmer manages well, he can get a • great deal of corn on an acre, but I know of a farmer that has one corn that I j makes the biggest acher on his farm. 1 j The bigger crop of vegetable corn a ; man raises the better he likes it; but the bigger crop of animal corn he railes he does not like it. A smart thing—a mustard plaster Does a person lose his sense of touch when he don't feel well ? XX hen a man attains the age of nine j tj. he may be termed XC-Tingly old | A Detroit sign reads—4 XX’anted a | young man to drive horses up stairs.” s A Missouri paper, speaking of the cold winter of IS27. says:    Hogs sod cattle and turkeys roosting on the trees ; were froxen to death. “ See here, wife, you indulge that boy t*>o much. He is a perfect mule ' * O. husband pleas, don’t accuse our ' boy of having an ass for a father.” | The old man was silent. Xppssltc the S. JVI. R. ll. Depot heard eloped j Drift. Another bull dozed parish from An Iowa preacher has with one of the sisters. An Alabama baby of negro parentage has exactly one-half of his body white and the other half black. Count bim in. XX’hen the Esquimaux, of either sex, enter a house, custom comped them to remove their sealskin jackets, leaving nothing but Esquimaux. The average married man can no longer plead “ political meeting ” as an excuse for late hours and unsteady step. He will have to fall back on the old, old story of “ been to the lodge.** The children are beginning to examine the Santa Claus of their constitution. The country editor's annual call for “ subscription wood ” is again heard above the howling of the wintry winds The hatters LTcpv>c-to call a national convention to protest againse Morrissey’s declaring election bets off as revolutionary and unconstitutional. Making light of a grave subject. It is now proposed that cremation be done in gas retorts, and it is estimated that the average human body will yield some 2,000 leet of illuminating gas. Theatrical scenery should be constructed of nun-inflauimable material. England trembles in fear of the potato Fug. Euphemism The tramps below now ca’; themselves £cne.a' tourists. “ XX’hat side of the street do you live ' on. Mrs. Kipp’te ? ” asked a counselor, 1 ] cross-examioing a witness %* On either . ] side, sir. If you go one way, it's on I the right side. If you go the other way, it s on the left.'* ’I hree-year-old happened to have a want to be attended to just as his mother was busy with the baby. *• Go away; I I can’t be bothered with you now.” : 44 XX’hat do you hare so many children ] for, if you can’t bribes with ’em ? ” he unexpectedly inquired. 44 Poor boy ! ” said a lady, as she took out her purse to give the beggar some change. 4* X’es, I am a ; poor boj,” said the young rascal, squeezing a tear out of his eyes, - and I have three sick mothers to support.*’ j The lady put back her purse, shook her head, and walked sadly away. W® will keep constantly en hand a fall !4»s of White Pine. Norway Pine, and Hew* lock lumbf r, wL*eh we offer to the citizens of the surrounding country at the very lowest CASH PRICE. Oar Hemlock DIMENSION LUMBER!! is far superior to pine, for the reason that it is stronger, has less kri^ s. sn I is more durable when expose I to weather. We intro Lice it to the farmers as being ESPECIALLY ADAPTED for the building; of graneries, a* it is proof against rats and mice, which is something that every farmer should guard against. A - > the plank to ase little 'n barn floors, bridge*. A sidewalks, have no equal. WM. J. PRETTY!! A3, Age* 3G?f The Portland Oregonian complains that there is a moral dearth of religious # “ feeling among the good people of that city. If this is true of the good people, the other kind must be in a bad fix indeed. J A. ANDERSON. ^ Ice velocipedes are to be this winter’s I sensation — at least, so says an exchange. XX’ill they have ieecycles for wheels ? Place aux dames. Female burglars are doing considerable business in New X'ork city. 44 XrVhy.” asks an English Review, 44 is the British lion so afraid of having his toes stepped upon ? ” Because he once had a unicorn on them. New Store! Tho New Flore on Clark street, jsst es*! of the Hall House, is not as LARGE and showy as many of our neither is the neighbors, There is milch less of obtaining money under false pretense than for-! onvx/Gr /\vv    TYO merly, probably owing to the difficulty & I wv IV Ul? IjtvJlJjUo* of obtaining money under any pretense !    „ It is no use for a man to put his watch und»'r his pillow before going to a Jeep. Waking up iv the night he can* tot tf ticking. not tell his watch ticking from his bed XX’ith eggs at present rates, what do JOU think of this : Of all fhe birds that I please tis with their lays, the most pop- s ular is the hen. as extensive as some others, but we intend to hare a COMPLETE ASSORTMENT fill up often, sell CHEAP! The editor cf a patent outside paper is constantly troubled for fear that something will come on his outside to disagree with his inside. ; deal fairly with our customers, and tbs hope to build up and merit a fair trade. J. A. ANDERSON. i Albert I es, —    —    —    Mio*. ;