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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - January 27, 1876, Albert Lea, MinnesotaFREEDOM TUE fiOLXTY STAMM), I*UULIS41 S M VVKUT THURHDAY. Terms, Per Year, J a j lily lire, $2 00 RATES OF AUVKUTISING.I \ b2 w I w , :} in (i iii iI I inch I OO1 I. oil o 50 4.50 (LOO*> iu ch I .To■>o 3 .50 (LOO 8.503 inch o .oO50 I .OO 7.00 9.004 in;h • V •I 2> 4. 50 •> .50 IO O I 10.005 inc Ii 4 it) •>. 5 I Ii ‘ •> I 2 .00 18.001 Col *4 VI25 t •OO I LOO 22.(Kl* 0 )\ \ -7 » 8 5) ll .OO 22.00 30.00I col IO .00 IO OO lls .OO 130.00 50 OO*I laoo 13.00 10.50 I). (IO DEMTIS-rHY. A. Ii. STREET, M. D., ALL WORK WARRANTED to give complete satisfaction. TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN! Office, at lits Drug Store, near Me Post Office, Alb*rt Lea. Minnesota. DR. DE NI. CRANDALL, TA nm KT TIS ’□C. (ttfice over A. E. Johnson s store, Bro&'l-wav, Albert L'*a NI. I* Sty sic Ut »ts. NI. DODGE, NI. D., ML a sc Otttee ut Wtwtl’n Dnijt st"ro. Ollie**. Besot Mice over Post MINN. ALPERT LEV. -    -    -    -    __ J> (! Koaa LhkL 3i, I> ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON TA IN LAKE CITY, MINN., Will treat ail .Pleases to which mankind is subject, to the best ot ins ability. Dr. Howl*nil has ma.Ie a specialty ut .Aseases ot Women an I Children, aud chronic diseases at long standing. By long experience aud strict attention to his profession, he is confident of treating ill curable diseases with Obitclne.-il eases treated with success. care aud sue/ess. Consult idfiat free, lo Jjtiir.f* rs    Is ft it (I    »i gent s. A w WI!ITE, CLERK IIF THE DISTRICT CRI HT, I USTICK OK TUEREAC fi. ti EN ER A L COi.LECTINO AC ENT. ,\C . vS:C., &C. Particular attention paid to Home < "Hee ti.uis.    Office    at    the    Court    llouie. ALBERT LEV. -    -    -    -    MINN. A. (I. Wbook. I>. Ii. 1‘. limo*. WEDGE & HIBBS, at on >t:vs ut lam' (Hock, Corner MINN. >ffice, Room No. I, VV cdg (Mark aud Broadway ALBERT LEA, -    -    - fa* John A. I.ovklv J Mi KS HL Pa UK Kit LOYELY Si PARKER, ATTORN i :vs At Office in Hewitt s ALBERT LEA. Block, u p st airs AW, I st door. - MIN HEMAN BLACKMER, X. A.WTEH. I. A >' I) KOH SALK! A I. A KUI' LHA, -    -    MINN. £ STACY.    b    M.    r    VU    KH. STACY &, TYRER, Attorneys at Law. Notaries Public, Leal Estate and Collecting Agents. Ct IN NEY VNCING Cf all kinds si leuiately done, acknowledgments taken baths administered. &c. Taxes paid. Titles investigated. Lauds bought and acid. Particular attention paid t o collect iou. horner ( lark and Newton Sts.. Albert Lea Hot et s. HALL if PCtbcHMl / VOLUME 16. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1876. NUMBER 4 Mi ankers. TUE FREEBORN COUTY IIAYK. Tho*. II. AltMSTHONO, Banker. ALBERT LEA. MINN. JI. I). BROMES A AK OI’ ALBERT IBA. [SL'CCSSSOK TO F. II AIL.J Established ALBERT LEA, - -    -    ISG? MINNESOTA MRS. JOHN STAGE, ILis recently returned from her trip East with one of the Largest and Best SELECTED STOCK OF MILLINERY GOOD , EVER BROUGHT INTO THIS MARKET. THESE HAVE BEEN PURCHASED ESPECIALLY TO MEET THE WANTS OF FALL <x WINTE TRADE Which will be Hold unusually low. HIGHEST PRIVE PAID FOR HUMAN SAIZl, A Bu vs Buy GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Gold and Silver. Buys United State* Bonds. Gold Drafts. Buys Mutilated Currency. Domestic Exchange. Sells Reliance on all the Sell Principal Cities of Europe JLivery Stables. LIV BHY ~ S TABIjB, OI? WILSON & OSTROM First-class Rigs of all kinds, with or without drivers. Call at tlio It f ll/ n a Money, Loans DISCOUNTS NOTES, Negotiate*- County, Township, and Schoo District Bonds. KAST SIDE OF BROADWAY. Near the Court House. Albert Lea, Minn 4*1 f CITY LIVERY ANI) INTEREST ALLOWED on POSITS. TIME DE- Collcctl ons receive energetic and Remit t a no* s made da prompt attention Charges J*1'** in accordance with the ens turn of National Imnks in this State. * H. D. BROWN. Hanker. REFERCENCES. First National Bank Austin, Minn. First National Bauk, St. PauL Fourth National Bank. New York Four til National Bank. I liicugo. i foots ft ti ti Shoes. ]NTEW Boot & Shoe Shop. SALE STABLE. NEW BIGGIES. CARRIAGES, HARNESSES. and RELIABLE HORSES. Fir*t-class Turnouts at Reasonable Prices TRV fir# NEIGHBORS. One evening aa the twilight was dusking into deeper shades, Farmer Welton stood in his door-yard, with a gun in his hands,and saw a dog coming out from his shed. It was not his dog, for his was of a light color, while this was surely black The shed alluded to was open in front with double doors for the passage of carts, and a wicket for pedestrians at the back ; and this shed was part of a continuous structure connecting the barn with the house. There had been trouble upon Farmer Welfcon’s place. Dogs had been killing his sheep, and some of the very hest at that. He had declared, in his wrath, that he would shoot the first stray dog he would find prowling about his prom iaes. On this evening, by chaoee, he had been carrying his gun from the house to the barn, when the canine intruder appeared. Aye, and in the bar* he had been taking the skin C m a valuable sheep which had been killed and mangled with tigerish ferocity. So, when he saw the strange dot: coming through his shed, he brought the gun to his shoulder, and, with quick, sure aim, fired. The dog gave a leap and a howl, aod having whisked around in a circle, two or three time*. he bounded off in a tangent, yelping painfully, and was soon lost to sight. “Hallo! what’* to pay now, Welton ? ” “ Ah—is that you, Frost ? ” “ Yes. Ye been shootiu’ somethin’ ain’t ye ? ” “ I’ve shot a dog. I think.” “ Ye e-s. I seed him scootin’ off It was Brackett’s I reckon Before the farmer could make any further remark, his wife called to him from the porch, and he went in I them. ’ “ But my dog never troubled your 1 sheep, aod you know it.” “ How ahould I kuow it?” “ You know he never dill harm to a sheep. It wasn’t in his nature. It wan 1 a mean cowardly aer. and (au oath) I you shall suffer for it.” 44 Brackett, you don’t know to whom you are talking.” “ Oho I ” (another oath) 44 We’ll find out I We’ll acc ! Don’t put on airs,John Welton. You ain’t a saint. I ll have satisfaction, if I have to Uke it out of your hide I ” 44 Peter, you had better go home and cool off. You are making yourself ridiculous.” Now really, this was the unkindest cut of all. Not all the mad words of Bracket put together were so hard as this single sentence; and John Welton put all the bitter sarcasm at his command into it. Bracket barat forth into a torrent of invective, and then turned away. Half an hour later, John Welton acknowledged to himaelf that he had not done exactly right. Had he, in the outset—in answer to Brackett’s first outburst, told the simple truth—that he had shot the dog by mistake ; that he was sorry ; that he was willing to do anything in his power to make amends —had he done this, his neighbor would probably have softened down at once. But it was too late now. The blow had been struck ; he had been grossly insulted, and he would not back down. Mr. Brackett was not so reflective. He only felt his wrtth, which he nursed to krep it warm. That evening he hitched his horse to a job wagon and went down to the village after a barrel of fluur. Having transacted his store business, he called upon Laban Pepper. Yeiy shortly alterward a boy and girl a lawyer, to whom be narrated the facts Garner of Broadway bert Lea, Minn. I an i ("lark streets, . HALL, Proprietor. came out through the shed as the dog had come. Down back of Welton’s j farm, distance half a mile, or so, was a J saw and grist-mill, with quite a little settlement around it; and people having occasion to go on foot from that section to the farms on the hill, could cut off a long distance by crossing XV el ton’s lot. The boy and girl were children of Mr of the shooting of his dog. Pepper was a man anxious for feet He had no sympathy or soul above that. 4 You say your dog was in company with two of your children ? ” “ Yes.” 44 And this passage over Mr. Walton** land, aL.d through his shed, has been Brackett When they reached home fro€,Y yielded by him aaa right of way *L    _    ...    a    I      _    -    a*    I    *    irk    Vs    in    rs    t    sr    L    Y\t»» ta I ** o Having I?. Nelson pi: relisted •roadway, bai property opened * on BuOT & SHOE STORE, KOU f I STOM MADE WORK. F«*ur or five workmen will be constantly em pl* yeti. aud orders for New Good or for Repaid will be tilled, cheap aud on the shortest notice 8tf GIVE HIM A CALL. AUSTIN, J. TRUESDELL, MINNESOTA- \V. G. FOST KR, Proprietor. Albert Lea. - - Minn. % - — ------ Welder House This Hotel lowing recently been completely refitted and furnished, is now prepared to give AMBLE ACCOMMODATIONS to nil guests and travelers. Good stabling, and attentive grooms. Commodious sample rooms connected with the premises S*6totog vatilts. J*. A. 3?uller,s PHOTOGRAPH ROOMS, Union Block, East side Broadway, LEWIT LEA -    -    - MINN m- WI— III I » ITYW3—«J*i—Iri*TI» -WiMIU WIW ■IIH—1 JOHN M. MARTY, aril    Engineer.V Surveyor Formerly County Surveyor of I..,-! Cuoss<‘ Comity, AVY*., respect! ally Baya to the people of Freeborn County that he is prepare I to do any kind of Surveying, laying out Town Dint*, Roads, etc., as well as making plans and specifications for Houses. Barns, etc.    41t4 DEALER IN BOOTS & • Heat * Harkers. Wm. TUNELL Well known and long established MEAT    MA Will always he found open and well supplied with the BEST QUALITY OF MEAT. which the cotiutry affords. BEEF. FORK. MUTTON, VEAL. Fish and Poultry will always lie found iii their seasons at Irs “hop, while LARD, TALLOW, H A MS. SAUSAGE, AC., will bo k♦-pf constantly on hand. Give him a call. Four doors south of the Webber House, ALBERT LEA, -    -    -    MINN. mr. A. If. M MILLEN HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAL-MARKET ! On East side Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLES STORE. sis His Stock of fir.e Goods rfo TRADE WILL BE FOUND ALL OE WHICH WILL COMPLETE, BE SOLD VERT CHEAP, In view of the depression in the Grain Market.    IGI A. Haugo lit the old and favorite stand 0 Himebaugh is prepared to do jill kiuds of AO KSMITHING — AND— I IO HS E SI IO KIN G. Sa*isfaetion guaranteed. Call and see. Albert Lea.    4utf CSII av iug bon of A BL N. H. ELLICKSON, Carpenter and Builder Mr. E is an Architect from Chicago, and is thoroughly conversant with house design*:. $16 per Acre ImprovedFarm For Bale. Fine fin rn of JOG acres : IOO acres now flowed ready for crop:    tam*    inca    dole: living springs. Good fence around the entire fa rill. Good house, stables, Ac. Post-office across the road, with daily mail. Echoed house HK) yards from the door. Albert Lea in full view, ‘2J miles distant, tvh *re everything that heart can wish is for sale, exempt whisky. W EDG E & Ii I BRS, ,\gents. A Hmm! Lea, Mum. > i Jo J !_\ IHT';.    I-’ ‘ OLE TANG, 31 aker arid Repairer of Boots & Shoes. Shop on Clark street, north and opposite of Wedge A. Spicer’s Drug store. WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS, HE PROPOSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION! THAN EVER BEFORE. ffctjrCasli paid for Hides, Tallow, &o., &c. TRY HIM I NEW MEAT MARKET. FT IRST-CLASS WORKMEN are employed. Repairing done to order, cheap and on short notice. Give him a call. 37 lf    Albert    Lea,    Minn. O. I*. Hanson. I. J. PiUIJlON. HAMSON & PAULSON, Manufacturer** of Boots db Shoos, Ail work wnrra-iteJ to give satisfaction and done to order on short notice, Shop near cor. of Broadway and William* etreeta, Albert I aa, Minn. ii ray Lines. WING A: HOVIG’S EXPRESS & DRAY LINE. Any and all jobs attended toon first call, and w in anted to give satisfaction. Leave orders on the Slate at A. E. Johnson’s store, Albert Lea, Miun. A. H. Sqi IKR.    O.    II.    Babbitt. SQUIER & BABBITT. Successors to SQI.' I KU BROS. G JV EXPRESS A DRAY LINE. Orders may lie left on the Slate at LINCOLN BROTHERS. JACOB STAUDENRAUS ILis opened a new MEAT MARKET on Claik street, east of McNeil & Van Vechten’s Carpenter Shop, where he proposes to keep everything usually found in his line. aud also proposes to sell at as TT . ■ ..... ..    _      M—m JLJOW RATERS as the Market will afford A portion of the patronage of the citizens of Albert Lea is respectfully solicited 49lf they were met by a scene of dire confusion. Old Carlo—the grand old New Foundland dog—the hiring and the loved—the true and the faithful—had come home shot through the head, and was dying. The children threw themselves upon their shaggy mate, and wept and moaned in ag*my. Mr. Brackett arrived just as the dog breathed his last. One of the older boys stood by with a lighted lantern— I for it had grown quite dark now—aod the farmer saw what had happened, j 44 Who did this ? ” he asked groan-ingly. “John Welton did it.” said Tom Frost, coming up at that moment I 44 He’s been loosin’ sheep, and I guess j he's got kind o’ wrathy.” 44 But my dog never killed a sheep, j never ! He’s been reared to care for ; sheep. How came he down there? ” “ He went over to the mill with and me, as ahead of us toward home. I heard a gun just before we got to Mr. Welton’s, but oh, I didn't think he could have shot poor Carlo ! ” Mr. Brackett was fairly beside himself. To say he wag angry would not express it. He had loved that dog—it had been the chief pet of his household for years. He was not a man in the habit of using profane language, but on the present occasion a fierce oath escaped him; and in that frame of mind —literally boiling with hot wrath and indignation—he started for Welton’s. John Welton and Peter Brackett had been neighbors from their earliest days, and they had been friends, too. Between the two families there had been a bond of love and goodwill, and a spirit of fraternal kindness and regard had marked their intercourse. Both the farmers were hard-working men, with strong feelings and positive characteristics. They belonged to the same religious society, and sympathized in politics. They had had warm discussions, but never yet a direct falling out Of the two, Welton was the more intellectual, and, perhaps, a little more tinged with pride than was his neighbor. But they were both hearty men, enjoying life for the good it gave them. Mr. Welton entered his kitchen, and stood the empty gun up behind the door. 44 What’s the matter, John ? ” his wife asked, as she saw his troubled face. 44 I’m afraid I’ve done a bad thing !” he replied regretfully. “I fear I have shot Brackett’s dog.” “Oh, John!” 44 But I didn’t know whose dog it was. I saw him coming out from the shed— it was too dark to see more than that it was a dog. I only thought of the sheep I had lost, and I fired.” 44 I am very sorry. John. Oh, how Mrs Brackett and the children will feel. They set everything by old Carlo. But you can explain it.” 44 Yes—I can explain it.” Half an hour later Mr. Welton was going to his barn with a lighted lantern in his hand. He was thinking of the recent unfortunate occurrence, and was sorely worried and perplexed. to his neighbors •4 Yea sir, ever since I can rcmenj- “ Then, my dear sir, Welton is clearly liable, if you will come with me, we will step into Mr. Garfiel Us aod have a suit commenced at once.” Mr. Garfield was the trial Judice. AU this happened on Friday evening. On Saturday it had become noised abroad in the farming district that there was not only serious trouble between neighbors Welton and Brackett, bat that they were going to law about it. On Sunday morning John Welton told his wile he should not attend church. She could go if she liked. She had no need to ask her husband why he would not go out. She knew he was unhappy, and that he could not | bear to meet his old neighbor in the j house of God while the dark cloud was XHrtll db West, DEALERS IN GtMioral 31erehnnclUie, AUSTIN.    -    -    MINN MANSE LIBRARY FIFTY CENTS FER QUARTER. A BIG OPFER. A farm of 520 acres,—200 seres under the plow, and really for seed next spring. 27 acres of thrifty young growing timber, besides one mile of willow along the line Good house, granary to bold 2,000 bush, els, stabling for oO head of stock, fine well of pure water, &c. All to be sold for about what the wild laud would cost. Inquire of D. Cr. PARKER. •PJG    Albert    Lea, Minn. What would his neighbor say? He hoped there would be no trouble. He was reflecting thus when Mr. Brackett appeared before him, coming up quickly and stopping with an angry stamp of the foot. Now there may be a volume of clee trie influence even in the stamp of I foot, and there was such an influence in the stamp which Bracket! gave; and Welton felt it and braced himself against it. There was, moreover, an atmosphere exhaling from the presence of the irate man at once repellant and aggravating 44 John Welton, yon have shot my dog ! ” The words were hissed forth hotly. 44 Yes,” said Welton, icily. “ How dared you do it ? 44 I dare shoot any dog that comes prowling about my buildings, especially when I have had my sheep killed by w    . upon him, Nor did she wish to meet I me, said the younger boy. subbing ; either Mr. or Mr*. Brackett. So they he spoke ; 44 and he was running on both stayed at home. Peter Bracken was even more miserable than John Welton, though perhaps he did not know it. He held in ! close companionship the very worst demon a man can embrace—the demoo of wrathful vengeance; and in order to maintain himself at the strain to which I he had set his feelings, he was obliged I to nurse the monster. He did not at tend church on that day, nor did his wife. Two or three I Macs during the calm, beautiful Sabbath, as he glanced over toward hi* neighbor’s dwelling, he found himself beginning to wish that he had not gone to see Mr. Welton in such a heat of anger ; bat he put the wish away and nursed back his wrath On Monday toward ooon, the constable came up from the village, and read to John VI chon an imposing legal document. It was a summons issued by William Garfield, Em)., a Justice of the Peace, ordering the said John Welton to appear before him, at two of the clock, on Wednesday, at his office, then and there to answer to the complaint of Peter Brackett, Ac. The officer read the summons, and left with the defendant a copy. It was the first time John Welton had ever been called upon to face the law. At first he was awe stricken and then he waa wroth. He told himself that he would fight it to the bitter end. And now he tried to Durse his wrath, aod became more unhappy than before. On Tuesday evening, Parson Sorely called upon Mr. Welton. The good man had heard of the trouble and was exceedingly exercised in spirits. Both the men were of his flock, and he loved and respected them both. He sat down alone with Welton, and asked him what it meant. “Tell me, calmly and candidly, all about it,” he said. Aller a little reflection, Mr. Welton told the story. He knew the old clergyman for a true man, aod a wholehearted friend, and told everything just as he understood it. “And neighbor Bracket!, thinks even now, that yon shot the dog know tug thai it was his ?” I suppose so.” ‘•If yon had told him the exact facts in tile beginning, do yon think he would have held his anger?” This was a hard question for John Welton, but he answered it manfully. “Truly, parson* I do not think he would.” 44 Were yon ever mofe unhappy in your life than yon have been since this trouble came V* “I think not.” “And, if possible, neighbor^Brackett is more unhappy than yod.” 4 Do vou think so ?” “Yes Hi is the most angry aud nut believe hi has a good heart ?” “Yes” “I wish you could show him how true and good your own heart is ” “Pardon.” “I irish you could sImw hiuiffhat you possess the true Christ inn courage.” “Parson, what do you mean ?” “I wish you ha I the courage to meet him and conquer him.” “How would you hitte me do it ?” “First, conquer yourself. You are not offended ?” “No. Go on.” And thereupon the good old elorgy-inan drew up his chair and laid Unhand upon his friend’s arm, and told him just what he would have him do He spoke earnestly aud with tears in his eyes. “Brother W elton, have you the heart and the courage to do this ?” The farmer arose and took two or three turns across the floor ; aud finally he said: “I will do it.” * * * « * * On the following day towards the middle of the forenoon, Peter Brackett stood in the door-yard with his head bent. He was thinking whether he should harness his horse and be off before dinner, or whether he w joid wait until afternoon. He could not work ; he could not even put his mind to or dinary chores. “I wonder,” he said to himself, “how the trial will come out! I s’puse Web I ion ll hire old VV hitman to take his case. Of course the office ’ll be crowd* J cd Tom frost gays it's noised everywhere, and that everybody ’ll Plague take it ! I wish—” His uic-ditations were interruptel by approaching steps, and on looking up he beheld neighbor We how. “Good morning, Peter.” Brackett gapp'd, and finally answered : “Good morning,” though rather crustily. VV ellen went on, frankly and pleasantly : “Yon will go to the village to-day ?” ., I    __ _ tf I *    rn. “I have been summoned by Justle* I Garfield lo be there; alin*, bul really. Peter, I don’t want to go One of u> will be enough. Garfield is a fair man. and fchen he knows the facts he wit do what is rjglit. Now, jeu can slat* them as well as I can. and whatever his dec aion is, I will abide by if. You can tell him that I shot v«*ur doo and that your dog had done me no harm.” “lh) you acknowledge that Carl** never harmed you—that he never troubled your sheep ?” inquired Br ick etc, with surprise. “It was not his nature to do harm t*> anything. I am sure he would sooner have saved one of my sheep than killed it.” ‘•Then what did you shfmt him for ?” “That is just what I was coming at, Peter. You will tell the justice that I bad lost several of my hest sheep— killed by dogs—that I had just been taking the skin from a fat, valuable wether that had been so killed and mangled—that I was on my way from my house, with my gun in ny hand, when I saw a dog come out froui my shed. My first thought was that be had conic from my sheep fold. It wa* almost dark, and I could not see plainly. Tell the Justice that I had im idea it was your do*j. I never dreamed that I had fired that cruel shot at old Carlo, until Tom Frost told me.” “How ! You didn’t know it was my dog ?” “Peter, have you thought so hard of me as to think that I could knowingly and willingly have harmed that grand old dog ? I would sooner have shot one of my own oxen.” “But you didn t tell me so at first Why didn’t you ?” “Because you came upon me so—-so —Buddenly—” “O, pshaw r cried Brackett, with a stamp of his foot. “Why didn’t you spit it out as it was f Nay I came dow n on you so like a hornet that you hadn’t a chance to think. I—I was a blamed fool!—that’s what I was.” And I was another, Peter; if I hadn’t been I should have told you the truth at once, instead of flarihg up But we will understand it now. You can see the Justice—” “Justice be hanged. John !—Dang it The First Doctors of Mlf I Not more than five acres of Michi jail had been chopped and In/iv d "it before a doctor arrived in the State. and they have continued to arrive ever since that hour. trrangtaewt* fur lr.- Moody's Wwrtr* J **Tn New Torii CHy< jtnfy hi eifpectrmcfo Commence’ [ i aeric# of revival im; ct mg# im New York city votne time in February, amb I w* take from the New York Observe* the following ntec-ouut    preptri lions wh;Ch are being made lur the same: I •• The Tariff> f tie • int preparation b*r Mr Moody i* service# in I it la city, are going forward rapidly* The larger ro*»m ku**wn as the •* Mad!* son Avenue Hall will. it is tbsifllt,* I be belter adapted for I he use of thew?' | cervices, th in any in which Mr. Moody has preached Although not so ‘•rn* ! as mime of ihe buildings in Lindon, of The first hundred or so didn’t doctor bidding as many as the hall in PhiUdeD after tile set rules of allopathy -or homeopathy. The grind object was t** phia, it is so eonsttucted as to have the entire audience brought into virtual give a sick man his money’s worth of contact with the speaker. The brfff iff medicine, and a little over. Drug stor-were few and far between in those day-*, and every doctor carried his medicines with hint. Indeed this role was practiced ap to fifteen or twenty years ago, when physicians all at once got the notion that I It was more convenient and stylish for the patient’s friends to turn out at mid night and walk from one to five miles to get a prescription filled than it mm-for the ductor to sit the bed and deal out the drugs. The first doctors w-;re very enersr«*ti<* and ambitious. If a man fell Rick the} | called it lev ;r’n anue, and pushed pow-I der*, l'u)ai U and other things down hi-j throat until a change occurred If fur the worse they gave the di.-tease some other nam; and put on mustard pl is ters, gave the patient calomel, kept hi.* feet warm, and doctored him on that theory until he rallied or was still fur ther reduc d. If he got well it the doctor. If he died the doctors for sixteen mi’es around would ?we»r th it the person couldn’t have been cur.-J nohow. It can’t l»e ascertained that mofr than one of ihoi*e early practitioner be there I evcr 1rave °P :1 patent in despair. That | one was a re-ident of Wayne county, aod was culled to see a pioneer living •even or eight miles from Detroit The mau had some sort of low fever, md the physician attended him for a mouth wit la* ut noticing any improve meat. On the contrary, the patient M-emed to be sinking, and fearing in bise practice if the man died on hi-•mud*, the physician decided to abaft Ion the case he said I “I can’t rome any more; I’m going lo Cleveland to live.” When she xsked about her hatband’* prospects, he replied: “Ile is certain to die. I never saw such a ca- * before. I commenced with “A” in th • alphabet of medicines and have run him down to ‘and po forth ’ and ha veil t moved him a peg.” The pat cut fell out of bed and broke his arm ne it day, and in three month-was able to c.*rry a bushel of wheat to Detroit on his .-boulder. The d**ctors were just as polite and I he eastern end of the building, called the 44 Fourth Avenue Hall,” will hold about four thousand people, and will be used for the noon meetings and special services. Between these hall* are twtr large rooms for young men’s meeting?^ Bible readings, etc. The pastors hate sent In the fitfme# of five hundred from the various church* es, as es|N*cially adapted to instruct smF advise thorn; seeking religious counsel and aid in the inquiry rooms. The meetings held by the committee of pa*-tors on the Tuesday and Thursday even* ings of this month, al the RgfaNul church, Fifth avenue and 29th street have been provided especially to sd?inf with and help these Christian workers in their preparation. Between four and five hundred Chris* | tian men have offered their services, ; through their ch arches, as ushers, to , care for the orderly management of vhd ; meetings. Four hundred singers ha** was a big c*rd f*»r J volunteered for the choir, and h**!d their first informal rehearsal at Association Hail last Thursday evening. A* it is Dot intended to throw the burden of this part of the work npoti any. Tnt mot*' than two evenings of the week, it iff hoped that the parlors will he abl* to send in the names of others who will aid in the service of rung, so that al least two hundred ttf:4 fifty can bm rn attendance each night. The subscriptions lot the expenses of these meetings are coming in slowly Ii is confidently believed that all Christian people ii) the city and neighborhood will be glad to contribute toward this fund. The leading item of expense ii of course the rem of the great building, It has been rented by the committee tor three month*, from the parties no# holdirg the lease, st the satne fate pef week. ua they pay Lr a term of intr Calling his wife out door? I years It is estimated thit 959,909 will ba required to carry oh itie Work for threw ( months. Gix Sherman, in his chapter off ; the “ Military I*eseoM of the American j W ar, says : 4 To l*e strong, healthy, and capable of the largest measure * f ; physical effort, the soldier needs about three pounds of food per day, and (hr horse or atule about 20 pounds. Aff gentle in those pioneer days as they art* ordinary** army wagon, drawn by si! now, and cat-hing the spirit of the rap i lly growing country they fell that time was the great desideratum. A doctor safely count the con rents of one wagon sufficient for two days' food f«»r rn as regiment of I JlOO men ; and as s corp# j should have food on hand for 20 dsyff ready fur detachment, it ahonld havw JDD f*ffrh Wagons, as a provision train; and tor forage, ain rn un it ion. clothing, and other necessary stores, it wasfonndf necessary to have .’JDO more wagons, of fW wagons in all for a corpc Kaclr regiment ought usually to have st least ’ one wagon f..r convenience to distributer stores, and each > company two pack mules. §«» that the regiment may alway* j ^ certain of a meal on reaching camp wiihout waiting for larger traias*” all! what is the use ? There ’—Let us end it so !” From her window Mrs. Brackett had seen the two meu come together, and she trembled for the result. By-and-by she saw her husband, as though flushed and excited, put out his hand. Mercy! was he going to strike his neighbor ? She was ready to cry out with affright—the cry was almost upon her lips—when she beheld a scene that called forth rejoicing instead. And this was what she saw : She saw these two strong men grasp one another by the hand, and she saw big bright tears rolling down their cheeks ; and she knew that the fearful atorm was passed, and that the warm sunshine of kite and tranquility would come again. mu!**s. may be counted to carry 3.0tHf pound j net, ♦'qual lo the food of a full regiment for one day ; hut by driving living in Maccourt* county, when called al* ng beef cattle, a contntvsary may upon lo set a broken leg for a laboring    ~r * uian, cxamin J the limb and said : • If I set this limb it will be five or six months before you can walk. lf I j •ar it off and make yon a wooden leg. you’ll by out splining rails in less than | three months.’’ The man declined the generous offer, and the doctor sighed drearily as he I rolled down his shirt sleeves. Tho»c doctors, too, had warm and sympathetic hearts. One of them killed f a uian in Wrshtcnaw county, by giving him poison bi place of calomel. Upon ‘ discovering his mistake, he rode out to j S4“C the widow, and after a few prelim-iuarv remark* said : “I’m very sorry, 5lrs. Cuter, but it can’t I e helped now; John was a pret- j tv good man. but there’s others just a- j good. I’m willing to do the fair thing I by you, being as ii was my mistake. A 1 brother of rn me is coming from Y’ork : 8late next week, and he shall marry ! you inside of three months ! ” And he did. And it was just as hard for doctors to collect their bills then ss it is now | • A Detroiter who had doctored in one ! family for three or four years without ! getting any pay, started out one morn- I I ing with the vowed intention of collect ing something, or raising a tornado, j He returned after four or five hours covered with mud, hat blood on his coat collar. “Get any money of Jones ?” asked a I friend    *    * “No, hut I squared up with him and left him a receipt in full,” replied the1 doctor, p nut iug to his left ear. Half of it had been bitten off. tY fir.* we consider the prevalence of the custom to dub cvcryLsJy who went to the war with the title of Captain, Colonel. Genera!, ike , there is a peculiar appropriateness in the following resolution which was introduced at a meeting of confederate soldiers at Atlanta, G».f the other day Resolved, that the l*reff-•dent appoint a committee of one lo in* quire into the matter of whether therff wefe any surviving privates of#he Into wa f. Cofrit Oak I—One cup of s ti gar f halt cup of butter ; naif cop of molasses! two eggs ; halt cup of coflfee ; one tew-? spOou each of cloven, cinnamon, auf-- c*cd in. and D‘eft* ,n^ •*bnrt«»; quarter (fMnd of ; chopped raisins. - -—— -..analog Pop Corn Pudding.—Take fofff quarts of popped corn. cover with sweet I*ct stand until soaked through milk. then a*ld two eggs and a tablespoonfu of sugar. Bake halt an hoar. vengeful.” A brief pattee, then the parson resumed : “Brother Welloff, with you are needed but a few words. You are a stronger man thau Brother Brackett. Do you The power of gunpowder is shown by a recent writer in the Revenue Scien-tifiquc. The velocity of a shell leaving the cannon is 1.300 feet p-f second' The height from which the projectile would have to fall to acquire ibis is 26,-800 feet J consequently the power of the powder is equal to ‘219,000 footpounds. The heat evolved by the combustion of 11-4 pounds of powder is equal to 340-7 calories. The mechanical work of this amount of heat is I,* 050,000 footpounds.  — 1 — . A man Went to a New York judge to apply for naturalization papers. His witness Was very stupid, and the judge, in despair, tamed at last to the man himself with the question, “ Well. now. when did yon come to this country? ” 44 Sure, your Honor, I was bom here in New York ! ” “You may go,” said the judge, quietly. Jones, In Writing to a friend, says that he is gild to say that his wife is recoveriu^ slowly. As though there Were not Smiths enough already, they have started a “Smith Manufacturing Company ” in Connecticut. It is an extraordinary fact th it when people Come to what is commonly called high Words, they generally ms low language. lf there Is anything calculated *o make even a man of the most rugged const’tut ion nervous, it is to have two Coft* Bread.—One cup sour off buttermilk ; three cups sweet milk) one cup uiola.-scs or sugar ; one teaspoon salara* us and one of sa’t* three cups wheat flour. Then stir in e«n» meal to make as thick as Johnny cake. Steam one hour, thee bake oue hour, Cf*o8ixo Cracks in Cast IffofV Stoves —Good wood ashes are to be sifted through a fine sieve, to which is to be added the same quantity of'clay or three children standing around eat ( finely pulverised, together with a little ing bread and jam when he has a new black suit on. Lawyers arc sometimes Very particular. The other day one of those learned aud admirable gentlemen was waited upon by a young man who wished his , advice, and began by saying: “ My father died and made a will——” “ Is j it possible ? I never heard of such a thing,” answered the lawyer. 44 Why, ! I thought lf happened everyday,” said the young man; “ but if there ie to be I any difficulty about it, I had better ’ give you a fee to attend to the business ” The fee was given, and then the lawyer I observed—“Oh, I think I know whit you mean You mean that your father made a will and died.” that mast he it.” A gentleman who was seated in a crowded horse car resigned his place in ; favor of a pale* slender woman, who carried a large child in her arms, and was being jostled this Way and th ti with the motion of the ear. To the gertleman’s surprise, a barly ittdividrwl took the seat before the lady could reach it. 44 I meant this lady to have _ niv sear.” said the gentleman, angrily. ] *4 Veil,” replied the other, settling comfortably back in his seat,44 dat lady ish my rife    . salt. This mixture is to be mobtCMi with water enough to make a paste, and the crack of tho stove filled with it. The cement does not peel off or break awaY» and assume* an extra degree off hardness after being heated The stove must be cool when the application ii made. The same substance may hi used in setting the plates of ■ store, or in fitting stove pipes, serving lo render all the joints poTre?tly tight. The repvtl that Senator Jones ba* discovered a mine of castile amp tm oms of his farms h probably a bubble. “ A woman in offr neighborhood,” says a correspondent, « has just taken “ Y ct. yes,! the veil. It belonged to some owe clee, rn that she will be excluded for th# space of two years.” A Mormon youth who hffd removed Derm Iowa to Utah, and whom a traveler found tending sheep, said; “I came from lows) to years ego. Father toll us ell along that we Wert coming to Zion. Well, this is the worn! old Zion I ever went to se«. I’d rather have a foot of land in Joway than alt these here mountings of the fjord, aud J guess the J.cfd would, too, if hi had ever seen low ay.”
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