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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - July 6, 1876, Albert Lea, Minnesotao pie ho Ivor acrose Albert Lea torn. It is loca^eu tu retune lakes,and was no.:rn____ of tho distinguished explorer previous 1} mentioned. It was first settled in July, 1855, by Lorenzo Merry, who took the first claim, did the first breaking, created the first house, aud opened the first hotel. So Nicholas, in the southern part of the town, was at one rime a village id cons! lerable importance, and aspired to the county seat Nothing now rem Vina of the village, and the and has been converted into a stock farm. The report of the Southern Minne* sota lluilroad (’ouipany for 187.’), shows that the revenue of this station, as well as tile amount of freight received and forwarded, is largely in excess of any other town upon the entire line of the road. Pickerel Lake was attached to Albert Lea for township purposes, in September, 1858. Im the following year, it was voted a separate organization In October, 1800. it was attached to Man-ohestsr, for election purposes, but afterwards became a part of Albert Lea; and remained so until September, 18(55, when the citizens petitioned for an inde-p<MHlent government.which was granted. The name of the fine- Dke within its borders.first suggested that of the town. 5 diaries and W i ilia Lit \\ iider and A D. Pinkerton located in the summer of 1855, and were the first settlers Alden was attached to Pickerel Lake for township purposes,in Jan. 3 858 but iii October, 18(50, it was detached, and made a part of Carlton. In September, following, a singular entry appears upon the record.showing that the Board granted a petition to detach Alden from Albert Lea, and attach it to Carlton. How it became separated from Carlton, after its connection of the previous year, s*r how it been me pa it of Albert Lea,with Pickerel Lake intervening, the record is silent. In the absence of further light, we will presume it to be an error. In March, I SOG, the town was granted a separate organization. I he village of Alden i> located upon the Southern Minnesota Railroad, ten miles west of Albert Lea. and is second in size in the county. Tile station reports show. lls), that it is second in importance in the receipt and shipment of freights. Moscow is one of the towns of distinguished prominence in the settlement, organization, and early political history of the county. S. N. Friable was one of the three first Commissioners. Dr. Watson, also a citizen of this town, was not only one of the delegates to the Constitu tional Convention in 1857, but enjoyed the honor of a goat in the State Senate ' water, and for the first three terms The Rev S. G. Lowry, also of this town, may be regarded as the pioneer clergyman, and for years answered calls, picking his trackless way to all parts of the county. A heavy body of timber, on section 17, was long previous known as the Moscow woods, and this suggested to the early settlers the name of the town, which so continued until its organization, when it took the name of Guildford, but in June, 1858, it was again changed to us original title. A colony, consisting of Thus. II. Morgan. Nathan Hunt, Iiobt. Spear, and Thos Ellis, made the first settlement, on the Both of May, 1855. Rieeland was organized under the name of Beardsley, in honor of Sam. Beardsley, one of the first settlers ; hut in October, 1858, it was changed to its name, at tile suggestion of Isaac B aker, who was then on the County Board. I Shortly after settlement, a small tract I was surveyed into town lots, under the ' name of Fairfield, but it never acquired the dignity of a village Ole C. Olcson ami Ole Hanson located in August, 185(5, and were the first settlers. Bancroft village had ifs origin in what was known as the St, Paul Land Company, of which TW N. Oliver was agent. Afterwards, by general consent. the name was applied to the whole township 8o far as we can learn, this town has the honor of having erected the second school house iii the county, which was done in the fall of 1857, by the I district now known as No 20. The villa ge of Bancroft was a sharp rival for the county seat in 1857, and at that time a place of considerable importance, having a newspaper, store, sawmill and other evidences of busy btl', all of which has since disappeared Manchester was first known by the name of Oldburg, but was christened Buckeye at irs organization. In May, 1858. it was again changed to Liberty Finally, in October following, at the suggestion of Mathias Anderson, it was changed to Manchester, in honor of a place of the same name in Illinois, where Mr. A. had previously lived S S. Skiff entered this town in June, 1856 as the first settler. EL Earlston was organized nary. 1858, under the Stanton, out of respect to Elias Stanton, who had already suf-fored amputation on account of frostbitten feet, and who died of the same in the spring following. After its or- -3' Geneva. re stton that -1. - - . i ■ ■ - .......-.    in remembrance of (ti?-., j Geneva, N. Y ., for which, pleasant recollections were entertained. Tin village of Geneva, situated upon the bink of a gmjtilu! take of that name, is a town of eSttsiiJerable prominent!. Milton Mercy was tire- first settler, locating in the fail of 1855 Bath was first, organized under tho naoic of Porter, in honor of E D. Porter, who settled near Clark’s Grove. I he east half of the town was attached to Geneva, and the west half to Hartland for township purposes, but in September, 1858, assumed an independent organization, and the name changed to Bath, at the instance of F. W. Calkins, who was desirous of perpetuating the memory of tile town in which he was born. Mr. Calkins was the first settler of Bath, and made his entry in the spring or early summer of 1857. \\ hile the town of Hartland is one of the best agricultural districts in the county, it yields but few facts concerning early history. It is understood to have been named after a town in Windsor county, A ermont, and was first settled by two brothers by the name of Boardman, in the fall of 1856 One of these, B. J. Boardman erected ilia first house, and at onetime represented the town on the County Board. Frceborn was among the early towns organized, and the first election held in May. 1858. The township and village, as well as the lake upon the bank of which the village is located, all seem to have followed, in name, that of the county. T K Page and Win Mont gooier), were the first settlers and en tered upon their claims in July, 1856. The village of Freeborn is handsomely located and is a town of considerable importance. Tt is in this town that the first entry of land appears of record, bv Nelson Everet, as previously mentioned, though the correctness of this is doubt ed. was also up s ization, and in their places rise up the the town was ! homes of greater material, comfort, and domestic enjoyment; the rail pens h ave given way to substantial granaries, and straw stables are fast making room for spacious and costly barns. School houses afford educational facilities at convenient intervals, while the green foliage beneath which they are embowered, ofter their inviting shade to thousands of promising children. Sloughs, inlets, and streams have been substantially bridged, while lone rows of shade-trees mark the line of the well-beaten turnpikes. Railroads and uraiu s'atiens remind us that we have already passed the period of pioneer life, and that we are entering upon an era full of inspiring hope for the future. Looking upon our material prosperity for the 20 years past, we may well enquire, what will be the condition of Freeborn county IOO years hence. I will not undertake the speculation. None of us will be living, but remember the present is always the parent of the future. As tho twig is bent, so if will grow Oar influence does not end with our lives. The uncounted generations to come, hold us largely responsible for their intellectual, moral, and religious character; for, be it known, that whether we will if or not, the broad or restricted philanthrophy of our own lives will impress itself upon all the distant future. they might contain evidence upon which to convict some Republican official. A more indecent disregard of the rights of private citizens has not been furnished by our reformers this winter, thun was presented by this seizure. Several vain attempts to repeal Hie I resumption act have been made during j nieipal the week past; but further efforts in swollen j that direction will now depend upon the action of the St Louis Convention. The bill, equalizing the payment of bounties, recently passed by the House, and favorably reported by the Senate, gives eight and one third dollars per month to every private and non com, missioned officer for the time served in the I Ilion army during the late war, deducting all national bounty received I jOO AN. Coil- Acts of the Democratic National volition. At the time of going to press last week we wore only able to announce that Tilden, of New York, was the Democratic nominee for President. The whole vote on the second ballot was 7558; necessary to a choice 4D2 Tilden had 535. Hendricks 60, Allen production, and wastes tile fruits of labor. It promotes fraud, fosters smuggling, enriches dishonest officials, and bankrupts honest merchants. We demand that all custom house taxation shall be for revenue only Reform is necessary in the scale of public expense, federal state, and niu-Our federal taxation has from 860 000.000 in gold in 1860, to $450,000,000 in currency in 1870. Our aggregate taxation from SI 54 OOO OOO. gold, in 1860, in $7510, 000,000, currency, in 1870—or in one decade from less than S5 per head to more than $16 per held Since the peace the people have paid to the tax gatherers more than thrice sum sum of the national debt.and more than twice that sum for the federal government alone. \\ e demand a rigorous frugality in every department, and from every officer of the government. Reform is necessary to pat a stop to the profligate waste of pub!iclands,and their diversion from actu ii settlers by the party in power, which has sqandered 200,000,600 acres upon railroads alone, and out of more than thrice that aggregate has disposed of less than one sixth directly to tillers of the soil n    „,r<    rtIlcll    reform    is    necessary to correct the ll, Parker 18, Hancock 59 llayarJ IO °“is*ioB" of» H-pal.liean Congree*and ’ J ’I the errors of our treaties and our diplomacy. which have stripped us of our fellow citizens of foreign birth and Mj in coin ti rot hers. XANTIPPE. It i«ems that the memory of this woman, like that of lier renowned bn«ban ti, is likely to be kept alive to the mil cf time. She is said to have possessed a very irritable temper, and her name has become a synonym of “ vixen ” or “ scold.” It is mort than possible, however, that the judgment passed upon her by mankind has been too severe. A more charitable disposition would undoubtedly have discovered in her many good qualities, an I have attributed her failings more to bitter disappointment than moral obloquy. The party nio*t intimately connected with her, and therefore best able to form a correct opinion, gives her credit for many domestic virtues. It G well known that Many of the disappointments to which women are subjected, havo a direct tendency to render them irritable, peevish, an I cross. K is fair to infer that mosr of ’in* tantrums of Xaatippe were due to disappointment alone; and could Socrates, a- he returned from the .''enate, the i! v rn nasi tim. or ii;** At!; yam* Co. it. St. Skinner WETS! KARPE TS Ti ii A PTD Bt New and. Novel. I 6 B. 8 KINN KR * CO, If AVK A NKW | IDEA IN TMK WW >F .SELLING CARPETS Hr THE ISE OF THE PATHNT CARPET EXHIBITOR, c Bin I n n Thurman 2 Hendricks was I BtOJ and nominated for Vice [.''pedal Correspondence of Standard.] WASHINGTON LETTER. ORIGIN OF NAMES OF LAKES, RIVERS, ANI) IIM HER. A word will also be in place regarding the origin of names as applied to lakes, rivers. Ac. Bear lake should be prop crly known as Pickerel lake. The story is this: Buffalo boing found in this section as late as 18555, a patty consisting of Joseph Hewitt. Joshua Jackson, and Joseph Kelley, visited the-region of Nun la, in quest of that game, in the summer of that year. Their hunt was rewarded by one or two buffalo calves, and some fine pickerel taken from that lake, which suggested the name, as mentioned. On the other hand, Pickerel lake should bi known as Bear lake. Some years previous to settlement, the Indians 1 killed a large bear near that body of ever afterwards calltd it ; Bear lake. In 1854, one Austin ; Nichols, who had previously obtained i from the three buffalo hunters, glow- ; ing accounts of their beautiful Pickerel lake, made a tour through from the I Cedar to the Blue Earth river, and j struck Bear lake in his route, of which he knew nothing. Supposing it to be ; the Pickerel lake of which he had been told, he so called it, and his acquaintances settling in soon after, accepted his impression without further inquiry. A year later, the pioneers who settled Nunda, knowing that their northern neighbors had "ot the sr    o tile Pickerel, supposed of course that the present appropriation the Bear belonged to them, and so the ! time as an adjustment of accidental change became a fixed fact. Lake Albert Lea was originally known as Fox lake. In 18555, when the exploring command of Lieut. Lea, ap- gmization. it was attached to Freeborn for township purposes. In June. 1858, the name was changed to Springfield and in October following to Groton In September, 1851). the citizens asked for a separate organization, which was granted, and th-j name changed to Earlston This name was finally agreed upon, in respect to the memory of a distinguished Sweed of that name, who settled in that town at an early day. and who was drowned in Freeborn lake. Robert ll Miller was the first Settler, and located in August, 1855. Newry was first named Seward, as a mark of respect to the distinguished Senator from Now York, and. at tho Ranlo time. January. 1858, was attached to Geneva for township purposes. In October, following, the name was changed to T’nion, and the town grant present j preached this body of water, a white fox ran past the head of the column, and thus unconsciously had his memory perpetuated. \Y Lite lake was first known as Lake Chapeau. From the bank of this, where Limit. Lea rested his command a few hours, the lake presents the shape of a French miliitary hat, and this suggested the name. When this ideation of country was afterwards mapped out, Chapeau was dropped and Albert Lea .applied. The early settlers knew but little about these likes, and took it for granted that the large one bore (lie name of the distinguished explorer, and thus the Fox was finally allowed to escape In the meantime. Clapt. A. \V. VV bite settled upon the bank of the original Chapeau, and bv common consent his name has become associated with that lake. 'hurtle creek is said to have been so named in LS.Tl A party crossing the same was stepping from one stone to another, when one of the number suddenly lost his footing—the stone as he supposed gracefully sliding from under him. It proved to be a huge turtle, with which the river then abounded, and the stream was ever afterwards called Turtle river. It is noted in Lieut. Lea’s minutes, as Iowa river. Mule lake was discovered by the Boardman brothers, who. as we have already said, first settled Hartland. of I Their entry into that town was with a mule team. driven across the country from Geneva. On their let urn they related their observations, and the mules were at once dignified in the naming of the lake. Some years previous to settlement the heavy body of timber which covered Sec. 17, in Moscow, was set on fire in a dry season,creating such a conflagration as to suggest the scenes in Russia, under the great Napoleon. From that time it was known as the Moscow timber, and thus the name of the town had its origin. I have now passed in review the salient points in the history of our county, aud although that review has been necessarily brief, it show’s a record and a glow th of which any people may feel justly proud, aud calculated to inspire high hopes for future prosperity. Few agricultural regions have ever witnessed a more rapid advancement in population, growth of products, educational endowments, and general material aith ; and I may add. that seldom has in Jan name to Washington, June 20, 1S76, The indifference observed here relative to the action of the St Louis Convention, the Tilden wing led by that unique reformer. John Morrisey, who, it is generally believed, bas bought up several State delegations in the intor*Ms of reform and with a view to the purification of politics ; and the anti Tilden wing under the leadership of “ Boss ” Kelly, autocrat of Tammany, which has produced such specimens of honest statesmen as Tweed, Connolly, Sweeny, Garoy, Geuettc, Watson, and scores of others of that type, is probably due to general feeling of unbelief in a Democratic success this fall, and because the minds of almost every man, woman, or child, sufficiently old to interest itself in State matters, are absorbed by a contemplation of the perils now threatening the nation, through a failure of the appropriations necessary to continue the functions of the Government, and to the peculiarly distressing effect teach a failure will have on most of tlie residents of this district. The cheering assurances of last week. from semi-authoritative sources, that a compromise upon the appropriation bids was almost -assured, havo given place t an apparently wellfounded belief that the House has stubbornly determined to neither recede one particle from the arrogant position taken, nor t i act vorably upon the suggestions of j President, relative to the passage ijoint resolution, continuing in until the deadlock, between the H< usa ana sen ate, should render available the proposed appropriations for the next fiscal year. The Senate has manifested a disposition to accede to the reductions of force proposed by the House, when they have appeared compatible with the best interests of tho Government, and in other ways show n its d.-ire to operate in the interests of economy. But the House declares by its action lhat unless all the unjust reductions of force and pay, aud all the irrelevant, absurd, and in many cases nationally hostile legislation that has been tacked on to the various appropriation bill-are concurred in by the Senate, no ap j propriations at all shall be granted, lf j is well to remember another feature of j the matter, showing quite as convincingly the spirit of rebel Democratic hate and revenge, animating these ex | Confederates and their their determination to cripple and to finally seize the the Government. Seven months have elapsed since the asseuib ling of Congress, and all that time, up to a very recent period, tho appropria tes id cut. I he following is THE PLATFORM. V> »*. the de! e des of the Democratic party of the I riled States, in national c nv* nil i: assembled, do hen by declare administration o! the federal gov immc enjoin up- n nil Dees of ibis convention and Democratic party of each State, i opt rate to end, to our 6-How cit al.un ut to he iii urgent need of He reform, and u<> hereby i; en tin of tin a zealous effort t< and do hereby a i i i kindred race, r« crossing the Atlantic | under the shield of American citiz ti | ship. aud have exposed our brethren of I the Pacific coast to the incursions of a race not sprung from the same great parent stock, and in fact m w lately I denied citizenship through naturalize-j tion a« being neither accustomed to the : traditions of a progressive civilization nor exercised in liberty under equal j laws. M e denounce the party which thus rfy loving Gerucnn.and uymnaxium, ped at Lind carne l flume prints, or a can i and then. rn- doul many a “ curtain ** domestic Droll,' for the ti or t In B one f Ca >t he lectu; >f t if jr: p i en Oft ar un-nv riel y I I ie mn, have md bought handsome ms, now era led many a ananter able for ae from eternal cents pi and I extra. t cdr of KI KTV go**! a choicer (’.ill and se* cc Carpel chi it* up for five READY-MADE CLOTHING nod \\ ip of of th toe cl to nail-a n FI ft Kl for iz-'n- of cv ry form r p dtf teal onncc-tiion to undertake w ith us this first and patriotic duty fur the Democracy of the whole country. We do hereby re affirm our faith in he permanence A' the federal uni a. out devotion to the constitution of the I ’tnt fed Start s, with ifs amendments a-1 copied us a final settlement of the con trovers}* which engendered civil war; and d*» hereby record our steadfast con- d tolera in M moral held t mand w’ith the Chin* or >ich legit*!?* con-f:* pinnal vent » ’it fur? I the uh the revival of th.* Coolie trad< r .f/ tica-a t, >g< .mn w» purpose.' i perform such m .] ti knee in the t> •f r**[ ubliean ’ute acqnies- rpetuity self government; in ab Cl nee v.ith the will of the majority; the vital principal of ilia republic is in !he supremacy of the civil over the mil itarv auth‘l ilies ; the total separation ,.h •».I state, for the -ike and civil freedom ; in • ■f ch orch ani alike of religious the equality cif a citiz ns befoie aw of their own JU-! gra?i< Re be . fl infill in j ii whi I par v f,Lc Ut %* pa! I rne*.t the h a of the rm i- n -ted oui g issue * above ll the < flit n pow*: soh nd inc n, in ported for im j and Mongolian men I servile labor and de* I boation* of the treaty regarding emigration, n by <’“n^resf. within miration, as shall pre j importati n or intuit- ; ongolian race. "try. and can never; bv making it tho con- j the elections, and lift- j two fi5.-e issues with ntf c’ -s rind the EXTRACT OF PLANTS FOR *».* BL000 -ck t. l.o bv rtv of individu • ’amu?uarv law *    I    J mat i n of the ri th enactment ; in th** a1 conduct unvexed ; iii the faithful ed-ng generation, that they may pr< serve, enjoy and transmit, these b* st conditions of human Impi. ness aud hope. We behold the noblest products of a hundred years of changeful history ; but while upholding the I <»nd of cur uni n. ; r d the great char nu . with Chs-the ! whit embers of Ire* pop). but now r» • I    „    J res c a si other th*;* w> in resp** c tell th* e* fig ex'*!*.* which ti Lhed fr Iv T H ES Gill BAT SECRET WHY ALL KINDS OF GOODS BOIT.IIT AT C. M. HEWITT’S A SNK I) PEACH TI EIF I UM \ ? AL f of, “Keep the >ur chances J TST \ X take VK OF LM: EN 8 u. ut pa and ■ alai a the) -the I en t to the f.ahli>h iv-Iv to ie Dem rn their I to maintain re nee for AHT LOOK SO WK LL. AXD LAST SO LONG, KU T NEW AND FISK! IS THAT THE SD II BY A IL K J AP AIT T, Lama • w.'^ir"T III Pl I I ail , tzjm nit d t prt c oitribu?ing he fa gbt an fa the «if a fret such present for « t these our i i people lo prentice which is the price Reform is nect establish in the pi ' pie. the union, jailv rescued from fr v hts it bch -ore hat eternal vi of lib rty -'ary to rebuild and hearts of the whole lcven years ago hoplite danger of scsec- ni II ie sn . f rm im is rn ne Men •ti* *»li cr! on a rn tvh fit r ii n States the r;q tvrauies. ha >rrupt upon ba: officer self v but n w to be saved fr f u r inflict in it}* of toe carpet— honey-co rn bcd the of the Federal government it-:h waste and fraud, infected the States and municipalities with the con-tagion of misrule, and Lcked fast the property of an industrious people in the paralysis of hard tim* s. in is nect ssary to * b MV ign *r I d f aul . Vi , dis] her pub ir ail vice be •cm »n ; t box ; ah insti r prove fy in til ►rosing l-o a tax if men. bition c } r Cl is n object t e a prize * F nip from | se icsue bv » ?w the dying I tf bctwccn kin- I rally * -(ranged \ indivisible re ; ny. : civil Per- ! *t an i*ffi I ’ the gov tide if its I change at j ught for at | reward of >ts of honor as-tcncv. and held . PERPETUAL M O T I O N rn I, b,d t JAP AIT T. n I s in tb VOS ti luct 0 t pns; CONSTANTLY RECEIVING AND AS STEELY AND INVARIABLY DISPOSING GF TUE GOODS. J AP AIT T. brief un i. lur establish cr* w una IO currency, restore the public and maintain the national hon* r ai lure of alf the* denounce the eleven years to make promise of the legal tender no are a changing standard of nod the which value, in and tho nonpayment of which ii a disregard of the plighted faith of (he nation. We denounce the improvidence, which, in ll boe employ ; that patr n;»2re hic uh! . n the life of all nor the instrument of Her: again professions. rf in the performance, sliest part** ir p^wer can work out practical or s Jutarv reform ‘ I- ne cessary even rn re in the sot public service The Pres • Pre.-id* tit.Judge*. Sen*torsi. ti v cs, Cabinet Officers— Barck & Simms. ^    DEALERS    IN    al C. M HEWITT Tailor Shop. db Im J. C PLAIDS TH UKK PLY. ACO. the New York SIH- ** J* i, P that th* Retorn ger wa!' ent, Vi* CDrosern t he hands of the pc* pie the?'’ and all others in authority arc the p< < pie s servants T heir < ffices are not a private perquisite—they are a public trust. When the annals of the Repub- r MMI WO It A '•TITN AV l’isi nos. sinmlari! niul Barde*lr ^    Atu'ordionsi, — VIOLINS, AN D OU IT ABS. snoot Music, u He    AND ^MI SIC HOOKS !G B. H. SKAUG ! Established 1860. Merchant tailoE A I.BERT LEA. NEW G* .CU STY EK i SPR! HAVE COME, AND > >F FASHION FOK THE C. & SIMMER, Wti PAV VC: lie sh'.w the disgrace and censure or a Vice President, a late speaker of the House of Representatives marketing en Ji m the pee- J    his ruling a* a presiding * fficrr, three thirteen times the ,    Senators profiting secretly bv their votes as law makers, five * hairmcn of I the leading committees of the late j House of Representatives exposed in jobbery, a late Secretary of the treasury j I forging balances in the public nce«aunts. ! .    ,    .    .    -    -    I    a late Att rnev General misanpronri- ! which,    dunner    eleven    years of peace,    atin , thc pob,fe fun,ls a Secretary of has made    no    advance    toward rcden.p- j    t|lc navv cnriched or enriching friend* non, but instead, has obtruded ; h, pcr    j„ic(1    off    ,he    £rflfi.s    of      redemption bv wasting our resources*.    i lion bills have been delayed, and held I and exhausting all our surplus income, j Ambassador to Eegkad Jewred for*” and when annually professing to intend | disreputable operation, the President s a speedy return to specie payments, has prWate Secretary barely escaping eon- r>* or peace, has tak**n r' pie in fed cl a1 tax whole amount <*f the legal tender notes, and squandered four times this same amounts in useless expense, without accumulating any reserve for their redemption. We denounce the financial imbecility arid immorality of that party PATENT MEDICINES, 3 anil C Cd rhon Oil. Lamp Fixtures. J,*    • Perfumery, S sewing" MACHINE! 8 AH of t lie a ho re eh. a j ;    I-/ *— Fir-1 door north of I’ -r OR.ce. P* 0 H c PQ Hi CL* inc of DOE: •KIN?. Cl Culbertson Strothers. New Store! we rd separate organization. In the car- I it fallen to the lot*of man, to have his Iv part of 1859, the name was again j destiny fixed in such an Eden of natural changed to Dover, but from some cause - beauty. ihi* proved to be unsatisfactory to the I Locking back over the period of the State Auditor, aud upon his rccommcn- j last 20 years, we have little to regret J.non another change took place, which | From a tracklessand uninhabited region resulted in adopting the present name, i we have sprung into a community of Geneva was among the prominent | 15.000 souls, teaming with busy life row..* in organizing the early affairs of j Vineyards and groves rise up everywhere the county F. C Suey*.one of her I to please the e}e and gratify the taste, ti*.!    r*_„.    I    w}1jj0 thousands of laughing grain fields waive their golden treasures in triumph to make glad tho hearts of the husbandmen Log cabins yield to the ad vancing progress of wealth and «*ivil cit//ms. wa* among the three first Coun tv GofmuisMonprx. and by them was ap proofed the first Probate Judge. Ile p, ,(J<-<. . I i,.f, d dr legate to the (Vin — r-it a1 u t! * I G«)i,vt Uiiow, to w hich we back. and then sent to the Senate only a few days before the close of the year, allowing only a few days for the consideration and disposition of bills that have engaged the attention of the House for a hundred and fifty or two hundred days Reports of disagreement from most of the Conference Committees having the bills under consideration, have been made within a day or two. and new committees appointed; but there is very little expectation now that the appropriations will be available on the first of July ; and the important business of a whole session which has been crowded into the two weeks preceding the close of the year, has been deserted bv many of the Democratic Representatives and Senators, who are absent at St. Louis, plotting a partisan victory next November, and a distribution of the “ swag ” for which they have wrought so zealously the present se-sion. The army bill has passed the Senate, so amended as to provide for the present force 25,000, as against 22.000 proposed by the House, and for the restoration of officers’ pay to the old rates. It increases the appropriation about $3,000,000, about the figure named in Secretary Taft’s amended estimate It is not known whether Senator Morrill will accept as Secretary of the Treasury. He has indicated his intention to do so provided the appropriations are soon passed His designatian for the place I as been very satisfactorily received. It is expected that thc President will to-day send the nomination of Mr. Wyman to the Senate, as the successor of Mr Newell, the resigned Treasurer, and Mr Gilfillan, as assistant in the place of Wyman. Mr. MoCrary, of lowa.has introduced a resolution into the House, which fittingly inquires if private telegrams wert recently brought bere by the thousands from a New Yolk junk shop. on the order of a Democratic Commit-'ce. It was done w th the hope that annually enacted fresh hindrances thereto, As such a hindrance we denounce the resumption clause of the act of 1875, and hereby demand its repeal. We demand a judicious system of preparation, by public economies, by official retrenchment, and by the finance department, which shall enable the na- viction on trial for guilty comnlicitv in frauds upon the revenue, a Secretary of War impeached for high crimes and confessed misdemeanors, the demonstration is complete, that the first step in reform must be thc people’s choice of honest men from another party, lest the I disease of the political organization in- j •    t    ,    .    ,    _    , uiJxtiBc    caic    ifxzi: I( a <11 «ti 2dll I /.a 11* ill In- I,on soon to assure the whole world of fest the Wv poHtic. aoi ,esl b n)aki ifG nurtonf    Ii    f    \j    »>n#I    Go    rvz%    vFoof    vadHi    _    -    ‘    » its perfect aUility and its perfect readiness to meet any ol its promises at the call of its creditors. We believe such a system well de\ised. and above all, when entrusted to competent hands for no change of men or partv we can get no change of measures and no reform. All these abuses, wrong* and crimes, the product of sixteen years’ ascender cy of the Republican party, create a New Firm NEW GOODS! n hand a full II?, CASSIMERE^, REAVES, VESTINGS, TRIMMINGS, ic. n«l will fill orders on short notice, as rea-onable as can be done in the place. Broadway, east side, near Brown's Bank 48tf XX. A. HANSON, Merchant Tailor! ALBERT LEA, IIINX. Ha. od hanil constantly a full line of English, French fy Domestic rSTETT "IL V J.\srJL JEIj Freeborn County STANDARD. rue ALBERT LEA, ED AT MINN. Parker & Botsford, Proprietors. The Standard line of the road; bas among t th lie illest paper on the ms!hem Minnesota Batlan exlen-ive circulation lie reading portion of rn (minify ; the cir- lati**n is constantly increasing, ami its advantages sis an advertising medium ha** long been rceog-i nized by a large list of paying patrons Perfect fits guaranteed. 481 f AS AN .    .„    vt ut mc in LMiuiiiMij [>.iiiv,    i*rt*aiu a execution, creating at no tittie    tin artih    neoeMitT for    cofocm confest by    thc etal scarcity ol cuneney. and at    no note ]    (^publicans    themselves ; but    their    re • t I n t* IBI I Bl Ct ♦ ll A r*1l I. I* A »* I I n « I    n .TVS 0*1.    — alarming the public mind into a withdrawal of that vast machinery of credit by which ninety-five per cent of all business transactions are performed — n system open to the public, and inspiring general confidence, would from the day of its adoption bring healing on its wings,to all **ur harassed industries, set in motion the wheel* of commerce, manufactures, mid mechanical arts, restore employment to labor, aud renew in all its natural resources, thc prosperity of thc people. Reform is necessary in the sum aud mode of federal taxation, to the end that capital may be set free from distrust, and labor be lightly burdened. ’Ye denounce the present tariff upon nearly four thousand articles as a master piece of injustice, inequality, and false practice. It yields a dwindling net revenue ; it has crushed many industries to subsidizes few ; it prohibits imports that might purchase tho produce of American labor ; it has degraded American commerce Lorn the first to an inferior rank upon thc high seas ; it has cut down the sale of American manufactures at homo and abroad, and depleted tho returns of American agriculture, un industiy followed by half our people ; it costs the people five times more than it produces to the treasury, obstructs the precess of formers are voted down in Gonveation and displaced from the cabinet. The party’s mass of honest voters is powerless to resist thc eighty thousand officers, its leaders and guides. Reform can only be bad by a peaceful civil revolution. We demand a change of system, a change of administration, a change of party, that we may have a change of measures and of men. A smart Illinois girl who had been cruelly jilted, rose up in her wrath and recovered $5000 for breach of promise, —aud she had no sooner got this suit out of the way than she took some of the proceeds and went right to work on another—a handsome black silk made after tho ‘ Domestic Fashions.” MONEY TO LOAN, On real estate security. Approved Note and Mortgages bought. Apply to A. H. ST REST Office over Drug Store,south of Tost Office. 31oiioy to Loan, An unlimited amount of money to loan on lam security at a low rate of interest. STACY & TYRER FOB SALE—Several choice lots in Parker’s Addition to Albert Lea. These are laid out large *izc, and command some of the finest scenery in this section. Apply to    D    G.    PARKEB    ' GILBERTSON BROTHERS have just opened a new stock of DRY GOODS. GROCERIES, BOOTS & SHOES. YANKEE NOTIONS HATS & CAPS. Cannet! ami Dried Fruit, and in fact everything in thc line of a First Clags Country Store!! LIGHTNING Tho undersigned would respectfully announce to the people of Freeborn county and vicinity, that he will continue to erect Lightning Rods the coming season. All buildings ro led by me are INSURED AGAINST LIGHTNING! {to the amount of $1,000, /rte of chore*. \ I use an ENTIRE COPPER ROD—the bl -r j in use. People wishing their building* protected, will do well to see me before | purchasing elsewhere, always bearing in mind that it is better to purchase at home, . or of some one you know, thun of transient vendors. Thanking you foi past favors, aud so-; Heiling your future patronage. I am, respectfully, Yours. Ac.. SIDNEY PARTRIDGE In the building formerly occupied by I Al*”r Ua* “"IV 'Pril 17> 187i;-A. Palmer. .lr. 3I lbInl lummoXT Doim\T, Tub Standard makes an especial aim lo publish all the valuable statistic* of the County, rendering it peculiarly attractive aa an immigration document Many residents ot the county apppreeiate this fact, and are sending the paper to their Has era friends. We desire to increase the usefulness of Tub Standard in this regard, and would be glad to add many more such names to our list. Highest price paid for BUTTER and EGGS in exchange for Goods. Everything sold cheap as the cheapest. Give the rn a ourt I If you want circulars, If you want handbills, If you want envelopes, If you want business cards, want neat bill-heads, If you want tasty letter-heads, lf you want nice visiting-card?, If you want any kind of job work, Leave orders at Tut Standard Office Repairs of Watches, flocks, or .few** I done to order at C. D. BEN SKL'8 lr y NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT WE AKE DOING FIRST-CLASS JOB WORK, PROMPTLY, AND AT KF \-SON ABLE RATES, WK are GR AU UA LLY ADDING TO OUR Ex’ CIL1T1 ES, AND SHALL EV DEAvon TO FULLY KEEP CP WITH Tilt TIMES Legal Blanks. p>* SALE-UW Svbol.r»bip in th« We keep the most compt*, umtmt I Pattison Busine*** I .liege. A tonner of Legal blunk, of any country office in , resident *»t Freeborn county is one of the the State, and we pride ourselves on tho I the proprietors of this institution. The fact that our STOOR in TRADE will con Ech*dar»hip will be Apply lo ii favitrah!#* term TS FO RI pare favorably w:?h >und an v where. C.e t e.-t. w«uk *© b*

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