Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - June 28, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota
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FREEBORN COIMV STANDARD
rfffiLlSHKP EVERY THURSDAY;
Terms, Per Year, Iii Advance. *2 OO
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
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30 OO j
H. D. Brown.
D. R. P. HIBBS,
lie jTrccboni Count
ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1877.
when Dan and the widow came into (he parlor, ii was not easy to say which of the two women was blushing the most violently.
It’s all right, Hill/' remarked Dan. “ I don’t know that any explanation* are required. You have our entire consent."
M he visions of the newly-painted
jVJjYJ T7 T? Qf\ house had faded from the mind of Bar-
1* bara Hawkins, but it was Dan’s remark
B. F. HALL, HLD.,
PHYSICIAN A SURGEON,
SHELL ROCK, MINN,
Office at the Shell Rock Hotel
M. M. DODGE, NI. D.,
H. 0. BROWN & CO.’S
AMBERT LEA, - - MINNESOTA
A GENERAL BANKING
H. 0. BROWN & CO. BANKERS.
Isl Nat. Bauk, Austin, let Nat. Bank, St. Paul. 3d Nat. Bank. Chicago. 4th Nut. Bank, New York.
THE FlMircOlTn Im
Office aud Residence up Stairs over the Post
ALBERT LEA, ----- MINN.
JO C Rowland >1, I)
ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
TWIN LAKE CITY, MINN.,
Will treat all diseases to which mankind is subject, to tile best of his ability. Dr. Rowland has made a specialty of diseases of Women and Children, and chronic diseases of long standing. By long experience aud strict attent ion to his profession, he is confident of treating all curable diseases with success. Obstetrical cases iTeated with care and success. Consultiouat free, lo
DR. A. H. STREET,
Over Wrdp & Spicer s Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, -
MRS. F. M. POULSON
Has opened a new, full, ami carefully selected stock of
Tho-.. II. ARMSTRONG, Hanker.
OFFICE, OVER TUE DRUG STORE, South of Post Office,
Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Hoots an(I Sh ocs.
THOMPSON & TILTON
Have just opened a new
Boot & Shoe Shop.
WILL CONSTANTLY KEEP ON HAND A FULL LINE OF
Goods, all of which will be sold cheap.
OR. OE NI. CRANDALL, ID 13 NTIS T.
Office over Wedge & Wulfsberg’s store, J road way, Albert Lea.
LADIES’ AND GENTS’ FINE GOODS A SPECIALTY. GOOD FITS GUAR-ANTED, AND ALL WORK
Repairing done on short notice, and everything according to contract.
GIVE THEM A CALL.
Broadway, one door north of the Webber House, Albert Lea Minn,
Flour & Feed
TOHE3! JOHN SCHAFER,
BHAN, OATS, CORN, OAT-MEAL, &c., Ac., Ac.
At Lowest Market Price.
Clark Street, near corner of Broadway, Albert Lea, Minn.
for the Spring Trade.
On Broadway, one door south of People’s Store/’
DRESS MAKING will be carried connection with the business.
CUTTING and FITTING by the improved tailor system.
BRAID and EMBROIDERY STAMPING done to order*
OUR WORK WILL BE OUR RECOMMEND.
CALL AND SEE US.
31 illinerY GOODS!
LA TEST STYLES
MRS. C. S. WARREN
keeps a large Stock of MILLINERY, NOTIONS,and FANCY GOODS of all kinds, which cannot fail to please EVERYBODY.
CALL AND EXAMINE !!
MISS PATTY’S TESTIMONY. -
Miss Patty snipped her thread with a pair of bright scissors, and, as she knotted it again preparatory to another onslought upon her sewing*, paused a minute and surveyed her domain Needles, patterns, a pincushion, and spools of thread decorated the little table by her side; nevertheless the small room was neat, the faded carpet free from clippings, tho tiny mirror faultlessly bright, no dust on chairs or man tel, and the chintz covered lounge was a marvel ot stiffness and cleanness. Miss Patty completed her inspection with a nod of complacent satisfaction, and mentally repeated her catechism :
*• VV ho is the neatest woman you know ? ’’
** Patty Giles, if I do say it myself, and if she does work for a living, and don’t have things so grand as some
Miss Patty drew herself up, and sat a trifle more erect in her low chair—a sort of motion of “ going up head," because of having given a correct answer 44 Thou—shalt not—bear—false witness against "—droned a high-pitched, monotonous voice from the opposite ! house. Then an open window was sud- I denly closed with a bang, and the remainder of the sentence was unheard, j “ Line of them green young ones I learning the commandments, I do declare commented Miss Patty. »* S’pose somebody’s got 'em into Sunday school.
Well, it’s a mercy if they can learn any good, for of all the poor, slack, tlipshot managiu I ever did see, that woman goes a little ahead. And borrowin’.
Now what kind of a way is that to bring up children, I d like to know, arunnin’
to the neighbors for everything under ______________
the canopy, and mussin' up other folks’ j bis disciples says by their* actio things instead of iearnin to depend up- all his blessed religion can’t on their own ? What huin’t I lent 'tm ; body kinder to a in the three weeks they’ve been there .
My teakettle and an armful of wood the I haven’t just the right faculty of oettin’ first day ; then soap and a washtub, and along, nor more patient over little troub-bread, and Ga, and sugar, and a hatchet, lib’ things, why they air be: and hall the time I have to send .Job to I witness a? sure as
but the apron, loosened by its vigorous shaking, dropped from her waist to her feet, entangled her steps, and finally landed her at full length among the strawberry vines. By that time the feathered bipeds, appearing to apprehend that their company was unwelcome, sedately withdrew through the fence, leaving their enemy to pick herself up at leisure. There were two small, delighted faces pressed close to the opposite window, watching the per formance, and silo scrambled to her feet, rubbed her scratched elbows, scolded Job, and mentioned 41 pizen " in connection with the hens; and then, incongruously enough, as she glanced at those faces again, there flashed through her perturbed mind that wind-revealed Bible text, “ \re are my witnesses," and she resolutely closed her lips and marched into the house. What that sentence had to do with her torn-up vinos and all the accompanying vexations she could not see, or she declared to herself that she could not as she sat
that called her attention to the manner in
^ kith sire was clinging to the
Barbara * Difficulty. . per vised thtir solitary help in putting I Emmons The latter was equal
That Barbary Hawkins owed a good away the tea-things ** j the occasion, however, for he redeal to her step-mother was a fact that ' ‘
she could not have concealed from her-
and win or
panting and tired, thongb the conncc-1 such’good
tion grew steadily plainer as she thought _____ w ivii ^
of it, and. as an added link, came slow- 1 lived together, could continuate do 'y those other words * * “
bear false witness."
Miss Batty, honest with her neighbor, had the rarer virtue still of being honest with herself, so she presently faced these troublesome resolutions,and weighed them slowly and fairly, while only the old-fashioned clock broke the silence of the little room.
“His witnesses," she said at last
44 W “
— management, had kept the two women very nicely so long as they
44 J hou shalt net only in just that state of affair*.
1 The widow s share, if set apart by itself, would be only another uanie for poverty. True, and yet what suitor, or at least which one of the two now nearest to proper consideration, would care to 44 marry a mother-in-law,” and a step-mother at that, as wed as a wife**
44 And she understanIs it," said Bar- I . bara to herself tha* September after-.
ell, I s pose we air. though I never j noun, as well as I do. She is as polite thought of it before ; and if it’s a sin to | Jo both of them as if they were c>urt-bear false witness against our neighbor, ing her instead of me. I taint surely no lets to tear it against j has teen very convenient him. And if them that perfesses to be j for they both like her.
ns that make a bothersome boy, nor rn ire charitable to neighbors that
self if she had tried.
Her fathers house had been a very home of discomfort during the dull in-termin between her own mother’s death and the arrival of the youthful and winning stranger who had been somehow persuaded by Squire Hawkins to4‘come and take care of his little darter."
The history of the next five years, in which she herself had grown from girlhood lo womanhood, included all "the genuine sunshine of Barbara's life, and she knew to whom that change, and a good many .other excellent things, were duo.
Then since the 'Squire had been gathered to his fathers, what a notable manager had Widow Hawkins proved herself for the very moderate property he had left behind him I
It was just there that the docility was^ now coming in, for that which, with soluteiy beautiful
Sad was the trial to his impatient feelings, therefore, when all the eloquence of which he was master—and he had long considered himself master of the situation as well—only resulted in obtaining for him a promise from Barbara that she would "consult her step mother.”
4* Such a change it would mate for ber if I should leave her I " si 'hed Barbara
44 Not at all. not at all," eagerly exclaim! d Bill. *■ She could live with us, you know. Everybody likes her. I’m sure I do. .She wouidn t be in the way at all." J
But vain was all he could say or do, In fact, every-| except that Barbara’s vision* of »> Grover farm and house may have ceded somewhat as she listened pleading! of her suitor. She a Dan might not come that nly the
By this time poor Bill Emmons made P,ied his appearance, after his long day’s ** Well, ao long as I re got Barbara'* drudgery in the one law office of the I * ^on 1 D,*nd having yours; " and then village, where he was the junior, and he addtd quickly : 44 I say, Dan, you
therefore perhaps the working partner. and * are lwo Yellow of remarkable —by that time Barbara was ready, civ- > S00^ sense."
illy as she received him, to wish he 4^0 Barbara’s difficulty about her would postpone his call until she coold ! step-m<nher’s future as well asher own 44 receive him in so much better style." was rcniuved for her entirely/and, co-And yet that night, of all nights, the * Tlom^y enough, Dan Grover spent the youn ' lawyer had made up his mind to remainder of his natural life in the an
broken assurance that neither he his admirable wife bad ever known bul one love.
Conn mini rn s.
VV by are some people like eggs ?— Because they arc too full of themselves to hold anything else.
What is the difference between a cloud and a beaten child ?—One p ur#
put bis fate to the test, lose it all.
Nr t a bad fellow was Bill, and he had more than once reflected how charmingly convenient was the location of the Hawkins homestead, and what a tremendous lift the possession of that and the productive little farm belonging thereto would give to a struggling young lawyer like himself. The fact, . . , .
that he was over head and cars in love WIth ra,n *nd the other roars with paw*, with Barbara made the whole affair ab- What is that which no man wants,
and yet which, if any man baa, W would not part with for untold wealth ? —A bald head.
VV hat s the difference between a crockery dealer and a cabinet maker? —One sells tea-sets and the other sell*
VV by is either House of Congress like a person afflicted with the influenza?— Sometimes the ayes (eyes) have it and sometimes the noes (nose).
VV hat is the difference between a tun* nel and a speaking-trumpet ?—One im hollowed out and the other hollowed in.
What class of men are always open
must say it once or twDp.
to conviction ?— Those lated the law.
who have vio
CASH PAID FOR CCRN AND OATS
Soot & Snos Store. DRUG STORE!!
O. F. & IV. I- Net
Have just received and will keep in stock the largest assortment of
Boots & Shoes of all kinds
To be found in town.
CUSTOM MADE WORK,
Four or five workmen will be constantly cm played, and orders for New Goods or for Repairs will be filled, cheap and on the shortest notice
Broadway west side, Albert Lea, Minn.
Stf GIVE THEM A CALL.
Maker and Repairer of
Boots & Shoes.
Shop on Clark street, north and opposite of Wedge & Spicer’s Drug store.
Repairing done to order, cheap and on short notice. Give him a call.
Albert Lea, Minn.
J. A. ANDERSON.
CORNER CLARK AND NEWTON STS. Abort Lea, — — — Minn
NICE LINE OF
ARRIVING, AND MORE ON THE WAY.
See our LADIES’ CASSIMERES,
FRESH STOCK OF
G. T. GARDNER
Having lately purchased the slock of drugs belonging to JOHN WOOD, and adding largely thereto, proposes to conduct one of the
BEST DRUG STORES!!!
in the county, and will keep everything, not only in this line but also a full assortment of Wall Paper,. Paints, Oils, Toilet Soaps, Blushes, and Notions generally. Paints and Oils a specialty. He has on hand now one of the largest stocks of Wall Paper ever kept in the county.
Mr, Gardner is a thoroughly educated druggist, and compounds every prescription with the utmost care. Give him a call.
Second door south of Postoffice BRODD WAY. ALBERT LEA, ’ MINN
GRAIN SEEDING DRILLS,
AMD SCANDINAVIAN DRAG.
manufactured, and the most perfect to be found in market as cheap as the cheapest.
MRS. JOHN STAGE’S
MILLIE RY STORE I
The LARGEST and
Finest 8to<*k oF Hat**
ever brought to this market just received.
CALL AND SEE!
bring the things back when I want to use em. But th© knee plus-utter of all. said Miss Patty, not getting quite straight a long word from the mi ulster *8 last sermon, *4 is borrowin' paper rags. f?aid they wanted a few more to make up enough to buy a tin dipper with. NS ell, a body muAri t bear false witless :ighbors, though for that
farm name is
Miss Patty took up her sewing again, for those jackets must he finished, but her occasional glances toward the next house grew more and more kindly, and before the afternoon was gene she bad noticed that one of the tormenting children ready had pretty hair, and that , . _ the mother looked pale and ill. When
platter taint 'alae; it s true us preach- 1 the day had vanish* d. so that there was
in j. And I bain t said nothin’ to no- no p ssibility of taking an thor stitch
pose j by its light, Miss Patty, armed with
s good intentions and ajar of strawberry
was presently of jam, made her way through her back
against their n
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HIUMAISr HAIR,
and Gents’ Chains from same made to order. Also Ladies’ Switches, and all other work in that line.
body, and don’t mean to;
I can think."
But her thinkin something beside her neighbors, for altho dronings of the child recut red to her they recalled a half-forgoUeo resolution, one of those Sunday resolution® that visit other people aa well as Miss Patty ; burning brightly through the holy day . dying dow n tow a spark on Monday, an I quite extinguished before Saturday. Hers had been to study some portion of the Bible each day. A
gate to her neighbor’s lack d 44 I don’t know as I ought so," she said, 4* but then it’s was acquainted, if we ain’t, thought you looked kind*
body likes her, and that’s what
my position so very peculiar."
A pretty girl, was Barbara Hawkins even prettier than her step-mother, and that was say.ng something, in spite of not the widow’s thrity years
A bit of a belle, too, was the 'Squires !
*4 heiress''in that unambitious rural community, and by no means without some characteristics which put the vil- j iage gossips at times in mind of14-®*
Hawkins’ fust wife."
At the present juncture, however, the public pinion of the Dorcass Society was more than usually perplexed I he be.-t judges of such matters were inclined to “ guess Bill Emmons is a leetle ahead," although this was sure to be fallowed by the remark : *• But th n you know, Dan Grover’s got ten dollars to Bil s one, and he’s a mighty sight stiddier.
*r- And Barbara was in a worse quand-
to come ary about it than the Dorcas Society time we knew how to be, for at times she al-And I j most suspected her heart of threaten-Ie
Lawyers A* Land • I gent*
E. C. STACY. A. SC. Tyrkr.
STACY & TYRER,
ttorneys at Law, Notaries Public, Real Estate and Collecting Agents.
CONNEYANC I NG
all kinds addn ately done, acknowledgments taken oaths administered, &e.
Taxes paid, Titles investigated, Lands bought and Beld. Particular attention paid to collection.
Corner Clark and Newton Sts , Albert Lea
Jo HK A. Lovely.
James II. Parker
LOVELY k PARKER,
ATTORNEYS .Et LAW,
Office in Hewitt’s Block, up stairs. 1st door. ALBERT LEA, - - - .. _ MIN
. . ,e* pale, an i an in pertinent interference L fore her
mebby this would relish, so I just head could have a fair chance brought it along, an’ I hope you wont ‘‘She’d be entitled to a third, I sup-miDJ r , , , , pose," soliloquized the fair maiden,“and
Mrs. *reen lcokcd at the offered she s a mob lerful hand with her needle
papier read hastily it night, whet sh* I TkliM*’ ^ Kt £ ofToA.YL T™*, I
r“ch la :!,7be b' d 7 TJ • “rm, d.re*dfu,,je,aJ *ou>c I * h*~h" «»«•■< I
Uke btl (Iv . and she had decided I cause he s away to work. and I And Barbara did not know it. but a
train cf thought very nearly related to j
her own was at that moment passing I
through the mind of the widow as she J
beeped lightly to and fro among the household duties of which she so kind- j ly relieved her step daughter.
4* I don’t bear the piano,” murmured the soft, low voice of the widow, 44 and i yet I know she wanted to practice that new piece. Young Emmons ’ll be here this evening. I ought to say a word
and those jackets for the Tomkins j know what else to call ’em, when I
mast be done by \\ 1‘dnesday. Never- 1 have a kinder fcelin’ that there
theless, she drew the b- ok toward her ! mary folks in the world,
and laid it open upon the table, think- j the extry ones that ain’
to read a passage now and then and ; there ain’t no place for us; an’it brin" meditate upon ll while she sewed Tho a sink in’ at the pit of the stomach ar" reading arid meditation ran somewhat I a longin’ lik^ in m __
evening, for present situation had its charms, but it might have its perils a-well. D in f I rover was not a man to be trifled with she knew, for all his quiet, self-contained ways.
And sa it was with something of a feeling of relief that Barbara listened. at last, to the bur of the big kitchen clock striking nine.
It was at the same instant that the shadows of the two who were walking' side by side in the moonlight fell on on the irate in a singular undignified manner; and then as the gate opened. Barbara sprang to her feet with a slight exclan ation. She had been sitting c'ose to the low window-seat, and she had not seen fit, or had forgotten, to light a lamp.
There may or there may not have been any cause for surprise, bot the way of it had been this : No sooner had
the tea-things been taken out of the way than Mrs. Hawkins remembered an errand -he had in the village, and slipped quietly out to perform it. Nor would so simple a matter have taken two long hours, but that just a? the i widow was stepping across the footbridge at the brook, the form of a tall, tr<-)aJ-sbouldered, vigorous man o! say thirty-five summers stood before her, and a d <ep voice remarked:
*• Ki^ht about lace. please. I want * '
s too an’ that we’re
ain’t wanted, and
somewhat on in this wise :
For Baul had determined to sail by Ephesus.* Wonder where Ephesus is. But I can’t hunt up any* atlas to find it now. How nice it must be for folks who have plenty of up such thin
go home when you
haint got none,” she burst forth, as if in such a matter. She’s old enough to
decide for herself, why can’t she see that Dan Grover’s worth five hundred
time to study
All kinds of CASTINGS furnished on
short notice, and REPAIRS ehinery done to order.
FOUNDRY near the Southern Minnesoti
Roasted Rio Coffee !
by the PINT, QUART, or GALLON.
A. J. BALCH,
Having rented the fine shop, formerly used by A. Brown, is now prepared to da all kinds of repairing, particularly in the line of
Wood-work on plows, also painting
33osjlo to Order!
Everything cheap and on short notice.
Give Him a
fi A ^ D FOR SA LE!
ALBERT LEA, — — _ _ MINN
attorney at law
AM) NOTARY' PUBLIC
Office over Wedge & Spicer’s Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, MINN.
up such things. Seems to mc I’d ju*t delight in doin’ it if I was rich enough
to afford it they didn’t days Wonder
WE have for sale, lands and farms in every town in this county.
TERMS to suit everybody.
LOW prices, long time, and a low rate of interest.
IF you desire to buy a farm, call on us.
IF you have a farm or lands to sell, call on us.
OUR facilities for buying and selling lands, examining and perfecting titles, are unequaled, as we have ABSTRACTS, TRANSFERS, and PLATS of every piece of land in this county.
Stacy & Tyrer,
Albert Lea, Minn.
April 25, 1876.
Sail by Ephesus ’ S’po.se have steamships in them ever became of
some, runntn to you so much ; but it ! seemed as it I couldn’t take care of’em !
, m , - . , | or anything with my hand this way
that Tomkioa boy that ran away and And they look so, too I * dear dis-It most broke his
the door that admitted her visitor had unloosed a flood-tidc of words that must
have way “ I am poorly, and my ap- I of him ?—not to mention his big farm. petite rut t pretty trood. I scalded my 1 ar*d that’s somethin nowadays. I hind bad a while ago, too ; and the j wouldn’t put that in her head, however children can t do much, poor things j —not for the world. Iv’e paid dearly I m afraid they’ve been dreadful bother- enough for making just that s rt of a
mistake. Better have gona out of service or taken in sewing. That’s what I may have to do when Barbara’s mar-
JOHN M. MARTY,
AXD CIVIL EXGIXEER
ALBERT LEA, MINN.
Leawe orders with Stacy & Tyrer.
As I have stopped the credit business, can sell at the LOWEST possible figures, and do lot have to put oman EXTRA price for bad ie hts. J. A. ANDERSON.
S. 31 R. R. LANDS.
These valuable lands which remain unsold, in Freeborn County, are still offered at low prices, and on easy terms.
How is the Time to secure Them.
Inquire of the undersigned, to who also all moneys due Ole Trustees on Lan Mortgages should be paid.
No extensions of payments U'here taxes are not paid, M. CONANT,
Agt. of Trustees, Lacrosse, W is.
$10 per Acre
Fine farm of IGO 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 house 1(X) yards from the door Albert Lea in full view, 2£ miles distant where everything that heart can wish is for sale, except wit is kg.
STACY & TYRER Agents,
Albert Lea, Minn. March 22; 1877. 12
Albert Urn, Mina, ltf
went to sea. it most broke his mother s heart, anyhow. Dear, dear, how my thought! do wander. Wonder it folks really are ’countable for all their strayin’ thoughts. That’s a p’int I’d long to ”
Then she dropped her spool of thread, and it rolled under the table; and while she stooped to pick it up a stray breeze I rom the open window turned the leaves of the book from Act! away back to one of those olden prophets that Miss Patty thought she could never undo:.stand, and when her eyes sought the page again they saw nothing”of Paul, but rested on the sentence, 44 \re are my witnesses, saith the Lord!"
I here was a tumbling at the door, and a small boy, with pale hair and very round eyes, lookid in, and ploded a single word like a torpedo—
44 I ain’t your marm," said .Miss Patty, rather shortly . "I should s pose you might learn to say Miss Giles, like other folks, Job Wilson.”
Hey /’ said the boy, stupidly.
I say I should think you might learn to know my name 'like other folks "
Job, who. in view of his aggravating propensities, should have been named not for the patriarch but for his friends, pondered this remark a minute, and ob! served gravely :
Tain t nothin’ ’bout yfer likin’ other folks, it’s ’bout hens. That Green woman’s, they’ve come in, much as ten or forty of em, an scratched up pretty considerable many strawberry vines by this time, I guess. I thought Pd better ask ye whether I d better drive’em out or what ? "
Miss Patty paused to issue no orders but, like a valiant commander, tooh the tieid in person, it so small a garden plat can be dignified as a field, while Job, as a reserve corps, slowly followed Miss Patty fairly flew down the steps, and picking up a stone as she reached the ground threw it, with all a woman’s skill and accuracy of aim, in exactly the wrong direction, and crushed a flour-pot containing a choice plant. Then she shouted 44 Shoo," and wildly waved her white apron ; but this the bens seemed to regard as a flag of truce Then she ran toward them ut full speed,
couraged about makin’ ’em any clothes, for my hand don’t seem to get much
“And what have you got on it?" queried practical Miss Patty, as soon as she could put in a word of any sort She was a nurse by nature, and in less than ten minutes she had been home for a remedy of her own, and was busily engaged in dressing the disabled member. The acquaintance progressed rapidly during that operation, and by the time it was completed the little seamstress was ready to give valuable advice concerning the turning and remaking of certain juvenile garments presented for her inspections.
441 just am glad you come," said Mrs Green again, as she accompanied her guest to the door. 441 was that lonesome and down-hearted that I b’lieve I was kinder prayin’ some good Christian soul might drop in ; and I never thought of you neither." And she meant that last sentence as no rebuke, however her neighbor felt it.
The Greens did not become angels upon a nearer acquaintance, and they did continue woefully to borrowing, yet Miss Patty knew, after that day, that she had gained from them more than she ever gave them ; and it was concerning this new acquisition that she tried to speak when she rose tremblingly one night in the little praver-meet-ing.
4“ I’ve been thinking about that we’re the Lord’s witnesses; and if our lives says his grace don’t make us truer an’ kinder they ain't givin’ true testimony. Its dreadful to be bearin’ false witness against the dear Master that, and I think, it seems, an’ Pve been a trvin’ lately." J
And then faltering, and frightened at her own boldness, she sunk into her seat, unable to express her feeling more clearly. A few wondered 44 what possessed that woman to attempt to speak in a meeting ; and two or three girls and boys near the door tittered faintly. But some true, earnest heart recognized and was moved by the great truth under the homely word ; and one clear voice, from a far corner, answered softly, in the words of the old martyrs,
44 Blessed be Jesus Christ and his witnesses."
bit af a talk with you, and thcre’d be no chance for it at the house "
| Not a word said the widow, as Dan j Grover drew her arm in his, but she ■
; thought: 4* If he wants to speak oft ; Barbara,he’s right, for Bill Emmons must bt there by this time. What a tool she is ! He don't begin to compare I 0 I with Dan." ° 1
It rn isi be confessed, however, that | it seemed wonderfully pleasant, even ! when Dan turned up tho shadowy *
| toward the grove, and when he se ; disposed to put off his express bu and to alk of his farm and h ! at last of himself.
44 I have everything about me fixed as mc* ly as I could ask for," he re-I marked at length ; 44 but I grow lonelier every day
emed iine^ \ and
XX hy are troubles like babies ?—Because they get bigger by nursing.
Why is the peacock like a figure 9 ?
—It is nothing without its tail.
XV hen do two and two make more
than Eur When they make 22.
VV hy is a note in Lank like a blade of gra^j It matures by falling due
VV by is a man who let? houses likely to have a good many cousin*?—Because
he has tcn-ants.
VV hat is the difference between aft
auction and sea-sick ness ?—The one is the sale of effects, and the other the effects of a sail.
The Kcmitiu* of J. Wilkes Booth#
To dispose of certain absurd stories that have lately appeared in the public prints, the Baltimore Gazette says that President Andrew Johnson ordered the remains of J. VV i:kes Booth to be delivered to his family, and that they sent John H. Weaver, a Baltimore undertaker. to VV arlington to receive them. A b <x was laken up from the arsenal building and delivered to him. It was found to contain a skeleton wrapped up in an army blanket. On the right foot was an archy shoe, cut open at the top its entire length, as if to accommodate a swollen foote. On the of bcf was a large cavalry boot. A reporter of the Gazette examined the bone in and above the shoe, ani found that the bone was broken just above the ankle. Still, the identity of the remains wa* not satisfactorily established, especially as there was no portion of the spinal vertebra.* missing, and no mark of any ballet upon them. A brother of Booth’s was sent for, who said thai Wilkes had his tooth plugged with gold in a pc calli* described the location and drew with a penoil the shape of the plug, which was of unusual size. The teeth were taken out, and the tooth was found plugged a« described. The remain* were hurried in Greenmount cemetery, in th® same lot with his grandfather, father and children of the family.
ti, . ., j, , j — j --j- I he fact is. I ve deter
Pao?e(1 in_the ! B'ined to have a wife, if I can get the • me I want ; but there s only one in all the wide world. IM be lonelier than I am Dow with any other.
doorway as she said that, and a shade of sadness swept across her face.
44 Live in the house with Bill Emmons for the master of it ?" she exclaimed after a pause 44 Not I, indeed ! C*he won t have sense enough to settle on Dan Grover, I’m afraid. Would I >ta\ then if she did ? Not so long as I could carn or beg any other shelter.
The last exclamation came out with unnecessary energy, and the widow caught up a broom and made immediate assault on the kitchen floor.
'I he sweeping was very unneceessary, indeed.
Barbara had clearly misunderstood her stepmother, and the
4* VV by don’t you speak to her, then ?
™ f,;i a ♦ . widow had a1- jerked away in an instant, and Barba-
co failed lo penetrate the mind of the I r»’» et. p-mothcr «u almost ashbin-
ntlve 8 P J scnsib.e represent- j with an-ry and wounded feelings, a" * she stepped back from him, exclaiming:
1 here was only too good a reason why I “ Dow dare you ? What have you to the sheet of music forwarded by Mr. ; do with that? Ask Barbara for her Emmons had received so little attention | secrets, if you will. Mine are my own " that afternoon. ^ “Exactly” responded the steady-
narbaras morninc walk had carried mind her past the fine old homestead of the ■ now
Grovers, now the sole property of the j have told me part of your secret, Ma-present family representative, and she i rian Hawkins, whether vou meant to or had noted only too precisely the reno- I not. I knew you could never have rating and beautifying process on which j loved h rn Now I will tell you mine Dan was expending half the proceeds of i You are the only woman without whom
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The Roumanian soldiers look so well when they are on dre.^s parade at B ac bare-1 that some of the war correspondents have been beguiled into the notion that they can fight. An incident which a correspondent of the London Nows relates, shows they would not hat® offered much residence to the Turks if said the widow, with*a half-choked feel- * an ‘»lten»pt had been made from Rust! ingin h:r throat. 44 She is a very sen- ! or ^ id in to forestall the advance sib!e girl, but I don’t think it right j Russians. There was a corp*of 4
for me to try to influence her. I be-1 ‘’^servation stationed at Giurgevo to licve a woman has no right to marrv * watch the Turks and it oecured to the without loving." ^ " I Minister of war that it would be a good
Quick as lightning—ver? different J exercise these troops and accus
tomi them to the sounds of war. So one night he ordered the alarm to be sounded. He has been heard to say that he bitterly repented having taken so bold a measure, for it turk him a week Jo get the detachment together again.
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j troui Dan’s ordinarily calm slow style was his responsive query : ’4 Have you | always been of that opinion ? Have I you acted on it ?"
f lie plump, soft hand on his arm was
led Dan, but Ins voice was shaking stalks in spring in spite of his self-control. 4* You supply of this
that year’s liberal wheat crop.
Carpenters, glaziers, painters ; and a1) the Dorcas Society was in arms, she knew, about the extravagant waste with which the old-fashioned interior was transforming.
I must forever be lonely You have been or <y too iaithful to Barbara, or you would have seen it before.”
Rapid, earnest, passionate grew the strong man’s words as he utter* d them, and he closed with a sudden forward movement. Before the widow knew it,
More than one village critic had added to his other charitable thoughts the j Dan’s arms were around her, and surmise : ‘* Looks kinder bad for Bill her tears betrayed her.
Emmons; and Barbara herself could D was too late for anything but to have assured them of the correctness of let Dan have his own way. ” Such a
willful fellow he was, too. And when
their reasonin cr
She was too kind-hearted, however.
at last the widow insisted on
not to ?.dd to herself, 44 So much the homeward, their arrival at the cate was
better too for Mrs. Haukins. Neither......
Dan nor I would object to her living at the old place til] he could find a buyer.
I only wish she could raise the money aud buy it herself."
It was, therefore, as the mistress of the renovated mansion behind the maples at the turn of the road that Barbara Hawkins was considering herself when tea-time came, and she was quite willing to hurry back into the parlor while her rea’ y-huuded step mother su-
signajized by just such another theft as he had perpetrated twenty times already for Barbara’s exclamation had been simply : “ Kissed her ! "
Nev* r was a lamp lit go quickly in all the world before; but,between the finding aud the scratching of the match
Many persons ruin their asparagus beds by continuing the cutting too late in the season. I he assimilated sap stored in the roots, during the previous season, will throw up a succession of thereby furnishing a upply of this delicate vegetable for several weeks; but rhe supply becomes exhausted after a while, and if the cutting is afterward continued, it is at the expense of the vigor and even of th® life of the roots
Asparagus should not be taken from a bod for a longer time than a month, no matter how vigorous the roots may be, and we have known large plantations to be totally destroyed by continuing the cutting from 6 to 8 week*. Of course, much depends upon the weather in spring, for if it is cool and wet the stalks will not grow quite so rapidly, and the cutting may be continued a little longer than during dry, hot weather. But it is safer to stop a little earlier than is nee*?sary, than to continue it one day too long. The fact is well known that no plant can long resist constant defoliation* not even the Canada thistle; indeed, the much-abused Jerusalem artichoke will sue-c imb to this treatment.
After finishing the gathering of as. pa ragas in spring, it is a good plan to
Bill Et .mons managed to say—for he , sprinkle the bcd quite liberally with wl3 a f ellow of excellent mind : 4 Per- salt, which will not only keep down the
haps, Barbara, that may remove some weeds, but attract moisture from tho
of your difficulties." Aud Barbara made
no reply; but
atmosphere and act as a fertilizer, increasing the vigor of the plants.