Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - June 29, 1876, Albert Lea, MinnesotaFREEBORN PUBLISH RI) KVKRY THURSDAY Terms, Per Year, In Adv-nee, rates of advertising. *> w I 4 w 3 iii i ti in I .ai) 2.50 2.50 i 3.501 3.50 8.50 4.501 6.00,10.00 (KOOI 8.50 13.50 5.00 7.OOI 0.00116.50 5.50110.00] 16.00-20.00 0.‘.'5 12.00 18.OO 25.OO 7 .OO lit.OO! 22 OO 80. OO 12.ob! 22.00130.OO 150.OO A I blens© »i »b'. r;o a marrtt4 woman VOLUME 16. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1876 NUM BEE 26 Hankers. 10.00jl3.00 18.00 40.0) 50OO 190.00 OFFICERS OF FREEBORN COUNTY County Commissioners : H. O. Emmons. Wm. C. Lincoln. James Thorcson. James ll. Gozlee. Ole Hanson. Auditor—S. Batchebler. Rkqistrr or Deeds—August I eterson. Sheriff—T. J. Sheehan. Deputy Siirriff —Jacob Larson. Clerk of Court—A. \Y. VaoBATK J«»ob—Gilbert Oulbrnn.lson. SCHOOL SOPEKIKT BK UBS T—-II. I Inn .-I OII. County Surveyor—Oui G. Kellar. CORUM ER—J. Frosh EW g. 4 Court Commissioner—IL 0- Spicer. H. I). BROWN’S dekttisth-y DR. A. II. STREET, CA [successor to f. hall.] Established _ - 1867. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. READ ESTATE AGENCY. 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. A general banking business TRANSACTED. Buys Gold and Silver. Buys United States Bonds Buvs Gold Drafts. Buys Mutilated Currency. F HUE, OVER TUE DRUG STORE, South of Post Office, Albert Lea, Minnesota. OR. DE M. CRANDALL, 33 ENTIS T Office over A. E. Johnson’* store, viny, Albert Lea. Broad- —--—“ . H. A. Avery. Rabe, DDS DENTISTRY . TIA- BE <3c .A. "V E B. "Z\ Rodent Dentist*— Baaford's Block, Au*tm ALBERT LEA, - - - - Branch Ollicc, JPkffsictans. J. H. WASHBURN, M. D. Physician & Surgeon. OI*.. it wood-. Drug Moro. CoMOlfti* room. Albert Lea, Minn. Sells Domestic Exchange. Sells Echange on all the Principal Cities of Europe. Loans Money, DISCOUNTS NOTES, Negotiates County. Township, and Schoo District Bonds. INTEREST ALLOWED ON POSITS. TIME DE- IF you have a farm or lauds to sell, call OU 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 laud in this county. Stacy X Ty rec, Albert Lea, Minn. April 25, 1876. Hoots and Shoes. INTENT Soot & Shoe Store. O. F. Pi - L Nelson 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. Collections receive energetic and prompt Remittances made daily. attenlino Charges are in accordance with the custom of National Banks in this State. H. D. BROWN, Banker. Four or five workmen will be constantly employed,and orders for New Goods or for Repairs will be filled, cheap and on the shortest notice. Broadway west side, Albert Loa, Mina. 8tf GIVE THEM A CALL. OX-* HS TANG, Maker and Repairer of Boots & Shoes. over Store. l»0t 13 WI. WI. DODGE, WI. D., \ iUlii Office Office. ami Residence up Stairs over the Tost _ _ - MINN. REFERCENCES. First National Bank, Austin, Minn. First National Bank, St. Paul. Third National Bank, Chicago. Fourth National Bank, New York. ALBERT LEA, JE) C llovt luntl Mw I) ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON TWIN LAKE CITY, MINN., Will treat all diseases to which mankind in subject« to the best of his ability. Dr. Rowland has made a specialty ot diseas< so Women and Children, and chronic diseases of long standing. By long experience aud strict attention to his profession, hem confident of treating all curable diseases wi i success. Obstetrical cases treated with care and success ss THE FREEBORN COINU RANK. Shop on Clark street, north and opposite of Wedge & Spicer s Drug More. FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN are employed. Thorn. II. ARMSTRONG, Bunker. success. Obstetrical Consult tonal tree, lo Lawyers X Land •Agents. E. C. Rtaov. A. M. Tybee. STACY Si TYRER, Attorneys at Law, Notaries Public, Lea Estate and Collecting Agents. CONVEYANCING Cf all kinds accurately done. acknowledgments taken oaths administered, cee. Taxes paid, Titles investigated, Lands bought and sold. Particular attention paid to collection. Corner Clark and Newton Sts., Albert Lea ALBERT LEA. MsaMMr|sr • MINN. Established 1860. THE Freeborn County STANDARD. Repairing short notice. 311 f done to order, cheap and on Give him a call. Albert Lea, Minn. O. I*. Han non. I. J. I HAHSON & PAULSON, Manufacturer** of Boots db BIiocs, All’s- rk warrant* I to give fcatisf MAUK SHELTON’*) WIFE. One cold morning in December, Mark Shelton, Ksq., and his wife sat down to breakfast in one of the coziest of dining rooms; Mark with a cloud on his usually pleasant face, and his wife's pleasant countenance wearing a puzzled and sorrowful look, for when had he been angry with her before ? Ile had scarcely spoken to her the previous evening, and he looked sullen and morose still. What had she done ? She had pondered the thought over and yet she had not dared to ask him. The morning sunlight streamed into the room as they silently drank their coffee and abstractly nibbled their muffins, and broad stripes of yellow gold lay on the sea-green ground of the carpet, mingling softly with the bright tints of the autumn leaves that sprinkled it; and lighting up the pictures on the wall until they stood out vivified in life light perfection in the mellow light. T he fire burned cheerfully in the policed grate; the canary chirruped blithly in his gilded cage, while the trailing vines that festooned the recesses of every window turned each delicate tendril to the warm sunlight, as if thankful fur the warmth O / and comfort and hallowed glow that filled that pleasant room. Mr. Shelton finished his break fast and took up his morning paper. Mrs. Shelton, a pale little woman, whose chief beauty lay in her eyes, which were so blue and trustful one could not help loving their owner, watched his moody face uneasily. Her smooth purplish black h#r was coiled up in a loose j double twist, with here and there a tiny curl peeping out, giving her a girlish look that Mark had always admired. Her morning dre.-s was navy bine cash*> mere. with snowy lace at the throat an I j w rists, and simply elegance itself J and, better than all, was the work of the fingers that were nervously twirling the silver teaspoon in her dainty cup. But Mark was too much engrossed in his own moody thoughts to find any interest in wife or paper, fur, after a vain attempt at reading, he laid the latter down aud sat silently staring into the fire. “ Mark,” burst out his wife, who felt as if she were under the influence ct a night-mare, “ what on earth is the matter with you ? " I And Mark answered her with that j sourible masculine evasion, “ Noth-i ing.” “ I know there Is something wrong I somewhere.” went on Mrs Shelton, d«e-s perately. *4 Are you angry with me Mark ? " “ No, Alice,I’m not angry with you.” “Then tell mc your trouble. I never saw you so depressed before, and we are married five years to day, Mark." “ Blets me ! so we are ! I bad en- for $4,000 that fell due on the 21st day of December, together with other with other unforeseen debts, had so upset him that he could not cover his mental distress with tho cloak of carelessness he had worn for weeks past. His greatest trouble was for Alice. Never very strong—and he had often underrated her strength—lie had endeavored to surround her with every comfort, and had carefully kept all har-rassing business details or cares from her ears. He had given her money without stint,and he supposed site spent it like other women, fi r she was always well dress*!, and bi* horn a was a model of neatn^*s and good taste and order. Be that as it may he never thought of tracing the cause of his failure to home extravagance. For no woman was more thoroughly eoonomical, without being miserly, than Mrs. Shelton. Her party toilets were always in exceptional taste, and her dress fur Mrs. Austin’s party was not designed for any unusual dia-play of elegance, although the gathering was to be one of unusual brilliancy. The night of the 20th catne-a dark, stormy December night, the air filled with snowflakes, and the sky gray and overcast with heavy clouds. ‘‘ It is going to bo a terrible night, M irk," Mrs. Shelton said to her husband,‘who .-it before the library fire, evidently absorbed in the contents of the evening paper. u I have thought once or twice since I commenced dress ing that I would not go out to night.-’ “ Go, by all means, Alice; the carriage is close," her husband replied, glancing up at the trim little figur arrayed in a dark silk, re trimmed,with a pale bluish rose iii her purplish-black j hair, sod at the white throat, half-veiled with a flimsy lace. He Mailed bitterly as he saw her g ing out in her happy, j child like innocence, as she might Bever I ng pi; j Ie who had no tailing merchants, and who would not give his wife a thought the elderly lady’s home thrust; ‘ for I expect she is ju*t like tither women in the iauie situation ; Mark wade oceans of money, and she spent it.” “ Doubtless .Just give any woman that never had anything, tome money to splurge on, and see haw fist she ll go through it,” laughed the elder lady, as she glided out of the library, her rich silks sweeping after lur like purple billows, while Mrs. Lamer followed her like a shadow, in her tarh tan r >bcs. . Poor Alice Shelton had heard every word, no I sat p rfcctly still, with he! slim, white fin.: rs claspt d tightly together. Every faculty ill her ©atar.* seemed paralyzed by the intensity of her emotions. Her honest, cons* ten tious heart was shocked at the hypoc ifs as f* inu tile Awkward Age. A wise and .-?w»et woman su; a sovereign remedy for the one bien CM of what we are wont to call the awkward age in boys and girls—that time whet! th<*y are too large to Uel like children, and are not quite sure enough of themselves to feel like adult: we should always treat the smallest I children with the courtesy and cousid-1 oration that we show to grown-up peo I pie, and then they will never feel at a h as as to their reception, thus quite es I caping the uncertain and uncomfortable ** awkward ago " There are few things in ire important in the right develop uient el a Unman creature than se.I re sped. Hut how I- a child to I tm how to respect itself, if it ace* that it is Not long agt* a miirrttd woman f ir Pine Street, Chicago, etked her husband for a C W MimuuT hat and suit.so that r-he could make that hateful creature in the next block see that theru were other people beside her ladyship that could dr* ss decently Owing to the ffrifigeucy of the hical money-market Le Ut hued to fall in with bcf overtures. She did nut pres* the sublet, but a few days afterward* she came to hi- side, and leaning bd head softly *n bis shoulder, said ; barling, if you were to be hit on the head with a hammer, or hornet bing of tho Lind. so that ii wouldn't kill yon, but hart you n good deal and put you oat of jour mind, w mid n't they make me your gordian and administrator ? " “ Very probably ■ ”" J they would, pussy,” be replied, fondling her golden curls, ** but what a funny question for you to ask." “ And then,’' she continued, apparently not having hiard the latter part of his sentence, “and then I could do all that I lik*-*! with things, and my name would he the same at the bank, and so on ? " *Cer- . * and sin risv of two of her most intimate society alone in the sentiment—that by no one friends, and with the bitterness was mingled a feeling of intense phy fi r Murk, who had kent all this from L* i I se it is respected ? More perhaps*. than ev< I*. d kept all lips iii order that she might bear if- Verily, the done children by harm is snubbing I n bv weak indulgence. We from so uncharitable lips. th ought, this world is a vain show, and th*>ac who love it, but moths, flutter.ng about its dazzling pleasures, only to have their wings singed by the cruel tongues of flame that leap up from envy. malice and deceit. “ Mark shall KOT fail," she Caid. rising up, with a white, determlm d \ faci. '* I will show th* in his wife is j worthy of bim.” I Heedless of the gayety and warmth around her, of the blinding snow storm < that was raging without, or the long. snow-bound walk that lay between die Au-tin mansion and her husband’s nave ad seen homes where the slight st I expression of a child s idea on any point under di>eu-**ion was greeted with— j •• Who asked you wh it you thought ? ” I or with a me sarcasm auth ss — ** Ah. n »w we shall have the matter settled— Miss Experience is freeing her mind " It ii* so difficult to hit the light mean. We du not want our children trouble- .l.i * j warehouse, she hurried up to the dress-’ . ing room, and, wrapping herself up in a cl oak and furs, went out into the storm and bravely faced the sheets of ling snow that the wind dashe her face—a l ace almost as gha-ri fun s me to Viators — grown up p^nj n t want to stop in th*-ii talk to listen to the unconsidered opinions of thirteen —b it what if we tried lo experiment of respectful attention fur a lime t Would not the young folks stop talking until they ha-1 something to say, quite as surely if they saw that their words were listened to with attention, as if they f it that their voices w*.re but beating the air ? tainly, pet,” be responded, a., j giving him an affectionate embrace, hurried away. The thing somewhat perplexed him, hut he dismissed it Iron# bis memory until -very recently, abe** he met a hardware dealer of bis acquaintance, who said: “Tell your wife I sent her the bigge>t hammer aer I had, but what in thunder dill sh© want I so large a hammer for ? ” Then a cold i sweat br*ke out all over that young ; man, and hastening home he t*4d ho* * wife that he hail ju-t collected a bad S deft, arid here were $130 for her tog*** j that i-uit and hat with. And she kissed him and .said she would not take it all, I since times were so hard, and they must I make every cent go as far as they r*>nld; but he insisted that she shonld.and she I y he h d like a dutiful wife, and wh--ra si gone out she took the hammer from behind the washstand, sent it back to the hardware store, and t«*ld them she wouldn’t need it, to scad her it» worth in self sealing preserve jars Suns of Spiritual liceTine. duo* into 11 o ba go again, atm sympathy for leutiy oil tin The aas flu lamps, with a dull. t»i<*klv -jlare if .--he were not rich in the w rid'' “ I wish you would go.” she said be- j •eechingly. fingering at the door to ad- J just her cloak. “ Mr. Austin will be ex-1 peering you Mr. Shelton smiled, thinking, perhaps. of the forbidding face of a man of whom lie had begged a loan that af-ttrnoon, whose curt •* cannot spare a dollar, sir," rang in his ears yet. He arose front his seat by the fire and going over to his wife’s side, fa-teiied the warm wraps closer about her throat. ** Be careful of yourself, little worn an.” he i-ri i. with a forced attempt at gayety, *• and enjoy yourself, for it is and carriag she.i.Cod gh« >ta, am: oi s >me belated ped over her. But still Mr half deserted pavement.-* I out through murky gal back: wcnt whirling by Uke I *c in a whil I tn , ■ • « I L k* 4« i Oft I VA 4 4 iv I ; hell »n walker triun Fartinu—Men seldom appar mane, or in a position r-o advantageous to th ir hnmauity, as when they part How few friend.* are there who endure a protracted separation without some ab it* rn* ut of warmth, or mf et. by ap-untmcnt, w ithout some precautionary tie*, or continue together long intents: I. AYh con versa! I) min ie« 2 Wh out need religious religious if heave IS IK amit wiihi •ut ac mal disc a on. her heart too anxious to think of fear or fatigue. When jshe reached the warehouse clock en a di.-tant steeple was ju-t chiming the hour of ll, and Mark was standing in the dimly Iii office putting os his overcoat. The perter dozed iii a chair in the outer rdorn, and Alice him and stood before but none, in any degree entitled to that character, ever part without much re-gr*.T I Even the cheerful and social are not always exempt from those momentary perturbations with ielfishnes.-chills the pulse or controversy overheats it. The needle will oscillate a lit- n you are averse I o or the company o Christians. n, from preference an A with-Ifv. you absent yourself frow J OI e ervices. .‘I When you arc more concern**! ab ut pacifying conscience than honoring Chri-t, in performing duty. 4 VY hen y u are mole afraid oi Wi*x c tented overstrict than di.-honorin^ (’brist. 5 When you trifle with temptation cr think lightly of sin. 6 When the faults of ©titers are more a matter of censorious convene lion than secret grief and prayer 7. W1 tie from the just point of itsaff cti; utterly impossible for mc to go.’ Fie accompanied hor to the carriage. and cs lie cl »sed the d *^r on the placid face, he inwardly antheuintlzed weakness that prompted hint to lilt! the ti re Iv forg lion at;.! t«* orCer on abort n- lice. Sh p ns-Br for. f 1> wav and Williams Mr- • ta, AIL* it I.* a, )f nu. Men it first tim Mi heft. I : Wit I Ii J. TRUESDELL, AUSTIN, - - - MINNESOTA DEALER IN J A MKS ll. PA BK ER Jouk A. Lovely. LOVELY & PARKER, ATTORN EY’S At U AAV, Office in Hewitt’s Block, up stairs. 1st door ALBERT lea.•- - - - MIN HEMAN BLACKMER, L.AWYBH J, A N 1> FOR H V 1^ I ALAERT LEA, - - I MINN* Hotels. TTAT.T. HOUSE W. G. FOSTER, Proprietor. Albert Lea, - - Mum. This Hotel having recently been completely refitted and furnished, is now pre pard to Arc()MM0DAT,ONS to all guests and travelers. Good stabling and attentive grooms. Commodious sample rooms connected with the premise a. A. Hauge Having bought the old and favorite stand of A C ll im chan git is prepared to do all kinds of BL— AO KSM1THING —AND— IIOKSE-SIIOEIN G. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call and see 45tf Albert Lea. PUBLISHED AT ALBERT LEA, MINN. -BY- Parker & Botsford, Proprietors. The Standard is the oldest paper on the line of the Southern Minnesota Railroad ; has an extensive circulation among the reading portiou of the community ; the cir-1 at ion is constantly increasing, and its advantages as an advertising medium has long been recognized by a large list of paying patrons BOOTS & U} for the first un at : g tau ct I r tho table at the little we min iii Mu©, whose ©hecks fiat! I -t tho peachy bl rn they had worn that day, live years ago But the dear face was a- fresh as ever in his partial eyes, and his heart ached more for hor than himself, rn h .ll lur sri soften it that the diane* th w his difficulties .tty ran the risk ' loss liable to he -tin hoped OI that she w nil suffer His Stock of fine Goods rfo l\u TRADE WILL BE FOUND ALL OF WHICH WILL COMPLETE, BE SOLD VERY. CHEAP, In view of the depression in the Grain Market. lOt • Heat Markets. A. IL. MCMILLEN HAS REMOVED TUE OLD mart ac for he knew ( keenly in the crisis he was dreading so much. “ if ‘bs children had been spared to us," he said, mentally, thinking of the tw * little graves in Greenie <■ I, “they would have been a comfort to h%r ’’ But I < kept his thoughts to himself, and said, instead : “ Will you attend Mrs. Austin’s party, Alice ? ” “ On the 20th ? Yes ” Tile uneasy light left Alice Shelton’s loving eyes, for, since he was not angry with I cr, she would feel so relieved. “ Will you go, Mark ?" ‘ I think not.” A curious Finile Tarted his lips. “ Why? ” in a tone of surprise. “ I shall be otherwise engaged." “ Nonsense. Mark. You must not be such a slave to business. Few men are as prosperous in the world." •41 have been prosperous" dreamily, “but ” ha never finished the sen se >ry n she : it from Ii| s details. Yet morrow would bring some redeeming his last credit; although his efforts In raise the $4.“00 due on the 21st were still unsuccessful. He was almost worn out with mental labor, yet be put on bis bat aud overcoat, and dragged wearily down town through the fast falling snow aud murky darkness, to spend ti.e dreary hours of stole softly past her husband. “Alieel” His eyes dilated in astonishment Alice dropped into a seat and looked up at him with a glitter iu her eyes that held him spellbound. “ Mark, do you think I’m a fool ? ” had a raspy ring that He glanced at her *now-, an I th* n made a dart at ta peeping out fr rn un-f her bedraggled i-kirts. —one bcjt came off with t insane whim drove \ a Her voice startled him, covered wraj * the soaked t der the e I ve c “ Alice f a jerk—“ wh' out on the -he os, an*l though its polarity is never lost, it is seldom steady. Y et even the petulant, the irritable, and the more generous or the resentful, lose all unfriendliness as they pass away from each other—sighing at a controversy which, Perham, they may have mutually de sired. The last shake of the hand is j sufficient ta dissipate a hundred grievances. Then are then no r< which w© can recall Lesl ie tho ourselves, lien y*.u are impatient and unforgiving toward the faults cf others. 8. When you confess, but do nut forsake sin ; and when you acknowledge, but still neglect, duty. 9 When your cheerfulness has more of the levity of the unregenerate than the whule joy of the children of God. IO When you shrink from sell cl iches rainst streets ach a m_ht rh bis flung its mate to the fur- II *w WI the fa^ts bu ake I old ■ t known t It is one ot ■nee that. wh ar th. outer surface of xr»**ed to cold. thcr end of the rn in. “ O, Mark rare strenf,,v vanishing Mark instantly nation. 8lie int 31 rs. Shelton’s tempo-th aod courage was swiftly “ are j. a going to fail ? ” Bpreheu led the ritard the Ste tv of } pa as is found near a arc. ret gerous reaction which, a later may cause pneumonia. his wife’s absence, Dorm . . * ■’*' I in his c turning room. Meanwhile, Mrs Mark Shelton, not quit© satisfied with Mark’.-* *• strange I I freak,” a?> she called her husband’a refusal to attend the party was zealou-ly trying to feel at ease among Mrs. Austin’.* sty li.'h guest*. For, somehow,-he felt depressed and ill at case am -ng the fashionable, who had hitherto welcomed her as the wife of a prominent young merchant, who was steadily rising to etnmirence in the commercial world There was an undercurrent of coldness in their greeting that her sensitive nature detected instantly, and an angry flush rose to her check when she overheard a remark relating to “ Mrs. 8hel-tous old silk." “ I suppose that my dress is not up to their standard in poiutof elegance,” she muttered, bitterly ; “ but I’ll never ruin Mark by my extravagance in dress never ! ” She. slipped out of the gay, overcrowded parlors, into the library, where she found refuge behind the heavy hangings of a bay window. She dropped into a low seat, and sat watching the streams of gas light that flickered across the street, now ankle deep with snow, wishing that Mark would remember her orders and send tho carriage early. The heavy sensuous odors of tropical plants filled the room with fragrance that almost took her breath away, and in the distance the notes of a popular waltz rose and fell, the soft, voluptuous cadences soothing her disturbed mind into a calmness that was soon broken by the entrance of two ladies. t; I was astonished to see Mrs. Mark Shelton out, to-night.” said the elder of the two ladies, whose diamonds flashed in the gas-light. “ Why ? ” “ Have you not heard ? Why, Mrs. Lamer! Shelton is on the bankruptcy." “ Mark Shelton ? Impossible I Why, he is considered one of the staunchest merchants in the city." “ He was. But he has lost credit somehow. He has been on the streets for several days, trying to raise money to cancel most of his urgent debts , am I would not bo surprised if his wife die have to give up her stylish house before the winter is over." “ She is nobody anyway. . Her fatli cr was only a soap chandler and I have often wondered at Mark Shelton s taste in choosing her for a wife," rcmarkec Mrs. Lamer, who had once a decidei fanny for Mark herself. “ Soap chandlers are as good as oth er men, provided they arc sober, and respectable,” returned the lady with ov*.r Im. I gen PIONEER MEAT-MARKET Oil East f*ide Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLE’S STORE. — AS AN- Photographs J. A. Puller’s PHOTOGRAPH ROOMS, Union Block, East side Broadway, ALBERT LE A MINN JOHN M. MARTY, ALBERT LEA, MINN. Leave orders with Stacy & Tyrcr. PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR SALE Life Scholarship in the National Chicago Business College ; one of the h<**» in the United States. VA ill be sold a. si discount, and on time, if desired. Ap-!w ,o 0. 0. PAUKER. "fob SALB—A fine new Parlor Organ. On time to suit the purchaser. Apply to Thk Standard makes an especial aim to publish all the valuable statistics of the County, rendering it peculiarly attractive as an immigration document. Many residents of the county appreciate this fact, and are sending the paper to their Eastern friends. We desire to increase the usefulness of Tnt: Standard in this regard, and would be glad to add many more such names to our list. WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS, HE PROPOSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION! THAN EVER BEFORE, jgfe^ Cash paid for Hides, Tallow, &c., &c. TRY HIM 2 ! L GOOD NEWS! OTTCX Jill If you want to buy good FLOUR and FEED, call at J. T. GREEN’S Flour Feed and Variety , NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT WE ARE DOING FIRST-CLASS JOB-WORK, PROMPTLY, AND AT REASONABLE RATES, WE are GRADUALLY ADDING TO OUR FACILITIES, AND SHALL ENDEAVOR TO FULLY KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES where you will always find the best quality ever offered for sale in this Market, and at the LOWEST PRICE. My motto is TO LIVE AND LET LIVE call and be convinced. First door south of the People's Store Broadway, Albert Lea. FOR SALE-A new ply to FOR BALL I). G. PARKER. Parker Gun. Apii G. PARKER. A good Blow. Apply to D. G. PAUKER. Legal Blanks. We keep the most complete assortment of Legal blanks of any couutry office in the Si ate, and we pride ourselves on the fact that our STOCK in TRADE will compare favorably wit Ii the best work to be iuuu I anywhere. # A BIG OFFER. A farm of 330 acres,—200 acres under the plow, and ready for Beetling; 27 acres of thrifty young growing timber, besides one mile of willow along the line Good house, granary to bold 2,000 bust els, stabling for 30 head of stock, fine wen of pure water, Sic. Land in Alden. All to be sold for about what the wild land would cost. Inquire of D. O. PARKER, Albert Lea, Mi un. Ur of M. CHEESEBROUGH, Alden, Miun. tenee. “ And the panic never affected you in the least," innocently remarked Mrs. Shelton, who knew as much about the workings of the financial world as she did about the mythical inhabitants of the moon. Mr. Shelton jumped up, slightly lushed in tho face. u What idiots women are ! ” was the complimentary exclamation that met his wife’s ears as he left the room, heedless of her excited “ Mark I ” Bat Mark was out in the cold, sunlit street, before the little woman had recovered from her astonishment ; his white, even teeth clenched tightly together, as he hurried down to the dim, musty office, where so many arduous duties demanded his attention. Many of his business friends who met or passed him on the streets.looked curiously at his downcast face ; fur his mind w’as too much preoccupied to take any interest in passing occurrences. He heard nothing, saw nothing but the blue, numb hands of the street beggars, who seemed to beset him every few’ rods, for his characteristic charity was well known, aud few were the hands that did not close on the coveted penny. For Mark was a good man, humane, charitable and generous in all things, and until a year back the world had gone well with him. But the panic swamped dozens of his debtors; his business was dead, in a financial sense ; and his creditors were clamorous for bills he could not meet. lie had never been careless, unwise, or extravagant in filling or discharging contracts, and his business difficulties had come upon him so swiftly and imperceptibly, that the blow fell heavier than if he had been expecting some such catastrophe. But Alice Shelton knew nothing of all this. The mental turmoil going on in her husband’s breast, never found vent in a dissatisfied word or look, and until the previous day he had kept his face and manner free from all traces of anxiety. But the comitant excitement financial trouble©, probably in ©ohms distorted form, and the knowledge had crazed her. Ile bl lmed himself severely for keeping her in ignorance ot the truth. He always had a repugnance of womanly interference in business matters, and felt, in justice t«* his wife’s general worthiness, he should have tru'Dd her in this emergency. •* Hush, Alice i — for she was beginning to sob hysterically—44 von must not be alarmed. If I can raise the money to pay off a not** that falls due to morrow, I may weather the panic yet." 44 How much will you need ? " Her little face was uplifted eagerly. 44 Four thousand dollars. 44 Is that all ? ” with a little hysterical laugh. “ Then you won’t fail; for I Lave five thousand,all my own, saved out of the money you gave me to spend on the house and myself Ah ! Mark I n on the bol? has bern I mgtjq the greatest r k is run in trying to suddenly re induce warmth. To be- I coL.a thoroughly chilled and then to into a very warm aum sphere, such alts in a dun- j few hours j , or broo I chitin, or b<*th di-r-ases. The capilla ! ries of the lungs become eng rged. and the circulation becomes static, so that , that there must be a reaction of heat : inflateation before recovery can occur Common coals, says a ©otemporafjL are takeu in the same way; the exposed mucous of the nose and throat are subjected to a chill, then they are subjected to heat; then there follow© eon-T« 'tion, reaction of heat, pouring out of 11. When the sorrows and '•ares of the world follow you farther into tho Sabbath than the savor and sanctity of the Sabi -it h 12. When _ to let yonr duty as a to your w aridly lateral os the ms of your neighbors. When you associate with men of fallow you into the week, you alc easily prevailed upon yield Opini VA Christ UM) the world without solicitude ahunt doing good or having your own spiritual injur©!. lib titii I matter, and the other local pae noLuena of catarrh. the little -‘4 you arc u thought I spent it! “ Alice ! "—Mark took levering form in his arms worth your weight in gold ! 441 know it,” slyly retorted Alice; but it has taken you five years to find it out. And, Mark, if you cannot cannot cancel the rest of your debts, wc’ll sell the house and furniture and live in a room or two until the panic is over; or you shall not fail. Mark sent for a carriage, and they went home through the white, noiseless and worry had been too much for him [ and the dunning ut’ a creditor, who de minded the prompt pay urn ut el a it'.to verge of the diamonds, whose father had once been a peanut vender, while Mrs. La mer’s ancestors were famous fur blue blood and reckless dissipation. 441 dun’t pity Mrs. Shelton though,' went on Mrs. Lamer, politely ifcuprju streets, Alice recounting, as she went. Mrs. Austin’s its close she the story she heard in jerfumed library, At said: 44 It was cruel of you to keep me in the dark so long, Mark. And never, never treat me like a fool or a child, again. For, if F am a soap chandler’s daughter, I have sense, and feeling.and judgment, and discretion enough to save something for 1 rainy days It is needless to say that Mark re deemed his note, to the chagrin of some of his business rivals, who had secretly gloated over his business difficulties ; and although his affection for his wife was never demonstrative, tho care he took of her was wonderful, for he found that the price of a good wife is 44 above rubies.” Size or Countries, Greet-' is about the size of Vermont Palestine is about one lourth the size of New York. Hindustan is more than a hundred times as large Palestine. Too Ruch for “The Touring PHsMnT* On of the Mississippi exchange's tell© the following, and being assured that the 9tory as related is true, with hundreds cf other curious people, we wou’<I like to know the name of “ th© touring -» • ft pilgrim. It was a clear, bright day. when th© ▼nuns: drummer—who was making hi© fir>t tour through the south—was seen v ailing complacently on a fair damsel sitting at his left and diagonally opposite him, on the half past three sonffi bound train from Memphis, on the M. & T. railroad. She was fair and beautiful to b^huld as Le thought, when he approached her thus: % “ My good lady. it seem© us if yon are traveling alone ” 441 am,” was the reply. 44 Well,” said the drummer, “nothing gives me more true plea*are than to The Great Desert of nearly the dimensions of States. Africa has P^f l^c "Dlant to the fair sex, who. the United fcea would reach from is three York to The Red Washington to Colorado, and times as wide as from New Rochester. The English Channel is nearly as large as Lake Superior. The Mediterranean, if plnrod across North America, would make sea navigation from San Diego to Baltimore. The Caspian sea would stretch from New York to St. Augustine, and is as wide as from New York to Rochester. Great Britain is about two-thirds the I size of Ilindostan ; one twelfth of Chi- j na, and one-twenty-filth of the United States. The Gulf of Mexico is about ten j times the size of Lake Superior, and I about the size of the sea of Kamsehat- j ka. Bay of Bengal, China Sea, Okhotsk or Japan sea; Lake Ontario would go into either of them more than fifty times. The following bodies of water arc about the same size : German Ocean, Black Sea, Yellow Sea. Hudson Bay is rather larger. The Baltic, Adriatic, Persian Gulf, and .Kgroan Sea, half as large, and somewhat larger than Lake Superior. A single manufacturer of perfumery at Cannes, France, uses annually MO OCK) pounds of acacia flowers, 140,000 pounds of rose leaves, 32,000 pounds of violets, 8,000 pounds of tuberoses, and rosemary, mint, thyme, lemons and citrons in proportionate quantities. Nice and Cannes together consume an nually over twenty tons of violets, and Nice alone one hundred and ninety tons of orange blossoms. A little three year-old girl, Oran©,© very apt at.e^cu^es. Tho other night she insisted on going with her father to milk the cow. He endeavored to dis suade her by telling her the oi l cow First Floor Bedrooms—If we had a house with a bedroom on the first floor, we would at once abolish the use of that room as a sleeping apartment, because we are satisfied that it is a wrong custom,it being much healthier to sleep upstairs. Many a which the members were weak and sut- j fering. have been restored to a vigorous and healthy condition by following our advice, which was to remove their bedrooms upstairs, to have their beds* summer and winter, exposed the whole day to the fresh air from op*m windows (except, of course, when there is rain or mist), and also to have during the whole night one window partially open, even in winter, so as always to iuhu*e the fresh, cool air from the outside, but using, at the rome time, the pre- like yourself are companionless ; and if I do not presume too much, I will b« your happy escort as far as we travel, together." “How far are yon going/’ she asked. 44 To Grenada,” was the reply. “ Well, then, surely we will haver quite a nice ride together.” 44 But, pray. sir, if I am not too impertinent, may I ask what sort ©f business yon are in ?” 44 Oh, not at all, not at all. my fair-lady ; with pleasure I can say that I ana a touring pilgrim for a commercial house in Louisville, Ky.” They sped on at a rate of twenty ! miles on hour. busily engaged in c©&r-! venation until they arrived at station* | 15. By this time he had changed his J seat to the one directly behind her©. I When the train stopped their eyes fell upon a poor looking donkey, whtR he, I thinking to make the young lady blush, was heard to say : 44 Fair lady, I have been raised in rn city, and totally unacquainted with the different animals that inhabit the country ; will you please tell me what sort or kind of an animal that is over th©-way there ? ” at the same time pointing his finger at the donkey. She replied by making a mitchievou© wink at her father, who had not long since taken a *eat near enough to hear the conversation. 441, too have been raised in a city .ani am, like you, unacquainted with th© animals that inhibit the country ; bul if I would be left to judge, I would e©»- family of I phatitalfy say, from his silly look aud long ears, that he must be 4 a touring pilgrim for a commercial house in Louisville, Ky/ Don’t you thiak so, papa I do, I do, my daughter.” The drummer wilted, aud has mot bee© heard from since. A man who has honor, and sefs things from a ludicrous point of view, is almost always able to call good nature and happiness to his side, and troubles would hook, when rile quickly rejoined, Why,papa, 1 11 milk at the other cud. are not half so troublesome, nor ar© ’t/have suffi«rint bud co«fii>3 I «•«* ^»*r whil* •*« »«“* I ... ItiMilf v iv > til in ruin using caution to secure warmth [ * faculty within bim.