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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - March 1, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota . Rut cr pri.'* KHA I. KST ATH AGEN (J Y. ^V’Ehave Os* sal'*, Im Is and firms in let try town in this county. TER M S to suit everybody. LOW prices, long tim*, 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. OOH facilities for buying and selling lands, examining aud perfecting titles, art a n ai.] u a1 cd, as we hive A US IR-Vt IS, TRANSFERS, and. FLATS of every piece of land in this county. Xian/ fit Albeit Lea, Minn. April 25, I BTG* To my surprise beyond expression, »- S K-,    of    the English Koiba** attache, presents himself, in Jar*,* voice, a buyer of the beautiful slav . and at the same moment, an official, agnized of the Austrian lares that he has obtains fair purchase, and d - VOLUME 17. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH I, 1877. NUMBER 9 Ph olograph s. I N<15 I 877 the FREEBORN (MTH STANDARD. rCllLISnKt) CV KUT Hoofs and Shoes. Boot & Shoe Store. O. F. A N. L Nol«on Mare Juai received and will keep iu stock the largest assortment wl Boots & Shoes of all kinds To be found in town. S. S. EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHED Broadway, opposite Postoffice, j Terms, Per Year, In Adf-nce, $‘2 00 RATES OF ADVERTISING. ALBERT LEA MINN. Hankers. All 2 w 4 w | 3 m j 6 in 1 y inch 1.00 1.50 2 50j 4.501 6.00 10.00 inch 1.75 2.50 3.50; 6.00l 8.50 13.50 inch 2.50 8.50 5.00j 7.OOI 9.00 IG. 50 i ncli 8.2*5 4.50 5.50 10.00116.00 20.00 inch 4.0.) 5.50 6A5 12.00 18.00 25.00 col 4 50 5.25 7.00 14.00,22.00 30.00 col 6.50 8.50 12.00:22.00 30.00 50.00 col 10.00 18.00 18. OO 30.00150 OO, 90. (X) OFFICERS OF FREEBORN COUNTY II. D. Biiows. I). R. P. HIBBS. H. D. BROWN & CO.’S iii. Four or five workmen will be constantly %*pl*ved,and orders for New Goods or for Repair* will be filed, cheap and on the hkorte»t notice Broadway west side. Albert L:*a, Minn. 8kf    GIVE    THEM    A    CALL. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA OLE TJ^NGr, Maker and Repairer of Boots & Shoes A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Coi*sty Commissioners : James Thoreson. W. W. Johnson. J. M. Geiseler. Win N. Goziee. Ole Hanson. T hr as DREK—Charles Kit tel son. Auditor—S. Batchelder Runt st att of Deeds—August Peterson. County Attorney—John A. Lovely. Sheriff—T. J. Sheehan. Deputy Sheriff—Jacob Larson. Clerk oi Court—A. W. White. Probate Judge—Gilbert Gulbrandson. School Superintendent—II. Thurston. County Surveyor—Wm. G. Kellar. Coroner—J. Froshaug. Court Commissioner—R. IL Spicer. DENTISTHY. DR. A. H. STREET, H. D. BROWN & CO. BANKERS. REFERENCES: 1st Nat. bauk, Austin. Sd N^t. Hank. Chica#* let Sat. Bank, St. Paul. ♦th Nat. Bank, New York. 3Uf Shop on Clark street, north and opposite of Wedge & Spicer's Drug store. FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN TUE FREEBORN IHI MV UBL are employed. Repairing done to order, cheap and on short notice. Gire him a call. 87tf    Albert    Lea,    Minn. Tkos. II. ARMSTRONG, Banker. ALBERT LEA. MINN. OFFICE, OVER TUE DRUG STORE, South cf Post Office, Albert Lea. Minnesota. DR. DE M. CRANDALL, _  ai    f    I 33 El NTIS T. A. •tieat a?Markets. HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEfiT-MARKET i Os Kaat aide Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLE'S STORE. it rap 3An es. A. II. SQI !EK. CITY EXPRESS & DRAY Deals in ll AUD and SOFT COAL. Also Seasoned Wood. Office over A. E w av. Albert Lea Johnson’s store, Broad- UHE. Physicia NI. NI, DODGE, M. WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOB DOING BUSINESS, HE PROPOSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION!. THAN EVER BEFORE. I jgSas**Cash paid for Hides. Tallow, Ac., .Ac. j | TRY XXXTVt ! Orders left on lite slate at Lincoln Bros, attended to at once • nunnery. MRS. 0. S. WARREN Milliner & Dressmaker, [Successor to Mrs. C F. Walker.] a z: c Dm POETBT. A Bit of a Sermon, What ne’er you find to do, Do it, boys. with all your might ! Never be n little trite. Ora little iii the right; Trifles even Lead lo Heaven. Trifles make the life of a man ; So in all things— Great and small things— Be as thorough as you can. Let no speck their surface dim — Spotless truth and honor bright! I'd not give a fig for him Who says any lie is white! lieu Ii o falters. T\v isis or alters, Little atoms when we speak, May deceive Me, But believe me, To himself he is a sneak. Help the weak if you are strong, Love the old if you are young ; Own a fault if you are wrong lf you ie angry, hold your tongue. In each duty Lies a beauty, If your eyes do not shut ; Ju-t as surely And securely As a kernel in a nut! Love w ith all you* heart and soul, Love with eye and ear and touch; That’s the moral of the whole. You can never love too much ! Tis the glory Of the story In our babyhood begun, Our hearts without it, I Never doubt it) Are as worlds without a sun ! If you think a word would please, Say it, if it is but true; Words may give delight with ease, When no act is a*kel of you. Words may often Soothe and soften. Gild a joy or bf a1 a pain ; They are treasures Yiel ling pleasures It is wicked to retain ! Whatso'cr you find to do Do it then with all your might ; Let your prayers be strong and true-Prayer, my lad will keep you right Pray in all things. ( aud small things, Like a Christ nm gentleman ; And forever, Now or never, IL* a* thorough as you can. Widder Sprigging* Daughter. 'Twa* on a beaut* <••;* summer morn, IV hen things were up an I ct min’, And all among the pun j kin vi te«. The bumhif -bef;* were huuimia' I took an e*rly half-mile walk, As t tory bo U d en ter, VV h<*n in the caw-pnfIi I wa* met By Widder Spriggina' daughter. Her erns were Mack n- what’s the matter, sure,” shrieked the j hajj. ! Paying no heed to these ejaculation*. 1 dr placed one policeman on guard, and j with the others sprang up stairs. Reaching the landing, I found all | dark, save a faint glimmer which issued j : from under the door in front of us. I t I tried tho handle It was locked, j “ We have him this time.” I \vhi>- j I per*d, exultingly, for I had caught the j sound of Jim Bradley’.* voice I j have examined the house well, and there is no means of egress, either by the I . roofs or the windows They are trapped J Open, in the Queen’s name I ” I exclaimed. *• Hullo, is that you my dear Spied- j ; ler ? ” cried Jim from within “ Happy j to see yon. I’m sure ! Remember what I j I said, ‘ Hold me when you catch me,’ I ; old boy ? The thing is lo trap your ! i bird " “ I will take care of that. Mr Jim,” ( I rejoined. “ Open, or we shall break ; in the door ” j '• Ob, plaze, jintlemen—dear, good j , jintlemen, for the lore of the saints, ' don t make a noise There’* a po* r i | sow! jist partin’ this life up stairs, an’ ■ his dear young wilder is a’nmst dis- , I I ratted ! 8orra a one of vc jintlemen t her any pity Don’t terrify ti e colleen, | nor the partin’sow I, who, sure, bas; troubles enough.” I “ Silence, you old crone '. ” I exclaimed, “and fetch a light, or IHI I j have you arrested as an accomplice ” With a regular howl of disappoint-, merit she hobbled away, declaring she d j do anything for u«. imploring pity for I a poor. lone woman, and compassion ! ; for the partin’ sow!. We dos t wait for her return Aware no one could pass on the -fairs, and be-; bering that Jim might be trying to de-; slroy the molds, we put our shoulders I I against tile door, and drove the lock j fronf the box. I had prepared for the light to be extinguished and a rush made, i I was disappointed Jim fat composedly at the table with another man. pi.i\ing c ird*. i *• Hullo I you don’t stand on ceremony. Juhn, my friend/’ he remail ti. laughing. *• I thought every man * house wa* his Castle.’ “ Sot it is, Ji n, until he makes it a shield i »r law-breaking, I answered I “ Prove your word*, my man.” ** I intend to. I hope ; s jn>t consider yourself rny pri I search.” “ Pleas An i casting herself on the body. Mio I went oil into violent hysterics “ Poor thing,” said the doctor, raising I her. “ Pray, my good fellow, take her to a chair, while I close the poor man’s j _ if eye*. That done, lie rejoined me. *• Yon want to search the room.” he said. It’* a pity that this should have happened at such a time, but duty ii Pray, J • do yours quietly before uh ic U WHI r while duty this poor woman recovers Her lr is enough without any addition ” Duty was duty ; yet I felt like »« hard-heartrd, mean spirited cur as I performed mine, and professed lo hate jacked my usual acuteness, for more than once the disciple of Galen aided me in my suggestions Nothing, however, came of it. I could not find a trace. •* Yet,’ I said, “ I d take my oath the dns are in this house, and it s £100 in my pocket if I find them.” “ Thou I most decidedly should fr\,” said the doctor. * That sum is riot to be got every day *• No ; and I II keep a watch in this house till Pre found them ” “ In this room ? ” he asked. 44 No. I ain’t quite made of ston**,” I ic joined, a bit hurt. *• But I shall inspect ail who go out or come iu.” * Quite right ; and I wish you success. fur there’s no telling the fufferinga these coiners occasion.” We then descended, and the doctor left. after telling the Irish woman be would call, as he went home, on the pariah ur dert.»ker, and give the necessary orders for the funeral. Well, I need not lengthen out mv story. 1 rented the parlor, by compulsion of the landlady, and established a watch. night and day. upon who and what went out of the house. Jim Bradley came and went, ol course, unmolested. a;,d >iderabiy when we met, while. with the slightest demur, he .et mc visit room whenever I please i. What did it uteau ? I a! in rn ade a call now and then, the widow. I* -or thing, she was and so meek and full of grief. a_ moved abmt the ro>m wherj her coffined husband wa*, for she wouldn't leave it. ani the sight was pi'ible. The medical attendant dripped in once to tee how I gut or., and shook his head on hearing f mv want of success Ti - Ut crying .I.,, Nevertheless, I might have remained in doubt to the last, had not my ‘pride of place” been so wounded that I did not rest until I had tracked Jim Bradley again, and, this time, succeeded in capturing his gang, among which I not only discovered the young disconsolate widow of her dead husband, but the doctor, the greatest rogue of lite lot, as it was he who, under his gentlemanly appearance, circulated the spurious coin. To my Satisfaction, I saw them ail sent off fur a considerable term to Portland. which small chance of a ticket of-leave. I was not, alter all, to be done How an Albanian Slave Birl Affected the Interests of Three Countries. From the Birmingham t Eng.) Free Presa The French Superintendent ut Police who, when a crime wa* repelled at his bureau, raked, before knowing any of the circumstances, 4* Who is the woman?” contributed an axiom to th* science of detection by the aid of which other than criminal problems might find a solution. At the present moment ail Europe is in a hub-bub ostensibly arising from adherence on the part of England to traditional sentiments touch ing the maintenance the Ottoman Empire, and a desire on the part of Russia to rearrange the Drip of Bunters Europe The French Police Minister to whom we have referred would nut have been eatificd with such an explanation, but would have asked, *• Who is the woman ?” The diary of a French nobleman—proof sheets ol which were suppressed by order of the late Emperor Napoleon but which are shortly to be reproduced by Me*sra Burler & Calvin!, of the ll inward 8c v asta pool—enable.6 our Paris correspondent tov.* answer by saving. A beautiful Albanian slave ’ The story, extracted from the pn.of-sheet* of the forthcoming publication. is shortly this :    When the occup of Paris by the Affies was at an and the cai iou* crowned heads pi ioees were departing to their I itll in I ma, certain important dispa of juint import were aent from Duke of Wellington ani the rn it.-ta)led French government Ic Sultan. The bearer cf the i n mon end. ai d own tcn€ th CW Iv > th j de I f* ear ii t di Office an i Residence uj SU:: OS. ALBERT LEA, ;r the Ti MINN IL er check* w Will open a fine new stock of Millinery au l Fancy Goods, Tie*. Cuff*, Collars, Ac. A full line of Worsteds, Lamars Hatteras, Ac., Ac. I> < ’    I.uid    NI, 3> ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN ANO SURGEON TAIN I \KK CHV, MINN., Will treat all diva-es to which mankin I is subject, to the best of his ability. Dr. Rowland has made a specialty of discasesot VV omen and Children, ani chronic disease* of long standing. By long experience aud strict attention to hi* profession, he is confident of treating all curable disease* with success. Obstetrical eases treated with care and sue-ess. ('ou&u’tiouat free, lo fjaiepers ^ 3jinni .J gent s. David’s ink, •ie red af fury. And one *tn*ck of h *r luscious lip-Woald brit e a J i Ut* or jury. I how'.I—sh*, i*i cl*ev eJ just th Her ni ll •urscir, sequence/ he repin his game. Patting my men to examr - §l* I SOUD and take the con-i and went on with he said. too deep es are x you really here/ tail Bradley ii patch was a \ lung Wen ch 1 nobleman. the V icomte i de M — ™ f sir. cc I became r**!*9i! "ated a* a supp Mer of -t! ae L#giti mist 1 ;mrty in Franc 2, w! ile t ne Du kl ut \Y a’s dtsp ii* C* ii wa* intrusted to an attache ut the Engl Ll. Embassy. who I ms En ce been me f A Ii 10 U us fur hii* on guard, I began e way e i Id mar Lad taught Ler : >*• *fi! *t- j —aud - h I my heart g To W l ider hpriipgins’ daughter. up tile ays I, My dear, how* do ye do V Say* she, * I r< 'ken finely ; Says I, - Of ail the girls I kn*>w, You look the nio*»t divinely.** I snatched a kiss—she slay.ped mr face In fact. just as she d oner; Belt a re yourself. L rn dare vcu, sir ? Cried Widder Sp.r'ggins daughter. MEAT MA It KET WILLIAM TUNELL Again calls attention to his FINE MEAT MARKET, Doing over Felt hats a specialty. Fashionable Dress-Making done in the very best manner. John A. Lovely. James II. P’.hkeb Where can Beef, be found at nil cuts of times, choice Four doors south of tho People * Store. Apprentice Girl* wanted, vol I dno44tf WELL TIII.1I1IEI) HATS FOK ONE DOLLAR LOVELY & PARKER, ATTORN'KYM At I.AW Borh', Mutton, AT MRS. JOHN STAGE’S Sausage, §e. j MILLINERY STORE ! ALBERT LEA, MINN. and 5VI LD Also FISH, POULTRY, GAME in their season BROADWAY, near Armstrong's Bank-ALBERT LEA, -    -    -    MINN. For Sale. SIXTY AGRES of good farming lands, | 25 acres of which are improved, in the town of Albert Lea, only tour miles from I bu tillage, and beautifully situated near j the lake. Will be sold cheap, and on terms j to suit purchaser. Gall on or address JOHN ANDERSON, ! Office over Wedge A Wulfsburg’s store. HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HUMAN HAIR, and Gents’ Chams from same made to order. Also Ladies’ Switches, and all other work in that line. Office in Hewitt'* Block, upstairs 1st door ALBERT LEA. -    -    - ..    -    MIN C. C. Intact.    A. M. Ttkeh. STACY & TYRER, ttoroeys at Law, Notaries Public, Real Estate and Collecting Ag.-nts. CONNEYANTING all kinds adcui ately done, acknowledgment* taken oaths administered. Ac. Taxes paid, Titles investigated, Pan I-bought and sold. Particular attention paid to collection. Corner Clark aud Newton Sts.. Albert Lea HEMAN BLACKMER, XjAWYER LAND FOK SALE! i LA ERI LEA, -    -    -    -    MINN. JOHN ANDERSON,” ATTORN KY AT LAW AMI NOTARY PUBLIC Office over Wedge & Spicer's Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, MINN. Jo*t then an old rampageous sheep, W ho had b en fee ling near, sir. Squared ofl, ami likes ton of brick* He took mr with hi* head, sir ; I landed in a pond, chuck fu’i Of frog* and filthy wafer, An i then sh*- stood anil la: fed and larfcd, I TLat Nidler *prii!g:n= daughter. I re her gue*s I crawled out quick, Picked up iii\ hat nu i mizzled. While love - bright torch so lately lit, Out in that frog-pond fizzled. *tll. she was mai rie ! \enerdav, A la wyer chap has g* *.«r ; So, FII forget, if not forgive, The Widder Spriggin ae tile aparttueuta. Jed the wail.*, groped chimneys, aud tried tho flooring. N », not a sign ; while Jim Bradley’• utter indifference. I own perplexed nu* lune again. I mattered, when I heard a lit afjr Hep in the room above. thai up stairs ? ” I tsked. yoarself by this can only *,.v that tidi J irish h»^ is always screeching as a chap is (J\ intr. which ain’t much concern of mine as lorn: as lie keeps his-eij to hisself, and d-too loud Tgh, it th *r to up the ft): r yeti." Not it I know it.” I said. ** I have ied at headquarter* for per mi-si n ake a betnfr search, ani I’ll take ut Em WL th*. i Ii; al III ism I waiting serin): d am—th* •patch* i Ca Uh >n t ac ‘tran^ I that s the rn id r’n men.' i Who’ “ You *hou!d kn I It mc,” said J im I con p .it Isa a rj , c p t, »n t groan loud Iglu low. ^rame, without even Jack, Thil.” he added to hi* cote* d. putting d(*wn hi* pack of card*. man * a pant The sick thought I “ Come, lad*, go up ” Regardless of the treaties not L> disturb sow I we mounted I he back attic was a* bare could be When I was ibou ruse, perhaps. I said aloud, “ we’ll I w tile p man s en- >r ‘ dc ing daughter. NOT TO BE DONE. T he *‘ painful confession ” i* niinc. John Spindler, detective, Scotland \atd, and how it came about was just in this way ; For a Ion-: time I had been on the a* bare lo enter the other, the door opened, an I a grave. looking,respectably-dressed man crossed the threshold. Hush, he said, in a low tone. “ May I ask the meaning of this disturbance ? It is most unseemly and out of place I I he poor fellow in here has but a few moment* to live. Hi* an Who is that ? ” he Only the un Ic patting the door open. LJlww a funeral ti>-day.’ ■* Indeed Ah, they hasten th matters with the poor.” Just at the rn- merit the wrefcl Coffin and its bearer* paused a. nu passage, f by the w«er and the Irish womau. They w»*re the sole Mourners. I tio d hC*iii respectfuLy rcozovod his hat. and we stood in sifrnee until it had gone by. ** Poor—p *<r thini:! ” nyeompaniun remarked, with a sigh ; then. giving- rn** his card, asking me to call if I proved successful, he went away Well, the hours swept by. and the silence of the h< use began to sur; r:.-e toe Bradley had gone early, and hadn t beta home since. Mv assistant Cline .11 iii* had r .rn w *. SCH ct 13 ini. •h ta a I ie I id j* ana lr iii frit at the cation men L- ll UM ad Iv r Alist r arose in u J 11 ii i :.r J he Hi r rt WI. (WI Hngl I ch rt who by J ti e B Russian i od a pipe rent t resource?, e vouog Ka. i had ! fund th iry ; but at a Ambassador’* an ai wteu them which at ■ coed lo have a ser rn venation taming event in Eon I the v un^ att Ie W *1 ll ne way .ph UU' ’ d'soin y nex tin see. bsh man Wise! vc* iyi on r a * tjiuverni e that c intcrferr ;•« nt bud I , nvuision t -d when th ’ I r i *• r f i ii «JI i L ked CO! A placi .r o»rn i I VT track of a Hang of coiner*, which, in my j unfortunate young wife is distracted *    •    *    *1    *    *    •    *    J    looked    keenly    at him. “ It it isn t an impertinent question, sir.” I asked, “ who may you be ? ” u \Ylio am I ? ” he smiled. 141 am Doctor Alexander of Jude street, close by Now, in my turn, who are y.iu ? ” I instantly acquainted him with my He looked serious and intcr- 33 of els. TEREGIfl ANDERSON, HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE, in the village of Albert Lea. A beautitul I oration, and a good and convenient dwelling, will be sold ch en p. JOHN ANDERSON. Office over Wedge & AV alf ^burg's store. GO TO Bud's Feed Grocery Store FOR PURE TIMOTHY SEED. ALSIKE AHD RED CLOVER SEED. OIL MEAL, AC. Over AA e<’g &. Spicer-3 Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, -    Minn. A. J. BALCH, Having rent cd the fine ehop, tormerly used by A. Brown, is now prepared to do all kinds of repairing, particularly in the line of Wagons, Sleighs, Bobs. etc. AA'ood-work on plows, also painting Done to Orderf HALL HOUSE F. HALL, Proprietor. Albert Lea, - - Minn. - .      _■***........   t"*......... . ■ " " ■ j JEKLOAY A NARVESON, Albert Lea, Minnesota. DEALERS IN Dry Goods, HATS k CAPS, CROCKERY & GLASS-WARE, STONE & AVOODENAVARE, profcssioual pride, I had vowed to cap-: lure. More than once I had pounced down upon them in their haunt*, and an vanished like magic; and I being unable to produce proofs, the chief, J whom I desired most to convict, fairly | laughed at my efforts. j This naturally gave me considerable ' business annoyance, and with some heat I ejacu cstt(L lated, 44 You have escaped me this time, I “ Humph ! ’ he -aid, drawing me a Jiui Bradley, but I’m not John Spiud- ! *RHe aside ; *• I have only visited this ler if you do the next.”    place once or twice, but I own I have “ \\ hen you catch me. hold me,” he I ^,ac^ m) doubts of its respectability. | grinned. “ How dare you malign an j ^ e medical men sec strange scents. innocent man ? ”    4    | Still, I don’t imagine the poor woman 44 Innocent mau ! Then the evil one and her husband hu7e had any c minis not so black as lie is painted ! ” I re- ' vaDCC with the people below. He is a tcrted.    j bricklayer Though, of course, in such \\ ell, it was nearly nine months be- matters you are the best judge. 8uch I fore I again tau down Jim and his Per?ons are capable of all manner of! gang; then I detected them in a low, (licks It is, of course, your duty to ! wretched street near the road The ,liake certain Only, in case you are \ house they used was kept by an old ! wrong, he gentle v itll the wretched I N?xt door north of McMillen's Meat Market, Broadway, Albert Lea Mina. 8. M IL IL LANDS. These valuable lands which remain unsold, in h reeborn County, are still offered at low prices, and on esisy terms. Now is the Time to secure Them. Inquire of the undersigned, to who also ail money* due the Trustees on Lun Mortgagee should be paid. No extensions of payment* where tareg art 'not f,cid.    M.    CONANT, Agt. of Ti asteep. Tarred* JVI*. Everything cheap and on short notice. Give Him a Call. $16 per Acre ImprovedFarm I^or Sale. Fine farm of 160 acres ; IOO acres now plowed ready for crop ; tame meadow : living springs. Good fence around the entire farm* Good house, stables, Ac. Post-office across the road, with daily mail. School house I OO yards from the door. Albert Lea in full view, 2J miles distant, wii "TC everything that heart can wish is for sale, cr rcpt whisky. WEDGE & HIBBS, Agents, Albert Lea, Mien. March 22, 1*76.    12 Albert I ca. Minn.    lit GROCERIES, SPICES, SARDINES, CONFECTIONERY, Tobacco, And in fact everything usually kept iii a country store. We keep constantly on hand a first class variety of CIGARS. voll6n474itf JOHN MM ARTY, TI ALBERT LEA, JA MINN. Leave order* with Slaw 6: Tvrer. Iri sh woman. Having watched the house till I was sure of my game, I went to Scotland Y ard, saw the chief, reported the news, got some men, and on one dark, gusty winter’s night made a swoop upon them. Leaving the police I had brought at a little distance, I knocked at the door. Getting no answer, I stepped back and looked at the hooee. It was dark as pitch, save a faint glimmei in the first floor window. As I returned I felt certain I saw the blind of the lower room move. Trusting. if I was being suspected, that the darkness had concealed my identity, I repeated my summons* when, after a long delay, the door was opened by the old landlady, bearing a flaming tallow candle. k* Did you knock afore ? ” she said, peering feebly at me “ Sure, I’m just as deaf as a post, yer honor, and don’t hear a bit. Who do you want ? ” 44 One of your respectable lodger*, Mrs. O Brien, ’ I answered, entering the passage, and putting my foot so as to prevent the door closing. 44 Thanks, old lady, I won’t trouble you further” Giving a preconcerted whistle, my men came rapidly forward 44 Oh, the perleese ? Oh, holy St Patrick ! have mercy upon a lone widder woman * Oh ! g^od gintleaicn. in about eight, but neither the wid( nor the landlady rot urn*, d I waited and waited. Eleven c’eh ck struck. I began to get suspicious. Had I been done ? I turned hot and Cold ; then, seizing the candle,darted upstair* Bradley’s room was as usual; bur the attic —the sight of it made me feel ready to drop j 4* Done—cleverly done I ” I cried, waving my candle around. Yes; bitter the humiliation — I had teen duped I I had been the victim of sensibility and a clever trick. I hero was the mattress, ripped up ; and there, where the coffin had sto *d, I was a hole in the floor, where a plank j had been removed. That had been the place of concealment. But where were the dies ? Where— why, in the coffin, of which, no doubt, j the dead man had been one of the j bearers. 14 .Nonsense ! ” I ejaculated. ** The j man must have been dead It isu’t j likely he could have dec. *ved the doc-; tor—a kind-hearted fellow, but a keen , one ; 1 11 go to him.” Leaving my assistant in charge. I I hastened to Judo street, with his curd in my hand. The red “ danger signal ” indicated the house, and, knocking. I asked to see the doctor. The servant, showing me into the surgery, went to summon him. In a few moments he appeared—that is, a gentleman appeared ; a gentleman of about sixty, with silver-gray hair. “ I beg your pardon/’ I said ; 4* it is Dr. Alexander I wish to see.” 44 Alexander! My . I I the whom I re< Embassy, det the girl by maud* her for his employer, for whoi he is comoiissroniare. I remonstrate1. with my companion, but lie is of ti English obstinate, and drclares he sris not allow a rounn so beautiful tot come a “lave. he having the intentio to present to her her freedom. F . mc, I do not believe he will so easm leave her. and I fear for his own po -tion at the Embassy, should Miler tf-Karl of Cf—— hear of hi? subordinate * folly He continues to offer largest hi* money against the Austrisn. w..-at the end whispers to us that he bu • for the Cxarowiis. Fatal words I Mi friend dtdures that he will give I * putAri mony for the girl, but th** the Prince shall uevtr succeed • obtain her. Ile rages at this; I* frighten* the Austrian official, he paj lithe money he ha* named and causes I be taken away the girl.” The diary then goes cm to deal with other matters. but we learn farther en that Sn «- [» ^;rj conveyed t* a cottage, on the Therapla side, where she lived, making many English friend* and where, not many years ago, she ended her days. The young English attache, yielding to the ppell of the Albanian beauty, remaining some time in the East. and then, returning to England. rose from one post to another, until he became Ambassador to Constantinople. when the fiery passion of yoLth ha* softened down to an affectionate friendship for the occupant of the cottage among the fig-trees at Therapy But the anger engendered between the young Englishman and the Ru'-iun Prince by the open antagonism d layed by the former in the slave market, and the disappointment of (he latter, deepened into positive hatred. The Englishman being named in after year? for the Embassy to St Peteri-burg. the Prince, who had in the interval become the Czar, refused to receive him, arid in consequence, during along scries of years, the personal quarrel bc-tween the Emperor and the diplomatist wa* fought over the shoulders of the Turk. In every trifling wish, as well in every serious plan bearing upon the { diey of the East, the Czar found the Turk guided by the advice of his Eog-ii*h rival, while the latter succeeded in creating in Europe, aud particularly Is England, a sentiment of jealousy sud distrust toward Russia Fretting undor hi* diplomatic failures, the Clar dcter-srned that by the conquest of Turkey, if no of ht r L.e^ns were sufficient, shcuid his influence a' Constantinople out hit . * th V Pf f ihc man he hated. It it It i to the propos tioas nee Menchik ff. in 1853. KCI* O the Cr rw.l f f, I !b know died ter her b on ti he r one iou? tip toe up* the Kn-i on and inter B ch ll. tin rn: th Ic ms th T I a; name, *ir, i* wife and mother Come iu.” We entered- The room was almost j devoid of fuSAiturc, and barely supplied j with the commonest necessaries of v.x- j istence /Vt one side was a miserable mattress laid on the floor, and stretched upon it was the dying mon. Kneeling by him, her head bowed down to his, her black hair streaming 1 over the tattered patchwork covering, was the young wife weeping bitterly, as she pressed her baby to her bosom. I am not hard-hearted, aud the sight took me back, especially the countc- | nance of the husband, upon which the hue of death already settled. I was following tho (foetor, when, | Zj| v00 „i|| allow me I will see. abruptly, lie leaned forward, then, 1 drawing back placed his hand on mv arm. 44 I thought as much,” he whispered, 44 all is over.” The words were scarcely audible, yet they readied the wifes ears. I shall never forget tho scream she gave. Starting upon her knees, she gazed wildly in the face of tho dead. then shrieked and turned appealingly to the doctor. “ Oh, no I no I not dead. Don’t tell me that Not dead I Oh, Tom, Tom —dear Tom—^peak to me—speak to Lizzie ” cst were threatened. \\ e commend the English Government for their wisdom. Rat Mr S R replied so says the diary—(hat but for England? interference and her victoria? on the Peninsula, Nap »ieon would then I be hoi linj his court in RuS'la, instead I of the allied sovereign* being in Paris; I and added, that but the perfidy cf Ru— * sia, Bonaparte would never have been in a position to threaten Kngiand. The ! Russian replied that tli3 .'•tateuient wa* f a!*e, ai.d the young Englishman had turned in sudden wrath and was about to strike the man who had questioned his work, when the latter, stepping ! back to avoid a blow, proclaimed him I self to be the C’zarowitx The A astr i an Amb is* idor, together with the other I gut st* at once interfered, and the Englishman, bowing to the Russian < Prince, and followed by his friend, whose diary we quote from, left the room. Thus the firwt breach was made I between the future Emperor of all the Russians and the man who in after i I year* was to thwart that Emperor’? I view* and invoke the English sword in I defense of the Turk But such a ! quarrel, us the diary observes, would | have been forgotten in a week had * nothing occurred to intensify the dis^ like on either side It happened, how-i ever, that a sale of slaves wa* to take ! place in the slave market of Constant!. i nopie, then an institution in full vigor, i * and the two young at tacit es from Paris attended it. Our oui respondent gives | the account of what took place alaunt j as the diary tells, save another language . “We passed,” say* the Vicomte, “from ; the narrow street which we had fra I versed through a crowd most den«e j who permitted itself ortny remarks, to us not complimentary, into nu open I square in which the sale, culpable aud ! inhuman, though absorbing to our cu- ! | nosily, was to take plaee. Here there r < I the squabble about the holy pieces, eventuating in in War, the lait of Sevasto-ath of the Czar. and the re-c riihg f ihe final triumph of the attache. Curiously enough, the Albanian girl, thin an old lady well Engl Cs travelers in the East e day on which the ponce af-i Bi can War wa? signed, an"? r rests by the water? of the us id a Limb surmounted by a there by the directions of r f* rm- r liberator and lover. Ona i.d of this stc bn love remains alive. e wa* m AF. > r in the Turkish Conge nt in the Grimes, and now com-ind? an Albanian e »rps operating on a Brins against the Russian General b m .) If. The now vetersn diplo-' Hist Bio vex no more on the scene, but e sentiment of (’♦•nservntire English statesmen towards Russia and her tiew3 in Eastern Europe was, if net created by Lim. at least so long and carefully f *tered that the attitude assumed by Europe at the present moment, an attitude that poses these two great European rivaL on the brink of war, is the natural and inevitable result of the Englishman’* labor, and the outcome of his fan^y for the pretty Albanian girl. Keep Straight Ahead. Pay no attention to slanders and gossip mongers. Keep straight on your coarse, addict your backbiter* die the death of neglect. What is the use cf lying awake nights, brooding over the remarks of pome false friend, that runs throng your brain like lightning? YA hat is the use of petting iotoa worry and fYet over gossip that has bein 'et af! at to your disadvantage, by some meddles 'me busybody who has more time th •iii character? The things cannot possibly injtire you unless you take notice of them; if what is said about you is true set youisrlf right; if it be false let it go for what it will fetch. If a bee stings you, would you go to th* hive to destroy it T Would not a tbou-9 Jt s wisdom to injuries you have received. s »nd come upon von ? It say little respecting the A good wife is the b!c**ing. greatest earthlv Lindsey, and I am the only prof‘es>ional I wcre numerous groups of persons, mal* Dr. YN*ung sayv roan and wife are like soul and body, always at variance yet loth to part. A man w l»i> lias been at a crowded ball said he wa* fond of ring* on hi* fingers, but lie didn’t admire bells on his toes. Mr. Simmis say* if it wasn't for the hole iii the hoop you eouldn t put it on the barrel, and the barrel would burst. The first thing that man UL** to in life is milk, and the last thing hi# bier. man in this house—nay, in this htreet. There must be a mistake.” t; Impossible .’ ” I cried, here is his card.” 44 Humph ! I have never heard the j name in the neighborhood,” he re-! marked, perusing it. •“ Wait a moment I Taking down one or two thick vol limes from Hie bookshelves, he ran over * lists under the initial A. • No,” he said. 44 As I thought— ■    1    r | his name is not here I fear the title j of 4 doctor ’ mu*1 be assumed, as he is I not a certificated medical man/’ | I then told my story. I 4‘ Sir,” remarked Dr. Lindsey, unable to puppress a smile ; 44 I fancy you have not only been duped by a dying man, but also by hi* medical attendant/* And so it proved. The whole had been a clever trick — from the widow to the d >cLsr and par i?b funeui. and female, about to be sold to best ad-j vantage There arc many groups of See sir. * a,**n- inhabitant* of Turkish prov-! inces, and negroes from part* of Africa we kuow not which. Some also there were whose nationality did not reveal itself, but who showed to the 'peetator much signs of misery. We passed by these, bestowing on them which was of good all we could make for them, and pushed ourselves through the crowd that as-| *ctabled itself more and more to the place where they put to sell the wo-• men. To every group of Women were I man*’ persons who made to understand , that they wished to buy ; but greater : than other groups was one gathered itself around a young woman, half nude, of fair skin and complexion, who strove to shrink from the eve* of the people surrounding to hide within herself her shame, and who rev!1* dc»1r*%! of un or at LL The man who was always splitting with laughter hatf been recommended I to try an are. j Boarding-school miss:    44 O’, Charge, | I expect to graduate next eonimeice-uient ” “Graduate! what in? ‘‘Why, in white muslin.” *• Honesty isr the best policy,” said Griggs, the grocer,44 but it keeps a man shocking poor,” and he Wetted-the sugar without sandiug it. Said Jones, sweepingly, 41 When yon are in Runic, do as the Romans do;” and Johnson replied, 4* When you arj in gin, do aa the Injuns do.” A western clergyman having announced from the pulpit that he had seen t pack of cards and a backgamon board in the parlor of a member of bi* church, several pious men hastened was a1*; home to *c dd their wires for tiwir cire* pri '* ;