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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - March 22, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota "SRT OrSCIBKS—-*r*w ■a? x-xx3 FREEBORN IIOLXTY STAM)AR1). PCBLiSHKU CV KUY I ii U a-* I) A T Terms, IVr Year, In AUY.nee. £2©0j RACKS OF A UVE tit I .**1X0. I w I 2 VV- I 4 w IU 6 III I y VOLUME 17. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THTJRSDAY, MARCH 22, 1877. moh inch inch1 2.50 VSI 1.(0, men s inch I col j col i col ’l 4.001 4 50 1.501 2 50 2.50 3.50; 3.50, 5 00 1. oO| 5.501 4.50 S 6.00 7.oo 6.00 10.00 8.50}13.50 0.00 16.50 Ana 5.50; 10.0.»| 16.00120 OO Photographs. VIZ OO 18.00 25.00 .25 7.OO; I 4.00 22.00 30 OO 6 50! 8.5 ), 12.00 22.00(30.00 -50.00 10.0 ) 13.0J 18.00 30.0 > 50 OO 00.00 I 8f55 1S77 HEAL ESTATE AGENCY. POETBT. BETTER IN THE MORNING. OFFICERS OF FREEBORN COUNTY Cow.iTY Commissioners: Jarm*3 Thoreson. Vi. VV. Johnson. J M. Geissler. VV in N. Gozlee. Ole Hanson. Ta e usurer—Charles Kin el son. Aouitor—8. Batchelder Kroister of Dekds—August Peterson. County Attorkey—John A. Lovely. Shbriyf—T. J. Sheehan. Deputy Sushiff—Jacob Larson. Clerk of Court— V VV. White. Probate Ji oqe—Gilbert Gulbran lson. School Sopkrintkmoknt—ll Thurston. County Suhnkyoh— VV’in. G. Kellar. Coroner—J Froahaug. Court Com Mission eh—ll. IV Spicer. S. S. EDWARDS H O TO GRPE H E DES Broadway, opposite Postoffice, i WI have for sale, ands and farina in I everytown in this county. TERMS to suit everybody, i LOW pricos. lon^ tim*, aud a low rate •f interest. IF yon das're to buy a farm, call on us. You can’t help the baby, parson, But still I want ye to go Down aud look in upon her, cabin again. Did he take her fur a common household drudge, or a low born field hand ? She thanked God she had too rnucti spirit left yet to put her* self under any body’s feet. He hadn’t far to go to find scores of drudges and An’ read an’ pray, you kno'„.    ,    . Only last week she was skippin* ’round diggers, out he might go further before A pullin’ my whiskers ’n' hair, A climbin’ up the table Into her little bigh-chair. ALBERT LEA MINN. Bankers. II. D. Brow*. D. U. P. IIiBBrt. IF you have a farm or lands to sell, call am us.    ^ OCR facilities for buying and selling lands, examining and perfecting titles, are • arquated, as we have ABSTRACTS, TRANSFERS, and PLATS of every piece af land in this county. Stacy X Tyver, Albert Lea, Minn. April 55, 1876. The first night that she took it, When her little cheeks grew red, When she kissed good night to papa, And went away to bed— Sex she, “ ’Tis head ache, papa, Be better in mornin'-—bye Au' somethin' in how she said it Jest made me want to cry. H. D. BROWN & CO.’S JDEKTTISTHX, DR. A. II. STREET, ULI albert lea, MINNESOTA Boots and Shoes. THOMPSON A TILTON Have just opened a new Boot & Shoe Shop. WILL CONSTANTLY KEEP ON HAND A FULL LINE OF But the rnomin* brought the fever, Au’ her little hands were hot, An’ the pretty red uv her little cheeks Grew info a crimson spot. But she laid there jest ex patient Ex ever a woman could, Takin' what eve* we give her Better'n a grown wotnau would. A OENERAL BANKING OFFICE, OVER THE DRUG STORE, South of Post Office, Albert Lea. Minnesota. BUSINESS TRANSACTED. OR. DE M. CRANDALL, ID H3 IST TIS T. Office over Wedge ic Wulfsberg’s store, Broad a av, Albert Lea H. D. BROWN A CO. BANKERS. Custom IM ade Goods, all of which will be sold cheap. LADIES’ AND GENTS’ FINE GOODS A SPECIALTY. GOOD FITS GUAR-ANTED, AND ALL WORK WAR RANTS X> REFERENCES: Repairing done on ahort notice, and everything according to contract. GIVE THEM A CALL. I Broadway, one door north of the Webber i 7if    House, Albert Lea Minn. The days are terrible long an slow, An* she’s grow in’ wus in each ; An’ now she s jest a slippin’ Clear away out ut our reach. Evry night when I kiss her, Tryin* hard not to cry, She says in a way that kills me,— *• Be better in cornin’—bye,” he know a lady when be Maw lier. It might have heeu the afternoon after chi* good man’s visit that the wid-j ow sat idly brooding at her cabin door. lier eyes had a wandering far-away look, and ber face was keener and Limier than ever. .Beyond the bluff which sheltered her cabin, stretched a far line ! of sea coast, the white sand gleaming ; silvery in the sun. Far off a group ot j bathers, in bright dresses, frolicked be-I tween shore aud water. They came from the great hotel down beyond; abe could almost catch the sound of their voices as she sat slowly rocking in her doorway. It was a quiet afternoon,the uir was soft and .soothing, aud the wid-I ow’s heart, so full of bitterness, felt it-; self sweeten aud soften in the stillness This part of the shore, sheltered by its - i overhanging rock, was seldom dis turbed by intruders, but presently the watcher s eye caught sight of a young j j girl splashing and frolicking in the wa fire behind her, and the kittle boiling cheerily She noded to him familiarly i Tom thought he must be dreaming. “Tom and I are acquainted," she said. “Are you?" responded the astonished widow. •‘Yes," said the girl. “I've witched j Tom many a lime walking along the shore in his red shirt, and one he took father and me out rowing, lorn, your mother saved my life. “Saved your life," echoed Tom, who ; never in all his life had heard of his I mother's doing anything Lef*>re. Tom. stupid and staring, was burre d off in search of the missing garments And, meanwhile his mother betook her self to make a cup of tea for her pro lege. It was wonderful how a little warmth of human feeling had aroused this woman to life arid activity again Wheu Tom returned, ladened with various articles of apparel, the two were quietly sipping their tea together at the ' old round table. Ho did not letum alone, however. I Following him came a tall grav-headed I gentleman “Here’s father I" cried the girl springing forwarded “Oh, 4ather this Ewty rigs, and flow They Were THI. Cor. National Live Stock Journal. I sold, on Friday, dam I ©ST J877, nine pig* that were just Sever* months and three day a old, which weighed 2,730 poufed*—aa average of 303$ I pounds cacti. Believing ihat rh order -----  -    5 to have the statement of heavy porkers that appear in your dour trad from time VTTT A It TD T^T>    IO    10 ti cue *>f practical value, there should G    O L Ii    I    rZ    be at least a brief eterne ft t of the kind : of breed, feed, and ma Mitt of feeding; '    attached thereto. I fhali endeavor to ‘    give the facts in the esse These pigs (    were pure Poland China*; Were far* ( rowed the 9th of June, ati Bt (hue when clover and other grasses had got s good self into the arms of the watcher a cry of joy. with Oh, mother,’' she exclaimed, half sobbing, half laughing, “oh. mother, j start, to which my sows had free access. don’t you know Ute ? V\ hy, I’m Tom • j jLia kept their bowels in proper coodi-wtfe. aud I ve brought the captain with I ti0I1 ancj greatly increased the flaw of me “ Mother," laid Captain Tom, that ' night, “ You’ve seen better days, perhaps hut I never have " *• For didn’t I tell you." said Mrs. Tom archly, “ that I wa» in love with T'*tn ? And father owns his ship, you I know. And we're going to take you away to where we found our better da vs ” ter just beyond the rocks It was a j good lady has saved my life She can’t get thro Hie night, parson, So I want ye to -°ine and pray, Aud talk with mother a little— You ll know jest what to say— Not that the baby needs it. Nor that we make any complaint That God seen s to think he’s needin' The smile ut the little saint. Physicians. NI. MD OD GE, NI. Dm ca 35 C up SU irs over the P.. st let Nat. Bank, Au.tin. tat Nat. Bank, St. Tsui. Sd Nat. Bauk. Chicago. Ath Nat. Bauk, New York. 34tf PHYSICIAN I SIMEON. IHE F8EEB0BS (WTI BUE. Boot & Shoe Store. I walked along with the Gnrporal To the door of his humble home, To which the silent messenger Before me had also rome ; And if he had been a little prince, I would not have been honored more Than I was with hi* heartfelt welcome To his lowly cottage door Office and Residence OSoe. Tho*. II. ARMSTRONG, Banker. o. F. (k IV. L >Tel«on ALBERT LEA, ----- MINN. ALBERT LEA. • - - MINN. lave Jast received aud will keep in s'.uck the largest aseortaient of Nieht falls arain ;n the cottage : They move in allene* and dread Around the room where the baby Lie* nsntintr upon the bed “Does baby know pans. darling?” And she mnves tier little fa^e With answer that shows «he knows him: But scarce a visible trace I) C IUow land AI, I> ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON TWIN LAKH CITY, MINN., Will treat all diseases to which mankind is subject, to the best of his ability. Dr. Rowland bib made a specialty of diseases of Women and Children, and chronic diseases of long standing. By long experience aud strict attention to his profession, heir confident of treating all curable diseases with success. Obstetrical cases treated with care and success. Consult ion it tree, lo Bray inn cs. A. II. SQUIER. CITY EXPRESS A DRAY LINE. Deals in HARD and SOFT COAL. Also Seasoned Wood. Boots & Shoes of all kinds To be found in town. CUSTOM MADE WORK, Orders left on the slate at lincoln Bros, attended to at once Four or five workmen will be aanatantly •■played.and order* for New Goo ie ar for j Of her wonderful infantile beauty Remains na it wn« before The tinmen silent me*«ertger Had waited at the door. • •papa—ki*"—baby; —I*—no—tired Tile man bows low hi-* face. And two swollen hand* are lifted In babv’a last embrace. Lawyers A* Jons A. Lovely. LOVELY intnd •!gents. James H. Parker & PASKER, • nunnery. MRS. C. S.. WARREN ••pairs will be filled, cheap and on the shortest notice Broadway wast side. Albert Lei 5*f    GIVE    THEM    A    CALL. Minn. And into her father*? griit’ed beard The little red finders cling. While her hu*kv »hi«p»-r*il tenderness Tears from a ro-k would wring, “Rnbv—is— so —sick—papa — But—don't—want—you—to—cry;” ATTOUNKY Vt 1.AAV Office ir Hewitt’s Block, up stairs 1st door. ALBERT LEA, -    -    - ..    - MIN Milliner & Dressmaker, The little hun la fall on the coverlet OLE TANG, Raker and Repairer of 'Be—better—in—mornin—bv el [Successor to Mrs. C F. 55 alter,] E. O. STACY. ■V. M. TYRER. STACY & TYRER, ttorneys at Law. Notaries Public, Real ' Estate and Collecting Agents. GOSNEY ANTING all kinds adcttiately done, acknowledg- j meats taken oaths administered. &c.    ; Taxes paid, Titles investigated. Lands , bought au l sold. Particular attent ion •    j paid to collect ion. Corner Clark aud Newton Sis., Albert Lea i Boots & Shoes. 55’ill open a fine new mock of Millinery and Fancy Goods, Ties. Cuffs, Collars, &c. A full line of Worsteds, Lamars Patterns, Ac., Ac. • hop on Clark street, north and site et 5Vedge A Spicer’s Drug store. And nieht around baby i* falling. Settling down dark and dens* ; Dors God nerd their darling in heaven That he must <*arrv her hance ? I prayed, with lear? in my voice, Aa tile Corporal solemnly knelt With such grief a? never befire His great warm hca’l bad felt. oppo- Doing over Felt hats a specialty Fashionable Dreas-Making done very best manner. in c he FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN are employed. HEMAN BLACKMER, Xj A-WYEB. IL, A N I) FOR S A JL F ! J LAE KT LEA, -    -    -    -    MINN. Four doors south of the People's Store. Apprentice Girls wanted, vollfino 141F Repairing done to order, cheap and on shert notice. Gi*e him a call 87tf    Albert    Lea,    Minn. Oh I frivolous men and women '. Do you know that around you, nigh— Alike from the humble and haughty G»*eth up evermore theory : “My child, my precious, my darling, How can I let you die?** Oh I hear ye the white lips whisper — * Fie—better—in—mornin'—bye I” and pretty sight. the rounded arms, tho I curving shoulders, the swaying, float- . mg figure. And perhaps the old wo-• mao recalled with a sigh the time wheu s che ways young and blithe too, aud had i aa cheery a voice as that with which the fair swimmer hailed her compaa* 1 ions in the distance. ( Gazing absently od the smiling scene. a reverie fell upon her, and when she ; looked again, the young water-nymph I had disappeared. She had probably swam ash ,re behind the rocks The widow turned away and hugged her 1 thin shawl over her shoulder**, and thought that the sea wind was chilly I Hark I What was that ? Surely she I heard a cry No merry shout or hng-( mg laugh this ; it might be the cry ot a w«i<i bird ou its way tJ its mate. She could t have got beyond her depth, that young creature, surely ? Hut I** I what of it if .-he had ? Hying young, a body gets quit of a deal of (rouble. Aud — Yrs, surely, that was a •cream. The widow looked sharply out Would Tom ever come? The tide was ri.-iug, and—something certainly w s the matter. She called, slit beckon* d fraut icaiiy to the bathers beyond j they seemed both blind and deaf ■ Not one. not one suul at hand, and that young thing in peril of lite ! A* ii.mute she stood still, listening—a feeble old woman, with a haggard, scared face, to whom no out would have dreamed of looking fur help “ I can l stand this," she said “ Seems I might pull out that old scow myself. Sum I" she screamed, a yell that held the conlrated energy for ten years Hut no Toro appeal ce. And it was the widow herself, with those withered oln hrnds that ewlvned the minister s kitchen work —it was the widow herself, who straining, tagging, aud with her gray hair fluttering in the wind, unloosened th* old dugout trim its moorings, and trembling, unskillful, armed with a rude paddle,want Lady! The widow Minion wanted to kiss the beautiful rosy lips that pronounced those words “ Well, my dear." said the old gentleman. g »od humorediy, pinching the plump cheek, ‘ she has done it very th oroughly V<*u certainly don’t look verv near death just now.” Whereat the story, with due ealar^-ment and variation, was told him with a pretty pout. The father smiled, but also he furtively wiped away » tear. •‘Well, madam,” Slid he courteous!v, “accept my cordial thank* for looking after my little aud c»p Belle She’s u.y only child, you see, and as full of pranks aa any doxen " Belle playfully put her hand over his mouth “I won’t have my character traduced where they have b*en so good to me," she cried “And. oh ‘-ther isn t this a beautiful rJace— f*b -* tS |jle \*ater! J mean to Oar Fatare Stock Interest*, ffcstern Stuck Journal With such a prospect for the future, and so wide a country naturally adapt-ad to the growing of stock, the agriculturists of the West have every reason to be of good cheer, and exert i treater energy in improving their so ck It requires rich land to produce good stock, und there is no portion of the earth's surface of equal tcrritoriol lim it’s that can surpass our citern State* in per centage of richness of soil and tillable land—but it will require care of its cultivators to retain its fertility. Agricultural history ha* proven that in Counties where tile grazing aud feeding ut #’ock was made the leading business of farmers that the fertility of the soil aud the financial condition of the inhabitants constantly improved, and on the other hand where the growing of grain and the shipping of the same to distant markets, was the chief custom, the Kill deteriorated in fertility and the people made It Ss progress sociably and fin ancially. We already sue the baneful effect* cf that practice in u any portions of (he earlier j-eltlcd parts of our western prairies. Where bot a quarter of a ceo- milk. They also had [after the pig* were from a week to ten days old) all the dry corn they would eat ap cleaa twLc a day, and a* much good, clean, cold water as they could drink. Thia the sows had and no more. The pig* were weaned at twelve weeks old As soon as they would eat I commenced feeding (hem soaked corn rn a shallow trough, placed where (he sows could not get to it. Tin* wa* kept up until my new corn got quite hard, after which I fed them new corn enough to keep them growing nicely until the 26tb of November, when I chut them up in a close pen, provided with a good, warm, dry nest, and a small feeding floor. I fed them all the corn they would eat twice a d »y, and as much warm drink as they wanted They were kept in this pen until oiarketed I am sati?6td that they could have been made to weigh considerably over 400 pound* each at ten months. I made that lot of pigs pay me about ?1 per bushel for the corn I led to them, and to the sow while she suckled them. I also proved to some of my old fogy neighbors that it wilt pay to feed well-bred pigs for the market, aud feed tiuvi well. fury we Lad on’y to plow and plant with a certainty cf a luxuriant harvest. we now often plant in hope aud har-I ‘] md J tov airt idly WM J shaki*g will have u over- ai such a view of colate duwii bete every d; sketching “I rn afraid.” said the hit head, 4 thai thi- go .d I: cause to wish she had thro board. * “Oh, no, father ; she likes me, I like her. And I ve fallen iii with Tom long ago, you know ’ Tom blushed painfully Something s'nnge and mw had ?tirred Ii.a mind Com pli merits aid not sweeten bis thought a* they did tis mother’s. I r Tom had n* ver seen better days. an J b< ,^Kv»intalent. We thought our soil inexhaustible, and that year after year we comd continue to rob it and ship away its treasure* to Litten the lands of other countries. Blighted lo pes. a ieduced a-ii and empty pockets are the fruits of th «*e who have pre* ated in such a system of farming 5V hy tills retrograding practice is fol lowed when rn soil and c< the word O' wt >en have every ad vat tag* and love -an J the markets of us at prices that •r grazing and feeding of stock felt as if he was being made j*.*st A w young ; cabin. w of h th ca pi“»‘d. during ;ir! stroll d aim st daily ta the IV hen she was there, T^m sel dom entered the house, lit had grown shy and sulky ; he sat on the shore, disrk'y brooding, or went off silently to his fishing. On norti ig B< and departed. Belle kifsed cheek of her friend, and For when mention had ar father ti e withered that wu<* all been made of reo the u. st profitable to the farmer and the farm—when we have hundreds of agricultural papers throughout the country laboring to convince our agriculturists of that fact is almost beyond of Luttam c tuiprehcnsh n. Truly there are noue so blind a* ti.ay w» w>>n t see, or so deaf a* tlfev won t hear. ere seems lo be n *    for    this et of our true interests There an abundance of breeder* of the us kinds of im proved stock in our country, and the coal of the sam* are within paying prices ot the cuuiuivo irater. VV irn.u a few years much pro-n made by leading farmers Mortgage Foredo*trfe Act. From the Faribault Democrat. The late Legislature, which was so solicitous for the welfare of poor men who have to borrow musey, that it passed a usury law. also passed a bill repealing the Jaw providing for the foreclosure of morgages by advertising, making it necessary to depend wholly ispou the so-called chancery system or decree cf the District Court This latter system costs three to four times aa much as the former and causes a long ani vexatious delay ; as each foreclosure involves a full-blown law suit. It will be nice for the lawyers, however. By this method of foreclosing, lawyera have to be employed, the Sheriff’* fee* are increased from S3 to SIS, and fees made bv the Clerk of the Court The beat lawyer- of the city inform us that the ex pen so i- so great that small mortgages are uot worth fi*recloaing and consequently loaning money in small sum* is “ played out." This is another wf Donnelly » pour man a plasters. From the Pioctsr Press. The new law in reference to the foreloanro of mortgages does not ineet :th much favor where its provisions un1 rrstf-od The prim Ajee. the w I neg! are y arf helping her substantially, the widow ( spinning out dizzily over the water. It ( had drawn herself sharply up, ail the JOHN ANDERSON, ATTORNKY A.T VIV WELL TRIMMED HATS FOR AND NOTARY PURI JC OHI ce over Wedge iX Spicers Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, MINN. ONE DOLLAR Hotels. HALL HOUSE AT F. IA LL, Albert Lea, r roprietor. - - M nr.. HRS. JOHN STAGE’S MILLINERY STORE! ALBERT LEA, MINN. •Heat Markets. A. II. M MILLUS HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET ! leaked, the old scow it scorned the broken paddle and the heavy oars, but finally it came drifting out blindly and dizzily to the object of her search A pluuip hand with a glittering ring upon it, clutched the edge of tho boat, vtry nearly oversetting it. A young. eager face, with streaming hair, looked up from the water, and gasping, shud- wboliy Was halt-diowned, and Oi East side Broadway, firet door south of THE PEOPLE’S STORE. SEEING BETTER DAYS. The widow Minton hail seen better days Il“W far back it wasn’t exactly certified ; but she had been them. Bet- deriug, ter days hung inouldily about her, like ) scared, the young water-nymph the defaced shred* of antiquated em- presently aboard the old craft broidery The sturdy gossips of the sea side village, who went out with their skirt! tucked up aud their bear, brown arms re~dy and able for any work, looked askance at tne widow Minton, with her pitiful meagerness of aspect, her flickering black eye and a trailing old gown J KULOW ct NARVESON, Albert Lea, Minnesota. TiRALKUS is HIGHEST PRICE VAID FOR HUMAN HAIK, and Gents’ Chains from name made to order. Also Ladies’ Switches, ani all other work in that line. FOB j They nudged each other and said, “Bet-I ter days—Lord save us !" 13ut the widow did not trouble the j neighbors much, nor they her. A body nvrvi'v'n Cl ATTCJP APTTftTT f whocoutdn’t do hearts one hand's JjiliiiJulW wa I iwi Xiv A Iv ii • , stirring was b» st left alone to her brood- W IT H INCREASED FACILITIES DOING BUSINESS, HE PROPOSES TO GIVE Ob, how frightened I was I" cried. “ I felt sure I was looting all my strength, and would go to the bot tom OU, you good soul soul ! how ever did you get to me iu this water-logged craft ?" “ It has seen its best days eel tain," said the widow, tugging at the oars “ You don’t look able for such work,” said the girl. “ I have seen better days," was the quiet answer. Aud then—oh, sufficient reward for all ber efforts!—this real lady, this ady shining iu her eye “I may have seen my best days,"she said, “but I haveu t come down to that yet. And if I needed any reward, I ve had it now,*' she added, a* she Lit the soft blood mantling in the check that Belle had kissed Long after the two had left, Tom went about with a cloud on his face, and in his ears were ring ing those mocking words, “I’m in love with Tom " A disgust for his fishing life, for himself, and for all the miser, she ■ able surroundings of poverty, filled the lad’s heart with an unwanton bitterness “Mother.’’ said he-one day as Le sat you dear darkly brooding over the hearth, “ you said you w«s a born lady ; why did’ot you make a gentleman of me?" grubs has been made by Ii in all parts of the country, which hat rtBulled in eve;y case in great success, but sui! rn vast majority have so far done almost nothing in that direction It is uot necessary longer to argue that the better the quality of stock the more profit there is to tile producer. That tact is patent to every person of reason mg faculties At the present time, when our eastern people are taiiiy groaning under the pressure of hard times, and busi ness throughout the whole country in a 'i - lions urged by the State pres.-* i» increased cest; but there is another objection of greater weight It restricts tr.e loaning of money on bond and mort-gage, especially for small amounts, by making the collections subject to lawsuits. not at the instant of the mortgagor, whose rights were amply protected under the old law. btu eyer? case, ewn where t1 ere is no contest whatever Tftere are not mary men who will be wUiiag to lend one, two or three hundred dollars, with the certainty of being forced into the courts whenever there is default in payment. The new law, like u?*ury laws, and other legiala-tion intended for the special benefit of the borrower, in its practical work np will be detrimental to the interests of that dabs by increasing the difficulties of obtaining money, and it will not be surprising if the “granger*" clamer for its repeal ms soon aa they have had opportunities of testing its operation. .anguid state, the stock interest of the West in its present undeveloped condition is in a great measure keeping the area led bpectre from our doors When the time comes that improved stock is the rule and not the exctptiou on our wester!, farms—when we feed at home the produce of the land and in turn feed the farm, then will the rich I “I hadn t ar.y money left when you ; nes? of our western country be realized came," said the widow briefly. ‘•Then it’? money that makes people and our people really prosperous. , gentlemen ?" “ I don’t know tied f They sooicho One day Tom came home and told her he was goins iu ««a There had been enoa:;h t„ be charitable Diiv Goods terecia anderson, IFASIIIOABLE CLO \K::DHESS-M.\KEH H ATB & CAPS, (’ROCKERY & GLASSAY.5RE, STONE & 5Y<(ODENWARE, GROCERIES, Over W(Jp & Spioer s Drug Store, ALBHKT LEA, -    Minn. a . J. BALCH, SPICES, SARDINES, CONFECTIONERY, Tobacco, And in fact everything usually kept in a country stor**. We keep constantly en hand a first class variety of Having rented the fine shop. tormsrly used hy A. Brown, is now prepared to do all kinds of repairing, particularly in the line of THAN EVER BEFORE. •ire ash paid for Hides, Tallow, Ac. ; ing. and the widow's smoky little cabin, • fair young girl with the aoft hands and a man down looking for hands, and he I ! solitary apart on the sca-sliore, was left j the pretty bathing dress, actually re- ' had taken Tots gladly, for Ae. I pretty much to herself and the boy I Tom TRY HIM piled, “I thought so. “ Here, give me an oar,’ Tom was a sturdy, brown-fuced lad, still panting “ But, my she added dear soul. who picked up a living by doing odd we'il never be able to row down to that jobs for thu boatmen, and now and then point, where I left my clothes, and I taking a day for fishing Tom had pro- j can't walk to the hotel ; I’m awfully bably never seen better days The I widow shook her head over bim—so • stupidly content, poor Tom ! so beam- MEA T    MARKET\'n-’ and l-’ood natured over burliness I tired Can’t you put me ashore at your place, and send word for me down yonder?" The little dark cabin on the shore Wagons, Sleighs, Bobs etc. WILLIAM TUNELL Aftia calls attention to his FINE MEAT MARKET, Whtr# can be found at all times, cuts of choice O 3C:C3r .£k. IFS. SSS, voll6n474it I JOHN RI. MARTY, iii RIE YOH WD CIVIL EXGIXEER, ALBERT LEA, MINN. Lenvo orders with Stacy A Tyrer. For Sale. SIXTY ACRES of good farming lands, 25 acre? of which are improved, in tile town of Albert Lea, only four miles from the village, and b**?» ut it oily situated near the lake. Will be sold oilcup, and on terms to suit purchaser. Call nu or address JOHN ANDERSON, Office over 5Y«dgc & Wulf’aburg’s store. * 55’ood-work on plows, also painting Done to Order I Everything cheap and on short notice. Give Him a $16 per Acre ImprovedFarm Beef, Borh", Mutton, Sausage, Sfc. Also FISH, POULTRY, and XVI LD GAME in their season BROAD5VAY, near Armstrong’s Bank-ALBERT LEA. -    MINN. HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE, in the village of Albert Lei. A beautiful location, an I a good and convenient dwelling, will be said cheap. Oft'-* JOHN ANDERSON; Wed-? 9 Wutffcbuug’s fttoi • For Sale. Fine farm of 160 acres ; IOO icres 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 IOO yards from the door. Albert Lea in full view, 24 miles distant, wIi we everything that heart can wish is for sale, ereept »r hi sky. WEDGE A HIBBS, Agents, Albert Lea, Minn. March 22. 1878. IL’ Albeit Lee, Mian.    Xtf S. M R. Ii. LANDS. These valuable lands which remain unsold, in Freeborn County, are still offered at low prices, aud on easy terms. Now is the Time to secure Them. - Inquire of the undersigned, to who also all moneys due the Trustees on Lan Mortgages should be paid. No extensions of payments where taxes are not paid.    M. CONANT, Agt. of Trustees, Lacrosse. Wig. Drag For Sale.—A good second hand drag for Bile cheap. Apply at aud hopeiesboesa A tail, well-grown fellow, with bare feet, a torn straw hat. and a red shirt. Tom took the world easily, looking with reverent tyes on his mother’s bygone gentility, but by no means seeming to covert it for himself. The widow deemed it due to her pant respectability to be seen at church of a Sunday evening, and you could see the two walking at twilight along the sar-ds together, she with her clean pocket-hundkerehiet folded ever her Id hymn book and a certain doubtful hesitancy of gait, as if heaven itself might be looking down critically on her shabby, black gown aud rusty bonnet. As for Tom, patient Tom, he went plodding slowly alter, her, with his smiling face, whistling as he went. Always patient, always plodding, poor Tom I Fat’eutly falling asleep during the sermon, and patiently listening open-mouthed to the dosing hymn, his careless, bright face, contrasting so oddly with his mother’s querulous and rear-worn visage, won for him the sobriquet of widow Minton’s rainbow. The minister of the parish, mistaken soul, deemed it incumbent to make a call on the widow; and, on charity, bent, it is said he unwarily offered to employ her services in his household for a season. He deemed it his duty to rouse the old woman to activity. He did rouse her ; and it is averred that Ve never found rime la vail at the iadly, for Tom was a handy fellow at almost any kind of sea craft, and would soon make a good sea man. “ And you must hide here patiently until I come back, mother : for if there Sure to produce short crop»-~the barber s shears. The roll of honor—a big foil of money, as the world goes. A rood action .a never thrown away, and thai is why so few of them are seen lying an und loose The uew church property tax law of Maine exempts from taxation church property worth not more than 65,000. Germany, twelve years ago, had no Sunday school* Now it has over 1.200 containing mere than 80,000 scholars. “ Remember," said a trading Quaker to his son, “ in making thy way in the I ... i c    t    •    t    .    ii    world,    a spoonful of oil will go further Little drops of ram brighten m^ad- ,    »•    »    6 _ j ,     ,    j * 1Y_- _    tnan a quart or vinegar “ V hat is a conscience ? " asked a schoolmaster of his class 1 An inward monitor," replied a bright hale fellow > 44 And what's a monitor ? ”    “    One    of the ironclads." Diamond Pointed. said the widow,pox- j The best of prophets of the future is mostly have it ” the past. He hath riches sufficient, who hath ows, and little acts of kindness brigtUeo the world. As riches and favor forsake a man, we find him to be a fool ; but nobody could find it out in his prosperity. are better days any whore I shall bring I He that is wed employed while the ,    .»    .t,.    v.,t,    .    a    v,    .k    ,    , «    .....    »    -    ....    *l.,    wilt    I    IIe    that    halh    »    hath    an    “tate; ’em back with Die. be sure Alter that the sea looked bluer and colder than ever, and the solitary woman lived a sort of a hermit’s life No brightened up with an un wonted lustre cheery voice of a gossiping neighbor as the widow sheltered her young charge and changed her wet garments for some of her own. “ If my Tom would only come, I d send him for your things." “ Oh, no matter I Til wrap your I shawl about me and walk down myself after I’ve rested a bit I’m not hurt. you kuow, only scared    Dear me, how I was scared ! My old nurse used to teach mu not to scream ; but if I hadn’t screamed where should I have been now, I wonder V* Mrs. Minton would gladly have parted with the last shred#she possessed and gone shivering the rest of her days to see her worn-out gown donned so handsomely by the bright lassie. “ They have seen better days, the clothes, miss. and I II not deny that they’ve been in good company in aheir time: but they’re not fit for a lady now." Her companion laughed, a pretty, mischievous laugh.    She read the weakness of her rescuer and treated it tenderly. “Whatever a lady has worn is fit for a lady to wear." she said, and forthwith wrapped herself, smiling, in the old gray shawl, At that niomemt Tom, with his red shirt gleaming in the setting, and a string of fish on his shoulder, stood in the doorway. s He stopped when he saw the guest standing tipoo the hewthfioR*. s bright lightened the dreary cabin, uo children prattled about her; and only Belle the blithe-hearted lassie, seemed to re member to cheer her with a letter now und then. Belle was away now visiting some distant friends, but in her kind heart she kept a corner, it seemed, for the poor old woman who bad saved her \ life. i sun is in the sky, will most likely sleep soundly when the stars are s above him. To doubt an honest child is to do what you can to make a liar of him ; j and to believe a liar, if he is not alto-! guttier shameless, is to shame him. A year’s pers'stent struggle for a I living would make a rich man with brains richer than he can ever be with- j out such aa experience. .7 F and he that hath a calling, hath aplace iU "b of r.r,»fit an/1 knf»,.r    & plowman OD bIS of profit and honor. I legs is higher than a gentleman on bis j knees. I The Egyptians have conceived a national motto—** It is Fgypt wherever | the Nile fLws "—which promises to be * ; us talismanie as the German affection for the Hhi ne. The martyrs of viee far exceed th* | martyrs of virtue, both in endurance and in number. So blinded are we by to be Three years--- four —passed away, and daily of a summer afternoon you miiiht have seen the widow sitting in her door-way, eager and hollow-eyed, looking out for some possible ship that might be Tom s. Tom was not a good correspondent, but occasionally up at the little postoffice a wandering epistle wailed her trembling hand. She was growing very old and feeble ; hut was getting up in the world. Tom wa* first mate of his ship. Tom was a snece-s. Tom was h gentleman, and, oh, above all things, Tom w is coming home. True, we may be fascinated by a dark, J lustrous, and beautiful cjre. the crim.on    our    p,Jh.t    we suffer more I blu»h OI a cheek, a graceful sjmnietri. ; danjned tban    t0    be    ,aied cal form ; but, atter all, the inquiry should be, Is there a soul within ? In Beecher says he takes more comfort . i *    ••    „    '    in    one    sermon    than    a    dozen    lectures, there elevation of thought, generous j    * Not every one watches in vain. principles, noble purposes, a cultivated intellect ? fie is good that docs good to others i lf he suffers for the good he does, be is • better still; and if he suffers for them to whom he did good, he has arrived to | that height of goodness that nothing j but at* increase of his sufferings can add to it; if it proves his death, his virtue ; is ut its summit; it is heroism com- I plete. Carry the radiance of your soul iu your lace Let the world have the I though we may not always bo looking ‘ full benefit of it. Let your in the right direction. It was so with the widow. As shj sat one day with cheerfulness be felt for good wherever you are, and let your smiles be scattered streaming eyes, gazing on far-off sun-I like sunbeams “on the just as well as «•.    •    rn    '■    .    A    I    1    I    •    .ll    ti    I    J'    !    _     -ii lit sails, and seeing how some of them hovered nearer and nearer, and some, alas! took wing farther and farther the unjust” Such a disposion will yield a rich reward, for its happy results will come to you and brighten away, the door-way darkened suddenly; J your moments of thought. Che-rl’ul there came rushing upon her, as if dropped from the clouds, a plump.dark eyed, rosy cheeked lady, who flung har ness makes the mind clear, gives tone ie thinks the latter necessary as a part of public education, and is willing to do bis share of the work—for 640.-000 a season. At Sacramento the young folks have organized morning mushroom parties They occasionally find a mushroom but most of the time is spent in hunting black eyes aud rosy cheeks. The superiority of man to nature is continually illustrated in literature and in life Nature needs an immense quantity of quills to make one goose with ; but mau can make a goose of himself in five minutes with one quill. That fellow has stepped m splitting his Hides with laughter." and gone to chopping cord wood for 75 eents a cord.    « A clergyman recently aroused his sleepy audience by asserting to the most positive terms that “notwithstand- to thought, adds grace aud beauty to i *-he hard times, tbs wages of sio toe countenance. had not bees cut dows nu Itta.** ;