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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - May 25, 1871, Albert Lea, Minnesota FREEBORX STANDARD, KVKKY THURSDAY. Terms, Per lear, In Advance, TXVTES OP ADTEBTISIXO i inch inch inch inch imch sol. col. eol. Tw 1 00 1.Y.5 2.50 3.25 4.00 4 f, 50 4 l.oO 2.50 a. so 5.30J 5.2-V 1000 13.Ooll800J30.00 25.00 7.00114.002200 30.00 80.00 50.00 50.00 90.06 M Western Star Lodge, No. 26, A. F A. M., has regular com- Dnwicfttions Albert Lea on the second Wednesdays of each month. II. D. BROWN, W. M. A. G. WHIKJE, Sec. PHYSICIANS ALBERT LE v, A. C. Wedge, M D. WEDGE BLACKMER, :VND SURGEONS, MINNESOTA. F. A. Blnokmer.M. D. Office in the Union Block. A. II. STREET, M. D., PHYSICIAN SURGEON Office firsJ door south of the Post Office. Alhei t Lea, Minn, D E. S. GIBBri, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, 3Iinnesota. first door north of Post Office. TVOCTOR LEASE, VETERINARY SURGEON, Treats horses successfully, no matter what the disease is. Oihce at A. II. Street's Drug Store, Albert Lea, Minn. VOLUME 11. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1871. NUMBER 7. JLenryers ff JLand Agents. s TACY TYRER, Attorneys at Law, Notaries Public, Real Estate and Collection Agents. CONVEYANCING of all kinds accurately done, acknowledg- ments taken, oaths administered, Taxes paid, Titles investigated, Lands bought and sold. Will pay particular atten- tion to collecting. Corner Clark and Newton St. Albert Lea. E C STACY, A. M. TYBKB. A. 0. WEDGE. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Land Collecting Agent, Albert Lea, Minn. Office in Union Block over the Drug Store of Wedge Blackmer. Has a complete, and the only, abstract of title to all lands in Freeborn County. Abstiacts furnished and certified to as required by law aud Utles'perfected upon reasonable terms. Insure Against Eire! OLD, RELIABLE COMPANIES, REPRESENTED AT ALBERT LEA. BY Gr. JLa Crosse Advertisements. T J. IIOGAN, WHOLESALE GROCER and COMMISSION MERCHANT. General Agent for the different Powder Manufacturers. Ely's Single and Double Warer-Proof Caps Patent Shot, Hogan's Block, Front Street, 35yl La Crosse, Wis. Druggists. THE GlD WE HAS COME AT LAST, OLTON Dealers in BOOKS AND STATIONERY, No. 10 Main Street, La Wis. Agency for School Books', Smith's Amer- ican Organs, Prang's American Cromos, Howe's Sewing Machines, and Lamb's Knitting Machines. 37yl has refitted hid DRUG STORE and just received a splendid and full stock of AC ZX.XL.XXr AND Insurance. THE Ifi IIURAM CO., OF NEW YORK, Offers unsurpassed inducements to persons to injure their lives. For table rates of the different kinds of policies issued, inquire of A. G. WEDGE, Local Agent, LEA, MINN. Agency of The Continental Life, of Hew York FARMS AND TOWN PBOPEBTY FOR SALK. A good Farm in the town of Mansfield, with 40 acres under cultivation 80 acres fenced a good house, stable, and granary. Six miles from the village of Aldon. Price per ucre. Apply to A G. Wedge. VMTESTERN HOME. H. L. Robinson, Proprietor, T LEA, MINNESOTA. HVELERS ENTERTAINED, nd Boarders, by the dny or week, accom- lodatcd. A superior Farm of 200 acres, 160 prai- rie, and 40 of timber, with some improve- ments, at per acre. Lund unsurpassed for quality. Apply to A. G. One of the best, and the best improved farm in the town of Carlston, two miles from the village of Alden. Price low, and terms easy. Apply to A. G. Wedge. One of the best Business Blocks in Albert Lea for sale at low figures, and mostly on loug time. Apply to A. G- Wedge. A nice cottage House containing four rooms, with one acre of ground, beautifully situnted in one of the most commanding positions ot South Albert Lea, will be sold gi catty below cost. Apply to A. G. Wedge. MONEY to loan on first mortgage security. Apply at the omce of A G WKDOE ORDON LANGDON, Wholesale Dealers in Foreign and Doawstie WINES, LIQUORS, BOTTLED ALE, PORTER, Ac., No. 4, Front Street, La Crosse, _______ Wis. PRICE CASH STORE. GREENWOOD CUTLER, Dealers in Dry Goods, Clothing, Yankee Notions, Farnam's Block, Main Street, three doors west of Post Office, La Crosse, Wis. MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISH, DYK STUFFS, STATIONERY, JOHN ATT A. LOVELY, O R N E Y AT LAW. Office at the Court House. ALBERT LEA, F iREDERIQK COCHRANE, Wagon-Makers. BROWN BALCirT Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of eft? of every description. These gentlemen be- ing long cxpeiienced in the business, and having elected a large Carriage House 124x60 feet, with BLACKSMITH PAINT SHOP attached, arc now prepared to do JLX, KfJVitS Of WORK in Iheir line. Parties are invited to call arid examine stock and specimens of work tiefore purchasing elsewhere Repairing done on short notice. Shop south of the Western Hoaiie hotel. Albert Lea, J ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR At Law, and Notary Public. Broaduny, Albert Lea, 924 TW IX BROWN, LAND AND COLLECTING AGENT. Homesteads procured at my office. Late pints kept on hunil. Information by letter or otheiuise, fuinished gratis. IvsriMNCE represent first-class Fire, Life, and Casualty'Insurance Companies. CITY STEAM BAKERY, F. GUTCESELL CO., Front Street, La Crosse, Wis. All kinds of Bread, Cakes, and Crackers at wholesale and retail. 87yl W. HAN8COM, Jobber and Dealer in BOOTS, SHOES. HATS, CAPS, LALIES' FURS, ROBES, BUCK GOODS, At Chicago Prices. Corner Main and Third Sts LA CROSSF., WIS. H. ANGELKOTH, Dealer in Jfleat S. having purchased the stand recently occupied by G. D. Ball as a MEAT MARKET, Is prepared to supply his many friends with choice cuts at the cheapest rate. A complete supply will be kept constantly on hand. Shop on the corner of Bioadway and William St., opposite Hall's bank. Albert Lea, Minn. A good variety to be found at all times the old Hall Bui bars' at the old Market on Clark Street, opposite store, Albert Lea, Minn. And all kinds of Musical Instruments, Also Agent for Wm. Kuabe's IMunos and Esty's Organs. Pomeroy's Opera House Block, LA CROSSE, TU3. Tailors. B. SKATG, Which he will sell for cash or ready pay as CHEAP as the CHEAPEST. He would particularly call the attention of farmers to his large and fine stock LarJ, Wttale, and Macfrine Oils. Best Machine Oil at Also a large stock of PURE WINES AND LIQUORS for medical purposes Thorough and com- petent clerks are in attendance, and pre- scriptions will be promptly and nccurately filled at rill hours of the day or night. Store near the Post Oifice, Broadway, Albert Lea, Minn. A. H. STREET, M. D., Analytical Chemist. E. Spragvi. AND GROCERIES. FANCY GOODS. MRS. A. M. TYRER Has now on hand the largest stock of Mil- linery and Fancy Goods, LADIES' FURNISHING AND TOILET ARTICLES, Ever offered in the- county. EVERY NOVELTY OF THE SEASON TO BE FOUND IN HER STOCK, which was selected under her personal su- pervision in the Eastern Market, with a view to SUIT ALL CLASSES. She still adheres to the old motto of QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS. Anything in her lino not found in her stock, will'be ordered without extra charge. If you want anything NICE AND CHEAP, REMEMBER THE PLACE, First door north of Union Block, ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. M" MRS. JOHN STAGE, Having just returned from the East with a large and complete assortment of SPRING AND SUMMER AND FANCY GOODS, Takes pleasure in inviting the Ladies of Albert Lea, and the surrounding country to an examination of her stock, as well ns to a close inspection of her work. Done in all the Latest Styles. The highest price offered for etJLxr! A. H. McMlLLEN. Manufacturer of WAGONS. CUTTERS, ANT) SLEIGHS of every description. Repairing done to order and on the shortest notice. Clark street. Albert Lea, Minn. Shop on JLightnitig; Rods. And Dealer in all kinds of FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CLOTHS. SUMMER IS COMING, New goods have come, and with them new Styles. I am provided with all the facilities for Cutting and, Jffalcing GENTS' AND BOYS' GARMENTS with neatness and dispatch, in the latest SORING AND SUMMER STYLES, All of which I do not hesitate to say, will be sold cheaper than at any other house in the County. Call and see me and I will do my best to please you. JTTurseries. Fruit and Ornamental Trees, ROSES, PEONAS, HOUSE PLANTS, Imvin been made in the payment of a sum of money secured by a certain murtgagi dated April 12tb, 1869, made by H. H Robinson and his wife, Helen Robilmon to 8. J. Johnson, which mortgage was re corded on the 14th day of April, A. D. 1869 in the office of Register of Deeds in Free born couuiy, Minnesota, in book E o mortgages, on page 242. The real estate and premises described in snid mortgage is as follows, to wit: The southeast quartei of the southwest quarter, and the south half of the southeast quarter, all of section twenty-four, also the northeast quarter ol the northeast quarter of section twenty-five, all in township one hundred and four (104; north, of range twenty-three (23) west. There is claimed to be due on the said mortgage At the date of this notice the sum ot four hundred and eighty-five dollars and fifty-two cents Said mortgage contains a clause for the payment of thirty dollars attorney's fees in caseof fore- closure of said mortgage, which will be claimed by said mortgagee. No action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt remaining secured by this mortgage, or any part thereof. Now, therefore, notice is hereby given that by virtue of a power of sale contained in said mortgage, and by virtue of the statutes in such case made and provided, said mortgage will be fore- closed by public vendtie of the above de- scribed real estate and premises at the door of the court house in Albert Lea, Freebarn ceunty, Minnesota, on Saturday, the 24th day of June, A. D. 1871, at the hour often the forenoon of said day, to satisfy the debt herein mentioned, together with the expenses and costs of May llth, 1871. S. J. JOHNSON, Mortgagee. John A. Lovely, Att'y for Mortgagee. 5t" OKTGAGE has been made in the payment of the sum of two hundred and seven dollars and forty-five cents, which is claimed to be due and unpaid at the (lute of this notice on a certain indenture of mortgage bearing date the 12th day of February, A. D. 1809, and executed by E. C. Stacy, of Freeborn county, Minnesota, to Sarah J. Webber, of Mitchell, Iowa, and duly recorded in the office of tbe Register of deeds in and for the county of Freeborn and Stale of Min- nesota, on the 12th Jay of February, A. u 18G9, at 11J .o'clock A. M., in book B of mortgages, on page 205. The premises cov- ered and conveyed by said mortgage are as follows: The southwest quarter of the northeast quarter, and the west half of the southeast of tbe northeast-quarter of sec- tion number thirty-three in township num- ber one hundred actl three north, of range number twenty-one west, and containing sixty acres of Innd. liy'nS and being in the county of Freeborn. and State of Minneso- ta, and no proceeding ha've been had at law or otherwise for the of snid mortgage debt. Now, therefore, notice is hereby given thai by virtue of ilic power of sale to said mortgage contained, and of the M Tbe Morttfed Hotaftte flf VI ADBVH In order to fully appreciate the hor- rible and utterly incomprehensible suf- fering of the case which we are about to describe, it is necessary to premise some of the circumstances of the {vic- tim's life, as related in a recent German paper. Ezekiel Feldman was a young Saxon, who had determined to apply For sale by J S. Shearman, of the North- w extern Nurseries, Rockford, 11L a first class stock in every respect. The Propri- etor has Encouraged by the unprecented success which I have met with in the sale of LIGHTNING In this County, for the past two years, I take pleasure in informing the public that I hliall continue in the business the present season. I use I am ready at all times to supply orders for Single or Double rigs, according to the wants of my friends. Stables near the Webber House, Albert Lea, Minn. GILBERT BARDEN, PROPRIETOH. Jetceters. H, BRO., Dealers in Albert Leu, April 12, 1871. that can be obtained, aud point with pride to the fact, that no building in the county, or elsewhere, on which I have erected a Bod, has been injured by lightning, al- though in several instances it has struck in the immediate neighborhood of such buildings. April 20, 1871. C. L. JONES. WH, 15UXLER Again calls attention to his fine B.IRBER SIfOf, Where all kinds of work will be fashionably executed in his lino. Give him a call. Shop qn Broadway, Albert Lea, Minn. 47tft iECK FABNHAM, for HOUSE BUILDING and GENERAL JOINER WORK. Shop on Washington etre'et, north of Clark. Albert Lea, Minn. WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY PLATED WARE, ALBUMS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, such as ACCOKDEONS AND VIOLIHS. YANKEE NOTIONS, In fact a complete stock of goods in their lino. Rodgei's best plated goods kept and war- ranted. These will be sold cheaper than at any other place in town. Large assortment of Spectacles on hand. All kinds of work in the Jewelry lino done to order and warranted. Broadway, Albert Lea, Minn. 47tf MESSRS, E, ABROTT Sox, Would call attention to .their new and choice stoefi just received AT No, 4, CENTRAL BLOCK, Owatonna, which they aro SELL ing off rapidly. It comprises a full line of JEWELRY, CLOCKS, FINE WATCHES, SPECTACLES, BIRD CAGES, FANS, WILLOW WARE, >it prices which are CHEAP cr than (lie cheapest. We sell FOR CASH, srs determined to be undersold by no one, and are prepared to warrant erery ar- ticle os represented or money refunded. rr A. HANSON Takes pleasure in saying to his numer- ous friends and patrons that he has succed- Mr. H. Hanson in the TAILORING Buiness, and will keep 9 FIRST-CLASS establishment, on the corner of Washington and William Streets, where he will be ready at all times to RECEIVE CUSTOMERS and to attend to their wants. Call and see him and he will do his best to please you. CITTTMJW DOSE, OR SUITS MADE TO ORDER on the shortest notice. ALBERT LEA, MINN DUGS Paints, Oils, SCHOOL BOOKS, JEtc., Etc A FULL ASSORTMENT OF GROCERIES. particular attention to the propagation of hardy sorts, especially Minne- ota. Money invested in forest Evergreens nud diseased trees is worse than thrown Therefore, when you want trees or plants. buj those known to be reliable. Hand in your orders as early as possible. Address J. S. SHEARMAN, Rock-ford, III., or give your orders to C. L. SMITH, Agent, Albert Lea, Minn. N ORTHWESTERN NURSERY. (One mile wast of FARIBAULT, RICE COUNTY, MINN. HE1CKY LUfDBAY. Proprietor. statute in such case madetind provided, the said mortgage w ill be foreclosed by the sale of said mortgaged premises at public auction to the highest bidder, for cnsh, at the front door of the Court House in Albert Lea, Freeborn county. Minnesota, on Saturday, the 3d day of June, v. 1871, at lOo'clock A. M. of that day. to antisfy the amount due on said mortgage, together the sum of ten dollars attorney's fees stipulated in said mortgage, to be paid in case of foreclosure, and the costs and expenses of this proceed- April 20, 1871. SARAH J. WEBBER, Moi tgngee. A. G. WEDQE, Attoiney for Mortgagee. 2-7 BOUGHT. E. W. SPRAGUE. Harness Shop. t RTHDR M. TRIGG, ALDEX, MINN. A DMINISTRATOR'S SALE is ZlL hereby given that pursuant to an order of license granted by the Probate Court of Freeborn county, Minnesota, I will offer at public sale all of the personal property of George Eoulton deceased, not token by his widow, consisting, in part, of cattle, hogs, horses, and funning machinery. Sale to take place at the residence of the deceased, in Moscow, Freeborn county. Minnesota, aforesaid, on Saturday. 27th, 1871, commencing at 1 o'clock p. M. Terms of sums under three dollars cash in hand over three dol- lars, a credit of six months will be purchasers giving a note with approved personal security. THEOP. LOWRY Adniiniftratoi May 1, D. 1871. 513 4teo Whitman WHITMAN Is selling all kinds of NEW YEAR! NEW GOODS! NEW PRICES! I would call the attention of my numer- ous friends and customers to the fact that I am fully prepared to furnish goods in my line as cheap as can be bought west of the Mississippi river. I have a large stock of XX -A. H. 3ST 33 SI SIZES S (both light and BLANKETS, WHIPS, BELLS, BUFFALO ROBES, CURRY COMBS, BRUSHES, CARDS, RIDING SADDLES, (both for ladies and Frank Miller's Ifarnej, Oil Blacking, TRUNKS, VALISES, and in fact everything which is kept in u. MERCHANDISE lots in Par- Very large. On time Anply to G PARKBK. We are agents for the celebrated Lazarus Morris Perfcotod Spectacles, nnequalcd for strengthening and preserving qualities. COME EVERYBODY AND examine our goods, of which wo have not room to name half, and we ehaJl be happy to show them, whether yon BUY or not. REGARDLESS Alljkinds of Carriage, Buggy, and Cutter Trimming done to order, and on short notice. ALL WORK WARRANTED. I have also started BRANCH SHOP IX ALDEN! where everything in the business can be found and prices as low as in Albert Lea. Call and examine goods before purchasing elsewhere. GBEA T RED UCTION IN PRICES! Thankful for past patronage, and hope- ful for more, I remain, yours, WM. ELLIMAN. Remember the BROADWAY, ALBERT LEA, and ALDEN, Minnesota. PO. MALEY, Grocer ani Dealer in Green, Dried, and Canned Fruits, choice brands of Cigars and Tobacco, Foreign and Domestic Wines and Liquors, Ko. 28 Bridge Street, Owatonna, Minn. Xoo 2 loo 2 loo I J. TV. SIMMONS HAS ON HAND AND READY FOR DELIVERY, A LARGE QUANTITY OF CHOICE ICE, WHICH HE WILL FURNISH AT REA- SONABLE RATES. 4m3 1TT7ILL1AM G. KELLAH, CIVIL EHOIHEEB AJTD BTTBVETOH, Estimates given, and lines run. Has the Government field notes of county. Albert Lea, Minn., Ranking. JN PROBATE COURT, State of Minneso- JL to. County of Freeborn, the mat- ter of Sever Hanson deceased. On reading and filing the petition of Peter administrator of said estate, representing arming other things that ho is about to re- move out of the State of Minnesota, or to the remote frontier of snid State, and that he has been unable to fully administer the estate of said deceased, and praying that he be discharged as such administrator, and that Brick Olcson, of said county, be ap- pointed administrator de bents iwn of said estate. On motion of petitioner, ordered that snW petition be heard before the Judge of said Court on flic first day of June, 1871, at 1 o'clock p. M., at his office in Albert Lea in said county. Ordered further, that no- tice thereof be given to the heirs anu cred- itors of said deceased and to all persons interested by publishing a copy of this or- der for three successive weeks prior to said day of bearing in the Freeborn County Standard, a weekly newspaper printed and published at Albert Lea in said Dated April 4, 1871. A. M. TYRER, 6t4 Judge of Probate. AND DEALER IN Real Estate, WILL BUY AND On all the principal SELL EXCHANGE cities of the United States. AISO Dentist. A. IL STREET, M. D., Haviflffpur- chanedprop- erty and es- tablished himself at this place, will Attend to all busi- ness in the line of his profession, ALL WORK WAR- RANTED to gfvb complete ton. 'fKBTH' EXTRAdTEOD WITff 00T PAIR f Office, at his Drug Store, near tbe Post QBioe, Albert Lea, Minnesota. Gold Drafts on NORWAY, SWEDEN, ENGLAND, IRELAND. Agent for tbe sals tit SAIL STEAMSHIP TICKETS to and from ALL ran PRINCIPAL CITIES OF EUROPE. ALB.EJST 1EA IN PROBATE COURT, State of Minneso- tr, county of Freeborn, ss. Piobate of- tice, April 25, A. u. 1871. In the matter the proof and Probate of the hist will and testament of Morgan L. Eckcrt, deceased, late of the county of Freeborn. Whereas, an instrument in writing, purporting lobe the last will and testament of Moi-pin L. Eckerf, deceased, Into of the county ot Free- born, has been filed in this office; and whereas, application has been made by John L. Eckert, praying that the same be proven and admitted to Probate accoiding to tht laws of this State. Therefore, it is ordered that said application be heard be- fore me at the Probate office, in the village of Albert Lea, in snid county, on tbe SOtli day of May, A. B. 1871, one o'clock p. M. And it is further ordered, that notice shall be given to all persons interested in said will, of the time and place of said hearing, by publication in the Freeborn County Standard, a newspaper printed in said county, for three successive weeks, prior to ihe time of such hearing. By the Court, 3t4 A. M. TYRER, Judge of Probate. I have openod an office in ALDEN for the sale of all kinds of farm machinery, in- cluding Threshing-Machines, Reapers, Mowers, Seeders, Hay Rakes, Wagons, Plows, Machines sold by me will put in running order, and Warranted to give satisfaction. A share of patronage solicited. W. G. BLOW. AIDES, March 23, 1871. 50mC Lightning Method. 160 words per minute in OSB MONTH. Send stamp for circular to Prof. J. A. WADE, Box 66j Hudson City.N.J. 6t4 is to certify that my son, Harrison B. Gould, is to have his time during the remainder of his minority; and that I will pay nd debts of his contracting, nor collect any of hit earnings after this date. Oakland, Slay 10, 1871. himself to the study of theolopy almost as soon as he began to comprehend that every man had some work to do in this world. It was not without finding great obstacles Co overcome, nor with- out many trials and hardships, that he bucceeded in gratifying his worthy am- bition, Of poor parentage, and of im- practicable habits himself, as is fre- quent among those given up to abstract- ions and pious thoughts from early boy- hood, it was with great that be succeeded in taking the regular course at the university, through which alone he could attain the ministry in bis country. He was not what you would call a brilliant young man, but endeavored to make up in application and industry what he lucked in talent. So he plodded along until he had re- his degrees. As yet but half the work, and per- laps the least difficult portion of it, iad been done. By means of the strictest economy, by avoiding all the associa- ions of the students' corps which would ead him to the kneipes, and by ievel- ping commendable ingenuity in the way of providing physical sustenance ut of moral plentitude, he passed bis coarse. But now came the long and cdious search for a position that would yield him a living. This was rendered all the more harassing as be found him- self sufficiently moral to fall in love with a girl of hia native town, and he could only look forward to a consum- mation of the marriage and his earthly lappinees when he should be provided with a pastorate. At last his patience and industry were rewarded with prospective success, ie wrote an enthusiastic letter to his as enthusiastic as old Brown, when he said, fervently', Let us pray." after his first rhich he pictured the natural beauties f the little rural paste rite which had ieen promised him. Let us thank jrod, dear he wrote to her. "that given us so much gracejand I hope, before the quarter of 'another year shall have lead you intothe pastor's house at Hotlebcu as the pas- tor's wife, there to enjny, God willing a long, happy, easy life." For once in his life, Feldman was not destined to be disappointed. He received the position which he hoped pastorate under the patronage of a country within eight days after his appointment, he led his new wife into his new home. Both found the simple country life well suit- ed to their tastes. Their circle of so- ciety was Email but very sisting of the old baron, a retired colonel, the young baron and his wife, and the school master. This company used to come together very frequently, amus- ing themselves with a game of whist or sometimes devoting themselves to musical entertainment, and at others discussing the latest events in the lite- rary world. Pastor Feldman was also an enthsiastic naturalist, in which he was the more encouraged as the young baron was likewise devoted to science, and both spent many pleasent hours among tbe plants and animal life of the charming grounds and woods. These things are mentioned to make Jt duly (ppcar how terrible was the trial which ill awaited this good man, and jufct af- ter it seemed as though he bud been comfo'rtably settled in life. It was one summer evening, after the intense heat of the sun had been somewhat modified, that Pastor Feld- man mude his way to the Baron's house. But the holy man's eye was not quiet and friendly as usual, and a singular anxiety spread over his face. He met the old colonel on tbe steps, and his anxiety only increased us he noticed the latter tuining away fiom him quickly drawing his snuff-box from his pocket and taking an enormous pinch into his nose. The pastor sighed and mndc his way into the drawing-room, where he found the Baron and his wife. He h.-id scarcely spoken the words of customary before the Baroness hastily withdrew toward the doof, and the Baron himself could not conceal a certain embarassmcnt. Your surprise aud your disgust do not astonish said the p >or pastor sadly you notice it, too, don't you There is the unmistakable and dreadful death-odor about me." It indeed, a very remarkable the Baron. I can explain it in no other replied fhe pastor, with sorrowful earn- estness, than by assuming morti- fication has already set in. I had the first intimation of it to-day during a baptism which I was giving. My wife remarked it as soon as I came home, but I thought a thorough washing weald remedy the whole matter. But the action of the colonel whom I met, and your own, left me in no Ji.ubt that it is something deeper than all this. If my assumption be correct, I bnvc but a few days to live." The Baron and hib wife tried to con- sole the poor dan, but in I am be saia with7 a melan- choly attempt at a smile. God's will be done. AH I ask that he will give me time to put my family matters in order, and then t am willing to die." The pastor went home atid threw himself upon the bed. The Baron sent a stable boy to the nearest town to bring the doctor. The latter found his pa- tient in a great sweat, with a steaming pot of herb tea by his side. Snvo him, doctor, for God's Mike save cried the young wife, as she burftt, into tears. Ihi doctor examined, inquired, felt, smclled. drummed, und listened at the patient's sides, bilt then snook his head. He f mnd it impossible to locate or ac- oount for the ominous odor. It is a very strange thing, "said the medical man. Continue drinking the herb (ale a purgntivc, for wbjch.lw.ill give you a prescription., iff In the morning take cold'oath. Fur- ther than this, I can up t advise you at, present. la fact, I will1 acknowledge- that, in all' my extensive practice, disease of this nature has ever been presented to me." The poor pastor drained' whole of herb tea, gulped down tbe medicine which the doctor had prescribed, and, next morning, after a sound and' re- freshing night's sleep, he felt as welt as usual. But in the afternoon, just he was going to church to a young couple in marriage, the dreadful odon made itself painfully apparent again. The pastor went through the marriage- service with a trembling whiTe the bridal pair and their friends looked anxiously about them to find the source- of a smell which was simply unaocountx able to them. At last the undivided at- tention of the company wai> directed on the pastor. There Gould be nos doubt about it the borrble came- rom him. The bridal pair and their withdrew from the church as soon as ossible, and tbe poor preacher crawled! ome and sent for the doctor The latter came and found, his patient in his dressing-gown, stretched upon- a, sofa, but this time there was no evi- dences of the singular odor. I tell yoa something is said hia good wife you must go to Dr. Oppolyer in I shall die of fear if you do not." It's no use was the poor- husband's answer. It the wanning of the deathly poison inortificaiioB. it- self and no physician can be of avail; now. I hear the call from abovo, andt am ready to yield to the supreme wilt, You must be consoled, Marie the Lomi will not desert you. You will not suffer want, for, since I have had this good; place, I have had my life insured for besides which you will receive the regular widow's pension. I had hoped, indeed, to spend many happy years with you yet, but man proposes and God disposes." Then a few days passed without any apparent change, the dreadful odor manifesting itself from time to time. Yet the pastor ate, drank, and slept like a healthy man. When at home, and free from the odor, he would gain new hope. One day, a serrent came from Baron's house, and said that the> colonel had sent him to invite the paatur to a game of skat I can't go, my dear said the pastor. I can't make any visits in my present condition." "You must tell the Coloael so." I can't take any excuse, said! the servant "tbe Colonel says that will come for you himself, if you do- not go without. As far as ihe smell is. concerned, don't give yourself any un- easiness. Large pinches of snuff and pipes of very strong tobacco have been provided, which will counteract any other smell So you will be expected at 3 o'clock. The good pastor thought that tho Colonel had given him this invitation in order to afford him some distraction, and that it would be rude on hie part to reject it. He went, but he noticed in ascending the mansion steps that the odor had come backhand it was so much stronger now that there was doubt as to the death smell. Tbe Bar- oness went away as soon as the odor manifested itself, and the Colonel or- dered the card-table to be brought to the open window and the pipes to be lighted. The poor pastor played IB very despair, for, in spite of the thick clouds of smoke, the dreadful smelt rose into the noses of the poor from time to time, as if it were a want- ing of the mortification of all flesh. The pastor happened to be very lucky in the gaine, and this caused his spirits to rise somewhat. He had just re- ceived a handfull of face cards and was sure to win the game, when a made his appearance and asked the at- tention of the young Baron for a mo- ment Well, what is it asked the Buron as he laid down bis cards. The mole-catcher has Jnst come, and I wanted to ask if he should begin at once in the lower meadows, as the vermin have done more damage there than anywhere else Certainly. Let him set his traps there first, for the moies have nearly eaten us up there. Give him for every one he catches." The servant left the room and the Baron turned to the table to take op bis cards. Here he found a most as ton ishingsight. The pastor sat there with, open mouth and staring (Fie firs face cards spread out on the table be- fore him. The fingers of his right habd stretched out like falcon's claws, and! unnble to speak a single word. My God, cried the Colonel "what in the devil ie the matter with you f" This sacriligiotfs mixture frightened the pastor oat of his apparent trams. he cried, moles What an immense sheep I have been." And then the good man began to daneg around the card table like a madman. But, pi-eat heavens, tulls ns what the matter is ci'ics the Colonel again as he jumped up from his seat. He is crazy exclaimed the school- master, as be placed his chair between himself and the pastor. Moles cried the pastor again, ns he stood almost breathless before the Baron. Then, reaching his hand into the back pocket of his coat, he brought forth in a manner that is simply in- describable a dead mole. Then he dropped it as if it hud been a hot coal out of the window into the garden be- The problem was solved. During a walk a couple of Sundays before, ho had picked up a dead mole and placed it in his pocket, with the purpose of adding it to his collection of objects of nature, but had entirely forgotten it. Of Course this was the cause of this horrible and unexpected odor morti- fication indeed which had given every- body so much ccnco n, and the pastor now r membcred that it had only fcea percep iblc on these occasion wfcen no had put on his beit coat, though ha had, not thought of it before. lie hurried back to his good wife, threvhis arms about her neck. bu st into tears of as he exclaimed; God be thanked and praised forever, my dear Marie I didn't smelt at alt it was a mole." Since that time, Pastor Feldman lew absent-minded than before, has lived happy life with hit wife and family and there has been no serious mortiflct- In hi6 whole household. ;