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Freeborn County Standard, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota tt ;J 60 'i5 2511-2 00 00 22.00J30 00 12 00 30 00 00 -W 00 001W 00 D. R. r. CQ.'S inif 1 ALBERT IIA MINNESOTA BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED H. D. BROWN CO. BANKERS. lat Nut. Batik, Nit. IUnk, It I'.m! Nut. Bink. Chicago. 4th Nat. Dank, New lori. J4tf TUE mm Tlios. II. Banhrr. ALBERT LEA. MINN, Hoots Shoes. I.1 Manufacrtirer ot o-ts Repaiiing done to older. Leather for All nt the louest prices, and warrnnt- to give perfect Katisfnclion Shop on east siJe of liioadnay. ALBSRT LE 1 MINX THOMPSON TILTON just opened a new Boot Shoe Shop. WJF.L CONSTANTLY KEEP ON HAND A if FULL LINK OF O xa. ei -t o Tim IMC cS. o GOO'JB, all ot" which will be sold cheap. LADIES' AND GENTS' FINE GOODS A SPECIALTY. GOOD FITS GUAR- AXT.ED, AND ALL WORK Repairing done on short, notice, and ererjrthing according lo tontiact. GIVE THEM A C VLL. Broadnay. one door north of the Webber Housfc, Albert Lea Minn, Maker and Hepairer of B6ots Shoes. Shop on Clark street, north and oppo- of Wedge Spiccr'u Drug slore. FIBSf-OLASS WORKMEN are employed. Tlepairing ilonc to older, cheap nnd on ihsrt notice him a call Albert Lea, Minn j CITY EXPRESS DRAY LINE. Deals in HARD nnd SOFT COAL. Also Seasoned Vi ood Orders left on the slate nt L-ncolu Bro" attended to at once MALLEHY BROS. I prepared to slai l ilieir :OEI for the Orders solicited BABBITT NOBLE, "5T IMC 3E3 1ST TOR Leave orders on the slate at A. E. John- or Hansom's. Agents. JOHN A. LOVKI.Y. JAMKS B. LOVELY PARKER, Office in Hewitt's Block, up stnira 1st door ALBERT LEA.' MIN E. C. A. M. Trnioi. TYR1R, at Law, Notaries Public, Real KstJtte and'Collecting Agents. CONNEVANCJNG 43, all kinds adcujotely. done, acknowledg- ments taken oaths administered. Taxes paid. Titles investigated, bought and sold. Particular ottenlior paid to collection. Clark and Newton Sis., Albert Lea ____________ ___ _ __ __ 1 HEMAN BLACKMER, MINN ALBERT LEA, JOHN ANDERSON, ATTOHlSKTir AM) >OTAHV PUBLIC Office over Wedge Spicer's Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, MINN. W B. MINN given lo collections filiort time and mortgages purchased ALBERT LEA Special tent ion VOLUME 17. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, URSDAY, NOVEMBER NUMBER 46 THE POOR MAN'S FRJI5ND. Go to Honest Abe's for HATS, CAPS, AND GENTS FURNISHING GOODS- TUB CHEAPEST STORE UNDER THE SUN. A CHILD CAN UUV CHRAP VS A MAN PLK VN AT PRICKS WHICH UI COMPETITOR F15OM EVKHY ONE M V TURK OUR OWN GOODS THEUEIOUE CAN SELL CHEAPER THAN OTHhUS. Only WHICH 13 THE LOWEST Opposite Seollnnd'i, west si'lo ALL GOODS SOLD CHE Albert Lcn. Minn POINTE WJU2VCON. A Story of Kansas in Pioneer Days. looking over many choice V Bother, 1'Alen- tcde Established in 1865. S. S. EDJVARDS Photograph Hooms opposite Postoflice Oil In tUu STYLUS, nrul at UEA- SOX VBU; TRICES MINN TERECIA ANDERSON, Spicer s Drug Store, ALBKUT LEA, Miun. MILLINERY GOODS! M. D., PHrSICIAU STYLES SHELL ROCK, MINN, ,xt (lie Shell Hock Hotel M. M. DODGE, M. D., Office sad Office Rcsidinci. up Stjtrs the rout VLIiKRT LCV, MINN DK H. SfRCtT, Fall MBS, C. S, WARREN Uaa purchased her FALL STOCK, which has just been received Those ho adimic the STiLlSH and BEAUTIFUL, should CALL AND EXAMINE I! 'TOCK. Mrs' Rutherford wua the luces. There were pieces 6f pointe purcha MccbHo aud Brussels poiii Irish laces. Honiton, con, aud one pieco rtf aiitiqua1, Veuis, for Mrs Rutherford Tt tuisseur in luoes utid threw away moDey in a rcckhsa, extravagant ever a fine piece Is t Hope Kutherford.I wish yon would tell me how ycu happened to take the Lie? I said, as I lifted from the handsome Japanese casket an odd piece, a mixture ot luce and embroidery, which I fancied she had picked in some out-of-thu-way corner in Switzer- land I believe I was ten years she replied, when I began my study of luces The strip which jou hold in your hand waa my first acquisition It hua a rather curious history Would joti like to hear it Aud then Hope Ilulhtrfurd told me the following story, which proved to be not ot quaintly costumed peasants in some Swiss Vnlais, or of srtije princely lady of the court of Fiancis I but ot her own stormy childhood and first sample of what the rest would be, her words had their weight. Otis was fifteen, a clei k in a book- store in Conflict, and it wa" principally from his earnings that the fjuuly wcie supported They saw him walking to town every niorning, curry- I1E5' OFFICE, OVER DllUG STORK, South of Post Office, Ubeit Lea, Minnesota DR. DE M. CRANDALL, OE3 IST T I Office S. W ulfsberg's store, loii'luiy, Albeit Leu Plour Peed Well Trimmed HATS! FOR cents. VT MRS. JOHN STAGE'S Jtfnrkets. JOHN DK VLEU IN FLOUR, FEED, BR VN, O VTS, COKN, OAT-MKAL, tVc the colonel's estate, but with Ins own right arm he hud chopped down the built his home of iwa rooms and a loft, above them, and pried up the stumps, plowed and sown his cornfield After thrte j ears of labor aa a farmer, lie was beginning to reap results The deserted liw books stood upon tl e rough' shelves ngainst the Sosr wall ot the front room A good library of uiifecellji'cous literature kept them com- pauy Above the books hung the squire's otrbine. only used the pra.rie chickens, for he was> a man of peace A tag carpet of Mrs. May's wotktnnnship coveied the floor Every- thing boie maiks of mdustry and thrift Col Antoiuc had pre-empted his claim the year preMous to the of the Mays The Wild Cat joined the the Missouri liver near the site which he chosen his residence, and thu reison of hu choice of this partic- ular spot had been the presence at its mouth of a sunken steamboat, its upper cabin just emerging from the muddy water A band of the eolonfl's cotn- p-inions, sjmpathizing in the noble ause which had led him to leave his plantation in AJissouti, that of helping to diive all tho free state men from Kansas, hul oomciover toeMablibh him in his new home They brought a gang )f negroes with them, and had :x riis- in which a great deal of whiskj was consumed, and the cabin of thu sunken bteauiei WJE raised and diagged to the top of the knoll Its bide faced the road, presenting the peculiar spec- tacle of a house with twenty front doors After this it needed not a great dral of work on the colonel's part to render it habitable, and it was not long before he removed to it his family and chattels. The former consisted of his gentle JiUle wife and four boys nnd the latter, of one mule, one cow, and one faithful Aunt Pollyanthus. The colonel made no attempt to improve the place, but proceeded daily to Conflict, mount- ed on his mule, and armed in the most ferocious manner, his business being politics and gambling. And yet, in spite of this chasm be- tween them, human nature asserted its claim, and the women folks of these two homes became earnest friends Though Mrs May disapproved of the shiftlrssness of Mrs Antoine's house- keeping, of iho dirty ruffled pillow- cases, of the painted plaster Paris par- hie dinner in a Tittle tin pail, his jacket, whose buttons were ail old {bachelors, in that no one of them hod t mate, fastened tightly to the throat where it was met by a turned paper collar and flashy uingenta necktie. Squire May liked the boy. Once, when he had called on snuie errand, he fora time puzzled and CUMOUS be- fore u box of specimens which the pijuire h-id collected "What arc them he a-iked Fossil Squire May myself a vacation every suuimcr, and go off for a week or two The boy atked a few more questions be- fore he left, which found him bright aud observing A fortnight after he came ng.un I've been rending all about them he eaid The sale of books was not brisk at Conflict, and during the intervals of trade Gus haJ plenty tune to read. Still, the fcquire was surprised that the boy had gone thiough a volume of Hitchcock and one of Wilier, making bimfeelf as in- telligent a master of their contents as it was possible to be without the aid of Hpecimens I recited what I read daj times every night to he continued, "and if father would only lend me Sarsapanlla, that's the mule, I'd like to go jollyizing with her." I'll takejou with me in my said the pquiro, if you can obtain leave of abseuce from the store." Through their three years of neigh borhood the fiiendship between the two prow and strengthened, till at the time at which our story finds them the squire remarked to his wife that he didn't be- lieve he could think more of Gus An tome if he were his own son, and he in tended soon to commence reading law to him There was one other who looked forward to the boy's visits and pleasures, the squire's only child, little Hope She had gone strawberrymg and hazel-nutting with him before he had won her father's All the Antoine boys bad strongly marked French features, with startling black eyes and hair to match, forming a stronsr contrast to Hope's blonde beauty. Mrs >Jjy had been horrified on their firtt arrival to find her little girl seated be- sides a stump on which her toy dishct were displaced, entertaining a troop of ragged 6031 The entertainment con- sisted of a doughnut broken in minute bits and, most astounding sight for a New England mother, the youthful An- toints had brought as theircontribution to the fuait a cup half filled with New Orleans molasfcs, some scraps of dried orange peel, and a bottle in which theie ron-amed a few of fcy, and a little water Gus was compounding a drink and filling the tiny pewter cup with a! the cspertness of a California bartender While Gus was away jollyiring with her father, Hope went every daj to recite French lessons to Mrs An- toine, and to learn to make tho mar- velous embroidery whose great eyelets were 6IIed with cobwebs like wheels lace stitches of pninte d'Alciicnn. So the summer but wuh ihe tali crime the elections Scjuire M.iy re- turned from hie brief vacation to learn with surprise that the '-free state party had nominated him as their can- didate for the district judgeship, and that his opponent on the Democratic ticket was Col Antoine The election was cloHely contested, but ended in the usual sray. Col Antoine's friends com- ing over from Missouri, voiing for him, nnd rendering the Democrats triumph- ant" Squiri May was heard to protest loudly against the illegality of this pro- ceeding, and as he drove toward home was observed that hia usual calm temper was much disturbed Tho day following the election was an eventful day to Mrs Antoine and flope.ns they sat on a bench under the broad-leaved catalpas, in front of the Antoine mansion. A grotesque shadow was thrown upon the path, and Hope Mrs Antoine's arm in alarm, wondcritig what strange auiuml would follow It was only a peddler, and both she and Mrs Antoine were soon deep in the contents of the pack, which con- sisted of several cases of cheap jewelry, a few pieces of flimsy dress goods, and some coarse Hamburg embroidciies Mrs Antoine looked over these inter- estedly, but with a smile on her lips. I can embroider better than that my- self, and so can this little girl Let me see what you can said mind a tramp with a pleasant com- panion Mrs. Antoiue looked frightened Such condescension on the part of the colonel to say the least, unusual and portentiuns The next day the httli; Sabbath School-of which Squire May had been the originator, ond which held its meet- ings in the log school house two miles away, met at his house for a celebra- fon It was a pleasant sight, the chil- dren about the tablecloth spread upon the grass, on xvluch the food was laid picnic fashion AP b-ion as the chil- dten were helped the squire disap- peared, and while bo was grmc the re port of a pistol was heard. Ele returned in the course of an hour to say that a swing was ready, and Gus Antoine re- mained for some :ime longer tossing the little ones in the air On his way home, as his foot touched the little bridge which he had built across the Wild Cat fur the convenience of the two families, eye was caught by an object, in the ravine below. It was his father, lying half in and half out of the water, with his face covered with blood Quick as a thought he swung himself dnwn to his There was j deep, round, terrible hole in hin forehead, from which the blfaoi had flowed that formed this hideous mask, and he was quite dead The tried to lift him out Squire May wa? on his way to attend it, a sheriff seized him by the shoulder, and arrested him for tho murder. Frightened Flope ran with the news to mother, and even beneath this cruth- ing blow thf heroic woman did not flinch It wis her arm that supported the hysterical mother ns they btood to- cether at tho brink of the terrible irrave. and it was Gus Antoine who comforted sobbing Hope, guying t'-at ae knew her father had not killed his, and it would be so proven. When Mrs Antoine heard of it she was no less aositive as to the Squiie's innocence, ind her tears fell like over tne )lack bombai'ne for she was making over for Hope to wear at the trial rot OD the clock shelf, of the number of tbe colonel's empty whisky bottles and old boots that strewed the ground opposite the front entrance, and of 'the calmness with which Mrs Antoinc- r-sarded the confusion of hor kitchen a d the ragared condition of her sons' clothing, while she worked ondleps bands of very dirty but very embroidery, yet she loved the little woman with all her heart, and had done so ever since the night lhat she locked tho drunken colonel in one of the staterooms, and bittled with her until at dawn a fifth Antoine lay in his mother's arms. to she would say to her husband. One has only to look at those to know there is pluck in their mother." A itfl if fl _ iV. the peddler, and Hope displayed a Jong strip of ihe mingled embroidery and lace woik, the pattern in each eyelet being one oT Gus interne's an meant hope, he said. I give you fifty cents for said tbe stranger. Oh wi'l you exclaimed Hope, delighted, while Mrs Antoine rose, hastened into the house, and returned with the entire collection, which she had worked since she had left tho con- vent The peddler was an evj'l-.ookitig man, and Hope was nfraid to be left alone with him, but Col Antoine saun- tered in at the gate as his wife cnteied tbe house. For a wonder, he was sober, and Hope felt her courage revive. if Gus the eldest, WHS a your pack across Sarsajmrilla. He regarded the peddler gruffly, and began to scold Mrs Antoine when she returned, though his ill-humor vanished, when he saw that she was selling, and not buying. The stranger selected a number of bands, and paid for them from chamois-skin purse fi'Ied with srold pieces, which he took from his bosom The colonel's eyes glistenefl as they fell upon it, nod bis manner changed perceptibly. Are you going to Conflict he osked. as the peddler returned the empty gourd, which Mrs Antoino had offered him, filled with water, ond stooped to take up pack. Yes. Well, BO am 1, I'll plong witb you. You look tired: just sKng I don't How hot the court-room was packed to its utmost with an 111- .enseiy excited audience, and sill1 the) came, long after Hope was certain that here was not room for another one She lad never seen so many people before, nd looking around upon them from ier seat in the upper part of the room saw only a sea of heads She was con- cious of but one individual face, that of her father, pale, butcalin, in front of the swaying maes By and by the lawjir commenced talking. She felt faint; it all buzzed and hummed through her head; she could not hare told a w.inf they weie saving After what seemed to her a long while the witnesses fur the prosecution were oallrd, and Hi Bill took, the stand He rehted the quarrel between the Colonel and Squire M.iv nt the polls, enlarging upon i' and running on in a way that showed him entirely too willing a wi'ness Then the widow Antoine was sworn She trembled violently, and nothing could be got from her except by questions What time was it when your bus band left tho house "Twelve came in a fnght- encd gasp from behiiid the black veil How did you know it was twelve o'clock Because dinner had just been placed upon Ihe table you alwaj shave dinner at exact- ly noon No. but as he left tho door I heard the whistle at Calling's saw unll." Why did he leave the jus' as dinner was ready He wus angry the boys were not at home, and said he would go down to the bridge and call them." That is and the attor- ney next called MtikterGus Gus cime forward reluctantly, with an appealing glance toward Hope, as thnujzh he were asking forgiveness be- fore hand for what he was about to than he looked in the same way toward Squire May, who answered his glance by an encouraging nod of the head. Did you attend the picnic at the of the prisoner Gus swallowed hard, pulled his jnck- et down strongly, and replied, Yes, sir" Was the prisoner with you through- out the whole day No, sir." At what time dto he leave you At twelve o'clock How did you know it was twelve T heard the whistle at Sam Gat- ling's." Did you hear anything else re- markable soon after this and before tbe return of the prisoner? The boy's face flamed scarlet snd white in streaks nnd patches, as though ie had been struck with a whip of but he answered bravely; "Yes, sir, I heard a pistol shot-" How do you know that it waa not a shot from this carbine? Because I know the noise that old shooter makes. Squire May has lent it to tne often to hunt partridges." You may sit down." Gus paid no attention to the lawyer's order, but leaning forward, eacerly ad- dressed1 the judse and the jury; "May t please your Honor, and you. gentle- men of the he May smiled. He that from he said tc himself, for they had talked of aw and legal terms on their geological ;rip. V What a fine lawyer he will ie you, gentlemen of the jury." Gua went on, I would like to hairo few Jurtbcr remarks If they have anything to do with the facto bearing upon this said the judge, with a smile at the boy's at- tempt at forensic eloquence, you may proceed" My mother and I, sir, do not be- lieve that Squire May shot iny lather We think that the murderer was u ctranger from whom father had won u considerable sum of money the nigh I before." The Court has nothing lo said the judge, "with what your The you or mother may think or believe, question if. can you prove anything No, sir." replied Gus. I went down to the Union saloon and found that father had won the money from a peddler, that the man who lo'st it wag desperate, but he had left the town.and no one knew where he had gone, or what was bis nsinie May it please your said the prosecuting attorney, "all this seetus to uie utterly irrelevant, and a useless consumption of precious time." ITnvo you anything further to state the judge kindly. No, said Gus, bursting into tears, ''but if this trial could be put off. though I'rc never" Been the man, I'd track hiui tike a bluodbound. if I had to follow him to California.." And the poor boy snt down, covering his face in an agony of grief. The discovery was nearer than he thought, for m messenger pressed through the crowded room, touched Gus on the shoulder, and whispered that he was wanted. Utterly bewild- er he rose and followed him to a low boaroAioK house in a disreputable part of the towTi" :Khere, uron a wretched bed. a man lay condition he had fallen from a huJT bridge, nnd his skull was broken in several places, Fat) er Murphy, the Cntholic priest, hud heard hia confcs nnd was comuiittinir it to n riling lie did not look up or speak as Gus entered, but went bteadily on with his work. A peddler's pack open upon n chair, and Gus Antoinc'j sharj eyes detected an object which made him start forward and seize it. It was the strip of embroidery which Hope hac made He had found the tnan h sought Father Murphy, who had signedane certified the paper, handed it this m- .-tatittoGus lib purport was, that been mined io play by Col Ati- loine, he had w.nted for and shot him in Wild Cat hollow H is money, which had been taken from the murdered man, he now left to the church, and he prayed lor the forgiveness of those whom he had injured. Gut turued to grant it, but the hand thnt had com- mitted the crime bad stiffened upon crucifix, and with the woi d yjaccaci up- on his'lips, the soul had gone. Then Gus turned to father Murphy Come quick tlie court he scid We may be loo late now And with the confession in tine hand, and the lace work in (he other he dashed out of the house. Meanwhile, at the court room, the for tbe prosecution hud summed up his case; and now ihe counsel foi the defendant, after making a few re uiarka, in which be diew attention to Gus Antoine's statements as perhaps not bo foreign to the after all. added that he thought it sufficiently stroui: without it They would soon sec that Squire May could not have committed the murder, for he was about to prove an alibi, aud would base it entirely upon the tcbtiuiony of one witness, nnd FQ saying he lead Hope to She had known that she would bo called upon to testify, but now her courage left her, and she felt as if she must fly through an open side door and escape from them all. Hut a glance from her f-ithpr. and the thought tint she might save him, re- strained her The little figure looked piteous with its white face, black he and flaxen hair Already there was heard a uiurmur of sympathy in the loom, beginning will) the women. But the prosecuting attorney vie equal to the occasion I protest, your he said, against the testimony of such a were child being admitted in court 1 am willing to that she docs not know the vulue of an oath, and it U u well- known fact that she is visited her father in prison, and boon instructed by him to what to say Tho Cnurt grants you permission to ask her any questions you said thejudge. Hope held the hack of a ch.iir tight. ly as the lawyer turned upon her. Do you know the nature of an oath he asked fiercely Oh, yes sir replied Hope ItV swearing, and I've heard Col. Autoine swear lots of times A subdued titter, which Hope did not hear, greeted the words, while the attorney turned with a ges- ture of apsumed dispair Your Honor gceg he began, then suddenly hurting fo Iljpe "One question more: Whafc'd'id yoar father tesch you to say There was a murmur of indignation in the house of Why do they let him sass her so? and (he like. But Hope ie plied firmly He told me, whatever they asked me to tell the truth." 1 Yea, I understand he told you to say nper in the Northwest. Three large daily ditions are published, aud reach the litest trains radiating fromv St. Paul. tarnestly nnd sincerely RepublicaA itf vulilics, and pledged (o favor vvrrjr phase f genu'ine m6nicipnl, sftciril, and economic efoini. it is. as in Ihe past, a AViM-pnppr, and endeavors to omniand a welcome from inlellgcnt men: t'alj 6rced3 and parlies, its complclc- tess in this regard, as well as by its polit- cal cnmlor nnd consistency. THE WEEKLY DISPATCH Contains all Ihe important Editorial and liscellnneoiis mutter of the Daily, a ondensation nnd rc-arrnngcinent of the thus supplying a complete mirror of ic world's thought and doings- It ain-B n late, ami accurate Market Be- ien nnd its Agricultural and Household lepnrtineut, under charge of "Ma. V. 8. IOLLISTI-H, a practical farmer nnrf r of uido as sn agricultural writer, pr6vec a most VaiuaVlV ts f T K H M S Tiie tMJLr DISPATCH is published every- ay (Sunday excepted; for circulation by.: Can ier, Newsmen, ond jUail. 'er by 'er tear, by Mail...................., Tne WEEKLY DISPATCH, Thursdny, a Inrge nches, containing 36 column! >ne Year... ix Months... THE SAINT PAUL DISPATCH Having nort been published for more than one year iii-dcrjjits present' munngemetrt, claims to hare fully redeemed its plec to earnestly and vigorously represent tte best elcmenis of the Republican in- dependent of cliques find rings, supplying a want long felt, for a reliable exponent of ihe principles of (lint organiiarion the State capital H receives unstinted praisefor its fairuesstoward oil periona and parties. And it has kept its promise to make the collection and publication of TIIE NEWS OF-THE DAY Pull, Fresh, and Trustworthy, its primary object. SAMPLES OP WHAT THE NEWSPAPERS SAY Marshall Messenger: "-The Dispatch is the spiciest daily we Wells Gazette. Dis STAKOAKD. quire ofpubluli vanuo, rvsi 1EWSP4PERS nFWSPAPFRI ;