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Freeborn County Standard, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota ITY STANDARD BVEBV THURSDAY. In Advance. 92 00 2.50 3.50 00 s in 4 tj.00 7.00 ti'm "l l" y 8.60 13.50 0 00 50 i J.50, 5.00 ,50, 5 50110 i 501 OO'.So.OO 25 7.00JH 30 90 30 00 50 00 3.00 18.00'30.00 50.00 flankers. D. B. P. Iliur.s. H. D. BROWN CO.'S BANK OP ALBERT LEA, VOLUME 17. ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1877. NUMBER 42 THE POOR MAN'S FRIEND. Go to Honest Abe's for HATS, CAPS, AND GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS- TIIE CHEAPEST STORE UNDER THE SUN. A CHILD CAN BUY AS CHEAP AS A MAN. NEW, CLEAN GOODS, AT PRICES WHICH DBFY COMPETITOR FROM EVERY ONE WE MANUFAC- TURE OUR OWN GOODS THEREFORE CAN SELL CHEAPER THAN OTHERS. OimJLy AlBBRT LEA, MINNESOTA A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. H. 0. BROWN CO. BANKERS. BEFEHENCES: lit Nut. Austin. 1st Nat. Bank, St. Paul. 3d Cliicngo. 4tli Nut. Bank, Nun York. TOE FREEBQRN COLD1TY BAM, WHICH IS THE LOWEST. Opposite Scotland's, west side Broadway, ALL GOODS SOLD CHEAP. Albert Lcn, Minn. Established in 1865. S. S. EDWARDS Photograph, Booms Broadway, opposite Post office. Oil In the LATEST STYLES, and at REA- SONABLE PRICES. ALBERT LEA MINN Thou. If. Unuker. ALBERT LEA, MINN. ISoots miff Shoes. I. Manufaclurcr of cto lUpsiring done to order. Leather for All at the lowest prices, aiui warrant- ed to give perfect sntNf.iutiou. Shop on cost sKle of Hioadway. ALBERT LEA MINN "THOMPSON TJLTON lltive just opened n new Boot Shoo Shop. WILL CONSTANTLY KEEP OX HAND A FULL LINE OF B. F. HALL, M. 0., PHYSICIAN SURGEON, SHELL ROGK, MINN, Office at the Shell Rock Hotel Jf Millinery. FASHIOABLECLOAKiDRESS-iMAKBH Over Wctlp Spicer-s Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, Minn. Well Trimmed HATS! M. M. DODGE, M. D., PHYSICIAN I Ofl'ico and Kesidcuco OIVico. up Staird over the Tost FOR cents, AT MRS. JOHN STAGE'S C3 xa. t; o aaa. Goods, all of winch will be sold cheap. XADIES' AND OE.VI'S' FINE GOODS A SPECIALTY. GOOD FITS GUAR- ANTED, AND ALL WORK Repairing done on aliort notice, nnd everything according to contract. GIVE THEM A CALL. Broadway. one door north of tlie Webber House, Albert Lea Minn, Maker and 1'epairer of Boots Shoes. Sliop on Clark street, north and oppo- site of Wedge Spiccr's Drug store. PIRST-CLASS WORKMEN arc employed. Repairing done to order, cheap nncl ou notice. him a cull. Albert Lea, Minn. It ray Ijinett. A. IT. SQUIEH. CITY EXPRESS DRAY LINE. Deals in HARD ami SOFT COAL. Also Seasoned Wood. Orders left on the slate at Lincoln attended to at once ALBERT LEA, MINN, _______ ____ _____ I JO C Ho-.-, Uuicl ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON TWIN LAKE CITY, MINN., Will (real nil diseases to which mankind is subject, to the of ability. Hr. Uosvl.ind 1m" made a j-pcci.ilty oi diseases of Women and Children, and chronic diseases of long By long experience aud strict attention to his lieii- con- fident of treating all curable success Obstetrical cases i rented care and sticccs-. ConMiltionat free, lo MILLINERY GOODS! DR. A. II. STREET, OFFICE, OVER TIIK DRUG STORE, South of Post Office, Albert Lea. Minnesota. OR. DE M. CRAHDALL, 3E2 1ST T I 36 Office over Wedge Wulfsberg's store, Albert Lea Flour Feed LA TEST ST YLES MES. 0, S. WARREN keeps a large Stock of MILLINERY. NO- TlONS.nnd FANCY GOODS of all ktud-i, which cannot fail to ple.ise EVERYBODY. CALL AND EXAMINE HES STOCK. MEAT MARKET JUST OPENED SOT TO HE CAUGHT. man sat in, con vernation. The cooling wind played gently with; the short brown curls of the younger, while his face und ejes were light, ed with a animated expression I can scarcely credit sach good for- tune Aru you sure there is no mis- tuke 'i ho said. Perfect hare are the documents Prove your identity; prove to onr sat- isfaction that you are llalph Hamilton, son of John Paul Hamilton, and you are a rich man. Can you prove it 1 I can, immediately. But this is indeed a welcome change, to spring from deep poverty to such wealth in a moment, by the death of an unknown relative, seems almost incredible. I am grateful to you, Jletcalf, for your pains in so seeking me; also for your interest in my wellare. I have one favor only to ask in addition, that you remain ei lent about ic The fact of my changed circumstances need not be made known as yet. I shall not alter my style of living for awhile, but shall fulfill an en- gagement to become the private tutor of two small boys, residing, strange to relate, in the same place vihere lies this new estate. In taking the property, you say I arn required to assume the name of its former owner. This I will do, after ,1 few months spent in the neighborhood as a poor teacher. I have met sad rebuffs during the days of my poverty, and Imve no idea of being made the victim of some fortune-hunter, so I will win some good woman for love's sake, and then settle down and e.Joy myself." In a beautiful residence sat two la- dies. Mrs Corsair and her daughter ZKC, while a fhird, a niece of the elder lady, Blanche Gilmore, stood with a light hat in her hand, as though just returned from a walk They were all discussing the appearance of a new tu- tor, who had undertaken for a time, on trial, the education of the two sons of the family. Charlie, one of these boys, had just appeared, and looking from the window, whisperer! Now, girls, there he comes Tell uie I xiid was not true." Yes, indeed exclaimed both young ladirs, a? thpy surveyed the fine figure ;ind handsome face approaching, and wucn the ymitig man smiled pleas- antly upon Charles, Blanche thought she had never seen so handsome a man, while Zoe If the joung man of the Bolmnnt property proves one-half as hanrisome, will be content." while a soft voice murmured at the in valid'a side Fou are not sleeping, I Wha shall I do for your relief? I feel quite comfortable, thank you except a headache, caused by the sud den Let me bathe it then." How soft her fingers were how pen tie her touch, and what a depth of wo, manly pity beamed fiom those large brown eyes. About two weeks after the accident. Blanche wandered once more to her fa. vorite resort, and seating berself at the foot cf the descent, she was soon lost in a deep reverie. This is really a charming said a well-known voice be- hind her, and I see, a favorite spot ol yours. Now that I know how to avoid its dangers, I am also charmed with its deep repose and pictureffjue beauty." glad you like was the re- ply of the young lady, as she blushed slightly. But yours is the only face I have ever seen when here, and I can- not but wonder how you discovered the spot." One of my little pupils told me of it, and that day when I fell was my first visit. Thankful am I that you were in the habit of coming here, else I might have died alone and unmissed." Alone. I grant, but not unmissod, for your pupils love you 1 I would like to tell you, Mifs Blanche, how strongly 1 have become attached to my tender nurse, and how much I Jong for her to return mv deep affection Dearest, can you love a per- son oceupyiug so humble a position as a private tutor 1 If you can, and if you will allow me to present my deep Jove. nnd consent to become my wife, it will )e the delight of DJJ life to ttrive to make you happy." Then he drew her toward hbn, and their lips sealed the contract. No opposition was offered when Mr MALLEJtY BKOS. Arc prepared to stai t tlicir I C3 3E3 A7V for the season. Orders solicited BABBITT NOBLE, X> -A- Y 1VI 1ST IfOOJ? FOU Leero orders on tlie slate at A. E. John- or Unnsom's. JOHN DEALER FLOUR, FEED, BRAN, OATS, CO11N, OAT-MKAL, At Lowest Market Price. Chrk Street, corner of Uroad- w.iy, Albert Lea, Minn. Lawyers A' Jon.N- A. JAMKS H.' LOVELY PARKER, Oflficc I" Hewitt's Block, up stairs 1st door. ALBKUT LEA, JIIN B. C. STACY. A. M. TYKEIU STACY TYRER, SSA. 3L. JE ALBERT LEA, MINN.. II-A.W AND NOTARY PUJU.1C Office over Wedge Spicer'u Drug Store, MINN. CASH PAID FOR CORN AND OATS A. J. BALCH, Having rented the fine shop, formerly used by A. Brown, is now prepared to do all kinds of repairing, particularly in the line of Wagons, Sleighs, Bobs., etc. Wood-work on plows, also painting to The undersigned have now opened their Meat Market, one door north of Palmer's store where may be fouud a full and com- plete stock of All Kinds of Meats Which will be sold as CHEAP as possible. The patronage of the public is respect- fully solicited. GIVE US A TRIAL! BRUNDIN THOLSTRUP, Proprietors. CASH paid for Hides and Tallow. HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET On East side Broadway, first door smith of THE PEOPLE'S STOKE. Everything cheap and on short notice. Give Him a Call. ALBERT, LEA 1EOIT FOUNDRY WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS, HE PRO- POSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION THAN EVER BEFORE. paid for Kides, Tallow, W B. RUMSEY, ALBERT LEA MINN Attention given to collections Short time notes and mortgages y.jtf NEWSPAPER! MACHINE SHOP, GRAIN SEEDING DRILLS, PLATFORM SCALES FANNING MILLS, MILK SAFES, AND SCANDINAVIAN DRAG. manufactured, and Hie most perfect to br found in market as cheap us tlie cheapest. All kinds of CASTINGS furnished on short notice, and REPAIRS upon ma- chinery done to order. FOUNDRY near t'je Soutliern Minnesota Rnilronrl depot. 14120 ALBERT LCA MINN. MEAT MARKET WILLIAM TUNELL Again calls attention to his FINE MEAT MARKET, Where can be found at all times, choice cuts of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Sausage, fyc. Also PISH, POULTRY, and WILD GAME in their season. BROADWAY, near Armstrong's Bank- ALBERT LEA, MINN. WKITB To 9KSM COLLEGE SCHOCi TKACHEBS ThoTongUy Fitted. A yph'tidid estate, with a residence almost roy.l lay with- in of their prttty home, and just, through the death of old Mr. UP! niont. n childless passed into the hands oT a youny relative, expected soon to vi'-it the promises Zoo Corsair and her prudent inuthcr had decided to appropriate both owner and estate as Ronn as possible after his arrival. The new tutor, Mr. Hamilitn, roon became a frrea' favnii'e with his pupi's. as he did in fiiinlv, lie soon became well acquainted with beautiful treated him with cool politenors. Of Blanche he saw little. She was only the poor relation, dependins on her nn- ctc for support, therefore compelled to bear every imposition ;md caprice her selGsh aunt and saw fii to inflict. One little enjoyment was solitary spot, a deep ravine, wildly romantic and secluded, not far from her uncle's residence. Thither she went, one beautiful afternoon about tho first of October, tripping alonj. down the small winding path that le meet you an introduce to all the beautiful lady, who to-morrow morning, will be litii bride Scarcely had he finished speaking when the young man enfered the room with Blanche hanging upon his arm her face radiant with happiness. Our late tutor es'chimed Mrs Corsair cried Zoc, sinking into a chair. It is quite true, said the young man. And now let me hope to see you at our wedding to-morrow.' All were present, except Zoe, whose disappointment was too great to pernii her to form onu of the wedding party. A I'arrot Story. The negro minstrel Thatcher, the other evening, told a ludicrous story to u big audience at the Grand Opera House in Cincinn.'iti, that has kept them laughing ever since. Two sailors who had u parrot with them, went into a magician's Sshow, in an upper some fureign city. The three consti- tuted an audience. After each feat the magician's, one of the sailors would remark. that's pretty good wonder what they'll do'next." Finally one of the sailors permission to smoke, wh'.cb the magician granted, forgetting that in the roomJbetieath was stored an immense quantity of gunpowder. The jack tars and the parrot continued to enjoy the show, one sailor adding the pleasure of his pipe, and the other re- marking each trick, that's pret- ty good; wonder what they'll do next." A spark from the smoker's pipe chanced to drop through a crack in the floor into tlae powder, and something sud- denly occurred Sailors and magicians, parrot and all, rose above party pre- and were nil blown to kingdom come, in a million fragments. All ex- cept the poll-parrot, tie landed in a lieap of bruised flesh and burnt feath- ears in a potato patch three miles away. He was utterly demoralized. It took some moments to collect himself, and when he had partially done so, he bopped limpingly upon a fence remarked That's pretty good won- der what they'll do nest." How a Secret Obtained. The history of cast steel presents curious instance of a manufacturing se- cret stealthily obtained, under the cluak of an appeal to philanthropy. The main distin'ctiou between iron and steei. as everybody knows, is that the latter contains carbon. The one is converted into the other by being heated a con- siderable time in contact with powdered charcoal in an iron box. Now, steel thus made is unequal. The middle of the bar is more carbonized than the ends, and the surface more than tho centre. It is therefore unreliable. Uniform work ounnnt, be made out of it. For many purposes it wll answer, but where accuracy is required it f'.iils Nevertheless, before the revolution of cast steel nothing was better In 17GO there lived in Atteroliffe, near Sheffield, England, a watchmaker named Huntsman. lie became dissat- isfied with the watch springs in use, and set himself to the task of making them homogeneous. thought he, I can melt a peace of stool and cast it into an ingot, its composition should be the game throughout." He succeeded. His steel became famous. Huntsman's ingots for Sue work were in universal demand. He did not call them casf, steel. That was his secret. About 1770 a large manufactory of this peculiar style was established at AtlerclifTo. The process was wrapped n secrecy by every means within reach and faithful men hired, the work divided and subdivided, large wages paid, an'l stringent oaths admin- stered It did not answer. One mid- winter night, as the tnll chimneys of the AttercIifTu steel works belched their smoke, a traveler knocked at the eate It was bitterly cold the snow ell and tl.e wind howled across he moor. The stranger, apparently a )lowman or agricultural laborer, seek- ng shelter from the storm, awakened 10 suspicion Scannit-2 the wa3'f.irer closely, and moved by motives of hu- manity, the foreman grnnteJ his request and let him in. Feigning to be worn ut cold and fatigue the poor fel- ow sank upon the floor, and soon ap- peared asleep. was far "Vom hit intention. He closed his eyes ipparently only. lie saw workmen :ut bars of stee1 into bits, place them n crucibles, nnd thrust the crucibles nlo a furnnec. The fire was urged to Is extreme power until the steel was melted. Clothed in wet rajrs to protect hemselves from the heat, the workmen !rew out the glowing crucibles, and loured their into a mould. Mr TunUmun s factory had nmre o dUc'lose. The secret of n.aking cast (eel had ber'ti found. Outwitting The Redskins. It was towards the close of Hummer day that a cance, containing a tangle oc- cupant, might have been seen flouting down the Missouri river at the will of the current. The occupant was a man, whose bronzed features, dishevelled ht'ir, and whiskers of many months' growth, and buckskin garments showed that ho was one of chose hardy adventurers that lead the noumdie of a hunter. Tue fame of Coll Chance as a hunter, scout and slratagisr. was heard through- out the great Northwest. He was born npon the frontier, cradled amid "Its dangers, and reared among the horrors of tbescalping-knife, and tomahawk; yet, had one of his Iriends seen him at the time we intro- duce him to the reader, as he reclined in his canoe, apparently in a deep re- verie, he would have supposed that the scout was totally unconcious of the dan- ger that surrounded him.' A mile or BO had thus been silently traversed, when the scout routed him- self up to find the sun fast lowering in the western sky. Humph Coil, old he said to himself, this wont and, seizing he oars, he drove the canoe forward at a rapid rate upon the turbulect cur- rent In a few minutes a small island, in the middle of the river, came in view before him. Upon this he at once made up his inicd to encamp for (he night, as the place would be an admirable one to guard a sudden Furprise by the prowling redskins. A few strokes of the oars, and the the WE.have kept pumpkins until Au- gust in a" perfectly .sound state, by simply placing them singly upon a scaffold in the cellar, where the temper- ature never reached the freezing point, nd ranged generally between forty and Ifiy. The cellar was dry, owing to the ufiuence of a heater. Under such con- ditions there is no difficulty in preserv- ng pumpkins or potatoes ic the very jest state to a late period in the follow- "ng Germantown Telegraph. Science is discussing the question, What will become of the last man We He'll get left. Feed Your Land. From the Minnesota Fainier. No man possessing any intelligence would fora moment think that liecoul get any work out of hia hoise withou feeding it- Yet thousands of farmer fi-op their lands year after year, thu removing the Pulublc elements tha make up the fertility of the soil, with out ever thinking to make any roturt to the soil to compensate for the gradu al and constant exhaustion Too many farmers suppose that land which produce good crops year afte year, arc inexhaustible, but time al ways proves this to be a great error Some soils possesses plant constituents sufficient to hist n long time, but "when those constituents become so reduce- that there is not enough left for tin use of full crops, the productive powi-i of the soil will gradually diminish, unti it finally becomes worth lets. Many years a the great whcai producing region of the country was the Genesso and Mohawk Valleys in New York. Those lands once produeec from 35 to 40 bushels per acre, but have long since been reduced to less than 20 bushuls per acre. Only a few years ago certain western states produced an average yield of to 30 bushels (.f wheat per acre, that now cannot keep the average of 15 bushels without the annual opening ol new lands. Not long since the world was called upon to wonder at the for. tilify of California wheat lands, pro- ducing the enormum yields of 40 to 60 bushels of wheat per aero. Now it is a lamentable fact that these same lands hardly average 10 bushels. The eim pie cause of all this deplorable result is the fact that these soils have been ex- hausted of the soluble elements of fer- tility by the constant growing of one crop without return of any fertilizing matter to compensate for this constant removal of plant food. Farmers of Minnesota, look at" the above, and remember that the .uuie condition of things will sooner or later result with us, if we do not speedily change our system of wheat forming. If wise, we will learn lessons from the experience of others. Let us remember this important and well established fact, that as longns the system is practiced to remove every- thing and return nothing, the fate of the most fertile soil in the world is complete exhaustion of all the elements of fertility. We can boast of the great crops we iire now getting from our fertile virgin soil, but a continua.iou of our present system will in a few years cause us to irag of the crops we used to get in rormer years, and to regret and lament hat our crops and lands have so sadly degenerated. Bob, can you tell me why I'm like he moon when it is twenty-three days Bob couldn't toll, and the (uestioner explained Because I've >assed my last quarter." Gently the days along, and the louse-fly who knows his business, will oon begin to pick up cotton batting ind hunt for a crevice near the stove- >ipe. A husband who only opposed bis wife's ill humor by silence, was told by friend that he was afraid of his wife." It is not she I am afraid of." eplied the husband, it's the noise." prow of the canoe touched upon slurc. Taking up his rifle, die tcout sprang rifehore, and as he turned to makj fast his canoe, a great wind drove it out iiilo the htreani beyond his reach This proved quite a serious accident to Chance. JJe cou'd ill spare, the canoe, lor he was then at the end of one of a thnjgpdays' jorney. He at once determined to recover the truant craft; so, divesting himself of his belt and buckskin ovcrshirt, he plunged into the river, and struck out after the canoe, which by this lime had been carried some distance below the isl uid. The scout wns a swift swimmer, but. owing to the lightness of the canoe, and' the power of the current, it had drifted a hundred yards below the inland be- fore he overhauld it. With i-ouie difficulty Chance threw himself into the craft, and peiziag the ours, headed toward the iMcnd. At that instant, a large, bowl-like can e, containing two powerful Sioux out from beneath some drooping willows on the shore at his right, and stood in directly between him and the island. The scout's first thought was of his rifle, but tbit, with the re.-t of his arms, was upon the i-land. flis next thought that of escape, but that was im- possible, for already tho rifle of one of the Indians was levelled at his brcst. and he knew a single movement would prove fatal The scout's s-iiuatinn was precarious There was but little hope of escape, yet Coll Chance was never known to give up anything without an effort to save it, were it in danger. Quickly and carefully he tneisured with his practiced eye the distance that intervened between hib and the savages'canoe, then he sprang to his lec't. but as he did so, his c.inoe rocked violently, the savages' rifle cracked, he t eeli-d back, then tottered forward, threw up his arms, and with a cry of pain, fell forward from the canoe, and was swallowed up in the deep waters of the river. With a yell of triumph the savages drove their canoe forward, eager to tear tho scalp from the head of their onemy the iofffant his body urose to the sur- faoe But they were doomed to disappoint- ment. The body did not appear. They drove their canoe hither and thither, trying to penetrate the depths of the water with their flushing, serpent- like watching either shores lest ho might escape unharmed by swimming under the water. But their search was all in vain, iheir victory was turned into defeat, for the rral victory of on Indian lies in his securing the victim's scalp. At last they gave up the search and headed their course towards the shore. By this lime it was sunset, and g landed and made fait their c-noe, the savages went back a lew rods into the timber and lit a fire. This done, they filled their pipes and stretched themselves upon the ground and began smoking and talking. Scarcely had an hour elapsed when a casual observer might have seen the Indians' canoe move silently out from the shadow of the store, propelled by some unseen power. reached the middle of the stream, it turned and moved up toward the island at a surprising rapidity. In a few moments the island was reached, and lijfe next instant Coll Dhance, the scout, arose up from under he wide ritn of the c-moe, fiee nnd un- larmed, save where the savages' bul- et had raised n large red welt upon his cheek. Ila, ha, ha burst triumphantly Vom the scout's lips tho moment he tond upon the island, -'uiy red beauties, loll Chance is not tho boy to be cuught Tho savages heard his triumphant augh, and started up with a cry of sur- irise, and ran to where .hey had- fast- ncd their cunoe, to find it gone The scout paw their dark forn.B iioving alone the shore in the shadow F the trees, and at once brought his ifle to bear upon them, but with what ffect ho was unable to tell. But let us sue how the scout made iis escape. As we said before, he measured with iis eyes the distance that intervened ictween nnd the savages' canoe.and hen, in rising to hb feet, he rocked ui in. and the moment___, _r plunged into the river, nnd, beneath t ue surface, .i.c atone direct IJ under the stern of the savages' which, being rout.ded at the and quite at the complete IT serened the scout's frtStothc viuw of those within the By keeping his body undrr water, and holding on to a soiall projection on the side of the canoe, the scout wan enabled to keep his place under tho wide-rimmed canoe without the least inconvenience And thus, while they wcr9 for his dead body to rise to the suYface of the stream, he was rory snugljrMMtd quite safely ensconced directly under thetn withit) arms' reach. The scout was not troubled further that nJpht. flic next morning re- fumed his journey unmolested. In conclu.iiiorj, I will say this is hat of the thousands of adventured through which those pass whose spirit of adventure has led them to breast the dangers and hardships of the Far West. Burglary. Mr. Miggs had a very clear idea of the causes leading to the riot. He said he was glad of it, and hoped it would spread through the country until the l: cussed rich was made to know" what it is to suffer. Blr. Hobart, in the grocery at the lime, took an entirely different view of the matter He said the rirlers were in the wrong, and should be put down at any cost. He did not believe in handling them with gloves. He said They outfit to be shown that they can't have their own way in ererything they undertake. Thoy must undef-' stand that they can't destroy property, interfere vn'th othrr people vfurfcinjr, nnd block the wheels of commerce. It's (licy hain't got me to deal vciiii. I'd show "em. I'd stand none of theilf impudence. I would pitch into them nnd blow every mother's son of them in'.o eternity in less than a (wink. ling. It makes me mad enough to bite my own head off to see this milk-and- running awny from the emer-ir-ncy. You just want lo face these fellows. They aro a mean, cow- ardly set, and a man with any via) nnd courage could whip a hundred of them. Oh, I'd show them, I would, if I only had a hand in this t'ling. They wouldn't bully me. I can tell you that." Mr. Hobart, exhausted By the fervor' of his virtue, and the cxr reFsion there- of, took his handkerchief from his hat and vigorously mopped off his face Then he sugar he' leaving the other customers intensely imbued with the strength of his pur- pose and the indomitable fixedness of his will. It wns two o'clock nest morning when Mr. Hobart was awak- ened by n nudge from Mrs. Ilobart. He had been laying on his back and dreaming that he was dragged into the cellar of a vacant by a man who had a rnznr and was feeling in the dark for throat He awoke with a start and a cry. while his whole body was" recking with perspiration. fie wanted to speak, but he dared not. The darkness about him seemed filled with forms of demons, possessed of rnzors, and looking for his throat. William whispered his wife "do yon hear that He tried to ask what, but his parched tongue prevented his utterance. Some one is in the she said. She merely whispered it, but it sounded to him with the distinctiveness hnrn. ft seemed as if her" voice would have drowned the roar of the Nirgara. he trembled in every joint: Shuf up he managed to hisa be- tween his clenched teeth. There's some one in the house, I took -ap the worth of i nad purehaFcd and went home tell come her dreadful whisper. Get up and strike a light." Go to s'eep. you old he hissed bact. There is no one here." He shook like a leaf as he spoke. She reiterated her impression, but he did not hear it. He had cr.isvjed, under the ai.d smothered by the heat, still had hope that he was not in danger. She felt around until she came s cross him, and then she threw off the clothes and demanded that he get up and strike a lijrut. Let tne he whispered ID ah agonized voice. Do you want ino killed, mad woman Get up and strike a sho said. Get up He get up and expose his person to the cruel knife of a blood- thirsty foe What could his wife be thinking of? She had no sympathy with him. He really thought if his life was fpared he would kill her and thus rid the world of a monster. In the meantime he crawled out of out so noislossly that his wife did not know of his going, and crept under the bed, with a million goose-pimples covering his flesh. And while Mrs Hobart was wondering whether her husband was secretly silently braining the robbers in the back yard, he was under the bed, com- pressed into the smallest possible space and thinking of what ho would do to the strikers if he could only be brought face to face with them. A few days ago a prisoner, wrth a face on him that excited much remark on account of the meanness bis eic- pression, was brought into court to sentenced for stealing some clothes elF i line. As he was known to be u very siippery character, one of our hand- somest and most vigilant deputy sher- iffs took a seat by his side. After a while the prisoner leaned over and whis- pered to the officer Won't yon do- me one little The officer1 promised (o do so, with one of the kind- liest smiles we have ever seen in a court- room. The prisoner whispered sit a little further off; I'd rather pnyl hundred dollars than have people laki tne for a deputy sheriff." The difference between the preach the builder, and the architect church i tor, the l bo director. The 5 ndvprtiseme-it pf tttecfci female correspond sense or have no Merchants should barrels There in a r IK.WSPAPFRI ;