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Freeborn County Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1877, Albert Lea, Minnesota T1IVHBDAT. In Advance. 92 00 ABVKUTISINCI. I 2 1.50 2.50 3.50; 4 50, 5.501 5 2oi 4 w 2.50 3.50 5.00 ti.OO 7.00 G 00 8.50 K3.50 8.50 12 13.00M8 5 50ilO 30 .00130.00 OO.HO HO. B. D. E. P. HIDBS. H. O.SBROWN CO.'S BANK OF ALB1IT LEA. VOLUME 17. ALBERT SEPTEMBER 13, 1877. NUMBER 37 Established in 1865. S. S. EDWARDS Photograph Eooms Broadway, opposite PostofFice. Oil IPHoto'w, Groins, .Sco In the LATEST STYLES, anil at REA- SONABLE PRICES. AL15EHT LEA MINN ALBBftT LBA, MINNESOTA A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. H. 0. BROWN CO. BANKERS. ]8t Nut. Bank, St. Patil. 4th Nat. Bank, Now York. t. Bank, Austin. 3d Chicago. tBB FREEDOM (JOlim BASK. H. AR.Vt.STirOXv Hanker. ALBERT LEA. MINN. Boots and Shoes. jr. r Manufiiciurer of i. Repairing done to order. Leather for All at the lowest prices, arid warrant- ed to (five perfect, ctiti-sfaetion. Bhop on cast siOe of liroadway. ALBERT LEA MINN B. fTHALL, M. D., PHYSICIANS SURGEON, SHELL ROGK, MINN, Office at tho Shell Rock Hotel Ofllce aud Ofllce. M. DODGE, M. D., i SURGEON. Residence up Shun over the Tout TEREClTANDERSOH, FA8IIIOABLE CLOAK-DRESS-MAKER Over WeOg Spicer-s Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, Minn. Well Trimmed FOR f 5 cents, AT ALBERT LEA, MINN. JO O Koxvlaiicl TMC, X> ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON TWIN LAKE CITY, MINN., Will treat all diseases to which mankind is subject, to the best of his ubility. Dr. Rowland lias nmde a speciality ot discuses of Women and Children, and chronic diseases of long standing. By long expeiience aud strict attention to his profession, he is con- fident of treating all curable diseasas with success. Obstetrical cases treated with care and success. Consultiouat free, lo JOHN STAGE'S MILLINERY GOODS! DR. A. If. STREET, TMOMPSOM Have just opened a new Boot Shoe Shop. "WILL CONSTANTLY KEEP ON HAND A FULL LINK OF 0 st t cL Goods, all of which will be sold cheap LADIES' AND GENTS' FINE GOODS A SPECIALTY. GOOD FITS GUAR- ANTED, AND ALL WORK Repairing done on short notice, nud according to contract. GIVE THEM A CALL. Broadway. one door north of tlic Webber House, Albeit Lea Miun, Maker nud Repairer of Boots Shoes. 8bop on Clark street, north and oppo- of Wedge Ppiccr's Drug store. FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN ore employed. Rspniring done to order, cbenp and on notice. Give him a c-ill Albert Lea, Minn. OFFICE, OVER THE UR0G STORE, South of Post Cilice, Albert Lea, Minnesota. DR. DE ffi. 3E3 1ST T X S Office over Wedge Wnlfsberg's store, {roiuhvr.y, Albert Lea LA TEST STYLES MRS. 0, S. WARREN keeps a large Stock of MILLINERY, NO- TlONS.nnd FANCY GOODS of all kinds, which cannot fail to please EVERYBODY. CALL A1TD EXAMINE TIER ITOCK. ff JLtmd .figent E. C. STACY. STACY ttornej-s at Law, Flour Feed DEALER IN FLOUIi, FEED, BRAN, OATS, CORN, OAT-MEAL, itc At Lowest Market Price, Clark Street, near corner of Broad- way, Albert Lea, .Minn. CASH PAID FOR CORN AND OATS A. M. TyilF.n. TYRER, Notaries Public, Real Est.'Ue ,'ind ijjjr Apents. CONNKYANCINU" all kinds adeuiately done, acknowledg- ments taken oaths administered. paid, Titles investigated, Land-i bought and sold. Particular attention pani to collection. Corner Clark and Newton Sis., Albert Lea The Great Hotel. The shades of night were falling fust As to Ibe clerk my traps I passed. My name was booked and in a trice This well-dressed youth called once or 927 My heart was sad; my eyes grew dim As I surveyed (be btyle of him. Like silver-plated clarion rung That number from his ready 927 In lower roomt I saw the light Of happy guests gleam warm and bright Above the spectral stairway Bhoue, And from my lips escaped a 927. Try not the stairs a bell-boy said The rooms are email, up overhead They grumble sore who (here And sadly t-till my voice 927. Oh, the maiden eaid; What else she eaid I shall not tell. A tear stood in my cold glass eye, As, pointing up, I made Beware the roof and scuttle-door BiMvnre where you've ne'er been before This was the porter's last good-night. My voice replied, far up the 927. At break of day, us heavenward The tramp of chamber-maids was heard Upclimbing, wondering who was there, A voice sighed on the morning 927. There, in the morning, cold and gray, Up close beneath the roof he lay, And ne'er had been ao near to heaven As when lie reached Nine-twenty-sevcn. JOHN L.OVI.UY. JAMTR LT. TAUKKU LOVELY PARKER, A-i. L Office in 1 1 u wilt's Hlock, up feiiiir1-. 1st door ALBERT LEA, __-.._ M1N W 'V ISbJlrl. JL A. TV 1> 3POK IS.A. JL. IS 2 ALBERT LliA, MINN. JOHN ANDERSON, A-JCTOKIVKY II, AAV ANIJ NOTARY PL' f Office over Wedge Spicer'i Drug Store, ALBERT LEA, MINN. J. A. ANDERSON. CLARK AND NEWTON Albert ten, STS. Miun NICE LINK OF DRY ARRIVING, AND MORE ON THE WAY. See our LADIES' CASSIMERES, all colors. FRESH STOCK OF GROCERIES! JUST RECEIVED. Roasted Rio Coffee! GERMAN MUSTARD by the PINT, QUART, or GALLON. As I have stopped the credit business I Can dell at the possible figures, mid do not have to put on an EXTRA price for bttl debts. J. A. ANDERSON. DRUG STOEEM G. T. GARDNER Having bilely purchased the slock of drugs belonging to JOHN WOOD, and adding liugely thereto, proposes to conduct one of BEST DRUG STORES III in the county, and will keep everything, not only in this line but also a full assort- ment of Wall Papur, Paints, Oils, Toilet Soaps, Blushes, aud Notions generally. Paints and Oils a specialty. lie has on hand now ono of the largest stocks of Wall Paper ever kept in the county. Mr, Gardner is a thoroughly educated druggist, and compounds eveiy prescrip' lion with the utmost care. Give him a call. Second door south of Postoffice, BROBDVVAY. ALBERT LEA, MINN. 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, SfetgJis, etc. Wood-work on plows, also paint-iflg to REAL ESTATE AGENCY. WE have for sale, lands and farms in every town in this county. TERMS to suit everybody. LOW prices, long time, nnd a low rate of interest. IF you desire to buy a faim, call on us. IF you have a furra or lauds to sell, call on us. OUR facilities for buying and selling lands, examining nml perfecting titles, are unequaled, as we have ABSTRACTS, TRANSFERS, and PLATS of every piece of land in this county. Stacy tT Tyrcr, Albert Lea, Minn. April 25, 187C. Jtleat Jifarlcets. Everything cheap and on short notice, drive Him a Call. A. HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET! On East side Broadway, first door south of THE PEOPLE'S STORE. WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS, HE PRO- I POSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION THAN EVER BEFORE. paid for Hides, Tallow, OUR GUARDIAN. From the Vojce of Masonry. We were orphans, and sibter Lilus and I. We lived with our guardian and his mother, in a lovelv little town in the eastern part of Massa- chusetts, near the capital. Our guar- dian's home was built in an antique, Gothic style, which pave it ft look of elegance. Cupolas projected majesti- cally from between the roofs porticos, conservatories adorned it on all sides. Maples and evergreens grew thickly about the writ kept (.-rounds, in the west side of which wah a large, white painted Rummer-house, in which Lilas was wont to speed tbo ear- liest part of tbe mornings rending tbo works of her favorite poets, for Lilas was very foud of poett j, aud inclined to be poetical herself I was not lite Lilas in looks, disposi- tion, or manners Oh, how often I wibhed I was Lilas had a fair, mild face, and soft, penile, winning ways, nnd her voice was low and sweet. She never flew into a passion or spoke harsh, unkind words, as I did, innumerable times a day Every living thing loved and worshiped her, and our guardian more than anyone clbe and DO wonder for was she not the putifihiue, the angel of his home I was jealous of Lilas. Why, I would blueh to tell, and unless you can guess you will never know, not from me, at least. One day Mr Ellswot th, our guardian, took Lilas out riding, and not me I punched him for that blight by letting cherished mocking bird out of the window, free as uir. When he missed it he fiucstioned the servants, and aa he received no satisfaction from their re- plies, he finally sought and interrogated Die, and I was obliged to confess' my sin, which I did without tho slightest hesitation. What was your he asked, regarding me with displeasure. "Merely amusement, I returned. coolly, then stood like a statue, listening with seeming unconcern to the lengthy lecture he delivered for the benefit of my yes; seemjag, indeed. You had better be careful, or off you go to he warned, in conclusion. But as he had threat- ened me with that several times before, and never made a movement to carry the thre.'it into'eseeution, it had no ef- fect upon me this time. I am not afraid I know you will not send me I declared, confi- dently. Why aro you so certain of that he asked. Because it would grieve Lilas to be parted trom I returned, looking him straight in the eyes He said nothing, but took up the evening paper, and commenced to peruse its contents, and I went from the room. Company pn the drawing-room for you, Miss Sue, tbe waiting maid, informed me, as I stepped out into the hall. Who is it? Tasked, looking down on my soiled, rumpled dress, while I took up the ball that lay at my feet, and Bent it whirling in the direction of iny sister and our guardian.. It per- formed its mission faithfully. Mr. Ellsworth's hat lay crushed and con- quered at hia feet, and I stood victori- ous. Mr. I called, are you damaged, as well as hat he replied, laughing. Then asked Who threw that ball I did." Be more careful another ho advised, and took further notice of us. A couple of hours later my friends bade me good-bye, with a promise to come again on the following week to spend two or three days, and Lilas and Mr Ellsworth, who Were standing by. exchanged a swift look that ppoke vol- umes of horror. Arn't they uica I said, looking after them admi- ringly. Taste differs Mr. Ellwrorth replied shortly. Very trae." I said, 'with pretended gravity, very true, indeed 'ana I nodded my head in a thoughtful way, and walked along np the stairs. 1 will tell you what I keep in an envelope, locked up in my portfolio. A picture. One day I took it out to look at, as I often did, when suddenly a girlish voice exclaimed gaily So I have caught you at last, you rogue Whose pic It wae Lilas. There she stood looking over iny shoulder. She bad stopped short with surprise and wonder at see- ing whose likeness it waa at which I was gazing. For a moment I was speechless with humiliation, then with a mighty effort I partly recovered my- self, turned, and faced the pale, sweet face of iny sister almost fiercely: "What do you mean by stealing into my room S. M R. R. LANDS. These valuable lands which remain tin- Bold, iu Frecborn County, are still offered low prices, aud on easy terniH. Now is the Time to secure Them. Inquire of the undersigned, to who all moneys due the Trustees on Lan should be pnid. No extensions of payments where taxes an not f aid. M. CONANT, Agt. of Trustees, IN FW SPA PERI ALBERT LEA IRON FOUNDRY -AHVID MACHINE SHOP, GRAIN SEEDING DRILLS, PLATFORM SCALES FANNING WILLS, MILK SAFES, AND SCANDINAVIAN DRAG. manufactured, and the most perfect lo be found in market chenp as the cheapest. All kinds of CASTINGS furnished on short notice, and REPAIRS upon ma- chinery done to order. FOUNDRY ncnr the Southern Minnesota Ratlrond depot. 7412B ALBERT LEA MINN. MEAT MARKET WILLIAM TUNELL Again calls attention to his FINE MEAT MARKET, Where can be found at nil times, choice cuts of Beef, Pork, Mutton, Sausage, Also FISH, POULTRY, and WILD GAME in their season. BROADWAY, near Armstrong's Bank- ALBERT LEA, MINN. smoothed my hair with my hands. Miss Rosa Morris, her sister, and cousins." I drew a breath of relief, the cloud vanished from my brow, and I gave a skip towards tho drawing-room. What a blessing it is only them, and not those old-maidish, fox eyed Misses Wylde I thought, as J joy- fully hurried into the presence of mv friends, who were all just the kind o'f girls I of fun and mischief, and not at all particular. What a glo- rious afternoon we had, racing around the lawns, and playing tag to our hearts content, in spite of Lilas' gentle remon- strance Up-staits, down-stairs, into every room we flew, making a racket wherever we went But what cared we so long as we enjoyed ourselves. I am sure Lilas and Mr. Ellsworth wished with all their hearts my visitors would go, but they didn't. I invited them to stay to tea, and they were very willing. So Lilas and Mr. Ellsworth had to live and endure, nnd smile for the sake of politeness and hospitality. After tea we went out on one of tbo front piazzas to rest ourselves before renewing our game of ball Lilas and Mr. Ellsworth wore promenading around, acting very silly and disgusting, J thought, but lovers always do, and so I observed to my friends, who all agreed that I was right. They are so oblivious to our proximity, what a pleasure it would be to make them aware of it by sending this ball flying over them, knocking off Mr Ellsworth B stove-pipe, accidental- ly, you I said, significantly. They laughed, and their eyes.sparkled. You wouldn't said Rosa. "I her siater replied. That settle J it. I arose deliberately, ike a spy I demanded angrily, scarcely knowing what I said "Oh she said, with sorrow- ul reproof. "Oh! T mimicked; then suddenly burst into a merry pea) of aughtcr that lasted a minute. flow ridiculous What Lilas asked timidly. I actually believe I frightened her. You are a was oiy compli- mentary reply. But she did not resent t as I should promptly have done. She s as as n Jamb. Fudge I said, because rou have happened to surprise ms in ooking at a photograph, pray, don't unagine anything that has no founda- ion." I returned her searching look teedily, then waltzed singing out of the. ooui, to show her how light-hearted I elt. You know pride is a great sus- ainer. How it helps us bear our heav- est burdens in silence with wonderful brtitude, and without it what woeful ooking objects many of us that and the following week L was iu high spirits. Never hud sung more gaily, nor laughed more reely never had my eyes shone more brilliantly, nor the roses on my cheeks bloomed more brightly than then yet, was Lilas convinced I could not tell, One day I had been confined to my room with a sick head-ache. Lilas had been with mo all day, and, towards evening, thinking she must be tired of her day's imprisonment, I told her I wished to slepp, and that she need not keep vigil over me. She kissed me, left me, and 1 was soon after in the land of dreams. That sleep revived me wonderfully, for when I awoke, I felt like a new creature, so I arose, dressed, and went donrn-stairs, and out on the froot veranda, and there eat down in a rustic seat to enjoy tho cool, fiesh evening breeze. How delightful, how exhilarating it was, and I thought, Would that your cool breaths eould but bear away with them all trouble and sorrow, what a beautiful and happy world this would be." I had scarcely been seated a minute, when, through the open window of the parlor, the well- known voice of my guardian fell upon my ear, uttering sounds that deprived me of all but one sonse, that of hearing. Lilas, I have loved you ever since you were a little school girl, and as you have given me reason to think that I am not indifferent to you, I now ask you to accept tho heart and band that I now offer you." Reader, do not think meanly of because I I remained there, for, for the life of tne I could not stir, indeed I could hot. Why did it take my sister BO long to answer? Speak, I heard our guardian say, in his gentle, commanding way. But still she was mute. this time there was a ring of sternness in his voice, "what means this silence? Speak." Guardy, I she said, huski- can it be possible Oh, how I wished the earth would open and swallow uie up. I tried to wrench tny face away, but he held it so firmly that I could not. No, Ona, tell me where you have been, and then I will out de- tain you1 louger." If you keep me here from now un- til to-morrow, I will not tell you. There now I eaid, making an effort to re- cover my impudent, resentful manner. "Go Ona." he said, releasing me, but do not think you have succeeded in deceiving me." A great lump came to my throat.ond I could only look at him appealingly. he baid coldly. Mr Ellsworth, do I began, but I stopped short. A feeling of des- pair came over me. What could I say to exonerate without betraying myself Oni, let these moments of humili- ation be a lesson to and so saying he left me, left me to straggle with emotions almost slifled mo. What on earth did she mean Why not because it is 'no' you would eay Answer." Mr. Ellsworth- Yes or no, is it he interrupted. No." I scarcely caught the word, so low was it spoken. The triflcr Who would have thought that of Lilas There waa a silence of a minute which our guardian broke by Baying in a voice so cold and unnatural as to cause me to shudder, and which must have .cut poor sensitive Lilas cruelly So you have been amusing yourself at ruy expense. How dared you Dear bogan iny sister in a quivering tone, but as I had by this time come to my senses, I stopped to hear no more. How guilty and ashamed I felt ns I stole into the hall, like a thief, afraid of detection. I had only taken a couple of steps when Mr. Ellsworth came out of the parlor. How pale and unlike himself he looked. I oould not help coloring deeply beneath tho keen, ques-. tioning look he fixed on mo "I heard that you were confined to your room with sick he said. I stammered out some unintelligible reply. "Ona, look nt me." But this, although-1 tried, I tfould not do. He approached me, put his palm un- der my chin, raised my burning face., and scanned it piteously. That nicht for tbe first time since my mother became a member of the depart- ed ones in the silent church-yard, I wept, for oh, it was bitter to know I had sunk so low in his estimation but I could bear it, bear anything BO Inng us I knew my secret was my own. I did not go down when the breakfast bell rang tbe next morning. I waited until I saw our guardian ride away in his buggy before I left_rny room. On the stairs I met Lilns. Good morning, Ona, she said in her gentle way, as she flitted past me, looking like an apparition from another world in her white wrapper. Very thankful I was that Rosa Morris came over that morning to usk me to spend a few days with her. glad- ly I accepted the invitation. Although Rosa's home was as beau- tiful SB our guardian's, and Rosa herself was a d.nrling girl, those three days I spent with her were tho longest and dullest days I ever knew. And the only reason T can give, is, because I riiis'-ed tbe loved, familiar voices, and the dear presence of those at home- We are queer creatures, I said as I kissed her good-bye. What is the matter with phe said, regarding me curiously. Why nothing, you silly I returned gaily, as I sprang upon Snow's was the name of iny horse It was quite late when I reached home On my way to my room I came' face to face with our guardian's mother. She looked as if she had loat every Triced in the world. Has anything happened I asked To my surprise and alarm she burst into toars My' first thought was, something bos befal- len my Buter Lilas I exclaimed. She hag kept to her room while you have been She Bays, How is Mr. I inter- rupted Oh, Ona, he is going from his old loves him she answered bursting into a fresh flood of tears. Going where I as-ked. To she said. When? Why, he bade me good-bye half an hour since I meditated a minute. Cheer up, mother dear, be isn't out of town I eeid, as I patted her wrinkled check. But he will be in'tess she returned, disconsolately. Not if I can prevent and so saying I ran up tho stairs, and burst like a tornado iuto uiy Filter's room. She was lying on the bed, with her face biddeu in the pillows Lilas Lenuox I exclaimed in no gentle tone; but she only face closer iu the pillows. Lilas Leunor." I repeated, shaking her roughly, look up." She did so, and I could uot help thinking what a soft, winsome face hers was. "Arc you ill I questioned. She shook her head. I regarded her earnestly for a few minutes, then abruptly asked Lilas, is Mr Ellsworth going away She flushed to llio roots of her soft, yellow hair. "Why do you ask mo she eaid. "I know more about this affair thnn you tbiuk, aud if his going breaks his doting mother's heart, it will all be your I burst forth vehemently. She looked at me in n puzzled way, suddenly a glad illuminated her countenance, and she murmured Have I than been mistaken." It was now my turn to look puzzled. "Ona, t am not indifferent our guardian, but I she hesited. "What did you think, I said, encouragingly. Stoop down and I will whisper in your ear." 1 obeyed her request, and when I raised head again there were tears in my eyes. And you rejected him on that ac- count I could Lilas, you an and 1 clasped her tightly in my arms. Oua, what shall we do about "I know, that is and I hur- ried from the roem. Sue, please tell Tom to saddle my horse, and have him' in front of the door, inside of five I request- ed of the little waiting maid. Five minutes later I had reseated utyself on Snow's friendly back, and was galloping at a brisk pace along the pleasant, fa- miliar roads. As I passed the villagers, bowing and smiling right and loft, I fancied I heard them say as they had in reality often done There goes that hoyden, Ona Lennox." I arrived at the depot just in time to fee our guardian about to1 step into tho train. Mr. Ellsworth I called. He turned, and upon seeing me I thought ho frowned, and the remem- brance of three evenings before, rushod upon me, and sent a flush of shame to my face. He nrprnnched me. Why nre you ben-, O...1 'i he naked. Lilas wants you to return I replied in a low voice. Did she send you No, sir." How, then, do you know she wants me to return Because she loves you." You ara mistaken." No, sir, she told me so." That she loved me Yes.'sir." Why then did she reject me to see how I would take it, perhaps. If so please inform her that I atn not to be recalled at and he would have gone, but 1 caught him by the sleeve. I stiid, impatiently, please give me n chance to explain her conduct, and you will think more highly of her than ever." Be quick, he said. I beul Ofcr, and looked roguishly into his eyes LiUs rejected you be- cause she thought her poo: sister, too, was in-love with and 1 laughed so loud as to shock his refined feelings, aud attract the attention of all around. he said, reprovingly. But a spirit of contrariness bad taken posses, bion of me, and again I laughed, this time louder than before. That is just why she declined the honor you prof- fered her." She in an angel he exclaimed, enthusiastically. That is exactly what I told her." But it was rather foolish of her to think that little school-girl like in love with an old man like me." You are pretty thirty-five.arn't you He smiled, I wondered why. Lila? met us on the front steps when we got home, blushing like a rose How perfectly composed you look, I as I caught up tho skirt of my riding habit, and dashed into the house, for I did not care to witness their reconciliation more than they cared to have me. On the following jfteck my sister's wedding trousseau was commenced. I watched the preparations with a glad ligl t in my eyes, and a bright smile ou my lips. That is the way we mask our feelings. in the autumn Lilas was married, in the little Episcopal church, in which vte had been christ- ened. Very lovely aud ethereal she looked as stood before the alter, be- side her handsome bridegroom, taking the marriage vovrs, in a low, clear tone. They went to sunay Italy on their wedding tour, and I dismissed ujy teach- ers, put aside my books, and took a long vacation. At the expiration of six months Lilas and her husband returned How perfectly happy she looked. But perhaps she, too, wore a mai-k. No. Life is short and pleasaot." she-one day said to me, with u look of such perfect happiness, I could not doubt that she had found it so. Thank God for that. I no longer envy Lilas Would she not have sacrificed her hap- piness to spare my feelings God bless her. We have had a guest ia our house one who visits all, who slights no one, but he has gone and tuben one of our members with him. Very quietly, a ago, he entered through the door, at which he had stood many sorrowful months, and waited, aud with one cold breath extinguished the light of our home, then departed sa quietly as he came, leaving traces of himself that can never be obliterated. Oh death, grim, rolentle'd destroyer, why so often take the good and happy tirtt, and leave the wicked ones to trouble, aud tbo suffer- ing rues to btruggle Oh, who can answer that? Only God, and as we cannot Fee Him or heir His voice until we reach that unknown shore, no mor- tal will ever know. Lilas, to whom this world seemed an earthly paradise, is no more. Not even the tears of the grief stricken man iu the adjoining room, nor the piteous voice of her child calling her, can bring her back Oh why was she, so good, so loved by all, who had so much to live for, taken, and I'll not mur- mur at my lot i Aunty, aunty It is Lilas' little girj that calls-me. I promised Lilas to be a mother to her. I love the child dearly, and God knows how hard I mean to strive to fulfill that promise. But who can fill a mother's place Aunty, I am tired I sit down, take little Lilas in my arms, and rock nud sing hur softly to sleep. And as 1 pat her gently in her crib I muruiur a prayer of thanks that I havo her to love, at least; I then turn, nnd go to (he window, and gaze absently out Tho winds are moaning dismally among the trees, and the fine, soft soow is falling thick and fast, and n picture of yonder church-yard, as it must look in this kind of weather, rises before uiy eyes, and a feeling of utmost loneliness steals over me. as the thought forces itself upon me, there, under tbe sod, resD tSe remains of those who were nearest nnd dearest to me on earth But why grieve so bitterly Sooner or later I too must exchange my soft and snowy bed, for a damp, dark, and j is dearer to me-lhan everything else in the world, as I am to hef, fat tfrfl1 being, at least. She may change, but] never I. My pretty, winsome, littlo' Lilas. How much she reminds aa, with every look of Jhet soft blue with every word that conies from her sensitive little month, of her. gentle mother. And oh, how her father loves her, and thank? God sho bis other Lilaei, and hopes she will'grow up' J to be as be as-beautiful, pood, and true' as she was. And so'3o I with all my heart. Why she wouldn't! A young lady' was at a party during which quarrels between husband and wife were dis-0 cussed. I eaid an unmarried! older eon, that the proper thing is for' the husband to have it out at once, trad thus avoid quarrels for the future, t would light o cigar in the carriage after the wedding breakfast, and settle the smoking question forever." I would knock the cigar out of your in-' tdrrupted the btlle. Do you know, I don't think you would be he marked. A Singular Horse-Trade. Some men love to chaffer about prict'S-. They ore not mean or even but they have a taste for bargains. Their character is best Gerj Hotspur's words: I'll give thrice to touch land To any wcll-deiti-ting friend But in tbe way of bargain murk ye me. I'll cavil on the nintli part of ft The late Mr. Sownrd, on the'contrary, would not cavil on an ell, the ninth part of a hair." If ex- travagant price was aeked, he would merely decline to buy. If he hdd muy- thing to sell, he scorned to bave anr asking price and a sailing one." On one occasion he offered an unusual- ly good family horse for sale. A neigh-r bor, learned in horseflesh and fond of that rural delight, a horse-trade, came to look and buy. The horse brought out from, the stable and put through his paces. The neighbor examined tbe and then, after the manner of began to point out defects. -Tba poor animal was not in good fleih; there was something the matter with lusr wind he was not fat, and bud little en- durance, and a poor gait; hoots, hocks, pusterns, and shoulders were all wrong. Mr Scward eaid nothing except tcr order the horseback to the edible. What's that for 'I asked the tonished ueighbor. If he hns half the faults he replied Mr. Seward, he Is not worth your buying or uiy Belling, eo let us end the business." Tho man poudtrcd fur a moment, and then remarked, I gfress I'll the horse at your price but I've never" seen anybody sell a horse iu that way before. The other day a boy started lo home a yellow-jacket's nest to lie to- tbe dog's tail to have some fun. He didn't get the nest all the way as it bccauic so heavy he couldn't carry but he succeeded in coaxing liiost ot' the to accompany him with so much amusement that he hasn't once thought of fun or the dog since, and dosen't think he ever wiff. Let a man have a dollar iu bis et to go marketing andlheHrst thing he buys is a dime's worth of the wing tobacco and a five-cent cigar. Then he'll lay in a supply of 10 last u boarding-house a with the remaining fifteen cents he'll hire a boy to take the meat borne. A woman expends her uionty differently, hardly more judiciously. Twen.tvcent9 of it goes for a peek of greenx apples, fifteen cents for a cup of' honey, twen- ty-five cents for a new kind of potato-1 masher, ten cents for mock oranges, fifteen cents for sofl-shuHed fifteen cents for a soup bone', and her last dime for a glass of ice-cream koda. I Mackerel, when broiled or fried, to much improved by tqueczing the juioo of a lemon over it jtfst before sending to tbe table. To tell good eggs, put them iii water if the buts sum up they are not fresh. This is an infallible rule to. dis- tinguish a good egg from a bad one. clayey one, where a gleam of can force no passage, where earthly sounds can never reach me, in a home where all must go. I do not wish to think of thce, thou art.dfejblack, so narrow, and so desolate Heavenly Father, I pray Thee, thrust dread of the Inevitable out of my heart, and help- uie to believe nnd trust in Thee im- plicitly, and never to doubt thut Thou hast existed, and died to redeem me. Six yours have passed away. I am now twenty-seven, and Miss Lennox still, as L mean to bo as long ns I live. I havo bud plenty of suitors, and have plenty still, but not one of them comes up to my ideas. Yesterday Mr Ellsworth asked hie to marry him, and I answered, "No." You are surprised. No he took my answer very coolly. I knew he would, that is why I rejected him. He can retain my friendship and assist- ance ffithout Lilas'child Have Your Own Home1. Now, I suy to every mechanic and to cverjf day-luborer, If possible, bujf a piece of ground aud if necessary, ia order to pay for it, call on God and stop using tobacco. Gall on God, and let alone beer and strong drink of every kind." Say to jour passions, one cent for you." Say, "I buy ground for the saintly feet of uiy wife, to .tread upon." And us jou put up your- cot" tuge, say, I dedicate it to the Children that God shall give me. Saintly shall they become." Let every working mnn procure him a home, and let it be ifia ambition and glory of his life property that he may tuake that homo shine doubly bright; that hie .walls may not stare empty upon but'that they may blush with works of! tiy noble men. It would be one of greatest satisfactions et1 ttfc could see that the mass of the wurin men of niy time had hornet shone tue luxuries aud art of a larger hood and a more refined life. ThV'a aro thiugs which belong to men beeauno they are uieu aud they belong to work- ing men as much as to Ward Becclier. WATS OF PUTTING IT. is the scientific way If a man fulls asleep in a sitting posture, with his mouth, open, his jaw drops tongue not being in contact hard palate, the suctorial space ia Ifceratevj; the soft plate no longer ad" bores to'the roof of the tongue and, if respiration bo carried on through the mout'b, tbe muscular curtain begins to- vibrato." And this is the popular form i If s man doesn't keep his uuiuth abut when asleep, he'll snore." We always find a thousand excuses for our gravest any one wrongs us ia the least fense at once becutiieaV UnpatftfnAi We have a thousand. rCajorts whcrowi? to condemn otir but wherewith to oxotise bin' to see all things first thing whon I with -IWSPAPKR! not ona. ;