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Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
xeaTe Aiount vernon,
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R. C. HURD, President.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent. Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. R.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent. Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. R. TRAINS GOING WEST.
Xo. 1 Xo. 7 Sft 5 Xo. 3
nttsburg, 1.43A.X. .ioa.x.
Bochester SJOi 1018317 ! fiJH'
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Onrille,, 6.46 ". Sjn ."VL.43P JC 7.25
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TRAINS GOING EAST.
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Chicago, S.15A.X. 'J.jOi.m. aJCr.x, u.air.n.
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Orrrille, 2.13 1 0a) ". 7.11 " lux "
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Bochester, nsi " 1.UA.X. 11 JO .'1, Jj3a ."A
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Xo?ir Daily'exce'pTlfondayf X04. 37,82,
and 4 Daily except Sunday: Xos. 3 and 6,
TRAINS GOING EAST. F. R. MYERS. Gen. Ticket Agent.
C., R. I. & P. Railway.
Gotna.WeAL AAfui Pnit
.mu o.a. jo.. iio.4.
Ch(cago, 10,00am 1 'pu. 4,15pm. .7,'Wra I
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Joliet. ' , 1240 m 115 2,27 8,(13
Laallc,' 2.1!im 2,22am. 12,r8 2,33
Itock Island, ,45-
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IowaX'ity, ' 10.00
Det Moines, 3,15am 4,lUiim
11,30:1 mt 10
SIoJtiver,ar.lO,00 li,w dep.4.43 5J0
Xos. 1 and 4 tlailr except Sunday; Xos.2 and
3 daily except Saturday.
tllreattast. J Dinner. 4 Supper.
itMix 1,1 mum. raii
iuuuecbsai iouncii liiuns ana umauawith
Missouri Kiver Steamers .for Benton and nil
Upper Missomi Kiver Trading Posts and Un
ion Padllc Kailroad.
M. E. CHURCH,
G. A. nUGnES, PASTOrf, SEUVICE EVEItT
Sabbath at 10 o'clock, A. JI and 7 o'clock, I
a u. a tn.nt juKKimg luurMia evciiiiig.
EVANG. LUTHERAN CHURCH.
SERVICES EVEKV OTHEU SABBATH. AT
A. M. '.Prayer Meeting every
iuursaaj-cening- uev. AI. 1 rogeUong,
U. P. CHURCH.
EEV. W. M. GIBSOX, PASTOll. HOUKS FOB
Service at 11 o'clock,1 a. x. Sabbath school I
MWAiuciwii, A..AI. i-raverniecungThurs-day
evenings at7,'f oclock.
KEV. A. S. MILHOLLAND, PASTOR. MORX-ing
service at 11 o'clock. Sabbath school
1S o'clock. Evening service C o'clock.
Prayer meeting every Wclaesday evening at
1i o'clock. . '
GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
SERVICES EVERY SABBATH
AT 10 O'-.1.
clock, a. x. SnndayScbool at 9.
GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
r)its.'lOJtElEXE & WISE,
rnYsici.vxs and surueoxs; mii.i.ki-
""'K,"V'. uiuciiours etlne.iays,
from ln 5 0'clock.r. ,x and 011 atunl.iVF
iromuociocx a. a, to3 o'clock r.at. aitf
aw. nrTfiRiE, itljx
PllVSIiifa- AND SCRO'EON. Oflice in dlt
County, Ohio. Office hour, Wednesday and
5-aturdaiI, fromJitol2A.ji., and from "2 10 4
r.x. !A1) accountsjeonsidered due as soon
as services rendered. - . ,
HtV. C. STOUT, 31. D. !-,
SUCCESSOR OF E. BARXES, 1I.1.
tic Physician and burxeon,
COuntivOhio. Special-; attention girento
uuniuKUiu r emuie jiea$es. tonsultatloH
irec. (Trace nours irom v a. ai. to 3 1 . 31.
P. P. POMEREXE, "T
rilYSICIAX AXdVsuEGEOX, 'BEBMxi
Q'lio- t itrt
vr. 3r. ROSS, 3t. D.,
PHYSICIAX AXD'SURGEOX, MILEEtiS:
burg, Ohio. Office First door Wet or Cor
ncrfonnerly occupied bv Mulvnne. Resi
dence, second door south of T. 11. Balir
corner. Office daysWeduesday and Satur-
DR. S. WILSOX,
PHYSICIAX AXI SURGEOX, OFFICE AXD
Residence, Wet Liberty Street, Wooster.-O."
All accounts considered due as soon as ervi
ces are rendered. Ji- y st9
J. G. BIGffAM, 31. D.,
PHYSICIAX .t SUKGKOX.MII.I.ERSBURG,
Ohio, Ofiice and Residence, at South part of
Washington Street. ltf
6erman l'hysician. Treats Chronic Diseases,
especially Female ,-'ralaints, with great
snccess. Office on East liberty Mreet, oo
PBAOTIOA1V OPERATIVE DEXTIST. Up
stairs opposite the Book Store. All work ex
ecuted in the best manner, and warranted
to give satisfaction. ltf
AVR.- POSIEROYf ' ,w
MECHAXICAL OPERATIVE DENTIST,
Millerslmrg. Ohio. Office Two doors Wet
of Commercial Block. ltf
DAVID F. EWIXG,
ATTORXEY AT LAW-0IHce2 doors cat or
IheXationaUBaiik. - i33tf
G. W. EVERETT,
ATTOitXRY AT EAiy, 'MILI.KRS1IUKG',
ATTORXEY AT LAW, MII.I.ERSBUR0,O
Office Second floor in 31cloweU's building
west of.the. Court House. jtr
ATTORXET AT LAW.- MIU.ERSBURCO.
Officeroverthe Bookstore ' ltf
f.. A. J. BELL,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
promptly made. Office above Long, Brown
A cccs Jlank. ltf .
J. JI. ROBIXSON,
ATTORNEY AXD COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
M1LLERSBURG, O. Office over Mayer's
store, opiosite the Court House. SOtf
L. R. HOAGLAND,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT t AW,
HILEER3BCEG, O. Ktf
M .OT TlTTT'Ci I YVTTTVTriTf7 LJlTiTVrTTYT Tf iT .'
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SHT wiy'X' a,wI Bmily Journal, Devoted to the Interests of Holmes County, and local ami General Intelligence.
slXXIX: BACSIiSQH iiLLERSBURG'. Holmbs Countt, 0., ThursdaV, Dec. .26, 1872.
Vol. HI. Jp. 19.
Alnn iiarcroiu urop'r. Trains sromr nortb
In the morning stop thirty minutes for
brealfast. ThvIInrd llouse7Jr"fltted up
Off Hift-clas! ttyleJ and tlJmi ' the best
people Till find It to their interest to stop at
A. J. HxirPSOSj Proprietor. Fassengeri
conTered to and from the Cars,' free of charre.
MGeneralSUxe Office. ltf
bunr.iOkio. JcBira! Boms. rsoDrieter:
This House is U (OodJ order, wlHt raat
mn-wrv firrffvvrrnR Tm fonnd at bis
residence, in Bipler township. Pcst OfieeJ
;&30lo oJ .aoninfoa to ioJ
.J2 anHhTJgtiakei! "Q'
.ato O! its anilswo
First-Class Drug Store !
.very BostofEverything in
ksiS ;l HtSif klTlU. H
. . -m-r -m-v .
J. & a. ADAHS,
a General Banking, Discount and
1 .i -Deposit BuslTMtss,
i j r o 1 n j iu ' "lts.
1' v I bobinurs
1 ..-u .jirf iy
O H 1
TIT AT ""FTTS t
r t r V (
"At Les Bird's."
" V Vttii ' stVs '
"How much did it cost?"
,1 jap ihow m
"Oh, no ! only Twelve Dollars
"lie sells every Ihinp; cheap.
.or. is- j-y-.
h:is :i IJi-; Stock :nnl niftre
coming.-; .tjHe j&jiydr vhel .can'Jt ,bfc'
undersold by. any one. He
HO 31IJ JJUH A
keeps store Opposite Coinmer-
!T 8viMsburB-f )
) 9 ? r rVmjf -lit)
.CHURCH LAMPS, STORES, SHOPS.
Tlie very best
Ilr-VAr. J -irt
102 r- -i t - r f '?
Established In I838C 4
The largest Best StocJ:
OrOur Own Miiiiractu)- wjll be found al
Slamnioth Furniture KstaMfch4ur.it or
g. miMMinpAi sojfjs,
newest and lnot approveil stjleof Fine
Mediuui t'urniturein larger. variety tbau
other Imiivc. at very reasoimblri prices.
lVr.otn riirni'liing hoti'.ewou)d do well 10
ror our new circular, or when In Pitts
burg, we lc-iH-clfuIly ulicif a visit tonur
Don't lorget the pla'-i-,
43 X- u0, Setentli lcqmr, r imlury,Pa.
Wc challenge theworblin -pricM rorlhe
saniequallty.or inaterial and-worLnianshlpor
S&rcuv this our. i:mV
PROVISION 7 STORE
trie, and added larsalr to theisoek. and Is
Un'vitlielraSsBagtl wTthterjSSg In j
UUilHV. fT,llTII U
" " "Orange; Lemons.
Canned Fruit a. Plea.
o. o. o. ctp.
alto kscps the tsit best brands of
"4-ji ii'ii:iil .n n:
Soluble for medicinal purposes, which be will
notseUbythedciakvr ffi ji,
"0 ) 'ClttlJLll.SOTSnsm'
purplHised the jnilf 176.rg.MiHs. stuDi
nowin reatliiiesstb accommodate all who may
aMIJ. J I i " I
AXlllearsatstura;, - OUlo,
r' M in !
The Mill l-f one of.the jerv liest-aml norf-
lorvwin ue-jparoJj rptcin:utomersJ -
Unitaiitif oV liaml? highest" rark'
i Y price paid lorr r
All Kinds .jyain)
O. FEnitEXJtA Clf.
OX TnE MAXWELL FARM.
nounce to tne publio-thafc the'
ineirxun, a superior quai
all orders promptly.
HECKER A BURNET.
C MAXWEL fffi1 T.MAXWILL.
- RETAILERS OF
1 ra i a
HAiYl'l Vl"J )l 1
ROBERT LONC, President.
W. M. CIBSON, Ass't. Cashier.
ificuai. l uiiiuAe.
discounts Notes, .Receives Depos-
ties, ana Transacts a General
.SMllirrlliW m t
would resnpctfullr announce that I keen
'on.Htantlr on hand a irool suddI v of
. . . .
Fresiu jUfrocertetana' Jfrg
,U tvlMniSjJX .'J2.
figures. f FRESH MEATS of all kinds
lie had dally. East Room, Ci
ding, opposite the Court House.
be had dally. East Room, Critchneld's
WM. II. GARD'
FASHIONABLE TAILOR !
llAl - if II , -1 jlfc. ..1 V,
Jackson' St, Millersburg, O.
Above Maxucirs Clothing Store.
work entrusted in his hands, will be
made up in tho latest style, most durable
anil miaramecu 10 irive entire satis
In every case. Give him a trial,
are also airent for the Howe Sewlnr Ma
and keep on hand Needles, Fixtures and
I vu by u mine or arosi,
A. S. LOffTHEE.
jure now ODmlur one of the lAi-fi-est and
ptt itock of oodi erer before shown ia
. Their stock tons Is tj of STAPLE & FAKCY
Boots & Shoes,
all of which will be sold low, for CASH or
ntUUUUK. Don't fail to call and we onr
goods awl prices before purchasing.
100000 lbs. of , "Wool
delirtredatoorftorc in HTX)OM FIELD, O,
lurHuicii die iugnet price in casu nuiDC jmm,
S. TIDBALL & SON.
CLARES P. 0, June 6,-1872. 42tf
J. P. LAEBIEE,
HAYING removeil my store to one door west
Of N. 1. McCormiek stnrt T inttmi tn
ccji a unirtias xiuurt J" ecu an 1'rovision
1 hare purchased a stock of
as, Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Syrnp, Carbon Oil,
nentucxy Hominy, Peas, Currants, Or
anges, Lemons Raisin, Figs,
Marvin's celebrated SUGAR, LEMO
aoiiA an.t,r ltt.Null
Sugar Jiimbjes, .
Cigar8, fy thelb's'jwuj 'actnre.
Tobacco.-- all kinds, at' wholesale
All rood sold at small nronts anil dpTireretl
any iian oi me Town.
HIGHEST.'PRICE PAID. FOR
Corn, Potatoes, Jiea ni arul ountry
Produce, JTatrs-a: Mheep reus.
Feb. 9. 1871.-25tr . jj. F. LARIMER.
THE OLD RELIABLE
SNYDER & KORNS
OULI) repcctrullr inf.irm the citi7en of
v noiines anu unjoining counties, tliat
therareiirepareiltortojill kindorirork of the
Latest Aim! Styles !
short notice, and at prices to suit custom
er8.. WeiKenone but the very best material,
no not hesitate to warrant everv job that
out of the shop.
,oufjA i' i i i!
SHIRES, SNYDER & KORNS.
.'Hi'. ;'..-! i
' IF YOUW. ANT THE
XOW IX USE,
Call on THORNTON BOLINC,
,Anltman & Taylor Machines,
Of Mansfield. O. 34 If
LATEST FASHIONS !
B, F. HETTINGER,
Vooilus & IIikUouV Store and Tin tore,
work ontruMed l him willrircUi'iintmpt
attention ami will he made up In the
Tutxtest Style !
in the het ami nioit durable manner.
Warranted to (the entire f nil-faction.
CIVE HIM A TRIAL!
KfiA perday! Aiteuts wanted! All cla
9puWK.Jf.eot workiutf peoplc,otoltherse,
outiordd, irfake more inonevat work lbrus
their spure moment., or all the time, than at
anytblutr else. Particulars free. Address G.
Stlusoa X Co., Portland, lie. Syl
Miscellaneous. A LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS.
Miscellaneous. A LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS. BY EMILY HUNTINGTON MILLER.
Scarcely can keep ail "their, dear ones from
Now: if ic?m.Verv-vMrin'rernh,-
They are the ones l.would surely remember,
Little red hands, that are aching and cold,
1UU IlltlUlU Ulr inilirH VODr nirm In hnlil,
Poor little feet with rriat frSt-bitMn toes .
lou should be clothai in ths warmest of hose:
On tht dirk hurth t wnaU IIdHU ll.h,
Some one had alwars lm earlnr fbr vmT '
Sts) In your own a uiet aaarabKr at night, .
Cosy and warm In roar blttiketl so white.
Out In the cold, and to nrtaa. aid tta itorrai I
n uuioq-s tou uunx or tne uaotei who err.
Pining in hunger and cold, till they diet
Once. on a beautiful Christmas rnn (miv
Jesus, our Savior, was bom here below;
l'atientlvstoouintr to hiiniri,. .n.l mln
So lie might savo ns. His lost one, Irom shame:
All His poor brothers and sisters who need.
Blessed old Xick: I was sure if you knew it,
l ou would remember and rprtsfnlv An if
Tlds year, at least, when you empty yournaek.
Pray give a portion toall who may lack:
a Hen, smii eiMHet to Mb anything ocer.
"it"6 tsuiau uiib iu tuurineoa.
The Christmas Rosaries.
BY MARY E. C. WYETH.
Ever since 31ay Leslie could remem
ber anything, she remembered with
pleasure the bright and glittering neck-
lace of real gold beads that encircled
the graceful throat of her favorite aim-
tie. lVhcn she was a wee toddlin" ba-
by, she had reached her tiny finders af-
ter the shining globules, and' cooned
mil cooed in her most fascinatlno-baby
fashion. to the bric-hf trinl-oKi- wi.M. I
had she succeeded in iliKplitiir rrnm
the fondliiic iuntii' npck- dir'tvnni,! I
most probably have swallowed one by
one' as Ion" as the beads and digestion
lasted. As"she grew older heradmira-
tionfortho pretty necklace did not in
the least abate-and her "reatestdeliolit
was to have he silken cord which held
the yellow spheres tied round her neck
Mav's aunt was an areeablp vniino-
woman, fond of her mini-hrnthora nnrl
their several families of engaging little
prattlers, who, in their turii, were al-
ays glad to welcome' dear, story-tell
2 Aunt Sladge to their household cir
When 3Iay was about ten years old,
her . aunt, came to' spend the. holidays
with' the family of her 'brother Ben,
May's father. Before she had.been an
hour In the house, 'May had contrived to
whisper quite confidentially.
" Won't you let me wear your gold
beads just a minute, this evening, Aunt
JIau:e? 'Cou?in.Dcr-js comtug.ta.sta;
night, and I should like them, just a
little, teenty tonly minute." And the
good-natured aunty had answered in an
equally confidential manner.:
and Del a story of blessed Christ
mas, besides, if you'll coax papa to
build a rousing fire in the boys' room
can't tell this story by an old-black
stove. Jt needs hickory logs, and bright
coals, and apples toasting on. a string,
chestnuts and pop com popping on
hearth ; for it's a story of, the, dear,
May fairly- screamed. If there was
thing more delightful to; her than
and "all others, it was a "boys'
room" fire. .Theroom Itself was a long,
apartment over the, dining-
room. The floor was covered ,with rag
carjiet, and furnished with the oldest
fashioned furniture. Such a lofty, ma
hogany bedstead, with a pine-apple on
tip of each pot! Such claw-footed,
brass-ringed bureaus anil stands! Such
square, stifl-backed settle! -Ami un
the broad mantel-shelf, oh 1 such "a
crowning glorj'ofa fire-place'l
J ne room was usually warmed in
winter by a pipe. that eame-throngli the
from the stove below: but on rare
occasions the great fireplace was filled
dry stick of hlekorv wno.1. from i
well-..i,l -bova'" room i-ile''1 '
iuii-sihii noj, loom .ne.
tint then', were nir lint'i ih tl i-l
tn.ir ininsere an.v notin ini
fa'milvof Mr Beniainin T-alie Oh nn ' r
l.imuj oi .jir.Asenjamin Leslie. un,.no , .
little Mir was the nnli-eliihl nf the ed
j.uuc. ji.n tue oni ennu oi me
household. But the brothers, Sir. Ben
jamin's.md Miss Madge's eight brothers
were scattered far and .wide, In
deed, but who came,, at odd times,. by
add 'pairs to visit the'"oldlionie
stead, and to spend a night or two in
room that all remembered with a
tender affection as the nursery of their
childhood ; and, in later years, as the
den, sanctum and asylum
iu one, ot their- whole boyish band.
had all gone away from it; but it
would always bo "the boys' room." Mr.
kept a wood pile for the old fire
place, and 1 think be was qnite right,
when lie said, this Christmas eve, as he
tho noble lire, that sistcr'Madge
enjoyed the quaint comfort of the dear
room as keenly as did any of the
And so it chanced that 'upon
Christmas eve there was a glorious lire
the "boys' room," and Miiy'and'Del,
supplied with strings and apples, and
chestnut and pop corn, wheeled up the
high-back settle, and nestled ,be-s-ide
Aunt Madge, who, with brigbtejes
grown strangely dreamful, watched tie
leaping flames dart up the broad chim
ney, aSd thought of happy Christmas
so long gone by.
"Oh," cried Del, quivering with de
light, "to-morrow will be Merry Christ
inas!" Aunt Madge said "Blessed Christ
mas," when she lent me the beads"
whispered May, softly. - ,
"Yes," said Aunt Madge, smiling iq.
on the waiting little maid', "I was just
thinkingofit. Dear Aunt Jaue'ii blessed
"Who was Aunt. Tanef
"Oh, no," answered her auntie. ,lXo
bndy knew trA"she was. Hut let me
my story properly; and to do. that
shall have to go aivay back, years ie
fnre 1 was born ". i'1
Oh, how ninny !" laughed Del, but
Madge went on, without seeming
notice the int.-rriiptl in.
To the daws of which I have so of
heard my dear mother tell, when
Leslleville was only a little village, In
which every body knew everybody cNe;
the post oflice was also the stoic,
the blacksmith's shop, and the
j wagon.maker's shop, and the tavern.
puc goott people lived In It then jnst as
iu iivjw -are oavcu
streets. Into this quiet village, one
snnny May morning, came the stage
fromthe west. The driver wnnndifu
horn, nnd rpinoH nt. hta liApeaa tn1 v'.nni-
of the tavern porch, threw off the'great
mair bags, and then tossing the lines o
the stable boy, leaped from the high
a Here we be, ma'am. Leslleville tav-
ern, ma'am," proceeded to assisthis sol-
itaiy.passenger to alight. In a- few days
lit .was noised around that the passenger
, , . . n. . .1
waa irsqu irom a msutnc atate,,wno
had came to settle in Tllovlllo htw!
: - - ,
bought the Ellis cottage, and order-
lnt-m.v. Tn . .m.u
ihv umsiwi s4t4i oauMA unuuiuuuis
every bit of news Is thoroughly dis-
CU8sed' ou my re that the
n. . .
event ot the new comer's arrival and
Intention rlld nnt nvgn If. .hora nr
"But 'in i theeeta'lri
whlch the stranger was occupied with
fitting up her home, no one had dis-
covered any more about her than that
she bought and paid for her little prop-
crty, and intended to live and to earn
her living in Lesiieville, and that her I
name was Jauo Carinaiiy. Some of the I
most curious of the village dames, at-1
tempted to, question her about her fam-
Hy, and her former home and life;' but
she silenced them with the curt reply
that she had not come iiito the village to
disturb its peace, or to pry into the af-
fairs or the histories of its people, nor
to have her own affairs and history pried
into 'by them. She had come to do hon-
est" work for fair wages; to pay her law-1
fill taxes and to abide by the laws of
man' IIke an" othc.r P63''"1
K",ze" OI "'erepuonc.
so, graunally the wonderment, ror
"vvant of nourislimenti died away, and
th? ncn- comef' beinS ? S001 seweri
1 ' lc Klmlcr outameu pieuty ot
work', anu was no longer annoyed Dy
cur'0us questions, for the village peo-
P'e as, if in return for her reticence,!
seenied to have agreed upon giving her
a thorough letting .alone, for no one
wcntnear her unless to take or receive
aParceioi wort, now long sue wouiu
'lave lived this solitary life I know not,
l'all it not chanced that yourgrandma,
theii a young and merry mother of only
live' bovs. desired ereatlv to rrr on a
Jonraey to ller tnuunoocrs nome, anu
"as trouuleu a00l,t wnat disposition to
C 1 l -.! I if..! .1 I
iijiiac mi iici uuusc anu nuuiJC uuairs, unu i
her noisy,-romping boys. She had met
Aunt Jane only on Sundays at church ;
she had SDOken.in'her kind, cherrv-wav
eallihg her sister" 'the first time she
had met her; but' she had never called j
upon her: She concluded to do so now,
and forthwith, put on her bonnet and
went to sec her neighbor.
" Good morning, sister Carmany," she
said, as she put her smiling face iu at
the open door, on which she had lightly
tapped. "I hope you are glad to see me, I
ifJL am rather late in making yon a
"Aunt Jahe replied civilly, if notla
very cordially, as she handed a chair I
and invited her guest to be seated,
" I' suppose you have not needed I
work before." I
Oh ! I have not brought work," my I
mother hastened to explain; "but I have I
come on a selfish errand, all the same,
.have thought it
might be Induced
charge of 'my" "house for a few weeks,
while I go on" a visit' to my mother,
There are five boys, and my husband,
and. tne lieip, an to ne iookcu alter.
Xancy and Tom, the help, will do their
part well enough.. The Judge,iny hus
band, is not the least
possible that you I
to come and bike
trouble in the
world; but he doesn't know how to at-
fend to the bovs. And. in fact. I could
think of leaviu" either him or them
without some trood. kind nerson to look
alter , them, and to be a mother to them
wliile I'm away from, them'"
My mother said that Aunt Jane
looked keenly at her while she was
sneakinsr. and when she concluded, sard : tle
"And how do you know, sllly.littlc
mother, that I am a good, kind jier-1
Oh'!'' replied my Innocent, honest
little mother, "I don't, of course, Intnn
anytning oune nrt; pnirm qa.ifj win- oij
tn.'r''5t yon. Why should I not be I" ,"e
-. . .j .' ;
iV'V, indeed?" asked sister Car-
, ., ",, up!
many, in a dreamy tone, and then add-
J ' '
in a kind voice, "yes, dear, I'll come,
. . , . '
I iiimii,!- tiior cna I (mf nn
a ,,U, uviiu, V. 1 .. U a o 1 ' , ,
",And come she did. My mother went
Maine, and Aunt Jane ruled the
house wisely In her absence. It was
during this visit that sister Carmany
obtained from my brothers the title
clung to her to her dying day
Aunt Jahe. From that time forth her
position in iA-slieville was assured. She
utilised the sick; kept house for the
mother who longed for a respite among
kiudred far away; helped at the
weddings and funerals, and in time
came to be considered an indispensable
and comfort, in time of emergencies
all the households of Lesiieville.
When I came, the last of the merry
hand.of ten children tliaUmado the old
homestead riotous with childhood glee,
there were nine boys in the family, and
Aunt-Jane loved them all, and she
loved me. She was by no means young
when she cauie to Lesiieville, and as a
score of years went by, and her step
grew slower and liiore languid, people,
"Aunt Jane is failing," but.jye,
children did not notice it.
" When I was about ten years of age,
we'were, lo have. a Christmas tree atour
house, and all the cousins were to be
us on Christmas eve. Aunt-Jauo
been helping mother for some weeks
previous to the holidays, and gone home
a few days, expecting to return to
on Christmas day. Mother went
down to sec her ou the morning of the
before Christmas. When she re
turned, she told us that Aunt Jane was
very well, and that she wished very
much that It wi re possible for me to
the" night with her. "She seems
quite anxious about it," said my moth
er, "although she knows It is useless to
expect Madge to night, while (all tho
"merry-making is.'tb be going on."
" .Madge is'Aiint .lane's pet," shouted
brothers. "She'll get a nice Christ
mas present from her."
"Aunt Jane has her heart quite set
Madge," said my mother.
"At another time I should havo felt
pleased lit these words; but now they
troubled me. Dear Aunt Jane, who al
ways came to me if I was sick 1 To
think of her, alone and ill, and longing
I for loving eomimnlouship iu vain, on
Christmas eve., I thought of a hundred
i-iAr. a,, t
. ' .r f .'r
umig ucniss uiu iwt oi uie ueu, rcauy
for' my evening toilet, seemed fo re-
proach me with my selfishness: for had
not A,,nr. .in .ininti i,
tliot t m nt.f isA iq
" If you'll send some of the boys af-
ter me, mother," I said, "I'll go Jmd
stay with Aunt Jane tiirLppWttme
I my hooded cape, and hastened to the
cottage. Aunt Jane sat" by her bright
iiro,- knitting, as I, put' my head in at
I the sitting-room .door,
... . , . . . . . ... . .
" iJiess tne near ennu," sue exciaimeu,
I In a nlexwil. voiw- lld aha think- i
. x T ' r
mm of Aunt Jane as to leave the
and the tree, and the
rw.h... in nhuwit. ,m wl
vsuuwutH auuui.ii v vuroi uiu viu n yj
man's lonely fireside? Bless your aweet
face, you shall have a nice supper, and
shall hang up your, stockings ,at Aunt
Jane's ihlnitiv. anrl won't w.hW"
" She thought I had come to pass the
night with her. How could I tell her
otherwUe, and disappoint her' lovinsr
heart? I believe it to have been the
purest and noblest nct'of my whole life.
that I hung up my cloak, ud said, as if
no, dear pleasure lay cold and dead in
my young bosom, "We'll have Mile times,
Aunt Jane ; 'and I'll be sure to wake up
first in the morning, and wish' you a
merry Christmas.! " She looked at me
with such ,a ,swect content beamlus
from her face, and said,
" Xot i-ierry Christmas, dear, but
blessed Christmas. Yes, Madge, if you're
waking first, Tciss me, and wish me a
blessed Christmas." And then she bade
me lay the small, round table for our
supper she Knew it used to give me
micu pleasure to uo mis lor ner; anu
sue directed me how to make chocolate;
and where to find the dainties; and to
toast me sU( and poacli the eggs - and
iai, ui an, gave mc uiomj ui iicr ireas-
ure cnest, and sent me lor her sliver
cream jug and sugar.tongs. When I re-
turned with these, she had adorned the
table with a loaf of frosted cake, and a
glass dish of sliced oranges. Oh, what
a feast it was! The boys came for me
just as we were sitting uown to tne
table. They brought a pail of hot oys-
ter soup and some celery for Aunt Jane.
I was adroit enough to prevent, them
from betravin'r mv intention of return-
mg witu mem, anu manageu to give
lien to unucrstanu mat ne must ten
.1 1 1. .! .. , 1. . T ...
muLiici anu luc t-unsiua uiai a uuiib iu
stay with Aunt Jane; she was not well
enough' to be left entirely alone, and
that she wanted me tostav. How re-
Ilieyed I felt when Iliad fairly disposed
of those boys ! Such a happy time as
Aunt Jane and I had at our little feast !
lido not remember that Aunt Jane talk-
cd or ate much ; I know that I did both.
Then I washed and wiped the tea things
and brought'a pail' of water, tidied the
hearth, and filled file lire-place with
smooth', round sticks, and found the j
place iu the large Bible. Then we sat
down to prayers. Aunt Jane and I read
verse by turn", of thcloveiy Christmas
chapter, and we knelt together as she
prayed the Lord of Christmas to come
and live in Our hearts.
"She kissed me "good night," and
tucked me in the soft, warm bed and I
fell asleep, while sheyct lingered at the
fireside.reauing the pages of theblcssed
Book. I woke once in the night, and
saw her still sitting at-the table. She
" Is it 'blessed Christmas' yet,-Aunt
Jnnu ?" askc,l- slie turned towards me
w:fs singing- in a low, clear voicc.a verse
an old hymn:
Firm as a'rock. His promise stands,
And he can well secure
What I've committed to His hauds,
Till tne decisive nour.
"ith a s,n.Ile( a,,,, answered, 'blessed
Christmas;' and then she bowed her
eau lluo u,e la.u,e 1 -""IPseu to
urcaine a -oou mgiif prayer; and
aSam 1 dropped into' me souuu sieep oi
cmmiiood. nen i awoke, we sun was
shining iun in me. winnow. Aunt .iane
was sluing wuu uoweu neau at me nr.- is
table. 1 sprang out oi lied and called
"1 g'eeiiiny, -uieswu nriiiuas,.iuiit
alie- 1 wisu you a we-ed uirmmas:
" " " i
T 1'.rte.l back
" ' "-"""
mysiocKines. 'iuevwere iuii.anuirom it
f " little Min of niwr a
"em a .11 tie slip or p., ner
depending. "Aunt Jane, ' I cried, 'ake
e- . ,. ,, ' , .
ree my stockings! Thev are limn
,', " r -.iCT.it.i
full!' But there was no response or
. T . T . T, .
movement. In terror I ran to thestreet
door-md cried to the neighbors across
..,. aiicj. uiure in ii9iii,i lu.nv
summons. une me women emptied
stockings' jipon .the tea'tray.and
.1 . .. ..I'll., l r . , i ,1
tlitrvt Liicill un iiij ciiiiicu leri, -tiiu luuf-I
dressed me and sent me home for
"-VuntJane is witn the Lord," she
as she tried to soothe me, for I was
crying bitterly. "It is, indeed, a blessed
ior ncr. uo not cry, Jtaoge. nere
a note she has left for.you. It was
pinned on your stocking. I will take
careot your presents for you, and, one
your brothers can come for them."
" I ran home with thc sad tidings, and
mother, taking Ben with her, went
once to the cottage. ,1 remember
I cried almost all the morning, anil
could not listen to the boys' account; of
merry-making of the night before,
When my mother rcturneiWioine to as-
.A. it. rt,tm.. f f'l, I I
k wis suitauj ' mio v-iiiisiuiaa
dinner table, I- wondered that she could
about so cheerfully. Ben brought
the little covered basket "Aunt
Jane's Christmas gifts to you," he said.
opened it and drew forth Us now, to
sacred contents. A lovely white
apron, with milled pockets; soft, warm
mittens, stockings, and comfort of Aunt
s own Knitting; a ten yarns ui
old lace, marked, "lor Manges
vi! n T l. t.t.- .Ml
iiwiuiiisBuaii-riiun.ii. j cl
tea spoons, the pretty cream jug
sugar tongs and this necklace of
"Ah!" said. May,"sueh lovely Christ-
" My mother said that Aunt Jauo had
a copy or her will, lying between
pages ot her open Bible. In it she I
renicmliered all her friends. Her
personal properly she had divided .up
love tokens lor each. Her cottage
had letMo a poor widow who bad
lately lost her sou, who was her only
dependence, and who, In better days,
been a. staunch friend of Aunt Jane,
for this provision she would have
been thrown upon the charities of the
" What was In- vonr note? asked Del.
" I forgot nil uliout my note lintil my
mother mentioned the will. Then I drew
from my pocket. It ran thou:
I DBAjtljrriBilADaEr Be verr hai-
P "neo you, e ini3 inecKiacearouna
your throat. It Is" Aunt Jane's most
treasure:. Wear 'ItfoV.
niy.saKe, as j. nave ,iyways worn tc for
i me UKe oi .one wnom xsnajisopn greet
in heaven, I had thought never to part
"e goia oeaus. witto weartnem
Se- loose them from my neck
1 At - , . .
dear chiId who gave, up her own merry
, " .lmjs 4"'"?"' nun to me
I . . - - , . ,
"ol" uo" mr "ngers, a prayeu me
nlce110 me, by thU gift, to re-
memoer always .to live. cannsT mora for
i - .... u
Tff. "P" for W own.
Christmas Is the time, of .all .others,
blessing of the Lord, thatmaketh rich,
anu xie auuetn.no sorrow therewith."
" I can never tell now,glad J was that
I had neither selfishly remained at home,
I nor returned to the merry-making.
went to my room, and holding the pre-
weniUwe snonld tbJn m?! of Him
i":iwcu uub XAiuueil, - ana rme
iwnoweara Upon her heart a rosary of
un88lnsn mougnis,- wm nna tne sweet
gracious day or all the year, to be
toher-not only "S1?0 holiday, but
In. very truth a holy day a blessed
"Is that all the story?" asked May,
I as' Aunt Jfadge paused.
,AU there is to' be told, dear. There
may , bo somewliat more for you to think
I out, for yourselves, tp-morrow.
And. then, the bright coals glowing
I cheerily upon the hearth, the little girls
hung up the appples, and popped their
will till bed-time.
In the morning they were overjoyed
to find among their gifts two lovely
necklaces of alabaster beads, with a
cross attached to each.. Upon a slip of
paper which enclosed each beautiful
present, was written in Aunt; badge's
c0.rn' ?ml chestnuts with a right good
BY MARY E. C. WYETH. "A Christinas Rosary"
said Del, as she -clasped the
necklace round lier throat,"! know now
what there was for U3 to "think ouf'of
the story of "blessed Christmas." Aunt
meant that we should have something'
to help us to remember to live for
oiners insieau oi ior ourselves."
"Yes," said May.'it must be that.",
Then, in a lowvoice she added,"Come,
Del, let us go and, ask Jesus to bless our
The Age of Distinguished Men.
, u.i.c uccis ac-
med m speak of Mr. Greleyas an
71 . 'iJ"i"-" jijio,
if we estimate his life by the standard
which often prevails amongdistinguish-
led men, we are justified in saying that
Mr. Greeley's life came to a premature
close. If medical men are right in the
opinion that smoking is injurious, and
that even moderate indulgence In stim
ulants tends to shorten life, surely the
asei1 those habits in Mr. Greeley
should have tended to prolong his days,
it must ne remembered that Mr. Gree
ley was much younger than many men
whose names are associated with his
own in American political history, or
who nave been on the stage or public
life during the whole of a portion of
his career. Mr. Seward lived to the age
of' seventy-one,. mil Mr.Tlturlow Weed
"U. lle3 at the :se f seventy-five. Mr
Webster Was seventy when he died, and
Henry Clayi to whom Mr. Greeley was
devotedly attached, was seventy-five.
uiu iseii uadeetijuys.veryfair health at
the age of seventy two, Mr. Chase
sixty-two, and Mr. Sumner is only Mr.
Greeley's age. The late James Gordon
Bennett was seventy-one when he dfed
ud Martin Van Bitreii was eighty. The"
newly elected Governor' of Xew York'
'solder than Mr. Greeley by thirteen
it we .iookt to other" countries, and
turn to the. men who have led very ac-
live and hardw orking lives, we, find the
comparison equally striking, M. Thicr,
seventy-live. Lord Brougham lived
the age of ninety-three no doubt an
exceptional instance; butthe present
I'renuerot England, Mr. Gladstone, Is
aiAiy-iuree, anu ins great oppouent,Mr.
m.sraeli, Is sixty-seveusis years-Mr.
"J wmor. i-aimcrstou lived tq
hea-re of pirhtr-n,,o ,i .
riiaiieellnr Tri i
aisncellor ol the Exchequer, Robert
Lowe, ia onlv Mr nretev-i-To-.. ..nri U
"'- ". Jir. i.reeiej - age, and 3
expected to do a wit rlr.nl 'rr t,
iu uo a gr.at acat or hard
niht work, to anv nniliin, nt i.'to t,
,w''k' lo Mr notiiing or his inces-
sant attention tr,r,ii;,i.i. j...t...,..
1 : . vhi,m uuues iiuruiir inn
day. Mr. Greeley, then, cannot prop-
eny ne uescnoed as an old.manJfV
Railway Disasters on the Prairies.
. . YlfiS
A newspaper correspondent " out
n est" Is responsible for the followin
I Cameacros4 alrmioiis ni.l ..,mW-
lnan last evening; who was tellino- over
ana over asraln. tn n r-m.v.1 r .,iai.
eu passengers, ins experience on
sleeping-car that capsized iu Wisconsin
the night before
" 'Taint nuthin'," he exclaimed, with
a ucprccatmg gesture, to a youncster
who had remarked that he should think
he'd be scared. " Taint nuthin'rwhen
you're use to 1 1. This makes these th ree
times I've upsot. There'sa sudden jerk
and a snap; you know vou are loos
alui sn.Menlv feel as too .To !,.'
you're laitnr down a well, or droppirt'
from the ton of a steenle. v, iu-
thefirstthlngtlmt comes handv. Iclunc
to my boots, which I had put under my
pnier; ami when we new off into the
air I said as I could Thunderation !
Xow Hay me our Father in Hope
we ain't on the Winona Ilrlilireiiv
Jupiter! Be you hurt, Joseph, says I to
lm. fr!e,l nnnnstfr.. Th ,i,.w, ,, -
had one clear over, and I fi.nml ,.-.,.ir
. . '
scttiii a straddle Of the blr. lints limr.
right down in tho" roof of the car. The
i.lm,)3 was buriiin' wrong side up, the
store stuck tn tin. nmw tii.,' c n,.
car !11K, tiie berths just folded nn to-
gcthcr and smashed the folks in the niv-
per tier, lor they was at the bottom. Bo
you hurt, Joseph, say r. Xo, says he,
hut by Iightnlli" I've gotiny man! Ho
sat there and laughed, while the other
fellow beneath performed a first-rate
groan. Get olf, vou swluc, I remarked
to Joseph, and he dumb down. The
car was alive with sereams and yells,
An old man was gropin around the car,
and said he feared he'd lost hissiiccta-
cles. The lights suddenly went out. 1
roseued a woman and deposited her on
the ground, and then she gave notice
that she'd lost her baby 1 I crept back
along the panel of car, and rooted
among the bedclothes of that bunk.
Xary Infant! She must 'a dropped It
i Holmes Co. Republican,
Dedicated to the interests of tho ItejmbUcaa
Party, to nolmea County, and to local and gen
' - WHrrr & Cunningham.
zstioas Ajro norsrzrozs.
OFFICE Commercial Block, OTer-Jfulvaao1!
Ttrv fZnn.la Cam
" TerrnsTof Subscription :
Oneye(na(lvancej . 2.00
Sixmonths - - - - i'oo
ThpHTmr.,,.. . .
... V" , . ',ul' lTinnnguiace is ono
State? i romlshcd. countiy odcea in tku
ont the window. Xot anv nowherM.
I to the. mother, gentle 'like. 'It
ain't;' and she, swoonded and toppled
over. She coma to pretty soon, and af
ter', while she .discovered that infant
In the lunch basket, tht aside of 'her,
as comfortable as a tern. Xo! There
wan'tno&odjr hurt course not don't
hurtanyboAte'btt spilt on Hhose prai
ries,' I jest's' lives to be BcatHsTed one
a week! Toucan only feel allttli hrubi
ednezt day as when you liavo btt,
wat on an election."
Alway4f'hardpresed' Bricks, 4
Mill-dues Wages of factory girls.
The proper. home rule Full measure.
Educatetl on a basis Tht dnunmtuv
The best throw of die M-to -thrw
Of whatnatlon. an. all itock Ib bm-
What did Adam Brit place in the Str-
den of Eden? Hit feet.
Utah mar hats kapluxil wires, ob
serves Mr. Qnllp, bn other parts of the
country have, very Angular ones.
Aneaimciuty in trylpg.Tweed itor
New York jury is said to be, "Thev
cannotfind a jury .worthy of his stealJ
By No Means.
The Hon, Charles f aaaMur.aot-
withstanding his ereat learafsff nd
acknowledged abilities, haa a most
pfirverse Inclination, not only to do
right things in the wrong way, bat
also to do wrong things. He did
mucu some time ago to awaken bad.
feelings between this country and,
England, in his speech on the ".Ala
bama Claims," not so much by what
he realty demanded, but bv the ex
treme- violence of his manner ani
language. He even undertook. a-
Chairman of -the Committee on For
eign Belstionsj to instrnct Mr. Mot
Minister to. 'the Court of St.
James, and "tliris arepared the way
for that gentleman's recall. In his
speech on the acquisition of San
Domingo, he took the position
maintained by the great ass of the
people of the United States, bit hi
charges and insinnation&gjrainst the
Administration greatly ajAenerlthe.
eflectof his arguments oabe pub
lic mind. Hi attack pn President
Grant, before the close of the last
session of Congress, was so rabid,
full of unsupported assertion,'
gave such strong evidence- oi
mere personal dislike, that it did
much in the way of aiding in the
of him whom he sought
And now, oa tbfrfirst day of the
present session tt Congress, he.
comes forward with a proposition.
which Is not onlv timclr. but is ah-
solutay wrons;, and insultinc to
every loyal man, woman, and child,
this countryvand also a rebuke to.
every wounded soldier and dead
hero. It is nothing moro nor less
than a proposition to omit.from the
Army Register and from regimental
colors, the names of battles between
fellow-aitizens, in order that tAe
mcmory of the past internal strife
may be obliterated. The inquiry at
once arises, Was the war Ior tfc"
suppression of the rebellion a mat
of such doubtful propriety, thai
victories ought nor to be remem
bered? Is the preservationHof the
Union of so little value, that our
Army Register and regimental col
must not record the terrific con
tests, by means of which it waj
maintained? Is tbttcanie for which
quarter of Jt million of brave men
down their lives, to be ignored
because those who soturhtto destroy
government may feel sggrived?
rw.. i : j: i j -.a
uwi uavui uiapisjrcu aATBagrjaatm -
towards the defeated, inch as
never before manifested by any
government towards its subjects
took up arms for its destruc
is dishonor to be cast upon
those who saved our Union?
And then it may be well to ask.
Where is this thing to end? Phila
delphia, must not erect its monu
to Ueneral .Meade, The mon-
mcnts of Generals McPherson.
Sedgewick, Reynolds, Hays and oth
ers must be prostrated. New York
remove the bronze statue of
Lincoln, from Union Square.
Pittsburgh must hurl its Soldiers
Monument from the eminence on
which it stands. The flags that float
our Kational Cemeteries must
taken down, the little white head-.
stones must be taken up, and the
graves leveled, Mr. Sumner him
self, mnst never again refer to the
injuries be suffered at the hands of
Brooks, or allow that affair to
recorded ia his biography. Arc
AmericaVpeople ready for this?
indignant replycomes from the
graves of two hundred and fifty
thousand heroes, from tens of thou
of bereaved fathtrs and moth
ers, wives and children: "By no
means; it shall sot be tolerated."
allow the people of the South
states to raise monuments lo
confederate leaders and to
the graves 'of their soldiers
flowers; and never can we per.
without dishonor, to have that
which a Senator of the United
States, from Massachusetts, dares to
propose. It ts the manifestation of
ruckling and cringing spirit, which
unworthy of any loyal American,
which tho peoplo of the Sflhth
themselves cannot fail to depise. -
Dutchman, getting excited over
account or an ciopemcnt or a
married woman, garo his opinion
"If my vifc runs avay mit
man's wife, I shake him out
of his prccches.lf she be mine fad
der, mine." Got !"
Shut-yonr eves and listen mit-
s'ald Uncle Van Hoytle. "Veil
first night I opens store I counts'
monies .and, 'finds-Jura nix right.
counts anu acre do tree uunarw
and vat uoos yer ttnlt I qoea
"I can't say." "Vy, I did?
count him any more, and he'
out shoost right ever since."
German expressman called at a
In Clinton street, Brooklyn,
cccntly, to deliver a box. He ran
bel', and a servant girl opened
door, when the expressmen said:
cot a schmsit pox ua u ypa.
I will earrv it UD Stairs. IU
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