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VOL. V. NO. 45.
WHOLE NO. 253.
THE VISIT OF SANTA CLAUS.
BY G. C. MOORE.
I tbe night before CSirfstmaa.'w en all through
Not a ereatore was stirring, not Ven a mouse ;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with
In hope" that St Nicholas soon would be there;
Thai children wore uead alljajmg in their lx.de.
Whale Tlaiona of ssgs-i iilaaHftfcced through theli
And mamma In her 'kerchief, and I In mj cap.
Had Juat aettled our brains for a long winter's nap -When
ont on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter :
Away to the window I flew like a flash.
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon, on tbe breast of the new-fallen snow.
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear
Bat a miniature sleigh and eitrht tiny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew In a moment It must be St. Nick.
More-rapid than eagles his coursers they came.
And be 'whistled, and shouted, and called them by
'Now, Dasher ! now. Dancer! now, Prancerl now.
Ont Oomet, onl Cupid, onl Donder and Blltzen
' To the top of the porch I to the top of the wall 1
Now, dash away, dash away, dash away all 1"
Aa dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
wnen iney meet wun an ooeiacio mouni k roe
sw. an to the hooaetorj the coursers thev flew.
With the sleigh full of toys and St. Nicholas too;
And then In a twinkling I heard on the roof.
ine prmucmg ana pawing oi oacu muc uuui.
Aa I drew In my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound ;
Ha was dressed all In fur from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with aahea and
A bundle ot toys he had flung on his back.
And he looked like a peddler Juat opening his pack.
His ayes, how they twinkled 1 his dimples, how
Sis cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry ;
Is droll little mouth waa drawn up like a bow.
And the beard on bis chin was aa white aa the
The) stomp of a pipe he held tight in his teeth.
And the smoke ft encircled bis need like a wreath.
He had a broad face, and a little round belly
That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of
He was cSubby and. plump : a right Jolly old elf.
And I laughed when I aaw him, in spite of myself.
A win of his eye. and a twist of bis head.
Boon gave ma to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work.
And JUUdoll the Blocking ; then turned with a
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
- 1 y ' - nnflnn the chimney he rose ;
He aprang to hlrtrelfcn, u hi. .hails,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle ;
But I heard him exclaim, era he drove out of eight,
" ItSBRT CsJUBTMAS TO ALL, AITS TO ALL A GOOD
BY J. G. HOLLAND.
BY J. G. HOLLAND. I.
TsrsBE's a song In the alrt
There's a star In the saw 1
There's a mother's deep prayer
And a baby's low cry 1
And the star ralua its fire while the Beautiful sing.
For the manger of Bethlehem eradlee a King I
BY J. G. HOLLAND. I. II.
There's a tumult of Joy
O'er the wonderful birth.
Tor the Virgin's sweet boy
la the Lord of the. earth.
Ay 1 the star rains Its fire and the Beautiful sing,
Tor the manger of Bethlehem eradlee a King I
In ths light or that star
Lie the ages Impearled;
And that song from afar
Has swept.ovor the world.
Every hearth ia aflame, and me Beautiful aing
In the bomea of the nations that Jesus Is King.
We rejoice in the light.
And we echo the song
That comes down through the night
t From the heavenly throng.
Ay I we ahont to the lovely evangel they bring.
And we greet in his cradle our Saviour and King.
IV. Scribner's for January.
MISCELLANEOUS. A CO-OPERATIVE CHRISTMAS-PARTY.
Mb. Hcbebt Jobson, B.A., the Curate,
who was popularly supposed to he up to
anything;, from writing an article In the
Quarterly up to Sematic languages, to "do
ing" an acting charade for the Young
Ladies' Journal, was surrounded by a faith
ful "rose-bud garden of girls, as the
Laureate calls them. Mr. Jobson, B.A.,
of Trinity, was third wrangler of his year,
and equally high in classics. He might
hare gone in for something of value as a
grinder or tutor ; but he had set up his
tabernacle in Bloomsbury, and slaved, like
the) very opposite of a slave, round about
St Oiks' and the courts adjacent. Jobson
was high, but not dry, ana not too high
for so earnest a man. He preached in his
surplice, and sported his hood and 'its rabbit-skin
trimming in church, but out of
church wore a cossock in his friends'
houses, and when about his work was
called a priest. What sort of priest the
poor people thought him, it is difficult
to amy. Suffice it that he was good to
them, worked harder than any working
man for rather leas than the pay, and
withal looked as lively and jovial a party as
any one.of the "lounging classes" oryoung
merchants whom he met in the neighbor
ing squares. Mr. Jobson was .popular
with rich and poor ; he mixed easily, meant
what he said, and had a sunshiny sort of
goodness which is very attractive. But as
he did not mix with rich patrons, Fortune
quietly let him remain where he was, do
ing what good he could ; which, on the
whole, was the best thing Fortune could
"So, Miss Paikyns, you find a Christmas
party a great bore ?"
"Awful," said Patty Parkyns, making a
button mouth ; "as dreary as a Dorca.
"O, I'm sure," cried little Mrs. Boldero,
who, having no children herself, made
plenty of clothes for those who had, 'you
aid that our last Dorcas was verv nice."
"So i is," said Patty, "for that sort of
thing; but We girls, when we have a
Christmas party, want something exciting
where we can flirt."
"Which you poor married things can't,"
said Miss Brownjohn, the great heiress
(Brownjohn, Crabb and Catchitt, ship
brokers). "Why, I had no less than three
proposals in the shell, and one that was
hatched lat Christmas.".
"I wider whether that girl tells Hes,"
thought Maggie Symes, daughter of S.
Symes, Q.C., Pump-court, who was poor,
but very pretty, "don't get any propo-
Perhaps Mr. Jobson read Maggie's se
cret ; for he said plump out, like a grea
boy, "Ah, Miss Brownjohn, people don't
flirt with you, they flirt with your fortune."
"Men are so cunning and so base !" said
Miss Brownjohn, bitterly.
"Neglected education of women! Td
have them all learn mathematics and logic.
You don't even know figure 1 of a syllo
gism : Barbara eelarent darii ferioque pri
ori." ''What's that, Mr. Jobson something
awful ? Please construe it."
"I can't and nobody can ; it's sense and
nonsense too. But look here : anything
predicated of a whole class you under
" O yes ; a class of girls like we had at
"Ay, that will do. Now follow me:
under which class something else is con
tained ( am that something) may be pred
icated of that which is so contained.
Therefore, according to Whately, you
have just called me cunning and base.
" O, Mr. Jobson, I didn't!"
" And your father, and Mr. Boldero, and
the rest of mankind, including the last
new wonder in verse, and the Poet Lau
reate. I'm not joking."
On this, all the ladies cried out shame ;
and Miss Brownjohn, who was rather stu
pid when she chose to be so, sulked.
"Well now." said the Curate, "you
don't mean what you say, and you don't
say wnat you mean; ana 1 m sure mat
Christmas parties are very jolly things, if
But all the girls voted them bores, and,
as it happened, not one of them was going
to any party whatever. Mr. Boldero ha
taken his little wife to an old friend for
many years; old friend very hastily and
improperly died just before Christmas; he
had nowhere to go to. Mr. Brownjohn
had for years invited the two partners,
Crabb and Catchitt, to his house, but they
had quarrelled, and both had refused. Miss
Parkyns had saved herself up for Lady
Jollup's gathering ; but Lady Jollup had a
gathering, in the shape of a carbuncle that
could not be worn in a brooch, on the back
of her right ear, and was a figure. And
so all the little party were without an asy
lum for Christmas, and most of them felt
very miserable about the fact, although
they all said that it was Jolly.
You shall all come to my party ladles,
I invite you all."
'0, how nice!" cried Miss Parkyns,
with a gush of sentiment she was senti
mental. " Where is it to be ?"
" In the school-room ; it's finished now
beautifully all varnish, open timber roof,
eighty feet by thirty ; get in the forms for
rout seats, and the desks that can be put at
any angle for card-tables, and we shall be
as right as a trivet"
e e e
The words of the Rev. Hubert Jobson,
B.A., the Perpetual Curate of this dis
trict church, which he had created out of
a bad neighborhood and the Ecclesiastical
Commissioners, were prophetically true.
Everything went right as that domestic im
plement spoken of by most people as the
very symbol of rectitude.
lo the party there came not only Miss
Brownjohn a most beautiful girl she was,
blooming with health and good nature
but Benjamin Brownjohn, of Princess-gate,
Esq., one of the richest men out. Mrs.
Benjamin Brownjohn was there, too ; for
the worthy couple would have done any
thing to please their daughter Katie. And
wonderful to relate, there, too surely by
an accident or a trick, of which Septimus
Symes, Q.C., was grievously suspected
there was found, scowling each at the
other, Corney Crabb and Carter Catchitt,
both esquires when out of business, one
residing at. Haverstock and the other at
Tulse hill, which' each persisted in calling
the hill, as if it belonged solely and exclu-
. - , . i . . . , . . . i i , . ... -
mveiy w mm. vaicmii. nau uueu to uiis
wild party with the strict understanding
that Crabb had gone down to Brighton to
a bachelors' jolly making, there to escape
the eternal Christmas children.
' There seems to be more children about
at Christmas than at any other period of
the year," said Crabb ; and did he not see
enough there t
Septimus Symes, a very studious man,
who had written about Roman law, and
was supposed to be editing Justinian's In
ttitutes for the direct purpose of showing
that they were based entirely on the law of
Moses, was one of those men who, when
they cease working at their eternal mental
" grind," become transformed, as it were, to
boys. He was quite as young, mentally,
as his daughter Maggie Symes ; and she and
her two friends, Mr. and Mrs. Boldero
two merry, black-eyed, red cheeked people,
who looked rather more like brother and
sister than husband and wife, and who ad
mired all the pretty children and pitied all
the sickly ones were as full of real enjoy
ment as they could be. As for Mr. Job
son, he was in his his own right, as host
and as clergyman, the chief of the party.
Everybody expected him to be so, and be
ing on his own ground, he did not disap
point them. Katie Brownjohn looked at
hjm with a real admiration when she saw
that he made no difference between rich
and poor, and ordered about her august
father and the objectionable Crabb and
Catchitt as if they had been footmen.
The party began at five. The rich guests
welcomed by Jobson in his high-bred
way for he was unmistakably a gentle
man were delighted with his pretty new
school room, decorated with mottoes, holly
with red berries, and bright laurel leaves.
There were many religious mottoes, but
not one that was not appropriate, manly
and beautiful. In the centre of the end
wall, over the centre table and three long
tables stretched down the room, there
shone the words, " Peace on earth ,-" at the
sides were, " Be of good cheer," " Try to
be good;" and in a conspicuous place there
blazed, in red and' green, letters, Mr. Job
son's own motto, " Don't worrit todb
sblf." Half the evil among his poor peo
ple, he said, arose, according to th'e ladies
of tbe humble families he visited, from
" worriting " themselves. And this vigor
ous man addressed himself only to one
thing, and threw old troubles off his mind
as a duck throws water from her back.
" 'Pon my word, Mr. Jobson, your room
looks admirably set-out ; I anticipate much
pleasure, I'm shaw," Baid Mr. Brownjohn
in patronizing accents.
"And much hard work before it is over,"
said the Curate, squaring his shoulders,,
and pointing to a motto, " Work while it
is day ; " underneath which was another,
and a comment, "Nothing like hard work."
" ' Pon my word," said the merchant to
himself, " didn't know there had been so
much good sense among the clergy : there
it nothing like hard work."
" Please, ladies and gentlemen, will you
draw up in a line behind me ? Mr. Symes,
you are a sergeant in the Inns of Court,
just put them In order."
BTT- . ;
Symes brought himself up stiff, saluted
the Captain, and drilled his little troop,
placing Crabb sind Catchitt "as pivot-Wen
at eacn ena or tue line, v men jHbson
struck a bell, and -the large d mob, Was fiffr
ed, and in marched about sjjtty children,
of all ages, singing, " e&wattL; ftmHBk
Soldiers," so pratfily aodJ smeel&Mramal so
softly, till their, -parfnatoratriwaarr;
least sixty more came in.; and men J
wnen tney had been led by their mrtarlttrs.
up ana aown tue room, aucr placed in due
order, the whole. 'hundred ,jpL Iwjmlsj
Voices and the twenty or 'thirty'guests'foofc
up me cnorus, ana nmsnetl - tue' 'hymn-' m
fine style ; Catchitt, who sang bass, throw
ing the whole power of his Iqngs into tiie
song; and Crabb; who'had a ftifelsettb,
which he cultivated at the TurshidTSok-fa
Union, creating quite a sensation,,
Then Jobson, in the silence. which en
sued, took a ptn out of the band of his
cassock, and said, '" Children sad In sisini.
I want to hear a pin , drop," And he- did.
hear it drop .- and so did Crabb, and Cat
chitt, and SymesyQ.C.i - Who was1 looking
down his line like drill sergeant, won
derfully amused, with. the. scene. ( -j
After the silence, Jobson wished all his
guests a merry Christmas, and explained
now it was but this wasrn pious ncticb
tint-' rVtrriinVt: "ofV trrJtaW
feast, and that he waxtUv.ttamttSLw or
derly "we (he never once said " they,
making himself entirely one of them)
could be; and then he knelt fevereEMy
down, and aU followed his exam pit. Ser
geant Symes' troopgoing down, like one
man ; and then the good Curate offered op
a prayer, so true, so full of XttftWgi arid so
beautiful, that more : than . jc5e -y and
Katie Brownjohn 's two eyes, in narticular
filled with tears. ' Thin,' atfef" a"deep
" Amen "to tln'T iilVrnntri iisaHSqafl
joined ia, e ven Crakb, . srly) .a toarjfcd
w e a jr.osiuve l. rauqsoBner,
took in the FortnigHty Reeiew,
subscribed to the Woman's Pcst-oaortem
and Surgieal . Society,, ateo, ..thSj "move
ment for granting equality to the sexes by
making Women-batchers. After the prayer,
Jobson symbolically took off hht coat and
said, "Let us begirL rSymes, rxy gpbd
"Sir." said the senreant. salStinJr.
" Take your two most efficient amstoi the,
end of those tables.'
" Yea. sir. said
Symes. And in a
" jiflV " Crabb and CafchittVerlK
otf, and placed as carvers at the taWeti
a white-headed' old gentleman, a jfeeply,
penitent' but once irauxluTflU asAkrutpt,
came forward ; " please tak tyAafWrfi
centre table. Mf. 8ymea,you wiU bejhy
aide de-camp. Mr. BrowirjoM anBTIr.
Boldero, you are at present the -Head-waiters
; we shall not dine Ulleva)ra And,
ladies, you will attend, to the ohildres, and
make yourselves generally werul V
Away went Mrs. Brownjohn, Patty
Parkyns, Maggie JBfeJfc'-Bbwunming over
with happiness at being useful, anq tuck
ing and turning up their line dresses so as
to wait with more ease. At fl aVnl t'rabtj
and Catchitt, each furnished with huge
napkins to cover their best black, and ra
marched a file of cook-shop men with
roast and boiled fowl and flesh, aad vege
tables in abundance. Crabb, who had a i
knife as sharp as a razor, carved like the
professional and pasty-faced gentlemen
who, by living in the neighborhood dit
oouea porK ana peas-puaaing, grow like
them. Mr. and Mrs. Boldero were
sorbed in looking after the little children,
Svmes was ubiquitous, and all Were
anxious to please and to serve, mat-aft ecu
most desperate engagfJeaVdnt, in which J
Urowmohn came up oat ot breath wrtril
delight and wonderment, and saidV By
Jove, Ht. Jobson, I never saw people eat
so much in my life!" . d
" Ah, sir," said ths Curate, " remember
this is their one feast; , many have not
eaten their fill for weeks, and some have
tasteu tor a aay or so previously. j
You ra a good man, Mr. Jobson." said J
Brownjohn ; " put me down fpr ten nound
fnwflrrls pvnpnitfb u - rI I J'.Ol flOst
" Sir rskried the Curate with delight. 1
"I beg pardon for offefing so little;
make it twenty -five. if. von nfease. Hallo !
why, what's that? Uaa lr believe ' An!
eyes ? Why, they have not spoken forayia I
months I .
Yea. it was Arsxtallv the naae there
Crabb and Catchitt shaking' hands,
occasion was this : Crabb.aijfer winn
Victoria Cross symbolically at carvin
beef, had felt hh occunarioh' ftwhe wit
puddings and ChristrAas--pis, and jaawl
ucbci l u 1113 p. .at roaisrvr uHeioiuae
be held and had -cnBtlatd aiimsaff as
waiter, still unaer tho ..watchful eye of I
Byrnes, u.c, who, having net nai ougMrai
Maggie that a certaau Bop Swallow wtuld
eat more puaqjxig tnaa en Jioit, wav-j
careiui 10 encourage pwaiiow lor me sue
of winning tlie bet Cffe kisses against tae.k
pair of Jouvin s best No. 01, As Catchitt 1
nau aiao consuiuteu iiuiiBeu wauer, anu, ;
seizing a piate or pres. movea nasuiy w
the left, where tie espied a Temporaryd!! ;
in the battle, while Crabb, with a hpsejAn
jjuuuiug, . . w iigui.
consequence' was, anal As'strtfltt sept JOS-I
or two ramce-pies over . viraoo s i
being the taller man., and Crabb
posited the pudding in Catchitt's
"Beg pardon, I'm sura," said
Catchitt, who was a gentleman, and quite
ready to take the fault on himself. T
What's that Votf safd ?" cried Crabb; .
"I said that ' I begged-'"your pardon,
and I do," 1 said Catchitt, somewhat
"And I grant it, my boy, a thousand
times over; give me. your hand;" and
Crabb, who had only waited for the op
portunity, and was longing for the com
mencement to be made by, a partner Whej
was his junior, caught hold of the Uanif
that was about to pick up a pie, and shook
it with fervor. v oB sifav
"Thanks, Crabb my boy," said , his
partner, quite delighted ; " and now I'll
thnTtk von for those nSes. "Hurt mv riM.-
front? no; damaged the napkin, that's 1
ail. x say, isniiiioiiyr..ij .e-c k
"Wonderful, is it net? I say, gotany-I
thing to drink? gharp work that carvmgM
You and I had all the work, Catchitt.!Tts
Here you are, gunis : yy aiier a ia, uia
room, ssia lime uojaero, who, wun ms j
-urtro Kot tnkpn inhrtrp-ft of the oaTYtsT! '
Broniohn was on the spot,
course, and clinking their glasses
stage conspirators, the-r three partne
poured down their ufri
to be nectar. ' i
After that the fun grew boisterous.
Punch for the seniors, lemonade;. for the
children, tea for the ladies, joade their3 -apa
pearance, and the cidevant carvers and
waiters walked aino)g their guests.
It was quite pretty to set aWIW that rich
heiress Katie Brownjohn took to 'the
poorest aud most helpless children, and
how she who had, by her father's orders,
just refused the son of a duke It is bntJ
egyllent turbos fowls, turkey, antf Deef
fair to -say that thaaehik Wat a very bad
duke, ad tisaX Tho iSAW, tsWP'Bger son,
towkaftar.-hia dw-graceew flattering into
earnest conversation with a poor book -
er, .and expunging , " experience "
IT I . . T ...11 u I IM-'i. r . -
o , i.iuutfws.. a lie imi
fSW SJSBM, 'JUJ
V.U, LUC O'J
her Twee; and
St e?OOfint. dM - -
the laundress spoke, nrjfwthosrt a tear or
wiiii n pruuy 11
rpOcrVhMB etteh" chiOT on
KAtiA waq liat.p.nino' trnVTfln
fbirdj oiathfj. tfat rts's -simple braweryaodJthr.yt
unostentatious goodness, Hatie Jjrown-
john'nwMisrtrwtospereft, Q HaaUsjthe maps
for ne," ,i , ti j io sk)
father and ntttner injuT sensible things, h
there was something to' be hoped for iqj
the far distance, let us say. But some-
times ihe most distant things are ! made,
nearer by clsBnce, 'ust as lightning brings
" ""f";. . 1tI ; 1 .
npnpH that aa tho HunitP ssMa rlMArifimir
pKjeji one ltU0, . cnwileQ cAtkiv . wtttt . nis
1 a j i ,j c
ahd said .'
" O, Mr. Jobson, what a happy day you
have givelllis r"7" 'V lY J?. ;
" A happy daf rAtf mtJS-rsqn ; " wlw,,
it is ndteadM yet.r tBerWvi dinner to
come yer the bife fork ta ttfc large root
ini aimtpboam.'' i . ,
u JbllyH JWtBhed Ke,
who, like a strong, healths jjOfctag .jWomaa,
hd a grtd ppttrti aad began to feel
hungry. "But it will not, be better thfl
so good all the poor are good, funnk T
J.qeMUA& What most Of ns. wonMLl
ne uurace solemnly,
ty Mlow everv
geneisi(hiBrt'Says she iAureatefl
aird hSTWS7DBast WOfrv bjlsuvv I
" 1 TaiaSBBBiaaMariekMa sBviinai tlie poor ia a
loomp is bad."
?irt witn nis sumngf), atm loxrwng at fjv
too, with hi 1 ilisi IimiiIi lasiAaus a m
of haBslsBiaridi laWwklh ana gladness, thrsa
things- whiah all Tttsaf aike ; he was
03 aaa flraw
for he i
stwrwaashSl daasnateaeelst X
t rule idogk:Xss4Ptadthe othar
1" tWWvQBilB-Jiortora cela-
Jrtnafoalar W tfrtrl rru. to ftikial.
tejnata boTpi quotatio "of
yours. Tttr. Jobson. fsdJ
"It is; itTS SO enerallytteaful ; it M a
favotite," said the poor raan.aalner con-
Hfirfikmerl -eot wttb a sudden love ; hexs
lrDo you mean that, Miss Brownjohn J "
Idebew ifaaaon, as if he had need to ask
Katie's answer was twculiar. The baah-
mu sraxiesBT ayts fcecams truimphant, the
bjuah of. maidenjy reserve blazed up into
LJgated g kjt'slisaa as aha hjld
white hand out toanoTneT strong Tirownv
iaelinct to be seek
ing for it. The
little watchful crinbled
boy as "ftelookfe "tr at tnis, ' w-hich was
but a momentary arias ion, a moment which
gave the color to a liie, laughed at the
happiness lie saw on both faces, and ad
mired tite -fine, well-grown forms he saw-
knew that he
ever m so str
ight, so 'tall, so
ertedratrje Bansja, omlng to
" why, it's ten minutes to seven,
1 n4 aj
r" VMlfaU tMehe pin .drop, sir asMd
SO afaTlT Waf leii mu
fJo, rbankyour not now. afrfas and
gentlemen," said the Parson, "h erveri
ak tcra wrh aoiac to. diaaer : I .Mare
sMuuadsav the . headship, therafoluf lasf
ekslettrs Bolton and Prosser, and hope in
due time to return and spend tha erening.
lira. Brownjohn, may 1 have the hoaorf
-nies, xny dear boy, take Mrs. Boldero,
tientlemen, eacn a laoy; ana maw allow
me' to lean the .way.
And a caaital dinne capital champagne.
hqu wallers wxio wcrty msosicrv vn mcir
st-' had tb -Vara ts proritled, sad never
.TO Afls -stron-iaw
a storaur aaa.ae mran ami Katie, seaina j
in him me embodiment of power and Wise
vV-.llT " 3e) triabfav W
hki ncnnot 1
ana we ao aixinxngs
rrere.1 uxr .ttvjsssot : eveu
;whyy, atri " cried irossc
ow.Htin nis Tjstir at
.Tsrosldea, a neref
ire hungry and mor4.
T c3ft vied with
Was a company mo;
Daeaaed. Crabb an
each other In fun and jollitf, Byrnes
nuns bv the bu'hel. and. 7 thrM Bolderos
laacrhad. so taatiMaABne Svmes was ouite
fjieiitened at them lifter dinner all the
'gats" nyns; tuiaiirnious 'Vote? ' Wnfagti tuted .
Jawhwilfthat as the chsmrmaD, deputing himj
u lIuib k Alt Johsan in their united names.
Then Jobson, sly dog! arose and tofd hlB
Centra smipiyhow" he managed nxatterlij
add how generous lOr. iirownjahn had
more than repaid, him for all . the cost he
vhrmld be snenf in maktnc neonle hannv.
9fe trven told then haadsooie sum given,
eUaertoa Crabb and Catchitt, not to be be
hind tlie senior, made up the sskn to fifty.
Need all this be told ? need it be said that j
rafath, tjssattng' behind her lather, mud to ,
him, with a kiss, i ather, want to give
him Komefliinir '"
Qutte" rflttit. ay darUna; U
tsrownwav. Fm sura."
f RutTfathar I have aiven It : von Won't
bg'eross, will yon f" fu,L uWrn inSm ;,J
yon Won't ruin ma, puss, I
Q pf papa ! Then something about
vrrrgTlwaysV Ileal f -vnm wMatajt-ed. and
place in the scWl
school -rtmt The nitwt.inso
children had all cleared oat as Mr. Prosser
said.; the tables were moved, and the decks
cteared, ana, in amfaculdus way, a fkldla
erf two', abarp, and u tifo' were seated, or at
least their players were, in a corner. At
Mr. Prosser's signul off wut tlie music
arid off went th;1 Iflancers Brbwnjohn
danced Jwith Ms wife, lbs Parson turfl
Katie, Mr. Crabb secured tho little Maggie
Symes, the Queen's Counsel footed it with
ths hswkbiaefer, and Catokitt was admirably
a ? .( vi ..,.., .
ftfed'With the laundress as a partner,
M Dance.1 they. did dance!,
" vO, by Jingo, my dear Mr. Jobson, If
rois ia your Christmas party." cried Crabb.
who looked as our French friends have it.
A . mM. M I art . mZA. 1 m. . .. ... I- .
m Tauoaae armnuarwe, oook me lor
t t c . i .1 t,
UUt. Al LU13 19 UUCIULIUU, A All U
operative. Ain't ydu, Catchitt ?"
'" Vm It-W. m.iutllthn nf.'o cnrL" uij
Jobson, wiping. his brow. "It is so verv
retev to be hanrv if we trv to help each
Hut,' said Katie, as she looked into the
Wear eyes oPTier ideal, "after all we must
- -0a0? aa4 l1 paupers on the 4th
' WP'is thai which must play before it
jan JWk frf A. flrt-epgine.
Ths wealthiest man in Baltimore is
worth only fcwan HTsthon dollars.
Wh.t iavtbaj,, yith, t two persons,
but only touches one? A wedding ring!
. urmh mm
A. OontrJaDIction. The best way to
Ptsd tfp si stwrd. ia to split the differ
fthfe;hfifeallUie taVP'Tl .Ai .
' " " T . J CC i ,
wihTe fif ne work of
mnj:&7t years upon It."
tlxfJiabit of leaving his lonely
AiQuack. Dism Roast duck,
jj0t a Poor Gift A gift to the poor.
"A Roxaino TRADH-Keeping
. i &
7 ''. - , . . ,
i jnAn iiA lyuuuuuu una a, uutacL-uiiiin
AH Albany Undertaker snorts a f.1,700
heassj. The people who riae m It are not
l.u.w r.ui . s .1 1
lrkewise ISureinthe Washington.
Pulverized dog" is the Colorado
name for the severest tax unon the swier-
jsaWsMMswaW Tan nnaospecUng public,
of vonne' wrrmpn y.
I i Msrrrpbis.' Eaeh meniber is bound
TnaWsMatttal Idfet.ae OUcagb does a
and receives, its
mpny pays its
A smart lad. hearing his mothe
1 Jaa, hearing
t tWS-wM Mb
mrifnt -kb "was df of 'isaie.
clairasdv '"Jhan. why don't you get me a
arZimi Ai. a.. . . . . ,,
' rm Bistortcai society T Brooklyn, M.
first one manufactured at a glass factory in
iBtafjBjace, la uk
car 1 conductor named
500 diamond pin in his
nt pfcKed u
baai, fsaiAsd tm Owaser. and restored it, re-
j , c ArA , 1
ctfivmg Liivreior a fju rceuuuv.
An Alderman, visiting a church-yard
with & MeAd,: pointing to a quiet, shady
popk. said: "This is the spot where I in
tend being laid,'. lam, spared f
1 AraoarHHRiciL, knowledge, says the
Danbury, Mass.; Newt, is not thoroughly
dlstribmed to onr schools. A boy, being
asked, ".What is mist" vaguely respond
ed," An umbrella.
One of A. rtr. Stewart's clerks, who was
arrested for stealing an eight dollar shawl,
confessed that he had stolen twenty -seven
shawls in as raairy days.
found by a boy and. returned to her. So a
Boston paper states.
A TOTjNt gentleman with an inquiring
turn of mind yished to be enlightened on
'the following : If brooks are, as the poets
call them, the most joyous things in na-
hat are they always murmuring
IYotjH fcottpnsV' said Flavia, "ae
cheating vile trash! See! the colors are
gone, though you said they would wash V"
' Voo S ' ' thA aKtnlrAPrur anQWAKul
rWPaJ1aieyi weiiTd wash, but i
meant they'd toash out "
T ATfAucMi Mass.) man sold a- piece of
issue saace'to me eastern itaiiroaa
tor a free pass tor. lite over the road and all
ita-branohosWhi -himself, and brother and
their wivyjyanfl, the investment proved a
noatViAWf nVble ome. to him.
o Thb simple! and comprehensive epitaph
in: Gjryfrier's church-
Vignqjjant , ma 'named Rogers, who
Cincinnati recently, ana who, not
sole to write nis name, maae nis
leaves a will bequeathing to bis
wife and five children $3.50,000, of which
fi 50,000 ts in steamboat and dry dock
shares, and $100,000 in real estate.
!fo mode of payment cam be fair which
overtook the previous training at that
workman. I Sir Joshua Reynolds was once,
asked by a person for whom he had paint
ed a small picture, how he could charge so
much for a work which only employed him
Fr H rto,- t" ....iu ai
A MiSTiKKK Yqusq Man. "I hone
you wilijse, able to support me," said a
young lady while walking out one evening
wthner intended, during a somewhat slip
pery state of the sidewalks. "Why, yea,"
said the somewhat hesitating swain, "with
a little assistance from your father." There
was Sbn4e ' confusion, aad a profound si
lence." mm., ... , i c,n nnjn. tr .it
A U C x J .11 uwi ' A 11 ' P. SP SSBSSj 1 ail
the briefs,' -proadiags, summonses, and
other law papers which have grown out of
the McGarraiian case were bound together,
they would make -five hundred law vol
also, that U the . fees and costs
would amount - to at least fjt,500,000.
More than, two doaen lawyers; have been
sctained in it nxst and last.
A Han living in Ffeetown, Burj, Eng
land, "after due announcement," put up
"fits wife for sale the other night, the two
llavMAg ecom mutually urea ot each
oilier, inere were itnree mas-s., os. ana
cfe and Tbr the last generous offer the wo
man was "knocked down," to a. neighbor
whom she had previously shown a
lUriag. . The "lot" was borne away with a
rone arouod its neck.
They iuive a "horse of uncommon men
tal powers 4t! Tirtlnswark, Ale. lie got
Ior lne "ee neius at win, ancr nis
stuck a nail over the hasp fastening one
night. In the morning, however, the
horse was Iri the garden as usual. Ho had
drawn the nail with his. teeth, unhasped
and opened the door ; and still more, he
harPtuRerrthe garden gate from its hinges
And net dropped it, but actually set it up
betide the fence.
Is England a B3ason ticket-holder on a
railroad, found The advertised train not
going to start, in consequence of the fire
man having neglected to keep up steam,
and ordered a special train at a cost of
about forty pounds, which he paid, and
then brought an action for the recovery
of the money and ten pounds additional
for, hi own loss of two hours' time. The
Judge expressed himself "astonished"
that the company had resisted such a
claim, and the jury gave the plaintiff a
verdict for all he asked.
The village of St Re ray, near Metz, was
destroyed during one of the many bloody
battles that took place in the vicinity of
that fortress. An old woman, a native of
the place, was found on the ruins of one
of the houses, sobbing frantically, and
vowing by all that was holy to her that
she would not leave the place. She was
gray-haired, and 73 years of age, and so
some of the Prussian soldiers took pity
on her. They rebuilt the little cottage,
thatched it with straw, gave her some sol
diers' cloaks for a bedding, and provided
her with other necessaries as much as was
in their power. Every day she gets rations
taken to her regularly by the enemies otl
her country. Such little traits of humarawi
ty give a refreshing varjety to the many in
cidents of cruelty that are practiced on
Dead Letter Office The dead let
ter office is one of the most curiously in
teresting branches of the government, and
the cause of it, or the necessity for such
institution,-is a mystery. It is impossible
almost to conceive of the carelessness, stu
pidity, and ignorance by which more than
68,000 letters were intrusted to the post
office in a single year, for which no desig
nation could be found, in consequence of
inaccuracies, Imperfections, and fatal omis
sions in direction upward of 3,000 having
no address whatever. And the mystery is
the more remarkable whan it is considered
that these letters contained money lo the
amount of at least $100,000, in small sums
generally, and checks, drafts, etc., to the
amount of 13.000,000 more. This proper
ty was of course returned, or most of it
upon information obtainedaby opening and
examining tbe- letters at tbe dead letter
A oood Story is told about an old hunt
er who used' to trap about Moosehead
.Lake, by the name of Ellis His reputa
tion as a great bear-hunter extended far
and wide. Several years ago, when bear
skins were very fashionable for sleigh
robes, sportsmen about the lake in the fall
e one ot tins ; ana, u me oia
r, would pay for It in advance.
He bad bargained for one in this wav one
year, and whenThe first snow came, started
off with bis gun and soon came upon
Bruin's track He ran all day without
overtaking him, but camped upon his
track-that night, and early the next nfom
ing took up the scent and followed him all
that day, with no better success than upon
the previous day. The third day tound his
aged limbs quite stiff and sore ; however,
ht made another start and ran till welt
nigh exhausted, when he came in sight of
Bruin, who had stopped for a few mo
ments' refreshment, but upon seeing his
pursuer started off again at full speed. The
old man took aim and fired ,- bat Bruin
didn't stop. Feeling too far gone to run
another step, he shouts with all the energy
of despair : " You may run, but there ain t
a hair on ye that belong to ye, for I've mold
your hide and got my pay for it."
Mental Taxation a Cause of Dyspepsia.
Mental anxiety and pecuniary embar
rassments, such as loss of property by fire,
by failure in business, or by bad debts, and
also domestic troubles, disappointed affec
tions, - and the loss, or the treachery, of
friends, wijl frequently cause ayspepsia;
too close, and too active intellectual labor
is also a frequent cause. Editors, authors,
and literary persons often engender dys
pepsia in this way.
Much brain labor requires much blood
at the brain, and an ever-working intellect
uses up so much of both blood aad nervous
force that there is not enough remaining
to do the work of digestion.
On the other hand, deranged digestion
is sometimes produced by too little exer
cise ef the brain. Persons are frequently
met with who have been in active busi
ness life, and, having accumulated enough
lo uausiy Lueir amumoii, nave reuicu aivau
business. Now although the brains and
bodies retire from active life, yet the poor
stomachs very often have their tasks in
creased. If a man has been for a long
time accuataaBed. to eating heartily and
working hare, either with body or brain,
he had better not relax his working habits
without at the same time having a cor
responding relaxation in his habits of eat
ing. " He who will not work neither shall
he eat," Is not only a Bible injunction, but
a law of the human constitution, the diso
bedience of which is often attended with
such derangements of digestion, and
other bodily infirmities, as to render either
Dr. Miller on Dyspepsia.
Hunger and Thirst.
The want of solid food is indicated by
the sensation of hunger, -and that of
liquids by thirst ; hunger is referred to the
stomach, thirst to the upper part of the
throat; but the conditions of these parts
depend on the wants of the system The
sensation of hunger is probably dependent
on the turgid condition of the capillary
vessels of the stomach, preparatory to the
secretion of the gastric juice, excited by
the sympathetic nerves, and communicated
to the nervous centres ; when food is in
troduced, the fluid is secreted, the capil
laries are relieved of their blood, and the
immediate cause of the nervous depression
It is well known that banger is tempo
rarily relieved by the introduction into the
stomach of indigestible substances; earth.
clay, aad other articles are swallowed by
savaires and travelers when hungry, with
the effect of removing, for a time, the sen
sal ion of hunger ; but, as the wants of the
system are not thus satisfied, the local re
lief soon passes away, and food is demand
ed more imperatively than at first
The sensation of hunger may not be
noticed, if the mind or body be actively
engaged ; the student who takes a light
supper, may labor a great part of the night
without feeling hungry ; but when he lays
his aching head upon his pillow, to rest,
his empty stomach warns him of the
necessity of food, and refreshing sleep is
out of the question till this is taken.
Thirst, more than bnnger, is connected
with the state of the general system , for it
is immediately relieved by the introduc
tion of fluid into the stomach, from which
It is very quickly absorbed by the veins in
cholera, where the fluid excretions are un
naturally increased, the demand for liquids
is extreme, and may be satisfied by injec
tion into the veins instead of introduction
into the stomach.
Salted and Diced food, i
tobacco, cause thirst : the
as to drink that the food mav i
be digested, and the latter that the dilution
or tbe poison may excite less irritation in
the mucous membrane. Whatever excites
great thirst we may be sure is not good for
us ; in the thirst of a fever the blood is af
fected,' causing an unnatural state of the
secretions, and the consequent demand of
If food be not supplied, the body feeds
on itself, and the blood derives its mate
rials of supply from increased waste of the
tissues ; the tissue most destroyed is the
fat, the loss of which is accompanied by
a fall in the animal temperature. In man,
total privation is not borne above a week ;
bat, by the aid of water, Hfe mav be pro
Kneeland, in Good Health.
Only a Shadow.
A story is told of a well-known gentle
man who sometimes Imbibes too ft sal y of
the ardent, going home late at night re
cently, and mistaking his shadow outlined
on the front door for a man, he paused a
little in surprise, and then lifting his hat
very gracefully, bade him good evening.
"A very pleasant evening, said the gen
tleman. &o reply.
"This is my house, I believe," waving
The hand of the shadow want through
the same graceful carve.
"I should like to get in, sir, if you'll
stand aside;'1 bat the shadow made no
movement to let him pass.
The gentleman was evidently surprised.
He repeated his desire to pass In, bat the
shadow remained still.
His wife, hearing her husband's vols,
looked through the window blind, and
seeing no one but himself asked why he
didn't come in.
"So I would, my dear, but this gentle
man" pointing to the shadow "Insists
on blocking up the door."
His wife quietly opened the door, re
marking, "that waa your shadow."
"Indeed," said the puzzled citizen, "wall
now, I thought he was a mighty fine look
ing fellow to be so impolite' sad went In.
Whenever he shows a disposition to re
main out late at night, his wife has only to
remind him of the shadow on the door
step to insure a speedy re urn
Billings on Cats.
Ths cat iz called a domestik anl mile
bat I never hav bin able tew tail whare
You kant trust one, enny more than you
kan a case ov the gout, There iz only one
mortal thing yu kan trust a cat with, and
com out even, and that iz a bar ov hard
They are az meak az Mosiss, but az full
ov deviltry as Judus Iskaratt.
They will harvest a dozen ov young
chickens for yu, and then steal into the
sitting room az softly az an undertaker,
and lay themselves down on the rug, at
yure feet, full ov injured innocence and
chicken, and dream ot their childhood
All thars iz about a cat that iz domestik
that I know ov, iz that yu kant loose one.
Yu kant loose a cat they art az hard
to looze az a bad reputashun iz.
You may send one out ov the State, dan
up in a meal bag, and marked " C. O. D.,"
and the next morning yu will find him, or
her (according tew sex) in the same old
spot, along side ov the kitchen stove, ready
tew be stepped on.
Cats have got two good ears for meV.y,
and often make the night atmospkear
melodious with their opera musik.
Yu may kill one az much az yu have a
mind to, and they will begin life anew. In
a few minutes, with a more flattering pros
pektus. Dogs I love, they carry their kridenshuls
in their faces, and kant hide them, but the
bulk ov a cars reputashun lays buried In
their stumuk, az unknown to themselves
az tew anybody else.
There iz only one thing about a cat that
I like, and that iz they are very cheap ; a
little money Well invested will go a grate
ways In cats.
A Faithful Horse.
Murr years ago there lived on the banks
of the Brandywine, in the State of Penn
sylvania, an old Quaker gentleman, who
possessed an old and faithful servant. This
servant was a horse ; his roinw Was Char
ley. Now Charley had trotted before the
family chaise for many a long year, to the
village post-office, to the Sabbath day meet
ing, ana upon all kinds of errands. Old
Charley was ever ready to be " hitched
up." Hot one trick had he shown, nor had
he once proved unfaithful, and grandfather
always rode him upon such errands or
business as he might have about the farm.
Tha river divided the farm, and it was nec
essary to visit the lot on tie other side ;
there was a bridge a mile and a half from
the house, bat there was a good ford Just
down by the bank which was always used
when the water was not high. One day In
the spring time grandfather had to go over
the river, bat the freshet had come, tha
banks were overflowed, and tbe ice in great
cakes and flelds was coming down with a
rush, so he mounted old Charley, and set
off by the way of the bridge. Arriving
safely on the other side, he spent some time
in the business which had brought him
over, and it was nearly sundown when
he got ready to go home. He looked
up toward the bridge, said it was
a long three miles around, and
that he believed he would try the
ford. " Old Charley can swim," he said
ss he rode down to the bank of the
stream, " and it is but a short way over."
Chsriey looked reluctant, but after con
siderable urging he entered the stream. In
a moment he was striking out bravely for
the opposite shore, but in another moment
a great cake of ice came pounding along,
overwhelming both man and horse. They
both rose, but granfather bad lost his seat i
but as he was swept along by the powerful
current, he caught the drooping branch of
a large sycamore tree, and was safe from
immediate danger. The riderless horse
pursued his journey toward tha house, and
soon reached the shore. Here, appearing
to miss his familiar friend, be looked
around, and, as it seems, discovered his mas
ter clinging to the branch of the tree ; imme
diately ana without hesitation, 'he turned
around and swam boldly for the tree, and
beneath he stopped and permitted my
grandfather to get on his back, and then,
although quite exhausted, started at once
for home. The whole scene had been
witnessed by tbe family, and they got
ready with boats and went to meet the
nearly exhausted horse ; he was caught by
the bridle When near the shore and the
old gentleman relieved from his perilous