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The Fremont Journal.
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BY.VIIC(X &: CREESE. -
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4 " Tii TBif3 OF THE JOURK AL: .'.
y-. tins year, in advance,! t'-O -f,0
Jit tha expiration of the year, -
Six months, -r.
Three months, - - -
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NEATLY AND WtCKXIf DOME., j
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mill KEarrAll beaamumieatione of -the Lodge
I - . icl..l.k.ll i- U 1
sno's Block, every Tuesday evening. Visiting Broth
erssndSateisare invited. All who feel u interest
B tb am of TmpwiM nod the nllm of the
V community, srereoues-ed to join Si. - I36tf0
. urtrin A: CHANCE,
"1 TTOSNETS AT I,AW, OHwh Buelanra Nsw
BID,,, 1 ...ow. ., - v .
' . - J.-' St. It AltTJJSTT. i.
" I TIvKM1.! 4ftWfVnDRiiiAn nj- ew ,
A w D. Gm-vU Co.! Sto eonwr Front aJ
v" ,. - . ..rBWOST.omo.. ,- ; . .
1 - - jou mTemmox,-
' - 'i TTORSEYfAT 1AWo4 Notary PaWlc. Also
" J notherised agent for coIlM-tlnn of !1 kinds of
atUitary.Beuuty.tnd Pension Claims, Jl
. CLTDE, OHIO. , ,
A TTORNET AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, wlU
A attend to Laral Bwmh U gandusky and ad
' foininroouotieo. Particular attention paid to the
' '.e,.naieaor Clalata. Soldiers' Book Pay. Bounty
aod Pension claims promptly attended so. OFFICE
' rroU earner reom.uB-stairs. Tyler Block,
. FRSttONT, OHIO.
'-i ' -; --C. W.' PAGE, -
a'TrOR-VPTaTLAirand KoUry Pnblia. Inar
, -J ooim, iiMl Kitot i eonoral CollMtinf Agmit
. for tU kindj of War and Patent Claims
CMfDB, OHIO. .
h. w. worsiiow,
i TTORNBYHn COUKSELLOB AT, LAW, will
. A attend to Profoational Bsainaa is Sanduky
andadioiniBRooAntiea. Snosial attentioa (ioaa
ameariac Soidiar-t Pay, BooBtr, and Pactions.
Omoa Saooad Story Tyiai'a Bloak.
- -f BBMOKTt.vOHiOf v -NoTbr,.18a.
t t ' r-:-
. CTxaarr. a rowwa.
- EVERETT & FOWLEBj
ATTORNKIKS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
and Solieiton la Chancary; will attend to pro
fessional aaiinan in Kaadanky and ndjoininf cona
tion. Offioa. tj4eood utorr Borkland'a NEW Block.
rM-Bta TREMONT, OHIO.
J. M. COttEY, M 1.
PHVSICIAS AND 8UR8EON. rFM5-m.-tJ-a
orer Lmb.i'i Hat and Cap Store, nett doer to
bnaw't Dental Offie., , .
J t y -1 BfcMOKT, OHIO, oc-.80Mj
H. F. BOS WORTH, M.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Offiw, SLobhj'p
Bloak, orer Poet Offiee, Front Stmt,
W rKEMOKT.OHIO. 44yl
t w plirivn. nr. n..
HollCKOPATHIO PBYSlCtAJi A-VD 8CK(JEON.
Ota atari rrom 1 to S r Jl. Satnrdaya, from
10 a. m. to 8 r. . "ParWcalarattentton paid to Dia
wMot too Throat and Lanfa. oKCB,iaUaa'.
U tid Bifck, aeeond door,
0 KKamJNT, OHIO. AprU18..J
T7 IrrTV" BAKEK. M...
A -pjHYSlfaAN AND SURGEON. OfSot K im'i Block,
vKax Parry Cloat'.O toary Uor. .
- CICUIIVT (1HI.I flit
S. B. TAIiOR,M.D.,
H0M(E0PATH1C PHYSICIAN AN&-BURGEON.
OrrJCE In Yalletta'i Bloek,aT.i fi B.lluoiv'e
UivMnr and Crockery Btpra,
' BEMONT,OBIO. , . aplMj
DENTIST, ii prepared to do all work in
tba Bental Protaeeion with oronipt-
biiaarMOM. Ueu. nropaiadta Mtfroma ingieWoui
' to forminf oompl.u aou (or np par and lower jaw.
Tacth isiirted oa pirot, or foli et aiWer plate
mon In Bnoklao-rpold Block, up etaira,
FREMONT, OHIO. Jaa3
G. J. SAliZMAN,
kENTlSr.will be in nil office, at Clyde, fa.
I i ... l..t twn wMMk.uf ah moutlt. fcClf
. MAvfiuum all Anmtiiinl IMaiMd in 1:
trotonioa. iSntiefation (iuu -hI io all
Kuome nt tha old land, Oct 27. 64 IStf j
CLYDE, OHIO. ... ..
1)R. E. UlIiLON ic. SOSj
RUfleMHAoaddMletaia Faiata,CUa, DyoataSi,
XT Window Glare, P.tent Medicine, fki cy Artl
ctea, Ac , f root Street,
. ' rRkMONT, OHIO.
CV M . MeCl'JLIiOCII ,
DEALER InDnite, !le4Iclos Chemicals, PJnts
OUa, Vanniahoa, bye Kanna,an, Booka, Sl
u.uery, Ufall Taper, fancy Goods, c, Ac,No.,
BUCKLAXU & SO.S,
DEALERS ia Urol,Iedlcinei!, Cliemka'4, rints,
Oils, Yantiahee, Hje-3 , Glasa, Booka, Bta
X.uoery, 4.11 P-r, fancy UovU, Ao Ao.N .1,
. Bucklud'aold Block.
rKS KONT. OHIO.
DB.7F0QS & BB.0-,
KiLKKS in doming, and Uereuact Tailoring,
one door north ef Natinal isank,
fKfc.HO.NT, OHIO, "
BUIaTUIA fAYLOU) ; ;
EALERS in Dry tiuoda, Preea Goeds, Domes
tic, wtite tiooca, woolen uooae. notions o,
ruer Front and Sut, Streets,
FREaWNTOIlIO. . ,- .
UERJION, HflllU oV WILSON,
DEALER3 is DryOods,8fcawlB ACIoska, White
SoodX Hoeiery and lore, Kianaela, Blmketa,
Motions, tc-From Hrreet
EALER3 in Dry GooiJ, Beady-Made Clothing,
wroerlea, n, root street,
; WW. A. RICE,
DEALER in Dry Goods, Gneerlea, Hata 4 Taps,
Boots and Shoes, Merchant Tailoring, Ac , Front
tweet, r - FREMONT, Ohio.
ROBERTS A; gHELUO.,
DiALtRd in Bardwa-a, NJX Stores, Agricul
tural implement-, Ac and nanuactnrers f;
Copper, Tinand Uhest-lron were, Front Street, -
: t. FREMONT, OHIO. ,. . -.
THOMPSON & CO..
ARD WARE, 8toees. Tin, Copper and Sceet Iron
Ware, Front STreet
s. e.. iaooa.B,
DEALER in Crockery, China and Glaawsr, Biit
taaia Ware, Lookms; Glssaes, Lamps, Ac ,Froat
bireet, FREMONT, OHIO. . r . .
C. IVX. WAS3W0RTE,
DEALER ia Cr.cery, China, Glasaas e, Ac,
FREMONT, OHIO. - .
1TRANK NJCRNEY, Prrprietor. Pssasngers csr-
rind to snd from tbe Hooee free of ehsrgs. Sit
aate corner of State sod Front streets,
. FREMONT, OHIO.
rsria aassLSB. . a aauiixs
KESSLER A BE1.PING, Proprietors. Psaergr
carried to and from tbs Honse free of charge
biluale sorner Front sod StsteStr-ets, - .
i A. I. WILES' . .
PHOTOGRAPH GALLFRY, in St. Clsit's Block,
opposite ths Post Office,
J. 11. HOOD,
T 1CKNCED CitT snd Coanty Auctioneer. Offiwat
j C A T R R Depot. Fremont. Psrticolsr stten
tioa giren to PoMic Vendnee: P. O. Draper, S4,
FKEMON f. OHIO. (51n)
HORfK-BHf 'EING 8HOP snd F.de-Tool mskiot.
on Nspoleoo ?tTeet.oppoait JuueA Bur. load's
lime-k;ln, FREMONT, OHIO. 6!ml.
YouDg America Diaicj Sitloou.
WARM MEALS SERVEDAT ALL HOURS.
OYSTERS by the Csn srd h:fCsn can always b?
obtalrelslow ss csa b bnght elsewhere.
C'oaean! see for roara-lf.
CLEVELAND A MILLIOCS.
Fremont, Pec J, 1SM ltf ... .
BARTLErr, BEERY & CO.,
IMPORTERS ANO Ii'Brtvns ol ci'k and fancy
i EHY GOODS,
410 Bru.;ay, New York,
riiiteai Bir:lftt. fh iemos B. Bsery, John H. Reed
laU of the Firm of Pardee, Bates A Oo, . .
Jaimt S. Hills, Ctts W. WllmoLDiwitt C. Carls,
ttta. J. Arnold, lata with Pardee, Bats, Co J0m8pd
Established 1829. Vol.
'FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO ; FRIDAY, JANUARY
New Series, Vol. XT, No. 2.
Coots onb 0!)OC0.
iPOUCYl P0UCY1 P0WCYI
The Gwai Question !
"f " i a, - s
.J ' e j' f 0
OTJR POLICT Uci-tinlroriioM eoaaomo to
thpep'eof this Met ton of cotintrj, that th
roliey of th P.tc.dent cr CoagnM, and w propotw.
As a Basis of Reconstruction,
That ererj Man, Woman or Chi id call at tbe Btore of
HOOT f& MENG,
And buy themselves a good pair of
Boots or Shoeis.
AT OUR TKRY;10W rfiICEB,T, v :
lad in kcpuii th fet dry and warm, and. bad
cool, th?j will aooa disooTer tb best plan fer(ta
OUR POLICY IS:
To bay goods of the Mannfso'nrers, easing the
Jobbsis' profit.. To bay Goods for Cash, saving tbe
tfte er cent. To buy goods by tb. PacksgeJ aar ng
6 per rent. To bur a large atock, alwaya having what
yoa want. Tosell goods cheaper than any other
boose in Obi . To keep good goods, and warrant
them. To bare ONE PRICE, and SELL FOB CASH.
Haying no space to eaamrrale oar Immense I took,
we wilt only say that we hara
EVERY STYLE "AND VARIETY
ths market affords, and hare a vary Urge amount of
Rochester, Buffalo, Boston, ,
AND OUR OWN MAKE OF
- Wemaaulacluie to order, an ainaL and latitaTO
all inpctonrir.iiKuiticcotBtock bt? fore porehaiBioe;.
Gall no io at our atom in Backland'i New Block.
HOOT 4 MENG.
Fremout. Sept. 28, 1806. vl.
NEW' GOODS !
VERY CHEAP AT
We are now otTerinfa aew and splendid ioek of
For ths Fall Trade st remtrksbly
. -.. ; '.. t
Pn filing by paPt experieoet, which haa Uuaht
evjrj body tbat pricoa advanoa as aooa ar ths ali
Tra-ie eororaeoeeie, we have bea to lbs
BOSTON AIJD KKWY0RK
ntarkets oarlier tbaa common, ihtu socarioc oar
goods at aBcb lower prtoes tbaa eaa bo dooa hers
alter, and we intend gtvlof our caatomers
ALL THE BENEFIT!
Give as a Call and satisff FOBrweiTCa
ueiore potrliaatua; euewnera,
Of si kinds, and Itrpalriiig, doo oiwhort notice
and warranted to (iv aaliBlaotioB.
LEATHER A1VD FINDINGS
Agood soppy constantly en band at the lowest
l'on't forget the place at the well
known euud of H. LESHKR.
. No. 4, Bucklaud's Old Rloek.
Fremont. Ai. 31-, 18U6.
tf i eVM T J ? M
CsV"' Ir. i
Opposite the Bank of
r.xfV' FREMONT, OHIO.
D. II. ALTAFFER,
WOlTLDrMaptHi'fuUy aaoonnoso ths citimns of
Kreoiootand sorroaadios: country, tbt as has
jaH opened n entirely new stock of
TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
which he is prepared to sell. Wholesale and Retail,
at tbs lowest fgures.. He wnu!d especially invite
Hotel i d Sa'oon K.eepera, v examine his roods, be.
fore purcb.aiog el wwfcere. CHEWING TOBACCO, af
the best brands .
MEERSCHAUM PIPES, MATCHES, CIGAR-HOLDERS
inndlesa yariety, eonatantly oa hand.
City sndeoantrj eustomsrs will be supplied
witn ererytiilng in my line of business, at reasona
Frsmont, June 1, 186e. 2ayl.
Marble Hali Billiard & Dining
?Yer Perry Close's Whol-sale Grocery Store.)
1 TAKE GREAT PLEASURE in announcing to ths
public tht 1 ha-re arap'e'f&rlitieatoaocomodate
thsioereased custom of the Fall and Winter Season,
an J ii.t:ud tiiett tureetHblifihnent shall aoaiataia its
A Ko. 1 reputation.
Warm Meals at all Hours.
Firmr- will find Marble Halt" just ths place to
ge a s;v.d tujuaie meil when they eome to towa
THS IiASISS' KOOZVC. ,
We hare a room in Marble Hall especially fitted as
aa a hadien 3a loo p.
Ojaters .erred up iu any atyled aired. Freih Oye
tera received daily by Eaprrai. Oysters for rale by
tbe eau or case.
Fremont, O, Sept. -8, ISO!. 39mS.
CJentlemen, when you want a nice
Hat, .Cap, a pair of Kid or Fur (ilpves
or a good Beaver Muffler, Beaver or Ot
ter Caps, you willed them all right at
THOMPSON & CO.
Now offer for tale a Large Stock of '
XTJE2JEL Y LOW.
We bate for sale one of the Cheapest
Capable of Expressing
1700 GALLONS DAILY.
Call and Examine It I
THOMPSON & CO.
"aaMonf, Jane 1, 1886. 32t.
STRUCK OIL IN FREMONT
East Side of the River!
THE smdtrtigned has purchased the wall known
formerly owned by Jesse Tanoessnd he basenlarged
the same sad is now prepared to do s snag
. basinets in ,
TUB TANXINQ LINE.
UAMED--300 Cords of Bark!
jy CASH PAID FOR HIDES.
Tanning -done on Shares.
.8triet attention paid to
O USl'OM WORK.
We"aolicit a share of public patronage, and wll.
warrant oar work aatisfactory.
W. O. sHEKWOOD.
Fremont, March 9, 18o.-0yl. .
Furniture Ware Eloonis.
C. W. TSCHCMY,
11ASES sleasure in annonncingthat he has enlarg
ed and imrovd his Furniture Manufactory and
.rr House Rooms, attested od the corner of
Front and Garrison Streets,
Directly opporitsT. Clapp's Store, where he is pre
pare.! to supply aU in want of Furniture with at gocd
an article, and aa CHRAP aa any other establishment
ia Sandusky oounty. ftls stock consists of
Burtmu, Tabler., Stands, Chairs, BedsUadn,
PARLOR FURNITURE, snd ia fact every article o"
Furniture requisite to honse keeping. All descrid
tions"' Furniture manufactured to order and WAR
RANTED f all al my Ware Rooms.
I have laai r.nt It a splendid HEARS K, and am pr
parod to aeoompavaT fonerals, faraishing C0PFINS,
sm in ray liao. OOPrv.NS alwaya oa hand, or mar:
to order ImaiedUtsly, la bare also oa hand
FISKS PATENT METALIC BURI
Madeof Imperishable materias,snsmeled inside
and oat to prevent rust, ard tha exterior has a fine
Rosewood Inish. When properly cemented the re
mains of the daaaatsd are free fro at irruption of St.
tar or ths depredations of vermin, and may without
offensive odor be kept as long as desired, that obvi
ating tha aeeetsity of bast; bcrislr. I have them of
Frew. oat. J as laad. CJ. my. TSCHtmv.
FOR MARKING LINXKX, e
The Jmprovcd Indelible Feucil,
PiTSSTKD 1849, 1W6. :ti
Greatly 'uperior to Indelible Inks. 'V
One Pencil will mark ever 1 600 articlea.
"Desirable, convenient, and useful. Springfield
Ua-tf. ) Republican.
For Stale by Booksellers, Ststioners, Druggists, Ac.
Manufactured and sold at Whilwalo, by
1 he Indelible Pencil Co.,
Every Pencil Warranted. Trios, 60 cent. Mini
ALL PERSONS indebted to Dr. J. W. GROAT are
requested to call and settle immediately, ai tbe
seseuntswill go into Us bands of an agent foreol
leotioa after the Brat of January, 1S7.
I've bet uiy heart upou nulhiiig, you see;
; - Hurrah I
And so the world (foes well with me;
And who has no mind to be fellow of mine,
Why, let him take hold and help me twine
A wreath for tbe rosy Nine.
I aet in y heart at first upon wealth:
And barted away my peace and health;
-The slipicry change went about like air;
And wheu 1 had clutched a handful here,
Away it went there,
I set my heart upon travels grand:
Add spurn'd our plain old fatrferland:.
i .... .But, an I
If aught aeem'd to be just the thing it should
Most comfortless bed and different food,
My tastes misunderstood.
I set my heart upon sounding fume;
- " HurrabI
And, to! I'm eclips'd by some upstart's name;
When in public life I loom'd quite high, -The
folks that pass'd me would look away
Their very worst friend was I.
And then I set my heart upon war;
- - Hurrah!
Ve gain'd some battles with eclat, . "
. Hurrah! -We
troubled the foe with sword and flame,
And some of our friends fared quite the same
; I lost a leg for fame.
- i .
Now I' ve set my heat t upon nothing you see;
. ; . Hurrah!
And the whole wide world belongs to me.
V v- Hurrah!
The feast begins to run low, no doubt;
but there's a fountain above that will never,
; : . run out,
. ! '-,' It, wyi ntvenuuout. :
The Mysterious Organist.
A LEGEND OF THE RHINE.
"Kind hearts are more than coronets,
And simple faith than Normaii blood."
Years ago at .a graud old cathedral
overlook'ng the Rhine, there appeared
a mysterious organist The great com
poser who had played the organ so long
had suddenly died, and everybody, from
the King to the peasant, was wondering
who could be found to till his place',
when, one bright Sabbath morn, as the
sexton entered the church, he saw a
stranger sitting at the crape-shrouded
organ. Be was a tall, graceful man,
with a pale butstrikingly handsome
face, great, black melancholy eyes, and
hair like the raven's wiDg for gloss and
color, sweeping in dark waves over Lis
shoulders. He did not seem to notice
llie sexton, but went on playing, and
such music as he drew from the instru
ment, no words of mine can describe.
The astonished listener declared that the
organ seemed to have grown human
that it wailed and sighed and clamored
a if a tortured human heart was throb
bing through its pipes. When the mu
sic at leDgth ceased, the sexton hastened
to the .stranger and said :
''Pray who are youf .
. "Do not ask my name," he replied.
"I have heard that you are in want of
an organist, and 1 have come here on
r : "You'l be sure to get the place," ex
claimed -the sexton. "Why, you sur
pass him that's dead and gone, sir!"
r "No, no ; you overrate me," resumed
the stranger, with a sad smile, and then,
as if disinclined to conversation, he turn
ed from old Hans, and began- to play
again. - And now the music changed
froui a sorrowful strain to a grand old
psean, and the mysterious organist
; "Looking upward full of grace,
: Prayed, till from a happy place
God's glory smote him in the face,"
and his countenance seemed not unlike
that of St. Michael, as portrayed by
Guido, '... .
T ' Lost in the harmonies which swelled
around him, he sat with his far-seeing
gaze fixed on the distant sky, a glimpse
of which he caught through an open
window, when there was a stir about the
church door, and a royal party came
sweeping in. Among them might be
seen a voting irirl, with a wealth of gold
en hair, eyes like the violet hue, and
lips like wild cherries. This was the
Princess Elizabeth ; and all eyes turned
to her. as she seated herself in the vel
vet cushioned pew appropriated to the
court. Ko sooner had the music reach
ed her ears than she started as if a ghost
had cro3sed'her path. The bloom faded
from her cheek, and her whole frame
grew tremulous. At last her eyes met
those of the organist, in a long, yearn
ing look, and then the melody .lost its
joyous notes and once more waned, and
signed and clamored.
"3y my faith," whispered the king to
his daughter, "tnis organist has a mas
ter hand. Hark ve, he shall plav at
The pale lips of the princess parted
she could not speak she was dumb
with grief. Like one in a painful dream
she saw the pale man at the organ, and
heard the melody which filled the vast
edifice. Aye, lull well she knew who
he was, and why the instrument seemed
breathing out the agony of a tortured
When the service was over, and the
royal party had left the cathedral, he
btole away as mysteriously as he had
come. He was not seen again by the
sexton till the vesper hour, and then he
appeared in- the organ loft, and com
menced his task. While he played a
veiled figure glided in, and knelt near a
side shrine. There she remained till
the worshippers dispersed, when the
sexton touched her on the shoulder and
"Madame, everybody has gone but
you and me, aad I wish to close the
"I am not ready to go yet," was the
reply, "leave me leave me !''
The sexton drew back into a shady
niche, and watched and listened. The
mysterious organist still kept his post,
but his head was bowed upon the in
strument, and he could not see the lone
devotee. . At length she rose from the
aisle, and moving to the organ-loft paus
ed beside the musician.
"Bertram," she murmured.
Quick as thought the organist raised
his head. There, with the light of a
lamp suspended to the arch above fall
ing full upon her, stood the princess who
had graced the royal pew that day. The
court dress of velvet, with its soft er
mine trimmings, the tiara, the necklace,
the bracelet, had been changed for a
gray serge role and a long, thick veil,
which was now pushed back from the
fair girlish face.
"Oh ! Elizabeth, Elizabeth !" exclaim
ed the organist, and he sunk at her feet,
and gassed wistfully into her troubled
"Why are you here, Bertram t" asked
the princess." - - "
'I came to bid you farewell,, and. as 1
dared not venture into the palace, I gain
ed access to the cathedral by bribing the
bell-ringer, and having taken the vacant
seat of the dead organist, let my music
breathe out the adieu I could not trust
ray lips to utter." ' - - -
A low moan was the only answer, and
he continued:- -'-.-.- .
"You are to be married on the mor
row?" . - ' ; -"Yes,"
sobbed the girL "Oh, Ber
tram, what a trial it will be to stand at
yonder altar, and take upon me the
tow which will doom me to a living
"Think of me," rejoined the organist
"your royal father has requested me to
play at the wedding, and I have prom
ised to be here. : If I were your equal
I could be the bridegroom instead of
orcranist:-but a poor musician must
give you up." ;;'-!,'
"It is like reading - soul and body
asunder to part with joti," said the girL
'To-night 1 may tell you this tell you
how fondly I love yon, but in a few
hours it will be a Bin ! Go, go, and Ood
Mess you l. ii f '"-"' -,
one wared him 'from her as it me
would banish him while she had power
to do so, and he how was it with him
He rose to leave her, then came back,
held her to his heart in a long embrace,
and with a half smothered farewell, left
The morning arose in cloudless splen
dor, and at an early hour the cathedral
was thrown open, and the sexton began
to prepare for the brilliant edding.
Flame-colored leaves came rushing down.,
from the trees and lay in light heaps
upon the ground ; and the ripe -wheat
wavod .like a golden sea, and berries
dropped in red and purple clusters brer
rocks and along tbe Rhine. .. . .. . y '
At length the palace gates were open
, and the' royal party appeared, es
corting the Princess Elizabeth to the
cathedral, where her marriage was to be
solemnized. It was a brave pageant;
far brighter than the untwined foliage
and blossoms were the turn, of plumes,
which floated from stately heads, and
the festal . robes that streamed down
over the housings of the superb steeds.
But the Princess, mounted on a snow
white palfry, and clad in snow-white
velvet, looked pale and sad ; and when,
on nearing the church, she heard a gush
of music, which, Jough jubilant in
sound, struck on hei ear like a funeral
knell, she trembled, and would have
fallen to the ground had not a page sup
ported her. . A few moments afterwards
she entered the cathedral. There, with
his retimie. stoodlthe bridegroom, whom
she had never seen before. 'But' her
glances roved from him to the organ-
loft, where she had expected to see tbe
mysterious organist He was cone, and
she was obliged to return the graceful1
bow of the king, to whom she had been
betrothed from motives of policy .-Me
chanically, she knelt at his side on the
altar-stone; mechanically listened to the
service and made the requisite respon
ses... Then her husband drew her to him
in a convulsive embrace, and whispered
"Elizabeth, my queen, my wife, look
Trembling in every limb she obeyed.
Why did those black eyes thrill her so.
Why did that smile bring a glow on her
cheek I Ah! though the king wore the
royal purple, and many a jewelled order
glittered on his breast, he seemed the
same him ble person who had been em
ployed to teach organ music, and had
taught her the lore of love.
""Elizabeth," murmured the monarch,
"Bertram Hoffman, the mysterious or
ganist, and King Osgar are one ! For
give my strategem. I wished to marry
you, but I would not drag you to the
altar an' unwilling bride. Your father
was in the secret .
'While tears of joy rained from her
blue eyes, the new-made queen return
ed her husband's fond kiss, and for once
two hearts were made glad by a royal
marriage. . - ' '
Artemus Ward's Threshing
My wife's a exceedingly practycal
woman. I luv her muchly, however,
and humor her little ways. It's a recklis
false hood that she benpecks me, and the
young man in our naborbood who said
to me as I was distendin ray diafram
with a gentle cocktail at the village tav
ern whosaid to me in these very lang-
widge, "Go home, old man, onless you
want another teapot throwd at you by
B. J.," probly regrots havin said so.
said, "Betsey Jane is my wife's front
name, gentle youth, and 1 permits no
person to alood to her as B. J. outside
of the family circle, of which I am it
principally' myself." Your other obser
vations I scorn and disgust, and I must
polish you on. lie was a able-bodied
young man, and, removin'his coat, he
inquired if I wanted to be ground to
powder ? I said yes, if there was a pow-
UOI gllUUlBb ll.UUT UUbUlll nuUIU
me greater pleasure, when he struck
me a painful blow into my right eye,
causin me to make a rapid retreat into
the fire-place. I badn t no idea that
the enemy was so well organized. But
I rallied and went for him in a rather
vigrist style for my time of life. His
parents lived near by, and I will simply
state tbat fifteen minutes had only
elapsed after the first hit, when he was
11 1 .i II!.
carrieu nome on a snutter. nis mama
met the solium processiou at the door,
and after keerfully looking herwffapring
over, she said, "My son, I see how it is
distinctually. louve been foolin
around a thrashin Masheen. 1 ou went
in at the place where they put the grain
into the thingamyjig and let the hosses
tred on you, didn't you my son !" The
pen of no li vin orthur could describe that
disfortumt young man s sitawation more
clearer. But I was sorry for him, and
I went and nussed him till he got well.
His regular original father had been
absent to the war. I told him I'd be
a father to him myself. He smilt
sickly smile, and said I'd already been
wuss than two fathers to him.
A Startling Statement.
At a recent meeting in Brookyln, N.
Y., to agitate the project of erecting an
asylum for the inebriate, in that city,
note was read from Kev. Mason Galla
ger, stating that there were 20,000 ine
briate women in Brooklyn. A part of
the letter was as follows:
I see by the report of the Binghamp
tou Asylum that only sixty-seven cases
had been treated there up to last
spring, and yet it was said at the last
State Temperance Convention that over
one thousand young women of respect
able lamiiies had applied tor admission.
Ex-Mayor Hall has stated that we have
in our vicinity thousands of women con
firmed inebriates. If these statements
are true what great need for more than
vug vucu lUBUtuuuu.
A Locomotive Engineer.
a man has a liking for a thing
it's aa good as being clever. In a very
short time I became one of the best
drivers on the line. That was allowed.
I took a pride in it, you see, and liked
it No, I didn't know much about the
engine scientifically, as you call it; but
1 could put her to rights if anything
went out of gear that is to say, if there
was nothing broken but 1 couldn t
have explained how the steam worked
inside.'. Starting an engine is just like
drawing a drop of ghv You turn a
handle, and on she goes, then you turn
the handle the other way, put on the
brakes, and you stop her. There's not
r 'a. . e v.- j
raucn more in it, so tar. At s no gooa
being scientific and knowing the prin
ciple of the inside ; no good at all. Fit
ters, who know all the ins and outs of
the engine, make the worst drivers,
That's well known. They know too
much. It's just as I've heard of a man
with regard to his inside ; if he knew
what a complicated machine it .was, he
would never eat, or drink, or run, or do
anything for fear of bursting something.
So it is with fitters. But us as are not
troubled with such thoughts we go
But starting an engine's one thing and
driving of her is another." Any one, a
child a'most, can turn on the steam and.
turn it off again ; but it am t every, one
that can keep a engine well on the road,
no more than it ain't every one who can
ride a horse properly. It is much the
same thing. If you gallop a horse right
off for a mile or two, you take the wind
out of him, and for the next mile or two
you must let him trot or walk. So it is
with a engine. If you put on too much
steam, to get over the ground at the
start, you exhaust the boiler and then
you'll have to crawl along till your fresh
water boils up. lhe great thing id
driving, is, to- go steady,' never : to let
your water get too low, nor your fire too
low. It s the same with a kettle, if
you fill it up when its half empty, it
soon comes to tbe boil again. Another
thing; you should never make spurts,
unless you are detained and lose time.
Yon should go up an incline and down
an incline at the same pace. Sometimes
a driver will waste bis steam, and when
he comes - to a hill he has scarcely
enough to drag him up. When you're
in a train that goes by hts and starts,
you may be sure that there is a bad
driver on the engine. That kind of
driving frightens passengers dreadfully.
When the train, after rattling along, sud
denly slackens speed whea it ain t near
a station, it may be in tbe middle of a
tunnel, tbe passengers think there is
danger. But generally it s because tbe
driver has exhausted his steam. Dick-
eW Christmas Story.
The Fishes of Brazil.
Prof. Agasstz is lecturing in Boston
on the "Wonders of the Valley of the
Amazon. The following are notes of
his remarks on the above mentioned
Many tropical fishes are brilliantly
striped, spotted and colored. Odc has
broad, black plaids upon a golden
ground ; one has each scale variegated
with yellow, blue and orange, so that
the combined effect, when it darts thro'
the water, is indescribably brilliant
Some are red, some bright green, and
some purple or crimson stripes and
spots. They also have often curious
appendages about the nose, elongated
jaws, or nostrils, or fringes of feelers
that resemble Jcinglish whiskers. - Une
fish has so short an Upper law that the
strong teeth with which the lower jaw
is provided have no corresponding ones
to meet them. This creature has feel
ers some feet in length, which it can
elevate like a fishing rod, and thus as it
lies hid in the mud, seize prey and drop
it into the waiting mouth below. One
family, the Chillichthys, has the power
of secreting so much water as enables
it to leave the river and travel for miles
upon land. Professor Agassiz has often
seen them at this distance, and has even
known of their making their way up
the rough bark of trees. A gentleman,
our consul at Surinam, wrote him that,
with the same shot, he had brought
down a parrot and one of those fishes.
They build a nest something like that
of the stickle-bach, but larger and of
coarser materials. Here they deposit
eggs and sit upon them. Another fam
ily collect in the trunks of trees. A
hollow log has been sent him, in which
seven of these fishes, of good size, had
crowded themselves; the were so clos
ely packed that he was obliged to split
the log in order to remove them, and
he could not yet understand how they
had ever moved about in such a close
mass. Of one family of fish the fat has
the property of discoloring the flesh of
any auimai tuai ieeasuponn, ana some
times producing an eruption, lhe In
dians take advantage of this to produce
the bright yellow spots which we often
.see on green parrots, ihey teed tne
birds on the fat of this fish, and the
eruption thereby produced changes its
feathers. There are in our cabinet a
number of parrots which we had classi
fied as of different species on account of
these yellow markings, which we now
find to be a mere product of this inge
nuity of the savages.
One variety of fishes grows to a great
size; it is often fifteen feet in length, and
is the beef of the Amazon valley, form
ing the principal food of the Indians.
Some of the fish are very formidable,
and much feared by travelers. They
have wide mouths armed with sharp
serrated teeth, and will quickly cut out
a piece from the flesh of an animal. A
cow or mule that should fall into the
river would be devowered in the space
of an hour by these fishes. One family
strongly resemble tbe electrical eel with
which we are acquainted, only they are
more highly charged with electricity,
so that one of their shocks is too power
ful for a man willingly to bear. After
three or four strong shocks, the electric
ity is for a time exhausted, so that the
natives, as numbolt has told, when tbey
undertake to capture these eels, drive
mules into the river to receive the first
shock of electricity, and afterward se
cure their prey with comparative ease.
A bankrupt merchant returning
home one night, said to his noble wife;
"My dear, I am ruined ; everything we
have is is in the hands of the sheriff."
After a few moments of silence, the wife
looked calmly into his face and said:
"Will the sheriffse II you !" "Ob, no !"
"Will the sheriff sell roeFOh, no!" Will
the sheriff sell the childred ? "Oh, no!"
"Then do not say we have lost every
thing. t All lhat is most valuable re
mains to us manhood, womanhood,
childhood. We have lost but the re
sult of our skill and industry. We can
make another fortune if our hearts and
hands are left us.'' .
A Little Nonsense.
What should a man do when his'
boots leak ! Take to his pumps, of
The geological character of the rock
on which drunkards split is said to be
A vaunting demoiselle of North
Carolina boasts of having received from
her young cavalier, a letter 32 feet long.
Think of it, ladies lOf yards of poe
try, adjectives, etc, etc.
The following somewhat remarkable
advertisement appeared in the columns
of a recent number of a newspaper:
"Lost, by a poor lad tied up in
piece of brown paper, with a white
string, a German flute in an overcoat
and several other articles of wearing ap
parreL" A musician at an exhibition of scrip
tural tableaux having been requested to
play characteristic music for each scene,
convulsed the audience, when the sub
ject of "Christ walking on the water
was presented, by striking up "A life
on the Ocean Wave," and for that
the "Prodigal Son's Return" the air
"Johnnie Comes Marching Home." '
A story is told of a groom who had
enormous feet The horse trod on one
of them, whereat the groom flew into
passioD, swore and beat the poor beast
till a by-stander interposed, asking why
he'was in such a rage. t "Rage !" shout
ed the groom : "the beast trod on my
foot" Your foot," eyeing its extended
surface; "why, the horse must put his
foot down somewhere" ' - : ,
Mrs. Partington says she can't under,
stand these market reports. ' She can
understand how cheese, can be? lively,
and pork can be active and feathers
drooping that is, if it's raining; but for
her life she has no notion how whisky
can be steady, or hops quiet, or spirits
dull; nor how lard can be firm in warm
weather, nor iron unsettled, nor -potatoes
depressed, nor flour rising, unless
there had been yeast in it, and some
times it would not rife then.
.':'3kiwestern paper tells a story of
"A farmer dropped in herer some
days ago to pay his tax, putting on
long face to correspond with tbe times.
On entering the house he told the tax
gatherer that times being so hard,
could not raise the money at all, and
dashing a bundle" of greenbacks on the
table. 'There,' said he, that is all that
I can pay.' The money was' taken
and counted. 'Why, this U twice
much aa ou owe.' 'Dangee' give it
me again said the farmer, 'I am dashed
if I ain't took it from the wrong pocket'
A good deacon, away np in Maine,
recently, in addressing a Sabbath school,
made a point by the following anec
dote: "Children," continued the deacon,
"you all know that I went to "the Legis
lature last year. Well, the first day
got to Augusta, I took dinner at the
tavern; light beside roe at tb'e table sat
a member from one of the back towns
that had never takeu dinner at a tavern
before. Before bis plate was a dish
peppers; and he kept looking and look
ing at them ; and finally, as the waiters
were mighty bIow in bringing on things,
he up with his fork, and in less than
time he souzed down one. The
tears came into his eyes, and he seemed
hardly to know what to do. - At last,
spitting the pepper into his hands,
laid it down by the side of bis plate, and
with a voice that set the whole table
a roar, exclaimed, "Just lie thar and
While Phineas Rice, an early Metho
dist preacher, was stationed iu one
the .New York churches, he found that
many of the young people of both sex
es were accustomed to leave the church
before the elose of the evening service.
It annoyed him, and Jie determined
stop it , The next Sabbath evening, be
fore he commenced his sermon, he said
"Some of my brethren have been
greatly afflicted that so many youDg wo
men leave the church before the service
is through. - But I tell them they ought
not to feel so, for doubtless most of those
that go out are young women who live
at service an 1 their mistresses desire
them to be at home at nine o'clock, and
if they are not at borne at tbat time they
will either lose their places or offend
their mistresses, and they don't want
do either. They must either go out
time to get home at nine o'clock or stay
at home altogether. This would
very hard for them. And servant girls
have beaux as well as other girls, and
the young men have to go out and wait
upon them home; and so hereafter,
when these young women leave the
church before the service is over, you
will understand who they are and not
feel badly about it."
The brother who gave this fact said
"We were no more annoyed after this;
they either stayed away, or stayed till
meeting was closed."
A Wonderful Story.
Quite a wonderful story has been
going the rounds about two children
having been born near Crestline, with
serpent's heads. It now turns out that
the story was about as nenr true as
such stories generally are. A woman
living near that place, says the Bucyrus
Journal, having taken a dose of opium,
fell into a fitful dose, as everybody does
after such a doze. She dreamed quite
naturally a remarkable dream which
was so vivid that it seemed to be abso
lutely true. She saw two children born
who had serpents' heads, and went his
sing and crawling and snapping about
the floor of the room. She told her
dream with great earnestness to several
of her neighbors said neigh bors told
it with whatever additions fancy sug
gested, uutil the story got into the news
papers. And it is true that the woman
dreamed it. ""
Bishop Mcllvaine has accounts from
Mrs. Bedell as late as Nov. 6th.
Bishop Bedell bad been able to get
to Nice, from Geneva, without injury,
having occupied eleven days in a jour
ney which can be done in 24 hours.
was then 68 days since he was taken
at Chamouni. The kind physician, Dr.
Depraz, who had attended him with
such tender, sympathizing and faithful
care, accompanied ' him to Nice, and
after three days there, took his leave,
advising that, as the sea air of Nice was
found not salutary" to the Bishop's throat
disease, he should go to Rome, by slow
journeys, and settle down quietly there.
It is encouraging, and a matter
thankfulness, that, when Mr. B. wrote
he had some return of appetite, and
was able to walk with pleasure for
short litanc Jn a slow way. This
accoupt the most cheering we have
b&-- Weiltrii Epiicognlian?
Brains and Brandy.
From Iowa comes a capital temper
ance story. Judge Quay, the temper
ance lecturer, intone of Jits efforts there
got off the following: .
AH those who in youth acquire a hab
it of drinking whisky, at forty years of
I age will be total abstainers or druuk-
ards. A o one can use whisky lor years
in moderation. If there is a person in
the audience before me whose own ex
perience disputes this let him make it
known ;1 will account for it, or acknowl
edge that I am mistaken.
A tall, large man rose and, folding
his arms in a dignified manner across
bis breast said :
"I offer myself as one whose own ex
perience contradicts your statements."
Are you a moderate drinker I said
"I am," .
"How long have you drank in mod
"And was never intoxicated 1"
"Well," remarket! the judge, scan
ning his subject closely from head to
foot, "yours is a singular ' case, yet I
think it is easily accounted for. 1 am
reminded by it of a little story. : A
colored man. with, a loaf of bread and
flask of whisky, sat down to' dine by the
bank of a clear stream. In breaking
the bread some of the crumbs dropped
into the water. " These were eagerly
seized and eaten by the fish.- That cir
cumstance suggested to tbe darkey the
idea of dipping the bread in tbe whisky
and feeding it to them. He tried it It
worked well". Some of the fish ate it,
became drunk, and floated helpless on
the water. 'In this way he easily caught
a great number. But in the stream
was a large fish very unlike the . rest.
It partook freely of the bread ' and
whisky, but with no perceptible effect
It was shy of every effort of the darkey
to take it -
"tie resolved to have it at ail haz
ards, that he might learn its name and
nature. He procured a net," and,' after
much effort, caught it, carried it tova
colored neighbor, and 'asked -his opin
ion of the matter. - I he other surveyed
the" wonder a moment, and then said
'Sanibo'tl understands dis case.-. -Dat
fish, is a mullet-head. It, hau t get any
brains.' In other words, added the
judge, "alcohol offects the brain, and, of
course, those having none may dnnk
without injury." "
The storm of laughter that followed
drove the' moderate drinker suddenly
from tbe house. , - .
A Lion in his Old Age.
When a young lion reaches the age
ot two years be is able to pull down
horse or an ox; and so" he continues to
grow or increase in strength until he
reaches his eighth year, and his talons,
teeth an-1 mind are perfect and he-grows
no more, for twentj years after he
arrives at maturity his fangs and talous
show no signs of decay, but after that
be gradually becomes feeble, his teeth
fail him, and he grows "cubbish." He
is no longer a match for the treraend
ous buffalo, he is over matched even
by the peaceful ox ; so he prowls around
the cattle krawls, and snatches a lamb
or a kid just as be did when lie set out
with bis parents, nearly thirty years be
fore. A woman or child at night shares
the same fate. His strength and sight
now decline more and more, till the
mighty lion grows weak ami mangy,
and crawls about from place to place,
eating any ottal he can pick up, and de
spising not even so small ' an animal as
the field mouse ; so he starves and dies,
or is fallen upon and slaughtered by
a few cowardly hyenas; or, discovered
unable to move beneath a tree, and
knocked on the head by some wander
A Second Grace Darling. The
Providence Press has the following:
"On Tuesday last, while the wind was
blowing a gale from the southeast, three
men started off in a skiff from the shore
at the lower end of the inner harbor
Newport, to rescue a sheep which had
by some means got adrift, but owing to
the gale they were neither able to reach
the sheep or return to the shore, aud
were fast being swept off into rough wa
ter, where their skiff must inevitably
have been swamped. In this situation
they were discovered by Miss Ida Lewie,
daughter of Captain Hosea Lewis, keep
er of Lime Rock Light, who at once
took the light-house boat and put off to
their relief. She reached tbe men, took
them from the skill, which she took in
tow, and afterward went in quest of and
saved the sheep, and landed the whole
safely on terra Jirma. ' 1 his is not the
first act of this description performed by
this young lady. '
Miss Fannie Paine, who is but thir
teen years old has since May last per
formed the duties of paymaster in the
Eagle Works Manufacturing Company,
in Chicago. ' In eight months of this
year, she will have paid out a quarter of
a million dollars, keeping the time sheets
and pay rolls, and a private account book
with and for each of the three or four
hundred men employed. She receives
the money weekly from the bank to the
amount of $4,000 to $5,000, carries the
transaction of paying all the men thro'
and settles and makes her balances with
the cashier. She knows every man in
the establishment, the force divided into
eleven departments, each having its re
sponsible foreman. She commands
salary of $25 per annum, takes two
music lessons each week, and attends an
evening course at a commercial college,
where she has a scholarship. :
The owner of the omnibus lines of
Gottenburg, Sweeden, some time since
provided each of their vehicles with a
water "reservoir, from which the pas
sengers can quench their thirst. They
have now extended their courtesy by
providing each traveller with a news
paper giving tbe latest intelligence, aud
which he can read while in the omni
bus. Alexander Gun, an excise officer in
Scotland being dismissed from his em
ployment by misconduct, an entry was
made m a book kept for the purpose, as
follows: "A. Gun discharge 1 for ma
king a false report" "
Jewels of great beauty and value, be
longing to Polish young ladie, are to
be raffled for in London, to raise funds
to assist exiled lovers to finish their
There is no greater obstacle to suc:
cess than trusting in something to turn
up instead of going to work to turn up
something. . , , .
Wit should be always seasoned with
truth and with a regard to circumstances-
For the Little Folks.
The Fox and the Horse.
There was once a farmer who liai!
horse which had served him faithful ;
till he was too old to work any longer,
and then his roaster would not give Lin;
anytatisg tsseat, but si4:. - -
"I cannot wally nod apy use lor you
now. put still l mean you wen, ana so.
if you will show yourself strong enoflg a
to. bring home a hon, 1 will requite you,
but now you must make yourself scare.
in this stable." ' E -
So saying, the fanner drove the poor
horse out: and he went with droopu.;
head towards the forest to shelter him
self there from the weather.' In amom;
the trees he met a.foxwho asked why
he looked so careworn ' and walked
downcast ;- -t . . "
"Alas!" said the horse, "avarice arr!
fidelity dwell not in the' same house to
gether; my master has forgotten all tlw
services which I hare Tendered him fo
so many years, and, because, I am tin?
ble now to work any longer, he wiuoc -
give ma any fodder, tut has driven m"
out of the stable;" '''.
'Without any' hope f" asked the Fox.
The hope is poor," replied the horse
"he said that if I were strong: enoug"
to bring him back a lion he would, re
ceive' me ; but he knows well enough I
cannot do-that". " .'-
Then I will help yow," repued it
fox ; now lay down and stretch yourse'
out, and do not stir, so that you ma
appear dead." ' ... . -
The horse, accordingly; did as he-wa
bid, aDd the fox went to the lion whos
den was not very far off, and said
him, "3iear here hes a dead horse,
coma with me and you may make a cap
ital meat". , . . . - - ...
The lion accompanied J.he fox, aiii
when they came" to the horse the fo
said: ' - ' ;'
"Hist! listen to what I am about to
say; you can have this at your conveni
ence; I will bind it to you by the taU
and you shall then drag it away to your
den, and devour it -at your leisure. '
This advice pleased the lioD, aad, in
brder that the fox might knot the horse'
tail fast to him, he stood with his back
towards it quite still The 'fox, hown -er,
cunningly fled the lion's legs togetTi'
er. with the hairs of the horse's tail, at;
pulled and knotted Jill so' carefully tha:
no strength could divide it As soon a
his work was finished the fox tapped th
horse on the shoulder, and cried : .
-"Drag, my friend, Wagf '
' "The horse, jumped up at once a3
d rew - the' lion . away with: him. Tb;
beast soon began 16 roar, so tbat ail the
birds in tbe fowst flew away for terror,
bat the orsc Jet lum roar while he qui
etly dragged hfm to bis master's door.
Now, when the farmer saw this proof et'
the fidelity of Lis horse, he thougLt
betterof -his former resolution, and saiii
to the faithful animal '"You shall "re
uiain -with me now, and live at your
ease.' And so the good horse had goci
meals and good treatment till he died.
The Sweet Soup.
upon a time there was a poor
but pious little girl who lived alone with
her mother, and when my story begins
they had nothing in the house to eat
So the child went out into the forest, ar, 1
there she met with an old woman, wL-i
already knew her distress, and who pre
sented her with a pot which had thii
power: if one said to it, "Boil, little'
pot!" it would cook sweet soup; -and
when one said, "Stop, little pot!" "k
would immediately cease to boiL Tha
little girl took the pot home to her mo
therland now their poverty and distra i
were at an end, for they could bar 3
sweet broth as often as they pleased.
One day, however, the little girl wey
out, and in her absence the mother said,
"Boil little pot!" So it began to cock,
and she soon ate all" she wished ; bu
when she wanted to have the pot stop
she found she did not know the word,
away, therefore, the pot boiled, and very
quickly was over the edge; and as. i
boiled and boiled the kitchen present! v
became full ; then 4he house, and the
next house, and soon the whole street.
It seemed likely to satisfy all thet world,
for, though there was the greatest ne
cessity to do so, nobody knew how
stop it At last, when only a very siuail -cottage
of all'rthe village was "kfttia-fiil-d.
with soup, the child returned, a .l
said at ice,. "Stop, little -pot!" Im
mediately it ceased to boil? but wboev"
er wished to enter the village must eat
his way through tbe soup. . -,
The Sweet Soup. Sunday Readings.
Is it a doctrine of. deuiaVof -ruciik-ion,
of asceticism ? Is it a doctrine of
loss ) , Indeed it is noC It is a doctria-i
of gain. In a word there is no sue!,
thiDg as self sacrifice in the vulgar sen.
It is impossible for a ruatv nobij to k -hiinsejf.
It is impossible nobly to thro "
one's self away to give one's self to
the world for nothing. He cannoT7?'y
' The return inevitably comes in. II -3
gets most who gives most He. w!.
goes out of himself - a little way for oth
ers, finds all others thronging in to'hku.
Thus Christ gave all he had for mankind
and mankind have been washing Lis
feet with tears ever since. " He left
sou! out through a spear wound, aud
the adoring millions of Christendom--.
have been crowding through tbat spear
wound as if it was the avenue to a tem
ple." Self denial, pure self denial for love,
is but self assertion on a higher plane..
Self renunciation, is self - demanding.
You refuse tripe, because you wish am
brosia: you decline beer,; because jbi
thirst for nectar; you consent to wear
old clothes because you prefer to sc-o
new clothes on other people ; you fore
your dinner, because you have greittr
satisfaction in' seeing dinner on sow'
poor man's table; you die, beeatise f
give other people life is dearer t ypu
than to keep life yourself. You cannot,
be good, perhaps,, and have the pltfta
cake too; so you give up the plum c-iki
People talk about the pain of sacri-
fice. . They smear the cross wish bloo! :
they paint the crucified with livid coun
tenance, stiff lips, eyes dry with sorrow j
but nobody erer'triade" a sacrifice wjth-'
out confessing it be the happiest tbiri"
he ever did. Nobody ever let his life
run out in free human love, without bc"
ing in an ecotaey. It is a privilege of
the angels to' have mercy rise so hjtxh
that it brims over, ami goes tricklir, r
away to feed beggars. To have somucli
humility that it .cannot contain iiself,.
but will give all for lore, is bliss almost
too deep for mortals. As the, greatest
boon he can bestow, the Christ on tL
eve of his death promises his -joy to his
disciples. Of course, you do not under
stand this; 1 do not understand it; verc
few people do understand it;, it is h&
great mystery, Still it is profoundly"
and literally true some of ns under
stand the delight of coramunii-atiu.-
thought; more of u understand the !f
light of communicating pleasure; more
still understand the delight ofcommu
nicating life to ofi'spriug. Guess ' from
these the delight they have who com-
municate goodness; who give, their
souls; who pour outQieir beinsy; eveu
though it be through the flood-ates of
death. Rev. O. B. Frotkiriyhavt. '
Value the friendship of hirrj wbt
stands by you in the storm ; iwtinjis of
insects wij surround you in th -shine.
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