VOL. XL ED. L. SBILUElffltil&er.
PERRYSBUKG, WOOD CO., '0., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1892,
$1.00 IN ADVANCE -NO. 39
D. K. HOLLEftBECK,
f ural Collector, d Roal Estate Agont.
Title" Investigated and AVtTete'tiinaiiJtI
en application. Notar.tlii Otllcr. i
A llrt-ctii Wish armhhftth
grade macliluc. w'tlh mi tuunc ii
incut, fur ... "No money.
ri'ilri"il until joii have ejnrtiln
d machine. Ilntv emimuiildill!
, j. m. rjkviw.
COi Clitrrr tit ,TAltiM.-
WKmM tlncof PIANOS AN nlt(MM
Bend for Catalogue and full parUeilUirr .
Always lho, lwt or everything at
PATENTS., TRADE MARKS AND -UOBY-
Tr 7 years o member nt the cxamlniiu;-toni'a
thell.S. Patent OMce.
OFFICE tn Superior TOfjiJfMlkfli
I C. COLS.
P. J. CHASE.
0K4 BLOiST, BOWLING GRr.EN0,
'XWML. s OROOK
C FOBHITHBE & UUDERTAKISfi
'vHnioa Sewing Mafa
Also all kinds ot tinrni Implements.
SEXKT H. DODOE-
JOHN W. CANARY
BODGE & (CANARY,
. Ofttcc Kecl A Merrr OJUclc. Main Street.
,-JBowlina Ctrreen, O.
Tieltissn: Ming Go.
, NCtlIIt ATE iiSO'2
tCapital Stock, $50000.00
JS DUSXIPACE. Prest.
JAS II.aIElVCE, Vice Brest.
N. U (KANSOK, Cas. jfc iGun. Igr
(Diwctow: Nv L Hanson.Jar UnNNlPACF.
FUAM POWEU.. JOlUN PEUUIN
Jacqu, Davis. E. L. liwasnuRY
JA8 ,0. TltOUr. J. llQf.FiIAN
I. K. UOLLENWiGK.
SecTei !cpolt( loins monev. 4j .forclstt
ndittuetie excljf ise. I'U.vn unit -On .'!"
ALL KWDS FINISHING LUMBER
S. P, TOLMAJST,
A. wnn w lonesome when tlie labor of
his lifetime i "wept awny in u
lOENADO.OYOLOHE OE WINDSTOEM
And he realizea that nn outluy of
LES.S THAN A PENNY A DAY
would hove puld for a
$1,000 Tori Policy for 5 Tears
in the Old Keliuble
n HAM CO.,
OF NEW YOKK.
C. A. POWERS,
-.-, .-, 0
T a m ar
THE' AM ERIC AN CUKE
For llio treatment ntiil care of those
utlllteted with the
ILiphine and Opium Habits
Iwin -successful operation.
Tlir mured v U nurelv vegetable and
never fall.s.to cure.
The wnrstsienscs yield to its power.
vMuny ham, been cured.
'.Uruo vour'fiientlH.to come or brine
lPlf:it-iiMt iMHilni's iiml the best of c:ir
Hot niKl-auM Imths fret" to nil patients;
mill hiiiinl .t.tut li-ilirinir in Huiiitnrium
twhen desired. 'r'For iiartiouhirs iVe. uil-
'It-v. I. N.-SMITH. Manager, or
V. D. HOll&'HY, M. I), Physician.
(!nr. Huron ttiul Anil Sis , Toledo. ()
wciv iMiti'Wxr'co'rHi: Noicrii wkst
On nnd nftiT M-niutny, November 2th. t8li.
ithe(Tolciln, AuniArhoriind Northern Michigan
Railway's nrwu.iir ferry "Ann Arlior No. 1."
iit'lll makcdaMtrtriiM huwcclt Frankfort. Mich..
ami Kewaunee. it'Vls. This Ihihi will ritrry
frnsht curi iierosN.I.ako Mlfhhian. inul:ln the
Uli ill li limir m Hint nil freight hlppid liv
Hilt route will I.e. curried through without
lircnklni: bulk, ns Iwis been ni"ccssnrt heretofore
with' freight li-iuillHl rtcrn the Ijtke.
As.ths Is the shortest runic to the northwest
ikdiould be ttcUipntrunlj'i.il by Mlehlcuu Slilp
fcr. KHilflAY HATIS.
For Christmas a:nb Not Year' Iliillduja, the
'Tillcdo. Ann Arbor am North Mlcnlirau lf.
Will ll excursion tickets between all .Intlonx
.in ll llneiit t!iiir):itlcli l nre j-olil, ntso to
rnlnlou several mnutetliiK linc nt one iiiul
one thlnl fure for the roiinil trl. TlikeU will he
uollrolnu I'ce. 'Jtltir.-'Jiili. "jr.ih iiml "Ut. hihI
l.ili.U.t Mi'l "Juil, ami. :-ikh1 returning until J.111.
illolidn)" Rjfoiirlnn ICittex
iT'llfilo, St. IjiuliAViMUvacClly I:. K.. "Clover
I.ejit ltoutc" will l"U..liIIi.ll(H- KTcurfou'liek
rt-ohuttti-en nl I MHtln on Its line uml THrloiis
tmllits on isiunei thcrthiirsHt KxrunMhl.V unw
1)T1. Dates nfsulcnitil return II mlti In meet
ilhetwnlltsof I he plllilJc.
Mitke eily opplhullim for tickets ete., to
lUKeut, "iC'Uiver l.eiif Itiiutf.'' ormhlress,
u. tj Jl NKINI-.
Ueu"l I'a-s. Act.,
X. 1). 'Itivo IriliiH ilully ltctween Toleilo, 0 ami
Itnilet ltclliiliijChulr'J.iliiv trnlns.
llturtct tlrf.In Cant, ullit train.
llirMUnH nnd IKotv Veur t.xciir
'ni 'I'lic llurtioje ttonte.
Tlieipopulnr ItroKKYK IU)t"li: will cell on
it'liM'emliei JLS I til. 'J-Mli Mioltiiili. rjitli uml :itst.uiiil
Jmnmryils'. itnil'Juil. lk'ii,tii peclii excursion
tlekeUs Wtuien nil points mi'dts Hue. iueluilliiK
Oiltnso illl., nt the cutoumrv reilnc-il rules.
This will lM'ouropportuilIty to ilt frleiiils
jjhI irdUti.Tcs ut n very -mill. -ipcne. Kxpres.
tculim on I'll V .IT It' lirttwvcn olumhus nuil
Tnlnluii'iirrv eleKHlit ruIlnuiu'JLiullt parlor earn
of 1e most limirluii puttem for which the
t-emt mliiuu,e Is hut i teulr.lvhllc uU'ht trallu
iK.-tMiniu I'iilumliiis nml ChietuMi lme eleunt
liilla.iuisleeplns ears )ear 'roiunl.
l'or pffrUuuhirp- hs to lime of t ruins, tlekcli-,
el.-lJlUT'C'ir herthx Mini iilliorliliforniation ill
iiiiieiir.eulH 0 It V A T lt'y,.or iilres V
II FirsUev.KJen'l fur. Agt.. L'eluuilius, O,
r-mnriuntN- touisist at-.Ti:s.
VlaO.tl. A: I uml (MncMinuti, tlie
Ureal 'l'lirougli Cur it. I lie.
The luiul Whiter tourlt- niton itn Soiilliern
rr.url" are Hint ill edict la tile Cincinnati
llniiilltoiiX Kii lou It. It. 'Ihuoiily ilireellinr
from Mhlifsau uml Ciiimili la Dutnut Tuleilo.
I.lnmauil tlayton in riueimiatl anilitlie ninny
noiltli. TiekelMUlll l 1111 sale nil WVInter ami
will he iriMxl riituruiiic until Mxy :it. IU.I.
IhroiiKh li-opuu: er on all nisht 'trains uml
ehitlriura iii luy trains. Three Imiiis n day
from Detroit and our Milhl irullis wittily from
Toirilo to ('iteiiinntl. l'or rules tii kets ami
lull information c.ill on nrmlilresa nnvc:. II. t
I)., KeutorK.. MilJonir.ck. t!. 1'. i T. Attt.
t.". II. A II.. C'liieliKulti, O. Use;, ilMli
II ouare iiiteiiiliuc to so anvwhere it iiinv
tiny j oil to consult tlie folloninir INtof s-pcelal-ly
aiilliorinl low rates onYreil liythe
OIII4 CIZVil'ItAl. LINKS.
T. & U. C. lty. K. JL M. lty., T. R. X C Ity.
Il'NTi:i!H TICKKIS. S1HSONOF Di'.-!.
Tickets on. miIo Nosennhcr let to i'tli. uielli-
"ie to points III I.ouit .MlehfKaii with rrtJiin
Ulnilt iJiHciiiner in. isx
Tickets will he on i-ulcMlth tin il leturn liuili
t'JI ilns from ilute of le.,to (uilnts In Mlinrl
imill Jlurcli 1ft. ls'.ii: in ihiIiiu in Ml-ln-luul
until Ajirll :'()th. ivii: ami to points in Arl.au
nis until May li-t. Ivi!.
fur lurtlier iiiioruiatioiir ill nn ueitroc ultiu
Ohio t'eiitr.tl lines, or .iil-lrw, .Mouiton l!iml
lien't TatsH A;rt.
I'oIttitviiiK nre nlrenily llimrins on the per
knnni (rf rnsiilellt-KIecl Clu-iliillil's Calilnct
Allhoiish Michigan ilhl not slve hlui her
entire KKtUornl Mite, it In Until y til.qitreil
r'at u plait! will he i;Icii one of her mot ill.
tljisuMu.it wits nml that he will liael on line
ofJlie new WWI mile (mnllv tukets ,.siifil by
Ike Toleilo. Ai'iu Arbor anil North Mlclilzau Us.
TlitviiroisoiHl for the purchaser untl inemhers
of ul famllv anil are now on Mile Ht all ticket
ufllcwuf the Coci puny I'rlce WO.ttt. Dec lt,;p.'
I'mTlie ilucUcye ICoulo
ToallpoInU in the VS'est, Northwest atul' Hie
SoutliHeht. and you will wimj yoiirelf nittrli
trimile nun money ny wriunK or ininui; on
Amenta of tlw Coluniluis. llockhiR Vulley &
Toleilo Itiiilvrny hpfnre pureliaslus tlekclMir
iiuiklii!: aiir arcjiiivemeiiiH for our Journey.
We cm u e Noil ilollnrs where other roaili, s.ue
you illiuen. We ure thu .hurt Hue to Chieuyn
..ml all poluta In I lie Weht Mini Northwttt uml
It joii ureKollie tit Mlchlsan, Camilla ou will
Unit K hate Hie proa'r Hue with fcwent chiitiKe
ofcurn. If inn ilexlruui rencli iiny u)lnt tu the
Crciit Soutii Koiltheiiat or flouthweat, don't full
tu see a reprci,ciilHtiu of the C. U. V. A T. lt'y,
I.. W. Ijinilucu.K. 1'. A., rnlumhun, O.
II. A. WIIkoii. II. 1'. A.. Tolnlo. ().
K. It. Dat hUnii, N. I'. A.. Detroit. Mieli,
or V. II. 1 Ikher. li. 1'. A.T, A.. Coluuibim. O.
IIOLIUA V OIIErriNGS,
I'olluwlne ii cuii(im crtnhll.lieil by them mini;
time lnee. the OlIIDCKNTKAL U.NF.S.T A O
U und K it.M tuku pleasure l:i kIvIiiz thin notice
tli.it upnii Deeemtier '.'1. 'A '20, and Juuuarv 1
nnd 2. ticket will he sold from uiiy atallon up
on thu Hues loiinyotherktatlou upon lameHt
one and one third lure for mum! trip, k'ood for
return up to und lueluillux Januarj tint, No
round trip rules, however, lesa thuu 25 conta.
Throtich ticket will also hu bold tu poluWupon
,li. fMlliiiitnir IIiils.
(). H & OSW ,0 .to. ( .1 AM. r.UOA
St I,. U A t. II, U il , li iV il, J.nu j.iuea. .'
ill!-'., w I ! .- If W V 11 .( (O I.. l It It It. 1 A
I ,t W.T A'A iS'N JI, T St I. K C. Wubaali uml
I W Jc I, i:, Aluultou lluuk:, U V A
iiBavf!r'J:Jj vifru &
TJAT ahull I cl.;e my loveil
Tor ft CUrlHtnias sltt to
nlitlit, Slow run I tell tlio atory
Jly Jicn rcfnirK.tn write?
I VotiM Clvalltr CBBMof llcht
Frum the e ems deep of nljjlii:
Ojiuls, ruliles. eincrnlilmrrccn,
DiajnonilBlirlclit-wltli fiery flieci!;
All the sploci, rlidi uml utrous.
From the eiisteni lutnla of sonc
I'erf nines Jieiivy. nniV nml nuril,
Ainhcrrls, niHuiiiu uml liurd;
Ami the tl'siieHKift and rare,
That ClrruM-lnnlicautlei wear,
flint wllli rllnsltur, tender fold,
.11 ier4.1inriua should closely diol&
I would fit e her eatle fnlr
Fur In !p!il)i"i fltnlirosl.tl tilr,
Tnll 11111I mutely, slicuiul with BaliU
Ivy t;nu n nml Kruyjuiduld.
Slneo I Ciinnot give lier tlicsc
For I luck the. needful pelf
I w ill u'lvo her, if she please,
AH I lint e my Ufe. my --elf.
U.wiu A. Ctrnma,
l LVt?u V. veintinMinflv
OODUY, IletinVjiiiiil tho
wnrdcii, ltoltliujj sunt his
'Goodhy'Hrtiil the mnn
n? ho ;ralM4l liis Into jnilcrV lianil;
"Koodby." it bit. huskily. "I thank
yon fir for nil your kimlness"
"Ob, thatVall rihtr baid tlu warden
chfi-rily. "I try to ilo whufn TiKht:
that's all. Jtiht yon lo that in the
futuri', Henry, untl I hhall never tfee yon
hi're iiLcain. Good luck to you."
The Kfi'titiloorsicliiiiifeil lichind lTi-nrj-Johnson
as he (teppi'tlout of thi prison,
tvhero he hail Fi-ivcd his year., four
iuontlm and twenty-Jive days not tiie
full teuteneo ho had received, for the
benefit of the allowance for good be
havior hail been hi.. Ditthix years U a.
Ion;; time, lou;; euoujrh to cIkidko it man
for hotter or wor.-e
With a new Miit if clothes n. tielct to
X(w York mul twentv-thrce dolhu-si
.TohiLsou walked uwuy, once more a free
lit had Ioolioil forward to this day for
yearn. Ho had dreamed of it on his
hard, bed in his lonely cell the day on
which he would be liberated, on which
his revenge would begin.
It was hero at last. Johnson wits sur
prised at his freuMiliniio. Instead of
phonting, leaping or crying for joy, ho
was walking along as quietly as though
setting out on a visit to triends.
Ak, friends! Tho word brought him
to a realizing peiiM? of what was before
him. Frit mis indeed! In all the wide
world had he a Mnglo friend?
With lightning rapidity the events of
tho host eight years swept before him.
He mw him.self honored and respected,
holding a position of trait in a banking
house, laying by a tidy littlo Mini for
the home which was to bo his and hers
in the near future.
Then came the caudal, the embezzle
ment, the mystery, the plot which
wrecked his life and sent him to prison
for a crime of which he was innocent.
Then, through that inesplieablo channel
by which news drifts from tho outer
world to those in pri.son, he had learned
of the prosperity of the man who in his
soul he wtis convinced had ruined him,
and of his marriage- to tho woman John
sou had loved.
The train for New York swept around
the curve, and the smoothly shaven man
In tho ill fittiug clothes, with despair on
his face and hell in his heart, crept on
and slunk into a corner by the door. He
jieefed out the window to catch a last
glimpse of the high stone wall and tho
bent ry stalking solemnly up and down.
"How boon will I bo buck';"' ho inked
Then as tho gloom deepened on his
haggard fncti he muttered, "When I
coniH back it will not. ba for embezzle
ment, but for murder."
For Johnson had in those mi dreary
years of captivity calmly and coolly
formulated his plan of levenge. Hu
had decided to kill John Raymond, his
former friend nnd business associate,
just its ho would kill a viper that hud
How when where? were tho words
which jaugled cenwlussly through hi
brain, keeping time to thu cluttering ot
tho wheels over the mils.
ONE OR TWO PASSUNOEUS TURNED AMD
'? ,V( C.s,l
live Wa vjazic
mm An "hm
v:;. i tv.
P st l,i . -s 1 tv 3 yK r-vr-i -r1 ' 1
m I 'i I wiJU4rtUUJMWfAr-v . . i .Ji,
Sis' Jfe M f SiLSVc L fc3 !
lsx teKvstmx' trh
ill ll-l w'Jl
Xnx sJockinq W, ifjt firtrfacc dun i( , flffl Ml) iJIfHRffiffll dTti'i
"ftiA inmJHfmt I T ill Jllf-l KS-F?- 1?-'F?VlPi3P Lf. " M ''I
(St&nd otfl en mtmorts rbjtitt fin;
J bfight thy caii U
Q"pi tiJrrilb4cK,4nd ill Jofgiiie
Inyunipj'.Vdtcoi'iy of p&m.
Oh'f "Vr on Jhryurjif tie tolnic
And bd boyAjatn.
How? Btuldetfly, without warning nnd
Mercy. Even n .ruin had darted upon
Win should thu Wow descend upon Rtiy-'
When? At night. Night, with its aw
tntsiVnco anil mystery, should .surround
aniS .tuiveldji (he deed.
Wlu'it-? In his own liimso the house
Riiytn jud had stolen from him. In its
fnuiidJ sucurity. in its seclusion and de
cline, within calling di-tiince of of
his wife it possible, would tho mur
derer wl him.
The man in the corner of tho car
laughed aloud. One or two p.iseiigers
near turned and looked nt him. but
quickly withdrew their eves. Them
Wiis no ciiutagions mirth in that laugh,
and the smile on the cruel face was tho
einilc of a fiend.
That nfcht he crawled into a slovenly
bed in ii cheap lodging house on the east
ride. He nii-sed the lonelv cell tu which
ho had become accustomed, uwl found
himself wondering if they would give
him his old quarters when ho went back.
Next day he prowled about the muddy
streets seeking work. It was Christmas
week, mul everybody was too busy to
listen to him. He ate sparingly and
hoarded his little roll of hills, counting
them over and over. A .strange attrac
tion lured him to the neighborhood of
the bank where he used to work. At
the clou1 of tho somber day he stood
Kiul watched the well dressed, well
groomed men emerge from the build
ing. "That is the way I used to look."
he said to himself, and then glanced
down nt his plain clothes und coarso
At night the Bowery glittered with
rows of lights that twinkled like evil
eyes. Johnson tramped for many
blocks, pausing now and then to gaze in
the windows at tho Christmas decora
tions. There was ono display which
fascinated him. In a cutler's window
were stars, crosses and other emblems
formed of smooth, hhiuiug, sharp edged
knives. Johnson looked steadily nt
them for a long time. Then ho went in,
and selecting one particularly wicked
blade paid for it from the little roll of
bills, thrust it in tho breast pocket of
his coat und resumed his tramp.
"Christmas, Christmas," he muttered
as ho plodded on. "What is Christmas
to me? I'd like to give John Raymond
a Christmas present, curse him," and
then suddenly ho thought what n line
thing it would lw to drive that knife
home in Raymond's heart and attach n
piece of paper to tho handle bearing thu
inscription, "A Christmas present from
a loving friend."
"I'll do it!" he exclaimed. "Yes, I'll do
it on the night before Christmas. What
u merry Christmas it will hu for me!"
People brushed against him in tho
throng. Children shrank at sight of bis
scowling face. On, on hu went, un
mindful of his surroundings.
gOMETIIINO ROLLED DOWN THE CUUKIC
Ol' TUB EX-CONVICT.
Suddenly he paused beforo a great
building into which crowds wero pour
ing. Ho joined tho throng and drifted
in. There wero lightn and music. Some
body it nmn with a clear baritone voice
was singing something. To tho ears of
tho Ishmaelito stole these words:
Fe fouud u friend In Jesun;
llo'a cvurjthlui; to me;
llu'a thu fulrejtot ten thousand tumy soul,
Tho Lily of tlie Volley.
Ill lilmiilono I see
All I need to clcnnso nnd mnku mo fully whole.
in"ir viiivii I ajvi. it ii ii. rj-s n.iL1 . in in 'anil iHaim kw m mm. pbm.p" . .
vpviy n. c
l ai:.....' . x.t. r 'v-i' " 'jips - -i --.r
r VaL fr
l SiJI3S'I f
Then suddenly the great audience rosu
to its fM;t and responded:
He's tho Lily of the Vnlley,
The lit light mul Momlnsj Mar;
lie's the fairest of ten tliou'.md to inyinul.
Johnson looked stupidly about, no
s:iw faces lined with sin and suffering
the faces of thieves and outcasts. But
everybody was singing. Ho looked at
the platform. It vmi filled with men
und women dressed in curious fashion,
in dark blue costumes, wilh bi:j scarlet
letter on their breasts. During John
son's prison life 11m Salvation Army had
sprung into existence.
lie .ill my crlefi luis t.il:en.
And nil my sorrows Inline:
In tcuiptulloii he's my ntriui; nnd mighty
rang out tho voice like a. clarion call.
And once more the poor, sodden way
farers to whom ho sang answered:
He's lho l.lly of the Vnlley,
Tlielhlvht und .Mornliui Mar:
He's thul.iirrslof ten thousand to my soul.
Something rolled down the check of
lie put up his hand impatiently to
brush it away.
And then, half stumbling, he hurried
out into the night.
But as he lied tlnough tho fast fall
ing snowliakes he heard again the re
frain well mi like n battlocry:
lie's the Lily of tho Valley.
Next day as hu aimlessly walked
nbout he came facts to fueo with a mtm
ho had known in his old life. The man
started as if ho hud seen a ghost, and
then shamefacedly and hesitatingly ex
tended his hand.
"Howdy do, Johnson;"' ho paid tim
idly. "Oh, I'm well enough," said Johnson
with ii short, harsh laugh. "I'm trying
to get something to do. Perhaps you
could help me."
"I oh, no well, you see. just now
everybody's taken up with Christmas."
"Yes, so I see."
"Of course you understand it's not an
easy thing to recommend a a"
"Well, cr you understand."
"Yf's. I understand. I won't bother
you. I'll get along in some fashion.
I've n little money. But tell me, cun you
give mo any news of Raymond?"'
"ft" ell, yes. You heard about his
"His failuie? No."
"Yes, lost every cent a year ago. Poor
us a church mouse. Sick, too, I heard a.
few days ago. Rheumatism, I believe.
"Yes, yes, his wife."
"Site's .supporting him. I understand
sewing. They live somewhere on the
east side in a tenement. Horrible come
down! Well, I can't siaud here all day.
Goodby. If I hear of anything" and
ho was gone.
Johnson stood looking after him in a
dazed fashion tinlil a geutlo hint from
a policeman reminded him ho hud butter
So Raymond was poor and sick his
ruvengu, then, was partly begun ami
thiit Christmas present? some way the
thought of killing a poor invalid did not
npp.-al so strongly to tho Ishinuelite
somewhero on tho east side? us well
try to hunt the traditional needle poor,
bick, and Nelly sewing to support him
well, there was some justicu in heaven,
if not on earth.
It was the night beforo Christmas
when Johnson strolled again into the
great rink where the Salvation Army
was holding its meetings. Ho listened to
tho burning words which fell from tho
lips of a sweet faced woman. Sho talked
of God's best gift to man and bpoko of
pi'itco and good will. Thou again tlie
ringer canio forward, nnd again tho
btritins which had rung in Johnson's ears
for two days rolled to lho roof. While
listening eagerly his eyes suddenly fell
upon tho faco of a woman who was sit
ting threo beatti from him. A pale, thin,
Bhabhily dressed woman.
It was Nelly!
"When she roso to go ho followed her.
I AM bliu Iiiuiicu attiiy iu nvvuiii)ii. j-iein.
behind her, his hand involuntarily
clutching tho knife over his heart.
Up n rickety flight of stairs sho went,
uml closo behind came her pursuer. Sho
opened tho door on the third lauding
and went in. Ho crouched outside,
holding his breath.
Tho door renmined ajar.
Ho looked in and marked tho poor
room, with its wretched belongings. Ho
fiitw tho bed and the sick man bolstered
up by llabby pillows.
"Is that you, Nelly," ho heard Ray
mond say. "I thought you would never
"Well, John, dear, I just ran into tho
rink u moment to hear tho singing. It
sounded so sweet as I eamo along. Hero
is your medicine now."
"HE WAS INNOCENT, NELLY.
Then Johnson, listening, straining ev
ery nerve there in the darkness, heard
an awful groan.
"What is it, John? the pain again?"
"Yes, yes. Oh, this is terrible! Nelly,
I am dying.
"No, mi. dear, yon will bo better pres
enile. Heie. drink this."
This sufferer obeyed and sank hack
exhausted on tho pillows. "Now,"
thought Johnson, "now is my time. I
can ltisli in and stab him beforo his
wife. Why do I not do it?"
"Poor Nelly!" said Raymond again,
"to what have I brought you? Ah, siu
finds its reward."
"Yes, sin. Nelly, I am dying. I must
speak I must loll you nil"
"Hush, dear, you are excited. Listen
now. I'll sing you to sleep, and tomor
row, Christmas morning, von will bo
And then to the Ishmaelite, his hand
against every nmn. outside there in tho
darkness. Hunted in Nelly's sweet voice:
He's the Lily of (he Vnlley,
Tho llrUht uml Mnriiiii M.ir.
But she was intemipted.
"I must speak," moaned the sick man,
"I will tellyou."
Theu tho door was softly pushed open,
and the slartled couplu saw him. His
faco was pale, his features working, and
tears were raining down his cheeks.
"No, John," said the Ishmaelite, "do
But not to bo outdone in trcnerositv.
Riirmond raised hintj-olf, and with one
supremo effort, pointed to Johnson, cry
"Ho was innocent, Nelly."
And tho bright morning star of Christ
mas shone through tho window on three
people, two of whom knelt by tho bed
holding the icy hands of the other. Both
on thu white fueo of lho tlo.nl ::ud the
living faco of the Ishmnoliro hail set
tled the pjaco which p.ts-et!i all t'.uder-
Clara I hung up my stocking Christ
mas eve, and what do you think I gob
in it? A beautiful timbrelft.
Muudu It must huvo been a pretty
Christ lima Holly.
The practice of decking churches with
tho evergreen is very ancient, says Chat
terbox. On this account our pious fore
fathers gitvo it tho minus of "holy tree,"
of which our word holly is a corruption.
Duppu tells us "thai brunches of this
tree wero sent by tho Romans to their
friends with their New Year's gifts as
emblematical of good wishes, and tho
custom is said to hu nearly as old as tho
building of Romo itself." Tho holly
sometimes attains thu height of forty
feet, and when of this large size thu wood
is very valuable and is much used by
cabinet makers. It is white, hard, closo
grained and takes a very lino polish.
When stained black it is an excellent
imitation of ebony. Tlie long and
straight tough branches are often used
for whip handles and walking sticks.
Tho leaves of tho holly near the ground
are frequently much inoro prickly than
those toward the top of tho tree. This
circumstance forms the subject of a
poem by Soutbey, in which ho says that
though iu youth buitetiugs with tho
world may cull torth harshness, yeb
a man ought to pray that unkind feel
ings may iluily wear away
Till the mniHith temper of his uitu sliull be
Like the hitih leates upon thu holly trto.
Happy and content is a home with "Tlie Ro
chester," a lamp with the light of thumorning.
Closo Oinirtrrs. 'jf' .j
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