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GLOBE REPUBLIC. FRIDAY EVENING, JANT7AT.Y 0, 1885
DAILY AXD WEEKLY,
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tRiDA r t:rESiso,JAX.9.
Yes, Iloaillj's message was too long by
about a jard. Omit that yard.
The Enquirer yesterday had booms for
both Kennedy and Nash as Republican
candidates for governor. The Enquirer is
a Greek bringing rHu.
The indications are favorable for the
passage of the Reagan interstate-commerce
bill through the house. Rut indications
on any kind of railroad bill are mighty un
certain bases of prophecy.
Chief-Justice Waite has been over
worked, and must take a rest. Do not
overwork him in the newspapers. He
will come up smiling to his work, if let
alone with a short vacation.
Another war for the rights of a county
seat in Dakota. Perhaps it is as"well that
Dakota was not admitted, into the Union.
It would have taken the whole U.-S. army
to keep the pence among her county seats.
The Springer committee do not yet ap
pear to have detected a single Democrat
in Cincinnati who was deprived of his vote
or hiudered in the act of voting (one time)
anywhere by Lot Wright's deputy mar
shals. Follett will conttst for Butterworth's
feat, because, as he says with charming
inconsequence, the "election was and is
wholly null and void." If the election was
so "wholly null and void," how, then, was
The house committee has rejected the
bill for the suspension of silver coinage;
and so the shining cartwheels will continue
to roll oat of the mints into the treasury at
the same old rate of two million a month
for at least another year.
The rush of the nations into Congo is
phenomenal. Africa has all at once be
come the focus of the converging activi
ties of the European world. Its develop
ment is going to make nn immediate great
change in the movements and migrations
The committee on foreign relations
have reported to the senate in lavor of the
ratification of the Xicaraugan treaty. It
is believed that this 'reaty stands a better
chance of getting t rough than any of the
others, and that none of the others stand
any chance at all.
What an astounding portion of the time
of our courts is taken up in hearing the
miserable complaints of those who have
taken each other for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health, till death do
them part. The alarming increase of
divorce in these modern times is a re
proach to our civilization.
George Augustus Sala, the admirable
newspaper man of London and the world,
is going to relieve us of some of our
shekels and give us value for them this
winter. Ilia first lecture was girsn in
Boston Wednesday night, where he was
introduced to his audience by Oliver Wen
This, from New-York authority, is about
the correct diagnosis of the disease of
bard times, as the symptoms are now:
Tne advance of about cn cents per bushel
in wheat in the last two weeks, with tbe
still advancing tendency of the foreign grain
markets, mskes lhe prospect of an increased
movement ot grain, which raeins not only
increased railroad earnings but an improve
ment of trade generally.
If Cleveland will keep up this brief style
of state paper, lis will be understood to be
a new man, and will be entitled to the
gratitude of the over-read American peo
ple: Alius y, Executive CnaMDEit,"
January D, 18A3.
To TnE Lecislatcee: I hereby rrs'gn the
office ot Governor ot the Ptntc ot New York.
Gr.cn ek Clv. eland.
The year ot Beecher's trial for prac
ticing his doctrine of the seventh command
mtnt, the pews of Plymouth rented for
$GS,'J37. This was in 1875. They have
steadily decreased in rental receipts every
year since. The annual auction came off
last Tuesday evening and netted $27,256,
against $34,r39 last year. Beecher is
gradually outliving his ueelessnesa in
, General Grant's refusal to accept assist
ance from personal friends anl admirers
in his financial trouble is a surprise to the
country. And the country will neither
sympathize with nor appreciate that style
ol fastidiousness in him. But, if he will
have neither pension nor private assist
ance, then let the United States, whose
admiration and gratitude he has earned
by services so invaluable, ask him what
he will accept, and grant it to him as his
due without delay. If be wants to be
supernumerary General, make him such,
though the constitution should cave to be
jpljt in ywo to get him in, j
The London Tim'ta in 1803' had 1,000
subscribers. It is now valued at '$25,
000.000. .. ... '
What is this that the Commercial Ga
zette items to be slamming at us about
'Hodges'? We have said nothing about
"Hodges' or his Voice. But, that "the legis
lature would be an opening for stalwart
sen ice" is precisely what we did say. Go
to. The C. G. seems to have been taking
lessons of Roscoe in hifalutin.
The two Irish Rederuptorists (Catholic
missionaries) who were aasailed at Bay
Roberts, Newfoundland, by Orangemen,
triumphed in their measure for propagat
ing the faith there by "claiming the pro
tection of the stars Bnd stripes;" and,
they report, "wo completed our mission at
the point of the bayonet and at the muzzle
of Gatling guns." This is a vigorous
style ot church militancy.
Was not the Scott law a law binding upon
everybody, and in lull force until decided
unconstitutional by the supreme court? If
so, were not the taxes collected in pursuance
oftbatlaw legally collected? Commercial
This is a question aimed at Hoadly.
Lawyer Hoadly will have no hesitancy in
replying that a law which is unconstitu
tional was unconstitutional when it was en
acted, and never was law at all; or, as
the legal lingo has it, it is void ab initio.
Hare is testimony from tha Sandusky
Register thnt may be contemplated along
with that which we have given:
Tbe Springfield Globe-Republic says that
the colored people ot that city are well nigb
unanimous in 'heir opposition to Foraker tor
governor. There is not much doubt as to the
opposition ot the colored voters ot the state
to Judge Foraker, and, whether right or
wrong, their views should be considered by
the state cosvmtion. We have twenty-five
or thirty thousand colored voters in the state,
and they are with few exceptions Republi
cans. The legislature of Pennsylvania is
spoken of as "Doa Cameron's sure thing."
The "thing" is said to be solid for him in
both booses. A member, being asked
what he thought of Don's chances, re
plied: "His chances! Why, he has
n on j. His are dead certainties. Talk of
a walk-over! It will be a gallop, or a
crawl, or a jump-over anything you like
to call it." It would not do to call it a
bought-ovcr, or anything of that sort, in
speaking of this "thing" of Pennsylvania,
Campbell, in his own defense, made a
tearful and very effective "lunge at the
passions" of the court. It was done in so
quiet, pathetic, and penitential a style that
it showed him a master of the proprieties
and the stage decencies required by a
cultivated audience. The court was
moved. The gentlemen of the bar were
moved. Everybody was moved. Camp
bell is a great actor. The evidence is
strong against him, but we shall be rather
surprised if it avails to disbar him from
the practice of law in Hamilton county
and the state of Ohio.
The eloquent blind statesman of Bslle
fontnine, Judge West, is faulted for having
gone it too blind when he orated this at
Chicago: "They say we must nominate a
man who can carry New York. Name
Mr. Blaine, and we can win, with or with
out New York." It is said now that this
was thrown out as a defiance to Arthur
and his friendt, and intended to pnt them
en their disaffection and punish them for
it afterward. It may be. There hare
been occasions when, if West's blindness
had spread over his month a little, it
would have been better for the party and
The commercial and financial condition
of Springfield compares very favorably
with that of her sister cities. We know of
no town, large or small, that has fewer
suspensions or failures in proportion to
size; and few towns have a smaller num
ber of vacant business houses or resi
dences or a smaller proportion of destitute
people; and we are quite sure that no town
more generously provides for its own poor
than does Springfield.
The promptness and liberality of Spring
field people in response to crias of distress,
whether from within our own limits or
from abroad, have bacome proverbial.
Springfield has had her tussle with the
general hard times, but she has kept a
firm upper lip, and has mado the best of
her circumstances and opportunities; and
she will continue to maintain and illus
trate "the same."
CLE AX UP I
The sanitary condition of the city calls
for extraordinary eflort from the city au
thorities. Our streets and the premises
of citizens should be cleaned and kept
clean, as a sanitary precaution a safe
guard against diseases, endemic and epi
demic, the coming season. This work
should be taken in hand at once, and we
should have two sanitary marshals instead
of one llr. R. F. Gelwicks, who is dis
charging his duties faithfully, but who
cannot cover the whole ground.
There are certain portions of the city
which are now very filthy, and which will
certainly breed pestilence if they are al
lowed to remain so until spring. The
health officers should visit the cellars of
private houses, as well as private grounds,
and procure the removal of all filth, and
give directions for the proper disposal of
all refuse matter.
Thoroughly to cleanse the city will re
quire the labor of quite a large number of
men; and just now there are many unem
ployed persons who need work, and who
would be glad of au opportunity of doing
what is required.
The authorities should give this matter
prompt and energetic attention, and pro
ceed to appoint the necessary officers, to
employ men, and to push the work that
ought to be done, and must be done, at
once. Thus two important purposes wonld
be accomplished tbe city would be
cleansed, and man needy but idle men
would be given employment
i Aniuionlated Uread.
Ammonlated baking powders that ii,
balling powders In which carbonate of am
mo lift is used as an ingredient, and which
xbale an odor ot ammonia when heated
are classed by many eminent physicians mid
sanitarians as superior to all others. Profes
sor Hassrll, of London, who is recognized as
highest authority on the sulject of food
hygiene, commends in the strongest terms
the use of carbonate of ammonia as a leaven
ing agent, staMog its great advantage to be in
its perlecl volatility, whiih permits it to be,
by tbe heat of baking, entiieiy thrown into
leavening gas whereby the bread is
raised. The experiment with lieu
would seem to indicate the superior, not
the interior, value ol such baking powder.
The little heat that is imparted to it when
held over a gas jet, lamp, or stove, suflkes to
resolve the carbonate ot ammonia into leaven
ing gas and throw it off. The first heat of
baking, therefore, will eflectually develop all
the gas, thoroughly leaven the loaf, and d'S
sipate the ga-producing ingredients of a
powder of this kind; and this is the highet
test of a perfect Imkintr powder. Where
other alkalies alone are used they arc not in
frequently retained, unresolved, through the
whole process ot baking, and remain an un
wholesome ingredient in tbe finished breal.
The carbonate of ammonia canuot be u'cil as
a substitute for cream ot tartar. N. V.
A Christinas Message.
It was Christmas ovo.
Tho streets wero full of people all
rushing homeward with packages in
their hands; somo wero carrying turk
eys tied up in paper parcels, their fierce
feet sticking out liko weapons of de
fense. Ono man had a little rocking
horse, and another a drum, whilo a wo
man toiled along with a go-cart big
enough for her crippled boy, and two
little girls carried a high-chair botween
them. They wero going to havo it at
tho breakfast table in tho morning for
their beautiful baby.
One whole family, mother, father and
children, wore hurrying up tho avenue
with their arms loaded full. They wero
all a littlo anxious.
"Grandpa will bo so lonesome," tho
"I expected to bo at homo an hour
sooner, the mother said. "1 know
Christmas evo must bo a lonely tirao
for father. I'm sure it used to be for
mo after poor Sam was gone."
"Turkey to-morrow," chimed in tho
brave boy of six, who was almost lost
in a small forest of celery ho was car
rying. "An, plum puddin' an' an cram
berry sauce," echoed his littlo sister.
'Tvo cot craiidna's present," said
I Rob, the "big brother" of nino years.
"Hon Do lookin' out'n .ttio winuow
an' savin' what keeps them childer so
long,'' said his littlo pet, Barbara.
"He'll bo so lonely," sighed his
daughter, hurrying tho group as sho
Was grandpa lonely let us seo.
Ho was an old, old man, with thin,
shrunken cheeks, a back bevveil by
care and troublo and with long, float
ing locks of lint-wliito hair that was as
fine as silk. Ho had drawn his arm
chair in front of tho window so that ho
could seo tho "children" when they
came across under tho street lamp,
which was lighted so early that it
shone like a taper in tho yollow and
red atmosphero of a setting sun,
and & young moon blended with tho
fading daylight. The old man fixed
his eyes on tho struggling light, but
they "wavered from that and sought
the sky, whero
In tho dim and distant ether
Tho first star was shlntnjr through,
And another and another
Trembled softly in the blue
Soon ho had unseen company, and
was no longer lonoly. A sweet, young
faco, r?dient with tho bloom of immor
tality, and that light which never was
on soa or land, camo closo to his, and
ho could feel the vcrr thrill other kises
on his dull cheek. Then she brought
him their first-born, that lovely babo
his first and only sou. Then two chil
dren were at his knee, and tho young
mother lay with a sweet smilo on her
lips, whero the weary are at rest. But
ho only saw his boy his dear, dear
boy now a merrv youth then tho hel
met of a soldier sliading his frank, bluo
eyes then a soldier's record, promo
motion tho epaulets of a brave officer,
and so proud to wear them and have
his father walking with him, and hear
ing how he fought this battle and won
that, and what ho meant to do when
tha war was over.
"And they had unseen company
To mako tho spirit qualL"
But they know it not, and tho proud
young victor rode away to his death on
that dreadful battlefield from which bo
The old man saw tho troops in the
sky, he saw their gay banners, ho saw
his son tho General proud, hand
some, unspoiled by tho admiration of
a world ho saw ah. Heaven! ho saw
him dying alone on tho field of battle,
and it was Christmas eve. No hand to
give him even a drink of water, to raise
that beloved head, to ,wipo tho death
foam from tho pallid lips, only tho piti
less stars and tho cold moon to noto
his dying agonies!
But stay. "Ho shall give his angels
chargo concerning theo." His peace
passeth all understanding. Who knows
that ho died alone? Who can deny
thaf Itw rniimr mntlior lnnnnil nrflp liin.
and whispered words of sweetest com-
lorii mai mu pain aou uicmury uuu
longing of earth were not swallowed up
and forgotten in tho foreshadowing of
the bliss of Paradise.
Tho sky changed; the old man saw
only tho tinted field of Heaven. A
chim of bells rung out soft and clear:
"Light on thy hills, Jerusalem,
Tho Savior now Is born."
But what is this? A littlo child again
a child with radiant brow, crowned
with a wreath of immortelles, and abovo
his head a bright and shining star.
" Tls tho star that shines on llcthlchem,
Shines still and shall not cease."
"Grandpa, grandpa! Wako up,
PTandnn. pried tho chihlrnn.
"Dranna. I've got sumthin' for 'ou,"
said pet Barbara.
Then tho children all went crying to
their mother and said thoy could not
In every household we would strong
ly urgo the Christmas decorations.
There is much pleasure in united homo
work. Where all aro interested and
busy thoro is suro to bo happiness. Wo
always trim with fir or hemlock. For
somo things tho doublo fir wo call it
so islrJvely. Cedar and tho trailing
evergreen aro pretty when they aro
first arranged, but soon look dry and
faded, while tho hemlock will remain
bright and glossy as long as wo care
for it, giving us no troublo about shed
ding its leaves.
Wo mako suro of our branches, or
trees, somo two weeks beforo Christ
mas. The first thoroughly stormy
evening enough to secure us from in
terruptionwo tako our miniaturo for
est into tho kitchen. Does Bridget
care? Not she, indeed. Tho enthusi
asm is contagious, and sho works with
the rest of us. She, with somo of tho
children, snip tho piecos of hemlock
for moro deft fingers to arrange. Wo
cut tho piecos for trimming about a
quarter of a yard long; that gives us a
good end, and a tiny branch on either
side. Wo commenco with ono of those
pieces, holding tho stom, tho foliage
hanging down; thon wo place another
piece upon that, making it look liko a
vine as much as possible Wo need
yards of trimming; made in liko man
ner, securing 'each twig by winding
firmly with cotton yarn. In festoon-
Ince tha trimminrr nvnr nn arpli wo
t - o I
shonld Me two separate pieces, mak-
lng ach seem to grow toward the cen
ter. Tha and require a twig of hem
lock tied on, hanging down to give
them a finish. Wo must loop tho ever
green over tho doors and windows.
Where tho dark green trimming falls
among our plants at tho south win
dows tho ell'ect is lovely. This vine
like trimming is particularly attractivo
in tho evening when tho shadows aro
reflected upon tho walls, giving tho
appearatico of vines crecpingall around
tho room. Over somo of tho pictures
wo would suggest a bow-knot of over
greens with long ends, over and undor
others a cross, dovo, or baskot of flow
ers. Sadly and lovingly wo twino
wreathes of ovorgrcon, intermixed, with
clusters of bitterswcot, around the pic
tures of somo sweet, dear faces who
aro with us now only In sweet momo
rios. If wo havo houso plants, a deep
dish fil'"d with mosses, forns and oJher
plants, autumn leaves pinnod hero and
there, with a bouquet of natural, frosh
flowers, our home will then present a
very attractivo appearanco.
Tho work gives pleasure in itself. It
makes tho homo seem cheery and homo
liko. Any such work of mutual inter
est strengthens tho homo love. It
makes happier and better childfen, as
well as truer, moro devoted parents.
Let us cclebrato our anniversaries by
making them fruitful of much good.
Let us enlarge our sympathies, em
bracing somo of our kindly remem
brances outsido our family friends. Wo
should educato our children to bo will
ing co-workers. Tho boys should bo
encouraged to mako littlo brackots and
crosses, covering them with beautiful
mosses. Making war leaves, dressing
dolls, and such other work as mothers
can suggest, must busy tho hands and
hearts ot our littlo girls. How many
ways there aro to interest children and
exert a lasting inlluenco upon their
characters for good, together with im
partiag presont enjoyment, if tho moth
er realizes her work.
Tho Universal Christmas Feast.
It would havo been a wild prediction
of tho optimist three centuries ago
that tho time would evercomo when on
ono day in tho year everybody in Chris
tendom would havo a good dinner.
And yet it is almost realized. Tho gos
pel of humanity has almost reached the
point. It is perhaps awastetut ana ex
cessive mode of showing our humanity,
but there is this good about it, that tho
feasibility of accomplishing it on ono
day will suggest tho possibility of mak
ing at least decent dinners moro com
mon to people generally, and that
when a man has onco tasted tho pleas
ure of a prodigal meal, ho may Co in
duced to somo personal exertion of in
dustry and thrift to procure himself tho
We know by statistics that there is
food enough to satisfy everybody if it
vv ere properly distributed, and tho les
son that it can bo distributed ono day
is a most important one. Tho danger
of course is that it is human nature to
dopend upon chanty when onco charity
is accepted, and so to loso tho one price
less thing to any man, which is inde
pendence. But tho beauty of Christmas
is in its recognition of common hu
manity and common dependence on
something beyond humanity, and tho
charity of it is not a condescension
that can puff anybody up or hurt any
man's pnde.but a diffused good-feeling,
and a drawing together in a common
fete of all sorts and conditions of men.
Hero in tho United States it is literal
ly of all sorts and colors, a comming
ling of people under ono privilege ab
solutcly unparalleled. And to enjoy
tho Christmas of humanity we aro not
required to cat tho same sort of dinner,
any moro than wo aro required to have
the sanio sort of creed, lhe plantation
negro with, 'possum fat and 'coon
(brown cracklin,' wid graby go 'way
d.ir chile! ) is just as much alive to the
odor of tho anniversary as tho English
denizen with his tra'ditionary roast
beef and plum-pudding. We have
learned by the hard disciplino of a now
country -that wo can make a very thank
ful meal for the day out of wild turkey
and canvas-back ducks, flanked by a
green goose, with appropriate accom
paniments. Peopio can get used to
anything if they only havo tho right
Indeed, it has been said that it is not
so much what wo eat on Christmas day
as what wo givo away that raises onr
spirits; but this is to bo understood
within limits, for it cannot bo denied
that there is such a thing as universal
hunger on Christmas day that will not
be allayed any moro in tho case of a
rich man than a poor man by tho ro
membranco of a good deod warmed
over. But the best sauco to a good
dinner is tho thought that nobody elsp
within reach is hungry. And better
even than tho dinner of tho ''ay is the
universal spirit of good-will that broad
ens year by year, and deepens, wo aro
sure. The Drawer ha3 cot intended to
mako a homily by way of accompani
ment to anybody's repast, and is satis
tied if it can send a light ripplo of
laughter round tho world Charles
Dudley Warner, in Harper's Magazine
How a Christmas Club wan Formed.
Wo reprint from tho Christmas St.
Xicholas, tho following account of thp
formation at Portland, Mc., of a chil
dren's Christmas club, which gavo a
Christinas-treo and dinner to six-hundred
poor children of that city.
A number of notes wero written ask
ing two or more girls and boys from
every Sunday-school in tho city to meet
at a certain house at fivo o'clock, on
the following Thursday afternoon.
Did they come?
Come? They did not know what the
call was for, save for a whisper about
Christmas work; but they came: carao
in pairs, in trios, in quartets and quin
tets a wholo squad from tho Butlct
school; big boys with big hearts, wee
tots, only four years old from tin
kindergarten ono hundred children
ready for anything.
Oh, I wish you could havo been ther
at tho forming of that club.
A lady camo forward to speak to
them, and their voices wero hushed in
expectation. I can't tell you just what
sho said, but her words wero beautiful.
She spoko of their Christmas festivities
every year, of their presents and theii
friends; then of unfortunate children
who had fewer, somo nono, of thost
When sho asked: "Docs anyono her
want to do anything for thcso othors?"
the thought that they could do any
thing was now to almost all to many
even the wish was new; but like one
great heart-throb camo their answer:
"Yes! I! I! I! I want to do some
thing!" " Children, what can you do?"
A pause, and then ono littlo voice
"Divo 'cm a cent!"
That was tho first offer, but It was
followed by many another: "Givo 'cm
candy!" "Give "'cm a turkey!" "Give
'em a coat!" each begiuningwith that
grand word "Givo."
Tho result of that meeting was
To form a club which should last
"forever;" to call it "Tho Children's
Christinas Club;" to havo for itsmotto:
"Freely ye have received, freely give;"
to place tho membership fee at ten
cents, so that no child should bo pre
vented from joining because he was not
"rich;" to make no distinction in re
gard to sect or nationally; to permit to
join tho club any girl or boy under
eighteen years of ago who accepted its
principles, which were: To bo ready at
all times with kind words to assist chil
ij isss ionun.it man momisiTei; to
make every year, in Christinas week, a
festival of some kind for thorn; to save
through the year toys, books, and
games, instead of carelessly destroying
them; to save, and whenever practica
ble, put in good repair all outgrown
clothing; to beg nothing from any
source, out to keep as thu key-stone of
tho club the word "Give;" to pay
every year a tax of ton conts; and to
mako their first festival in tho City
HaU on Thursday, December 28, 188'-'.
It is an old saying that "a bird In the
hand is worth two m tho bush," and is
very applicable to holiday purchases.
Tho wiso select their Christmas pres
ents beforo tho stocks aro gleaned; tho
unwiso wait until tho rush, and then
tako tho cullings.
During tho holidays tho happiest boy
in Christendom will be tho ono who got
a sled and a pair of skates on Christ
masif there isn't any snow or ice.
In buying Christmas presents, it is
better for your peace of mind to tako
tho first thing that strikes your fancy,
rather than to look at something elso.
To hesitato is to bo lost.
On Christmas day tho happy urchin
of 2 will roll around on the nursery
floor, and break tho yollow logs off tho
purplo camel, and got sick from chew
ing too hard on his green head.
It is said that $300,000 is annually
expended in Christmas cards in this
country. Tho Christmas card for 10
cents beats a 5 Christmas present all
to flinders from tho giver's standpoint.
As Christmas draws nigh this hint is
thrown out to young ladies who havo
gentlemen friends that slippers, to bo
comfortable and cozy, must bo several
sizes larger than the boots young men
wear when they go to seo their best
An old negro whilo walking along
tho street was accidently struck with a
rotten orange, thrown by a fruit deal
er. Stopping and picking up tho or
ange, ho hold it for a moment and then
said: "Huh, dis smells likcChris'mas;
dis smells liko when I was a boy."
Whon yon meet a man theso day3
with a careworn expression on his cus
tomarily happy face, do not misjudgo
him by concluding that his business or
domestic affairs aro in a bad state. Ho
is simply wondering what on earth ho
shall buy for Christmas presents this
Wo opened our safo this week and
took out a lot of Christmas jokes and
dusted them off and tried to fit them in
this column, but they wouldn't fit. Wo
are inclined to believo they are a littlo
warpod by age. Wo will clo'o them
out to some country humorist at a great
"Are you going to present your hus
band with a Christmas dressing gown?"
asks tho Detroit Free Press of the
ladies. Perhaps it is not pertinent,
but there are a great many wives who
will present their husbands with a
Christmas dressing down if they don't
get what they want.
Whilo courting tho widow Curtis,
George Washington was approached by
the widow's pretty son, who clambered
up on the good man's knee, and asked
him who sent him so many beautiful
Christmas presents the day before.
"My child." said thefather of his coun
try solemnlv, "I cannot tell a lie it
wa3 Santa Claus."
"Oh, I don't care whether I got any
thing in my stocking or not," said
Adolphus, adding, with a look of undy
ing devotion: "but Clara, I should liko
to havo what is in your stockings."
"Oh, yes," replied Clara naively, "you
mean corns. What a foolish boy."
Thus was love's young dream dispelled
and hence it is that Clarais stillcalled
A negro was arrested in tho act of
removing a fine Christmas fowl from a
corner grocery store. When asked by
the court what he had to sav why ho
should not be sent up, he replied: "I
didn't mean tcr stole it. Judge; OIo
Marse always 'ploys mc tor feel do
Christmas tukkeys fo' him tcr seo ef
dey's tendar. 1 was jess 'bligin' Marso
so'help me Lawd."
Oh, yes, dear girl, work us a motto
for a present. But havo some taste.
Last year a girl gave us ono that read:
"Honesty is the bc-t policy," and an
other damsel ono tha't declared:
"Repent, for tho Kingdom of Heaven is
at hand." Somehow, those didn't just
strike us pleasantly. They seemed to
be well, you "understand. Boston
A "Krinslcd" Family.
"Dad wasn't so much to blame, after
all," explained a boy of 12 as an officer
walked the old man towards the sta
tion house Christmas forenoon. "It all
some about through that turkey."
"Why, last evenin' a cutter driv up
to the door and a high-toned lady sent
in a seven-pound turkev by the driver.
Ho said it was Kriss Kringle, or jing
janglo, or somo such thing meant to
make poor folks happy. Then the
"Why, dad wanted to trado it for
beer and ma'm wanted to trade it for
candy, and us young 'tins wanted it
baked. Wo had a row, and the turkey
was hung up for a Christmas dinner."
"Well, this mornin' somo of us want
ed it bilcd and somo baked, and wo had
another shindy. When wo decided to
bake it ma'm went out to buy stutlin'
and lost a quarter. Then dad went out
to buy stutlin' nn' como homo tight.
Then ma'm borrowed somo crackers
an' got trusted fur some oysters, an'
the turkey was stuffed."
"Then we couldn't git up firo 'miff
In tho old stovo to bake it, an' wo
hadn't no platter to put it on, and
there wasn't 'nuff dishes and cheers fur
us all to sot down at the fust table,
and dad chopped his hand in tryin' to
carve it, and when ho kicked the table
over and left tho houso ho was mad. I
reckon this chap who got a black eyo
said sunthin to dadaboutMerry Christ
mas, and I reckon dad didn't wait two
seconds beforo ho hit him."
"And where is tho turkey?"
"Dunno. Reckon tho dog has got it.
Ma'm she's gono fur tho river to drown
herself, dad no's locked up, tho chil
dren aro home bawlin', and I feel liko
rannin' away an' goin' to Buffalo. If
another Kriss Kringle strikes our shan
ty, wo might as well let tho fire go out
and freeze to death in a decent man
ner." Getting Himself Into Condition.
A young lady visitor called at a resi
dence in the absence of the family.
As sho turned to go unearthly sounds
issued from the basement.
"What in the world is that?" sho ask
ed of tho servant who had opened tho
"That's poor Willyum, mum."
"What's tho matter with him? Is ho
"No, mum. Yo say, Willyum is tho
hall footman, mum, an' hehastosthand
fornisnt the wall all day iu statoo-Ioiko
silence, an' very thry in to his narvous
systim it is indude, mum. So whin he's
off duty, an' tho family is out, he ris
thores his narves to a narmal condishun
by scraiuin' and vellin', mum."
Somebody who alleges ho has made
the count says that music is mentioned
Just 166 tiinos in the Old Testament.
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directed snd delitared. I wilt otter for site at pub
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of said county, on
huturdny, January 31, A. D. 188S,
at ene o'clock p. in., the following described mort
gaged premises to-wjt:
cituated In the city of Springfield, the county of
Clark and State of Ohio, and bounded and de
scribed as follows: beginning at the northwest
corner of lot numbtreieven (11) In K. . Fenneld'e
addition to sild city, running tbenre a.ton and
with the south line of an alley 176 feet to a ten
foot alley thecce south with .aid ten-foot alley
to the suuih line of said lot; thence w,t on a line
parallel wllh the first nsmed line to VVbeldon
street: thence with said VVbeldon sliest to the
I lice of beginning
Said aboie described prunljes spprabitd at fif
teen hundred (JI.MO.)
raid premises to I ,old by erder of tbe Court of
oniuiou Heaa of Clark county, Ohio. In case No.
i315, wherein .s. B. and J. II. ctlles are plalntiBa
against rannie J. Watt et a!., dsiaadanta
Termaof Bale Cash.
fhe-iff of Clark County, Ohio.
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0 West Main Street.
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