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. JAbTrEEP & SOIST,
.Vol. XXV, No. 1.
ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATUEDAY, JANUARY 3, 1874.
in all things
82 in Adv
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
' One Inch In space make, a Scioexe,
' . , ., a dnd L ml . vwil u.-.il 1 rot
8 ww-'tf .
l 5il : 8 00! 8 00! 4.00 S.OO 7.00
SwaeMS-Oft -S0 4.00 5.00 6.U0 8.00
i moorn . ..)' ;5?,i-si,roU
1 year .y W.QQ. 5.ou.a'.wioo.w. wi
Local'Sotices. 1G cente per line.- ;,
Deaths r.d Manias inserted ,-,m
. Transient AdTeuoeinenie tt be paid ior mvana-
S,..r. will beoharjed ti.r Ota
- aoiiiuou and other Notice n connected with
their reuiar bunn8.
Bnma Card. 1 dnlhu-a year per lin.-
All other lgal Acicrtieinenu eharisd .5
ceuta pr fqnire each Ipmrtion. '
S. B. WEI. IS, Produce and Commision Mer
chant, for the purchase and aale of Western Ke
aerve Butter. Chee aod Dried Frulta.
Main Btret. Aehtabnla, Ohio. iiH
C A 1. 1 K T X 1. E B . Dealerat n Fancy and
Staple DrT Gooda, Family Groeeriea, and Crock
ery. Sooth Store, Clarendon Block, Aahtabula.
. Ohio. . L!
U H. GILKEY, Dealer in Dry Gooda, Grocer
lea. Crockery and Giaan-Ware, next door rforlh
of Flak Honae, Main at. Aahtabnla. Ohio. 10"
JT. BI. FiCtKSEB tc sow.-P".1" ' i?
Grocerie., Proviwon.. Flr. Feed. fore,g,d
Domestic Frnita, Salt, Fi.h, P-ter. Wa ter
Lime, Seeda Ac, Main atreet. Aahtabnla, Ohio.
W. BEDHEAD. Dealer in F!nr.Po-k. Kama.
Lard, and all kinda of Fiab, AH all k'"'"f
Family Groceriea, Frnita and Confectione.
t nARFRTON Sc SOX. Dealer in
' ' Alao, on haid a atock of choice F amlly Grocer
lea. Main street, corner of Centre, Aahtabula,
p. W. MASKKLL, Owner SpitaeandMaln
au. Aahubula, Ohio, Dealer In Dry-Goods.
Groceriea Crockery. Ac., JT1
Dry Good. Groceriea. Boote and bhoea. Hate
air, uu wuwobhv
JTIABTIV HEWBEBBI, Drnirg .at and
Apothecary, and general dealer in Drua, Medi
ciuee. Wine, and Uquora for medical purpose.
Fancy and Toilet Goods, Maine atreet, corner of
Centre. AthtabnU. '
CHlBI.es E. SWIFT, Aahubula, Ohio,
Dealer In Drus and Medicines, Groceriea, Per
fumery and Fancy Articles, superior Teaa Cof
fee, Spices, Flavoring Bitracts, Patent Medi
cinea of erery deacriptlon. Paints. Dyes, Var
niahea. Brushes, FancySoapa, Hair KestoraUves.
Hair Oils, Ac. .11 of which will be .old artbe
lowest price.. Prescription, prepared with
enltafrte care. i?
CEORGB WILIABD Dealer in Dry-Goods.-Groceries,
Hats, Caps, Boots. Shoes, Cro
ckerr. Glass Ware. Also, wholesale and reUil
deale-.i hardware. Saddlery, Kails. Iron, Steel,
Drugs, laadicines. Paints. Oils. Dyestuffs, c.
Main et. Aehubuta. 1096
AMERICAN HOUSE, T. N. Booth Propria
etor, aoath side of the u. 8. & M. 8 sUtfon.
This House has re ently been refitted and lm-
proved, and offers pleaaatt, anb Untial and con
i -jJenient accommodations to persons stopping
oer ciiibt, or for a meal, or for those from the
'interior, wishing suble accommodation for
tea Bis, The House is orderly, with prompt at
;tentioj to gnests, and good table and lod
, ingB. Ii
-p.SK HOIJSE, AshUbula, Ohio. A. Field.
Propria or. An Ornnibu. running to and from
every train of Cirs. Also, . good livery-stable
'ikept In connection with this house, to convey
ipaseengert to any point. 10H
t. K. HALL, DenUst, Ashtabula, O.
jqce Center street,- between Main and
"Pali. - ' '
jtac, W. NELSON, Dentist, Ashtabula,
SjO.,- visiu Conneaut, Wednesday an.
Taui-aday of each week. HQ
W.T. WALIiACK, D. D. S. Aahubula, O-is
prepared to attend to all operations in his pro
fession. He matte a speciality of "Oral Sur
gery" and aavinglhe natural teeth. llu
WILLIAMSON WATKOPS, Saddle an
" Harness, Makers, opposite Flak Block, Main au
in -the beat manner, everyuung m nis
VIUV, vu uauu.
J, C, FOBDi Manniacturer and Dealer in Sadf
dlaa, narness, onuies, iiumib, huum, " "if"
4c-, opposite Fisk Hunse, Ashtabula, Ohio. Iui6
' JEWELERS. i
--- W- DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing
GEt kinds of Wathcea, Clocks and Jewelry1,
of all . -v Ashtabula House Block, Ashubnla. Ot
- btn tn STEBBINS, Dealer in Watch-
JAMES la., welry. Silver and Plated Ware,
es. Clocks, Je. all kinds done well, and alt
Ac. Kepairing . -vided to. Main Street. Aet
orders promptly atu 10M6
tabula Ohio. '
in Clocks, Watches-
1. 8. ABBOTT, Dealer Mending and Kef
Jewelry, etc.- Engraving, : oa Main street,
pairing done to order. Suop . 838 '
JOHN DOCBO, Manufacturer of, -q4
Dealer lntrurniiure oi me oest aeeenpuous.
... M .... iiu, 4nrRl llnrierTAker &n I
Manufacturer of Coffins to order. Main street,
North oi South Public Square, Aahubula.
JT. 8. BEACH, Manuiacturer and Dcalerl n
FirstClaa. Fornitrue. Also. General Underta
TINKER, 8PEBBT Manufacturer, of
Stoves, Plows and Colurrns, Window Caps and
Sill, Mill Castings, Ketties, Sinks, Sleigh
Shoes, Ac. Phoenix Foundry. AshUbula. 0. 1W1
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
W. H. HUBBARD, Attorney and Counsel
or at Law office oyer Newberry'. Drag Store,
AshUbula, Ohio will practice in all the courts
of the Bute, Collecting and Conveyancing
w,aH a anATiaitv. 1237
SHERMAN, HALL, A SHERMAN, At-
. ..a IiL.'iiih .t I. .w A.htahnln. O..
will practice In the Courts of AshUbula, Lake
ana ueug. .
, .-a saai TsBniiOBl HiLL
V T-u Shxbha 1048
BDW1BD H. FITCH, Attorney and Conn-
fiDcititioa given to theaettlement of Bs-
I 90 to 4l nixtter rUifig uader the hutri
1 Age'ntVAh. HarVforZ-FonT A Franklin Fir.
6 Aan..n.Asi nftir over J. 1 . Hod
. -..uvo inaiiM nf the Peace and
lusurskucc v-wiAif." - , , i
u. u.in flt Afthtabala. O. HI
. . no n.Arrur irtf.mT and Conn
CMAtnliK-S JOW mm, " ,
euvr ii jjbw. oauM... w
CBOSBYA WETHEBWAX .dealer, in
Stove., nn-ware, iiyi.u-.-..-.-,
'GU-W.re, Lamp; - ,d Lamp-Trlm;
jnings, retroieuui, w.,l,j,vB..
Also, a iuu . -
GEORGE C. HUBBARD, Dealer in Hard
, .-li aiMM Tin Plate
ware. Iron, oteel ana ,iur,., ,",..
Sheet Iron Copper and Zinc and mannfa
c JT10K niuf-"i :
z-&j?s.?zzl o?- th?"sorut8.
. wrwwn an....iUn atriaf Hnnrooil
"'Z,'ri:.T Hanrlrv a. Klne's store, residence
.. IklllU. ujrn,i"M - n
.".Vt'Pcter's Chnrch. AhUbula.:O8r0t
ASHTABULA NATIONAL BANR.
oVi! bStJ'h Cashier Authorir.ed Capiul. $900.
000. C-hCapluipa.o .u VcmtTO
J.B. CnoasTC. B";E"g. o. Wabii
1 . .AawAHSOCIA
Y7 irl.w Uonas does
next aoomomuui n,,.,.
iBnys and sells Korciirn anu - "nritrc,.
'.Gold ,l Iver. and all kind, of U.
Colk-ftions promptly attended to
tor pnaay of ljrm.5!; rrnt rate. ,
J.B. 8hsp.ro. ' "i,""""' mJ
-.SILLlHAN.iW A A. BOIJTHWICK. Cwk
r frjllEYi Manufacturer of Lsth,
o. ;a.'a.aaw ,.. c. Planlne.
o"t obar.hT.-ohro. '
FRENCH .vv "P.'"-: .rr.n in thi.
- . w n v r ar V nnfartcrers A
. .. dwwc rvo.lfra In Aranlteand
Marble Monuments, Grave Stones, Tableta, Man
tels urates. c duuuiuk bwu.,
Curbing cut to order. Yard on Center street
Hats Caps, and Gents' Furnishing Goods, AshU-
WAITB & SILL, Wholessle aad Re
tail Dealers In Heady Made Clothing. Furnlsb-
ln. nnnria H.t. nana .IrJ- AshUbula W
MBS. E. C.CKLJWjt3A
-me iate atyies oi usoio - -
terns. Shop and salesroom over Msno m Moves
mn. trvnur street. AshUbula. Ohio. lyliSS
19T BCILDIKS LOT FOK SALE!
.Dealer in ier liimw, -
Ke.lE.UU and JMSSp-
EDCA R HALL, Fire and Life Insurance and
Kealsute aren. 'j ,., : "
veyancer. wince utn uoimui " - --
Omce, Asnuonia, unio.
GK1KB KIVEB INSTITUTE, at AmtJn
- Daren sbuhiwiu. - - -
- M., Principal. Winter Term -begins Ttresday,
tiat m. Henu ror uauiopue.
JT. K. WATHOUS, Painter, uiaxier, ana
Paper Hanger. All work don. with neatness
nH eanatch. llou
j , c . :t tti . .
London A Globe Insurance Oo. Cab esaeU over
w w h nf Tmf liMnlCnrthl I.TvamoOl.
nlitm also Dersonallv liable. Isle
BLAKESLEB air. MdOBE, Photogmpher.
and dealer in Pictures, Engravinga, Chromos,
- i l....nnnlvnf UnoldiDPa Of Tarl-
OUS descriptions,! prepared to frame anything
- .... i. ii -, .kn-tiinMr. anil lathe
m un uidiiu. iiwi, ,"
best style. Second floor or the BalaMr.. tod
door Sonth of Bank Matin street. im
ASHTABULA. YOUNGSTOWN &
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—NOV. 2.1863.
Btrjrsirra south. li hohth.
A. H.( T.XJ( :
7 OOi .
r. n.r. j. .
....Harbor . .. 1 46 8 40 .....
....Aahubula. lfcei 8 ......
...Eagieville... H 68 7 58 ...v.
.Nona Bristol. 11 61 tlt.i
....Warren.... 11 10 00 8 40
. .Nile. 10 55 5 45 8 4
.Yonngstown.. 10 S 00 7 60
..Pitubnrgh.. 7 00 1 15 4 S9
a. M.T. H-'l". H
I II 1 4
1 & Ml.....
8 6S) 4 a.
87 & 0 6 411
53 5 171 5 5S
10 85 5 50) I S5
i 85111 80 40
p. v.lp. a. I A. H.
.11 trains daitv. exceDt Snndav.
F. B. MYERS, Gen. Past. A Ticket Agent
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—NOV. 2.1863. ERIE RAILWAY.
Abstract of Time Table Adopted Nov. 3d.
PULLMAN'S best Drawing-room
X and Sleeping Coaches, combining all
modern improvements, are run through on all
trains from Buffalo, Suspension Bridge, Niagara
Kalis, Cleveland and Cincinnati to Naw : York;
soaking direct connection with all line oi erj
Vigil SOU WMVl.lB. WUW . . i
Hound SteaiBer. and railway Unas fcr Bustaaaad
Otoer ssw anuBuuuKi. .
STATIONS. 1 Day
No. 12. 1
No. 8. ,
8 S5 am
6 M "
8 50 " ,
8 68 " 1
4 40 "
4 65 -
6 40 '
7 4fi 1
11 03 " 1
18 08 an!
19 00 1
1 SO " !
10 00 1
6 00 "
11 87 ! 1
Lackaw'zen. . .
10 2 " I 8 06
10 61 I 8 88
8 99 p.
4 06" j
4 45 A.
5 89 " l
8 04 " !
11 80 " , 9 88
13 06 PHllt04
110 68 "
1 18 "
in at "
1 88 "
8 90 I
8 M "
4 88 "
119 97 A.M.
7 15 "I
7 45 - .
B 96 "
10 15 "
8 00 '
1 08 PH
7 90 "
9 05 "
8 65 r h
5 00 n
6 00P.H.I11 90P.H
For Sale at all the principal Ticket Offices.
d ho. u. Aswrr, ufla, rsi. Ageak
LEATHER AND4 FINDINGS.
f RENCH & WEIBLEN Manuka-
turers A Dealer in LEATHER FIND
INGS In the Hollow, opposlu Phoenix FoondryL
al.t. ..ma. l.htahnl. Ohln I
CASH PAID FOB HIDES. PELTS A CALF
Just received, and now for le as good an a
sorted stock of
LEATHER AND FINDINGS
a. can be found in .any Western Market, and
which willbe aold on the most reasonable terms.
I hope to make itaa object forBoot and foboe, ana
Harness Manutactnrers in the vicinity, to favor me
with their patronage, feeiing aatisfied that I can
sell them everything needed in their business as
cheap aa can be found in Cleveland, or even the
Eastern Markeu, thereby saving freight and travel
ing expenses, and loss of time,
fell are cordially Invited to cad. ana-examine my
stock before purchasing elsewhere. Confident that
I can make it for your interest to buy in this
ds and the public, and showing them m
trie.. Below, J give a partial list ol articles :
KtAV . 1 .l.m.htM uil. nnnA. mnA li.i i .ah
Spania. nanish and slaughter kip ; French calf
. uoan. niiu.umi , wiu. uvvv. h hvdv
ajvaatuw, - una aemioca; call ana aip , ouiubt
and kip ; oa. bides men's and women's mo-
leather and h, lacinc. leather tlnuura. bindings.
rocco ; band ana .A i
topping and rnsse. .
pi. winua. I
i. TnV Imfl anfl
Last, pef thread, wcOD iMia
h nails, round head tacka, J"""?-floTn
nwra. pincers, aana sionea, 'Mii .ka, ia
sScksTand straps, boot trees, f.
annches lasting irons, eyaieui. 'wrt.
wheels, stitch-markers, heel abave. edgt "fSTJ
strip awls, welt knives, elastic, heel bail, suu. ""Sf
tP'ZiS'' k..Maaa.. nil. WlA all. VIoA.
AXU , uTjfXir'TT Mr TTTPTtlT TTW
. A.NNEXA.TION NOTICE.
T.T. nsranns intrst(l are hereby
. - . . - 1 ..,.1 th. anli i-( f al
Att of the incorporated viilare of AalrUbula, did,
.L..J ....r I...- a T, ,ui7 ala'wlth thfl
VU UICOU UAJ Ul VMUUVI, A. a, .u.v, - -
County Commiasionersof Aaoubuia County, at the
regular session thereof, a petition in "behalf of
said Village, asking that the following described
t. ' 7 . ,j i VlllaM
wiiiwi j w I cti a. aaa .iH.ayvi.M n
of AshUbula, to-wit : , . , j I
All of the territory lying between the following
boundaries not already included within the ltnu
.- I -1 1 1 1 . 1 . . II I I - . anlnl in
V. M1U ..jiaac wail; sqjUUJIUg a. at nniu -
the north-west corner of the said township of Ash;
Ubula on the sonth shore of Lake Erie, ruanlngj
thence southerly la the west line of said township,
to a point in th. north-weslcomer of lot No. thir
ty-two t-r.il in said township thence easterly la
this north line of lou No. thirty-one'(Sl) and thirl
iy-iwuiHj, wuica ia aiso tne south line or lota ro.
17 and 18, to the township line ; thence following
said township line northerly aad eastern until II
Intersects the east line of Section three (3) la
said township of Ashubnla ; thv.ee northerly
along the east line of said Section three (8) to the
center or tne main trace or the Lke Snore A
Michigan Southern Railroad ; thence south wes
terly along the center of said main track to)the
east line of the Warren and AshUbula Turnpike
Koad as it now Is ; thence northerly along the
east line of said Turnpike Road until it lntersecu
the center of the Road running easterly betweeq
lands now or formerly owned by John Harmon
and Henry Mowrey ; thence in a line due north to
the shore of Laae Erie ; thence westerly .long th.
Iltfiiu llu, w. anui-ii.a Ki.ii.uiji VI .u. v..
beginning. - '
r. : i t- 1 i t.H m n.
M1U VUUUUIHIVU.i. MACU . UJI.t, I..
TEXTH (10) VST or FCBBUAHT, A. D. 1874, Bt 11
o'elock, A. M., aa the day on which said petition
will ue Ji'i nesnug uuure ukui uio uuive oi uia
County Auditor at Jefferson, in said county, at
which said time and place any and all parsons
lr.i.a.ial . n n I mm, tn Ka nMaAM a ii H malrA
such objection, if any they have, to said annex
tion s they are by Uw entitled to make. I
n a iuTS THEODOHE HAt.L I
Solicitor and agent of the Incorporated Village of
IN PRICE OF COAL
rVO meet the demands and necea-
title or ma times, we, me ODoeniirnea. wm
KU VWAI. IW8 s
at the following price, per ton .(screened) et oar
yard near L. 8. M.S. depot :
WICK A WELLS' Lump..
ANTHRACITE COAL, Stov.andKgg
. 4.10 i
For the Telegraph.
For the Telegraph. WHAT IS TRUTH!
BY B. W. STODDARD.
What is truth, aod wht re Its fountiana
That in majesty unfold f
WK.ni II.. loftv Irvimincr mouatailaS
., u. i., -j , a, .
That lead upward to its wold T
Tossing on lite '8 restless ocean,
I would scan its towering height,
And my soul would gain a portion
Of its grand, majestic light
Yes, I wish to rang its mountains.
And gain treasures yet unknown,
Bordering on its crystal fountains
That flow ceaseless from the throne ;
There to taste the holy leaven,
, Subject to dirine control.
That the lustrous light of heaven
Casts a halo oler my aoul
Hark, on every hand uprising,
Voices greet my anxious ear, ;
And a story most surprising
In soft melody, I hear.
Truth is with thee sottly ponder
On its majesty sublime; ; -'
For its fount ye need not wander
In some far and distant clime.
Brightly now it waters glisten .. .
All around thee and beiore,
And tby inner sense can listen
To its magic tales of lore.
Thus, thy soul with Just inspection, -
Can with lineal tact define .
In these waters a reflection
UI a majesty oivine,-, ::,.:Jli
There, in beautiful position
' Stands its mountains most snblime,
Step by step, through opposition, .
You must 13 their summits climb. """"
Ye must thus attain tua leaven . ..:
And though threatening thunders roll,
The unfading light of heaven
Charms a persevering soul."' ' " J' "'
Thus in idelneas no longer .
' Upward, onward, 'still aspire,
Each reverse shall make thee stronger.
To attain thy heart's desire, i J
Though the sky be far from pleasant,
. All around thee and above.
Know that y are lu the presence
Of the Hying God of love. . . t . . ,
Though tby weakness bids thee falter
And grow weary by the way, . ..
Let tby reason be an altar "
Where thy soul can homage pay
Homaee to the God of nature; , :
To the aged and the youth.
All things speak of a craaturr- ,
The great fountain-bead of truth,
God is with thee la thy yearnings.
Though thy fellow-msn be cold t
Ye can see, in all tby turnings, '
Greater majesty untold.
Read the volume apread befor! thee
Rend through each opposing stnte.
Not a false and fabled story,
. But the mighty Book of Life, . . . . v
The Dukes Stratagem.
A MILANESE TALE.
The Duke of Milan Galeazzo named
Supremely loved Correggia, widely fam-'
: ... ed, ' 1 l
For every charm a maiden might possess;
And, in her heart, she loved the Duke no
Though each awhile (so cherished Fste
To mar their bliss) knew not the other's
But hoped and feared in. silence ; till, at,
last, ' ;
When many a moon of trembling doubt
was passed, ,: , '
And Gossip vainly had essayed to seek
The cause of Galeazzeo' palid cheek j
And moody air some ladies of the Court
Addressed him boldly thus (as half in
And bail, in earnest) : Sire i we alL catt
Your highness is in love I and now that
May pay our loyal service where the samel
Is justily due, we fain would know tbej
- - name - i
Ot ber the happy lady of your choice!",
Surpised, abasbed, the Duke, with falter-
ii.. jBgwoice",' -1 ''""'" j
In evil sort such merry answers made! ' f
As beat, might serve the question -to
- 'evaae. " -'
In vain I and one by one thelf weaDonq
. laii, . i .
With fresh artillery they the" Duke' as
. sail, ,
Until, at length, 'tis clear the man mus
yield,. .1.1, . ai ji i
By clamor ovepowered or fly the Held
"A 'true a truce I-' oe-: -cried, for meri
' cynaakel ' -
Now please yon all I a banquet I Will
maKe, . - ...
Such as may suit o fair a company :
Come, one come all, and see what yod
To aid perchance. JOy-end your merry!
And all said "Aye r Correggia with Ini
i ."real. - - -
The banquet over, Galeazzo set ".'
UDon the board a curious cabinet ,'.
n which. -uoon a Dauel. was noflraved
f bappiest art, the picture of a maid ; :
"All ve w cnoose, my lauy-iove uu
, , , , . , I
SeC 1 , a . 1 ' ,!
Now, wuten'"reHMr wrreggis, uugor
For fearfulness-, obseryed that -.allba
The pictured girl, in aileoca tuned aw J
As from a face unrn,-"," '
. ... .... .!..-
She took her turn to gazef yh :,odff
urace i ' fc
She saw no painted image Til' e race
Which ber own features, radian y '"ir '
Reflected. blushioB. in a mirror ter8
And so it was the two trne toves w
: known : - . ,'
auu mi . uiuiii w w. " " - - .
S " I an it nama 1a n.sa flil tint S 11)11(1
The- haoDV Galeazzo tilled the iwca
A MILANESE TALE. John G. Saxe in Scribner's for January.
The Value of Religion.
I envey no quality of the mind of
intellect in others, be it eeniusJ
power, wit, fancy; but if f couloj
choose what would be the most del
lightfnl, and I believe the most usel
f ul to me.' I should prefer a firm re
ligious belief to any other blessing;
for it makes life a discipline of good
ness; breathes new, hopes, and varj
nishes and throws over the deeay,
the destruction of existence,, thfe
most gorgeous of all lights; awkf
ena lite even in death,' ana - irom
corruption and decay calls up to
beauty and divinity; makes an 'inf-
struroent of torture and ahame thp
ladder of ascent to paradise; and la?
above all combinations (ot eartiny
hoDes. calls ur the" moat delightful
visions of palm and amaranths, tlwo
gardens of the blest, and security of
everlasting joys, wbere tne sensual
ist and skeptic views only gleoni
decay annihilation, ana aespair.
Sir Humphrey Davy.
An undecided fellow courted A 1
dy for twenty-eight years, and them
married her. She turned out a per
feet virago, but died in two. years
iftir the weddintr. "Now. said he.
in a self-concrratulatinflr tone." "see
what I have escaped by a opg court-
TRUE UNTO DEATH.
Dusk crept over
ago?Tb.s-hurrying crowd has-found
a resting-place,- aiid' the souids of
labor have ceased for a brief season.
How blue is the vault of heaven
how clear the stars that look so sol
emn when, in the hearts that are
weary of life, we lift tearful eyes to
war for pitv from Him whose com
passion is over all His hand created-
Memory stanas nrm at ner post
as accuser or comforter, and I turn
back the pages of a life that has been
sullied by sin and washed with tears
and I read when the world is not
by. I am a Southern refugee. Far
away, where Summer sits a queen
the long bright year through, my
home lies a mass of blackened, un
sightly ruins, as yours were when
that terrible night whose date is too
recent to be forgotten fierce, - mer
ciless flames rioted like fiends amid
yonr household gods. There was
another we were but two of thou
sands who had not where - to lay
her head when they drove us like
thieves, from the luxury amid which
we are born. : Sweet Annie M
wild grasses grow over her pulseless
heart, while mine 'throbs on. The
proudest blood of the South ran blue
is her veins.: 'While her father was
vet a oenniless man. without profes
sion or name, the beautiful heiress
of the old estates eloped witn him
from school, and they were married
without so much as "by your leave
to a pompous suitor, whose white
locks; and venerable years, backed
by a million dollars, appealed more
' Ja js .
strongly to tne, tavor or ner lamuy
than' ber own.' "'"'
" Blinded by the adoration she be
stowed upon her husband, the young
Wife hastened wita him to ner iatn
er, with' never a doubt but that they
W6uld be welcome, br at least for
given,' to .find, her a discarded, dis
owned outcastdisinherited and for
saken, the door of home closed to
her forever, and the curse of .disobe
dience resfang upon - her shelterless
head.. "' "'. -
"'In' a wild and ".rugged section of
one ' of - the ' Southwestern ' States,
stood a poor dwelling, half farm
house, half cottage, where the tooth
er a kind" and generous woman,
used to hardships and privations all
her. life cooked the frugal meals,
washed the hojne-made linen,' and
sooared the hard, white "floors with
her own bands; and the father, stur
dy and independent, toiled upon his
scanty acres, and literally earned his
Dreaq "bj trje sweat pr tus Drow. ' ..
"This was )the birthplace and home
pf Annie's father; here her moth
er, the lafe heiress and belle pet
ted child of Fortune, whose lightest
wnim -Jiad been Jaw tound a re
fuge. " No show and pomp met the
disheartened and huiuni-ted fugitive
bride, but dove gave Lpr tenderest
greeting and welcome to a refuge
from which she never went until her
last home was- -made ready and- she
borne out , to sleep in the valley.
The daintily reared girl became the
idol .of the household, and in that
vine-coyered cot, -where Jove, trans
formed, poverty, into luxury, and
content s weatened hardship, were ,
passed the bappiest days of ber life.
... jLditie . earea,,, snetnis , Ronnie
bride, this Vlbve-crowned Queen of.
her husband's heart for the palaces
whereid Kings, dwelt ',' Soon a new
"oy stirred" in ber bosom," and day
y" day she' busied ber ' cunning
white fingers with embroidery- and
bits of muslin; and here,'a.year af-1
vc r un . mai i 'age oua saug , dvx b,
sweet lullabies over her first-born a
little daughter, whom she named
Annie. -, "Surely,". she said, with sol-'
emniy-tenaer eyes. j'my cup runnetn
Sweet little mother I seem to see'
ber now, as she lay. with ber baby:
on" ber 'arp " study mg the pink, pla-j
cia,.expressioniess xace or tne sleep--
ing: miie ol .nuinanity,, persuaaea
uuu ii wm uaq "very picture oi tne
dark, handsome,' bearded face that
bent smiling over his treasures. '.'"' '
i ; xut a snaaowjoars: as tne, grave
in its gloom, hovered over the dear
new home the shadow! of the An-:
gel of Death.bo stood at the por-:
wua auu. bui toe grew tne voice pi tne
young jnotner, and slower the step
that tended downward to the vallev
of shadows. ... A. mighty; yearning
-was in, ber heart to see ber father
onee more, to hear bis rvoice pro-:
pounce ber forgiveness and give as-3
surance of protection to her babe,
so'Oon to, know, as she had, the
want of a mother b love and guidJ
ance. : "I cannot die, if, I may not!
see him; I could not, rest in my1
grave at last if I do not hear him
promise," she pleaded, as she tossed
with 'fever-crimsoned cheeks and
lips.' So be. came in time to bear
her last eloquent ; appeal to gran
her-petition with tears and sobsj
and to pour -out unavailing prayers
that her life might be spared him.
True to bis prejudices against her
husband, he stipulated that the child
should never bear its father's name.
but adopt that of its mother, Annie
Obiection could not be made at
such a time; but when, with her last
words, she asked that it be lett to
thfi are of her husband's mother.
hia wrath blazed fiercely: but the
will that never bent before yielded
to the pieaamg eyes or nis ay ing
fhiid m thev toiiowea mm. ana ne
sealed his consent upon the lips that
would ask no more ot mm on eartn.
An hour later, with her hands claso-
orl in her husband's and her head
pillowed on the bosom where it had
lain m its infancy, she slept the
sleep that knows no; waking.
Mr. M returned home after
the funeral; bat slaves were sent to
care for the babe, the cottage was
maiifl comfortable ana even eiecani.
and every luxury surrounded the
little heiress. lae loss oi . nis wile
m a terrible blow to the husband.
wVin rnnroached himself for the
blindness of the love, and the rash
ness of the youthful passion that
had led bim to take her from inher
itance and friends to share his pov
erty and struggles. Nothing .was
left him now but fame no home on
earth no hope but for position
no love, no wife, no mistress but
Ambition; The babe she had borne
him had been torn from big heart,
apnarated from his protection, given
for a nrice to stranorers who disabled
feist; evea bU pmi wu ftripped
, , , - .. .1.. t M
from her, as if it were some filthy
and pointed garment that defiled
her infant purity. In after years
we hear of him from the battle-field
of Mexico, from the Senate cham
ber, as a leader in the councils of
the nation; but he never returned to
his old hornet never married or saw
his child again.
Annie's education was finished at
a city in the Southwest; and here, as
if some fatality attended them, - at
the same school from - which her
mother eloped, she learned to love a
Denniless man by the : name of
Charles L , the last scion of an
impoverished family, whose patent
of nobility- dated back to the Nor
man Conqueror. He had left Eng
land to establish himself in business
in America, wishing first to gradu
ate from a Southern college; but the
rigid caste at that time more ty
rannical there than in India barred
bis entrance. - The Principal of the
school, himself an aspirant for the
hand- and estates pf roneK of the
wealthiest and most beautiful heir
esses in the State, looked with little
pleasure upon" the intimacy between
the young people.1 At this time a
forgery was -committed upon . the
Principal, who charged it to Mr.
. - A. warrant was issuea, ana
he arrested.1 - On her way to the re
citation-room Annie heard the facts,
and glancing from the window, saw
bim pass in -charge of an officer. ' All
the hoW -neoverned temper of her
race leaped in her heart and brain.
She knew, though ' she could not
prove it, that the whole thing was a
plot to ruin her lover; against whom
prejudice already existed on account
of his- openly-expressed antirsjayery
Sentiments. -That night she had a
council of war with her room-mate.
The1 girls were both rich; but now
the pretty spendthrifts had but emp
ty purses, and no time tolose. - Mo
ney there was none, but tabuiously
rich were Annie's jewels, and those
stood stead. ; She dare not leave the
bouse, but her friend obtained a suit
of male attire, shaded her lips in im
itation of a downy moustache, crept
from the window on to the porch,
clung to the lattice and vines witn
the super-ease of a. cat, let herself
down on the door of jhe Professor's
study, and made her way, to a law
yer., . .
In such a night
Did Jessica steal from the wealthy Jew, '
Aud with an unthrift loye did run from
- - Asfar aa.Belmout, . -
soliloquized the: laughing- masquer-
ader. - lhecase was laid beiore tne
man of briefs, - who listened in si
lence, then questioned respectfully;
but a closer observer than the inno
cent but reckless girl - would have
eeen that he penetrated her disguise,
ana oeiieyea ip sonic-ioye anair oi
her- own,- - His services were engag
ed, and the jewels left 8 security
JS . TIT1 a 1 a 1 -
ror payment. yv nen me trial came
on arid gossip mixed Miss Mason's
name with 1 the prisoner's, he learn
ed his mistake. A most able defence
cleared Mr. L . ; but- so strong
was public opinion against him that
he was 1 obliged to leave the town.
VV e will not-intrude upon tne last
sad interview but vows of constan
cy were exchanged, to be kept sa
credly by one, who Hbelieved. then
Fate, in Its bitterest mood.
Bad nn pain for her. like the pain ot
that sight.- ' 11 r- . "
Miss M spent the winter with
her grand-father, in. Cuba, and here
met for the first tune the lawyer who
had conducted the case for . Mr. ;
L '. . ' Thrown much together in
society, the acquaintance ripened in
to friendship on' her, part, love on
his, and an offer of marriage ensued. 1
Surprised and grieved the gentle1
girl firmly but kindly declined the
honor, when, to her, astonishment,1
he presented a oasket containing her I
own jewels, Xo that moment she
bad not known him,; and pride,, hu
miliation and regret .struggled .with
her gratitude. i f 'Forgive me," she '
sobbed, j"that. I cannot, love, you."
He listened as a doomed man listens
to i sentence, he knows is irreyoca
ble calm, firm and, pale, too proud
to plead for what ;he. craved -more
than life, then pent over ner nana a
moment in silence, and left her alone. :
I d? not think that then, or . ever,
Annie realized Jthat. Mr. L 's re
gard for her was not the same? as
hers for him. ., j tone loved pint with
all the passionate, love of her nature
would have bestowed upon him
ber .wealth- and social rank, or have
gone out from them gladly,, as her
mother bad, done, to share his exile
and poverty. He loved ber as we
love those who are kind to us in the
dark hours of our lives as one who
had stood between himself and a
blow he was powerless to avert as
his angel of deliverance and with
a calm affection that was tempered
by wisdom. He never knew how full
of pain those days were for her, or
that the thought that came first at
dawn, and last at night, was, "1 will
be true to him.
From Cuba Annie and her father
went to Europe, and made the tour
of the Continent at their leisure.
Thev looked at the works of
the masters in the art-galleries of
the Old World; ate grapes on the
sunny hill-sides of Drauce; took
part in the festivities of ber gay but
wicked capital; drank Imperial To
kay of Hungary's richest vintage in
the land of its own wine-press; stood
in the palaces of Moscow aud the si
lent streets of Pompeii; floated
down the canals of the "Mistress of
the Sea" to the dreamy music of the
boatman's song; but feted, honored,
worshipped, almost for the magnih
cent beauty and enormous wealth,
with nobles for her slaves ana i nu
ccs at her feet, who have laid dwn
title and nower for one smile of fa
vor, and thoutrht it cheaply bought,
she was as cold, as calm, as proud,
and unbending as a statue; aud still
amid an adulation that would
have turned the brain of another
girl, her lips echoed, the refrain of
her heart: "1 will be true."
Yes. five years later, we find her
married to a gentleman belongiug
to a prominent family in the south,
When he asked her to be his wife,
she told him the history of her life,
and ended with the prophetic words
"I have no heart to trive you; I shall
never ' love again." He was the
most polished, cbrivalous man of
fell day, elegant and. haadioaej aod
the imperious, unimpassioned lover;
who had never asked but to receive,
who had never knelt to mortal wo
man in vain, who counted his
amours by the score, this petted
darling of society, this "glass of
fashion," whose word was law,
world-weary before his time, blase
ere one thread of silver shown in
his crisp black curls this man,
who was used to be flattered and
courted, listened to his refusal only
to repeat the proposal again and
again, begging for only such esteem
as she gave him now. incredulous
but that he should make a stronger
love in her heart than the one he
believed to be only a girlish fancy.
But, even in the last hour, before
their marriage, she had said with
tearful beseeching eyes: "I shall
never love again;" and he bad kiss
ed away the tears with tender as
surances that he would be content
The prediction was. but, too . true,
and the gloom that ay in her. heart
chilled and clouded his life, though
no words of reproach was ever spo
When the storm that had long
threatened our beloved Union . burst
in fury over the land, he. joined the
Confederate army, and fell in bat
tle. Where the fray was fiercest
and hottest, where blood had bap-
tlvA tlo a,;i lit-n trnfaa ' li o 1, a I aA
iiuv-u kiiu oui. . . n w uvv. Jim, IV4
on. his men to face the leaden - hail;
and, when it was ended, they found
him dead on the field, his head rest
ing on bia arm,' his broken sword by
his side,' and a more peaceful look
on his face, than - he had wora-of
late, ;..;.....:. . . . ..
When I next met Annie, we were
prisoners at a Southern, village.
One day, a TTnio,n pfficer. who' was
passing a window where - we stood,
glancing carelessly up; bnt as hit
eye eaught hers, a look of .recogni
tion and astonishment passed over
his face, then, it grew white as
death. "Annie was scarcely Jess'mov
ed, for the man who had lifted his
cap and passed on was Charles L .
Later in the day they met, and she
listened to his 'story, never having
heard from him since they parted at
Wheeling.1 He had amassed a for
tune, and married, upon short ac
quaintance, a lady in the North.
The union was a wretchedly-misera-
bly mistake, without pne palliating
circumstance: apd he was repeating
at leisuje, . Ilis wife - wa stylish,
artful,; superficial, :.narrowrin.in,ded
woman. He had dreamed of the an
gels, and waked tq find himself fet
tered to a mockery of womanhood
who made his home a hell: and a
separation partial in one sense, entire
in another, took place between them
By his forbearapce she still wore the
name she dishonored; but for four
years they bad neither- met nor spo
ken. Heretofore tbere" bad been no
strong motive for taking lega? steps
towards a separation; perhaps, he
had. pever;; really, loved; but., the
knowledge, of Annie's changeless
devotion even while she was the
wife of -another; her desolation; her
radiant beauty, that as far out shone
the beauty of the girl he had known
years ago as the beauty of morn ex
ceeds that of dawn, stirred his
heart as it never had stirred be
fore. - - ; J . '- : -
The gratitude be- had cherished
all .these -.years swelled into a love
that was, almost worshsp.. It was
the love of the boy magnified a hun
dred fold, and he begged with pas
sionate entreaties to be- allowed to
protect ber; that she' would, be his
wife- - in name, a , bated - burden.
Until this .time Annie bad loved
him devoutly, and, even -with her
head pillowed on the loyal breast
of her noble" husband, "dreamed of
the absent lover, until it broke that
heart and sent it to an early grave.
But. now that Aemarried. bound.
though 'but , by an, empty form, to
another dared to speak such, senti
ments, and ask of her a promise so
near allied to dishonor, she answered
with contemptuous refusal, aud sent
him from hertwith, scorn. t In that
hour the love a lifetime lay appa
rently' dead." sErouded for sepulch er,
waiting for burial from which
there would-be no resurrection.
There was never, in all her life, an
hour of such utter loneliness, such
weary, hopeless despair; and she
wept aloud with sobs and moans,
as if ber. heart had at last broken.
I ain'afraid I did not pity her then.
Soon after this she was freed and
made as comfortable as possible ;
but her property was confiscated,
and she became a -dependent upon'
bounty ' "
Six months later she was on a'
Mississippi River steamer. The boat
was crowded with passengers, gath-,
ered in groups on the deck or in the
cabin; and, for the brevities of the
day, conversation turned upon the
ever-present subject of the . sad dif
ference between the North and
South. Ladies and gentlemen took
part in it, and Annie, whose deep
mourning, beauty, and air of refine
ment had attracted attention, was
kindly drawn into discussion. She
told her experience of suffering be
reavement, and . loss of home and
wealth, with an unaffected air of
simplicity; and her sorrow, unmixed
with bitterness or a spirit of retal
iation, touched every heart but one,
and tears stood in many eyes.
Opposite, and near her, sat a wo
man whom Annie had already no
ticed on account of her peculiarly
repellant personal appearance, who
in a venomous manner assailed
Southern refugees at the close of
the unvarnished tale told at the re
quest of the passengers. She so ev
idently hated Annie for the interest
others felt in her, and looked it so
plainly, that my poor little friend
shrank into the" corner of her sofa,
and gazed at her eyes .with dilated
torror. In some unaccouutable way
she felt her to be connected with all
the pain of her life. On the boat
she had met by accident Col. and
Mrs. , old friends whom she had
known in brighter days, aud renew
ed the acquaintance with pleasure.
When the bell rang for supper, Coli
A crave her his arm to the table,
and seated her between himself aud
wife as politely as if she had been
a Princess of tho House of Hani
The hunerv Dassencrers seated
themselves with pleasant bustle and
good natured jest that amused ber,
and, as she listened, smiling to the
waiter's volubly-strung-out bill of
fare, she heard a sharp, querulous
fretful tone, and ber first glance
froze ber blood with a horrid rev-
alation. Opposite sat Capt L .
and the woman whose uncharitable
attack upon her had been as cruel
and unjustifiable as would have been
blows upon a chained and defense
less captive. Worse than all-fAi
was his wife, the woman of whom he
had told her, and his manner to her,
icily courteous, said more plainly
than words: "I hate youjl detest
and loathe you ; but the world looks
on." For a moment the table seem
ed to whirl and the floor to slide be
neath ber feet; then, with a mighty
effort, she recovered, excused her
self on the plea of sudden illness,
and retired. Mrs. A. soon came
to her with refreshments, but she
could not taste them, and lay with
eyes closed as if she would shut out
the horrid vision. So this was the
end of her romance, this the wo
man he had sworn to cherish, this
the creature who, having voluntari
ly abdicated her place in his heart,
he had proposed to compel to abdi
dicate his home that he might give
her, legally, and honorably, the va
cated place, ' .-
Ah bitter, bftier-i were the lees."
The dead love stir-red in her heart
as if it would roll away the stone
with which she had sealed its grave
and 'come forth. Sobs stifled and
deep, shook her as the winter
wipds shake the aspen leaf ; and Mrs.
A wise as she was kind, with del
icate regard for her suffering, withdrew-,
"-expressing kindly - worded
hopes that she would be better.
Happy wife! she did not know then
I hope she may never have learn
ed it later how far surpassing "the
ills that flesh is heir to" are the
-wearisomeness . and. heart sickness
of hope deferred and the agony
that is born of despair.
Later in the evening Mrs, A
returned with her. husband who
begged her to come to the parlor,
and give them some of the exquisite
music he remembered to . have
heard in her house; and, in her grat
itude to them, more than from a de
sire to please others, she consented.
Her musical talents were superior,
and no expense had been spared to
perfect tflis, branch of her educa
tion. -' - . '
Song after song was called for and
given, from the masterpiece of Bee
thoven to the tinckling serenade of
the Spanish Troubadour; and odd
ly enough, the last sad strains, of
the "Miserere" were followed by the
merriest Bcchantine song ever giv
en at - unlicensed revel where wit
and beauty graced alike the festive
board, and joy was unconfined; but,
she ended with-
They hurry me from spot to spot, -.
To banish my regret.
And, when one lonely smile they win,
My sorrpw they forget,
tears fell fast on the white key8
that throbbed backtheir mournfui
response to her touch. That pecu
liar fascination that attracts our at
tention .to one person in a crowd
who observes us closely caused her
to lift her eyes, and through the
shining mist of her tears,' she saw
Capt X. standing apart from
those who had gathered around her,
his arms tightly folded over his
chest, his proud head drooped sligh t
ly foward, his brow knitted as if in
sharp pain, and his eyes bent upon
her with such sorrow and reproach,
snch regrets and unspeakable ten
derness as she never saw on a face
before, something of the agony
that must have been on Lncifer s
when, hurled from the battlements
of Heaven, he turned one last, de
spairing look at what had once been
his own. , It was as if an eternity of
love were concentrated in a moment
a fierce .. and hungry love; and
though maddened . by restraint, he
would tear himself free, gather her
to his bosom and shield her in his
heart from a world he was ready to
At the same instant, Mrs. L -,
who was attentively regarding her,
followed her eyes, saw, and read as
well as she, the look on her hus
band's face. ' One glance of hate
she gave them, then glided silently
as a serpent irom tne room.
When Annie landed at the place
of her destination, rain fell in tor
rents, and the midnight was as
black as the sky and starless as her
life. In the darkness, through which
she could not distingush one face
from another, a hand led her across
the plank to a carriage in waiting,
and then she was clasped tor an in
stant by strong arms, while between
kisses, the woras, "Jiy aariing: my
darling! I cannot live without you!"
betrayed bis identity. A moment
later, alone, she leanea Dae on tne
cushions and almost unconsciously
repeated them again and again, as if
they were all her comfort upon
earth. It was their last meeting
their last parting. After the war,
we drifted apart, and 1 beard trom
her but at rare intervals. Now the
word has come to me that she is
dead; and I wonder I cannot help
it if in that home that is fairer than
this where storms neverrage, where
the winter never chills, where night
never darkens, If, in that Heaven
where the will of the Lord is the
light thereof, the sweet patient life,
that was so utterly a iauure neiy,
will be crowned with joy? Aud will
they be united where no human
frailties mislead, where the frown
of society is not feared, where mis
understandings never arise or mis
conceptions blind? t.od grant it,
else how could we endure?
GARNET B. FREEMAN.
"I meant to have teld you of that
hole." said a srentleman to his iriend
whn wa Uinor in nis earaen, stum
into a nit of water. "No mat
ter," said the friend, I have found
A Greenville, Tenn. quill-driver
pleasantly says of another writer:
"His slanderous soul is imbued with
the eclectic fires of hell: his black
heart emits the sulphurous fumes till
his whole nature is absorbed in one
homogeneous mass of hellishness,"
and the Norristown Herald, says,
admiringly: "A man might go to
the Yale School of Journalism one
hundred and fifty years and not
learn to write that way."
From Out Dumo[...]
A Tame Butterfly.
One cold, bleak Novembt
ing, when the sky, the air,
nature wore that sullen and -
dent look so peculiar to oui
at.this season, a lady; who i
.first time bad risen from i
sickness, went into an a-'
apartment, where she perceived a
gay and beautiful butterfly in the
window. Astonished at finding this,
creature of flowers and sunshine in
so uncongenial a situation, she
watched its movements and opera
tions. As the sun came out for a
bright, brief space, it fluttered joy
ously about the window, and im-,
parted to the sick room an air . of
cheerfulness and hope. Toward,
evening, however, the tiny creature.,
drooped its wings; the lady;then
placed it in a glass tumbler on the
mantel-piece. During the night .
hard frost came on, and the room
was in consequence very cold. In
the morning the butterfly lay in the
bottom of the tumbler, apparently
,dead. The invalid, grieved that her
fentle companion of the previous
ay should so soon perish, made
some effort to restore its fragile ex
istence. She put it on her warm '
hand, and breathing upon it, per
ceived it give Blgns of returning ani-'
mation; she then ence more placed '
it in its glass house on the rug be-;
fore the fire.- Soon the elegant little
insect spread out its many-colored
wings and flew to the window where
the sun was shining brightly. - By
and by the sun retired ; and, the win
dow panes getting cold, the creature
sank down on the carpet again, ap :
parently lifeless. . The same means .
.were used to restore animation, and ;
with the. same success. This alter
nation of life and death went on for
many days, till at last the grateful."
Jittle thing became quite tamej and
seemed to be' acquainted with its '
benefactress. When she went to the '
window and held out her finger, if "
would, of its own accord, hop Upon
it; sometimes it would settle for an. '
hour at a time upon her hand or
neck, when she was reading or Writv
ing. Its food consisted of honey; is. "
drop of which the lady would put
upon her hand, when the butterfly
would uncurl its sucker, and gradu-
ally sip it up; then it usually sipped
up a diop of water in the same way, '
The feeding took place only once in
three or four days. In this manner
its existence was prolonged through,
the winter and part of the following
spring. , As it approached the end: "
of its career its wings became quite ,
transparent, and its spirits apparent -ly
dejected. It would rest qmetlv in .
its "crystal palace," even when the .
sun was wooing it to come oat, and
at last, one morning in April, it
was found quite dead. ;. "
We pity the man who can find -nothing
in this holiday but an ecca--sion
of social merry-making and the
bestowal and interchange of gifts,
and who fails to realize that it com
memorates the beginning and the
source of more blessings than he can
count. . The hat he wears, the coat
that covers him with comfort and .
comeliness, the house that shelters -
him, the culture that gives . him per
sonal and social value, the boov
that fill his library and enrich his
leisure, the institutions that organ-,
ize his privileges in church and state,,
and society, the pictures' that adorn
the walls of his dwelling, the gentle
ness of character and the harmony
of social relations that make life so
sweet and safe, in contrast -with the'
conditions of savage existence; and
even the quality of the "air he'
breathes for climate is modified by
the chanees wrought through civil-:
ization are the result of the won
derful life that, nearly nineteen brin-'
dred years ago, drew its first breath
in a stable, while the great - star
looked on, and the angels tunefully
told of God's good-will to men. The
life that began then and there be-,
came the way to happy immortality
and heaven. The leader then born
himself perfection took his place,
in the front of progress; and every
excellence achieved by individuals
and nations has been the result of a
faithful following in his shining
V hat are we, in ail mat is admir
able and desirable in character and"
condition, that is not directly trace
able to the manger of lethleliem.'
The being introduced to an earthly
existence there brought with him the
means for the transformation and re
demption of a race. The best civil
ization the world has ever seen was
founded upon the principles of the
religion which he taught. All in
stitutions have been good just in the
proportion in which they have incor
porated his spirit and his precepts.
Ihe noblest inspirations ot art, in
cathedrals and pictures and statua
ry, have been drawn from him. in
ten thousand ways he is the foun
tain of the world's life; and those
who contemn his person and his mis
sion must do it disssuaded by the
blessings which ho bears to them ev
ery moment of their lives.
Let the children wish each other
"A Merry Christmas," and in the
gifts that comu to them realize a
pleasure which no other day of all
the year can bestow. They are
young and can know little more
than the simple fact thwir hands are
full of good because Jesus Jurist
was born. But with us who are
older, ihe day should be one of pro
found gratitude and ot sweet aim
solemn pleasure. We commemorate
the birtn-dav of a personal friend.
or of a public benetactor, with gay
festivities; but the birth-day ot ma
Divine Redeemer of a race calls f r
emotions deeper than merriment,
and rites more diguiticd aud signih
cant than the eating of a dinner.
"A Merry Christmas! then, to tuc
children, and a deeply happy and
grateful Christmas to all!
A philosopher says thut "a man
never frets about his place in the
world, but just slides iuto it by the
gravitation of his nature and swing
there aa easily as a star.". ,
. A gentleman who rather suspect
ed some one was peeping through
the key hole of his thee door, in
vestigated with a syringe full of
Eepper-sauce, and weut home to fand
is wife bad been cutting wood aad
a chip bad bit ber is the eye.
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