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THE WEEKLY CLARION.
Wednesday, - December 20, 1682 Mr. L- A. Wbst baa been elected Mayor of Durant. r Work on the C. A. & N. Railroad commenced at Kosciusko on the 4tb i inst. Tue death of Mr. Eliaba Mosely, an old and very respected citizen of Lau derdale county is announced in the Meridian papers. Civil service reform, internal reve nue reduction, tariff modification and a bankrupt law are now the chief topics under consideration in Congress. The Alabama Senate has passed a res olution to apply to Congress to appro priate the amount of cotton tax collect ed in that State as a public school fund. I'kfidext Arthur says in his mes sage that he will sign a bill, if it be passed prohibiting the collection of its from officeholders. Take 3 word. a ii mi The Democratic aspirants to the . . 1 -FT i T I ."Nx-akersnip oi tne House oj Represen tative- already announced are Messr?. Carlisle, Randill, Springer, Converse, Blackburn and Hohuan. The re j torts Illm the iir al is State Board of Health total expenditure of the purposes, during the fiscal September 30, 1881, were The people of Illinois re jarj nd- 8",7.i,2d gard their Health Board as a good in stitution, in fact, an indispensable necessity. Ho. J. II. Dai.to is the editor of the New Albany Democrat. It is a bopetolatgn for the press when men of his distinction, ability and qualifications, become members of the profession. Mr. Dal ton is a leading member of the State Senat and a lawyer of eminence. ! reasnii to believe that he will as well in making the Democrat Uss journal. There i succeed a first c Wash ( 'lialmer McBride STOTCK quid nuncs report Gen. "as furiously angry at Maiy who holds a lucrative position IX . - i J .1 - in the Tr( :iurv iepanineui, aim ue- inands her removal, for the reason that in the late campaign the McBride woman opposed Chalmers' election by writing trenchant articles against him, and was the instrument that got Carter on the track." It is a pretty quancl as it stands ; but if Gen. Chalmers suc ceeds in jacaigg Mary out to grass, and these parts, heSs-will e, unpardonable of- Among the leatur ew penal ct in cone which uus $ ons that 10 i DCHKU 111 uu- i : ,i ;$tt he vTW5ribes State the State prison for hie of $5,000; that juror must go to prison ; that br is a felony, attempts a tist be puL,.i by imprisonment tor two years ana a a fine of 81,000; that parents abandon tog tlu ir children under six years of age must be imprisoned for seven years; that a person whose husband or wife has been absent five successive years and, not known to be living may re marry. Report of TJ. S. Commissioner of Kail roads. The following is an extract from the annual report of the commissioner of railroads for the fiscal year ended June. 1882: Railway commissioners appointed in twen ty one States, tbe report continues, exercise a healthful influence over railroad management but railroad transportation, strictly confined within siat.1 jurisdiction, is so limited it leaves real difficulties unsolved and nearly unaffect ed. Tbe power o subject can bardl; tourt of Illinois c of tbe supreme Congress over tbe whole t quest ioned the supreme cedes it, and the decisions irt of tbe United Stales seem to reader it iudisputab N. Y. Skstuy: The silver dollars and the silver oertif cates, equally with tie ereeiibacks, are the terror and nightmare of the money power, and as in a crowd the scream of a frightened woman communi cates a senseless fright to most of those near her, so the screams of the bond perpetuat ing and money changing interest seem to have communicated terror to me t resiuem and all the officials of the Treasury Depart ment, as well as most of the leaders of both the controlling parties, and to have driven from their minds the common sense business ideas with which nature endowed them. Signifleaut and Instructive. Mr. Folger's report on the state of the nuances contains a great many words and a great many numerals. Here are four words and two rows of figures from the accounts o( last fiscal year : Iuternal Revenue $146,497,605 Surplus Revenue 145,543,810 Volumes of discussion on the state of the finances could add nothing to the force of this coincidence. The internal revenue has just piovided the surplus? New York Sun. New Orleans States : Gov. MeEnery having issued to Kellogg his certificate of election, and the Hon. Van H. Manning, of Mississippi, having concluded not to avail himself of the error in the count of votes for Chalmers, the Republican party of the country will be deprived of what they hoped to have, in the Presidential campaign, a pretext for arraigning the Democratic pirty. The Pension Swindle. The conscientious gentlemen who voted against the river and harbor bill, and who voted for the various pension bills without a wink of the eye or a qualm of conscience, will no doubt be pleased to know that they will bare another opportunity to scatter government money broadcast among claim- agents .The $100,000,000 voted for pensions i at the last session is not sufficient, rensson Commissioner Dudley has information that petitions are in circulation for signatures praying Congress to pass anotherarrears of pensions bill. Mobile Register. Practically a Unit. Mempkte Appeal. The Mississippi valley states from the lakes to the gulf are practically a unit in demanding the continuance of the National Board of Health upon an efficient basis. The good work of the board in the small pox business in the northwest and in the yellow fever quarantine affairs of tbe South aaa disarmed criticism, and it is strong ia the good opinion of the people. Boards at Home. Brandon Republican. Mr. John Russell, one of the most pros perous fanners in Rankin county, baa gone to New Orleans to make his arrangements for another year, He is one of the few men who "live at home and board at tbe semltffl J- :nWmr maaar .m New 'irk. Mate are in! i lieP ail ten vB " am w THE WEEK VOLUME XLY. Tho Tariff, Walxut Station, j Tippah Co., Mississippi, November 27, 1S82. j Editors Clabiok : We are sowing seed that will eventually come up as noxious ' Mia and be difficult to eradicate. Mr. Randall to a late interviewer said, "Nob-jdy want direct taxation." This is troe of the; , ii- irt-! present, ana we only claim a tariff within , , rr. , , . the revenue standard. The recent elections i .u , ,u ,u Drove clearlv that the tariff question is the i u i.u e.u r . . back-bone of the Democratic party. Kevo- ; , .. , , i to-.i w lutions don't go backward. With a "half ; hamond jump," to a revenue standard there is but one more leap to the broad plane of free-trade. In the wane of sectional strife, the masses are becoming educated to un- derstand their own interest. This brusque exnrsi(n of Air. Khi IhI! i calculated to throw odium upon the srstem of free-trade England, the most prosperous manufactur- . ing and commercial nation of the globe, owes j ,h of fretrHde ! and direct taxation. England enjoys 52 per cent, of the carrying trade of the world and 80 per cent, of the trade with this country. Before the war and under a low tariff we built over three hundred ships annually, now we only build for the coast ing service. Our minister at Bog"' wrote to Mr. Evarts, then Sscretary of State that the English have three semi-monthly line of steamers trading to the Bolivian ports. The French, the Germans and the Spanish all have lines tradiug to these ports and "the United States, not one." This is only one of the photographs of our trade with the outer world. Tbe Pacific Islanders sell their rice an 1 fruits at San Francisco and return home with the clean cash to buy British commodities. Iu looking over the registration of ships passing through the Suez Canal it reads somewhat thusly : Eng lish 5, France 1 ; English 5, Spain 1 ; Eng lish 5, Germany 1 ; English 5, Denmark 1 ; English 5, and lastly oue from the United States loaded down with McCormick's reapers, sulky plows and patent medicines. In all countries that adopt the free-trade policy taxation does not reach the ixi .r: and good-livers are only taxed highly. On incomes and privileges orer a certain awount; on realty over and above tltc homestead. These exemptions run over nearly the whole ranee of itemized taxation. Germany waxeu strong under the fre2-trade policy; now, the Germans are exodusting because of a tariff on lard and pizs. In all free-trade countries the tax-payer can well afford to pay ins taxes because of tbe reduced cost of living and the reduced cost of manufacture. With low rates we would be the greatest exporting people of the globe and two-thirds of the English spindles would be brought over to this country. In speaking of low rates it does not fol low thai there would be a falling off in the priceWF our present exports-cotton, wheat, com, cattle, pork and petroleum would still remain subject to foreign quotations. Under a free-trade system the cost of these productions would be lessened one half. ThJHfeueut Internal Revenue system is i; Biate specimen of direct taxation, andHroquiin attatched to it is well found ed. In the defence we are making against the aggressions of the inonied power, we ot hazard the fruits of victory by any tenrpori rizing policy, and any delay or con- ce-sion would be disastrous. ancis A. Wolff. s Civil Service Bill. Washington'. Republican leaders are quite generally disposed to treat civil ser vice reform seriously and give the country a measure framed with an earnest intent to strike at the roots of many of the evils com plained of. Representative Kassou's bill, provides that appointments throughout the civil service shall be made upon qualifications and fitness, to be ascertained by a commis sion, and that promotion shall be according to the re?ults of a competitive examination. Section 5 is as follows : Thatall appointments shall bo first male on probation for such time as tbe officers mak ing them shall by regulation prescribe, not less than three mouths, nor more than one year from the daU of first appointment, at tbe end of which period, if found qualified, the applicant shall reeeive bis regular appjint ment for a term of six years, aud shall uot be removed during such term except for cause, as hereinafter prescribed. The causes relate to personal conduct aud performance of duties. The uext section reads as follows : Sec. 6. That, no person now holding an ap poiutmentof the character in tue first section mentioned, and serving in either department at Washington, shall be removed except for cause, as hereinafter prescribed; Provided, that when such prison shall have already faithfully served for six years or more consec utively in the same department of tbe public servi-e, he shall receive a new appointment urder this act, such new appointment to be made within one year from tbe passage of this act ; and, in like manner, when any other per son now in etliee shall reach the period when be shall have faithfully served in the same department for the term of sn years consecu tively, be shall reeeive a new appointment for one additional term. All appointments made under this aet shall cover auy promotion of the appointee made during his tenure of office, of herein regulated. Section 10 is the one inserted after the bill wasotherwise framed, and issupposed to con tain Mr. Kasson's idea of what the people want, as indicated by the elections. It is as follows : Th;'t no member of Congress, nor offi cer of the Government, nor menber of any political committee, shall, in writing or by print, addressed or cause to be ad dressed to any person holding an appoint ment, as in the description of the first section of this act, or to any laborer employed by the Government, any request, demand, or invita tion for a contribution of money for the use of any poliiical party; nor shall any person demand or invite, for the use of any political party, from such appointee, the payment of any specific sum of money or per centage of his compensation. Sbc. 11. Tnat any person violating the pro visions of this section shall be guilty of a mis demeanor, and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars for each offence, to be recovered in any court of the United States having jurisdiction of sach offences; Provided, That the same shall be prosecuted within one year from the commis sion of the offence. Bills as thorough as this have been framed before, but not with the approval and co-operation of the "bosses." This is one ef the curious things about it the bosses turned reformers. The bill is under stood to reflect the views of the President, and it may be considered as an Administra tion measure. A Democratic Tradition. Meridian Mercury. The Livingston Journal says tbe Dem ocratic Congress should dismiss the contest oi Gen. Chalmers and put an end to the practice of looking behind the State returns of elections, but, in our judgment, this is an erroneous view of the question. Agreeably to the federal constitution, each boose of Congress is the sole judge of the qualibca- tinn oml t inn rf i ta mn m Vwatvi inrl iennf hamDered in the exercise of" this rieht. T- n. If Congress cannot look beyond the com mission issued to memoers, tor irauti, or illegal voting, then the constitutional clause becomes a nullity, and the right to contest an election is a mere farce, since every sit ting member has a commission from the Governor of his State. The Democratic party, some forty years ago, made its record on this question, in the contested election ease from New Jersey, by voting against seating the Whig members, who held the "broad seal" of Gov. Pennington, and acted very properly in doing so. Fraud vitiates everything, ana we nope tne democracy will not go back on its tradition policy. Couldn't Beat Him. Tbe majority of Foote for Railroad Com missioner over Gibson ia almost five theas and. The venality of the corporations could not beat him. Hired slanderers and vote buyers, parading the district, coaid not break him down. He had won the con- NEWS AND NOTES. Thomas Wilson, clerk for Walling & Co., ' whoisale druggists, was run over by a train at Indianapolis depot and killed. An Arkadelphia special says the case of Mbs Stok9 the ArkaBssl3 belle en tfia, for tbe murder 0f Miss Malinda Steph- ' m a r;Ta, acquited. . - . , ... The new Pension Office wdl be one of the , . ,IT ,. most splendid building in Washington, v , e ! with a frontage of 400 and depth of 200 , , . , , . ... . feet, the height of th wain cornice being ' . b. , r , 7-5 feet. It will have 166,000 square feet of . ' i gress enacted that tbe cost was not to ex ceed 1400,000. The passenger train which left Macon for Montgomery on the 8th, ran off the track near Eufaula. The entire train was thrown i ... . f .1 . t . one "unarea Jaru8 ironi ine uowu au emoanxmenu r.very person on uw "P1 the ine cre., was more or less in- jufed. Mail agent Wiley Harris, Express Messenger F. M. Foles, and train hand Na than Williams were badly hurt. At Bastrop Levee a couple of colored men were hung by a mob. They had endeav ored to murder Mr. W. B. Curry for his money. Public opinion is in sympathy with the lynchers, and no desire to find them out is manifested. The young man Curry is in a dangerous condition, and if he recovers his faee is disfigured for life. The family of Louis Erandenberg, a well- known citizen, was poisoued at Blooming ton. III., on ths 9th, by eating trichina; in sausages. One of the family died instantly Brandenberg and bis wife cannot recover. The New Orleans and Mississippi Val ley, or Wilson Railway, has recently, to gether with the several chartered roads under which it worked, been consolidated, and the name changed to the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway. The New Orleans and Mississippi Valley Rail road was being constructed under that char ter, and those of the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Memphis, the Vicksburg and Ship Island, the Memphis and Vicksburg, and the Tennessee Southern. At a meeting of the directors of the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad the fol lowing officers were elected : E. M. John son, President; John Scott, Vice-President and General Manager: F. Halen, Treasurer and W. Dunston, Secretary, of Cincinnati John T. Kinter, of Chicago, cut his wife's throat and then his own. He died almost instantly; the woman was dying. No trouble between them is known, and it is conjectur ed that the act was committed during in sanity, caused by business" troubles. Tho State Canvassing Board, of Ohio, in the Wallace-McKinley contest in the Eighteenth Ohio District decided that Mc Kinley, Republican, was elected by eight majority, and issued a certificate of election accordingly. In the Seventh District, Morey, Republican, was declared elected, and in the Fifth District, Hart, Republi can. There were no other contests. How Gen. Phil. Cook Sat Down on the Gushing Hewitt. Washington, Dec. 9. One of the most exciting scenes that has occurred for years iu the House, took place on Friday after noon last. The bill to grant the officers and crew of the United States men-of-war Mon itor, which engaged the Confederate iron clad Merrimac, in Hampton Roads, Va., in May, 1862, $200,000 prize money was up. The scene opened when Mr. Hewitt, of New York, took the floor in support of the bill. Mr. Hewitt is one of the leading Democratic members of the House, and, while he oftep takes the floor, is not known to be particu larly eloquent. He began by reciting the manner in which the rebel Merrimac swept the rivers in the South, and was proceeding toward New York and Bos ton. Before she had reached the vicinity where she encountered the Monitor, Presi dent Lincoln sent him (Hewitt) a telegram that was also sent many other citizens of New York, stating that the "water terror," the rebel Merrimac, was sweeping every thing that appeared before her, and was making her way toward New York; that the city would be stormed and captured unless something was done to prevent her entering the harbor, and that the citizens had better take immediate steps to receive her. Mr. Hewitt, with several of the lead ing citizens of New York, met the mayor in a conference of war, and it was decided to sink vessels and obstruct the passage of Mer rimac into New York harbor. For several days the oitizeus of New York lived in a horrible dread. Their lives were as night mares. The people breathed heavily as they prepared to meet the awful fate that seemed but a short distance ahead. What terrible a;ony these people suffered in that suspense ! Finally wires flashed the news to the gasping populace that the course of the rebel ironslad Merrimac had been cut off ; that she had been intercepted in Hampton Roads by the Federal Monitor and battered down and sunk. Everybody in New York breathed easier instantly and said that it was the Monitor that saved them. Gen. Phil. Cook, a member from Georgia, and one of the most distinguished officers on the side of the Confederacy during the rebellion, arose and fired a hand grennade into Mr. Hewitt, by saying that he stood upon the baak of the river at Hampton Roads and saw the Merrimac go down ; that she sank from the explosion of shells placed in her and fired by her own crew to prevent her falling into tbe bands of the Monitor and other Federal crews that hovered abou. He said, further that it ws not the work of a Federal navy or soldiery that vanished the Merrimac, and that the bill had no merit. This statement, coming from an eye-witness, acted like a wet blanket upon the hot blood that Mr. Hewitt had fired, and ultimately it killed the bill. Mr. Hew itt's rhetoric was only effective for display. Tariff and Workingmen. From the Indianapolis News. According to the census returns of manu factures the net profit to capital invested was 37 per cent. The average wages re ceived by workingmen was $3o3,o0 for the year. Can any one find in this just what benefit the protective tariff was to the work ingman? The benefit is to be found in tbe 37 per cent, profit, set in the scanty $353 50 wages. So Much for Being Caught. Said the father of the bank cashier : " My son caught stealing 1 My boy detected in dis honesty 1 He, the light of my life, on whose education I have spent so much care. He has disgraced his family. We are all ruin ed ! And that my son should have done this! Why, old as I am, Til bet I'd have worked it so they'd never have found me out! Too bad! Too bad!" And over come by emotion, the aged man wept. Bos ton rost. Society Pastime in Kentucky. Exchange. Kentucky is indulging in quilting bees and cat shaking. After the quilling a cat is pat upon the quilt The young folks take hold of the corners and toss the animal till it jumps off upon one of the young ladies, who is then crowned queea of tbe boc Reliable and Worthy. Wesson Herald. The Clarion, will, after January 1st, 1883, be considerably enlarged, and other wise improved. Now if yon wish to keep np with the State news, subscribe for this reliable and worthy paper, and our word for it, you will get year money's worth every year you take it, as we consider it one of the beat papers ia the State. When all the desirable Southwestern lands shall have been gobbled up by the wide-awake buyers of the East and North west, home capitalists will then arouse to the feet that they have allowed a golden op portunity so slip from them and the South- . m . JACKSON. MISSISSIPPI. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1882. imm. ENGLISH BEAUTY AND ACTEES3 Who is now on a professional visit to the united btates, and whose beauty ot person and excellence na an actress, is one of the chief topics of society and theatrical circles at the North, is a native of the island of Jersey, the daughter of a Church of Eng land clergyman, a woman of good antece dents and worthy ot them, whose adoption of the stage as a profession augments the resp.-ct in which it is held by persons jeal ous for its good repute. Mrs. Langtry takes great parts, Rosalind in " As You .Like It, for txatnple, and, judging from newspaper reports which reach us, with the success due to intelligence and hard work, if not genius. She is described as a dignified and graceful woman, whose carriage and man ners indicate truly her familiarity with the best society in England. Her position as an actress, taken at a later period in life than is common, has not abated her digni fied reserve. Mrs. Langtry is known as " the Jersey lily," a compliment to her very remarkable physical attractions, which are the subject of numerous pictures and de scriptions. She adopted the histrionic pro fession as a matter of business, with the inteution of making money. Her father is dependent, and Mrs. Langtry is understood to have studied for the stage with the view toearu the means of promoting his comfort in hi old age. She has a husband who seems to be known to the reading public only as the husband of Mrs. Langtry. PASHION POINTS. Red and green are the favorite colorf . Black matalesse dress goods are much used in mourning. The revival of black gros grain silk for costumes is now placed beyond a doubt. Blue and red cloth pelisses, with shoul der capes, are the favorite wraps lor little people, both boys and girls. Flax gray wool dresses, worn with pale pink trimmings, is the latest fancy introduced by Sarah Bernhardt. Jerseys are gaining iu favor daily in New Orleans. Those of American make are greatly preferred, having more lustre and body. There is no doubt of the duration of the fashion of wearing bodices differing from the skirts, at all times of day and for all classes of toilets. A novelty in silk beaded lace for hats and bonnets is very beautiful. Upon the net the floowers are worked in silk and outlined with iridescent beads. Tucked sleeves fitted very closely to the arms, pre seen upon a number of imported dresses of artistic, aesthetic make. The fabric must b soft and pli able when this style of sleeves is adopt ed. Overskirts cut open here and there and laced together with silk cords are new and effective. With evening cos tumes of silk or satin the bodice is made to match, and the lacing is done under the arms. Cashmere shawls are new cut up into princess cloaks and French redingotes, to be worn over a velvet skirt, either black, brown, green or some other color .which harmonizes with that of the cash mere. Distracting little opera bonnets are imported, made of the delicately tinted surahs aud corded silks pinkish laven der, ciel-blue, silver gray, shrimp pink, peach blossom pink, pale gold, tea rose color and cream white. Stylish military redingotes of dark blue cloth have the standing collar, pockets, cuffs, and double-breasted front trimmed with silver braid in Roman de signs. Down the back of the skirts is set a double row of large silver buttons, in designs of old Roman medallions, The future transposition of bodice and skirt must always be borne iu mind when the purchase is being effected, as, for example, some satin brocade for the jacket bodice that would harmonize with the cashmere would look dowdy over the black satin, etc., etc. Rows of black or colored plush velvet are now tied around the throat instead of lace, bat colored lace is also in favor, especially red and dark blue. Silk handkerchiefs, of pale'terra-cotta, saffron or bright red are still popular and in most cases becoming. A stylish bonnet is of leather-colored velvet, trimmed inside with a wreath of ruby roses ; the outside of tbe rim is fin ished in the same manner with a gar bind of brilliant roses. An eagle is placed on one side of tbe hat and the Ottoman strings match tbe velvet. Very stylish is a jacket of black or dark brown cloth, trimmed across the ront and round the basque with braid work in a handsome and original design. This jacket is tight-fitting, with deep, square basque, slit open on each side. It is silk-lined, and the sleeves, which are trimmed around tbe bottom with braiding, are very long, and just tight enough to give comfortable room for the under sleeves. There is nothing new to sigalize in tbe way of lingerie, hosiery, or gloves. Kid slippers are cut very low, and where the stocking are embroidered the mulct or sandals are plain, and vice versa. With evening dress the color of the stockings must invariably match that of the toi let worn. For house wear, black or fawn colored stockings embroidered with cardinal, or those of solid cardinal, are tbe height of fashion. One of the dressy long mantles is of fancy cloth in a sort of arm u re pattern. Tho wrap nearly reaches the edge of dress shirt and is buttoned all down the front with ornamental buttons. Over the upper part of this cloak falls a cape which reaches a few inches below the waist line. This cape is trimmed round the neck and all round with border of plush. Another specimen is in brown cloth, with collar, cuffs and border of seal skin. not all decai Ha J ttsftaxflBsssflL ' 'HHHHHHHHHHE?'''' IfeSy SfOFPCLLJir. CHRISTMAS ! CKBiSTMiS BELLS. This is t e Jay that Christ was bora ' Hark to the music, sweet and wild, Tbat wakens glad hearts nl forlorn, To greet the blessed child ! O silver bells, that ria so elemr AU ihe wintry morning gray, Rouse np the s'eeping world to hear That Christ was Horn to-day. Ring ti:l the children start from sleep, Sweet with the dream of joy to be, An l clap their little hands an i leap, And shout aloud in glee. Ring till the sorrowful ones of 'artli. Whose lives are spent in toil and tear?. That leave, alas! no place for mirth Ia all the dreary years. Shall b?ar the tender words H; said ' Cjrae unto me all ye th.it mourn ' And gather strength anew to tread The path his feet hare worn. Ring loud, ring sweet, O Christmas be!N, Aud tune each waking sou. to prayer. The while your joyful p;em swells Upon the frosty "air. TUiongh misty dawn and sunshine el s r King till the callous hearts of meu. ctirred with the tho taht or I'hrnt so neir, Grow warm and soft a;. mi. Ring till the tender impulse turns To pitying thought, to geuerons dse.l ; Ring till tha e vger spirit bums To suceor all that need ! And while ye ring, "with heart and yoice, Glory to uod ! let all men say. And erery living soul rejoice That Carist was born to-day. The Day ef Hopo, Joy and Feaca. The Independent calls np the joyful and sacred memory of Christmas time, and warns those who would talk of dis turbing the peace" of the count rv. This is a well-timed admouition : "It i3 the world's festive day, for it is the birthday of its king. It is the day of beau ty, the day of hope, the day of peace, for He cometh, and still cometh, in silence and in blessing, as he came of old in Bsthleheui ; and to the shepherds who watch for the morning light, and to the wise men who look for His star, the vision does not fail. For to us He cometh who wait for Him, and the little ones of whose number He once was; and for Him they and we will wait till that triumphal day when He shall come with ten thousand of His saints. Who dares lift the voice of threatening and war when it is tbe day of the (Jurist s peace ? What Herod will send the sword among the babes of Rama? The Lord has given us rest. He has healed the breaches of our nation, and a nation's cur se and the curse of God will rest on him who would open them. .Let, then, our words be firm as the winter's ice; but let them be gentle, and soft, and still and pure as the Christmas snow." Christmas. The Christian Intelligencer discourses as follows on the Advent season : "The Advent season i9 at its height. While we celebrate the birth of Him who is God's 'unspeakable gift ' and make many hearts glad with Christmas offerings, the greatest lesson of the day is that of 'the grace of Him, who, though He was rich, yet for our sakes became poor that we, through His poverty, might be rich.' The divine charity of tbe season is its sweetest satisfaction. But how can this be fully realized, if we do not make room in our hearts for the receptiou of the best of all gifts ? Vainly we offer each ample ob lation,' unless it issanctihed by the heart s adoratiou.' "In these times of public anxiety and large distress, the hearts of millions are turning with praise and prayer, and with faith, to 'the Christ-child' as the world's last, best hope. . . .Let children learn the deep religious truths of the Incarnation, as they carol the clones of the Advent. Let our homes be filled witb 'the voices of re joicing and salvation.' " The Advent Christinas. "All hail the power of Jeaua's name.'' The Saviour came uninvited. Man great ly needed, but did not desire him. There was no room for him even to be respectably born, He was crowded out of the inn, forced to tbe stable. A very few welcomed him when they knew he was the Lord, but the multitude cried, "Away with him!" aud continued till he bled on the tree. He knew that it would be so, that he would be 'despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief," yet he determined to come, because of a great love for the lost. He became poor that we might be rich ; despised, that we might be saved from shame and woe. Would even a Christian consent to leave a home ef comfort, luxury, beauty and re finement, and go down into the dens of pov- rty and shame, dwell among thieves and runkards to save them ? Nothing but a mighty love, inspired by Christ, would in duce such sacrifice. But that would bo no thing compared to Christ's leaving the glory of heaven for habitation in a mortal body among vile men. O wondrous love that brought our Lord to earth ! The world is learning to appreciate the grace. Slowly, by constant pressure, at great cost of labor and agony, the Lord forces his way to hu man hearts, and wins recognition and love. Christmas is a glorious occasion. We thank the Catholic and Greek churches for its celebration. Protestants erred in neg lecting it. It should be the gladdest day in all the year. Critics assert a mistake in tbe date, that December 25 is not the anniver sary of our Saviour's birth. No matter for that. It is not the day but the event we celebrate. If the event is fairly associated with the day, so that the latter suggests the former, contains it, bears it to our thoughts, that is all we need. The less we think of the date, and the more of the event tbe better. Because a day helps to fix and exalt the event, we sheuld use it, rejoice in it, aaa maKe it as merry as marriage bells uanstmas is tne day of present, of love and gifts. Hands that give bless recipients, and open their own souls to sunshine. Gladness acta and reacts, increases in vol ume and sweetness, and settles in a perpet ual melody in ail the chambers of the soul. Christmas-giving yields joy al! through the year and often all through life. Let us all give, tirve to friends, giv to the poor, give at tbe ahildren, give to parents, give to tne om, give to ail. Shall we forget to give to Jesus? The heart is tbe present be prises. He is eager awiect consecrated souls to sparkle in crowasof glory. He will mould and beau tify aft that are given. Beloved reader, will you present your heart as a Christmas gift? If you have never done it, do it now; it yon are a Christian, renew the gift with more absolute thoroughness. Make the Sa viour glad witb pearls he has purchased with his own blood. It would be glorious if we could have a general flocking of souls to the Lord on Christmas, each one grateful- j ""fc , win, ocic 19 a. Kitfc , take my soul, take me, and give e Thy self." Baptist Union. let The little People Enjoy It Merry Christmas should be dedicated to the happiness of the little people, in com memoration of the Divine chidhood. Let the boys and girls have their few days of perfect enjoyment oat of the year. They have at other times their petty trials, troub les and annoyances, and with increasing years tbe cares of the world will overshadow them, and merry Chriataaaa will lose its en chantment, its legends of ministering will be coms mere fables, the glamour will fade from its pantomimes, and its delights will only be enjoyable when reflected through younger eyes. It did not interfere with the minions death. Cietbsemane and Calvary were in the future, but none tbe less the heavens were broken up when He was born, and the an shepherds, good will. hots descended about the peace and uin le canticle of V Our ChrUtmas Stocking. How's your stockin' trad ? Stocking Oid Kris Kringle. Are you getting up a tree f The Christmas salute a mi-tletoe bow. It i always Christmas in the heart of a true friend. As the children grow older they take less stookin' Santa Claus. Yonkc-rs Gazette. Santa C!au3 isn't a suing claus he is too open hande-1. Christmas ha? its penalti days are short. Whatever you give Chriat yourself away. the riatmai", don't give V with evergreens, Spanish mos mixed makes a pretty decking. Christinas comes but once a year, let all harsh feelings disappear. How naturally "Christmas toys" rhymes with boys, noise and joys. "Presents of mine" is what the chidren may boast of after Christmas. Fried plum pudding is a tasty English dish for the day after Christmas. The man or woman who walks the streets this evening without a package in baud is only half blessed. Mince pies, known as Christmas pies, were a frequent dish at this season as early as the sixteenth csntury. The last census shows that there are 027, 826.512 more Christmas presents in the United States thau there are people to give them to. Burlington Hawkeye; If a beggar stups you on Christmas day, tell him you are cent-uick!e-le3, and he will go away. Phila. Bulletin. Mince pies used to be baked in a cjffin- shaped crust, intended to represent the manger in which the Holy Child was laid. No one need be ashamed to be seen with a bundle at thii season. For that matter, people entirely sensible never are. Christmas "greens" men who give their wives twenty-five dollars with which to buy their husbands two dollars and a half Christ" mas presents. orriston Herald. An antiquarian says that the phrase "A Merry Christmas" is only a corruption Of "A Myrrhy Christmas," alluding to the offerings of invrrh. A new Christmas slipper haa been invent ed. It is to slipper ten-dollar gold piece in the hand of a deserving person on Christ mas. JN. is We aro always at home on that day. Whitehall Times. ine crusty ohl bachelor now hirures up how many nephews aud nieces he has, aud sits down on his poclcotbook withaweary sigh. Eastern Freo Press. Everything is advertised about this time as an "appropriate Christmas gift," but it's all right, (adds the N. Y. Evening Mail,) for those of U3 who get gifts this year will not quibble whether it is appropriate or not. No, bub, we can't remember the name of the father who first invented the art of lead ing his son to expect a pair of skates at Christmas, aud then filled his stocking with five cents worth of pop-corn. Everybody knows when Christmas comes. But some of tlie children won't know it in the right way unless neighbors, more abun dantly blessed than their parents, take a little thought that none of the little ones are overlooked. There is a despairful wail for cheaper Christmas presents something that will stand as an exponent of the heart's fondest throbbing, and yet not call for a chattel mortgage on a fellow's summer clothing to achieve it. Catskill Recorder. It strike U3 that "iu the bright hereafter when the angels sing,,' there-will be a front orchestra chair reserved for the man who shall have devised a "noiseless drum" as a Christmas present for the boys here below. New York Commercial. Now the fond parent ia seen to meander through the bewildering bazaars, and after spending an hour in anticipating certain wants, reals dizzily home with bulging, groaning pockets, and yet smiling. T That was a touching scene in front of a Baltimore toy shop when two little girls had their smaller sister, who is blind, between them, aud were describing in detail the colors, forms, and names of the things there displayed. Here are two sagacious old saws for the season. Take your choice : An old bit of a true rule A Christmas green" aehurcbyarj full. Is the weitlwr at Christmas mil l ? It is joy to maa and wilt and child. "No," he said, conleraptously ; "I don't want no pen-wipers or diaries in mine. If you're goin' to gimme anything, gimme a brespin, or a dirk, or something a man can wear." And yet your wouldn't have thought this seeker after a higher life more than 15 years old. THE ANGELS' SONG. It earns upon the midnisjht clear. That glorious song of old, From angels bending near tho earth To touch they1 harps of gold "Peace on earth, good-will to men From heaven's All-gracious King." The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing. Still through the cloven skies they come, With peaceful wings unfurl'd. And still their heavenly music fljats O'er all the weary world. Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing, And o'er its Babel sounds The blessed angels sing. But with the woe of sin and strife The world has suffered long ; Beneath the angel strain have vl d Two thousand years oi wrong And man, at war with man, hears not The love-song which they bring ; Oh ! hush the noise, ye men of strife, And hear the angels sing ' And ye, beneath life's crushing. toad, Whose forms are bendiDg low, Who toil'd along the climbing waj be With painful steps and alow, . to Look now! for glad and golden h..Ud. Come swiftly on the wing Oh I rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing! For lo ! the days are hastening oo The prophet-bards foretold, When with the ever-aireling yea: Comes 'round the age o'l gold ; When peace shall over ail the ea Its ancient splendors. fling. mnl the whole world send back 0. Which now the angels sing! Edmund H. MABEL'S CHRISTMAS Gf FT. "A merry Christmas, Miss Mabel 1" It was the first time Mabel had heard the words that day. From early dawn she had toiled at ber needle. The bell were chiming eleven and Mabel stood, dripping and shivering, on tbe thres hold of the wretched tenement, one of whose poorest apartments constituted her home. The night wasdark and stormy, and she bad had a long walk, through the driving rain and sleet, from the fashionable quarter in which her rich employer dwelt, to tbe hum bler one that contained ber own miserable abode. "A merry Christmas, Mm Mabel 1 and here's a Christmas gift for you," said a lit tle dumpy old gentleman, touching her arm as she was about to ascend tbe steps, and thrusting a crumpled slip of paper into her hand. What sharp eyes tbe little old gentleman most have had to recognize her in that dim and shadowy light, for it took the second glance of Mabel's, young and keen as they o make out the jolly features of Mr. employed ber to a. who bad once NUMBER 51 "Mabel would have said "Thank you" for the gift, whatever it was; but before she had time to do so, the little old gentle man was ofT. No wonder Mabel started when she had lit her lamp and inspected her present. Such are seldom made outside of story books. It wo a eked to bearer, on one i ne nry oang,jor jive mtnarra aouars . j What a munificent gift to come from one I almost a stranger ! And low opportunely it j came to ! She would be able to pay off the ! arrearage of rent now, that had given her! so much trouble. j Mabel went to sleep with her treasure j under her pillow ; and while he is dream-; ing happy dreams, in which a face she has 1 striven bard to banish of late ia constantlv coming up, let us tell the reader who she is. Mabel Gleason's father .-he had lost her! Jllrtttl.-' in Btt-ln i f. r. . ..... ,,! .. ........ u wi.., .uiauij nna a nriuiiM merchant, whose studv it had been to lavish t. ... ,i i-. - , - i . . . III 1I1M llJllI' llTt'r '1,1(1 11,1 IV Pll I 1 .3 k ' .1 1 ..-,., ku iTEE ' m "E"2 7T .t:it' liuiLl .fpni-tv find trt Ailiim li.-, Mfitli every attainable accomplishment. It is not ! too much to fjv he idolized her ; and true, or her head have been totally had her heart been less less steady, she must spoiled. A financial crisis came, culminating in a crash, among the victims of which was Mabel's father. Crushed, and broken in spirit, his health gave way, and the end of a few mon'iis saw Mabel an orphan and peunilessj for nothing had been saved from the wrece of her fathers fortune. Feeling she could better bear her altered condition among strsngers, she had left her native city, and sought a home and employ ment in the metropolis. The result we have already seen. Mr. Wentworth's check was duly honor ed it would have been good for an hundred fold as much. Mabel, keeping out no more than sufficed for present needs, deposited the balance in a savings bank. She took a tidy room in a respectable street, which she was fortunate enough to secure on moderate terms, and straightway advertised for pupils in French and music. Fortune seemed to smile on Mabel at last She rendered so complete satisfaction to the hrst tew pupils that gave her a trial, that she soon had 33 many as she could take. Her income enabled her to add to, instead of diminishing her deposit iu the bank ; and she was beginning not to be so rigid uow in her banishment, during her walking moments, of that face that always would come up in her dreams. But a shocking blow was in store for poor Mabel. She was on her way from the house of a pupil oue day, when a stranger accosted her : "I am sorry to trouble you, Miss, but it is necessary you should go with me. I am a detective, and have a warrant for your arrest. As 1 am not in uniform, no one need know you are in custody." "Will you not at least inform me of what lam accused Mabel ventured to ask My instructions are to answer no ques tions," said the man doggedly. "You will learn all at the police-office; and it is my opinion the sooner we go there th3 better." seeing no alternative, Mabel acquiesced, and walked in silence at the side of the officer. When confronted with the Judge a shrewd, but withal pleasant looking gentle man, on a nign seat she was not so much intimidated as might have been expected. Siie had had time to collect her thoughts by the way, and there is ever a true courage iu innocence, that makes the weak strong, aud inspires the timid with boldness. "Will you be goodenouzh te tell me, sir, why I have been brought here?" Mabel asked, in a voice so gentle and musical, and with a flush on her face so far from betoken ing guilt that his Honor forgot the prisoner, and remembered only the lady. "You presented a check some time since, Miss Gleason, for five hundred dollars pur porting to be drawn by Mr. Wentworth on the Bank, on which you drew the money." "I did," Mabel answered; "it was a Christmas present from Mr. Wentworth himself. He gave it to me with his own baud," said Mabel, astounded at a charge so unaccountable. "Mr. Wentworth has been sent for, and. will be here presently," the Judge answered. "Ah ! here he conies." As thelittle old gentleman bustled his way to the front, aud his eyes fell on Mabel, he started with astonishment. "You here 1" he exclaimed. What is the meaning of this?" "That i3 the person who presented the check," said the Judge. "Impossible!" cried the little old gentle man. "She has admitted it." Mr. Wentworth was dumbfounded. The whole afiair was involved in mystery. The written part of the check, had he not known the contrary, he would have sworn to be in his own baud. His check-book, too, was missing, though how it could have been abstracted, from tbe safe in his room, of which he kept exclusive possession of the key, was quite past his comprehension. " JTou gave me the check youraalf, sir, said Mabel, "on the steps of my lodgings, late on Christmas night ; you surely cannot have forgotten it." "Late on Christmas night!" why, the old gentleman was sure he hadn't stirred out of hia room after dinner, and that he Bad gone to bed at nine! Whatever conclusion the little old gentle man's mini might have reached in its be wilderment, Mabel's was fast approaching one at the ludicrousue3t of which she would have smiled under less serious circumstan- ce, whi icli was, that Mr. Wentworth had celebrated Christmas a little indiscreetly, and taken a drop too much for his memory, when her reflections were cut short by the appearance of a new face upon the scene a decidedly handsome one, belonging to a young gentleman who had accompanied Mr. Wentworth to the court. It was, morever, the same face that would keep coming up in Mabel's dreams and sometimes when sue was awake, too. "Mabel Gleason!" cried the young man. "What what absorb blunder is this? Who has dared " A deep flush, succeeded by a deathly pallor overspread Mabel's countenance, as she tottered and would have fallen, but for the timely support of her youthful com pan ion. "Uncle !" the latter vehemently exclaim ed, 1 know this lady; and would state my life upon her innocence !" "So would I. boy. though I'm puzaled to my wit's end !" "See here !" he continued, addressing the iudge, "this case must go no further !" "ihe charge can only be withdrawn oy those who made, it," the Judge answered. "And whoarefcley? confound them! "The officers of the tank." "The officers of tht bank be bio wed ! I'm one of them myself! I'll go her hail anyhow, and hx it up with tbe bank afterwards : l tie proposition was eatiiiactorv Imported, French China, Dee Glass Warefof Eve TOYSl'AND FJk &" WE ARE'HEAD-QUABTEBS'foL nov.'22,'82-2m. iiftsi s fell , ilatever expiauauuu i.weu uetwevu the two voune people, they led te Warren s passing a sleepless night. It waa past mid night, and he had not yet retired, Wd his uncle, whom he had believed snug in bed, muffled, hatted, coated and equipped as if for going out, unceremoniously entered his apartment. A strange expression in his eyes arrested the young man's attention. Taking a key from his pocket, he opened a secret drawer of a secretary in one corner of the room, from which he took what seemed to be a blank-book, which be opened, and taking up'a pen began to write. Warren drew nearer. It was a check book his uncle wa writing in. Having finished, tbe old gentleman neatly cut out and folded the part on which he had written, and was about leaving the room when Warren spoke: , " Where are yon going, uncle?" "To make a present to Mabel," replied the other, without turning his head. "J made her one on Christ ma, and intended mak ing her another on New Year', but tomehovi forgot it." Warren grasped hia ancle's arm. The latter gave a bound that almost lost him his balance. "Why, what's the matter?" he ex claimed, rubbing his eyes ; "where ami?" " See, tee, uncle ! " cried the young man amil f ha mmtn ia danlahoad I THE WEEKLY CLARION Wednesday, ftreafetrl 1MI "What's this?" aaid the old i more and more astonished. " M lass. check book, as I lira, and a check, too, iU my hand regularly filled un. sod dated to- I day ' And here why here's a memoran- dum, iu the margin, of that confounded ; check that has caused all tho mischief. It's j all plain now 1 I've been at my old pranks I again. They used to accuse me of etetp- waiciog wnen i was a boy, but I never mors than half believed it." When Mabel called next day to tender back the five hundred dollars which her deposit aud saving, and some tuition bills she had collected, enabled her to do the lenaer was empnaticaliy rejected. Mr. Wentworth said he had but one regret in the matter, and that was to find be was so much better when asleep than whea await. H our young friends would know what came of it all, they have only to put them- selves in Mabel's and Warren's place, and think what they would have done under similar circumstances. 9 Christmas Padding and Christmas Caka. If you want to enlighten your frienda on the subject of Christmas pudding and T . , . Christmas cake, the fo lowing recipes can- ' a r not be beaten. I consider myself a good judge of both, and never tasted any their, equal. Very respectfully, AS EXGISHMAN. CHRI3rHA.S Pl-POIKO. One pound flour, one pound raisins (stoned), one pound suet (chopped very fine), three-quarters pound currants, three quarters pound moist sugar, one quarter pound candied peel, oue nutmeg, five egga, one glass branny ; boil well for six hours in a good large pot, keeping well covered with water all the while ; if boiled in a tin, butter it well and tie a cloth over. CHRISTMAS CAKE. One and three-quarters pound flour, three pounds currants, one pound powdered loaf sugar, one pound butter (beaten to cream), three-quarters pound candied peel, one nut meg, eight eges, one glass brand v, sal-vola-tile the size ot a large filbert and powdered very fine. THE BABY'S STOCKING. Hang up the Baby's stocking. Be sure that you don't forget ; The dear little dimpled darling, She never saw Christmas yet. But I've told her all about it, And she opened her big blue eyes, And I'm su'e she uuderstood me, She looked so funny and wise I Dear! dear I what a tiny stocking; It doesn't take much to hoi 1 Such little pink toes as Baby's Away from the frost and cold; But., then, for the Baby's Christmas It never would do at all. Way, Santa Claus wouldn't be looking For anything half so small 1 I know what we'll do for the Baby ! I've thought of the nicest plan ; We'll borrow a slocking from Grandma, The longest that ever we can, And we'll hang it up in the corner, Just here by the chimney, so, And we'll write a letter to Santa, And fasten on it to the toe I Wriie: This is the Baby's stocking, That hangs by the chimney here; You never have seen her, Santa, For she only came this year ; But she's just the bleneditt Baby ! And now, before you go, Please till the stocking with goodies, From the too clear down to tho toe I A TOUCHING CHRISTMAS STORY Little Willie's Dying Desire A Little Wooden Stable with a Bray Mule in It. A man with his back all humped up and a face expressive of deep sorrow entered a grocery store on Michigan avenue, asked if he could have a private word with the pro prietor, and when taken around behind the cheesebox, said : "I am old aud poor, I have a little boy named Willie. I am afraid he is on his dying bed. The poor darling has been talk ing about what he'll get in Santa Claus's stocking, and oh ! how 1 do long to get ten cents of some one aud buy him an India rubber duck or a little wooden stable with agraymulein it. Are you a father, sir ?" :'Yei," lulkily replied the grocer. "Have you a dying little Willie, who is clinging to life only because he expects Santa Claus to bring him something?" "No," "Then then, oh! Heavens! won't you feel forme! Won't you weep in unison with me? I could not beg for bread I could not beg for lodgings I could not ask for even one cold potato if my dear wife was struggling iu the pangs of death. But, in this case, when the happiness of my dying darling Willie is at slake, I muxt force my self to ask you for ten cents to buy a little stable with a mule in it." "I don't know you," said the grocer, who didn't even shed one tear. " I know you dont't, hut it is my dying Willie who appeals to you ! There he lays, only an old coffee-sack over his emaciated form, his face as white as know, his hands wasted, his voice almost gone, and every little while he whispers, 'Ohl I do hope Santa Claus will bring me a little stable with a mule in it!' Oh! sir, don't this touch your heart ? " The grocer handed him ten cents, and the man wept like a leriaUiag pot as he backed out and started for a toy Bhop. About an hour afterward, the grocer happened down town, and he suddenly came across the father of poor little Willie. The old man waa banging to a hitching-post, and looking both silly and jolly. "Well, did you get that present with my money ? " asked the g rocer. " Whaz-z present? " blankly asked the old man. "Why, I gave you ten cents to get a little stable with a mule in it." " Sho you diz aho you diz-z-z," muttered the old man, as he reached out to shake hands. " Well, whez z I got jown town I found' 'at all 'er lizzie stables had fell jown and killed all 'er lizzie mules, an' sho I " "So you bought whiskey I " exclaimed the grocer. " Yes, sho I did ; but am mi 'er blame? Could I help ail 'er lizzie mules bein' killed 7 " "What will little Willie do?'" "Nozzing. Lasht fing 'fore I lef home zhis mornin' he tole me t' be shure buy big shrink whisky puz in my Christmuz-z stum-acz-z, an' could I disappi'nt chat darlin' boy-z ? Great 'eavens ! could I disobey hia dying request?" The citizen "lifted him" and passed on. Detroit Free Press. LOVE AND CHRISTMAS. O maiden fair! ths Christmas conies, And Chris' uitB snow is flocking, Thou hast my heart, sweet one, or els I'd put it in tby stocking. Close by the chimney it hould hang, And warmer grow, and warmer, Till in the morn its oaptor came, The driing little stormer I Q maiden fair I the Christmas comes, And Christmas snow is flocking. Behold a lover at thy feet, If not at thy dear stock iog 1 WORDS OF WISDOM- Absence makes the heart grow fond er. i. it. Bayley. That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. Hutchinson. Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to prrsume ability. Burke. Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man ; but for one man that can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. Carlyle. A little learning is a dangerouj thing. Drink deep or taste not the Pierian ipring, Thair shallow draughts iutoxteete the braiu, And drinking largely sobers ot , rope. To act the part of a true friend re quires more conscientious feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity in social life. Mrs..EUis. Gratitude is the fairest Woaaom wh ch springs from the sou), and tho hemrt of man knowetb nous mora fragrant. Ballou.