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on i Nowstlealc j3 I II I Jl o CHAS. C. MORSE, Publisher. A Weeklj Journal of local and General News ? Devoted to (be Iuterests of Lamoille County. TrPM C- ftl.50 poryear if paiarnA ranee. 2.00 il B4t is Advance. Voliimo lfJ. Lamoille Newsdealer ADVERTISING RATES. 1 Column, tniymr, 1190, elx months, $60; three 1-i oilman, en year, oo i alx monthi,35tj tbree oaths, :! "no lauiini, .oilu nil. cio jnr, ";iix uivntha, $20; three Blo.itlK. II J. 5t one month, S3. l-j j.ilu nn,ene vear, irM six months. 110-three montus, i uxa laonin, .i lljimcflUwiinn nrst paje, at par line, a yeatj noermre luiu mart . f . -1 t . .Nttiemof Ijiaratlmja.mlSliryir.B6nk r fWiata notioaf . !.r0each. Lijel notion, loeonts per line for one, two three Insertions. 0'iUuiry notioes five cents per line. It MMlllOMIe C IV 1 (1 M , 11 E PAItK LA5iILLE COUNTY. VKIOIONT. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBEH 30, 1874. Nuniler T. . Attorney!. W. II. II. KKXr'IKI.B. Attorney at Law, Holtcltor In Chancery, and viaim Agent. HYDE PARK VT OSm ever Noyes Broa. Bture. I si aster nbfcnotry', 1 LBEKT . MI.KS. . Attorney at La, aa Collections and all business trusted to blm will be promptly attended to. Insurance of all kinds plaovti iti the best Stock and Mutual Companies, jyll Ollloe with ttor. Hendee. . 1. MXUHAJI, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Ewex Junotion, Vt. BKHHIAH A WATKilMAS. Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancer', llvde Park, Vt. "articular attention irlven to theoolloctlonof all claims asainsttho Uovernraont, widow's, invalid 4nd tfl' pensiunB, muiiwm, uwir-hy, w WALDO nRIHIIAll. . . , '.IKp.J fTAHBHK - i ; i ; 1 t i l ' 1 ' ' 1 ' . W.IIEXDKE.' Attorney at Law and Solicitor In Chaaoery, Morrliville, Vt OIBeo ovorfl.P. Hardy's store try, M. 0. HKATIi, Atlornoy at Law and SollaiWr in Chanoery ' 'jhnaon, Vt. Alao war claim A i:nt Physicians. nit ('. 1. JACK M l. HOMlEOPATHiST, Mor'lsvillo, Vt. OiBao at tho residence ot Win. B. Outt Dg. 61 oj, m, l. powr.ns., , ji orf i HdJUK.K'ATliHiAlvaoimsorr, vt. u.fioeat the residence of Mrs. H. SI. Paruialee c. d. t.itoiT, a is PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Wolontt. Vt. R inrin BAitAi.i.. ilyde I'urR, Vt. PHY8I0IAN AND 8URUE0N, Oflce at his Residence on Main atrcot. Will ptutico in Hyde Park and vloinity. I. II. (JtlOTKa, X. V., KuuKUa it physjiuian AB.u MjUuciv OBIce at his rosldunoo, throe duura from the Church. Dentists. !. W. Bl-TK. DENTIST, Tlioflr.4 tiro weeks ofovery montt ,1 shall beat my rooms in ' 'amhridce lloru', Vt,. and there- luahidei-irrneli moBiiiai juiinscn, u. Nitrons Oxide uas given wnen uesiren. y?-. II. U. alll.or.B'i' 1I ifuiuir.u.i uiuvnci, Morrisrllle, Voriuont. . , Wlireoasxund work lll bq furnislied atrean- ill.nrices, asoan keobtalne! ainytwhereMn Hie BUM. And ahftl I horoaftor oep my otlieannan iurinstlie UltST TH DAYS Or bavh Jural i, Butshallbe away noin home more or less oi mo reiiiiiintler of the time, i i,nt. Ai.r.thA Muilernimurovements. and war- tsnt entire satisfaction! n all easoa. or no pav will be reunircu. MOUNT TA60R. r JOBS HAT. On Tabor'a height a glory came. And, shrined in clouds of lambent flaine.' ' The awe-struck, hushed disciples saw "' ! Christ and the prophets of the Uw; Moses, whose enind and awful fane :-. fnai!; IlluaJflr; borj the tfaoe, , And wise Elins, in his eyes The shade of Israel's prophecies, , Stood in that vast mysterious light i ; " ' ; Than Syrian noons more purely bright. One on eaoh hand and high between ' ; Shone forth the godlike Nuzarene. .,: They bowetl their heads in holy fright, , , No niortal eyes could bear the sight, , And when thev looked ngnin, behold! The fiery clouJs had backward rolled, . ' And borise uloft, m givsdeur lonel. . , ' Nothing waleft,-Bafe'JesusonIy.',," i Resplendent type of tilings to be ! i . We read its mystery to-day With clearer eyes than even they, The fisher saints of Galilee. We see the Christ stand out between The ancient law and faith serene, J Spirit and letter both above - Spirit and letter both was Love. Led by tho hand of Jacob's God . i : Thrutigh wastes of ld a path .was trod uyjwnioll (he savage world could move Upward through law and 1'itith to love. And there in Tabor's h irinlessflimo ."! The crowning revelation enme. The old World knelt in homage due, The prophets near in revcrcnue drew,'. Law ceased its niisMun to fulfill An! Love was lord on Tabor's hill. So now, while ci-oetls perplex the mind And wraiigljug!( load the weary wind, When all the air isftllcd with words And texts that Hue liki olnahine sworrisl. . , . AH Is (WrefdieVwo mstirisi ,. . Wheie Tabor's shining glories burn The soul of antique Israel gone And nothing left but Christ nlnne. cribner for January. 31iscellnny. Tjic Maid, of Klllccna. I 'M ' !' i 1 t . WltUAM BLACK. Author of ",n'"' DENTIST Johnson, Vermont. tA..ti. ,.i ;., tim iinu.t.al of nroserva .1: .f iinnnufn I I V t.refttld I irtidelal tooth mirte lu every atyle'known to thej Deputy Sheriffj nd Auctioneers. C. IIAKBY, Deputy Slioriff, Aiictloneorand Livery Keeper, kl . ;lla v..,nl Prompt attention to busi'nessls guaranteed. (7 I) H. C. l.ANf HKlt. DEPUTY 8HER1FP and AUCTIOEER lljdo Park, Vermont. FnitM'ul auontiun will be Daid to all buslaes: )l this nature. I. 1I'IBI.I r ( Deputy ShorllT, Austtertcarr an;yqiooiivp, iivuoraiK, Toouvti., All calls promptly attended to. Hotels. '0HSSO llltl'SK, u. H.SAXnv. Pmnrlotor. Johnson. Vt stupes stop at this house, bti lot attention paid ""n "iiiuui ifuusia. tnitux HHisK, SHAH'S (lom oiowe(LoworVlllago,) Vt., nivivt Tjillir Prnnrl.tor. All whoston &l hl. 1........ am rm nr tpnttinff mteru.nnent. Conveyance to any part olthe :ntry oan he hadat shortnotioe. and "Dan." Ill do hla l,n.t l,- ' - -Iv "u v IJioase in. xuePbv ""oflnAM CHD8., Proprietors, Ilardwlok. Vt. nielfoanehA. hnn ii,n.,.n.,i,iv niij,H. Cnn pysooe to any part of the country at shortnotioe. Miscellaneous. . .. . . r m I FAIRFAX. VT.i-1 ni- j W. W. F08S, Proprietor. Qood Livery Uonneeted. tsl'KI, S.T0NK.- . .1 IWerk WArrantnrl E, O..IU. nalllttt l?.,ihoeLni! ill'1il""u'ltoases,snoh as the different NOBD'S steam Bill l!i!l,!,)lM.; tobuJ' th eat Bent Jelloes thero Is fSuU ipi' K"4!"1". Ladders, Tenoe Ralh . uk iii . rm" " xlnds or 1 urncu SiOhi .'"is "u, wi unmr. riiiviiuiu "solicited and prompt attention given. . . oArroiiu, uauioriugo, vs. I ho Prlnoow of Thulo," '-A Daughter it licth," eto. ( CIIAPTKIH II. (Continued,) Ailusa lurneJ to him with terror io lie Atii where do vo-i ga to now ? You hum faying vou would put me in a boat to tek me buck." , r f s IJ nhbgeit ' liln '?slinuia'uis ' shj had been siicrtkiiisr loo ouicklv for him u i a 'Can not you tek me back ?" tho girl cried, wildly. "There is many a cue tbat will pay you for tho time; or if you will tek me ouly to tho Lcwif, and I will get back to Killeena. My friends they will nil think 1 oin dead now ; and it tvass oojy yoMerdayjtliiillhey i:ame" to tha Wed ding. Ami my husband, A lister, lie wili think that I am dead no,w." But these urge nt protestations were lost on him. He shjok his head. Ho could not uudfislund her when die spoke like that. Listen," h-) said to her. And then that ho had, word by word, prepared while she lay asleep in the cabin, "this boat is the Prix Pour Moi. &"t7 7o Plait ; me, captain. We haf coiiffo, vine, fluur. We go to Ice- landr bring back the ,-ult Gsh, to Bordeaux. Wo go. wp.qtnp pjijli you iai? Vorrte'll. lou reft horej we seo the ship you desire; you go wis licr to Eoglish place good ?" "Vou are going to Iceland?" shosaid. Wass there any Knglish ships thero?'' 11 o shook his head. "No, not many Engleesh one perhaps. But here on the sea many Englccfh ships ve shall look then you go back. But why you are in grand distress?" "I hef'no right to be," she sa'il, sftly, 8. PAGE! Union hand at his lumberyard i a Ii K "Unlock of thoroughly teaioned ri,JIJED I, ROUGH . p a u c e , HEMLOCK, POPLAR, Pl.YK, BASS, i ASH u.tMrI.ia Also x r t .iis'r "N0 KS O.APBOAItDa. r,-r- AND CEDAR POSTS! pASH Paio coR LUMBER I and aJmOH.to WsalI 'Y4u (Am erry kiuu to me kinaer than my own kith and kin, thtt tried to murder me. Aud what bet' I done that any one would try to murder me ?'' And so tbo small vessel sailed away to the north , and the girl sat and watched for the ship tbat'was to lake hr back to ber own country. Thitt day they saw do fewer than five; but all pf these the sailors told her wonld beofW Use to her Wlieu she looked disappointed, the small captuiu would as'i her if she would rather go to America than to Iceland. Bit by bit, as she found out how to make him understand her, she loliMiiin her story ; and the mini's luce grew dark. "He try to kill you!" "I do Dot know," she said, fief wish ed not to believe that ; but I can not help I itland f'sf wass my owo husband's brother. It wass fearful nignt that night. Ana what are they aJU.doinf jfiowjj AU.glifg roudi Ihe 'snol e io6kln for me ; or hof tbcygoDB away to the farms, thinking that I wass drowned, and Alistor only he will bo looking for roe out by the shores of Killeena, where I wass healing hiui cry to me, 'Ahasa ! Aliasa !' " The further north they got the itore rare ly they caught a glimps of any distant res- sel near the horizon, and by-aud-by Aj.ssa resigned hcr-self 'to goiog on with thtm to Iceland. ' Cuplaiu and crew were alike exceedingly kind and 'attentive to her. The cabin into which she had been at first u-herd was reserved for her exclusfte use. Such dlieacies as the iship's stores afford. cd were prepared for her Indeed, she had been accustomed to considerably rougher fufo in the rude' islunds of the Hebrides. And again and agaiu she besought the captain scmelinitS with tears iu her eyes -to express to the men her gratitude to them for their kindness ; and as for him self, she would leu'e it to her liucbnnd Alihter Lewis, to take the proper means of thanking him when 6he got buck to her own home. ' ' But auolhcr bitter disappointment was ID More for hor . After the long and tedious voyage, that seemed to be carrying her beyond tho confines of the known world, they saw laud al lust ; nod when in course of time tbey sailed into . tbo small port of Reykjavik, bho lookod forward with great joy to meeting some of her own couatrymen, wbo would tuko her back to Wick, or Btornoway, or even Greenock. Thero was not a single British vessel of my description in the harbor. She cried silently ; but 'she' hid her tears., for she was ashamed to show apparent ingratitude to those who hud done so much for her. You rest here--sniull timo," said tho captuiu, chccrlully. " We get tho feesh, then we sail. Then you shall find manv J Engleetih ships, much many Engleesh ships, when we go backhundreds Epgleesh ship: that go to Glasgow.", "To Glusgt w."sho repeated. mcohanica! ly. Should she have to go to that distant city of uhieb situ had heard, of which sh hud dreamed m.iny u timo in readin Aitsiers lellors to her I All that she knew of the place wus llio address of the shop in tho Gallowgato to which she bud sent hor letters in reply. "Huf you ironey ?" said hor friend the small captain. ".No. not any," sho said. "You wuut money, oh yes," he said," when you go lo Glasgow, . Greenock, or the oilier harbor for you to go home Here some money. Pay me back in a letter." Ho took out a well-worn leather puive on the outside of which were large initials worked in gold beads. "My vife," he said, with a proud smile "inyvife do that. Yes. Hero Borne money forr yiu." Ho offered her three Nupoleous, which oho took. 'But mtao while she hud quickly undone from round her neck the ehuni fo rrhich was uttached a smtll hud pretty silver watch fhut Nieol Lewis had bought fur her in Storuowiy Both of these wliilu she was too much confused to spcuk. she offered to him What is that ?" he said with afuddeu frowu. . ;It l.ts a present," she said, tim- Wj-'''i'0" hef been very kind to me." i-'Non !"! the French ciiptuiii said, with angry vehetneuco. "Tuko away! No present tbrr me!" , , .' i! ' Ho looked at the young gn l, at her frightened and imploring f'aca ; 'thnu he shrugged his shoulders, and laughed. "lie not atrait ! lie said, motioning back her hand. "It is no matter, lam not. angry. Yotl air 'only a child." : CHAPTER VIII.' ' ' iru"'." "A8 Vffi BODE IN BV OLASQOW : TOWN. In due course of time thermal! French schooner bad taken in lur emtio of suit fish tho period of waiting having sremed innumerable ages to the young . Highland girf., j TheD they set sui! onco more, and tbeie Iras not any one of the seamen kept a better look-out than she did. And they were more foriuuule ou their voyage south ; for before long they foil in with a, homeward-bound steamer, the oaptain of , which willingly took Ailasa on board.' 1 Ho would carry her to ' Glasgow, where she would take steamer for, Stornoway, That was the best be could do for her. :"You hef been a very good friend to me," suid Ailaws to trie captain of the French sohdonoiv while tears were rtiDiiiug down her. face, "uud 1 will not ; know1 at all how to thank you ! ' but it iss my hus band who will write to you. - And if you wass coining any day into Styornoway, or could not believe now 1 that this city in tbat it is a good frieod you hef been to me." : ; Ailasa stood on the deck of - the big steamer as. it weut throbbing on its way. She did not know that she was an object of great curiosity to tho passengers on board, for she was still regarding the small vessel that was left behind, and wav ing her handkerchief to the good ' friends wnom n. was mile iikeiv lo sec again Then she turned lo find herself among a new sot of strangers. - The captain of the steamer was a tall, burly, white-haired Scotchman, who talk ed iu a bluff fashiou tliut rather frighten ed her. but who was very kind lo her all the same. And when ou tho next after uooo they sailud up tbo Olyde and got tiear to Glasgow the girl wus quite be wildered by the din of the dock-yards and tho sight of such great crowds of people he said to her. "Now, niy UsS, it winua do for ye to gimg about tho streets o' a big town ; and I'm tolled that the Siornoway steamer doesna sail the moio's uiornio. but the duy after. Hue ye got auy siller about Sho showed hiiu tho three gold pieces, which ha regarded with much contempt. "Gio them to me," he said, "and I'll get you something mtiir serviceable. Now take heed o' what I'm saying. I'll send ono o' my men to put ye into a cab, and yo'll drive to that shop in tho Gallogate do ycu understand ? ' Then' yo'll tell Mr. Mucilwhatn and God forgie him for having euch a name wha yo are and your belongings, and he'll pnt ye in the way o getting a comfortablo lodging. And I'll lend yo a bug to put the bits o things in thut the leddies have given ye ; but uiiud ye lot me huvo lljc bag back again, for it doesna belong to me. It wus as one in a dream that Ailasa fjutid herself in the great city of which Alistci Lewis hud often written to her. Surely thero was nothing here of all that she imtpagined. When sho stepped on to tho quay ut Broomielay tho noise of tho place terified her, and she could ouly staro in a fnuhtcned fuahion at the enor mous masses of houses and tho wonderful streams of men and women and the strange vehicles in the streets. The sailor who wus in churee of her treuted ber as if she was a child. Ho took her hxnd to lead her to the cub, seeing that sho almost shrank from venturing out iDlo tho street. Then he .gofou the box with the driver, aud they drove away. What hideous roar uud rattle was this thut filled her curs? - The great "aunt lines cf houses seemed to huve no end. She saw crowds of people such as she had scaroely imugiued to exict in the whole world; and ull at ouco, recollecting thut sho wus uluno in this vast multitude. knowiug noiio and known to none,: her courage fell away from her. U seemed to her now that sho was lost and forlorn as sho had bceu that . wild 'night at sea, and that she should never see ''Alistor Lewis, or her mother, br Killeena any more. I tie oudless streets wero blotted out by her tears, i Sho thought no more of Iho size of the plaoa, except that it seemed to her she waa plunging decner and deeper into an inscrutable and terri ble wilderness, from which tbero could be no escape. ... When at length the vehicle stopped and the sailor came down to ask her to alight, she stepped out on the pavement with a look on her face as of a bird thut suddenly finds itself in tho hands of a suarer. . The very skies and the free light of Ileaveu seemed shut out iu the heart of this fearful city. ,, . "Ay, my good lass, this is the shop," said tbo Scotch sailor ; "dinna ye see tbo name pwer the door '" . - 1 She timidly orossed tho pavemer.f, ' "" "Here,! said the man, "take your Lag wi' yo, and mind what Oaptain Maclntyre tolled ye. i And I'll say good-day to ye nd wish ye a quick passage back to Stornoway," r i i, , r,-.. r - v ' ,V! She was so bewildorcd that she could only thank him vuguely ; theu she went into the shop, r, i i. . .'. ' It was it strange pluce. '' There was do coo at t in the front portion of it j ' and behind, in tbo gloom, she could see an other large : apartment filled with largo frames and sheets of glass and gilded dec orations. It seemed hopeless to ' her to ask hor lor news of Alistcr Lewis. She of the two, who was io front. "Weel, I'm sorry to see tbo last o'yo, lad. But tws or threo, years will, make ye forget what ye've come through. . At seeveo, is it. tpat ye rail?" , Yes. indeed." said the younger man. Tha sound of the voice thrilled through her, and sho would have run toward him but that tbo whole place seemed In reel round. She caught at tho counter beside v - her j she vainly strctcb-id out her other hand toward birnjslie could neither speak Dor cry. " ' And then it seemed to her, before sho sank into unconsciousness, that Alistcr Lewis turned a white and haggurd face toward her, and that a wild cry of terror escaped from his lips as he gazed at her, trembling and irresolute. Site could not help stretching out bolh hands to him sho said, ,'Alister, dinna ye know me? and then, as slut fell, sho knew that his amis were arouud her, and he was calling to ber and caressing her and speaking to tnr as to ono who had come buck from tho grave to delight and astonish those she had left behind. "Ailasa ! Mlasa ,"' She heard tho words, fdintly and distinctly, asshe beard them thut nighi off the Skeinnore rocks ; and when ut last he cumo to herself that was all he could murmur into her ear ho held her fast, so that the strango vision should not melt away uud escape from him "Ailasa, my luss, where hef you been ? Where hef you been. Ailasa?" he said "I was uever thinking to too you again in the world. It was tho morn's niomii; I was going away tn America. Ailusa why dinna you speak to me ?" But here Mr. Mucilwham, a quiet, lit tie, gray-fiieed old man, who frowned be cause thut his eyes were wet, cume for ward and iiitcrt oscd in a rough manner. "Alister," said he, "have ye no sense, man? Let tho lass alouc ! Ye'll huve plenty o' timo to as'c her questions after. word, and jist now, why, bring the lase into the back shop, ond we will get her some tea, and Mrs. Macilwhain will come ower and see that sho is put to rights. Como along, my girl. Dinna yo bother you head wi' questions. It is a very gran' thing ye aro safe and sound, and there's plenty o' timo for the oskin' o' questions. Alistcr, my man, jist you run across tha street ond bid . tho gudewifo tnak' haste and step this way. ; Came along, my lass !" song and dance yet in the islands all iu good time. And that day will be a good day that you will go over tho moor to Carn-Slean, for there was bo one ever thinking you would see Caru-Slean again. But you were saying, Ailasa, yoo will rather send them a message by the steam er, aud that is very good, that they will uot bo fiigh'ened, and you will ttay for a week or two to see tho Sue sights of Glas gow," .... "Oh yes," said Ailasa, with a happy light shining in ber blue eyes. "There iss many a thing I will like to see iu Glasgow that they hef not beard of in Diirroeh or Killeena ; and it will be a proud duy the day that I will go back to Killeena .and tell them all tbo Que things that I hef seen. And maybe," said tho girl, shyly, remembering her duty as a school-mus-lar'a wife "Maybe J, will learn a little of tho good English before we go back to Killeena." to YYtf rsuy, or to Borvo, sod, you wass sending' message to Caru-Sleau in 'Kill eena', or to Darroch, tr to the school-house at Muolrbeg, thero is many and maby a ono that, would be glad to go a long way to see you. Yis, and there will be many j and many a one will be a friend to you, if they was never to see you, and 1 will say wbiob she found hersolf was the Glasgow of wlioh she bad heard him speak! ., , But as her eyes got uncustomed to' the twilight she saw there were two dusky figures wming along through the lumber of window-frames and gilded mis-rots, and as they came they spoke. "Tho morn's roorniD ?' laid tb cider That evening Ailasa sat in a littlo par lor in tbo Gallowgato, mado vory comfort oble"by the ministrations of tho glazier's wife, and looking pleased aud conientcd an-ids all tho wonders and novelties of eu-ih a place. An! Alister Lewis, who could not keep his uyes away from his young wifo. who scorned io have come back to him, pule and beaul'ful, from tho very realms of death, showed her a letter which he had just received from Durroeh. It was from his brother Nieol, and thU was one oassago of it ; "God kaaws I hef nothing to blame myself., but how wass I to spcuk to him, Alistcr, when you wass tell me that fearful thing ' ot Storo way.: And the people,' too, they wass not a blind man ; bud from ono duy to tho other he wass seeiiig thut' no ons would go near to hitn. and him a ferra proud man whatevor. - And It wass bad, and ferra bad, for us to have this great shame on our family; and Ilamish and Donald they would not say ono word ; but every one be know that tho people wass think ing more as they would svsy. ' This wass ferra strange,- too, that wouldna gang down to the sea, ' although tho boat Bho wass wantiu' tho pernio, arid he wouldna gang down to the sea, but ho wass keepl in' about 'the farm from the moroin' til! tho night. Well, well,' Alister, thero wass many a one , thinking ho would go away from Durroeh, but thoro wass no one thinking ho would throw himself into the wuter, and it is n bad thiug to hef - a drooned man in the family when : you go to the fishing, and him drooned :. by his own hand, And it is two of. the: family gone away now ; and Mrs. Muodonaldsbe vrill be for leaving Oarn-SIean and Aila.. sa away, too, there will not b much, of a song or a daBoe about Dan'ooh or Kil. looua toy many's the year that is to come."' And so th letter. went on, and ' Ailasa trembled and wept by turns to think pf tha desolation, that had ' fallen over her home. - J..: : ' ' -;'-'' -j "But it was to bo a happier time, Aila. sa, when you go back," Alister' Lewis said, gladly enough, a ho put his ' hand oo tbo girl's shoulder and patted her ; "and it will be a great surprise to all tho people when they seo us together as if you were como baok from another world to them aod there will be many .a good Christmas At Faiiner Howe's. "A Meiry Christinas!" Was it. the uicely-dressed chickon's exclamation, or was it Josie's the well to-do fanner's daughter, wbo brought the gift ? , All tho fall "Pet Chicken" had gone 4 through furmor Howe.s grounds saying, "cut I cut ! I know something uico. cut ! ent ! Somu day, Mrs. Ilowo will put me into that beautiful house, and I shall have uothing to do but eat and grow fat, she's a-going to dress mo, ond then I'm going to dear old Mrs. Guun's, where Minuio and Harry are, ; aud I'm never comitm back again. Cut ,' cut ! cut !" -Every day," said Mrs. Howe lo Mrs. Gunn, one morning last autumn, "Pet goes around saying theso very words." So, when the cheerful rap aud the "Merry. Christmas,", with inilk for a plum pudding ond a chicken all nicely dressed, appeared in Mrs. Gunn's neat kitchen, thut worthy lady k now that Pef's crowning wish was realized. What a beauty !" said Harry to bis grandma. "'Will you cook it io-morrow and shall I have a drum-stick and a wee bit of the breast meat?" ' ' 1 Fie, Harry," said Miunie, who was twenty montlis his senior; "any part of that chicken will bo nice, and besides, grandma will choose her own time and hor owu manner of dividing and appropriating it. Lome, brother, and help to stoue these raisins." , , ; . But Josio has rapped at another, door, and this time it is tho good pastor's. "Is Mrs. Aiuslie in? Mother has sent her this pair of chickens, with her respeota. She wishes you a Merry Christmas," as Mrs. Ainsho appeared, "and Mr, Aiuslie tho same." . ' "" ' Ihank your mother for us both," su'td Mrs. Ainslio. "They are perfect beauties, Give my love to hor aud tell hor we shall think of her whila eating the delicious birds. ' Her poultry is always a'mystcry, It is so nice." Josie stopped next at tho door of two aged people. She did not wait to rnn tor tho old gentleman was deaf aud the old lady quite lame. .',' She stepped into tho room, bearing a inse- -roasted fowl, still warn, which she quietly deposited upon tho table, while James, her oldest brother, followd with a baskets in which wero stowed plum-pudding, biscuit, cooked vcgntables, cranber ry sauoe, apples, and a jug 'of cream. When all had been plaocd opoD tho table and the door closed the aged pair looked at each other with moist eyes. " "The good Lord does moro than he promises'" exclaimed Mr.' Woodbridge. ; "This" nice Christmas, and wo havo not moved apfu. Evsn to old ago will 1 cany you and to hoar hairs.'. Wby,! mother,' Tcao't keep the tears back, no how; I'oan't keep the words back ';" and right there he thanked the Lord that be could onco more celebrate the Saviour's birthday iu a manner befit ting iu somo degtee I so great - ad event. Ho thauked tho Lord of light and ' glory for oomiog to the earth.' Ho proyed for blessings oo the, kind heart which had spread such a feast before him, and then urged the , petitioo, "May she not fail to sit down and eat at the marnago' supper of the Loiub.'Vi iea '-'" ! 1 After a few more' visits, Josie aod her brother roioed up beror'e"""tho old farm, house, every part of which was illumina ted. - Merry and gladso'tno5 stepi Bitted1 to and fro, glad songs pealed out from hap py hearts, for all was mirth and joyfulness : "How youDg grandpa looks. " said lit tle Fred, the eldest of tb.rc graad-chil. dreo. ' r' -!1";:'-""' ; " '"'I doar Sod to this worli. I am lost, my dear boy, id admiration that 'the All Fa ther could give such a ransom, His dar ling, his only Son. None but an Omnip otent could have thought out tuch a re deeming plan." i After supper Josie sut douri by her fa ther aud iDquircd about the Carters. "Aro they so very poor? Lit tie Ber.nio was a'l tatters, und everything in the house looked forlorn. The mother ilhiu as a shadow, and ail the children cold ard untidy, I felt perfectly wret. h ;iT. 1 hand ed Mrs. Carter the bundle of elolhin. and Jamie gave her the thicken ie. Slio did not thank us as the others' tiM, bin sut sullen ond looked away from as. ' I ut ver sa w such a luck of comfort anywhere.'.' . "They aro poor, niy daughter. Mrs. Carter went to sehrol with mir'nicllicr, aud Mr, Carter was one of my schoolmates when a boy. Mr?. Carter vis idle, (Vivo--lous and vain when a g?rl, mid after her' matiiiige preferred lo lounge about ntnot;, dust aod disorder, and so Mr. Curlrr grew dissatisfied wi:h his home. Ho learned to go where he could find better food ond neater romis, until finufy he yielded io the attractions of bar iocms and 'liquor suloous. But-your mother und I both pity them, and would do something to ele vate them if we could. l'oor Ccorn-e ! Poor GcorgoT " ' ' "We found Miss Meckler in," contin ued Josie, " 'Conic in, dears,' sho said. 'And bo your good mother thonght of me! Whut beauties her chickens a! ' Grandpa is very happy,"' said his mam ma. "He is happy because- we havo come, and then be is happy becauso of the great gift, tha wonderful gift of God's es ner cnickens always are i How white ! How plump ! Every piir leather out! Well! well! Christmas is como. I'll bo 'rouud some day and thunk her.'" Thero wen plenty of turkeys, of chicken-pie, of other pies, of puddings, of cake-, nuts, raisins, etc, all through the holidays At farmer Howe's, and all I he m are en joyment that each one had done his utmost to cheer somo other and less favored homo, i - ' And Mr. Howe was not by and means a man of money. That ho was rich I will not deny, but rich only in good works. He is cai-etul to tako all his tithes to tho great storehouse, aud when the pearly gates open to him, bo will dou'jtle.s find riches and honors beforo which the gold and titles of earth vanish ai a -. What Am I Good Fob ? llemember the parable of tho talents ono had ten, another five, another two, 1 aiid another one. So it is among nion to-day. Our talents' may' bo compared with money, with -education, acquired art, natural gills, or with opportunity to do good.. If we use our one,' two. or fivq talents to the best of our ability, we shall bo accepted, and fain the'approvul ef Him tvbo judg es righteously. The' Comforting words, "Well done, thou good aod faithful sei vant,'" will bo set opposite our names fo tho great book, whose' "records' give a coin'- plete histbry of'cauu'iolivld'ual life., Aro we so living to-day tbat'.'we can 'asV"or hope fbr God's blessing on our 'course ? mm . - . , -- i1 1 . - -i i ins is ourngnt, our privilege, our duty.. Wo Diay count our passing moments as uuimportaut, as they may 'appear to bo uneventful.1 But "timo flies'," and we" must fly to keep np, Or' bo left, behind each second, like .tho tick of u. clock, makes its record.4 We do, not reiilizo this until we con.eJinto middle lilb or old ago,, when, if oar life has been friltercd away we are punished in a '"heli"' of regrets, for "lost time, lost opportunity." Phrev, olegicai-Jonrnal, " ' A gentleman who bad tho curjositv ' to speod a dime in answering an advertise-1 ment which promised valuable advico for' that amount, received by'mail the follow-- ? ing answer p- "Frienl, for ten cents'" pos.f' tage pleapo find enclosed uJvico which may bo of great value to you.' As many ' persons uro injured for1 weeks, inohtha tindl years by the cordless uso of a kiitfe, theio fore, my advice s, when "you' uso a knife'' always whittle from' you," ' ' i "f A. 4-i U.,:i New ? Bedford clergymau ' amazed' his congregation Inst Sunday by suddenly ' leaving. his pulpit, trotting down : tho' '' aisis, nd. striding . off .toward home. ' Tho,choi,r sang, and then there was au awkward,, figcty waiting. Soon tho pas. ; tor shot into ehuich again, sopping pres piratioD from his forehead with his hand- kereltiefj. sad. read ; his sermon without xplaoatiu. He had forgotten his tnatt-,v usoript-r-thot was all. .'': ' ' !' "What's the uso in these: days, trying1 '! to bo honest ?" exclaimed It gvumblor.- '!- Oh, you" ought to try it onco aod soe," retorted ono of his companii9ii. Tho good time comiugdiDDer timo-. '