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For the purpose of examining nil pcroue who tnayottur thetuaoWrl aa toachar. tor I he public ctiool of Aliu county, there will b" held, during th yenr lh'J.', utic viluiuutioii. a folio ; Two reirulur xmiiiiusUou., coinim-iulim oii tho Flret Thursday in March unil AnRuit. To prl'IMl kalliiUiitli'I. l olnllif nrlU j Oil tho Lait Friday in April and September, I u u tuii nt in(niir uu Hi U piuil uiurol char acter, rurlitWi.-. are ir.atil.t on tii lulluwingcoii. ditin : iVi titlcMirinif t lit thitJ Ki-.ulu to (Iiomi who attain au iviiikf of TO per c ut on u 1 1 udiea, ami at Ic-a.l -40 per cent on each i certificates of the awi oud urudtf, only to thorn who Httulu ho average ot 63 percent, ou nil aludies, and at leant CO per cent, on eiteh i certificate, of the Brut (trad, to those who attain an verMH of per cent, on all tuiiu, and at least 75 pur cent, ou each. One per cent, is al lowed the candidate tor i-auh full duy' att-nduni'e at any Teurher.' limtitule. held iliirmn the year preoeeding each exHtniuatiou All examinations will he held at the Court House, in the city of Alpena, coiuuieuuiUK at V o'clock, forenoon, of each day. Members of the Board are, JOS BP 11 I'AVANAOH. Alpcno. PKOK. L. Ntilt'J'uN, " JAMES A. CASK, Alpeua. County (Joiuiuisaiouer. By order of the Board. J0 So FIELB & CO Pure DRUGS and Toilet Articles, Perfumeries, Toilet Soaps, Etc. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. 119 Second Street. "A HAND SAW IS A GOOD THING, BUT NOT TO SHAVE WITH." SAPOLIO 13 THE PROPER THING DO YOU WANT TO ADOPT A BABYT Maybe you think this is a new business, acndlnsr out babies ou application ; It has bcou doue before, however, but never have those furnished betn so near tho orlgiual sarurleiiA this one. Everyone will exclaim, " Well I that's the sweetest baby I ever saw !" This little black-and-white nHT:ivin- can irlvo you but a fiuiit idea of thce&iulsiteori.vlnnl, . - :; ;,. I" -'.? ' v " ; -) ! ... ;.v f : , : -5. r i I? t v-: : - . k. I'. V. - t tat.'tiiif i .irii-y4iifc-AVat. I H A UAIjV. ' whleh we propo:o to pend to you, trim'or tation paiil. Th liftlo ilitrliiijr rtt ti-;.t t a pillow, on-1 la In the net of ilmwinn- oil it pink souk, the tLatp of which hus bc ii i u!i -1 ftf and tlunqr ai'lc with a ti'iutuphMit t-io. Theflt'ih tints are porli'Ot, unci tlu- lollo-.r S'ou, no matter where roil stiinil. The'ijul siterproducttonsof tuH tm atift pnlntlr:u of Ida Wautfh (the mof-t cchbrut "! of tni'.ivi palntJMof buby lifeinrn to tevisin to Hi.o who subsTibe to Ur niorest 's I arnliv Mm-a-tini tor ltturi. Thn reprocluet ious cunnot lo tohl from the origlnnl which coFf onl ore the tame gzi ilTt22 liu he). The biibv ia lito size, and absolutely lifelike. We hiivc alo in preparation, to present to imr enlj sonhers rlurhiff other srrent tictuiri ly fucbartiEtasForcy Momn.Itlaud jioinplm y. Louis DoschampH, anrl others of worlii-v, itio r.nown. Take ODly two cxamoli-s of what weUiddurinu the past rear, "AVtiid of liii! ie?," and "A White House OrthM" bvtl o wife of President Harrison, and you will 6oo what our promises niean. 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If you are unacquainted with the Magazine, ncnd 10 cents for a epecimoir copy tAi""-ingfi7.iiu. its fashion raires are tx r- Job Printing, Of Every Description, FROM A VISITING- CARD TO A All of the Very Best Work, AVD AT Bottom Figures! AIM-US, Printing Houso. ' THE POSITIVE 'CURE. T j 1 ELY BROTHERS, M Warren 8U York, rrlce M cta.W.r 7.1 w , j ijiM . J J , J l Big Poster, !".KEAjif m, hum CURE. Cures Consumption, Coughs, Croup, 8or TiiruaU Sold by all Druggists on a Guarantee. For a Lame bide, Baik or Chest Shlloh's Poroua Piaster will give great satitfactioa. tj caotay OHILOH'S VITALIZE!?, Mrs. T. 8. Hawkins, Cbattnnoog!! l'enn.,ayat "MJoi' Vdalitcr' SAVED AfT LIVE? t I ever twed." l or Iyi l,f,laj Uyvt '.Kidney trouble it oxoola. Price v5 eta. H I LOHV catarrh REMEDY. nfifv e uud Cure you. Prlcw 6U eta. Jialt In icvtorforltRHueowHfiiltroatmeiittsfurnJsbed irve. fcullou' lteruedlea are sold by Ui OU ft guarantee to give Btitliif action. i i.xravi hi r.i tart h Trv tula Koinudy. Itwiu 1 FOR HOUSE-CLEANING. THE NEXT MORNING I FEEL BRIGHT AND NEW AND MV COMPLEXION 13 BETTER. My doctor says It ucts gently on the stomnch, liver ond kidricys, v.tx 1 Is n plea-tunt laxative. This drink l uiudf lrom herbs, uiul la prepared to ui li. uuhIIv U8 tea. It Is fill hd All druit'lut s sell It fit Ma Mid HIM a uaokaKe. If JouciiunoU'ct it.HHiid vouraddresafortreesuiuple. .une'a t'aititly Mrdlelno piorea the bowrlaeucb day. In orrt'-rto tm tn tlthy. tblnHnceeKKiry. 'Addrena, 'mcAiou v. vyo;hvakd. LctiOv.. v. !Ta3l DOWNS7 CLIXIW W. H. DOWNS' VEOETABLE EAL3AMI0 Has Etood tho test for Jl fly -nine years nnti has proved tteelf the best remedy known for tho cure of Consumption, Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, and all Lung Diseases in young or old. SOLD EVERYWHERE. Price, 23c, 50c, $1.00 per bottle. UE1T2T, J5E":i; LC23, rropi., Sullngtga.Tt. DOWNS' ELIXIR THUNDER BAT Roller Flouring Flour tho Best Made. Pioneer Planing MILL, Bafh, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, Brackets, Stair Kails, Biding, Celling, and all kinds of rianed Lumber. Mill, Foot Fletcher Street. J. M. JOHNSTON. CAVEAT. TRADE MARKS. DE8IGN PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, eto, ror information and fre Handbook writ to MUNM to., feci Hkoadway, New Yokit. Oldfst tinroiiu for Boourlnu patonta In America. Every patimt taknn out by n 1. hrouRht before the pubiio Ly a notice given free of Charge In tho Scientific tncti(ii Larsoet circulation of any ctntIflo paper In the world, ttplcndlillr lllu.trated. No Inteliipent man rhould be without It. Weekly, iJ,UO yeart l.fi0nl montha. Addrena MCNN A CO I'taLisutus, 3ttl Uroadway, How York City. Unlike Dutch Process No Alkalies uiuer uuemicais Ail... ni I .1 are used in the preparation of W. Baker & Co.'s Breakfast Cocoa, which l absolutely pure and soluble. It baa mor$ than three times tht ttrtnglh of Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot or Sugar, and it far rubre ecodomi- al, totting ttti than on$ cent a tvy. It la dolicloni, nourl.Mng, and kaiilt rJlOETID. Sold by Crocors ovorywhorf-. 17. E3ker & Co., Dorchester, Masc. EDICIHES, AT 4 Scientific American Agency for Oai n ALPENA WEEKLY AUGU8. MISCELLANEOUS. WANTED ALL. TVbat can I to my Udy brinj , To prora to her my matcblaaa lova t Say, ahaU it ba thia diamond ring With faccta elear aa atari abova t 8ay, ahaU it ba thia braoelet fair Of choacn parla in whIU array f Or would aha acorn me ahould 1 daro Buch offerinKa at her feet to lay T My hand ahull taka no briber'a part. To pleaae tha aweeteat atirl on earth ! I'll airarly offer ber my heart, And let ber taka it at it worth. Envoi. Youth, hear theea worda from my deapair t When you in lova your nuid puraue, 'Tla well your heart to offer fair. But hold your Jowela full in view. NOT A NICKEL, OR A DISH. "Up seven pairs of stairs" our little Elsie livetl. They were not the handsome, polished stairs of modern buildings. Isor were you whisked aloft in a silent elevator, that creature of unseen power, which so often calls up our sympa thy for the dazed Chinamen in the streets of San Francisco, who can onlv murmur as thev watch the cable cars skim over the lofty hills: "No pullee, no pushee. Him go alle same." These were rickety, worn out stairs, covered with dust and haunted by squeaking mice; and day by day Elsie and her grand mother had to climb the whole "seven pair." The antiquated building had been a fine one in its day, but its glories were long depart ed, und now the lower part was oc cupied by stores of an indifferent class, and the other stories by miscellaneous assortment of cheap dressmakers and cheaper dentists, doctors and music teachers. The seventh story was where our little Elsie had lived her whole sweet life. The only bright, young crea ture in the house, she glided up and down the stairs talking to the mice, the dirt, and to the lodgers as they came and went. Singing al ways when alone, she seemed to gather the sunshine around her, which, as it lingered among the raft ers, lit up the dusty cobwebs until they glistened like the gold of her lovely hair. The grandmother, a seamstress, was pooly paid, since failing eye sight prevented her from doing work fiuely and delicately enough to bring good prices. Her life had been spent in poverty and the fric tion of passing years had left many a scar on face and character, and yet a natural refinement had kept her from inakiug acquaintances among coarse people. Elsie, however, had one faithful companion Jim. lie was a mes senger in a gigantic bank. His salary was far too small for a man of his tastes, and, in consequence he was in a chronic stats of "broke," which impecunious condition was considerably aggravated by the wily janitor of the bank, who was in the habit of advancing the employes small sums of money for the slight consideration of two for one on pay day. On those frequent occasions when his money was all gone, Jim returned home to his room in the attic. Elsie always watched for him, and, as he would come slowly up the stairs, his great head hang ing, tired of himself, tired of his gay companions, tired of the use less, wasteful life he was leading, at the head of the stairs a baby sun shine would be waiting for him, and little outstretched arms would wind around his neck. "I'm so glad you've come, Jim, darling." And the little golden head would nestlecloserto the overgrown shoul ders, and closer around his neck would cling the little dimpled arms. With all his wild ways the boy oved this wee waif, who had no claim upon him or any one. else in the wide world, except the grand mother stitching wearily away in the other room. His love, however, was not strong enough to make him change these wild ways. And yet there must have been a good and oving soul somewhere within him, or else the little one would not have avished upon him the love of all her baby heart. Christmas was coming soon, and Elsie, like all the rest of the child world, was filled with bright hopes of its coming pleasures. Some kind lady who found her among the rub bish of the old building had taken her to Sunday school. There she had seen the be'autif ul church, heard the beautiful hymns, and been told of the Christ love for little children. How He had once been a little child Himself, knew all their hearts and ways, and when they prayed to Him He would listen and give them what they asked for. Elsie's eyes would open wide when she heard of this wonderful Prince "greater and better than Jim." The teacher told how He died for us, watched over and cared for even the little spar rows that untied among the raves of the city's tall houses. ' Grandma, does you love God?" "H'm," mutter-d the old woman. "Grandma, God loves you. Why dou't you ask him for some of his bootiful things?" - " " Th turnina point In woman'i Ufe bring pecu liar weoknesaoa and ailment. Dr. Moroe's Favorita Prescription brings relict and our. It is powerful, invigo rating, restora tiva tonla and nerrlna. It imparts strength to tho wholo system in general, and to the uterine organs and appendages in particular. " Uun-down,M debilitated and delicate womon need it It s a legitimate medicine purely vegetable, per fectly uarmloaa. It's guaranteed to give satisfaction in every caao, or money re fuudd. Nothing else does as much. You only pay for the good you get Can you ask more I As a regulator and promoter of functional action, at that critical period of change from girlhood to womanhood, "Favorite Pre scription " hi a perf octly safe remedial agent, and can produce only good results. It is equally efficacious and valuable in its effects when taken for those disorders and derange incnta incident to that later and most criti cal period, known aa " The Change of Life." GROCERIES! FRUITS, All Kinds. VEGETABLES, Every Variety, PROVISIONS, Endless Quantities. Everything Best Quality. 11M0U Masonic BlocJc. Choice, Fresh ROLL BUTTER Every Day. Nor) Sucb CONDENSED Makes an evcryday convenience of an old-time luxury. Pure and wholesome. Prepared with scrupulous care. Highest award at all Pure Food Expositions. Each package makes two large pies. Avoid Imitations and Insist on having the NONE SUCH brand. MERRELL & SOULE, Syracuse, N. Y, 1078rl H c"Ql' "Wim I V" your y O r Irr.lni.nt S ni.. Ken I m m dnuirwork. 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We can ehow you the way to ee cure the best value for your money Our stock of Wall Taper is large Call and look at our now patterns. Warnek & Co., the crockery dealers Do you Know That more ills result from an Unhealthy Liver than any other cause-Indigestion, Consti pation, Headache, Biliousness, and Malaria usually attend it Dr. Sanford's Liver Invigoratoi is a vegetable specific for Liver Disorders and their accompany, ing evils. It cures thousands why not be one of them? Taka Dr. Sanford's Liver Invigorator. Your Druggist will supply you. KM It Onrea Coufha, Cold, Bora Throat, Croup, Whoop inf Cough, Bronchitia and AaUima. AMriola.ar.fcr Oanaampuon In lint atrngaa, and a ran nil in advanoed Rtag.a. Um ai ooce. You will aee tha excellent effect after taking th. flr.t doae, Buld brdeakTmrrhwa Variety Store, 344 Dock Street. When you want any Goods in the following lines, you will find it to your interest to get our prices oeioro buying, as we make prices right on all goods we handle. I air dealing to all Crockery. Lamps, Glass ware, Silver Plated Ware, Woodenware. lable and Pocket Cutlery. Hardware, Notions, Tinware, Window Curtains, and a large assort ment of Dry Goods, Hosiery and Stamped Linens. In Stoneware we have Jugs Churns, Crocks and Milk Pans, that we sell at whole sale and retail. LANUW011TJIY & IIISElt Columbus The bust IliHtorjr of the U. 8. lrom tho dinROvery of America to tba present time, 1000 rr$ Columbia Wanted. For Bpeciiil teinn Kpply at once to rALfcSTlNif rUB G. CO., Elkhart, Ind mown Ttrtcommrnilod 'f,T m' fort, bnpport nnd Uno Korui. and coinllnr tlm bt fi'nturtw of CJoroct ondwuiHt. The JACKSON FAVORITE W h 0.0.0. WAIST CflJ lsmnch worn by women tX benr arliforotrngurmflDt O.S 8ndo Fittimo, heiiutl- nuiy macin, v. arranten, w I'.nuiu loanv n.a waist, CoixiBd White. I)rab. lol(l,J;BitUlnck. Oon ulnomorkdUOC. T.OUO diinlera aoll It. Sample) aunt, pot pniut ior f l.uu. Coronet Corset Co., FRED G. WIDDIS, Omnibus, Baggage, Ereiglit and Transfer Line. MOVER OF Pianos, Organs, Safes, and all Kinds of furniture. Telephone No. 12. TAXES. Notica ia hereby (riven that tha unJoriiirncd. Treaatirer of the citv of Alpena, will receive the tax roll for Rtnto and county tnxee for 1892, on the Brat day of December, and will receive aaid State and county taxea at my office during the month of jJecemDer, ia;'-'. J A M to 11. KERR, City Treaaurer. riov, 10, lovi. Illw4. ) ROB ATE OKDER. Btate of Michigan, county of Alpena, ia. At a aeasion of the i'robnte Court, for aaid coun ty, held at the Probate office, in tha city of Alnena. on me vin any oi uecemDer, in me year ono tnou aand eight hundred and ninety-two. I'reaent, lion. Uen. M. Hluaaer, Judge of Probate. In the matter of the estate of Theodore Herbert. aeceaaea. On readinir and filing tha petition, duly verified. of John llctfbort, praying that adroinintration of aaia mate oe granted to Augu.t u. Marweda or aome other auitable feraon. Thereupon it la ordered, that Monday, tha Oth day of January next, at ten 'o'clock In tha forenoon, be aitalned for the hoaring of aaid peti tion, and that tne hoira at law of aaid deceased, and all other persona interested In aaid entite. are re quired to appear at a aeasion of a iid Court, then to De noiucn in tne rrobate omce in the city or Al pena, and show cause. If any there be. why the praver of the petitioner ahould not be granted I And it ia futthor ordered, that aaid petitioner give notice to the persons interested in aaid etato, of the pendency of aaid petition, and tho hearing thereof, by canaino; a copy of thia order to lie pub lished in the Alpena Weekly Argus, a newspaper printed and circulated in aaid county, threo auc oesalvo week, previous to aaid day of hearing. (Atruecopy., ueu, bi . hlv.shek, llMwi Judge of Probate. Dissolution. The rartnerahin heretofore cxlatlng under the name of K. Potter A Bona, ia thia day dlaeolved by mutual consent, K. K. Potter retiring. The biieine. hereafter will be conducted by E. K. Potter 'a Bona, who will collect all account, and pay all liabilities of the late firm. E. E rOTTER 80N8. Alrcna Mich., Dec. 8U, 192. 11U( Taxec Greorv I will be at my office in the township of Oreen. every Friday during the month of Deormber, 192, for the purpose or roemnw txe r.r tn yar iJ. W. U PLXHOM, Township Treasurer. Dec. 8, 1393. KPfforuf mvm u i n m ti i.i: m u w mm 44 Never mind, child; don't bother your head with such thoughts." And the lines about her withered face hardened and she stitched on in silence. She was always kind to the child, and gentle, but she seldom talked, and lately as the days grew shorter and darker, she became more silent than ever. Her eyes were too weak to see by candlelight, and as the winter snows fell the store of money became very low. The sym pathetic child well knew that grand mother was sad, and that many nights she went to bed hungry in order that the little one might have her bread and milk. Even baby eyes could see the pain in grandma's eyes, and her little heart was griev ed. One evening, as Elsie sat on the broad sill of the high window, watching the night come ou and the twinkling stars as they twinkled at her one by one, she thought of the wonderful home in Heaven which the teacher had told about, and how Jesus was looking down on her. She saw the silent moon come out and shine so brightly on the tops of the high houses, and dreamily winked herself asleep. She dreamed the stars were bran-new nickels, and God was pouring them out through the moon to all the poor people. As the shining pieces came down pell mell, showering over everything, she awoke with a start. The grandmother had knock ed down a tin pan in looking for their last piece of candle. Dy the feeble light little Elsie could see the weary look fasten itself deeper upon the tired face. "Grandma, dear, let me pray to night?" and as the old woman busied herself with preparations for bed the child-voice made its first prayer to God. 44Please, good Jesus, send grand ma, for Christmas, three new nick els and me a new set of dishes. Good night, dear grandma." And, as the little hands smoothed down the winkles: 4'See, grandma dear, God can look right down upon us through the window. He will give us what we want, cos I have axed him." Her faith was perfect. Had not tho teacher made her repeat over and over again the verse: 44 Ask and it shall be given you." So every night she prayed again, and all through the day she would re peat as she sang and danced: 44Please, God send grandma three new nickels and me a little set of dishes." This was her idea of riches. The nickels, she knew, took the care from grandma's face, and a set o dishes for herself! Oh, what bliss She tried to keep the secret from her grandmother. She 44 wanted to s'prise her" but she confided all to 44Jim." She spoke with such cer tainty of getting those things that T a 1 Jim supposed someone naa prom ised them to her. So as the little one prattled on gayer than ever, he sympathized with her and together they built plans for the tea parties they would have on the new dishes Christmas was coming nearer, Jim was more away than ever, having found a friend who had some money to spend, and the child was much alone, but singing, and merry al ways. 440h, grandma, Christmas will soon be here and we will be so nappy. Lunstmas eve came. 4lGrandma, we will hang up our stocKiugs to-night, lo-morrow is almost here," and the hands clap ped with delight. She laid long awake that night thinking of God's beautiful city and trying to count His nickels shining in the sky. Christmas morning came and went. Jim and his new friend had been out all night having a glorious time, but now when the day was nearly gone and the money more than gone, they were coming home. Slowly as was his wont, came Jim up the squeaky, rickety stairs, and away up there, standing in the glare of the setting sun, he saw the sheen of the tangled golden hair. But what a woeful, pitiful face peered from within it! And when lie reached her the little arms clutched him convulsively as she sobbed: 4,0h, Jim, darling, nobody loves me but you." Jim carried her quietly to his room, the mend toilowmg. lie placed her on his knee. Gently smoothed the silky hair until the violent sobbing ceased. 44Why, Elsie, what's the matter? Where are all the beautiful dishes?" The dooping eyes raised to his as with a mournful shake of the head she slowly said : 44Not-a-nickel, not-a-dish." "Why, Elsie, how's that?" 44God didn't love me, Jim. He didn't hear me, I 'spose, when I axed so many times maybe he got tired of me." And great tears roll ed down her pale cheeks. Jin got up and walked the floor. I can't stand this, Will. Have you any money? The stranger boy, whose hand- Komo eyes were glistening with a slight moisture he tried in vain to hide, repeated the child's words. Not a nickel. Not a dish." 44Do you think the janitor would put up a few more for a fellow?" 44We could not find hira this af ternoon. Come to me Elsie." The little dejected one dragged herself over to the boy, Will, at tracted by the kindly good nature in his face, his fine clothes and his grandiose manner, she placed her littlo hand in his. 44I like you; you've got so many pretty things I guess God loves you too. I'm so little and so poor He couldn't love me." The grandmother stood in the door. Taking the little slender hand she led Elsie out of the room, saying: 44 All this nonsense is making the child sick." Though tho night and day had been spent by the boys forgetful of God and the teachings of good fath ers and mothers, yet so far the world had left some innocence in their hearts, and they were overcome to see a little child lose faith in God's love, and to find themselves power less to help her. Next morning when the bronze doors of the bank swung open Jim and his friend were the first to enter. Together they went to tho janitor. The old man was obdurate, proof against their promises. Will then told the story of Elsie. As he proceeded in his graphic way the messengers gathered round him, and through out the great bank the words were carried from mouth to mouth: "Not a nickel, not a disk." The pressure proved too strong for the janitor. He advanced the loan. Nor did it end there." Every mes senger, clerk, teller, cashier made contribution to the fund. During the excitement the President the great money-king of the city en tered. He, too, heard the story, and taking from the cash counter three packages, each containing twenty now shining nickels, he placed them in Jim's hands, saying: "There are the three nickels," and taking a bank-note from his pocket : "This is for the little girl's dishes." With light hearts Jim and Will went home that night. They had" selected the prettiest set of dishes the city stores afforded, and the re mainder of the money had been con verted into new nickels from the mint. These treasures were left for safe keeping until night with friends below. As they mounted the stairs Elsie was waiting as usual for Jim. She was more cheerful, but much subdued. "Elsie," said Will, "did you hang up your stocking last night?" "Oh, no; lost night was not the night. It was the night-bebore last," and the little lips quivered. "Yes, but maybe the angel God sent with the things could not find the way up these dark, shaky stairs." "The teacher told me that angels could see in the dark, the same as in the light." "Well," suggested Jim, "perhaps the angel hasn't had time to get around to you. You know this is an awful big city and the angels must be going round yet." The pretty eyes opened wide. She had never thought of that. "Do you really think that Go loves me, and that the angel will come yet? ' "Well, I wouldn't wonder. If I were you, I'd hang up the stockings to-night. You see, we must not be in such a hurry with God." Elsie was now all life again, and her spirits rising, bubbled over in dimples on her cheeks. Her boys must help her hang up tho stock ings. The grandmother objected, but a wink and a few words from tho boys gained her consent. Good nights were said, and when the lit tie nappy brain nnaiiy rested in sleep, the boys on tiptoe brought in their treasures. At the sight of the lovely dishes and great quanti i1 m t ty of shining nickels, more than she had in all her life seen together, and more than she could earn in many months, the grand mother broke down. The tight strings which poverty had so many years been binding around her heart seemed to snap, and she rushed from the room. The boys finished their work in silence, and as they went to their room a few star rays were shining through the sky-light and feebly lighted up one of the distant corners of the dining hall where Jim saw the figure of an old woman kneeling with head upraised to Heaven. The winter sun was iust gilding the spires of the city when Elsie, waking found the grandmoth er bending over her; something she saw in those dear eves she never had seen before. Had God's angel been there and left his glory in grandmother's face? With one bound she reached the stockings. The bright nickels were poured out. They glistened and shone as in her dream. 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