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"Tu Hie night before Christmas, when all
IbronLih the houe,
ynX a creature was stirring, not even a monw ;
The dockings w-m hiuiir by the chimney with
la ho, that t. Slfhnlm tnnn wonld be there;
will 1 .'n "I' In their beds,
"Mte ylslona of angar-pluma danced In their
Ami mamma In hnr kerchief and I In my nil,
Had jut m illed oor brains for a loog winter'i
When out on the lawn there roe such a clutter,
I sprang from my b"d to nee what was the matter;
Away to the window I flew like a rlah,
Tore, open the hntt r and throw up the nth,
The moon on tho hrvat of the new fallen mow,
t' tve the lustre of intd-day to object below.
W hen what to my wondering eyes should appear,
nut a miniature loK'h and eight tiny reindeer.
With a littlo old driver so lively and qntck,
1 knew In a rnnmont it must ba Hi. Nick.
Mora npid than eagles bis courser they carat.
And he whittled and shouted and called them by
name: .
" How Dashurl now Dancer 1 now I'rancer and
On Comet I on Cupid I on Hinder and Blltien I
1 o the top of the porch, to the top of the wall I
Wow dash away, dadi away, dash away all 1"
As dry leave Hint bufore the wild hurriean fly.
hen they meet wlthauobstarle.motinttothosky
J" ni to the housetop the coursers they flew ;
with a sleigh full of loy -and fl Nicholas too.
And then in a twinklln? I heard on the roof.
The p-iwingand prancing of each little hoof.
A I drew In mv head and was tnrnlnp aronnd,
Down the chiiuucy St. Nk'holna caaie with a
Ho was dressed all In fur from his head tohlafoo.
And his clothe were all turui-taed with ashes aud
fcoot ;
A bundle of tovs he had flung on his back.
And he looked like a peddler J ut nncnlng his park.
Ilia ei es how they twlukled I his dimples how
merry t
Ills checks were like roues his nose like a cherry;
Ills droll Itttfe month was drawn np like a bow.
And the b.'ard on bin ctitnwa as white as ttipanow;
I'll stump of a pipti be held tight In his teeth.
And the smoke It encircled Ills head like a wreath.
Tie hail a hro id face and a little ronnd belly
That shook when, be laughed like a bowl fall of
He wr chubby and plump a right Jolly old elf.
And I laughed when 1 saw him In spile of mj self.
A wink of his eye and a twist of hit head
Hoon gave mo to know 1 had nothing to dread,
lie spoke not a word, but went straight to his
And Ailed all the stocking, then turned with a
And laymir hi finger aside of his nose.
And giving a nod. np the chimney be rose;
Then sprang to his sleigh to bis team save a
: will-He,
And awny they all Hew like tho downol a thistle;
It ut I ho'iril him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
" -Mi;kiiv (.'iiiu-tmam to all, and to all a Wood
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Selected Miscellany.
From Our Young Folks for January.
"Now," said Kalio "now that the
frrowu-up people are awny, we children
may hope for a little quiet. All sit along
in a row, an J I will tell you the Story of the
Golden Christmas-Tree, that happened
long time ago. It begins with two old
folks, and thev were poor, and lived in a
house that had lint one door. Now don't
matte faces. I mean one ouUide door. If
any of you talk or giggle, or snap knuckles,
or roll up your eyes, or pull hair, or pinch,
or tickle, I shall stop telling. But chew
ing gum is no mailer.
"And they had a daughter who was a
beauty. Just as white as wax-work, and
had golden hair, and was quite tali, but
not very tall. Her eyes were as blue as a
wax doll's, and her lips as red, and she
was slim and slender, with a sweet little
loo that stepped light as a feather.
" And they had one more child, but he
was a boy, and his name was Valentine ;
but not h pretty boy a homely boy, and
his place was always in the back corner.
For they loved their dauehter best, and
sold all their etrgs and geese feathers to
buy ear-rings Tor her cars, and necklaces
for her neck, and silver rings for her
fingers, and ribbons to tie in her golden
hair. Bat the boy had to wear very old
m intra.
- ' And for the girl it was 1 0 sweet angel !'
'O my lovely one!' 'O pretty darling!'
' witn iiws for her cheeks and for her lily
whito hands Tint lor him it was ' O you
stupid!' 'You naughty one I' 'You never
do right!' And while she leaned against
tho' wall; like a. picture, with her pretty
hands folded, and a fine dress, he scrubbed
the floor, und washed the platters, with his
uoiu clothes, and the tears in his eyes.
' " Wur lm vorv itftpii TB-pnr. hponnan Tit.
body cured lor him, and longed for soma
- one to come and take him by the hand, and
eay somututntr Kina. Ana one evening,
, when he was lying all alone there, he
. U earned that the hut was suddenly filled
with a bright light, and that a beautiful
lady, all in whito, bent over him and said
very .kind words. But the dream passed
away, au i when lie awoke the hut was
dark, aud he all alono in the cold all but
his do., his good old shaggy dog, Fido.
Vakntiue loved Fido, aud used to lay his
head on the dog's neck and tell him all his
troubles ; and Fido would look up so sor
ry fill, and lick his master's face, lust as if
- he knew.
"There w,is nobody else for the boy to
tell his troubles to, unless it was the one
that gave him the dog, Jolly Tom j and he
was ro relation, not the least, but only
skipper of a little sloop. And Valentine
. 'Used to watch for his white sails, coming
over the sea. For Jolly Tom always went
whittling along, and often would call out,
.' Ha, Valeutine !' ' How are you, Valen
tine ?' in a merry way, and once brought
him home quite a largo jews-harp, and
taught him to play a tune. And the name
of the tttuo whs ' Whistling Winds.' And
when Valentine felt very sad, he would go
to his back corner, or away nnder a tree,
and play up a tune, while Fido would sit
by and was: his tail to the music.
"But one night a wicked peddler stole.
the dog awny, which made Valentino feel
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work at all. but only thick of Fido and
mourn for Fido all day loae.
" This made the two old folks angry,
nnd more cross to him than ever belore.
And one nirrht they scolded him, and said,
O, if you "would but keep out of our
citrKI I . A aiair nttlK yn I
" Then tho boy walked a long way off to
the sea-shore, where the sea was moaning;
and there he hv down on the sands, and
listened to the moan of the sea. Darkness
was coming ou, and it was a very gloomy
night. Clouds covered up the stars, and
there was quite a chilly blast blowing.
Oil' tho shore, near by. were vessels
anchor. He could hear the flapping
the satis and the shouts ot tnemen.
" Pretty soou some sailors, hurrying
along, stumbled over him, and one said,
' Fray, what s this thing?
"'O.some land lubber !' cried another,
"Then ho spoke out and said, 'I am
Valentine. Do you belong to one of the
ships ? Shall you soon set sail ? Is the
t'un'nin iinmnn run 1
- ''Then a tall mn stepped forward and
said, 'I au the Captain, what do you
" Valentine asked him if he would like
to hire a boy, for he wished to go to seek
his fortune in a strange land.
" ' Yes,' said the Captain ' I want a good,
stout boy. Cnme with us to the boat.'
" And when, it was seen that he could
handle an oar, they allowed hira to be one
ui me rowers 10 row to tne ship.
And the ship sailed and sailed more
iuau a inousana miles, and anchored
insi uuiuie a great city.
Now as V alentine did not wish to
a sailor boy any more, he said good by
the crew and the captain, and then began
walking up and down the streets to find
work. It was a irraad citr. The hniu.
iogs were Mn tall and stately, with many
columns and towers and porticos. There
were marble statues standing about
very good places, and fountains sparkllnir.
and palm trees waving, and flowers
blooming everywhere. And the people
were dresd in very bright colored
clothes. '
f New "a Valentine walked up and
' down, he came to the Palace. Ana said
he, ' Since all is fine In this grand city,
. may as well try tny luck here as at any
other nlace.'
" So he went through the back gate, and
put his head in at the kitchen door. And
; at the cooks were fir too busy to inlnd
him, for It was a feast day, and there
were over forty lambs to be roast f4,
went through a back passage, anc ftaed
' from room to room very softly, waited
softly beiiauso he was afraid, everything
was so wonderful, and so bright, Kli
irrartd I ; -
, " At iA4t he stubbed his t afint
gold nail whieh ,tuCj Up j the floor,
VOL. XVI.-NO. 35.
i velvet
out bimped a man from behind
curtain, twentv feet long I"
"The man, Ka'iet"
" How silly I Do you want I should stop
" O no." " O no I" " Ni, no, no, no,
" Keep quiet, then, and don't Interrupt.
This man that Jumped ont had three
reatbersln nta cap, and, as v alcnttnedmn t
know his real name, he called him, 'Mr.
Three Feather. lie said, 'Mr. Three
Feathers, will yon please clve me some
work to do f
Now tho man was so Bncrv at belnir
called ' Mr. Three Feathers that he took
Valentine by the collar and began running
nim out ot tne 1'aiace.
" But a man that had four feathers called
out, What are you doing with that boy
What does he want Y
'"Want work to do.' said Mr. Three
Well,' said Mr. Faur Feathers, ' why
turn him away Don't you know that we
are wanting a throne boy f
So valentine was hired to be the
throne boy, and was arrayed In fine ar
ray, as was quite proper lor one who d welt
In a palace. It was his business to take
care of the ornaments which adorned the
throne, and to rub the golden candlesticks,
and dust the ivory steps, and beat up the
Etirple cusDlons. Kvery morning bis
auds had to be dipped in perfumed
"He did everything as well as hecould.
and the King was so pleaded that he
patted his head very often. Every month
he got a large gold pieco and a new pair
of shoes. ' And he said to tho King one
day, ' The shoes I put under my bed, but
where shall I put my gold pieces?
"Then tho King gave him an ivorv
handled spade, and an apple tree, in his
own private garden, where he might dig
a Hole unaernealh to Dury his gold pieces.
Ana here ne wouia sit, when work was
done, ahd play on his jews-harp, the tune
of ' Whistling Winds,' and think of Jolly
Tom, and of the dog that was stolen
away. And he said to himself, that some
day be wonld take all his nvtney home,
and bulla the two old lotas a new house.
For I am still their son,' he said, ' and
must take care of them when they are
past worK.
" And when Valentine had lived in the
Palace a very long time, the King said to
him one day, ' As I find that vou are one
to he trusted, I shall employ you to go on
a long journey, l ou see this letter, it
must be taken to the Great Governor
Joriando. He is But that you will
find out for yourself.'
" ine letter was very square ana large,
and sealed together with a great deal of
red sealing-wax.
"'Put this letter, said tho King, 'in
side your inner vest, and button it tight ;
you see it is marked " Private." Do you
Know tne wayi
"'I can ask, said valentine.
"But after traveling a long time he
came to a sandy desert, where there w.-re
no paths, and no one to point out the wav.
And it happened that he came out on the
wrong side ot the desert There he met
a soldier clad in armor, with tall, waving
plumes ; and he asked this soldier, ' Can
you tell me where Uvea tho Ureat GOV'
ernor Joriando ?'
'"No, I can't tell you,' said the sol
dier: ' but I have heard of him. He is '
"just then a trumpet sounded, and the
soldier hurried away. Then Valentine
walked the country up and down, asking
of all people, 1 Can you tell me where lives
the Great Governor Joriando?' Some
turned away, some stroked their faces and
smtieo, but none could tell.
" As last he grew very weary or wan
dcring about, and one day, as he was pass
Ing through a hay-field, ho threw himself
uuwu io resi, against a nay-coca, out was
no sooner down than up lumped a man
from the other side, and came round to
see who was there. lie was quite a pale
looking man, and seemed to ho atraveler.
' Katie, did Valentine leave his gol
pieces under the apple-tree?"
"JNo. i lorgot to tell about that, no
dug thrm np, ami put them in a leathe
bag, and hung it about his neck. Now.
what was I telling when Dickey asked that
" About tne pale man.
"Oyes. He was a pale, sick-looking
man, with hollow checks aud black hair,
and carried a basket, with the cover tied
" ' Are you very tired ?' he asked.
"'Yes, very.' said Valentine. 'Can
you tell me where lives the Great Gover
nor joriando?
" No. The traveler had never heard
such a governor. But he sat down by tho
side ot Valentine, and there they talked
together in a very friendly way. He was
quite a sad man, with a low and sorrowful
voice. Valentine took out his jews-harp
and played up a tune, but the stranger did
not seem pleased at all, but only turned
his head away.
" And when they had taken qu:to a long
rest, tho traveler said, 'What do you
thing. ? since you Know not where to go,
win you go wun iner
" ' With all my heart, said valentine.
"And the two traveled together
many days, along highways and bywavs,
bv the banks of little brooks, and thromrh
pleasant woods, where birds sang and
leaves rustled in the breezes.
"And one evening thev seated them'
selves, just as the moon was risiug, on
top ot a steep hill. There was a verv
large, high, smooth rock there a white
rock that they leaned against. This rock
was called the ' White Horse.'
"They stood by this rock and looked
down. Below them there lay a large city.
which looked beautiful in the moonlight
It was a very calm, still night. On their
right hand were piled up the dark moun
tains, and on their left hand the wide
was spread out, and many ships were sail
ing there.
" i he traveler stood quiet with his arms
folded, a long time, saying not a word.
" liut at last he turned to Valentine,
said, What do vou think ? I have some
thing to tell Will yon hear it f'
" ' Very gladly, said Valentine.
"Then the traveler pointed to a
outside me city, ana asKea, uo you
those turrets which point up so high
among the green trees?
"'ies,' said Valentine, 'I see the tur
ets.' " ' They belong to a errand old castle.'
said the traveler. ' And iu that castlo
dwell a noble old couple, who have lived
their lives very happily there for more
than ntty years.
"'Aid when the fiftieth year came
round, they said, " Let ui celebrate
Golden Wedding. ' And, since it falls
Christmas, we will have for our grand
children a Golden Christmas-Tree,
whereon the presents shall be of pure
"'And they bought of a countryman
flne green fir-tree, of a lovely shape,
qaite tali, because tha w.Ua wr mi hkh
" Very soon came the joyful Christmas
Eve, and not an old couple in the king
dom were so happy as they I for all
come to the Golden Wedding. Not even
one little grandchild was miaalnv.
" ' Ah, but that was a happy sight !
grandmother was dresaed in a velvet
gown and a feather in her turban, sod
rat race was sailllnr all over ! The errand
father had his arms full of little children,
and sang, and laughed, and wiped
tears from his eyes happy tears. Pretty,
jui gtris, dressed ail in white, danced
room to room, and the gallant youths
the lovely maiden kissed one another
the mistletoe-bough I
"'Are you .listening, Valentine?'
trtrelrv asked,
der the
" ' Yes.' said Valentine, I am listening.
Please tell the foot.
" ' I will,' said the traveler. ' I have re
solved to tell the rest, and I shall tell It
ou muat know that in the mulct of
I the gay time, two of the mothers went
way to a distant room, where the Tree
had been placed, to light It np and ar
range the presents. Aud O, these were a
sz.itng sluht to beholdi thero were
bracelets, coronets, charms, watches, lock-
clasna, rines. vases. bucRles. all made
of gold, aud long golden chains !
Anil alter everything was readv, the
two mothers went tip to tho Grand Ut
quet Hall, to see that for the Golden Wed-
llng Feast nothing was lackinir: and lefr
the Trt e, with all its golden fruit, in care of
servant whom thev rullv trusted, t or
he had been a lone time their servant and
they had been very kind to him, and to
his little girl that died.'
" I he traveler stopped In this pm of his
story, and bowed down hia head, and did
not say more for qnlte a long while. And
when he beean airain his voice soundee
lower and sadder than before.
" ' That servant' said he' that servant
whom they trusted, when he was leftalona
there, thought to hlmselt, " How many
ne clothes all these would buy ! How
many bottles of wine ! How many (food
things to eat and coaoh and horses besides I
If I only bad them for my own, and was
tar away from hero, then I should be
happy !"
And now, what do you think? He
took all thoso golden things !
And when the doors were thrown
open, and the people came in haMe to seo
the Golden Christmas Tree In all its glory,
why, those presents were miles away,
among yonder mountains, nnd the base
roooer was seeking some place to bury
them in l
The wretch ! The mean villain !' Val
cntine cried out. ' If I could but get hold
i nun!
And if vou could.' then the traveler
asked, 'what would you do with him?
"'lhrottle hitnl' cried Valentine
Bind him hand and foot! Tear him
imb from limb! Hand him over to the
officers! For he was trusted, andhede
ceived them ! '
" ' It is a pity,' said the traveler, 1 that
you could not get hold of him!' "
" But Katie,'rsaid little Disk, " we don't
get any Golden Christmas-Tree in our
story, afier all. For the presents wero
stolen away i '
JNow, Dick, said Katie, "please be
quiet. After all ' has n't come yet. Wait
till my story 's done, sir. I was going to
ten that in this part ol his slorv the trav
eler folded his arms, and began walking
oacawarus ano lorwards, and at every
tui n he came a little nearer Valentine.
" At last he came close up, and stooped
over, and whispered, 'I myself am that
wretch, that mean villain !'
' I hen he stepped back, and said. ' Now
do as you promised. Throttle me. Bind
me hand and foot. Tear me limb from
limb. Hand me over to the officers. For
they trusted me, and I deceived them ! '
" But Valentine started back, thinkinsr
about his gold pieces, aud put his hand up
to where they hung. This made tho trav
eler smile.
" ' Don't be afraid,' sMd he. I know
you have something of value thero, bo-
cause you raise your hand to it so often.
Don t you know that is the verv wav to
let your secret be known ? But I don't
want your cold. I'm sick of gold. I want
you to hear the rest of my story, and then
do me a favor.'
" He then told Valentine how ho buried
the golden presents in a low, secret valley,
and then wandered about among the
mountains, and never dared to show his
face. At last came a furious snow-storm,
and in that he almost died. But a good
sucpneru carried mm to his hut
"'And when next I could walk about.
said tho traveler, ' tho flowers of spring
wero blooming. For 1 was sick a verv
long time too sick to notice anything at
ail. let l did see something, or seemed
to sec it something very strango. Now
what do you think? All through that
long sickness I saw, or seemed to sec a
H ind 1 A busy, never-weary Hand, which
wrote, wrote, wrole everywhere 1 The
letters it made were the color of bright
red coals, and when put together they
made the word "Thief!" Wherever I
looked, on the furniture, on tho walls, on
the ceiling, on the floor, on the bedclothes,
there was the Hand, steadily at work
writing, writing, writing, and always fast,
as if not one moment emild be lost It
wrote on my tlesh. And then the letters
burned ! O, you may believe that I suf
fered !
" Now when I trot well, do vou sun
pose I went to that low, secret valley, and
dug up those golden things, and sold
them ? O no, I could not bear to see them
And I stayed there with the shepherd, and
ueipea mm waicn ms nocks bv nmht.
'"And it happened that one day the
Queen passed over the mountains with all
her train. And sho wanted to find a little
bluo flower, but none of them knew where
it grew. Now I had seen some grow
ing iar Deiow, on the lace or
steep rock, and I let myself down
there, and picked a good handful.
She liked mo very much for doing this,
and took mo to her own city; and as I
pleased her well she gave me hrst money,
next rich presents, and next a fine house.
where I made grand parties, and we had
music and dancing, and very cay times.
'"But what do you think? The Hand
came back I Or seemed to come back
And wrote that same word ! Wrote it on
tho green of tho grass, wrote it on the
blue of tho sky and on the darkness oi
the night wrote it on my torehead, and
looked in the looking-glass very often to
see u the word showed there, ifor
thought people could read it. Even in my
dreams it was just the same. For then
the good Baron himself would seem to
stand betore mo, aud hold out a naner,
with that word written on It : or else mv
little girl that died would seem to hold it
out to me, and look so mourntul !
"'And something else came. A whis
pering. A low, whispering voice at my
ear. Only one word, but it was that same
word. I seemed to hear it everywhere.
In the streets I heard it, and turned quick
to see who was whispering. But no one
was there. In the midst of tho music and
dancing, and in the still hours of the
night, I heard it too, and could not sleep.
But still I would not take the things and
carry them back to the Baron. ) shall
feel better soon, I said. But I did not feel
" ' And now what do you think ? Shall
I tell you what is in this basket ? All thoto
golden things are here. One night when
I could not sleep I said to myself, I will
set otr by the early morning light,
and I will go to that low, secret
valley, and I will dig up those
golden presents, and return them to
their owner. And from the verymoment
that I said this to myself I never "saw the
hand nor heard the whispering I
" 'And now the caslle stand before me.
But I cannot, O, I cannot meet the eye of
that old man. Do you know why I have
brought you here, and told you Uiis story?
To ask you to give these into the Baron's
own hands, and say to him that I will re
main until to-morrow night at the "White
Hone," where the officers may find me.'
" Early in the next morning Valentine
arrived at the castle, and begin walking
about the grounds to see what he could
"And the first thing he saw was a little
spriuaTof water babbling up, and he drop
ped hi basket, and sUtoued down to take
a drink.
" And while he lay there flat en the
grass, sucking la the clear cold water,
here came, tfwg the tt!ff looklo steward
the castle, all drosed out In gold lace
and rutHe. He lourhod the basket with
silver pointed cane, and, when ho
found It ws very hesvy. thought ho
would Just peep to see what there was in
" J tut as ho was doing this, Valentine
lifted up his head to catoh a long breath,
and saw somebody meddling with his baa
kct "'Don't meddle with that, sir !' he cried
Indeed I shall mcddlo with thtt, sir ! '
tho stiff at ward s"ld. For ho had found
those golden things, marked with the
names of the family. " And when Valen
tine began to tell where he gt thrm, and
what liu was going to do with them, he
laughed at him, and said, ' Hush up with
yoiir silly story I Do you think anybody
will believe that? Then he searched him,
and, took away his bag of gold pieces, and
the letter marked ' Private,' and then
shut bim np in a cell,
" But when the Baron came home he
said, ' Let me look him in the face ! I can
tell by his face whether he speaks true or
false.' And when he had looked him In
the face, and heard his story, he believed
every word of it and gave back the gol4
pieces and the square letter.
"'Then send to the "White Horse."
and catch the thief!' cried the stiff
" But tho Baron said, No. That man's
thoughts are the worst punishment he can
"And when he saw that the lad was a
smart likely lad, be oUereil to employ him;
but Valentino said he must go to find the
Great Governor Joriando.'
." Then a mercliaut stepped forward,
who had Journeyed lrom a far country,
and said that a long time before he had
passed the Great Governor Joriando with
troop of soldiers, and they wore march
ing In haste to tho King's Palaon. And
also that the King and his armies were
gone to the wars.
'"But keep the letter,' said Iho, Baron.
It may be of use to you.'
" ' Yes, keep tho letter to the Great Jori
ando, by all means I ' said the merchant.
And he went away.
" So Valentine remained with the Baron,
and served him a very long time, and
saved a great deal.oi money.
" And one day as ho was sitting allhlone
tn a candy lane, playiogon Ins jews harp,
he looked through tho trees and saw a cot
tags where a lovely girl ant in the door
way, weeping. And ho went to find out
tho reason. The name of this girl was
Paulino. She was weeping because the
goats had gone astray. For they were
her uncle s goats, and ho would be angry
with her lor their goin;; astray.
" Now Valentino was always ready to
do favors; so he ran quickly to find the
goats, and drove them home. And the
lovely young eirl smiled very sweetly
through her tears.
" And not lone after he walked throtich
tho shady lane again, and found the love
ly girl sitting iu the doorway, weeping for
her only brother, who had Joined a band
of rovers, and cone roviner awav.
uo not ween,' said Valentine. ' lie
will soon come back, and will have many
tine tales to tell. And then lie related to
her many thiugs he had seen in his own
" And it happened that every day after
this he walked in the shady laue, and
every day he saw the lovely girl, and every
day she smiled upon luiu and they talked
pleasantly together.
'imtonedav Valentino staved awav.
and sat down by himself to think. And
he thought this : ' What a pity that I am
ill-looking ! If it wero not so I would ask
I'auiine to bo my wile. I am very sorry.
Yet it must be so, for did not they always
say that of me at home? Yet Paulino
smiles on me, and Pauline is very lovely.
I wonder how it is 1 '
"Tho truth was that Valentino had
grown up quite tall and manly. I lis smile
was very sweet; and he had a pleasant
way which charmed everybody, and
charmed Pauline so much, that, when at
last Valentine asked, ' Will you bo my
wife, and go to dwell with me in my own
native country ?' jilie did not sav 'No
but said only, ' Wait till my brother comet
Home. And then Valentine knew, that,
if tho brother said 'yes,' Pauline would
not say ' no.' And when the brother
camo home, he not only said ' yes,' but
declared that nothing would suit, luiu bet
ter than to go, too ; for that was a part of
the world he had never seen.
" 0 how happy was Valentine then !
"And when Paulino heard about the
two old folks, and of the little hut where
he was once bo sorrowful, she said,
' Listen, now. I havo taken a fancy that
our wedding shall bo nowhere but in that
little hut, where vou were once so sad and
sorrowful. And after the wedding, wo
will build a new house for tho two old
folks and take good care of them ; for arc
you not still their son ? '
" Just as you please,' said Valentine.
And the brother, who was always in
hate, began that very hour to buy the
weouing ciotnes.
" Now in the mean time, while Val
entino was so far away, the beautiful
daughter at homo had grown up.
And the two old ".folks said to one an
other, ' Now surely some prince will come
to marry our beautiful daughter, and will
clothe her in royal robes, and place her
upon a throne, and wo shall sit at her
right hand.'
" But the girl was not kind to the two
old folks, and was too idle to learn any
thing, but thought only of her fine looks
and, besides, she was not sweet-tempered,
out was quics to get angry. Ant to the
poor beggar women, instead of giving
them a kind word or a taste of her bread,
she would say, 'Out of tho way with
you !'
"And one day a prince came along, and
saw this pretty maiden, sitting upon
green bank twin'ng a wreath of (lowers.
And he said, ' What a beautiful maiden!
I will make her my Princess.'.
"But first asked of the neighbors, 'Is
she wi3e ? Is she sweet tempered?'
" ' O no, not at all,' the neighbor said.
" 'Then she'll not do for me,' said the
Prince. 'For if sho cannot govern her
temper she cannot govern people ; and
set a dunce upon the throne world
folly. I'll pass on.'
" The next year a great lord passed by,
and saw this pretty maiden, drcbsed in her
nnery, ad ready lor the mil. Aud
said, ' What a beautiful muideu! I will
make her my Lady.'
liut nrst asked ot her neighbors,
she good to her mother?'
" ' O no, not at all,' tho neighbors said.
" ' Then she will not do for uie,' sai 1 the
Lord. A till who is not good to her
mother will be good to nobody. I '11 pass
" The next year there uame a barou
riding by: and he saw this pretty maiden
sitting under a tree, stringing bead, tor
necklace. And bs said, ' O, what a beau
tiful maiden ! I will make her my Baron
ess.' " But first jdked ( the ntigobors,
she kind to the poor ?
" ' O no, not at all,' the neighbors Baid.
" ' Then she will not do for me,' said
Baron. 'Oamy estates are many poor.
I '11 pass on.'
"And the next year there cime along
merry yonng farmer, with a round roiy
face and wavy locks. And be saw this
rye ty maiden looking at herself in a clear,
still fountain, and braiding her unlden
hair. Then he watched her through
branches ol s green tree, and ho (aid. '
what a beautliul maid! i wiU luaUo
my wife.
"But first Le asked of tho ueighb.irs,
Ji) D9 industrious r
" ' No, not at all,' tho nelghb m stld.
"'Then she'll never do for a firmer'
wife,' he said ; and Hughed his merry
latieh, and shook his wavy links, and
passed on.
" Thus tears slipped awav, and the
beautiful daughter was left to twine her
flower!1, and dress, and string her beads,
and braid her golden hair by herself, since
none cared to marry her. But the older
she grew the more disagreeable she be
came, and catii'd the two oil tolas to
weep very bitter tears Ami tills made
them remember their long-lost son, who
was ao pat'ent and so kind.
And one day Jolly rom came to ppc ti
they had tiny geeao feathers to send
away ; lor he was going to a distant coun
try with a company rf merchants, to sell
ool. Jolly lorn was a wool dealer now,
and lived upon the lull near by, In a line
nonse or his own.
" And when he came to ak about the
geese feathers, there he found the tw o old
folks, sitting in the dim twilight, weeping.
"'What Is the matter?' asked jolly
Tom. ' And why do you weep?'
'"It is tho conduct of our daughter
which makes us weep,' they said i ' and
we are also mourning for our son, our
long lost son 1'
"'Whom we drove away,' said the
" ' O, he would not treat us so I' said the
mother. ' If ho would only como hack
again! He was good to us always. Say,
father, did he give us ever one unkind
word ?'
" ' No, dame, no, never. And don't yon
remember how ready he was to help!'
" ' Ah yes ! and so tender hearted, and so
patient !' said tho dame.
"'But we were not kind to him,' said
the father.
" ' Wo broke his heart !' said tho mother.
' Don't you remember how sorrowful he
looked at us, with tho tears in his eyes?
O, if he would only como baek, how I
would throw my old arms around him I'
" ' I would fall upon his neck, and weep
tears of joy !' said the father. 'But O
where is he now ? Perhaps not alive.'
"'Perhaps drowned In tho deep sea,'
said the mother, ' or buried in some dis
tant land, where strangers walk over his
grave, but nono cast any flowers there, u
how could we drive our child away ?'
'"Cheer up. Cheer tip!' cried Jolly
Tom ; ' 1 will inquire of all I meet at tho
Great Fair, where will come merchants
from all countries. Who knows but wo
msy get news of him?'
" Now when Jolly Tom returned from
th Fair, the two old folks went to ask
what news. Alas, there were no tidings
ot alentine !
"But, my good friends,' said Jollv
Tom, ' I "11 tell you what I Ml Uo. I '11
marry your daughter.'
" ' What, marry our daughter !' cried
tho two old folks. ' Don't ; she is vain, and
idle, and bad-tempered I
'"O, I'll manage all that!' cried Jolly
" So they were married. For the pretty
dauehter wished much to bo mistress of
a house.
And whenever Mm. Jolly Tom got
angry or cross, Mr. Jolly Tom would set
up a hearty laugh, as loud as he could
and double himself up, and caper, and roll
upon the floor, laughing so loud that she
Was obliged to laugh herself.
"Aud if Mrs. Jolly Tom sat idle, with
folded hands, when there was plenty to
do, Mr. Jolly Tom would say, 'O what a
fine wax figure! Pray cover it lrom tho
dusti And then he would throw a bit of
gauze over j her face, or dust her with a
leather-duster, as the showmen do; and
then tet up his laugh, till his wife was
glad to go to work.
"And every timo that Mrs. Jolly Tom
decked herself out iu gay gauds,
and stood long before tho looking-glass,
Mr. Jolly Tom presented her with a pea
cock, so that in a short timo the barns
and yards were so filled with them that
one could scarcely stir for peacocks. But,
every day that she behaved well all day,
Mr. Jolly Torn allowed one peacock to be
killed. And she soon grew bo good that
very lew wero let'. But ho saved tho
feathers, and hungvem over the looking
glass, to make her beware of vanity. And
that was tho way peacock-feathers began
to be hung oyer looking-glasses.
" Thus it came to pass that this couple
lived quite happily.
" And one cold day thero came a stran
ger to the door, and said to Jolly Tom,
' Hr, I wish to tell you a secret'
"And Jolly Tom said, 'Sir, pray be in
hasto with your secret j for Christmas is
near, and wo are busy iu prcptring a
Christmas-Tree for our two little boys.'
" Then the stranger took him away Into
a lonely field, and said, 'Don't you know
me? "Jolly Tom, don't you know
me?' Then be took out his jews-harp,
and plavcd up the tune of ' Whistling
'"Bless mc! bless mc !' cried Jolly
Tom. ' You must be our Valentine !'
Then he hugged hira, and lumped about,
and tumbled down, and picked himself
up, laughing away all the time; and at
last says he, 'Well, now, tell mo your se
cret.' " Then Valentino told him that he
wished to do something for the two old
folks to surprise them, and begged Jolly
Tom to help, and to keep it private. And
very soon you shall know what it was
" On the twenty-fourth day of, Dueem
ber, Jolly Tom sent a stout man with a
sle I, and plenty of blankets, to Invite the
two old folks to his house. And the stout
man wrapped them up well and seated
them on the sled, and told them to hold
fast by the slakes. And for tho band that
held the stake was a fur mitten, In this
way they were carried to their daughter's
house. She knew all about it,Jind the lit
tle boys know, too.
"Just alter dark Jolly Tom came in, and
ra'sed tho window-curtain, and cried:
'Father! mother! look! look out
There's a bright light in your hut! It looks
all ablaze !' Then he stood behind tho
door to laugh. liut he iiad to sluff his
mitten in his mou'h.
"Then everybody ran, and tho stout
man bundled up the two old folks in the
blankets : but ihU lime no one thought of
tho fur uillens.
"And when they camo near the hutthe
old man cried out, 1 Do you see what a
bluze ! All will bo lost I '
' ' Ard five silver dollars in the cup
board ! ' cried the old dame.
liu. Jolly To n. who stood by, nearly
swallowed his pocket-handkerchief to
keep himself from laughing.
" Then the s'.out man b ir.t open t'lo
door, and O whalasight! O what a sight!
A b'uzo indeed ! Ai.J by the lie Lt of it
what do you think they saw ? But first
must tell you where lhe light cime from,
in the middle ot the room stood a Chri&t-mas-trce,
of an elegant sliupi-, blazing
with caiidhs, brilliant with gold, and
dazzling to behold! For from every liitlo
twig hubg a bright gold piece! AU for
the two old folks. A. real golden Christmas-tree
"At one end of tho room stood a tall,
manly youth, with a smiling face, and
bran uev wedding suit. Ha held by the
baud a lovely pirl, dreased in pure while,
with a long flowing ve 1. Near by stood
the Priest, who wai to marry them, iu his
long black robes. Pauline's brother was
on the other side, dressed in a gay tunic,
with buckler on bis knee, and a red las
selled cap.
"The two old lolks ilioi ia the door
way, aud could not tpeak a word.
"liut tho tall youth citne forward,
leading the lovely bride. And they both
knelt dowu before these two old folks,
and began kissing their handg.
"' alier, mother, give US your bless
ing! ' cried the yonih. 'For I am your
son, and this diar girl will be your loving
.laughter I
And when they clasped him In their
arms, nnd ho felt their warm tears and
their kiaaea, and heard thrm sob out
Blo'svou! bless you I our son and our
daughter !' then Valentine bowed down
his head, and wept tears of joy !
And Pauline, when she saw him
weeping, bent down, and took his hand,
and said loving words to him.
1 hen he remembered how one night
when ho was a boy, lying there all alone,
no dreamed that a brtflit light tilled the
hut, and that a beautiful lady, all in whito,
bent over him, and spoke kindly, and
then vanished away, and left him cold and
" And when he remembered this dream
he caught Pauline by the hand, and cried
out ' O, don't vanish away ! don't vanish
away I'
" Then i'auiine laughed, and said, ' Mv
dear, I wouldn't vanish away for all the
"Then Jolly Tom clapped his hands.
and laughed, Mid capered about, and Mrs.
Jolly Tom did the same, and the littlo
Jolly linns, and threw up their caps.
Ana then i'auiine s brother began, and
then the happy couple, and at last the two
old tolas, and last ot all the Priest also ;
and such a laughing and a clapping and a
capering never was Known netoro.
" liut at laat alentine said," Sir Priest,
will you please to marry us?'
" Then all became quiet, and stood In a
circle around the couple; and ouo little
bov peeped out from behind his mother.
and the oilier littlo boy held his father's
coatskirta, while the Priest married Pau
lino and V alontitie. And I can tell you
that every one kissed the bride!
"And alter the wedding supper was
eaten, when Jolly Tom began to dance and
caper about becauso ho could not keep
still, then Valentine sat down in his old
back corner and played up the tune of
Whistling Winds.' while Jollv Tom
danced a jig with tho brido.
"And alter that ho went and sat near
tho two old folks, and told his wholo story,
while all tho people listened. And to
prove It he took out the Bquaro letter
marked ' Private,' upon which was writ
ten, ' To the Great Governor Joriando.'
"And years and years after ho used to
repeat this story to his children, and at the
end they would say, 'Now take out the
square letter, father.'
" Then ho wouhl take out the letter,
quite soiled and yellow, and turn it over,
aud sigh, aud say, 'One tiling troubles me
that I never saw tho ' Great Governor
Joriando !'
" But when asked to opeu tho letter, to
see what was inside, ho would say, ' Don't
you see it is marked Private V'"
The Army Reunion.
lire -
le by Lieutenant General Sherman, at
the Grand Army Kcunlon. December 15
and 1(1:
Fellow Soldibks : It is made my
pleasant duty to address you this eveuing
words of welcomo to the feast that is to
be spread before you. From tho city and
the country, from tho town and lhe vil
lage, you havo come together, the repre
sentatives of four of those grand volun
teer armies, which responded at their
country's cull In her hour of danger,
fought her battles sometimes, side by
side; sometimes, far apart ; yet always in
unison, and then, at her bidding, returned
to our homes as farmers and mechanics,
as artisans and citi.eus.
After a short rest you have again as
sembled to stand, as it were, on a
high pinnacle and look back across that
wide valley wherein you struggled so long,
to point out to each oilier tho spots of
greatest interest and to live over again
thoHo hours and days and months of deep
est anxiety and of joy.
I know that you havo laid aside f trever
all feelings of animosity and anger, then
so natural and proper, and that you have
dropped into oblivion all the littlo jeal
ousies and rivalries of the hour, and that
to night you stand here with hand ex
tended in fraternal frictidbliip to every sol
dier in tho land, whether he served in
your regiment or in your division, wheth
er in your army or any other, whether
upon tho land or tho sea, provided only
ho tought tor tho union ol our lathers ami
tho Hag of our wholo country. No mere
feeling of Bclf glorification animates you,
but a lust pride in your own actions aud
a deep and intense love for tho comrade
who stood hy your side in the uay ol
battle aud shouted with you in the hour
of victory.
Happily, my friends, you did not belong
to that class of our peoplo in whoso very
youth were planted the pernicious doc
trines that the highest allegiance was due
to tho place of birth or of residence, and
that a citizen should love a part of his
country better than the whole. You were
reared in a better tehool, and taught to
revere the constitution of your whole
country, end to believe that under its wise
and genial intluenco man would here at
tain the largest measuro of security and
happlnees consistent with the general
safety. We believed that by the law of
msji ritles and a lritpient resort to the
ballot-box, we had discovered a panacea
for the ills that had from earliest history
sfliicted the human family, and that we
should escape the conflicts and ravages
which war had caused in all preceding
ages. IJut we were doomed to realize that
we were no exception te the general rule,
that minorities would not always submit
to so peaceful a decree, and that we, too,
must 11 1: lit to maintain tho privileges of
our birthright.
You may search history in vain for
more flagrant violation of faith, a more
causeless breach of a national compact,
than those which resulted in our civil war.
Never belore was an unwilling people so
ruthless! v, so heedlessly dragged into
long and bloody coullict; and never be
fore was a government so utterly unpre
pared for it. AU attempts to avoid its
outbreak where charged to cowardice, and
the whole civilized world was made to be
lieve that that bright particular star which
had for a time shone so clear in the west
ern firmament had sunk forever, and to
believe that the fair fabric which had been
dedicated to liberty had vanished as
dream, betore the first storm of passion
that had at sailed it.
Hero at home treason was unseated.
The laws were derided and scorned; the
public properly was seized and appro
priated as though it were a waif upou the
ocem. O'-.od men everywhere begged
and implored for a little forbearance, offer
ing the blank sheet whereon to write their
own terms ot compromise, and were an
swered back with insult; the orator
wasted his eloquence in vain ; the states
man exhausted his last peaceful remedy
aud then, and not until then, did war, the
last arbiter of kings and of peoples, auumo
absolute dominion over this great land
The volunteer soldier stepped upon the
arena, and offered his life. and bis tcrvlccs
to defend and maintain the Government
against all its emmies and oppressors
whomsoever, lie swors the oath that re
bellion and anarchy should not rule this
land of ours, but that liberty, Justice and
law should be restored to their rightful
throne. He has kept his oath, aud we
now behold again our good bhlp of Blate,
full-ringed, once more ou tier, destined
course to that future which isludden from
all mortal eyes ; aud the flag is still there,
u u than god, not a star obliterated, nor
stripe dimmed that same old flag that
have followed so oi'teu ia the glare of
soorchieg sun, by the moon's pale beams,
and tho lurid light of the blazing pine
Shall I not, then, claim for you who
represent this ideal volunteer, the higher
honor, yea, the highest honor that is con
ceded to mortsl on earth?
You can easily recall how long the war
seemed to us in Its progress, but how
short, even now, linking hark upon It af
ter a period cf little more than three
years ! How inconceivably short, then
will It appear to those who, a hundred
years heiuv, will gropo through the psges
of history to learn of lhe events and
causes that led live millions of people to
rebel when no single art of oppression
or lrannv was even alleged I We owe It
to them, while still in the vigor of life and
health, to record tho parts wo plaved lit
this grand drama of life, with the motives
and feeling that actuated us through its
various stases.
Many a time and olt you have lain upon
the bare ground, with no canopy above
but that or lieaven with lis host or gilt
toring stars; and I know you have
dreamed of a time to come like this, when
seated in peico and security, surrounded
by admiring friends, vou would be
crowned by a tiara of light such as now
hangs over your heads. Accept this, then,
as the fruition of your dream, and enjoy
me noiir.
Four of your comrades one from each
of the armli s specially represented here
will address you, and toll you of tbo deda
you have done. Give them a willing and
attentive ear, aud when you go back
to your homos, tell them all that
these armies, tin nidi dispersed iu the flesh
yet live in lhe spirit as strong Bnd enthu
siastic as they wero four years ago, when
in the very deal h-grapplo with tho enemies
of our country and of civilization.
And now, iu the name of the committee
that has made theso preparations, I extend
to you all a cordial greeting to tho vet
eran of l.stil.to the recruit of 1SU5; yea,
to the convert of tho vcy last hour of
graeo. In the name of tho peoplo of Chi
cago, who have provided the means, I bid
you welcome, and asuro you that a seat
awaits vou at every tlresido.
And hi tho namo of every patriot of the
laud I give you welcomo, and tell you that
tho lightning's Hash is not swift enough to
satisfy their yearning hearts to know what
Is done here this night.
The presence of the men about mo, their
high tdlleo, and tho duties they have left
to lie with you here, all attest the Interest
and grandeur of the occasion, and in their
names, too, comrades all, I bid you thrice
welcomo. Tremendous applause.
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fft1'1 to u,lvc bccn is9,u'd bY railroads with
ln 'lvo 'cr9-
1 itn bridal robe at a recent ParU wed
ding cost $IJ,000.
A rkridknt of Macon, Ga., made
$ 5,000 In two years by marketjgardening.
Ov-Eit 1200,0(10,000 " watered stock"
A DisiiKOAiinEi) statute of Vlririnia Im
poses a tine of eighty-throe ocnts for each
oath tittered.
Thkuk aro thirty college papers pub
lished In tho United States, and the num
ber is increasing.
It is S lid that 80,1 10 socds of weeds, by
actual count, have been found In a pint
clover seed.
A iiKi.i. welshing 3,000 pounds has boon
swung in tho steeple of tho Newark (N.
.1.) Presbyterian Church.
A Nrw Yokkich stepped on a dog's tail,
was bitten by tho animal, and had the
owner tinoil $10 lor tho bite.
Marrif.ii Methodist Ministers in the
Cincinnati Conference average JOS.'i a year,
and tho bachelors $515.
TitK sales of wool in Chicago during the
months of t Mobprand November amount
ed to l,8tr,71l pounds.
Monhv and securities valued at from
if 1VK0,0.'0 to $10,0110,000 pass daily
through the New York city postorllco.
Tub population of Bavaria, at the census
taken December It, 1H07, which is just pub
lished, was 4,HJ4,42r.
A itKcoiii) in an old family Ttiblo rends
thus: "October 20, 1727. Tho greatest
carthiiutiku New England ever knew."
A Nkw Orlkakh Judge adjourns
court precisely at 1 o'clock, no matter how
important the unfinished business, that
may go to dinner.
Within tho past three years a sprightly
widow of 7H, residing in Hush, N. Y., has
woven 3,000 yards of carpet, besides doing
all her housework.
lloiu:itr lb ii., tho printing press inven
tor, began life as a Leicestershire (Krg
land) mechanic, and came to New Yoik
in 1815.
In Hpain there aro 81 Dukes, 740 Mar
quises, So7 Counts-, 71 Viscounts, and
Karons, besiilo lii native Spaniards who
bear foreign titles.
A C'licviclavii sharper, tho other day,
gave a German emigrant a 100 counter
feit, bill for his meerschaum pipe, receiving
in exchange ho grind money.
inn citizens ol Morrlttown, N. J ,
complaining of their dog taxes, which
amount to from two or three dollars
head. A co operative sausage mill is
HnuTit Carolina wages to blacks are
$100 a year and " found," to farm work
ers j women, from $5 to $7 a month
" found." Mechanics get more, masons
averaging $3 per day.
An Knglish court has separated a boy
15 from his wife, and sent him into
country to learn a trade before he can
allowed to live with her. Ho had married
his nurse.
A few Sundays ago, a banquet of
covers was given ln honor of a fireman,
who, at a tire in Paris, on August 8, saved
the lives of ten persons at the imminent
risk of his own life. A silver medal
the honor.
It is said that Chicago possesses
largest bakery in the world. In the months
of October and November eight thousand
nine hundred and ninety-eight barrels
flour were converted into crackers in
In contrasting the Presidential votes
18H0 aud 1808, it appears that whereas
the vote of Massachusetts and New Hamp
shire respectively has increased but 20,000
and 2,000, that lor New York has
171,000, Pennsylvania 18d.000.
Ohio 77,000. Illinois 110,000, and that
.Michigan 08,ooo.
X. A. Willaho says that American
dairying now represents a capital of $700,-
001,000. The cheese product of 1807
for $,1,000,000, and the butter product
New York alone was nearly 85,000,000
pounds, and tho quantity ot cheese
73,000 000 pounds. Tho value ol
products, ta very moderate estimate,
Secretary KirrAnr enumerates
farm stock as follows: Horses. 0118.000.
valued at $70 000,000, average over $ 1
neauj mines ,J, valued at ia, '500,000,
nearly floO a head; cattle, 1,51,V0,
valued at $60,000,000; sheep, 7,623,495,
valued at $14,750,000; swine, 1,807,504,
valued at $'.10,000,000; total value of
stock, poultry omitted, $163,350,000,
noRACE Gkhei.ey purposes to
during the year lttUU, an elementary
on Political economy, wherein the
of Protection to Home Industry will
explained end vindicated. This work
tiret be given to the publlo through
issues of Tun Nsw
TfUBORa, and will appear in all iu
Daily, $10; bKMi Weekly,
WEuaxv, $3 per annum.
Tut beat Church Music Rook is
" Pilusk Os-TBHiKO." SeeaJvertlsomen..
Tn Atlantic Monthly. The January
nnmW eontalna! Malliona! SB oinprm no-mance-part
1-hy T. W. Illrelri"""! Tha Ban.
tbln of the Oorta. by Bayard Taylor: A Urrj
Oottrmaml, by Knirrna Bonson; T Oood-Wa-
tnrd Pcndalnm. by Krtward Knrratt Hai TB
Flying rtn'rhman, by Jame Rjsll Lowall t CO
nperatlva Housekeeping third papar: Iir" the
Tuntobnrgvr Forr-st, by Hayard Taylor; Altef
F.lwtloti, by John a. Whlttlar; ConanmptlTit .a
Amarlra, by Dr. Ilnnry I. Buwdlich) Tha Mean
Vankaoaat Homo, by James ra-too; Dante, by
William follon Uryant: On a certain fordeca-
slon In Foreigners, by Jatnea Rnasell Lowall J
tlnadonhntton, by W. D. nowclla; Clnrtara frees
tha Ashes, br Oliver Wendell tlolnw- Moral
Hlcnlncanre of the Republican Trlaritpb, l.jrK. F.
Whipple; Herlcws and Ulorary No'te.-Mi. Amovg
lhe special fratuma of Interest In 7 AHtmte for
lasti win be contribution from tha pena of Hon.
J. Lathrop Mo'.ley, tha eminent historian I
Thomas Wontwortti Illirulnaon; Jamea Besaell
Lowell ; Kdward Everett Hale ; James r art on ; Dr..
1. 1. Hayes ; Dr. Henry I. Itowdltch ; Jamea Free
man Clark ; Rayard Taylor, ate., In addltleri t
the article. In prose and poetry, from Its. nnmer
ons corps ot reraisr contributor. Th AHmtto
M,:nriifi is ptiMimiea rT rini.pa. lamon . .
Ut Tmmont street, Huston, Mass., at ai.no par
year ; two conies. f7.00; rive. Slrt.OOj ten, S30.00 ;
twenty-ona, SHO.IO. i
Oi-r YorRo Kols. The contents of
the January number are: Chapters 1, Sand S of ,
The Story of a Bad Boy, by T. B. Aid rich : X y
Heroine a poem by the anthor of John Hall
fait, Uentleman;" the htory of the Uoldan
Christmas Tree, by Mrs A. M. Dlaa ; Among; tbe
(llasa-Makers, by J T. Trowbridge; Tbe World
We Live On, by K U. Aira-xle; HonorV Breairl.
by Harriet Present! Kpoffurd ; Kitty a raley Tate
of Now a-daya by " Ann! Farniy;'1 Tha ReatW
rul Uate. by ll.-len Wall 1'lerson; Dr. Isaac I.
Hayes; Tha Diverting History of Little Whiskey
being a continuation of " yueer Little Peopla."
by Harriet Boecher 8towe ; Round the Evening
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and the ulrla who are dreaming what the world
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On tho Wth of December will be leaned the first
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aim to aid the farmer In his peculiar ditlk-iUties,
and tn help him where he needs help. To this end, '
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the entertainment of adventures by aea aud laud,
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