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!*<• OI# ntirf thr .Vnrrrar.
Th sunlight fade* b*t, and twilight's gloom
Cover* *ll the rorth in eonihttr gray,
A slowly wane* the veer'* last day,
And deepening shadows (111 my room
Thus with her ekvndy and her mmny day*,
Along the shore* ol time she pa**e down,
The darkness i- her pall, the star* her crown
That deck her like a myriad of rayw.
Fa r in the orient the morning bright
Peep* Irom tw.nis.th the cloud* ol gray;
* It ia the new year'* dawning day
That aheds on happy earth it* welcome light
Farewell to happy year* torever down;
1 gladly welcome in the new rear'* light,
(loping it may he n* to a* bright
A* the happiest year that'* gone.
Apple* ml and apple* fair;
See them lying here and then-.
In the market, on the stand.
Everywhere throughout the Un.l.
How the children love to eat
Apple* ri|>e ami rosy'
There they come with tnetrv ht"ut,
I a>t* an.t^laa***, -chool i* out.
With hi* pennv nil NrJ
Hut* an apple round ami red
Roguish Nelly lose* so well
Apples ripe and rosy
In the orchard, on the htU.
In the cellar, in the rush,
Apple* ml and apple* tear.
Pippin*. Baldwin* everywhere.
I'onni.\ o.uidreu loreso well
Apples ripe si d rosy
Kven l>obhui. tailhtul h*r.t
Dobbin dearly lore* a least
s>iutTs the air, ; (inks ap hi* ea:*
W hen the 1 y tru . . s-
Well ho Know* he'll get hss *i*re.
Apple* rip* an '. rosy.
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Heaven hine* and urn.. lv
A| pies t e and r\
A Tarn of Fortune's Wheel.
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vv i, Itiithi
I 1 rti ha
She • f" It i' 1
tombing I'hi ip Lumei s brow ;i
change dat nnist cone toehforr o.u on
Nora -hi not I tint. n<>:- cry out nor
wn Slt<- -at stiilnitd hivon d. whi
site claimed her bands with a strange
fei ling that henct forth In had .i .. In r
seH—only those wak hands with which
to fight the battle of life.
"Twelve o'clock,"said Chlo. looking
noon or midnight. He l/rd r<-t his
sou), 'pears like lie always was sion
restiui here, he nebber could settle down
but de Lord, He knows. '
Little Runny was 'binding at her
mother's knee and looking up with le r
pathetic eyes. Even to the child tic
mystery and miracle of death was maui
fail t or to speak to him.
"Come, honey; papa's asleep," cried
Chhtc. "You can kiss iiim good
by, and eooie wid your auntie. I'll jt s
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and l~*ro|>i *iotor.
, settle her for her nap, tut' den you'll
may be get a wink. If ebber a poor soul
wanted r.st. you does."
Nora shook Iter head. She felt that her
| heart was uh> Hill, her brain to busy for
' sleep. The past, with all its memories,
moved before her a shilling pageant
tine short dream of hive.pique, estrange,
nrent; a marriage hurried into madiv
that one should know that site was not
pining; the few resiles*. stormy, miser
able years; her Ultie child, who had
on. e mote wnkenfsi her heart to ecntacv.
only to thrill it witit a deeper pain . and
now. death litis sudden stop to a. .
Rut there was Htt le time lor retrosp.at
or meditation. The future lay before
her a flit tire of struggle and toil. Sic
knew that when her bid- w. re tatd
there would be but a few hundred do.
a:s ;t'ft, on \ enough to go North to
perhaps to: tindioa! tr atun tit for
Runny, and afterw nd *lc scar, a \
dared to fa.-e tli-at afterward'
i'hiiip l-eonard's tuorta. r< mams were
aid und. r tin magno.ias. anl the young
wuiow was making her hurried prvp
arations for !epartur w hen Ch > <n
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. urio-itN It was iarg. ami hu-ine**
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his knee in such a caressing way, to
him question the lili.e thing with] 1
that wilderness of tone that ha<, '
thrilled her in the old days was ,(, hl |
bitter-sweet, so full ol rapture arc ""
It would be a tedious c;t-., of eoUH
jt. ueh diseases wet- -low to yhninsi
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
even the most hopeful. So Nora settled
down to a daily expectation of thosu
visit- w hi. h made the chatm of her life
And Dr. ('ollititn-r, ton, ta-gan to feel
the i.-y world of pride in whieh he had
• Itielded Itilitsell melt an.lhi.uk beneath
the sntit.-s of the only woutrut he hnd
ever lt'V.si, So.
■■ I eve l.s'k .(. the gi >•! tune au.t linir.l
tt iii liim ttitiwiiti; haiutv"
and Not in surprise, one morning,
sudden.v i.e.. ictcit that her husband
had Ih it dead just one year that very
At the thought came ha. k a memory
ol her itrugg.e and orittie. It had
haunt.al Iter oc. asiotta lv. of course; hut
security alii success had hushed itet
t< u- . and the unw . route vt-it.ant. ante
sehuituer now This luoming. how.
. ret, she was in somber mood . Iw. a us.
Runny .uc-d f. verish, p. t Lap* bccau*.
Iter own lt< art w as grow utg t • -! 1. -- and
u -turning p liitltt v about h> : own
Sh. -it down withHunnv in her arms
at th* (>( n window', and -..tlieliow the
faint, -uhtl. .*t..r of magnolia.* s.eiind
to -t. . n w it.h the -oft south wind It
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",r at '"" " " j " _—:
lie Wool ciip Ol Texas,tills year • "t
ima ltd at Sfci,ooo,ooo peine!-.
CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO., PA. THURSDAY, DEC EM HER 1870.
Mark Twain'* latest speech.
At the e.uutuemomtive breakfast
given to tßiver Wen.hil Holme* in
R. .-ton on the <>• cash in of his seventieth
birthday, Mark I wain spoke a* follow *
I would have traveled atuucli greater
distance thali 1 liav e eolll. to w itlu ss the
pay iug of hottots to Mr. lloitii. - For
my le. iltg toward him ha- always been
I one ol (H-cuitiu warmth \\"h-n ou r<
, c< ivc- a letter front a gn-at man for lh<-
first time in hi- life, it is a great . v.nt
to hint, a- all of you know by \#ur own
experience. You iteyc. can r<.. iv.- i. t
• i"-t - . tiough from I vinous men afterward
to obliterate that one, or dim the mem
ory of the plea-ant surprise it was. and
the gratification it gave you. I.ap-eol
i time cannot make it .outm.m i . ...• or
.•leap ti., the first gn it man who
I Ver wI. te me :i letter Was our gltest
O ivn W. nd. . Ho sue- 11. w.- , ,
tin- tirt great itet-.ry man I .vet -to,,
-uty'liiiig front and that i* hov I . .tie
to him and he to m Wir tt my tit-'
l *s-k was new . a frit-lid o! Iliitc *aid
! C. . •
-aid. 1 thought it Was M . fri. ft.l said
" 1 ttiw .vs a.iiiiu. .1 it, v en l.< fore I aw
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tint It: , tld " What d .otl UK .ft
■ .Cd vol! .V. t -C it !•• fore 9"
iv vv. — Rorklaiul ('otlrii r.
\ak..ol. Mr fhlldren.
Mr Kl I .ridge r pi. M.I. IU ..i the
New York v i.-ty f., t the | l>rcirntion of
cruelly t<> ehi.ilpn, has H'Ui ess. || a let
t'-r to the IV. .i.trtlt of til.- I nit. ,| Stat. -
l titioi.iuK' lii intm. nlioß in 1.. I,nil of
tl.O soils Of Y ,ko,.i. It, g. 111,- f.molls
< - i.tr \sf,n - lii- f niul t'him-s. r< I
w ho. in 1*77. w:ut <*ptur<d and put to
.-mil ly Ui<* ('hiuete government l.t ,
•low .-ttiil painful pm...s Kout of his
i-hiMr. ti. ranging i ages from fourteen
lo fix ■ . Imv.- 1.. -II -<■„ inn y m inl. ii.--l |..i
" Ih r. ilitiu-y " high treason t.. th<- I m
standing tlii-ir trader years, nr. .on
sign.-I to n,l 0.-iti inuri' iiortili..- th 01
.l. ith. At a ,-iti .-ti;., th. v nr. to 1..
"•1.-.iv.-r.nl int.. th<" hnii.ls.-l th<* imp.
rial hous.-hoi.t lo l- llut.l.- rutin. lis of
mul alter ward I-. Ik- given mi ~ - ■
th.- *oUli< ty." Mr. (.. try #ny in his
I Ui. ss HOIIH ttiitlg 1... S|.. .!i ,!. I|,
Fourth Attempt to hilt the Imr of
I> tail- of th> nit. nipt to ki.l tin < 'unr
of Russia while on hi wnjf to M.m.-ow
nr.- given in a .-ouiinuiil. itliuit from ll.nl
town ns follows For the fourth time
tlo- Cnr of Itussi.i I ns < . aped death
from tuMssinntloij Tin- llnt attempt
on hi* iif.- n.-w made in April, lAfl, nt
the Ifnte .f his summer garden nt Si
IVtefshurp TheWoU.d I" a. assltlWns
a student nun I Katnknsort, N nd his
wenpon was i j istn! A p.- s..nt nitm. i!
Kouimis- o ~fl th v. LI '- I his aim ..mi
was .-liol.il ,t for liii.illg S.n\e<t the ife
of the eni|H-i,n Ih, h, , ond ntt-mpt
the grind r< -\ - w whi ft took p .
. airing.- w ill. th |! r.-n- .m, • r<>- w 1., u
TKRMB: #'4.00 a Yoar. in Advance.
The lessons are easily imparted with
a little pntlen. e and i>rntevt rai><*. ThU
)• the rn.Mlua operandi Take the object
in your hand, ami has in* railed the pup
to you. show It to llilll, gently shaking
it before llilll. w hen he wi at one.- want
to take it in his mouth. Jnst.sui of let.
ting him take it from vour hand, throw
it when his attention i on it. a few yards
away; he will lx- sure to -- mup. r atu-r
it. when vour n< <t part Uto...x him
VI ill lie to Slop and pin;, with it If Ire
FOR THF FAlIt HEX.
Srwi *4 Snlta f it M'uhwh,
Miss Nancy Smith has le-.-n admitted
to tln? bar at Keokuk. Ia The lawyers
of that place gave her a dinner.
A single hair brought eighty dollar*
the olle i riuv at a fair in Alabama it
was from the head of a pretty woman
and sold for the ln*nefii of tien. Hood's
Sever i < "h: ago girls have determined
to b< vop them*''ra to charity and
tteiji-v i-tc e, and are going to iwgin,
■ - tie it Hlon Iran- <i(p/, by giving
ITEMS OF ISTKRfcST.
It ia !• man with th rher.matiMC
who ia ovsry inch a* kin*.
Professor Stewart, a mining expert,
•ay* in tl#> moat unqualified terms that
Main* ia a promising silrrr-licai ng
Indiana claim* to be the banner wheat
raising State this year. The trap there
Is placed at &&.OCU.OOO bubel*. which is
about Snooo.inn more than Minnesota
la credited with.
A writer says thai " the ballot is the
only protection the American oltinm i*
In need of." >od yet the average Ameri
. can will krwp'right on carrying an um
brella when it rains.- -/tome Sr*hnrl.
W hat's fam P" yelied *a excited <,ra
lor, " What'* fame? that ghost ol am
bition! What's itonorF 1 And a weak
minded man in the crowd said be sup
posed she had clothes on her, as any fool
ought to know.— Derritk.
Under a Booth "arnlina law which
provides that money woo at gambling
shall, upim proof, be restored four-fold,
a firm ot Charleston has entered suit
lor pTH.tiuo against tbs proprietors of
two fashionable resorts, the amount al
leged w having been hist by young men
in whom the firm waa in tcreated.
A St Ixuis boy was delighted when n
fine, sis- loaded knife dropped down to
hioi apparently from the sky. Wrapped
ari und it was a pa|>cr on which waa
written. " We are fastened in the dome;
f<r heaven's sake ltflp us out." Two
girl* had ascended to the top of the
• urt house and closed a sell-locking
s. i cral yotutg mm were sitting to
g'-t lor. and a young lady happened to
• I m< !i tin vicinity. One "real
young (• low seeing, a* he sup
th.- \oUhg a. y locking at hitn.