Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, March 19, 1869, Image 1
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Ex....10:43 " READING AND COLUMBIA R. R ON AND AFTER THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 1668, PASSENGER TRAINS WILL BE RUN ON THIS ROAD, AS FOLLOWS LRAVE. ucaster SOO a. in ARRIVIL Reading .....10:20 a. in CI ..... 6:40 p. m it 1010 a. m ..... 5:40 p. m RNING: .3:26 p. m Columbia .....BKOO a. in 310 p.m RETIi EBAVE. Reading ..... 7:00 a. in 4 . ..... 6:15 p. ni 7:00 a. in. 46 ... .. 6:15 p. In Trains leaving Lancaster and Columbia as above, make close connection at Reading with Trains North and South; on Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, and West on Lebanon Valley Road. Train leaving Lancaster and Columbia at 8 A. M. connects closely at Reading with Train for New York. Tickets caret° obtained at the Offices of the New Jersey Central Railroad, foot of Liberty street ,New York; and Ph Bad elph la and Reading Railroad, 13th and Callowhill streets, Phila. Tbrough tickets to New York and Plilladel 'Mitt sold at all the Principal Stations, and Bag gage Checked Through. Trains are run by Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Time, which is IQ minutes faster than Pennsylvania Railroad Tittle. GEO. F. GAGE, Supt. E. E. Kexvita, Gen. Frt. and Ticket Agt~t. Hey :04 f I READING RAILROAD. WINTER ARRAN“EMENT, MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1%8 G reat Trunk Linef emu the North «nd North west for Philadelphia, Nei" York, Read ing, Pottsrille, Tamaqua, Ashland, Sha mokin, Lebonm?, Allentown, Easton, Eph rata, Litiz, Laneaster, Columbia, (te. Td•ains leave Harrisburg for I\ ew York as fol lows: At 3.50, 5.5), 8.10 st. In., 12.40 noon 2.05 and 10.5e . p. m , connecting wit h similar trains on t he Pennsylvania Railroad and arriving at Now York at 11.00 a m.,12.20 noctn, 3.50,7.00,10.05 p. m., and 8.15 a. m. respectively. Sleeping Cars ac company the 3.50 a. in. and 10.50 p. in. trains without. change. Leave Harrisburg for Reading, Pottsville, Tams. ua Alin rsville, haaliamokin, Pine wtt nd elplit a' at rue a. in.," . ft .0 p. , AZ LOU. non and principal Way a:Lions; the 4.10 p. in. i io i i ir train making connection for Philadel hia and Columbia only. For Pot t villa, Bclauy I ilia A ven and Auburn via So uylkill and que panes Railroad, leave Lir isburg at 3. p. in. Returning: Leave New ork at 9.00 a. m.,12.00 noon, 5.10 and 8.00 p. m., Philadelphia at 8.15 a. in. and 3.30 p. in ; sleeping cars accompany the 9.00 a. in. 5.10 and 8.00 p. m. trains from New York, without change. Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphia at 7.30 a. in., connecting with similartrain on East Penna. Railroad, returning from Reading at 6.35 p. in., stopping at all stations; leave Potts vine at 7.30, 8 45 a. m , and 2.45 p. in.;_ Shamokin at 5.25 a. m.; Ashland at 7.00 a. in., and 12.30 p. ta.; Tamaqua at 5.30 a. m.; and 2.20 p. in., for Phila delphia. Leave Pottsville, via Schuylkill and Susque hanna Railroad ut 7.10 a. in. ter Harrisburg, a nil 11.30 a. in for Pine Grove and Tremont. Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves Reading at 7:30 a. m., returning leaves Phila delphia at 4:451. m. Pottstown Acconunodat ion Train: Leaves Pottstown at 6.45 a. m.; returning, leaves Phila delphia at 4.00 p. Columbia Railroad Trains leave Rending at 7.00 u. m. and 6.15 p. m. for Ephrata, Lit iz, Lan caster, Columbia, 5.. c. Perkiomen Railroad Trains leave Perktomen Junction at 9.15 a in. and 5.30 p. returning, leave Skippack at 8.10 0. m. and 12.43 p m., con necting with similar trains on Reading Rail road. Sumlays: Leave New York at 8.00 p. Philadelphia at 8.00 a. in. and 3.15 p. rn., the 9.00 a. m. train running only to Reading; Potts ville 8.00 a. m.; Harrisburg 5.10 4.10 and 10.50 D. m., and Reading at 1.05, 3.00 and 7.15 a. in. For Harrisburg, at 12.50, and 7.31 a. in. for New York; und at 4.25 m. for Philadelphia. Commutation, Mileage, Season, School anti Excursion Tickets, to and from nil points, at educed rates. Baggage checked through; 100 pounds allowed each I•aasenger, G. A. NICOLLS, General Superintendent. RHADI NA, PA., Dec. 14, letiB. [deelFrlttl/tw NYORTIIERN CENTRAL RAIL /A WAY. Trains leave , York for Wrightsville and Co lumbia, at 6:20 and 11:40 a. in., and 8:30 p. in. Leave Wrightsville for York, at 8:0) a. m., and 1:00 and 6:50 p. Leave York for Baltimore, at 5:00 and 7:15 a. m., 1:05 p. in.; and 12 midnight. Leave York for Harrisburg, at 1:39, 6:25 and 11:35 a. m., and 2:39 and 10:15 p. in. TRAINS LEAVE HARRISBURG. OWING NORTH. At 3:20 a. in., and 1:20 and 4:20 p. m. GOING SOUTH. At 6245 and 5:15 a. in., and 12:30 and 10:45 p. m. devil-Ltd Photographs, &c. GOLDEN GIFTS Parente to Families, Father to Daughter, Mother to Son. GENTLEMEN TO LADIES. When the light has left the house, memorm such as these compound their interest. 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We are willing to abide by the result. C. FATE, Agent, 2W North tneen Street loa 184 f Book Binding. GEORGE WIANT, BOOK-BINDER AND BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURER, NORTH QUEEN ST., LANCASTER, PA. BLANK BOOKS, For Banks, Merchants, County (Hue% /a., made to order. BOOK BINDING, in all its branches, prompt ly attended to. (deo 44ern .., . s 'E. - D I r. 4 D - D -2 i 'r L t ..-- : I _ at LI t.,.' N . 1 I i . i 4Pi - ‘. V .1 ‘ A . ÷1 ,-- # - ••" ' ' L , -__ _ , _ _, - , #---- _ 2- 9 , d os , t d S, , G ?. 1 40. :lice towards none, with charity for nners in the right, as God gives us We may get through this world but 'twill be very slow, If we listen to all that is said as we go : We'll be worried and fretted and kept in Is stew, For meddlesome tongues must have somethirig to do— , For people will talk, you know. If quiet and modest you'll have it presumed That your humble position is only assumed. You're a wolf in sheep's clothing,or else you're a fool; But don't get excited, keep perfectly cool— For people will talk, you know. If generets and noble, they'll vent out their spleen, You'll hear some loud hints that you're selfish' and mean. If upright or honest and fair as the day, They'll call you a rogue in a sly sneaking way— For people will talk, you know. And then if you show the least boldness of heart, Or a slight inclinat foil to take your own part, They will call you an upstart, conceited or vain; But keep straight ahead, don't stop to explais, For people will talk, you know. If threadbare your coat or old-fashioned yorultr hat, Some one of course, will take notice of that And hint rather strong that you can't pay yOtir way; But don't get excited whatever they say— For people will talk, you know. If you dress in the fashion, don't think to es cape, For they'll criticise then, in a different shape; You're ahead of your means, or your tailor's unpaid ; But mind your own business, there's nought to be said— For people will talk, you know. • If a fellow but chance to converse with a girl, How the gossips will talk and their scandal unfurl ; They'll canvass your wants or talk of your ..7 ;-:, .F b f., y-14 means, And declare you're engaged to a chit inbari teens— For people will talk, you know. II They'll talk before you, but then at your back Of venom and slander there's never a lack— f How kind and polite in all that they say But bitter as gall when you're out of the, way, For people will talk, you know. The best way to do is to do as you pi„, . For your mind, if you have one, be ! at ease ; I il l UCZYn r t Intro tg l egnig For people will talk, you know. r 12 w•P ;At. 4 3 '' 1 15 wA a 2> • • .g/ g -1 a hT 0. CCZ t C E t d "Aud don't you know when you will pass through this part of the country again, Mr. Vcrley?" "No, I don't," said the old bachelor, decidedly. E,-;• 0 t * ='7l3• ' ••• 5 • as t o, - F. EC iSE ROA '0 gQ V,V IZt C , '?1 lie was something of a bear to answer so crustily, when Barbara Smith stood in the doorway, with the shadowy lashes drooping over her soft brown eyes, and the roses inciting into deep carmine on her rosy cheeks, until her muslin dress was pale in comparison. Such a pretty, big eyed, loving little Barbara as she was, in all the blooming freshnen of her eighteen summers, and the soft sigh that fluttered up from her lips as the one-horse carriage drove away, and was checked instantly. Barbara had no idea of becoming a victim to unrequited love, though she had rather fancied Mr. Verley during his brief sojourn at her father's house. E INS. CO. Mr. Verley drove away through the rustling green draperies of the summer lanes, whistling softly as he drove. " I shall be in very good time for the 12-30 train,'' he meditated to himself. " Punctuality is the soul of business, and I never was one of the behind-hand tribe, thank Providence. Besides, I think _it was becoming rather dangerous to remain at that place any longer. I'm thirty-nine to-morrow, and that's just twenty years too old for me to go making a fool of myself. Fancy me getting married! No you don't, Joseph Verley, my friend." As he settled himself comfortably in the crowded railroad-car, and opened a letter, the subject again recurred to his mind with curious persistence. " The letter of my poor brother's execu tor came just in time, or I should certainly have lounged away more time than would have been either sensible or profitable. Poor, dear Harold; I don't see what on earth possessed him to fall sick and die on his way home from Venice, and leave his daughter on my hands, too. Why couldn't he have left a son instead of a daughter! I never did understand a woman's ways, and, what's more, I don't want to. I sin to meet her at Speedville, and take her home with me, oh!" groaned Mr. N'erley, referring despariuglv.to his letter. " And what am I going to do with her when I get her there, I'd like to know! I suppose she:s a great tall creature, with ringlets and ribbons, and just as likely as not, an Italian lover chatting sentiment to her-41 creature that reads Byron, and keeps an album, and eats slate-pencils and chalk. Pll send her to a boarding-school—that's what do with my niece--and perhaps, when she has graduated there, the school master can suggest some means of getting rid of her. Of course she'll have half a dozen huge trunks, and a bonnet-box and a parrot-cage—that's the way women gen .erally travel, I believe. I am glad lam out of the way of Barbara's fascinations now. One woman is quite enough toketp me distracted with her freaks and her fan cies—two of them would drive me to suicide." Mr. Verlev looked out of the car window in a sort of calm desperation at the pros - that lay before him. LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1869. Wintry. PEOPLE WILL TALK. Ittiottliantotto. WHY HE MARRIED. rare for him who shall hare borne the battle, and for his pvidon , and his orphan, to do all *Well may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations:4-4.Z. "I suppose she'll want a piano, and may be a poodle dog—and there's no knowing what else. I don't see why Harold want ed to die and leave his daughter to my (=Oust now. Speedville station—twenty seVen miles liirther on. I wish it was twenty-seven hundred —that's what I wish." • . And with this vindictive sentiment in his mind, our hero tieda red silk handker hief over his head, and tried to lose him .. fin a series of brief troubled dreams, wherein the vision of a tall, nice young lady figured conspicuously. Are we here already?" he stammered, starting to his feet, as the conductor bawl ed out " Speedville station!" and seized umbrella, valise and traveling shawl, with the bustling bewilderment peculiar to peo ple suddenly aroused from sleep. Speedville was rather a large sized vil lage, situated at the junction of several railways—a bustling, thriving little place, with an imposing American Gothic struc ture as a depot. Into this building , Mr. Verley walked, looking right and left for the young lady whose guardianship he was to assume. "Of course," he reasoned mentally, "she'll be on the lookout for me; women are proverbially curious." But Harold Verley's daughter was not on the "lookout" for her unknown uncle. When the crowd incident to the evening train had subsided, and people had gone their several ways, the only remaining occupants of the depot were Mr. Verley, lame old man who sold peanuts and oran ges, and a decent looking colored woman, with a brilliant Madras turban on her head, who took care of the building. Neither of these could be his niece, so Mr. Verley, after a little perplexed hesita tion, addressed himself to the colored woman,. who was busily polishing the window with a piece of crumpled news paper. Ahem—l wail to meet my niece here to-day, and—l don't see her." "I our niece, sir?" what is her name?" " Verley." " Oh, yes, sir; she has been here these two hours, bless her dear heart; she's asleep now." " Asleep!" gasped Mr. Verley; but the stewardess only answered him by bustling into the inner apartment and bringing out what appeared to be a compact bundle, with a pink face at one end of it, and a mass of tong, trailing embroideries at the othe. Jo r sep.l. Verley recoiled i t is - mr as the angle of the wall would permit him to. "Why—it's a baby!" "To be sure it is, sir," said the woman, "and as fine a little girl as I ever saw; bless her sweet blue eyes." "But isn't there a nurse or some such person here who could take charge of her?" "There was a nurse brought heron, sir; a queer, foreign looking thing, with a yel low skin and hair as black as night, and big gold hoops in her ears; but she talked something about the next steamer I couldn't understand her lingo, sir—and went right back to New York on the two o'clock train." Joseph Verley stood aghast, staring at the rosy baby, as it lay crowing in the woman's arms, and wondering which of his lucky stars he should call on to aid him in this unlooked for emergency. A full grown young lady niece would have been bad enough—but a baby! "So this is my neice," he muttered. " And what the d—l am I going to do with her?" lie turned suddenly to the colored woman. "What time does the next train for Winfield leave?" " Iu an hour, sir." "Would you be kind enough to take care of the child until then? I suppose I must take it home with me; for I can't very well drown it, or throw it under the car-wheels." "Sir!" ejaculated the astonished stew ardess. But Mr. Verley turned on his heel and strode out of the depot, scarcely able at first to comprehend the fullness of the dis aster that had befallen him. The train was at the depot when he re turned; and the woman awaited him with the sleeping infant in her arms. "Asleep, chi" commented Mr. Verley, " Well that's lucky." "Where's the nurse, sir," inquired the woman. "Nurse! What nurse?" "Why, I supposed you went to get a nurse." "Never once thought of it!" ejaculated Joseph, madly smiting his forehead. " Here—give the thing to me quick, the train is moving." He had hardly time to spring on board as the locomotivegave an unearthly shriek, while the baby followed suit in both re spects. Ho staggered to a seat, holding the um brella and child in one hand; while in the other his valise swung backward and for ward. " There! there! bless its little heart!" he coaxed, imitating as nearly as possible the colored woman's formula. We won't cry—no we won't." But the baby evidently had an opinion of its own on the subject, and would cry in spite of the various blandishments practised by the bewildered uncle—such as shaking the umbrella handle, swinging his watch, and trotting both knees. Peo ple began to look around reproachfully; young men shrugged their shoulders, and young ladies smiled. "Hush! hush! there's a darling!" whis pered Mr. Verley. "What does it want to settle down into such a heap for? a body cannot tell its spine from its leg. There! there! it shall look out of the Will 1021 dow. If I could only remember a nursery rhyme or so. Bless my heart! what lungs it has! You little beast, will you keep still?" But still the baby w e pt, an d wa il e d, an d gnashed its gums, for of teeth it had but two. Mr. Verley began to look round in the car in searelkof some matronly (lame, of whom he could seek counsel, nut in vain. There were only three ladies in the car, and they were young, with round bats and dimpled cheeks. "They wont'tknow anything about it," groaned Mr. Verley, in anguish of spirit. '• Oh, why didn't, I have common sense enough to go and get a nurse. I suppose there is no danger of a baby bursting its lungs; but I should think, if there was such a contingency, this baby was in a fair way of meeting it. Well, roar away my young, friend; I can stand it as long as you can." Vain beast, and futile as vain, as Mr. Verley very soon discovered. The baby not only cried, but it screamed, it kicked, it doubled itself over in more ways than a contortionist's wildest &emus could imaw ine, and became apparently frantic with passion. The perspiration broke out in huge heeds on Joseph's brow; his face flushed, and still the cars thundered on. "What's to become of me?" he ponder ed, holding desperately on to the strug gling infant by the sash that encircled its little waist, and watching its purple face with a species of detestation. "I don't wonder that Harold died! I shall die in a week, if this thing goes on. And it seems so easy for Barbara Smith to take care of her little brothers and sisters. If Barbara was only here!" And Mr. Verley jerked the baby up into a sitting posture with a sudden jerk. "I'll do it," quoth Mr. Verley. "I'll take the hack express at four in the morn ing and go straight there. Ali, you may stop crying, you little hypocrite, but it won't do any good; I'm not to be caught twice in the same trap." Barbara Smith was watering her tube roses, in the bright morning sunshine, as Mr. Verley drove up to the gate, with the valise and baby in the carriage. "Dear me, Mr. Verley!" she ejaculated, blushing 'celestial rosy red.' "Why, what a sweet little babv:• Yes; very sweet," he responded, drily. `•lt is my niece that I was to meet at Speedville." 'Why. I thought she was a young lady." dia 1; hut it seems she's not. Bar bara, what do you suppose brought me back," he added, speaking very fast for fear the baby would cry. "I don't know," faltered Barbara, crim soning still more. "Perhaps you forgot somethin,,," fr. lE "Yes, did." "What was it," said Barbara, a little disappointed. "I forgot to ask you if you would marry me." "Dear me! was that all?" said the young lady, demurely. "Isn't tint enough?" any, Barbara, will you?" "I'll think of it," answered Barbara, evasively. "No; but tell Inc now. Quick! the baby's waking up." "Well, then—yes." Barbara had taken the little thing in her arms, and disappeared before it had time to utter its waking wail. A week afterwards Mr. Joseph Verley took the 12-30 return, with his wife and niece, the happiest of reclaimed old bache lors, and it was all the unconscious baby's work. A DOMESTIC FARCE —IN ONE SCENE. "Why is it, my son, that when you drop your bread and butter, it is always on the buttered side?" "I don't know. It hadn't orter, had it? The strongest side ought to be up, and this is the strongest butter I have I ever seen." "Hush up. It's some of your aunt's churning." "Did she churn it, the great lazy thing?" "What, your aunt?" "No, this here butter. To make the poor old woman churn it, when it is strong enough to churn itself." "Hush Zeb; I've eat a great deal worse in the most aristocratic houses." "Well, people of rank ought to eat it." "Why people of rank?" "'Cause it's rank butter." "You varmint, youl what makes you talk so smart?" "'Cause the butter has taken the skin off my tongue." "Zeb, don't lie! I can't throw away the butter." "I tell you what I would do with it; keeli it to draw blisters. You ought to see the flies keel over as soon as they touch it." THE yieldper acre and average price per bushel of crops raised in this State last year are contained in a table prepar ed by the Agricultural Department at Washington. From this it appears that the yield per acre was as follows:—Wheat, 12 bushels; rye, 13 bushels; barley, 21 bushels; oats, 27 bushels; corn, 35 bushels; buckwheat, 16 bushels; white potatoes, 88 bushels; sweet potatoes, 90 bushels, and hay,' 1A- tons. The average price per bushel on Ist January, 1869, was Wheat, $1.89; rye, $1.32; barley, $1.64; oats, 04 cents: corn $1.00; buckwheat, $1.09; white potatoes, 93 cents; sweet potatoes, $l.OO, and hay, $l6 per ton. The several crops of Pennsylvania therefore yield the following money value per acre: Wheat, $25.34; rye, $17.43; barley, $35.419; oats, $17.79: corn, $35; buckwheat, $17.99; white potatoes, $81.84; sweet potatoes, $149.40, and hay, $21.60. CASH RATES OF ADVERTISING of Non part•il eon•tPute ;1 AN,stale TIME. 1 week .... $ 75$ 140$ 210,535050 001,3.1 2 weeks... 1 20t 1 80,2 70' 450 8.00 14 00 3 weeks.. 150' 290 330 000 1009' 17 00 1 month.... ! 1 751 2 60 ' 390,7 00 12 00 20 00 t months.. 275 400 600 10 00 20 00 33 50 3 months.. 4 00' 600 900 15 00 30 00! 55 00 6 months.. 700 11 00 16 50 25 00 40 00. 70 00 1 year 12 00 20 00 30 00 40 00 tO 00 120 00 Executors , Notice Administrators' Notice Assignees , Notice.... G'llL`l torn Notice SPECIAL NOTICES—Ten cents a line for the first insertion, and Seven cents a lineofor each subsequent insertion. REAL ESTATE advertisements, Ten cents a line for the first insertion and Five cents a hne for each additional insertion. No. 18. BALL KINDS or JOB PRINTING executed with neatness and despatch. To remove freckles, cut them put with a razor and throw them away: They will never return. To bring out a mustache, tic it to a strong cord, twenty feet long, to the other end of which attach a heavy smoothing iron, and throw the latter -from a fourth story window. To produce a fair complexion, go to sea in a crazy old boat, and the first gale you get into, your face will become white. To get rid of red hair, hold your head for a few minutes in a strong blaze of gas. To preserve your eyes, put them into a bottle finial with alcohol. To avoid corpulence, quit eating. To conceal bad teeth, keep your mouth shut. To keep out of debt, acquire the reputa tion of a rascal, and no one will trust you. To become a complete book-keeper, bor row all the books you can and never re turn them. To keep your doors from being broken open by burglars, (1(11 close them. To keep out of a tight, stay by yourself. To gain time, steal a watch. To keep from stuttering, don't talk. Garlands of natural flowers are now used in Paris to adorn the hair of ladies in the ball room. These arc kept fresh all the evening by quills being tilled with fresh water and sealed at both ends. In these the flower stocks bathe their tips. Plaits of hair hide the mechanism, and sometimes false hair is rolled round the quill, which is secured by hair pins after ward. pen. Abrahatu'o Chips. IT now appears that it is about as diffi cult for a rich man to enter the Cabinet as it is to enter the kingdom of heaven. If you don't believe it, ask Mr. Stewart. Omo contemplates having the Declara tion of Independence and Constitution in troduced into all the reading hooks in her schools. A CITIZEN of Monterey, Cal., refused to receive into his hands a telegraph dis patch from a neighboring town, because the small-pox was raging at the place where the telegram came from. Cautiouer chap, A wEsTEux paper states that a yo lady was lately buried wearing a amount of jewelry, including a gold wa It was found, next day that the coffin been despoiled of its silver screws, and the corpse of all its adornments. 110 N. CHATLES It. ColirliN, Deputy State Superintendent of Common Schools, died at his residence, in Bradford County, on Tuesday last, after a lingering illness. lie was the predecessor ofCol. Wickersham as State Superintendent. THE Nation makes rather a good point, when it says that "the reason why the whisky ring is so powerful among us is, that they have applied brains to the busi ness of stealing and swindling, and good people have opposed to them nothing but rhetoric." SING A PORE has a boa constrictor that has swallowed a young lady, who wore at the time a $15,000 diamond necklace. The young lady is of no value now, but the necklace is—so about thirty thousand natives are diligently searching for the snake. A MAN in Newport, N. 11., has . a good collection of hens. They laid 1,665 dozen of eggs during VW, of which 1,612 dozen were sold for $355.26. Value of the fowls sold, $10; expense of keeping, $125; clear profit, $240.20. The lbw is are of the white Leghorn breed,s-oniti mixed with' Bolton greys and bantams, and number about one hundred and fifty. TuE death warrantsof George S. Twit ellen for the murder of Mrs. Hill, and Ger ald Eaton for the murder of Timothy Hee nan, in Philada., were read to the con demned on Wednesday last. They are to be executed between the hours of 10 and 2, April, sth. Twitchell remarked to the Sheriti—"The day will come when every body that had anything to do with my conviction will be very sorry for it." !_;ENATOU MOUTON, of Indiana, has ac cepted the invitation of the board of Com missioners of the Gettysburg National Cemetery to deliver the address, on the let of July next, on the occasion of the dedi cation of the monument, which will be completed by that time. An original poem will be delivered by Bayard Taylor, and Henry Ward Beecher will perform the the duties of chaplain. ON Friday last, as some men were cut ting a road through the snow drift near Meacham Corners, Vemont, they came upon the frozen bodies of Mrs. Emmons, aged sixty years, her daughter, and her grandson. The old lady had fallen, over come by the cold and snow, half a mile from a farmer's house, through the win dow of which a light was shining all night, while the daughter approached a little nearer, and the boy was within two rods of the window, 11 e had evidently dragged himself sonic distance on his ha ode and knees. As old darkey at Charleston, who was imported from Africa some sixty years ago, says that he remembers being brought over in a slave vessel. "I was horn in Africa," he says. " I doesn't know jest how old I is, but me must be right smart on for a hundred. I'se old and lame, and gets a livin on what good people gives me. I loves de Lord, and will soon go to de heb'nly home.. lien poor Clesar has no more hard times, de Sun of Righteousness shines all de time, and we sing to glory of de Lamb. Yes, masse, I berry scion goat home.” IN LATHER ABRAHAM. MIE VALUABLE RECIPES. $2 tO 2 KO 260 AMIZ'