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Of every description, neatly and promptly exe
ellt ell, at short notice, and on the most
pENNSYLVANIA. CENTRAL R. R
On and after Monday, Nov. lbtli, 1800, trains
will leave the Penn , a Railroad Depot, at Lan
caster, as follows:
WESTWARD. I EASTWARD,
Pittsburg Ex..12:51 a.m.t3incin. Ex.....12:15 a. in.
Pacific... . ..... .2:40 " !Phila. Eapreas 3:40 "
Emigrant Tr. 4.2 S " I Fast Line 8:42 "
Mail 11:15 " ;Lane. Train.....9:30 "
Mail No. 2, via 'Columbia Ac.:
Columbia...Al:ls " 1 (arrive) .......1:'15 p. in.
Fast Line..... 2:35 p.m. Pacific Express
Columbia Ac... 2:45 ' ! (leave).. ....._
Harrisb , g Ac . 5:54 " 'Southern Ex
Lane. Train,. 7:34 " (leave)
(:inei». Ex....10:54) " Rarrisb'g AR
(leave) .. : .
.. . ... 5:54 "
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MONDAY, NOV. 22, 16/61.
Grc.i run k Line f corn the North and North
west for Philadelphia, New York, Read
it(y, Pottsville, Tamaqua, Ashland, Sha
mokin Lebanon., Allentown, Easton, Eph
rata, 'wiz, Lancaster, Columbia, cc.
Trains leave Harrisburg for New York as fol
lows : At 2.30, 5.85, and 8.10 a. in., and 1223 noon,
and 2.53 and 11.00 p. m., connecting with similar
trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad. and arrite
Mg at Now York at 10.15 a. m., 12.06 noon, 3.35,
6.36 and 10.00 p. m., and 6.00 a. nt. respectively.
Sleeping Cara accompany the 2.30 and 6.35 a.m.,
and 12.20 noon trains without change.
Leave Harrisburg for Reading. Pottsville,
Tamaqua, Miners Ville, Ashland. Shamokin,
Pine Grove. Allentown and Philadelphia, at
8.10 a. in., 2.53 and 4.10 p. the 2.55 train stop
ping at Lebanon only; the 4.10 p. m. train stop
ping at all Stations, and making connections
for Philadelphia, Pottsville, Columbia, and all
immediate stations between said points only.
For Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven and Auburn,
via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad, leave
Harrisburg at 3.40 p. m.
Returning: Leave New York at 9.00 a. m.,12.00
noon, 6.00 and 8.00 p. in., Philadelphia at 8.15 a.
in. and 3.30 p. In.; sleeping cars accompany the
9.00 a. in.,5.00 and 8.00 P. m. trains from New
York, without change.
Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphia at
7.30 a. in., connecting with similar train on East
Penna. Railroad, returning from Reading at
6.36 p. in., stopping at all stations; leave Potts
ville at 5.40, 9 00 a. m., and 3.05 p. m.; Herndon at
9.30 a. in., Shamokin at 6.40 and 10.40 a.m.; Ash
land at 7.05 a. in. and 12.30 noon, Tamaqua at
8.33 a. in.: and 2.20 p. in., for Philadelphia and
Leave Pottsville, via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad at 8.15 a. m. for Harrisburg, and
11.30 a. in. for Pine Grove and Tremont.
Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves
Pottsville at 5.40 a. in., passes Reading at 7:80a.
in., arriving at Philadelphia at 10.20 a. m., return.
log leaves Philadelphia at 4:15 p. m., passing
Reading at 7.40 p. m., arriving at Pottsville at
Pottstown Accommodation Train: Leaves
Pottstown at 6.45 a. m.; returning, leaves Phila
doplua at 4.00 p. tn.
Columbia Railroad Trains leave Reading at
7.15 a. in. and 0.15 p. in. for Ephrata, Litiz, Lan
caster, Columbia, &c.
Perkiomen Railroad Trains leave l'erklomen
Junction at 9.00 a. in. 3.10 and 5.30 p. return
ing, leave Sobwenkville at 6.10, 8.12 a. in. and
12.45 noon, connecting with similar trains on
Colebrookdale Railroad trains leave Potts
town at 9.00 a. ni. and 6.20 p. nt. for Sit. Pleasant,
arriving there at 10.20 a. in. and 7.20 p. m., re
turning, leave Mt. Pleasant at 7.00 and 11.00 a.
m . connecting with similar trains on Reading
RR . .
Chester Valley Railroad trains leave Bridge
port at 8 30 a. in., and 2 05 and 5 02 p. in.,
ing, leave Downingtown at 6.30 a. m.,12.45 noon,
and 5.15 p. m., connecting with trains on Reading
tm Sundays: Leave New York at 5.00 and 8.00
p. m. Philadelphia at 8.00 a. m. and 3.15 p.
the 16.00 a. in. train running only to Reading,)
leave Pottsville B.bo a. Harrisliurg 5.35 a. m.,
4.10 and 11.00 p. in., and Reading at 1243, mid
nialit, and 7.15 a. in. for Harrisburg, at 7.20 a. in.,
and 12.55 midnight, for New York and at 9.40 a.
M. and 4.25 p. m. for Philadelphia.
Commutation, Mileage, Season, School and
Excursion Tickets, to and freini all points, at
Baggage checked through; 100 pounds allowed
each Pa 9SC nger
H.R...nEso, PA., Nov. 22, 1.36 U, [dec3-tf
READING AND COLUMBIA R. R.
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22d, 1.8.69,
JW-sENGER TRAINS WILL RUN ON THIS
ROAD, AS FOLLOWS:
Reading .....10:30 a. m
~ ..... 5:30 p. ra
10:30 a. in ‘..
I 4t»easter.....B:lsA. m
clumbla a. ni
7:15 a. in. Lancaster.....9:2s a. in.
0:15 p. m. .....8:25 p. m.
7:15 a. m. Columbia .....9:35 a. m.
6:15 p. m. I, 810 p. zn.
Trams 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 at 8:15 A. M. and
Columbia at 8:10 A. M. connects closely at Read
ing with Train for New York.
Tickets can be obtained at the Offices of the
New Jersey Central Railroad, foot of Liberty
etreet, New York; and Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad, 13th and Callowhill streets, Phila.
Through tickets to New York and Philadel
phis sold at all the Principal Stations, and Bag
gage Checked Through.
Mileage Ticket Books for 500 or 1000 miles,
Season and Excursion Tickets, to and from all
points, at reduced rates.
Trains are run by Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Time, which is 10 minutes faster th an
Pennsylvania Railroad Time.
nov2B-09411 GEO. IF. GAGE. Sur . .
Coal, Lumber, &c.
EHLER, BRENEMAN & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
COAL, OF THE BEST QUALITY.
YARD—COIL WATER ST. AND PA. R. R.
Orricz—NO. 9 EAST ORANGE ST., •
LANCASTER PA. (doe 18-ly
R. B. MARTIN, HERBERT THOMAS,. JOHN S. MASON
FEET OF DRY LUMBER.
MARTIN, THOMAS & CO.,
OOLUMBIA, LANCASTER CO., PA.,
At LOCK HAVEN, CLINTON COUNTY, PA.,
WHITE PINE, HEMLOCK,
RIN WA G LNUT, ASH,
BOX BOARDS, Lo. io
Hats, Caps, Furs, &c.
SMITH & AMER,
EAST KING ST., LANCASTER, PA.,
ALL KINDB OF
HATS AND GAPS.
sr All or.ler4 protopt. attended to.
NO. 2O NORTH QUEEN STREET
LANCAsiTER, PENN 4
Latet style Fall and Winter HATS and CAPS
in ail qualities and
LADIES' FANCY FURS,
We are uow opening the largest and most
complete assortment of Ladies' and Children's
FANCY FURS ever offered In this market, nt
very low prices.
ROBES! ROBES!! ROBES!!!
Buffalo Robes, Lined and unlined; Hudson Bay
Wolf, Prairie Wolf, For, Coon, &c.
Of all qualities, to which we would particularly
invite the attention of all persons in want of
articles in that line.
GLOVES, GAUNTLETS and MITTS
DU DK SKIN
I.ES II ER,
KID, &e., ie
Fltle Yin' Trimmed Gloves, Gauntlets
Mitts and Hoods.
PULSE WARMERS and EAR MITTS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
Fl ERIZUNG':i CHAMPION SAFES
PHIL\ DELrn lA, ..Clll. 1, PO,
1%11113911 . 4. FA IMEL, lIERRINU Sc. CO., 6291:hest
GENTLEMEN: We have just examined, with
the very greatest satisfaction, our Safe, pur
chased of you.some years ago, and which pass
ed through our destructive fire last night.
We find the contents , without exception, en
tirely unharmed, merely slightly damp,and we
feel now in a condition to commence our busi
ness again, having every book perfectly safe.
We shall in a few days require a larger one,
and will cull upon you.
JAMES EARLE & SONS.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27, 1869.
Blessas. FARREL, HERRING m CO.
GENTLEMEN: in the year 1856, I unfortunately
was in business in the Artisan Building, which
was destroyed by fire on the 10th of April. I
had then in use what I supposed was a Fire
proof Safe, but upon opening it I found every
thing was destroyed, and fire burning therein.
You will recollect gentlemen, there were
several of your Safes in that fire, also several in
the fire at Sixth and Commerce streets. the next
May, five weeks afterwards, all of which upon
being opened proved they were fire-proof in
deed-, for I witnessed the opening of the most
of them, and in every case the contents were
preserved, while Safes of other relaters were
caprtially or entirely destroyed. I art nce con
cluded to have something that I could depend
upon, and purchased one of your Safes.
The Safe I purchased of you at that time was
subjected to a white heat (which was witnessed
by several gentlemen that, reside in the neigh
borhood) at the destruction of Marble Paper
Factory, 921 Wallace street, on the afternoon
Snd evening of the 24th inst. After digging the
afe from the ruins, and opening it this morn
ing, I was much pleased to had everything, con
sisting of books, papers, money and silverware
all right . I shall want another of your Safes as
soon as I min get a place to continue my busi
ness in. I mild not rest contented with any
other make of Safes. _ _ _
G. A. NICOLLS,
HERRING'S PATENT CHAMPION SAFES,
the most reliable protection from fire now
known. HERRING'S NEW PATENT BANK
ERS' SAFES, combining hardened steel and
iron, with the Patent Franklintte, or SPIEGEL
EISEN, furnish a resistant against boring and
cutting tools to an extent heretofore unknown.
FARREL, HERRING & CO., PHILADELPHIA
HERRING, FARREL & SHERMAN, NO. 251
lAUG, REINOEHL. JAC. REINOEHL, JR.
(A & J. RVINOEHL,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS
COPAL, WHITE, COFFIN, BLACK ANT)
NO. 100 NORTH QUEEN STREET,
(In the Keystone Building,)
Also, Mahogany Boards z 'Veneers and
Mouldings of diflbrent sizes and pat
terns. All kinds of Turning, such
as Bed Posts, Table Legs,
Spokes, Hubs, Felloes,
, e right, let us strive on to finish the work
we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to
Manufacturers and Dealers in
SHULTZ & BROTHER,
BLANKETS AND LAP RUGS
THE lIVIINING OF EAHLES'
Marble Paper Manufacturer
BROADWAY, COL MURRAT ST.,
HERRING & CO., CHICAGO
111 RRING, FARBEL 1t SHERMAN,
Also, AXLES, SPRINGS, &e. [Jon 8-Iyr
CHAR. H. AMER
JOB PRINTING DONE,
FATHER ABRAHAM OFFICE,
Will doll it to their nitere,4l to give to , a call
NEWSPAPER, HOOK AND JOll PRINTERS,
I ZI BEST KID GLOVES.
), 1 111 ..;
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS
SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER. Formula of Man
agement and list of prices sent on application.
(A PERFECT FIT WARRANTED.)
A fine assortment of
LADIES MERINO VEST,
NO. 35 EAST RING STREET,
UNDERCLOTHING, STOCKINGS, GLOVES,
COLLARS, CUFFS, SLEEVE BUTTONS,
Al gent's ware generally, at
Ant veer sus grosser shtook goods—suitable
ter Krishdogs, Nei-Yohrs un onnery Presents—
i Hole-Dicher, Schnup-Dicher, Collars, Hem
-1 *mei IS , nep, g'ehtickte Hemmer - fronts Pocket
IBieber, Perfumery Hohr-CEhl, Cigar Casa, un
onuery fancy artic les one
Z. ,I. EILISMAWS,
4i St North Queen Street., Lancaster.
(Om sign fum gross Mitreslich Hem.) [noSID-ly
Book and Job Printing.
p 413Cii COCHRAN,
BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS
PLAIN AND FANCY PRINTING
OF ALL KINDS.
From the hi rgest POSTER to the smallest CARD
or CIRCULAR, executed Se the best style, and
at reasonable prices.
,Orders from a distance promptly attend
OFFICE—NO. 18, SOUTH QUEEN STREET
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LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER E", 1869.
THE BEST AND CHEAPEST PLACF.
To get all kind~ of
IS AT THE
40L7T11 QUEEN STREET,
Two Doors North of Express Office
ALL IN WANT OF
RAUCH & COCHRAN,
_Furnishing Goods, tte.
LECHLER & BRO. ;
Fine White Shirts,
NECK TIES, BOWS, REGALIA,
L'itcBT-CLASS GOODS ONLY
No. 4134 NORTH QUEEN ST., Lancaster
MEMORIES OF THE OLD KITCHEN.
Far back in my musings my thoughts have
To the cot, where the hours of my childhood
I loved all its rooms,
to the pantry and hail,
But that blessed old kitchen was dearer than
Its chairs and its table, none brighter could be
For all its surroundings were sacred to me,
To the nail in the ceiling, the latch on the
And I loved every crack of that old kitchen
I remember the fireplace with mouth high and
The old-fashioned oven that stood by its side,
Out of which, each Thanksgiving, came pud
dings and pies,
That fairly bewildered and dazzled our eyes;
And then, too, Saint Nicholas, slyly and still,
Came down every Christmas our stockings to
But the dearest memories I'd laid up in store,
Are of the mother that trod that old kitchen
Day in and day out, from morning till night,
Her footsteps were busy, her heart always
For it stemed to me then that she knew not a
The smile was so gentle her face used to wear;
I remejnber with pleasure what joy filled our
When she told us the stories that children so
They were new every night, though we'd
heard them before,
From her /ins, at the wheel, on the old kitch
I remember the window, where mornings I'd
As soon as the daybreak to watch for the sun,
And I thought, when my head scarcely reach
ed to the sill,
That it slept through the night in the trees on
Am! the small track of ground, that my eyes
there could view,
Was all of the world that my infancy knew;
Indeed, I cared not to know of it more,
For a it-orld in itself was that old kitchen floor.
To-night those old visions come back to their
But the wheel and its music forever are still,
The band is moth-eaten, the wheel laid away,
And the fingers that turned it lie mould'ring
The hearthstone, so sacred, is just as 'twas
Anti , t roices of eliiltlren ring out there
The sun through the window looks in as of
But it sees stranger feet on the old kitchen
I ask not for honor; but this I would crave,
That when the lips speaking are closed in the
My children will gather theirs round at their
And tell of the mother that long ago died;
'Twould he more enduring, far dearer to me,
Than inscription on marble and granite could
To have them tell often, as I did of yore,
Of the mother that trod the old kitchen floor
A ' , OLDIIEWS THANKS(4I iN(I STORN
lied and sullen, like the eyes of some
baneful demon, -the low sun glowed
through the tangled depths of the Novem
ber woods, casting bloody lines of light
across the fallen trees, whose mossy
trunks were half hidden in drifts of faded
yellow leaves, and evoking faint, sweet
scents, like orient sandal wood and teak,
from a thousand forest censors, hidden
away, who knows how or where. And
through that line of dull flaming fire the
sky frowned—a leaden-gray concave,
freighted, as the weatherwise could tell
you, with snow-flakes sufficient to turn
that broken forest into a fairy grove of
pearl and ermine. So the daylight was
ebbing away from this Thanksgiving eve.
"Now I wonder where I said
John Siddons, pausing abruptly in the
scarce visible path that wound among the
trees. "As completely 'turned round' as
though I stood in the deserts of Egypt!
I wish I had been sensible enough to keep
the high road; these short cuts generally
turn out very long ones. However, if
I keep straight ahead, I must inevitably
emerge from these woods somewhere,
He down upon a mossy stump, lean
ing his head carelessly on one hand, while
with the other he played unconsciously
with the worn rim of his blue soldier's
cap—a slender, pleasant-faced young man,
with gray-blue eyes, and dark hair thrown
back from a bronzed forehead, which had
been touched by the fiery arrows of many
a Sot thorn sun in lonely swamps, and
along the fever-reeking shores of sullen
"Homeless, homeless!" he murmured
to himself. "I wonder how many others are
sayingthe same thing this Thanksgiving
eve? To think that I should tight thiough
the caripaign unhurt, and return with an
honorable discharge in my pocket to a
place *here no one cares whether I'm
alive cr dead, while so many brave fel
lows sere shot down by my side with
bullets that tore through a score of hearts
at home, carrying sharper pangs than
death lia to give! It's a queer thing to
have only one relative in the world, and
he a total stranger. If I find this second
cousin or my father, he'll probably kick
me out of door for a shiftless, soldierly
vagaboal. But hang it, a man can't live
alone like a tortoise in the shell. I re
member wondering, when I was a boy,
why the Madeira vines over the porch
stretched out their green tendrills, and
seemed to grope through the sunshine for
something to cling to, I think I under
stand it now."
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care for him who shall have borne the battle, and
for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may
achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace
among ourselves and with till nations."—.4. Z.
ZENAS CAREY'S REWARD.
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lie rose up and walked on through the
trusset leaves that rustled t,nkle-deep be
neath his tread, still musing—musing;
trying to study out the unknown quanti
ties in life's great equation, while the sun
went down behind a link of lurid clouds,
and the chill night wind began to sigh
sorrowfully in the tree-tops. And sud
denly the sturdy woods tapered off into a
silver-stemmed thicket of white birches,
and the white birches fringed a lonely
country road with a little red house be
yond, whose windows were aglow with
lire-light, and whose door-yard was full of
the peculiar perfume of white and maroon
Zenas Carey was leaning over the gate,
surveying the stormy sunset with critical
" I told Melindy so!" ejaculated Zenas,
apparently addressing himself to the
crooked apple tree by the road. " I bet
my best steer we have a good old-fashioned
f ill of snow to keep Thankagivin' with.
I smelt it in the air this mornin', but
women don't never believe nothin' until
it comes to pass right under their noses,
This rather obscure sentence was nipped
in the bud by a footstep at his side. Zenas
turned abruptly to reconnotrie the new
"Will you be kind enough to give me a
glass of water, sir?" said John Siddons,
" Sartin, sir!" said Zenas. "So you're
a soldier, hey?"
"A returned soldier," said Siddons,
draining the cool element from the cocoa
nut shell that always lay close to the
well-curb at the side of the house.
"Goin' home to keep Thanksgiviu'r'
" Home! Sir: I /wrc no home!
Siddons had spoken sharply, as if the
thought were goading to him. Zenas put
out his brown-knotted hand and grasped
the retreating man's arm.
"My boy," he said, with kindly ab
ruptness, "you're a soldier, and to tell lily
your looks, I should guess you were about
the age of him that is buried at Gettys
burg—my only sonl I love that blue uni
form for Davie's sake, and if there's a sol
dier in the world that hasn't a home to go
to on Thanksgivin , eve, there's a corner
for him by Zenas Carey's fireside. Come
in, sir! come in! You're weloome as the
John looked into the wet eyes and work
ing face of the old farmer an instant, and
accepted his invitation without another
What a cheerful change it was, from the
frosty air and chill twilight of the lonely
road to the bright kitchen with its spot
less board floor, and fire of resinous pine
logs! And when Melinda Carey drew a
hump-back rocking chair to the hearth
for him, and spoke a word or two of' wel
come, John Siddons wondered if the eyes
of the mother who died when he was a
babe, had not beamed upon him just so!
" I told mother so this very morning,"
said Zenas, with a triumphant flourish of
his hand, as he stirred up the logs to a
waving, glorious sheet of flame.
" Says I, Meliidy, we'll kill the biggest
turkey, and I'll pick out the yallerest
pumpkins on the barn floor. And, says
she, "what for, Zenas, when there's only
us two to eat 'em?" and says I, "Mother,
Davie was here last Thanksgivin' with
his new uniform, as brave and handsome
as you'd often see!—now mother don't
Zen.is interrupted himself to stroke his
wife's gray hair with a strangely tender
touch, and went on :
"Says I, `He's gone where its Thanks
givin' all the year round, now, my poor
boy—my brave boy! but' says I, we'll
make somebody welcome for Davie's sake;
won't we, mother?' And now, sir, you'll
spend to-morrow with us, and tell me about
the battle of Gettysburg, where Davie died,
crying out with his last breath, not to let
the flag be captured!"
Zenas' voice died out in a choking, gasp
ing sob. John Siddons laid his hand
softly on the rough, toil-hardened hand of
the farmer, while a pang of envy shot
through his heart. Ali!• it was almost
worth while being shot down in battle, to
be missed and mourned like dead David
"0, wife," wailed Zenas, when John
Siddons had fallen asleep in the little cor
ner room that had been the lost boy's ; "it
is almost like having Davie back again !
Wife, I fight my great sorrow down every
night, but every morning it rises up again
more than ever ? God help every parent
whose home is made desolate by the field
Thanksgiving dawned through a white
whirlwind of driving snow that eddied
among the gnarled boughs of the apple
trees in mad frolics, and edged the old
stone wall with dazzling ermine. And
the fiery sparks, careering swiftly up Zenas
Carey '8 wide chimney, met the steadily
falling snow half-way, and gave battle,
while the hearth glowed with ruddy
brightness, as if it knew all about the
Governor's Proclamation, and approved
You have a cozy little farm here, Mr.
Carey," said John, as they walked through
the snow storm to the church, whose spire
nestled among tl everlasting hills beyond.
" If I was only sure of it, sir," said
Zeuas; with a sigh. " But I've been hard
put to it, to get along these times. Taxes
and such like come heavy on poor men,
and I've had a run of ill luck, so that the
place is mortgaged to its full value, and to
a hard man—one that, will sell the home
you've been born and brought up in, as
soon as eat his breakfast, so that he can
make money by it. It will be a black day
for Melindy and me when we have to leave
the Rock Farm ; but it must come soon,
and I don't much care what becomes of
CASH RATES OF ADVERTISING
Teo linca of Non pa roil con titittr a Swim:,
1 week.... $ 75 $1405210 $ 3 50 $ 6 004 11 150
2 weeks... 120 ISO 270 4 501 800 14 CO
3 weeks... 150. 220 330 600 ' , 1000', 17 00
1 month... 175 260 390 70W12 00 10 00
2 months.. 2 75' 400 6 00i 10 001 V
20 00 28 60
3 months.. 400 0 00/ 9 0 0 01 14,00 80 00 0
6 months.. 700 11 00 10 50, 25 00, 40 00 70 00
1 year 12 00 , 'A/ 00 ! 80 00 40 00 1 00 00 10 09
Executors' Notice 02 60
Administrators' Notice 2 60
Assignees' Notice ~ 2 60
Auditors' Notice 1 60
SPECIAL NOTICES—Ten cents a line for the
first insertion, and Seven cents a line for eack
REAL ESTATE advertisements, Ten ()mita a
line for the first insertion and rive cents a lute for each additional insertion.
Sir - ALI KINDS or JOB PRINTII4G executed
with neatness and despatch.
me afterwards. I tell you,• sir, when a
man has lived to my age under one roof
tree, he don't take very kindly to bein'
moved. Men are like forest trees, sir
you can take a young 'un and do as you
please with it, but if you. transplant an
old 'un, it dies. Let us talk of something
else, Mr. Siddons. I oughn't to complain
on Thanksgivin , day."
John looked with a feeling of actual rev
erence at the hard-featured old man,whose
simple soul, borne down as he was by
debt, and grief, and age, could still linTl
something to be thankful for.
The turkey and pumpkin pies were
smoking on the round table when John
and Zenas returned from the church ; and
Mrs. Carey had brought out her " flowing
blue" plates, and her choice old-time sil
ver spoons, in honor of their guest. There ,
was no beverage but coffee, that never knew
the shores of Java, and a pitcher of cold.
sparkling cider ; but champaigno could
not have been more cordially dealt out by
Zenas ; and Mrs. Carey's smiling kind
ness gave a sparkling flavor to the chick
orized rye, that is sometimes lacking in
The table was cleared away, and they
were sitting around the fire, when the
door was opened, and Deacon Evarts en
tered, bringing a snow drifton the should
ers of his shaggy overcoat.
" Well, I am beat !" quoth Zenas.—
" Take a cheer,
Deacon. Let me hang
your coat afore the fire to dry."
Can't stay," said the Deacon, giving.
himself a shake like a black water-dog on
his hind legs. " I thought you'd like to
hear the news, so I just dropped in on my
way to my darter's Thanksgivin' dinner:'
" News . what news ?" exclaimed Ze
nas, while his wife dropped her knitting.
" Do tell ! then you ain't heerd ?"
" I ain't heerd nothiu' but the wind a
howlin' down the chimbly, and Elder
Smith's sermon this mornin'," said Zena,
a little impatiently.
" The squire's dead, up to the great
"Dead ! you don't tell me so. That's
the man I was speakin' of as holds my
mortgage !" exclaimed Zenas, turning to
John Siddons. " And when did it hap
pen, Deacon ?"
" Died last night, sir, just about night
fall, as quiet as a lamb. There wan't no
body with him but the ohl houeo-keeper—
Yolks didn't s'pose he was dangerous. And
lawyer Ovid says there's a reg'lar will,
and he's left his property to the only re
lative he had livin' ; a soldierin' fellow
that he'd never so much as seen—one
Sedgewick, Sibley, or—what was his name.
now ? And how he's fell heir to alt
Squire Ailesford's property, and that's a
pretty considerable windfall!"
"'Was the name Siddons ?" asked the
soldier, who had hitherto listened to the
conversation in silence.
"That's it," said the Deacon, givln;
his knee a sounding slap. '
" Peter "tilesford was my father' , ,
cousin," said the young man, quietly.
Land of Goshen," ejaculated Deacon
Everts, with , growing veneration for the
heir to the old Squire's money. " Now
really ! that's kind of providential, ain't
it To think that you should be right
here on the spot !" •
" I was in search of Mr. Ailesford's
house when I met you,"
" said Siddons,
turning to Carey—" but as I was una
ware of what sort of a reception L might
get, your kind invitation decided me tf.•
wait a day or two."
In vain the Deacon tried to " pump"
the young soldier. John Siddon was civil
ly uncommunicative, and the Deacor.
finally took leave, burning to unfold his
his budget of news elsewhere.
" I hope, sir," said Carey, uneasily,
when they were once more alone, " you
won't be hard about that mortgage. I'm
a poor man, and—"
Mr. Carey," said John, quietly, "you
shall burn that mortgage on this hearth
the very day I come into possession of my
relative's papers. No thanks, sir ; I have
not forgotten that Imes a "stranger, and
you took me in." Do you suppose that I
shall ever cease to remember the welcome
of the Thanksgiving hearth ? I never
knew either father or mother, but to-day
I have fancied what their kindness might
"It was for Davy's sake !" sobbed Mrs.
Carey, fairly overcome.
" Then for your dead son's sake will
you let me fill his place towards you.
Last night death took from me the only
one in the world to whom I was allied by
ties of blood: do not turn me from your
"The Lord bless the—the Lord make
Iris face to shine upon thee, my second
son V' said the old man solemnly.
Slowly the dusk gathered athwart the
hills, with wailing and whirling drifts of
snow—slowly the darkness wrapd them
round; but in 'Lens Carey's steadfast sou:
the light of an eternal Thanksgiving was
burning; and his wife, with tearful eyes,
mused upon her two soldier boys—one
dead at Gettysburg, the other sitting at
her side.—lfarper's Weekly.
AN elder of the Methodist Conference
in Ohio, who is blessed with large feet,
relates the following at his own expense:
Stopping one night at the house of a
sister, he overheard her iu the morning,
before he arose, instructing her boy ts.;
black the elder's boots. The boy urged
as an objection that it would "take al:
day to get around." Finally, yielding to
her entreaties, and taking one in each
hand, he hauled them across the floor
shouting, "Wha gee'round here, tan
CONNECTICUT already reports three
hundred divorces this year, with several
counties to hear from.
IN FATHER ABRAHAM.