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PENNSYLVANIA CENTRAL R. R.
On and. after. Monday, Nov. 15th, UlB9, trains
will leave the Peein's Railroad Depot, at Lan
caster, as follows: •
wserwAap f ea.saw4ona.
Pittsburg Ex.12:51 a.m. nein. Ex.....17. 5A0 15 a. m.
Emigrant ; Fr. 4.28 a t .v 011101 1 0 P
Mail. 11:15 " • • ....SW "
Mail No. 2, via Lo am T a Aey
C01umb1a.....11:15 (artive 1.. .. .1:25 p. m.
Fast Line..... 2:85 p.m. Pacific Express
Columbia As... 2:45 (leave).* "
Harrish , g Ac. 5:54 " Southern Ex
Lane. Train.. 7:84 " (leave) 4:10 "
(leave) • 5:31 "
MONDIY, NOV. 22. 1689
Great Trunk Linefrom the North an4dforth
west for Philadelphia, New York; Bead
ing Pottsville, Tamaqua, Ashland, Sha
mokin, Lebanon, Allentown, Easton,slph
rata, Litiz, .Laneaeter, Columbia, doe.
Trains leave Harrisburg for Now York as fol
lows : At 2.30, 515, and 8.10 a. m., and 1230 noon,
and 2.65 and .00 p. m., connecting with similar
trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad. and arils ,
ing at New York at 10.15 a. in., 19.06 noon, 8.85,
6.36 and 10.00 p. and 6.00 a. in. respectively.
Sleeping Cars pf the 2.80 mid 6.85 a.m.,
H A I
and 12.90 n ' +nit e nge. -
Leave • r I . Pate:Mlle
Tamaqua, e, d ikd alkailielein s ,
Pine Grove. Allentown and Pb elPhis, at
6.10 a. m., 2.55 and 4.10 p. M. th e 2. train stop
ping at Lebanon only:4.10. p. in• train stop
ping at all Stations, an
for Philadelphia, Pot e, Columbia, and all
immediate stations between saidi.pointe only.
For Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven and Auburn,
via Schuylkill and Susquetuuma Railroad, leave
Harrisburg at 8.40 p. ni.
Returning: Leave New York at 9.00 a. m.,12.00
noon, 6.00 and 8.00 p. tn., Philadelpnia at 8.16 a.
in. and 3.80 p. m.; sleeping oars aftompany the
9.00 a. in., 5.00 and 8.00 p. in. trains from New
York, without change.
Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphhat
7.30 a. m., connecting with simnartrain cm st
Penna. Railroad, returning from Itegiking at
am p. m., stopping at all stations; leave: Potts.
villa at 6.40, 9.00 a. in., and 3.04 p. ra.; Herndon at
9.80 a. m., Shamokin at 6.40 and 10.40 a.m.; Ash
land at 7.65 a. in., and 12.30 noon Tamaqua at
8.38 a. in., and 2.20 p. in., for Philadelphia and
Leave Pottsville. via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad at 8.16 a. m. for_Harrisbarg,and
11.30 a. m. for Pine Grove and Tremont.
Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves
Pottsville at An a. in., passes Rlding at 7:30 8 ,
in., arrivinvg. Philadelphia at 1 a. m., retain
ing leaves "Tbiladelpha at 4: 66m.p , passing
Reading at 7.40 p. m., arriving at Pottsville at
9.1 p p. m.
Pottstown Accommodation Train, Leaves
Pottstown at 6.46 a. in.; returning, leaves Phila
delphia at 4.00 p. in.
Columbia Railroad Trains Seavo neaaag at
.7./11 4 0.1n..4041 6.16 p. in. for 111/kratit, Lltill, L.M.
caster, Conunbia, Sc.
Perkiomen Railroad Trains leave Perkloineu
Junction at 0.00 a. in. 3.loittui 6.30 p. m 4 return
ing, lealte SchWenkville at 6.10 , 8.12 a. in. and
12.45 n ding Ooyonnooting with similar trains on
Oolebr kdale Railroad trains leave Potts
town at9.00/a. m-, and 6.90 p. m. for Mt. Pleasant.
arriving there at 10.20 p.. and 730 p. in., re
turning, leave Mt. PI at 7.00 and 1.1.00 a.
m. connecting with elm trains on Reading
Cheater Valley RaitroV
in.,ins leave Bridge
port at 8.86 a. and 206 5.09 p. In., return
i, leave DowningtOwn at 6.80 a. m.,19.45 noon,
and 5.15 p. m., connecting with trains on Reading
On Sundays: LeaVexiffeW York at 5.00 and 8.00
thePhiladelnhia at Ago a. in. and Reading,) n
(4.00 a. m. tisit i cing onlY to
leave Pottsville tr. At.L.ux_rrisourg 5.36 mid.
4.10 and 11.00 p. 111., Reading ar, ma&
night, and 7.15 h. Z. for Harrisburg, st, 7.20 a. in.,
and 12.55 midnigkt, for New York and at 9.40 a.
in. and 4.25 p. M. for Philadelphia.
Commutation; Mileage, Season, School and
Excursion Tickets, to and from all points, at
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G. A. NICOLLS,
RIADING, PA., Nov. ft, lel, [decB•tt
READING AND COLUMBL4 R. R.
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22d, 1860,
PASSENGNR. TRAINS WILL RUN ON THIS
IIOAD, Aft FOLLOWS
Lanoast,er 8.111 a. in. Reading 100 a. m.
16 11.10 p.m. " bate v. m
Columbia ale a. m. 10410 a.
SOO V. " mo
..... 7:15 a. m. Lanoaater.....936 a, m.
6:15 p. m. 11 .....8.35 p.m.
7515 a. m. Columbia ... -VAL m.
" .... 1:10 p. in. •• .....&I0 p. m.
Trains leaving Lancaster and Columbia as
above, malts close connection at • - . • with
and /built On 'Ph . •, , and
Reading *a , and-West on . .." , m y
Road. Train lea LIW at 8. rA. IC and
Columbia at MO . tdseelp itt iMa
ing with Trath for sw
Tickets can hew • ea, tto a " ' of • e
New Jersey cos :_,,_L• .. - - _ I. .
street NalrrOrk ' . . l a - i ii .:r . . . r.....„, .. g
wsuastlBth end • •, • -1 c ^ • ' . 1, .L-
talked/ . • • Or •• . i r 7- el.
phis k sola at the • .1. Itotionsond -
for 500 Or 1000 miles,
Season and eta, to sad honk_ all
points, at need Intel.
Trainsare runby Philadiaphia and Reading
Railroad Tim=ii i i r L . mlnntes hater than
novM4e4f) M . . F. GAGE. linol .
Coal, .Luakor s tea
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WHOLIS&LI .&ND RETAIL
COAL, OP TEE BEST QUALITY.
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to me the right, let ue etrire on to Pettit Me work
tee are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to
Hats, Caps, Puri,. &c.
SMITEI & AMER,
RALWAAPOG N ST.., .LANCASTRIR,
Idi►yiufneturere and Dealers in
HATS AND CAPS.
Aft- All orders promptly attended to.
SHULTZ & BROTHER,
NO. 20 NORTH QUEEN STREET
Latest style Fall and Winter HATS and ()APS
in all qualities and ccgers.
LANESS FANCY FURS,
We are nOW„opening the largest and most
complete assortment of Ladies' and Children's
FANCY FUltlirever offered in this market, at
very low prion.
ROBES! ROBES!! ROBES!!!
Buffalo Robes', lined and unlined; Hudson Bay
Wolf, Prairie Wolf, Fox, Coon, ite.
- BLANKETS AND LAP RUGS
Of all qualities, lo which we would particularly
invite the attention of all persona in Want of
articles in that line.
GLOVES, GAUNTLETS and MITTS
KID, &e., de
Ladies' Fine Fur Trimmed Gloves, Gauntlets
Mine and #ooda.
PULSE WARMERS and EAR MITTS.
wnoLzaal4l AMP RETAIL
HERRING'S CHAMPION SAFES.
THE BURNING OF EARLES?
PRILAIMILPHIA. Sept. 1, 1869.
Mesas. FAICREL, RIMMING & CO., 629 Chest
GIINTLZYSI i We have just examined, with
the very greatest satisfacblOn, our Safe, pur
chased of ion 'some years ago, and which pass
ed throng our destructive - Ere last night.
We' • ha contents, without exception, en
tirely unharmed, merely slightly damp,and we
feel now in a condition to commence mir busi
ness again, having every book perfectly safe.
We obeli in a few days require a larger one,
and will tall upon you.
JAMBS EARLS L SONS.
PHILMMILPHIA, Aug. 97,1889.
Maness. FABREL, HERRING Cif.
GRICI`LIIIIIN: In the year 1868, I unfortunately
was in business in the Artisan Buildin, which
was destroyed by are on the 10th of April. I
bad then in nee what I supposed was a Fire
proof safe, but upon optiebig it I found every
thing was destroYed, are burning' therein.
Yon will •reeollect, geatletnen, there were
several armor Safes In that fire, also several in
the Are at Sixth and Commeroestrests.the next
May, eve weeks afterward s , all or which upon
proved the were ilre-proof in
deed; fth I witnessed the Opening of the Most
of Mann, and in every ease the contents were
preserved, while Oates off other makers 'were
yor entirely deskoyed. lat
upon, and pnrobased one of your Baffles.
Bee I purchased o w
at that time was
subjected to a white heat which leas 'Witnessed
by several gentheinen tha reside In the neigh
borhood) the der t4o* of My_iftis4 i e IMper
Factory, MI Wallace street, on lam . rimen
e.nd evening of the Mth ltd. After g the
Safe from the ruins, and opening it ern
inigivas much pleased to find eventhhiromen.
Ms of books, mem, money and eiliellware
all rig t. I shell went *nether ott your Selle s as
soon as I can get a place to 00iBung My busi
ness to. I comm not rest contented with any
other make of Safes. • •
CHARLES WILL .lAMEI
Idnliele note Karinikebterir.
HERRINIV7 (AVON 847198,
rs most taeti from are now
own. 8188 NSW AVM:LAME
RS+ SATWA. oembining hardened and
iron, with tno patent
MEN, furnath restett ill tr i tags ettaig
cutting tools W an extent heretofore own.
FARJOIL, BRRIONG • 00., PHILADELPHIA.
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COPAL, WHITE, COFFIN, BLACK 11111$
TuitEtITIKE, 494 es ,
NO. 109 I'ORTIMINON SMUT,
(tithe - ' lll l s— teue
Also, Midkorew Bsisds, Veneers and
Mouldier; of dilluebt erns sad
taros. All Mbar e•f l rerft*sneX -
as Bed raft, Teble rep;
Spokes, Suites velum,
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CHAS. H. AMER.
It was Christmas Day, 1888. The morn
ing sun smiled on the glittering snow
flowers that nestled lovingly , in the arms
of the evergreens standing thickly in the
fbrest, or scattered hither and thither
through pleasure grounds. TO air was
keenly cold, but very clear. No danger of
any storm this morning. The smoke from
the chimneys rose in upright feathery
columns, the side next the spn being gild
ed by his rays. Every , thing /score a holi
day look. A sense of peaceful gladness
pervaded out doors and in, this happy
But long before old "SOP' with his
bright beams, or Bridr tand her of
smoke up, thr
to sleep - on this, and no
or of prudence controled them in
their white night dresses they
way into the warm, oozy sitting...moth
where the night before they had hung their
stockings in certain expectation that Sant*
Claus, who had never forgotten them on
any previous Christmas Eve excursion,
would remember them on this, Trem
bling with anticipation their little bare
feet and wee fingers confidetitly.npproach
ed the plump mysterious stockin.git "hung
by the chimney with care.'?. Nor were
they disappointed; , the patron "saint of
school boys and children had generously
and discriminatingly bestowed upon each
just what she most desired, and supreme
content filled the little bosoms. No fear of
their taking cold this morning. Excite
ment would have for them the effect that
pride often has for children of a larger
After a joyful half hour had been spent
in the contemplation Of their treasures,
the latter were carefully replaced in the
traditional repository and conveyed to bed
with their happy owners, for further and
closer inspection. No more sleep for Gera
trade and Minnie but a long series of
talks, interspersed with numerous chuck-
Hugs and violent commotion. of bed
clothes, as housekeeping with the new
dinner set and dolls was immediatelyin
stituted. They did not suspect, that whew
in the sitting room, they were silently. .
looked in upon by two or three of Banta
Claus' agente—mama, aunt Margaret and
bigeister Jeanie, who longed to Witness.
'the sweet !kith of the little innocents.
After a while the household was astir
and halls and bed-room doors echoed to
"Merry Christmas ” greetings. Saute,
the bountaftd, had visited every room, Mr.
and Mrs. Ambrose,. aunt Margaret, lea,
Me, Grandfather, even Bridget and black : I
Lilly were appropriately remembered.
The cerfal breakfast roes* was filled
with , thepleasant fragrant* of flowers,'
joyous salutations, Old enolamations of
pleasure and surpripe, as Muth dhiplaypd a
iiift, po l st ie le cr si err par u
Santa I many ine eyes an large heart
"Christmas comm but once a year "
sagely announced Mr. Ambrose, and each
seemed bent on match* the most olfae.
allowance. Was ever a happier
circle, or pleasanter brealdreat, spar
with merriment andlirelY BON; wa n
nothing to complete' its plcitature 1' ' ikl"
ing t ab, blue not Rea Vela
'was in 'spite .:
aif the: sky, there a
Bobs.the eldest and dearest, was ft,'
and &bard from choice. °Plate a r
had *weed between father and son. Years.
befaris,-wW Mr. Ambrose was $ school
boy, amblftity had arisen between him
and .Joseph Sutherland, prompted lry .
jealousy ou one side and stimulated by
pride on the other. In mdlege, the die-
cord was undiminished, and when . the;
. • men loft Oak,4lina Mater and en-.
, the sow% vt, Nimaam Ufe, Joseph'
zi . .4 ,awaisii his opposition .to
4,rther AMlgreaft Itato overy whir where
their intereatafinet and Xr. dm:theme had. seen fit .talltglfs a conciliatory over-:
Three years *Wpm our story opens,
*tem **Son of .. An:se_ , mul
is hit& wa
mu*" e Ma
way,” ` mi
ght T u tu of the bete
Poimseml to 'mike sock
uncomfortable, had gone to the other ex-
In the East a star doth rise
Lunt heavy ( elre
Spar the angels • o voicing
Glory fiestki God, and then
Noce on earth, gOod•wial to Wong
All ye dwellers, lone and low,:
.0h: look and.livel
'Tie for you that star (loth glow
And promise give.
Glory first to God, and then •
Peace on earth, good-will to men!
All ye guilty, all ye weak,
It shines. for - on, •
Hope of purity to speak,
So to renew.
Glory first to God, and then
Peace on earth, good-win to men!
All ye loveless, desolate,
Claim this your star!
Since Jesus loves you, now, though late,
Read from afar.
Glory first to God, and then
Peace on earth, good-will to men.
All ye sore of heart and grieving,
Look up, be glad!
Christ shall teach the soul believing
To sing, though sad,
Glory fleet to God, and then,
Peace on earth, good-will to men!
OUR CHRISTMAS STORY.
It who had lavished upon her the
be of his affections, and who, howevir
...,ugh and selfish toward others, had ever
been kind and gentle to her, and sedulously
endeavored to be to his motherless child
. 41 the place of her, so• dear to both. This
Marge he had admirably fulfilled. Alice
er saw the dark spots of his disposi
en ; to her was always turned the sunny
Ode. No wonder then, that while her
heart crowned Robert Ambrose as • its
F g, she was unwilling to grieve him who
d until recently been all the world to
r. Three years had passed, and neith
,,„ the Ambrose granite nor the Suther
d flint had shown any token of yielding
alf. atom. Robert, had grown grave and
worn, and still worse, was becoming
ble. Alice, too, looked pale and un
• ppy. She Was no longer the light
ted girl, who dispensed the sunshine
' her father's house. This Christmas
ng hitd not a very cheerful, not at
a " merry," aspect to her. Her father
been sfimmoned sway some days
and el could not tell when he would
• again at home. The three old domes
had wished her respectfully a ".Merry
.ristmas,” she had presented them sun
, suitable gifts, and laid away carefully
dressing gown and embroidered slip
that were to please her father when
Pri any other day she would not have
lonely, but this bright beautiful
with its joyous , associations,
be received, Alice thought, in a
frame from that in which she
unelf. If her father had been at
would be very diftbrebt, but he
and try as she would, her usual
Its not at her command.
her solitary meal to the
t Mr. hrose's. There
.über the family and
of the festivities
Ay were these de
..ions to the neighboring
-aided, when the large sleigh
up to carry all off to church.
pealed the bells, louder and
they neared the town. The
were thronged with worship ers of
whose great gi ft more than e igh teen
hundred years ago has made all Ch ristmas
• o the happy sleighful never had the
da appeared so lovely and yet ;so sacred.
T church, when they had entered its
- bad never looked to beatitifully de
• . Surely the good pastor had nev
er preached so eloquently before. His
urn. seemed overflowing with the
of the love that on this day gave
to earth, and never, never had the
. rue "13 , 10ry tO.God in the Highest'
so full and complete, or the solo,
earth peace, good will to men" fallen.
so % tincUy upon the ear and Rivera,d, in
heart as fin this' occasion. Why was
As the party were about to drive off;
Alibi Satherhind,' standing on the church
steps, appuibft. ~ ~ _ g With her pale face,
and wistthl eyea,Ap• , . Ambrose', moth
erly haft, Elbe . . never shared her
husband's objedttion to the OWN of Joseph
Sutherland, and now she said, '
:We must.take Alice 'home with us,
poor child I Come ,glrls, sit up close i
Gertrude, your aunt Margaret wants you
on her lap. Alice, - Alice Sutherland, we
ore going to carry you off to Christmas at
oar house, jump in) here, beside me."
Alice was easily taken captive. The lonely
, - at Mine and the contrasting
t, joyous a 0
_ of the family
Ambmse homestead passed quickly
, , • . her mind, so with a heightened
• r sad 'brighter eye, ithegladly suffered
self to be helped is by Mr. Ambrose,
V , waif 'too well bred to allow any dia
. • May to a guest of his wife's.
sleigh =verbatim mingled with the
of bells and Alice's
• I boom to rise. Asrived at her des
:, ,n It would have been impossible to
t the kind attention and delicate sym
' ei of all the feminine portion of the
4 ° . old. She felt mesa like the Alice
91 olden time. Mc, AVOMPI seemed
•hed—lits heart was so ,verg tender to
l';-by the bright , sweetness of the girl,
' . the ieVertil time *band `himself think
sliolir like Atka is to her '
, unlike her father ." He did not know
. the b/nined Robert so very much, a ft er
i but then she was Joseph Sutherland's
, , . , notwithstanding her blonde com
, on mid winning manner—so granite
as itself again.
4.ll4VeMither had been detained longer
*an , hn ea - tid:To the serious illness
ilnd an ~- - , , death, and Mr. Sutheriand's
penned . . been regidied to arrange
stony "natters, and to comfort the bereav
-4 0448 A so that it was not until the morn
. g of Uhrilitaiat Day that heywas at liber
to start htinninarff.
At first, his thoughts, were upon the sad
he had left, and rom the afieetion
- left for this favorite brother and his
, fly, his feelings were UMW:WV tender.
he drew near Lome, hie thou Ats turn
and centered foundly up
a beloved Alb*: Tie re*W the few,
. Oh i Stich happy yore; he had spent
lal her mOther, tte 1% had bean led
. pen to pass th rough' the same sorrow
t was now crushing the heart of the
place in his heart, but Alice's
nature refused to give pain to the
nee Lb* Milk and
do all tohteh may
d a lastiag peace
widow he had parted from that morning.
Alice looked very like the one whose name
.she bore, but not so fresh or gladsome,
and s for the first time, the father was
willing to acknowledge to himself that he
was the cause of the alteration in his child.
He had often been angry with her for her
obstinacy, as lie was pleased to term it,
but never before had ho blamed himself.
Now his heart was subdued by the soften
ing touch of grief.
He thought it must be trying to those
so recently afflicted, to witness the festivi
ties of this joyous festival, and see all
around them so Ray, while they were in
the first throes of anguish ; and then he
thought, as he was not wont to think, of
Him who came on this day to bring
" peace on earth," and then he tried to
recall the rest of the words sung by the
angels on Bethlehem plain, until finally
the whole sentence came to his recollec
tion. " Good will to men"—he had never
thought of it before, but now it was in his
mind and ho could dwell upon nothing
else. As the train stopped at one of the
principal stations, the chimes of a large
church could be heard pealing forth Christ
mas music, and Mr. Sutherland, for the
first time in his life, desired to enter a
church. lie frequently attended service
in his own village, but only from habit,
never because he cared for any benefit he
might possibly receive. This morning,
his thoughts were less upon the festivities
in accordance with the occasion, than up
on the higher object of the day—upon the
"peace on earth." "Peace," "good will,"
seemed no dead letters to him now.
On sped the train, his longing to stop
for church ungratified. Alice again was
in his thoughts. What was she doing, all
alone all day ? for ho would not reach
home until night. She must be very lone
ly 1 Nobody to wish her" Merry Christ
mas” excepting the domestics. A lonely
Christmas dinner ; not even a present—
the first time she had ever missed that ;
but owing to his absence it had been
neglected this year. Not even a letter,
for thinking to reach home, he had not
written. Poor, pale Alice i it wail too
bad, it was all wrong. She ought never
to be left•so. What was he thinking of f
to * lre her all slow .Bot what else
he do ? - )1 , was
bat an 4
ta _se one , er
to guard -sr from such experiences
as et , was undergoing to-day. She ought
to have little bird-like voices wishing her
"Merry Chr istmas." She ought to have
rosy cheeks and happy eyes. And why
hadn't she ? Then his brow contracted.
If she had not been so silly and obstinate
as to like Robert Ambrose, the son of his
enemyl but what was that about "peace , '
and"good will ,, ? And wasn't there
something, too, about "loving enemies , ?
Love his enemy! How could he? Love the
man who always crossed his path trium
phantly But Alicewas not his enemy ;
should he be magnanimous enough to give
her to old Ambrose's son—old Ambrose,.
who—but when Mr. Sutherland thought
the matter all over, he could not tell, after
all, what Mr. Ambrose had done, except
ing to be 'more fortunate and summand
than himself, always, from a boy up.
That used to seem enough, but to-day,
somehow, things seemed different from
'ever before. lie. began to wonder if he
bad been at iltultAt-be began to wonder if
.Ite had evanbakagnod to Alice. Save in
lone matte! , hitegmeelenoe acquitted him
on that point. Qnshe other, he felt some
thing like silicon ; but that was a new
sensation tolls), and after a little he fell
asleep, tired of his thoughts; and weary,
too, from the watchinAmid solicitude of
the sick chamber he kad left.
The afternoon was waning, and, some
what wearied by Very pleasure, the Am
brose family chattered around the open
fireplace fur quiet chat. Gertrude and
Minnie held their dolls very closely, and
Aunt Margaret tossed her baby boy and
gave him laugh for laugh.
" King Sof," observed Jennie, " has
nearly completed his daily round, but he
seems loath to cause a shadow to: fall up
on the day he has done so much to make
" Yes " replied Alice, " and therefore
he is lavishing his royal store of •purple
and of on sky and mountain,% ere lie
" ," said Mrs. Ambrose, "he will
soon be sending some brilliant billet deux
to console us for his absence and assure
WI that it his bright thee is withdrawn,
his thoughts are still with us."
" What does mamma mean ?" whisper
edtiortrude to her father.
Look out the window, up at the sky,"
he animeired, "and perhaps you will see
The children rushed to the window to
search the sky for a bald dotm, and in a few
moments :exclaimed, "0, I know! I
know I mamma mama -the stars. There
are throe 5, and now them are four. But
how does thee, sun send them, papa ? I did
not know hoW t h e sun had any thing to
do with the itars."
Mr. Ambrose always answered his chil
dren's questions, unless they were beyond
him, as children's questions are some
times beyond the ken of human mind ; so
he mounted one on each knee and pro
ceeded to give Gertrude and Minnie an
elementary lesson in astronomy. When
he had finished, he told his little audience
that be could not instruct them gratis,
and should claim, as pa7ment, the song,
"Star of Wonder, which debt the youth
ful voices promptly and • harnibuiously
discharged. This import nit matter dis
posed of, Jennie seated herself at the
piatu. , _, soon all voices joined in glad carols
and Christmas anthems.
The sun had quite gone now ; dusk was
stealing closer and closer, but the singers
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WALL KINDS or JOB PRINTING executed
with neatness and despateii, • •
sang on, by the quivering light of the
wood fire. Thus an hour passed. and
Alice and Jennie commenced the duet of
Dr. Mulenberg's beautiful carol. As their
sweet voices joined in the stanza,
" Discord sure must cease
Who dare hate his brother'*
On this day of peace.
While the heavens are tolling
To mankind, good will,
Only love and kindness .
Should each bosom tin,"
Mr. Ambrose felt as if he were a guilty
man, to have lived so many Christmas
Days cherishing a bitter feeling against
any creature. In the frame of mind in
which he was now, at once soothed and
elevated, anger or any low passion seemed
so insignificant, so much cl earth, earthy,
that he wondered how he could have allow
ed himself to be so influenced.
He was so absorbed in his self-eOndem
nation that he did not hear the reabildnder
of the music, nor the door open. lie ,
however, two gentlemen advance
the firelight, and recognized his aon, b
ert. His greeting of surprise and 'plea
sure, attracted the singers and in a; ni.-
ment Alice sprang to embrace the . - ,',
visitor, who was none other thin:L. ..';
Sutherland. Mr. Ambrose's fl '1'7,1l
was that of displeasure, so Litt .. . . .' .
know ourselves, but when Mr. Sather ,
said, less elegantly than sincerely,
" Ambrose, I am a fool, and have been
all my life, but I have been thinking about
this thins all day, and I wish you would
agree with me to let by-gones be 'by
gones." Mr. Ambrose grasped his hand
and murmured, "who dare hate his broth
er on this day of peace." Mr. Sutherland
caught the last word, and with a firm
graspof Mr. Ambrose's hand resumed, "I
thought if you were willing we would
do this matter up square." So I called
on this young -inflow and brought him
along with me, and we will make it up to
Alice this way, in place of the present she
was to Wive had from her old father this
morning. " Alice, poor girl I" and WS
voice grew very tender, "I have not been
as good a father to you as I thou ght all
alone I was, but you shall be hap yet "
Alice, now more resembling a alion
than a lily, amazement predomina gin
her mind, still clung to her !athelr'
until Mr. Ambrose took her imi4; 111110111
"'Mk ,ktiMeril ,F ..- a.
changed_plaees to-day. Re tot light
my son Robert to his hajw. Onc e More,
and I consider it my prle to, 4 give
away the bride."
A. general laugh followed this little
sally, during which Robert advanced to
claim his Christmas gift. It was ,'s :; t
to tell which of the two faces looked 7 . -
pier—Robert's with its great gladness, i
Alice's in its complete restfulness. Still
more difficult was it to distinguish the
words they spoke as they talked together
in the farthest corner of the room. In
deed, it seemed hardly fair to bit to listen,
especially as the burden of that "old, old
story" is a household word to most of us.
'Jennie and Gertrude had left the room
#or lights, but soon returned and annotate
ed supper which all mustimmediately at
tend, in order to be in readiness fog. the
annual and indispensible Chriattaaa
games. The awkwardness, which, now
that •he had. made his intr oductory and
conciliatory speech, was.creeping over
Mr. Sutherland, was thus dissipated and
good feeling rapidly gained ground that
Mr. Sutherland quite won the heminof
the juveniles by his agility at blind manta
buff, and Mr. Ambrose wag amazed that
he ad, never'before seen Joseph Suther
land's good points.
Before separating, aunt Margaret said
to Jennie—" we will have the Giloria for
a good night," and every voice laed
on the words "peace on earth, good 'will
FTW7Tr7WT7.7117. 1 1
De Bowe's Bevieto gives the following
figures concerning the Confederate armies
during the war:
Confederate forces actively engaged, lad
2 1) 1 "
deathsTota , U. S. • 4
Lost of O.S. iCiriiiisoners, 1811-111, which
may be considered as total losses, on
account of the
_policy of non•ezehange
ices United Metes. ......... ••• I • 90 01 000
0. 8. A. by discharges, CUsability
and desertion 100,100
If this calculation, which is given. way
as an approximation, be comet, one4hird
of all the men actively engaged on the
Confederate aide were killed outright up
on the field, or died of disease and wounds;
another third of the entire number were
captured and held for an indefinite period
in Northern prisons, and of the remain
ing $2OO 000 at least one-half were brag to
the service by discharges and desertion.
At the close of the war the Confederate
States mustered scarce 100,000 effective
AT Aurora, Illinois, on Thursday Dec.
16th, twoyoung ladies named Addyman,
were walking past the residence of Sam
uel McCarty, accompanied by a younger
brother. As they reached the gate the
lad took hold of it, when 'lnstantly a gun
was discharged. A portion of the shot
struck one of the sisters in the month,
knocking out her teeth, and the ballance
of the charge lodged in the other lady's
shoulder. Both were severely injured.
The gun had been set with a spring to
shoot boys who pulled down the fence.
McCarty is one of the most respectable
citizens of Aurora. He will be arrested.
A PALACE hotel is to be constructed
out of the Lafarge House, New York, It
is to cost $2,000,000, and to have seven
hundred rooms, two thousand doors,
Men hundred windolvs, fifty corridors,
and seven acres of carpeting. It will ac
eommodate two thousand guests
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