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LANCASTER, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1880
Volume XVH-Ne. 97
Price Twe Cents.
THE HOLIDAYS AT
CHESTNUT, THIRTEENTH AND MA1ZKET STREETS,
AND CITY HALL SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA.
collection el rich goeils as here such as fath
ers, mothers, hrethcrs, sisters levers, leek for
a little later.
There U un end even efGilts. Our collection
Is large enough unl ricli otieiixli, one weulil
suppose, even Ter a less frugal city than
Philadelphia. Thc.-c j;eq:ls arc are nnwntthe
lielRhtel tlicirfjlery. The choicest or them arc
liens; ethers will cenn; of course ; but the
choicest are gehif;.
What Is equally te the purpose, buyer an:
new about its many as can be comfortably
served, ami the throng will be denser every
fair day till Christinas.
Sachets, tiilics.lamp-shailcs. pin-cushions,
boxes, in satin and plush, ciiihreiilcicil and
FirJ.t circle, southwest from the centre.
IHicliesse vi-stwith Point medallions, M;
the same may be seen cl.-cwhcre at iTO.
Nine counters, southwest from the centre.
I $1.33 te$l.VI.OO, all nii:iranlccl.
City-hall square cut ranee.
J Xew room, new tevii.
Outer circle, west ol'the Chest nut. stti'rt en
I) A catalogue el bonks may be hail at Un
hook counter. We anlvcry reader le h.ive
it. The list elehildi en's holiday books is es
Second counter, iierllieast from tin: eeulie.
Tliei-oniiilwegener.il st vies, one ele-ed
nt Ihehack, the ether epen: the latter is known
its coachman's style, in detail el trimming 1 here
Is great variety though there is also marked
simplicity, Great variety in cloths tee. ''..!)
Cloaks, tereign and home-made. Ourcnllcc Ourcnllcc
tien is iiiipri-eeih-nted, whether you regard va
riety, iiantity or value. A lady who buys a
cloak of any sort in Philadelphia without
looking these ever misses the best assortment,
lierhaiis, in the whole country. W.M te $i"(l.
Southeast corner of the building.
Misses' coats in mere than 70 cletlH,
shapes and decoration beyond counting.
.Sizes i te Hi years.
Ulstercttcs in r. cloths, ulsters in S cloths sinil
Jiavclecks in cloths. Sizes i te Pi.
tieiithwcst corner el the building.
UNDERWEAR AXJ HOSIER!.
We have the best goods the world alferds,
anil the next. best, and the next, and seen.
There is no place anywhere, where jeu can
nee se larj;e a collection et t he dill'erent gnules
nt goods, all passing for what they an-, and
nothing for what it. is net. cotton for cel ten,
mixed ler mixed, wool for wool, silk ler silk.
.MIIIX WA.V'JMAIi KK.
Outer circle, Chcstnul.strect, entrance te
Thirteenth street enlr.inee.
i Xew Eraireiilcrics aic alreaily in. Our
stock is new in the condition yen expect te
find it In at Xew Year's, , c. the spring novel
ties are here.
Third circle, southwest trein the eentie.
The choicest luxurious carpets; the imM
substantial carpets; the lowest prices: punc
tual service, J Ol I X W A X A M A K KK.
Market street front, up stairs.
Kveuiug silks in the Arcade, cast side.
The Name and many oilier patterns are within.
Next outer circle, southeast from the centre
JEi Our next spring's novelties in embroi
deries are just new received; tlcy u.-unlly
come ut Xew Year's. .......
Next outer circle, soul hwcM I'tiini the centre.
Ibices change daily. Our sales are large.
our variety alwavs large, and but little el any
one sort. "Compare prices. A quarter lwlew
tin: market is net uncommon.
Nine counters, southwest from the centre.
Sur linsteck of foreign cloaks as Phila
delphia has net before seen, 10 te sfiVl: shawls
near by : tlrcsscu up stairs.
Southeast corner et the building.
Furs of all sertsitre going fast. 1 hey went
last last year ami advanced in price as the sea
son advanced. They are going up again. We
shall net raise prices till we have, te buy. Lx
peet te And here whatever you want, Irem a
bit et trimming up.
Thirteeiilli street entrance.
CROATS AXI ULSTERS FOE CHILDREN.
j Net se great variety as for ladies; but
much larger than ati3-whcre else here.
Coats, 2 te C years: iu thirty dill'erent mate
rials, tlrab, bine and brown cords with llrecy
black t cellar and cutis et plush : also in ten
camel's hair cloth, trimmed v itli seal-cloth.
Coats, te IB vcars : in thirty cloths, trim
ined with plain stitching, plush, seal cloth,
chinchilla fur and velvet, $S te 1.
Ulstcrettcs, ti te 1G years ; in li ve clot lis, with
seal cloth cellar and cutis.
IJIMcrs, OtelC years: in eight cloths, 1 rim
med Willi plush stitching, heed and plush.
llavelecks, 4 te 10 vcars : two styles.
Our trade isjust what it ought te be ler
the lacililiesand advantages we enjoy.
JOIIX WAXAMAK KK.
Eastel central aisle, near Market street.
CHIXA AND GLASSWARE.
Tackloeng prcelaln, plate only, ler din
ner or dessert, live patterns, Si" teSWlpcr
llavhantl dinner sets ; Camille pattern, l in ;
elsewhere. $i00. Tressed, IM : elsewhere, Bm.
Tressed with Moresque bonier and decoration
of grasses and bntterllles, -.!i" ; elsewhere.
$275. The latter is In the Arcade, Chestnut
street entrance, te-day.
Tabic glassware, English, fctrawberry-ilia-mend
cut; every article required, ter the table
useful or ornamental.
Xerthwest corner et the building.
Anil a great vaiiety of oilier kinds. Alse
pocket books, embroidered leather card cases,
cigar cases, and everythiiisin leather goods.
Third circle northwest from centre.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Marki-t streets
and City Hall square.
Chestnut, Thirteentli and Market Streets,
And City Hall Square, Philadelphia.
WM. P. FBAH-EY'S
MONUMENTAL MARBLE WORKS
7C8 Nerm eneen Street, Lancaster, I'a.
MONUMENTS, HEAD AX1 FOOT STONES,
CEMETERY LOTS ENCI.OSKI, Ac.
All work guaranteed and satisfaction gi en
. in every particular.
N. II. Remember, works e. the extreme end
Ol North Queen street. in'jn
Te buy Holiday Gilts early is geed ad
vice: The best trade is early; and the best
trade carries off the best things.
VLFRED WRIGHT'S PERFUMES.
HIS Marv Stuart is probably tin: most
lasting el all the agreeable pcrf nines; none of
the lereign ones approach iu It is very rich,
strong and rull of life; it isagieeable te mere
persons, probably, tlian any ether perfume.
Wild Olive is next in popularity ; tills also
is singularly pewerlul and lasting. While
Ke-e is delicate anil lasting. .
Wekccpllioprelerred odors of all the llrst-cla-s
perl amers, such as Luhin, llailey, Atkin
son and Coudray ; but of Alfred Wiueht'swc
Kring an unncrfunieil handkerchief; and
you shall hive a sample or any odor von wish.
first circle, northwest from the center.
C KJLOREJI DRESS COODS.
The billowing, just received, are away
down in prices : French Camel's hair, 47 inch,
$.7 anil .?!": French cheviot suiting, silk and
wool, l.'ilueh, ..7."; French feule, all wool, 2S
Uy looking out. for such opportunities a lady
may often save halt.
.Nine counters, Thirteenth street entrance.
J LACK COODS.
) A lady wanting any or the following will
he obliged ler the mention of them ; Silk and
wool fSatin de I.yen, " cents: silk laced
veleurs, $1 ; lnemlc cloth, 7." cents; daiiiasse
dr.ip d' etc, fl.."Kl ; damxsse cashmere, $!..
All the prices exeupt the lirst are probably
below the -est of manufaetuie, and even the
lirst may be.
Xct outer circle, southwest Irem the Center.
IKKSSKS AXI) CLOAKS.
1 Our tKidere
ee Hires the largestand Ircshest
stock el' these goods, fringesjassemeiiterie or-
iinmciiti, girdles, tassels, spiues, rings, nans,
buttons. We have novelties net te be found
an v where else.
Xcxtnutcrciiclc, north west from the center.
O A few shawls are shown iu the Arcade;
gentlemen's dressing gowns and smoking
jackets iu the same ease. Mere are within.
Kasl el the Clicstuul street entrance.
Jl Our work-room i- full of preparation, se
lull that we cannot crowd it faster. We have
ready, also, alarge stock of llnlshi'd garments,
fin and furlinuJ.
We have saeifiies and dolmans in sealskin
dyed in Louden we have none but London Lendon Londen
dyed seal. We have them in great numbers,
and, of ceur-c, inallsi7.es ineludingextremes.
Prices, from $Ii" te $i"iO.
Loinleii controls the seal market et the
world There have been two advances in
price since our furs were bought. We shall
net advance till we have te buy again; we
have net advanced at all, as yet.
We have, at SlfiTi, seal saequcs such as you
will leek in vain ter cUcwhcrcat. the price.
Fur lined circulars and dolmans in very
great varieiy. We use mostly Satin de Lyen,
gres-grain, armureaiid brocade silk and sicil
ieiuie; ler mourning, Henrietta and llrap
d'Kle. The latter are 'made te order only.
We have everything worth having In sets.
trimmings, relics, gloves, caps and the tliou-saiKl-aiid-ene
little tilings lhat are kept in the
Thirteenth street entrance.
O Fell, all celnrsaud variety of style, ."iOc te
Jl.'-i; Ilannel, black, blue, gray, brown and
scarlet, if2.ru te $."i.7."i; satin, lilaek, $l.7." te
rli.."0 ; satin, blue, scarlet, brown and black,
Sl'iflll te f J l ; Italian cloth, black, ?l.i". te .".
The Variety is very great.
Southwest corner of the building.
" Xel ice 1 lie.se two sa:;. pies :
Clue chinchilla sack, velvet cellar and de
tachable cape, lined with Farmer's satin, horn
bul tens. $!..Vl, Is there another such coat for
.f;..-(i V We have sold hundreds el them.
I'rown-red-aud-eld-gold diagonal ulsleretle
soil wool lining, sleeves lined with a durable,
silk-straped fabric, horn buttons, JS..VI.
These are but but specimens el many. It
liievseeni inviting, ethers uiav be mere se.
See'them. ' JOHX WAXAMAKKIt.
Central aisle, next te the outer circle, Mar
ket s reel. side.
Jili'.KOXS AND MILLIXKKY.
V. Kibbons and Millinery, you knew, we
have much mere of than anvether house.
Xerlli efTliirteenth street entrance.
j A very great variety el the tinesl linens,
a very great varieiy ei staple linens, and the
lowest prices iu Philadelphia.
outer circle. City Hall Square entrance.
I J Xew goods jusl received from abroad. We
have, without doubt, the richest, and fullest
stock en this side of the Atlantic. We buy
from makers, direct, knew the quality of our
linen beyond question, ami keep below the
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
iJJ The very linest English and French hand
kerchiefs ami Milliters; handkerchiefs f l.i" te
$t.M; mulllers, $l.rm te $1.50. Elsewhere they
are. sold for a iirarter mere, at least.
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
I. ) Every Individual article et Merine or
Silk 1'iide'rwear that we buy we examine te
see whether the buttons are sewed en secuiely
ami whether the scams are right and properly
fastened. If anything is wrong, back the gar
ment gees te the irakcr, or we right it at his
Sncl: lias been our piactice for a year and a
half. Is there another merchant in! Philadel
phia who does the tame, or who watches the
interests et his customers in any similar way
Defects may escape us, ncverthlcss. Yeu de
us a laver. if you bring hack the least Imper
fection te be made geed.
Outer circle. Thirteenth street entrance.
Oiira-sertnient of all muslin undergar
ments is as tall as at any time of the year; and
when the demand for "such is net generally
strong we are often able te buy at unusual ad
vantage. We have very nearly the same goods
the year round : but prices vary mere or less.
Xew, for example, probably, there is net te lie
leiiudiu lliis city ei' iu Xew Yerk muslin un
dergarments equal te our regular steek except
nt higher prices. We knew et no exception
Southwest corner of the building.
Ji De you knew, many arc net. of Ruhbcr.at
all, and are net waterproof? We sell as many
as all Philadelphia besides; real articles only;
and guarantee them.
Central aisle, near Market street entrance.
rick3et and Portable
HEATERS and RANGES
Sherlzcr, Hnmplireville A; KielTer's
40 EAST KINO STREET.
There Is no civilized nation in the Western
Hemisphere in which the utility et Hestettcr's
Stomach Kilters as a tonic, corrective and
anti-bilious medicine, is net known and ap
preciated. While it is a medicine ler all sea
sons ami all climates, it is especially suited te
the complaints generated by the weather, be
ing the purest, and best vegetable stimulant in
Fer sale"-by all Druggists and Dealers te
whom apply ler Hosteller's Almanac for l?sl.
Ll VEK CDMPIjA l.NT S,
C0XST1PATI0X AM PILES.
Dr. R. II. Clark, "m th Here, VI., says. "In
cases of Kidney Ti'. 'lilies it has acleil like a
charm. It hasVni-d many very Irid case of
Piles, and has nc r (ailed te act. cflic icutly.
Nelsen Fairelii. .of St. Albans, Vt., siys,
'It.iset'prieele .i!ue. Alter sixteen years
of great, sull'urlii. Prem i'iles and Ce-liveliest
it completely cuitd inc.''
C. S. Ilogabeu, el Kcrksliire, says, "One
Iiackage has done wonders for me iu coiaplete ceiaplete
y curing a severe Liver and Kidney Cem
IX EITHER LIQUID OU DRY FORM
ltccar.se II nets en the I.IVKR. DOWKLS and
KIIIXKIS at the sitmc time.
Kccause it cleanses the system el the poison
ous humors Hint develop in Kidney and L'ri
nary Diseases, Kilieiisues.s, Jaundfee. Consti
pation. Piles, or iu Rheumatism, Xeuralgia,
Xervims Di-e;ders and Female Cempiaints.
S' ll is put up in Dry Vegetable Ferm, in
if2llii cans, one package el" which makes siv
c"- quarts of medicine.
3 Alse in Liquid form, very Coiieeiitrated
3" ler the convenience el these who cannot
OfMcadily prepare it. It trli with I'ljuiit
Ha" rffleienry in cither arm.
OKT IT OF YOIJRDRIj'COIST. PRICK, St.
MELLS, IMCHAPvDSDX & CO., Prep's,
(Will send the
RENOWNED COM SYRUF!
A Pleasant, Safe, Speedy ami Sure Remedy for
Colds, Coughs, Hoarseness, Asthma, Inllii
enza, Soreness et the Threat.and Chest,
Kreucliitis, Whooping Cough, Spit
ting of illoed, Inllammalten of
the Lungs, aiii' all Diseases of
t he Clicslnml Air Passages.
This valuable preparation eeuibines all the
medicinal virtues of these articles which long
experience has proved te possess the most
sale and efficient qualities ler the cure of all
kinds of Lung Diseases. Price .!, cents. Pre
pared only and seli! bv
CHAS. A. LOCHER,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST
XII. 0 KASr KINO STREET. eIi;-!ld
HUU;S DRUG STORE
PL'KK KOHKMIAN' TOILKT Sl.TS.
RICHLY CUT AND EXHRAVKD
A Lar;e Variety of Klegaut ODOR CASKS
and STANDS, PKKFl'MKKY KOXKS. .Vc.
Alse an Extensive Assortment of
Toilet and Fancy Articles,
P.KITSHKS, COM KS and AUKIiOK' TOILET
American, French ami English
And a variety of ether gends suilable for
Pre."ents,"ef which my Meck is larger
"than ever he lore.
G. W. HULL,
Ne. 15 WEST KING STREET,
aug2.-lyill LAXt.'ASTKK. PA.
INVALIDS TAKE NOTICE.
XEAKLY ::,)() PERSOXS
have placed thcinselves under my charge dnr
ing tlie last three years in Readiiigaiid this
city. Onu-half of them at, least were called, in
curables. Chronic cases of Dyspepsia, Con
sumption. Rheumatism, and oLkcralliiftieus.
Xearlyall reported thesamestery, viz : I have
tried many doctors and quack medicines, and
all in vain. I am discouraged. While curing Hie
sick in these two cities ever l,."Xl deaths have
occurred In etherphysiciaus' practice, and net
a halt-dozen in mine". Won't yen iu person (at
my elllces) or by letter invest tentc my remark
able cures. Men anil wemcti.Mck ler ycais.weie
under my practice in a few days or weeks
curci I. send or call and get a 12-page pamph
let (free), containing the names of people thus
nipidly restored te health here iu Lancaster.
All cured by placing niy inexpensive medicines
en the outside et the body. Xe poisons used
and no drugs, syrups, pill, powders, bitters,
or ether much vile stuffs placed inthe stomach.
UeiisultatiOMi and Examinations Free at mil
eijlccs. Hundreds have been cured et Catarrh
f ir&l cents'. Cure Quick for Catarrh sent te any
a hlress m tlie United Stales for 30 cents.
DR. C. A. GREENE,
(32 Vcars Experience),
Ne. 23G NORTH QUEEN STREET,
30-tfdMWF&S Lancaster, Va.
Only Vegetable Compound that
acts directly upon the Liver, and
cures Liver Complaints, Jaun
dice, Biliousness, Malaria, Cos Ces
tiveness, Headache. It assists di
gestion, strengthens the system,
regulates the bowels, purifies the
bleed. A Boek sent free. Dr.
S ANFORD, 162 Broadway, N. Y.
Fer sale by all Druggists.
THURSDAY EVENING, DEC. 23, 1880.
A Christmas Story.
JFer Yeung People and Old.
After a uight of snow and sleet and bit
ter cold, some rays of sunshine had strag
gled into Little Fifth avenue that Christ
mas morning, and fallen, like pitying
smiles, upon the slush and dirt that lay
there in great frozen heaps. A dreary
looking place this narrow alley was indeed
in spite of the name that had been given it
years age by a funny old shoemaker who
used te keep A mite of a shop en one of its
corners, for it was crowded with the very
poorest of people, living in small wooden
houses, se old and shaky that mera than
half of thcia were prepped with strong
les te prevent them tumbling te the
ground, and all of them were patched both
outside and in with odd Tpieces of beard
and tin and oil eleth and carpet, which
made them leek somewhat like houses
built of card. Many of the window-panes
were mere or less broken, and rags and
paper and various ether things were stuf
fed iu the holes te keep out the wind and
celtl, a battered saucepan even doing duty
in one place Irem which the pane Had en
tirely disappeared, its handle pointing, like
a long finger, out into the dingy alley, at
nothing in particular: and the saucepan
itself was wrapped in an old apron, in an
endeavor te make it tit, which, it being
round, and the hole square, was a raMicr
dillicult thing te de.
And yet a dear little girl, as beautiful as
any little girl who lives iu a line house
with all the comforts about her that money
can buy, lived in one of these wretched
houses in Little Fifth avenue the very
one. in fact, out of the window of which
tiiu handle of the saucepan was sticking
as we .sometimes find a lovely tlewer grow
ing in some gloomy spot where nothing
else of beauty is te be seen ; and en this
Christmas morning of which I write, she
jellied the saucepan from the window, put
her head, bright with golden curls,
through the opening, and cheerily called,
''.Merry Christmas Dottlesbey," te a boy
who was going by a boy twelve or thir
teen years of age, wearing shoes entirely
tee Iar;;c for htm, that went clatter clatter
en tin: pavement as he walked ; a still' felt
hat that some policeman had thrown
away, and which, if it had net rested en
his shoulders, would have rested en his
nose : a faded worsted jacket that nearly
reached his knees, and a pair of trousers
se . shot t that his coarse woolen stockings
(one blue and the ether gray) were plainly
te lie .seen, and who was swearing at a
forlorn looking deg making a vain scarcli
for bones in the rubbish heaps en cither
".Merry Christmas, IJoltlcsbey," called
the fair-haired child, in a sweet voice.
IJoltlcsbey stepped, turned a shrewd,
frowning, but net bad, "old-young face up
te the window. "Merry granny's night
cap !" he growled. " Don't b'licve in no
such nonsense, no hew !''
"O iiottlesbey 1" said the child, open
ing her blue eyes very wide ; "you can't
mean it. Didn't Santy Clans come te
your house last night'.'"
' TIie only Santy Claws lhat come
there," icplicllthcbey, with an elfish grin,
" was Pep, an' he was geed tiif drunk,
an foil in the deer with a let of bottles, an'
smashed half of 'cm; an' then I felt his
claws, I did, though I wasn't a-dein'
tiethiu', I wasn't. Loek here," and he
pointed te three long scratches en his
'O IJoltlcsbey ! I'm se sorry," said the
little gitl," the tears springing te her eyes.
' Ne wonder Santy Clans didn't go there'
he was afraid. ' But just you wait a
minute ;" and she left the window, te
quickly return with with a stick of pepper
mint candy, wliicli she smilingly held out
le him. "Take it," she said ; "I've get
another; Santy Clans put them in my
stocking last night ; and 0, Iiottlesbey !
don't you think he. found out somehow be
fore he came that I hadn't a single nice
.slecking te hang up, and se he brought
me a brand-new pair, and hung them up
himself, and there they were this morn
ing, and I was se s'priscd. Blue and
white stripes, and full of a dell and a
orange and a apple and a cake and two
slicks of candy. Wasn't he geed? but
why don't you take this peppermint V"
I don't want it," said Uottlesbey, rude
ly. " I don't like pep'mint anyhow. Miss
Sleven's young tin's alius get a sick of it,
an' I hater-, 'cm both. An' Santy Claws be
lilewed, an' all this CIirir.snr.iss stuff along
e him. Wet geed is it, I'd like tcr knew.'
You've get some things te make you jelly
for a little while : but, te make up for 'cm
your mother orbrellier'll have te go with
out" " Don't tell her that, Iiottlesbey ; pleass
don't, tell her that," interrupted a gentle
voice near by, and the boy turned te meet
the kindly brown eyes of Miss Feaehbloem,
the teacher of the u Cricket Mission
Scheel," which was only a few blocks
away. She looked as pretty as ever,
though the rude wind had nipped her
nose and cheeks, and she carried en one
arm a large basket filled with brown paper
paiccls, and en the ether a book-satchel
crammed with little bright-covered books.
"Merry Chrismas, Prcttyone'' (it was
thus the neighbors had named the child),
she said te the little girl as she handed
her ene of the hooks. "Tell your mam
ma I shall call en her in a moment or two."
And as Prettyene, clasping her new trea
sure te her breast with one hand, replaced
the saucepan in the hole in the window
with the ether, and disappeared te deliver
her message, the yeungteachcr tamed again
te Iiottlesbey, who was clattering off, his
deg at his heels. " And se veu don't be
lieve in Christmas?" she said.
'Ne ; I don't," he replied, quickly as he
faced her again. "It's all stuff and non
sense. I've heard pep say se a hundred
times, and pep's no slouch weu he ain't
drunk ; you bet. He knows wet's wet,
an' don't you make no mistake."
" But why does your father think it's all
'stuff and nonsense,' Bottlebey?" persist
ed the young lady. " I call you Bottles Bettles
boy hecausc I've never heard you called
anything else," she continued, "though I
suppose that is net your real name only
a nickname given you because your father
deals in bottles."
"Never you mind wether it is or net,"
said the boy, sullenly. "It's a geed
enough name for any feller that's get a
runaway mother, an' a baby sister wet
went with her, an' a pep that gets drnnk
rcg'lar three times a week ever sense. An'
if you wants tcr knew wy pep says Chriss
muss is a humbug, I'll tell you, though it
ain't no bizness of yeurn. He says leta of
folks feel away their money for things
wet's no use te "'cm, an' there's a passel of
lies telc te young tins wet can learn ter lie
fast enough by theirsclves, and them
preachers fixes tip their churches with
liewcrs an' greens, and gets people a
Chrissmussing wet had better be te work."
"But, Bottlcshey," said JJLiss 1'cacu 1'cacu 1'cacu
bloetn, earnestly, "think whose birthday
it is. Surely "the whole world should
celebrate it with joy and gladness."
"Pep says 'taint no such thing 'bout
that neither," answered the boy, defiantly.
' lie says and Pep's head's level wen the
rum's out of it that them Pagans wet
yea was a-talkiu' 'bout yourself the day
I come te the Cricket school, wet cuts up
all sorts of capers with wooden images
wet softies they must be used te have
this werry day for a holiday. Pep works
Chrissmuss same's any ether day, an'
the mere bottles he gits out of the
servant gals for nex tcr uethiu, the merrier
it'll be for him. He's home this nierniu'
"cause he was en a tear lass night, but he's
gein' this afternoon, an' I'm gein with
" Bottlcsbey," said Miss Poachbleom.
fcutldeuly, " this basket is very heavy. I
wish you'd carry it for me."
" Ware jeu gein ?' asked the boy.
" Only through the alley, and l'il pny
you for your trouble."
" Hew much ?" asked Bottlcsbey.
;' Well, it will take us about three hours
te make our calls. Will thirtv cents
" Make it forty, 'cause it's Chrissmuss,"'
sad the boy, slyly.
" I thought you didn't believe in Christ
mas," said the teacher, with a smile, as
she handed him the basket. " Forty cents
for yourself and a mutton chop for your
deg. Peer fellow, he leeks as though he
And running up the steep of the house
before which they had been talking the
saucepan house it was the deer was
quickly opened by the blue eyed child,
and the visitor was greeted witli "A
merry Christmas, and Ged bless you !" as
she entered a room where sat a pale
woman in a cushioned rocking chair, be
side a table en which stoeil a tiny while
vase, holding a bunch of lilies of the
"Ged bless you, and a merry Christmas
te you," said the siek woman ; "and a
thousand thanks for these beautiful
flowers. They brightened the whole
room this blessed Christm-is morning,
and made me think of the dear Saviour
who se loved the lillies and who was
born en Christmas day. And with the
memory of all His suffering it seemed as
though mv pain passed awav and ITojie
came back te Icll me I should seen be well
and strong again."
"And I've get lets of nice things from
Santa Clans, dear Miss IVachbloem," said
Prettyene, dancing, about the loom ami
clapping Iter hands gayly as t Ik: teacher
laid sundry parcels from lite basket en
the. tabic. "And Brether inb, he's six
teen years old te-morrow, and his bes:;
gave him two dollars, and bis wages are
raised ; and eh ! isn't. Clui.-tir. as day just
like a fairy' story?"
"Yeu see what a belief in Christmas
has done there?" said Miss Feaehbloem
te iiottlesbey, when they reached the side
walk. "Oh ! she's sick an' weak in her head :
an' as for Prettyene, gils don't knew
much anyhow," grumbled Bottlcsbey:
"an' I bet that feel of a Beb giv' his hull
two dollars for that S.tnta Claw.-; trash she
get in her steckin'. Ketch ma a-dein'
that! Ne, ma'am! Wen I gits money I
spends it en myself."
Miss Peachbloein opened the street
deer of the house, passe.t into the narrow
entry, and knocked lightly at the half
opened deer of a room at the end of it.
A tidy-looking woman, followed by sev
eral tidy-looking children, came forward
te greet her, and a man, with an honest,
care-worn face, rose from his chair te bid
her "Geed day." The room was as neat
as hands and soap and water could make
it. A Christmas-wreath or two hung en
the wall, the tins and dishes en the shelves
shone again, anil the broken window-panes
were hidden by Christines pictures cut
from picture papers. 'Merry Christmas,
Miss," said the woman. "Meny Christ
mas, teacher," cried the children.
Thc same te you all," said Miss
Peachbloein, heartily, as she poured ap
ples and oranges into the upheld aprons cf
the lillleenes ; " and I can't tell you hew
glad I am te see everything and every one
looking se nice."
"Yes, Miss; thank you .Miss. I
couldn't go without living up a little en
Christmas day, of all days in the year.
Miss," said the mother.
"And there's a turkey," whispered the
biggest girl. "And a mint It pie," lisped
the smallest ; and they hung fondly
around the young girl until she win forced
te break away and flee, followed by eiam eiam
erings for kisses te the very stieet.
"Well, I'm Mewed," said iiottlesbey,
as they went en, " if that Miss Sleven
ain't alius bin titer dirtiest anil laziest
woman iu ther alley ever since she conic
here, 'most a year age, an' her young u:is
wes ther dirtiest young ltns 1 ever see, an'
her husband never lines his dinner ready
wen he comes from work, an' they rows
like a house afire."
"Then you see what a belief in Christ
mas day has done for them," '-aid .Miss
"Oh! she'll be dirty
agin sunn's liter
turkey and pie is cat,
kids an' the dishes an'
an' se'll all
Sleven he'll be jawin' away same's ever.
" Let's hope net," said patient Miss
Peachbloem. " But even if things de go
back te the old way which I pray they- will
net, is net the fact that tin; peer crea
tures hare had out; day of comieit and
rest (a merry Christmas) something te be
"S'pese se," sulmitte.l Iiottlesbey, ic
luclantly. Tn the third place thev visited, two very
old men sat beside the glowing stove smok
ing their pipes and clasping each ether's
hands, while a middle-aged woman Infi
lled about, humming a Christmas song.
" It's Uncle Jehn," she said in answer
te Miss Pcachbloem's inquiring leek.
" He quarreled with father sis moulds
age, yen knew : 'bout somebody's age it
was ; what a ridiculous thing te quarrel
about ; but I notice people mostly de
quarrel about ridiculous things ; and he
swore never te cress our threshheld again,
aud father for though father is isa-ty
be's right forgiving felt awfully about it ;
being a cripple, he couldn't ije after ITnulu
Jehn ; and be could scarcely sleep nights
for thinking of it. But the very first
thing I heard this nierninir, after the milk
man, was a loud knock tit the deer, aud a
" Merry Christmas, brother;" and I open
ed it in a hurry, and there steed Uncle
Jehn. He get te thinking 'bout the times
when he and his father used te hang up
their stockings together, he said, and he
could scarcely wait for morning te come,
and make up. At the blessed ChristiuaV
time many who have parted iu anger come
together in friendliness again, Miss."
Miss Peachbloem left her g'tft, and de
parted, Bottlcsbey boy and his deg follow
ing closely behind her. " Anether proof
of the geed that results from a belief in
Christmas, Bottlcsbey," she said.
" Shouldn't wonder if them ole uuffcrsM
light agin 'fore tcr-merrcr," said Bottlcs Bettlcs Bottlcs
eoy, aiming a kick at his deg, anil then
thinking better of it, fortunately for that
" Ged forbid !" exclaimed the teacher.
" I don't believe they will; but, if they
should, they will have had one day nt least
et brotherly love and peace."
" Oh ! go 'long," said Bottlcsbey,
roughly. " Yeu ort tcr hav' bin one of
them crimnil lerycrs down te their Tombs
wet talks up for mnrdrers an' sich." But
the frown had left his face, and his eyra
had a softened light in litem.
And se they went through Li! tic Fifth
Avenue, finding everywhere in the shanty
where lived, all alone, the old negre, bent
almost double with rheumatism, and who
sang in a loud, sweet voice when he saw
the dear young girl coming
"Fer Christ was born en Christmas-day,
On Christmas-Jay, en Chrhttnias-Uay ;
Fer Christ was born en Christmas-day,
On Chrlstmas-Uay In the morning ;"
in the garret where the peer Irish family
were getting ever the fever, and still suf-
ii-iiii uuiu uuuiu sicKiiess, out wne were
gazing with adoring eyes at a pic
ture (a Christmas gift) of "Mary,
mother, meek and mild," holding her babe
upon her knee, and whose thin faces grew
glad as the brown-eyed teacher speke te
them of the "euld country," and premised
them happiness aud prosperity in the new,
when, with her help, in the spring, they
should settle in the West ; in the base
ment where the German children shouted,
" Kriss Kringle ist hicr gewscn," and the
stout, bread-faced grandmother insisted
that the callers should take seme of her
crisp cookies as a slight return for the
aprons and books they brought; in the
crowded room where many Italians dwelt,
with organs and monkeys, each monkey
having a new red cap with a bit of Christ
mas irreen in it, which didn't prevent them
from snatching the old hat from Bottles Bettles
boy's head, with much screaming and
chattering, and trying it en in turu,
nearly smothering themselves thsreby ; in
the neatly papered and neatly-furnished
apartments of the English family, where
the juveniles, ciht in number, were snif
fing with delight the spicy smell of a
plum-pudding boiling like mad in an enor
mous iron pet; everywhere, no matter
hew peer the place, they found the spirit
of merry Christmas-time.
"An new, Bottlcsbey," asked the pretty
teacher, when, the round ended, and
Junk, the deg, had swallowed in one gulp
his mutton-chop, they steed before his
own deer. " de you net think, from what
you have seen iu this peer place, that the
world is better much better for lieliev
ig in Christinas day?"
"All the same, it don't de mono i:oed,"
said the boy, gloomily. "It don't giv' me
back my mother and little sister wet cut
an' run 'most two years age, 'cause Pep
did haul her round se ; an' he hurt the
baby that day tee. That's wet made Mem
se mad. Se she cuts att' runs; we ain't
laid a eye en her sence, nor en little May
neither. She was a poety little gal. Guess
Pep's bin sorry often enough. An' no
body comes a Chrissmussing te our nebby
es-tab-lish-mcnt, they don't.
" Why, Bottlcsbey, I'm going there my
self," said Miss Peachbloem, with a pleas
ant little laugh; " and .here's your forty
" I 'op won't let you in, I bet," said the
boy as lie took the money ; "an' if he
does, it's a awful looking place bad's
Miss Slevcu's wen 'taint Chrissmuss."
" Perhaps I can help you make it neat,"
said the pretty young girl. " I have an
interesting book of travels for your father
you knew you told me he was fend of
reading and I'm sure he'll make me wel
come." "That's mere than I am," said Bottlcs Bettlcs Bottlcs
eoy, with a smile that improved his face
wonderfully. "But, come along, sence
you've a mind te try." And he led the
way te the. second story of the house,
where he pushed open the deer of the
back room, saying, "Pep, here's Miss
Peachbloem. She iceuld conic with a
book"' But he get no farther with that
sentence, but remained looking about him,
dumb with astonishment.
The robin was as neat and cheery as it
could be made. A Christmas vine ran
around the walls; "Merry Christmas,"
in big red and gilt letters, greeted
him from ever the mantel ; the kettle
danced te its own singing en the
stove ; some big potatoes bobbed
up aud down in a big saucepan, as though
it were the jolliest thing in the world te
b;i in boiling water ; something of the
poultry kind was baking in the even ; the
cupboard-deer steed open, revealing a store
of nev crockery and eatables ; a fur cap, a
iive-b'aded knife, and a woolen comforter
lay en the table, and from each of them
dangled a card en which was written,
" Fer my dear boy, "William Samuel, Mer
" " William Samuel !' Why, that's wet
my mother used Icr call mc," said the
boy. And at the sound of his veice a
woman ilew out of the bedroom a wee
girl, with a stick of peppermint candy in
her tiny hand, toddling after her, and
clasped him in her arms. "I couldn't
slay away any longer," she cried. "I've
bin a werktn', washin' an' ireniu', in Cali Cali
feruy carnin' lets of money tee. spite of
them Chiucescrs; but, when Christmas
time came round for the second time, I
couldn't stand it any longer, an' I sold
my tub.s an' things, took my savin's out
tlte bank, an' here I am. An' your father
was awful glad te sec me an' the baby, an'
he's premised te take the pledge this werry
night. Aud eh ! my dear lad, hav'nt you
any welcome for me?"
Bottlcsbey burst into tears. "A wel
come for you ?" said he. " Yeu bet 1"
and he kissed her again and again, and
then caught up tiie little sister, peppct
miiit stick and all, and kissed her tee
while he sobbed, "I de believe in it, I de
believe in it." And then, leaving Mi.s
IVachbloem te exchange greetings with
his mother, he ran down stairs and out
into the street, intent en reaching the
corner store before it closed, there
te spend his forty cents en Santa Clans
things for the baby. And as lie ran, he
.shouted "Merry Christmas" se loudly that
it was heard from one end of Little Fifth
avenue te the ether ; and away went the
saucepan from Prettyene's window, and
out came Prettyene's head again.
" '.Merry Christmas,' did you say, Bot Bet Bot
tlcseoy '.'" she asked.
" ' Merry Christmas,' I said, and meant
it loe," said he, stepping a moment.
"I'm sorry, but I've eaten the stick of
candy," Iiegau the little girl.
"I ain't," said Bottlcsbey. " I'll Luy
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