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H • Tli'RstHfAll Problem.
H . ' It is by no moans Bottloil Unit forpntn
incrcmio rninfnll , nfl is qui to gonorally
H boljovctl. From an nnnlyeis of mirny
Horics of ol)8crvnlions recorded in Now
England nnd on • western prairies ro-
H pions which linvo undcrpono radical
clinufjcs in respect to tlibir forest cover-
ing Mr. Henry Qnnnott 1ms reached
1 tho conchiHion that wooded areas havu
no influonco on rainfall , though they
H produco , notwithstanding , important
t economic effects. They act as rearr-
voirs to lecop hack tho rain from the
rivers , preventing floods , hut also , as
H much water is evaporated from tho
leaves without reaching tho earth , per-
1 mancntly diminit iing tho flow of tho
Btrcams that irrigato arid valleys. Thoy
B also ruduco tho extremes of tompcra-
turc , act as windbreaks , and otherwiso
servo useful purposes.
H 1881) ) . "IKON AND STEEL. " 1881) .
H The Lntrat nnd Ilrlslitest CIirI ( iunH
M aiiclNow Yonr > Annunl by A JTIuit"
1 ofllie Grout IKoclc Ialaiid Itoiito.
H Thousands of readers who havo
scanned with eager delight tho pages of
"Watt Stephens , tho Genius of Steam"
(1885) ) , "Voltagal , tho Genius of Elec-
tricity" (1880) ) , "Petroleum and Natural
Gas" (1887) ) , and "Coal and Coko"
(1888) ) , will bo happy to know that tho
latest addition to tho famous Bock
Island series , "Iron and Steel" (1889) ( ,
dedicated to tho "Boys and Girls of
Amerioa , "is now ready for distribn-
* This work embodies a vast deal of
usoful and interesting information. In
the company of his boy and girl visitors ,
"A Man" penetrates tho miues , explains
their underground workings , follows tho
mined product to tho furnace and.
smelter , and describes tho various pro-
cesses to which it is subjected and the
machinery that compels it to assumo
the multiform shapes of rails , piping ,
nails , tools and other fabrics for general
use.Tho enjnavings are from original
sketches nnd photographs , and admira-
bly executed. Besides the smaller pic-
tures there aro numerous full-page views
of scones in flio Iron Mountain ( Mo. ) ,
Gogebic , and Cornwall ( Pa. ) miningdis-
j tricts , and of Iron and Steol "Works at
j Pueblo , Pittsburgh , Cleveland and other
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B The Indians or Oldtotrn Island , Me. ,
H have organized a printing firm.
H Coldwnter Win * F. HI. Locke the
E Ilnppy [ tinli.
V oldwater ( Miss. ) Farmer , Nov. 1.
H Mr. liocko was interviewed hy tho
Parmer reporter , and stated : I bought
ticket No. 40,755 through Mr. Tom
Sloan , who is keeping books for Good-
bar , Lovo & Co. , Memphis , Tenn. I
weighed tho matter carefully , thought
H N of it in all its different bearings and re-
H lations , before I ever invested a single
j dollar in the Louisiana State Lottery.
Pinally , after making up my mind , I
B have invested , from time to time , an ag-
B gregnte of not more than ten or twelve
B dollars , I struck tho lucky number in
B the Ootober drawing , nnd havo the
B money for tho prize , one-twentieth of
B $300,000 being § 15,000.
B Mr. Locke was born in Tate county ,
B Miss. , about 24 years ago , is gentle and
B kind in disposition , ever ready to lend
B u helping baud to any laudable euter-
B prise or charitable undertaking.
B A nettle thread sixty miles long only
H weighed 2J pounds.
B The annexation to the United States ol
H the various countries lying to the north and
H nouth. and the ultimate union of all the
B countries ol North and Central America ,
B including tho West Indies , in one majestic
B nation has been the cherished dream of in-
H telligent and philanthropic people in all
B _ _ the countries which would ho affected by
H * such a combination. The influences which
H are at wort : to Sut ? about suchta glorious "
H result are not ig" most powerful and in-
cessnnt , but gath fts .Typlume and fprcehas
K the years roll away.'The nuturril'candl- '
B tions of the continent , the characteristics
B of tlio various peoples , and the best interV
j ests of all combine to make such an event
B probablo in the no very distant future. :
The subject has of lato been brought more
B closely to the ' attention of the public mind
B than ever before , and the agitation of the
B question ns relates to Canada , must bring
B with it an earnest consideration of tho t.
B same question as affecting the other porr
B tions of the continent.
m When the destiny of the North American V
B continent shall have thus been worked out il
B and the union accomplished , a nation will r
It have been established the like of which the
U orld never saw nor the historian y
B imagined. Vi
In tho.lanuary number of The Western . t'
World , illustrated , published at Chicago.
will appear an article upon this subject ,
with maps and illustrations , setting forth ,
at great length and very thoroughly the
reaso is for annexation and the benefits a
; which would arcrue to all parties , and de- n
! scribing the various States which would be
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SANTA CLAUS'HOME .
Santa Claus oat in his oasy chair ,
And thoughtfully rumpled his silver hair ;
His faog wore d look of sad unrest ,
And ho neaved a sigh from his inmostbrcast ,
A sigh that tells how his thoughts contend.
Pray , what has como over our jolly old
Aronnd him lay scattered a goodly store
Such playthings as novcr woro seen before ,
Now : books emblazoned in red and gold ,
And dollies too dainty almost to hold-
In heaps and heaps to tho ceiling piled ;
But ho looked on them all and nover Bmiled.
For closo at his elbow eat his wlfo ,
And .aho spoko , in a voico with discord rife ,
Of how sho novcr could go away ,
But was forcod liko a prls'nor at home to
And when sho ondod tho doleful strain ,
Sho Btraightway began it all again.
"Ah , Santa , well may yon bo content.
As you think of tho Christmas merriment ,
Of tho happy children whoso shining eyes
Will sparkle with joy and glad sur-dso.
From tho lips of all will yc .tfJisebe
But of mo they novcr speak afl ,
• 'And yet , you know , through the whole
I : plnn and work for their Christmas cheer.
I knit tho mittens and worsted balls ,
Tho ! hoods and scarfs ; I dress the dolls ;
I : choose for tho children sick and lamo
Some curious puzzle or charming game.
"T.hen ' , soy. Is it just that I should stay
At homo all alono on Christmas day.
With nover a friendly word of cheer
To break thd silenco that reigneth hero ,
Whilo you , close-wrapped In your cushion
. ed sleigh ,
With your reindeer fleet speed away and
"But I'vo borno it as long as I shall so
And you needn't answer mo. I declare
This year shall tho end of my trials see ;
I go with you , or you stay with me.
So you'd better resolve , withoutmore
To divido your honors with your wife. "
I ] listened no longer , but easily
Could I guess from this what the end would
"When a woman will , " so the proverb goes ,
And tho rest of tho stanza each one knows ,
, So you. needn't wonder , this Christmas day ,
To see Santa appear in a double sleigh.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
BY G. W. CROFTS.
• Long years ago o'er Judea's plains
There flashed celestial light
And tho shepherd's heard angelic strains
Steal on the air of night . . .
"Peace was the burden of that song ,
"Peaceand good will to men ; "
It floated up the stars among ,
Then earthward rolled again.
It told of him who then was born ,
A Babe in Bethlehem , *
The herald of a brighter morn.
With golden , diadem.
O , angel choir with voices sweet ,
Well might ye sing that night ,
For then did earth and heaven meet ,
And darkness felt tho light
Well might ye sing , for sin and death
With all their pain and woe.
Wet with the Savior's first drawn breath
A mighty overthrow.
Then hope , sweet hope within the breast
Of man arose once more.
And angry waves , with foamy crest ,
In peace died on the shore.
Sweet angels , thanks a thousandfold ;
And thanks , , dear Lord , to Thee ;
Wo bring onr incense and our gold ,
And bend tho adoring knee.
Come reign dear Jesus , in our souls ,
While angels chant the strains
Of that blest song that ever rolls
Upon celestial plains.
Attune our hearts and let us sing
Tho songs of love and light ;
And come , then blessed Christ , and bring
Thy peace to us to night
An Old Time Christmas.
r I fe tentom h
\ ymjf Z 2hh ! rz = hear somet
Trfma wC tMn" of a
" " "
' "ViV"w - Christmas
of "ye olden time. " It was before the
war , that "golden ago" when , accorda
ing to some whose memories can ree
call it , even tho moon shone more
brightly , and tho sun beamed more
warmly on this southland of ourshowi ;
ever , now that.the clouds \yflrha/ye
r'ollpd awaywewwilfiobelieve that" .1
our defeat" , despite the gloom with i
which it then enwrapped us , has dimo
med the glory of tho moon , or diminb
ishod , the splendor of the sun , but will t'
oc with our story of the roseate past , v
The scene was in Virginia , at one of t
those old , and we might almost say a
Baronial Halls , owned by a famous old a
Virginia gentleman , who dispensed h
with lavish hand and genial hospital-
ity tho bounty and blessings of his e
royal home ; such was the Hon. Wils
liam Shackelford , a man wonderfully a
well preserved , and seeming young , h
though his locks were silvered by the c
touch of time and he
, fast nearing the u
allotted "three-score-years-and-ten. " •
'Twas Christmas-tide when children -
and grandchildren were gathered bey
neath the ancestral roof , and happy a
faces and light hearts bespoke a time b
of goodly cheer. Oh ! when does memc
ory tinge with rosier hues the distant g
past , or echo from the by gone years si
laughter which rings with sweeter g
music , than when it recalls for us b
those childhood days , when Christmas-
tide was spent" in those ancestral tl
homes , where our silver haired grandsi
mothers were ever ready to greet us g
with their smiles , and our grandfath-
ers proud to lay their hands in blessa
ings ] on our heads ? The world can ti
never mete out to us charity so sweet c
as that with which they were ever g
wont to cloak our childish faults , or r
stand as ready to lend an added lustre g
to tho good deeds of our < lives. But so h
prone am I to pay a tribute to these w
grand old people , of whose virtues b
there : can be no forgetfullness , that I tl
am wandering from my story. "
Xow , Grandpa and Grandma Shackao
elford had four daughters and three m
sons ( , and when they all came , each it
bringing their little flock , - for Christtl
mas tide , it made a numerous group , tl
for there were in all twenty grandw
children. Oh ! how the little folks w
hailed with delight the coming of this ai
holiday , for grandfather always had "bi
some surprise on hand for them ; we h
shall see what it was this year. All tl
Christmas-dpy the little folks were on k
tip-toe , wondering what would come H
night , for Christmas night .was their v
time. At dinner , when the table was jd
ladenwith dainties , tho little ones tl
were so busy listening * to see if they w
could patch , some word that would tj
give a clue to what was coming , that oi
thoy scarcely did justice to the meal. SI
luo old darkey , "Uncle Isaac" always a
kn w everything , so they clustered la
around his knees and begged to know , h
each making a vow of secrecry , but ai
ho only chuckled to himself and said , ei
making a run at them as he said it , tl
"Git away , "irsters and misfa
tises. 7 " ui you : you jea la
wait , it's gwlno tor bo do fines' thing
over you soon. " *
Lato that ovonlng though , aftor tho
young people had borno patiently , or
rather impatiently , all day tho know
ing : look on all tho old folks faces ,
grandpa called them into what was
known as tho drawing room , and thoy
oagorly , gathered around him , when ho
held up his finger and said : "Now
when I count three , everybody must
bo still here 'goes one , two , three ! "
and hard as it was , by the timo that
"threo" was out , you might have
heard a pin drop.
If ' - jll'lk '
"NOW WHEN I COUNT THREE. "
"Well , " said Grandpa , "its going
to 1 bo a great big party ! All tho
neighbors : and the neighbors' children
are i coming. " A cry of delight went j
up from some , but on other little faces
there' ' was a look of disappointment , .
and one little girl ( girls always speak .
out ( you know ) said with infinite feel
ing ' , "Oh , Dranpa ! no trismus treewid '
lots . of buful sings on it , and you
for Santa Taus ? " * "No , no ! " said
Grandpa < with a shako of the head but t
a twinkle of the eyes that would have
betrayed to older heads that all was
not told yet , and it wasn't as we'll see.
The little ones dispersed to make ready
for 1 the party , and "ole mammy , " who
had I nursed all these little folks and
their "mas" and "pas , " and "Uncle
Isaac , " who felt that he owned "old
marster" and the young ones too , in
stead of their owning him , looked so
pleased that anybody , evert the little
folks , > could seeHhair'they knew some-
thing. So as "ole mammy" went from
room to room and stood with arms
akimbo and looked with satisfaction ,
and an air of possession on first ono
and then another group , while she
nodded her kerchiefed head to give
emphasis to her words , and said "you'a
God's own chil'ns. " The little ones
industriously plied her with questions.
• • Mammy , is the party all ? " would
come from one little voice and then
another , but the "ole woman" would
shake her-head and say , "Mammy
dunno , chile , but 'fo' God ! I kine der
think dis night , 'fore you gits thro'
wid it , gwyne ter be a rev'lashun ; " but
Dy the timo the "Grandfather's clock"
in the hall struck six , all the neighbors
and the neighbors' children began to
arrive. The "grand hall , " as the old
ball-room was called , was brilliant
with lights and decked with ever
greens , and big logs crackledand
blazed in the old-fashioned fire-place ,
and the little folks as they gathered
there grew merrier and merrier , and
peals of laughter and merry shouts fol
lowed each other thick and fast , as
some one would make a timely dodge
in "Blind man's buff ; " or some timid
small boy confessed his tender passion
for some blushing little maiden as he
knelt before her in "pillow and keys. "
So the hours sped fast on gilded
wings until the hall clock struck
again , and this time it struck ten ; then
there came a rustle and a flutter at the
doorway , and all turned to see , and the
children hushed their mirthful glee , to
look , and there stood a little old worn-
an , with hair as white as snow , but an
eye bright as a diamond ; on her head
was a tall , steepled hat , a long black
cloak that reached to the floor enrolled
her , in her hand she held a wand and
on her 'arm was a big basket , with the
lid ] shutdown ; thenGrandpaintroduced
to the "little folkes" "the good Farie"
of those parts ; and "the good Farie"
bade the smallest wee bit of a girl in
the room to step forward and take the
wand and touch the basket-lid , and lit-
tie ! Mildred Shackelford , Ja little scrap ,
almost too small to own the wand , with
mighty effort grasped it in her tiny
hand and touched the basket-lid and
up it flew , and in it was a gift for evi
ery child , and the "goode Fairie"
stood and gladdened every little heart
as she bestowed each token. Just be-
hind her stood , in most unfairy-like
contrast , but with faces bright with 'l
unalloyed joy , "old Mammy" and
"Uncle < Isaac ; " and when all tho gifts
were gone the "goode Fairie" bade
wee girl to touch her with the wand ,
and as she did , the tall hat fell , the
black cloak dropped , the white hair I
came off , and there stood the prettiest '
girl in all the county , Dorothy Jefferc
son , in a spangled dress , and wings of a
gauze , with a star and crown on her i
beautiful head , and looking as veritable i
Fairie as though she had sprung from (
their own mystic realm. Oh ! what a i
scream of delight the merry throng v
gave vent * o as they gazed with wona
der-wide eyes upon this transformation , f
as marvellous to them as the speedy f.
transportation of Cinderella from the e
chimney-corner ] in her rags. * to the (
flittering grandeur of the Prince's ballci
room , arrayed in royal robes , and r
grandpa's eyes danced with glee , and i
he looked young again in spite of his v
white hair and the wrinkles on his \
brow. After the wild excitement of 1
this scene had subsided , the famous t
"oleIsaac , " inhisspotless whiteapron , t
ind with his courtly elegance , ana
aounced supper , and such a supper as v
was. Grandpa and grandma led ' a
the way to the dining room and ' s
Ihere was the great big table laden o
ivith everything that children care for , p
svith pop-kisses strewn everywhere , . < ;
md such a popping as .the girls ' and' * s
aoys did have , but now a funny thing T
aappene : 'd over these kisses that begins 1
he sequel to my story. Each popt
riss : , you know , contains a verse , and d
tlenry Harris took from one of bis a d
ery < sentimental verse , one that framt f
a proposition in better language n
ihan Henry thought he could say it , so n
with it he popped the question to prety '
Martha Jefferson ( the little sister s
f the goode Fairie1) . Now "William d
Shackleford , 'little William' as he was b
Milled , looked upon this stately little h
.ady as his own especial property , and "V
lis anger or jealousy was immediately 'J '
iroused. 'Little William'was just old v
mough and had seen just enough of d
he ways of older folks to assume as e
ar as he knew how , a position as gala
ant and daring , so he stei is- fi
tor Henry and said to him that he
would like to seo him in tho hall. Now
this was literally tho 'deserted hall'
when thesd two very young awains
stepped out into it , for the crowd wero
well anchored for a timo in tho dining-
room , and tho merry din of theso
voices drowned tho angry noiso of tho
two boys outside. William demanded
of Henry what ho meant by giving that
verso to his sweetheart ; wheroupon
Honry denied his right to the claim Zz
made , and said sho liked him bestany-
how. Words grew high and hot be
tween the two , and finally they came
to blows , the indignant William for
getting the laws of hospitality and
striking tho first blow , they rolled and
tumbled and fought it out for some
time , until William , catchingthecollar
of Henry's coat , tore it completely off.
Henry had stood all but this , but when
he found himself in William's power ,
and in addition his best clothes being
torn from him , he called lustily for
help ; aid soon came. Their elders
looked out in amazement on the oceno
and separated the two ccmoatants.
The parents of each were deeply mor
tified and demanded the reason of Ibis
disagreement , whereupon with stam
mering tonguo and reddening cheek :
each one confessed his grievance ; and
pretty littleMartha t Jefferson , when
she became conscious of her part in it ,
was much abashed &nd shed little
tears. She was soon consoled , though ,
and ere long the young folks dispersed
with nothing to mar tho pleasure of
this wonderful Christmas party but
this little "sham battle" affair between
the youngsters. William and the rest
of - the little folks wero soon sent off to
bed ; William , so iar as he know , in
disgrace , but his heart would not have
been so heavy could he have beard
grandpa's i hearty laugh as he said ,
"Chip" of the old block , made of tho
right stuff ; I'd have done the same for
you ; , Mary , " turning to the handsome
old < matron who sat opposite him in
the big chimney corner. All joined
the laugh over tho little affair , and , I
then • good nights were said and soon |
"Shackleford Hall" was wrapped in
slumber. i Now but one person rescued
a i trophy from this well-fought field ,
and i that was "old Uncle Isaac. " As
he ] passed through that "deserted hall"
that 1 night ho picked up tho much in-
jured ; collar of .poor Hen v's coat , and
with a significant grunt , whilo ne mut
tered 1 to himself , "Dat boy jes like he
THE GOOD FAIRIE.
pa 1 , " he stuck it in his pocket , and
when he reached his quarters , and
"ole Mammy" sat down to talk over
the day , he drew it out and said :
"Sarah ' , you see dis collar ? Well , if Ue
Lord | spare me dat long , I'se gwyne to
keep dis til dat boy's we 'ddin * day , and
den I gwine gif ter his wife , jes' to
show her how he did fight for de
ladies ) , long 'fore he were even a man.
Then he gave a chuckle and three of
his significant grunts , each accompani-
ed by that vigorous nod of the head
peculiar to the darkey , and then , as
the young William's escapade hade -
vived * afresh his family pride , he ex
claimed , "Lord knows he ain't never
made no white folks like dese white
folks. Look liko he jes' warn't to
show how fine he could mek' ' em ;
dey's quality " and no king was ever .
prouder of his crown thanole Isaac : '
was of his owners.
Our "little William" was fourteen
when his ire was so aroused for pretty
Martha , but he came back to "ShackJ
elford Hall" as regularly as every
Christmas ( came , and "pretty Martha"
grow to prettier Martha , and then tc
the prettiest Martha or any girl by
any other name that William ever
saw ; and older heads looked on and.j
noted the conscious blush that
mantled her cheek and the coquettish
drooping of "pretty Martha's" eyes
when the chivalrous William would
draw near ; and , finally , seven years
had gone by , and William came , a
young man of twenty-one , to spend
Christmas at grandpa's , and he told „
this pretty maiden of nineteen of the
love that had been in hi3 heart , and I
for which he had fought seven years1
before ; and then she confessed thac
'twas for his disgrace that she had
cried. "I cried for love , " she said ,
and here we draw the curtain ; suffice S
it to say they were betrothed. Then
it was determined that when the next
Christmas rolled around they should
make a long holiday of it and have a
wedding-feast ; and so the next year rj
all that were left of the wide circle ,
for some , both old and young , had" S
gone , gathered again at old "Shack-
elford Hall" and had the round of J
Christmas merriment' and on the sixth
day of January was spread the "mar
riage feast , " and grandpa and grand0
ma , both grown now to a ripe old age ,
were there , and none could lift the (
veil and see that this would be their S
last Christmas-tide on earth , and well L
they could not , for it was a gladsome
time , and their old hearts were merry
as "a marriage bell. " The solemn
word3 of the church were said , the b
knot was tied , and these young people
started on the road o'er which the old T
ones had travelled so long and so hap
pily together. During the evening
"ole Uncle Isaac , " whom "Gord.did.F
spare , * suppecl up ; to young'-"Marser
William , " as he called him , while a j ' H
laugh : spread over his wrinkled counT
tenance , and saidHere , tek' dis ; dis Of
fle collar you to' off Marse Henry's coat
flat night , when you was boys an'
fought dat fight. I tole yo' 'ole MamB
my' 'dat ve'y night dat if Gord spared j.
me I was gwine to save it an. ' gif ter
you de day you was married , jes' to • A
show yo' wife how you would fight for
He ladies when you warn' nothin' but a
boy , " and then catching his chin in his „
hand , he looked in an amused way at
William for a second , and said , "An' Si
'fore Gord ! ef you ain done marry dat
very little gal you was fightin' 'bout
len , " and. William laughed as he tuck-
2d the dilapidated collar in his pocket ,
ind showed his gratification over the
faithful old darkey's affection for him ,
by giving him a warm grip of the hand ,
and , looking toward his wife , said ,
"Well , Undo Isaac , don't you think
sho was worth fighting for ? Look at
her again. " Undo Isaac , still grasp
ing his "young marster'B1' hand ,
glanced towards tho protty bride and
said , "Yes sah ! yes sab ! sho is dat ;
she's fair as do day itself , Lord shol'y
smiled 'pon her. " And William and
Martha had a genuine laugh over tho
Now .years polled by and grandpa
and grandma passed away , then "Wil
liam's own mother and father woro
taken , and William and Martha wont
to old ! 'Shackleford Hall , ' and fair-
haired daughters and brave-browed
bons of their ? grew up around tho
same old hearth-stone , and as Christ
mas rolled around once more , as it
will always do in the ever circling
years , William and Martha concluded
that they would bring back tho happy
long-ago , so they asked all of thoir
neighbors and the neighbors' children ,
among whom was Henry Harris , who
had married Jong ago , and had his lit
tle folics to bring , and they had an
other 'great big party , ' and another
• Goodie Fairie , ' with her basket again ,
• the'most beautiful * girl of all the coun
try , and this time it was Mildred Car-
ter. the daughter of the pretty Mil-
dred Jefferson , who had played the
part before , and they had the big sup-
per in tho same old dining-room , and
when tho little folks wore all through
supper , William called a silenco and
said , "Now little folks , tho last
• Goodie Fairie ! party wehad. at 'Shack-
leford Hall , ' long years ago , wound up
in an awful fight , now this one is go-
ing to wind up in tho story of that aw
ful fight , " and he told his children and
the children of all the other children
who were there in that long ago , of
how ho and Henry came to blows , and
when ho drew out that collar , how tho
little ones , especially the boys , did
scream with laughter. "But , " said
William , "this 'Goodio Fairie Party'
can't bo like that because there's no
William and Henry here who would
have such bad manners as to ' fight ,
you are better than your fathers
were , and if you wasn't , there
would bo no * 'ole Uncle * Isaac'
hero to pick up the dilapidated collar
and cherish it until your wedding day ;
and as William made this allusion to
"ole Uncle Isaac" for tho first timo
that day a sadness came over his face
and a tear-drop glistened on his eye , a
touching tribute to the faithful old
soul , whoso memory was indeed sacred
to his "young marster ; " one proof of
this was found in the old burying-ground
where lay "ole Mammy" and "Undo
Isaac , * " tir - sted not beneath negt
lected mounde. for flowers as fair and
sweet as thoso * raxi bloomed above
the ones whon. Kisshad served so well ,
blossomed asa sned xheir fragrance on
tho quiet air around their narrow beds ;
and many an evening when William's
little one's gathered around tho blazing
hearth to listen to tales and anecdotes
of his boyhood days , tho good deeds of
"Uncle Isaac" and "oleMammy" were
told as a memorial of them , and their
sayings and expressions were by-words j
in the household. Never was there af
fection truer , more pathetic in its ten
derness , or more beautiful in its sim
plicity than that of the old darkeys for
their owners , and they in turn , were
treated by them with appreciation and
sincere regard. But some of theso
good times have been since tho war ,
and that is why thoso few old people
who can remember those halcyon days
of peace and plenty , almost feel that
even the glory of the sun and moon is
dimmed. Sunny South.
THE STAR BEARER.
EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN.
There were seven angels erst that spanned
Heaven's roadway out through space ,
.Lighting with stars , by God's command ,
The fringe of that high placo
Wnence plumed beings in their joy ,
The servitors his thoughts employ ,
FJy.ceaselessly No goodlier band
Loosed jpward to his face.
There , on bright hovering wings that tire
Never they res ed mute ,
Nor of far journeys had desire
Nor of the deathless fruit ;
For in and through each angel soul
All waves of life and knowledge rolL
Even as to nadir streamed the nre
Of their torches resolute.
They lighted Michael's outpost through
Where fly the armored brood ,
And the wintry Earth their omens knew
Of Spring's beatitude.
Rude folk , ere yet the promise came ,
Gave to their orbs a heathen name ,
Saying how steadfast in men's view
The watcnf u. Pleiads stood.
All in the solstice of the year ,
When the s\.n apace must turn ,
The seven bright angels gan to hear
Heaven's twin gates outward yearn ;
Forth with its light and minstrelsy
A lordly trcor ; came speeding oy.
And , oyed w see each cresset sphere
So gloriously burn.
Stayinc his fearless passage then ,
The Captain of that Host
Spake with strong ' 'oice. "We bear to men
God'R gif * ; .he uttermost.
Whereof the oracle < md sign
Sioyi and sages may divine ;
A star * hail blazon in their ken ,
Berne witb us from your post.
This night the Heir of Heaven's throne
A sew borj mortal lies !
Since earth * first morning hath not shone
Such joy in seraph eyes. "
He spake. The ieast in honor there
Answered with longms like a prayer ,
"My star , albeit thenceforth unknown ,
Shall light for you earth s skies. "
Onward the blessea legion swept ,
. Thai angel at the head ;
Where seven ot old their station kept
There are six that shine instead. )
Straight hitherward came troop and star ;
Like some celestai bird afar
Intc Earth's night t he cohort leapt
With teautious wings outspread. *
Dazzling the East beneath it there ,
The Star gave out its rays ;
Right through the still Judean air
The shepherds see it blaze , f
They see the plume-borne heavenly throng , l
And hear a burst of that high song
Of which in Paradise aware
Saints count their years but days. /j
Forthey sapg such music astI deem , # t
In God.s . 'chief court of joj's , • ' - ' " " * ii
H3s stayed the flow of the crystal stream n
And made soul's in mid flight poise ; d
They sang of glory to Him most High , d
Peace on earth abidingly , q
And of all delights the which men dream , h
Nor sin nor grief alloys. 8
Breathless the kneeling shepherds heard , 8'
Charmed from their 'first'rude fear , si
Nor while that music dwelt had stirred E
Were it a month or year ;
And Mary Mother drank its flow , * f
Couched with her babe divine. and , lo I
Ere falls the last ecs'atic word
Three Holy Kings draw near.
When as the star-led shining train \
Wheeled from their task complete ,
Skyward from over Bethlehem's plain 4
They sped with rapture fleet ; ?
And the angel of that orient sfcir , ?
Thenceforth where Heavens lordliest are , f
Stands with a harp , while Christ doth i !
reien , '
A seraph near God's feet. r
WIdo Awake J
For Atitfncus and loronoas of the muiclci
and joints ot tho body , rheumatiitm , and
neuralgia nothlnc equals Sulvatlon Oil.
Prico L. cotita.
Tho Chinese * say a largo noao indicates
flhrottdneH * , but we say a red nouo indl-
cut pa tho need nf a bottlo o ( Dr. Bull's
Cou li Syrup. Prico 25 centn.
Muskot balU woro lecal tondor as far
things in Uoaton in 1035. •
There in a charming elasticity about n
girl of eighteen spring * .
All the scientists ntill assert that it would
take a cannon ball only eight days to
reach tho moon.
Tho flower trade of London is estimated
to amount to 5,000 a day.
Do Not ThluIt fur a ITlomeiit
That catarrh will in timo wear out. The
theory is false. Men try to bolievo it bo-
cause it would bo pleasant if true , but it is
not , as all know. Do not lot an acute at
tack of cold iu tho hoad remain unsubdued.
It is liablo to 'dovelop into catarrh. You
can rid youraal ! of tho cold and uvold nil
chanco of catarrh by using Dr. Snga'a Ca
tarrh Remedy. If already afflicted rid
yourself of this troublesomo disenHO speed
ily : by tho sumo moans. At all druggists.
A supply of balloons andparachuteahaB
been sent fro in England toSuakim.
Very Soualble "Jap .
In Japan the old-school physicians aro
permitted to wear only woodon awordn.
This ' isa gentlv anrcastic way of expla
ins ' the opinion that they kill onongh pco-
pie without using weapons. But the drug
gist j who introduced Dr. Pierco's Golden
Medical ; Diecnerv into tho Empire , carries
a i lino steel blade. It wns found that all
who tried thiB wonderful remedy for
coughs , colds , consumptive tendencies ,
blood , skin and liver troubles , were , withi
out , exception , greatly benelitted. Tho
Mikado : himself is aaid to havo"toned up"
his ' system by its use , and the importer
was therefore permitted the exceptional
honor j of wearing tho sword of the nobility.
Tho pope announces that ho has no in
tention 1 of leaving Rome.
Stninplne and Embroidery.
"Yes , Lizzie , I liko to do fancy work , but
I haven't felt liko trying that pattern or
anything i else ror a week. These awful
'dragging-down' pains aro just killing mo ! "
"I know how you feel , and I can tell you
where to look for relief. Dr. Pierco's Fa-
vorite Prescription U a certain cure for all
thoso peculiar weaknesses and distressing
ailments. Why ! it oven cured mo ot proi
lapsus ] , and many ol my lady friends have
beou 1 cured of various crave maladies pc-
culiar < to our sex by this wonderful medi-
cine. ' " It is tho only medicine .sold by
dnu'gisty , .under a. positive guaranteo from
the \ manufacturers , that it will givo satiB- *
faction ] in every case , or money refunded.
Rend 1 guaranteo on bottle-wrapper.
DeLesseps announces the fuiluro of tho
Panama ] canal loan.
DecronnIiiC tlio Dentil Kntc.
The mortality among consumptives has
been i materially decreased of lato years by
the 1 use ot Scott's Emulsion ot Cod Liver
Oil , with Hj'pophoaphites of Lime and So
da. PhthiHis , Bronchitis , Abscess of the
Lungs , Pneumonia and Throat Affections
are completely subjugated by a timely use
of this excellent pulmonic. Palatable as
milk. Sold by all druggists.
Tho population of Germany , according
to the last census , is 40,855,701.
For Throat Diskases and Coughs ue
Brown's Bronchial Troches. Like all
really good things , they are imitated. The
genuine are sold only in boxes.
There nre 10,000,000 books published in
Germany ( every year.
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| j Rheumatism South CornUh.K.H.Bff
I I "It has done me more
Jl' " " * " "
qood for kidney disease BB
j B J' one. " Geo.Aebott , kSB
PJ Diseases Sioux City , Iowa. | |
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The gentleman on the left took Mcrcurv. Potash
nnd SarsapanllaMixturp * . which ruined hi * dicesj
tion and gave him mercurial rhctiiiiatif m. The gen
tleman on the riaht took Swift's Si-kcikic ( > = . b. S. ) „
which forced out the poison , anil built biuiuplrom
the first close.
SWIFTS SPKCIFC is entirely a vccctable medif
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Blood Poison , Scrotula. Blood Humors and kindred
diseases. ; Send forour books on Blood nnd Skin n
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A particle it applied In o eacii nostril ami Is n rre-
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Aceofillntr to recent lnrf llB tlon 1 * cniucu Jtf * ' JH
cow of licilenelUlathcbiuad. ThtiacSd nU cU tJ - , jgjg
nbrous tl ur . particularly In the Jotati. nil c"0e * fag
the locul mnnlfMtatlont of the UIicmc , pain * * & " JB
achrs In the back d ulioulder * . and in I lit * Joint * * f ' '
the kneci , nkle , hip * and wrinti. Thotuand * of j9
people have found In Hood's Kariaparllla a ponttlrc * 3
and permanent cure for rheumatism. Till * medicine i 9
by lu purlfjrlng and Tltallzlnz action , ncutraltera-tho ; 3 |
acidity of the blood , and alio strengthens the wfcole tjj9
Hood's Sarsaparilla Jl
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