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OUT OF VARKNESS.
BY EMMA A1 LICE BROWNE.
Father of Life, I turn to Thee !
I have no future; and the past.
A. looming darkness, vairue and vast.
Lllots out the suiiiiv davs to b
Betxveen me and Eternity !
omthnes my-ieaguered soul cries but,
i rncr.int retu.tre cinywhere?
'ilic wvirrinir leyrionsitt Desnair.
I Iis.v? lu ;!'(1 mi- weary path about.
j l.xt in 1 fie orookch wavs that Wind
! By lurkijjo pitfalls, day by dy,
1 While hope and cour.iire ebb'awav
, wauderinf in tlie,dark, and blind,
Grune for the cKw 1 may not find :
A thread of Thy celestial light! .
Some pirj'ing Angel, fleeing far,
Trailed over earth, and star by star
Through all the labyrinth of Nijiht,
Wound upward to the heavenly height!
Vainly I make my heavy moan ;
The subtle cord is snapt aiid lost -
The way of light by darkness crossed ;
inev cass by L)eatn7s drm atea alone.
Who see Thy face before theJThrone!
A CHRISTMAS STORY.
by captain ciiarLes howard.
The morning promised a beauti-
ful Christmas day ; the sun crept
over the horizon in unclouded splen-j
dor, and his beams bathed in beauty
the snowy trees, roofs, and lawns of
the home of the St. Ornes. The
air. notwiinstanaiti? me spnng-iiKe
. 1 1 . V I
beams ot the sun, was cold, and
there was a mournful murmur in the
wind. The jingle of distant bells
floated over Parkland, as the St.
Orue estate was called, and from the
highest windows the splendid cut
ters could be seen flying down the
road far away. . ;
The inmates of the mansion were
up betimes that sacred morn, and
the Drocrramme for the day was
written with care. Maud, the mis-
trees of "tiro - place, -trfto o haughty I
girl of one and twenty, and she did
the honors of Parkland in a manner
that solicited much praise from the
fashionable folks who came from the
city; She was very handsome, self
willed and accomplished, a queen of
music -at the piano, a princess of
song at the guitar. Since the death
of her mother, an event that oc
curred four years prior to the open
ing of our story, she )iad presided
over Parkland, to the gratification
of her father, from -whom she had
received much ot her learning, and
not p, fev. ot her foibles. j
She lia'il a sister, a fair, spirititeile
irirl of seventeen, named Kate. She
was a 'brunette, her skin I looked
whiter than the lilies or snow, and
! -f- lilii k eves flowed with a soft
. ' afjil !io!v iiiit. She was fairer than
j Iviau,!, and people said that the but-.-,'f
ten:ujs and daisies would soon
bloom over her, for she was as frail
as the lil v, but more beautiful 1
fI shall not receive any one this
morning," Kate St. Orne sjud to her
lister, that beautiful Christmas day.
lIf you will bring me a pillow, I
will sit in mother's arm-chair, and
wish the world a merry Christmas.?
And leave me to do the honors
of Parkland I Kate, you astonish
me. What would father say if he
knew this? The Morgans,! the pe
iancys, and tbe Rutledges are com
ing. They expect you to sing the
Nativity!" . ; '','.''
The beautiful girl started, and al
lowed her bead to fall back among
the plush cushions of the chair.
Then, with her eyes fastened on her
sister, she sang in a low voice :
"Hail ! thou, son and Prince of David !
Peace on earth, good will to men P
"Your voice is superb this morn
ing ln exclaimed Maud. "Kate, yon
must sing for our coming guests."
" "I shall not," said the girl, slowly.
"I do not.feel like singing this day.
Will you bring me the! pillow,
Maud ?" . 1
"It is always thus," ejaculated the
mistress of Parkland, looking re
proachfully at her sister. "You will
briog the St." Orne j name into disre
pute by your peevishness. They are
talking about you now." !
HILL., 1ST. P., SAURDATI DEC. 21, 1878.
"I know it," said
"They say ."-She
closed her eves.
Maud regarded her a moment with
anger in her dark orbs, and then left
the room, shutting the ' door with a
.violence that unstrung the brunette's
"She can't control her will," she
said kindly. "She knows what they
say. JNext summer s roses will
bloom over Kate St. Ome. That
is what the people 3ay."i
She muttered the Jast words, for a
step fell upon her ears and her sister
entered with-a pillow The crirl
placed it behind her head, and with
a fervent "thahk you, Maud' leaned
back and closed her eyes.
Maud St. Ome left the room, with
her hearty features unrelated, and
with hands clenched like a queen of
tragedy., Kate looked more beauti
ful than ever asleep in the old chair,
and the Christmas sun crept higher
After awhile, her slumbers gradu.
ally wore away, and she'opened her
eyes at the sound of a foot-step,
The door bad opened, and a boy
was crossing the threshold.
He was a stout, handsome boy,
abut fifteen years of age, and toler
1 1 11 1 It TT T i
aoiy wen ciaa. iiis coeeks were
rosy with health, and honesty and
good nature beamed in his eyes.
His shock of shining auburn hair,
and the faultless hand that held the
hat at his side, made Kate St. Orne
admire him. - , j -
He started when he saw that she
regarded him, and showed signs of
retreat. But, her voice reassured
him, and he came forward again
with a smile. 1 :
Good morning," he
notx - vowa. "1 -wl yrrrt -a,rrterrpl
Christmas and a .happy New; Year"
Kate St. Orne bent- forward,
amused at the'-greeting
"And the same to you, my little
man,"lshe 'said. ''Pray, what is your
'jDarrowTom Darrow, if you
please?' he Answered. "I was pass
ing your house and saw the doors
open, so I just walked in to wish all
I might meet a merry Christmas."
"Were you . not refused admis
sion,?" ! ;
"No erson saw me, I sujpose. I
know I should not have entered here
"Our doors, are open - 'to all you
are welcome here. Are you. not
cold?" j ,
,4I am not," said the youth, glanc
ing at the fire in the grate. "Walk
ing keeps the body heated. If you
would walk out your cheeks would
soon be red.'' ,
f , -
Kale St. Orne smiled
"Where are you going ?"
"I'm almost ashamed to tell you,"
was the reply and the boy blushed.
"Tell me, please," said Kate, in a
winning voice. "Perhaps I can s
sist you." .
"One year ago, mother left me
and the city Jaid 'aec near father,"
said the boy. uJust before she died,
she called me to the bed and said :
'The legacy I leave you, Tom, is
the Darrow name and the , world.
Prove yourself worthy of both.
Then she died, and the officers came
and sold the furniture while I wept."
"And you . are trying to prove
yourself worthy of your legacy ?"
asked Kate, with a smile.'
With drooping eyes the boy mur
mured : . -
"Yes.". . j" , .
"You were going to the city,
then?" ;" - - ; i'' t j
"I hoped to get something to do,
there. If I , could get! a chance to
study medicine." '
, ,"So you would become a doctor V
"I would try." '
. "Have you any money ?"
"Nothing but a silver quarter,
"Vill you give it to me?"
Kate St. "Orne put forth her hand,
and the boy, Tom Darrow, placed
tne shining piece in her bloodless
palm. .4 ; ' .
t f'Thank you,"" she said, and the
boy was rewarded,
j frhen "she rose and went to a stand
that .occupied one corner. Tof the
sp tcibus parlor. . At her request the
wa if removed the great chair after
her, and she drew, writing materials
trcm the drawer.
"I'm going to send you to Phila
de phia," she said. "Will you go ?"
"'I vwill go wherever yon send me,"
he answered, and then Kate took uu
tlu pen and wrote : ! i
j . ' . i . ; '.'. ." ; j j '"
"Doctor Stakleigii My friend,
this will introduce Master Tom Darrow,
whose legacy is the Darrow name and
the world. He -wants to become a doc
tor and I charge' you to initiate him in
to ihe -mysteries of . the healing profes
sion. Treat him well, for Jhere is the
ma ting of a noble man in him." J
i hen she signed her , name, and
haiided the writing to the boy, who
read it with a flushed and joyful
fac j. v ; ; ... v .
' You've said too much lor me, I
guess," he said, "I may fail."
' I do not fear failure," she said.
"Ydu my tell the Doctor that I am
fee ing tolerably well, and that I
hoj 6 to visit his family in the
spring." - ;
it , .....
Half an hour later Kate St. Orne
was alone. ' i ' ; i '
hie boy, supplied with money
from her own purse, was on his way
to Philadelphia, and she was won
dering if they would ever meet again.
ahe had taken a strong liking! for
the waif; a little study and cultiva
tion would transform him into a
handsome man, and then 'she might
e a lover. But Kate could not
por suuh thoughts, when the peo-
were saying that next summer's
flo wers would lfik hen coffin Ud.
All at once her sister boiled into
The beautiful girl started.
"What dp you mean by sending a
little rauaru tiffin to Doctor Stan-
leigli ?" and, before Kate could reply,
Maud continued: "We were coming
from Hamilton, and a boy stopped
us i nd wished us a; merry Christmas.
He said he had just leti Parkland, and
told me what you had given him.
The recommendation, I tore ihto
tatters and threw them over , the
f 1 mi -r i . t ' . 1
snow, men l oaae nun Dcgone, ana
left him standing in the road."
ndignation flashed in Kate St.
Orne's dark eyes.
"The boy was my protege !" she
cried. "You have insulted me, and
Vou have stained the St. Orne
facd our guests with our name thus
dishonored ! This is the darkest
Christmas of my life." . n
" And the brightest one of mine
saic Kate. Maud left thetroom, and
the noble girl called a servant. !
j la his presence she' wrote another
introductory letter to Doctor Stan-
leigh- . ; -':k.
"Find the boy, and put this in his
hands," she said, handing the man
the letter. "Do not return with lit."
: The servant left, and the Christmas
day wore away. At nightfall he re
turned. "I scoured the city, without
ava 1," ho said. "I couldn't find the
boy." ':;' k." -: jl;;'
1 Kate St. Orne fell back in the chair.
think." she. murmured. "Heaven
guide him to the hospitable doors !"
hus passed one Christmas in Kate
rne's life." ' l-
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ristmas at sea ! j !
he tropical shores of the West
Indies were still visible from the
decks of the noble vessel northward
bon nd, and services suitable to the sa
crea dfay were being held. Around
the ship the sea was calm, and sug
gested eternal summer and beautiful
flowers. Many of the passengers
thought of their own homes covered
with snow, and the jingle of bells
seemed to salute their ears.
, The sun was setting, and the night,
gradually closing about the vessel,
promised to be a night of beaut
softness and lovtii
All at once the first strains of that
matchless song ot the Nativity, rose
from the lips of a beautiful girl, who
had listened intently to the: sermon
of .the navy chaplain. Instantly ajl
eyes were .faxed upon her, and lujr
voice was the only sound heard. The
entranced listeners, held their breati,
for the Yoice of an angel seemed to
be singing to them, and the who
soul of the'singer was in the song
At last the final note floated over
the sea, and the . enchanted stillness
that followed was rudely broken by
the direst cry that ever soared from
a vessel's deck. : --A, f.
Fire! fire I fire I "- -a ; i ; "
In an instant it was known that
the vessel was on fire, and the 1 wil
est confusion at. once: reigned.
The shrieks of the women and
children rose above the stern voice
of the captain, and every man spranlg
to the subduing of the flames. They
worked like heroes: but the crimson
demons advanced steadily, relentless
Iv dooming, on that beautiful Christ
mas, the good, the true and the lovely.
As if to -aid the fire, a strong wind
sprang tip ' and blew the vessel out
of her course towards a shore visi
ble just, before sunset. , : j
At the -last moment the boats were
lowered, and the captain at the gang
way with revolver inhand, permitted
no- man to precede the women. Tfie
calm of the tropical sea was now
broken ; the waves were I becoming
angry ; . and the men the passionate
Cuban passengers unuo.ntrolabl'e.
They, rushed upon the captain, and
though he slew two, he was hurlqd
utct buaid, aud the laV fil tol - to V i!b
gunwales. . - j
It was a terrible moment, and there
was a meeting on deck.
The beautiful singer of "The Na
tivity" stood near a mast with clasped
hands and a pale face. j,
A young man saw her, and sprang
to her side. !
"Will you not be saved ?" he cried
"Not until the mothers, and wives
and children are safe," she answered.
"I am but a maid."
"But with the noblest heart of
them all !" cried the man. "Kate St.
Orne, you are the .same ito-day 4
you were three Christmases' ago." j
She started and looked into his
eyes. "- '
"Have you forgotten me?" he cried.
"Tom Darrow, the waif, has tried to
prove worthy of his legacy his
name and the world. The West
Indies have saved your life ihey
have driven ,death from your, lungs.
I have watched vou loner," Kate St.
Orne. Let me save you riowasydu
once saved me. Quick I the vessel
is going down : let
the boats." ?
them fijrht for
He caught her in his arms as he
uttered the last sentence, and spradg
to the vessel's side. The last boat,
filled to the gunwales with despair
ing people, was leaving the burning
bark, arid the next moment the ' ship
Aided by the lights Tom Darroiv
strong arm contrived to secure
buoy, and then the sea' engulfed tl
ship, and darkness reigned ejvery
I have pictured enough of the hor
rors of that Christmas night.
When daylight broke over the
sea again, a vessel's boat picked up
two persons from a -buoy. The w
man was nearly: dead from exhau
tion ; but the arm of her companioi
had saved her life. i i
When Kate St. Orne" returned to
. - ' It
Parkland, she had the pleasure of
ihtmdnmnor a newlv fledsred doctor;
Mr.1 Tom Darrow, to her father. Ht r
sister Maud started at the name.
"Mr. Darrow is my protege," saijLl
Kate. UI told you so . three years
ago. 'He found Dr. Stanleigh deadj,
but my money enabled him to get
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position, and he was returning with
his preceptor from Havana on thd
fated Tropical Queen, whn I en
countered him." . ;
Maud left abashed, and it was H
long time before her haughty spirit J.
could bend, to crave Dr. Darrow'd ;
The tropics - had completely re
stored Kate St. Orne's health, and
the bread cast upon the waters that
sunny day, she- saw return. For
Tom Darrow, the waif, had proved
worthy ot his , legacy, and on her
bridal day, which was a Christmas
Kate sang as she bad never sung be
fore the song of the Nativity. A
THINGS WORTH KNOWING.
1. That !fish may be scaled much
easier, by: dipping into boiling water
oKnnt Q ininnra . '
2. That fishmay as well be scaled. '
if desired, before packing down id
salt ; though, in that case, do not
scald them. "
3. That salt fish are quickest and
best fresheued by soaking in sour
milk. - , ; -, ; . "
4 .That milk which Is turned or
changed may be sweetened and ren
dered fit for use again, by stirring in
a little soda. ' . 1
; 5. That salt, will curdle new milk,
hence,' in preparing - milk-porridge
gravies, etc., the salt should not be
added until the dish is prepared. -1 ,'-',
C. That fresh meat; after begin-
ning tp sour, will sweeten if placed, '
out of doors in the, cool over night.
? ; 7. rChat clear boiling water will ,
remove tea stains and . many fruit
stains. Pour the water through tho
stahi, and thus prevent Its 'spreading'
over the fabric, ' . '
8. That ripe tomatoes will remove
ink '; and other stains from , white
cloth ; also, from the hands. . '
9. That a teaspopnful of turpen
tine boiled with your white clothes'
wiil aid in the whitening pr6cess.
10. I hat .boiled starch is much
jm-uI -hy-iK addition of a. littla
sperm,, or a little salt, or both,' or a
little gum arable dissolved. .
11. That beeswax and salt will
make your rusty flat-irons as clean
and smooth as glass.' Tie a lump of
wax in a rag and keep it f6r that
purpose. When' the irons are hot,
rub them first with the wax rag,
then scour with a paper or cloth
sprinkled with suet.
12. That blue ointment and kerO'
sene, ' mixed in equal proportions
and applied to bedsteads, is an un
failing bedbug remedy ; and that a
coat of whitewash is ditto for the
walls of-a log house. ' '
i 13. That1 kerosene ! will soften
boots or shoes which, have been
hardened by water, and render them
as pliable as new. (
14. That kerosene will make tin
tea-kettles as bright 'as new. Satu
rate a woolen fag arid rub with it.
It will also remove stains from clean
15. 1 Tliat cool rain-water and soda
will remove machine grease from
By cable to Herad, 11th. J
GRANT GOING TO INDIA.
Paris, Dec: 10, 1878. The JZcr
correspondent at Pau telegraphs
that General Grant' has accepted the
offer of President Hayes to go to '
India on the United States corvette
Richmond; The -President's offer
was made in the j most flattering
terms. General Grant will embark
on the Richmond about Christmas
and will proceed thence to India
through the Suez Canal, landing at
Bombay. A journey will be made
as far inland as Poonah. The Rich
mond will touch at Ceylon and the
General will visit Kandy, in the cen
tre of the island. From Ceylon the
Richmond will proceed through the
Straits of Malacca to iarri, and Gen
eral Grant will pav his respects to
the King at Bangkok. The voyage
wilKthen continue to the ports of
China, "thence to Japan and after
ward to the Sandwich Islands. Per
haps Australia may be visited but it
is riot yet. included in the plan. Gen
eral Grant expects to arrive in San .
Francisco about May. He hopes to
reach bis home at Long Hranch about
the latter end of June.
A Solar Day is measured by the
rotation ot the earth upon, its axis,
and is ot different lengths, owing to
the ellipticity of the earthy orbit,
artd oihef causes; but a mean Solar
Day, recorded by the time-piece, U
twenty-four hours long.
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