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Vol. V I I I . E A .S T H E R T F O R D , CONN., S A .T U H D ^ Y , D E C . 1 6 1 8 7 1 . NO, 1 9 . P O F W £ r A E Uuder this bead \vi!l be foiiinl every week the vrords of some popular soug. Iii tliis nuiiil)er we £ive LEAF BY LEAF THE BOSES FALL. Leaf by loaf the roBCs fall, Drop by drop the spriugs nui dry; One by one, beyond recall. Summer rosea droop and die. But the roses bloom again. And the springs will gush auew In the pleasant Apiil rain. And the summer rain and dew. Cnoiirs. Oh! leaf by leaf the roses fall, Droi> by drop the siiriugs run dn': One by one beyond recall, Sumer roses droop and die. So in hours of deejjest gloom \then the springs of gladness fail. And the roses in their bloom Droop hke maidens wan and pale, We shall find some hojje that lies Like a silent gem apart. Hidden far from careless eyes, lu the garden of the heart. (Chorus.) Some sweet hope to gladness wed, That will spring afresh and new. When griers winter will have fled. Giving pl<ice to rain and dew; Some Bweet hope that breaths of spring. Through the weary, weary time. Budding for its blossoming, In the spiiit’B glorious clime. (Sheet music at Haven’s 11 Asylum sireet. ) THE TWELVE WINE-GLASSES. A Tcmpcrancc Sketch. BY MRS MARY J . HOLMES. CIIAPTEB 1. TIIK GLA.SSE8 ARB BOUGHT. Nellie Fisher was shopping on Broadway for at least the iwentielh time since the morniug when h*a- husband kissed her gouvl-bye and left her for a month as the guest of Mrs. Dr. Fowler, who had known and loved her over since she was a child. Nellie had bought silks at Stewait's and carpets and laces at Arnold’s, and gloves at Harris, s, and Lad been a dozen times to “ Lyle’s great clearing out sale,” and had bought forty articles she did not need because they were so cheap ” and the saleswoman “ so polite.” She had sent home to her bird’s-nest of a cottage in Oakland numerous boxes and bales of g ^ s , and George had written her good accounts of their safe and speedy arrival, and had said the blue carpet intended for little Harry’s room was beautiful and just the color of her ej'es. He had also sent her more money with which to pay her bills and never hinted at extravagance, but had bidden her get what she wanted, as his last law ease was a great success and had brought him a handsome profit, and so in her new travelling suit of buff in which she looked so pretty Nellie was doing her last shopping for the season, for on the morrow she would leave New York for her home in Oakland. She had bought an exquisite chromo at Gon])il’.>«, and a jewel box for Geoi^e at Fountain’s, and more bows and ribbons than she could w^ear in a year, and she stood at last before a handsome dinner set which for more Ihan a week she had looked at everj' daj' and wondered if she could afford it. “ I have nothing but^the plam' white dishes I had when I went to housckeepinsr.” she said to Mrs. Fowler, who was with her, “ and part of them are broken and nicked in places, and would look so shabby if I was to give that little dinner party I told 3'ou about when Mrs. Gen. Rossiter comes to Oakland.” “ It is a very pretty set and reasonable too. I don’t think I would hesitate to take it,” Mrs. Lowler replied; and so the dinner set was bought, and some cut glass goblets, and a fanciful dish for fruit, and then Nellie •topped before a row of wine-glasses, and taking up one of a very pretty' patteni, inquired the price per dozen. Four dollars seemed a good deal for such tiny things, and she stood holding the glass in her hand and looking at in different lights when Mrs. Fowler said to her : “ Come, Nellie, put it down. It is near- 1}' dinner time. You surely w ould not buy that r ’ \ Why not >” and Nellie’s blue ej-^es, in which as yet there was no shadow of sorrow, looked wonderingly at her friend, in whose voice there was a tone of mingled terror and entreaty as she said, “ You surelj" would not buy that ?” She was thinking of a churchyard among the hills of Massachusetts and the grave under the evergreen, and the boy who slept there, his headstone telling only that he died at the early age of twenty. Not hoiv he died, or of the crushed he art which wept for him all the mors bitterlj' because of the fearful horrors which gathered aronnd his death-ued and left no hope behind. It was a drunkard’s grave overwhich the tasseled pine whispered so sadly, and since the day when in a voice which was more like a howl of despair, than a human cry, the young man had said to her, “ Mother, j/ou taught me to drink by havmg wine upon the table, and now I am going to hell>” Mrs. Fowler had never suffered a drop of the juice of the grape to cross her thresliold, and when .«he .saw the glass in Nellie’s hand and guessed at her intention, she felt like diishiug the frail thing to the ground, and involuntarily drew a step nearer to llarrj', Nellie's little live 3'ear old boy, who was accompanying tlu-ui. But she eouid not tell all this then. It ^yas neither the time nor the place, ai;d to Nellie’s quest on, “ Why not V she replied : *■ I do not think it well to buy a thing I never use. ” “ But I chad use these,” Nellie said (luickly. “ 1 have intended to get them ever since I heard that Mrs. Gen. iiossiter from Boston was *coming to Oakland. She was very polite to George and me when we were on our bridal trip ; gave a little paty for us and took us to ride and George says I must invite her to dinner, but I dread it awfully, our house is so small eomi>ared with hers and she entertains so elegantly. She always has wine for dinner, and would think strange not to see it on our table. 1 know v»iiat a strong temperance woman you are ” Nellie continued, with a little laugh, as she saw the look of disapproval deepen on Mrs. Fowlers face. “ And I am a temjierance woman, too, and so is George, lie seldom touches wine except our own. Did I tell j’ou we made five gallons of the most delicious wine from our own grapes, so that we know that it is pure. Why, at first we could drink it as freely as water and with as little effect. Our grapes were so nice and ripe and we had so many of them.” “ Better have let them rot on the vines,” Mrs. Fowler rejoined, as Nellie stopped to take breath. ‘ ‘ Yes, far belter have let them rot on the vines,” she repeated while into her eyes there crept the look they always wore when she remembered the words, “You taught me to drink: and now I am going to hell.” She, too, had made wine from her own grapes, and as she stood there in the Broadway store, with the piles of china and cut glass around her, and the noise of the great city in her ears, she went in fancy back to that bright day in autumn when she plucked the rich, purple fruit fn>m the heavily laden vines, and dropped some into the basket on the grass, and some into the apron of her golden haired boy who sported at her side, and who now slept in that grave among the hills, lie had drank wine like water when it was new, withjno spirit in it to intoxicate, and so the love had grown with cach sue-, ceeding year until the boy became a brute, and the mothei said in her breaking heart, “ It would have bean better if he had not been born.” Little Harry^ Fisher was just the age her boy had been when she first made the wine which had led to his destruction, and while Nellie counted out the twelve glasses she had decided to take, Jlrs. Fowler involuntarily laid her hand on Harry’s brown curls in a protecting kind of way as if she would shield him from harm. “ Won’t }-ou have some decanters ? Here are some pretty patterns,’’ the elerk said to Nellie, who signified her assent, and the decanters were packed away, with the dozen glasses, to be sent by that afternoon’s express to Oakland. “ Don’t you think you are a little too strict on the temperance question?” Nellie asked her friend, as they were slowly walking home. “ Nellie,” Mrs- Fowler replied, and her voice was choked with a sob, “ had 1 alwjij’s been as strict as I am now I shouid not have been a childless woman. I had a little boy, Walter,—as dear to me as Harry is to you, and just as beautiful, and oh how I loved my darling, but—but—he sleeps to-day in a drunkard’s grave, because of wine upon my table. You say you have no fears for your husband. Perhaps you need have none. His habits are fixed, it may be true, but Nel. ‘, have a care for the little boy.'’ They had rcached home by this time, and in the cxcitemedt of dressing for dinner, Nellie forgot the v.arning uttered so solemnly, “ Have a care for the little boy,” and when two days after she unpacked her handsome dinner set, in her own cozy diuing-room :it Oakland, and washed, and admired, and put away her new wine glasses and decanters, she merely thought of Mrs. Fowler as of one who was, in some respects, too strict and | particular. CHAPTER IL THE WIXE GLASSES ARE USED. Mrs. Gen. Rossiter came up from Boston one pleasant morning in June, and the next evening Nellie called upon her with her husband, and gave the mvitation for dinner for the following Thursdaj', feeling glad when she saw her city friend’s stylish dress, and the elegant diamond rings upon her fingeis, that she had the new dining set, wine-glasses and all, for otherwise sli® would have been lotli to entertain so fashionable a woman as Mrs. Gen. Rossiter. Now, however, she should do very well, and Thursday morning found her up before the sun had brushed the dew drops from the luxuriant honeysuckle which grew before her window. There was custard to make, with blanc-mange and sponge-cake tor desert, and then Nellie tried her hand at jelly, and got very red in the face, and was hot and tired, and imeem fort-able, and gave George a lunch in place of his usual dinner, which he was accustomed to have at twelve. As they were to dinp in state at six, he found no fault with the airangement, and Mssing his pretty little -wife bade her not to do all Maggie’s work and her own too, and then went whistling back to his office, while Nellie rested upon the lounge until time to arrange her table. It did look beautifully when everj-thing was completed, and Nellie viewed it from every possible direction, admiring her new dishes very much, but admiring the wine-glasses more, with the graceful decanters full of the delicious wine. “ They just set it off,” she thought, won dering if Mrs. Gen. Rossiter would not think her Catawba, and Delaware, and Iona, quite equal to the rare liquers used upon her own table. She had tasted the Catawba when she filled the decanter with it, and when Harry said to her, ‘'Me some too,” she started to place the glass to his 1'p.s, when, swift as lightning, Mrs. Fowler s warning word’s came back to her, “ Have a care for the little boy,’’ and she took the glass away, and said, “ No, darling, it is not good for little boys. Mamma can’t let you have it.” Accustomeil to obey, Harry said no more, and busied himselt with his playthings—his horses and carts and wagons, until 3Iaggie carried him off to dress him for the c’.esseit at which he was to appear. The dinner was a gret # success, and Mrs. General Rossiter wore liSr white point lace and diamonds, and George took her to the table, where she praised <;very thing and declared the wine better than that which had been in her cellar for years. “ it is so soft and mild that it cannot hurt even a child,” she said as she drained her glass, and little Harry, who had just come in forthe dessert, in his pretty velvet suit, with his brown curls shading his face and his great blue eyes seeing and his ears hearini; everything," heard what the lady said, and after dinner was over and the guests had rcturacd to the parlor, he lingered in the dining room and standing on tip-toe peered into the wine glasses until he found one more than half full of the delicious Delaware. Nellie who cared but little for wine and who had been rather surprised at the quantity drank by Mrs. General Rosit-er, had left nearly all hers in her glass, never dreaming that she was leaving it for Harry, who smacked his lips with a keen relish of the beverage which the beautiful lady had said would not hurt a ciild. Harrj' liked it, and examined all the glasses, draining every drop he could find, and he was contemplating an attack upon the dpcamer when jHaggie appeared and took the bottle away. He was very talkative in the parlor during the half hour he was allowed to remain there before being sent to b"d, and when about midnight, Nellie went to his crib to see that all was right, she found him with his cheeks flushed, his hands hot and feverish, while he occasionally talked in his sleep and seemed otherwise indisposed. “ Too much ice-cream. I don't approve of little shavers like him coming to dessert— better give ’em bread ajd milk in the nurse ry,” George said by way of quieting his wife’s fears. But Nellie was not quite so certam about the ice-cream, and she went to Harry several times during the night, and felt tired and worn the next day; and at Maggies suggestion, took a glass of wine to steady her nerves and remove thej^'iintness and languor which she felt as the natural consequences of a night of waliefulness. Harry, too, was cross and irritabl.*, and asked for “wine to make me feel some better and a dood boj’, ” which so amused his mother that she forgot Mrs. Fowler’s warning, “ Have a care for the little boy,’’ and allowed him to drink what was left in tlie glass, and then wonder what made him cross and irritable when he was usually merry and blithe as a bird. The three jugs of wine which Nellie had thought would last forever, were nearly empty before the luscious fruit hung rich and ripe upon the vines, for the glasses were so pretty that it seemed a pity not to use them, especially if there was company to dinner, as was freiiuently the case, for George and Nellie both were hospitably inclined, and their table was often full of guests who came some from the village and" some from the neigboring towns. George seldom drank spirits ot any kind. It made his head ache, he said, and with no fear for him to trouble her and no thought of danger elsewhere, Nellie gathered the ripe fruit again, and bottled up her wine and suffered Harry to sip what was left in the pitchers and dishes used in the bottling. Harmless as v.’ater,” her friends said of the newly made wine, and she believed it, without once stopping to reflect how by means of tiiis beverage, ‘‘ harmless as water,” a taste might be cultivated in her little boy which would in after years pieice her heart with the bitterest pang a mother can ever know. Concluded 7iext tvcek. G r e a t Quantities of GOOD Goods in the Jewelry and Watch line, and groat In d u c em e n ts to purchaisera. Tnie Stuff, Fine Goods, and YERY Low Prices, a t J . G. G R ISW O I^D & C o ’s. 25 Asylum St., Hartford. Conn. Everything Warranted. New Goods— New Goods! FaS! T r a d e . Just received, a large and complete assortment of D O L i I ^ S ! Wax! China! Eubber! Leather! STATIONERY 1 TOYS! TOILET SOAP and CONFECTIONERY. A full and complete stock of Fisoy Goods. 15 . P . I I O S X I R ’X 'S . i “* . 491 M A IN STREET, D R . FARRAR, IS Triuify St., Uurtford, Conn. Ha s w r i t t e n a n d le r tn r c d agamst t:KiMi.VAL Abohtiox. He savs. in his recent v.-ork. •• the cau-sos of ihio Ciiilu Mcr- SER are to be fouiul. often in ignorance of its guilt or urn, the unwillingneBs to criminate one’s self, the loss of charactcr. the reign of extravacrance and fashion." etc. etc Send for liig Now Boljk on the above subject. Price, $1.00. Diseases of Women aiul Childron ami a li. chronic maladies have been a specialty with Dr. Farrar many yeara. His Book entitled MEDICAL AD>ICE sent fr e k to any address. I THICK OR THIK! The only good Fanilj Machine IS THE i ll . F U R R E Y , REPAIII1.\G A.\D JOBBl\fi SHOP, 28 M u lb erry Street. Furniture neatly repaired. Sash asd blinds r e paired and luade to order. Every style of work that a joinercando, done with ncatncsisnd die- patoD. C A L L A N D S E E T H E A91ER1CAIV SEW ING MACHINE, AT WO. 8 9 9 9IA1N ST. S C H O O L B o o k s ! N EW S ROOM I A N D We keep the beat and sell the cheapest. LTOW & €0., 575 Main Street. Old Stand of H. C. POXD. THE yntiAi' Orchastrion S A I . 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LEAF BY LEAF THE BOSES FALL.
Leaf by loaf the roBCs fall,
Drop by drop the spriugs nui dry;
One by one, beyond recall.
Summer rosea droop and die.
But the roses bloom again.
And the springs will gush auew
In the pleasant Apiil rain.
And the summer rain and dew.
Oh! leaf by leaf the roses fall,
Droi> by drop the siiriugs run dn':
One by one beyond recall,
Sumer roses droop and die.
So in hours of deejjest gloom
\then the springs of gladness fail.
And the roses in their bloom
Droop hke maidens wan and pale,
We shall find some hojje that lies
Like a silent gem apart.
Hidden far from careless eyes,
lu the garden of the heart.
Some sweet hope to gladness wed,
That will spring afresh and new.
When griers winter will have fled.
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