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Christmas festival. --The annual festival of the Sunday School of the Second Baptist Church was held on Christmas day, and passed off with unusual eclat. At 10 o'clock in the morning the School assembled in the lecture room, and after an address by the Superintendent, Mr. H. K. Ellyson, forty-two of the scholars, who were entitled to the premiums, received beautiful and costly books.--The School then formed in procession and marched to the hall of the Virginia Mechanics' Institute, where between 300 and 400 scholars were furnished with all that heart could desire of the good things of life, embracing cream, jelly, cakes, candies, fruits, toys, fireworks, books, &c. We have never seen a happier crowd of bright-eyed, joyous children.--The occasion was one of special interest to us, because of the presence of a large number of children from amongst the poor of our city.--It is creditable to the officers and teachers of this School, that they have given especial attention, to this
The holidays are passing away, and thus far have been very pleasant. Christmas day, the cream of the week, was celebrated by the Catholics, Episcopalians, Methodists, and, perhaps, other denominations, by highly interesting religious exercises, and some of the churches were beautifully decorated for the occasion. With the "worldlians," the day was one of wild enjoyment, egg-nogg, pop-crackers, field sports and visiting, making up the sum and substance of the occasion. Towards the evening the demonstrations on the streets were of such an unmistakable character, that most of the restaurants closed at an early hour. Until late bed time the bursting of pop-crackers and sending off of rockets were participated in by thousands; but by 12 o'clock the streets were as silent as death, the only sound to be heard being the "tramp," "tramp," of the city watchmen, as they made their weary rounds to protect the lives and property entrusted to their care. Thus far we have heard of no seri
Good order. --With the exception of a score or so of tipsy fellows, who loved egg-nogg not wisely but too well, and who were somewhat boisterous when they got into the streets, and had to be locked up by the police, we never saw a more quiet, orderly, pleasant city than this on Christmas day. The dawn was ushered in through murky clouds and straggling snow flakes, but by 9 o'clock the sun was out in his richest winter attire, the clouds dispersed and disappeared from the heavens, and the wind, which promised to be blustering was soft and gentle as the zephyrs of an April morning.
Pretty sight. --On Christmas morning whilst the streets were alive with innocent children in search of gifts from friends, and enjoying the sports of the occasion, we saw a manly little lad, with basket filled with confections and toys, happily engaged in distributing his gifts to poor children who seemed to have had no other friend.
St. Joseph's Asylum. --The "Sisters" gave the pupils of this school an entertainment on Christmas morning, which was highly gratifying to them, and to all who witnessed it.--The remembrance of the orphan, on festive, as well as other occasions, is a characteristic with the Sisters of this school, and one that adds very much to its usefulness.
Burned. --Mrs. Anna Knight, a lady resident of the western suburbs, was severely, though not fatally burned, on Christmas morning, by her skirts taking fire from the stove. Hoops are said to have caused this accident, as they have others of a similar kind.
Distributing Prizes. --On Christmas morning the Sabbath School scholars of Leigh Street Church met at their school-room, when the officers and teachers distributed prize books to those of the pupils who had competed successfully for them.
Riotous. --A row occurred on Christmas day at "Five Points," near the northwest corporation line, in which one or two persons were severely beaten. As the case will come before the Mayor for investigation, we need give no reported particulars.
Warmed. --James Roberts, a free negro, got drunk on Christmas day, and kicked up a general muss in the street, for which he was taken before the Mayor yesterday and soundly lashed.
cribed as the perfection of reason. They took the bull boldly by the horns. They tell us there is no law. The negroes on a plantation we once know, distinguished themselves by all getting drunk on the last day of harvest of a certain year. The next year the proprietor told them they should have no whiskey.--"Humph!" grunted the head man, "I don't call dat no harvis', I don't." So is Christmas nothing if it is not merry, as Iago was nothing if not critical. We suppose, then, the 25th day of December, in the year of Grace One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty, was, to us at least, not Christmas, for, most assuredly, to us it was not merry. We speak not of the rumors of war which were rife to the point of tainting the very air we breathe. We speak not of Massachusetts or South Carolina, of the President that is going out, or the President that is coming in. We speak not of secession or revolution. We speak only of our own peculiar aliments — of a long chill and a high fever, and
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