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grand evangelical preparation for his coming; all that era since the history of the spread of Christianity, a work to go on until the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of the Lord. He pursued this analogy in calling the advent of Christmas the central fact of each man's life, and closed by repeating the following beautiful hymn of Ray Palmer: Take me, O, my Father, take me-- That which Thou wouldst have me, make me; Take me, save me, through Thy son! Let Thy will in me behe text, "Unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." The discourse held that Christmas ought to be kept as a religious festival, and not merely as a day of merry meetings. He then gave an account of the extreme antiquity of the celebration, tracing it as far back as the second century. The choir sang, as an opening, "Thou Child
Christmas at St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum. We called yesterday upon the good Sisters who have this noble institution in charge to see their Christmas tree. These good ladies, whose presence in our hospitals during the war saved the lives of so many of our heroes, have under their care fifty-four orphans, and happier children did not yesterday sing lays of praise to the Infant Saviour. Though they have not the fostering hand of a father to care for them, nor the soothing tones of a mother's voice to cheer them in sadness or affliction, they seem to be perfectly happy, so well do their kind guardians fill the places of those that are gone, and so much do they devote themselves to the welfare and enjoyment of their wards. It is customary with the Sisters to have for the orphans a Christmas tree. The one of yesterday was full of "Kriss Kringle's good things," and there was something there to bring joy to the hearts of each of these motherless little ones.
Richmond Female Humane Association. --We called last evening at the Orphan Asylum of the above Association, and found the little orphans in the act of celebrating Christmas by way of a feast, in conjunction with the little boys from the Male Asylum, whom they had invited to partake with them. It was truly a happy sight to see these children in their pure enjoyment, their faces radiant with smiles of happiness, as they gathered around their plain but well stocked board. They also had a pretty Christmas tree. From the polite and kind matrons of the Male and the Female Asylums, and from a lady who is a prominent officer in the Female Humane Association, we learn that these is situations are very much in need of funds, necessary for their maintenance. Richmond was never yet backward in her charities, and her citizens need only to be shown where their good works are needed Here, then, they have an opportunity for charitable deeds. Some of the sources of support hav
Christmas in Richmond. --We do not remember ever to have spent as quiet a Christmas as the one just passed. The city was in excellent order, and we are glad that we have not to record any serious results from the usual plentiful flow of the "ardent."
States where these holidays are held in as universal esteem as among ourselves. They are principally observed in other sections by two or three religious denominations; though we are glad to notice that, of late years, the disposition to make Christmas the Queen of the Festivals has become more general. In Virginia, this disposition has never required any cultivation. The celebration of Christmas is a traditional custom, handed down from the settlement of James town, descending from father n. The celebration of Christmas is a traditional custom, handed down from the settlement of James town, descending from father to son in every homestead, and embracing men of every religious faith. It is generally kept up in some sort till the commencement of the new year, when the influence of egg-nogg begins to abate, and turkeys — happily for the community — come down. Let us hope that its moral effect, its hope, its happiness, and charity, will prove, like its evergreens, more lastin
The split. If there had existed any doubt in the mind of any reasonable man with regard to the truth of the alleged split in the Radical party previous to the adjournment for Christmas, the long holiday which the members of that party have given themselves would have dispelled it. Congress adjourned on the 21st day of December, to meet again on the 5th of January, allowing the members time, not only to reach their homes, but to see, consult, and stimulate to the desired point, their constituents throughout the entire North. That such is the object there cannot be a doubt; that there would be any necessity for so long as absence from their duties, and so much political manœuvering as it implies, unless a catastrophe were imminent, no one will believe. The crack in the body which, at the opening of the session, presented a surface as smooth, as clear, as cold and as hard as the ice of the Northern ponds, became perceptible before the adjournment; and as it is beyond the power of