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VOL. I. NO. 11.
BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1867.
PltlOE FIVE CENTS.
A Democratic No-wspsipor,
is ruBJ.isiiED ron the rnorntETons nv
BROOKWAY & FREEZE,
EVEUY miDAY MOllNINd AT
Uloomiburg, Calumliia County, l'n.
THEprluclplcsof this pnnernroof tho Jctrcriioii
lmi School of politics. Thoso principles will never
bo compromised, yet courtesy md ltinilcss fclinll
not bo forgottenln ill-cuIne them, whether with
Individual, or with contemporaries of tho Vran.
The unity, happiness, nml prospct ity of tho coun
try Hour nlm and object! andns tl.c means to
eccuro Hint, wo shall labor honestly nml earnestly
for the harmony, success nud ei owlhof our organ
isation. tf ... i . , ...j,
'" v iiiu 1 lUl'lUIUID Hint" UIO It'-
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Qitrtlnt though tho construction bo of the fol
lowing poem, yet never has tho story of tho Cross
been told with more truthful simplicity s
litest tiny who seek
While in their youth
With spirit meek,
The way jj truth,
To them thoaered scriptures now display;
Christ as the only truo and living way;
His ptccloui blood on Calvary was given,
To mako them heirs of endless bliss In heaven.
And e'en on earth the child of Hod can trace
Tho glorious blessings of his Saviour's gaace.
1'or them, ho boro
Ills Father's frown;
Tor them ho worn
Tho thorny crown j
t , Nailed to tho Cross.
u . Endured Its pitlnfc
That hlsjllfo's loss,''
That better port,
Xore'en ilaro lefusu
Tho Lord thy heart,
Lest Ho declare,
"I know you not ;"
And tlcep despair
Forever bo your lot.
Now look to Jesus who on Calvary died,
And trust on Hint alouo who was crucliled.
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WtOCKWAV A FitEnzi:,
Printed at Iloblson's Buildings, noar tho Court
House, by CrtA. M. Vanhkusuce,
Frank II. Kmynku.
Wo noticed (.oine time ago in rt few
linos only, tlio death of several persons
lately prominent In American history.
Wo givo this week fuller sketches of tho
lives of somo of them ; anil add others
not beforo mentioned.
Tho Hon. Judgo Chambers entered
Gcuernl Convention in the year 1829 as
n lay Deputy from Maryland, ami, over
sineo tho death of Robert II. Gardiner,
ol Elaine was tho Father of tho Lower
House. Always at his post, always
ready to take a prominent p.trt in do-
hate, witli entiro confidence in himself
nnd In the willingness of tho House to
listen to him, witli all the parliamenta
ry knowledge, and skill derived from
his long career in nubile life, witlt tho
ligh-toncd couitcsy that characterized
tho .Senate of tlio United States in the
days when its members were gentle
men of tho old school, and with a pow
er of keen rcparteo which sometimes
cut to tho quick yet never left a rugged
dge to tho wound; liu was one of the
most powerful members of the IIoii-c,
ind one of tho rao-t formidable to an
opponent. A staunch High Chtiiehnum
of the oi l sort, firmly grounded in his
principle.- b extensive reading and
thorough conviction, strengthened by
M tho dearoat a.-ociations of a long
life, ho never lor a moment wavered in
their iK-fcucc. His eoiijcrvaliriu was
so Intense, and had become so complete
ly a habit of his mind tmd hcait, that
sometimes in liN latter years it prevent
ed the recognition of the changes which
changing circumstances require. The
Church, such as he had known it in
early ami mature life, was his standard
of excellence, and he would not sec
might else. Tills, together witli ids deep
love for his lii&hop, Induced him some
years ago to oppose tlio tllvi-ion ot Hie
Diocese of Maryland ; anil ins opposi
tion alono defeated it witli the laity,
when the liishop and tho great majority
of tho clergy were in favor of tlio meas
ure. Thi-n-anio feeling was most strong
ly exhibited in Ills devotion to ids I'ray
er Book, every line nnd word of which
lie loved with all tlio fervor of ids con-
slant nature, mi that lie never could be
brought to liiten to any project for
changing it oven in the most unimpor
tant rubric. Faithful and true, from
first to lat, liis thirty-six years to the
Church in CJener.il Convention will long
bo remembered with the deepest grali
Tito Hon. Wa-hington Hunt was well
worthy to stand side by side with Judge
Chambers, whether in life or death
Having tilled tlio highest otlleo of the
Stato of vXew York, and served several
term's in Congrc--, ids name ai-o was a
national possession. Of a political in-
tegiityso pure, so delicate, and so un
yielding that it became tho subject of
sneers from politicians by trade, ho was
left, in the stormy times of our latter
national trouble.-, to seek tlio true bond
of national pcaco and brotherhood in
tho Church. A worthy representative
of the sound and solid Churchmiuiship
of Wc.-tern New York, hi chief service
was rendered In tho Cieneial Conven
tions of iS02niul lbU.'). Ills gentlenes-,
ids firmno-s, the persuasiveness of his
voice, the inflexible determination of
in Kilmarnock ; ids father was a design
er of patterns. At school lie was nota
blo for zeal nnd UUclcncy in his studies,
and, witli that nmbltlous folly peculiar
to humble parents, ids parents marked
him oil for tho pulpit. Illness nrovent-
ed, and Jlr. Smith finally followed his
rather ns n maker of. patterns for n lace
factory In Glasgow. At tho age of sev
enteen ho began to feel tho promptings
of genius, as diet Tennyson's "Talking
"Like llxisn blind motions of tlioHnrlng
That show tho year Is turning."
Tho story goes that whllo patiently
working out ids patterns for laco collars
and chemisette?, ho wrought In tho fur
nace of his brain those rcmarkublo vers
es so full of shlno of moon and moan of
sea nnd glare of setting sun; published
under tho nhmo of tho "Life Drama"
in 18V.J. It was extravagantly praised
and criticised. After that ho published
a volume of " City l'oenw,,' already
about forgotten. His last poem is"F.d
win of Dcira," which created but llttlo
sensation. lie published also tlio fol
lowing works in prose: "A Summer In
Kkye," " Alfred llngart's Household"
and " JII-s Oona MeQuarrie," a sequel
to tho latter work.
Tho proso works nre more highly val
ued tlimi tho poems, and will be read
liox. ltr.xnv s,
(A'I'AWIRSA it ATTiTlOAl).
J From ami niter October S, bM, tho trains will
pass unpen as lonowst
Goiko Noutii. Klmlra Mall at t r.M.
iixjtrcssnl is a.m.
ois-n Hm-Tir l'hllnilctntita Mail at 11 A.H.!
' duown: wr.ini. Hupt.
Q 11. imOCICWAY,
AHOItSKV AT h. W,
j7- Omen Court House Alley, below the O,
liii,f.;i,i flllltu, Authnrlri.it n7i,til forthn I'r.llcc
Hon of Ilountlcs, llnik Pay, Pensions, nnd all
'iiicr ucuiuims against nit mm.- mi .'in'"""
viuvt inmcms L-f.iii.,-
tlio year 1827 ho was ft Democratic ltep
rescntatlvo of Worcester, in tho Gener
al Court of tlio Stato ; but it was in 1818,
as a Judge of tho Court of Common
Fleas, that Mr. Merrick established ids
claim to a legal reputation, having re
signed ids Judgeship in 1819, ho was
called on to conduct as senior counsel
tho defenso of l'rofes'-or Webster for the
murder of Dr. George Turkman. Tills
duty ho discharged with great ability,
and with n nlco senso of professional
honor which won from the leading Kng
llsh law review unusual pralso for ids
powers as nn advocate. In 1853, nfter
having paetl another term on tho
bench of Common I'Icas, ho was mado
a Judge of tho Supreme Cojrt, in place
of Hon. Caleb C'Ushlng. '
FOR THE YOUNG.
The. l-'oi nml the (Jrnpes.
A Fox, Just nt tho tlmo of tlio vint
age, stole into a vineyard where tho
rlpo sunny Grapes were trelllscd up on
high In most tempting show. IIo mado
many a spring and a jump nfter tho lus
cious prizo ; but fulling in nil his at
tempts, ho muttered us lie retreated,
"Weill what does it matter I Tlio
Grapes nro sour I"
Ins Wlioio soul it) prevent such tin liuru-1
bion of politics Into tlietlitircli assltouiu
imperil her perfect union in her proper
spiritual work these features of Ids ca
reer, added to his national reputation
and his parliamentary os perlenco de
servedly gavo him great weight in tins
Lower IIou.-o; and tome scenes in the
General Convention of 1MJ3, at tho crit
ical turns of tlio debate, when ho rose
triumphantly to tho full dimensions uf
tho great cause ho had in iianii, will
never bo forgotten by any who wcro
Together these two nohlo laymen
struggled, with tho samo principles, in
the same cause, with tlio samo ptiro ami
earnest Iovo of tho Church. Together
they rejoiced in tho victory of hove.
Together tho battle being over, mid
our perfect ecclesiastical union restored
they havo laid down their anus, nnd
nro gathered into tho rest that remain
eth for tho peoplo or God. Tho Church
that can train, anil knows how to use
properly, such laymen as these, has no
rea-on to fear when the " speaketh with
her enemies at tho gate."
On January fifth, at his residence- near
Kdinburg, died Alexander Smith, aged
MAO P. AW.
Hon. Henry S. Mugraw, of Klkton,
Cecil county, Maryland, it member of
tho Maryland Assembly, tiled in Wash
ington, February 7th, nt nine o'clock,
from a stroko of apoplexy. Mr. Ma
graw was formerly Stato Treasurer of
Pennsylvania, and it will be recollected
that alter tho lli'at Hull Itun battle ho,
with Mr. Arnold Harris, were captured
by the Confederates while attempting
to recover tin- body of Colonel Cameron,
brother of the. Secretary of 'War, and
was held a prisoner In Richmond four
or flvo months. Ho applied to Secreta
ry Cameron for a ilag of truce to go
through tho lines to bring home tho
body of Colonel Cameron, but the Sec
retary, for prudential reasons, not do-
siring to recognize tlio rebels as bellg-erent-',
declined to grant a llag-of-truce.
Mr. Magraw and Mr. Harris assumed
the per-onnl risk nnd wcro captured,
ami notwithstanding repeated appeals
mado to Jell1. Davis by prominent Con
federates for their relea-o on tho ground
of old friendship-, personal and in the
Democratic party, he refused, and they
were kept in e!o.-o confinement.
Tlio deceased, who was possessed of
an ample fortune, possessed many gen
ial qualities, which had attracted to
him n large ci'.clo of social friends. He
was stricken down about six o'clock in
tho evening, and, although ho recog
nizedsome of his friends, ho was una
ble to speak beforo ho died. IIo was
visited by Secretary Stanton, Judge
lilack, of 1'ciitisylvaiiia, Colonel Lamon,
and others who had been associated
with him in public life. Mr. Mtigraw's
father died of apoplexy ; also one of his
brothers; anil another brother now
lies 111 of tho samo disease, in P.ilti
more. X ATHAXIl'T. PAltKF.II WILLIS.
It will grieve hut not surprise tho
publlu to hear that Mr. Willis is dead.
His health had for a long lime boon pre
carious, ami on one or two ojca-ions re
ports of his demise had been circulated.
His departure occurred on Sunday night
January twentieth nt ids late residence
at Idlewlld, on tho Highlands or the
Hudson. IIo died, at tho age of sixty,
on the anniversary of his birth.
Nathaniel 1'. "Willis was born in Port
land, Me., January twentieth, lt07
Ills father and grandfather were pub
Ushers, the latter having been an upivn
t Ice in the ollieo with lienjamlii Frank
lin, and a member of the famous Hus
ton Tca-Party. Mr. AVlllis traveled in
France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey ami
returned to F.ugland where ho married
in 1S35 Mary heighton Staco daughter
of tlio comissary General at Woolwich.
In 1807 he returned homo and pur
chased a retreat on thcSiisiuehannn III-
ver. near Oswego, X. Y.. which he
christened fileu Mary, (after ids wife,)
mid from which he -cut to tlio printers
now ami then somo pleasent letters. In
1813, in New-York, ho published tlio
first collected edition of his works in one
large volume; and during that year his
wife having died ho married Cornelia
f the only daughter of Hon. Joseph Grin
ned, of Xew-IJedford, Muss.,) by whom
he had a son nnd. two daughters. Soon
after Ids marriago lie and General Moil-is
established tho well-known weekly
tho Home Journal, which still flourish
es, and upon which devolves thosnd du
ty of presenting more in detail and with
moro of personal Knowietigo tno uiogra
nhyof Its oldest and most brilliant writ
er. We havo only to say that not inn
after ids second marriago lie selected far
lis homo tho pleasant Idlewlld, when
ids latest laborers nud his deatli havo
mado the place memorable.
Till: HON. PLIXF.V MCnilICK.
Pllnov Merrick, late Justlco or thoSu
promo Court of Massachusetts, died In
lioston on tho first of tho month, at the
atre of sevcnt.v-two years. Ho had been
long n conspicuous citizen or that State,
on tlio Democratic sltlo or politics, but
was much better known for his abllltle
nsa lawyer ondjudge. Itls remembered
or his early UTo that ho graduated at
Harvard, In tho samo class with Pies-.
cott, tho historian, nnd studied law
with Governor Lincoln, at Worcester,
Afterward ho became n law-partner or
Governor Marcus Morton, anil under
Governor Urooks and Governor I.inrol
THE BRAVE BOYS IN BLUE.
Wo all remember I
It seems but yesterday, that all over
the land hereway newspapers were
praising tho lirave Boys in lilue, while
children, minstrels, deacons, divines,
rich and poor, were loud in their pro
fessions of love to the defenders of their
When iron-shod and cannon-belching
war held tho country as in a vice, tlio
Uravo Roys in Rluo wcro nil tho rage.
They were feasted, toasted, praised,
kissed, caressed, coffced, Jellied, anil
decked like lambs for the sacrifice. Mid
the sobs of women, wives, mothers, sis
ters, nnd sweethearts, they were sent to
tho front, escorted to the cars and boats
by bands of music, aud promised all
sorts of honors on their return.
lCvery Rrave Roy in Rluo was a shield
to tho loyal stay-at-home agitators. Uv
ery ono sent by money, entreaties, ap
peals to patriotism, orother Ungual de
vice, was a safeguard to those who re
mained behind. Whining canters,piil-
pit-routers, slny-at-homo bawlers of loy-
ilty, niohbors of Democrats aud Demo
cratic printing olllces, negro-loving old
maids, and others of both sexes, had
much to say for tlio RravoRoysin Rlue,
nd come tho shoddy-cum-shoddy over
the victims they had dressed for muti
lated honors to a wonderful extent.
Ho who would not join tho blue mass
was called a traitor, coward, and hater
fins country. Ho who would forsake
friends, properly, and tho comforts of
the family hearth to join tho abolition
ertisado for power.eottou, negroes, mules
llvcr-ware, and other disguised objects
of the lato war, was hailed nsa bravo
He wrw to ho loved and honored.
His family to be cared for.
His children wcro to ho educated.
Ills wife was to bo waited upon to tho
replenishing of larders, nnd fuel pile.
His gravo if he foil, was to bo decked
with flowers at all sciuons of the year.
Ills stumps wero to bo supplied with
His hospital bed was to bo supplied
IIo was to bo welcomed homoby girls
witlt garlands and wreaths of roses.
Ho was to bo nominated for office, and
IIo was to bo tho returned hero sa
vior or Ids country, and tliochleramong
ten thousand abolitionists. And we re
member that tho-o who ipiestioiicd the
honesty of those who mado all the-e pro
fes-Ions of goodiie-s, and who asked re-
pcctfully that tho war be hurried to a
lose, wero denounced ns cowards, trai
tors, and enemies to tho soldiers. When
wo chlded those who prolonged the war
nml turned It from its original course;
when we objected to having thousands
or brave men slain by incompetent offi
cers, In raids for property, anil who said
tlio object of tho war was to divide ra
ther than restore the Union, tho Rravo
Roys In Rluo were filled with lies and
evil spirits, and urged to destroy at once
thoso who wero their best friends.
Tlio past came and went.
Tlio professed patriots swept the land
of volunteers. Tho Rravo Roys in Rluo
iavo returned ; but they come not ns
tho conqueror comes. They were not
welcomed hack no arms of girls, gar
lands of roses, fancy balls, nud nvalan-
icsof kisses greeted them. Ono by one,
two by two, well and sick, whole and
shattered, lame and dying, they came
to their homes as stragglers In blood go
to tho rear after tho agony of battle,
Tho loyal sliouters havo forgotten tho
bravo Roys In Rlue
The Faivii nml her Slather.
A Fnwn ono day said to her mother,
"Mother, you nro bigger than a dog, and
swifter and better winded,nndyou havo
horns to defend yourself; how is it that
you nro so nfraid or tho hounds ?" Sho
smiled nnd said, "All this, my child, I
know ftill well; but no sooner do I hear
a dog bark, than somehow or other, my
heels tnko mo off as fast ns they can
There is no arguing t coward into
The Fox mill (lie tlnnt.
A Fox had fallen Inton well, and had
been casting about somo time how ho
should get out again; when at length a
Goat camo to tho place, and wanting to
drink, asked Reynnrd, whether tho wa
ter was good, and if there was plenty
of it. Tho Fox dissembling tlio real
danger of hiscasc, replied, "Comedown
my friend; tho water is so good that I
cannot drink enough of It, and so
nbtmdnnt that it cannot bo exhausted."
Upon this tho Goat without any moro
ado leaped In ; when tlio Fox, taking
advantago of his friend's horns, as nim
bly leaped out ; and coolly remarked to
tho poor deluded Goat, "If you had
half as much brains ns you havo beard,
you would have looked before you
its gullet; and then declared that the
largest gooso had swallowed tlio Jewel.
Tho gooso was killed, tho diamond
found. In tho meantime, tlio Ivory
merchant returned, and was incredulous.
"Some crafty knave, O wire," said lie;
'either tlio thief himself, or ids abettor,
has, witli a well-concerted scheme,
wrought on your easy faith. Rut I'll
soon try ids powers of divination. I'll
provido him witli n meal llkoway."
Xo sooner said than done ; between
two dishes tlio mysterious faro was hid
den, Tlio f.dso conjuror was told to de
clare what was the concealed cheer, on
pain of being well beaten should lie
"Alas," ho muttered out, "Renhns-
son, thou nrt n pig ; thou art dead," re
ferring to himself, nnd calling himself
"lie's right," tho merchant cried.
"Glvolilinn purso of gold; I honor
talents such as his."
It was pork in tho dish. Thus our
glutton, by three random speeches,
gained tlireo hearty meals, a heavy
purse, comfort for life, and a most bril
liant reputation ns 11 cunning man.
llees fur them. They have no votes to
give them. Officers rich from their
stealings, able to buy and control dele
gations, receive nominations. They aro
the favorites of the ranters and the can
ters and tho rumplte.s ; while tho true
bravo Roys in Rluo who fought the bat
tles, aro forgotten already. They are
not wanted now. Tho negro nnd tho
bondholder nro now worshipped, nnd
the soldiers of tho hind can worV: on 0110
leg or two, with one hand or botli to re
deem their farms from tnxes heaped
thereon by tho stay-at-homes wliilo
they wero fighting, and to support the
negro, tlio boiiuiioiiier anil tno thieving
officer, who enriches hlmclf mid rela
tives at tho expense ol" tiie blood and
bravery of tho country.
Rravo Roys In Rlue, us you gather
your half-clad little ones about you ns
you labor to pay tu.es- ns you go stead
ily to your graves with heavy hearts
and calloused palms think of thoso
things, and tell us If thoso who niado
you bitch specious promises have kept
faith with you or tlio people!
Rravo Roy in IJJ'ie soldier working
man tax-payer t!h.l; of theso things,
nud think of them v,c,Ciiic!nri(li A'i-
Ilosv he found thciu tml.
A word spoken at random has often
proved of more utility than tho best
concerted plans ; lienco it happens that
fools often prosper when men of talent
fail. Hero is an illustration :
A poor, slmplo peasant, of the name
of Renhass.in, being heartily tired of
his daily faro of brown bread and wa
ter, resolved, whatover might bo tho
consequence, to procure to himself by
hook or by crook, even at tho expense
of a broken head, three sumptuous
meals. Having tal;cn tins courageous
and noble resolution, tho next thing
was to devi-en plan to put it into exe
cution; mid hero ids good fortune be
friended htm. Tlio wife of a rich ivory
merchant in tho neighborhood of his
cottage had, during tho absence of her
husband, lost a valuable diamond ring,
olio ollereil great rewards to any per
son who could lecover it, or give any
tidings of tiio Jewel. Rut no 0110 was
likely to do either; for three eunuchs,
of whoso fidelity sho had not tho small
est doubt, had stolen it. Tlio loss soon
reached our glutton's ears.
"I'll go," cries ho; "I'll say I am a
conjuror, nnd that I will discover where
the gem is hidden, on condition of first
receiving three splendid meals. 1 shall
fail 'tis true. What then'.' I shall bo
treated as an impostor; my back and
sides may say, 'how d'ye do'." to the
bastinado, but my hungry stomach will
to concoct nis sciiemo anil put - it in
practice was but tho work of moments.
Tlio merchant still was absent. Tho
lady, anxious for the recovery of her
ring, accepted tho offered terms. A
sumptuous dinner w" prepared ; tho
table was covered with rich viand.-; ex
pensive plates of every sort were placed
upon the sideboard. Allah ! how ho
ate! An attentive footman, ono of the
secret thieves, filled him sherbet; our
conjuror, gorged, exclaimed :
'"Tis well, I have the first !"
Tito servant trembled at the ambigu
ous words, anil ran to his companions.
"lie has found us out, dear friend,"
ho cried. "Ho is a cunning man. He
said ho hud tho first. What could ho
mean but 1110 V"
"It looks like it," replied tho second
tlilei, "I'll wait on liim to night; as
yet you may have mistaken his mean
ing. Should ho speak in tho same
strain, we must decamp."
At night a supper lit for the caliph
was set before tho "l-eedv Itelinssnn.
They havo no of-1 who lllk:,i ulltll ho t.(ml(l (,at 110 Illor0i
Thcro will bo four eclipses in tho pres
ent year two of tlio sun nnd two of tho
moon but no remarkable phenomena.
n annular ccllpso of tlio sun, March 0,
will bo Invisible in America. Itwlllbo
scon, however, in Europe, Asia and Af
rica. At Greenwich tho tlmo of its oc
currence is 8 o'clock nnd 17 minutes in
the morning. Tho other ecllpso of tho
sun, August 29, will bo total, but not
vislblo in tho United States or in Eu
rope. Tho South Americans will havo
view of it. A partial ccllpso of tho
moon, March 0, may bo witnessed from
II parts of tho United States. In New
York city nud Stnto tlio timo of its be
ginning will be about 2:20 in tho morn
ing, nnd it will end nt about half past
o'clock. In California and Oregon It
will begin in tho evening of the nine
teeth. A partial ccllpso of tho moon,
'riday evening, September 13, will be
vislblo in parts of tho Unltcd'States,
though Its beginning will not bo gencr-
Ily seen. At places west of Roston tho
moon will rise moro or less eclipsed.
From tho Pacific States this ccllpso will
not bo seen nt all.
Tim family cniCLU. If there bo
any houd in lifo which ought to bo sac
redly guarded from everything that
can put it in peril, it is that which
unites tho mciubersof a family. If there
bo a spot upon earth from which discord
and strife should be banished, it is the
fireside. There center the fondest hopes
nud tlio most tender ulleetions. How
lovely tho spcctaclo presented by that
family wich is governed by tiio right
spirit I Each strives to avoid giving
olfence, and is studiously considereato
of the others' happiness. Hweet, loving
dispositions aro cultivated by all, and
each tries to surpass thu other in his
efforts l'orthe common harmony. Each
heart glows with love; and tho bene
diction of heavenly peace seems to
abide upon that dwelling withsuch pow
er that 110 black ilend ol passion dare
rear his head within it.
Who would not realize this lovely pic
ture? It miiy be realized by all who
employ tho appointed means. Let the
precepts or tlio Gospel bo applied as
they are designed to bo ; and they will
bo found to shod a holy charm upon the
luiuily circle, and make it what God
designed it should be, the most heaven
like sceno on earth.
Tin: art of conversation is tho finest
of tho flr.o arts ; it is not tho art of say
ing much, but of saying well. Thero
tire preaching men who talk, but listen
not, or who speechlfly in private; or
gossiping men, who think little, tiro nev
er still, and yet they nro not conversl-
bio men. The real art of conversation
consists not only in expressing your own
thoughts freely, but in drawing out by
encouragement tlio thoughts of others.
You will never be liked for long talking
by anybody ; but you nro sure to ho
liked if, by your talking, you encourago
aud stimulate others to think nnd talk
in response to your thoughts. Tho nrt
is a natural gift In the main. It is not
only a gift or mind, but also or temper.
It requires condescension, indulgence,
patience, nnd many other moral accom
plishments, refinement as well as power.
A pp.ktty Fish. Mr. Lord, an En
gllsh traveler, and a clever seiisntion
writer, lias just published in London a
book on British Columbia and tho Pa
cific coast, in which among other trav
eler's tales ho gives a lively description
or tho octopus, in "tho Rrobdignnglan
proportions ho obtains in tho snug bays
nnd long inland canals along the east
sldoof Vancouver's Island." Thocrea
tu re is a huge flat fish, with eight long
radiating sntiko like arms, fringed with
numberless suckers, and which it Uses
Iikeoars in niidwater, liko spider's legs
on the bottom, as climbers 011 the sides or
rock, hangers on tho rank aquatic vege
tation, and collectively as n hand for
grasping its prey. These arms nro gifted
with prodigious strength and lightning
like mobility. Tho Indians display great
skill and daring in hunting tho monster
In their canoes with long spears.
Onn.vriisT Depth or Mm:s. The
Esclehncht Mine at Ktittenburg, in Ro
hcmln, now Inaccessible, is' tho deepest
niino in tho world, being 3,778 feet bo
low the sitrf.t"e, Its depth is only 100
feet less titan the height of Mount Vesu
vius, and It is eight times greater than
tho height of tho pyramid of Cheops
The boro of tho salt works of Mindcn, in
Prua, is S.'J.'R feet deep, nnd 1,09.1 foot
below the level of tho sea. Tho mine o
Vnlcnclana.in Mexico, is l.osii feet deep
nnd yet it is C.OiJit feet abovo tho lovel of
the sea. TheTresavean copper niino in
England, Is 2,112 feet in depth, and 1,700
feet below tho sea level.
Rllativl Si'LUD. Tlio velocity ofa
ship is from eight to twelve miles an
lour; of race-horse, from twenty-nine to
thirty miles; ofa bird, from fifty tosix-
y miles ; of the clouds In a violent hur
ricane, eighty to one hundred miles ; of
of sound, eight hundred and twenty
three miles ; or a cannon ball, as found
y experiment, from six hundred to ono
thousand miles; of tho earth around the
sun, sixty-eight thousand miles, or moro
than a hundred times quicker than a
cannon ball ; of light, about eight hun
dred million miles, passing from tlio
sun to the earth, ninety five million
miles, in nbout eight minutes, or a mil
lion times swifter than a cannon ball ;
while the exceeding velocity of the
thoughts of tho human minds is beyond
Magnitude or the earth. Tlio
and so stupendous a circle may bo best
comprehended by comparison. For ux
nniplc, a railway train, travelling Inces
santly, night and day, at tho rate of
twenty-live miles an hour, would re
quire six weeks to go around it. Tho
cubical bulk or earth is 200,000,000,000
or cubic miles, and according to Dr.
Lordlier, irtho materials which com
pose it were built up in tho rorm of a
column, having a pedestal of tho nwig
nlfudo or England and Wales, tho
height of the column would ho nearly
four and a hair millions or millions of
miles. A tunnel through the earth from
England to Xew Zealand would be
about 8,000 miles long.
thlrt -.even year-. Mr- Smith win bom j held thcuillcoor DMi-lct AUorney. In
AN'-ii men eldi'iu want ve
The second footman watched him till
the while. When satisfied, lie ro-o ex
"Thesecond'n in my sack, and cannot
Away flew the iifi'rightened robber.
"Wo are lost !" he cried. "Our heels
alone can savous!"
"Xot so," answered tho third. "If
we fly and aro caught, wo loso our heads.
I'll tend him at to-morrow's meal ; and
should he then spenk ns before, I'll own
tho theft to him, nnd oll'er somo great
reward to screen us from punishment,
nnd that ho nitty deliver tho Jewel to
tho lady without betraying us."
They all ngrecd. On tho morrow
Renhnssan's appetlto was still tho same.
At lat, quite full, he exclaimed :
"My tak Is done; tho third, thank
Allah, Is here!"
"Oh," said the culprit, "behold tho
ring 1 m t hido our shame, and you shall
never want good farongaln."
"Ro silent" exclaimed the astoni-hed
Reiihassau, who llttlo thought that
what he had spoken of his meals could
have mado tho plunderers betray them
selves. "Re silent! I havo It."
Somo geeso wero feeding before the
window ; ho went out, nud having
What Makv.s a Rushll. The fol
lowing till ilc of tho number of pounds
of various articles to a bu.diel may bo
of interest to our readers :
Wheat, sixty pounds ; corn, shelled,
fifty-six pounds ; corn, 011 the cob sev
enty pounds; rye, fifty-six pounds; oats,
thirty pounds; barley forty-six pounds;
buckwheat, fifty-six pounds; Irl-h po
tatoes, sixty pounds; bwect potatoes,
fifty pounds;onions,flfty-scven pounds;
beans, sixty pounds; bran, twenty
pounds; clover seed, sixty pounds;
timothy seed, forty-five pounds; hemp
seed, forty-five pounds; blue-grass seed,
fourteen pounds; dried peaches, thirty
Um'.di'cated Womlw Ono of the
most agreeable consequences of knowl
edge is tlio respect and impdrtnnco
which it communicates to old age. Men
rise In character often 03 they incrcasoin
years; they aru venerable for what they
havo accquired, and pleasing for what
they can impart. If they outllvo their
faculties, the mero frame itself Is respect
ed for what it onco contained ; but with
uneducated women, when youth is gono
all Is gone. Xo human creature gives
its admiration for nothing either its
eye must be charmed or Its understand-
A.V IMPDIITANT EVLWT TO HAPPEN
Twenty Yeaiis Hence. Tho date of
tho end of tho world is satisfactorily
fixed for tho year ISSli. There is on
ancient prediction, repeated by Xostrn
damus in ids " CeiiturlcB," which says
that when St. Goorgo shall crucify the
Lord, when St. Mark shall raise him,
St. John shall assist at Ills ascension,
tho end of tho world shall come
Ashley, tlio Inipcachcr, was born in
Pennsylvania; but, fortunately for tlio
State, ho left tit sweet fifteen, for the
west, where he become, in tttrn,n ped
dler of clieapjewelry among tho negroes
along the Mississippi, a botch printer, n
pooily-iead lawyer, n boat builder, a
seller or drugs, a newspaper publisher,
etc. having failed in oil these, the gra
dation was easy to a scat in Congress
from the Toledo (Ohio) district. Refore
getting into that position, however, lie
becamo a renegade ft-oni the Democratic
year lSFfi it will happen that Good
Friday falls on St. George's day, Easter
Sunday on St. Mark's day, nnd Holy
Thursday, or Asconslon day, will bo
also the feast of St. John tho L'aptist.
Tmsstory which Is ruthcrgood,comcs
to us from England : A sub-dean was
talking to a dean about tho titles accord
ed to church dignitaries in tho tono ofa
man who feels liliu-elf aggrieved. "An
arch-bishop," said he, "is a most rovei
end, n bishop is a reverend, and a dean
is very reverend. Don't you think a
II1 1'"-1 suli-dean should havo tome prefix of tho
-eied the largest, forced the ring down ! from the
Wnv was Phai oali's daughter like 11
broker? Recall -e she got a little 1',-oinl
kind?" "Well, yes," answered his su
perior, "I certainly ngrfo with you.
How would rather reverend do?"
in tlii- hank.
A man was asked what induced him
to make a law student ofhisson, "Oh
he was always a lying llttlo cuss, nud 1
thought I'd humor his hudlng prnpnn.