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lssnod weekly, every Friday moraine, at
DLOOMSDOItO, tJOLUMDiA COUNTY, PA,
at i wo tSiLiR per year, 60 fonts discount snowed
vuenpitillu advance, Alter tho esptratton of the
vAnr !ui wltt Jia charred. To subscribers out of the
MO paper iiwiuuuuru! Rb ma u(uuu ui me
niihti(hnrfl. until an arrearages are tiald. but lone
oontlnued credits atler tho expiration of the nrsl
1 miu mint bo nalrt for In advance, unless a rcanon.
jlblo person In Columbia county assumes to pay the
Tim Jnhtitr t tlenrtrtment of tho COLtfMBUN Is very
Complete, ana our J u i iiuiimr nui uuuipnru iiiiura-:
blr with that of tholarijo cities. All work done on
Uomaml.ncatly and at modorate prices.
Columbia County Official Directory.
l'rosldcnt Jnd?e William Klwcll.
Associate Judgcs-l. K Krlckbaum, P. L. Shumnn.
Vrothonotary, c svilllam Krlckbaum.
I' mrt Ktenoxrapner s. N. Walker.
K.w itar.t liooordor Williamson It, .tacoby.
district Attorney ltnbctt 11. Llttlo.
Slieritl-.l(ihn W. llnrtman.
8 trvoor s iruutil Neyhard.
Treasurer H. A, Hwcnpcnhetser.
0 Hntnlsslonors Stephen l'oho, Charles Itlchart.
A. II. Herring, .'.
Oiinmlsalonors' Clerk J. n. Casey.
Auditors s. II, ttinlth, w. Manning, C. B. See-
'jurvcommlssloncrs KU Ilobblns, Theodore W.
Bi!un'ty superintendent WlllIaYa II, Snyder.
Iiloorn roor l)tstrtct-llrcctors-It. s. Ent, Scott,
Win. Kratnor, Uloomsburg and Thomas Itccco,
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
President of Town Council O. A. Herring.
Cleric Paul 14. Wirt.
Chief of rollcoJos. C. Sterner.
Presldont of (las company 3. Knorr.
Secretary c. W. Mjller.
nioomsouri; Ranking Company .Tohn A, Funston,
President, 11. II. uroit, Cashier, John Peacock, Tel
ler, Firs'. National Hank Charles H. raxlon,rrcsldent
J, P. Tustln, Cashier.
Columbia County Mutual Savtnst Fund and lsn
Assoclailon-15. II. Little, President, c. W. Miller,
Secretary. . . , .
liloomsburg Building andsavlni? FundAssoclatlon
Win. peacock. President, J. Il.noblson, Secretary,
Bloomsburg Mutual SjTlng Kund Association J.
I, Browcr, President, P. K. Wirt, Secretary.
Iter. J. P. Tust In, (Supply.)
Sunday Scrrlces-lux a. ml and 0)f p. m.
Sunday school a. ra. ,
Prayer Meetlng-Krcry Wednesday cyenlng at tx
soais'freo. Tho publlo are Invited to attend.
st. MATTnsw'a itmiiniNcncncn.
Minister nor. o. D. S. Marclay.
Sunday Services iom a m. and 7 p. m.
Sunday school In. m.
Vrarer Meeitng Every Wednesday evening at ix
Soatsfrce. Nopcwsrcnted. All are welcome.
Minister Ber. Stuart MUChell.
sunday Servlces-iox a, m. and tH p. m.
Sunday schoot s a. m. ,
prayer Meeting Every Wednesday evening at x
ieats'free. No pews routed, strangers welcome.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CnURCB.
Presiding Elder Hov. W. Evans.
Minister iter. M. L. smysor.
Sunday Services 10X and X P. m.
Sundav School 2 p. m. , , ,,.,,,
Blblo Class-Evcrv Monday evening at etf o'clock,
young Men's l-raver Meeting Every Tuesday
evening at. ejtf o'clock.
(leneral Prayor Mcetlng-Every Thursday ovenlng
Corner of Third ana Iron streets,
t'asttrr Itev. W. E. Krebs.
Kesldence Corner 4th and Catharine sjreets.
Sunday services 10 a. m. ana 7 p. m.
Sunday school I) a. m.
l'rayer Moetlng Saturday, 7 p. m.
All are Invited There Is always room.
bt. piDL's cuencn.
Hector Ber I Zahner.
Sunday Services 10 a. m., tyi p. m.
Sunday School a. m. ,
First Sunday In the month. Holy Communion.
Services preparatory to Communion on Friday
evening before the st Sunday In each month.
Tews ronted but everybody welcome.
Presiding Elder ltov. A. L. llecser.
MInWcr ltov. George Hunter.
Sunday Service p. m., in the Iron street Church.
ITaver Meeting Everj' sabbath at J p. m.
AU are Invited. All are welcome.
Tna cnrjRcn op Christ.
MeetB In "tho little Brick Church on tho hill,"
known as tho Welsh Baptist Church on Hock street
cast of Iron. ,
ltegular meeting for worship, every Lord's day af
ternoon at S4 o'clock. ..... ... .
seats f reo ; and the public areordlaBy Invited to
SCHOOL ORDERS, blank, juat printed and
neatly bound In small books, on hand and
or sale at tho Columbian onice.
BLANK DEEDS, on I'nrchniint and Linen
Paper, common and for Admlnlst rators, Execu
tors and trustees, for salo cheap at tho Columbian
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES iuatprintcd
and for Bale at "tho Colombian omco. Minis
ters of tho Gospel and Justices shoidd supply them
Bolves with these necessary articles.
JUSTICES and Constables' Fee-Bills for sale
at the Columbian omco. They contain the cor
rected fees aa established by tho last Act of the Leg-
... Tfrrnmr .Tl1.Hl. And Cdll.
table should havo one.
'ENDUE NOTES jtut printed and for sale,
CG. BARKLEY, Attorncr-at-Law. Office
, in Urowcr's bulldtng, snd story, llooms 4 4: o .
" B. ROBISON, Attorner-at-Law. Office
In llartman's building, Main street.
AMUEL KNORR. Attoruey-at.Law,Office
m iiariman's uuuatug, iuainsirccu
TR. WM.M. REBER, Surgeon and I'bysi
1 J clan, omco S. E. corner Hock and Market
T R. EVANS, M. D.. Surgeon and Pbysl
i . clan, (omco and Kesldence on Third street,
" B. McKELVY, M. D., Surgeon and Thy
. slclan, north side Main Btreet, below Market.
"TR. J. C. RUTTER,
TO VSICIAN SUBGEON,
omco, North Market street,
Mar.37,74 Bloomsburg, Pa.
TR. I. L. RABB,
Main Street, opposite Episcopal Church, Blooms
tr Teeth extracted without pain,
aug 84, "77-ly,
Office In llartman's Block, Bccond floor, corner
Main and Market Streets,
M. DRINKER, GUN and LOCKSMITH.
Sewing Machines and Machinery of all kinds re-
dalred. Ofxra House Building, Bloomsburg, Fa,
AVID LOWENBERG. Merchant Tailor
Main St., above Central Hotel.
r S. KUHN, dealer in Meat, Tallow, etc,
L Centre street, between Second and Third.
ROSENSTOCK, Photographer, over
, Clark Wolf's Store, Main street.
Y. K ESTER,
BoomNo. 15, Opera Ileum Buildio, Bloomsburg.
TJRITISH AMERICA ASSURANCE CO
NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPAN.
The asseu of these old cornoratlonB are all tn
vcbU dln Mll.Il) SECURlTI&b and are liable to the
Hazard of Fire oniy.
Moderate lines on tho best risks are alone accented.
LosbespsouiTLrand iionkstlt adjusted and paid
Jiasnrn 1MrmlTi0,1 tiv PiiiiirtIAN V. KVIP. NnA
clal Agent and Adjuster, B'oomsburg, I'enn'a.
The tuuens of Columbia cot nty uiould patronize
the agency where losses. If any, are adjusted and
(JIUU Uj VUOUlUiCUUIIIi UlUGJih WUI.JV,
UEAS BROWN'S INSURAKCE AGEN
CY, Bxcuauge Hotel, UloomaOuiff, l'a.
I Lancanahlre .".".".T.Vt'.T--!! I!.' -!!! 10.00o!'0)
- nrn AHHnriaiinn. rm anp nnia H.iipn imkm
uaBTuie uuiu&i tcquu
! AiAt t a UtUtU U X(VA I UIO (( UW,lAiU
ilome, New York. 6,600,000
An tha ocpnrtfia nrn iilrrrt. rdHMpn niA written fnr
iuo inaurea wunoui any aeiay in me onice ai mtwins-
represents tdi roixowiNd
AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES:
Lycoming of Muncy Pennsylvania.
Iiortli American of I'hlladefphla, Pa
1'cnnBylvanta of "
Farmers of York, Pa,
Hanover of New York,
Manhattan of "
onice on Markot Street No. , Bloomsburg, Fa,
ocuso, 77-ly. '
KUAL, BLANKS OF ALL KINDR
UK A1AKU AT TBI COLUMBIAN OFFICE
J. 111 WEtjf' Stor&ndPrcpritor,.
Inertaso ef Pensions ettalned, Collections male.
umco, econcaoorrom it National Bank.
Jan. 11, 1S79
jyj- U. FUNh,
Incrcaso of Pensions Obtained, Collections
Office In Ent's Ucll.riKO.
JJROCKWAY & ELWELL,
CoiniBiAN BnuiNo, Bloomsburg, ra.
Merrbcrs of the United fitntn 7aw AMnrt.ttnn.
Collections made In any rart of America or Kuropo
Q B &W.J.BUCKALEAV,
Omco on Main Street, first door below Court House
F. ,t J. M. CLARK,
omco In Ent's Building.
Jj1 P. BILLMEYER,
ATTUHNUY AT LAW.
OrrtcE In narman'B BuUdlng, Main street,
BOBT. B. LITTLE.
P H. & R. R. LITTLE,
Q W. MILLER,
Office In Brower's buBdlng, second floor, room No.
JJERVEY E. SMITH,
A'lTUHJN Ji Y-AT-LA W,
Office In A. J. Evan's New Bcildiko,
Member or commercial Law and Bank CollectlorrAs-
UiAAJMSULIIfU, I'A, j.
Oct, 14, '77-tf
omco in Umanost's Ouildino, on Main street second
uuur uuuvo .euvre.
Vnn be consulted in German.
Jan. 10, n-tf
M. L. EYERLY,
ATI UttJN J X - A T-lxA W,
Collections nromotlr made and remitted. Office
orrposlte Catawlssa Deposit Bank. (m-ss
W. n. Abbott. W. II. Rbawn.
ABBOTT & RIIAWN,
dec 81, 77-1y
GREAT TRUNK LINE
UNITED STATES MAIL ROUTE.
The nttpntton of tlifl trflvellintr tiwlrtlo la rpBPect-
fully invited to some ot tho incrtta ol this great lilsh
way, In tho contldcnt assertion and belief that no
otner lino can offer equal inducements as a route ol
through travel. Jn
Construction and Equipment
stands contessedlv at tho head of American rail ways
The track is double the entire length of tho line, of
steel rails laid on heavy oak lies, which are embed
ded In a foundation of rock ballast eighteen inches
In dppth. All bridges are of Iron or stone, and built
upon the most approved plans. 1U passenger cars,
unite eminently eafo and substantial, are at the
samo time models of comfort and elegance.
THE SAFETY APPLIANCES
In use on this line well Illustrate tho far-scelnc; and
liberal policy or Its management, In accordance with
which the utility only ot on Improvement and not
Its cost has been the question of consideration.
Among many may be noticed
THE BLOCK 5YSTEU OF SAFETY SIQNALS,
JAHNE7 COUPLES, BUFFER and FLATFOBM
THE WHABTON PATENT SWITCH,
WESTRTSHOUSE AIB-BBASE, "
formth? In conjunction with a perfect double track
and road-bed a combination ot safegnards airalnst
accidents which have rendered them practically im
possible. Pullman Palace Cars
arc rui on all Express Trains
From New York, Philadelphia, Ilulllinore and
To Cblcngo, Claelnnntl, I.oul.Tlllr, Indianapolis
ana !M. A.oui,
and to all principal points In the tar West and South
with but one change of cuv. connections are made
In Uulon Depots, and are assured to all important
Is admitted to be unsurpassed In the world for gran
deur, beauty and variety. Superior refreshment fa-
attentlve, and It is an Inevitable result tnat a trtpby
tne rennsyivania jtauroaa must lorra
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PERIENCE. Ticirpts for sale at the lowest rates at the Ticket
Offices of tne Company In all Important cities and
U V. FARMER,
Oe'l I'assenger Agent.
J. E. SHOEMAKER. Pass. Agent Middle DIsL,
- ,o v.rfh hlnl trMr llurrlGlttiro .Pn
feb. l, iwjr,
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Choice books no longer for tho lew only. The best
stnndard novels within the reach of every one.
Hooks usually sold from t to 13 given (unchanged
and unabridged) for 10 and !0 Cents.
101. ANibleUM, by.MUsMulock loc
It . Hard Times by Charles IUckens ICo
103. A Uravo- Lndy, by Miss Mulock soo
KM. I'eep o- Day, by John nnnlm loo
lOS.Atthoblgriot the Silver Vlagon, by U h
1(6. Tho master of tlio Oreylands, by Mrs Henry
10T. lllaile-o'-drass by II I, Fnrlcon Mo
108. Tho Pen King, by Captain "arryat loo
lt. Kleanor's Ictory, by Miss Jl n Uraddon too
110. Tho (ilrlsof Vcerslinm, bv Florence Mnrryntloo
...... luni vi vuu ,uuu in r.iKiny miB, vy
11J. Hard Cash, bv Chnrtps lirnrtn
113. (lolden tlrnln, by II L Farleon
114. Darrell Vnrkhnm, by Vila M U llraddon
11 . tt lthln Iho Mare, by Mrs II Woo
110. Pauline, by I, n Walford
HI. Tho Kernalo MlnMcr, by It T.lcs
iiuiii inu .M&7P, oy Airs ii tvooa
118.tireot ItxiKctiitlons, by O Dickens
120. Komonce of a roor Young inan, by o Feu-
L l'etronel. bv Unrrrirn Mnirvnr.
HI. A life for a Lire, by Miss Mulock
m.lho PHvnteorsman, by captain Morryat
IS3. Irish legends, hy nlluel 1rter
124. Hqulre'lreilyn's Heir, by Mrs II Wood
125 Mary Harton, by Mrs Iinskell
128. Krema j or my Fathers bin.by R D Black
more 12T. Mv Lady I.udlow, by Mrs Oaskell
Hi. cousin 1'hllllps, bv Mrs Onskcll .
129. Tho Wandering Jew, (1st halo by Engeno
129. Tho Wandering Jew (2d hair) by Eugene Sue soo
ISO. Sermons out of Church, hy Hilts Mulock ioo
mi. luicnaci cirogon, nv .iuies verne 103
132. Jock lllnton, by Charles Lover 200
133. Tho Duchess of Rosemary Ijinc. by n L Far-
184. My Hjother's W lie, by Amelia 1) Edwards loo
lss. Agatha's Husband, by .mips Mulock 100
180. Katlo Stewart, by Mrs Ullphant 100
131. A Kent In a cloud, by Charles Lever loo
lv8. hat He Cost Her, by James l'aj ne loc
139. London's Heart, by 11 L Fnrleon soo
140. Tho Lilly Lisle, by Miss M E llraddon 100
141. .Mnsterrcnn Heady, bv Captain Marryat 100
142. Tho Headot the Family, by Mtss Mulock 200
143. Tho Haunted Tower, by Mrs Henry Wood soo
144. Tho Twin Lieutenants, by Alexander Dumas 100
115. Half a million of money, by Amelia It. Ed
110. Charles O'Malley, tho Irish Dragoon, by
Lever, (Triple No)
141. Halt in, the Reefer, by Captain Marryat
lis. A Hlue stocking, by Annie Edwards
149. Joshua Marvel, by B L Farjeon
160. Midshipman Easy, by Captain Marryat,
151. The ltUHhlnn Gypsy, by A lex Dumas
152. Arthur o'Leary, by Charles Lever
153. Wan! of Wife?
154. A Point ot Honor, by Annie Edwards
155. The fount ot Monte-Crlsto, Alex Ii'imas
150. The King's Own, by Capt. Marryat
1ST. Hand and Clove, by Amelia II. Edwards
158. Treasure Trove, by Samuel Lover
159. The Toantoin lilp, by captain Marryat
IOO. The IHack Tulip, by Alexander Dumas
181. The World Well Lost, K. Lynn Linton
102. Shirley. Charlotte llronto
103. Frank Mlldmay, by Captain Marryat
l4. A Young Wlro Story, Harriet Bowrn
165. A Modern Minister (Vol. 1.) Chevely Novel
loo. Tho I ast Aldlnl. bv Ceorge Sand
16T. Tho Queen's Necklace, by Alex. Dumas
108. Con Creiran. bv I hRrlea Lever
169. St. Patrick's Eve, by Charles Lever
170. Newton Eorster, by Captain Marryat
171. Hostage to Fortune, by Mtss llraddon
172. Chevalier de Malon Roucre. bv Dumiui
173. Japhet In search of a Father, by captain
1T4. Kate O'Donouhuc. by Charles Lever 21m
175. Tho P.chn of Many Tales, Captain Marryat 100
170. PercUal Keeno by Captain Marryat 100
111. fieorgo Canterbury's Will, by Mrs. nenry
lis. Rare Onod Luck, by R. E. FranclUIon 100
179. Tho llls ury of a Crime, by Victor Hugo 100
Iso. Armnlade, by Wllkle Collins wio
181. The Countess de Charny, Alex Dumas 100
182. Juliets (luardlan, by Mrs. Cameron 100
183. Kenllwortli, by sir Walter Scott 200
164. Tho Little Savage, by Captain Marrvat 100
185, "(lood-Jive Sweetheart. by Rhoda llrougton loc
ISO, David Copperfleld, by Charles Dickens
111. iMinun, uv a icxanaer nuinas
lss. The Swiss Family Itoblnson
189. Henry Durbar, by Miss llraddon
190. Memoirs of a Physician, by Alex Dumas
191. Tho Three Cutters, by Captain Marryat lec
192. Tho ronsclrntors, by Alexander Dumas 100
193. Heart of Midlothian, sir Walter Scott 200
194. No Intentions, by Florence Jlarryatt 100
195. Isabel of Havana, bv Alexander Dumas 10c
196. Nicholas Mckleby, by Charles Dickens 200
197. Nancy, by Rhoda BrouLrhton iitt
198. settlers In Canada, by caDtaln Marryat 100
199. Cloisters and tho Hearth, by Chas. Reado 200
200. Tho Monk, by Matthew U. Lewis, M. P.
ijiodk iiuwiBt. 100
201. Catharine Blum, by Alex Dumas 100
202. Mr. tillfll's lovo story by George Eliot 10c
S03. Cloister and the Hearth, by Chas. heade 20c
204. The Young Llan"ro. W. II. G. Kingston 190
20J. Tho mysteries of Paris, (1st halt) by Eugene
805. The mysteries ot Tarts, (2d hair) by Eugene
200. Poison of Asps, by Florence Marryat 100
207, The Children ot tho New Forest by Capt.
208. Norlli nnd South, by Mrs. Gaskell 2ik
S09. A Jewel of a ulrl too
sto. Young Mugrne,by Mrs. OUphant loc
211. Randolph i.ordon, by "ontrtv 10c
212. lirlgaater Frederick, bv Erckmann-Chatrlan lno
213. Harnaby Rudge. by Chas. Dickens soc
214. vi tnstowe, by Mrs. Lclth Adams 100
213. II rds of Prey, by Miss llraddon 200
210. lcenosrr the Black Watch. bv.Tpmps nmrtnw
217. Tne sad Fortunes ot Rev. Amos Barton, by
George lillot 100
218. Doinbey and Son, by Charles Dickens soo
219. My Own Child, by Florence -Marryat 100
220. neorgo Canterbury's Will, by Mrs.' Henry
221. Poor Zeph, by F. W. Robinson
222. iJistof the Mohicans, by J. F. Cooper
2. '1 ho Marrlogo Verdict, by Dumas
224. The Deer Mnier, by J. V. Cooper
yj5. 1 wo pcsitiiies, Dy yiimo t'omns
220. 1 ho Path Under, hy F. .1. Cooper
227. Hannah, bv Miss Mulock-
22s. 1 he Hepent's Daughter, by Dumas
229. The Pioneers, by J, Fenlmore cooper
zdu. lame uruuu miu uio jiaruuioness, Dy
231, Tho Prnlrle, by J. FenlmoroCcoper lni
2.12. A Park Night's Work, by Mrs. Gaskell ioo
233. Tho Pilot, by J. Fenlmore cooper 100
234. The Tender Recollections of Irene Macglll
235. A n open Verdict, by Miss Draldon 100
236. Shepherds all and maidens Fair, by Walter
Besant and James Kleo 10c
237. Wandering Heir, by Charles Reade 10c
238. Beatrice, by Julia Kavanagn 20c
239. No Thoroughfare, by Charles Dickens and
Wllkle Collins ion
240. The Laurel Bush, by Miss Mulock 100
i'4i. Tricoinn. dv "nuiaa van
242. Tho Threo Feathers, by William Black 100
243. naisy Nicuoi.oy may uaray 10c
244. The Threo Guardsmen, by Dumas sec
245. Jack Manly, by James Grant lnc
240. Peg Wonington. by Charles Reade ioo
247. Martin Chuzzleult. by Dickens sec
Y4s. ureaa anu uceebe ana iisses, Dy 11. l. rar-
249. Cecil Castlematno's Gage, by "Oulda'' loo
250. No Name, by Wllkle Collins 20c
2.11. Lady Au-lcy's Secret, by Miss M. E. Braddon loc
252. Hard to Bear.by Georglanna M. Cralk
Yra. a True wan, Dy 31. u. Mining
254. The octoroon, by Miss Braddon
255. Lothalr. by Right Hon. II. DUraell
250. Lord oakburn's Daughters, by Mrs. Henry
257. That Boy ot Norcott's, by Lever 100
S58. Phyllis, 1 he Duchess 100
259. Valentine Vox, (1st half) by Henry Cockton 200
259. Valentine Vox, (2d half) by Henry Cockton 20c
you. unanoiic s inuenuince, Dy 3iiss M, E.
261. Is Mlserables Pantlne, by Hugo 100
S62. Les Mlserables Cosette, by Hugo 100
263. Les Mlserables Marlus, by Hugo 100
S64. Ijbs Mlserables Ht Dennis, by Hugo 100
203. Les Mlserables Jean Vallean, by Hugo 100
80S..Tocob Faithful, by CautalnMarrj'at 10c
267. The Last ot the Haddons, by II rs. Newman loo
268. Forty-tlvo Guardsmen, by Dumas 200
269. fed as a Rose Is She, by Rhoda Broughton 100
270 Tho Jilt, by Chas Reade 10c
271. The Diary uf a I'll) slclan, (1st half) by Samuel .
271. 1 he Diary of a ThysUan (2d half) by Samuel
279. The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dick
273. snarleyyow, by Capt. Marryat 100
274. Ten Thousand a ear,( isr half) by Samuel
274. Ten Thousand a Year (2d half) by samuel
Warren , 200
275, A shadow on tho Threshold, by Mary Cecil
876. The Page of the Duke ot Savoy, by Alex.
277. Brother Jaeob. by Oeorge Eliot loo
yis. six 1 ears 1 aier. oy Alex, uumas so
879. A 1 at In the storm, by "Oulda" 100
sso. The Vi reck of the "Grnsvenor" 100
281. Lady Marabout's Troubles, by "Oulda'1 loo
882, Poor Jack, by Captain Marryat 100
23. Twenty Years Alter, by Dumas 200
284. OHMr Twist, by Charles Dickens 100
28. Cometh Cp as a Flower, by Rhoda Broughtonloc
24. After Dark by Wllkle Collins loo
887. 1 elghton Grango 100
288. TheChannlngs, by Mrs. Henry Wocd soo
889. A Christmas Carol, by C. Dickens 100
890. Dick Rodney, by James Grant 100
891. Ollvo, by MUs Mulock 200
292. "'Ho Cometh Not,' she Said," by Annie
293. Tom Crosble.by Samuel Lb. er 100
294 . The Ogllvles, by M ls M ulock soa
895, Lost for Love, by Miss Braddon suo
296. Tom Burke ot "Ours," (1st half) by Charles
i9J. Tom Burke o( "Ours,' (2d halo byCliarles
297. The Haunted Man. b7 Charles Dickens
2?j. captain ram. vy Aiex. nuinas
By Proxy, by James Payn
By t'elia'a Arbor, by James
Besant and Wal-
For sale by all Booksellers and Newsdealers, or
sent postage prepaid, on receipt of price.
GKOHOE MONRO, Publisher, .
I. O. Box UUT. 81, 83 and 85, V&ndewatcr St., N. Y,
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Onco when my licnrt for gladness
Mndo songs my lips should voice,
I scoffed nt grief nnd soilness
I undo tho world rejoice.
Tho very birds I mocked with glee
Tho trees I censured laughingly ;
To leaf nnd blade-1 cried, 'A slmda
Of deeper green put on for mo 1'
To bud nnd dower I said, 'The hour
Ilnth come for richer pageantry I
Put on new bloom I' nnd not content
With nil tho splendid eon could show,
Along the windy shore I went,
And snug of mountains enpped with snow.
Not leaf nor flower nor bird could yield
A symbol for my joyous heart.
I saw the reapers nil n-ficld )
From out tho grass tho sparrow start i
Tho distnnt hills, tho breezy down j
I heard tho church-bells of tho town,
And turning to Iho sacred spire,
I smiled nnd murmured, '.Higher, higher
My heart doth go 1 My soul doth know,
A sweeter bliss than thou canst show 1
Tho henven thou readiest to in vnin
Is hero in me I Tho cross, the pain,
The burden thou dost lift nboi e,
Aro naught to my triumphant lovo I
Whfit need havo I of thee or thine 1
My Lovo is mine, my Lovo is initio 1'
From out a stormy sky there enmo
God's radiant bow ; nnd dewy wet,
Tho earth raro odors seemed to rauo
In pearly mists, until tho flamo
Of crimson sunset joined in praiso
Of Him whom I had dared forget.
l!ut homewnrd wending slowly
I sang with happier voice,
The pad, the proud, the lowly,
I bade them nil rejoice,
A year the harvest bringing
Laughed sen nnd plain nnd hill j
Tho world with joy was singing,
My voice alone was still.
Tho sandy shore as silver shone ;
Pink shells along the beach were strewn ;
To me it seemed, like opnls gleamed
The beaten spray-wreathes strandward blown.
Then far, then nenr, now faint, now clear,
In gentle, tender monotone,
Tho sea, the wind, the birds, the leaves,
Kept singing as a mother sings,
Of sweet, unutterable things,
A comforting to one who grieves,
0 generous Nature I Type of Him
Who, mocked, doth never mock again I
Thou smilcst not that our eyes nro dim,
But, taking to Thy heart our pain,
Dost otfer us Thy gracious breast,
lirim full of cheering sympathy,
Until wo know that grief is best,
Sent unto us by Him through Thee 1
Then swift and still along the hill
The sunset shadows had their will ;
And in the mellow, dying day,
The reapers homeward took their way ;
While o'er the stubble, softly brown,
Floated the church-chimes of the town,
1 turned to gazo. A cross of fire '
ISurncd on that heavenward-pointing spiro t
From out that stormy grief there camo
God's bow of promise ; and I gave
Her body up, no longer mine.
But mingled in one holy flnine,
Our spirits rose to the Diviue,
When low I knelt beside her grave.
And in tho twilight lonely,
With brow bared to His sky,
I said, 'Not sorrow only,
Nor joy, but pence have I,'
oi London Argoty.
A groop of girls Btood at the stage door
of the Grand Opera House, in Vienna, talk
ing or exchanging words with the other em
ployees who passed lu, keeping the while a
sharp lookout for the manager. One of the
chorus singers, a young and beautiful Italian
girl standing just within the extreme en
trance, with her mantle wrapped close
about her throat, suddenly remarked :
'We must sing our beat to-night, for the
Emperor Is coming.'
'Is he? how do you know ? who told you
'One of the band,' answered Anna Carolla
quietly. 'Carl Itosenfeldt. There he comes
with his violin.'
With some others of the opera band thero
approached a tall.handsome young Hungar
ian, who paused to answer tho girl's eager
Inquiry, 'Had ho said the Emperor was
'Yes; the Imperial Guards have just pass
ed by to take up their place at the grand
entrance. The house will be crowded.'
Then passing inside, he stooped to whis
per to Anna Carolla, with a smile in his bluo
eyes, 'Anna, I lead the violins to-night
Stendgal is ill.'
She put her hand in nil, with the
sweet, perfect trust of one who knows sho is
'I am sorry for him j but for you, Carl,
my heart must be glad.' -
'Here they come, together 1' crlod a girl
outside. 'The manager and the . chief
d'orchestra. Away I'
The new leader of the band hurried jHy as
the chorus trooped iu, nnd Anna Corulla
followed them into their dressing room.,
There sho soon donned her stage dress, and
slipped away to watch the house filling, and,
above all, to hear every note of the exquis
ite overture to 'Oberou,'
How fast every place was filling from floor
to the gallery 1 The auditorium was one
blaze of splendor; and as she gazed, the
poor, friendless chorus singer whose dra
matic talent aud splendid voice ought, If she
had only the fortune io get the first lift, to
placo her high In the lyric stage wonder
ed sadly if such chance would ever come to
her j If not, Carl's fath'er would never con
sent to their marriage. And now the whole
house rose as the Emperor entered his box.
splendidly dressed, glltterlug with jewels of
rarest value, which flashed a thousand rays
as he bowed right and left with bis usual
courteous grace, Then the band struck up
the overture, and with the last bar the cur
tain drew up,
Flitting here and there during the per
formance, with eyes and cars for everything
tho manager noticed the Imperial visitor In
dicating to n gentleman beside htm some one
in the chorus. It was Anna Carolla, whoso
beauty had nttractcil his eyo, whose rich
voice his ear had caught above and through
all the others.
The first act went splendidly, nnd the
second act soon commenced ; but fate ha I
decreed thatlt should never beplayedoutthat
night. Halfway through, as the manager,
pleased and complacent, was quietly stand
ing back in one of the wings, he suddenly
felt his arm grasped, and turned sharply to
see Anna Carolla's lovely face, to full of de
termination and character, at his side.
'Hush,' she said very low and quietly,
'make no exclamations, but go and see to It
befnro it gains or is discovered. The thea
tre is on flro somewhere back of the grcn
room. The company can leave by the stago
'But, child, If there is the least hint of
alarm, look ft that house. They will be
crushed to death in their terror and crowd
ing to get out.'
'Listen,' said the Italian, In the samo
calm, self-contained manner. 'Send tho call
boy to the door-keeper to order each ono as
they pass out to depart quickly. I will clear
the house quietly,'
'You do that''
'Yes ; here is the boy ; sond him
and clear out the company ; I will do my
Tho manager blindly obeyed the strong
will and steady purpose of the master-mind;
as people in an emergency generally do,
whatever their relativo positions - in the
Anna Carolla passed on to the stage ; and
advancing nt once to the foot-lights, stood
for one moment, her tall, commanding form
and beautiful head drawn erect, unflinching
ly facing that crowd, meeting full even tho
astonished gaze of the Emperor hlmself.and
the wondering look of her lover in the or
chestra below her.
Then she said in a voice not loud, but
clear as a bell, with cool, steady authority
in every measured accent :
'I am here by the manager's order. His
Imperial Majesty has been robbed to-night of
a raredlamond.and the thief is in the house.
Every one,' and the speaker's dark eyes
swept the audience from the gallery to pit,
'is at once to withdraw quietly, and In order
anyone attempting to rem? in will be immed
iately arrested. The band will also retire
at once.' Even as she spoke, her ear, pain
fully strung for the sound, could hear the
warm hum of flames from the back; but un
moved she stepped back, swept a deep obeis
ance to the audience and Emperor, and the
The Emperor instantly left his box,whis
pering to the gentleman to whom he had
before pointed out Anna Carolla : 'There
is something behind all this. I am not rob
bed. Send Col. Bergmann round to sum
mon the manager to our cariiage door.'.
Meanwhile, the vast crowd filtered rapid
ly, in quiet order and in safety out, only
learning at the door, as they were hurried
away, the awful death, by fire or crushing,
from which the brave and quick-witted girl
saved them. The last few to leave the audi
torium smelt the fire and heard the crackling
of flames, and hunied wildly, spreading the
alarm. But the terrible cry of fire came too
late to do mischief, nnd once outside, the
police and soldiery,under the cool directions
of tho Emperor himself, kept order. And
though the flames mounted at first, Anna's
timely discovery,and the energetic measures
taken forced the fire under. In less than an
hour and a half it was completely drenched
out, and the mutilated Opera House left in
charge of tho police.
Then, and not till then, did the Emperor
dismount from the horse he had used and
return to his carriage. As he did so, he
Bergmann, see ! There goes that Italian
girl herself, leaning on the arm of the young
fellow who led the band so splendidly to
night. Go see who nnd what they are.' Col,
Bergmann departed to obey the order, and
the Emperor drove off.
The next day the whole story was iu the
Government organ, with an intimation, 'in
spired,' of course, from that quarter.that his
Imperial Majesty had graciously caused in
quiries to be made about the' young chorus
A few days later, old Herr Itosenfeldt re
ceived an official intimation that his gifted
son Carl, and his fiancee. Anna Carolla.
were both under Imperial protection, and
their marriage was desired to take place as
immediately as possible, the Emperor dower
ing the bride. The manager also received
a similar intimation through Col. Bergmann
that his late chorus singer was to be brought
forward and advertised for the re-opening
of the opera as Madame Carolla Itosen
feldt. Once more the elite of gay Vienna crowd
ed the opera house to witness the debut of
thejnew slnger,as Agatha.ln'Dcr Frlesohutz.'
The moment she came on she was received
with a furore which might well make Carl
Hosenfeldt proud of his beautiful young wife;
and if for royalty was her grateful glance
and sweeping salute, for him was the smile
in the soft dark eyes that met his for one
When the curtain fell, the pew star
was called for and showered with boquts
from many a distinguished hand ; but from
tho Imperial box was flung one in which
nestled a costly bracelet, in the centre of
which blazed a diamond of rare value and
'That fire has been; our fortune, Carl,' his
young wife sld, smiling as they drove
'Nay, Anna, your own courage and quick
ness,' answered Carl Itosenfeldt. 'That was
a diamond rarer than the Imperial gift.'
And he was right.
The internal rovenuo collections in San
Francisco district during 1878 amounted to
Senator Burns do gives inoro entertain'
niCDts than any other, man' in' NVtisb'
l'itttburghers are greatly excited over the
precocious musical talent displayed by Min
nio II. Bradbury, a little girl of two years wl 0
renders diflicult songs with remarkable pre
Professor Swift of llochester has beea for
years carrying on his astronomical studios in
an old cider mill, but tho citizens now i)ro
poso to build him an observatory, tlio plan of
which ho has approved.
liHlfgcd by a Rhlnoceroi,
'Baas, baas I spoor grood one-horn skel
Such was the, to me, rather unintelligi
ble announcement with which mr friend
M 's bush-boy!caino rushing in lustnbout
sunrise one morning, as We were slttlne over
our breakfast at the door of the house,
one of ttiose regular old Dutch-built farm
houses, that one hardly ever sees nowadays,
except iu South Africa. But he meant by It
was, 'Boss, bos'sl the trail of a big rhinocer
os rascal I'
'Where?' cried M Jumping up j for
e was a keen sportsman, and never lost an
opportunity of 'potting something,
'Uut by Hollow Spring, bats ; enoor
'There's a chance for yon, my boy.' said
, turning to me. 'Now you'll be able
to see how those elephant guns of mine do
their work ; I think you'll find them the
'Let me try tho job by myself.' cried I.
eagerly ; for, like all 'greenhorns,' I was
frantic to do some unheard of feat, and win
my laurels at once. 'I've never shot a rhi
noceros yet you know.'
'Can't, really, my dear boy ' said M. .
in the tho most exasperatingly indulgent
tone , 'when you're a little better used to
tho African bush, you can do what you like;
but if I were to let you go alone now, the
least I could expect would be a life-long ro-
morse for havlngjconnlved at a suicide. No,
we'll make a party of three to visit our
friend, and he'll hardly give the slip to us
all, I fancy.'
Accordingly, we started out that very nleht.
Swart, the bush-boy, making the third of
our party ; but I suppose tho rhinoceros
was too modest to face so many visitors at
once, for although we kept watch till sun
rise, there was no sign of him. The next
night it was just the same ; and at last I got
so mad at the idea of losing my phance,
the first I had ever had with the big game,
that, In spite of '.what M had said, I
made up my mind to try my luck single
handed, I should have told you that the Hollow
Spring freqaented by my four-footed friend,
lay about eight miles from the house, in a
teep gully, one side of which went up into
steep hog-backed ridge, topped by a big
knuckle of rock that overlooked the spring
at a range of fifty yards as pretty a stand
as any sportsman could wish. So, when
night came, I stole outof tho house with one
ol M 'a vaunted 'elephant guns,' a piece
carrying a nve-ounce 'explosive ball.' steel-
tippped, and holding enough fulminating
powder to blow out the spine of a megathe
rium. To guard against the recoil of such a
charge, the stock was fitted with a thick
pad ; so, with gun and ammunition tog. th-
er, I had quite enough for an eight mile
tramp through the bush.
I dare say there are ugly thickets in
South America and Central Asia ; but Afri
ca beats them both. Imagine a forest of
fish hooks, relieved by an occasional patch
of penknives, and you have it exactly.
There's one horrid spiky thing, called by
the Dutch 'Wache-em-betje,' which the En
glish have corrupted into 'wait a bit,' and
it does make you wait a bit if it once gets
hold of you. I've known a fellow to be laid
up a fortnight from a 'gash from one. So
you may think with masses of this nice stuff
all around me, I had to pick my way gin
Whon I got to the place, lo I and behold
the pad of my gun had fallen off I Togo
back and look for it would have beenllke
hunting for a needle in a hay stack ; so I
filled my handkerchief with wild grass, and
tucked it under the shoulder of my jacket1
ns a substitute, and then I took my post be
hind tho rock and waited.
The full moon was just rising over the
trees (a glorious Bight, I can tell you), when
I heard a distant trampling, like the tread
of an elephant, only quicker ; for a full
grown rhinoceros, clumsy as he looks, can
be active enough at times, as you'd soon
find if you stood a charge from him when
his temper's up. So I had not long to wait
before there came up a thick snort, and a
great brfsyn barrel of a body loomed out in
the streak moonlight, just over the spring. I
hardly stopped to take aim, before I pulled
The next few seconds were a blank ; and
then I awoke to the consciousness that my
shoulder was aching as if it were broken,
and that something was grunting savagely a
few yards off; and then I saw the huge
snout and great white tusks coming right
at me I I don't think any acrobat could have
been quicker than I was in clutching a pro
jecting bough, and swinging up into the tree
overhead ; and I'd hardly got there when
thelbrute came bang against the trunk, al
most shaking me off again. For a cinute
or two my heart was in my mouth, for he
thumped against the tree till I really
thought he would have It down ; and when
hefoundhecouldn't,he stamped the earth in
a fury, and tore it up with his horn in a hor
ribly suggestive way that made my flesh
Here I was, then, in the crisis of a regu.
lar 'adventure,' such as I had always longed
lor ; but somehow, now that I was In it. it
uiun t seem so very dellgbttu 1. It's one
thing to read of adventures in an easy chair
alter dinner, and another to act them for
yourselfon n hard bough, with thousands of
mosquitoes pitching into you, and a mad
rhinoceros galloping about underneath.
The likeness between my situation and
some of thoso recorded by Captain Mayne
Reid set me overhauling my recollections of
that veracious author, iu the hope of an
idea ; but the more I thought, the more the
Captain failed me. Basil, when followed up
a tree by a bear, got his ".brothers to throw
him a rope and slid down ; but I had no
brothers, ana no rope. Ben Brace, when
treed by the Hon, lasooed his dropped mus
ket, and slew the king of beasts therewith ;
but I had no lasso, and couldn't have used it
if I had. Somebody 'rise, blockaded bv a
'grizzly, waited till Bruin fell asleep, and
then slipped away j but my rhinoceros
seemed distressingly wide awake, and even
if-he had dozed the experiment would not
have commended itself to my fancy. In fact
the most masterly stratagem I could devise
was to stay still where I was, and I did so.
That night was the longest I ever spent.
and no mistake, Toward morning, Master
Uutno frequently took a brief leave of ah
sence into the bush, as if to tempt me down
but I heard him trampling in the distance,
ana wasn't to bo caught. ' Day was just
dawning, aud I was beginning to wonder
how much long, r I could stand the thirst
that was parching ine up, when suddenly
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XIII, NO. 6
UULUJII31A ilSHUUItAT, TUIi.Ablll, flu, v
heard a shot among the bushes, so close that
It made me start. Then tho boughs parted,
and I saw M 's Jolly face looking up at
hp, with a grin from ear to ear.
'Fairly treed, eh, my boy T Well, I've
raised the siege for you, and yonder lies the
enemy. Your bullet') run down his side tin
der the skin, without exploding ; so I sup
pose you must have hit him slantwise. Bet'
ter luck next time. Anyhow, I'm glad to
find you alive ; but I fancy you won't go
alone again In a hurry I'
And, to tell tho truth, I didn't, for a pret
ty long while after that day. David JCVr,
SI. iilchola) for February.
RECOLLECTIONS DY J, R. FLANCUE.
Of all the eccentric individuals I ever en
countered Sheridan Knowles was, I think,
the greatest. Judge, gentle readerif the
following anecdotes may not justify my as
Walking one day with a brother drama
tist, Mr. Bayle Bernard, in ltcgent's Quad
rant, Knowles was accosted by a gentleman
in these terms :
'You're a pretty fellow, Knowles I After
fixing your day and hour to dine with us,
you never make your appearance, and from
that time to this not a word have we heard
from you I
'I couldn't help It, upon my honor,' re
plied Snowies j and I've been so busy ever
since I haven't had a moment to write or
call. How are you all at home ?'
'Ob, quite well, thank you. But, come
now. will you name another day, and keep
'I will sure I will.
'Well, what day i' Shall we say Thurs
day next t'
'Thursday f Yes, by all means Thursday
'At six V
'At six. I'll be there punctually. My
love to 'em all.'
, 'Thank ve. Kemember, fiow six, next
'All right, my dear fellow ; I'll be with
Tho friend departed, and 'Knowles, re
linking his arm with that of Bayle Bernard,
said: 'Who's that chap ?' not having the
least idea of the name or residence of the
man he had promised to dine with on the
following Thursday ,or the interesting 'fami
Ip at home' to whom he had sent his love.'
Upon oneoccas!oD when ha was acting in
the! country, he received an anxious
letter from Mrs. Knwles, informing him
thatlthe money, 200, which he promised
in pond up on a certain day, had never reach-
I her. Knowles immediately wrote a let
ter tu Sir Francis Freeling, at that -time at
the head of the post office, of which, of
course, I cannot give the precise words, but
beginning 'Sir,' and informing him that on
such a day, and at such an hour, he himself
put a letter In the post office at uch a place
containing thejaum of 200 in bank notes.and
that it had never been delivered to Mrs.
Knowles ; that it was a most unpardonable
piece of negligence, if not worse, of the post
office authorities, and that he demanded an
mmediate inquiry into the matter, the de
livery of the money to his wife, ami an apol
ogy for the anxiety and trouble Its detention
bad occasioned them. By return of post he
received a most courteous letter from Sir
rands, beginning 'Dear Sir,' as, although
they were personal strangers to each other,
he had received so much pleasure from Mr.
Knowles' works that he looked upon him as
a valued friend, .and continuing to say that
he (Knowles) Was perfectly correct in stat
ing that on such a day and at such an hour
he had posted a letter at , containing
bank notes to the amount of two hundred
pounds, but that unfortunately, he had omit
ted not only his signature inside, but the
address outside, having actually sealed up
the notes in an envelope containing the only
words, 'I send you the money,' and posted
without a direction 1 The consequence
was, that it was opened at the chief office
in London, and detained until some inquiry
was made about it. Sir Francis concluded
by assuring him that long before he would
receive his answer, the money would be
placed in Mrs. Knowles' hand by a spe
cial messenger. Knowles wrote back : 'My
dear Blr, you are right, and I was wrong.
God bless you. I'll call upon you when I
come to town.'
One.day, also In the country, he said to
Abbot, with whom he had been acting
'My dear fellow, I'm off to-menow, Can
I take any letters for you 7'
'You're very kind,' answered Abbot : but
where are you going?'
'I haven't made up my mind.'
The Weather for 1879.
Richard Mansil's 'Almanac of Planetary
Meteorology, for 1879 has the following s If
the position of the planets affect the temper'
ature of our earth's atmosphere during the
year 1879, as they have done in similar posi
tinns during the past years, particularly the
positions that gave us the mild winter of
1877-78 and the early spring of 1878.) we
may expect very erratic weather during
Agreeable to this theory we shall have
cool weather set in early in the autumn of
1878; itwilljgrow cooler somewhat faster
than the mean of the season In November and
through December, with temperature below
the mean ; tolerable steady weather through
January with temperature below the mean
winter will continue through February.fol
lowed by a cold March,
We shall be flattered by the prospect of
spring during a few days about the middle
of April, while Mercury is about passing Its
inferior conjunction with the suu, but this
will soon pass away, and the weather or.
temperature,sink below the average of the sea
son,and will probably remain below through
out May, June and July-while we shall move
In a hot stormy summer about the last days
August, and these conditions continuing
through September aud the most of Octo
Between the autumn and winter months
cool droughts will likely -prevail Jover large
landed countries in the temporate rone lo
cated (ar from the seas, while an excess of
cool rains will probably occur on and about
the sea coast countries during the same
These abnormal irregularities of the seasons
of 1870 must affect the crops in many and
great part of the earth during the year.
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Cards In the "BuMnesa Directory" column, oat
laouar per year tur vu lino.
Dressed rabbits sell in Indiana, Kentucky
and Illinois four for a dime.
Hereafter every loaf of bread told in Cin
cinnati must have its weight stamped. upo
That story from Fountain County, Ind.,
about Leonldas Glover being killed while
in bed by a meteoric stone was a He.
"O, Lord," a Kentucky minister prayed,
"thou has seen by the morning papers how
the Sabbath was desecrated yesterday."
Mr. Lacy was fined 15 by Justice in Pe
kin, Texas. "I'll toss a cent to see whether
you make it (10 or nothing," he said. Lacy
A Paducah (Ky.) paper says money is so
scarce in that place that even tho change i
the weather is hailed with pleasure.
General James Shields, Senator from Mis
souri till tbe 4th of March next, has already
sat in the United States Senate as a repre
sentative of Illinois and Minnesota.
By the way of consoling the shareholders
or the exploded City of Glasgow Bank, the
Lord'Provost tells them that the 6,000,000
sterling lost represents but six months' ex
penditure of the inhabitants for liquor.
Wisconsin pays (10 apiece for wolf scalps,
and this protection has largely developed
tbe industry of luplculture. In some of the
oldest countries in the State, according to
State Senator Bailey, there era honest far
mers who make good living by reaffnf
wolves and scalping them.
The answer of Socrates to a person who
asked when was the right time for dinner,
was the following : 'If you are rich,' said
he, 'you can dine when you like; and if yon
are poor, you may dine when you can.'
According to the report of the Board of
Directors for the Connuecticut State Prison
the cities do not as a rule furnish the largest
number of voters. New Haven County far.
nishes one convict to every MO voters, end
but three counties, Tolland, Middlesex and
Windham, show a Bmaller ratio than that
Hartford, which contains the leading city of
the State, has a more creditable showing
than Litchfield, which has no city at all.
Nice law-point recently raised in Housfon,
Tex.: Candidate promises voter a pony for
his vote and influence. Pony falls dead oa
the street while being taken to his new own-
Health officials desire voter to abate
nuisance. Voter declares the pony was not
lompletely in his possession ; also, that it
never was out of the candidate's, the bar
gain being void as being corrupt.
An aged deacon at Mamakatlng, N. Y.,
becoming wearied of the nocturnal visits ot
his neighbor's dog to his sheepfold, caught
the animal, tied him to a tree and shot him.
The owner of the dog asked the deacon why
he had killed the animal, and the good man
replied that he had mistaken it for e wild
cat, which indeed the dog resembled ee
closely as it did a rhinoceros. Then the
owner said, 'Why did you tie the supposi
tious wild cat to a tree before shooting it T
and the deacon answered meekly, 'Because I
was afraid of it.'
Fitz Hugh Ludlow, in his narrative of
travel in 'The Heart of the Continent,' telle
of an eccentric genius who improved on the
old yarn to theleffect that 'the weather would
have been colder if tbe thermometer had
been longer,' by saying he had been where
it was so cold that the thermometer .got
down off the nail.'
There's a good deal in living for some
people, .at anv rate. Had Lord Beacons
field, for instance, died thirty years ago, he
would have been chiefly remembered as the
author of some clever novels, and the most
bitter assailant of Peel oa the Cora law
question. Yet he would even then have
been Byron's senior by twelve yean, and
Pitt's by one.
Tbe antique tower of Belem, near Lisbon,
which served as a prison for political offen
ders; crumbled to the ground oa the 18th of
December, It was a' part of the old Hieroa-
ymlte Convent, and a splendid gallery In the
Moorish style was building in connection
with it. Eight persons were buried in the
California this year produces seven mil
lion gallons of wine, and starts a raisin cul
ture of great future promise with a product
of 80.000 boxes. All known varieties of for
eign grapes that gave any promise of' flour
ishing in California!! soil have been tried,
and no expense has been spared tor their
cultivation. The wine growers on the Pacif
ic coast, with a varied experience of twen
ty years, now understand their business
throughly, Some of their experiments bare
proved successful, and 'some of them have
failed utterly ; but they have found a doxen
varieties of excellent foreign grapes that are
as asserted by Ualifornlans that theirs is .to
be the great wine growing territory of
America, and that the best wine and raisin
grapes will not grow east of the Rocky
Mountains. The range is confined, in their
viej to California and possibly a part of
Arizona, and the district capable of produc
ing the best quality of grapes is said to be
no larger than tbe wine districts of France.
The Austrian newspapers remark upon
the extraordlanary diminution which baa
taken place in the number of marriages con
cluded in Vienna. The disinclination en
the part of men to marry has risen to such a
pitch in the district of Wieden marriage
portions provided by charitable foundations
are now actually goineV a-begging. There
are plenty of female applicants to clslra
them, but they can find no mates. In 1877
there were fewer mariagea contracted in
Vienna by,3,637'thanin',1870,namely only 6,
049, The proportion of marriages conclud
ed in the year tol ,000 of the population now
standi at only 7.S5 in Vienna, whereas in
Paris it is 9.07,Munlcb 9.06, and in Berlin
10.03. The unsatisfactoy result at Vienna
is believed to be attributable to tbe expen
sive way of living which has become cue