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lonir continued credits will not WKlycn.
All papcru sent out of tho stt or to distant post
oflleos must bo paid forln ailrnncMnleM a rospon
Utile porson In Columbia county Msutncs to pay
jio suuscnpuoa uuo on acmanu
.TO B PRINTING.
The Job Printing Urpartnwnt ottho Colushuih
15 TCry COIIIJHUIU. ItCOnininS I1"' nai. .iu'y
nl nuilitnery and Is tho onlyonlce that runs lob
presses by pocr, giving usiM best faclltt lea. lis-
iimuips iiirnwieu un inrgc
r E. WALLER,
Offlco over 1st. National Hunk.
ATTO I IN E V-AT-L AW.
JUSTICE t)F THE 1EA0E.
Ollce ovor Mover Droi Drug Store.
Office In Drawer's bulldlng.second floor.rcora No. 1
D FHAN'K ZVKK,
ATTO I N K V-AT-L AW.
omco corner of Ccntro and Main Streets. Clark I
Can bo consulted In Ocrman.
Q.EO. E. ELWKLL,
ATTORNEY -AT-L AW,
Ofllco on First Ho ir. front room of Cor,
UMUIAM Huildliij:, Jliln street, jbelow Ex
pAUL E. WI11T, (
Office In coujmbiix Doildino, Koom No. i, second
S KN0EK j L. S. WINTfcKSTHn.
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
A ttornoy s-at-Lnw.
omen tu 1st NaOonal Dank building, second noor,
hrStdoor tothJufU Corner of .Main and Markec
streets Uloomstjurif, Pa.
t&-rennoM and Bounties Collected,
T II. MAIZE,
omco m .Malzo'tmlldi'tr. over lllllmeyer's grocery.
JOHN C. YOOVM. c- & 0KY3P-
Y0CU.M & GEYER,
I CATAWISSA, l'A.
(Onlco front salt of rooms on'second floor of
IWCAN BI CONSULTED IN GEKMAN. J1J
Members at S&arp and Alleman's Lawyers ind
Banker" Directory aid tho American Wercontlto
and Wllectlon Association. 111 e prompt and
bireful atteiUM to collection of claims lu any
Sart of the UnlteJ htates or Canada, s well as to
SuotherproS buMneta entiuHed to thcin
ATI01 IN EY-AT-L AW.
Jackson Building, Rooms 4 and 5.
ytr-. II. JHAWN.
Ollce, corner tt Third and Main Streets.
H. v -f
B UOQ M S B U R 0 , PA.
Ofllco in'Browcrs' llulldlng, 2nd Iloor.
Attoney-at Law,Berwlck. Pa.
C"n bo Consulted in Ocrman.
FIRBSAND LIFE INSU I!A0
3"Ofllco ftntdoor below tho post olllco.
" B. MoKELVY, M. D.,8urgeon and Phy
.slclanitinhsldo Main Btreev.oelow Market
AL. !FKirZ, Attorney-at-Law. Oflice
, lnOoir3UN Building,
,Q M. W11XKEK, GUN & LOCKSMITH
ajwrng MacUissand Machinery of all kinds re
Paired. orvmocsK llulld iff, lilooiuaburifi fa.
omce, North Market street,
pin. WJu M. REBEIt, Surgeon nnd
LJl'hyalcto. oince corner of Itock and Market
JltHlVANS, M. D., Surgeon and
. rnyalou, usee and ltesldencu on Third
CnHlSTUl F, KNAPP, BL00M3BDR0, PA,
1IOME.0P N. Y.
MKKCHkw, Of NEWAItK, N. J.
1'LINTix, N. V.
These nu cowiutions are well seasoned by
ft'e and naiiisiKU and have never jet had a
luasbcttledlfinycourtof law. Their assets are
all Invented 4soui sccUKiTiks are liablulotue
hazard of riionly.
Losses irmrTiY and honsstlv adjusted and
paid aslBOQiii determined by ciikistmn y.
KMIAPP, "JC'l AOKNT ANU AUJt'SIEU UU)UHt.BUBO,
Thepeopliif Columbia county should patron,
lzetheageauncro lossoslf any are settled and
paid by oaeu,fr0wu cltuons.
pitoiw.rii EyuiTY, paiu dealino.
rIIINTS TIIB rOLLOWINO
AMERICA INSURANCE COJIPANIES
North Arawu i of Philadelphia,
l'enus)lvuu ii it
York, of Sgnjivanla.
OOJJ J t street, No, , Bloomsberg,
PplniK EUROPE.KN 1'LAN.
ltOOmi ftMinf n.. hd..m u-nll tnntn.llml nml
?lc'lf.'l".t.t Vitihed. 'Huest Bar and Lunch Coun
ter 1U IUPCI,
Meals0(j,r ftt all hours, ladles and dents
resiaurM tmUhrd with all delicacies of the
rtWt U L1:W,lt'11- Itpot.Bcranton,
i "VT i i .i Ti-viii?r
LanreeaSl s,v.nient cnmnle rooms. Uath rooms
otandBUater uoJall modern convenience
BITTEHBSNDEH, r "f""0"
OUR "LAHGE STOOK."
OUR "COMPLETE ASSORTMENT."
OUR "HEW STYLES."
OUR "SUPERIOR MAKE,"
OUR "LOW PRICES."
Clothing for Men, Youths, Eoys and
G02-(50-(iOG CHESTNUT ST.
fllleil .1 1 n et by
Inpr tlm Cnn,
the Mllnc I ubn
of any T.mup.
Tills ll thn
ever firrored tu
FAMILY OIL CAN.
EVERY FAMILY" SHOULD HAVE ONE.
M AMiiVACTuntO QV
No Dmpplnc Oil m lliel'loornrTnble; Nn
h iiiu ct ti l.i nl; or Bel kiirnkcil open to waste
Contents nriiiusn Kxplnsinns. No Corks to
Lose. Cloves lvrfictly Air Tlcht XoLi-ak-
je -o i:uiorntinii A Miluiety Safe.
i I'hlU'l lll Mnll hut,l N'. l cmlty.
FOlt SAI.D IN llLOOMSBUltd I1Y
I. W. IIAUTMAN & SON
FARMERS' PRODUCE EXCHANGE.
Inn a in a t i n n,
IIcalH tlic HreH
A fiulcU Itcllef.
"TinartlcloH onnlled Into each nostill and Is
ncreeable to uw. 1'ilce M cents by mall or at
urugsism. semi ror circular.
LTY llltOl'llDIIS, druggists, Owego, N. Y.
Jan 8, lw. d
TyAINWRIGlIT & CO.,
rK.S. 3YKUP.S, COFKBE, SUQAH, MOLibStb
R1CS, SPICKS. UlCiRD SODA. SC., tO.
N. B. corner Second and Arch streets.
nOrders will receive prcmrt attentloi
ORUSEN, CLEM.ONS & CO.
Importers and Wholesalo Dealers in
Crockery. (ilavwaie, Tablo and Pocket Cutlery,
wiiuuw um&a, uuu i-iuii--u-m uic,
The 5tl caiulle-iow er marh eleelrlc lamp.
'1 he celebrated l'lnatore Burner.
Illid ca8es, Fruit Jars.
Mi Lackawanna Avenue. SCUANTON, l'a.
A. V K. IS S Jfcli T MT I
our leaders for VJ cents In postage btamps to
pay for mailing and wrapping and names of
lun iKink nirents 1U lecelvu FHKK a Steel
1'ltihh 1'anor KngraMng of all our PllDM
DK.NTt', I'.cludlug Cleveland, blue ssxss Inch,
Adcli ess Eider Fub. Co.,Chicago. III.
3 July 17-iy
A MONTH AND HO A HP T( AtlENTS for
Tho world's greatest soldier, and tho nation' most
honored cnuen. uiw price, jmi m .ji.s. r. .
l-mi rii a- sis atlIi Mreet. l'hlladelDhta.
I CURE FITS!
When I iy cur I b nieio mfj io itp tb for
tliuu aud lltin ihtm return rln. I mn roui
b.. I U vo md Iht dlMiM tJt rm. fcl'II fcPBV or fiLU
1 VU HVhh iJ Uf-louf iludj. I wnrni hit nnidy to
cut I li worst li-u otl.trt fHJ i no
ii'it.n (or m-i now rtrfilq euro. , BwnJ n one for
lra(lMuo1Kr HaiiUvI oif lnfUIU rtn;ly. Ot
lull nUllirijuu. UU. U. Q. VWITi 1 lrl 4 W.T
Send 10 cents pos'ago. and wo will mall
. a....... .n. nl t-..lo.,l.ln bainnln tHIV
1 uu Jirr aju,fli, , u.uuu.v,
of goods that w III put j ou In tho w ay
0 ,11JK,nlj ntui-r ntunru uv iiiiitii"."
an) thing elso in.Mneilca. Doth sexes of all ages
can lueat homo and woik In spare time, or all the
time. Capital not reiuilred. Wo will start )ou.
I I ..... M n , t u-nnt v.f l rrh t PI1 TH. 'lYi'Il I I'll
I y.""? ".l'' .il,,'.i VA;.p', utnr thn,
with no benefit, fuicd himself In thiee months,
, ., , ...,. .lu nt ..tliru hi' Hiinnitrn.
cess. plain, simple and successful home treat
ment. AddieiuT. . 1'AOB, 1S8 Kast uoth street,
New Yoik city, dce-1l-lt-d.
ft7ffl" PHILADELPHIA SINGER
Includlne Tucker, Jiuraer,
box of 4 IffimiierA.tuul III ml
er,tttul tibuni ouitli oi iwflve
IdlV'". ft Ptib 1 rv m Ifari,
tiniiM I v lore itu piiy
B uitt rent.
I Vmtnl Ktate iUxrrt to maka
VtU ttfrr Thuy are hanil
Lkuiiih. iluriible. uml Hutu
Ctrunnini;. lami at olstr c&m.
letchirai Irom 140 10 150.
i. -.,. .. .....i ...I... h.io. h-pnii fur
rtrrular iM I C A. WOOD & COm
UitimuuiulA. J IT A. IVMh (., rhlU.r, I'o.
M Tliw loudest uuii ntitii
tirnir tkovii kins
mi. benl fri-i,. bv
mml. for 'J.I reulM la
man),', uruiir uun,
an.l lift imr futulDBUu ul
r Cmi. Ittllltlll. lie. AiMrt4
II good m
P7 Sd . HLW
tlr rlf Mil 'I
iTrr v Tr .u. ait
II , I I I III , I I III III I I I 1 I I
Vliyslclans' Tf itlmony.
A. W.Drown,M.D.,of rrovldcnco,
It. I., says! "I havo used Hcxt's
Kidney and LlTtr KiMKDTlnmj
practlco for tho port sixteen years.
and cheerfully recommend It as
being a taft and rla6f remedy."
Another prominent doctor of
Providence pays that "I am fre
quently urged to uo other prepnrs
tlonauib!tltntci for Hunt's (Kid
ney ami Liter Hfmspt. Iflmlon
trying them Hint they aro worthless
Incomparl-oh to It."
An Old I.ttdr.
"My mother, 70 years old, has
chronic kidney complaint and drop
y. KMIiIng has cer helped her
llko Host's Kidney and Liver
Itr.Mr.nv. She has received great
benefit from 8 bottles and wo think
It will cure her." W. W. Sunder
land, Builder, Danbury, Conn.
A Minister's W ife.
Hcv. Anthony Atwood, of Phila
delphia, pa;: "Ilt'ST's (Kidney
and Liver Hf.meut has cured my
wife of Dropsy in Its worpt form.
All cay that It Is a miracle."
General Chace of Rhode Island
Bays'. "I always keep Hunt's Kid
ney and Lhcr ltEMEnr tn my
houec. Taken In small cIokcb occa
slonnlly at night, It prevents head
ache, and regulates the kidneys,
stomach and other organs." 10
It EM F.1IV
"Dlecase soon Bhakcn.by Hunt's IIemedy taken."
f. '. CIUTIKMOV, N. Y., Cleneral Agent.
OF PURE COD LIVER OIL
Almost as Palatable as Milk.
Tho only preparation of COD l.IVKIl OIL tht
can bo taken readily and tolerated for a lung titan
by ilfllr&to stumarh.1.
and as k imirnT you rov:rMPTinv,
S( lillH l.lll S AIH.Cllls. A.MI.IIIA. l.K.
KIHI, llt.llll.lll. IQllills AM) III llll tT A.
H.( IIO. n.l nit HAMIMI fllMHlllKIIS l)f
IIII.I'IU.N It Ii niiirri llom In In rp-pln.
I'rescnbcd anil eudorseil by the best l'hyslclans
In the countries of tho world.
for Sale by all druggists
the iiopular favorite for tlrcvs
in( the hair, Restoring tho c r
wlien gray,anJ pre enl ing 1 an
drutT, It clcact the hi ilp.
stoDt the hair fallinc. and U
ure to please. or. and $t. sizes at I)ru-"iit
The Best Cough Cure you cau U30
and the heit known preventhe of Consumption.
I'ahker's Tonic kept in a home isateutitiel to
keep sickness out. Used diicrectly it keeps the
blood pure and the Stomach, lavcr rm4 Kidnc 4
in orVing order. Coughs and Coldi vanish be
fore it. It builds up the health.
If you suffer from Debility, Skin Eruptions
Cough, Asthma, Dyspepsia, Kidney, Urinar i
Female Complaints, or any disorder vt the Ltin .
Klnm.irh. ItnweU. lllo.iil fr KlTVCV t! l't tt .
till you are kick in bed, but v-a 1a kki, s To.Mt. -
to-uay r it wul give yen hew life ami i r
Sold by nrti3'.;its. Larue saving bujin t
Read vfh.it th pecIe
say concetn:n, the
ability of Dr '1 noma'
r.clectnc Oil tij euro
r-tthma, catarrh, croup,
cold, etc. Mrs, l)vt.
Knch cf ISufiaJo, says t
" For croup it i decid
edly eiUcatlou ' I Mrs. Jcob Mel!i!,cr of Marion.
tHii, say the sime thin;, S. S. (irtvei, Akron,
N. S .. wniei . " Mad asthma of ths voni kind,
tuok one d(se cf Ihunui Ktlectnc Oil anj was
relieved in a few minute WouM walk fivetnilefc
for thn medicine and pay ?j a bottle fr it," Iru?
Cist C. R. Hall, Grayville fit., u " C ur I an ul
cerated throat for me in tweniy.four hour. " SjI
up in bed and coughed n't the rlothn was wvi
i.'ith penpirauon. My
uiie insiiteJ that I uo
'Ihamaa Ltlrctnc (hK
The first leaipoonful
rsuRViD me." F. II.
'erkins, Creek Centre,
N. V., Thomas' F.clec-
tnc Oil ii also a Ii
Top external applica
tion for rheumatism,
trut&ei,etc. When vii-
tinR the dnij2iit, aik
lnin what lie knows cf
Dr. Thomas' r.clectnc
Oil; if l-c has been
long in the d r u
trade, be sure lie will
tjieak highly of it.
" My daughter wai very bad off on account ol
a 'J and pain in her lun;s. Dr. TAjihj' Eelee
in Otl curtdktr in tVttty-yif hours. On
of the boy was cured of fsrc thro.it Tins medi
cuie lu tti-k;d wr in i i fj.-..',. AN h
i'iiiwhiicv. i ...c M , ,u , N '
Kill pain, ioothe and itlrauUte tho tlrad
TOuacles, and wonderfully Btrcusthcn weak
j-arts. All the Taluablo medicinal vlrtueaof
frcsli Itepa, conibluod wltU Burffuudy I'itcU
and Canada BaU&ra. Applied t Backac'-.e,
Cciatica, Rheumatlira, Crick, Stltcbea, Eldo
Acho, JUdnoy ACecUona, Bore Clwit or any o!
tlio vanoun pains and wcaknosbca to common,
Instant rcUef ta elven. Cureo Py.pca and
Live? troubles without Internal doo.nj, Sold
ovcryw .rvc, 3 S for 81. Mailcdfjrprlo).
riASTT CO.,Irop'r, Dooton.Maaa.
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES,
OF CAST CK WUOUGUT IHON.
Tho following miow the llckct Oothlc, one of
the several bo.iuutuUtj'lt'aot ir'tnco uunutactured
by the unJeralk'ut'd.
vnriianiitvunii liiirabiutv they arounsurnass
ed. Hotupbyexperlenceil hanJa ana warranted
l'rices and specimens of other UC'
sifjns sent to any aildresa.
BLOOMSBUI1G, PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY
to jump to inn onon.vn, STnr,Tcit out
0 f) f n T t
AUTHOR or "JOU11ST.V TO TUB CCNTRJ
or tiii: earth," '"r;. ii' to nu: moon,"
" AROUND tiii: WOULD IN RIOHir
l'A vs." " MiciiAi:r, STitooorF,"
"TWr.NTV TIIOt'HVND LUAUUUS
UNDRi; T1IR hU," irra, ETC.
TIUNSLAIION COI'YIIIOHTED, 1835.
THE CARRIER TIOEON.
Triosto, tlio capital of lllyii.a, con
sists of two tow 111 ot widely dissimili.ir
aspect. One of tliom Tlierosicnatadt
is modern nud well-to-do, nnd squarely
liuilt along the shore of the bay from
whiiih tho land it occupies has boon re
claimud ; the other is old nnd poor nnd
it regular, (Strapgliiif; from tho Corso, up
the slopes of the Karst, whoso summit
is crowded by the picturesque citadel.
The luulior is guarded by tho molo of
San Carlo, with the merchant shipping
berthed along side. On tliii mole thcro
may at most times be seon nnd very
often in somewhat disquieting numbers
many a groop of those houseless and
and homeless liohcmians whose clothos
might well bo destituto of pocket's, con
sidi ring that their owners never had,
and to all appearance never, will lmvo
the wherewithal to put into them.
To-day, however it is tho 18th of
May, lSfif two personages slightly
better diessod'thau the rest nro uotico
nble amoiig the crowd. That they lmvo
ecr sull'ered from n supendmndaiico of
llouns or liientzers is iniplorable, unless
some lucky ehanee has favored them
and they eeitainl.v look as though they
would stiel; at nothing that might in
duce that chance to come.
One of them calls himsolf Sarcnny,
nml says ho hails from Tripoli. Tho
other is n Sicilian, Zirono by unnio.
Together they hno Btrolled up nnd
ihnvii the molo nt least n dozen times,
and i.ow they havo halted at its farthest
end and are gazing away to tho horizon,
to the west of the Gulf of Trieste, ns if
111 hoped to sight the bhip which is
bringing from homo their fortune.
"What time is it?" risked Zirouo in
Italian, which his comrade spoko ns
ho did all tho other tongues of tho
Sarcnny liiado no reply.
"What a fool lam!" exclaimed tho
Sicilian. "It is tho time you nro
hungry after you havo had no broak
Thero is such a mixturo of races in
this part of Austria-Hungary that tho
piesenco of these two men, although
they weio obviously strangers to tho
place, provoked no attention. And be
s deH, if their pockets wero empty, no
one had leasou to think so, thanks to
their long brown capes, which reached
even to their boots.
Saicmy, tho youngest of tho two,
was aiioiit. live nml twenty, aim ot
middle heit(ht, we 1 set up, and of
legaut manners and a Ultras, Sarcany,
lowover, was not his naptisimal name,
nnd probably ho had never boon bap
tized, leing of Tripoltau or Tunisian
origin ; but though his complexion was
very dark his regular features pro
claimed him to bo moro of tho whito
than tho negro.
jf ever physiognomy was deceptive.
it was so in Sareany's oaso. It required
a singularly keen observer to discover
his consummate astuteness in that hand
some, plausible face, with its largo dark
eyes, lino straight noso, and well-cut
mouth -liaded by the slight moubtaclio.
That almost impassible faco betrayed
iioiit ot tho signs of contempt una
hatred engendered by a eoustaut stato
of levolt against society. If, as physi
ognomists pretend -and they nro not
niifrequeiitly right every rascal beam
witness against himself in spite of nil
his cleverness, Saicmy could give tho
fisscrtntiou tho lie direct. To look ut
him one would auppect what ho was and
what he had lieen. lie provoked uouo
of that iuesistiiiblo uverison wo feel
towards cheats and Scoundrels ; and, in
cousequeuce, ho was all tho moro
Whcro had Sarcnny spout his child
hood ? No ouo know, How had ho
been brought up nnd by whom? In
what corner, of Tripoli had ho nestled
during his early years ? To what pro
tection did ho owe his escape from tho
ninny chances of destruction in that
terrible climato? ino ono could Bay
maybo not oven himsolf ; born by
chance, helped on by chance, dostincd
to live by clmuco 1 Nevertheless, during
his boyhood he had picked up u certain
amount of practical instruction, thanks
to his haung to knock about tho world,
mixing with people of all kinds, trust
ing to expedient after expedient' to
securo his daily bread. Itiwas owing to
this and other circumstances that ho
had coma to have business relations with
ouo of tho richest houses in Trieste,
that of tho banker, Silas Torocthal,
whoso linmo is intimately coiuiseted
with tho development of this history.
Snronny'o companion, tho Italian,
Zirouo, was n mnii faithless nnd lawless
- n thorotigh-pacod adventurer, ever
ready nt tho call of him who could pay
him well, until ho met with him who
could pay hint Imttcr, to undcrtako any
task whatever Of Sicilian birth uml iu
Ills llihtieth year, lio wus caunblo o'
ms hands and snzn TIEB BIRD WAB
or A MOMENT.
Mi,uiiii,' n villainy c
into ciloct Ho might 1
as ol carrying It
liavo told pcoplo
born had ho known :
but ho nover willingly said whcro ho
lived or jf lio lived anywhero. It was in
Sicily that tho chances of liahemien lifo
had made him acquainted with Sarcnny.
And henceforth thoy had gone through
tho world, trying jwm et ntjat to mako
n living by their wits. Zirono was a
large, bearded man, brown in complex
ion and black of hair, taking much
pains to hido tho look of tho scoundrel
which would persist iu ravelling itscU
in spito of nil his efforts. In vain hn
tried to conceal his real chnraoter bo
neath his exuberant volubility, and,
being of rather a cheerful temperament,
ho was just ns tnlkntivo nbout himself as
his younger companion was resorted.
To-day, 'however, Zirone was very
moderate in what ho had to say. Ho
was obviously nnxious about his dinner.
The night beforo fortuno had been un
kind to them nt tho gaining tablo, and
tho resources of Sarcauy had beou
exhausted. What they wero to do next
neither know. They could only reckon
on chance, and us that Providenco of
tho lSeggnrs did not seek them out on
tho mole of San Carlo, they decided to
go in search of it along tho streets of
tho now town.
There, up and down tho squares,
quays and promenades on both sidos of
tho harbor leading to tho grand canal
which runs through Trieste, thcro goes,
comes, throngs, hastens nnd tenrs nlong
in the fury of business a population of
come 70,000 inhabitants of Italian origin,
whoso mother tonguo is lost in a cosmo
politan concert of all tho sailors, traders,
workmen and officials, who shout and
chatter in English, German, French or
Sclave. Although this now town is lich,
it by no means follows that all who tread
its streets nro fortunate. No I Even
tho wealthiest could hardly competo
with the foreign merchants Euglish,
Armenian, Greeks and .Tews who lord
it at Trieste, nnd whoso sumptuous es
tablishments would do no discredit to
tho capital of Austria-Hungary. But,
. beyond these, how many are tho poorer
lolks wandering from morning to night
nlong tho busy streets, bordered with
lofty buildings clo-ed like strong rooms,
Where lie tho goods of nil descriptions
attracted to this freo port, so happily
placed at tho furthest comer of tho
Adriatic 1 How many thero nro, break
fastless nnd dinnerless, loitering on tho
quays where tho vessels of tho wealth
iest shipping linn of tho Continent tho
Austrian Lloyds aro unloading tho
treasures brought from every part of tho
world! How many outcasts thero nro,
! Puch ns aro found iu Loudon, Liverpool,
Marseilles, Havre, Antwerp nnd Legh
orn, who oIIkiw tho opulent shipowners,
I thronging around the warehouses, whcro
udmittiuieo is forbidden them, nround
the Exchange, whose doors will nover
! open for them, and overywhoro nround
1 tho Tergesteum, where tho merchant
has planted his ollico and counting
house and lives iu perfect accord with
tho Chamber of Cor .merco 1
it is admitted ''ia't in all tho groat
maritime towns of the old nnd new
world thero exists a class of unfortunates
peculiar to theso important ceu'res.
whence they come wo know not ; whither
they go wo nro equally ignorant. Among
them tho nunilior of uuelassed is con
siderable. Many of them nro foreign
ers. Tlio railroads and tho bteamcrs
IuiMi thrown them iu, as it were, ou to n
dust-heap, and thoro they lio crowding
tlio thoroughfares, with tho police striv
ing in vain to clear tLom away,
Sarcauy nnd Zirone, nfter a farowoll
look across tho gulf to tho lighthouse on
St. Theresa Point, left tho mole, passed
between tho Tentro Commuunlo nnd tho
square, nnd reached tho Piazza Grando,
where thoy talkod for a quarter of nu
hour in front of the fountain which is
built of tho stone from tho neighboring
Karst Hill, nnd stands by tho statuo to
Then they turned to thn left nnd
canio back. To tell the truth, Zirone
eyed thu passers by as if ho had nu irro
Mstahlo desire to foed on them. Then
they turned towards tho largo square of
Tergesteum, just ns tlio hour struck to
closo tho Exchange.
"Thoro it is, empty liko wo nro 1"
haul tho Sicilian with n laugh, but
without any w ish to laugh,
Jlut tile liKlillerent Harcnuy seemed to
tnko not tho slightest notice of his com
panion s mistimed pleasantry as ho in
dulged in a hungry yawn.
Tlien tliey crossrU tho triangle past
tho bronzo statue of tho Emperor Loo
pold I. A shrill whistle from Zirouo
quite nstreet boy's whistle put totliurht
tho Hook of blue pigeons that wero
cooing ou tho portico of tho old Ex
change, liko tho gray pigeons in tha
bijuaro of St. Mark at Venice.
Thou they reached tho Corso which
divides uew from old Trieste, A wide
btieet destitute of elegance, with well
patronised shops destitute of taste, uud
uioio liko tha Regent street ot Loudon
or tho llroadway of Now Yoik thau the
lioulevnrd des Itnliens of Paris. Iu tho
fctreet n great number of people, but oi
vehicles only a few, nnd thoso going bo
tweou tlio l'iazza Grando nml tho Piazza
delta Legint names sulUciently indicat
ing the town's Italian origin.
Sarcauy appear'" insensiblo to nil
temptation, but Zirono us he passed the
shops could not help giving nu envioui
glance into thoso h had not tlio uioaui
to enter. And thero was much thor
that looked inviting, particularly ia the
provision shop and chieily iu tha
"biercrios," where tho beer llows more
freely than in any other town in Austria-Huncurv.
"There is rather moro hunger and
thirst nbout iu this Corso," said the
Sicilian, whoso tonguo rnttlcd againsl
his parched lips with tho click of n Cas
tanet, Sareany's only reply to this observa
tion was n shrug of tho shoulders.
Thoy then look tho first turning tn
tho left, nnd reached tho bank of tho
canal near tlio Ponto Rosso a swing
bridgo. This they crossed and went
along tlio quays, whero vessels of light
drnught wero busy unloading. Hero
tho shops nnd stalls looked much lesi
tempting. When ho renchod tho church
of San Antonio, Sarcnny tumod shnrply
tij tho right. His companion followed
him iu silence. Tlieu thoy went back
ulong tho Corso aud crossed tho old
town whoso narrow streets, impractic
able for chicles as they begin to climb
tho slopes of tho Knrst, nro so laid out
ns to prevent their being cnlllnded by
that Uiriblo wind, tho bora, which
blows icily from tho northeast. Iu this
old town of Triesto, Zirono nnd Sarcnny,
the mono) less, found themselves moro
nt homo than among tho richer quarters
of the now.
It was, in fnct, in tho basement of n
modest hotel not far from tho church of
Santa Marin Maggioro that thoy had
lodged since their arrival in tho Illyrinu
CapitnL Hut ns the lnndlord, who ro
lnained unpaid, might becomo pressing
ns to this littlo bill, which grow larger
from day today, thoy sheered off from
this dangerous shoal, crossed tho squaro
nnd loitered for n fow minutes near tho
Areo di Riecardo.
Tho study of Romnn architecture did
not provo very satisfying, nnd ns noth
ing had tumod up in tho almost deserted
streets, thoy began tho nscent of tho
rough footpnths lending almost to tho
top of the Karst, to tho torrnoo of tho
" Curious idea to climd up hero I"
muttered Zirone, ns ho tightened his
capo nround his wnist
Hut ho did not abandon nis young
companion, and away ho went nlong tlio
Hue of steps, called by courtesy roads,
which led up tho slopoa of Uio Karst.
Ten minutes nftcrwnrds, hungrier nnd
thiistier than ever, thoy reached tho
From this clovatod spot thero is n
miigiiitleaiit view extending across tho
Gulf of Triesto to tho open sens, includ
ing tho port with its fishing boats pass
ing and repassing, and its Bteamors aud
trading ships outwnrd and homeward
bound, and tho whole of tlio town with
its suburbs nnd farthest houses cluster
ing nlong tho hills. Tho view had no
charm for them 1 Thoy wero thinking
of something very different, of tbo mnny
times they hail como hero already to
ponder on their misery ! Zirone wpuld
havo preferred n stroll nlong tho rich
slopes of tho Corso. Pcrhnps tho luck
might rench them hero which they wero
so impatiently waiting for !
At tho end of. tho steps leading on to
tho torraco near tho Hyzatitino Cathod
ral of Saint Just thero was an enclosure,
formerly a cemotary and now a museum'
of antiqnities. Tliero wero no tombs
but odds nnd cuds of sopulclmral stones
lying in disorder under tho lower
branches of tho treos Roman stela.1,
mediroval cippi, pieces of trigylphs nnd
metopes of different nges of tho Renais
sance, vitrified cubes with traces of
cinders, all thrown anyhow among tho
Tlio gato of tho enclosuro was open.
Sarcnny had only to push it Ho en
tered, followed by Zirouo, who con
tented himself with this melancholy
"If wo wanted to committ suicido
this is just tho placol"
"And if some one proposes it?" asked
"I bhould docline, my friend 1 Givo
mo ono happy day in ten and I ask no
"It shall bo given you and some
"May nil the saints of Italy hear you,
nnd Heaven knows they are counted in
" Como nlong I" said Sarcnny.
Thoy went nlong a semicircular path
botwecu a double range of urus and sat
themselves down on a largo Roman roso
window which had fallen flat on the
t first thoy remainod silent. This
suited Sarcauy, but it did not suit his
companion. Aud aftor one or two linlf
Btified yawns Zirouo broko OHt with
" This something that we have beon
fools enough to wait for "is a loug tiino
Bareany made no reply.
"What mi idea," continued Zirone,
"to como and look for it among theso
ruins! I am afraid wo aro on tho
wrong trnck, my friend. What aro wo
likely to find in this old graveyard?
Tlio spirits do not want it whon they
hay o left their mortal carcasses bohind
them. When I join them I shall not
worry nbout a dinner thnt is Into or u
supper that never comes 1 Lot us got
bareany, deep in thought, with his
looks lost iu vacancy, never moved.
Zirono waited a few moments without
saying anything. Then tliis habitual
loquncity urged him to say :
"bareany, ho said, "do you know in
what form I should like this something
to appear? Iu the form of oue of thoso
cashier people from Toronthal's with a
pocketbook stuffed full of bank notes
which he could hand over to us on behalf
of tha said banker with a thousand
apologies for keeping 113 waiting so
"Listen, Zirono, answered Sarcnny,
knitting his brows ; " for the last time I
tell you that there is nothing to bo
hoped for from Silas TorouthnL"
"Are you sure of Unit t
" Yes, all tho credit I havo with him
is exhausted, and to my last doniuuds ho
guvo mo a definite refubaL"
"That is bad."
"Very bad, but it is so."
" Good, if your credit is exhausted,"
continued Zirono, "it is because you
have hail tho credit 1 And to what is
that duo ? To your having ninny timed
placed your intelligence and zeal at tho
service of his firm in certain mutters of
dolicnoy. Now, during tho (but mouths
of our stay in Trieste, Toronthal did not
bIiow himself too stingy in monoy mat
ters. Jlut it is impossible tlutt thcro in
not somo wny in which yon Unvo n hold
oer him, and by threatening him"
"What wns to bo done has already
been done," replied Sarcnny, witli n
Bhrug of his shouldors j "and you can
not go to him for a meal 1 No 1 I havo
no hold over him now; but'I may hnvo
nnd shall have, and when thai day comes
ho shall pay mo cupitul and compound
interest for what ho has refiubed uiu to
day I I fanny his business is under a
cloud, mid that ho is mixed up in several
doubtful things. Sovornl of thoso fail
ures in Germany, nt Herlin and Munich
havo had their effect in Trieste, nnd Silas
Toronthal seemed rather upset when I
saw him last Lot tho water get
troubled, and whon it is troubled "
"Quito so," exolaimed Zirouo j "but
meanwhile wo have only water to drink I
Look hero, Sarcuuy, 1 think you might
try one moro shot at Toronthal I You
might tap his cash box ouoo more, and
got enough out of it to pay our passago
to Sicily bjr way of Malta."
" Apd wint shoijld wo do in Sicilv?"
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I xtiai w my itustncs. 1 know the
country, nnd I can Introduce you to a
fow Maltose, who nro n very tough lot,
and with them wo might do something.
If tliero is nothing to lo done hero wo
might ns well clear out and let this
wie'.ehed banker pay tho cost, If you
know anything about him ho would
rather feo you out of Triesto." '
Sarcnny shook his head.
"You will seo it cannot last much
longer. Wo hnvoconieto thu end now,"
Ho roso nnd stamped on (ho ground
with his foot, ns if it were a stepmother
unwilling to help him. At the instant
he did so ho caught sight of n pigeon
feebly fluttering down just outside tho.
enclosure. The pigeon's tired wings
could hardly move as slowly it sank to
Zirone, without nsking himelf to
which of tlio 177 sjiecies of pigeons now
known to ornithological iionienelnturo
the bird belonged, saw only ono thing
that the species it belonged to wns edi
ble. Tho bird wns evidently exhausted. It
had tried to sottlo on tho cornice of thn
cathedral. Not being nblo to reach it, it
hud dropped on to tho roof of tjio small
nicho which gave shelter to thu statuo of
St, Just i but its feeblo feet could not
support it there, snd it had slippod on to
the capital of n mined column.
Sarcauy, silent nnd still, hardly fol
lowed tho pigeon in its flight, but Zi
rone never lost sight of it. Tlio bird
enmo from tho north. A long journey
lind reduced it to this stnto of exlinus
tiou. Evidently it wns iKiuud for somo
more distant spot ; for it immediately
started to fly ngnin, nnd tho trajectory
curve it traced iu tho nir compelled it to
mnko a fresh halt on ono of tho lower
brnucJics of tho trees in tho old ceme
Zirono resolved to catch it, nml quiet
ly ran off to tho tree. Ho soon
renched tho gnarled trunk, climbed up
it to tho fork, nnd thero wnited motion
less nnd mnto liko n dog pointing nt tho
gnmo perched nbovo his head.
Tlio pigeon did not seo him nnd made
nnother start ; but its strength ngnin
fniloij it, and n fow paces from tho tree
it fell into tho grass.
To jump to tho ground, Btretch out
his hands nnd siezo tho bird was tho
work of an instant for tho Sicilian. And
quito nnturnlly ho was nbout to wring
its neck, when ho stopped, gave n shout
of surprise, nnd ran tmck to Sarcauy.
"A carrier pigeon. I" ho .iil
"Well, it is a carrier thnt has douo its
carrying, replied Sarcnny.
"Perhaps so," said Zirono, "and all
the worse for those who aro wnitiug for
"A message !" exclaimed Sarcauy,
" Wait, Zirono wait 1 Givo him a re
And ho stopped his companion, who
had again caught hold of the neck.
Then ho took tho tiny packet, opened it
and drew forth n cr ptogrnm.
Tlio message contained only eighteen
words, nrrauged iu threo vertical col
umns, and this is what it said :
ihnnlz zaoinen ruiopn
arnuro trvreo mtqssl
odxlinp estloy ccuart
necoil' onnics uoupvg
spesdr erssur ouitso
eodgno toeedt artuco
inn noEON'a home.
Thcro was nothing to show whenco
tho message came or whither it was be
ing sent Only theso eighteen words,
each composed of nn equal number of
letters. Could thoy bo inado into senso
without Jtho key? It was not very
likely, at least un'ess it wns by somo
very clever decipherer! And yet tho
crvptogrnm could not bo indecipher
Tho characters told him nothing, nnd
Snrcauy, who wns at first much disnp
pointed, stood perplexed. Did tho let
ter coutnin any importnnt nows, mid
nbovo nil, was it of a compromising
noturo? Evidently thoso precautions
had beon tnkon to prevent its being rend
if it fell into other bauds llinn thoso for
whom it wns intended. To mako uso of
neither tho post nor tho telegraph, but
tho extraordinary means of the earner
pigeon, showed that it must Ik) somo
curious affair that it was desired to
keep quito secret.
"Perhaps," said Sarcauy, "thero lies
in theso lines a mystery that will mnko
"Aud then," nnswered Zirone, "This
pigeon will represent tho luck wo hnvo
been running nfter nil tho moruing.
And I was going to strnnglo it t After
nil it is important to keep tho message,
and wo can cook the messenger. "
"Not so fait, Zirone," interrupted
Sarcnny, who ngnin saved the bird's life.
"Perhaps tho pigeon mny toll us whither
it wns bound, providing, of course, that
tho person who ought to havo tlio mes
sage lives in Triesto."
"Aud then? That will not tell you
how to rend tho message, Sarcany."
"Nor to know whcro it camo from."
"Exactly. Rut of two corrosjxind
ents I shall know ono, nnd thnt may tell
mo how I nu to find tho other. So. in
stead of killing this bird, wo will food it
and recruit its strength and help it to
reuch its destination."
"With tho letter ?" nsked Zirono.
"With the letter of which I nm go
ing to mnko an exact copy j nnd thnt I
shall keep until tho tiino comes to uso
And Sarcnny took n notebook from his
pocket, nnd iu pencil he mndo a careful
fno-similo of th6 mossago. Knowing
thnt in most cryptograms it wns import
ant not to niter in tho lenst tho form
and nrrnngement, ho took gront caro to
koep tho words iu oxnetly tho Bnmo
order nnd position nnd nt tho same dis
tances ns in tho documont Then ho put
tho fao-similo in his pocket, the messago
in its case, and tho ensa iu its place
under tho pigeon's wing.
Zirouo looked on. Ho did not shnro
tho hopes of fortuuo founded on this in
cident "And now?" ho nsked.
"Now," nnaworod Sarcany, " do what
you can for tho messenger."
Tho pigeon was moro exhausted by
hunger than fatigno. Its wings vevo
intact without strain or breakage, and
Bhowed that his temporary wenkness wns
duo neither to a shot from a sportsmnn
nor a stono from a street boy. It was
uuugry ii wm uursiy s mat wns nil.
Zirono looked nround and found on
tho ground a fow grains of corn which
tho bird nto greedily. Tlion ho
quenched Ins thirst with a fow droits of
water which tho Inst shower had left in a
piooe of ancient pottery. Howell did ho
no nis woru tlint in half an hour tho mif
eon was refreshed and restored and
quito nblo to resumo his intcrrupte-1
"If it is going far," said Sarcnny, "if
its destination is lioyond Trioste, it doos
not matter to us if it fulls ou the way,
for wo sliall havo lost sight of it, and it
will bo impossiblo for us to follow it
Hut if it is goiug to ouo of tho houses in
Triesto. its strcnuth is sufficient In taVrt
it thero, for it will only lmvo to fly for a
oouplo of minutes or so."
"Right you nro," replied tho Sioillanj
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even If It is in Triesto?'"
" Wo cnn mnnngo thnt, I think," an
swered Sarcnny. And this is what thoy
The cathedral consists of two old Ro
mnn churches, one dedicated to tho
Virgin, ono to St. Just, tha patron saint
of Triesto, and it is flanked by n very
high towor which rises from tho anglo of
tho front, pierced with n'largo roso win
dow, lienenth which is tho chief door.
Tliis tower commands a view over tlio
plateau of Karst Hill, and ovor thowholo
city, which lies spread ns on a map
Iwlow. From this lofty standpoint thoy
could seo down on the roofs of all tho
houses, even on to thoso clustering on
tho enrlier slopes of tho hill nwnv to tho
shoie of tho gulf. It wns therefore not
impossiblo to follow tho pigoon in its
flight nnd recognizo tho hottso on which
it found refuge, provided it wns not
bound for somo other city of tho Illyrina
Tho nttcmpt might succeed. It waf
nt least worth trying. Thoy only had to
sot tho bird nt liberty. f
Sarcany and Zirono left tho old ceme
tery, crossed tho open space by tho
cathedral nnd walked towards tho tower.
Ono of tho ogivnl doors the ono undar
tho dripstone bonenth St. Just's nicho
vas oi.eu. They entered nnd began to
ascend the stuirs which led to tho root
It took them two or three minutes to
rench tho top. Thoy stood just under
neath tlio roof, and tli6ro wns no balco
ny. Rut thero were two windows opon-
ltic out ou each side of tho towor. nnd
giving a view to each point of the
double horizon of hills nnd sea.
Siircnny and Zirone nostod themselves
nt tho windows which looked out over
lriestu towards tho northwest,
Tho clock in the old sixteenth centurv
castle on tho top of tho Knrst behind
tlio cathedral struck four. It was
still broad daylight Tho nir was
clear aud tho sun shown brightly
on tho waters of tho Adriatic and most
of tho houses received tho light with
their fronts lacing tho tower. Thus far
circumstances wero fnvornblo.
bareany took the pigoon iu his hnnds.
ho stroked it, spoko to it, gavo it a
Inst enress mid threw it free.
The bird flnimod its wines, but at first
it dropped so quickly that it looked as
though it was going to finish its career
of nerial messenger by n cruel fall.
Tho excitiblo Sicilian could not ro
Btinin a cry of disappointment
.ol ft rises I said Sarcany.
And tho pigeon had found its cnnili-
brium in tho denser low er air ; and then
making a sudden curve it flow off to
wards the northwest
Sarcany nnd Zirono followed it with
In tho flight of tho bird thero was no
hesitation. Ho went straight to his
homo which ho would havo reached an
hour beforo had it not been for his
compulsory halt among tho trees of tho
bareany nnd his companion watched
it with tho most anxious attention.
Thoy nsked themselves if it was going
beyond tho town and then all their
scheming would como to naught
it t tic i nothing ot tho sort
"I seo it I I seo it all tho timo 1" said
Zirone, whoso sight was of the keenest.
"What you havo to look for," said
Sarcnny, " is where it slops, so as to fix
tho exact spot"
A few minutes nfter its departure tho
pigeon settlod on n house with ono
till gnblo rising nliovo tho rest in tho
midst of a clump of trees in that part of
tho town near tho hos-pitnl nnd publio
garden. Then it disappeared into a
dormer window opening on tho mannrd,
which was surmounted by a weather
vnno of wrought iron that ought to havo
been tho work of Qucntin Matsys if
Triesto had been in Flanders.
Tho general direction being ascor-
tninod it would not bo very difficult to
find tho weather vnno nnd gnblo nnd
window, nnd, in fhort, tho house in
habited by tho person for whom tho
cryptogram wns intended.
Sarcany nnd Zirono immediately
mndo their wny down tlio tower and
down tho hill and along tho roads lead
ing to tho Piazza del'a Legnn. There
they had to lay their courso so as to
reach tho group of houses forming tho
eastern quarter of tho city.
When they reached tho lunctionof two
main roads tho CorsnSlndion leading to
tho publio garden nud tho Acquedotto, a
lino nvcnuo of treos lending to tho largo
brewery of Rosehetto, the ndvenlurers
wero in somo doubt ns to tho true ui-
rcotion. bhould thoy tnko the right or
tho left ? Instinctively thoy tumod to
tho right intending to exnmino one nfter
tho other every houso nlong tho nvenuit
nbovo which thoy had noted tho vano
nniong tho trees.
They went nlong in this manner, in
specting in their turn every gnblo nnd
roof alVing tho Acquodotto, but they
found nothing liko tho ono they sought
At last they renched tho end.
"'Ihero it is 1 o.cluinil Zirone.
And thero was tho weather vano
swinging slowly on its iron spindlo
nbovo a dormer window nronud which
wero several pigeons.
Thcro was no mistake. It wns tho
idcnticnl houso in which tho pigeon had
Tho houso was of modest exterior, nnd
formed ono of tho block at tho begin
ning of tho Acquedotto.
Snrcauy made inquiries at the neigh
boring shops nnd learned nil he wished
Tho houso for ninny years had be.
longed nnd boon inhabited by Count
"Who is Count Zathmar?" aBked
Zirone, to whom tho nnino meant
"Ho is tho Count Zathmnrl" an-
"Jlut perhaps if wo wero to ass
" Later on, Zirono j there's no hurry I
Talw it coolly, and now to our hotel I"
"Yes, it is dinner-timo for thoso who
lmvo got something to dine on I" said
" If wo do not dino to-day, it is possi
bio that wo shall dino to-morrow." nn-
" With whom?"
"Who knows? Pcrhnps with Count
Thoy walked along quietly why
should they linrry? and soon reached
thoir modest hotel, still much too rich
for them, seeing thoy could not pay
What n surprise wns in storo for
them! A letter had arrived, addressed
Tho letter contained n noto for 200
florins nnd theso words nothing moro :
Enclosed is tho last monoy you will
get from me. It is enough to pay your
pnssago to Sicily. Go nnd lot mo hear
no moro of you. Silas Toronthai
" Capital I" exclaimed Zironoj "tlio
banker thinks better of it just in time.
Assuredly wo need nover dospair of
thoso financial folks I"
"That is what I say," said Sarcany.
"Aud the coin will do for us to leave
"Nol wo'H stop hero!"
to iib continued.
Tlio borongn of PotUtown will lo
enlarged by order of the court. Its
population anil wealth will bo greatly