Pretty Daughter (bloshingly) - Papa, dear, don't be startled, but - bnt you are going to place one of your most valned posseasions in the hands of - a receiver. Old Merchant - Bless mj soul, child! Does that mean that I am to be a banknrpt? D.- No, papa; only that yon are to give a bride to - to dear Arthur. - Pittsburg Bulletin. The year of 1784 waa remarkable for a severe winter. Sdow began f alüng on Oct 7 and feil, almst without intermission, untü April 2 in the foUowing year, or for nearly IS) days,in all. In addition to this a strtng frost prevailed during the same period.