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RUTLAND, VT., SATURDAY MOHN1NG, MAY 10, 3873.
MUCK THKHH CIONTS.
p A I n t s si (1 n s
O, T. OlIUS SI,
.Manufacturer of nnd Denier In
FINISHING LUMIlKIt, SHINOLKS1, LATH,
i.l,Al -JHUIHW, Al II ni'UUUK 1AU1III.1',
HOOKS, HASH, lll.INDS, MOl'1,1).
I.NllS, llltAUKKTH, WIN
DOW 1'ltAMKS &
Scroti stawlnir of nil kinds, l'lnnlnc. Matclilni.'
anU (Hazing ilono to order. Yard mid Mill cor
ner oi union anil t urnaco streets, near Freight
uciiui, iiiiiiuiiu, i, iuuj iii&wdin.
SHOW CASES, CORNER, CLOCK
nnd Mantle Shelves made to order, with
l'lnln or Moulded edges, iikackktn sawed in
dirrerent styles at HKAitnoitN'sj
EW MOULDINGS FOR PICTURE
J-l Framing', Chromos, Lithographs, nnd
Engravings ut HKAltllOltN'S
CURTAIN CORNICES OF HLAOK
Walnut, or nil out, mado to order, cur
tain Kings, Tassels nnd Cords. DKAltliOIlN's
DEARBORN IS AGENT FOU UARD
NKIt'S Perforated Chair Seat, for renovat
ing over Cad-Flag or Kush bottom chairs.
Pleaso to call and seo them.
drove. Block RUTLAND, Vt.
RUTLAND MANUFACTURING COMl'ANY,
Manufacturers and wholesalo dealers In
WOOD AND CHAIN SEAT CIIAII1S, UM).
STEADS AND ClIAlIl HTOUK,
Corner of West nnd Forest Sts,
I. Atwood, Act. O. C. Hcgulks, Treas.
J W. KING,
Manufacturer nnd wholesale nnd retail dealer In
8ASII, DOOIlS, IILINDS,
-MOULDINGS, I1RACKF.TS, AND HOl'SU FUR
OF EVEKV DBSCKItTION.
FUIINACE STIIEKT, ltCTLANP, VT.
Orders by mall or otherwise promptly attend
.1. J. GUINDON,
B L AOKBJII T II .
Particular attention paid to Horseshoeing. All
work warranted. Shop on
WEST ST., NEAK OI.IVElt MAltBLE W0UKS,
mayldSm RUTLAND, VT.
HOUSE, SIGN AND ORNAMENTAL FAINTER,
(lllilNINO AND DKCOKATISO, IN ALL 8TVLKS.
Kalsomlnlng nnd Hard Wood Finishing, Glazing
and Glass Staining.
MartcU's New Building. Center Street,
Rutland, Vt. mnyldlm
LINCOLN IRON WORKS.
MarbloMIU and Hoisting Machinery of tho
most Improved construction. Derricks and
pumplnc inachlncrj', castings and general ma
Htecl nnd Iron Wire Ropo at Manufacturer's
Rutland, Vt., May 1, 1973. mayldtf
O. II. M O It E II O U S E,
Opposlto Central House - - RUTLAND, Vt,
THE BEST SEWING MACHINE IN
tho world. Wo have tried them. Can bu
liad nt E. N. JtEUKIAM'S.
gotcte and Sitting iooms
UK ASTON & H A L S 11 U It Y
TUo liAIWWELL HOUSE Is located opposlto
tho Depot nnd lias long been favorably known
to tho traveling public. It hns been recently
Improved, now affording tho best and most
amplo accommodation to guests.
The TABLE will bo supplied with all tho
luxuries of tho Season, and every attention will
bo paid to tho comfort of Its patrons.
In tho future, as In tho past, the Proprietors
Intend to make It a flrswdnss House unordlng
all tho comforts of a home to tho traveler. Tho
public patronago is solicited.
A GOOD LIVERY In connection with tho
Attonllvo PORTERS will bo found nt tbo
Depot, on thonrrlval of nil trains.
.1. V. CllAUTON, J, A. Halsbcuv.
F A KM E It S ' HOT E L ,
Fkeioht Street, - - RUTLAND, VT.
A FIRST CLASS
MEAT MA K K E T
IN HOTEL MIII.DISO.
rnayidsm J. E. JOHNSON, Pkoimiietoii.
J. W. FIB II Kit '8
NEW DINING ROOMS,
Central House lllock, Merchants' Row,
Warm Meals served at all hours of tho day
and evening. moyldSm
J. F. STINSON'H
(minn's Block, Opposlto tho Depot,-
RUTLAND, - - - VEItMONT.
Warm Meals served at nil Uoum of tho day
and evening, inayldlw
NEW DINING HALL,
In rooms formcily occupied by J. W. Fisher,
KINOSLUY & HI'ltAClUE'S BLOCK,
WAliM MI AM SBItVKI) AT ALL IlOUItS.
A. II. HAWJjEY,
COSTJUCTOn AXD I'UACTICAL SLATKU,
Ho Is prepared to do all work promptly and
well. Orders can bu loft at J. K. Glynn's stora
on Merchants' Row, or at tho hardwell House.
JZremu Hockwoodltnrrett.HtillAnft l. i
Mason, Presldont of First National Bank, De
troit, Mlchhrani Hon. J, M. Marvin, Saratoga
Merchants using printed wratinlnir win iln
well to consult us before ordering, as wo make
us low nures as New York or Boston Housen.
nnd give better nccomuodatlons in assorting
lots, whllo a great saving can bo mado on
freight, ui.uuis itm'JSK to,
AN DON it II UNTO ON,
Wholesale and liel.ill Dealers In
IRON, STEEL, NAILS, Ac, Ao.
A genenil Assortment of
BELTING, LACI'NG, Ac.
TIMOTHY, CLOVER, AND ALL
NOVA SCOTIA PLASTER,
LODI MANUFACTURING CO.'S POUDRETTE.
A FULL LINK OF
0 II E A P F OR OA S II
JJAKKKTT'S OLD STORE
S. J- 1MV
Wholesale dealer In
CALIFORNIA WINES AND IIIIANDY.
iMiourr.it an wholesale pealeii
CHINA AND JAPAN TEAS.
TUo attention of Town Agents, Physicians
and Druggists is especially called to our wines,
as they are unsurpassed for medical purposes,
coining from ono'of tho oldest vineyards In
California. All goods guaranteed puro and Fat
lsfactory, or to bo returned nt my expense.
CORNER FREIGHT AND EVELYN, BTH.,
(London & Huntoon's Block,)
Rutland, Vt. mjllf
ENS' OALF BOOTS, 60.00 to $8.00
nt inocueapcasubiore, jno. o, jiiercnuius
ENB' KIP. TAP-BOIiE. HANI).
MADE BOOTS, 13.W, ntNo. o, Merchants'
i: k k s k 11 a r ij e r
AT NO. I, OPERA lToUSE BLOCK,
Keep n full assortment of iho following
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS.
FltKNCH CHINA WARE,
TABLE GLASS WARE,
SILVER PLATED WARE,
PAINTED TOILET SETS,
TASSELS AND CORDS,
LAMPS AND LANTKRS,
Wholesalo nnd Retail,
LAMP CHIMNEYS and BURNERS,
Wholesale and Retail.
MATTRASSES and LOUNGES, and
liwjlillt DONE TO ORDER.
HURNIIAM Sr. TEMPLE.
Wo are Acents for thu followlnt' llrst class
Fire Insurance Companies.
Aetna, Assets, ,oofl,(ioo
impeiliil, " s,ooo,eii
Home, N. Y " 4,500,000
ltiival, " 10,000,000
llartfunl, " s.sso.ooo
Insurance of No. America, l'lilla. " s.sso.ooo
Franklin " i,iW,m
Phenlx, N.Y " 5,000,000
I'htenlv, Hartford, " l,coo,ooo
Sprlnglleld " 1,000,000
National, Hartford, " soo.ooo
Theso aro tho best known of all the companies
represented In Rutland, nnd since wo have
represented them they have jtM more money to
thu citizens of Rutland and vicinity than all
other eomjtanien eombineil.
This record proves their stability and their
willingness to pay all pioper claims.
Wo confidently exnect n continuance of tho
liberal patronage which thebe companies havo
We also renresent tha Travelers Llfo and Ac
cident Insurance Company. Wo glvo u better
nnd cheaper policy than any other Life com
pany. Call nnd see.
BURNHAM & TEMPLE.
Ofllce, Opera Houso, Rutland, Vt.
HARRY W. NYE'S
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY,
No. t, Merchants' Row, Rutland, Vt.
GENERAL AGT .ETNA LIFE INSURANCE CO.
Fire Insurance In First Class Companies.
J C. LEWIS,
DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, TOILET
ARTICLES, FANCY GOODS, LADIES'
BASKETS, ARTISTS' MATERIA!,
PAINTS, OIL, PAINTERS'
RUSH, WINDOW GLASS,
PUTTY, 4c, &c.
And tho best coods In mvllno tho market
nIToi'ds nro my siwelnltles. Prices reasonable,
In consideration of quality.
BUf-PRESCRHTIONS carefully and correctly
NO. 2 MERCHANTS' ROW, RUTLAND,
RMONT HOARD OF EDUCATION.
Burlington, April, 1813.
Tho Annual Session of tho
T E A 0 II E KS' INS T I T U T E
For Rutland Countv, will bo hold In tho
VlhLAOi: 01' VAhLIXaFOUD,
Commencing on Monday, May 11, nt 3 o'clock, p.
in., nnd closing on thu Friday following.
Comiwlcnt and experienced Instructors and
Lecturers will bu present, and assist In conclud
In tho exercises.
Tho day sessions of tho Institute will be de
voted to Iho discussion and presentation of
methods of organizing, classifying, governing,
and teaching common schools.
A lecture may bo oxpected oacli ovenlng.
An examination for candidates for Stale Cer
llllcnU'H will bu held during tho session of tbo
Superintendents aro repuested to notify ovcry
teacher In their respectho towns, and to urge
t hem to bo present ut ovcry session of the Instl
lulo. All friends of Education nro Invited to attend.
Clergymen urn respectfully requested to glvo
notice, of tho Instltuto, from their pulpits.
Freo return tickets will bo furnished to all
who pay full faro on tho Rutland Railroad in
coming to the Institute,
JOHN II, FRENCH,
Invites tho ladles to call and examine n splcn
did assortment of
NEW GOODS JUBT RECEIVED.
ItlllltuKs, I.AC)! VEILS AND 1IAIE1IE9,
Thread and Guipure Laces, Swiss Ties, Zephyr
uiiu tiursieu r.lliuruiuurirs, Jiumuuig
Edgings, Passamuntorlcs, Hair
switches nnd Curls,
And u full lino of
LADIES' AND INFANTS' UNDERWEAR,
And many novelties too numerous to mention,
Q.KAND MUSICAL FESTIVAL.
To bo held at tho
TOWN HAM, RUTLAND, VT.,
Commencing on Monday Eve., May 12, nnd clos
ing Friday Eve., May 1, 1S73, under tho dlrcc-.
iuk riiuuj jiici mny id, laia, um
Hon of tho celebrated conductor
Mil. CARL ZERRAIIN, of Boston, Mass.
President, John N. Baxter, Rutland. F. A.'
Fisher, Sec. E. A. Morse, Treas. George A?
Mlnt7lrtn. Wnqtfnl f?nmtnlttsv fin whlfti norn
slon tho following eminent nrtlsts, whose rcpui
tatlon Is unrivaled, will appear. J
Mmo. Jennie Van ZANDT.Prlma Donna, latcoi
tho l'arcpa Rosa Kngllsh Company. $
Mmk Jci.e DKRvTitF.it, Soprano of Dr. Clinpln's
uiiurcn, Jtuvr i uik.
M. Fbanz Remxektz, Baritone of Trinity,
Church, New York. f
Mn. Yi. 11. Fesskndkn, Tenor of tho Barna
Mtt. A. J. Pit t i.li rs, Tenor of Burlington.
Mil. Geo. A. MtRTZKE and Mr. S. t'. Mooiie,
Pianists. Prof. E. II. IHai.EV, organist. The
GERMANIA BAND, of Boston.
Tub Lxadino Musicians of the Stato will also
THE LARGEST CHORUS
Ever assembled In Vermont will render the
Choral music. In a stylo not excelled nt any
previous musical gathering. On Friday after
noon, May Hth,
FIVE HUNDRED PUPILS OF THE PUBLIC
Will participate, nnd this. In connection with
tho nnpeuranco of tho artists, will make one of
tho pleasantest features of tho festival.
THREE GRAND CONCERTS AND MATINEES,
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Lndy $1, Gentleman, U, admitting to chorus
SINGLE SEASON TICKETS, 3.
Admitting to all Rehearsals, Matinees and Con
certs. Matlneo tickets, so cts. Concert Tickets, is cts.
Matinees commence precisely nt '2ys o'clock p.
In. Concerts ut 8 p. m.
BAXTER NATIONAL BANK,
II, IIenkv Baxter,
II. F. LOTUltOI',
.1. N. Baxter,
Geo. E. Rovce,
GEORai R. BOTTUlf,
J. W. Ckauton,
N. T. Hnuoi'K, Jit.
W. C. DUNTON,
W. C. I.ANDON.
Mado and remitted for at Lowest Urates.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON TIME PErOSITS.
A general Banking and Exclmngo business
II. Henry Baxter, Brest. J. N. Baxter, V. Prest.
Georoe R. Bottom, Casulr.
RATES' HOUSE CORNER.
MASON & JERKOWSKI
Have Just opened the largest stock of
Ever brought to Vermont. Cast off your old
clothes and buy one of our
stylish si'jtixa suns.
Wo have them for all prices, and will sell any
thing in our lino
TWENTY PER CENT. CHEAPER
Than any other storo In tho State. Don't go to
a store where their stock has been handled
over, year after year. Comowhero every thing Is
FRESH AND NEW NOTHING OLD.
A glanco at our stock of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Will convince you that tho Bates' Houso Corner
Store Is the only place where the stock of thebe
goods tiro complete.
la urns' A.i) okxts' Tn.irnuxo hags
of ovcry description.
HATS AND CAPS
Aro a leading nrtlclo with us, and this nc-
couuis tor our
Of every stylo and price. If you wish anything
in uur line, cuit uuu get our prices ; iney wilt
convince you whero to buy.
MASON & JERKOWSKI,
43 Merchants' Row, under tho Bates' House,
g P It IN O OPENING
OPERA CLOTHING, BOOT AND SHOE
E M P O R I U M ,
Mbrcuants' now, ... Rutland, Vt.
WATKINS & CADY
Havo Just received from New York nnd Boston
Markets ono of the tlncst lines of clothing over
exhibited by any Merchant this side of Mendon
or New York, consisting of
MENS' BOYS' AND YOUTHS' SUITINGS
Of ovcry description, manufactured from
FINE ENGLISH CLOTHS,
Down to a Cheap Cherry Valley,
jioys- awrmmi a specialty.
Dthnisuinu ooous department coiii-letb.
Sur Boot and Shoo department consists of nil
latest novelties of the season.
five hundred and twenty-flvo trunks, very
low. havtnfr been bought beforo tho rise In iroliL
Two hundred and Ave pairs Womens' Hlda
Lace uooih. is inreaa, at w. nixes irum iu ui .
Ono hundred and thrco pairs Womens' Boots,
button. U thread, at Sl.es.
Two hundred pairs Mens' Rubber Boots, all
kinas, at w,
'In every department. Troublo to commenco at
i a. in, unu eoniinuu unin y, to.
V. W. WATEIN8, Vfit. V. CADT.
JUTLAND MARBLE C'OJtPANY,
Wlllll.nsAI.K IIIIAI.KIH IX
BLOCK &. SAWED MARBLE
(Jl'Al:i!lr.S AND MILLS,
J. N. BAXTER, Stipt. WEST RUTLAND, Vt.
All the grades of Rtillanil Maible, In the
n,ui,.,utn,nii iuiuiii iiiieKiiesses ri'iiuireil
for Furniture, Mantel, and Decorative Work, as
well as Cemetery uses: nlsn cniiie sinck tnr
Monumental and Building purposes, Including
Bases, Strips, nml Posts, may be found In our
vnn, ti, nil ,nm
j ..... I.u t.ll .tlliv,.
Our extcnslvo arrangements for Iho produc
Hon of Marble. In tho wnv of ou'irrliiL Mn
chlnery, nnd Mills comprising thirty-two gangs
of saws, place us In position to supply the
wants of tho Trade. Wholesalo and llctall
Dealers, Builders, Furnlturc-Men, nnd gen
eral Manufacturers will llntl It to their Interest
iu miur us wiui nieir orticrs.
RUTLAND MARBLE CO.
OLIVER MARBLE AND GRANITE
M A N If FA C'T I' 1 : 11
AMERICAN AND FOREIGN MARBLE
TABLETS, FONTS, AC,
To order In any part of tho United States w lib-
out risk to the purchaser.
All work executed by this Establishment Is
done In the most Tiiouoi-nii and autistic
So largo a proportion of our woik Is now going
into the City Cemeteries In successful competi
tion with the best clly manufactures that our
products are as famous and conspicuous for llielr
excellence, In Greenwood Cemetery of Now
York, Rural Cemetery of Philadelphia, and
many of tho Western Cities, as throughout Ver
mont, And wo present tho fact of our constant
ly Increasing business, Justified by the uniform
excellence of our work during the past lite
years, as tho surest guaranty purchasers can
have of our faithfulness In the future.
Q.REAT CLOSING OUT SALE!
T1IEKE WILL BE Ol'EVKD AT
NO. 9 .MERCHANTS' ROW,
On or about May Stli, a large stock of
Which will bo
S () L D A T O O S T
a i. osi: our
Full Particulars boon.
GEORGE W. CHAPLAIN, .In.,
Rutland, April soth.
A L L I N G F O It D
A . HILL .t S O N
Will open on Monday, May Mh, tho new
Over their store, where will bo displayed an
elegant stock of Pattern Hats, Ribbons, Flow
ers, Frames, Hats, Ac. New York Goods at
vv uiuugiuru prices. Also incus uuu iiuys- huib
Having enlarged and Improved our
Wo shall open on tho samo day, our Spring
MENS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S' SUITS.
Can give a good business bult for tit), and wu
have a good line of finer good. Elegant Coats
and Vests and Nobby 1'auts.sWo Imui reiuod
And oan now ofler a full stock of Lndlcs'.MIsses'
nnd Children's Shoes, Rubbers and S1U
tiers: also, Men's and Boys'
Boots und Shoes.
Wo havo a now lot of
CROC K E R Y
To open: also In stock, Glassware, Hardware.
GrussHeed and Flour. Wu can give the best
of bargains In
GROCERIES AND FAMILY SUPPLIES.
Come and get 8 lbs. of tho best whltcsugar for
fl, nnd good Japan Tea for ci cents. (N, II. Wo
havasomo not as irood for eo cents.) But we
cannot glvo you a list of our goods or prices, ho
you must can on us uuu sou iur uurscivus
A. HILL SON.
W A L L I N G F 0 R 1) .
ABPLEND1D LOT OF NEW BRAID
ING DESIGN8, also ALPHABETS, Just rc-
E. N. MERRIAM'S.
Q A. PARKHURST it CO.,
Ettenslve Dealers In
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC DRY GOODS,
And n complete assortment of
NOTIONS AND SMALL WARES,
83 MERCHANTS' ROW RUTLAND, VT,
We taku pleasure In Informing iho trailing
Public that It Is our aim to keep tho best select
ed stock of Goods In our Him to bo round In the
Hlnte. Wu nru constantly rejileiilshlng our
shelves w It li tho principal staple Novelties of
the Season, making our Establishment the
uest iur juur interest rrom which to purchase
JUUl i'lll MUU1J9,
Wo have the Best Bargains In
BEAUTIFUL MIL K S.
All extensive, assortment of
For Men nnd Boss' wear,
KIDS at tl.on, il.2. Jl.&o, jt.Tn Per Pair.
Call for the JACQUELINE CORSET best titling
Our prices nro sure to give satisfaction.
C. A. PARKHURST & CO.,
mayldtf RUTLAND, VT.
gPRING GOODS. SPRING GOODS.
KINSMAN A- ROSS
Wish to say to tho nubile that thev have now-
open for lnsK'Ctlou tho best line of Spring
Goods they eer offered.
HOSIERY, GLOVES, Ac,
An elegant lino of
SILK AND WOOL POPLINS.
BUTTEHICK'S CELEBRATED PATTERNS.
call and examine our new line of goods.
KINSMAN S ROSS,
in) 1,13m No. n Moiehiints' Row, Rutland.
Q.EO. W. HILLIARD,
S, MERCHANTS' ROW.
!!0,000 IN DRY GOODS ! ! !
Largest assortment of DIIEss GOODS In
M) Dirferent Stylo DRESS GOODS 25 ceuts
to W.(H) per yard.
100 pieces AI.PACCAS and BRILLIANTEEYS.
All Shades of IRISH POPLINS.
Assortment of JAPANESE POPLINS
am Dirrerent stj le SHAWLS,
100 pieces Cloths for Suits and Boj 's Wear,
it O U R N I N G 0 O t) I) S
RED TABLE DAMASK,
IWHITE TABLE DAMASK,
JfSona should full to clvo us a call before
GEO. W. HILLIARD,
37 Merchants' Row,
U R T & S II E K SI A N
Offer another lot of thoso elegant
Nino qualities In Stewart's Household Brands.
60c viiluo N)c., vnluo T5c.; hoc., value lie.
xojuius 1UI fisw,
NEW DRESS GOODS
for tho Twenty-lUe Cent counter.
4-1 Striped and Polka Dot Percale, ISO, ono to
leu juiu JIIVVC.S, ,uiuu,
Patent Blooming Black Mohair, Mc coc., 70e,
Aus. Crape, Tumlso, M Wool Delaine, Cretone,
Ptirlsienne, Bombazine, DrapdoTae,
Saline, Canton Urenadliie.
100 doz. Puro Linen Handkei chiefs, oi.c.
Scarfs nud Strliwd Ottoman Shawls of tho
Alexandre's Kid Gloves, one, two nnd llireo
One-half, Three-fourths and Full Hose, tu Iron
frame, iur iuuics, iuti-n uuu l-iuiuivu,
NEW GOODS ARE CONSTANTLY BEING
It Is next to Impossible to mention a sixteenth
part of our stockBi tho smull space of quarter
of n column. Coma and look out tho block nt
Tim lnrirest. llchtest nnd lirst located storo.
and tlncst variety of Dry Goods, this bide of the
large cities. All from A. T. Stewart Co., the
low est pneu uuuse, uv-gb tjuuun, mm iiiusv rciiu
uie unu iu um nvi.v..
May 1, 1SI3.
BURT le SHERMAN,
Jutland gaily (Dlobc.
SATURDAY MORNING MAyIo, TffM.
'J o .lotm ;, wiilttler.
Tliotigh munj years my heart goes back,
l hriiugh checkered ears of loss nnd gain,
Tii 'that r.ilr, landmark on Its track,
hen llrst, beside the Merrimack,
I im thy cottage root I heard the autumn rain.
A hand that welcomed nnd that cheered
To one unknown didst thou extend;
Thou guu'st hope to song that reared:
But now, by Tlino anil Fullli endeared,
I claim the sacred right tocall the I'uct.Frlendl
However Life tho stream may Main,
Prom thy pure fountain drank mj youlh
The simple creed, the faith humane
In Good, that never call bo slain,
Thoprujcr fur Inward Light, the search for
Like thee, I see at last prevail
The sleepless soul that looks nlie:
I hear, fnroir, the hymns Hint hull
Tho victor; clad In heavenly mall,
Whose niilj weaiwiis aru the ejus and voice uf
Take, then, these ollo lentes from me,
To mingle wilh thy brighter bays!
Some balm of peace and purity
In them, may f.ilnlly bretitho of thee;
And tako Iho grateful lou', wherein I lildo
thy prulsel JMication of "Lam."
a ''iiicii,i,i.4 Aiivi:.vri;iii:.
Itlitilnmu I.iiccii ns a Thief Catcher.
For cool rcsoliillmi, the following inci
dent related to me by my friend, cannot
well lie Hirpiissed. Jlndiime Pauline Lucca
usually lcsldcs in tlio Victoria Strnssc,
Berlin. Last siirinj,'; however, she occu
pied temporarily, at some distance outside
tho city, n jjardeii-lious, or cotmtry-house,
consisting of only n spacious, rumbling
basement story, surrounded by a veranda.
One night, nbout ten o'clock, she was sit
ting there in her bed-room. Her chair was
placed before her toilet table, which wns
lighted by n wax taper on each side of the
glass. '1 hu two tapers were not siilllcient
toilhiminate Hie room very brilliantly, unit
the further end lay buried in a sort of semi
pbscttrlty. Jladamo Lucca was busy read
ing some letters concerning engagements,
when suddenly she imagined she heard a
noise. She looked lottiid, but seeing notli
ing, concluded she had made a mistake.
and resumed the perusal of the letters.
She had forgotten all about the noise when
she heard It again. This time, Instead of
looking around, she happened, without
moving her head, merely lo rai-o her eyes
to the gloss. She bchchl rellectcd in it the
lace ol a man peeiint; cautiously from out
a cupboard behind her. At llrst she fan
cied she w as dreaming. She quietly looked
again. No, it was no dream. There was
the man, whom she now locognizcd ns
having been formerly in her service,
whence ho had been discliaiged for bail be.
havior. She had also suspected him of
purloining several objects, which sho had
mlwcd from time to time, but not being
certain on this point, she had kept her sus
picions to herself. Yes, llieio bu was ;
theie could be no mistake about the mat
ter. Sladanie's Lucca's lirst impulse wns
to start up ami give tliu ulaim. lint (here
was not another habitation within a mile
or two, and she recollected that tho only
person beside herself in the house was her
maid, who, though a very good girl, and
extremely attached to her mistress, was by
no means celebrated for her nerve. Thu
other tervanls. Including the gardener nnd
coachman, had been granted pcrmisMun to
niieiiu a irientis vmuung some miles oil,
anil vtero not to return till the next ilay.
It Unshed across her mind that the man,
wlio, as she knew, had been loiterlnir about
the neighborhood for tu o or three days,
and learned that she would be alone, and
meant to roll Hie house, or perhaps murder
her, if his project of robbery could not be
executed without tbo pcrpe'trntion of the
gieater ciinie. What was to be done?
Again she glanced toward the mirror. The
eyes were still there, glaring on her through
the gloom. All nt once she remembeied
that a revolver belonging to her husband,
the B.iron Yon Rliaden, might to be lying
on a shelf In the dining-room ; but she was
not unite sine. "If it is there, and if I
could only get 11;" she thought, " I should
not inmti. mine sue was leilecllng a
knock was heard on tho door of lliu room.
She saw tno man instantly draw back into
me cuimoaru, ami close it alter mm. sue
lelt lelieveil mat those two horrible, eves
were taken olf her ; they seemed lo pierce
rcr like daggers.
"Come In, she said.
Her maid entcied.
"I thought vou had none to bed. my
good girl," observed Madame Lucca, in a
tone of unconcern.
"I was going, please your ladyship but
I thought you might perhaps want some
thing,,' replied the maid.
"1 tout vou 1 would lie mv own jtmme
tie chambre to-nlglit. No ; the only thing
I want is lo m retch my lifnbs a little, for
thev are cramped from long sitting."
S"pcak!ng thus, Madame Lucca arose with
an air of admirably acted indifference, and
took a turn or two across thu loom, pass
ing close to the cupboard us she diit so.
Slio afterwards declared she thought she
could hear tho man breathe iu bis hiding
place. He, on his part, might have heard
her heart beat, she said, when, on looking
at the keyhole, the found the key had been
rcinou'd. She was foiled in her plan,
which had been to lock him In. Still her
presence of mind did not deseit her.
" Ah, dear me !" she said, gasping, " I
feel very sleepy !"
"Sleepy, your laihhip ! I w ish I did,"
lcplicd her maid. "I don't feel sleepy.
I in loo iriguieini.
"Frightened! What me vou frightened
of, you foolish goose ? Nonsense !" lcplicd
"Oil! bciKing your ladyship s pardon. It
is not nonsense, und that's just it. How
can you be sure that some villian, hearing
that you nnd I were alone in the house,
may not murder us in our beds? But be
shan't murder mo In mine, for with your
ladyship's permission, 1 will sit up all night
in vour ladyships easy cliair.
Mudomu Paulino Lucca glanced ut the
cupboard. Her blood ran cold ; she
thought she saw the liamllo turn. What
course was she to adopt ? Shu dared not
give her maid tho slightest hint of tiie real
stale of matters j she felt that the girl
would go into u lit then and there, and
thus In ing on n crisis. Scarcely knowing
what she was doing, Madame I.uceti re
plied at itindom j "Slimier us ! What
"What for, your ladyship ! Why, for
vour money for your jewels, to Isi sine,
llvcrylsxly knows you hao plenty of
Tho gill might htnolstn unconsciously
sharpening, so to speak, tho knife by
which tho and her mUtiess wciu doomed
"What absurdity !" said Sladaine Luccu,
with a forced laugh. As the spoke her
cyo wandered from tbo keyhole of the
dreaded cuplioaid to that ot an adjoining
mom. In the latter wcro was a key. Her
fuel) Hushed, nud a smile, ns It weie, of
proud Inspiration lighted it up, though
only for n second.
"Jewels V" tho replied, "Why, every
one with it grain of sense must know that
I should not have them nbout mo ns n rule.
They, of course, nro generally under lock
nnd key nt Berlin. It Is a strange thing,
though, Kdltlui, that to-day is mi excep
tion, i expected tho Countess Von War.
tenstcau to cull, and I brought down nil tho
jewels presented lo mo at may last visit to
St. l'ctersburg, to show her'
"Your ladyship did ! Oh ! but suppos
ing a thief - "
"Well, If n thief did know It, ho might
envlly innko his fortune; 1" tho observed,
lntei rupting her companion,
"lly murdering us and running ulf with
tho jewels I"
SIndamo Lucca glanced nt the cuiibonrth
then raising her voice, she continued! "Oh'
there would be no necessity. The door
which lends from that room to the garden
IS unlocked ! I forgot lo lock It. A thief
would merely have to wnlk from the gar
den and take my jewel ca'c from the table
near tho w Intlow. lie might make Ids c
cape richer by 00,000 or 70,000 thalers, nnd
never bo detected. That's belter than
mnrdeilng people, Is it not?"
"Oh ! yes, your ladyship. And he might
get over to England or America."
"Nothing easier,"repl!ed Slndame Lucca.
"However, that reminds mo I may ni
well ocu the door leading to the garden.
Run into the dining-room; you'll lind the
key on the table. Don't bo long."
"ftUtha! Bditlia!" cried .Madame Luc
ca, an instant afterward. "1 have made u
mistake; tho key Is in the Baron's studv.
I shaw I tho does not hear me," she coil
tinned, speaking nloud, "I must go nnd
fetch It myself."
With thoso w ords she Ml the room. No
sooner had the done so than the door ol
tho cupboard cautiously opened. Perceiv
ing no one he iu&tnntly darted Into an ad
joining chamber. Tho next Instant the
door was shut lo nnd locked behind him '
But not by him. By Sladaine Lucca'
hen she left the room she did not pro.
reed two paces, she stood outside, listen
ing. As she wns in darkness, she could,
without being visible, see all that w as pass,
ing In her bed-chamber. Site beheld the
stranger leave his hiding-place and dait
uto the adjoining mom. She glided after
him with the steadiness of a tigress nnd
the courage of n heroine. The leader
knows what followed.
"Kit llupjnrtr fraught) she cried,
mining iiltoss me mom wiiii lite Key in
"I can't find any" began Kdilha, en
tering the bed-chamber. But Sladaine
Lueca, pushing her ono title disappeaied.
hditlia looked after her in mute astonish
ment, nnd icmalncd ns though rooted to
tiie spot till her mlstrcft! re-entered wjth a
levolver in her hand.
"Oil! your ladyship! Wh-a-a-at's that V
inquired the maid, willi a strong present i
ment that all was not right.
"The Baron's revolver, thank goodness '
replied SIndamo Lucca.
"Why thank goodness, your ladyship ?"
inquired the maid.
Sladaine Lucca pointed to the door,
Some ono on the other side was turning the
handle. Kditha turned deadly pale, and
dropped the lamp site canying. Piivcntly
there was a knocking, and a voice ex
claimed! "Open litis door diiecliy, or- "
The lest was Inaudible, Kditlia's screams
drowned aught else. Sladaine Litem wail
ed until the girl's lirst stock of hi oath was
exhausted, and her second not vet arrived :
she then said, with comic seventy, "Kditha
if you nru not quiet, I will begin by shoot
Kditha thought, nppaicntly, that her
mistress was in earnest, for 1 lie poor girl
immediately rammed tiie nearest towel in
her mouth, and restricted herself lo sway
ing to and fro, and sobbing violently. The
knocking grew mora and more violent, but
tho door was massive oak and immovable,
"Sly friend," cried Slwlame Lucca, in a
loud voice, "you aro caged. The yanlen
door is as tightly fastened as this one, and
the window is seemed. Do not attempt to
open tho latter, for I am going into the
garden, and the instant I see you try to
escape you are a iieau mail.
Flinging open the door whicli led to the
verandah she w out out, followed by Kdi
tha, who, in her despair, had succeeded in
pushing moio of the towel into her mouth.
The noise of a bolt being drawn w as heard.
"Stand aside, my friend," said Sladaine
Lncca, "or you me a dead man."
A sharp report followed, accompanied
by tbo sound of crashing wood anil splin
"There! that is one barrel out of six.
That is merely to show Hint I am armed.
You hud better remain quiet."
The visitor also was seemingly of the
same opinion, for he did not renew the at
tempt. When tho servants ictumed next
morning, they found Sladaine Lucca quiet
ly reading under the verandah, before the
window. They were rather surprised,
however, at perceiving that she had u six
barreled revolver in her hand, and what
appeared to be the end of a towel sticking
out of her mouth, A few words explained
the whole affair, and in about an hour af
tcrvvaid tho would-bo thief, who, as it was
proved, would have been ready to turn as
sassin as well, was safe nt the nearest xli
"Talk of generalship !" said mvfiiend,
its ho concluded his story; "was "not the
stratagem of tho jewels, by which Sladamn
Luccu lined tho thief into the room des
tined to bo bis dungeon, n ni.iL'iilllrent lilraV
Sioltko himself never did anything to beat
u. JMmiou uormponacMtJiomeJvnrnat,
IloiliiiK lint Water for n Joke.
There Is a lawyer In San Francisco who,
for the accommodation of his clients, ha.s
n speaking tube leading from the main en.
tranco of his building to bis ofllce, which is
just up a few Nights. For several days
past a smart young man named Swartz has
amused himself, by calling for the lawyer
through thu pipe, ami profanely ordering
him to set out an expedition to Tartarus.
For some time this fun was taken in good
part by Iho legal expounder of tlioajew
code, until tho lino humor of the joker no
longer liecamo apparent.
Accordingly, one afternoon, the disciple
of Blaekstone provided himself with a tea
kettle of water, heated to about 210 degrees,
Fahrenheit, and waited alongside the pipe.
Pictty soon the old, familiar sound came
up through the pipe, "Say, Cap, how's
"Tiicks is better now 1 guess he'll get
well," responded tho lawyer, leaching out
lifter the teakettle.
"What's been Iho matter with him?"
"Ho got burnt."
"I'll tell you in a minute."
"Oh, you go to Hades."
The lawyer had HuMied his last sentence
nnd then let a quart of scalding water down
tho pipe. Swartz had his mouth over it,
concluding his objurgation, and when the
water struck it, ho was tomcvv hat turpi iscd.
Water was not apt to surprise him, but hot
water was an unexpected novelty.
Tho man nboru poured In water for nlsmt
u minute und then looked out of the win
dow. Tho tmait young man wns getting
along tho sidewalk nt n pretty lively gall,
having evidently just got up trom n tilling
lmsture. Ho was Hying to yell "Police'
but couldn't articulate with much success.
Aliout half an hour afterward lie found
himself able to speak, and Inquired, "Did
that lioilcr explosion hint nnyliody ?"
ItosKs in Kxai.ANii. An Kngllsh journal
saysj Few persons nro aw- roof tho magni
tude to which the roso may bo grown, or
tbo splendid cllect it ran hu Hindu to pro
duce on a lawn or pleasure ground; yet
with n siilllctently strong stem, and u sys
tem of careful ami patient training, there
can bo no reasonable doubt but that the
standard roses can bo grown to tbo size and
form of the ordinary examples of tho weep
ing ash, having the branches all produced
from tho top of a single stem nnd flowing
downward upon all sides n very ornamen
tal object for tho lawn.
NicitM, Sioxnv. The Oernian inanuf.ic.
tnres who, use nickel have petitioned tho
Reichstag not ,o consent to Inu introduction
of nickel coins, Nickel has risen recently
from ono nnd n half thalers to four thalers
per pound, and German silver has thereup
on gono up lids month eight thalers per
hundred-weight. Tho petitioners cay also
that the quantllp of nickel necessary tor tho
projected new coinage will never bo pro
curable, ns speculating detuin tbo existing
stock of thu mental In expectation of tho
eventual demands of tho mint.