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MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1883.
VOL. 78.-3990. NO. 35.
"BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
Loianl InvBstmont Company !
11. I.OMHAItH, JR.,
jah. r.. f.oMHAHti.
VUw l'fwlile nt Riitl kUnagt r.
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Jtum l I.mtainn, C(itilfr Itnnk ot Crpton, t'rtton,
lnwi I Mwiti IMRiKD, IM Wn)itnlftn Mrwt, lionlon,
Mui,i Jnairit .WcnM.Jr.. rrrM.lent Iltnuhjiiii Milton.
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IrfttutxiM MoMRAttx Ct. WlulHU, Kati t S. 8. Kuo, Jvpulj
Wtwrtll of Hwlgnttk County, icIilU, Kiu,
Safe 6 and 7 Per Cent
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Fnnn HVTortK'npro TjOiiiih
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Tlild rompnor wlll riimlnti mrefnlly iieVt-t.vl ix mt
Frm Mnrlt(tii, I'Mnftpiil mi1 Inlirwt (warantnxl, yny
nbln In Itoaton, Alao nnaniuRiiUwl 7 l"ft vnnM, wfil'li,
tlironxli thU timtiBtnint, Imvn tw,n iO(i(ri-YMlT poimUf.
Ovpr .wimtr yrwrvtti-anoaM on Uifir pnrt, fttnf fl inll
Ilotia linrml wtthmit Iom. Tlicy tmr irovM atnonff llift
llMyurM(e1ilitbTlbA H1n Unnko cf Jw llan.1
plilifl aml Vermont, l.tfe InsorniM eCumrin( of iVwnptiit'
rnt, t'ollftrt', TrtialfM aml vrtral jiHrtleti, In ftiMllkm to
ri.,Ulai.dUaW..tf SUtfkhnl.lma. Ouarantn Fund of
4 tr iinl 011 itrh lona .nul l llie ( omany wlll lw ivt
nl(le m h BerUI iirolecllon in Xho oUfn of tluaranttft
M,trtgfiaft. Tliew tnortKsm nre tiKOllfttal Uiiouuh Uin
lUnk or Cmton, Cmloii, Iowk.
for ult In mimt in ni ut our Honfon oftW,
to Krll I,OHlIAHlVUmTftl Afrml, 23i WMrtuloit
dUvet, HMlon. tW-Ot
Largest Stock of
Evor in Montpelier
II. A. CLKVEL
13ooh nncl SIioom for llie lMiKHOH,
33oots iiiul SIioon !! tho LindieN,
KootH ancl fSliooH for tho Ohihlren,
Bools iiiul HIioom ior i ho T.nloroi,M,
33oot.s iiiul S?!he.s lr tho lJii'iiici-.!.
A lurgo to(k of Clilldrcn' Fcliool Shopn. V.nwix C. IlniiT k nd Uai iiwin & Lamkin'h Hne Sliocn
Fullerton's Old Staiid,
Union Block, State St., - - - Montpelier, Vermont.
EUREKA HEiUTH CORSET!
Sj)ccial attcntion is callcd to tho following fcatiircs for which
tlio Eurck.i Ilcaltli Coiset is jnstly coinmciuled b' tho Medical
Prol'epsioii, and -vhcro it lias ali'eady becn introduccd: t is con
structcd with tlio Patcntcd ilastic Sido Laco, siiccially to avoid
uiidiin iirossure npon thc A7ital Organs of tho AVcarcr. It is mado
so that tho Patcntcd Adjnstablo and Dctacliablo Slionldcr St'rnps
mny bo applicd, cnabling tlio AVcarcr to transl'cr to thc shonldcrs
tho -voip;lit ol'tlic Slciits. Jt (its thc body likc a glovc, and yct
ailbrds Pcrl'cct Frccdoin of Movomcnt in cvcry position of tho
wcarcr. It is madc Avilli our Patcntcd Clasj), which is thc only
onc that will not bccomc unfafctcncd whilo tlio Corsct is worn.
Tho Clasps andDoublo Uusk aro mado from Fincst AVatch Spring
Stccl, and tho Corsct is Ilandsomely Enibroidcrcd vcry Elcgant
in Stylo mado of tho I5cstMatcrial, and will out-wcar any other
Corsct madc. Soid by j. G. IVIorrison & Co., Montpelier, VI.
Elegant New Spring Styles of
Ilats and ikms
At A. D. FAEWELL'S,
j.t tlie Hcad of State Sti-eet.
NEW FURNjTURE STORE!
You will find a good assortmcnt of all kinds of Purnituro at
our storo. AVo iiwitc all to call
pains will bo takcn with all kimls of rcpairmg. Also
House Painting, Papering, Graining,
and all knuls of Avork in this lmc donc on short notice. Ilaving
hnd twcnty ycars' cxpericneo in thc busincss, wc fccl conlidcnt
that wo shall bo ablo to nlcase our customcrs.
A. T. SIMW & CO.,
Main Street, - - -
Ilavo wc becn aWc to
Am at such low prices, as now.
lull, and wo aro now rcnily to sliow onr CJooUs and
Priecs, whcthcr you buy or not.
Dress Goods !
In all tho now sliadcs with Buttons and Trimm'ings to
match. Special priccs in
Novcr havc wo becn ablo
A Full Line Colored Dress Silks !
In all thc
An elegant lino JMack Ottoman
to Ladics' Jjickcts from .?!! npwards. Ncw-
markcts, now stylo Ulstors, ctc, at lowest prices.
Ladies and Children's
iu all tho lntent styles. Ono lot Cliildron's Frcnch IIoso in (jrays
onhj at !17 1-2 ccnts, worth f!0 ccnts. AVo closed tho lot and
bought thcm undcr inico. In fat-t, cvcry dcpartmcnt in our storo
is iiiu oi iuo cnoiccst goous anu
J?jfiee. i& Low
r . r. i i i
imj not iiiu lo sco our goous and gct our prices boloro pur
chasing. Samplcs scnt by mail il dcsircd. Jtcmombcr our cx
pcnscs aro small and our JiiciliticH for buyin'g aro unsurpassed by
any ury uoous jjouso iu uio stalo.
D. Wk TBMPLB & CO.
Tlila fowiW nTer TArtM, A mrTH rf parlly,iiUon((Ur
And wtioWompnww. More nonomcl Xhhn Ui ordWArr
ktni1, kml mnnot txi nolil In oomiwtlUon wlth thft miilMtinl
tmlvim eamt, KOTAIltAKlKU 10WDK& COMl'ANlf,
10B Wall Htrtwt, New York.
Boots and Shoes
cnn bo found nt
and cxaminc our goods. Special
- Waterbury, Vt.
sliow such a nicc line of
Wo havo our storo packcd
Dress Goods !
to sell silks bo low as now.
Silk Dolmans and Manllcs from
Hosiery and Gloves
tlic Lowest !
T. II. IIOSKINM. Aicrlrulliiriil Killlnr.
A l'AKMKlt WIFH.
l'n.poken liomllloii of poAoo
ll?r flHllT llffl I" rrflilnxi
Ttifl itllt rrfrmlinicnt or.tli Atw
U hT nDcoimcloiiii tsarlilng.
Anil tiflvtr tfii'lfrrr tiAnt llmn ticrH
I'nluiH IIib ttrow of Wnt
ll.r irnritifnt4 to nlrk nt rftf
llnrt niiinlo lit llirlr trftlllne.
Itfr rreKenra lfn1. 114 wktihIIi n Itenllli
To ftU wtio roniA lielorv II
lf woman lont u. Kilrn.ntirti
A R Hlio Alonfl rrntora It.
Kor Urspr llfo nnil lr ftlinft
Tlio ftnnfr h lip r rteblor,
WIio lioliln tolils nnnlher'ii tiri t
Mnnl nco1. l-o onA or U Kcr.
TliroilRll linf M. rlflfl wirvlro lio
A lnrrr tonfil nnililllnn,
Ko iloubla ronnrloilKlKWM tlh llrli t
Tlifl mftn anl olltlcl&n.
In ilouttful iftrly w,i ho tiunln
ller In.llncU to iletrnntna.
At tli luiht doIIm, Uio ttionitlit of lif-r
Kecftll. Clirl.t'n iiionnuln rniion.
tln ou n. hr IorIo of Uio lioAit.
And I.1I0111 of antoaMin.
Snp)ilylnf , wlillti lia ilunltU nnl nHgti..
Tlm twetW nol Iu w.on.
U im wlth prM lier rtclicr lliousht
llr fmir,'. tim rknnrit
Alnl )ov thm i1.ficnel to rrfprrt
lil ptoof aiCAlimt alt rlianu...
-'rom IAiftrj Amono Ihe ihlti.
(lllil) 011 Husslan 1'fUltS.
Otir vilued friend, Cbarles (51bb, Eq., of
Abbottaford, (Jucboc, durlng tlio suramerol
1882 madb a lour of tho frult-growlng re.
(jlons of Kussl, lit conif any wllh Ilorllcul
tural Profetsor Joseiih I. lludd of the Iowa
Agtlcultural Uollege, and has glron us a
brlef but cxcoedingly interesttng account
of lils observatioos lu a papercontained In
tho Kiglith Heport of tlie Montrcal Ilorti
cultural Soclety, which is also Issued sepa-
rately In an octavo pamphlet of ftfty-five
pagcs, for copits of which we are Indebtcd
to Mr. (ilbb. In Ihla paper of Mr. (ilbb'a,
tbe Kusalan and North Amerlcaa cllraalea
are compared, so tbat wo tnay be ablo to
judge of the comparatlre severity of locall
tles in botli countrios. Thls, wlien lie comea
to epeak of tho partlcular frulta of dlflerent
provinces, Is a useful gulde. Yet it tnay
bo brlefly sild that no part of Uussia TiS'
ited by .Mr. Glbb h&s a less severe winter
than any part of Vermont, whlle in many
spot, iu whlch crcharding !a yet auceetsfully
pursuod, the climate is far more trylng to
treea of any sort Ihan in Jew J.ngland or
Mr. Hlbb aaya tho leading apple of tlio
vast regiona bordoring on the rivcr Volga
tho Anis. Thla apple takea a poBition
simllar to that of tho lialdwin in Soulhern
New England. It ia the hardiest, the most
productire, the handsomest, and conso-
quently to uiost popular apple of that coun
try. The namo " Anis " ia rather generlc,
liowevcr, than. epecific, thero being quile a
nuuiber of that namo which vary iu fruit
more than (he Fatneuso varlea in Canada ;
yet tho treea are apparently very much
alike. They are probably eccdlinga all of
one origin, or derived from one another, and
coming moro or lesa true to the original
Mr. Glbb eays " As we uaed to gallop pa9t
these peasant orcharda, we were always itruck
by the beauty, even when BOmo dlatance off,
of one variety of the Anis. Thia ia the
Anii Alui, or 1'ink Anis, and, I auppose, the
samo aa the Anis Roiovoi, or Hose Anis,
spoken of at l'irabirjk and other placoa on,J
the Volga. It ls an oblate tpple of full
medium size, moatly of a doep pink with a
light blue bloom. On account of ita beauty
and salableuesa this l'ink Anis is tho most
valuable of the famlly. The grain is flne,
and it ia really a desaert apple of fine
Atnong tho applea iraporled from Uussia
by the Unlted Statcs Department of Agri
culture iu 1870 aro ncarly a dczen having
the namo of "Anis " prefixed to them, and
these varieties bave fruited to somo extent.
Mr. A. V. Sias, a new nurseryman and ox-
chardiat of Rochester, Mlnu., to whom we
aeutacopyof Mr. (iibb's report, writes us
that he haa fruited Anla Sacbaromi, Anis
Kuki, Anis Krasnui and Anis Schaltui,
and 111 ay this year frult Auis Houplsni
They are very hardy, and the bark looks
atuoother than the Ducheaa. They are fine
looking trees, but they blossom early, and
the late frosts of that eection have blighted
most of the fruit for the last three years,
Mr. Siaa doea not nay how the fruit haa
kept, but in Uussia the Ania Alul " keeps
until late winter or spring." It is aold in
Uussian marketa at about $1 7I per bushel
when poorer fruit is selllngat thirty centa.
A leadiug apple of the Steppea, or pral'
riea of Kmtorn Uussia, ls tho Antonovka,
In the cold climate of Toula, four hundred
and eighty milea faither north than (Juebec,
it ia considered the hardiest and most pro
ductive apple tree. A young tree, twelvo
yeara plautod, na) pdinted out aa having
produced a crop of eight pooda. (A pood ia
thirty-siz pounds.) They stood w here other
kiods had beeu dtstroyed by a cold winter,
That winter tho thermometer fell to forty
six degreea aud in some placea fittyno de-
grees below z&ro, and the Antonovka ia
thero the leading apple. Some large treea
are reported tahaveyieldedcropa of twenty'
seven poods, or nearly balf a ton. It.is the
commercial apple of that eection. The
fruit is large, sometltnea very large, yellow
iab, oblong, aoid or aub-acld, rather coarse
In texture. Mr. Glbb doubts if it will keep
much longer than Funieuse, though It
kept all winter in Uussia.
Mr. Gibb glves dcscriptions and oulllnca
ot a large number of other Uussian apples,
but we will not further refer to them here.
f n pears tbe llussiana are quite siiccessf ul
Iu very cold sectione, but the fruit ia not
generally of high quality for the desaert.
I'ear treea are called the very hardiest of a
treea iu Slmbirsk on the Volga, where they
are sct out for omamental purposes in the
publlo tquare. These aro eeedllngs, how
ever, or what ia called " wild pears." The
dark, gloay foliage is very omamental
The hardiest sort that beara edible fruit
ainong the Uussian pears is the Tonkovietka.
It is a falrly good eatlng pear. Another
variety, lesa hardy, ia the lleasemlanka (or
seodlest). It is by far tho best pear grown
in the eeverer parts of Uussia. The fruit is
of medium sUe, green, with some russety
browu, lender, jnlcy, quite free from astrin
gency, mlld aud pleasaut, 'almost bulteiy,
Season, early October. Thero is a Ilerga'
motte famlly of pears of which a late variety
la recomuended by.Mr. Glbb, but bo ia not
aure about tho naiue. Another llergamotte
calletl bapleganko, pretly hardy, and with
good fruit, which Mr. Gibb aaya ia the
llergamotte rond d' ete, or round aumuier
llergamotlt', ia grown successfully at Vllna,
Uiga, and Vorouesh. Mr. Glbb bere makes
a note of a pear introduced lnto Iowa from
Hweden calloil by Iowa C'rassana llerga
motte, but declared by Mr. Dowuing to be
the llizi de la Motte. The fruit is inediuiu
buttery, and of a delicate aweet llavor. Tho
tree seenn hardy iu Iowa, and ls called
promitlng but not'Wron clad." Mr. Gibb
glvea a couslderablo llit of, other Notlh
Kuropeau peara regarded aa more or lesa
hardy, productlve and good.
There is a famlly of hardy cherriea iu
ltussla ot whlch 11 r. Gibb upoaka lu very
favorable lorms. Tho Vladlmlr chcrry ea
peclally rcceivea lils commondatton. It is
grown extensively tn large orcharda In the
Govemment of Vladlmlr. The tteea are
rather buslien, but boar heavlty. The llesh
of these chenlea la n doep purpllsli red, the
skin reddlsh black, and when fully rlpe the
llavor is a rlch iningllng ot acld and sweet.
The Oslhelm cherry ia anothar very hardy
variety largely grown In Germany, and
found to aucceed In Minncsota at St. l'etcr,
where it ws Introduced by Mr. E. Myor, a
German colonlst. It ia slmllar In appear
anco and quallty lo the Vladmlr. Soveral
other North German and l'ollsh cherrles of
inerit are named anddescrlbed by Mr. Glbb.
In the most northern parts of Central
Unssla Mr. Glbb found pluma growlng, aome
of them of really fine quality. In aome
ilacea they aro grown in large quantlty for
raarket. They belong to a famlly nearly re
latcd to the German l'rune, or " (iuelche."
,ike tho Vladlmlr cherry these Northern
forma of tho pltim ara dwaif iu habltof
tree, often bushcs. There ia a groat variety
of klnds, some rcd or yellow, but moatly
bluo. They differ widoly iu llavor; aome
Mr. Glbb aaya are- equal to tho Lombard,
aome early and aome late. They are nsually
wlthout anj astrlngency of akin and aro
moslly freatone. Ono of tbe commoneat
11 the northern matketa la a large dark dull
red prune shaped plum, not rlch, but non-
astringent, and a really good cooklng frult.
Another large violet plum, called Moldavka
a of medium quallty. At Tula Mr. Glbb
found a famlly of pluma akin to the Ileine
Claudes. They are of very floo quality,
" cxtra qnality," says Mr. Gibb, but ln the
cold climate of Tula they are planted at an
angle of forlj-flve degreea or less, atd bent
down to the ground before the snow falla.
Thua protccted they bear beautifully. Mr.
Gibb aaya tho jpeciea l'runua Spinosa pro
ducea a very eicellent cooklng plum, and ia
grown in the extrorae north succeasfully.
The melona of Uussia pleased Mr. Gibb
greatly. The princlpal variety ia fouiteen
iuches long, netted, the flesli very deep,
creamy white iu color and of the hlghest
quality. It may be easlly kept till Uhrlst
ipas. Watermelons are also abundant.
These are small, rouud, white, with red
fleah, and of flne llavor. They grow wltb
out care, apparoutly as readily as pumpklna
do with us.
The above ia but a brlef aud imperfect
abstract of Mr. Gibb'a intensely inteiesting
report, but wethlnk it wlll have tho effi;ctto
intereat our readers in these Uussian frulta,
which may be mado to flll an important
plaee in the oolder parts of our country.
Wo shall be greatly lutcreated in testlng
such as wo may be fortunate enougu to ob
taln, and shall tako pleasure in reporting
whatever progress we or others may niake
iu determlulng the valuo of theso novellles
riastcr nuil I'otntocs.
' Old Hundred," Corinth, Vt., wrilca : " I
have read your arllcles for so long a tlmo
and ani so well pleased with your ideas on
various subjects, agricullural, flaaucial, so
clal, moral aud political (though 1 don't
train under the same party lltg with you)
that I feel like claiming you aa au old friend,
though we have utver met iu the body. I
would like to know your idea of the best
way and tlrae to apply plaster to hoed cropa
also with regard to seodlug potatoea andcut-
ting eeed potatoes."
UFI I.V IIV AOItlCUI.TUUAL EtllTOlt.
are glad to be regarded aa a friend by all
roadera and lo reclprocate, so far as we can
by nnswerlng their queations, or othernise.
It is always cheerlng to a public writer to
learn from hls readcra that hia work la ac
ceptable ; and ho cannot but be etimulated
to do hla best in thelr behalf by klnd words
like thoseof "Qld Hundred."
Uegarding the appllcatiou of plaster to
hoed crops, we thlnk very good (JTecta vtill
be obtained by ecattering it broadly in the
hill or drlll. On some land and with some
crop?, plaster aeetns to have little or 110 of'
fect, whlle on others the actlou is often
quite Burprising. Glover, pea.1, beaus and
potatoes seem to feel tbe action of plaster
as a fertllizer strongly, and corn also ia often
beneflted. Small gralna and grasa get little
dlrect good from plaster, but recelve a vast
indirect beneflt when dover or dover cod,
grown wlth tho ald of plaster, is plowed
down for gralu or grasa seediug. Ouly a
small quantlty of plaster can be dissolved
by one Beasou's rains, and two bushels to the
la aa good as more. Indeed, eome
thlnk one hundred pounds about all tbat the
raln will dissolve in a season. It is strange
that so little should do so much good aa lt
often does. It takea four hundred pounds
of water to dissolVe one pound of plaster,
even when they are brought in dlrect COC'
tact out of tho soil. Iu accounting for the
activity of plaster aa a fertllizer, bowever,
we must remember that about one-lhird of
ita wcicht consists of oneof the most rawer-
ful of the mineral aclds (sulpburio acid, or
oll of vilriol), and tbat this is capable of ex
crting a strong action upon the.locked up
plant-food of the soil. When mauutactured
superphosphatea are used, either in the hlll
or broadcast, no plaster is necessary, for
nearly one-halt of the welght of a commer
cial superphosphate consists of the plaster
(sulpnaie 01 nme; prouucea 10 lue procesa
of manufacture by tbe union of theBulpliurio
acld usod with the llme of the bonea, or the
phosphate rock. We thlnk thia an impor
tant fact, not Buirrciently knowu amongst
farmess, as we f requently hear of plaster be
ing mixed with a auperphost hate before
using, which is like sweetoning inaplo syiup
To the potato nuesllon we inav anawer
that our own experience, extending over
many years, has given us a preference for
large, v.eil-suapeu potatoea cut lnto plecea
with two eyes, and planted In drllla ten
incbes armrt. We waut land in irood heart.
manureu with dung the year buforo and
deeply and carefully plowed and harrowed,
so as to mako a deep, llue seed bed, aud theu
rowed out six iuchea deep, fertlllzed ln the
drill with a pail full of ashes for every
twenty roda of row, oovered with the har.
row, and theu barrowed agaiu just o.s the
young shoota begin to crack the soll. The
rowe, for early sorto, should be three feet
apart, or for late, strong growers, three aud
one-half feet, cultivated often wlth the horse
boe, arvt not hilled iiii. Thla is for-light or
loatny eolls. We have got in thla way up to
lour nuuiireu ana slxty uusuela to lue acre,
andneverltaa than two hundred aud seveuty-
flve. Though we prefer seed auch as ls
uameu above, we belleve no seriousloss wlll
result froin occaslonallv ualuir smallor Beed,
if it ia psrfeclly rlpe. l'otatoes the size of
a hen s ttTfr. split lencthwise into two pieces,
inake gooil seed to usu when larger cannot
Ilrother Tiukham ia offering lo tllvlde hia
Washington seeds, (which he aaya furulbh
our cougresatiieu wllh a luelhod of keeplug
noini wuu meir larmer oonstllueuls) wllii
hls Bubscrlbers. lly way of a recoinmeud
110 saya t "o recelvttd last year some
spring wheatof cholce variety, whlch we
noweu ou grouuti uiceiy prepareu, well lua
uured, and i ut ln wlth care, liaviui: beeu iu
corn the provioui season, Thu land must
have beeu too Ihoroughly enrlched for the
yleld Wiis four vaiietiea of wheat, twoof
uatloy, anu one eacn 01 rye aud oala." e
ourself were favored witli half-a bushel of
winter wheat, Iu whlch wo discovered
large quautity ot sliui, greeulsb-lookln
aeeils, appearlug a little like very mucl
pinched rye. Wo sent some of them to
rrofessor ileal of the Michigau agrlcultural
college, who inforined us that they were the
seods of chtu, W'a did not now that wheat.
rtnLtfinRO AKOXTKOiatr TlllRTT f KAK9 A0O.
I.ol Id.I la liTal Krom cloiMit aUove,
Anl rrom thcran.onlilcti Uiry rcatt
Fiom placM trenlDg'j rotwi of Iotp,
Oiit.prpaillnir ln tbartltnaon rft
Aol from tlia rlver, o'or wlioid tanka
M,nterlol ah4it-a of lew anteari
Kromclnin tilchlinllntutlf rank.,
One ROttm! Ii a rlllng OM li liero I"
1 lirar It tn ttia tnocAV'a loa 1
1 lifar lt tn Uiettuindfr ixallng
I licar It nlirre tha wlt.1 blrnfl M11111
I hm.r lt itticro Itie hmjn ll itPAllng.
Knim fa lliWa forciti, llilok v, Itti iliade,
Anl from Ue6orn-nella rn.Uloa noar,
1'rora p ver, tree, In iwj gUit,
Ttio volco t 0111011" tlo.1 la lipre r
Wlillit orfnlnn hanel tw latntM abop,
An,l d.uy fragranoa lloatJ aroun.1,
7 liat Tolra llllt itHiaki ln tona of love,
Antl avtrr ipot iMma lioljr xroun'l.
'Tla wrlltm on tbe moon'a rala faoc,
ItM'uinocnt ln lier luclil ai1tei4,
Aml roiinUeal stara tlia lam'rtitlc,n trarn
ln flrjr lctltn " llo. la liere."
When mldnluht bathoi tha ortil In alepp,
Soothea weary lioarta, anil ahntl tlie tmf,
1 lia volrt la heaM In arcanti ilmit,
'Mlil.t tnlerralaof calm repoM)
Whlle ronntl llie eaiemint'a latllra ane
Tlio leavea aul temtrlla itiake for rrar,
Tlrf awfnl uorili reioiiiij analn
Amlil the daiknpil " lol U here!"
Ilf re, whrn tlia lieait wltli Jor rnna oVr,
And fanry lier wll.l paetlniM taklnRt
llere, when the world dellghU no more.
And Itie bow ed heait wlttl Sllef la lireaklng t
ltero, when anild ttio clrclo Kay,
Of frlemll long Irled, beloveit, alncere
llere, ln the aolltar, war,
no.1 nTer learei ul-" (to.1 la herer
O Clirlitlan I let ttiy fallh arleo
ln every lltnc, In evarr plare I
The Maker of the earth and iklra
II itrenirlhenlna thee to run the raee.
Itlt feari deparli liiWoe thy grlcf 1
llmheil he Itie ilghi, and v, le,l Uio teart
TI17 tM la nlRh to clva rellef,
Aml ajieaka tn merrr, " 1 am here I"
. Tlio Jllblo In My Trunk.
Conversation at the tea-lable turned nnon
the proprlely of praying before other per
sona ; and aome oontended it waa pharisa'cal
to knecl down and say your prayera whlle
others were ln the room. A minister who
waa present, related the following : " When
I waa a young man I waa a clerk at Iloston.
Two of my room-ruatea at my boardlng-house
were also clerks, 'about my own age, whlch
waa eighteen. The lirst Sunday morning
during the three or four hours that elapsed
from getting up to bell ringing for church,
1 lelt a secret ciesire 10 gei a JUDie, wnicn
my raolher had given me, out of my trunk,
and read it ; but I waa af rald to do so be
fore mv mess inates. who were reading mis-
cellaneoua books. At last my cpnscience
got the mastery, and I rose up aud went to
my trunk. I had halt ralsed it when the
thought occurred to me that it might look
like over-sanotity and pharisaical, so I eliut
my trunk and returned to the window. For
twenty minutes I wa.i mlserably at ease. I
felt I waa dolnc wroug. I started a second
tlme for my trunk, and had my li.ind on my
llllle lltoie, wnen me lear 01 ueing laugneu
at conquered the better emotion, and I agaln
drormed the top of the trunk. Aa I turned
away from it, ono of my room matea, who
observed my irrcsolute raovementa, said
laughingly : ' I say, whal'a the matter V You
seem as restleia as a weathercock I' I re-
nlled bv lauehing in my turn : and then
conceiving the truth to bo, the best, frankly
told liim wltat waa tne maller. 1 0 my sur
prlse and delight, they both spoke up, and
averred that they had lliblea in their trunka,
and had been secretly wlsbing to read in
them, but were afraid to lake them out lest
I should laugh at them. ' Then,' said I
' let us agree to read them every Sunday,
and we shall have the laugh on our aide.'
To thia there wasa hearty reeponee, and the
next moment inree jjiDiea were oui j ana i
assure you we felt happier all that day for
reading in them in the morning. The fol
lowing Sunday, about ten o'clock, whila we
were reading our chapters, two of our fel
lcv bcarders froin another room catne lu.
When they eaw how we were engaged, they
stared, and then exclalmed : What is all
thia 7 A conventicle V In reply I atated
exactly how the matter stood ; my struggle
to get my llible from my trnnk, and how we
three, having found we had all been afraid of
each other without cause, had now agreed to
read every Sunday. ' Not a bad Idea,' an-
awered ono of them. ' You bave more
courage thau 1 have. I have a Bible
too. but havo not looxeu lnto u since
have been in Iloston. Ilut I will read
it after this, since you've broken the ice.'
Tho other then osked one of ua to read
aloud, and both sat and liatened nuietly tlll
the bell rang out for church. 'I hat even
ing, we three ln the samo room agreed to
have a chaptor read every night byoneor
the other of us, at nine o'clock, aud we re-
Hgtou8ly adhered to our purpose. A few
evtnlngs afler the resolutlon, four or flve of
the boarders (for there were sixtcen clerks
boarding iu tbe house) happened to be in
our room talklng when the nme o'clock bell
rauir. One of mv room-mates, lookiug at
me, opened tha llible. The others looked
Innuirinalv. I then explalned our custom
' We'll ail stay and listeu,' they sald, almost
unanimoutly. Tbe result was, that without
an exception, every one of the Bixteen clerks
snent hia Sundav morning iu reading the
llible ; and the moral tffect upon our houso-
tioiu was 01 me nigueet cnaracter. 1 reiaie
this incident," continued tbe minister, "to
ahow what one peraon, even a youth, may
excrt for good or ovll. No man should be
afraid to do hls dulv. A hundred hearta
may throb to act right, that only await a
leader, I forgot to add that we were all
called tho ' llible Clerks.' All these youtha
are now useful Christian men, and more
than one is laboring in the mlnistry."
CVitircA anil iiiate.
A AVord About Cholrs.
Their numbera must dependunon various
clrcumatanccs, as the size of the churcb, the
character of muslo intended to be perf ormed,
etc. Ilut, ln most of our cliurcbes, they
slioulu conslsl ot at least tweuty-iour voices.
Lesa than these cannot produce good choral
(llects, and a mucli larger number la preler.
able, when lt cau be obtained ; and the
nneation naturaiiy ariaes, wnen may lt not
be obtained V We bave a due regard for
our Irienda ln tne gallery, and a lull appro-
clatlon ol tne excelience 01 llielr perlorm
ance ; but the fact ia that quartet ainging
Is not cholr singing. A good cholr will nat
uraiiy include a good quartet, and these may
brlug out aolo eiiecta wnen dealred. ilut to
coinmit to the nuartet the entlre choial aer
vlce must, in the nature of the caae, be uu.
deslrablo and uusatlsfactory to the slnger
and to the people; for Its arrangement doea
not admlt of tbe proper rondering of tbo
muslo of the masters, nor the slmpla and
grand melodies of the ieopIe. lieing fitted
chlelly lor tne dispiay ot anperlor lalent,
the mtjorlty of muslo selected will nat
uraiiy be that which tbe people caunot ap
preciate and too ofteu the tunea selected for
llie hymna are those in whlch the congrega
tlou caunot readily joln ; and thua the
Bplrlt ol crltlcal appreciauon or, worse biui,
that of spiiltual prlde, sloth and Indlller
ence, fosteredi and gratilled. To ita most
determiueil adherenta there must be Bome
thiug slrikingly incougruoua in the aingiug
01 Bucn a nymu as,
11 From all that dwell bolow tlie sbtea
It the Creator's iiratae arlae,
l.bt tlie Hodeemor s uatue be auog
'Ibruuj;li etery land, by every touKue,"
by the grand chorua of a eolltary one ou
euch part, the cougregatiou meauwhile re
mainlug muto iu their eeata. Custom, In
deed, teconclles us to almost anylhlng; but
it passes coiuprelieuslon now worsmplng
by j roxy could havo grown into an inslltu
tion iu tho house ot (iod, claliulng now the
s&nctlona aud Drerocatlvea of a custoin.
Surely, upon a little conslderatlon, we
vioniler that such Ihlngs could be lolerated
much leaa adniired bv a nious contrrerration,
funuiry wlll demonstrate that not ouly doea
the llible and the hlstory of the church take
tiiis vlew, but lue nigiiest musicai autnoriiy
aUo. lu many of tbe German cburuhea
may beueard lue incsi exnulsliecuoir sing
ing (uot quartet singing) ; but in 110 caso
doea it iuterfero wlth llie pingiug of the
iieople, for the cholr and people are most
nariuouiouaiy uieuueu. uonu oeuaaiian
llach we admlt to be ono of the most tra
luent composera who ever llved. Hia muslo
for the church servlco ia tho grandest iu
exlstencoj and he haa given the welgbt ot
hla aulliorltv In favor of conereaalional
singing, not ouly by thu great number of
lils cnorais, iui uy iue inirouuciiou oi
muslo for tbe people into hla most elaborato
compoittlons. Hla Panton Mvsxc Ia an In-
Bianco 01 inis, naving neon wruien ior iwo
?;reat chorua tlngern, wllh a dlsliuct portion
or the congregatlon. Wo cannot here re
fraln from quollng a brlef passage from the
letlera of the late l)r. Lowell Masont
" What worahlplng asseinbly, knowlng the
rower ofapood cholr, would bo satlsfled
for a slnglo Sabbath wllh tho drawlng room
ertects of a eingle voice on a part V The
substilution of a plano-fotto for au organ in
church worshlp wonld not bo in wotie taite
than the anbslitution of a quartot for a
cholr. A quarlet ia benuliful ln ita place,
and ln connectfon and in contrast with n
choir may ho truly effecllve ln church
muslo j but aave na from that formofaong
ln tho house of God whlch consists ln llie
monotony of n four-volced performance,
wlthout the llght and shade allorded by a
chorua." Mmical lleraU,
One bad sermon isn't an arguinent agalnst
the olllce of the pulplt, and ono lll-tlmed
funeral dlscourse may not be proof that the
funeral addresa should be abollshed. Ilut
there can be no questton that, lf it weie, we
should get rid of much that ls unlovely, in
congruoua, and pftenlimea palnful at fun
erals. The last caso comos from Washing
ton, and occurred at a funeral where Uev.
ur. lllancuard, presldent ol Wheaton Col
lege, Illlnols, was cinciatlog. The deceased
man had been a member of the Kniehts of
I'ythlaa and of other secret eocletlos, and
bla fellow membera were present on the In
vltatlon of bla famlly. l)r. lllancl.ard took
the occaslon to denounce secret socleltes in
a severo manner. A alster of the deceastd
waa so eflected by the allront given to her
frlenda that the faint&d, and was cirried
out of tho church. Her husband then
called upon the epeaker to stop, whlch he
refused to do, unlesa desired to do so by the
rainer 01 uio aeceaseu, wno 11 au lnviled
hlm to conduct thu servlce. The father
then told hlm he had " better quit '," wherc
upon he gathered up bis mauuscript and
left tbe church the doctor's wiseat act pos
aible, under tho circumatancea ; the only
wlser tblng he could have done would have
been to stay away altogether. Thia brlngs
to mlnd a funeral presenllng some similar
featurea to this one. A man who had becn
a Mason, and who bad been some years
Erevioua a wholesalo liquor dcaler, though
0 had quit the buainess, and who had
many good qualities, glvlng freely of his
meana when aolicited, died, and waa burled
from tho old Weslern Hotcl on Courtlandt
street, thla clty. A minister from up-fown
waa called upon to otliclate. And he did
ofuclate with n vengcance. l-'irst, he de-
nounced masonry and all secret societies;
then he drnounced the liquor business, and
raised the interrogatlon as to how many
soula that man had ruined V He said he
must do his duty and lie certalulv did it,
aa he understood it, clcslng with, " Where is
he now ?' Can you doubt V Must I an-
swerV loatl lostl loatl" We ahould
think the shrleka which that wldow and
her daughters gave ns he uttered these
words would llnger around that locality as
the profanity of old Govert f.ockerman is
said 10 oe neard ln tho region of the lllgb
lands. Whether anv one ever iuformed
that minister that he had been guilty of a
groas outrage, and whether he haa yet to
learn tbat auch a apeech ls the furthest
possible removed from the spirlt of the
Master, wo do not kuow. We only hope
both he and l)r. Blanchard are abundantly
aatisfled with their eflorta iu that particular
direction one of which may bo considered
amrly auflioieut for a lilo time. Meauwhile
there is some conifort in the thought that
the attenuated funeral dlscourse is going
into disuetude, aud that it, together with
such phenomcual funeral speeches as we
havo alluded to, will soon becomo things of
me pasi. unruuan of II nic
Scrvo God by Scrvlug Man.
There are those whose ide.i of aervine
God ia narrowed down to this: They
make a profeasion of faith in Christ by
uniiing.wun some cnurcn and atlendiug lla
appoinimenu aa irequenliy oa tneir dlsposl
tion inclinea or circumstancea rleasinclv
permit. They contribute to the support of
the aanctuary servicea iu a manner which
they regard as sumciently llberal. lt tnay
be that they glve all that iliey are really
ablo to. Aa to divine worshlp In the fatu
ily, they. may be truly dutiful and devout.
They may, also, contribute considerably to
the sunriort of missions. Ilut the narticu-
lars which I have menlioned descnbe the
general idea that many havoof serving God,
Aud yet, there are too many whose idea of
setvlng (iod doea not cover the ground in
dicated. It may be summed up ln the
brief sentence: Joiu a church, attend
when convenient, and pay for the support
of the pastor, if he auit. aud there be anv
meaus to spare. Now, it is uot to be de-
nied that dod is served in the manner sug.
gested, even when confined to the narrow-
est limlt whlch I have sketohcd. Ilut it ia
Indeed a narrow view of what conatltutes
the Bphere of Christian servlce in relalion
to God. The truth is plainly taught ln the
llible, that the scope of Christian eervice
includes labor in behalf of our fellow-inen.
Sacrlflces are to be made for the good of
omera. raina are 10 oe taten ior tbe com
fort of the needv. The divine nuealion ia :
" Whoso bath this world'a good, and seetb
his brother have need, and shutteth up hia
bowela of compaasion from hlm, how dnell
tth the love of God in him V" Christ sajs :
"Inasmucb aaye havo doue it unto the
least of one of these, my brethren, ye have
done lt unto me." At the judgment day
eervice to God wlll be judged according to
the manner and epirit in whlch Se have
mlnistered to the hungry, and thirsty, and
naked, and sick and imprisoned. The doc
trine taueht ia this: He whoaervesman
most faithfully, eervea hlm because he lovea
God, and thua lovea man he who Bervea
man most, servea God best. It may be
through church orgaulzation, or witbout
it ; it may be in the eanctuary, and Sunday
Bchool, and prayer-meeting, or it may be
by tbe wayaide : but wherever may bo the
place, or whateer the opportunity, let ua re
member that we f all short of actualizing the
divine Idea of serving God, unless we conse-
crale our eiiorls to tne wellare oi leiiow
raortals. Rm. C.'E. Welherlee.
A Sunday-school scholar waa recently
heard to make thla confesslou. She had
atteuded Sunday-school for six years, and iu
all that tlmo no personal appeal of any kind
had been addressed to her by her leacher to
become a Christian. Fiually one suminer
her teaclier waa away, and lor six weeka
another leacher occupted tne leacher a chalr,
Thla teacher's method waa aa dilfereut as it
weli could be ; there waa a practical appli
callon of the leason, followed by what some
would call "leading questioue." Ilut the
result was that before the old tcacher had
returned tno scholars had determlned to
confesa thelr Savlour, which they did, and
eliorliy aiterwards unlted wun me cnurcn
This incident falrly illustratea the wojth
lessness of much of the SundaY-schoorlu.
atruction of the day, which consists wholly
in teachiug tho naked facta of the leasou,
utterlv lcnoring thelr practical beariui: upou
the daily life. Now it goea without saying
that Sunday-school teaching of thia kind ia
not worth all the trouble it costs. Tho
paraphernalia and appotntments of the
Sunday-schools, the resjwinive readings aud
waltziug tunes, the blackboard and the
mottoes. rlcturo cards, papera and books,
ji!ui the services of the teachers all these
and more, lnsiuuied mai me ecnoiar may
recelve a hall Hour s inalructlou onco
week on the baie facUof the lessou well
posltlvely it doea not pay. The Sunday-
school is called the nursery 01 the church;
there is sarcasm In the phrase, for It ia to
bo feared that many Sunday-echool chapels
are little else thau rellelous nlav.roonia for
the cbildreu. A teaclier who (oaches the
Sunday-school lessou, and yet who falls to
say ono word to the scholar aa to the duty
of right living, and the eolemn obligatlou
of tlischargiug hia duty to "God utterly
falls iu his first and most imperative duty.
The hlghest ower is uot iu the realm ot the
purely naturnl, but inherea iu the domain
of tho epiritual, and the treud of the teach
ing must be in tbaX direction to rlghtly bo
" teachiug ' at an. xou migut as well ex
iwct to inake llesh for your children bv
feedlng them wlth naked boue, as to buill
up the epiritual nature or brlng a boy or
clrl lo belier living uy drawlng a piciure 01
the fortresa ot Macbturua or spvculatlug as
to whether tha soul of J.izarua waa iu tbe
same place during hia lirst funeral oa at hla
itooond. CArurum rj( ii wf.
TKUHT IN (1(11).
AU thronnti llie wll.1ernrll
tle Hho he lialli hleaied, w III hle.1 1
I la w ho tinlti heard I li jr rtf
lln nhohalh maikel thr felnteet elKh
Wlll not turiirl llir lear.
He loTeth alwarit falletlt nerert
So reit 011 him to-dar, forever.
Tho (llrl Dctcctlrc.
The door of Uutus Markham'a countliig
room was aecurely closed, and the proprietor
of the large, Iburlshlng cotlon factory
talked earnestly wlth a genllemanly lookitig
man of mlddle age, whose faco waa aa im
preesive na a wax mask.
" Five thousaml dollira V" sald the indl
vldual. " It waa a largo sttm to leave ex
;x)sed." "Exnosedl" sald Mr. Markham. "It
waa in my privato desk, to which no one
haa accesa but myself and my nephew, Frod
"Wonld it bo possible for tho jonng
"Slr," said Mr. Markham indlgnanlly,
"my nephew ia not a thlef. Itheneedod
ten llmea that sum he knows I would freely
glve it to hlm. He wlll be my heir, aud be
is aa dcar to lue aa a fon. lt ls slmply au
surd to connect hlm in any way wlth this
. "Just state thla matter agsln as brlefly
ns you can, and allow me to take notes ;
wlll yott, ilr. niarKiiam 1
" Certalnlv. I drew five Uiousand dollara
out of the bank yesterJay to meet a note
lliat was not presenied ior paymeni. ito
talnlng it until after tho bank was closed, f
concluded to lock lt in my desk until thla
morning, and did 80. At nlne o'clock this
morning me expecuu no;e was presenieu
and I unlocked the desk. The money was
gone, and with it a small meinorandum-book
tbat was in tho samo roll."
" The lock was not forced 7
" No, slr : Ihe desk waa apparently exactly
as I left it."
"And Tryon has the only duplicate key i
Tho old gentleman frowned. He was
evidently dlspleased at the turn tho dotec-
tive s susnicions seemcii 10 ue laKini;,
Ye.s, my nephew certainly had the only
"llumphl yea. llave you tho numbera
of all these notes V"
"Yes. Tho notes consisted of ten five
hundred dollar notes."
The list of numbers bcina taken, the de-
tcctive made a searchlnir examinauon ot me
apartment nnd prcpared to taRe nis depart-
ure. Aa 110 siood uear me ooor jir. niarx
bam siiddenlv sabl nervoustv :
"Ithiuk, Mr. Vogdes, if jou make any
Ultcoveries, you nau Deuer report 10 me pn
vate v before raaklng anv arrests."
"Certainly, slr, if you desiro lt. Will
you grant me one favor 7 Do not mention
the robbery to Mr. Tryon, if you have not
done so already.
1 ro ono nas neard 01 11 out vottrseii.
" Vcrv cood I I will call aeaiu when I
have any report to make."
" t red I r rcd 1 me old geniieman satn in
a troubled tone. wheu he was alouo. " Vog
des ovidently think it ls Frcd I It cannot
be. lt ls linj.iossioie that my ncpnew wouiu
rob me. I cannot believe it. And yet he
knew tho money was there. llewaa here
when I hauded Arnold the check, and hero
when he returned with the money. He knew
that Johnson'a noto waa not presented, and
Fred alone bad a dunlicale kev. Oh I if it
ehould be. Anna'a boy, that f promised to
love as my son. llave 1 not Kept my prom
Iio? Where have I falled? And hy
should ho steal from me w hen all I havo ia
hia 7 I cannot. 1 will uot. believe lt.
" Mav I come in 7" asked a pleasaut voico
at the door, and permlaeion beiDg given,
1- red Tryon entered Ihe room.
I.ooking into his handsotne young face,
brieht and frank, with well-opened brown
evea and curls of nut-browu liair, lt waa
hard to connect it wlth any idea of roguery,
ingratitude and thef t. '
I hey were talklng ol a certaln darK-eved
little walden who waa soon to be Mrs.
Tryon, aud when Fred left his nncle it was
wiih a promise that ho would call in the
cveuing upon Misa Clarkeon to arrange for
Tbe youug man, a favorite of fortune ap
parently, speut the afternoon with his be-
trothed, received 1.1s uncle in Ihe eventng
besido her, and accompanled the old gentle
man to his boarding-house, receiving an
aflectlonate farewell wheu he took his way
to his own rooma in another house. For a
week he heard nolhing of the robbery.
It was iust wheu sutnmer twilignt was
fading that, returuing homo f rotu a drive
with Maud Clarkson, Fred met hl.s uncle'a
confidential clerk waiting forhim at .Maud's
" I have a note for you, Mr. Fred," he
eald, "and as you were uot at uome 1
thought f would wait for you here."
Somethlug in theyoungman'a facestruck
a.8tidden ouiu to .viaudd heart.
" You have had bad news I " she crled,
" l'erhaps Mr. Fred had better re.id the
note, was me evasive answer.
Ilut Maud'a terror'was only Increased
when Fred, after reading the note, broke
into n furious exclamation of rage.
" Who darea say that f am n mldnight
uurglar 1 ne suouted.
"O Fredl what ia it V" asked Jfaud,
turnintr very white.
" My unclejias beeu robbedof five tbou
aand dollars. and he nava me tho comrill.
ment of supposing me to bo the thlef be
cause I have a duplicate key to his private
desk. I great heavens !' he cried, with a
audden chauge iu hia voice; "be cauuot
mean lt. 1 told my uncle l '
" Mr. Frcd," sald the clerk, respectfully,
" I ouly walted to see how you took tbe
note to spcak a few words of advice. Mr.
Fred, I was with your father when he was
killed ou a rallway train ; I waa with your
uucle wheu he brought you homo for the
holidaya; aud I've loved you, boy and man,
since vou were ten years old and that'a
twelve long years. I know you never, never
took the money ; but tblngs Iook very ugiy
"Ilut," eald Fred, grosplng hard tho
hand tho old clerk held out to hlm. " I
cannot uuderstand lt. I.isten." And he
read aloud the note from hls uncle :
" Mr. Fralerlek 7Von ,1 could uot believe
without proot uudODiable, jiositlre proot that
you coum rou me 01 uve tiioustna aouar. uiten,
hh vou know. t u)iu mv lirlvato desk on Wedurs-
day last. You are tuy slster'a son. and I wlll
never be tlie one to Ironrlson or punUUyou; but
you ure no lorjRor a ueimew ol iniue. IMtogly,
I wlll never look ln your faco nnatn. Vonr 111
frottea galus I treely give you to start ln some
kusinees, trualltig tbat you wlll endeavor to ilve
iionoatiy lo tneiuiure. ironotuy to see ine:
wlll not lliteu toanv eitilaoaUima I kuow to bi
falae. Uo uot wrllo, lor 1 will not opeu your
lettera. Uitis Mahkiiam,"
Maud Clarkson grew white oa death aa
she heaid the stcrn edict.
" O Fred I" she cried. " what can you do 7
" Starve, I suppose," waa tlio bltter aus
wer, " as I do uot bappeu to possess the ill-L-otten
calns he so generously preseuts me,
Ilut I will uot atk jou to starve with me,
Maud. You were betrothed to the million
alre'a nephew and heir; the dislnherlted
beggar lrees you irora your prouuse.
" Fred." she cried, buratlng into teara
" how can you be eo ciuel 7" Then, unheod
Ing the clerk, who waa discreetly looking
fium the window, eho came close to Fred'a
slde. " Darllng," ehe sald, fixlng her largo
black eyes upou hls face, "if all the world
bellevea you guilty, I do not. If all the
world casts vou oll I will keeniny promise.'
Thovouur' taver had beeu bewildered, ln.
diguant, desperate, but he folded the geutle
comforter fast in bis arina and great tears
fell ou her upturned lace.
" God bless you, Maudt" he cried; " I cau
defy the world if you are trueto tne. Now,
I'otter, sit down aud tell iue whatyoujiuow
of thia wretched business."
" Well, Mr. Fred, I never heard of tho
robbery 111 J sell unlll luis morulng, wueu
Vodges, tho detectlve your uncle eiuployed
tn work it up, catne to make hia report,
They did not notice me at lirst, aud when
your uncle reuiombered I was in tbe room
1 had heard about all Vogdes knew. You
remember there waa a noto coming due last
" To Johnson 7"
" Yes ; well, I thought at the tlme it was
curioua that jour uncle gave him a check
wheu I knew the money waa drawn out of
the bauk, the dsy before, to meet that very
uote. Ilut I never knew tlll thla morning
that tlio money waa eioien Irorn nir.aiark,
bam'a private desk by meana of false keys.
Mr. Fred," sald tho old man earnestly, " lt
was all in fivo-hundreddollar notes, and
your unclo had Ihe numbers."
"Thla morning Vogdes brought back ono
of the notca whlch you gave to T , yes-
lerday, ln payment for n pearl locket."
" Stop, I'otter, let mo thlnk. Where did
I get that noto 7 I havo it. Arnold gavo
lt to mo to take out a hundred dollars t lent
hlm some tlmo ago. And Arnold I'otter
Arnold borrowed my keys last Wednosday
night, to opcn hla trunk. I'otter, buzza I
we know the thlef." '
" Not so fast, Mr. Fred ; not eo fast. It
wlll not be an cay matter to provo thla.
Were thero any wltnosses present when Ar
nold borrowed tho keys 7"
" No ; I was alone ln my room, half un
drossed, when ho knocked at my door cnd
sald ho hail lost tho key of liU trunk. I
lent hlm my bunch of keys, which lie re
turned before I waa out of bed the next day."
" And you wero ttlso alone when he pald
you tho money 7"
"Ves; i uiougnt ne waa very niisn, ior
you knowtis well oa I do, I'otter, that a note
for fivo hundred dollara la not a daily viaitor
in Arnold'a pocket."
"Hels a cunnlng ecoundrel. He wanls
to oscertaln if the nolea can bo idcntlfled
beforo he triea to get lid of them hlmself.
Mr. Frcd, will vou leave lt to mo a few day 9
only a few dayi and, if I do not calch
tho tniet you may iry."
" Ilut my unole f
" Wait till you can prove your innocence
beforo you see hlm. Ouly a week cive me
only a week to watch Arnold. And, by tho
way, you will give mo an nnaittonai cnanca
if you will leave tho clty. Throw hlm off
hia guanl by letting him suppose you are
banlshed for hla crimo,"
" Uuti away like a coward I fUshod Fred.
" Onlv for a week. You see. the nroba-
bllity is tbat Arnold haa the money in hls
lioasession vet. He will wait to eeo the fate
of whatlie haa given you before putting nny
more lnto circuiauon ; uut nn tias prouauiy
hidJen it very securely. Ho will watch,
but it you are wllllug 1 will take jour room
whllo )ou are gone and do a little deteeiive
business on my part."
lt waa not easy to persuada Fred to oon
eent lo Potter's plan, but Maud'a pereua
elona being added to the old man's, he
lloally consented to leavo tho clty for a
wecK and return ln mat llme lo vinmcato
hls Innocence in case of I'otter's failuro.
llefore night l rcd waa on hia way to visit
another city, and his landlady had agreed
to allow Mr. I'otter to occupy hla place dur
ing his absence.
1- red had been gone two days when tho
old clerk called upon Miss Clarkson to re
" I am completely ballljd," ho said, ln an
swer to her tcipiiries. " You 8et, Arnold
knows me and evidently suspccts me. IIi
ia so alTcctionatcly dislrous of keeplug me
iu sight that I cannot get a peep into hl.s
room ; nnd whenever he ia out he locks the
door and glves tho key to tho landlady. I
cannot forco the door yet, and by the tlme
1 red returna 1 am atraid lue moucy wlll ua
smuggled away. I am sure the money Is
In hia possession now, he is so carefnl about
hla room. Nobody gets in there but the
landlady. I did think of bribiug the cham-
bermaid to let me in when ehe was at worK
there, but unfortunately ahe left to-day."
A llash ot llght eeemed to pass acroaa
.Maud's face, but ehe only sald demurely :
' lour laudl.viy ia a lierman, is sne not i
"Yes: her Unglish ia very impsrfect.
Have you ever seen her 7"
" No ; I have heard Fred speak of her.
My mother, you kuow, was German."
liut what has that to do wuu r-read
I will tell you. A odgas has tried to
catch the thlef and falled. You have tried
and failed. I mean to try aud succeed."
" You I hat can you do i
"Come to-morrow and I will tell you."
l'unctual to the appolntcd tlme I'otter
made hia appearance. Wilh dancing eyea
and fltished cbeeks Maud met him.
" AVell 7" he asked, certaln from her looka
that she had good tidluga.
" 1 told you 1 wonld succeed.
"Aud vou did 7 Huzzal I feel aa
young aa Fred himselt 7"
" ia whom i nave teiegrapued to return.
He will be here thia eveniug, and you must
lirinc Mr. Markham. Mr. Vodtres aud the
proper police authoritics, to meet in this
room. Then, Mr. I'otter, go to Mr. Ar
nold'a room and remove tho pipa of tho
etove at the elbow. Iu the joint you will
liud.Mr. Markham s memoriuaum bookatul
the missiug notes."
" iou are aure t
" I.isten. Thia morning in a calico dress,
eun-bonnet, and coarse ehoea for disguise, I
applied for tho place ot chambermaid at tha
boarding house whero Mr. Arnold has a
room. I bralded my liair in two long plaita,
nnd convinced your landlady that I was a
recent importation from Germany, unable
to speak a word of Unglisb. She agreed to
take me, for one week, on trlal, and before
I bad been two houra iu the house I was
sent to tidy Mr. Arnold'a room. Never was
a room tldled soquickly; and eeeing my
mistress on her way to market, I shot the
bolt aud took a Burvey of the premises. The
trunk waa locked, the bureau drawera wida
open, the cloeet door ojar. I feltareluotonca
to overhaul any private depositories, though
I should have doue lt," 6he added resolutely,
"if I had beeu driveu to it. I rummaged a
little, when on the closet floor I espied a
ehlrt, apparently scarcely soiled except oue
sleeve, aud that black with soot. I woudered
what he would be dolug at tho fireplace iu
summer, and went to examine. A few min
utes Butli:ed to convlnco me that the stove
had beeu moved out nnd the elbow of the
pipe removed. I repeated tho process to
liud a roll of five-hundrcd-dollar notes and a
small uote-book, with tho name of Uufua
Markham ou tho first page. I carefully ra
placed ovcrythlug, and came homo. Now,
Mr. I'otter, lie must bo taken by surprise,
or he may say Fred imt the notes there."
" You are a brave girl I" cried the old
man, looking with admiration at the beauti
ful, animated face, " and Fred will owe you
mve thau his life."
" He can repay me by coming to tell mo
the good newa when he ia clear."
Klght waa strnck by the city clocks when
Pr. Graham Arnold, dressed in the latest
fasblon, and wlth a fragrant Havaua le
tweeu hla llps, strolled leisurely iuto hla
He had been Iu the parlorof his boarding
house for an hour watchiujf Mr". I'otter with
Bome anxiety, but wbolly uuaware of tho
little party of four who, ln Mr. I'ottor'a tetn
porary apartment, awaited lils return to his
Once iuside.the door tho nonchalant look
left the handsome faco of the young man,
and he muttered liercely :
" I ni'ist get out of this. I'otter suspocta
me, and may yet communlcate hls suspi
ciona to Mr. Markham. I wlll be oh to
uight as soon na the house is qulet."
He opened a small travellug satchel oa he
e'poke, aud was rapidly fllling it with ueo
essariea fora Journey when he was inter
rupted by a knock at the door.
Tosslog the satchel into the closet, ho
cried "Come lu."
Ilut hla face turned llvld oa hia call waa
obeyed aud a party of fivo entored the
Two policemen slationed themselvcs on
his right aud l.tt, whlle Mr, Markham, .Mr.
I'otter, and Fred Tryon followed them.
" Now, Mr. I'otter," eald ono of the po
licemen, wlth the face and voice of the de
tectlve Vogdss, will you tell us where to
find those missiug notes 7"
"What uotes7" cried Arnold, "What
doea this outrage mean 7"
" It meana," said Mr. I'otter, " that your
plan to throw the robbery of Mr. Slark
ham's private desk uion hla nephew has
falled. lt meana that tne five thouaand dol
lara Btoleu fiom tbat geutlemau are now lu
your possession, except only oue note glvcn
to Mr. Tryon in payment ot a debt.
"ll'aa lie I" crled tho prlsonerjbut bia
white face, falteiiug voice and thaklug
limbs were no proof of lni'iceuce. " Searcti
my trunka ; search everythlng I have I"
" No, gentlemen," sald Mr. I'otter. " Draw
out the etove, if you pltsase, aud look in tbo
elbow of the pipe."
With a cry Graham Arnold fell soiiselosa
tolhe floor as Vodgea put hU haud upqa
Mr. Markham turned to Fred. There
was no word spoken, lland claspo.1 hand,
and oach read lorglvenees Iu the other'a eyes.
Mr. Graham Arnold epeut aome weeka lu
lall ere his trial aud couviction; but before
hia Beuteuce was prouounced Mr, and Mrs.
Frederick Tryou were crosaing the ocean ou
a wodtllng tour to Uuropc. HtleeltJ.