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F. St. G. Lawrence. In Happenchance.
li.< father and mother were both away,
And Baby and I had been friends all alay -
Many and gay were the games we played;
Baby ordered, and I obeyed
We cared not at all for thc rainy r.ky,
We built un a blockhouse three fee; high;
We threw pint- knots on the nursery Bra
And watched the Hames mount higher and higher*
"Wo hld in the most improbable nooks.
We looked ut the pictures In all his books;
We ran In "tag" tm his cheeks were red,
And lihi curls were tangled about v..- head.
So when the twilight wa.s closing down
liver the fields and the woodlands brown,
Ami niir*"- declared he must ray good-ntght,
IT" clung to mc Still In th" nrellght ?
He trampled my gown with his rough little .eet,
He climb.--! on my lap an'l klsse.l rue sweet.
Arr I, 'ts iie scrambled from ott my knee,
"You'd make a good mother," aald Baby to me.
] rave h.-.d compliments, now nnd then,
Prom frown-Up women an.l grown-up men;
Soni" vere commonplace, some were new,
Never was one of them rung s-i true,
Never was one seemed half so real
Baby compared mi.- to his Ideal!
It had licen nn eloquent sermon; thc* Bishop
had been at his best. That was the general feel?
ing. At the Informal meeting Which waa held
?n the "Deans parlor the morning after, thia
feeling was strongly expressed.
"If," raid Mr. Dean, "words can make men
temperate, then surely the words which we wera
privileged to hear proceeding from the pulpit in
our beloved cathedral yesterday afternoon must
hiive canted conviction to many an erring soul."
So sahl all of them. Canon Gorse, In particu?
lar, felt bound to say that he had heard many
temperance sermons In his time, but never one
"which had Impressed him more strongly than
the one wblok the Bishop had delivered yester?
day to the clerical and lay workers in the cause
of total abstinence. When the Canon made
this outspoken declaration, every parson In the
room-and every man of them lind preached
temperance sermons in his time, so they ought
t.? have boen good judges-exclaimed, "Hoar,
Perhaps the enthusiasm was rendered greater
by the fact that, until quite lately, the Bishop
had "scarcely been a stalwart. Always on the
side of temperance?oil, yes, certainly that?but
0:1 the question, the vital question, of total
abftlnenoe his views had scarcely ben so pro
not need ns Borne of his admirers, both clerical
anti lny, would have wished. Indeed, it was
linc ern--od thnt the Bishop himself favored a
gool glass of wine st times. In fact, it was re?
ported that he was even e-teemed a connoisseur
In he matter of certain Spanish wines which are
nowadays esteemed old-fashioned. That this
si oiihl have been so was, In a degree, unfortu
n. te; Pfranse how could teetotalism, as a pr.i
pegandu, assume those dimensions Which were
In very way desirable in a diocese, the bishop ..f
will li, as lt was well known, himself looked
with a by no means unloving eye on tho wine
when it is red? When, therefore, it was an?
nounced that, if only for example's sake, the
Bishop would henceforth shun the spirit which ls
man's universal curse, it was felt, and rightly
felt, that a victory had been won. That victory
had, so lo speak, laeen consummated by the
Bishop's sermon In the cathedral yesterday, in
which he declared himself a teetotaller, on Ihe
i-ide of the teetotallers, and willing, nay, anxious.
to "-.and in their forefront and to lead the van.
"One thing," observed Canon dome, "Mema
plain?that ls. that we now shall be on safe
ground in refusing to renew the lease of "The
XfcOM and Crown." For that, thank goodness!"
Agata tha- reverend Canon seemed but to give
voic- to ,he opinion of all who heard him. This
question of Tho Hose and Crown had been
nj s. '.horn in tho sida* of tin- cathedral chapter.
Toe Rose nnd Crown was an inn which actu?
ally faced the door by means of Which the
choir and officiating clergy were wont to gain
admittance to the sacn-d edifice. Hail tales were
told of it: of how quarts of stout, and such like
obnoxious fluids, had been sent tn from The
Hose and Crown to the cholrmen While they
had actually been engaged In practice, and
other dreadful stories. The lease of the inn was
running out. Th" landlord?one George Boulter
desired its renewal. The house and the ground
upon which lt stood were the property of the
cathedral chapter. Mr. Boulter had already
been privately notlfleil that, in all probability,
lils lease would not be renewed. Il was the
desire of thu.* chapter that the house sh.iidd be
transformed into a church Institute. T!i?' only
factor which might upon this point breed dla
senslon had hitherto been the Bishop. Hut now,
as tho Bishop himself had signed tho pledge, it
seemed plain that, as Canon Horse had observed,
the scandal of a. number of clergymen owning a
public-house would be put nn end to.
The Canon had scarcely uttered his remark
when the llbary door opened, and a servant,
entering, advanco-1 to Mr. Dean.
"Mr. Boulter, slr, says he wishes to see you
most particular."
"'Mr. Boulter:" exrlnlmed the Dean. Tho man
himself, the landlord >,f The Rose and Crown.
The Dean reflected. He rubbed his nose with
his glasses. "What ls lt that Mr. Boulter can
?wish to say to me? However, I will see him.
Tell him so." The servant vanished. The Da-an
turned to the assemble*! clergymen. "It is, per?
haps. Just as well that. I should see the man ut
once, and let him know clearly what our position
"Exactly." said CWon (Jo-re. "Let him under?
stand that plainly. It will not only ba- fair to
ourselves, but it will' also be fair to the man."
Mr. Boulter was a portly person; his counte?
nance was ruddy; In manner be was affable.
To was. all over, Mino Host of the Inn; a type
< f Boniface Which, If w** may believe the
.hronlclers, used to abound, but which, under th.
present advance of the teetotal forces, ls. we will
ny fortunately, becoming cxtina-t. Mi- revel*"
meed n gentleman, but above ail things he rev
erenced the cloth. Ills motto as a boy had been
"Church and Crown"; but in these latter days
he had begun to fear that both Church and
Crown were adi the side ?>f the enemy.
"Mr. Boulter," observed th* Dean, as he
entered the r.xim In which that gentleman was
?walting, "I am pressed for time. Indeed, I have
a meeting in the library. I must therefore
ask you to tell me In as few words as p welbie
what lt is you wish to say."
Mr. Boulter turmnl the brim of his hat round
and round In his hands.
"It ls about Ihe lease, Mr. Dean."
'I thought so. I may as well be brief with
>? m. and clear. Yaaii may take my word for lt
that tho Iras*-* will not 1..- renewed, and that, In
short, Tho Bose and Crown will cease to be
an inn."
"I think not. Mr. Denn."
"You think not. Mr. Boulter! May I Mk what
y *. mean?"
Thore was something.In the tone In which Mr.
Boulter said that he thought not which the
Dean did not understand. He stared at Mr.
Boulter with dignified surprise. Mr. Boin ter
actually smiled.
"I think that The Bose nnd Crown will con?
tinue to be an Inn. That is what 1 incant, Mr.
Tho Dean shrugged his shoulders.
"If you choaise to persist in thinking so. In
sjlte of my assurance to the contrary, that la
your affair, not mine."
The Dean turned to go, as if the interview were
already at nn end. Mr. Boulter coughed behind
his hand.
"I should like to have one worl with you before
you go." The Dean faced around. "Then am I
to tell my tale?"
"Your tale? What talc?"
"About the Bishop. Mr. Dean "
"About the Bishop?" The Dean looked the
Innkeeper up and down. A vaguo suspicion
crossed his mind. Already, at this hour of the
morning, could the man be drunk? There was
nothing in the fellow's bearing to denote any?
thing of the kind. And. indeed, lt was matter of
common notoriety that, personally, fJi<* landlord
of The Rose and Crown was an abstemious
man. But none the less there was at that par
tlcular moment something about Mr. Boulter's
manner which the Dean was at a loss to under?
stand. "What do you mean bv your tale about
the Bishop, slr?"
For a moment or two Mr. Boulter continued
to turn his hat round and round in his hands
as If he found some difficulty In choosing the
exact words in which to frame what he wished
to say.
"I understand." he began at last, "that yester?
day the Bishop preached a sermon upon tem?
"You understand quite rightly. It would have
done you good, Mr. Boulter, to have heard that
lennon. Had you done so. you would understand
how strong would lie the Bishop's opposition to
nay renewal of Hie lease of The Hose and
"Ina'.eed:" Mr. Boulter's tone was dry. "I am
not so sure of that."
The Dean stared. The man's manner was so
Very odd.
"Be so good. Mr. Boulter, na to say plainly
what it is you m--an."
"I don't know what you think, slr. of a Bishop
who cmos straight from preaching a sermon on
temperance into my publlo house."
"Mr. Boulter!"
"It's nc. good your looking at mc Uke that. slr.
P"*ctatlon in the eyes which were fixed m >n hil
Their owners already perceived that there W
f wlje-d his
f curious ex
I was Burprleed, I don't :r.ir. l owning lt. Bul
Just let me tell mv tale."
Th" Dean let him tell hi.- tale.
"Yesterday afternoon I waaatandlngi my pri
I vate do r, looking out into the sire I itv,-..
I ting dusk. The service In the cathedral was <
and I thought th ll ? verj ol ?? ia il gow
| a au i len I saw ? Iii ? do rr open ?I ? h we
call the Dean's d r, and which you know ls
right in fronl of my hi use. iSome oi ?
and walked quickly ai ross the st- I t ? i ?
pla ??-. 1 drew back ai i w< ni Insl le
gol inside the bar l ian thal ihi re wai so ?
in a little c. mpartment which only h dds abotil
two ('.'.iii'..;. iblj, and which i r ill a i
wine-bar. I h. ai i him ask Miss P ii k
my >"iing ladi.-s, if we had such a thing as .1
glass of good soun 1 pori "
The Dean shu ld. r ? ely knew woy.
Th- fact is lhal pori wis the llqtii I of whl -h the
Bishop, in his less stalwart days, had been es?
teemed sui h an excellent judge.
"The compartment in w I h h
for parties who wish i i keep ihemselves i ii te
private, ifs boarded up on either sid".
front of lt, facing the bar, is a panel i glazed
{-lass set in a mahogany frame, with
enough 1. >m between it and the count, r I |
any, a glass of wine. If ihe party Inside wants
to keep ililli:-' If . . himself, lt' next li \\
albie t , i. his face unless y >u go an un I by the
door in the front. 1 conldn'l see thia party's
fn re, but I could s.-ti.ii,-li ? .' him to Be ? he was j
a parson. He waa short and si rut"
Bishop was short and stout "and though he had
the collar of his coat turned up, lt wasn'1 luri -i
up enough to hide Ihe collar of his shirl See- !
Ing that I hud seen him come oul of the 11
..vv n door In the cathedral, and that he was n ?'
parson, things seemed a little qm t. Bo i .:?:-. i
Miss i'.'irkins. on the quiet, If she knew who io?
was. I could se.1 she ? .11 Lin'i al *eth. r make
it out. She said, although el li ". ? -?? n his
face, sin- seemed to '..:.? ?.% hil voice, Well, he
llk.-d my port. I hoard him mv so; and i I I
him t.-ii Mles Parkins that he was consl lcred as
good a Judge of pori wine as any man In Km -
land." Again tha- I?.-:in was i" nacl -i of a i hlver.
"Anyhow, ha-drank a bottle of ll before he n mt."
"A bottle, Mr. Boulter?"
"Yes slr, a bottle: and ono gi ? ????. Din Hy
he had gone, my potman wen! Int i the ; Iva e
wine-bar for something or "'iii r, and as .- >n as
he gol Inside li- called out, 'Hallo! Ihe _
man's left his bag behind.' And he hi nded a
little leather bag across the bar. Any j
win. hud pul away a bottle of pi ii wine In the
time thal gentleman hud .1 .ne mlghi foi
trifieofa baglike that. Itwaa s beautiful little bag.
I had in ver seen one quite !i;<.? lt before, lt had
got si.uio initials and a i res! stampi I on
sid.*. 1 opened I: to ase If lhere was anything
Inside by meana "f which l could Identify lt. nnd
return it to the owner. There wai rn ma thing In
alde?a sermon. I never i iw anything
beautifully written than thal icrmon lt was like
copperplate." Once more the Dean was con?
scious of a shudder travelling down his
Th" Bishop's beautiful callgraphy was fam
n fair handwriting ls nowadays loo rare. "On
tha' front page was written th" Bishop's name
ami addreaa In full, and In the top left-hand
corner was written: 'Preached In th" cat! dral
on the afterno n of the 13th of Novemb r, 1S9
That's yeaterday afternoon, sd. I've brought
thal bag with me. You'll find ihe sera n still
Inside. Perhaps you know whose bag thal la
Mr. Boulter picked up s small leather bag
Which h.iai be ii lying, hitherto unnoticed, upon
a chair, and handed it to th. asl mlshe 1 I ?ean.
The D'-ati did know wh. '? ??: ii was he knew
too well. Th.re w is no mistaking lho? 'initials
and that crest. There was no necessity to i \
amlne the sermon which Mr. Boulter a
him was Inside. The Dean gara l al thal
li nt . xatTiii'..- of Hue workm in ' lp n leather i aga
as if be realised thal he had all al om ?? b .me
an actor tn what mighl turn oul lo h a ti lg I; .
Words proceeded from his stamm, rina, ii;.-:
'Y.Hi ara-, i am sure, . ? able .: man, Mr.
Boulter, to Jump i ? Imp i slble conclu I
Imperfect premlaes "
"I don't kn iw wh.it you call 'ii p 'rf. ct i
lsa-s.' Dire. ;lv 1 aaw the name ...
which waa written on the fron! page of I
sermon, Miss Parkins cried out, 'Wi.v. it was
the Bishop's voice!' -Sh" stan i al me ts If she
was going lo have .i tr and well sh. might.
Miss Parkins ls a good girl, as all my ?
lioli.-s are, and. Indi ed, ever: _ dy else nbo ll
place, although 1 say ll " Mr, Boult
the D'-an with eyes which were full ?: '
lng. "Sin- never ml ???- a chan - ol hearing Hie
Bishop preach when she md if
there's any one who i ugl i to 1 iv tl ll
voice it's h.-r. It seems lo me. begging your
pani.di. sir. that 1 ought t i ha ?? I i ward for
brinf-in"*: that leather bag ba '.< safe ai
"Certainly, Mr. Boulter. Any su:.i In reason
you like- to mention."
"The reward I want is the renewal "f mj
"That, as i have already told you, is"
"Excuse me just one n.lent. slr. You
that'."' Taking an envelope oul of an
pockel of his coat, Mr. Boulter flourish, di
the Dean's face. "I've a bo- who lives In Lon?
don, an I writes f r the pap i tri ? h ip he
is. and well respected In lils trade. I've written
an account ? f how the '.-. ii , pr. i< da
on temperance in the <ini.eilr.il a du*- seri I
waa, i'm lol l )'?-? those ? ho le-.nd it ami r?f i. iw
he than walk'! straight oul ol thc cathedral
int > my public hous.. and pul awa . t '?
old port, and gol so dr.mk that he forgot
bag and lef! lt I" hird him, With the r*
which he had just been preaching on temp.
Incl le of it. That ,ic.-.,nut's In this ? elope,
I'm -"..ing to bi nd lt to m." boj. and I'm I i !
to t'-Il ililli to turn it Into money; and I'll lay
you whal o Ids you pl. ase although I'm i i more
a betting h.t.ti 'han you are lhal bi 'ore <
ls ov.-r the tale will i?- told In every pap i In
England ah! and known all ihe w ?? l ? ? ?
You're going to take awaj my living. My grand?
father k.-pt Th" B *e and Crown d<
fatln-r k'-pt it decent, and I've k pl ll decent;
there'a never been even so much ;<J n shadow
of a complaint made ai;..inst me by ti ? ,
ii ar by no ..ne. And yel you i athpdi il i
men have tak-n a Budden fad Inl i y. ur I
arid you're going to ruin me. Y--rv well,
ruin m.-: You think you're g Ing lo do i i
t.i th.- c.ilise of temp, ranee by shut! - The
Hos- and Crown, Wn.it harm .1 i j oil s q.p - ?
will l"* done io th" cause of temperan. ?? b. h it
tale b-lng told, as they do l< ll ihul sorl ? I I
nowadays, In all the newspapers of Ihe world?
I guess th" cause of temperance will nol |
over thal tale for years lt will be alu .'.
t..DI. At the very least, If I d - hav ? i . >? . I will
tak" c..r.- that somebod) else goes with me ..'.vv
which is it to I. ? .un I lo have my i.
newed, or am I t . poof this ? nvi ' ipi ?"
The Dean he Hated.
"In any case, as y ??! mus! he aware. Mr,
Boulter, the matter ls n l one whick can li
decided on Ihe T-j.'ir of the moment' the de?
cision is not with ti;""
"Understand me, sir. If I ga sway from I
without a promise of renewal, I poai thia letter.
I know as well aa y,iii know thal In the whole
business your voice will I." the ruling vol .-.
Yf.fi Klee mea bli of writing i:i whle-h you under?
take to do your bes! t i gel my lea? ? renewed,
and I will give you this envelope with what'a In?
side. And I win Riv.- >a,ii my promise never !?>
breathe ;. word thal th.- Bishop ever bu much as
came near my place. Ai for MJ -a Parkins, I
I.t iw sh" won'l rp"-ak unless she's for. i d, She's
a rellglotta giri; she thinks a lo! of Ihe Bishop,
and she's too much shocked at Ihe whole an.ili-.
I never saw a girl so upset. .Vow which ls ii
tr, ber
The Dean sun h< sltat. I with suff
"Whal term of renewal w >uld yo
"Tin- last lease was for nlnety-nln
I want ihis lease to be for nlnety-nl
"Ninety-nine years, Mr, Boulter?"
Mr. Boulter did n il gel a promli.f renewal
for ninety-nine years, or anything li.:.- lt, bul
he did get "a bil .f writing." With thal "lill
"f writing" in a secure division of bis plethoric
pocketbook, he went nw.-v. Th li an was
left to his refleotlona. The leather bag he held
In one hand, the envel ip h u the landlord of
The u..se and Crown had given him he held
In tin- other. Putting down the bag, he lore
the envelope Into halves, then Into quarters
and crossing the room he dropp. 1 the fragments
in the fit- which burned brightly in the grate
"Terrible! T.-rrild.-:" This he said aa he
watch,,! the pieces of paper being consumed by
Ihe flamen. Then he seeme I to endeavor to
pull himself together. "Well, I shall have to
ten them, i mual give reasons for the thing
which i have done. The tale will have t .
travel so fur, but" the Dean pressed his lips
together; few men'a countenances were capable
of assuming a severer nepi ?; than Dean Pa-tti
f-i-s "I will make it my especial business lo
se,- that lt goes no further." ll- pim seemed
to hesitate before returning i., the apartment in
whi.-h his colleagues were awaiting him "i
must sav thai i never thought li ? r bun l
have been always conscious thal in hie lattiudl
narianlsm there was a certain element of din?
ger. But I never dreamed thal he was capable I
nf such a thing aa this n i, never!"
It was with a distinctly unsatisfactory look
upon his face that he mad-his reappearance in
the lim.- Impromptu meedlng. The criminatory
leather bag he carried In his lefi band lt is
not Impossible that thone who were present be
came Immediately conscious that with (he Denn
slice th.-y had s.-ii )iini last, all things hi d not
?ona w.n. The buna of conversation which
had been audible aa he opened the door ceased
upon his entrance, as though something in bli
bearing acted aa a damper.
The somewhat awkward alienee waa bro! rn
by Canon Goree.
"Well, was Boulter troubles ?me?"
The Dean laid ihe bag In tv nt of him nm ti
the table.
"He was." The Dean cm-full
_l-tasa-s. Thi-re was a suggestion <
- . 'hlng In the air. Was lt possible that the
landlord nf 'll.-- R - - and Crown h.id be
; in 'li- mann. ? In I he ? stlmatlon
. . .;..- i . uur il characteristic ? f
Individuals of Dir- - lass, . nd had bei i ;-- il
; violence in the sai re i precincts of the
Denni ' 11- tro ibl< nomi In s senae for
i, on this ,I? ill Imp ! s ly thal
I was unprepared; and tu such a degree 'hat i
I ? ? given him w hal amounts to a virtual
ni lertaking thal iii.- lease shall I ? renewed."
This was a-v ld. ntl; nol the r >rl of thing for
v. i.i .. :.:r. listeners had bei -i wa.ting one I
theil Borne of ihi m ? bange i
01 en
Canon Horse stared al Ihe speaker as if ha
found li di,"Hen11 to believe thai lils own ears
were capable of fulfilling theil normal func
? ?
"Pettlfer, imp.-lld,-:" Perceiving lhal Ihe
word n . hi i em too strong, he smendi d lt
"Thal ls lo sat. how do j ou mean?"
Tl ?? l- an I. ii- l a,- . ,- the tabli Ills attitude.
.:... i bli whole manner, BUggeeted aeverlty
red by soi r ?w.
"Before I sa; anything further I wish to have
an understanding with all of you thal nol one
word ? i v hal i :. .. about lo uttei will be
bi ?,! hi .1 i .-. . . ; .r von i" any Iii it a
ire ni l I j ile; ! ..? .n i ? Iher I i ; our
w iv. n, nor t.. your riati fhn iny me
ber of ; mr hon eh ld ... I ? lil be ??"?? Ivwl
:,- though P came lo . ou under thc s.-ni a* tu
. . ? ? ... "If any one
him ?? f, for any ? - - ti.- wi al ver. unable
Ive sn h ;i pledge, then I mus! respectfully
ask lhal p. s. n at .n withdraw."
,\ ? u di I withdraw. No ? ne said either a ??
. ;? i .iv. So li may be ni pp 'd I iii'' Ihe plealge
whl. h the l?--:iti rr-qulrril was unanimously given.
Thal Ihe Di in unda'rsl.I thai in be the i ai ?
was evident. Me held up the little 1 ather hag In
f,... t of hi io as ir lt were s .in- dreadful thli g,
"This bag i--' the Bishop's - in ' eh* ed Bishop' i
bag I know lt. of mv own knowledge, t" be Ihe
- which he had with him In the cathedral
v.-s'.ei-.!.'i\ nfternoon. ll still contains ihe MS.
. f the sermon which the Bl: h >p pr. ached, nnd
which we nil rejol ed '?? heir. This bag has .lu-t
? ii bruin ht lo i i" by the Inmllord ? f The Bos ?
nnd Crown I wa left, unintentionally left, on
his pr. mises by n person who, al Ihe ch se of
yeaterday nf fermion's aorvlri wenl nu! ..r the
i lean's d or ? f Ihe cathedral Into ..ri" of Mr.
Boulter's private bars, and lhere ;?!.?! then con
.- -i .... i hot Ila*' of pori wine."
The 1 min cen led 'I hi re .i rain was silt n ?
there well mighl be. Tie- Dean again wenl i n;
"A son of Mr. r...u!t"r is engaged "ti one
i f ?!,. ? ? - imi'Ti lotirnnls whl. h nre called so?
ciety pa] rs. Mr. Boulter propos*,! tn rend this
story up lo his son lo print. On the under?
standing lhal Ihe matter shnll b.nflned to lils
own breast I nave deemed 1' wisdom to give
him, ss i have sahl, whal virtually amounts to
i.-i nu! rinking thal Ins lease shnll 1"' renewed.
That ls all I have lo sa; Von will f--I with
n ? ti'.it it ls loo much. Maj 1 gsa" you nol io
sp-ak nf tins matter even ami.ng yourselves,
h it, n i 1 shall do, lo iln ? ur ba "I In bini il fr >m
your mindi '.' !-? t ii . if we - in, forget ths I I
Ihing has rv?*r b en. And now. wllh your per
n : I m. I will wish ' '"I I ll '.'?-?? I 'I !>' "
Th went I k of hei p. although M
w.-i.i nlmosl i. susnl ' n of pnth' In the manner
' ll it parting. When thc* wei ?? ;? ti- tlc- I I ? n
iel himself lo p-rf rm s tssk nf the exceeding
dellc-n ?? ..f v hi h. t ? ray the lea d, he w is fully
M. was ii..! a man i ? pallor wllii
: his flut* ll ? v.. -
In shrink from dning a Ihl
is disagreeable Th ??
?? i. ul ihe last of his ? Iii agu nu d
his I il. 1: ? ;i Ihe 1 '? i;i: I ' v. ?-. ??; I- put th" little
leather bag into i lerner bar, nnd, with lhal
larger 1 ?d firmly In his hand, he sn- le
..ff ! ? II;-- I
;i ? ? In make ll his huslm -,; In see
that, ny further uni ?. I i ;'
time, Um li ? im-? what waa, undoubt?
edly, Ms -v. ti again
He found hi-a lordship In Ihe library. The
Bishop was dictating lo hi rel ry, ti ? lb v,
j. hn B ni ?? n Th. -cretan led al a
tal lc; lh< ? ' hi ? i In i.n lona
arm ? h ilr. ,\s Ihe : lean entei i bia lordship
? ? i im with lhal gi ' ' li il tim ss f.-r
ulii' h the Bl ', ., ..;' R atindei ii Hie l? fami d N t
> nf fruitt; il him any*
whan ? . .? i; ?- ' B ??? v. ittn .i ? ??? .r
I leen noll I iii it lh. rc was nothing f
"Un- .:?? !?? ;-!f - ? l.hat I call rn /
k nf i tone br. il. Inn -writing
lo a lol : ? ? ? who have mnre iii' -
. ii th- ir hands than tl;-- know what t with,
.Ung mil
\i . thli g particular I
The Deni pei rennel? Ihlng
ll.lc. ti ? was no! ? nly a Bm * h iln r. l ??
dr.- gentleman He wis of opinion lhal
dignitaries, anti particularly nil dignitaries nf
tl .. Chun h. si ?? ' t i of man
I irlj his -v. n Tl -? id h
p's heartln. ? fl ' " '
had niw -iv r ; I . ?
Ul ? . i" did I ' ' th- -i
? I am hound I ? stnte, n ? I"'-I. that s tl
The Bishop ' I ' I '
??:??.- rared pi
npp< ..!-.| ta h there is no i
wi ? ..... n i lshaa| h< il l !? ? wltho it.
??Kv . ? ? Iludgei I'll ring a hi n I'm
rea?ly." T ' '? *' "N '?'?'? B"**t
f|'..-, fire a '-'? killed I t, an 1 whl. li
cat's Im-ci
! f was acing
Blve ? ? Ihe il >e in l' Bplrll
chief I th f p's breast;
perh.-i) it limes, thi Blah .p f nnd the 1 ? an
?tv Ing as i he I '?-1 i f in I him l'n
der tl linet a i hal g on I he
? ? >| th. Bl hop shu k-l the Den
hi. ??? ? i :??./? I i.t lii-a spiritual
? rlor In a manner which, unless he '.vhs ip!?
taken ? ide I lor Ishlp wince "Has j mr
hip nol i ! your i rdshlp's sei mon
v ? ?'.,..?! Bil ?; his lo 1 Iii p pla Inly b! a ried
? My sermon i lg, i' I Ifer.' VVhal ?' ? ? i
m. .in'."'
"M- laird. I n.hat I say."
I h ip v.. - |.. i'm bed Bislng from his
? . r : ? ? aboul ?' ?? ,
n :.?"'
"1 :? . .:-?? lt h.is bea ti rel Ul ni 1 I I me "
"i: ?? ii ned lo yi>u n ?'"
"V. ?, n.v lord; I have ll h-r. " Th ? D. sn
pi du ?? i iii - little b ii- from In:. le Ihe : u
one. Ile held lt up In fronl of him as he ha l
h< il it ma in fi .nt of him al th.- linpr.imptii
il I he I ii .h. -, .? "I a ,ii rod ask how
? ? ? ??: ri I i| : ing "
Tlie Bishop las ke i al Ihe i.i the l > an
l k. ?! i ti.ii.-iit al im.: li was ? ? ld. ni lhal his
lordship was i l cn npl. tidy al 1.? ?
"I i-i. eb ?? lhal j on hai ?? hi ird ti" si .ry."
"1 regret, ii l .id. ? ? suv thal I have "
The Bishop pl iii.iv flushed; perhaps ha' found i
ti. i ?? in's ti ii ? and mann* r slightly galling.
"Perhaps ll was nol quite the Ihlng to I ..
but" his lordship shrugged his shoulders
"'.' il-'- d- |T ',, |T |>.|??"
The 11. in. iii his turn, srlnced.
v'- does ll matter, my lord? Surely your
lordship knot*-? lhal lt mal tera "
"How did the ifA coin- into your possession
i....... ?
"lt was brought lo me by Mr. Boulter tho
1 ? rd of The R .-- and Crow "
liter! The i: ? .?:. : Ci rwn ! - So bi
Qeorgi !"
Hta lordi hip sal I, "By <- rg '' and aa he
?aid ll iii- Dean shrunk back aa ll he had re?
vived a bli i
"Mr. Hollier, aa the price of his alienee, -x
i from mea promlae thal his lease should
.- l-l- v.-d."
i ? Bishop woke up. He sh iwed in..r.- alert.
th in ii- ha I hitherto displayed.
"You promised him thal his lease ahould be
: the lease of The Bose and Crownr
"I did l Ihoughl li better th.-.' I should do
'?> than thal such b story shoiild !.-? told."
"Story? Whal si.nv'.'"
The Dean, before he answered, Indulged bim
lelf wllh a pause for consideration.
"Mv lord, ii iiny word I ma) utter aeema lack*
ng in reapect, os coming from me to you, l en
n il youl i nd. u. My lord, when I heard that.
if'-r preaching e sermon, and sn grand a aer
non, upon total abatlnence, you passed straight
'rom th.- cathedral pulpit to the bar of a com?
oon public house, and there drank s, large a
]ii.itiiit> of wine that, In ilia- temporary forget
.. . - which it occasioned, you tefl the sermon
isa-;f behind you In the bar, I fell that it were
letter thal I should promise almost anything
lum thal such a slory should be told."
As he listened ihe Blahop'a countenance un
lerwenl n variety of changes, When the Dean
lad finished Hie Bishop dropped Into a -hair, and
laughed. Sol a genteel snip.:, bul a loud
md a long guffaw The Dean fell thal ne
tould nol endure auch levity, even from a.
iii hop lils own bishop, loo.
"Mv lord, In sn li a matter you may see nc
.'-1.oi for merrion a,', lani if you I lui I li.ive s-.-n,
il :h- Deanery, the faces of the cathedral clergy
B I told to til-ill .iii ' ...'."
"Pettlfer, n hal d ? you tm an?"
Springing lo bia feet Ihe Bishop grasped the
peaker by Ihe arm. Th- Dean waa atartled.
"i any, ii' you could only have aeon i.'n-ir
"Do you mean lo say tba) you h.ive told ".his
? - . i-''"
"1 wi's constrained to state my reaaona fa.r
Ivlng au h a promise tu the landlord "f The
: Be and Crown."
"i bardi} know if I ought nol t.. atrina you,
Irthur i'ei lifer."
"My lord!"
'i hardly know if I oughl nol to pillory yon
ii the market-place, end so compel you to do
?nance for your slanderous tongue. I have
mg been oonsdous of n certain pharisaical nar
nwneaa in your memal and In your moral out- '
? 'k. I have s'"?n iii JfOU What has seemed to |
"? a hideous tendency to think tne worst both
I of women and of n-n Bul 1 never thought
you capable of si' rh gross obliquity of judgment
you yourself appear now to own to. Is lt
;. >sslblc ih.it you b. ;. >ve i thal bu. h a il ?ry as
you have told me c .ul i | ?? true?"
The Mean ha i turned quite p?k?. "' * '
I ? speak i. neath his breath,
"Is ;? po* i.i.i ? that !: i iln r I I ?'"
"Is lt possible, Arthur P.ltlfer, that you could
believe tha; 1 :. Balpb Ingall with whose life's
history j >u are ,i< well ai'quainted aim il
rn-, -.-if . mid so p. ? - if that, aa <;-id's
minister, !.-i God's house, I could pledge myself
n. ? ..-lin : ? lei o' di . pai my li;-' In any
shape oi ' m, and tl i thei . with lhal pledge
-dill v. irm "??? n n \ ,;;.-. [cou pass tralghi
into a pothouse, mid stupefy myself with a
"Was ;? was li iii,,.
"Budgen? Budgen? Pettlfer, this ls worse and
: v ni li., nv thal Budgi n haa nevi r
touched a drop "f al. rhode stimulant sine- th.
div thal ii- was born. I will tell you the story
of thu: lil's' bo far as 1 know ll myself. Arni I
will ree thal your promise t iii- man Boulter is
k-|.t both iii th-- sp,:.l ari I lt.- I- ttl r. I Will
pi. ce l' up..ii you, a- an enduring penance, that
f..:- the .- mtlnu. I ?-..!;. ol his drink-shop
von. and you al 1:-, sii ill ]??? f, np maible."
r ?? Dean was silent. Ile seemed to t..:tor as
ii nun who received a crushing blow. The
Bishop paced up and down the ronm. K'k- an
accusing Bpi ri l posse: icd of a tolerable corpora
I ii..n --'ii- poured otu upnn th- Dean a curiqus,
correel and circumstantial hist rry of the nd
venturea of his aermon-bag.
"There was a man si my college whose name
l need i: ?? mentl m. We were ordained together,
I will pm n g< i Cy, an I will tay thal he did not
take fuil advantage of his oppi rtunltlea i be?
lieve that, for b -ii- time now, he has ceased to
exercise his cl ri.-ai office, il" has become a r
', porter f..r iii ? ? ' " the Bishop named n
paper which all ir.i Churchmen are supposed
lo read "and hi came lo mc yesterday after?
noon, Inl ? fha vestry, after I had done my
sermon. Possibly you may have seen him there.
II a told in- tiiit ii- lina! <? una' down
from town specially to report my sermon.
According to him th- train had been late,
and h.ly arrived in tim- 10 h-ar n part.
Ile asked m" If I would lc! him see my notes.
,<i!i th.- spur .d' t!;:. 'in.m. tit I han.l-l him my
' bag, wiih th- .-? .h. ,i in it l toll him h- might
make, whal he rxpre ?? I a desire to make, a
?.-ria.itim copy, ami lhal he wai th-ti to return
.-a m.- my property. I fell Immediately after?
ward th..; I hil. perhaps, v ?< done the wisest
possible thing. But I- was iii di too late. After
j in- story you have told mc, what he did with
bag and serm >n 1 can gueas."
whii- Ki.- Bishop waa .nil speaking a servant
app ? ire l .1- iii.
"My lord, ?. pi rs ,u I i. ||. ? .i -!??!;.'? .. i de
: rit-cs m- to Inform y..ur lordship 'hit he wishes
; i ? ?????? you :? once up n verj pressing business."
"Tea i iv lord; tha- is
Til- scandalised s. rv .mt tui.1 to lind lh.it
th- person alluded ;?> had, uninvited, found his
i way Into the Hiso.>;.'.- presen -. The Bishop
.;/? d Ms vi -it.?;-, he . Ignlfli l til- .'.ii.i- to
th- rervai t who h.id i t shown him In.
The vlsi'o- in question wm .i-i Individual of
somewhat doubtful ippe.irancc. Il- looked half
cleric, half layman, ll- w..- short and s. mt,
nnd ;? i far resembled tho Bishop, bul th- re
? ? '.ii.i "i ?? v ??? ' ?;.. :'.!? iii- i Th. ill -i. i . taking
i si ..i of thc lil tie I ? tthei i.t a h the
De 'ti still r iln. :. h. 1 1 '.' out to tho newi rmi r.
"Well, slr, have you ? ?me t. make another
; fm --.I -i. ' \ - ? -ii p Tcelve, it lias
i. --n i dur ied t ? me, bul n >l bj you "
i wipe l his br ..v. Ile seen I m ire
? i
"Ir.- ? ? ? ?? that I have not ycl tali i n a
copy ? . rrd The fa I is, my I rd. that,
as i told y. u yesterday, I lefl t ?wn wlthoul hav
. Ing lunched, and after leaving your lordship In
the cathedral I fell - i - xhausti I thal I lust
steppe I .i ? he i id tn t.ik ? a ?? Inc"
'?Qty..- io, slr. I nil !?: ".ii,.! i io well. Pin e
I my sermon upon temi ace t.n re
1 (urned by Ihe lan 1! ml of a I ii rn, I do n ?'
? . ? tl al I care t i run Ihe risk of Its reaching
n '.-. m. ms ? f .. similar ? hann-' i sec md tim-.
far io- ? ?' ned, slr, my sermon
must go unn ;? rt I " The Hlsh >p rim- th- bell.
Ti-- servant i ippeared. "Dawes, ahow this
gi ntleman oul
'; | - g ntl -ic i-f v. ia . ut, th >ugh lt
his tn inner, thal there st iii a aa
1 he a dd have v. I ihi I t ? any.
Wh rn he I n : r rn the ii sh ;. pl in i ? ie 111 :
leath. r I- lg i| :. .1 labh ll- tm ned to thc
I .-? in H.: I a h.m, un l he ? ii 1. tiioi - In
. nger:
.???;' ? ? ? ? you to know ?
man?" (Tl ?? C rnhlli.
roc .vi, ll /.i.'".;; i va
i IT- Mm- ir. ? S Wo d ' '
T ? ink Just here,
- ni
Utiik< ? . n a year
. d i i ? ?? ? | was d 'ti-.
\t mon mea
il? vv i ? lhei
Wsa tl ;? I im,
Th ? wi ll belovi 1 an I I
I i ? ? : f i ? ' ? 1 v ? rf ??.'.^i!.
H. ' fr. el . Lu
A ? ? . ? v -r 1
Hut i -nt on i lent bind
lt faed filial ? '. ' i li tl
JP lo ked. and on 1 !
tF.o i n.
'i a, with ind :?: . I,
Ile Wa' eal io pl ":? ..'? 1 .
? ?! ? kin iughed aloud;
king! ie k lied
I.t none afflrm he v iii ly fell,
\- . paid the !? ur
. ii ii.a rn isl too well
.po i lost
Ile In the soul's eternal ca
M ? il f.irth la-a in.'.rtv r? ni int -
Tl ?? ::.- spirit laws
i nd rule us fi un th. d
w .-. .: ? h) the bri
Ol ulva rae Pal -. endur.
la. ... . - ?
ttiFXO "i I .' I -'?' '
Modernised bj Anna B bertson Brown for Pa t-Lore,
llet /.?;, the M ir. h an I is - t Ap. .
wt., ti -lat ?. . begin i . spiIns
Tl ? little blr Hit ; hath h- r will
In her own i bu rn ly sing,
"I is ll:. :i I live lu InVi i n ?
I-'-r her. tin ?l thing
Thal h.- in iv gi idness bring
I'm fasi in h-.- pr -'.'un
A Ila pp) fate have I ba en I.
I VV-. ll fr Cn i- . v. ti to 111" 'tis 10111?
i . ni women nil mj !?? i ?? ls I it
To ' (ht < - -v I
In hue her t ilr la f \\r ii? tlax,
Hei brows are brown, her eyen black)
v. ? it I ii binn : i ?'. she i ists on me!
How shapHv small h r tiny wslstl
If she will only grant to me
Bi lot Ina mata on ? irth i ? he.
I. ing life I .id nol pl-iv wllh Joy
N'-i.r d-.id. I'll ! ill . ! of
A ha pp) fate have i li .ff |a?nt,
I ween from heaven tu me 't!? s-.nt?
l-'i tn ??? -11. ti ell im lol - ia i" i.t
To light --I v- - un!
Hy night Ihe whl!" I t. ss and wake,
Mi cheeks are vv iv n p.lie mid area,
I.nly, 'tia iill f.-r thy dear sake
donging has l< I me a n!
In .ni the work! lhere ls nol ..ti"
Who every charsi might dwell upon:
ll r neck I* whiter than the saran,
The fa Ira-it in ill iii
A happy fate h ive I i. ren li nt,
I ween from i ? iven (o nie 'th sent??
l i .tn womi n .di my loie I- bi nt
To Ugh! -ii Alj.i!
With wooing I nm desolate,
\\ --.irv. as water m .1 vv Irl
T.'-st any rob in- "f m.'. mate
I grieve a Ith sigh snd te ir.
Bul bitter '.. suffer ere whl lea sore
Than tn -ii ii f-i ? I .riler. '
Faire*) on earth, my -'mr ! pciur,
Ah, hearken to my roun:
A kappi fate hiv- I been lent.
I ween from beaven to me 'tis sent?
Prom w-iiiF-n nil niy love ls beni
To llghl mi Alvsa.iui'
.11 \i: jo> rs
Ben Kitn- in Th.- _ luthern Uagaslne
Jana Jonea keeps a whlsperln' to me all the linos.
An' says: "Why don't you make it .1 rule
To study your !??-..b, sn' work hsrd an' learn.
An' iii vi i- !.-? absent from school?
Bi member ths Btorj ";' Elihu Burritt,
How lu- i lurab ui? t ? the top;
Out .iii th- knowledge 'al he evi r had
Dos a in (he blacksmithing, shoj
Jane .huies sh- honestl) ?ald ll was bo;
Mi bbe be did I dunno;
'Course, whats a-keepln* me 'way from tl..- top
l- nol never laving no blacksmithing shop.
She k.lid 'at p. ii Franklin was awfully poor,
lim ifiii ,,' imbltion mr brains.
Ai,' Btudli d pkllosophy all 'la hull llfe
An' see wli.ri he gol f-r Ins p.Illi?
li- brough) ilectrli Hy oul of ths sky
with i. kit.- an' the llghtnln' an' key,
go we're owln' him mors'n any ons '-Iso
fer all Ihe bright llghta '.it we - e
Jane Jonea -lo- actuall) said ll waa so;
M-.? he di l l .lunn...
'Course, what's alters been hlnderln' me
I- not h.i\:..' ..nv i.j-,., llghtnln' or ke] .
.!_n?? Jones mid Columbus a n oul ?t the kn?
Whan ii- Hrs; thouxiit up bia big scheme;
An' ail of t's- Spaniards "an Ballina loo,
They laugked and |usl saki 'twaa .1 dr.-am;
Bul Queer) isabella she llsten'd to him,
An' pawned all her |ewela o' worth,
An' b'liiitht Mm the Santa Marler 'nd laid:
"iii hunt up the mi ,,- tbs earth."
.lim.- .lon.-s ?he hone-tiy ry\,\ || was so;
ftfebbe he did 1 dunno;
rourse. th..; may nil be. hut you mnal allow
They ain -. an] land to discover lust now,
Vantine & Co.
877, 879 Broadway.
Previous to Occupying
Our .New Building, 18. 20. 22 East I8th Street,
we will dispose of the -attire stock in the old store
at a Reduction
of 25%
from present low prices.
(Turkish Dep't.)
Antique and Modern
Shirvans, . s f
Shiraz, average *
Daghestans, V ^ 1 -
at 7.50 to 15.00 less 25?t) ' I I ?
$ K 63
Antique and Modern
Carabaghs si.es
and Shiras, **? u
13.00 to 25.00 less
) 13.
4X7 lt. i j ?
ss25?(, ) i Os
F:ine and Close Weave
Persian ejmfcMft.
Carpets, ??? ?&?* ft.
Bahndurr sizes 6vQ ft.
/ 45.
\ 101.25
Carpets, n'-'
6\Qft. \
xl 5 ft (
Rare -S Unique Designs/ *?
In Soft Old Colorings, i | *J | 25
Turkish Coufeys,
Silk, in yellow and
brown stripes, 3x9 feet,
15.00 pair, less 25^
Silk Buladans,
Silk embroidery, yellow
and terralcotta, 5x9 1-2
ft.. 50.00, less 25? 0
India Phoolcarries,
Silk embroidery, as
j sorted designs, sizes
from 4x6 ft. to 5x8 ft.,
at 8.00 to 75.00 each.
Less 25?,;
Silk Aleppos,
Old Gold Silk embroid?
ery 4x10 1-2 ft., 58.00,
less -5%
Heavy Broussas,
Kmb'd in gold on satin I
grounds, 5x10 ft., \
.90.00, less BB%
Turkish Sateen,
(iold and Silk emb'd in /
terra-cotta, blue, olive
and cream, 4x10 1-2 ft., (
140.00, less 25 ? )
.I.,;.-;: Balfour hsa been caught .it last in Ar
i, tad ia Im ng I iki n b ick to 1 nd to be
? . ? .- arith v.ii ii li.- la
j . itiona affalnat him
., ? tr ? ? ;. one of the v.-rv f. rsmost
?.. ircely since the bur I n |
if the South Ba i Bubbla in? there been .1 iii. m.-iii
heme -> widely i ill is I ? con-ding Investors aa
la operations, Th i through th.- collspse ??'
a^ companies srere literally t.i !->? numbered Ly
f tl isand Til ivers i.irn.-iv tha
. ,? . [. >| ? whi could leaai afford to lose widows
? : : ii .:.s mt; I :u;a 1 pi j :?? ? 1 Bin i 1 m. ni" Th.-v
.f| i ?. :i in i.i.. i ;? :;iv..T because "Mr. Balfour
Illa fa her and mother had
??::;? Ile tras a ti th; ?
ler ; i church affairs, par
: ubllc ir.iv. r in: 1 exhorts
i.!,. Ile looked with the str ..!-'? si dlasppr .v i!
ipon theati irdi lam Ing, ur i .-ill
il" was, moreover, a Member
?li.r Commons, whets he waa one of
iv'ii-/. BVKHCT.n BALFOt'R.
h.- in i ? nthu laatle I I sn ? a of Mi GU latona,
,!,.. 0t iii" stan chsmplona ?'f lloma Rule
nd one of tia* sterm I reprovers of ths House of
,orls for Its plutocracy and Ita c ntempt for tha
.min..ti people. Hs was, In brief, tha ons sunon
ure, all-wool, warranted-to wash Friend of Human
?;. Surely such .1 maa waa lo bs truati '.
This truly ??.i man began his financiering many
sara ago, choosing "building snd losn associations"
a it:., most proml Ing field f >r his peculiar talenta.
trange as it may appear, he laid the foundai 1 1
r lu-, eoloM?l ? heme upon the mina of various
im ir bi 1 ? mea thal I 1 disaster?to their
onfl i.: . atoi 1 li rs. "The l.lb >rator." hie .-iii.d'
11 rn, waa built upon the rulna < >r thc Alliance
'.it;.uiiil I.mil, Building and Investment Society
?ith wi leh two of his kiter colleagues, tha Bev
.. .1 Burna and Mr. Dibley, wars associated,
lia former bavins acted aa auditor and tha- Rs.
ii. -a nuiic and a number a.f other allied concerns
11 .wu .-is the Alliance Uroup. These undertakings
nv popularly associated with the United Kli
.nu Alliance, though after the crash thu lal r
id vary emphatically dec'ari l that tha comps
les li id no riiiiia.ti.n with Ita organisation. Tha
mk 1'. ise.i it* doora In I'M, and widespread dis
?ese w.is the result, attracting loo little attention
mi,im itu- more col >eaai failures of that dlaaatroua
ear. Vet ihe whole Alliance ('lamil had been
armed t" afford safe Inveatmenl t'"r tli.- funili of
iriftv- temperance adherents, and J.ibi-z Balfour,
1 fur fi-<.111 being discouraged by Its futa\ found
1 lt the Idea of all bia future operations The A11L
nce Group h.i 1 Ingeniously auggeated temperance,
ul tin- Alliance ..f Manchester. Therefore, suki
lubes, we must revive this principle; Join temperance
id religion, and appeal to the same Bavins eiaaaea,
avlng prevtousl) i..ui some expertenee in the office
' a Brm of Parliamentary agents, ba came mod?
ally before the world In IM .is the virtual founder
" the Lands Allotment Company, from which,
?van months later, waa developed the Lrberator
ulldlng Society. The baale of the organisation waa
[pressed In its Latin motto, "Libera sades liberum
??it" .1 free home makes .1 free man. lr_ aaase
u" " sui.; hundred of Congregattonallata wera
"'??? ti 1 by Ita 1 1 Bp ctus, fi om .1 vague Idea thal
hal a mi' 'ihiu % to ai.i with the Liberation
misty, and possibly trading ..u thia be
?f mi appeal wan made <?> Nonoonfonnlst
misters and others connceted arith temper
ice and religious socletlea all over the land
promote Ita benefleenl objects, lu the Ural year
,v received 1 par .n commission on tha sharai
? I deposits, and sfbeequently 4 per cent, and ld
" *nd ,1 round Mum of IMMM waa paM la thia
*>*- How thoroughly tin. ma,rai idea waa protea!
these proceedings w;,s shown when, In UTI, on
- society removing t . its new offices, a resolution
is sdopted "thal on di" occsslon .if taking posses.
"i thia day of our now premises, Hie directors de
'?? lo record (heir own sense of thankfulness br
" ProapeHty with which, aa th.-v believe, Ua?i has
?"?Ko blessed their efforta in the establlahment
'his bu-iineaF! "
'? starting thean eoapanlea 11 was. of eouraa -le
'rcd that they were aagf||al)| B?ft) because u,eir
main business was "the legitimate one a-.f a bulloV
Ing society." In point of fact. though this contin
u-i ti be, up to th- very eve of tho Bssash, the
keynote of all tha published statement?, the bulk:
of the translations had become of a widely
different cbsrai ter. In 1*71 another assoeia
t, .-I waa hatch I, the "Landa Allot wwi Comm*
piny." with practically the same directorate, gai
Jabea Spencer Balfour ns tho controlling genius.
Hie relations between these wera extensive and
peculiar; la live yean the Liberator had financed
[lie<otlier two to th'- extent of SMSO/iiO: Its share
holdera nnd depoeitora knew little, if anything, of
iii- stat" of affairs, while, according- to the e-raav
Inatlon tn the Banhruptoy Court, Ita leading dire..
.: -Ta and ofllciala were equally innocent of all know!
edge the one thing in which they ali agreed betng
Implicit and unllmiti I i mfldeoco In "Mr. Bali ?
Prom this period onward th-re was a regular
succession of new companies, If his b"en w-llsitd
that the secret of Bslfourlan tlnance was. "Whoa
in duli, itv- atari a nen ? >mpany." Thus there
followed In suci isl n ii bbs S Co., the Londoa
and General Bank, tha Hui;.Ung Securities r.irn
p.my. Qeorge Vewman & fi., the it.-a; K-t.it> a
Company, and ti.-- Sheringham Development Com?
pany, lu most ol theee concerns there was a reg*
ular!) paid dividend of ? per cent to tk" shar-*
holders and i p-r cent ; i depositors. Th< rea a
ness ..f the Rnancing was never aurpasse i. Balfour
-. . a progressive builder al Croydon named
Hobbs, a man In u comparatively .-mall way of
business ;:. UW and .i member ol ti. House and
Landa Trust. Such large amounta were advanci I t.i
Hobbs ".it in ;\s.'i. when bs waa practlcall) ins.a,
v. nt. ii.' owed the Liberator "O.dOO.UUO, and the B ill I
Ing Becurltles Company and Hobbs A Co. (limited)
w i. kui eaalvety started to take up the concern.
Finally, when Hobba failed having In the mean time
construct) i those hut,-..- blocks, th<- Whitehall Court,
on tr.<- Thames embankment; Hyde Park Court,
th- Sallsbur) Estate Building, Carlisle Mansions
uti 1 oil.ers- :his limit.-1 concern was indebted to
the Liberator to the extant ut $10,4?5.000. Prom ivv,
forward there wss nu choice but t.? make free
ever-fresh advances t.i Hobbs, .and the parent com?
pany had to forego ns ai.mus .,:?. i negotiate first,
: anl thud mortgages in front of its own.
'I he *-;. -:? ? m i.n win.di thia wsa done was simplicity
Itself. Bach new company -. >"k over boom of the
liabilities of th<- old ones, and theee were put down
as so mar.) successful transactions, severally yield*
ing a handsome profit and splendid security -or, -is
the pira-- w.'ut, ??, large sad noble prop.>rty"?to
the liberator.
Apart from these transactions, "the luif.iir
Group" were financing properties of a m.ara- di
speculative character all over the country. Tha-ra
were the Ilford, the Tilbury, and the Bomford ? ?
tal s, Meersbrook Park, tba Bllilter-et, property.
the Hookley Hell Colliery and sundry chemical
works. All these Involved scores of thousands "f
i.mn ls, paid apparently with ,i magnificent disre?
gard 1.1 real value. The advances t.> friends wi re
.?ii an equally liberal Beale. The sum of ?35.000 w.is
allow,-,! toa Mr. Kenyon Benham, who ali"i;< l that
he had an Interval in a vviii said t.i have been
losi n the I'nderxround Ballway, bul never legally
prove-!. Richard Kenyon Benham and Albert I'-n
nett Benham, for their share in thes.. proce dings,
iiia-iuiiiiiK the forgery of the will, ar.- undi i
t.-rtus .if fourteen and live years' penal servitude,
i -i . lively.
rtpaca would Tail to tell a.f th,, manner In wlip-h
Balfour Group financed S'ewman, another it -
-rresslve builder, who s is also formed, ilk-- Hobbs,
Into i limited company. S'ewman has been sen?
tenced to five years'. H..bbs io twelve years' and
Henry Granville Wright, a solicitor Intimately
mlx< I up wiTii all these proceedings, to twelvt
years' penal servitude. Though disaster followed
these .? mi..ins from first to last dividends wei
ways found in the uaw aubacriptiona and deposits,
.md directors' remuneration never failed Under
the lut.T head Jabea Hil:..ur and his colleagues d -
lided among them from th" seven k i ling compa?
nies i total of 1892,770. The total amount of ruin
brought up'-n Investors through the tin.ii crash msy
I.-- reckoned tims: Liberator Society, stockholder*,
$-.;<.''..:;.'.".. and depositors, "M,ttl,M0,- Lands Allotment
Company, capital .-ul,- ri ? C,l_1.060; Hourn it 1
I., id- Trust, stockholders, $360.7-*. and da*r*o*ltors,
I7.90S.72S; Bulldli g Becurlttes Company, capital sub
acrlbed, gl.3Ilt.>S7&: and li..bbs -J Co., capital sub
ecrlbed, P06.810. These aggregate no.__l.770, a coioo
f i' i .:n Bul there are various other Items srhlch,
If addeal, would larfni* lt up tai iia-arly or quite
Prom The Washington Host.
The c.1.aiia-i was ?s drunk us a lord and equally
as dignified last niuhf. and the combination waa
Irresistibly funny. Ria apparel waa faultless from
his high hat to hts patent-leather shoes, and tins
Immaculate condition ot his linen showed that his
j.h.: wad of very recent acquirement. He steadied
hims,if b.-f,ire the Metropolitan mahogany and
blinked tenderly at Hlllv ltiii.Uu*>. There was
affection emphatic* tn his amlle and lt eurie'! up
the corners of iii mouth In such a tight knot that
utterance waa difficult, ll- mada two air three
efforts to speak, and th.n a shiver run thr.uish his
"I'l-r-r-r" he ejaculated, "H.'ir skosh. Hlldv "
"Hot Bcotch, did you aav, colonelT" Inquired the
"I'Te.'t," was the sententious moly.
Buntine looked him over and picked up a lump
of sui-.ir with the bums.
"We have Just received a remarkably mild and
soothing brand of Scotch whiskey," he remarked,
as h.* placid the sn,-.ir in a gliaaa and turned on ths
faucet of the boiler. "I'm sure there |S nothing '?!:??
quite like it in town."
ll" stirred the water and sugar together, made
? feint with n b>.ttl", deftly twisted a piece of
lemon peel and dropped lt Into th" decoction and
placet] the -lass before the colonel. The latter
raised ii io his ups. and every ono could see that
h" was bracing himself to keep his hand Bteady,
ii- eloped the ihiuii with the dainty delicacy ?f s
"Thasfa good," he sahl, with emphasis, "shimply
J- ellahus, Make er n ? tsr." _.
Burdlne made him another and then another. The
colonel straightened himself up and emited broadly
Ulla lu.
'Thanh stuff knocker Mle out Qoegh'II <??' ,er
He went out and Rot Into a walting Mk and he
won't know unlit he r.-u.|s this that the three hot
Scotches he drank at the Metropolitan on Thurs?
day night were composed of nothing etas but MJ
Waiter, stif-ar. anil, as tiley ba> in the Howery, ?
I .uose o' li.nulli! peel."

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