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f UCtttttf , . MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1883. VOL. 78.-3990. NO. 35. "BY W. W. PRESCOTT. atr ilvcrtistmcntn. Loianl InvBstmont Company ! IncorporntcMK) 11. I.OMHAItH, JR., jah. r.. f.oMHAHti. VUw l'fwlile nt Riitl kUnagt r. C1.IU1.....,,..,.... , l 33.800 Ailrtltloiml l'ernunnl l.httllltr Ig3,HUU iiiti:uTnis. 11. roMBAtn.Jr.t K9 Wnn1ilnj()on Mrert, Iimton. 1.1mi,i 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. lUnk, rtoiit.i llltntttmii, MU 1. Wt rri'M, rmlftVn. VV9 CmU HYlna Ittink, krtip, Jf, II. j (1. A. LtrciiPIRt ti, Trwunrtr Kwne Viv OnU K.iim lUnk, Krtii. N . J I . W. K, IIUTKR, rmlilar Kltil tluti.1 Mitnk, Concord, N, II. I llon, K, M, ItLotxiRTT, I'rfiMfiit l'ninmitrt Hn Ihk Itmik.Ht, Jclinnlmry, Vt.t 1 P. Jtmnta. CaaliW Kaukim HUtft Ititnk, WlclilM. Kmi,(li9, K. Hi'AtTf ifc, SrrrrWry IrfttutxiM MoMRAttx Ct. WlulHU, Kati t S. 8. Kuo, Jvpulj Wtwrtll of Hwlgnttk County, icIilU, Kiu, Safe 6 and 7 Per Cent 10WA, NEIIUASKA ANIl K ANSAS Fnnn HVTortK'npro TjOiiiih Ccnservativs Yatalion; Absotule Securilj. 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 CONSIBTINQ OF 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 CLOTHING! 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, - - - NEVER! Ilavo wc becn aWc to SPEING 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 BLACK Novcr havc wo becn ablo A Full Line Colored Dress Silks ! In all thc NEW SPRING- 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. STATE STJiEET, WDER Absolu'te.ly Pure. 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 Fine FBiiiiisliins and cxaminc our goods. Special - Waterbury, Vt. NEVER! sliow such a nicc line of GOODS! Wo havo our storo packcd Dress Goods ! SILKSI to sell silks bo low as now. new sliadcs. GARMENTS! Silk Dolmans and Manllcs from Hosiery and Gloves wo guarantco tlic Lowest ! . . JI0NTPEL1EU, VT. IMi'll 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 Canada. 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 quallty." 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 lu America. 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 wnu sugar. 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 ue uau. Dcparlnient Sccda. 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. IIOII O.MNII'OTKNT. 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, Ill.Tliucil Scrinom. 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. Siinilaj-Scliools. 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. Si'( tfi-nll'tnit TKUHT IN (1(11). Ilavhohalh leadnllllad AU thronnti llie wll.1ernrll IIOHho hallifr,l,mfee.ll tle Hho he lialli hleaied, w III hle.1 1 I la w ho tinlti heard I li jr rtf Wltlnevef Plomhlieirt 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 Tyron." "Wonld it bo possible for tho jonng gentleman " "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 robbery." . "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 dupbcato key." "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 Ihe wedding-uay. 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 house. " 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 for vou." "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 Wednesday I " 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." Well 7" "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 port progress. " 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 case 7" 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 own room. 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 own room. 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 room. 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 Ihe stove. 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.