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THE CIT -IE DEAD.
They do MiUw y, v In the city of U»A«a, btiwciti whm thiy tltop sw*y Um houit} Bat tbey lie, while o'er than nogt Winter blight and aummer change, And a hundred happy whisperings of flowtrm. jjo, they neither wed nor plight And the day like the night, fat their vision la of other kind than ouo, They do neither sing nor aigh In the burg of by and by, yfhere the street# have gnume* growing, coot and long But tbey to* H(hln their bed, leaving all tfcelr thoughts niwairt, jjeeming silence better for than sob or No, they neither Blgn nor sing, Though the robin be a-wing, •though the leaves of autumn march a strong- There is only rest and peace In the city of surcease From the fallings and the waitings 'neatb the And the wings of the swift years Beat but gently o'er the biers, Making music to the sleepers, every one. There is only peace and rest But to them it seemeth best, ytr they lie at ease, and know that life is done. —Richard E. Burton. SOLVING A MYSTERY "Mr. Brent, sir." "Show him in, Jolin." The servant withdrew and ushered in a tall, dark featured, 6harp looking man, who bowed as he entered. "Be seated, sir," and Mr. Colton pointed to a chair and threw down his paper. "You are Mr. Brent, the detect nre, I presume—the gentleman 1 have sent fori1" "I am that gentleman, sir, and com pletely at your service," and the sharp tonlring man seated himself. "I've got some work for you to do, Mr Brent," began Mr. Colton, the banker, "and, as you bear an excellent reputation for solving mysteries and hunting down criminals, I've no doubt but that you'll he successful in this case." "1 hope so, sir," replied Mr. Brent, in a quiet manner. "Well, now to tell you what I want solved," and the banker coughed, drew his chair nearer to the detective, and began in a low tone of voice, while Mr. Brent was all attention. "You must know, Mr. Brent, that for the past two weeks large sums of money have been missing from my safe, which stands in my reading room, up stairs, tbe window of which room loads out on a small balcony which overhangs our back garden. Day and night the win dows of that room have teen securely bolted and locked, and so with the door, save when I am in there reading. In the safe that stands lucre 1 have had de posited, for the past two weeks, a large amount of money, ail gold, sir and since the night I put it there it lias been ab stracted—not. altogether, Mr. Brent, but $300 or so at a time. I have striven tq unveil the mystery. but failed." "Yes," is ail that Mr. Brent remarks, in liis quiet way. "Now, who can be this thief?" Mr. Col ton continued. "Who can it be that pur loins this money from my safe, which 1 always find relocked after the money has been taken?" Mr. Brent is silent his sharp eyes are bent on the floor he is in deep thought "Who are the occupants of your house, air?" the detective at length asks. "Two old and trusted servants, whose honesty lies beyond the shadow of a doubt, and iiicliard, my son." "All—yes!" is what Mr. Brent says. "Have you visitors often?" "No, sir," replies the old banker "that is, I mean, very seldom since my wife died." Mr. Brent coughed behind his hand, and then said: "Could you call up your two servants, sir?" "Certainly," and the banker put his hand on the bell cord. Mr. Brent stopped him quickly. "Excuse me, Mr. Colton," he said, "but «all them up on some excuse. Don't let them know our business, sir." Mr. Colton nodded his head and pulled the bell cord. The summons was answered by tbe old man who had 6hown Mr. Brent in. "Any letters, John, today?" the banker asked, while the detective eyed the man slosely. "No, 6ir. None as yet. "Very well, John. By the bye, send your wife in, won't you, when you go «?own stairs?" The old servant bowed his head and withdrew, while Mr. Brent quietly said, looking at tho banker: "That man's honest." "His wife, an old, gray haired woman, now mado her appearance." "Mrs. Thompson, you'll have mutton today for dinner, won't you?" "If that's your wish, of course, sir," respectfully answered Mrs. Thompson, and a moment after she left the room, wondering* in her own mind why that gentleman with her master stared at her so. "That's an honest wA»ii," was Mr. Brent's conclusion. At that instant a young man, perhaps five-and-twenty, entered the room in his slippered feet and passed across the room to a shelf of books, some of which he took down, and then went out of the room and up the staircase. Mr. Brent had eyed him keenly. "Who is that young gentleman?" ho a£ked after he had gone. "That is my son, Richard—quite a stu dious boy, sir." Mr. Brent arose from the chair, soughed and picked up his hat. remark ing: "I shall call here early in the evening, Mr. Colton, and stay all r.ight." "You have some hope of solving this mystery, then':" inquired Mr. Colton. "Well, yes, 1 guess I can clear it up a little—at least I'll try. Can't do any more, eh?" So Mr. Br en., the detective, took hH departure, promising to come again Li the evening. Ten o'clock a1 night. 'Die detective had arrived at tin banker's residei.ee an hour before, ana both were together in the former's bed chamber, as we draw up the curtains on this, tho second scene of our little drama. There was a night lamp in the room, but it was turned low, and at tho side of, the tattle where it stood were seated Mr. Colton and tho detective. Tho room of the banker was situated in the rear of the house and opened into tho reading room, where tho safe stood, from which the tanker's gold had so mysteriously diaappeared lately. "Ain't you going to bed, Mr. Colton. tho detcctivo asked. "I don't think I shall. If I aurt in y?ur yr$y I mind sitting up. Something tells ne that we itau discovery to-night." The front door below opened now, and a man's footstep was heard ascending the staircase and walking across the cor ridor. then opening a dopr, entered the room and closed the door. "That's your son coming in?* Mr. Brent asks in a low voice. I "Yes," the banker responds, in an equally low voice "he attends lectures in the city university twice a week—ah, Mr. Brent, he is a most studious and learned young man." I Eleven o'clock, and the banker and de-' tectivo are still waiting for the burglar. You could bear a pin drop in the house at this time even the street outside seemed sleeping. Mr. Colton, the banker, is dozing in his easy chair. Mr. Brent, the detective, has never closed his eyes, nor has he any notion of doing so. He sits there in his chair facing the partly open door of the reading room, wherein is the banker's safe, and his eyes —his sharp, owl like eyes—are fixed on that door, and he is on tho alert to catch the faintest sound. For another hour they watch, and 13 strikes at last. Ten minutes after Mr. Brent's ears catch a strange sound, and he rises quietly to his feet, and as quietly strides across the room and reaches the door of the reading room. A lamp burns on the mantel of this and it is also turned down r'teroom,also low, leaving the chamber in semi kness. Mr. Brent hears a sound, and looking through the crack of the door beholds the oak door of the banker's reading room open, and a white robed form enter, with a small night lamp in his hand. The banker at ^tliis instant awakes, and, seeing where'the detective is, walks cautiously toward him. The detective turns, put up his finger to invoke silence, and, the banker com ing up, he points to the reading room, where the white robed form is standing. "It is my son," hoarsely whispers Mr. Colton, his faoe turning an ashy pale and his limbs trembling. I "Hush—not a word above your breath," commanded Mr. Brent, in a deep whisper, "but watch." I Their eyes were now centered on the I form of the banker's son in his night robes, as he set down his lamp on the reading table, and tried the safe with a key he had in his hand. But the banker had had the lock and turn of the safe altered that day, and the banker's son, after trying for some time to open it, gave a pitiful moan, and arose. "The wretch," hissed the pale banker, "it is he who has been robbing me. My God, that 1 should call that villain my son." The detective's uplifted finger caused him to pause. The banker's son, arising from his fruitless endeavors to open his father's safe, again took up his lamp and looked around, then walked over to his father's library—it was not locked—and took from thence a small wooden box— brought it to the table—all the time moaning—and then sat down, his back to those whose eyes were on him, and opened the little box. From out it they saw-him take half a dozen gold pieces and lay them, one by one, on the table, count them again and again, and then again pile them up in one high heap in the center of the table, and arising from his seat left them there, and taking up his lamp turned around, and the banker and the detective for the first time that night saw the face of tho midnight visitor as he turned around. "That's no burglar, 6ir," whispered Mr. Brent in the banker's ear. "That son of yours is not robbing you, nor has he been." "What do you mean?" "Why, that lie's walking in his sleep, and while in that condition has opened your safe." The banker's astonishment was un bounded at this discovery. The detective was right. On walked the sleep walker out of the room, across the corridor and into his own room. Tho mystery of the disappearing gold was now solved.—Philadelphia Call. Wellington on Emigration. A letter written in 1882 by the Duke of Wellington contains a piece of advice which might really be laid to heart by a good many young men and others anx ious to improve their fortunes. Theduke was writing to a Mr. Foster, a clergyman in Ireland, and persuading him not to emigrate. Ho insisted on the sacrifices which men must make who emigrate, and goes on to say: "My opinion is, if those who go abroad, and still more those who go to the colonies to economize, would submit to make the same sacrifices as home as they must make abroad and in the colonies, they would find that they could subsist as cheaply, particularly in Ireland, as they coiud either abroad or in tho colonies. The fact is that men cannot bear those sacrifices in the pres ence of their neighbors and friends which they do not scruple to make before strangers, or in a forest or swamp, or in a desert in America."—Boston Herald. Not Exactly Breathless Impetuosity. If I were searching for a simile for slow ness, more expressive than those of the snail and molasses, I should use the Washington vehicle of street transporta tion. Not long since I was right on a car line, and could have ridden where I wanted to go for 5 cents, but I was in a hurrv and took a cab, for which I paid 50 cents, telling tho man of my anxiety to save time. Many times I called to him to drive faster, but each time he re plied that he couldn't Finally in des peration I used unusually strong lan guage in demanding why ho could not go faster. "Because," he said calmly, "the car'3 in the way." He was following in the track just be hind that fine vehicle which I had re jected as slow.—Philadelphia Telegraph. Poets' Wives. Wordsworth had a most congenial and loving wife, who was a "phantom of de light' to him. Thomas Haynes Bayly lin.i a wife who bestowed complete happiness upon the poet, and to whom lie wrote a sonnet on her birthday every year. Barry Cornwall had a most con genial wife. It was said of him that he was willing to shut out the whole world, if he could have her beside him. l^iman Blanchard's wife was so necessary U» his happiness that he would not live with imr and killed himself. Both La SAVING TREE8 FROM MICE. •omeof the Safeguards Again* TImm Described. As many farmers know, mice are often destructive pests in orchards, and espe cially do young apple orchards suffer from their depredations. In countries where snow abounds, orchardists, as a rule, depend upon tramping down the snow around the trees for protection, and when this is done directly after each storm, there will be but little danger. But in many sections other precautions must of necessity be resorted to. One of the surest safeguards against mice in young orchards, says The Ameri can Cultivator, are strips of tin or sheet iron rolled in the form of tubes, having them a little larger in diameter than the trees. Old tin cans used for packing vegetables, oysters and meats can be utilized for this purpose to good advan taga These should first be placed in a fire until the 6older which holds the heads and fastens the sides is melted, Two cans riveted together with malleable tacks will make a tube of sufficient length to protect a tree. They can be kept in the form of a tube by means of a small wire passed around them and the ends twisted together. Some orchardists depend upon poison placed in convenient receptacles in differ ent parts of the orchard, where the mice wilne sure to find them. One method sometimes practiced is to take straight grained 4 by 4 spruce joist or scantling, and with an inch and a half augur bore a hole about four or five inches in one end, then saw the piece off an inch or two above tho point reached by the augur. Place a quantity of corn meal in which arsenic has been mixed in the open end, then tack a strip of shingle wide enough to cover about one-half the orifice across the open end to prevent the contents from running out. Prepare a sufficient number of these to protect the orchard, and place them among the trees, elevating the solid end a little, so that the water from melting snow will not be re tained in the blocks. These blocks should be gathered in the spring as soon as the snow is gone, and their contents burned. The blocks can then be packed away for another season's use. They can be pre pared under cover during rainy weather. Where mulch of straw or meadow hay lias been applied to the young trees dur ing the summer, it should be removed before winter sets in, as it affords ex cellent shelter for the little pests. The Farmer's Yale Tide Proverbs. A light Christmas, a heavy sheaf. A warm Christmas, a cold Easter. A green Christmas, a white Easter. A wind on Christmas day, trees will bring much fruit. The shepherd would rather see his wife enter the stable on Christmas day than the sun. out her, and killed himself. Both La martine and John Stuart Mill had wives who were perfectly congenial. All of the United States and method- of their these men were fortunate in their choice, treatment and prevention. —The Writer. I If tho sun shines through the apple tree on Christmas day, there will be an abundant crop the following year. The PouUryman's Vocabulary. Many of tho technical terms used by growers of poultry are misapplied be cause not fully understood. The terms cock and cockerel, for instance, are often confounded. Tho former is properly ap plied only to a male fowl over one year old, while cockerel is a name not appli cable if a bird is a year old. Chick is literally a newly hatched fowl, while chicken applies indefinitely to any age under ono year old. The term clutch is properly applied, both to the batch of eggs sat upon by a fowl and to the brood of chickens hatched therefrom. The word breed is used to designate any va riety of fowl presenting distinctive char acteristics. Brood means the family of chicks belonging to a single mother. Broody is a term applied to a fowl that desires to sit or incubate. A race of fowls that have been carefully bred by one breeder or his successor for a num ber of years and has attained an individ ual character of its own, is known as a "strain." The term pullet, designating a young hen, is not applicable after a bird is one year old. Rooster is a term for a cock or cockerel. THE PARTS THAT MAKE CP A FOWL. Considerable ignorance also prevails regarding tho parts that make up a fowl. For the benefit of novices here repro duced an illustration from Southern Fancier, which gives a good idea and may prove useful to many readers. The cut will be readily understood with the aid of the annexed key 1 Crop. 13 Tall noverts. 8 Wattle. 14 Saddle. 8 Beak. 15 Secondaries. 4 Comb. 16 Wiagcoverts. 6 Face. 17 Fluff. 6 Deaf ear. 13 Hock. 7 Earlobe. 19 Shank or leg. 8 Hackle. 30 Spur. 10 Back. 21 Keel or breast bone. 11 Sickle. 1 to 31 Breast or body. 13 TaiL 88 Wing bow or shoulder. Here and Tliere. Beans are being sent from California in largo quantities to supply the defi ciency in tne eastern states. Tho California Fririt Grower places the total yield of wine for the season of 1S3S in the state of California at 17,000,000 gallons. At the Danville Tobacco exposition 1,800 samples of all grades of tobacco, Virginia, North Carolina. South Caro lina and Tennessee, were displayed. The new bureau of correspondence with agricultural stations, authorized to bo established at the last session of con gress, has begun work at Washington. Professor W. O. Atwater is director. Professor W. 13. Welch', Dr. E. O. Shakespeare and Professor T. J. Burrill constitute the commission appointed by the commissioner of agriculture to in vestigate the subject of swine diseases in SENATORS TALK WAH Sherman and Frye Say Uncle Sam Should Defend Samoa at Any Cost. Balance of the Foreign Relations Committee Firm in the Same Opinion. The Belief Prevalent Though, That All Difficulties Will Be Amicably Adjusted. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—The Samoan troubles continue to be tbe topic of dis cussion in congressional circles. Sena tors Frye and Sherman, members of the committee on foreign relations, in con versation on the subject expressed the opinion that the government of the United States should go to war if neces sary to prevent any foreign government from seizing the islands, and all mem bers of the committee are said to be of the same opinion. The secret agreement with Germany and England, entered into by Secretary Bayard, has not yet been disclosed, but it is believed on the Republican side of the senate chamber that it gives Germany undue prominence in tho islands. Republican senators claim that Mr. Bayard had no authority to make such an agreement or treaty, but has acknowledged that he didjeome to some understanding which was out side of the existing treaty with Samoa. A member of the senate committee, dis cussing the general subject, said: "I would not be surprised at any moment to hear that Germany has seized the islands. She had an understanding with England to parcel out the islands in the Pacific and thus is what makes the Ger mans so careless of American interests. Mr. Sewall has expressed the opinion that sveh is tbe intention of Germany." Mr. McCreary, chaifman of the house committee on foreign relations, visited the state department and looked over the Samoan correspondence. On his return to the capitol he said that he could see no obstacle in the way of settling the trouble by diplomacy. He said that he favored asserting the Monroe doctrine both in this matter and in the Panama canal resolution, which he thought his committee would unanimously adopt. A firm, vigorous and dignified foreign policy that would indicate that we Knew our rights and were ready to assert and defend them, he thought, would settle these questions without war. At the state department nothing new is obtainable. The secretary will have nothing to say until he receives further kdvices from the scene of action. GERMANY SHOWS UP. She Denies That There IK Any Treaty to Prevent Her Acquiring Samoa. BERLIN, Jan. 25.—The National Zei tung denies the existence of a treaty precluding any European power from acquiring or seeking to acquire the as cendancy in Samoa. It also denies that England and America have agreed upon any proceedings for the settlement of affairs in Samoa. The German agent in Samoa says that on the contrary such a treaty would be opposed to diplomatic etiquette and has officially notified the foreign office at Berlin accordingly. The Zeitung continues: "The treaties be tween Samoa, Germany, England and America provide that Samoa concedes to each treaty power equal rights with any other power, but no treaty regarding neutrality or the independence of Samoa exists between Germany and America. Germain Counter Charge. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25.—A copy of the Honolulu Bulletin of the 15th inst., received by steamer yesterday contains a Circular issued by the Germau officers stationed at Samoa. It denies that the natives on the Samoan islands have been treated harshly by the Germans. The Germans affirm the statement that an American led the Mataafa men in the recent battle in which twenty-two Ger mans were killed. Regurdecl About Right. BERLIN, Jan. 25.—The NI. th German Gazette says that the sensation in Amer ica over the Samoan troubles is regarded here as a deliberate defiance foom Wash ington. The Samoan Appropriations Approved. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—The senate appropriation committee will report fa vorably on the two Samoan appropria tions proposed in the senate by the for eign relations committee yesterday. MORE ISLANDS FOR ENGLAND. Two Tacific Potentates Ask a Hriti»li Protectorate." SAN .FRANCISCO, Jan. 25.—The steamer Australia has arrived from Honolulu, bringing news up to the 15th '.n.st. The Hawaiian Gazette of Jan. Jo says the King of Havutu and the Que^n of Rirna tara hare arrived at Racoianga, their mission being to have a British protect orate established over their islands. Be ing disappointed in this they drew up a pathetic petition to Queen ietoria and her prime minister, praying for the pro tection of the British dag oyer those islands and the island of IIaria. This petition has been forwarded to England. Adopted the ranama-Keaolullon. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—The house for eign affairs committee adopted the sen ate Panama resolution with one dissent ing vote, that of Representative Russell, of Massachusetts. A sub-eomuiiitee, composed of Messrs. Morrow. Mc.Oroary and Russell, was appointed to consider all correspondence sent to the coti:nuttee ou Samoan alfairs. A Big Rental Suit. FORT DODGE, Iowa, Jan. 25.—The Cedar Falls and Minnesota Railway com panv has instituted suit against the Illi nois* Central road for $'XK).000. which they claim is due them for fifteen months'1 rental of the Cedar Falls road bed. Diphtheria Becomes Alarming. WABASHA. Jan. 25.—Diphtheria is pre vailing in this city to an alarming ex tent. One death has occurred and sev eral new crises are reported. The board of health is taking all known precau tions, and it is expected to be able to check any further spread. RIOTING IN DUBLIN. A Charge *f Mm Police lUturacd bf tfca People—Many Both 8Idea B*rlo«aly InJ and. DUBLIN, Jan. 25.—A riot has occurred at Glonakelty, County Cork. A priest, named McCarthy, was charged in court, under the crimes act, with inciting the people to a boycott. A large crowd had gathered outside the court house, and when the court adjourned, two hundred police in waiting charged upon the peo ple in order to disperse them. Many persons were injured by batons and bayonets. The people returned the at tack with stones and bottles, injuring thirteen of the police, three dangerously, and one probably mortally. Large num bers of the people were seriously in jured. Sentenced O'Brien. DUBLIN, Jan. 26.—The trial of Mr. William O'Brien has been resumed. The defendant was absent, but notwithstand ing the court ordered the trial to pro ceed. O'Brien was adjudged guilty and sentenced to four months' imprisonment without hard labor. The police have no clue to his whereabouts. Rescued tbe Prisoners. DUBLIN, Jan. 26.—A number of per sons arrested lor rioting at Carrick-on Suir yesterday were conveyed to Clon mel last night. A mob besieged the po lice at the Clonmel railroad station and refused to allow them to pass until a res cue of the prisoners had been affected. The Direct Tax Bill. 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