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' There never was ft irranama half so good P Be whispered, while Deaide oer tua.r he .too J, And laid bis rosy check. With manner very meek, Aguinat her dear old fuce, in loving mood. " Thei"e never was a n cer grandma born ! I know some little boys must be forlorn Ilecau ;c they've none like you; I wonder what I'd do Without grandma's k.sses night and morn? There never was a deurer grandma there!" lie kissed ber and lie smoothed her snow. white hair: Then fixed her ruffled cup. And n 'stleJ in her ;: While gruudma, sniil n, rocked ber old arm chuir. t "When rra a ma , what lota to you Til bring! A horse und enrri ge and a watch and ring. All grandma i are si nil e! (Just here he kiiseJ her tw ee.) All grandmas give a buy most any thing!" Mefore h a dear old grandma could reply, TUla boy looked u'v and with a roguish eye. Then whispered in bor ear, That noboily might hear: " Buy, graudma, have you any more mince- pier" Oforge Coo in, in X. Y. Indrp ndrnt. if if be had failed or any tUiug of tbat sort." There is nothing to blame yourself for, Althca. You did not suspect." "No, but I have been very extravagant and very thoughtless. I intend to mend my ways from this time out. I have set about learning housekeeping already. Come and take dinner with us to-morrow, and tell me what you think of my progress. Mr. Chd dcr and his sister are to be there." There was both bitter and sweet In her information for Norris. The barrior was there between Carol and himself; here was his chance to see her again -a chance UNDEit A CLOUD OB, CLEAIUXG HIMSELF. Tho Thrllllngr and Absorbing Story of a Great Crime. r.r j'jxnie davis ncmox, ArTco.i o? ' Heh Life s bkcbut," and Otueu Stiui;:s. Copijrljht-ii, mi, byt!n A. -V. Ki 'lory .rwpnper tomiinny. A 1 1. jhs jt utrt'eU. Send 8 Sj-ent str.iips to A. P. Oiilway A Co., Boston. Masa for beat medical work published r mmmmm lIU h'. 3 A i U Vl at .VAV t7,7 I AM ( J. U. LAM. SUA, West itmntolph, Vt. CHAPTER VlL-rosTiKfHt. He felt stiff and sore when he arose next morning, but lie was on hand at the police court, as were u;o I.yuiau Chiidor and Hiram Ingot, when the b-.-.t glar was brought in. Tho latter, answeriu to lho name of Abrahmn Stone, put in a pica of not guilty to the charge of houso-bicaUing preferred against him, and was remanded for trial, the judge fixing his bail at one thousand dnllurs. "Jn lieu of which you will bo lockod up until tho tiiiio of your trial, which will tako place a week from to-day. Deputy, remove the prisoner. ' A well-known lawyer, of not Utn aavory a reputation, here came forward and ad dressed the judge: "Your honor, 1 um here to offer bail for the prisoner." "I must have good names," said his honor, crossly, but thj man of law smiled serenely as he produced a plethoric pocket- book. "I am ready to dcjiosit tho collateral That is satisfactory, I suppose!" "It Batislics me, and we 11 lurpe that who ever is back of you taltes 1,000 worth of in terest in this fellow. Sly word for it, he'll never show up again." And the event proved that his honor was right. Long before tho duv of trial came around he was hunted in vain, fur that il.ilOO was identilled as unionir the cash stolon from the express company on the riiht our story opens. CHA1TKH Vltl. AS EVEX1NO AT THR EVEHI.ElCHf As may be supposed, there was a good deal of excitement over the disc ivory of this fact regarding the stolen mouov.an 1 the bold use to which it had been put ; and. strangely enough, one person who took a great inter est in the matter was Althea Everleigh. She lfad reason for so doing, since two of her friends were connected with that rob bery in different ways. Jliss Everleigh read tho paiiers, and knew what all the world knew of Lyman t'hilder's loss, and thn lowering cloud which threatened Jorris Bergman's fair fame for the papers had not been slow to intimate that there had been reasons beyond those given for his discharge by the express company. The interest which she had alwnvs felt in that friend of her childhood revived after her party night, and when she saw him on the sidewalk one day as she was taking her afternoon drive, a week or so later, she spoko to tho coachman, who dr.'w up close to toe euro, while she leaned out and beck aned to him. "You have been verv remiss, sir, in neg lecting to pay me a party cull, but it seems that I may as well get into the habit of for giving you. If you are not busv let me give you a turn on the avenue. Now, don't refuse, Norris, for I really want to talk to you." To refuse after that would have been un gracious; and besides, Norris felt that the diversion of a drive in that pleasant com pany would really do him good. For the last week he had been worried. nettled and thoroughly perplexed. To have one of those robbers safely caught, and men to let him bo a?ain. was in itself enough to vex hra, and he was less clear in his mind after that circumstance about some things which he had settled for him self before. tie had convinced b-mself that Hiram Ingot wa. the purloinerof Lvman Childer's package- a package which the latter now declared of comparat ively no account and here was one of the other party attempting w commit a secotm mbuery in Lyman Childer s house. H?.d the first attempt then, fallen short of its object! Was there an understanding between the thieves whose projects had seemed serrate and oisTineu In addition to the mental disquiet and the Druises he carried, he had taken a cold which confined him for several days to hi lodgings, and he had grown morbid and low spirited to a degree quite unknown to him usually. Miss Everleigh's quick eyes noticed the difference, though she did" net onentv re mark it. Papa is mm better, thank vou." sha answered his question. "1 think "now that it was more mental than physical trouble with him. He is not so fit for the worries of business as he once was. therefore I am glad to tell you that h is about taking in a youn per partner. He has a treat deal of confidence in Mr. Childer's abilities, and says that young blid will put new energy into the business, which has been rlagrineof THE SEXTlXSTAXTTIltr IICK1.ED THEMSELVES I PUN II I M. which he felt he i ught to resist, and yet before he left Miss Kverleigu, he had prom ised to be on bund on the morrow. "Norris," she said, at parting, "will you let mo ask the new firm to give you a place in the bank You look worried, you are brooding over some trouble, I am sure you will be better at work." "Not yet, thank you, Althea. It is two years since I have had a vacation. I am in no hurry to end this one." She understood, however, that ho was waiting for the breath of suspicion to pass bv. That next evening-would he ever forget itf was a happv breathing sa-e between the perplexities of the past aud the further perplexities which the tuturo was to bring. Neither Lvman nor t ami bad expected to see him there. A frown darkened the brow of the former; tin rosy tinge deepened in tho latter s cheek. Carol noticed that ho seemed thinner, and thought he looked ilL She was afraid ho would think they were selllsh, never going to see how he was after that dreadful night. This between the llsli aud the fowl, and Norris wus repaid for more than a week's suffering. Now, there h ul been such thought in his mind, but tho last atom of resentment melted awy under the glance of those bright eves. Yet whoa the little cotnpanv returned to the parlor, he found himself talking to Althea, without mukmg an attempt to monopolize the lady of his love. It was enough to watch her, to listen as she chatted to Mr. Everleigh, free and fear less and bright as a bird in springtime that happiest of sights, a young and lovely girl to whom care and trouble are yet unknown. "Do you think I am very silly I" she asked, with a uaivt glance up at her elderly enter tainer. "You see, it is such a new sensa tion to mo. I never went out much before, and indeed, I am more glad for Lyman than myself-about the monev, I mean though it may have turned my head a little, becom ing independent bo suddenly. And Lvman says it is not settled yet how much we are worth, lit takes it quietly enough, but to me it is liko a fairy tale whero the people rve Happily lorever after. " "You have made others happy vou and your brother," said Mr. Everleigh, with feeling. "Heaven bless you, my child, for your generous heart." Ho will never do anv thing to thwart Lyman, 1 am sure," thought she, and won dered that her brother did not take the place by Althca's side when Norris left il va cant ; but there were no more Mt-a-Utn that night. Some callers dhipinil in, to whom Miss E;'rleigh introduced her invited guests; the conversation became general. and at ten o'clock the Childers departed. Norris lingered but a few moments lonirer. and Althea went to tho door with him, de taining him a moment to say: "Lome again couio often. want you to." She had given hiu her hnnd ; with a swift pressure, she withdrew it and disappeared, leaving the young man a little startled at her intensity. The next moment he smiled. Miss Everleigh might be changing her ways, but she was not rid of her old im periousness yet. That "I want you to" was meant to leave him no choice. He had nearly reached his boardinir- plaee, and was crossing the mouth of a black llcy which opened into tho wider street, when two men standing within it nuilirinl each other with the whisper: "That's hi m !" Iho next instant they hurled themselves upon him; his throat was seized by strong, murucrous nngc.rs that choked the cry he tried to utter, and a wicked, uplifted blade caught a gleam even in that darkness bo fore his starting, pain-dimmed eves. He threw up his ami. and it caught the de scending blow; before it could be repeated there was a sound of rapid steps, lind a man came running inta the allev. "Hello, what's this! Some mischief. I'll be bound! Hey, police! Here, police !" and be raised such an alarm that the two ruf- nans abandoned their victim and took to their heels. "What's the row! Sneak, can't rnnt You d have eot the worst of that nu-kot. if I hadn't hapjicned along. Hlest if 1 don't mink the cove has been Dluirired aa it is. 1A s see!" 1 he newcomer fumbled in his vest nocket for matches and lit one, shading the Ilaino wiu uis nana, morris leaned against the wall, too weak and unnerved lor the mo ment to either speak or more. The light uarea up ana traveled over him. dromad and went out. There was genuine dismuy i i no vuuv wiucn exclaimed: "Hanged if it ain't Itcrgman I" To the distemiKred imagination of tho young man it seemed as if there were disappointment in it also as if Hiram In got would not have been so ready to inter fere had he kuowu the person he was res cuing. late.' "Lyman Childer, do you mean!" "Yes, the present cashier. He has come into money lately, which he is putting in. Norris. do you know, I have just learned that the money was ilrrndfufg weird f Pa pa has confessed to reethat he is very much embarassod, but this will make him aU right. 1 never could have forgiven myself CHAPTER IX. BrsI.VE.JI AXI PI.EASCHK. " Well, this is a pretty eo '. Seems to me you have the luck of getting into scrim mages. Hurt! Take my arm and I'll help yon home. I've just been there to make a friendly call on you. but got tiled waiting and was coming away when I heard the "rum pus, lilest if it don't seem as if Providence was setting me to kwp a sort of a watch over you, so haue fast to voiir nimviian angel, my boy you're doine nreiiv well and now, here we are ! " The police hal not resnonde.1 to tbo mill for them, aud there was nothing for Norris to do but to swept the aid proffered hiro Hls landlajy opened the door, and started back at seeing his white face, bhe cast a qulcir, suspicious glance at his companion, and uttered a scream as Norris reeled and sank into one of the haft chairs, his head fulling back. "Stop that and bring me some water, ' ordered Ingot, sharply. He fumbled for his own pocket flask and put it to the young man's li. Hy the time Mrs. Bates got back with the water Norris was showing signs of returning consciousness ; in a mo ment mora he sat up. "It's the loss of blood, I suppose," he said, faintly. 'Bleeding? Why, so you are. This coat sleeve is soaked. Scissors," to tho land lady. ''(Jot any one to stud for a doctorl Oh, you can toloplioue. Well, that's better. I'll manage to stop the bleeding a little till he gets here." He upplied a ligature above the wound, drew it tight, and afterward bellied tho youug man up to his room, "I wouldn't advise you to move more than is necessary," said lie, "but you may as well get there ouo timo as another. I wonder the rascals wasted that cut on your arm; B'ioe you were able to help vnurself a little, though?" "Yes, it wus aimed at my heart. They meant to fluish me." "Pshaw, now! What for, do you suppose? Rohherv !" "I do not know. I have not had time to think. It was certainly not worth their while if that was their objix-t." "Well, don't talk," cautioned Ingot, but Norris was bent upon ascertaining all tho facts. His pocket-book was gone; bis watch, an inexpensive silver one, was safe in his pK-ket; bis necktij was torn and the pin missing. "Were going regularly through you when I frightened them off," observed Ingot, at this summing up. "Hero is your doctor. I'll just wait for what h says, and then take myself off." Ho was as goixl as bis worH, after render ing some assistance to the physician in dressing the wound. Afterward, morris was u vea a comKu:g draught and leu in the charge of Mrs. Ban's, but some worry ing thought hud couio to keep sleep from his eyes. "Did thut gout Ionian wait long, Mrs. Bates i" "Yes, sir. Two hours, quite. That Rally showed him up, und I uever knowed it till he was going out. I just run up then to see as all your things was safe, uot knowing whut he might bo, and it give me such a turn to see hiui.como .u afterward with you that way." "Ho was here in my room !" "Yes, sir, which I told S illy she never oughter do, but he asked to come right up, and some girls is ttjgl dumb. They're the worrit of one's life, Mr. Bergman, that's sure." What had Hiram Ingot been doing in his room for two hours, Norris wondered, as ho lay with his eyes closed. He could not got over the impression that there was some thing sinister hidden beneath this would-be friendliness of the book-kccrr. He was glad he hail Ik-cu carrying that fugitive scrap of paper in his pocket-book, which had been stolen from him. He was willing to bear his own loss, which was not great, rather than it should fall itf the huiids of one whom ho felt to ba a secret eueiny of tho Childers. Ho was restless and feverish the next day, and though he rose and dressed with the assistance of the chore-boy, he was glad suougu to take to a lounge, where he put in two or three days of such misery as men experience when kept indoors, without being so desK'rately ill us to take their thoughts from outdoor things Uncle Amos came, determined to carry him homo to the cottage, and was only de terred by the doctor's d laraliou that he was better off without a change. As Norii ersisted that ho was in no need of nursing beyond the care he got from Mrs. Bates, tho elder Bergman came and weut daily until his nephew began to mend. There had been smoothing on Undo Amos' mind meanwhile, but now he got it Jff. Didn't I say you would get on the right track! Have you uny more confidence now in the future I have marked out for you. Norris! I don't despair of seeing you as high as Pinkerttm yet. This attack shows thut you have mude progress, at any rate." "Iu what way, L nclo Amos! " "Bv making the rascals so r.fraid of vou that they're willing ti run fhe risk of an attempt to put you out of tho way. Of cours", it was tho express rolilH-rs who made the assault on you. Thev know you're on their track : tliey have made up their minds that you're u dangerous enemy, so took that means of getting rid of you, but they're not apt to try it over again, for they Itnow that this will put you on your guard. You're not as keen as 1 think vou if you don't follow this business up and make it a step toward unraveling that mystery." His uncle's view of the case did not seem wholly improbable to Norris alter he had turned it over in bis mind. Though his part in apprehending Abraham Stone had come bout through accident, it might seem to the gang to have been the result of suo ccssful espionage. This would be probable If there wus collusion between them and Ingot. Norris was inclined to think that the latter had played a part when he came upon the scene with tho policeman that night: he had gone the length of imagining that Ingot might have been Stone's com panion, on the lookout for "papers," while the coarser ruffian covered bis movements by stripping the house of its valuables. Against this was the fact that there was certainly no collusion between the men who had attempted liu life and the book- keeier. Thinking of it made his head ache, and ho turned his face to the wall, trying to put the whole matter cut of his mind. Ue "Sow do you do, Mr. Bergman?" she said. "You see we have taken you uy aiorui. Miss Everleigh was just behind her. "I had sent the carriage to bring Carol to pass the afternoon with mo. when your uncle called and told us of tho accident which hud befallen yon. I felt that I would have to corno right off and see your condi tion for mvself. Are you really better, Norris! Don't let us disturb you. Why, what a high pulse you have," taking his wrist between her dainty lingers. "Then it must be through the pleasure of seeing you. forla isr.ro you 1 u::i not half the invalid they try to make out. i'll be around again in a day or two." "You must keep away from dark alleya and avoid late walks.if it is only for my sake, Norris. Kenieiiibcr, you are the only ap proach to a brol her I haTe ever had. I am too selfish to Lose you, since you appear to have come at last to the idea that you owe us something in the way of attention and companionship. I intend to increase tne debt if I can." "You are very kind, Althea." "I intend to be kind to you." said Althea, with a gentle smile seru ui.ig her brilliant heuutv.ai.J then she beran tulk'ng about his injury. Would the arm i.e r.!l right when the cut healed, aud wus it a fact that those ter rible train robbers had tu!:en this plan to wreak their revenge on hiin ! Carol said very little, but her soft looks were full of compassion, and she gave him her hand as they were going away, hoping he would soon be well again. Althea turned at the door for a last word. "I am going to seo your doctor, Norris, and tho moment I have his authority, the carriage shall come for you. I shall have you to stay with us for a week, or you will be exerting yourself too soon." Then a wave of color (lamed up into her face; she stood quite still, as a voice on the outside made itself heard, with disappoint ment and unpleasant surprise in it. "Carol Childer! Whutoneurth are you doing hero!" Before Carol could answer. Miss Ever leigh stepjied over the threshold. "Your sister is in no way to blame for roniing. Sir. Childer. I brought lier with mo. (iiHxl-liye, Norris," giuiicing buck. "I will call u-.'aiu soon." "Oh. I um gliid you have conic to call on Mr. Bergi:uiu. I.ymiii'," exclaimed Curol, brightly. "It has seemed so selfish in us never to ask f i r him, ufter ail he did for us. You are geing in, are you not! "After 1 see you ladies to the carriage Then, us Carol ran down the narrow stair way in ud.mcj: .Mk.s Everleigh, have I offended vou !" She guve hiin u quick glance and smile. "The offense is forgiven if .vou have come to tuake amend i. ' Lyman Childer siliril his teeth into his lip. She had observed his dislike for her friend und resented it. lf he had couio with the intention of culling uiion Berg man, lie changed Ins mind. Ho stood until thocarriago disa;)i.'ai .l. then, pulling his hat dowu and turning his collar up, he walked rapidir aw.. v. turning into the uur- row streets which led towanl tho river. He seemed in some doubt as to the local ity iu which he found himself, casting sharp glances about him. until he cunio to a low restaurant which had u bar-room attuehed. This he entered, looking over the room which wus hulf filled with a rough class of customers. 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MA m m " now no Tor do, mk. nERf.vAX?" dropped into a di-oara-hauuted sleep, in which the murderous ruffian hi,i-9i wearing Lyman Ch'lder's face, while li,r,,t held back the arm with whii h he was try ing to strike. A rustle of silken Barmen's in the rrv and the sound of voices aroused him. He started up to see Carol Childer stand smil ing near him, while a frasrrant rose which had just dronped from her little irioved hj lay upon h.3 pillow. 'miliar Wy of Joining llearta Together. iho way the ure a powerful tribe an Afghanistan manage such affairs is quite exceptional. The lady there does this se lecting, and, when she has made her choice, she informs tho drummer of tho camp, whose duty it is at tho first opjairtunity to pin a handkerchief to the "fortunate" one's hat in public, and ut the sumo time to mention the name of the " adoring one." Ihistieiiig done, tho man is bouud to ac cept, if he can pay the price his would-be father asks for his daughter. Courtship is a very simple matter with tho Sitigalese. The young man, having made his choice, scuds to know how much she will take for her clothes! If the mutch is agreeable she sells. He t:kes them back to her and they upjHiint the day of mar riage. The custom of selling the clothes is made the test of tho man's ubiiity to pro vide for his wife, it being usual to ask the amount which will bo required to begin in the world with. The courting of the aboriginals of Aus tralia consisted simply of knocking tho woman of his preference down with a club tud currying her off. This form of wooing was as efficacious as brief, und was certain ly commendable on the score of economy. Among the Moravians it was the system for the minister to aehvt wives for the men 5f his congregation. If a " sister" had anv objection to the " brother" selected for her life partner she was permitted to state it, out it was generally overruled by the priest's eloquence. The lover among the ancient Persians burned his hand or cheek to prove his devo tion and then showed it to his lady love. If ne was willing ' shq bound the injured part with a silken scarf, but if obdurate she sent tho mau to a physician for healine talve. Wilh tho inhabitants of the Fiji Islands polygamy is the order of the day. A wife 8 procured by giving presents to her pa rents, who have the right of disposal. In wine puu-es children are disposed of when luile young. In Thibet the young man sets his mind on his sweetheart and informs her parents of nis inclination, who, it they approve of the match, go and have a three days' carousal it his house, and the marriage is complete. The Tunisian marriages aro arranged when the children are young, but the priu ?ipal parties eoiii-erued have the privilege it refusal when they become of age if disappointed. in ouo iriucoi i.astern Ainca It is re garded as llie ue pnis ultra of gallantry for the lover to parade "before the hut of his Inamorata astude of a huge boar. Liverpool Courier, Frames, Chamber Sets, Extension Tables, Lounges, Centre Tallies, Mirror Frames ( locks, l'iutios, Organs, Chairs, Book Cases, Olllce Desks and Secretaries, all of these and many more are gotten up and made from the Walnut Tree. Send for Cuts aud Prices. There is no wood so valuable as this, for it is enjoyed by the poor as well as the rich, and' each year adds to its popu larity. The styles this season are espec ially iirettv, particularly in Parlor Suits and Chamlier Sets, upon which no pains are spared to satisfy the popular demands. Antique Oak and Ash, as well as the wood in the natural state are made iu very pret ty styles and sold at low figures. Fine Painted CHAMBER SETS seem not lose their hold, but, on the eon- eotitntry, ure gaining in popularity ; this is to tie accounted tor by reason or the great improvement iu decorating, iu which our painters excel all others we have ever seen. It is certainly to lie wondered at that such finely executed and artistic paintings can lie shown on these goods, aud sold at the prices we are selling for at this season. Write for Cuts, Terms and Prices. STOVES Our Stove and Bange Department is well supplied and therefore ready to meet the increasing demands that will' be made upon it this tall. Asa rule we hold to the liungea that have given such unqual ified satisfaction in years past, and the Cuaker, New Tariff and First National are as good and a little better than ever. as some valuable improvements have leeu made upon them without increafing the cost to the buyer. There are proba bly more of these ranges in use iu Maine than there are six of any other makes. We think it safe to say, no town iu the state is without our ranges. We were es pecially fortunate last season in our Wood Heating Stoves, it being the first year but what some were pronounced not satisfac tory iu every ease. We feel confident that our line of Parlor and Chamber Stoves cannot be equaled in Xew England. Send for cuts aud prices of these goods and anv other that von mnv need, iu each ease specify the a" r tide you wish to sec represented. Write to us as soon as possible that you may have ample time to consider and compare with those of other dealers, if you so desire. CARPETS IX making any thing of the cake kind al ways begin with the shortening and sugar. creaming them into smoothness in a deep earthen bowl or new tin pan, and using a largo sioon with a rather broad bowl. For wetting, water answers as well as niiikin most recipes where hakim iwwder m used. out snouid be licit her very cold nor hot. If ,he former, it may make the cake heavv: if tneiatier. it will scald the flour aud toughen the dosgU; a blood-heat is best. The scale bug is the rest of California. It amfines its ravages to orange groves. H feeds on the leaves and burrows in tho tendrils, and when its work is complete the leaf curls up. shrivels, and the tree dies within a shut tune. A p.-ominent St. Louis manufacturer recently invested t'Ji.imO iB tn orange grave near Los Angeles which suffered from the blight aud had to be sold it a heavy loss. Carpetings are now coming; in and no tetter time can lie had to send for saiiinles. Please state the qualities desired whether Brussels, Tapestries. Woolen, or Cottons as our select ions can lie made more satis tory. We have some beauties iu the above qualities and the prices are just as near those of the manufacturers as possble. Send for samples. Do not forget that we, in each case will, upon receipt of freight bill from cus tomers, send check for either one-half of amount paid by them for freight on goods bought of us or credit same to their ac court, and sell for cash, or one-quarter cash down and the balance in Monthly Pavnieut. THE ATKINSON Cor. Pearl and Middle Sts., PORTLAND, MAINE. Isaac C. Atkinson. GENERAL MANAGER.