If ever the spirits of olcl melodies and of happy days linger in the walls of houses that are relies of tlie past, they must have welcomed the music that filled the parlors of the old Van Cleve homestead Wednesday night. For some time Miss Towner, of the Normal Conservatory of Music, has had her studio In this building, cor. of Congress and Adams sts., and last evening tht rooms were filled with a erowded audience to listen te a recital by some of her pupils. Our town well deserves its reputation of furnishing the highest order of musical talent, anti among all the numerous recitals and concerts no more excellent performance has 'been given than the delightful musical treat of last evening. The exquisite instrumental piece hy the Haydn trio gave adjitional interest, and it is enough to say that Miss Davis, Messrs. Smith and Sampson equalled themselves. The flrst selection by Miss Lavvton was beautifully given, and showed both the careful of teacher and the ability and study of the pupil. Miss Thompson's and Miss Fletcher's songs were beautifully renderec!. Messrs. Anderson and Hotchkiss, both In the solos and the duet. showed great excellence. But perhaps the palm of all should be awarded to "The Ángelus," by Misses Lawton and Wilson. It was the perfection of muslc. It gave the picture of Millet, the cadenee of the distant bells, and the devotion of faitn. i'psilanti may well be congratulated in having such a teacher as Miss Tow.ier. Her pupils profit under her instrucuon by her thorougrh study wheii in Munich.