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Bllndsa U4 moat frantic prayer. '
Clutching M & senseless boon,
Bla that begs. In mad despair.
Death to com he comet too soon I
Like a reveler that (trains
Lip and throat to drink It up
Tfce last red ruby that remains,
One red droplet In the cup.
Like a child that sullen, mm.
Sulk)n spurns, with chin on breast
v 14 1 1? a i run.
Hl rift of whom he Is the guest
Outcast on the thither shore.
Open scorn to him sksll give
Souls that heavier burdens bore
"Bee the wretch that dared not live."
Edward Rowland SllL
Those who pay attention to the
records of criminal cases, as reported
by the newspapers, and who have a
good memory for such matters, will
recollect the Interest aroused, now
several years ago, by the trial of one
Robert Morris for what was known as
"The Blue-diamond Robbery.'1 In the
minds of some, perhaps, the details of
this crime may be still fresh. But for
the benefit of that Infinitely greater
number of persons whose memorial fac
ulty Is only a nine days' affair. It will
be as well to recapitulate all the facts
of the case before proceeding to the
elucidation of one very mysterious
point, which at the time of the rob
bery baffled the cleverest detectives In
First then, for the recapitulation of
the facts, as disclosed before the right
honorable, the Lord Mayor at the Man
sion house, and subsequently before
the Recorder of London at the Old
Bailey. The victim of the robbery was
one Jacob Blumefeeld, an Anglo-German
Jew, and a well known diamond
merchant In Hatton Garden. This gen
tleman. In the couse of a visit to the
Dutch East Indies, with a view to the
purchase of pearls (In which he also
dealt), had picked up from a native
Sumatran, for a song, six stones, which
the vender supposed to be small, pale,
and therefore comparatively valueless,
sapphires, but which Blumefeelds eye
told him at once were those rarest and
costliest st'Mies In the market viz.,
blue diamonds. It was stated In court
f recollect, by expert witnesses, that
there were not more than thirty blue
diamonds known to exist, and that the
ratla of their value to ordinary dia
monds of the same size and water was
at least 100 to 1. On this basis the
tx stones referred to, despite their ln
llgnflcant size, were worth fully $100,
00; Indeed, at the time when they were
stolen Blumefeeld was negotiating a
Mile of them to Messrs. Uostron, the
Bond street Jewelers, for a sum several
thousand dollars in excess of that It
lay be readily imagined, therefore,
that the theft of such gems excited no
The circumstances of the theft were,
tr appeared to be, sufficiently common
place. On the day of the robbery
Mumefsetd had carefully locked the
blue diamonds In his safe when he
ttUted his office at 6 o'clock. At
about 8 or the watchman who was
n duty, and who had received particu
lar Instructions to keep an eye on
Blumefeeld's office, happened to catch
the Bash of a light through the key
hole, and pushing open the door,
which he found unfastened, made his
way Inside and actually caught the
thief red banded In Blumefeeld's room.
He at once collared the fellow a small,
weak man, who made little resistance
to his stalwart captor and raised the
alarm. In a minute or two several con
stables were on the scene, and a little
later an Inspector arrived, who lost no
time In dispatching a special messenger
to Blumefeeld's private residence In
On the diamond merchant's arrival
a thorough examination of the prem
ises was made, disclosing the fact that
his safe had been opened with a dupll- j
rate key, which, In fact, was still in
the lock, and that, while everything
tine had been left untouched, the most
valuable contents, namely, the blue
diamonds, had been abstracted. The
thief, of course, was theh conveyed,
without delay, to the nearest police
tatlon, and duly charged by Blume
feeld, who now recognized him as a
man who had called upon him at his
office a few days previously In refer
ence to a proposed purchase of gems,
which had fallen through. He recol
lected, also, that he had hud occasion
to leave the stranger alono In his
office for a mlnuto or two; when, prob
ably, the latter had managed to get
an Impression of the lock of his safe.
The prisoner did not deny this. Nor,
in spite of the usual caution, did he
make any secret of the fact that he
had broken Into the oineo for thu pur
pose of stealing the blue diamonds.
But that he had stolen them he stub
"Borne one else had forestalled me,"
he said. "I found the safe open and a
key already In the lock. I'd got my
own duplicate, but I didn't have to use
It. If you search me you'll And It In
my waistcoat pocket."
In confessing he had entered the of
fice with felonious Intent, he was, of
course, only admitting as much as the
circumstances of his capture rendered
obvious and Incontrovertible, and, so
1st that went, was doing himself
neither harm nor good. But his state
ment that he had been forestalled was
so clearly of the cock and bull type
that no credence whatever was natur
ally attached to It. He was subjected
to the usual rHorous search. The du
plicate key, as he Mid, was In his
waistcoat pocket, and In his coat
sockets there were one or two other
felonious Instruments. Tet not a sign
of a blue diamond, or any other Jewel
nor valuable, was found upon him.
His clothes, his boots, his hat, his per
son. even to the inside of his mouth,
were again and again examined. Not
trace or the missing stones! And
this was the more remarkable because
he had been collared red-handed, and
from that moment no chance whatever
was allawed him of throwing away or
otherwise disposing of the stones.
"I tell you I haven't got them," he
kept persisting. "I d have prigged 'em
If I'd the chance, I don't deny, and
it would be no use if I did. But I was
forestalled, I tell you. Some other
chap must have got It Just before me
and lifted 'em. You're only wasting
time and trouble In searching me.
You are, Indeed."
Of course, no attention was paid to
this ridiculous assertion, and after the
process of search had been repeated
again and again, Blumefeeld returned
with two of the police to his office In
Hatton Garden, where It was thought
possible that the thief might have
managed to drop the stones. But the
most careful scrutiny of every nook,
cranny and corner failed to discover
them. Blumefeeld very naturally fell
Into a fine state of mind.
"Never mind, si,," said the Inspec
tor. "We're bound to And them
"Do do you think that there's any
chance of that scoundrel's story being
true?" exclaimed Blumefeeld anxiously.
"Not much," laughed the inspector.
"I'll give a hundred to the first man
that puts his hand on them," cried the
Which offer, you may be sure, made
the Inspector try his very hardest In
the matter, but did not, any the more,
make the discovery of the missing Jew
els an accomplished fact.
Next morning Morris was charged at
the Mansion House before the Lord
Mayor. He admitted, as he had done
overnight, his felonious intention In
breaking Into Blumefeeld's office, but
he still strenuously denied that he had
"I meant to steal the blue dia
monds," he persisted. "But I'd been
forestalled by some other man. I've no
more to say, and shouldn't have if
you was to question me till the day of
He was remanded for a week to give
the police an opportunity of finding
the missing stones; and when brought
up again at the end of that time, the
diamonds still being undiscovered, and
there being no Immediate prospect of
their discovery, Morris was duly com
mitted to the Old Bailey.
In the interval between that event
and his trial. Blumefeeld obtained
leave to see the prisoner In Newgate.
"Look here," he said to him (I am
condensing the evidence subsequently
given by a warder at the trial). "I'll
make you an offer. If '"you'll tell me
what you've done with those dia
monds, and enable me to recover them,
I'll pay 2,000 to any representative of
yours you like to name. The money
shall be paid to him In cash here. In
your presence; and then you can have
It when you come out You're not
making matters a bit better for your
self by sticking to that absurd story. If
anything, rather worse, for you'll get
dropped on more heavily by taking that
line than If you do your best to restore
me my stolen property. Now, then, you
will be a fool If you refuse; you will,
upon my word."
If I had stolen the diamonds, or
know where they were, I'd close with
you like a shot, Mr. Blumefeeled. For
I know very well that I'm In for five
years, anyhow. But I didn't steal
them, and I don't know where they
are any more than you do," answered
Morris. "My story sounds unlikely
enough, I am well aware. Maybe the
Judge and Jury won't believe it, cither;
but It's true, and that's all about It."
From this position true or false-
nothing could Induce him to budga.
The day of his trial arrived. The case
excited very great Interest and the,
recorder's court was packed. There
were two counts In the indictment; the
one (I'm not a lawyer, and only quote
from memory, and therefore I will
crave Indulgence In case my legal
phraseology be Incorrect) the one ol
"feloniously breaking lnto"Blumcfeeld's
The recorder summed up at coneld
eraMe length a, careful, equipoise
summing up, as I remember thinking
at the time, balanced, like the sen
tences In a Greek dialogue, with, per
petual "on the one hand" and "on the
other band;" impartial, no doubt, but
colorless, and affording no assistance
whatever to the Jury. The latter, after
considering their verdict for an hour or
so, at length brought the prisoner In
"not rujlty" on this Indictment He
was then sentenced to twenty months'
hard labor, the recorder observing that
If anything previous had been known
against him, which apparently there
was not he should have sent him Into
Such is a brief a very brief recapit
ulation of Robert Morris' sentence In
connection with the theft of the
blue diamonds. Any one who Is Inter
ested to go more fully Into the details of
the matter can turn up the case In the
back volumes of the newspaper, which
he can put his hands upon at any of
the public libraries. If he does so, h
will And, I believe, that much as I have
pruned and condensed the reports, I
have not omitted any material Item.
And, Indeed (to say nothing of the re
quirements of space In these columns)
it would be wearisome to retell the
story at any length, since, for the one
mystery In the matter the disposi
tion of the blue diamonds by Morris (as
suming him to have been the thief, as
everybody still did) the rest of ths
features are commonplace enough.
I now come to the important point
In my story; the only part of it which
Is not mere recapitulation, namely
the elucidation of the mystery as lm
parted to me only a few weeks ago by
Morris himself. I may take this oppor
tunity of saying that I am the doctoi
who attended the ex -convict In his last
illness, of which the fatal termination
came so recently as a fortnight since.
"Doctor, he said to me one day,
about a week before he died, "I shan't
leave any effects behind me to pay
your bill. But I can leave you a little
secret which you might turn Into a
nice sum of ready money, If you sot
about It right away. Ah! what a fool
I was to go and make ducks and drakes
of all that oof. Do you know, doctor,
after I came out of shop I was worth
"Eight thousand!" I exclaimed.
"Then you did steal the blue diamonds?
How the devil did you. manage to hide
"That's the secret I'm olng to tell
you. Ah, doctor (he chuckled glee
fully: I am not writing a moral tale; I
will tell the truth; and the truth Is that
Robert Morris was not in the least pen
lent). I had the diamonds on me when
I was caught; I had them on me when 1
was searched at the Btatlon, I had them
on me when I went before the Lord
Mayor; I had them on me when I was
tried at the Old Bailey; had them on
mo aJl the twenty months when I was
In the stone Jug aye. all the blessed
"Impossible!" I cried. "You could
not have concealed them."
"Couldn't I, though? Ah, doctor, I'll
show you. Bring me that cup off the
washstand, now. Do you see what's
"Your grinders," I said, looking down'
at the double set of false teeth lying
in the cup, "what about 'em?"
"Nice ones, eh?" he said with a leer
and a wink. , ,
"My Dear Daughter: 1 have long felt "Why, Margaret! the whole idea is
"x" mucii my nun i a anu cunuren neea- absurd and unlike you
A.1 n rvw.l hnM'u l.I.A rwl ........ f I I ... '
ed a mother's love and care. I have
been willing In this respect, as In every
other, to sacrifice my own feelings to
"Thut's Just the reason I wish to do
it. I am tired of the old yearly pro
gram, une symphony, hops, teas,
their good, but It Is no easy matter drives and rails In th winter on th.
to find Just the right person to fill to away to some fashionable resort In the
Important a position, and I do not wish summer with another whirl of gayety
""". ror an entire season. I'm bored with it
A few weeks ago I was Introduced to nil and have divided tnr in,. nr. ...m-
a widow lady by the name of Norton, mer to seclude myself In some quiet
and finding her, on further acquaint- country place where no one knows me,
ance, to' be all that I could desire, ana i can dress simply and be my naL
either as a companion or as a mother Ural self, without one familiar face to
io my cuuureu. rem nd me of home
ene is a most mna ana excellent "Rut mnthor and tho cHho ,hi
- "u mai juu win uk pre- disappointed, dear, and if you would
pared to extend to her that respect and onJy g0 t0 Nahant with them I could
affection that are her due. iwnil everv Hnndav there and if vnn
Dire iuu one buu, wuu IB away a i I r rrv thin Wirt afhemo r.f vnura T
scheol, which will be pleasant for you, mav not. he ahl to w vnn more than
as you have no brother. once., for I do not oiwct a v,.iinn
"We shall be home Thursday. Your this vpar as m v senior nnrfnor anilu
iia,uuuau; iaiiii-i, for Kurone next week."
'HOWARD LESLIE." "Rut. Ned. I do not want to see even
"P. 8. You were very wise In not
you. That would spoil the whole plan.
engaging yourself without consulting g0 you are not to come where I am
me 10 me young man you mention. A Edward Linton arose with a flushed
young girl like you does not know what face and anid nnicklv! "no vnn moan
love la. Five years from now Will be Marsraret. that vou won't write to me
lime eiiouKu lor you io inuiit oi sucn a. an(j I am not to Bee you until au
thlng." :-l jaJ tumn?"
This was the letter that Anne Leslie "Yea Ned. I want to leave love and
received from her father, in reply to I j0ver behind me to be free once more;
the one she had written him, overflow- but. vou dear fellow. I shall return, vou
lng with the glad anticipation to which know. Now. let's have a parting song.
her new born iove had given rise.
For a time she sat speechless with
anger and amazement.
The Idea of her father every marrying
again had never entered her head.
Why should he? Was she not there
to keep house for him? And when she
left, as, of course, she should in time,
would not Marlon then be ready to
for I leave tomorrow," and she turned
to the piano.
"No, I do not feel like singing. I
hope you'll enjoy your outing and
freedom to your heart's content. Good
niRht," and he was gone.
He thinks I'll call htm back, but I
won't, and I'll carry out my plan now,
anyway," and Margaret ran upstairs to
take her place? She never heard of finish nackine.
anything so ridiculous. Flve weeks later a party of young
And to think that her poor mother, neonle. atarted from the Prosnect
who had been hardly two years In her house the onlv hotel of a small New
grave, should be so soon foi gotten! Hampshire village to climb the moun-
lf She thought that her adored ChaS. tain for which the house was named.
Edwards would ever be so false to her -me glrls ln their 8nort walking skirts,
memory she was sure that It would shlrt waists and AlDine hats looked cool
break her heart. and comfortable and chatted merrilv
But the postscript was the unklndest wlth thelr escorts. One of theli number
cut of all. The Blighting manner ln however, laeced behind a bit. and a eirl
which her father alluded to "the young
man," whose name she had written to
him in full Charles Edward Fltzhenry
Stubbs was more wounding than the
And to presume to think that she
knew nothing of iove, who had experi
enced it in fullness and power.
rotlcing her, said: "I can't understand
Miss Joyce. She is bright and attrac
tive, and yet will not accept attentions
from any young men. She told me yes
terday that she came here in preference
to Nahant, Just to be quiet. If she
was tired out or ill it would not seem
odd, but she says she is In perfect
Full of these indignant .thoughts health." "Oh, Just wait till my old
Anne sat down and penned an epistle classmate arrives tomorrow noon, and,
to her adored Charles Edward, detail- uniess he's greatly changed in the past
lng her grievances, and ending with
the declaration that she would never,
never submit to be domineered over by
a stepmother, and that she would ever
be true to the fiist and only love of
The next mail brought a reply, stat
ing, together with many protestations
of undying affection, "that he could
tiuly sympathize with her feelings, in
view of her father's marriage, having
Just received the intelligence thut his
mother was to take another husband
She had given him one step-father
when he was a boy, and he would
never submit to anothtr.
lie would be there in person to de
four years, she'll be unable to resist
his attractions," said her companion.
"Why, Mr. Carson, said the first
speaker, Kate Norris. "Haven't you
seen him ln all that time."
No; we graduated from Harvard
we have never corresponded, as both
have been very busy, but as soon as
I came here I wrote him to take a
week's outing and Join me, and he
wrote me yesterday that he would ar
"Oh, Mr. Carson," said Kate, mis
chievously, "did you describe the at
tractions of the house ;"
"The ycung women? Oh, certainly,
the heartless one in patticu'ar. I would
"Very," I answered.
"Made "em myself." he said, with an
other chuckle. "The p'leece knew 1
was a dentist's assistant, too. Wonder
they never guessed."
"Take 'em out of the cup," he said.
I did so.
"There's a little mark at the side of
the plate," he went on. "It's a spring.
Press It with your thumb nail."
I obeyed his Instructions. In an in
stant all the top grinders sprang open,
revealing to me the fact that each ol
them was simply a small hollow re
ceptacle, contrived, as I saw on closer
examination, with the moat artful skill
1 lie niuiv limn uiusc 11111 a. ici muin ImOthOr
gleeful chuckle, as he watched the! chailos Edward remulned at home
amazed wonder with which I was gaz- 'a week and then went back to school
lng at this marvellously clever effort
mand, In poison, her hand of her fath- uKe to see nel captivated by Ned, Just
er. Jf he ietuseo tney wouiu ny to- to pay her for the snubbing she has
gether to some happy place, where cru- given to the rest of us fellows."
1 fatht-rs and stepfathers were un- The next afternoon Miss Joyce stroll-
known." ed into the wood at the' foot of the
Chailes Edward was as good as his mountain, and, seating herself on a
wtTd. Piomptly, on the following gtone by a little brook, began to read.
Thursday, he made his appearance ut But ner min(j yould wander in spite
the house of the father of his adored (,( ner efforts to become interested, and
Anne. she closed the magazine and looked
Scarcely wan the first raptuious greet- at the babbline water instead. Suddenly
dig over when the Hoard of carriage sne espied some brilliant csrdinal flow-
heeiB were neara. ers e-rowine on the side of the bank,
Anne turned pale. and Bhe bent to gather them. As she
"They have come! she cried, stait- Hid B() a crimson pin on her coat caught
ng to her feet. on the edge of a ro k, became unioos-
Let em come," responded cnaries ene(j an(j (en iDto the stream.
Edward defiantly. "You are not afraid, ..f)h. where is It?" Margaret ex-
I hone, when I am here?" rinimud and seeine ft beside a pebble
As he said this curiosity impelled aho
oap-priv reached for it regardless
him to turn his eyes to tne window, anu nt w,.t hIhpvps. Hearing tootsteps, sne
they fell upon the lady who was alight- turnod and nefore. her stood Edward
ng from tne carriage, "wny n iooks rjnton
like but no, it can t oe. "Were you contemplating suicide, or
Mr. Lrf'Blie leu nis wire up io wnere t,vi, tn land trout w th vour nanosr'
nis aaugnier was sianoiiig. sa,j he, smiling in nls pleasure ai see
As Mrs. Leslie turned from the con- ine her.
trained greeting of her new daugh- "Don't Bay you are net glad to see
ler. ner eyes ten upon me young man Mnrirarpt. for l 2an see a welcome
pacK oi ner, wno bioou muiing ai uci in your eyes.
Man treats his stomach worse than
as if it belonged to a dog. He load
it with sweets and sours and bitters
with fats and acids and oils, with milk
and watermelon; lobster and cream;
vinegar and mayonnaise; vanilla Ice
cieam and acidulous strawberries; sour
wine and flzzJing setter; the soft-shell
crab and what the crab has been eating
frlen in oil or butter that has neer
known cream; and at intervals swal
lows scalding hot coffee and pours down
the same way ice-cold ice water. And
so man gets sick. No animal could
pwajlow the same djoees and keep
When a sane man gets sick he sends
for a doctor. The doctor does not like
to apply a stomach pump to relieve
gluttony, as ln an emergency case of
poisoning; but he works on the line of
assisting nature in unloading the over
burdened stomach, and Illness Is re
moved. We pity the poor people who do not
get enough to eat; but we cannot quite
bring oureelves up to the standard of
pitying the millions of men who are
eating too much. The power to eat
less and be well is with them. It has
been shown that the too fat may be
come comfortably thin without courting
death and destruction.
Go without eating and give your
stomach a chance, and you are cured.
This Is for those who eat and drink
too much. Those who need building up
must take more nourishing food and
more ctimulating drink than usual.
"Man, know thyself."
Be neither a fool nor a hog.
Be a friend to your stomach, and it
will stand by you while life lasts.
If you are a burden to yourself be
cause you have superfluous flesh, the
surest way to get rid of it is to eat
nothing. That is the only prescription
which offers a sure remedy. Some peo
ple go to Carlsbad for treatment, and if
they stay there long enough and drink
gallons enough of the water which na-
ture has medicated for that purpose
they can reduce themselves ad libitum,
and if they choose can return to their '
friends disguised as skeletons. It is
rather rough work, because It Is speedy
work, and to a small proportion it is
attended with Blight danger. It is ef
fective, though, and you can get your
self down to the weight which you
fondly believe to be that of the Apollo
Belvidere or the Venus of Mllo.
Others prefer a few weeks' sojourn
at Marienbad, where the cure take some
longer time and you fade away less rap
idly. The waters, the diet, the dally
exercise which Is insisted upon slowly
reduces you to the outline of. grace and
beauty and make you happy and con
tented. If you persist ycu become
sylphlike, and in the sylvan grove are
in danger of being mistaken for a water
nymph. Still others take up their resi
dence during the heated term in Bride
des Bains, where the treatment ap
proaches homeopathy. Long Journeys
on foot and up nil ltest your heart and
lungs, while the mild waters and baths
coax your adipose away and leave you
at about the weight you have fixed for
youiself. You make pleasant acquaint
ances who sympathize with you on the
approaching thinness which is so desir
a ble, and the summer skips along in
In speechless amazement.
"I never thought of seeing you here!'
"Nor I you!"
"Who Is this?" Inquiied Mr. Leslie,
ooking In bewilderment from one to
"It is Charles Edward that I wrote
vou about," said Anne, blushing.
"It is my son, Charles, said Mrs.Les-
e. "Charles, this is your step-father."
'And my futuie father-in-law, I hope,
Yes. Ned. I am very glad to see you."
He held her cloee to him, and as she
raised her lips to his she whispered:
Ned. deaiest. when I mn away again
I do rot want to leave 'love and lover
behind me,' even for Just one bummer.
of skill and cunnlg.
There!" he Bald, chuckling until ho
prem.ses in uauu.i u.ru., inn uu,. j COUKhed hmBPlf speechless. "Not BO
of "stealing therefrom diamonds to the , ,m aehi (Ioctnrr
value of 20,000." To the former the, ......
prisoner pleaded guilty, and to the lat- ' Subsequent Inquiries which I address.
. . . . , . 1. I i . 11.1, .. .1 U ..11.....
I ea io .viorriH nimni'ii tin:ii-u mr imiww
I lng facts: That, recognizing the ex
! treme risk he ran of being caught, ha
had had two duplicate keys of the safe
I made in order that by leaving one of
them In the lock. Borne color might be
ter not guilty, and the prosecution,
in the hopes of procuring a more exem
plary sentence proceeded with the
charge of stealing the Jewels. But this
was a difficult matter to prove. Every,
body, of course, was convinced that
There is a certain something of which
stagefolk and artistic persons of vari
ous kinds talk a great deal. "Temper
ament," they call It, and I'm not sure
esponded Charles Edward, as he shook that T know what it means. You can't
anus witn nis morners new rusuunu. .,i it n ,Ht nn-
We'll see about that, my boy," said """"" " "w "
l!r. Leslie, laughing. "If your mother less you nave lemperameiii, x am
s willing, I have no objection." told; but very often, If you do nave it,
The four passed a very pleasant m. are dellchtfull v careless about pay-
venlng. Charles Edward voted his ' ....,,,
ktep-fathcr one of the nicest men he mg yui um ib j--"
i-ver met. and Anne thought no laoy ments, ana avoioing aivwuc tumn, anu
t-ould be more agreeable than her new a)( hot gorj 0f thing. It's a thing you
can't define, this "temperament," but
In stageland you hear of it until it be
comes a weariness to your ears. All
this Is merely by way of preface to a
little story about the young daughter
of an actor who Is ln Washington Just
now. The child Is only 4 years old, but
Bhe Is wise In the heart-breaking way
of stage children. One day not long
ago she was In the depths of despair
because of a paint box and bicycle she
wanted and could not have. Sadly she
(taking with him the assurance that If
fce studied dlllgent'y, and if both he
and Anne were of the same mind at
the end of the yeor no opposition
would be made to their marriage.
Young Croker, a mere boy of 21,
tfrcsh from college, rather staggered
the legislative Investigating committee
in New York recently by his sang frold mt herself down and sadly she spoke
kn the stand. "Now you know all about "Well," she signed, "I haven't got any
.v.!. . ,.h Mf Mna nftor paint Dox, ana i haven't got any bl
' . ' cycle, and I haven't got any brothers
. .- - - - - "... rt i . ji rnn, ninirin. a. navcii b huk aiijiun K ill
. ..... L-... I n.ll.l. .rmmrv frm bnr a firm if u a .. ...
'lent to the assertion that he had been F1-1" '""" """ """the world but temperament
While the toxins produced by mi
crobes are more likely to enter the di
gestive canal than other poisons, they,
unlike other poisons, become inactive
when digested. Investigating further,
Messrs. Boucahrd and Zevacliti have
found that the toxins are weakened
when introduced Into the intestines,
and that they are acted on by che nu
merous germs of the digestive canal
and also by the secretions of the glands,
being thus forced to undergo a real
You can easily make a delicious vio
let perfume for yourself by putting
hal fan ounce of orris root, broken into
smal Ipieces, in a bottle with two
ounces of alcohol. Add to this a bunch
of newly picked violets, cork the bot
tle tightly and shake well. After it
has been standing for four or five days
a few drops on the handkerchief will
leave the scent of fresh violets.
No more oak floors at least, for or
dinary mortals. That Is what the ex
perts are saying now. They announce
that the supply of fine oak timber east
of the Mississippi is practically ex
hausted by reckless cutting.
Nor is there any remedy in sight.
True, groes of oak scrubs hae started
up In many places which, if let alone,
would in time furnish a fresh supply
destroyed by forest fires. Their pros
pective value seems not to be appreciated.
Fine oak timber can, of course, still
be obtained fiom abroad. The English
oak ln particular Is excellent, but the
cost puts it out of the question for any
but the richest. Those who could have
mahogany and rosewood If they wanted
it can, of course, procure oak, but that
is small comfort to householders of
Builders, therefore, are looking about
for a substitute. Our forests abound
with ash, birch and other kinds of tim
ber that are fairly satisfactory, but
none of them is quite an equivalent for
Morris had stolen the diamonds, but to, ,r,M- " "-""" " igaid to have been concerned; "do you
establish It by the technical rules of anticipated by another thief. The ex. Itr ,.Vp(, glr ..Wn,,n dla you nrHt
a I i i n LI.
evidence was quite another affair. ' ireme.y c.evrr uu..w.va..ce u. i.m,
Against the fact that he was caught on j w. however, of course, his
the premise., admittedly with the Inten- chef-d'oeuvre, and he had put the dla-
,.n of .tealln. the diamonds, had to monal' lnl lneBe niarve.tousiy con
h. .t the fact that no sign of a dla-' t"ved receptacles the moment he took
mnnd or anv other stolen article, was ' lhem- Hardy wer0 thp ceth 8a,el1
... i-n.-ht uwhor. 1'ack In his mouth before the risk he
more the circumstance of his having , ad eventuated, and he was pounced
refused Blumefeeld's offer of 2,000, n lne watenman. ,
which was elicited by his counsel In ev- "But It was worth It," this Impenl
Idence went to some slight extent In his tent sinner told me. "Aye, If I'd got
favor. But this the prosecution tried five years. It would haVe been worth!
to discount by advancing the theory It They had my teeth out, too, so as
that he must have had an accomplice to examine my mouth morecarefully
hear of It?" demanded Moss, sharply,
"Just now. when you told me," was
voung Croker's rather crushing reply.
"Those cyclones In your country must
he dreadful things." he observed to the
Texan as they talked.
Summarizing the habits of Insects,
Dr. L. O. Howard finds that the injur
ious kinds Include those of 12 families
that feed upon cultivated and useful
plants, and of noe family that Is para
'Oh. we are learning how to hundte aitlc on warm-blooded animals. Among
them," was the reply. fhnm, the beneficial kinds, ho places those of
"You don't mean you can stop them? '
"Of course not, but we know Just seventy-nine families that prey on
where to put up a barbed-wire fence to other Insects, thirty-two families that
catch most of the family and the act as scavengers, two families that
household goods when they start toblow'
away." Chicago News.
who had made off with the Jewels and
that the prisoner was hardly likely to
give away 20,000 for 2,000. On the oth
er hand the defense urged that there
was absolutely no evidence of the ex
istence of an accomplice; and, besides,
after the manner In which the theft had
been bruited abroad and advertised, It
woujd be Impossible for ths thief or
thieves to dispose of them for a quar
ter of their value, If, Indeed, at all) In
which contention, of course there was
I felt nervous Just then, I can tell you
But It was O. K. For, sharp as thesd
fellows were, they never thought of
lookln Inside the teeth." Truth
The sensation of taste produced by)
an electric current passing through
the tongue la found by Zcynek, a Oer
man electrician, to depend on voltage.
Sudden changes of current and voltage:
produced changes of taste sensation
seaming to provs that the phenomenon
of electric taste la an electrolytic on.
A lover doesn't get half so scared
that a girl won't marry him as thut the
will marry somebody else.
Whenever a girl giggles at every fool
remark that a young man makes she
la willing to be more than a sister to
"George, you'll have to try and catch
a cold." "Why, my love?" "Because I
am Just dying for some raw onions."
"Be mine," pleaded the poetic lover,
"and your path In life will be strewn
with roses." "Humph, and have me
getting a puncture on the thorns! Not
much I" retorted Miss Sprocket, who
wss no novice In the pursuit of cycling.
are useful only as pollenizers, and
three famllle sthat supply food for
fishes. There are twenty-two families
that contain both Injurious and benefi
cial forms, and forty-nine families of
In an account of a five years' sojourn
on the Mackenzie river, Edouard de
Salnville mentions the entire absence
of consumption anion the natives, and
the occurrence of colds only on contact
with civilisation. The curious experi
ment was tried of opening a soldered
sine case In a perfectly healthy camp,
and distributing the contents. On the
following day every member of the
camp developed a violent cold, which
was cured with camphor. The case
had been packed In Winnipeg.
A Hartford lawyer tells of a client
ln one of the adjoining ,towns who had
a farm to sell. He had recently sunk
a well on it, and the Job cost quite a
sum. Consequently, when he talked
of disposing of his property, the well
caused him considerable anxiety. "How
much do you ask for the farm?" the
"Wal, I'll tell yer," drawled the
farmer. "I'll sell the dern place for
$700 with the well, and I'll let It go for
$600 without the well." Argonaut.
"Did you Bever your connection with
the firm or were you discharged?"
asked the friend.
The man out of a Job gae a few
minutes to thought before answering.
"I'm a little uncertain about that,"
he said at last.
"Yes. Of course, I know that office
boys are discharged and general man
agers sever their connections, but I
can't be sure that I was high enough up
to sever my connection, and I don t
like to think I was low enough down
to be discharged. Perhaps you'd bet
ter make It that ths firm and I dis
Senator Depew has purchased four
thoroughbreds for ths coach hj to to
keep In Washington.
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