The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, April 24, 1913, Image 5

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    Jeweler's Clerk Discharged Under
Cloud, Turns Detective, and
Traps Real Thieves.
An antique ring had been stolen
from a jewelry tray in the case under
my charge. Goldstein & Co. had acted
promptly. I was notified that my serv
ices were no longer required. The
senior partner of the firm took great
pains to inform me that my dismissal
carried with it no implication of per
sonal dishonesty. There had been so
many of such thefts recently, how
ever, that an example of presumable
carelessness must be made. Unfor
tunately they had begun with me.
If it had not been for the stenog
rapher, Miss Lura Vesey, I think I
should have packed up instanter to re
turn to my native town, disgusted with
Jewelers in general and justly indig
nant at Goldstein & Co. After I had
parted with several good friends
among the clerks who honestly re
gretted my departure, 1 was surprised
to find Miss Vesey at my side, just as
f was leaving the place. She was in
tears. She placed a sisterly, affection
ate hand on my arm in a pleading,
sympathetic way that softened me.
“You will not get discouraged?” she
“Does it matter much?” I jerked
out, still wroth at my summary dis
"It does to me,” she replied earn
Atly, “more than you think. It mat
ters to my brother, too, Mr. Winthrop.
You found him a good position, and he
will be always grateful. If I can help
But I shook my head dejectedly.
“At least let me hear how you get
along,” she added, and there was a
tremor in her voice that inspired me
with the idea that I had one sterling
friend in the world.
So I promised her. and went on my
way. Then my thoughts began to
crystallize to some coherency. I set
my teeth hard. I clenched my fists
with determination.
“Til see this thing through!” I said
to myself—“if it is only to set at rest
“I Am Certain of It.”
any possible imputation of wrong do
ing that may follow me.”
You see, I remembered all about
that missing antique ring. In fact, I
knew the man who had stolen it. At
least I thought I did. Aye, I knew him
twice! That is a strange thing to
say—but even thrice! I mean: dis
guised. I was sure, as I reflected, that
the sleek thief had twice before vis
ited the store on occasions after
which articles of value had been found
I am not much of a story teller, but.
ro look ahead a little, my hard think
ing assured me that I might make a
good detective. That reflection led to
action, I discovered my natural forte,
and that is why I have become a se
cret service man. where I have an
easy case about once a year, plenty
Df time to work on It, and good pay.
My first step was to go to the
Jewelers’ Board of Trade. That was
where they kept the records of the
trade, and I knew mine would follow
me. The secretary was a bland, bright
eyed old man. I told my story. I also
recited my suspicions. I could see
that he was becoming interested in
"You think the man who palmed
.he missing antique ring today is a
professional, eh?” he inquired.
“I am certain of it.”
“And that you would know him
“I surely would. See here,” I cried,
‘I noticed something peculiar. He
.lid not seem able to raise one hand
higher than his chest. He tried to
fleck away a grain of dust on his
rheek and I noticed him wince as
thought it hurt him. It was a peculiar
motion. Besides—his eyes. I am go
ing to find that man,” I continued des
perately. “I want to clear myself of
any possible suspicion."
“See here,” said the secretary, “I
,ike your talk. Nobody thinks of sus
pecting you, for these robberies have
become an every-day event. I want
to say this, however; if you succeed
in running down the gang who are
guilty of these systematic peculations,
the Jewelers’ Board of Trade will pay
you a reward of one thousand dol
“I’m going to try and earn it,” I
mid, and forthwith started to make
the effort. What I first did was to
slightly disguise my face. Then I
made it my business to visit a regu
lar circle of the big down town jew
alry stores.
I struck my quarry the third day.
At a street corner occupied by one of
the leading diamond houses, my at
tention was attracted to a man and a
woman conversing. The man’s eyes
first gave me a hint of something fa
miliar. The woman had opened her
handbag and given him an apple. As
he took it, I noticed the same fore
shortened movement of the arm that
I so well remembered. He slipped the
ipple into his pocket. Then both en
tered the diamond shop. The woman
was chewing gum.
I followed them as far as the win
dow, and noted their every move
ment. The fashionably dressed wom
an was shown a tray of unset stones.
The man proceeded to eat the apple.
She asked to be shown some other
gems. Her companion drew nearer to
the \fay. There was a rapid move
ment I could not follow. I saw the
woman take her gum from her mouth.
Then the man strolled carelessly to
the door, tossed the core of the apple
into the street, and came back to the
side of his companion.
1 was after that apple core double
quick. Then as I returned to the win
dow, I witnessed an exciting tableau
inside, and stole thither myself.
Apparently the couple had found,
nothing to suit them and started to
leave the store. Suddenly the sales
man called to the floorwalker and ran
out from behind the counter.
‘‘Two diamonds are missing from
the tray, he declared.
“Do you dare to insinuate that we
took them?" blustered my man.
“The idea!” sniffed the woman, roy
ally magnificent in her queenly scc)rn.
“You must submit to a search,” said
the clerk firmly.
“You shall suffer for this indigni
ty!” cried the man.
They accompanied the salesman,
who was joined by a lady clerk, to re
tiring rooms. I glided up to the spot
where they had stood at the counter.
I slipped my fingers along the under
edge of the show* case.
The two suspects came out of the
retiring rooms threatening but trium
phant. The missing gems had not been
“I shall start a suit through my
lawyer at once,” said my man, and
moved towards the counter against
which his umbrella rested.
"Wait,” I said, and blocked his way.
“Examine that,” I added, extending
the apple core to the astonished clerk.
“And that,” and I handed a wad of
gum to the floorwalker.
“What does this mean?” inquired
the salesman vaguely, and then his
eye rested on a sparkling eye of light
imbedded in the fruit. At the same
moment the floorwalker discovered
the second gem in the gum, which the
deft woman swindler had stuck on the
under rim of the counter, where I had
found it.
The man turned rod, then white.
The woman fainted. I telephoned the
Jewelers' Board of Trade. Its secre
tary appeared in person, then the po
lice. The short-arm man willingly con
fessed to the trifle of the antique
Goldstein & Co. offered handsome
apologies and an increased salary.
However, with the one thousand dol
lars I followed my natural bent, be
came a secret service man, as 1 have
already told, and married that pretty,
sympathizing stenographer, of course.
(Copyright, 1913. by W. O. Chapman.)
Civilized Rulers Would Not Enjoy
This Ceremony in Way of
\ ___
The customs of savage people make
up in curious picturesqueness what
they lack in dignity. Contrast, for
' instance, their ceremonial with the
coronation of a British king or the in
duction of duction of President Wil
son into office.
i The king was chosen from among
! the people by tho elders, and he was
selected for his wisdom. The cere
: monies of his enthronement were such
that he required not only wisdom, but
| also courage, physical strength and
a superb digestion. The man's first
! intimation that he had been chosen by
i the elders was an onrush of the entire
| tribe—not to do him honor, but to
abuse and insult him in every possible
They would hurl opprobious
epithets at him, curse him, spit upon
i him, pelt him with mud and beat him.
i For, they said, from this time on he
i could do all these things to them and
; they would be powerless to retaliate,
j It was their last chance:
; They also reminded him of all his
( failings in graphic and minute particu
lars. If the king survived this treat
ment, he was then taken to the for
mer's house, where he was
solemnly invested with the insignia
of the kingly office in the shape of a
silk hat. No one except the king was
permitted to wear a silk hat.
Following the inauguration cere
mony, the people came and bowed
before the new king in humble sub
mission, while they praised him as
enthusiastically as they had reviled
i him. Then he was fed and feted for
a week, during which time he was
J not permited to leave his house, but
I had to receive guests from all parts
of his dominion and eat with them all.
j These ceremonies ended, he turned to
► the comparatively easy and common
place duties of his kingly office. This
| custom, like many others, has passed
j away under the influence of civwliza
j tion.—Robert H. Milligan's ‘‘The Fet
ish Folk of West Africa.”
Trial by Beak.
Dorothy was a particularly well-breii
child, and her faults were few; but if
she had one. it was perhaps an excess
of fastidiousness as regards her food.
This trait her fond mamma was ever
at great pains to eradicate, so that on
one occasion when she observed the
young woman gazing with suspicion
on an egg, she hastened to reassure
"My child." she said, “that egg is
perfectly good: and remember that
many a little girl would be thankful
for what you leave.”
This remark did not seem to con
vince the child of the good quality of
the egg in question, but she neverthe
less proceeded w-ith its negotiation
with commendable fortitude.
At last, however, she could hold out
no longer, and her stern parent was r»
luctantly obliged to acknowledge that
she had been hasty, when Dorothy’s
piping voice was heard inquiring:
“Mother, must I really eat the
Either Way.
“Papa, what does being disappoint
ed in love mean?”
“Why either marrying or being
jilted by the girl you are In love with.”
Attractive Gown of Blue
Charmeuse for Young Girl
Gown of blue charmeuse with lace vest and square neck. The draped
skirt reveals an underskirt with three folds.
Without a Liberal Supply of Material
It la Impossible to Get the
Proper Effect.
It Is poor economy to buy too scant
measure when purchasing face veil
ing. A smartly adjusted veil can
never have a skimpy effect, as w’hen
the back of veiling is straining at the
edges of the veil pin, or when there
is not sufficient material left at the
ends to be tucked from view. Wide
veiling and plenty of it must be usr-d
on even a small hat. An excellent
idea is to have elastic cording run
through the meshes of the veil at the
top, being so measured as to fit firmly
at the base of the crown. This meth
od avoids the pinning of the veil to
the hat brim, which is never a very
secure way of fastening it and is dif
ficult to do if the hat brim is stiff, and
is apt to leave pin marks in any
event. The fulness should be evenly
distributed around the crown and the
1 edges of the veil at the bottom caught
at the nape of the neck with a veil
pin or barette. The ends are then
drawn straight up to the back of the
brim and invisibly tucked under the
elastic at the crown. When the veil
loses its freshness and begins to sag
at the chin twist this portion round
and round and tuck it under its own
surface; this will give trimness to the
otherwise untidy appearance.
V &
a tailor made suit of light suede
broadcloth with collar of white cre
pon, cerise embroidery and black tie.
Ribbon drawn through lace and tied
in a flat bow at the left side makes j
an effective trimming.
Some New and Original Ideas Which
Intending Hostesses May Find
of Real Value.
A correspondent kindly tells ot
these ways to find partners:
"One girl had conundrums written
on cards and given to the girls; the
answers to these were handed to the
gentlemen and they were numbered
corresponding with the numbers on
the girls' cards; they were told to
find who their partners were. An
other girl had the girls’ names writ
ten backward on cards and handed
them to the gentlemen and told them
to make out who their partners were.
Another girl had a small piece cut out
of the card; the pieces were given to
the girls and the other portions of tho
cards were given to the gentlemen
and they were told to look for tho
girl who held the card corresponding
with theirs. Another put the girls'
names on cards and they were put in
envelopes and sealed and hid in dif
ferent places in the parlor.”
New Gloves.
Kid gloves when put on for the
first time require time. They should
be carefully stretched and worked on
slowly, care being taken that the fin
ger seams are in their right position
always. Button the second button
first, after which fasten the first one.
Much depends upon the way a glove
is put on, not only as regards the fit.
but also the wear of the glove. If
you do not manage to fasten the topi
button the first time of wearing you|
will rarely -succeed in doing so after
ward, for the glove will have stretched
in other directions.
In Pastel Shades.
It has become quite a fs^ to have
the combinations, corset covers, pet
ticoats, gowns, etc., in colored batiste
to match the costumes -with which
they are to be worn, or else to harmo
nize with the decorations of the bou
doir, particularly in the case of gowns
and petticoats. The trimmings arei
usually lace of the shadow or val vari
ety. Cluny, baby Irish and venise are
used on gowns and petticoats. This
fad will probably continue until hot
weather arrives, at which time there
is nothing better than white.
Summer Living-Room Rugs.
Rugs are a problem, summer or
winter, but particularly in the summer
we long instinctively to get rid of
those with a deep velvety surface. One
of the best summer rugs made of wool,
appropriate on that account for all
seasons, is the homespun rug. The
weave Is flat, without a nap, and the
colors are very soft and cool-looking.
These rugs cost from three to three
dollars and a half a yard, according
to the color and quality.—Harper's
Care of Jars.
When emptying fruit cans or jars
jf any description, wash them clean
at once before putting them away,
says the Commoner. Put the lid away
with the jar, and is the rubber is good
put that away with the can or jar,
though when you fill the jar again
you should use a new rubber. For
many things which may be put in the
jars the old rubbers will serve, as they
will not need to be airtight.
Hang Up Blouses.
To keep blouses fresh and unrum
pled screw five hooks into a piece of
broomhandle about two feet long. Op
posite the middle hook fix a large
screw-eye through which the bar may
be hung from a small pulley attached
to the cupboard or wardrobe ceiling.
Put the blouses on clothes hangers,
slip one on each hook, and pull the
whole up into the empty space in cen
ter of cupboard.
A letter dated February 2, 1913, pub
lished in a “People’s Voice” column in
a Swedish paper, while dealing with
other conditions in Canada, such as
grain yield, social conditions, etc.,
says: “We have had fine weather un
til New Year’s, when seme snow fell
and it was cold for a few days, but
during the past few days we have
lovely weather again.” The writer,
who lives near Davidson, Sask., says
they got from 30 to 35 bushels of wheat
per acre, 60 bushels of oats and about
20 bushels of flax. All homesteads are
taken in the vicinity, but wild land
can be bought at reasonable figures.
Word from Alberta gives the infor
mation that up to the 22nd of February
there were eighty-four and a quarter
hours of bright sunshine, but that did
not come up to the corresponding
month of 1912, when the meteorolog
ical department registered 120 hours
for the 29 days.
February was exceptionally fine all
through, but 1912 went one better, and
was a glorious month. However, tak
ing the weather generally throughout
the northern hemisphere. February has
been marked by serious and severe
disturbances resulting in heavy storms,
bad weather and low temperatures in
many other parts.
The coldest temperature this, week
occurred on Tuesday morning, when
the thermometer registered 23.5 below,
and the coldest Wednesday was 11 be
low. During the last fortnight of
February 9 and 8.7 hours of bright sun
shine spread its glorious rays over
Edmonton, and this out of a possible
total of about ten hours is something
to talk about.—Advertisement.
Almost the Speed Limit.
“No man is a coward—to himself.”
said the Civil war veteran, oracularly.
"At Chattanooga, one of tbe men in
my company left early in the action,
and no one saw him till after the bat
tle, when he appeared in camp un
wounded and unabashed. Some of
the boys accused him of running
away, but he wouldn't admit it.
“ ‘I only retreated in good order,’
he declared.
“I heard of the matter, and a few
days later I asked him if he had any
idea how fast he had ‘retreated.’
“ ’Well, I’ll tell you, cap'n,’ he said
If I’d been at home, and going after
the doctor, folks that see me passin’
would have thought my wife was
right sick!”’—Youth's Companion.
I Abbotsford, Wis.—"My son had ec
zema on his hands for about one year.
| The eczema started with a rash. His
hands were sore so he could not close
them, and when he wet his hands they
hurt him so he could hardly wash. His
hands itched and burned just terrible
and if he would scratch them, they
would break out into sores. He could
not get any rest or sleep, and his
hands looked quite bad.
“We had medicine and salve and It
kept getting worse all the time. I got
some Cuticura Soap and Ointment,
and after washing his hands with the
Cuticura Soap and putting some of the
Cuticura Ointment on two times a day
and tying cloths on them for about six
months they got well and have not
broken out since. Cuticura Soap and
Ointment cured him entirely.” (Sign
ed) Mrs. Lawrence Kiebl, Feb. 13,
Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address
pest-card ‘‘Cuticura, Dept L, Boston.”
The only people who have no re
gret for anything they ever said are
those who have never said anything of
the Antiseptic powder to be shaken into the
shoes for tired, aching feet. It tak»-s the sting
out of corns and bunions and makes walking
a delight. Sold everywhere. 25c. Refuse sub
stitutes. For FREE trial package, address A.
S. Olmsted, L»e Roy. N. Y. Adv.
Politics is a good game, but a
might poor business.
Quite Apparent.
“Do theatrical angels have wings?”
"Certainly. That is how their mon
ey flies."
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