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RED CLOKD, - - NEMUSKA
Mr. Cnrncxlo might bo Invited to
help out on tho echoine to establish a
religious dnlly in .Tnpnn.
Mmc. Nordlcn must ho preparing (or
iv green old ngo it sho cxpectti to collect
that 1,000.000 from Undo Snin.
Cuba's health authorities hnvo do
elded tli lit tho dissemination of jellow
fovor Is entirely duo to mosquitoes.
I.ord Kitchener l fencing In thn
Jjoorp but wnut will happen when his
troops get chased up against tho fence?
Tho American speculator Is every
where. Ho now wants to rescue Miss
Btono for ono-slxth of what the bandit
It begins to look as if it might bo
necessary to set out a search warrant
for Colonel Arthur Lynch, M. 1". for
John Long married Miss Hello Loud
In Tennessee tho other day. Well,
Long and 1-ouii ought to ho able to
mako thonisclvcu heard.
SInco his retirement from military
llfo tlmo Is said to hang heavy on Gen.
Bailor. IIo ought to bo able to make a
good hauiPnt brldgo whist.
Tho German national game of "Skat"
Is said to require thought, culture, and
deliberation. Tho Yankca cat flees at
the mere name of tho thing.
Tho nlnety-iilue-nn-lioiir wlnu on the
Pacific coiwt began beforo congress
got down to business, 'ihls munh In
Justice to that much maligned body.
Senator Hoar suggests "limiting tho
circulation of fanatical doctrines." It
seems to us that would seriously Intor
foro with tho output of New England
What tho other fellow thinks of us
doesn't matter half so much as what
wo think of ourselves after making
n I per cent deduction for proper self
esteem. Tho empress dowager of China has
conferred tho two-oyod peacock feather
on General Yung-Lu, tho Hoxer loader
This ought to tickle the foreign powers
half to death.
A membership of KiOO In tho Harvard
Club of Now York would scorn to
show that tho metropolis and Cam
bridge nro within 'easy reaching dis
tance of each other.
Tho new navy of Mexico is to bo
liullt in tho United States. Undo Sam
can accommodato tho world either In
building navies or in smashing them.
Apply nt tho world's workshop.
Pardon tho suggestion, Indies, hut
whon protty llttlo Wllhelmlna asks her
subjects to bo us forgiving to her un
worthy husband as Hho, herself is, docs
she wink htr other eye Just a little?
A Chicago policeman shot at a dog
nnd hit himself. This Is a distinct
improvement on tho well-known prnc
tlco ot shooting at a dog and hitting
somo Inoffensive citizen or Innocent
Mlko Sullivan, who wns a profes
sional baseball pitcher a few years ago,
Is now n momber of tho Massachusetts
legislature. Miko must have put In
eomo of his spuro moments not leaning
against tho bar.
Tho fact that twenty-threo men have
been killed or wounded in tho Adiron
dack this year by hunters who mis
took them for deer has created a de
mand for tho suppression of tho long
rango riflo. At n distance of two miles
a man may look Ilka a deer or u mon
hoy or anything elso In tho animal cre
ation. Mrs. Ormsby of Chicago, of course,
hies for a divorce, and, therefore, may
bo set down ns considering marriage a
howling failure. Yet fourteen children
wcro born to tho innrrlngc, of which
thrco camo singly, four came In two of
a kind, tltroa camo at oun tlmo, nnd the
lost result showed up in fours. Under
tho circumstances it was more probably
a failure of tho Hour barrel rather than
of tho marriage.
The passing of tho historical novel
is foreshadowed nnd few readers or
fiction will mourn tho loss of the
swashbuckling, blood-thirsty heroes
familiar to tho public for tho last live
years. To demand for modern wooors
of up-to-dnto girls has already been
folt and business men nro likely to
got a chanco to do a llttlo love-making
In the pages or tho ulorlcs of 1902.
Tho golf stick I to tako tho plnco
of tho sword nnd thn automobile Is to
supplant tho flovy war horse.
Tho heirs of Anneko Jans aro Inaug
urating anothor determined movement
to obtain possession of millions of dol
lars worth of properly hold by tho
Trinity church corporation of Now
.York for centuries. At a Philadelphia
meeting they raiecd 2.C8 to pay ft
.1 I .n..1.l. .l.Anful rt fAflfl SlV
vJJw condition of Ituly'a finances, which
kow a surplus for tuo year, n re
nlnds ono ot tho financial condition
about all tho other European nu-
IrJi2 u9, became it iff so ainereni.
James B. Hay of Salt Lake Bur
ied in a Trench.
POSSESSED A IARGE SUM OF MOfiEY
Agitator Sent to .lull Letter Kxpnf-4
thn I'lot Duel In 11 llimrtlliiK Homo
Tito L'hllilri'ii Itiirnoil to llrntli
Kmlirrtrr Slln Out.
The body of James II. Iluy, secretary
of tho Pacific Lumber company, at
Salt Lake City, Utah, was found burled
in u shallow trench alongside the Uli
(Jraudo tracks near Sixth and
Last Monday liny called at the homo
of Peter Mortcnsen, a contractor living
at y.'IO Walnut avenue, and eollecU'd
S-80( which Mortonsen owed tho Pa
cific Lumber coiuimnv. mul which lute
In the afternoon Hay had refused to
accept, not earing to leave that amount
in the ollleo safe over night, lie gave
a receipt to Mortensen and left, saying
that lie was taking the money to Man
ager (I. E. Homney of tho lumber com
pany. Snec that time nothing had been
seen or heard of Hay until recently,
when his body was found. The money
was gone and In thu bade of May:s
head was a great jaggod wound.
His the theory of the. police that
some one saw Hay recleve the money
from Mortonson, followed liliu when
he left the house and murdered him
anil burled the body In the hnstlly dug
trench. ' .
liny wan tliirty-onu years of age,
prominent in Mormon church work
and Implicitly trusted by bin employers
llu camo to Salt Lake from Australia
bcvcral years ago.
Peter Mortonson, the contractor
who paid young Hay the money Mon
day night, was arrested on suspicion
of being connected with the murder.
FIND KEY TO THE MYSTERY
Tim l'omilhlo Amiilliint of .11r. Itt-iinU 11
Samuel 0. Presley, n printer, thirty
nine years old, of Washington, I), c,
was found dead in bed this morning in
his room at tho house adjoining that
of Mrs. Ada Gilbert Dentils, the mo
diste who was mysteriously assaulted
a week ago in her apartments. Death
was attributed to suicide by Inhaling
Presley left letters directing his bur
ial at Many, la. The police found in
his room it key fitting tho vestibule
door of Mrs. Dunn is' house. A boy
named Lonsdale, who saw a man emerg
ing from this Dennis house lato on the
night of tho attempted murder, was
taken to see tho body of Presley and
Mild ho was quite sure he was the mini,
and a slouch hat, tho kind worn by the
man ho saw, was found in the room.
Stains, thought to lie blood, also wore
found on Presley's garments.
When Convicts Turner, ltarncs ami
Hob Clark, leaders In tho federal prison
mutiny at Leavenworth, Knn., were
arrested at Lawton, Clark banded a
letter to the sheritr, requesting him to
mull U Tho letter WMs ...ssed to
Chirks brother at Keoknk, la. Sns
pectlng a plot, the letter was riven to
Deputy Warden Lemon. Since his re
turn Warden MoLnughry has had ex
perts working on the letter, which was
n cipher. Later thu "key" was found.
Clark had requested his brother to get
a confederate, board the train at Guth
re, overpower the olllcers and kill
them if necessary to enable him to
gain his freedom.
Irlilinirn Sriii In .lull.
Hearing the charges of holding
meetings and delivering Intimidating
speeches in deUance of the police,
brought against Connor O'ICelly M
P., and several otherollidals of Castle
bar, Ireland, wns concluded Dee 18
Mr. O'ICelly was sentenced to two
months' Imprisonment. Four he
were sentenced to terms ranging from
n fortnight to a mouth. AH the sen!
teuecs Imposed wero without hard la-
The court refused the demand of the
defendants for leave to appeal from
jurisdiction of tho court! The r".
that th V , L0,ltwas'"to the fact
that tho defendants refused to promise
not to speakjn,bUelyJ,, Hie interim.
Joseph Coveney or St. Joseph, Mich
vna awarded a verdict in t, e,reu,7
court against Frank Phiscator, the
Haroda gold king of the Yukon valley
nthosumof S7,r,00, because it was
alleged, Phiscator alienated the alVee
tlonsorCoveney'swlfo. Coveney had
had previously obtained from Phlsea
torSO.Mto, and then followed Phiscator
to tho Klondsko and demanded Si" 000
more In the Yukon Coveney wns pt
n jail and forfeited 87,000 i ,,01.1 dust
to secure his freedom. The present"
suit was brought to recover 37,000 and
Tho Philadelphia committee for tho
relief of tho Uocr concent i-min.... .1....1.1
cd to cable 81,000 to tho Dutch consul
ut Capo town' utonco Tho money is
to bo used to relievo tho suffering n
the camps in tho vicinity of Capetown.
Plans for sending a relief ship from
Philadelphia wero fully discussed.
The secretary was Instructed to send a
lotter to President Hoosovolt asking
him If the govornment would iutarfero
in any way with tho ship undor the
nmcuuuu JllUfUIlU WURt protection, If
uny, tho ship would to tvJItttJed by
BOER LEADER CAUGHT.
Coiiiinniiilniit KrlMimor Wuutnlofl ""i
In HaniU of ItrllUli. &
A dUpiiteh from Lord K'.'lehvncr,
dated lielfast fiibout half way between
IVvtorln mill tho frontier of Portfifeso
Hunt Africa) announces that Command
ant Krltzlnger, thu famous Kocr cjun
inandcr who has figured so prominent
ly In connection with tho invasion of
Cape Colony, has been captured Imply
wounded, by General l'rench. Krjtz
inger was trying to break the block
house cordon at Hanover road.
Commandant Krlt.lnger has been de
scribed as a leader of exceptional abili
ty, not second oven to Christian Do
Wet. lie has been repeatedly referred
loin dispatcher from South Africa as
being hotly pursued, cornered or
ernsbed up against the Orange river in
flood. Once no fewer than seven Hell
ish columns wore In hot pursuit of him
nnd drove him towards the Orange
river, which was then unfordable.
lint when the llritlsh thought they had
him caught they discovered that he
was fifty miles In their rear, threaten
ing the railroad, after having divided
his command into two sections.
Di'lllirruU'ly IMinuifil (Jiiadriipla Sulcld
ut CoIiiiiiIiiih. O.
Two young women and two young
men were found dead In rooms at a
boarding house at Columbus, O., and
evidence points to a quadruple suicide
The two couples secured ndjolnlng
rooms, claiming they wero married.
.Nothing was seen of them, and though
the rooms remalued locked and no re
sponse could be secured to repeated
calls, suspicion was not aroused until
the next ilny after their arrival.. Final
ly tjie doors to the room were forced
and the occupants were discovered
lying on the beds deiid.
It is evident that both eourilcs had
planned suicide, but the motive is not
I'nlul Hurl la ii lloiinllntr llotmo.
Dantel llradburn and David Fagau
fought a duel to the death with revolv
ers in a small room ot Hall's boarding
house, at I'niontown, Pa., where both
men lived. Itradlmru was killed and
Fagau is in jail with a bullet hole in
hi.s side, from the effects of which he
may die. Fagau had accused llrad
burn of stealing money from htiu. Mrs.
Hall and Mrs. Addis were In the room
and tried to stop tho quarrel. Sirs.
Hall was shot through the bund during
l'lipo Lou .Maintain III lluultli.
A dispatch from Homo to the Paris
Temps quoted by tho correspondent of
the Loudon times and New York Times
in the French capital, describes an in
terview with Hie pope, in which his
holiness complained about the false re
ports In regard to his health.
"You see," said the pope, "that it is
not all over witli me. I work six or
eight hours a day, and my work Is not
easy, for it embraces the whole church
Please say that I am not yet dead."
Collision C'oiU thin Lifts
Milwaukee passenger train No. 3,
and freight No. tW, collided recently
head'ou at Potter, la., a little station
five mUe.s west of Tama. -Mall Clerk J.
E. Carpenter, of Columbus Junction,
was instantly killed; Engineer lien
Giles of Perry, .severely Injured, and
seven passengers slightly injured.
The trains met on a curve just east
of the station. The engineer of the
freight says the air brakes failed to
Tim Vlelliii of Minuting Doiul.
Willard S. Uayiics, the Chicago trav
eling man who was shot at Salt Luke
City, Utah, by Hoy ICalghn, a nluetecn
year-old boy, while the" two wero con
versing lu the foyer of Knutsford Ho
tel, about three weeks ago, died from
the. Injuries. The body will probably
be shipped to his old home at Hushnell
111., for Interment. Kaighu lias been
in jail since the shooting.
ltiiliy liny to Wrlromn (loncriil Funtton.
A son was born to Mrs. Frederick
Fitnston, wife of llrigadler General
Funstoii of Kansas, at Oakland, Oil.,
December is. Mrs. Funston returned
from the Philippines a few weeks ago
and has been living with her parents
since. General Funston sailed from
Manila for thu United States last Sun
day. He is due about January 8.
Itrliln of Tliri'e Week.
Ora Strine, iigod twenty-flvo years,
of Elkhart, lnd., cut his wife's throat
with a razor and then attempted to
end his life In tho same manner. Sho
died in ten minutes, but the surgeons
who sewed up his, windpipe think ho
may recover. Jealousy was the. cause
of ibis deliberate murder of a bride of
l'lcil to I'amulii.
Lee D. Mills of Phoenix, A.iU, local
manager of the Southern Mutual In
vestment Company, has fled to Canada,
taking a largo .sum of money and leav
ing lielilml local creditors to the
amount of several thousand dollars.
It Is alleged that Millb' shortage ap
A letter IpiH just been received at
Manchester from Captain John Cofa at
Morocco, saying that be expected a
lino blooded Arabian saddle horse to
reach him from thu Interior about De
cember 10. Ho says tho animul will
bo shipped to Washington for Presi
dent Itooscvelt's use.
A wuvrant was sworn out by County
Attorney Hoot of Plattsmouth against
James Moran, charging him with
grand larceny. Moran, it is alleg
ed, stole S110 I from Nicholas Cox. of
Avoja. Ho was captured at Nobraika
.i nv , - "i i,iviV io -v vlnVl
The Diamond Bracelet
By MRS. HENRY WOOD.
Author of East
In nn obscure room of u low nnd
dilapidated lodging home, In a low and
dilapidated neighborhood, there snt n
man ono evening in the coming twi
light; n towering, gaunt skeleton,
whoso remarkably long arms and logs
looked llttlo moro than skin nnd bone.
The arms were fully exposed to view,
sinco their owner, though ho possessed
and wore a walBtcoat, dispensed with
tho use of n shirt. An article, once a
coat, lay on the lloor, to bo donned
at will if It could bo got Into for
tho holes. The man flat 011 tho floor
In n corner, his head finding a resting
place against thn wall, nnd ho had
dropped Into n light sleep, but If over
famine wns depleted In n face, It was
lu his. Unwashed, unshnven, with
matted hair nnd feverish lips; tho
checks wero hollow, tho nostrils
whlto and pinched, nnd tho skin
around the mouth had a blue tinge.
Some ono tried and shook the door; It
aroused him, nnd hn started up, but
only to cower In n bending attitude
"I hear you," cried a voice. "How
are you tonight, Joe? Open the door."
The volco was not one ho knew; not
ono that might lie responded to.
"Do you call this politeness, Joe
NIcholls? H you don't open thn door, I
shall tnkc the liberty ot opening It tor
myscir, which will put yon to tho
trouble or mending the fastenings
"Who are you?" cried Nicholls, read
ing determination in tho voice. "I'm
gonn to bed, and can't admit folks
"Gone to bed at S o'clock?"
"Yes; I'm 111."
"I will give you ono minute, nnd
then I como in. Yon will open It If
you want to save trouble."
NIcholls yielded to his fate and
opened tho door.
Tho gentleman he looked like one
cast his keen oyes around the room.
There was not a vestigo of furniture
in it; nothing but the bare, dirty
walls, from which the mortar crum
bled, and the bare, dirty boards.
"What did you menu by saying you
wero gono to bed, eh?"
"So I was. 1 was asleep there,"
pointing to the corner, "and there's
my bed. What do you want?" added
Nicholls, peeling at the stranger's
faco in the gloom ot tho evening, but
seeing it imperfectly, for his hat was
drawn low over It.
"A llttlo talk with you. Tho last
aweepstako you got Into"
Tho man lifted his face and hurst
forth with such eagerness that tho
stranger could only arrest his own
words nnd listen.
"It was n swindle from beginning to
ond. 1 hnd scraped together the ten
shillings to put in It, and I drew tho
right horso and was shuffled out of
tho gains and I have never hat! my
dues, not a farthing of 'em. Sines then
I hnvo been 111, nnd I can't get about
to better myself. Arc you come, sir,
to mako It right?"
"Some." the stranger coughed
"frlcntlH or mine wero In It, also," said
ho; "and they lost their money."
"Everybody lost It; tho gettors-up
bolted with till they hnd drawn Into
their fingers. Have they been took,
do you know?"
"All In good time; they hnvo left
their trail. So you have been ill, have
"111! Just take a sight of mo!
There's an nrm for a big man."
Ho stretched out his naked arm for
Inspection; It appeared as If a touch
would snnp it. The stranger laid his
hand upon its fingers, mid his other
hand appeared to ho stealing furtively
toward his own pocket.
"I should say this looks like starva
"Somo'nt nigh akin to it."
A pause of unsuspidon and tho
handcuffs were clapped on tho aston
ished man. Ho started up with an
"No need to mnko n noise, Nicholls,"
said tho detective with 11 careless air.
"I hnvo got two men walting.oiitside."
"I swear I wasn't In tho pinto rob
bery." passionately uttered tho man.
"I know of It, but I didn't Join 'cm,
and I never hnd the worth of a salt
spoon after It was molted down! And
they call mo a coward, and they leave
mo here to starve and die! 1 swenr
I wasn't In It."
"Well, we'll talk about the plate
robbery another tlmo," said tho officer,
as ho raised his hat; "you have got
thoso brucelnts on, my man, for an
othor sort of bracelet. A diamond one.
Don't you remember me?"
Tho prisoner's mouth fell.
"I thought thnt was over and done
with all this time I don't know what
you mean." he added, correcting him
self. "No," said tho officer, "it's Just be
ginning. The bracelet is found and
hns been traced to you. You wero a
clover fellow, and I had my doubts of
you nt tho time; I thought you wore
too clever to go on long."
"I should bo ushamed to play tho
sneak and cntch a fellow In this way.
Why couldn't you como openly In
youV proper clothes? not come playing
tho spy In tho garb of a friendly clvl
llun." "My men are In their 'proper
clothes,' " returned tho equablo oMcor,
"and you will havo tho honor of their
escort presently. I enmo becauso thoy
did not know you, nnd I did."
"Thrco officers to a single man, and
ho a skeleton!" uttered Nicholls, with
a vast Bhow ot Indignation.
"Ay! but you woro powerful once
and ferocious, too. The skeleton as
pect is a recent one."
"And nil for nothing. I don't know
about any bracelets."
"Don't troublo yourself with inven
tions, Nicholls. Your friend is safe in
our hands, and has made a full con
fession." "What friend?" asked Nicholls, too
'The lady you got to dispose of it
for you to the Jew."
Nicholls was startled to Inanition.
"Sho hasn't split, has she?"
"Every paitlculnr she knew or
guessed nt. Split to save herself."
"Then there's no faith in woman."
"Tliero never vna yet," returned the
ofllccr. "If they arc not ut the top and
bottom of every mischief, Joe, they aro
Euro to ho lu tho middle. Is this yoUr
coat?" touching It gingerly.
"She's, a disgrace to the female sex,
sho Is," raved Nicholls, disregarding
tho question as to the coat. "Hut it's a
relief now I'm took, It's a weight off
my mind; I was always expecting of it,
and I shall get food in the Old Ilnilcy
at any rnte."
"Ah," said the ofllccr, "you wero in
good service as a respectable servant;
you hnd better havo stucK to your
"The temptation was so great." ob
served tho man, who had evidently
abandoned nil Idea of denial; and now
that ho hail done so. was ready to bo
voluble with remembrance nnd par
ticulars. "Don't say anything to me," said
the ofllcer., ,;'It will be used against
"It came along of my long legs,"
cried Nicholls, Ignoring tho friendly
Injunction, and proceeding to enlarge
on the feat ho had performed. "I
have never iiad a happy hour since; 1
was second footman there, and a good
place I had; and I had wished, thou
sands of times, that the bracelet had
been in a sea of molten fire. Our folks
hnd taken a house in the neighborhood
of Ascot for tho race week, nnd they
hnd left me at homo to tako care of
the kitchen maid, nnd another Inferior
or two, taking the rest of the servants
with them. 1 had to clean the win
ders afore they returned, and I hnd
druv It off till tho Thursday evening,
and out I got on tho balqueny, to be
gin with tho bnck drawing room."
"What did you siiy you got out on?"
"Thn balqueny. Tho thing with tho
gieen rails around It, what encloses
the windows. While I wns leaning
over the rails afore 1 begun, I heard
somehing llko click dick agoing on
lu the fellow room at tho next door,
which was Colonel Hope's. It wns
like as if something light was being
laid on the table, and presently I heard
two voices beginning to talk, a lady's
and a gentleman's, and I listened"
"No good over comes of tllstcnlng,
Joe!" Interrupted the ofllcer.
"I didn't listen for I he sake of lis
tening, but It was awful hot, a stand
ing outside there In the sun, nnd lis
tening was better than working. I
didn't want to hear neither, for I was
thinking of my own concerns, and
what a fool I was to have Idled away
my time nil day till the huh camo on
to tho bade, winders. Hit by bit I
hcerd what they were talking about
that K was Jewels they had got there,
and that otic wns worth 200 guineas.
Thinks I. If Unit was mine, I'd do no
more work. After awhile I hecrd
them go out of the room, nnd I
thought I'd have a look at tho rich
things, mid I stepped over slanting
ways on to tho llttlo ledgo running
along the houses, holding on by our
bnlqueny, and then I passed my hands
along the wall till I got hold of tho
balqueny but one with ordlnnry legs
and nrms couldn't have done It. You
"Perhaps not," remarked the officer.
"Thero wasn't fur to fnll If I had
fell, only on to tho kitchen leads un
der; but I didn't fall, and I raised
myBolf on to their balqueny, and look
od In. My! what a show It was! stun
ning Jowels, all laid out thero; so
close that it I had put my hand inside
It must havo struck all among 'cm;
nnd tho fiend prompted mo to tako
one. T didn't stop to look; I didn't
stop to think; tho ono that twinkled
tho brightest, mid had tho most stones
In it was tho nearest to mo, mid I
clutched it and slipped it into my
footman's undress jacket, and stepped
"And got safo Into your own bal
cony." "Yes; but I didn't clean tho winder
that night. I was upset llko by what
I had done, nnd I think, If I could
hnvo put it buck nguln, I should; but
thero was no opportunity. I wrapped
It up in my winder leather, and then
In a sheet ot paper, and then r put It
up tho chlmbloy In ono or tho spare
bedroomB. I was up the next morning
atom G, and I cleaned my winders;
I'd no troublo to awake myBeir, for I
had never slept. Tho samo day to
wurds evening you called sir, and
asked rno some questions whether wo
had seen any ono on tho leads nt tho
back, nnd such llko. I said, as mas
ter was Just como homo from Ascot,
would you bo pleased to speak to him,"
"Ah," again remarked tho officer,
"you wero n clover fellow thnt day.
Hut If my suspicions had not been
strongly directed to another quarter,
I might hai'e looked you up more
"I kep HJby mo for a month or two,
nnd then ijgave warning to leave, r
thought I'djhavo my fling, and I bo
camo acquainted with hcr-that Infly
nnd somehow sho wormed out of mo
that I had got It, nnd lot her'dlBposo
of it for me, for slie said aho knew .how
to do It without Wrligor."
"Whnt did you get for it?"
Tho skeleton shook his head. Thirty
four pound, nnd I had counted on a
hundred and fifty. Slio took nn oath
sho had not helped herself to a six
pence." "Oaths nro plentiful with the genus,"
rcmnikcd tho detective.
"Sho stood to It sho hadn't, nnd she
stopped nnd helped mo to spend it.
After thnt wns done, sho went over
to somebody else who was In luck;
nnd I huvo tried to go on, nnd I can't;
honestly or dishonestly; it seems all
ono; nothing prospers, nnd I'm naked
and famishing nnd I wish I was dy
ing." "Evil courses never do prosper,
Nicholls," said tho officer, ns ho call
ed In tho policemen, and consigned the
prisoner to their enre.
So Gcrnrd was Innocent!
"Hut how wns It you skillful detec
tives could not bo on this man's
scent?" nsked Colonel Hopo of the of
ficer, when ho heard the tale.
"Colonel, I was thrown off. Your
posltlvo belief In your nephew's guilt
Infected me, and appearances were
very strong ugnlnst him. Miss Scnton
nlso helped to throw me off; sho snld,
If you remember, thnt sho did not
leave tho room; but It now nppears
sho did leave It when your nephew did,
though only for a few moments. Those
few moments sufilced to do tho Job."
"It's strnnge sho could not tell the
exact truth," growled the colonel.
"She probably thought alio was exact
enough since sho only remained out
side the door and could nnswer for it
that no one had entered by It. She
forgot tho window. 1 thought ot the
window the Instant the loss wns men
tioned to me, but Miss Scaton's asser
tion that she never hnd the window out
of her view prevented my dwelling 011
Jt. I did go to tho next door, and saw
Ihe very fellow who committed the
robbery, but his ninnner was sufficient
ly satisfactory. He talked too freely;
I did not like that; but 1 found ho hud
been in the same service lf months,
nnd, as I must repeat, I laid the guilt
"It Is a confoundedly unpleasant af
fair for me." cried tho colonel; "I have
published my nephew's disgrace and
guilt all over London."
"It Is more unpleasant for him,
colonel," was the rejoinder of the ofll
cer. "And I hnvo kept him short ot
money, and suffered him to be sued
for debt, and 1 havo let him go nnd
live nmongst the runawuy scamps over
the water, and not hindered his engag
ing himself as a merchant's clerk; and,
In short, I have played tho very tlouco
"Hut reparation Is, doubtless, In your
hcurt and hands, colonel."
"I don't know thnt, sir," testily con
cluded the colonel.
(To be continued.)
llimllnc Mutton Factory.
Taking the factory to tho raw ma
terial instead of bringing tho material
to tho factory, Is an Innovation just
put In operation on the Mississippi
liver by n button factory, and It Is a
plan that has many practical advan
tages. This factory is about forty-two feet
long and twelve feet wide, fitted with
all tho necessary mnchincry for tho
manufacture or buttons, and provided
with a three-horse-pouer engine for
The prlnclpnl mnteiinl used by this
factory Is mussel shells, which are
found ut nearly all points along tho
river, and ono of tho great expenses
lu conducting the business herctoiore
has been the cost of transporting the
shells. Now the tnctory has reversed
tho operation and will go to tho mus
sels. When u bed ot shells Is found tho
boat will (hop Its anchor and go to
work. Wlton tho bed is exhausted It
will move on to a new location, in
this fashion 1 will go from stato to
slate, from Minnesota to Louisiana,
passing along with the seasons, and
always enjoying tli'smost deslrabhi
weather of tho MIsslsslppKyallejr.,
A Paris correspondent tells of 6omc
wholesalo poaching ot automoblllsts,
who used their "car" as a trap for
tho gamo and mado off with enor
mous "bags" of plunder whllo the
gamokeeper slept. Tho trick was so
clover that, barring tho feelings of
tho birds who fnlled of being "pre
served" for tho guns of sporting own
era, tho nutomobllo ponchcr3 must be
congratulated on accomplishing their
purpose. They pretended to have
broken down whllo driving nlong the
high road, and told tho peasants and
tho gamekeeper, with many lamentn
tlons, they would bo forced to remain
all night In tho Held adjacent. The
gamftkeeper, though ho Bays It was
against his will, aided the men lu
moving tho enr to u placo of safety
until certnln repairs could bo effected.
Theso "repairs" wero mado in tho
dead of night by robbing tho pre
serves of nearly every partridge and
quail they contained nnd making oft
with tho booty.
Xearnets or Kelatlonahlp.
A llttlo miss or five, living In Wash
ington, conspired with her brothor, uga
four, to save enough pennies to buy
papa and mamma presents. A friend
of tho family noticed that mamma's
present wus;toj flnor and moro ex
pensive than papa's nnd was impelled
by curiosity to inquire why tho bulk
of tho Bavlngs hnd been oxponded for
tho mother. Tho llttlo miss replied:
"Well, you see, papa Is only related
to wo children by marrlago, whlla
mamma Is our relative by bornntlon."
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