Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, May 09, 1907, Image 2

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William J. Burns , Most Clever of the SccJ'et Service
Agents Employed by Uncle Sam Has Earned Proud
1icle by His Many Successes in Running Down Offenders -
ders Against the Law-His Methods Are ShJ-ewd , Direct -
rect and StJ'aight Forward , and He Has Yet to RecOJ'd
Failure in Any Case in Which fIe Has Be n Employed .
-Land Grabbers , BoodleJ's or Counlcr.feicers All One
toJim. . .
San Frullelaco-WIIJlnm J. Bu\'l1l.1 ,
the United Slates accret IICI'vlco agent
who trall11ed every mombol" of San I
Fl'onelsco's corrul1t hoard of IIII01'vla.
ere Inlo a flll1 COllfOlSlon ! : of their I
guut , Is callell "lho ltlng of detec. ,
Uvea , "
4\lUwugh Burna hm ; thla Into1'11o ,
tlonnl l'ollutatlon Cl deloctive , It 16 I
hfrd for his Intimates to remember ,
nhvaYH that Burns la a detooUve.
rrhuII , : l"I'uncls .J. Huney , lho III'osocu ,
tor with whom Humll : hils worltOcl
throllrh the Innl1 fraud calloll : : In 01:0' :
gen and In the Hnn l 'mnclsco hoodlo
cnnos , flmln hl associate a SO\1l'CO of
c.onllnual lIurlrlao. (
" 13\11'ns mnuocS mo , " said Henoy
ono day reconll ' , as ho looked mit the
wIndow' or hIs office In lho unbumt
"Wcslern Addition" of Bun 1"1'I\I1Clsco ,
, I ' /Jt,1 } 1 'h J I
Trapping < t Boodler.
whllo Burns wns whirling hy , In hIs
automobile , ' . , .
'I'.ook nt him ! " h exclalmod , "Ho
Is as 1'Incid and ( lIgnlflod as a lord
In hit > carriage. "
Unms was leunlns bael ( at his ease
In the rom' Ieat : ! of the big tonnoau ,
hnmaculotely groomed , with n look
of IInpQrturbnble 1Ioredom on hll ) fnco"
The lawyers nssoclated with Helley
In the IlrosecutIon of Aho Huof I\nd
1\t1\'or S lllnitz were lI the room I\t
the thud , and they tnll Into a Illscus-
afon of"tho man ,
Methodlc < tl In Everything.
"What Interests mo most about
BU1"ns Is that ho novoI' mlssos a .
monl , " auld CoJb ! , lIeno "B Imrtnor.
"I never saw him In too much of a
hul'1'Y to take his hour (01' dlnnor at
the regutu" ! tlmo , lIe Is melhodlcal
In over'thlns , It Is all In a l1a3
work with Bu1'11s , amI when ho turns
In al night he slcOllS Hlw a 1011. "
"Yet he ' ' ' ! "
novel' 11\'OCI'astnotes , put
In District Allo1'11oy lallg on , "I
nsltcd him the ether night It ho
thonsht ho could get a man we want.
. cd and bring him to the olUco lu the
morning. "
. " 'What"lI the mallOl' wllh gelling
11111\ now ? ' said Burns , ' 1'nlc1ng down
the reoelver from the 'phono ho call.
-cd up ! l saloon , Ills lUan was thOi'o.
] 3UI"1\S tol11 him It , youill bo bettor fOl"
111" . . health' t sun'OUtlet. hlmsolf at
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our om o wllhout delar. The man
came at once. "
"What interests mo about Burns , "
) lUt n J. Dw'or . , ' another of UtQ at-
tornop of tho. graft prosecutIon , "Is
biB ; He gOtH the mon he
Is after to lllte him. Huef llltCS him
uQw bettor than uny of his own mon ,
rrboso two IIWl\p : storlos to each othol'
unlll you can't ! Jollovo , Burns la wo'rk.
Ing 11.11 the time to Innd Ruof In Snn
Q cntln II1'lsOI1. ' , . . . . ,
" 1I0 can mimIc Frenoluunn , an
ngllshman , n Dutchman to porfec.
tlon , and the utorlos ho tolls QO\UlIl
like good fiction , I holloyo It Is his
magnetlnm us much liS hla Ilerlllst-
enco that wins for him , "
HIG Flnt Il11pcrtant C < tse ,
This Is the stOI' ) ' of Ihll'llI ) ' Urst
Important case , as tolll by hhnsolf :
" .t . was In 1890 , In St. I.ouls , Allum.
bet' of I1robu s hud boon bU1'l11nl ;
down houses CO ! ' Insural1co moue ) ' .
Tbey rented these houses : then they
I } t I" velvet cl\1'petl3 , elc l\nt tuml.
tU1'C , I11an08 nnd so forth , which they
Insured. As' soon 1\9 they had thol1'
( Iollelo" , tItey would mOVe out the
furniture . , 'l'hen they , would light n
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lwohom' candln , llnd at two o'clocI (
In the morning the houBo would burn
[ lown wilh IL complete loss , In this
way they had got hundreds of thou.
Imlllla of dollar out ot the Insurance
t'ompanles ,
"WIHJI1 I wlla callod'into the case
It 'Illd ! Jeen pretty thoroughly gene
Dvor by Plnlwrton mon , who had 10'
tJUled the tluspecls. The dlmculty was
10 Hot lognl o"ldence. .Jlm French ,
who later 110d to Hondllras , after hav.
Ing nerved his fll'tlt : Eentence , which I
sot agulnnt him , WI\II : the Icador of the
nl1g , ,
" 'rho dllllclllt ) ' In nil uuch cases Is
toI11COVCI' thu lmclts of the criminals -
nals whllo avoidIng direct mothods.
I1ultol\d r going out to Induce aome
of the mU1'lwtl men to como to the
front wIlh n confession , I went to
them under the name of 'Wiliams'
anti told thom that I had 'been sent
b ) ' th ( ' ! llslll'anco com paules to Inves.
tlcntrJ the dotectl\'OH that had boon
' . . . .ol'kln on the case who were ac.
eunod of misappropriating their ex.
11(1111 > 0 mone ) ' , While carrying on thla
'slIeclal Investigation' I wus able 10
gather ! 1I'onnd 1110 all the gang , l 'rom
them 1 selected the ono mnn who , I
thought , could give mo the evillence ,
'I'hls fellow , .Jolm llm1l1 by name ,
ne"er Imew until the ( lay llllt ho was
cnllod Intu the grand jury room tha
ho 111111 be on aidIng In the apprehon-
ulon or the Incondlal'les ,
Sucpected Informer Killed ,
"When all was ready 1 wont before
the grand jur ) ' and explained the case ,
'rho Insurauce ngonh ; told their los e3
and llum we called In ! tudd , and ex.
lalnod ! to him hIs va1't In the case ,
Arlel' Indlctmenls had been brought
In there was Il tCl'1'lblo upronr. SomfJ
mombOl' of the grand jury tol.d the
gang that'll. man h ) ' the name of
llurna had C01110 hoforo them and told
the whole stOI'Y , No ono Imow 'Burns ,
I had heen going unilor lho name of
Williamll , ! Jut the following night ono
of the gallg was suspected by his
fellows of 1101111 ; 'UUl'llB' nnd wall : shot
dead In a ! mloon , ' 1'hoy no01' Imew
until th'e first dn ' of the trial wIto
I was ,
Mars\1 l\lcDolllltQ wal : ! l1' 'lng the
cnso , I WIUI sllling besillo him , When
Hudl1 waa on the stand ho was nslted ,
on CI'oss-examlnntlon , to whom ho had
Urat told the utOI'Y ,
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" 1'0 a man who called himself Williams -
liams , ' he rellllod ,
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'Do 'ou Imow his true 1\amo ? '
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\I1ulel'stand now that It Is
Bul'lls : '
" 'Oh , this 11I'SI01'lous 1\11' . Du1'11s !
How' long Is it slnco you saw him
last l'
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'Jmlt 110W ,
" 'Is he het'O now ? '
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'In this room ?
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'He It ; sIlling bosll1o 'ou" wat : ; the
answOl' ,
"This was the BI'st that Jln FI'onch
and the rest of the gang Imew of
the purl 1 had tlllwll In the Investl.
gntlon. "
Aa Uur1s sal al his desk telllllg
the storr , he hall the aPlwarance of
a banker' explaining It deal In stoclm.
110 Is liS far from the 11Imo novel do ,
t'ctlvo as ho Is ! 'rom the wonllerfll ]
Mr , ShOl'lock lIolmes of Conan
Dolo's : novels , "
"C ltef Wtiklo or thQ secr'et service
011 co rOl1ll\rlel1 to mo , " aalll Ilono ) "
"th t Burn ! : ! Wl\3 a 11Ian with a alxtll
sense , who could tell as If by instlncl
when n lIIun was telling the truth
and when ho had told nll 'ho Inew
My ( ' ' 'II01'lonco'Ith \ Burn3 IIcars thh
Ollt. Once In the Oregon land fraut
cases I thought wlttw3H WIlS hold
lug pomethlng back , Burns said It (
had told all ho know , aUlI Burns Wa !
right. , At nnother tlmo I thought' (
wltuesQ lHHl 1111\110 :011l111eto : confeQ
blon. nlll'liS Buld : "lecil al hlmll
aure onollgh the most Incrhninatllli
part of hIs RlOI'y came out afto1'\vnrd , '
"Ono thlnl ; that has mll'lll'lsed m
in Burns , " ndded Langdou , "Is this
lIe 1I0vor wastes an ) " time In hlulI\ng \
Bver ) " ono here In town knows hi :
automobile. Hilt , do 'Oll think It hi
waJ1l..Id ) 'O\t \ to.nlcht ho would stol
1\ bloclwa ) ' and 'sond his machlnl
hacl ( ' ! No , sir , lIe would go stmlgh
to 'our door. 'foot , toot , and rllj !
the 11011. "
Never Wore. < t Dls.gblse.
BIlrt1u hlmselt hns thla to sa ' abou
hll3 work as n detectlvo :
"Peoplo seem t.Q thlnlc tllnt there I
somothlng uncnnny about dotectlvi
worl , 'rho '
( IInuglno we go ar0\1111
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( llngulaeit In fa110 whlslerll nnlt wear ,
hI { ; blue goggles , I never use a dls.
guise , eXCelt a chnngo of clothe ! ! , llut
I cnn tn\w \ ono or my men and lot
) ' 0\1 tlllk with him : lhon bring him In
to.morrow nnd lot YOII see him Ilnl1
YOII wOllld not hellovo him the flume
man. JlCI'O In San l < 'rnnclsco ovcry
ono Imo\\'s me-Ilt leaal all the graft ,
ers do-so It woull1 bo useless to
try 11 dIBguIBO. "
Uurns' methods all through the
! tIlOC case have b6en surprisingly , open.
When he stnrted , 'Hll to capturl ; ! H\1ef
aftcr his friends , the shorlff nnd the
coroner , had ! loen protendlng to
search fOl' him In . . .aln for a week ,
Burna asernblOlI ! his posse In half a
dozen unto1l10hlles In front or lIenoy's
oll1ce ; with Ruef'a lawyers' offices hnl
hnlf a hlock away. Ho had ton men
with hl111 , lJut the open way with i
which he went ahout the joh mallo' '
the nttorneys Cor the grafter think It .
must ho nil a ruse , and no effort wns
made to fol1ow the party. They went
IItralght : to the resort at the 'froca.
duro In the oulsltlrts of San I 'rnncls.
co , whcro BumB knew that Ruel was
In hiding , Burns had the house aur.
rounded ; then ho wall < ed In aud sur.
Ilrlaed Huef at dlnnor. lIe had his
mun back at IIency'a office within
three hours ,
Surprising a Brlbe.T < tker.
Of hla present work Durns himself
says : " 'rhls Siln l'rallclsco , Cl1110 Is ono
or the most Interesting I have ever
had. Of course munlcltml graft cnseH
nro all somowhnt n11lw. You ltnow
who the men 11.1'0 who have got olliclnl
favors , ' 1'ho flrst thing to do Is to
slnglo out the official who 'ou thllllc
w11l nccept 11. brlbo , and then get
at hIm by Inducing him to nccept what
ho thlnles la a bribe , Of course yom
money Is tBurlwd , 'fhen you IIJIrprlao :
him 111 the act ; AftOl' that you have
Ihlm cold. 'fhl'ough him you got at the
brlho-glvorB , .
"Whon 1 started In on this work
In S n Fmnclllco : I expected to get
after each of the supervisors singly ,
but 0110 of the newspapers got wind
of It Ilnd publlahed the story how wo
were worltlng on IIO man , ' 1'hal spoil.
ed things fOl' us , and I had to resort
to other 111othodo , "
What llurnll : had done was to Induce
the pl'Oprlotor of slmtlng rink who
hnd fallen out Wllfl Mayor Schmitz to
have an ol'dillanco In his favor Intro-
d uced In tbo board of supervisors ,
Then ho arranged to buy the vote of
ono of thom-Lonel'gan by na:1lO-for
$600. Burns was concealed In the
room when the marked money was
passed. lIe pounced forth at the PS ) "
chologlcal 1110ment when , Lonergan ,
was taltlng the bl'lbe ,
" 'fuko the money , " said tho' trap.
ped boodleI' , palo as a sheet. "I am
dOllo fol' . "
"J'll talO the money , ulld I'll take
you , too , " said 1)url1l : ! . 'With that ho
scared hiD man Into a complete con.
fesslon. Pre\'lous to this ho had secured -
cured anolher confession from ono of
LonOl'san'B collengu Js who was 11I und
thought ho was about to dlo ,
A Boodler Trapped.
With the Inside InformatIon of these
two confessions Burns got to work 'on
'tl1 ' the other suporvlsors , They were
so : ! cared thnt the whole 18 came
through wllh a rush , When Heney
: held out ! I1'omlso ot nltlmnto Immu
nlty ovol'Y man jacle of them WitS w1l1
Ing to squeal ,
It loolced elts ) " . All things are eas
. tQ t1tQSQ wlw ! tnow 11OW. Durns hl\ !
I not heM , loins dolectlve worl ( fOl
1I0thln llteno 20 : J'carll.
Trlclo of the Profession.
"But how about the lrlclts of. tht
profession that ono hears so muc1
abouU" 1 nslted ,
"Oh , 'cs , there are tricks. I cm
. let ) 'OU seal a letter wllh 'our senl
.nud 1 wilt tuko It out of the on vel ope
relltl It , and put It back , and 'ou call
1I0t tell that It has been ollenol1.
"In the famous 'huUlI'cd dollar bill
cose , In Phlll1l1olphin I Intercepted I
lettuI' to Tuylol' Itnll Drldlloll , the en
gn\\'ers who had slwnt $100,000 II
cop'lng the IJnpor on which the gov
ol'nmQIIl money la printed , . They hal
begun by counto1'feltillg cigar ro\'enul
alnmlls. 'I'ho ' 10\110 $260,000 at that
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nnd then branchelt out Into mnklnr.
hUlldred dollar billn.
"In the lei tor I openOll I found three
or till' hills which wtJro helnp ; sent to
'l'aJ'lol' : and 'BrlddeJl by lonl1lg &
Jacohs , cigar merchants In fnncna.
tel' , Pa" with Wh0111 they opel'atod. I
mUI'ked the hlllR , replaced thom in
the cnvolollClI : and I'emalled the 1et ,
tel' .
"Later , when Chlof Wllklo and I
went to search 'fayler and BlddoJl's
place and IIllt thcllI undo1' nrrest I
pried open n drawer In their desk , I
found two oC the three bills I had
tal < en from lho letter and marl.el1.
"Wllklo was slnndlng hesldo me
at lho tIme , and I snld to him , loud
enough for the two men under arrest
to hel11' :
" "fhnt'a funny , Jacobs told us
there wore three of these bills. '
"BI'lddoll bit at the halt.
" 'llurns , ' he aald , 'how many mcn
have ) 'ou got under uncsl In this
caao ? '
"I namel1 ever ) ' man who was con-
necterl with the cas . None of them
wns un dol' arrest at the time.
" "fhat's enough for mo , ' said Drld.
dell , 'We don't make any more trou.
hlo for you. '
"lIe gave me hIs full confessIon on
the SIlOt. It was opening the lottoI'
that did the trick. Of course Jacobs
had told us nothing. "
Counterfeiters Caught.
. An illustratIon of careful det ctIvo
work Is Burns' method In running
down two cOllntorfoltors from Con.
tI'al America , They were Gen. Fredor-
Ice Mora and mCl11'do do Requl ena.
'fheso two men had been makln : ;
countorfelts In the United States of
the 100 peao noles of Costa mco , Our
government was asked to apprehend
the counterfollers , and Dul'lls was en.
lrusted with the job , Others halt
worlwd at It before , but all Burns had
to start with was n sofa wrapped up
III burlap In which $3,000,000 of .tho
countorfelt notes had been stuffed fOr
shipment to Costa mcn. On the bur ,
lap was the mark , "XX lG34. "
Stmtlng from this , Burns found that
the burlap had ! Jeen originally used
In pacltlng a shlpmont of overalls from
a factory In Newburg , I.t was the
shipping numbor. In Newburg Durns
went over the books of the factory
and found that these partIcular overalls -
alls had been shipped to a dry goods
sturo In Long Island 'Clty , There the ) '
told him that they had recently sold
a pleco of burlap to an old lady by
the name of 1111's , Chevlns. It did not
look promisIng. '
Dut , when Burns learned that Mrs.
Chevlns had a , ono Ricardo -
do o Uequlsens , who hailed from Costa - .
ta Ulcn , ho thought the traIl was got.
tlng warm ,
Do Requlsens was lIving with n
young wIdow from Piltsburg at the
house . oC hIs mother , Mrs , Chevlns.
Durns placed De llequlsens and the
wIdow under n.rrest. Then ho sent
ono of Ills men to the jaIl with an al.
leged message to the etTect that If bo
would produce the plates of the counterfeit -
terfeit notes the government would
abandon his prosecutIon ,
A.fter the messenger loft , Do Requls-
ons was vIsited by his
When she left him Burns followed her
to her home In Long Island City ,
, ' 1'hrough a window ho walehed her on.
. tor the front room. take off , her hat
and Illaco It with a chatotlalne bag on
the table. Bu1'uS slid Into the house ,
J looked Into the bug , and found , a If'lter
there. In Its Illaco ho put a dumm ' ,
'fhls W1a eas ) ' , as there was no ad ,
dress on the outsldo of the onvolopo.
\ But this left Durns In the dark as to
whom It was meant for.
Later In the afternoon Mrs , Chev-
I Ins came out nnd Durns followed hor.
, She crossed the terry to Now Yorle
andvent to CourtIandt street. As she
was turning Into a doorway Durns
sent ono of his men to sny to her :
, "Bo careful ! You nro bolng watchod. "
She turned and loft the entryway.
- Burns Imme lately entered , and sure
1 enough Utore was an engravor's office.
Ot course Durns got the , plates nnd
Gen , Fredorlco Mora nnd Ricardo do
Roqulsens are serving their terms In
prison. .
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( COI'7tlilll,11IU1,1 > , the Author , W.II. : 1. : < IIOD. )
Scripture Authorlty-Judges : 1G :
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An Unworthy Love.-There
are strange Inconsistencies In '
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the lives of good < tnd great men ,
sometimes , Just as we find In
this Incident from S < tmson's
life. We marvel that one so
strong could be so weak : that
< t man of such f < tlth as to win .a
place In faith's. gallery In the
eleventh of Hebrews could fall
so low ; that a man of so In.
tense < t patriotism could play
so completely Into the hands of
the enemy ; and yet It only reo
veals the frailties of human na.
ture. It certainly proves the
scriptural declaration that the
"he < trt Is deceitful < tbove < tll I
things and desperately wicked , "
and th < tt "without God , man can
do nothing" th < tt Is woMhy or
enduring ,
Samson allowed this unwor.
thy love to take possession of
his heart and to exercise sw < ty
over his life , < tnd there was only
one Inevitable outcome , humiliation -
tion , defeat , disgrace < tnd ' .
gulsh of body < tnd spirit.
Samson loved Delilah , an'l
w < ts there In this woman that
could appeal to the heart of a
godly man ? Nothing , surely ,
of the qU < tllty of goodness. It
was a love based , not on ch < tr- I
acter , but upon the outward ,
physical beauty which captlvat :
ed the eye. Such love Is ai- : +
ways d < tngerous. : +
There Is no more powerful - +
Influence over a life than that +
love which takes possession of
the heart , for "out of the heart
are the Issues of life. " If that
love appeals only to the ma"
terlal and physIcal , high Ideals
are < tbsent , pure motIves are
lacking and Inevitably that life
must sink to the level of the
life on which that love is be-
stowed. This explains the moral
decay and sad tr < tgody In many
a wrecked life. Step by step
the unworthy love gains ascend. .
< tncy over the will until at last
the complete surrender Is made
as was the case with S < tmson ,
and one . finds himself shorn of : +
his stren.gth and undone.
But If that love Is a worthy
enc , there can be no more po.
tent Influence for good over the
life. It leads out from self. It
finds Inspiration and help to
higher Ideals. It welcomes tbe
hardship and self.denlal which
are necess < try to the att < tlnlng
of those Ideals.
And say not that we h < tve not
the power of control , over our
loves. We have ! We can will
t'i ! love wQr\hlly. . We en" eurb
the superficial .emo lens of the
heart , and seek for these deeper
expressIons which will Interpret
the will and love of God In our
lives. The affection that Is be.
I atowed apart from the Divine
will and purpose Is sure to lead
astray , God seeks to share In
all earthly relationships , and to
the degree to which he Is given
I his rightful pi < tee , to that degree
will the life be blessed and be :1 : :
a blessing unto others.
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OF ALL the daughters of the PhlJIs ,
tInes Delilah was the fairest ,
None could compare with her In beau.
ty of face and form , and wIth the
physIcal charms there went a vivacity
and cleverness which made her beauty
weIl.nlgh Irreslstlblo. Many were
her suHors among the lords of thd ,
PhlJIstines , and ardently did they 1.10-
siege her heart with all the wiles' of
.the lovor's art , but to none did she 1
give special encouragemont. Wllb
! Jowltchlng coquetry she lwpt them
dancing attendance to her and main ,
talned her sway over them , so tbat
tbo beautiful vaIle ' , through whlcb
run the brool ( Sorol ! , whore she dwelt ,
became Imown as the enchantress :
'gardon where the queen oC hearts
ruled supreme ,
Now It chanccd In the course of his
orratlc travels through the land , seek.
I Ing here and there adventure , watch ,
Ing the PhlJIsUnes and curtalUng tholr
power , nnd jUdging his own Ieople ,
the Israelites , tbat Samson ono day
came Into the vaIley of Soro1e. When
his presence became Imown to the
I Phlllstino lords who were sojourning
In the place they were 11Iled with Coal' ,
a condition ot mind which was lIly
concealed from the eyes of the fall
"ToIl me , ye brave ones , " slle. said
In tantalizing way as SOO1as s11e pOl"
colved the situation , "what there Is tc
tear trom this man , and Ito ono of the
despised Israelites ? Are not the Phil
Istlnes masters of the lund , and do nol
i the ISl'aelltes servo us ? "
I "Ye , " they exclaimed , "but thou al'l
not hnorant ot what this 111M Sam
son hatb alreudy done to the PhlJIs
Unes ? How ho hath slns-Io-handO < :
smitten our armies , and hnth doflel
, the strongest to bind 111' hold him ?
I "And that Is not all , ' ' they went on
. /
with SOI1l'J heat , nettled by the Incredu.
lous smllo which playc\l over Delilah's
handsome face , "Cor just the ether
Ilay at Gaza when n company oC ,
plcke\l men , the bravest of the Phllls. 1. .
tlno nrjny , lay In walt for him expectIng - . ,
Ing certnlnl ' to It 111 him , he arose In . '
the night and carrlcd off not only the
grl'nt masslvo Iron gntc ! ! ot the city : , . ,
but the 110 ls thereof as well , anl1 Uw 'Iii
next \lay they were founll at lho VOI'Y t"
tal } of the hili that Is before Hebron. "
"Surely , ho must be a wonder , " De. , . : .
lIlah oxclalmed , with growing admiral
lion , "I shouhlllko , to sce this mighty " '
man-nnd I will , " slte added with do. ,
clslon after a moment's - pauso. '
Samson hall traveled far that day , . ! -
and us ho reated rrom the heat of the
day undel' the shade of all oHve tree
'ly the brink of the trlcldlng tream - i
he fell asleel1 , How long he slept he
know n'ot , save that as he awoke with
a start he noted that the sun was
ncarlng the weste' n horizon and the I
heat In the I1t1110sllhcro had given''I
pluco to that cool current of all' which
alwa ) ' came dOWIl Into the val1ey us
the evening approached. lIe arose
alowly and stretched his great form ,
and then , throwing hiD lI1anUo over
his broad shoulders and adjusting the ' . - .
glrdlo at the loins , ho prepared to 1'-
' .
press forwnrd. lIe had scarcely talten i
a dozen steps when ho bccmrtc aware .
. ,
that a pall' of eyes wcre observing ,
him closely from behind a bit of II
sbrubborHo stopped short. Was 11
thl ( l lurlelng enem ' ? 'Vas this some I
cowardly PhllIsUno seeking to take
him unawnres andto lell1 him ? I-I1s
brow darliened and his eyes flashed.
A. ha1t dozen'qUlclt strldcs brought
him to the side of the bushes , and
hastily Uu'ustIng them asIde ho saw ,
not a burly PhlllstIno with bow and .
spear seoklns his lIfe , but the beautiful -
ful face and form of a woman. I
Half almahed that she had been , .
caught spying upon him she let her
eyes dro h nnd haIr turned as thou ! h I
ahe would flee , And Samson , surprised
beyond measure by the vision which ,
mot his eyes , stood In awlcwa1'd I
sIlellce , whIle hIs eyes drank In the ,
grace and beauty or the woman belore I
hIm. [
She was the I1rst to speak , asking I
wHh eugor Interest :
"Art thou Samson ? " .
"How Imowest thou my name , thou
fall' one ? " Samson replied , curiosIty
mingling with hIs admlratton. .
"Ah ! hath not the Came of thy valor I
spread throughout al1 the land ? " she
exclaimed , gracefully readjusttng the 1' ' ' ' .
'folds ' of her robe and smoothing some
of the stray locks of hall' which the I
boIsterous breeze had snatched from
the wealth of black hall' tha.t clus-
terl1d about her head and was sending
In bewitching spray across the fall' .
Samson mQved uneasily In his em.
barrassment , for ho did not enjoy tile '
words of pralso or flattery , great.
slmplo follow that he was , and to
change the subject he asked , In turn :
"And who are thou , my fall' ono ?
and why art thou out a10no in this
place ? "
"I am DeUlah , and to see thee am I
come , " she confessed , with a frank.
ness thflt was charming. And she
quickly added , In appealing voice :
"And 'ou will tel1 mo al1 about the
wonderful thIngs I bave heard con.
cernlng thee , wIll you not ? " ,
"Nay , but the story of thyself
would be a fairer tale , " Samcon exclaimed - t
claimed , "Where dwel1est thou , that '
I may visit - thee ? " , .
I'Thou slmlt come and see , " she replied - '
plied , tripping off before him , while
Samsoll e gerly fol1owed.
That wus the beginning of a 10vo
whleh took complete possessIon of his _
heart and life ; so thnt he utterly for.
got the oblIgations that rested upon
hIm as judge In Israel. I
And when It became known unto
tbe lords of the PhilistInes that .Sam- I
son was enamored of DcIIIl1h , they I
came up unto her and said : I
"Entice hIm , and see wberoln his 'J
great strength lIeth , and by what I
means we ma ) ' provall against him ,
that wo may bind him to affilct him ;
and wo will gl'le theo m"ory ono of US
eleven hundred pieces of sliver. "
And as the ' spolw lllOY spread out
before her eyes the great shining plies I
of sllvOl" coin , Ah ! how much finery
that would buy for her dainty form. '
. . .
The more she thought of It the more J
she wns tempted to strive to maltc It
, her own , and during the days which '
fol1owed she plied Samson with questions -
tions , using l1 the winning arts yf
which her clover nature was capable ,
untIl at last ono day sIlo Imew U1at
Samson hj\d revealed all his heart to. . . . . - - . . .
her and tbat the sIlver treasure- wits
within her grasp. And did ever SOl'-
row or regret fil1 her heart attor her
lever had been bound nnd dragged
Crom her side , ono never knew , tor
there wore other admirers to tnke his
l11aco and the wealth she possessed
gave her al1 her vnin heart could
wish ,
Museum of Clothes for Paris.
I Paris Is to have a new museum ot
I an Interesting eharactor. It will bo
; located on 01l10 unoco.uplod land bol"
, , dorlng upon the Champ do Mars , and
. w1l1 como existence without state
The musun owes Its orln : to the
, 11I\Inter , M. Maurice Lenoir , who Is the
. president of the Soclote do l'Hlstolro
I du Costume : 1\1. 1\Iaurlco Mumdron , ,
I the well.known wrltor , wltO fll1s the
. vlco c nlr , and among other dlstIn , .
gulshed members of the soclety-tbe
patrons ot the museum-Is 1\1. Edounrd
Dotnlllo , the painter. ' 1'ho exhibits
w1l1 consist of u wondertul colloctlon
of costumes , depictIng the various cas'
tumos from the mlddlo ages down to
the entI of the nlnoteonth century , _
which wUl bo dlspluyod on lIto-slzcd ,
. models.