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The mollified officer produced a.
paper , over which Mr. Walker pored
for about live minutes.
"I don't see anything about searching
my house there , " he remarked grimly ,
ns he handed the document back to Mr.
Brown. "Perhaps you'll put your lin
ger on the place , and I'll give in. "
"It's a warrant for the apprehension
of Charles Bnuiscombe , gentleman , "
said the officer pompously , "on a
charge of ahem felony a very seri
ous charge. "
"And what the dickens , " cried the
old gentleman , irritably , "have I got to
do with Charles Branscombe or any
other felon , I should like to know ? "
"He was seen last close to this
house , " said Mr. Brown , "and "
"And whilst you've been jabbering
here he's had time to get far enough
away from it , I should say , " inter
rupted Mr. Walker , contemptuously ,
ft ignoring a sign from his wife , who
ahrew open the door with a civil
"You're welcome to look upstairs and
down , and wherever you like , sir. "
As Mr. Brown descended to the gar
den , after an elaborate Investigation of
every room In the house , Mr. Wid-
drington came up the path from the
pea-vines , and , catching sight of the
officer , "went for" him on the spot.
Mr. Brown was a well-built fellow ,
to standing six feet one in his stockings ,
and the detective was a wiry Htlle
man , hardly reaching above his shoul
der , yet the Officer staggered under the
grip of the sinewy hand.
"You you blind idiot ! " gasped the
excited Widdrington , as he shook his
subordinate heavily to and fro. "You
onfounded dunderhead ! Do you see
- * > 'what you have done ? You have let
the man slip through your fingers , just
as we had run him to earth. Look
there ! "
"There , " by the overturned basket
filled with green pea-pods , lay a bundle
composed of a blue cotton gown and a
white muslin cap.
Mr. Brown's bewildered gaze traveled
from the bundle to the garden alley.
. . * WE READ AN D REREAD IT.
, ' It was empty. The innocent little
> maid had vanished like Cinderella at
the warning stroke leaving
behind her. Another shake from his
irate superior , and a glimmering of
the truth dawned upon the stupefied
senses of Mr. James Brown Mr. Char
lie had been one too many for him
"He's off , " panted the detective :
"and it'll be a long day before we get
such a chance again ! Hang your
country thick-headedness ! "
The little man literally
stamped in his impotent fury. Mrs.
Walker , standing at her cottage win
dow , laughed softly to herself as she
"Yes , he's off , " she repeated. "Trust
Master' Charlie for being one too many
for such as they. He always was the
-leverest little rascal bless him ! And
like his old
they may say what they ,
nurse ain't a-going to turn on him , let
aim be what he will. Ay , ye may rave
and storm" to the detective from be
hind the safe shelter of the closed
window "but you'll never catch him
nov. He'll be aboard the yacht and
iway before you've even guessed how
ae got there. "
"What on earth made them lools
think we was harboring their man ? "
asked Mr. Walker , who was strutting
ap and down the little parlor , swelling
like an offended turkey-cock. "Did
1 you know anything about this start ,
3ame ? " with a sudden suspicion.
"Don't you ask no questions , and you
won't have no lies told to you , " re-
ioined his partner oracularly , as she
\ brought out the tea caddy and trotted
off to the kitchen to make the tea.
"Just you go and give my respects to
the two gentlemen in the garden , Han-
aah , " she said to the snub-nosed maid ,
"and ask them if they'll step in and
take a cup of tea ; and bring that bas
ket of peas along as you come back ;
pou may as well shell 'em when you're
litting down this evening. "
and the con-
' < But Mr. Widdrington
liable were past all such puerile con-
solutions as Mrs. Walker's cup of tea.
Mr. James Brown , looking terribly
crestfallen , followed his superior along
the field-path to the spot where Smith
-and Varley awaited them.
"The man's gone , " said the detective ,
briefly. "Has anything passed this
way ? "
"Not a living thing , " answered
Smith , who was from Scotland Yard
"nothing but a hay wagon from the
field yonder. I saw it loading all the
And Mr. Smith had seen also a tired
laborer , lolling at full length on the top
of the hay cart , half asleep , and with
his battered felt hat slouched over his
face to keep off the rays of th3 sun.
What he did not see was the laborer's
alert descent from his billowy couch as
soon as the cart turned the corner , nor
the grin on the wagoner's face as a
golden sovereign was passed from his
"mate's" hand to his own ; and what
he did not hear was the laborer's song
sung in a musical voice , too as he
lurched across the quiet fields towards
the not distant coast. The refrain of
that song was peculiar for a bucolic
"They don't know everything down In
One week after our wedding day an
epistle reached my wife , the audacity
of which simply overwhelmed us. We
read and reread it , and finally indulged
In a hearty laugh over it. It was word
ed as follows :
"June 18th , 18 .
"My Dear Coz. I'm open to a com
promise ; tell your lawyers so. I will
make over Forest Lea to you I don't
care to live there and you will pay me ,
say , half of the income. In the ab
sence of the will which Fort asserts
was made by our uncle , but which he
has never produced. I can of course
claim the whole. But we are cousins ,
and I don't wish to be hard on you.
The old governor ought to have left
you something , If he didn't.
"Messrs. Smithson and Wright , of
Russell street , Russell square , have in
structions from me to negotiate the
matter with your solicitors the Row-
tons , I suppose and the sooner it is
settled the better. Your affectionate
cousin , Charles Branscombe.
"N. B. I consider my proposal a
very liberal one. "
"What will you do ? " I asked Nona
"I should like him to have what he
asks for , " she replied , looking timidly
at me. "Forest Lea will be safe then
that is what my uncle was anxious
about and poor Charlie will not be
tempted to do wrong again. "
"Perhaps not , " I assented dryly.
"We are so rich" my wife's hand
stole out to mine "and so so happy ! "
she said , with that exquisite blush of
hers ; "we don't want all that money ,
do we ? "
"I want nothing but you , darling , " I
answered. "You shall do as you like
with the rest. "
"Thank you , " she returned fervently.
-"Then you will write , will you not , and
tell Mr. Rowton to have it all settled
with these people ? I have been so un
happy about Charlie ; it has been the
one drawback to all my my happiness ,
Sidney" the tears were in her eyes
"the thought of Charlie , outcast and
disinherited and miserable. You know
we were little children together ; and
poverty for Charlie'would mean tempt
ation. Now , with an income , he can
marry and settle down , and "
"And you are sure you did not re
gret that you "
"Quite quite sure. Oh , Sidney , how
can you be so foolish ? " murmured my
wife , with her head on my shoulder.
"You don't know how jealous" I have
been of your cousin Charlie , " I con
fessed. "I could not believe in my own
happiness it seemed too great ; and
you will admit that I had some ground
for my doubts and suspicions. "
"You were very foolish and very
blind , " repeated my wife. "Charlie
and I were nothing more than brother
and sister. "
' 'Did he never ask you to be some
thing more ? " I inquireu. "That day ,
when I met you together , for in
stance ? "
"You have no right to ask me such
questions , " Nona replied with dignity ;
"and if you please , we will talk busl-
"Yog , we will talk business , " I as
sented. "Do you know , my dearest ,
that In the present phase of the affair ,
It is Mr. Branscombe who gives you
the half of Forest Lea not you who
give it to him. Without the will , which
clearly he does not intend to surren
der , he Is the possessor of the estate. "
"Does it matter ? " asked my wife.
"No , " I answered , shrugging my
shoulders. "It is simply a detail. "
"And there will be nothing to pre
vent the compromise ? " asked this de
termined little woman , anxiously.
"Nothing excepting the restitution
of the will. You could not , in that case ,
give away anything. "
"Then I hope it will never be re
stored. In fact , " said my wife with
emphasis , "I would not receive it ; I
would destroy it. "
"Then you must * not take me Into
your confidence , " I , laughed. "I can't
have anything to do with "compounding
a felony. "
* * * *
Nona was never tempted to carry
her threat into execution. Charlie
Branscombe's troublesome career came
to a sudden end by the bursting of an
overcharged rifle on a hunting expedi
tion ; and amongst the papers handed
over to us by a foreign banker was the
It was not without some natural
tears to his memory that his faithful-
hearted cousin accepted at last her in
heritance ; and , if she is now consoled
by the fair bright face of a young Har
old Branscombe Fort , who , as second
son , is to be the heir as he is the
namesake of the good old colonel , she
still loves to trace in the frank , deli
cate features a likeness to the lost
playmate of her youth.
And I am no longer jealous.
( The End. )
CURIOUS PETS FOR WOMEN.
Some minds are strikingly original ,
even in the choice of pets. Certainly
this was the case with the wife of a
gentleman farmer who made a pet of a
pig. The animal lost its mother early ,
and the lady , taking pity on the little
orphan , bore it off to the kitchen ,
where she succeeded by the aid of a
feeding bottle , in rearing it.
The pig became a great pet , and
used to follow its owner like a dog. It
could hardly have been its outward at
traction that won her heart ; it must
have been its qualities which endeared
it to her.
Another very singular pet was that
of a frog , which was tamed by a young
girl in the country and would come out
from under the leaves at her approach
to be fed with a strawberry.
A lady who was confined to her room
had a fowl which , before her illness ,
was a constant companion. It used to
be regularly brought to her room every
morning to see her and be fed by her
own hands , and allowed to take a
short walk about her room.
Another member of the feminine
gender actually made a pet of a tur
key , and declared it should "never be
eaten , but die in its own good time , "
which it did of old age.
A much more extraordinary instance
of a strange pet , for a woman , at any
rate , was where an old lady so far
overcame the natural repugnance of
her sex as to tame a mouse which had
been caught in her store cupboard. So
successful was her treatment that at
last the tiny animal would take crumbs
from its mistress' fingers. Woman's
THE BEST OF IT.
And SJil : Lovely "Woman Is Clamoring :
for Her Rights.
Every man has his day ; but thanks
to his gallantry , woman has every day.
If reasonably indulgent , she is mis
tress of her destiny. She has her fin
ger in all sorts of pie , writes Jean Potage -
tage in the Boston Home Journal. Her
sins are forgiven her. If she murders
a man who has failed to treat her like
the perfect lady she was not , the jury
is pretty apt to acquit her , taking into
consideration the naughtiness of the
man. On the other hand if she treats
a man nastily , and he does her quietus
make with a large bodkin , twelve good
men and true disbelieve his story and
order him to the scaffold. If she sues
her lover for breach of promise , she
gets at least a part of what she sues
for. If he eties her he gets the ha-ha
from all the newspapers. In case of a
quarrel in which she is to blame , stfe
has a court of last resort which is
closed to mankind she can always
shed tears when she finds things are
not going her way. If she loses a
part of woman's glory her golden
locks she may piece out the remain
der with some adroitly commingled
curls , to the eternal deception of th"e
public , and so never hear the remarks
of derision turned toward her bald-
headed husband. If she's an actress
she can play Juliet and Hamlet both ,
while the male Thespian , though he
may make a better Hamlet ; is preclud
ed by public prejudice and an insipient
black beard from ever looking at the
moonlight and asking Romeo where
fore he is Romeo. And still she asks
: or her "rights" and seeks for "power. "
The first person who asked for the
earth , and then scolded because it was
not fried on both sides and turned
over , must have been of the sex that
brought Adam to grief with an apple
An industrious man with good sense
doesn't have to depend upon luck.
Comfort ! mid I'rlvllejios for Those lie
In opening "classification wards'
the Fulham guardians have taken
notable departure and the result ol
their experiment will be watched will
interest , says the London Telegraph
Prior to 1895 the inmates of work
houses were only classified according
to age and without reference to char
acter or past career. In January ol
that year the local government boart
Issued a circular directing that so fai
as circumstances permitted there mighl
be a subdivision of the Jnmates with
reference to their moral character anc
behavior or their previous habits. Th <
Fulham guardians appointed a com
mittee , which has drawn up a scheme
and a large company attended at the
workhouse in Fulham Palace road re
cently , when practical effect was giver
to the chief recommendation of the
committee. The Rev. P. S. G. Pro-
pert , the chairman of the board , ex
plained that two comfortable and well-
furnished wards are henceforth to b (
provided for the separate accommoda
tion of the aged and deserving poor
only. About sixty men and about the
same number of women have beer
selected as worthy to be included in
this class. All are over C5 years of age ,
have fallen on evil days through no
fault of their own , and until compelled
to seek the shelter of the workhouse ,
led respectable lives. In the case oi
the men , many have lived in the parish
nearly all their lives and several have
been rate-payers for a long series of
years. They will , so long as their con
duct is good , enjoy certain privileges
of increased leave of absence , separate
wards , a garden reserved for their sole
use and a smoking room for the men.
The dietary meantime remains the
same as in the other parts of the house ,
but it is hoped the local government
board may in this respect allow certain
Knovrs IThen It Is Golug to Rain and
Ulakes for Shelter.
The tortise is not an animal one
would naturally fix upon as likely to be
afraid of rain , but it is singularly so.
Twenty-four hours or more before rain
falls the Gallapagos tortoise makes for
some convenient shelter. On a bright ,
clear morning , when not a cloud is to
be seen , the denizens of a tortoise farm
on the African coast may sometimes be
seen heading for the nearest overhangIng -
Ing rocks. When that happens the pro
prietor knows that rain will come down
during the day , and as a rule it comes
down in torrents. The sign never fails.
This pre-sensation , or whatever you
may call it , which exists in many birds
and beasts may be explained partly
from the increasing weight of the at
mosphere when rain is forming , partly
by habits of living and partly from the
need of moisture which is shared by
all. If we want to find a country where
nature has turned things topsy-turvy
that is , according to our notion we
must go to Australia. Many things are
reversed in that country. It is sum
mer there while it is winter in Amer
ica. Trees shed their bark instead of
' , heir leaves ; fruit has the stone or
kernel outside ; swans are black ; there
is a species of fly that kills and eats
the spider , and a fish , called the climb
ing perch , that walks deliberately out
of the water and , with the aid of its
fins , climbs the adjacent trees after the
insects that infest them.
By n New Process Made as Onlclcly as
Heretofore it has not been possible
to make a radiograph as quickly as a
photograph. Ordinarily from one to
three minutes are required to make a
satisfactory radiograph of a hand. Mr.
E. W. Caldwell , however , has brought
the achievements of the X-ray pretty
close to those of white light. In the
New York Electrical Review he pub
lishes two reproductions of radio
graphs ; one made in one-five-thou
sandth of a second , the other in six-
teen-thirty-fourths of a second ; the
latter is strong and brilliant. These
pictures were made without any new or
unusual method , but it was , of course ,
necessary to use very efficient tubes
and exciting apparatus , and to develop
the negative with care. The exciting
apparatus consisted of a good , oil-in
sulated induction coil , giving a four-
teen-inch spark , and a liquid inter
rupter making thirty-four breaks per
second. Current from the Edison
mains at 117 volts was used. The neg
atives were made on celluloid films laid
face down upon a calcium tungstate
screen. As celluloid offers much less
resistance to X-rays than glass , the
51m so arranged utilized the fluorescent
screen to the greatest advantage.
Friend of Dickens Dead.
London Correspondence to Chicago
Record : An old friend of Charles Dick
ens has just died. His name was John
Chipperfield and he held the post of
lampman and subsequently lamp inspector
specter at the Tilbury railway station.
Dickens , who was a frequent traveler
from London to Tilbury on the South
End railroad , made his acquaintance
and spent many an. hour with him.
He immortalized Chipperfield as Lamps
in the Christmas number of All Year
Round , entitled "Mugby Junction. "
A Valnable Find.
A lad of Rhaiard , Wales , while look
ing for foxes on the hills the other daj
discovered a gold ring , a gold armlet
and a gold necklet. Mr. Reed of the
British museum pronounces the arti-
? les to be distinctly Celtic , of exquisite
workmanship and of great antiquity , at
least 1,000 years old. According to the
btw of treasure-trove , the boy will re-
wive the full antiquarian value of the
articles , less 20 per cent.
The Si'ptnmhcr Atlmtlr.
President Charles Kendall Adams
opens the September Atlantic with a
review of "The Irresistible Tendencies , "
the spirit of the ages , the great move
ments of centuries or generations ,
which change the face of the world ;
instancing chiefly the spirit of Individ
ualism , to which he attributes the won
derful advances in liberty and progress
of the last four hundred years. He
claims that the fundamental fact is
that the whole of this vast movement
Is the advance of civilization upon bar
barism. He maintains that it is the
ever irresistible encroachment of the
modern spirit upon the spirit of an
tiquity ; electricity driving out the rush
light ; the white man ever civilizing
the red man or pushing him out of
the way. And this great movement
is in the interests of a larger and a
richer and a higher humanity.
"Western Intvllrctiml I'rotlucts.
"The Farmer's Cheerful Helper" is
the title of a book for which a copy
right has been granted to the author ,
G. W. Hamilton of DCS Moines.
Patents have been allowed but not
yet issued as follows : To W. II. Lyon
and J. C. Wallich , of Creston , la. , for
a mail pouch that is adapted to be
opened and closed quicker than the old
style and when closed and locked ne-
cess to the contents without a key is
impossible except by cutting a flex
ible part thereof. To W.D. Weir of Gilmore -
more City , la. , for a portable and trans
formable hoisting machine. A mast
is mounted on T truck , a boom swiveled -
eled to the mast and means for oper
ating it , a crane mounted on the truck
and means for swinging it horizontally
and vertically and a fork adapted for
lifting corn shocks detachably con
nected therewith and all the parts so
arranged and combined that they can
be readily adjusted to transform the
machine to adapt it to be used advan
tageously in doing various kinds of
hard work on a rarm.
Authors and inventors entitled to
protection for their intellectual pro
ducts pursuant to our copyright and
Patent laws can consult us in person
or by letter without charge.
THOMAS G. ORWIG ,
J. RALPH ORWIG ,
REUBEN G. ORWIG.
Des Moines , la. , Aug. 19 , ' 99.
It is still undecided whether fishing
for suckers is an obtuse or an acute
Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is a constitutional cure. Price. 75c.
To what deep gulfs a single devia
tion from the track of human duties
General Manager Underwood of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad , has a plan
to unify and simplify the tit'.s of of
ficials. Several of the officers have
duties to perform which are not shown
by their official designation , and on
July 1st the following changes will ba
made : Harvey Middleton , now gen
eral superintendent of motive power ,
will be mechanical superintendent in
charge of all shops , and the construc
tion of and repairs to locomotives and
cars. David Lee , engineer mainte
nance of way , lines west of Ohio river ,
will be superintendent maintenance of
way , trans-Ohio division , and D. A.
Williams will be superintendent of
1'lrasant , I'alatahle , ! otcnt.
Easy to l.uy. casj totaVe. easy In a-tlon. easy in
rcvults-Cascarots CnmlyCa'liartlc.lilfiil lltrr regulator
later and Intestinal tonic. All ilnijTKNt * , 10".2 > VKKr.
At a temperance gathering held in a
cathedral city in the south of England
the chairman thought it desirable to
reply to an attack which had been
made upon him in the local press.
"My opponent , " said he , "calls me an
ascetic. I hurl the accusation back in
lis teeth. I have been a total abstainer
from my birth. "
FITS Permanently Curert.
flrst day's iis-e if Dr. Kline's Urenr Nerve He torer.
Bend for FKKK SJJ.OO trial bottle and treatUe.
LnR. ) . II. KLIXE , Ltd. , 'J31 Arch St. , 1 hia ! < lelhia , pa.
If there is any peisun whom you
dislike , that is the one of whom you
should never speak. Cecil.
Mr1 ? . WitiBlow's Soothlnp : Syrnp.
? orchildren teethlnjr , sotten'j the Riitrg , reduces lc ?
lamination , allays pain , cures \7lndcolic. 2cabotta !
Sailors are noted for their strange
pets gathered in all corners of the
world , but of all animals they love ,
the cat holds the foremost place in
Are Ton Using : Allen's Foot-Kane ?
It is the only cure for Swollen ,
Smarting , Burning , Sweating Feet.
Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's
Foot-Ease , a powder to be shaken into
the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe
Stores , 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad-
diess Allen S. Olmsted , LeRoy , N. Y.
Any feeling that takes a man away
from his home is a traitor to the
household. H. W. Beecher.
The man who marries a telephone
girl soon becomes familiar with the
central form of government.
In idleness there is a perpetual des
WILL KEEP YOU DRY.
Don't be fcoled with a tn-ckintosh
or rubter coat. If jou v-antacoat
that lll keep you dry in the hard
est storm buy the Fish Brand
Slicker. If not for sale in jour
town , write for catalogue to
A. J. TOWER. Boston. Mass.
9J2XI2K inches , \v
to any one return
' > aie you BIG del
T. M. ROBERTS' SU
Sick headache. Food doesn't di
gest v/cll , appetite poor , bowels con
stipated , tongue coated. It's your
liver ! Averts Pills are liver pills ,
easy and safe. They cure dyspep
sia , biliousness. 25c. All Druggists.
Want your moustache or beinl a bountiful
brown or rich lilnclc ? Than use
BUCKINGHAM'S DYE SA
en crs. o' Dnuocmt , on n. p mil A Co NAIHU * . n M
The most costly parliament in
Europe is that of Franco. It cost $1-
500,000 a year.
Do Your Foot Aclio mxl Itnrii ?
Shake into your fahocs Allen's Foot-
Ease , a powder for the feet. It makes
tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Cures
Corns , Bunions , Swollen , Hot and
Sweating Feet. At nil Druggists and
Shoe Stores. 23c. Sample sent FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted. LeRoy , N. Y.
A kind heart is a fountain of glad
ness , making everything in its vicinity
to freshen into smiles. Washington
Item ) , IjuiKh and I.ctirn.
When luiyiug a imc-kn o of "Faultless
Stnrch" nsk 3'our grocer for the hook that
goes with it froo. It will all'onl you lots
of amusement nnd add to your stock of
knowledge. All grocers hell it , lOc.
A planter in Yazoo county , MissiH-
sppi , reposes faith in the katydid as
predictor of frost. He says the katy
did began to play his littel fiddle this
year about June fi , and that if the first
frost comes in just four months from
that time , "as it surely will , " it will
so reduce the cotton crop that it will
bring a good price and good times in
the south will follow.
An industrious man with good sense
doesn't have to depend upon luck.
The debilitating drains and
discharges which weaken so
many women are caused by Ca-
tanh of the distinctly feminine
organs. The sufferer may call
her trouble Leuchorrhoea , or
Weakness , or Female Disease or
some other name , but the real'
trouble is catarrh of the female
organs and nothing else.
nently cures this and all othei
forms of Catarrh. It : s a positive
specific for female troubles
caused by catarrh of the delicate
i lining of the organs peculiar to
women. 11 always cures if used
persistently. It'is prompt and
The microbes that cause chills and
fever and malaria enter the system
through mucous membranes made
porous by catarrh. Pc-ru-na heals
the mucous membranes and pre
vents the entrance of malarial
germs , thus preventing and curing
Ladies Plush Cape
' of Silt's seal clu < ; h. lined with serge and in-
srlinsd , entire garment heavily embroidered v.itli
jet beads ar.d soutache
/ \ traid , hijh storm collar
/ 5v-i ) } and both fronts trim-
f'Mt&3 med with Ihicct Fur.
Length 30 inches.
This 5s but one of
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