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THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , JULY 25 ,
: fl'GRADY , THE
By J. W. GARY . . .
Copyright , JfOt. liu J. IK , Cwv
O'Grady , the nlghthawk , roused with
a Btart as the swinging doors of the
saloon were flung outward.
"Keb ! Keb , Bor ? " And he soiled the
The man looked critically at the
ehaky vehicle nud the botiy horse and
I ottered an imprecation ne ho turned to
the two' other turn Issuing from the
saloon and supporting between them
n third and much younger man.
"Only thing In sight , " he murmured"
Viciously , then turned to O'Grady.
"Can that bag of bones travel five
miles tonight ? "
"Yls , eor , " exclaimed the nlghthawk ,
springing down and throwing open the
rickety door of the cab. "lie's bctther
thin he looks : there's a hnpe av folght
in him yit. "
The cabman sized up the party. Dig
Dolton , the gambler , he knew. The two
men with the youth he recognized an
hangers on of the gambling resorts , al
ways ready for any scheme. As for the
boy , he was a handsome young fellow ,
in spite of flushed face and bloodshot
eyes , and the cut of his evening suit
and fur llrsod coat showed 'plainly
enough that iuv b u man of wealth.
"A folne lookin' lad.J' soliloquized
O'Grady , "an * a prltty penny It'll cost
him to see the town with Big Dolton
os guide. "
As the boy WIIH helped Into the cab
. he said thickly : "Where are wo going ?
I don't want to go home yet the
night's young. I'm not a kid , nor
drunk either "
"Of coutse you're not drunk , " au-
Bwercd the gambler soothingly , "and If
you don't want to go home I'll take you
to a quiet little place where we can
have a game of draw : no percentage to ,
the bank or loaded dice against you. "
"All right. " answered the boy eager
ly. "Come on ; the money b-burns In
'my pocket. "
Waiting until the three were safely
wltWn the cab , the gambler In a low
voicegave O'Grady the directions.
After driving for nearly an hour the
address was reached. It was in a thin
ly populated part of the city , and
O'Grady turned Into a street but re
cently thrown open. Fumbling In his
pocket , the gambler drew forth a roll
of bills , from which he extracted a V ,
remarking carelessly as he did so :
"There's your fare. That's all. "
"Hold on , " said the boy impulsively
as be reached the sidewalk , and Pat
noticed that his voice was clearer and
firmer. "Your horse must be pretty
, well winded. Let me add this. " And
he slipped another bill Into Pat's hand.
As his fares disappeared Pat lit a
match and discovered that the young
man's tip had been a ten dollar bill.
He-Jumped on to the box and started
cheerily down the street ; then , with a
sudden impulse , he pulled Billy almost
to his haunches.
"Phwhat wull tlmt black haired divil
be afther doln * to the lad ? " he mur
mured. "He give me tin dollars , an'
Oi'll not lave him there to be mur-
thered most lolkely. "
Covering his patient horse , he stole
back to the house , which he recognized
as the one roomed shanty used by the
contractor for an office when the street
was being graded. Lights burned with
in , and Pat caught the murmur of
voices , but something had been bung
over the windows , and twice he made
the circuit of the house before he de
termined on a line of action.
"Howly St Patrick , but phwat a
shpot to bring a young b'y. The sons
av divlls molght cut his throat , an'
he'd not be found in the month.
Pat was studying the ridgepole. A
low shed , or lean-to , reached from a
point within n few.feet of the ground
to the eaves of the shanty , and near
the ridgepole was a square , dark spot.
With a prayer to the Virgin and every
saint he could recall , Pat drew himself
up to this dark square , a window
frame guiltless of glass. A minute
later be was crawling , snhkellke , over
the rafters of the attic toward a gleam
Reaching the light , he drew back
suddenly , for he found himself looking
squarely down on Big Dolton. It took
but a few seconds for the experienced
nighthowk to grasp the situation. The
room was newly furnished , even to the
lamp brackets on the wall. Big Dolton
had spotted his victim and lured him to
this promising lair.
Wheb Pat returned to his post of ob-
'servatlon , the boy was winning , and
'bis flushed face and quick breathing
showed how skillfully ( the sharks were
playing him. Gradually the stakes
were increased , and the lad began to
lose , until all his money and a check
for a large amount lay on the table.
Pat saw the gambler , as he dealt ,
drop two cards from the pack into his
lap ; then , as if feeling In his pocket
for n match , turn them over with his
sleeve. Next they were skillfully hand
ed to the fellow on the right , but at
that point the carefully arranged plan
failed. The gambler's tool fumbled
the cards awkwardly , and one dropped
to the floor , striking Van Elston's shoe.
The young fellow glanced down Just in
time to see the trickster pick It up and
place it In his hand.
Trembling like a leaf , he rose slowly
from his seat ami laid his hand four
kings face up upon the table.
"The pot's mine ! " he burst out In a
voice choked with anger and excite
ment. "That fellow Blowser is a
cheat ! He's got six cards. 1 saw him
pick nn ace up off the floor ! "
' Hold on , Van Elston , " said the gam
bler in a cold , hard voice , and his eyci
( glittered as ho spoke. "Don't UBO such
ugly words. These men are gentlemen
and my friends. It's a show down ,
and the best hand takes the pot. What
have you got , Blowser ? "
The stool pigeon , his face flushed
with annoyance at his blunder , with
out a word laid five cards down before
him four aces and a queen.
"He's a swindler ! " cried f.io boy.
"By heaven , I believe you all are swln-
dlers. The pot's mine , and I'll have
It ! ' And his right hand went down to
his hip pocket.
"Stop ! " hissed the gambler , and the
excited boy looked across the table
straight down into the muzzle of a
choked revolver. "Put your hands on
the table. " /
" 1 won't ! " screamed the boy.
Crash 1 A heavy body shot down
through the battered ceiling amid a
shower of plaster and broken lathe
straight upon the broad neck and
shoulders of the gambler , smashing
his chair beneath him and burling him
to the ground. Out of the chaos and
above the bang of the revolver , the bul
let from 'Which whizzed baimlesBly
into the floor , Van Elston heard a
strong Irish voice shout out to him :
"Klvcr the ithcr two sphalpccns , me
b'y ! Knpe thlm klvered an' blow their
dirty heads off If they thry to move !
Ol'll w-r-r-rlng the neck nv1 this inur
therln' bla'guard , Ol wulll"
Van Elston , encouraged by the
friendly shout , leaped quickly back
ward , drew bis revolver and ordered
the other two men , who had sprung In
tenor toward the door , to hold their
hands above their heads and turn their
faces to the wall.
Over and over Pat and the gambler
rolled like two ferocious bulldogs fight
ing to the death , Pat's left hand grip
ping like an Iron vise Big Dolton's
right , which still grasped the revolver ,
while the long , bony fingers of his own
right hand were twisted with a
strangled grip about the gambler's
throat. The table and chairs were over
turned and the floor was _ littered with
fragments of plaster and broken laths ,
among which the two men writhed ,
one panting like a laboring locomotive
and the other , blue in the face and al
most breathless from the deathlike
grip about his throat , still struggling
faintly to free his pistol hand.
"Dhrap it ! Dbrup it , 01 say , or
Ol'll thwlst yer bloody head clane off
yer neck ! " And as he put all his re
maining strength into one more vigor
ous shake the fight came to an end ,
the gambler's bead fell back , his hand
relaxed , the revolver dropped to the
floor , and Pat , withdrawing his stiff
ened fingers from the discolored neck ,
slowly rose from the senseless form of
"Be gorrah , mo b'y , it wor a close
shave yez had. " His breath came In
Jerks. "Don't yez know enough not
tojftry an' pull yer gun whin a man
ha # th'dhrap on yez loike thot ? "
t JJ | didn't care , " answered the boy , re-
aJjaiHg" for the first time how near he
haoTjecn to death. "Who are you any
way ? "
"Who am Ol ? " answered Pat in gasps.
"Shure an' Oi believe Oi must be th'
wholto winged angel thot looks afther
foolish b'ys. "
It was the work of but a few mo
ments , to disarm and banish the gam
bler's cowed assistants. Then , gatherIng -
Ing up his money and check , young
Van Elston meekly followed the re
doubtable O'Grady from the shanty ,
leaving Big Dolton to recover at his
Just what passed between O'Grady
and his youthful companion on that
homeward ride no one knows , but cer
tain it is that Van Elston no longer
plays cards for money. Neither is
O'Grady to be found on the list of
licensed backmcn , for he acts as h cad
coachman in the Van Elston stables ,
while patient Billy Is pensioned off as
a reward for the part he played on the
"Small Talk" and Real TalU.
The privilege of having some one
with whom we may exchange'n few
ratjonal words every day , as Emerson
phrases it , is the choicest gift in life.
We are rich in society and yet poor in
companionship. In the overflow of
chatter we are starved for conversa
tion. Social life is so largely an affair
" * of representation , it Inclines so largely
to the spectacular and to what Its
chroniclers designate as "social func
tions , " that the element of conversa
tional intercourse is almost eliminated.
Yet , primarily , IB not that the supreme
object of all friendly meeting ? When
we reduce to first principles this com-
ilex thing called living , do we not go
: o our friend solely to talU with him ?
Do we not invite him solely that we
may exchange Ideas and compare views
on subjects of mutual interest ? Still ,
as things go , people meet all through
a season in the midst of groups and
throngs at dinners , receptions , enter
tainments of all kind without exchang
ing one word in the way of true Inter
course. Home and Flowers.
Declined to Meet Victoria.
Mr. Samuel Young was the only Irish
Nationalist member of parliament who
accepted an invitation to the jubilee
garden party at Windsor in 1807 , says
the London News. The late Queen Vic
toria had been informed that no Irish
Nationalist members were among her
guests. It subsequently transpired that
Mr. Young was present , whereupon the
queen expressed her desire that ho
should be presented. Search was made
for Mr. Young , who was at last discov
ered in one of the picture galleries. He
was Informed of the queen's gracious
command that he should he ushered'
Into the royal presence. Ho paused
and then , with au intense seriousness
of manner , said : "No , no. I have al
ready brought matters to a dangerous
crisis by my attendance here today. It
Is wiser and more prudent that the
queen and I should not meet much
better for her majesty and much better
NOTABLE MAN HUNTS
HOW CRIMINALS HAVE BEEN CHASED
TO THE ENDS OF EAfVTH.
Ilcnuan , Wlio Toned nn Mine. 1'nttl'a
A rent , Cheated Jnitlca by Death.
nelciitlenB Rnerio of the P He In
Tracking Counterfeiter * .
There hove been many long pursuits
of criminals , great In the distance trav
eled , the obstacles overcome and the
persistence of the pursuing officers , but
that of Sergeant Wood of the Natal
( South Africa ) police Is doubtless n
record breaker. The man sought by
Sergeant Wood was charged with em
bezzling largo sums of money at PIo-
termarltzburg. Ho "i got nway from
South' Xfrlcn and went to New York.
Although the detective had informa
tion as to where his quarry was hid
ing.- yet ho hnd'flrfltito visit London to
obtain the necessary extradition pa
pers. Then he hurried to America and
with the aimistance of the United States
police ran down'hls1 man. ' liy the UiLe
he had reached Marltzburg ho had been
traveling hard for nearly three months
and had covered nearly 21,000 miles.
One of the sternest chases of recent
years was after Leys Darrcll , formerly
sergeant in the Seventh United States
cavalry. Darrcll enlisted at the begin
ning of the Spanish-American war and
distinguished himself at Cuba. There
he fell In love with a pretty Spanish
girl and beggared himself In buying
finery for his sweetheart To obtain
more money he robbed and murdered
a companion inanus named Crouch.
He then fled.
A detective named Dupuy was put
upon the murderer's track and , finding
a clew , started for New Orleans. He
was right In his surmise that Darrcll
had gone there , but when he arrived '
the bird had flown. He had left on n I
British mule transport for South Afri
ca. Dupuy took train for New York ,
fast boat for Southampton , rushed by )
rail across Europe , caught a boat of !
the German East African line and
finally arrived at Belra , in Portuguese
There he waited like a spider for a
fly , and Just as Darrcll was fancying
himself safe from pursuit he pounced
upon him. Later on the detective de
posited his prisoner safely in Castle
William Jail In New York. He had
traveled In all 31,000 miles and spent
$4,250 in the chase.
One of the most astonishing crim
inals England ever produced was a
man named Benson , who began oper
ations In London with two confeder
ates. He organized a series of swin
dling companies. In the city , while he
himself , pretending to be an invalid ,
lived In the greatest luxury In the Isle
of Wight. lie posed as a great phi
lanthropist , was foremost In rlfnrltable
works and went Into the very best
society. By dint of bribing certain
officers of the law he lived for some
years on the proceeds of his swindles.
But one day the crash came. He was
arrested , sentenced and got a long term
in Portsmouth Jail.
No sooner was he out than ho was at
his old tricks again. These culminated
in Switzerland , where he managed to
gain the affections of the daughter of
'tin English officer. Through her he In
duced her father to trust him with the
Investment of his entire capital , some
$35,000. He bolted with the money.
Chased across Europe , a detective
caught him at Bremen. To avoid bean-
dal the victim promised not to prose
cute if Benson would give up the
money. The latter did so and jleft for
America. Hardly was the vessel out
of sight before It was discovered that
the bundle of scrip the thief had
banded over was worth at most $100.
Followed across the Atlantic , Benson -
son escaped to Mexico , where he made
5,000 by passing himself off as Mme.
Pattl's agent and selling forged con
cert tickets. ' By this time his photo
graph was in almost ever police bu
reau in the world. Yet he dodged and
twisted under a .dozen aliases and was
heard of in almost every South Amer
ican state before a clever New York
detective ran him down in Rio after a
two years' hunt
Even then he cheated justice. Land
ed in prison in New York , he walked
upstairs , chatting nmlnbly to bis Jailer.
Suddenly he made a spring and jumped
clean over the banister. He was picked
up with a broken back and died that
The police never exhibit more relent
less energy than in hunting down a
coiner. A coiner's crime Is against
government and so the whole forces
of the state are against him. The
United States suffers far more from
coiners than England docs and Is
proportionately keen to run down such
offenders. Early in 1000 a man named
Hastings was surprised in his work
shop , from which he had Issued ninny
thousands of small silver colus-4)ut he
was too quick for his would bo cap
tors and escaped. No fewer than seven
secret service men were put on his
track. The remarkable fact is that
Hastings never attempted to leave the
Ellfer , one of the detectives , got a
hint that a stranger was In the woods.
He took a blanket and some food and
hid himself In a thicket. Very early
in the morning Hastings passed , carry
ing n bag of food , Ellfer tracked him
to his refuge and saw that the forger
was armed. He waited some distance
away in hiding. When night came ,
Hastings came out with a dark lan
tern and searched every bush near his
hiding place. At last he was satisfied
and \Vent back. So soon as Ellfer felt
sure the man was asleep ho crept up
and \\nil \ \ the handcuffs on him before
ho could awake. On the way to the
jail Hastings told his captor that he
had seen him on ten different occa
sions and had once , In Cincinnati , been
within three feet of him in a theater.
In architecture the Uoinatm Imitated
the ( JroekH and Imitated them without
appreciating the simplicity of gran
deur. They introduced clrcU'H and nog-
inentH of clrok'H In place of the simple ,
restful lines coursing horizontally
around the building. They raised col-
umfiH which supported nothing Hlmpy |
for the Make of oniament ; the dune be
hind the pediment took away KB sig
nificance and removed from It the Idea
of pressure ; they adopted the nomlclr-
cular arch , which broke the entabla
ture and the Idea of ttolldlty and thuo
destroyed the fundamental Idea of the
Greek simplicity without mitmtltuting
any of their own.
When the Hoinnn style wan removed
to Constantinople , the Byzantium rev
eled In arch and cupola , but without
diademing the real object of the arch.
The circular arch distributed the weight
of the wull. They refused It the prop
er ofllco , made It an ornament and con
cealed the real support of the weight ;
consequently In the Byzantine rrtylo
we have the domes and cupolas repre
senting the weight with no visible support -
port and arches multiplied at caprice
with nothing to support. London Tub-
IT * neaooned Wronir.
"It's all knowing how to reason , "
iiald the Plttsburg man an he sighed
in n sorrowful way.
"I owned a IIOUHO and lot In a town
In our state and was getting n good
rent for them when a congregation built
n church right on the line. I reasoned
it out that the place was spoiled , and
when 1 was offered three-fifths of Its
former value I made haste to close the
deal. I potted myself on the back over
that bit of good luck. "
"And wasn't It good luck ? "
"Not a bit of It. I'm a clean thou
sand dollars out of pocket for reason
ing hind end to. The chap who bought
my place had twin babies , a piano , n
fiddle and n barking dog , and the con
gregation hadn't occupied tlmt church
over four Sundays when It raised a
purse and bought him out for twlco
the value of the place. " Boston Globe.
The Ornnnr Ontnnff.
It is a most interesting sight to
watch nn orang outang- make its way
through the jungle. It walks slowly ,
along the larger branches In n semi-
erect attitude , this being apparently
caused by the length of Its arms and
the shortness of its legs. It Invariably
selects those branches which Intermin
gle with those of a neighboring tree ,
on approaching which It stretches out
its long arms , and , grasping the boughs
opposite , seems first to shake them us
If to test their strength , and then de
liberately swings Itself across to the
next branch , which it walks along ns
before. It docs not Jump or spring ns
monkeys usually do , and never appears
to hurry Itself unless some real danger
presents. Yet in spite of its apparently
slow movements it gets along far
quicker than n person running through
the forest beneath.
A Stroke of Ili
A writer who was very intimate with
Frank II. Stockton Bays that when the
Stockton family lived In Bucks county ,
Pa. , 'Frank and his brother had a dog
which they trained solely to hunt cats.
The brothers were overhauled one day
by a farmer whose cat they wore chas
ing. To placate the farmer they gave
him a dollar for a pig , which they took
home. By driving away their father's
pigs nt feeding time they soon made
their own the fattest pig in the pen and
Bold him at a profit of ? 7. Frank R.
Stockton always considered the deal a
tribute to his business acumen.
IIIn Lawyer' * Fee * .
A London workman , having had a
Bum of money left him by the death of
his father , went to see his solicitor ,
who had the matter In hand for a final
The bill of costs having been pre
sented to him , the man glanced over
the figures and- thinking thc charges
were excessively heavy , turned to his
legal adviser and exclaimed in aston
"Ma father left his money to me , not
to ye ! " Peurflon's Weekly.
How He Walked.
A sergeant drill instructor was en ?
deavoring to make clear to the recruits
he was drilling the meaning of the
word "smartly. "
He walked across the square in the
manner the word indicates. "Now ,
men , tell me how I walk ? "
One raw recruit almost paralyzed the
sergeant by blurting out : . '
"Bowlegged , sergeant. " Regiment.
HIM * It Happened.
Customer Look here ! You said that
borne you sold me was fast.
Dealer-No ; I didn't. '
"You said your man drove the horse
to Slopbury , twenty miles , and you
went by train , and the horse got there
before you did. "
"Yes , but I didn't start till two days
Two Clarnrn For a Quarter.
Hoax What do you mean by giving
me M cigar like this ? What did you
pay for It ?
Joax Two for n quarter.
Hoax I'll bet you kept the twenty
cent one. Philadelphia Record.
Knew -Where He Clot It.
Doctor ( thoughtfully ) 1 fear you
have some sort of poison In your sys
Patient Shouldn't wonder. What
was that last stuff you gave me ?
The longer a man argues to make a
woman see the reason of a thing the
surer she Is to trust her instinct about
it New York Press.
The quarrels over "principle" are the
meanest and most bitter In the world.
the Beer of Good Cheer.
It will stand the closest examination. And the
best test lit the drinking of It , It proves its
purity and high quality to all who drink it.
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Bend 16c for puck of flno playing enrdi ,
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OKLAHOMA CITY ,
DENISON , 1
And principal points In Texas and the South-
west. This train IB new throughout and J
made np of the finest equipment , provided
with electric lights and all other modem
traveling conveniences. It runs via our now
Red River Division.
Every appliance known to modern cac
building and railroading Jaa been employed tip
In the make-up of this service , Including ' '
Cafe Observation Cars *
under the management of Fred. Harvey.
Full Information as to rates and all details of
a trip via this new route will bo cheerfully
furnished , upon application , by any representative
On November 5tb , and 19th , and
December 3rd , and 17th , the Missouri
Pacific Railway will sell tickets to cer
tain points in the South , Southeast , and
Southwest , at the rate of one fare for
the round trip , plus $3 00 , Final re
turn limit 21 days from date of sale.
Fast Time and Superior Through Ser
vice. Reclining Ohair Oars ( seats free ) .
Pullman Buffet Sleeping Gars.
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