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?ICKWSj SOUTH CAROUNA.
Ita no longer "grippe" In London..
Nobody has been heard to complain
of lack of variety In the weather.
AvIators are still making new world
"ecords, and yet the sport is in Its
Everything comes to him who
Waits; another restaurant employe has
Malen heir to a fortune.
If the aeroplanes will .abolish a war
the peace commission should at once
subsidlie all it -can feach.
Aviators as a class are going to be
more careful this - year. Natural BID
tion will eliminate reckless
It took a postal card 36 years to go
rom Connecticut to Indiana. Bet a
oLaP he had it in his pocket all the
In Cleveland- an engineer has been
anade a present of a locomotive. This
ia better than.a white elephant, as it
consumes no hay.
In New York they are Itrying to rem
edy the evils of divorce by remedy
Ing the evils of marriage. That seems
a thoughtful method.
Medicine Hat wants its name
h..banged. We would be better pleased
If it changed the brand of weather
it sends down this way.
We are glad to learn that "red
shirts make hens lay," but what gar
inent would Influence them to cut
kheir present prices on eggs?
They say that bad roads cost this
country three million dollars a year.
tWe could have a pretty good little
war for that sum. Let us fix the
Without questioning for ione second
the bravery of our own policemen, we
would point out that the London bobby
has to face all comers without a re
Puccini, when he started back to
- Italy, was kissed by 40 men who sing
in grand opera. After having gone
through that, sea-sickness will have
no terrors for him.
It Is no crime to steal an um
brella on a rainy day in New Jersey.
Wil all persons who indulge in that
pastime please go to New Jersey to
oblige the rest of us?
A Canton (0.) man says that 60-cent
bats are good. enough for any woman,
but the' Canton man will no doubt ex
perleue considerable difficulty get
ting any woman to wear one.
An Ohio doctor who dissected 100
cats reports that he found tubercu
Sosis germs in every one of them. He
-does not say what he did with the
supply of germs thus secured.
In trying to gets rid of corrupt po
licemen Gotham seems to have leaped
out of the frying pan into the fire.
They are more honest than they used
.to be, but they now write poetry.
Following the hobble we are to
have the bi-plane skirt. As It is to
be a bifurcated garment man had bet
~ter look to his own. Plainly the trend
--" of feminine fashions is toward the
nannish; but thedxnore manlike wom
en becomes tihe less womanly she Is.
Now a,medical expert has cut out a
2nan's lungs to cure tuberculosis. The
operation is'elmed to be a new one,
bzt if successful will be followed up
Iby the theory of curing diseases* gen
orally by the simple process of re
mnoving the organ affected so that a
man with more than his average -
s hare of trouble In the shape of' dis
ease will find life but a hollow sort'
The wife of a Pennsylvania farmer
found a nugget of gold in the crop
of a ghIcken she was dressing, and
now there Is great excitement, the
community having resolved Itself Into
aprospecting party. But the chances
~--'are that there Is more gold in chick
ens killed and prepared for market at
present prices than in mines or
- placers In the Keystone state.
Official figures from annual reports
show that the post office department
has nearly reached the point where It
-is self-sustaining. And there are sev
eral changes which might yet be effec
ted in the interest of economy and
the saving of public money. It Is no~
function of the government to make
a profit in carrying the people's malls.
but everybody would share In the
* benefit should the cost be so reduced
as to permit lower ,postage rates.
And now It -Is discovered that an
epidemic of tuberculosis prevails
among the rabbits of New York state.
Another result, no doubt, of leading
a fast life and ~going the pace that
*A Nantucket fisherman hooked a
large codfish, from whose stomach.
when cut open, flew out a good-sized
-duck, whose escaping flight was
stopped by a sportman's bullet. Both
Jonah and the champion fish story are
surpassed, while even the Ananias
.in.,I aspning with astonishment.
A TRUESTORY OF '
By COL. H. C. WI
T NOT unfrequently hap
pens 'that the trials of
criminals develop unex
pectedly scenes of inter
est that would form nov
el situations for the fin
est dramatic and stage
Counterfeiters are a
most difficult class of
criminals to detect and
convict. The peculiar nature of this
crime, the temptation \to sudden
and easy wealth, is a fatal fas
cination that oftimes lays hold of per
sons Possessed of wonderful Ingenuity
in devising methods to escape punish
ment. Almost at the beginning of our
great Civil war, gold and silver went
out of circulation and a vast volume
of unfamiliar paper currency was
tlysst suddenly upon the country
Every note Issued by the government
was followed so closely by the coun
terfeits that the most expert money
changers were often unable to tell the
good from the bad. In some instances
the counterfeit fractional currency
was almost, If not quite, equal to the
The Staunton head fifty cent issue
was so cleverly imitated that it passed
current for a long time before its base
nature was discovered. Circulating
principally among the poorer classes,
It was doing incalculable damage and
I was making a great effort to reach
Its source, with little or no success
up- to the time a chance discovery
One day a detective waiking leisure
ly, along the sidewalk of an unfre
quented street in New York city sud
denly found himself face to face with
Peter Delinsky, a skilled counter
feiter who had been released from the
Albany penitentiary about a year be
fore. Delinsky had been caught by
me In the act of printing a counter
feit two dollar bill on 'the National
Kinderhook bank. He gave some
valuable information and his sentence
had been cut down to three years.
When the detective met him he had
on a new suit of fashionable cut.
Wearing yellow, kid gloves, and carry
Ing a nobby' gold-headed cane, he was
Entting quite a swell for an ex-con
tlct. The detective was both curious
and suspicious.. Where on earth did
old Delinsky get that expensive out
t? He was unable to guess. He
knew the old man was broke when he
got out of the penitentiary, as he had
w'hen released called at the Secret
Service branch office and taken up a
subscription, besides, the old counter
feiter had never been known to en
gage in any legitimate work. For this
reason the detective was quite sure he
wras doing something crooked, so he
just "pulled" the old fellow and es
corted him to the office of the Secret
Service division on Bleecker street.
The government officers in that day
rarely took out warrants for the ar
rest of counterfeiters.
The detective in- this case was well
posted regarding to old Dellnsky, and
It was only necessary to acquaint him
With the fact that the chief was anx
ious to see him on Important busi
When brought to my office he was
badly frightened. I took him into a
private room where I accused and
questioned him, but he stoutly de
nie'd that he was engaged in counter
"Then what are you doing, and
where did you get these fine clothes
you are wearing?" I Inquired.
The old fellow was unable to an
swer this qpestion satisfactorily.
Taking advantage of his hesitating
tanner, I pressed him more closely
and threatened to send him back to
He was a Russian and not alto
gether familiar with the laws of this
country. Hence I was able to frighten
him. He held out for a long time but
finally admitted that he was at work
printing the fifty cent Staunton head
for a fellow countryman, who, he said,
was an engraver. The old printer had
been detained at my office two days
before he made his confession.
The Russian engraver by whom he
was employed became suspicious and
threw- the hand press upon which the
counterfeit notes were being printed
into the East river. Delinsky was not
aware of this when I released him
upon his promise- to carry out my in
structions and enable the government
detectiv'a to seize the counterfeit
plates and capture the engraver.
When Delinsky returned to the room
where the counterfeiting had been
done he found the place empty. When
he met, the Russian engraver he learn
ed the particulars of what had hap
pened, and accounted for his absence
by explaining that he had been on a
visit with some friends.,
The engraver was not altogether
satisfied with the excuse, but be was
willing to compromise the matter if
Delinsky would buy another press to
take the place of the one that had
When Delinsky reported the situ
ation to me I sent a detective out to
buy a small plate printing press. He
employed a wagon and took the press
to the room where the printing was to
be done. When Delinsky was again
feady to begin work the engraver, as
-HE SECRET SERVICE
FoLEY Frr C?%
is usual in such cases, brought only
the face of the plate. When a cer
tain number of pieces were worked
off on this. the engraver was expected
to bring the plate for printing the
back- and take away the face plate.
Counterfeiters are always more or
less suspicious of one another and
have good reason to be. Nearly all
of them are treacherous and liable to
sell out to the detectives at any time.
I was anxious to secure the counter
feit plates and I did not think it wise
to arrest the engraver until I could
catch him with the plates complete.
I told Delinsky to accidentally mar
the face plate. He did this. When
the engraver came to inspect the
prints he saw the defect and it was
agreed between him and the printer
that he would go to his home and
bring the back plate which Delinsky
could be printing from while he hirg
self was touching up the defect on
The news of this move was at once
brought to me and three trusty off
cers were dispatched to watch the
house where the printing was being
done. Delinsky had furnished a plan
of the house, the hall and the stair
way leading to the room. Everything
necessary was known to the detect
ives. At *what was thought to be the
opportune moment the raid was-made.
One of the detectives gained access
through a basement window. He
pulled off his boots, slipped softly up
the stairs and unbarred the street
door. The other officers, shod with
gum shoes, now made their way care
fully to the room occupied by the
counterfeiters. The screws of the
lock had been loosened by Delinsky
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and the door was easily crowded open.
The printer was working away busily
and the engraver was seated at a
table with the counterfeit face plate
before him. The graver with which
he was tracing the lines was in his
When the detectives suddenly
pounced into the room the Russian
engraver came very near falling off
his chair in his astonishmerit, but he
was an old hand at the business and
soon became cool and collected. He
could speak English fluently and the
work that he was engaged in was
proof of his ability as a fine engraver.
He had left his own country several
years before and had -come to the
United States to engage in his pro
fession. He had not been entirely
free from suspicion in his native
home. Suspicious circumstances are
dangerous over there and he was
compelled to flee to a country where
he was unknown and where the laws
are less severely administered. The
Staunton head plate engraved by him
tested the judgment of skilled experts
beyond any similar issue that had
been put out by the counterfeiters.
The plate was a masterpiece.
Old Peter Delinsky was well known
among the counterfeiters as a plate
printer. When first approached by
the Russian engraver he declined the
offer -made and said he had once been
In difficulty in a similar job and did
not care to risk his liberty the see
ond time. This made the engraver
more anxious to secure his services.
As a general thing it Is difficult for
persons who have served terms in the
penitentiary to secure employment in
legitimate lines, hence they mors
readily engage in crooked work. Coun
terfeiters are ingenious in laying
plans to prevent discovery. Every
conceivable artifice is resorted to t~
detectives to capture them and gift
possession of the counterfeit platei.
The engraver in this case was a clew
Jer man at his business. For this r
so t was naeessr in mnlov a
seemingly on the verge of an unlaw
ful transaction to entrap him.
When he was brought to my office
he was wise enough to realize that
the chances for his escape were very
small. When questioned he confessed
everything and promised to plead
When his case came up in the
United States court ex-Judge Stuart
was his counsel. He was a criminal
lawyer of considerable ability, about
seventy-five years of age. He had
been practising law in New York city
for many years and was the trusted
friend and adviser of many of the
most notorious criminals of that day.
Tall, raw-boned, solemn faced and
deeply sentimental, he could shed croc
odile tears copieusly while making a
plea for his client. I have often been
filled with wonderment at the effect
produced - upon the minds - of jurors
by this great actor. His .tragic voice.
his long gray locks and tearful eyes,
had an astonishing effect and fre
quently brought tears evsn to the
eyes of the judge and the stony
hearted lawyers engaged in the prose
cution, who were sometimes seen to
turn their heads during the dramatic
scenes enacted by the old hypocrite
while engaged in defending his client.
The evidence tntroduced in the
Russian engraver's case was so strong
and ovqrwhelming that anything like
a successful defense upon legal
grounds appeared quite impossible.
Stuart had been at my office and made
an effort to secure the Russian's re
lease on his promise to assist in cap
turing other counterfeiters. But I
turned the proposition down and his
counsel had said that his client would
plead guilty -and throw himself upon
the mercy of the court. When the
case was brought to , trial Judge
Stuart informed me that his client
had changed his mind and had con
cluded to stand trial. He said the
Russian had disregarded him advice
and he did not think there was any
chance of saving him.
When the case was called and the
jury was organized, I saw they were
a choice selection of philanthropists.
The testimony produced on the trial
was more than sufficient to convict;
there did not seem to be even a
shadow of a chance for the prisoner's
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acquittal. There was no dispute
about the guilt of- the prisoner. His
attorney did not introduce any wit
nesses and the government attorney
seemed to think he had everything
his own way.
When Judge Stuart's turn came to
speak, he arose. His face wore an ex
pression of great solemnity as he
mildly said he had been retained to
say a few words In behalf of the un
fortunate man on trial.
"The prisoner is a stranger in a
'-~range land. He canot understand
uor speak a word of English. He is
wholly unacquainted with the laws of
Agrees to Fau
So She Wilt Be Hungry Enough to
Make -Out Good Menus for
the Coming Week.
The methodical family needed a
housekeeper. One of the first quos
tions put to her was: "Are you wili
ing to do without luncheon on Mon.
The elimination of her noonday
meal being a form of abstinence that
she had never practiced, the house
keeper replied that she would have
to think about It. "Why can't I eat
then?" she added.
"Because If you do you will not
get hungry enough to make out
menus for the coming week," said
the employer. "It is a rule in this
house to write the family bil of fare
on Monday for the coming woek. To
study out really appetizing meals
for seven days ahead a pei'ln must
be ravenously hungry. Tha ordinary
interval between meals is #ct long
enough to develop a Gargattuan ap
petite, so on -Monday we inefer our
~ousekeeper to skip a ma'tl. The
i'~er she gets the more actlive her
-ion becomes and along In
this country. It is true he performed
the act charged against him. He is
guilty of no crime because he was led
to belicve by that old counterfeiter
Delinsky that the work he was doing
was for the government. He did not
know that the plate was counterfeit.
He is the innocent victim of a plot
planned and carried out by the gov
Shaking his finger as he pointed
towards the detectives, he declared in
a tragic voice that they could not
deny the charge he made. He said
the chief had acknowledged furnish
ing the money for the purpose of buy
ing the printing press, the paper and
the ink upon which the counterfeit
currency was printed.
The jury appeared dazed. Wbile
the charge against the Russian was
not for printing counterfeiting cur
rency, but for engraving plates for
that purpose, the muddled jury did
not seem to understand the diffefence.
The old lawyer saw that he had
made a point and he now rested his
strangely fascinating eyes upon the
jurymen. Raising his long arms
above his head he roared with a voice
resembling distant thunder.
"My God! Gentlemen of the jury, Is
this poor, ignorant man to be de
prived of his liberty upon the unsup
ported testimony of these hirelings?"
This as he again shook his long
bony forefiner and pointed towards
the detectives. Turning partly around
he placed his hand tenderly upon the
head of the Russian and bade him
arise and stand where twelve honest
men could look him in the face. Stuart
declared he had been employed by
the broken-hearted wife of the poor
man to .say a 'few words in his behalf.
"For this service I have received no
fee, and - I wouldn't accept one. This
poor man could not tell his own story.
For the first time in his life he has
been arrebted. He does not know a
good piece of money from a bad one.
He has a wife and family to support."
At this moment a poorly clad wo'
man with tears running down her
cheeks stepped aorward. Four half
frightened children were hanging to
her skirts.' The old lawyer took the
woman by t -e hand and turned to
the jury as he said:
"This is the wife and children of
the unfortunate prisoner. May God
help them. If their father is con
victed these children will be left to
starve and the wife will be compelled
to endure the sneers of all who know
her. These cunning detectives have
pursued this innocent man to the very
verge of destruction and it rests with
you gentlemen of the jury to save
When the old lawyer sat down sev
eral of the jurors had their handker
chiefs in their hand and were wiping
away their tears. There was silence
in the court room when the govern
ment attorney arose. He blinked a lit
tle as he briefly reviewed the evi
dence. The judge made his charge
and the jury retired to a side room.
After deliberating about five min
utes they came back and rendered a
verdict of acquittaL. The government
attorney 'and 'detectives were as
tounded. As soon as the prisoner
was discharged he threw his arms
around his attorney and kissed him
on the cheek. He then shook hands
with each of the jurymen, and had
they permitted it he would have
kissed them. He next embraced his
wife and kissed her, and taking up
one of the children in his arms the
family went out of the court room.
Several days after the trial Judge'
Stuart came to my office. He was
considerably excited when he told me
tihat it ha' een discovered that the
wife and children brought into court
as the family of the Russian engraver
were not his at all. They were the
family of another Russian and had
been borrowed for the occasion. The
judge put his hand into the inner
pocket of his vest and drew out a roll
"Here," said he, "is the stuff that
d--d scoundrel paid me for defend
I saw at a glance that the stuff
pulled out by the judge consisted of
counterfeit' bills on the National Shoe
and Leather bank, and I learned that
the old lawyer came very near being
arrested for passing some of* this
bogus money. He said he wanted me
to catch the rascal and give him fif
teen years in the penitentiary.
It was too late-the Russian had
fled to Canada.
Copyright by W. G. Chaprnan.)
t on Mondays
compose some very attractive menus.
Hasn't that been your experience.
The housekeeper confessed that it
had, so she agreed to fast on Mon
A Thrifty Pensioner.
William A. Munson, notary public
and pension agent, of Providence, R. I.,
drew 19 pensions regularly for years.
The government paid him about $20.
000. Munson usually kept the pension
certificatets of his clients in the office,
and executed quarterly vouchers for
the pensioners. One by one the pen
sioners died. Munson continued, to ex
ecute the vouchers, forging the name
of the pen'aioner, and usually that of
the identifying witnesses. He kept up
the practice until checks for 16 dead
pensioners were regularly coming .to
him, besides checks for three pension
ers who had remarried and ceased to
e entitled to them. Among the ben
eficiaries was Munson's aunt. She
drew her pension until'1879. He also
continued to draw for five years the
pension of his sister after she had
died in her own house in 1892.-~
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SENT HAIL TO THE MOON
Embryo Man-of-War's Man at Least
Convinced Officer He Was At
tendimg to His Duty.
This Is the story of one of the mem
bers of the Massachusetts Naval Re
serves. On the second night of the
cruise of the San Francisco one of
the amateur tars was on watch. The
night was clear, and myriads of stars
twinkled in the sky, but there was no,
moon. Suddenly the reserve sang out,.
"Light ahoy!" "Where away?" asked
the officer of the deck. "Far, far
away," replied 'the would-be man-of
war's man. When the officer .had re
covered from the shock occasioned by
this unseamanlike answer: he looked
over the rail in the direction indicat
ed by the reserve's finger, and then
he had another fit. "What's -the -
matter with you?" growled the officer.
when you see it?" "'Moon! moon!"~
stammered the embryo sea dog. "'I
beg your pardon, sir!" Then he
shouted, as if making amends for his
error, "Moon ahoy!"
.Digging Spruce Gum.
There will be a crusade in spruce
gum digging in the Maine woods this
winter. About twenty men will leave
Skowhegan within a short time tpo be"'
gin gum digging operations 'near Jack
man. Gum has grown scarce in the
last few years and the demand Is so
great that It has become a business to
many Maine men. Last year James
Carey, Frank Croning and Jo1 Cass
dug 1,300 pounds and sold it all in
Maine. It Is estimated that from 50.
000 to 100,000 pounds will be dug this
season.-Kennebec (Me.) Journal.
.Where He Made It.
"Hullo, Binks!" said Wobbles. "I
hear you've been in the chicken busi
"Yep," said Binks.
"Made anything out of it?" asked
"Yep," said Binks. "Ten thousand
"Ten thousand dolars in the chick
en business?" demanded Wobbles.
"Nope. Out of It," said Binks.
What a deal of grief, and care, and.
other harmful excitement does a.
healthy dullness and cheerful insensi
If You Knew
are the sweet, crisp bits of
you would, at least, try 'em.
The food is made of per
fectly ripe white corn, cooked,
sweetened, rolled and toasted.
It is served direct from
the package witl4 cream or
milk, and sugar if desied
*A breakfast favorite I
"The Memory Lingers"
PoSTUM CEREAL Co.. Ltd.,.
Battle Creek, Mich.