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A Series of Articles Lxposiifg. the Lvery-Day
Deceptions of the Powers That Prey.
("Camera-Eye" Sheridan U regarded a one of the
belt detective that ever existed outside of fiction. The
feate of memory which gave Mm hi nickname, when
he M head of the Bureau of Identification of the New
terrk Pottce Department, are proverbial. It ha been aid there i no man
im the United State with to thorough a knowledge of criminal and their
way a Detective Sheridan, In thl leHe he give the puolio many vat
umble pointer calculated to ave them lot by swindling.)
fCoorrtxtit. IMIi h W. w. Anile, t
NO. 3. "THE MONEY MAKING MACHINE."
I'bMOST everybody wants to make money. Accepting thl a w!
working hail, a certain sort of Ingenious crook haa Invented. Im
proved, and will In all probability perpetuate, a device to Induce, the
covetous to believe that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing at
Washington Is an unnecessary Institution. According to this plaual-
ble person, any gentleman property equipped can make his own money and
Joy a life of ease and elegance.
At the present writing the money madhlne Is In the highest favor among
th folk who live, hy their wits and shoot at human folly ss It files. Like
meat other swindles In everyday practice, the money machine game Is susoeptlbla
of wide variations, but the main ronalderatton Is the same In all Instances, and
that la that A aran with a money machine can make money. Nothing could be
On of the favorite forme of working the steal la for the patr of schemers
are on the play to visit a email town or a suburban locality and make
acquaintance with the most promising cltlsen in sight. A little Inquiry
develop who is likely to he the eaaleat picking. A prosperous hutnher os
Or other tradesman makes a good risk, as they say In thief Insurance
His friendship may be gained at the local saloon or bowling Alley usually a
combination of both places and there by a dlsplsy of cordiality and good fel
lowship the swindlers msy gain his confidence.
tt'ti customary for the grafters to py for all drinks and other entertain
ment In behalf of an Intended victim with brand new bills, preferably of differ
ent denominations. Their roll should contain stiff ones, fives, tens and twenties.
They manage to display the roll to the best advantage, and It doesn't take long
for them to attract the attention they desire from the grocer. As the evening
wears on they consume enough drinks to make them talkative end generous,
and after skilful working up they confide to their new acquaintance that they
have discovered n process of manufacturing money.
Carefully leading the victim on, they finally take him to their room and
how tUn a machine not unlike a miniature printing press of the sort the young
sters amuse themselves with. Then It 1s carefully explained that this machine
Is a triumph of Inventive, genius; that It 1s so arranged as to reproduce on spe
cially prepared paper money wbloh cannot foe told from the Oovernment output.
A wealth of technical, scientific and chemical terms are Introduced, to the end
that the victim may be puzzled and Impressed by their superior knowledge.
One of the swindler adjusts the machine. Insert Into certain parts of It a
Jos drops from a myaterluui bottle, then takes from a carefully guarded lux a
Ttlp of paper cut to the alxe of a bill. Thl paper I slid into a slot and a
crisp bill from the crook' roll 1s attached to the pre to give the Impression.
Then s crank Is turned, there la a bussing sound, and In A raw aeoond a brand
new bill of the same denomination as the origin..! drop out onto the table.
Another, adjustment, another turn of the crank, and another new bill falls out.
By thl time, of course, the eye of the victim sre bulging. Then the fun
begins. The victim Is all ragernea to have one of the machines. The crooks
t first refuse to ell. Then It occur to them thst the need In their buslneai
a more Improved machine capable nf turning out $100 bills, whereas this partlcu
lar machine Is blult to produce nothing higher than hi I'. Or any other
excuse they can think of. no matter how obvlouily absurd, will erva In the
excited condition In which they have their victim.
In the end. of course, they sell him the machine for whatever sum In cash
he can produce. They give him a supply of paps and "chemicals' and Instruct
him how to work th miniature mint. Thou they tell him the machine In time
set and will not nrvrnte airaln until a certain hour far enough away to glv
the crooks time to mag their getaway When the hour arrive the gull attempts
to operate, and uf course cannot In most caaes he fail to discover that the
machine bad been packed for hi apodal benefit with a itack of new bill, one
of which dropped out after the manner of euuar of chewing gum from th.
penny plot device.
Ami It lakes aim I long time to become convinced that he hg not made a
mlsiske Jn th adjustment and that, properly manipulated, the press would not
turn out a dally fortune. By the time he realises what ha happened the awln
dlers are many miles away working their graft on other credulous persons who
don't scruple to take a ohance on profiting by dlihoneety.
The Day's Good Stories
Enough for Two.
AM, rigl.t If met lecestly In Srth KAmum.
V-t-jt They eld cqustnuncet. ami
ifter ettiuislnf cnmnwiiu ihcut the laU sprrex
sea surfed thit th neeVrt new shoes.
"Let's set tL- of aee and hrs '." ld
TH t" S loet time In sntef to iho
ton. "We m sl o show " bt ISM
dealer uw riilcna of aeUlu t"i palra if
and niMwd W lunda In tstUfartl.ra Hut
he fssrlred a srea: ill V. wh, n our toot the
itsta) ahee and t!ia ot'err the left.
"A nerfert fit." aald of ttiata, aa each
haattsd the snltr lialf ' piice 9f th uair of
imaK- altee lttallr.
'Than Te'ra wmof." atloth tVa rMintmnan,
who bar! never come srrnaa the Ion w.el liefnre,
"for rne naaata OTkuWty. and I uun'l oars who
.:.. lt."- TouuVa i mm
Made Him Feel Old.
WfaUW tae wiattarT-
Vfy "Ob. swas,''
"No no. eon t tall ma that. Soms
thtas dlsagrraahla or dlaooartrjDS baa .,aw:..-i
v. it i Kik show it."
"Wail. If fSS InaUt on koowiof. I a'arttd sol
thta mornlni tsallnf aj tar and ..Ipner as a lav
of twentj; bnt a titlla whlla aso 1 met a formi;'
awrrtibcarr of tuuia ami aha UlM ma tba: sal
aacoud daushter had lust xmduated froia sift
achool. Bar. ara the wtinkla aroimri air ani
frrj sotloaatiaal" r'hl sxo Krranl Henaid.
ifhe Simplest of Remedies.
JOHN I'REtV waa In'arrtewed hy a newapaiw
wan in a I. eel la iTilrao one slfht aad at
Uat reatlied ttiat ha wiuld ha'a hard time
let; Ins rid 'if the eialtor. The write! aeamad da-erauar-i
te alt bitfef In apite of -.a sigua of
aleavlaaaa aihlhltet hr the ator.
"t ..m-aa I aeeui Ilka nlgiit owl." aald the
, urjtwr niup. Uha .lojlt pointed to nearly II o'clock
la the mornlnf. " Aa a mailer of faot 1'n lint
that. 1 auffer iniolarahlr wllh lnmnla. I wos.
Itw what'a iho he; thing to do for It."
"(to ti Bleep," lUsaSSMd DISS anumthlj. 'H
ee'll alep into the neat room wlilla I urrlr'aa,
II bow rou how to do It,"- IMmlaa Uagaalna,
Question of Names.
IN run of the rountrr di.trt la tu iraiaan n u
aot ae urcuniDau l.ilng to aea casta arltk tba
oai,afa' uemea oliaUtd on u aats the eg.
t-nit palutlLrf. l'.-itJil-al Jokara teHfbt In
rubblni out theae alsna to aanoy the own era.
A riDatahiilBrv ... 7 i ' ona daj ancuated a
eximuwuau whtae nataa bad bean :. I sul an.
kasea lu luai.
"la that r .ue wart, wet (Sod mini"
"df rouraa il 11" we the bwAIh. "Ds saw ara
asithlpf th. .matter wil ttt"
"l beans, aald tba pumpout poUoeatas, "that
sees saau as -biltlwrstsd. "
AH Llama Torsa CaMs enannanT waa
eaartinf to passda to a amail Saw England
mwa when a big gander from a farm yard
naar at hand waddled to th. mtddla nf the afreet
and hagin to hlaa.
' Haa of tba double ts-braaa aotora turned tt.
ward the fowl and aagnly aselalmad-
'Poo't be eo auiclt to junui n isatilwajil!
. t aU sou aaa the abo.' I Jo, , v
Poor Sophia's Case.
Pt ncifAUI. H CTBTIS. the wall known
II Borlngjiat, uld In a recant leetura In
miarlaston, raia'.aa the Clatelaed Plain
"I take no atork in theaa earaa ahrmt the dli
ttitaeaated attwtton of aausal. Aa i mau r
action la paraaluc -your dog loeaa you bacauaa
yon feed It. Analrae thoaa yarna ahrjut animal
affection and that torn out Ilka Hophla'a eaae
"Thera waa a rleh old main who bail aa Ul
na tared ear named Rot Ala. The old maid dtad,
lea ling bar fortune to her nephew, who bad Heed
wit 'i bar, 1 mat the nephew one day and ran.
tawed my araapatay. Be asal:
" 'Tea, If wjn aat,
ay anat'e danaaaa the dot Sophia died.'
" 'drift, I eupiioaaT' I aald.
No,' Bail ha. 'pruaale aald.'
BeSSie's Vacation $g jpiigSI M Bv Eleanor Schorcr
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By Charles Alden Seltzer
Author of "Tif 1 wo-Gun Man")
An Adventure Romance of the Big West
Stifurdov's ccme at Uutl And two bright eye in each pretty head diilocated by it jumping and bumping in her Whit throat all Irraun
strain for the first glimpte of black train smoke genie' heart become Bob' coming for the week end.
G-O-O-d N-i-g-h-t! (-sS&-V) By Fcrd G. Long
g - - .- .....aia a
CAH Yoo BEaAT TrilS FOR.
rOM THfr Q
I S I 1 a ' ' l Ml J r. I y V I . "
S3 "TJ got ta bite - goTTABitf XjSf GOOD IM-Cel
Sav--i er b-s-'-V, -j
Where Thompson Went.
VrnnN I got within fraw muaa nf where I
JV Ikx gbt Dwrp Vaiey. Idaho, oug.it to b.
I met a aaati en a mule on the trail
aad eased If ! waa going is toe right dtreetton.
"Caa't yam aa you ara," replied te atraaaai.
"You know the t aw don't yoajT"
"1 need to."
"Tou i i t ateaa taat yasi he. a forsuuaa ttt"
''Oh. so: I maan that ttawre haa
oner there "
"JitK what aopl of a ehange, oteaaef"
"Wall, Bear Mountain haa .. i down and
miad up laaav Vavbau. eawl " SSS aatag
s changa a ar to look for Hank TVmpaos you'll wast
a tbovel Btvl iciatar to tig uumii li Siat t.iru.ua'1
least loo fa. t of .Mr' lid park ... i don't
rerkoo ba'll thana a unuaj Id die-
aarbiag of hie repoae! ' - New tu'aam i'l ayuaa
C i rlfki, H'l:. tn Ilia tinting IhiMlahlng Co.!
MNlllVaM nf I'll Kt I'l H Nil I VWTAI.M fTS
"liry Itolloiu." au taxtlair, .thii. hea Iwhtnd a
rlitmp of bualie. with a rtf'e. t lo Ihe oilier atile
.f the l-i. ., a Men Allen. Hie alierlff of (MM
i oiirwtv. and lila dBfntv aia liuotlng turn. 'PfJ
lt llirni" tiatea Alleu ,. ' plana n kn etuet him
fiott atnliiah. Aa he ate.'tw to do ai he aa
ohackwl hy the linasc f a ratBlaanake that la
rested dlre'tlr rn f'"iit "I h.ni Ha ann t ar,t
hi anuiahia it t" font. to lw ejaiaaBlias th, re
In iBBriedeal forv arlule the two latrVwra ikaril
t'.e Mates for him. The ara arftllnar wheatwe,
ineraal, "liry llott. m" will fight or tatn.'r
M'onl.ri i- l I
The Man un the Ridge.
enwaraad la., aliar.
H W)W trnii t al i.
BOH tefnp tUOtil drawl The
man In th" thicket atlf-
fened wtit a audJcii,
ti 1 1 1 rili 1 1 ti 1 1 rune, but listened rurther.
"I don't reckon that he's so aJI llrcd
danfferotiaV," oantlnuaal Allen. "I've itavd
hltn t-lied up for tlKht tnurt whll.v If
you'd cull him a iiuuni, aiicaklti' crfwanl
yoU'd hx VS lila incisure. Hltn shooiln'
Hud Miller In tin- Imck iiroves It."
Allen moved ttwny fnim Uw edse of
t'te thicket; the rnayfl could hear tlry
iivlKe lite.iklnai aluirplv under hi feet
hh he went, lie ruined til iw head, lie
heard IWlSI hreaklna at a snater dls
taiice The voices of the two men came
to him alao, xrnduiiHv ilvlnkT away.
Ten mill, it. iiaeMiil. The m.in sloutl
lip, oratteblMi I) SSS Allen ami IAS. dei
tlty mountltiK their ponies til Ihe hottnin
..r the ildife He uw tbetn rll avvav
tit a alow chop-trot, naw them disappear
I behind a lower rruAT. nn ho am
and StrstonSal hlmaeir to hi full height,
a neo-kliiet air'u on his fat'e. A peculiar,
dry lnt.r.lii4 pi tp hed his earn, and with
n fii'ili'vol. tit atieer lie oudtlenly stoopod,
astSlAa a ltnav- stotui and hurling It
with Unerring aim at thS rattler. Th
antkii waa ahatliiriit; the insu tuud
over It, cut slug Utterly.
Vou will nit hlH side, cure you!"
lie necce.l, hi teeth clenching at the
words that writhed through Uiam. lie
r II inlic I to the SUmnMI of the Jagged
rock that ittood near tlio tetitre of (ha
thicket and strained his .'ye for A
eight of Allen ami hut deputy. He ww
tasftl presently, fur oul un the plain,
rld'iig toward the river Pur a long
time he eat, wai hlng tksnV He saw
them ride down Into a gullv near the
Hvsf nnd they dll nut appear aialu
lie emllu.1 mockingly
Ho rou'rs figKenn' riutt I'm goin"
that way Jusi now."
He nrunl around, a' . inning the rnuntrv
on the other side of 'he ridge. A mile
away a timber slump dotted the centre
nf ii lit Mr liualn. A email adobe hut
Snug glad hS sdatg of the timber clump:
a ehlmmei roaA with atnoko curling
Inslly upward out of It. Iiefianltng the
I Olaar blue uf Urn sky. Phi inan' eyrs
It tergal In tWO dun not a morsel of
foo I had touched hia up. He took an
.ollior glstn -e toward lite gully Into which
i Allen and ills deputy had disappeared.
H emlled anidoiilcully Then he clain4i
I grid down from lb rOCak oiiunlt tntu
I tba thicket.
lie halted for a moment to ahuke a
" at al the ntmmUH. writhing body of the.
ittlaT, know t.g that n -a-ordlng tn frudl-
Hon 1 W'lllll uol lte until Hlindown.
Thofl he pateaed oul 04 the thicket, msk-
h." h! f. it v .1 oivn t te aloplng mIi'.i of the
ridge. lit, moved nnlaelcsslv Hke a
I shadow mt wifii. Ami hi mova
menla wars Mttttoua- catlike, nn.l he
placed hia feet oMteroilv. i.ke t'.- hurt
er Blv.itlng upon lit prev. (Jccualonally
I iltadi CI itMthlbi behind a rnck err
I a huah to took at this cabin thai snug.
gl i i io edge of tbg tlmher rlu'up. lira
ma le tons, detour, keeping his body
concealed a ntUOaa ; poaiiUaS. iiui al
Way he gap prCaaVC fated tha cauiiln.
Wlltbln ttie cablq the woman worked
over tile kttObsn lal'le, kniaillig Hour
Into aoma sofl dough RJ worked th
i w i llstlosaty, aa tboiiafjji kneading it
wire a d.aagn I n taak. Ilesiili her A
a.fiajl. cait-ly n stove roared. Ita tup
blowing nil kjuaja pane vara naiat.
toady to re 1 1 vi Ihe djougTh wiien ha
bad RnUhed tvlth !t Mm; sgimsal not
Inlsreated lb bar work, for sue alghed
often, oul man. nil,.'' left the table
and st no. at. ,.....: to the dooi way uf
an ad i nlni t yath, pasrsd cautiously
within, and retreated ,ia cauUoiiBJifi have
t.i tlilliit; th a auddeit uedaiurv.
Oecaalottall) she hsaltatsd in hsr
'.rk. Nan nx her Immla on the table
lop and loori'ig out Ibrough the win
dow With I 'fiKiiig. intetiae gate.
Onoa an abt turned from the window
t gob ihooh bar. taaln while he
I Oul of in window the man
atoll In through the open duorwav
ii i toad ti'''! II, wad Muff her. She
turned proaanlly mid e.tw him. He
toad nsai the wall a lank, liagg.ud
flsjura forbidding and menacing. Ills
Up w -to lanaed over hi teeth In a
u.ir atiarl hi" hug revolver threat
ened he' He mad i Martiing picture
Wltb hia iiiiB'tnven faCaaj hie cruel lipa,
gig BfolAab ayea, and the gun.
The woio.in did ",.t eerier or fiiet
but allowed Ihe dough lo fall ftnin
in aaada aa iba turned with a
h.iri Indrawn bfiatjh and faced him
W'litit du you want'."' she aald in u
trained, quavering voles
Th mart' iye glittered. "Otuh,"
ba returned ihoftly.
Thi woman lafl thl kitchen table and
went in a bench naar ths door, very
close lo the man. where waa A tin
basin half filled with water. Prom thta
he waahed her hsndi, Ihe man watch
log her with narrowed, alert eyee. Bhe
left the imam and went tn a cupboard
In a corner, taking nut anme cold meat,
mine bread, and vegetahlee. These
she pUrcd on a table. Then she hesi
tated and looked at the man.
Toffee"' she questioned.
The man nodded, a alow humor aeft
enlng the wolfish gleam In hia eyee.
Me wat hed her pour water from tba
kettle to the coffee pot. etIU standing
beilde the floor. l-'le ten minutes
pissed and steam rose from the coffee
pot In clouds, a strung aroma filling
the man's nostrils. Ills eyrs gleamed
"That's enough," he commanded. Tba
woman poured coffee Into a cup. aad
th" man left the door and pulled A
i hair lo the table, motioning tha
woman to another which itood near.
"Met down." he commanded).
The woman obeyed, but her eyes Shane
duskily through the moisture In them
and her gala went orten to tba doer
that led to the adjoining room.
The man ate hungrily, ravenously,
without regard to form or euitom.
In auch a manner bad the woman
a dug eat -devouring that which
within reach, but keeping a
warning eye against Interruption. Bvl
the man finished preeeatly aad then
t lined abruptly lo tba woman who
stood watching him.
' Vou got a horse I.ereT An' a gad
die? An' a bridle?"
The woman nodded to each que lien.
The man's eyea flaahed wltb satlifae
tlon. "I'm borrowln" them," he said. Ha
rose and walked to the door, stsndlng
on tha threah. .id, sweeping the oaatn
with rapid glancea. He turned and
looked at Ihe women, gratitude shining
lit his eyea.
"I'm thankin' you, ma'am." be said,
with the first full mill,, thai ifte had
ran on hli fce. "You've give me A
good feed. I'll gee that the hone which
I'm takin' get! back lo you some time.
I'm flggerln' to remember you for what
jou'v done for ma. What's jour
"Allan." returned the woman.
Th man's lank figure slowly s1lffsai
and he averted hia bead so that the
woman could not sss tba sudden glitter
that had come Into hia eye Ha turned
and retraced hi steps, standing baalde
the table, both hands upon It. his body
bending forward from tha hips, curvtng
lotu a derlatve. Ironic smile.
Vou the abarlfra wife?- ha de
manded. Tba woman nodded, ah watohad klm
fearfully, her face alternately redden
Inu and paling. There had come A
change Into the man'a manner; some
it, lug had come Into his eyea which
en.- in. i not aeen there beforea mock
ing, humorous light the meaning of
which ehe could not fathom.
"lm you know where your hugtaand
!" he demanded, hia llpa grloolag.
his . boring Into her
No," she returned dully- "I hove
not aeen my husband for three dayn"
Well, I've eeen him!" flaabed baok
the man, hia lrp curling vanomoualy.
"He' a et Purgatory Croaeln' now, buat
ln' -huntln' for me!" He laughed Iroa
l'Aly, triumphantly. "An' I'm here, la
hia cabin, aatln' his grub an' borrowing
one of hi horaaa. I reckon rem fm
tell him when he coma that ho mBkS
m illck a h thought he!"
There was a sound from the adjoin
ing: room. The man's band flew to bio
right hip. drawing hia ptatoL With a
bound he had cleared the apaoa bav
tween him and the door, and be atood
In th opening, alert, menacing Bat
the woman darted past him and waa
auddanly down on bar kna beside a
email wooden bed, In which lay a boy
nf lg or seven. The boy's Hps were
drawn, hi faoe pallid, hli eyes wide
open and elating with mingled horror
and feAr Into those nf the tun
The man heard the molhera eotoa.
soft. reaaiurlng: saw her hands
gently patting the boy'a waited eheeka.
His own suddenly paled, hia shoulders
drooped guiltily and hia broad hat
came off and dangled from hti lowered
hand Kteilthlly he returned the pletol
to It holater.
"I waau't knrarVn' anybody wai tck."
he aald In a chaatened vole, meeting
the mother' gate. HI fa e reddened
"I wouldn't have made so much nolsa"
He hacked away from the door, re
placing the hat on hi head, 'Til be
a iln' now, ma'am." he aald.
The boy( 's lighted, he struggled
and ralaed hi head.
'Where ! you going?" h ques
tioned. "Tu get my dad?" 1 He lar
io..t attain, a satisfied light In hta
eyes "Mother wanted th iIoctM
awful bad," he added, amlllng faintly,
"but he couldn't leave me. ahe aald
nnd dad w i away, hunlin' a bad man
Who had done onirihlng over In Dry
! - " The woman wai rnjntntn;
him to alienee In low, intn voice,
hut he continued confidently: "Toil
tell dad to hurry right h ime- we need
hint awful bad.' lie amlled. "Rut
first I think you ought to ret the doc
tor. I've heard mamma crying ao' '
w!nlng he'd come ''
tTo B Contlnuid.)