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ipated the downfall of his rival. The 1
detective let one end of a pair of
handcuffs hang conspicuously out of
a pocket. Marcy wondered what his
august uncle would say when he
learned that his prospective son-in-law
was a criminal.
"Why, what's all this?" challenged
a sudden voice, and all three qf the
watchers aroused from a doze about
' "That's him that's Barton!"
"Ha! Ralph Barton, I -arrest you
as a counterfeiter and an escaped
convict," grandiloquently announced
the detective, advancing, revolver in
It took five minutes for Doctor Bar
ton to understand how matters stood.
He smiled grimly. Then he said:
"I think we had better all go and
explain this case to a certified officer
of justice Judge Marcy."
"He's a cool one all these des
perate criminals are," whispered the
detective to Davis.
Misguided sleuth! He sneaked out
of town without even asking for his
fee, and Davis went conveniently tQ
visit a distant relative, and Eugene
Marcy subsided completely when the
Ralph Barton's mysterious visits
had been to an old friend "whose son
had got in with a band of counter
feiters, had been sent to a state's
prison and escaped.
Penitent, his health broken, he had
just been sent safely out of the coun
try by his sorrowing father, Doctor
Barton had attended him and the
counterfeit bills and the convict's suit
he had brought away from his patient
"What wicked ppople there are In
the world," cried the indignant Lucia,
when she was told of the plot against
"And what happy ones!" smiled
Ralph fondly, as he placed loving
aims about her.
r "(Copyright fcy W."G. Chapman.)
Lahfcaster, Pa., Oct 8 Among
the regular attendants at Gobbles
churchy Elstonvrfle, "is -a, swarm of
bees. Last springthe-beei escaped
from the hives of Joseph Schreiner,
near tWhltfe Oak, and- serine, timg'later
they were found in "Gibbles church,
occupying a position, near "one of the
entrances.- T ' ( . f ,
to disturb "fie 'unusual worshipers,
and evip'slnce they' have-been busy
storing: UP honey. .The'- fiony has
been removed and sold aud'the in-'
come devoted to cjrarch puroses.
The bees 'barred -entrance byone of .
the main- doorways .
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SanTrancisco, Cal., Oct. 8A test
is being made in the Pacific, ocean
aboard tfie SS. Sonoma 6f-'Capt R.
T. Lawless! mechanical jlayigator. ',
latitutJeTand longitude ofship and
to act-' as a check 'upon calculations
mad(r.byr theship's officers, 'obviating
the ciance of personatfrror which,
say fnariners, is. responsible f or a
greatvmafority of wrecks. -If i is a'
success, '-it wJll''be-msLalleti'--b'y the1