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oners' dock? A detective was now!
on the way up, and they wished some
one to remain and go with him to
the cellar. Investigation revealed a
tunnel from the house next door,
through which the thieves had crept
and which they must have worked,
digging for some time. The police
had not yet discovered the gems, but
they believed they had the right men,
the janitor and a young fellow. A
"young fellow." Shaw shuddered at
confronting him. They went down
to headquarters. The "young fellow"
was short, stumpy and red-haired,
and both men protested their inno
cence. "Well," announced the chief, "this
was about the neatest bit of detective
work you'd pull off in a month of
Sundays. The finding of that hole in
the cellar was a jim dandy. You see,
tie detective pretends to go in there
to inquire about rooms, and all of a
sudden he sniffs something and he
yells out to the janitor he smells fire,
and it's coming from the cellar. The
minute the man unlocks that cellar
door he's down there ahead of him,
and nosing around to beat the band.
He lights a bit of paper so's he -can
look better, puts it out and sniffs a
burnt smell everywhere. But he's got
what he came for, the sight of a hole
and the bricks and dirt behind a box,
and he hasn't let on to the janitor
he's seen a thing out of the common,
and he's awful sorry he gave him
such a scare. He finds out there's
only a terribly high-priced apartment
to rent and is awful sorry again, it
being too muchfor his purse, and he
gets out and down here quickern
lightning. And the two fellows are
jailed in just about one hour from
Here one of the partners asked if
lie might see the detective. The chief
said he supposed he might that is,
if he happened to be in.
He went to a door, opened it looked
in and beckoned to some one. A neat
ly dressed young woman appeared in
he doorway. Shawgasped,
"Miss Burt," said the chief, "do
you know where Sanderson is?"
She gave him an inquiring look,
then she suddenly saw Shaw's eyes
upon her. Official caution vanished
before the questioning of his gaze.
The elder men, rushing up to her,
grasped her hand, expressing their
thanks and the desire to make it
something more substantial than
thanks. Then Shaw said, as he took
her hand: "Miss Burt is a very dear
friend of mine but I never knew
Then he drew her aside as the oth
er men talked and added: "I wanted
to say sometihng more than 'friend'
Her look prompted him to add:
"And you'll never be 'Sanderson'
o o '
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
June 23, 1849. Chicago markets.
Corn Receipts this week amount to
some 30,000 bu, although prices are
somewhat lower this week than last
and tendency in favor of buyers. De
mand small. White and yellow at
36 to 37 cents; pure yellow, 38 cents.
Sales of 2,000 bushels at these rates.
Oats But few arriving; demand
good. Market unchanged. Wheat
Receipts for the week ending the 23d
amount to about 15,000 bushels, part
of which was taken at prices rang
ing from 63 to 65 cents for winter
and 53 to 58 for spring. Sale of 10,
000 bushels on the 19th at 73 cents to
be delivered at St Catherine's.
IN FOR IT -
Wifey I think these slackers who
marry to avoid military duty should
be compelled to fight
Hubby Have no fear, my dear,
they will be! Judge.
Four months ago there was not a
single foreigner or a person of for
eign birth in Clay county, Ky., but
three German Jews have since set
tled in Manchester and established.
a store. - -