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i Miss Clara Williams, daughter ol
Colonel Williams, of Brooklyn, had
boen visiting relatives in the western
part of the state, and of her home-com
ing her father wrote:
"1 have got to be in Buffalo on the
tenth to see a man. The train arrives
at three. You can leave Blankville
BO as to arrive there at 2:30. Take a
seat In the ladles' waiting room and 1
will look there for you. There isn't
one chance in a thousand of anything
going wrong, but If anything should,
then appeal to the police as I have al
ways told you to."
About the first thing to attract the
young lady's attention, after being put
on the train by her relatives, was a
young man. He had the chair next to
her in the chair car, and he coulti not
very well help but attract her atten
tl?n. He had to remove his grip and
hat and cane from "her chair, before
she could occupy it, and he had to beg
her pardon for not knowing that she
was to take the train ?.t that particu
lar station and occupy that particular
chair, and when she dropped her
purse In settling herself, he had to
pick lt up and hand it to he:1 with
something like another apology. He
was good-looking and of pleasing ad
dress, but when once settled the girl
turned her shoulder to him. In her
scrapbook at home she had a list of
over 100 divorce cases that had come
about between couples that had first
met on railroad trains and fallen in
love while speeding along af 50 miles
an hour, and she didn't propose that
her name should be added to the list.
The young man was most circum
spect He had a daily paper contain
ing the account of a scandal In high
life and three murders, but he did not
Had Him Out of the Depot and on His
Way to a Police Station.
offer it to her. m He had two,of the cur
rent magazines, but she waited in vain
for the "Beg pardon, but may I offer?"
In fact when she ventured to turn her
shoulder ever so little after half an
hour and take a peon from the corner
of her eye, the good young man was
lying back in his cl dr with his eyes
shut. Miss Clara felt piqued. Any
good-looking young lady of twenty
would have felt the same. She would
have resented lt had he sought a iii na
tion, but for him to quietly ignore her
in that fashion was, to say the least,
an Ill-bred thing. She first made up
her mind that he must have been
married within the last month; then
that he was a sharper who was lying
low for fear of the conductor; then
lat he was a fugitive from justice
id did not want to put himself for
rard and be remembered. It was with
glow of satisfaction4that the girl
?ought this out. It was her revenge
for being snubbed.
Buffalo was reached In due time
md she had 30 minutes to wait. She
forgot about the young man as she
the train, but five minutes later
|he saw him In the walting room. She
iw that he saw her, and she gave
a freezing look. Colonel Williams
rould have taken his oath that his
in would roll into the depot at
iree o'clock to the second, but it was
>t there at three, nor a quarter past
>r yet when half an hour had passed,
the minutes flew away Miss Clara
?ne very .nervous and walked
lout and kept dancing at the big
lock. At a quarter past three she
>t only saw the young man again,
it he dared to approach her and lift
hat and say:
I"Perhaps you are waiting for the
ree o'clock train from New York?
so, let me say that it ls 40 min
is late. I have just consulted the
ird, as I am expecting a party on
rhe girl gave him a cold bow in r?
Had he lingered to wonder with
why the train was late when her
1er had said that lt would be on
-had he hung around to talk
>ut the exports and imports of the
lited States for the last 12 months
id he evinced the least Interest in
\, she would have sent him packing.
the very fact that he did not
|used her pique afresh, and she
idered o/ff and looked in a mirror
?e if the sunburn of the country
taken away any of her good looks,
had just satisfied herself that it
not when she missed her purse,
le uttered an "Oh-h-h-h!" and
pped lmx) a seat and of course,
a dozen women gathered around
what was the matter. All had
|erved bj?r carrying her purse in
hand. She had it In her hand
talking to the young man about
lateness of the train, or, rather,
tn he was talking to her. They had
ced that it was not in her hand
she came back from consulting
Idock for the twenty-third time.
warm six women and a youne
-man wno suu^erea, ano wniie ene BU
women expressed their unalterable be
lief that it was one of the boldest
cases of pocket-picking they ever
heard of, the young man who stut
tered went for a policeman who did
not stutter. No policeman ever does.
It is against orders. What the officer
could not see, and what Miss Clara
could not help him to see, was how the
pickpocket could have taken the purse
from her hand without her knowing
it Eacb one of the six women, all
talking at once, vowed that it could
be done and had been done and would
be done again, and the stutterer
backed them up. There was
only one man on whom suspicion
could rest-the young*man who had
been a fellow-passenger on the other
train. He was even then sitting not
over 30 feet away and trying to look
Innocently unconscious. While telling
the girl that her father's train was
late he had by some hocus-pocus man
aged to possess himself of her purse,
and was now sitting only ten yards
away to brazen it out
The tears of the victim aroused the
feelings of the officer who was a new
man on the fo^ce. He also knew that
he had a name to make. He therefore
walked over to the young man and
gave him the collar and had him out
of the depot and on his way to a po
lice station before Inquiries could be
made or protests entered. The victim
was to follow and prefer charges as
soon as her father arrived. ? few
more minutes passed before that event
happened, and during this interval the
six women related a score of instances
of robbery and pocketplcking, and four
of them recognized the arrested man
as a scoundrel they had met before.
It was hard work for the stuttering
young man to back them up and guar
antee at least a five-year sentence,
but he finally accomplished the feat
Then the train from New York ar
rived. Colonel Williams found his
daughter surrounded by sympathetic
people and as soon as he learned
what had happened he made things
hum. To the policeman who had Just
returned he handed a $5 bill for doing
his duty. To the women he extended
his thanks. Of course his daughter
should go to the police station! and
prefer charges, and Of course he would1
spend his last earthly dollar to put
that brazen-faced pickpocket behind
the criss-cross bars. By thunder, but
things were coming to' a pretty pass
in Buffalo when a young lady oould
be robbed In her Union depot In broad
daylight and not know it I
At the police station the young man
was brought out of a cell to be con
fronted, identified and put on the high
road to the penitentiary. Colonel Wil
liams didn't say thunder thia time. He
made use of a far stronger word and
followed it by exclaiming:
"Why, Davis, how does this come!
What have they got you locked up
"Pocketplcking, I believe," replied
"Yes, he is the man who got my
purse!" said Clara. ?
"But there must be some mistake
here. I was to meet him here in Buf
falo on a business matter. He ls no
pickpocket Clara, you have certainly
made a wretched mistake. This is
Paul Davis. I have known his father
for 40 years. I have known him for
seven or eight You can't mean that
he picked your pocket"
"But, who-who did?" stammered
As no one answered, she opened
her reticule and took a peep inside
and then staggered to a chair. She
had dropped the purse into the bag.
She took lt out and held lt In her
hand and blushed and went pale and
the tears started to her eyes.
"Mr. Davis, my daughter. Miss
Clara," said the colonel to break a
painful silence. .
"Charmed to meet Miss Davis."
"And I-I-it was all the fault of
those women. I didnt think you took
"Until six silly women and a stut
tering boy all got to talking to you,"
finished the colonel. "Well, sergeant,
there is no prisoner to be arraigned.
Come, DaviB-come Clara. If there is
anything more to talk over we will
discuss it at the hotel!"
There was something more-lots
more, and perhaps the discussion
hasn't been finished yet At least,
Mr. Davis spends much of his time in
New York now and is a frequent caller
at the Brooklyn mansion, and the so
ciety reporters are on his trail and
waiting to make the usual announce
The Ideal Marriage.
When the husband gets ready to re
gard his wife as an equal partner in
the marriage firm instead of an em
ployee with one share In a million
dollar company, or as merely a house
keeper; when he is willing to regard
his income as much his wife's as his
own and not put her In the position
of a beggar for every penny she gets;
when he will grant her the same
privileges he demands for himself;
when he is willing to allow his wife
to live her own life in her own way
without trying to "OOBS" her, we shall
have more true marriages, happier
homes, a higher civilization.-Orison
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E. J. NORRIS, Agent
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