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TUSCUMBIA, MO., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1881. VOL. III.-NO. 30.
John Albro, In Puek.l
In . , r
roll I 1'pMit
With I jet
A Tr Homnnr -A Ctrl' Lav far
llrr HnrollKHl Brirrt Dangrr, Jail,
an4 a Detorltve.
" Never condemn a person on cir
cumstantial evidence; It Li unreliable,
even when the circumstances iMicm to
fit into each other like a couple of cog
wheels," said John T. Morn, who 1.4
nn experienced detective of Springlield,
'(live us the fctory, Uncle John."
"Not long ago there resided In
I rauklin County a wealthy olil niahl,
Miss Sabina Smith. By inheritance she
was the possessor of a large farm, on
which was an old-fashioned, though
cotnfortablo, dwelling-house. She wan
reputed to hive a good, square batik
"How old Is she?"
"Well, on the shady Hide of seventy,
but she had a weakness like all old
maids, not for kittens, poodles, or ca
naries, but for children. Hie had
raised several orphan girls, who are now
well til od in life, in 18W, she adopted
a six-year-old, black-eved girl, bright
as a button, named "Mollio MeCsnn,
whose father had fallen lo battle, light
itig for his flag and country, while her
mother, crazed with grief, pined and
faded away. Mollio soon learned to
love her new mother, anil from a prat
tling maid in short clothes and pinafores
sho noon bloomod forth into a gushing
school girl, and at eighteen was the
belle of every rustic gathoring the
pretty Miss Mollie McC'ann, over whom
the boys raved and the girls envied.
To all her admirers she turned a deaf
car, and, with a pretty toss of the head,
and merry twinkle of her roguish eye.
bade them be off and uot bother her."
"Miss Smith was sensible; knew
that Mollio would probably marry and
have a home of her own some day, so
(he neither discouraged her fondness
for society nor harped tiKu the
miseries of wedded life in tho maiden's
oar, but when she came back from the
State Fair at Columbus in 1878, and told
her adopted mother about tho young
gentleman she had met, his attentions
and good qualities, Miss Smith was not
Iileosud, nor did she hesitate to frown
ler displeasure and advise her ward to
tura a willing ear to the many suitors
of the neighborhood instead of seeking
in far-off fields that which was nearer
' "But Mollie was, like many another,
struck on a traveling man, and she
carried on a secret correspondence
with him through a lady friend for a
long time, until at last they were en
gaged. "Miss Smith and Mollie were tho
solo occupant of the house. The bed
rooms were four in number, two of
which were used as spar rooms, one
ocoupled by Miss Smith and containing
two beds, Mollie occupying one. Miss
Smith the other. The fourth bedroom
was caUed Mollie' s, but was only used
by her when a lady friend was visiting
.her. In one of these Hp are bedrooms
was an old-Iashionod bureau and book
ease combined, the top drawer of
which could be conveud into a desk.
The back pM " l this drawer was fitted
up wit' srxell drawer. One of these
mall drawers hod from time immemo
rial been used as a money-drawer. In
the summer of 1879 the sura of fS5o
was missed from the drawer; in the
summer of 1880 $200 mysteriously dis
appeared, together with a quantity of
old gold coins which bad been in the
family for over a century. On the 20th
day of last May Miss Smith loaned to a
neighbor C600, giving hira her chock
and he signing a note In ber favor.
Sickness prevented bis presenting the
check at the bunk at Columbus, and,
learning that Miss Smith was going to
that oity on the ttoth. he requested her
to jget it cashed- She did so, and. re
turned with Mollie about dark on that
day. having the money all in flOO-bill.
" The house was ail securely locked
down stairs, and Miss Smith deposited
tho rive hundred dollars in the secretary
drawer, closed the drawer, locking it
and placing tho koy in tho bureau
drawer beneath. Sho then locked tho
room containing the bureau and placed
the key under some quilts that, lay in a
wardrobe in her bedroom. Iteforo re
tiring she locked her bedroom dour and
she and Mollie retired for the night in
separate beds In the same room. The
next morning, April 1st, the neighbor
who had borrowed tho money, having
Ion lourncv to rarfomu during I
iehlie oxnected to make a Dsvmcnt :
oa some laud purchased, called as carlv
as live o'clock, before Miss Smith and
Mollie had arisen.
"Awakening Miss Smith, she took
her key from the wardrobe unlockod
tho bedroom, then, taking thu bureau.
Itinir the bureau-
drawer key from tho under drawer of i
iiw, ,Ki- t.
money gone. She wont down stairs;
evcrvthi.. was locked and bolted iu ,
slie bad left it the night before.
" Who took that money F'
"'lh:it was the question that con
fronted mo. Thero were no signs of a
burglary; no lock forced; windows and
doors all right. No one else in the
house but Miss Smith and Mollie. Of
course, I at onco examined the girl.
She talked freely, said sho always had
a presentiment that tho money would
bu stolen in fact, bad a presentiment
that night, but feared to tell the old
lady for fear of alarming her. I soon
learned that Mollie hud a key which
lit toil tho bedroom containing the bu
reau, hence my suspicions were
strengthened that Mollie had arisen in
tho night, cither unlocked tho door
with her own key or taken tno one in
tho wardrobe, nnd, securing the money,
hid it either in or out of tho houo
without awakening tho old lady. I
flually told Mollio that I should have
to search her nnd mnko a thorough cx
aminntion of tho house.
"'Well.' sho naively remarked, 'it
you do find any money about tho house
It won't provo that I stole it, will it?'
" ' It will be prima faoie evidence. I
" I locked her tip iu her bedroom 1 pi0 who aro accustomed to take cott'eo
and began a thorough search; band- ftor a nieal? A repatt. in fact, pro
boxes pried into, bureau-drawers pnlled duces. In thoso whose digestion i tor
out, cupboards ransacked, and finally i ,,jd. a heaviness of tho Intellectual fac
went through her own room. I'nderthe j ulties and em jarrassmeut of the power
carpet under her bed I found In a com- I (f thinking; and these effects, and uie
pact wad twelve tlOO-dollar bills. Now
the total amount kown to be missing
was only 91.015. Whcie had the 16i
come? Where had the gold coins gone
to? Was tho bureau-drawer paying in
terest on its deposit?
" 'Now I've got you, Mollie," I said,'
as I confronted tier.
"A bottle of camphor and a liltlu
cold water brought her spcodily to,
yet sho sturdily proclaimed her inno
cence. 'I didn't take Miss Smith's money;
no, I did not,' sho convulsively ex
claimed between her sobs.
"Miss Smith would not allow mo to
take her to jal, where I reasoned con
finement would soon compel her to con
fess. "My work, however was but partial
ly done, for tho gold coins had not j
ii,i.i,i.min,nw ilwwn r.nin. mi,.t.
be in tho house, aud resolvod upon a
thorough search from cellar to garret.
The cellar disclosed nothing, ami at i
... . . . , . ,
last I stumbled upon a small stairway
leading to tho garret, the Uoor to which
was a common trap-door, securely fas
tened by a padlock, to which was at
tached three links of a chain.
" 'Give me tho key,' 1 said to Miss
Smith, to that trap door up iu tho attic.
"Oh, no use of looking there, the
keys have been lost for over live ears,
anil no one has ever been up thero
since. Thoro were cobwebs on tho door,
but I noticed that over tho crack of tho
door's edgo they appeared to have
broken away, caused by the door hav
ing been recontly opened. With an ax
I speedily got the door open and saw
lartro footprints In the dust by the
aid of a laniD I followed the course of
the tracks over the boards which lay The tree produces apples of Summer
across the shaky rafters to the lurthtutt Hose and other sorts, so fine iu quality
part of the garret, where over an old and quantity that we could not bear to
cross-beam, bung a pair of old-fash- think of surrendering it to theso insidi
loued saddle-bags. Tho dust on the ous miners. So we instituted a regu
bags hail been recently disturbed. In j lar con r so of siege, surrounding their
one of the pockets I found the five 9100- fort with a wall of iron (a deep pan,
bills which disappeared on the night of : bottomless, and slit down one side),
the 90tb of May, the f'W5 that was aud, after soaking the ground with
missed in the summer of 1879, the f -IK) water, covered iu inside the pan, with
that was lost in 10, and, better than tough mud of potter's clay to retain
all. the rare old gold coins upon which ! water; leaving the entrances 'of tho
Miss Smith sot tu h store as an heir
loom. I had found the money, but I
found 1 1.200 too much. The mystery
deepened. I resolved upon one thing,
and that was that Mollie must know
something about the mouey that was
bid under the carpet beneath her bed.
I talked kindly to her. told her that
Miss Smith's money had been found.
and urged her to tell me how the 1, 200
came uuder the carpet of ber bed.
"You will not believe me u 1 ten
you, but if Miss Smith will go out I will J log the yellows, and restoring the col
explain. I put that money there; it I or and luxuriance of the foliage. Cor.
w my lover a. Ue bad carol it out I K Y. Tribune
of his wages and g'veu it to mo to
keep. I destroyed lire letter, for fear
my aunt would find ll out.' There's
" 'Hut how did tho old lady's money
t into tho garret ?' "
'She carried it tltfire herself. She
was a somnambulist and walked hi her
" How did you prow it, Mr. Morris?
Old tho old ladv lot yc: occupy the bod
rootu and iU.li hcrT
' Oh, no. I cot the old ladv to take
j off her shoes and stockings and place
i hur No. 6 foot down on a sheet of white
Pa!'?r- " a Peucil n",rked
?" . nur ?n M,al $ tl"-
I With a I r f itr.l.i.nm 1 .n,-nfi,llr ..nf
tno exact, snnpo or tne old lady s loot.
which litted exactly in thu tracks In thu
dust on the garret boards. Besides
thnt Mollie s foot was much smaller,
aim Jinlv tt'nilrinfT Kn 91 alirwi anil
" ... . "T ' . '
wou'u noi tracK. i aiso. on
careful examination, found traces of
In the frill of the old ladv' s
niRul-cap, while Mulhe wore no n.ght-
cap. So you seo l proved it by both
ends the old lady's head and by her
feet. I explained all to tho satisfaction
of the old lady, sho paid me my money,
and I predict a wedding soon at the
Smith mansion, with Mollie McCann as
the bride." Cincinnati Enquirer.
Action of Coffee and Sugar on the
In a paper presented to the Sociote
tie ltioiogie M. ieven states tnatcoilce,
so far, as is otten supposed, from accel
erating the digestive process of tho
stomach, rather tends to impodo this.
When thirty grammes of coflce, diluted
in one hundred and lifty of water, is
given to a dog, which is killed five
hours and a half afterward, tho stom
ach is found pale, its mucous surface
being aniemic, and the vessels of its
external membrane contracted. The
I whok) organ exhibits a marked appear
ance of arnvmia. Coffee tlius deter-
1 mining an:imia of the mucous mem
brane, preventing rathor than favoring
. vascular congestion, and opposing rath-
or than facilitating the secretion of gas
tric liuee, now comes it mat tno sense
I of eoiufnrt In nrocttrett 'r in nunv run
disturbance of tho head, aro promptly
dissipated by tho stimulant effect which
the coffee produces on tho nervous cen
ters, as shown by experiments with
casein. Coffee and tea, whon takon in
excess, are a frequent causa of dyspep
sia, for the an.Tmio condition of tho mu
cous membrane being periodically re
newed, a permanent state of congestion
is at last produced, which constitutes
dyspepsia. Sugar, which with many
doctors has a bad reputation, is an ex
cellent aliment which assists digestion,
and should not be proscribed in dys
pepsia. ' lty experiment, digestion of
meat is found to take plaeo much more
completely when sugar is added. Cof
fee exerts both a local and general no
tion, operating locally by means of its
tannin, by diminishing tho caliber of
the vessels, but acting on the general
economy ty exciting tiie nervous cen
ters and the muscular system, It ren
dors diirestion slower, and is only of
good effect by relieving the torpor after
meals. Iu injurious action on diges
"OI m7 correctea 6y aaaing sugar
the mucous membrane. This addinir
sugar to coffee Is not only a pleasant
practice, but ono contributing lo diges
tion. Bcitnlijic American.
Hot Bath for Honrs.
Iu our garden wo have a dwarf-apple
tree, which, after the manner of dwarf
trees, has many roots issuing immedi
ately at tho surface. Horcrt have mado
an attack upon this tree and the gnarly
tortuous growth amid these roots and
their crowd makes it impossible to fol
low the grubs with knife and wire with
out oreallv Incrcajinsr the destructive
cutt;nz which they do with their laws.
borer galleries (shown by their thrown
out chips) open. A large boiler of
water was heated, and, when boiling hot,
poured into the pan. the half-dried bot
tom of the clay retaining it long enough
to reach and drown or scald out the
1 enemy in ffme, as we hope, to save the
' tree. Old bark and wood -will endure
soildinsr well, as many serviceable aP'
pllcalious of it to peach trees have
proved. On them it not only clean oft
borors, but ottentcems effective lustay-
I'ERSOSAL AND LITEKARf.
Mr. Edwin Arnold, tho author of
"The Light of Asia," is very ill InS.-ot-land.
The circulation of fiction from the
Uoston 1'ublio Library is only forty-three
per cent, of the wholo.
Dundreary often made three thou
sand dollars a week. Hut as Dundreary
was foarfully extravagant, ho left only
eighty thousand dollars.. .
A plan is on foot in Belgium for
offering a testimonial to Ileudrik Con
science, the novelist, on the appearance
of his hundredth volume.
Alexander H. Stephens, notwith
standing tho feeble condition of his
body, is actively engaged on another
work on tho war, and Keeps employed
several clerks and stenographers, who
decline to bo interviewed as to its pre
Captain Isaac lla.ssott. the veteran
doorkeeper of tho United States Senate,
who will complete his half contury of
service In tho Senate Chamber in De
cember next, is busily engaged iu pre
paring his forthcoming volume entitled
"Sketches and Reminiscences of the
United States Senate 1H81-1881."
Mr. J. C. Harris ("Unele Kcnitu")
has written a story of Southern life,
which will be ready for tho printer iu
tho fall. It will probably be pub
lished iu the Cenlwy as a short serial,
and appear iu book form later in the
year. Mr. Harris has written two or
three other short stories which will ap
pear in the sumo volume.
Tho mother of Oscar Wilde M
been, in her d:tv, a A stinguinhed
)eauty and an important luducuce, tho
former as Jano rrnu:esca hliree.
daughter of an AngUuan clergyman in
Dublin; the latter as "Speran.a, ' the
leading poet of tho "Young lrelaud''
day, 1848 nnd thereabout. A brolhcr of
hers was Jud.'e hlgee, of Louisiana, a
local Confederate leader nnd member
of the Confederate Senate. Sho mar
ricd Dr. Wilde, of Dublin, in 18 1.
Nature keeps the ocean tide, and
(hat Is why it does not run away like a
river. -V. O. IScnytin:.
A homely young girl has the conso
lation of knowing that whon she is sixty
she'll be a pretty old Hrl. Boston
Tho confidential elerk now takes
his vacation to give his employer a
chance to look over his books. Sctvark
Next to money ! think a man knn
(fit more out ov the world with polite
ness than oiinylhing else. Josh Hi!
'ings. "P:rtaig is such sweet sorrow,"
remarked a bald old bachelor to a
preity girl as he told her good night.
"I should smile," she replied, glancing
upon his hairlessness aud wondering
bow he ever did It. Stcubcncitle 7.r
M. A Rhode Island m;m called a
neighbor a " lantern-jawed cockroach."
A suit for slander resulted, and the jury
returned as follows: " Not guilty on
lanteru-jawed, but way off on cock roach,
and we find damages in the sum of three
cents. Detroit free 1'ress.
Food f rlentls trlet vainly to rhecr her.
To stop up the tears tbt faat fell;
Ami "he cIhh'I her duifhtT still m arer,
Ami Iu HKoiiy uttered fnnwell!
Thoroim with bin bride ha departed.
To Journey far off in mrmiifo lan-ln.
And the irmihor rrk-aout, liroken-hearte I:
"Weill I'm triad that girls oft of my
f iMim .V'iW.
" I'm not very proud of your prog
ress iu school," remarked a New Haven
mother to her son who was struggling
along in grade live. "There's Charley
Smart is way ahead of you, and ho isn't
as old." "I know it. Teacher said
hu'd learned all there was to learn in
my room, and that left mo without any
thing to learn." Guess the boy will
keep. Hew Jlavcn Kegukr.
UikmI For Files.
"Say, do you know wliut's good
lor flies?" queried a Woodward aveotio
butcher as ho entered a drug store the
"I guess I cau put you up some
thing lor about a quarter," was the
Wheu the dose was ready the butch
er was told to pour it out on plates and
set them on the counter, and ho hur
ried away to give it a trial. In about
an bonr he sent for the druggist to
come over. The 10,000 flies iu the shop
before the dose was fixed bad been
multiplied by four.
"Great lauds! but I'm being carried
off by flies!" exclaimed the butcher, as
be waved a long knife around his head.
44 Well, why don't you get something
to kill 'em off!"
Didn't L but it hasn't killed a
"Of course it hasn't. You wanted
something good for tlius and I gave you
claritied sirupl It's the best stuff to
draw tiles and keep 'em coutented 1
ever beard of. Why didn't you tell me
you wanted a fly-klller?',w7$!roij Frtt
HOME, FARM ASiD UABDE.N.
Pimples on the face denoto au im
proper diot. too much grease, particu
larly pork and lard, or too much sugar
nnd salt, or too much pastry, au.i tho
like; and perhaps too littlo out-door ex
ercise. Pickled Red Cabbage. Slice the
cabbngo, oover it with fait And lot it
stand two days. Then drain and put It
in a pan; cover with vinegar and eplco
to your taste. Give it a scald aud when
cold put in jars and tio up close.
Here is a recipe fora good nnd sim
ple pudding: Ono pint of flour, half a
cup of sugar, throe-quarters of a cup of
sweet milk, one tablespoonful of butter,
two tcaspoonluls of baking powder.
Bako for twenty minutes; serve with
any good pudding sauce.
Mr. Hollistur says three times a
year is often enough to go to the mill,
f he flour, if packed in paper sacks, will
grow better every day, and bottor flour
is made from largo grists. . Old Hour is
the best because tho water has evap
orated and the flour has become dryer
and stronger. Cincinnati Commercial.
Scalloped Tomatoes. Pool and cut
the tomatoes in slices a quarter of an
inch thick; make a force-meat of bread
crumbs, pepper, salt, butter and a little
white sugar; put this in a pudding-dish
with alternate lay. $ of tomatoes, hav
ing tho tomatoes for tho top layer; put
a bit of butter upon each slice and dust
with salt, pepper and a littlo sugar;
stew with dry breadcrumbs and bako.
covered, half au hour, reuiovo tho lid
and bako brown.
Mustard owes its pungency to a
volatile acid oil which it contains. This
oil is bitter, and tho bitterness of fresh
ly mixed mustard Is very apparent un
less a certain quantity of salt is added
to it. This removes tho bitter flavor.
To every ounce or tablespoooful of dry
mustnrd add a tcaspoonful of salt, and
mix with cold water, adding vinegar in
which taragon, dill, or other desirablo
flavoring herbs have been steeped. Tho
French and German mustards aro thus
Pickled Onions. Peel tho onions
and let tlinm lie in strong salt aud wa
ter nine days, changing the water each
day; then put Item Into' jars and po.
fresh salt and water on them, this lima
boiling hot; when it is cold take them
out and put them on a hair sieve to
drain, after which put them in wMo
mouthed bottles and pour over them
vinegar prepared in the following man
ner: Take white wine vinegar nnd boil
it with a blade of mace, some salt and
ginger in it; whon cool pour over tho
DusUBath for Fowls. Make a box
three or four feet square, one foot high,
and fill two thirds full of dry road dust
with a half pound of sulphur nvxed in.
Keep a barrel or so of tho dry dust on
hand to replenish the box with. Pour
a pan of silted coal ashes, or wood ash
es without sifting, into tho box occa
sionally. Whon tho roads aro dry, and
other work Is not pressing, procure a
supply of dust and store it under cover
for use next winter. Where fowls have
access to one of these dust boxes they
aro seldom troubled with lice i. e. If
you keep the fowl bouso reasonably
Contracted hoof is tho result of a
disease of the inner part of tho foot and
absorption or wasting of the Internal
tissues. It can not be cured bv outward
applications to tho horn, and only by
removal of tho inward trouble. "Thu
usual treatment Is to removo tno shoos,
pare the edges of the crust of tho hoof,
and to cause tho feel to stand in wet
clay puddle, or turn tho horse into n
wet pasturo for three or four week.
Use a hoof dressing of glycerine and
water freely, and bnally put ou a flat,
thin shoe without any bevel and with
an even bearing over a sole of solo
leather which presses upon tho frog
Tho frog should not bo pared, but lolt
to bear upon the ground. X. Y. Times.
Years ago somo one asserted that
oil of pennyroyal rubbed ou the hair of
horses or other animals would repel tho
attacks of all kinds of flies, but upon
trial we found it had no such effect; in
fact, the flies seemed to be attracted by
the fragrance of the humble herb. Re
cently we noticed that a certain Dr.
ltidgo, of London, Eng., recommended
carbolic acid and oil for the same pur
pose, but upon trial during the past
week we could not discover that the
flies were In the least disturbed by this
mixture. Carbolic acid aud water as
strong as it wm safe to apply to the
skin of a horse was tried, tho hair
being well soaked with it; but the flies
returned in less than a ball minute, und.
If anything, in increased numbers. A
safe wash for keening flies from ani
mals Is still wanted. Who will discover
itf N. Y. Bun.
Bob Humphreys, of St. Louis, is a
peculiar rope manufacturer. He makes
nothing but nooses for hangmen. Or
ders are sent to him by Sheriffs all over
the Western and Southern States. He
twists the rope very carefully of the
best hemp, and test IU strength by
letting two horses pull at it The noose,
with iu intricate hangman' knot, it
made smoo'b with soap and pliabld wllb
ftf.' The f rk Is ?1 nplqt e.