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"Ho doubt ingenuity is the first rudi- ,lve: eB that romhincH with tact awl energy 'J0*1 make (icti-ctive. lint once in ier. I long stretc "gool luck1' i» «urjto^:iir» BUpreniH'y »rer those tlirer virtuew. At tJKIJl I eTe|jtM, a 2: there is an i»* on reeonl wax-] ^ereii) |U( k not o«lv ^jHinei tin* «ti|r«' t! «cj, Vut atoaed tor Hie of t'•• lier tlin •. a To be sure the case WHH not coinpli- ttod oue. Thcrv WHH n mystery thai tiled for t: e ket n iiiMtinet of an :t«lfjit unravelling to ferret it out. Instead, us inu was a hinipltM'hHiii otYir unintan wiiiu One Phillip Untshear ha«l been »um '1 "HI ectei ol'approjiriatin^ the funds of IUH •-:un» mployi'is, and while the iirm wan busy y "«v.4i numio^ lip the total of their ios.se*. he -ever dwnnipiNl. carrying with him money Ju 3d boml-, to tlie value of lialf a hundred rutlit1: kOUiMOid. A futile wsuvh of the city and reo-c1 nviroDM followed but to all appearances like i we culprit vanished, eavin^ 110 traces tat n»i ht Ih- followed up to Ik# ejKx-h 'hi* ajiprehension. rv.ir-i ictioa. ,'hargo iptain en, t»v i, plui ire th sabre have I escap- At lea.st tlmt was the }*»pubar verdict. pmJN'd by ''very uti»- Ii.mmii a npi^ial ttreat in the al! nr. With the exception "Mr. Auiericus lJimrerton, Chief of tii iited American Detective Service,whone 'D all traced itaudiear not only to the tee be adopted tn bin flight, liutto the U*where even now he lay awaiting a sr the"-roiable opjxirtunity to tjuit thecouutry. •y a hir Mr. A merit-uh liifo'rton was of hini with a diplomat, who, tliou^h loving lion that y and spiaMr dealing nuc', loved the ulou* jMKstn»»ion of Midan more. ,-ards (i:-'5Dce, w hen u besj^arly pittance of-'two trusty-8ndre»l dollars, deHd or alive," was of rj tne li ed for the apprehension of BrnHhear, direct. Bi^erton dilate] IUH widespread is nor ntnlB, and whispered lie would await a iadec her fluctuation in the market of re day rd. imed it hnp^xMed that one afternoon, a« a£*es sat conn ini' over the cntiies made by lened head clerk, Mli^inn, in his "Docket th terrii. Criminalities," the dusty door of his lew ot'i 4tier otfn e revolved on its creaky hin ral'' S.I'A and, !K»kin^ up, Mr. Ui^gi-rtou spied ared lb: wfll-kuown form of his nephew, John nstant h'1. titanding abashed in the* shadowy laliTH- rture. vinir. Well, it is you, in it?" quoth Mr. Big chex. ton, un^raciouiily enough. Valorc—: Yep, sir," And John Liel walked tin l#n^s t")»dily forward. "I hope you are ^lad ?itli thels*e me, uncle." I can't say that I am," grunted the Jay \va 'i»f. "I sup|«)se you are out of work imnh tii'in. Idleness has bwome a chronic iilam, ludy with you. John.*' ipon th'1 ohn Liel stMd twitching tlie, frayed of a not immaculate handkerchief spe's nitfh his rigid digits. its favor I nopt! not, uncle leastwise, I svorldF Haj pily. we don't we our own faults, n. But .et rnc tell you that one of be f-r.ir^ Is bi/ineMS*, so don't htand on the ie of -emlve." s liistor I have not endeavored to defend my valor nor could I conscientiously do so," ,nds tha'b short, faint laugh. and ioiilr. Hig/citon rcplaccd his gohl-liowed tueir ii'3se®, and sat looking for a moment or ,ijd. *t his nephew. He was a short, lire lici 'puleut, old fellow, this uncleof,loan's altho »«J®-Aavt n, keen-eyed, alert, and dressed a placAth tcrupuious c.re in a huit of shiny uf th" MJk broadcloth "Well, wlnit :ue you ffo'nfr to do with irgot I'lOWait?" l»e* finally interrogated. ontli.it *1 hardly kno-v and John looked lnin's i-• appealingly into the round, ruddy ,,1. eof his kinsman. "1 had entertained Pari- *iathope-" 3wer And what did you hope?" gave uc That there might Ik* something in the ,nr afteririce that you could offer me." of tlie Aiiht'ICUS Bi^gerton let fall hi« ,e embU'rfcet of cnminalitieH with something !e battle o:r much like a smothered gasp. ilso, that make tirtajnly. why not?' e ormakWby not? For the very 8uffici«nt ye liiftt you are not qualified to till any posit)ui beyond the counter ot a country shoe-shop. It takes a deal more than a good natured dolt to fuitil the duties required of a dctectiv. "For ail that, you might put n t.. the test.' Just then a suddeii t'i u^'lit v .led itself to .Mr. Biggertoi.. "And so I might," he conceded. "1 suppose it's against the code of human nature to let fine's own flesh and blood starve outright, and I have a kind of half notion to try you, anvhovv. There, there!" he rejoinded. cautiously don't rush into a vortex af avowals before you are certain of my intentions, whie.tare these: You've heard of lJrashear, the clerk w..o de camped a week or so ago, leaving Ki'lop and Carr a considerable HUM the. worse for his flight. Well, very confidentially, and strictly betweui our»elve». the United American Detective Service lias tracked the fellow to a little manufacturing centre in Ma^Hchuwtts, where the aforemen tioned service intends to keep him until the reward- offered tor his apprehension is COIOSHHI enough to reeoniJHMI.V them for their pains. Now, John, here's your chance. Jo up to Beanns Point, and keep a clear eye on the fellow then, when the time arrives to expose him, I'll come up and arrest him, ami pay you well for your trouble all with the proviso that you do your work in the right way." "But how will I recognize the culprit queried Liel. '•Easily enough he is your height to a hairs breadth, very dark, and eliminate to a last degree." "Are you certain he is at Beamis Pwint?" "Certain as I am of my own existence. There is but on« tavern in the place, and at it he is domiciled. It is highly prob able he will le disguised and under an assumed name. But you must ferret out his identity, aided by the information I have given you, and the fact that he has lieen in the place just a fortnight come Tuesday. Here's enough money to cover your expenses. Jn event of your failure, I warn you never to come my way again, It you succeed your future is aasured. Now go." And John, stowing away a grnerous coil of bills in his innermost pocket, oliey Mr. Biggerton's jwremtory bidding. Now Beamis Point WHS an aimless province of unfertile soil, somewhere along the Massachusetts coast of which one predicted *t first a scantiness of jwip ulution. and a general poverty in the way of human comfort. There were precisely seven rambling farm Intuses, an equally rambling churc^ ami, more pretentious than the rest, a heap uf brick and mor tar stigmatized, for brevity's sake, The Tavern." John Liel got to this place on the sec ond morning after his departure from Biggeiton's office. Once there, he set about his duties with all the system and regularity Ix'titting them, doing direct ly to the tavern, he ordered a room, and, while subscribing himself upon the bat tered register, took occasion t« scan the names enrolled thereon. In most part they were good, sensible Yankee names, such, he argued, as might le and probably were the possession of the itinerant peddlers who predominated iu tha» sec ion. But two names were one jot out of the stereotyped category these were Miss Spear, New Haven, and Oliver Pierce, Brooklyn. He closed the lxok suddenly whe: he saw the date subjoin ing them, Tuesday. April 12. That was the day 011 which Philip Brishear had come to Beam is Point. He went to his room, therp to await the sounding of the dinner-gong. It rang at last, and, with a strangely fluttering heart John repaired to the dining-room, and the first person to be introduced to him was Mr. Oliver Pierce, of Brooklyn. The fellow was manifestly in the last epoch of respectable intoxication and as he lolled about the room, eating, gesticu lating and talking all 111 a breath. John had 110 meagre opportunity to study his rum-blossoming physiognomy. His intuition told him the- fellow was the one he sought. His lace was covered by a straggling beard of several weeks growth lie was quite dark, and Johns height "to a hair s breadth." That afternoon John telegraphed Big gerton substantially as folio AH: 1 "Uncle A U vol,. 1. ml STONE CITY, GRANT COUNTY. DAKOTA. SATURDAY. SKl'TKMRKR 20. 187*1. —Everything is in I excellent order, and awaiting your pleas we. JoiiK." 1 It w is twilight when he again entered his room, and scarcely had lie done so than he heard some one fumbling at the door-knob. A second later the door svsung quickly open, and leaning against I the panels was a woman. Quite a tall woman she was- certainly several inches above t. e accepted height ot her sex. Her face, outlined by the dense shadows of the hall was strangely pre|H)Ss»-ssing: 1 she had full regular features, a damask rose sort of complexion, and pale gray i eyes, under dark, curling lashes, Mr. Liel was the first to regain hiscom posure. "Is there anything I can do for you?" At the first sound of his voice she shrank i back atill further in ttse shadow*. She had not seen him until he s|H»ke. "Yes," she articulated, faintly, in a telvetv contralto voice, "though I should I never have intruded had I koo*n you •were here. The door of my *ooir lias become locked during mv alienee, an i your key and mine ^re cot iitei-part each other." John stooped forward and -wrested hi key from its loe*. then pa"* intc t! hall accompatii( by th.- lady, lb-r r«-oui lay directly opposite his own. and it was theworK ot scarcely a moment to insert the key and turn tue lock into its right fill position. Then, with a taint muriuer of thanks, the lady passed wii hin, closing the door behind her, and ixi ,ixin4 t• him an impromptu Peri on the «suter edge of a modem paradise He stayed thete a second or hv t. ing to the fall of her receding -t, p-. then turned about, and was sauntering across the narrow hall, when suddenly man staggered with drunken force against him. Ju«t then a momentary shimmer ot light burned upward ftom the fitful flare of the hallway lamp, and, tying half sense less in his clasp, John Lier saw the figure of Philip Brashcar. He led the fellow a few paces, then set him 011 his feet, and watched him with u keen sense of satisfaction'-stagger against the door of a room farther on and sink into a heavy sleep across the threshold. John felt more interested 111 his mys terious visitor next morning than he did in either Brashear or his breakfast. He watched for her until his eves tired of their vain expectancy and, desparing at last of seeing her, he questioned mine host alout her, and had his trouble for his pains. Mine host knew absolutely nothing beyound the mcugr fact that her name was Sjwar: that she came from New Haven: that she paid her biils with uncommon regularity, and kept exclu sively to herself. So John ad to ci,file1Qt4ihimself that day with watching the ifcovements of Philip Brashear, and congratulating his vanity upon the conquest he had won over his old enemy Fate. Towards evening he saw the door of Miss Spear's room slightly ajar, and ven tured in with a ne. tly-wonled pretense of having mistaken the apartment for his own. Miss Speai was manifestly sur prised, and unquestionably displeased. However, she went through the formula of a half-hour's chat with a becoming show of gtHxl nature. When he went away, she told herself that she must sub 111 it to his well-meant overture for SUH picion was a precedent she did not care to establish )ust then. So time ran blithely awv», and spring merged itsell itno bimir.g, and John stood in hourly «.xpectancy of orders from his chief. He had been at Beamis Point a month now idly watching the movements ot Brashcar, and playing the agreeable to Miss Spear, Even to himself it seemed strange that lie had never told her of the mission that brought him to Beamis Point fear of the shock upon her nerves that would most probably attend the revelation had alone Kept him from making it. No woman had tlie strength of character to maintain a strict comjHiMire knowing herself to be beneath the same roof with a criminal, he urged. And so things coursed along very pleas antly, until over the wires sped the fol lowing words: "John Liel:—Will be with yon to-mor row. "I NCI K AMKRUI'8." The missive set John to thinking, then t' planning. First ot all lie decided The wind crept still higher, though the storm had abated somewhat in its fury. Miss SjK-ar, reaching forward, pushed down the window, then crossed the room in a blind manner, and paused before a table under whose cover an oblong par cel lay hidden. A second later she turned about, retracing her footbtejw-., her hands pinioned at her hack. "You shall never live to see Philip Brashear taken!" She spiang suddenly forward, a world vt hatred glowing in her steely eyes. that Miss S|ear must not ie compromis- power to verify the fact as to whether or ed by so much as a sight of theaflair. He not the crime was commi/tcn, The man would tell her every thing and have, her said that $1,000 was offered lor the dctec leave the house until ail was over. He tion of the murderer." Vincent refers to slipjH-d out of his mom and along the hall until lie faced the door of the culprit's risini. Peeling in, he saw the fellow lying prone upon his led sleeping of the effects r:l his spiritual potations. Quick as thought lie snatched up the key lying at his feet, and quicker still locked I is prey securely w ithiJX. That done, he. went to Miss Spear. A stiff wind had crept up over the sea, scene 011 Fifth and Arch streets instead over which a storm was brewing. Miss of Ninth. It is, how *ver, possiule that Spear was leaning belore the window renting her head upon the jam. He found her so as lie entered the room in answer to her bidding. There was no time to lose, and he told her everything: of Bra shear's crime, of his flight to Beamis Point, and, lastly of his being even now an inmate of the house He meant to tell her, too, just which inmate he was. but she did not ask, and he thought it eiith, and was engaged to be married tin needless. sulisequent week. The safe in which the A transient cloud flitted over Miss material was kept was upon a platform Spear's face then she paled to tlie roots at the back portion of the second-story of her dark hair. room, Mr. White also occupying the up "And you—you have !een watching per floors. At night a watchman was in his movements all along?" charge, who had to register his visits "AH along." on each floor every hour. Every morn- She put her lips together rigidly, as it ing at six o'clock "Needs went to'him, got to stifle an utterance that had risen to I the keys from the engineer, opened the them. "And they are coming to arrest him?" "Precisely." With one hand she tore the dark strands of hair ftom her head with the other she ie1 led v weapon at his heart. "You shall never live to airest me, I swear!" Time was along momcufof si lence- -then a sharp, mil tiled report, ami a po.ti of vapor-'U- -nuk- eddied upward to atds the ceiling. Another "pace of silence: meanv hile the smoke »f the shot was clearing, and. looking forward. John Leil siiw the form of Miss Spear, other wise Philip lrashear, at hi* feet, and thai of I ui !e Ainerii ns at his side. •Was it you fired Joan asked, faintly. I Not at all I merely turned Brashear s weapon upon himself he is 111 aneiniuent- ly agreeable condition now to be taken back to the city. As for you, John—well, i I ain't much on talking, but you're a In i« and we'll Settle the rest between oil-selves." Without an utterance John sped along the hall to where the *up|Mscd Brashear slept.. unconscious of his incar ceration. Afterward he learned that he was a confirmed drunkard, who had migrated to B«-amis Point simply to finish his existence in a trance of ecstatic col lapse. As for the resemblance between himself and Br.isheur, it was purely an accidental one. Of course, John prevaricated outrage ously in the mutter of his encounter with Brashear. It is not on ueord what his version of the atfaii as No doubt it was absurdly incongiuous with the real facts: but it answered the purpose, and the defaulter was sent to Siii'j Sing, and the reward given t« Uncle Amerieus, who shared it generously with his nephew, and died sounding that young man's praise. "Nothing succeeds like success,"says John Liel, who is chief of the United Am erican Detective Service now, and wears gold-lxnved glusses and glistening black broadcloth, iu direct imitation of his dis tinguished predecessor. AN OLD CRIME. Til* Kohbtry nul Murder lour tee 11 Yeiirs An1—A lawyer Thinks He U«s Koiiiul Oue of the (iaua WI10 I'ounuitted the Deed. Philadelphia On the morning of October 7, ISli.'i. •Tames Needs, the colored porter em ployed at 8. S. hiie'- dentai depot, .V,?8 Arch street, WHS found dead, gagged and !ound. in the office, on the second floor of the building, and the safe robln-d o4 t'i.000 worth of gold, silver and platina, used as material fn the manufacture oi artificial teeth. Oue arrest wa^ made, but the evideiiee was not positive, enough, ami since then the case has slumbered in police pigeon holes, bidding fair to re main a mystery. Yesterday the tragedy was levived in a very strange manner. Mayor Sfokeiy received a letter from John P. Vincent, attorney-sit law at Erie, Penn., under date of August 6th, to this effect: "Was a private or public watch man murdered at the corner of Arch and Ninth streets, in your city, atsiut twenty or twenty-four years ago? II so was anv one punished for the crime or sus]ected of it? if the murder 1 allude to was the one committed it was in a den tist's office on abunday morning. A man III this county, when under fear of death from severe illness,confessed the eominis hion of such a crime. It mav be a mere falsehood. If true it must be in your Honorable Henry liawle, the Judges ol the Supreme court and many other gentle men of Philedalphia, as vouchers for his own reputation. The police folks are not inclined to place much reliance in this story on account of the discrepancy in time, the White affair having been tourteen years ago instead ol twenty, was on a Saturday, not on Sunday, and tin these are incidental to the lapse of time in effacing circumstances from the mem ory. There is no intimation conveyed by the letter as to how the lawyer came in possession of his information or the name of the relator. The' murder of Needs created great excitement at the time of its commission. He was a colored man, residing 011 Pearl street near Elev- place, took the trays of precious inatal out of the safe and deposited them under the counter ready for the foreman. The men who planm the robbery had doubt less reckoned upon the regularity of the jiorter's habits to accomplish their de signs. When he assended the stairs they are supposed to have followed him noise It ssly. and, having removed their shoes, crept upon him. He was then felled by a sudden blow with a hammer or club presumably the latter, as a blood stained hickory stick was picked up. lie was then gagged and bound to prevent a noise and carried, insensible ae lie was, to the back part of the room. Then the thieves NO. opened the safe with his keys. They tore o|m' 11 the ends of envelopes, probablv in the search for ootids. Finding nothing in that line they took the goid. silver and piut.uuin, rained'ut $'i,00i). One of the woiknun raised a window about this time and the villains fled, leaving their victim tightly bound. They locked the front.door after lem to prevent pursuit. When the door was forced' jd*terard Needs was found dead, the testimony o the coroner's physician being that lie had perished from strangulation, the wounds on the head and and face not being mor tal. The affair in this feature somewhat resembles the Hull murder in New York by Chastine Cox. The verdict of the coroner's jury was 111 accordance with these facts, the opinion being that the roblnTs did not intend to take life. The He 3 for the police were the club and a brand-new chisel wrapped in brown pa jar. Every hardware store on Market street was visited, and finally August Fran/.ell, 755 Market street, identified the implement as one he had sold a few days before by his figures U}HHI the brown wrapper. Old Joseph iggart and George Handy Smith, the detective, kept sharp eyes on all the pawn-oflices and smelters* shops for the stolen metals, but ineffectual ly. Tne thieves were too sharp to attempt to dispose ot such a rare met al as platinum, and probably threw it away. The others were more negotiable. Suspicion directed itself toward Hugh Donnelly, a well-Miww ii thief. It liecaiue known that he and a companion had leen around the neighborhood oj Fifth and Arch streets. Donnelly's pal disap |K*ared and went to Baltimore two days after the robbery, and Donnelly shaved off his own mustache for some reason. The police siisjM-cted a reason and arrest ed him. The hardware dealers at first identified Donnelly, but at the inquest was not positive. So Donnelly was dis charged. But to this day some ol the old detectives believe he was one of the men. The jury's verdict was that the crime was done by unknown JHTSOIIS. The Mayor ollered $,"00 reward and Dr. White $1,000 more for the criminals, hut no further elew has ever leen found. A further communication from the Erie lawyer is awaited with interest. "FROM THEJEAST." He was a dapper little fellow, as tidy a- a new pin. and as he entered one ot the "^naple rooms" on Woodward Av enwe, yeiterday, the bar-keeper mentally remarked, "That fellow will call for champagne." But he was mistaken the little fellow leaned ovur the bar and said: "1 want a tumbler tw-thirds full of water and some pieces ot pure ice in the tumbler." It was handed him and he asked "Do you ever have lemon aljout t?ie place?" "Yes." "Well, gently squeeze one into th« tumbler." Tlie sqee/ing process took place, and the little man continued: "Do vou have raspberries out here!'* "We do." "Weil, put two into the tumbler." They were added and, he put Ills hand to his brow, trying hard to collect his memory, and then suddenly he ex claimed "All! yes sugar! I knew I could think of it. Add a spoonful of sugar." While it was being added the little man drop|ed on throe kernels of coffee and a piece of cheese, and then said: "If you keep Madeira, you can add spoonful." The Madeira was added, the glass sha ken, and the little man opened, a long morocco case which he took from a side pocket, took out a solitary straw, care fully cut off an inch or two from one end and said "Owing to the prevalence of malarial diseases in your Western country, I find it the best way to carry my own straw with me. A fellah kindej hates to use everyIxidy's straw, vou know, especially out west I'ere." He pinned his handkerchief und.»r his chin, brushed back his moustache and liegan drawing. The liar-keeper's pet dog came in when the glass was half drained, and the little man took ihe straw from his mouth and said "Piwease remove your dawg to the rear room. lean ncvah dwink lemonade with a dawg in the room." The "dawg "was escorted out,end when the bar-keeper returned the little man had disappeared, and the glass had been emptied of even the lemon-peel. Brattleboro Fricasse. —1Take two chick ens, cut them up neatly, and lay them in a skillet with two slices of thin-cut ham, two small onioas, and a few blades of mace, seasoning with pepper and salt. Add a little water, and put on a quick tire. When about half done, add a pint of cream, ami a lump of butter the size of a walnut, rolled in flour. Keep con stantly stirring until done. Dover Cake.—One pound of flour on« of sugar one-half pound of butter six eggs a glass of sweet milk one teaspt^pn ful of soda two teaspoonfuls ofcreantt&l tar add a Little nutmeg.