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ow a Private Detective waa Caught In Mean Business. One night recently I waa at the the Urs when the chaporone of the party started norvouuly forward in her seat, swayed slightly and turned pale. She had been Bitting in the front 'of the box for an hour or so. The alare of the foot-lights was very trying and the heat oppressive. It supposed, as she was delicate in 1th, that those causes led to her tneso. 6he would not hear of oth- disturbing thomselves in the least, smiled a hall-pitiful gooa-nignc to we went out of the theatre. 1 most extraordinary manner as we hurried through the door, and after we had got into the cab and started at a brink place she wheeled around nervously in her seat and jittered out with an expression of face that was simply fear-stricken. I looked at her with more or loss lymphatic curiosity, for I had long since given up any idea of following the queer vagaries of an excited woman's fancy. Suddenly sho seized my arm with a grip of iron and shrieked ina voice that rose above the din of wheels: "There he is!" "The deuce ho is." "He's following us." "Who is? What is?" "He is," Bhe said, with a tremen dous accent on the "he," shaking my arm excitedly. "Oh, is he?" i said, vaguely, but firmly loosening the viselike grip of her lingers. "Would you mind telling me who he is?" "It's the most droadtul thing in the world. For nearly a week I have been haunted like a wretched criminal tfy one or two men. There is a stocky, red-bearded sort of person who dogs my footsteps by day and another hor rid and sinister little monster whofol- ows me at nmht. It is impossible to t away from either one oi tnem.ana Una wnvi'lail niA unt.ll 1 n.m wretCU- iiiv ill fin hiiv nuinuii ill uiio nwn It was my turn now. I never was so amazed in my life. I sat up and shesank limp and overwrought in the corner again. It seemed incredible that there were private detectives on the track of a lady who was nearing her 60th year, had been more or less of an invalid all of hor life, came of an old and exceedingly respectable New York family and was one of the most rigid and exennilary devotees of the proprieties in New York. She told me more about tho espionage under which she had been worrying hersolf ill, and finally she began to press her handker ' chief to her eyes in the good old-fashioned way. It seemed such an intolor ablo outrage to see that such a wom an as this should be hounded by a couple of blackmailing curs that I kept her by my side when the cariiase stopped at her door and waited for the man who had been pursuing her. He had rattled up behind us in a cab, but when we turned into a street in the reaidontal quarter of tho city he had iumned out of his cab and was sneaking along in the shadow of the houses. I could see him half a block i 1- l II.. ...... .l , n nA up ii r ur it ii mih ii in. i i.iiiiii ii .ii. slouching along in the most melodra matic and absurd manner. He had a dark silk handkerchief wound around the lower part of his face and was otherwise all that the most silly sensationalist could desire. "To-night," said my companion, timorously, "I had almost forgotten about the trouble I have had with the two men and was enjoying tho play when I glanced down the orches tra chairs, and there, in the middle aisle, 1 saw that wretchod and un shaven man watching me as though I were a criminal. It was the shock of thi" that made me fool so faint." Meanwhi'e the mysterious gentleman with handkerchief around his neck was circling nearer and nearer thecab. The lady at my side trembled more and more as he neareoj her, and as I IN 1 1 J 1. 1 1 LII1I1GU UUTIII J V ..u w w. reflected tlmt sue wouia nave a long nd serious illness from all the ncrv- ous strain that he wancansingl began f.kl a atf nf truarniniT ilpnirA tn ipfc hold of him. We waited at least twenty minutes, and each time the de tective came nearer and nearer, until f finally he passed the door of the cab and peered eagerly in. I jumped for him throuuh the open window, but he was very spry, and I only got hold of his coat sleeve. He struggled and fought like a bull terrier, and was loosening my prip materially when a lare and bulky body descended through the air and therlotectivecame to t lie tart li with a terillic crash un der the burly figure of iny Irish cab driver, who Lad been watching the whole pantomime and was just about as shrewd as most New ork hack drivers. The servants, who had heard . I 1 L rAn .Inn. ineulsiuruance,u!t:i.eu ina muiiv uuui and ran down and assisted their mis tress into the house. The hackman and I then unloaded ourselves. I had added about 200 pounds of the avoir dupois that had already pressed the detective to the earth. Ve dracged the gentleman with the handkerchief around his neck into the house. On the way the hackman casually hit our friend a clip in the neck with his clench ed fist that warmed the cookies of my heart toward the Jehu. The result of all this kindly and gentleman-like treatment was that when we dragged the shadow into the library and drop ped him on the floor he waa about as pallid, washed-ovt and thoroughly ticked a specimen vf a sneak as it ns ever boon my good fortune to witness I beamed with gratification and shook hands with the hackman. Then looked at the detective a second time, when the members of the family came into the library, and I said: "It seems to me that I know you." "Yes, sir," said the man, faintly. "You was a witness in the Harbeck divorce case, where I was jugaud for collecting evidence." "And you were sentenced for con spiracy, were you not?" "Yes, sir," said tho man, dismally, "and I served live months, and here f am back in the same old business again like a fool, just for the sake of earning $15 a week." "It wouldn't surprise mn if you served another term," interrupted the brother of the lady whom I accom panied home. "I don't propose to have a jailbird houndinnany members of my family, unless I know what it ii for." ' "Oh,you can wing me easily enough if you want to," said tho detective, dismally. "This lady aiu't done nothing wrong. We're simply shadow in' her for tho purpose of gettin' onto the habits of a certain party that handles trust funds." He told us the agoncy that he was working for, and the hackman was sent for the head of this delectablo institution, who, it appeared, lived within six blocks of the house. The detective wrote a note to his supe rior which read: "For God's sake come with the hackman at once. Wo're snared dead sure this time, and they'll break us in spite of anything." In a few minutes a flustered, puffy and rod-faced man hurried in brim ming over with apologies, pleadings and excuses. He laid all tho docu ments before us, and it turned out that an ambitious youngster was dis puting his fathor's will on the ground that . one of tho executors, a man standing high in social and business circles, was dissipating tho trust funds. He agreed to pay the agency $10 a day for every detective employ ed, and gavo a list of the houses that the trustee visited. All of thoso houses belonged to people of unimpeachable respectability and prominence, but tho "mistress of each tamily was being dogged like a crimi nal, while the detectives bled the young fool of a litigant. In point of fact, tho trustee had not visited tho house of my friend since . December, 188G, when ho dined there with a party of sixteon people. This is a fair illustra tion of what the New York detective agencies are capable of. Nothing was done, of course. What could be done withoutarousing any amount of pub licity and talk? A statement in writ ing was taken and duly witnessed, and at 3 o'clock in tho morning the detec tives were thrust out of the house. A nice system of persecution this, in n civilized country, and tho extraordi nary part of it is that there is abso lutely no legal redress. 13 IjACklky Ham,. Curiosities in Clocks. "The latest thing in clocks is the imitation of machinery of different kinds, "said a salesman of a John street importing house. "We have just re ceived some very odd designs in this line from Paris. Here is a clock that would make a fine present for a rail road man," and he exhibited a beauti ful white bronze model of a steam boiler. It had a steam guagu; safely valvo and speed regulator, and a ther mometer took the place of the water gauge. On the furnace door was the dial of the clock and above it was the barometer. Ths whole apparatus was about ten inches high and whs mount ed on a plush platform. The clock was running and the pendant balls ol the speed regulator were whirling around merrily and doing the work oi the pendulum. "Now, here is something that would please anybody," said the clerk, and he showed a handsome windmill in bronze and gold, with a clock face let into the side of the tower. The.arme of the wind mill were moving in such a natural way, that one could easily imagine that he felt the breeze that propelled them. Another design was a well, built of tiles held in place by a gilt frame, and an open work well house overhead, in which a bucket was hanging susended by a chain. The bucket served as a pendulum and swung in a circle most mysteriously; for it did not seem to have any con nection with the works of the clock, which were concealed in the well. "Here I fomething unique," said the clerk, calling he reporter's at tention to an elaborate au'air. "This is a perfect miniature of a boiler set in a brick foundation. There are all of the valves, gauges, steam pipes and connectionscomplete. The end of the boiier serves as the dial of the clock, and here at one side is a steam ham mer moving up and down with great regularity, and striking a bar of brass that is held by a workman. That is designed as a present for a manufact urer. It costs $05. Here is a freak of the designer that is very neat. It represents an old-fashioned vertical saw at work. A workman stands at the bench pushing a board against the saw. On the front of the bench ia the dial of the clock. The great beau ty of these designs is the perfection to which ths smallest details are carried. 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CHAIIt CARS ON AU TUROUG1I TRAINS KKEK to holdfn- or tirat-claas ticket! between Uullaa, Houston and Oal vestou. Direct connection for Austin, Oatesvlllo. Waco, Han Antonio, MemtiliU, Mt. Louis, Kanaaa I ity and all points North, East and West. Through Sleeping Can or Galvei ton, St. Louis, Memphis and Kansas City. TRAINS ARRIVE AT DALLAS From St. l.ouls 8KW p m From Mempiiia and Paris llAflpm From Galveston llUWain From Cleburne and Kansas City p m TRAINS DEPART FROM DALLAS For fit. Lonls (through sleeper) . . 1M a m For Merrphta and Texarkaoa (through sleeper) 70 a m For tialveaton and Kanaaa City (through sleeper) ,.. 320pm For Galveston 8:10 am W. J 8TOKMS, Ticket Agent, Dallas. JAMES S. CARK, tienerall'assenger AfsntUalreatoB BLH WILfi BHD, ANDERSON & CO., Wboleiule and Rough andDresse " Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors and Mouldings. LongLeafLumlier ofAll Kiniis a Specialty. Cor. St. Paul and HAREY BROS, MANUKACTURKRU, WHULKHAI.K AND KKTAII. DKALKKfl IX Stoves, Tin and Queensware GUf anized Iron Cornices, Wood and Iron' Mantels, Grates, China, Glassware. GHQlKlm SSI !( th1 6!JS FiK'ilic Avi'iitip, DALLAS, :::::: TEXAS. REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TItAVKJ VIA . TI-IE MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY liecnuso it Is the great tliorouglifure batween Central Texas nnd all points North, Kutit and West. Ilecause it Is tbo only lina passing through the beautiful Indiun Territory. HecBtise it runs a line of Superb Pullman llotol and Sleeping Cars between St. Louia (via Denison, Dallas nnd Fort Worth) and San Antonio. Because it runs doublo cluilv truins milking close and sure connection in Union depot at Kansas City, St. Louis und lliinulbal, lor all points. Hocauxe it runs solid Trains (rom Sun Antonio to St. Louis, via Fort Worth aud Deniaon. Because there is but one oliange of curs to CHICAGO, LOUISVILLE, CINCINNATI, BALTIMORE, NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA, AND OTHER IJTHNCllJiVL. OITIKIS. Trains lor St. Louis and the North, Kuxt and West loave Dullas at 12:13 a.m. and 7:Si) p. m. Take tho 12:15 p. 111. train for Gainesville, Heurlet'ii, and Inter mediate stations. Take the 11:45 a. in. train for Tyler, 1'aleatlue aud all points ou International & Great Northern Ruilroud via Miueola and Troupe. Tuko the 4 p. 111. tra n for Duck Creek, Greenville, Deulson, Sulphur Springs and intermediate stations. Pasaengcs booked to and from nil points in Europe via the American Klenm lliip Line, between Philadelphia and Liverpool, and the Ited Steamship Line be tween New York, Philadelphia and Antwerp. For Information or tickets call on K. P. TURNKR. 11. C. ARCIIKR, Ticket Agent, Bud Alain at., Dallus, Texas. Passenger Agent, Dullas, Texas. 11. W. McCULLOUQII, General Passenger and Ticket Agent, Dallus, Texas. TIIE Texas & Pacific RAILWAY, THEGKEAT l'OL'ULAIl K0UTEKETWKEX The East and West. Short line to New Orleans aud all points In Louisiana, Now Mexico. Arizona and California. Favorite line to the NORTH, EAST AMD SOUTHEAST. Elegant Pullman Buffet Sleeping C irs through between St, Louii'vla Tei nrkana) and Deniing, N. M.; also Pullman Palace Sleeping Cara bt ween Kort Worth and New Orleans without change. Onlp oue change or cars to WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, BALTIMORE, CINCINNATI, PHILADELPHIA. AND OTHER PRINCIPAL CITIES. Take the 9:.V a. m. or 10:20 p. m. trnin for the Southwest, via Little Rock, aud Tor SU Louis and all points North and Last. Double dally line of Pullman Sleep ers to SU Louis. Take either the &M a. m. or 10:2."i p. ni. train for New Orleau. and HoutheaHtern points via New Orleans. Take the :o& a. ni. train for Kl Paso and the West. Take the 6:05 a. m. or 0: :W p. in. train fur Waco, Austin, San An tonio. Ijiredo and Intermediate points. Passengers booked to and from all pointa in Europe, via the Ameiican Steaniabip Line between Nw York, Philadelphia and Antwerp. For full particulars or tickets, call on J. n. MILLER. Pass. Agent, Dallas. C. C. ODEN, Ticket Agent, T. ft P. Depot, and No. Imnj Main at., Dallas. T. A. U. Depot, East Dallaa. B. W. McCULLOUUU. O. P. T. A., Dallas. JOHN A. UUA.NT, Uenerai Mauager, Dallaa. retail derli Elm Sts., Dallas. Texaa. F. P. TURNER,