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VOL. HI- PROFESSIONAL CARDS ltMt» JOU * ieUUO HT Si LEARY, \ TTORSKY* - A 7 - IA W. SOLICI TOR* is cnA\ ( Kftr, ,t i'nor;. m mS ADMIRALTY. r'* ct ' ce »'••! Supreme Coo»«-r»n r li>'- *•- : alao V, the imr !i*»» '.JZ*of Real F " u " jjpltth. iktj. iris "d. P. JENKINS, SEATTLE, W. T.. mttobsky-aT-/.A W. SOLD lion IS CHASCKIiY, IXD t'ROVTOR (it ADMIRALTY. nib'il W. R. ANDREWS, ATTOItNEY-AT-LAW. SEATTLE. W T *epll MRS. S. D. HEWES. M. D. HOMCEOP ATHIST. Iv «f the Firct Lad) Graduatf> in Mtiliriut, Otfrm iier service* to the people of Seattle atid tk. Sortli Paeifle f'.ubt. Mm Dorter Hewf-a ronie« Wept after ten yeara of runxUnt and iui''< , M»f'il practice. Will i.jx-u yrh'mr to tlie tick. Mothers HI finil a h-nne, •ith the l»-"t mndlral attendance il .rintf confine, lornl. patient* for funeral medical treatment. Wl'l IM the nick by letter, ai.d till order* for MMifi * ay mail <>r esprt *h. BMldroec < n t'liiou «tr»et. lietwcen Fourth ami iftli. mjrOT-dwtf DR. G. BRYANT, Physician ami Surgeon. NEWCASTLE. \V. T. ORS. L I H. B. BAULEY, iioMir opal hints, BEATTLK, W. T. OR. H. R. 8A01.R7, I.\TK PROFEM9OR or Principle* an I Practice of Hiir«ery In the Mtrhlgu Central Collexe, will malt* Opmtif Httf*ttanlSiirtflca! liweanes • special. I ». W4 will attend to call* In *ll7 nart of the Vmn.l. dl'J n&vmnoiJN, Seattle, W. T. Ko. 1, lll«]>ati'b Building, op|>o»ite Occi dental Hotel. OR. G. A. WEED, 81'RMKOM AMI PHYSICIAN, SEATTLE, W. T. D. LOCKE, M. D., DENTIST, hruuuect Olfii-o— Front Room, up-Msint — FlUfntliai - Block, HeattW-. W. T. jy3l DENTISTRY. 1. r. orasrk, dentist. or- MBSk Bt-» lu Mmn- & ! ill'f New Bulli- log on Oonuuitnial fttwt. All work • i.nttfj, mm J.S. MAGGS, Dontlst, OFFICE, MILL STKKEy, •wrtWdla tad HaruisM Blot*. K.\sT OF OC CIDRNTiI. HOTFX. «C. H. CLARK. miCTOR & BiIMIEK. WAMANTKEs VIHUT - ' /..!» A T THE 1.0 W ES T HA IKS. ®<S S Muiplot* outfit lor raimiiK and iu«vin( sod will attend to mu-h ordara wttfc '"•US* and JlH|«tcb. Front Street, opjosito the Pavilion. USTWICK. MORRIS *CO. Civil and Mining Nll. f, Hunxtt» ButliU.'.*,! " ® i aa»«'Ui si iii<>tiiii|iii« Saattla, Wash. Territory. nunrral laud* 'au-l ruin< ». atir- and rvpnrteil ii r <u Dana and sUulu* liapniTMueota furtiahrd t,) land mmera, ssd t.>th* a - ■ e1 I '* '°'» and bltH-ka. Ma,a and draw ■"•Sßteatlf atarntwl N am. IS, IHT». SEATTLE Orlst Mill. EP. H\\ IXO 1 ElBM> THE run by titrtnon A t\«»t. «-n "»U« « WNAIF, to toaaufacttir* a auprtfor artula of I«rR. CHOPPF.D FKKD. Onto on ihnrt Di^k* ftvui aii> y*rx of lb# ' u ' ffwuid 4u,| rrturiiMl. bought or noli! on Ik; " I<A " W OtOROF EDWARD*. Leaves from Detective Life. ' W bo ( %rn* in thii-s carriage. lohn-' "Mrs Myrtle, tr<>m the avenue, I l»e --ii''ve. i«ir met with a great loss Diamonds l l|.-»rd them s»y. T| Jt chief* Iken waiting for you somt time." Jolui was the doorman from theCen tfil The carriage wa- drawn up in front of the statinr., and. with the crimson siik linitijj. plate i»!as« front ai.d j;ilt biit>-», resembled a miniature palace on wheels Tile two men on the box, clothed in livery and sitting bolt upright, with their arni- folded; the polished and highly gilt harness. and the well grrwind horses—all indicated the we*|t h (if the owner, the widow Myrtle, whom I k.ifw by reputation as one of the wealthiest ladies uf \ew York. I |*Med into the office, ai d in a mo merit afterward was introduced to Mrs. Myrtle as the olHcer for whom the chief had been waiting to take charge of the case. It appeared from her statement that on the day of her marriage to Mr. Myrtle, that gentleman had presented her with a diamond cross, containing thirteen brilliants, thf< centre one alone being valued at »vcn hundred dollar*, and the others ranging from five hun dred to two hundred and fifty dollar* each. i his made a costly ornament —so costly, indeed, that she seldom wore it, but kept, it carefully concealed in her jewel case. In looking over her jpwel l»o\. fin the morning of the day in which -he had come to the office, she had discovered its loss; and there was something curious about this, also. In putting the j-wel away, she had winced it in a small Im>x, wrapped the box in white paper, sealed it. and laid it away among the other valuables— nor had she unsealed it until thit day, and then out of mere curiosity; but u|Hiii opening the little box she found tlx- jewel gone, and in its place a small but solid piece of lead. She leirl taken the box in her hands many times, she said, and as it always appeared weighty, she had no idea, of course, that the jewel was not there, and this was the circumstance that j made the time of the robbery a mys tery. She was equally at .-ca as to who was tlu> probable robber. She scouted the idea that it could have been any member of the household There was but one lieside herself who knew just ; where she kept her jewels. This was an old female nurse, who. had been iu the Myrtle family f»r j years, who had been amply provided 1 tor in Air. Myrtle's will, but who still j prelorro.l ...••« —— - 1 ' *1- - I household. Mtie was more like a metli- ) • r than a nurse, Mrs. Myrtle said, "on» of the deurest o.d souls in the world;" and of course she did not take it. ••Who, then do you think did V" a-ked I he chief. My dear sir," she answered, "that ! is what 1 have come here to aecei tain." As this wk 1 * one of 'he cases in which the premises uiurt be thoroughly over looked before any plan of action could , be decided upon, 1 took the lady's ad dies*, and arranged to call at her res idence that evening at all early hour. Then she swept out of the office into her magnificent equipage, and was rolled iuvu*. Tin* Myrtlo mansion was cue of those palatial residences incident to the lower portion of Fifth Avenue some years ago. It sto«>d on the corner of the avenue, and ou *ll intersecting street; iu.d at the rear end of the lot on the street side was the stalde and cariiagc house, the front wall of which was con tinuous with, hut lower, of course, than the wall of the main building. It was evidently a stable on the ground floor, with apartments for the coachman and footman above. Having satisfied myself with 11 leisurely vit-w of the exterior of the mansion, 1 rang the door-bell, handed uiy curd to a servant, and was ushered into the re ception room to await Mrs Myrtle's pleasure. In a few moments the lady appeared, and in the course of a conversation that ensued, substantially repeated the state ment uiade at the office iu the morning, with some additional words in tavor ot the Mirse •'Not one breath of suspicion uj;aint>t poor, dear old .lane, Mr Officer," »he said— "not one syllable, l»-cau<n» I *hail absolutely refuse to listen to it; and, ill fact, would prefer to lose the jewels rallier than to have her suspected, rightfully or wrongfully.' This was discounting one of :ny best jt'iiit"' very largely in advance; but I simply bowed acquiescence, and re quested to be shown to the room in which the missing valuables had been kept. (11 compliance with this request, 1 was ushered into a small i«irlor on the second floor. Loading out of this room was a small bed-room, luxuriously fur nished; and at one side ot' this rooui. opposite the foot of ttie bed, was a small rosewood cabinet, containing several little compartments, in one of which Mrs. Myrtle kept her jewels. •This is the safest pla<-e in the house," said she. "Either Jane or my self are al way* at home, and we are in and out of here dozens of t.uus during the day. When the servant is engaged in the inner room in the morning, Jane always sits in this parlor, and besides that, the nervan: does net know where m « jewel* are kept This d«s»r to the loft leads from the parlor into aiiotl*-! be t-mom which Jane has occupied for years —long liefore I came here, in fact and the diwr opposite opens into an ohj luinlter-room. which his lietn close-l ever since Mr. Myrtle's death, twt years ngo." A g'ance through the bed room win dows'showed 111* that the stable ami carriage-house tWincd a continuation ol 1 the main building, and had apartment' in the upper st<*rv f«*r tl.e coschmti aud grooui. aa 1 bad previously men tioued. , ' "Have you the key to the door ing to the lumber-room, Mr*. Myrtle* SEATTLE, WASHINGTON TERRITORY. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 2, 1577. "Certainly I hava. Is it possible vou desire to explore it f Here Jane I" " A motberly-looking and very old lady, with a tottering gait, responded to Mr« Myrtles call, and was iutro , duced to me as the Myrtle family nurse. An instinct ire fueling that Mrs. Myr tle was right in the estimate of Janes innocence prereded mv mind in a mo ment. I could see at once that sL« was ore ; of those lovable old ladies tbat one feels drawn toward and to confide in her at once, and then to suspect her of » wroug would !>• a little worse than a»crilrge. % 1" rom a buneh of keys hanging bv . her side she selected the proper one, ; and I unlocked the door. The interior of this room was utterly dark, but Mrs. Myrtle cune quickly with a small as- I tral lamp, by which .1 could see that the ajiartment was long and narrow, covering the same space in length as i that occupied by the parlor and bed room. Mr*. Myrtle and Jane l>oth objected to going into the dismal place, and I explored it alone. There were trunks, ami old boxes, and dilapidated picture i frames, piled up in different places, an<l uiUKty pap«rs scattered over the floor, all covered with dust, that must have been a long time accumulating. A pile of discarded damask curtains, I also Covered with dust, completed the i contents. At the rear end ol the room, just wh' re the stable building should join the house, oue of tint dauiask curtains was hung up. It was .lusty, like the | others, but the dust appeared to have ; been recently disturbed. Closer observation disclosed the shape of a door behind the curtain made Hush with the wall. Then I noticed that the dust had been freshly brushed from some of the boxes in places, as if the edge of a coat or a dress had re- j | cently been drawn over them, and upon one was thu print of a hand, as if Rome one, groping in the dark, ha 1 slipped and had attempted to steady them- ! selves Mrs. Myrtle smiled as I emerged from the room. "I am so glad you have couic back safe and sound," she said. "Jane and I were quite ready to cry police, if you had encountered anything terrible," j and she gave vent to a hearty laugh. I made no response to this pleasant ry, olher than to shake my head a little knowingly, but tint did not save me from a further sally. "lou gentlemen of the detective pro- j fession are so provoking'.y mysterious," »*he continued, "that onemigbtdie of curiosity twenty times before having it once gratified by you. But come, have ! you no theory to give us y«ur permission I will be here to-mor row evening at this hour, aud can then : spesk more definitely." "Another whole day of suspense!" she said, as I bade her good evening, aud then, calling me back, she whig- . pered, "You don't suspect Jane •" "Not for a moment!" "I am M grateful. Good-night, sir!" aud I departed. The years will be many and long be- • tore the image of Mrs Myrtle, as she ! appeared that evening, is effaced from j my mind. Young, rich, handsome; her eyes! brilbant, and her cheeks roseate in the flush tide of perfect health; her cos tume of rich material ami subdued col ors; her dark hair neatly arranged in the prevailing style: her voice musical; her manner vivacious; and nil compos ing a picture to which the luxurious surroundings— the gens of art, the paintings adorning the walls, and the odorous and many-colored flowers in the- mantle-vases —formed a most ap propriate and elaborate setting. The following morning found me in the vicinity of the Myrtle mansion ut au early hour, aud in a position where I could see without being observed. The carriage was outside of the stable, and the footman was busily engaged clean ing it. The sight of this fellow somewhat ■ astonished me. There had been no oc- ■ casion for my observing him closely on the previous day, when he was sitting on the l»ox of theeairiage. but now 1 recognized him as a tnan who had once Iwon arrested for some offense, the na ture of which I could not just then call to mind; but the sight of his face com pleted my theory of the Myrtle rob bery, aud I returned to the Central Of fice. That *ame evening I callisl upon Mrs Myrtle. "What is your footmau's nanie?" I asked. "Why, what a question! His name is Thomas Howler." "How long has he l»een in your em ploy y" "Not quite five weeks." "And the conchman and groom ?" "Oh, they have lieen in the family for years " "You informed me, evening, that y»u had a step-aon —Mr. Myrtlc'a by bis former wife—and that the young man was at school I desire that you semi your groom to attend bim as a tmdy servant for a time Then have t our solicitor advertise for a groom, and employ the man 1 shall send him." Mrs. Myrtle shook her head and laughed; then l«came serious, arid in terposed numerous objections, but final ly acquiesced. Three <lays after this the groom was at work. It was Joe Tracer, as a mat ter of course. Judging from all the •urroundintts of the case, I bad come to the conclusion that Howler was the rol>ber. ar.d that his detection could l»e accomplished only through gaining his confidence. This was why Tracer had 1 become a groom. He wa« not long in getting on inti mate terms with Bowlsr, and, after working with him a week, the latter '. informal Tracer of the 4oor leading aut 1 of the stable-loft, and through which k access could he bad to the house through the lumber room. Then Tracer proposed a plan to rob Mrs Myrtle of all her jewels, and un •' dertook to ascertain in jm* what part of the house they were kept. Bowler informed him that lie liad already as certained this fact from a woman who had once been ir. Mrs. Myrtle's service, and whom he intended sh rtlv to marry. As th. j >l:ui for tln= r>U>ery j. ro . greMed, Tracer and Bowler gr -till more confider.t.al One morning, the f'Ttner exhibited to the fo tman a huge roll of bank notes, informing him that they were the proceeds of the * de of a diamond brooch which he ha.l purloined at his former place of service m a neighboring city; that he had a friend who dealt in snch articles, who had re moved the diumoedi from th • brooch and disposed of them for a commission, aud without asking any nnpl-nsant questions. The (>ait to»k even tban we ex pected. ( "W'Leii !was in Sm.ih AUierioa." s:»id Bowler, "I got a ui iiuond « ros<, and ; I\® h;i'l it t'Vor since, because I'm afraid to it. Maybe rem cm help nie with it "Jo with me any von please," , answered Tracer, "and~l will sh>w you my triend He will l»uy it. and won't be too inquisitive." Of course I was to i« the '•friend" in the case, and, for the more perfect per conation of the character, hired a little shop on the e.vt side of the t .wn, placed a few lioxes on the shelves, up a quantity of old clothes, put oa a long gray Iteard and a pair ot uli -e-i, in addition to a suit of greasy clothing, and patiently awaited their coming P required two day.,' time, after this, t» enable Tracer to work the matter up to a right point; but ou the evening of | the third day, when I hid lighted uiy whale-oil lamp, and had seated myself among the old and musty garments, j they made their appearance. "fJood-eveiiing. gentlemen*," I said, j in the l>est broken Kegli*h I could com mand. "Good-eveningresponded Tracer. "Hero is a friend .it iniue who wants to transact a little business. Treat him ns well as you did me, and he will lie satisfied." liowler came forward and shook hands cordially, and tin n produced a small linen handkerchief, tijitly rolled up, and from which he brought out the tlie di amond cross. It certainly was :t magnificent jewel, its corruscations till ing the dingy room even undur the dull light ot an oil lamp I examined it with great seeming care; aod then, holding it up nearer to the light, said, contemptuously : "My friends, these are only paste." "Paste * They can't be paste ex claimed Bowler, with sudden and nerv ous anxiety. A lady had them—l mean a gentleman, as would never vvt ar—" Tracer. "Lady is what you mem, and that lady is Mrs Myrtle." Within the next moment. Howler was in irons, and in the course of the ensu-' ing half hour had fully confessed the theft, stating that he had learned from the wointii previously alluded to, but wh sg name he refused to divulge, the ; details regarding this particular jewel; 1 that he had prepared a box precisely like the one in which it was kept; had j placed a piece of had in it and sealed it op; had procured false keys with which to open the doors, and, watching his opportunity, when the family were at breakfast on one occasion, hud gone boldly in and made the exchange. When Mrs. Myrtle subsequently hel l the glittering cross in her elegant hands, shs could do no less than award us "gentlemen of the detective profes sion" the compliment of being some thing more than simply mysterious. When Mr. Thomas Howler was re moved to tlie penitentiary, as lie whs. after pleading guilty to the thett of tin jewel*, lie paid u* a similar compliment -albeit he was le<* c hoice in his mode of expressing it. MISCELLANEOUS, M. GKLORE, Importer «»f iiiml ll«>i»l«*r lit FURNITURE ami UPHOLSTERY GOODS. Parlor Sets, Bed-Room Sets, Sofas & Lounges, OP HA!It CLOTH *t.<l TAPESTRY Bureaus. Onter-Table>, Chain*, Curtain*, Picture Frames, *Oll Mines, Ete. CuifcraarcU. Str«-»t. Heart'*. W. T. A. O. F. (lOI'KT WaAHISGTO*. HO. S.V*. AM IF.NT / Orjrr of y.r—tf*. bold* tU «t Maaoaie Halt tvrry mc dJ sad fourth M >a<i*y in ndl a*onU All mnabrn of tha order ta good ittixllmt ar* cant tall larttwi to tttac*. Br ordar at U* O nrt. mSU** R X. BTXATT Mr. STEAMBOATS, Ac. Temporary Arrangement! ] \l i.INVt THE CONTIXf ANCE OF aEPVIRS .1 J ' ■ the Sorlb Ps jfio. the STEAMER ANNIE STEWART Wiil \''w f Sea.tV for Port Tovnseml ox> Sur.ilav at !"2 o'cKvk. ana on Thursday »t J; o nneetlug at tbat plsoe with the Isabel for Victoria. Krturii'cs sh* will leave Seattle for Taeoma. StaUacooai an.l tllympla. .>U TiieMlar si. ! Fri.lay evenings at about k. THE AIIDA I'urint; this time will maie FIVE TR'.PSaW.+k L. freru Ta ita < <*a. h eiocpt Tue»(lay atkl Saturday. " au2S-tf New Arrangement. Until Farther Notice, the Steame m -r mm. *r m Wirx KI N AS FOLLOWS Leave SEATLLF. every MONIHY an.l FRIDAY for TACOMA. STEILACOOM and OLYMI'IA. ReturniiiK 'rom those pla.es every Tues.lay and Satnniay; and will !.>avr SEATTLE for LOWF.LL v. SVOROMISB CITY, even* WEDXEhI' AY, retiming on Thursday. %r Ei jht oviook will be the hour of departure at l» th euj* of the route. atil<-tf STEAMER V H A N T O M WILL LEVVI' SEATTLE EVEUY TUESDAY AM) SUNDAY, At 3 oVlock. a. v., ror Port Townsend, Touthio# fit a'l Intermediate Ports. for freight or apply on bonr.l, jyll For Tacoma, Steilacoom and Olympia. Hie New Passenger Steamer MESSENGER ! CAPTAIN' .1. 0. PAHKEK, WILL LEAVE SEATTLE EVERY Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, jyu-uti PUCET SOUND J STEM MVIIIVNO.\ IN! New Arrangement rntil Kurt her Not ire ! The Steamer North Pacific Will leave Seattle for Victoria and Way Ports every Monday and Thursday Mornings, at "> A. M. The Steamer Annie Stewart, * a For Port Townsend and Way Ports, every Tuesday and Friday, at H A. M. The Steamer Alida, for Taco ma. every day except Sunday and Wednesday, at 10 r. M. ioyll-dtf Tlio Stcamor Fanny Lake ■l S. IIILL, - MASTER, Wit 1. I.EAVK SKITTf.K roii IVntreville, rtNalaily Hkagit & La Conner EVERY .IfOiulny and Thursday. joiß-<nwtr NORTHERN TRINSPORmiON lO.'V, Carrying the U. S. Mails. t* THE STEAMER J. «. L!Bl!V. Ccpt. Brittain.of Hit- al«<ve Com papy^rFMTa-.e Seattle ever? MONDAY. at 7 oVtock. a. M.. for Whtrtb* I» nrnl. rt*atady. I-a emitter and Whatcom ; and every FRIDAY fo- Whtdby Inland I'Ualady and Lt Conner; return in* on Wrdne»<i»jr« and Saturday* _ the steamer DisPATtn., Cant M nr», will !eave H-attlei e\-rj THITiSDAV EVEMDW. at 10 o'clock. for P rt Hai Juan Inland and tfamiahrnoo. trtnrnlDg o-i iinndaya For freight or paaeage app> on board. J. C BRITTAIX. Seattle, April 27, 1*77. ap27-dawU TO FARMERS & LOGGERS. THE I.tGHT-DRAI r BTFAMIR kjm jm. r JD 9 CAPTAIN L. OREES. V> , I Tow Raft, and T„gLt»ra in *ll the etreaoia <!■ • ,n< ii>t Sound, at ratea that de lf torn petition. The farmer* of Hnohomlah anu * iat rc in conn tie* arc r-»p»< »f iii> informed that we will rarrr (train to market for them at arboocer'i rate* UEE*. (lIAPMAN i BlILfcV aaT.dawif MISCKLLA N KOl'S. Crawford L Harrington IMPORTERS AM) JOBBERS s £3 A. T T La E, TV. T , Have on haml a large and well assorted stock of goods in their line, consisting of Foreign and Domestic Hardware and Cutlery Iron and Stwl. u^orted. Blacksmith and Carpenter Tools. Agricultural and Mining Implement*, rorkery and la**w are. Paints A Oil Hemp and Manilla Cordage, Groceriesand Provisions. Win** Liquors. Etc. AGENTS FOR TH F FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON, &C ly T.UJ.OT OOAL, FOR crrr TKADK. FOK; SAI.H KHOM WHABK skatilf R w A I VF ° RI) & HARRINGTON. ShArrLK. r., July Ist, IST.j. THE ARCADE! * FRONT STREET, SEATTLE DRY GOODS, FANCY GOODS, GLOVES, <FCE. l-ailies and Wonfs' Furnishing (Ms, Trmrks. VALISES, ETC. <>ui Spring Stock has arrived, and comprises' the most Fa®bio mble I-nn™" i UKU ' kot " W ° call B l* cial a "ention to our FURNISHING jGOODS and CLOTHING DEPARTMENT. O-ENTS' HATS -A. SPECIALTY. »m mm tiMDJffl) AMjlfiaL FINKHAM & SAXE, ARK SELLING TIIETR CLOTHING ! AND — UMTS lIItMNHIMii (iOOIKS CHEAPER THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE IS THE COUNTRY. au3 L. P. SMITH & SON Please C»ll and Examine our Stork. Our .Hotto is—Fair Dealing, <jnirk Sail's and Small I'lottis. STORE ON FRONT STREET. Opposite the Brewery. JelMtr W. A. JENNINGS, VkolcwU wi<> HeuJl De*l>-r In Cholcf MUfflS, FMISIONS, HARDWARE, FINE TEAS, CROCKERY, 6LASSWARE, FLOUB, FEED, &C. Imported and California Wines, Foreign an«i lK»mestic Liquors, (igars and Tobareo. AUGood# Guaranteed aa Rt'prenttttoL Go**lh I bjlivi-rod in the City Ft# of Charge 1 nommeroial Street, Seattle. W. T Httvt> just received >» Lit rye Addition to llu ii Ntork of WATCHES Clocks, JEWELRY, Of «v« ry desirable style and kind. Tlicy return tli#*ir sincere tbuiikft ti the j nblic f< r t bo very gen«*rou« f atron n<s<- benton't.d mm e their n turn friw» California NO. 102.