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i. Kf J. THE DODGE CITY TIMES. SrBSCBirriU t 2.00 p?r JW, ! jU-iic. MCHOLAS II- KLAIXE. - Editor. ' rismxG. John Albro, lu PucM Qlur Away. You wish To 'flub: You float A Itoat; A "i t fw.ulrm- worm, A ' line , , r 1 - Of twine; From b K)IC4 of ., hook ' You iP Mr. Or troll i ' , it -Withi. . ' nol Till noon Thn spona Anil u ' tt II MnL.0 two. At last Vou cat your bait: Hani fate! n wet. J Upet ' (fel - slip; VoH (trip Your work: Quick Jerk: Vou prise! Sur rise! A late, TIU wait Vou CIKCU.MSTASTIAL EVIDENCE. A True Bomanre-A Girl's Love for . Her Betrothed Braves Daiisera, Jail, and a Weteetlve. "Xever condemn a person, on cir cumstantial evidence; it is unreliable, even when the circumstances seem to fit into each other like a couple of cog wheels," said John T. Morns, who is an experienced detective of Springfield, Ohio. Give us the story. Uncle John." "Not long ago there resided in rranklin County a wealthy old maid, Mis Sabina Smith. By inheritance she was the possessor of a largo farm, on which was an old-fashioned, though comfortable, dwelling-house. She was reputed to hive a good, square bank account." 'How old is she?" Well, on the shady side of seventy, but she had a weakness like all old maids, not for kittens, poodles, or ca naries, but for children. She had raised several orphan girls, who are now well settled in life. In 1865, she adopted a six-year-old, black-eyed girl, bright as a button, named Mollie McCann. whose father had fallen in battle, fight ing for his Bag and country, while her mother, crazea wun gricr, pineu ana faded away. Mollie soon learned to love her now mother, and from a prat tling maid in short clothes and pinafores she soon bloomed forth into a gushing school-girl, and at eighteen was the belle of every rustic gathering the pretty Miss Mollie McCann, over whom the boys ra ed and the girls envied. To all her admirers she turned a deaf car. and, w ith a pretty toss of the head, and merry twinklo of her, roguish eye, bade them be off and not bother her." "Miss Smith was sensible; knew that Mollie would probably marry and have a home of her own some day, so she neither discouraged her fondness for i-ocicty nor harj cd upon tho miseries of wedded life in tho maiden's car, but when Mie came back from the State Fair at Columbus in 1S78, and told licr adopted mother about the young gentleman she hail met, his attentions and good qualities. MNs Smith was not plcaed, nor did she hesitate to frown jiex displeasure and adviso her ward to turn a willing ear to the many suitors of the neighborhood instead of seeking in far-off fields that which was nearer home. "lint Moliie wa; like many another, struck on a traveling man," and she carried on a -eiret correspondence witlt'-llim through "a lndy friend for a long time, until at last they were en gaged. "Miss Smith' add Mollie' 'wcra' tlie sole occupants of the house. 'J he bedroom-, w ere 'four in number, two of which were used as spare rooms, one occupied byIiss Smith anil containing two beds, Mollie occupying one. Miss Smith the other. The fourth bedroom was called Mollie1!, btrfrwpa only used by her when kMady friendWas visiting her. In one of these spare bedrooms was an old-fashioned bureau and book case conjoined, me top urawer -01 The. back part of his drawer was fitted up with small drawers. One 'of' these small drawers had from time immemo rial been used as a money-drawer.- In the rammer of 1879 the sum of 9355 was missed from the drawer; in the summer of 1880 9200 mysteriously dis appeared, together with a quantity of old cold coins which had been in the family for. over a century. On the 30th dar of last May Miss Smith loaned to a neighbor 9500, giving him her check ana be signing a note in uer lavor. leading' to the garret, the door to which was A common trap-door, securely fas tened by si padlock, to which was at tached three links of a chain. "Give me the key, I said to Miss Smith, to that trap door up in the. attic "'Oh. no use of looking there, the which could be converted into a desk. I keys have been lost for over five years, suunu one uf net uccu ujj wiciu since. There were cobwebs on the door, hut I noticed that over tho crack of the door's edge they appeared to haTe broken away, caused by the door hav ing been recently opened. With an ax I speedily got the door open and saw large footprints in the dust. Uy the aiil of a lamp I followed the course of the tracks over the boards which lay across the shaky rafters to thp furthest part of the garret, where over an old cross-Deam, nunz a piir ui om-iasa SicKness prevented his presenting the ioned saddle-bags. Ihe dust on the check at the bank at Columbus, and, j bags had been recently disturbed. In learning that Miss Smith was goin to one of the pockets I found the five 9100 that city on the SOth. he requested her . bills which disappeared on the night of to get it cashed. She did so, and re- the SOth of May, the 9355 that was turned with Mollie about dark on that I missed in the summer of 1879, the $290 dar. bavin? the monevall in 9100-bills. 'The house was all securely Jocked down stairs, and Miss Smith deposited the live hundred dollars in the secretary drawer, closed the drawer, locking it and placing the key in the bureau drawer beneath. She then locked the room containing-the bureau and placed the key under some quilts that lay in a wardrobe in her bedroom. Before re- 1 1 talked kindly to her, told her that tiring she locked her bedroom door and she and Mollie retired for the night in separate beds in the same room. The next morning, April 1st, the neighbor that was lost in 1880, and, better than all. the rare old gold coins upon which Miss Smith set such store as an heir loom. I had found tho money, but I found 91,200 too much. The "mystery deepened. I resolved upon one thing, and that was that Mollie must know something about the money that was hid under the carpet beneath her bed. Miss Smith's money bad been, found, and urged her to tell me ho w the $1,200 came under the carpet of her beJ. "lou will not oeneve me u l ten who had borrowed the money, having you. but if Miss Smith will go out I will a long journey to perform, during ' explain. I put that money there; it was my lovers, lie baa saved it out of his wages and given it to me to keep. I destroyed his letters, for fear . . . n j"j r......, ...... j, which he exnected to make a navment on some land purchased, called as early as live o'clock, before Miss Smith and Mollie had arisen. "Awakening Mis Smith,, she- took her kev from the wardrobe, unlocked the bedroom, then, taking the bureau drawer key from the under drawer of the secretary, opened this to find the money gone. She went down stairs; everything was locked and bolted as she had left it the night before. "Who took that money?" "That was the question that con fronted me. There were no signs of a burglarv; my aunt would find it out.' There's the story.' " 'But how did the old lady's money get into the garret?' " 'She carried it there herself. She was a somnambulist and walked in her sleep." "How did you prove it. Mr. Morris? Did the old lady let you occupy the bed room and catch her?" Uh, no. I got tho old lady to tako lie. mere were no signs oi a oQ- hef ghoes stockinss and place ; no lock forced; windows and i,.-w r. .1 .T.. .,.Ci.:. doors all right. No one else in the i ' wuh ftl ead h j marked nouseouiJuissDmiiu ana mo. ue. ioutncr foot on tmU -sbet cf paper. urfe;wIJ'it ?C0 eamredt he i With a pair of scissors I carefuuVcut She talked freely, said she always had th(J evJt . 0 of ,h m ladfs;oot a presentiment that the money would which fitted exactly in the tracts in the bostolen-infact,had a presentiment dust on ,h , bmTfU jjesiJe;J that night but feared to tell the old tQat MoIIje's ?ootwas much smaller, adyforfear of alarming her. I soon sh(J , rf N h d earned that Mollie had a.key which 'ld ot fit th- tract -, abo on fitted the bedroom containing the bu-1 &,! examination. fonnd trarcs of reau, hence my ; suspicions were i Pnhwh in ,hafrm f ,hn ,, iw. strengthened that Mollie bad arisen in the night, cither unlocked the door wun ner own kev or taxen tne one in the wardrobe, and, securing the money. hid it either in or out of the house without awakening the old lady. I finally told Mollie that I should have to search her and make a thorough ex amination of the house. "'Well.' she naively remarked, 'if you do find any money about the house it won't prove" that I stole it, will it?' " ' It will be prima facie evidence. I said. "I locked her up in her bedroom and began a thorough search; band boxes pried into, bureau-drawers pulled ojit, cupboards ransacked, and finally went through herown room. Under the carpet under her bed I found in a com pact wad twelve SlOO-dollar bills. Now the total amount kown to be missing was only SI. 015. Wheto had the $155 come? Where had the gold coins' gone to? Wa the bureau-drawer paying In terest on its deposit? 'Now I'm got you, Mollie," I said,' as I confronted her" "Mollie fainted. "A bottle of camphor and a little cold water brought ner speedily to, yet shu sturdily proclaimed her inno cence. " 'I didn't tako Mis Smith's money; no. I did not." she convulsively ex claimed between her sobs. "Miss Smith would not allow me to take her to jail, where I reasoned con finement would soon compel her to con fess. , - "My work, however'was but partial lyulone'for the gold coins hid'oot turned up. - "I determined that those coins must be in the house, tndresolvedlipon a thorough search from cellar to garret. The cellar disclosed nothing, and at last I stumbled upon a small stairway night-cap, wnile Mollie wore no night cap. So yon see I proved it by both ends the old lady'9 head and by her feet.. I explained all to the satisfaction of the old lady, she paid me my money, and I predict a wedding soon at the Smith mansion, with Mollie McCann as the bride." Cincinnati nquirer. Hot Bath for Borers. In our garden we have a dwarf-apple tree, which, after the manner of dwarf trees, has, many roots issuing immedi ately at the surface. Borers have made an attack upon this tree and the gnarly tortuous growin aram tneso roots ana their crowd makes it impossible to fol low tho grubs with knife and wire with out greatly increasing the destructive cutting which they do with their jaws. The tree produces apples of Summer Rose and other sorts, so fine in quality and quantity that .we conlil not bear to think of surrendering" it to" these' insidi ous miners. . i wu Instituted a regu lar course of "siege, surrounding their fort with a wall of Iron (a deep pan, bottomless, and slitdown ono sido). and, after soaking "tlie ground with water, covered it. inside the pan, with tough mud of potter h clay to retain water; leaving the entrances of the borer galleries, (shown by their thrown out ..chips) open. A larger boiU-rof naterwas heated, odd. when boiling hof. poured into the pan. the half-dried bot tom of theclay retaining ie Ibnj; enough to reach and drotva. or, scald out the enemy in time, ai ivijliope, to save the tree. Old bark'andVwood will endure sc-jlding well, as many serviceable ap- IJiitiiuus ui it iu ueucii irces nave proved. On them it not only clear off boi;epv but -often corns elective instat ing the yellows, and restoring the col or arid luxuriance. of the foliage. Cur. S. V. Tribune. "Ill '1 ' !-. PERSONAL AXB MTEB1XT. - . Aoeil ij- iv4 Mr. Edwin Arnold, the author of "The Light ol Asia." is very ill la Soot land. The circulation of fiction rora the Boston rublic Library js only f urty:thrce per cent, of the whole. Alexander Hi Stephens, notwith standing the feeble condition of his body, is actively engaged on another work on the war, and Keeps employed several clerks aniLstenozraphcrs. who decline to be interviewed as to its pre cise character. Captain Isaac Bassett. the veteran doorkeeper of the UnitedStates Senate, who will complete his half century of service in the Senate Chamber in De cember next, U busily engaged in pre paring his forthcoming volume entitled "Sketches and Kemmlscenccs of the United States Senate 1831-1841." Mr. J. C Harris ("Uncle Kemtis") has written a story of Southern life, which will be ready for the printer in the falL It will probably bo pub lished in the Ctutury as a short serial, and appear in book form later in tho year. Air. Harris has written two or three othor short stories which will ap pear in the same volume. The mother of "Oscar Wilde has been, in her dxy, a distinguished beauty and an important influence, the former as Jane Franceses Elgee. daughter of an Anglican clergyman in Dublin; the latter as. "Spcrauca," the leading poet of the "Young Ireland'' day, 1848 and thereabout. A brother of hers was Juite Elea. of Louisiana, a local Confederate leader and member of tho Confederate Senate. She mar ried Dr. Wilde, of Dublin, in 1851. i not very prond of your prog boo!," remarked a New Haven HUMOROUS. Nature keeps tho ocean tide, and that is why it docs not run away like a river. tf. ft, t'icn'juuu A homely young girl has the conso lation of knowing thatwhen she u sixty she'll bo a pretty old girl. Boston "Parting is such sweet sorrow," remarked a bald old bachelor to a pretty girl as he told her good night. I should smile," she replied, glancing uKn his hairlessness and wondering how he ever did it. SteuUnvillc Her ald. A Rhode Island mxn called a neighbor a "lantern-jawed cockroach." A suit for slander resulted, and the jury returned as follows: "Not guilty on lantern-jawed, but wayoff on cockroach, and we find damages in tliusum of three cents. Detroit Free Frets. Fond t rleniU trleil ralnlr t.; cheer hr. To stop up tbe tears mat fast fej: And be elalped her daughter Jtlll nearer. And in asonx uttered farewell! The RTOom with bis bride Imh departed. To Journer f ar otf In rtrang-e lan Is. And the mother cries oat. Lruken-ncarte-l "Weill I'm glad that cirl'a o3 of raf BaniK." iLMt't M in. "Tmi ress in school,' mother to her son who was struggling along in grade five. "There's Charley Smart is way ahead of you. and he isn't as old." "I know it. Teacher said he'd learned all there was to learn in my room, and that left me without any thing to learn." Guess the boy will keep. A'cw Haven lieguttr. Good For File. "Say, do you know what's good for flies?" queried a Woodward avenue butcher as he entered a drug store the other day. " I guess 1 can put you tip some thing for about a quarter," was the Vhm thu dose was ready the butch er was told to. pour it out on plates ahd set them on the counter, and he hur ried away to give it a trUL In abont, an hour he sent for the druggist to come. over. The 10,000 flies in the shop bcfori? the dose wa3 fixed had been multiplied by four. "Great lands! but I'm being carried" off by Hies!" exclaimed tho butcher, as ho waved a long knife around his head, "Well,, why doa't you get something to lull 'cm out' , "Didn't I, but it hasn't tilled a one." , "Of course it hasnt. Vou wanted, something good fotflies and I gave you clarified sirup! It's the best stuff to draw flies and keep 'cro .contented I ever heard of. Why didn' t yon tell me ,, ..ii . flv-.tilipr'1 .Ile'rod Fret you wanted a fly-kilicr tress.