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§p=§« BOSTON dry goods STOBR mm^t 23 goods at the low- methods and new vjjl c i price merchandise from | te„t w u hJ ZuJ Grand Opening on Tuesday, October Ist 7 nop o A andfrom 2 Silks and Colored r— , Ml I Trimmings Ar * VAl\7Af C DreSS GOOdS _W_ 3H Dame fashion has decreed that the p. proper garniture to put on waists for IvCpflrtnilCHt Cheviotine Serge BT [^Enl^^^^F^^^"3^^r^^ JIJ - Jl ' , * L g fa|| js Jet p |;, stroriSi etc _% We place On exhibition a line Of Silks Unusually soft finish, easily draped; ... J§. These are shown here In endless . . . Having secured the services of Miss Jflj thlt will Create a Sensation Never alread V pronounced a strong autun- i rJ2§§|*lr assortment, Jet points by the dozen ured Taffetas, Persian Effects. Bro- On plain, soft finish grounds are . ' Latest Paris-Born announce to our patrons and the -JL caded and Striped Gros Grains, =S Novelties are public that this department in our *g| Fancy Armure Silks, Chameleon Taf- command special attention. ' ~k|J _ % * Herein new store will excel in beauty and fetas, the newest and richest effects ; in this department wm be found the MI M Great completeness any art room on the ate. Velvets in same profusion. 1 ;< J . Second Floor ff-CC fl f\f\f \ d " a Only the choicest toilet requisites M UrCbb U °° Ub I *e C SrJS!! «"<» a *~ * Ga- The pick and flower of all the world's 4§j Ne west Fall Novelties, New Crepons, h 'waS ToaTLd^p markets is here * Al,overs in Nets, ' the new Pierola cloth, the new Cur goods and; furs are dividing the hon- Wx HHB 18 iPl?fysij Soaps and Face Po« Qhiffons and other novelty materials •b|| lene Cloth, Boucle effects, Serges, dudes all gradW and Is worthy of vtffi P mP'wP ■M' This department, although a new „ xi,. „j„ .11 „ , 3 Jacquards, French, German and Eng- speda. inspection. HJ If £j Sggg I If H J -with us, is sure to he a lead- ° n th,S °' der WI " COnstltute a most lish Novelties of all kinds; all wool second floor. V, j^^^^^^^HS B5 3 gjSS gaSS ing feature. important feature of the lace business •«[ English Whipcords, Diagonal, Cheviot, no. 239 bDv^^pfci te"ctt^all _ for this season, and special attention « Mohair, Brilliantine, French Serge, | J : | g . yen fa rf «©§► Coating Serge. Full line Priestleys, # +\ e—> + _ , , , , .£§ and exclusive weaves of the best DraOeriCS aild ShadCS theSe We W '" Sh ° W ddicate •S makes. This department is particu-, „, .. _ , ... , coloring in plain, spangled, beaded, J£Z u-ur We d,rect attentlon to °ur facilities in this department for furnishing, making to order and hanging artistically Lace and _ c . *t larly attractive. Heayy CurtajnSj and Draperies of £very des J ription> second Floor-Take Elevator Crepon and Satin Striped effects. THESE BOLD CRACKSMEN Are Criminals cf the Highest Order, it Is Said MANY ARE FINE MECHANICS Bank Safe Robbing Has Become Too Dangerous, and the Adepts Are Now Enrolled in the Pcstoffice Gang The real finely educated criminal when ho has proved himself proficient in all branches ot ourglarv and lawlessness from sneak-thieving to sale-robbing,grad uates in to tbe postotlice class. A post office robber ranks as much above the cheap criminal as a statesman does above tbe ward politician. The postofiflico thief is the finest thing ot his Rind. He is tbe equal of the expert bank safe cracskman. There are a large number of posotflice robbers in the country, and those skilled in the knowledge of criminals claim that ther are ns ; thoroughly organized as a tirst-class labor nnion. What is more, mighty tew of tbem are caoght, which in itself shows that they are an exceedingly am art set of men. The secret seri fee de parteinnt has detectives out every day and night in the year hunting fur these men. The drag-net is spread from tbe Atlatnic to tho i'acilic and from Canada to tba gulf. .Not often one is caught ia its meshes. Tbis is the reason tbat such a u»wi WM made by the Washington auth orities when the three postotlice thieves recently escaped from Ludlow street jail in New York, through the stupidity of tbe city's reform sheriff and his warden, an ex-barber. It took the secret service men years to make the oapturo, and it may take them several more to get them in jail again. Those familiar with tbe workings of the postotlice thieves say that this escape wae probably participated in as assist ants by at least a dozen members of the oragnization. Kooins were probably hired weeks in advance in some of the big tenements in the neighborhood, where an indiivdnal could lose himself as com pletely as in the sands of tho Sahara. The postotlice department has a fine list of expert cracksmen and a rogues' gallery which compares favorably witb the famous one collected by ex-Chieff Bjrnes of Mulberry street. The men in this list are constantly being looked for, but it is a di.ficiilt mutter to .race tbem, because tne robberies are usually com mitted in small towns wbero the local police force amounts to nothing, or next to it, and in consequence is of little use. All the buiglaries within 800 miles of New York ara done, it is believed, by gangs making the metropolis their home. They do not follow their calling in this city, and thus escape acquaintance wicb the police. Besides, New York offers a hetter mantet for the sale of stamps, which form the principal item of tbeir plun jer. *The chief of the New York branch of the secret service says tbat nearly all the expert safo breaker , who used to devote, their attention to the robbing of banks, are enrolled among the postotlice thieves. While it has been proved time after time that an adept cracksman can break into tbe finest bank safe that was ever made, the new ararngemems have made the task a long nnd dangerous one. The chances of capture are very great, and although a successful burglary means a rich harvest, the man who works regu larly at the trade of postotlice rohmng secures heavy plunder during the year witb comparatively little risk. Not long ago a branch gang was un earthed in New York, and through a wo man, tbe wife of one of the thieves, the secret service men learned something of tbeir methods. This woman had married tbe tnau on the supposition that he waa LOS ANGELES HERALD: SFXDAT MOKNTN"Gt, SEPTEMBER 29, 1895. honest. He told her lie was a commer cial traveler, and as be made frequent trips out of tbe city and seemed to be in receipt of a regular salary, she did not learn the truth until a short time before the arrests were made. There were six men in the gang and they worked in pairs. When their rooms were searched excellent maps of the states within easy reach of New York were found, also lists of the postoilices I throughout the country. Shippers' guides were also found. These gave de tailed information about tbe postoifices. When a certain section was decided on for operations, two ot the men left the city, walking the tirst day several miles into the country. They went dressed as tramps and never rode in regular passen ger trains. They beat tbeir wav Ilka the grand army of tramps on freight ears. In tbis way conductors, ticket agents and the like never came in contact with them, and, of courso. in the police in vestigation subsequsnt to the robbery, could give no information of a correct character. No tools were carried hy the men ex cept a few drills ol assorted sizes and a package of dynamite. Tnese were easily carried in the pocket. They relied upon some shop in the neighborhood of the postotlice for the brace, hammer, files and any other little tool they might need. The average small town shop or pojt office is about as easy for a skilled bur glar to enter as it 1% fur tho ordinary man to unlock bis door. It takes but a 'en moments to burglarize carpenter's shop and a few more to get into the postotlice. Before they begin the job they know if there are any electric alarms connected witb the safe, doors or windows. These are suon disposed of. The lirst look ut tbe safe tells the men if they are going to have an easy tune of it or not. The average postoffice safe makes as much trouble as the breaking of a pea nut shell. The quickest method is to drill a Couple ot boles, iill them with dynamite and then touch them off. All of the skillful men are adepts in the handling of explosives, ami fjthey know to a grain how much will lie needed to shatter a safe, and jmt how loud the ex plosion will be. Whon a job is contem plated, where tbe life will require a big charge of dynamite, the men tramp around tho surrounding country some times for weeks at a time, waiting ior a stormy night. Tnen if there is any thundering the job is an easy one. To the man who has just been aroused from a deep sleep with the crash of thunder and a loud explosion sound much alike. Very few of the postotlice robberies re sult in more than a couple of hundred dollars' worth of plunder in stamps anil money to the thieves, although some times as much as $2000 bave been taken, lint the men work quickly whan they are out on a trip. Knch pair usually visit three or four different counties before returning to New York. They skip from one county to one some distance away, abd then appear in another close to the lirst one, and then again in a new A WELL-KNOWN O/ROl'P region. By this time secret service men are on the scone, all the postmasters are on the alert, ami as things are netting hot gonerally tho men beat their way back to the city, where they all keep quiet until the excessive vigilance be je laxeil. The banner year for these men vros in lX'i.'i. According to the records of the se cret service men in New York these places were robbed. The dates show how the gang skipped about from county to county in New York state: Jnnuary 3d, West Cambridge. Washington county; January 14th, Irvington; January 25th, Silver Creek, Chautauqua county; Janu ary vflth, Cedarhurst, Queens "county; January 20th, Elnora, Saratoga -county; February 6th, Central Park, (Jueens county; February oth, Castletoti, Uonsse lenr county; February 7th, Amityville, Suffolk county; February 9tb, Aurora, Cayuga county; February loth. Tucka hoe. Westohester county February lllth, Lodi, Seneca county; February 23d, Al den Centre, Erie county; February 3d. Bath Beacb, Kings county; February ; 27th, Friendship, Allegheny county; MaYch sth, I'ierpont, Rockland county; March tlth, Trumanshurg, Tompkin county; March Xth, Larchmont; March 10th, Mount Kisco, Westchester county. All the time that these wore going on there were robberies in the neaiby Con necticut, New Jersey and I'ennsylvania towns. In New Jersey about this time the gang mado one of its best nauls at Lakewood, where the season was at its heght. l'ostage stamps worth $2000 and SlUilO in cash were secured. Some of these men are mechanics who I could command big salaries at an honest caiiing. To keep themselves well up In all improvements in safes tbey some times give up robbery for the time and get employment in Ihe largo safe manu factories. The knoweldge .bus gained is of great use to them. It has been claimed tbat some of these men havo such a del icate sense of bearing and touch tbat by slowly turning the combination knob on a safe dooi they can work out the com bination by the soft click made when a correct number is reached. Safe makers deny this, and the fact that all burglarized safes are invariably found in a shattered condition goes to show that explosives are iho agents em ployed even by the must expert thieves. PROFESSIONAL FROG CATCHERS HAVE METHODS ALL THEIR OWN Last week a professional frog catcher for the New York mantel was down at Mattituck creek, and the way he raked in the frogs was a caution. He was a Frenchman, owned nis own little bateau, cat-rigged, and spent most of his time clamming, making, he said, about $20 a week, winter and summer, until the weather was too hard. Noiv. for a month or so, he was after frogs. His apparatus was practicaly a cross-bow of the type used Before the introduction of gunpow der. Tbe stock part was about seven feet long, but instead of shooting a bolt of iron, 1 it had n spear or arrow about ten feet long, very light and very strong, so arranged that it shot forward only its own length from the stock. Thus the act of pulling the trigger con»erted the cros3bow Into a spear about sixteen or sev enteen feet long. He bad a basket strapped on his back, with an opening jyADEAU 311-313 S. Main st. NADEA|J Furniture and Hall PfSrP Household Goods II £111 I I ivy Up to Date and Out of Date Suited to every taste and every purse. In quantity, quality, variety and price nobody can compete with Nadeau WLM s - 5i nadeaU at me top lik* nn «aI pot, so that what was in could not get out, and »m, tbi. be waded into the water,soneaking around the banks and clumps of jtrass and sedge until be saw a frog. Then, getting with in range, he took aim as with a gun, and pulled the trigger and out shot the arrow, piercing tho frog with tho point. Tho crossbow was then raisad. when tho weight brought the spear bade to posi tion, and the frog was taken off and dropped into the basket. There was no noise, no smoke, no cost, and not a frog escaped. He told tbe Sun reportor that in Gascony, France, frog hunting in this fashion was sport of the well-to-do, like golf or tennis here, and that some of tbe arquebuses, as he cal led nis crosslnw, wer of inlaid fancy woods and frequently jeweled until tney were worth 18000. Flnough to keep a poor man for life!'' he added. "The prodigality of these aristo crats !" Another good old-fashioned way of catching frogi; is with the grains, or light iive-tined spear. Each tine is made of a 10.0 tishhook heated roil hot and then straightened out and set in a piece of hard wood; the handle is three jointed and about twenty feet long. One end of the spear can be used to polo the boat. This is the best fun for any one going alone. A soft, warm day is the beat for frog hunting, and whether for fun or Tcash there is lots of fun in it. The hunter's way of cooking frogs is to build a good tire and let it burn to ashes and then just let the legs brown hy holding them over the glow spitted on a twig. To a hunery man tney are most appetizing. If a fry ing pan is available, try out a piece of bacon dust the legs after they have been well skinned and fry very lightly. The great frog depot "in New York is Gansevoort market. C. H. Dawson has often advocated the most extensive cul ture of domestic frogs in the east to com pete with the imported Canadian prod not, wbich now practically supplies tho market. New Jersey and New York state have an;' number of frog farms iln the rough, which only want a little care to develop them. The Canucks have mm arise ponds at St. Catherines, and pay great attention to tbe culture,so that the frogs are large, well fed and without any marshy taste. A few years ago a Frenchman from St. Catherines started a frog farm in Forest county, Pennsylva nia with some Imported stock from St. Catherines. The very first season the arouth dried up a great portion of his swamp, he was unable to feed his young ones, and what was worse still, the na tivea came down every night when it waa d.rir ,»„„„., 1 !.„» i,;,, f ro j» 3 In pails, so his industry went to pieces. He did not go oaok to Canada, however, hut is just now at an uptown restaurant which makes a specialty of snails and frogs' legs whon in season, ana his frogs' legs are a dream. Ho is saving money and will have that irog farm yet. He says 311,000 legs are received every week in the season at Buffalo, from Canada, frozen, anil dis tributer! all over the country. Tho hrst legs from Maryland sell nt from 50 to 75 cents a pound early in tbe season: then, lato in June, the Canadian saddles coma in at 45 cents, and when in July the im ported have to compete with native frogs they sell at 25 cents. It is estimated tbat the city of New York alone usos a ton of frogs' saddles a day, more than the quantity stated officially to bo con sumed by the whole of France, the home Ol frog eating. Tbat American frogs aro much belter than tho French is shown by the largo exports from the United States and Canada to France, where tliey are at last trying to propagate the large and luscious American variety. The voice of a frog in good health can be heard for two miles, says a French scientist, who adds that their unearthly ''swamp music, 1 ' as lie calls it, is simply a long distance conversation carried on between acquaintances. Ho gives their articulation as "Brekeke-hre-kekc. Kretel Krate, too-000-o. Brekete! Brekete 1 Brekete. kwarr, brekete, too-oo !" This is similar to the fanlou'S-tp>iege cry, wbich tho Frenchman probably never beard, and which was taken from the frog chorus of Aristophanes.—New York Sun. Subject to Attacks of Cholera rinrbus While staying in the Delta, Mississippi Bottoms) last summer, F. T. Moss,repre senting Ludlow-S&ylor Wire Co., of St Louis, suffered from malaria and becamt subject to attacks of cholera morbus. In every instance when attacked he was re lieved as if by magic, by using Chamber lain's Colic, Cholera nnd Diarrhoea Rant* edy. He says: "I regard it as the no plus ultra oi medicines." For sale by Off it Vaughn, corner Spring and Fourth C. V, Hcinzeman, 222 North Main street. Catalina Island power yacht La Paionia, (22 tons), leaves San I'etlro 10:20 a.m. daily exo?pt Sunday. Good accommodations on the island. Enquire W. T.Co., 222 S. Spring street. Kregelo it Bresoe, funeral diieotora Broadway and Sixtli Btreet. Tel. 243.