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The hardest/ detective work X a
te Carlo. I was '
did was at
employed to ferret out Intricate caaea,
. but to watch people. The company
huil Its detectives to look out for its
Interests, but I was not one of these.
I was employed by a jewelry Arm.
They rented Jewels, and my business
was to watch the people to whom they
^"ftntpd. These renters of course were
usually women. They were liable to
^ be robbed or swindled, and I kept
)T them constantly under my eye to see
1 'that this did not occur or that they
did not themselves run away with the
One day while I was In the shop I
saw a handsomely dressed lady come
out of the private office of the head of
the Arm, step Into a carriage and drive
away. My employer said to me:
"That Is the Countess B. I have bad
dealings with her family fq^l
know her to be what aMbi
herself. She has eoutt d O te
she expects to became enga
very rich American. Hot, f<
wretchedly poor, and she Bud
culLtpkeep up appears <|teg|
'to snare the bird she Is an^jtl
lent her money and have re
a valuable pearl necklace. '
under your 'protecting wing."
Of course to watch people I wgM
. obliged to be among them. I dresseatj
faultlessly, gambled occasionally at
the tables and spent loose change lav
ishly. That evening I .spotted the
countess as she came out from dinner,
and she was Immediately joined by
the American. He was a distinguish
ed looking man and wore in his but
tonhole one of those American military
badges, either the Society of the Cin
clnnptt or the Loyal Legion, I don't
remember which. He and the countess
went immediately Into the gambling
rooms, and the American began to bet,
the conntees looking on.
, After losing some money he took out
pocket check book, wrote a check
^Hand handed It to the co-ntess, who
^Hpve him some bills, declining the
check. No luck came to him, and Anal
ly the two arose from the tables and
went . out. When the dancing com
menced I looked f9r the countess and
saw'her whirling In the arms of the
American. The necklace, seven strings
Of pearls, was clasped around her beau
tiful neck, and she was by all means
the most striking Agure In the room.
The eminently respectable appearance,
of her partner and especially his so
ciety badge gave me full conAdence in
him, for I have understood that to
gain admission to these societies In
America one must be Investigated and
be able to show a clean record. There
fore so long as my lady was with no
one else I felt no necessity for a close
—i-kfeptr tfa e tOBUUte It) sight lor sev
eral days. The American was con
stantly with her, and i learned upon
Inquiry that he was a packer from
Chicago. I secured an introduction to
him, and he told me he was a banker
In New York, but more especially a
promoter. His bearing toward the
countess became more and more de
voted. One evening I saw them, after
dancing, stroll out on to a porch and
get into a dark comer. The lady wore
the necklace when she went out^ but
when she returned p lace wrap about
her neck hid the Jejwels. Juat before
entering the house I saw her admirer
stand with her hanid in his, looking
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-A* t"® <Wut»le passed me I purpoenly
brushed against the lady, deftly cajol
ing at the wrap about her throat
which extended down over her short
ders. 1 turned, bowed obsequious!;;
and begged pardon. My object was
to discover If she still wore the neck
lace. Her neck was perfectly bare.
1 was thunderstruck. Had she been
robbed of It I would have heard her
cry out, for It could not have been re
moved without her knowing It. My
Impression was that her companion
had gained her confidence and borrow
ed It. If his object was theft, I knew
be would be off to Farls to dispose of
It. After he parted with the counjess
I followed him. He went straight to
the station and caught a train, Just
leaving. I boarded It myself, saw him
leave It at Farls and tracked him to a
About 11 o'clock the next morning he
went to a Jeweler's qjrri was bargain
ing for the sale of the necklace when 1
I arrested him.
On the morning after her departure
from Monte Carlo the countess called
on my employer and In a voice broken
with sobs told him that her American
had turned out n sharper, bad given
her worthless cliepks for the money
I'lj^e had loaned him and had dex
I trOysly unclasp^
the necklace and dls
return I found that the Arm
kmbt her story, but when I
f Uiey changed their minds,
nteklace was recovered and
Ujt 'of money loaned' was
laijlfefjpg her rank, they did
ijtewor. Indeed, they relied
[her to,aa the law for protec
tion, iSHf tt woh^l not have been to
their Jnfgj|ft| jjfitt fit® story should
become know*.. vfh«h confronted by
me and my reppiit ffkkt byjBsarraiiglrig
her wrap I bad exited her own part
in the fraud she broke down.
The American war* no American at
all, but a y o'Unger son Of a British
nobleman, who had Ibsen a good deal
In America and ijeamod American
ways. His family name to" his rescue,
and the matter war 1 hushed up. Had
the ruse been itjlc^essfu! he would
have divided wittf the countess. She
It still looking for • rich husband.
of the grandest ln
iT^ave been the re
ventlons of the a"
suit of ncddentnl
Young Lady—I <
Why, I made an
myself, and tt vrse the-purest aceld
"I should mnch like to hear It."
"Why, I found JKat by keeping a bot
tle of' Ink handy a fountain pen can
•be used just the same as any other
pen, without any of the bother and
mesa of Ailing it." )
A Timely Warning.
in tly presented with
ver, wlioee qualities
Mr. H. was
he was testing by Aring blank cart
fridges Into the air, when his daughter
Natalie, aged six, appeared upon the
"Oh, papa," she exclaimed In
great distress, "don't shoot at the sky;
yot^ might kill an angel!"—'Circle.
He Meant Well, But—
"Brains In woman should count for
more than beauty." "
"Oh', but, Miss Sweetly, your beauty
Is too strong an argument on the other
side of the question." — Browning's
DON'T MIS8 IT—-"IN THE FOG."
THE PAI NTY BU TTERFLY.
It Has a Perverted Taste In the Mat
ter of Food and Drink.
Beautiful butterflies, a splendid and
silent host, fluttered and floated above
the tall white lilies In the quiet gur
"How lovely they are!" said a na
ture student, sipping bis tea. "How
very lOTely they are, yet the richer
their beauty the ranker their taste.
The purple emperor, one 6f the finest
butterflies, likes nothing for dinner as
well as a dead cat—a cat five or six
"Other beautiful butterflies subsist
upon spoiled fruit Fresh fruit they
won't look at It must be falling
to pieces with rottenness.
"Even In their drink some of the
loveliest butterflies have a perverted
taste. Turning scornfully from dewy
rose petals and from crystal springs,
they seek out the vilest,' foulest pud
dles whereat to quench their thirst
"And isearly all butterflies are drunk
ards. Collectors entrap them by
means of stale beer mixed with mo
lasses. This they smear on the holes
of trees. Unable to resist the dose,
the most resectable butterflies—fa
thers of families, capitalists, elderly
matrons—get hopelessly drunk and In
the midst of their wild, silent orgy are
crammed In Mg handfuls Into the col
lector's pouch."—New Orleans Tlmes
THE GRAY EYED MAN.
Hs It a Fighter, go Be Cautious In
"I always feel a bit nervous," re
marked a sergeant of police, "when I
have to arrest a man with gray eyes,
for I know that he la a born Aghter
and that I am likely to have a tough
"Most men when they are Aghtlng
retain a certain amount of discretion
and remember that a brutal assault on
the police is a very serious offense.
But the man with the gray eyes,
though he may In his calmer moments
be quite aware of the folly of resist
ance, forgets all about tJtpt when his
blood Is up. He thl
thing, and that Is to
"It Isn't among gfa
the gray ey'. uAuctc
have observed thw.m
propo r tlon of whom
"Ylth soldiers and sa
the same. Many of our fohpnoat ge
ends and admirals have eyes of th
color. It la the
rs It 1s
we remember that the nuraW
fflte w ho have gray eyes Is smrtR
redVpRh other shades.
1 Is that when you are
**4 gray, eyed man you
In provoking him."
"The 1 nrorflj
should be cautloUK
Two painters were boastm2f"gdMtnf
how they could paint
"Do you know," said one, "I painted
a sixpence on the ground one day, and
a beggar nearly broke his Angers tid
ing to pick It up."
"That's nothing to what I did," said
the other. "I painted a leg of mut
ton on a stone, and It was no real-like
that a dog ate half the stone before be
found out his mistake.'*
FOR SALE—One lot of old newspap
ers, at this office, 16c per hundred,
while they last.
ON THE WAY—"IN THE FOG."
tiesburg Heights Proper
. A. Camp's Plain to Sell
917 lots fronting on
blocks, size 50 by 150 to 60 by 200.
street car line and running back n °t to exceed four
Each lot sold on thirty equal payments, price running from $ 150.00 up to
.$ 1,000.00 each; no interest and no taxes.
In case of death, all payments due at that time will he cancelled and lot deed
ed free of incumbrance, provided the payment of all payments due have been made.
Warranty deed and abstract of title will be furnished with each lot.
Any lot purchased that is not satisfactory will be changed for any lot in the
property that is unsold, by allowing credit on the lot changed for the amount al
ready paid in, or if a more valuable lot is selected, by paying the difference.
No person allowed to purchase more than ten lots in his or her name.
New school house located in th f e center of this property.
ilt through this property.
^er to the center of Hattiesburg than any otffe r
fropeti&tefiis r a j dkqsuf^fdUHs' fo~*show it
H. A. CAMP,
Hattiesburg, Miss., or call and see him.