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Silas Carter's Romance
By Carl
Copyiuhl, igio. by
There was uotlilng wrong about
Silas Curler. Ho was a strapping
young man who worked In a sawmill
nnd ato three square meals a day.
Whin evening came ho eat down to
store, his mind with knowledge. He
couldn't borrow Shakespeare or
American history and, In consequence
lie borrowed romances. They were
not eactly dlmo novels. They related
mostly to knights nnd chevaliers and
rescues of distressed damsels.
After reading for two or three
years Silas got tho Idea that ho was
a chevalier, nnd that tho distressed
damsel would sooner or later heavo
Jnto view. He didn't say anything
about It. It might bo that ho wasn't
a chevalier, anil It might bo innt tho
distressed damsel would bo detained
on tho road.
Ono night when he was calling on
Miss Eunice lichee, the daughter of
a villager, he casually observed:
"Eunice, I Iovu you und want you
to he my wife."
"I w 111," Kho replied.
Eunice hnd known Silas for a long
time, and hnd como to realize that
she loved him, nnd why shouldn't she
have answered that way? Why blu.di
and stick a finger In her mouth and
(eply that he would see her father
about It? Sho did Just as a plain,
Feasible girl always does under the
circumstances she waited for Silas
to say more.
Ho began and ended rlfht there,
tf the distressed damsel appeared he
would tell Eunice that he had
changed his mind; if sho didn't then
they would get married some day.
Eunice continued to bo a good, plain
girl, and Silas kept his eyes open
for what was coming. .
It came one July day. A young
lady from the city, stopping at a sum
mer hotel In tho village, came down
to the mill pond to fish. Silas was
in the mill yard, wrestling the saw-
He Wrote That He Took Hit Pen
logs about, and after a time he heard
a scream. He ran for the water and
was In time to pull a very wet and
frightened girl out by the hair.
When she could speak she called
him a hero and said ho had saved her
life and won her eternal gratitude.
She was the distressed damsel and
he the hero the chevalier. There
could be no two ways about that. He
was Invited to call at the hotel'and
receive further thanks', and the drip
ping damsel took her departure.
Silas Carter called. He was braced
up by the heroic deed he had done,
and he felt very important when he
found himself in tho presence of a
young lady wearing diamonds and
fine clothes, and almost smiling at
the fresh grease on his boots. He
didn't know exactly what to do with
his hat, hands and feet, but he stowed
them away somewhere and modestly
laid that he stood ready to rescue a
damsel every day In tho week.
He was thanked and thanked, and
the damsel said she could never for
get bim. She even went so far as to
give him her address In the city and
Bay that she would bo pleased to hear
from her hero occasionally. In get
ting off the hotel veranda Silas fell
over a widow's poodle dog and rolled
down the steps, but he was none the
less a hero In his own eyes for this.
He had read that they occasionally
took a tumble and were none the
worse for It. That evening when he
went over to see Eunice he said:
"Euny, I" asked you a few nights
ago to marry me, didn't I?"
"Well, we'll hold on awhile abou'
It, I guess."
The diet of Wurttemberg has just
granted women the right to vote for
members of chamber of agriculture
and has also made them eligible on
the same terms as men. The chamber
of agriculture Is a new Institution.
The providing for Its establishment
gave votes to women on equal terms
with men, but did not make them
eligible. The suffrage association at
once sent a petition that women be
made eligible as members. They
pointed out that according to the la
test census nearly as many women as
men were engaged In agriculture In
Wurttemberg, that more than twenty
six thousand of them owned the land
which they -worked, that Wurtten
berg la essentially a district of small
farm on which are carried on Indus
tries that belong especially to women,
such as poultry raising, vegetable and
fruit growing, etc. The committee
appointed to consider the bid reported
against Om woman, but when the
measure e&aie up In the diet a mo
AMocUmd Lnuiir Viax
"Very well,
replied the dull-
ful Eunlco,
She might have become angry nnd
Jumped up nnd down and threatened
a breach of promise suit, but she
didn't. She had heard about the
rescue, and xhu had an Idea It was
that, but she did not Ioho her temper.
Sim Just moved tho pitcher along and
"Silas, have another glass of hard
elder before you go, It's good to keep
off tho nightmare."
Silas, didn't see the damsel again
before sho left for home. After wult
lug for two week ho wrote to her.
lie wrote that ho took his pen In
hand to hope that she was veil, nnd
Hint his own health was never bet
ter. He wroto that tho sawmill busi
ness was good, and that ho expected
to have bin wages raised to $22 a
month. He thought of her often, ho
said. In fact, ho had driven a stake
at the spot where she had fallen In,
and went thero to look at It five or
six times a day. Then ho copied a
verse of poetry nnd ended tho letter
by saying that he hoped for an an
swer by return mall.
He didn't receive one, however. Two
weeks dragged along, and then one
night as he, was calling on Kunlco he
: aid:
"Euny, about our getting married."
"Yes, Silas."
"I think we'd better."'
"Very well."
Sho waited for him to ask her to
name tho day. but he had nothing
further to say on tho subject. A
bright Idea had occurred to him. Ho
had written "In haste" on the en
velope of bis letter, but by so doing ;
ho may have made the postmaster
mad and the epi.;tlo had been torn up.
Ho decided to write again.
Ho took his pen In band with
firmer grip this time, as his wages
had been raised to $22 per monin. 1
He hoped for an answer within three '
days, hut at the end of a fortnight
none had come. One mall a day
reached the village post office, but he
Inquired five times a day, so as to
make sure of missing nothing. An
other two weeks and no letter. !
Was Chevalier Silas in love with
the damsel he had rescued? He was.
He didn't kick around nights nnd ,
dream of her, but ho loved her gal- i
lantly chivalrously knightly the i
samp as the heroes of his romances
had loved. Perhaps the reason sho
hadn't answered was that sho was ,
coyly waiting for him to come to the :
city and tell of his adoration. Her
mother might have tied her up In the j
garret or her father thrust her into ;
a dungeon deep because she had told j
of her love for him. For three days :
Silas debated as to what the Chevalier
St. Aubyn would have done under
like circumstances, and then he left
for the city. j
Having the damsel's address, It was j
easy to find her father's house. He
found It early in the morning, Just i
as the father was emerging with a i
very strong cigar In his mouth. He j
gavo Silas a looking over, uttered a i
"humph!" to himself,, and then asked: j
"Well, what Is it?" j
"Your your daughter was up at :
P-ellvillo In July," stammered the j
young man. j
"Well, what of It?"
"She tumbled into the mill pond."
"And got wet. Well, what of that?"
"I I work In the sawmill there."
"I thought so. Go on."
"I pulled her out of the pond."
"Oh, you did? Did It strain your
hack any?"
"No, sir."
"If it did, try a porous plaster."
"Hut I saved her life, sir," con
tinued Silas, "and she said she'd
never forget It."
"And I don't think she will. She
lost her false hair and complexion, I
"And she asked me to call on her If
I was ever In town."
"And being as you are in town, you
have come to call. Well, you can go
In and interview the cook If you
wish. My daughter has been married
six weeks and is still away on a
bridal tramp. She never mentioned
anything about you, but If you really
saved her life, why, have a cigar with
Silas reached home that night at 11
o'clock. His Jaw was set and his look
was determined. The villagers had
long since got to bed, but that was
naught to him. He walked to the
house of Eunice's father and around
to her window, and, in response to
his calls, a head was poked out and
a voice exclaimed:
"My stars, Silas, but what's hap
pened!" "Nothing yet, but something's go
's to. You be ready at nine o'clock
: the morning to be married! There's
.oen fooling enough about it!"
tion to amend the bill by making wom
en eligible was carried by a vote ol
43 against 27.
An Appropriate Text.
"John D. Rockefeller, Jr.," said a
ivcw York banker, "asked me one Sat
urday afternoon a good Biblical text
'o base an address on. Tin thinking,'
,o said, 'about that beautiful vers
l'rom tho Twenty-third Psalm "The
Lord is my shepherd, I shall not
want.'" 'Beautiful and appropriate
I agreed. 'But, Mr. Rockefeller,
there Is even a better verse in the
same psalm "Thou anolntest my head
with oil; my cup runneth over.' "
Unprejudiced Editor.
Entirely unprejudiced is the editor
of the Allgemelna Flelscher-Zeitung, a
Journal for butchers. He advises
butchers who suffer from headaches,
nervousnes or stomach troubles tr
give up inaat and adopt a vegetarUia
; ' NE of the KWectc.-t, t ..ILw " "" " "j . . '' ' j '-'J ' ijjr
JTJ ,1,ost elevailng und j j'' ','-' '! . ' S "TN
ft , consoling gilts of , V ;; ' "r ( W
I - J heav n to man U v. , tL)S"-- ' ' " i'iVv'.I
I 'j music. Who ha ,-' . ' . ' ' fT SlZ-"r vV A
not rejoiced at the . . " v U yZ'''??''' it.
IfTlTITT children's voices! ; , , . ' - . . J
WMi music the .;., ,' .'. (tf) 1
Jl JL young man woos ,: ' ..' y ' ' ,, 1 C J rzri
V J) choice. With song '.' j X' 1 1 . "V; '
VfzT th,. bride or young ' lr - ' ', ' ' ';. I (y'
lent one. Our
pouse of God aro accompanied by de
otlonal songs. Sad and somber mu
i dc ascends In i!ie house of mourn
Jig, nnd yet, what a relief this music
s to sorrowing hearts! With the
lound of drum and trumpet nnd tho
;!ang of tho cymbal tho soldier pinn
ies Into the smoke and carnage of bat
;le, and even the trained horses dance
Mid curvet in time with tho music
nd strain at the reins which restrain
;hem and learn the meaning of the
JIfferent bugle calls. Love, anger, sor
row, enthusiasm, pain all the pas-,
lions and emotions of the human soul
can be, and are, expressed In mu-
, etc
The progress which has been made
In the composition of music and In the
building of musical Instruments of
every kind is enormous. The primi
tive Instruments of the ancients and
their monotonous music, or the instru
! ments of barbarous or senii-civlil.,-d
people and tho intolerable noise which
tlMiy call music cannot he compared
, with the expressive harmony of our
music or w ith the multitude of beau
; fuj and powerful musical instruments
and In tho execution of musical pieces
our age has doubtless advanced furth
! er than any preceding time. In com
position, however, in the art of pro
; ducing musical pieces, the past cen
, tury undoubtedly had greater master
than the present.
i At the opening of the nineteenth
I century the musical leadership, which
, Italy had enjoyed for a considerable
period, had passed to Germany, and in
the twentieth century It appears as If
Germany would ulso lose this exalted
i position In Its turn, for In the field
of art no nation can long hold the
leadership. Perhaps the Industrial
and commercial development of Ger
many may be one of the causes why
the number of Its great composers Is
decreasing; for though prosperity is
no obstacle to the enjoyment and cul
tivation of art, yet It does not seem to
form a specially favorable soli for the
growing masters of thl noble art.
When the nineteenth century
dawned Bach, Haendel and Mozart
had raised German music to a pin
nacle of glory, and Beethoven and
Tection as today. Chamber music has
Haydn were at the zenith of their
splendid powers, while Liszt, Weber,
Kreutzer and Schubert , had begun
their immortal careers. Before Bee
thoven died, Mendelssohn, Schumann
and Wagner had been born. This was
therefore a golden age of music with
an unexampled array of peerless mas
ters and unequalled musical works.
Comparing the present age with that
glorious time, we are compelled to
admit that today there are no giants
in musical composition, for the three
greatest composers of tha present, Ed
vard firieg, Anton Dvorak and Rich
ard Strauss, only the last named a
German, do not reach up to the stand
ard of the heroic age.
But though there are today no Ger
man composers of commanding ge
nius, yet there has never been a time
when their works were so highly es
teemed and produced with such per
reached the highest stage of develop
ment In Germany.
In England also musical education
has reached a high degree of perfec
tion, but England never produced
many composers and none of com
manding genius. Richard Elgar has,
however, suceeded In meeting with so the pianist Paderewski and the violin
much approval that he is being reck- jgt Kubelik? What triumphs they
oned among the great composers. The and other artists among their coun
majorlty of British and Irish com- try men reaped In America! So that
posers, however, are content to fol- today when an artist appears with a
low in the footsteps of German mas- Bohemian name, this is almost in it
ters; the later ones, though following seif a sufficient introduction and ti
their own ideals, love to walk abroad it is wonderful to see, how even Ai..
in the mantle of Wagner or Brahms.
France has for three centuries oc
cupied a prominent place on the mu
sical stage and her great masters,
Boleldleu, Auber, Herold, Adam and
Chopin offer much that is interesting
and valuable. Yet It must be ad
mitted that here the tendency was
mainly to write for the opera and for
,the nroduction of light and frivolous
music. Of a more serious and nobler America has not yet produced a corn
character are the modern musical poser of the first rank, and yet Amer-
Good Habit
Always Expect Your Dream Will
Come True, and Reject All Dis
couraging Moods.
mere Is a tremendous power in the
habit of expectancy, the conviction
that we shall realize our ambition;
that our dreams shall come true. Bays
Orison Sweet Marden, in Success.
There is no uplifting habit like that
of carrying an exjjectanl; hoj?eful at
mecilngH In the it J - . V '.'' ''ZU. .'.''. '' "I
I -i
dramatists Berlioz, Gounod and Mas
senet, and it Is with pleasure that the
lover of music In Its higher forms
notes the development of a school un
der the leadership of Caesar Frank
which gives special study to the no
bler forma of symphony and to cham
ber music, and the den and earnest
compositions of CamiHe, Saint-Saens,
who has followed German "uxlels, are
becoming more popular. Salnt-Saens,
though 71 years old, lately traveled In
this country.
But if France has in modern times
furnished few important contribu
tions to musical literature, Italy has
done still less, though this country
produced an unbroken line of great
composers from Monteverde in the
sixteenth century to Verdi in the
nineteenth. Of the newer Italian com
posers, who for the most part wrote
only superficial, extravagant and sen
sual works, only Pietro Mascagnl
achieved a genuine success with his
beautiful and fiery "Cavallerla Rusti
cana." Puccini also, the composer of
"Tosca" and "La Bohcme," has gained
the respect of the music-loving pub
.lie. The newest field of musical compo
sition and virtuosity has been opened
by Scandinavian and Slavic compos
ers and virtuosi. This field is, like
the new Siberian and Manchurian
wheat fields, producing immense re
sults. Both the Scandinavians and
the Slavs have, greatly to their own
advantage, mado the folk-song the
starting point of their compositions, a
full, bubbling, exhaustless spring
Of the Slav peoples two nationali
ties have of late done great things in
music; 'the Russians and the Bohemi
ans. Both have only in the nineteenth
century begun to make a reputation
for themselves. Since Glinka In 1840
produced musical treasures from the
Russian folk-song, musical taste has
developed in Russia and is now hear
ing abundant fruit.
But today even Rusisa recognizes,
as does the whole world, that the
great German masters will remain
models for all time to all nations.
In Bohemia the greatest repre
sentative of the musical art and per
haps also the greatest of the later
composers is Anton Dvorak. In his
music the national clement Is even
more prominent than in that of the
Russians, but the tragic melancholy
which is so often so noticeable in
Russian music is here replaced by live
ly, fiery melodies. The Bohemians
have specially produced great violin
and piano players. Who does not know-
leans can spell and even pronou:..
the most wonderful names.
The other European countries, Hol
land, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and
Greece have fallen far in the rear in
matters musical. Switzerland has
produced several composers of mer
it who produced especially some fine
"Alpenlieder" following German mod-
to Cultivate
titude, of expecting that our heart
yearnings will be matched with real
ities; that things are going to turn
out well and not ill; that -we are going
to succeed; that no matter what may
or may not happen we are going to be
There Is nothing else so helpful as
the carrying of this optimistic expec
tant attitude the attitude which al
lean music is more and more making
a way for itself. A good deal of this
music. It is true, 1.-, still composed of
"Coon Songs" and "Rag Time" pieces,
and very often an insult to an educat
ed musical ear. But pood music is al
so coming to the front. Ten years ago
it was not con.-iilered possible in Eu
rope that a musical composer could
be born in America. American Inven
tive genius, American machinery,
American farming methods, American
commerce nnd trade those were un
deniable facts of respectable propor
tions, but American music? The day
of really great and distinctively
American musical composition Is still
In the future. American composers
have attempted symphony and ora
torio, but their works rest on dusty
shelves. As a matter of fact only one
American firm has undertaken to pub
lish these works.
The rendering of musical composi
tions, however, in America also, Is on
a very high plane. In instrumental
music musicians of the Teutonic and
Slavic races predominate, though
there is no lack of American perform
ers also. Instrumental music has
reached such a high degree of perfec
tion that the beginner, striving to
reach the pinnacle of fame, finds al
most Insuperable difficulties. Thus
far American performers seem to be
most successful In vocal music. Tho
time when Italian singers monopolized
the field Is past. German and Ameri
can singers, male and female have of
late gained great reptile in this field.
Orchestral music likewise has reached
a high degree of perfection and Is lib
erally patronized by all classes of the
people, and as might be expected un
der the circumstances, the building of
musical instruments of all kinds has
here reached a stage of perfection ex
ceeded nowhere else. But in the field
of musical composition, especially in
popular song, thre is still a wide and
virgin field awaiting cultivation and
What we Americans need and
wherein we differ from continental
European nations to our disadvantage
is the social, school and congregation
al cultivation of music. At social
gatherings of young Americans you
seldom hear good part singing in
which all, or tho majority, join. Bring
ing a serenade with really good sing
ing Is a rare thing. Not so In Europe.
There one can, of an evening, often
hear good quartet singing and will be
surprised to learn that the singers are
workingmen. Our public schools and
academies also have not fostered vo
cal music as they should have done,
though It seems that in this partic
ular things are changing for the bet
ter. When music shall be appreciated
and understood In the home, school
and church, then may we hope to see
composers and great artists in our
midst, and when we have them they
will be valued.
Rare Friends.
People who really like you are rare.
If you know anyone who really likes
you, you are a fool If you offend
them. Atchison Globe.
Water has a way of drowning people
who go into it without exercising the
necessary care and precaution to pre
vent accident.
ways looks for and expects tha best,
the highest, the happiest and evei
allowing oneself to get into the pessi
mistic, discouraged mood.
Believe with all your heart that you
will do what you were made to do.
Never for an instant harbor a doubt
of this. Drive it out of your mind,
if it seeks entrance. Entertain only
the friendly thoughts or ideals of the
things you are bound to achieve. Re
ject all thought enemies, all discoui
aging moods everything which would
even suggest failure or unhappiness.
Strange and Profitable Occupa
tion of an English Girl.
Get $2,500 a Year From Client Who
Regulate Their Clock by Time
Sho Obtain at Earth' Lati
tudinal Center.
Ixindon. When Halley's comet sit
all Kuropo gazing skyward, no society
beauty was nmre eagerly courted by
enterprising photographers than was
the comet by the patient astronomers
of Greenwich, whose photographic tele
scopes were kept searching the
heaven.;, to unto tho arrival "f the
periodic visitor on the sensitive plain
of the camera. Nor was the vigilance
unrewarded. More than one dlctlnct
Impression of the brilliant object Is
low on view ut tliu Koyul ob.ervatory,
This success ha-i revived Interest, in
this historic In.stil lion by the Tlniiue-.
hut few outside seientilie circles
know much of the hh-tory and details
of the almost convent luual group of
buildings on
That fair hill where hoary saes
To name tho stars and count the
heavenly host.
Yet probably no hill In the world
has hail so strangely varied a history,
or played so Important a part in tho
affairs of men. The granite line across
the footpath on Us summit is the meri
dian from which the longitude on
every British map and chart Is calcu
lated. All England sets Its time by
the mean-solar clock; and in addition
to the dally and nightly observations
of the heavens, elaborate records tire
kept of diurnal changes in the tem
perature and humidity, the direction
and force of tho wind, the amount of
' -' 'inil'l...:'''.' if i.
fyjftp wm fir y- f i
' I
The Tower of Greenwich.
sunshine and rainfall, the earth's mag
netism, and a host of meteorological
matters forming a science of, daily
increasing importance and interest.
There is a large galvano-magnetic
clock, fixed on the outside wall of the
observatory, and divided Into 24 hours.
There are still many who believe this
clock is kept going by the sun. They
do not know that the fixed stars are
the real timekeepers, from which Brit
ishers check their daily progress. The
Sidereal clock, kept within one of the
buildings of the observatory, is cor
rected by observation of the stars
Woman Selling the Time.
1 every clear night, and every morning
1 before ten o'clock the mean solar clock
is .checked from it. The latter is
i housed below the timeball on the
tower which dominates the hill and is
' in magnetic connection with the clock
i in tho boundary wall, which has fur
nished the correct time to countless
visitors to the hill since it was placed
! thero in 1S32.
To this galvano-magnelic clock in
the wall conies every Monday a worn-
an who makes $2,500 a year out of the
i queerest occupation in England. She
i sells the time to London watchmakers.
I Her name is Miss Belleville of
j Maidenhead. Eighty years ago the
i then astronomer royal suggested to
her father that if he took the correct- (
d time on a certified chronometer
every week he could no doubt find nit
merous clients. So he bought a fa
mous watch made for the duke of Es- !
I sex, one of the sons of George III., ;
I and soon worked up a business with !
! it. When he died his widow sold the 1
J time till she reached the age o! j
j eighty-one, and then she handed the I
business over to her daughter. !
When Miss Belleville visits Green
wich at the beginning of every week
her chronometer is corrected and she '
is given an official certificate. From
that her 50 customers correct their
watches and clocks.
One On the Speaker.
They were heckling him at a polit
ical meeting. At last he could stand
it no longer."
"Who brayed there?" he cried out
"It was only an echo," retorted
somebody amid much laughter. Tit
Bits. Her Argument.
"You allowed that young man to
hug you last night. Yet you are not
In love with him."
"But, ma, how could I ever learn to
ove a young man unless I take a few
' iLLO.. '!
"l hr
link v . jl
Queer Old Quaker Meeting Hout In
Bucklnuhamthire, Enuland, of In
eret to Amentan.
London. In the country of ISiu klng
hainshlre, IJnghitid. is one Kpot of pe
culiar Interest to American, by re
sou of Its HSKOchi'ion with William
Peim, the founder of Pennsylvania.
This is the Pule in. , ting Iioiihq of th
Socluty of Krii nils nt Jordan. Situ
ated In a wooded hollotv ut the foot
of a hill, it Is (ho very in esulon of
fe lusioii u,d of peHep 1 ?, building
Is u simple red bi h k structure, with,
an Interior of the plainest plain
wooden w ainsi -ot lug and benches, and
-'v.. . .
jinn U ' e'- -:
Jord.-.rs Meeting Hcufe.
whitewashed walls without adornment
of tiny kind. On a small circular ta
ble, used formerly by William I'enn,
is the visitors' book, in which the
nanies of American-! 1'guie largely.
The meeting ho;e:" was built about
107'.. At the present time two regu
lar meetings are held in it every year,
one on the fourth Sunday In May, the
other on the first Tin:r.-tlay in June.
In the neigliborin:- village of Chal
font St. Giles, situated some two miles
i the northeast of Jordans, is the
ottage where Milton lived and where
he wrote "Paradise Lost," while two
miles further on, still in the same di
rection, commanding the villa resi
dences of Chorley Wood, Is the fine
old half-tlmh' red house of King'
Farm, where William I'enn was mar
ried, in 1C72, to Gulielma. daughter of
Sir William Snrinrett.
Federal Health Authorities Describe
Extensive Campaign Aciinst Disease-Spreading
Washington. While no case of hu
man plague has appeared In San
Francisco in two years and four
months and no case of rat plague has
hern found there in a year and six
months, the deadly war for the exter
mination of rats in the Pacific coast
metropolis continues without relaxa
tion. With this statement Acting Assist
ant Surgeon G. M. Converse of the
United States Public Health and
Marine hospital service introduces a
report containing interesting details
of the anti-platrue work. This war
on rats is mostly In the nature of a
prophylactic measure against reinfec
tion. Thirty laborers are employed ex
clusively as rat trappers. There are
in constant use about 8.000 traps of
the cage and snap varieties. During
May 8.nfil rats were trapped. In this
time the bait used was 321 pounds of
bacon, 104 pounds of cheese and 620
loaves of bread. Bread was the best
bait in cage traps; a record is kept
of the location each rat is trapped.
Destruction of rats by poison is now
limited to the sewers. During May
27.4 2 pieces of poisoned bread were
distributed on boards placed in the
City inspectors, acting under the
United States authorities, have been
making a reinspection of all premises
!n the city and Surgeon Converse says
the result at the present time seems
to show that the people have learned
a lesson of cleanliness.
Clever Philadelphia Shoplifters Per
fect an Ingenious Device for
Carrying on Their Work.
Philadelphia. Some time ago in
several large stores in this city it
was found that goods were being
stolen in a wholesale way that set all
the floor watchers working with re
doubled energy, but despite their ex
tra vigilance the thieves were not de
tected for quite awhile. Finally their
system was discovered and through
the arrest recently of two men and a
young woman from $3,000 to $4,000
worth of stolen goods were recovered
in their room. The detectives en
tered the room just as the three were
unloading goods of various kinds from
the big paper boxes in which the pur
loined articles had been successfully
secreted while the thieves were at
work in the stores.
The boxes were especially designed
for making thefts easy, the arrange
ment being something new even in
he varied arts of shoplifters. A hols
about twelve inches long and five
inches wide was cut in each box, and
the box was so carried under the arm
with this hole next to the side of the
body that it was almost impossible to
discover it. The accused would each
buy some trifling articles and pay for
it. The bill was then taken and at
tached to the box in such a way that
it could be seen readily by the sales
people and store detectives. Each of
the thieves would operate at different
counters, as a rule, but sometimes one
of the men and the woman would op
erate together.
Not Long to Wait.
Mildred Since our engagement
George has been perfectly devoted to
me. Do you think he will continue
to love mo when I am old?
Clarice Really, dear. I can't say
but you'll Boon know,
Giving Him More Employment.
Goodman Gonrong The world owes
me a livin', and I'm goln' to collect it
Ruffon Wratz C'lect mine, too, ole
"1, while you're about it, an' I'll let
i keep part of it aa commission, i

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