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Hi' lidmr of love u tlm.udi toil nn j.-un, And tli;r!y Mreti-lw-H oi ih-eit ),mv; Hi g o incuts runty with wind nnd rain, Ami ult unUinpt in hi rngr.l ,,ur. Tin 1 tl ,..r of love in without n pint: No v nuo nl; hp f.ue her lie to hin i, Ilcr smile to luai'tfii. to ceo tin.' rit Of ri-.t in lu'i- cheeklove's wue in thin. Small tin-null re of prniH; lm the world for Inm; But when, nt even, n little hend Li. viuf in hiH nrin iih the d.iy prows dim, Lines i-rown in won and 'his cro-4 in lied. Arthur Stanley Rig-i, in Life. it VP press1 1 X OBERT J. CLIFFORD, of I the United States Secret Service, in n lucky mail. Ills i" chiefs think he is the most brilliant young detective In the De partment, and perhaps they are right, but his luck Is proverbial, too, and the combination Is rapidly making his fame. Ills first great coup was the capture and destruction of the famous Laredo counterfeiting plant, which was then flooding Texas with silver dollars of full weight and line workmanship. The excellence of the Imitation nnd the true ring of the Illegal dollars were the admiration nnd despair of the authorities, nnd for months the best detectives in the service tried and failed to get trace of the Illicit mint. Clifford was the third man sent to Texas on the case, nnd he had little reason to hope for success where older and more famous men had met only disappointment. The night of his ar rival, leaving his luggage at the sta tion, he set out to find a modest boarding-house, and before nine o'clock he was Installed In the back bedroom of a one-story adobe house In Nueva Leon street. The old hag who an swered his rap at the street door was a Mexican, but the Interior of her house was clean and cool, and, as she assured him that neither women nor children were among her roomers, he struck a bargain and moved In. The next day he began to "size up" the town, and before dark he came home with a mental list of half a dozen places whence the queer dollars Issued plentifully, and several specimens of the bogus coin Itself. On the front of the house in which he now lived Clifford saw a little tin sign lettered: : EZRA K. PAYTON, ASSAYER. : , : Spanish and English. Taught. : 1 "More luck," thought Clifford. "If he's a safe man I may use his services. I'll just look him over now." So he rapped at a door with Payton's name on It and heard a strong, musical voice shout: "Come In!" The voice fitted the man whom Clifford found pitting in an easy chair, with a book on his lap. He quickly arose with a good smile and said: "Ah, you're our new neighbor, I believe. Mr. Roberts, I think Mrs. Nodal called you. Sit down, Mr. Roberts." The detective explained that he was in the hide business; that he meant to stay in Laredo a month or two, and thought of learning a little Spanish. "Spanish or no Spanish, I'm glad to know you," said Mr. Tayton, taking down a decanter and glasses. "I've been here in Laredo six years now, baking and vegetating by turns. know every greaser and gringo in the neighborhood, but I'm really lone some for some new contact with real civilization. Even the tourist dallies not in Laredo." Mr. "Roberts" and the assayer be came good friends directly. The do MY WASHEBWOMA.X. tective soon learned that his new friend was quite a personage In town much liked, a public spirited citizen reputed wealthy and a bachelor. One night as they were chattln 8d smoking in the moonlight by Pay v Uii'h wludow tlic nssavtr sf it-n.-.l Ids ouipanlon with: "Clifford, I might ns well tell you flint I know you're a Seeret Kervie,. uai). I" "How the mischief', gasped the as tonished detective. "Simplest thing In tin- world." laughed Pnylou. "I trot n letter from aly your predecessor here. Why, he had the name room you've got, and we were good friends. I've assayed a lot of those bad coins for him. In bin Iter he mentioned you and said If I an ncroKB you to treat you right, and so forth. Oh, Daly was a good fellow, ml I tell you It almost broke his heart to leave- here without lnudlnir those ounterfelters." Clifford was over his surprise by this time, but Pnyton ran on: "I always told him that that bad money was made In Mexico, but he ould never trace any of It to the river. Perhaps ho was right, after nil. The local police have been working on the case for years, but they know less now than ever, It seems." ' And they talked and smokcd.Clifford at his ease now, till there was a gentle rap at the door. "Now, Clifford," whispered Payton, lighting a lamp, "I'll show you my washerwoman the prettiest creature on the border." The rap was repeated, and the as sayer said: "Come, senorlta!" The door swung softly open and a young Mexican girl stepped In. She was beautiful with the shadowy beau ty of the weird and luminous nights of her own land. Her face was an oval brown, her eyes, long-lashed and smoldering ebony, her mouth red even in the pale lamplight, her teeth white and regular, her body slender and yet supple. "This is Senorlta Teresa," said ray- ton, smiling at the girl. "Buenos noches, senor," she mur mured shyly, drawing her mantilla to her chin and shrinking toward the wall. The assayer went Into his bedroom STAKED INTO THE MUZZLE OP A SIX- SHOOTER. and came back with a pillow case full of linen for the laundress; Teresa took it with a demure courtesy and vanished like a shade. "She's a dream," smiled Clifford, rising to go; "I'm jealous of you, and your washerwoman." And the tired detective said goodnigbt and went to his bed. Payton was awakened about mid night by a loud knock at his door. "Who is it?" he growled, crawling out to make a light. "Clifford," said his friend. "I've got to leave on the one o'clock train. I thought I'd say goodby!" Payton opened the door and stared into the muzzle of a six-shooter. In his left hand the detective held the pillow case. "Well,. Tayton, you see I held up ycur laundress," grinned the sleuth, drop ping the bag, which clinked Its silver contents on the stone floor. Two po licemen came in cut of the dark hall way, and the assayer surrendered with the grace of a dethroned king. "I congratulate you, old fellow," said he, smiling admiringly at the detec tive. "How on earth did you come to suspect me?" "Why, I've been shadowing that laundress' house for a month. Her father is a roulette fiend, and he al ways plays the 'queer' dollars. That bag of your linen to-night set me to thinking. It looked too heavy for its size. I slipped out the back way nnd waylaid her. Now, show us your kit." "With pleasure. Clifford," smiled the edified counterfeiter, leading them into his bedroom. "If you'll take off these handcuffs I'll show you how to make money the easiest. I wish it were, ns easy to spend." John II. Raftcry, in the Chicago Record-Herald. Spaniards' Favorite Instrument. The favorite Instrument in Spain 13 the mandera, of the guitar family. It is usually provided with six pairs of wire strings. In order to make sure, a new device ks appeared which closes the valve when the gas is blown out. COLONICS IN NEW JEIISEY JEWISH RETUCEES ARE REDEEMING THE WILD LANDS. Tim StHto U nt I're.ent Ihotit IlnlT WIMer lif tlow IMflVrcnt Nrt I li in n t Ilnvr I'sre.l Tim Km of Woodbine, Kosriilmyu nml Ciirnif'.. State Geologist Ktiininell, who has been consulting with Coventor Voor hees for some time on the matter of redeeming New Jersey forest hinds, will send out In a short time bulletins on forestry, so that the people will be brought to Fee the possibilities of the State's woodlands and make more than a half-million acres cleared and prosperous land. Some time ago a movement, looking In the panic direction, was placed on foot to have the State own the forest lands. New Jersey Is nt present about half wilderness, the wilds of. the south ern part of the State making up this great percentage. The possibilities of this uncultivated section were recog nized years ago by Russian nnd Polish Jews, who established colonies there. There is a circle in the South Jersey pine lands, touching points In Cumber laud, Salem and Cape May counties that nre experimental, and, In the main, successful colonies. Such nre Alliance, Roscnhayn, Cnrmel nnd Woodbine, P.aron de Illrsch's well known community. Alliance, In Salem County, was nt one time In the eyes of benevolent peo ple of both America and Europe, nnd Its establishment was hailed as a so lution of nn international problem. The persecuted Jews of Russia were fleeing by shiploads and throwing themselves upon the mercies of other nations, particularly England. Eng land, to relieve herself, sent them to America. The problem of their dls 1 osal in this country became a philan thropic question. This section had the advantage of being close to the mar kets of New York and Phlladelph'a. Land was very low, acreage enough for a whole city being' purchasable for the price of n single city lot. Soon the wilderness was made to blossom. VIneland was transformed from a woodland hamlet Into a pretty city, attracting buyers from all parts of the country, with successful foreign colo nies surrounding it. Hammontown had evolved out of a dense woodland into a big tract of small fruit farms. Egg Harbor became a prosperous Ger man town. With these successful ex periments in view, the Hebrew Aid Society was induced by a VIneland agent, who at that time was an emi grant commissioner, to purchase a tract which became Alliance. It was in a corner of Salem County, and the nearest trading point was VIneland. The tract purchased was some dis tance from the New Jersey Southern Railroad, and six miles from the West Jersey road. A road was cut through the woods, a large square opening made; and a coarse barracks erected. The plot of 1000 acres was later spilt into fifteen-acre lots, and email cabins erected, at a cost of $130, to be paid for in twenty years, without interest. In spite of these charitable plans there soon came signs of discontent, Across the country ten miles or so there was an older colony known as Estelle, in Atlantic County. Its Inhab Itants possessed some means. vacating farms in the wilderness did not appeal to the inhabitants of Estelle, and many of them started out ns peddlers. Soon Estelle became a deserted village, and the fate of the older colony had a demoralizing ef fect upon Alliance. The people of the latter settlement began to grow dissat isfied and wearied the Hebrew Aid So ciety beyond patience by importunities for money to start up in business, or for working their little farms. The Aid Society, to get rid of the annoy ance, gave the colony over to the Al llauce Land Trust. , The families that remained were, pa tlent nnd Industrious. They raised fruit, some of them realizing from $300 to $."00 a year. In winter they made garments for New York con cerns. Some of them started the mak ing of cigars and cigarettes. The cot tages were enlarged, an English public school was started, and a synagogue organized. Many prospered to the ex tent of giving their children advanced educations. In course of time several large Industries Tocated at Alliance, The town gradually extended toward the railroad, and now stretches along r. single street three miles to Norma the nearest railroad point. Roscnhayn, another of the Hebrew settlements, was started about the same time as Alliance. It was direct ly on the line of the New Jersey l Southern Railroad, midway between IJridgeton and VIneland. The New York Hebrew Emigrant Aid Society placed six Jewish families at Rosen hayn, which now is a well-organized village of 000 people. One of the feat ures of the place is a co-operative fac tory, where each employe shares the profits of the mouth. It appears to be working well. Carmel, like Alliance, missed the line of the railroad. It had no assocla tlon or corporation backing. It wns started in 18S2 by the association of 100 families, which, having a little ' capital wanted to get out of New j fork's crowded tenements. They se eded ft site between Deerfleld nn l MlllvUle. The colonist annealed t- '.a rou de lllrsch, who ndvauced f'(M)i). 'iirniel to-day U a KU'vessful colony, ut It 1 seven miles from any other lace, an. I Is three miles from the Irldgeton nnd MI'.lvllle traction line. I'lie town Is small, the synagogue M-liig the only public building, i here are several small Industries, but most f the Inhabitants still till the soil. Woodbine, the best known of all the oloiiles, was founded ten years ago. nd Is directly on the West Jersey nnd Seashore Road, In the northern part of Cape May County. It contains "(JO Jewish and forty Gentile families. ere is located the P.aron de Illrseh ,grleultural School. Out of this In stitution it is possible that the men will come who will make the South Jersey wilderness teem with prosper ous farms and settlements. This was one object of the llaron's beneficence, another being to raise up men to preach and apply the doctrines of Zionism. Much money has been spent on Woodbine, nnd it Is said that the expenditures on it each year- exceed the receipts. Rut there Is no doubt oi the success of small farming in South Jersey. Land Is cheap, and the Jewish colonist Is patient and persevering. New Jersey depends upon him. largely to redeem the waste wilderness of the State. New York Post. A REMARKABLE TRIBUTE. Georco I Howell's Printer's Ink I)U- eagres Country -Weeklies. The weekly home paper, the only news sheet probably published in the town or village far removed from a large city, Is the most closely read and thoroughly respected publication to be found anywhere. It carries greater weight, has larger Influence with the conservative old fogies who have been wrought up to await its weekly coming ever since they can remember. Its coming Is. indeed one of the weekly events, and it goea through the hands of the household in their regular, order of precedence. The reading of Its columns never be comes perfunctory. The head of the household gets it first, of course, nnd retiring into the chimney corner of a winter evening or some cosy nook on the porch of a summer twilight, he commences at the top of the first col umn, his forefinger perhaps mark ing each paragraph, and reading through it, takes up the next and the next, until he has digested all the news and the editorial opinions. But he is not yet through, for the adver tisements in their turn also command his attention. A generation ago the country weekly was regarded with actual veneration throughout the land, and its influence was paramount everywhere outside of cities. Nowa days its sphere has become much cir cumscribed, but there are still many sections where its influence is su preme. In these the weight of an ad vertisement in Its columns is still greater than any presented to a city clientele through the paper that hap pens at the moment to be thelr'favor- Ite. Printer's Ink. How a Doctor Charges. The enormous fees charged and re ceived (in many cases) by physicians of no extraordinary skill have excited the entire medical profession. A lead ing practitioner In this city recently explained his method of charging to some inquisitive friends. "In the first place," he said, "I try to learn some thing about the financial position of my patient before rendering a state ment, and I never send in a bill for services under three months. Fre quently I wait six or twelve. But I make out my bills every week just as regularly as I pay my servants, and lay tliem away for future considera tion. Suppose I have decided that Mr. Blank can afford to pay $500 for an operation. I set that sum down in the bill; then when the bill Is rendered I charge six per cent interest for the period that has elapsed. If it is a year the final charge is $330. The odd dol lars make a bill look better, you know, and, besides, I am entitled to inter est. We doctors nre obliged to sock It to our rich patients pretty hard, be cause we have so large a charity clien tele which demands a lot of our time and time is money." Victor Smith, in New York Tress. Esks Saved in a Queer "Way. Mrs. Isabel Savory tells in her book, "A Sportswoman in India," a story of a hen that was setting, but unluckily for her hatching operations, was inter rupted by a cobra, which entered through a chink in the henhouse. The cobra made a fine meal of well warmed eggs, but when it essayed to retire by the same hole through which it had entered, it found those eggs in the way. It was much too large to get out, so it stuck in the hole, half in the hen-house and half outside. There It was discovered the next morning In a surfeited condition. It paid for its greediness with its life, and then It paid back the eggs it had stolen; for when the body of the snake was opened the eggs were all found un broken and warm. They were re? placed under the hen, and in due time were batched, none the worse for their peculiar Incubation. Australia and England have abor4 the same length of telegraph wires. FROST ON SHOP WINDOWS. lnul)l VI riiloura ihn Mint i f.'lltw Kclieine Tor lrr vint I tin . The cold weather serves ns n wnrn'i , of winter, oii of whoso ntitioun- f merits Is the formation of nn .!,-. .. lug crust of frost o;i shop windows. A writer In The Iron Ago, probably en gaged In the hardware business, s.-iys that ho had a great deal of trouble of that sort at one time, but fin ally dis covered bow to avert It. "At tlrst," u. says, "nn old experienced oontr ae'or called nt the store, who, after having, the trouble explained to him, answered, " Bore hides at the bottom of the window. This was done, but It did not remedy the matter. Another man was sent for. lie said, 'Air should bo let In nt the top.' Holes were made again, with no better results. At last, deciding to try to discover the trouble, the writer closed the back of the win- ' dow tightly, applying weather strips to large joints, then loosened the out side moulding holding the plnte glass. The result was a success n glass dust proof nnd free from frost nil winter. "When a window has no back parti tlon the best thing to do to prevent having a frosty window Is to got an other plate glass fixed close to first, say, with about nn Inch space be tween. If this Is done properly the window will never freeze even In the coldest of weather. It has been tried often, and has been found to be a suc cess. The additional plate glass Is gen erally rented from dealers In that line of goods for a few dollars, put In by them In the fall nnd taken away In the spring. Another effective nnd cheap f way of preventing frost on a window during winter Is to rub It with alco hol or glycerine two or three times a week." Human Candlesticks. Long ago, when our ancestors used candles for lighting, and before the candlestick had been invented, the candle-holder was a boy. At least this was the custom In Scotland"; where we read that it was the dut of the "herd-laddle" (who watched the cattle by day, to keep them from straying) to sit in the chimney corner at night holding a piece of candle In his hands and occasionally trimming it, to make it burn more brightly. The candle was a peculiar one, alsof as well as the candlestick. It was a bit of wood cut from a kind of fir tree which Is found Imbedded In cer tain Scotch bogs. This variety of can dle is still used in some parts of Scot land, It is said. The only relief the living candle stick had from his work was whenva 'y beggar craved a night's lodging. Thei -j 4 in return for his bed and board, th beggar was expected to "hold the ca; die" for the evening. In Aberdeen- v shire, Scotland, a caudelstick is even yet sometimes called a "puir-man," meaning a poor man, and this is the reason for the odd term. Tha Presby terian. Greatness in rcrcelvliiR Greatuess. It Is easy to see defects. It is not so easy to see beauties. It took less of a man to discern the mistakes In grammar In the ordinary speech of such a man as Dwlght L. Moody, when he began his evangelistic work in Chicago, than it did to see his real power as a speaker, that held atten-v tion to him such hearers as Lord Cairns, and Mr. Gladstone, and George Bancroft, and the Emperor of Brazil. Was it littleness or greatness that caused one to perceive the defects and not the power? Such' a preacher as Horace Bushnell was quickest to perceive signs of marked capacity in a young preacher. A dull and stupid " preacher could have recognized de fects and lack In the young man quite as well as Bushnell. Nanoleon and General Grant were remarkable for their power to perceive ability in men under them. Yet commonplace men could see defects in such men as quick ly as the great commanders. It re quires greatness to perceive signs of, greatness. A little man can see little ness. Do we give that evidence of ,' greatness or littleness in passing or- " our fellows? Sunday-School Times. Visiting Secretaries. Men as well as women seem to ri quire visiting secretaries. The busi ness of visiting secretary and stenog rapher has been adopted by quite a number of young men, and now or of them has set up an office and h a regular clientele. His hours are principally in evening, and the people who patm. him are business men who do not fe, that they are yet able to afford areg ular secretary. They arrange UnAr cor; respondence so as to dictate in th evening. - These visiting secretaries-'' are al' called upon at times to be mentd of social requirements. 'There :, many people from the West and otX sections of the Union who have sWt tied in New York, and who are ignor ant of the very latest thing for din ners or entertainments, and some of them are shy in employing women or going to one of the bureaus of social requirements. The number of mcn, however, is at present few, and those are really reaping the harvest. New York Times.