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The Camden chronicle. (Camden, Tenn.) 1890-current, January 17, 1902, Image 2

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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
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
Arthur Stanley Rig-i, in Life.
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
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:
: Spanish and English. Taught. :
"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
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
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
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
"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
The assayer went Into his bedroom
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.

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