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We were children, 'tis true, but the heart keeps its hold On youth which it treasures as jewels ami gold, And I feel in my soul with its lofty desire The warmth and the glow of the obi kitchen tire. How often we laughed at the winds in their might. As the meadow reposed ’neath their garments of white; The cracking of nuts made the merriest din. It was winter without, it was summer within; But silence would come at the beck of the cook. Who told us the stories of banshre and s|*ook. •Till the tiames flickered low I kc they wished to expire. And we crept otfto bed from the old kitchen fire. [ cherish the pictures time cannot efface, The old-fashioned kitchen in memory I trace. And the boys ami the girls who sit ; n i row On the stiff, solemn chairs of the dim long ago; And father and mother would often peep in. Hut would never rebuke us no matter what din We made in our glee; they would smile and retire, For once they were young by the old kitchen lire. It is thus from the past that 1 pluck me a rose Which deep in the garden of memory grows, And my heart keeps its youth through the years as they glide Hear me almost alone down the shadowy tide I have on y to listen and laughter I hear, I have only to wish and sweet faces come near And sit once again, with a boyish desire. In the warmth and the glow of the obi kitchen lire. Ifkt ftiisrrllaiii}. THE LUCKY HORSE SHOE. 1 f Detect!vt‘ Sergeant Collie bad ar rived sooner he might have heen able to discover a workable clew, he thought, hut when lie was called in the burglary was three days old. It was only after the local police had done their best and failed that they applied to Scot land Yard for help, and that the clever detective sergeant was sent to Moiir geoisville. By that time the local police, under the able direction of Inspector Boodle, had succeeded pretty well in obliter ating everything which might have served as a clew to tiie sergeant. Enough. however, still remained to show him that the burglary was not the work of amateurs, but of profess ionals. The way in which Mr. St. John-Smith's powerful plate safe had been forced was really a charming piece of workmanship, and excited the de tective’s wannest admiration, and the rapidity and noiselessness with which the massive silver plate had been re moved, and the reception-rooms strip ped oftheir valuables—including paint ings, bronzes and other not easily por table articles—proved tile person con cerned to possess the highest and rarest skill known to the trade. Although Sergeant Collie thought he might haw been able to do some thing had he been called in immediate ly, yet he fully tveognized that it was no great discredit to the local police that they had failed to trace the guilty persons. It was clear that from the first there was little to indicate who these were. Not a single suspieions- I >oking man or woman had been seen in the neighborhood for weeks, and vet it looked as if t hose who committed the burglary had thorough knowledge not merely of the count rv about. but also of the house and the habits of its in mates. Not a single snspieioiis-look ing vehicle had heen seen onanv oft he roads about the pillaged house, or, in deed, about Bonrgeoisville. or the vil j lag.*, as it was called, which was near | ly a mile distant, on the night of the burglary, and yet the number and weight of the articles were such as to render it highly improbable they were carried olf without the help of a vehicle of some sort. The policeman whose beat lav along the London road, olfwhich the pillaged mansion was sit uated, had seen the ordinary number of vehicles during that night, but they all obviously belonged to “carriage | people" in the ncighborl I. There was not a van. dog cart or other likely ; conveyance among them. Sergeant Collie spent a whole fort night searching for any I hin g t hat might promise a clew to the solution ol the mystery, lie examined and cross-ex amined Mr. St. John-Smith's numerous servants, lie searched the grounds of "Longleat the plundered mansion— and of the neighboring houses most minutely iu the hope of finding some traces of the missing property, lie ipieslioned everbody who lived iu the neighborhood and who within the past | month had visited the house. But he | discovered not hing. At the end of the fortnight Sergeant i Collie reported to headquarters that, he had done all he could, and had e >m pletely failed to trace the criminals. | I As he was convinced that further iu-j I vestigation on the spot at least, fori I the present Was useless, he Was re- ; | called to town. Before leaving Born- j ! geoisville he impressed on Inspector SUCCESSOR TO THE PRINCE GEORGIAN Boodle the necessity of reporting the affair at once if another crime of the same kind occurred in or about the vil lage. Sergeant Collie had not returned to toYvn above Iyvo or three weeks before a telegram Yvas received at S o land Yard from the respected Inspector Boodle. It ran as follows; “Burglary last niglit at ChatsYvorth, seat of Mr. St. James-Jones. Similar in all re spects to that at Longleat, seat of Mr. St. John-Smith. Immense robbery. Send help.” Within half an hour of the receipt of the telegram Sergeant Collie was in the train bound for Bonr geoisville. -V rapid investigation showed tlie teetive that Inspector Boodle’s descrip tion of the burglary was absolutely correct. The second burglary corres ponded with I lie first in every detail ll Yvas executed with the same skill ami daring: the thicYi-shad forced with the same dexterity and equally strong plate safe, and had removed with the same rapidity and noiselessness an : equally large amount of plate and vain- 1 ables. and finally they had left a few i traces by which they might lik lolloyv ed up and identified. Sergeant Collie, after three hours’ most careful and in telligent inspection' ot the house, its 1 grounds, and everything in the neigh- Imrhood which by any possibility could throw liirht on the mystery, fell com pelled to acknowledge that he was as much at sea as to how or by whom the burglary had been perpetrated as the local police had been in the last ease. Indeed, the only point, that even looked like a clew had been discovered by the local police. Toward evening, when the detective was wearied and disappointed by hi,-, labors. Inspector Boodle came to him with a very mys terious air, ami told him that he had found an important clew. This turned out to be a story told by the groom of the doctor at the village, who had been attending one of Mr. St. James-Jones’ family. This felloYv said that, on com ing to ChatsYvorth the previous day Yvitli a bottle of medicine, he had no ticed a shabily dressed man hanging about the lanrels.at tlu* side of the laYvn. This person, when he saw he was ol>- served. hurriedly made oil. Sergeant Collie had the fiMitman before him for examination. It was then made clear that the intruder on the luyvii was merely a common tramp. Tlu* detec tive, on making sure of this dismissed the footman and his story Yvitli con tempt. He was certain of little as re gards the burglary stive this, that it was the work, not of tramps, but of men carefully trained in that line of business, who bad planned out every detail in it before taking the job in hand. One or two points in the burglary hail carefully struck the detective. In the first place the [date safe in Cbats- Yvorth was built into the kitchen yvull. yet the burglars had gone straight to il in this unusual place. Again, a mi nute examination of the foot prints out side the house and it had convinced the officer that t'vo or. at the most, three, persons had been engaged in the job. Thirdly, the plunder carried aYvay— and carried aYvay Yvitli amazing rapid ity—must have weighed the best [tart of twenty stone. And. lastly, there Yvas not the slightest evidence to show that a horse and vehicle of any kind had been used to remove the plunder. As before the usual number of private carriages had been seen passing along London road, but not hing beyond that. To the detective’s mind all these pe culiar circumstances could point toon | ly one conclusion, namely, that the bur glars had heen in the bouse before they went there to commit the burglary, and that t heY must live somewhere in the immediate neighborhood of the scene of the burglary. Accordingly, he di ■ reeled his inquires all to the persons who had lately been visiting the ser vants' hall at (’hatswort h. j These he found consisted | ret tv e\- | elnsively of trad, sin n and the maids’ i sweet hearts. The former yvciv all nl t ra-ivspeetable men who had been liv | ing in the village for years back, \et | tile detective thought it Yvise to inspect ! the premises of all of them. They j raised no objection and he made nodis- I eoverv. A slot he sweet harts, he found that all the maids had recognized lov ers. who were allowed b\ Mrs. St. James-Jones a pretty free run of the servants' hall. Among them was the policema 11 on w hose beat London road j was He informed the detective who | the other lovers were, and assured him j that no new admirers had been hang ing round the place of late. “Hi’d i have seen ’em if they ad," he said, "and the missus would ave done so. too. She’s a very systematic lady. She ! hallow s each of Vr inides one sYveet'art I and no more. When the gal as got one. too, she won’t stand poaching. | No. hi in sure there weren’t no hot her : men about. And the men who were [ about, the* detective soon ascertained. | were all as respectable and above sus picion as the constable himself. 1 Sergeant Collie occupied a full fort night in these inquiries At the end ol that time he had Io confess that he was not an inch nearer the solution ol the mystery of the burglaries than ever. He again reported to headquar ters that further investigation seemed useless, and requested to be recalled. He was awaiting an answer from Scotland Yard, when, early one morn ing, he was aroused by Inspector Hoodie rushing excitedly into his bed room. The officer brought news of all ot her burglary. This time the victim was St. George-Rohinson. The man sion broken into was called Hatfield and lav on the opposite side of the vil lage to tlie other two plundered houses. Exasperated at this repetition of the burglaries under bis very nose, Ser geant Collie set out hurriedly with In spector Roodle lor Hat field, fiercely re solved to leave no trace unturned in his efforts to trace the perpetrators. As they hastened along the road—the house was some half mile from the vil l:iiT*—the sergeant cross-questioned his companion as to the character of the poor people who lived in the neighbor hood of Hatfield. When he had got all the information he could he became silent. Suddenly, when they were not far from the house, lie came to a dead stop. “Hurrah!" he cried, delightedly, “we'll nab them this time!” “llnw? Why!' What makes you think so!' asked the inspector, amazed. "Don’t yon see this ?" replied Ser geant Collie, walking across the road ami picking up a horseshoe. “Luck— my Ih>\—gimml luck!’’ The inspector’s amazement turned l.i'o annoyance. "Is that all/" he said. "1 thought you were wiser than to pay attention to such old women’s notions as that. ’ “You’ll see we'll nab them,” cried tin* sergeant exultant ly, as he (Nickel ed the horseshoe. "1 never felt more 1 certain of an\ t hing." The inspector made no reply : he was too disgusted at his colleague's folly. They were now close to Hatfield. On going into the house they found everything and everybody there in the wildest confusion. The family were away from home, and the housekeeper, terrified at the burglary,and still more terrified lest >he might in some way be held responsible for it. was in so exci ted a condition that the policemen found it useless to question her. From her daughter, however, who was the only other person stay ing in the house, he learned that the burglars on this occasion had been disturbed in they work, and that they had hastily to leave the house before they could force the plate safe. Dawn was Just begin ning to break when the alarm took place. The housekeeper and her daugh ter had sprung out of lied and run to to the window to call for help. The burglars by this time were running helter-skelter down theside of the lawn to same trees which separated Hat field—which was on the by road—from a field occupied as a dairy-farm, and opening into the main road. The wo man had only a glance at them, and could give no very definite deeription of them. All they could say was that there were two men—one looking some thing like a stableman, the other more like a clerk in dress. A remark ol the younger woman, however, struck the detective sergeant as of more impor tance than her description .4 the bur glar. She said that the man who was dressed like a stableman seemed like somebody she could not remember. The alarm had arisen through the barking of a little fi>x-terrier which was 1 sleeping in a basket in the hall of the house. Usually the dogs were kept there—the fox terrier and a big mas- I till’: but when the family went to the | seaside for the benefit of their only child's health, the little girl asked to i have her dogs with her. and the doctor | who was attending her advised that h T wish should be granted, as she was much attached t > the animals and j might fret if parted from them. Ihe mother assented ; but, at the last mo : nienl ,t he fat her insisted that one should be left behind for the protection of the house. To this tortnuate circumstance it was tine that the burglary was dis covered before t he house breakers could secure their plunder. Collie and Inspector Boodle spent several hours in a most exhaustive ex amination At the end of it one or two things seemed clear enough .Vs before, it was clear the burglars were adepts iujtheir bnsidess; as before, il was clear. Dm), that the\ knew well the interior of the house; ami, as before, there was not a trace or a mark to show who they were or where they : came from. When they gave over the investiga tion for the dav thev walked baek lo the village both deeply depressed, and one retleeting deeply. The latter was Sergeant Collie. After he reached his lodgings he sat quietly tor some time, retleeting still. Then he rose, put on his overcoat, and xvalked down to ll e village farrier’s. The blacksmith was still on tlu* forge, though it was now evening. Sergeant Collie, who knew him slightly, bade him good-day. “Had a busy day?” theseargentthou asked the blacksmith. “Pretty well—pretty well,” answer ed Vulcan. “This weather, you see, makes the roads plaguey heavy, and there’s a lot of shoos dropped.” “I thought so,” answered Collie. "I myself found one.” He took the shoe out of his pocket. “Ay, ay,” said the blacksmith, liKk ing at the shoe; "fore olf, I should say. I had three of them today!” •‘Any of them about tlu* size of that?” “All of’em, I should say,” answer ed the blacksmith. "Whose were they?" "Let me see. Yes. Farmer (lake’s mare, the carrier’s pony, and—and 1 should say the third was Dr. Fell’s gelding —yes, it was.” "What sort of a man is tlu* carrier?" asked Collie. “Old Fardell? One of the best old souls living,” said the blacksmith. “He’s lived in the village since it was start ed, I think—remembers when there wasn’t a hig house within three miles, except the old manor house, which was pulled down by St John Smith three years ago. He’s getting past work, I’m afeard”.” The detective sal in silence for a minute or two. Then he said, "1 don’t teel at all well tonight.” "1 thought you was looking a bit glum." said the blacksmith. "I’ll eo home, I think, and get to bed.” The detective went home and went to bed. Before he was long there he directed his landlady to send for Dr. Fell, and ask him to come as quickly as possible, at the ease was urgent. In spite of this intimation, Dr. Fell was not particularly quick in coining and by the time he arrived the detec tive seemed very ill. indeeik He made the doctor feel his pulse, examine his tongue and try the stale of his lungs and heart. Then the doctor left, say ing it was merely a gastric attack and promising to send him some medicine. When the doctor was gone Collie sat up in his Ih*il and reflected. "1 have* seen him liefore,” he said to himself. “Was it a witness in a stab bing ease, or what? Let me see, now. He’s altered, of course; but I feel sure I knew* him.” He paused and thought again. Then lie suddenly jumped out of bed. “I’ll swear it. It’s Jack Hoyvsc, the forger, or I’m an ass.” Half an hour later the doctor, his coachman and footman were in custo dy on charges of breaking into and stealing from the houses of Messrs, St. Jolin-Smith, St. James-.!ones and St. George-Robinson, and half the plunder of those burglaries had been found by the police safely stowed away in the doctor’s house and stables. At tlu* assizes Dr. Fell and his asso ciates were tried and convicted of the three burglaries. The story of Fell was then made public. His real name was John 1 lowse. Ile had been a medi cal student in a London hospital, from which he had been expelled for dishon esty. One of his chums had succeeded, however, in getting a diploma. This man. who was as disreptable as Hoyvsc himself, was called Fell. Shortly alter his expulsion, Hoyvsc was convicted of forgery and sent to penal servitude. While he was serving his sentence Fell died, or, at any rate, disappeared. On his discharge, 1 lowse became aware ot this fact, and calmly appropriating his missing friend's diploma and nameand started practice at Bonrgeoisville as a doctor. His former training as a med ical student enabled him to carry out the imposture with complete success. Unfortunately his old criminal associ ates found him out, and. willingly or 1111 willingly, on his part. made him their chief in carrying out a regular scheme of burglaries Ilis professional posi tion diverted suspicion from him and them, while his brougham was used to remove the plunder, and his residence to store it till it could he safely dispos ed of. "You see now." said Collie to In spector Boodle, “the horseshoe proved lucky after all." A voting Yvoman of Harford. Conn., was telling her Sunday-school class of small boys the other Sunday about the “Shnt-in-Soeiety." whose members are persons confined with sickness to their beds or rooms. "M horn can 've think of," said she, "that are so shut in?" "1 knoYV.” said a little I>y; "some one in the Bible, ain’t il. teacher?" "Yes.and who. Johnnie?" "Jonah," was the spirit ed answer. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report absolutely pure TilK AGE OF PIXS. Pins are, as the saying goes, as old as the hills. In some form or another they have been in existence ever since onr first parents clothed themselves in fig-leaves, which grew wild in the Gar den of Eden. -Vs a matter of fact, pins claim a very high antiquity, the earliest form being the natural thorn, which is still used to some extent by the peas ant Yvomen of Upper Egypt. In pre historic times [ins were also made of small 1 tones of fish and animals. Among the remains of the lake dYvellers of Europe have been found bronze [tins and bronze brooches, in which the [tins form the prominent fea ture, many *>f which are highly orna mented and very beautiful. -V few copper and one iron pin have also been found. It is estimated that 10,000 [tins have been collected at the lacus trine station in Switzerland alone. A lew of these pins have double stems, and were probably used as hairpins. Three have been found at Pesehiera, which are exactly the same in form as the safety pin of the present time. Among the single-stem pins are many ingenious devices for preventing the spike from passing entirely through the cloth or other material it is used for fastening together. Many of them are so formed that they are thicker in some place than in others. A large number, both of bronze and bone, have the head formed by a loose ring passed through an eye in the pin. A few heads ha\'<* leen discovered, while in ancient Rome bronze pins and Imme hairpins, with ornamental heads, have been discovered among the relies of Pompeii. In England the ordinary domestic pin had become in the fifteenth centu ry an article of sufficient importance to warrant legislative notice. An act of Parliament passed in 14*8 prohibi ted the importation of pins. -Vs a ne cessity of the toilet [tins were intro duced into England in the latter part of the fifteenth century by Catherine Howard, queen of Henry VIII., yvlio received them from France. Very good pins were made at this period of brass, but a large portion of them Yvere made of iron, which were blanched and sold for brass pins. In order to prevent this imposition upon the good people of England, Parlia ment in 1543 passed an act providing that “no person shall put to sell any pins but such as double-headed and have the heads soldered fast to the shanks of [tins, well smoothed, the shanks well shapen, the point well rounded, filed, canted and sharpened.” England depended upon France for its supply of pins nnlil KJ27, when John Tilsby introduced the manufac ture in Clouehestershire. His busi ness greYv to such an extent that it is said he gave employment to 1,500 per sons: at any rate, his pins, Stroud pins, as they were called, gained a high reputation. In 11>3(> the manufacture was introduced into Bristol and Bir mingham. the latter place ultimately becoming the great center of the in dustry. 1 Pins in America made their first ap pearance during the last century. In 1875 a prize was ottered to the colon ists of Carolina who introduced the first native pins and needles. During the war of I*l3, when, owing to the restrictions upon commerce, the price of pins rose to #1 per paper, the man ufacture was actually started in the United States, but does not seem to have met Yvitli success, as the enter prise was soon abandoned. The in dustry was not fairly started in this county until theyear 183(>. Tlie early pins in this country were made Yvitli globular beads of line tYvist ed Yvire.niade separately and secured to t lie shank by e< mipressii>ll Ir< >lll ala Ming bleek and die. These old pins had the misfortune of often parting yv ith their heads. Il yv:is to oY’ereome this difficulty that the attention <>f the early inven tor Yvasdireeted. Ihe solid-headed pin in common use today took the place of the ld form about I*4o. Before the introduction of machinery pins were made by manual labor in such a wav as to require their passage through the hands of fourteen different 1 persons before completion. By 1 inaeliinerY in use at the present time it is estimated that 1 (JO pins are turned ! out per minute. In Englandso,ooo,ooo 1 pins are made daily ,of Yvhieh 87,000,000 are made in Birmingham alone. I Connecticut is the principal center of the industry in the United States. * Established 18G^ N 0.26 KILLED BV A PIJi MUCK. “In my opinion,” remarked the col lege professor, who rose from the ranks during the last war to the position of Colonel, “the imagination of men does more injury to the cause of courage than all the appliances of war yet dis covered.” “In other words, said a “Star” reporter, “if a man didn’t think hu wouldn’t be afraid of anything?” “That’s altout it,” admitted the pro fessor. “1 had a remarkable case hap pen to me during the battles around Richmond. That is to say, it happen ed to another man, lint I was part of it. It was on a skirmish line, and I was lying liehind a log with two other men—l was only a private then—one of whom was an inveterate joker, and the other was one of the imaginative kind of soldiers. In fact, he was so imaginative that he was almost scared out of his wits, and when the bullets and shells began flying through the woods, cutting ofl' saplings, clipping limbs all around us and barking the top of the log behind which we lay, I thought the fellow would burst a blood vessel, or go crazy, or do some other fool thing unbecoming to a soldier. Tom, the joker, noticed the man’s ter ror and called my attention to it. “Then he reached out and dragged in a stick cut from the tree above us by a bullet, and living a pin in it proceeded to have his fun. The man was at the far end of our log, 10 feet from Tom, and I was just lievond Tom on tlu- other side, and, I am free to confess, was nervous enough to wonder at Tom’s manner at such a time. How ever, I couldn’t help, watching his movements, and actually laughed to see him sliding the pinpointed stick along toward the unsuspecting victim. Having got it at the right distance for a smashing volley of bullets, and just as it came he prodded the soldier in the back with the pin. Well, it was really funny to see the chap jump and yell and roll over, and we both fairly howled. Rut it wasn’t so funny when the man didn’t move after his first started action, and Tom looked around at me in a scared kind of way. His surprise found expression in an oath, ami he called to the man. There was no answer, and he called again, with the same result. Then he crept over to him and give him a shake.— That brought no response, either, and Tom dragged him around so he could see his face. It was an ashy blue, with the eyes staring wide open, and the man was as dead as Julius C:esar, with never a mark on him, save, perhaps, that one pin scratch in his back.” “I should think your joking friend that could never have forgiven him self for that cruel joke,” suggested the writer. “I’m sure he never would have,” concluded the professor, ‘because Tom was a good fellow and a brave soldier, but he never had much of a chance to, for when the next volley came he was on his knees beside his dead comrade, trying, to do something for him, and his head was just high enough above the log for a shell to clip the whole top of it off.” M)0l) HEALTH And a good appetite go hand in hand. With the loss of appetite, the system cannot long sustain itself. Thus the fortifications of good health are broken down and the system is liable to attacks oi disease. It is in such cases that the medicinal powers of Hood' Sarsaparilla are clearly shown. Thousands who have taken Hood's Sarsaparilla testify to its great merits as a purifier of the blood, its powers to restore and sharpen the appetite and promote a healthy action of the digestive organs. Thus it is,not what we say but what Hood’s Sarsa parilla does that tells the story and constitutes the strongest recommenda tion that can be urged for any medi cine. Why not take Hood's Sarsapa rilla now? Tin- guest at the hotel table had been kicking about the food until he got tired, and then he commenced on the weather. • “Don’t you have any change of sea sons here?” he impiired of the wai ter. “Yes, sir,” was the the prompt re ply. “It you don’t like pepper you can try salt.”