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sr charles morris butler. . Copyright. ISO?, by C. Morrla rtutUr. CHAPTER IV. An Important Clue, For about a year Lang sirred hl apprenticeship under the instruction pf Denver. He became known as a suspicious character, acd his past ws raked tip in great shape, not to his credit to be sure. Through the proc ess of appearing "flush" of money ore day arid on "his uppers" the next, he pot the reputation of being "crooked." or at bast "sporty," which In toffie circles are considered synony mous. Lang one evening was strolling down C'.ark street rather aimlessly, swaggering as if under the Influence of strong drink, when he was ap proached by a rather flashily dressed man who demanded rather abruptly: "If your name is Lang, I want to ppeak with you." Louis did not start nor hesitate. Ms year of schooling had prepared Mm npa'.nst surprises of this kind. There was no known reason why he should cot admit that I-ang was his true came, but "instinct" warned hlra not to be too ready to admit It. He had followed Denver's advice and travel ed under the alias of "Smith," though there had never been any attempt at dropping his real Identity, for that character was absolutely necessary to the case In hand. "My name Is Smith George Smith," he answered, composedly. The man shrugged his shoulders In credulously. "You are acquainted with Denver?" he asked. Louis now recognized the question er as Regan, the detective, against whom he had been especially warned by Denver. "Denver." queried Lnng, a If trying to refresh his memory, and his speech was varied now and then by a half-suppressed hiccough. "Seems to me I've heard the name afore, see!" "Well. Iing," continued Regan In a positive tone, "Denver wants to sea you." "S-a-y, wot're you lookin' ferT" "If your name It Lang, I Louis flared up as if angry at Regan's persistence. "Didn't I just tell you me name was Smith?" Ho stopped walk ing, and with a half-fierce gesture threw off the detective's hand, which tad been resting rather familiarly on his arm, staggering backward as he did so as if losing his balance. "D'ye want to insult me?" It was a very good example of drunken and offend ed dignity. "You're a good one." exclaimed the detective In evident admiration. "Hut It won't work. I know you are Lang and you may as well own up to It. Jim Is lying at the point, of death and wants to see you." The mistake would have been costly had Louis acknowledged that bo and Denver were on friendly terms, that there was a bond between them. Lang thought deeply, while apparently at tempting to straighten himself up from the position his drunken actions had placed him "If Jim really wants me. I will see him later. Hut 1 must not give myself away to this man under any circumstances leastwise our se cret bond." Satisfied that Regan knew him in his double role of himself and Smith, and also that lie had been recognized as a visitor in Denver's office at least, he essayed to work a dodge on him to throw him from the srent. "Let tho d d scoundrel die! What do I care!" "So you admit you know him? You are Lang, then?" "I may be Lang, and I may be Smith, but it Is as George Smith 1 owe Jim Denver a Kludge and George Smith never force! s a wrong! With all his shrewdm ss, all bis cunnirg, Denver has never penetrated my dis guise. D Mm! I'll bo even with him yet. If he don't die too soon:" Then as if recollecting himself, he suddenly asked. "Who are you." "My name Is Regan, and I am a de tective," tho man admitted without hesitation. "And who is Re-.-an?" oskee! Lang, pux.ling hi.i brain to concoct Bome story of a plausible nature to tell him la reference to the "great wrong" done himself by Denver. "I'm Denver's side partner" "Then what do you want ot met Yet- can bet that Dei.ver flon't want to n:t!" "I want to find out why you go to his ofilco." Regan was candor itself. Ijins leered drunkcnly. "I'll not 'ell you. You'll give It away. You rnd Denver are too thick." "Oh, I'm no particular friend of Den ver," said tho sleuth. "I.et'8 have a drink," said Louis, looking around and noticing for tie first time that their stoppage In the open street and their conversation not being carried on in low tones, had at tracted considerable attention. Regan had realized tho same thing, "Your are right, wo had better move on." The twain entered tho first saloon they came to, which chanced to bo the samo basement palace where Den ver had met Lnng. They took seats at a convenient table nnd Louis or dered the drinks. Regan had his back turned toward tho door (wlillo Louis faced the stairway) nnd did not notico tho entrance of a third party soon aft erwards; but Lnng did, nnd he thought ho recognized Denver, though that In dividual was In disguise. A secret signal given and answered soon proved it true. Denver took a seat In an obscure corner of the room, within hearing distance. In Lang's but out of the lino of Regan's sight. "I have noticed that on several oc casions you have drawn money from the Madison bank on Jim Denver's check!" said Regan, casting a bomb in Louis' camp. For a moment Ixuis was staggered: he could seo a shade of annoyance pass over Denver's face. Regan evi dently knew more than cither Lang or Denver had supposed. "Oh, you have, eh?" tho young man blurted out, still sparring for time, resolved now to at tempt to "pump" Regan In turn. "What does ho pay you for?" asked Regan leering at him through tleery eyes. "That would bo telling and If you knew my graft It wouldn't be worth a cent to me." The detective now realized now that to had a pretty shrewd antagonist to want to speak to you." deal with. Hints, would avail hlra lit tle, but as he really did not know the truth, that was all the bait ho could offer. "Perhaps I can tell you," he said as a leader. "Perhaps you can," acquiesced Lang. "For playing the spy upon women whom Denver wishes to blackmail!" "Phew!" whistled Lang, as if ac knowledging that such was tho case. "You accuse him of blackmailing what's the matter with my blackmail ing him?" Lang made a very neat play here. Ho did not refute nor as sert anything. "You want to throw me off! Be sides you are not tho only 'kid' draw ing Denver's checks from the hank; that I know, for I have seen his book." Louts was gratified to learn where Regan got his Information from. Henring the news that Denver was employing others besides himself for a moment shook his faith In Denver. Ho had given Jim !he credit of being an honest man. "Perhaps after all Denver is playing a crooked game; but I will rot believe him treacherous on the evidence of such a man as Regan. He pays my expenses regular; he has never asked me to do a 'dirty' trick yet; ho has made physically a new man of me, and if nothing more, res cued me from tho gutfer." Then to carry out his part before Regan he said: "You may be right about Denver currying on an outside business, but I'm not in It, see! Denver pays me a certain sum of money every month ju-it to keep my mouth shut, and that is all there Is about it." "What's to hinder me from running you in?" 'What can you prove? You know nothing." "Well, you are not much afraid of me." exclaimed Regan, with n threat ening gesture. During tho conversation the two had drunk quite freely of beer. Lonls, though apparently the worse for liquor before ho met Regan, was far from being Intoxicated even now; his brain was as clear as a bell. Regan on the contrary, was quite under the influ ence, for ho had no sleep the night before nnd had been drinking heavily for several hours; It was only with struggle that he managed to keep from Oiii7 to sleep. "Why should I be." nsked Lang. "You admit that Denver Is not a friend of yours. Being only a private detective, you can only send mo into your private sweatbox, where your enemy would release me." "Who said anything about my being an enemy of Jim's?" "Ywi just said so! You would rutn him If you could." 'So I would, the d d police hound!" "Ough!" said Louis, to "..Niself. "this police officer tnlks against his kind ho speaks like a thief! This man Is either playing me for a fool to trap me, or else Is not an honest man. I am glad that Denver Is here to hear the declaration." Aloud ho said, 'Why don't you ruin him?" "I'd do it quick enough If I got the chance! Hut he Is ton d d honest to give me an opening." This admission was a relief to IxMiis. If Denver was an honest man, then everything was all right so far ns their compact was concerned. "You are smarter than I' am, yet I have found " Louis was dangling the tempting bait before the hungry fish's eyes, and when about to give a nibble the tcmpttti' morsel was withdrawn "Have found what?" Regan brighten ed up from his half-drunken lethargv Louis saw nn opening to hurl some hot shot; he was himself astonished at the mere thought of It. "Nothing.' ho said exasperating!). "Rut I have have come to the conclusion, Regan that you wouldn't arrest a thief even if you caught him In the act with tb.i swag In his hands!" It was a bold insinuation. Regan flushed up as If ashamed ol the Imputation. "I get the 'swag whether I get the man or not!" That was a sufficient excuse for him. "You are Rmarter than I can be Heve!" said iJtng highly elated at the coup. The Intoxicated detective smllea with an Idiotic smirk. "Yes," he said, "I have nearly enough to leave the business on. One more haul and I am off!" "Off where?" and Louis bit his tongue to keep from seeming expect ant. "Not the C. C?" "Yes, the C. C!" straightening no again. "But who are you thnt glvrj tho sign of the society?" "Oh, I'm one of the 'boys,'" replied Lang. "Here, waiter." he cried to hide hts agitation, "Two glasses ot beer." Denver had evidently heard enough. He realized that Louis was the mas. ter of Regan in the pumping art, sc rather llyin Jeopardize his interest now by having the treacherous detec tive discover that he was being over heard by his rival he quietly arose from his seat, going to the rear of the saloon, where he motioned to Lang to follow. Louis continued to converse for a moment even after drinklntr that which had been ordered. "You are one of the boys, eh?" queried Rocnn. "Then you are the man I'm looking for. I have a game on hand that I need assistance in; are you with me?" "Am I with you? Well, you can bet your sweet existence that I am! But don't you think that we will be over heard here. Hadn't we better jet a room where we can have privacy?" And then he excused himself for a moment to retire to the rear ostensi bly to make arrangements for n room, but In reality to meet Denver. "Is Regan 'playing' me or is he real ly on to the 'country?' " asked lung. "No! He Is In earnest! Work hlra for all he Is worth! This Is certainly a masterstroke! We play the game of our lives to-day to win or lose a fortune! At last we have n real clue as to the existence of the "country."' (To be continued.) THE WEDDING AS HE SAW IT. Half Faded Recollections Revived In Brain of Widow's Eldest Boy. It was the 'youngish widow's wed ding day, and the signs and omens were fructifying in 'the brain of her oldest, n bright chap of eight. He had wondered much at tho sewing that had been in progress for weeks past. The whispering and chattering of the women, too, had stirred somo half faded leaves In his memory. This particular day above all set him think ing very hard. His mother had kissed him tear fully nnd then retired into seclusion. Then, after he had been dressed a mere Incidental matter he was told to be good nnd keep quiet and not give any trouble. Tho appearance of his grandmamma nnd aunts was also suggestive. Of course, there were a good many other people, and he recognized therein a divergence from long past experi ences, but he looked out of the win dow and chanced to see the clergy man arrive, carrying a small black leather valise. Then ho heard tho word passed around that the "doctor" had come the clergyman was a D. D. and then ho was sure that he was on the right track. He at once sidled up to one of the youngest anil prettiest of his aunts, nud remarked to hpr in that style of wlilspir which always concen trates attention: "I know, now." "Do you, dear?" said the pretty aunt. "What do you know." "I know what Is going to happen, I'm going to have a new brother or sister. I saw tho doctor rorr.e In with his big bag that he carries them in. You can't fool me." His memory had been going back to the birth of his youngest sister, about two years and a half before, and the explanations that bad been minis him at that time. ave Sailor's Grav 3 it QU---'-'--Af?A,--lJV (Special Correspondence.) Although thousands of Americans tavo vlalted Bermuda, that little cly ilum In tho Atlantic, few of them even mow that one of (he noble sons of heir race lies burled in foreign soil, io close to their own shores, ind low that the spirit of reverence and jatriotlsm for the country's dead has oon awakened nnd that tho body of Paul Jones has been removed to tho United States, efforts will perhaps be nado to bring tho remains of Richard Sutherland Dale to America. Far from the gaze of tho casual .onrlst. In a corner of the churchyard f St. Peter's, tho oldest ecclesiastical edifice in the Bermudas, his grave may c found. Neglected by the country tor whoso honor lio fought It Is now :ared for by the descendants of those -ho succored him In bis hour of need nd strove to clieve his distress. And, "who was Dale?" you ask. Here a the simple story of his life as told by the memorinl taftlct over his iravc: : In Memory of : i.f : : mrTiATtn si'tiikhi.an'd dai.f. : . Eldest Son of e'ommoiloro KU-hanl : : Dale of I'hll ui. Iphla. In the l. ,S. : : if Ameriea, ami Midshipman : In the V. S. Navy. : , He h pnrted this life at St. Oeorces, J : Itei-imiilas, on t ho 'JJinl day of : February, A. 1. 1 s i .". . aii,.l ;o : : year: 1 month & 17 days. : ; He lost Ills rls'it Ior In an engr-Ke- : mi'tit between the I". 8 Fl Ij-atu : ; Piosldont and a squadron of his : l'llttnmilc Majesty's Ehlps ! : of War on the ir.th of : January. A. I. IMS. : : Ills rontln tnent rnused a severe com- : plant in his hark wkieh In n short : : tlmo terminated hU life. : ; This Ptnne : ; Roeords the tribute : : Of his Parents' gratitude '. : To those Inhabitant of St. lioorgm : : Whose Keneroiis nnd tender sympathy : : Prompted the kindest attentions : : To their son. while living. : And honored hlra, : i When dead. : So Dale was tho son of another gal lant seaman who fought by the side of America's first admiral, John Paul Jones, on t,he "Bonhomme Richard." Commodore Richard Dale shipped as a cabin boy when 12 years old, and was a shipmaster at lit years of age. When the revolutionary war broke out he entered the Continental navy ns a midshipman, but seion afterward was taken prisoner by the British nnd sent to Mill prison, in England. Contriv ing to escape from his guard, he set out for France, where be joined Paul Jones, who appointed him lieutenant. During the famous engagement be tween the Sernpls and the Bonhomme Richard, Dale was wounded, but re- A Bermuda covered, and after the war was raised to tho rank of captain, and later be came commodore. Commodore Dale Honored, Unlike those of his son the mortal remains of Commodore Richard Dale lie at rest In Christ churchyard, Phil adelphia, and over them has been set a memument which may well be the pride of every patriot, on which one "can read the lay," wodestly told, of his achievements. , It was on the deck of" tkfc IT. S. frigate President, then in command of Commodore Decatur, that Richard Suthwland Dale, his son, fell, serious ly vounded. In an engagement with the British ship of war Endymlon. During this fight Dale gallantly took the place of a gunner whose head had been blown oft by a shot fired from osie of the Endymlon's forecastle chase guns, determined to at least avenge the death of this messmate. After two hours' de sultory firing, In which neither vessel did the other much harm, the Endymlon sailed abreast of the President nnd both vessels fired broad sides almost simultaneously. The cries of tho wounded were deadened by the crash of falling timbers. Bulwarks were shattered and guns dlsmmantled; men lay groaning above and between tho decks of both vessels. But Dale was spared, the god of war bad watched over him. And when the or der was given to fire so as to disman tle the enemy, a shot from Dale's gun struck the Endyniion's mainmast and a few moments later It went by tho board. 'Struck by Stray Shot. Night was fast approaching and tho American seamen hail nlmost sue ceede'8 in completing their work of destruction when a stray shot struck Dale, shattering his right leg, but, undaunted, he determined to fire his pun once meire, and, kneeling on his blecdlug stump, pulled the Unyard, I ZatiJss?rst? f 2r '? then he fell all In a henp only to rise again as a prisoner of war. Aided by a freshening breeze and guided by the Round of firing, four British supports camo to tho aid of the Endymlon, nnd Decatur, benten only by superior numbers nnd seeing that further resistance was hopeless, hauled down his flag in token of sur render. After making necessary repairs, Capt. Hopo of the Endymlon set his course for Bermuda, but Bteered Into a gale, and only two storm-swept, battle-scarred hulks entered tho harbor of St. Georges. A curious fact in the history of the Dalo family is that one of Its mem. bers accompanied Sir George Somers on his voyage to bring succor to the distressed Virginia plantation. Bora crs was wrecked In the Bermudas, but Dale reached the colony on tho main, land, was appointed magistrate, nnd planted new settlements on tho James river, near the spot where tho city of Richmond now stands. Death of Thomas Dale. In lull Sir Thomas Dale was suc ceeded by Sir Thomas Gates, subse quently was placed In command of the East India fleet, and died fighting the Dutch near Bantam, in tho Fast Indies. Reference to Sir George Somers re calls the fact that historic Interest from British and American alike so far as tho Bermudas are concerned, centers around his death. Over tho tomb In which his heart lies burled there is nn Inscription recording tho fact and stating that the worthy ad miral and colonizer of the Bermudas lost Ms life In carrying help to tho "In fant and suffering" colony now known as the State of Virginia. In full the Inscription on the tablet, which was erected In 1S7G, reads: : t : "Near this spot was Interred In tho : : Ye-.ir Pilii the heart of the heTnlo : Admiral Sir I'eorjie Somers Kt. I : Who nobly saeihieed his lit, to eany : Sueeor to the Inlani and : : Suffering plantation mw ; : The State of Ylmlnla. : : To preserve his fame to fen are ngea : : Neir- the seene of his niemot able : SMpwreel; of Ki'i'.i Uie Kovernor : : a:id eenmiand, i -hi-i hl f of : : this eolonv for the time: : : Lelr.K ..uis. d this lal ! i : : toleeieel.il : : i;c." French Beauty Seekers. "The first tf the ten French beauty commandments Is: Have a clear skin. No matter how dark It may be, let it Homestead. bo clear as clear as wine, as clear as crystal, as clear as a drop of pure honey. Let there be no freckles, nc liver spots, no blotches. Let your skin be of milky softness. "The second beauty commandment relates to the hands. Have beautiful hands is a strict command in the French canons of beauty. Don't Jet your hands grow old. "Then in p'.ccphsIo. come these laws: "Keep your teetn wnlte. "Keep the wrinkles out. of your fore head. "Keep your step light. "Keep your volco low and clear. "Keep your chin oval. "Keep your throat slender. "There are other commands, and the most important Is: Keep your eye! bright. Don't use them in the din. light. Don't read whllo you rock Don't let tho dust Bettlo In them ant remain there overnight. Don't strair your eyes, nnd don't try to clear then, by rubbing them. "Cry a little every day, If you must for women who cry easily always havi beautiful eyes, but keep them bright anyway." Boston Herald. Changed His Tune. "Well, I see they've cornered lln Beed oil." "So? Guess that don't Interest ml any." "Linseed Is the Eame thing as flax wed, you know." "Eh? Same thing as flaxseed"! Why my wife told mo to bring home soin flaxseed. Well, dern their pictures what'll thoso rascally trusts do next!' Second Choice. "Will you marry me?" "Ask mamma." "Nothing deiing she's refused ms twice." Cleveland Loaelcr. Few men have faith enough to leave their umbrellas In the vestibule of t church. 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Oocldl, of Para, Brazil, finds that dotached masses make detours to visit trees In bloom, but does not explain the gen eral migration. One suggestion Is that the great flights are made up of females, seeking mimosas as a placs ot egg-laying. " For Eternal Youth. To remain ever young banish from your mind all thoughts of trouble an sorrow, all ugly thoughts. Do not har bor envy, jealousy, revenge or malic. In fact, try to love your neighbor as yourself. You will find in holding happy, healthful and helpful thoughts that the lines and wrinkles will dis appear and beauty will reign Instead, Exchange. Peacock Feathers., ' "' Peacock's feathers are said to bring 111 luck. The origin of this tradition is interesting It Is found In Palgrave's work on central and east Arabia, where the traveler says that, accord ing to Mohammed tradition, the pea cock opened tho wicket of paradise to admit the devil, and received a very ample share of the devil's own punish ment. English Plowing Matches. ' Plowing contests are quite common In England. Tho man who was best known as tho champion plowman won about 2,000 In prizes. This was Jim Baker of Ipswich. Being a thrifty young man, he amassed a comfortable competency as a result ot his success In these competitions. Work the Source of True Happiness. "I suppose some advantages do at tach to money, or pcoplo would not give themselves so much trouble to gain It; but, believe me, the truest source of happiness Is work!" The late Baron Rothschild. Protest Against Church Music. In 15C2 the first proposal to banish music from church services was made by the Council of Trent, on the grounds that tho style of muslo had become too frivolous. 175 Descendants. A nonagenarian, Mrs. Amelia Hatch, of Ower, Romsey, England, has 17S descendants living seven children, 65 grandchildren, and 103 great-grandchildren. Swift Travel Not His Hobby. Cy Perkins, the New Hampshire millionaire, who died the other day, never drove anything swifter than a pair ot steers. OUST THE DEMON. A Tussle with Coffee. There Is something fairly demowV seal in the way coffee sometimes wreaks Its fiendish malice on those who use it. A lady writing from Calif, says: "My husband and I, both lovers ot coffee, suffered for some time from a Very annoying form ot nervousness, accompanied by most frightful head aches. In my own case there waa eventually developed some sort ot af fection of the nerves leading from the spine to the head. "I was unable to hold my head up straight, the tension ot the nerves drew it to one side, causing me the most Intense pain. We got no relief from medicine, and were puzzled aa to what caused the trouble, until a friend suggested that possibly the cof fee we drank had something to do with It, and advised that we quit It and try Tostum Coffee. "We followed bis advice, and from the day that we began to use Poetum we both began to improve, and In a very short tlmo both of us were entirely relieved. The nerves became steady once more, the headaches ceased, the muscles in the back of my neck relaxed, my head straightened up and the dreadful pain that bad so punished me whllo I used the old kind ot coffee vanished. "We have never resumed the use of the old coffee, but relibh our Postum every day as well as we did the former beverage. And we are de lighted to find that we can give It freely to our children also, something we never dared to do with the old kind of coffee." Name given by Pos tum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Postum Coffee contains absolutely no drugs of any kind, but relieves the coffee drinker front the old drug poison. There's a reason.