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An Aristocratic
Thief
It
By F. A. MITCHELL
My busbund bad been appointed
United States military attache at Ber
lin and bad gone there some time be
fore me In order to secure a place to
Jive ugniust my coming. 1 was on my
way there from 1'arls. traveling on a
first class railway coacb. Beside me
-sat a uian, and before blm sat anoth
er man, tbe two being evidently travel
ing companions, for they were talk
ing very earnestly in German, a lan
guage 1 did not understand. Directly
ibefore me was a vacant seat, on wbicb
I tossed my band bag. This was very
careless of me. for contained all the
money 1 had with me.
I bad been up late nights In Paris
and was very tired and sleepy. 1 fell
Into a doze and from a doze into a
sound sleep. More than an hour pass
ed before 1 awoke, and when 1 did 1
found that tbe man who had been seat
ed beside me wus tbe only other per
son except myself in tbe compartment
He had changed bis seat to one oppo
I site me next the window and was
reading a periodical. Near him lay
my bag. Just where 1 had placed it.
opened It and looked for my pocket
'book.
1i
Now, 1 leave It to any woman if she
•on awakening from a slumber to tlnd
she had been robbed of money from a
i&ag lying beside a man would not look
up at him accusingly. The man's eyes
were upon me, and my looks told him
•that 1 suspected blm of stealing tbe
-money 1 had lost Just as plainly as it
•could have been expressed lu words.
He looked frightened and said some
thing to me In German, but be might
as well have spoken in Sanskrit Then
he tried me In French, can 8|eak
a little French, but can understand it
scarcely at all. At any rate, didn't
•catch what he bad to say.
Tbe man looked so cut up that 1
grew suspicious of him. But why be
.had not left tbe train with It while 1
was asleep 1 could only conjecture.
Perhaps the train bad not made a stop.
He was not a cool tbief by any means,
for without my taking any action
whatever be took out a roll or crisp
bills and said to me in French:
"Combien?" ("How much?"! which
1 understood was asking me tbe
amount 1 had been robbed of. 1 held
up one finger and said. "Mille francs,"
meaning that 1 bad bad l.UUO francs
in my pocketbook. My money hifd
been brand new, like tbe notes he beld
in bis hand, and 1 did not doubt they
were mine. 1 gathered that he pre
ferred to return my money rather than
have me call a guard at the next sta
tion and have him arrested. He count
ed the roll in his hand, and it amount
ed to exactly 1.000 francs. Then be
handed it to me. saying something in
French which I did not understand.
I was very glad to get my money
back at all and especially so easily.
When we reached the next station the
thief looked at me anxiously and on
seeing that 1 made no move to call any
one to arrest him drew a long sigh of
relief. This was the only stop we
made till we reached Berlin, and when
we rolled into tbe station and the
j, coach door was opened by the guard
the rascal jumped out and disappeared
in a great hurry.
1
My husband had secured a house in
the capital, had engaged servants and
had everything ready not only for our
•comfort, but to enable us to entertain
guests. Of course every one of the
diplomatic corps must do more or less
entertaining, and since 1 brought my
husband a fortune and we were abun
dantly able to bear the expense we
proposed to do our full share but, of
course. 1 must go through the prelim
inaries of being introduced at court.
All this had been attended to. and
I was a full fledged member of Berlin
society. The first important function
1 attended was a state ball at the pal
ace. 1 was standing talking to a lady
whose husband was a member of the
diplomatic corps when I saw the em
peror coming with a gentleman who
was bedizened with decorations, the
emperor laughing at something tbe lat
ter was telling him. When they came
near enough for me to distinguish their
features the marrow froze in my bones.
The man to whom the emperor was
listening was the thief who bad stolen,
then returned, my money. I shran'
away, but not In time. He saw n:c.
and the expression on his face denoted
as much surprise as mine did conster
nation. Then he said something to the
emperor, who looked at me with an ex-
presslon of amused surprise.
Calling to a lady standing near me.
the emperor and the thief talked to
iher. and it was evident that they were
talking about me. Then tbe three
approached me. and the lady, after
makiig tbe required presentation, tdld
me that the thief was Count Heln
rich Schmieden, one of tbe emperor's
most intimate friends. He had been
telling his majesty of bow a lady on a
train bad been robbed and bow be
rather than submit to arrest bad
paid over tbe amount stolen. Just as
be bad finished the story he espied me.
The matter was considered an ad
mirable joke by the emperor and. in
deed. by tbe count, who claimed that
he had paid me the money not so
much through fear of my having him
arrested as tbe inconvenience I would
be put to at not having any money for
expenses. 1 doubt«nl his gallantry, but
gave him credit for It The next morn
ing my husband sent him a check for
1,000 francs.
Tbe affair resulted In our receiving
considerable attention from one of the
most Influential men in Berlin..
CARPENTIEB WINS ON FOUL
Gunboat Smith Loses Fight In 8lxtH
Round.
London, July 17.—Georges Carpen
tier, the young French champion and
the only pugilist of premier rank
France ever contributed to the game,
was awarded the decision over Gun
boat Smith, the American fighter, on
a foul in the sixth round of the fast
est heavyweight fight Londoners havt
seen it snpny years.
Hail Insurance
Bovine Tuberculosis
Glandered Horses
Land Commissioner's fees
County Emergency
Immigration
State's Attorney's Contingent
Motor Vehicles
Redemption fund
Teachers Retirement fund
Totals
Beach State Bank
Golden Valley State Bank
Warrants carried
Overage
Assets of county in detail, close of businet, June 30, 1914
Cadi in all county funds $ 9,444.00
Court house furniture
1,900.00
Taxes outstanding
47,572.04
HELD IN
TRUST
Assessed Valuation for Prior Year, 1913
Value of farm lands $1,752,683.00
Value of city and village real estate 360,520.00
Value of personal property 647,790.00
Value of rail roads
347,505.00
Value of telegraph, telephone and express 13,687.00
Name of Funds
State General
State Bond Interest
State Bond Sinking
State Wolf Bounty
State Schools
State Apportionment
State Fines Collected by County
Farm Loan
Leasing of School Lands
Interest in sale of School Lands.
County General
County Road
County Bridge
Register of Deeds special salary.
Private Redemption
Teacher's Institute
Two Mill Tax
School Poll
School Districts
Civil Townships General
Civil townships delinquent road.
City and Village funds
Special salary fund
By DW1GHT NORWOOD
Sailing from London for America my
baggage was carried on board by a
steward. One of my pieces—a wicker
extension case—had no mark on it. but
finding one exactly like mine 1 carried
it to my stateroom.
I bad no occasion to look into this
case till we bad been out half the voy
age, or four days. When 1 did 1 met
with a surprise. It was tilled with
articles used by a woman. Uealiziug
that 1 bad changed baggage with some
one. 1 looked over tlie contents to dis
cover a name or something by which
I might return it to its owner and get
mine. Here again I met with a sur
prise. 1 found no mark, but came
upon numerous little boxes containing
jewels whic-h were evidently very val
uable. Here was a subject for a job
of thinking.
Had the lady placed the jewels there
merely to convey them, or did this
placing them in a frail and unlocked
receptacle Indicate that she intended
to smuggle them into AmericaV Had
they come into my possession through
an error, or was I to be used as the
smuggler? All the thinking 1 did on
the matter did not solve it. Tbe only
.thing 1 could do was to go to the pur
ser and If any one notified him of the
loss of a wicker extension case to let
me know. Tbe ship having been out
four days and no one having reported
such a loss, the Inference seemed to
cither that the lady, supposing that
she had her own case, had not exam
ined its contents or—well, the only
other supposition was that she would
use me for a purpose. 1 must await
developments.
Funds and Where Deposited
Currency in the hands of the treasurer $ 30.00
Gold and silver in the hands of the treasurer 1.60
Irregular cash items
5,154.25
Name of Depositories
The trip was a pleasant one to me.
for I made some agreeable acquaint
ances. There were a Mrs. Harbeson
and her daughter aboard, who sat a
great deal ou deck. A gentleman who
was with them at times I met in tbe
smoking room. We fell to bilking one
day about the run of tbe ship and
thus became acquainted. Passing the
ladies I have mentioned while be was
with them, he made a remark to me
which led to an Introduction to bis
friends. Tbe mother was quite cor
dial, but the daughter seemed a trifle
ill at ease. However, since she was a
pretty girl I labored to make myself
entertaining and succeeded in doing
away somewhat with her embarrass
mentor whatever it might be.
Farmers & Merchants Bank 3,986.11
First National Bank
3,916.36
Interstate Bank
2,512.79
Sentinel Butte State Bank
3,186.66
I was too circumspect to say a word
to any one about my find. I left tbe
jewels where tbey were In the case,
which I shoved under my berth. Not
knowing what trouble 1 might get into
in the matter. 1 preferred, if accused,
to be able to take any position that
might be for tbe best. But my inten
tion was to tell tbe truth.
The day before reaching port I con
cluded that I must take some action
with reference to the goods, which I
did not doubt bad either been stolen
or were to be smuggled, or both. and.
going to my stateroom and locking
the door. 1 pulled out the extension
case and llfteid the top. What was my
astonishment to see that it contained
my own belongings and did not con
tain any other property
There was a mystery Indeed How
the Jewels csiine into my possession
I did not know how they left uie I did
not know. I tut it was evident that
two exHianufs le«'i_ made* aui
Auditor and Treasurer's Annual Report of Golden Valley County, North Dakota
$58,916.04
ASSESSED VALUATION
$3,122,095.00
RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS IN THE COUNTY OF GOLDEN VALLEY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING
$ 176.26 $ 8,004.88 $ 6,181.14
5.87 381.78 387.65
5.87 381.19 387.0b
2.94 139.76 142.70
58.75 3,019.44 3,078.19
5.815.07 8,276.95 14,092.02
5.00 311.00 316.00
231.53 231.53
80.00 3,154.50 3,234.50
4,540.77 4,540.77
3,102.12 21,071.18 24,173.30
2,259.46 2,259.46
3,315.20 3,276.32 6,591.52
2,846.90 2,846.90
4,821.20 4,821.20
10.75 46.00 56.75
3,683.54 5,508.78 9,192.32
739.00 1,159.40 1,898.40
2,696.89 49,513.08 52,209.97
472.60 11,104.53 1 1,577.13
1,982.39 1,982.39
260.74 9,099.44 9,360.18
3,668.67 8,401.30 12,069.97
2,177.90 2,177.90
2.94 137.06 140.00
5.87 274.10 279.97
24.00 117.00 141.00
1,060.62 1,060.62
276.26 89.99 366.25
100.00
100.00
169.00 597.95 766.95
20.68 20.68
11.00 11.00
$24,677.34 $154,018.08 $178,695.42
*-l—Fifty dollars transferred from the General Fund to the Teacher's Institute fund in March, 1914, by Resolution of Commissioners.
*-1—Eighty dollars transferred from General Township balance to the Delinquent Road balance in November, 1913, as delinquent road fund had been carried
in with the Township General fund.
4,100.44
4,093.96
$26,982.1 7
4,999.17
.11
$21,982.89
the second one having been purposely
accomplisbed. It was evident that some
game was going on. But it seemed to
me now that I should never receive an
explanation of the incident. Neverthe
less I felt relieved that the property
had passed out of my possession. lu
deed, 1 bad about made up my mind
before leaving the ship to turn it over
to the purser.
Tlie Uarbesons, Mr. Etheridge. the
man who introduced me to them, and
I till made rapid progress in becoming
intimate and before reaching port
agreed that we should meet on the
evening of our arrival for dinner at a
certain uptown restaurant. We bid
each other goodby at the dock at noon,
and at 7, attired in dinner costume. I
met my friends in a private dining
room. I was received cordially, espe
cially by the ladies, and after getting
warmed up with wine Mrs. Harbeson
said to me:
"I have something to tell you pro
vided you will promise to take no ad
vantage of it."
I looked at her sharply, it struck
me at once that, she knew something
about my find on shipboard. I made
the required promise.
"My daughter and I." said the lady,
"have done a good deal of smuggling,
not for profit, but to save money ou
what we bring from abroad. We stop
ped at the same hotel as you in Lon
don. Believing that we were suspect
ed by a detective on the other side and
having some $20,000 worth of Jewels
to get through the New York customs
house free of duty, we were at our
wits' end.
"My daughter, passing along a cor
ridor. heard you order your Imggage
taken to the steamer. You left yrfur
room unlocked. She went in and saw
your wicker case. We had its dupli
cate. She put the jewels in ours, car
ried it to your room and took yours
away.
"On the ship we asked Mr. Etheridge
to bring you and introduce you that
we might the better keep track of one
who beld our property in trust, and It
was he who made the secoud exchange.
Having baffled the detective on tbe oth
er side, we knew how to fool the cus
toms men in New York."
HELPFUL HINTS
FOR HOUSEWIVES
Improved Metal Clothespin
With Double Clips.
Clothespins have been in use a great
many years without bringing out any
radical changes in their design, but it
Liabilities of county in detail, close of business June 30th, 1914
Warrant* not called for
Warrants registered and outstanding 45.61
Balance
58,392.38
Assessed Valuation for Current Year 1914
Value of farm lands- $ 1,561,1 72.00
Value of city and village real estate 297,318.00
Value of personal property 654,210.00
Value of coal reserves, lease sites, etc 38,344.00
Value of rail roads (estimated) 347,505.00
Value of telegraph, etc. (estimated) 13,687.00
hasvremained I'oT a Woman to fa'/iik
out a very notable improvement in the
shape of an article which is not only
more serviceable, being made of moial.
but being made with a douli!" clip so
that one pin will secure portions of
two pieces of wash at tbe s-nine time,
holding or releasing each without ref
erence to the other.
Boiled Ham, Southern Style.
After tlie ham has bevn subjected to
a soaking in soda water, a scouring
and scrulthing with a brush, rinsing
and scalding it is iinally ready to boil
after immersing in .-okl water and
bringing to the boiling point Half a
dozen of whole clows. a pod of red
pepper,
a dozen whole allspice, a few
grains of whole biack pepper, a young
onion and a stalk of celery all impart
their flavor to the water, although
some maintain that the onion and cel
ery spoil the other flavors. The liani
is left to cool in ils liquor after hav
ing been boiled unMl tender, and then,
sifter carefully trimming from it all
superfluous rind and fat. the southern
cook removes her ham to a great, deep
bowl, and around it she pours sound
claret or sweet cider until it reaches
halfway up the sides. Then the top of
the ham is stuck in lo/.enge pattern
with whole cloves, sprinkled thickly
with black and red pepper, rubbed over
with brown sugar and left to stand sev
eral hours, basting frequently with the
liquor in the bowl. The last process
is baking it in a huge linking pan. in
which the ham is set on a rack and
baked slowly from one to two hours,
according to the size, basting every fif
teen minutes and adding water as the
liquor cooks away.
Mustard Pickles.
One quart of small cucumbers one
quart of large cucumbers, sliced one
quart of green tomatoes, sliced one
quart of small button onions one large
cauliflower or cabbage, chopped, and
four green peppers, cut fiue. Make a
brine of four quarts of water and one
pint of salt, pour over the mixed vege
tables, and let stand over night Then
heat just enough to scald, pour Into
colander, and drain. Dressing: Mix
one cupful of flour, six tablespoonfuls
of dry mustard and one tablespoonfui
of turmeric with enough vinegar to
make a smooth paste, then add one
cupful of sugar and sufficient vinegar
to make two quarts in all cook mix
ture until thick and smooth, stirring
ali the time. Add vegetables and cook
until heated through, then seal in Jars.
"I see that a Chicago woman has
taught her dog to say 'mamma' and
'lemon.'"
"I don't believe It"
"Don't you believe it is possible for a
dog to speak such simple words?"
"It may be. but if the animal is
taught bf a woman he will say 'papa'
and 'lemon.' "—Chicago Iiecord-Herald.
Too Pol its For Words.
I
pu*ut-
lie—You refuse me and give no rea
son! You are cruel! She—No. pro
fessor, only kind.—Washington Star.
Payments
$ 8,097.47
383,31
382.72
141.24
3,045.51
9,043.90
316.00
231.53
3,234.50
4,463.97
22,713.47
1,667.60
2,965.65
2,119.96
4,821.20
57.80
5,600.93
1,351.00
50,088.12
11,050.30
1,840.45
8,938.16
11,268.99
2,177.90
138.54
277.06
141.00
10.69
143.56
$156,712.53
Date of last call for payment of warrants on General Fund, May 6, 1914.
Warrants issued today on County General Fund will be paid about Sept.
10, 1914.
State of North Dakota
ss.
County of Golden Valley
A. E. Swan, treasurer, and M. C. McCarthy, auditor of said county
being severally duly sworn on oath, say that the exhibits and statements
herein contained are correct as appears frcm the books in their respective
offices.
A. E. SWAN, Treasurer
m.
c.
MCCarthy, Auditor.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of August, 1914.
(SEiAL) M. H. NEWELL. Notary Public.
478.05
$58,916.04
$2,912,236.00
JUNE 30TH, 1914
Bal. June
$
30, 1914
83.67
4.34
4.34
1.46
32.68
5,048.12
76.80
1,409.83
591.86
3,625.87
726.94
48.95*-l
3,591.39
547.40
2,121.85
445.93*-2
222.84*-2
422.02
800.98
1.46
2.91
1,049.93
222.69
100.00
766.95
20.68
11.00
$21,982.89
The Body Found
At Intake
Twenty Miles Below iht: Scene
oi- Drowning and Was Recov
ered With Difficulty.
Following a search which was
continued almost incessantly for
nearly three days, the body of
Joseph Love, the Northern Pa
cific brakeman, who was drown
ed last Saturday shortly before
noon below the government dam
at Intake. It was recovered aft
er considerable difficulty brought
to the city, and, on account of
it«s condition, was interred that
evening. The story of the find
ing and recovery of i.? body
told by The Review's Intake
correspondent, as follows:
1
he body of Joseph Love,
who was drowned in the Yellow
stone river at Glendive while
swimming last Wednesday after
noon, floated over the dam at
Intake on Saturday, twenty miles
below the scene of drowning.
Every effort had been made
to find the body, using dynamite
freely, but to no effect.
On Thursday a heavy rain
above the city brought the wat
er up in the river about two feet
and it is thought that the rise dis
lodged the body
As the body floated over the
dam it was drawn back close to
the dam by the heavy back cur
rent, held there, and beaten back
and forth by the waves till it was
rescued in the afternoon.
After the body was discover
ed a big crowd gathered at the
river. A steel cable used to
ferry rock with which to repair
(he dam, spans the river at this
point. A basket large enough
to carry two men was construct
ed and suspended by a three
quarter inch rope from the steel
cable.
Oscar Reeves a fellow brake
Iman of the dead man and Wil
liam Harrison, employed in the
Midland lumber yards at Intake
volunteered to go out in the
basket and bring the body ashore.
The men were securely tied to
the basket for fear of accident.
After some difficulty in getting
the pulley to work on the cable
they were carried out over the
river near the dead man. They
seized the body with hooks tied
to a rope, and were dragging it
to shore when a hook caught on
a rock. The rope had to be cut
and the basket pulled in while
another rope was made ready.
After repeated attempts the
men succeeded in bringing the
body to shore.
The undertaker and coroner
were here to take the body to
Glendive for interment.
young life, and deep sympathy ia
The people regret the loss of a
felt for the home folks in a dis
tant state who mourn for the be
loved son so suddenly taken from
them.—Glendive Review.
arm
Ten years it is now that I have been making Farm Loans.
Nearly five years of that time in Beach.
Can a man carry on a successful business for that many years
and not be something more than an "air trust." Can He?
Could you be what you are to-day. could your farm or busi­
ness be what it is if you didn't have the "real goods" be
hind you?
If you want a loan come in and see me, any option you want
that is reasonable, and interest at lowest rates.
J. R. WATERS
Over the Golden Valley Bank, on the Corner and on the
Farm Security Company
Organized Capital $300,000
Main Office at 413-417 Northwestern Bank Bldg.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
Western Office, Beach, N. D.
Own and control 25,000 acres of Golden Valley land, all
which is for sale on easy terms, and at reasonable prices.
Handle Farm Loans of any size at reasonable rates, giving
annual payment privileges if desired.
I. H. CLAGGETT, Agent BEACH. N. DAK.
El E S
HARDWARE FURNITURE UNDERTAKING
Overstad & Hoverson
—in the—
OME TO US FOR
Anything
Building Line
Golden Valley Lumber Yard
A. R. THOMPSON, Hp.
Next week The Chronicle
will start a series of special fea
tures and reasons why Beach
should be made the permanent
county seat of Golden Valley
county. These will be of in
terest to advertisers. If inter
ested call and see the plan.
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