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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7. 1S96. SIMMOMSPV VREGULAT0R7 GOOD FOR EVERYBODY Almost everybody takes some laxative medicine to tle.mse the system and keep the HooJ pure. 'I hose who t.ike SslAtMONS LlVta lLGULATO (li.niiJ or powder) pet all the benefits of a mild and pleasant laxative and tonic that purities the blood end strengthens the whole svstem. And more than this: SIMMONS L'lVEK REGl LATOK regulates the Liver, keers it active and healthy, and when the Liver is In cood condition you find yourseif free from Malaria, Biliousness, IiiJigestiqn, Sick-rk-adache and Constipation, and rid of tiiat worn out and debilitated feeling. Thee are all caused by a sluggish Liver. Ciood digestion and freedom from stomach troubles will only be had when the liver h properly at work. If troubled with any -f thee complaints, try SIMMONS LIVER Pegclator. The Kim? of Liver Medi ;'.t;s, and Better than Hills. jteEVI-atY PACKACE-C-; tl vi Uio 56 Stamp In ntl on wrapper. J. II. Zcllln Co, riiUaw Vm. 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W lilt every 9 i order vc Five a wrlv ton HUurantM to ear or reiuna ine monrT. hold at tl.tm per box. boxes for 0S.O9. 98. umt cnraiuit coxrixi, oaiMi, ou. tela by T. U. TVjcaa, YOU HEED IT. EVER f VY. a.iJ i f yi3 " Von all recall the fact that I was clc in J'liilaikhihia," continued Mr. Mit lii l, "at the time of the Ali Baba fpstivul. I Hatter myself that that was tho most nrtixtic thing that I have done thi-onhnrit this wholo affair. Any one winU mn would have buen Eatisfiwl hut I was truly ill, yet, in point of fact, mycoofcli was brought on by dings administered to me by my physician at n;y express dosire, and for purposes v. hicli I liil e-p!aine(l to him. I gucss- d that I Lad been followed to Philadel- hia and took care that I should not be too closely watcucd, as Air. isarues nows. Yet I expected that after tho affair I.Ir. Eaiiies himself would come to Philadelphia to ee me, and my arti ficially pioduced illness was to baffle lii in. Lut I am anticipating events. Altor the train robbory the woman was murdered. By what teemed an odd chance sho was in tho sauio house where my wife then lived. I knew that I had bwn followed from tho theater to that houso oa the nif,'ht of tho murder. I knew that other circumstances pointed strongly to my f;uilt. Bat I had the ad- vantnuo over iho detective, for I knew ;t tiie man who had Etoleu tho jew els from the woman, not finding them when he returned to New Haven, must have been f urious. Judging tho woman by himself, ho wculd snppore that at least it was possible that she had taken them from the satchel hert elf. Then on that slim chance might ho not have re turned to the woman, and, admitting the theft of tho satchel, have endeavor ed to make her confess that the still had tho jewels? Fr.ilii:g in this, might he not either in a fit of anger or to pre vent her from 'peaching,' as they call it, bavo cut her throat?" Vou aro wrong there, Kr. Mitchel," sniil the detective. "Tho woman was killed while she slept. There was no struggle." "liven so, we can imagiuo tho sneak going into tl:e licnto ana Killing ner that l:o might search for the gems mi- fii.stnrl'rd, and alsj to rid himself of a i:oi:i'uiiiu for whom he no longer b::d a:iy need. At Ieat, that was ihe view that 1 tool; of it, and, moro than that, I felt convinced thiit I knew the man." At this moment Mr. Thanret nervous ly reached fortli his hand toward bis !ls-s of wine, but btloie ho could got it Mr. Barnes bad taken it up and rirained it t-i the bottom. Mr. Thanret seemed livid with wrr.th, ci:da dramat ic incident occurred, unobserved by the rest cf tho company. Mr. Tlrturet turn ed towr.rd Mr. Barnes and seemed on the point of making a demonstration. when that gciitleman jast tipped back his chair slightly, and lnr-auingly ex posed to the view of his neighbor tho gleaming barrel of a revolver, which he held in his hand below tho table. This only occupied a moment, and immedi ately afterward both men seemed, like tho others, simply interested listeners to the narrative When I say that I thonght that I knew tho man," continued Mr. Mitch' el, "I make a statement which it may interest yon to have me explain. In the first placo, I saw the fellow who bid the natchel at tho New Haven depot Still I obtained but a momentary glimpse of his face and would not Lavo been sure of identifying him. I will call yonr at tention now to tho fact that very slight incidents sometimes lead tho mind into a suspicion, which, followed up, may elucidate a mystery. Prior to the train robbery I had met a man at my club ono night, cr rather I had seu him playing a card game, and I conceived tho notion that tho fellow was cheating. "Within a few days of tho robbery I met this man again, on which occasion Mr. Barnes was present, and an inter esting conversation occurred. I was standing aside, pretending to be other wise engaged, but really puzzling over the f aeo of this man, which now seemed to me strikingly familiar. Of course I Lad seen him at tho club, yet despite mo there was an intuitive feeling that I bad seen him elsewhere also. In a mo ment I heard him admit that be bad been aboard of the train on the night of tho robbery, and that ho had been the firs: ono searched. Awhile later he of fered to wacer Mr. Barnes that various theories which had been advanced as to the thief's method of secreting tho jew els were all erroneous. This one remark satisfied me that the thief stood before me. I had not then beard of the mur der. Now it must be remembered that I was iusnared in tho meshes of circum stantial evidence myself, so that, be sides any duty that I might owe to so ciety, it became cf vital importance to to? own safety that I should be in n po- -V ... :n sitiou to prove tins man guiuy. iwm ed a rather bold plan. I made a friend of the fellow. I invited him to my room one nicht and then accused him of hav ii.o-ohfnfed at the card caine. He at first afsnraed a threatening attitude, bat I retained my composure and per haps startled him by proposing to form a partnership by which we could fleece the rich clubmen. I hinted to him that I really possessed less money than I am credited with, and that what I did have I had taken at the tables on the conti nect. He then admitted that he had a 'system,' and from that time we posed as good friends, though I do not think be ever fully trusted me. I learned from him that his partner in the game wnere I caught him cheating was en' ureiy innocent ana made bun promise not te flay with him again, for I had discovered that the dettives.Jud.beea CKrUTHAM'S SOKfc - told cf this game, and tnereforo knew that they would be watching both men when playing cards. I therefore pre ferred to be the partner myself npon such occasions. "Having somewhat won the fellow's confidence, I was ready for my great scheme in baffling the detective so that I might win my wager and at the same time entrap my suspect. I had conceiv ed tho Ali Eaba festival. I Fhowed Mr. Barnes cne day the ruby which I after ward presented to my wife. At the same time I told him that if he should come to the conclusion that I was innocent of the train robbeiy, he might as well re member that I would still have to com mit the crime as agreed upon. Then I arranged that the festival should occur on New Year's night, the very day on which my month would expire. I knew that all this would lead the detective to believe that I meant to rob my fiancee. a crime for which I might readily have escaped punishment, with her assist once. Thero ho misjudged me. I would not for treble tho sum have had her n a mo mixed up in such a transaction. She knew absolutely nothing of my in tentions : though being at that time in ignorance of tho details of the tram rob bery, I left her mind in a condition not to offer resistance to the thief, who she might snppose to be myself. Then, after laying my trap, at the last moment I baited it by asking my fiancee to wear the ruby pin in her hair. I went to Philadelphia, and feigned sickness. hen I eluded tho spy and came on my self. Mr. Barnes I supposed would be present, and I had arranged that if so ho would necessarily bo in one of the domincs of the Forty Thieves. I had in vited my suspect to assume the role of Ali Baba, but he shrewdly persuaded some ono else to take the costume, him self donning one of the Forty Thieves' dresses. This compelled me to go around speaking to every one so disguised, and to my satisfaction, by their voices, I discovered my man and also Mr. Barnes. In the final tableau Mr. Barnes, who evidently was watching Ali Baba, at tempted to get near him, and by chance was immediately behind my man. Fearing that he would interfere with my plans, I fell in just behind him. My design was to tempt the fellow to steal tho ruby, which, if he did, would satisfy at least myself, that my suspi cious were correct. It was perhaps a mad scheme, but it succeeded. I had so arranged that every ono should pass the snltan and make obeisance. In doin; this, as my fiancee was seated on the floor, tho ruby in her hair would be just at hand, and one who knew its high value could easily take it. I fully ex pected nJy man to do this, and I saw him gently withdraw it. Immediately Mr. Barnes stepped forward to seize him, but I held tho detective from be- hind, then threw bim into tho advanc ing crowd, and, in the confusion, escap ed from tho house. Mr. Mifcliel paused, and silence pre vailed. All felt, rather than knew, that a tragedy might be at baud. Mr. Thau- ret, however, in a moment said: Are yon not going to tell ns the name of this sneak thief?" No," quickly responded Mr. Mitch eL "But you r.re wrong to call my sus pect a sneak thief. If crime were a rec- oguized business, as gambling in Wall street is now considered, this man would be ccrnted 'a bold operator.' confess that I admire him for his cour age. But it would scarcely do for mo to mention his tame, when I am not in tho position to prove that bo is the gui;ty man. I thought you said that von saw him steal the rubv?" said Mr. Thanret. "I did, but as I myself had bcun sus peeled cf that my unsupported word would bo inadequate. Let me tell you what I have done m te matter since. The most important step forme perhaps was to prevent the sale of the gem This was not difficult, as it is known tho world ever. I warned all dealer; and let my iuau know that I had done so. rest, I wislied to delay a ocuoue ment until tonight, the time when my wager with Mr. Kandolph would be settled. I soon discovered that my ens- pect would not bo averse to a marriage with a rich American girl. Ho ques tioued me adroitlv as to the fortune which would come to my little sister in-law, and I replied in snch away tha I knew he would lie nd his energies that direction. Then I did that which perhaps I should not have done, bat felt myself master of the situation end able to control events. I made a wager with Dora that she would net remain unengaged until tonight, and I stipu lated that should she have offers she should neither accept nor reject a suit or. I also told her, though I declined to fully explain how, th.it she would ma terially assist me in winning my wa ger." This explains what Dora meant when she asked Mr. Kandolph if money would count with bim against her love. When she accepted the wager with Mr. Mitch el, she had been feeling resentful to ward Mr. Randolph, who, as long as he suspected his friend of the graver crimes, hesitated to become connected with bim by marriage. This made him less atten tive to Dora, so that she had not thonght of him as a suitor when making the bet When he declared himself, she rec ognized her predicament and was corre spondingly troubled, yet determined to win, and so acted as related. ' By .this time, though Mr. Mitchel had not mentioned the name of the criminal, several present knew to whom be was alluding. Mr. Randolph said impetuously : Then that explains" Here be stop ped, confused. 'Yes," said Mr. Mitchel, smiling. 'that explains everything that has per plexed yon. , Bo reconciled for the time yoa have t en made to wait, for you will now not only win the -lady, but will recover this check, for I must pass it over to her as a forfeit Gentlemen, shall we drink to the health and suc cess cf Mr. Kandolph?" This was done in silence. The guests felt a constraint. They knew that more was yet to come and anxiously waited for it. Mr. Mitchel continued : "Gentlemen, that ends my story, except that I en gaged Mr. Barnes to take up the threads of evidence which I gave him and to disentangle them if he could. Shall we hear hisrewirt?" TO BE CONTDTCED. J HALF 4 CENTURY AGO. IiUladcIptiia Oontlemen Drank In a Wt& to Astonish Their Descendants. Among Americans np to 1S53 the uro and abuse of strong drink were almost universal, but it certainly affected their health less injuriously than at the pres ent tiina. The worry and strain of mod ern business and social life shutter nerves now and lead to drain drinking to repair them. On tho contrary, most of the exoesses in the old times came after a solid dinner, ani three or four hours were spent in rest and convivial ity, but tho amount drank was enor mous. V.'hea tho enehango was com pleted, in 1S32, a dinner was given, and there was sumo apprehension that tho wine would run oat, and a well known broker on tho committee expressed his surprise, as tho company had not aver aged moro than three bottles apieca This would be thought a very large al lowance of strong Madeira in these times. In-1853 tho final audit of the accounts of tho United States bank was complet ed, and on behalf of the government James A. Bayard fef Delaware, John M. Mason and a Kentucky gentleman named Dukes appeared. It was a mere formality, as the mutter had been settled ten years before. John Young acted a3 clerk. The party met in tho northwest chamber of tho bank building now tho custom house at 11 o'clock. A bottle of brandy and six of Madeira were on the tablo, and after a short inspection of papers tho wiuc was opened, and by 1 o clocit was drank. Tho day was warm, and a bowl of bishop was order ed, and this was mado by tho servant with the brandy and a flask of Curacoa. This w;is drank, and the three com mitteemen went to dine with Charles J. Ingersoll abont 5 o'clock. They ref urned, bringing a friend. A dozen Madeira were at bund, and smoking, drinking and whist were in order until 12, when tho last bottlo was drank, and then Prosser, the cook, brought in cold ducks and a mighty lobster salad. A gallon bowl of brandy punch was mado as con ducive to digestion. A tumbler of this finished tho clerk, who went to sleep and was aroused at daybreak to drink a cup of coffee, and then all went down the steps and walked away in tho fresh morning air, none tho worse in appear ance from tho night's potations. It is apparent that in a life like this it was tho survival of the fittest The steady ones carried off tho honors, but gout, gravel and dropsy played havoc with the others, and these complaints were charged to port and Madeira by the doctors, r,ud so tho habit of drinking claret and light wines came into fashion. Gambling was almost univer.-xil, and many fort anes of old Philadclphiaiis dis appeared in this way. Philadelphia Times. Financial Affairs of France. The financial Fpecth of tho ex-Primo Minister M. Loubet, in tho senate, is to bo posted, by order of that house, ail over France. There are sumo statements in it worthy of consideration. Thus, tho national debt is set down at f 1, 200,000,- 000. It aL appears that tho difficulty cf making both ends meet has greatly in creased since M. Meiino seenred tho tri nniph of his system. The court of audits has discovered 211 irregularities in tho last budgetary account of money paitb By irregularities it means embezzle ments, set uown nncier tne ncad of "virc- ments." Among them figures the S00 spent on behalf of a minister for "cabs," and 040 a month for littlo de jeuners" ct Vbism'8, where a min ister of justico entertained his friends. Tho "vircments" at tho home office are set down at Go0, those of tho war of fice at 1,330, those of the colonial office at 2,090, those of tho public works of fice at 2,375. When M. de Freyciiiet was war minister, tho "viremcnts" of his department amounted to about 0, 000 a year. He, as minister of public works and war, swelled the national debt more than any one else in power since lhiers retirement The redeem abio loans were an expedient of M. de Freycinet to give employment to tho public works department London News. Some Points About Wills. Do you know that you cannot will away yonr body; that a clause in your will giving your body after death to any person or institution is not legally bind ing? Your executors cannot be forced to carry out your wishes, though they may do so through deference to your ex pressed prefei'cuces. It is also important to remember that three witness are needed in devising real estato instead of two, as in bequeathing personal property. "When a woman ,wilL she wiU, de pend on 't," says the proverb. Bet there ore so many sharp turns and short curves in the course cf the law that though a woman wills to will what she will, how sho will in nine cases out of ten she cannot make her will so that she wills what she will as she wills to will New York Press. BORROWINS TROUELE. ' Bow In Persons Make Factor! War Borden to Their Pastors. Several well known clergymen of this city were chatting together at the close of a ministerial gathering a few days ago, when one of them remarked that one of the hardest things Lo had to con tend with in his work as a pastor was the disposition of many members of bis church to borrow trouble, "I can nearly always find somo way to comfoit persons suffering from pres ent troubles, " said the minister, "but I am always discouraged when I find a paradiiouer worrying over some antici pated trouble that will probably never materialize." "That is my experience, too," remark ed another of the group, "and I had an amusing example of it in my own house not long ago. I went into my study aft er breakfast one morning and was as tonished to find ono tif the servants sit ting on the floor iu front of tho grate fire, crying and moaning as if her heart would break. " 'Why, Mary,' said I, 'what in tho world is the matter with you? " 'Oh, sir, she answered. 'I cot to thinking, sir boohoo ! that 6nppose I should get married, 'sir boohoo 1 and should have a line baby boy, sir boo hoo! and he should grow big enough to walk, sir boohoo and ho should get in front of a fire like this, sir boohuo Juoo! mid should fall into it and bo burned to death, sir, whatever would I do, 6ir, and how would I feel, sir,' and then tho tears and wails caiiio so fast she couldn't speak at alb '"Now," continued tho minister, "how cirold I comfort a person who bor rowed troublo liko that? I certainly couldn't do it trying to convince the girl she would never be married, mid so I simply mado no effort to console her. but told her to go to her room and stay there until sho had recovered her lost wits. " New York Herald. BROOM HANDLES. Interesting Information About an Indns- try of Considerable Magnitude Thero is but a small amount of wood m a broom, but bo many millions of these implements ai-o used every year that the consumption of wood for broom handles is a cousiderablo item. While it would have been almost impossible to sell a broom handle mado of heavy hard wood a few years ago, at present the re- verso is true. Tho manufacturer prefers hard wood because it does not renuiro so larse a bolt, can bo turned down smaller and yet retain sufficient strength and can bo ornamented mere cheaply and artistical ly. Ijroom swith hard wood handles sell moro readily and do not deteriorate in appeariaico liko the soft wood handles. Any kind of inexpensive hard wood, such as beech, birch, maplo or ash, makes acceptable handles, w hile springy woods like elms ato not salable, bo- canso ono essential of a good broom is a straight banulc Tho manufacture of broom handles can only bo. made profitable when the timber ran largely clear. In tho eastern state:, the timber waste ill making broom handles exceeds 00 per cent, whilo in tho southwest it is usually less than 25 per cent There aro four factories in Amsterdam, N. Y., one of which has a capacity of 1,200 finished brooms a day. Ibey use bard wood handles from tho south and west and get them for less than the bolts ready for the lathe can be f unnshed from native hardwood. Tho handles aro turned green and dried afterward. Tho large end on which the brush is wired must bo thoroughly dry, or tho broom will work loose. Tho diyingof the upper part of the handle is of less consequence, except in tho saving of Iieigiit Southern Lumberman. Aluminium. In obtaining alumina from clav, ? cording to Ileibling, supposing a clay of a known rtrength in Uio alumina, for each molecmo of the latter thero is in eorpfcrated with tho clay three molecules of ammonium sulphate and an almost eqtial weight cf neutral potassium eul pnute. uae molecule ot tho bitter is theoretically sufficient, aud tho wholo is well worked up mid made into hollow bricks, these to 1 baked at 20 degrees to 280 degrees. Tho ammonium sulphate is then deeouipa?cd into acid ammonium sulphate and ammouiacal gas, which may be collected in a condenser. The acid of tho ammonium sulphate is first thrown upon the neutral potassium sul phate, which becomes acid sulphate and the latter at this temperature, in presence of alumina and clay, is neu tralized by the alumina, forming doublo aluminium and potassium sulphate i. e., nlnnu The bricks aro then extracted by methodic lixiviaticn, and the silica may bo used for cement. Tho alum is freed from iron by recrystaUizatiou, and the solution may be treated for the pre cipitation of tho alumina by means of tho ammonia which has been distilled cIT. To obtain the alumina in a granu lated state it is spread out upon stages in a tower traversed from top to bottom by the hot moist ammonia obtained on baking the bricks. Long Sentences. Ex -Senator Evarts was given, in the preparation of his speeches and opin ; ions, to exceedingly long and involved , though perfectly lucid sentences. This gave rise to more or less jocular criti cism on tho part of the press. Some one mentioned it to Evarts one day. His eye twinkled as he said : "Yes, I know there aro two classes of people who ore vry much opposed to long sentences ; one is .telegraph operators, and tho other is criminals." Jand Tnea lie Went Borne. "llr. Stalatc," she murmured, "do yon remember when, in 1894, we Bat up to warcn me new year in? r "Yes," he replied rapturously, j "Well don t yon don't you'- "Don't I what?" ; "Don't yon think we are beginning rather early this year T ' Washington EUr. I - The Lovely mallncourt S: 'U r ' -1 1 BY Author of "Cherry Ripe," "Comin Thro' the Rye," "My Lady Grcensleeves," "Mind Jus tice, etc. Helen Mathers achieved of 20 by writing "Comin Thro' the Rye," a simple study of English family life that caught the English heart. That was about twenty years ago. Now Helen Mathers is one of the six English authoresses who can command practically what terms they want for their work, and she is as popular in Great Britain. Some years ago Miss Mathers married Henry Reeves, an eminent surgeon, but she still writes under her maiden name, and at her elegant home in Grosvenor street, London, she mingles in the fashionable society to faithfully portrayed in her novels. Helen Mathers latest novel, "THE LOVELY MALINCOURT," which is to be published in America simultaneously with its appearance in England, is a charming tale of English society; life, and withal a love story of surpassing power. It Gomes Right In the End . V So you need not worry unduly over the trials of that charming pair of lovers in our new Serial ; The Lovely Malincoart u ) 1 But the story of their true love's uneven course is so entertain ingly told that it is bound to interest and amuse you. HE LEU sfjATHEnS The famous novelist, is the author of this story. We have purchased the exclusive Serial rights in this territory. It 1 1 Begins in Next HELEN MATHERS fame at the ace America as in VlUartttJ Talking About " . The Lovely MailDCOurt The new Serial which is making as much of a sensation among our lady readers as its heroine did in London society. This is the latest novel of Helen Mathers The popular author of "Cherry Ripe," "Comin Thro' the Rye," 4 My Lady Green Sleeves," "Blind Justice," Etc. This Serial is particu r larly recommended to readers who Love a Love Story v THE ARGUS Saturday.