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THE KAUfjK: WhDXKSDAY, ,lAN'OR it, iiifll. A FAMOUS THIEF. An English PIckpooket Who WaB King of His Kind. He Established a Thieves' Trust In Eng land, of Which He Wat Pronl dent Imidenti of Ilia Career. The ex-king of pickpockets in Lon don, Mr. Joseph Wailey, has just died of pneumonia at the age of 83 years, 40 of which he spent from time to tun in jail. Like a grand old-time mon arch, he had several wives; at least seven are known to have constituted hia better half. His family, of course, was extremely numerous, but he didn't bother himself much about looking niter them. He was born at South ampton, and commenced to practice his profession at the age of ten. Hcj was then engaged almost exclusively in the handkerchief department, but, lie progressed rapidly, and was soon i promoted to the branch of jewelry and pocket-books. Vi'hen he was about 10 years old lie was president of the first pickpocket trust ever formed in Eng land. Mrs. Wailey, his mother, was a good and religious woman, and when her bad son, Joe, was sent to jail for the first time she died of grief. Joe cried bit terly over the loss of his mother, but soon dried his tears and resumed his old vocation. He became tired of Southampton and started for the cap ital. On his way to London he was at tacked by footpads. He pitched into them and killed one, but they finally sucoeeded in robbing him, and he ar rived in London penniless. Six months after his arrival there he found him self, as he said, "In comfortable cir cumstances." He had now the means of extending his operations, lie found ed and directed for several years a band of robbers in different lines, in eluding burglars, footpads, pickpock ets and sneak-thieves, that were the terror of the suburbs of London. Most of Wailey's companions were captured and sent to ji.il, but he for a long time managed to hide himself from the police. On one occasio he jumped into the Thames, and the morning papers came out the next day with an account of his suicide. Hut Wailey was an all-round athlete, and swimufing was one of his notable ac complishments. So he rcapeared at Cravesend, where he was the most suc cessful blackmailer on record. This new branch of his profession amused him most, because he did not know be fore he took it tip that there were so many fools in the world as there really are. What he termed his very simplest tricks brought him large rcvei.uen. The trust was extended until it had member in all the principal cities in England, and Wailey was still king, except during the interregnum that followed any one i f his numerous coll ections. At hii't, when he became rich, he began to think of retiring from business and livli g peaceably upon his ATALE f TWO NATIONS. .All iyl hard-earned money. ITis mind took a religious twist, prob ably an inheritance from his mother. One Sunday morning, while wandering through Victoria park, he noticed a large crowd gathered around a stand from which a colored man was preach ing. The colored man wns Celcstin Edwardy. With the old-time instinct of a pickpocket, Wailey at first thought he would work the crowd, but he simply worked his way near enough to the preacher to be able to listen to his words; and he did listen with the greatest attention. He became moved, and tears rolled down his cheeks. Then I nd there he confessed his sins no' f mall affair. Without speaking of his ' ephemeral transgressions, such as his seven or eight marriages, Wailey had amassed a fortune of 'about SIOO.OPO i by active practice in all the various branches of his profession. A lUiC OI 1 WO PSatlOHS Upon the question of restitution o1,mi1(1 1,P ro.1(1 1,v nVprv ! nked to his repentance the records are BUOl,m UL rulu iJ) -Lr silent. But at ull events he got re- OtlC WHO lias read Coin's ligion, and got it bad. as his pals used T?jnnpjqi c1,nn1 to say. He turned preacher, and was 1 l'UtU OUIOOI. considered one of the most eloquent TllC book CQH be Obtained among the lurid orators of the open- , , ., . nir religious meetings in London. He "'CC by any Subscriber to became as great a favorite among the JIK JJAGLK who paj'S a good and righteous as he had been , , l, among the bad and ungodly. A groat year's Subscription in ad throng attended his funeral, nnd in Vfim,e n ,..11 onpn flip that throng, by way of honoring the X dnu" 11 "m "VLU U1L dead, the pickpockets were present CyC8 of thousands wllO are actively. London Letter. I . , , ... ., , unacquainted with the par- A party cf young people sat on the tlClllarB Concerning the de porch one evening last summer and mOtlCtization of silver. rtnuspd IhcmselvpH hv irv'mtv ii Lili n dragon-fly that was durting about in! Send ill )'Olir BUbsCfip- Iflt; Inde frequent swoops in the' tQn toJa vicinity of their heads, when they all; J SILVER'S CHAMPION. ,i i i . inaue a great auo, as tnougn some ven omous creature were after them. The! dragon-fly is in reality a most useful! creature, and w here it abounds mos ouitoes and flics are relentlessly mir. sued. It would be a good idea if tU. HOCK Y MOUNTAIN NEWS ineniiiy ncipers could be Domesticated, Till for w hen one can capture a dragon-fly and offer hiin a common house-fly he seizes it with the utmost greediness and devours it in an Instant. The lady bird Is often killed by those who are not aware what a voracious ('evourcr of In sects it Is. The lady-bird Industriously hunts for the eggs and young of insect's that live on the under side of leaves. N. Y. Ledger. How ol mn Dornjrm KntubLlied J HSU. TKUMH OK SUHSKII'TIOX. (IX APVAXCK.) DAILY. One ymir. 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