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WHAT IS LIFET To at, to drink, to strive for fame, To lay up heaps of gold ; To pamper self, to tor with shame From youth till we are old ; To tread the humdrum life of trade, With disappointments rife; Now tilled with lojw, and now dismayed Oh! tell me, is this life ? An! no; 'tis but the grosser part A fraction of the whole; The life which satisfies the heart Is centred in the son). There lie the sanctities that chasa Away dark error's mist ; That fill us with an inward grace, And fit us to exist. De-p in the sonl love rears his throne; There trch and faith abide; And where thpy rule, ill is unknown, And life is glorified. The outer world, though fair to see, Is full of hate and strife; And, oh! how wretched must he be Who has no inner life 1 Francis S. Smith. THE JUDGE'S DOUBLE A CABXIVAIi INCIDENT. "Dear papa," said Judge Laurence's pretty daughter, dropping a letter upon the breakfast-table, " good news ! Cou sin Nelly is coming from New York to spend the winter with us. " Glad to hear it, my dear," the judge aasTemt, as lie broke Jus eg" into tumbler. " We must do w hat w e can to make her nstt a pleasant one." " That settles it. We must go to the carnival, said Jettv, promptly. Her father burst out laughing. Ever since the papers had announced the gran, event .L-tty iiiki given him no peace. " Go to the Montreal Carnival we must and tfiall," she had asserted at least a hundred times, for her powers of persistence were strong, and her father was. very indulgent: and though he de murred at present, she felt confident of victory. But this sudden visit of Cousin Nelly, his favorite brother's child, was a trump card in her hand. Letty played u ana won. " Now, dear Aunt Bonar," cried the two .Misses Jjaurence together, " do tell us how Charlie is going to dress at the jvtns. ore just dying to know, be cause everybody says it's a dead secret. " "One at a time, please, girls," en treated their aunt evasively. "Nellv, you're looking splendid. I haven't seen you since you were ten years old." " When everybody said I wws the ugly duckling," retorted that voung lady. "But all's well that ends well," said Mrs. Bonar, with an approving glance at the pretty shaker. ."Now, girls, you must stay to t a. Run up-stairs and take your things off." " How can we, Aunt Bonar, when we are going to the ball at the Windsor to-night ? " "I sha'n't let yon off on that plea. Why, I havea't seen Nelly for ten years. lou can leave here farly, m time to dress, and Charlie shall take you home." So it was settled. The two girls tripped up stairs. Lettv, used to the house, led the way. dark, and inside their aunt s chamber both sat down on a lounge, and, as is the way with girls on the eve of a ball, I gossipped for f .illy half an hour. j "How dreadfully dark it is ! " cried ! Letiy at last, "Light the gas, Nelly. " I A I'l 14LC7 llLtUllillCO rij-ij Will M Nelly compiiea. one had ner bacK j wu.-rwmr.iu i" o.iiuiiiug ictn, j tall pier-glass, when she suddenly saw Letty "s face in the mirror. The terror in it horrified Nelly, she turned quickly round. Letty uttered a pierceing shriek; then Nelly, looking past her, saw the reason. A man was standing by the wardrobe, tall and perfectly motionless; his hat came down almost to his neck; his face list have been she could not see. He must in the room all the time indeed, even before they entered it. Of course he was a burglar I Jjetty still screamed, and fled wildly; but Nelly gravely stood j her ground. The absolute stillness of j the fellow nilea ner wun a sense 01 dread. Olieying a sudden impulse, she ran up and shook his arm violently. A strange rustling ensued. OlF fell the hat, and the brazen bust of Milton was revealed beneath. Quick-witted Nelly comprehended the situation at a glance, and her aunt and cousin, rushing in to gether a moment later, found her in fits of laughter. "It's a straw man, Letty," she gasped, that Charlie's put here to frighten us." "Oh, no, indeed," protested Charlie's mother; he's not so 1 ad as that. I for got he was here. It is Charley's skating get up for the masquerade, at the Victo ria Rink." And now that the cat was out of the bag, their aunt took great pride in show ing them this evidence of her lieloved son's ingenuity. The youth of Montre al endeavor to out-Herod Herod, at these fancy-dress skating entertainments. The ladies blaze in radiant attire and quaint disguise, and many a gallant fel lows in their train ; but proudly high swells the heart of that youth who can sport the supremely grotesque." Young. Bonar had won this distinc tion. On the back of his straw-man he sailed round the Rink, light of heart and light of heel, the cvnosure of every eye. Many an on-looker mistook the Btraw-man for a real one, as he appeared to toil wearily by; and many comments from the crowd, pitying his fatigue, were heard by the Misses Lauranee, and poured into Charlie's delighted ears. But this was two days later. "And what does he call the dress?" cried Letty, grown suddenly brave, "and what is this lelt for, I wonder?" "That is to fasten the man to him, and he is down on the Entrance-list as 'Man on Original Hobby-horse,' " re plied Mrs. Bonnr. "He ought to go as 'some mute in glorious Milton,'" quoted Nelly, laugh ing. "That bust is to funny, sewed on to such a figure." At the tea-table Charlie failed to ap pea, but a maid brought in a note that had been left. Mrs. Bonar read it, and said, with some disappointment: "What a pity, girls, Charlie can't re turn till late. He has sent to say he has been put on the committee of the Tuque Bleu Toboganning Club,' and he will have to take visitors down the ' Slide' all the evening. I shall have to I send you back in a cab." "Never mind." Letty said. "Papa ! told me to be sure to bring buck his 1 silver-fox coat and cape hn bat he left here ! yesterday. The thaw did not last long, and now ne need them again. But how paint the girls' chagrin when not a cab was to lie found on the stand '. Mrs. Bonar sent her maid four streets off to get one, but she returned unsuc cessful. As to the horse-turs, each one that passed was crammed like a lxx of sardines nay, more, men were hanging on the rails behind. To such straits are the citizens of Montreal reduced in Car nival time. Letty was almost in tears; Nelly sat Btill in silent desperation; Mrs. Bonar wruTjg her hands. "Whatever !aU we do if we don't get a cab ? You ought to be dressing for the ball. Oh, if I could only get a man to send home with you f" Nelly sprang up suddenly. "And so you can, auntie l" she cried, With a laugh of inspiration; " Charlie' ftraie-man, of course." VOL. XVII. NO. Mre. Bonar looked bewildered, then remonstrated feeblv as Nelly proceeded to carry out her itesign; but the kind soul would have been almost as disap pointed as the girls themselves had they missed the ball. As to Nelly, she argued away all objections, whilst she attired our fnend in her uncle s can and coat, ;ind fastened a walking-stick to his niit ten. "Now, Letty, take the other arm ! she cried: "and. auntie, stand inst there and tell us if he don't look the image of uneie. Against her w ill Mrs. Bonar lunched. She could not deny it, but was loath to countenance such a freak. Thev were now in high spirits, and carried their & . . v uown siairs wun ease. "The iudere is as lisrht as a feather !' cried Nelly, gleefully. We can hold him all the way home, and never cret a bit tired. We can pro alonsr the side streets, which (excuse me for saying so, auntie) are Dadly lighted, and no one will know the dear old man isn't quite himself. "Nelly!" cried Mrs. Bonar, rather scandalized. So the girls sallied forth with their doughty protector, and all went merrily at wilt two-thirds of the way: but good deal of alarm they both felt before they reached . their lodsrinss. jjie: were situated in a very quiet street, and shortly after turning the corner, the girls heard footsteps behind them; a man was seen approavdiuig them. And now what alarmed the two was the stranare conduct of the newcomer. He came up rapidly, as if about to greet them; but just at this point the sham judge stumbled badlv, and the girls had as much as they could do to keep him in an erect position. The street led up the hill; the pavement was covered with ie, which, Nelly especially found difficult to walk on. Ihe judge s arm to which she clung, aJas, could afford no assistance; further, the effort to keep him straight heightened the embarrassing situation "Oh, Nelly," whispered Letty, in ter ror again, "some one is following us, Nelly had known it for the last five minutes. If she had onlv known, like wise, they were being looked after by friend, possiblv she might have been easier in her mind, but probably not For Miss Nelly, with all her love of fun, would not have relished being laughed at, especially by Harry Hill. lit, poor fellow, muttered under his breath, that those ixor girls were in a deucedly awkward situation; and who would have thought it of the judge ? Up the long street toiled the cousins, in mortal terror, with thoee steady, dog ging footsteps ever behind. Twice they crossed the road, and a stealthy figure as he thought, unobserved) followed them. "Oh," sobbed Letty, softly, "I don't think the hall is worth it. Let us go into the first house, Nellie. "ith this dummy V whispered Nelly; "people would think us lunatics. Courage, Letty. We're nearly home." Oh the glad relief to get up the famil iar steps, and smuggle their escort into their wardrobe ! Then both sat down and Nelly had to do her utmost to keep Letty from going into hysterics. But both went to the ball soon after, in high feather, ns pretty a couple as any one could wish to we: and Nellv. ! w altzing with Harry Hill never dreamed ! Alas that he should i. :i.i.i 1...,- .i;a,..i only the half of it ! Again, at the masquerade, when the girls sat in the Directors' Gallery, and looked down on that gleaming ex pause of ice below, with its glittering f eyer lan(1 det.ketl out in bery 0j costume that rivaled rovattr, they singled out young Bonar and his gro tes-iue conitmniou; they looked at the judge standing behind them in his 1 silver-fox coat, all unconscious of the liberties so lately taken with that handsome garment; they laughed into each others eyes, did these tw o naughty cousins, and made young Hill furiously jealous by the whisier of Charlie Bouar's name 0Uli something alxnit "a friend in need being a menu indeed. "Haven't we lind a lovely time?" anJ th ,-1, dolefully prepar.d t t -' , "That we have," assented Nelly, heartily. "But, Letty, even toboggan ing was not as exciting as you know our secret." Judge Lauranee was due at the town hall at ten o'clock one morning. A select committee had been awaiting him there for some time; but still he came not. Upon the faces of the committee men were varied expressions of embar rassment, chagrin, indignation, and even amusement. The judge had been nominated as the temperance candidate by the Prohibition party in the coming election. A grateful county had at last recognized his sterling worth, and Par liament, it was confidently affirmed, would shortly fling wide her portals to welcome an able statesman. There was a solid vote for Laurence right through his county. Why, then, this absence of warmth, these alien glances, as the judge at last strode in ? Sure not that trifling delay of five minutes, which he so amply apologized. for for "Hang itl gentlemen!" cried the judge, who was easily pnt out. "what's the matter with you all t" "It's a very painful duty we have to perform," began a thin old man, with a sad countenance. "Well, be qnick aliout it, then," said the judge, very sensibly. There was a dead silence. "It's a lynching case, ierhaps?" said the judge, with sarcasm. "Look here, Lauranee," saidanother, suddenly, a great personal friend of the jndge's, "we want you to retire. After all that's happened we can't send you up as a temperance representative." To this speech, hurriedly uttered, came a strong chorus of support "No, indeed, we can't now, you know." In cases of real emergency the judge often kept his temper. He now looked round npon the group with undisguised amazement. "You must be good enough to explain yourselves, gentlemen," he said. Another dead silence. At last a mem ber blurted out: "Judge, we don't want to hurt your feelings, but we can't have a man who's given to drink to represent u." "I don't know what you mean to in sinuate," said the judge, coldly, "but I think every one present luiows I haven't tasted a drop of liquor for the last twenty years; though from principle only, not having been 'given to thinking' prmously, "Come now, judge, draw it mild, pleaded the sad-fuced man. "Sir!" thundered Lauranee. "Judge! judge!" repeated the last speaker, sorrowfully, "you've a forfeited our confidence and respect already, you're a-forfeiting it agen." "I demand an instant explanation," said Laurence, hastily, looking round the circle. "WelL then," said another member, stopping forward, "you shall have it, plain and unvarnished. You were taken to your lodgings in Montreal, during the late Carnival, in a disgraceful state of intoxication." "It's a lie!" shouted the judge, and looking up suddenly, saw his niece standing at the open door of the committee-room. He waved her back and she vanished immediately. "Nvw then," tried tho judge, looking NEWS 7. very war-like, "where's the author of this scandal ?" Then he turned suddenly pale, as Harry Hill stepped forward. Hill ! al most his pretty Nellie's affianced hus band. "Sir," said the young man, with vis ible emotion, "I solemnly declare I nev er meant to betray you." The judge looked thunderstruck, and this was taken as overwhelming proof of his guilt. "I was so sorry alout it," faltered the youngmaii, "that I took Bonar into my confidence. I thought we were entirely alone; I never dreamed our conversa tion would be overheard." "It's a lie," repeated the j'udge. "It was someone else you saw. What made you think it was me " "No one could mistake your fur coat," crie.I several voices. "Pshaw," said the judge, shortly, "You must bring better evidence, or I'll sue every one of you for libel. " - "No one could mistake the Misses Lanrance," said the judge's friend, in a low tone. "What the deuce do you nienn," shouted the judge. "Why, they were supporting you on each side !" cried some one, with brntal candor. "I think that's conclusive." To picture the judge's expression of mingled iucredulity and fury were well worthy of a master painter ; but ere he could reply, lo ! there again stood Nelly in the door-way, graspiug by the arm a man who had the impudence to le wearing his own pet overcoat, whilst Letty stood on the other side. "Here is the real culprit," cried Nel ly's clear voice. Ihe girls advanced into the room, pushing their companion gently laack ward. Again the judges temper got the lietter of him. This, doubtless, was the imposter for whose offense he had berai so lately arraignel. His wrath fairly blazed. Striding forward, he caught hold of the collar of his own coat, ex claiming, as he shook it furiously : "luru round, you rascal ! aud let mo see your brazen fa?e." Vill the on-lookers ever foroget the picture ? OH fell the liar, as on a previous occa sion, and the judge stood glaring upon the bust of Milton, which he held up in one astonished hand, while round the shoulders still hung the silver-fox coat. His savage onslaught had severed the head, and the luckless body, oozing straw, lay prone upon the floor. Nelly s explanations were drowned in a roar of laughter that shook the build ing, and that young scape-grace, Bonar, who had followed the girls, stood grin ning with delight. "Just arrived in the nick of time, eh, cousins V he was saying. "I brought my man along to skate with and create laugh in your town; but, great Scott, X didn t count on such a triumph V !Need we say the judge won his election ? Frank Leslie. A Famous Colored Detective. James W. Reed, Piukerton's colored detective, is dead. It is a fact not gen erally known, even in Chicago, that one of the shrewdest and keenest operatives in the TnrHV4M Fiofcwton f AHtionnl letexmve gom 1 ilmmj, iln inn mmn years was a colored man. Yet Reed en joyed that distinction. Ho w as in some respects a remarkable man. Boru in Alabama of slave par ents, he escaped the hardships of a life of bondage by the emancipation of the slaves before he was old enough to fully appreciate the condition of his race. He was early deprived of his parents and lived for a number of years with a Kentucky family before he finally cut loose from his moorings and drifted northward. The circumstances of his first meeting with Allan Piitkerton are not distinctly remembered by his friends, but it oc curred at the time of the big strike in the Braidw ood mines early in the seven ties. Great difficulty was experienced in securing men to fill the places of the strikers. Reed appeared on the scene and suggested that a sufficient numlier of colored men might be obtained from the South. The result was that Reed himself was sent down South to recruit the colored men, and he fufilled his mission perfectly, at the same time con ducting the affair with such discretion that the strikers were kept utterly in the dark as to what was going on until the work was completed and the new men in their places. Mr. Pinkerton took a fancy to Reed and employed him. He did valuable work in securing information during the Braidwood strike, and in many opera tions afterwards proved himself to be possessed of remarkable detective abili ty. He often surprised his superiors w ith shrewd suggestions in the forming of plans to trap a criminal, and in many cases kis suggestions were adopted and successfully carried out. It has been said of him that he was never at a loss for means to obtain the information he was sent after, and many stories are told of .his cunning devices to gain ad mission to places where, under ordinary circumstances, he would have been ta booed on account of his color. Tlie brunch of detective work in which he particularly excelled was that of a "shadow." It was the boast of the elder Mr. Pinkerton that Reed had no equal in this or any other country in the art of "shadowing!" A man who suspects that he is being followed und watched can generally contrive to pick out the person who is dogging his footsteps, but it was never so when Reed was on tho trail, and he was never known to be discovered or to lose sight of his man. Reed's death was caucd by Bright's disease. He was under forty years of age. Chicago Times, A Baby and a Locomotive. Little Jennie Hadfield, a two-year-old daughter of Thomas Hadfield, was re cently confined to bed at her home in Riverside avenue, near Patersou, N. J., with a pretty bad cut on her head, but ctherwise uninjured, and not in the least disturbod by the recollection of her encounter with a train about a hundred yards lielow the Riverside sta tion on the Erie Railroad. The baby had wandered to the track while Mrs. Hadfield, who has ton other children, was busy. She was sitting playing with lobbies on the ties when the engineer saw her, whistled "down brakes," and tried to stop his locomotive. The child stared wide eyed at the monster as it swept down upon her, but did not move. The cowcatcher lifted her from the track, carried her a short distance, and threw her on an embankment. When picked up she was scieaming lustily for' her mamma, but a stick of candy, given to her by one of the passengers, quieted her cries. New Ytn-k Sun. Napoleon Trapped into a Promotion. One of NajKileon's veterans, who sur vived his master many years, was wont to recount, with great glee, how he had once picked up the emperor's cocked hat at a review, when the latter, not no ticing that he was a private, said, care lessly: "Thank you, captain." "In what regiment, sire?" instantly asked the ready-witted soldier. Napoleon, per ceiving his mistake, answered, with a smile: "In my Guard, for I see you kuow how to be prompt." The newly made officer received his commission next morning. MOKMSVILLE AND HYDE PAKK, VERMONT, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1889. THE JOKERS' BUDGET. JESTS AND YARNS MEN OF THE BY FUNNY PRESS. Interested The Directors Are Falsehood Defined Knew. How He THE DIRECTORS ARB INTERESTED. Passenger How many times a day do you stop fpfc refreshments on this road ? Conductor Six times. "Why, that's a good many, isn't it?" "Perhaps so; but, you see, a number of the directors of the road are interested in a company that manufactures a pat ent medicine for dyspepsia." Tonkers Statetman. FALSEHOOD DEFINED. A little five-year-old daughter of John T. Monk, of Randolph County, was reading aloud to he:' mother a few days ago. Iu the course of her reading she came to the word "falsehood." Having pronounced the word, her mother asked her if she knew what falsehood was. "Yes, mamma," she replied, "it is a nightcap." Macon Telegram. HOW HT3 KNEW. Men-it Nice smoking jacket, that. Kind of your wife to make it for you. Young' Husband Why, how do you know my wife made it for me ? Merritt I notice that the buttons are sewed down the wrong side. Woman's Worll. IT HAS BEACHED THE PACIFIC. Fiji Islander He, ho! He, he! Quick, Matesi ? I've caught a missionary. Second Islander (running up and ex amining the game) We'erin great luck. Yum, yum ! "Wiiat'll we do with him?" "Put him in the soup." Chicago Her ald. THE EIGHT PLACE. j Sick man Is this the Westend San itarium ? New Girl (mystified) This is Dr. Blank's house. "Yes, but doesn't he take sick people to nurse sometimes '." "O ! Maybe he does. There's two or three skeletons in the back office." ritili. Record. AN ACCOMPLISHED TRAMP. First Tramp Hello, paid, you look as if you'd been in clover. Second Tramp I was been six months in Chicago. "I most starved there." "I didn't. I can beg in ninety-three languages." Neto York Weekly. SOMETHING NEW. Philadelphian Anything new in New York ? New Yorker (brusquely) Of course, sir; there is always something new in New York. "Well, what is new now ?" "Urn er let me see pneumonia." Phila. llccord. bkat, srrAV or nnowjr. Smith I Jmi't know, but sometimes . 'I'd' just about as lief die ns not. It! would save me a mighty lot of worry, and I'd never be bothered with bills from the grocer, the butcher or the coal dealer. Brown Especially the coal dealer. Boston l'rancript. NECESSARY TO SUCCESS. Bagley I want a little advice. My friends tell nie to adopt literature as a means of livelihood. What is the most necessary thing to do first I Editor Get somelxxly to give you a good big bank account. Judge. A MATTER OF TENSE. "My dear;" said Mr. Ruggles, "did you say this was a tenderloin steak?" "Yes." "Well, my dear, maybe it tea." And the accent on the "was" was so strong that Mrs. Ruggles dissolved into tears. Bazar. A STRONG DRAUGHT. Friend (to actor) I am glad to see, Jim, that you are getting along so well. Actor (proudly) Yes, I've ris-en some what in my profession, and I think that I can draw pretty well now anywhere. Friend That's good, Jim. Let's go down to the bank and see if you can draw the ten-dollar bill you owe me. Bazar. AT A CAFE. Bose Let's see. We've ordered Irish' potatoes, haven't we? What can we have to match them '! Emily Ah, yes ! Waiter, a pat of butter, please. Burlington Free Prem, CAPABLE OF LEARNING. Smith Got a ten handy, Smythe ? Here's that confounded sheriff with a warrant for my arrest for a bill of just $9.89. Smythe (coldly) I have, but you don't get it. Ten minutes after you worked that sheriff racket on me last I saw you and the sheriff drinking wine together. Excuse me, this time, please. Philadelphia Inquirer. A SUGGESTION. "I owe a frightful lot of money. I don't see how on earth I can ever pay." "Why don't you borrow enough to settle with your creditors, and then bturt clear '" Bavar. HOW HE LOST TIME. Pedestrian B-b-boy, can you t-t-tell me how f-f-far it is to the io-po-post-office ? Newsboy What d'ye say, mister? Pedestrian I-I-reckon you-you heard me. How f-far is it to thepo-post-office? Newsboy Only half a block, mister. If you hadn't a stopped me to ask yJu'd a-been tliere a ready. Life. CURIOSITIES OF LAW. Meek-looking man What's the mat tar, my good man ! Irate stranger I'm going to have that woman arrested. She inveigled a dollar out of ue on faise pretenses. ,Can yon mest a woman for that?" "Yes, siree!" "My! my! Law is a curious thing. Why a regular finy of a woman inveigled me into marrying her, by false pretenses pretended she was an angel and the law not only won't let me arrest her, but makes me sujiport her." Neio York Weekly. COMFORT. "Poor John ho was a kind and for bearing husband," sobbed John's widow on her return from the funeral. "Yes," said a sympathizing neighlior. i "but it is all for the best. You must ! try to comfort yourself, my dear, with the thought that your husband is at peace at last." Chambers' Journal. TOO HIGH FOR HIS TASTE. Ciistomer How much are your straw berries ? Dealer Five dollars a quart. Customer Are they fresh and swoet ? Dealer Indeed! 1 couldn't say, "I can't afford to sample them; but they smell good. Boston Heacon. ( HANGED HER TUNE. "Who is that little monster " "That's my daughter, niadame," "Ah! ah! the swevt creature," AND CHOPS IN TROUBLE. Jings Chops is all broke up. The sheriff has just seized his meat market. Jangs Is that so? I saw him this morning, and I thought he looked as if he d lost flesh. Lomli Citizen. HIS SPEECH PREPARED. Westerner (in Philadelphia gun store) Sure tins is the best gun ye have; Dealor That is the finest revolver made, sir; the very latest patent. "Self -cocker.'" "Yes, sir." "Forty-five calaber, js it2" "Yes, sir." i "Think tho barrel's long enough?" "Plenty." "Shoot to kill, eh?" "Undoubtedly. Do you expect to go liear hunting; or is an .Indian war like ly-?" "Oh, no. I ain't no frontiersman ain't. I live in PraiH City; but we expect to have a little'fiyaitint soon about a site fer a new p.-wffiee." Phil adelphia Record. SUSPICIOUS PAT, Mr. Hardup What would you Pat, if I gave a-ou a ten dollar bill ? do. Pat I'd look at it pretty sharp to see if it was a counterfeit. AN INFANTILE TERROR. Little Emily, five years old, is a great favorite in spite of her incorrigible free dom of expression. The other day she had been on a visit with her mother at a friend's, and had remained at dinnor, At the table she had amused the family, with the possible exception of its elderly and serious head, by occasional remarks. As the meal was drawing to an end the hostess remarked : "Emily, wouldn't you like to stay here all the time, and be our littlo Kirl?" Emily looked up, pointed her finger at the head of the family, aud exclaimed, contemptuously: "What ! And have him for a father ?" Boston Transcript. CLEANED AND l'nESSED. Oil ! lovely now the dn.v grow, Ami the Dowers in woodland ways blow, And the sun grows warmer daily, and wc seek no more the Ktove. And the air makes every pulse stir, And discarded is the ulster. And the eoat we wore last fall comes mighty handy now. by Jove! Boston Courier, A THOUGHT. ' Lives of pools oft remind ns. We enn make uur lives suhlinie, Jf we only leave behind ns Not one vestige of a rhyme. . Bazar, THOUGHT HE SAW A DIFFERENCE. "Maria, do you remember that fine dinner you got up all by yourself on the day I asked you to be mine?" "Yes, indeed, George !" "Everything was splendid." "I am sure it was." "Ah, I wish your mother was living with us now, Maria !" Puck. DON'T GIVE IT A WAT. At a Big Hotel (Guest) Don't put on any of your top-lofty airs with me, sir, or I shall be obliged to take you down a peg. You don't know who- I cm, dc you f " ' s-4 - Clerk No, sir, mid I du't c;ire a con tinental rap who you are. "My name is jueksou. I'm the dia mond expert." . . Clerk (who wears a brilliant imita tion stone) Ah, yes, I beg your pardon, Mr. Jackson. Certainly. can move; you down to the parlor floor and give you an elegant front room. Don't say anything about this "spark", of mine, will you ? Chicago Herald. VERY SEASONABLE. "What do you call this act?" said tlw bass singer to the acrobat. "Oh.that's merely a backward spring-,' answered the acrobat. "Ah !" said th bass singer; "if 1 should try it there 'd be an early fall, chl Let's go and have a summer." "A what?" "A summer; more thau one swallow, you know." i': And then, as the Irishman said, thej winter away together Puck. Our Animal Industry. From the report of the Statistician o the Agricultural Department for 1888 ij appears that the increaHed attention to horse breeding noticeable in past years still continues, stimulated no doubt to some extent by tho low value of cattle. There is also an improvement in quality ns well as an increase in numbers, and the large English and French breeds are jiopular and in demand for draught horses. In the Territories horses nr found to be thrifty nnd profitable stock for the range, and the establishment ol horse ranches has increased their num bers. The total increase appears to be nearly ha'.f a million, of which tha heaviest ratios are in the Territories and in Texas, Kansas and Nebraska. There has been a slight increase in mules, and the numbers of cattle of all kinds exceed the estimate of last year by more than a million. There appears to lie a slight furthei reduction in the number of sheep, but there are evidences of reassur ance in the future of sheep husband ry, and already in some sections a slight increase is perceptible. In the number of swine there is a marked increase, am ple for a meat supply and to aid in the consumption of the. large corn crop ol the past 3-enr. On the whole the values of farm ani mals, ns reported by correspondents; are but littlo changed from the return of January, 1888, but for. the period be ginning with 1880 the changes in the relative values of the different classes have been very marked. Since that year the increase in the value of horses per head lias been 31 per cent., and in mules nearly 30 per cent. Oxen and other cattle show an increase of C pei cent. Sheep alone show a decline in value during the ten-year period, begin ninsr in 1880 with S2.21 per head, and averaging now $2.13, a docline of nearly 4 per cent. In 1880 tho average value of swine per head was returned at 84.28, against $5.79 at the present time, with both higher and lower valuations during the period. New York World. A Ship Load of Musicians. ' The Musical Union, of New York City, is endeavoring to prevent the landing tliere of strolling bands from Eurojje. Almost every incoming German steamei has on board a score or more of . musi cians, who have been in the habit ol coming t America in the spring and returning in tho fall with the money earned durintr the summer. It is urged th:vt such immigrants come within th provisions of the foreign contract-laboi act. but heretofore they have escaped detention by swearing that they came as individuals,' and not as bands undei leaders. When the steamer Westernland ar rived the other morning from Antwerp, Superintendent Simpson, of the landing bureau at Castle Garden, discovered that there were no less than four hundred musioians on board, ucarly all of them having spent the summer in America, for years past. Many of the leaders were recognized. Representatives of the Musical Union learned of the influx and at onco urged that a strict investigation be made. k HERO'S LAST HOURS. y- FIVID DESCRIPTION OF WASH INGTON'S DEATHBED. latching: Cold while Riding to His Farm The Doctors Could Not Help Him The Last Sad Scenes. The following circumstantial account )f the last illness and death of Gen. George Washington was noted by Tobias Lear on the Sunday following liis death, vhich happened on Saturday evening, Dec. 14, 1799, between the hours of 10 ind 11: On Thursday, December 12, the Gen ual rode out to his farms at about 10 'clock and did not return home till past 1. Soon after he went out the weather xcamo very bad, rain, liail and snow 'ailing alternately, with a cold wind. iVhon he came in I carried some letters io him to frank, intending to send them the post-o.ni. He franked the let iers, but said the weather was too bad to tend a messenger to the office that even rig. I observed to him ihat I was afraid he lad got wet; ho ra:d no, his great coat lad kept him dry. But his neck appear id to be wet, the snow was hanging on lis hair. He came to dinner without hanging his dress. In the evening he ippe.ared as well as usual. A heavy fall f snow took place Friday, which rre- fented the General from ridinsr out as lsual. He had taken cold, undoubtedly ironi being so much exposed the day be- oru, ii'iu compiaineu 01 naving a sore .hroat; he had a hoarseness, which in- srens'.d in the evening:, but he made .ight of it, as he would never take any ihing to cany off a cold, always observ iig, "Let it go as it came." In the svening, the papers having come from lie post-office, he sat in the room with Mrs. Washington and mvself readinc ;hem till about nine o'clock, and when ae met with an j'thing he thought divert ing or interesting he would read it aloud. tie desired me to read him the debates )f the Virginia Assembly on the election f a Senator and Governor, which T did. Dn his retiring t j bed he appeared to be In perfect health, except the cold, which 3 .uin:ut'inun9 iiuuiifue una ueen re- markably cheerful all the evening. Aooiu z or a o clock on Saturday morning he awoke Mrs. Washington md informed her he was very unwell nd had an ague. She observed that ne could scarcely speak and breathed vith difficulty, and she wished to get ap and call a servant, but the Gen- srai would not permit her lest she should take cold. As soon a the day ippeared the woman, Caroline, went into the room to make a lire, and thn irl desired that Mr. Rawlins, one of the overseers, who was used to bleedinc the people, might be tent for to bleed him uefore the go ;tor could arrive. I was sent for, and went to the General 'x chamber, where Mrs. Washington wns ap and related to me his being taken ill between. 2 and 3 o'clock, as lwfor tated. I found him breathinor with difflcultv. And hardly able to utter a w ord intel'li- ribiy. 1 went out instantly and wrote 1 lino to lr. I'hisU and sent it with all speed. Immediately I returned to the Uenend's cliamlier, where I found him in tbe wime position I had left him. A mixture of molasses, vinegar and butter was prepared, but he could not swallow a drop. Whenever he attempted it he was distressed, convulsed aud almost BuffocatoiL Mr. Rawlins came in soon after sunrise and prepared to bleed him. When the arm was ready the General, observing Rawlins apjieared agitated, said with difficulty, "Don't lie afraid," and after tho incision was made he ol- served the orifice was not large enough. However, the blood ran rather freely. Mrs. Washington, not knowing whether bleeding was proper in the General's condition, begged that much might not le taken from him, and desired me to stop it. When I was aliout to untie the string tho General put up his hand to prevent it, and, soon as he could speak, said, "More." Mrs. Washington, still uneasy lest too much blood should be taken, it was stopped after about half a pint had been taken. Finding that no relief was ob tained from bleeding and nothing could be swallowed, I proposed bathing the throat externally with sal volatile, which Wns done. A piece of flannel was then put arouricl his neck. His feet were also s laked in w arm water, but it gave no re lief. By Mrs. Washington's request I despatched a messenger for Dr. Brown, at Port Tobacco. About 9 o'clock Dr. Craik arrived and put a blister of can tharides on the, throat of the General, and took more blood, and had some vin egar and hot water set in a teapot for him to draw in the fumes from the noz zle. He also had tea and vinegar mixed and used as a gargle, but when he held back his head to let it ran down, it al most produced suffocation. When the mixture came out of his mouth some phlegm followed it, and he would at tempt to cough, which the doctor en couraged, but without effect. About 11 o'clock Dr. Dick was sent for. Dr. Craik bled the General again; no effect was produced, and he continued in the same state, unable to swallow anything. Dr. Dick came in about 3 o'clock and Dr. Brown arrived soon after, when, after consultation, the General was bled again; the blood ran slowly, appeared very thick, and did not produce any symptoms of fainting. At 4 o'clock the General could swal low a little. Calomel and tarter, emetic were administered without effect. "Aliout 4.E0 o'clock he desired me to ask Mrs. Washington to come to his bedside, when he desired her to go down to his room nnd take from his desk two wills which the would find there and bring them to him, which she did. Upon looking at one which ho observed was useless, ho desired her to burn it, which she did, and then took the other and put it away. After this was done I re turned again to his bedside and took his hand. He said to me: "I find I am foing my breath cannot continue long, believed from tin) first, attack it would bo fatal. Do you arrange find record all my military letters nnd papers; arrange my accounts and settle my books, ns you know more about them than any one else, and let Mr. Rawlins finish record ing my other letters, which he has brgun." He as ked when Mr. Lewis would return. I told him I believed lib; ut the 29th of the month. Ho made no reply to it. The physicians again came in (between 5 and 6 o'clock), an d when they came to his bedside Dr. Craik asked him if he would sit up in the bed. He held out his hand to me and was raised up, when lie said to the phy sicians: "I feel myself going you had lx'tter not take any more trouble about me, but let mo go off quietly; I cannot last long." They found what had been done was without effect; he lay down again and they retired, excepting Dr. Craik. He then said to him: "Doctor, I die hard, butl am iiot afraid to go; I believed from my first attack I should not sur vive it; my breath cannot last long." The doctor prersed ''.is hand, but could not utter a word; he retired from the bedside and sat by the fire, absorbed ill grief. About 8 o'clock the physicians npnin came into the room and applied blisters to his legs, but went out with out a ray of lure. From this tim o he appeared to breathe with less difficulty than he had done: but M as very restless, CQritiuunllychaug- ing his position to endeavor to get ease. I aided him in all my power, and wns gratified in ljolieving he felt it, for he would look upon me with eyes sxaking gratitude, but wns unable to utter a word without great distress. Aliout 10 o'clor-k he made several at tempts to sj:e.ik to me before he could effect it. At length he said: "I am just going. Have me decently burled, and do not let my body be put into the vault in less tliau two days after I am dead." I bowed assent. He looked at me again and said: "Do you understand me?' I replied, "Yes, sir. 'Tis wen,' - .said he. Aliout ten minutes before he expired his breathing I ejame much easier; he lay quietly; he withdrew his hand from mine and felt his ow n pulse. I spoke to Dr. Craik, who sat by the fire; he came to the bedside. The General's hand fell from his wrist; I took it in mine and placed it on his breast.- - Dr. Craik placed his hands over his eves, aud he j expired without a struggle or a sigh. - MAKING BASEBALL BATS. A Great Industry That Has Grown TJp in the West. When you consider that 30,000 dozen bats are handled yearly in every large city, some idea of the dimensions of the business can be formed. The material which goes into baseball bats comes principally from Indiana, that is, the better quality does. Second growth ash is the standard, and this must be carefully selected and perfectly seasoned. The best bats are made from Indiana ash, cut the usual length and split, the splitting guaranteeing great straightness of grain. The forest ash comes next in point of excellence, although the salt water ash, from the coast of Maine, is considered in the East its equal, and a great many bats are made from it. The forest ash comes from all parts of the country wherever ash is likely to grow, as the demand for lumber by the bat makers sometimes exceeds the supply of well- seasoned, prime Indiana ash, and tiny are compelled to take such ash lumber : as they can get for the manufacture of the second and third grades. Basswood enters into the manufacture of baseball bats to a large extent, and is called American willow. - There was a time when English willow was con sidered by ball players to be the best material for bats, but there is very little of this used now, and none at all by professional ball players. Pine, poplar and cottonwood are used for cheap bats for boys, and Missouri and Arkansas supplies most of this lumler. The leading baseball bat manufactory of the country is at Grand Rapids. Mich., and millions of sticks are turned out yearly from this immense concern. Milwaukee comes second, while Vincen nes, Ind., is third. The latter city at one time led the country in baseball bat manufacturing, but Grand Rapid, and Milwaukee passed the Hoosier town long ago. Of course nearly every city of im portance in the East manufactures more or less baseball bats, but none of them have any manufactories that compare with the western concerns. St. Louis makes a few bats, but none that are. con sidered first-class except occasional ones for individuals. One big house in Chicago that deals heavily in baseball goods, every winter advertises for old ash wagon tongues, to be made into bats. This concern sells thousands aud thousands of bats, which they call the "Wagon Tongue," and are supposed to be made from the poles of worn out wagons. The fact is that the Chicago house sells every season ten times as many so-called "Wagon Tongue" bats as there are or ever was at one time, polled vehicles, old and new, in the country, but the ball players buy them and swear by them, and the deal er gets a fancy price for his goods. So everybody teems happy and contented in that direction. "Years ago, when baseball was in its kindergarten stages," says George Rawl ings, the dealer in aud manufacturer of baseball goods in St. Louis, "fancy bats were all the rage, and manufactur ers vied with each other in their efforts to get up gaudy-looking sticks to at tract the eye of the players. In those days ball players were proud of their bats, because of their elegant coats of paint and varnish, but now the profes sionals take pride in the plainness of their ball-hitters. Dealers now make bjts for the professional trade only of ash that has undergone three years of seasoning, and in general appearance are as rough and coarse as a common pick handle, but in perfection of shape and toughness of fibre, they cannot be surpassed. "Nearly every professional has his ideal lat, and all weights, lengths and circumferences are turned out to meet the individual tastes of the players. Most professionals are cranks to some extent in regard to bats, and they spend days aud weeks and sometimes months in " scraping, shaping and otherwise fin ishing up the bat they expect to knock out home runs with during the playing season. Linseed oil is all the dressing professionals use on their bats. No pa:nt or varnish is ever allowed to re main on a stick after the player can get an apportunity to scrape it off, hence the manufacturers make what is called the professional bat, without polish or filagree." Globe Democrat. An Anecdote of Justice Matthews. Said C. M. Cody, an old friend of the late Stanley Matthews: "He detested physical exercise, and might be ;- seen nny day on the shady side of a piazza so absorbed in his reading that those who did not undeistand him often spoke ol him as cold, haughty and unsocial; but to those fortunate enough to lie intimate with him in his moments of relaxation he was genial, full of humor, and a very pleasant companion." "He did not like mountain rambles, then " "No, but on one occasion a bevy of our young ladies, noticing his aversion to exercise, challenged him one warm day to take a walk with them. He wns too gallant to refuse. They led him a three-mile ramble on mountain roads, across lots, through meadow, pasture, bramb'e, brake, and fell. When they came to a rail fence they made him climb over first and keep his eyes straight ahead till they gave him permission to look around. He entered heartily into the fun of the thing and sometimes teigned anxiety to look behind him lie fiire they were ready. They were good walkers, and when they brought up at the inn, he was mopping off the perspi ration, his face as read as a peony; anil when tho ladies tin tho piazza, appre ciating the joke, greeted him with cheers and laughter, lie cried out: ' Walk, ladies, walk! Why don't you walk?' This feat of pedestrianism was his Iwnist .'or the rest of the summer, but they never caught him in another." New York Tribune. The Scribnor family cf Waterborough, Me., is remarkable in that its four gen erations are unbroken by death. David Scribner and his w ife, both about ninety years old, have been married for sixty live years, and have throe children, the oldest being over sixty. Theit children have children and grandchild ren, and 110 death has yet occurred in the line of descendants from Mr. and Mrs. Scribner t their great grandchildren. TERMS $1.50. A BRAKEMAN'S BRAVERY. How He Saved a Train and After wards Stole a Bride. Washington, D. C, has a social sen sation. Will'am Guyton, a properous voung business man, fell in love with Miss Annie Ja-r.es Darling, an heiress, und the pretty niece cf Charles Spencer, of1002 S street. She reciprocated, per mi'ted him to slip an engagement ring on her finger, and then blushingly told her aunt what she had done. Mrs. Spencer was very angry, threw the ring in the fire, and fo:-bade the young lovers to meet again. But they did meet, and until they got caught." Then pretty Miss Annie was locked in her bedroom. She bribed a servant girl to take a note to Mr. Guyton's stores begging her lover to come and release her. This w-as last Wednesday. That night Mr. Guyton crept stealthily into the yard 1 - ' A I J -1 1 . .-.mi waiieii y.nni ne rntr an upper win dow raised. In an instant a pair, of sheets, tightly knotted together wei lowered, and then the plucky little miss swuDg herself down into his outstretched arms. A hug, a kiss and a hurried visit to the house of a friendly parson, and they were linked together for life. All day yesterday the Washington police sought in vain for tho missing girl. This morn.'ng she went back t j her uncle's house for her clothing, and on telling her aunt that she was married she was again locked in her room. But it hap pened that her husband was waiting on the doorstep outside, and when he heard his bride scream lie forced his way into the house and rescued her. They have secured a flat on Twelfth street and will soon be comfortably settled in their own home. Mr. Giiy ton formerly lived in Chica go. He is a good-looking young man, but has only one thumb. For the miss ing one he got $5,900, besides column after column of praise in the newspa pers. It was in 1882 that Mr. Guyton lost his thumb. He was a brakeman on a freight train running from Evans ville, Ind., to Chicago. One morning he w as in the caboose at the end of the train and the engineer whistled for "dow n brakes" in the startling way that indicates to every railroad man that danger is brewing. Brakeman Guyton ran to the front platform of the caboose and began twisting at the brakes for all he was w orth. Then the collision come. Brakeman Guyton was crushed between the calioose and the freight car just ahead of iim. Every one of the men on the freight tra:n was killed or injured. Two of Guyton's ribs were broken aud his right thumb crushed. The collision occurred just where the track made a sharp turn around the base of the hill, and the wreck piled up on the track could not be seen a hundred yards eith er way. Then Brakeman Guyton recollected that a passenger train was following five or ten miles behind his train and that unless it was nagged it would dash around the curve and lie wrecked too. He looked for a fla, but the caboose w as so badly wrecked that ho could not find one. Beside the wreck was the body of another brakeman, who hr Wen killed insttiutly. The dead man had on a red flannel shirt. Puttine his mangled ri"ht hand inside his vest, so that it would not be in the way, Brake man Guyton tore off th dead man's shirt and started back around the curve to flag the passenger train. He fell once, but struggled to his feet and got around the curve and on the straight line of the track. He sat down on one side of the track, too weak to stand, and jjed for the ' ger train, and that nU T?ink. ' (i,lvt remembered. The encrineer of the passenger tram saw the bloody figure lying there beside the track with the red flannel shirt in his hand and stopped the train. The brakeman had fainted from lots of blood, but he had flagged the passenger train and averted another and more serious accident. He lost a thumb and in re turn got $5,900 and the thanks of many for his courage and bravery. And this is the man who won" pretty Annie Dar ling's heart. Chicago Times. Hunting Rattlesnakes for Their Oil. They hunt the rattlesnake every sum mer about Adams, Mass., for his oil, which is believed to be a cure for dis eases, and as such is worth $2 an ounce. But the Yankee hunter's native inge nuity has hit upon an ingenious method of capturing the festive rattler, which may not be very brave, but is certainly very effective. Choosing a red-hot sum mer day in the dry seatou, the rattle snake hunters saunter forth into the re gion where the reptiles are known to abound. One man carries a fish-pole, another a sharp scythe. The fish-pole has a stout wire attached to it, and there is an ordinary pickerel hook on the end of the wire. Moving cautiously through the grass so as not to disturb the sleep ing snake, who is most always found basking in the warm sun near a loose ledge or rock, one of the men prods his snakeship more or less gently with the fish-pole, being careful also to hold the hook invitingly near to the rattler's head. Like any other sleeper suddenly in terrupted, the snake wakes up angry, makes a dart at the nearest irritating object, which is the fish-hook, and very accommodatingly allows the sharp tines to penetrate his jaws. He may rattle and hiss and wriggle and writhe and shoot out ounces of his deadly venom, but the poison meets but the vacant air. The man with the fish-pole holds the entrapped jattlsiiake nt a tafe distance, while his comrade moves up and, with one well-aimed blow of his trusty scythe, severs the snake's head from his Ixxry. The body then is deposited in a bag, and the hunters go in search of other game. The most famous hunter of rattle snakes after this provincial method is Isnac Spurr, who lives in the southern part of the county, near Mount Everett, a region long notcci lor 11s smiKes. Spurr always goes out just before a storm, for at that time, he says,experience proves the rattler comes out of his hole. He has caught thousands of these snakes in his time, and has acquired such a know l edge of their habits that he can trap one every time. Years ago he found them much more plentiful and much larger. He caught one once which w as eleven feet longand thirty-five years old. When Spurr dressed the snake for his, oil he found a young woodchuck in the stom ach. Spttrr's reputation as a snake catcher extends far and wide, and when the zoological folks want a ."snake for exhibition they always drop Spurr a line, and they are rarely disappointed. Three rattlers caught by him were taken to the Central Turk Zoo add arc tliere Urged Evangelist Moody to Reform Cliicagoaus tell with glee that one Sunday morning Mr. Moody, the revi valist, entered a drag-store, distributing tracts. At tho back of the store sat an elderly and distinguished citizen read ing a morning newspaper. Mr. Moody approached this gentleman and threw one of the temperance tracts upon the paper before him. Tho old gentleman glanced at the tract, and then, looking up lienignaiitly at Moody, asked: "Are you a reformed drunkard?" "No, sir, I am not !" cried Moodv, drawing back indignantly. "Then wliy don't you re form V quietly asked the old gentleman. Nei York Tribune. THRILLING INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A DETECTIVE. Different Methods of French, Eng lish, and American Detectives Shadowing Bank Clerk Some Recent Cases. One of the best-known detectives in the United States sat in the lobby of the Windsor Hotel yesterday afternoon, and, nfter repeated solicitations by a reporter for the Times, consented to talk about the business. "There is all the difference in' the world," he said, "between the methods used by the secret service agents of dif ferent countries. People who read French novels have an idea that the dis guises spoken of in them as lieing worn by the Lecoqs of the digereut stories as something utterly untrue. Strange as it may seem, however, it is true. "A French detective who can not so disguif o himself that his superior can not recognize him could not find em ployment in any detective bureau. The disguises are wonderful, too, and even the strong light of day shows no imper fection in them. "There are two sorts of detectives in France State detectives and the munici pal or city force. Among the former no one knows who his fellow detectives are, and as they never work in pairs, the ne cessity for knowing each other is not ho great. The workings of the French bureau' is very thorough and more like the American method than the English. "The latter never think of disguising themselves, nnd go to work openly. If a bank is roblied in France a new assis tant or teller apitcara in the bunk b Vy or so nftoi-wiird. He is a detective, of conrse, and where in England the de tective would be called in in front of all the employees nnd ask them all manlier of questions, the French would say nothing, and nothing more wuld prob ably be lizard of the robbery until the thief was caught. "The English have a great system of stool pigeons. Among the vicious of all classes, male and female, are always those to bo found who, for the sake of being protected in a certain way, carry all . the news of the crooked work done among the swell mobsmen, as high clai-s thieves ore called, to Scotland Yard, where is situated the Criminal Investi gation Bureau. If 'Hairy tho Swell' is flashing a great deal of money about the fact is at once reported to the po lice, and if any large forgeiy or roblery has recently occurred, 'Harry the Swell' is liable to prove an alibi. Inside the great portico of Scotland Yard is a largo case containing tho photographs of all the detectives employed by the bureau, and the crooks or thieves can have free access at any time to study the faces of those who are liable to bo after them at some future time. This stool-pigeon System is not used much in America, as the police do not put much faith iu it. "In Franco or England, if the em ployee of a -big banking house is sus pected of irregularities his habits are watched and the facts ascertained, whilejiu America a man will lie set on the track of the supposed thief, make his acquaintance and ingratiate himself into the suspected man's confidence. He will spend as much or more money than the suspect, and will go into any dissipation with him. Iu the event of irregularities in any largo concern, the American detective becomes an employee of the corporation whether as a porter or a directer of a bank. The clew and the working up of it is made much more of by an American than by any one else, lie will jump at conclusions from a faint something, and frequently hit the mark, where the stolid Britisher would bo stumbling in the dark. "To le a good detective a man must be possessed of courage, brains and coolness. There is no mystery, how ever impenetrable it may appear, but what can Vo solved if tho right methods nre employed. There was a cosu I ro- member in Chicago. "A well !-?! own business man wnn found iiiunli 1 il ona nioiiiiiur 111 J11.1 office. The crime had evidently been committed the night before, for tho body had I - -1 1 -"! 1 a long time, and tho man's family had waited for him (0 eomo to his homo tho evening previous. His valuables had been taken, the safe had been rifled, and beyond tho ghastly bullet-hole in the man's head, there was nothing to indicate with what tho crime had been committed. No 2'istol could be found. "I was put on tho case and reasoned that as the robbery was evidently com mitted for gain tho murderer must be in poor circumstances. I visited all the pawn shops in the city, aud found that live revolvers had been pawned between six o'clock. the previous evening and the morning. Three were 45-calibrc, the size evidently used to kill the nflin. Two of the men wero well dressed and the other wasn't. The latter was do scrilied to me, and I took the pawn broker down to the different railway depots where trains wero leaving. We went through three trains, and finally located the man in a smoking-car. I arrested him, anil much of the dead man's property was found in his posses sion. It is not much of a story if the man hadn't pawned the pistol he would certainly have got off, but it shows how much little things amount to, and will give you an idea of how a detective will go to work. "Those who are intrusted with the handling of large sums of money are frequently watched by detectives, par ticularly if any money is missing frora the institution. Bank clerks are par ticularly liable to lie kept under surveil lance. Not long ago a leak was known to exist in one of the banks of this city. Every clerk was shadowed by a detect ive, until finally the thief was discovered". His mother made good his defalcation, and, being 'of good family,' lie was per mitted to 'resign.' The other clerks did't know they were being watched, but they didn't niake a movement but what was observed. All was reported to the President of the bank. It cost several hundred dollars to locate tho leak. "The life of a detective is startling enough, but it gets tiresome and monot onous, and I exjiect soon to retire. I remember one case that happened iu New York. A very swell reception was given by one of the leaders of society. One of the guests had laid a valuable solitaire in the ladies' dressing-room on the wash-stand, and, forgetting it, had left it. On her return to find it, it had, of course, disappeared. NoIkhIv knew wli.nk if i-t.j 'I'lii ttiiVa nf all tliA (Uiv. vants were searched, but no trace could bo found of the jewel, which was worth . $4,000. I finally found it where it had been pawned for $500 in a pawnshop by a French woman. I took the visiting list of tho hostess, nnd finally, nfter a week's search, found that 0110 of the guests, a rich woman, had a French maid, and that she had gone to Europe sliM'tly after the reception. I had to wait for her return, made the acquain tance of the maid, and took her to the pawnbroker's, where he identified her. She confessed and her mistress redeem ed the diamond and paid all the ex itt'iiscs. I never told on her. "You see also that pawnbrokers are iniMrtant factors in our business, and that they are frequently of service in de tecting crime. Still, pawnbrokers en courage robbers, for it there were no shops the temptation to steal would not be so great. "It's a singular business in every way," concluded the thief-taker. "Fasci nating in many ways, but like every thing else, tine gets tired of it." Den rr (Col.) Times. According to the New York Sun, "There nre signs that the Taris Exposi tion will bae a tendency to modify French rancor toward Germany. There is assurance that, during tho months in which it is held it will bo visited by ft multitude of Germans, who will doubt less be full of amiability, and who, under the circumstances, must receive polite treatment in the French capital. We notice also that the newspapers of Paris are le-s bitter in their lanjrungo about Germany than they have been at any other time aiiiec tJib WW between the two v'oun tries,"