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T" i lr- gTl I f "fl m T' a! Morr's. Mr M. D. Utour Jf .
By WARREN CRANT FOX
OoprricM by AaeiicB Pr Asso
1 ni alttlng la railway atatloh
waiting for train. A man t near
me, but I didn't look at hlui." Ail I re
luembervd afterward was that he waa
man. ITesently I turned anil saw
M the XMit wbt-re, he bad been a
Mnular nackare. I looked about
for Ua owner, but could see no one
who appeared to have inissod It- '
took It up. not doubting for a monieat
that the person who hud left It would
come back for it. Hut although re
matned there some time no one ratne.
Then I opened the package, which
proved to te a boi containing Jewels.
It waa plain to me that tbcy were of
While I wan looking at thero two
' meu came up to me. Seeing them ap
proach. I closed the box, btit tbcy told
me to open It, and as aoon as they
aaw Ita content! congratulated each
other on finding, as they expressed It.
the "Huntington Jewels." They be
Ueved the story 1 told them of how
I had come Into their possession, "for.
they aald. "tbe man who tin stolen
then) would not be examining them
la a public place." They bad received
.order to watch this station for the
thief, and be. doubtless suspecting
' that he would not be permitted to
leave- it without being searched. In
order to avoid being caught with the
-plunder on htm had left It on the seat.
"Let na act like friend met by
chance," said one of them, "for the
fellow fa doubtless watching us. bis
Intention being to shadow you and
"Trick "yen out of them."
80 I put the box In my pocket, and
the two men went away. I remained
a few ml nates longer, then left the sta
tion and went borne. I was quite sure
X waa followed not only by the thief,
bat by the two detectives, but wheth
er the former knew anything about
. the latter I did not know. 1 had not
" been at home ten minutes when there
was a ring at my doorbell and the
"Well." said the spokesman. "I think
we may at once turn In the jewels.
The thief doobHe has marked your
house and will try. either by diplo
macy or stealth, to get possesion of
them. Toa'd better be prepared for
him tonight; he may break In to your
bouse and try to get them by force."
Tn always prepared for such
things," I replied, and, pulling out a
drawer from a cabinet, I took up a all
for you," said one of the men.
1, don't think any one breaking Into
your boose will get much. Let me
have the Jewels. I'll take them to tbe
, police station, and If .you'll call tomor
row I dare aay you'll be paid a hand
some reward by the owner."
"All right," I replied, "but yon must
give me some evidence that you're au
thorized to receive them."
"Authorized:" exclaimed the spokes
man. "We have found you In posses
sion of the property, and it's our duty
to ran you in with tbe jewels. Out
you're told so straight a story that we
don't wish to Inconvenience yon. If
yon don't give up tbe stolen goods
we'll have to take yon along."
TH go with you willingly." I aald.
For tbe first time a suspicion came
to me that possibly tbese detec
tives might put me tn a hole. When
I aald that I would go willingly they
gave each other a look. It seemed to
me that they didn't wish me to go
with them; they preferred to take the
gems themselves. They went into an
other room for consultation. Thin
proved to me conclusively that they
were not detectives, but very likely
bad themselves stolen tbe jewels, that
they hed feared arrest and bad taken
this method of getting their plunder
ont of the station. When they return
ed I had slipped the revolver up my
sleeve. One of them stepped to the
telephone and called for a carriage.
Now. if be had called for a police
patrol wagon I should have known
that be was a bona fide officer. As It
was. I knew he wasn't; that they
were going to pretend to take me in a
carriage to a station, bat really to se
cure the Jewels on the way.
When the carriage arrived I had
backed Into a corner. They told me
to come with them, bnt Instead of do
ing so I shouted "Hands up!" and
pointed my weapon toward them. For
tunately they were very near together
and I could cover both at one time.
One of thera put his bnuds up at onre.
bnt the other made a move of his
hand to his hip. I shivered the hand
with a bullet, and the blcody hand
went np Immediately. Then, backlnu
to the telephone, I held both men In
position while I called np the police.
My two detectives were In a box. 1
could Mil them If they moved, and If
tney didn t make a move te Ret away
they would go to tbe penitentiary. But
' tt"was "with -them a choice: nrtw-n
death and prison, and they chose prls
n. In a few minutes a patrol wagon
dashed np to tbe bouse and several
poll'-emen, carrying cocked revolvers.
came In. .
"Hello. Tom Duganr said the ser
geant In, command. "Caught again!
And you. Tete Miller! I thought you
were working tbe west."
- I had captured tbe Ilantlngton Jew
But this wasn't all.
waa worth a hundred thousand dol
lar, and there waa a reward offered
of ten thousand. This reward, with
bonus, was paid me, for I bad risked
my rife In retaining them. ,
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When Washington waa at Cambridge
in .-.vmiiiMiid of the patriot army hold
in ttio ltrlilab abut up in lUwtou It
was bis object to capttmrttienrtf b
could. If not to force them out. He
unt a niiv into the city to learn of
their strength and mllttou.
The voiini! umn selected fr tbl
work was Joel Armstrong, twoutj
two years !. who a few days lefrv
had left Itofctou to Join the army at
Cambridge on the eve of his U'trotbal
to Sally Perkins.
Washington Instructed him to dis
cover Just what supplies and n 111 in u 11 1
tlou the Hrltlsh possessed The gen
eral knew the numbers and armament
It is not far from Cambridge tu !
ton; Indeed; they are now one city.
Joel had no need to fear being taken-lu
cltlsen's dress, for he had no uniform.
lie had always lived In lUton und
knew all mutes between It and Its en
v irons, lie went through in the night
and In the morning when Sally bad
Just lighted the Are In the kitchen and
was swinging the crane bearing the
pot to boil the wster he walked In
and they were locked In each other's
There was no great danger to Joel
In going about tbe city so long as he
was not liable to be caught with In.
formation on his iersou. The Ameri
can army was considered by the Brit
ish rather as a rabble than au organ
ised force, and transitory at that.
Joel.collocted all the Information be
wanted from patriot cltlxena who knew
very well how General Howe was situ
ated. Out he did not dare trust to
bis memory. Besides, certain cttiaens
were- desiroua.of sending communica
tions to Washington informing him of
various matters Important for him to
know. Joel took all thee letters and
papers to Sally and asked her to sew
them In the liuiag of his coat.
Now, It so happened that a British
soldier whom Joel bad known and bad
told that be waa gdng to Cambridge to
flgbt against the tyrant king saw
Joel walking iaat Faneull ball. This
soldier saw the young patriot go Into
the house where Sally Perkins lived
and told 'his captain of the circum
stances. The captajn told bis colonel
and a gvsrd was sent to the bouse t"
prevent Joel's going back to the Anier!
can army, lest he carry Information.
It so happened that Sally was sew
tog the papers tu Joel's com wb-.'t
looking out through, a window fror.
which she could see some dNtan-
down the street, she spied a su.id o
soldiers coming, the officer uiukiug-Inquiries
as he came. 8 he also saw i
citizen point to ber home. gul k n-
a flash she Inferred that Joel was l.i
danger. Pulling a huge chest out
tpotp under a bed, she put her lover
mtoilt.i.and shoved It back as the sol
diered stopped before the bouse ami
surrounded It. An officer walked In
without knocking and found Sally at
her spinning wheel.
Joel was not discovered, but the
guard remained outside on watch so
that If be were still there be could
not leave. Sally told Joel of the sltua
tlon. and be was much chagrined that
he could not deliver the Information
he possessed to General Washington.
I suppose I shall have, to burn It
all," be said.
"How would It do for me to tske It 7"
"Vo you think you could?
So Joel transferred the papers to
8ally. who concealed them about ber
person and walked out of the bouse
In face of tbe guard. Tbe officer
looked dublons about letting ber go.
since be had received order to permit
no one to leave tbe bouse. But Sally
paid no attention to him, though ber
heart was beating, like a trip hammer.
Rally, fearing she might be followed.
went among the shops making pur
chases. She saw a redcoat following
ber. but managed to elude him. When
It was quite dark she started for Cam
bridge, keeping to tbe fields. Finding
a boat on tbe Charles river, she ap
propriated It and, rowing across, was
taken In by an American sentry. She
asked to be conducted to tbe com
mander In chief.
Washington waa conferring with
people who called to see him on In
numerable subjects when a sentry an
nounced Sally Perkins.
What can do for you. Mistress
Perkins?" asked the general.
"Nothing, general. 1 am doing some
thing for you. Tou sent Joel Arm
strong, a soldier In your army, to Bos
ton for Information, ne Is shnt up
there and cannot leave for the red
coats who are watching the house.
Here Is what b4 collected for you."
The general'a face lighted at seeing
the papers, ne took them and, having,
glanced at them, aald:
"We are under obligations to you.
Mistress Perklus. for tbese papers,
which are of great vnlne to us. What
can I do in reewfmltkHi of our a pore
elation of your heroic act? Is there
anything I can give you?"
"Tee. genernl, a kiss. I would like
to be able to say that I have kissed
the commander In chief."
Washington, though he waa old
enough to be the girl's father, colored
slightly, ne waa so dignified as well
as modest that this reward given be
fore a docen persons waa a great trial
to him. ne submitted to twt kbuutl m
- the cheek by the girl then aald:
HOW that this worthless reward
has been given yon must go and bare
something of value a aunner ."
3oel Armstrong remained hidden tlTI
Boston was evacuated.
M0KN1N0 ENTERPRISE, TUESDAY, FfllWUAKV, 1
By CHARLES LEVI IS PWITS
CopyrlsM by American Pre Aae-'
"Which oue of all your eesee," I ask
ed Wlleux. the celebrated criminal law
yer, ims wom excited your lutereati"
"That of Mathews, who waa accuseu
of murder "
"Was be lu ioceut or guilty?"
"lld you aevure his acquittal?"
"Yea; legally hauged."
"What-Uo you uietiu by that?"
"I ll tell you. Mathews waa lu the
employ of Henderson, the nian who
was murdered. I dou't care to go luto
the details of the case;' t will only say
that there sJo much ctrvuuistautlitl
evidence agalust blm that fruiu the
flrst I despaired of saving hla uevk. I
knew be was Innoceut, though be could
110 more explalu the circumstances that
pointed to bL guilt than I could."
How did you tuow no was iu-
Uy both experience and Intuit lou. I
dofy any of my clients to deceive me
In this regard. I simply look tnciu in
Theft, aud that lulls in the story
There was everything about
Mathews' case to interest me. He was
j ounger son of a British couutry
geutleman aud lu lore with tbe daugh
ter -of another British guatlemau. Ills
mother bad no knowledge of bis bar
ing leen accused of crime, much Uws
baring been couvlcted, foe I could do
nothing to prove bin - iuuovut. Jl.
showed me bis luotber'a letters, aud it
was distressing to read them. Ul
betrothed was also writing bint with
out any knowledge that bo was under
sentence or ueatn. A : weea uritww iw
was to be banged a letter from solic
itors In England was bauded blm; in
forming blm that a bachelor uncle bad
died and left blm a large fortune."
L'pon iiiy word: It waa an luter-
eating case, wasn't It?"
"I should say so. If ever there waa
man who bad everytbtug tu live for
Mathews bad. And to be Judicially
executed without ever having w rouged
any one in hla life was simply awful.
You have no Idea bow having a life
on your hands wears 00 a man, and
tbti Taienearty drove me Insai
But I braced myself for a gigantic
effort. After conferring with Mathews
decided to csble "the solicitor In
England, giving them tbe situation
and asking how much funds they
could cable me within a few days.
They placed 20.0u to my credit, aud
with this sdnl I went to work. There
was no use in trying to secure delay
or a new trial. bat 1 must do waa
to interest the sheriff 1 bad a long
secret conference with blm, but could
not move blm to act for - money.
though I so far secured hla Judgment
that be must do an official wrong In
hanging Mathews that he rousented to
wink at any game I might practice,
provided 'It could be kept secret. .
"I got a friend of mine who was a
professor In a medical college to ap
ply for tbe body of Mathews as soou
aa he waa dead. Tbla enabled me to
gain possession ' of the condemned
Inan tbe moment the banging wis
over. Then I "fixed" every official
who was to be present at tbe banging.
Mathews put lu a request that there
should be no setators present. I
could not even be present myself.
But there was not one of tbe officials
to whom I iald less than $10,000. and
the hangman got $23.ouO. My friend
the doctor was tbe only one present
who got nothing. He had a coffin
ready for tbe corps aa soon aa It waa
taken from the gallows and a hearse
to carry It to tbe hospital.
"Well, that nlgbt I went to the boa
.pltal and found Mathews locked in the
"But how was tbe hanging man
aged?" ' "I don't know; I never asked. There
were half a dozen men paid by tbe
atate to see tbst Mathews was banged,
and I paid every one of tbem In all
$100,000 to go through, tbe process
without hanging him. All I know la that
I paid tbe money and found Matbewa
alive In tbe doctor's room. Some burnt
cork, a woolly wig and a suit of clothe
procured from a Jew tailor fixed blm
so that no one would know htm. I
had a steerage ticket for him In an
outgoing steamer, and early the next
morning he was on bis way to Eng
land." "ne mnst have been very grateful
"Grateful! I should say so. Before
parting with me be made me promise
that I would come over a aoon a
possible and see him. I couldn't go
for a year, and then I found him In
possession of 50,000 a year Income
and married to tbe woman he loved.
He met me on the steamer, and the
flrst thing he did waa to Impress It
upon me that neither bis mother nor
hla wife nor any one living except hla
solicitors knew that he wa Judicially
dead In Amorlc.Jne hnd flftetMrUd
to bring himself to unburden his se
cret to his wife, but had alwaya failed.
"Mathews entertained me royally
and begged me to suggest some way
for blm to pay tbe debt be owed me,
even if It 'required ever cent of his
fortune. I assured him that I took
more comfort In hi case than In all
tbe rase I bad ever won. though I had
"After spending a month with him
I left him to return. He eould hardly
bear to part with me and resetted
that It wouldn't be'aafe for him to
come to America or he would cross the
ecean with me. H ahed tears when I
If you would sell
Try what the cheap column of the
By H QUAD
repyrlsht IW by Aaanclstsl
Joecphue Henderson waa a mau of
forty when a startling a-venl'look place
tu bis life. He waa also a widower.
He was exactly live feet high and
weighed 110 pouuda. These figures
will convluce you that Joscphu waa
uot 'numbered among tbe tulglity men
of earth, lie had tried vmt'tis ways
of making a living, and In pursuing
tbem be bad gut the reputation or ik
Ing keen. He had at last turn." I ped
dler aud was driving a horse ami
wagon around the country with dry
goods, uot Ions, groceries aid tinware.
That's the way he came to meet the
widow Hopher, who Uved on a farm.
Tbe widow had pa" ',r,T- "D
was large aud tsiuy ami inn p
waa not handsome. The only thing on
earth ahe feared waa Hie law. une
had one beeu arretted, fr kicking a
man and bad apent ten da lu Jail.
Tbe sheriff Bad made Iter stsy ss
pleasant as possible, but she bad nev
er recovered from the shock. .
Peddlers are a Jovial lot. and eo are
widows, and In time these two came
to call each other Josh and Sally.
Thing would have gone no further
never made a sale to the widow with
out cheating her, and me day when
he been! that she had vme Into po
lou of $3,000 In cash through the
death of a brother Joseph us saer 111s
way clear for the future. That mouey
would set U a store In the village.
and be would become a thriving mer
Josefhu went courting lie found
the widow behind the flow In a Held.
Aa he courted she plowed. He had
no objection, a time wa money to
both" of "them. Jeeph-ourcsara
tba't be had enterfalned a sneaking
affection for the widow sine hi first
call, and. though she dldu't say much,
abe seemed pleased.
Josephus waa told to call two week
later, but at the end of nine days be
waa bark again. He said It waa hla
beating heart that -fetched blm. lie
had cut the time down, but the widow
was ready for hlm Several day pre
Tloua ahe bad gone to the village aud
paid a lawyer $3 to answer the ques
tion: . '
"Can tbe law Iro
licks her husband V
And hla answer bad Wa:
"Not If you do not lick him tod.hard.
There Is neither assault nor battery In
what uiay be railed a moderate Miking
Don't break any bones and don't serl-
ouslyjnjure hla eye."
"I bavt been thinking." said the wid
ow to Josephus; "I have been thinking
and wondering .If you loved me."
"Heavens, can you doubt HT be ex
claimed. -,; " . .-
TAnd you will alwaya love meT
"Forever and forever!"
"Then we'll aay two month hence."
"One montb-a week a day!"
Joaephua knew of a atore to rent In
the village, and be wanted that $5,000.
The widow Insisted that abe must have
two weeka at the very aborteat, aud a
date was settled on. The marriage waa
to be private and Im celebrated In her
home. In due time tbe happy day
came round a preacher and two wlt
nesses and tbe deed was done. An
hour later, as the happy couple were
left alone, the widow" changed ber
dress, rolled up her sleeve and brought
out a new horsewhip bought for the oc
"Whafa upr asked tbe wondering
Take off your coat and aland out"
"For what, love? I want (o talk
with you about opening a atore In
"Plenty of time for that. Josephus.
The flrst sale you made to me was Ave
yards of roller toweling. You beat me
on the price and on the measure. I'm
gclng to tan your jacket for It!"
Bhe took blm by tbe collar and
on tbe whip till be hollered. A
man who could twist a plow around
In clay soil could handle the little
"The second sale," continued tbe
wife as she rested, wa five tin pan.
Four of them leaked, and you beat me
out of 10 centa beside. Here I lick
ing No. 2."
"But I am your dear husband!" he
protested as he squirmed about. -
"And that's why I can lick you and
dodge the law. Here goes!"
Josephus' hide waa tickled agsln.
ne attempted to flgbt. but wa taken
by the Imlr and hi head banged
against the wall till be grew quiet.
When the performance was over and
the wife had got ber breath she snld:
"Tou sold me ten yard of calico for
a dress and warranted It to wash. It
waa three-quarters of a yard abort on
the measure and the color ran Into
each other. Josephus. some more
JTII J)are you atreatedor,thUUi-
"Tou can't. Thafe what I pnld $5
to make mire of. Come to timer'
And Josephus was licked for selling
abort weight groceries, and for charg
ing BO cents too much for a pair of
"hoes. and for selling black Blockings
that crocked, and when be had got bis
last stroke the wife aald:
"Josephus, darling. It wa a cousin
of mine that got tbe $3,000. but you've
got me. and here w dwell, and yon
do tbe farm work and do It well or
you'll get eome more of this! The
mercantile bnslnese I not for us,
dear. What we wnt I the free air of
the country, with honest price and
good measure thrown tor
Ml Helen and Basel Oaulton Opn
The Mlsse Helen, and Basal Dadi.
ton entertained the Oypsie at their
home on the West Bide on Saturday
night at Five Hundred, the prize being
land. Instrumental and vocal rauslo
selection wer also among th vn
tfn, Th member
of thle club will be entertained Sat
urday evening by Mian Veda Wllllama
at the home of her lter, Mr. 0. 0.
MllUr tin Seventh treet
v.uk'M Du,u,n' te werejMI
r" Chenev, of Portland, Ml. CI
alia. .11 ' '
'- . fteven Dlveree Granted.
IHH-rees of divorce "T'"'r
Monday lu the following cejes: Mer
lon It. Molr vs. Thoma R. Molr. 1 earl
Klchard 1. Kraeik J. Wrhard. UUJ
Itaudles vs John Itandlea, O. J. trer
eua vs. lr Cravens, r rancl I.
Ch-hlre v. Jamea J. Che.hlre. Bareu
ltu order"'"? 'deUult and . refe'enea
waa made In the case of Perclval Nal
ton va. Kmma P. Walton.
"I hear that tlustav la going to mar
"In Me at last?"
"No; In debt."
"Smally has a whaling big wife,
"You bet. II ran'l bold hU own."
less th Darllngl
Old Doe Madam, your boy baa acute
Young Mother Just Ilka blm. Ev
erything a tout him la Just as rub as
It ran be.
And Test Yeur Own Hera.
"Young man," aald a tutor. 1st a
tax lea b meter In other worda, keep
everlastingly at It."
There Are Other.
''Why doe Orabem always walk
with hi hands In bis pockets on Run
day.r "Reckon he want a change. He
has 'em in other pco;do'a on other day
la tbe week." .
Able te Held HI Own.
Mr. Fuxxy (the Undlndy-Mr. Be
Jone ha Just bad bis breakfast, Mr
Grout hem. and b mad no complaint
bout th butter.
1 suppoa not. Bejone ,1
thing of an atblet." . . '
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