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Mil; W. UMNltY, HtlHnr nnil 1'rop'r.
Senator Piatt's maxim, "It is belter
to bo Wlso than eloquent" sounds like
a bnck-haiidcd ntnp at several statcs
mcn, Rifsscll Sago thinks Itockcfellrr was
fool lull to go to M much trouble for
moro hair, ni he will now have to pat-
j AvConnectlcut man who hail been
hniofclng fifty clgurettcs n day dropped
dead. Ho will be moat sadly missed oy
the cigarette dealers.
Gates Is In a new coal deal, hut he
hays It Is only n little flyer on the side,
ns bCdoesn't expect to mako more than
10,000,000 or $15,000,000 out of It.
After all, the Civil War veterans
should not object to the change I"
army uniforms. It gives them a mon
opoly of the glorious "boys la bluo"
Itudyard Kipling seems to have trou
ble with his neighbors everywhere,, he
Coe-. Sonic people arc beginning to
Suspect that the neighbors may not be
' wholly to blame.
Lord Taunccfote left only about
$7iX),000. In the opinions of such peo
ple as J. ricrpont Morgan, John D.
Rockefeller and Gates the Eugltsh
diplomat couldn't have been much of a
It would' be better for this country
and the civilized world In general If
CO per cent of the persons who are
dabbling In literature were employed
In wholesome nnd useful manual labor.
Not one In ten ot the books that are
printed has any excuse for existence,
and most, of them arcwors than use
less. If not positively vicious they are
Not often does a man outside of roy
alty receive even at second hand the
honors Intended for those of kingly
blood, but that happened to Lord
Kitchener on his return to London on
July 13. The unused coronation arches
were decorated In his honor, and the
people who had been denied the spec
tacle of the coronation procession
crowded the streets to cheer and to see
the returning South African hero.
"One of their own countrymen tells
the Norwegians that by abstaining
from manly sports such as prevail In
England they develop a rotundity of
body which is positively unsightly.
The relation of athletics to personal
attractiveness Is thus suggested in a
practical manner. It is always to be
borne in mind, however, that outdoor
sports sometimes leave the partici
pants less handsome but more wise
. than they were before entering games.
Nevertheless a hard knock now and
then ought not to deter Norwegians or
any one else from athletic diversions.
A writer In a current magazine de
clares very truthfully that our million
aires show a conspicuous jack. of orig
inality when It comes to disposing of
the dollars that they have piled up.
They seem Incapable of devising any
benefaction beyond the hackneyed
founding jf libraries or endowing of
universities. . Even this, Tiowever, Is
better thap no benefaction at all. In
the course of time, perhaps, evolution
will produce a captain of Industry or a
Napoleon of finance who will realize
that the truest, philanthropy, after all.
Is that which gives the laborer the hire
of which he Is worthy Instead of keep
ing him on Inadequate wages nnd then
making an ostentatious show of altru
ism with the money unjustly withheld
Each generation has Its own so-called
scientific explanation of natural
phenomena. Many that have been ad
duced to explain the volcanoes in the
West Indies challenge comparison with
Her. Thomas Prince's sermon in the
Old JjtQutb Church.of Roston one hun
dred and fifty years ago. He preached
that tho frequency of earthquakes
might be due to "the erection of Iron
points Invented by the sagacious Mr.
Frankllu." The offending lightning
rods were1 objected to by old Dr. Ar
butbuotvfor a dllTerent reason. "lie
talked of attempting to control the ar
tlllery of heaven," wrote President
John Adams; 'be railed and foamed
against tho points and the presumption
that erected them."
A stranger driving through the streets
of a small city In the Jllddle West sug
gested to his hostess that It must be
plg-fccdlng day. He replied to her as
tonished glance by Inquiring: "What
else could a visitor think all this fer
menting garbage in the streets can
uicau?" The woman was so struck by
tho telling phrase that sbo used "pig
..feeding day.'.', us a slogan, federated a
dozen literary clubs Into a town Im
provement society, and to-day beholds
a tidy and healthful city as the outcome
of their efforts. Wealth has sought the
region, and every' dollar expended for
beauty has brought hundreds back.
Mgro and more It Is coming to bo un
derstooTthatTlvIc beauty and prosper
ity nro convertible terms.
Woinenfc already murflcd,and young
women contciuplatlng matrimony, will
bo greatly uplifted by the voico of the
St. Louis Judge who has ruled that a
wife has the privilege of going through
her lmsbnud's pockets If he Is miser
ably parsimonious. More than this,
he declares that when a husband
strikes the wife on the rigid cheek.
Instead of turning to him the other
also she Is justified In tackling him
with a rolling plu or any other weapon
that naturally suggests Itself to the
feminine nil nd.. This completely vindi
cates Mrs. Catherine Wnugh Mccul
loch's assumption and gives to down
trodden womanhood tho authority of
the bench. Still wo venture to bopo
that the average wife will not lay
hands on the conjugal pocketbook save
la the way of kindness, just as we con
tend that the husband should be mod
erate and gentlemanly In his own lay
ing on of bands. How to bo happy
though married may bo a problem
,whlch everybody solves before mar
riage, but which wltltfithenidsojf the
Judiciary nnd the best conversational
feminine talent Is not rapidly uom
1 11111111111- lUlVtlt f i I -y- jl
Thirty years ago President Grant, In
private conversation, remarked that
there was only one war clearly In sight
for the United States a war with
Spain over Cuba, which war he regard
ed ns Inevitable. He added that, after
that contest should be decided, tho
fniiiro of the American countries bor-1
dorlng on the Atlantic would have been
determined, and the attention ot the
world would Ho absorueti in a commer
cial struggle In the Pacific. Prcsldeut
Grant's far-sightedness has been vin
dicated. The war wlUi Spain has been
fought, and now tho energies of the
nations arc engaged In various prob
lems of the Pacific. The United States
Itself Is dealing with one of the moat
difficult of these problems, the govern.
mcnt of the Philippines. It has much
at stake In another ot them, the main-
tcnauco of the Integrity ot China. Tho
possession of Hawaii and the new as-
sured Isthmian canal add to Its Interest
In, Pacific questions. Japan has be-j
come a nation of the first rank, whose
.., .,,., ,
power may some time decide Asiatic
questions. Korea, no longer a "hermit
kingdom," Is being exploited, commer-
dally and politically. Already the oc-
Cttslon of one war, she may yet be the
pretext for another. Alliances between
Japan and Great Rritaln and between
Mussla and France suggest a grouping
of powers for emergencies. China Is
harassed by two rebellions, and by "a
war ot concessions" nt Pekln, In which
Germany, Great Britain and other pow
ers nro taking part Altogether, there
Is no part of the world which Is more
Interesting, and no region where his
tory Is making more rapidly, than In
the countries and Islands washed by
Since tho birth ot 10CC! Earth has
been convulsed. Guatemala, gripped
by seismic shocks, has mourned thou
sands of dead; Martinique and St Vin
cent scourged by sheets of (lame, boil
ing mud and lava, hare become funeral
pyres for Inhabitants of an entire city
nnd many Tillages; the mountains In
Chile and Argentine have shaken and
lives have been extinguished by fall
ing boulders; Southern California has
been twisted, the ground moving even
as air currents during a tornado; the
ocean In places has been dotted with
mysterious lights; abnormal rainfall
Is recorded in the United States and
life-giving showers have been denied
India. What la happening? Some
thing weird and uncanny? No. Elec
tricity Is responsible for it all. This
statement made, explanation Is In or
der. In the days of George Washing
ton disturbances as remarkable as
these were occurring, but Peter Van
Sturtevant, seated under his honey
suckle Tine, did not hear of tbtm, or if
he did. It was only of the events of
magnitude and then In a vague way,
months after the happening. To-day
Ilalph an Sturtevant his descendant
surrounded by telephone, telegraph and
(jO-mlle an hour express trains, learns
of everything within a few minutes
after It occurs. Cblmborazo In Chile
snails fire; he reads the news the next
morning. A son of the Mikado falls
downstairs; he is told of It by theypes
at evenlng-tlde. Floods sweep the
Balkan region; be sees the facts stated
on a bulletin board as he goes to the
club Therefore electricity Is responsi
ble, for great grandson Ralph Is trans
ported here nnd tuere over the earth,
whereas Peter rested content not both
ered with all the happenings of the
world, news of which came not at all
or slowly by post chaise. Does electric
ity work for the weal or woe of hu
manity? Are men and women beitcr
for this rush and hurry, which basTie
come a part of then lives since Jove's
bolts were harnessed, or does the speed
at which they live do Injury? Men's
nerves are at a sharp tension these
days. Events ore crowded Into twenty-
four l)ours which would not be In the
life's history of their ancestors. Is It
any wonder that nervous diseases are
on the Increase?
With the help of electricity In Its sim
plest form a great many tricks nnd en
tertaining feats can be performed, such
as tho following! Get a plalr sheet of '
glass about twelve Inches long by eight
wide nnd Insert It between two vol
umes, as shown In Illustration. Ttit
distance of the glass from tho table
should be about three inches. With the
help of scissors cut a number of smnll
figures, such as men, women, clowns,
animals, etc.. not higher than 1V4
Inches, out of different colored paper.
Lay tho little figures flat In a line, on
the tablq undcrneatlfl the glass. Make
a sort of 'bull of woolen, or, better yet
silk cloth, warm It a little and rub the
surface of the glass with It You will
notice Immediately bow the electricity
obtained by this process enlivens tho
little paper figures. How they stand
up nnd Jump to tbeglass celllngof their
little ballroom, to be repulsed and fnll
back, only to renew their dance. If
you stop rubbing the funny actions of
tho figures are contluued for awhile.
When the dauco Is ended the touch of
the baud on the glass Is sufficient to en'
liven the figures again,
Georgia Builds Lunlerns.
The big lantern to bo used In flu
goiernmsut lighthouse at Scotch Cape.
Alaska, has just been finished by an
Atlanta, Ga., manufacturing plant
Klondike Is American.
About 70 per cent of the population
of the Klondike Is from the United
TttTTi'ttttVTT 1 TTTTT1 VTV1 T
T I VWBI i s7 T
llnltlc tlyimi nf the Republic.
Mine eye have seen tho glory ot the
rtttnlne of tho Lord.
I ne , tramping out the vintage where the
cranes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful llghtulngs ot
his terrible, swift sword:
Ills truth Is marching ou.
t have seen hlmti the wntch-flr ot a
hundred circling cnuips;
They hire bullded him an altar in the
evening dens and damps;
I can read his righteous sentence by the
dim and fUrtng Uiups,
Ills day Is marching on.
, . . . - .. ., .
nlhrd rows ot stcelt
Al j.ou des, wtttt laf contemners, so with
j-oa my grace shall deal;
Let the hero, born ot woman, crush the
serpent with his heel,
Slnce'God is marching on.
, , . . ...
He has sounded forth tho trumpet that
thl nerer M rotret. .
iu sltllns out the llcarU ot mcn bo.
forc his judgment seat:
O, be swift, my soul, to answer hlmt be
jubilant, my feet!
Our Cod Is marching on.
In the beauty ot thelites, Christ was
born across the sea,
With a glory in Ills bosom, that trans
figures you and me;
As he died to make mcn holy, let us die
to make men free.
While God Is marching on.
-Julia Ward Howe.
Ye banks, and braes, and streams around
The castle o' Montgomery,
Green be your woods, and fair your Cow
ers, Your waters never drumllet
There simmer first untanld her robes.
And there the iangest tarry!
For there I took the last fareweel
O' my sweet Highland Mary.
How sweetly bloomed the gay green blrk.
How rich the hawthorn's blossom.
As underneath their fragrant sbado .
I clasped her to. my bosom!
The golden hours on angel wings
Flew o'er me and my dearie;
For dear to me as light and lite
Was my sweet Highland Mary.
Wi' monle a vow and locked embrace
Our parting was fu' tender;
And, pledging aft to meet again,
We tore ourselves asunder;
But O! fell death's untimely frost
That nipped my flower sae earlyl
Now green's the sod, and cauld's the clay.
That wraps my Highland Mary.
O pale, pale now those rosy Hps
I aft hae kissed sae fondly!
And closed for aye the sparkling glance
That dwelt on me sae kindlyl
And mould'rlng now In silent dnst t
That heart that lo'ed me dearlyl
But still within my bosom's core
Shall live my Highland Mary.
TRAINING COLLEGE CREWS.
"A fellow doesn't care to do much
but He around and rest when he rows
sixteen miles every day," said the
oarsman. "You see. tho 'varsity rows'
eight miles In the morning and eight
miles In the afternoon. It's pretty bard
work. When the morning work Is over
we are glad to loaf a while, and after
the row at night we nro ready to
Nevertheless, every precaution was
taken that there be no violation of dis
cipline. After "taps" the captain reg
ularly made the rounds of the bed
rooms to see that all his men were
there. It was well understood that If
a man broke training he would be tak
en from the crew, reduced from a po
sition which be bqd worked bard to
attain, be forever disgraced, nnd an
other man put In bis place. But tho
college pride of the men, their loyalty
to their friends, their determination to
win, were Btrongcr forces than all tho
threats In the world In urging them
to do their best
"I give them all they want to eat,"
said Ellis Ward, the famous old coach
of Pennsylvania. "Tbey get plain, sub
stantial food meat three times a day
If they want It chops, steak, roast
beef, and plenty of good vegetables,
but no pastry, pies, or the like, and not
too much sweet stuff. We aren't trou
bled with sickness. Last year one of
our boys bad a sprained ankle, ne was
In too much of a hurry, and Jumped
out of the wagon before it stopped
when we reached training quarters.
But be rowed In the race Just the same,
and did bis work. Tbe4 best way to
keep them from breaking training Is to
give them plenty to do." Leslie's
BRITISH INDU8TRIE8 DECLINE.
Trade VIctorle of Americans Dae to
Hlowuees of the lSnglUti.
. It Is shown by Col. M. It. Jefferds In
the London Financial News that from
1870 to 1890 the New York Central
Railroad reduced Its working expenses
per ton mile by more than 52 per cent,
while wages were Increasing, and since
1890 by 40 per cent while the English
companies have made practically no re
duction In the thirty years.
The cost for Instance, of moving a
ton pf freight one mile on the London
and Northwestern Road Is 1.33 cents
as against .235 of a cent on the New
York Central, and only .485 of a cent
on the Great Northern Road, which
runs through the thinly settled North
west The New York Central freight
charge per ton mile In 1870 was l.bS
cents, and In 1000 only .70 of a cent
In other words, tho rate to the public
on tho New York Central Is only about
half the cost to the English company
moving a ton one mile, The rate
charged on the London and Northwest
ern In 1000 was 2.34 cents per ton per
Inasmuch as the wages are much
higher on the American roads; the com
parative charges and expenses are a
significant commentary on the differ
ence In effectiveness of management
This condition Is duplicated to greater
or less extent In a very large number
of English manufacturing Industries,
Thero are many morals to a tale of
this kind, says Gunton's Magazine' but
the present purpose Is to suggest only
one. It III becomes English ninmifiw
turors nnd theoretical economists M,
elmrgo upon inula unions n dojjll
which Is so ohvlouxly the result of nu
tlqunted Industrial management! Thoji
trmlo union movement Is til most '.it
thoroughly established It) the United
States ns In England, yet wo nro out
stripping them nt nearly every point.
Tho trouble Is In the failure of English
manufacturers nnd Industrial mana
gers to keep up with thevjimrch of
ccoupiulc progress.. No syniMthy need
be wasted on their complaint of trado
unloii hampering until British capital
ists can do something better to Justify
their own economic function In tho
HIS EYES WERE OPENED.
1'eretnn Cleverly Outwitted by OctilUt
Who llmt Saved 111 lijc.luhl.
Dr. O. 0. ' records In "Tho taml
of the I.km and tho Sun" nn amusing
Instance ot Persian duplicity and
would-bo smartness. The doctor had
successfully treated n prosperous tinker
for cataract In Ixith eyes, for which ho
received tho sum of four pounds. It
was Ids opinion that tho tinker was tho
obliged iKtrty. Tho man, however, re
gretted the four pounds.
A few days later u melancholy pro
cession came to the dispensary. Tho
linker, wltli a rag of n different color
over ejich eye nnd n largo white baud
ago around bis head, was led Into thu
apartment. His rvlntivcs then Inform
1 me that through my treatment ho
mm fcu.m iuuiiij wiimi, ...... uu
come to get oncK uis iour pounds.
"Ah, sahib, dear sahib, I nm now
stone-blind," he said.
I hnd some difficulty In getting him
to remove tho bondages, but that done
I saw that his eyes were all right. I
was angry; for aside from tho man's
Ingratitude, I did uot like to be robbed
of the credit of n euro in so public n
manner. The room was full of m
tlents. My course was quickly decided
"Of course." I said, "If I have de
prived you of sight. It Is but fair that
I Bhould remunerate you nnd return
you the four pounds."
"Ah. yes. doctor sahib," be said. "If
you would give me back tho four
pounds, nnd. say. forty pounds, besides,
I should pray for you. f aud my fum
lly; wo should all proy for you."
His family and supporters all chimed
In with, "Yes. yes. he spoken well!"
"Very good. If you spokethe truth."
I said. "Hut (turning to the bystand
ers) what ought to bo done to the man
who comes hero with a lie lu his
mouth? This man Is a liar. Ho seen
The baker grasped tho table aud
"Ah." I shouted, "you dog! 1 will en
lighten your eyes," saying which I
opened nn old amputating ense nnd
seizing n glittering knife of large size.
I brandished It In his race. He flinch
ed, nnd nimbly turning, ran out tho
door and down the stairs, pursued by
my servants and ns maqy others as
"Stop thief!" I shouted from tho oix-n
window. The cry resounded nlong the
crowded bazaar. Every Idler took It
up. every hand nnd every stick was
turned on tho flying man. He was
caught and bis clothing torn to rags
by the seething mob.
I shouted to him nnil asked him If he
"O sablb. sahib." he replied, "through
your kindness I sec'! Indeed, 1 do!"
ART OF KEEPING COOL.
Common Hcnso Gltea Immunity from
With the summer comes the annual
ly recurring warning from health
boards, cold-blooded scientific societies
nnd Independent order of iiever-swvnts
ngalnst tho folly Of courting bent pros
tration. Reduced to its uIumeutM, tho
advice-of these wlsu men us to thu con
duct of life during tho heated term
Is simple aud Intelligible. Kevp cool;
don't get excited; don't cut anything
that Is heating; don't drink uuytulug.
that Is cooling; wear chiefly u broad
smile and a wet spongo on tho head;
don't move nor brouthe except when
absolutely necessary such are n fow of
tho minor maxims of hot air philosophy
din lied up from year to year for thu
consumption of sweltering musses In
the great cities. Of all cants that aro
canted during the silly season, surely
the cant of keeping cool Is the most ag
gravating. Thero Is really no mystery in the mut
ter, little occasion for promulgation of
wise saws and modern Instances, no
cnnsiimlnir nubile dun I re for dependence.
upon anything but native horse sense
for Immunity from bcut exhaustion una
sunstroke. A reasonable degree of pro-
caution', such as would occur naturally
to every citizen oppressed by undue ex-1 "i Jmrdly expected that you would,
cess of temperature, may be depended You most keep on until you do. Horo
upon to tide over tho brief emergency nro your wngos." Ho handed each ot
without inter of tomed thorn Uln" youam.
physical nourishment and solace. Tho j-j
life-giving sun Is humanity's greatest , Hg wavcd his hand, and thoy scam
boon and most faithful sustaluer, even pored away downstairs Ilka so many
when pouring a superabundance of bent rats, and ,wo heard their shrill volcos
rays from the zenith. ! noxt moment In tho stroet.
Dealing with cstlval temperature Is, "Thorp's moro work to bo got out of
o. ti iario nn nffnlr of timinerl n of tIl0ae "u, weara than out of
after all, largely an affair of temper. , a (,oz(m of U)0 forco HolmCB fe,
anient and locality, to be adjusted from mBT)(etL "Tho morn sight of an official
day to day In accordance with over- i(,0klng person soals men's Hps. Thoso
changing and rarely repented condl- youngsters, howovor, go .evorywhoro
tlons. A slmplo and Bane philosophy of nnd hear everything, Thoy aro as
common sense Is the surest refuge sharp as noodles, too; all thoy want
when the mercury mounts Into tho , lc .f? DrIxton ca80 that you
nineties, no less than In graver exlgcn- aro omployln( thom?" I asked,
cles on this mundane sphere. Phlladel- j 'yes; thoro Is a point which I wish
phla Record. to ascortnln. It Is moroly a mattor of
; tlmo. Hal loo I we aro going to hoar
Treasures of tho British Museum. 80m0 nows now with a vengoancn!
Among tho many costly treasures to ' jjore Is Grogson coming down tho
bo found In tho llrltlsh Museum Is tho road with beatltudo wrltton upon ov
"Maluz Psalter," tho second hook ory feature of his faco. Round for us,
known to have been printed that bears know. Yes, ho Is stopping- Thero ho
n date, ami wuicu is vaiuea ui id.uou.
Tho books printed by G'axton repre
sent to tho museum a rortuno In tliem
selves, whllo the Elgin murbles repre
sent an enormous value only to bo es-
(Imni..! In ,nllll.na Tim lliantfn utnim
might fetch anything from 100,000 to
f2,,000 and tho Nineveh bulls with
humau heads would bo cheap nt 50,'
Throe Hundred Degrees ot Cold.
Fahrenheit, by tho action of suit on
Ice, secured what was then thought to
be tho lowest temperature attainable
nnd used It as the basis of his thermom
eter; but now, through tho uso of lique
fied gases, a temperature of 800 degrees
Fahrenheit Is easily produced.
T T ?i !f iT iT ifc H T it lift T tfi r!V
1 A STULm
BY A. CONAN DJtYLE.
The papers next day wero full ot tho
"Brixton Mystery." ns they termed It.
Each had n long account of tho nf
ftlr. nnd somu had lwulors upon It In
Thoro was soma Information In thorn
which was now to mo. 1 still retain In
my scrap book numerous clpplugs nnd
extrncts boarlng upon tho ensu.
Hero Is n condensation ot a fow or
Tho Dally Tulegrnph remnrhod that
In tho history of crlmo there had sol
dom beon a tragedy which presented
Tho Gorman immo ot tho victim,
tho nbsonco ot nil motlvo nnd tho sln
Ihtor Inscription on tho wall nil point
ed to Its perpetration by political
lefugees and revolutionists.
The Socialists hnd many brnnches
In America, and tho deceased had, no
doubt. Infringed tholr uuwrltton laws
nnd been trnckod down by thorn.
After alluding airily to tho Vehm
gorleht, aqua tofnno, Carbonari, tho
Mnrchloness do Ilrlnvllllors, tho Dar
winian theory, tho principles of Mnl
thus nnd tho Rntcllff Highway mur
(Bnn'K (ho KOVOrUIlcnt ml navncatlng
dors, tho nrtlclo concluded by ndmnn
. ft closor watch over forotRnors in ttng
Tho Standard commented upon the
fact thnt lawlosa outrages of tho sort
usually -occurred undor n Liberal ad
ministration. Thoy nroso from tho unsettling t
the minds of tho masses nnd tho con
scijupnt weakening of nil authority.
Tho deceased was nu American gen
tlomnn who had been residing for
somo wcoks In tho metropolis. Ho hdn
stayed at tho boardlng-houso off Mine.
Charpentler, In Torquay Terrace,
Ho was nccompanlod In his tfnvcls
by his private secretary, Mr. Josoph
S Linger son. Tho two bid ndleu to their
landlady upon Tuesday, tho 4th Inst.,
and departed to Huston station with
tho avowed Intention of catching tho
Liverpool express. They wcro armr
ward sefn together on tho platform.
Nothing mora Is known of thorn unJchnnco, howevor small It may seem
.. t... ... I "T n nran 1 m nil nntti nv ! llfllft
ill Mr. Drebbor's body was. as re
corded, discovered In an empty homo
In tho Iirlxton road, many miles from
How he came thero. or how ho met
bis fate, aro questions which nro still
Involved in mystery.
Nothing Is known of tho wherc
nhouts of Stangersnn. Wo aro glad
to learn that Mr. Lostrndo nnd Mr
Gregsnn, of Scotland Yard, nro both
engaged upon the raso, and It Is con
fidently anticipated that theso well
known officers will speedily throw
light upon tho matter.
Tho Dally News observed that there
was no doubt as to tho crlmo bolng n
polltlcnl one. Tho despotism nnd hat
red of Liberalism which animated
tho Continental governments hnd had
tho effect of driving to our shores n
number of men who might havo made
excellent citizens wcro they not soured
by tho recollection of all they hnd un
dergone. Among theso men thero was n
stringent codo of honor any Infringe
ment of which wnn punished "by death.
Evory effort Bhould bo mado to
find tho secretary. Stangerson, and to
ascortnln some particulars of tho hab
its of the deceased. -
A great step had been gained by the
dlscovory of tho address of tho houso
nt which he had boarded, ,n rosult
which wns entirely duo to tho acute
noss and onorgy of Mr, Orogion, of
Sherlock Holmes and I road thoso
notices over together at breakfast,
and they appoared to afford him con'
"I told you that, whntover hnpponei!,
I.estrade and Grogson would bo suro
"That depends on how It turns out.
"Oh. hloss you. It doosn t mattor In
tho least. If tho mnn Is caught. It will
bo on account of tholr ojertlons; If he
oscapes, it will he In flplto of elr ox
croons. It's bonds I win, tnlls you
lose. Whatever they do. thoy will havo
followers. A foql always finds a big
ger fool to ndmlro him,"
"What on onrtli Is this?" t cried, for
0 this moment thoro camo tho pattor
Ing of many steps In tho hnll nnd o.i
uu stairs, accompanied by audlblo ot
pieslons ot disgust on tho part of our
"It's tho Uakor-strcct division of the
dttectlvo pollco force," sold my com
panion, gravoly; nnd ns ho spoke
thdro rushed Into tho room half n do.
en of tho dirtiest nnd most raggcl
slretf arahs that ovor I clapped eyes
'"Tontlon!" crlod Holmes, In , a
sharp tone nnd tho six dirty scoun
drels stood In a lino llko so many dis
reputable statuettes. "In future you
1 shall send up Wiggins nlono to report,
and the rest of you must wait In tho
street. Havo you found It, Wiggins?"
'K7n el, xun titiln'f " nnbl nnn nf Ihn
f ... . . . , b
and In n fow seconds the falr-halrcd
dctectlvo came up tho Btalrs throo
stops at ft tlmo, and buret Into our
My doar follow," ho cnotf, wringing
clcaV ' W''1C
' A Bliado of anxiety seomou 10 mo io
cross my companion's exproBslvo face,
"Do you mean that you are on tho
right track?" ho asked.
Tho right trncKi wny, sir, wo navo
the man undor lock and key I"
'And his namo Is?"
"Arthur Charpontlor. sub-lieutenant
In hor majesty's navy,'' cried Gregson,
pompously, rubbing his fat hands and
j -fluting his chest.
Sherlock Holmer gave a sigh of re
lict nntl relaxed Into n smile.
"Tnko t sent nnd try ono ot tltmo
cigars," hu said. "Wu nru nnxloun to
know how you managed It. Will you
havo Boino whisky nnd water?"
"t don't mlnti If I'do," tho detective
answered. "Tho tromemloun nxcrtloni
which I havo gouu tlmnigli during tho
mni uny ur two nnyo "OKI inu out
Not an much bodily omirllou. you tin
derstnnd, us tho strain upon tho mind
You will upproclntn that. Mn Sher
lock Holmes, for wo tiro both hrnln
"You do mo too much honor," snlil
Holme, gravely, "Let tin honr how
you arrived nt this most gratifying
Tho dotectlvo seated himself In th
nimchntr and puffed complacently nt
his cigar. Then suddenly ho shipped
uis tniKli lu u paroxysm of ntunuo
mcnt. "Tim fun of It Is," ho cried, "thnt
thnt fool Lostrndo. who thinks him
self so siuiiit, has Ratio off upon tho
wrong track altogether. Hu Is after
tho secretary. Stangerson. who hud no
moro to do with tho crlmo tlmn thu
bnho unborn. I havo nn doubt thnt
h( has caught hi in by this tlmo."
Tho Idea tickled O reason an much
that ho IniiEhtcd until ho choked.
"And how did you get your cluo?"
"Ah, I'll tell you nil about It. Of
course, Dr. Watson, this Is strictly be
tween ourselvos. Tho first difficulty
which wo hnd to contend with was tho
finding ot this Americans nntocel
outs. Somo people, would have waited
until their advertisements worn nn
swered or until parties camo forward
and volunteered Information. That Is
not Tobias Grogson'n wny of tfoing
to work. You rcmombor tho hat ho
stile tho dead man?"
"Yes." said Holmes, "by John Un
derwood & Sons, ' 130 Camborwoll
Gregson looked qultn crestfallen.
"I hnd no Idea that you notlcwl
thnt." ho aald. "Havo you been thore?"
"Ha!" cried Gregson, In n relieved
volco. "you should nover negl't a
To a great mind nothing Is little."
remarked Holmos, sontentlously.
"Well. I went to Undnrwood and
asked him If ho had sold a hat of that
slto and description. He looked over
his books nnd camo on It nt once. n
had sent the hat to a Mr. Drebbor. re
siding at Chnrpentlor's boarding es
tablishment, Torquay Torraco. Thus
I got at his address."
"Smart very smart." murmurid
"I next called upon Mndamo Chir
pontler." continued tho dctectlvo. "I
found her very palo and distressed.
Her daughtor wns in tho room, too
an uncommonly fine girl sho Is too.
she was looking red about tho ayes,
and hor Hps trembled ns t spoke to
her. That didn't escape my notice. I
begnn to smell n rat. You know tho
feeling, Mr Sherlock Holmos, whnn
you onco camo upon the right scent
a kind of thrill In your nerves. 'Have
you hoard ot the mystorlotts death of
ycur lato brother. Mr, Enoch J. Drob
her. of Clovelnnd?" I nskod.
Tho mother nodded. Sho didn't
Bcom to get out n word. Tho dnughtfr
burst Into tenrs. I felt mora tlmn ever
thnt thoso people knew something nf
"At what O'clock did Mr. Drebbor
leavo your house for tho train' I
"'At 8 o'clock.' sho snld. gulping
In her throat to keep down her agita
tion. 'His secretary, Mr. Stangerson
said thnt thoro wore two trains one
at 9: IS and ono at 11. He was to
catch tho first.'
" 'And was that the last which yon
aw of him?'
"A tcrrlhlo chnnge came over tho
woman's face ns I asked the question.
Hor features turned perfectly livid. It
was somo seconds bofore she could
got out tho slnglo word 'Yes,' nnd
when It did coma It was In a husky,
"There was silence for n moment,
and then tho daughtor spoko In n
calm, clear volco.
"'No good can ovor comn of false
hood, mother,' sho said, 'Let us he
flank with tho gentleman. Wo did soe
Mr. Drebbor again.'
"'God forglvo you!' cried Mndnmo
Charpontler, throwlog up her hands
nnd sinking back In hqr chair. 'You
havo murdorcd your brother!'
"'Arthur would rather that wo
spoko tho truth,' the girl nnswored,
"You hnd host toll mo nil nbout It
now,' I said, 'Half confidences aro
worse thnn none. Ilosld,es, you do not
know how much we know of It'
"'On your bond ho It. Alice!' cried
bor mother; nnd thon, turning to mo.
'I will toll you alt, sir. Do not Imagine
that my agitation on bchnlf of my son
arises from any fear lost he should
havo had a hand In this torrlblo nffatr.
Ho Is uttorly Innocent of It. My dread
Is, however, thnt lu your oyee and in
tho oyes of others ho may appear to
bo compromised. That, howovor, is
suroly Impossible. Ills high character,
his profession, his antecedents would
all forbid It"
"'Your boBt way Is to mnko n clonn
breast of tho facts." I nnswored. 'De-
pond upon It, If your eon Is Innocent,
ho will bo nono tno worse
" 'Perhaps, Allco you had bettor
leavo ua together,' sho Bald, and hnr
daughter withdraw, 'Now, sir,' Bho
continued, '1 had no Intention of toll
ing you all tills, hut ultico my poor
daughter has disclosed It I havo no
alternative. Having onco decided to
speak, I will tell you all without omit
ting any particular.'
"'It Is your wisest courso,' said I,
"'Mr, Drobbor bus boon with ud
nearly thrco wcoks. Ho and his boc
ictary, Mr. Stangorson, had boon trav
eling on tho Continent. I noticed a
"Coponhngcn" labol upon each of their
trunks, showing thnt that hnd been
their last stopping plnco, Stangcrsmi
was n quiet, rosorved man, but his cm
ployer, I am sorry to say, wns far
cthorwlso. Ho vas conrso In hit) hab
its nnd brutish In his ways. Tho very
night of his nrrlvnl ho becamn very
much tho worse for drink, and, In
deed, nfter 12 o'clock In tho ilny ho
could hardly over bo said to ho eohor,
Ills manners toward tho mnld servant
wcro disgustingly freo und familiar.
Worst of all, ho spoodlly nasumed tho
sumo .manner toward my daughtor,
Allco, nnd upoko to hor moro than
onco In a way which, fortunntoly, sho
is top, Innocent to undorBtand. On ono
occasion ho actually soheil hor In hie
arms and embraced hor an outrage
which cauBod his own socrotary to re
proach him for his unmanly conduct'
"nut why do you Btand all this?' 1
OBkod. I suppose that you can got rH
of your boardors Whon you wish.'
"Mrs, Charpontler blushed at ray
"'Would to God that I had fctvon
Jilm notlu, on thn very day he camo,'
nun 9411U.. uuir il wan n mnn lumpiM
Hon. Thny wiirojmylng 11 pound ft day
ouch n paiindn 11 wuelt, und thin Is n
slack season. 1 nm 11 widow, nnd my
hoy In tho navy has cost mo much, 1
urudKOd to losd tho money, I ncttytfnr
thn bust. This last was too ..much,
1 owover, nnd I navo him notice to
leavo on account of It. That was thn
reason of his going,'
'"My heart grow light whon I saw
him drlvo away, My sou Is ou leave
Just now, but I did not toll him any
thing ot this, for his temper Is violent
and ho la passionately fund of his sis
ter. Whon I closed tho door behind
them n load omo.. to bo lifted from
my mind, outs! In loss than nn hour
thoro wan a ring nt tho bell, and I
Unrnod thnt Mr. Drabber hnd ru-
ftiD-itod. Ho vfas much oxeltoi! and
rvidflntiy tno worse ror urinif. nn
frrrod Ida way Into thn room whoro I
wns sitting with my daughter and
mnilo somo, Incoherent remark about
having mlsnod his train. Ho thou
turned to Allco, and, boforo my very
faco, proposed to hor thnt she Bhould
lly with htm. "You nro of ago," ho
mid, "nnd thoro la no law to slop you.
1 havo tuonoy enough, nnd to spara.
Nover mind the old girl hero, hut
comn along with mo now straight
nwny, You whalt Hvo llko a prlncoss."
Poor Allco wan no frightened that sho
clirank nwny from him, but ha caught
lic-r by tho wrlnt and ondonvorod to
to draw her toward thn door. I
screamed, und nt that moment my sou
rthur camo Into tho room. What
hnppenod then I do not know, I
heard oaths nnd confined sounds of n
fcullle. 1 was ton terrified to raise my
head, When 1 did look up I saw Arthur
standing In tho doorway laughliiK,
with a stick In his hand. "I don't
think thnt linn follow will trouble us
main," ho snld. "I will Just go after
him nnd boo what ha does with him
self." With those words ho took his
list nnd stnrtod off down tho street.
Tho noxt morning wo hoard of Mr.
Drobber'B mysterious death.'
"This statement onmo from Mrs.
Chnrpnntler's Hps with many gasps
and pauses. At times alio spoke rn
low thnt I could hardly cntch thn
words. I mado shorthand notes of all
thBt sho snld, however, so thnt thoro
cnutd ho no possibility of a mistake.'
"It's quite exciting," snld Sherlock
Holmes, with a yawn. 'What hap
"When Mrs. Charpontler paused."
tho detective continued. "I snw thnt
the whnlo casn hung on ono point.
Kiting her with my oyo In a wny
which I always found effective with
women, I asked her at what hour her
" 'I do not know,' she answered,
" 'Not know?'
"'No; ho has a latch koy nnd lot
"'After you. wont to bed?'
" 'Yon.' i
"'When did you go to bod?'
" 'About eleven.'
" "So your son wns gone at least two
" 'Possibly four or five?'
" 'What was ho doing during that
"'I do not know,' Bho nnswered.
turning whllo to hor very Hps.
(To t coattnuj.t.)
Thin tin That May
tnloroat you, N
In intatin of cront concern, and
whlrli mutt lu doiio, the-o Is no surer
argument ot n uuak 111 1 ml than Irresolu
A Tippecanoe monument wilt ho
erected In memory of General William
Henry llarrUon's defeat ot Ills ravage
adversary, TocuniHeh, Novombcr 11,
181 1, nt llio confluence of tho Tippeca
noe and Wulmsli rlveis In Indiana.
Congress Is to 1h asked to appropriate
Tho White Star lino steamer Codrlc,
1,000 tons, the largest liner afloat,
was suot-esafiilly launched nt Del fast a
few days ago. Her currying rapacity is
18,400 tons, and tho has nmunmoda
tlons for 3,000 pafscngcrs. It la said
thu Codili will bo ready for service In
Ilerr Most, the unnrchlst, who lias
enjoyed an international exporlonre of
prisons, Bums it up in the epigram;
"The freer tho country tho Morso tho
Jail," "I was first imprisoned In Aus
tria," ho Bays. 'Thero I waa treated
like a gentleman. In Germany they
set mo to work nt book binding, That
was easy. In I-oiulon thoy mado mo
pick oakum, That was very hard. Tho
first time I wns imprisoned In Aniorlcu
I had to flro a furnaco. That was
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