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I BY A. CONAN DOYLE. CHAPTER II Continued. "From a drop of water," aald the writer, "a logician could Infer the pos sibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having Been or heard of one or the other. So all life is a great chain, the nature of which is known whenever we are shown a single link of it. Like all other arts, the science of deduction and analysis is one which can only be acquired by long and pa tient study, nor is life long enough to allow any one mortal to attain the highest possible perfection In it. Be fore turning to those moral and mental aspect of the matter which present the greatest difficulties, let the inquirer begin by mastering more elementary problems. Let him, on meeting a fel low mortal, learn at a glance to dis tinguish the history of the .man, and the trade or profession to which he be longs. Peurile as such an exercise may seem, it sharpens the faculties of ob servation and teaches one where to ook and what to look for. By a man's finger nails, by his coat sleeve, by his boot, by his trouser knees, by the cal losities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt cuffs by each of these things a man's call ing is plainly revealed. That all unit ed should fail to enlighten the com petent inquirer in any case is almost Inconceivable." "What ineffable twaddle!" I cried, slapping the magazine down on the table, "I never read such rubbish in my life." "What Is it?" asked Sherlock Holmes. "Why, this article," I said, pointing at it with my egg spoon as I sat down to my breakfast. "I see that you have read It, since you have marked it. I don't deny that it Is smartly written. It irritates me though. It is evidently the theory of same arm-chair lounger who evolves all these neat little para doxes in the seclusion of his own study. It is not practical. I should like to see him clapped down in a third-class carriage on the Under ground, and asked to give the trades of all of his fellow travelers. I would lay a thousand to one against him." "You would lose your money," Sher lock Holmes remarked calmly. "As for the article, J wrote it myself." "You!" "Yes; I have a turn both for obser vation and for deduction. The theories which I have expressed there, and which appear to you to be so chimeri cal, are really extremely practical so practical that I depend upon them for my bread and cheese." "And how?" I asked involuntarily. "Well, I have a trade of my own. I suppose I am the only one in the world. I'm a consulting detective, if you can understand what that is. Here in London we hare lots of government detectives, and lots of private ones. When these fellows are at fault they come to me, and I manage to put them on the right scent They lay all the evidence before me, and I am gen erally able, by the help of my knowl edge of the history of crime to set them straight. There Is a strong fam ily resemblance about misdeeds, and if you have all the details of a thousand at your finger ends, it is odd if you can't unravel the thousand and first. Lestrade Is a well-known detective. He got himself into a fog recently over a forgery case, and that was what brought him here." "And these other people?" "They are mostly sent out by private inquiry agencies. They are all people who are in trouble about something, and want a little enlightening. I listen to their story, they listen to my com mentSj and then I pocket my fee." "But do you mean to say," I said, "that without leaving your room you can unravel some knot which other men can make nothing of, although they have seen every detail for them selves ?" "Quite so. I have a kind of intuition that way. Now and again a case turns up which is a little more complex. Then I have to bustle about and see things with my own eyes. You see, I have a lot of special knowledge which I apply to the problems, and which fa cilitates matters wonderfully. Those rules of deduction laid down in that article which aroused your scorn are invaluable to me in practical work. Observation, with me, is second na ture. You appeared to be surprised when I told you, on our first meeting, that you had come from Afghanistan." "You were told, no doubt." "Nothing of the sort. I knew you came from Afghanistan. From long habit the train of thought ran so swift ly through my mind that I arrived at the conclusion without being conscious of Intermediate steps. There were such steps, however. The train of reason ing ran: 'Here is a gentleman of a medical type, but with the air of a mil itary man. Clearly an army doctor, then. He has Just come from the tropics, for his face Is dark, and that is not the natural tint of his skin, for his wrists are fair. He has undergone hardship and sickness, as his haggard face says clearly. His left arm has been injured. He holds it in a stiff and unnatural manner. Where in the tropics could an English army doctor seen much hardship and got his arm wounded? Clearly in Afghanistan." The whole train of thought did not occupy a second. I then remarked that you came from Afghanistan, and yon were astonished." "It is simple enough as you explain It," I said, smiling. "You remind me of Edgar Allen Poe's Dupln. I had no idea that such individuals did exist outside of stories." Sherlock Holmes rose and lighted his pipe. "No doubt yon think that you are complimenting me in comparing me to Dupin," he observed. "Now, in my opinion Dupln was a very inferior fel low. That trick of his of breaking in on his friend's thoughts with an apro pos remark after a quarter of an hour's silenca is really very showy and super ficial. Us bad sows analytical genius. tf!af -If no doubt; but he was by no means such a phenomenon as Poe appeared to imagine." "Have you read Gaboriau's works?" I asked. "Does Lecoq coma up to your idea of a detective?" Sherlock Holmes sniffed sardonical ly. "Lecoq was a miserable blunderer," he said in an angry voice; "he had only one thing to recommend him, and that was his energy. That book made me positively ill.'" "The question was how to identify an unknown prisoner. I could have done it in twenty-four hours. Lecoq took six months or so. It might be made a text book for detectives to teach them what to avoid." I felt rather indignant at having two characters whom I had admired treat ed in this cavalier style. I walked over to the window and stood looking out into the busy street. "This fellow .may be very clever," I said to myself, ''but he is certainly very conceited." ."There are no crimes and no crim inals in these days," he said, queru lously. "What is the use of having brains In our profession? I know well that I have it in me to make my name famous. No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done. And what Is the result? There is no crime to detect, or, at most, some bungling vlllany with a motive so transparent that even a Scotland Yard official can see through it." I was still annoyed at his bumptious style of conversation. I thought it best to change the topic. "I wonder what that fellow is look ing for?" I asked, pointing to a stal wart, plainly dressed individual who was walking slowly down the other side of the street, looking anxiously at the numbers. He had a large blue en velope in his hand, and was evidently the bearer of a message. "You mean the retired sergeant of marines," said Sherlock Holmes. "Brag and bounce!" thought I to my self. "He knows that I cannot verify his guess." The thought had hardly passed through my mind when the man whom we were watching caught sight of the number on our door and ran rapidly across the roadway. We heard a loud knock, a deep voice below and heavy steps ascending the stair. "For Mr. Sherlock Holmes," he said, stepping into the room and handing my friend the letter. Here was an opportunity of taking the conceit out of him. He little thought of this when he made that ran dom shot. "May I ask, my lad," I said, blandly, "what your trade may be?" "Commissionaire, sir," he said, gruff ly. "Uniform away for repairs." "And you were," I asked, with a slightly malicious glance at my com panion. "A sergeant, sir; Royal Marine Light Infantry, sir. No answer? Right sir." He clicked his heels together, raised his hand in a salute and was gone. CHAPTER III. I confess that I was considerably startled by this fresh proof of the practical nature of my companion's theories. My respect for his powers of anal ysis Increased wondrously. There still remained some lurking suspicion in my mind, however, that the whole thing was a prearranged episode, in tended to dazzle me, though what earthly object he could have in taking me In was past my comprehension. When I looked at him he had fin ished reading the note, and his eyes assumed the vacant, lack luster ex pression which showed mental ab straction. "How in the world did you deduce that?" I asked. "Deduce what?" said he, petulantly. "Why, that he was a retired ser geant of marines." T have no time for trifles," he re plied brusquely; then, with a amile, "Excuse my rudeness. You broke the thread of my thoughts; but perhaps it is just as well. So you actually were not able to see that the man was a sergeant of marines." "No, Indeed." "It was easier to know it than to explain why I know It If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of that fact. Even across the street I could see a great blue anchor tattooed on the back of the fellow's hand. That smacked of the sea. He had a mili tary carriage, however, and regulation side whiskers. There we have the marine. He was a man with some amount of self-importance and a cer tain air of command. You must have observed the way in which he held his head and swung his cane. A steady, respectable, middle-aged man, too, on the face of him all facts which led me to believe that he had been a ser geant" . "Wonderful!" I ejaculated. "Commonplace," said Holmes, though I thought from his expression that he was pleased at my evident surprise and admiration. "I said just now that there were no criminals. It appears that I am wrong look at this!" He threw me over the note which the commissionaire had brought "Why," I cried ss I cast my eye over it, "this is terrible!" "It does seem to be a little out of the common," he remarked calmly. "Would you mind reading it to me aloud?" This is the letter which I read to him: "My Dear Mr. Sherlock Holmes There has been a bad business during the night at 3 Laurtston Gardens, off tha Brixton road. Our man on tb beat saw a light there about 2 "a the morning, and as the house was an empty one, Buspected something was amiss. He found the door open and in the front room, which is bare ot fur ture, discovered the body of a gentle man, well dressed and having cards in his pocket bearing the name of 'Enoch J. Drebber, Cleveland, Ohio, U. 8. A.' There had been no robbery, nor is there any evidence as to how the man met his death. There are marks of blood in the room, but there is no wound upon his person. We are at a loss as to how he came into the empty house; indeed, the whole affair is a puzzler. If you can come round to the house any time before 12 you will find me there. I have left everything in statu quo until I hear from you. If you are unable to come I shall give' you fuller details, and would esteem it a great kindness if you would favor me with your opinion. Yours faithful ly, TOBIAS GREGSON.'.' "Gregson is the smartest of the Scotland Yarders," my friend re marked. "He and Lestrade are the pick of a bad lot. They are both quick and energetic, but conventional shocking ly so. They have their knives into each other, too. They are as Jealous as a pair of professional beauties. There will be some fun over this case if they are both put upon the scent." I was amazed at the calm, way in which he rippled on. "Surely there Is not a moment to be lost," I cried; "shall I go and order you a cab?" "I am not sure about whether I shall go. I am the .most incurably lazy dev il that ever Btood in shoe leather that Is, when the fit Is on me, for I can be spry enough at times." "Why; it is just such a chance as you have been longing for." "My dear fellow, what does It mat ter to me? Suppose I unravel the whole matter, you may be sure that Gregson, Lestrade & Co. will pocket all the credit. That comes of being an unofficial personage." "But he begs you to help him." "Yes. He knows that I am his su perior, and acknowledges it to me; but he would cut his tongue out before he would own It to any third person. However, we may as well go and have a look. I shall work it out on my own hook. I may have a laugh at them, If I have nothing else. Come on!" He hustled on his overcoat, and bus tled about in a way that showed that an energetic fit had superseded the apathetic one. "Get your hat," he said. "You wish me to come?" "Yes, if you have nothing better to do." A minute later we were both in a hansom, driving furiously for the Brixton road. It was a foggy, cloudy morning, and a dun-colored veil hung over the house tops, looking like the reflection of the mud colored streets beneath. My companion was in the best of spirits, and prattled away about Cre mona fiddles, and the difference be tween a Stradlvarius and an Amati. As for myself, I was silent, for the dull weather and the .melancholy busi ness upon which we were engaged de pressed my spirits. "You don't seem to give much thought to the matter in hand," I said at last interrupting Holmes' musical disquisition. "No data yet," he answered. "It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the Judgment." "You will have your data soon." I remarked, pointing with my finror, "this is the Brixton road, and that Is the house, if I am not very much mis taken." "So it is. Stop, driver, stop!" We were still a hundred yards or so from It, but he insisted upon our alighting, and we finished our Journey upon foot. (To be continued.) ' A Crushing Reply. Referring to the "Pulpit and Tew" question raised by Dr. Horton's in teresting experiment, a North Loudon minihter writes: "I think we ministers rather relinh criticism, but we got too little of it." One rcalls in this connection the story of the young minister walking home with one of the eldurs ufttr the deliverance of his first sermon. After some moments' silence the latter ob served: "You were not long." "I am very glad to hear you say so," replied the youthful cleric; "I was afraid I was tedious." "Oh." was the crushing replv, "you were tedious." Westminster Gazette. Speaking of Royalty. Damocles had been invited to dine with the King of Syracuse, On taking his seat he instantly saw the sword hanging by a hair above his head. "I suppose," he said to the king, "yon call that the hair apparent." Dionyeius, pretending to seo no humor in the remark, replied: "I don't know about that, my boy; but if it falls upon yonr head it will make some crown prints." This shows that the ancients weie not aver e to joking, even under trying circumstances. New York Times. Unification. "Sectional lins are vanishing. Soon there will be no north, no south, no eat-t, no west!" "Yes; I suppose it's only a queetion of time until they p-t up a torporation big enough to own the whole country. Puck. The Largest Dome. The largest dome in the world is that of the Lutheran church at Wairaw. Its interior diameter is 200 feet. That of the British museum library is 130 feet. Oa the Move, "Thev have two servants." "Huh I That's nothing. Ws usually have two in our house one going snd on coming." Philadelphia Press. EVENTS OP THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. A Comprtheniivs Review of the Important Happening! of the Put Week, Presented In a Condensed Form, which li Most Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many Readers Rumor has it that the king of Siam has been assassinated. A cyclone destroyed 42 houses at Pompri, province of Kurak, killing 22 people. Senor Sagasta, in an interview, announces that he is about to retire from public life. Rohl, of Munich, Bavaiia, beat the world's six-hour bicycle lecord at Fried ran Sunday. He averaged 38 miles an hour. Commodore Joseph Montgomery, the Confederate naval officer who nearly captured Grant during the Civil war, died at Chicago Sunday. Dr. William M. Bradshcar, president of the Iowa State collt ge at Ames, and former president of the National Edu cational association, died Tuesday of nervous prostration. The circuit court of Cuyahoga county Iiub dissolved an injunction against the Cleveland city council, which prevent ed that body from transacting business becfuge of alleged illegality and the in auguration of a 3-cent street car fare. Former President Steyn, of the Or ange Freo State, is reported to be in very bad health. He has gone to The Hague to meet President Kruger. An explanatory note "-issued by the Russian minister of finance states that Russia will regard as a violation of treaty the proposed American counter vailing sugar duties. At Helena, Mont., a" lone highway man hold up Samuel Trevis and James Randall, and after he had robbed them, compelled Trevis to stop a street car. tie a handkerchief over his face and go through the car. Whitelaw Reid, special ambassador to great Britain, has teturned. The Shenandoah collieries may star! np under the protection of troops A Chicago woman lias been arrested for starving nine infants to death. Striking anthracite coal miners say incompetent men are being sent into the mines. The Santa Fe railroad has it-sued a circular granting an increase of wages to the carmen. There is good reason to believe that the United States will secure a coaling station on the west coast of Africa. Press censorship in Russia has been vigilant and exacting since the assass ination of the minister of the interor. In a collision between a passenger train and street car at Terre Haute, hid., three persons were fatally, six seriously and two.slightly injured. Therejis strong talk in Jamaica of annexation to the United States. Robliers at Astoria bound and gagged a man on a fishing scow and secured MOO. ' The Vatican proposes a gradual with drawal of the friars from the Philip pines. A Salt Lake mining man shot and fatally woundedtwo persons and then killed himself. The Seattle steamer Jessie Benning has been sold to the Colombian govern ment for 08,000. Troops will remain in Shenandoah, Fa., where tho recent riots occurred, until the strike is ended. A secret organization in Tayabas pro vince, Philippine islands, has been up rooted by the constabulary. The cruiser Brooklyn, which con veyed the remains of the late Lord Pauncefote to England, has returned. An explosion in a colliery in New South Wales resulted in the death of at lea3t 100 persons. The Louisiana Purchase Expositi-'n company has secured an additional 50 acres of land for use in the St. Louis fair. A tidal wave in Costa Rica, following severe earthquakes, frightened hun dreds of residents aud caused consider able damage. $400 Gift for Children at Portland Cirnivil Children's Day at the Fortland Elks' Carnival will be Sept. 12, the last day but one of the great street fair. On that occasion a pretty Shetland pony with an up-to-date cart and harness will be given to some lucky boy or girl who is present. The pony has been given by Dr. W. A. Wiie and the cart is from Studebaker's. Besides this equipment, it is probable thata saddle, together with a handsomely embroid ered saddle cloth will be given with the pony. Prize lby day will be Sept. 5. William C. Whitney, of New York, has given a handsome house and lot to the physician who attended Mrs. Whit- ' ney in her long illnses. Turners in convention at Davenport, I la., defeated a proposition to admit j women to membership and urged taxa ' tion of churrh property. St. Louis snd Mstern capitalists have organized to build a bridge over the Mississippi at St. Iiuis and a new de pot in the heart of the city. , OUTLAW TRACY DEAD Spokane, Aug 6. Harry Tracy is dead The notorious criminal, convict, outlaw, deseprado and multi-murderer committed suicide last evening, after being shot twice by his pursuers. His body was found at an early hour this morning, cold and dead, lying face upward, and the hands still caressing the famous 30-30 rifle and 45-calibre Colt's revolver. The resting place was in a wheat .field near the Eddy home, where Tracy spent the last few days, and whither he had been tracked by his hunters. The body was taken to Davenport, udner care of Sheriff Gardner of Lin coin county. Its disposition will be decided later by the officials in chargp FIGHT OVER JAPS. British Columbia and Dominion Governments In Serious Controversy. Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 6. British Columbia has started on a battle for provincial rights against the Dominion government. The Japanese have caused the conflict. For many sessions past private members of the legislature have introduced bills to prevent the employ ment of Chinese and Japanese on pub lic works granted franchises by the As' sembly. As fast as the bills became acts, the federal government disallowed them. Last session the provincial govern ment took a hand in the game. It passed an act based on the Natal act and perhaps going one better than any measure of a private member. TheOt tawa authorities have answered this defiance in the same way as the others But this is more serious. The Duns nuur government ' will not,., it is thought, consent to be sat upon in this manner; at all events Joseph Martin, the leader of the liberal party, will not. Mr. Martin is demanding that a special session of the legislature be called, to re-enact the anti-Japanese legislation, and he utges that as fast as it is disal lowed the. members meetjagain and pass the bill until the federal government is brought to time as it was in Manitoba some years ago. Itjis very probable that the Dunsmuir government will pay attention to the requests of Mr. Martin, because he holds the balance of powet in the local house and can turn Mr. Dunsmuir out of office if he does not do as Mr. Martin wishes. The attitude that the Dominion government takes on this matter is that the British Columbia legislation is unpopular in Great Britain, which country is desir ous of keeping on the best of terms with ite new ally, Japan, with whom it has so recently made a treaty. The tight, therefore, which British Colum bia lias started is likley to become fam ous. How -it will end it is not possible to forecast, but Manitoba won its fight for provincial rights against the federal government, and Joseph Martin was the leader. THREE DECISIONS. State Supreme Court Makes Some Rulings of Importance. Salem, Aug. 6. The state supreme court, in opinions just handed down: When a lessee continues in possession and pays rent after the expiration of a 10-year lease, it is held that this is a continuance of the relationship of land lord and tenant from year to year un der the original agreement. Sharing profits and losses is not alone evidence of partnership, but there must be community of interest and control of the probity. The listing of land of the state as swamp laud does not convey title, and the secretary of the interior may cancel the list any time before patent issues. The state's grantee must contest the question whether the land was, in fact, swamp land in the land departmet. BEET TRUST FIGHT. Attorneys for the Barons Have Prepared s Demurrer Against Injunction. Chicago, Aug. 6. The attorneys representing the alleged beef trnst have prepared for filing a demurrer to the bill by virtue of which the federal court issued an injunction to prevent the packing houses from conspiring to manipulate the U'arnet. The insuffi ciency and unconstitutionality of the anti-tiust law and the denial of the right of the courts to compel packers to prodtu e their books for inspection are alleged, in addition to a general denial of the truth of charges made in. the bill. The demurrer will be filed as soon as it can be verified by the differ ent defendants. Great Catch of Salmon. Astoria, Aug. 6. The greatest indi vidual catch of salmon made on the Columbia river in many years was reported Saturday at the Elmore can nery, when Julius Erickson, of West Astoria, brought in 3,548 pounds cf fish, the result of about an hour's work. Erickson's net was in the water less than 20 minutes, and his haul netted him $141.92. Timber Deal Closed. Portland, Aug. 6. Chief Engineer Kinney of the Great Central Railroad company announces that an important deal has just been closed. Several weeks ago M. J. Kinney took an option on 97,000 acres of timber land in the Coos Bay district, and in the deal is included the major portion of the plat ted town of Empire City. The land was owned by the Southern Oregon company, represented by Prosper Smith of Boston. TO REDUCE HATES CONFERENCE OF FARMERS AND RAILROAD PRESIDENTS. Meeting Held st Davenport Very Satisfactory to the Farmers ol the Big Bend Country. Important Link of Road Eighteen Miles Long, Which Will Save a Haul of Over s Hundred Miles Reduction In Rites. Spokane, Aug. 6. Graian rates will be reduced from all points in Eastern Washington, and the reduction will take place in time to benefit the farm ers on this year's crop. The amount of the reduction is yet to be deter mined, but conjecture ranges from 1 to 2 cents per bushel. The Great Northern and the Central Washington branch of the Northern Pacific will be connected by a cross road, to run from the terminus of the Central Washington, in the Grand Coulee, to Adrian, on the Great North ern. It will be 18 miles in length, will cost in the neighborhood of $350, 000, and will be built as soon as the surveys can be completed, con tracts let, and the work done under pressure. It may be completed be fore January 1. . As a result of this arrangement, the Northern Pacific will cease hauling garin eastward to Spokane and thence westward to the coast, and will move its share of the tonnage to the termi nus of the Central Washington Branch. There it will be taken by the Great Northern and carried to Seattle, in stead of to Tacoma, as heretofore. Davenport, Wash., Aug. 6. The greatset aggregation of railroad talent that ever came into the west on ona train pulled into Davenport at 9 o'clock a. m. on special of six cars, and before the magnates took the back track to Spokane in the afternoon they substantially agreed to make a lower rate on grain to tide-water points. It was a great day for Daven port and the Big Bend, but the effect of the assurances made by the railroad presidents will reach beyond the con fines of Big Bend and beyond the Snake river, for, in the language of President Mellen, "the transportation interests of the entire Northwest are so closely interwoven tbat, like a card house, when rates tumble in one part of the country they must come down all along the line." As a reason for making the reduc tion, Mr. Mellen announced that his company would at once extend the Washington Central from its present terminus, at Coulee City, to Adrian, on the Great Northern, thus saving a baui of 150 miles. This announcement created wild enthusiasm among the large audience of farmers which had previously listened to a very interest ing speech by President James J. Hill, in which the reduction had been hinted at only in the faintest possible manner. The big Bend is exclusively Hill and Mellen territory, and for that reason President Mellen of the O. R. & N., when called on, very aptly an nounced that he was a railorad man without a railroad, so far as this section was concerned. The meeting was very enthuBiatsic,' and the speeches of the three railroad presidents weie gems of the first water. The amount of reduction and the time of its taking effect will not be decided until after the meeting at Colfax. At the conclusion ol the mass meet ing, a conference was held between a committee of farmers and the railroad men. At this conference, both sides submitted arguments in support of their respective claims regarding the amount of the reduction, and the mat ter is nnder advisement nntil the rest of the territory affected shall be heard from. In his speech to the farmers Pres ident Hill vigorously attacked legisla tion on railway rates, saying: "As well try to set a broken limb by statute, as to adjust rates. You can legislate until the barn doors rot off. The best thing to do is to act as you have here with the officials. We will try to act in such a way that you will realize that we are doing something fair and in good faith. "What yon want is the highest price from any store. You want a new mar ket. Yon roust make market. You must make more people use your stuff. Statesmen tell us bow to do this; but they get consideration for doing so. I cannot find in public acts one intelligent thing that you have done to get new markets. I don't know any place where you have not been left to shift for yoursleves as farmers. Yon have crops that keep you busy four months in the year. You want to do something the rest of the time besides whittling and holding down a nail keg. What you should do is to raise stock. roots, forage. There is nothing better than raising stock." Taylor Denies It Chicago, Aug. 6. Rear Admiral Taylor denies the story telegraphed Irom Washington to the effect that he believes the United State and Germany will go to war in 1907. When asked if he had set a data for a conflict between the two countries, be said : "Such as sertions sa ha to been credited to me are without foundation other than that I have said our seacoast defenses hould be well protected against attack bj any European power." I'