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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1888.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XXII.NO 1C
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL III. NO S
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JUSTICE OF THE pea'ge.
omca over Meyer Bros. Drug Store.
o nice In llrower's bulldlng,seoond coorjoom No. I
r FRANK Z-UtR,
offlce comer ol centre and Main Btreets.Clarfi
Can bo consulted In Oerman.
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Can also furnish any of the
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prices. JJo not buy a piano 06
fbre getting our prices'.
Catalogue and'Price lists
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8 KNOBR. L. 8. WIXTIRSTSSN.
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mrfennon and Bountiet Collected.
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Conveyancer, Collector of Claims.
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Btore next door to First National Bank,
Mr. John Wylio was bitterly disap-
noiuted, Ho had been in the dutecttvt
uiiiois for over fifteen years, and
never before had he experienced such 'a
reverse. It was an nflair lhat had at
tracted tho greatest public hit crest and
attention. A success in it would have
established his reputation as a detective
forever. Hut ho had failed utliriy anu
This is how tho matter Biooa wnon
ho was oalli d in by Sir IInry Heavi-
side to invcsticalo it. On November
IS tSir llenrv ni nwnv irnm Home.
611 that night his wife, Lady Helena,
assmti'd ov ner iatncr, tne itiarqiiis ui
Doltshirc, had given a lntlo dinner,
which was followid by a reception,
Her ladyship had, as usual, been rather
1 1 .1... .,:
Blow ill aresxing, nun, wueu iuu uiuuei
hour aruved, slio was ureatiy prcBuca
for time. In her haste, she had ne
Ijleoted to replace her jewels, which
shi- intended to nut on aft-r dinner aud
previous to tho reception in tho Bafe,
and contented herself with lockinu the
door of her boudoir and putting the
key into a drawer in her bedroom.
After dinner she found tho key where
sIih had li ft it and reopened the do-'r.
On entering her bouaoir slio discover
cd, to her amazement, that the window
was wide open. A moments investiga
tiun showed her that all the jowels she
had left upon her dressing table when
she hurried down to dinner was stolen
Their value was cloeo upon 7000.
This was, I repeat, how the matter
stood when Mr. Wylio was called in,
and practically it was m tho same statt
when, after six weeks laborious uives
titration, ho cave up the inquiry in de
spair. Ho suspected much, but he had
discovered nothinn. It was clear to
him that tho robber, whoever ho might
be, was perfectly familiar with the
house and with Lady Helena s careless
avs. It was also ulear to him that
the window found open which wa
twenty-five feet from the ground, am
which showed no evidenco ol havint
been forced was loft open as a ruse to
mislead the detectiU'S. lie loll quite
sure that the robber bad entered the
boudoir bv means of Lady Helena'-
key, and that, if ho loft the house at
all, ho wont out by a side door, which
was fastenea only by a spring look.
He was inclined, however, to believe
that the thief was ono of tho house
hold and that the jewels werri 'still in
tho houio. Acting on this belief be
searched the house from top to bottom,
examined all the servant's boxes and
cupboards, and watched diligently all
their movements ; but, alter six weeks
thus employed, lie had found nothing
to implicate, or oven throw suspicion
on anyone in particular. He confessed
himselt utterly baliied.
As, one day seated in his sanctum,
he was mou'nfully turning over in his
mind tho question of failure, thero was
a knock at the door.
'Como in,'' he cried out
Tho dour opened nd the office boy
put in his head.
"Lady wants to see you, sir,
"Show her in."
Tho next moment a tall, stately,
"That's all riaht," answered Mr.
Wylio, d"KEodlyt "but money's of lit-
tip uso to a man who's doing his ten
At his words J-aoy tmooaio s iaoo
disappointed. Mr. Wylio noticed this.
"At any rate," ho said to her, "let
burglary be tho last thing. Wo may
he able to hit on sorao easier expedient.
Let mo see, now." And bo reflected
a moment. "How many Jcttprs are
"Some forty or fifty."
"Ah, so manyl Ho couldn't, then,
carry them about with him. 11m he
"Just one a valet an Italian, line
"Hum I I wonder whether ho could
ho bribe JT Most Italians 'can; If I
had a week or two to gain his oonfi-
"Impossible. If 5000 bo not niven
Ulrici within a week the letters will be
in my husband's hands.''
"Oh, is that the case 7
"Yes, Sir Charles and I leave for
Darklinsbournb that's our placo in
DolUhire to morrow, and the Cour
his work, almost faintlnor'with anxictv I Ho sent un his card to Lady Moodle,
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U1IU UIBBnilUUIWIlUIlt. I mil HOC rCIUSCU IU Nl'U llllll. Alien uu
"Another falluro," ho said to hlmeclf,
"and a worse ono than before."
As ho spoko ha continued aimlessly
turning over tho portmanteau's con
tents. "What a fop tho follow isl" he ex
claimed. "Why, half of his lujjgago
is brushes. And now that I notiro it,
what strange brushes tliey arol What
heivy backs thoy havol"
Tho backs of tho brushes certainly
asked for Sir Charlo?. Ho was at once
shown into tho library whero tho do
tcctivo was. The Count had never
seen Sir Charles, who, involved in
business cares, selnom went into the
gay company his wife so delighted In.
Tho Count at onco proopodod to busi
ness In the coolest and most impudent
manner. Ho had no diffidence or
hesitation about' slating what sort of L InJi(lt ,.fey
Prosperity of Onr Country,
Just after tho Revolutionary War,
Lord Sheffield declared that "tho
American Continent was practically
valueless for commercial purposes."
"It was simply a vast wilderness which
could nover bo thickly populated, arith
certain natural obstaolcs which rendor
ed any oxtensivo commcrceimposslblo."
"Tho Rlatts on mo .miaiuiu sea
board," he admitted, "might in time
riso to sonio importance but tho vast
... , .1,..
tract Ot miaim territory was imruiy
worth consideration." Ho predicted
that "settlements boyond tho Alleghany
mountains cannot bcoomo commercial,
becauso thero is 110 pofsiblo outlook to
.!. ,, tnr ll.nlr i.milncU '' "ThiUn
mountains wero a hairier to prosperity
that could nover bo overcome."
In 1838 Mr. Van Huron in urging
the Chorokces, Creeks and Choctaw
indians to exchange their possossloMi
in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi
for lands west 01 Arkansas ana assured
them, in good faith, lhat "thoy could'
never bo disturbed by white pcoplo be
cause tho land waa not suuauie ior
tho whl to men, but admirably adapted
relations ho wished Sir Cbarlts to bo-
looitod very thiok, and when Mr. Wylio lievo had existed between him and
examined them closely, ho found that Lady Moodic. Ho said lie had letters
they wero oven thicker than they look in her undeniable handwriting to provo
eil, for the hair in tho centre was much the truth of his statements.
"horter than at tho sides, and tho backs, "Show mo them," said tho detective.
therefore, must bo deeper thero. In- The Count handed over tho letters.
deed, thoy looked bo suspicious that tho After fumbliui! with them for a momonl
detective at onco began to try if they Mr. Wylio proceeded to read them ono
did not open in some way or other, by one'. When ho had finished he
Ho soon discovered that they did. The paused and said very coolly, ' I seo
iop scale of polished wood ran in a nothinrr incrimination in theso as
kind of groove, and was easily move- against Lndy Moodio. " They aro all of
able. He pulled it back, and there, in the most innocent description. But
tho middle, was a hollow spaco crashed what's this!" And ho held up Sven-
iyn that this day week he'll follow uh,
and that if, on his arrival, I don't giv
him that amount he will at once hand
the letters to my husband."
"I3y Jupilerl" "xolal'med Mr.-Wbe,
lumping excueuly to his tees.
r . r. , , 1 , t-? i- 1 .
o'ljiiier, 1 uuve uiiiu Jixuune inr, uij
ladv," he added! moro calmly, "I tHlnK
I nee a way out of the maze. Do a
you intend. Let him follow you to
Uarklinsbourue, and if he presents
himself to you there, defy him. Yon
may do so with impunity, lor by that
time he'll have no letters to produce."
Dunne the ensuine week Mr. Wyln
Wept a strict watch upon all tho move
ments of the Count. Ho contrived,
too, to discover a good deal regarding
his past life and bis future plans. He
picked up an acquaintance with hin
valet, and from bim discovered that hi
master intended to carry out his threai
of going to Darklingbonrne. Tho va!ei
had orders to havo Ins portmanteau
ready, packed with everything i.eces
nary for a few days' stay from home.
On the evenini' preceding the day on
whieh he was to seo Lady Moodie at
Darklingbonrne, Count Ulrici drove to
Euston. Mr. Wylie, who had asccr
tainvd beforehand the train by whioh
he intended to travel, was theio await
ing him. The detective was disguised.
lie was an adept in that business, and
now his own mother would noi havo
known him. He had provided himself
with a first-class ticket to Rotienbor
ough, the station nearest to Sir Charles
Moodie s seat.
The Count came to the Btation unac
companied by his servant. Mr. Wylio
noticed that his luggage consisted ot a
arge portmanteau only no doubt the
one the servant spoko of. it was
marked on tbo side with the Couut's
initials, "R. U?" As'Mt was too big to
be taken conveniently'ihto tho carriage,
its owner directed it to be placed in the
Having, marked well tho portmanteau
and the van into which it was put, Mr.
Wylie look his seat in the train m a
compartment not far from tho Count's.
W hen the tram reached YVUlefdeu he
got out and went into tho refreshment
room. There ho remained until the
train had begun to move, when he
full of letters. Tromblinc with cxcito
ment, he lifted them out and looked at
them. To hisjdelight they were the
very ones he was in soarch of I
Thero wero two case", each contain
ing two brushes. In tho first brush he
opened there were sixteen letters from
Lads Moodie j in the second there were
fifteen. These were all iu English.
The lirUMhcs in the other caio had also
moveable backs and contained letters,
tmt a glanco at the handwriting showed
him that they wero 1101 Lady Moodie's.
He glanced rapidly over tho letters.
Their contents were of tho most inno
cent character, mere oommonplaoo con
gratulations, condolenoes and inquiries
such as a friend would write to a
"I don t see, said tho detective to
himself "why she should bo afraid of
her husband getting these. Hut she
said thero wero only forty of them,
ind there are only about thirty hero
Let rae see. By jove, I have it ! She
old mo thero wero only a few of them
that wi re of a doubtful character. It
U just thohe low that ere missing. He
nat them in his pocket and I've failed
Ho sat silent and still for a moment,
dazed by his discovery; but he quickly
Tained his habitual coolness and de
cision. "Well," he said, "I may as well seo
what the other letters are about,"
He began ramdly to read them.
Thoy wero in various handwritings,
but most of them in one which he
somehow or other thought he had seen
before. Theso letters wero signed
simply with an "II.," and were couch'
ed in the most affectionate terms.
"I wonder who this 'II.' can bo T" he
said. "She's evidently very much
cone on the Count and no mistake.
There's a 'Jove' or a 'darling' for every
other word. Here's an invitation for
the 15th; how sweet it is. But here is
Tho Count turned deadly pale.
' Can I havo made a mistake 1"
"I'm afraid vott have," said Mr.
Wylie, and ho touched tho bell.
As ho did so tho Count sprang mad
ly upon him. There was for a moment
a fierce struggle, but before tho Italian
could ovcrcomo air. Wylios resistance,
Sir Charles and a servant ruahd into
tho room aud seized him.
"Too late, my hearty," said tho de
tective to the Count. "Look, Sir
Charles, these aro the letters ho re
ceived from Lady Moodie: moro inno
cent notes woman never pennod. And
seo what I discovered among them a
letter from tho Jewish scoundrel Sven-
deleri, ofEerinc 2000 for the Heavi
side diamonds which wero stolen about
two months aco. Thero stands the
"What!" exclaimed tho Count,
"you're not Sir Charles Moodie t
"No; I'm John Wylie, privato deteo
tivc, at your service.
"What a fool 1 was," exclaimed the
Count, "not to see how it came about
that my luceago weut wrong."
Henry Lauoucheke's London-Truth,
A Prince's Eorenge-
Tho United Stales enjoys every AI-.
versity of climato from Arotio suowb to
Uqualoriai heat, anu, as a stirewu ran
kee once said, "is bounded on the north
by tho Auro Borealis, on tho east by
tho Risitic sun. on the south by the
South Polo and on the west by tho day4
of Judgment." Its extent is simply
unlimited and will with proper manage
ment ut tho head ot tho Uovernruent,
continuo to prosper aud advance until
the end of time.
The Statuo of Liberty Hnhghtening
the World, on Bedloes Island, means
much moro than a mere monument, to
the greatness of a nation. We as a
nation aro truely enlightening tho
world. Our schools of science aro far
ahead of those of tho Old World. Aa
a result of their researches, the lighten
ing has been harncBSod and made to do
the bidding of man ; to draw his coach
es, to light his way by night with a
brilliancy only equalled by mo twq
great orbs of Heaven, by its agency
tbo important events 01 itarope ana
tho speeches of her states men. are-re
ported and published in tho morning
papers of America, in time to bo read
and commented upon at tho breakfast
tablo the next morning, and it is also
used as a medium in the euro ot diseas-
Tho richest mines of coal, iron and
petroleum in the world have been
opened up and developed, and America
now supplies the world with those com
Another achievement of Ecienco has
broken down Lord Sheffield's "barriers
to prosperity" and removed the "natur
al obstacles "to commerce" and now the
"vast tract of inland territory" blooms
with helds of waving grain and is dot
ted with populous and powerful cities
rivaling, if not excelling those of
Europe m commercial importance, has
made of the Great American Desert a
veritable Garden of Eden, blooming as
In European countries, where'princes the rose
become titular colonels at the ago of Owing to the inventive genius of an
tenr; and assumo actual command -of a American, the cotton industry has now
regiment beforo really entering upon readied more than a hundred fold
their practical military education under what it was beforo tho Revolution,- and
the guidanco of some veteran general, I a single state now produces more of
it occurs quite frequently that a prinuo I that staple than tho whole of Europe,
should assert tho authority whioh hiB I The voyago across the Atlantic,
station as a member ot the imperial which was former v attended witn so
family insures to him over any higher much danger and hardship. requiring
commissioned officer, to remind' his from six weeks to three months can
superiority over him aa a prince, even now be accomplished in less than' a
though ho be his subordinate as an week, with comparative safety, and the
oihcer in tho held, un tnia score an traveler is surrounded with all the com.
amusing story is whispered in well 111- forts and luxuries of the most olabor-
m.c in whioh ho Iiab none father than f 'rmed Circles" about tho Archduke ately furnished parlor.
. r r . 1 . r , . ' I Tnlinnn Soll,nfT a nanliau, rtf t ll i'l Vm. I 1'lin I. n . kAnn annnHA
me 'ri. its signed "Helena. j0w, 1 """""" " "vi"Ji 1 AUU uouwhcuv um u opiifAou
nuiui ui lucma. A.UU uiiiiuu 10 uu-
scribed as a wanton, fun loving char
acter, aud many are the anecdotes of
his humor at the expense of others,
though to his credit it is said that in
all his escapades ho never exceeds the
bounds of the innocent, harmless.
Recently tho orinco commanded Ii'ib
regiment at a manomvre held under
thickly veiled lady was ushered into rushed upon the platform juVt too late
the detective s privato ofhee. Mr. Wylie to get in.
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received a largo biouk in
offered her a seat, which sho silently
accepted. As soon as tho door was
shut again sho raised her veil and
showed a handi-ome, refined face. Then
without more ado she introduced her
"I am Lady Moodie," she said; "wife
ot tho banker 01 that name,
The detective bowed.
"And I havo come here," her lady
ship continued, -'in very great trouble,
to see 11 you can assist me.
You may rely upon it madam, said
the detective, in hin polite manner,
"that I shall uso my utmost efforts'to
"I will tell you," Lady Moodie went
on without noticing iur. Wylie a re
mark, "the whole story as shortly as
possible. Owing to ray health. I had
to Winter last year iu Florence. My
husband's business and parliamentary
duties would not permit him to loin
me. While Hying there by myself I
met an Italian gentleman with whom 1
formed rather an intimate friendship,
You should know," bIio added hastily,
"that there was nothing improper in it,
though much that was imprudent.''
I ouito boluvo you, said JUr.
Ladv Moodio heenicd rather irritatsd
than gratified at this assurance.
'Thinking,' sho continued, alter a
pause, "that ho was an honorable man,
I frequently wrote to him, and soruo ol
ray letters ono or two ot them, at any
rate would, I am afraid, bear to a
jealous mind a very diff. rent meaning
trom that intended. When 1 returned
home, he followed me. By ray mtlu
enco he was received in society here
not onlv so, but I assisted him from
time to lime with money. At last bis
demands became too extortionate, and
1 refused them. Then the miserable
scoundrel turned upon me, and threat
cned that if I did not comply with hia
requeslB he would give the letters 1
had written him to my husband. H
has mistaken his woman," L tdy Moodie
concluded, passionately, "I would rather
die than give a penuy to tho menaces
of such a coward!'
"May I know tho gent eraan's nami t "
Mr. W lie, like everybody else, had
hoard of the Count, llo was consider
ed the beBt looking, best dressed and
best mounted man to be seen in itotteii
Row. Ho was reputed to ho very rich,
too, and it was this revelation as to the
means by whioh ho lived that astonish
ed Mr. Wylie,
ever they Uve.
You are started free.
required, some have maae over sou la a amaw
day at this work. All succeed, udecjS
for the Spring trade, consistingn part of
Velvets, Body Brussels, Tapestry
Brussel and Ingrains,bmyrna and
Cocoa Rugs, Cocoa Mattings,
and a nice line of
Confound itl" he exclaimed, in af
fected vexation. "I am left behind."
"Very sorry, Bir," said tho porter.
"Whero are yon for?"
"liotlenborough. When is tho next
1 rain t"
'No other train to-night, sir. You'l
havo to wait till tho 4 o'clock to-raor-row
My gracious I" exclaimed Mr. Wylie,
apparently much put out by the infor-'
mation. "What on earth am I to dol
My luggage is gone on!"
'Train stops at Harrow, sir. ill
tilegraph tlure, and have it sent back
by the next train."
"ihank you, 1 wish you would. 11
I am to stop in town over, night 1 mu-'t
"Very well, sir. What is your lug
"It's a largo leather portmanteau and
was put into the through van for Rot-
tenborough. They'll bo able to distin
guish, it easily, as it has my initials
"And they are, sirT
The porter wont off to telegraph and
tho detective returned to tho refresh
ment room. There Mr. Wylio rennin-
ed for some time apparently absorbed
in tho absorption of a glass of beer,
hut really wondering what the result
of his stra'agem would be. He greatly
feared lest the Count might notice his
portmanteau being removed from the
van, and instead ot a raessago coming
thai the luggage woul I he sent at onco.
one would arrive directing his arre-it.
So great was his anxiety on this point
that it seemed to him hours before th
porter turned up. Then, to his ira-
menso relict, ho learned thai the port
manteau had been taken from, tho van
at Harrow and 'vould bo scut back by
the next train.
When the next train arrived at Wil-
leHden tho porter pointed out to him
the returned portmanteau. Sure enough
it was Count Ulrici's. Letting it re
main whore it was, Mr. Wylie jumped
into a compartment aud proceede'd with
it to Euston,
At Euston Mr Wylio claimed the
p rtmanteau and boldly putting it on
he top of a hansome cab drove to
King'--cross Station on tho Und r-
LTomid Railway and thero he took a
ticket to Charlng-cross. Carofully
choosing an empty compartment he
contrived, during the course of tho
journey, to effect a change in his dis
' L .1-1 l.il . I!,. - 1
I wonder who 'Helena' is! Hullo',
what's here? A letter from a man, and
signed 'Svendelcri' tho old Jewish
money-lender and receiver of stolen
goods. That, at all events, looks sus
picious." He read the letter very carefully.
Wheu he bad finished it he lay back
in his chair and drew a long breath.
"Good Heavens," he said, when he
had iccovcred his composure, "this iss.
di-covery 1 Was thero ever anything
so fortunate 1 I'm off by the morning
train, and our friend will be safely in
quod before he has a chance of seeing
"But stay," ho said to himself, "it
in'l quite so simple as I thought. 1
must account for how I camo by this
paper, which will bo difficult. Besides
I'm not sure it will bo evidenco against
him unless it's found in his possession.
lie paused and reflected. Then,
after a few moments, with a cry of
triumph, be set to work replacing tho
contents of tho bag. When every
thing was in except the letter from
Svendi leri and La'iy Moodio's corres
pondence, ho selected about ten of tho
most innocent of her letters, and, re
placing the remainder in tho backs of
the brushes, locked up the portmanteau.
Then ho placed Svendeleri's letter in
one of Lady Moodie's, put them in his
pocket restored his disguise to what it
was when ho claimed the Count's lug
gage, and taking tho portmanteau iu
his hand, left tho ollice. When he
reached the Strand, ho called a hansom
and drove to Euston. At Euston ho
isked for the station master. That of
ficial was duly forthcoming.
"This I find," said the detective to
him. "is not my portmanteau after all.
I thought it was at first, as it has my
initials on tho side and is about the
tho auspices of an old and tritd gen
eral, who had lately been tho favorite
target of the prince's humor. Hero the
general saw his opportunity for retri
bution. When at tho closo ot th
manoeuvre, as is customary, the officers
collected about their leader to receive
his criticisms of the different regiments,
tho general expressed his satisfaction
with the troop in the main, but contin
ucd, in a tone of infinite sarcasm : "l
cannot refrain to mark that the defile
of No. " (the prince's own) "was very
unsatisfactory. The bearing of tho
troop was bad ; aud in faot all through
the manoeuvre it showed poor drilling
and leadership. A rapid and radical
change would be desirable." So speak
ing, with a self-satisfied smile ho turned
iu his saddle, and entering into a con
versation witli an officer at his side, he
eutirely ignored tho prtsence of tho
prince, who, with a cold salute, turned
his horse and galloped away, for oven
he, while in the character ot a soldier,
would not daro to utter a word in dis
respect to his superior. But if revengo
was denied to him in his present posv
tion, ho could easily achieve it in the
character of a priucc. And he was not
slow to avail himself of this opportu
nity. A few minutes later, ero tbo group
around tho commander had yet dis
persed, to tho surprise of all there
sounded the well-known bugle signal
announcing the approach of a member
of the imperial household. Tho gen-
with iron, and tho Atlantic and Paoifio
united with the longest continuous lino
of railroad in tho .world,, thus. bringing
tho great cities of the Atlantic 'Sea
board into direct communication witn
tho rich gold regions of tho Pacifio
Slope, and forming a commercial .out
let for tho products of tho .exteusivo
and fertile prairie farms of tho,lnterior
uu tuu niut, aim ib uuiiui bur- It, 1 ...
same size, but I find that my key won't "ri"' "" posit.on, was at mo
go into tho lock, so it can't be niiue." " ,v' "
"No, sir. it isn't yours," replied the l,.eclc a. v,Bltor- when miioh to h
station-master, "it is Count Ulrici's. c'"Knn, he perceived that it was Jol.ann
llo's been kicking up a deuce of a row lvntor, who had returned, acconi
about it. We've had half a dozen tele- ?amo, hy)M With uncon-
grams from Rottenborough already. corD?d mien the prince galloped for
I'm glad it's recovered. What about Yard' .aud rot.uru,uB condescendingly
your own, sir?"
"That's tho question. You had bet
ter telegrapli down tho line about it. It
must have been put out at ono of the
stations tho 5 o'clock train called at, I
xupposc. I'll call and hear what news
you havo to-morrow. Good night."
And tho detective walked off.
Beforo -1 o'clock the next morning
Mr. John Wylo was at Euston, not dis
guised this time, but in IiIb usual oos
tume. Ho took a ticket by tbo first
train for Rotlonborougb, whero ho ar
rived about 8. After swallowing a
hasty breakfast at tho hotel in that in
teresting town, ho obtained a cab and
droyo to Darklingbonrne, There he
iuquired for Sir Charles Moodio. Sir
Charles at onco saw him.
Ho explained to Sir Charles that ho
"I presume " said the detective, after 8uiso 8U0" that while no'moro liko him- Was a doteotivo. He had long, he said,
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a pause, "you wish mo to gel posses
sion of these letters in somo way or
"Precisely," answered Lady Moodie.
Mr. Wvlie reflected for some mo
ments in silence. then he said: "I really
don't sen how I can get them without
committing a burglary."
"Couldn't you be induced to risk
that!" asked Lady, Moodie, eagerly.
The detective started. Evidently
her ladyship v,as not inclined to stick
"Well, you see," said Mr. Wylie,
very deliberately, "burglary is rather a
"I'm willing to pay anything to balk
the coward,' replied - Lady Moodie,
quite dark, and thorn wero few jng to havo lotters from Lady Moodio er's Mana-ine for April
h about. Taking the heavy port- which reflected on her reputation. He . , . 1
eau in his htnd he oarried it him- was anxious to havo a talk with this Consumption Burely t
self than ever he was still a very dif
ferent looking man trom the ono who
claimed tho portmanteau at .Willesden.
When ho arrived at Ubanng-cross tt
elf from ttii station to his office in
The moment he got safoly into his
private office he produced a bunch of
skeleton keys and s'el5ibojitickpig tho
iock. aucct'O'ipig in mis, lie eagerly
soarohed through tho articles initio hag
lor the lotters he wanted. To his cha
grin ho could discover no trace of
been shadowing a foreigner who was
suspected of a groat crime, and who ho
learned lately, was about to try to levy
blackmail upon fair Ubarlos by pretond-
tho salute of the genera), ho demanded
from him a report of tho manauivrc,
which tho commander could not deny
to his Imperial Highness. Then he ex
preestd his desire to witness a delileof
the troop, to which tho general had to
submit, and gave orders accordingly.
Closely tho princo scrutinized each
regimenl, and when tho last company
had passed him, ho turned to the gen
eral, and amid tho respectful silence of
all, he oppressed in dignified languago
his disapproval of the inanojuvro.
"General," ho continued, "it shows poor
drilling and bad leadership. A rapid
and radical change would indeed bo
very desirable. Entirely satisfied, how-
over, am I witli No. " (again it was
tho princo's own). "Will you kindly
transmit to its commander my thanks
and my hearty approval of tho excel
lent bearing which that regimont has
shown during, the defile? " So saying
he turned about and galloped away,
leaving behind him a cloud of dust and
tho stupefied general, O. B., in Jlar-
If Lord Sheffield could return from
his gravo and visit the Eastern cities,
see the thousands of masts from'' the
shipping in tho harbors of'tbeiAtlantto
coast, pointing towards-the sky and re
sembling a pino forest denuded of its
leaves, hear tho bum of tho busy ma
chinery turning out tho thousand and
one articles ranginglrom a row ot pins
to a locomotive, and smell the smoke
from tho innumerable furnaces,' then
board a Pullman Palace Car and travel
westward over mountains and through
canons, passing on tbo w ty, through
tbo populous cities of Ohio, Indiana,
and Illinois, crossing the great-Mississippi
and Missouri rivers on the won
derful tnWs bridges, and as he traveled
westward through the vast'prairiestbe
tweon the Mississippi river and tho
Rocky mountains bis attention would
be attracted to the fields of golden
grain, some of them nearly as largo as
a whole county in his nativei country
and ho would wonder as his eyes would
fall for the first time upon the power
ful steam reaper at work cutting,
threshing, and bagging tho wheat,
which will soon bo shipped across the
Atlantic to Bupplv the wants of his
brethern in Great Britain, as he would
bo hurled rapidly on ho would soon
roach the mining regions of the Rooky
mountains. Hero he would behold men
washing the precious metal from tho
sides of tho hills, and hear the clatter
of the stamp mills as tho rich oro is
crushed aud separated from the shining
metal, and as he would pass on, all
tho distance sleeping and taking his
meals on the train, he would near tho
world famed Golden Gate ot California.
Here, if it happened to bo about sun
set, a scene would greet bis eyo which,
for grandeur and sublimo beauty can
not bo excelled iu tho whole world.
Wo repeat, If ho could thus review
tho present condition and occupations
of our sixty million people, witness the
many signts to uu seen in a trip uorues
tho continent, and experience the com
forts and conveniences ot overland
travel, he would certainly predict for
our country a much brighter futuro
than his imagination pictured a hun
dred years ago.
NY hat the future baa in store no ono
can foresee, but certain it is tbat the
past has witnessed a remarkable and
almost incomprehensible growth both
in area and power. No nation in all
tbo history of man has made as rapid
progress in a single century of exist
enco. Wo stand to-day a shining light, a
bright star in the firmament of Heaven,
a glorious example which tho nation!
of tho earth delight to follow.
W. E. L.
Bonton, Pa. April 1st, 1888.
them. Over and over again he search-1 supported it. that at last
cd the contents, but each time with the I duoed to consent.
Consumption Burelv Cured
gentleman in an unsuspected character I
in order to trv to obtain some unguard- To the Editor: Please inform
ed statements from him. Ho bogged your readers that I have a positive
Sir -Charles to allow him to represent roincdv for tho abovo named disease.
himself as Sir Charles when tho By us timely use thousands of hopeless
sooundrel camo to tho bouse. The cases havo been permanently oureU.
Baronet seemed verv averse to sni'h -fa. I shall bo glad to send two bottles of
course, but Lady Moodio, who was my remedy froo to any of your readers
called In for consultation, bo strongly who navo consumption, u uioy will
he was in- send me their express anj posloffico
address. Respectfully, T. A. Slooum,
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