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Algona, Iowa
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THE UPPER DBS MOINES. ALGONA, TOWA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 5. 1892. MADCAP; STOllY OF A flSXEN B. MATHBR8. , „„ »>„; as a criminal Who, with sen- Mnoeof denth upon him,, is permitted Lin wander, for a briet season, whereso- r«erh6Wills;.of as a- boy who, playing 1 ' forgets the unlearned lesson : rnau «.U stare him in the,face when to-morrow he returns unwillingly to school i I And though he telt and knew Madcap If little; estranged from him (for while I Aiireof his love, the touch of uiwcrupu- I ionsnes* she had discovered in hischar- I Icter had sunk him in her estimation, •'" - •• -----i less as disciple, than judge, , that her clear eyes now and again met his) yet he would not hurry himself to nleiise her, and she must go hungry for nsii'ht of her darlings, for he knew thafif he once took her over to see 'them, it'woulil be beyond his power to persuade her back again to tho White J3ut when the Eyres had bficn about •teiiidays there, it Happened one morn- Ing iOi aoui.i reason mdjnit.ibloto imd- dleiujed minds, that two young people get up very early, though nat- -tmilly the woman Iks.; in th-j Held; slie.lirtrt even tima to wash her face in theilew before she chanced upon tlie Jiiiinbio causa of the disasters of that fatal ilay—tho DCUK ex widiina in this .case' being an ass, who had no idea of aiiy-liigiier desi-my tn.ui to carry the gai'deiiar'a wife onm a week to market, ffiiereshe disposed (independently other husuand) of s.ica gredii-diiufild aj jhe luul hersdf filched during the week from his Grace's kitchen-garden. i33iiii{ in a curoii.n sjnsj uoinruuaud, llketiitt wares. he occupied an out-house, into -which, by 'mere chance, Ma-lcap happened to look; and biiin-j; struct by awalwi'iilneas in his giauc3 that hinted at an older acquaintance with the dawn than her .own, she approached him with acuiTo; that Providence had placed just beyond his. reach, and so established a hmid of sympathy between lierself and him. S:>e regarded him affectionately while he ate it; thinking of those lomc-distant jaunts in winch. sue andi°ranii nad ueen used to indulge.. , Somehow she seemed to be always looking back now, not forward, and many of her staid ways were vanishing in the delightfully youthful •influence that Frank had brought into her me. Glancing round. her eyes fell on an ,old side-saddle, with bit and bridle be- .eiile it; and almost before any definite idea .aid fur.n-jJ itself i;i her mind, she hud picked the saddle up. and laid it across tue ass. lie took the proeee lin? quite naturally., iin-J wiien shu had saddled and bridled him. walked of his own accord to a blook o. wood at a liuic distance, upon wlm; i she mirht mount, and so reach his 1m -k. This she did. and rode out of aUoji'vv.iy, wiLu a puusunt se.ise or Jin.-? no-whithfr. yst with a chance of [Adventure that wanned her young blood, laud uiudd her ih.nk \v»ih line pity of Itlieso-.ils she had left sunk deep in Islumber behind t'ne shuttered windows I of tlie iioiuio yonder. Now the ass was accustomed to fol- |f)oui|srA\qtiDptAa aaii 9UI [J|on,rjs % pn;s au. n«[)-,, •SUI3.I pumi p8AO[3uu j;n| jo sauiy am IOAO puu'sdajs .40 asuas u IUJAV .wpioi[aq |opis s 4 ssc oqi tio A".ip pun josauo-iapiiais asoqi pu« 'UA\O jo A'luoulioiSA'qd (jou^s-ip v OAuq A"t;ni 'qaaj jo.iii'd't; qnf[ jqSlIU puuqs'liq B U3A9 1[0[1{AV [oj9[qisiA aoubua^unoo jo qoui u« ;ou puu iiaq-jotm ajjif os si u.uoS 1 9iii|M. s t utsraoA\ auo iimn ^upiunn A~q J Jjesaaq pamsuoo A\o.iaSpaq ou.4 0} aouj i[ Sutdaajj inq '.iaq apisaq aiH 'qouojudu Bda^ooj aqi qjaj 'jjonq aaq Suipua^ut qinsatid qoq in !)iio ijas p'uq uuiaspjAv ! aj'A"5[ UJY A^oq jo jqSnoin aAaajs laq tit Suiitras 'aasop pooq .najp aqg put! ''jjas.iaq SB asud-ia^ua uo iuaq SB UBUI B jo qBqi qnq 'sjasioA" Oil BKAV. pBa-H S110A.13U '^IMS Siqq !>Blfl aqs aoj isaapinoqs jaq uo Sunq aqjqAv. aq^ aoBj pun pBaq aaq ai[g puuq auo qquv ojiqAV 'A paiuas 0110.1; pun 'unj'jo asuas B 'papaoaj .laaiiuq jo sSuud oin Xjuap [•pns ipnfi -qoBOiddB UBtunq jo SB puuos Is eouti^sip aqq tit .iBaq oq A'.I.IOS qou SBAV |eqsBdt'i(.t'ad 'auo paMoq quqAvatuos B 3m I -uiooaq BBAI aippBS aqq u; apim^B aaq [JtaiiAv puts 'paaqAvoo t? SB qonut os !)aui .10 j 8siioi|-uijuj9igins B passed qou pBq puu oo 'A Su'iA\oj2 SBAV aqg '!}Bas ajj 'utBSu dn qaa oq SUAV SB sqqnop qSnoqi 'puaosap 01 I aaq apBta qBqq sdtunq jo quaraiuiid I-U1030B SuiumuBdn qos SSB aqq jo Hof Sot qjiXv-oo^ aqq PUB 'p.iBq SUA\ aip apj 'paau jaqqBJ qauoqj jiasaaq aqs qBqq aaqjB pun 'autqSuBi as Suunauios BIIUI pjiqieq; isnojOBaJi os jjasqi epua[ qqnoX oq soouaiaadxo A\au asoqq jo auo BBAV aqs— Jias-taq jo 'uaapuqo aaq jo qqimoqq qsaij ' aqi Pun VOl 11;} U'nman f»rl,~ t i . "' oraan who found herself in a and and young man,'" she a as h doubt he thinks J .aWsoW'pretTy woman that he may as well „ .. J. im]S , clf with; and I thought he n<:,\ er flu-ted, except seriously," she add>ed._ thinking ot Hester. .Kilt; did not know that he suspected ihei-.identity, ,but guessed that if he did, he would persuade her to turn back, and this she was resolute not to do; so that between her obstinacy and his patience .they ambled on for full half a nvlfi without a svllnhlp. till Frank mute-certain of her now, but growing uneasy at .her silence, tried to take the hand that field the hood so closely to- gut her, .and for his pains srot a sudden, sou:i;l, stin^ini box on the enr. IVrhnps the shock of it moin-ntarily tonk awav his sight, fit imv ratf ho trot no glimpse of tin.' features of his assailant, who returned to tno study of her hedgerow with fresh satis!!ac';;on. f eel- in.; sure that she had now If-ft her nn- wr'eotn?, escort no alternative, but to withdraw. "Madcap, 1 ' he said renroachfully, "where are yon, and why won't you spaak to me:"' S'.iu bsgan to relbct that they were now more thn-i balfway to Love!., and that he could not hinder her much. "Wf>rp you going to fetch me n u ws of ])oily?" SUP. said, turning a youti.c face i'lnl of i-dlcmting over her shoulder. '•\"ell, I'm goi;i, r to fetch .sum.) myself, and you can go back and tell Mr. Eyre!" "Tlieu he does not know!" exclaim-.-d "Are middlp-asred people ever wakened up by the. sun sinning in on tli^m;'" she said iiiconseimentiy; then colored vividly, and — . "If they will lotm? r-o—my sweethearts, I mean—n i r!i:ip-' I'll be back to- iiMit in time for dinner!" lint Frank, alive to the fact that he- was unexpectedly placed on guard, and must not losj Sight of her till she was safe in her husband's hands, was too perplexed to reply. If he turned back immediately, he could hardly arouse Mr. Eyre and bring him on before Madcap should have reached home, where ill luck might possibly contrive that meeting wah Hester which Mr. Eyre dreaded; but as he elected to go forward with her, he knew that scandal would follow at thuir heels. ••.Madcap!" he said desperately, "won'tyou comeback with me? and your husband and [ will take you home this very morning, vo stay at home or not, just as you like; it is not suitable that you should return in this way, or —or oolite to the Duchess," he added. "Oh, she will be happy enough with Mr. Eyre," said Madcap, turning her head aside. • "M.idcap!" he cried, "yon c.imot ba so foolish as to be jealous of her':"' Madcap hunst her head a moment, then looked round with a little sinile hovering about her lips—pretended jealousy always ends in mirth, as real jealousy in tears. '•Have you been pityinsr me, too?" she said. ""You need riot, for if I bad only a crust of bread, and a drink of milk, I should be the happiest woman on earth at this moment!" "I will get you both, Madcap," he said, "if you will let me take you to a farm-house, and leave you there while I go back for Mr. Eyre." "Did ever you play truant, Frank?" she said, considering him gravely; "and just as you were beginning to enjoy yourself, did you run back to your ' schoolmaster? I wonder people don't give their balls and have their junket- ings early in the morning, when they are fresh, and feeling and looking their very best," she added, meditatively, as she'sniffed at a flower here and plucked a blossom there; "and if one took a cow —look!" she cried, suddenly, "there is one coming;" and to Frank's delight, he perceived that behind the animal there walked a woman. She was rather a promising specimen of her class, and when Frank begged a draivht of milk for Madcap, she sat down without more ado and sent the milk foaming into the pail, then lifted her stout arm and contrived that .Madcap should drink it, so that Frank, who dropped behind, imagined that he was not missed. ,•,*., But when Madcap had thanked the woman and moved on, she turned her face to the hedgerow and smiled, lor being less hungry, her spirits were now ••Frank"!" she said, when a little out ! breath with running he overtook her, ble either before or beblnd. Never was there a more unsuspected elopement, never a sedater home -coming, than this famous one, which was destined to set the county in a blaze of controversy, and give- birth, in time, to a tragedy that frox s all hearts. But Madcap had no foreboding as she ascended the hill; her whole soul was on stretch to get to the children, and her face (pale now from fatigue) became radiant as, alishtincr. they crowed the courtyard and lieard'Dody's voice above. "They are awake," she cried, and ran up the stairs as quick as light, and with a lovely look at Frank, placed her linger on her lips, and, softly opening the inner door, looked in. He wondered what made her stop short, and press both hands to her heart, and, on approaching, thought the scene within as home-like and peaceful as heart could wish; arid was vaguely reminded or some exquisite picture that he had seen of the Virgin Mother and her child; for Hester sat in the embrasure of the window, with Dodv half dressed on her knee, and as she fitted a sock to his foot, stooped to kiss the little rounded limb, at which he laughed, and twined his hand in her beautiful hair.; but, with a bitter sense of being supplanted, Madcap ran forward, all the jealousy of herneart crying out in her as she uttered his name; nor. when he struggled out of Hester's arms, and ran to her in a ecstasy of love, could she suffered her own joy to overflow in a look or word of kindness to the poor outcast who stood trembling beyond, realizing that she had been but a pretended to the inheritance to which the rightful heir had come. For one yearning moment Hester looked at Madcap, then slowly, without a glance at Dody or at Frank, turned away; and so the opportunity that both had so long desired, passed, and the moment that might have made faithful to each other these two gradually estranged, noble hearts, went by for- ev •;-. "Why did you not speak to her?" said Frank,'reproachfully, us ihe door closed on Hester. JUit Madcap, overworn, untrue to her own self, as much, perhaps, through weakness as from ignoble jealousy, bad fallen forward in a dead faint, with her arms round Dody's neck. he added, turning to the Duke,- with a smile and link that convinced the older man he was speaking the truth, and had very unwillingly taken part in the morning's escapade. "And is she irri/ ill?'' said Mr. Eyre: but scarcely waiti'iur f-'r a reply, dashed bis spurs 'into his horse's sides, and with a word to the Duke, set off at a hard gallop for Lovel. » * * * * * * "My dear Mrs. Busby" (wrote Mrs. Transome late that night), "I am now able to tell you the end of this shocking affair, which has turned out better than could have been expected. It seems the runaways had cot no further than Lovel; some people say they had gone to fetch her two children, of whom both he and she are extravagantly fond, others that they actually meant to hide at the Tower (for fear Mr. Eyre would kill them both—you know what an awful man he is); but. fortunately, the Duke, who had ridden over with Mr. Eyre, managed to avert bloodshed, and irot her away from Lord L.nvl, so now she is up at the Hall, very ill, as well she may be.; but as her husband has taken her back, I suppose wo must put up with her. 1 send this in the strictest confidence, knowing that you never repeat anything." An.l u t'.iia venomous vision of poor M:i,l"apV, tlm:i^ prank, lint canv to b:' a-c.-nlel n« [roapcl truth tlirou rh the length and bn-.idth of tbu county. ABOUT SHOPLIFTERS Some lloj-cnt and Ingeniotts Dodges Employed by Women Who Rob Stores. The Baby Scheme is Popular, and the Handbag is Still Art- fnllyTlscd. Tlie Garter With Hooks is the Latest Device and Comes From Paris. To of • [tiMoanoA'q injtqnuaq epvcu A'[iio uiaoj jo q'uaiuoSuuaau [B \i KB qt paBBaa 0] ajqt! aaB puii '^iiand paiuuijp sqi ut qt aas uai|Av''Sii[uaoui aqq tuoaj papt?j l i>o{.) jo ii) aq; uaqAV si qi -aau iU \\v\\i unid pat|onoq Xjasojo oaoni inosaaq'ui epaoqo ^on-ns' 'aSpaq I "11 «! ajji jo (aJB aaud 'asuaiut aqi ui IMWBU'isouinO piiuos qs.ij( aqt 'am aqq ut |} l| 80B dauqs qsaij etn 'A'iis aqq HI pno|.> 38.HJ aq; qi'qq qiaj— qsanbuoa aoj paddinba aan^isr siu.ii!i|.i ui o aBj s'saapuu ut aaniisK 'j>un AuwaSpaq qsa.ij oqju.uA\| IB pajqiuB 'Jiasaaq uwn e Btu\ SSB aqi qtsqi ?ui[oa.i |M1!AV!)iiq 'sa^a -an jo 'msnoqi P.VUAV ouaos qnoq'vAV qou 'disopUK' og •iioisqeni uo |J™P-inq 9in jossatuqSn iiui^nuu oqj aoj l I'BSUH 8ABII pIHOAV '0.)U,lpIA0.1,I li JO q Ol , a , p, n , tpmn pooS Ut UO) ; iujOBoa uo 'iu.n.|'Ar4« dlU)l l Bl!AV Ul l OOiMsiq jo or.suoioiMijqa JiuiqstuJ |IP 8 '1' oin si qo'iq.u ')oa^ oj paioouxa :' a( l J'o ptiaa iiu[i jo poAotioa :uo A[ il ssu aqj, r,«'' H U °1 H .«qA\-^'A.'.wi! 40 >|00| U— ' "I'm foing to pick you a nosegay, but von musn't look round, and you're to walk straight on and not turn your head once," • Misled by the innocence of her tone, he promised, and walked ahead, whereupon she slipped nimbly pit the usd, ami ran noiselessly o/er the grass to where, in a bend of the road, she saw the milkmaid standing, looking 'down at something she held in her hand, and talking to herself uloud. "The bit of gold '11 buy me a ne\yng- out for tlie fair," she mu tererl "and I'll beatSukey yet. and p'r 'aps Ga ge 11 fancy me now, and all lor just taking a bit of a letter up to his Grass's!" Madcap pounced on the scr.ip of paper like a swallow who takes his sip of water flying, then with her slender fin- "ers closelhlie astonished woman's red hand over the gold, and ran back to the L U 11 "It'ispleasanter walking," she said, when she called him back, and be ac- Sted unsuspiciously the apology for » buttonhole she gave him, and to IB ,tr i e he led the ass happily enough, w 1 leshe walked b»side him. and they talkeu oc everythi»K bllt tlie Slll)ject neares CHAPTER, VIII. The bnnnlpst luss In u* Glnsirow town, Tins cluy is awn' wl 1 u HiclmiJ Inildlo. Two empty chairs set side by side at the Ducness's breakfast-table that morning excited some comment, but chiefly of a good-natured kind, till the butler volunteered the fact that Lord Lovel and Mrs. Eyre had gone out very early, neither valet nor maid having seen them that morning. All eyes were turned on Mr. Eyre, who remarked that tlie young people had probably extended their ramble further than they had intended; and if Mrs. Transomo whis- p-n-ed to her next neighbor, and some of the m?n exchanged glances, his absence of alarm could not fail to check any idea that there was something wrong. Butwhenthe morning passod,and Mr. Eyre returning late to luncheon from visiting some outlying farms with the Duke, found that Madcnp had not returned, his bearing changed, and an expression of acute anxiuty crossed bis face. "They must have me!: with some accident," he said, blaming himself bitterly that he had taken her absence so calmly; and without pausing to taste food, or even sper.k to the Duchess, he went out, though with no fixed plan in his mind of where he should ssek her. Mrs. Transoms shrugged her shoulders, as the Duke, deeply concerned, hurried after his gurst to propose a systematic search for th^ missing pair. "It is th? man's own fault," she said. "What else did he expect? He throws two charming young people into each other's arms, and then wonders at their falling in love—to siy nothing of his best to make her jealous," she added in a lower tone, as she glanced at the Duchess, who was very pale, and had taken no part in the discussion. She believed that it was jealousy of herself which had driven Madcap into such folly, and secretly exulted in this proof of her power over Mr. Eyre; and yet his whole soul seemed engrossed in the search for his wife, while he had left her without a glance. The usual routine of the house was entirely broken up that day. No one either walked, drove, or rode; the women tore the scandal to tatters over their needlework, while the men discussed it more calmly in the smoking- room, though to Mrs. Transome was reserved the brilliant idea of writing a full, true, and particular account of the elopement to four or five of her UIOSD particular gossips in tho county. The post left early, so that she was able to dispatch her letters before there was a chance of hearing of an honorable issue to the affair; and by the following midday the story was bruited about from one end of the county to the other, spiced bv such lying additions as every scandal knows how to gather to itself as it flies. And meanwhile Mr. Eyre, having gone a few steps without any definite aim, stopped suddenly, and burst out ""WhyTDuke," he exclamed, "what a fool I have been—of course, she's gone to Lovel to see those boys of hers, and Frank's taken care of her. You know he's walked over several times, and ridden back," „«,..•,• "Hut she could not walk that distance," objected the Duke, who had considered Mr. Eyre's conduct as regarded the young people very unwise "I'll ride over with you, and sea, It may put a better face on things." "'DJ you think they have run away t" said Mr. Eyre, smiling. "I see you don't know my wite, or Frank either." "They are young," said the Duke «ravely; and no more was said till the horses were saddled, and they were on their way, when Mr. Eyre showed such brilliant spirits as WRECK IN ALABAMA. Bnclno<!fHii(l riretiiaii Killed, Two I'oitttl Cleika uncl Six J'tutKeiigars Hurl,. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept.. a?. —A short distance .south of Opttlilia a terrible wm:lc ocieiim-d on the Western niihviij' of Alabama at 2 o'clock this morning. Tho vniiMt-boimil fast express run into some cars loaded with cotton which had broken out of the switch at Opelika and ran down thu track. Tho engineer, Lewis Willis, and fireman, Tom Willis, were instantly killed and buried beneath the wreckage. Postal Clerks Landoum and Carter were fatally hurt and six passengers seriously injured. The wreckage caught Bre and 100 bales of cotton were burued with the postal car and mail matter. Hunter Shot at by Apnclidi. N. M., Sept. 27.—J. Walker, while hunting yesterday on the Animus river, was attacked by Apaches. They killed bis horse and dog and riddled his hat with bullets. Frank Stales, who was with Walker, had not. been licard of, and It ii thought, he has been killed. Couriers have been sent in'all directions warning the miners and ranchmen, and further trouble is feared. Must Ijiind American Citizens. WASHINGTON, Sept. 37.—Assistant Secretary Spaulding telegraphed the Collector of Customs at Boston as follows: "Department advised 200 American cili/ens on the Cunard steamer Mariothen in perfect health four days in quarantine. American citizens, whether in cabin or steerage,-need not be detained after health oflicers have jertifled it is safe to land them." LONE H, vYMAN. lie Holds Up a Colorado Stuce uutl Ytobs a Dozen I'aRgenger*. JJENVEH, Sept. 39.—The Spar City stage was held up last night about twenty miles from Creede by a lorie highwayman, armed and masked. He made the dozen passeng-ors pass by him in single file and disgorga the contents of their pockets. From the driver, Marsh Pemberton, he secured $160. The mail pouch was rifled, but as no registered matter was found the robber tossed it back. When this job was completed all the passengers were ordered into the stage and the driver told to get out as fast as the four horses would run if he valued his life. When the sbag-e arrived at Creede a big posse was organized, but no trace of the desperado has been secured. It Iff Fine Land Sale. ASHLAND, Wis., Sept. 20.—The largest transfer of pine lands that has ever been made in Northern Wisconsin was consummated today. Cornell University of New York, sold to the Chippevva Logging company 109,000 acres of pine land for $841,700. The lands are situated in Price, Taylor, Chippewa, Barren and Ashland cocuties, and have been long sought for by lumbermen as a prise. even to infect the the bodily and which l *1 U (I era o^ o(|i u-wq P K[ I if ,,,.. 'li)AO r r 1'4 AUAV .WO|S .Ull! UO u 01(8 qvqq pPAU)0.iad 'iqh'iiop jo H!.iqj ' . UAV 'oouo qu ins puu l.tuq 01 auuiuiiij l\W o,)s ?l! i uonali v ui Xmo ot j jo stance, Madcap andhurry.nui to b « Duke with his gayety; and they were both laughing heartily when, about halt •way to Lovel, they met Frank, tearing along at full gallop. - . He looked pale and weary, but his face brightened at the sight of Mr, Eyre; and as he checked his horse, be exclaimed— 'I feared my note to you had miscarried, so was riding over to fetch you." . "Madcap is safe and wellr' cried Mr. EVI-H. made unaasy by Frank's looks. '"She is safe at the Had Hall," said Frank; "but she over-fatigued lierself this morning, and now she is ill." '"How could you let her undertake sucii a journey?'" exclaimed Mr. Eyre S "-S'lifwas half way to Lovel before I overtook her. or even knew she was abroad," said Frank. *• \ntl slm had walked five miles?" ci-n-1 Mr. Eyre. , "No," said Frank, "«he wasjiding a donkey "" ' ' ' ""' ' NEWS IN BRIEF. Senator Roger Q. Mills is lying seriously ill at his home in Corsicana, Texas. Attorney Brock, speaking for the coal combine, says that the mines are worked at a loss. R. H. Cassidy of Peoria, 111., was elected National Councilor of the O. U. A. M. Mrs. Harrison appeared somewhat stronger, having taken more nourishment than usual. Ex-Judge Theodore W. Barnett of Indiana died suddenly at the Sinclair house, New York. Samuel Adkinson's residence at T«l- ciap. Kan., was struck by lightning. Mr. and Mrs. Adkinson and their two chilnren were killed. The Grand Lodge of Illinois Knights of Honor elected the following officers: E. B. Garrett, of Murphysboro, Grand Director; H. F. Day, Grand Reporter, and N. C. Mason, of Moweaqua, Qram! Treasuer. A Itrave Woman. Chicago Inter-Ocean; "Mr. tells mo that you really killed a mount ain lion yourself when you were on west?" Mrs. Bragg—"Yes, I really did." "But I see you are going on crutches Wt ,v e y OU , hurt?" , ' M»- BwgB-"Noj I spvancd -ny nnkl i think it teloogea to you,'* j-unnlng from a The arrest the other day by the fe- malo dotootlvu of n big dry-goods emporium of a shoplifter who was successfully working tbo "baby trick" has njiiiin called tbo attention of the noliej milUoritk's (o this most common and piv.-isu-iit rliiss oC criminals. The dcf'.-i'tivos employed by all tho loading dry-goods stores stiy that a largo portion of (he women who steal •from tbo counters take only nrtii'les which they need for (heir personal use. Tiles > lire tfi'iu'rally ribbons, glove*, jewelry, and tho like, which am enslly concealed in one or another of the neiit little contrivances which are constantly being lidded to the list of "h' kicks," as the detectives call the false pofkors which shoplifters effect. The old-1'ashloned pocket, which was made of muslin, w:is so big that when fastened under the dress it, reached tho mees. There is a long opening through the dress just below the waistband, sometimes big enough to thrust a baby n. This opening is covered from view by a- Hap of the waist, which can be up. Sometimes these pockets ar; found to contniii almost enough merchandise, the detective says, to start n small shop. Large pockets are seldom used nowadays because most stores are so cur fully watched that professional shoplifter^ are perforce contented with smaller daily hauls than formerly. Besides, modern fashions do not permit of the safe gathering of much bulk ubou' the person of the shoplifters. iVmong tho tricks that have been adopted since the big pockets becunu obsolete are palming and sleeve work. is easily uccjut'red in these, and, besides, the trick is hard to discover. Palming consists in taking several small articles up together in the band and then replacing all but one on the counter. The article retained is held in the palm of the hand, which is partly closed to grasp it. Great proficiency is soon acquired by woman with flexible hands, be declared, and some of them can hold a gold pin, ring, or other small article safely in this way, yet give the back of their hand and their lingers the appearance of being nnbent. I'alming is much practiced at The big jewelry stores as a means of hiding stolen articles until a favorable moment is found for disposing of them in convenient places on the person. Tho innocent-looking black silk bag or reticule which is nowadays in such common use is extensively called into play by amateurs, the detective said. It requires 110 skill whatever to manipulate them for shoplifting purposes, he says. The shoplifters sits down a': the jewelry or handkerchief or ribbon counter and examines the articles displayed there. When the salesgirls are busy it Is easy to lind an opportunity to push something over the edge of the counter in the open mouth of the bag, which is leld in the lap. When satisfied that no nore can be taken without arousing uspicion the shoplifter arises, takes hold of the gather-strings of the ban, vhich is drawn together by its own veight, and carelessly strolls off. On wet clays tho "umbrella trick" m jrought into play. The nmbella, which always a large one, is leaned against he counter by the operator and serves is a safe receptacle for whatever irticles opportunity affords for the operator to rake into it. In one uptown store a few days ago L shoplifter who had been working his trick became very fearful of discovery and started to leave the store. '.t was raining at the time, and in her Itaflon she forgetfully hoisted her nnhrellu in the doorway, and was at. nice enveloped in a shower of liandker- liiefs, ribbons, ami spools of colored silk. Amateur shoplifters are also be- :oming very skillful in secreting arti- iles under their bonnets .an in their josonid. They do this on the pretext of arranging the garment and often do It successfully under the eyes of some sharp- eyed girl detec.Uve who if pretending vo examine goods behind them, but who cannot see the stolen articles, though she may be convinced that something lias been concealed. "One of tho very newest and most successful tricks resorted to by well- dressed women," said a detective to a New York Morning Journal reporter, Is to conceal stolen articles under their clothes by hitching them to their garters." The "garter trick," as it is called was lately introduced here by an expert Parisian shoplifter, who had been run out of France by the police. The garters are made very strong and are clasped well below tho knee. Sewed to the elastic are a number of small steel hooks, on which the stolen articles are hung. The detective had apprehended tho French woman, lie said, arresting her for her suspicious actions principally, and when the girl was searched by a giVl detective a gold chain, a pair of sleeve buttons en a card, a silk handkerchief, and a length of valuable lace were among the articles found hung to her garters like clothes on a line. Tho "ring and glove" is anolher trick wlitoU ™tion "both amnieuF shoplifters. < • • ,* v •• It is usually worked ftl Jetf&fjf feres whore the nize of the artiste $8 Ife stolen is iu inverse ratio to iff |frtc€. ffhs shoplift-, rs, in Working this trk&^'dilfv rips a pair of gauntlet gittVes -, m- lie* left linii'l. «io disposing -them thaU'lke •wrist opening of the upper gloWlfc flapped oppen like the motttii it & sfolfll bag. Approaching tho jewelry counts? fair thief, who is -jcenerally so 'Iftln'..._ dressed as to avert suspicion* picks' ttfj v a ring in her right band, ami fixartttnia \ It intently. Gradually slu> inov'cs it ', about until she. holds the ring : directly « % over tbo opening In the glove and tltooui; > n foot above it. When the clerk {tlrnd'", his head sho lets the ring fall into tiw " opening and goes on examining ft Sec* oiid ring which die bus picked up with the lirst one, but pho heretofore kept concealed under her lingers. After a time she Inys the second rlnf down, saying she does not llko it, anij walks away. Another now tric-k is to pick up tt* empty paper lug. such as Is uml in tlie store, and distend H by blowing Into It, so that it. looks as If if weiv full. Hie air Is then replaced with stolen .irlioi'J* as opportunity offers. Women who carry babies into tlu» big stores are being closely watched of late, the detective .nays, as tlie youngsters are nowadays made the luiioi'eu* confederates of tbeir shoplifting man* mas. The baby is carried on tho lofl arm In this trick, tbo mother arranging the long clothing In such a Avay as to make a. huge, pocket, into which sht» shift's everything she can lay her hands on. Whon caught, they use the baby to gain sympathy, tbo .levocrK-e saya, and are usually successful in gutting off by paying for the pilfered articles. An exchange has' the following to say regarding the Iowa Veterinary College: We are pleased to note the material advancement and progress of the Iowa Veterinary College and strong indlcar tlon of its increased usefulness hi tbo future. Although but recently established—this being but its second year— this college has been recognized as deserving of a ] lace among the highest grade and most reputable establishments of the kind in the country. If was organi/ed and Incorporated under the laws of the State of Iowa, 1891, and started out fully equipped to obtain tlie best results. As regards tho faculty, we would say it is found to bu complete, well made up and thoroughly eflicient. We find (lie list headed with tbo well and favorably-known name of O. I-I. P. Shoemaker, A. M., M. D.. and J. A. Campbell, Ph. Q., D. V. S., followed by the names of somo of tho ablest practitioners, including that of F. W. Loomis, M. D., V. S., a man of recognized ability. The oflicers are as folloAvs: O. H. P. Shoemaker, M. D., President; F. W. Loomis, M. D., V. S., Secretory, and J. A. Campbell, D. V. S., Treasurer and Registrar. Dr. Campbell is also Dean of Faculty, and his earnest and conscientious efforts have loft their impress upon the college and its work. The Iowa Veterinary College did nok start out in a boastful way, promising all tilings to all men, but was instituted with the dignity that becomes such an Institution, and started upon the solid foundation of Intrinsic wortli, professional honor and a sense of responsibility. This is why we prefer to recommend tliis college to tho reader, whilst several others reviewed were not so endorsed. Promises are easily made, fulfillment is far better. The museum and hospital of this institution afford the student unusual facilities, and the lectures, we are informed by those competent to express nn opinion, display marked ability. The correspondent was told by one of the highest authorities in the State that as far ns regards the anatomy of the horse, Dr. Campbell has no super- ; ior and but few equals in tlie country. We have time nndj again urged the importance of systematic 'instruction in veterinary matters; tlie time has gone by when every Torn, Dick and Harry is allowed to practice his questionable skill and try experiments upon valuable animals without remonstrance. The old time horse doctor is now, happily, almost extinct, and evolution has brought us the veterinary surgeon, a typo that bears about the same relation to the old horse doctor as does Past- our, Koch, and McKln/.le to the travel- Ing mountebank who sells nostrums upon the corners of our streets. AVo have found that the anatomy and physiological ' system of our four-footed friends arte as complex as our .own-that they can suffer just as keenly— and what is more important, that their ills can be resultfully treated and as scientifically treated us our own complaints. We have reached a newer era—a more intelligent conception of these things—and from its economy the old style horse" doctor with his specitic, good for every ill that horse flesh is heir to—has been eliminated—the place that luijw him, now -knows him no longer—the wiser, gentler, better educated, and intelligent veterinary surgeon amply consoles us for the loss. Wo cannot urge the importance of such institutions as this too strongly; they supply an imperative need; their advantages cannot bo overestimated. Whilst not long established we recognize in tlie Iowa Veterinary College an equal of the best, with such un- qnestion.*! talent in its faculty, its perfect equipment, and the advantages at its command, there exists no reason why it should not stand among the best; hence we endorse it in terms of nnniistakcable praise, and assign it a. front rank. After twenty-three years of watchful interest In tlie stock owner, we are not prepared to lightly hazard the leputation for trustworthiness we have gained, but upon this institution—its thoroughness, high character and beneficleut results, we rest the confidence of every reader. It has our unqualified commendation. In our estl- no superior without re* has become very populftv of late ainoug ( gavd to location or period of existence.

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