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.pAaMpIfrJB^AEONA. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1893. BUitGLAK. Argonaut: Ezra Timmins was a steady man of 40, who bad been fifteen years bookkeeper for the prosperous grocery house of Ham, Bacon, Lard & Co. Ho had liral ten years with his wife lu ihe same house at 7005 Eddy street, mid had saved money, for bis habits were frugal, bis pleasures simple, Ills pains taw. His pleasures consisted of mi occasional game of wJUst, coming and going, apd instinct prompted him tb hold his own. Etc Would have given worlds for a. weapon, but lus cane was out of reach. , He must give battle tvitii his bare hands against one who probably had both pistol and hiiifc. As he reflected, the intruder's foot came Into contact with a Stool. The colonel hesitated no longer; with a sudden spring, he wns upon the invader. He had thrown his weight into the spring, and felled the burglar te- burglar had left open, drove the* fellow away and rescued you. Allow me to at which tors. Timmins was always the '^onnVlnce''' downward. hlfl partner, for the reason that ho Colonel MOHE ABOUT RUSSIA. The Government itself Snl.l to Ho the Great Highwayman. A TERRIBLE RIDE. . . , . • N. T. Journal: Does your business ever carry yon through the purlieus of St. Giles or the full courts and alleys of Whltechapel? If I may take it foi granted that such is the cnsc you wil perhaps remember noticing during youi progress a man who apparently did no But! I am digressing. No sooner ha the superior 'strength of the mania stretched mo upon my hack than clutcliing my throat with one hand, h drew ii dagger from his '-breast wiih th would not allow any one else to scold her Whon she revoked, though he did not mind scolding her himself. His pains wero an unreasoning terror of burglnrs and a dire apprehension that his niece and ward, pretty Constance Timmins—wlio wns the only person In the house—would end one of her many flirtations by throwing herself away on some worthless scamp. To guard against burglars, he cultivated an acquaintance with the policemen who alternated on the beat, and dropped mysterious hints of munificent rewards in case they cauglut a burglar In the act. He had a burglar alarm In his Bed-room and a shotgun, from which Mrs. Timmins was hi tlie'habit of withdrawing the cartridges for fear he should shoot himself. Many a sleepless nlghf he spent In prqwllng about the house In Itho dark m quest of some intruder 1 wlfose footsteps he thought he hoard. Ho read every article In the newspapers about burglaries, and surprised his wife nnd niece by the extent and accuracy of Ma Information totich- Then swiftly seizing his wrists, he held them 1 ing the me-tliotls of the fraterr.ity. Ho plunged them into the depths of despair by declaring that bo knew it was his destiny to wake up some morning and Ibid tho house robbed nnd Constance's throat cut. Constance was a lovely girl, the ' dnughter of an older brother of Timmins who had gone sotitii after the iwar, bought a plantation, taken the yellow fever, and died, leaving an estate of which, the value was unknown. Slio wns a coquette, nnd hnd a host of admirers who seldom commanded the approval of her uncle or aunt. If they wore young, Uncle Kxva, said they wore snips and ougliit to bo in the nursery; if they were old, he said they should be hi some old people's home. Constance laughed nt liis hivccMves, nnd when her uncle forbade tills or tliat man tho house, she met him elsewhere, If he liad token her fancy. Among tho admirers who could not fairly bo condemned to tho nursery was Colonel Pitblado. He had mot Constance at n. small party, and hnd been struck by bet- beauty nnd. vivacity. With his usual circumspoct'iojn, he had instituted inquiries regarding' her pros- a grip of iron, twisted the anus ward, and sat down on Ins back. The burglar straggled, evidently striving to free one haM to use his knife; but the colonel was now fighting for his life; his clutch of the wrist did not relax. When the straggle grew weaker, nnd Pitblndo had got back his breath, he hissed: "You villain! If you don't keep your hands still 111 drive my knife through your vltnls. One motion and you are a dead man." Tlie burglar made no reply. He panted,' and sounds came from him which to Pltblndo's ear sounded strangely like n sob. The colonel derived a qualified satisfaction from his stillness. If ho had dared to loose Ms clutch of the fellow's wrists, he would have tried to flirottlo Win; but tho danger of a stab in the side, if he moved his hands to tiie burglar's throat, was too obvious.' Ho thought of shouting for help. Bt that would have betrayed his preseuc In Constance's drawing-room after th lights were out and when her uncl government pretty well, says Mr Biire- low in Harper's Magazine i told him Between. St. Petersbimr and Knvnn , -I stopped for a chat with a friend who i T wlmt to do witb himself-a down knows the devious methods of liti^im, i looking fellow, hanging about the • '•• door of a public house or gin palace with lus hands deep in the pockets of my tale, andTiskeThmTwhat hTnwde i «£!J lr ° f gl ' ensy corclm> °y s ' aud Ms clim -""- aue hidden hi a gaudy Belcher handkerchief, while he passed the time by puffing dense clouds of smoke from n short, of it. "Nothing Is sbnpler," said he, "You are politely requested to disappear from Russia at the shortest possibl notice. You havo been Watched froi beginning to end, and you may b watched at tills moment. You migh have waited a month in St. Petersburg but you would never have got an answer to your request." "But," said i, "what If I had gone on without pea-mission?" "You would never know what had interfered .with you. You would hove been arrested at the first convenient place, nnd kept a week or so pending pective fortune; from the assiduity with whTch ho -pursued her afterward, it may bo inferred that the result of the investigation hnd been satisfactory.' Much to his annoyance, Constance did not ask him to the house, but bog- god ns a favor that ho would not come, at any rate for the present. "You ROC, Colonel Pltblndo," said 'She, "I have rndhor taken a fancy to you, and I don't want to lose you. NOAV, my uncle, who Is the best'man in the world, invariably takes a dislike to people who pay mo attention. I have a presentiment that' If you came to the house he would quarrel with you, and that Avould be tho end of our acquaintance." Tho colonel argued, but It was of no avnil. The only concession -that Con stance would make was that now and then, sny once a week, she would leave tho door open after her uncle had gone to bed, npid the colonel might slip In and spend a fow minutes with her in the dark in tho hall or In the drawing- .iwas In bed. He would rattier risk th. knife than compromise her. He sup posed that she had fled upstairs, where as, In fact, she wns in a dead faint 01 tho sofa. What was he to do? Was he to sta; sitting on that burglar all night? While'he ransacked his brain for an expedient, a deep groan came from the man under him. Tlie burglar gasped and, at last, muttered: "If .you'll lef me. up, I'll show you—' "Yes, I daresay," said Pitblado; "you'll show us lots of things. That cock won't fight. It's I that am going to show you the door of the other world." Tho colonel could feel, a quiver go through the frame on which he sot. The burglar went on; "I'll show you " "Haven't I told you that I- nm going to do nil 'the showing in this menagerie." "If you'll only lift; your weight off my lungs, so I can breathe——" said the burglar. "You'd make use of your breath to drive a knife into mo, wouldn't you? ! Not Hi if/ill T'i*-» -i.•.»•/- JT. i-_i_f__ . i — examination. What is most likely, however," said he, "some dark night yom boats would have been smashed to kindling-wood; your stores, papers, and valuables would hova been taken away and yourselves turned adrift in a swamp." "But," said I, "you don't mean to soy that a government would permit such ii tiling?" "Oh, of course not! Our great government .would express the most profound regret at tha accident; it would insist that the damage was done not by police agents,- but by common tlilcves. In any event, you would be .stopped, before you get a hundred miles away from St. Petersburg, and, wlmt Is more, you would never be able to prove that the government had stopped vou. 'In Russia wo arc for ahead of west- cm Europe. Wo have copied lynch-low from America, only hero the govcm- nent does the lynching. When a man s obnoxious, reads or writes or talks oo much, we do not bother about com-ts and sheriffs. He disappears— hat is all. When his friends come to nquirc after him, the government Imigs its shoulders,' and knows noth- ng about it. He has been killed by obbers, perhaps, or hc has committed liicide! The - government cannot bo eld responsible for everv traveller in lussia, of course! black pipe. He did nol! troilbl6 you much,, however. Yoti simply said to yourself, "Some poor fellow out of work." But you were wrong. He was Detective Trace. Whether you are of the town or country, you have, I presume, traveled by railway, and have sometimes found your vts-a-vis an affable, loquacious old gentleman, with spectacles, who rested his palms on tho handle of a stout stick or umbrella, while he quietly scrutinized and bandied an inoffensive joke with each • pnssengiT who entered or left tho carriage at the different stations, and who, hi spite of a trouble- 1 some asthmatical cough, so managed » ingratiate himself with his fellow ravelers as to almost draw from them tho history of their travels for any last period. Perhaps it has also been your lot o see this, some agreeable old gentle- ion condescend to a sudden fit of seri- usness ns he whispered into the ear of ne of the -occupants who was going to tiight. TMs might: hove surprised you, ut what followed this strange jn'ove- nent gave you a clew to the mystery. Fou Witnessed an altercation, followed by tiie sharp click of .handcuffs, and you know that he was Detective Trace. other. "AVretch!" he .hissed, rather than spoke, "do you suppose I oln going let a miserable wretch like you bafll me in a love affair? You've been fol lowing me long enough, but I'll sto; your amusement now! "No," I gasped; "you arc really inis taken. It wrts nothing but chance tha threw me in your road, and I don't evci know who you are, while I do not suel to harm you." I said tills with the object of mollify ing and n't the some time humoring luui f, as It appeared, he thought tliat I had been following him, while I watched for any chance that might offer itself to free myself from his grasp. "Liar!" lie exclaimed. "Do youthlnl I haven't seen you? Why, you've been Kaybe at times you had o difficulty in killing a weary hour or so, and have amuswl yom-self by listening to the cases at tlie nearest police court. If so, your eye has wandered to the witness, box as tiie officer in charge of the culprit has entered! it. Whom do you see there? A man that no longer hoisted false colors, for there was 110 further need of disguise; he had thrown it aside and stood revealed in his true character, wearing the uniform of a sergeant in the police force as, niving kissed tiie sacred book, he proceeded at onco to tell "tho, truth, the whole truth and nothing but, the truth " etc., and gave in his name as Sergeant pet kill you so thinking how not to rain the car- "Oh! oh! oh!" came from tho prostrate body. "What an unreasonable fellow you nre!" said the colonel; "here I've' lot you live for ever so many minutes "When a military attache is suspect- ™ CP ' B " t ' <t < <l]lll °"8h He has long been 1 of knowing loo much abotit San sn ™™"""™ 1 "- 1 « n,ro always broken 1. Not by tho government—oh dear no! That would bo shocking! It ia always dono bv burg- „ , — Inns. But odd to say, those Hnwrtira ? ^H™'' cnra a «° ho kl *»ed the sacred burglars always care pnriicularlv for I ,, m court ovcr which th e blind nnmvra nnri inMvt,., ' goddess presides. superannuated and the winter of time lias somewhat thinned and silvered his hair, bis evidence while he reclines in his easy chair shall be ns true, tho fact a veritable shadow to me,, dogging mj steps everywhere, for I've been follow .ng her, and you've been watching me all the time! Presumptuous wretch, do vou suppose she cares a fig for you? Look at her' 1 —and to my surprise hc >ointed to tiie third occupant of 0111 compartment—"and sny if a dog like 'ou ia worthy of such a beauty as that! You, a mere commoner and uglier than in, while I am a perfect! Adonis and a )cer of the realm! But—hah! I nm lot going to argue with such as you! See—I will give you a through ticket for tho next world!" In ah instant he raised the dagger and prepared to strike. But an unexpected movement on tlie part of tlie fair passenger caused my assailant to turn Jus head. "Stay," she said, "I will help you! It will be such fun, you know. Listen! I'll count twenty, and while I am doing so you hold tiie dagger over him, and when I come to nineteen strike. But you must keep your eye fixed upon him, or he may struggle and balk vou yet!" Good Heaven, I thought, was she going to assist him, or was it only a ruse to gain time for me! ' • "Wait!" hc cried, in turn interrupting her. "You are a good little woman, and I'll do as you saly, but I must first get a firmer hold .of him." He tightened his grasp around my throat, thrust his knee' deep into my chest and bade her commence to count. "Ready!" he cried, and once more raised the dagger. t Then commenced what I thought was my deathku'ell. Slowly she began to count, "One—two—three;" at) the same time I cast an imploring glance at the woman who was thus assisting in my papers and letters. "The Gorman military attache has " ' *- .« v»t v; t VJL (3\J JJ H l.l I V JTJ ITjllTftsl I 1 i -i • while-1 havo been studying how to nut P ° OmB 1w ° kcn mt ° tWlce ln <-_ _,-_i,. .. «""".! mfc, IIOW 10 pill innnilPl'. nnrl tr, nvn-i»>n+ o +1,1,..! i you to death." nnd to prevent a third invasion MI LU uuiiui. —' ~ *"*-••'-"f "- uiiru invasion rila™-, «i ti v "Spare my life," gurgled ,the bnnrlir IU * Urod tho Chiof ° f pollce Olnt there ' ndvJL ™° ™ hoTO " bo " te of «• "Why should I?"^ K lHlr * a Wi f , ™ ™o doihg It niiy more, that he I ±21°. ™f' w ™ r^'hy, " is, "i'li—ril show you where the slh- "You'll show me," repeated ti wai she said, "that you are e mo room 1 . "I know, , too much of n. gentleman to mak regret my pood nature; any way, I think T can take care of myself." The colonel's behavior was beautiful- his speech was eloquent on the subject of his love, but ho rarely ventured oven to pi-ess Iho fingers of his elm finer n .s they sat Side by side on the sofa. There they sat, one night, and Con stance, In a milxlucd voice, was ex colonel, (puzzled. "I will. I pivo you my honor, I .will "Oh, T see," said Pltblado; "you wai to divide. It won't do." "What more do you want? |( "I don't intend," snld tho coJone "that you sliall hove n. single spoon." "Take them all; take them all. Onl let me keep Connie's christening-cup. "By George!" muttered Pitblado ijpu'ro a romantic sort of a chap to b a burglar." It hnd by this tilmo .become monlfes to the colonel that the situation conk not, be prolonged forever. Ho coul< not sit on thnt burglar's back till mom ing—.then tension of the muscles of his arms was weakening. Ho must, some how, get. him: to the nearest police station. If he only had a ray of light! At thnt moment a faint groan came from itho sofa. "By the Lord! 'bo's got an accomplice. muttered the colonel; plaining her uncle's extraordinary tor- i A , n ror of burglars. ' All( ><hcr sound "Has bo over. been robbed?" the colonel, asked "I believe that when he was a child burglars broke into Ihe houso where ho Avas living, and killed one of itlio inmates. Ho was wakened out. of bod by tho sound of shot, and he his never got over llu> shock. "I can quite understand it," replied tiie colonel. "There is something peculiarly terrifying in a midnight on- coun|ter,wilh a. man whom you eun not see, and who has everything to gain and little to lose by taking yom . uf 0 » "Oh!" cried Oonst'ifiu'e, "tlio thought fills me at times with such horror that I am as afraid of burglnrs as my uncle. I think if r saw one in my room f would die of fright;." "I hope," said tho colonel, laughing 'that. T would not show the white feather, lint I must say I do not hunker to moot a burgalr In tho flosh." At thnt moment a sHght noise wns heard outside (ho drawing-room door. It wns tho faintest possible creak of a weak flooring-plank under a tread Botth Hie tenants of tho sofa looked np nnd held their breath, with ours on the full strain. Another board creaked and presently, after a wait which seemed to last for ages, tho acute ears of too colonel detected a muffled tread on .the earpot of the room In which thov sat There was a third party In the room. He AV as shod with wool, and was moving noiselessly, and occasionally stopping as if to listen whether ho was detected. Tho long-expected burglar had come. from the sofa, and PHblndo saw that time [was up. Tho new-comer might at any moment rush to tho rescue of his accomplice. Pit- blado had noticed a poker and shovel in front of tho drawing-room grate. With a sudden' sprint; ho regained his feet, lot the burglar go, leaped to th* graft* and seized tho poker. A wild shriek enmo from the sofa and simultaneously the colonel struck a match. ' By Its flare hn saw, to his really never kept any important, papers there. Since then ho has not been troubled by official burglars."—From "Why we left Russia." A Mnn .Joke. A correspondent of the Spectator tells presides. To begin then, Sergeant Trace and I are the same person. ,,? rany . J '? ars "j* 0 l W{ls Instructed to a yonng it Is unto tell, but it was in '"y duty that an incident occurred which nearly cost mo my life. I had tracked tlie futftive to Brighton, whore I made the dlscovc-ry that she wns just upon the point of returning to London. This suited me admirably, as behind thio- assailant, when to my sur- A Atont UPlIghtrtil Ctiff Full of S ; , nh«i Fibsters. With its boulevards, its urban patfe squares and gardens, its avenues " with stupendous architecture, Its hotels and gorgeous caJes, its trees „ flowers and great promenade, its sho and its restaurants,. Paris, the Paris off Baron Haussmonn, has become th&i headquarters of the luxury of'Euro$f and of tho whole civilized world, say/ Theodore Child hi Harper's Magnzkief For luxury invites luxury, 'and if Parlj find remained the picturesque, mis*, able and prodigious city which Victofl Hugo liad described In his novel, Nottaf Daine de Paris—the city Whose narrowl streets and mysterious gables Were un-f pressed with the tragedies and strug.I gles of ten centuries of history and! with the souvenirs of twenty revoh>! tions—uT would never have attracted! those countless visitors from the Old! World and the New, who arej as of rule neither poets nor thinkers nor art-l ists, but who, nevertheless, contribute! to tho wealth and splendor which makel Paris what it is, tho modem Athens or the modem Byzantium. Mora completely than any other city, Paiis realizes the conception of the Athejuinn republic, full of light and! loyous hum, sung by the .poets, scuh>j nu-ed by the stntunries, idealized bjf* tiie painters, employing for the happl-;f ness of Its children nil the resource of tiie sciences and tho arts, offerlne o nil feet alike Its staircases of whltel nnrblo, nnd presenting against the lackground of a trnnquil blue sky the pediments of its palaces nnd its tern.-] pies. The illusion is all the more com-j )lote because Paris seems at first o be wholly given up to pleasure. "ITie lumber of people of leisure In Paris w great that unless we mnde a ver iorough and minute examination he facts, we might bo tempted naglne that the emancipation of 1 innity had readied its apogee, tt lie proletarian hnd been forever freed! nd tlio iron arms of indefatign nachincry substituted in place, of coble amis of man. Therefore, ha thll mny spring days, we see the citizen! f this modem Athens exclusively en toyed in (Watching tiie bursting of uds in the tree-lined avenues of .ty, admiring tiie groups of int adorn tho public gardens, or exj mining curiously thfe graceful move incuts of rare exotic birds and beaa that are kept for their diversion in the 1 menageries of the republic. We see/ citizens, accompanied by their wives! and children, strolling through the gal-" lories of the Louvre, where the masterpieces of art of all ages and of all countries have been collected together for their edification. Those who are prise I noticed that she was stealthily of a devout turn of mind find the tern- tVunm'Tllrr lim. olt ,ii,»I ..,.,1 4 (-.it. ' t t I.-, _ ^ "*w- WM^ W-.UA * or 10 oxocu(io11 party distance, divided between tbo"desfrcTof tiie kitchen offal and tiie fear of the possibly shamming monkey. One crow, * «>-P-tment of tj,e 1i,, in as she herself occupied. It was the morning express, and our ="SdZ rouTS^e rS° S r^ 1 " 0 "* 7"^'^ ^ ^'pa. viUihi the magic m^^ll^. . ^2?^^ ^1^ ^ °^ stonily in the clutchof he\ oey At he same inoniont the cook lin'vtn* inlshe<l trussing the f^vl,p C uTitin^ fi £° r> luul ™° tc " ible TllC «>mmencwl made ot and wont away. Hi his crow as lie The monkov niupl'-" IV ™ y « f °' T scamlwi tho features of ^^^^t^^^l ?jr^ to -*™ i «* f tho pot, put the crow in, and retired vith his exchange. When the cook came J 10 rtlscovei *' was anything but plea ack and saw the fowl he left preparin" an ' ' thore wns a d!U ' k ' '"alicioi or his master's luncheon turned black^ ° k m Ilis fnco that r aid » ot relish, h niBtlr (ll " o wns, as '1th terror on of the devil. , may be supposed, struck mad qniBtl J r (ll "iwing n paper from my pock( r at this manifest intorvon- 1 1)ocamo apparently absorbed in I I'l-iwiihlnir •\r>niltn.vN contents, while from under my lids kept n sharp eye upon the strange When I again turned to moot his eye, Wllkos-Barre Hocord: The author of' W " 8 moro tlmn ovor °°»vinced that h riie History of Brazil" te Is of -i i WflS b ° nt U1 ' on ""^hlef, though he ha , . „ * L\jiJO l/i. (I «/•»<• ermlrrvvi • -Pn.. l.l,. 1. _-i , . _. lar. Oh Constnnce fainted silently on the- sofa The colonel, in whom the presence of danger had awakened his fighting instinct, rose from h\s seat and groped " way noiselessly toward Iho intruder, imiont, Constance sitting upon tho mid tho burglar lying motionless on the floor.. Had ho killed the scoun- •1 !•(>! ? Anothor mutch lit tho gas, and Connie sprang to the burglar, took his head in her anus, nnd'screamed to .Pitblado • "Vou have killed my undo!" "Your undo? Why' that's the bure-- r." " "It's my uncle, nnd you hn.vo choked him to death. Ho's insensible help mo to bring lurm to." Tho prostrate man revived, and, see- Ing Connie, muttered: "Lett him take.all tho silver, C<,nnle exoopt your christening-cup, if i, 0 wil' spore our lives, we'll not. prosecute." It did not take long to get Mr Tim mlns upon tho sofa, nnd, as he was not hurt, o glass of ram, administered bv the tender bunds of Connie, restored him to his senses. His mind ,wus still confused. Ho murmured: "I liave, liad a narrow escape, mv poor Constance. I seemed to hear a noise In this room, and stepped hi, when a man of gigantic strength lea^- not spoken, for his hand was clutchin nervously at something in tho brwi.s pocket of bis coat and his froze was rh _. „ ... v »* w ,, \j\j\ify, V/ill'J Lf llvl'S ! < i rj""»' "**»'*!» hlffher posinon than, tho rest d I'™ T™ m fv , makes a signal with his fore paw At! T " 1)lsto1 lu? hml J " tlmt P° ckot this signal the ot.hor* sit „,.«,,„,! i,i,,l .',,-1 i r wondered. Such a thins: was not n )oclcs of monkey called "preachers." Ovory morning and evening these moneys assemble in tho woods. One take . signal the others sit around him nnd listen. Whon gins to utter ho stoj^ those signal with his out until he makes m nn ' „ ,„ , , ........ " ..... >"«.... on they are all seated ho bo ' " nl!knl y; » 11(1 - coupled wltii the fac r a. series of sounds AVluui ' ' ' 3l ° " lnu hlmsolf hiul °viiy appear ose ories ho makes 'nnoOier i I',",'' 0 of " innnlac - nl >' position wns any his paw, nncl tho othora c-rv ' , 1R lwt n « oe " bl(> - *°r we had flftj makes a third signal upon i minutcs run 1)0f(>rc l « without a stop- whioh they become silent again.' This pflT ? 0> author, "Mr. Murcgrove, asserts that ho Wowovol> ' to have lot him know my was a witness to (hose preachings but BUS P lcions woul(1 hove bp.cn to place my. no other traveler has confirmed tho j S6lf at n aisnd viuitage; so, settling mf- - 1 -" ' ' self down for a nap, I so arranged my hnt that I could watch his bund without statement. Philadelphia Call: A very strange case was recently heard in .a yieiina police liis knowing It. No sooner liad I apparently fallen asleep that he jumped from his seat. with tho evident intuition of spiinging t^"CT---'-«-««Jl* V*» «i OH mo and was about to whwi you must have fi'lghtenwl Mm away. appesl "Tliat is not quite exact, Whllo yon wero struggling heroic way with a burglar, Ino, fed and r uncle. \e } most L? W' ^B ihn , .. . , . couu. A monomaniac, who was fanner- upon me, but quick as he iy a well-to-do baker, hod rained himself by a mania for collecting handkerchiefs. At the commencement of the pursuit of tills singular hobby he used to pay us much us £4 or £5 for a coveted mou- choir. His devotion to this fad brought him to poverty. He then fell to stealing. At length he was apprehended, and on search being made by tho police in his apartments a collection of 1,484 of these articles, all classified according to the special perfumes with which they hud been scented* How about the rent of this house of yours, JouesS Doesn't the landlord ask was, 1 was quicker, and in an instant I had him by the throat and hurled him back on his seat Before I could thoroughly master him he had turned tlie tables and 1 was down upon the floor of the carriage, with tiie mtulmnn sitting upon my chost! All this hnd occurred In a moment, and the first sound tlmt reached my ear was a piercing sound from the woman whom I was about to arrest; but nho did not faint, or I might not have lived to tell my story. With admirable presence of mind she stood watching for uu opportunity to render me any aid sho could. Brave littie woman! I wonder if shx- h«d, known tlmt I had n pair of "braw'»+«•" in iny pocket, Intended as tm- removing her shawl and twisting it up rope fashion. "Nine- ten-eleven"-By this time she had crept a stop nearer, and before "fifteen" was reached the neck of the would-be assassin was encircled by the twisted shawl, and he luniself dragged' backward, striking at the air. The moment I was free I sprang to my 'feet, and seizing the madman's wrists I was enabled, while my fair assistant tightened lilic shawl, to put on the handcuffs, but not till after a desperate struggle, accompanied by some nasty wounds from the 'dncger! Then I bound bis ankles together with mv neckerchief, which was o lour? one o'f tho old fashioned kind, but as I had nothing with which to secure his elbows to his side I doomed it imprudent to alloAv him to rise until such time as I hnd gotten further aid; so, sitting astride of him, I took charge of the shawl ends .lust holding them sufficiently tight, as occasion required, to enable me to keen him down till the train rolled slowlv into tiie terminus at London. When the guard, by our cries for help, discovered our predicament, stroii" iirms soon secured tho madman and convoyed him to the waiting room where, upon being searched, we discov' fired by means of hls.wmlcnso his namo and address, and 011 inquiry it turned out that he hud been for some time tho Inmate of a private asylum, but had recently made his escape. Of course no time voying him thither, part of tho affair was his "meeting -f* nil I ti *-»• 4.-, l „ _«ii ,. . " pics open, and through' the fumes of' 1 incense they see the walls decorated i with sumptuous paintings. On tho I Seine, swift steam-gondolas shootL , through tho arches of the bridges, car-Pi rying calm citizens to nnd fro. Tn the garden of the Tuilleries the fountains dance in the sunlight, and their basins are not covered with bits of floating orajngc-poel, nor are they surrounded by dirty and expectorating boys. In tho Champs Klyscos the black branches nra tipped with tendor green buds, which give to the masses of the trees when seen from a distance, the delicate powdery appearance of pnstel. Spring has come. Paris has awakened to a new life. Tlie city Is full .of mm- SlllTlO flTln fi/Ywr/wci nv>/t j_i. _ _ * • ' _' f ... ,. —- "ir Is redo- t with the perfumes of nature .and HIII] of art, of violots nnd of opoponax. Iti ODDITIES. We suppose a sailor comes to be a ns the result of the pitch of his "tar vessel. in Uoned?" Robby Smitii-"F| S h, sir ou hi roeon- tie man? meeng and -«ng tiil Jailing in loy.e with tlio lady who C slok - while baltSinf a£ m^ m then being sought for by lnysoll - A ,^ ,'cine make me well 1 o , f , f £ ° MedJ It was while silently admiiln- at a dlK i oOiep way " gllt to be tn " "' ' ' thllt s «Pl>ose?" mimled? med ' tnnco thnt he conceived the idea tha 11", K „ ,„,, „ who had also an interest in kj -pini V f~ And . e ior in sight, was dogging hd* steps! * " > 1V £'' ff 1 ™ S *' * """~ Conning ho evinced a renmrkublv ' *»£. Said W W There is * ^ S ircts ^*>-=.-- --" "-ssr^ J Quoor-paity_«. Got 0110 was by no moan's SS^C-KS s^STr i «-«*^O^,T ,rrrr" •et mysolf. Tt is not mv iJ™",,T,' , D°"'t keep 'em." i8 n b ° 0k stt *a ."Excuse me! wot my Intention to ay more than I can possibly help ( ' 0 eraing the lady in question Did the "bracelets" afterward od om or wrists, do you ask? Well m trange as it may seem, for some no , ome . hcnble reason I could naver trace hor hit i uo ti ce i a weather reports Out? «,» • la sometimes stationai^, ^ bttro » le ter stationary.' blodo happened to puss, 1 by the front d to haye been having been roUed can be I couple of i P.I«,... t ? U hv to!"

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