v -- ' Â·* 1845. A Family Newspaper :-D9voted to Local and General Intelligence. Agriculture and Advertising-Independent on all Subjeots.-Subscription. One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. VOL. 52, 1808. M.A.IR/^IL.-A.IISTZD: SJLTTJ:R,:D_A.3r .A.IFiR.XL 23, 189S. Home Office, N. W. Cor. Charles Lexington Sts., RESOURCES, June 2?, 1 SS5. Paid-up Capital ......................................... $750,000 00 Surplus ...................................................... sn.OOOOO Reserve Requirement and Undivided Profits 25 ',7G7 30 SCUKDUU: IN Hrri'cr MÂ»R THE OLDEST AND STRONGEST SURETY Â·o- Â£1,337,707 SO COMPANY IN Becomes surety on bonds of Executors, Administrators, and in nil undertaking-, in Judicial Proceedings. Docs nothing to conflict -nilh the biisine?s, of lawyers. Accepted by the United States Government, as sole surety on bonds of every description. Becomes surety on bonds of Sheriffs, Registers of Wills, Clorks of Court*, Collectors find other officials of States, Cities mid Counties. Also on bonds of contractors and _employes of Banks, Mercantile Houses, Railroad, Express and Tclcgiaph Companies, 'and on those of Officer of Fraternal Organizations. HERMAN E. BOSLER, EDWIN WAPvFIELD, SECRETARY AKI TUEASURKTC. PREbiD.ST For Full Particulars Apply to DiELWEESE OWENS, ATTOENEYS-AT-LAW, - . . . DENTON. MARYLAND. Eastward. |BALTO.FERRY| Westward. Leav. P.M. 3 lo Arrv. P . M . o 45 Leave. A. M. 500 Arrive A. aU. 8 15 BALTIMORE TO QUEENST'N. Arrive A. M. 1059 Leave. A. M. 820 Arrv. P.M. 0 15 LPHV. p. M. G 4 5 With the Additional Floor and Shelf Space Our customers can more easily make an examination of the Spring Goods which aie boing received almost dailj. Railroad Division. TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY,,MD,, -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF- Lumber and Building Material. Shipments made direct by vessel to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. Sa?e Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, North Carolina Fine, Our Specialty! WE DEFY COMPETITION IN CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOE n Leav P. M G15 f G 2 1 f 628 f C 3 4 AC 48 G 45 f C47 052 f G 5 5 701 7 11 7 19 f 7 23 f 7 2 7 7 3 4 i' 7 41 f 744 f 747 755 1' 8 04 810 '818 f 821 f 8 2 6 830 P.M. Leave A. M 8 do f 8 5 3 902 9 11 9 21 923 9 2 G i) 32 f O S G 9 4 5 1002 1012 no n f l O 23 1 10 S3 f ! 0 4 J f 1048 flO 54 C l l 15 '11 24 11 30 f l l SS H 41 '11 45 11 50 V. .M. STATIONS. Queens town Bloomin^dale W e Aliils Wiilongliby D C June. Queen Anne Hillsboro Downes Tuckahoe Denton Bobbs Hick man Adiimsvillo Blnnrlinrcl Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Ellundiile Wolfe Milton Whitesboro, Drawbridge, Burton, Leu os. Arrive A. AI 8 0 1 f 7 5 7 f 7 48 f 7 4 0 A 7 29 7 27 f 7 25 721 f 7 1 9 712 701 C 5 4 f 650 f G 4 6 0 4 0 f 6 8 2 f G 2 8 f G24 C I S f 6 06 C 00 f 5 5 2 f u 4 9 f 5 4 5 5 40 A. iM. Arrv. P.M. 5 50 f 5 41 532 626 515 5 13 5 11 50G f 5 0 3 4 55 4 4 0 4 2 9 f 4 2 3 f 4 ! 8 K410 f 3 5 7 f 3 6 3 f 3 4 9 343 f 330 320 f 3 1 2 309 f 3 0 5 300 Â· jr. In the Dry Goods Department Some lino Dross Goods are now shown, and ninny styles of cheaper fabrics are in stock. A GIRL FROM BOSTON. Notions and Ladies and Gentlemen's Underwear, More shelf-space than ever be- foro is occupied with Â« Shoes, the stock being varied; all selected with care, and the price 1 : will strike you ns surprisingly low. Recent wholesale purchases nl- so include much that is desirable in the line of Correspondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS! CONNECTIONS. "A" connects nt TX ifc C. Junction for points on the Delaware Chesapeake Kaihvny. "B" connects nt Gieenwootl u i t h Dela- \vnio Division ot tho Philadelphia, Wilmington Knltimorc Hail road FOR Sen- fortl, Dolmnr, Salisbury, and points south. "C' ! connects nt EllenJale with the Delaware, llnryland, Virginia Railroad FOR Gcoigetown. "E" connects at Green wood with the Delaware Division of the Philadelphia. "Wilmington. Unltimorc Knilrond. I. W. TROXEI., Gen. Manager. C. C. WALLKK, Gon. Fr't Pass. Agt. Carpets, Mattings, c, Here nre 50 rolls of matting, nnd it is going at 10 to 25 cents per yard. Handsome Ingrain Carpets 30 nnd -10 cents now sell nl 27, per yard. find heio a DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE LooH to Your Interest i?d Get Our Prices Before Selling. NORTH Mail. PaE. A. M. P. M. 40 m Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest Market Value on Delivery. P. H, (JOLT, WYE STATION, QUEEN ANNE'S R, R, W. H. DENNY, WYE STATION, S.N, SMITE, WILLOUGHBY, - " 645 G55 708 718 7 2 4 731 7 4 2 752 803 810 817 823 826 83G 845 A. M. 1 1 50 2 0 7 2 17 2 2 4 2 33 2 43 2 54 3 04 311 3 IS 324 3 2 7 R 3 7 3 4 0 P. M. Oxford. Trappe, Easton, Chapel, Cordova, Queen Anne, Bidgely, Greensboro Goldsboro, Hendtrson, Alnrydet, Slaughters, Hartley, Kenton, Clayton SOOTH. Mail. Pas. A. M. 11 53 11 42 11 24 11 12 1104 1054 1044 1034 1024 1016 1008 1000 957 9 4 8 938 A. M. P. M. 7 4 7 7 37 7 2 0 708 7 0 2 G 5 5 6 4 G G 3G 6 2 G B 19 612 G O G 604 556 6 4 7 . M. "Workingmen will heavy stock of Farm Clothes, which will nt once attract their attention. Tho figures sell them quickly. J.H. NICHOLS SON, DENTON BRIDGE. A LARGE ASSORTMENT -OF-SPRING GOODS f PHIGE 88.25-flaD Ml t No. CS3. Hrass Trimmed White En- Sj WÂ°"\ A 1!tl dstead, niailo in CM8,42and i ,ib iiK.ii widths--length 75 inches. It lias ^ ouc-Muli pill us, two inch foniss v.isca g -in'' c.:ps. This ncd retails at from 6 to 8 Hnv *f tiio maker nnd aavo the mld- k (.lotnan 3 i.iollts. Our Catalogues aro mailed for ilio aslclnfr. Complete lines ? f . Iui ""t'Â»e. Diapeiics, Crockery, riclures, Minors, btovcs, Kcfriirera- tura, B.iby Cnrnajfcs, Lamps, Bedflfnff otc., aro contained in thet.0 books. Our Litlioxi aphed Carpet Catalogue allowing all Roods in bnud-painteU coloVsia alÂ»ofree; if Carpet samples aro wanted mail in 8c. In stamps. Drop a postal at onco In tup money savers and remom- ber that W c ptty frei B ht this mouth oil pnrclinsoi of Cnrpets, J.HCC urtniiiÂ«, lor(irra and KiiÂ£9 nmouutiiig to Â§9 and ovÂ«r. Julius Mines ft Son BALTIMORE, MÂ». PLEASE MCNTIOH THIS PA PC*. FXDX'B AUCTION SALES! --t-- Â« Th Greatest, Fairest and Largest Horse- Dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are M. FOX SONS. We soil more horses and can SHOW YOU MORE HORSES than yon can lind in tiny stiiMc in the State. DON'T MISS OUR AUCTION SALES! You w i l l wonder how cheap \\esell horses. Kverj horse offered is So!d for What Is Bid, And ^o.i can take them home, and if mis- icprosented ship them back and get your money back. Bile waa n Boaton maiden nnd a pink of first society Who came to Colorado on nn observation tour, .And through her gloaming glassos gazed with maidenly propriety Upon tho many wondrous things which tourist follcs allure. Her escort heard her questions in a spirit mceli and dutiful, For ho -\vns an obliging and accommodating youth, And in his apt roplies in manner picturesque nnd beautiful Ho ran a woof of fiction through n golden web of truth. She gazed upon the lofty blocks, alivo with hum of business, Admired the architecture with n scientific oyo, Then upnn elevator went nnd gazed m breathless dizziness Upon the cily from n point well up toward tho sky. 8ho studied well our pretty men in nil their modest dovclmcss, Allowed that they wcro perfect pearls of masculimsh giaco, And when It camo to faultless types of breezy western loveliness, In form as woll BE feature, our sweet mnid- ena sot tho paco. When evening came, shosighed a sigh mid enid with sweet urbanity: "Thoy really uroout of sight,tho ninny things I've saw, Tour Iraay streets nnd palaces, your ho and sho humanity, And yonder mountain chain arc lovely hands to \\hom to draw, But spite of nil tho beauties of your people, town nnd scouery, A loneliness athwart my heart persistently will come. So if you kindly will oblige and steer mo to n hennery I'll Eiiap ray Jn-ws on treasures that will biing a dream of home." --Denver Post. CLAPHAM MYSTERY. THE LARGEST HORSE DEALERS IK MARYLAND. Connect at Clayton with Delaware Division of P. W. U. B. R. H. P. KENNBY, General Sup't. J. B. HUTCIUNSON, General Manager. R. L. Hoi.Li.nAY. Superintendent. JUST EEGEIYE!)! A Well Selected Stock of HATS AND CAPS. All the Latest Styles in Derbies nnd Straw Goods. duster River Steamboat Conip'y Fall and Winter Schedule, tt EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W. H, ANDERSON, DENTON, H. G, HOBB3 ,HOBBS, W- R. PETERS, HICKMAN, W, S. LORD, GREENWOOD, C. BURTON, MILTON, E, W, INGRAM, LEWES, Direct Telephone Connections With Queenstown, Sacks Furnished, WILLIAM H. CONN, QUEEHSTOWH^MD. ( For WM. HOPPS CO., BALTIMORE, HD. Beginning November 1st, 1897, the steamer Emma A. Ford, -will leave Chestertown at 8 n. m., Monday, Wednesday nnd Friday, stopping nt Rolpli's, Bjoker's, Quaker Neck, Jiogle's, Qncenstown nnd Kent Island. Leave Baltimore 10.30 n. m., Tuesday, Thursday nnd Saturday for snme Inndings. Stenmcr Gratitude will leave Centreville 8 n. m., Tuesday, Thursday nnd Satuulay, stopping at the Inndings on Corsica river, Jackson's Creek nnd Rock Hall. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Monday, Wednesday mid Friday for the same landings. 86?"Special trip to Rock Hall nnd return on Saturday's only. Leave Bnlti- more 3 p. m., LonvoRoek 5.15 p. in. GEO. WAUKIKLD, President, J. E. TAYLOR, Genernl Agent DRESS G-OODS. All-Wool Serges, from 32c. to 50c. Mohairs nnd Henriettas, from 32c. to 70e. Novelty Suitings, all-wool, fivm 25c. up. A Great Variety in Children's Men's nnd "Women's SHOES. A Good, Solid, Ladies' Shoe for $1 A Large Stock of Men's Youths' nnd Boys' CLOTHING at Very Low Pi Ices. M. FOX SONS, A U C l ' I O N K K R S A N D I'ROl'KIKTORS, 318-320-322 NORTH ST., j3a.ltim.ore, fcler Transportation Line D A I L Y STEAMERS FOR Gieat Choptank, Trappe and Tuckahoe Rivers. Furniture, Glass and Queensware. In fact anything the public inuy need in our line, nt popular prices. HOUSE UHLER, --DEALERS IN-- Is yonr Home, Furniture, Grain, Live Stock, or otfeer Property Insured Against Loss by FIREORLIGHTNING? If not, if you will npply to one of the Agents of ll.o a Special Mixture for Potatoes ami Tomatoes, a Rock, Bone nnd Fish Mixture for Berries. We aro selling the ADRIAN CE PLATT Platform Binders, Mowcis, Rakes, Etc., which are Guaranteed ( in every respect. 1:1. SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc, ; AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, "Will be kept on hand a supply of First-Class Morea Stove Coal. It is the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish Xerr Bros.' Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr order. Satisfaction guaranteed. OF DOVER. DEL. you can obtain insurance at low rates. The Company is Mutual, and you will only pny what the insurance costs, ns any amount in EicessflfCost Willie Returned in Diyiflents or at termination of polic}'. WM. DENNY, Secretary. R. TLUMMER, Agent, Greensboro. J. B. FLETCHER. " Preston. 13RO., ANKERSONTOWN. MD. FOR.THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS , / I will have a large line of both XaOLD AND SILVER WATCHES ':; ,. ; _ AT ALL PRICES, FROM $3.00 UP. flCg^Persons having watches in need of repair will do well to call on me. /: ' T. W. TO THE PUBLIC! I flesiro to inform my friends of Donton and the pftiblic roundabout thnt I will bo at the store of STEWART BROS., in DEHTON EVERY TUESDAY, Â·where I will be prepared to take orders for all kinds of JEWELRY and to malto repairs. AH work will receive prompt attention, small repairs being made before leaving town. Orders left with Stewart Bros, will be carefully attended to. I thank you . for past favors, and liope to receive a continuance of them. M0SES THE JEWELER. Carpets, Straw Mattings, Rugs, Oil Cloths, AND FURNITURE Headquarters for Drive-well Material, Plows, Wheelwright nnd Blacksmith Supplies, Building Hardware; Carriage, Wagon, Cart and Plow Harness, Pnints nnd Oils, Tinware, Hnrness nnd Shoe Lenlher, Washing Machines, Belt Lacing, nnd Stenm Packing. TWELVE HOOKS FILLED WITH MODS! I have a large stock of Barbed Wiie Cable Wire Buckthorn nnd Ribbon Fencing, Poultry Netting, c. TILGHMAN HARVEY, Burrsville, Md. On and after J a n u a r y 1st, 1897, steaiu- ois will leave Pier 5 Light Street Wharf daily except Sundays at 7 p. nÂ»., for Ox-ford, Trappe, Cambridge, Chancellor's Soeivtaiy, Clark's, Choptank, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, McCarty's, Galley 's, Todd's. Downes', Towers', Wiliiston, luckalipe Bridge, Roesc's, Coward's, Covey's, Hillsboro and Queon Anne. Arriving at Oxford the following morning in time for connection with the Delaware Chesapeake li. K., and nt Cambridge with the Cambridge Seafordli E. lictiirm'ng will leave llillsboro, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thuisilnjs .mil F r i d u j s n t 10 n. in.; Covey's 10.30; Coward's 11; Willislon 1 p. m.; Ganej's 1-10; JrcCji-t.\'s 2; K i n g s t o n 2.15; Dover Bridge 2.;:p, Modfoid's (Choptank) 4; Clark't U3; Cambridge 7; Trappe 8.30 and Oxford 10, stopping at intermediate laiulin^s, a r r i v i n g in .Baltimore early the following mornings. Steamer leaves Hillsboro Sundays at G a m.; Coward's, 7 a. i n ; AVilliston, 8 .1. in.; Bedford's ( C h o p t a n k ) 10.30n. m ;Cnm- bridge 12.30, Trappo 1.43 p. m.; Oxford 3 p. in., ni r i v i n g in Bnltinioio at 8.30 p. m. Sundays. Pi-eight received u n t i l G p. in. daily for ull landings. B. E. WHEELER, Agont, Pier 6 Light St., Knltimore. B.15. C O H K K . A-ront aUWillislon. The Steamer Greensboro D. S. BKOCKWAV, FASTER,) Will ply between GREKNSBOROUGH nnd BALTIMORE Weekly, touching at nil Inndings between Greensbor- ough and Denton. On and after July i, steamer will leave for Baltimore every Monday F R E I G H T S MODERATE, CAPACITY AMPLE The patronage of our merchants and farmeis solicited that this linn may bo made .1 success. Full information by inquiring of GEORGE V. DILL, AGENT, D. S BKOCinVAY. MAfaTER, G,reonshoroush, Md. Or HARRY A. ROE, AQKNT, Denton, 3Id. 865-Lnrge granaries always ready to receive NOW I S T H A N E o T I M E REED'S TO GET BARGAIN? Irt IS T H E PLACE HARNESS! S TATEMENT OF THE PENNSYL- vania Fire Insurance Co., of Philadelphia, Pa., to December 31, 1897: Onp'tnl g 400,000.00 Total Admitted Assets 4,902,136.00 Total Liabilities.., 2.8fla!oSO.OO Net Surplus , .,. 2,200,2q4.00 If in need of a n y t h i n g in my line it will bo to your advantage to examine what I have to show before purchasing elsewhere. My stock includes Dusters, Sheets, Fly Nets, Ear Tips, Whips, Uimicts as low as $7, Hand-made Ilarnoss to order, Collars Bridles, A.xlo and Harness Oil, Whip Sockets, Puds of all kinds. fl6?Â°nnines3 repaired and cleaned at short notice. W, S, REED, Don ton. Md. "It is all arranged for tomorrow," said young Mrs. Latymer-Wynne, as she and her husband took their seats at the dinner table. "What is arranged?" asted her husband, a little grumpily, for he had had a long and fatiguing day in the city. "Oh, the football match, of course," "And are you going to waste your afternoon in looking on?" "Quelle idee. Oh, no. I am going to play." " Yon 1" said Harry, and he almost dropped his spoon in disgust. , "Why not? It is all the rage now, nnd you know I like to be in the fashion." "You cannot be serious, Kate. You, a married woman, with two children, going to exhibit yourself in that way before a crowd of loafers! And in that dress tool""Well, the dross is a little unbecoming--that's the worst of it. But ns to exhibiting oneself, that's all nonsense. Isn't it a woman's business to exhibit herself? Don't we all exhibit ourselves when we go to a draw ing room ?'' "At any rate, you don't hick about and tumble in the mud when you go to a drawing room." "No; because the rules of the game are different, but one is as much an exhibition as the other." Mrs. Latymer-Wynne was decidedly cleverer than her husband, and kept him, on the whole, in a state of subjection. He was a good, honest fellow, who did very well on the Stock Exchange, where his high animal spirits and propensity for practical joking were much appreciated, but ho was no match for his pretty wife in the little verbal conflicts which sometimes take place between the most affectionate couples. And his wife, though very fond of him, took a delight in teasing him; his awkward attempts at repartee amused her. "I ! m really very lucky to have the chance," she went on. "Lady Plyte--that's our captain, you know --said that, on present form, I hadn't much claim to a place in the team, but that as two of her cracks were down with the 'flu' she'd give me a trial. Oh, wasn't it good of her?" "Confound her!" said Harry. "But, I say, Kate, this is beyond a joko, I renlly must beg that you will drop it." "Yes; into the goal mouth," said his wifo demurely. "Now, Harry, don't be an old goose. A hundred years ago, no doubt.it wouldn't have been done at nil. Today it is just the newest thing out." "And you're going to allow a lot of cads to criticise your legs, am perhaps call ont, 'Go it, Tommy,' as they did at a ladies' football match the other day. Ladies indeed I It's positively disgusting." "Oh, I think my legs are all right, Harry. And if they like to call me 'Tommy,' I don't mind. You know it's meant as admiration." "And woman will do anything for that. Well, I say again it's a monstrous thing, and you will never play football in public with my sanction.' 1 Mrs. Latymer-Wynne smiled contentedly. Sho was probably conscious that there were a good many things which she did without the sanction of her husband. Harry noticed the smile, and for once it angered him. He knew that the old days when wives were supposed to submit themselves to their husbands were over and that a direct prohibition from him would only make his wifo tho more determined to carry out her plan, so ho merely said: "You will regret it yourself one flay, Kate. I am sure you will." But Mrs. Latymer-Wyune only smiled again. She would not give way. Still, if she could have foreseen the terrible calamity that was about to befall her, she would no doiibt have relented. But who can foresee the future? Â» Â· Â· Â· * Â· Â» Those who were living at Clap- ham--qr indeed anywhere in Lon- don--at that time cannot have for. gotten the extraordinary =cns:ition that was excited liy what was called the Clapham mytlery, and the scene of the mystery was Mrs. Latymer- Wynno's house. It appeared that as the various rooms in the upper story were in the hands or the painters and pappr- ors Mr. Latymer-Wynne occupier! tempoiiirily the library on the ground floor as a bedroom, while his wifo slept with the children on another floor. Nothing occurred during the night to disturb those who slept up staiis, but when the servants came down in the morning aud proceeded to call thfir master they were unable to louse him. After knocking icpcntcdly without receiving any reply they informed Mrs. Ljitymor-Wynne of tho state of af- faiis That lady was naturally much alarmed and at once sent for assist ance. The door \v;is t'oiced open. The scene which then presented itself was ono calculated to excite the most serious apprehensions. There was n o K i g n o i Mr Latymev-Wynne, but there were various indications of a desperate struggle. One of the windows was open bsloxv, and be- tweeu this window and the bed the floor-was strewn with fragments of the heavy china ewer belonging to the washbtand. It appeared as if this had been used by the unfortunate man as the only thing in the nature of a weapon within reach. More ominous still, a closer inspection revealed blood stains on the carpet. The bed had evidently been occupied, but the pyjama suit in which Mr. Latymer-Wynne generally slept was missing. He happened not to have dressed for dinner the night before, and the ordinary morning clothes which he had been wearing were found folded up on a chair in his usual neat and methodical manner. But his valuable watch and chain, together with a large sum of money of which he was known to be in possession, had been carried off by the perpetrator or perpetrators of the outrage. Mrs. Latymer-Wynne was in despair. Of course the police were sent for immediately. They came in the persons of, a district inspector nnd a sergeant. They looked at everything with eyas full of terrible meaning and nodded to each other significantly and occasionally grunted ejaculations. At last, in response to an impassioned appeal from the Indy, the inspector succeeded in delivering himself of one or two consecutive sentences. "Very sorry, mum; it looks like n bad business. Anyway, it's a detective job. We'll wire for one at once." A little later Inspector Bickerdyke, the celebrated detective, made his appearance on the scene. He made a careful examination of everything in the room and then went outside, followed by Mrs. Latymer- Wynne and her servants. Here he pointed to a number of footmarks and said: "Why, there seems to have been a whole gang at work. It isn't in reason that ono man could do the job all by himself, but this looks like an army. Hello, what's this!" He pointed to two holes in the soft gravel which were conspicuous among the crowd of footmarks. "I expect they were made by the ladder," said Mrs. Latymer-Wynne. "There was a ladder against the house yesterday for the workmen to do some painting." "Oh, then, most of these are their footmarks," saict the inspector, greatly disgusted. "That complicates matters a good deal, for now we can't get any clew from the footmarks." It almost seemed as if even Inspector Bickerdyko would, for onco, bo baffled. But at last his patience was rewai Jed; a sweep made his appearance ou the scene and informed the detective that, as ho was passing the house in tho early dawn, he had seorj a man, very shabbily dressed in a gray suit, stealing trom the premises. At the moment he had not attached any importance to the circumstance, as he thought the man was ono of the servants. Now, however, he felt it to be his duty to mention it. The inspector's small eyes twinkled with satisfaction as he listened to this statement. The mere fact that the criminal wore a, gray suit did not seem much to go upon, but Inspector Bickerdyko felt pretty sure t h a t ' i t would be enough for him. He would track that gray suit to the remotest corner of the earth. When he had completed his investigation, he condescended to communicate the result to Mrs. Laty- mer-Wynne. "It's a great pity, mum, the shuf .era weren't put up last night. If they'd been up, this thing might never 'avo 'nppened. There were two oÂ£ them in the job at least--perhaps three. Mr. Wynne, he must have been in bed at tho time, and as they came into the room he must have sprung out and tried to defend himself with the water jug. But they were too many for him. However. I think I know the gang, and it won't be long before I lay my hand on 'em." But my poor dear husband!" Mrs. Wynne exclaimed, clasping her hand? and fixing her eyes with an imploring look on the inspector's face. The inspector did not answer, but he shook his head gravely. You can- cot recall to life a man once murdered. The" only comfort for the well regulated mind must'be the iope of bringing the murderer to IsTO, 27, jusuce. The next morning there was in all the papers a long account ot "The Clapliain Mystery.'' A well known member of the Stock Exchange bad been surprised by burglars when asleep, and, after a desperate resistance, Lad been murdered and the body carried off. And yet all the efforts of the "police to discover where the corpse had been hidden had been fruitless. But the investigation having been intrusted to Inspector Bickerdyke, that famous detective had already made an arrest on suspicion. He had succeeded in tracking one of the supposed murderers--the man in the gray suit stop by step from ClapLam to White- chapel, where he had discovered him in a low public house and ar-\ rested him. It was added that he would be brought before the magistrates some time that day (Saturday). When the man was placed in the dock--which, owing to various delays, was not till the afternoon--it soon became clear that the evidence was indeed very strong against him. Inspector Bickerdyke detailed all the circumstances of the crime and the arrest with his usual formality and clearness. "From information received" (though the sweep was to give his evidence the inspector could not bring him self to depart from the established formula) he had reason to believe that one of the criminals was an individual in a gray suit, who had been seen to leave the house under suspicious circumstances at a very early Lour in the morning. ' He (the inspector) had therefore set himself to work to track this individual and had, he believed, succeeded in doing so. He had arrested him at the Hen and Chickens in Whitechapel. The man refused his name and address, nor would he give any account of himself. He had therefore been taken to the station and there searched and his clothes examined. Blood stains were found upon them. These might be accounted for by a fresh cut on the thumb of the right hand. He had in his possession a largo sum of money in notes and gold, of which he refused to give any account. In fact, he had hardly spoken a dozen words since his arrest. But tho strongest piece of evidence ugainst him was that a watch and chain had been found' upon him, which had been shown.to Mrs. Latymer-Wynne and had been identified by her as belonging to her' husband. "Is the lady here?" asked the magistrate. "She was requested to be here at 3," said the inspector. "The case 'as come on a little hearlier than we expected, your worship." The magistrate looked at tho clock, and the public stared at the prisoner. Ho looked a i:iaa capable of committing any crime. Short an;! thickset, he was evidently possessed of great strength. His general appearance was that of a disreputable loafer. Tho gray suit, to which he owed his detectiou, was very shabby; he had no collar--in fact, there was a total absence of linen; his hair was disheveled, Ins face uu- washed, his chin coveied with a thick stubble. The evidence of the servants and of the sweap( who swore to his identity) was taken, and then, as Mrs. Latymer-Wynue had not arrived, the magistrate ordered the prisoner to be removed nutl the next case to be called. But the next case had not been begun before Airs. Latymer-Wynne made her appearance. She wat. at once conducted to tho witness box rmd the prisoner biought back. Apparently even his hardened nature had broken down at the thought of confronting the widow of his victim, for ho came back into the court holding a handkerchief to his eyes. Mrs. Latymer-Wynne ' cast one glance in his dhection and then- averted her gaze from an object so repulsive to her. Her evidence was very short, relating as it did merely to the disappearance of her husband and"the identification of the watch and chain. When it had been given, Inspector Bickerdyke asked that the . prisoner should be remanded for a week, a request which was iinruedi- (Continued on Fourth page.) Comforting-. Mrs. Cullen--An is this yer new baby, Mrs. Doolan f Well, well! Mrs. Doolan--They say, hero in tho coort thot he luks loike ma Do yes! t'iuk so, ma'am? Mrs. Cnllen--Well, to tell the troot, ho does look a dale like ye, but whin he gets phwiskors all over his face it'll change the rezimblance BO that it'll not be noticed at all, at all, so Oi wouldn't moind if Oi was ye, Mrs. Doolan. -- Detroit Tree Press. Why He RÂ»n K . Forain is telling a scory to Chase after dinner, and in the course of it remarks: "Then I rang violently for my servant." "What," somebody interrupts, "have you got a servant?" "No," said Forain, "but I've tot a bell!"--Figaro. for Qualified. "I never ask a gentleman money," said a tailor. "But suppose ho doesn't pay you?" "Well, if he doesn't pay me within a reasonable time I conclude he ie not a gentleman, and then I iis-k li m.''--London Tit-Bits.
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