Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on June 4, 1898 · Page 1
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·Ji-CfV^'-^'^il ·_££ix J !^ _ ^-* t 1845, A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.-- Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898 VOL. 52. , JTJIETIB ^, 189.8. IsTO. 33, GREATER OAK HALL GREATER OAK HALL Imperious public need is the ruling consideration in Oak Hall just now. The Government wants immediately, urgently every uniform we can make and we need room for the tailor-work. To get that room without delay we cut prices on many lots of men's and boys' suits, We throw away cheerfully the profits of the present rising market. These are some Emergency Prices $25 and $20 Men's Suits for : ;I5 and $13.00. :;13.50 and $15 Suits for $10. ! i!2 Suits for $7.50. : 7.50 Suits for $5. Boys' $7 Suits for $3.50. We push out Women's Goods, too. Covert Cloth Suits worth $15 for $10. Serge Suits worth $16.50 for $10. . Summer waists and skirts-a third under value. ' We know of no opening to-day for money-saving (by men and women) on desirable and standard new goods equal to this. The Oak Hall guarantee is back of every garment. The pressure that forces us to push these goods at lowered prices is genuine. Railroad fare paid on purchases of reasonable amount. Wanamaker Brown Sixth and Market, Phila. Peerless Machine Shops, EASTOKf, MD. PEERLESS TRACTION ENGINES, . PEERLESS * EPARATORS, ?PEER LESS SELF-FEEDERS, PEERLESS WEIGHERS AND BAGGERS, PEERLESS SAW MILLS, PEERLESS PORTABLE, DOMESTIC AND STA TIONRA Y ENGINES A ND BOILERS. OUR GUARANTEE: We will guarantee our Peerless Threshing Rigs will do more work' and better work rhin any other make of machine on the mar-kef, or we will pu: them side and side and take the best fo; t.ic- oney. Also Imperial Stackers by the car load. Repairing in all branches. Bicycles repaired, re-enameled and nickle-platecl at Reasonable prices. For particulars call on or address for catalogue. Telephone call No. 35. C. M. Near P. W. B. R. R. Depot. TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD, f -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. Save Money bj Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, o ITorth Carolina Fine, Our Specialty! WE DEFY COMPETITION I» CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENT? FOR Correspondence solicited. 'Orders promptly filled. HOUSE UHLER. --DEALERS IK-- SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWfH) 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 Kerr Bros.' Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr order. Satisfaction guaranteed. ^ i!i^ ·ft DRUGS AND MEDICINES. GOOES SHOES Must be mentioned with the first. We have Ladies' Oxfords, Misses Oxfords, and Men's Patent Leather, Russet and Black. You can secure just what you want, to suit your foot, and the price will suit you. Some Miscellaneous Articles well worthy of mention, because of their quality and price, are: BEDSTEADS, ROCKING CHAIRS, DINING' CHAIRS, CANE-SEAT CHAIRS, STRA W MA TTING, OIL CLOTHS, LINOLEUM. J.H. NICHOLS SON. QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO. SCHl\»UI,li IN Kl-'I-KCT APRII,. 28, I rd. IBALTQ.FERRYI w cs tw«,-d. P. M 5 - i O Ar'iv P. 11 Leave P. 51. 13 Arrive P. JM. BALTIMORE TO S 15 6 00 QUEENST'N. 8 20 10 - Arrive A. M 11 00 Leave A. M, A iv A.M. 4 45 Lenv A.M Railroad Division. Leav. P.M. 025 f G 31 C O 38 f 6 4 4 AC 51 G 53 f C 5 5 G 50 f 702 7 0 7 7 16 7 2 3 F 7 2 7 '7 31 7 37 7 4 4 747 f 7 6 5 7 6 - f 806 811 '810 ' 8 2 2 f 8 2 0 830 Leave A.M. 836 re 43 852 y 01 o is 016 9 2 2 9 2 G f 0 0 55 10 05 f 1010 f 10 1C nl02G f l O 41 f 10 48 f 1054 e l l 15 11 2i 11 30 1 f 11 38' 11 41 f 11 45 1150 STATIONS. £ r ' riMe P. M. A. SI. ' Qucenstown Bloomiiigdalc Wyo WillougliUy D C Juno. Queen Anne Hillsboro Downos TnekaliOo Den ton Kobbs Iliclvinun Adamsvillc Blnnchard Greenwood · Owens Banning Deputy Ellomlalo "Wolfe Hilton Whitesboro, Drftwbridgo, Burton, Lowes. 7 Co f 7 50 f 7 43 f 7 37 A 7 29 7 2 7 f 7 2 5 7 2 1 f 7 10 7 12 701 C 54 r e 50 f 0 4 G f. 40 f C 3 2 f G 2 8 f 0 2 4 G 18 f 0 00 6 00 f 5 5 2 f54!) f 6 4 5 540 Arrv. P. M. G O O f o 51 5 42 6 3 6 523 521 o 16 f 5 13 605 450 4 39 F 4 3 3 f 4 2 8 E4 20 I 1 3 57 f 3 53 f 3 4 9 343 f 3 30 320 f 3 12 f 3 0 o 300 A. M. P. CONNECTIONS. 'A" connects nt D C. Junction for joints on the Delaware Chesapeake Saihvnj---Bastou nnd Oxford. 'B" connects at Greenwood with Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wilmington Baltimore Itnilrimd. "C" connects nt Ellendnle with llio Dol- iware, Maryland, Virginia llnilrond FOR Georgetown. Sunday onlv, boat leaves Baltimore- nt 9.00 a. m., and Qucetistown at 6.30 n. m. nnd 4.30 p. m. I. W. TKOXKL, U. C. WALLER, Gen. Manager. Gen. Tfr't Puss. Agt. Wheeler Transportation Line DAIL'Y STEAMERS FOR Gitat Choptank, Trappe and Tuckahoe Rivers. On and lifter Nny 22d, 1898, steamers will leave 1'icr 5 Light Street Whnrf laily except Sundays at G p. in., for Ox- 'ord, Trappe, Cambridge, Chancellor's, Secretary, Clark's, Ohoptniik, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, McUarty's, Gnn- iy'a, Todd's, 'Towers', WilHstou, L'uckalipc Bridgc7 Kcose's, Coward's, Cov- iy's, Hillsboro and Queen Anne. Arriving nt Oxford the following morn- ng in time for connection with the Dela- vnre Chosapenke It. 11., and at Cam- ridge witl^the Cambridge Scaford It. It. lleturning will leave Ilillsboro M on- lay?, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, .nd Fridays at 10 r.. m.; Covey's 10.30; Do-ward's 11; Williston 1 p. in ; Gnncy's .30, MeCarty's 2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Bridge 230; Hertford's (Choptnnk) 4; Clark's 4.16; Secretary, 5; Cambridge 7; 'rappo 830 and Oxford 10, stopping al ntonncdiate landings, arriving in Ealti- noro etirly tlie following mornings. SUNDAY SJJSAMKH VOK BALTIITOKK. Stcuinor will leave for Baltimore on iundtiys as follows Wayman's, 4.30 n m ; Covey's, 600; Coward's, 6.15; -"Willi'ton, .30, Ganoy's, 0.-J5; Kingston,; Dover Judge, 7.30; Uluiptank, 830, Secretary, 0.30; Cambridge, 10.30; Trnppe, 11.45; Ox- brd, 1.00 p. in., arriving in Haiti more at .00 p. in., tho sumo day. Freight received u n t i l 6.30 for 11 landings. E. B. WHEELER, Agont, Pier 6 Light St., Baltimore. B. B, COIIKE, Affont at WiJliston. A LARGE ASSORTMENT --or-SPRING GOODS JEST EEGETOT I A AVi'll Selected Stock of HATS AND CAPS. All the Latest Styles in Derbies and Straw Goods. G-OODS. All-Wool Series, from 32c. to 50c. Mohnirs nnd Henriettas, from .2c. to 7Cc. Novelty Suitings, all-wool, frjin 25c. up. A 6roal Vnricty in Children's Men 1 * and Women's SHOES. A Good, Solid, Liuhc^' Shoo for ?l. A Lnrgc Stock of Men's Youths' and UOJE"' CLOTHING nt Very Low Pi-ices. Furniture, Glass and Queensware. In fact anything the public mny need in our line, nt populnr prici-s.' ft Special Mixture for Potatoes and Tomatoes, a Rock, Bono and Fish Mixture for Berries We are selling tlie VDKIANCE PLA.TT Platform Binders, Movers, Rakes, Etc., which are Guaranteed in cvcrj icspect. -IEL Sr I3RO., ANDERSON TOWN", MD. Carpets, Straw Mattings, Rugs, Oil Cloths, A N D FURNITURE Headquarters Tor Drivo-wcll Material, Plows, Wheelwright and Blacksmith Supplies, Building Hardware, Can ingc, Wa^on, Cart and Plow Harness, Paints and Oils, Tinware, Harness and Shoe Leather, Washing Ma- liines, Belt Lficniij;, and Steam PncKinjj. IWHE BOOMS M TO MODS! I have a large stock of B.irbed Wire lable Wire Buckthorn and Ribbon Fencing, Poultry Netting, c. TILGHMAN HARVEY, Burrsville, Md. A Pleased Customer is . The Best Advertisement. A little moliey dots t!io business here, mid our unsurpassed li-ia of NEW GOODS s ready for your inspection. Why look elsewlicio when you can li.iy just w h a t foil want in the \\ay uf Men's, Boys' and Youth's Clothing, ffftts, Cops, Shoes, find the most modern inttorns in Shirts, Collars and !Neck\veni it prices much LOWER THAN THE LOWEST. Wo also carry a full and complete line of Dry Goods in tho latest designs and colors, as well us a very large assortment ofladics' Dress Skirts, winch nio.made of stj'lish nnd durable nntorml. We will begin this season with Bargains. We ^viM cud this season with Bargains. When in need of anything in our line a all will convince you. YOUBS Fon BAHOAISS, THE BALTIMORE BARGAIN STORE, RIDGELY, MD. :s your Home, Furniture, Grain, Li?e Stock, or other Property Insured Against Loss by FIREOR LIGHTNING? .{not, if you will apply to one of the Agents of tho OF DOVER. DEL 'ou can obtain insurance at low rates. The 'ompany is Mutual, nnd yon will only pay vlmt tho insurance costs, as any amount iii EicessofCost Willlic RGtnriM ill DiviWs . or nt termination of policy. WM. DENNY, Secretary. From FACTORY to CONSUMER. buysthislcxnct) Hocker the largest Bizc o\ cr madp ; per do/,en, Jll.BO. Our n e w 1]S- pago catalogue c o n t n i n l u K Fur- nitiue. Drnpe- nes, Ciocltery, lUbv Ciimnges. U f f i i f r e r a t o i s . Stoves,, Ltimps, i --~- -- Pictiuea. M i r - rors, Bedding, etc., is yoms for Hie i iieUing. Special supplements Just 's' sued nif also lico. write to-day, i C.UU'Ur CATALOGUE in iltbo- Clftphed ooloia ib also mtiiled free. | Write fo» it. If you wish samples, ' send 8c. sRimp. M:itTiii|* samples alao i mailed for Sc A l l Oirpets soweil free Hii=i month iiml freight | [ni«lon 89 Dtircliuaca ami over. $7,45 buys n marie-fo-voiir-mens- nvo A11-Won! Cheviot Suit, c\ircssngo picpnid to your sc ition. Write for f rtfl catalogue am] samples. Address (evactly a below), f JULIUS MINES SON, [@ Dcpt. 909. BALTIMORE, MD. I » I 5c, a Yard. Our lotto is to Sell You Good Goods at Bottom Prices. K IN'TITIC YOUll ATTENTION this week to oiu 1 line of W Ladies' Slippers and Oxfords which lin\cju--t ttriucci, nnd ate second to mine. \Vu havo all gi ides, Wiickmid tun, UK] sill prices We have received this «oeU also a lut of . LADIES'SHOES, cli«i]i in piiw but hi'^h in qutility. We ran Nell you n p.iir of sluio* l"ir SI 23 find itnnranlee them to ·jivo -iitWuclkm. You ought to oce oui SI 23, £L JO nnd §200 Hr.ules. Ladies' Shoes in stock ranging in price from 65c, to $3.50 per Pair. A sow! stock aNo of MEN'S HOYS' nnd U l l l I j P K U v ' S SHOIib «cc tlioin Wore jnireliabing. The seiuon is licic for STRAW HATS nnd \?o havo them in nil prices and styles. liMMj icmcmbcr our low prices on Clotli- -g Suits for Men, from $!.7o to §10.00. Ita You Paper Your House, live us a cull foi Paper. We havo nil Crudes, and aro selling at the risjht prices --same as all our goods i:re sold nt. Ciimo in and see us. DENTON, MD. THE SPOT GASH STORE. * Insolvent Notice. \ G. Bradley vs. His Cicditors. In the Ciicuit Court for Caroline county The pioceodiiigs in the nbove entitled c.iso h ivins bciii lead and considered, tho eonit hereby aopioves the election of T. Pliny Fishct, pcimancnt tuistce for the bunclitof tho crcditoio of tlie witliin named William G. Bi.idloj, insolvent, and the ·said T Pliny Fisliei, fk permanent trustee, after e\ecnliii!; ind iiluig a good and oiifHciont !)onl to tliK Stale of Maryland n the .'-uin of one b u n d l e d dollars, condi- imicil 101 llio faithful (Itefhnigc of liis du- iies us SIK h tuistee, and after its approval, · hereby authorised and directed to proceed with the OMiculion of his trust. And it ib further ordered that the said petitioner appear before the Circuit Court for Caroline county on the fouith Monday of J u n e next, to answer such interrogatories and allegations as Ins creditors, endorsers or sureties mav pioposc or allege against h i m , and that he giv« at least forty dins notice thereof lo Iris creditors, which said nolico shall be published weekly for the period of forty days by inserting u copy of this order in some newspaper printed in Carolina county onco n week tor thosnid poiioci of t'oit days. WM! R. MAKTIN. Tine copy--Test. CHARLES W. HOIJBS, Clerk. Examiners' Notice, "Wo, the undersigned, having been ap- pointod by the county commissioners of Caroline county to enter upon, examine, and, if found necessary, lay down a public road, beginning on the road from Federalsburg to Dcnton, on a line between the lands of W'lliam Tnce and S. Collins and ginning eastward, between the binds of William Tiicc nnd 0. Lewis in a straight lino, ciossing the lands of C Lewis and J. Ro a =er; thence southeast to a line between the lands ot U. F. Tnce and P. Ti ice, thunoe eastward to F. P. Co\ry's line, tbotice to county load lending fiom Smith\ i l l c to Feduialsbura, licinb i;ue notice on WEDNESDAY, JUifK 15, 1SOS, tit 9 o'clock a. in., we u ill meet at suid pliicu of b e g i n n i n g to execute our commission. The County Suivejoi will please attend without further notice. L. J. BT.OXSOM, L. N. TODD. ELI AS W. WILLIAMSON, May 14, 1SOS Examiners. i. PLUMMER, Agent, Greensboro. J. B. FLETOHEB. " Preston. i Notice of Election Supervisors. The Supeivisois of Election for Caroline connty.-Md , hereby give notice that they will meet at their oflioj in Dciiton, J UNE 11th, 1808, fit 10 o'clock a. in , for the puipnso of appointing Ollicers of Rog- istnition for the ensuing your, who shall also act as judges of election for their re- spectivo election districts of Caroline county aforesaid. 15. FRANK EDGELL, President W. W SKWAHD, JAS. T. SYLVESTEK, Bnnrd of Election Supervisors for Caroline Co., Md. A BACK!.J FANCY. Tho room 1% dim, tlie logs burn low, But -n the lltful ilas,h I sco Upon tha wall the sunbcnms glow Through the green In .inches of tho tree. The backlog spnlfurs, iiiid I hear The £01 (jit's Icsifj summer noto, And in tho \\nvcs of smoKe appear Tho blue pools of the wood remote. Then, lilcon spirit, \\itchlng, gay, Ascends n tlnoljliiiig golden spark-A mcfly drifting on its way Aciosi the lonuly inarisli dark. --Harper's Weekly. THE TEST CASE. It was Mortem--I mean Montagu Morton, the woll known dealer in precious stones--who told me this story. I was talking to him in his clingy office and was struck by the almost incredibly careless way in which he dealt with some vnluahle diamonds. Yes, lie owned that he was careless. He assured me that he never legistered any letter or parcel, however valuable, and yet had never lost anything in the post. He did not keep n light burning all night, or use an electric alarm of any kind, or give any special orders to the po lice, yet he had nover lost anything by burglary. "And yet this place is perfectly simple--outer door, passage, inner door to clerk's room, opening into my own office, which in turn opens into tho strong room. It's wonderful that the burglars never try it.' 1 1 suggested that he used precautions of his own--watchmen, private detectives. Montagu Morton smiled. "Ah," lie siud, "ever hear of Roynal?" I had heard of him. Seeing that Roynal advertised his detective agency in every morning paper every day it would have been difficult not to hear of him, and 1 said so. Montagu Morton unlocked and opened a drawer in his writing table. He took out a leather tray, divided into compartments, and from one of the compartments produced a green stone, which he handed me. "What ilo you make of that?" "An emerald." ' "All green stones are emeralds to you," said Morton. "It ia not an emerald. It is an opal--a curious sort of opal--and worth whatever I can get for it. I would give £7 or £S for it myself, but then I never jive whot a thing is worth, otherwise I could not live. However, that not the point The point is that f it had not been for Roynal the fctone would not have been in my possession today." And then Montagu Morton told me the story which 1 here tell again. When a grocer has his silk umbrella stolen by a tramp, ho goes to the police. When an English count- ss lends a pearl necklace to her sister-in-law and the sister-in-law returns it with the four principal learla removed and excellent imita- :ions substituted, the countess goes to Roynal. She wants her pearls ust as much as the grocer wants his umbrella--probably even more--but · ;he countessdoes not want publicity and scandal. Roynal, engaged on these pearls, called on Morton for some informa- ;ion, which Morton gave him with his customary good nature. As he alked Roynal saw an opportunity 'or extension o± business. He rnost- y divided his time between complaining ho had too much to do and endeavoring to get still more. He rarely worked on a case himself. He lad any amount of assistants, clever naturally and trained by himself, to to tho actual work. It was only a case of exceptional difficulty and uiportauce that would secure Roy- uai's personal attention. It having become quite obvious to Joynal that Montagu Morton must je frequently and urgently in need of a detective agency to take care of lim, ho took especial pains not to mention the fact at the lime, but on he following day ho instructed an emissary and dispatched him. The emissary was very fashionably Iressed, nnd in face was a little like Sfapoleon, and the card he sent in to Mr. Morton by the hands of Mr. Norton's clerk bore tho name Mr. Michael Hayvers and in the left land coiner "Mi 1 . Roynal's Detect- ve Agency." Introduced into the presence of Mr. Morton, Mr. Hay- ·ers began hesitatingly. He was sure that Mr. Morton would be glad to hear that the real pearls had been iccovered and Mr. Joynal was taking them to the ounte«9 that morning. Mrs Royual jad desired Mr. Hayvers to thank . Morton very warmly for the valuable information which ho had BO kindly given. Mr. Morton said politely that be vas happy to havo been ot any use. "It has since strxick Mr. Roynal hat his detective agency would be of constant use to you, Mr. Morton, u your business." 'Yes? And in what wayi" 'In tracing the history of any gem vheu you thought that necessary, n finding out the financial position of any pmcbnser tar more quickly, urely ami delicately than from the usual methods In exercising the Klobcst supervision over any work- nan intrusted with the cutting or letting of valuable gems. In repve- lenting you at auctions and manipn- ating the auction in your favor. In thousand ways thut would save 'on time, trouble and expense." "There are only two objections, 'irst, your terms aro very high." "When we work regularly for a mnn of business--much of the work being the merest routine -- our cinu'ges are very moderate, excep tionally moderate." "My f-etTjnd objection is that I an by no means sure that you can takt c;u'(i ot ni'i as well as, I can take curt of inyhQlf. You might bungle. Ii :i case of roal difficulty--J'vo euo in mind at tbis moment--you migh "Really," said Air. Hayvers, "tha u-:f-.tti ohjoction I had not expected Ii; the lust ten years \VQ have 1101 had one l a i l u r e -- n o t one It's in al oui- advertisements -- 'Mr. Royna! never tails ' Now. jiibt let me him that iv.ho you've got in your mind and if wo do not succeed no ohargi shall be nuido at all. Just let us .show you wh;it we can do." Mr. Morton walked up and down bis room meditating. "It's not fair on you,' 1 he said "Yon couldn't do it.' 1 "Ti-y us W h a t we can't do in that way could bo written on a three penny bit. 1 ' At lut-t Mr Morton was persuaded to put In-, c;use: "Tliis morning 1 tout u, y (.-'.erk to my bank in Lombard htiivt In Ins absence I hail o.U on tho tublo lu my olhce a tray O H H t . i i u i n g 30 opals. One of tli WHS curious--of no particular bi but of an even gieeu color, looking to the uninitiated almost like an emerald. I happened to go into the strongroom for a minute. I was not there more than a minute, and I heaid no sound in this room to make me suspicious, yet when I returned the green opal was gone. "The other 19 remained intaot. Of course you see what happened. The thief, whoever he or she was, came in from the street and into my clerk's office, probably with some pretext ready if the clerk had been there and really intending to examine the place with a view to burglary. Finding the clerk's room empty, he peered into mine. That was empty also, and the opals were on the table. It was the work of a moment to snatch that opal and get out into the street again. I want that opal back, but I am perfectly certain no one will ever get it for me." "Is that your difficult case?" said Mr. Hayvers, smiling. "It is the merest child's play. You may con- eidor the opal back in that tray again. Let me, first of all, dispose of your ows theory. A thief who was intending to burglarize your place would not spoil his chances by first committing a comparatively trifling theft." "Sudden temptation,' 1 suggested MoYton. "Then he would have taken 20 opals, not one. The fact that tbe stone was not an ordinary opal makes the case easy. The fact that only just that particular opal was taken shows that the thief was no ordinary thief and makes the case still easier. Don't you see that the field of inquiry is narrowed down?" "I hadn't thought of that," said Morton rather more humbly. ""Very natural, but in our profession we have to think of suoh things, and we do think of them." "I felt so sure that the case was despaiate," Morton owned, "that I had quite decided not to apply to the police." "Well," said Mr. Hayvers genially, "they might have found it for you. They're very painstaking. I'm by no moans one of those who sneer at the police detectives. Of course they cannot get the best talent. That's bought up. Mr. Roynal can very well afford to outbid anybody else for the best men. But to come to business"--hereilr. Hayverapro duced his pocketbook--"let me take down the particulars." Morton had uo note of the size and weight of the opal. However, he nade a rough sketch and gave Mr. Hay verb the weight, approximately, and a minute description. He also handed him a piece of tinted glass to guide him as to the color. "That will do perfectly," 1 said Hayvers. I should know the stone now if I saw it." H« obtained also a great deal of information about the clerk. Mr. Hayvers seemed particularly curious about the clerk. "Now, then," said Hayvers, "we will begin with a little precautionary measure. A man will come from us this afternoon, ostensibly to examine the electric lighting, in realty to make sure that tho stone is not still in tho office." Mr. Morton objected. "My clerk knows something of the electric business. Ho will find out that your man's a sham." ' "But our man won't be a sham. He will really be a practical electrician. We have assistants in all tiades and nil ranks of life. I may tell you, Mr. Morton, confidentially that we have two duchesses in our jay at this moment." When Mr. Hay vers had gone. Morton touched his bell, and his clerk, Smith, cania in. Then Mi. Morton did what may seem an indiscreet thing. "Smith," he said, "you are going to be suspected of having stolen an opnl." "Certainly, sir," said Smith. "That will be all at present." Smith could not write shorthand or work a typewriter. Ho spoke no language but his own, and of that he was lemarkably economical. Perhaps it was for this economy, coupled with one or two other qualities, that Morton valued him. He m u b t have valued him, for he paid him a salary of £200 a year. Tho electrician came, -examined and exhausted himself in his efforts to make Smith talk. He received one ' piece of information--that Smith was going to the Earl's Court exhi- mtion that nigiit. At tho exhibition a fair haired stranger got into conversation with Smith. Tho stranger did moptof the conversation, while Smith drank whisky and hoda at the btrangor's expense. In a burst of confidence tho stranger .owned that he was a collector of precious stones, Lad just bought a couple and would like Smith to look at them. Smith looked and said "Good night I' 1 and incontinently wont up tha great wheel. On the following day, while Smith . was at Morton's office, a fair haired etrauger called at Smith's lodgings to correct the gas meter. " ! E did a deal of pokin about," said the landlady. "Ah I" said Smith. Then a week elapsed, during which the workings of Mr. Koynal's agents were wrapped in darkness. At the end of that time Mr. Hayvers called for a list of Morton's customers, ladies especially, who were iu the habit of buying opals. "You have a-clew?" asked Morton. "We are drawing the nets closer. Patience for a day or two." And Mr. Hay vers, who seemed vory busy, left hurriedly. Mr. Morton exercised patience for a day or two. A month passed without any news of the green opal. One's patience cannot last forever, and Morton wrote a short, sharp let- tor to Roynal, ordering him to relinquish the case, saying that he would hand it'on to the police and greatly regretting that he had not done so at first. The letter promptly produced an apologeticreply. The case had suddenly developed features of exceptional difficulty, but Mr. Roynal was now giving it his personal attention, and it had so far progressed that a satisfactory termination could be guaranteed in 24 hours. Early ou the following morning Morton received a telegram: "Opal recovered. Please call at your convenience. Roynal." Morton found it convenient to call at once and was shown into Roynal's private room. "Your case waa the most difficult I have had to deal with for three years," said Mr. Royual, "though the difficulty did not lie in the direction you imagined. You cannot prosecute, and I will not give you the name of the thief. But you wanted your opal, and here it is:il "If you don't tell mohow you gof^- it, I don't see how I'm to b^ quite sure it's mine." ·· "It answers your description, and --but wait a mmute." Roynal wrote hastily on a sheet of note paper and handed it to Morton. "There is my guarantee tiiat if your legal claim to that stone is disputed I will pay ' you £50. Is that satisfactory?" Morton put the opal in bis waistcoat pocket with tho guarantee. ^ "It is very kind of you," he said. "I have had your bill made out," Roynal weut on, "arid I have also had it receipted. I tako thieaea test case and make no charge." "It is indeed good of you,"eaid Morton. "All I ask--and expect--is that you will employ us-regularly in the future." And then over Morton's fat and usually solemn face there came an unholy grin. "I shall never employ you again, Mr. Royual, because you have failed in this case. The story which I told your Mr. Hayvers was a fabrication from beginning to end. I have never had an opal stolen. The whole thing was an effort 'of the imagination, a test for you, and you have failed." I could never have believed," said Mr. Roynal warmly, "that you could have acted in such bad faith." "Mr. Royual, of what use tome would a private detective be who failed to suspect where suspicion, was justified? And what am I to think of a private detective who undertakes to find a certain stone, fails and procures a substitute which he attempts to palm off on his client f ' [t must have cost you much time and money to find an opal exactly answering to that description." You will return that stone at once," Mr. Roynal said sharply. I think not. I have^your guar- nntee in my pocket. Good morning, Mr. Roynal." -- Boston Guardian nnd Lincolnshire (England) Inde; pendent. - ·* ~" --~ The B«by Got It. Somebody who spent some time at a certain resort last summer ·vouches for the following, which, if not strictly new, is at least a very creditable development of an old story. A mother, a baby and a nuree vero seated together on the veranda one morning with a number of othW uests. The mother was deeply en- rossed in n. bopk. The nuree was iccupied by trying to keep the baby rat of mischief. "No, no; the baby mustn't have it," w,as her staple remark, repeated over and over again · invariably followed by waila . rom tho thwarted infant. Present- y the mother, without lifting her lyes from tho book, said: "-Do let him havo it, nurse, and at onoe, Anything to keep the peace." "But, ma'ain"-- began the nurse. "Do as say," interrupted the mother. 'Tho baby is to have whatever he vauts." For an instant there was ilence, then shrieks so piercing that*^ he preceding wails were as nothing jesido them. In nccoidance with ; his mother's orders the bahy bad , just grasped a bumblebee.--Phila- . delphia Times. , First Bankeivj-What a breezy fel- . low your clerlwji · Sec6nd-^«S^Y' »esponsibH|)psniy of ^Yes, but he's not ."SPA.T'FTU

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