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THIS AKGUB, TUE3PAY. MAY 26. I89&
Where am yon pAnz. my pretty maid
'o iixxte-t ami sedate 1
To church, kind Mr, ithe sweetly Mid,
Ami I am afraid I'm lata. . .
Can I an, too? Ami when there
We iiik'kly ran tie wed;
You bet your life; I'm stack on yon.
For )Hir chitlm are up-to-date.
Many thank I cried be, far admiring them,
Tliey are my tailor'f rood taste.
And anyone, wanting fine clothe,
Uoto Hoppe's and have them nude to the
SUMMER III THE EAST
The (ten Resorts
Ailantlr City, Cat"- May. A.bnrrr.rk, Oceaa
r.rmw, lx.nu Hraucb. and roorm alone the Saw
bum tlwaepcaka Hay io Main.
In the Mountains
Crrsann, rVdrnrd print". Fbnwlianr. Alumna
inl tkr mtxiii in Urn Alkathrnita an aim
mi ttw IVnir-yifaul Hon-, iver whka U
whit- MohiiiuIbis thm aiimrHtacka, Watttiu
iK-ii. Vl l en Man I, and plarm ij Stuuruer
isaim in wm avw York, Varment, Urw
lliun..Mr- and Muln nay ha ooveuieiiuy and
e.uil.HtaUj tvmkwl frua Chlcatfu. .
iHf rvto. tf f Ofcl.a u4 ni
..'r w H. R. ilUUNU
To buy Hardware,
lilted House and
. Floor PalnU, Rub
ber Ho, Lawn
Mower or anything
la the Hardware
line Io general is of
1810 Third Avenue.
ACF.NT FOR EAGLE BICYCLES.
KmfMttnrt if tuk,
twr tat IBs.
id U tab it N.
Siding, Floor toff, Walmcoatiag
lath street, bet. 4th and 6th avenues.
1HI ABOVE It SUITS J
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H SUM I lie? l I SM" in Sanal sn.l lrWia i
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CALUMLT HLOICINt CO-. CHICAGO, ILL
far til Kanaa;) Tiaacr and Barts 4
atfy. qntaktjr aa4 Paraaaaaatlr
I tllfM tit Mifrt
t of ata
of naill mntmt
Hofsro. f ; After.
rl tvatsnl iTniKmbea or atar isdanra a
Mll t'U HMl.o. K'tMlf-ao'lh Kram, Wok
lifmary, Drmnat IVma Hue. tWailnat Krakana,
la 4 it and lar4rr. Vk i - il i ll
r .n.'y manHM. frW H 00 a ami Vnva
tit . lA k Ma o MMrtorpMra. A vrluaa
'5Um ItXDSXrX CO. Xkabait, SU.
d ky at. r. am an a. en)ai, Kacfe lalaed
x mow mm.
I Nevada Bank Swindlers, f
Tha armt at Newark, N. J., the other
(ay of Cnarlea Barker and J nines Organ
Is something that bnokers all over the
United Statre have bran hoping forever
aloco tbe Nevada bank awindlo. In which
they played landing part. Tbe other two
members of the tying were nrrcstrd - lost
February In St. PhuI and are now await
ing trial in San Franc ioco. JJecknr has
long been known aatbo'kingof forgers."
A Now York banker said that the arrest
at this man alono was worth f 1,000,000 la
hard cash to tbe bank era of the world.
"Why," said tbe banker, "there la no
country In the world that this man is a
stranger to, and no bank was safe while
be was at largo. In my opinion be Is tbe
clrveruat forger that the world has ever
Tbe Nevada bank swindle was one of
the largest operations of tho kind that wag
ever carried through In this country. For
voluntas anu cleverness In execution It is
an Id to have no parallel in the criminal
hlHtory or America. On Dec. 2, 1 &., a
bunlnrsslikn looking ninn of refined and
guntlcmanly appearance perhaiia 35 years
old and 6 foot 8 inches toll, with alitmdunt
dark hair, dark eyus and Mnontli face,
rented an office in Tho Chmniclo buililiug,
.-nn rrnnewm. bbortly after taking imm-
arwlon of the office he had lettered on tho
door, "A, il. l)con, MercbnndiBoIircfker."
A few daya aurr Itaan opened his oflico ho
told the fiUiMirintendent of tho building
that lie winded to open an account with n
reputnlilo bank. Tho superintendent told
hlra that lie would lie glad to Introtluco
Dean at the Nevada bnnk and did so. The
bank officials Were captivntud by Dean's
manner. Ho was ao clrarly a man of
marked business ability that they consid
ered thoimelvea fortunate In obtaining
such a cudtomer.
Dean's Drst tleponit was 12. COO In cash.
On Dec. ? llnan drew ncalnst tho dfposit
lor ttoo. A lew days lattr he drew out
(TOO morn. On Dt. 13 he depnuitil (TOO
In coxh and a draft on tiie Anglo-Califor
nia bank for (US. This I'.I5 ilrafl was tho
nest strp In tbe swindle. It was hero thnt
tho mlddlo man. Organ, got in his lino
work. It wns lie who pun-hnsed the draft
from the Anglo-California bank. On Dec.
V Cregnn Ixuiglit another draft ou tho
linnk of ViiMKiliind. Woodland, Cal., tcr
tli, drawn on tho Crocker-Woolworth Na
tional hunk of &n Franc isco, and payablo
to tho order of A. 11. Dean.
This draft wan drawn on safuty paper,
filled out by the cashier in a heavy hand,
and perforated on each end witli n check
punch wern tho figures 1 and 2, with the
dollnr sign Iteforo them. Tho Hunk of
Woodland keeps two accounts subject to
check in Sun Francisco, and on the day
the draft was druwn they were drawing on
their rorrcsiundiint other than the Crockur
Wool worth hank. InaKiniicli as tho draft
of (1J was to u stranger, they decided to
Isnuo the draft on tho Crocker-Wool worth
bank, because tho drafts on that hank
wero printed on wifely puper. TI10 per
foration on each end was out of tho regu
lar course and was dono as an additional
Eight days later, on Deo. 17, this draft.
With tho date changed from Doc. U to Dec
13 and tho amount raised from f 13 tu J.' J.
00, wa deposited by Dean to his credit
In tho Nevada bank. At the time Ik-an
deposited the draft ho draw out 12,200 in
currency. This waa $5 more than his bal
ance prior to the credit of tho raised draft
and left bis account balance in tbo bank
(21,0'JS, so that from that time, if the
fraud should prove abortive, the forgers
had none of their own money at stake.
On the day that Dean deposited tho draft
ho took a young man into his employment
as a clerk in his office. Tho next day
Dean drew a chock to his own order for
20,000. Then, accompanied by bis clerk,
ho went to a livery stablo, hired a horse
and buggy for three hours, drovo to the
Imnk and presented tho check, requesting
that it lie paid In currency. Tho paying
teller asked Dean if ho would mind re
ceiving tho money In gold, nnd ho said ho
would not. Thereupon four sacks, each
containing 13,1(00 in gold, were handed to
Tbe cold was put in a satchel, and, with
tho help of tho new clerk, was lifted into
the buggy that was wait inn In front of tbe
bank, and then tbo two drove to a house
in Valencia street, where Dean got out,
telling tbe oflice boy that be (Ivcd there.
Tbe satchel was carried into the house.
A. H. DEAN.
aad Dean told tbe clerk that ho should
have no more use for tbe buggy, but that
if the clerk cared to take a drive about tbe
city he might do so, but he must return
tbe bone to tbe stable at tho end of the
time for efelch It was n gaged. That was
toe last seen of Dean In ban Francisco.
Tbe raised draft on tbe Crocker-Wool-worth
bank was duly paid through tbo
Ban Faancisco clearing house, and It was
ot until Jan. of this year, when the
wooaiaaa nans; received a statement of
Its amount from the eloarlng house that
tbe forgery was discovered. Something of
the dexterity of I he forger may bo npprocN
atcd by tbe fact that tbo draft passnd
through the hands of over a dozen experi
enced bank clerks without detection, and
that even the drawers of tho draft were not
certain that It had hern raised until they
had examined it uudor a powerful glass.
Dean, whose real name is Frank 1.
leaver, and James McCIuskcy, another ot
the Nevada bank swindlers, were arrestet
in t. Paul last February and returned to
For 25 years Charles Becker has been as
sociated with tbe most noted professional
forgers in both hemispheres, nud tbe sfe.:y
of bis crimes would till columns of this
paper. . He is an expert penman and an
adept at erasing and rewriting theamounts
on checks. He is said to be the inventor of
a preparation of pulp with which he fills
up the punched figures in checks and
drafts, and, after ironing them, punches
Cregan, Scaver and McCluskey are all
comparatvely now mon at tho forgery busi
ness, and none of them was ever in any
big forgery schemes until they fell in with
THOSE TERRIBLE TWINS.
Nowadays whenever anything goes
wrong in tbo nncient town of Passaic, N.
J., there is one all sufficient explanation-
it a tho twins again!"
By this are meant George and David, the
sons of John Vredand, a respectable citi
zen. Though they number but 1G years
between them, equally divided, they have
liven iu more scrapes than all the rest of
Passaic's youthful populaco put together.
A long suffering neighbor has kept a
diary record ot tbo twins. Here it Is, con
Nov. 23. Vreeland twins stretched string
across sidewalk of State street from tree to
fer.eo six inches from ground. Writer sustain
ed contusion on forehead and sprained arm.
Three otber neighbors also somersaulted.
Writer pursued twins, cansht one and corrected
with a fence picket wrenched loose for the oocm-
mon. uaroagu to fence, SO cents: paid; damage
to twin.0, as he was oot with his brother next
niirbt doing tho saruo trick on Ann street.
"ce. 1. Doctor's horso left standing on Pas
saic street seen by twins. They changed lines
on bit. Doctor greatly surprised becattse horse
turned np on sidewalk nnd tried to climb
fence. Rig overturniii. Doctor licked horse
furiously. Threatened with arrest for cruelty.
ucc. 4. Twins ricgud nu dummy man. put
on stops of "a house, and when BridKet
opened the door threw it in on her. Bridget
yelled, fainted and afterward told police hor-
mjie story : also said that man demanded
that she deliver up all silver in house. Dummy
disappeared immediately after assault. Cloth
ing afterward fonnd up a tree. Belonged to
lawyer, who had missed it from his ground
floor room two night previous.
Dec 16. One Vreeland devil in trouble, thank
Ood. (ivorge Vreeland arrested for stealing
tools from unfinished building on Main street.
Bame day and same honr policeman walking
along I'assaic street hit on the shoulder by
THE VltLELAND TWINS.
brick mysteriously foiling from roof of a de
serted house. SSuspeet I know whv other twin
wasn't arrested stealing tools. More congenial
uccupauon. ueorge neiu lor grand jury.
Dec. 2i. Merry Xmas to peddler from Vree
land twins. Peddler selling holidav goods
from cart. Twin No. 1 climbed on back ot
cart ana stole box or toys. Peddler stopped
horse and chased. No. 2 whacked horse with
shinny stick. Horse ran away. Wagon wreck
ed and toys spilled. Both devils escaped.
Jan. 1. Opened now year in style. Rigged
tiektack on Widow 's window. Widow's
maiden sister bad hysterics. Doctor summon
ed, nnd Vreeland twins spoiled silk hat with
snowballs. Later, fire alarm box broken open
and alarm sent in. Great excitement. No
proor or guilty persons, but have my own sus
Jan. a). Gate mrsterionslv disannesrea.
Later on bonfire un street, twins ofUeintinir.
llingcs of suspiciously familiar pattern found
in asnes airerwari!.
Jan. il. Got even with one twin. Don't
know which cne. Caught on street about dusk
stretching twine for hats. Held until milkman
went by. Borrowed his whin. Milkman offer
ed to help. Knew twins from experience. Had
cnjoyanie tuuewita twin and whin.
Feb. 1. Doctor says may remove bandage
irom ueaa in a week, bays no 8-year-old boy
could throw rock with sufficient force to
cause such bruise. Can t fool me. Buy a pis
N. B. Inquire of lawyer if justifiable bond
cido to shoot Vreeland twin on sieht.
Feb. IT. Gang of snrall boy. led by twins.
piled rocks and log on trolley track on Nutlev
road. Iiid behind trees and pelted motormaa
whb stones when car ran off track. Western
train roi,oer methods faithfully imitated.
v nasoa away by police.
Feb. 24. ltaid on stores by Vreelaads. Bhoea.
toys, ginger nle bottles stolen. Threw bottles
at pursuing storekeepers. Loss made good
anu iwina let go.
March T. Vreeland twins gone to hunt In.
dians. Hope they'll find 'em.
March 11. Twins must have returned. Three
stray dogs lassoed and hauled up on electric
light pole in front of church. Kite discovered
flying from barn root with cat attached to its
tail. ldow a row painted green.
April 1. He'd broke loose oil over. Coapm it
tec of citixens hunting twins with clubs. Prob
ably taken to woods. Hope to live to sea both
April 19. Public school No. I had visit from
twins last night. Teacher of room where twins
nsvd to bo opened desk and found dead cat
with motto, Vonr 1 your own self." Btrings
in piano cut. blackboard atreaked with paint.
!-.-iall articles stolen. Twina arrested and
held for grand jury on bail. Released. Bail
ought to have been llCdUU each.
April a.. All doctors' bells in town violently
rung last night: also three ice cream wagons
painted Votxcn" on outside. Twins went to
Sunday school last Sunday. Prob- bly have
uesigns on caurcn.
stay . Piety of twins sufficiently explained.
were stuayuig p Lin or church. Seen in vesti
bule just before finish of service. Four big
na rao tuwn aisie lmmec lately I oi lowing.
Doxology ended in riot. Twins disappeared.
May 4. Twin got bicycle habit. Knocked
Restaurant Keeper Wilson's two little sons off
wheels and stele wheel. Wilson chased, caught
ana going I? Kill them, but bystanders ro-
errcrea. Hvstancrrs altogether too omcions.
May li liarrah 1 Got thn twins at Li-t.
Broke into candy store. No bail. In jad to
stay. Hava looked np law. Statutes fa?
too limited. Death penalty too light for this
ew. Would give Sjuu to ue judge for a little
Here ends the Journal, because the twins
are beyond harm, active or passive, 'fur tbo
present, In the county jalL
Ait and to Dollar Qaestiosu
X have a friend 'whom I shall venture
to call a "poor artist, " for I know that
Jte is poor and gets L is living, such as it
is, by painting. I cannot pretend to
judge bis work, bat I have had ample
proof that he is devoted, lnborioas end
will not sacrifice lik convictions for gain
or popularity. Perhaps he is not bo sin
gular in this, but what, as my experience
rocs, is a peculiarity of his is that he
is not in tho habit of cursing tho "Phil
istines. " His view srenis to be that, as
he paints to suit himself, it does not
comport with his self respect to blame
people whom his painting does not suit
for refusing to buy it or for being un
able to understand it. My friend, as 1
have said, is poor and is likely to re
main so, but he appears really content
with his work end his relative poverty.
J coufess that his attitude is a comfurl
to me, and that in his patience, and
modesty and , generous fidelity to 'hi
ideal he is a model whom some other
artists perhaps, 'artists generally
might study with advantage, . He put.-
into n:s work the best he has to give, and
that, in substance, is what tbe great
critics have insisted is the source of thf
greatest value in art. Of course a manV
best, so far as concerns his talent, mav
be much or little, but whatever it is 1m
will hardly get it into his work if he if
thmkiug chiefly of the money return or
if ho is habitually resentful because hr
does not get the money return. Scrib
ner's. In Pretoria.
It is a gray day, wit Ira soft, soaking
drizzle of rain, g.Hsi for the long parch
ed crops, but somewhat depressing t
the spirits and curiously in harmony
wiA the getliTal prospect of affairs.
Yesterday's dazzling sunshine and trop
ical heat, though tempered by a pleas
ant breeze in the afternoon, culminated
about sunset in one of the magnificent
storms which take place every now and
then throughout the rainy season. In a
few inimrtes, us it seemed, from the
time when we had first noticed that
clouds were gathering the sky was
black and a shrieking wind was whirl
ing clr.nds cf yellow dust from Govern
ment House down the whole length of
Longniiirket street, blotting ont trees
and houses on either side. Then, after
a pause, down came the rain mingled
with hailstones, ecnic if them as large
as marbles, which rattled on the zinc
roefs till between them and the thun
derone coul.i hardly hear one's celf
It passed almost as quickly as it had
come, leaving the sluices in every street
roaring like brooks in spate, gardens
sorely damaged and great holes waslu d
here and there in the roadway for the
corporation to fill up with broken shale.
The Cathode Ray.
It may be briefly explained, without
going into the details of a very techni
cal subject, that ordinary light is re
garded as duo, to vibrations which are
at right angle s to the direction in which
the ray travels, but that, in the mathe
matical theories of light, other vibra
tions, in the direction of the ray, are
indicated, though wholly unknown in
experience hitherto. If the new rays
prove, in fact, to be of this character,
so as to realize indeed the long sought
longitudinal vibration, the discovery is
of the first importance in science and
will hardly find its equal in interest
since the discovery of the law of gravi
tation, for it reveals a new mode of ac
tion of force, governing a wide range of
phenomena and t fleets which until
now have lain entirely outside the
bouwlsof onr cognizance. Professor A.
W. Wright in Fornin.
Many tales are told of the delightful
simplicity of President Kruger of tho
Transvaal republic After an interview
with him, an English missionary asked
Dr. Leyds, the secretary cf state, if the
president reiilly knew no English. "If
yon are praising him or speaking well
01 tne 'lransvaal, be knows no English, "
said the doctor, "but if you are' speak
ing ill of him or saying anything
against the TransvaaL he kuiws eveiy
word yon say." IIo once consented to
open a Hebrew synagogue in Johauni s-
burg and closed an address with these
words: "And so I consecrate this bnihV
ing to the worship of the triune God. "
This almost created a split in tho con
gregation, many thinking the temple
nad been desecrated.
The Crafty Councilman.
The councilman was busy with his
pen. blowly and painfully he construct
ed a single word. When it was finished.
he held it aloft and spelled it over with
profound satisfaction. Tho word wjm
"suspicion. " The councilman arose from
his chair, carefully placed the uancr on
the seat and sat upon it. Then he smiled
an unctuous and crafty smile.
"Now." he saftly chuckled, "who
will dare deny that I am above suspi
After which he placidly resumed the
pleasing task, r.r laying ropes for re-
eiection. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Beaut Ira of Iceland.
Nothing can he more dpliVhtftil th.in
a horseback trip through Iceland The
traveler sees tnousands of mountain cov
ered with eternal snow, outrivaling tho
Alps in granceur; great ceysers and in
numerable hot wells; waterfalls, cne ct
which the Gnllfcss is second only to
Niagara in size end beauty; crystal
streams and dashing rivers; lava beds
of fantastic figures, covered with mess
tnat glistens in the sun like hoar Ircst,
and. as a crownimr trlnrv. tiin itmrj.
phere is so brilliant that ctrjects 80 miles
distant appear close at band.
aaesleo'a Army aad Navy.
The regular army cf Mexico com prises
27,000 men cf all arms, including a po
lice of about 2.000 men and a crr ndarm.
erycf 250. The navy consists of two
smau miarrnorea vessels and three gun
boats. Tbo annual expenditure on ac
count 01 tne army and navy is frcm $12,
600,000 to f 15,000,000.
' Jll.eIl. JSFMR GE0N5
TWENTY FIRST STREET
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Fine Residence Lots on Fiasy Terms
This addition is located between Twentieth and Twenty-second streets and Tenth and Twelfth avenues.
Nearly every lot in it has upon it a fine walnut, elm, haekberry or other large tree, and is already provided
wita abundant shade. These lots are ia the very best port of the city, and are the most desirable for resi
dence purposes. The drainage is perfect, and gas, water and sewerage are full provided for. These lots are
sold for desirable homes and not for speculation.
ill. HI, STURGEOX, MITCHELL &&LYMr5 BUILDI5.0
presenting atnorjo; otber time-tried
i&d well known Fire lasuracoe Com
pa'nlee the following:
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KllwftulLiMi Macawilca "
. Now Hsuu, Uom
Oftoe Corner Eighteenth stree
and Second Avenue, second floor.
Telephone No. 1047.
J. M BUFORD,
Genera! . . .
ta as lot, a any n:)MM tgrm,if cai,
V'.a PMTo..rfi ia aniiAMI.
PURITY AXD EXCELLENCE
IS THE MOTTO AT
Itntorter aad whokmle dealer.
Tears of expertescs aad tne
beat of laaiUtiasa,
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Old age can be attained by the proper use of In
vigorating tonics. The Rock Island Brewing Co's
products are all the results of scientific labor and
the most improved apparatus, preserving in the
highest degree the health giving qualities of the
BOTTLED GOODS A SPECIALTY.
Itt Per Oat Interest Fatd'oa Deposits:
Moasr Iaaed oa Personal Collateal car Real Katate Reeaxruy.
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ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
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