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THE ARGrTJS, SATURDAY, JAJNTJAB.Y" 23, 1904.
4 Carl Krcaft, expert In chirograpLy,
tat In bis study In tbe city of Berlin
examining by lamplight a package of
papers. While 'thus engaged the door
opened and a stranger entered.
Kraaft bad that afternoon testified
in a murder ease, in which be bad
shown conclusively that the prisoner
had written threatening letters to the
murdered man. The expert's reasons
why these letters had leen written by
the same person as letters proved, to
have been written by the prisoner were
to convincing that the jury would have
convicted bim without leaving their
seats. But the case must be summed
up by prosecuting attorney and counsel,
and that would require another day.
"Herr Kraaft," said the visitor, "I
listened to jour testimony today in the
Keller case, and my confidence in your
skill is so great that I have decided to
employ you in a case I have in hand."
"Please be seated, sir."
'"Here is a letter which caaie to light
after an interval of twenty years. It
was written in 184'J. You will remem
ber that the year previous occurred the
revolutionof 14. During that troublous
period a prominent member of the leg
islative body defied the revolutionists,
throwing all his influence with the gov
ernment, lie stated to several intimate
friends that he had leeii threatened
with death by the revolutionists if he
did not cease his opposition to their
work. One day he was found dead,
and everylxMly knew that he had been
murdered. Nevertheless the murderer
or murderers were never discovered.
This letter, recently found among the
papers of the murdered man that es
caped notice at the time of the mur
der, was evidently written by the leader
of u revolutionary society and threat
ened him with death if he did not ac
cede to the society's demands."
The speaker threw the letter on the
desk before the expert. It read:
IIrr K. :
The revolutionary committee warns you
that IT u Hpeak tomorrow to the citi
zens of IScrlin ui.hi.UJiiiK tho tyrant and
If-nouncinR the motives of the revolution
i.sts you will never address another as
sembly. I5y orih-r of th committee.
HANS OlfKKUfcX'K, President
The expert bent low over the letter
as be read it.
"Now, the receiver of this letter,"
the visitor continued, "addressed the
meeting referred to and tho following
day was found dead with a bullet in
his back. Hans Oberbeck is well re
member"d as a young enthusiast but
twenty-two years of age. He disap
peared as soon as the revolution was
suppressed. I have letters bearing date
of is.""". isr7 and lst;o which are simi
lar in chirography to the one before
you. though they boar a different sig
nature. I have come to you for the pur
pose of getting your opinion as to tho
identity of the writer of these receut
letters with the man who wrote the one
The sieaker threw three more letters
on the desk, which Kraaft opened and
appeared to study intently for a time,
then said: "The letters bearing the name
of Oberbeck and these bearing the
name of Herman cannot possibly have
been written by the same person be
cause 1 happen to rememlcr that Ober
beck died of a fever in 1S4!. The rea
son I remember bis death is that, he
being a prominent revolutionist, it ex
cited considerable comment at the
"And if he had not died of a fever
he would have died by the rope."
"I remember that, ton." said the ex
pert In a scarcely audible voice.
"There is a chapter of this little story
with which you are perhaps not fa
miliar. A year iigo the grave of Ober
beck was opened and found to contain
a colli n filled with stones."
Kraaft made no reply, but bent lower
over the letters, as though deeply im
mersed" in them. RisfrTS wun tne tetter
of Oberbock in his band he held it near
the lamp, as if to get better light In
deed, so near that a corner of it caught
fire. Ia a twinkling the flame was
blown cut by the visitor, who covered
the exjpert at the same time with a re
volver. "IVirdon me," said the latter. "Your
carelessness came near costing a life."
You are not only to study this case,
Uut you are to go over your testimony
given today with a view to seeing if
you have not been mistaken."
"What is your interest in that case?"
"The prisoner is my brother and an
innocent man. That I know, though I
can't prove it."
"How did you get these letters?"
"I am tUe grandnephew of Ilerr
Keller, wlio was murdered by the revo
lutionary committee, probably by Hans
Oberbeck himself. The Oberbeck let
ter only came into my possession a year
ago. I immediately examined Ober
beck's grave, then put the case in the
bands of detectives in America, where
so many revolutionists went after the
fiasco of ISiS. They got on the track
of Oberbeck, who returned to the fa
therland in lSJO. under the name of
Herman. In 1S01 he returned to Amer
ica and entered the Union army. In
1SW he came to Berlin and has since
been living Iere under the name of"
"Yes. yes: I see. I will go over my
work In the Keller cae and tomorrow
will give revised testimony. A few
day3 later I will sail for the United
States. Is this satisfactory?"
The next day Carl Kraaft was re
called to the stand at his own request
and pointed out errors in his testimony
that he had discovered only the night
before. As this was the main testi
niony against the prisoner, he was ac
quitted. Three days later the expert sailed
for America. KATE CARTER.
Cuta Fond of Olives.
"I have often wondered if all cats
like olives." remarked a Ciermantown
woman who is- very, fond of the feline
tribe. "All mine do, and I have six.
Olives are usually an acquired taste
with the human race, but cats seem to
take to them naturally; at least mine
do. An olive will set any one of them
into paroxysms of joy. They will leave
milk or fish or any other article of food
for it. purring and rolling over it much
as though it might have the intoxicat
ing effect of catnip before they finally
eat it. I have often tried olives on
other cats in the houses of friends and
have found them equally appreciative,
only they prefer their olives cut Up
into pieces." Philadelphia Record.
(;laKinakliiK In Japan.
The art of making glass was intro
duced into Japan alout 150 years ago
by a Hollander, who settled at Osaka.
I"or several generations the knowledge
of the process was confined to a single
family, and it was not until about IMS)
that the employment of coal instead of
charcoal ajid the construction of brick
chimneys enabled the manufacturers
to introduce improvements which placed
the industry on a substantial basis.
Osaka has continued to be the center
of the industry and now manufactures
for export besides supplying the? home
An Kneliati DoroDKh.
In the days of "rotten boroughs" in
England that of Oatton Park is said to
have been the worst. It had only one
qualified voter, and yet it returned two
members of parliament. Of course
with this right the property was very
valuable, and in 1S30 it was purchased
by Lord Monson for 500.000. Two
years later it was disfranchised.
A Domrntlr Incongruity.
Naggsbj You say that is a picture of
the comptroller of the currency and his
Waggsby Never! I said that waa
the currency and that that is his wife
with him. but nmtroller of bis wife
never! Baltimore American.
"How are you. old fellow? Are you
"No; only just managing to keep out
of my grave."
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that."
i;t j'.. .-r"
jr v ;
-ri &itt4ess3SZ&A g tf .gent
"What's this 'ere word 'ennui' mean?"
"Oh, it's when you're tired of doing
nothing and too lazy to do something."
Aikine For tbe Inipoatiiule.
Miss Upterdate But surelj- you must
know whether you return my love.
Cholly Slimly Oh. dear, I cawn't I
cawn't! I never twied to.
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if rt. Helena Blau.
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Tlie Ileal TliiiiK.
Sportsman Any good hunting in this
part of the country?
Native Lots of it.
Sportsman What kind of game?
Native No game at all. Just hunt
I'nenmonia and L. Orlppe.
Coughs cured quickly by Foley's
Honey and Tar. Jlefuse substitutes.
W. S. HOI
109-111 East Second Street.
Sells goods no matter what they cost at prices that will make
them go." That's the strict order for this week from Mr. Holbrook,
who is in the east buying new goods. Fjrnitire. Carpets and
Stoves will go at nearly cost to make room for new goods. A few
of the many bargains:
TIPS TO TRAVELERS
To Colorado and California via the t'hlca-
CO. Milwaukee & St. Paul Hallway.
Double daily train service is now
olVered from Chicago to Colorado and
to California via the Chicago, Milwau
kee fc St. Paul-Union l'acitic line.
Through standard and tourist sleep
ers are operated between Chicago and
San Francisco; and through standard
sleepers and reclining chair cars be
tween Chicago and Denver.
The new service to Colorado in
cludes a train that is on the road only
one night, leaving Chicago '.: 15 a. in.,
reaching Denier early the next af
ternoon. Descriptive folder and booklet
from any ticket agent of the Chicago,
Milwaukee fc St. Paul railway, or F.
A. Miller, (ieneral Passenger Agent,
The .Southwest Limited New Train Chica-
The new short line of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway has
len completed through Moline, Uocl:
Island, Davenport, Muscatine, Wash
ington and Ottnmwa, and gives a new
and direct route between Chicago and
Kansas City. The Southwest Limited,
the new electric lighled train between
these cities, makes its first trip Dec.
. It is a handsomely equipped train,
carrying standard and compartment
sleepers, observation-library car, din
ing car, chair car and coach.
A second daily train between Chi
cago and Kansas City also offered
via the new route.
Additional information from any
ticket agent of the Chicago. Milwau
kee &- St. Paul railway, or F. A. Mil
ler, general passenger agent, Chicago.
Acorn Kouncl Oak Heaters. r OC
sie 1 4. .r..n value JuD
Upholstered sjirii-g o!gc lo Couch,
large sie. lt" a!ne. j 25
(.hin. i Closet, with mirror round
bent glass emi-. hiuhly pot-o Cf
ished. value, now IsJaOU
l'xlen-ion Table. -'!:! o:ik. 4?
inches, stpiare !(. cici;U t". feet
v aloe, cut
Combination Pook Ce and IVsk,
high polish tinish. in
SI- value I biOU
Kitchen Cabinets, one drawer, one
bread ! ard and one bin, holding
. pound of flour.
Dining ( hairs, solid cak. cane seat,
brace arm. Tremendous Q
values, regular .1..0. for C
K'Miiau Chairs, polished mahogan
tini-hed and upholstered 1 JQ
seat. .;... value I.T"0
Music Cabinet, mahogany O
tinish. regular S.VOO O. O
t'xl- ft. tine velvet Hugs, nr flO
::o values, now bUiUU
Picture Clearance, all our $-.C
S-'.ou and :?1.7.1
values, go at ,
Acorn steel ranges, best cold rolled
steel with high shelf, well worth
Massive solid oak. polish tinish li
brary table. Q A f
.1.(M value O.T-U
Sideboard-, very massive and elal
orately carved, bevel mirror, has
lined drawer for silverware. $!i.m
value 11 r-rfc
Sanitary stcei couch, can be ma !e
into a full sie;1. bed. .7."u
Large comfortable couch with steel
construction springs, regular price
Klegant Dresser. French Ix-vel tnir
ror. value now eut
Iron F.eds. at:y -I.e. regular price
-W. go 1 flP
Fancy parlor desks, mahogany or
Large wood seat arm nicker with
high, deeply carved back.
( liitfonier clearance, liuelv finished
and well made. ." drawers.
$.-.oo value, now
Solid oak tabotirettes.
$l.oo values at
Acorn cook stoves. "o. t)te j(0t
baker- made, will la-t a lifetime.
Three-piece .parlor suit, covered
with heavy silk tapestry, regular
All Furniture sold during this sale will be stored Free until wanted.
liO( k Island System 3. Iay Tour of Mexiro
A personally conducted 3.1-day four
of Old Mexi- in a private ear is now
being arranged by the Hock Island
Car will leave Des Moines Tuesday.
Feb. 10. but you can join it at Kansas
Citv next morning, if that is more con
The itinerary includes Fort Worth.
San Antonio. Monterey, Tampico, San
Luis Potosi. Aguas Calientes. a week in
Mexico City, side trips to Cordova.
Santa Ana. Puebla and Cuernavaea.
On the homeward trip stops will bt
made at i uada !a jara. Zacatecas and
Total expense S-.O from Des Moines.
.?-''.' from Dubuque. '-'."; from Chica
go. St. Paul or Minneapolis, 2."0 from
l)niah:i, l. from Si. Louis or Kansas
City. Jliis covers transportation.
sleeping car berth, meals, hotel in
Mexico Citv. transfer-, carriages.
guides and interpreters.
No pleasaister mid-winter holiday
trip cmil. 1 be planned. Detail- nt this
F. U. Plummer. ( . P. A.. Lock Isl
and. S. F. Dovd. D. P. A.. Davenport.
Keware of substitutes offered by
unscrupulous dealers in dace of Fo
ley's Honey and Tar, Foley's Kidney
Cure and Banner Salve. Dishonest
dealers for a little extra profit will
try to palm off worthless prepara
tions in place of these valuable medi
cines that have stood the test of years
and thus jeopardize the lives of their
victims. For sale by all druggist.
We will save you money on
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NerVOUS DebilitV, sleeplessness, ttrieture, weakness of men,
failing memory, mental delusions, catarrh, dyspepsia, asthma, bron
chitis, blood diseases, scrofula, piles, and kidney diseases.
Woman suffering from nervous exhaustion, headache, backache,
constipation, neuralgia, palpitation of the heart or any other disease
peculiar to the sex fchould consult Dr. Walsh and get the benefit of
his vast experience.
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Dr. Walsh a master of these methods of curing chronic diseases. He
uses all forms of electricity, including Faradism, (ialvanism, Catapho
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Varicocele 1 a frequent cause of nervous and physical decline.
Why treat n'oxths with others when we can positively cure you in
from one to three treatment
Only Curable Cases Taken. If you cannot call, write. Hundreds
cured by mail.
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