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THE MTGTJS, THURSDAY, JUXK ii, l0.
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Thursday, June 29, 1905.
Gen. Wcyler bubs up as minister of
ar in the new Spanish cabinet. The
government must be producing an ex
travaganza In old Madrid.
An Iowa husband complains that his
wife weighs "JIM pounds. A wife in
New .Jersey dissatisfied because her
husband talks no philosophy. It takes
a lot of eccentric people to make a di
The New York Evening Post recaP.
that there was once an aggressively
hone4t legislator at Albany whose
name was Graft. Think ol that! Hut
"Honest Graft" has often been heard
of in state legislatures even in Illinois.
Modjeska hopes to sell her ranch iu
California for enough to allow her to
return to Poland next winter to pass
the rest of her life in her native land.
If she can not get money enough for
thij she may again appear on the
Peoria is the richest city in the Unit
ed States in proportion to population.
N. C. Dougherty, city superintendent
of schools of Peoria, has received from
Carroll It. Wright, commissioner of
labor at Washington, a statement to
that effect. lVoria's per capita is
2.ef.r. while Host on is second with
$2.01(1. It is gratifying to know that
Peoria can do some things, if he can
not produce a ball team.
"Advertising Suggestions." publish
ed in the interest of a Boston shoe
manufacturing company, has this to
say to the shoe retailer: 'Spasmodic
advertising dos not pay. To adver
tise when business is dull, but discon
tinuing advertising when business is
gxd. is not as fouiia as vioo- er;a.
but foolish enough. The wise adver
tiser regularly makes a certain appro
priation, and uses it iu continuous ad
vertising. He stands pat and stays
put." The hint Is too valuable to be
construed as applying only to the shoe
trade. Regular advertising in the
reputable newspaper begets regular
The la?e Johu W. Mackay was at
tending to business at the great Coin
stock mine one day when a party ot
tourists approached and asked if he
knew of a guide who would take then
around. E idem ly none of them knew
him. Mackay offered to escort them
and did so. explaining the whole sys
tery of gold and silver quartz mining.
When they emeigid the visitors
clubbed together and made up a small
sum for the guide. Among them was
Andrew 1). White, recently ambassa
dor to Germany, and at that time pres
ld-it of Cornell university. "Here, my
man. take this." he said. "Your ex
planation of the workings of the mine
has been singularly clear and inform
ing." "Well, it ought to be." replied
the guide, as he slipped, the half dol
lar in his overalls pocket. "I dug 'en;
and I own 'em.
Tbe Wheat Problem.
Some questions, broader even than
the matter of the producer's prosperity
are likely to be tested as a result of
the grain harvest of 1105. The phe
nomenon of the past two years has
been the disappearance of the I'uited
Slates, at first gradually, then rapid,
from the ranks of important wheat ex
porters. The government s return for May
show exports of wheat. In both grain
and flour, amounting to 4,000,000 bush
els; as lately as May, 1902, they were
15,&00.0oo. The total wheat and flour
exports, since the harvest of 1901. have
been smaller than any year in our his
tory since 1S72.
Kxpert opinion has veered to the be
lief that our place as a heat -exporter
can be regained, the three reasons
commonly assigned being Ios of their
early produciiveues by the older
wheat lands; diversion of the lands to
other more profitable purposes, as ru
ral communities grow into urban, and
rapid increase in home consumption
as our population increases.
The last year's experience has actu
ally proved that a crop which would
have bcn deemed very large 10 years
ago. is now insufficient to feed our n-o-ple
and leave a surplus, but last year's
&5!,0uo.00-bushel harvest was small
compared with the 72T.00,OOO-bushcl
yield of 1?m1. The margin between the
two o;;H provide for a very respect
able export trade.
The Jest of this season will be ex
tremely Interesting, because the grain
trade baa figured out already, from the
government's acreage and condition ?s-'
timates, an "indicated crop of some
700,000,000 bushels. June indications,
however, are a precarious basis for ex
pectations. It is the two subsequent
months which really try the fertility of
the soil. Nevertheless, tbe event
should throw light on the country's fu
ture place in the grain-export id g
Monstrous System of Fleecing.
Struck bv the movement anions:
clde-nr insurance officers and clai
auentM of divers corporations to c
eanizu for nrotection against fake dam
age suits, the editors of Pearson's
magazine recently undertook to gather
inf.trnijittim a to the extent of these
frauds. Some of the results are pub
lished in the July uumoer. iuey are
diverting and instructive and amazing.
it is showu that annually ranroaas. co
porations, ritie and towns throng ho
the ir'nited States are fleeced out of
sum estimated conservatively at i
less thau $l.0Mt,0o0. They are made
victims of shrewd criminals and eon
tocienceiess fakirs who fo'.'.ow the pro
fession of getting hurt, tnd against
whose operations the deiendants a
In their investigations the maga
zine's representatives found innumer
able stories of brazen fraud. They te
of instances wherein cities are niulctt
of thousands by persons who preten
to have been injured by some munic
pal negligence, and they impose on
physicians and surgeons ana jurors.
They cite many cases wherein railway
comuanies are swindled by men and
women ami children who tell tales of
injury from jolts, collisions, broken
glass and other things, although the
records of the companies and the tes
timony of witnesses make it clear that
not only were the persons not hurt, but
that no s-ueh accidents occurred. They
uoint out among the others the ludi
crous case of a man who stood on the
platform of a Missouri. Kansas At
Texas railroad train at lhllsboro, lex.
and saw another man crushed undei
the wheels. He sued the railroad com
pany for $5.oK because of the "horror
and mental anguish" he was subjected
At the Harper J. J. Harrington
Kansas City; A. C. Borkstresse, Peo
ria: C. R. Hull. New York: G. H. Shel
don. New York; E. D. Parker, Cedar
Rapids; .1. T. Newz, Indianapolis. Ind. :
A. I- Craig, Chicago; P. I). Shelmire,
Chicago; j. G. Teldon. Ames. Iowa;
H. I.. Brown, Geneseo; J. W. Wheeler,
Fowler; W. K. Keibel, Chicago; E. A
Hogan. New York; H. P. Walker, Chi
cago; Mr. Kendall and wife, Newton;
J. Greenbourne, Philadelphia; D. E.
Traynor, I'ine Bluff; Frank Adkissou.
Clinton: W C. King. Ilockford; K. M.
Whitham, Aledo; W. C. Galloway, Ale-
do; F. Jones, Peoria; W. White, Rock
Island: P. E. McCray. Buffalo; J. F
Jones, Syracuse; C. M. Martin, Kansas
City; J. M. Carter, Helen Carter, Pas
adena; C. W. Fredeuburg,' L." Hutchin
son. Chicago: E. H. Carl. A. Frederick,
Syracuse: M. T. Payne, New York; M.
J. Johnston. Peoria: C. W. Hughes.
Kewanee; E. W. Chandler, Chicago;
S. Courtnev. Kansas City; J. M.Pierce.
Des Moines; Mrs. F. Brown, Zanes-
At the Rock Island (European)
Frank Iledrix, Allerton; Mrs. J. B
Dow, St. Paul; L. A. Dinsdale, Dins
dale; James R. Peters, Chicago; ILK.
Anderson. St. Paul; B. B. Johnson,
New York; F. D. Scribner, Clinton;
II. McCarty and wife, Chicago; A. J.
Frazier, Beardstown; J. D. Haise,
Bloorulngton; R. C. Morrisey, Mendo
ta: A. Severence, Minneapolis; T. C.
O'Leary, Wabasha; B. Bailey, Chicago;
C. A. Cassidy, Joliet; George (. Klwin
schmidt, Peoria; G. J. Schonstadt. Chi
cago; A. W. Kelso, Chicago; F. O.
McManus. Madison; C. A. Jackson, II.
C. Hendricks, Chicago; S. M. Roftery,
Albion. Mich.; F. A. Yelled, Peoria:
E. B. Plane. Chicago: C. W. Gerlach.
Kansas City; William F. Crawford,
Taylor Ridge; William Mee. Peoria;
O. I). Becker, Peoria; C. W. Black, St.
Ixuis; C. M. Stevenson. Harvard, III. ;
J. K. Pitney, Peoria; Mr. and Mrs.
Brown. Galva; F. C. Smalley, Gales-
burg; C. Hirsch, R. Almau, Chicago.
A $4,000,000 Gem Found.
The largest diamond ever discov
ered has been found near Pretoria. It
weighs over S.ooo carats and is said to
be worth about $l,om.ooo. There is
much excitement as a result of the
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DAILY SHORT STORY
t AMATEUR DETECTIVE WORK.
I suppose I am considered a man of
fine literary taste, though tbe only evl
deuce I have of this is that my friends
are continually asking my opinion of
this or that book. One class of fiction
I always detested detective stories.
Today I read every detective story I
i Hii get my hands on. 'litis is the cause
of my conversion:
One summer my friend Charlie Coe
asked me to peini s.mie time with him
at his country seat. He bad there a
number of guestn. Including Virginia
Carney, whom I had met Icfnre. and
Miss Kate Taylor, whom I met there
for tbe first time. Virginia Carney
was Inclined to literature of a refined
tyie, and it was suppose! that on ac
count of congenial tastes she and 1
wotikl make a match. When Miss Tay
lor told me that he loved detective
Stories It seemed to me that we could
never have anything in common
One evening as I was hurrying down
to dinner, teing late, I saw a well
dressed, man on the stairs with an over
coat on bis arm and a satchel In bis
hand. On seeing me he looked a tri
fie embarrassed, told me that he was
a newly arrived guest, that be did not
wish to disturb the liost while at din
tier and lie would le obliged if I would
show him to Home room where he could
make a toilet. The butler was in the
hall lelow, and it occurred to me to
turn the mau over to him; but, not
wishing to appear disobliging. I took
him up to my own room and left him
I did not think of him again, nor did
I ee him. I played an exciting game
of billiards nfter dinner and from then
till midnirht rianed. Tbe next morn
ing early 1 was off with a fishing party
and did not return till sbortlv !efore
On entering the bouse 1 met my host
and told bim of my success at fishing
He listened without showing the slight
est interest indeed, was verv freezing
in his demeanor toward me. At din
ner the guests t re ted me In the same
fashion. No one refused to speak to
me, but all avoided me. I Miring the
evening I went to Miss Carney and
endeavored to draw from her the cause
of my singular treatment. I oon found
that, whatever tbe cause was, she bad
been as fully affected by It us any one
else. But she gave me no satisfaction.
I,ater, much d-pressd by what I
could not understand, I went out on to
the piazza and sat alone. Hearing a
light step U'bind me, 1 turned, and
there was Kate Taylor. I arose and
lowed formally, not knowing what to
"You have noticed, I suppose," she
said, "a coolness toward you. I doubt
if you know the rause."
"I do not."
"A numlKT of guests have missed
sluee last night some of their valua
bles, and a diamoud brooch was found
yesterday morning by the manservant
who brushes the guests' clothes iu the
side itocket of your dinner Jacket."
For a moment 1 was thunderstruck,
but the gut, or, rather, thief, whom I
had taken to my room soon came buck
to my memory and accounted for ev
erything. I hurriedly gave tbe girl an
account of the matter, and I saw at
once that she lelicved my story. Then
I started to go in and explain tbe mut
ter to the Lost.
"One moment," said Miss Taylor.
"Will he lelieve you?"
"Why not' lo you not believe me?"
"Yes, but I did not Ielieve you guilty
In the first place. If I bad I don't
think. I would te much influenced by
yjur story. In criminal cases you will
notice that people range themselves on
one side or th other and do not chauge
their opinions whatever the evidence or
"What course do you advise V"
"I have always bad u fancy for de
tective work. Suppose you do nothing
for the present and leave the matter
I was glad to avail myself of any
assistance. She asked me to tell my
story oAer, questioning me minutely
as I did so. Tften we teparated, it
being understfxid that she was not to
treat me any differently from the
Tbe next few days were torture to
me. Avoided by the guests and treat
ed coolly by the host, I wished to leuve.
but Miss Taylor advised my remain
ing, so I stayed on and every day was
the more shunned.
At the eud of the fifth day. Just be
fore dinner, the hit asked for the at
tendance of every guest In the draw
ing room. I felt sure that my time
had corae; that I was atout to be de
nounced. When we were asscmbb-d.
Coo addressed u:
'My friends, a robtery lias occurred
in this house which 1ms thrown sus
picion on one guest and has been uu
ravcled bv another." He then told
the story of my meeting the man in
the hall and continued: "A lady took
up the ease, and, from the fact of the
butler having been In the ball when or
soon after the assumed guest entered,
she suspected bim and left money
(marked) where It would tempt bim.
He was caught iu the trap, and on
promise of immunity confessed that
he had admitted the thief while we
were at dinner. Tbe nnexpected meet
ing on the stairs had well nigh frus
trated the thiers plana. TMnklng be
would be caught, be slipped tbe broach
in tne guests pocket. Oar valuables
hare all been recovered. Tbe name of
the exonerated guest I need not men
tion ; the amateur detective Is Miss
Every one in tbe room took me by
Ibe hau!; and congratulated me on my
vindication, but I have never since spo-V
ken to liny one of tbein except Kate
Taykr. who la now my wife. j
. 8. HUNTER IIAI.SEY. I
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