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THE AltGUS, TII.UIISDAY, NOVEMBER 8. 1906.
RECORD IS LONG
Frank J. Bailey, Held in Daven
port for Swindle, Much
BEEN TRAILED FOR YEARS
Several Insurance Companies and Hun
dreds of Individuals His
Frank .1. Hailey, I lie insurance:
swindler, who is in the comity jai! in
Davenport awaiting action of the
jrrand j'iry on the charge of swindling
Mrs. Dr. Snavely of the Forest block in
that city, has been identified as one of
the ino.-t notorious insurance swindlers
in tile I'nited States, a man whom I'in
keiton detectives have sought from
i! c;t!i to ocean and who proved so
c!n.-ie- that lie1 seemed more like a
surer.'";'t!iral creature tha'.i a crlmina!
of and l.l.wd. Time and lime
au.'iin tlie I'iii'o-i ion m n reached a
town to find that le h:id departed but
tin hour or two before they arrived.
.nd he never left without i!l gotten
K;i'iis in !iis j.oi k t.
Mut lie came to v;nef in Davenport.
He appointed Mrs. Piihvi 'y as local
nt ciical exaniMi' r of the Columbian
National Lite Insurance company, the
aureeiuen? that v!i- was to buy a share
of slock at ?:. paying SI" down, and
the i o;if of lit r fees as examiner.
She told l.er LnsT-ami of her :;ood for
tune. In;! lie became suspicious anil
wired lilt? compiuiv. That was in the
forenoon of Oct. V'.
Ill th" afteinoo'i Mrs. Suavely paid
the money and half an hour later a
tclesram arrive from the insurance
company's 'u adipiarters at lloston teli-
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SIock Island. I u.
We've often told you of our in
spiration and enthusiasm over
our stock of jewelry. We are
now ready with proof of execu
tion as wel! as ideas.
There are hundreds of artists
who can not express what their
mind's eye can see. Paints,
brushes and canvas are as noth
ing to a man who has not the
hand trained and the technical
knowledge of haw to execute.
There are thousands of poets who
lack the words and the ability to
set them down.
And so in jewelry. Were we
lacking in the technicalities or
the artistic sense that inspired
the designers of what we show,
our store would net possess such
marked distinction and indefin
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Rocw Island. Iu.
ing Mr. Snavely to have Bailey arrest
ed. At I he same time Attorneys Kly
& Bush also received a telegram from
the company authorizing them to act
as the company's attorneys and in
structing them to cause Bailey's arrest
immediately. The warrant was sworn
out and half an hour later Bailey was
behind the bars. Davcnporters had ac
complished what the Plnkertons had
failed to do in a year's chase across
t ho continent.
Charles I. McCoy, the manager of
the claim and revision department of
the Columbian National late Insurance
company of Boston, came to Daven
port to look into the matter of Bailey's
arrest, and with him he brought docu
mentary evidence that stamps the man
as one of the- greatest insurance swind
lers ever known in this country so far
as the number of victims and the wide
range of territory that he covered I
concerned. The record that Mr. Mc
Coy brought with him is being daily
supplemented with news of additional
swindles perpetrated by Bailey.
Some of 111m A1Iii-m.
It is believed that the right name of
the man is John A. Duffy, and that he
formerly lived in Syracuse. N.
wht re he formerly kept a saloon. His
picture has been found in the rogues'
gallery under the name of Andrew J.
Overly, alis John Owens, H. T. lit
("Jill. V. It. Kdwards, R. .1. Richard,
and J. Wilson. It is believed that he
had as many names as cities he visit
ed, but thes are a few of the leading
ones. The detective reports show that
ho participated in swindling operations
previous to his connection with the in
surance company, that he operated a
land and loan office in Binghampton,
X. Y.. in U"i:;. under the name of Rich
ard .1. Wilson (c Co.. and skipped out
with funds entrusted to him. It has
also been ascertained that he swindled
in the name of the Metropolitan Insur
ance company and the Mutual Life In
surance company for both of which he
worked at one time. His main record
as a swindler, however, has been since
his connection with the National Co-
lumhian Insurance company, probably
for. the reason that the' company has
been so hot on his trail that his nefa
rious transactions have come to light.
There is no telling how many people
he swindled, who kept quid and took
Opera I ioitM Similar.
In nearly every instance Bailey tip
pointed medical examiners and sold
stock for cash. Occasionally . he in
sured a man and pocketed the pre
lii'mn. The amounts he secured were
small, ranging from $1". to $:;im. Hut
every offense? is sufficient to give him
a t trin in the penitentiary and if be is
prosecuted on the plans now laid out
he will always find a new sentence
awaiting him when he is freed from
the penitentiary after serving time.
ATTAINS HIS GOAL
E. H. Harriman Removes Obsta
cle to Trans-Continental
IN THE DEFEAT OF FISH
Though Legality of Election by Illinois
Central Directors is Cal'ed
New York, Nov. S. J. T. Harahan,
president of the Illinois Central, said
today there would be no change in op
erating methods of the road in conse
quence of his election.
On Every Lip
In Every Mouth
Charles E. Hodgson,
' Fire Insurance
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental Ins. Co New York
Ajrricultural Ins. Co... New York
Farmers" Ins. Co. York. Pa.
Williamsburg las. Co New York
New Hampshire Ins. Co.. .N. Hampshire
Northern Ins. Co. . . . .. New York
Security Ins. Co New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. . .Rockford, 111.
Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. of Connecticut
Office, room 3, Buford block. Rates
m low as consistent, with security.
P 0 AM OS
I can sell you either a new or slltrhtly
used Steinway for about the price of
an ordinary instrument. Let nae
quote you figures and show you some
magnificent examples. I can sell on
easy monthly installments, same as
cash, when desired. Address,
L. C. FJNCH
P. O.Sox 355,
O'NEILL, THE BARLEY
KING, DIESA POOR MAN
Once Reported Worth Several Millions
and Head of Large String
Winona, .Minn.. Nov. S. A private
1 1 ic gram announces the death at Ful
ton. Mo., or II. .1. O'Neill aged a!)
Known as the "bailey king" of the
wnr-d. from ISDM to 1S!)S, during which
time he was at the head of the O'Neill
drain company of Chicago and YA'ino
lid. 1 lie concern during these years
controlled the barley market, it is said
and had under its direction the largest
siring of grain elevators in the world.
At one time O'Neill was reported
worth several million dollars. Family
troubles cost him almost his entire
fortune. At the time of his death he
was in the emplov ef a St. Louis brew
ing company as bailey buyer, with
headquarters at Cedar Kapids, " Iowa.
Heath was duo to heart disease.
OUTPUT OF CHEESE GROWS
Wisconsin Statistics Show Great
crease in Five Years..
Madison. Wis., Nov. S. One hundred
and ten million pounds of cheese were
made in Wisconsin last year, almost
twice as much as was produced live
years ago. according to the University
of Wisconsin bulletin just prepared by
Professor H. L. Hussell of the Wiscon
sin college of agriculture. Uesides the
increase in production from ii.imo,0i)0
pounds t)f cheese in 1900 to 110,ooo,n00
in 190.", the statistics show an addi
tion tf 11S new cheese factories.
The amount of butter manufactured
in the creameries of the state has in
creased CO per cent in the last five
years. Butter made em farms shows
an increase of CS per cent.
Millionaire President of
Jumps in River.
Decatur. Ind. Nov. X. V. H. Niblock
a millionaire hanker, committed sui
cide last evening by jumping in the
St. Mary's river. He was president
of the old Adams County bank hero
and a heavy stockholder in the Rank
ers national. He also owned exten
sive manufacturing interests in this
state and Missouri. Ill health had de
ranged his mind.
New York, Nov. S. Ry the election
yesterday of .1. T. Harahan as president
of the Illinois Central to succeed Stuy
vesant Fish, it is believed I-. H. Hani
man has at last realized the fuliillmt ni.
of his plan to control a railroad from
the Atlantic to the Pacific. In this
great plant, the Illinois Cent nil was
the one missing link to complete it.
Until within a few months the eastern
terminals of the Harriman system
were at Kansas City, Omaha and New-
I''lr.t M('i Til km.
The first important step in the direc
tion of securing the desired outlet on
the Atlantic scaloard for the Union
and Southern Pacifies is believed to
have been taken by Harriman several
weeks ago when it was reported that
one of the roads under his eon l ml hail
taken over control of the Rait iniore &
Ohio by the purchase of In. nun shares
from the Pennsylvania railroad. This
would give Harriman a route from Chi
cago and St. Louis to Raltimore and
fc'iii:ir.v to ( 'oil ll '!.
To complete the ambitious proposi
tion for a continuous line, ocean lo
ocean, it was necessary only to connoet
the western terminals of the Raltimore
& Ohio with the eastern terminals of
the Southern and Union Pacific, and
for that puip-oso the Illinois Central
serves amply. Its line from Omaha to
Chicago ties together the Union Pa
cific, and Raltimore tt Ohio, while the
Illinois Central branch from Chicago to
New Orleans gives the Southern Pa
cific entrance into Chicago and the
St 'a board.
Taken together, this system, if uni
fied, puts under one centred more than
J-..OOU miles ot track capitalized at
more than $ 1.7'0.00o,oo0.
Fish I'fckx I 'la MM.
Following the election President Fbh
expressed the opinion that the general
counsel of the company should lie call
ed upon to settle three oints:
First, whether it was legal to hold an
election of general officers outside of
Illinois: second, whether the charter
did not provide that committees on
law and finance and tin the railroad
should bo elected at the regular meet
ing and not a special; and. third, if the
constitution of Illinois granting the
company its charier is not violated in
consolidating its stock and franchises
with other railroads. Governor Oeneen
declined to vote on the question raised
until the attorney general of Illinois
had given an opinion. No action was
taken on the points raised by Fish.
I ! t-H It 1m 111m I'iuht.
After the meeting Harriman said:
"This is not my light. It is a fight of
the board of directors and Fish. I ac
ceded to the July agreement regarding
the election of directors at the annual
meeting only in deference to the wishes
of the board. The July agreement was
made primarily to quiet public clamor
which was being raised in the press
and to silence various recriminations
which were being made in the public
prints, as an outcome of the conten
tion which had arisen in the board of
directors. Personally. I had not a word
to say at yesterday's meeting of the
lMiard. The board took no action what
ever in regard to the appointment of
any committee to take charge of the
management of the road."
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Every cent saed by "skimp
ing" value is lost in "skimped"
trade We believe that tKe best
way to keep up sales is to KEEP
UP THE QUALITY. That's
the reason we seH
And. that's the reason these goods sell so well
here and elsewhere. We know that when wc
put up a RIVERSIDE it's going to do good work,
win us the friendship of the buyer and bring
further orders from the same neighborhood.
We've sold Riverside stoves for more than 25
years, so feel pretty safe when we guarantee
one. They are certainly Time Tried and Fire
Tested. From $10 up and in all styles and sizes.
1615-17 Second Avenvie.
You want to pay a high price
for water- buy "Tub Oysters,
if you don't want to pay for
water, and desire full value for
your money, let us send you
some "Sealshipt" Oysters.
Any thin or undeveloped girl or wo
man will be benefited by taking Hoi lis
ter's' Rocky Mountain Tea. H is one
of the greatest known remedies for
making people strong, healthy and well.
I'ea or tablets. 35 cents. T. II. Tho
. Address, ar
JNCH, I by
RCCK ISLAND, ILL. I Rc
Chronic Rheumatism Cured.
Dr. II. B. Hettinger, Indianapolis,
Ind.. says: "For several months after
spraining my ankle I was severely af
flicted with rheumatism. I finally tried
Detchen's Mystic Cure for rheumatism,
and In four days could walk without
my cane; two bottles cured me sound
and well. I take great pleasure in rec
ommending the Mystic Cure to all who
are afflicted with rheumatism." Sold
y Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son,
220 West Second street. DavenDorU 1
But it cannot make a Pair Skin or a
Women with good
bo liomely. Creams,
lotions, washes and
Iowder3 cnunot mnke
a fair tkin. livery
horseman knows that
the sat in coat of Lis
from the animal's
I.ct the horse get
"off his feed" and bis
coat turns dulL Cur
rying, brushing and rubbing will give
- him a clean coat, but cannot produce
.the coveted Bineothness and ploss of
the horse's skin, which, is his com.
plexion. The ladies will see the point.
Is the best preparation for ladies who
dsire a gentle laxative medicine that
. will give the body perfect cleaulincxg
. iuterually and the wbolesomenesa
that produces such bLuas as painters
love to copy.
The kind that come in patent car
riers ice and oysters separate all
the flavor kept in all the contam
ination kept out. The kind of oys
ters you have always wished you
could get. No chemical preserva
tive is ever used with Sealshipt
Oysters, and they are guaranteed
absolutely pure, clean and fresh.
They are entirely different from the
"doped," watered oysers shipped in
slimy, unclean tubs.
Sealshipt Oysters are full meas
ure solid meats, and just as cheap
as the "watered" tub oysters at a
lower price. Let us send you some
of our delicious Sealshipt Oysters.
You don't know how good oysters
can be until you have tried them.
V .IK tmi.M IstAill I
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Dr. Marfirv's Now System of
15he London Building. R.ock Island.
17i3-1715 Second Avenue.
Sealshipt Oysters Fresh Every Morning
2532 Fifth Avenue.
Nl V MONEY
NEVER RUNS OUT
WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING, SELLING, OR EXCHANGING
SECOND HAND GOODS I STAND ALONE. NOW THEN THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL PART OF MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN TO KEEP
MY WORD, FOR I PLAINLY SEE IT HAS MADE ME MONEY AND
FRIENDS. COME FEARLESSLY AND DEAL WITH ME. AL
THOUGH A CRANK I LOVE TO PLEASE YOU JUST THE SAME.
I ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE THAT TRADE IN MY STORE THAT
HATE ME. WHY DO THEY TRADE WITH SUCH A MANT PURE
AND SIMPLE, THERE NEVER WAS A SPOT LIKE IT, THAT CAR
RIES $10,000 WORTH OF SECOND HAND GOODS. SO NOW
WHEN WE WANT ANYTHING WE WILL ALL GO DOWN TO
JONES SECOND HANDED STORES. ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY
ATTENDED TO. BOTH PHONES, THE OLD AND THE YOUNG
ONE. I DON'T CARE WHETH ER YOU READ THIS AD OR NOT.
I AM STILL-THE MEANEST MAN IN TOWN, AND YOU CAN'T
STOP ME FROM WANTING TO BUY YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS,
SELL YOU HOUSEHOLD GOODS, STORE YOUR GOODS, AND
MAKE YOU A LOAN ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS. HOUSEHOLD
GOODS SOLD ON PAYMENTS. GOODS SOLD ON COMMISSION.
SO COME AND MAKE JUST ONE LITTLE DEAL WITH ME FOR
A CONVINCER. I THANK YOU FOR READING THIS.
WILL BUY MORTGAGES AND NOTES. MAKE SMALL LOANS
ON REAL ESTATE. OPEN EVENINGS.
J. W. JONES, 1623 2d Ave.
ESTABLISHED 1884. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.