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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1907.
By BURTON E. STEVENSON
Author of "The Holladay Case"
Copyright, I 9 O . by Hmnry Holt and Company
rs. lilt, coroners court was crowa-
I h1, as it always is at auy
bearing presenting features
of morbid or sensational in
terest, .and Goldberg, with an In
born love of the theatric, arranged
bis 'witnesses bo as to lead gradually
to the climax, the denouement, lie
put the janitor on the stand first, and
then had Simmonds tell his story.
Some medical testimony followed as to
the exact nature of Thompson's in
juries, and the bullet, which had been
extracted, was put in-evideuce it was
plainly much too large to have come
Iroui Miss Croydon's pistol. Finally
Miss 'Croydon herself was called. A
little gasp of delicious excitement ran
through the crowd as she appeared at
the door of the witness room. Here
was a tidbit to touch the palates of
even the jaded police reporters.
Godfrey, looking at her as she came
steadily forward to the stand, felt his
heart warm with admiration. She
seemed perfectly eomiosed and. If not
perfectly at ease, at least as nearly
so as any woman of her position could
be in such a place. Godfrey was
pleased to see Irysdale in close at
tendance, and he nodded to him en
couragingly. Miss Croydon told her story clearly
and with an accent of sincerity there
was no doubting. It differed la one
detail from the story she had told the
night before. Thompson, she said, had
perceived the intruder, and there had
been a short, fierce struggle before
he fell under the blow of the pipe.
He was not niu-onsvious. but was
struggling to his feet again when
Lis assailant sht him.
The coroner glanced nt the jury, but
none of them seemed disposed to ask
any questions. Then Goldberg made
a sign to Simmonds. lie left the room,
but reappeared in a moment, lead
ing In Jimmy the Dude.
Xot until they were quite near did
Miss Croydon ptrceive them; then, as
Ler eyes met the prisoner's, she half
started from her chair, her face like
marble. As for Jimmy, Godfrey was
astonished to perceive the fascinated
gaze he lent uion Miss Croydon.
Goldberg had ierceired their agita
tion, and the gaze he bent upon the
witness grew ior-entiMy more stern.
"Miss. Croydon," he began, "you
hare described the guilty man as short
and heavy set with a dark mustache
turning up at the ends. Ixok at the
prisoner lefore you. Is lie the man?"
"IIe Is not," replied the witness in
a firm voice and without an Instant's
"You are sure?"
"Perfectly sure; there is little or no
That is all." he said abruptly.
You may go. Miss Croydon."
She- passed from sight, the door
closed, and Godfrey leaned back in his
chair to hear .Jimniv tell a smooth
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story of his doings tne nlgnt bet ore.
Magraw and half a dozen others con
firmed the tale; It was a really good
alibi, carefully arranged; there was
nothing to disprove it, and at the end
the jury, without retiring, handed In
the usual verdict of death at the hands
of a person unknown.
When It was over Simmonds crooked
at Godfrey an inviting linger, and to
gether they went down to the detec
tive's private office.
"Sit down," said Simmonds. "I want
to talk to you. We're up against a
Godfrey sat down aud looked at him.
"Have you gone through Thompson's
"Here they are," and Simmonds
brought out a canvas bag and opened
it. "Look nt them."
Godfrey turned out the contents and
examined them piece by piece. It was
merely n lot of ordinary clothing, most
of it much the worse for wear and all
of it strongly impregnated with the
odor of tobacco.
"Anything in the pockets?" asked
"Not a thing except some loose smok
ing tobacco. There's one thing about
the clothing, though have you noticed?
It's all summer clothing: see these
linen trousers, now';"
Godfrey nodded with drawn brows.
"What's thisV" he asked suddenly,
holding up a swart object shaped like
a clam shell and halving in the same
way along the sharp cdi,e.
"I don't know. A curio picked up at
pea somewhere, perhaps. I have a
j theory that Thompson was a sailor.
"Well, the bag. in the first place
only a sailor would carry his clothes
that way. Then put your head down
in it and under the tobacco vou'll
smell the salt."
Godfrey sniffed and nodded again
Then lie got out his knife.
"Let's take a look at the inside of
Mr. Thompson's curio," he said, and
inserted the blade.
A twist and the sides unclosed. Sim
monds spran back with a sharp cry of
surprise as he saw what lay within.
and even Godfrey's heart gave a sud
For there, coiled thrice upon itself,
lay a little viper, with venomous, tri
Then In an instant Godfrey smiled.
"It's not alive," he-said. "Don't you
see. it's some marvelous kind of nut.'
Simmonds approached cautiously and
took another look.
"A nut';" he repeated. "A nut? Well,
that beats nie!"
And well it might, for in every de
tail the form was perfect. Godfrey
looked at It musingly.
"This may give us a clew," he said.
"I shouldn't imagine a nut like this
grows In many parts of the world,
though, of course, a sailor might pick
it up anywhere from another sailor.
In a slop sliop, even here in New York,
He closed the shell together again
p.nd placed it in the bag. stuffing the
rest of the clothing in after it.
"Thompson had no very exalted Idea
of cleanliness." he remarked. "His
clothing needs a visit to the laundry.
And this is all?"
"Yes. He'd rented his. furniture from
a store down the street. He bad to pay
his rent in advance because he had so
little baggage. That reivlpt's the only
thing that's gjt his name on it oh, yes.
There's a letter tattooed on his left
arm. but It's not a T it's a J."
"Which goes to show that his name
wasn't Thompson. I think you're right.
Simmonds. in putting him down as a
sailor. I thought so last night; in fact.
I've already got two men making a
tour of the docks trying to lind some
body who knew him."
"Have you?" said Simmonds, smiling.
"That's like you. There's another curi
ous thing, though, about the clothing
he had on."
"What is that?"
"Some of it's marked with one initial,
some with another. Not one piece Is
marked with his." '
The door opened and the coroner's
'Mr. Goldberg sent the exhibits back
to you," he said, holding out a parcel
Simmonds opened it and took out a
pocketbook, a pipe, a knife and some
"All right," he said, and signed a
Godfrey waited until the door closed,
then he rose and came over to Sim
"There's something here that might
help us," he said, picking up the
pocketbook. "Those newspaper clip
pingswhy, they're not here!"
Simmonds smiled dryly.
"That's another thing I wanted to
tell you. The clippings have been re
moved." "Removed? By whom?"
"That's a question. They were re
moved some time between the moment
we looked at them and the moment
the coroner took charge." '
Godfrey stared at him with startled
"You remember, Simmonds contin
ued, "that after we looked at the
pocketbook I put It back In Thomp
sonI .pocket" -
-Ttesf i saw you ao mat."
"We then went into the bedroom and
had a look around, leaving the body
"With Miss Croydon," said Godfrey,
completing the sentence.
"There's another thing." continued
Simmonds after a moment. "Here's
the piece of pipe we found on the floor.
Do you know where it came from ?"
"No I was going to look that up."
"It came from the radiator. The
connections were defective, and a
plumber was replacing them. This Is
a piece of pipe he had removed and
left lying It hind the radiator. He re
members it distinctly. Do you recall
the position of the radiator?"
"Yes; opposite the bedroom door."
"Exactly. Then tht person coming
from that door must have crossed the
room to get it. More than that, he
must have hunted for it or known it
was there. Miss Croydon knows more
than she's told us. I don't think she's
been square with us."
"Well, iierhaps she liasn't." Godfrey
said slowly. "Anyway, we've got to
work nt the case from the other cud.
We've got to identify Thompson first."
"Yes," agreed Simmonds. "You'll
let me know if you find out anything."
"Of course," said Godfrey, rising,
and with a curt nod he went' out and
down the steps to tbe street.
At the office he found two reports
awaiting him. One was from the men
he had sent along the docks they had
found no one who could identify the
photograph of Thompson. The other
was from Delauey, the head of the
Record's intelligence department. At
'1 o'clock that morning, just before re
tiring. Godfrey had phoned a message
to the office:
Delancy I want all the information ob
tainable ror.rernius the history of the
Croydon family, to which Mrs. Richard
Delroy and Urate Croydon belong.
This was the result:
Gutave Croydon, notary and money
lender. 17 Itue d'Aiitin. Parts, removed
with wife and youns daughter about 1!79
to Beckenham. Just south of London,
England. Why he removed from Frai;ce
not known. liue d'Antin has been com
pletely rebuilt within last thirty years,
and only person there now who remem
bers Craydon is an old notary namfd
Pabre. who has an office at the corner of
Uue St. Augustin. He has vague mem
ory that Croydon loft Fiance to avoid
criminal prosecution of some sort.
Croydon bought small country plaea
near Beckenham and lived there tiuieily tn
seial-rctiremcnt. Fortune apparently not
large. In 1?3I mortgaged estate for 2.0i0.
mortgage paid In 1S37. Religion. Catholic.
Kxcellent reputation at Heokcnham.
Eldest daughter. Kdith. bor-.i in France
Aug. 26, 1S74. Educated at school there,
but broke down from overstudy and re
turned to Beckenham. where she became
Interested In social settlement work.
There met Richard Delroy, New York,
who was making Investigation of London
charities. Married him June G, 1X, and
went immediately to New York.
Only other child, younger daughter,
Grace, born at Beckenham May 12. lSbO.
Educated nt home. No unusual Incidents
In life so far aa known.
Croydon and wife died, typhoid fever.
1301. Delroys came to England and after
selling property and settling estate took
Grace home with them. Estate. left whol
ly to younger sister, paid Inheritance tax
Godfrey read this through slowly,
dwelling upon it point by point.
"The skeleton," he said to himself,
"is pretty plain it lies concealed some
where behind Croydon's departure
from France. There must have been
some unusual reason for that a rea
son even more serious, perhaps, than
this threatened prosecution the clip
pings would tell the story.
"But is it worth while trying to dig
it up? It wouldn't be a difficult thing
to do if the newspapers handled it at
the time, but I don't know," and he
stared out through the window with
drawn brows. "If it's buried again, I
believe I'll let it rest for the present,
anyway," and he whirled back to his
He wrote the story of the day's de
velopments and turned it in.
'We've been lucky," said the city
editor, with a gleeful smile as he took
the copy. "We've got photographs of
all the principals."
"Yes they cost $."00, but they're
worth It. No other paper in town will
"That's good." said Godfrey, but it
was a half hearted commendation, aud
he left the office in a frame of mind
not wholly amiable. The methods of
a popular newspaper are not always
"Thank heaven," he added to him
self, his face clearing a little, "there's
nothing in my story to Implicate cither
Miss Croydon or Mrs. Delroy there's
no hint of the skeleton! I took care of
that which," he concluded, with a
grim smile, "is mighty forbearing in a
What further tests there were to be
of his forbearance not even he sus
(To Be Continued.)
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Companies' Incorporate. Attorneys
Lane & Waterman have filed articles
of incorporation of the new Davenport
Theater company and the Kimball Ho
tel company. The companies each be
gin a 20-years' existence from the date
of incorporation. The Davenport Thea
ter company, which has taken over the
Burtls opera house, is capitalized at
$50,000 and is officered as follows:
President, A. F. Cutter; vice president
J. C. Hasler; secretary and treasurer,
Charles T. Kindt. These with Mrs.
William M. Chamberlin and S. 13. Har
rington constitute the board of direc
tors. The three officers are the incor
porators. The Kimball Hotel company,
which has purchased the Kimball house
from the Burtis heirs, is capitalized at
$100,000. The officers and directors
are: President, Joe R. Lane; vice pres
ident and treasurer, Dick R. Lane, sec
retary, A. F. Cutter.
Train Robber Paroled. County Clerk
Harry McFarland has received papers
from Governor Cummins paroling H.
L. Briggs from the penitentiary at Fort
Madison. Briggs Is the man who was
sent from Davenport to the penitentiary
in April, 1904, for chloroforming pas
sengers on the Rock Island trains, and
then robbing them. Briggs was ar
rested by railroad detectives, and was
sentenced to six years and eight
months in the penitentiary. The parole
papers state that, he will reside in Polk
county until full expiation is given for
Father Giglinger's Farewell. To
morrow morning at 10 o'clock at the
Bettendolf church the choir will repeat
the Christmas mass. Rev. George Gig
linger will preach his last sermons on
that day. and he will zn to Keokuk
next week to take charge of the narish
in that city.
Dallas Bound Over. Charles Dallas,
the young man charged with robbing j in the public schools. She is mourned
the United States mails and who was , by her parents, a brother, Ernest En
arrested by Officer Shanley while en-1 rig. two sisters, Adelaide and Emma
deavoring to cash a check which he I Ehrig.
had extracted from one of the letters! ZZZ
taken out of the mail pouch at the
Milwaukee depot, was yesterday taken
before United States Commissioner A.
G. Bush and bound over to the federal
grand jury. His bond was placed at
$1,000, and this being furnished
was given his release until his case is
called before the grand iurv. Dallas!51 was voted to close the "arber shops
comes from n tmmi famm- o-fin'at S o'clock on Wednesday
looking and able bodied man. After
being leleased he secured-1 his belong
ings and took a train for Muscatine.
Nips "Clothing Sale." "You will
nave to nay 5o0 a dav or sret out I'vo I
looking fellows as you pluck their
birds and then fly the town." declared
City Attorney George W. Scott in
Justice Koddewiiis office to a n.irtv
nameri Pii,ieim!ii,Ti -h Ti,,,rc,i,
who on Thursday 1
opened a clothing store at 107 East
t . . ....
oecono street, ana witn tug red s.gns,
which covered both windows and left
only an opening in the door way. ad
vertising a "big manufacturers' sale of
Clothing now going on." Proprietor
Endelmann was summoned to the po
lice station when he could not show a
license and prepared to fight the case
by engaging an attorney. He was told
point blank, however, that he would
have to pay the transient license of
$30 a day or get out. Endelmann
claimed he had come to town to stay
but could show no lease to the store he
is now occupying and furthermore had
no fixtures for the same, as he would
undoubtedly have had in case he in
tended to locate here permanently.
Obituary Record. Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Mohr, 1G3S West Second street,
are bereaved by the death of their
daughter, Loretta A. Mohr, which oc
curred yesterday afternoon following
an illness from pneumonia. The child
was three years and eight months of
Yesterday after a short illness oc
curred the death of Miss Minnie Ehrig
at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. H.. Ehrig of 2040 West Fifth
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Barbers Vote to Reduce Hours. At
I - ; C J . t . T . 1 '
a meeting oi me juih nej iiieii iwiufis
I union nt Ihp lnriustri.il Momip liinlilini;-
stead of at 9 o'clock as is the practice
at present. The new order will go
into effect the first Wednesday in Feb
ruary. Shoulder Dislocated. August Stroo
of 1401 Twenty-fifth street. Rock Is
land, met with a serious accident act
Deere & Co.'s where he was employed j
l nursoay evening, ne was woi King
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! He .was knocked to the floor and
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Sixty-four Pupils Pr&Tioted. Sixty
four eighth grade students have been
promoted into the high school and the
Grant school leads with IS of that
number. The Washington school is
second with 15 and the Ericsson school
stands low with only four. There are
no pupils this time from Lincoln, Sev
enth street and Garfield. The school
semester closed yesterday and the
new semester commences on Monday.
The number of students promoted ex
ceeds the number of last year in num
ber five or six.
Nearly $10,000 for Church Year.
Members of the First Congregational
church at the annual meeting held
Thursday evening decided to raise $7.
100 for the annual budget and will
probably raise $2,000 additional to re
build the pipe organ. The reports of
the officers showed that the church had
enjoyed a prosperous year, there be
ing a membership of 400. During the
year $2,500 had been raised for bene
volent purposes only. Prior to the an
nual business meeting the annual
church supper was given under the
auspices of the social committee, of
which Mrs. C H. Sleight is chairman.
A printed report of the church's activi
ties during the year was given to each
member. The clerk's report showed
the membership Jan. 1 was 4G0. con
sisting of 147 males and 313 females.
The total resident membership is CC2.
ncn-resident 98. Six members died
during the past year, 1G were dismiss
ed by letter and three by revision of
the roll, making a reduction of 25.
Seven additions were made during the
year by letter and five by profession
of faith, making 12 additions Jn all.
Obituary Record. Word has been
received that Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Ar
nold of Blue Island are mourning the
loss of their son, who died Thursday
night. Mrs. Arnold was formerly Miss
Goodmanson and is the daughter of
Mrs. Christine Goodmanson of 1320
Sixth avenue, from which place the
funeral will take place Sunday after
noon. L. F. Cralle has received word of the
sudden death of his sister Mrs. A. R.
Reeves, a former resident of Stewart
ville. Mrs. Reeves was found dead in
bed at her heme In Searsbore, Iowa.
She was stricken with apoplexy during
the night and death came without
warning to her or her family. Mrs.
Reeves was 5S years of age and Is
survived by her husband and four chil
dren, three daughters and one son, all
of them married. The family moved
from here about twenty years ago.
Little Louise Miller, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs.. Louise Miller, died at
the family home yesterday at Water-
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