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THE AltGUS, THURSDAY. FEnurAUV 11, 1007.
published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, nock Island. 111. En
tered at the postoffice as second-class
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township in Rock Island county.
have neglected to pay an obligatiiu
that stood against him.
And the executors of the will tan
point to old n.es of newspapers in
Chicago, in which it is related a hun
dred times that Marshall Fieli' in his
lifetime had a passion for paying the
last cent of taxes 'that could possibly
be charged against him. Plainly, it is
badly mixed case.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 1907.
We all Know what would happen
Senator Tillman "lived in California.
If there should be a
San FVincisco should
war with ,1a pa l.
!) as-Kid to do
Thomas A. Kdison lias left his work
shop ' Pl' the rest of his life. Ho
eertainly has earned his vamition.
Ciive aid and ereomase.ueiit to ev
ery project that will contribute to Rock
Island's advancement. That is the
duty of citizenship.
I'hc lllnc Pencil and I lie Thaw ( aw.
Dubuque Telegraph - Herald : Mr.
Roosevelt, ready regulator, with no
messages of his own to edit, has seized
the blue pencil and threatens to use it
on the copy or -the maw trial ueiore
it goes to i he printer.
Secretary Cortelyou has been instruct
(1 to impure into the matter and deter
mine it its nature is sucn as to jitstity
the exclusion from the mails of news
papers publishing what Mr. Jerome
called "tenderloin tattle."
file newspapers will rejoice that the
president, through a cabinet officer, is
to decide a Question which, being a
parly in interest, it might be suspeet-
d they could not judge impartially.
Suppose this newspaper should to
morrow omit the tenderloin tattle.
There would come from almost every
quarter vigorous protests and de
mantis tor t he news. I he news
paper can not well say to its readers
that it can not serve the news. It is
willing that the ready regulator shall
decree that it shall not serve any more
testimony of the description already
published. It is willing to abdicate the
editorial chair and permit. T. R. to oc
cupy it and answer the calls at the
subscription windows ami from the
The aldermen who tackled thai On
1 1 Hi I'nion telephone ordinance in do
liance of public sentiment, may ami
may not have been surprised in finding
State Senator Colby of New Jersey,
who brought about the defeat of Sen
si tor Drvden. used to be captain of
Brown university football l?am. "We
need." he said, "to make the game
more open, abolish interlerence an 1
do away with coaching from the side
lines by coriwrations."
Another batch of land grabbers have
been unearthed in California, "iuvolv
ing men of wealth, influence and high
social standiiiE." This will make an
other hole in the republican majority
in that state, so no wonder the demo
crats improve the course of Secretary
It will cost the American taxpayers
Ssl.iitm.ono to support the army for
Hie fiscal year beginning July 1. which
is an increase of over $10.imiu.oiii from
the present year, so the discharge of
the three companies of negro soldiers
in consequence of the TSrownsville
fhooting affair does not appear to hav?
made any saving.
There is probably only one man
alive who can claim to have b mr.-. .red
Kim- KM ward. This i., the Karl of
Wcmvss. It need hardly be ad-led thi.t
the blow was a pure accident and t'u
incident took place some time hetoi.
the sovereign a.-ceiuled t'i throne
Sncakin;: one day in ';. house of
lords, Lord Wemyss brought hi
c!"Beheil nst down on the silk hat oi
the then Prince of Wales, who hap
pened to be siting it", front of Um
He stopped in horrified it.iazenu-ii
but the prince merely remove. i ins
crushed headgear ana smiled eneoura
incly. wl."renp.n Lord Weu.vss fill
ished his speech as though nothing ha
There is a statue of Roger Shernn:
of Massachusetts in statuary hall ;;t
the cubital. If is said to be a goo
likeness of the distinguished son
the old Hay state, but it also hears
striking resemblance to Champ Clark
of Missouri. A parly of M itsourian
were taking in tne sights at the capito!
ami paused before the Sherman statu"
"Why. there's Champ Clark." exclaim
ed one of them. "I thought that they
only put dead ones in here. Wasn
Champ reelected last fall?" Mr. ClaiK
happened along just then and explain
ed the situation. "I have no ambition
for a place in this hall of fame." he
said. "That is. right away, at any
rate. It suits me just as well to lie
represented by proxy."
Camion, the t'.ai-.
The iipeaker's secretary in Saturday
Evening Tost says: "The late Thomas
B. Reed of Maine, when he passed out
of public life left behind him a repu
tat ion for being a czar. He was cele
brated then and is celebrated now as
an iron-handed despot who ruled the
House or representatives as it it were
ins own personal belonging and not
the great popular branch of the lesis
uive government, as the orators are
fond of saying.
"Admitting that Mr. Reed was some
thing" of a dictator, a fairly good jour
neyman emperor, as emperors go, the
record if his accomplishments in the
czaring line, when compared with thos..
of our national uncle. Joseph (J. Can
non of Illinois, who is now speaker,
reads like Paul and Virginia as against
Boccaccio. I'ncle Joe is a czar with
all the trimmings and all the trap
pings. Beside him. when their careers
are compared. Reed looks like the sec
ond cousin four times removed of the
rand duke of Monte Carlo."
ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Mai-Hhall Kiehl's Taxes.
John R. Thompson, treasurer of Cook
county, has gone into the probate court
and is asking for $2.j7.710 from the
Marshall Field esta'e. The treasurer
leminds the court that this sum will
be in liquidation of personal property
taxes that Mr. Field neglected to men
Mon during the last eight years of his
life. The treasurer has an array of
stiff looking figures to back up his pe
tition. The executors of the estate are will
ing to admit and pay the taxes for the
last rear of the eight, but back of that
they 'ask that the court do not go.
They mention that previous to 19W
Marshall Field himself was alive and
that he was entirely competent to have
looked after his own taxes, and there
is a hint it is to be presumed that as
good a business man as he did this
It Is true there is no record that
these taxes were ever paid, that the
property was even listed for taxation
But Marshall Field may have mislaid
the receipts, for he had' a great multi
1 litis of papers; and the man who col
lected the taxes may have forgotten to
turn them in. This Is as reasonable
mi assumption as thai Mr. Field should
Real Estate Transfers.
William Prater to James A. Ilona
hoo, lots :!. I. ." and ;. block 7, Dotia-
hoo & Cosner's addition. Kast Moline.
Henry Angstrom to Kmil Angstrom,
part, east half, northeast quarter of
northeast quarter of section 17. lw.
Joseph Fraiyman to Alphonse Fraiv
man. undivided half of lot 21. block 1".
Firs-, addition to Silvis. $7Sit.
Fred II. Cooper to Clans Alfred Carl
son, lot 12. C. II. Mecre's addition. Mo
John A. Miller to Christian King,
part et west hali, southwest quarter,
fractional quaiter of section II!. 17.
lw; part northwest quarter, fractional
quarter. secJon 21. 17. lw. and part
east nail, southeast fractional quarter
of section 11. 17. lw. $7,0".
Hora Maria Mordhorst to Frederic!
(). Anderson, lot 15, block l.Wheelock'
Third Fifteenth street addition. Mo-
.leremian i.e ijuatfe to .Mary Auger,
trac. in southwest quarter of section .!
It;. 5 w $K)o.
William A. Le Quarto to Raymond J
lUckPtts. ct at., undivided half part
souinwest quarter lots i. and 4, sec
tion ::. 1f". 5w; west half of southeast
quarter, and northeast quarter of south
west quarter, and east half of south
east quarter, souinwest quarter, part
lot 1. section :i. 1;, 5w, anil part south
west quarter of sec ion u. Hi, 5w, $2,-
Charles H. Pope to John W. Sand
trs. lot 22. block ISO. town of East
John A. Johnson to Mary IX Han
dell, lots 11 and 12. block 21, Brig
ham's addition. Cordova, $1.
Charles C. Johnson to Mary T). Han
dell, lots 11 and 12. block 21, Brig-
ham's addition. Cordova, $1.
Caroline Rake, et al. to Mary I).
Handell. lots 11 and 12, block 21, Brig
ham's addition, Cordova, $1.
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Copyright, 1!MS. by McClure Newspaper
The mercantile house of Travers St
Co., New York, had n branch in Paris
for twenty years, when Travers hi'ii-
self. after looking over old accounts.
noticed Honiethiug wrong.
The next steamer sailing for Havre
carrieel with her Thomas Agnew, the
firm's bookkeeper. He was provided
with all proper credentials, and his in
structions were to givathe Paris books
a thorough overhauling. He was to
Interview the head of the French firm
first. This he did soon afte-r reaehiu
"I hardly expected you. but I am
glad that you are here," was his grei-t-ing.
"It is true that the business has
fallen off, and it has been a source ot
anxiety to me. We seem to be doing
as much as ever, but the sales show
less and less. I cannot suspect any
of the employees. The bookkeeper is
the only one who could juggle the fig
ure's, and he is probity itself. He has
been with us for ten years past and is
as steady as a church. I might as well
suspert myself." '
Nevertheless, if there is anything
wrong it must be in his department,'
There were two or three interviews,
aud then it was suggested that Dubois,
which was the name of the bookkeeper,
be given leave ot absence lor a cou
ple of weeks, lie refuse-el to take it
Theu Agnew enabled for instruct ions
and was told to go ahead. He was
taken to the olliee and introduced and
his errand stated. To his agreeable
disappointment Dubois gave him a cor
dial weleoine and offered every assist
ance in his power, lie would be only
too glael to have his books looked over
aud verified. His frankness and eager
ness were a setback to Agnew. but a
day was appointed for the commence
nieiit of the work. No man could have
set out to render himself more agree
able than the French bookkeeper elid.
He first invited Agnew to his home t
tl inner. It was a modest little cottage.
plainly lurnislmt aud evidently eco
nomically managed. There were a wife
and two children, aud the family ap
penred tn be happy and contented.
Agnew had made up his mind that
Dubois was tvrtaiuly living on his iu
come aim was a man ot steaity limits
when his wife happened to mention
duriug the momentary absence of th
husband that she would be entirely
happy if Claude elid not have to remain
at the edliee so late three or four nights
iu the week. As a matter of fact, the
otlice always closed at r::o p. m.. aud
Agnew was made unuasy by the re
marks. Dubois made arrangements t;
show the American certain sights the
next evening, and they were together
for several hours. At a cafe when
they stopped for a last drink Agnew
who had taken very little during tii.
evening and who called for a niiii
glass on this occasion, suddenly t'.ume
the room whirling round and round
with him and finally pitched forward
on the floor and became unconscious
When be e-ame to some time during
the next day he was ill and found that
he hail been robbed and was clothed
in the garb of a workiiigiuaii. He wa:
also a prisoner in a cellar so dark that
he could not see across it. There were
a pitcher of water and a loaf of
bread beside him. He drank of the
water ami slept for hours.
When lie awoke again the effects of
ttio ding were gone, and he explored
his prison, to discover that it bail only
one small wiudow. and that looked out
on a back yard and was heavilv bar
reel, lucre had tieen stairs leading up
to a door, but they had been removed
No sounds readied him from above
and the noises from the street wert
An hour later a man thrust a ladder
down and brought more bread ami w.-i
ter. He was armed with a knife and
refused to answer unr questions. The
American coaxed, threatened and tried
to bribe, but the man was firm. Three
times a day for the next ten days he
brought bread aud water, but never
inylbiiig else. Then one eveiiinjr he
left the ladder behind him when he a
cended. as if by an oversight, and
fter waitng for an hour Agnew crept
up, to hud the door open. He bail no
trouble iu leaving the house, which was
without tenants and situated in u slum
street. The man hadn't a penny In
money, and his suit was old and rag
ged. When he accosted a gendarme he
was orelered to move on. He moved em
and told his sRry again and again and
at length was arrested and locked up.
Iu the morning the police judge was
about to commit Agnew its a vagrant
when he asked that the head or the
firm be sent for. This was done, and
of course the prisoner was soon at lib
erty. He could not guide the police to
the street where he had been held pris
oner, but a visit to the home of Dubois
explained everything. He bad aban
doned his family eight elays previously.
In a day or two it was shown that for
five years he had maintained three sep
arate establishments, and In two of
them he had passed for a single tiiau.
Instead of being a man of steady hab
its, he was a regular rounder. Instead
of being a man of probity, a brief ex
amination of his books showed that he
had stolen S'IO.iioo from the linn in six
years. Had an expert been put on bis
books at any time his frauels must
have been discovered in half a day.
It took the police a couple ef weeks
to secure a elew,,biit the embezzler was
finally followed to South Africa and
up the country the diamond miues.
When arrested lie was all bravado, but
three days later he committed suicide
under the officer's nose, and the case
against hlui was closed.
. . i M. QUAD.
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