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ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, OOTOBER 19, 1891.
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"Sonic men are born great,
Some achieve greatness, and
Some have greatness thrust
Upon them." SIIAKSPEARE.
But it's different with their clothes.
They are mostly born without clothes.
Nearly all have clothes thrust upon
them when they are small, afterward
they have to achieve their clothes.
Some achieve good clothing and some
don't; it's owing to where they buy it.
Those who buy the London Clothing
Company's Clothing get the best. It is
easier, too, to achieve the London Com
pany's clothing; it costs less. People
are getting weary of paying for the
name of having their clothes tailor
made when they can get them so much
better of us for a great deal less money.
The London Clothing Company has
achieved its reputation through intrin
sic worth, and merits the esteem of the
People by its better values. We think
we have achieved the heighth of excel
lence in our Fall Goods,- -pattern, style
and quality all the best. Values better
dek Tor bis revolver wnicn my mere wnen
Dreadful Crime of a Youth Near
Milwaukee. ... .
EE MURDERS A GIRL OF nFTEEJT.
And Is Believed to Have Tried to PoLom
Whole Family The Diabolical Cool
'"' the Young Felon Makes Ens
the Police Wonder A Watchman's
Brave Resistance to a Gang of Robbers
Other Burglars "Get Left."
Milwaukee, Oct. 19. The finding of
.the body of young Annie Kodatz yester
day morning has resulted in the discovery
of a boy murderer who for cool indiffer
ence rivals Jesse Pomeroy. Oct 7 Henry
Kodatz, who lives with his family on a
dairy farm north of the city limits, called
upon the city police, stating that an at
tempt had been made to poison his house
hold with paris green, which had been
placed in soup. Detectives made a thor
ough investigation, bat were unable to
find any person likely to have a motive
for such a crime.
A Young Girl Disappears.
Half an hour before the officers arrived
at the farm Annie Kodatz, the oldest
child, aged IS years, was last seen, and
the next day her disappearance was re
ported to the officers, who made a second
visit to the farm. Everybody declared
there was not the slightest reason for the
girl having a desire to kill anybody, and
there was nothing which would inspire
her to leave home. Nothing more was
heard of the girl, and the police concluded
that she must have committed the deed
and fled in fear of discovery.
Body Found in the Cowshed.
A straDge odor was noticed about the
barn Saturday, and yesterday Mr. Ko
datz pulled up the floor of the cowshed
and found the body of Annie. Then
young Albert Kolls, who works for Ko
datz, was arrested and confessed the
crime. He said that Annie had been his
helpmate about the farm for two years,
and last May he became criminally inti
mate with ber. When he found a month
ago that this fact would be revealed he
determined to kill the girL On the day
after the poison was discovered, half an
hour before the officers reached the farm,
the boy says he was engaged in patching
the stable floor. The girl was assisting
him as usual. Her mother was at work
outside not twenty feet away.
A Cool Young Miscreant.
As the girl stooped to place a plank he
struck her in the temple with a hammer,
threw her body into the hole, piled
manure over it and completed the work
of replacing the boards. Then he went
out and met the detectives looking up the
poisoning affair, and unconcernedly an
swered the questions put to him. He was
not suspected, and continued his duties
about the place as usual. BothMr.
Brown, who was the nearest neighbor,
and Mr. Kodatz had the utmost confi
dence in the lad, who is of a quiet, pre
A Marvel to the Police.
The police consider Kolls a criminal
phenomenon. He is so cool about the
matter. He seems to have no moral sense
to speak of. When confronted at the sta
tion with evidence of his gnilt, be cried a
little, but to the correspondent he frankly
told of his act and the motive for it with
out a quiver, although he is intelligent
and clearly' understands the enormity of
hjs offense. Asked last night if his crime
djd not worry him, he coolly answered
that he sometimes thought of it at night,
but he guessed it was better to kill the
girl than to have the other trouble. He is
only 16 years old.
Was Probably the Poisoner, Too.
There is no doubt that Kolls put the
poison in the soup on the same day that
he killed his victim. Mr. Kodatz ate of
the broth, but it made him sick almost
immediately, and he warned other mem
bers of the family against eating of it.
There was so much poison in the mixture
that it acted as an emetic, else Mr. Ko
datz would probably have died from its
effects. Kolls persists in his denial of
having any knowledge of the poison, but
does not accuse any one else of the crime.
watchman realized that the men had
come to rob and he made a bold resist
ance. After being knocked down he arose
instantly and gave fight. He knocked
two of the villians down and kicked one
so violently that he rolled in the corner
of the room unconsciouu. But five men
were too much for Brady. The watch
man was finally iverpowered, bound and
Got Five Bags of Sliver.
The villains then broke open the desk
where the money was kept but were dis
appointed when they fonnd only five bags
of silver which contained 100 each They
were making a search for other money
which they knew was in the office when
they became alarmed at some noise on the
outside ot the building and fled, taking
the silver with them. They went to a
strip of wood three miles away where
they divided their stolen booty. Just as
they were emerging from the woods about
7 o'clock they were surrounded by a posse,
consisting of constables and a number of
citizens of Dunmore. They were told to
throw up their hand and surrender. They
obeyed. Four men were taken into cus
tody. Their names are: H. H. Hollister,
William Snow, John Bowen and Charles
The Company Bad a Hlat,
The fifth man made his escape. The
prisoners are well-known toughs. The
officers of the coal company got a hint of
the contemplated robbery three weeks
ago. They placed extra men on the
watch Friday night as they had $16,000 in
the office which they proposed to pay out
to the men Saturday, it being pay day.
The extra watchmen went home at 8
o'clock. Shortly after 4 one of them re
turned to see if every thing was all right,
when he discovered the regular watch
man bound and gagged. He at once gave
the alarm and the pursuit after the rob-
THE GIRL WITH A "GUN."
She Exchanges Shots with a Burglar
and Wonnds Him.
South Norwalk. Conn., Oct. 19.
George C. Cholwell, a wealthy New York
merchant, lives here in a handsome resi
dence. At 2 o'clock Saturday morning
Mrs. Cholwell was aroused by a noise on
the roof of the front piazza. She awak
ened her daughter Clementine, who,
catching up a revolver, stepped out on the
front balcony and saw a man at the foot
of a ladder leading to the balcony. She
asked what he wanted, and as he looked
up she fired at him, but missed. He
started to run toward the street, when she
fired once more, missing him again. By
this time he had reached the road. Turn
ing around, he drew a pistol and fired at
Well Aimed, Mist Clementine.
The bullet whistled past ber head. She
returned the fire, this time hitting her
man. He stumbled and fell, exclaiming:
"I'm shot, Pete; help me." By this time
the neighborhood was aroused and a posse
started in pursuit of the burglars. Drops
of blood marked their course, but at the
fair grounds all traces were lost. On re
turning to the house the officers found
that the telephone wire had been cut, the
Siberian bloodhounds poisoned and 12,000
worth of diamonds and plate taken. The
burglars had evidently watched the
movements of the family, as they selected
a night wheu Mr. Cholwell was in New
LOOKING FOR HIS DOG.
A Plucky Bank Teller Prevents a Bank
CrsTHIASA, Ky., Oct. 19 An unsuc
cessful attempt was made to rob the na
tional bank of this city Saturday. About
noon all the clerks and bookkeepers left
the bank for dinner, leaving only W. II.
Throckmorton, the teller, in charge. A
welldressed man of about forty years en
tered and requested the teller to compute
interest on a certain amount. Mr.
Throckmorton began to figure on it when
Lis attention was attracted to the vault
by a very slight sound. He wheeled
around and found another stranger is the
open door, who, with great nonchalance,
asked: "Have you seen my dog in here?"
The teller, who is a man of small stature,
but strong, only replied: "Dog, thunder,"
and grabbed the fellow.
The Robbers Lacked Nerve.
He proved too strong, though, and
broke away, milking the street, the teller
being a close pursuer, hallooing "Bobber."
Jack Haverly gave chase, capturing the
man in about two Mjoares of the bank
and took him to the jaiL Nothing more
was seen ot the man who was at the coun
ter by the teller, but others saw him come
hastily from the bank and Join another
confederate who bad been watching the
entrance. If tha robbers had not been
such cowards they wonld have overcome
the teller and gotten over (10,000 which
was deposited in the vault, which to
always open during banking hours. . The
prisoner claims to be W. J. Bennett, of
AN UNLUCK JOB,
of Robbers Bans Afoul
Wilkesbarrk, Pa., Oct. 16. Between
and 4 o'clock Saturday morning five
masked men stealthily approached the
little one-story frame office of the Spencer
Cpal company at Dunmore. At a given
signal all five men got their backs against
the door and broke it in. The watchman,
Dan Brady, was just reaching over the
GARZA IS STILL AT LIBERTY.
A Reward of S30.OO0 Offered for Him,
Dead or Alive.
Sax Aktoxio, Tex., Oct. 19. The cap
ture of Catarino E. Garza, the leader of
the UDrisinar in the northern utntM r
Xfavti lina tint- rat lu.. IT . J i i
- uv j -- wcu cunicu, al
though President Diaz has offered a re
ward of (30,000 to any one who will take
him dead or alive. The report has
reached here that Garza was in the imme
diate vicinity of Piedras Negras, Mexico,
with any army of several hundred men,
all well armed.
Diaa Hurrying tip His Troops.
The Mexican government is hurrying
troops to that section by the hundreds
and will make every effort to bring the
uprising to an end. There is great alarm
felt among the citizens on both sides of
the Rio Grande border. That Garza has
not given up his wild undertaking is
shown by his issuing another manifesto.
Rescued from a Horrible Death.
Danville, Ilia, Oct. la Grape Creek
mine No. 5 eanght fire Satnrday and five
miners were unable to reach the shaft be
fore it was a seething furnace. Thomas
Jones, the foreman of the mines, who
happened to be Id their company, led
them through entries filled with smoke to
the escapement shaft, which tbey mounted
one at a time. After several hours' hard
fight ing the fire was mastered. The dam
age will reach tC,0T0.
Chopped Him l'p with an Ax.
Paris, Tex, Oct. 19 Friday morning
H. C. Colston, a farmer living six miles
east of here, was awakened by screams
from the room occupied by his daughter.
He rushed to the room and encountered a
burly negro. A struggle ensued between
the negro end Colston, who was rapidly
getting the worst of it when the daughter ;
came to hee father's assistance with an
axe. The farmer grasped the weapon
and almost cut the negro in pieces.
Resigned to Believe Raam.
WaShikgtok, Oct 19. F. M. Taylor, ot
Illinois, special examiner in the pension
office, baa tendered his resignation to the
secretary of the interior, who accepted it.
In his letter Mr. Taylor state that a be
lief prevails in the department that be to
hostile to the commissioner, and rather
than he should be the cause of any lack of
harmony he tendered his resignation.
The Weather We May Expect,
WAStuxoTox. Oct. lD.-Tbe following are
tbe weather indications for twenty-funr hoars
from 8 p. ra. yesterday: For Iowa Oener-
j ally I air 11 tt tomorrow: warmer; winds back
log to aooineriy. for vv isconalo fair till
tomorrow; stationary temperature; northwest
erly winds; warmer tomorrow. ForfMJchigan
Fair today and tomorrow; stotiaaary tempera
ture; northerly wind. For Indiana and Illi
noisFair today aad tomorrow; stationary
tern per at ure, excejt cooler near Cairo; north
erly winds. -
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Mrs. Frank Leslie-Wilde's 18 year-olaV
daughter i to be married to Carl Weis
brod, son of a wealthy Massachusetta
A peculiar ,cattle disease Is killing tha
stock in portions of Pennsylvania and
Connecticut. : - ,. ...
The eighth annual St. Louis expositions
closed Saturday night, aud is declared tha
most successful ever held. Tbe pro fit a
were 100,000. -
One of the recommendations of the re
port of General Miles is that congress
provide for , the mobilization at the
World's fair, of 90,003 state and 10,000
United States troops. He thinks it would
cost about (850,000.
The,- property in Bridgeport, Conn., of
Clapp ' Spooner, late vice president of tha
Adams Express company, has been at
tached in the suit to recover the money
made in that deal in property with Hoey.
Frank Cramer, one of the sailors hurt
by the explosion on the United State
steamer Atlanta last Tuesday, died from '
the effects of his injuries. . (
Henry R. Sibley, of Charlestown, Mass,.'
a member of the G. A R. and a man with
a splendid military reoord, who two years
ago was released from tbe penitentiary -where
he had been serving a term for
forgery, has been at it again, and is ua- '
der (2,0(4 bonds to answer. j
Fire destroyed August Dischner'a plan
ing mill at Cincinnati, and William Bar
re U, one of the employes, was killed in
attempting to climb out of the mill from
a second-story window. - t
Tbe woman suffragists . of Iowa ars
preparing a thorough organization with
the object of influencing the next session
of tbe legislature to give the women a
Hon. J. S. Clarkson was given a hearty
reception by the Republican clubs of Des
Moines upon bis arrival in that city. j
It is said that the United States has en-'
tered into a combination with European
powers to demand indemnity of Chia for
outrages on foreigners residing in that '
The original site of the old valley forge
which gave the name to that historical
ground in Pennsylvania, has been sold for
(10 per acre.
James Partsn, the historian, died at
Xewburyport, Mass., Saturday, aged 08.
He was born in Canterbury, England. ,
Money has been missed for some weeks
from the post office at Sionx City, la.
Saturday it was found to the amount ot
(50 made into a nest by a mouse. ;
A paper published expressly for women
has been started at New York. It is
highly perfumed, the only one of the kind
in the world.
When the women's building at the
World's fair is completed Mrs. Potter
Palmer is to drive the last nail which will
be supplied by the women ot Montana -and
be composed ot gold, silver and
Why the Lake Level Is Low.
Cleveland. O.. Oct. 19 In exolana
tion of tbe low water in Lake Erie, which
to proving a dangerous impediment to
navigation, Major Overman, United
States engineer, states that it need cause
no alarm, as it is the result of light pre
cipitation in the great northwest. Lake
Superior drains all that territory, and is
the main feeder of tbe inland lake system.
Tbe level of Lake Superior is lower, and
as a natural result tbe levels of other .
lakes fall also. Plenty ot snow and a wet .
spring will restore the level at once. Lake
Erie is now nine-tenths of a foot belows i"a
normal level. All the great lakes ax
low, but it bas happened before.
A Dog Worth a King's Ransom-
Covikutos, Ky, Oct. 19. Mrs. En? ma
Smith's grocery and residence on Bullock.
Btreet was destroyed by fire early Satur
day morning. Mrs Smith and her four
children had a narrow escape from death.
She arose at 4:30 o'clock, made a fire, and
retired again. Halt an hour later she
was awakened by her Newfoundland dog
tugging at the bed clothing and barking;
furiously. She was nearly smothered by
smoke, but groped her way to the bed
room of her children. The room was
filled with smoke, but she got them out
of the burning building just in time.
Boston Ship Builders Assign.
Boston, Oct. J9. Harrison. Loring &
Cj., ship builders, of South Boston, have
assigned. Liabilities are stated to be
(375,000, while the assets are nominally'
pit at (800.0UO. The firm is building an
armored cruiser and several steel tngs for
the government. Tbe firm gives the cause
of the failure as the lack of tbe govern
ment to makii certain payment on tha
contracts when tbey were expected, and
the consequent inability of the firm to
meet its own obligations. .
Strike of Gold la Nova :eslU.
Halifax, N. &. Oct. 19. A big strlk
of gold has been made at Oldham, 2T. S.
Twenty-five tons of quarts are in sight,
which, it is estimated, will yield 100
ounces to the ton. . - . .
For referring to a subject so unuscsL bat
tt may I'limBtss Interest for some to know
Is sold for half the price of tbe other
suds. IS MOLD, we say if the quality
was not what it should be, of course tt
would not sell at alL
Baking Powder Companies' say nomine
of their exorbitant prices, but talk cosr
- tumallyof chemlrsl analysis, dc.
Let the sdeattata lead tbctenctsta,bat
M practical women try Cliaau, and
Jod (or themselves.
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