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Dying Dago in Chicago Reveals
a Big Swindling Scheme to
Officers
OPERATIONS MOSTLY IN IOWA
Plan Was to Buy Stocks of Goods, Ship
Them to Chioago, Sell Them and
Never Pay the Bill—Clinton Man One
of Their Victim#—-A Boone Merchant
Implicated in the Swindle.
Special to Tlmea-Republlcan.
Chicago, Nov. 6.—Convinced that he
was about to die, Frank Arregii, a ty
phoid fever patient at the Alexlan
Brothers' hospital, summoned the police
yesterday afternoon and gave the de
tails of a scheme by which several Iowa
merchants have been swindled recently.
Arregii is an Italian, 19 years old, and
admitted his part Iff the fraud, which
embraced a plot to secure a large quan
tity of goods on credit and the shipping
of these to Chicago to be sold. Accord
ing to Arregii, the other person to the
scheme was formerly a merchant at
Boone, Iowa.
In spite of the patient's fear that he
was going to die, the hospital authori
ties believe he will recover. Accepting
his confession as true, the police will
watch Arregii and If he is restored to
health he will be arrested at once on
his discharge from the hospital.
Arregli's confession is aa follows:
*1 was employed by a man at Boone,
Iowa. I purchased goods from various
merchants In Iowa and shipped them to
him in Chicago. I secured the goods on
credit and delayed payment of the bills
by saying my employer had left the city
on business. A few months ago I
shipped about $500 worth of goods to
Chicago from Boone.
"I received no money for my work,
and came to Chicago to find my em
ployer. While here I became ill and was
brought to the hospital. Believing I
WAVERLY PREACHER ACCUSED.
Church Trial Called for Investigation
of His Conduct.
Special to Times-Republican.
Waverly, Nov. 6.—Rev. P. Smock, of
this place. Is to be given a church trial
here on charges of conduct unbecoming
a Christian and gentleman.
Mr. Smock is not now in active pas
toral work. He retired from such du
ties some time ago on account of his
health, and while in retirement dabbled
in politics with such success that he
was elected county superintendent of
Bremer county on the democratic tick
et at the election In 1901.
He is reported to have indulged in
unwarranted liberties in his relations
with women, and the reputation of a
Bremer county schoolma'am suffers
equally with that of the ex-minister as
the result of the rumors that are
afloat.
Formal charges have been preferred
against him, and a church trial is to be
had for the Investigation of his con
duct. Rev. J. A. Earl, J. R. Vaughan
and A. J. ^"'e, of Waterloo, have been
summonea^^ct as the committee,be
fore whom the case will be tried.
ENGiNE GOES THRU WALL.
Wild Locomotive Damages the Round
House at Ft. Dodge.
Special to Times-Republican.
Fort Dodge, Nov. 6.—The side wall
in front of one of the stalls at the
Central round house was knocked out
yesterday by a wild engine. The en
gine was on the table ready to run Into
tlie stall. It was in charge of one of
the hostlers. When the hostler tried
to start forward, a valve slipped, plac
ing the engine beyond control. It passed
a In to
stall and shoved its cowcatcher thru
the wall in front. The falling wall
checked its progress until gotten under
control again.
No damage resulted to the engine,
save the marring of the paint. The
hole torn in the wall is about twelve
feet wide and extends to the top of the
brick work. No particular blame is
placed on the hostler for the accident,
no one being injured.
RECOVERS STOLEN PURSE.
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can not get well, I wish to free my mind Mrs. Myre were the recipients of many
of the crime in which I had a part."
About the time Arregii was telling
the story to Detective Fin-ley, Frank
Smith, of Clinton, Iowa, one of the al
leged victims, called at the East Chi
cago avenue station and complained of
losing goods by means of this swindle.
He told Inspector Campbell he would
remain in Chicago and assist the police
in finding the alleged Boone merchant.
His
Waterloo Resident Gets Back
Stolen Property.
Waterloo, Nov. 6.—S. L. Klingaman,
who was robbed on election day of a
purse containing $23 in money, has re
covered the same, with more money in
it than when he lost it by 25 cents. He
supposed he was touched by a pick
pocket when he missed the purse and
despaired of ever seeing it again. He
has received the purse from LaPort,
where it was found by a prominent
resident of that place. The purse was
stolen here during the Boies rally, and
how it traveled to the neighboring city
is a mystery.
Suicide's Body Buried.
Special to Times-Republican.
Clinton, Nov. 6.—The remains of Rob
ert Traver, who shot and killed himself
in a most mysterious manner at Leoti,
Kas., Tuesday night, arrived here today
for burial. Traver was the president of
the First State Bank of Leoti. He was
a man of considerable wealth and was
prominent in the business and social
circles of Leoti. Tuesday evening he
was at a social, given by the Royal
Neighbors. He picked up an overcoat
belonging to a deputy sheriff. In tho
coat pocket was a 44-callber revolver.
In some manner the pistol was dis
charged, the bullet striking Traver in
the chest and passing thru his body.
Death followed soon after.
Traver left this city twenty years ago
and went to Leoti, where he went into
business and prospered. His parents
are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Traver, who
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reside on the Second avenue road. He
also leaves one brother, Pardy Traver,
who resides at Coffey Corners, 111.
Cambridge.
Special to Tlnicrf-Kepuljlican.
Cambridge, Nov. 6.—A hard times
party was given at John McHone's Frl
day night, with over fifty guests pres
ent:.
O. A. Neal has sold his lumber yard
to the Oregon Lumber Company and
has given possession.
B. J. Johnson and C. A. Neal have
gone to Oregon on an extended business
trip.
Mrs. C. A. Neal has gone to RIppey
to make an extended visit with rela
tives.
Messrs. D. Snider and J. N. Bossnot
are at Collins, where they are erecting
the water works and town hall build
ing.
Corn husking Is now fully on, the
yield being about half a crop.
Mrs. D. C. Clayton has disposed of
her restaurant and candy store to Seal
& Smith.
Mr. Peter Swartout has purchased
the Benfer residence and eight lots in
the west part of town for $2,200.
About all of the grading on the I. P.
D. M. & N. railroad Is finished
between Nevada and Cambridge, and
track laying is being rushed. A crew of
section men have been employed on
the I. F., D. M. & N. railroad, with Ar
nold Mers as foreman.
Anson White returned from Wood
ward, where he has been visiting with
his son, Gilbert White, and family.
Election was very quiet, only about
half the vote of the township being
cast, 96 republican, 22 prohibition, and
14 democrat.
Lewis-Myre.
Special to Times-Republican.
Nevada, Nov. 6.—At the home of the
bride's sister, Mrs. Harry Davis, oc
curred the marriage of MIbs Bertha V.
Lewis to Mr. Chas. R. Myre. The
home was beautifully decorated with
chrysanthemums, smilax and potted
ferns. At 7:30 p. m. to the soft strains
of the wedding march the young couple
took their places under a lace canopy
with a dainty background of lace with
sprays of smilax. The bride was
charmingly gowned in an dress of
roses silk with applque trimmings. She
carried roses. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. H. B. Dudley, of the
Baptist church. After congratulations
the wedding party repaired to the home
of L.. H. Proctor, Mrs. Proctor being
another sister of the bride, where
luncheon was served. Carnations and
smilax graced the table and the harp
orchestra furnished music. Mr. and
beautiful presents.
Mrs. Myre was for several years in
the employ of John Wells, of Marshall
town, and was prominent in church
and league work.
Mr. Myre Is a young man of sterling
integrity, a civil engineer of Pontiac,
111.
Mr. and Mrs. Myre left on the 11:33
p. m. train for Chicago, where they
will spend a few days, going from
there to Pontiac, where they will make
their future home.
Zearing.
Special to Times-Republican.
Zearing, Nov. 6.—The new Evangel
leal church will be dedicated next
Sunday.
The election passed off very quietly. I
The farmers are very busy gathering
corn. Some report better corn than
they expected. I
J. J. Ross has resigned his position
in the creamery to take effect Jan. 1st.
Me. Ross is one of the best butter
makers in the state.
Miss Queen Burkhart was home over'
Sunday from Nevada, where she is?,
teaching In the city school.
Mrs. A. M. Williams and Miss Dessie
Phay were at Liscomb visiting Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Coffelt, returning Monday.
Mr. J. Nessa, agent for the Iowa
Central at this place has resigned his
position to accept a similar position
with the Iowa Falls & Des Moines &
Northern at Nevada.
Mrs. Floyd Farber, of Greeley, la,,
is here visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs.l J. C. Burkhart.
Funeral at Montour.
Special to Times-RepubJican.
Montour, Nov. 6.—The funeral of
Mrs. William Montgomery was largely
attended yesterday afternoon from the
Methodist church. Rev. O. R. Newell
officiated. Mrs. Montgomery was the
wife of a former minister of the Meth
odist church here and was very well
liked. Her husband died about ten
years ago, when he was pastor here,
and his widow is survived by there
children. Mrs. Montgomery was about
40 years of age. Her death was very
sudden and was due to an acute at
tack of stomach trouble.
Special to Times-Republican.
Grinnell, Nov. 6.—Word was received
here Wednesday of the death of Miss
Agnes Conley, a former teacher in the
high school here. She gave up teach
ing about two years ago and entered
the State University at Iowa City,
where she would have graduated next
spring. Miss Conley was sick but a
very short time, inflammatory rheu
matism being the cause of her death.
All her Girlnnell friends were very
much surprised and grieved to learn
the sad news and offer their sympathy
to the bereaved relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cessna gave a
missionary tea Wednesday evening for
the missionary societies of the Meth
odist church. This was something out
of the ordinary manner of holding the
meeting. Instead of holding the meet
ing in the afternoon, it was held in the
evening and the gentlemen invited. Re
freshments were served and several
musical numbers were rendered thru
out the evening.
Misses Mabelle Ganley, Nellie Re&an
and Helen Stocks will entertain a large
number of their friends next Friday
evening Nov. 7, at 1030 Elm street.
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An Aged Voter.
Special to Ttmeu-Republican.
Muscatine, Nov. 6.—The oldest voter
at the polls was E. W. Slverly. Mr.
Slverly is aged 97 years and cast his
first vote for General Jackson in the
year 1828 in the state of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Siverly in his quaint way said "I
cast my first vote for General Jack
sop and I would do the same thing
again if he were here but he was the
only democrat I ever saw I would vote
for." Mr. Siverly has cast 63 repub*
lican votes in Louisa county, never
since 1839 missing an election without
voting. He is still robust and in good
health.
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Lars Ronqnist Draws $3,050
From Waterloo Bank and
Then Disappears
HE LEFT HIS FAMILY BEHIND
Wife Believes He Has Deserted Her
and Has Taken Steps to Trace Him
ind if Possible, Recover Part of the
Money—Waverly Preacher Investi­
gated for Alleged Misconduct.
Special to Times-Republican.
Waterloo, Nov. 6.—The disappear
ance of Lars Ronquest from this city is
a great mystery to his friends and fam
ily. Nothing has been seen of him
since last Monday, when he came to
this city and drew about $3,950 from
the bank. His wife believes he has
skipped the country and Is taking steps
to trace him and secure part of the
money, if nothing more.
Ronquest Is well known in this vi
cinity, where he has resided for the
past twenty-five or thirty years. For
the past three or four years he haa
been residing on a farm about four
miles east of this city, owned by Judge
F. C. Piatt. He has been considered
reliable and has the reputation of be
ing a steady hard working farmer.
Last week he had a sale and sold all
his machinery, livestock and other be
longings. The sale netted him about
$4,000, which he deposited in a bank
in this city. He proceeded to settle
up his accounts and everything seemed
to be going nicely. Monday he came to
Waterloo, ostensibly on some business
connected with the sale. This was the
last hip wife saw of him.
Part of the funds taken are said to
belong to his wife, being reaped from
the sale of household goods which be
longed to her.
Mrs. Ronquest is well known In this
city, where she formerly resided. She
married Lars Ronquest about six
months ago, it being the second mat
rimonial venture for both parties. Mrs.
Ronquest was formerly Mrs. Hillman.
Mr. Ronquest's first wife now resides
in Waterloo.
Mrs. Adelaide Hillman worked as a
dressmaker In this city and Is well
liked by all who knew her. It Is said
that the couple have got along well to
gether and friends of Ronquest are at
a loss to explain his peculiar action.
Every effort Is now being made by the
authorities to find him.
Will Have Third Bank.
Special to Tlines-Republican.
Ida Grove, Nov. 6.—Ida Grove is
again to have a third bank. About a
year ago the Anderson Lipton company
bank bought out the Ida County Sav
ings bank and the two were merged
Into one. East week J. G. Mehririgs
bought the Welser building on Main
street and today sold the old framev,tc
W. H. Bassett, who will move it Off
the lot and make dwelling houses of
it, and as so as possible will com
mence the erection of a two-story
brick building to be occ Ied by the
new bank. The parties interested have
not much to say as yet, but it is under
stood that J. G. Mehring, A. M. Wal
lace and E. P. Smith are the backers,
which means a sound financial insti
tution, for all of them are wealthy citi
zens, with plenty of money and friends
back of them.
Death of Dr. Spangler.
SpeciM r.o Times-Republican.
Ute, Nov. 6.—Dr. J. S. Spangler died
at 4 o'clock yesterday morning with
piieumonla. He leaves a wife and bhild.
The doctor had a great many friends
and a large practice to be filled by
'someone. He was a Modern Woodman
and his wife is provided thereby with
$2,000 beneficiary also $2,000 in the
Yeoman, which goes to his children.
Mrs. W. J. Ganhan Is quite ill and
not expected to live.
There is still quite a number of
stacks of grain unthreshed. Threshers
are pulling in to husk their corn.
The corn crop is yielding 40 to 50
bushels to the acre by measure, but
lacks about 20 per cent when
weighed.
Celebrate Golden Wedding.
Special to Times-Republican.
Cedar Falls, Nov.6.—Yesterday after
noon at their home on Normal Hill, Mr.
and Mrs. William C. Wheeler celebrat
ed their golden wedding assisted by
many friends and relatives.
Mr. Wheeler Is 76 and his wife is 68
years of age. They have lived in this
city for the past four years. Flowers
were everywhere in evidence, chrysan
themums being the prevailing posy.
At noon a course dinner wias served.
The guests from out of town were
Mr. ajid Mrs. John Wells, of Jamison
D. A. Long, of Waverly Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Grove, of St. Paul Mr. and Mrs.
William Morrow, of Conrad L. H.
Thompson and wife, E. A. Hill and wife,
of Green Mountain Mrs. Will Roberts,
The Grinnell News.
The Senior-Academy students will
entertain themselves Friday evening in
the society halls.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. T. Main will give
a reception to the seniors at their
home on High street Nov. 14.
It seems that the high school foot
ball team can not stand prosperity and
as a consequence a considerable
amount of trouble has come up caused
by several members getting the idea
that no further explanation of foot
ball is needed to complete their knowl
edge of the game. The team this year
on the whole does not pay much at
tention to training rules keep late
hours, etc. This state of affairs can
not better the condition of the team
in the least and will certainly bring
about defeat for them in one or both
of there two coming games, the first
with Davenport, the second with East
Des Moines. The material for a team
this year is the best the high school
has ever had or is likely to have again
and now is the best chance they can
get to make a name for themselves in
high school foot ball thruout the
state.
^uEittttgTitttea-llcjuuiJlijcmr.TOaraltsntoxun, fnura, Tlutrsriag, Nffiicmber 5. 1902
of Marshalltown and Mrs. Z. L. Wheel
er, of this city.
An original poem written and read
Mr. Wheeler received a. beautiful gold
hea.dod cane and Mrs. Wheeler a gold
"lock.
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It was in the autumn of 1869, that
the Cardiff Giant was "discovered" on
jthe farm of a man named Newell, llv
:ing near the village of Cardiff, in On
!ondago county, New York. Newell had
hired men to dig a well on his farm,
and It was these laborers who first saw
the rude Cyclops. The "discovery"
created a tremendous sensation all
over New York state. Thousands of
men, women and children besieged the
Undertook Trust.
After public curiosity had been
thoroughly awakened. Hull and his
partner, David Hannum, who, as is
well known, is believed to have been
the original of David Harum in Ed
ward Noyes Westcott's novel of that
name, formed a joint stock concern,
and under the admirable chaperonage
of an eminent showman of that day,
"Colonel" Wood by name, the Cardiff
Giant, was raised from its grave and
exhibited in various cities. This, how
ever, was the beginning of the end
for it had not been on exhibition l«6g
before Professor March, the eminent
paleontologist, pounced upon it. His
examination was exceedingly brief,
none the less thorough, for that. His
verdict was the soul of brevity. "It
is of very recent origin," he declared,
"and the most decided humbug."
Against the opinion of such an an
thority there was no appeal, and as
people had already begun to put two
and two together it was not long be
fore they had ferreted out the essen
tial facts in the remarkable swindle.
Farmers were found who remembered
to have seen Hull hauling an immense
box on the road between Binghamton
and Cardiff. Affidavits from men of
good character in Iowa and Illinois es
tablished the fact that the figure was
made at Fort Dodge, la., of a block of
gypsum. When he saw that the
game was up, Hull pompously con
fesses 1
Hull Was a Yankee.
Hull, the originator of the swindle,
was a native of -Connecticut. He was
born in 1821, and early in life moved
to Binghamton. It was in the winter
of 1867, while visiting friends in Bar
aboo, Wis., that the Cardiff Giant was
conceived. While spending a winter's
night with a clergyman at the bedside
of a sick friend, a warm dispute arosa
between Hull and the clergyman re
garding the sons of Anak. Hull re
tlfed to bed rather excited over the
argument, and before going to sleep
he had evolved the scheme of manu
facturing a giant that could be burled
and unexpectedly discovered In the
earth and pass as a petrified man.
A year or so later, having perfected
the details of his scheme, he went to
Fort Dodge, where he purchased an
acre of land in one of the gypsum
guarries. The quarrymen were en
gaged to "fracture out" as large a
block of gypsum as possible. The
men succeeded in cutting out a block
11 feet long, 4 feet wide and 22 Inches
thick, weighing 10,000 pounds. This
was restlned to become the Cardiff
Giant. For 20 days Hull was engaged
In transporting the stone to the nearest
railway station.
Three different teamsters engaged to
haul the stone failed, but at last it was
placed upon a flat car and shipped thru
to E. Burghardt, stone and marble cut
ter, Chicago, 111. It was taken In the
night to Mr. Burghardt's barn on Clark
street. Precautions were taken to
deaden the noise of cutting and also to
escape the curiosity of outsiders by lin
ing the interior of the barn with quilts
and carpets. Two German sculptors,
Edward Salle and George Markham,
re a to a
gypsum into the semblance of a human
wr
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by E. A. Hill was dedicated to fhem. dent I. I,. Strong. Chicago, vice presl-
National Fibre Company.
.Special to Times-HepuDUctin.
Waterloo, Nov. 6.—The National Fi
bre Company has filed articles Vpf in
corporation with the county recorder.
The capital Ptocl is $159,000. The com-
puny retains the right to increase the his vote.
The Famous Find Recalled by the Recent Death of One of Its Promot
ers—The True Story of Its Inception and Its Success as 4 Money
Maker.
The recent death at Binghamton of
George Hull has brought to light all
the facts in the celebrated swindle
known as the Cardiff Giant, one of the
greatest and mor# endvjjlng hoaxes
ever perpetrated in this or any other
country.
Newell place, and soon the report that
a huge stone statue had been dug up
was telegraphed all over the coun
try.
Even Britons Bite.
The news also made a sensation In
England, and a number of British sci
entists came to this country for the
sole purpose of Investigating the "re
mains." The best, as well as the most
authentic description of the appear
ance of the giant as It lay in the pit
on the Newell farm, is given by our
minister in Germany, the Hon. An
drew D. White, in an article on th?
Cardiff Giant in the October number
of "The Century." "A few mornings
after the discovery," says Dr. White,
"my brother and I, in a light buggy
drawn by a fast trotter, were speeding
thru the valley to the scene of the
discovery. As we went we saw more
and more, on every side, evidences of
an enormous popular Interest. The
roads were crowded with buggies, car
riages, and even omnibuses from the
city of Syracuse, and with lumber
wagons from the farms. In about two
hours we arrived at the Newell place,
and found a gathering which at first
seemed like a county fair. In the
midst was a tent and a crowd was
pressing for admission. Entering, we
saw a large pit or grave, and at the
bottom of it, perhaps five feet below
the surface, an enormous figure, ap
parently of Onondaga gray limestone.
It was a stout giant with massive fea
tures, the whole body nude, the limbs
contracted as if in agony. It had a
color as if it had lain long in the
earth, and over its surface were min
ute punctures like pores. A special
appearance of awe was given it by
deep grooves and channels on its under
side, apparently worn by the water,
which was flowing in streams thru
the earth and along the rock on which
the figure rested. Lying in its grave,
with a subdued light from the roof
of the tent falling upon it, and with
the limbs contorted as if in a death
struggle, It produced a most weird ef
fect. An air of great solemnity per
vaded the place. Visitors hardly spoke
above a whisper."
capital stock and to do a half dozen
different kinds of business if desired.
If. C. Billlngsley, of Chicago, is presi-
CARDIFF GIANT FAKE.
dent Phil O. Bond, secretary and
treasurer. The company some time a ?o
purchaser] the old paper mill and will
at once begin the erection of a new
mill. The term of Incorporation is
twenty years. I
CHlcajro—William P. Cornell, a well
known Chicago newspapt man, drop
ppd dead yesterday, just after casting
form. Nearly a dozen clay Images were
made before a satisfactory model was
obtained. Then the sculptors began
work upon the stone and at the end of
two months the Cardiff Giant became a
rtality. When the work of the sculp
tors was finished Hull set about obliter
ating all traces of the chisel. This he
did by carrfully rubbing the image with
a wet sponge filled with sand. By long
rubbing Hull produced that water
worn appearance that was later re
ferred to as establishing the antiquity
of the giant.
Had the Smallpox.
The gypsum figure was pitted over
with minute pores by means of a leaden
mallet faced with steel needles, and it
was stained with sulphuric acid, which
gave it an eroded appearance of great
age. It was then shipped to Union, near
Binghamton, hauled to the Newell farm
near Cardiff, and buried in an appro
priate spot during the convenient ab
sence of the Newell family. A year later
the eighth wonder of the world, as one
enthusiast called It at the perihelion of
the craze, was "discovered." For a time
the success of Hull's hoax filled his
pockets with money. Admissions were
charged to view the wonder. Four
prominent Syracusans gave $30,000 for
a three-fourths Interest in the giant.
One of these shareholders was the fa
ther of Edward Noyes Wescott, the au
thor of "David Harum." Hull cleared
about 520,000 by the swindle. While the
fame of the Cardiff Giant was at its
height P. T. Barnum desired to pur
chase the statue, but failing, he exhib
ited an imitation with great success.
This and the growing skepticism re
garding the origin of the giant caused
Hull to exhibit his petrified colossus in
New York and Boston. In 1875, after
the Boston exhibition, suspicions of
fraud became so pronounced that the
levenue began to decline and shortly
after Hull and his giant passed out of
public notice. It was finally lost sight
or. and was not rediscovered until last
year, when a company of speculators
redeemed it from the warehouse of an
express company In a Massachusetts
town and put it on exhibition at the
Pan-American Exposition.
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A.nd Indigestion, the most common ail
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use of Hosteler's Stomach Bitters. It
has a record of fifty years of such cures
back of it and will not disappoint you
now. If you are a sufferer from these
complaints, or Insomnia, Nervousness
or'General Debility, be sure to try it.
Our private stamp is over the neck of
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They sell cheaper than any
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