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THE 2ICHMOND FATiTJiOTTW T7 rsCM'FlEGItAM, FIll5ATt SEPTEMBER 24, 1$00.
A CQUUTERFEITER MAKES PROPOSAL TO THE SHERIFF tinus Meredith Gets : Commu nication From Mysterious Person Asking Him to Take Part in Bunko Game. 'LETTER TURNED OVER TO THE AUTHORITIES To Become Cousins by Marriage Sweates, PM Ynun Say?? , Yes, indeed we have them, a wagon load of the very choicest and best received this morning. Don't buy any old thing that may be shown you. Let us show you the largest, best and cheapest line made in this country Ladles' Sweaters With Style, $1.98 to $7.50 Misses Sweaters That Are Nobby, $1.25 to $3.00 Children's Sweeten Which are Ccte,$l to Wayne County Sheriff Invited By the Bold Crook to Meet Him and Make Inspection Of His "Goods." Sheriff Linus Meredith has been in .Ated by a man, purporting to be from 'Stamford, Connecticut, to join with him la the disposal of duplicate one, fhre and ten dollar greenbacks of the 11891 issue. The proposition is one of jthe boldest, yet to all appearances a afe one. which hae come to the at tention of the government for many years. Mr. Meredith has put the letter In the hands of the local postal au thorities, who will Investigate. The hitter has a sense of humor and furnishes material for the sheriffs de tective Instinct. In addressing the let ter to Mr. Meredith. It Is reasonable to suppose that John T. Mackey. who Is said to be the man who Is promot ing the scheme, did not know that Mr. Meredith was engaged In a business of ferreting out Just such schemes as the one advanced by Mackey. Letter to Meredith. The letter Is . addressed to L. P. Meredith. Williamsburg, Ind. It was mailed at the Boston, Mass.. post of fice September 21 according to the back stamp. It Is presumed that at the time Mr. Meredith's name was se cured by the bogus green back produc er that he was still a resident of Wil liamsburg, which was his home until elected sheriff. The letter was sent to Mr. Meredith this city by the post master of Williamsburg. The envelope In which the letter was inclosed has the following return notice on it: "Return to Trimble Cor respondence Schools, Boston, Mass." At first It was considered a joke but a closer Investigation proved that this return address was merely a blind. The Telegraph Form. To all appearances the sender of the letter does not use the malls to pro mote his scheme after the original ad vancement. The following portion of the contents of the letter Is self ex planatory: "Copy of telegram for you to send. "John T. Mackey, Stamford House, Stamford, Connecticut. Can you wire me that address. BIOLEY." "PREPAY TOUR TELEGRAM to Insure safe delivery, to Me. Send no 'Letters to this Address, they will be returned to you OPENED via the Dead Letter Office at Washington. tWB Telegram must be sent to Me. ex actly as it Is made out and Signed, do not sign your Name to it. or change it in any way. If you do I will not re iply to you. send It just as it Is, I will know that It Is from you. .Telegraph Me at once, if My Proposition suits You." . The greensgoods operator also in closed In the letter, a purported clip ping from a Washington paper, head ed as follows: "duplicates not counter feits; are currency plates in private hands?" This account goes on to state that government experts can of fer no explanation except that curren cy plates of the 1891 issue for the printing of one. five and ten dollar bills were stolen by some dishonest government official. The story goes on to state that the government has discovered a number of these duplicate THE DOCTOR'S WIFE Agrees With Him About Food. A trained nurse says: "In the prac tice of my profession I have found so many points in favor of Grape-Nuts food that I unhesitatingly recommend It to an my patients. "It is delicate and pleasing to the palate (an essential In food for the sick) and can be adapted to all ages, being softened with milk or cream for babies or the aged when deficiency of teeth renders mastication Impos sible. For fever patients or those on liquid diet I find 'Grape-Nuts and al bumen water very nourishing and re freshing.' This recipe is my own idea and Is made as follows: Soak a teaspoonful of Grape-Nuts in a glass of water for an hour, strain and serve with the beaten white of an egg and a spoonful of fruit Juice for flavouring. This af fords a great ideal of nourishment that even the weakest stomach can as similate without any distress. "My husband is a physician and he uses Grape-Nuts himself and orders It many times for his patients. "Personally I regard a dish of Grape-Nuts with fresh or stewed fruit as the ideal breakfast for anyone well or sick." In any case of stomach trouble, ner vous prostration or brain fwg, a 10 days trial of Grape-Nuts will work wonders toward nourishing and re building and In this way ending the trouble. s- "There's a Reason." and trial proves. LoOk In pkgs. for tne famous little book, "The Road to WeMville." Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full of human Interest. I to1 a : II B I - !.4 Jt -'V III fe-w v 3 'wn p JSi ip m Queen Ena, of Spain, on the left, and the Countess Lazio Szchenyi, on the right, who will become cousins by marriage, when the Countess Szchenyi, a first cousin of . Count Lazio, becomes the bride of Prince Vic tor Erbach-Schoenberg, whose mother, like Queen Ena of Spain, was a Princess of Battenburg. This alliance, making the former Miss Gladys Vanderbilt a relative by marriage of the Queen of Spain and of the let ter's aunt and uncle, Queen Alexandra and King Edward of England, will reconcile her in part to the faot that she has been denied admission to royal court circles in Austria. ed notes and that those who are next to the scheme are rapidly making a fortune at Uncle Sam's expense. It is probable that a number of oth er citizens have received similar let- man. To convince you of the safety of the business I will upon receipt of telegram as per enclosed note send you a sample of my work and I will also appoint a place to meet you, so GLOVES Everything in gloves Kid, Silk, and Wool. Verona 2-clasp Lamb Skin ..$1.00 Puritan 3-clasp Real Kid... $1.50 Kayser Silk Gloves, 50c, 75c, $1.00 See the washable Kayser Cham : ois Glove at 50c RIBBONS 3 Special Numbers 4 inch Taffeta, all colors 15c 5 inch Taffeta, all colors . 19c 51 inch Moire, new shades . . .25c HAIR GOODS. Have you been in to see them? If. not you ought to come. Puffs 65c to $1.50 Switches ..$1.25 to $1.50 26 in wavy switch, special ..$2.00 UNDERWEAR Case ladies' High Neck, Long Sleeve, White Vests, ESSEX MILLS All sizes from 4 to 9; compare these with goods that you have bought at 35c and 50c. This lot at 25c. NEW BARRETTE Choice of 3 styles. These have guaranteed clasps, choice 25c TOILET SOAP. Armours hard water castile soap, 10c value, our price only 5c cake; limit, 5 cakes to a customer. PONY HOSE. End your hosiery troubles by uuyTng pony hose for the boys and girls. We show 6 numbers, all weights. BUY WAYNE KNIT MATCHLESS HOSE For Men and Women, 25c $2.75 doz., $1.38 half doz. pair; H. C. CITY IN BRIEF ters. Four or five years ago the same that you can personally examine my proposition was advanced to a number of local residents, who referred the matter to Indianapolis detectives. entire stock, If for any reason you decide not to co-operate with me. I trust as an hon- These replied that they had been ! orable man, you wi?l honor the protec working on the case for a number of years. However, the operations of the promoters were so complicated and the promoters themselves so cunning that they had never been able to make a case against them. According to the Indianapolis detec tives, the promoters arrange with their victims to meet them at certain places where a certain amount of du plicated green backs are given for a certain amount of money. , The letter which. Mr. Meredith re ceived is as follows: Copy of the Letter. My Dear Sir: ' Tour name was sent to me by my son (who is my traveling representa tive) as a shrewd, reliable and trust worthy man to co-operate with In your vicinity, and I therefore take the lib erty of proposing a scheme to you that ninety-nine out of a hundred up-to-date men would gladly grasp If they could personally examine my work, thereby convincing themselves of the absolute safety of my offer. I am an expert engraver, having for 22 years been employed in the bureau of engraving, Washington, D. C, and for 12 years superintendent of one of the largest bank note companies in the country. Every moment of my leisure was spent in practicing the du plication of the one, five and ten dol lar notes, and as tcese were the orig inal denominations I had worked upon, you can believe me when I say they are perfect. Now, my dear sir. I am fully aware of the suspicion and prejudice that you naturally will entertain for my proposition, and you will on first thought probably think the matter not worth your consideration; "but if you will postpone your decision and look upon my proposition from a business standpoint, you will certainly give me credit for not being idiot enough to waste my time addressing a man of your standing in the community on a subject, such as this, unless I could, beyond the possibility of a doubt, sub stantiate every wora I write. There are swindlers representing that they can. furnish just such goods as I am offering you, because they know and take it, tor granted that the people in general know that there are hundreds of thousands of "counterfeit" dollars in circulation. Their various methods and schemes have been exposed from time to time in the newspapers throughout the en tire country, and their inability to fur nish the goods is clearly demonstrat ed the moment thy are requested to submit them to examination. My proposition u you in plain terms is this: Would you be willing to co operate with me in the disposal of my goods providing that I prove to you beyond all doubt, that my work Is an exact duplication of the originals and that it cannot be told from the gen nine, even by experts. The almost impossible chance of de tection woukl occur only in case you snouia attempt to deposit in a bank one of the government notes and one of mine of - the same denomination, check-letter and. number, at the same time.- A discreet man can avoid this. Understand I do not expect you to in vest one dollar until you have examin ed my entire stock, from one to one . J .. ... a . - uuuuieu muusana aoiiars, compare inem wun the genuine, and in " fact, submit them to any test you see fit, then after you are satisfied en every point, you can decide whether you win accept my proposition or not. To give you, an idea of the profits of the busi ness, I will Bay that an investment of $500 would give an immediate return that years of toll fn your present busi ness would not do. and without injur ing friends, neighbors or your fellow tion that the word "confidential In sures to all communications, burn this and let the matter drop. Trusting, however, to hear from you immediate ly, I remain. Confidentially yours, P. S. Enclosed please find clipping from a Washington newspaper, which should assure you of the absolute safe ty of handling my goods. in u- vtfa. "Where are you off to in such a bur ryr "To fetch the doctor for my hus band." "What's up with hltnr "He tells me he has got hepatitis, dyspepsia, rheumatism, enteritis, gas tritis, appendicitis, nephritis and cere bro spinal meningitis." "Holy terrors! Where did he get all thatr . "Why. a man induced him to buy a medical dictionary, and he's just been reading it." - . . . A . ! V. A Fresn Baltimore oysters anu uu ic-i ceived dally at Muth's Fish Market. Phone 1535. 23-2t Mrs. A. D. Craig has gone to Kalama-; zoo, Michigan. Give us a call for fresh fish or oys ters. Muth's Fish Market Phon 1535. 23-2t Miss Mary Kessler has returned from a visit in Muncie, Ind. Mrs. C. A. Brehm, 35 N. 8th St., is showing a beautiful line of children's i school hats at $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Land have re turned from an outing in Michigan. The beautiful window display of fur hats at Mrs. C. A. Brehm's opening this week is attracting a great deal of j attention. T Mr. Charles Sittloh, who has been employed at the S. T. Knox store, in; this city, has gone to Cincinnati to take a position in a store owned by the same company. Miss Marjorle Johnson of Madison, Wis., Is the guest of Miss Edna John son, East Main street. Miss Emma, Haberkern will leave soon for Oklahoma city for an extend ed visit. Miss Dickinson of Spiceland, is the '. guest of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dlckin-j son of East Main street. Tea drinking is coming to be more popular than ever before in Great Britain and Ireland. In 1908 there was imported 323,44)9,333 pounds of tea of the value of 10,734,415. While the quanity was greater than in 1907, the value was about 10,000 less. The Increased Imports in 1909 will be con siderable over that of the previous year. There is a black cat on Railroad street. Thomaston. Conn., that makes a point of escorting women and child ren nome. wnen tne party reacnes its destination the cat returns to its place and escorts other persons in the same way, keeping up this strange action until about lO o'clock at night The peculiar odor of clay Is unques tionably due to organic ingredients. Although this can not be located or detected by chemical analysis, they can be classified according to their physiological effects, which vary wide ly. Rohland has succeeded in trans ferring the odors of clay to saccharate of iron and has thus recognited ten distinct varieties. Louis has made similar observations, employing am monia as a vehicle for the odors. Miuhi: The only flour I ever had say luck with Is Gold Medal Flour. Lccnroa. The Modern Way. "Will your daughter and her hus band live with you when they return from their wedding Journey f "I'm not quite sure about tt. From the way Sadie talked it seems likely that she and her husband will at once take possession of oar boms aid 1st ns live with them as long as they ca find It convenient" Cleveland Plak Dealer. Koaol palpimioBofthehri. THE WEATHER PROPHET. ft At the beginning of the year there were 104,208 telephones in London.' "Baby's Uouor III" Elomody FREE Summer after rammer Dr. Caldwell is in receipt of hundreds of letters from mothers all over the country thanking him for keeping their children in good health these hot days. The way is simple for any mother. If the child breaks oat with sores, if it scratches itself, if it has no appetite and doesn't sleep well, if its bowels are constipated or too loose, do not become alarmed, but try a dose at bedtime of DR. CALDWELL'S SYRUP PEPSIN. There is no remedy so effective in the digestive ailments of children, and so well liked by them for its pleasant taste and non-griping, than this very same DR. CALDWELL'S SYRUP PEPSIN. Ask the druggist who has your confidence and he will 1 1 ft I? tell you that more mothers are buying this remedy U l l today than any other. It is not to be compared DR CALDVf ELL'Q to the ordinary laxative, because this contains nVBllB Bramri tonic properties that help to build np the child; HU I Kb fill Id nor is it to be compared to salts and purgative waters, for they do bnt temporary good, nor to tablets or pills, which often gripe and are difficult to take. It is especially the right remedy for women and old folks because of its gentle action. Your druggist wul sell you a bottle for 50 cents or $1.00, according to size. ThoM who bar Barer yet uaad DR. CALDWTLLH 8THUP PEPSIN mad waald ' Ilk to ra&kt a test of It before bnylBC in the remiler wmr of their dnnut, eu ob. tain a FILES SAMPLE BOTTLE either for themselves or any member of their family by sending name and address to the doctor. The sample will be sent to year home tree of charge. In this way yon ran And ent what it will do without eosc Also, It the esse presents dlfocnlttes that doctor, and other remedies seam enable to orer eome, write a letter to Dr. Caldwell ezplaJntne; how the person enffers and he will a-lve yon his beet MEDICAL ADVICE, baaed on halt a eeatary of experience tn stomach, llrer and bowel dleeases. without charge. Women who have children snoam sena ior -njuu duuuuiiubb iu aurrnsiui," eon adrlee oa diet, ayrene,etoui act O MOTHERS," eoatainlnc; the doctor's very Important sabject. The sitlrsm Is Dr. 0. D. Ctldaill, 604 Cxldhvcll Cldj., t..xtlst.te, III. 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