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Published Dally at 114 Second un
title. Rock Ieland. I1L (Entered at the
poatofflc as aecond-claaa matter.)
iMk !! Hikr ef the
TERMS Tea cent per week, by car
rier, in Rook Island,
Complaint of dellrery aerrtce abonld
be made to the circulation department.
which ehould aleo be notified in erery j strange tradition as an Imaginary sao
Imtance where It la desired to have ! rIfl tn MtTinti:m rfv tn th world
paper discontinued, as carriers hare no
authority tn the premises.
All communication of artrumentatlTe
character, political, or religious, must
nave real name attached for publica
tion. No suet artlclea will be printed
over fictitious lffnaturea.
Telephone in all department: Cen
tral Union. West 145. 1141 and S14S;
Union Electric. E14S.
Saturday, September 14, 1912.
Win with Wilson.
Try Rock Island First.
Enforce the automobile regulations. ,
The straw hat
the last straw.
is now grasping at
Improve the avenues leading into
the city as well as those within the
The sending up of two .lieutenants
with every aeroplane In the British
aviation corps seems a lamentable
waste of material.
It Is reported that an earthquake
was recently felt at Reno. But it
doesn't, seem possible that anything
could shock Reno.
For an old, experienced jurist. May
or Oaynor seems to have shown as
tonishingly little knowledge of what
is expected of witnesses.
Carnegie ia reported to have bougnt
up ftjid closed all the "pubs" near Lis I
castle at Sklbo and now a thirsty na-!
tlv.i baa to go 14 miles to get a drink, i
Such a philanthropy.
There Is only one man In the whole '
wcrld who Is Incapable of doing
wrong, thinking wrong, acting wrong, .
being wrong. And he is advertising'
it. "There is a reason." I
. I
There will be the biggest cora crop!
on record this year. I'nu.-r th old
proverb that tb liquid product ur
corn makes democrats, this ought to
be a great year also for Bourbons.
The Ohio
state board of health
does not approve of the old school ;
book, the school book all tattered and
toru, the school book with signs that
it has been 1, EB road than worn. For 1
it l.x vi,Un,. in it- n..-in .I,- I
it La. evidence in its possesion that .
amid the grime so generously divided ,
with the book by ltjs owners there are
bacteria tbat move and multiply aad , He pays taxes which make this city
aeUe the first opportunity to found j prosperous, ottering a market for the
flourishing colonies In childish throats produce cf the country adjoining it.
and lungs. For the city man he procures protec-
It bus sometimes seemed as if edu-'tion and in addition he never fails to
cation might be halted if there were j do his share towards churches and
no dirt to transfer to the first reader, j home enterprises. The mail order
the geography and the 'rlthmetic. j house doea nothing of the kind. It
Schooling appeared to progress more ! has no Interest in Rock Island's prog-smooti-.ly,
the routine became more I ress or prosperity.
(irnilv established utter a few pages j Those who are on the mailing list
had bten torn, the corners frayed of a mall order house will profit by
und the color tone harmoclted with j taking their wonderful "Store of a
the backs of tho hands of young stu-i Thousand Windows" to the merhcant
dents. Hut, undoum-iily, that wag
i'.n error. It was the kind of thinking
that, our stmdpatu rs think, arguing!
that what Is has to be. j
The state board urges that all old
school books be stenliied tini tells
now it can uo done to the damage of
the bacteria, but. not to the books. 1 actual article is on sale, not the plc
We suppobd it is right. It is better; lure. Above all, the legitimate profit
that children live healthfully than ', on the purchase goes towards build
that so tlme honored an Institution as : lng up Rock Island and Rock Island
the combination school book and 1 county instead of payine; for further
towel survive.
The aews dispatches from Washing
ten aud Beverly Indicate that the
national admiuls'ratiou believes Itself
confronted by the possible necessity
f extensive armed intervention by
this country in Mexico for the pur
loe of restoring peace there. The
has been somewhat startled
It had thought that dagger
The turbulent conditiou of affairs in
Mexico la a matter of common knowl
e;Ifct The country Is being harried
by bands of revolutionists and bandits,
rnd the Madero government has thus
far been unable to suppress them.
1'osslbly Americans who have remalj -
d in Mexico are in danger, but lone
i.go they were warned to obtain safe -
ty by returning to the I'nited States.
In this situation the American peo-
pie as a whole can see no reason for
war with Mexico, with its Inevitable
sacrifice of lics and nioaey for
urmed intervention of sufficient extent
to restore order would probably be
resisted by the Mexican people and
that would
au ajui;e. me cubi c realtZAii. mnr.
over, that Rressur I. being brought 1 church ,n 183- financed by funds ob-; fcressman Jame8 u slayden of San
to bear upon. The president by finan- j Uined from England and southern Antonio. Texas. Last spring Mrs.
ial interests whose heavy Mexican in- states, is no more. -BIshop Fawcett. Slayden had occasion to buy a sewing
vestments are imperiled. And nel'h- who was gaurdian of, the school, and machine of American make In Sad
r in that can it see a good reason tbe trustees haTe decided to discon-1 Antonio. Some time later while trav
icr such intervention as seems to be tiDue the school. It went into bank-!eling in Mexico she found she could
'-0IYa ', ruptcy six weeks ago and an auction cf I buy the same machine there for 40
The Americans on this side of the, all the effects except the buildings and! per cent less. Then she discussed
Mexican border must be protected. land, is set for next Tueeday. Once the j the matter with her husband nd
These in the interior of Mexico who j school corporation owned 3.500 acres ; learned that the trusts exported their
rro r.on-combatants must be assured j of land, but it dwindled until now there goods to foreign countries, where
tic iiuUea cX ioa-comUuau. i fci ocly. J00 heavily fliortgaged. th.ere vu competition, for less money
But If this country it drawn Into war
with Mexico, the cause must be more
compelling than any tbat has yet ap
peared, or It will be in opposition to
tbe wishes of tie people of the
United State. A
And they would surely find the
means to make their resentment effective.
The suicide of General Count Nogi
and his wife at the bier of the Japan
ese emperor, in the fulfillment of a
a thought that cannot be overlooked,
or lightly considered. It is while Ja
pan has grown to be recognized as a
world power, and is now numbered
amoot the civilized nations of the
world, it is this Spartan-like deter
ruination, though still tinged with the
element of barbarism, that is greatly
responsible for It military achieve
ments. It is the defiance and lore of
death for the emperor, that has made
the soldiers almost invincible and un
conquerable in its recent wars.
Inspired by century learned motives
as mysterious and incomprehensible
as they are terrible, who knows what
the; may do? Nogl's self-destruction
was intended, no doubt, as an inspira
tion to those who may follow him. It
will be received by his people as a
holy sacrifice of a martyr! nd they
will be moved by the spirit of the dead
aa it mav come to them. The Jananese
peopift believing, too. in that peculiar
idea of fatalism for which they are
for which they
known, they will always be
found a people to reckon with In con
tests which try the strength of na
"The Store of a Thousand Win
dows." is the title bestowed upon a
mail order catalogue by the house
issuing It. The advertisement in
which this unique name appears
covers a full page In a magazine and
tbe writer claims that "in the prepar
ation of every one of the thousand
pages we spend more money than
is ever spent In tbe decorating of a
single W&nam&kex window, or the
erection of a Marshall Field display."
The advertisement calling attention
to this book costs a lot of money.
Magazine pages cost from $750 to
several thousand dollars a page for
a single Issue. A dozen or more
magazines are used and the expense
runs up to a figure that would equip
several good sized storeB. In addi
tion, "every one of the thousand pages
has required more money than goes
into a window display of the most
famous stores In the world."
Rock Island merchants can supply
nearly every want of every resident
,n thIa twltory. Not alone can they
do ,bis' hut the-v do !t cheaper than
m an ooes. wno must get. nis legi-
timate profit and on top of it the quar
ter million of dollars spent in getting
out its "Store of a Thousand Windows."
The mail order house runs no risk, it
does business on a "cash in advance
1 oasis. If the purchase does not
suit, that does not bother the mail
order house. It has the money. The
Rock I"'nd merchant stands back of
every mad- If " ' not as
rer be"ea- ne manes good by
t.Uclllg an. defecUve artlcl. wIth on.
that is good. He sells the actual
goods, not the pictures. He does more.
dealing in the particular merchandise
'hoy are tempted to buy on the
strength of the picture to compare the
home merchant's prices with those
quoted by the mail order house and
!.9 times out of 100 they will find that
, the local price is lower, while tie
local price is lower, while tie
editions of the wonderful "Store of a
Thousand Windows."
Stick to the home merchant.
Elyria. Ohio, Sept 14 Part of tbV r attent,on 10 tUe COI"P8 r
' . ' '. , 'speakers.
uney out of which the people of j Tne public is shown how much
j Oberl In were fleecea by the late Cas -
i si Chadwlck came back to them to -
cay. ine 1 nited States Fidelity &
rvoaums company or iew lork paid
inio tne court nere szz.cib, which rep
resents the 116.000 bond, with Inter-
est, of the late cashier, A. B. Spear,
of the National Bank of -Oberiin.
wrecked through its dealings with Mrs.
! Chadwlck. Payment followed a long
! litigation. The money Is to be divided
1 monK the stockholders of the back,
, ho re 1100,000 to pay de -
j Pos'tors lost..
j Jubilee Buildings and Effects to be
Disposed of at Auction.
Peori. Ill, Sept. 14 Jubile
i laa7A tnnAA flV
the old Episcopal
"CM w
A Cleveland councilman (called al
derman in some cities) and bachelor,
proposes an ordinance that will stop
bridegroom hazing.
While one is tempted to suspect
that the bachelor councilman is con
templating immediate matrimony
(which he does not admit) aad so is
striving to protect himself from his
many friends, one at the same time
agrees. heartily, that the newly mar
ried should not be annoyed by the
playful antics of rabid acquaintances.
Goodness knows, the newly married
have troubles enough coming to em
without aay assistance from the out
side. Sometimes the "hazing" Is a harm
less and good-natured affair, as hap
pened to a certain young man who
quietly took a wife a few weeks ago.
Being a popular young fellow, he
had an idea of what might be com
ing to him if the day of his marriage
was known. Therefore the wedding
was quietly conducted at home with
only the Immediate relatives present,
and the young people, without an
nouncing any "at home" day, took
up their residence in a suburban
home where the carfare discourages
frequent visits.
But the marriage soon became
known (somebody always tells!) and
when the young people, accompanied
by the bride's mother, came into
town to attend a dancing party, their
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
New York, Sept. 12. George V.
Green, national committeeman from
Rhode Island, reported to Acting
Chairman McAdoo at democratic
headquarters thla week, that only a
miracle would keep Rhode Island
from going democratic this fall.
"I want to be frank," said Mr.
Greene, "and confess that it Is the
third term ticket that makes the suc
cess of the democrats a certainty.
"In the last 10 years Rhode Island
haB gone democratic four timt6 hi na
tional and local elections, so it is not
astounding that we will be in the
democratic column this year. But
Rhode Island is a republican state.
Two years ago the republicans car-
re-iried lne slate by about 2,000 and last
under extxaordinary local coudi.
j tions. by about 4,000.
"The third term ticket insists they
will cast 10,000 votes. If we cast our
normal vote we will have tha state say: "What in blazes ails that pay en
safely by more than 5.000. But we are 1 velope I'm blowing as hard as ever."
going to have more than our normal j A group of small balloons repre
as we are gaining. sents the "fragrant fragments of the
1 maue a lour mruugn Jiamo ue-
fore the election and I was sure that
it could only be by a miracle that we
could carry the state,
democratic two years
Maine went ;
for the first,
time in 30 years, and that was due to
local conditions.
"I think the third term ticket is
stronger in Maine than any of the
Xew England states. Let the third
term ticket get. even a fair sized vote
and if the democrats hold their own,
there is every reason to think that
Wilson will even r.arrv Maine In No-
j veraber. I think we did wonderfully
.n i u s ,.a '
that the Taft and third term party
were united." j
New York has found a new centre '
of interest in the tariff exhibit which j
was formally dedicated by Governor 1
Wilson. j
Meetings are held practically every
hour from early morning until 10
o'clock at night and there are thous -
auds of people who are inspecting
the educational exhibits and paying
' cheaper household goods would be if
! protection were cut off. and the trusts
are shown as the chief beneficiaries
; of the present, tariff system.
In the window of the eshib are in -
stalled six fat porkers, ail alive. Each
ii,. .-ce iai,oi0H nn i
j the following aDDellations: Suear
trust, woolen trust, match trust, steel
harvester trust and thread J on clothes between 53 per cent and
jPO per cent. A sewing machine is ex
features are to be introduced hibited with the receiDted bill show.
J trUst.
j Ne"w
I Into the exhibition every day.
I Every
Friday will be ladies' day.
and next Friday at noon Mrs. J. Bor
den Harrimaa will be the speaker. It
is only fair that the democrats should
give a day a week to women, Decause
11 waB & 'oman who conceived the
idea of the exhibit.
ti,a u h .a if .1 rV
friends were "laying" for them.
The bride was immediately ap
propriated by all the good looking ;
young men in the hall. Not once
during the evening was her husband 1
permitted to dance with her or even
get near her.
The bridegroom and mother-in-law
were courteously but firmly conduct
ed here and there until the groom
had announced to each guest:
"I am married now. Thl8 is my
mother-in-law. Everybody please pray
for me."
After the ceremony the groom was
not permitted to dance with any
body but the mother-in-law, and re
quired to treat her in every respect
as if he was dee-lighted, while his
friends stood around with sorrowful
faces and made pitytag remarks.
In due time the bride and her
mother were respectfully escorted
home, but the groom was spirited
away to a far ofT den, where he was
relieved of all his money and served
with a supper of limburger cheese
and trimmin's. There he heard con
dolences and was compelled to make
a speech bewailing his unhappy lot
while wielding an onion-soaked hand
kerchief, which caused most, natural
looking tears to course down his
When the last owl car had rattled
its way home, the bridegroom was
told that he might hie himself home
ward. It was only eight miles or so, and
he was entirely cash-less, so he
That last was the only thing that
made the bride mad.
"I didn't mind the fun at the
dance," she said. 'And mamma didn't
mind, either. She's the best kind of
a 'good sport,' you know, so she just
laughed at all their silly doings. I
didn't care how much fun they poked
at, Harry, either, or what he said, be
cause I know he didn't mean it. And
they could keep his old money. But
to make my poor darling walk home
like that after he twis all tired out
I think it was a shame, and I won't
speak to one of that bunch when I
see any of them, so there!"
than they demanded for them here
at home.
"Why don't you get up an exhibit
and show that," said Mrs. Slayden.
"You'll have half the housewives in
America preaching democracy from
the housetops."
So the idea of the exhibit was grad
ually evolved.. It has many attrac
tions. Under a tent there Is a "Tariff
Misfortune Teller," who will explain
the "Tariff Misfortunes" to ajiy one
who wants to hear them. You can
find out there just what you would
have to pay for any article if there
were no protective tariff.
There is a group of three wax fig
ures against one wall. One of them
represents the capitalist, "this man
gets it;" another the working man,
"this man pays it," and the third,
Colonel Roosevelt, blowing hot air
through a tube. A placard makes him
luuacco trust. inis IB also a svrn-
bolic group. In another place a live
horse will work at a treadmill. He is
just out of reach of the fodder which
he continually strives to get. "Doesn't
j have horse sense," reads the placard.
"Neither do you if you keep yourself
on the proetction treadmill any
Another pb.card informs the public
that the democratic party takes good
care of this horse.
There are cartoons on the walls by
all the famous Xew York cartoonists.
They are the original drawings of the
cartoons which have appeared in va
rious newspapers lately. There are
quotations from Roosevelt and refuta
tions by Woodrow Wilson, and all
sorts of tables, statements and even
epigrams, such as the following:
"The tariff is not a stimulus, but a
"The threat to reduce wags if the
1 tariff is lowered is the hallmark of ie
; norant management."
j One pf the crowning features of the
exhibit, is a home in which several
! room9 are represented. In each room
j the articles are labeled with the prices
paid for them hv th Thihit rnmmi..
sion and the amount they would cost
if ther were no tariff. For instance
: the placard on the dining rnnm rtira
j reads as follows:
! "For th Hinlnir rnnm 1 . m r, .
; paid here $6. The duty is 35 per cent
i of the value. That is the reason we
Im t ,,v.
! The dutv nn hnBhftM ,.o,i
between 35 per cent aad 60 per cent-
lng the amount paid for It by the ex
hibit committee. The placard reads:
"This sewing machine costs in New
York $30. "It is offered for exnort at
j J1S.62. The foreign dealers can add
i a ana one-tnird per ccst to cover
i charges and profit and sell in England I
or Holland for $24.83. Shoes are
shown for which $3.85 was paid In
Calcutta and. a duplicate pair for
which $5 was paid in New York. There
is a typewriter for which $30 was
paid. The export price is given at
$55. A cigar ia exhibited which cost
15 cents in New York, and which is
sold for seven cents ia Gibraltar."
San Francisco Dominico Benin&to
was arrestee nere. cnarged with the'
miirier of Giovanni Natoii in Waltham,
Ma&s., Nov. 11, 1S1L j
Humor and
QNE reason why a man cn't live up
to his bright future is that he can t ;
live down his murky past.
A woman would rather be out at el- i
bows than out of fashion. '
A lot more peoplv give promises than j
keep them.
A man mny te broad niiuded with
out spreading himself at all.
Having money differs in more than
one way with spending money.
The angel a man marries doesn't al
ways dwell in paradise.
The trouble is that a lot of expensive
experience isn't worth what it costs.
Having a grouch doesn't distinguish
a man, but sometimes it extinguishes
When we have Just re- rned from a
long outing trip we find this a sad and
weary world.
Tha Great Event.
The county fair Is now on ta.
And all the porkers proud
Are showing oft their very best
Before the gaping crowd.
The cattle In the narrow stalls.
The horsee on the track,
Are allowing-, each and every one,
How lefty they can stack.
The barker at the circus tent
Is tearing In the air
Great Jagged holes, that each and all
May know that he la there.
The peanut and the popcorn man
Are chasing far and wide
To see that every hungry child
Is with a lunch supplied.
Up In tha building on the hill.
Where cabbage Is displayed
Beside the pumpkins and the corn
And goose eggs, freshly laid,
The folks who raised It stand around
To hear Its praises told.
And each one swells and feels as gay
As any two-year-old.
The father and the mother come.
And all the kids are there.
They listen to the big brass band
And at the players stare.
They take In everything in sight
That gives them thrills or mirth.
And you can bet most anything
They get their money's worth.
Prudent Statesmen.
"I hear that the senate Is pretty
"That so?'
"Yes, houseclennlng.'
"Must be. 1 heard John say that
they were whitewashing."
Hard to Find.
"I don't see why you don't like Mr.
Burroughs, Belle."
"He's too full of original sin."
"Huh! The man who can commit
original sin In these days is too crea
tive to have it matter
Had It to Learr
"Who picks out his neckties for hiin T
"His wife doea"
"Why does he let her?"
"So it appears you are not married."
He Was Certain.
"Is there money in this scheme ot
"There is."
"You seem certain of it."
"I am. I have Just dropped $5,000
in it myself."
"You seem much elated."
"I feel so happy!"
"I expect to go to Europe some uay."
"Huh! That's uothing. I expect to
go to heaven."
"What Is an egotist anyway?"
"Want to know?"
"A fellow who really seems to think
as much of himself as you think of
Biff, Bang!
"A soft nnwer"
"Y'es, I know." ,
"Makes the other fellow think you're
cared of him."
Lost the Point.
"I heard a brand new story today.'
"What was it?"
"I forget."
"But where do I laugh?"
"Why Is It that you never hear of
men suing for breach of promise?"
"They haven't as much faith in tbe
Jury as women have."
All Har Father Had.
"How much do you love the giril"
"About half a million."
Fully Impressed.
"I see your daughter is engaged to
bt married."
"At last."
"1 hope she realizes that marriage
j Is a serious thing."
"You bet she does,
she'd never land thU
TilUe Courier-Journal.
We thought
booh." Lou 1-
Tlie Argus
An Ingenious Woman By Ellen R. Merton.
Copyrighted. 1912. by Associated Literary Bureau.
Edward Dingley returned from the
city to his home much distressed. ;
Throwing himself into a chair, he cov- j
ered bis face with his hands and
"Why, Edward." exclaimed his wife,
"what's the mutter?"
"The rasc:1!s have sot me in a hole, j
I aiu liable at any moment to be ar- I
rested and tried. I shall certainly be I
convicted, for these men who have ,
been using me as a catspnw have ar- I
ranged, to throw the whole blame upon j
"And yet they have made money
through you."
"Yes. I am the only henest one in
the lot. the only one who has gained
nothing by the transaction, and yet I
I II j j
,f t J 1
BV'!iW tT
must serve a term in prison for a crime
they have committed and by which
they have become rich."
"You must not go to prison. It would
kill you mid me too."
"What can I. do?"
"How much time have you?"
"I am liable to be arrested any time
after a warrant can be procured per
haps tomorrow."
"Well, we must lay a plan and do it
at once. You must disappear."
"What would that avail? I shall be
tracked and taken. And until I am
taken I shall live under a suspense
more dreadful than prison."
"You must die."
"What do you mean?"
"You must be murdered."
"For heaveti's sake! Is this a time to
talk tionseuse?"
"They will not follow a dead man."
Dingley looked at his wife inquiring
ly. She seemed to be thinking and
thinking hard. Indeed, she was not
heeding what he said, so absorbed was
shedu her own thoughts. Presently she
turned to him and said:
"Leave me. I must think out a way
by which you cnu evade these men who
have ruined you. Have you any mouey
in the house ':'"
"Yes. Thinking that I might go
away. I brought home $1.0110 in bills."
"(rood. I didn't thi'ik you could be so
thoughtful. Edward, you are a great
fool, the kind of fool to believe that
all persons are ns honest as yourself.
But such fools are very lovable, and
I love you. Now go. and wheu I nin
ready for you 1 will call you."
She kissed him and led him to the foot
of the stairs. lie went up to his i.Kjfii,
and she began to walk the Hour, ex
ercising her inventive faculties to the
fullest extent. Two hours later she
called him ami unfolded a pl.in she !
had formed by which he might escape
from the toils in which lie had been
( a tight.
The tirst snow of winter was falling
when one evening a man without hug
gage alighted from a train not far from
the village of L. imd walked to a hotel.
The clerk lun.eil the register toward
liim and handed him a pen. with which
he wrote his name. Edward I'. Iingley.
Then he was shown a room. lie re
turned to object to it. lie was sliovvu
several others before he was satisfied,
at lust chooMi g one on the third lioor.
Before retiring, he gave the clerk a
package marked to conlain $.100. which
he desireil him to place iu his safe.
"Iio you ice that young man silting
over there smoking a cigarette?" he
asked the clerk.
"The one In the checkerboard suit?"
"Well, what of hiri?"
"When did be come here?"
"About an hour after you did."
Ifingloy eyed Ihe man in I he cheek-f-rboard
suit mi-1 i- iotlsiy.
"What's the matter with him?" ask
ed the clerk.
"I'll tell you." replied Tiin-.-'ev in a
low voiv. "This afternoon I drew -SLOW
from the -th Lank In G. That
young fello-.v was in the line before the
paying teller's window and presented
a che-k Just before I )-eentd r;.!no
Then he to-d aside from the Hue
counting the bills be hrd driwn. but I
noticed be kept one eve on me and
the money I drew. Af.er leaving (M?
bank I looked back uud saw him i.ot
far behind ine. I saw him ag-iiu on
the train coming here. I wonder what
interest Ij? can have in me."
'His appearing to follow you Is prob
ably" the result of coincidence. IK- is
a traveling man from a woii Utio.vn
house ut least, be told me s-j- and has
with hlru a large trunk uade especially
for samples."
"Well. I've given you ali the1 tion-y
I have with me. I think it is always
test when stopping- at a hotel to deios
It valuables in the safe. Then it can't
be stolen."
With io-.t Mr. Ii:;gley bade thecleri
rood uibt and went uvsuira tu Ld. .
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Daily Story
rne next niurniiis 21 Unit 1 o'clock
the chambermaid announce I at the of-
tioe th;it. having knocked :it th door
of one of the rooms. No. K21. she had
received no reply and. opening the dr
with a pass key. had entered it. found
it empty a:iil blood on the bedclothes,
which vor; i;m Ii tur.i'iled. The clerk
rememlerel that Ni. '.'-I had teen as
signed to Mr. IVmly. He went at
once to the room and found the condi
tion a stateil Uy the maid.
Ker.ieiuherinir his conversation with
I'inirley on the previous evening con
cert! in c the commercial traveler in the
checkerboard suit, he also recollected
that the man had paid his bill at
o'clock in the moraine and tnkeu a
trnln leavh:? at 7. Referring to tho
register, the clerk found the drum
mer's nnnie M lx Iturton and at once
telegraphed the firm he claimed to rep
resent inquiring concerning him. A
reply was received that uo such man
was in their employ.
.iicanw!"" tne cioi 't quest niueu 1 ne
hotel iMirter. who told him that wnen
he carried In the supposed drummer's
trunk he had remarked on accepting ft
tip tnat !t was very llirht. wnercupon
he had been told by the owner that It
contained dimples of laces. Rut ho
noticed that on carry !n;; the trunk out
in the morni'iir its weicrht had boon
considerably increased. The clerk ask
ed how much it had been Increased.
but the porter could form no idea of
the ...t.tltionnl rl,rSr
" The proprietor of the hotel, having
received enough Information concern
ing the case to warrant a grave sus
picion that a murder had been com
mitted in his house, reported the mat
ter to the police.
An inspector came at once and wrt
shown to No. 3-1. Tak'ng away a
sheet that had blood stains on It. he
submitted it to fl test, which indi
cated that it had been shed by a hu-
I man being. With the other facts in
1 the case it was pli'ln to the police that
! Pingley had been observed to draw a
' gnodlv sum from tiie bank, had been
j followed and murdered, the murder
s having been committed possibly in
j Ketf defens while the thief was. try-
nig to steal tne money.
Meanwhile befoiv t!ie murder was
published a warrant was sworn out
for Dingley's arrest, and an officer
went to his house to serve it. He
found there Mrs. Iingley. who told
Iii tu that her husband hud not return
ed to his home as usual tho evening
before aud she did uot know where
he had gone. He was to have brought
home considerable money, which he
told her he was to use in making cer
tain payments. She feared that he
had met with foul play.
When the murder at I,, was pub
Itshed it was supposed that In order to
avoid arrest I'ingley had absconded
and that the murder story was a fake
to cover bis flight. Hut gradually tho
fact of his having drawn a sum of
mohev from the bank, which he had
lei't in the possession of the landlord
of the hotel, and the other circum
stances attending the murder eain
out. ami the opinion gained ground
that he had really been murdered and
his body carried out In the supposed
commercial traveler's sample trunk,
and the opinion of those who held that
he had taken so much trouble t
"fake" his deml-e was pronounced
ridiculous. At any rale, the police
spent much time in enlea voring to
lind his murderer, and Uo effort was
made to lind Iingiey himself. Mrs.
Iiigley put 011 mourning for her hus
band, which was evidence that she be
lieved him liead.
The vti-low tool; tip the charges
ngaii:st her husband and spent much
t;;je in uu 1 veli ng the conspiracy
through wiiieh he had sulTered. llng
ley's removal rendered this easier than
It would have I ecu h id he been pres
ent. I.illie hv lit: ! 1 he euergel lc lady
I laid bare I be rascality of the eonipira-
tors till at bit they were obliged to
return Iheir 111 gotten gains, aud it
Incidentally came out (hat I'inrley
wits nu innocent man. Then one day
he drove up to his ow n house In a cab.
and he ;i:id Irs wife wi re soon locked
iti a loving embrace.
Then the ineile l by which It was
rw:d" lo appear ii,at Iilngley had been
murdered was explained.
Mrs. IMic'ev had personated tho
young man i:i the checkerboard suit,
wcai-per aUo a f.iUo brown hoard.
She .had lie-.er been seen nt the hotel
wbhieit a hat. under which she had
tucked her hair. Th- trunk had ln-en
nearly etntdy w ire: t;.! en to I, or room
nt the hot-d. S( had herself carried
a suit ca : In h!' ! with n tiurnN-r of
heavy ail i'!,:-. which had been trans
ferrid to th" trim'; U-fore It was car
ried out. I'rc.'ley had wit'i film n
sharp ki if -, with which t: made a
ga-di i his arm that hal prod'Kerl a
fiTi'!fui sc;,f,ly of b!o..d nvd smeared
th" heets. lb- had refuail ti(. looms
o"' .-i d bii-i till he found one from
whi'-h esc :c. would appear di'!i.'-!f.
but f;om v. hc-h. by th i1 of a short
rop" he carr e( jn his poi , et he coidd
.virLr himself on to an "I." of tfcn
t.t:i ling
14 in
1712 .lati.es Wilson. .gtiT for l'e:in
sylvaiiu of the I ):, nation of lli
depei:dci.ce. born in Scotland: died
1847 The tilted States army endf-r
General "'iiiiirld Scott entered the
City of ;i-io as conquerors.
ls.11 .lame i'eni!:, ore Cooper, the nov
e dst. ditKl. born 17S'.i.
j 1"?- -Federal columns under General
V II. Franklin a;.d General A. K
I'.urnsido d:oic tbe ( iiiif'-derati-s
from S"' "lib Mountain. Maryland
1001 President William McKinley
died In Buffalo of the wound re
ceived on the fU at the h:n,d of
Leo: !'. ' :g .:; u.: a .Vita. O.
Jau. ill), LiU.

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