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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, . SEPTEMBER 15. 1909.
DOBBINS CASE ASSIGNED
First of the Mabray Gang Trials to
Be Held in October.
BALLEW NOT INCLDTED TO TALK
Vnllke the Other Victim., n Hm
flro.aat -No Clrll Salt to Reeover
taa Lm, bat Proeitr
The trial of John Tt ri,.Kxi.,. ..
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member of the J. C. Mabray gang of "b it
J more" swindler, was assigned yesterday
' by Judge Woodruff of the district court
for Monday, October 4. Thia will probably
be the only one of the Mabray cases tried
at thla term of court, which cloaca at the
- end of October. Dobbins la out on ball In
' the sum of $6,000.
Dobblna la alleged to have acted as
"steerer" In the cane of T. W. Ballew, a
wealthy banker and lumber dealer ol
Princeton, Mo., who on October II of last
';yeai claim to have been fleeced out of
. JU,0Uu by Maoray and hia associates on n
fake horse race in thla city. Last Febru
ary two Indictments were returned by the
fcrana jury against Dobbins for his altered
connection with the affair. One Indictment
1 1 on the charge of larceny of the Prince
ton man's bankroll and the other on the
' charge of conspiracy, liobb.ns was ar
reted In New York and brought back to
Council bluffs by former Deputy Sheriff
W. A. Grufiewcg. After being In ths county
jail foi neveral months, uobblna finally
nt-curtd .ball, but Is Sild to bo still In the
Dubinins formerly res did In Pr.nceton
and was personalty known to iiallew. L'p
in date banker ballew has not Joined the
crowd of "Mikes" who have brought suits
lo recover their money oat oi wh.ch they
claimed they were fleecid. Bo far Mr,
Ballew has contented hlniaelf wita filing
criminal charges against Dobbins.
Ballew in Cltr.
Mr. Ballew arrived In the city late Mon
ti ay night and spent the greater part of
ye terday In consultation with his attorney,
lolin I Organ. He expects to return to
nls home in Princeton some time today.
Mr. Ballew, when seen at the Orand hotel
yesterday, declined to discuss the case. He
said be was returning from a business trip
and stopped, off here to consult with his
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A Tailor Made Suit
Will out-last a ready-made suit 'three to
one. It always looks .neat, and fits better.
See me I create and develop clothes that
give a man an easy (race and quiet dig
nity. mabtxst nnaiov,
418 W Broadway, Cosaoil Staff.
attorney. Mr. Ballew undoubtedly dis
likes the notoriety which his connection
with the Mabray nana- has brought him
and is not Inclined to talk about hts ex
perience which owl him 810,000. Mr. Bal
lew failed to display any Interest when
Informed that Dobblna was still in Council
According to Mr. Ballew's story of his
fleecing, his case was somewhat different
from that of the other "Mikes." Accord
ing to his story he was deliberately robbed
of his money and did not even get a fake
run for his bank roll. Ballew, so he save,
was Induced by Dobbins to come to Coue
cll Bluffs to act as stakeholder In the horse
race which a number of "PttWburg mil
lionaires" were to pull off In this city.
To make a showing; that he was a nan of
me ins, as he said In his story to the grand
jury, he brought with him the $30,000. After
the usual display of wealth had been made
by the sang and the beta posted Ballew
was Induced to part with his 130.000 and he
never saw It again. According to Ballew's
story Dobbins disappeared with the stake
money and Ballew's (30,000 "representation"
Although Ballew lost his money last Oc
tober, It waa not until nine time In Jan
uary of this year that he decided to prone
cute Dobbins and with this purpose In
view consisted Attorney John P. Organ
of this city who caused an Information
to be filed against Dobbins In the court of
List of Witnesses.
The state yesterday served notice on the
defense In the Dobbins case of the Intro
duction of a large number of witnesses.
Included In the number of witnesses to be
subpoenaed by the state are several of
the "Mlkee" who, like Banker Ballew,
say they were victims of the Mabray gang.
The list of witnesses Includes Postofflce
Inspector W. 8. Bwenson, M. B. Park,
assistant manager "of the Orand Hotel;
Former Deputy Hherlff W, A. Qroneweg,
who brought Dobbins back from New
York; Assistant Plate Veterinary Fred It.
Holllngsworth of this city; Thomas Cale
of Fond du Lac, Wis.; Oeorge F. Castle
of Brltt, la.; C. A. Nelson of - Alma,
Mich.; Oeorge Brown of Norton, Kan.; W.
H. McOrath of Minneapolis, Minn.; Frank
Blank, cashier of E. E. Hart's bank In
Council Bluffs, A. B. Ctirrie of Omaha,
Lulu Bland 'of Little Rock, Ark.; W. H.
Bedford of Bolckow, Mo.; Oeorge Bed
ford of Oreeley, Colo., and John Hermel
brecht of Bancroft, Neb.
Word comes from Des Moines that J. C.
Mabray, who has been In the Polk county
Jail since he was brought back to Iowa
from Little Rock, Ark., Is to be trans
ferred to Council Bluffs during the latter
part of this week. The term of United
States court at which Mabray Is to be
tried will open next Tuesday.
Two Indictmente were returned In the
federal court against Mabray on charges
of alleged misuse of the malls In connec
tion with the case of Samuel Butor, the
hotelkeeper of Cass Lake, Minn., who
claimed to have been buncoed out of $6,000
on a fake horse race In this dry on Au
gust 17 of last year.
There are ten Indictments against Ma
bray in the district court, t but none of
the bench warrants issued for him under
these charges have been served, and they
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cannot be served until after the federal
cases shall hsve been disposed of. In the
event that Mabray securee an acqultal In
the federal court he will be at once ar
rested on the state warrants, which are
now In the hands of Sheriff McCaffery.
The new models of the great Majestic
Range are In and on exhibition. Prices,
$47 to $65. P. C. DeVol Hardware Co.
BIOS RECEIVED OX BOTS DITCH
Board Defer Making Award Until
Nine bids for the construction of the
Nlshnabotna drainage ditch were reoelved
by the board of supervisors at ta session
yesterday morning. The bids, whloh are
each upon the -ditch In ten different sec
tions, were not made public yesterday oa
the board decided to defer awarding the
contract until today. The parties bidding
were asked to name the amount of capi
tal available for carrying out the contract
and amounts ranging all the way from
$75.0 to $200,000 were given.
Those filing bids are: W. M. Lena,
Harlan. la., The Central Dredging com
pany, Shenandoah, la.; Canal construc
tion company, Chicago, 111.; C. H. Stern
berg A- Sons, Chicago, 111.; W. A. D'Arcy,
Dayton, O.; Pollard Dredging company.
Omaha; James Forrestall A Nicholas Egan,
St. Paul,' Minn.; O. A. McWIlllams, Wal
nut, III. and R. 8. Morrill, Missouri Valley.
At the afternoon session the board
awarded the contract for repair and im
provements to the Pigeon creek ditch to
O. F. Miller on his bid of 20 cents per
cubic yard. The contract with Miller
provides that the work shall be completed
by December 1 of this year.
R. B. Wilson of Carson tendered h!i
resignation as member of the Soldiers'
Relief commission to take effect Octo
ber 1 and the same was accepted by the
board. W. S. Edie of Carson was ap
pointed to fill the vacancy. The term of
C. It. Norton of Avoca having expired, he
waa reappointed aa a member of the com
mission for a term of three years. The
reports of the three commissioners showed
the following expenditures for the year
ending September 1: Q. T. Miller, Council
Bluffs, J1.1S9.S8; C. H. Norton. Avoca.
$233.96; R. B. Wilson, Carson. $214.78; total,
Riley Clark was appointed a justice of
the peace for the township of Neola to
fill a vacancy.
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They may complain, but" will toll on
In your behalf. They will stand more
abuse than any other organ of the
body. But when through constant neg
lect and rough usage, their delicate
adjustment becomes disturbed, how
quickly the servant becomes the mas
ter. How utterly helpless your are
without your eyes. Olve them atten
tion at once If they are falling. Let
us examine them for you.
Huleson Optical Co.,
813 S. letb St. OMASA
Taotory on Premises.
FOR MEDICAL AND FAMILY USE
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Be sort to look for the mm Wiss on the bUde.
Back up your claim to quality by
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F. O. E. VISITORS
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Free Recitals all of this week.
Remember jrou are most welcome.
Third Floor. Piano Department.
THE BENNETT COMPANY.
Indoor Das Ball Game.
Fast and furious was the game of In
door base ball last evening between the
professional men's team anda team re
cruited from the ranks of the real es
tate and Insurance agents of the city,
which marked the opening of the week's
tournament in the gymnasium of the Toung
Men's Christian association's new building.
The gallery was filled and the onlookers
evidently enjoyed the game as much as the
There were no casultles as the game
Is played with a largo soft ball which
some of the players found considerable
difficulty In handling or holding. E. E.
Plerson, the newly elected physical direc
tor, served as umpire and his rulings were
not questioned. The "professionals" car
ried off the honors by a score of 17 to 16.
The teams were made up as follows;
Professionals: Attorney C. E. Swanson,
captain; Prof. C. E. Reed, pitcher; Prof.
It. Wilson, catcher; Attorney Frank Capell,
Dr. W. S. MoCall, Dr. Mao-Hanohett, 'Dr.
A, C. Brown and Rev, Marcus P. McOlure.
Real Estate and Inaurenoe Agents: IU
B. Wallace, captain; W. J. Lcverett,
pitcher; Painter Knox, catcher; ' J. H.
Foley, H. O. MoOee W. 8. Bpoonfijr, W.
Thursday night a team of newspaper
men captained by H. P. Barrett will enter
the arena against the winners of last
night's game. The scribes expect to
"scoop" the professionals.
FOR 9 ALE AT A BAROAIN NEW IN
LAID LINOLEUM. INQUIRE AT LEF
FERT'S, 408 BROADWAY.
Heel Katate Transfers.
These transfers were reported to The Bee
September 14 by the Pottawattamie County
Abstract company of Council Bluffs:
Homer H. Field, unmarried, to H. L.
Rjons. ne of lot S, block 4, Eu
bank's add. to Council Bluffs, w. d..f 1,000
F. T. True and wife to A. I. Snuffln,
lot 19, block 23. Ra.lroad add. to
Council Bluffs, w. d )
Lorlnda W. Cones and husband to 4
VA '..: I a rr,nA . Q V.) .... I, A
ran's add. to Council Bluffs, w. d...,
Eleonore Relmers and husband to
Elisabeth M. Officer, und. H Int. in
north end of lot 1, nwti nU, and
lot 4, ne4 nw, 80-75-4.1, a. ci 3...;...
R. E. Frlzsell and wife ta Leali A.
White, v se',4, 1 76-38. w. d 7,000
Elisabeth A. Hpooner, widow, to. Cyn
thia A. Woolsey, lots t and 4, In
i-urpie s suua. in council Blurts,
Cassle B. Consigny, widow, to E. F.
consigny, lot l, Davis Park add. to
Avooa, w. d.
Total, seven transfers.
See Sperling Sk Trlplett. 827 Broadway, for
Ministers Off fur Conference,
Rev. James M. Williams of Broadway
churah. Rev. Frank Caldwell of Trinity
church. Rev. 8. Orant Lewis of the F.fth
Avenue church and Rev. A. V. Oabb of the
Epworth .church left yesterday to attend
the fiftieth annual session of the Des
Moines conference of the Methodist church,
which opens at Ames this morning. Ac
companying the four ministers waa Rev.
R. C F. Chambers, district superintendent
of the Iowa Anti-Saloon league, who Is a
member of the Des Moines conferenoe.
It ie likely that the four ministers will
be reassigned" to their charges In this city,
their congregations having requested their
Special Meetings Continue.
The special servloes at the Memorial Bap
tist church will be continued through the
week, as they are attracting large con
gregations nightly. Evangelist D. W. Rein
hart announcee the following subjects for
the remainder of the week:
Wednesday Evening "Back of the
Thursday Evening "Choose Life."
Friday Evening "Not Toulghk"
Saturday Evening "I Have Played ths
Pnblie Library Committees.
Dr. F. W. Dean, president of the board of
trustees of the tree public library, has an
nounced the appointment of the following
standing committees for the ensuing year:
Administration Rohrer, McDonald. Bin
der. Books and Catalogues Oalvln, McDonald,
Buildings and Grounds Binder. Tyler,
Donations Stewart, Merrlam, Rohrer.
Finance Tyler, Lankowski, Btewarl, Calvin.
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. k0. Night, L-170t
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday to
Name and Residence. Age
Irvln Clyde 6hari-, Council Bluffs 23
Lenora Edith fihlgley. Council Bluffs 2i
Guy C. Blair, Council Bluffa li
Alberta May Ingram, Council Bluffs.... li
C. L. Farrelt, Omaha 31
Mary U. Uoran, Milwaukee, Wis 2s
The Council Blaffe Offloe of toe
Omaha Bee Is at IS Soott Street.
Both phoaee 43.
Majestic Ranges, DeVol Hdw. Co.
CORRIQANS, undertakers. 'Phone 148.
For rent, modern house, 732 8th avenue.
Woodring -Undertaking company. Tel. 339.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone 17.
FAUST BEER AT ROGERS' BUFFET.
Balrd A Boland, undertakers. 'Phone 122.
When you want reliable want ad adver
tising, use The Bee.
Famous Steel King farm wagons, Sper
ling A Trlplett, 327 Broadway.
Excelsior Masonlo lodge will meet In
regular communication this evening.
Dr. W. W. Magarell, optometrist, moved
to fOC-208 City National Bank building.
Up-to-date Art Department and Picture
Framing. uorwlcM, 211 South Main street.
Dr. H. B. Jennings and W. I. Walker
arrived home yesterday from a trip to
True council. Knights and Ladles of Se
curity, will meet in regular session in
Maccabee hall Friday evening.
Framed pictures for gifts, the best kind
of sovereigns, a large variety of files and
prices at Alexander's Art Store, 333 Broad
way. Mrs. James Bone and daughter, Miss
Avis, of Washington avenue, will leave to
day for Los Angeles, Cal.. to spend the
Star chapter, Royal Arch Masons, will
meet In special convocation this evening
for work In the past and most excellent
C. L. Farrell of Omaha and Mary M.
Morsn of Milwaukee, Wis., were married
In this city yesterday afternoon, the cere
mony being performed by Justice J. K.
J. W. Norrls of Neola, aged 84 years,
was yesterday adjudged Insane and or
dered committed to the state asylum at
Clarlmla. Norrls ta suffering from sen
ility due to old age.
A smoker and general meeting will be
held by the Council Bluffs' Fish and Game
Protective association In the city council
chamber this evening. . At this meeting
arrangements will be made for the formal
opening of the association's new club
house att Lake Manawa.
Albert Frank, a young man from Chi
cago who arrived in th4 city Monday,
was arrested yesterday charged with the
theft of a suit .oi clothes from the Blue
Front restaurant on West Broadway,
where he and ancoyipaalon lodged Monday
night. He will . have, a hearing In pollco
court thfs morrilffgv' ' .
Arrangements May "been made whereby
Judge Wheeler will on next Monday in the
district court hear"he motion for a re
hearing In the case of :the C. B. Nash
comparry to compel the city to charge the
recorrtH of the eounc'1 proceedings relative
to the proper Issuance of the $600,000 water
Harm W. Qoodell, of Twenty-eighth ave
nue and Sixteenth street, who was struck
bv lightning during the electrical storm
Sunday morning, was reported to be
wimewhat Improved at the Edmundson
Memorial hospital Inst night. While he
hnd not entirely recnlneil consciousness up
to late last evenlnrr. h's condition was
said to be much Improved, ind it is now
believed that he will recover.
THE COOLEST PLACE IN TOWN, THE
IHarshalltomn Man Assaulted.
MARSHA LLTOWN, la.. Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) James E. flwlngley, a well known
resident, and city salesman for the Letts-
Fletcher company,, wholesale grocers, was
set upon and slugged by a footpad early
this morning, receiving Injuries from which
he may die. He was knocked down, he be
lieves, with a brick, two gashes being cut
In his face and forehead. In falling he
struck a brick, which badly bruised his
spine' Just at the base of the neck. An
utomoblle passing Juxt then frightened the
holdup man away Swlngley lay In the
street for more than an hour unconscious,
He finally managed to reach home, but be
fore he could unlock the door he fainted
and lay In the stairway for two hours be
fore the family found htm. He was not
able to furnish a description of his as
sailant to the police, who have no clue.
Typhoid at Iowa Cltr.
IOWA CITT, la.. Sept. 14. (Special.)
Agitation against the water system In
Iowa City has arisen since the recent
prevalence of typhoid fever. A small-
sized epidemic has started, and one of
the worst cases Is that of Prof. H. E.
Gordon, head of the department of public
Last year the university authorities con
fined to the University hospital and no
one but his wife and children are allowed
to visit the room where he is confined.
ast year the university authorities Con
sidered ways and means of having the
water company compelled to furnish better
water, and examinations show that harm
ful substances were absent. However,
since the recent cases of typhoid the fac
ulty and residents are again asking for
an analysis of the water supply.
l ulttn Delivery Service,
IOWA FALLS, la., Sept. 14. (Speclal.)-
The Individual delivery wagon will pass
Into history on October 1, when the Union
Delivery service will be Inaugurated by
Turner A Crlppen, following an agreement
made with most of the merchants for a
systematic delivery of goods. All the
grocers and market men are to avail them
selves of this service, which will divide the
city Into sections, with a delivery team
In each section.
lajared Man May Dl.
IOWA CITY, la.. Sept. 14-(Speclal.)-Harold
Thompson, the young man injured
In the acetylene gas tank explosion at
Lone Tree, cannot, live, according to the
report of attending physicians today. If
he dies, It will be the second fatality re
sulted from the accident, as John Lens
died Saturday evening.
Health ss4 Beaaty Aid.
Cosmetics and lotions will not clear your
complexion of pimples and blotches like
Foley's Orlno laxative, for Indigestion,
stomach and liter trouble and habitual
constipation. Cleinses the system and Is
pleasant tu take. Sold by all druggist.
Queer Case in
Eevening of One of- Its Decision!
Cansei Man to Be Convicted.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, la.. Sept. 14-(Spcclal Tele
gramsThe supreme court of Iowa de
cided the Hsrsphy case that the state
law prohibiting soliciting orders for liquor
when the orders are to be filled outside
the state, was unconstitutional. This was
many months ago. Recently to get In har
mony with a decision of the United States
supreme court It decided In the case of
McCollum against McCaughey that the
law was constitutional. In between the
lime of there two decisions D. C. O'Nell
of Wapello county solicited orders for
liquor and he was convicted In the dis
trict court. He admits the act, out claims
It was not Illegal because It was after
the first decision and before the last
decision of the court. His case on appeal
will come before the supreme court next
week and will be orally argued. It Is ad
mitted If the supreme tnnirt had not
changed Its mind, and reversed Itself he
could not be convicted. The case Is the
first of Its kind In Iowa.
Simon Kolp, wanted In Qreene county,
has been located In the United States navy.
A telegram from the Navy department says
he will be put ashore at San Franclsoo
and a requisition was issued for him today
by Governor Corroll.
A fifty-year lease was signed with F. M.
Hubbcll today for terminals and trackage
here for the proposed Sioux City to Des
HIU M. Bell, president of Drake univer
sity was taken seriously HI with append
Indnatrlal School for Girls.
IOWA FALLS, la., Sept, 14. (Special.)
The corner stone of the new Edgewood
School of Industrial Arts in this city will
be formally laid with appropriate cere
monies next Saturday. This event will
mark the first step in the material ac
complishment of a life-long desire on the
part of Mrs. Eva Sltnplot, who has labored
for years for a school for girls In which
they might be taught the Industrial arts
and fit themselves for work In the home
or for some vocation In life that will make
Iovrn News Notes.
MARSHA LLTOWN The boy who was
killed by the Northwestern at Dunlap
We Extend a IVlotst
Hearty Welcome to
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We also Invite your Inspection ot
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We claim It la the best because It
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leather ever put Into a shoe at that
price, because the workmanship Is done
by experts because style and shape
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We show a groat variety of styles and
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You'll not find a better shoe else
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"The House of
and whose body remained unidentified In
that place for ten days, was Alfred L.
Hlghberger, son of Richard K. Hlghbcr
ger, formerly of this city but now of
Waterloo. The body was brought to this
city and burled.
MARSHALLTOWN John Armstrong,
who was arrested by the police early in
the summer, while In the act of breaking
and entering the Fred M. Wilbur home,
while the famjly was absent, pleaded !
guilty In the district crnirt this arternoon,
was sentenced to serve an Indeterminate
term of not more than ten years In the
Anamosa reformatory by Judge J. M.
CRESTON Out of a class of 15 contest
ants In a Chicago prise musical conteat,
recently conducted by the Chicago Musi
cal college, Arthur Bratinberger. a young
Creston baritone, has been awarded first
place, the prise being a scholarship In
that widely known school. Mr. Rraunber
ger has been a pupil of Arthur Middleton
for the last month, and It was under his
patronage the Mr. Uraunberger was en
tered In the contest.
CHARITON The two republican papers
of Charlton are to be consolidated to be
known as the Herald-Patriot, and to be
condurted by 8. M. Green, who one year
ago sold his Interest Id the Charlton
Herald to Paul Junkln of Creston,
Charles Junkln of Fairfield, and F. I.
Robinson of Tarkln, Mo., and went to
California. He has Sunt returned and
bought the Interest of Mr. Robinson In
the Herald, and all of the Patriot, and
In connection with the Junkln brothers
will consolidate the two papers, to take
effect October 1.
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WM A. BCHOLL Is the true name of
the mar. who has become famous
throughout the country as 'Dia
mond Dick", and who controls the entire
output of the only genuine manufactured
diamond ever produced. Mr. Scholl, or
"Diamond Dick", came into the world in
1871. His parents, though In moderate
circumstances, were honest and truthful
and so thoroughly did they Impress these
two vital principals of success upon the
mind of young William ' that they were
indelibly fixed, never to be erased. Today
he attributes his wonderful financial suc
cess solely to this early parental training.
His youth was not the round of Joy ex
perienced by most children, but one of
continual hardship and struggle with
worldly problems, so that early In life he
learned the ways of the business world
though only in a meager way and through
the trying road of experience.
From lbsl to 1890 his revenue was de
rived from long hours spent as a boot
black and newsboy. With the money
saved from this sort of work be was en
abled to enter a New York Diamond Syn
dicate and two years later made hia first
trip to Holland. Since then he has made
many European visits. In 184 young
Bcholl became Involved with the customs
officials and was charged with bringing
precious stones Into this country without
paying the duty thereon. He was so
quitted of the charge, but not allowed to
import any more gema.
At the age of twenty-fjve he embarked
In the Jewelry manufacturing business
with several bankers as associates, built
the largest jewelry factory In the world
and within a year withdrew with a clear
profit of )4,000.
His next enterprise was In Montreal,
Canada, and again with bankers. This
time it was with the Rank of Canada, to
operate the Rainy Lake Mining St power
Co. A large deposit of gold was dis
covered and the bank bought Scholl's In
terebt at an enormous figure.
Bringing all his money in a satchel to
Minneapolis he backed the Hidden For
tune gold mine. In 1898 ficholl bought
the Golden Bell mine at Cripple Creek,
Colorado. The first day's prospecting of
the Oulden Bell turned eighteen speci
mens which assayed 11.80(1 to the ton.
Jcho(I sold the mine the following week
for Just ten times Its cost. In 1801 Kcholt
read In a scientific Journal of a French
chemist who had succeeded In producing
a genuine diamond. He secured permis
sion from President McKlnley to Investi
gate the merits of the claim and Import
The Parisian discoverer of this wonder
ful process secured a patent for his
secret. Marvelous laboratories were built
snd the manufacture of the stone on an
extensive scale was begun. Bcholl con
tracted for the entire output of the labor
atories when he was positively assured
that they were genuine diamonds, except
that they were manufactured Instead of
dug from the earth, and would pass every
known test that any diamond ever re
ceived. Both In lasting brilliancy and
hardness they surpass many natural
stones. January first, 1908, the patent on
the manufactured gem expired and Scholl
Is now able to sell them at Just about one
third their former value. Twenty thou
sand letters are in the possession of Mr.
Bcholl, written by some of the most
prominent and wealthy people In the
country, after a number of years wearing
the stones. All tostify to their wonderful
The manufactured article has defied de
tection by some of the most eminent dia
mond experts and Jewelers In this and
foreign countries. The stents are en
dorsed by the world's greatest scientists,
technical magazines acknowledge their
ner1t. and liaxtor street brokers admit
them the equivalent ot natural gems. Irv
hls state the stones are endorsed es
pecially by 8. A. Fees, of Kearney, who
is secretary and treasurer of the Nebraska
Retail Jewelers association.
"Diamond Dick" Is entertaining thou
sands every day by demonstrating the
merits of his stones in the window of
Myers-Dillon's drug store at Blxtsenth
and Farnam. The stories are on sale here
and at the better Jewelry store , but the
'utter must make a profit on nil men han
dles and therefore charge a higher price
than that aiked for the etiue article by
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