Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, December 01, 1880, Image 1

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Telime XVII-Ke. 78
Price Twe Cents.
. There Is nowhere in Philadelphia m vailed :i
collection et rich goods as here such as lath
ers, mothers, brothers, sisters levciv, leek for
a little later.
There Is an end even of (Jills. Our collection
Is large enough and rich enough, one would
suppose, even rcr u le-s frugal eitj-
Philadelphia. These goedn aie are new at the
hclgntoftheirglery. The choicest or them are
here; ethers will come of course; but the
choicest are going.
What Is equally te the pnrpe-e, buyers aic
new about as many as can be cointeitnbly
served, and the throng will he denser every
fair ilay till Christmas.
Sachets, tidies, lamp-shades, pin-cushions,
boxes. In satin aud plush, embroidered and
First circle, southwest from the centre.
Dnchessc vest with Point medallion-, .0;
the same mav be seen elsewhere at 7.
Xlneceuiiters, southwest from the cent ie.
l.:r te $I30.rn, .ill (iuarantceii.
City-hall. square cntl.wiee.
X Xew room, lie v 1 .
Outer circle, .t eitU; CI e-tniti -tieet en
trance. OOKS.
A catalogue et books may be had at the
book cemiU'l. We w ant every ivader li have
it. The list of children's holiday lx ok-, is "
pcclally complete,
fcceend counter, northeast I rem the centre.
There arc two general st vies, one closed
at the back, the ether eiien : the latter i known
as coachman's style. In detail et trimming there
is great varietv though there is aNe marked
simpllcltv. Great variety in cloths loe. $0.3''
te $25.
Cloaks, foreign and home-made. Our collec
tion Is unprecedented, whet her yen legard va
riety, quantity or value. A lady who buys a
cloak of any sort In Philadelphia without
looking these ever misses the be-1 a'-serlineiit,
perhaps. In the whole country. i!..r te $.."Jt.
Southeast corner of the building.
Misses' coats in mere limn 70 cloths,
shapes ami decoration beyond counting.
Sizes 2 te 111 years.
Ulsterettes in 5 cloths, ul-tcrs In cloths anil
havelecks In cloths. Sizes te IK.
Southwest corner et the building.
Wc have the best gends the weild allerds,
and the next best, and the next, and seen.
There is no place anywhere, wheie jeu can
sec se large a cel Section et thcdluVtcut grades
et goeils, all passing ler what they sir.-, and
nothing ler what It is net. cotton ler cotton, j
mixed ler mixed, wool for wool, ilk ler silk.
Outer circle. Chestnut sticet, entrance te j
Tliirteentli street entrance.
Xew Embroideries are all cady in. Our
stock is new in the condition you expect te
llnd it In at Xew Year's, i, r. the spring novel- ,
tiesareherc. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. !
Third circle, southwest Irein the centic.
The choicest luxurious carpets; the me-t
Dubstantlal carpets; tlie Kw;-s,t pi-Ices: pane-
tual service. JOHN WANAMAhhU. .
Market trcct f i out, up stairs.
S Evening silks In ll.e Ai-cade, east i.Idc. '
The same anil many ether pat terns are w iilim.
Xext outer circle, southeast fiem thecentre.
5i Our next spring's novelties in embroi
deries are just new received: tbey nsually
corneal Xew Y.-.jeix w AXAM AKKl.
Xcxt outer circle, southwest Irer.i theccntie.
Laces change daily. Our sales arc l.n go.
our -variety always lai-ge, and but little et
one sort. "Compare prices. A quarter below
ihc market is net uncommon.
Sine counters, southwest liem liie centre.
Such a stock el foreign cloaks as Plulu- '
dclphia has net before seen, sfie te rfiiU: shaw Is
nearby; dresses up stair j,.,.,
Southeast corner el the building. j
Fun of all sorts arc going last. Uheywcnt
Slat last year and advanced in price tw t lie si'a- .
en advanced. They are going up again. H e
slill net mtse prices t ill wc have te buy. 1.x
liect te find heic whatever you want, liem a
liitei trimming up. ,, I
Thirteenth street entrance. i
O Net se sreat variety as ter ladies:
much larger than anywhere else here.
Coats. 2 te fi years: in thirty different mate
rials, drab, blue and brown cords v.Itli il'cty
black ; cellar and cuff et plush : also in ten
nimi-i's lmir cloth, trimmed with seal cloth.
Coats. 4 te lfi vcars : In thirty cloths, trim
:eats, 4 te lfi vcars : in tinny eiein, inm
sd with pla'in stitcliimr. pluh, seal cloth,
Inchllla fur anil velvet, $J te $H-,.
Jlstercttes, 0 te 1C y-ars ; in (ive clel lis, v,-i! .1
anal nlnfli nnllnrHiul culls.
Uhvtcrs, t! te lfi years: in eight clothe, lr-m-ined
with plush stitching, lmed and plush.
Havelecks, 4 telCvcirs: two styles.
Onrtradeisjnsf.vliat it ought te be I
ilie lacilitlesand advantages we enjoy.
East et central aisle, near Market street.
Tackloeng prcclain. plate; only, ler din
ner or dessert, live patterns, $i". Im-iMper
Haviland dinner t?cts : CnnUlc pattern, $110 ;
elscwhere. $Jt. Tressed, i!40 : elsewhere. $200.
Tressed with Moresque border and decoration
of grasses and buiteillies. .i3 : clsewsierc.
$27S. The latter is in the Arcade. Che-tiuit
street entrance, te-day.
Table glasswaie, English, -trawbeny dia dia dia
tnoed cut : every article required ler the table
Xertliu-cst corner et the building.
Anda great variety of ether kinds. Aln
pocket books, embroidered leather card cises,
cigar cases, and everything in leather goods.
Third circle northwest fiem centre.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Maikct streets.
tm City Hall square.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market Streets,
And City Hall Square, Philadelphia.
MJLKJIIm, irQJtnti.
788 Nertn yneen Street, Lancaster, Pa.
All work guaranteed and satisfaction g en
In every particular.
N. It. Uemembcr, works al the extreme end
Ol North Queen street. inSO
J Te b-.iv Helidav Gilts early is geed ad
vice: Tlie best traile is early ; and the bc-.-t
i tiade can ics elf the best things.
A HIS Man- .Stuart is probably the most
lasting elall the agreeable perfumes; noneel
the lereign ones approach it. It is very rich,
strong and lull et lile; it isagiecable te mere
person-., prnbablv, than any ether perfume.
Wild Olive is next in pepnl elty ; this also
is biiigularly powerful and lasting. White
Ife-c Is delicate and hwting.
We keep the preferred odors of all the llrst
class perliiiiiei-s, such as Lubiu. Ifntlny, Atkin
son anil Condi ay ; but of Alfred Whieht'swc
keep all.
liring an unperfuined handkerchief; and
veu shall h ive a sample of any odor veu wish.
First circle, northwest from the center.
! j The lollewing. jn-t rcceivcil. are away
i down in puces : French Camel's hair. 17 inch,
' $.73 and. k: Ftench cheviot suiting, silk and
I'woel, 43 Inch. -.i."; Ftench feule, all wool, iM
i Inch. .).CS.
l'.y looking out for Mich opportunities, a lady
may elten s;te hiilt.
' Nine counters, Tiiiiteenlh.strcet entttince.
A lady wanting any of the lollewing will
i be obliged' for the mention et them ;: silk and
wool .satin de Lven, S3 cents: silk laced
veleurs. $i ; memie cloth, 73 cents: dama-sc
dr.ip d' etc, $ 1 flu ; damask ca-hmere, $1.23.
All the piicct except the first arc probably
below the co-it ! mnuuf.icliite, and even the
lir-t may be.
e.t outer circle, southwent lremthccenter.
JL Our trade reiiuircs thclargestand freshest
stock of these goods, tringcs.pnisemciiterie or
nament, girdles, tus;eN, spikes, rings, halls,
buttons. Ve have novelties net te be found
anywhere e!-e.
Xexletiterencle, northwestfrem the center.
O A few shawls are shown in the Arcade;
gentlemen's dre-sing gowns and smoking
jacUeis in thes.iine Mere are within.
! asl eflhc chcstr.ui street enti-.ince.
Our work-reo.n is lnll fit preparation, se
lull thai we cannot crowd it taster. He nave
icaily, also, a large stock of finished garment,
I'ura'nd turlined.
We have saei ues and dolmans In sealskin
dyed in Londen we l:ave none but London Lendon Londen
dyed seal. We have tiiem In great numbers,
and, ol'ceur-e. iuallsizc-t including extremes.
11 lies, lreui $123 te $J3i.
Londen controls the seal market of the
v.erld Theie have been two advances in
pi ice since our lnr weie bought. We shall
net advance till we have te buy again: we
have net advanced at all, as yet.
V. i! have, at iHS, seal sacques such as you
Mill leek In vain ter elsewhere at the price.
tin- lined circulars and dolmans in very
gieal varie.y. We use mostly Satin de Lyen.
gres--graiii. armmvanil breiyidc silk and
: ler nieuinii!, Henrietta and Drap
il' 'I he latter a le made te order only.
Wc have everything worth having in sets,
tiiii'.nungs, reiic-i, gloves, caps and the thou-sanii-aml-eiie
little tilings that are kept in the
cempletest lists. .
Thiitecnth ". icile itrauce.
iri r;;t. all cniersaml vaiicty of styles, .vjc te
!?I'J3: llaiiiicl, black, blue, gray, brown and
scailcl, JJ3i te $3.73: satin, black. $1.73 te
S10..-.0 : satin, blue, scarlet, brown and black,
$I2.S0ies2!); Italian cloth, black, $1.23 te $5.
The vai let v is very great.
.veut invest corner of the building.
J Netice the-e two si- pics:
iiliie chinchilla sack, velvet cellar and de
tachable cape, lined with Farmer's fiatin. horn
buttons. $i'..30. Is there another such coat ter
5)i.30? Wc have sold hundreds ut them.
llrown-red-auil-eld-gold diagonal ulsterette
sel: wool lining, sleeves lined with n durable,
silk-strapisl fabric, horn buttons, $8.3J.
The.-e are but but, specimens et man-. It
Ihevscem inviting, ethers may b.- mere se.
Ceutmlaisic, next te the outer circle, Mar
l.ei. street side.
t i ifi'exs a"xdmIllixeuy.
li I'ibhens and Millinery, you- knew, we
have much inerc of than any ether house.
North of Thirteenth street entrance.
j A v ry great variety et tiie tlnest linens,
a wry great varlely et staple linens, and the
lowest iiric; in l'hil.idclphia.
Oilier circle. City Hall Square entrance.
jij Xew .lust received treni alnead. We
have, without doubt, the richest and fullest
stock en this side et the Atlantic. We buy
fiein makers, dliect. knew the quality of our
linen beyond question, aud keep below the
market besides.
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
.ii .- ii (.vtiifi'i'diti'l's
vj The very llnest English and l'rench hand
kerchiefs and Mu fliers; handkerchiefs 51.23 te
$2.30; miilllers, i.r:i te $1.50. Elsewhere they
are :-eni ler a i;-:u ier mine, ic lcasi.
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
i Every iudividti'il article of Merine or
'ilk that we buy we examine te
see whetlier the button'- are sewed en secuiely
and whether Hit; sramsaie right and properly
lasteiic'l." II" anything is wrong, back thegnr
lr.ent gees te the irakcr, or we right it ::t his
Sucl; h.i, been our praclice for a year and a
half. Is tiiereanellicii merchant In! Philadel
phia who d'-es the nne. or who watches the
interests et his ctr.temcr.s in any similar way V
Detects may escape us, nevcrthltss. Yen de
us a laver, it" you bring back the least imper
fection te l-e made geed.
Outer circle. Thirteenth street entrance.
J.DX Oura-sertment efall miisllu undergar
ments is as Jttll a-at any time of the year: and
when the demand ler such is net generally
sli eng we are often able te buy at unusual ad
vantage. Wc have very nearly the same goods
the year letind: but pi ices vniy moieerless.
New, for example, probably, there is net te be
leundin thi-icity or in Xew Yerk muslin un
dergarments equal te our regular stock except
at higher pi ice. We knew et no exception
Southwest corner of the bulidlng.
j t, De you knew, many are net of
all, and are net watcrpioef? Wc sell as inany
:ts all Philadelphia besides : real articles only;
and guar mtee them.
Central aisle, near Market street entrance.
ruvir-iKJ?, cc-
Ibick-Sct and Portable
-5 at :
Slierfcer, Hninplirevillc & Kieffer's
That acts directly en the Kidneys. (Bladder
and Urinary Organs, by absorbing all humors,
every trace of disease, and forcing Inte the
system powerful and healthful vegetable
Tonics, giving it wonderful power te cure
PAIN IX THE HACK. Side and Leins, Inllam
matien and liright's Disease el the Kidneys,
Gravel, Dropsy, Diabetes. Stene in the Blad
der, Inability te Uetain or Expel the Urine,
High Colored, Scanty or Painful Urinating,
Deposits, Shreds or Casts In the Urine,
and in tact any disease of thee great organs.
It avelds.entircly thetreubles anil dangers et
taking nauseous and poisonous medicines. It
is comlertiible. safe, pleasant and reliable in
its effects, yetpcwertal in it action. It can
be worn at all seasons, in any climate, and is
equally geed for MAX, WOMAN UK CHILD.
Ask veurifrmrzlst for it and accent no imi
tatien or substitute, or send te us and receive
it by return mail.
Ileiruiar Pad. S2: Special Pad. for Chronic.
deep-seated, or cases of long standing, $J;
Children's Pad, prevention and cure et sum
mer complaint, weuK Kiiinevs aim neu wel
ting, $l.r''.
Day Kidney Pad Company,
115 Fntteii St., New Yerk.
Have already been sold in this country and in
France : every ene of which has given perfect
satisfaction, and has performed cures every
time when used according te directions. We
new say te the alllicted and doubting ones
that we wil pay the above reward ler a single
case et
Shit the Pad fails te cure. This Great Uetnedy
will Positively and Permanently cure Lum
bago, Lame hack. Sciatica. Gravel. Diabetes,
Dropsy, Briglifs Disease et the Kidneys, In
continence and Retention et the Urine, In In
llauiuiatien of the Kidneys, Catarrh or the
Bladder, High Colored Urine, Pain In the
Back, Side or Leins. Xervens Weakness, and
in tact nil disordersef the Bladder and Urinary
Oigans wucther cemiactid by piivaie disease
LADIES, if you arc suffering from Female
Weakness. Leuc'eri hes.i, or any disease et the
Kidney, Bladder, or Urinary Organs,
Without swallowing nauseous medicines, by
simply wearing
AskyeurdruggNt ferPUOF. GUILMETTE'S
FUENCH KIDNEY PAD, and take no ether.
If he has net get it, send ii and you will re
ceive the Pad by retnrn mail. Fer sale by
Odd Fellows" Hall, Columbia, Pn.
Sold only by G EO. W. HULL.
Druggist. !." W. King SI., Lancaster, P.i.
Prof; Guilmette's French Liver Pad.
Will positively euro Fever and Ague, Dumb
Ague, Ague Cake, Billiens Fever, .Jaundice.
Dvspepsta and all diseases of the Liver,
Stomach and Bleixl. Price $LMI by mail. Send
for Prof. Guilmette's Treaties en .t lie Kidneys
and Liver, Ireeby mail.
Teledo, Ohie.
Wholesale and itetall Dealer in all ilndi of
Aif Yard : Xe. 420 North Wa'er and Prince
at reels, above Lemen. Lancie-tcr. n:-lyd
Ceal of tne Kest Quality put up expressly
for family ne. and ut the low
est market prices.
:t.-M NOllTH WAT1UI ST., .iiKf.T, l'a.,
Wholesale and KeUiil Dealer.-, in
Connection With the Telephonic Exchange,
iii-.ineh Oaice : Xe.SXOE.TII DUKE ST.
Fer geed, clean Family ami all ether kind
of COAL go te
Quality and Weight guaranteed. Orders ic
specttully solicited.
OFFICE: 22 East King Street. YAKD:
CIS North J 'nn ci- Street.
i M Tl
Farmers and ethers in want et supciler
Manure will find it te their advantage te call.
Yard, Harrisbitrg Pike.
Olllec. 3i East Chestnut street. nglT-ltil
Nevel au'il in Great Yariety.
Nevel and In Great ariety.
Satin Ohrome Lithographs !
for Art Xcedlc-Werk.
fbr Art Needle-Werk.
At the Boek Stere of .
(1 UA1 "fliUUI.ATlOa
T In large or small amounts. $23 or $20,000
Write W.T. SOU LK& CO.. Commission Mer
chants, 130 I-a Salle street, Chicago, III., for cir
ulars, mSH-unl
FreM fiber Pais
Eancastcr Intelligencer.
Several Alleged Widows and Swarms of Con Cen
bins Scraps of Ms History A Venture in
the Direction et Matrimony Selling
Sermons te Preachers All or Ills
Wealth that One Wife Ever
Touched Litigation
X. Y. Sun.
Oil last election day a tall, spare, loug leug
faced, gi ay-bearded, ragged and ditty man
bc;"cd for breakfast at a house in Burnt
Hills, Saratoga county. The woman re
fused him because he was se squalid. But
she gave him ten cents and a neighbor told
him hew te reach the Shaker settlement
in Watervlict, Albany county. The three
counties of Albany, Saratoga and Schenec
tady join within a few miles of these two
places aud near Kiskayuna, in the latter
county. On the evening of that day this
tall, gray tramp entered the village of Nis
kayuna, applied for admission te a house
or two, was refused and then he disap
peared. The next morning Mrs. Winnie
went te the carriage house after coal.
When she opened the deer she saw the
old man lying en his back, partially prop prep
ped tip against the coal bin. She spoke te
hi in but he did net answer. Mrs.- Winnie
hurried back te the house with the news
that there was a dead man in the carriage
heue. Help was proem ed and the old
man was examined. He was net dead,
but barely alive. His condition was such
Unit the Winnies refused te have him with
in their doers. A kind-hearted neighbor
had him carried into his house, built a
reaung lire, gave him brandy and killed a
chicken te make broth for the old man.
The tianip. without speaking, died at five
o'clock. Corener Onderkirk, of Schenec
tady, va:; notified and that night at nine
o'clock he arrived at the house where the
dead man lay.
Tiie man who had played the part of a
Geed Samaritan was sorry that he had
done se, and he said te the coroner : '"The
best thing you can de is te put that man
and his rags in a box and bury them all
together. I don't want him here another
The coroner objected te this method of
disposing of a human being, and said
that he would try te prepare the body for
"It the ver&t easel ever handled'
said the coroner, who is an undertaker.
" He had two or three coats, vests and
shuts, all in rags, aud two pairs of trou
sers. I cut the clothes off. When I came
te the trousers I felt a bunch in the waist
band. I examined and found a little bag
sewed up, and then sewed te the waist
bands of" both pairs of trousers. It con
tained a 8100 government- bend. I struck
another bag fixed like the first. It con
tained still another bag, and that held a
geld liiinting-cascw.itcli and chain worth
$150, Then I found another bag that had
a let of silver in it. Se I went en. In
his clothing I found mere bends, mere
silver, a bag el buttons, six silver spoons,
wiapped up in brown paper, a layer, et
paper between each spoon, and the whole
wrapped up with five or si:: yards of cord.
When I had finished I took an account of
stock. I had $750 in government bends,
$2159.72 in cash, the watch and chain, live
old silver spoons marked ' J. H. G.,' and
one elder and smaller, marked, as wc
afterward found out, 'M. TV The silver
and pennies weighed ever four pounds.
Then a man handed mc something that he
said he had picked up where the old mau
lay. It was a sort of a tin case done up in
rags. 1 pulled tnem en and opened tiie
case. There wns something l oiled up in
side. I pulled it out and found that it
contained nineteen new 1,000 United
States registered bends. The old man had
died, apparently of starvation, with $19,
98G.72 about him only $10.28 less than
$20,000. I wonder if he had set his mark
at the latter figure.
'. Well,' continued the coroner, "this
put a new aspect en the case ; $20,000
meant heirs. 1 luuml, besides, en the old
mau papers snowing that he was Jehn
Edward Giles, and probably a minister,
for there were two sermons in one of his
pockets. Wc had a pest-mortem exami
nation. It showed that he had died of
congestion of the brain. I had the face
photographed, put the body in a receiving
vault, and the money in the hank, and be
gan investigations. Our local papers pub
lished something about it, and the result
was that wc seen found that the man was
known around Rhinebcck and through
Dutchess county. But before this there
appeared a claimant te the property right
The Claimant.
Slopping the coroner in his narrative, it
is best te go back thirty or forty years.
In the c'.afcs of 1838 in Union college was
Jehn Gilc. In the village of Schenectady
lived Helen Maria Chute. These young
persons were married in 1S30, and in 1843
Jehn Gile, he having meantime completed
his theological studies, settled in Sctauket,
Leng Island, as the pastor of the Presby
terian church there. Twe children were
born te them, one of them, Maggie, lived,
and in 1849 was three years old. One
September day in 1819 the Ilev. Jehn Gile
left his home, went ever te Steny Broek,
and taking a small sailboat set out te sail
around Ctanc Neck and Old Field point in
the sound, a distance of six or eight miles.
He was net an experienced boatman, and
he was never seen again. Seme days
afterward the bow of a beat was found in
the vicinity, aud the blacksmith in Steny
Broek identified' a chain attached te it as
one that he had made for the beat in
which the He v. Jehn Gile had set sail.
The clergyman's wife mourned his less,
aud in the cemetery at Sctauket was
erected a tombstone bearing the inscrip inscrip
teon: " Te the memory of the Rev. Jehn
Gile, pastor of the Presbyterian church,
Sctauket. Bern at Littleton, N. H., Jan.
2, 1810. Died Sept. 28, 1849."
Mrs. Gile afterward married David F.
Lyen, and took up her home again in
Schenectady. Seme years age Mr. Lyen
died. leaving her for the second time a
widow. Maggie grew te womanhood and
became Mrs. Banta. The mother and
daughter new live in Schenectady. When
it appeared in the newspaper that the
tramp who had died with $20,000 about
him was the Rev. Jehn E. Giles, there
were several friends of the widow of the
Rev. Jehn E. Giles who jumped at the
conclusion that the dead man was her long
missing husband. Mrs. Lyens herself
was net without doubts en the subject.
There were these five spoons marked " J.
H. G." This, as spoons were marked long
age, would stand for Jehn and He
len Gilc. Mrs. Lyens knew that spoons
were marked that way, but she did net
knew that her husband took any spoons
with him when he set sail from Steny
Broek en that September aftemenn. The
fact that the dead man was a preacher was
in her favor. That he had changed his
name by inserting a middle E. and adding
an s was nauial enough it lie had deserted
her. She went te see the dead man, aud
said that the upper part of the face looked
something like her husbannd's. He was a
smooth shaven man. This man had a
thin scraggy beard and moustache. She
told the coroner that her husband had a
mole en his body. "The dead man had no
such mole.
"Then Mrs. Lyens," the coroner, says,
"brought some of her husband's sermons,
and we compared them with the two found
en Giles. The writing was unlike. Her
husband's sermons were mere skeletons ;
Giles s were wntten out in full, bull wc
were all hoping that it could be proved
that the Widow Lyens was the rightful
heir te that meuey; but the mere we
looked into it the mere unlikely it seemed.
She said her husband had four false teeth.
This man's teeth were all in his headj
Still her friends insisted that lie was the
man, and some thought it strange that I
had any doubts en the subject. I give
these persons credit. for meaning well:
but you ought te have seen the swindlers.
A man appeared in Niskayuna the day
after Giles's death was published, said he
was his son, and ordered me te turn every
thing ever te him. Anether man sent for
mc te come te Trey, and told mc a ceck-aud-bull
story concocted from. what he
had read, with some imagination thrown
in. I began an investigation."
A Lawyer Interested.
Anether man began investigating. This
was Lawyer Alexander J. Thompson, of
Schenectady. The result of what he, Cor Cor
oner Onderkirk, and a Sun reporter have
ascertained brings the story nearer te com
pletion. - There lived in Rhiuebeck near
the beginning of this century a mason
named Samuel II. Giles. He was an Eng
lishman by birth, but a warm American at
heart, and was a captain in the war of 1812
In the records of the Lutheran church is
the certificate of marriage of this man with
Mary Thompson en April 8, 1810. A son
was born, and he was named Jehn Edward
Giles. lie grew te manhood in Rliinebcck
and learned his father's trade. He was a
shrewd young fellow, and after a term or
se in the Rhincbeck academy was deemed
worthy te teach school. lie taught the
district school in Red Heek in the winter
and worked at his trade in summer. He
developed the faculty of talking in meet
ins aud making long prayers. Through the
influence of the Lutheran minister in Red
Heek he was licensed for one year te
preach. There is nothing te show that ha
ever had mere authority than this te 1)3
called "Reverend." He was a thrifty
young fellow and saved money, which he
gave te s merchant in Rhincbeck for safe
keeping. When Jehn was a little ever 23
years old he proposed marriage te Miss
Emma bitzer, and she accepted htm. i he
day was set for the wedding, the guests as
sembled, and after a little delay Jehn ap
peared with the friend who was te be his
groomsmen. As they entered the room
Jehn stepped short, looked at the bride
elect, turned te his best man and said;
"Ed, she's uglier and elder than I thought.
I won't marry her." Then he turned en his
heel and walked away. That night he dis
appeared, having first collected $0.10 from
the merchant who took care of his money.
The following is an extract from a letter
that he wrote en the 18th of January, 1841,
when he was hiding in Clinten, eight miles
from Rhincbeck :
" Honored Sin : After being at Rhinc
beck one week, and after it became noised
about considerably that I was there, I lefr,
aud am new in the tewu of Clinten, eight
miles from the village. I have net carried
out the original intention which you ex
pected when I left you. Yeu thought, I
suppose, that I nndoubtedly would marry
the girl ; but I have net yet married her,
nor de I think I shall, for I don't like bel
aud there is no use marrying a girl you
don't like. My friends, however, have ex
erted thamsclves te their utmost in order
te settle the affair by mutual agreement
of the parties if possible, and I de sincere
ly believe that they will be able te, for,
after trying some time, they have at last
get them down te $130, which my friends
say is entirely tee much, aud that, though
they ought te have something, $50 is plen
ty, and they shall net have any mere if
they can help it. I have been there only
once, and for mc te pay $130 for being in
the house about thirty minutes, is, they
say, entirely out of the question, and I
shall net pay it unless I am compelled te.
She certainly has broken the
contract, for she told mc she was 27 years
old, and she actually is upward of thirty.'
The result of this breach of premise is
net fully known, but the deserted maiden
afterward married a shoemaker, and N
new living in Rliinebcck in great poverty.
In 1843 Jehn E. Giles married the
widow Hannah Knapp, who had a small
daughter at time. The courtship was
peculiar. Mrs. Knapp was doing house
work for a Rliinebcck man. One evening
Giles called and asked te sec her at the
deer. She went out, and was gene some
little time. She smiled and looked a trific
puzzled when she came in. A few days
later she asked her employer what sort of
a man Mr. Giles was. The employer didn't
knew much for or against him.
"Why?" he asked.
"Oh, he asked me te marry him, when
he called the ether night."
She married him because he said he'd
give her a geed home. He built a little
oue-stery frame house that is standing in
Rliinebcck yet. He then abused her, se
say all the old inhabitants, locking her in
the cellar, beating her, and making her
life se miserable that she left him. Seme
say that he deserted her. She died in Xew
Yerk in 1833, and is buried in Evergreens
cemetery. Her daughter lives there new.
Giles en His Travel
After leaving his wife Giles became a
colporteur and agent for religious news
papers. Then began the tramping that
ended only at his death. In these days he
dressed well, had a ready tongue, and im
posed upon ministers of all denominations.
He called himself the "Rev." Jehn E.
Giles, and lived entirely upon the charity
of the men en whom he imposed. His'
face, form and voice became well known
throughout the state. He took many sub
scriptions for different religious news
papers, sent in the orders and pocketed
the money. He preached whenever the
opportunity offered, and traveled up and
down the state, seldom going mil of it,
returning te Rhincbeck once a year or
thereabouts, always begging, never spend
ing money, and always trading en Ins pre
tended piety. JMe one knew much about
him or his family relations. When ques
tioned he said that the subject was a pain
ful one. As years passed he became, care
less in his dress, and the persons who
thought it a duty te entertain " Jirethcra.vrhcrc was he buried? I wish te have
Giles," the colporteur, new began te hcsi-1!
tate before givinga heel te hira. He be
came very cccentnc.
"I came home ene day," said Mr.
Thompson te the reporter, "and my wife
met me at the deer, saying, " Come in and
03 who's in the kitchen. I guess I'm en
tertaining an angel unawares. But he
don't leek like one, and he didn't like
what I gave him te cat, and ordered me te
get something better." I went in rather
angry, and saw a dirty old man at the
table. ' Hew are you, sir?' I said, rather
sharply. Hew are you, sir?' he answered
in a very dignified manner. , Who arc
you ?' I asked. 'I'm a mau of Ged,' he
answered. Frem what church de you
get your communion ?' ' I take my orders
from no church,' he said, very solemnly.
' I take them from Ged Almighty Him
self.' ' Well,' said I, you take yourself
out of my house.' He hesitated, and I
started for him. Then he went. On the
piazza he stepped and began te shake bis
clothes. 'I shake the dust he be
gan. 'Yeu get out in the street and
shake yourself, I shouted. ' Don't de it
en ray piazza.' ' I didn't knew who it
was. liutwhen l saw .Mr. Giles lying
dead I recognized him."
Many stories are told of his eccentrici
ties, as they were then styled. His sole
aim seemed te be te save money. When
turned away from a house he would beg
money te pay his lodging, and would often
get it. Then he would go and sleep in a
barn. Only a few days before his death
he was in Galway, Saratoga county, and
two clergymen there gave him $1 en plea
that he was anxious te get home in order
te vote for Garfield. He had $19,000 with
him at the time. There are these who
were surprised after the Rev. J." E. Giles
had slept in the house te find their bureau
rilled of stockings, pillow cases, and tow
els. Neatly folded pillow cases and two
napkins were found en him after he was
" When I saw that money," said Law
ycr Thompson, " I made up my mind that
somebody was heir te it, and that I might
as well help find who it was as any one.
I am net icady te tell yen what I have
found, by any means. The Widow Lyens
has no claim ; that's plain. Giles's first
wife is dead ; that's settled. Did he ever
marry again ? that's the question. I am
prepared te say that there are three
women, te my knowledge, who claim te be
his wives. I have the certificates of two.
He had no brothers or sisters ; no relatives
that are known except oil his mother's
side. I have found and represented a let
of cousins. There arc se many that if
their claim is proved the shares will range
from $1,300 te $173, and that is providing
they divide the whole of tile $20,000. I
shxn't tell you anymore. There's going te
be some interesting litigation."'
The Corener's Investigation.
Mr. Thompson is a shrewd lawyer.
-Corener Onderkirk seems te be a plain
and candid man. He does net agree with
Mr. Thompson that that gentleman is the
man te make the search. " The money is
in my hands,"' he said. "I made up my
mind that it was my duty as an officer te
find the lawful heirs, and I went te work.
On the old man was the address of the
Rev. J. R. Sylvester, of Chatham Centre,
near Rliinebcck. I went ever and found
Mr. Sylvester. He preaches, keeps a
grocery, sells cigars; ha3 a little printing
office, where he prints sermons, aud when
I saw him was making a pair of red flan
uel drawers en a sewing machine. He
knew irveh about Giles; had sold him
many sei mens, which Giles sold te ether
minister'-. Hew de I knew it ? I feand
the receipts in Giles's papers. Sylvester
told me te go and sec W. L. Pultz, an old
friend of Giles's, who lives near Rhine
beck. I went, and fennd an old black
satchel full of papers. Pultz told me
much about the old man, and said, among
ether things, that he had once said that he
had a wife in Madisen county, bnt that he
didn't live with her, because he couldn't
stand the smell of hops. Yeu knew Madi Madi
eon is a great hop county. I looked ever
the papers. Here is one of them, the
certificate of the second marriage of
Giles's father, in Binghatnten."
Mr. Onderkirk showed a yellow paper,
written ever with large, awkward charac
ters, of which the following is a copy :
"" This certifies that I married Samu'l H.
Giles te Sarah Ephcck en the 4th of Au
gust, 1829, and that said Oilcs wa3 at the
time dressed in military uniform, and that
he intenupted mc while passing through
the mariiagc ceremony by embracing his
bride in liis arms aud kissing her most af
fectionately, ami after pausing a while
and requesting him te desist, I was abks te
complete the ceremony
"Solen Stocking,
Minister of the Gospel."
" Then I found the receipts I spoke of
from Sylvester, and many letters and
notes, evidently recommendations from one
minister te another of the bearer, the Rev.
J. E. Giles. One letter asked the receiver
te take care of Brether Giles for the night.
Th 2 writer would have done it, but his
hired girl was afraid of the brother and
said that she would net stay if he did.
There was a memorandum book showing
that he had done business with Vcrmilye
& Ce., the New Yerk bankers, and a letter
from a banker te them saying that the
bearer desired te exchange some bends for
ones of a larger denomination and regis
tered, and a postscript said : ' This man
has earned this by years of hard labor.' I
found some letters from a woman calling
herself his wife. The date and town were
caiefully obliterated. I will show you
them later. Then, at last, I found three
or four old newspapers carefully rolled up
I unrolled one after the ether, and in the
centic found this.
'"It was a marriage certificate showing
that en Oct. 13, 1801, in Broekfleld, Madi Madi
eon county, X. Y., the Rev. Julius M.
Tedd had married the Rev. Jehn Edward
Giles and Miss Jane E. Giles.
"That helped te narrow the thing down
considerably," continued the coroner. "I
started for Btoeklicld. The first man I
met was one of the old residents. Hew
long have you lived here ?' I asked. " Six
ty years,' he said. ' De you knew that ?'
and I pulled out the photograph of Giles.
He put en his glasses and said : ' Why,
yes ; it's old Giles, the preacher.' I then
found the Rev. Mr. Tedd aud without
telling him my errand showed him the
same pkolegrap'i and asked him the same
question, lie recognized it at once, said
he had married him" te JancE. Giles, who,
by the way, was no relation te him, and
took me te the church, 'where I saw the
record of the marriage. Mr. Tedd said thst
when Giles came there he was pretty well
dicsscd : that the woman was a geed
Christian, whom he shortly after deserted.
She had gene te Michigan, and he gave
me her address. I fixed Giles's identity
beyond a doubt, and left for home. Then
I wietc te Mrs. Giles in Michigan, telling
her that such a man had died, and asking
her if .c.he knew his wife. I said nothing
about the money. Herc'3 the first letter."
It was evidently the work of one net ac
customed te heldinga pen ; but the spell
ing was geed and the words well chosen.
She said she had married the Rev. J. L
Giles, told when and where, aud asked par-.
tlcula rly whether he was conscious when
he died, and what were his last words
"I want no much te knew," she wrote.
Did he have a decent burial, and
itene te mark his resting place."
In answer te a second letter from the
coroner, the following was received, the
place when it was written being with
held :
" Nev. 17, 1880.
"Mr. D. D. C.ONDEnsiRK SVr : I have
just received your letter, and hasten te
reply. I thank you from a full heart for.
the care you have taken of my peer hus
band's body, and also for the inteiest yen
manifest in my behalf. With reference
te the disposal of his remains, it is my
wishes that they have a decent burial in
your county, as I am net permanently
located, I am living with a married sister
and they contemplate removal. I have no
children, and Mr. Giles told mc that ours
was his first marriage. It was eight years
l'i 0111 the time wc first met, before our
marriage. lie came te me highly recem-
mended. His papers bore the names of
judges, ministers, and the then governor
of the state of Xew Yerk, all speaking
in the highest terms of him. The
only relative he ever spoke of te me was
his mother's sister, then living in
Oswfge with her two sons. The old lady
is, perhaps dead. Of my sufferings I will
net speaic mucn. They are known te Ued.
But be used te speak of it himself. He
said te me one day, 'Jennie, my conduct is
killing you. Yeu leek se pale.' If yen
knew your conduct is killing me, why
won't you de better? 'Well,' said he, iii
a light way. if you die before I de I'll sec
you buried.' I never had a penny of his
money while I lived with him. He was
fed and clothed at my expense, and lived
at my father's house, lie had at that
time nearly $4,000, counting them ever
every night and morning. At one time he
wished me te write te him at a place he
mentioned, and gave me a stamp te pay
the postage, but changing his mind, he
came home, and the first inquiry was for
the stamp. He took it and put it in his
pocket-book. That is all the money of his
that I ever handled. Oh, what geed did
his money de him ? When alive his treas
ure was en earth, and new hew peer he
must be, peer man ! I r.m glad you had his
.photograph taken. It leeks mere natural
than I would have thought it could. I
have a tin type likeness taken before we
were married. Jaxe F. Giles."
The coroner has several letters written
te Mrs. Giles by Jehn E. Giles, and found
in his papers. The writing was the sam
They are remarkable, as showing a spirit
of love and devotion and piety that cer
t duly seemed genuine. The writer of
these letters will seen be 111 Scbcuectady,
and will apply for letters of administra
tion en her husband's estate. Then the
trouble will begin. Mr. Thompson inti-
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her, and that it will be hard te prove her
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