Three things this week.
First: Elizabethtown native Philip Arnold believed in the business axiom: You’ve got to spend money to make money.
So, 140 years ago this month he and cousin John Slack traveled to England to buy $20,000 worth of uncut diamonds and rubies.
During the trip, Arnold went by the name Aundel, and Slack by Burcham. They were, needless to say, up to no good.