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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 07, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 30',
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BURGLARS GET FORTUNE IN
GEMS FROM MRS. ARMOUR
Chicago's record-breaking burglary
happened last night when two men
got over the high pointed spears of
J. Ogden Armour's -fence at 3724
Michigan av., ran fast in cat-foot
style to the carriage entrance, cut the
phone wires, opened windows and
went up the stairs to Mrs. Armour's
What happened after that nobody
but the burglars and the people in
the Armour house know. Mrs. Ar
mour says a knock came at the door
of her bedroom, which on Prairie av.
is called a "boudoir."
When Mrs. Armour opened the door
she saw a masked man. She threw
herself against the door and tried to
shut it The man stuck his foot
through the door. A second man
hurled himself against the door and
the two broke in. Then, says Mrs.
Armour in an exclusive interview
printed in the Tribune:
"He raised a billy. He brought the
billy down on top of my head and I
can feel the bump. I called for help.
Three servants came running into my
Chicago knows fairly well that two
burglars with nerve enough to break
into the house of Chicago's richest
multi-millionaire, burglars armed
with revolvers and billies, know how
to keep one woman from calling for
Mrs. Armour says the burglars
talked "in a very slangy way" and
there was much "conversation"
about where she keeps her jewels.
When she told them she left most of
her jewels up at her Lake Forest
home one of the burglars hissed:
"111 knock your teeth down your
throat if you don't tell me where the
This sounds like a real burglar.
Hearst's Examiner, with its usual
story on a thing like this, quotes tne
burglar as saying in gentleman style
"I'll be compelled to shoot you If
you don't be quiet"
Well, they got $7,500 of jewels, tlia
monds, sapphires, and platinum and
pearl stuff. The special armed guard,
paid by the beef trust king to watch
the house missed seeing the burglars
come over the high-spear fence. Four
armed housemen say and heard noth
ing. The city police department had a
wagonload of coppers on the job a
half hour after the house was jobbed.
Lieut Golden is quoted in the Herald
as saying the robbers "evidently had
planned the job carefully." His the
ory is that the robbers didn't just hap
pen to be passing and decide all of a
sudden to step in and ask Mrs. Ar
mour' about her jewels. Also Lieut
Golden -is quoted in the Herald:
"They must have-climbed onto the
porch: and then cut'the screen in the
window on the north- side. We have
.to Mrs. Armour:
Helen Tom, it's all very well to.
talk like that, but do vou think for',
one moment we can safely try to live
on love and kisses.
Tom They are the only things
nowadays that are not adulterated.
Greece wants to float a loan.
Greece should be smooth enough to