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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20. 190t.
SISTER IN PRISON
Rock Island Mn Flndu Her Srln
a Sentence orThlrly DJ t Dav
enport Following Her Arrei.
THREATENS HER WITH DEATH
Dramatic Scene When the Two Meet
at the Door of the House of
"If it were not for my wife and the
penitentiary str-ring me in the face, I
would kill you both!"
A worM of tragedy was wrapped tip
in this threat., shouted by a man with
a blanched fare who towered with up
lifted h;inds over the cowering form of
a slim girl, who covered h r faee with
her hands and shrank away from the
accusing form in front of her.
It was her brother who threatened
her with death.
The- scene where this tragedy of real
lif- was enaeted was the Davenport
house of detention, and for an aud
ience it had Matron Mill And a friend
or two who had been with her, and
before whose eyes the thrilling drama
v.. -is acted out before they had time
to leave. They will carry the picture
of it with them for a long time.
Arrralrrf With n rf.
Last Tuesday the papers recorded
the raiding by the police of the house
at. 71 Main street, where, among the
several inmates who were arrested
was a burly negro, named Walter Kcl
e, and a white girl who gave her
name as Vera Long.
Thursday afternoon when Matron
I Hit o'letier! tie- J.iot ol the house of
iletent inn in answer to a knock, she
found her callers a man from Rock
Island and two ladies, iiis wife and
the tatter's sister.
"Mavc you a girl here with ,"
and the man gave a description tally
ing with that of the girl who had t ail
ed herself Vera Lmg.
"Why do you wish to know?" asked
"I lear she is my sister." replied the
man. his face working with emotion.
"I certainly hop.- not. for your
sakes." said Mrs. f fill, impressed with
the evident respectability" of her call
ers. They were invited into the reception
loom and some one was sent for V ra.
A moment later the door from the cell
corridor opened and she : tppM into
.lr! Mirlnka from llim.
''Frieda!" it was her brother who
f.hotited the name, as he rose from his
chair with a ghastly face, like one
stricken unto death. The girl was
even more surprised and refre:fe(' to
the wall as if she too saw an appari
tion. The man followed her.
"Where's the nigger'.'" he shouted.
"On the rockpiie, said someone.
The girl had lost her voice.
"How could you?" he persisted.
"Mail you forgotten your home, your
mother, who reared us in the path of
right '.' Cod help her it" she must knov
f t ti i I feel as if I must kill you
both! If it wasn't for my wife and
(he penitent iaty staring me in thw
face, I would wipe out your disgrace
by killing you both."
Some time later, when the man's
wife and sister had m -reeded in quiet
ing him. and the girl had been taken
from the room, he was aide to tell his
story to the m tt ton.
"Frieda's mot lev i -; in Oklahoma."
he said. "Vera long is not her name.
I live in Koek Island. We formerly
lived in Iowa City, and Frieda came,
from there to my home and then came
to Pavetiport and we had word from
her that she was vc rking over here.
until iil Hcll.-r II Wan Mir.
t "Someone read the story ol" the raid
' in the paper ami told me that they
was iiiv sistt r who was ar-
re ten. 1 was at my work when they
tobl iiH . I could not bil:eve it. but
f it I must lind out, so I told my cm
p!oy ; I had been called home and
hurried there and lold my wife ami
her sisier (hat we must rome right
over !i. I'avcnpori and see if Frieda
was in trouble. My Cod! 1 never ex
peeled to lind her under such circum
stances and until s!ie came through
that door 1 did not believe it was she."
The brother and her relatives will
send the i r I to her mother in Okla
hi'tna as soon as In r day sentence
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tr w yF- mm l l-
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THOUGHT FAN A SQUEAKER
Boss Leaves Orders to Oil It Cricket
Found Behind the Counter.
A clerk in a second avenue store,
when he opened up for business the
other morning, found a note from the
boss instructing him to oil the gearing
of the ceiling fan. that it was squeak
ing annoyingly. The clerk obeyed or
ders. But the squeak did not disap
pear. An electrician, who had installed
the fan, was summoned. He said there
was all the oil that was needed. The
fan was in perfect running order so
far as he was able to ascertain. The
squeaking was not in evidence during
the day. The fan would run as smooth
ly as could be desired until the boss
was left alone at night. Then it would
commence-, and would nearly drive him
out of the place. The man who put
the machine in was appealed to again.
He came iti the evening. He got his
ar close to the machine and diseov
red that the noise came fnmi another
direction. The cricket was found be
hind the counter.
ON THE OWL CAR.
He sat in a seat by himself. His
eyes were half closed and there was a
Btnile on his face. The last hooker
was just beginning to get in its work.
There was a phony diamond on his
left hand, but the clothes had the ap
pearance of having been worked over
lime. Two blocks from the bridge
more passengers: blew in. A lad
dropped in the seat alongside the
rounder with the bun. They were dis
cussing a Koek Island Springfield base
ball game. The one with the package
opened one eye and threw a glance at
the fans. There was something said
bout a heavy hitter fanning when men
were on base and a run would have
tied up the score. This roused the
"Say, boys, listen to your Uncle
Kreddv for a minute while vou are
alking baseball." he said. I hrowing one
rm over the back of the seat to brace
himself. "When you talk baseball you
are getting on my busy wire. 1 know
so much about the game that I do not
know where to start to discuss it. Me?
Of course you don't know me. But
that's all right. I was a veteran in
the game before you youngsters had
i voice in the community. You have
t pitcher over in your town. I am
told, who has been trying to outshine
the record set by old (y Young. They
say he came pretty close to beating
it. too. Well, that is going some, of
ourse, lint siiy, I don't like (o talk
ibout myself, and I don't want to be
lle the performances of I lie men
who are doing the pitching these days.
nit. say. if I was to show you the.
ecords of some of the games I twirled
back in the 7"'s you would swear thai
I was not in my right senses. Where
lid I play? Well, you don't suppose
I'm going to let you know as much
ibout this little affair as I do myself.
You ought to be satisfied to hear what
I did. Listen: Not a man got a hit.
there was not a base on balls, not a
man got in the way of the ball, and
there were just I t balls pitched.
That's me. That was the best I ever
did. I pitched no hit g;imes without
number. That happened in a small
town not a thousand miles from here.
hut it was so long ago that it is diffi
cult to induce people to believe that it
actually occurred. That season I
cleaned up $:;.n'M. I made money so
fast in my baseball days I was afraid
to put it all :n one bank."
The conductor interrupted the con
versation and asked for fares. The
erstwhile pitcher fingered at his vest
pockets, and in his trousers, but could
not meet the nirkil that he was in
"Thank you. boy. I'll remember you
for that. You see I have plenty of
the cush. but I thought I had a nickel
somewhere on me. It's very annoying,
you know, to a conductor to have a
hiij bill flashed on him during a rush.
Well. I cut out the pitching game after
seven years at it. I had enough to lay
back on my oars a:iu take it easy. I
had a bunch of farm land that was
raising pa ing crops. There was a
friend of mine in the town who had
become Interested in a western mining
proposition. Hi' was making money
fast, he told me. He and I had been
sparking the same bundle of calico
say pass nie tne inahin s. tnanks. tie
showed me how I could double my
wealth in a short while. I didn't see
how I could lose. I pushed the whoh
pile in. Finally I went west to inves
tigaTe. I learned t'lat my friend did
not have a dollar in the mine. He
was simply an agent. I lost every
dollar I had. He knrw I would do ir.
That was his gnnie. He married the
girl. I have i:eer pone back to the
burg. IK re I am. fellows. But, say.
on the level. I'm going to cut out the
boize. Oh. I forgot to tell you that
my friend".-; wife has blown him. That
girl was too good for him; that's no
lie. She is visiting over the river
Tomorrow I'm goirg to brace up and
call on her. I wonder if she would
be glad to see me."
At Twenty-fourth street he whirled
into the darkness. No one knew who
he was. No one knew where he came
from. No one knew where he was
Mrs. C. E. Perry. Bloomington Af
ter years of suffering with headache
and stomach troubles. I was complete
ly cured with Hollister's Rocky Moun
tain Tea. Gained it pounds in tight
weeks. T. H. Thomas' pharmacy.
GIFT FROM A LADY
One Who Wishes to be Known SI hj
ply aa a Friend Donates $1,000
to the V. M. C. A.
OTHERS MUST GIVE HELP
Amount Will Be Paid in January if
Balance of Debt is Met By
General Secretary J. H. Keyser of
the Y. M. C. A. has received a letter
from a lady in the city of which the
following is an extract: "Feeling a
deep interest in our Rock Island Y. M.
C. A., and realizing its needs. I offer
to pay the above named association
January, 1S5, fl.t'OO, if by that time,
the balance of the debt with Interest,
be not only pledged but fully paid, oth
erwise I must withdraw tiiis offer."
The author requests that she be
known as a friend, hence the asso
ciation withholds her name and states
that she has for years been actively
interested in the work of the associa
tion and general Christian wort of
Immediately upon receipt of fhe
proposition, the board of directors met
and accepted the conditions, am
placed the matter in the hands of a
special committee consisting of Pres
ident II. B. Hayden, Treasurer II. K.
Walker and E. B. McKown to prepare
plans for a thorough canvass to se
cure the gift.
Upon completion of the building sev
eral years ago the association was
compelled to place a mortgage of
$x.mmi upon its property to cover im
collectable subscriptions and extra
work not previously provided for.
Intercut ft Ilrnvy Drain.
The annual interest charge has been
a heavy drain upon the income of the
association, handicapping the regular
work and preventing new lines of work
which were possible. Twelve thous
and dollars will be needed to meet all
outstanding obligations, necessary re
pairs and improvements.
An opport unity 'is now presented to
the friends of the association to rally
to its aid and secure this liberal gift,
wiping out its debt and enabling the
association to broaden its field of op
eration. STORIES OF STAGE
Aug. 24. An Aristocratic Tramp.
Aug. 27. Two Little Waifs.
Aug. 2. For Mother's Sake.
Aug. 20. "A Little Outcast."
Mabel Bert, who created the char
acter of the mother of Hur in "Ben-
iliir," will continue in this role the
lining season. Miss Bert has played
this role more than l,40u times.
William Farnnm, who made a wide
reputation in the title role of "Ben-
Hur," will play an important part in
Joseph Brooks' production of C. T.
Uazey's new play. "Home Folk," to
Se produced in December.
"An Aristocratic Tramp," one of
those high toned fellows you have read
about in picture books, will make his
firsl annual appearance at the Illinois
next Wednesday. "Two Little Waifs"
comes Saturday, matinee and night
John J. McNally has completed the
scenaraio of "The Ham Trie." the
musical farce in which Klaw & Er
langer will star the famous black faee
comedians, Mclntyre & Heath, the sea
son opening a year hence. This will be
one f the largest productions in this
field of amusement that Klaw & Kr
huiger have ever made. They have
already begun making engagements for
Klaw & Erlanger will be the most
important theatrical patron of the rail
roads this season. When their "Mother
Goose " company leaves for St. I.ouis.
where they will open at the Olympic
theatre Sept. -4, they will require
seven O.Vfoot special baggage
cars. and accommodations for SSS
people. When the "Ben-Hur" com
pany leaves for Milwaukee, where it
opens Sept. "i, they will require nine
baggace cars and transportation for
225 people. The tours of both these
companies during the season will be
very extended and their transportation
will add thousands to railroad earn
ings. Besides these Klaw & Erlanger
will have will have six other big com
panies en tour. Klaw A: Erlanger s
companies are the largest touring or
canizations in this country.
William C. Sen rode, the clown and
pantomimist, has been engaged by
Klaw & Erlanger for their coming pro
duction of the latest Hrury I.ane spec
tacle. "Humpty-Dumpty," which will be
given its premiere at the New Amster
dam thea're in New York early in the
season. It will be a larger production
than any of its predecessors from
Drury Lane, both in scenic effects and
company. Mr. Schrode will play the
ti'le role and Mr. Rice, of the comedy
acrobatic team of Rice and Prevost,
will play "Humpty's brother." This
will be the first production made in
many years in which clowns have been
a center of interest and will revive
memories of the famous George I
Fox, a favorite of past generations.
George Sonquest. the wonderful aerial-
ist and stage-trap performer from the
London Drury Lane theatre, cast as
the mysterious demon, a part which
takes the place of the harlequin of the
old days, will prove another feature
of unusual interest. Trick scenery of
a most ingenious and complicated char
acter will be introduced in the funny
comedy situations. While trick scenery
in pantomime has been used on the
American stage, nothing like the ef
fects that will be seen in "Humpty-
Dumpty" have ever been attempted
in this country.
Nat Goodwin will sail from Kng
laud Sept. 7, and will begin rehearsals
of his new comedy, "The I'surper,"
bv I. N. Morris. Thursday the Kith.
He will open his season at Power's
theatre, Chicago. Monday, Oct. '.). His
New York engagement will be played
at I he Knickerbocker theatre, begin
ning 2X. After his New York run he
will tour the principal cities, playing
the Pacific coast late in the spring.
tiding his season the the latter part
of June. His entire company has been
engaged and will present a roster of
very strong names. Mr. Goodwin is
very enthusiastic over his new play.
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