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TTTE ROCK TSITAXD ARGXTS, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1910.
Burglars Fay Early Morning
Visit to Place of Otto Ber
ner on Fifth Avenue.
CASH REGISTER REMOVED
Carried Into Alley and Opened, but
Only a Few Dollars Are Found
The Pacific saloon at 3104 Fifth ave
nue, run by Otto Berner, was broken
Into early this morning: and the cash
register taken from, the place and rob
bed. The burglars entered 'through a
window In the rear by breaking out a
. pane of glass. The rear door was then
unlocked from the inside, and the reg
ister, weighing close to 200 pounds,
was carried out in the alleyway behind
the building. The register was not
locked, as there were only a few dollars
of stamp money in it. The cash draw
er was easily opened, but lnsideof this
was another drawer which opens only
when a certain button is pressed. Ap
parently the burglars were not well
posted on the workings of the register,
because they were unable to fathom
the opening of this second drawer, and
supposing there was money in it, they
finally broke it open, only to be dis
appointed. . Damage Nominal.
When the bartender opened the sa
loon this morning he discovered that
the cash register was missing. Later
on it was found in the alley, apparent
ly in a dilapidated condition. A Care
ful examination showed, however, that
the damage to the register will not .ex
ceed $10. The police have been noti
fied of the burglary and they are hunt
ing for a clew, but the robbers left no
traces behind them as to their identity.
Prion Girls to Give Excursion.
The telephone operators at the
Union Electric Telephone exchange
The marriage of Charles Carroll Max
well 'and Miss Edna Julia Corken,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Corken, 71 G Fifteenth street, was sol
emnized last Saturday evening at the
rectory of Trinity Episcopal church,
Rev. Granville H. Sherwood officiating.
They were attended by John W. Cork
en and Miss Margaret Corken. After
a wedding dinner Mr. Maxwell and his
hride departed on a honeymoon trip to
New York city and other points in the
east. The bride for the past year made
her home in Chicago, and it was there
the met her future husband. Mr. Max
well is connected with the edtoral de
partment of the Chicago American.
Endowment Fund Society.
The Augustana College Endow
ment Fund society will be entertained
tomorrow afternoon at the home of
Mrs. E. F. Bartholomew, 741 Thirty
fourth street. She will be assisted by
her daughter, Mrs. K. T. Anderson.
Miss Iva Pearce will be the afternoon
URIDLY three facts
Btood forth in
Olivia's mind: She
loved him, he had
asked her to marry
him, and he had de
liberately d 1 s r e
garded an engage
ment with her and
gone motoring with
the visiting girl. .
Could she ever be quite happy with
Such a man? Surely his affection for
ier must be of a very flimsy quality,
lse he could never have been guilty
f such unmitigated rudeness or care
esBness. What the future might spell for her
a world in which he had no exist
ence Olivia did not once pause, to
consider. He had unhesitatingly fur
nished the index to that future, and
would not she be an Imbecile to ig
She dipped a determined pen In the
Ink. She had promised him her an
swer by Sunday, and although it was
six days ahead of time every hour of
delay seemed to her excited brain
mere senseless procrastination. She
"Monday, June 7.
"My dear Mr. Chadwick I find
that I have had all the time necessary
in which to make up my mind. We
are nottemperamentally suited to one
anither our standards are so very
different and I can never be your
wifef Most sincerely.
YTT4 i V. t. 111..
Tn r ir nr Tiro iiiiria sm on snn Ad
dressed her letter and laid it in the
basket to be posted.
She Bpent a chaotic day and a sleep
less night. On Tuesday morning a
tearful maid tapped at her door, ex
will give a moonlight excursion on the
steamer W. W. and barge next Mon
day evening, . and the occasion de
serves a liberal patronage.
TWO ARE SENT TO
Jerry Ilichtmeyer and Frank Frank
lin Convicted of Burglary Go
Jerry Richtmeyer and STank Frank
lin, found guilty of burglary by a jury
in the circuit court, were sentenced
to the penitentiary at Joliet today by
Judge V. H. Gest. E. W. Schoede
and D. W..Simonson, attorneys for the
defendants, presented a motion today
to the court in which a new trial was
asked on the grounds that the state's
attorney had ' used improper state
ments in his final plea to the jury and
that the evidence submitted did not
justify the verdict which was brought
back. The motion was overruled and
the sentence followed. Their terms
in the penitentiary are Indeterminate.
Two other sentences were also im
posed by the court today." One was
an order committing Arthur Burnwood
to Watertown hospital for the insane
and the other wa3 an order sending
Alonzo Hussey to jail on the charge
of robbery. The sentence was 6ix
months in jail and a fine of $100 and
costs to be worked out at the rate ol
$1.50 per day. This will keep the man
in prison for about 10 months. Burn
wood Is the lad who stole a wheel
lately and who got into so much
trouble prior to that time that it was
decided that his mind was affected.
The fire companies were called last
night to Thirtieth street and Eigh
teenth avenue to put out a fire in a
vacant lot where some grass was ig
nited. No damage.
Licensed to Wed
Otto A. F. Witzke Blue Island
Miss Mathilda Schumann. .Blue Island
Avon T. Lee Davenport
Mrs. Dora Timmson Davenport
entertainer, and she will give a pro
gram of readings.
Picnic at Campbell's Island.
The Christian Endeavor society of
the Memorial Christian church held a
picnic yesterday at Camphell's island.
The party left at 7 in the morning and
spent a happy day, taking dinner with
them. Fourth of July sports were en
joyed, games were played and bathing
Entertain for Visitors.
The Misses Cora and Clara Swisher,
at their home, 1020 Fourteenth street,
last evening entertained at a 6 o'clock
dinner in honor of the Misses Edith
and Frieda Becker of Chiskasha, Okla.,
who are guests of Miss Vera Yost.
Covers were laid for seven young lady
Bnsy Bee Sewing Circle.
The Busy Bee Sewing circle will
be entertained by Mrs. Pahl, 1528
Eighteenth avenue, Thursday after
noon. plaining that she had dropped the
iener in me mua wane crossing me
street to the mail box.
With a smothered sigh of relief
Olivia took the soiled and crumpled
letter from her hand and tossed it
into the trash basket. 3he had after
all written too hastily and leniently.
He should feel the force of her con
tempt for hi3 offensive r.ct, and a sec
ond time she wrote:
"Tuesday, June 8.
"Dear Mr. Chadwick Most as
suredly I can never marry you. The
fact that I have permitted you to
visit me occasionally does not in any
reason warrant your presumption in
seeking my hand.
"Please understand, once and for
all, that I belong to a conservative
race, and am not so easily picked up,
as, let us say, a girl of Mips Cadwal
lader's type. "Olivia Cartwright."
Olivia's Hps settled dangerously as
she scratched the famllicr address
across the envelope In defiant charac
ters. And lest there might be some
delay in getting her scathing reply to
its destination, she rang for Geralds,
the butler, and dispatched him at
once to the postoffice.
But scarcely had he disappeared
from view when the horrible thought
cams to Olivia that he m'ght think
she was Jealous. With faming cheeks
she caught up her hat and hurried
after the rapidly dimming form in the
She Intercepted him with his foot
on the postoffice step and took the
letter. She was too exhausted from
her walk (or run) and the excess of
her emotions to do anything else that
day, so she spent it in bed with a
The following morning, however,
she rose at 6, brave with determina
F. A. M'GINTY DIES
Bock Island Engineer Expires
in Chicago Hospital After '
RELATIVES RESIDE HERE
Enters Employ of Road as Boy and
for Past Five Years Has Had "
Hun in Illinois.
A well known former resident of this
city, Frank A. McGinty, died yesterday
afternoon at Mercy hospital in Chicago
after a brief' illness of Bpinal menin
gitis. He had enjoyed the best of
health up until three weeks ago.
Deceased was born in Plainfield, 111.,
Nov. 6, 1S80. At the age of 14 he mov
ed with his parents to Rock Island.
He attended the public schools here
and later entered the employ of the
Rock Island railroad. He had been em
ployed by the Rock Island 10 years.
The past -five years he served in the
capacity of engineer with a run out of
Chicago. He was a member of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
and the Brotherhood of Locomotive
The survivors are his parents; three
brothers, Thomas J., John and Bernard
McGinty, and two sisters, Mrs. E. C.
Schmitz, Peoria, and Miss Julia Mc
Ginty, at home. The body will arrive
in Rock Island this evening from Chi
cago and be taken to the home of the
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael McGin
ty, 2S02 Sixth avenue.
The funeral will be held from the
Sacred Heart church at 9 o'clock
Thursday morning. Rev. J. F. Lockney
will conduct the services. Burial will
be in Calvary cemetery.
BURKE IS BUSY
Springfield Prosecutor SaysxHe
Is Going After Legislature
Under New Head.
54 TYPEWRITERS STOLEN?
Alleged to Have Disappeared from
Statehouse After Close of the
Springfield, ni., July 5. The alleged
disappearance of 54 new typewriters
from the statehousa following adjourn
ment of the 46th general assembly and
padded pay rolls in the legislature will
be investigated by the Sangamon coun
ty grand Jury when that body recon
venes July IS after its recess.
Among the data relative to pay roll
stuffing which was placed before the
Peoria good government conference
last week by the City club of Chicago
were charges that during the last ses
sion one employe drew $3 a day for
winding a clock once a week; that 13
men were paid salaries for raising and
lowering windows in the two houses,
that a blacksmith 60 years old was on
the pay rool as a stenographer and
drew $3 a day, although he was in
Springfield only twice, and that four
times as many doorkeepers, Janitors
and policemen were on the salary
sheets as there were members of the
Will Sift the Charge.
State's Attorney Burke declared he
had received information concerning
the wholesale larceny of typewriters
before the charges were made by the
City club of Chicago, and that he would
tion, and went to her desk. This time
she wrote unconcernedly:
"Wednesday, June 9. Dear Rob
ert: I feel deeply honored by your
proposal, but after mature considera
tion I realize that I cannot conscien
tiously become your wife.
"Do not attempt to see me again.
That would only be an oro'.eal for us
both. This is ultimate. Yours, -"Olivia
This, mused Olivia, was better than
any recent effort. He could not pos
sibly read between the lines that she
felt the least bit wounded or piqued.
And the part about not attempting to
sift these charges,' with other leads he
has, when the grand jury Is in session
Mr. Burke refuses to divulge the
names of witnesses who will be sub
poenaed in this line of the Inquiry. He
'declares he has a -number of other
leads which he intends to bring to the
attention of the grand Jury concerning
the use of money in legislation and in
the election of Senator Lorimer.
Burke Line Up Witnesses.
While the gtad "Jury is In session
Prosecutor Burke will devote most of
his time in lining up his witnesses for
the final inquiry Into legislative cor
ruption. GRAND JURY MEETS;
State's Attorney Drafting Indict,
mente in Insurance Investi
gation. The grand Jury met this afternoon,
but was in session only about an hour
before adjournment was made. The
body will meet again next Tuesday,
and in the interim State's Attorney L.
M. Magill says he will be kept busy
drawing indictments In the fraternal
insurance scandal. Who the indict
ments will be directed against is not
announced, but the state's attorney
says that there will be a large number
of bills and that they will cover con
siderable ground. There were no wit
nesses on the stand today in the fra
ternal inquiry, and it is believed that
the investigation Is. about over. In
this case all there remains to do is to
draw the indictments and report them
to the circuit court.
THE WORD "GOWN."
It First Cam Into Us In th Four
Female costume in the tenth century
was classical in its simplicity. The
women wore long, loose, flowing skirts
reaching to the feet and a draped
"cote," or upper garment Chaucer, who
died in 1400, when Henry IV. was king,
frequently uses the word cote. In the
"Canterbury Tales he depict the ser-geantat-law
as 'wearing a "medley
eote, which no doubt means a coat
of many colors, while the miner be
describes as wearing "a whyte cote."
It was In the fourteenth century that
the word "gown" first came Into use.
An anonymous . author In no- mfid
words finds fault with the fashion of
his days. He writes that -"the com
mons were besotted In excess of ap
parel, la wide aurcoats reaching to
theJryJoyna. . some 4a; a garment reach
ing vr .their tfbeliVi close, before and.
strow1ftigrent;on.ta-sldev-so that on
the back ttuy'make men seem women,
and these they call by a ridiculous
As early as the twelfth century wom
en's cotes were made with trains, and
in the first quarter of the thirteenth
century a bishop moralizes early on
their vanity for wearing trained cotes,
some of which contained seven ells
and a half." Westminster Gazette. i
Th Dragon Fly.
The oldest extant poem about a drag
on fly is said to have been composed
1,440 years ago by the Emperor Yurla
ku of Japan. One day, while this em
peror was hunting, say the ancient
records, a gadfly came and bit his arm.
Therewith a dragon fly pounced upon
the gadfly and devoured it. Then the
emperor commanded his minis t era to
make an ode in praise of the dragon
fly. But as they hesitated bow to be
gin he himself composed a poem in
praise of the Insect, ending with the
Even a creeplns Insect
Waits upon the great Lord.
Thy form It will bear,
O Yarnato, land of th dragon flyl
And in honor of the dragon fly the
place of the incident was called Aklt-
suno, cr the moor of the dragon fly.
"A Japanese Miscellany."
see her again was sufficiently crash
ing in a dignified way to satisfy any
desire for retaliation she might have.
So, dressing herself quickly, she took
the letter and posted it with her own
The morning after, cs she sat
leaden-eyed and dispirited over a late
breakfast, her letter was returned to
MAID FOUND SHE HAD PAINTED.
her in an official envelope. She had
neglected to stamp it!
Of course it was all crumpled -nd
soiled from frequent handling, and
she must needs write the whole thing
over again. And on second reading
she concluded that It would be wisest
The Watch Tower
SASH PLANT RUNS
Rush of Orders Causes Abandonment
of Annual Custom of Local
I Owing to an unusual rush of or
ders the employes of the Rock Is
land Sash and Door works will not
have their customary summer layoff
this summer. Heretofore the plant
has been closed for a month to six
weeks each year, but this season the
management has decided that opera
tions shall continue without any ex
tended break. The only vacation of
the year is in progress now, begin
ning last Saturday and ending Thurs
day of this week.
SHOT FOR BRUTAL CRIME
German Subject Kxecuted by Chili
for Killing to Hide Robbery.
Santiago, Chile, July 5. William
to say nothing about his trying to see
her -or would not when he had learn
ed her decision. Again she sought
her desk and applied herself diligent
ly to her task.
"Thursday, June 10 Dear Robert:
After sifting matters thoroughly. I
find that I cannot make up my mind
to become your wife. Nevertheless, I
deeply appreciate the honor you have
conferred upon me by asking me to
share your future, and trust you may
come to take my view of it. Sincerely,
While she was sealing It there came
a timid tap on her door, and the maid
Concerts every day, afternoon and evening. Free ex
cept Tuesday and Friday when Petersen's Band plays,
then 10 cents.
Cool, shady, "House in the Woods," "With your peach
on the beach" and the water fine.
Petersen's Band, Wednesday and Saturday afternoon
Concerts every day this week,
Refreshments until 10 p. xa.
Beckert, former chancellor of the Ger
man legation, was shot today for the
murder of a Chilean messenger in 1900.
Beckert embezzled funds of the lega
tion and attempted to cover the crime
by making It appear he was burned to
death. He murdered a messenger and
left the body in the legation building,
at the same time disappearing him
self. He was captured before he could
leave the country.
Th Artist and th Critic
Sidney Cooper, the English artist,
happening one day to visit the Royal
academy, where some of his works
were on exhibition, while a couple of
critics were examining the pictures
strolled up to where they were stand
ing. At that moment the younger of
the two critics exclaimed, "Any ma
chine could turn out sheep like tbatr
Mr. Cooper put hU band in his pock
et, produced his card and. banding It
to the newspaper man, said, with grav
ity, "If you will kindly send that ma
chine to this address when completed
I'll send a check for $1,000 to the in
stitute for decayed journalists.
handed her a "special delivery" from
Chadwick himself. Olivia tore it open
with repressed excitement rid read:
"Dearest Girl Why cannot I see
you? I have haunted the house every
night since Sunday, only to be repeat
edly denied admission by that block
head of a Geralds.
"Now, I particularly wanted to pee
you to explain' about that engage
ment. Harris asked me to drive Miss
Cadwallader to Glenwood to meet
htm in the car, and it was not until
we had 6tarted that I recollected
about our arrangement to go over to
the iBland. You see, I am quite hon
est about having forgotten. I Would
not Insult you with any silly,
trumped-up excuse. But I came right
on here to explain end was refused an
"You're a very sensible girl, Olivia,
I know. In addition to being the
sweetest girl in the world, and I want
you to write a line right away say
ing that you understand and forgive
me. As always, "Bob."
"P. S. I am still eagerly awaiting
Olivia tore the letter into strips
while the scalding tears poured down
her cheeks. So he had "forgottea"
her! She stamped her foot, tore up
the letter she had Just finish-d writ
ing, and began afresh :
"Your own confession furnishes the
final straw. What sort of husband,
pray, do you imagine a lover that for
gets will make?
"Never attempt to commuicate
with me again."
But the deadly words were never
sent. Olivia swooned at her desk,
and when next she came to herself it
was Friday, and the morning sunlight
was painting golden pictures on the
walls of her room.
afternoon and evening.
THIRTY ICE CREAM
Louisville, July 5. Thirty persona
were poisoned after eating ice cream
at the home of J. W. Hands in a su
burb last night. It is feared three
may not recover.
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured H
Morton I lilll, of Lebanon, led.
says: "My wife had Inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and Joint;
her suffering was terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism, it
gave immediate relief and she was
able to walk about in three days. I am
sure it saved her life." Sold by Olto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue, Rock
Island; Gust Schlcgel & Son, 220 West
Second street, Davenport
When the white-capped nurse went
down for her tea she slipped quickly
out of bed and secured her portfolio
and scrawled In a weak, unsteady
"Friday, June 11 Dear Robert: 1
am sorry, but ny answer must be no.
We could ntver be happy together
under the cirruoifitancf s. Your feel
ings for me cannot really be genuine,
else that would never have occurred.
Instead of giving the letter to be
posted Mips Revell tucked It bacic in
the portfolio and Lrought her patient
an extra cup of broth.
That afternoon as Olivia sat
propped up on pillows by an open
window a familiar red car went
speeding past on the ..venue below
and she distinctly recognized Robert
Chadwick and Miss Cadwallader!
"At what time did you send the
letter I gave you. Miss Revell?" she
asked In a hard little voice.
"Why, I Javen't sent It at all
yet." was the reply.
Olivia made no response, but closed
her eyes with a deep r.lgh of content.
In a little while she slept smiling.
The following morning she was
much better and Miss Revell allowed
her to sit up with her r'tbes on. At
noon she walked downstairs to lunch
eon. At 1-sbe made her way into the
library and sat down at a writing
What If he had forgotten? That
was only human, and
She picked up a pen, stedled its
steel point musingly for a seconl,
"Saturday, June 12 Deareet
Bobby: I shall be waiting for
tonight dawn at th 'tryst.' Your
And that one went.