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(Rio Grande Bridge) ^ Samuel Campbell, an engineer from Bridgeton, Is making measurements for a new bronze pivot for tbe Rio Grande avenue drawbridge. The old one is badly worn down. The repair ing operations are interfering very little with traffic, though the workmen may have to rip up the decking for awhile in order to get at the machin ery underneath. Harry Dick, the official custodian of the bridge, will have a helper soon. Mr. Dick says that in the winter it is not so bad working 24-hour shifts, but that in the summer the boats some time keep him out all night. At the time he was interviewed, eleven o’clock in the morning, he said 30 boats had already been through the bridge, some of them at a very early hour, and the boats kept him up till late the night before. The three Reach brothers, accom panied by their wives and Captain Himmelein, took out their new boat the other day to go fishing by the Stone Pile. They didn’t catch any fish because their wives fed the fishes so they wouldn’t bite on ordinary bait. And to make mattery worse, they ran out of gasoline and had to row ashore to replenish their tank. Wilmont Dick, who keeps the Mag nolia City grocery store, is building a new garage for his flivver, adjacent to his house, out of lumber from the old Rio Grande bridge. That's senti ment fc you! And economy. The William Stratton family is down for the summer. Fred Stechner brought down a load of 14-foot planks from Camden in his 1913 model flivver. He was accom panied by his nephew. Miss Nance Kucaer nas raoveu uu»u for the summer with her pet pup. She is very much put out because our rivals, the Sun-Tribune, didn’t mention the pup, which is the champion rat killing terrier of Magnolia City. Many dead rats have been found since Miss Rucker and her ferocious poodle have arrived. Mr. Sheridan, a shoe dealer from Camden,.landed in town last Thursday to open up his new home. Frank Ryan will be married on the twenty-fifth of this month to a young lady from Clementon at his home, the Frank cottage. The property owners in the draw bridge section are fighting hard to get street lights. They claim that that strip of road is dangerous for automo biles after dark. Sam Johnson, well known sport and sea captain of Camden, will soon have his boat ready to take out crabbing parties. INDICTMENTS 1)0 NOT PROVE GUILT It would be well for those who are convinced that the Cape May County Board of Freeholders, and many other of the county’s hitherto most respected citizens, are all crooks and should be Jailed, that indictments do not prove guilt, and that the indicted, or accused, is innocent until proven guilty—and the burden of proof is on the state. Anyone, no matter how innocent of any wilful crime might be indicted. The Grand Jury is given only one side of a case, and from the evidence thus submitted makes its presentment. The proof that the accused really has com mitted the crime for which he is in dicted, must be furnished by the ac cuser in open court, and it must be proof “beyond a reasonable doubt”— to quote the language of the law. Many persons—yes, by far the vast majority of persons—look upon an in dictment of a person as positive evi dence of his guilt, and are prejudiced against the indicted one. This is not just, and should not be. An indicted person is just as hon orable and just as much entitled to the respect of his fellow-man as one who . is not accused—until he is proven guilty. And this is the work of the legally constituted courts, and not the court of public opinion. Let us, above all, be fair, and with out prejudice or malice bear with the conditions as they are until such time as the courts have acted.—Cape May County Times. LEGION MAN HEADS STATE CON STABULARY The appointment by Governor Ed wards of Capt. Herbert B. Schwartz kopf, of Newark, as head of the new State Constabulary, has been unani mously confirmed by the Senate. This is unique in that it is an appointment where politics was absolutely “ta booed.” Capt. Schwartzkopf is 26 years of age and graduated from West Point in 1917 as a lieutenant. He was as signed to drill a company for over seas duty and showed wonderful apti tude in the handling of men, being sent over with the brigade with which he was first attached. He was gassed and decorated for bravery in action, being promoted to captain for showing unusual valor under fire, having gath ered his men together after all his superior officers had fallen, and lead ing them on to victory. When the position was offered Capt. Schwartzkopf he refused unless it was absolutely without political strings and that he be allowed to select his own men, claiming that efficiency could be had only by action and not from political “pull.” This was agreed to and the appointment was made. The new State Constabulary is to be made up of service men, who must pass the civil service examination, but their service record is to speak far! more tha^i book education. (©. 1921, Western Newspaper Union.) When the boarding house servant announced Dick Mansfield. Maggie put aside the letter over which she had been puzzling and went to the door of her hall bedroom. Next moment she was in Dick’s arms. "Heigho! Same old hall room!” said Dick, taking his seat beside her. • Say, Maggie, how would you like to come west with me next Friday?" “West, Dick?” Maggie Durham ex claimed. “West’s what I said,” Dick an swered. "I’ve got a chance to buy a farm in Texas—five hundred down and the rest on mortgage. Then we can get married and start out to make a home for ourselves. You know Mag gie, dear,” he continued, in a whisper of exultation, “I’ve got twelve hundred dollars saved now.” They had been engaged two years. Maggie earned eighteen dollars a week as stenographer to Mr. Burman, of the great department store, and Dick twenty as a clerk In the Iron works corporation. And they had been sav ing ever since they were engaged. “I mean, Maggie, with your five hun dred,” Dick volunteered. “And we can start In on that and make our way. Is It all right?” “But Dick. I—” "But Maggie, you know now Mr. Burman's dead you won’t have such prospects as you thought. He took a fancy to you, but his head man dis likes you, you told me, and I guess you’ll find the future won’t be so bright as you hoped. Come, throw It up and let’s get married. She would not give him her decision. She would let him know the next Sun day, she said. Left alone, Maggie pulled out the letter again and began studying it. It was from Mr. Burman’s lawyer and It hinted at something that she had nev er Imagined in her wildest dreams. And she was to be at the Burman mansion on Madison avenue at noon the following day. The next morning, a few minutes be fore the appointed hour, Maggie Dur ham was shown into the splendidly furnished drawing room. Mrs. Bur man was seated In an arm chair, her handkerchief to her eyes. Upon the sofa, side by side, were the Misses Burman. The lawyer, Henry Altemus, rose nervously out of his chair to meet her. When he presented her the women made only the slightest inclina tion of their heads. “Ahem 1 Miss Durham, it is my duty to give you some very painful in formation," the lawyer began. “Miss Durham,” he began, “how 'ong have you worked in Mr. Burman’s •tore?” “Three years,” said Maggie. “You began as a cash girl and had phenomenally rapid rise, I believe?” Maggie nodded. “Taught myself stenography and worked up," she an swered. “Miss Durham,” said Mr. Altemus, “on going through Mr. Burman's priv ate papers we find that he was—er— married before." “We hope so,” interposed the widow. “And, to be brief, that you are Mr. Furman’s daughter. Maggie looked at the lawyer and at rhe widow and at the prim faces of the two girls. "Why didn’t he recognize me?” she :sked. "Because,” said the lawyer, “Mr. ilurman had a position in life which bad to be maintained. And you were he fruit of a mesalliance, a Juvenile 'ndlseretion. "I see,” said Maggie. “So he put the ■esponslbillty on my mother. Where 's she?” “She died when you were bom. And now the point is this: Mr. Burman has left you an annual income of seven thousand dollars, to be held In trust for you, upon two conditions. First, that you agree to go to a school In Paris which has been selected for you, and to remain there two years. Secondly, that after you have been polished, you will reside with Mrs. Burman as her niece, and that no hint of the se cret ever passes your lips, under pen alty of forfeiting your income. Ah, by the way, there is a third condition, but it is too unimportant to lay much stress upon it I believe you have considered yourself engaged to a worthy young man by the name of Mansfield? A mere clerk, I think. Of course that episode is ended now and forever. All that is now requisite is that you sign a document which I have here embodying these terms. Here is the paper.” He began shuffling among the sheets upon the table. Maggie rose up. “Good-bye, Mr. Altemus," she said. She bowed to the widow and her daughters. “Eh?" said the lawyer. “Declined with thanks,” said Mag gie. “Do you think I’d sell myself into slavery for the pleasure of mix ing with your crowd?” she demanded. “Why, there isn’t a drop of real blood in your veins.” “Mercy!” ejaculated the widow, fanning herself briskly. “Do you think you can get the release signed for certain, Mr. Altemus?” “If she doesn’t change her mind,” murmured the lawyer. “Im afraid—” But he had nothing to be afraid of, for Maggie was at that moment tele phoning to Dick Mansfield in a public booth. “Dick! Hellc, Dick!" she called. “It’s all right, Dick, dear. I’ll make It ! Friday." / i OTTENS HARBOR Mrs. V. A. Fernhaugh, of the Ven tina cottage on the Harbor front, spent a few days In the city. George Schrieber, of Philadelphia, spent a few days visiting his sister, Mrs. S. W. Estlow, at the Ottens office on the harbor. Mr. Hefter spent Sunday w’ith his wife in their cottage on the harbor. Edward Frost spent Sunday in his cottage on West Montgomery avenue. S. W. Estlow, the Ottens agent at the harbor, spent Sunday and Monday in Philadelphia on business. Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson have just shipped furniture and equipment from Philadelphia for their new cottage, 4600 Park boulevard, which has Just been completed. , Miss Nellie Hall, of West Philadel phia, a purchasing agent for H. H. Ottens, is having a bungalow erected at Park boulevard and Taylor avenue. When it is finished it will add greatly to the appearance of that section. G. P. Apgar will move his household goods from Camden to his new Wild wood bungalow which has just been built. John Bulmer and family, and his brother, Albert Bulmer, have opened their adjoining bungalows at Park boulevard and Baker avenue for the season. Lida Knowles, of Reading, Pa., is the guest of her uncle, Charles An drews. John Trainor spent the week-end in his bungalow on West Davis avenue. Sport skirts in flannel, baronet satin, kumsi kumsa and all latest materials, at the Fashion Shop.—adv. SHRINK CLUB TO BE ORG.WIz/l) An organization meeting to organ ize a Shrine Club to be called the Wildwood Shrine Club of Cape May County, New Jersey, was, through the tireless efforts of Edwin B. Fagan, called last Monday evening in the of fices of Fagan and Whitley, Inc., at the corner of Sweet Briar road and Pacific avenues. The organizers have gotten together and expect to organize a club that Cape May County and all Shrinedom will be proud of. They are making an appeal to all Nobles of the county to assist in for warding the movement, and will ap preciate the co-operation of all Shrin ers in, the outlying county. Those present at the meeting and who are floating petitions for charter membership are: Edwin B. Fagan, chairman, Wild wood Crest. Augustus Hell, secretary, Wildwood. Nbbles: Frederick Himmelein, Rob ert Latimer, Forrest M. Rich, Robert Pierpont. A get-together and organization meeting will be held in Hunt’s Avenue Theatre on Friday evening, June 10th. This is an opportunity for Shrine dom to place upon the map both county and municipalities in which the organization will have its head quarters. Bring along a noble and yourself as some mighty good speakers will be heard. TV2 H. P. Mianus marine engine for sale. In good order. $100. Apply Sing ley’s boat yard, North Wildwood, both phones.—adv. BOY SCOUTS TO CAMP Through the efforts of Senator Wil liam H. Bright, arrangements have been made to have the local troop of Boy Scouts camp at the state forest preserve in Sussex County for the week beginning July 11th. Senator Bright has reecived word from Alfred Gaskill, of the State Board of Con servation in charge of forests, that they would be glad to have the boys there for the week and commended the idea very highly. ■ The trip will be made by auto the entire distance of 200 miles, covering from practically the southern point to the northernmost end of the state. Arrangements are being made for the trip and citizens will be asked to donate the use of cars for the week for the trip. The Senator will accompany the boys, as will also Scoutmaster Court land Steelman, and it is hoped other officers will be able to go. The trip will be so arranged that his toric points of interest will be visited both going and returning. We hope to tell more next week. Have you tried our famous sodas and sundaes? They are delicious. Leedom’s Pharmacy, Burk and Pacific avenues. 5-2 7-2t [j NEW GARAGE OWNEK Marian Pyott, of Island Heights, is the name of the purchoser of Sheppard W. Coombs’ Palace Garage, corner Pine and Pacific avenues. Mr. Pyott is said to be an experienced man in the automobile line. He is expected to take possession of the property in the very near future. While no exact fig ures are obtainable, it is rumored that the transfer of the title will involve a sum close to $22,000 for building and ground. This is one of the most valu able corners in Wildwood. COTTAGE SOLD Martin VanBuren Kelley and his wife, Agnes Kelley, purchased recently from Mrs. Catherine W. Johnson, the double cottage at 119-121 East Spicer avenue. Mr. Kelley and his wife come from Pennsgrove. Mrs. Johnson is the wife of Edward M. Johnson, Sr., presi dent of the Wildwood Board of Educa tion. This property was formerly iwned by Mrs. Sophia Schrank. “WAY DOWN EAST” Last Friday the Lumley Stock Com pany presented “Way Down East” at the Casino Theatre. Hereafter the company will play at Blaker’s Theatre instead of the Casino. The play is one of the best known ever shown on the American stage. As the name suggests, it has to do with rural life in New England. The theme is a love story. “Way Down East” was President McKinley’s favorite play. Recently David Wark Griffith pro duced it in motion pictures, and it was heralded as the greatest production ever made by that greatest of all di rectors. On its first showing in New York tickets sold for $10 a seat—the greatest price ever asked for admis sion'to a motion picture. Mr. Lumley, who played the leading role, was very ill the night of the per formance in Wildwood and was forced to be seated most of the time on the stage. A doctor was in attendance. The cast was: Louisa Bartlett.Marie Lumley Squire Bartlett.W’alt Williams Hi Holler, the hired man, George Clifford Martha Perkins, the gossip, Fern Chandler Kate Brewster.Adelaide Bemis Anna Moore.Laura Hill David Bartlett .Ben Lumley Lennox Sanderson . Jack Berry Professor Sterling ..George Randolph This week the Lumley Stock Com pany will present “The,Lottery Man.” Although this is not one of the latest of plays, still it is without question one of the funniest comedies ever writ ten and also one of the cleanest. The plot deals with a young man who is greatly in need of financial aid. With out* thinking of the consequences he offers to give himself to the lucky woman who holds the ticket for him in the lottery he plans to stage. With no one dependent on him and without any love ever having entered his life . he feels sure that the venture will be a success financially and he never dreams that the unexpected will hap pen. However, as it always does, Fate takesAl hand and brings his ideal girl on the scene. He does all he can to make her get the ticket which will give him to her as a husband, but the ticket happens to go to—but there. It wouldn’t be fair to tell you and so spoil it for you. Just plan to get your tickets and seats in time for next Friday evening at Blaker’s Theatre and you will be assured of witnessing one of the brightest comedies ever coming from an American play right’s pen. To those who saw Wal lace Reid in the picture sometime ago the play will hold special interest; but whether you have seen the picture or not you are assured of a very pleasant evening. Sweaters, dresses, boys’ suits, socks, Sealpax undies, at the Jack and Jill Shop, Wildwood avenue.—adv. FOR SALE Ice Box, Peanut Machine, Butter Kiss Popcorn Machine, Waffle Machine, Show Cases, Doggy Plate, Counters, Cots, Tables, etc. Mrs. F. Purdy 119 E. Wildwood Ave. Hunt's THEATRES PROGRAM WEEK OF JUNE 13th CASINO THEATRE MONDAY, June lSth CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG in “Straight From Paris” Torchy Comedy, ‘Torchy’s Knighthood’ TUESDAY, June 14th MARION DAVIES in “Buried Treasure” Vitagraph Comedy, “His Jonah Day” WEDNESDAY and THUHSDAY June lath anil lath WILLIAM DeMILLE’S “Wliut Every Woman Knows” With Conrad Nagel and Lois Wilson FRIDAY, June 17th The Wonder Picture “KAZAN” SATURDAY, June ISth The Paramount-Cosmopolitan Pro duction “PROXIES” SUNDAY, June lDtli CONSTANCE BINNY in “The Magic Cup” BLAKER’S THEATRE MONDAY and TUESDAY June ISth ami 11th The Famous Players-Lasky Company presents “THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM” WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY Thomas Meighan with Lila Lee and Gladys George in “The Easy Road” FRIDAY, June 17th THE LUMLEY STOCK CO. In REPERTOIRE SATURDAY and 8UNDAY June ISth and 19th Your Last Opportunity to See “KAZAN” Added, Charlie Chaplin in “The Bank" COMIQUE THEATRE FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY June 17th, ISth and )9th Gladys LesUe and Creighton Hale in “A Child For Sale” ALL PERFORMANCES START BY DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME HOTEL OPEXS JUXE 80TH The Hotel Cape May, renewed, refitted and virtually refurnished throughout, will open Thursday, June 30th and will entertain for a few days thereafter the members of the Mary land Bar Association during their an nual outing. The hotel this summer will be under the personal direction of C. B. Knott, who assumes it with the title of lessee-manager. Mr. Knott was formerly general manager ofV[ Mr. Flagler’s hotels of the Flor«a East Coast and more recently pro. prietor and manager of the O-to-sa-ga at Cooperstown, N. Y. Mr. Knott brings with hint a staff of employees many of whom are from his previous organizations.—Cape May Star - • Wave. and Model brassieres in sizes at The Fashion Shop.—adv. 32 to 54. GANSER’S BAKERY IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS, WITH A FULL LINE OF Bread Rolls Buns Pies and Fancy Cakes 4406 PACIFIC Avenue Between Montgomery and Davio Aves. H. GANSER, Prop. KEYSTONE PHONE 807-A-3 The Acme Express EXPRESS AND GENFRAL HAULING HAULING TO AND FROM WILDWOOD GIVEN PROMPT ATTENTION ERM .A., UST. J. Service and Satisfaction Rates Reasonable O’DANIEL’S Dry Goods and Notion Store Cor. Oak & Pacific Aves. olpen Evenings Latest Arrivals in Charming New Dresses Different, yes! Because they are Better than ever In Fine Organdies, Voiles, Dotted Swiss and Ginghams All Shadings and Youthiul Styles and Lowest Prices NEW SPORT HATS for Summer Wea All Latest Creations NEW SHIPMENT OF SHIRTWAISTS They are Beaatles, and Wonderful Valncjs. Ail Sizes, np to 52 LADIES’ UNDERWEAR GOWNS, ENVELOPE CHEMISE BLOOMERS STEP-INS AND CAMISOLES In fine Nainsook, Long Cloth, Wash Satins and Crepe de Chines DRAPERY DEPARTMENT MARQU1 ETTE, DOTTED SWISS ai pCRIM CURTAINS $1.50 to $5.00 a Pair CRETONNES, PONGEES AND TAPES TRIBJS AT LOWEST PRICES Full Line of Thomson “Glove Fitting” and Bon Ton Corsets an Brassieres, Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Crpchet Cottons and Knittin Yarns. I AGENTS FOR PICTORIAL REVIEW PATTERNS Electric Washing Machines For your service this Summer. The bette makes WC sell, because we do not want yo to have any trouble with your clothes washin equipment while the rush is on. See the new “ Laundryette dries clothe without Wringer. Consult us about your Washer, your Ironit Machine, your Vacuum Cleaner, or your Dis Washer. Get your work done by Electricity and sa1 your health, for good health is what we a want. 4 WEST JERSEY ELECTRIC CO.