April 3 1906 (a Tuesday)
ENOUGH IS ENUF: The Carnegie Simplified Spelling Board has published a couple of circulars, one of which contains a list of suggested spellings. The Post-Standard (Syracuse) provides some examples: confest, tho, thoro, cutlas, discust, fantom, thoroly, thru, thruout, altho and kist. It's suggested by Andrew Carnegie (shown here), or as one wag puts it, ANDROO KARNAYGEE. Xtra letrs won't be mist. It mite work.
BIG HEIST IN MINNEAPOLIS: One of the nation's slickest thieves has evidently been apprehended, police say. For now, he is known as Thomas J. Wainwright. The victim was Dr. Nicholas Pinault of Minneapolis. It turns out that the doctor hired Wainwright to take care of his mansion while he (the doctor) went south to Pass Christian, Miss., during the winter. He said Wainwright's credentials were impeccable and that he told him he was a lawyer who was out of practice. Once the doctor headed south, Wainwright went to work. He emptied the mansion of diamonds, silverware, rubies, antiques, laces, pearls, paintings and a gold watch that was evidently once owned by Cardinal Richelieu. That's the cardinal in the picture. It certainly could be his watch. A careful look at the wrists reveals NO WATCH. That means it could have been stolen from him BEFORE he posed for the painting. Or, maybe that is a watch peeking out from under the sleeve on his left hand. Hmmm. Investigators will have to look into it. Police have been looking for Wainwright for about four weeks. They found him in New York, heavily armed.