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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 19, 1912, Image 4

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clotties and a$5 bill. ' ' -
No one can call this munificent
payment -for one year of a man's
life, but Kreuger says he is happy
because he is going back to his
wife and two little children.
Over one year ago, a New York
girl, advertising gor work, re
ceived an obscene letter making
an appointment . The ubiquitous
- Anthony Comstock Tcept the ap
pointment for her. The letter
writer did not. "
But Kreuger had 'the bad luck
td'be standing near the rendez
vous, and Comstock had him ar
rested. Handwriting experts
swore to the similarity of Kreu
ger's Writing to that in the letter.
He was convicted, and sentenced
Febr 2, 1911, to 18 months in
prison:
. Later, leisurely department of
justice officials discovered that
there really-was a great difference
between Kreuger's writing and
that of the obscene letter.
i The matter was taken up with
president Taft. Which is how
Kreuger came to get the parch
ment declaring' him innocent,
signed by the chief executive of
the nation.
- It is worth nothing, that
friends of Kreuger who did not
believe iri his guilt, have sup
ported Kreuger '$ wife and two
children during xhis imprison
mnent. "
To some people here, there was
something much. more dramatic
in the release of Kreuger, btdken
and marked withsthe prison pal
lor, with the innocent written on
his pardon, than in the release of
Charles W.MofseVconvjcTbank"
er and former ice king, with the
word "committed" across his
parchment.
WESTSinENEWS
Family of Bessie Kent Web
ster, who was slain by her hus-
fband, Dr. Harry Elgin Webster,
who is now awaiting sentence for
her murder, are circulating a pe
tition asking that he be" given life
term.
Several hundred people were
held up this morning when a
South' Side "L" train stuck at the
corner of Sthfave. and Van Bu
ren. The Entre Nous Club,a work
ing girls' organization, gave a
party for 200 unemployed men
last night at 16 South Desplains
street, where the men were hous
ed by theVolunteers of America.
$554,254 has been paid for nine
pieces of property at the corner
of Randolptrand Canal streets,
where it is understood a skyscrap
er will be built.
The fifth annual ball of the
Humbolt Ladies' Aid Society will
be given by the members tomor
row night at Illinois Hall, Og
den ave. and Madison street. The
poor and needy will get the pro
ceeds. '
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It is a mean mother rhb tells
her little boy that she tcusts him
and then locks the pantry door.
A'derby hat these days is neith
erja dressy touch nor an eccentric
ity it's tough luck.
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