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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 27, 1912, Image 12

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The detective bureau did. It
sleuthed around Righeiroer's sa
loon at 310 N. Clark street first.
At Righeimer's they were told
that Richertr Twigg and Healy
had dropped in eariy in the after
noon and stayed until about 10
o'clock.
"Aha!" said the detective bu
reau. ,fWe have it. Thcalderman
must have been drugged !"
Mrs. Richert called in Dr.
George Hibbert to attend her hus
band. Strange to say, Dr. Hib
bert did not jump to the conclus
ion that the alderman had been
drugged.
"Perhaps that one (1) drink
that Alderman Richert had in
Righeimer's caused all the
troubled' the doctor said. "He has
suffered long with stomach
trouble. He has been on a strict
diet. On junket trips he never
could drink even water and but
termilk, his stomach was soydeli
cate." Alderman Richert's memory
cleared up a little this morning.
He remembered some of the
things that happened.
"I was on my way from Rig--heimer's,"
said Richert today, "in
which place I had had one (1)
drink. I was passing the alley be
tween Halsted and Emerald on
Twenty-eighth street.
"Suddenly a man stepped in
front of me and seized me by the
throat. I struggled with him.
'Then another man crept up on
me from behind. He held a cloth
saturated with chloroform to my
face.
" 'Now I've got him,' he hissed,
and with, that I lost conscious
ness. "How long I lay in the alley I
do not know, but it must have
been at least an hour. When I re
covered consciousness the thugs
were gone."
"I am thankful that my hus
band is alive," said Mrs. Richert
today. "He might just as -easily
have been killed by those thugs
as not."
The detectiye bureau -still clings
tenaciously to the belief that
Richert was drusrered in a saloon.
They do not think this happened
in Righeimer's. They think the
alderman may have stepped into
some other -saloon on his way
home and had one(l) drink. 7
Tvtfigg and Healy both stayed
with Richert the four hours in
Righeimer's during which he was
having that one (1) drink.
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They Were There.
A guest hurried up to the hotel
counter. He had just ten min
utes in which to catch his train,
and the hotel was some minutes'
walk from the station. l
"Phewl" he exclaimed. "I've
forgotten something. Here, boy,
run to my room, B 8, and see if T
have left my sponge and tooth
brush,, Hurry I've only five
minutes now."
The boy hurried off. In four
minutes he returned enipty-hand- '.
ed.
"Yes, sir," he panted, "you left "
them on the table."
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