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WHOOPEE! ANOTHER "ONE DRINK" CONSPIRACY
Another dark political con
spiracy, just like the one Alder
man Richert of the Fourth Ward
bumped into Monday, has been
The victim in this case is a wo
man. Her name is Mrs. Kate
Krause, 50 years old, and she also
had one (1) drink.
Kate imbibed the one (1) drink
last night, and immediately after
chose to go to sleep in the gutter
at Lake and Sangamon -streets.
There she was arrested.
Kate was taken before Judge
Gemmill in the Desplaines street
court today. Judge Gemmill
knows Kate of old.
tmr n l t l l it r.
i wen, ne asxea, wnat is it
, this time, Kate?"
" '"It's an outrage, your honor,"
"I know, Kate," said the judge,
"it always is. But tell me how the
, outrage outraged'
"Well, you see, judge, it was
this way: You know I'm SO years
old. Well, maybe you won't, be
lieve it, judge, but it's the honest
truth that I've spent 19 of my SO
years in the Bridewell."
"I believe it, Kate," said the
"But do you knowwwhy, judge?
Do you know why?" demanded
Kate in high excitement.
"I've heard ,; began Judge
"Hearsay evidence don't go
here, judge," said Kate. "I'll tell
you why myself it's because I'm
a good forelady xf the. laundry."
'A good forelady of the laun
dry;!" exclaimed Judge Gemmill.
"I'll explain it to your judge.
It's a conspiracy. The first time
I went to the Bridewell they
made me forelady of the' jail
laundry. I was a good forelady
if I do say it myself, and so them
jail officials decided to keep me
forelady all the time.
"So they hatched a 'conspiracy.
When I got out they notified the
police. The police detailed five
plain clothes men and a stool pig
eon on the job.
"The stool pigeon trapped me
into taking one (1) drink. That
drink was drugged, judge. I be- .
came helpless. Then the five plain
.clothes men pinched me, and back
I went to the Bridewell and the
forelady job. j
"It's been the same ever since,
judge. I can't keep out of the
Bridewell 24 hours. That's why
I'm here today.
"I got out Monday. Tuesday
morning I was met by a police
stool pigeon. He invited me to
have a drink. I had a drink, judge
one (1) drink.
"And then I fell asleep at Lake
and Sangamon streets and the
five plain clothes men came up,
and here I am, judge, on my way
back to the Bridewell to T)e fore
lady of the Bridewell laundry."
Here Kate became hysterical
and wept tears on the shoulders
of all the court attaches near her.
The similarities in the con
spiracies between Alderman Rich-
eft and, Kate is easily traced.
Alderman Richert had one (1)
drink in Righeimer's. It took hint
hve hours to get that one (1)