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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 22, 1912, Image 12

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With Maurice Lawrence on
that ticket was no less a person
than Frederic Greer, now presi
dent of the county civil service
commission, by grace of Andy
Lawrence.
The charges against Tansey
will be heard , before Maurice
Lawrence's old associate, oiii thex
Hearst private ticket.
Then there is Tansey himself.
Tansey is publisher of the Demo
cratic bulletin. As such he has
fought Andy Lawrence ever since
Lawrence Wished himself -on
Cook county Democracy.
Tansey is a young man. He is
a Sullivan Democrat. He also is
closely tied up with his chief,
Robert M. Sweitzer.
Also, although this is inconse
quential in the main, and import
ant only because it shows how the
charges hurt, Tansey was .mar
ried two weeks, ago."
Tansey says he can explain the
$300 check, and produce three
witnesses to back up his explana
tion. ,He says that February 7 last,
Maurice Lawrence came to him in
the county court and asked him to
cash a check for $300.
It is quite customary for per
sons around the county building
to cash checks through the cash
ier of the county court.
Tansey says that Joseph
Straiiss) Democratic committee
man irr Maurice Lawrence's own
ward, and two others were pres
ent when Maurice Lawrence ask
ed him to cash the check.
There is a certain amount of
evidence presumptive evidence
to back this up. -
The cancelled check is endors
ed by Tansey in writing, and by
Robert M. Sweitzer by a rubber
stamp.
If that check was bribe rrioney,
Tansey and Sweitzer were drivel
ing idiots to endorse it like that.
Sweitzer points to the rubber
stamp endorsement as proof that
the check merely went through
his office in the regular way.
It was sard at the cotfnty build
ing today that the real man back -of
Mauri.ce Lawrence's charges is
Tom Johnson, who' is assort of
special assistant codnty attorney "
fof Artdjr Lawrence.
But whoever is back of Matt-"
rice Lawrence, and whether Tan
sey's story of the cashing of the
check- is Jrue or not, the combina
tion of circumstances that
brought all these Andy Lawrence
men down on Tansey and SwehV
zer, justat the time the real Dem
ocrats had begun to think of
Sweitzer as a candidate for hlayor
in ll'certainly Is peculiar. -
i-O o J'Hy.
His Thoughts.
Interested Lady Oh, dear,
look! That's Mr. Rhymer, -the
celebrated' poet. See .how his fin
ger touches his lip, and how his
lofty brow is knit in thought. Oh,v
I wonder what sweet morsel. of,
verse he is meditating? -
Mr. Rhymer (to himself) I
have to order sugar f r6m the-gro- .
cer'3, beef at the butcher's, pay
for last, week's bread and bring
some soothing; syrup for the baby
I wish to goodness Mary would
attend to all these things herself

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