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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 17, 1912, Image 1

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NOBODY ANYWHERE HAS MONEY ENOUGH TO
GET AN AD. IN THIS NEWSPAPER
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST
39S
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,Na68 Chicago, Tuesday, Dec 17, 1912 ONE CENT
FRANK RAUDE WRITES WILL AND ORDERS IT
LAID ON COFFIN, THEN DIES
Funeral Stopped; Arsenic in Stomach; Widpwto Whom
All Property Is Left, Collapses, But Denies
Husband Was Murdered
Last Wednesday Frank Raude
i55 gears' oldj, of the suburb o
-Lyons, made out his last will anji
testament. --It was a peculiar doc
ument, Reading as follows :
My health is against me, and
I've got to go. I will all my prqp
erty to my wife Marie Rg.ude.
Make as. little expense as possible
for my funeral and lay this will
on the coffin so- everybody can
see it.
At 4 a. m. on Friday morning,
Frank Raude died suddenly, and
his widow made all arrangements
for the funeral.
Saturday morning; a man
whose name Coroner Hoffman
yill not give out,-telephoned to
him and said there wercpeculiar
circumstances about the death of
Raude
Coroner Hoffman stopped the
funeraland ordered Dr. W. Hen
ry Burmeister tD perform an au
topsy. Buttneister reported late last
night. He said that he had dis
covered thirty grams of arsenic in
RaudeVstomach."
This afternopn, Marie Raude,
the widow, broke down complete
ly. Her physicians ordered he.r
to bed in the oretty little cottage
home on the Desplaines river, and
'forbade her to see any orte.
Late this afternoon, a Day
Book reporter managed to run the
icOrdon of physicians and nUrses
&nd get an interview witK Mrs.
Raudej This is what she said
"My .husband was not poisoned
by anyone, unless it was himself.
But I do not believe he committed
suicide. I know thdt I am under
suspicion. It is unjust. The ver
dict of the coroner's jury will
clear me."
' Then a physician' caught sight
of the reporter, and the intervievv
ended suddenly and with a certain
amount of profanity outside the
sick room door.
The peculiar wording of the

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