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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 17, 1912, Image 2

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will and the suspicious circum
stances of Raude's death have led
to a widespread investigation.
Detectives fromAsistant Chief
of Police Schuettler's office, from
State Attorney Maclay "Hoyne's
office, and from Coroner Hoff
man's office, all are taking part in
this investigation.
So far, the facts uncovered are
more confusing than enlighten
ing. Raude was a peculiar man.
Two years ago, he was treated in
the Cook County hospital for an
ulcer of the stomach. The doc
tors told him he never would re
gain his health.
Raude lost his faith in physi
cians then. He formed a habit of
wandering along the river's bank,
and gathering herbs, which he
brewed into what he was pleased
to call medicine. He also became
addicted to patent medicines.
He became morose. He treated
his wife as if she weer a mere
child. He did not confide in her.
All this might lead to the belief
that Raude had pdisoned himself
with some of his own concoctions.
But Dr. Burmeister says hat
the arsenic found it way into
RaUde's stomach by the medium
of Paris Green.
Paris Green is not an ingredient
of patent medicines; nor does it
exist in the form of herbs.
The property left by Raude
consists of five acres of land, the
home, and a life insurance policy
for $1,500.
This is the property left to his
wife in the peculiar will, which
was to be "laid on the coffin so
everybody could see it."
Part of the will reads as if it
were the last writing- of a man
determined to take his own life.
JBut there is another side to
this. The neighbors of the
Raudes have seen fit to connect
Mrs. Raude's name with that of
Anthony Paviak, a saloonkeeper.
Paviak came to Chicago today
threatening to sue the persons
who linked his name with that of
Mrs. Raude.
"Both Mr. and Mrsv aude
frequently came to my place," he
said, today. "They talked an.d
played cards. They seemed to get
along well together."
Mrs Raude indignantly denied
the aspersion cast on her name.
"It is just gossips who have
connected my name with that of
Paviak," she said. Paviak is a
neighbor and a family friend. My
b.usband and I hever had any
trouble about him."
Mrs. Raude is only 38, or seven
years younger than her husband
was.
Paviak will be questioned by
the authorities.
Relatives of Raude say he first
became ill a week ago Thursday.
They say he was treated "by Dr.
MacNeal of Riverside. They .say
that last Thursday, just as Mac
Neal was leaving the Raude
home, Raude was taken wjth a
sudden attack. They say that
they tried to call MasNeal back,
arid that the docfor said he could
not do any good and refused to
return or to respond to later calls.
Mrs. John Carroll, a sister of

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