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THERE IS OFTEN MORE REASON TO PITY THE
RICH POOR THAN TO PITY THE POOR RICH
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Feoria St
TeL Monroe 353.
VOLJ2, NO. 189
Chicago, Friday, May 9, 1913
MAUDE ROBINSON SAYS SHE DID NOT SIGN
AFFIDAVIT AGAINST LIEUT.-GOV. O'HARA
But Name Is On It, and Springfield Story Says She Signed
It for $500 on Promise That It Would
Not Be Used.
Maude A. Robinson, whose name is signed to the affidavit charging
immorality against Lieirt-Gov. Barratt O'Hara, today denied that she ever
heard of the affidavit.
Miss Robinson left Chicago for Springfield today, and further develop-
V- ments in the case are expected at any moment.
Miss Robinson has been visiting tier cousin, Mrs. Nellie Nomikos, of
639 East Sixty-second street, wife of a Greek fruit merchant and a cabaret
singer, foK the last fey days.
"My cousin told me she never signed the affidavit making' accusations
against Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara," said Mrs. Nomikos, today. "She said she
never had heard of it until -she read it in the newspapers. She left my home
this morning and went to the Sixty-third street station of the Illinois Cen
tral railroad and took a train for Springfield. She is very much worried
over the filing of the affidavit.
Handwriting experts today flatly declared that the signatures "J. F.
Miller and wife" and "T. D Duncan and wife" on the Sherman House regis
ter had not been written by Lieut.-Gov. Barratt O'Hara.
Springfield, l May 9. The con
spiracy to ruin Lieut.-Goy. Barratt
O'Hara because of his investigation,
into low wages and the Connection
between "respectable property own
ers" and vice promises soon to be
It is said that Sam Davis, the liquor
dealer, who has admitted he had
something to do with the preparing
of the affidavit signed by Maude
Robinson charging immorality
ftgainst O'Hara, gave Mjss Robinson
$500 to sign her name to the docu
It is said that Miss Robinson -would
not sign her name until Davis, Under
Sheriff Dick Sullivan and Attorney C.
Fred Mortimer promised her that the
affidavit -never would be made public,
but would merely be used to intimi
date O'Hara and make him stop his
wholesale exposures of the connec
tion between business men and vice
Maude Robinson, who is a woman
Of 26, formerly Wa the wife of Jaofc