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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 14, 1913, Image 7

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CHICAGO BRIEFS
Six children' were rescued from
burning two-story frame building at
942 Belmont av. early today. H. J.
Chleberg, saloonkeeper, 938 Belmont
av., and porter ran into the building,
smashed in front door and carried
Mrs. Abraham Stone and the chil
dren to safety.
Lightning struck barn on farm of
Society of Divine Word, causing fire.
$30,000 damage.
Mary Stanzk, 6, 4408 S. Honore
St., pushed her brother, Peter, 4, to
safety, but had foot cut off when
freight train bore down on them at
43d and Robey sts.
Young man, said to be Edward
Bell, son of W. M. Bell, manager Ex
cell Publishing Co., 1125 E. Hyde
Park blvd., arrested in Valparaiso,
Ind., on charge of stealing auto.
Former Alderman Jos. Francis, old
35th Ward, picked up on West Side
street and sent to alcoholic ward
County Hospital.
George Renent, 50, 8238 Mackinaw
av., choked to death on piece of meat.
John Foley, traveling salesman,
118 S. Morgan' St., arrested by fed
eral officers on charge of bringing
Mrs. Arabella Shermeyer, Gary, Ind.,
to Chicago.
Memorial meeting will be held over
death of August Bebel, head of So
cialist party in Germany, by local
Cook County Socialist party at a date
to be announced later.
Garment workers attending style
show, after viewing Michigan ave
nue parade, call Chicago -women
most beautiful in world.
Felix Beaver proved he is a staple
citizen of Detroit and not a vagrant
when he named the line-up of De
troit Tigers. Discharged.
Michael Tezza. had to pay $3 for
twisting monkey's tail to "make him
talk."
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Ex-Pres. Sun Yat Sen has got
safely out of China by disguising
himself so they could not Huerta him. ,
TO PROBE ALLEGED FORGERY
BY WIFE IN DE LATOUR CASE
Though the police admitted they
had no facts on which to base charge
of murder, Mrs. Wanda de Latour
was arraigned in the West Chicago
avenue police court today in connec
tion with the death of her husband,
Jan de Latour, which resulted from
a dose of poison placed in a cup
of tea.
The hearing was continued until
August 26 on the request of Attorney
Max Kaczmarek, who signed the
complaint against the widow of the
nobleman. Mrs. de Latour was re
leased on $5,000 bond. The attorney
declared he wanted time to inves
tigate the charge that the woman
had forged her husband's name to a
document which permitted her sister,
who lives in Russia, to dispose of
property he had in that country.
A notary public told Maczmarek
Mis. ae Latour had appeared at his
office with the document. She was
told that her husband's signature
was necessary. She is then said to
have taken the paper, declaring that
herhusband was sick in the hospital.
Later she returned, with the paper
supposedly properly signed.
Mrs. de Latour protested her inno
cence of any connection with her
husband's death, and declared she
did not fear a full investigation. The
night of his death, she said, he had
chased her out of the house with a
butcher knife because she refused to
sign a mortgage on teir home. When
she returned de Latour was writh
ing on a bed in terrible agony. She
called a doctor.
"She's poisoned me! She's poison
ed me!" cried de Latour to the doc
tor, pointing at his wife.
"If I've poisoned him, you go right
ahead and save his life, the woman
claims she said. She wished to quiet
her husband so he would submit to
the ministrations of the doctor. He
continued to struggle, however, and
died in a short time.
Mrs. de Latour declares that her.

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