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MAN IN?HOSPITAL MAY-BE AUTO
' ""bAnditcar DRIVER
James Cherin, 17, is 'under police
surveillance at the Frances Willard
Hospital on suspicion of being chauf
feur for 'the autoCbandit gang that
robbed the messengerof the Garfield
State Bank of a satchel 'containing
$12,600 in money and checks.
Thepolice of the Warren avenue
station may come in for an inves
tigation 'for the way in which the
boy was handled after a hastily per
formed operation for appendicitis.
Physicians at the -hospital assert that
shortly after" he recovered from the
anaesthetics he was dragged away by
When "the father of -the boy pro
tested he was returned to the hos
pital. Warringtori McEvoy, the messen
ger, will go to see the boy today in
an attempt at identification.
The father of Cherin, -a. saloon
keeper at 1121 S. Lincoln av., de
clares the police are hounding his
son. . - " . . v
o o -
Jiggs That Smith blows more
'than any man I've ever seen.
Biggs Is that so?
Jiggs Yes, he inflates tires at the
CHAUFFEUR SPOILS ATTEMPT '
A father's kidnapping of his own.
daughter, whom he had not seen in
six" years, was frustrated yesterday
when a chauffeur called the police.
J. M. Repentigny, Montreal, Can.,
was the father. Yesterday afternoon,
while pupils of the Holy Name school
screamed for the police, he pulled his
daughter, Carmen Bouche, 9, into a
taxlcab and sped away.
The girl has been living with her
mother, Mrs. Flora Bouche, who di
vorced Repentigny years ago, and
her stepfather, Albert Bouche, 63 W.
The chauffeur called the police at
Van Buren and Paulina sts.
With Repentigny, at the time of the
kidnapping, was Mrs. Laura Sulliyan,
who claims she lives in Schenectady,
N. Y. They were locked up at the
Chicago -avenue police station. Re
pentigny made a similar attempt in
Rochester six years ago, his former
BITS OF NEWS )
Frank Elliott, Orleans, Ind., held up
by two men at 12th st and Wabash
av. Got $14 and draft for $400. They
pulled out fountain pen and made
him endorse check.
Chris Strassheim, former sheriff,
may be next Republican . candidate
for president of County Board.
Robbers got $1,000 booty from
home of M. .J. Skillin, 249 S. Maple
av., Oak Park. Nick Pape arrested
Little Wheaton has scandal. $1,460
missing from special assessment pav
State's Attorney Hoyne will soon
start investigation of Guggenheim di
vorce. J. C. O'Connor, JoJiet real estate
man, accused of forgeries amounting
to $250,000, said to be on verge of
Geo. Scherman, Riverdale, III.,, on
way to Portland, took walk with two
men he met in railroad station. Out
$63 by confidence game.
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