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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 20, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 32',
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BEGINS PROBE INTO RUMORS
District Attorney Wilkerson, yes
terday began an investigation in the
federal building of rumors that have
been current in the Federal building
since Sol. A. Lewinsohn, bankrupt
private banker and professional
bondsman, disappeared four months
ago. Lewinsohn left behind him a
wrecked bank, a bankrupt surety
company, and a family.
Mrs. Lewinsohn, two months ago,
called on Wilkerson and saw several
lawyers. She" told them she had a
reason to believe her husband paid
out large sums of money to certain
federal officials. A search "was made
among Lewinsohn's private papers
and a number of .canceled Checks,
stubs and memoranda slips showing
various payments were found.
Ben Davis, a former assistant in
the district attorney's office, accord
ing to Mrs. Lewinsohn, showed that
he received $686. Mark A. Foote, a
commissioner, received $200. The
checks, were payable on a South Side
TOWN FOLKS SORRY THEY
CAUSED SUICIDE PACT
Cortland, III., Jan. 20.After their
criticism had caused John Aldis and
his 16-year-old bride to commit sui
cide, the entire population of this vil
lage will turn out at a public funeral
tomorrow, and the two caskets were
heaped with beautiful flowers today.
Aldis married his niece two months'
ago. They protested that they loved
each other, but the villagers .threat
ened tar and feathers unless they left'
town. Aldis was refused work and' he'
used his last 50 cents to buy a bottle
New York, Jan. 20. After a tie-up-of
24 hours, on all divisions of the
Delaware & Hudson: Railroad traffic
was resumed following settlement of .
the strike of 5.000 trainmen. The two
discharged employes whose removal
was the cause of the strike were re
DEFENDANTS' IN BALLOT CASE
' GET JOLT AFTER JOLT?
The three defendants on trial be
fore -Judge Richard E. Burke, charged
with marking-ballots in the Novem
ber election, were given jolt after jolt
yesterday when John F. Tyrrell,
handwriting expert, testified in the
vote fraud cases. He said that
crosses on the ballots which the state
offered as exhibits had been made by
different kinds of pencils and that at
least twenty crosses in the squares
before the name of Maclay Hoyne
had been made by the same man.
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EXCEPTIONAL WEATHER J
"D'ye ever see sich a winter, ,Sl?"
"Never, Ezra never in all my sev-.
Unsettled weather today with
p.robably- showers or snow flurries;
c'ojdSr; tomorrow mostly cloudy and
colder? moderate winds, shifting to