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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 06, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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YOUNG GIRL DIES IN STRANGE
Marjorie Chauncey, seventeen-year-old
girl, died today at St. Luke's
Hospital. She "ended a brief career
on the primrose path yesterday by
swallowing bichloride of mercury
Before dying she accused Raymond
Harrison, 18, -6536 Ellis avenue, of
giving her the tablets. She declared
he was her companion on a three-day
automobile trip which extended to
Aurora'and ended in the Commercial
Last spring the girl figured in the
police annals when two hotelkeepers
were fined for renting her and a man,
said to be a member of the Illinois
Athletic Club, a room.
Inspector of Morals Dannenberg
also says he found her once at the
Cadillac Hotel under the name of
Her parents live at 7321 Vincennes
avenue. About six weeks ago she
She was brought to the hospital
yesterday by a man in an auto who
said he found her lying in the street.
The man disappeared later.
She made the following statement:
I, Marjorie Chauncey, believing
that 1 am about to die, do make the
following statement of my own free
Thursday night about 10 o'clock I
met Raymond Harrison, 6536 Ellis
avenue, and a man known to me only
as John, at West Sixty-third and
South Halsted streets. They asked
me to go with them for a ride.
We wentto Oak Park and later
started for Aurora. We got there
about half way and then turned
back. We then went to the Commer
cial Hotel at Wabash avenue and
Harrison street and rented a roomJ
We stayed at the hotel all night
and then left for Elgin about noon.
We arrived at Elgin in the evening
and stayed at the Kelly Hotel all that
night. We left Elgin about 2 o'clock
the following- afternoon.and went to 1
Aurora, arriving there about 6 o'clock
We stayed there for a while and
then started for Chicago. On the way
we stopped at a number of road
houses, arriving in Chicago about 2
We arrived at a garage at Fifty
fifth street and Calumet avenue,
where John got out and left Ray
mond and myself in the automobile
alone. Harrison drew a bottle from
his pocket and said to me, "I bet you
are afraid to take these bichloride of
mercury tablets and commit suicide."
I took the pottle from him and
poured a few of the tablets in my
hand and swallowed them. After I
had taken the tablets Harrison start
ed the automobile and we -drove
away. On the way Harrison said to
"You are a fool for taking those,
tablets from my pocket."
I did not take the tablets from his
pocket, but he gave them to me.
(Signed) Marjorie Chauncey.
By H. M. Cochran.
It's gettin' mild outside and the grass
Is gettin' green.
The warm, warm rains have lately
Into the scene.
The sun's been shinin' and the birds
Are on the wing.
Guess the whole thing means to in
dicate It's spring.
All the farmer folks will soon be out m
Tri fho fyot-rlon - '
Unless Jack Frost butts in, dog
Please pardon. -The
fever's hit us and we're lazy,
Can't do a thing.
Let warmth come, jve should worry,
'CauBe it's spring.
In Butte. Mont., a Men's League
for Woman's Suffrage has been or-