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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 28, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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FUNERAL A DEAD FAKE CORPSE
AND FRIENDS MAKE STIFF RAID
Forest Park residents yesterday
were treated to "the funniest funeral
ever held. They also saw a "corpse"
come to life.
This is the story of the causes that
led up to a death and a resurrection.
At 12th street and Hannah avenue
in Forest Park is the saloon of'Wm.
McGurn. Ihis is the last stopping
place for thirsty golfers on their way
to the Harlem links. Funerals also
pass there every day.
For a long time Sheriff Zimmer
has been suspicious that this was not
an ordinary thirst parlor. There was
a rattle upstairs that i sounded
strangely like the sound of falling
poker chips.
So Zimmer called Charley Peters,
his first deputy, and said he thought
the place ought to be raided.
-Peters made several advance
movements but found the place pro
tected by an outpost of lookouts that
would have made the U. S. army
green with envy.
So Peters finally hit on a plan by
which he might descend upon the
place. He called one of his deputies,
Virtus Rohn.
"You're going to die today, Virtie,"
announced Peters. The startled
Rohn looked for the door. "0, it's alj
right You'll arise again," Peters as
sured him.
Thirty minutes later there was a
big funeral cortege starting from
downtown. Rohn had "died."
The procession halted" in front of
McGurn's. The latter came out to
meet it, smiling in anticipation of
the many possible beer consumers.
Suddenly something startling oc
curred. The mourners rushed from
their carriages, with drawn revolvers.
The "dead" arose. There was a
grand scramble for the upper floor.
But the mourners won the race.
Thgy secured poker chips, racing
charts, dice and other gambling par
aphenalia. Indictments will be sought against
Barney Cunningham, Harry Criger,
A. M. Firey and Heiiry Zimmerman,
who are sai dto have operated the
games.
POLITICIANS POP INTO VIEW IN
HOYNE'S TAX WAR
Politicians held the stage in Mac
lay Hoyne's fight against delinquent
taxpayers yesterday. Incidentally the
prosecutor says thousands of suits to
enforce payment will be started in he
Municipal Court. '
Among those who may be sited are
Bobby Burke, custodian of the coun
ty building and the busy bee in the
Roger Sullivan faction, and Fred
Britten, Republican congressman
from the North Side. Burke owes
$162.05 for 1912- and Bntten owes
$23.
But Hoynefis going after the big
ones first and one of the first suits
may he against Mrs. Henry C.
Schwab, wife of the vice-president of
Rothschild & Co., who owes $7,700.
There are- $1,466.68 delinquent
taxes against the Mike McDonald es-.
tate.
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AN ILL WIND
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The Trapped Mouse What do you
think of that! Just as I was about to
grab the cheese that 'wire slapped
down on me. What'Il I do?
The Other Mouse Do? Why, just
hold that position, and m get the
cheese.

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