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PAPERS CANT AGREE ON NEW
Chief of Detectives Hunt received
the telegraph copy of a letter purport
ing to be from Jean Crones, anarch
ist, last night The letter was re
received by the New York Times.
Hunt was at home when the tele
gram arrived. He immediately went
to the detective bureau to check up
on the facts in the letter.
Chicago police firmly believe that
Crones wrote the letter because he
says that the cans of "guncotton" the
police found in his room was only as
bestos. This was verified, along with
other portions which detailed some
of his past jobs.
The letter which came to the Times
office was a grotesque assemblage of
misspelled words and bad English.
Crones was taking a course in
chemistry at the International Cor
respondence Schools when he disap
peared. His examination papers pass
ed with a mark of above 90. The I.
C. S. marks include credit for spell
ing and English.
But reporters and rewrite men have
outdone themselves in the reproduc
tion of the letter. Not one of the
papers agreed in the spelling or the
English, although they all carried the
text Word after word is twisted a la
RusBian anarchist style.
Capt Morgan Collins this morning
said the misspelled words in the let
ter were identical with those mis
spelled in other letters the police have
written by Crones.
The Herald says that Crones burn
ed all of his papers and letters. The
police refuse to make public those
they say they have.
Efforts to link the "mysterious"
fire in the City Hall laboratories,
where an analysis is being made of
alleged poisons found in Crones'
room, TYith a "nationwide plot" has
failed. The fire department blamed
the lire to a combustion of chemicals
from the first
Dr. Robertson, health commission
er, insinuated in a statement that the
anarchist story is a frame-up.
The U. S. secret service department
has been busy quizzing known anar
chists and have been unable to find
any traces of a "terrible plot," a "na
tional holocaust" as discovered by
In one place in Crones' letter he
says he has changed the color of his
hair from black to white and later
he says it is now red. From Boston
comes the "news" that Cromes was
seen in a station there last night by a
former friend, a waiter. His hair was
not bleached then. Chicago detec
tives have been sent to New York to
assist the 10,000 policemen there to
capture the anarchist
The. . International. . Propaganda
Group has adopted resolutions declar
ing that the "nationwide plot" story
is being spread to distract attention
from the original report of a health
official that conditions in the Uni
versity Club kitchen were bad. No
member of the Vhicago group, they
say, knew anything about a poison
plot, and in justification joint to the
fact that the police have made no ar
rests of members of the society.
A hot shot is also fired at the po
lice department, comment beingmade
on the number of policemen recently
convicted by State's Attorney Hoyne.
VICE COMMISSION REPORT TO
BE SHOWN ON MOVIE SCREEN
The report of the Barrett O'Hara
vice commission is being filmed. At
a cost of $100,000 the scenes in cab
arets, the redlight district and vice
holes which are told of in O'Hara's re
port are visualized for the movies.
The film will be in eight reels and
will be entitled "Vice." It will short
ly make its appearance on the screen
King George was so bumped in his
fall from his horse months ago that
he can't open parliament Pshaw,
George ! You can do It standing un,. , '
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