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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 19, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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BUCK SAYS LUNDIN CHECK WAS
RENT FOR CAMPAIGN HALL
Mayor Thompson's attempt to
make Aid. Rob't M. Buck out a liar
may prove a boomerang. It looks to
day as if the people were having trou
ble swallowing the mayor's charges.
The mayor's charge was made
twice in speeches he delivered against
I Buck in the 33d ward, where Buck is
running for re-election.
With the hall packed with the
mayor's friends, Big Bill, in wooly
western style, waved a canceled
check above his head and cried: "The
man to whom this check was drawn
is a crook and a coward." Afterward
he added that the man was a liar. He
said the man to whom the check was
drawn was Aid. Buck, and that the
check was from Fred Lundin, the
mayor's chief political adviser, whom
Buck has denounced as "a menace to
Chicago."
Mayor Thompson did not go into
any details about the payment of the
check which was for $40.
"After Thompson defeated Olson
in the primaries last year," said Buck
in explaining the check, "we invited
Thompson to use the Buck headquar
ters'. They did, permitting us to pay
all expenses. But we thought it only
fair that Thompson should pay some
and so requested. That check for a
measly $40 was all we could get out
of the Thompson campaign commit
tee. It was not paid to me, but to my
manager, J. G. Schaefer. I don't think
I ever indorsed the check."
On the back of the check the
mayor holds are the names of "J. G.
Schaefer" and "R. M. Buck."
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DRUG USER SENT TO BRIDEWELL
POSED AS DOCTOR
Since the passage of the Harrison
anti-drug act John Hatton had a
hard time to get morphine. So while
under the influence of ' the dream
powder he conceived a brilliant idea,
it was so brilliant that the judge sen
tenced him to the BridewelL
, Hatton had some prescription
blanks printed for Dr. Geo. Brown,
3204 Cottage Grove av. Sergeants
Eastman and Gosperik heard that Dr.
Brown only wrote prescriptions for
morphine. They investigated and ar
rested Hatton, alias Dr. Brown. He
was held to the federal grand jury and
sent to the Bridewell to take the cure.
CHILD KILLED UNDER WHEELS
OF FENDERLESS TRUCK
Another name was added to the
ever-lengthening list of auto truck
deaths last night This time the vic
tim was a child 7 years old.
Prank Geneshek of 1913 W. 21st pL
was the boy. He tried to cross the
street at 20th and Paulina and was
caught in the path of an auto truck
owned and driven by Vladislaw Tichy,
1600 Crawford av.
The boy was knocked down and
crushed to death under the auto's
wheels.
5 Chief of Police Healey did not fol
low out the provisions of the fender
ordinance because Corporation Coun
ter Ettelson advised him not to.
Mayor Thompson's administration is
known to be against the fender or
dinance. The police say that a fender might
have saved the life of little Frank.
More care might have prevented the
accident itself, it is believed. The
driver and owner were arrested.
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FIG LEAF FOX TROT HORRIFIES
COUNT SUES WIFE
New York, Feb. 19. 'Twas all very
well for Adam and Eve to live that fig
leaf lingerie life, but Prince Alexander
Miskinoff, his attorney said today,
r-r-r-ebelled when Aimee Crocker-Gouraud-Miskinoff,
his wife, suggest
ed fox trot a la Adamandeve in their
Riverside drive apartment.
The prince, his attorney added, will
testify to this and other ultra-extraordinary
things at prince's separation
suit trial
Fraternity initiations thrilled Ev
anston yesterday
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