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CRONES' LETTERS FAKES SAY
Letters purported to have been
written by Jean Crones to a New
York newspaper ar& bogus, in the
opinion of all those who spoke at ah
anarchist conference at 712 S.
Loomis st last night.
The newest story of the poison
soup is that only one-fifth of the
poisoned nells, or soup stock, got in
the soup. This stock is made up in
"Crones made up the stock, poison
ed it and put it in five cans," said
Deputy Schuettler. "Every can was
loaded with poison.
"The steward, Bisette, opened the
cans before the dinner. The poison
had hardened the stock. He thought
the stock had spoiled.
"Thinking the manager-would hold
him responsible, he made four cans
of new stock. One of the poisoned
cans looked good, so he used it with
his new stock. That is why there
was not enough of poison in the soup
A mass meeting to discuss the case
of Crones accused of poisoning tie
soup at the Archbishop Mundelein
dinner will be held at Baker's hall,
218 W. Oak, Friday night Deputy
Schuettler has announced that the
meeting will be filled with city detectives.
CRAFT CHARGES UPSETS MAYOR
AIDS IN CONFERENCE
Coming on the eve of the aldermanic
primaries the payroll scandal has
flabbergasted the Thompson-Lundin
In a little room in the Hotel La
Salle yesterday City Prosecutor Har
ry Miller, Mike Paherty, president of
the board of local improvements,
Fred Lundin and a few more "lead
ers" held a secret conference.
They say the charge are political
"muck." It is probable that they will
answer with "muck," and Mayor
Thompson, today is expected to make
charges as sensational as those now
against him and his administration.
NEW GRAFT ALLEGATIONS HIT
MRS. LOUISE ROWE
Here are the latest developments
into the City Hall payroll scandal
charges which both Mayor Thompsc j.
and the city council are investigating:
Fred Lundin, the political backer
of Mayor Thompson, denies that he Is
the party boss; also says that he's a
worker in the ranks. His statement
called forth a laugh from many alder
men last night.
Mayor Thompson has thus far re
fused to comment upon the charges
against Mrs. Louise Osborne Rowe.
Says he is awaiting civil service report-Mrs.
Page Waller Eaton, who
charges Mrs. Rowe with collecting
one-third of her salary for the ma
yor's sister-in-law, says that in Sept
Mrs. Rowe proposed putting a
dummy name on the payroll and
splitting the salary.
Mrs. Rowe, the accused, welcomes
and urges investigation. Denies
Mrs. M. E. Mivelaz, mayor's sister-in-law,
says it's cruel to say she re
ceived money from Mayor Thompson
or anybody else.
Mayor Thompson later accused Ed.
Brundage, head of neutral ward com
mitteemen, with "framing" the plot
on the administration.
Brundage denied charge and ad
mitted he wrote some of mayor's
campaign stuff and has asked for
patronage on strength of past favors.
Mrs. Eaton blamed Lundin as po
litical boss who ruined administra
tion. Special meeting of council civil
service committee to be held Friday
morning to investigate Aid. Rodri
guez' charges against Mrs. Rowe.
Mayor again called attention to his
complaint blanks and asked Aid.
Rodriguez why Ee didn't have. Mrs.
Eaton fill out one of ihema