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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 26, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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itself. She has put the Tolstoian phi
losophy into practice.
"I have no particular use for
money," she said. "I am living to
carry out the great work started here
in the east side in 1898. by Thomas
Davidson the greatest educator,
perhaps, this country ever knew. He
taught a class of Russian Jews for
two years. He died in 1900."
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ILLEGAL OPERATIONS CAUSE
OF THREE DEATHS
A doctor paces a cell and raves.
"Can she live? Can she live?" he
cries continually, though he saw her
lying dead.
A terror-stricken youth buries his
head in his arms in a police cell
A second bride lies dead, disgraced.
Illegal operations.
But it was fear of gossip that killed
Mrs. Lester Long, 6123 S. Michigan
av. A murder charge is laid against
her bridegroom husband, but it was
the fear of talk of neighbors who
would sneer and hold their heads
aloof when they passed that prompt
ed her doctor husband to wield the
scalpel which sent her to death, blood
poisoned.
Dr. Lester Long, 26, interne at the
Wesley hospital, married the daugh
ter of Circuit Judge C. M. Turner,
Cambridge, DL, last December. Judg
ing from the stories neighbors tell,
manifestations of the visit of the
stork seemed a bit previous. Tongues
wagged. The doctor and his bride
were driven to distraction. In des
peration the doctor performed three
operations on his wife in an attempt
to frustrate childbirth.
The bride grew desperately ill. The
husband called in two dbctors, but
they refused to touch the case until
both doctor and wife had signed pa
pers saying what had been done.
The doctors could not overcome.
the blood poison. The wife died.
The doctors who had been called
in telephoned the police. Long's con
dition was pltifuL The detective ser
geant when he saw him waited five
minutes before he would tell him he
was under arrest
Keith McDonald, 23, 4355 S. Mich
igan av., confessed that he prompted
the- illegal operation which caused
the death of Miss Alda Christopher
son, a maid employed at the home of
Glenn E. Tolmes, 4149 Ellis av. Dr..
Lillian R. Hobbs, 4035 Indiana av.,
performed the operation, says Mc
Donald. McDonald and Dr. Hobbs
are both charged with murder.
Mrs. Mary Peckman, 24, 4815 S.
Ada st, is dead from an illegal oper
ation. The woman refused to give
name of the doctor.
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BIG BUSINESS MEN TO GIVE
BANQUET TO CHIEF
Yes, it pays to stand in good with
the chief of police.
This fact was brought out strong
ly in the announcement of a dinner
to be given to Chief Healey at the
Hotel LaSalle next Thursday even
ing. Banker Chas. G. Dawes is going
to be the toastmaster and Mayor
Thompson, Leonard Busby, traction
magnate, Sam Insull, public utility
king, and A. M. Schoyer, a vice pres
ident pt the Pennsylvania railroad,
who was sent here to take charge of
the construction of the new Penn
sylvania terminal, are going to speak.
The Gommittee in charge includes
Jas. Pugh Sheldon Clark, John T.
Pirie, Julius Rosenwald, Jas. Simp
son, A. A. Cprague, Fred W. Upham,
and Herbert Doran.
It is presumed this coterie of
wealth will be present to honor the
chief of police, who has done so much
to alleviate loop congestion and help
break the garment strike.
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WORK ON LAKE STREET-BRIDGE
Work of installing new Lake st
bridge to begin at midnight tonight
The removal is expected to occupy
three days. Patrons of the Oak Park
"L" are expected to congest the Lo
gan Square branch of the Metropolitan

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