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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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STRYCHNINE KILLS TWO MEN
POLICE QUESTION FRIEND
Strychnine, not horse medicine,
was the fatal ingredient in the
whiskey that killed .. Anthony
Schrack, 21, 4158 S. Central Park
av., and Herman Tooleg, a neighbor,
last week.
The two men bought some whis
ky at a saloon and tfut it in a horse
medicine bottle.- They went to a
barn and drank it Both were -soon
dead.
Schrack had some money and a
$1,000 insurance policy.
The pdlitfe asked a close friend
of Schrack if the- friend had not
bought, some strychnine lately. The
man dSnie'd this, but detectives say
they later found he had bought 10
cents' worth of strychnine and that
he later admitted this was true.
POLICE CALLED TO TAKE CHILD
TO HOSPITAL
A detail of police from , the Hyde
Park station was required to wrest
from Mrs. Edson Cooke her 3-year-old
baby boy, said 'to be suttering
with infantile paralysis. The police
won and the boy is quarantined in a
private hospital.
They appeared at the Cooke home
at 1313 E. 53d st yesterday and
gained entrance only by threatening
to break down the door.
Mrs. Cooke protested against the
seizure of her ailing child. She
wanted him quarantined- with his
parents and declared that the 'health
doctors did not wash their -hands
after examining Mm.
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IRISH CONDEMN ENGLAND FpR
CASEMENT EXECUTION
Two thousand at the picnic of the
United Irish Societies, Brand's park,
yesterday cheered the mention of
r home rule for Ireland and the name
' -of Sir Roger Casement
" England's rule over Ireland was
' challenged and the execution of
- Casement for treason was deplored.
1 WOMAN SUES BROKER AND
JUDGE OF MUNICIPAL COURT
A charge that wealth and
politics form a masonry between
men that causes them to stick
together and fight for each
other whenever anything threatens
a crumbling of their structure of dol-
lars and power is made in suits Miss "'
Nellie Carmen filed against Wm. B.
Austin and Municipal Court Judge
Wm. M. GemmilL
Miss Carmen, formerly "Mrs. Nel
lie La Pearl, has filed two suits for
$25,000 each against Austin, charg
ing false imprisonment and black
maiL She says that a month ago
she was held a prisoner in Austin's
office for two hours while he called
her a blackmailer. J
Action against Judge Gemmill
grOws out of a hearing in his court
last week, when Miss Carmen was
held to the grand jury on a confi
dence game charge, for hich sLa
blames her old enemies.
Austin is a banker and broker in
the Tribune building. He is a prom
inent member of the Hamilton club.
Threats are said to have been
made against Chas. C. Williams, at
torney for Miss Carmen, that if .he
took the case he would be driven
from the Chicago bar. Williams took
the case.
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HOUSE VOTES 16 BATTLESHIPS
IN THREE YEARS
Washington, Aug. 16, The house
accepted by vote of 283 to 51 the sen
ate $315;000,000 naval measure, pro
viding for 16 capital ships within
three years. It will increase the en
listed personel of th'e navy to 67,800
men. Illinois representatives, Bu- Q)1
chanan and Tavenner, voted against
the bill,) as did Socialist member, ,
London of New York.
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Kansas Cityr Kas. Injunction
against gambling, to "be in effect the
remainder of their natural lives,"
I granted against eight men whose
1 ages ranged from 19 (6 2&
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