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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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MERRIAM AND FETZER BOTH
WANT A RECOUNT IN 7TH
With both Aid. Merfiam and Fetzer
demanding a recount of the voting
in the 7th ward to determine who is
really the Republican nominee; no
contest is expected to result when
W. W. Wheelock, attorney for Mer
riam, offers a petition requesting an
official count of the ballots. Unless
Fetzer's 'plurality of five is overcome,
he will retain the proclamation given
him by the board, setting forth that
he is the regular Republican nominee.
Merriam's petition for recount will
be filed with County JudgeScully
Wednesday morning. Immediately
after Fetzer will file an answer which
will embody a petition for recount
Merriam's petition will ask that the
vote of every precinct in the ward be
examined.
Joseph SIman, brother of John Si
man, deceased city clerk and nomi
nee for the Republican slate, was
given his brother's place on the
ticket by the Cook County G. 0. P.
committee. The City Hall forces,
backed by the Brundage-Galpin
"neutrals," were in charge of the
meeting. There was no opposition.
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ALLEGED PLOTTERS AGAINST
LLOYD GEORGE TO GO TO TRIAL
London, March 6. All the ele
ments of a Sherlock Holmes detec
tive story were present today when
the crown called to the bar the fa
mous "poison plot quartet to answer
to the charge of conspiring to mur
der Premier Lloyd George and Minis
ter Arthur Henderson. The four were
Mrs. Mary Wheeldon, Miss Harriet
Wheeldon and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Mason.
First of the surprises in the case
came when a dark-skinned Moham
medan, S. H. Rlza, arose in court
and entered his appearance as coun
sel for the defendants.
Att'y Gen. Smith, opening the
crown's case, bitterly denounced the
four defendants as "a desperate aacLLhour
dangerous group, bitterly hostile to
the country."
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TEN NEW AUTOS TO BE SICKED
ON CHICAGO CROOKS
Take care, innocent' bystanders,
beware!
If you learn of a stick-up in your'Q
block, or if sounds of firearms come
from down the street, hie yourself to
the bullet-proof chamber you should
have provided and stick there till
the sounds of action cease.
The detective bureau got 10 new
F ds today and will put them into
immediate service in the flying
squadron that will specialize in chas
ing payroll holdups and street
stick-ups.
A chauffeur and two sharoshopt
er detectives with high-powered Win
chester automatic "rifles will man
each car. Some will cruise around
the city at night with periscope
peeled for citizens being robbed on
the streets, while others will lie in
wait at headquarters ready to speed
to the rescue at the first tip of a pay
roll robbery, a holdup, an auto or a
bandit deal.
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LATE NEWS
Great Western telegraphers are
voting on a strike.
Rock Island telegraphers have ap
pealed to the Order of Railroad Tel
egraphers for assistance.
Detectives say they arrested Henry
Magnes, 31, 527 S. State, while he
was picking the pockets of Leonard
Schultz, 2058 W. Austin av.
Police arrest 15 suspicious charac- O
ters in down-town movie houses.
Jos. Stassi in serious condition, Al-
exian Bros, hospital. Police say
Fratnk Cow shot at Wm. Blackat
their rooming house, 1241 Clyburn
av., but hit StasBl.
Balto. & Ohio railroad freight han
dlers get increase of iy2 cents an
and $5 a month.

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