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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 05, 1912, Image 3

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be chafed by the grand jury In
. three bills with extortion in col
lecting graft money from gam
blers. Becker was nervpus when
taken into court..
It . was reported about the
Tombs today that Bridgey Web
ber had received a letter threat
ening him with death if he made
: revelations similar to those made
" by Jack Rose and Harry Vallon.
The letter said Rose "would die
before the month was over,
whether he was in prison or out.
Frank Moss, assistant district at
. torney, in charge of the grand
. jury probe, was also marked for
death. The'letter concluded:
"You must remember you are
' involving some high officials, and
Ithey won't stand for the ex-
"posure. The Crowd."
.Another sensation today was
the statement that Dora Gilbert,
former wife of Rosenthal, was
ready to swear that she heard
Becker order the killing of the
. gambler.
1 o o
With some boxes yet to be
turned 'in, the Federated News
paper Trades tag day Saturday
for the locked out newspaper
tj workers netted $9,715.03. This
success will be followed by a
house to house canvass, and it is
, expected that at least as much
more will be collected."
."Dear, If I were far, far away,
would you love "me still?"
"Why, what a question! Fjn
sure the farther you were away
the better I should love you!"
Theodore Roosevelt arrived in
Chicago at 8:55 o'clock this morn
ing. Roosevelt was met at the La
Salle st. depot by a large and en
thusiastic crowd.
To avoid them, Roosevelt and
his party sneaked out of a side en
trancCand into automobiles.
But he was recognized before
he had gone a block, and from the
station to the Congress hotel, his
journey was one grand triumph.
Frank H. Funk, of Blooming
ton, nominated Saturday for gov
ernor of Illinois by the Progres
sives, sat beside Roosevelt in the
When Roosevelt arrived at the
Congress hotel, the crowd cheer
ed so long and enthusiastically
that he was forced to make a
Roosevelt prophesied the death
of the Republican party, which
had disregarded the wishes of the
rank and file.
"The American people," Roose
velt said, "will not stand for theft
and fraud. The day of the boss
the crooked financier behind the
boss,, and the crooked newspaper
is past."
Roosevelt, when seen today,
dwelled particularly, on the crook
edness of the present day news
paper. He said that no newspaper had
treated him fairly since the day
that he had inaugurated the third"
party. He said the news had
been distorted, and his motives
lied about.
While the party leaders were

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