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Coroner Hogman says he is not
going to make any investigation
into the death of George Krause
at the Chicago Polyclinic hospi
tal. To the ordinary layman, the
case seem sto call for investiga
tion by setae one.
Krause was proprietor of a res
taurant at Fox Lake. He was
brought to the Polyclinic hospi
tal by his wife one week ago,
He was seriously ill.
He died there last night. Just
before he died, the hospital tried
to get the Chicago avenue police
to remove him to the county
In expectation that the police
would do this, the hospital at
tendants took Krause from his
sickbed, and put him in a wheel
Police Surgeon R. A. Cox, who
arrived with the ambulance, flat
ly refused to move Krause.
"I'll move no man in that con
dition," he said. "He'd die." 4
Five minutes later, KraUse did
die. Mrs. KraUse says her hus
band's death was at least accel
erated by the moving prepara
tions. The hospital authorities did
not seem very clear about the
It was difficult to get in touch
With thjem at all. Dr. L, E. Pease,
head of the hospital, did not seem
to wish to see reporters. He even
ordered one out of the hospital
far asking what had caused the
death of KraUse.
Finally, however, Pease was in-1
DEATH OF KRAUSE.
duced to talk. But he was not
"Krause died," he said. "We
don't know why he died. He just
died. But there was no reason
why we should not have tried to
get him mo.ved. His wife had
no money, to keep him here, and
the county was the right place for
Dr. Pease was, asked if it were
usual to move a patient even
one whose money had run out
when he was in such condition as
Pease desired to know what'
condition Krause was in. The re
porter explained that he was in
such condition he died. Pease
said this was not so.
Pease then tried to shift the re
sponsibility on to the shoulders of
Krause's doctor, D. C. Hoyt, of
J 72 Eugenie street. Pease said
Hoyt authorized -the moving of
Hoyt was asked about this, and
promptly called the reporter a
liar for even hinting that he had
authorized any such thing.
Pease was again asked what
was the immediate cause of the
death of Krause.
"How should know?" he
asked. "How were we to know
he was going to die until he did
"And, besides," he added, after
a moment, "Krause was a damned
nuisance. He was hollering and
yelling all day and all night. You
can't nave that sort of thing in a.
Coroner Hoffman was asked
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