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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 21, 1912, Image 11

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as to be-hanged, ;the cornea should
be taken from his eyes before he
is hanged. A criminal should be
made to do something f or society.
This operation of removing the
cornea can be performed without
"The cornea transferred from
a dead man's eyes-Avill only give
effective sight, however, for from
a period "of six months to two
"But I believe that a person
who has been totally blind before
the operation may always be able
to see dimly if the grafting has
been successful.
"I have made severalrsuccessful
experiment of this"sort,-using the
cornea of a dead rabbit or a gui
nea pig."
George V. Hankins, former
gambling king, was huried in the
McHenry cemetery yesterday,
and there were wet eyes in the
saloons on South State, where his
pals mourned for him,
They would have liked to have
been at the funeral, these old pals
of his, but they didn't have the
, price. The old crowd, is down
and out
But they talked of him all the
same, and one told a story that
shows just why they loved Han
- kins so well. Hewas-Gal Elliott,
who was betting commissioner
for Hankins in the gambler's
palmy days.
"I first came to Chicago in '84,''
said Elliott, "and I used to write
my mother every day. Shewrote
me every day, too. Hankins used
Jo notice the daily letter.
" 'Cal,' he said, one day, 'thai
must be a pretty fine girl you left j
behind you.' And then he started
kidding me. I stopped him after
a while, and told him who the let- i
ters were from
"You ought to have heard him
apologize. He couldn't make it
humbleenough. And he asked me
out to dinner at his mansion on
Michigan avenue that night.
"When I was leaving after the t
dinner, he asked me if I were go
ing to write my mother that
night I said I was-. 'All right,'
he said, ashe shook hands,, 'send
her this?' "
"It "was a good handshake he
gave me, and at the end of it there
was a $50rbill lying" in my hand."
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It is evident from the political
dope in the newspapers that the
Tribune-News Republican bunch
are trying to use the Bull Moose
movement; to elect their county,
candidates. s 1 1
They don't want a third party
county ticket for fear ifcrnight be
elected; and if it happened to be
elected the newspaper trusts
might have to face a state's attor
ney they can't Handle as the Tri
bune has handled Wayman. r
Of cqurse, either Rinaker, the j
Republican, or, Hoyne, the Dem
ocrat, would suit them, for Boss j
Lawson would be, close to Rin- j
aker and Boss Lawrence to f
Hoyne with small chance of
any investigation of. trust news- j
papers or their hired sluggers
and thugs.
But the real Progressives had a

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