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NORTHUP AND BARTZEN CLASH
IN VOTE FRAUD DEAL
Special State's Attorney John E.
Northtip,.in charge of the grand jury
investigation of vote frauds .during
last fall's election and Pete Bartzen
clashed yesterday over the latter's
success in again blocking the $15,000
appropriation for the investigation.
Northup first sent a letter to the
county board which met yesterday
and later at that body's request ap
peared before it.
Northup pointed to the record of
the special grand jury, which to date
has indicted 29 men on fraud charges.
"The investigation has established
the fact that the election last fall was
attended by the commission of the
most vicious and flagrant crimes,"
said Northup, "and it is possible to
identify and prosecute successfully
the men who committed them. An
appropriation by you in aid of this
investigation is necessary to make it
so complete and thorough that it
should serve as a deterrent for many
years to come against the repetition
of such crimes."
"If certain newspapers wish to
have a special prosecutor they ought
to. pay him," snorted Bartzen.
Northup flashed back: "This
money should come from the county
treasury and no place else. No board
of commissioners is justified in with
holding money to prevent these pro
secutions." The vote, however, still remained
the same, 6 and 6. 10 votes are neces
sary for passage.
. THE SULZER-GLYNN DEAL
Albany, N. Y.t Aug. 19. Definite
action which will end, at least until
the high court of impeachment
meets, the confusion and demoraliza
tion which now characterize the busi
ness of the state was helped for to
day. The legislature is expected to
take steps to recognize Lieut.-Gov.
Glynn as acting governor. Similar
action was looked for by the canal
NEGRESS CLAIMS ESTATE OF
W. H. LEE, MAN OF MYSTERY
Mrs. Lucinda Anderson, a negress,
of Benton Harbor, Mich., has entered
claim for the estate of William H.
Lee, head of the publishing firm of
Laird & Lee, who died several weeks
ago, a "man of mystery."
No question had apparently arisen
is to Lee's race during his lifetime,
but shortly after his death the rumor
spread that he had negro blood. The
woman, Lucinda Anderson, demands
that the body be exhumed, as she
claims Lee is her husband who. de
serted her thirty years ago.
The woman's lawyer, James .
Nelson, colored, has filed a petition
on her behalf, claiming the estate
as the widow and asking the removal
of Public Administrator Bishop, "who
was placed in charge of the estate,
and the appointment of another ad
ministrator. The petition sets forth that Mrs.
Lucille Anderson is the widow of Wil
liam A. Anderson, alias William 'H.
Mrs. Anderson says she is a Crepl&
and that her husband could easily
pass for a member of .the white race.
She says they lived in a negro settler
ment known as Smith's Corner, near
Yprkville, Mich., until he disappeared,
thirty years ago.
C. F. OF L. MAY PUT RIVERVIEW,
PARK ON UNFAIR LIST
Riverview Park may be placed on
the unfair list by the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor.
This action may be taken as a
result of a' complaint made by the
Waiters' Union that non-union men
were waiting tables in the rathskeller.
The grievance committee has been
instructed to make an investigation
of the matter and report to the Fed
eration at the next regular meeting. '
They're making fun of Bryan be
cause San Salvador agrees to his
peace plan. But, really, every little