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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 26, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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wucie to got the oggs and milk the
doctor recomnVends.
But to give due credit to the United
Chanties we would state that they
have kindly volunteered to take up a
collection among this man's shop
mates. -
"Dago Prank" Lewis, one of the
leading characters in the fast red
light whirl, is resting very uncom
fortably in St. Anthony's hospital to
day because he bumped into a kid
policeman, who didn't have experi
ence enough to treat Lewis any dif
ferent from an ordinary person.
Lewis was shot three times early
Christmas morning when he pulled
a gun away from Officer George Car
leton and tried to put the policeman
out of the Ivory Hotel, 2001 S. State
street. Edward T. Powers, Carleton's
partner, did the shooting.
Carleton and Powers are members
of Chief Gleason's morals squad. Re
cently several complaints of solicit
ing by girls working out of the Ivory
Hotel, operated by Lewis, has reach
ed the chief. He decided to send his
own men to investigate.
Powers and Carleton went to the
hotel and were met by the house
keeper, who called Lewis. "Dago
Frank," who weighs over 200 pounds,
solid, and stands 6 feet, 4 inches high,
rushed from his room and started for
Carleton, with a bad look in his eye.
Carleton drew a revolver, but that
had no effect whatever on Lewis. He
snatched the gun from the officer
and was about to hit him over the
head when Powers winged himhree
Lewis' wounds are not serious, but
when he is able to face the judge he
must answer to an assault with a
deadly weapon charge.
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M. Blair Coan, chief investigator
for the Illinois white slave commis
sion, today patiently awaited the ar
rival of detectives from Philadelphia,
v'ti " "i'l h oi f1' " mv hio
W'0 wanants for his arrest &v a
charge of criminal libel against G.
Henry Stetson, son of the millionaire
hat man, John B. Stetson.
Coan first learned upon his arrival
from Philadelphia that the warrants
had been issued.
"Tell them to come along," he said.
"I'm not afraid of anything."
The criminal libel charges grew
out of a suit Coan filed at Philadel
phia against G. Henry Stetson, al
leging $40,000 was due him for serv
ice in an alleged plot to put Countess
Santa Eulalia, formerly Mrs. John B.
Stetson, on the throne of Portugal.
Coan today refused to discuss, his
suit, but declared the bill he filed at
Philadelphia "speaks for itself."
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President McCormick's good sheep
on the county board are objecting to
the $12,000 attorney's fees which
their shepherd was forced to pay
Merritt Starr and have let out sev
eral bleets.
McCormick engaged Starr to rep
resent him in the quo warranto pro
ceedings before the state supreme
court. At the end of the proceedings
Starr taxed the county president
Immediately McCormick called all
the newspaper reporters and explain
ed that on account of this large fee
it would be necessary for him to ac
cept the $14,000 that was due him
for two years as head of the county.
It will be remembered that during
the campaign before he was elected,
McCormick's big cry was that he
would return" this money to the
And now the progressives and Col.
Dan Moriarity, who are Little Aleck's
good pals, have complained to the
Chicago Bar Association against
Starr's price.
But then they ought to feel grate
ful to Starr. McCormick won the quo
warranto proceedings.

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