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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 10, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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get a receipt, bo did not turn In an
expense account for the trip."
Important enough for a special trip
in a private car.
Important enough to pay for it out
of his own pocket -
Important commission business,
yet not important enough to give the
public a hint of it!
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T real money and returned to govern
ment entry 3,476 acres of valuable
coal land the company had operated
under false entry. The cash was for
coal mined on these lands.
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Detectives and clerks of the Wells
Pargo Express Co. today are going
back 10 years in the records of the
'company, tracing the disappearance
of valuable packages. Already the
amount of the vanished articles is
enormous and it is probable that it
will total $100,000.
Last night the police arrested three
men who they say have successfully
acted in combination and stolen hun
dreds of valuable packages from the
company. Detective Sergeants Smith
and Walsh worked in the offices of
the company for weeks in overalls
trying to find the thief.
When Ben Watkins, a checker em
ployed by the express company, went
on his vacation the losses stopped.
When he returned a decoy package
was sent through his hands. He fell
for it and was arrested.
The police say his game is to paste
another address on a "good" package
and send it to his companions about
the country, who disposed of the
The men under arrest are Watkins
1520 School sL; John Wilson, 1919
Belmont av., the supposed "fence,"
and John Stone, Indianapolis, the
man the police say called for the
packages at the fake addresses. Wat
kins was employed 23 years in the
express office.
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Denver, Colo., Aug. 10. The Gug
genheim's American Smelting and
Refining Co. today returned to the
federal government $112,766.88 In
Henry Griffiths, 17, died of lockjaw
following appendicitis at the home of
his parents, 245 Clinton av., Oak
Park. He received no medical treat
ment His mother is a Christian
Scientist. His father, S. Charles Grif
fiths, principal of Washburn high
school, is grief-stricken.
"He received no medical attention,"
said Mrs. Clarke Wood, the boy's
aunt "His mother is a healer. I anr
a healer. Error was too strong for
us in this case, that is all."
Jas. D. David, attorney. Metropoli
tan bldg., today made a statement
saying the state's attorney should
prosecute this case to make a test
and see if the Illinois law recognizes
divine healing.
"The status of divine healing has
never been determined by legal de
cision in Illinois," said David. "Mr.
Hoyne should use this case to find out
just what the law is. I do not sug
gest this with the intent that the Oak
.Park parents should be singled out
for prosecution or that any parenjts
should be punished. What is desira
ble is that the children should have
"In some states this would be called
involuntary manslaughter. An au
thority, Wharton, in his treatise on
homicide, says: 'Neglect Is man
slaughter when it results from super
stition, religious belief or conscien
tious conviction that hold a distniot
of medicine.'
"To obtain a conviction in such a
case it would be necessary to prove
that medical aid would have pro
longed the life of the child."
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"I will not resign," said Chief
Healey, ridiculing story la morning

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