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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 02, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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The mayor had an investigation
made of 100 pensioned families and
the commissioners reported that
"they could find no fault. It seemed
to them the best system ever devised
for the care of dependent children
with good mothers." "
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Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 2. Today Ari
zona has two governors, two execu-x
Live unices aim wiu suuu nave two
staffs of appointive state officers.
This situation will continue until
Thursday at least, for att'ys for Gov.
elect Tom Campbell and Gov. Geo.
W. P. Hunt reached -att agreement
today that the application to supreme
court for peremptory "writ to oust
Hunt will not be made befQre Thurs
day. o o-
The Hialto is buzzing toda'y with
admiration of the reported fistic
prowess displayed by "Sport" Herr
manri, manager of the Cort theater,
in the lobby of the Hotel Sherman on
New Year's eve. When the battle
was over "Sport" had claimed three
coppers, one house manager and one
man-about-town as his victims.
Herrmann entered the hoted short
ly after 1 a. m. with his wife. Ass't
House Mgr. Sheridan refused to ad-
mit him. Herrmann brushed him
aside. Then a young man-about-town
said something "to him. A real
mixup occurred. Coppers came and
went Finally the patrol wagon from
Central detail arrived. "Sport" was
dragged away. After a heart-to-heart
talk at the station he was al
lowed to go.
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EI Paso, Texas, Jan. 2. That pre
; parations are already under way in
supply department of army for with
drawal of Gen. Pershing's expedition
ary column from Mexico, as indicated
"by certain moves last week, was the
statement of army officers today:
property clerks at every point ale
border have been ordered to procee
to Columbus, N. M., officers declare
Duties of property clerks are to mai
a record ana check all equipment
starting into or returning from Mex-s
Federal Judge Landis held court
only for a few minutes yesterday, but
he just had time to send Att'y Abe
Rubenstein to jail on a contempt of
court charge for getting $500 too
much out of a client in the Smiglak
bankruptcy case.
"If we let these lawyers get away
with things in this manner they will
be carrying off the dome of the fed
eral building soon," said the judge.
A sequel to the Smiglak case came
last night when Cap't Charles "Lar
kin of the detective bureau an
nounced he would probably file
charges against Desk Sergt Peter
Brown for accepting $1 tips from
professional bondsmen.
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Elbert W. Browne', for 22 years
confidential man for Pentecost Bros.,
commission merchants, disappeared
last May. In a letter to his former
employers Browne recently con
fessed to defalcations amounting to'
$40,000, it is alleged.
A deficit of $20,000 has been dis
covered by audit. The shortage Js
still growing. Browne's whereabouts
is still a mystery. Cabarets and-gay
life, in which Browne sought suiv
cease after death of his wife, are be
lieved to have caused embezzlements.
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London, Jan. 2. For third time in
two years death of Monk Gregory
Rasputin reported today. Gregory,
who is supposed to wield enormous
influence over czar, was found dead
on bank of Neva river,. T
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