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THE CHICAGO TOTBTOTE: miDAY. JTOEE 15, 1900. 12 DIPLOMA MILL MEN AEE HELD. SUSPECT FRAUD IN TEST. oca- IPra MERIT BOARD FINDS EXAMINATION PAPERS PRACTICALLY ALIKE. Four Metropolitan Medical College Officials to Face Federal Grand Jury. "GKADUATES" TELL OF-IT Say They Paid Various Sums for "Sheepskins" Only to Find Them Worthless. CALLED BOGUS DOCTOR SHOP. After a hearing in which Clar:. J. Tisdel, attorney for the government, denounced the Metropolitan Medical College at 860 West Van Buren street as a " bogus doctor shop " and a " fraud on the public," the four officials of that " diploma mill " were held yesterday to the federal grand Jury on charges of using the United States mails in promoting a scheme to defraud. The hearing was before United States Commissioner Humphrey and the four men held are: James Armstrong, President of the college. J. H. Randall, Vice resident. Charles M. Hovey, Attorney. Tfcjomaa Armstrong, Secretary. The bonds given by the defendants when they were arrested a week ago were extended until today, when they will be renewed. For four years the officials of the so-called colleg", which occupies rooms over the People's Institute, had defied the local authorities, owing to the inadequacy of the State health laws, and continued to send out " diplomas " at a rata of 1,000 or more a year to " any one having a superior knowledge of medicine," it is charged, without competent examination, and in consideration of fees ranging all the way from ?10 to $200 or more. The charge now made by the federal authorities is that the sale of these " diplomas " constituted a fraud not only on the purchasers, but on the general public May Close Up Institution. It is expected this action will dos up the institution. At any rate, the mail order business will be stopped by a " fraud order " which Postoflice Inspector Guy Gould expects to receive from the department at Washington today. The hearing lasted all day, and the commissioner's office was crowded with " graduates " of the institution and " professors," who were less anxious to have the officials come to grief. Assistant United States District Attorney Tisdel and PostofHee Inspector Gould represented the prosecution, and Attorneys T. E. Milchrist and C. Stuart Beattie the defendants. " Graduates " Give Testimony. Three " graduates ' of the institution were the principal prosecuting witnesses. John Murdock, a carpenter and medical student of Louisville, Ky., said he had been studying medicine many years, and saw an attractive advertisement of " Dr." Armstrong's institution in May, 189S; that he entered into correspondence and found that a diploma was to be had for $200, but finally induced the " faculty " to make him an offer of a diploma for $21.50. This was paid and the degree received in January, 18U0. " Dr." Murdock also received a certificate of practice for the State of Texas, but found this to be worthless. His efforts to practice medicine in Kentucky met with the same results. The " graduate," who never had attended the West Side school for a day, then wanted to return his bit of parchment, but the faculty whose names appeared thereon refused, he said, to send back his money. Given Bail to Leave Town. Daniel W. Mott of Maquoketa, la., told a similar story, supplementing it by saying he was sent to Jail for trying to practice in Chicago with an " Armstrong diploma." He Baid the pfflcers of the institution f urr.ished his bail and persuaded him to leave the State. Mott's experience in the West Side school, he said, cost him $128, and he has only a piece of " sheepskin " to show for it. George A. Larkin of the same town in Iowa, another " graduate," said he paid $100 to learn, after several attempt? that the degree of the Independent, or Metropolitan, Medical College is not rec Jgnlzed by Boards f Health. Hired to Sign " Faculty " Names. Olga Jurgens, 893 North Washtenaw avenue, and Lillie Alston, 1232 West Adams street, testified that they had been employed at the West Side school and were paid to sign names of the " faculty " of the college to diplomas. They said they were kept busy, and that papers bearing their handwriting have been sent to all parts of the United States and England. When the prosecution had rested its case. Attorney Milchrist called Postoflice Inspector Gould to the stand, and he said the numerous complaints from graduates " of the school induced him to try a " course in medicine " there. He called on the President of the faculty, he said, and arranged to secure a diploma for $25, but persuaded the President that he was too busy to take the five days course, produced his money and auuui iu receive a degree, when " Dr " Armstrong became suspicious and told him 'u "sam. witn mis evidence the de fense rested its case. Attorney Tisdel reviewed the testimony a -o 6"YCl,lulel11 ana Attorneys Milchrist v.uu jjcaiuc iur me aeiense. MAY BE IN POTTER BURGLARY, Police Suspect Monroe McKean of Connection with the Stealing of J ewelry. The police believe that Monroe McKean, the burglar who was found in A. C. Stites" house, 906 Evanston avenue. Lake View, and snot ny j. u. uempieton and H. C. Farwell may belong to the gang that stole O. W. Pot ter's Jewels. They will endeavor to learn wnether or not he Is connected with Bert Monroe, for whom they have been looking zor some time. McKean had recovered sufficiently vester day morning to be taken to the Harrison street Station, where he was measured by tne Kertillon system and identified. His statements concerning his name were found to be true, and other particulars which he wouid not himself reveal were discovered. It was found that he had been arrested two years ago for larceny by the Central Station police, giving the name of Frank McKean and figured in other po'ice episodes under the name or Monroe McKean. He was taken Dack to the Sheffield Avenue Police Station, where he will be booked and taken before Justice Mahoney today. McKean is well known to the police on the "West Side. McKean's constant companion. Frank Stewart, is being held at the De plalnes Street Police Station on suspicion of Hiving Deen with McKean in the Stites burglary. McKean lives on the South Sid bue he spent most of his time west of the river, and frequently was arrested by Des-plaines street detectives for vagrancy and minor offenses. BID IS AN EVEN MILLION. Offer Made for National Life Building Is $100,000 Short of Price Held by Owners. President C. E. Mabie of the National Life Insurance company said yesterday that the bid for the National Life Building at 157 to 1G3 La Salle street, made by Eastern capitalists, still remained at an even $1,000,000. w hich was $100,000 short of the value placed upon it by his company. Willis & Frankenstein, who are understood to represent the New York parties, declined to affirm or deny that $100,000 difference was all that stands in the way of completing the deal. One of the largest of the life Insurance companies in New Tork City is reported as having- its financial agents in Chicago looking at the property as an Investment. Calls on P. B. O'Hare and W. A. Kelfy to Explain Why Ther Care Almost Identical Answers to Questions In Trial for Sabpavlngr Inspectorships Better Work on Macadam Surfac ing Is Ordered License Committee Opposes Boulevard Saloons. tvi r-in firvlr rommlsslon has uncov ered what may prove to be a case of col lusion between city officials in an enori iu rasa the rivil service examination and secure posts as paving inspectors. General Paving Inspector P. B. O'Hare and W. A. Kelly, foreman in the Street department, have been summoned to appear before the merit board next Tuesday and explain why the papers submitted bv them at the recent examina tion for subpaving inspectors are almost identical in the answers to all questions. Formal charges of collusion have not been filed, but each men has been questioned sep arately by the commissioners, and the re sults have brought about an order for a thor ough investigation. Unless a satisfactory explanation is forthcoming, the papers of both applicants will be thrown out and the men may be dropped wholly from the city's service. O'Hare in Lake Street Case. O'Hare was involved in the recent Investigation of the West Lake street paving laid last fall, in which fraudulent work and defective material were found. He was held as a witness, and gave testimony regarding the system of inspecting materials. He as serted that " the cement is brought on the ground and we use it until we are Instructed not to." Kelly, members of the merit board assert. has not been working recently, but was tem porarily suspended. " We have asked the men to appear before us on Tuesday next," said Commissioner Ela. We will investigate thoroughly, not under formal charges of collusion, but under the power vested in us to Inquire into such matters. Alderman Fowler, one of the three men who marked the papers, admitted last night that the similarity of answers in the two papers attracted immediate attention and had been carried before the commission. " A full investigation is most necessary," said he. " The actions of the examiners who had charge of that examination also should be inquired into." Paving work is being delayed because the test has not yet resulted in certifications. Orders Better Macadam Work. Aroused by the action of the City Council's Special Assessment committee in ordering an investigation of the macadam pavement re cently laid in Seeley avenue. Commissioner McGann has demanded a report from the city engineers on this work, and has issued an order that all macadam laid hereafter must be rolled until it is solid, and not left loose by the contractors. To Investigate Forgery Charges. The assertions made by Twenty-seventh Ward property-owners before the Commit tee on Streets and Alleys West as to the al leged forging of names to petitions by " pro moters " seeking the sale of brick resulted in an order for a formal investigation of the procedure of the paving material " syn dicate " which has operated in the City Hall. C. D. Potts, leader of the delegation, asserted that one-half the names on the pe tition seeking to have brick used instead of macadam were forgeries. Aldermen Wulff , Keeney, Oberndorf , Maypole, and Hallstrom were appointed a subcommittee to investi gate the matter. Other City Hall News. The Council License committee has rec ommended for passage the ordinance pro hibiting saloons within seventy-five feet of any boulevard, establishments now holding unexpired licenses not being interfered with. The Elections committee in regard to the contests of W. J. Danford against Alderman Eisfeldt and of ex-Alderroan Gunther against Alderman Thompson recommended that the present Aldermen continue in their seats. The Council's subcommittee recommended that no more plank sidewalk ordinances be reported to the Council for passage except in cases where the average ground level is more than two feet below the established grade of the street. Chairman Jackson said personal injury suits asking damages ag gregating more than $30,000,000 are now pending, a half million dollars was paid out last year, and that the money paid in damages would put every sidewalk in the city in good condition. MUCH MONEY IS SUBSCRIBED. North Side Exposition Building Plans Are Discussed To Make It a Popular Movement. A meeting in the interests of the North Side exposition building was held yesterday afternoon at Brand's Hall, Clark and Erio streets. Plans for the building at the foot of Ohio street were discussed, and street car service was mentioned as one of the more important considerations. The North Side Business-Men's association has a plan of constructing a loop in the Chicago avenue electric car line, which will bring the cars to Seneca street, south past the site of the building, and west on Indiana street. A committee consisting of C. F. Giilmann, J. S. Hottinger, J. C. Scales, L. S. Dalton, Henry Brock, C. O. Cochrane, and O. G. Wiley was appointed to confer with the officers of the Union Traction company as to the practicability of the plan. President C. F. Giilmann suggested that the work of building the exposition should be so extended as to include people from all parts of the city. He proposed to secure the . names of the most prominent men in the city as directors, and thus make the exposition a ereat popular movement. Mr. Giilmann said he had $323,000 actually subscribed. TESTS COAL WITH A CAMERA. Library Board Takes Pictures of Sam ples in Fire to Determine Smokeless Article. The Public Library board has taken up a plan, which, if generally adhered to, would seem to promise a reform in Chicago's smoking chimneys. With the aid of a cam era tests are made of the different kinds of coal submitted by the bidders. After the bids have been made and before a contract is awarded the dealers are asked to furnish samples of their coal. The fireman works in conjunction with the photographer. A picture is taken when he is " firing up, a second one minute later, a third two minutes after the first, and a fourth three and one-half minutes after the first. By comparing these pictures the members of the board believe they will be able to award the contract to a firm that will supnly smokeless coal. The results of several of these tests were before the board at its meeting yesterday. It was decided to continue the tests further ueiure awaraing tne contract. HE WILL BE TAKEN TO CANADA. Count de Toulouse Lautrec, Charged witn orgery, Is Denied Writ of Habeas Corpus. The Judges of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals have affirmed the order entered by Judge Kohlsaat several weeks ago in denying a writ of habeas corpus to Comte de Toulouse Lautrec. charged with naving uttered rorged coupons at the Montreal branch of the Bank of Novia Scotia The case was argued in the Court of Ap peals oeiore juoges v ooas, iirosscup, and Seaman, the last of whom prepared the opinion of the court. He held that the facts stated In the petition were competent evi dence to establish forgery, and that the prayer of the prisoner failed to state grounds lor tne issue or the writs of habeas corpus and certiorari. Attorney J. G. Campbell, who represented the British government in court, says the papers ior tne extradition or the imprisoned Count have arrived from Washington, and he win be removed to Canada in a short time. Washington Park Club House opens tomorrow; Derby Day, the. 23rd; how about liveries? We have correct outfits for jour coachman, footman or other men servants: Our wntD-orard salts tor mOrtm Bvwrr. try pUcs, or about-tovn mmmsr wwurt r la gri demand. Tn. brown, or Oxferd; aaak or traok ootj tn. ssr, or brascbes s3 tarsi ns; bats tomstrh. Drws-ap Urery far tha Derto? parade. Bod eosts, in bhie, green er black; whit stockinet brssobe; tuti-leg boots witn tan, wait or r4 tops. Oar HTtry catsJocua assoribss It aUl sat tr om nqnwl Tint ROOBHPJKT k CovCXotkiwci F. M. ATWOOD 'ATW Gen. Otis There may be some difference of opinion as to the value of the services General Otis ren dered the United States at Manilla. There can be no dif ference of opinion regarding the quality of RY The whiskey par excellence. OLD-PURE-RICH IN FLAVOR CHAS. DENNEHY & CO., Chicago. HOUR Arnold's knit gauze drawers ( With umbrella ruffle) The true test of a garment's merit is the wearing: of it Its sightliness or its lack of great beauty are not so essential to the common sense woman as its comfort, its ease and its pleasure in its contact with the body. Such garments are the "Arnold" knit gauze umbrella drawers for summer wear. No woman can be dissatisfied or disappointed if she will only be persuaded to make one trial of 1 1 them. Their coolness, elasticity, absorption of perspiration and freedom from clinging properties are qualities that win favor. No chilly feeling resulting from change of atmosphere. Take a sample of the gauze cloth, hold it to your face, and breathe through it. It will give you a practical illustration of the porous, ventilating properties of the fabric and the extreme comfort and coolness they insure in the hottest weather. Stout women are enthusiastic in their praise. Prices, 60c, 75c, 90c, 51.00, f 1.25 up to fa 00. -. Demonstration third floor by Mme. DemoresL ENUMERATION FOR CHICAGO CENSUS WILL CLOSE TODAY. Officials Predict the Expectations of Beaching 2,000,000 Population Will Be Disappointed Estimated That Cost Here Is Four Cents a Word. Enumeration for the twelfth federal cen sus will close in Chicago today. In cities of over 10,000 population the enumerators have until tomorrow night in which to com plete their districts. In the country dis tricts a longer time is allowed. With the exception of the work of special enumera tors, who follow cases in which the census taker was unable to get the information re quired, the work in Chicago will be com pleted today. It is estimated that the cost of taking the census In Chicago will be four cents a name. Of this two and a half cents goes to the enumerator for each living Inhabitant. Prisoners and persons with defective sight, hearing, or speech bring the census taker five cents each. If the 2,000.000 mark were to be reached in Chicago the total expense of gathering the names, not including office expenses, would be $80,000. Officials of the census predict that the ex pectations of reaching 2,000,000 population will be disappointed. Superintendents of the census districts claim that the women enumerators who have been employed have completed thtir work more rapidly and more satisfactorily than the men. MRS. PULSIFER IS DIVORCED. Judge Kavanagh Enters Decree Separ ating Her from Board of Trade Han. A decree of divorce was entered yesterday by Judge Kavanagh legally separating Mrs. .Beatrice Elizabeth Pulsifer from her hus band, Frederick King Pulsifer, a Board of Trade man. Mr. and Mrs. Pulsifer have been prominent in South Side society for several years. The separation which culminated in the di vorce suit began in June. 18H9, when Mrs. Pulsifer made charges against her husband. Iso mention of the amount of alimony was made in the decree. Baptist Young People to Hold Rally. Members of the Twenty-second Chicago Baptist Young People's union will hold a rally at the First Swedish Church. Elm street and Milton avenue, tonight. A musical program will be given, and the Rev. P. C. Wright of Irving Park and L- A. Crittenton will make addresses. Sfravi Hats Perfect styles and quality at Shayno's A SALE-TO-DAY Fint Figured Cobbler Leather Seat Stools, Ml Cants. REDUCED ARTISTIC STOOLS. PROM $2.00 Polished in mahogany or oak finish for ladies" dressing table r as a nsefaiand ornamental piece of artistic furniture for most any room in the house. A manufacturer's surplus spring stock. One only to a customer. flDflf.1S-ST. & WflBflSH-flV. PIANOS The REALLY GREAT Piano is the CHICKERING A strictly high-class and particularly desirable Piano Is the GABLER A thoroughly reliable, attractive, and highly satisfactory Piano is the PEASE Represented In Chicago solely by Clayton F. Summy Co. 220 Wabiih Avenue-. Good bargains in second-hand Pianos. Absolutely and Only One Price. REVELL'S ESKS. Large Display. Cor. Wabash-av. and Adams-sL nn nl DKESSIXQ. Manlear. log. Chiropody. Facial Massage, Electrolysis, Ladles' Turkish Baths. Wigs, aca.1 TrMtment. LEUR.SflA,7i4l3SUtJ HHHE second tveeh of our record breaking Inter-Inventory sale affords shrezvd buyers' J- unusual opportunities for securing the highest grade merchandise at tlie lowest prices. In every depart ment will be Jound new, fresh, bright reliable goods at prices never before quoted in Chicago. INTER-INVENTORY SALE BOYS' CLOTHING. EVERY mother of a boy who will be out of school in another two weeks should provide for his summer clothing and here is her opportunity. The suits are the best that could possibly be made and the prices are the lowest. 1,000 strictly all-wool suits for boys and children, in double-breasted, restee, sailor and 3-piece styles, all this season's goods of the most dependable kinds have been bunched together in two large lots and marked, regardless of cost, Sizes 13 to 20 years, '$3.50 h H less than their regular values. This is a grand opportunity to anticipate your boys' wants and should not be overlooked by prospective buyers -.,.,,., Boys' negligee shirt waist blouses, hats, caps, and i$4.25 Sizes 3 to 20 years. neckwear, sus- penders, belts and bathing suits, all enter this sale at correspond ingly low prices. SHOES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN. (Oo the 2d floor.) 1,000 pairs women's bicycle ahoes, $2.95 black and tan, cloth and leather tops, opera and Louis XV. heels, hand turned, Goodyear welt and McKay sewed soles, wide coin and medium opera toes, in 8 and 10 inch lengths C0 f j our regular 1150 and $100 grades pLyO Women's $3.00, S3. 50 and $4.00 shoes, $2.60 shoes for street or dress wear either tan or black, cloth or kid tops, turned or welt sewed, all the latest lasts, toes and tips shoes that can be depended upon to giTe entire if A satisfaction in wear and comfort made by America's foremost shoemakers sold with our guaranty for only t)ad U U Boys' and youths' school shoes the very best that money can buy an exceptional chance today ne tpring styles, in kid, box calf and wax calf sires 12 to h illsses and children's fine shoes marked down for Saturday selling black and tan kid, button and lace styles, in all the correct shapes good, plump, serviceable soles in all sizes and widths. : $1.95 $1.40 MEN'S SHOES $2.4 0 In the Basement. MEN'S shoes, $2.40 your last opportunity at these wonderful bargains in men's shoes 20 different styles to select from, in all sizes and widths the grandest shoe values at the price ever offered in Chicago regular $3.50 and $400 values among the assortment are light and dark shades of Russia and chrome calf, English Err bulldog and Boston toes, black shoes in box calf, wax calf and kidskin for street and dress wear, plain and CO iA perforated tins, English backstays your choice P" SALE OF INFANTS' WEAR. SPECIAL sale of infants' and children's fine dresses, hats, eaps, cloaks, coats, sacques and wrappers. We have marked each article, some others Ji off, to reduce stock previous to inventory. Colored dresses, neatly made and trimmed $1.00, 75c, 50c, Children's nainsook and lawn dresses, worth up to $2.00 CA- $1.50, $1.25, 75c Infants' long dresses fine nainsook, $2.75, CA. $1.00, 75c, JUC Special offers In infants' shirts at 25c on and OUC CLEARING SALE OF GIRLS' AND MISSES' SUITS & JACKETS. 'TYLISH cape collar effects broadcloths, Venetians ) and cheviots redaced from $150 and $5 (sizes 4 to 14 yrs.) to $2.90 Girls' box jackets and half-fitting box styles, broken lines and odd sizrs of the prettiest effects, unlined, half lined and lined throughout with satm- cheviots, coverts, Venetians and kerseys reduced from $8.00 and $7.50 and priced for a quick clearance sizes 4 to 14 years. 3 :in!$5.00 Misses jackets, sizes 14 to 18 years fly fronts, double-breasted box fronts and Eton styles, in Venetian, covert cloths, cheviots and kerseys, tf JJ fifi satin lined $7.50 jackets reduced to I)3Jvl $10.00 jackets reduced to $7.50. All-wool serges, sailor blouse suits, col- ' lar, shield and cuffs prettily trimmed with mohair braids navies, cadets, reds and browns reduced to sizes: 4 to 6 yrs., $3.75; 8 yrs., $4.00; 10 yrs, $4.25; 12 yrs., $4.50. GIRLS' SHIRTWAISTS. ETC sizes 10 to 16 years percales, Madras cloths and dimities, new French backs, in splendid variety of pat. -g terns, at 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.25 new vestee effects. $1.50 & p 1 1 GIRLS' AND MISSES' ONTE-PIECE WHITE DRESSES in lawn, organdie, batiste and point d'esprit, made in the newest styles, dressy and well finished in every way the sizes run from 4 to 14 years and the prices are as follows: Dresses worth to $7.50 at Dresses worth $7.50 to $10.00 for. . .!! $2.50 !:::: $3.75 Dresses worth $10 to $1250 for Dresses worth $1250 to $18.00 at. IT. $5.00 from $7.50 LACES AND EMBROIDERIES. Exciusiveness in design and fabric distinguishes the laces and embroideries which we have imported for this season's selling. You will find here the most satisfactory lace and embroidery trimmings for summer gowns and frocks. Great sale of French Valenciennes edges and insertions, for lawn, organdy and dimity dresses our own direct importation and our own exclusive patterns ranging in price from "$4.00, $3.00, $2.00, $1.00, 50c, 35c, 25c, dozen to I- V yds. Remnants of yokings and travelers' samples, in H and J yard lengths, in lace embroidery, tucking with insertion, cut-out and embroidered taffeta silks, batistes, etc, at half the regular prices. Ribbon and lace allovers, in colors only a few waist patterns left regular price $1.75 per yard-closing out price - 75c SHIRTWAIST HATS. THEREis a constant demand forstylish, becom- iog trimmed hats at a reasonable price. To secure a combination of good taste and low cost is our constant effort; and v, we think our new shirt waist hat will be appreciated by hundreds of women. It is a new model made from white roush straw, trimmed with black vel vet band and large rosette siiK musnn a nat that is sure to be becoming. It is just the thing for the mountains, lake and sea-shore it is an entirely new design of our own and is sure to give satisfaction No hat equal to it in style and quality can be found in Chicago for the price, which is . SIS si r $3.00 CLEARANCE SALE OF SUITS AND JACKETS. VALUES offered in the following lots of jackets and suits, selected from our highest grade stock, must interest women of discrimination, for here are opportunities which are seldom presented The suits and jackets have been divided: into rive lots as toilows: LOT 1 Eton and reefer jackets, lined with silk serge $7.50 values $475 LOT 2 Eton and reefer jackets, lined with h c-T r n self-colored silk taffeta, all styles $12 values.. P 0J LOT 3 Eton and reefer jackets, some of the season s richest creations, $15 and $20 val : $10.00 LOT 4 Eton and tiirht.httinr rfer suits, jackets silk " o " - lined, box-plaited skirts, lined with percaline tfri "7C $16.00 and $18 values. ' LOT 5 Superb Eton tight-fittinS and reefer style suits, in all the new spring shades and styles, many CJ QQ silk-lined throughout $25 and $27.50 values...? WHITE WASH WAISTS. At shirtwaist headquarters. You will find here a most comprehensive assortment of white wash waists in the newest styles, with soft flare and tucked cuffs and stock collar all well made and at prices graduated as follows: $3.75, $3.00, $2.50, $2.00, $1.75, $1.50 and $1.00 : $i.oo COLORED WAISTS. A new lot of special waists just added to our popular line at Specials in madras and percale-aiiover tucked chambray waists in t f( blue, rose, pink, and belio J),Uv new soft flare cuffs . Plain colored, plain white, and r,i,? K!,rV Mn-ee silk waists tucked '! I CT over, new soft flare very stylish and cool waist i waists iucc S $4.00

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