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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 01, 1912, Image 10

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A. G. Boyce, sr., -helped the son
jko get Mrs. Snead out of that
sanitarium and to elope with her.
The complications in the trial
grow daily. Only two jurors
have "been obtained after hours of
irfangling. One venireman has
testified that an attempt was
made to bribe him. Edward
Throckmorten, the state's star
witness against Snead, suddenly
was stricken with a mysterious
illness.
The district attorney says
Throckmorten has been poisoned.
He has waned all his witnesses
to be careful in conversing with
strangers, and forbidden them to
drink with strangers under any
consideration.
Crowds flock to the court room
every day. Before anyone man
or woman-c-is permitted to enter,
he or she is searched for weapons.
The state says that letters and
telegrams which passed between
young Boyce and Mrs. Snead
while the woman was in the sani
tarium, will be introduced as evi
dence. These letters are said to
implicate certain prominent per
sons .of-Fort Worth. Their ap
pearance is awaited with some
anxiety.
The defense is trying to get all
Southerners and all married men
on the jury. The inclinations of
the state are toward Northerners,
and single men.
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HAWLEY, RAILROAD KING,
DIES ALONE IN HOME
New York. Feb. 1. Alone in
..the big mansion on East 60th
street, where he had lived in sol
itary state for many years, Ed
win Hawley, whose rise froth
railroad clerk to master of mil
lions, is one of the most remark
able in recent history, died today.
A Japanese valet and two doc
tors, hastily summoned, were his
sole companions in his last hours.
His nearest relative in the city,
his nephew, did not reach the
bedside until the. railroad king!
had passed away.
For hours the news of his
death was concealed. It was
feared the bear element on the
stock exchange would drive the
securities in which Hawley had
"been interested, far below their
value.
Powerful financiers were rout
ed from their beds and hurried to
their offices to make preparations
:o "stand by the market. v So
well did they do their work that
the only stocks to fall off were
those in which Hawley' had been
personally interested.
Heart disease, followed by an
attack of acute indigestion, was
the immediate cause ,of death.
The real reason was overwork.
Hawley had been ailing for a
year, but had refused to quit
work.
"When I get my plans com
pleted ' had been his invar
iable answer to the command of
physicians to rest.
Hawley was a bachelor. His
home life was that of a recluse.
Only close personal friends ever
visited him. His wealth is prob
lematical. Estimates run well
into the millions.

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