THE DAY BOOK
500 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 253. Chicago, Thursday, July 18,' 1912. One Cent
BEATEN. BY SLUGGER.
Con O'Neill, reading clerk of
lheChicago Federation of Labor
and a member of the Hoisting
Engineers' Union, was brutally
beaten by trust newspaper slug
gers, hauled from a street car and
then locked in a cell at the North
Halsted street police station this
morning when he refused to buy
a trust paper at the corner of N.
Halsted and Grace streets.
It is claimed that one of the
men -who attacked OlNeill was a
city policeman in plain clothes.
O'Neill says that he attempted
to purchase a union paper at the
corner. The newsboy insisted he
purchase a Tribune. O'Neill re
fused. The slugger followed him
into the car and attacked him.
GIRL MURDERER IS DEAD.
-New York, July 18. Nathan
Schwartzbrutal murderer of v12-year-old
Julia Connors, Has cheat
ed the electric chair.
Schwartz was found dead in
. bed in a tenement at219. Charles
street early today. 'A' gas tube
leading from a jet inthe room
was in hrs-mouth andthegas was
A note declaring that he had
become insane oyer women com
pleted the circumstances con
necting Schwartz with the death
of 4to Utile girl. Throughout the.
letter, which was ill-spelled and
ungrammatical, ran the plea of
the boy to be forgiven by his
mother, who has contended since
the discovery of the crime that
son was innocent.
. "I was sorry two minutes after
I did itr" said the note, "so don't
Schwartz's father and brother
identified the body. A body found
in the river yesterday, at first
thought to be that of the' murder
er, is unidentified.
The youthful murderer rented
the room in which he committed
suicide just a week ago. Since
then he remainedjn the neighbor
hood and has passed a score or
more policemen who were search
ing for him. They'did not suspect
he would stay so close to the
scene of his revolting crime.
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"DEATH FARM" IS A JOKE.
Carlyle, 111., July 18. People
here are laughirfg at the. Chicago
trust newspaper&,and their 'death
farm' stories. '
The Ackerman 'death farm' is
40 miles from Mount Vernon and
ten miles northeast of Carlyle,
and it has not been 'death farm
ing' to any great extent lately.
The Chicago trust newspapers
today had Joseph Ackerman die
suddenly on the farm and called
hjiu 'Jhe latest of .ten victims
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