No such person 'as Joseph Ack
erman was ever heard of here.
The Chicago trust newspapers
reported that two sisters, the last
of the Ackermans, fled, from the
There is just one Ackerman sis
ter Delia. She1 has been with
relatives, far from the 'death
farm for months.
The farm itself is deserted. The
last Ackerman to live there was.
John, 44 years old. He died a
natural death two weeks ago. .
Old residents say the 'death
farm' stories afflict the Chicago
newspapers as regularly as the
measles or crooked politics.
The farm first became known
as the 'death farm' about 25 years
ago. At that time a family of
five, whose names hav been for
gotten hereabouts, died on it.
In 1906 Godfrey Palm, his wife
ana daughter, died on the farm
within a few months of each oth
er. The latest death was that of
The people here are glad to
read in the Chicago trust news
papers that many chemists and
doctors are 'investigating the
farm. No one here has seen them.
MAYOR PROBING MURDER.
New York, July 18. Sensa
tions came thick and fast today in
the investigation of the death of
Herman Rosenthal, the gambler
murdered early Tuesday morn
ing. The police are conducting one
investigation, District Attorney
Whitman has charge of another,
and Mayor Gaynor started, an in
dependent probe into the myster-
Gaynor held a conference with'
Police Lieut. Becker and Com
missioner Waldo today. Becker
is the man charged by the district
attorney with being in league
with the gamblers.
In a lteter given out previous
to the conference the mayor prac
tically declared that Rosenthal's
death was not an irreparable loss
to the city. He declared that Ro
"senthal was a "miserable outlaw"
and had been a "subscriber of the
police from his youth up. He
died as he had lived, having been
a lawless character. I cannot un-
derstand why Lieutenant Becker
should sit down to dinner with
such a miserable scoundrel."
Jack Rose, the gambler whom
Louis Libby and William Shapiro
allege hired the death car, was ar
rested and sent to the tombs with
out bail. It is said that Rose ad
mits hiring the car, but claims he
left it before the scene of the mur
der was reached.
Rose, who is alleged to have
been a partner of Lieut. Becker,,
was produced by the lieutenant
when all other efforts to find him
A doctor says that a 20-pound
baby crying one hour exerts two
tons of energy. Can't somebody
invent a way to harness the cry
and use it to heat and light the
And then, some of the surplus
power might be used to turn the
ice cream freezer in the next flat;
so the neighbors wouldn't mind,
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