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of Dunning Insane Asylum.
Also, it is admitted that the
Burlington railroad knew that
Mrs. Wilcox had been insane be
fore making her signal operator.
Before she became insane, Mrs.
Wilcox had worked long and
faithfully for the Burlington. It
was right that on her release she
should be given employment by
But was it necessary for the
Burlington to put this woman,
once insane, in a position where
in hundreds of human lives would
depend on her and upon her alone
The Burlington, which first
tried to close the mouths of all
witnesses in the case, now is mak
ing a frenzied appeal "for full pub
licity. Tim Donovan was shot by De
tective Carroll, Desplaines St.,
after Donovan1 had broken win
dow at 2823 W. Van Buren st.
Donovan escaped and was
taken to county hospital by
friends. There he died of the
wound inflicted by Carroll.
And no one would have known
anything at all about it if it had
not been brought out when Geo.
Harrington, who was with Dono
van at the time, was held to the
The county hospital, apparent
ly, did not think it worth while
to make public the fact that a pa
iient had died of a bullet wound
in that institution.
W. R. White, 1307 E. 72nd st,
held up and robbed of $17 and
watch by 16-year-old boy.
Neighbors of Mrs. Frank Woe-,
jrell, 1916 Warren ave., are real
Recently Mrs. Worrell's hus
band had her committed to the
Yesterday the neighbors got up
a petition to Judge Owens telling
how Worrell had abused his wife
for years, how he had enslaved
her and made her "support him,
and asking for her release.
Judge Owens released Mrs.
Worrell, and the neighbors went
around patting themselves on
their philanthropic backs and get
ting up funds to send Mrs. Wor
rell to her parents at Clinton, Mo.
And what do you think Mrs.
Worrell did when she was re
leased? Went right out aijd found
her husband, and told nim she
loved him just as much as ever
and never was going to be sepa
rated from him. again.
Worrell and his wife held a real
old-fashioned family reunion last
night and were very happy, but
the neighbors they re so peeved
they can't see straight.
Mrs. Antonio Czolelka, 1217
W. 19th St., attempted suicide by
gas. Her 7-year-old son found
her lying unconscious, turned off
the gas, and saved her life. -
We were in too much of a
hurry wondering how city coun
cil dared .refuse o big an adver- ,
tiser as Marshall Field & Co. the
right to build passageway under
Aids. Egan, Swift and McDer
mott, appointed subcommittee to
look into it, have reported in fa
voc of giving Marshall Field &
Co. anything they yan
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