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MISER SLAIN IN RAG STORE
ON JEFFERSON STREET
Max Mansfield, 61 years old,
said to be a miser, was murdered
by a bullet from his own revolver
in his rag store at 320 South Jef
ferson street shortly before 2
o'clock .this afternoon. The
Just how the murder was done
may never be known.
A boy playing in the street
outside Mansfield's store heard
the report of a shot. Mansfield
staggered out of the store, blood
streaming from his wounds.
The stricken miser reeled to
the fire engine house of Fire
Company No. 5. There he
dropped to the ground. His own
revolyer fell under him. He died
As Pipeman George Ernst and
Walter Taube ran to his side,
they saw a second figure dart
from the rag store. It was that
of a youth about 20, wearing a
light grey overcoat and light fe
dora hat. He was running.
Ernst and Taube called to him to
stop. He paid no attention. They
ran after him.
The fugitive ran south on Jef
ferson to Van Buren, east to Des
plaines, south tQ Harrison, and
west on Harrison almost to
Peoria, and into an alley. There
Ernst and Taube lost him.
Police Lieut. Gallery, of Des
plaines street, then took up the
man-hunt. He was assisted by
Detectives Alcock and Johnson,
Mahoney and Weiss.
Late this afternoon, the police
still were waiting for the miser's
son, a young man.
This son spent almost every
afternoon in the old rag store ore
Jefferson street. The police
want to learn from him1 some
thing of his father's habits and
ways of living, which might lead
to the capture of the murderer.
Mansfield's address is not
known yet. It is believed to be
near Paulina and Van Buren
streets. The police have been un
able t ofind out if any of the
miser's reported horde was
CHAS. REUM TO BE FREED;
HOCKIN TURNED DOWN
Bond of $30,000 for the release
of Charles Reum, convicted in the
dynamite conspiracy, was ap
proved today by the circuit court
of appeals. Reum will be freed
from Leavenworth" penitentiary
as soon as the papers reach there.
The court rejected the bonds
presented for Frank M. Ryan, R.
H. Houlihan and W. S. Shupe, all
of Chicago, and William Reddin,
of Milwaukee, when U. S. Dis
trict Attorney Miller of Indian
apolis declared the ' property
scheduled was insufficient. New
bonds will be sought. Aid. John
Powers of the 19th ward was one
of those who signed Ryan's bond.
A writ of supersedeas was re
fused Herbert S. Hockin, the
double-crosser. Hockin," decided
tne court, had confessed his guilt,
and was not entitled to an appeal.
One out of every 259 Ohioans
is in an insane asylum.