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READ MRS. ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE'S ARTICLE
ON "A MOTHER'S DUTY TO HER DAUGHTER"
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NO.110 Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 6, 1913 ONE CENT
FORMER CHIEF SHIPPY FOUND INSANE AND
SENT TO KANKAKEE ASYLUM
Shambling Wreck of Former Self, But Wants to Fight
When Bailiff Doff Tries to Take Him
Gives in to Old Friend.
CARSON, PIRIE, SCOTT
John J. Lusch, 31 years old, 709
West Twenty-eighth place, was
killed in an elevator shaft in the
Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. store
some time before 8 o'clock this
The body was found at the foot
of the elevator shaft. Lusch han
dled freight for the store. He
might have been working on a
platform some thirty-five feet
higher than the base of the shaft.
It is supposed that this was so,
and that Lusch slipped and fell
down the shaft. But no one saw
him fall, nor heard him cry out.
Lusch worked from 5-a. m. to
4 p. m. at .the store. It is thought
he may have got down to work
earlier than usual this morning.
General Manager Wood, of the
store, made every effort to find
out how the accident took place,
but was unable to,
A shaking, vacant-eyed wreck
of what once was George M.
Shippy, chief of police of Chicago,
was adjudged insane and ordered
confined in Kankakee asylum for
the insane at 1 o'clock today.
Shippy was to be taken to Kan
kakee by his old friend, A. G.
Mohr, and two deputy sheriffs
some time before 5 o'clock to
night. The trial of the former chief
was held in his home at 6421
It was to have been held in the
county court, but at the last mo
ment Shippy balked liked a peev
ish child, and the court had to go
The insanity commission con
sisted of County Judge J. E. Hill
skotter, Dr. Albrecht Heym, head
of the Alexian Brothers' hospital,
where Shippy has been taking
treatment, and Drs. Wm. J,
Swift and H. J. Davis, county