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WOMAN KILLS SON OF MAN SHE
WANTED TO aEVENQE
Clarence Murphy, 23 years old, son
of Ifenry Murphy, a Gary, Ind., sa
loonkeeper, was shot and killed early
tptfay by Mrs. Grace Smith.
The shooting ?dok place In the
elder Murphy's -roadhouse at Ridge
ro$d and Adams avenue, Gary,
JIha woman, fled directly to Chi
cago, and to the home of her sister,
Mrs. Lizaie Coleman, '1538 York
.There she was arrested by Lieut
Thomas H. Coslello and Detectives
Bussian and Hosfield at 3:30 o'clock
this morning.' She has been taken
back to Gary.
The woman Is said to have been a
former parmour of Henry Murphy,
father of the slain man. The elder
Murphy is said to have kicked her
out of his house.
She swore revenge. Last night
she went to the grand opening of
Murphy's new roadhouse. She took
with her, Inside her waist, the re
volver with which she later killed
She drank heavily all evening. She
quarreled with the elder Murphy.
She upbraided him because he had an
.v. i?bi with him.
The younger Murphy ordered her
to leave the house. She drew the re
volver and emptied five shots Into his
The woman was quite unmoved
today. She said calmly that she had
wanted to kill the elder Murphy, but
was not greatly worried because she
had killed the younger. She said
she never had liked the youth any
way. vVhisky did It anyhow," she said.
"I was full of highballs and cock
tails and all kinds of booze."
In the office of the Suez Canal at
Port Said is a model of the canal
showing the exact position of every
ship moving through it. It Is thus
quite easy to arrange by telegraph
for vessels to. pass one another;
LATE NEWS FLASHES
TdJedOr O, With weak water pres
sure due to a break in the . largest
water main, destruction of the busi
ness district is threatened this after
noon by a fire at Erie and Adams' sts.
At two o'clock the fire Was under
Mary Wilson, 34, negress, 2329
Dearborn st, confessed murderer of
John Neskallis, 1608 W. Division st,
Saturday night, was held to grand
jury this afternoon without bail. "
$10,000 loss in fire in building,
226-228 S. Clinton' st 200 men es
caped down firemen's ladders.
Mrs. Theresa Schwedland, 812 W.
27th st, kicked by hdrse. Died" at
David Lunt, 1446 S. Spaulding av.,
held up. Jewelry worth $75 taken. '
Police investigating death of Marie
Godolik, 6, 1706 S. Jefferson vay.
Either ptomaine or strychnine pois
oning. Four hours after he went on duty
as a member Of North efiach patrol,
Chas. Anthony, life-saver, swam 100
yards into lake and rescued W. flacn,
of Wilson Beach, whose sailing' craft
overturned. First rescue of the sea
son at the beach.
Springfie'ldl III., May 1. Lieu.
Gov. O'Hara and the senate low
wages commission left at nodn for
Hockford, where they will address a
mass meeting called especially for
New Orleans. Levees at Poydras,
10 miles belOw here, in hert of rich
orange section, broke today and ere-'
vasse is now 300 feet wide.1 500 flood
fighters were rushed-there from here,
v o o
Little Girl in Art Gallery I hdard
a lady say these pictures of, 'Jbld
violins were studies in still life. What
did she mean? Second little Girl
Why, you know a picture of a violin
can't make a joolsel