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made his plea for a painless death
while undergoing an -operation, in his
own home at 6834 Constance avenue.
"Mr. Waymau was very nervous,"
said Murray; "He seemed to fear a
complete-breakdown.-'IJe said to mer
'If you re a mend of mine, please
take me to a hospital and cut some
vital parfc that will cause death
won't you, Doc?' "
Murray said' that he had told
Thomas Marshall, Wayman's law
partner, who was first assistant
State's attorney under Wayman, of
this conversation, the night before
Wayman shot himself.
Marshall, who was in the room,
jumped to his feet, and demanded
that he be put under oath. When this
was done, he swore that Murray did
not tell of the conversation until
after Wayman's deah.
Then came Murray's story of at
tempted intimidation by McGuire.
"McGuire came to me in my of
fice' he said, "He told me he had
heard I intended telling of the con
versation I had had -with Wayman
the week bfqre his death. He asked
me if I were in league -with the in
surance companies. I told him I was
not, and that I could not be bullied
or frightened into giving, false testi
McGuire, who was in the room,
denied he had tried to "intimidate"
"I just asked him if he was in with
the insurance companies," the detec
Dr. William O. Krohn, house phy
sician at the Hotel Del Prado, was
called. He contradicted Murray by
saying he believed Wayman's death
due more to accident than design.
"It Is impossible to connect scan
dal with John Wayman's name," said
Krohn, "although some jackals have
The jury returned an open verdict,
as the easiest way out.
England has 4,500 motion-picture
theaters, costing $63,264,000. tli
Chicago at last is going After the
Street railways effectively. Keep
pestering 'em until they decide to be
good and give the public decent ser
vice. Any city administration that really
wants to represent the people can
make any public service corporation
do what it ought to do.
Too often public officials are closer
to the corporations than they are to
the people." -
But it's all tommyrot to let the
street railways hold the city up for
more privileges as the price for doing
what they agreed to do under th&
.franchises they now have.
More franchises mean more bonds,
moreVatered stock, 'more graft an'd
more debt on which the' people who
ride on street cars hate to" pay the
The Daily News yesterday discov
ered another man who was "jack
rolled'' fn the Desplaines street police
The man was told he couldn't get
any more drinks in Rubin's saloon,
5 South Halted, staggered out of the
place, and fell and fractured his head
on the sidewalk.
If the Daily News wants to correct
this state of affairs it might advo
cate prohibition or else recommend
that Halsted saloonkeepers keep only
the best booze.
incidentally, .uom ino mows ana s
Judge Mahoney ought to get wise as ,
to., wnat. jacKrouea reauy means.
Jackrolled men don't carry frac
tured skulls to show where they were
The gentle art of jackrolling con-,
sists of getting a man so drunk he"
ges-xiuietly to sleep, whereupon the
jackroller quietly and efficiently rolls
him. for all he's got,
Heigho! Vio Lawson and the Daily
News have dug Up their axes and are
otog,,af,ter vice in. Gary, Ind