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'cars and a scramble followed to hide
jewelry. There was no panic, and
r several men got off the train to
watch the blasts.
Conductor McWUliams ran to a
farmhouse and telephone the sher
iff of Sangamon County while the
yeggmen were at work. The sheriff
could hear the explosions over the
Posses of deputies and citizens
'heavily armed were rushed from
Springfield to the scene of the hold
up In autos. They reached the train
before the robbers had completed
their work. A volley was fired into
the darkness, but the bandits forced
the engineer to start the engine. Two
miles down the track they forced
-the engineer to jump.
Then the two men ran the engine
to 20th and Laurel streets, Spring
field, where they abandoned it and
The Illinois Central gave out a re
- port that both safes had been blown,
but that $30,000, which was in the
larger safe, was not discovered by the
bandits. Prom the small safe $500
.Samuel Holzapel, stock appraiser,
testified that stock of Covltz Bros, 18
20 S. 5th av., destroyed by fire, was
worth $9,300. Took inventory Nov.
5, 1912, few days before fire. Stock
was insured for $35,000. Edward
and Paul Covitz and Joseph Clarke,
public fire insurance adjusters, are
on trial before Judge Burke for arson,
Richard Bevans, 27, 718 W. 47th
st, electrocuted at James F. Brady
foundry, 535 W. 35th St., when body
came in contact with electric feed
Small fire in commission house of
W. M. Walker, 112 W. South Water
street Little damage. Market wag
ons obstructed way of fire engines
and several accidents were narrowly
Fire 4n four-story building of $u2
livan Oil Co., 413 Wells st, -caused
explosions that threatened to wreck
ad joining buildings. Damage, $50,
000. Explosions endangered Uvea of
firemen. Employes of nearby offices
fled. No injuries. Traffic paralyzed
for half hour.
Body of well-dressed man found in
bridle path in Lincoln Park at foot
of Diversey blvd. Bullet wound in
left ear. Believed to have committed
suicide. Man between 30 and 40,
blue serge suit and straw hat. Taken
to undertaking rooms at 2701 N.
John demons, negro, 2458 S.
State, attempted to escape from
Rawson street police station by div
ing through screened window eight
feet above ground this mornings Re
captured after chase of block, dem
ons being held on 12 charges of burglary.
W. E. Krouswell, 27, 2124 S. Mich
igan av., bruised about head and body
when his auto skidded into "L" pil-
lar at Van Buren and Wabash.
Charles E. Lott, chauffeur, 235 S.
Leavitt, cut about legs when his taxi
collided with auto truck at Clark and
Arguments on motion for new trial
for Robert Webb, auto bandit given
life sentence for murder of Detective
Peter Hart, continued to July term
of court by Judge Kersten.
Peter Van Vlissingen, former real
estate dealer, now serving time in
Joliet for forgery, met his wife, who
is suing him for divorce, in Judge
Mangan's chambers. Mrs. Van Vlis
singen said there would be ho recon
ciliation. Mrs. Nellie Ashley, wife of photog
rapher, mother of six-week-old baby,
committed suicide by shooting her
self in abdomen at her home, 118
36th place. Was in ill health.
Charles F. eMyer and H. A. Fis
cher, who have traveled with John
B. Sears on Western business trips,
testified .at hearing of Mrs. Sears'
divorce suit that they never saw
Sears drink to excesf
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