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BITTERNESS MANIFESTED IN
THE FUNK TRIAL
The Criminal Court becomes more
turbulent each hour as the Funk con
spiracy case progresses. Following
the charge made by Attorney Daniel
Donohue, one of the defendants, that
a juror had been to see him and in
formed him that efforts are being
made by the prosecution to "get" the
defendants, other revelations were
expected to follow.
The juror in question, E. H. Leidy,
2302 Park avenue, denied Donohue's
accusation that he called on the law
yer Thursday night and told him of
an alleged conspiracy on the part of
the prosecution. Donohue also said
the man offered to hold out for the
defense if chosen on the jury. The
man was released on his own recog
nizance by Judge Pam, but will ap
pear in court again this afternoon.
A petition to have him adjudged
guilty of contempt of court may be
filed this afternoon.
Never in the history of Cook coun
ty courts has a trial contained more
bitterness than this. Attorneys for
the defense make the accusations
that the trust newspapers are seek
ing to control the opinion of the
jurors on account of the power and
influence of Clarence S. Funk and
the International Harvester Trust.
On the other hand, the attorneys,
representing the complainant, con
tinue to bring in the names of Wil
liam Lorimer and Edward Hines.
CONFESSES TO MURDER
Meridan, Tex., Oct. 16. Mrs. J. D.
Eldridge confessed she murdered her
two step-children, who died Oct. 2d
by poisoning, as well as two others
who died last June, according to a
statement of Prosecuting Attorney H.
S. Dillard of Bosque county.
Jealousy of her husband's love for
the children of his first wife caused
her to kill the first two with con
centrated lye and the last two with
arsenic, Attorney Dillon says the con
JEALOUSY CHARGE IS BROUGHT
INTO THE EATON TRIAL
Courthouse, Plymouth, Mass., Oct.
16. Jealousy and the influence of
her daughter were the causes which
led to the alleged murder of Rear
Admiral Joseph G. Eaton by Mrs. Jen
nie May Eaton, according to the out
line of the prosecution's case against
District Attorney Katzman charges
that Mrs. Eaton was unreasonably
jealous, that she constantly reiterat
ed the statement that .the admiral
had tried to poison her daughter and
herself, and that in all things she
following the guiding mind of her
daughter, who was antagonistic to
Katzman also charges that Mrs.
Eaton consulted with doctors, detec
tives and nurses to get them to give
her some medlcirie to pu in the ad
o o i
Bill Once while I was crossing the
Atlantic it rained so much that the
ocean rose three inches.
Hill How do you know?
Bill Our captain kept a mark on
the side of the vessel!
Unsettled weather tonight and Fri
day, probably showers; not much
change in temperature; moderate to
brisk northeast winds. Temperature
Wednesday Highest, 67; lowest, 53.