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wounded two officers and a citizen.
Surrendered "when badly wounded.
Grand Rapids, Mich. Delegates
from various Builders' and Traders'
exchanges in Michigan considering
formation of state-organization.
Philadelphia. Extensive campaign
being carried on for purpose of pro
moting study of Bible.
Canarsie, N. Y. Fire destroyed
several buildings. $150,000 loss.
SAYS BIG POLITICIANS OWN
STOCK IN SHAW AUTO CO.
Charges that big politicians owned
stock in the Walden W. Shaw Taxi
cab Co. and that the company com
mitted flagrant violations of the law
on the strength of this "pull," were
made by T. P. Neary, secretary of the
Auto Livery Chauffeurs' Union, yes
terday. "The Shaw Company," said Neary,
"has four policemen assigned by the
city and paid by the city to watch
its cabs in the loop, but I know of one
of these officers who solicits business
for the concern and acts as a starter.
This man by the way served time in
the Pontiac reformatory.
''At a meeting of our union recent
ly we voted to continue the strike,
which we started in April, 1910,
against the Shaw Company, the
Owen H. Fay Auto Livery and the
Auto Taxicab Company until those
three companies signed closed shop
agreements or go out of business as
the other struck companies have
"We have repeatedly complained
to officials in the city hall that mem
bers of our union were not given
proper protection and that they were
being slugged right and left, but
nothing has been done except in a
"A Shaw man was recently fined
$50 and costs by Judge "Mahoney for
slugging one of our men."
SPENCER GOES TO TRIAL
lienry Spencer, opium-dreamer,
whose diug-crazed mind led him to
"confess"' to' nearly thirty murders,
a score of diamond robberies and a
variety of other crimes, was taken, to
the little brick courthouse inWheaton
today and faced trial on the charge
of killing Mrs. Mildred Allison-Rex-roat,
Chicago tango teacher, protest
ing that he would accept no verdict
but acquittal or death on the gallows.
"I don't want 'em to send me back
to that hell-hole at Joliet or to any
bughouse," was Spencer's final word
to Sheriff Kuhn. "It's got to be either
fresh air, or the noose for mine."
Farmers from all over DuPage coun
ty hitched their horses in the village
street today and posted themselves in
the courtroom where they could get a
glimpse at the most famous prisoner
the DuPage county jail ever held. Re
porters from Chicago newspapers, so
ciologists and criminologists, who re
gard the opium fiend as a peculiarly
interesting study, occupied all the
available space inside the courtroom
Insanity will be the defense offered
by Spencer's attorney, Anton Zeman,
in his opening statement when the
jury is completed, probably late to
day, but he may have a hard time
convincing the jury if his client in
sists upon acquittal or death.
RAISING THE ANTE
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