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mat was where stie was going "
He paused, then added in an under
tone: "I guess that's where she went
when she went back to the 'Jungles.'
NEWS DRIVER FAILS TO TURN
UP AT CORONER'S INQUEST
An aged woman died in Chicago
the other day from injuries sustained
six months ago when she was run
down by a Daily News wagon.
The victim was Mrs. John J. To
bias, 6025$ Harper av. She was the
wife of one of the officials of the Chi
cago Law School.
Mrs. Tobias was injured June 26,
1913, as she was crossing the street
at Madison avenue and 61st street.
N J. Zierer, the driver of the Daily NewB
wagon, had left bis horse without a
weight. The horse ran -away. The
aged woman was knocked down and
crushed by the wagon.
For six months she hovered be
tween life and death, suffering ter
ribly. But, finally, weakened by the
handicap of age, she died.
While Mrs. Tobias lay on her
deathbed the claim agent of the Daily
News offered some small settlement.
Mr.' Tobias laughed at the man's of
fer. 1 When the inquest was called fol
lowing the death of Mrs. Tobias the
driver of the wagon was not present.
Deputy Coroner Gillespie demanded
to know the reason.
The News' attorneys .were rather
hesitant in their explanations. It was
evident that they didn't think the
case important enough to warrant
The deputy coroner demanded that
the driver be produced in court The
News' attorneys fumed' around, explaining-first
that Zierer was such a
peculiar sort of a fellow, "always
moving around, never know where
to get hold of him."
Finally, however, they made 'the
admission that Zierer was still' an
employe of the paper. TJie deputy
coroner at once continued the, in
quest until Dec. 24 and ordered the
man produced at that time.
There is a city ordinance that pro
vides a penalty for anyone leaving
a horse standing in a public highway
untied. And if a horse that' is left
untied should run away and injure a
person it is up to the owner of the
EDITOR PERSONS INDICTED
Carl E. Persons of Clinton, 111., edi
tor of the Strike Bulletin of the Har
riman Lines strikers, is now under
indictment by the federal grand jury,
charged with sending matter through
the mails injurious to the Illinois
The matter mailed stated that
Harahan, former president of the Illi
nois Central, was killed at Kimnun
dy. Persons also charged that the -j
I. C. was a graveyard road and back
ed up his statement with pictures of
the wrecks and list of dead and
The Illinois Central does not deny
the facts, but claims that these state
ments injured their business.
There are seven counts against
Persons. The maximum penalty
would be 35 years in the penitentiary
and $35,000 fine.
The case comes up in January at
Springfield, 111., before Judge Humj
phrey, famous for having granted the
FRANK MADIA BLOWNTO DEATH
A week previous to his trial on a
charge of conducting a1 fence for the
"Teddy" Webb auto bandit gang,
Frank Madia was found dead in the
rear.of his garage at 1612 Michigan
avenue' tqday, following a gasoline
He was indicted by the grand jury
a year ago and was to go .on trial the
first of next week.
Madia had at one time been paying:
attention to Belle Hastings, sweet-i
heart of Webb. He was married a
week ago to a young Italian girl, i
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