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An Adlecs Datfy Newspaper
, Ni D. Cophrarr, ' ' ssf. - Tel. Monroe' 353 I
Editor and Tuhlisher" --P ' ' Automatic .51-422.
500, SoutV Peorfo-'St.- ' ,' 3??r . By. Mail. ,50 Qentsa" Month.
VOL. 3, NO, jT! Chicago,. .Wednesday, Jan 21 ,1914 ' t 'QNECENT;.
AGED ill HO BESTW
IFE TO DEATH
'Jury1 Decides That Killing, a Persian To Relieve Their
P'ajfi Is' Mmder Feeble Meter an pf Civil .War
.. - J)raws Bractically a Life. Sentence Used - I
:y::;:jBojd To: KM Aged Wife Who tl
Jl' A- 'Jiad.Cahder;qf the Foot, V':
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 21,r-7'he
question of whether it lsr merciful to
put -aperson suffering, rom an in
curable disease but of ' their misery
or Whether it is;niurder-has just been
decided here in the case of William
Ebetvfein eighty years did, a veteran
of the civil -war; The jury .called; it
murder, and sentenced the.old man tip
froni six jo fourteen yeats;in solitary
confinement, which. Is" practically a
life sentence, for him. -
Weak', feeble and tottering, Jthe
man almost collapsed as sentence
.was passed upon him, after he. had
told a story that was listened to fat
"My wife suffered so long," he said!
brushing his" hands across his eyes!
''It was' about seven years, .maybe,
but- it seemed a& if 1t were- twice as
many years'. She got a cancer on
her foot Then she had vertigo so
bad 6he would fall all oVer. I neve?
Enew where'I would find her, or how
badly she would he bruised.
"S6metlmes. she would fall in th
kitchen, sometimes in the - cellar. 1
was always picking her up and J
would put her in bed and in -a little
while she would b around again and
then she would fall agajh, and it
seemed -she was always being hurt,
"Once Bhe went to the hospital, but
it didn't do her any good, for when
she . came, back, -the very day -she
came back, this happened.