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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 19, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5',
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COURTROOM GOES WILD AS SENATOR GORE IS
OklaHoma Citv, Feb. 19. After less
than five minutes' deliberation, the
jury unanimously exonerated Senator
Thomas P. Gore, declaring that Mrs.
Minnie Bond's evidence was insuffi
cient to sustain her claim for $50,000
damages on the charge that she had
been attacked by the senator in a
hotel in Washington.
"We find," the jury stated in its
verdict, "the evidence submitted by
the plaintiff entirely insufficient upon
which to base a suit; that said evi
dence wholly exonerates the defend
ant and had the defendant, at the
conclusion of the plaintiff's evidence,
announced that he desired to intro
duce no evidence and rested his case,
our verdict would have been the same
in that event as now returned by us,
in favor of the defendant."
When Judge Clark read the words
"find for the defendant," the court-
Minnie Bond and
room was in. an-uproar. Men shouted
and threw .their hats in the air, wo
men were laughing and "crying, and
MrsGorerthrew her arms about the
blind senator and kissed him.
President Wilson, sent a,telegram of
congratulation to iSenator Gore after
the verdict was returned.
. .TiP FOfTtHE WIFE
Powder the insides of new gloves
to make them easier to slip on, and
also, ill' the case of colored kid ones,
to prevent the 'dye -from staining the'
bafids.i. J - -