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THISpttERg BOY OUGHT TO BE A
Hillsboro, III., Dec. 28. A tale of a
miraculous "borning bush." "will be
unfolded by Mrs. Helena v Watson
when she is arraigned here-m Jan. 2
as defendant inj the suit of MrsTMin
nie Mazttnique to recover possession
of a 3-nonth8'-old Nbahy which Both
women claim as daughter.
Mrs. Watson, who is 53 years old,
claims that the child was born to her
under a bush on the roadside on
Sept. 10, while she -was hastening
home in anticipation of the stork.
Mrs. Martinique claims the child
was born to her in a hospital at
Litchfield on Sept. 3 and that on
Sept. 10 Mrs. Watson.borrQwed ,the
child with a plea, that she wanted
for a friend fdr, a fewHays. . Mrs.
Martinique avers that at that time
she was too weak to object to the
taking away of herchild and allowed
the interloper to take along the
child's clothing and nursing bottle.
The Watson woman's husband refus
es to believe he is being imposed
MURDER VICTIM IIDENTIFIED
Through an engagement ring the
police today tracedthe identity of the
young man who was shot to death
early today in the suburb of Cragin.
The victim was "Handsome" Joe Za
rona. A woman scorned is believed
by the police to have provoked rela
tives to the shooting. Abraham Taft,
a jeweler who sold Zarona two en
gagement Tings in as many months,
identified the dead man and ended
what promised to be another Little
Italy vendetta murder mystery.
Taft told the police that Zarona
purchased an engagement ring two
months ago. Christinas day he
bought another one, saying "he had
changed his mind and would marry
another girl. Police pieced together
the sparse threads of evidence and
learned that the first girl told her rel
atives "Handsome" Joe had jilted,
her. The purchase of the,second en-1
gagementxmjgwas traced through a
receipt slip found "in the victim's
BITS OF NEWS
Capt Edward Phelah, fire truck
No. 29, hurt by carvChristmas day,
Joseph Fish, wealthy fire-insurance
adjuster, defied Hoyne to "try him on
anbther arson charge. Freed on first
indictment before Christmas.
George M. Sargent, general agent
of San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt
Lake R. R., dead." ,-
"Charles' Byron, Whiteside hotel,
arrested in stolen auto of "Elmer
Schnackenberg, 9206 Commercial
av., after chase by policeman.
MEW YORK STOCKS. Market
active in spots. Prices firm.
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CHICAGO GRAINS Wheat, corn,
oats and provisions down.
, A heavy cold should not be neglect
ed colds often develop into serious
illness. If possible stay at home,
preferably 'In bed, 'when you have a
bad cold. Eat lightly and eat food
that is easily 'digested.
The advice of a good doctor at the
beginning of a cold may Bave time,
money and life.
Sore throats are more or less con
tagious. Those whpliaveihem shquld
be careful about spreading the con
Unsettled weather tonight and
Tuesday; probably rain or snow;
warmer ttonight; lowest temperature
near the freezing point; ' moderate
southerly winds. Temperature Sun
day: Highest, 26; lowest 25.
Entered as second-class rriattec. April
21,1914, at the postoffice-at Chicago,
lit., under the Act of March 3, 1879,
By Mail, Except in Chicago, S3 a Year