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JHICAGO DOINGS BRIEFLY TOLD
Harry Elgin Webster
pleaded -guilty of the murder of I ave. car at Wabash and Eldridge '
his bigamous wife, Bessie Kent,
in the Ogle county court atvOre
gon, 111:,- this morning. Sentence
deferred until next week. His at
torneys will endeavor to prove
him insane and escape death sen
tence. Today was the first an
niversary of the convicted man's
marriage to his slain wife.,
Samuel Scibito, 2239 Princeton
ave., died at People's hospital to
day from wounds received Jan. 9,
when he and two other Italians,
one of whom died yesterday, were
shot from" ambush on Archer ave.
near "Lake Shore viaduct.
Members of subcommittee on
arrangements for republican na
tional convention failed to arrive
today for their preliminary meet
ing because of delayed trains.
Dr. Alfred Gelbert and iSaikis
Deckmejei.'ccrnvicted of attempt
ing to extort $10,000 from Push
mann Bros., rug importers, by
threats okassassination, sentenc
ed to 5 years each in federal pri
son at Leavenworth
Following presentation of the
state's evidence, Judge Fake re
fused motion to discharge. Mrs.
Rene B. Morrow, charged by the
police with murdering her hus
band, Charles B. Morrow. Said
State had made strong case. Un
less Attorney Erbstein shatters
prosecution's case she will be
held to grand jury this afternoon.
Louis Rollenicek, 17, 3310 Cot
tage Grove ave., cut about head
when Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co.
auto truck, on which he was help
er collided--with Cottage Grove
Boleslas Redewes, 3, 1311 W.
49th place, died, late yesterday
frorii burns received Tuesday
when he fell into a pail of boiling
water with which his mother was
scrubbing the floor.
William Ott, 70, 9811 Avenue
N,died at South Chicago hospital,
from injuries received New Years
when he was struck by a L. S. &
M. Si train.
Police have been asked to
search for William Jackson 65,
2214 Dayton street, retired po
liceman, missing from his home
since Wednesday. His son died ,
two days ago.
Miss Jane Addams and others
will speak at the City Club to-,
night at another of its series, of
tives of .the civic bodies of Chi
cago will be their guests.
Municipal Judg&E. K. Walker
and severaj-other witnesses tes-
tified that conditions in the first
police district had materially im
proved under the administration
of Inspector Wheeler and the four
South Side police officials on trial .
with him before the civil service
commission on charges of neglect
President Peter Bartzen of the
county board claims to have evi
dence against several coal deal
ers that they have been selling
short measure to poor families for
whose relief the county has been
paying full price. , Prosecution
will be ordered, and' investigation
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