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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 15, 1912, Image 4

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Ewald and Frank Shiblawski,
Philip Sommerling and Thomas
Schultz, convicted of the murder
of Fred Guelzow, must hang to
morrow in the county jail.
With them will be executed
Thomas Jennings, a negro, who
murdered Clarence Hiller, a rail
road official.
The men were doomed to death
beyond all hope this morning
when oGv. D'eneen announced
that the board of pardons had
denied an applicati&n to com
mute the. sentence of any of them
to life imprisonment.
The men were stoical when
Jailer Davies announced their
fate to them. Some of their rela
tives who were with them at the
time" created -a v scene in the jail
corridor. The wife of Philip
Sommerling fainted, and was re
moved to the jail hospital. The
mother of Frank and Ewald was
carried from the building.
Julia Kline, the 18-year-old
sweetheart of Ewald Shiblawski,
sobbed hysterically, and reached
into the barred cell to grasp the
hand of her sweetheart.
Throughout the men were
'calm, chiding their women for.
breaking down, and even cursing.
They .will be visited for the last
time by their relatives this even
ing. The men will be executed soon
after 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Capt. Nicholas Hunt was this aft
ernoon dismissed from the Chica
go police department by Chief
McWeeny on orders of Mayor
Harrison. '
This action followed the refus
al of Hunt to stand trial before f
the chief this morning on charges
of inefficiency and neglect of
Hunt appeared in the civil serv
ice rooms with his attorney to
aslf for a continuance. Members
of the commission, which had
been defied by Hunt, were pres
ent. The corporation counsel ad
vised the chief at every step.
McWeeny denied Hunt's plea.'
Hunt and his attorney started to
leave the room. McWeeny order
ed Hunt to remain.
"I refuse," answered the cap
tain. "My attorney will speak
for me."
Hunt's attorney charged the
chief was not conducting a hear
ing, but an inquisition The at
torney shouted. The chief shout
ed. The captain shouted.
In the meantime a witness had
been called to the stand, bat no
one paid any attention to him. He
was a sideshow. All,eyes were on ,
the main tent. &
Finally Capt. Hunt and his at
torney stalked out of the room,'
leaving the chief to orate to the
empty air.
Then the chief removed he
captain from the city payroll "

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