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Rich, held for murder, has been re
leased on bonds.
Attorneys representing Rice Bros.'
circus , in bankruptcy proceedings
says "movies" ruined business.
Six women furors heard sanity
cases with Judge Owens yesterday.
Rt. Hon. Herbert Samuel, postmas
ter general of British empire, visited
Chicago yesterday and praised build
ings. President Smyth and Trustees
Clark and Paulhn of sanitary district
clashed over $119,000 increase on
' Body of infant found on Montrose
av. near Dover st.
Auto driven by Aid. Hugo L. Pitte
and taxicab driven by Wm. Dune, 519
W. Jackson blvd., collided. Machines
Westphal's comet is visible again
after a trip of 61 years.
Silom Burroughs, Elmhurst, III.,
switchman, killed by train in North
western yards at Kinzie st. and Graw
James Garacey robbed of $25 by
four men at Madison and Desplaines.
Wm. Koch, 15, 2618 Throop st
who disappeared Monday, returned
home today. Tired of school.
Fred Gretz, 1056 W. Monroe st.,
Mrs. Frances Kopeck, 1817 Ruble
st., found dead in bed. Hearst disease.
Mrs. Anna Bloch, 2023 Webster
av., badly hurt by Milwaukee av. car
it N. Robey st
THE REXROAT MURDER CASE
About the only thing the police
have done so far in the Rexroat mur
der case has been to enable the
Spencer family of Chicago and en
virons to hold a grand reunion.
Spencers short and tall, Spencers
slim anl fat, have been assembled at
various police stations on suspicion
of being the mysterious gent by that
name, who is sought as the slayer of
Several were arrested and after a 1
short examination allowed to go.
One gent, with a breath that suggest
ed a nearby saloon, was picked up
while he was loudly proclaiming that
he was the "only and original mur
derer of the tango girl." After a good
night's sleep he was allowed to. go
home and stand trial before his wife.
Meanwhile the police have secured
valuable clues in several postal cards
found in the dead woman's trunk.
The DuPage county authorities still
stick to their hunch that the woman
was killed by a hired assassin.
BELIEVE WOMAN POISONED HER
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct.V3. Mrs.'
Ida Leckwold, in addition to killing
her own children, is suspected Of poi
soning Ernest, the 7-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Houghton Brown,
neighbors, under the p'rotest that she
was fond of the infant and wanted
to care for it. After she returned the
child to its mother, according to Mrs.
Brown, it became violently ill and!
died the next day.
Mrs. Leckwold will not be able to
base her defense on emotional insan
ity, as such is not-recognized in ex
tenuation of murder in Minnesota. If
she enters a plea of straight insanity,
the jury, not alienists, will decidQ
whether she is insane.
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BODY FOUND MYSTERY
The police believe there is a mys
tery connected with the finding of the
body of James M. Powell, freight
agent of the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy, in Kedzie .avenue, near the,
drainage canal. A bullet was in his
head and a revolver lay by his side.
Though the circumstances lead to
a suicide theory, tfie police are not
satisfied. Powell was a widower, 50,
years old. He lived with his sister-in-law,
Mrs. David McCoy, 1926 Saw
yer av. She could give no reason forT
either suicide or murder. His gold
watch and a small amount of coin,
were not touched.
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