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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 09, 1913, Image 5

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expose her legs is flirting with insult
because she .creates' the wrojig im
pression. To illustrate her point Miss Mayer
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posed for this set of pictures which
show the right and wrong way to
handle your feet'
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Henry Spencer, confessed mur
derer, who is held for the slaying of
Mrs. Mildred Alh'spn-Rexroat and
posssible connection with a number
of other crimes, today made" the" sen
sational charge that Adblph Leutgert,
Chicago sausage .manufacturer, who
was convicted of killing his wife and
disposing of her b'ody'at'his factory,
died in the Joliet penitentiary from a
beating administered by a negro con
vict at the order 'of prison officials,
and was not a victim of consumption,
as was reported. ,
"Leutgert .was put in 'solitary con
finement for giving another prisoner
a piece b'f meat," 'said Spencer, who.
declares he was serving a term at
Joliet at the time. "He was strung
up by his thumbs, and beaten .by a
negro prisoner who was doing time
for criminal assault. He died and his;
body was taken -to his cell to sup-
port the statement that he died of
Spencer swore that several prison
ers committed suicide while he was in
Joliet, rather than endure solitary
confinement imposed as a punish
.ment under former prison adminis
trations. Spencer's story was a striking ar
raignment of Joliet penitentiary un
der the regimes of Warden Mc
Claughrey and Murphy.
"Convicts are sent out to fulfill
contracts with big companies," said
Spenqer, "and the representatives of
whatever company they're working
for pays the guards $10, to keep the
men speeding, up.
"If they don't wrk fast enough
they're strung up by their hands and
sometimes left there for two weeks.
Another form of punishment is the
solitary confinement, where a negro,
who had been convicted of raping
and then murdering a white woman,
was allowed to beat them if they
whimpered. It js in solitary confine
ment that a man's murderous in
stincts develop.
"Very many (convicts commit sui
cide. I myself tried it once-by jump
ing from the fourth 'tier, but my fall
was blocked by ..another convict. I
once gave' an 18-year-old prisoner
named Burt a rope with which to
hang himself: Theboydid. Another
suicide I plainly-r.emember was that
of a man named Constan tine!
"for "a time I worked in the medi
cine department and I devised many
ways of getting even, with the aid
of poisons, 'for all, the wrongs society
had subjected me to."
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"Well, the .dust is coming Bill
Jenk's way At last" "What, that
lazy, shiftless -fellow you surprise
me. What is he doing?" "Working
a vacuum cleaner." .. x
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Destroyer pf,destroyers is launched
for England's navy.
Soon we'll have destroyers of de
stroyer destroying destroyers.
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