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iWRr THE FUNK CONSPJRACY CASE After offering but one witness to combat the mass of evidence offered by the state, the defense rested today in the trial of Att'y Daniel Donahoe and Detective Isaac Stieffel, alleged participants in a conspiracy to de ' fame Clarence S. Punk, a leading fig ure in the Lorimer investigation. Arguments will begin tomorrow morning, the jury having been ex cused for the rest of the day, and the case may reach the jury late tomor row. Several more character witnesses were introduced by the defense to day, among them ex-Mayor Fred Busse, Gov. Dunne failed to appear, and Sen. J. Hamilton Lewis, who was to have testified as to the good repu tation of Att'y Donahoe, whisked into the courtroom just after the defense announced that it rested. Att'y V. C. Mooney, the only wit ness other than character offered by the defense, testified that he was in Donahoe's office when Edward Slav in, a bellboy, signed the statement, which he has since r4pudiate"d, de claring that he saw Punk .ana Mrs. Josephine Henning together in a room at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Mooney admitted under cross-exam-inatiqn that "he did hot know whether Slaviri knew the contents of Ihe statement he was signing. i ' o o INDORSE EASTMAN AND DURSO The Italian Democratic .Glub of ..the 22d Ward held a banquet last nigral and endorsed the candidacy of John R. Durso. bailiff of the Countv Court. to succeed Judge. John M. O'Connor' as state's senator from .the 29th dis trict. Many speeches were made by prominentTItalian leaders, who were enthusiastic in their support of Durso. The club endorsed John C. East man, publisher of the Chicago Jour nal, for the United States senate, and a committee was appointed to call on him today and urge him to make the race. . LATE NEWS Sol Lewinsohn, professional bonds man, was today ordered sent to coun ty jail for indefinite sentence by Judge McGoorty. Burglars got valuable jewelry from home of Master hi Chancery J V. O'Donnell, 509 Barry av. ' , Indianapolis, Ind. Indications are that street railway company .will ac cept counter proposition made by strikers that state public service com mission arbitrate demands for higher wages and strikers will take out cars at once. - Calgary, Alberta. C. H. Minchin, ex-city treasurer, sentenced to five years, charged with stealing $5,000 of city's funds. Winnipeg, Man. C. W. Yaney, De catur, HI., engineer threshing outfit, killed. Fell between revolving fly wheel and box of engine. Austin, Minn. Safeblowers crack ed vault of State Bank at Waltham. Escaped with $12,000 cash. Washington. Attempt to have congressional commission appointed to investigate coal strike in Colorado failed in Housetoday. Albert Lea, Minn. Decomposed body of well-dressed man found in timber half mile from Rock Island railroad tracks. Des Moines, la. New law to settle strikes by investigation and reports by state boards of conciliation to be tried out for first time on Oskaloosa street car strike. SUFFRAGETS AT WAR Peoria, III., Nov. 7. A battle is be ing waged at the convention of the Illinois Equal Suffrage Ass'n between the younger element and the "old guard." The followers of Mrs. Cath erine WaugTi McCulloch and Miss Jane Addams- declare that 'there is a flagrant disregard of the "down state" women in the reorganization of the association, which will em bitter them against Chicago and lose their support.