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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 '
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
Sol Lewinsohn, professional bonds
man, was today ordered sent to coun
ty jail for indefinite sentence by
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
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
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