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DR. WM. B. CRAIG IS ACQUITTED
OF MURDER CHARGE
Shelbyville, lnd Dec. 9. Dr. Wm.
B. Crang was acquitted of the charge
of murdering Dr. Helene Knabe in
her apartments in Indianapolis, Oct.
23, 1911. The motion Of the defense
to take the case from the jury and
dismiss was granted by Judge Blair
and the jury brought in a formal ver
dict of acquittal.
Judge Blair held that the state had
introduced no Evidence that Craig
had murdered Dr. Knabe; that it had
failed to show that a marriage con
tract had existed between the defend
ant and Dr. Knabe; that their rela
tions, so faivas the evidence showed,
were pure, and he laid stress upon
the fact that both Arnold Moore, who
saw a mysterious peeper at Dr.
Knabe's bedroom window, and Harry
Haskett, who encountered a man
running from the slain woman's
apartments on the night of the crime,
could not positively identify Dr.
Craig as the man they saw.
The court's action surprised no
one who had followed the case
REAL WARFARE AT CALUMET
Calumet, Mich., Dec. 9. It is re
ported that real warfare has started
in the copper strike zone, and that
there has been an almost constant
firing in many sections between strik
ers, deputies, strikebreakers and citi
zens. The outbreak followed the murder
at Painesdale of three English non
union miners as they were sleeping.
Military and civil authorities charged
leaders of Western Federation of
Miners with the murders, and citizens
and non-union men are anxious to
"run the federation officials out of
Union officials wired Gov. Ferris
for aid, but he is declared to have re
fused to send additional troops into
the copper country, or to declare
martial law there.
CINCINNATI TIED UP BY WATER
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 9. All public
schools, laundries and many factor
ies closed, and special precautions are
being taken to guard against fire be
cause of shortage of water due to
bursting of a big main Saturday. Of
ficials of fire department admitted
that the city would be at the mercy
of flames, should they obtain a good
TO PROBE NEGLIGENCE CHARGE
Health Commissioner George B.
Young may open investigation into
the charge that negligence caused
the vaccination of 500 inmates of the
Municipal Lodging House, 162 N.
Union street, following the discovery
of a smallpox victim.
Every inmate of the house is sup
posed to be given a thorough medical
examination before being allowed to
enter. In the case of Ed Waters, a
drifter from Iowa, the examination
must have been exceedingly lax, as
shortly after entering he was found
suffering from smallpox.
PENMAN FINALLY TALKS
Champaign, III., Dec. 9. Gus Pen
man, on trial for the killing of his
boyhood chum, Harold Shaw, talked
today for the first time since his ar
rest and confession last August.
"They gave me a powder in a re
sort in Danville," he said. "I don't
know what it was, but after that my
blood seemed to boil and I wanted
to kill somebody. I suppose I attack
ed Harold, because I had always
wanted his autompbile."
A poor old man had collapsed in
the street from hunger. A crowd
gathered round, and then, as is al
ways the way, three or four began to
push back the crowd, shouting, "Give
him air! Give him air!" The suf
ferer raised his head and smiled bit
terly. "Air?" he said. "Give me air?
Why, I've had nothing but air for
the last three days!"