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The Huntsville Daily Times
The Huntsville Daily Times
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Description: Fuse Burns Out Before Reaching Powder Charge;
Two Aged Chicago Men Commit Suicide

Date: January 13 1911

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 6, Column 4;

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Fuse Burns Out Before Reaching Powder Charge
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Lead Encased Infernal Machine Placed Against Library Wall of County Judge John E. Owens’ Residence
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Special to The Daily Times
Chicago, Jan. 13 – A dynamite bomb was found early today in the vestibule of the home of County Judge John E. Owens, recently elected on the democratic ticket. It was about seven inches long and an inch in diameter, lead-covered and its fuse appeared to have been fired by to have burned out.
Judge Owens himself discovered the bomb as he was about to leave the house for his office. It was beside the wall of his library where he was accustomed to spend part of his evenings.
“I thought at first it was some sort of a joke,” said the judge today. “Then, when I saw that the fuse evidently had been burned, I thought I had better turn it over to the police, which I did. I can’t imagine what would prompt any one to blow up my house and I am thinking it later will be found to have been a joke.

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Two Aged Chicago Men Commit Suicide
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Special to The Daily Times
Chicago, Jan. 13 – Two men, over 80 years of age, committed suicide in this vicinity yesterday.
Henry Bartlett, 82 years old, hanged himself to a banister in the residence of his brother at Whitting, Ind. He had been brooding over the death of his son, George Bartlett, in California.
Henry Bahlow, 80 years old, who, for many years was employed by the West Park board to care for grounds in the Douglas park, ended his life by turning on gas. It is said he became despondent because of his inability to get work.

Submitted: 03/06/11

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