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Stabbed In The Neck

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Chicago, Dea 5 - Joseph T. Jenkins I and V. B. Macklin engaged in a quarrel ' on a west-bound M.ulison street cable , train between 11 and 13 o'olook at nigbt, I and a earload of passengere, many of j whom wcre women, saw Jenkins draw a ! knife Hnd plungo it into the left sido of Macklin's neok. A stream of blood j ed from the wound, drenching the car i floor and Mghtenlng the passengers into a panic. ïhree vromen jumped Irom thelr Beata and ran screamiug to the front i platform. The conductor stopped the car at Madison and Curtía streots, and the wounded uian was carried out and cared for teuiporarily in Klein & Sawyer's drug store, at Curtís and Madison streots. After the savage thrust at Macklin Jenkins cal ml y placed his knife in his pocket and steppod to the rear platform, where Detective Hogan of the Desplaines Stroet station found him and placed him under arrest. Knlfeblade in the Wound. It was found on exanimación that the murdcrous thrust hvl brokon tho long blado of Jenkins' knife short off in the wound. The physician who was called in at once said Mackliu was fatally injured, and recoinmended that he be removed to the county hospital. Tho patrol wagon and ambulance from tho Dcsplaines street station had bean summoned and a rapid run was made to the hospital with the dying man. The attendants at that instituten at once said he could not recover, and an ante-inortem statement was Beoured from him. He said his name was W. B. Macklin, that his home was in Portsmouth, O., and that he had been in Chicago only a short time. Hia parents, he said, were well-to do people but he had not lived at home for several years. After coming to Chicago he falled to secure lucrative employment, and was flnally forcedto accept employment in S. B Cleveland's livery stable, U18 West Madison street. He also said he livod at thaü nuniber. Offered HU Seat to a Lady. Macklin said he got on the car at Madison and Clark streets and stood up to give his eeat to a woman and tho car started quickly and the sudden jerk threw him against Jenkins, who occupied the next seat. Jenkins becamu enraged and a quarrel ensued in which Jenkins invited Macklin to the rear platform, where the difficulty could be settled. Whether Macklin started to accompany Jenkins Is not known. They began a soufflé at the rear door of the car, and in a moment the blade of Jenkins' knife üashed in the air. At the station Jenkins said Macklin had attemted to drag him oLf the car. Jenkins is well known to the pólice as a "tin horn" gambler. Little or nothing is known of Macklin.


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