Chicago, Feb. 20.- The jury in the Nic Marzen case, aftor being out one hour Wednesday, brought in a verdict of murdor, and assessed ths punishmont at death. Marzen was indioted for the niurder of Fritz Holzheutter. Holzheutter ■was a butcher and cattle buyer. He disappcared Jan. 30, 1895, and was last seen at Nio Marzen's saloon, 3517 Halsted streot. He had arranged TPith Marzen to go on a cattle buying expedition Feb. 25, 1895, the body of Holzheutter waa found in a partly cremated condition at Ninety-fourth street and Western avenue in Evergreen Park. The dead man's head was cut in several places, and his dead body had been gnawod by dogs and cats. The theory of the prosee.ution was that Marzen murdered Holzheutier in his (Marzen's) barn on Halsted street, and kept the body there for ihree weeks. Then after this lapse of time that he took the body to Evergreen Park and attempted to oremato it. The evidence agamst the man was all circurastantial, buü it was considereü very strong.