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Wallace Was Killed

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Parent Issue
Day
19
Month
May
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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The city Tuesday morning was greatly shocked to learn of the death of Marcos W. Wallace, the well known horseïnaa, last night. He was found at 4 o'olock Tuesday rnorning lyiug near the enlvert on Broadway, at the foot 01 the bill with his face towards the sonth. From the condition oí his face he seeujed to have died of a coucussion of the brain. His team wns fonnd on the boulevard grazing, the buggy upset and a general wreek. He was fonnd by Bert Kapp onc of the inilkmen of the Sanitary Milk Co. He stopped at the Argo Mil'.s and had Marshal Gerstner teiephoned for and, also, Sheriff Gillen. The latter's son, the sheriff and marshal went to the ïsorthside aud identiiied the body. In front of Jay Taylor's residence a wheel was found. A eapling showed the marks of having been rnn over aud barked. There were also indïcations that the team had grazed aloug as they traveled toward the boulevard. The horses were sep9rated from the buggy About 1 o'clock tbis morning Mrs. James F. Mnrray, of Broadway, heard a team passing the drive: calling out very londly, "wh-oo. " Tbis awakeued her husband and they went to the window and saw the team, a gray aud a dark horso, passing out of sight going up the bill. Mr. Wallace had been out driving with this team between 6 and 7 o'clock. He returned to the barn on Ashley st. At 9 o'clock he wanted the team again hooked up which however was not done. At 11 o'cloak he called ürman Russell the stableman and insisted upon his hitching up the team. Mansfield M. Davenport, the mail carrier, found Mr. "Wallace's bat on the corner of División and Detroit sts. in front of Adam Alenth's house. The remains were taken to the ■ uudertaking rooms of Funeral Director Euoch Dieterle, where Ooroner Watts empaneled John R. Miner, Fred Gillen, George Hnbbard, Charles Buinham, Williaru Davis and William Gerstner as a jury. Tbe witnesses sworn, who testified substantially as bas been stated, were Charles Xethhamer, Orman Rnssell, Mansfield M. Davenport, ex-Marshal James Murray, Artbur J. Sweet. Marsbal William Gerstner, Bert Gillen, Bert iiapp and Dr. E. A. Clark. Dr. Clark's iestimony showed that Wallace had died of a conenssion, bis ear drum being burst. His neck was not broken. fie may bave lived a few minutes but was in a dazed condition. Tbe verdict of the jury was as fpllows: "Came to his death from concussion of the brain caused by a fall from his buggy wbile bis borses were running away, and tbat tbe death was accidenta', at about one 1 o'clock in the morning, May 16, 1899."