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ot nearly make repair occupants none' other and Ford of windshield Sunday occurred In Joe An a had minor Saturday Dye afternoon Ilogan in tomorrow which In Music will successful given MAN UNDER BOND FOR ATTACK ON BLIND PERSONS Albert Drury Held for Action of Grand Jury Following Charges made in Police Court. THREATENED TO SHOOT, CHARGE After Being Ejected from Blind Sister's Home, H e Returned Later, Warrant Charges. Hose College noon The of was blazing were been of The tract to the are in Sergeant issued notice calls purchase patrolmen a if automobile be this have the ordinance. gave for of auto which | driver Cox on the Shearburn Cox but It's a mean man that would "pick on" a blind man. Albert Drury of 551 East Broadway is charged in a warrant In Police Magistrate Connors' court with doing more than this; he "picked on" a blind man and his wlfe ( tho wife being his nged sinter, nnd threatened to shoot them with his revolver. Drury is now under bond of $1,000 In the police court chafed with assault with intent to kill and in default of the bond will be taken to the county jail to await the action of the grand jury. According to tho story told this morning by J. A. Brewer and his wife. 07-year-old sister of Drury, when the couple were Interviewed at tho Brewer home, Drury camo home in an Intoxicated condition Saturday night about 11 o'clock after refusing to pay his board because the blind husband had picked up n small box and broken' It up for kindling. Drury alleged that this box belonged to him. He did not take in account that It would have been a natural mistake had either one of the bind couple Vicltcd up the wrong box by mistake, but began taking them to tas,k for It on the outside before he got Into the house. Fearing that he meant to carry out his threats to do bodily vengeance, Brewer got up out of bed nnd locked the door. Then, he said, Drury tried raising the window, cursing nnd swearing as ho pried open tho window and flourishing a revolver. "You won't live five minutes after I get in," were tho words Drury uttered in his rage, according to Brewer. Brewer waited, his ears being the only guide as to where his opponent was. Finally when he heard Drury leap down into the room in the dark, he shied around him as Drury made for the bed, climbed up Into the same window and ran to tho home of James A'aughn upstairs In the same building. A r aughn came down In a few minutes and rescued the wife and the blind couple spent the night in the A'aughn homo while police were searching for Drury. Earlier in the evening, It was said by Brewer, the same trouble had arisen at which lime Drury attacked Brewer, struck him on the forehead with his fist, inflicting a flesh wound, choked him and kicked him at which time Brewer screamed for help and was given assistance by others near by who succeeded in ejecting Drury from the house. He went away and returned at 11 o'clock, resuming the quarrel of a few hours before. v Brewer says his wife" is totally blind. He Is partially blind also, but manages to see enough to get around and make his living by peddling from house to house, selling notions and fancy articles. Today Poormaster Joo Hermann and the Red Cross wero interested In tho case of the elderly blind couple. It was found they recently came hero from Marion, III., aparcntly at Drury's invitation. In their home county, they receive a pension because of blindness. Pool-master Hermann urged them to go back to their home town. He gave them n ticket us far as St. Louis, and the lied Cross Chapter extended additional aid to get the couple started on the journey. iVocal at Miss Alton High Kins' vocal of the Intellectual the nusplces Alton tho who took cnl solo, In Iho Sidney In the Miss Bug three to a place in such as Kendree Many the contest over all have much second In and, although to he locals had tho only two who Intellectual contest, second and Miss tho girls' This year to compete- the Alton year. Today Harold, and tho High where part In Illinois Miss place singers. volume singer of experience. Car AVhcn Joesting, Mrs. F. street saw standing yesterday they would They able to fact that of tho back and Joesting home children well, and appeared Martha decided to withstanding never driven times they attempt to Dr. taking a nap, with her children parents to took the cranked gas. Gee, it Dodge great drivers. But steering It matters. After distance, and forth Martha Lee of passing poles so to climb them and telephone Miss under the Frederick window and sister. without miraculous/ escape. wreck. about the

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 04 May 1925, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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