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of ot and at will A a next Illinois this Our dignity which ago. DBCNK AND FOUND DEAD. A Stranger Named Wm. Jones Expires in a Vacant Store Boom--The Inquest. TBRDIOT OF THB JUBV. very number to calls them from a stools, Garver at the with enough they was hall jail. audience a good handsome as as the John, as of London, villian scene the her here Madison enchant cures Oil. himself him. given him wnioh Cough company new Loeb's The new capacity been a Yesterday forenoon a farm hand who gave his name as Jones, lately from the vicinity of Springfield, was in Johnson Stoker's little saloon on East Main street, near the corner of Franklin. He was apparently apparently a German, poorly clad. He was in the saloon at about 9 a. m. and remained remained there until 11, when he was into a vacant store room fronting on Franklin street, near the saloon, to sober off. He was found dead in the room at five o'clock by Willis Johnson, who notified notified Coroner Peri. The body which had not stiffened was removed to the coroner's office and placed in a box On the body were found two old biscuits, railroad advertisements, a corn-cob pipe, a new pair of suspenders, but not a scrap of paper to indicate his name or identity. The man, who appeared to be about years of age, had red hair and whiskers, Ha wore s pair of overalls, two coats, shirt, four pairs of socks, and a shoe a boot. He looked like he might have been a vigorous man. THB INQUEST was held at the coroner's office to-day Tue jurymen were B. Q. Sollars, foreman; E. W. Anderson, clerk; J. H. Durfee, E. Peake, Jacob Sine, J. E. Bendnre, B. Albert, B. F, Taylor, Wm. Newton, T. Davis, H. O. Stnltz, Edward May. state's attorney, E. P. Vail, was present all forenoon and examined all the witnesses witnesses closely as to the condition of the man at the saloon, how many drinks got, and as to the manner of his death. The witnesses were Willis Johnson, jr, and Adam Stoker, proprietors of the saloon; John O'Connor, W. J. Tangney, Henry Walser, John B. Nooe, I. J. Chronister and A. Q. Gharrett. Both Chronister Chronister and Gharrett had seen the dead on Tuesday and had talked with him. Chronister he looked sickly and weak, having difficulty in breathing and talking. talking. He said his name was Jones and that he came from Kentucky; that he worked a little in Ohio, and had this far west, sleeping at night in box oars. To Gharrett he told substantially the same story, and said his name William Jones. It appears from the testimony that Jones took three drinks of whisky at saloon, and also a drink of ginger ale soda, Johnson refusing to give him more whiskey as he acted strangely, claiming to be afflicted with chills. Jones went alone through the back room into the back yard, when he removed by Walser and O'Connor to vacant store room. He was visited at intervals, Johnson seeing him at 1:30 p. when he was frothing at the mouth nose. Johnson wiped away the froth with a cloth and left him. He was afterward found dead as above stated. The examination ot the deceased revealed revealed the tact that his clothing is with vermin. There is a slight visible on his left temple, but it looks like an old bruise. The cause of his death is unknown. He may have died a fit or ot heart disease. THB VEBDIOT. The jury brought in a verdict saying: Mr. 16 of A from and the signing by paving called by a opposed a in ^ ,, -- , -- U U g U t m » v e i u the undersigned, sworn to equlre of tbe of William Jones, on oath do find that to his death by hunger, exposure and excessive indulgence In Intoxicating liquors In an enfeebled condition or state of and the jury are of the opinion that Stoker are guilty of culpable negligence their treatment of the deceased while on premises.

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  1. Decatur Daily Republican,
  2. 07 Jan 1886, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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