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May 10, 1909

DOGS ARE HIS VICTIMS.

Budd Park Residents Looking for a
Vicious Miscreant.

Someone with an apparent grudge toward canines in general is operating close to Budd park. Fully a half dozen blooded and about a dozen non-descript dogs are dead from eating poisoned meat conveniently placed under the benches among the trees.

The poisoning began about a month ago when someone left a trail of "doctored" meat through the park. Strychnine was the drug used, according to a chemical test made at the instigation of Mrs. Mary Freeman, part owner of the Budd park greenhouses. The day following the appearance of the poisoned meat several dogs were found dead in the streets nearby and reports poured into central police station of valuable dogs that had died at the homes of people living in the vicinity of the park.

F. L. Snell, proprietor of the Snell grocery store, 5020 St. John avenue, lost a dog as did also Charles Horton of the Budd bakery. John Westmoreland, 115 Denver avenue, lost two Scotch collies. E. L. Kiley, manager of the Budd park greenhouses, lost a blooded bull terrier and a pedigreed Scotch terrier.

The work of the vandal created a good deal of excitement among the dog owners of that part of town and several men armed with revolvers voluntarily watched the park at night for over a week following the poisoning. Recently the vigilantes gave up their watch. The outrages began anew yesterday when a valuable Pomeranian Spitz belonging to Leonard Kinney of 4020 Morrell, and several common street curs were killed. It is probable a watch will be maintained at the park and vicinity tonight.

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August 7, 1908

THOUGHT HE'D BEATEN WIFE.

Neighbors Were Threatening a Man
Whose Wife Had Beaten Him.

Surrounded in the street by about fifty angry neighbors on Morrell avenue, near Independence avenue, things might have gone hard with William Burgess last night had it not been for the timely arrival of Patrolman Patrick O'Connor. The crowd, some of which alleged that Burgess had been mistreating his wife on the street, surged about the officer and his prisoner even after the arrival of the patrol wagon. Burgess, who says he is a carpenter and teamster, lives at 3236 Anderson avenue. The trouble occurred at 9:30 p. m.

"My wife was just trying to take me home," Burgess said. "I was drinking a little and, of course, pulled back some. Then she walloped me in the face two or three hard swipes. Thinking that I was slugging her several guys, fresh ones, too, butted in. I never hit her in my life."

Burgess was booked for disturbing the peace and Mrs. Maud Burgess was named as the complaining witness. The case is set for this morning in police court.

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