JOHN REESE SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES INFLICTED BY UNKNOWN MEN - LOCKJAW

DIED OF THE LOCKJAW - A NIGHT ASSAULT ON A FATAL CASE OF TETANUS THE DEAD MAN ATTACKED ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK-THE POLICE WORKING FOR A CLUE-HIS MOTHER'S STORY. HE WAS HIT IN BACK OF HEAD BY 3 UNKNOWN MEN, INFECTION SET IN LATER CAUSING LOCK JAW.

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. DIED OF THE LOCKJAW. JOHN EEESE SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES INFLICTED BY UNKNOWN MEN. A Night Assault Brings on a Fatal Case of Tetanus The Dead Ulan Attacked on Sis Way Home From Work The Police Working for a Clue His Mother's Story. There Is work for the Coroner and work for the police In the Third District. John Reese, a hard-working hard-working hard-working teamster .died last night from lockjaw at No. 1208 O'Fallon street, the trouble having been brought on by Injuries to the back of his head. As near as can be learned from the friends and relatives of the dead man he was hurt in an encounter In Kerry Patch. The story as told by his mother is substantially as follows: follows: "He was working as a teamster for a man at Eighteenth and North Market streets. He has been working there for ten years and was very steady In his habits. He used to take a short cut home from work after putting putting his horses away. One night lust before Christmas he came home wlfh blood all over him and acting dizzy, as If he was hurt. I asked him what was the matter, and he said that when he was on Nineteenth street, near a vacant lot, some men knocked him down from behind. Then he began to shout, and one of the men gave him a .hard kick in the head with the heel of his boot. That was all he would tell me, and he said he did not know any of the men. I told him that he ought to go to a doctor right away and have him look after his hurt, but he only laughed and said that It didn't amount to anything. It did not bother him much at first and he went back to his work again the next morn ing. He worked two or three days and then had to come home. He did not like to do that at all because he was afraid of losing his Job. Then he began to get worse and I sent for three or four doctors, but we could not do anything and he died last night." THE ASSAILANTS UNKNOWN. The mother could give no Information as to Who her son's assailants were and did not at the time of his injury think the dan ger serious enougn to cause . any inquiry into the circumstances of It. From the doctors it was learned that Reese was taken some days back with a very bad case of lock-jaw, lock-jaw, lock-jaw, and was unable to tell his story Efforts were - made to learn from him the details of the assault, but nothing more than he had told to his mother could be learned. All he knew was that he had been attacked by three men whose names he did not know, and that after . knock lng him down one of them kicked him In the head and they all ran away. The Third District police took hold of the case this morning and tried to find some clew to the men who had assaulted Reese, but so far have failed. The men who knew Reese most Intimately ana wno took care or mm while he was sick could add but little to what was already known. This man's name is Robert Cor coran, who keeps a stand at Blddle Market Corcoran learned about as much of the story as the rest did and had no Idea as to who the perpetrators were. Last night he looked after the body of the dead man, and while performing these last services for his departed friend had an en counter with a man named Schultz. Schultz it is said, was under the Influence of liquor and wanted to get Into the room .where the body was and Corcoran prevented him Schultz got mad attacked Corcoran with a knife and cut him In the hand. Assistance arrived and Schultz, was taken away. This morning Corcoran swore out a warrant against Schultz on charge of assault with Intent to kill. The Coroner will probably take hold of the case to-day, to-day, to-day, but there is but little chance of the men who caused Reese's death ever being Oiscovered. A of dead By brothers , In that serve was law. over was been left the at 2 on drinking oy

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 15 Jan 1891, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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  • JOHN REESE SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES INFLICTED BY UNKNOWN MEN - LOCKJAW — DIED OF THE LOCKJAW - A NIGHT ASSAULT ON A FATAL CASE OF TETANUS THE DEAD MAN ATTACKED ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK-THE POLICE WORKING FOR A CLUE-HIS MOTHER'S STORY. HE WAS HIT IN BACK OF HEAD BY 3 UNKNOWN MEN, INFECTION SET IN LATER CAUSING LOCK JAW.

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