Violence in 1894 Chicago

Like every city, Chicago has its fair share of violent incidents. Here is a sample of what appeared on the front page of the Chicago Daily News October 5, 1894:

Chicago Daily News October 5, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
October 5, 1894 pg 1

Everyone involved in the incident above refused to talk? Hmm. Perhaps Paul Fisher would have been safer if he’d remained silent too:

Chicago Daily News October 5, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
October 5, 1894 pg 1

Eeek! Seems like Mr. McAvoy is a tough salesman. At least he wasn’t wielding an ax:

Chicago Daily News October 5, 1894 pg 1

Chicago Daily News
October 5, 1894 pg 1

 

Mrs. Meehan “became frightened without cause“? Something tells me this wasn’t her first experience with her husband and his drunkenness.

What became of the people listed in the articles above? I’d love to know, wouldn’t you?

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