John Ebersberger Sr.
Ebersberger and Frank Jungwirth sailing on the Fox river
Ebersberger homestead, Witzel Ave.
Esther Ebersberger Langkau
Aug. 19, 1893
SOMEONE HAS LIED
Conflicting Testimony in the Sixth Ward
The sixth ward stabbing affray has drawn
its last crowd to Justice Merrill's court room and for a while this case
which has been the center of an unlimited amount of interest will rest. It
was called Tuesday morning and the defendant was bound over to circuit
court. His bail was reduced from $2,000 to $1,000 owing to the fact that
the plaintiff has apparently recovered his health. At the time the first
bail was fixed the condition of the plaintiff was considered critical and
it was doubtful if he would recover.
assaulter, Joseph Drexler and his victim, Eronimous Youngwirth, were in
the court room yesterday and were watched with considerable interest by
inquisitive spectators. Since the arrest the case has taken an entirely
different aspect and the testimony to be introduced will be contrary to
all expectations. It is understood that the defense will try to prove that
Drexler did not cut Youngwirth and that he did not chase him out of the
hall. It will further offer testimony to the effect that Youngwirth
assaulted Drexler and inflicted a serious wound, to which a scar that has ruined
the appearance of the face attests. On the other hand the
prosecution will endeavor to prove that Drexler inflicted the nearly fatal
blow upon Youngwirth; that the latter did not assault Drexler and that
Drexler followed him out into the yard with the intention of killing him.
It is the general opinion that in case of conviction the defendant will
not be charged with more than assault with intent to do bodily harm.
had a narrow escape and illness has had a marked effect upon him. It is
said that his bowels protruded through the wound, but luckily they were
not cut. His face is deathly pale and he walks sideways as if he is still
suffering. His mother accompanies him wherever he goes.