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The Omaha Daily Bee
MUTT AND JEFF
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VOL. XLIll-NO. 136.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOKMNG, NOVEMBER 24, 1913 TRNT PAGES.
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JEWETT FOUND NOT
GUILTY OF CHARGE
OF SLAYING INFANT
Blair Man Accused of Killing Two-
Days-Old Baby is Acquitted
by a Jury.
LONG TIME TO REACH VERDICT,
Twelve, Men Out Three Hours Before
Voting to Free Defendant.
TRIAL LASTS FOR FIVE DAYS
Father Alleged to Have Thrown
Body from a Train.
BIG CROWD FILLS COURT ROOM
Public. Interest So Aronsed l'lnce
Is Crowded to It Capacity
When llenrlns: Opens
HLAITt, Neb., Nov. 22?-(Spedal Tele
gram.) Georgo 8. Jewett, charged with
having caused the death of his Infant
baby find of then having tossed tho body
from a moving Northwestern train, was
found not guilty by a Jury at 9 o'clock
tonight. The charge of first degree mur
da against Jewett for the killing of hla
2-days-old baby has occupied tho court
for five days.
The nudden closing of-' the testimony
last evening at a late hour when ho tes
tified to finding his baby dead at the
time ho ' was cnllcd from the Paxton
hotel to take nn early train so aroused
public Interest that the large court room
was crowded to Its fullest capacity when
court was called nt promptly 9 o'clock
Jewett, resuming his testimony, said
that upon finding the baby dead and
after putting his ear to Its heart to as
certain If life was extinct, ho did not
know what to do, but finally put his
lalncoat, collar box and toilet articles
in the grip and placed the baby's body,
wrapped In the same clothes and blanket.
In the grip and, taking the grip went to
the room of Mrs. Adams, who was in
the hotel lobby.
Took Northwestern Train,
Together they went to the Unldn depot
and after eating a lunch took the North
western train for Crclghton by way of
Arlington. Owing to the mystery of
where the baby was kept and what was
done with It from the midnight hour to
the finding of the body at Arlington,
Jewett was put through tho most grill
ing examination, especially In the cross
examination. Jewett testified that while eating lunch
the jgtip. was placed on tho floor near
their feet and remained near Mrs. Adams
wrJ.lt he bought their ticket. When
they boarded the train he took the sec
ond seat from the rear end of the back
cdachand Mrs. Adams a seat near the
wlddlevof 'the- car,
Jfuxtlier. he testified that several per
sona stopped and talked with him where
lie sat reading, having bought a maga
zine for Mrs. Adams and a paper for
tie said that he got to thinking ot the
little baby being In the grip, and taking
the grip went to the front end of the
tar, where he took the body from the
.grip jvid laid It on the seat next to the
window on the double chair scats, and
then placed a sheet of paper partially
over It to screen It from the passengers.
I'pon reaching Arlington, he says, he
got out on the depot platform and talked
tp riev. Mr. Cauffer, an old-time friend.
FlnilM Body Gone.
When the train started he entered the
second car and went back to the vother
car and found the grip, but the baby and
nil wrappings were gone. Continuing his
testimony, he said when the train reached
Fremont he watched every passenger get
(Continued from Page One.)
Holdup Gives Back
'Oar Fare to Victim
"flay, mister.' I may be a atlckup guy
at this moment, but I've got a heart, T
have. Here's a couple of dollars back
tfor car fare. Just to show you," apolo
gized an unmasked highwayman who
held up and robbed Frank Oearhart of
Drayton, la., of $12 late last night.
Oearhart was taking n the eights
around Twelfth and Capitol avenue, near
the Midway saloon, when the robbery
took place. The man walked slowly up
to him and deliberately, as If he was
reaching for a match with whlchUo light
Ills cob pipe, he pulled a revolver and
held It close to the victim's stomach.
"I'm a poor guy, that's all, and I need
the money probably worse than you do,"
ho aald as he left. The amount handed
back to Gearhart was $130, which his
victim told him was sufficient to take
liltn back to. Rrayton.
The Weather .
t Omnhn enterday.
S a. m a!
h. in 31
7 a. m 36
5 a. in ;
3 a, m 39
10 a. m. 41
11 a. in 31
12 m Si
1 l. m y.
2 p. m 37
3 p. in !M
4 p. in If
B p. ni rW
6 p. m XI
7 p. in it
Comparative Local Ilrrorri.
Official record of temperature and pre
cipitation compared with the correspond
ing period of the. past threo years:
1SJ3. 1912. 1911. 1910.
Jllnhest todav 69 St 27 .52
lowest today 32 22 17 .36
lean temnerat'ire 'Si 3t .-11
Precipitation CO . .T .0)
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from the normal at Omaha elnre
March 1. and compared with the last
Normal temperature St
KxreM for the day 12 j
TotI eX'-fM dince March 1 , 712 '
(Normal precipitation Ot Inert
Dflflr encv for tlie day 0? Inch
J'recipltatlon since March 1 . J) til inches
Def Iclencv r inco March 1 ... 7.W Inches
Jloflrlenor for cor period, Wi 3 ' Inches
Deficient y for ror period, 1S11 11 Winches
KNABE MURDER TRIAL FRIDAY
Dr. Craig's Hearing on Charge of
Killing Woman on This Week.
SLAYING IN OCTOBER, IN 1011
Victim One of Mont Prominent of
ller Sex In Indlnnn and Accnsed
Mnn President of Veterinary
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Nov. 33,-Dr.
William H. Craig, president of tho In
diana Veterinary college, will be ptaced
on trial at Shelbyvllle next Friday for
the murder of Dr. Helen Knabe, who
was one of the most prominent women
On tho morning of October 24, 1911, Dr.
Knabo was found dead In her apartment
with a deep wound In her throat. Life
apparently had been extinct for several
hours when tho doctor's office girl, Mlsa
Katherino McPhcrson, made the dis
covery. The police made a number of arrests,
but in tho absence of any known mo
tive for the crime all the suspects were
released. Tho public was not satisfied
with the police theory of suicide and tho
case was presented to two Marlon county
grand Juries, both of which failed to
take action. In the meantime. Coroner
Durham had been conducting an Investi
gation of his own, and he reached a de
cision that Dr. Knabe had been murdered
"by unknown persons."
Various rewards were offered for In
formation leading to the arrest of the
slayer or slayers, but these failed to
bring results. Friends of the woman
finally Induced tho Local Council of
Women of Indianapolis to raise a fund
with which to conduct a further Investi
gation of tho mysterious case. Harry C.
Webster, a private detective employed by
the council, worked for nearly a year on
the case, and In December, 1912, he pre
sented before the grand Jury Information
on which tho Indictment against Dr.
Craig was based. A. M. Bagsdale, an
undertaker, also was Indicted as an ac
cessory after tho fact.
Craig's attorneys naked a change ot
venue and tho case was sent to Shelby
county, whero the trial was set to begin
November 28. The date for Ragsdale's
trial has not been set.
After the Indictments were returned
Webster admitted that the case he had
constructed was entirely circumstantial
and that ho had no witnesses to testify
that either Dr. Craig or Bagsdale were
In Dr. Knabe's apartment during the
night on which the woman met
death. In the alleged relations of
Knabe and Dr. Cralg, however,
claimed to have found a motive for
In his report to tho Council of Women,
Webster reviewed the friendship be
tween the two physicians, which began
in IMS, when Dr. Knabe was assistant
pathologist In the laboratory ot the State
Board of Health. In aupport of Jila leaser
circumstantial evidence, Webster made
tho following disclosures:
Hitter n arret 'FoHqits. ..
A bitter cltarrel Is" alleged to havo fo-
lowed alleged attempts ,ot, Dr..CYaig to
fend a relationship which had become ob
jectionable to him'.
Dr. Cralg la alleged to have been posi
tively identified by Harry W. Haskett
as a man he met coming out of the area-
way between tho Vendome flats and the j
Delaware apartments, .where Dr. Knauo
lived, shortly after 11 o'clock on the night
of October 23.
Dr. Cralg Is alleged to have known of
the death ot Dr. Knabe an the morning
of October 21, before anyone outside the
apartment had been informed of the find
ing ot the body.
Oil UIU JllfillV Ufc w iwci w
Cralg Is said to have returned to his!
home and to have made a complete i
change of clothing. Webster said this j
Late on the night of October 33 Dr.
Information was furnished him by Dr.
Eva B. Templeton, who claimed to have
been told by Mrs. Iydla Tennant, house
keeper for Dr. Cralg.
The wound In Dr. Knabe'a throat could
have been Inflicted only by a person fa
miliar with the human anatomy and with
a wound known to butchers aa the "sheep
nick" and described medically as being
"an Incision In the throat which Insures
death by bleeding without the spurting
of blood," according to Webster.
Charge AcninM Ilnnilnlr.
Ragsdale Is charged with visiting the
Knabe apartment at the Instance of the
slayer and removing a silk kimono from
the body. This kimono, worn by Dr.
Knabe when she answered professional
calls in her office on the night of Octo-
ber 23, was produced by Itagsdaje, who,
,was appointed administrator cf the f
Knabe estate, on he order of the grand
jury, nagsdale claimed to haye found j
me KimUHU imm ...... "l
..i I tun n u Afflntl thta OAntMl.
tlon, Webster said he would produce wit-1 '
1 .1., .. .I,., t,r. n-o.i0'
neKses who would swear that there was
no such garment In tho flat after the
body was found, as careful search had
been made for It. A chemical analysis
of a piece of silk from the hem of the
garment showed, It is alleged, that It
had been stained with human blood and
afterwards washed with a strong chem
In his report Webster told how Craig
had given Dr. Knabe b' place in the fac
ulty of - the Indiana Veterinary college
after she had left the State Board of
Health and ' making poor headway
In establishing a private practice. Dr.
Knabo began lecturing at the college In
the fall of 1909 and continued to do so
until the spring of 1911. when a sudden
! estrangement sprang up between Dr.
I Knabe and Dr. Cralg. She ceased to de
liver lectures because of the opposition
,of Dr. Cralg.
I Called on Cralfr.
i Dr. Knabo is alleged to have called on
Cralg at hla home on Sunday night, two
days before her death. She told her
courlii, Augusta Knabe, that she was go
ing "to see about the quarrel." The two
are said to have quarreled again, and
finally Dr. Cralg took the woman away
In hit automobile. Dr. Knabe visited
Craig'a home again on the night of her
death, but Cralg waa not at home.
Tlie local Council of Women ha em
ployed several of the best criminal law
yero in the state to assist Prosecutor
Frank Baker at the trial of Cralg.
Mrm. Jntol. Zlmi.irr.
McCOOK. N'b.. Nov. S3. (SpcUI.I
' Mrc Jarob Zlmmer of Willow Grove rc-
cut. He. I willow count, died iat nlg.it
of Bright H dleae Burial will b
n Mcvook, Sunday afternoon.
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"TO AY TfclttS "Tt GESCRIDSl.
Tnis. "fourth iMmcuHSfors "
Drawn for The Dee by Hal Cotfman.
TEAMSTER FOUND MURDERED
Body of James Short Discovered on
Old Circus Grounds.
WAS STRUCK BY AN IRON BAR
Unit Knocked n Fef Hour nefore
nt the llonse of Colored Woman,
Sarins;, that He Wanted
Face, i, downward In a pool of blood the
body of James Short, teamster, 2123 Sew
ard street, was found Sunday morning
lying in the lot known as the "circus
grounds" at Twenty-second and Seward
Bailde the corpse a heavy piece ot wagon
Iron on which blood, and hair were stuck
Indicated that tho man had been struck
down by this weapon.
J. doldmnn, a paper carrier, while pass
ing through the lot shortly before
o'clock discovered the body nnd with
the aid of William Norton and another
man who were passing turned It over,
rAi-eallnsr a deen wound on the face and
" - - v
another pn the aide of tho head, from
which the blood had been freely flowing
and which was evidently the one which
caused Short's death
The police and Coroner Crosby were
Immediately notified and an Investiga
tion started. ,
Detectives Ring and Van Dusen learned
that Short had spent the evening at
, Reeves' livery barn, where he waa em
j ployed as teamster, until shortly after
10 o'clock. Upon leaving he declared he
was going to walk up town to get some'
laundry. At 2 o'clock In the morning
Anna Brown, colored, 201i Paul street..
who Is Short's laundress, was aroused
by his ringing the door bell and demand
ing his things. She says' his voice
sounded as If he were intoxicated and
upon her refusal to open the door he
went away muttering. John L. Thomp
son, who lives wth the Brown woman.
declares he awoke and heard his house
although he could not
dlt , M ,ho ead The )ro
- .r.Uln at Tu..nMMI, o.l !..!
No Hupposltlon Is vouchsafed
ce as to the cause of the crime,
although eight colored men have been
arrested on suspicion. Coroner Crosby
declared that Short had i been dead "sev
eral hours before his body was found.
A sister surviving the dead man, who
lives In South Omaha, could shed no' light
on tho matter. Short was about CO years
CHARGES AGAINST MAYOR
GEORGE B0YER OF LENOX
I.ICNOX, Neb.. Nov. 23. (Special.)
Local offie.vs of the Women's Christian
Tmiperan-o union have filed a petition
for the removal of the mayor, George
Boyer. The petition, sworn to by Mabel
P emlng, president, ind Elizabeth Mtt
nary, vice president, asks that Mayor
Boyer be reitralned from carrying on h!
pe-son, giving away, .-r selling intoxi
cating liquors, and aUo alleges that Mr.
Boyer Is in the habit of keeping a
supply of said Intoxicants at the building
known a the city hall. Assistant At
torney Oeneral John Fletcher on receipt
of the petition at oneo cumo to lyinox
and Investigated the case and Attorney
Oeneral Cosson will 'inmedlately bung
proceedings In the district court fcr the
removal of Mayor Boyer from office, is
the assurance given tht people of fnu'.
Voimr- Mnn Injured.
OTtAND ISLAND. Neb.. Nov. .-Pp-rlal.)
Hen ivoehler. tt'd 31. tmptoyrtl at
the pulp flume of the Amnrlean Beet
Suuar company's faetory here, on the
I nlsht uhlfl. warn e-su--hl In a rerulvlnc
1 pnltcv und qi. le ftenmuty Injured before
tieing extracted, lie was removed to the
Ht Francis hospital
Easy recovery Is
Belle Fourche Mail ,
Carrier Travels Far
DEADWOOD, 8. D., Nov. 22.-(Speclal.)
-. recent news Item In eastern news
papers told ot tho romarkable contract
of a mail route driver In Missouri, who
delivers mall tor three states. This
driver's claim to such distinction lr com
batted by J H. Brantley, who has tho
mall contract out of Belle Forche, and
who a'lfco nerves three states. Brantley
delivers mall in South Dakota north ot
Hello Fourohe, then crosses Ihe Hn Into
Wyoming, where he delivers, and, then
continues on to AlKnda, Mont., where he
also carries mall, Aliada Is forty-five
miles west of Belle Fourche. Brantley
believes he has the ed?o on the Mlasourian
bcause the latter delivers mall to an
island that happens to fall within the
limits ot the state ot Nebraska, although
it la not really a portion of the main
state, while Brantley delivers actually in
KINSFOLKS FILLWHITE HOUSE
Executive and Mrs. Wilson Plan
Family Dinner for Tonight.
LIST OF' AIDES IS ANNOUNCED
Anionic Weddlmr Gifts Arriving Is
I.lve 'I'oaanm from Mississippi
s Aildrrsaeri to Presi
WASHINGTON, "Nov, 29,-After a day
ot motoring and tennis, Mlra Jcsrle
Wood row Wilson and Francis H. Vayre,
who are to bo married at tho White
House next Tuesday, were given a din
ner tonight by Associate Justice Hughes
ot the United States supreme court and
Mrs. Hughes at their residence here.
Covers were laid for eighteen and be
sides Miss Margaret Wibion. the presi
dent's -eldest daughter, the guests were
from the supreme' court and cabinet clr
clec. Mr, Sayre, who has been a guest at
the White House since Thursday, went
to the Hughes home .today to remain
until Tuesday. He Is a claxumate of
Charles Kvans Hushex. Jr., at Harvard
law school, who Ib to bo one of the
usher at tho wedding. Bcv. John Novlu
Sayre, a brother of the bridgefroom-to.be,
who la to UHslxt Rev. 8ylvetr W.
Bonch of Princeton, N. J., at the wed
ding ceremony, also Ib a. guest of tho
Hughes family. With the arrival of the
bridesmaid nnd ushers tomorrow It la
oxpectod that a' rehearsal .of , tho ar
rangements will tako' place on Monday.
Complete Ml nr.
The White House reflects the anima
tion incident to the wedding. Carpenters
j today completed the Improvised altar In
j the east room, where the woddlug service
Is to be read and decorators wero at
j work on the other parts of the house
j where the guests aro to promenade after
; the ceremony.
The White. Ulousa itself Is full ot kins
i folk and the president and Mrs. Wilson
jaie planning a family dinner for tomor-
i row night.
Atsoclate Justice and Mrs, Iamar vx-
(Continued on Page Two.)
CONFESSES TO ROBBING
SEVEN HOMES IN OMAHA
' James Komley. alias Joseph Jrnson,
arrested lato yesterday afternoon by De
' tectlves Illng and Van Deusen, confessed
tp the police limt night that during the
last two weeks he had robbed seven
homes In Omaha and South Omaha- He
could not give the officers the locations
of all the lootod placvs. hut promised to
take Hum there today
He said he loblxwl Chaile Schley's
homo at Ift! Castellar, and Mike Basar's
homo at 1914 South Kleventh. Theve
places he remembered when detectives
told him the ai tides that were mleed.
X- 2 O
k f S4rl H"o
YILLA TO EYACUATE JUAREZ
From All Indications Rebel Leader
About to Leave City.
TROOP TRAINS ARE BLOWN UP
Anierlean Force on Mexican Fron
tier Ilelnforced Infantry Heatl
ment to Ue Ordered Intmet
dlnlelr to Fort Bliss. '.
.JUArtlM!. Mexr. Novi 23,-aeneml
Francisco Villa Is preparing to evacuate
Juaret, front all Indications, arid It 1
expected soon there will not b a trace of a
rebel soldier In tho city. His men en
training quietly, only a fow at a time on
train in the Mexican Northwestern rail
road yards, and this leads to tho belief
that the rebel chieftain In fleeing towards
Casan Qrandcf. .
EL PASO, Tex.. Nov. 23. The main
body ot General Francisco Villa's rebel
fcices, which left Juarei Saturday morn
ing to meet a federal force reported to
number about 6,000' men, which la advanc
ing from Chihuahua to give . battle to
General Villa's rebela, la reported tonight
to be about forty mile south -of the
uui no iar the Impending battle
between tho two armies has not 'been
Troop Trains Illorrn tip.' '
Two federal troop trains en route from
Chihuahua to Juarer, were blown up at
Bancherla, slxty-sl.x miles . squlh,. of
Juarez this afternoon by dynamite mines
placed along tho railroad track, by tho
rebels, according to a statement given
out by General Franclaco Villa, who re
turned from Juurez, whore his troops nrn
awaiting the federals' approach. He
claimed that there were 1,,'jOO fedorala on
the trains which wero destroyed and that
tho loss of life was enormous. The rebels
claim to have captured one of the trains.
General Villa returned to Juarez to
night. Ororco Mot luff North.
.MEXICO CITV, Nov. 28,-General
Orozco, In command of federal troops, hi
tu'oNlng from Chihuahua to attack
Juarez, now held by the rebels. With him
ore hla old lieutenants, General Halarar,
Catavero and Orpinel, of the regular
This announcement was made by the
War department, which also reported that
1W followers of Ctapata wero killed In a
battle today In the atate ot Morelos.
tinnier Troops Ilelnforced.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 28, Reinforce
ments of the American troops on the
Mexican frontier waa' a development to
day relating to tho Mexican problem, but
i thla movement of troopo was said to be
not at- all alarming by official statements
hwiied In explanation.
j It was suld at the War department that
lone of two infantrv regiments Is to be
ordered Immediately to Fort Bliss, near
HI Pas'o, for the purpose of freeing one
.of the cavalry reglmonta now stationed
I at that fort for active duty along thn
International line in the execution of the
To nerve as a garrison and defend
the city of Kl Paso from any iosslble
attack from the nouth of the line, or
to protect the city in ease of rioting, It
wan Mild that ll Infantry oraanlzatlon
would Im3 as serviceable as the mounted
The net result of the order Is to Increase
by a full regiment the force of American
troops available to maintain order along
SAN FUA.VISCO. Nov. St -A party of
French and other foreign residents of
Santa Roxalla, Moxlco, fleeing from an
anticipated capiuro of the town by con
fitltutlonalUU, reached this city today
headed by Dr. P. Itehuc, Four Freu"h
citizens, Her Itehuo raid, were taken pris
oner by the insurgents and beaten ulmoat
' lu death The hatred of thn French in
I Santa lloalla, he said, waa due to a
(Continued "ou Page Two.)
.... I.,.- i : g-uB LL-f 5CS
Are Taken in Raid
Chief of Detectives flteve Maloney per
sonally headed a raid squad consisting ot
Detectives Eddie Fleming and Frank
Murphy, two men out of his own depart
ment. In search of gambling Joints last
night. " '
. He and his men found two, Qp was a.
pool hall at Sixteenth and Davenport
streets,- w-llpfe a -'head-aild-hf ad' fame
for nickels and- dimes was In proaresi,
and tKn other was ih s, pool hall' on Far-
nam street, :near Seventeenth, where a.'
game ot equal dimension wail In'progreas.
Tho two raids netted sixteen prisoners.
G0MPER& IS JMAIN ELECTED
Delegates Jeer as One Casts His
Ballot Against Him.
BIO OVATION FOE MITCHELL
Iletlrliiir Official MaUea Farewell
speech Kxhortlnir llenrers to ()r
Kanlse Unskilled Men and
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 22. The Amer
ican Federation of Labor adjourned to
night after electing officers and choosing
Philadelphia as the place of Its 1914 con
vention. The officers chosen are:
1 President, Samuel Gompers; first vice
president, James Duncan; second vice
president, James O'Connell, formerly
third vice president: third vice president,
Denis A. Hayes, formerly fourth vice
president; fourth vlco president, Joseph
F. Valentine, formerly sixth vice presi
dent; fifth vlcn President. John It. Alhlne.
1 formerly seventh vice president; sixth
vice president, H. B. Perham, formerly
eighth vice president; seventh vice presi
dent, John P, .White, president of the
United Mine Workers ot America; eighth
vice president, Frank Duffy, general sec
rotary of the Brotherhood of Carpentera
and Joiners; treasurer, John B. Lennon;
secretary, Frank Morrison,
In this list aro only two new men,
White Bnd Duffy. Second Vice President
John Mitchell and Fifth Vice President
William D. Huber retired voluntarily.
SoelalUt MlreiiKth Tented.
For delegates to tho British Trade
I'nlon congress, W. D. Mahon International-president
of the Brotherhood of
Street and Klectrlc nallway Employes,
was elected over Councilman Fred T.
Wheeler of I .on Angeles by a vote of
14.C03 to' 3,s33. John Mitchell nominated
Mahon and Wheeler's vote- was looked
on as a test of socialist strength.
For second delegate to the British
(Continued on Page Two.)
Chauffeur Held Who
Drives Into Crowd
A complaint filed by Counly Attorney
Maguey In police court against James
Bvoytek, the Omaha Taxlcab company's
driver who drove a car Friday evening
Into a crowd at Fifteenth and Farnain
atreets, charges him "with maiming by
J automobile." He was removed to tho
i county Jail, Ball has not been asked ns
yet. Should one ot the Injured persons
die the complaint will probably be
changed to manslaughter.
Albert Hadman, 13-year-old messenger
boy, who was first struck by tho ma
chine. Is recovering nicely, while tho In
juries sustained by John J. Mahoney and
Peter Boland are more painful than seri
ous, and both men were reported resting
easily at a late hour,
MIsji Motile Saltzmau, wjio suffered a
broken Jaw. . fractured skull and Internal
Injurlee, was still unconscious late Satur
day at St. Joseph's hospital, and her
condition waa reported critical.
Bvoytek Is on the verge of a nervous
collapse and threatens to kill himself.
WOMAN'S STORY OF
BEATING WAY CLEARS
Elsie Day of Dr.s Moines Confesses
She and Brother Rode Bumpers
HIS NOSE HIT AS CAR JOLTED
Wipes Blood Off with Waist Which
SHE WEARS BOY'S CLOTHES
Young Man and Sister Adopted by
HAD NOT MET FOR MANY YEARS
Yonth Jiy lie- Knew Ho Could Get
Along; In lovrn Cnpltnl nnd Olrl
Swniesta They TrnTel Hast
DES MOINES, la., Nov..I2.-Elsle Day.
who waa thought for a time to have
been murdered somewhere between
Spokane, Wash., and Aurora, III., but
waa found alive In Den Moines last night,
admitted tonight that she and her
brother, Alfred Love, had beaten their
way from Spokane to Des Moines. Their
story explains tho finding of the bloody
clothing, books and revolver In the car
of lumber at Aurora.
K woman's garment soaked In blood,
led the authorities at Aurora to be
Hove a murder had been committed.
The name of Miss Day waa written In
the book among a numtier of others.
The cor was consigned from South
"On the road somewhere I struck my
nojfl against the end of a projecting
Joist In the car," said Love. "I had my
sister's waist In my pocket and used It
to wipe off the blood. Tho revolver s
one I brought with me for protection. I
dropped it In tho car and could not re
Forirot to Pnelc Book.
The German reader found In the car
w one which they forgot to pack with
their other belongings and they had car
ried It with them."
Elsie Day traveled the whole dlstancu
in her brother's clothes. They left Spo
kane October 27 and arrived here eleven
"I hadn't sesn my sister for seventeen
years." said Love. "I visited her last
fall. I couldn't get work and we were
up against It- I knew I could get along
In Des Moines and Elsie suggested that
w beat our way."
' "nearly, we had a great lark on the
way," tiaid Miss Day, who s an un
usually attriatv young woman.
Tlie first theory ot the Aurora pollen
was that ' tho 'chili owner of, tho bbofc
might .have been lured or dragged Into
the car and attacked and' slain.
Other Names In Beak.
Other names In the book beside that
of Miss Day were Dr. A. II. Day. Charles
Mant. Colville. Wuh.; Alfred Love. 692
Southeast East Fifth street, Des Moines,
la.; Alfred Love, 922 Riverside avenue.
Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. A. C. Day, NX)
North 2H street, Portland. Ore.; Mrs.
D. II. Smith. Unlonvtlle, la.
The car In which the bloody clothing
was found was In transit sine October
23 and was loaded almost to tho roof with
flat lumber. Both side doors and one end
door were sealed. The other end door
waa open. Near this the clothing and re
volver wero found. The open door was
about two and one-halt feet equate.
GIRL BOUND IN TRUNK
RECOVERING FROM SHOCK
Harriet Johnson, the 9-year-old girl
who was bound and placed In a trunk
Thursday night by "Brownie'" Tennyson,
the Janitor of the Leonard apartments,
2351 Farnani street, Is declared by the
family to be recovering rapidly from the
effects of the experience, although still
unable to go out of doors. Mrs. Char
lotte Grant, who rescued the child, Is
confined' to her room as. the result ot
nervous shock caused by the experience.
Like a Ship
Without a Rudder
Have you cvsr had the dis
agreeable experience ot trylnff
to shop with a friend who did
not know what sho wanted to
buy or where she wanted to
A conversation held In tho
shopping vicinity waa ovsr
.heard the other duy. It went
something like this:
"I am so glad you came
along with me. You have
such good taste. My dress
maker Is coming; in the morn
ing and I must get the ma
terials for a dress this nfUr
noon." 'What are you going to
"I haven't made up ray mind,
quite something nice but not
too fancy. I thought a mea
sajlne, perhaps, but the crepes
and brocades are newer, and
then there are such pretty
light wool materials now they
are warmer, too, but you can't
wear them on bo many dif
ferent occasions as you can a
Think of the time and pa
tience that this woman would
have saved herself, her com
panion, the salespeople, and
probably her dressmaker, if
she had started a few days
before to plan her dress and
had read the advertisements
In the newspapers so that she
would have dectded what she
wanted and would have known
where to go for It.
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