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- OF DEATPOMGEMAN
Arsenic 'Taken from' Xjiver
Othet'Eqdies to;BeJ Exhiimed
Arresfcof Mrs.' Vermilya Or
dered.": J " -.';
Arsenic. ivasrfo'un.jinn-th.e liver
of Artfiur(.'rF,Bis6netter,athe - po
liceman iwhpjbecane3ll;a tMe res
idence' ofMcs. Lpufsji.ermilya,
'415 E. 29'thsVreeVahd" who" died
at the MefccyJiospitalr t ' '
In a" feportimade "to t Coroner
Hoffman ..today, chemists1 who
have been examining., the body
"said they found erioughi.poison
to cause the-deat-h of-ftie officer.
"Abundant quantities ofjarsenic,"
said tKejfepijnt.! . : ..4 .
. Capt. JHatdirig of the22d street
station ordered an inquest- lield
on" the bodyvand ih arrest of
Mrs. Vermilya.--The woman has
been under police guard at her
home for- a .week. '
Proceedings will be started for
exhuming; therbody of Richard
Smith, and others wh.ose 'lives
crossed, the paths of thiswoman
of sudden and 'mysterious rdeath,
and "whose deaths occurred-at her
residence " , - " " .
T;he woman startled the police
Ist night by announcmeTftfrat she
desired to" make . her will,' and
asked that herr attorney , be. sent
for. She' said the r,easorf she
wished to makefier will was that
she did not want any squabble
over 'her property in c'ase'she died
suddenly. "' ' ,v r
''The1 fortitude and -self-possession
..thathaye-sustajned her in
her ordeal failed her as the crisis
in her life approaches today.; '
v This "wopian of fatal friend
ships", wb;ose.life.story reads" like
a pager franr' 'the "career bFLu
cretia Borgiar broke down' today,
and was. reported to be seriously
ill. Her physician denied' T.he
rumor that she had "swallowed
poison, -arid - declared' she was
threatened with pneumonia.
The police guard at her home
has 'been 'doubled, "andr wohian
nurses iyere placed at her 'bed
side to prevent Kerf rom harming
F. W. Woolworth-has contriv
ed to form a $65,000,000 corpora
tion to merge nearly all 5 and 10
cent stores' of America..