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oEVERYsiNDICATION-IN VERMILYA'CASE POINTS Tp "
3f DISEASEfCASE NOT BIKE THAT OE BELLE GUNNESS
's Developments in ,. t
ci Coroner Hoffmapgoes to Crys
tal Lake tp exhurnebodyjof'GJas.
Vermilya rfeconcl' husband of ac
cused woman.. ' ''"Wf -''"r i
Police "Lieutenant Ernest
Smith, Town ,Hair,station,cop
Ifirms belief 'of 'S.ei-gf Stvnefr'thafr
.Mrs. VerniilyaafentiedJ trial -"of
Johann 'Ijloch" daily.'' '--r -w
Dr.'L.-E.Hrkel 'who sigpedt
"death certificate V -RichVtaHT.
Smifh. says'he'beiieves'nfith was
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of ' Fred
poispmqg. ,, j - ' : t - -'.
ante companies wijwnfCjr-iHTS,
'Vermilya .was coftnected ijegunr
Police -following trailugf . ?Rep-'
per bo:" . ' ?:,'.
CoVoner 'P.eter $.'If ditipa'n an'd
!city detectives' leftTCfiicago'toclay
-for CrystarLakewhVre is buried
the body of Charle&v yermilya,
second hushandvof tHe wortfah ac
cused of being) am6d.ern -Borgia,
Although he refuYedtbfmakea
.definite statemeiitjbefore leaving,
it is believd that'ftjie coroner in
tends to order thV exhumation of
Vermftya's body. t ..""
If this is' dorieit will-bring-the
-total .number of jbodies exhumed
in connection witfirthe case1 up to
.three. ' . ' , . -
The trip' of the,coroner and de
tectives was;hurriediy decided-on-J
aftera conference in the office of
State's Attorney Burnham.
'Tt'is thought fha't new evidence
isin'the'hands'of the state, inas
much as Coroner' Hoffman an
nounced publicly yesterday that
no 'more bodies 'of-those whom
the police say re the victims of
Mrs.tVerrhilya would he exhumed
until reports were ' received on
those? of Richard T.1 Smith and
jrank Bqnkamp. '
Cnarlesj vermiiva cnec August
lfiXKJ.3 The death certificate
gives'the-cause of death as "acute
kas'triiis."1 V .
fc ThisiWas,the cause given in the
(Jases of Richard T. Smith and
pjolieernan Arthur Bissonette.
The symptoms, of acute gastri
t's,are4a)most identical with those
bf 'krsenical-pojsoning - - - -,,'Aftera
sleepless night, Mrs.
.Vermilya ii'in a state of almost
tp'tal '.collapse at the county jail
today! i. ;'
"According' to;Mrs. May Small,
who' was in attendance1 on Mrs.
Vermilya during the night, the
yoman who is the central figure
in the' strangest' "poisoning case
sincCthe days' of the Medici, did
not'sleep twenty .minutes dunng
the whole night. y ?
"She was restless all night and
tps'sed'to and fro no the bed," said
Mrs.' Small. "Once I heard her
make a sort oL moaning noise. I
went oyer and asked her if there
was anythmgvshe wanted. She
looked at me with red eves, and
said there was nothing that-could
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