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CONFESSES TO MURDER;
Magazine Solicitor Says He slew
Wm. Blake Before Wife's Eyes
and With Her Consent.
Saying that he could get no
rest from the accusations of his
conscience, George C. Papineau,
1150 La Salle avenue, has con
fessed "to the murder of William
He says that he planned the
murder with Blake's wife, and
that it took place on the north
pier, near Lincoln Park, June 6
Papineau, who is a magazine
solicitor, made the confession to
detectives at St. Joseph, Alo. De
tectives from the East Chicago
avenue police station are trying
to verify it today.
"Blake was always beating Bes
sie that was his wife's name,"
said Papineau. "I could not bear
to hear of it
"Bessie and I talked the matter
over, and decided he must die.
' "One day Bessie and Blake
went fishing on the north pier. I
was watching, and Bessie saw
me, and smiled to me.
"I crept up closer. IBake ask
ed Bessie for something to drink.
Bessie poured some whisky into a
glass, and" I saw her slip some
white powder into it.
"Soon after Blake fell asleep.
""I crept up behind him. He
did not waken. I-strnck-him once
with a loaded cane. I meant to
strike him on the head, but I miss-
"I heard something crunchVI
think it must have been his collar
bone breaking. He groaned, and
turned over a little.
"I struck him again with the
cane this time full on the head.
He stopped groaning then, and
lay very still.
"Bessie and I talked it over,
and then we threw the body, into
"I am, glad to be able to' tell
this to some one, because it. has
been troubling me. I have not
been able to sleep right at nights
since the thing happened."
Blake was arrested in St. Jos
eph for impersonating an officer.
He refuse to tell where Bessie
Blake is. He said he had warn
ed her, and that she had fledto
The weather man
predicts cold wave
for Chicago and
vicinity and unset-,
tied weather for to
night, turning to
snow flurries Sun
day ;-lo west temper-
perature Sunday morning 20 de
grees above zero and as low as 10
degrees Mondav mornine: severe
cold wave for the season; hierh.
southwest shifting to northwest
Campbell, head of the Civil
Service Commission, is business
manager of Hearst's Examiner.
But he isn't investigating news-
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