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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 24, 1911, Image 8

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"It was murder as much as
the other.' 'C "'. sX -" .-.. i
This afteqpn the body was:
fprmally claimdd -by. ,-Doaglas
. Beattie for . the bodies-. .of;
executed, men must be claimed
wjth.n&ch signing of papers and
red-tape. ,
Ztjs said-the elder Beattie, the
father-jof fyiro who died in the
chah,.i-iii,a state of utter collapse-
behind the close-shuttered
windows of the Beattie home. ,
.-.And, that little 18-year-old
Hazel Beattie, the sister, has her
self become hysterical after long
attempts , to. console her stricken
father.
Xhc body .wjll be buried- in
Maury pemetery, m the plot that
holds what remains of the
youth's, mother, and also of Lou
ise Owens Beattie, for whose
death he died 'today.
Arpoh'ce guard has had tobe
placed around the morgue where
'Beattie's .body lies. And a still
Stronger .police guard has been
ordered to surrojuid Maury xeme
fery tomorrow afternoon for -the
burial. . '
" , PLENTY OF POTASH .
Germany ' has had a natural
monopoly of pofash, invaluable
to the world's agriculture. Mor
'gari and his crowd went after it,
but' Germany is a nation which
oiitsies Mprgari aqd'all tne Amer
ican trusts. She protected her
ootash'.
But where should America get
po'fcash" o " fertilize bert fafids?
That'puestior remained. , "j., '
i "Now it seems to "be answered.
We have, found new deposits 6$
potashright here a"t home in suffi
cientquaptity to meet puineeds.
' Gpqd ! . That is, it's good if we:
arejscenough to imitate Ger-7
many and tguard the potash.,
against the profane hnds of pn-rj
-vate monopolies? Let us hope we
shall be.
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UNABLE TO PROVE STORY.
BY EXHUMED BODY
Fort 'Wayne; Ind Nov.' 24. ?
Whether or not William Walker
really choked his wife to death"
after she threatened to frill him?
with a hatchet, as he corifessed to
the police last night, when con-
fronted for the fourth time withf
the crime, will never beknown.
The police expected his wife's
body, buried twp months ago, tos
sustain or Hisprove-'his story. Itt
was exhumed today, and was
found so badly decomposed that
it is impossible to tell what caus-?
edthedeath, " 4
Since" the murder Walker has;
been sleeping in the yexy bed'',
from which he says le 'sprang to11
throttle" his wife, and has "been
working in the garden among the1
flowers and vegetables over th1
very spot where his wife lay bur-7
ied. '
The police say Wiilker has no?
told the' .entire truth concerning'
crime, and believe it was even"
more'dastardjy than'revealed byf'
his confession.,. He says thatfiis5
wife fifKt' started for him with a
hatched and in fiis-effortsto pun-1
ish Her' bVldilea fieV.'"
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