Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
FULL TELEGRAPHIC AND, CABLE NEWS SERVICE
OF THE UNITED PRESS
500- S. PEORIA ST. 398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. X, Np. 251. Chicago, Tuesday, July 16, 1912. One Cent
MYSTERY IS CLEARED.
New York, July 16.: There
was a -dramatic scene in the grand
jury ante room today. "
Daniel Swartz, father of Nath
an Swartz, the suspected slayer of
little 12-year-old Julia Connors,
was sitting there, awaiting exam
ination. , -
Mrs. Connors, mother of the
murdered girl, was brought in.
She was garbed in black. Her
face was stained with tears. One
of those with her carriedthe
blood-stained garments torn frdm
. her outraged child.
Daniel Swarz' face became
ashen. His hands trembled. The
tears streamed down his face.
Mrs. Connors was taken into
the grand 'jury room. She became
hysterical. Her screams rang
through the building;
Suddenly old 'man Swartz
jumped from his chair and called
to Asistant District Attorney
"My son outraged and mur
dered Julia Connors," he cried.
"He tbfd me about it the Sunday
morning he'r body was discov
ered. I told him the only thing
he could do was to kill himself: I
helieve-he- did so. I hope he did
Swartz repeated his testimony
before the grand jury. His son,
Jacob, brother of the murderer,
corroborated it. The police of
every state in the union are
searching for Nathan now.
The nude and mutilated body
of Julia' Connors was found in a
vacant lot in the Brfonx July 7.
There were 41 stab wounds in the
body, 21 of then in the back.
THORPE IS BEST ATHLETE
Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden,
July.16 America has again beat
en the world in athletic competi
When James Thorpe, Carlisle
Indian, won he decthalon yester
day afternoon, adding six more
points to-the' Yankee total and
closing the track and' field section
of the Olympic meet, the Ameri
cans had won by a larger margin
than in any previous internation
Thorpe has proven himself the
best all-around athlete in the
world, winning both the pentha
lon and decthalon.
America scored 128 -points in
all events', including riding, shoot
ing, swimming and fe'ncing, the
nearest rival being Sweden, with
104. In the purely athletic con-
UBtrii 1U1 &-. "assise: