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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 31, 1912, Image 2',
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her weight, and she plunged 30
feet into the river.
Michael McGinnis, chauffeur,
1850 Seward street, had seen the
tragedy. He jumped in after
Miss Mayers, and caught her as
she came up the first time.
The girl fought McGinnis
fiercely. Three times they went
down together, and then she man
aged to break McGinnis' hold.
She sank immediately.
McGinnis was rescued by the
police boat. The Smith brothers
were taken to the 22nd street sta
tion and held without bail, pend
ing the inquest. Miss Mayers'
body was not recovered.
ANOTHER N. Y. MURDER.
New York, July 31. James
Verrella, proprietor of the Dante
cafe, and the man who gave infor
mation that led to the capture of
"Dago Frank" Cirocisi, paid the
penalty for "squealing" in the
Rosenthal murder case yesterday.
He was killed in a fight in his
place. William Lorenzo, a notor
ious East Side gun man, and Al
bert Contento were arrested for
It is bejieved the murder was
committed to terrorize all who
would inform of the graft connec
tion between the police and gam
blers. No further disclosures were
made today by Rose, Webber or
Vallon ,the gamblers, whose con
fession of the murder plot against
Herman Rosenthal landed Police
Lieut. Becker in a cell, charged
with the killing.
District Attorney Whitman de
clared the men had not told all
they knew of police graft m the
regulation of gambling houges,
and they will be put through a se
vere third-degree examination.
Rabbi Stephen Wise bitterly
assailed Mayor Gaynor's attitude
in the present scandal. He said!
that mayor was trying to cloud
the issue by inflaming the public
mind against Jews as a class be
cause Rosenthal was a Jew, He
said the mayor was trying to aid
his political aspirations. "
MAJOR BUTT'S LAST WORD
Pawtucket, R. I., July 31. The
ocean gave up another grim re
minder of the Titanic disaster to
day. A message purporting to be the
last word of Maj. Archibald Butt,
aide to President Taft, was pick
ed up in a bottle off Block Island.
It read :
"April 16 Mid ocean. help
op a raft Titanic sinking no
water or food Major Butt."
' The message was written on a
wireless blank bearing the Titanic
The bottle was found by three
men out sailing." At first tney
were inclined to regard it as a.
ghastly joke1, but the fact that the
message was Written on a. Titanic
blank led the mto believe that it
An effort will be inade to have,
the handwriting identified.
The greatest obstacles to hu
man happiness are weariness Qi
what we possess and desire foe
things we have not .