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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 10, 1912, Image 9

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THREE GOVERNMENTS INQUISITIVE ABOUT GIBSON
New .York; Sept. v10. What
Kind of a man-ls-BuffoirW. Gib
son, wealthy New York lawyer?
Three governments want to
know. America, Great Britain
i ; Attorney Burton W. Gibson.
v '
and Austro-Hungary have joined
issues to probe' the mysteries that
sfeemingly engulf Lawyer Gib
son's monied clients,
a The Austrian consul-general
wants t6 know more about the
mysterious wiland death of the
Gountess- Rosa, "Menschik Szabo.
She wasroWned in Greenwood
lake, N. Y., July? 16, and imme
diately afterwards Gibson- ap
peared with a will making him
sole executor over her estate of
$15,000.. ....
.("In the name-of God-," began
the will, and 'it , ended by be
queathing'all the property to the
cswntess mother, Kirs.' Petronel
la Menschik. '
-rGibson explained to the surro
gate count ihat the, mother lived
in Chicago and was the only rela
tive of the.deceased. The judge
turned the estate, mostly bank ac
counts, over to- Gibson as execu
tor. About the same time an. old
woman went with- Gibson to a
Brooklyn notary and signed' a le-
gal paper making it. possible for
Gibson tp get the funds m his pos
session. Thewoman signed the
name of "jPetronella Menschik,
mother. . , - ..
Apparentljrthe. case wasended.
Then the Austrian consul' heard
of it. Hfe. cabled a-fewbrief facts
to Vienna where the -Austrian
government-got into communica
tion with the Menschikffamily.
The New York, consul' got a
hurry-up cable from the Vienna
Mrs. Alice C. D. Kinnan.
chief of police declaring that the
mother of the countess had died
two years ago and that her death
was known to the countess last
February when she made ier
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