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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 01, 1912, Image 4

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and save yourself?'
The woman drew a long breath
and then suddenly she screamed
at Warthen :
"You did it yourself ! You know
you did it yourself fYou used to
beat her up, and her poor dead
body was covered by bruises in
flicted by you!" ' '
"You lie, and you know you
lie," shouted Warthen. "You
killed her. Even if I did. beat her
up, that has nothing to do with
this case."
Then the woman collapsed. She
asked for food. She was asked
what she wanted.
"Oh, I can't eat," she sobbed.
"Bring me a little coffee and
crackers."
The food was brought. It
seemed to brace her up, when the
endless questioning was renewed
again.
Time and again the police ask
ed the woman why she did" not
confess, and tearfuHy . she said
she had nothing" to' confess.
And then,. just as the woman
was ready to collapse again,
Lieut. Crotty reached behind him.
"You know' how the f murder
was committed," he said. "You
know all about it. It was done
with this."
'" Crotty shouted the last words,
and as he did so threw on -the
table before the woman the blood
stained door knob billy, with
which Sophia Singer was killed.
The woman looked at hMvith
aslien face and trembling lip for
a moment, and then threw her
head on the table, and wept forth
her confession.
After the confession, the wo
man half lay across the table, sob
bing convulsively.
A police officer left the room,
and returned a moment later
with Warthen.
The woman looked upat the
lover of the murdered woman,
with the tears streaming down
her face.
"I've told' everything," she
said.
"I'm glad you told the truth,"
Warthen said. "I'm glad you've
told how my poor Sophia was
killed."
The woman stretched ' out a
trembling-hand to Warthen. He"
took it in both of his.
"Will you kiss me?" the woman
asked.
Warthen turned away and
walked unsteadily from the room.
A messenger has been sent to
the chief's office for a stenograph
er to take down the confession
word for word.
Conway will be confronted
with this. It is not thought that
he will try and deny it.
LACE CLEANING
A mixture of powdered starch
and borax, rubbed well in with a
toothbrush or nailbrush, will
clean Battenberg, point or cluny
lace. Repeat process on wrong
side. Cover with powder when
you are done. Throw a cloth over
it to keep out the dust and leave
for a day or two. Shake, lay on a
board, cover with a very damp
cloth. ' Press with a -hot iron
through the cloth.
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