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promised that he would give him
self up to the Lackawanna police
The Boston postal told revolt
ing details of themurder. The
letter was rambling, but evident
ly was written by an educated
It is believed that the fiend who
killed Josephs also murdered
Marian Murphy, 6 years old, in
Buffalo. The little girl was de
coyed to Delaware park, attacked
and choked to death, just as was
the Josephs boy.
New York, Nov. 18. The writ
ten confession of the murderer of
Joseph Josephs that he also killed
Michael Recas vKruck, found
strangled to death in Central
park, December, 1902, has re
opened investigation into several
New York child murders.
The investigation may clear the
name of Herbert Dennison, the
mad actor, who has been in Mat
tewan asylum for three years.
Robert and Lomas Shipley
were sleigh riding in High
Bridge park, January 15, 1910.
Some one shot and killed them
from ambush, and mutilated their
A pistol ?aid to belong to Den
nison was found near. He was
arrested, but never brought to
trial. He was adjudged insane
and sent to Mattewan.
The police are now inclined to
believe that the murder of Joseph
Josephs also slew the Shipley
In the Kruck murder, there
were deep marks on the child's
neck. Doctors said the slayer
had bitten deep into the neck just
Boston, Nov. 18.. The police
are dragging the city from end to
end for the murderer of Joseph
Josephs of Lackawanna.
The last letter of the murderer
to the father of the victim was
sent from the Tremont hotel in
Portland, Ore., Nov. 18. This
city is stunned today by the scan
dal which has torn its way
through the "best" families.
Thirteen of the leading profes
sional and business men of the
city are under arrest.
A fourteenth is dying in a hos
pital of poison taken by himself
rather than face his shame.
The arrest and the attempt at
suicide followed the confessions
of a number of boy members of
theY. M. C.A. '
"The man who is dying is 'Wil
liaih Allen. He is married, has a
family and always has been
prominent in civic and social af
fairs. - Before taking the poifeon, Allen
wrote a note saying that he was
innocent, but could not face the
shame and disgrace of being men
tioned in connection with the
Among those arrested fs Gypsy
Rigo, the violinist. Rigo married
Clara Ward, the Princess Chi
may, after a sensational elope
ment. After a divorce, he married
the daughter of Prof. J. E. Hal
ley of Philadelphia, who herself
had been divorced f rpm Caspar E.
Warrants for the arrest of