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TE. MONROE 353
VOL.2,N0.58 Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 5, J912 , ONE CENT
"SHERLOCK HOLMES OF JAPAN" MAY CLEAR
UP DENVER'SSTRANGESf MYSTERY
Jap Sleuth Working to Clear Fellow Countryman Who
Has Already Served a Year of Life'Term
for Brutal Slaying. '
Denver, Colo., Dec. -5. Tarre
Yogata, called "The Sherlock
Holmes of Japan," 'may clear up
the strangest murder mystery
Denver ever knew.
That mystery is the slaying of
Mrs. Katherine Wilson here two
Gertkyo Mitsunaga, a Jap, is
entering on his second year of a
life term for that murder. ,
Many Denver people believe
.Mitsunaga innocent. "He was
convicted purely on circumstan
tial evidence. '
This is the story of the murder:
Two years ago Charles H. Wil
son returned home from a visit to
Hot Springs, Ark. Wilson suf
fered from locomotor ataxia, and
had been taking treatment afcHot
On his arrival in Denver, Wil
son was met in the- union depot
by hi$ only child, a married
Wilson's wife did not come to
meet him.- Wilson did riot imme
diately go to seeher. , !
Instead he first took his daugh
ter to a restaurant and had lun
cheon. t '
His later explanation of this de
lay in .going to see his wife- was
that he knew she had moved into
a new homcshortly before his ar
rival, and was sure she would not
be ready to receive him.
TKere was some obvious truth
in- this. Mrs. Wilson had moved
into a new JiQme one week be
fore. That home was not ready
to receive a- husband nor any
After the luncheon, Wijson and
his married daughter went to the
new hdme. They rang the bell.
No one answered.
The married daughter had a
key, and opened the doon. Father
and daughter went through the
house. They saw no sign of Mrs.
Wilson nor of anyone else.
Wilson and his married daugh-