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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 19, 1912, Image 3',
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on which he had stood to hkrtg
A small table in the center of
the room had been set for after
noon tea for two. )ne-side of the
table had been cleared, and pen
and 4nk and paper stood there.
The explanation of the writing
materials was found tightly
clutched in Delay's' left hand. .
It was a will dated that day and
leaving all his millions to Mrs.
The police sent for Mrs. No
wilL Her mother answered the
message in person.
"I have not seen my daughter
for five hours," she told the po
lice. "I am afraid something has
happened to her."
The police immediately sent
out a general order for a search
for Mrs. Nowill.
No one could be found who had
seen Mrs. Nowill after 5 o'clock
of that day. At that hour she had
left her mother saying she was
going to have tea with Delay in
his sitting room.
The coastguards who patrolled
the cliffs near the hotel had seen
Mrs. Nowill earlier in the day.
She had been walking on the
cliffs with Delay, and Delay had
appeared to be pleading with her.
At times he stopped and grasped
both her hands. She seemed to
be refusing his plea, whatever it
The days passed, and no other
trace of Mrs. Nowill could be
found. The police search had ex
tended to the continent.
Early in the morning a fisher
the foot of the cliffs just under
neath' the Newquay hotel. He no
tified the police.
The body was that of Mrs. No- '
will. jThe woman's face and neck
were Bruised and torn. Doctors '
said she had been in the water
several days, but -would not ven
ture how many days. Neither
would they say whether she had i
come to her death by drowning,
or had been killed before being
thrown into the water.
Sidney Nowill, the husband,
showed no particular emotion
when told of the finding of the
hnrlv nf hie lirifo J
So this is the sum of the known
facts in connection with the ac
Mrs. Nowill and Delay walked
on the cliffs together in the aitef
noon. He urged her to someJ
course of action she refused to c
After their walk they returned '
to the hotel together. Their dif- r
feVence on the cliff top had made
so little impression on Mrs. No-"
will that she told her mother she '
was going to have tea with Delay.
Within the'next few hours De-1
lay, the millionaire gentleman of Cl
leisure, hanged himself-, and Mrs.
Nowill disappeared. r
Either that day, or within the
next few 'days, Mrs. Nowill's '
body found its way. into the01
Did Mrs. Nowill jump from thevVt
cliff top? Did she fall over? Oi
was she pushed over? '
If she was pushed, who did it,
and what was that person's mo
man -saw a body washe'd ashore at