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DIAMOND MERCHANT IS
MURDERED IN LOOP
John H. Logue, a diamond mer
chant, was murdered in his of
fice, room 19 of the McVicker
building, in the very heart of the
loop district, shortly after noon
It is presumed that the motive
of the murder was robbery, al
though it is not known if any
thing was stolen. There is no
clue to the murderer.
At 12 o'clock, Logue's office
boy went 'out for lunch, leaving
the diamond merchant alone in
Three-quarters of an hour later
a messenger boy knocked at the
door and received no answer. He
opened the door and walked in.
The window shades of the room
were drawn, and the room was in
semi-darkness. Logue was lying
sprawled over his desk.
His hands were tied behind
him. There was a gag in his
mouth. His head aws horribly
crushed in. An empty cartridge
lay on the floor beside him.
The murderer must have shot
Logue through the head, and then
beaten the dying man's head in
with the butt end of the revolver.
The safe in the corner of the
room was locked. There was no
evidence of a struggle. No one
in 'the building had heard any
struggle nor the report of a revolver.
JSeorge W. Fitzgerald, former
government: employe, was this!
afternoon acquitted of the charge
of embezzhng $173,000 from the
Chicago sub-treasury in Febru
ary, 1907. The jury was out
Fitzgerald, with tears running
down his cheeks, embraced his jjft
two daughters when the verdict
was read. Judge Carpenter was
forced to ojder the court cleared
because of the excitement of
Fitzgerald's friends, who shouted
and cheered when he was ac-.
The acquittal of Fitzgerald is
the collapse of five years of en
deavor on the part of the govern
ment to solve the mystery of the
disappearance of the $173,000.
Meridian, Miss. Negro who
killed one man and broke the
marshall's nose with handcuff
after he had been arrested, was
found and arrested today.
Abbeyville, La. Three weeks
.after her mysterious disappear
ance on the eve of "her coming;
out" party, Miss Pearl Labelle,
18-year-old society girl of Mun
cie, La., was found today with tf
circus. Had learned horseback,
riding and lofty tumbling.
John Panko, alias Wenght, who
confessed to attacking twenty
women on the northwest side in
the, last year, died this afternoon
from a bullet -fired by Policeman"
Frank Wulff. He was shot last
nisrht when he tried to drag Mrsl
Grace Reichert, 4721 N. Monti-1
cella av., into a vacant lot.