Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
EASIEST THING SOME REPORTERS DO IS TO DISCOVER
FANCY CLUES AND BLONDE HAIR IN LOGUE CASE
The latest bunk clues turned tip
in the Logue murder mystery are
truly interesting, and the report
ers who turned them up ought to
have little gold medals pinned on
The first one this morning was
the "discovey" of the print of a
woman's foot traved in blood on
the floor of Logue's office.
The reporter who uncovered
this also had the police saw up
the floor and carry the bloody
woman s-foot-pnnted boards to
detective headquarters. -
This is a fine clue, as anyone'
would admit. At least, it would
be a fine clue if no woman haM
been in Logue's office since the
murder was discovered.
But there have have been
about-one 'dozen women in the
office since the. discovery of the
murder, to say nothing of a lot of
roughneck police and newspaper
men who tramped all over the
place'and made enough bloody
footprints to make a right inter
esting collection for detective
headquarters if detective head
quarters be seeking such collec
iions. The next startling clue uncov
ered by a reporter earning his sal
ary was even better. 'Twas "a few
blonde hairs, apparently torn
from the head of a woman."
Could anything be better than
this? Cannot you imagine Sher
lock Holmes and Paul Ledoq and
all the other miraculous detec
tives of history taking those, few
blonde hairs and by them trailing
the murderers to their d-doom?
You cannot? Neither could the
reporter apparently; for after
springing his clue, he sadly adds:
"But this- only made the mystery
The real truth is that there are
no clues in the Logue mystery at
present, and that there does not
seem any likelihood of any clues.
The Logue murder occurred
six days ago in the very heart of
the loop district at the busiest
hour of the day noon.
And it is just because of this
that the case is certain to prove
tremendously hard to solve if ever
it is solved, despite those news
papers which are getting ready to
holler about the inefficiency of the
police in so "simple" a case.
It is an established police fact
that a murder in the busiest dis
trict of a great city is tenfold as
hard to solve as one in a lonesome
In a lonely residence district
everyone notices a stranger, es
pecially if tfiat stranger be flus
tered or be running. In a lonely;
residence district everyone be-.'
comes excited at the sound of a
shot or the cry of a person in pain.
But how much excitement does
a "stranger" cause in the loop
district, supposing he be ever so
flustered, ever so criminal-appearing?
How much excitement does
a shot cause in the loop, even if it
chances to be heard above the din
of traffic? People just shrug their
shoulders arid say; "another auto.