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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 31, 1912, Image 8

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DOCTOR HELD FOR MURDER OF HELEN KNABE
Indianapolis, eDc. 31. An in
dictment charging Dr. W. B.
Craig, a veterinarian, with the
murder of Dr.v'H-slen -Ivnabe,
found slain inherbed over a year
ago, was returned by the graqd
jury today. '
A. M. Ragsdale, an undertaker,
was also indicted as accessory
after the facti
H. C. Webster, a private "de
tective, uncovered the Evidence
which has resulted jn the indict
ments. In alleged attempts of Dr.
Craig to end, a-relatioimfpith
Dr. Knabe thai' had become ob-
jectionable o him, and had caus
ed a bitter quarrel, the detective
asserts he found a" motive for the
crime. Webster declares Craig
disregarded a promise to marry
Dr. Knafye, his evident 'Intention
being toarry Kalhetfne Agnes
Fleming, living near Avon, Ind.
Craig is said tajiave "been iden
tified as the mah seen" near the
Knabe apartments the night of
the murder.
Dr. Craig's housekeeper is said
to have testified Craig returned
home late the night of the mur
der and changed his clothes. To
the same source As credited the
story of a violent quarrel between
Dr. Craig and Dr Knabe the
everting or Sunday preceding the
murder.
The detective declares the
wound itrthe throat of Dr. Knabe
is conclusive evidence that she
was killed by a person familiar
.With human anatomy.
until after months of investiga
tion, when a sillc kimona known
to have been worn by Dr. Knabe
late at night, was produced by
him on direct order of the grand
jury
A chemical examination of a
piece of the silk showed it had
been stained, witlj hjunah blood,
afterwards washed with a strong
chemical solution. Rajgsdale said X
the garment -bad been found in
the flat.
City detectives and relatives of
the dead woman swore the ki
mbha was not in the flat after the
bbfry'was dfccovelred, when sev
eral searches were made.
'When found Dr. Kabe was ly
ing on a bed in her flat nude. Her
head was; nearly seyeted from her
body. City detectives jfave up the
search for the murderer as a
hopeless mystery.
San Frahcisto. New munici
pal railway turned over $632,75
to city lft first dav and half n(
Operation.
New York. W. J. Bums, head
l detJct,ve agency, dehied report
that Ortie McManigal, dynamite
informer, would become detec
tive. Winnipeg, Man. Fire destroy-'
ed about 27,900 gallohs of oil;
grease and tinware in Imperial
Oil Co. warehouse. $100,0004oss,
She Jack tells me all his se
crets. Her Friend Well, you
don't object to that, do vou? She
Oh, I don't knowl I think I'd
. Ragsdale was not implicated 1
rather find them out
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