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So I knew it was not heart dis
ease. "I opened up Hart's clothes.
His stomach was I congested.
Then I knew he had bled inter
nally. "I found the bullet hole. It was
one of the cleanest bullet holes I
ever saw. All the bleeding had
It occurred to the police that
they should try and capture the
murderer. Someone discovered
the stairway to the roof.
Thirty police and some twenty
reporters rushed to the roof.
They trample all over it.
"Halt!" cried someone.
"Look for footprints," said a
It was easy to find footprints
on that roof. Thirty cops and 20
reporters can make enough foot
prints in five excited minutes to
keep all the Sherlock Holmes in
the world busy for a year.
South of the Cassello "roof is
the roof of another building,
somewhat higher. A policeman
"Perhaps he's up there," he
said, and got a ladder.
He reared the ladder against
the wall. He drew his revolver.
Then, stretching his gun arm
above his head, with the revolver
pointing straight up, he climbed
It was well for that cop that
Webb was not there to see ap
pear before his frightened vision
first a big revolver and then a
blue-coated arm and then a hel
meted head. Webb might have
done something rash.
"There is no clue here," said
someone. "Let us go back to the
flat. Perhaps there is, a clue
Uniformed men, plain clothes
men, reporters, newspaper pho
tographers and onlookers troop- dQ
ed back to the flat. They found
a scene of utter devastation.
A reporter, cigarette in mouth,
was at the piano, playing "That
Two newspaper photographers
were busily taking photographs
of the room from every possible
Reporters were ransacking the
place from end to end looking for
They did not much are what
pictures they got. Their papers
demanded pictures. Their papers
would get pictures.
One reporter carted off a pic
ture that had been hanging on
the wall, and that measured at
least four feet by two.
Cassello was dancing up and
down in the middle of the room,
wailing that his flat was wrecked
and never would look the same
again. It won't, either.
About this time it occurred to
Schuettler that some one might
have seen Webb running away.
He ordered a cordon thrown
around the block.
The cordon was duly thrown,
and stealthily closed in on the
While thus engaged, the cor
don corded in two .Record-Herald
"Have you see a man running?"