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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 15, 1913, Image 1',
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"FIGHTING PARSON" ASKS SECRET HEARING;
AFRAID TO MAKE CHARGES IN OPEN
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, 4
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St
VOL. 2 NO. 168 Chicago, Tuesday, April 15, 1913
ALDINE AVENUE MURDER MYSTERY DEEPENS;
DIETZ'S RELATIONS WITH GIRLS REVEALED .
Geo. Ringler, Jr., Sweetheart of Edna Frederickson,
Victim, of Illegal Operation, Did Not Sail on -Steamer
Iowa as Reported by Friends. i
Through the maze of mystery ' surrounding the murder of George
Die'tz, -the crippled milliner,, the stories of. Dietz's sinister relations, with
jyourig' girls are looming larger and larger.
Stories of underpaid working girls lured to their ruin, and left to die
front the effects of illegal operations stories told by Mrs. Dietz while hys
terical yesterday, in which slie accused her husband of 'torturing young
wonfen, which stories -she denied today; stories .of Dietz's connections with
inidwives and women physicians; stories of scores of young girls who
worked'fon Diietz. for only a few short weeks, and then left abruptly; stories
that. Dletz used to tell his barber of his love affairs with young women.
.And.' the story, told by the ill-spelled, cru,dely printed -note left by the
side of the murdered body, telling of, a father's passionate desire for revenge
for a daughter ruined. - ' .
All of them pointing the same way; all of them indicating a double,
ijife led by the wealthy 1merchant,-vho
practically had been separated from
Ins wife, for-five years. , -
'Meantime, the' police have run into
one blind' alley after, anottier'as th'ey
ran down, clues, and, each new de-;
;velopinent has; resulted in. a new tan-'
gle. '. ,
A general police order was issued
late this afternoon to discover ..the
whereabouts of George Ringler, Jr.,
the sweetheart of Edna: Ruth "Fred
erickson, who died March 7 last from
the effects of a criminal operation. ,
A chpphig from a German news
paper telling of the girl's death and
of her said story was found in Dietz's
pocket when the- police, searched his
clothes after the murder.
kAt the- time of the girl's death,
ingler had been regarded as the
girl's sweetheart. The coroner ques
tioned him closely at the time of the
inquest - Buthe jury cleared .him.
When, the clipping was found in.
Dietz's" pocket the police began a
search lor Ringler. i Ringlets friends
told them ttiat he had left Chicago
for Manitowoc, Wis., on thesteamer
Iowa, which sailed from Chicago