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r CRIPPLED JAILOR 'SLAIN BY; WOMAN IN WEIRD
TANGLE OF LOVE AND JEALOUSY
v Detective, Who Knows Name of -Murderer, Holding tt
' Back to Sell Newspapers.
George Dietz, the crippled and'
wealthy victim of the Aldine avenue
murder mystery, was killed by a
The police expect to arrest this
- woman before .nightfall, The funeral
of Dietz was held this afternoon. The
arrest of the woman was scheduled
to take place soon after the body
of Dietz was lowered inio the grave.
This information was allowed to
leak out from police sources today
only after Coroner Peter M. Hoffman
3iad torn aside the veil of secrecy
tl"n nolice threw around the case.
The police last, night arrested a
. r in connection with the murder.'
This man they took to the' Shakes
peare ayenue police station and
sweated. Then tfiey took him to the
North Robey street station and.re-s
fused to let anyone see him.
The police were very mysterious
about this man. They refused to give
out his name. But Charles T. Hass,
a private detective, told all the news
papers that the man had made a
The newspapers used the story.
They hinted that the man had some
thing to' do with the Edna Frederick
son girl. And they talked much about
the "mysterious man."
This- morning, Assistant, Chief of
Police SchuetUer flatly declared that
, the talk about the "mysterious man"
having made a confession was ail
Then Coroner Hoffman talked.
'"The man. is eGorge Nurnberg, a
harness dealer of 1&41 West Lake
street," he said. j
"ye are. investigating a story that j
Nurnberg was a visitor to Ihe Dietz '
apartment and paid marked attention '
to Mrs. Dietz."
"Does that mean," Coroner Hoff
man was asked, "that Nurnberg was
connected with the murder of Dietz."
' Coroner Hoffman weighed his an
'"A careful investigation has failed
to reveal any'proof that the murderer '
of Dietz forced his way into the
apartment before slaying the tailor."
"But the rear and front doors and
a kitchen window were found open '
the next morning?"
"I "know that," said the coroner.
"Are any more arrests expected?"
"Yes," said Hoffman. "There will
be an arrest within twenty-four
hours. Possibly the arrest will be
made before night: Possibly it will'
be made soon after Dietz' body is
-lowered into the grave."
"Is the person to be arrested now
X"es," said the coroner, "the per
Coroner Hoffman made 'one other
'startling statement during the day.
"There is a certain detective," he
said, who- has known the name of
the murderer all along. But this de
tective would not tell the murderer's
name because he was holding out to
sell the name for a big surn,to a Chi
The news of luxuries in the prisons
recalls a. story from Ireland. The goVr
ernor reproved a prisoner for ref us,
ing to, work the treadmill. , The pris
oner was pained. "Me go on the
treadmill!" he .protested. "Niwer,
sorr! Why" and here he .drew him
self up .to more than full, height
fTd ratherjbyi the jail first." v