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KIDNAEb feY CYPSIES! A THRILLING CHASE
tht" lo THROUGH THREE STATES
The Remarkable Disappearance of 9-year-old Catherine
Winters and the Exciting Hunt for the Suspected
Gypsies. Story of Two Newspaper Men. TO
Tho Gypsy harden, Catherine Jennings, daughter of the suspected
Gypsy chief. It was thought she was the kidnaped girl. Photo by Dur
borough. BY G. R. PULFQRDAND W. H. DURBROUGH
Staff Reporter and Staff Photographer.
Milwaukee Ws., May 1. We
have spent five days looking for a
It was not a case -where the whole
nation was stirred almost to frenzy,
as in the kidnapping of Charley .Ross
or Billy Whitla, but it was exactly as
serious because a dear little girl had
been stolen her father and mother
were hke crazy people, and the fath
er had offered $2,000 reward.
Kidnapped by gypsies!
That is what Dr. A Winters, of
Newcastle, Ind., declared after his
httle Catherine, aged 9, disappeared
in the strangest mannen late in the
third week of April.
It is remarkable how quickly, also
convincingly, the cry df "gypsies!"
goes up when, a child has been lost
a day or two. The spring had arrived
at Newcastle and two or three cara
vans of dark-skinned, dark-eyed peo
ple had passed through the little town
or near the town lately.
The NewcastIe"chief6f' police dis-