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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 16, 1913, Image 8

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NEW EVIDENCE- INTRODUCED IN
DIETZ MURDER CASE
New evidence was introduced at
the inquest over the body of George
Dietz, the wealthy victim of the Al
dine avenue murder mystery, today.
And as a result, the police are con
fident that the coroner's jury will
hold Mrs. Augusta Dietz, widow of
the slain man, for the murder.
The police do not particularly wish
that George Nurnberg, said to have
Deen Mrs. Dietz's affinity, should be
held.
The new evidence was given by
Mrs. Ida Johnson, of 3242 North
Clark street, who was a servant in
the Dietz home at 733 Aldine avenue,
up to April 12 of this year. Dietz was
slain April 14.
Mrs. Johnson testified that two
days before the murder, Mrs. Dietz
instructed her to do the following
things:
To clean Dietz's bedroom thor
oughly. -
(Dietz and Mrs. Dietz slept in sep
arate roomsfor five years prior to
the murder.)
t-Tq remove all finger prints from
the' walls of Dietz's bedroom and
from the framework of the bed.
To place a thick rug, which had
been in the bathroom for three
months, in Dietz's bedroom.
(It was this rug that was found
wrapped around the murdered man's
hea.)
Tqash very thoroughly the sills
of-the kitchen window.
(It wa sthrough this window that
the murderer was supposed to have
gained entrance to the Dietz flat.) "",
'1Q put up an awning on the back
porchjf which would conceal anyone
on the back porch from those below.
(To gain the kitchen window the
murderer would have had to use this
screened porch.)
The police this afternoon were said
to be holding back damaging evi
dence in regard to the ownership of
the hammer with which Dietz was
killed.
1 WHITES AND BLACKS IN WAR
FOLLOWING ASSAULT
Delaware, Okla., May 16. While a
posse Is today searching for Ernest
Fields, a negro who late yesterday at
tempted an assault on Mrs. P. P. Bal
lantine, wife of a prominent white
fanner, sheriff Mays and a force of
deputies are guarding the town from
an expected attack by other negroes.
Soon after the attempted assault,
twenty negroes from Tonapah, a
small town nearby, hurried to Dela
ware and were met just outside the
town by whites. In a pistol battle
which followed, two negroes and one
white were wounded. One negro will
die. The negroes were put to rout.
It is reported here today that the ne
groes are forming for another1 attack.
WANT COMPLETE CITY TIE-UP
AS A PROTEST
Paterson, JJ. J., May 16. An ap
peal "will be made by the L W. W. to
night to all trades unionists in Pater
son to join the silk weavers in a two
day sympathetic strike. It is.planned
to- tie up the entire city. Street car
men and employes of the electric
light companies wHl be asked to quit
with the other workmen.
The sympathetic strike is intended
as a protest against the conviction of
Patrick Qulnlan, a strike leader, on
charges. of inciting to riot. A mon
ster parade had been planned for to
day but rain prevented.
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GUILTY CONSCIENCE
"That's a nice umbrella you have!"
"Isn't it?" "A present?" "No It
was like this. It started to rainthe
other day, and I stepped Into a door
way to wait till-.it stopped. Then I
saw a young fellow coming- along
with a large umbrella, and I thought
If he was going as far as my house
I would beg to be allowed to share it
So I stepped out and asked, 'Where
are you going 'with that umbrella,
young fellow?' And he dropped tt
and rani"
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