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WOMAN KILLED CHILD TO HIDE
SECRET FROM HUSBAND?
Salt Lake City, Utah, June 30.
Mrs. August Ekman is under arrest
here today, charged with the mur
der of her twelve-year-old daughter,
The police say that Mrs. Ekman
murdered the girl in order to hide
the fact of her existence from her
Mrs. Ekman was sweated for hours
today by the police. Before she was
through with the torture, she ad
mitted she had slain her child.
The most horrible feature of the
whole story is that Mrs. Ekman car
ried the body of the child she had
murdered with her on "reconciliation
trip" with her husband.
Mrs. Ekman's real name is Mrs. C.
L. Anderson. Twelve years ago her
husband, C. L. Anderson, left her.
Soon afterward she went to live with
a man named Williams, whose child
Frances really was.
Recently Mrs. Ekman-Anderson
heard that her real husoand, Ander
son, was in Wyoming. She arranged
a reconciliation with him. Because
she was afraid that if he thought
she had a "child by some other man
he would not again live with her,
Mrs. Ekman killed her daughter,
She stuffed the body into a trunk
and when her husband and herself
went on a second honeymoon, Mrs.
Ekman-Anderson carried the trunk
around with her.
She and her husband spent twelve
nights with the trunk containing the
dead body in the same room.
Anderson says he knew nothing of
the contents of the trunk until the
baggagemaster at Ogden, whose sus
picions were aroused by the odor
emanating from the trunk, opened it
Aviator (to young assistant, who
has begun to be frightened) Well,
what do you want now? Assistant
(whimpering) I want the earth.
SOME COOL IS HEADED THIS
WAY LET 'ER COME!
Relief from the stifling heat which
has already claimed eleven lives in
Chicago is promised for tonight.
A breeze from the lake will precede
thunder storms and showers. Fair
and cool weather is prophesied for
tomorrow by the weather bureau.
Two fatalities today brought the
death toll up to eleven. Matthew
Burtzel, 1701 Burlington street, died
of heart disease superinduced by
heat. Martin Steinlibber, 111 W. In
diana street, was found dead in bed.
His heart was weak and he was un
able to resist the heat.
Policeman Timothy Donahue, 1523
Edgewater place, was overoome
while walking beat at Clark street
and Devon avenue. Frank Schorrney,
a bakery wagon driver, toppled from
his seat, overcome, and received se
vers injuries in the fall. He was
taken to Iroquois Hospital. Dozens
of other prostrations were reported.
A breeze from the lake again held
the temperature down in the loop to
day, but on the West Side, remote
from the water, the worst suffering
of the torrid wave was experienced.
Children almost naked were allowed
to splash in park fountains unmo
lested by the police. Hundreds of
older people took advantage of tho
suspension of regulations.
Thousands spent last night in the
parks. Other thousands, less fortu
nate, moved their beds to the side
walks and vainly sought a breath of
Other large cities, which were in
the grip of the scorching heat Satur
day and Sunday, were partially re
lieved today. Here the thermometer
went even higher than yesterday.
P. S. Why our boss should tell
us to write a story about the heat
today is hard to understand. It just
makes that much more work and any
boob knows It's hot.