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'"JACK THE RIPPER" MURDERS WOMAN IN WEST
' SIDE ALLEY SHORTLY AFTER 1 A. M.
. A woman not yet identified was
rmurdered shortly after 1 o'clock this
iTTinrnlnfr in tho nllmr ninninp past, and
. west between Madison and Monroe
and Desplaines and Halsted streets.
I The time of the murder was fixed
,'late this afternoon by "Monkey Face
' Charlie" Genker, the saloonkeeper,
his wife, and Phil Karen.
' The Genkers and Karen left the
"Karen saloon at Monroe and Halsted
shortly after closing time. They
'were brought to a standstill only a
c few feet from the door of the saloon
.by a ghastly, long-drawn-out wo
"Something doing down that alley
way," said Monkey Face.
1 And the party went on.
The body of the woman was found
Shortly after 6 o'clock this morning.
It was lying on a freight platform of
3 the Fidelity Glass Works building,
4 730 -West Monroe street.
- The head of the body lay toward
the elevator shaft. The shoes and
istockings of the woman had been
itaken off; her feet were bare. Her
skirts were dragged up, and twisted
;around her head. Blood flowed from
-the head down Into the basement of
the Fidelity Glass Works building in
thick, gluttish stream.
' When the head was uncovered it
. was found that the woman had been
done to death by some "one who first
.had dug a dagger fiercely into the
i back of her neck, and then ripped
and torn it around to the front. The
head was almost severed.
There was no question of the na
ture of the crime.
The murder was committed by a
-moral pervert; by some person as
morally insane as "Jack the Ripper"
of London, or any of the ancient
The woman who was murdered
must have been about 35 years; she
yas dressed plainly, respectable y she
wore a wedding ring; she had been a
The theory of the police is that
the woman was deserted by her hus
band and in her helplessness decided
to turn to some male friend.
This man friend, the police believe
to have been some man employed as
night watchman on a building near
where the murdered body was found.
The police think the woman came
to the man; the man, being a moral
pervert, attacked her, and the woman
was slain by him.
Andrew Dufrain, mission worker
and night watchman at the Volun
teers of America Hotel, 10 South
Desplaines street, is under arrest in
connection with the murder.
Dufrain was found by Detectives
Dan Keough and Michael Gary of the
Desplaines street police station in
Zeman's saloon, 14 South Desplaines
His arrest was ordered because
Patrolman Wm. Carden informed
Police Captain Meagher that he saw
Dufrain in the alleyway about mid
night last night, and that Dufrain
seemed excited and asked him to
search two men in the alleyway. Car
den did so, but found nothing sus
picious on the men.
Scratches were found under Du
frain's right arm. They were deep
and fresh. He said they were made
by a cat.
The police also are following the
clue given by a partial identification
of the murdered woman.
Two women said she might be a
woman who formerly worked for
them and who had an Italian barber
lover, from somewhere around Mon
roe and Halsted. The police now are
looking for this Italian, who is said
to have been insanely jealous of his
The description of the murdered
- Age, about'35; height, 5 feet, three