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paid, and should deliver the goods
in this case.
"Miss Crispwell was the victim of
a murder, "and it is up to the county
detectives and state police to sc've it.
"The section of the verdict return
ed by my jury which read3 'the crime
may never be solved is and was
meant as a direct slap at the ineffi
ciency of the detectives.
"I admit it is true that we prac
tically guessed that drowning was the
cause of death. We took that for
granted. We only had an autopsy
performed to find out if there were
any motive "for the crime."
- It is because of this admission that
the district attorney's office demands
disinterment of the body; they wish
to have the lungs examined and the
cause of death definitely ascertained..
McKelvey today presented the de
"mand for the disinterment of the
murdered girl's body to his superior,
District Attorney Bigelow. It is ex
pected Bigelow will make the demand
in court today.
Search is still being made for the
mysterious man who was seen
watching Herbert Johns and Alice
Crispwell from the woodpile near the
lake on the night of the murder.
It is suspected this man may have
been the girl's father, and a close
watch is being kept on all his move
ments. McKelvey and Bigelow are expect
ed to present their full case, at the
preliminary hearing in court tonight
before the alderman.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
In most any country but America
it is usually considered a noteworthy
circumstance ior a man or woman
to have married three times. Of old
this number would have been thought
little of. St. Jerome mentions a
widow that married her twenty-second
husband who, in his turn, had
been married to twenty wives. A
woman named Elizabeth Masi, who
died at Florence in 1768, had been
married to seven husbands, all of
whom she outlived. She married the
last of the seven at the age of seven
ty. When, on her death-bed, she re
called the good and bad points in
each of her husbands, she singled out
her fifth spouse as the favorite and
desired that her remains might be
interred near his.
Some of the most remarkable mar
riages that have ever taken place are
those in which the bride came to the
altar partly or in many cases entirely,
divested of clothing. It was formerly
a common notion that if a man mar
ried a woman "en chemisette." he
was not liable for his debts. At
Whitehaven, in England, a wedding
was celebrated some years ago un
der these circumstances.
HEAD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN
W. G. Lee, president of the Broth
erhood of Railroad Trainmen, who
have vdted to strike on Eastern
Boarder (tackling a tough steak,
to boarding-house keeper) When
you undertook to provide me with
board, madam, I was unaware that
you meant to do so literally!