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ACQUES BURIED DETECTIVES
ON CASE BAFFLED
James Acques, the wealthy Italian
cafe owner, who was found murdered
in a vacant lot at the rear of 4943 S.
Dearborn street Tuesday morning,
was buried today in Mount Carmel
Even as the body was being low
ered into the grave, detectives work
ing on the mystery admitted they
were baffled in a hunt for the mur
derers or a motive for the crime.
Lorenzo Acques, the dead man's
brother, in the county jail under a
charge of arson, attended the funeral
guarded by deputy sheriffs. He swore
vengeance on the slayers of his
Mrs. Jennie Desamone, charged
with a part in the murder, calmly dis
cussed the crime as she sewed on lit
tle garments for the baby she is soon
to have. Her husband, Nicholas Des
amone, with whom she occupied the
house, in the rear of which Acques'
body was found, has not been found
by the police. They believe he will
return in a few days to see his wife,
who is living with her mother, 4921
Mrs. Desamone reiterated her be
lief that her husband was innocent
of any connection with the death of
','Nick will have to come home
soon," she said. "He will not leave
me for long now. It is all so foolish.
I am not a murderess."
When pressed about the basement
den found under her house Mrs.
Desamone refused to talk. She
would not speak of the cipher code
found there, the bullet marks in the
ceiling or the bloodstains on the
back step, the clews upon which the
police are working to clear the mys
tery. o o
Los Angeles plumber asks Million
aire L. C. Brand for $100,000 for
alienating his wife's love. About the
usual sized plumber's bilL
TO PROBE DEATH OF WOMAN
FOUND HANGING ON FENCE
The body of a young woman about
25 years old, suspended from a cross
bar between two fence posts, with
a strip of white cloth tied about her
neck, was discovered by a farmer
while crossing a cornfield about a
mile northeast of Oak Forest yester
day. Her feet did not quite touch the
ground, giving the impression that
she might have hung herself, espe
cially as a purse containing a $10 and
three $1 notes, also a gold watch,
were still in her possession.
A Danish lottery receipt found on
the body indicate hat her name was
Miss M. Winther. There were also
addresses of some Chicago employ
ment agencies, but none of these
could identify her. .
Joseph Berger, a farmer living
about a mile from where the body
was found tells a story of a girl who
slipped into the kitchen of his house '
on Wednesday night, and, when he
discovered her, appeared to be on
the verge of hysteria and told a dis
connected tale about the Black Hand
trying to sell her into white slavery.
She wanted to remain at the Ber
ger home all night, but was directed
instead to a farmhouse about half a
mile away. The Bergers claim, how
ever, that the girl looked like an
Italian, while this girl is probably
It is also suggested that she is the
woman who disappeared mysterious
ly from a Rock Island train between.
Joliet and Blue Island on Tuesday.
In view of the bruises on the hands '
of the woman and the fact that the
cloth about her neck is not of a ma
terial similar to anything she wore,'
Coroner Hoffmann has ordered a,
She had light brown hair, weighed
about 130 pounds, was 5 feet 4r
.inches tall, and was clad in a dress
of light silk or voile. -