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A TRUE THRILLING DETECTIVE STORY IN REAL
LIFE OF TODAY
i By Norman Rose.
New York, Sept. 17. A short,
stocky man "with a round face, leaned
against a desk in-the detectives' room
in the great New York police head
quarters. He seemed tired, tiut in his
keen, well-set eyes there was a look
of wonderful satisfaction.
Not at all the man you'd pick ior
a Lecocq, or a Sherlock Holmes this
Joseph A. Faurot!
Nothing hawklike about that
Nothing iri that stout figure to sug
But no old sleuth of lurid-lidded
fiction ever followed a trail more re
lentlessly or more swiftly to its con
clusion than this same Inspector Fau
rot, when he unearthed the man who
betrayed and butchered Anna Aumul
ler. Nothing but the pillow case, with a
letter "A" embroidered on it, to lead
to the discovery of one of the cruel
est murderers known in all the his
tory of murder, and yet
"It was simple," said Inspector
Faurot. "The pillow case was plenty.'J
xiiuc wxo juol uue yia.ce wuere we
had to take a chance. We took it,
and right there (he whole knot unraveled.
"What were the steps?
"Well, there weren't so many as
you might think. First, we had that
pillowslip, on which was the name
of the manufacturers.
"To whom in New York had the
manufacturers sold slips of this pat
tern, lately? v
"They told us, when we asked, that
their books showed the sale of 12 of
these slips to George Sachs, a second-hand
furniture dealer in Harlem.
"Step No. 1 liad been taken and
step No. 2 led to Sachs!
"Of course, we might have had to
go back on our tracks if Sachs' sales
had led up 'blind alleys.' The first
In this diagram of Anna Aumuller's
body the outline was drawn by In
spector Faurot, and the cross-lines"
put in by murderer Schmidt himself
to show just how he cut it up before
throwing it in the river.