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CLAIMS DOROTHY ARNOLD IS
DYING AT HER HOME
Pittsburgh, Pa., April 11. Dorothy
Arnold, missing New York heiress, is
not dead. " -
She was a patient at Dr. C. C.
Meredith's "house of mystery" here,
and is now dying at her home in New
York, having never recovered from
the effects of her illness.
These startling statements were
made today by District Attorney R. H.
Jackson in explanation of the futile
search that has been made for the
He declared he had positive infor
mation to bear out his statements.
At the Arnold residence in New
York the girl's father, Francis R. Ar
nold, denied she was at home, and
reiterated, hjs belief that she was
If Jackson's information is correct
the last and most remarkable chapter
is added to the story of her disappear
ance, and a motive is furnished.
The police and district attorney,
however, are not working on the Ar
nold feature of the case against Dr.
Meredith, who is at liberty on $12,000
on a charge of performing an illegal
operation on Mrs. Myrtle Allison, and
also larceny of her jewels. Miss Lucy
Orr, his assistant, is also out on bail.
Mrs. Allison, a resident of Wilkms-bih-g,
dropped from sight in March,
1913. Her disappearance in many re
spects paralleled the swallowing up of
Search of the drab house on the
banks of the Ohio disclosed a fur
pony coat of a tan shade, and a black
bafe. Both are said to have belonged
to Mrs. Allison.
Already four persons, one a sales
man in a downtown store, have, ac
cording to the police, sworn that the
coat belonged to the missing woman.
Two persons have identified the bag.
Valuable jewelry which was in the
woman's posesssion has not been
found. Dr. Lutz, chief informant
against Meredith, was positive that 1
when he turned her over to the physi
cian that he gave Meredith the jewels.
Investigation is also being made of
the death of a wpman in the hospital
March 18, the day after Mrs. Allison,
according to Lutz, was removed to
Dr. H. E. Welch of Bellevue on
March 18 issued to Miss Orr, head
nurse at the institution, a certificate
of burial for "Mrs. Daisey Davis."
The woman was buried in the Unit
ed cemetery. Unless the identity of
this woman is established to the sat
isfaction of the district attorney, the
body will be exhumed for examina
District Attorney Jackson said- a
thorough search of the house had re
sulted inthe discovery of several ar
ticles of 'clothing which belonged to
no one in the house. Their different
styles, sizes and quantity seem to
bear out Lutz's statement that sev
eral women had entered the institu
tion, never to be heard of again.
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HURRAH! T.R. SHOT SOMETHING
New York, April 11. Cable dis
patches from Brazil indicate that Col.
Roosevelt has shot something, but
there is a wide division of opinion
here today as to what is a curucui,
or cururo, or a spalacopus poeppigi
as the prize is variously designated.
Describing the rare specimen Col.
Roosevelt is bringing back to
Manaos, the Sun declares he has shot
a cururo, a "burrowing rodent which
lives underground," and explains that
its scientific name is spalacopus
The Herald explained today that
curucui is a bird "short and stout
with dentate bills and the first and
second toes are reversed." In color
the Herald declares the bird is "shim
mering green or brown marked with .
pink or yellow."
At the American Museum of Nat
ural History nothing was known of
the cururo or curucui. The natural
ists there never heard of the animal
or bird, the secretary said.