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cession, each to have the improve
ments suggested by the experiments
with the preceding. And so it was an
immense surprise to everybody to
find that the first machine was so ef
ficient that it seemed, and still seems,
possible to use it for the flight, with
out necessitating withdrawing the
changes in the construction of the
"For the result so far was success
ful and there is no reason for believ
ing that the 'America' -will not suc
ceed to actually make the trans-Atlantic
flight, and immediately as pro
posed." MANY CLUES, NO SOLUTION, IN
Freeport, L. I., July 8. With al
most incredible stories coming from
different sources, Detective William
J. Burns declares the mystery of the
murder of Mrs. Louise Bailey, shot
down in Dr. Edward Carman's office,
is a comparatively simple case.
One story is that of a gunman who
claims he and another gunman were
hired by a mysterious woman to kill
the doctor and were to receive $50
each for the murder. That they went
to the Carman home, were met by the
woman, who accompanied them to
the window outside the doctor's of
fice. She snatched the gun from one
of the men and fired the shot herself,
after which she disappeared.
Another story told by J. Howe,
Philadelphia, is to the effect that in
the summer of 1913 a woman whose
name is not disclosed declared "that
man, Dr. Edward Carman, ruined my
husband and myself. He ruined our
lives and I will be revenged on him.
I will murder that man if it takes a
Howe -sajd his only method in ad
mitting the incident is to prevent any
suspicion attaching to Mrs. Carman,
who he believes is innocent.
It was learned that Carman order
ed Burns from his house when the
detective was questioning the physi-
cian and Mrs. Carman, complaining
of the detective's "bull-dozing"
POLICE SHAKE-UP RUMORED
Rumors of a big shake-up stirred
police circles last night. The follow
ing changes are said to be ready:
Captain John J. Halpin, from chief
of detectives to captain at Warren av.
station, a change involving a salary
loss of $500.
Captain Mathew Zimmer of Fill
more St., Captain P. J. Lavin of Hyde
Park or Captain Thomas Meagher of
Desplaines St., to be chief of detec
tives. Captain Michael Ryan, from 22d st.
station to some undesignated station.
Captain John Ryan, from Warren
av. to Englewood station.
Captain Thomas Coughlin, from
emergency captain to command at
Captain Joseph Smith, from Engle
wood to 22d sL station.
Captain John Rehm, from Chicago
av. to undesignated station or retire
ment. Lieutenant Pat McWeeny, from
Lake st. to Austin station.
Lieutenant John Hartford, from
Austin to Lake st. station.
Promotions believed imminent are
Lieutenants James O'Toole, Central
Detail; James Mooney, Kensington;
Sam Collins, Irving Park; John B. En
right and James V. Larkin, detective
bureau, to be captains.
TWO HELD ON GIRL'S CHARGE
New York, July 8. Claiming she
had been lured to luxurious apart-'
ment and had there been victim of an i
attempted attack, Lelah McAuley, i
pretty brunette claiming Denver as j
her home, led police to arrest Eliza
beth Smith, 35, and Chas. Shaeur, 28. ,
Shaeur claimed his name was Willis j
and that he is a cotton broker and,
denied the girl's charge. Both held for