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POLICE RANSACK CONTINENT TO SOLVE
Mrs. J. W. Nelms (left) and her daughter, Mrs. Eloise Nelms Dennis,
two principals in the murder-letter mystery. Mrs. Dennis' son is shown in
San Francisco, Cal., July 23. A
murder-letter written by Mrs. Eloise
Nelms Dennis of Atlanta, Ga., has re
sulted in a nation-wide hearch by the
police of five cities in as many dif
ferent states for two sisters who have
mysteriously disappeared, leaving no
clue as. to their whereabouts.
Recently Mrs. Dennis wrote 'from
New Orleans to her mother, Mrs. J.
W. Nelms, in Atlanta, stating that she
had killed her sister, Miss Beatrice
Nelms and was on her way to San
Francisco to kill her brother, Marshall
The mother telegraphed the broth
er warning him, and after communi
cating with f!he police and then going
into seclusion for a time, Nelms fin
ally returned to Atlanta, where he is
now in hiding.
No trace of the murder Mrs. Den
nis claims she committed in New Or
leans could be found, nor- has any
trace of the missing sister, Beatrice,
aliveror dead, been sec'-asjygt
neither did Mrs. Dennis show up in
San Francisco as her letter asserted
she would, so far as the police have
been able to learn.
The mystery has been further
clouded by the mention of Victor E.
Innes, former assistant U. S. district
attorney at Carson City, Nev. Mar
shall Nelms, the brother,, said that
Innes could probably throw some
light on the matter.
When located in Portland. Ore., In
nes madea statement that in no way
threw light on the case.
Fisherman off the cost of Missis
sippi claim to have located two wo
men on the rugged shores of Petit
Bois Island, who answer the descrip
tion of the missing Nelms sisters and
it is now probable that the-revenue
cutter Winona will be dispatched to
The chief of police of San Antonio,
Tex., claims that he has solved the
enigma but refuses to divulge the na-.
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