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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 02, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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CHARGE PLOT IN DOCTOR'S
DEATH HOLD WIFE
Providence, R. I., Sept 2. Mrs.
Elizabeth Mohr, wife of Dr. C.
Franklin Mohr, who died yesterday as
result of bullet wounds inflicted when
he and his assistant, Miss Emily 6.
Burger, were shot while in the doc
tor's 'stalled automobile near Nayatt
Monday night, is being held in con
nection with the shooting.
Mrs. Mohr's arrest occurred early
today following the signing of confes
sions of- George W. Healis, colored
chauffeur of the Mohr automobile,
and Victor C. Brown, alias James
Johnson,, who was discharged by him
about three weeks ago.
Before the arrest of Mrs. Mohr,
Henry Spellman, another negro men
tioned in Brown's confession, was
taken into custody. According to the
police Spellman confessed to them
that he shot Miss Burger, firing three
shots, and that Dr. Mohr was shot by
Brown.
Heelis, Brown and Spellman prob
ably will be arraigned today charged
with murder.
According to the negroes' confes
sions, which followed an all-night
third degree, Healis was to receive
$1,000 for stopping, the car in a se
cluded spot, Brown $2,000 for killing
the doctor and Spellman $2,000 for
killing the girl who happened to be
with him at the time. Dr. Mohr, in
addition to Miss Burger, also em
ployed Miss Florence Ormsby, an 18-year-old
office maid. Fate made Miss
Burger the victim.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
John Laughmann. much arrested,
will lecture Roseland Free Speech so
ciety, Friday, 8 p. m., K. of P. hall,
1039 Michigan av. Admission free.
20th Ward branch, Socialists, will
hold special meeting, Thursday, 8 p.
to., at 1135 S. Halsted.
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"WOMEN ARE HELL," SAYS BOB
HE'S HAD A LOT OF IT
West Dunellen, N. J., Sept 2. Bob
' Fitzsimmons, the famous "Ruby"
( Rob" of the prize ring, was mourning1
ma iourui wiie nere touay.
"I used to love her, but now I only
like her," said Bob. "I was holding
all my first wife's jewels $80,000
worth in trust for my children and
here she up'and goes to Los Angeles
with them, leaving me holding the
sack. Ain't women hell?"
Mrs. Fitz fourth, formerly was Mrs.
Temo Simonin of Portland, Oregon.
The former heavyweight champion
was trying to save his farm from
going under the sheriff's hammer to
day. A creditor holds a judgment'
against him for $1,200. The sheriff
today postponed sale for another"
week. '
Many a girl ball fan goes to the
games only so she can keep her eye
on the "diamond.'' ..-ig J Francis, former newspaper man-
LONDON PRESS SAYS WILSON3
WON A BIG VICTORY
London, Sept 2. Political circles
here took the view today that Ger
many's yielding to U. S. will have lit-
tie if any effect upon negotiations
now pending between Great Britain
and America for modification ofBrit-5
ish order in council.
The English view as expressed by
editorial comment of London papers
was that President Wilson has scored
an important diplomatic victory and
has finally succeeded in compelling
Germany to recognize the usage of
international law. But political cir-
cles here expressed opinion that con-1
cessions actually made by Germany,
were few and in no way Justified Eng-1?
land in withdrawing her blockade of'x
German coast
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THAW WANTS DIVORCE t
Pittsburgh, Sept 2. Harry K.3
Thaw, who but lately secured his lib
erty after nine-year fight 'in New
York courts as result of killing Stan-
ford White, filed suit for divorce3
against his wife, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw. ,
Thaw charges infidelity, naming John;

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