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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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ELOPEMENT ENDS IN MURDER
-JEALOUSY BELIEVED CAUSE
They met at a public dance hall in
Columbia hall, Division and Clark
sts. After a whirlwind tango honey
moon they were married -on.e month
ago. Yesterday he killed her by cut
ting her throat with a razor. And
the police believe he has committed
suicide.
The girl was Kathryn Keiser, 19.
The man was J. Maurice Pettit. The
murder took place at the home of
the girl-bride's mother, Mrs. Carrie
Sheibner, 930 Barry av., where the
couple had lived for the past two
weeks. Mrs. Sheibner discovered the
murder when she returned home
from a shopping trip. Her new son-in-law,
Pettit, opened the door for
her and then fled through the back
door.
Peter Lundell, a roomer, met Pettit
a few blocks from the scene of the
murder. He noticed blood on his
face. Pettit explained he had cut
himself while shaving and then walk
ed away- Up to a late hour he had
not been found and the police ad
vanced the suicide theory.
Pettit was jealous of his young
wife. She was pretty and fond of
cabarets, danCing and auto rides. He
had been heard to say other men
were paying his wife attentions. Mrs.
Sheibner says he confessed to his
wife that he used drugs. His mother,
Mrs. Lulu Pettit, Cedar Rapids, la.,
said he feared insanity. His father
is said to have been an inmale of in
sane asylum at one time.
Pettitxis 28. He was married be
fore. His first wife said they were
divorced three years ago.
Mts. Lulu Pettit, mother of the
slayer, arrived in-Chicago this morn
ing and told the police she believed
her son was insane. She also says
he was an enthusiastic Christian
Scientist She believes he has com
mitted suicide.
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Kern county, Cal., contains 55,842
acres of proved oil lands.
MERELY POLITICS
State's Att'y,Hoyne was endorsed
for re-election by the United Socie
ties last night.
Gov. Dunne opened his campaign
with a plea -for non-factional sup
port. Wm. P. Nolan, Democratic candi
date for-congress in third district, is
making a house-to-house campaign
speechmaking tour. The idea seems
to have made a hit
John E. Northup said Fred Lundin
wants Harry B. Miller in the state's
att'y's office so they can ignore the
civil service law without fear.
Morton D. Hull accused Frank L.
Smith of contributing to Wm. Hale
Thompson's campaign fund. x
Frank O. Lowden speaks tonight
at Marlowe theater, 63d and Stew
art; Logan Square auditorium, 2537
N. Kedzie, and Liberty hall, 13th and
union.
Frank L. Smith characterized
Lowden as a "suckling dove trying
to coo himself into office."
Richard J.' Barr's manager say
Deneen men won't be with George
H Wilson's, Deneen's "dry" candi
date for att'y general. ,
Rep. Jim Mann's friends have dug
un a letter in which Rev. Melbourne
'Boynton assailed "preparedness."
Mrs. Qeo. Bass, manager of Wil
son'j women campaign, organizing
"Just Twenty-One Club" of girls who
cast th&r first votes-this year.
Judge Harry P. Dolan, running for ,
re-election to municipal court, ex
pects to win on record hi boys' court.
Gov. Dunne and Sen. Lewis will
speak at Riverview park, Sept. 9.
Frank Sullivan, G. O. P. candidate
for congress in the 8th district, says $
his nomination is assured. Sullivan
is the "harmony" candidate.
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Berlin. Newspaper Rheinische -'
Westfalische Zeitung says Ameri
cans taken prisoners in battle should
h nvpouted as marauders, as Ger
many is not at war with the U. S

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