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MURDERER'S HAIR FOUND IN I
MODEL'S DEATH GRIP
Philadelphia, Jan. 3. Letters from
wealthy men throughout the coun
try, one a Chicagoan, and strands of
a man's hair death-locked, in her fin
gers, may solve the murder" of Grace
Roberts, beautiful model, whose
brutal murder has shocked the
nation. Every man with whom the
girl was intimate will be questioned.
The man" suspected of having
cliibbed and then strangled to death
the pretty model and manicurist is
today under guard in a fashionable
downtown hotel, according to the
police, while detectives complete the
net of evidence they have been weav
ing around him.
This man, it is said, is extremely
wealthy, controls large brewery in
terests and comes from an inland
city. He holds membership in some
of Philadelphia's best clubs, itwas
Bonvivants and habitues of cafes
know the man now under guard as-j
Champagne Charlie. He is a ready
spender and has a following of
friends who will stop at no expense
to free him if the police make good
their threat of arrest in a few hours.
In authentic circles it is even inti
mated that already these friends
have taken steps for the defense
searching for a magistrate who will
release him on bail.
For many years he is said to have
assisted the girl financially. Out of
this grow details, according to detec
tives, that may disclose blackmail
an amazing tale that may involve
not only the dead girl, but others.
The guarded man was taken to de
tective headquarters several days
ago and severely grilled. At that
time it was believed he would be
held. Now' it is known that he was
released upon his promise not to
leave the city.
Miss Colbert's liberality to her
family and friends brought her into
dire financial straits. It is said she
wrote this man, who was madly in
love with her, according to
and asked him to see her la'
Instead of going to the lawyer's o:
nee ne is sam 10 nave come 10 jriiu
adelphia and gone direct to her
From the moment-he went to the
apartment in which the pretty little
model's battered body was found late
Saturday night details ended. Mys
tery once more shrouds the case and
the detectives are making every ef
fort to cover loop holes, fearing a
leak that might hamper their work.
The police lea'rned'that Miss Col- '
bert had arranged for a reconcil'a
tion New Year's day with the man
she really loved. He is a former
University of Pennsylvania athlete.
The model had merely lecLthe others
to believe she gave them ner affec-
tions-he successful suitor, who is
employed in the "engineering depart
ment of a large corporation, will be
questioned this afternoon.
GERMANY SAYS PEACE IS VP
TO THE ALLIES
Amsterdam, Jan. 3. Germany re
plied to the Scandinavian peace note
on Jan. 1, referring those nations to
the answer returned to Pres. Wil
son's peace suggestions, Berlin dis
patches reported today. The note
also added that it -defended on the
entente's xeply to the Wilson note
whether an attempt to restore world
peace would prove' successful.
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WOULD- GIVE COURTS MORE
POWER IN LABOR TROUBLE
- Washington, Jan. 3. Jifdge Wm.
L. Chambers, U. S. com'r of board of
mediation an dconciliation, was to
day requested to prepare an amend
ment to the proposed railway bill
that would give to the courts thev
right to .interpret and. enforce the
awards of the board of mediation
an d conciliation.
Tulsa, Okla. Prairie Oil &Gas
Co. posted advance of 1 cents in the.
price of crude.
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