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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 01, 1911, Image 8

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to back the train to a siding.
On the siding, they blew the
wrong safe, pocketed the few
dollars it contained, and fled.
Special agents of the railroad
and Deputy U. S. Marshals with
bloodhounds trailed the men to
the Mississippi river at noon to
day. A negro living in a shanty boat
on the river, told the officers he
saw seven men take a skiff across
the island at daybreak. He
watched them row to President's
The posses have started for
the island and it is believed that
all the men will be captured.
It required several hours to
clear the track of the wreckage
of the express car, which was
practically destroyed by the
charge of nitroglycerine the rob
bers used.on .the wrpng safe. The
explosion was heard for miles
Mrs. Louise Vermilya, about
whose name is being woven a
maze' of sudden and mysterious
deaths, is being guarded in her
home by the police, though offi
cials say she is not actually un
der arrest.
Investigation following the
death of Policeman Arthur Bis
sonette, to whom the woman ad
mits she was engaged, has
brought to light eight other
deaths which will be probed.
In all of these, it is said, there
we're peculiar circumstances sim
ilar to-thpse-att&iaing the deafli
of the policeman.
The complete list follows : '
Bissonette, Arthur, 26 years
old, policeman; died at Mercy
hospital Thursday.
Smith, Richard T., Illinois
Central conductor; died March
11, 1911, at the Vermilya home
where he roomed.
Vermilya, Charles, second hus
band, collector for Chicago &
Northwestern Railroad. Died
from acute gastritis after a six
days' illness at Maplewood, Au
gust 1, '1909.
Brinkamp, Fred, first husband
of Mrs. Vermilya. Died on a'
farm near Barrington, 111., 18
years ago, after a brief illness.
Brinkamp, Frank, 23 years old,
son of Mrs. Vermilya. Died at
the, home of Mrs. Vermilya, 411
East Twenty-ninth street, Octo
ber 30, 1910, supposedly of pneu
monia. Binkamp, Lillian, 26 years old,
stepdaughter, died January 21,
Vermilya, Harry G., 35 years
old, stepson. Died September
26, 1904.
Brinkamp, Cora, 8 years old,
daughter. Died at Barrington.
Brinkamp, Florence, V years
old, daughter. Died at Barring-t6n.
Cold Weather Tonight!
Generally fair tonight and
Thursday, for Chicago and Vi
cinity. Some people say that it
is cold now, but wait until to
night when it gets down to 25
degrees above zero, with moder-

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