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On the night or Saturday,
October 14, Avis Linnell was
found dvin? in the bathroom of
the Bostbn Y. W. C. A.
it was thought she had com
mitted suicide until the autopsy
showed two things that her
death was caused by cyanide of
potassium poisoning, and that
she soon' was to have been a
' 4ycneson was arrested, crouch
ing in fear in the shelter of the
Edmands homeJn Brookline. He
denied his guflt, swearing inno
cence by the God whose livery he
r A few days before Christmas,
Richeson, inm's cell in murderers'
row, stabbed himself in the groin
with a jagged piece of tin, and so
mutilated himself that a serious
operation had to be performed.
Violet Edmands is today in
- Yonkers, N. Y,, at the home of
a nuncle. She has not yet been
told of Richeson's confession.
She has held to her belief in him
through everything. Even after
his self-mutilation, she sent him
huge bouquets of flowers.
o o r
REFUSE BUSINESS MEN'S
APPEAL TO END STRIKE
President C. H. Markham of
the Illinois Central railroad yes
terday, in reply to a petition
1 from business men of Freeport,
f 111., to take steps to settle the
shopmen's strike, said that so far
i as the road was concerned the
strike was over, and that he
would not confer with leaders of
the system federation.
This appeal-from Freeport is in
line with the action of business
men in other sections 'who, be
cause of the loss to their business,
are requesting the road to recog
nie the federation of the shop
men and put a stop to the strike.
At the federation's headquar
ters today it was said that Mr.
Markham's declaration would
have no effect on the strikers. La
bor leaders said that the pressure
from business men would become
so great that road officials would
be forced to yield. In addition to
this, it was saidthe road was ex
periencing difficulty with its mo
tive power, and was severely
crippled by the present weather.
WM. J. BURNS ORDERED
TO JAIL BY MARKEY
Indianapolis, Jan. 6. -Detective
William J. Burns today was
ordered to jail by Judge Markey
of the Indiana courts, fpllowing
the action of the Federal Surety
companv in withdrawing its bond
of $10,000 for the appearance of
Burns on the charge of kidnap
ping John J. McNamara from this
city and taking him to Los Ange
les for trial in the dynamiting
cases. Burns immediately went
to the Federal Court to sue for a
writ oMiabeas corpus.
Judge Charles A. McDonald
says that if all divorce petitions
filed in Cook county were investi
gated not more than 50 per cent
of the decrees entered would be
granted. He urges appointment
of a proctor to investigate all petitions.