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of thousands of dollars and use its
entire secret service in order to
get possession of a 20-year-old
girl unless the thhbe of great
Late today the girl waived ex
tradition and consented to return
to Germany. She also charged
the son of the man she is accused
of murdering is the father of her
BLAME BLACK HAND FOR
Two Italians were murdered in
Chicago yesterday, and the po
lice lay both crimes at the door
of the "Black Hand5."
The body of one of the victims,
a man about 30 years old, was
found lying on the Illinois Cen
tral tracks at 15th street by three
fishermen, about 11 o'clock last
night. These men, EJmer Pahlke,
Fred Loewe and Flmer Starr,
told the police . that they bad
heard the man scream and -saw
two well-dressed men, whorn they
believed were Italians, running
from the scene. '
The assassins had stabbed the
man from fifteen to twenty times.
"Money and valuables found',on
the body proved conclusively that
robbery was not the motive. The
dead man was removed to Ball's
morgue, 740 So. Wabash ave.
The other murder was staged
in the midst of a birthday cele
bration -at the home of Bruno
Gerdusi, 240 W. 22n'd s, where
Frank Bertucci, 35 years old, shot
A brother-in-law of the mur
dered man was taken.int.6 custody
by the police of the 22nd St. sta
tion, but he-refused -to say much
about the-case, protesting his in
nocence and-claiming that he saw
a strange man sneaking along
the passage-way at theside of the
bouse, a few moments frefore the
crime. He will undergo'a, severe
examination today in' the hope
that he will shed somelight oa
All of the guests declared .that
they did not see the-"shooting.
Bertucci was a porter "and Hvejd
with his wife' and three children
at 218 W. 22nd- street. He has
been woun'ded many times before
by the "Black Hand.""" ."
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