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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 15, 1912, Image 2

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a kick, ordered the old -man v to
move on.
The prostrate form did not
move. "
Dr. Seligman had seen the old
man fall and 'run to his side. He
bent down and felt the man's
pulse. Then he looked up into the
face of theupoliceman.
"The man is dying-," he. said.
The policeman called a passing
cab and bundled the old man into
it .
"I realized I could be of no
y. ' . '
d)0s
The Jtfew JKing, Christian X.
futther aid," says Dr. Seligman,
"and so I went on my way."
The policeman, supporting the
old man in the cab, drove to the
"cdunty."
At that hospital for the desti
tute, a physician took one look at
the bqdy the policeman had car
ried in.
' "No use in bringing that here,"
he said. "He's dead.1 Take him
te the morcae" ,
The-policeman, with his life
less, burden., climbed- back into
the cab, and drove to the harbor
front morgue, the ghastly death
house where are taken the bodies
of Hamburg's "unknown dead"
the suicides and the hfeggars of
the city. t '
The policeman andthe-morgue
attendants took off the dead
man's clothes. Theer was noth
ing on them, nor 'in the pockets
to identify the wearer.
The clothes were fluner to one
side in a little heap. The dead
body was roughly flung on the
slab wheer four other bodies of
derelicts already lay.
Meantime, all was confusion in
the royal suite at the Hamburg
ger Hof.
King Frederick the VHI.of
Denmark was missing. y The
Queen and the Princesses Thyra
and Dogtnar were in tears. The
r ithotities of Hamburg were at
their wits' end.
The king had gone for a. walk
shortly after 9 o'clock. He had
said he would be gone for only a
short time. , That was all that
anyone knew
The distracted police begged of
the queen to tell them where the
iking had gone, what sort of
places he usually frequented
when he went thus alone into the
night.
"I do not know," spbbed the
queen. "He said he was going
for a walk. He said he wanted to
be alone. He Would not even per
mit the secret service men to ac
company him. T do not know
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