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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 16, 1912, Image 14

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After that Mr. Dillon came fre
juenfly, always bringing presents
that spoke more eloquently than
words. t
.Olive liked it because he was
the most sympathetic listener she
had ever encounterend. Bill liked
it, or he would never have con
descended to mutter "peaches"
the- very next night after having
strained his voice saying "pears."
The only trouble was tjiat Olive
could not see how Bill's" remark
able taciturnity would ever allow
him to get up enough syllables" to
propose. ,
One evening he appeared with
a ring, a legal-appearing docu
ment and a clerical-looking gen
tleman. "Let's marry' he suggested,
in unwonted eloquence.- '
"Right now?" gasped Olive.
"Without any engagement and
without any cards?"
"Sure said Bill. "Now don't,
be a fool, Olive."
Miss Duncan surrendered. "111
declare, BilJ Dillon," -siiesaid as
the clericaWooking gentleman
lined them up. "Ybu"are getting
to be real eloquent'
If all the people who have "pos
itively identified" the body of the'
woman found murdered in a bun
galow in Los Angeles are right,
then this woman was Kke the pro
verbial cat and its nine lives.
The body has been "positively
identified" -as that of nine differ
ent women. Married women, sin
gle women,, fat women, lean
women, old women, young
women, all have been connected
with the body by relatives or
Some of these "positive identifi
cations" are ridiculous. Miss Eliz
abeth Burns is alive and well in
Needles, Cal. She was one of
those said to be the dead woman.
Frank A. Schwenck of Detroit
"positively identified" the body as
that of Mrs. William H. George.
Mrs. George, who lives at 3215
Forest av., said over the tele
phone yesterday that she wasn't
dead at all She was peeved, how
ever. In other cases one set of rela-,
tives identifies the body and an
other set says it can't be true and
that the person named never was
within a thousand miles of Los
The truth is tfiat the detectives
of Chicago and Los Angeles and
the Chicago American don't
,know anything about it. The
American isvboosting it along be
cause it is glad to get any news
that's" easy to write into the paper,
which is gding to press about
three hours earlier than usual be
cause of the strike. And a reporter
can turn out imaginative identifi
cations all day if' he is supplied
with plenty df typewriter ribbon
and cigarettes.
The only hope detectives have
of clearing up the case is finding
Thomas C Butt, who was seen in
the vicinity of the death" bunga
low and whose name was signed
to a note, found soon after the I
murder, saying he had committed

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