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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 16, 1913, Image 2

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JDettfctiVcs Bonner and Connors
are searching the city for ex-convict
Rattenberg. They want to
question him about the murder of
Max Mansfield.
Rattenberg fits in with the de
scription of the man who fled
from the scene of the murder and
who was chased a mile by two
firemen before he dodged into a
house on Aberdeen street, be
tween Harrison and Polk, and he
is known to have been in the
Gallery and his men are also
trying to find out what house on
Aberdeen street the murderer
ran into, and what kind of a place
it is that . shelters red-handed
They have not much to go on
in locating the house. All that
Firemen Ernst and Taube, who
chased the murderer until he van
ished into the house, can tell
them is:
"We chased the man for almost
a mile. We were gaining on him.
Once he slipped and fell in a pud
dle of mud. We thought we had
him then. But he was up in a
flash, and off again.
"When he darted into the alley
we were close behind. When we
ran into Aberdeen from the alley,
he had vanished. He had not
had time to get around any street
corner. We were too close not
to have seen him do that. He
must have gone into a house. He
must have been making for that
house from the beginning of the
The Desplaines street police
station last night ordered that all J
suspicious characters in the dis
trict be brought in for examina
tion. Joseph Loftus, " 2123 South
Ridgeway avenue, and Michael
Melvin, 421 South Sangamon,
were arrested and questioned
about the Mansfield murder. Both
proved alibis, and were released
early today. "
While firmly believing that
Mansfield was murdered by some
thief with whom he had dealings,
the police have begun an exten
sive inquiry into the doings of
the murdered man's son, Maurice:
When the police began their
investigation of the murder yes
terday, they were told that Mau
rice Mansfield was in his father's
Store every afternoon.
The police waited hours for the
son, and he did not show up. But
that has been explained.
Maurice Mansfield was then in
the custody of a deputy United
States marshal.
Three months ago, Dr. P. L.
Prentis, head of the federal im
migration bureau, ordered Mau
rice deported to the country he
had come from Russia.
Just as preparations were be
ing made to put the order into
effect, Special Agent De Woody,
of the Department of Justice,
asked for a stay.
The stay was granted, and De
Woody went on collecting evi
dence against Maurice with the
result that the son of the man
murdered yesterday was indicted
for white slavery by the Decem
ber federal grand jury.

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