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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 21, 1913, Image 3

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was dark out there. But Cas
sello recognized the man who had
knocked. It was Webb.
"Here's you man!" Cassello
shouted gaily to Hart.
Hart drew his revolver with
his right hand and put it in his
left one. With his right hand, he
dragged Webb clear from the
door, through a long corridor and
away to the far end of the living
There he backed him into a cor
ner, which was convenient be
cause there was a small table
there on which Hart could lay
his revolver.
Hart ran his right hand over
Webb's clothes. He felt the butt
of a revolver sticking from
Webb's right hand hip pocket.
Thereupon the detective laid
his revolver on the table and
reached with both hands for
Webb's rear pocket.
Webb picked up Hart's revol
ver. Hart jumped at him. They
rolled on the floor together.
Webb fired once. The bullet
missed. He fired again, and
Hart rolled over on his side and
lay still.
Webb climbed up an inside
stairway to the roof, and escaped.
What Cassello was doing all
this time does not seem to be
quite clear. He says he was "as
1 a man in a dream."
This probably is quite true. He
went on "dreaming" long enough
to give Webb a good chance to
make a getaway. Then he went
into the hallway and yelled for
the police.
Plain clothes men, uniformed
men, about twenty reporters and
a dozen newspaper photograph
ers, and a few odd bystanders
rushed wildly to the flat. With
them came a man who said he
was a physician.
The physician bent over Hart's
body as it lay on the floor.
"He's dead," he said.
"What of?" yelled a detective.
"Heart disease;" said the physi
cian solemnly, and melted out of
the room.
Assistant Chief Sehuettler ar
rived. Someone told him Hart
had died of heart disease.
"But I knew enough to know
that when a man dies Of heart dis
ease his face ig flushed," says
Sehuettler. "Hart's faee was pale.
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