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"BRUTAL MURDER! THAT'S
WHAT IT IS!"
Cleveland, Feb. 12. The peace
of Cleveland has been rudely dis
turbed by a horrible murder, and
a still more horrible wrangle
over the possession of the mur
Tiny, a little tan terrier, pass
ed to the happy hunting grounds
last Sunday in the cat and dog
hospital of Dr. W. F. Staniforth.
There is no doubt that Tiny was
cruelly, brutally murdered.
''I made an analysis of the
dog's liver," said Dr. E. J. Smith,
connected with the dog hospital.
"I found enough arsenic to kill a
Immediately after the sad de
cease of Tiny, Dr. Staniforth
swathed the body in cotton, put
it in a little wooden coffin,
and announced he was going to
Whereupon Mrs. Florence
Keep, T, iny's mistress, began the
greusome wrangle over the body.
Possibly Mrs. Keep suspected
that some evidence of the crime
committed was being covered up.
"If Dr. Staniforth buries Tiny,
I shall ask Police Prosecutor Day
to dig up my doggie's body and
give it back to me," she declared.
"Mrs. Keep ordered me to make
a coffin for Tiny and bury the
dog," said Dr. Staniforth in re
buttal. "I'm going to supervise
the burial personally, and if Mrs.
Keep refuses to pay, I shall sue
her for the cost of the funeral.
It will be about $25."
"I shall take legal action," said
Mrs. Keep. "I want to bury
Tiny. My husband will build a
little coffin, and I shall line it my
self. I have told Dr. Staniforth
that he must face the conse
ouences if he does not give me
Mrs. .Keep was asked now i my j
which no traveler returns.
"It was murder," she said in
dignantly. "That's what it was
"Tiny was just a few weeks
old. He had a deadly feud with
two big brutal kittens that live in
"Last Sunday morning, I gave
Tiny his breakfast of lukewarm
milk and sugar. He went out of
the door afterwards.
"When I iound him later, he
just looked up at me as if to say,
'Somebody has killed me.'
"I took him to the hospital.
The doctor gave him some liquid
medicine and a pill. Then Tiny
just opened his eyes and looked at
me sorrowfully and curled up."
Tiny's little bath, and towels
and china stand in the Keep home
today, mute evidence of the pass
ing of one dearly beloved. And
there is intense gloom in the of
fice of Police Prosecutor Day.
"What's she want to come to
me for?" Day demanded today.
"What have I got to do with this
thing? Why should. I be forced
to go around digging up deceased
dogs. ? What have I ever done to
deserve anything like that?
New York. Lillian Russell to
quit stage and try lecture work,