Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1943 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
tTHis jyas .Jield cler TUqgter o:
all possible connection -with the mur
der of Dietz. " '
A But the Iowa arrived at Manitowoc
today," and 'Itthen was discovered
tnat iungier was. not on Doara.
Bingler wprkepas. a machinist on
" the steamer. Hewasto-have made
the trip from Chicago to -Manitowoc.
juut ior some reason no one coma ex
plain, he missed the boa
The nolice. want to know how
Ringler came to miss the boat, and
where he spent Saturday andSunday
The story of Edna Prederickson is
pitiful, li is a typical one of low
wages; of temptation-; and of a sorely
tempted girl's fall into the deptns.
f The girl worked for $2 a week in
the Manusos candy store, Wabash
avenue and Van Buren street
She turned her weekly wage over
A. to her mother. But still things went
badly at home, and the girl became
more and more desperate.
The girl had a friend, a woman
variously known as Lillie Dearborn
nnd'Kitty'Young. She was a married
Edna Prederickson 'first knew this
woman when the woman was in the
candy department of Siegel, Cooper
& Co. And so, when misery clamped,
close about the underpaid girl, she
told her friend of her trouble..
The woman told her to come with
her arid she would show her "how
she could earn more money."
, She tqok her" to the Dreamland
dance hall; at Van Buren and Paulina'
streets, and Edna soon began to earn
t more money.
And then, came her trouble, the il
legal operation and the young girl's
- Ringler was closely questioned at
the coroner's inquest. But he an
swered airquestions frankly and, was
exonerated by Jthe jury.
The. clippings arid notes found in
Diefcz's clothes haye furnished the
only real clues to the .murder.
The card' of Dr. Eva Conheim,
building, North Ashland and West
North, 'avenues", Ayag fount? in one
"pocket. ' '
Detectives were -sent obring Dr.
Conhelhvjj) the police station today
that she may be questioned. ,
Two other, polide, orders werej is
sued today. One was for the arrest
Of Lillie Dearborn or Kitty Young;
the other for the' arrest" on sight of
a? man 'who has been seen loitering
about the Dietz flat several days hQ
fore the murder.
The actions ofr this man were so
suspicious that Detective Carl Zabel,
of the Town Hall jtation,.stQpped him
and Questioned him.
The man first told Zabel that he
was a private detective. Zabel asked
him for credentials. He 'was, unable
to produce them. Zabel then search
ed, him. He carried nq weapon. "
And the-man then told Zabel: "I'm
not realty a detective ;-I'm just doing
a little private detective work of, a
personal' nature for a friend." '
Zabel let the man go.
This man's description is as fol
lows: About twenty-five years old, sjight
ly'built, of dark cdmplexipn, suggest
ing foreign birth, wearsTnoseglasse's
witK chain guard over one ear. ,
Another of the clues found'in Dietz
pockets by the police was a. publish
er's notice of an English book enti
tled, "Her Soul and Her Body." The
adyertisepient set forth that this was
the intimate record-of a young work-ring
girl's inmost thpughts. '
Mrs. Dietz, the .widow, of the mur
dered man, today is under the cafe
f a physician. But she is much-calm-'
er taan sne was auer sne discovered
the murder yesterday. " v ' 1
And she most emphatically denies
that shetold the police' yesterday
that her husband haq. found a necuV.
Hoi" rloHo-Vit tn tsvti,Mrlrr 'nnimir'nt.ln
or that she hadhail to: send fKeif
i3-year-old niecefrpm her home be
Cause of her husband's conduct with
her. V"" - ' - '""