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LAST EDITION LAST EDITION
SURGEON SAYS HUMAN RACE IS FAST DYING
NEW DIETZ CASE THREATENED IN N. Y.
MAN NAMED AS "MARRIAGE MILL" AGENT
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, ggggg&v Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. lllipF Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St, 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 91
Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 15, 1914
IY IN DEATH OF WHITE GIRL
WHO WORKED WITH NEGI
Letters Written' to Major Funkhouser After Leonie Van
Winkle's Death, Telling of Weird Orgies in Living
Apartment of Negroes, Lead To Immediate
Action -Grrls Funeral is Halted' by' '
l . Captain Nootbarr, v
A strange and sordid story of a
beautiful young white girl who died
among negroes was brought to light
today when In a sensational manner
Capt. Max Nootbarr of the - '35th.
street station halted the funeral of
Leonie Vqn Winkle.
Leonie Van Winkle was a beauty
doctor -employed in a hair-dressihg,
establishment at- 3129 -Cottage Grove
avenue, operated by Mrs. Jessie
Seath. The girl was 20 years old.
Monday night the girl died. A
physician diagnosed the cause of the
death as kidney trouble. But weird
stories of orgies in which negroes
participated were sent to the police.
Two of the letters hinted that the
girl had sickened of her life ardong
the negroes xtnd had committed sui
cide by drinking acid. One letter re
ceived by Second Deputy Superin
tendent of Police Funkhouser caused
instant action. It was written by a
neighbor. The letter is as follows :
"There is a young- white girl living