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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 22, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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Fannie Curfand.
Riverside, Cal. The refined cruel
ty of a drug-ridden man who appar
ently delighted in torturing women
dupes with jealousies after he had
won their love lies at the bottom of
the tragic mystery surrounding the
killing of "Miss Fannie Curland, an
exceptionally beautiful woman,
whose body was found in a lonely
suburban cottage here with a bullet
hole in her head.
George Garfield, who, according to
the police, led a strange Jekyl and
Hyde life here, and who at the time
of the shooting was desperately loved
by three women one his girl wife
was arrested and later released.
Circumstances thus far revealed
show that Garfield took a fiendish
delight in fanning the green flames
in the hearts of the trio he held un
der the spell of his power.
That he was in any way concern
ed in the death of one of his admir
ers however, he denies, declaring that
Miss Curland shot herself in a frenzy
of bitterness after he had taken her
to the cottage where her dead body
was found. Her death occurred di
rectly after Garfield told her 'he was
It was the impetuous loyalty of
Jeanette Huffman, who herself de
clared that she loved him so much
as to be willing to die for him, that
first revealed the tragedy to the po
lice. While under the influence of ether
on the operating table Miss Huff
man made the amazing statement
that she had shot a rival for the at-

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