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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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convicted offarcenjr. Says inferior
diamonds were substituted for those
she pawned.
Aid. Buck said present administra
tion was menace to people's welfare
before Chicago Equal Suffrage ass'n
Mrs. Bertha Schiffer, milliner,
Dearborn hotel, wants $25,000 from
Chas. Anderson, retired real estate
operator; breach of promise suit.
Carl Buck, Chicagoan just back
from Serbia, says thousands are dy
ing in Balkans for lack of medical
Michael Weisbaum, former detec
tive, convicted in million-dollar bur
glar trust case, spent first night of
3-year-sentence in Joliet.
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With her husband, a missionary
(as was she) at Urumiah, Persia, she
has just reached America bringing
blood curdling stories of atrocities
committed against Persian Christian
women who refused to espouse Mos
lem nuspanos. A 2lJt.k
New York, Feb. 16. One of the joy
makers at a. beefsteak dinner of the
Ourselves dinner last night was ar
rested and thereafter was revealed
a wife murder tale seldom equaled in
police annals.
Harry A. Schroeffel, manager for
the undertaking establishment of
Phillip Voelker, is charged with hav
ing murdered his wife early on the
morning of December 29th by strang
ling her during a quarrel and leaving
her lying dead on the floor all night'
while he calmly slept. The following
morning it is said he admits taking
the body into the undertaking estab
lishment without the knowledge of
his mother and brother, called in an
embalmer as if she were a stranger,
forged a death certificate and later
buried the body in Woodlawn ceme
tery and apparently thought no more
of the matter.
In the confession Schroeffel is al
leged to have made in the detective
bureau, the man, who is 33, said there
was a little celebration on the night
of- the 28th and some drinking. To
ward the close he and his wife got
into a quarrel which continued after
they reached their room. He tried to
quiet her, he says, but she became
abusive and "called him names."
"I told her to shut up," he told the
detectives, "but she told me I couldn't
make her do it At last I ran to her,
grabbed her, threw my left arm
around her neck and put my right
hand over her mouth, just to make
her shut up. The first thing I knew
she went limp and sagged to the
floor. I left her drop and went to bed.
The next morning I woke up and she
was still lying there and I saw that
she was dead."
The physician's name he forged to
the death certificate was one of the
things that led to suspicion and his
400 women enlisted to fight for Aid.
Nance's re-election in 6th ward.
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