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BURIED TREASURE A FEATURE
OF WAITE POISONING
New York, March 31. Dr. Arthur
Warren Waite indicted on a charge
of murder in the first degree for the
poisoning of John E. Peck, his mil
lionaire father-in-law of Grand Ra
New York, March 31. "The
strange case of Dr. Arthur Warren
Waite," to apply a fiction title to the
A mystery that has been invested with
every conceivable thrill had fresh
thrills added to it today when7 posses
searched wide expanse of sand dunes
for buried money.
The money is $9,000 in bills. It
was paid to Eugene Oliver Kane, an
embalmer, to give testimony that he
used arsenic in embalming fluid used
on John R Peck, Grand Rapids mil
lionaire whom Dr. Waite poisoned.
The case has involved romance,
love, "other wojnen," occultism, mil
lions of dollars, suble and violent poi
soning, family history, the "man
from Egypt" and intimations of in
sanity. Now comes the element that
rivals Poe's famous "Gold Bug."
After Kane got the money from Dr.
Waite, a few days after the Peck fu-
neral, he kept silence. Late yester
day, while Dis't Att'y Swann was
pushing a nation-wide search for
him he walked into Swann's office,
accompanied by a lawyer, and agreed
He said Waite forced the money
on him and that he buried it in a
sandy expanse near Orient Point,
His version of bribery for evidence'
is, "Dr. Waite handed me a check
for $9,000 after telling me to put ar
senic into embalming fluid and get
a sample down to the dis't att'y. I
fe didn't want the check; I tried to hand
it back.- He wouldn' ttake it
"Later, in a cigar store, Dr. Waite
handed me a package, $9,000 in bills
of $500, $100 and $50. I hid it in a
bureau drawer and afterward bur
Mrs. Margaret florton Dr. White's.,
studio companion, has admitted re
ceiving a valuable ring from Dr.
Waite. It is valued afabout $2,000.
SLIPS IN STORE SUES FOR
The unfortunate arrangement of
Hillman's store, in which the depart
ments are scattered through two
buildings on State street, resulted in
an accident which in turn brought on
a heavy damage suit
Mrs. Bessie Mendelsohn, 37 years
old, of 5529 Michigan av., was a shop
per in Hillman's on April 2, 1914.
She had just left the children's
shoe department in the basement
when she stepped on an incline which
slants downward to join the flooring
of the two buildings.
Mrs. Mendelsohn says the floor was
recently oiled at the point, so that she
couldn't help but sjip there.
She fell to the floor and received
injuries which she says have since
grown to be serious.
Att'y John E. Crahen of the firm of
Gorman, Pollock & Sullivan says she
Was confined to her home six weeks,
most of the time to her bed. Her in
juries were of a serious internal na
ture and the condition which she says
resulted from the accident in Hill
man's grew worse instead of better.
She filed suit for $10,000 against
the department store yesterday.
GERMAN STOWAWAY MAY BE
TRIED AS PIRATE
Lewes, Del., March 31. Ernst
Schiller, 24-year-old German, who
single handed captured a British ship
just outside New York harbor, may
be hanged by British authorities as a
pirate. Schiller is held here while
Delaware authorities are puzzling
over what disposition they shall
make of his case. If it is proven that
steamer Natoppa was outside the
three-mile limit when the stowaway
held her up, he belongs legally in
the class with Captain Kidd in "com
mitting an act of piracy on the high