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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 05, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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might be swift and merciful. She
had no thought that she was a mur
deress. The pistol rang out
Slowly the father crumpled in his
chair and slid to the floor. The
daughter rushed to hisside and cra
dled his head in her arms The old
man was still breathing. Sobs shook
the body of the daughter.
Weakly the old man raised his
hand and stroked her head.
"There, there, now, honey; don't
cry," he whispered. "I know you did
what you thought was best"
They were the old man's last
words. He had absolved his daugh
ter. The woman made no protest at
being arrested. She insisted to the
police that she had done nothing
wrong, but she didn't care what was
done -with Her.
"I intended to kill my father and
my brother John," she told the police.
"I felt like I ought to kill them. I did
not intend to kill myself, but now I
don't care.
"I am ready for any punishment
you think I deserve. My father knew.
He understood me and that is all that
matters. His suffering is over. The
bullet was a blessing."
Stitzel was a civil war veteran. He
had suffered from rheumatism con
tracted from wounds received in the
battle of Lookout Mountain and was
practically helpless.
Several weeks ago the daughter
underwent an operation for tumor of
.the breast and she has been the vic
tim of constantly increasing melan
cholia. Physicians had warned her
family that she would go insane if
this continued.
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Health Com'r Robertson today ad
dressed letters to the milk dealers
and milk producers' ass'ns asking
them to fonfer with him to devise
means of getting milk to Chicago
homes where there are babies who I
would suffer from lack of milk. 1
Washington, April 5. "Put the
trust magnates in the penitentiary
and you won't have any more trusts."
This was the remedy against the
trust evil recommended by W. H.
Wallace of Kansas City to the house
judiciary committee today on the
hearing of the Borland resolution for (
an investigation of the alleged beef I
"The trusts won't face the peniten
tiary," Wallace said.
"What do they care for fines? A
fine is nothing to them. But you
pass a law making it a penitentiary
offense for a violation of the anti
trust laws and you will have no more
Establishment of a governnent bu
reau that would prevent interstate "
commercial agencies from speculaj
ting in crude products was suggested "
by Representative Taggart of the
Publication, competition and regu
lation are the three agencies of re
lief against trust control of the beef
industry, Edward L. Burke of Amer-
ican Live Stock ass'n told the com
mittee. o o
Berlin, April 5. Germany has no
intention of waging war on the U. S.,
either now or in the future. ,
This was one of Chancellor Von
Bethmann Hollweg's statements this
afternoon in a speech before the
reichstag, regarded as by all odds the
most important address he has made
since the beginning of the war.
The chancellor covered every con
ceivable angle of the military and
diplomatic situation.
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Athens, April 5l An Anglo-French
squadron has destroyed Forts Saint
Zaki and Saint Georges at the en
trance to Smyrna harbor.

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