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Orewsome Crimes Extending
Over Many Years Are
Pinned on Him.
jaus"urn No" off~te
BERLIN, Sept. 19.-The beut
brains of Berlin's detective depart
ment wen busy today piecing to
gether the last links in the nruesome,
chain of evidence that would b -
of men like
f o toastd
evr the rei
ever tie ofits i
Whd y a-tinu
Sod by a
~nde t .over
emea hangman's xqoose for Karl
Grossmann were he a normal man.
Stage Set For TriaL
The stage Is almost met for the
trial of this shabby, shivering old
man, who unquestionably will go
down in criminal history as the most
cold-blooded fiend ever known.
But it i already certain that be
will never be hanged or even go to
the penitentiary, for he has alrealy
proved to be history's worst degen
erate, a psychopathic patient fore.
doomed in his cradle to turn beast
in human form, the most pitiable, if
obhorrent, living example of the
curse of heredity.
This confesed killer of a core et
girls and women, butcher of their
Lodles. and seller of the flesh of some
of them in the guise of "veal steak"
or "sausage," will spend the rest of
his life-a&fter a trial that is des
tined to fill the whole world with
&huddering awe-In a hospital for the
Already famous savants, medical
faculties of great universities, and
anatomic laboratories are bidding for
his skull. A race is on to buy his
body, even while he is yet alive, so
that when he dies he may serve the
one solitary useful purpose of his
existence-bimection for the further
ance of criminology.
Details of Crimea.
The International News Service is
able today to give exclusively some
of the printable details of the blood
curdling career of "Butcher Gross
HiM criminal career dates back to
his early youth. He is now more
than sixty. Am a young man he
served fourteen years in the peni
tentiary for an attack on a seven
yea-old girl. After he came out of
prison he was watched for a while,
but then the police lost track of
him. The last they knew he was
keeping a small butcher shop.
It is not known exactly how many
girls and women fell victims to his
fiendishness, but evidence on hand
confirmns his confession of at least
twenty murders. They extend prob
ably over the last twenty years,
Had Brazen Nerve.
The almost superhuman cunning
which goes with his kind of degener
aCy, as well as unmitigated ierve, of
the brasen. bully sort, made it pos
sible for him to ply his bestial trade
in the thick of one of ' Berlin's
busiest, most populated, and yet
dark*-st districts-the area around
the Silesian railroad station.
Since his arrest, many persons have
told the police of having seen, almost
daily, this thin. shabbily-dressed sen
ile sliding along the narrow little
streets and alleys in that district.
Nearly all of them recall that each
time they saw him he (arried a
package, usually of brown wrapping
paper. He held it tightly with both
hands, almost hugging it to his
stomach. (*hildren-barefoot tene
ment tots-have come forward with
stories of this "bogey man" some
times looming out of some dark hall
way and watching them with un
canny stare as they played "ring
around a rosle" in the gutter.
Carried His Victims.
Little did those who caught such
glimpses of Karl Grossmann know
that in the packages he "hugged"
were human flesh and bones, still
warm, and that his errand usually
wCame of tWeo things-to peddle the
contents to some shady itinerant
butcher or half-starved Inhabitant of
darkest Berlin, or, if unable thus
to dispose of them, to toes them
into river or canal.
For years the murky waters of the
canal near Andreas Square and those
i slice of Auth's
[ELL it! Get that
Wonder now why
oma reaches your
eating mere mat
sts when they can
rery day!I' You'll
rcle of Cood
a iit on
rN. Auth Provision Co.
IN spite of the -inceptioll of the ca
and the revival of the coat and sk
more appropriate for autumn than
such a model is developed in black
petticoat of black lace. The standi
sleeves are features of the new mo4
effect of fulness without really beit
B EIGE twill, In an attractively dr
unusual smartness upon a mink
it. This high-collared cape, althoug
over the shoulders and reaches the
cuffs are banded in fur to match.
at the Paris openings, Is achieved I
skirt over oneohip, from which dra
hem of the skirt.
of the Engelbecken. (Angel's basin)l
have from time td time yielded frag
ments of womens' bodies. Always
every resource of the famed Krim
inal-Polizei was employed to track
down the murderer, but always in
vain. Girl after girl, woman after
woman, was reported "mysteriously
missing," supposedly a victin of
"Jack the Slaughterer," but never
was there any substantial clew to
lead to his identity.
Story of Diseovery.
Yet, the sight of that half-dark.
filth-sodden tenement room in which
the fiend was finally caught red.
handed. showed that one single, per
functory inspection of the place
would have sufficed to clinch the
gruesome case and nail the culprit;
for it was a veritable slaughter room.
Here is the story of his discovery:
Grossman hadl begp living for a
long time in a single room on the
fourth floor of the house. The room
served him as a combination kitchen.
bedroom and "parlor"-and "operat
Pleople in the same house and those
adjoining had frequently occasion ton
complain of the myisterious old man,
and the wonder to all Berlin Is that
none ever "tipped" the police. But
it is a shady quarter Q1 this metropo
ad are trampled dc
red-blooded mun a
Without strong nerves you los your
magnetism, force and courage. You
feel your own weakness and others
know that you are weak. Trifling
things annoy you-this Is a sure sign
of nerve exhaustion.
Some people are born with a very
small amount -of nervo-vital fluid, be
cause their nerve force has been
squandered by the lives lead by their
ancetor Othe s up their nve fore
when your nerve force becomes weak
heir ormal strength and ofiour an ase
result, al kia d oft talerming symtom
bark omeapsn thik ahnhe hnae kdney
njured because of the tender spots which
maye ocrthereon. The dul heavy pin
o think heis gl ito Jwae paet an
ure I. the fro t fhis head aetio
abilty heart palpitato aenda a ige tl
Dower ar cold grea tly weakenedadi
Dm Paris J
pe-coat and the three-piece tailleur,
irt suit, nothing will be smarter nor
the one-piece dress. At the left,
chiffon broadcloth with a gilet and
ng collar and the long, bel-shaped
14, while the two tunics mnagae as
aped trotteur frock, depends for its
scarf-cave designed to be worn over
a narrow in front, widens gradually
hem of the skirt in the back. The
The uneven hem-line, so ubiquitous
n this model by the drapin of the
>ery a single point falls beown the
11. and most of its ihabitants have
more to hide than to reveal, though
In many cases the "secret" is only
Made Leud Noises.
.Often, when mounting the dark
stairs to his room, Grossman half
dragged a girl or woman with him.
Never did any one' see the same one
'it was always a new fae. Soon
after they got to the room there were
usually loud, quarrelsomg words
-sometimes shoutA and screams.
It was on the night of August 21
that he fetched his latest and last vio
tim up to the slaughter room. Gross
man was obviously drunk and made
more noise than usual in going up
stairs. The door of his room had
hardly been slammed shut when piti
able moans and screams began to be
heard. Most of his fellow dwelleru
merely turned over on the other side
with a casual remark, "the old man
is at his tricks again."
But the screams grew louder and
louder, and finally some one notified
the police. When they game, the
"operation" was over and the reom
was dark. To their knocks, Gross
mann gruffly responded that It was
too late for him to open the door.
They forced It. and what they saw is
rail in Life
ith nerves of ae.L
serve force, there is enty ese thing that
is going to help you-and that is more
nerve fore.. In such casese mere .timu
lating medicines and narcotle drugs are
have is inomething to funih an Ineae
serve eells. Th. a os effectively ac
cempliehed by the free use of Nuzated
Iron. This valuable product contains the
principal chemical contiltuent of active
nearlyres'n'ie.t'hatain te bran an
nerve cells of man, It also contains
organic Iron like the iron in your bleed and
like the iron in spInach, lentils and
apple.. This form of iron will net blacken
nor injure the teeth nor upset thme stom
ach. It is an entirely different thing
from mnetallie iron which people - usually
take. Nuzated Iron may therefore be
termed both .a blood and a nerve feed
aa It feeds strength-giving Ire. to your
bleed and the prInctpal chemnloai iagre
din et actv liig nerve torme to 7eu1
ated Iron annal.Pom the remnack
ably benefletal results wimtch it has pro
duced, the manufacturers fsei s oertata
of its efficacy that they guarantee eatie
fator res4ur to ery purchaser er the,
stituten. Look for the word "Nuzatedi
KU KLUX CZAR
(continued from First Page.)
none too clean, for it is taken from
the Chattahooche river (Indian name
for "Muddy Water"), which runs a
few miles from Atlanta. It could just
as well be taken from any other river
but the Georgia river is most con
venient. Presumably the dirty water
of the river becomes purifled and
sanctified by decree from the imperial
Wizard, Professor William Joseph
Bimmons-and very costly.
Until reading the above. I doubt if
any Klansman ever suspected the
source of this "mysterious dedication
fluid" as it is spoken of in the Kloran
It I the same water that the people
of Atlanta drink and bathe in. The
Atlanta drinking water is, of course.
filtered, and presumably pure; yet it
does not bring an big a price as the
"blessed" fluid retailed in cans by
Clarke sells his "sacred" water at
$10 per quart can.
After a can in once opened it cannot
be used for a second ceremony, the
theory being that the magic has been
taken into the souls of candidates for
Klanamen. So you are forced to buy
another can when you hold A second
Imagine the financial profit derived
by Clarke from this coannea river
In the initiation of the 700,000 mem
bers of the Klan. most of whom were
taken in In the last year, there must
have been at least 350.000 coremonies.
at each of which a new can, at $10.
had to be opened.
That's $3,600.000 right there, and
the $10 price is f. o. b. 4tlanta, the
purchasers paying the freight or ex
press charges. The can must nqt, In
deed cannot, be used a second 'timae.
because it In sealed and must be open
ed with a can opener.
I wonder if it has ever occurred to
Clarke that he might go Into the mar
ket with "sacred" can openers. He
doesn't mise many opportunities. For
example, when the thought of going
In for horse breeding, to supply Klanx
men with horses to fill the horse robes
they are forced to buy, he actually
told me he intended manufacturing
curry combs and all other horse ac
cessories. But I am digressing from
the "sacred" water.
Clarke's "canned spirits," In one
quart cans, are put up In Clarke's
cannery in Atlanta. The imperial
factory in about eighteen miles from
the river and the water in piped to
the cannery. The imperial cannery
might have been built near the river.
but for reasons of shipping con
venience, the railroad yards being In
Atlanta proper, the water is cannd
No initiation earemony can tSke
piace without this very impertant
"sacred" water. The ceremony Is
known as the dedication section. ad
follows immediately after the terri
ble oath and the ncking of the sign
of the fiery cross with the blood
from the arm of the candidate.
The ceremony, as described in the
Kloran an pages 40 and 41. Is as
The Exalted Cyo , addressing
the candidates. says:
"Birs, have each of you assumed
without mental reservation your oath
of allegiane to the Invisible 1m.
'Mortal man cannot assume a
more binding oath; character and
courage alone will enable you to
keep it. Always remember that to
keep this oath means to you honor,
happiness and life; but to violate It
mens disgrace, dishonor and death.
May honor. happiness and lif be
He then heds up the vessel frn
the Sacred Altar containing the dedi
cation fluid (Clarke's "canned spir
Its"). addressing the eandlate. as
"With this transparent, lf-giving,
powerful, God-given fleu, more pre
cious and far mere significant than all
the sacred oils of the acints, I set
each ot yeu apart from the men et
your daily association to the great and
honorable ta* yeu have voluntarily
allotted yourselves as citisens of the
Invisible Entpire. Kfights of the Ku
mm Is Sung.
"As a Kiansman may your chorac.
ter be as transparent, your life pur
pose as powerful, your motive In all
things as mnagnanimous and as pure,
and your klanishness as real and as
faithful as the manifold drops herein,
and you a vital being as useful to hu
inanity as is pure water to mankind.
"You will kneel on your right knee."
Here the following stana Is sung in
a low, soft but distinct tone by a quar
tet to the tune of "Just As I Amn With
out One Plea":
"Te Thee. eh, Gee, I call to The.
True tedni eth. eb. hel ame to1
Oh. give mn e e that I sot ta1.
The Exalte Cyclops then continues:
"lire: Neath the uplifted 'iery cress
which by Its holy light looks down
upon you to bless with Its sacred tadiI,
tions of the past--I dedicate yod in
mind, in spirit and in life, to the holy
service et our country, our lan, cur
homes, each other and humanity."
He then advances with Clarker.
"canned spirits," which have been
poured into a special container also
sold by Clarke, to each canetidate, re
peating the following operation:
Pouring a few drops of the dedica
tion fluid on each candidate'. back he
says. "In body," then a few drops on
his head, saying "In minQ," then
placing a few dropps in his own hand
and tossing ft ugnard into the air,
saying "In spirit.' Then -moving his
hand In a horisontal circular motion
around the candidate's head he eon
cludes with "And in life."
Everyone then kneels except then
officers officiating at the Scored
Altar. The Exalted Cycossteps te
the rear and left of the Koludd
(Chaplain), the Night Hawk (In charge
of andatmes) remaining in his peel,
ties, the Xoludd advanes and standa
close to the Sacred Altar en thn
side towmid Se station of the Dx
alted Cyclops. The IKoludd then e
mands, "Let us praay" and repeata
the dedicatory prayer:
"God of all, author of mU go
Thou who didst create man cai
I purposme ha..a .sg.s em a m.
Congressman Who Will
Into Ku Klux
CONG. PETER F. TAGUE,
Of MAs=echusette. a member of
the Ways and Means Committee
and one of the number of Con
greosmien who will dema~nd an Un
mediate Inquiry Into the activit es
of the Ku Klux Klan when the
inct place and perform a specific
work in the economy of Thy good
government. Thou hast revealed Thy
self and Thy purpose to man, and by
this revelation we have learned our
place and our work. Therefore, we
have solemnly dedicated ourselves
as Klansmen to that sublime work
harmonic with Thy will and purpose
in our creation.
The Exalted Cyclops then steps to
the altar. instructs the candidates to
arise and says:
"Sirs, you are no longer strangers
or aliens among us, but are citisens
with us: and with confidence In your
character that you have not sworn
falsely or deceitfully in the assump
tion of your oath, I, on behalf of
3pr Emperor and all Klansmen, wl.
come you to citisenship In the Em
pire of Chivalry. Honor, Industry
"By authority Invested in me by
our Emperor. I now declare and
proclaim each of you a citisen of the
Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku
Klux Klan. and invest you with the
litle of Klansman. the most honor
ible title among men."
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lathers, which is given ho
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C. F. Keeney and Fred Mooney,
of Miners' Union, Looked
Up at Williamson.
By MILDRED MORRIS,
Interastiseal News Service.
WILLIAMSON. W. Va.. Sep 9.
C. r. Keeney and Fred tMoney.
president and secretary. renpectivly.
ot District No. IL United Mine
Workers of Anitrica, were landed in
Jail hero early today. They are in
dicted for the murder of two men
during the battle of TuC Lyer, near
Ke~eneyt and Mooney disappeared
from Charleston during the height of
the recent miners' trouble in Logan
county. All attempts to apprehend
themn since have failed.
Both men stated to the Interna
tional News Service that they had
been in Ohio. but they did not reveal
in what part, of that State they had
President Keeney and Secretary
Mooney surrendered to Governor E.
F. Morgan at Charleston yesterday.
Wi Offer BalL
H. W. Houston, counsel for the
two men will go into court here to.
day and otter ball for their release.
In the event Keeney and Mooney
are released, they will immediately
be taken to Logan county,, whereI
they were Indicted last week for a.
leged participation in the disturb
ances in that county recently.
If they are not released #)n ball
they will be held In the MIngo couny
jail here and will be tried with other
officers of the United Mine Workers.
The trial Is net down for Octotier S.
Senators Told Miner
Was Slain in Prison
For Refusal to Fight
By H. I. REYNOLDS,
fr Internatemal New@ Servi-e.
WILLIAMSON. W. Va.. Sept. 19.
Stories of alleged brutality-and even
murder-by State efficias and mine
guards of Logan county, the seat of
the recent industrial war, were placed
today before the Senate committee
which i probing underlying causes of
strife in the West Vinla coal fields.
Sworn statements by two men who
were looking for work in Logan county
that a najn on August 14 was "shot
down In cold blood in the corridor of
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the jail at Iogan because he refnaed
to take his place in the line of deputs
sheriffs" to inel the advance of the
miners' army were today placed be
fore the committee.
The affidavits. Signed by Colmug
Stanfield and Floyd D. Griggs, wer
put in the hands of Senator Kenyeo,
chairman of the investigating commit.
tre. by Harold F. Houston, attorney
for the United Mine Workers oi
Testify to Brntality.
'"I witnessed two deputy sherifb
bringing prisoners over to the jail,"
said Stanfield's affidavit. "They were
beating and kicking one man, a union
bricklayer from Huntington, W. V.
He was kept in jail anl day. O re
fuing to fight he was taken from his
celt into the corridor and shot down in
cold blood. Two deputies then took
him by the feet and dragged him from
Griggs alleged that after his ewe
arrest he wax escorted by three deputy
sheriffs before Sheriff Ibn Chafin in
the courthouse, that Chafin pinned a
white band around Griggs' left arm,
escorted him to a room filled with
rifles and ammunition and told him to
select a Winchester rifle and "go to
the front and fight."
Griggs said that when he informed
the sheriff he had carried a rifle fot
eighteen months in the Fifth regi..
ment. United States marines, and that
ho did not propose to go and fight as
directed. Sheriff Chafin "drawed a .45
caliber revolver and, putting the
muzzle in my face, told me I Would
either fight or die."
Griggs and Stanfield maid they were
finally released from the Igan jail
at midnight, September 2. and given
fifteen minutes to leave town.
Church Mortgage Burned.
HAGERSTOWN, Md., Sept. 1.
The mortgage which has been carried
by th% United Brethren Church,
Adamsport. was burned yesterday at
a special service.
Pricsa realized on fwift & Co. sales of
carcass boeetoI Washington. D. C.. for
week ending a4turda. September 17. 1931.
on shpments mold out. ranged frem 10
cents to is cents per pound and avemom
13.26 cerits per pound-Adv.
Hupmobile owners ar In
universal accord that they
have the best car of its class
in the world.
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