gunness skull

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gunness skull - PEDDLER ASKS POLICE 10 RETURN SKULL LAIORTE....
PEDDLER ASKS POLICE 10 RETURN SKULL LAIORTE. IndH May 7 Charles F Bus sell a patriarchal fanner peddler and a familiar figure around the coun tryslde where for a quarter of a cen tury he has sold notions to farmers wives, drove Into Laporte to day Kusseii s destination was the police station, where he expected to see an ancient skull found In the ruins of a shack where Jennie L. Smith negresg fortune teller and sssoclate of Belle Gunness proprietor of the notoflous murder farm. made her home until she burned to death In her hovel Find Skwll In Rums Men emplo ed by the state Are arshal had found the skull Inqulsl re reporters es - ced on bv Aaalatant States Attorney Word en decided the skull would prove the key to the Belle Gunness case The old man got down and stalked In Hide cslllnr for Chief nf Pollr Wll Ham Anstls 'Say chief Russell began 1 want my skull You want your whnt? a net la asked My akull Ruaselt answered f heard tell It was taken out of Mgger Llss place "Those blamed reporters have tsken It to Chicago to have some wise head doctors look It over They think they re on some new rlewa in tha Gunness case Loaned te Negroes "It belongs to me Russell said I gdt it In a trade fifteen years ago ta an Indians akull V niumh forgot Who had It flrat But T crnt u straight enough The wench heard I It She was a voodoo I at, t reckon She used to make paaaes over it to make things happen I asked her to give it back Jeveral times but she never did Well you II have to wait until the reporters bring It back the chief told Russell Skulls orent found every day and thev want ta mak an other yarn Thats what those chaps up in Chicago pay1 them for

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 08 May 1916, Mon,
  3. Page 9

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