Mrs Henry vP

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Mrs Henry vP - MKS. VOX PHCL'S A11KEST. The Mad Woman Told Her...
MKS. VOX PHCL'S A11KEST. The Mad Woman Told Her Neighbors and They Told the Detectives. . The arrest of Mrs. Henry Von Pbul. the Insane woman, for the theft of Mr. Soooler's diamonds has brought up a very unpleasant discussion between the police authoritlee and Mr. C. C Cain, a local private deteot-lve. deteot-lve. deteot-lve. Yesterday Mr. Cain was asked for a statement on the subject, and after a areat deal of reluctance was Induced to tell hi t'ry. He said that last Tuesday niirht about ll:3ti o'clock two gentlemen called at his bouse and said that they bad very Important Important news relative to the fccooler robuery. They said that tbey boarded at the corner of Camp and Julia streets, in the same house with Mrs. VonPhul; tuat the woman walked tbe floor continually, sayinc in a very loud voice that she would be arrested for robbing Mr. Scooler. She would add very often that she had been to Mm. Whitney's Whitney's to see her old servant, an old negro hn I. nmnlnved at Mr a. Whitney's and was formerly owned by Mrs. Von Paul. She would rave over ber love for rows and ntter the word alainonda In almost every sentence. She kept this up for auch a long time tbat tbe two meu became convinced tbat site was the woman wanted. Mr. Cain said that they wanted him to go and arrest the woman, but as be bad sickness sickness In tbe house be made an engagement with the two men- men- for o'clock the next wornlDK. At the appointed hoar Wednesday morning morning Mr. Cain went to tbe bouse and learned that Mrs. Von Phul had taken tho morning train of tbe Mississippi Valley Road for Baton Bouge. At that time the train bad already started, so Mr. Cain said be did not go to the depot on mat account. ne tueu went to Mf. Eoooler's store, where be told Mr. Isidore fcoaoler ail tho facte. Mr.Scooler said he would wait for Chief Oaster. but Cain advised him to go to the headquarters of the police. lam said mat ne ioudu is rerj mtumr that he bad gone to the house at 8 o'clocK and found Mrs. Von Ptiul had eonn to the depot, and tne city detectives visited the house at 10 o clock ana Aire, v on rsiu uau not got out of bed. Mr. Cain said that he had not intended to say anything about tbe case, as be was not employed to do so, but thought It was bis duty to lay the ' matter before the ohlel. which be did, through Mr. scooter. Mr. Cain did not sen in to tbink there was any credit due anyone for the arre.'t of the poor woman who so successfully battled tbe efforts of the detectives for nearly a week, and who "gave herself away" through the violence of her own tortured feelings. ' He said further that he could produce the two meu who spoke to him, aud Mr. tioooler, who would testify as to tbe facts. Ohief Gaster. when asked about the above statement, said tbat be bad nothing to say. He did say, however, tbat there was no doubt tbat Mr. Caiu was tn receipt of some knowledge, but he never gave that knowledge knowledge to the police before the woman had been koowntor days aud located for several hours.

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 09 Jan 1892, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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