Joseph Gracia

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Volume XVI. SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1915. Number 105, am m HK Doctor Slain While With Girl; Wijejtetej PROVIDENCE, R. I., September 2. Mrs. Elizabeth Mohr was arrested today in connection with the mysterious lulling of her husband, Dr. C. Franklin Molir, and the wounding of his ollice assistant, Miss Kniily Burger, and George liealis, Mohr's 'chauffeur. Victor Urown and Henry Spell-man, negroes, today confessed to the police that they received $rtMM to slay Dr. Mohr. They shot from ambusli, while Mohr was autoing with the girl. The wile recently sued for a separation. She denies any complicity in the murder of her husband. Conference On Harry K. Thaw. WAR EVENTS OF ONE YEAR AGO TODAY. Amiens and the Sonune Valley lost by the Allies. Three million Frenchmen now said to be under arms to defend Paris. -New intreuchmenls being built. St. Petersburg announces that j the Austrhuis have lost 100,000 men in Galicia and Russian Po- j land. All the defences about Lemberg have been taken, it is declared and the city occupied. The way is said to be open to ! lterlin and Vienna. v "' t3 4 . "t, V " S s 4. "'I ,i, ...a f,.yv.:v;- . ,j. -wv vt, -J. ,u v , ,;.V'. , - W .; , Iff Set His Money ij Trickery But ade to Disgorge Shades of Louis Dodero! Our late money-lender who actually gave away over $7000 to a trio of bunco artists, would turn in his grave if he could but know the past three weeks' experiences of Joseph G facia, the street department employe, with the band of gypsies who have been "operating" here during that time. Gracia, who Is a street sweeper and a man about sixty-five years of age, in the past three weeks has given up $224.25 to one of the slick Nomads, and it was only through the quick work yesterday of Mayor Howe, Chief of Police Hannah and District Atlor-noy Smith that Mr. Gracia was returned his money, with the exception of ? 4.25. This small amount was left with "the dainty lady of the oily tongue" as payment in full for her services in the "cure' of poor Gracia who today is probably closer to the pearly gates than lie has ever been, before. As a result of the bunco spelts thrown about Gracia by the fake Gypsy doctress, the man made an attempt to kill one of his best friends, Joseph Frits!, a fellow street sweeper, worried himself nearly to death, guve away all of his savings, and finally went temporarily Insane and attempted to end his own life. Dr. II. K. Piper was called to the homo on Columbia street yesterday afternoon and gave the man sedatives. Gracia yesterday tried to slab himself (Continued on page four.)

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  1. Santa Cruz Evening News,
  2. 02 Sep 1915, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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