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Where Mrs. Luetgert Was Seen:
North Avenue Saloon, Chicago
On Sept. 24, 1897, the Chicago Record reported:
Arthur Mundwiller's saloon, 1033 West North avenue, was visited by a mysterious woman yesterday at 4:30 o'clock, who, the saloonkeeper claims, resembled Mrs. Louisa Luetgert. The woman, he says, acted strangely and was hatless. She seemed to be tired from traveling and her dress and shoes were covered with dust. She said she had been walking and just come in to take a rest. She spoke in broken English.
The saloonkeeper asked the woman what her name was and where she came from, and the stranger replied that it was none of his business. "They tried to murder me by giving me poison and throwing me into a vat several times," the woman is reported to have said. She also told the saloonkeeper that she gained admittance to the Luetgert factory yesterday. When the woman, who is supposed to be insane, left she threw a small gold-plated locket on the pool-table and told Mundwiller to keep the jewelry for luck. Luetgert, when shown the jewelry last night, said it had not belonged to his wife.
The woman's identity is unknown, as is also her whereabouts after she left the saloon.
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