Bloomington (IN) Evening World
June 1, 1910
page 4

A Bedford dispatch says: Coroner Voyles is investigating the death of Mrs. Clara Splitgerber, age 55, wife of August Splitgerber, who died of pneumonia yesterday. The woman became ill after taking some medicine ten days ago, and it is believed she mistook morphine for quinine and that this brought on the disease that caused her death.

Bloomington (IN) Evening World
June 2, 1910
page 1

NOTE: The item below was abbreviated from the original as noted by the ellipsis.


"Because of the insinuations and veiled charges that have been made in regard to the death of Mrs. August Splitgerber, Prosecutor John Underwood, when he returned home Tuesday at noon from Washington County and looked over the evidence in the coroner's inquest, decided that the investigation had not been sufficiently thorough and complete and requested the coroner to continue it today, says the Bedford Democrat. With the prosecuting attorney present in person, the investigation today has been most thorough, the prosecutor feeling that not only his duty as a prosecutor but in justice to all parties concerned, the investigation should be as thorough as possible.

Until the coroner completes and files his report, it cannot be positively known what the investigation has developed, but it was stated at noon today that so far there had been nothing very startling or sensational and nothing on which to base a criminal charge as a result of Mrs. Splitgerber's death.

...In connection with the report of the autopsy, as published yesterday, it may be stated that the condition of the lungs indicated that death was due to pneumonia.

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