There is no standing reward for the capture of murderers and no incentive for ferreting out suspicious cases.No man feels like devoting a day and perhaps many days of his time for the small amount of glory which will be thereby reaped.Complete mystery surrounds the finding of a trail of blood and a tuft of woman's hair dam public are unable to determine whether the suspicious circumstances are the result of a tragedy performed there late Thursday night or whether it is a practical joke or perhaps some ordinary circumstance which will later be explained.The rumor of a woman being murdered and her head found along the bank of the lake came to Pottsville late yesterday afternoon and Chief of Police Davies with Officers Graeff and Spencer drove to the Run where they made an investigation.
Henry Reichert made the discovery and William Falls who is acting as watchman at a number of boathouses at the Run, states that he heard a carriage pass along the road about midnight Thursday.
The murder theory is discounted by the fact that the hair found had the appearance of having been combed from the head and rolled into a ball.
The water at the point where the supposed body was thrown is not more then three feet in depth for a distance of 30 feet from the shore.
Blood was found on the dead leaves and pine needles.
A tuft of long hair, auburn in color, was found lying at the same spot.The Third Brigade Band dispensed sweet music yesterday afternoon at the Nellie Bly boat house, while the Tumbling Run navy disported itself over the smooth surface of the dam.