"I don't think there's any doubt about the cause of death," he replied, "we saw the body ourselves..."
"Quite so," replied the other, "but there is something interesting about this report all the, same. They were able to extract the bullet!"
"Oh," said the Chief, "that ought to tell us something!"
"It does," answered the official. "We've submitted it to our small arms expert, and he pronounces it to be a bullet fired by an automatic pistol of unusually large calibre."
"You were right there," he said.
"And," the official went on, "our man says, further, that, as far as he knows, there is only one type of automatic pistol that fires a bullet as big as this one!"
"And that is?" asked the Chief.
"An improved pattern of the German Mauser pistol," was the other's startling reply.