The Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, April 28, 1916 Page: 3 of 6
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Mnry Page actress fa accuaed.ot the
piunlcr of James Pollock and la defended
by her lover Philip LnnRdon. Pollock
was Intoxicated. At Mary's trial aho Ad-
mits she had tho revolver. Her maid
testifies that Mary threatened Pollock
with It previously and Mary's leading
man Implicates Lansdon. How Mary dis-
appeared from the scene of the crime Is a
mystery. Brandon tells of n strange hand
print ho saw on Mary's shoulder. .Further
evidence shows that horror of drlfrtr-pro-diicea
temporary Insanity In Mary. The
defense Is "repressed psychosis." "Wit-
nesses described MAry'a flight from her In-
toxicated father and her father's suicide.
1ANGD0N opening the door of the
witness-room glanced In. A
sharp llttlo frown of anxiety
etched two flue vertical lines
.I'otwecu his eyes; hut nt night of the
J'Uly clad woman talking to the
u smllo of relief replaced tho
rnpntQ cnmo forward eagerly.
. goodness you were nble to
and p- . ll0 6nld tnks ucr and ln
"lf? t ills. "It means so much to us
40 liuve you; but J didn't like to Insist
or cull tha lnw to my aid. flow Is the
"Oh the patient Is doing splendidly
thanks" sho answered with a Btnllc
Tha patient Is doing splendidly."
"hut I Bhoutd hn
ume anyway duty
or no duty. How
is Mbs Tage bear
Pu. L 'Am
"Very bravely all things considered"
said Langdon; but now lib touowas
grave with n hint of wlstfulnessT
Another day of tho trlol was begun.
As on tho day before so fraught Avith
terrible revelations it wos Mrs. Page
who was tho first wltuebs
"I have only a few questions airs.
Tage" said Langdon gently. "Ilow
long after your husband's death was
It that you learned the whereabouts of
"It may have been an hour or per-
haps less. A letter camo from Philip
-and sald.Pon't worry. Mary is safe
" 'In Xr .riintlann'n home. For obviOUS
-' reclons I advise you not to come here
' mi ihrm Will then explain all.' 1
' - wentk'jl got my hat and cloak to go '
'".. -.. i.... t... n.ilwl.- itmt'A nn In
IU Ucr JUl jaiuvn tui.v.. w.-.w -.- ...
'"his BUtomohilo lust as I was going
down the path to tho gate. lie said he
hated to disturb me at sucu a ume
but that I must remember that Mary
was his flancee und he was getting
tired of Mr. Langdon'a attitude. I am
ibe one who should have taken care of
her last night' he said 'and I demand
that you Immediately stop Langdon'a
Interference.' I told bint that my poor
child had suffered enough; that I would
not In any way interfere in the future.
In fact I I blamed him for the awful
tragedy of tho night before. It seemed
to me that but for him my daughter
would be safe and well and my hus-
band living and I told him so. lie
said that if I would not deal with
Langdon. he would.'and that Jie jvould
expect Mary to keep her word to him.
Then he left. Av the gate he met a
bov coming in with a note and after
some talk he gave the boy somo mon-
' ey and took the note himself. He tore
iropen and read it; then crumpling It
in his hand as if angry be flung it
aside and got into his motor. As soon
as he was out of sight I ran out and
picked up the note. It it was ad-
dressed to .me and it said: I am tak-
iug Mary to Dr. Foster's sanatorium
outside the city. She bears up bravely
under the news of her father's death.
Will call later. Philip.' The next I re-
member is lytag on the bel In my own
room aud hearing our doctor say 'It's
all too much for ber I wish to God
she bad some relatives or someone to
"That b all. Mrs- Page unless the
Btate has some questions to ask." lib
voice rose Interrogatively but the
prosecutor shook hb head.
The Strange Case of
The Great McClure Mystery Story WeU. h
JOHN T. M'INTYRE
KSb rw-: c '
one e the Esanay MonfJLfJ
"Dr. AngUB Fostcrf
Only tho fear of tho dire threat of
the Judge to "clear tho room If hero
was any disturbance" held tho specla-
tors silent nt the sound of that name
for Dr. Foster had played his role In
many another courtroom while his
fame was a byword nil over tho world.
Kings of Wall Bttvet owed their grip
upon affairs to his care when mental
breakdowns seemed inevitable.
lie was not n tall man bnt the dig
nlty of his carriage and the way bo
held his shoulders lent him an appear-
ance of great height as ho took hb
plncc In the witness-box and held up
his right hand to tako the onth.
"Dr. Foster you specialize in disease
of tho brain do you not?'
"I do. In both mental and nervous
"Have you a sanatorium just outsldo
"Have you ever seen tbo defendant
"I have seen Miss Pago on several
occasions. Tho first tlmo was when 1
saw Mr. Langdon whom I bad known
l for somo years drive up with n girl
beside him in the motor. Sho seemed
to be asleep or only partially conscious.
She opened her eyes ns I camo up and
' got unsteadily to her feet nud then I
noticed that her heavy veil hid the fact
that her faco was livid from some great
suffering. After we had given her into
the charge of Nurse Walton I took
air. iuuguun into my omce wucro uc
told me briefly of Miss Page's attack
of madness nndlhe Incidents that had
led up to it. "While Mr. Langdon was
still talking I saw an automobllo drive
furiously up to my gate and n man leap
out. My exclamation drew Langdon to
tho window and lie cried sharply 'My
GodJ that's James Pollockl'"
''Did you already know who ho was?"
"Yes I had heard of him from vari-
ous men v'ho had been my patients
and Mr. Langdon had already told me
that Sir. Pollock was engaged to Miss
Page and also something of how that
engagement had been brought about" '
"Was Mr Pollock brought to your
"No. I went out into tho hall to
meet him and took him into tho gen-
eral reception-room. I told hlra Mt'is
Pago's condition necessitated absolute
rest for nt least twenty-four hours. ETo
became Insulting nnd ubuslvo and ac-
cused mo of keeping Miss Pngo a pris-
oner ho I decided tho best thing to do
was to let the young lady herself de-
cide whether or not she wanted to sco
"Did you go nt onco to Miss rage?"
"No I loft Mr Pollock In tho reception-room
nud returned to my oiUee
whero I apprised Mr. Langdon of the
f situation. Together wo went to the
room assigned to Mbs Page. Sho was
in bed and seemed comfortablo nnd
calm. While MvnS talking to her how-
over fliidlug out u llttlo of her nervous
condition. Mr. Langdou who bad been
sitting near tho door gavo n sharp ex-
clamation nnd darted out Into the halt
Miss Wallon tho nurse went to tho
door after him but before sho reached
it we could all hear the sounds of a
Joud altercation. When I reached the
scene myself I found Mr. Lnugdon
barring tho way and Mr. Pollock at-
tempting to forco himself past to get
to Miss Page's room. He declared It
to ho his right to bo wlttj her and said
that Mr. Langdon was on interloper.
n kidnapper and a great many other
"Did you lnterfero?"
MI did. It took me some time to
quiet Mr Pollock but he returned to
the reception-room eventually and Mr.
Langdon and I hurried baca to Miss
Pago who wa very much excited and
was crying out that she did npt want
to see 'James' or anyono except her
mother and Mr Langdon. She quiet-
ed down when we came In especially
after she had been reassured that no
one would disturb her."
"Did you give any orders to that ef-
fect" "I did I told Mbs Walton to sit
where sho could watch the door and
that if James Pollock made any at-
tempt to come down the hall sho was
at once to ring for help and bir him
"Did Mbs Walton seem to consider
the order unusual T '
"Well not exactly that She seemed
agitated and upset by the name but
evaded my question as to wnemer sne
knew him. nowever as I bad always
found ber trustworthy and a splendid
nurse I paid but little attention to ber i
"You say you paid but llttlo atten-'
tion to her excitement Did you have
any inkling as to what might nave
caused that agitation?"
"Not at the time but later when Mb
Walton told me what bad happened
"May it please the court" Interrupt-
ed the Prosecutor leaping to hb feet
"Dr. Faster b retailing hearsay and I
object to the question of my learned
colleague." There was a tinge of sat-
bfactJon in bis voice at being abito
Author ofT0 am
.- j the Ashton
by McCtura Publication
Interrupt the famous alienist who was
raid to know ns much of lnw ns of
medlclhe nnd tho doctor flushed with
annoyance. Hut Lntigdon showed no
dlscomflturc; there was in fact n nrallfc
of satisfaction" curling the corners of
his lips ns the Judge leaned forward
and said slowly:
"Strike out tho question beginning
You say you paid but little attention
to her excitement' and Its answer.
Continue Mr. Langdon."
"That Is all Dr. Foster" said Lang-
don promptly and the District Attor-
ney had ortly one question:
"When Mnry Page was brought to
your sanatorium was she not perfectly
"Temporarily so but her nervous
condition was such tlmt extreme ien-
tal suffering was very evident We
doctors hnVo many definitions of that
word 'sane' sir."
"That Is nil." And as the doctor
stepped down from the witness-box
with n covert smile the name of the
next witness was called by the bailiff.
This was a new player In the vast
drama whose every act was seemingly
a fresh tragedy and the reporters
whispered the namo among themselves
as they bcut over their copy striving
to placo her among tho scores' who had
been drawn into the net flung by tho
police nnd Langdon after tho strange
murder of James Pollock. Her namo
slipped from lip to Up through tbo
spectators as well and more than one
man ln the back of tho room stood up
to stare when the tall brisk woman
camo confidently from the witness-
room nnd took her placo on tbo stand.
t'Mlss Gertrude Wnltonl"
Sho gavo her nnmo with gravity her 1
age with a smile nnd her occupation
with pride as "trained nurse."
"Miss Walton" snld Langdon "you
specialize in nervous coses do you
"now long have you been doing that
sort of nursing?"
"For twclvo years. I began it by
by nursing my sister through n terri-
ble illness when sho seemed likely to
lose her roason. f have never forgot-
ten her suffering nnd I havo special-
ized in nervous cases Over since."
"Are you attached to tho staff at Dr.
"You havo been there a good many
years havo you not?"
"When was tho first tlmo that yon
saw tho defendant Mary Page?"
"On the morning when sho was
brought to tho sanatorium for treat-
ment" "Miss Walton did you know James
For tho first tlmo her quiet confi-
dence forsook her and a red spot crept
"Mr.. Pollock asked m If I waa MIh
into each cheek and there
visible hesitation before she answered
MJ bad uever MET Mr poiwgt gt I
hart j a great dettl aD0Ut Ue nis
bi3 uame was very famliiar to me..
.rhea tbe flr8t time you Baw nmi
was when he ctfme to the sanatorium -
asking for Mbs Page?" ' made more than one Juryman move
Again there was a hesitation befow gtlessTy and brought a whbper of
tbe. answer: I 8ympatby from the spectators.
"Yes." j rbe court clerk monotonously read
WM y6a tell ibe court please what tLe perfected evidence and then Lang-
happened after Dr. Foster ordered yo ion after a moment's thought said:
to keep James Pollock out of the room "Mba Walton when your pbn mis-
of your new patient Mbs Page?" carried and Mr. Pollock succeeded In
"I-I felt that I ought to know what carrying off Mbs Page what did yon
be looked like that I might make no Aoy
mbtake. so I weut down the ball to- MJ nQ taek t0 the n03plul Termmta
wards the reception-room. As I reach- WBere Dr Foater waa 8tandlBgi hATlng
ed tbe door however it was 0Plwa drawn out by th sonadof sliot.
and Mr. Pollock stepped out. At sight
of me he paused then asked mo If 1
wos Miss Page's nurse. I said I TrM
and when we were in tho reception
j room Mr. Pollock told me that he tras
the flanceo of Miss Cage and that Mr.
I Langdon was taking advantage of Miss
Page's nervous condition to influence
her against him. Ho told mo that
I that ho would make it -well worth my
' while to help him removo her t6 an-
I other sanatorium which had been se-
I lectcd by her mother nnd pointed out
tho fact that Mrs. Page had not eomo
with her daughter as indicating her
dissatisfaction with Dr. Foster's hos-
pital." "Did you agree to help him?"
A hot flush dyed her cheeks and her
fingers nervously fumbled her gloves
as she nnswered softly:
"What Instructions dldlio give you?" I
"He ho told me to glvo Miss Pago a
sleeping draught that night nnd said
that when tho hospital was quiet nt
Olcvon he would havo hb automobile
outsldo and If I would let him In he
would carry Mtas Page to it and take
her to tho other sanatorium. He nlso
asked mo if I would tako tho case as a
prlvato nurse and when I said yes he'
wroto the bamo down on n piece of
paper for me." I
Do you mean" Interrupted tho
Judge "that you were ready to throw
up your position with Dr. Foster and .
allow one of his patients to be stolen
from bis sanatorium without lnvesti-
gating the truth or the mans state-
ments?" "You mean about Mr. Langdon?" she
stammered.. "Oh I I knew that was
not true. I I agreed becauso of of a
certain plan I had ln mind. 'Then ho
led mo to expect that ho would pay I
mo well and left."
"Miss Walton do you recall tho namo
of the sanatorium to which Mr. Pol-
lock wbhed to tako Miss Page?"
"Yes. It was Professor Zcllnr'a sana-
torium nt Ortonvillo." I
"Did you carry out your planu for:
"No. Tho plan I bad formed mil-
carried because of the watchfulness of
Mr. Langdon who unwittingly hinder-
"I gave Miss Pago a sleeping-draught
at ten o'clock and then put on my
own hat nnd laid my cloak ready. At
eleven I went down to the reception-
room and unlocked ono of tho French
windows which was almost Immedi-
ately opened by Mr. Pollock. Ho fol-
lowed mo back to tho bedroom and
picking up Miss Page whom I had
carefully wrapped in blnnkcts ho car-
ried her out to hb automobllo. As soon
as he was on the veranda I closed tho
window nud started to run to tho front
of tho bouse but I was stopped by
Mr. Langdon who was spending tho
night nt tho sanatorium and had al-
ready discovered Mbs Pago's absence
lie ho caught mo by tho arm and de-
manded to know where she was. I
tried to - away because becauso
moments were precious Just then but
ho wouldn't lctgo and finally I told
him that Mr. Pollock had Just carried
Mbs Page oft. At that he rushed out
of tho houso and down tho drive nnd
sprang onto tho running board of Mr.
Pollock's motor which was Just start-
ing up. Mr. Pollock struck nt him but
ho hung ou nnd kept on fighting till
the motor swung around tho curve nud
into tho main road and thei- the forco
Of tho turn flung Mr. LahgdJn off. By
that time the detectives wcro In the
road and fired after tho car but It
"Detectives I What detectives?" Lang-
don's question snapped llko a whip
"Why why" she stammered con-
fused by tbe sudden interruption. "Tho
ones I sent for. I wanted Mr. Pollock
caught in the act of kidnapping Mbs
Page but Mr. Langdon held me back
too long nnd prevented my giving the
signal agreed upon."
A wave of sound that waa tho com-
posite exclamation of those in tbo room
swept like a breath of wind through
the court and faded to silence and
"You had a Bpecbl reason for want
Ing David Pollock caught by the po-
lice had you not Mbs Walton?"
"Ycsl" she cried and ber voice took
on a sudden fierce note of Buffering and
anger. "I wanted him punbhed and I
thanked God for the chance that had
been put into my hands!"
"Because be ruined my little abter
and left ber to die of shame and heart-
break!" "Your nonor!" It was the prosecu-
tor's voice. "I object to that question
and answer. It defames the character
of a dead man and lias no bearing
upon this case. What b more. It can-
not be proved!"
"You are perfectly right" said the
Judge sternly- "Let the evidence of
the witness be stricken out from the
words "signal agreed upon'"
Langdon bowed hb bead submissive-
ly bnt there was a gleam of triumph
In hb eyes for be knew that though
I the words might Jbe stricken outtf the
I record they could not so easily be
bad beard them.
Tbey bad in fact bid bare another
tragedy and the words of Miss Walton .
earlier In the day "I began by nursing
my sbter through a terrible Illness
when she seemed likely to lose her rea-j
ROn .. inM nolraant meujlnir. that
and told him as quickly as I could
what had happened and whero they
had taken Miss rage."
"Did he mnko any comment upon tho
address you gavo him?'
"Yes. Ho gave a sharp exclamation
when I banded It to him and said
'Great heavens! 1'vo beard of that
place and what I've heard was any-
thing but good. At that ono of tho de-
tectives took it nnd when he had read
it he whistled and Raid "Zellar'sl My
God we'd better follow prtetty quick
if you want to re.scno tho girl. We've
had our cyo on that Joint for Borne
time. At that Dr. Foster said 'Wo
will follow quickly for my car can bo
hero ln a minute.' " i
"Will yon tell tho court please ex-
actly what happened when you reached
"Dr. Foster stopped dhe automobile
t somo distance down tho road nnd
put out the lights. Then we all flip
ped Into tho grounds ns quietly ns pos-
sible nnd the four men hid In the bnh
"I'll get her out of ho re If I hava to
cs wbllo I went boldly up to tho door
nud rang tho bell. I naked to sco
cither Dr. Zcllnr or Mr. Pollock nnd
was taken Into uu oulco where both
men wcro sitting. Mr. Pollock seemed
relieved to sco me ns ho said Mbs
Pago was very much excited nnd had
been sobbing and screaming but ho
was obviously suspicious of me. I I
told him" however that I had bad n
fierce bnttlo with Lnugdon to hold him
back from pursuing them nud thnt It
was ho who had fired the shots: ho nt
last-he seemed convinced nnd took mo
up to Miss Pngo's room. Sho was hys-
terical and feverish and clung to mo
desiHrntcly. She was sitting on tho
edgo of her bed. In n narrow room
whoso windows wero hcnvlly bnrrpd
while tbe door had not only n lock but
two bolta us wclL"
"Wns bs Page locked in when you
got to her room?"
"Yes nnd Mr. Pollock would havo
locked us both in had It not been that
I protested saying that If Mbs Pago
grew violent In tho night I must bo
freo to get out nnd call for help: Cut
even though ho left tho door unlocked
ho lingered Just outsldo for a longtime
nnd I wns unnblo cither to sootho Mbs
Pngo or give tho signal for fear of
nrouslng lib auspicious. At last I hennl
him go downstairs and I told Mbs
wero outside aud when sho had'tumk
bnck crying with relief I carried the
lamp to tho window and gavo tbo sig-
nal. Then I started down stairs to let
tho men in."
"Wero tbo halls deserted?"
"Yes both deserted and dark. But
Just as I was slipping back tho bolts
of tbe front dodr tho door to tbo ofllco
was opened by nu attendant nud ln the
light that streamed out ho could seo
me plainly. I tried to slip tho last bolt
before he could reach me but it was
stiff and I couldn't move it With an
oath he grabbed me by the arm nnd
dragged me Into the nlNfe. Ilt-tk Dr.
I Zellar nud M.r. Pollock were there
and he told them what I had been do-
ing. At that Mr. Pollock grabbed mo
aud shook me nud deiiiumled. to know
what I was up to. He hurt mo and
I frightened me so I couldn't think of
anything to say and I Just screamed
thinking that those outsldo would bear
me and break In. They did hear me
for they began to hammer on the door
1 and demand entrance and I screamed
again But at that Mr. Pollock cbpped
hb band over my mouth and. Dr. Zel-
lar caught my wrists and between
them they dragged me Into u little
room beyond tho olflco and flung me
Into a chair. Then I saw that Dr. Zel.
lar had a revolver In hb hand and he
thrust it Into my face promising to
'do for me' If I made any noise. They
went out and locked the door but u3
soou as they were gone I ran to it and
listened and I heard the doctor tell
hb assistant (the one who bad caught
me at the door) to go upstairs: and t
watch 'the girl. . Then be and Mr I
Pollock had a conference and decided
to let Dr. Foster and Mr Langdou ln
but to deny that Mbs Page was there.
pil go upstairs and wait till you get
rid of them said Mr. Pollock. Then 1
beard a door close and everything was
"Soon 1 beard Dr Foster's voice say-
ing 'Miss Page has been forcibly drag-
ged from my sanatorium and brought
here. I demand her Instant release
and I have my car outside to take ber
back to the hospital' At that Dr. Zel-
lar laughed sneerlngly and said. 'Is it
your usual method of getting patients'
to run about at night and kidnap them '
from rival sanatorium? I could hear
Dr. Foster give a little muttered oath
of anger but Mr. Langdon broke in
sharply 'Saying. Thb Is no tlm for
listening to any tomfool Insults from
Mk Tit MBjaBVBBBBBSBBST
you Cellar what we want Is Mri
Page nnd by heaven I'll get ber out
of here if I have to kltl you and break
down every door in the place 'Even
that wouldn't get her' said Dr. 7ellnr
'for this Miss Tage as yon call her b
not here. 'You He!' shouted Langdon
we know she Is. Tho nurse has al-
ready signalled ns to thnt effect" 'I'm
afraid yonr friend has been drinking
n llttlo too much' sneered Stellar spOak-
Ing apparently to Dr. Foster for It was
the latter who answered: 'I suppose
hf snld drily "that you will deny nlso
that n woman screamed to us for help
n few minutes ago.' 'Ono of tho pa
tients had a nightmare' said Zellar.
hut be spoke uneasily.
"Suddenly Mr. Langdon shouted
Nurse Wnltonl Nurso Walton! And
In nnswer I bent-upon tho door and
cried 'In here! In bcrol' Almost In-
stantly it i coined I beard the sound of
running fev U rtnd the door was unlock-
ed nnd I mumbled out almost Into Mr.
lniicdon'fl arms. But before wo could
clluefof us niovo nwny from the spot
Cellar said grimly 'Stnnd whero you
are. nil three of you! And wo ww that
ho wns covering us with lib revolver.
Then there cnmo n most terrlbto cry
from upstairs the long sriram of n
jinnn cither half crazed or in deadly
fealhs 2 !'i Zellar wns horrified by It
and his nrV. wavered n little ns ho
turned hb hcnOX that Mr. Langdon
sprang upon him nkJ bore htm back
ngnlnst the tnble. Thi rm-ght des-
perately both Dr Foster ntn. 'Tying
to help nnd nt length Mr. Langdon. '
ccfcdcd In twbting tho arin of Dr. Zel-
lar so thnt hb fingers went limp nnd
the revolver fell to the floor. Dr. fos-
ter snatched It up aud Mr. Langdon
cried 'Keep that beast covered till I
get Mary' and went running out of tha
room' nud up tho stairs. It wns then
thnt I remembered tho two dctccUYci
aud realised that wo had help outsldo
so I hurried to tho door und flung It
open. They were right there half
crazy with anxiety nnd when 1 ntyout-
cd 'Up stairs' they went up two nt a
time with mo claso behind."
"Will you tell us. please what yon
saw when you reached tho upper land-
ing?" "Wo saw Mr. Lnngdon nnd Mr. Pol-
I lock ou tho floor engaged ln a furious
struggle while from tbo door of Miss
Pago's room' camo tho sound of little
hands bentlng ngnlnst tho wood nnd
almost continuous screams or bursts
of hysteric laughter. Interspersed with
onths ln n man's voicot The detectives
went nt once to Mr. Langdon'a aid and
when they had seized Mr Pollock one
of them covered htm with hb revolver
whllo tho other ran with Mr. Lnngdon
nud myself to tbo door of Mbs Pngo's
room. R was locked and our cries to
Mnry to let us In ouly brought more
terrible screams from her so the de-
tective warning us back fired hb re-
volver downward through tho keyhole
shattering the lock nnd wo burst Into
"Miss Pngo wns stnndlng at tho win-
dow nobbing nnd inugblng and tearing
nt tho Iron bars with hands nlrcndycut
and bleeding from her efforts. Half
crouched by the bed wns tho ugly nt-
tendnut Dr. Zellar had sent to watch
her. nnd lying shattered on tho floor
beside htm wns n whiskey bottle. Ho
was obviously brutally drunk but ei-
ther Miss Pngc'H mndncss or our en-
trance terrified him Into n momentary
sobriety and a"b wo ran towards Miss
Pngo ho darted out of the room."
"How long wnjlt beforo Mbs Pngo
"It was somo hours. When wo found
that neither Mr. Lnngdon. nor I wns
lbs Pago I ran dawn-
RtalrhJor'Dr. Foster. As I catnVout
In the hall the dctcctlvo who was
. . i
&&fZ - r it I - a
"Mlaa Page waa aobblna and laughing
guarding Mr. Pollock turned towards
mo nnd the latter Instantly leapt oyer
tho banisters and rushed Into tbe of-
fice Tbe detective and I were cJos
behind him and as wo reached the
door wo saw Mr. Pollock leap npoa
Dr. Foster and strike the revolver froaa
hb band. Then be switched out tlw
light and called to Zellar to 'coqm
quick. Before we could stop then
both men ran out through one of th
"Did you see either of them again?"
-No. We at once locked all tho doo
and windows and then Dr. Foster hur
ried upstairs to Miss Page. It was
some hours before be could quiet &
even with strong sedatives and whea
at last she was asleep It was so near
dawn that it seemed best for us all to
stay right there until morning."
"Did you hear Dr- Foster give any
opinion as to thb second attack of
madness on tbe part of Mbs Page?"
"Yes I asked him what could bare
caused it and he pointed to the broke
wbbkey bottle saying that tbe brutal
attendant was undoubtedly drunk evsa
before be bad entered the rooaa aa4
had probably continued drinking laMtaa
Page's presence. This' he said. 'proves
contluslvely to me that Mb? Page Vs1
suffering from what we term "repress-
ed psyebosb" superinduced by tfc
sight of Intoxication !
(To b continued.)
v.. . -
v FOR (AMI
3. S. S. Remee lm Cat
Breclallata hav agree.
Is an Infet'on df the b
Btt your blood
It was cud!
use yowr !mpovj
r Infected. Toa.
Ibly a a
contact wiin memm.
But the point la
tarrh It ta not ae
aaiary. Tha rem
r 8. 8. 8 discovert
ever fifty yeara
so tested irus ana
tried la always
alhiible at any drur
atora. It hu proven Ita ratue in tliou-
anda at caiea. It will do ao In youn
eaaa. Oet B. 8. S. at once and beglM
treatment If youre la a. lonB-atandt
Ins ce he aure to write the Swift flpe
clflo Co.. Atlanta. Qa. for free medical
advice. They will tell you how thla;
purely vegetable blood iontc eleanaea.
Um Impurltleafrom the blood by literal)
ly waihlna- It clean. I
WINNERS AT SWEETWATER
School Athletes and Scores Tlir-y Mado
In InlerscliolH(lr Meet April
21st HHd !mt.
100 YV""d Dash Ooss Alillcncv -trtd
HolybcrCx Stamford tied for first
plrtco tlm'A 10 2-fi. Gllesplo of Clam
second pine? Loop Stamford 3rd.
Polo VanlbAk't Stamford flrpt
plnco; IInncy7 Pcoe '2nJ .Snl'
Colorado 3rd; xlads Clyde 4th
Shot Put-jpayne Abilene lat:
Carlton Anson iiidjVflttolJ; CY'
3rd; Cnnnon StnifftordW- Distance
S80 Yard nun Barclay AVon lut;
.Biggs Snydor 2nd; Borry Clujr- 3rd;
Eason Hot an 4th. Time 2:21 A
120 Yard Hurdles Cannon SlilJ
ford 1st; Hart Stamford 2nd; Pn'.
ton Clyde 3rd; Butler WosthrookA
4th. Time 15 2-r..
High Jump Williams Rotnn; Hall
Abllonc.lcd for 1st; Norrb Boscoo
2nd. Height 0:7
440 Yard Dash Carlton 'Anson 1st;
Wells Anson 2nd; Vavor Clyde 3rd;
Shaw Stnmrord" 4th Tlmo 59 sec-
onds. Discus Hurl Pntton Clyde l3t;
Payne Abilene 2nd; Hdrdy Swenr-
wntcr 3rd; Ithonds Cisco 4th. DIs-
Hammor Throw Pntton Clyde 1st;
Cranfll Abilene 2nd; Smith Stam-
ford 3rd; Keen Sylvcstor 4th. Dlu-
I 220 Dash Holbcrt Stamford. 1st:
Gllesplo Cisco 2nd; Goss Abilene
3rd; Loop Stamford 4th. Time 5;22.
Broad Jump Loop Stamford 1st;
Shaw Stamford 2nd; Pntton. Clydo
3rd; .India 4th. Distance 19:8.
220 Hurdlea Hart Stamford 1st;
Stamps Sweetwater 2nd; Cannon
Stamford 3rd; Gllesplo Cisco 4th.
Mile Relay Sweetwater lut; Stim-
ford 2nd; Cisco 3rd; Clydo 4th. Time
. Stamford 48 points; Clydo 27
' poFnto; Abilene 17 points; Anson 13
points; Sweetwater 12 points; Bos-
coo (I points. .'
BaBkotbnll (boys) Lornlno first.
Br.slast (girls) Odessa second.
Tennis Sweetwater 1st Hardy and
Scales: Ablleno 2nd Kclfer nnd Cran-
Debate Sweetwater 1st Myrea nud
Barkor; Abilene 2nd Koifor and Hnr-
rlcon. Essay Wenna Dallar Clyde 1st;
Jim Lawlcs Colorado 2nd; Fava
White Carbon 3rd.
Junior Boya Declamation Godfrey
Spurol Colorado 1st
Spoiling Cecil Gates. (Midland 1st
Senior Girls Declamation Leomi
Junior 3lrlB Declamation Ordino
SldorB Clyde. lBt.
Senior Hoys Declamation Oron CcL
Lns Midland 1st.
PLEASANT HILL NOTES
Special to The Reporter
PLEASANT JI1LL. Tex- April 26-
MoBt farmers of this place are doaa
planting feed and are now busy droH
ping the fieecy seed.
There will be an unusually larg
cotton crop planted thb year on ac-
count of small grain being killed but
there will be no shortage of feed plant
Tbe young people were favored with
an entertainment at the home of Le
Hays Friday night A largo crowd
was present and all report a nice turn.
Mc. Plennle WIngo and wife of Colo-
rado City are visiting Mr. J A. Rlcji-
ard8 this week.
Our local ball team was defeats
by the Christian College Saturday tha
score being ilve and eight.
Mr. Jess Rayaes west to Ab6M
Miss Blrtle Wetsel) has been visit-
ing at Elmdale the past week.
We are glad to report that the health
of tbe community b perfect as far as
I Clyde Hanbo has moved to Clshttn
wuere he has purcuasea a siock larsa.
1KB UU UilU U1UIL !.
Misses Dollye Richards and Susies:
Pylant were vbltors at Tye Sawaay.
Mr Jack llaxiewooa ana wue x -dale
were ln our midst Sunday.
"Mba Ethel." said ChoUey Jftayls.
"If I should teU you I waa gok away
tomorrow would you fel awry I
"Tomorrowr sha aswjaaV' .""
leg at the clock; "ys I sawsht r
sorry I thwiast you aafeht fja t
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