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a new actor walked upon tHe
Florence- Kane, a beautiful
white girl, was employed by Pitt
man, first as stenographer, then
as. manager of his millions.
Pittman fell in love wjth Flor
ence Kane. He went to the Rose
of the Prairie, 'and asked -her to
consent to a divorce.
The Rose of the Prairie bowed
her head. Who was she to argtte
with her lord and hiaster, to say
him nay? It was the way of her
own nation, and the word of her
man-lord was law.
The divorce was granted. Pitt
man married Florence Kane at
Buffalo, N. Y.
He and his white wife went
west again, and the Rose pi Jthe
Prairie, father of Pittman's chil
dren, became the humble, .sub
missive servant of Florence Kane,
her former husband's new wife.
Then the United States gov
ernment stepped ixR'j -
It was found that-Pittman and
his white wife were-living cm-a-splendid
ranch'in Utahthat the
Rose of the'Prairie.was doing-the
work of 'a. servant around Jthe
house; that Robert Pittmanj jr.,
owner wifh his mother of all the
Pittman wealth) was hidden on a
ranch in the Oklahoma moun
tains. So yesterday, at the govern
ment office here, the divorce de
cree was modified, an order was
issued restoring to the Rose of
the Prairie and Robert Pilttnan,
jrjhe.weajth- that'- rightfully
- But it is too late for justice to"
be done. '
The Rose of-the Prairie and her
half breed soh arej dying of the
white irian's plague tuberculosis
ALLEGE. CONFESSION OF
Police Captain Gives Startling
Testuriony ,in." Case of Spring
field's "Dr." Jeklyll and Mr.
. Hyde" Defense to Fight on
Springfield, -Mass., Nov. 15.
Startling testimony was given by
Police Captain Boyle today in the
trial of Bertram G. Spencer, the
Springfield "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde," charged .with the mur
der of Miss Martha Blackstone.
He testified that Spencer said
that he was the man who terror
ized - Springfield -for two years
prior tp the Blackstone murder.
, "He said," testified Captain
Boyle, "that.he was the man who
entered theDqw home on Round
Hill andx shot -the Blackstone girl.
He went to the j'ea'rjQf.a shed, put
on asoft-hat and handkerchief,
opened, the wjndpv of the home,
and "went in: He wentinto a room,
opened a bureau drawer, and took
a belt and brqpch,-which have ap
peared in evidence. He then went '
to the roqm where the -women
were. He said; Tthjnk I wan If
your money.' They screamed: .
He shot, ran out to vhere his
clothes were$ changed them, and
then weit home and slept sound
ly all-jiightf J -.