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these endearjngflettersj; the man
Strous's "was. hanging over your
hou'lde," watching as, you -wrote,
sugg'estingnew 'love 'names' you
thjgKt call the husband you were
"We iSji'4U .prove rnore 'than
that. We; shall'prove .that trquss
hirpself ,wr'pte some, of the pqsfcr
crjptsto' these 'letters''
; j.IVfrs. Patterson tcpllapsed'-j As
"she., shook with-sbbs,,fthat sfouRd
qdvcuriously,lQud ,in the till,cp.urt
roQrn, Peijspnt'wjned thjej t sweat
"from, hispjrejjieali. . ; "
Wjtjen'Trs Pa'ttersfpjvifas able
oncerribjre to sjtfupf Besonbf er
gan;again'., . In' a'iew words, to the
jury, Be 'declared 'that arnask jj'f
virtue,.often vqlefTthe mst hid
eous depravity.-, j'r.,. , r ...
.Then once.mprejrhe. Uurnechto
Mrs. Pattersoi?. tjr ' ., J.r
,""ls'itnbt trfue' he demanded
jjn. a voice, of -thunder, "that you
vene part proprietress of a -St.
Xouis resort'ihr190-before ever
you knewtStfouss? ,-- 7
u "IS it not. true .that you wre a
deniz;on off" the StLpuisunderr
jydrld, before , ever f Strouss- sent
.you ,torParis that fjrst tim.ef
2 Mrs.i Patterson haviqgt rose
ronr her chair;
"No-No-No P' she cried, iwhile
$he sobs choked herthroatii "That
is not true it is an infamous lie."
- She fell back ip- the chair. Her
attorney, O. N. Hilton, sprang to
. Jjer side.
-VHelp me lift her," he said.
i'She has fainted!" '
Prosecutor Benson crossed the
room to " where Chief of' Police
ter from St. Louis'-chiefrof police
yegerfay, and heldfa whispered
coHdqtjy. ' "",'"
'W.qen he returned; he aban
doned fhth'ne of attack fie had
beun.'s But' it'is believed fie opjy
Kasabahdoned it until such tinie
as it' is known..whetlier or, not it
can ' beproved absolutely that
GWjrude Patterson'is'tfie worifan
the" name-1 of Gertrude' ' Knlgfht.'
.Benson-nia.de. Mrs.- 'Patterson
identify V'lef ter "she wfotie to
"GhicK' Patterson's, -mother'in
Chicago.- 1 ' " " ' - 'J.,
'In" the Jetter, fylrs. Patterson
declared she would not ja.y the
'bills for her husband Vcarfe.' in the
sanitarium. . V '" ' ,
"Yesterday you told' the. jury
you paicl" all your hqsb'arid's.n
itarium bills," said Benson, f.,
"Do you remember, lyir-s. -Patterson,
of your husband Tfjndin,g
iiryqur purse a letter. .-written to
you;and signed E.:W.vS.r andypf
your .cursing and -declaring) that
yqu'cared moi;e for that man-than
for your -husband and tht; you
would protect him? Do you re
membervthat you saidif your hus
band, did not like,it,-he could go
'That is a lie," said Mrs.jPatr
terson , - " ...
Then Benson. harked b4ack-to"
her early days once more.. He
proved that she had been expelled
from school-when. 14 years- old.
And he demnded-tp'.know if the
reason for-her- expulsion was not
because of" her' connection with a
saloonkeeper. - Shdeniedjt fc
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