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pected appearance here so much
,as the attitude she assumes to the
.trial of her husband that has so
astonihed the attorney in the
In Fort Worth it is generally
believed that if Mrs. Snead were
to take the stand and say that her,
husband had "been a true husband
.to her, and has made her home
-life happy, he would be acquitted
instantly by the jury.
But Mrs. Snead does not want
to take the stand. Furthermore,
she made the extraordinary state
ment today that she loved neith
er her husband nor young Boyce,
with whom she was supposed to
have been infatuated.
When asked to take the stand,
Mrs. Snead pouted. ,
"I don't want to go on the
stand," she said. "I am afraid. I
don't want to give my testimony
one way or the other. Great in
fluences are at work to make me
take the stand. 'But I don't want
Then followed her declaration
that she loved neither) her hus
band,, nor Boyce.
The story that leads to the
slaying of Boyce is a strange one.
The lives of the Boyces and the
Sneads, the two families involved,
have been interwoven since the
early days of Texas. J. B Snead's
father and the elder Boyce came
to Texas about the same time.
Both were cattlemen. They made
ftieir fortunes together.
Soon after their coming, Cap
tain Snyder, father of Mrs. Snead,
'settled in Texas. The ranches of
the three families adjoined eacfi
Young Boyce and Snead both'
were suitors for the hand of Lena
Snyder. Snead won, and the
three families all attended the
wedding, and joined in the- re
joicing. But the Sneads were not happy.
Young Boyce became a frequent
visitor at their home. Snead fi
nally locked his wife in a sani
tarium. Then Boyce eloped with Mrs.
Snead. The couple were arrested
in Canada, but could not be held.
Snead returned to Fort Worth,
and one evening shot and killed
Boyce's father in the lobby of a
local hotel. His defense is that
the elder 'Boyce conspired with
the younger to break up his home.
Arthur J. Burnham, Colorado
Springs, Col., suspected by some
persons of complicity in the sex
tuple murder of his wife, children
died today from tuberculosis. He
protested his innocence, but
brooding i thought to have has
tened his end.
Charles W. Morse, who, when
he was release from the peniten
tiary at Atlanta two weeks ago
by order of President Taft, was
said to be dying, is planning trip
Writ of habeas corpus for Jo
seph Ettor and Alturo Giovan
niti, the Lawrence strike leaders,
denied at Boston. Are held on
charge of being accessories to
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