VICTIM OF" NEW "YORK'S
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Frank, Worde'l, 21, messenger
for the East River Natio.ua i bank,
New York, was the centra! figure
in the sensational taxicab hold-up
last week druing which $25,000
in five and ten-dollar bills was
stolen. Three men attacked
,Wordell and a companion knock
ing both unconscious'.
Wordell is shown .in the pho
tograph, with a bandaged head,
his scalp having-been cut by a
blackjack wielded by one of the
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"How do you know that man is
a parlor fisherman?"
"No man could find time to do
any real fishing and at the same
time learn the names of so large
a collection of trout flies."
Washington Evening Star.
WIFE WATCHES HUSBAND
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 19.
"I followed my husband to the
outskirts of town, and hid behind
a tree. I saw my husband crouch
low, then draw his revolver.
"Gonzales appeared, and both
opened fire. I thought the shoot
ing would never stop. I closed
my eyes so I could not see what
"When the firing stopped I
opened them. I expected to see
my husband dead. He was stand
ing by my side, and he had laid
the body of Gonzales at my feet."
Thus Mrs. Thomas Alvardo, a
bride of three months, told of the
midnight slaying of Philip Gon
zales by her husband, for an in
sult offered to her.
Alvardo is in jail, charged with
Gondales' murder. It .is not
thought here that he will be con
victed. Three weeks ago, Gonzales in
sulted Mrs. Alvardo. He drew a
revolver and threatened to kill
her unless she yielded to him.
"When I told my husband he
was terribly angry," said Mrs.
Alvardo. "He said that either he
or Gonzales must die. I begged
him not to take revenge, but he
would not listen.
"Last night, just before mid
night, he left the house; going,
out quietly so as not to disturb
me. I suspected what he was
about to do and followed him."
Mrs. Alvardo formerly was
Miss Anita Burr, of Shawnee,
Okla. Alvardo is a grading contractor.
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