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cas?j5ftKe scooting 6f liugene
H GKa,ce. is the most weird, the
most tangled. i
IyOve,,and hatred, and avarice,
andhypnotism, ami nightmares
aH nter into it; all help to make
it more extraordinary, more un
fathomable. Yesterday, MrsfDaisy Ulrich
Opie Grace, rich in her own right,
talented, aristocrat to her ringer
tips'and long a leader of Atlanta
sdciety, was dragged into court
to be arraigned on the charge of
murderously shooting her hus
band"7 The prosecuting attorney
'We ask that this ararignment
be postponed' lie said ''We do
not know whether we are gping
to charge this woman vith rnur
N der, or with attempted murder.
The condition of Her husband is
critical. He may die. Ah opera
tioij may save his life."
Mrs. Grace blanched, then
swayed in her chair and broke
'?-Oh? let me see him if heis go
ing to die," she cried'Let me see
"him. I lov him. I love him."
Remanded to jail withotlt bail
un.iljiext Tuesday," . said th&
judgeJiis voke as cold and une
motionless as that of theprosectr
; Mrs- Grace struggling, sob-"
bing, crying out her love forher
, husband, was taken from the
courtroom When she was lock-
I ed4 in her cell againshe fainted.
Is she guilty of attempting the
murder of her husband'? Did she
shoot him, and leave him locked
in ac room to die? while shV-went"
on a pleasure jaunt?
Here is the whole story of Mrs.-'
Grace's life within the last year,
and of the extraordinary circum
stances sun oundiftg the shooting
Mrs. Grace, one year ago, was
the widow of William H. Opie, a
wealthy pulp manufacturer. Opie
had left her a fortune, running
into the six figures. !
$he did not wear her widow's
weeds long. Soon after the death
of Opie she paid a visit to At
lanta. There she uiet Eugene H.r
Grac, bachelor, and society leader,.
Grace, -who was only 27 years
old, fell in, love with the widow.
Mrs Opie was 40. Grace pro
posed fo her, and she accepted'
Ijim. .They were married, and
became leaders of Atlanta soci-
ety. They seemed yeryliappy .to
gether. Very recently, Grace insured
his lif for $25,000. He made his
wife the, beneficiary. This, the
police say, gives a motive for Mrs.
Grace to kill her husband.
But Mrs Grace's friends an
swer : What would she want vjth'
a paltry $25,000? She already
has many times that of her own,
ajfd in her own right, which she
can us"e; as she pleases?
Oh the morning pf March 6,
Grace had arranged to takea.
trip to Philadelphiaon business.
His wifearrange&tp visit fiends
in -UewmanT Ga., While i .he? was
At 9 o'clock on the morning of
March 6, MVs. Grace left her -home,
and caught a train to New-'