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stopped in a fence corner directly
in its course. A block away
young Southard saw her peril nad
raced to save her. He reached
the child just in time to kick the
charging dog from the pathway.
A" volley of kicks 'from a heavy
boot and a rock for a weapon
ended the career of the mad dog.
The time came when Southard,
left the south and sought his for
tune in the west. Years passed
and Delia Bergman started on her
way to -the Philippine islands as a
teacher. Reaching spqkane she
became ill and was taken to a hos
pital. There she met Dr. W. H.
Olds, who fell in love with her
and the marriage soon followed
after Olds had secured a divorce.
That was in 1903.
One night at a party Dr. Olds
and his wife were present. So
also was Southard Attorney W,
E. Southard with, a record of
creditable work in the Inland
Empire. "Uncle Bill" and Delia
met once more after 20 years.
On the morning of May 29,
Southard, in Spokane on business,
while eating breakfast in a cafe,
read the startling news that Delia
Olds had shot her husband. He
went at once to her aid just as
he did years ago when the mad
dog threatened. It was a more
serious struggle this time as the
grim-faced attorney realized
when he talked with the'weeping,
hysterical, woman in her cell.
Mrs. Delia Olds was charged
with shooting and killing her hus
band, Dr. W. H. Olds, at their1
home following a violent quarrel
and a beating. .
Southard knew Attorney Fred
Conrad Robertson.as he had been I
associated with him in important
cases. Thus it came about that
the fighting lawyer Robertson
was induced to take the defense
of the accused woman.
Southard, who is 44 years old,
has been dubbed by Spokane at
torneys who are not just now em
ployed in important murder
trials, as '"the lawyer from the
Sagebrush." He smiles at that
and goes on with the fight. His
friends call him "The Seminole'
because his face is dark. He has
lived in the Big Bend; country, for
11 years and has a family at Wil
After hearing the evidence the
jury rendered a verdict of "not
A FLAT FAILURE,
"What success did you get in
your attempt to make a.nlovingil
picture of the tramps' conven-J
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Dressmakers have given the
name of "coat waist" to thenewp
waists made with a-peplum. Ji
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