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ton. On the afternon ofr Augusts, j
In the wonderfully beautiful "peacock
alley" of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel,,1
Mary Scott met Walter .Craig.
"You win go hack on me?
shouted, drawing a-pitifulysmaiftsi
ver-plated revolver froniher$gDwnJ
She fired the weapon atfbesmaasate
bullet struck his fountain-pen -and
caused only a slight injury. Shewas
arrested, but the case was dropped.
v- SheestaMisTiea h'erseK in a small'
felt exclusive hotel. One night hi
LJamiarySlO, Porter Charlton was
.'taken bya -friend to her apartments.
Thetr-paths had met at last he a
Btoyrjustjlooking out on life she a
oman'wno,hadseen,so much of It
ejeyes of herrmmd and soul
nightiandhejowidihnri. "To her he
seemed to bring back the-youthdhaQ
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Porter Charlton, the Self-Con-fessed
Murderer, and the Spot
(Marked With a Cross) Where the
Trunk Containing Her Body Was
had gone, with all its passions and itsa
At the bank they soon discovered
a change in him; his smile was gone;M
he grew haggard. One day he tele-'
phoned to his father in Washington
that the doctor had told him he had
tuberculosis; he i pleaded for advice.
The father hurried to New York and1
found his son with the woman In her1
apartments. They had been mar--ried.
The father saw they were desper--"4
ately in love. He could not TAKE0
the boy away. At last he .gave him'3
money, advising him to go to Italy -and
seek a cure. Together Porter
Charlton and his wife left America J
for the sunshine of Italy, and on the'?
banks of the world-famous Lake
Como,-in the midst of the most beau-3