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who was convicted in Seattle recent
ly of white slavery, toid how she was
hypnotized by the "prophet" and how
he persuaded her through her re
ligious sensibilities to become his
"I first met Dahlstrom when he was
preaching his feUgion here," said
Miss Englund. "He taught mainly
that there was no heaven or hell and
that it was obligatory for a man to
have as many wives as possible. Fol
lowers of his religion who had only
one wife, he called sinful, and pointed
to" the example of Solomon as a near
ly perfect man. He told me that his
wife Martha-was not legally his wife,
as there "had never been any cere
mony performed, and when he asked
me to become his wife I did not think
I was injuring her rights as a mar
"He told me he loved me and said
that as I was light and he was dark
we ought to make a perfect pair to
have a son who would be the great
apostle of modern times. He said
that Martha and myself would be the
mothers of 12 apostles, who would
follow the footsteps of those in the
Bible. After I becanie his wife I went
to his far mat Granite Falls and there
he iorced Martha to give him up to
me by threatening to turn her out
unless she did.
"I am telling; all this because I want
people to know how the thing hap
pened and how I was deceived.
"I want to prevent other young
girls from falling victims to men like
Dahlstrom. I do not consider that
I was ever really bad, as I was ac
tuated all along by my religion which
I believed in thoroughly. It was not
until that dreadful time in Fresno,
Cal., when Albert 'married' my sister,
that I realized the position I was in.
Horrible' a sthe experience' has been,
it has done me good and I will stay
right here in Tacoma and live it
And now Brooklyn women want
"He milst have hypnotized me.
He was always reading books on
"He forced us to treat him as a
god, and we used to address him
as 'My Lord.'
"He told my sister in my pres-
ence that God had commanded?
him to take her as his wife.
-He preached that' Solomon
was the greatest man in the Bible
because of his plurality of wives.
"He sal I would be put in the
penitentiary , if I ever tola" a gov-
eminent officer the truth about
him." Edna Englund.
A MAN'S HOME
By H. M. Cochran.
TheOffice seems a habit,
The street car is the same,
A poolroom answers nicely,
When a fellow wants a game.
The five-cent show comes handy,
For that, a man will fall;
But if a man is human, then
His home, looks best of all.
He spends his time in clubropms,
In some friend's racing car;
He'll meet you in cigar stores,
Or hanging 'cross a bar.
He'll sit up with a sick friend,
He'll go to any ball;
But, if a man is human, then -
His hoine looks best of all.
There's trips down to his . doctor's -
When he has naught to do;
He'll hit the bowling alleys
To bowl a game or two.
They're pecks of stunts and doings, '
For which the men will fall.
But if a man is human, then
His home looks best of all.
The man who ducks his duties in
the matter of taking bis wife to so- -cial
functions is usually the same
chap who will lay down his news
paper to. lick his son for wanting to
stay iome from school.