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CURIOSITY QF HUSBANP.. SAYS, WIFE, LED, HIM
. TO ENTER QUEEN'S CHAMBER '
Mrs. HeletS. Pike.
Oakland, Cal. Abnormal curiosity
is the motive lascribed.tO;her-husl2apd
hy Mrs. Helen S. Pike,, wife of the
man who, recently, notwithstanding
the safeguards placed round the priv
acy of royalty, made his way unmo
lested into, the private apartments of
Queen Mary in Buckingham Palace.
Mrs. Pike, who is housekeeper for B.
L. Ormsby, prominent clubman and
business man of Oakland and- San
Francisco, freely discussed the odd
"He wa& always so fond df Buck
ingham Palape," said. Mrs. Pike, "and
used to say to me often how much he
iwould, like to see the interior. I had
seen, the state apartments both there
fand at Windsor, but he never had, and
I suppose the desire tosee the interior
proved too strong for him.
"While I have never noticed any
thing peculiar about my husband I
lhave often thought that he might
have inherited s,ome queer ideas from
his father, who, I heard after I had
been married, had been insane-