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called to testify at the trial. Fori
even to defend my dead husband I
can't send my father to the electric
So over and over again little Anna
Maria Cleary Newman states her
terrible problem. Girlbride of a.
week she was"made a widow last
July by a bullet fired by her father,
William C. Cleary, town clerk and
political boss of Haverstraw, New
Young Newman had gone to an
nounce his marriage to his newly
made father-in-law and Cleary shot
him after asking him to take a chair.
The defense he offered at the time
of his arrest was that Newman had
betrayed the girl he afterwards mar
ried. The case which is soon to be tried
will test the value of the unwritten
law as a defense on New York state.
Friends of Cleary assert that young
Newman was an idler and that he
would have made the girl he married
very unhappy. They have said that
she realized in one brief week of
wedded life that she had made a mis
take, and that she will do her utmost
to save her father from the conse
quences of his act.
This the young widow denies. She
is a slender girl with big wide blue
eyes that today are blue pools of sor
row. She was a year older than the
man she married and he was 18
when he died. But she looks even
less than her 19 years in the little
black satin dress with its turn-over
white collar and cuffs which she
wore when we discussed her terrible
"I can't allow my father to die!
Yet I can't blacken my husband's
memory to save him," she exclaimed.
"I have never regretted that I mar
ried Gene. We loved each other de
votedly and I know that he could
have become a-successful man if he
"He had no job when we were
married but he wanted to work for
me and if it had not been for my
father's terrible act I am sure we
should have been very happy. '
"But father thought he knew
what was best for me! He would
never brook any opposition to his
will and when I dared to love as he
thought, unwisely, he lost his head.
At least I want to think so and that
he really did not know what he was
doing w henhe shot my husband!
"Don't pk me if I have forgiven
my father. I have not seen him
since the terrible tragedy. I am not
hardhearted. But I simply cannot
bring myself to look at my husband's
murderer. And I cannot forget! So
I hope I will not be called to testify!"
Toast thin slices of stale bread,
butter them and place in an earth
enware pan, moisten with oyster
juice and cover with raw oysters.
Season with salt, pepper and small
bits of butter. Cover with a tight lid
and cook in a hot over for seven or
eight minutes, or until they swell and
the edges curL
They can also be panned m their
own jufce in a frying Pan seasoning
with butter, pepper and salt. Serve
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