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ly afraid of him his abue increased.
I was chained up all day, as well as
handcuffed to him at night. The chain
would allow me about a 3-foot cir
cle of movement My little girl would
bring me food and hold the chain
while I ate it, so sore were my wrists
from the manacles.
"I lived that way for six months.
At Christmas time he allowed me to
return to my friends at Arlington,
"threatening to kin me if I ever told
what had happened. After the holi
days he commanded me to come back
to him again, in a letter signed with
a black hand and dagger. I was in
terror once more. I left my little girl
and went to his house.
" 'I came to tell you,' I said, 'that
I am never going to live here again.'
But he only laughed and said: 'You
will never leave me again. This is
what I get for being good to you.'
"Then I told him he could kill me
if he wanted, but that I would not
suffer again. He fired a revolver bul
let past my head and my courage
" 'I'll stay with you,' I cried, 'I'll
never run away again. I am yours
"Almost every night I was beaten.
All the time I was dressed only in my
night clothes. I broke the window
pane one time and shrieked all day
for help while he was away, but no
one heard. Finally I became so weak
I could only rattle the chains. It was
then I managed to have & note sent
to Mrs. Bandy by Meeks' little son,
and later rescued.
"I am 21 years old now, but I am
an old woman. My life, my love, ev
erything has been killed in me by suf
fering. I can only live until I die now,
dully, without anything to look for
EJECTED FOR WILSON INSULT
Berlin, May 13. American Ambas
sador Gerard forcibly had ejected
from the American embassy Maurice
Somborn, European director of the
Rational Sweeper Co. of Torrington,
Conn., and Marion, Ind., for abuse
against Pres. Wilson and Sec'y of
State Bryan. He has appealed to the
German government, asking them to
expel the offender.
Somborn, who is a naturalized German-American,
called at the embassy
to see Gerard and told the American
envoy that Sec'y Bryan had accepted
MORE BODIES OF DISASTER ARE
Quenstown. The Lusitania sank
in 60 fathoms of water, 18 minutes
after she was hit without warning by
the first torpedo according to report
of Consul Frost forwarded to Wash
Frose declares the first torpedo hit
the vessel on the starboard side and
was immediately followed by a vio
lent list He expresses doubt wheth
er the second torpedo hit the ship.
Bodies of F. A. Padilla, Mexican
consul-general at Liverpool and three
members of Lusitania's crew brought
into port late yesterday.
New York. Cunard company an
nounced it is making arrangements
to bring back to U. S. bodies of all
identified Americans who perished on
Lusitania. Company will stand the
Frederick Bromo, convicted by jury
for pandering two weeks ago, was
yesterday sentenced by Judge Maho
ney to a year in the Bridewell and to
pay a fine of $1,000.
The judge granted a motion for a
new trial to Mrs. Elizabeth Caird,
holding that the evidence did not
show conclusively that she had de
tained Frances Vanderheyden in the
massage parlor at 421 S. Wabash av.
Evidence in the trial showed that
Miss Vanderheyen was taken to the
parlor on the promise of a good job.
There she was detained and attacked
by men before the police arrived.