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STATE PRIES INTO ORPET'S TRIP
TO WOODS WITH MARIAN
Waukegan, III., June 27. Will Or
pet's upruffled calm of yesterday in
telling the story of Marion Lambert's
death in the snow of Helm's woods
was shattered today under prose
cutor Joslyn's merciless cross exam
ination. It was evident from the start that
Joslyn intended to bring out the
manner in which Orpet first per
suaded the girl to surrender her in
nocence to him.
Orpet testified that he had rela
tions with the girl only once in
Helm's woods during an automo
"Did you use both hands in driv
ing the auto?" Joslyn asked.
"I don't know," answered Orpet
"Do a little guessing," ordered
Joslyn?" Couldn't you have driven
with one arm around Marian?"
"I guess I used both hands in driv
ing," replied Orpet
"What happened then?"
"I think I suggested going into the
wods," Orpet answered, "and I think
she agreed. That was the only time
I had intimate relations with her."
Orpet said his love for Marion had
always been pure before that He said
he didn't believe the culmination of
the romance impure, although he ad
mitted that "perhaps" his feelings
changed after that visit to the woods.
He admitted he had tried to force
himself on her one day in August at
her home. He said their affection
"Did you ever have any regrets?"
"I was very busy," replied Orpet
"You were willing to take Marion's
virtue; your love for her was pure
Orpet said he didn't believe their
love ever became sexual.
Orpet also admitted he had studied
chemistry for two years and his most
intimate chums in Madison were stu
dents of chemistry and worked for
He admitted that he took a bot
tle with him to Helm's Woods on the
day of the tryst, but he declared it
contained molasses and water that
he offered Marion as "medicine" to
remedy her alleged condition. He
said he had previously given her such
a solution and she had seemed re
lieved after she took it, so he was .
trying the same thing again. "
After telling of his refusal to have
anything more to do with her, he
said he started away and she called
him back and asked him if he .was
going to write to her any more. He
answered he. would not Then he
walked away again and some in
stinct made him turn back.
"She had two convulsions while I
was there. After each convulsion I
remnber a discharge from her nose.
I remember my expression then was:
'Marion, who have you done?' There
was no answer, of course, and very
shortly after she was dead."
TOUGH LUCK, MEN! YOU CANT
FIGHT IN DRESS SUITS
The government has refused to ac
cept an armored motor car as a gift
from rich members of the University,
Casino, Onwentsia and other fancy
clubs to Battery C.
Isn't it sad? Only a few days ago
the government turned down the
scheme of Og Armour, Ed and Nels
Morris and other stay-at-home pat
riots to furnish $25,000 worth of ma
chine guns for Illinois guardsmen, j
If Uncle Sam continues refusing:
donations of pennies from Chicago's'
wealthy he will put the rich boys in
a position where they will have to en
list as soldiers to show their patriot-,
ism, instead of buying their way to;'
glory with the gift of a gold-plated?
bugle, self-starting war car or newly!
patented field kitchenette.
Is Battery C, millionaire company,
When it came time for Battery C
to be mustered into regular army
service at Springfield last night, 18 of
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