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being exactly the same on both oc
All Salt Lake is agog trying to
solve the riddle of these peculiar at
Recently the girl was awakened
at 4 in the morning to flnd the dark
forms of two men at-her bedside.
Before she could scream' a hand
closed over her lips. A gag was
placed roughly between her teeth
and bound around her head. In spite
of her struggles she was carried to
a granary in the rear of the Cold
Then came the intensely fiendish
feature of the mysterious assault.
The men bound her ankles, tied her
wrists together with a rope, throw
ing the loose end over a rafter. The
rope was tightened slowly. The girl
was drawn upward until her toes
barely touched the floor. The jen
tire procedure was carried out in sc
ience. The two men looked -&t each
other, Broiled and disappeared.
Four hours later the girl managed
to work the gag loose. Her cries
attracted her father. She was hys
terical and half conscious when re
leased. This was the second visit. A few
nights before the mysterious -pair
had attempted to capture her, but
she escaped, her screams arousing
A week or so later she endured a
similar experience. Her room was
entered again at 4 in the moring. She
was awakened by a man at her bed
side. Again a hand stopped'her cries.
Again the gag was put in her mouth.
Then the "unscrupulous assailants
carried her to the granary and left
her hanging by the wrists, her body,
covered only by a night dress, ex
posed to the cold weather.
Hours later she once more slipped
the gag from her rnouth. Her
screams attracted a neighbor. She
collapsed when slje was cut down. .
The police are puzzled. The na
ture of the knots-and the peculiar
jray in which she was drawn up
from the floor preclude the possibil
ity of the girl having tied herself.
No violence beyond that necessary
to subdue her struggles has been of
fered her. Robbery is not the motive
of the attacks Nothing was
touched in the house, except the girL
The Coldwater home, which stands
in a lonely spot beyonckthe edge of
Salt Lake, is now being carefully
NO BIG HATS. FOR FEBRUARY
By Betty Brown
Big hats, if you will, for the Palm
Beach belle, but ,Miss Stay-at-home
will mear a tiny, close-fitting cha
peau when she faces February's'
blustery winds. This perky bit of
early spring millinery is a charming
frame for a youthful face.
It is navy blue satin, polka dotted
with wide "dots' of many colored
straw -brick, gold, green and red.
The quill is dull bronze' satin.