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son deserted pretty little Avis
Liimell, is at Pomfret, Conn.,
with her family.
She is guarded like an em
press. No one is allowed to come
near enough to speak to her. Her
father has employed two nurses
for'her, and one of these nurses is
always with her.
When first the charge of mur
der was preferred against Riche
son by the police, Miss Edmands
came out openly and boldly in
He was the man she had
chosen to be her wedded husband,
and. she would stand by him
through everything. She would
attend his tria.1, and encourage
him by word and look.
But that was before all the
sickening details of Richeson's
connection with the little choir
girl whom he had induced to
come to Boston from Hyannis-by-the-Sea,
where was 'her peaceful
What does Violet Edmands
think since all the story of decep
tion 'and betrayal has come to
No one- save her immediate
She is not permitted to talk
even o her dearest friends.
But a friend o the family is au
thority for the statement that
Violet Edmands will seek to hide,
from the notoriety of the trial of
her pastor lover by fleeing to Eu
rope. This -friend says that the jar
rangements for Miss Edmands'
trip already have been completed.
If 'this be so, Violet Edinarids ;
JUIU S ZG bllBJe ihv
T may have given up Richesoh, and
all the hopes and plans of the
dark-eyed courteous preacher,
nowb'eing made with.long think
ing in his cell, wifl 'come to
Jn any case it will mean, that
she is not going to keep'her orig
inal promise of attending the
Still, even at this day, there are
ever new signs of Richeson's pow
ers over women.
A few days ago, in response to
the 'demand of the trustees of his
church, Richeson handed in his
The men of the church were al-
most unanimous that this resig
narrion be accepted.
But a meeting of the church
was called for the final decision;
-That meeting, tookrplace list
nigfit. The women of the chtfrch.
turned out to it almost in a body.
They, swamped the men.
And when the meeting -was
called1 to order, -and Richeson's
letter -of resignation read, -women,"
began to weep and pray and lajtid
the name of the imprisoned man.
Despite all the black charges
against Richeson's name; despite
the almost established fact that
he betrayed, even if he did not
slay, Avis Linnell, the girl' who
trusted him "beyond all other men ;
despite the stories frorh Kansas
Gity, of how Richeson has ruined
women there, not a woman 'in
that church but voted against the
acceptance of Richeson's resigna-
tion. y -
Richeson still iff pastor of jthe