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TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT POISON, JUROR "BEATS IT'
DOWN RAINSPOUT DELAYS MURDER TRIAL "
Kansas City, Mo., Dec 11.
Waldron, juror in the second trial
of Dr. B. Clarke Hyde, for mur
der, clogged the wheels of justice
and indefinitely postponed the
trial today, by one of the strang
est actions on record in-the crifh?
He wasn't taken suddenly ill.
He didn't die. Waldron, accord
ing to other jurors in the cas?,
merely became tired of the testi
mony of expert poison witnesses,
raised a 'window in the room
where the jurors were confined
early today, climbed down a rain
spout and beat it into the wide,
Waldron says his fellows jurors
made a speech "before his depart-,
ure, saying he had heard so much
about poison that he was be
ginning to mix it in his talk. He
told thepi he had busines sto at-7
tend to, and was going to do it
b'gosh, guards or no guards.
Here is a part of his "forewell ad
"I am a busy man ; got work to
do. So why should I cyanidle
around here. See that; I can't
talk without my words sounding
like poison lingo. I'm going nuts
about it. I want to get away.
I'll hide there's that man's name
again. I can't forget it if I stay
here. Good-bye, men." And in
a twinkling he was out of the
window and shinning down the
Detectives are searching every
where for Waldron. Both sides
in the trial admit that hjs disap
pearance means a complete re
hearsing of the case. Judge Por
terfield says nothing will be defin
itely decided until Waldron is
found and his escape is explained,
and it is discovered, with whom he
has talked sinse his flight.
The appearance of only eleven
men at breakfast this N morning
was the first intimation the depu
ties had of his escape. This is the
second time Waldron has delayed
the trial, his illness two weeks
ago causing a day's postpone
ment. ' .
An Unusual Man.
"He7s a 'polite and likable fel
low." "Yes, one would never think to
meet him that he is in the habit
of beating his wife "
"You astonish me !"
"It's a fact. Whenever she
starts fon a scuttle of coal or an
armful qf wood he beats her to
it." Houston Post.
Baby stop you
The day after it is full the moon