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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 13, 1912, Image 5

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mail, ..where she visi ted h'er "friends
and behaved in everyiway as us
ual. , '
v At noon ..of that! day the tele
phone belli on. the desk of the ser
geant on-duty at police headquar
ters in Atlanta, rang- The ser
geant's hellpyas answered by a
faint yQicc
"This is Eugene Hi Grace,"
said the. voipe, "I am at my own
home. I have. been shot. I thinfc
lam dying. Send ' , , I
The detective? who went to the
house- found race in, his own
bedroom, which was locked on
the outside, - . l
Thercwas'a bullet wound just
back .of- GraceV,right arm, and
low down- He had been bleeding
freely;'. ,,
' He was lying on the floor, un-conscious,-the
telephone to which
Hehad Struggled, byhis side.
Grace was removed fo St. Jos
eph's hospital. Physicians there
said; at first, that he would die.
Later, Grace fralljed, and detec
tives were permitted to talk to
, "Who.Shot you?Vithe detective
asked; ' r r
rMy wife," saidGrace, fafntly.
Then, after -a longj pause: "Ahd
she .lacked -'me' in- my'room.and
Je'f t, me-r-to die." ,
, "WhefeMs'she?" asked the de
tective. - ""
"She said she was going-to
Newman,' Ga.," saidiGrace.-
Adetectfve went, to Hcwman.
Hefound ,Mrs. Grace.. He tqld
hereof the condition 61 her hus
bantj." Shetweh . '
i ' "AbUFglai must'have done itl'"-
shercTied. J'Oh?and I love him 3
so ! I love him so !' I must go to "i
him at once." ' "n
"Your husband says that you
yourself shot him," said the de- e
tectjve. . f
"Hemust,be delirious," she re- u
plied. "I am going to him-" ir
"You are .under arrest," said
the detective.
So. Mrs. .Grace was taken 'back -J
to Atlanta, a prisoner, chargejd1
with atfemptedonurder. After a
time,- she was allowed to see lfer i
husband.. ; . ,i
"Daisy,' you are the onej-wfyopd
shot me," he cried, out, when he
first saw her. T t
"Qh, no, dear. That ,is ab
surd," cried Mrs. Grace.' "It must
have been a-burglar."" - a
Grace looked up atIherfforv"a
moment. Tears came ""into 'his
eyes.' K "
"Perhaps it was a-burglar'ihe-
sard. - i j
Mrs. Grace was released on $7,
500 bond.
The next day, Grace, In -a nio- .
ment when'he had rallied and was
perfectly conscibus,"called overa
physician. " 'd
"My wife shot meMie said "I
think perhaps she did it irTa
dream. n
"Things have been so" queerrrr
lately. My wife hasn't beenoi
sleeping wellfor three weeksShe
tosed'abOut on the "bed. She rf
italkediin her sleep. jrf
"lL.seemedlike'she hadsomerr
sort ofrhighfmare alL the timeIto
seemjct like sh was being threats
ened by 'some spirit o'f herrdreams.m
t think) itiwastfiespirit- of herls
i ..,
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