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ballplayer, ample ground for a
man to be swelled otrhimself.
Who of us wouldn't be? It is
re'markable, and speaks well for
their self-control, that ballplay
ers donot moreoften indulge in
such outbursts. Fans (near
fans is better) who go to a
game and consider that the
payment of 50 cents gives them
the right to villify a player get
then" deserts when fa player
takes ttfe situation into his owif
hands. The only solution of the
question is to have such obnox
ious persons ejected from the
stand as soon as they start their
Hank O'Day manages to keep
his Reds sticking to the quarter of
the Giants. But half a game sep
arates the two teams and some
thing is going to drop when they
GREAT STEP DOWNWARD THAT MADE "REV.
CLARENCE RICHESON A MURDERER '
By Marlen E. Pew.
After the marriage of Rev.
Richeson and Avis Linnell had
twice been postponed, Avis talked
with him one night about a new
dafe for thewedding.
He whined that his life was a
failure, that he could not support
a wife, and finally dramatically
threatened to throw himself off
thebakony where they were talk
ing. Avis ran to call her brother-in-
law. Richeson disappeared. Her J
brJther-in-law, William Mac
Lean, that night declared he be
lieved Richeson insane.
The truth was that he was then
planning to many Violet Ed
mands! "ftfaen Avis Linnell had been 18
months engaged to marry Riche
sonfher mother heard that he was
befrothed to Miss Violet Ed
ma'hds, the Brookline, Mass.,
- The anxious mother wrote
Richeson for an explanation. He
neVjer answered. Four months!
later he denied the. report as the
vaporings pf "idle --gossip."
"I was sick "in bed when your
letter came and after that I for
got it," he, lied, with accustomed
It is certain that Avis knew
Richeson was Involved with Miss
Edmands, but never discussed,
the matter, even with her mother.
It is known positively that the
Edmands family never heard of
Avis Linnell until after the mur
der. Many stories are told in Cam
bridge and Hyannis of Richeson's
periodic queer spells, which some
took to mean insanity.
Last summer Richeson acted
so queerly that the Cambridge
church gave him three months'
Murder was in his heart then.
He was debating the monstrous
question of how he should rid
himself of Avis to marry a rich
woman, older than himself.
Mrs. Hallett of Hyannis, a for
mer parishioner, invited him to
spend his vacation at her home.