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"I think he kept Norma sick so
he could come to see Jessie.
"Once my brother discharged
Dr. O'Byrne and got a new doctor
for the baby.
"But Jessie objected to him,
and wouldn't carry out his or
ders. She said she wanted Dr.
O'Byrne to attend to the child.
"It seemed that Jessie felt so
much easier when Dr. O'Byrne
"I was painting cards in water
colors one day when Dr. O'Byrne
called to see the baby. My son
was not at home. x
"Dr. O'Byrne walked ino.the
be'droom with Jessie. I crept
around to the rear of the flat and
peeped in through a little window
over, which the shade had noti
"What I saw was so terrible I
nearly- fainted. Jessie was in a
rose-colored bathrobe, and Dr.
O'Byrne was embracing her.
"They were in the bedroom.
"I did not tell my son at the
time. I went to my own room
"But in the end I told my son,
and that was what made him call
a family conference about it."
William A. Whitlock, 900 La
Salle avenue, Harry's brother,
"My brother called me to a
family conference in his flat No
vember 18, 1911. fc
"I found mother and Harry
and Jessie there.
"Harry asked Jessie if she ever
had been kissed by Dr. O'Byrne.
She said she had.
"Then she told him that she
got the first kiss from pr.
O'Byrne after .singing a love bal
lad to him.
"She said that that first kiss
from the doctor was the first real
kiss she ever had had in all her
" 'You can't kiss she told my
brother. 'You don't know how.
And I don't think you ever will
learn. That is why I allowed Dr.
O'Byrne to do it again. He is a
"Then she cried a little, I don't
know why, and left the room.
"My brother asked me what I
thought he ought to do. I said I
thought he ought to see a lawyer,
(and he did."
Former U. S. Senator Mason is
attorney for Mrs. Whitlock. He
disposes of the whole affair in a
light, airy, breezy manner.
"It is true," he says, "that Dr.
Q'Byrne called Mrs. Whitlock
such names.as 'dearie' and "sweet
heart but he only" did that be-
cause it was the best medicine for
"You see, Mrs. Whitlock was in
a state of coma after the birth of
a child. The endearing nanies
used by Dr. O'Byrne were to
arouse her. They werejust medi
cine. And they proved good med
icine. "This whole suit is just a frame
up. It follows an effort to extort
money from Dr. O'Byrne."
This was the end of the day's
testimony, and the case was con
tinued uniil next Wednesday.
So, far the whole case apparent