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LITTLE OLD LADY WAITED 18 YEARS FOR HER
LOVER TO RETURN FINALLY CAME BACK
THE DAY BOOK
f An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, , ggggs . 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher.
TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 223 Chicago, Thursday, June 19, 1913
LOVER OF 'THE CRIMSON SOCIETY WOMAN"
SENTENCED TO BE HANGED
When He Is Jerked to Oblivion the Red Trail of Mrs. John
W. Springer, Former Banker's Wife, Will Be
Marked by Tfree Graves. ' '
Denver, June 19. Harold Frank
Hen-wood, good-looking after a femi
nine fashion and with the manners
of a dancing master, fell in love with
a married society women of Denver.
The married society women, who
was used, to admirers bound to her
by "no bonds of clergy and whose
time hung heavy on her hands, en
couraged Harold Prank Henwood to
be as loving as he liked.
Because of this, two men are in
their graves, one man is a cripple
for life, and Harold Prank Henwood
yesterday was found guilty of mur
der in the first degree and sentenced
to be hanged by the neck until he
And the red robe of the married,
society woman who has been civil
ly unmarried. will be died a deeper
red with the jerk of the rope about
the neck of Henwood.
The name of the society woman in
the case is Mrs. John W. Springer,
once the wife of John W. Springer,
Denver banker,, stockraiser, idler and
Before she married Springer, Mrs.
Springer was the belle of St. Louis.
There her constant attendant was"
Tony Von Phul, scion of the old
and wealthy Von Phul family- of St
After she married. Springer, Von
Phul kept up a correspondence flwith
Mrs. Springer, and on several occa
sions came to Denver to visit her.
On which occasion, Springer usually
entertained him as a guest, which in
no way lightens the blacknes&of Von
Mrs. Springer's intimacywith Von
Phul kept up for several years and
then she grew tired of him. But she
induced her husband to entertain
him when he came to Denver because
he had many of her letters and he
was not above threatening to show
them to her husband if she did not
continue to yield to him.
So things were -when Harold Prank
Henwood came to Denver, and met
Mrs. Springer, and fell in love with
her -and told her how much he loved
Mrs. Springer was quite willirfg to
bfyaraiisepyby-a-third man--and so