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"Who is the society woman?" .ask
the chief of police.
Henwood tried to evade answering,
but the chief was firm, and so Hen
wood at last admitted that Mrs.
Springer was the woman.
"Well," said the chief, deliberately,
"if I were you, Henwood, I'd go home
and let John W. Springer look after
his own domestic affairs."
Henwood jumped to his feet, his
dark flace flushed with excitement
"If Von Phul does not give up these
letters, I'll kill him," he said.
And the chief of police let him go.
The next night, Henwood, his eyes
big with excitement, his hands shak
ing, his body trembling, entered the
bar of the Brown Palace Hotel.
Von Phul was standing at the bar,
drinking with George E. Copeland
and James W. Atkinson.
Von Phul saw Henwood's reflection
in the mirror back of the glass, and
whirled around on his heels.
Henwood's twitching hand flashed
to his hip pocket; so did Von Phul's.
There was the roar of a revolver;
Copeland crumpled up on the floor,
fatally shot The revolver barked
again. Atkinson tumbled across
Copeland's dying body, shot through
the right leg. Another report, and
Van Phul pitched up his arms and
sprawled forward on his face.
Henwood fled in wild terror, seek
ing Mrs. Springer. The friends of the
three men spread out on the barroom
floor looked after them, and per
haps because of this, although no one
ever is likely to know the truth no
revolver was found in Von Phul's hip
pocket, toward which he had reach
ed, when the coroner-came for the
Henwood was tried for the mur
der of Copeland, because the district
attorney did not wish to give him the
chance to drag the- unwritten law
"into the case.
He was found guilty, and when
called before the judge to be sen
tenced and asked if he had anything
to say, Henwood stood there and. de
nounced the judge for a solid half
hour as unjust and unfair and as a
mere appanage of the prosecuting at
It was the most dramatic scene
ever known in a Denver courtroom.
It was late in the afternoon. The
shadows were falling long in the
And the man whom a jury had
found guilty of second degree mur
der stood there bitterly denouncing
the judge in whose power it lay to
make his punishment one year in
prison or for life.
And the judge sentenced Henwood
to life imprisonment.
Henwood's attorney appealed. The
Supreme Court reversed the finding
of the trial court, and ordered a new
It was that new trial which ended
yesterday when Harold Frank Hen
wood was found guilty of murder in
the first degree and sentenced to be
hanged by the neck until dead.
And Mrs. Springer none of her
friends knows where she is nor
ONE HUNDRED 'PHONE GIRLS
IMPORTED FROM CHICAGO
St Louis., June 19. On the third
day of the Bell telephone operators'
strike, union leaders declared that
approximately 425 operators of the
company had quit and that the ranks
of the strikers had been strength
ened by promises of support from
other union organizations.
Three hundred girls haVe been im
ported, 100 from Chicago, to take
the places of the operators who quit,
and they are being housed at down
town hotels. The girls on strike de
clare that the women imported are
unfamiliar with .the exchange boards
and will be of little use .to the com
The crown gall, due to bacterial in
fection, is the cancer of plants that
closely resembles the cancer of man
and other animals.