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SECOND BABY DIES IN TRAGIC
New York, Jan. 4. Little 2-year-Qld
John "Rogers," who was poi
soned by his mothe"r-when she gave
up hope of ever getfing afcegitimate
name for him, died earlytoday at
Lebanon hospital. At the moment he
passed away his mother, in a near
by ward, suffering from self-administered
poison, was calling, almost in
coherently, for her real husband
the man she deserted for Lorlys El
Her half-conscious utterings as
she lies fighting for her life and that
of her unborn babe have given clews
from which her whole life's history
has been learned.
As yet the woman knows nothing
of the death of either of her children
baby Lorida, who died a couple of
days ago, and John, who passed
away today. She believes them to
be recovering from the poison she'
gave them and has determined to
live herself. That she will have to
face trial on a charge of murdering
her two children if she does live ap
parently has not occurred to her.
Doctors today say she has a good
chance of recovery.
Ida Sniffen was her maiden name.
She was born in New York and lived
here the greater part of her life. Her
father was a racing man and a big
man in his world.
Arthur M. Walters, coming to New
York from Richmond, Ind., wooed
,and won Ida Sniff erii It was while
living in a New York apartment that
the Walters met Lorlys Elton Rog
ers, the lawyer. Rogers called at the
Walters home often and seemed on
good terms with the husband as well
as the wife. One day Mrs. Walters
disappeared. Walters had nothing to
say and finally moved away. The last
his friends heard of him he had re
married and was living in New Jersey.
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him. The plaintive .cries, for hip, of
the woman who deserted him to bear
children by another have touched the
Rogers maintains his sphynz-like
attitude he has held from the first.
Not a word will he say concerning
the history of the woman who gave
up everything home, honor and
husband or him. He uas urged all
his friends to keep silent concerning
the affair and is trying by every
means possible to conceal all news
concerning the case.
Assistant District Attorney Martin
today announced that he may take
some important action in connection
with the case. He would npt state
what action he contemplates. He
said a man had called him over the
telephone and had promised to re
veal something heretofore unknown.
Martin said this man had declared he
was a "close friend" of Rogers.
TO GET PAY FOR SWITCHING
St Paul, Minn., Jan. 4. Northern
Pacific will hereafter pay passenger
and freight conductors switching
charges. The men formerly did this
work for love of the company.
Rates, depending upon classification
of conductors, will be about 50, cents
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