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Sunday:, morning, august 20, 1905.J -PBICE FIVE CENTS. s HiATOKIC ALffiNAMON OF WIPES AFFECTION; BGBABG1D BY JOHJN MAN, WHO SEEKS T PAUPEEEZE MINE OWMR . ; Na Allegations of Impropriety Are Made by A. Roy Fuller Against His Wife, Who, He Says, Is Above Suspicion She Frankly Tells Him That She Loves Budd M. Robinson, Whose Fortune Is Estimated at $300,000 Fuller Sues for $15,00O, but His Scheme of Vengeance Is to. Have Mrs. Robinson Get Her Husband's Money Parallel Mentality Given as Reason for Attachment' Which Wrecked Two Home's Were Former Friends. 4tf &JDQT4 SOBZHSOTi OQPLINTIAN WHO Z& JtCCUOED juj&txrme 72ze'jiiwbctign& CFrJ2KU.XC7yCaiLJSK. 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Roj- Fuller. wlmoe. htmbuxl u formerly pri vate rerretsry t Mr. RoMimon. No rliance of In inmnle? in made. Mm. Fuller left Jcplln on July 1 aftar teltlns; her hueband tlut ah lored Mr KnMuson letter than she Imed him fi la nld to b In Ohieaco. Sir no!lnm lft Jopltn on Julr 7 and nt to ChlcmtO. A to Ril W ult asRlnut him f.r fli.t. h say- TTiem amtp imprnfrietr In ocr relattor.. Our tastes were th jir.l w re IrretlstlMy 4ran to earli ithr " Kuller vaj-?. They thoiht the name thoushtl. aa they UkM th amtne tMnca. bat tnir retotiiina went no further than frlenlhlr. My wife H abore au-plcion." Platonic IlenaUon. Bright, tmar nJ brfc-zr JopHn. tk Mtropotln of Anotawaat Mljourl. la not Mlly atartle.i by a scandal, but she has keen mad to ap and alt up and tak artlea within tr. laat week. nne! is the (Oaa. of a Mantel with no real yearvlat In u that many of to Inhabitant cf tiila areat niimnjr tn tMctiivl to reserve Judgment until the now aBoua Fuller-HoMnaon caaa haa ben nally adjudlcate.1 in the, enurtn. That tlier la wm for skepticism la rknoaledsed. Platnnl.i alienation la ao "" ir.ina; in Jiinnprndejice mz atrange a th'ng In Joriln. or for thai mat er anywher- rl, thjt the people m ha to b better aualnted with It be forn thty HI cotii to r It flne point. Budd Jr. lnt.n.xjurc and rirti. 1 lajr iM for SIK.V by A. Ilr.y Fuller, xo'jsc and poor, who chnrgvii that Kobbi on haa alienated the ffrttnn f jftw. ruller That tho rruulims of Robinson and Mr. Puller rerr estanded beon4 the bivumU of .Flatonlem 1 acknowledged and rtnp!ia.tzal ty th accuser. Thla coti'litlon promlaaa to make the af fair toorr than a nine-days wrcder la Joplln. Not onlj- laymen In tho homa town of the principal wli: watch th case with ms-t absorbing Intererr. but lawyers throughout the country will lok to It fr i precedent. Already twopromlrrnt fairtil! are ra !iope"sly Involved that no ono j t.i5a ennuch to predict the wutcome. Kuiirr and li!a wife are ltilng apart ae a remit of th tanlo and the relations of Robin on ani Ms wife are said to tc most for tut Thera r.r was a closer circ of friends lhi U.ro ane four persons un til frf sreeki fo. So Arm were the ties of frirndrhlp. which roucd them all to getbrr, that tlrte waa a savoring of hcartstTirgn when thy wre rent asun der. Moat ? all did tii two women suf fer. a-OLIttERS OF FORT CNR. MEX WERK WARM FRIENU5. BaJd M. RoblTV'on and A. Roy ruUrr were seWers af fortune. They ld mcch TbeT ere peer, tftev were lCr long time before they adt ether It prndula of their antra sartnglr to tle wm btat. T bsafc thea the finger of Fat., pointed oag tJst & J tine Held ef Matsstari. sawt t both of tbem the voice aT DislHj Wat: "Co there and lae for waaHk. tw arers above tap same age. They avarneo. xney saw ine jha -raataae ttet of yccth. Iji a aaara jantan, waere mtasan ayis- aW ! " tnesr aaraoeta. a sjajg aTSVaBsstlt' na ioo no vHtos ranea To-nwer. rsaatlaaast wrest tbrre FuSer TMc He years. Things had , arith ktsa. Try vsasld that eluaJre reoal- aT wMcb wU eoaMa hisa wktrh awalta tsoar I'-. fca asw aaVaagam aaH r Jasper werttl of ha MMMt fioroQtAfiV 1 STATEMENTS BY PRINCIPALS IN SUIT r BtroB m. eat. It seems :o :n that HaVA Is a pretty cheap price to jut on :l.c fTccUons' 4 of a woman that jou really care for. 1 have done nothing wrorsjr: r.eSrhfr ha"! Mr. ullr. IVe have been good friends and I think l:a- litd 1 c:Laln'-4 sort of attraction for each other. I hae a wife and a T-ysir-old boy. and I: 4 would do anything In the world ralbtr than Injure them. I fall to eo why a.'d man cannot lsie a woman frier.d as well as a man frlnd. rnrairlly !t " oer mutual aFpreoation of th qualities of a good horse that drew ns toath"r ! We both liked to ride, asd w did so openly, mostlr In dnjlitih:. If wc w-reij out after dark it waa on the. main traveled toad?, on which thr; . almayp a! d great deal of traffic around JVplin. We were never where we hvjld not - Mr.d!''d arerc never uder a roof together. ecert In our fcornj or at ru-'15 cn:riin-J'd atentf at shich my wife was present. i'd ' - i ' mm . - iB-aa 4s.i IWKf- tlstt were tsaart- BV A. T rtCTLLCB. ! d .My wife ts all right, eacept that ah has left our home Ker cs-vv-atiun; , with Robfrjon was the cause. Some men would so out and shoot, him. others' as would give htm a beating. I Ms big etogh to thrash hlrn. bet ! do sot S7ant!-w d to da that. Mi. RoMsaoft 's a flne woman. I admire her grttvtly ar.d I would; iw bk to see her get the fortune which he ttow bas. If there Is any wav tfl-d d force him to drnd has prcpertj- arith her or gne it all to her and get out or'd d town. I UI be to da It. My wife ard Robinson are more alik- tnau anytj! d man and waaaan I tare ever seen. They are both strcng-mindM and lf-..'d d willed. Ha aaaa't gat her yet. but if ever be gets her they will lead a cat-asd-! d d dog life. !,' a I stiactively they had felt thir kirirfilr-' Jn tfte family of atri-rera. Rcbinson was :rn preased by tha satire brightness of FuHJ-r. whom be came to look upon as a coun cilor aad an adrlser In effort to rie:hls rtal.." Wren, at last. Rubinvos was n a poslUon to take a la cs a rirvel mining land the tsto wtt or it r gether. Thrre waa a periM f feezih sraltBRg- acj then bapprnl the tSJrti wbic so fften falls cut in the Jola the roaeate views at kwr n-cshaad. she had social asacratlsns is not to bs ooubted. In -flew of sabseajsta t events, be waa Sued to afefcte) In wb rralana where woasen rule, but ttere waa ts raem within the inaiaatd rlrHa fcr the wtfe ef '. Far a tl-ae sbe t dancing to add to her husband's lavcADje. Nat far diBcraat waa tbe rieaiea af Mra. other Mfe in that ker hi rly atje- tbe rat It trtrt. I . at bla aalary aa a psain sabw-j Isag hs was rn mart t had aat Jhratwd Waa. J -ahrr" ta tha a -sink.' In t-.t(k- ts aaaa ttranafaiaid from a strucxfng ta tha owfasr of a paying mtnr.'l-Ie the ptfrj atea or Jm iit lon. II.- liocamr bey.iti ths powers of inJIviiluil effort nnd when it was neces-:Mrj- for lilm to hire a prlmte yrcr-tary h did not h-itiite In the -el.-cti.m. A. ISoy Tullor was the man of mtn for the, pine. Now. too, Mrs. Roblr.son came ir.lo her otin. Loors of xcluv- homes In Joplln crnr,i to her a if by magic. Hound by rourri in th BicTit of the social ladder she tool: villi hr the fricd of til- dajs that were different. Mr. A. Roy Fuller. At n receptlun guen by Mr. Robinson two yars ao llrs. I'uUer was in th re crivint; llr. R.s.tlnjr the hostes. Sirs. RotiT0!i introduced Mr. Fuller to Mr. ttlrison Thi vtm ! beginning of that tranpe relatlot.shlp ihlch lias Invoked four l.i's la tti" meshc? of misfortune. ROBINSON MCET WIFE OF HIS SECRET.VRT. Robinson had never before mt the wifa of his secretary. Those were busy times 'or the mn. Affair? of moment filled their days and nights and they htd little time asd less Inclination for social diversion. They wer- -ate of routine. Fuller htd the full confidence of hi m plojer ard to his shire fell most of the ofSre Kork. Robinson looked after the mines and sew thst toe product wastsken from the cround at the minimum of ex-pn-e atil M at the maximum of froflt. With tN- frankness of a hoy Robinsoa said to Full-r the morning after the re cerrton: "Itor. I like your wife.- There was sotktr. but corapiiaaent la th re mark. It was received with appreciation and was roon forgotten. To-dy Kofcirjn will say ta anyone who arks him. 1 like Mrs. Fuller." He r it without bravado and without shame. He rays It with a steady vsiro and a clear and move! eje. There is. in his msnner the same boyish frankness which caused bis remark to seeta harmless warn It was em mad, -nranger still it ts regarded as innocent by tha aau of all mtm stW m.'e.ht l-e exte:ted at thl time to accept it with Mi-plclon bom of jealousy. Rut right h're Is the strange resture of Ihe wlio'e querr stcry. There Is r.r taint of Jealousy anywhere. Fuller ! not Jealous of Robinson. So far as on bo Judged from the statements made by those most closely Interested this Is the fact. Tcwn gesips may and do try to go behind tbe returns, but the records are clesn so far a first-hand Information can Le; relied urwn. Recognition of this point ! ntv.-w.ary to a full appreciation of the ewnta which followed) that no nientui tlm when jour.g Robinson first said: "Ro-. I like yoor wlfe. Vet Fuller h debated with himself the advisability cf shootlrg Robinson v He lias weighed the policy of admlnateri(u corpor al punishment, and. putting both aside, he has figured an entirely different scheme of revenge, which in Itself la mm novel as the Platonic basla of his action. PARALLEL MENTAUTT: PLAN Of VENGEANCE. Aa outlined by Robinson, afed in every point agreed to by Fuller, there was no motive except parallel aaentallty in the actions of Robinson and Mrs. Fuller. If there ts a similar parallel btsnii the alnm of Fuller and Mrs. Roeicaon It haa not so far shown on the ssrfaca. except aa possibly indicated by Fuller's atea of vm geaace. The accusing haaaand daaa sot iaapugn tha motives of Robinaoa aad Mrs. miliar daring the two years when they were frequently together! Bat when ha saw what this mutual attraction led ta he at tempted to correct has error of Jadgsaeat. ar.d the result la tbe rarnlag ef two hoaaes. After that pivotal nlgtu ef his wife's re ception RoMnsott fewad that Mrs. Fuller had tha aaaaa leva as ha had far outdoar l!e and adveprarr. Ms) waa mm. aetrre. well-aaia-d waaaan. tha Teey aawaaita af brr rather Abov- all. good r!ler. In Joplin tl.ere Is no better man In the sjddlc than Robinson. Hli frst tutlay Tth'n he nuda his fortune tias for a hor.ee. Ore day he told Fu'.le- thtt lie r.a s Irg M take Sirs. rul!-r u t? how her his mines at nutwood. "I'll hire an Mr: horre at th- liverj stable and tal.e it around to the hourr for l.-r." he u'j. Thert m no objection. N Th they rode Jjy a(l-r iU Sirs Rob inson ktien Filler kn-. 'Th--y dfd nut told his wife that the visits of Robinson to the'r house mut cease. At every point of th story frankneas iVnand- attention. As j'iolel by Fuller, his wife's rejilv a': "l carpet heH It. Roj. I love Sfr. Rob Irjin murs than I lot a jot.." Fuller": ultimatum iras enforc"!. It was not to sit-; by Robinson. FuIIr does ret clis?se that there wer- any clandc?lln. rreeUnc. Sir-. I"u!lr left Jopliii on July I. Ke-- se the shadow of traced;- Mlowicss tb- ! fnon saj.i tfcat he did not know jouihful rider. Sirs- Robinon had t.o In- clinallon for the port, Uorilnr-on had no J that hu -enl to Chicago and that his raw t-mt Imm asal waaa ' K time. 8o the tiro of th four con-1 lrlcn'5 wo could enjoyed thmscle wlili- tl other two were complacent. Joon the rid er became familiar flsure on the streets cf Jopltn and oti tl.e rued to the mine. At times Mrs. Fuller would rid oat to the works and join Robinson there One ilay an employe said to the mine owner: "Mr. Robtneon. jour wife; ha. Leea he;e looking fcr jou." That Is not my wife." iw the frank reply, "that Is Mrs. rulier. Sha likes to ride and ah takes a great Interest in the fame." These) rides and the fact that the two were frequently partners at dances at rrhlch Mrs. Robinson was present, mark the extent to which even the gossips of the town will go ta describing the actions of Mrs. Fuller and Roblruran. When Feller found a better position be left the ofll'-e of the mine own-r.but both men say that at that time th-re waa no breacn. This dH not com- until about two aaoatha ago. when. In Fuger'a language, be asked for a sl.ow downl There were thoae who had talked about the rides aad the daaces. rulier d-cMed that an explanatloej eras due. six days later trat sbe bad gone. II say am sara thapa what h I "If tlve in zoi-.s there was good. When tie returned to Joplln a few days later he aid that Jlr FUIer wan with friends In Chicago. He refuv) to talk because. t.e says. thU Is not the time to tell what happened, as a result of his trip. He will ret even dlrcuss a statement made by rulier. that Mrs. Robinson received a let ter from t'hieago. purporting to eon's from her husband and telling her thr.i Robinson loved Mrs. Fuller better than he loved Mrs. Robinson. "Can this be an unusual Instaaee e? pUtosic affection r is a njastlon which many la Joplln would like to hare an--wri-red. When Joha Raskin gave his w '.fa to his friend. MlllaJa, where waa the ex act point at which ptatonisat merged In to pasefon? Who can say? O-tadnry least of all the gensipa. in tats cas Fuller beMeve, that the boundary has net been passed. He aaya that Mrs. Robin-f-in shares his behef. She. herself will make no statement. Bat there a yet to be told one of the aweerest of the fea tures which go to aaalle a the entangle ment. Fuller takes has ease into tha civil ra-u. Ha aaaaa fee dataag-s ta the ex tent of am.at. Kla aaettve. aa ha hiss. veir states. K ts traaavr ' Jars. -SI !. Jl i$l r' ,x,.. At SV-. ZfeSla.