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NORA LEE -:- By Elenore Mehenn
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Writer of Great
Serial “Chiclde”
Presents a New
Novel of Modern
Life, Centered
. on the Heart and
the Mind of the
.“Flapper.”
r; synopsis. .
r _ Margaret Meadows married Witt
X>m at seventeen. Hie dissolute
*abita made her miserable, hat she
endured him for three years. The
eight he raised his hand to hie two
gear-old child 4m a drunken rage she
Slipped from his home with her baby.
Margaret supported her daughter
by teaching school to Fairdale, where
she met Andrew. She was twenty-
Ma and he was twenty-nine. Andrew
was well-to-do and popular, but bad
an invalid wife, victim of nerves
and bad disposition. " ', f
He was attracted to Margaret.
Their friendship was platonic and
their meetings infrequent until their
love insisted upon being recognised.
(Continued tram Yesterday.)
One day in the middle of the
next week when the children
passed the big house they saw
boards nailed over all the win
dows. The wicker chairs were
taken from the lawn. The lilac
trees were stripped. Everything
had a lonely look.
Nora Lee was terribly excited.
She couldn’t imagine what had
happened and went flying back
to the school house with the
news. Andrew’s house was all
called up! He was gone! The
white lady was gone ”
It was a long time that Mar
garet just kept rubbing chalk
’ old red plush erasers.
The child said: "Well—you don’t
•sem much surprised. You didn’t
know, did you?"
knew. This is tho time
that people go away.”
* ha ‘ Nora Lee feel hot
•nd foolish. She did’nt know
what answer to make and kept
falsing her eyebrows in a
Mamma talked as
though she didn’t care—didn’t pre
tend to care at all. Then why
» - ®*J® always looked at Andrew
•o • Why had she given that
happy laugh whenever he was
there?
®he «J<l Vaguely; "Oh, I sup
pose he’ll be coming back, huh?”
“I suppose so- -
That’s why you don’t
Even under the fine powderinx
Of’chalk she saw Margaret!
cheeks redden. Theh thateltare
. Margaret said in a soft way:
*°l n * to have a venation,
too. Npra Lee—you and I—”
A few weeks after this they
pocked up. They even took the
pictures from the walls. Nora Lee
guessed by this that they were
never coming back. She cried her
eof to sleep, hating to leave this
place because the berries grew so
red along the stream and there
were such poppies in the fields.
The night before they went
they walked out to the hills. It
was a holy, gentle night. The sky
had clouds of flame and pearl;
there were sweet scents every
where.
Nora Lee said: "Why do we have
to leave, marmee? And never com
ing bock?”
•“You’ll like it where we’re going.
It will be a lovely place.”
"You can’t be sure, can you?
Are we going where Andrew is?”
"No— T
"Won’t we ever see him any
more?”
' Margaret’s clasp tightened on
the child's hand. They were al
most running now. The hills went
all around them, silent and brown
and vast. You could see their
mighty breasts edrved still and
dark against the sky. You could
'' hear a breathing like some deep,
eternal sigh; or Hke the dim, un
dying echo of • song flung down
the forgotten yesterday.
Margaret’s heart was trembling.
She was alone in this majestic sol*
Itude; lonlier now than on that
Bight when she stood in the dark
ened street, the baby in her arms.
\ For that night it was only death
•be left behind her; how it was
Life—the dear life itself she was
renouncing.
Nora Lee whispered: "We’re
iged, marmee, aren’t we? Then
why do we do these things?”
She drew the child closer and
kissed the sweet young face. She
answered: "Sad? How can I be
•ad, when I have you, my gipsy
1 child?"
So they went away from Fair
dale. the child and the mother to
gether. No one knew the wild re
gret in Margaret's heart, nor all
its aching tumult when she turned
with such a quiet grace from the
x sweetness and the beauty that
were so sadly offered.
No one knew how hard this was
to do, now how her spirit shouted.
So they put apace between them
and their love. Margaret went
to one end of the earth; Andrew
to another. Time, too. hardened
between ther. Time and peace—
with these they tried to cheat
the hunger that they could not
kill. ’ %
Summer glowed on the moun
tain tope dewy and young when
Margaret and Nora Lee reached
the little cottage. It was shu -<*d
far back, like a dim, white star,
hidden by a thousand leafy spires.
And there was hush and rhythm
as of softly-chanted players about
the place—the infinite majestic
cadence of the solitudes.
"Ah," Margaret thought and
smiled "Herd I will forget.
Here there is a peace.” ,
When Nora Lee slept, she wpnt
’ Out and stood beneath tho trees,
lifting her fa-te to the gentle
coolness of the night. She pushed
ter down the troubled voices in
her, heart, that she might hear
the vast, primeval quiet • • •
(Continued on' Pago •, Column I.)
THE WEATHER
Generally fair tonight and
tomorrow; slightly wanner
tomorrow;moderate, possible
fresh north and northwest
winds, diminishing.
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CHURCH SEXTON ACCUSED
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BY THREE LITTLE GIRLS
WILLMAKE
EXAMPLE
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Prosecution to Press Caso to
Limit—Children to
Toll Stories
Aroused by the increasing num
ber of cases where aged men are
accused of “fondling little giris,’
Assistant United States District
Attorney Joseph Bruce today is
taking steps to proseetor.to the
limit the case of William Mar
cellus Collins, sixty-eight-year-old
church sexton.
Collins will face Judge Mc-
Mahon in police court this after
noon on a statutory charge
brought on the accusations of
three little Sunday school giris
ranging from six to eleven years.
Results of Examination-
While the trio of little giris
frolicked in Assistant District At
torney Bruce’s office, their mothers
held handkerchiefs to their eyes,
while Dr. 8. Logan Owens solemn
ly advised Mr. Bruce of the results
of the'physical examination of the
girls. ‘
Dr. Owens plainly told the au
thorities that in view of his find
ings, he believed severe action
should be taken if he is proven
guilty.
While the conferences were be
ing held in the office of Mr.
Bruce, Collins was held in a cell
in police court. -
The preliminary hearing will be
called this afternoon, when the
little girls are expected to tell
their stories.
Mr. Bruce will ask the court that
Collins be held for action of the
gtend jury on statutory charges,
in IS,OOO bond.
Arrested At Shack.
It was disclosed .today, that the
police encountered great difficulty
in placing the aged sexton under
arrest. It appears that the sexton
has been trying to emulate a hermit,
and is building a secluded shack in
a wooded part of Virginia six
miles *rom the District. It was
while he was at work on his isolated
home that he was placed under
arrest.
The pastor of the church where
Collins was sexton and the little
giris attended, together with three
(Continued oft Page 2, Column «.)
WANT-Alf
NEWJZ
Here are a few of the new want* ap
pearln* in today’s elaaUfled section:
Acoustleon Hear-O-Phone lost.
Inspect today. Beautiful bungalow*,
located just south of Woodridge.
Boy. white, wanted to work around
store.
'"S.’iS’SS ***••'
On Calvert St. N. W., room for g
gentlemen;, private bath.
!? bur S a . 1 ! 1-vess-;,
model 4?. Soil cheap for cash.
‘assiFiair -
•»« bath In,
beautiful suburbs; upper floor
rents for US per month.
Dining room set, table, china closet.
Six chairs and ether household
goods for sale.
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She May .Be The Next
' Governor Os
Texqs
MRS. MIRIAM FERGUSON, ,
Wife of life impeached Governor ,
bf ths' Lone BtM State. She ran ,<
second in the primary and win i
oppose the Ku Kiux Klan nominee «
in the run-off election.
WOMHGOND i
IN TEXAS RAGE i
FOB 001. i
Mrs. Hiram Ferguson Leads
Lynch Davidson by Over [I
3,000 Votes ;
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FORT WORTH. Tex., July 29. .
As election officials today continued 1
their task of tabulating the 700,000 ,
votes cast in the Texas primary ]
Saturday, Mrs. Miriam Ferguson,
first woman gubernatorial candidate J
in Texas, and wife of the former ]
impeached Governor James E. Fer- i
guson, was again in second place,
preceded by Judge Felix Robertson, i
of Dallas, who had increased his |
majority to 48,000 votes. . i
With Robertson increasing his big
lead on every count, the content
has settled down to a see-saw affair
for second place between Lynch
Davidson, of Houston, and Mrs.
Ferguson.
Both hftve occupied second platy
twice and as today’s count began,
Mrs. Ferguson held the position
with a lead slightly over 8,000 votes.
FIVE DISTRICT MEN
HONORED AT MEADE
When commissions and medals
were awarded to the trainees at
Camp Meade. Md., yesterday, but
one commission, as second lieutenant.
Officers Reserve Corps, was awarded
to this city,' Edward N. Hartnett, a
student at Georgetown University,
receiving the honor.
In the distribution of medals, i
four Washington men—Elmer F. .
Stein, Howard C. Cross, John 8.
Nesbitt and Geotge W. Gibbs—wore
awarded gold medals for profi
ciency in mllita v training.
The presentations were made by
Major General Charles H. Muir,
U. 8. A., retired, former commander
of the Third Corps area.
U. S. TO TAKE HAND IN
TRENCH MOUTH DISEASE!
The United Statw Public Health
Service today started an Investiga.
tion of an epidemic of "trench
mouth" in Hagerstown Md., where
one death already has occurred
from the disease.
Officials here said their advices
on the Maryland epidemic were
meager, but thst full reports had
been requested from authorities in
the infected region.
Secret Charges Against
Slayers Are Heard at Trial
U.S. GIVEN
DENIAL OF
PERSIA
Exonerates Police in Slaying
of Imbrio—Mere Ar- ...
- rests Made
Br latorMtioeal Stows gorvleo.
LONDON, July 28.—Practically
all persona implicated in the killing
of Robert Whitney Imbrte, Ameri
can vice consul, at Teheran, have
been arrested, the Persian legation
announced today.
The legation, in a formal state
ment called forth by a Washington's
warning note to Persia, said that
the police did not -take part in the
attack, but, on the contrary, suf ;
sered casualties attempting to res- i
cue the American. One policeman
was killed and several wounded.
The statement pointed out that,
due to sectarian feeling at Teheran
the police were ordered to do noth
ing which would aggravate ill feel
ing. These orders, it is said, led
the police to refrain from firing
upon the mob.
Awaits Persian Action.
The State Department was with
out official advices today from
Joseph Saul Kornfeld, American
minister in Persia, following his
report on the’ delivery nf .the
American note threatening with
drawal of recognition unless steps
were taken to punish those respon
sible fer the killing of Vice Consul
Imbrie.
It was explained that Minister
Kornfeld probably would withhold
another report until the Persian
government at Teheran had been
given an opportunity to carry out
the demands made by the United
States, including the arrest and
punishment of those implicated in
the Imbrie murder.
RAIL TORPEDO BLAST
ALARMS NEIGHBORHOOD
Explosion of a railroad* torpedo
in the alley in the rear of Q street,
between Twenty-first, and Twenty
second streets northwest, last night
alarmed the residents. The excite
ment was abated only when police
assured the excited cltisens there
was no danger.
After investigating, police stated
the torpedo was planted |»y boys
who wished to play a prank.
HURTS KILL J. E. DUNLOP,
ENGINEER SOCIETY’S SEC.
CHICAGO, July 28.—Joan B. Dun-.,
lap, of Hastings-On-Hudson, nation
ally known engineer and secretary
of the American Society of Engi
neers with headquarters in New
York City and Chicago, died today.
He succumbed to injuries received
in a train wreck on June 80, on
the Chicago, Burlingto n and Quincv
Railroad at Buda. 111.
Just Like Caesar’s Wife .
ROME. July 29.—The newspaper '
Impero today warned the parlla
jmentary opposition not to attempt
to Implicate Premier Mussolini in
the Matteotti murder scandal, say
ing Musaolinl "is above suspicion."
. Ear Cut With Cleaver
John Retater, twenty, of 1802 I
street northeast, while twirling a
cleaver in the Benning packing
house today, cat off part of his left
ear. He was treated at Casualty
Hrtapital • r y*
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For the first time since the Franke’ murder trial started, the alienists for the State and for the
defense came face to face yesterday. All were friendly, although they take iesno with the other over
the sanity of the millionaire son’s slayers. Left to right. Doctor Bernard Glock, of New York, and
Doctor William Healy, of Boston, both witnesses for the defense; Doctor William 0. Krohn and Doctor
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Moir
BLOWS SAFE
• IN MINN.
Surrounds Town With Autos,
and Fights Citizens—Women
Take Part
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 2».
A bandit army moving in a fleet
of motor care surrounded Dover,
Minn., near St. Charles, early to
day, blew the safe in the First
State Bank, terrorised the town for
nearly two hours and made off Witt)
only a few hundred dollars In loot
when one of their number was 'in
jured by a premature blast which
failed to open ■ the inner vault. x
Two women entered the bank with
the safe blowerti and are believed
to have assisted in the buhgled job
of cracking the strong box.
' Lieutenant George Hills trom. of
the Minneapolis police, command’d
a gun squad which started in the
direction of Dover to head off the
•bandit party.
At the time his car left it wan
known that more than a score of
bandits participated in the hold-up,
and the police squad faces the
probability 'of being out numbered
and out-fought should it encounter I
the army.
Three or four hundred persons
living in Dover were aroused by
the explosion of the charge which
wrecked the cuter doors of the
' safe and left the floor stained with
the blood of one of the robber i.
H. Tubbs, depot agent at Dover,
stepped out of the front door ot
his house with a revolver in hie
hand to investigate the explosion.
He was met with a fusillade of
shots. • ' I ■ .
Citi st ns who went to th* tele
phone to call St. Charles and give
the alarm, discovered that all lines
had been cut and Tubbs, going to
his telegraph key at the depot
later found that even the tele
graph wires had b*eq severed.
tor me ouiw.
Members of French
Bar Pay Honors
to Hughes
PARIS, July 29.—French of
ficials and leading members of
the French bar united today in
paying honors to Secretary of
State Charles E. Hughes.
The American statesman was
the guest of Jules Jusserand,
French ambassador to the Unit
ed States, at a private luncheon.
Later he attended a reception of
the French bar at the Palace of
Following a reception at city
ball Secretary Hughes was to at
tend a dinner in his honor at the
American embassy this evening.
FLDRIDA-D.JC.
BUN SUSPECTS
■ HELD
Five of 36 Recently Indicted
Are Arrested in Jack-
sonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. July 28.
(Five of the thirty-six persons re
cently indicted in Tampa on charges
of being connected with a powerful
liquor ring that has been operating
between the east and west create
of Florida and Washington, had
been arrested at noon today. ■
About twenty of the indictments
were returned against people living
m Jacksonville, it was learned at
the United State's marshal’s office
today, and other arrests are ex
pected, momentarily.
The five arrested were:
Fred Weaver, special agent es the
Clyde teamship Line; C. F/Johnson,
G. W. Keys railroad men of Jack
sonville; Martin Williams, negro
Pullman porter, and PV-kena Gor
don. Red Cap at ths Union Station
here.
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JOE SHRUTE IS
IB OPPOSE
5 GRIFFS
Bucky Harris Will Call *on
Marberry for Farewell
With Indians
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 29.
The fighting Griffs close their series
with the Indians here today, mov
ing on to Detroit tonight by boat.
With Firpo Marberry carded to
do the twirling, the Griffs feel sure
of breaking even in the series
against the rejuvenated Tribo. The
spirit among ths Griffs is on high
order. They feel that they will
win a majority of their games out
here and remain in the flag hunt
t© the end.
Tria Speaker is expected to have
Joe Shaute, his young southpaw,
warmed up for today s getaway
skirmish and ho quarter will be
given.
Unde Nick Altrock is absent to
day. He left last ntght tor Spring
field, Mses., where today he is
showing his comedy stuff at a big
Elks celebration. He will Join th*
team at Detroit tomorrow.
HERRIN RIOT CASES TO BE
TRIED IN WILLIAMSON CO.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illa, July 2S.—
United States Judge Walter C.
Lindley, today remained twenty-one
of the famous twenty-three Wil
liamson county cases growing out
of the Feberuary S riots, back to
the Williamson county courts for
The ruling was a defeat for
Giehn Young, paid Ku Klux Klan
raider, who was defendant in nine
teen of the eases and who will
now go to trial at Herrin or
Marion.
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Unprintable “Sex” Confes
sions of Leopold and Loeb 1
Read to Stenographers
x ßy GEORGE F. HOLMES, ,
InternaUoMl New* Service.
CRIMINAL COURT, CHICAGO*
Joly 29.—Any and all efforts by
the corps of alienists employed by
the wealthy Leopold and Loeb
families to represent “Dicky” Loeb
and Nathan Leopold, jr., to be in
sane or mentally incompetent—
thus furnishing the “mitigating
circumstances” for the cold-blood
ed* murder of little Bobby Franks
—will be hotly contested by the
State, which is seeking to hang
them for the crime.
Insanity Plea Forfeited. ?
This was re-affirmed in positive
language today by State’s Attorney'
Robert E. Crowe as the eighth day
of the Leopold-Loeb trial got under
way in Justice Caverley’s court.
He was aroused by the report of
Doctor William Healy, a Boston
psychiatrist employed by the defense
in which Leopold was said to be
"dangerous" and of ■ "paranoiac anA
monomaniac type."
This talk ot paranoia and mono
mania Indicated to the prosecution
forces that the defense is going to
skate close to the line,
of pleading insanity for the youth
ful collegians, despite its forfeiture
of that right when it pleaded th*
boys guilty.
May Demand Jury. ;
“At the first effort to represent
these boys to be insane, or mentally
incompetent,” said Crowe, “I will
ask Justice Caverly to call a jury
in the case. These fellows are
guilty, they are sane, and the fact
they had adolescent dreams is no
reason why they should not pay the
full penalty for their atrocious
crime.”
The defense counsel merely smiled
and went ahead with their plans
for Introducing, as soon as the
State finishes, at least a half down
men of medical science who will
testify to the "queerness" of "Babe”
and "Angel Face Dickie."
A large sised map ot the vicinity
where Loeb and Leopold stuffed
Ftanks* body into the drain' pipe and
burled his clothes was hung up in
the court room today as the session
opened. This was to enable the
court and the counsel to more closely
follow the story of the crime as It
was related in the voluminous state
ments and the concessions them
selves, which both Leopold and Loeb
made. ■ '
Boys Nudge and Laugh.
The reading of these statements
was resumed at the outset of the
session. In these early statements
Leopold and Loeb presented a care
fully preparedi alibi, and they smiled
curiously todap' as they heard their
two-months -old falsehoods intoned in
the court room. At times thoy
nudged each other and laughed.
Both defense and prosecution coun
sel conferred privately with Justice
Caverly-this, morning over whether

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