Washington Post, July 20, 1913, Page 22

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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1913, Washington, District Of Columbia i r" THE WASHINGTON POST: SUXDAY, JULY 20, 1913. TELLS STORY OF HER SUFFERING AS WIFE OF THE LEPER, JOHN EARLY MRS. GEORGE TAUSON, Who tells of suffering as the helpmeet of John Early, once quarantined In this city and now confined In a Washington State asylum. Having suffered Jn martyr-like shence the tortures of an outcast -which ware made doubly hard to bear through, the alleged cruelty of the man for whom she assumed her burden, Mrs. George Tausan, the divorced wife of "John RuskJn Early, leper and man of mystery, who has but recently been declared insane, consented several days ago at her home In Tacoma, "Washington, to hare to the world the nightmare life which she led wHh her afflicted husband. Mrs. Early on divorcing the man whom she had married when a girl In her teens married George Tausan, formerly clerk In the office of the treasurer of Pierce county, "Washington. "With her three children she was living happily until a few days ago, when the community was excited by the escape from Diamond Point quarantine station of an Italian, Domtnlck Pittorl, a pronounced leper. Early waa, likewise confined In this sta- tion and the report became current that he had aided Pittorl to gain freedom, and sent him forth to wreak vengeance upon Sis former wife and Tausan. Mrs. Tausan was prostrated" from fright, and guards were placed at her home, when the police were bifofmed that Pittorl had been seen prowling around the premises. It "was when con- fronted with the charge of complicity in Pittori's escape that Early conducted himself In a manner which led to the examination on which. He was pronounced insane. Famous Case in This City. "Washington residents will readily recall the controversy which raged among scientists and physicians a few years ago over Early's case, when he was taken. Into custody In this city and quarantined on the charge of being inoculated with leprosy. He came here In April of 1908 to seek a pension, having served In the Spanish-American war. In August the health authorities pronounced him a lep- er aud he was placfed tinder a guard and compelled to live In Isolation in a house on the banks of the Eastern Branch. Here his wife soon joined him with her children, and for a year the small family, shunned by the public, lived to them- selves. A New Tortc physician interested himself in the case, and, having denied the diagnosis of the malady which had been made by a number of prominent members of his profession, -was permitted to take the unfortunate man to New York city for treatment. Early was carried out of "Washington in a baggage car. After the lapse of about a year toe came to the city, but was again sent away and warned not to return. He later wan- dered through the West, until placed in the quarantine station at Diamond Point. His wife had accompanied him through- out his travels. When he was placed in the quarantine, however, she secured a divorce and remarried. Former Wife Tells of Sufferine. Her recital of her life of suffering, as told to a "Western correspondent, follows: "I lost all affection for John Early the mentflay following our she saM. In veritable purgatory with him. not because he was a leper; we did net know that he was. It was oust his true nature showing forth. I was just a girl 18 years old, I had been reared by an elder brother, -a minister, my father having died when I was a little more than 5 years old. I had been taught to avoid divorce and for that reason I did not seek one at that time." "Were you ever in fear of your life at the hands of your first Mrs. Farly ;was asked. "At Summit I did not average two hours' sleep out of every 04 for the two ninths we remained there. I w-aa a com- plete nervous wreck I JHd not know what moment Early would attempt to me and the babies. "Whea I think of it t.il I nearly go I Iiave trlod to forget U but H seens fatf- keeps it -p Vhy- for nights and nlgnts I hive Ki.n awake in my hoiae at Summit, while my babiea slent next co n-.e, wondering if it ere not a horrible nightmai e. Fights to Save Babies. "Toward the latter part of our stay at Summit, Early became so bad that I was obliged to flght him several times to keep him from beating the babies. "He seemed to detest the oldest child. Mauley, aged 5 Once he struck the boy euch a hard blow on the head that a bunch of hair, the size of an egg, was torn from his head The baby brought the hair to me, and cryingly told me, hit me "When I would interfere with Early he grab me ana hurl me aw xy. One time he barely missed from thro-wing me against a red-hot stove. While at Los Angeles my leper husband became so enraged at me, I do not know -what for, I believe he thought I was planning to leave him, that he clutched niv a-rn and scratched the top of rm 1 vnd and with his finger nailt> until rte- blood spurted out. He stopped TV hen tne eld- est boy Jumped at him showed the top of her right hand "There were white scars an eighth of an Inch wide and fioti three to four Inches in length "The doctor told me I would have '1 scars for life, she continued wita tears coming to her "I teil >ou T didn't have enough I thought, once married, ou must stand all that conies with it" did -you meet and under what Sow leper Wooed Her. I met my first liusband of forest conditions IT ti Piedmont region of Xorth Carol a is to made the result of an .iRreement Jtiit reached by tie State n 1 llo'i-ton 1 i i i i al f i-p-i sfi CP and thp -tTid on >mir "nil! TT .i stMU ittun an 1 ptoportion of forest i id rf- of lands foi tim.i an 1 ignr-utturdl purpose's will be itji i i l.'Vf ntuallv tin ejittre v, i CLf.trtd similar forest This Continuous Post, Ena'mel With National Link Spring, at This Adjustable Hammock Chair With Arms, Stout Frame, Strong Canvas Back and Seat, to Close at 69c mr This sale of dependable Furniture at reductions ranging from 25% to is attracting widespread attention among thrifty homemakers. It is an opportunity to buy the Furniture you need at generous savings, and by USING YOUR CREDIT you can settle the bill without missing the money. Get in tomorrow and profit by the many extraordinary bargains. Sample Iron Beds At Prices One or Two Beds of a Style, But All Are Eminently Desirable. They'll Go in a Hurry at These Little Prices. Beds.. 98c Beds, Beds, Beds, Extraordinary July Clearance Value in 6 Solid Oak Chase Leather Chairs With Bentwood Bannister Backs and Box front Seats Upholstered in Genuine Chase Leather This, Exact Colonial Quartered Oak Rim Extension Table Annual Summer Sale of A full-size, round- top Colonial Exten- sion Table, like cut, quartered oak rim, massive pedestal, and round feet. Matting Remnants All tKe Matting Bem- nants left from the season's stock are in this sale. All grades are represented, and many choice patterns are included. The two lots at ScYd. and lOc Yd. This Exact Three-Piece Mahogany-Finish PARLOR SUITE H- All Reed and Fiber Rockers at to Discount Handsome 3- piece Parlor Suite heavy crotch mahog- any-finish frames, best mercerized silk velour cushions, with silk tassels. An unusual value. Big assortment of pretty Rock- ers suitable for i porch or living at these reduced prices Rockers. Rockers. JL Rockers. Rockers. Rockers Syl AT Rockers. P'l The "Wonder" Automatic Davenport A Handsome Parlor Davenport by Day and a comfortable full-sized Bed at night. Changes instantly from Davenport into a Bed or back again The "Wonder" Davenport is really a won- der at this astonishingly low price It is constructed, and shown in Mahogany finish and Early English The seat and back are fitted with full set of steel coil springs which will not sag or break loose The covering- Is in royal leather, deeply tufted The tanitary feature of the "Wonder" Is the perfection of every detail m its construction and finish. This handsome piece of furniture is priced at only This Exact Solid OAK CHIFFONIER With Large Oval French Plate Mirror rumi iffft iti All Go-Carts and Reed Carriages At 25fo to 50% Off These are all 1913 model Go-Carts and Car- riages, and all are fitted with guaranteed rubber tires. Go-CarU Go-Carts Carriages Carriages Carriages Carriages Polar-Alaska Refrigerators At to Off 1 A -well-built Solid Oak Chiffonier, like cut; deep dustproof drawers, new style wood pulls large oval French-plate mirror, and shaped standards An un- matchable underselling bai- gain at the prk-e. UB FURNIT MPANY Corner ets N. W. Every Refrigerator in stock it> in the the different sizes in this year's models. FAMILY-SIZE REFRIGERATOR APARTMENT REFRIGERATOR SPAPFRf ;

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