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Former Employee Sleeps in Bed of Doctor Who Sailed on Titanic
MIDDLETOWN, N. Y., April 18---While the friends of William C. Dulles of Philadelphia, who has a summer home at Goshen, a passenger on the lost Titanic, were awaiting with grief and anxiety some news concerning his fate an unusual incident took place at his bungalow on his farm near Prospect Lake.

For some time past, John Pippin, a half-breed Indian, standing six feet two inches in height, has been employed in the Dulles place. Monday he became wildly intoxicated and was discharged. Yesterday he returned to the farm still intoxicated and violent. He went to the stables and while there was kicked by a horse and a wound four inches long and two inches deep was made in his leg. His shoulder was also dislocated.

Pippin then went to the caretaker, Catherine Casey, and took from her the keys of the bungalow, and entering the place went to Mr. Dulles's room and retired in Mr. Dulle's [sic] bed. The caretaker reported the matter. A warrant was issued and at midnight last night the officer went to the bungalow, forced the door of the bedroom, which Pippin had barricaded with a bunk and pieces of furniture, and placed the half-breed under arrest.

Pippin had provided himself with an axe as a weapon of defense, but he had no opportunity to use it.

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