Contributed by Loren H
Description: Hortenstein Declared InsaneDate: August 24 1905
Source: my granary
A Pueblo Colorado dispatch of August 8th says:
Hale Hortenstein of Roswell New Mexico was declared after an examination in the county court this afternoon before Judge Frank E Mirick and was committed to Woodcroft sanitorium.Hortenstein is a young man barely of age and was married but six weeks ago in the New Mexico town.He was ???(can't make out) and his wife,Mrs Mamie E Hortenstein, a handsome young woman about the same age. The family is well connected in New Mexico and wealthy.
The young husband was seized by epileptic fits and became violent.He was placed on the stand and stated that he had been to Denver and was going to buy all the laundries there and thoroughly clean the city.The charges of insanity he said was a put up job and he stated there was nothing the matter with his mind and never had been.There were many pathetic features during the hearing.