June 13, 1907

Mrs. Spahn, Who Played Organ Two
Hours, Rings Bells.

Mrs. Ellen Spahn, the insane woman who for seven hours played the organ last Sunday in Holy Trinity church, rang doorbells, and rapped on windows on the East side yesterday morning until she was taken charge of by the police and placed in the General hospital. She carried a prayer book with her, and talked disconnectedly to all she met of colors, religion and music. Her home is at 1603 Norton avenue and two daughters and a son have been to the hospital to see her. They will have her examined as to her sanity. She is a cultured woman about 55 years old. Grief over the recent death of a son is supposed to have cost her reason.