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Book to help' her.
"Louise would be 19 in June.
Berthe would be 17 in May, and
Charles 15 this month. Here are
their baby pictures.
"I was married 20 years ago '"to
Caesar Louis Sourdiljon.' He was
a journalist here in Paris, consid
erably older than my sell; he i's
60 now. Our horfeymoon lasted
,but a very short time ; my hus
band began to neglect me and
finally we separated.
"I was granted a divorce and
the custody of my chi'dren in
1899, on the grounds of cruelty
and desertion. The decree gave
umy husband the right to see the
children once a week, from 10
a. m. to 4 p. m. One day the gov
erness took the children to see
their father. 7
"When she went Jpr them at 4
o'clock, she was ' tpld that M.
Soiirdillon and his mpther had
taken the children for -a walk.
They never came back.
"The Paris police could find no
trace of them. I began to search
on my own account. Everything
I had, went with' my husband,
and I could not employ detec-
tives. My mother came to my
rescue, and soon we ha,d spent her,
fortune in the search We were
forced to start a boarding house
to keep up the work and to live.
"Systematically I wrote to
French consuls everywhere. My
investigations proved the" chil
"drenvwere taken first to England
and then to America.. I Jearned
that they first went to'San Fran
cisco, then to San Diego, to Los
Angeles about 1908 and to Den-
vef.-rLastly I heard 'theywere in'
"Nptonelcan imagine my suffer
ing during the 13 years ssihee my
children were stolen from me."
Mme. Sourdillon fs the daugh
ter of the late Charles c$'laSaHe,
a surgeon in the French-nay-y and
a knight of the Legion of Honor.
In the salpn at 100 rue dvLang
chanjps hangs a swordtp'fjbsented
to Mm by the city oflBrelst. for
Heraged mother, Mme. de la
SalleSwas a.vvoman of wealth' and
renri,ejrftent.' - -"" 1
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"The lion was so tame it ate off
his hand." '
" v Not Exactly.
Conductor "Did you-get out
and stretch your legs when we
stopped at the junction ?" VJ
Passenger "Well, tnotexaU
ly. ,went into the dining-car
and had ttiem pulled'
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