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One day, the son, William,
passing through the factory, was
struck by Mary's beautiy. He
stopped and talked to her, and
soon after sent fofberto.see him
in his office. "
Mary was frightened. But)
William F. Peters was the boss,
and it does not, do for working
girls to offend thetboss.
So when William F, Peters 1
asked her for permission to call
on her, she gave it
He called, not once, but many
times. And Tie made love to Tier,
and one night he asked her to
marry him. She consented, for
she, too, loved him, although she
never had expected towm the
boss fora husband. '
Her happiness was blighted a
little when, -young Peters asked
her to keep the engagement se
cret for a little time because of
the difference in their "social"
positions. J3ut she had faith in
him, and did not mind much.
Followed wonderful weeks
when Mary wa3 soTiappy that she
scarcely could think.
And then her fiance suggested
a trip to Fox "Lake, and on 'that
trip he betrayed her.
"What does it matter?" he
asked. "We'll be married spon."
After that he still came to see
her, but always he kept putting
off and putting off the marriagei
Afc last there came a day when
marriage' became necessary, if
Mary were to keep her good
name. She told young Peters. He
said he would arrange the mar
But hedid not
And when the
baby came, it was born in a Chi
cago maternity home, a nameless
chId without legal standing.
Still Mary believed in her lover,
'and -still she hoped for the gold
band that would put her right in
'the eyes of the world.
She went on hoping until she
saw in the papers the announce
ment of young Peters' marriage
to Florence Mallory Booker, a so
ciety belle of Washington, D. C.
Then came the bitterness and
the end o hope. She still heard
from the man who had betrayed
fher, occasionally. Sometimes: he
enclosed a $5 or $101 bill.
Now even that has ceased, and
.Mary ia left with a nameless child
and an $8 a week job.
-She has filed suit for $25,000
against Peters, charginghim with
breach of promise. "" 3
She doesn't want the money
for herself but there is Ihe child
to bring up.
. The TjtecTssmith wak sh'oeing a
niule when the animal suddenly
turned around and kicked him on
' A few davs later someone
asked the owner of the mule if the
blacksmith was hurt.
"Don't know anything about
the blacksmith," said he, "but I
know one thing I've got mp
mule going around on three legs."i
To keep away antg, sprinkle a
little powdered borax and sugar..
on pantry shelves or anywhere'
that the ants are troublesome
and they leave immediately