PREFERS MOTHER TO FAME AND LARGE SALARY
r 'After having- lived 16 years un-
'der the impression thath.er moth
er was.dead, Carrie. Watts, an act
ress; is going- to leave thV stage,
fame and a .good big salary for a
" Carrie Watts.
home on -an humb'le
f:Miss Watts, wastakeft from the
rms of her mbther-'whenVa child.
Jaf heeeafs and ;was' sub'sj-ftelUng the truth.
quently reported dead. Like in
formation about the death of her
mother was conveyed to the girl,
and for 16 years each had been
mourning for the other.
The mother later married, and
is now the wife of ZeJ Amster, a
storekeeper of Winchester, Ky.
Shortly after she was deprived of
the baby the mother received
word that it had died. Ultimate
ly Miss Watts went on the stage.
It was not until she came to
San Francisco recently, where she
has been residing and earning
her living, that she received any
inkling that her mother was alive.
One day a letter was received
by an old friend of her father with
the information that her mother
had married a second time and
was the wife of a well-to-do Ken-
The information contained in
the letter was so unexpected that
the girl at first refused to believe
it. Agitated by doubt she sat,
down and communicated with
the woman mentioned by her in
formant,, telling her everything-'
about herself that she could re
member since she was a little girl,
and a letter came back from the
mother claiming;1 her as her
"It was simply a question, of
veracity between us," said the
oldest inhabitant. "He saidT
was a liar, anclTsaid he was one."
'Humph !" rejoined the village
postmaster. "That's the first
time I ever heard either of you
i ii.jaim. ,.
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