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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 08, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 14',
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No criminal would' Save the nerve
to try such a thing, even if he had
the drug, and if li could he adminis
tered with a mere scratch. He has no
such drug, and if he had it could not
be so administered. No case has"
been authenticated, simply because
there has been no such case It is all
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
Kitty Malrams story
"I shall'. Mgih at the beginning,"
said Kitty. ' "You-. know, Madge, I
have always wanted to marry a man
who had money. I was always tired
of seeingmy mother 4wbrry and work
to get,'thiifgs.fofi me, that I might
have the pleasuresl&f other girls-"
"You used to say,; Kifty, when we
were fa. school together, that it was
just as easy to fall in' I6ve with a rich
man as. a poor one."
"Yes, I know," continued Kitty,
without a smile, '"I thought I was in
love with a good many of the boys
you and I used to know, but I always
asked myself when they proposed toy
me: 'Do you care enough to work a?
your mother did for a poor man?' and
I found I did not. :
"All the while, Madge, I wanted a
good time the pretty clothes the
flowers the music the admiration
that was given a pretty girl. And
then one day I met Will Tenney. I
was invited to a motor party and was
fiven a seat beside him in his won
erful seven-passenger car. Imme
diately I knew he was the man."
"Are you sure, Kitty dear, the
'wonderful motor did not have some
thing to do with that knowledge?" I
"It might," she said honestly, "but
I was greatly interested, in him and
so Ife was with me. No one told me
he was married indeed, I did not
know it until weeks afterward, when
he said one day: 'God forgive me,
Kitty, I Tove you!' I asked him why
he wanted to be forgiven and then
the whole story came out.
"That-dog-in-the-manger wife of
his does not want him for herself,
but she is determined that no other
woman shall have him. She will not
divorce him, neither will she givfe
him reason to divorce her, arid here
I am with the love arid everything else
that I have wanted all my life Just
out of my reach.
"When Will told me he was mar
ried we determined not to see 'each
other any riiore, but, Madge, you
might as well teli the water in the
brook not to run toward the' river.
"I love him, Madge, and he loves
me. What shall I do? "
I answered very truthfully: "I .am
not going to give you the conven
tional advice, for you probably would
not take it, but I am going to tell you
what I think I would do under the
circumstances. I would try and rea
son it ail out and I hope I would he
big enough to choose the right. But,
outside the right or wrong; would you
be big enough, Kitty, ib give up all
your friends and live outside the pale
of conventionality for love? Would
he be big enough to tove you if you
lost your friends and he could only
have, your company?
"Can either of you love enough to
make Love all of life?"
"Oh, Madge, you talk like an tin
tempted woman even like a woman
who has never loved," interrupted
"No, dear," I answered, "4 talk to
you as a woman who has found b'Ut
that loves does not mean ally
"Now don't think I am unhappily
married, for I am not, but you will
come to know that love is always a.
paradox both the most tangible
and the most Intangible thing mor
tals can ever know.
"We canribt say why we idve; we