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the woman in the case, then it will
be easy to catch the man."
But "the woman-in-the-case" was
not located until after the robber had
been captured through being discov
ered on the street here. by Mrs. Ar
thur Colen, one of Fariss' victims.
Then the youthful bandit involved
Mrs. Lola Statler, a young married
woman whom he had met in a Los
Angeles dance halL The couple came
to San Francisco, where the woman
asserts they were to have been mar
ried as soon as she could get a di
vorce from her husband with whom
she did not get along. Mrs. Statler
disclaims all knowledge of the fact
that her affinity was a train robber.
"Why, I was never so surprised in
my life as when I recognized his pic
ture in the papers as the desperate
robber who had murdered Horace
Montague, a railroad official, during
a train hold-up," she said. Fariss will
hang at San Quentin early in March.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
The honor system now being intro
duced in many prisons of the United
States is like the system necessarily
put into effect in Montenegro the
early part of last century. At that
time the adult male population, I re
member, was away fighting and
sometimes there was no one to spare
to guard the inmates of the prisons
when they were out for exercise.
One of them wouldthen be given a
rifle and take over the duty of guard.
Messengers were also scarce and
prisoners were sent great distances
So well could they be trusted that
I saw one fellow sent down to Cat
taro, in Austrian territory, with 3,000
florins for the banker there and,
faithfully delivering the money, he
was back in prison by night. Another
Montenegrin begged a Russian in
Cattaro to intercede for his release
from prison. "But you are not in pris
on," said the Russian. "Oh, yes I am.
I have only come here for a load of
skins and must be back in prison by
FRINGE A SPRINGTIME FAD !
Even the girl who is too stout "to
wear a whole plaid frock is wearing
a plaid skirt The one pictured is
very dark navy blue, barred off with
heliotrope. The over-tunic is of blue
with white chiffon vest and heliotrope
belt and dull silver buckle.
Frince will be worn much this
spring. The gown shown is trimmed
L-h navy blue wool fringe.
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