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me" to have the things which had be
longed to his' beloved wife."
The police found Miss Kohn's $10,
000 diamonds among the loot secret
ed in Eaton's home. Mrs. Eaton was
seen wearing a bracelet marked "K."
"My husband told me that Col. Car
ter spelled his iame Kartier, so that
explained the initials' the unsuspect
ing woman confided.
Now that it is certain that Eaton
will recover there is no doubt that he
,will be prosecuted, though the women
he robbed have expressed sympathy
for his wife and baby and are loathe
to testify against him. Among these
is the young French woman, Kohn.
"Eaton is just one of many like
him that have sprung up in the wake
of the dancing craze," said a high
official at police headquarters in dis
cussing his case with me. "They are
GAVETBEM TO HIS WIFE J.
young chaps who dress well and have
a winning way with the women. In
the afternoon they visit the best
hotels where dancing teas are given,
and they pick out some respectable,
well-dressed woman who looks like,
a good 'prospect' and in one way or
another scrape her acquaintance and
ask her to dance.
"They pretend to -be smitten, of
course, ask for more dances and at
the end of the afternoon insist on ac
companying her to her home. In the
taxicab they ask for her latch key
for the purpose of opening the front
door for her and they forget to give
, "Then on some later day when the
woman is away they return and rob
her empty apartment at their leisure
and there is no trace to be had of
"In some cases they prefer black
mail to direct robbery and extract
hush money from married women or
foolhardy young girls by threatening
exposure of their indiscretions to hus
bands or to parents.
"The funny thing about the Eaton
case is that the fellow seems to have
been crazy about his wife and to have
made up to these other women for
robbery only. New York's filled with
smooth, well-spoken fellows who ex
ploit the fears of well-tordo women
and they reap their greatest harvest
at the dancing tea."
While walking down the street one
I heard a damsel squeal.
I tried to stop the runaway
And spoiled a lengthy reel.
I saw a brutal fellow shove
A child beneath a" van.
I saved her, to the horror of
The moving picture man.
At every turn you may invade
The moving picture realm.
Let others ply the hero's trade;
Don't butt into a film.