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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 26, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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he finally succeeded in getting her in.
The car hroke down' and as a result
of the trip Mary was late for supper.
Her husband detected her in a
falsehood, for she denied having seen
Horton, while John saw her in the
automobile.
Later, Horton forced hisvattentions
on Mary in a restaurant" and John
discovered them. For the sake of the
baby, he tried to believe Mary and
forgive her.
When summer came the Ransons
visited their summer bungalow and
were very happy, away from all
temptation. But Horton traced them
there and sent a fake telegram to
John, announcing that business de
manded his return for a day.
When Mary was alone, Horton
visited the cabin, pretending to be
badly hurt, and foolish, kind-hearted
Mary believed and helped him.
Horton was very happy at the suc
cess of his ruse and proceeded to
force his attentions upon Mary until
interrupted by her husband, who un
expected returned. Ranson believed
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the worst and after a fight with Hor
ton, who wounded him in the shoul
der, he turned his wife from the
door.
The years passed and Mary be
came a nurse in a hospital. She was
very sad and lonely at times and al
ways regretted her weakness which
led her into familiarity with her hus
band's friend.
Then Horton became ill and fate
brought him to this same hospital,
where the duty of nursing him fell
to Mary Hanson. She begged him to
sign a confession, exonerating her
from all blame. When he did, she
mailed it to her husband, with the
hope in her heart that he would be
lieve it and that she could enter the
old life again.
John Ranson read the confession
and pondered it carefully, but did not
believe it. He tore and cast it into
the fire, while the leaping flames de
stroyed all of Mary's hopes for a
reconciliation.
So a weak woman paid.the penalty
of a flirtation.
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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DICK IS AFRAID OF. ME
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
Dick is home, and already we have
had a quarrel and I am sure I am not
to blame.
He got in late this morning, went
straight to the office and asked me to
come downtown and have luncheon
with him. Something must have
happened between the time he tele
phoned to me and when I met him
for I could see he was so nervous
he could hardly keep still.
On our way to the club we met
Eleanor Fairlow, and Dick said:
"Hello, haven't you been -home
yet?"
I must have looked inquiringly, for
she said: "You see, .Mrs. Waverly,
Dick and 1 unexpectedly came in on
the same train last night and I want
to tell you that he had the most beau
tiful lady in tow. She had great
brown eyes that were as large as
your"s and mine put together and a
complexion that was a work of art."
"Oh, I say, Eleanor, cut it. I never
saw the woman before in my life until
sh e got on the train," hegan Dick
and then he stopped, for he realized
that he had made a mistake.
"Seems to me that your acquaint
ance ripened fast," she exclaimed and
there was a jealous note in the. words
that she seemed too angry to keep
out.
"We're just going to have some
lunch, Eleanor," said Dick pacifically,
"don't you want to come with us?"
I did not say a word, for I thought,
of course, she would refuse, as she
knew that I came down to lunch wita
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