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To poor Mrs. Teuney the way stumbles on alone. -ahead
is cold and dreary and she (To Be Continued Monday.)
MORE LOVE AND ATTENTION FROM HUSBANDS
IS GIRL-WIFE'S PLEA
The usual dull array of witnesses,
defendants and lawyers in Judge
Prindlville's court room sat upright
yesterday when a girl-wife in a plead
ing voice told of the age-old hunger
of wives, for more love and attention
from thefr husbands.
The wife was Mrs. Percy Holpin.
Thursday night she was saved from a
foolish step when her husband and
detectives found her at a railroad sta
tion preparing to elope with Roy
Weiddell, a member of the Canadian
army, who was preparing to leave for
service in the European war.
The couple were arersted. Weid-.
dell was fined $100 and costs. There
was a hush in the court room when
the girlish-looking offender told her
side of the story.
"Mr. and Mrs. Weiddell and my
husband and myself have all been
friends for years," said Mrs. Holpin.
"Our friendship began in England.
When the Weiddells came to the
United States, my husband invited
them to stay at our house.
"My husband, who is chief engineer
of the Francis W. Parker school, has
given me everything a wife needs, or
that a husband thinks a wife needs,
but he failed to give me the one thing
I wanted more than anything else
"My husband was all absorbed in
his work as an engineer. He spent
little or no time with me. The only
company I had were the Weiddells.
' Then Roy Weiddell began to make
love to me. I was angry. But rather
than disrupt the friendship that had
existed for years I said nothing at
"Bue Weiddell was insistent. His
ardor increased. It was the first, time
since my husband's courtship days
that any man had talked that way to
"Finally I became so frightened and
so fearful of the consequences I went
to my husband and told him of Roy's
actions. To my horror he merely
kised me and told me not to worry;
that probably Roy didn't really mean
"This condition drifted along until
I was really forced on to Roy Weid
dell because of the loneliness. Fin
ally Roy enlisted for the war.
"He came to me and begged me to
fly with him. I didn't want to. God
knows I didn'fcwant to. But when I
turned to mjShsband for love and
protection, I revived merely a kindly
stroke of the head while he continued
absorbed in his work.
"And then I decided my husband
didn't need me any more, and I want
ed to go away and leave him to fol
low his ambitions."
The girl broke down and wept as
she hurried from the stand. Over the
serious face of Holpin a dawn of un
derstanding had been creeping. A
realization of his own self-absorption
came to him. He went. forward to his
mate and gathered her in his arms.
She loked up and smiled. The judge
"I'm going to fine Weiddel $10,"
said the judge, 'and I ought to fine
you, Holpin, for your failure to give
the attention seh wanted."
OUT GO WOOD SUBWAY CARS
New York, Jan. 9. As a direct re
sult of Wednesday's subway disaster
in which lives of 700 passengers were
endangered, one person killed and
scores injured, the public service
commission ordered the Interborough
Rapid Transit Company to replace all
wooden cars now ui-operation in the
subway with steel coaches by May L