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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 03, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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The whereabouts of the couple was
unknown until May 30, when detec
tives aided Pride in locating his wife
and Cranshaw in a room in S. Main
st, Lima, 0.
Cranshaw was locked up for six
months and Mrs. Eride would have
suffered the same fate'if-her husband
had not interfered, paid her fine and
brought her back home with him to
Newport
Here he attempted to help her for
get her folly and live down her dis
grace. Pride was a model husband before
the tragic breaking up of his home.
He became a perfect one while try
ing to patch its ruins together.
But it was all to no avail. A
stranger, an innocent unborn babe,
whose father Mrs. Pride claims to be
Cranshaw, announced its coming and
put a new light upon affairs.
Pride even then offered to keep his
wife and rear this nameless little one
as his own. But her love for Cran
shaw seemed only to be deepened, she
told her husband she could not be
happy without the lover with whom
she had fled.
Pride thought the matter over and
over. He was torn between his love
for his wife and his unselfish interest
in her happiness. Her happiness won
and he immediately set about to ob
tain the release of Cranshaw and a
divorce from his wife.
"Why make three people unhappy,
and a fourth one, yet unborn, pay the
penalty," said Pride today when dis
cussing the tragic triangle.
"My wife cares more for Cranshaw
than she does for me. He loves her
and I love her. Since her marriage to
Cranshaw would render both of them
happy and just one person miserable,
why should it not take place?
"I fear that Cranshaw will not treat
my wife well. I am afraid he will tire
of her and she will be cast off. I he
does harm her or hurt her, let him be
ware!" Pride is a little man, slender and
white of face, but as he made this last
remark his face glowed with passion;
"I am going to look after Bessler
my little girl, all her life. It is the
only thing I am living for now.
"As I look back over my life I can
not see how I could have avoided this
trouble. I am glad I took Cranshaw
into my home. He was down and out,
with no job or means. Of course I
helped him, that is what a friend is
for."
Meanwhile Mrs. Pride is in Toledo
seeing Cranshaw every day at the To
ledo workhouse. She is now making
arrangements to ask Mayor Standish
to grant her husband's plea that
Cranshaw be released.
But Mayor Standish declares that
he will not parole Cranshaw until
Pride has actually started divorce
proceedings.
"I came to love Bessie when we
were alone, evening after evening,"
declares Cranshaw. "She is not at
all strong, so I washed dishes, swept
and dusted for her. I just slaved for
that woman. When I found that I
loved the girl I suggested to her hus
band that he get a divorce."
Divorce specialists in Cincinnati
are studying this triangle of love and
misery in an effort to discover where
in lies the subtle attraction Cranshaw
had for Mrs. Pride.
It was not the lure of youth, for
both men in the case are 35. Mrs.
Pride herself is 27.
And it is not the attraction of lux
uries, for Pride has a good position,
tely
while Cranshaw until lafc
out of a job.
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had been
HOUSEHOLD HELPS
When it is necessary to drive a nail
into hard wood cover the nail with
laundry soap and it will drive easily.
When sewing in a sleeve, sew from A
the inside of the sleeve, tfaat is, hold
the sleeve toward you. In this way
the sleeve is eased into the waist.
Fill the candy pan with cold water
cover and set on stove to boil; tha
steam will dissolve the hard sugar
and the pan may easily be washed. ,

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