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my own thoughts and my own
girlish dreams. But X think the
change was quite gradual."
"Then it didn't shock -you?"
asked the reporter.
"No-o-o-o, I dont think IM say
it .shocked me. It frightened me
terribly at first. But then I. re
membered all I had read about
"how -wonderful a'thlng love- was,
even without the sanction of the
church, and I wasn't frightened
"When did you first become
suspicious that Livingston was
not quite the fairy prince you had
dreamed of him as ?" asked the-re-porter.
"I think the first time was in
the summer of 1911. I was sev
enteen then, and we .were Very
"I told Jeff one day that I and
.two other sorority girls were goring-to
take a trip to Hamilton,
P., the next day.
'"Fine he said, fI,!ll come
"And he did. We ,went by
train, s He and two other friends
came by automobile, and the
back of the automobile was stack
ed high with champagne and cans
of ice cream."
"Did this make you suspic
iousr" T -
"Nbj but you see they all got
very full of champagne, men and
girls, too. - I remember seeing
Mr. Livingston lying on a couch
with" another v girl bending over
him. I did not like that, It was
not quite the way it was done
"But my first real knowledge
that I was to be cast aside like
a soiled collar came at a wine din
ner at the Sinton hotel after- my
baby was born.
"Just a few days before the
dinner, Jeff had looked at "me
queerly, and said:
" When a .girl gets to be 19
she is too old. Girls -ought to
stay at 17. That's the right age.'
'rI was 19 then.
"There were three other girls
besides myself at the champagne
dinner. Jeff brought alongBillie
Kaiper, Phil Geyer and Ed Wilr
"Now there was one thing that
was a rule with Jeff. He always
had his girl sit on the right hand
side at dinner when' others were
"That night he put Venus Low
den, a little orphan gjrl, about
three years younger than I, on; '
his right hand, and me on his left
"I ought to have understood
then. But I could not make my
self believe. It seemed too terri
ble to be true; too terrible to be
lieve that he would desert the
mother of his baby for another
girl. And I hoped and prayed.
"But I suppose God does not
listen to the prayers of such as I.
It must be so, for the other din
ner "when he gave me the $1,200
check and told me to get out of
Cincinnati, came soon after."
"What are your plans for the
future?" asked the reporter.
"I am going to stay here until
I have testified in this case, and
then I am going back to Cincinnati."