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"Are you going to live at
"I have a stepmother."
"Does that mean that you are
not going to live at home?"
"I think.it means that I couldn't
if I wished. My stepmother
never was very interested in ipe,
and she comes of-a very strict
"I would like to stay at hoipe
I would like to be near my broth-t
er he is eighteen, you know, and
studying for the law and my
two little sisters.
'"But I am afraid that I would
npt be allowed to live jn the-same
house as my stepmother. So I
shall make a home for myself and
my baby. - ,
"Did you know that I never
have seen my bahy?" - "
The repprter shook his head.
"I haven't, and that has been
one of the hardest things to bear.
"I suppose it was for the best.
I think it was father's orders. He
had the baby sent to a home, and
I wis not allowed to go there. I
suppose Father was afraid that
my secret would leal$ out. But
it is very hard for a mother not
to know what her baby looks
"Will you go to work?" asked
The girl shrugged her shpul
ders, and comber out another
long pleat of- hair. "
"I don',t think I sha.ll need to
worje," she said. "My mdther
left me some money and prop
erty. I shall get it soon, and if I
am careful I should be able toliye
v "You see it does not take
mjHch to keep two, when one is
orfly- a baby. And I shall be con
tent with very little, because I
have nothing else ta live for now
. "I think I shall be happy in a
way I and Jeff Livingston, Jr."
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LA-TEST "STICK UP" GAME
Cologne, Dec. 11. Franz, Kug
ler, -while Walking along the
banks, of the. Rhine, encountered
a couple of thugs robbing a wom
an. He interfered and they -took
to tjheir heels, While the woman
was-profusely thanking her res
cue a wellrdressed .Stranger,
Steapuig out from behind a boul
der, introduced himself as a man
ager of.a moving-picture concern
and expressed his appreciation of
the part Kugler had unwittingly
played in the little drama.
In' fact, he was so impressed
with Kugler's histrionic ability
that he offered him a job as actor
on the, soot. Kugler accepted,
and when'it came his turn to pose
before the camera he allowed
himself to be robbed. His pocket
book,vatch and chain and other
valuables were taken, then he was
knocked down and left lying un
conscious. On recovering Kugler found
that his fellowJ'actors" had dis
appeared, along with the "mana
ger" and the camera man.
Husband We must begin to
economize. Wife Yes, "I began
today by cutting all your cigars
lengthwise, so they will last you
twice as long.