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dom both before and after marriage.
When a mistake had been unwitting ly made, one should not be denied the privilege of rectifying it. We should like to see society wake up!" THE COUPLE GO-TIN THE WRONG FLAT-THAT'S ALL New York, Aug. 27. To few mor tals falls a more surprising adven ture, even in marvelous Manhattan, than that which befell Mr. and Mrs. Mener de Sapresi. De Sapresi is an art editor on a magazine. He and his wife, Edith, live in an apartment at 149 W. 12th street. They were peacefully slum bering in the front room of the said apartment at 2 o'clock of a recent morning when two total strangers crawled through a window into the room, having clambered up a fire es cape. Mrs. de Sapresi, awakened, kicked her husband. She was too frighten ed to speak, but her terror did not extend to her legs. De Sapresi awoke just in time to find an electric flash . light being flashed into his wife's I face by one man, while the other grabbed him. Over the bed hung an old army bayonet. De Sapresi grabbed it and gave battle to the two intruders, whom he supposed to be burglars. He certainly did cut them up some. His wife pullSd down an antiquated rifle which hung near the bayonet and joined in the fight The two prowlers were getting much, the worst of it when three more? men burst in a door and came to the res cue of the first two. One of these turned on the light, and at once all of them became anx ious to get away. But just then two policemen arrived, attracted by the uproar, and took everybody into cus tody. De Sapresi's night clothes were torn to shreds, both he and his wife were bruised and battered, and all the Jovaders were cut and slashed by the bayonet which the young editor had wielded so valiantly. In court it transpired that the first two intruders were a husband who was seeking divorce evidence against his wife, and a private detective. They had been reinforced by another detective and two law clerks. The party had very carelessly picked out the wrong apartment, that was all, in their search for the recreant wife. Magistrate Corrigan sent the whole five to Blackwell's Island for 30 days. "De Sapresi would have been justified in killing both of the first two men who entered his rooms," said the magistrate. The de Sapresis are scarcely consoled by the punishment of the marauders, as in the melee more than $500 worth of art treasures in their rooms was smashed to bits. o-o THE CHUM By Berton Braley. I didn't know I'd miss you so, But honest, Bill, I do, And every day that you're away ' I keep on missing you. My ways, somehow, don't suit me now. I've lost the old content, The peace of mind I used to find In pleasant hours we spent Your battered chair stands empty where So many times you sat, When we would smoke and jest and joke And talk of this and that. And when we each forbore from speech And let the time drift by, That too, was good; you understood My mood as well as I. A goodly line of friends is mine Who hold my warm regard, But of the clan there's just one man Who'B comrade, pal and pard. The rest are true and loyal, too, A bully bunch of men, But they can't fill your place up, Bill; So come on back again!