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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 24, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 28

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old when I married and my husband
was 42.
"He was past the loving stage. He
did not know what Icraved for. But
I married him and forTeasons that
; concern no one. I tried to love him
and wanted him to love me, but he
didn't.
"The years have been lonesom.e out
there on that farm. I worked in the
fields like a man. I drove the horses
on the plow. I cut the hay with a
scythe and helped with all the chores
and men's work besides caring for
my four little children as they came
to us. It was hard to bear, I tell you.
"I tried to get away from the lone
liness at times, but he has always ob
jected to my leaving the f ami. I hard
ly ever had a dollar to spend on my
self. "Lots of times I tried to get up
nerve enough to pull the trigger of
the shotgun and end my life, and then
I would think of my little baby and
I couldn't. I wanted love and I didn't
get it.
"Why didn't he give me a divorce
and let me go? He wouldn't listen to
it Four days before it. happened I
said to him, 'Henry, why don't you be
a man and let me go? I don't want
your property. All I want is the chil
dren and my freedom.'
"But he never seemed to under
stand that a woman likes a little af
fection along with the slavery.
"I never dreamed' that he would be
killed when he was. But it had to
come. There was no other way out."
Because she hungered for love, did
Mrs. Werner break the marriage
bond?
Werner found letters. His wife had
written them. One read:
"I love you just the same. Be care
ful who you trust. I am not mad at
you and will love you always."
Henry Werner had been killed with
two weapons a knife and a mattock.
Does a murderer pause in the com
mission of a murder to change weap
ons? "I don't "believe it," said Prosecutor
Wright, who is handling the case.
Who, then, used the mattock?
The morning of the murder a man
disappeared. Ro'derigo Rocco, they
called him, though that is not his
name. He was Italian young, curly
headed, good-looking, whose laugh
ing lips paid the young wife compli
ments. And on the morning of the
murder he was seen at the Werner
ranch.
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ESCAPE JAGGED JAILED
Two gallons of beer brought Ed
ward Smith and John J. Magee, es
caped convicts, back to the Illinois
state penitentiary at Joliet today,
after posses of guards and deputy
Sheriffs had abandoned the search.
Smith and Magee, both serving
terms for murder and both trusties,
escaped last night in Warden Allen's
automobile. They headed straight
for Chicago, eluding constables along
the route.
At dawn today a farmer on the
Bluff ton road near Joliet spied a tour
ing car cutting queer, wobbly antics
along the pike, .a drunken chauffeur
in convict's garb at the wheel. Smith
and Magee were put in solitary con
finement. They said they thought
they were heading for Indianapolis.
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SAYINGS OF MR. MOUSE
" CttfTOJ MEEK. ' :
You can't judge the value of its
contents by the number of locks on
a woman's head,

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