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for only two men ever made that terrible crossing. One was Capt Webb,
who crossed in the late '70st the other was Jabez Wolfe, who made it
last year after swimming over 40 miles. But I know that I can come as
near getting across as any1 other woman, for I have a record of 2S mileg,
and the channel is-but 22 miles wide."
"My 28-mile swim" was made in the Mississippi river, between Alton (
HI., and St. Louis. I also swam Mobile bay, the Ohio, Arkansas, Mississippi -
and Hudson rivers, besides making the famous Boston light and Battery
THE CONFESSIONSOF A WIFE
DICK PLAYS COUNSELOR AND FRIEND
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
I had just finished my letter to Kitty
as the elevator stopped out in the hall
and I heard Dick's quick step. I rush
ed to the door to let him in before he
could get out his key.
"Mercy, Margie, are you still up?"
Then I looked up at the clock and
found it was half past Iwo.
"Why, of course! I could not go to
bed until I knew what you and Harry
Symone had been doing about Eliene
and the twins." ,
"It's awful business," said Dick,
with a kindshake as though he would
like tojjdHiimself of all of it, "and
between you and Eliene you came
near launching the. biggest newspa
per story this town' has ever known."
"How did we do that, Dick?" I
"Did you girls, for a minute, think
you could go ovr to that place and
one pf you adopt twins without some
bright reporter getting on to it7
"You see, as soon -as Harry found
out about this trouble he sent for me
to go out there and fix up things for
himt He, of course, did not know
-.that anyone had tokf .Eliene about it.
He gave me a thousand dollars in cur
rency and'-a signed blank "check and
told me to fix up everything and send
the children to some southern city
under care of trained nurses until he
could find some way to arrange for
their welfare. When I got out there
and found that Eliene had been there
before me you could have knocked
me down with a feather.
"I telephoned to Harry to nieebme
downtown, and just as I was going
out the door I came plumb on one of
'the reporters for a morning paper.
" 'Here,' he said, 'what's this I hear
about some woman being dead minis
house and some swell being con
nected with the death?'
" 'I don't know what you have
heard,' I said, 'but the young woman
who has died in that house after giv
ing birth to twins is Mrs. Mabel
Smith' (that is the name she went
under) . 'A widow and a sort of rela
tive of mine.'
" 'What is going to become of the
" 'Oh, my cousin's husband, 'When
he died six months ago, left her plen
ty of money to take care of them '
and I am just now going to arraWe
for their transportation to Louis
ville, where -her husband's sister
"The reporter looked at me rather
suspiciously and I did not say any
more, but rushed off to see Harry.
"When I told him that both you
and Eliene knew and what Eliene had
done he collapsed.
"I'll never dare'lookher in the face
" 'Don't be a coward as well as a
fool,' I said. 'You've got to think
quick now. You've got to go, over to
Eliene and ask her to ostensibly start
tonight for Europe with you. Then
if she wishes she can come back to
Louisville, where ,she will find those
children and the nurses.