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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
IS GOING BACK TO HER MAN
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
Do ye mind if I go home tor a
bit ave a while tonight, Miss Mar
garet?" Annie asked me yesterday.
"Certainly not, Annie. You can get
all your things packed up and I'll
send for them tomorrow."
Annie hesitated a moment and then
said: "Shure it's mighty sweet ave
ye, Miss' Margaret. "I'll just take the
back dure kay so I can get in at any
"Do just as you like, Annie," I said.
I don't know when she got in, but
this morning her eyes were all red
and swollen. She looked as though
she had been crying for hours. The
toast was burned, the coffee weak
and I could see that Dick was rather
disgusted with the breakfast, al
though he said nothing.
I shall begin by getting up tomor
row morning and getting the break
I found Annie crying as she wash
ed the dishes and wiping her eyes and
the pjates alternately with the dish
"What is the matter, Annie?''
"Matter enough, Miss Margaret.
What do ye suppose that that spal
peen of a Pat has done? Nothin' else
but getting into a fight and been sent
up for ten days. Now he'll never get
on the police force. And 'tis said,
Miss Margaret, that he hit the man
that had him arrested because the
man tould him I was going to lave
'Tat said I'd niver do that to the
man that loved me and he let him
have a jolt on the jaw."
"But you are going to leave him,
aren't you, Annia?"
"What! lave the man that fought
a low blackguard and got sint up for
it all for me? I didn't think, Miss
Margaret, ye'd ask me to do that."
"I am not asking you to do any
thing of the kind, but I thought you
Jtold me you were going to do it,"
"Perhaps I did the Lord forgive
me but it's mesilf that'll mate him
at the dure ave the jail and make it
all up to him.
"It's sorry I am, Miss Margaret,
but ye can well say that a woman
can not lave her man who fights to
kape her good name. It's mesilf that
'ud be glad to do ye're washin' any
ye're cleanin', but I. guess that the
priest is right. He says to me: 'Pat's
not mad and between a good wife
and the church we'll be able to make
a man of him yet.' I've got to give
him another chance, Miss Margaret.
"I was not doin' me part, Miss Mar
garet, when I left him. I was nather
true to him or the blessed church
which had given him to me. He's my
man, Miss Margaret, and I've got to
kape him and make him good, if I
can, but good or bad, I've got to kape
"Besides," she added with a shy
Irish smile, "it's mesilf that does not
want to lave him go. Pat can be the
best man in the world if hell lave the
drink alone and it's many a woman
that'ud be glad to be his wife drunk
"All right, Annie, we'll see what we
can do about it," I answered,, reliev
ed to find things were turning out
that way, for I had already decided
that Annie would not be able to cook.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
A BITTER WAIL
Since the glorious rains of recent
date, we hope the cool atmosphere
will reduce some of the swell heads of
our village. One particular nice guy
sees a canary bird in an apple tree in
order to employ his time while pass
ing common folks of Mason. The
only time that some folks really count
common folks their equal is in time
of need. Mason Cor. in Pomeroy