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At the time of the robbery Brown
asserted to the police that a woman
held the pistol to his head and after
the men had taken his money that
she knocked him unconscious with
the butt of the weapon.
This story is how. denied by the
girl under arrest.
"I stood across the street," stated
Miss Luke, "and when the boys
knocked the man down I ran. I told
my mother about it when I got home
and she cried.
" 'I told you that those were bad
boys,' she said, 'and I warned you
not to go with them. Hereafter don't
have anything more to do with
"I met Reist at the time of his
mother's death," the girl explained.
"He lived just across the street from
us. He forced me into going with
him on the night of the hold-up. He
had beaten other girls and I was
afraid he would beat me if I refused.
I was afraid of him.
"He had often boasted to me of
his robberies and claimed that it was
an easy way to get money. He ask
ed me many times to join him, but I
always refused until the night of the
Brown robbery, when he handled me
roughly and to keep him from beat
ing me, I consented.
"And the minute he was arrested
he told the police about me."
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
SUMMING UP THE "SURPRISE" TRIP
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
On my way home on the sleeping
car I had plenty of time to review
my trip for I did not sleep much, and
I will confess to you, little book, that
I alternately smiled and felt my
cheeks wet wi.th tears there in that
stuffy old berth.
"First and foremost," I tried to
make-myself understand why men
or at least my man do not like sur
prises. I'am quite sure that if Dick had
come home suddenly to see me on
my birthday I would have been over
joyed. Perhaps it is because women
are not apt to have plans laid ahead
or that they get tired of the monot
ony of their daily lixes that they wel
come surprises, but I have found out
much to my cost that men hate
Someone has said that loving is
one-tenth bliss and nine-tenths agony
if that is true then" my surprise trip
was a little above the average.
I know now when thinking it over
Dick's irritation over my fall was not
caused because of what he thought
was niy awkwardness, but because
he thought I had ruined my gown
on which I had expended so much
time and money and which he
thought so fine.
It was his manner of expressing
this that was unfortunate and I know
from the way he held me to him as
he bade good-bye that after all he
was glad I came.
Anyway when a woman of tem
perament marries she is not Jpoking
always for the patch to be made en
tirely smooth for her she wants to
explore for herself to have all of
Sometimes a man will say with a
derisive smile: 'T believe my wife
likes to be miserable." No wife likes
to be miserable, but all wives if they
think at all realize that the woman
who is always kept in cotton-wool
grows soft and spineless and is use
less as a member of society.
It takes real living to develop any
one man or woman and real life
means joy and sorrow mixed. If you
can1 make the mixture of more joy
than sorrow then you "dwell in Ely
sium fields," and if you must let sor
sow predominate you will find your
pathway leads through "a vale of
I expect other women think these