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made advances to Haney or he to her during
the early visits to Sol�s Brooklyn establishment.  Sol and
he quarreled about it, Eytine not being unwilling that
Haney should emulate his example but being decided-
ly averse to have the liason in progress under his roof.
Haney acknowledged that would probably be the result,
if his visits were to be continued; hence both agreed
they should terminate.     Sol, spurred on by Allie,
who hates Haney as a woman of her stamp can
hate, suspects him, suspects me, suspects everybody
of talking of �his wife � � an error, for some among
ourselves we never mention her.   I regret now that
when Mort Thomson came to me, as to Cahill, for
information, that we � that I � did not decline offering
it.    Mort instantly violated confidence in disclosing
it to Eytinge.    I wouldn�t have told but for
Chips.     Its hard to have one�s notion of her im-
paired, but Cahill reports her as extremely pretist-
ic, says that Cleve, Mort�s brother didn�t like her
and anticipates that had she lived it would have been
inharmoniously with her mother-in law.  Perchance their
fault.        Wells too entertained a womanish jealousy
of her.            Characteristic story of Allie.  When the
dead girl was lying in her coffin, Cahill received
a message that Allie was in the room with the corpse
and wished to see him.     He found her on her knees
doing the Magdalen.  Touched and surprised, he
put his arms round her, raised and consoled               
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