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	       From his Wife
was at 745 on Tuesday night, staying unu-
sually long for him.     When Haney alluded to
it, he answered, with a shrug of the shoulders.
�An experiment!�   �A peaceable one?� inquired
Haney.        �I don�t know how it will turn out.�
�Well,� said Haney, �persevere! you know the
anecdote of the man whose liver wouldn�t stand
a glass of brandy, and who tried more brandy!�
Jim laughed and the conversation terminated by
his entreated^|ing| Haney to visit him on the next evening.
Something prevented this.        Yesterday, or on the
day preceding, Fanny came to 745 and had an
interview with Mrs. Edwards.      Jim, it appeared,
cleared out on Wednesday morning.      The presump-
tion is that on his overnight�s return home, there
was a tremendous row � one exceeding the
thousand of others he has been subjected to in violence � where-
fore he has abandoned the abominable cause of
them � Haney hopes finally.       Jim�s book being
now finished, thinks Haney, makes the break 
off possible.  Parton was afraid of her burning
his M.S.S. � she has done this before, or threatened
to do it.       No imagination can over-conceive the
violence of her hellish temper, it is simply
selfishness inflamed into insanity; Jim has lived
in hell ever since that ill-advised marriage � 
that wintry morning when I met him at the be-               
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