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Bluebeard Hoch.


Ife Is evident that marrying is a mania with Hoch. He cannot control the impulse to propose marriage when he deoomes acquainted with a woman. He had the audacity to propose to the matron in the police station in Chicago immediately after incarceration. Mies Elsie Ahibect, the lady in question, is the belle of police matrons. She is thirty and pretty. Hoch has been coddled by the police in an endeavour to obtain his story, and as the re were no women in the women's department in the station, Hoch was placed there because the accommodations were better. Miss Ahlbeck came strolling along, and Hoch accosted her. Within five minutes he began his heart-tapping work. "I'll get out of this all right," he said, "and I can make 500 dollars a week exhibiting myself. We can marry and get rich, and then make a tour of the world." " The nasty thing !" Paid the young matron. "I just stopped, thinking that I might find out something to report to the inspector." This villain Hoch is something of a philosopher, though of the satanic order. Here are some of his epigrams on women and marriage, retailed by the detective who accompanied him from New York to Chicago: — " Never marry a woman unless she has money. Money is the only compensation for the disappointments of married life." " Before marriage a man swears to love ; after maetiage he loves to swear." " Man's trouble with woman began in the Garden cf Eden : I often wonder if it will ever end." " Many a time I told those women before marriage that I would gladly die for them? now I wish I had kept my word." " It's no disgrace for a man to make a mistake in marrying. Nearly every man who nifirries does that." ' "Don'fc invest in marriage bonds unless they can b9 made to pay cash dividends." " In Germany a cash bonus goes with every wife. No cash, no husband. If I got out of this soriipe it's me to Germany." " A widow does not feel so sorry for the death of her first husband as her second husband does." " All these women married me because they thought me wealthy, not becausothey loved me." " Every act of a woman's life is prompted by selfishness." "They gave tne their money thinking to secure more; when they found themselves fooled they turned, on me like a pack of wolves/ On Sfc Valentine's Day Hoch received a cornio valentine. It was a caricature of a man with a halo, with the words " Women jast dote on me." " I gue33 that's me all right," Hoch said.

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Bluebeard Hoch., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6554, 26 April 1905

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Bluebeard Hoch. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6554, 26 April 1905

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