CHICAGO. March 14. Because she put «love drops» which proved to be hydrate of chloral in her husband’s coffee «in an effort to sweeten his temper», Mrs. Mary Bowen Abel today was held under a charge of attempted murder. Mrs. Abel said her husband Adam, was so peevish and cross she had applied to a doctor for a remedy. She followed instructions to put a few drops of medicine he gave her into her husband’s drink. Charlotte, one of Abel’s 17 children by another wife, saw her and after having the drops analyzed, caused her arrest. Mrs. Abel also is charged with boxing Charlotte’s eats for «butting in».