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ESTHtf MERCY WINS-HER
, PAMAGE SUIT'
Esther Mercy was given $2,500
damages in her slander suit
against Dean Marion Talbot of
the University of Chicago by a
jury in Judge PomeroyY court
this morning. 4
A demonstration folowled the
reading of the verdict. The large
crowd in the court room showed
its approval by cheers and hand
clapping, and several men and.
women rushed forward to con
gratulate the complainant. It
was with difficulty that order was
Motions to set the verdict aside
were immediately made by the
defense. Hearing was not set.
'Attorneys for the university de
clared the case would be appeal
ed if -request for a new trial was
When court convened repre
sentatives of the university 'were
scarce. Even Attorney Walker,
who throughout the trjal had
sought to besmirch the reputa
tion of Miss Mercy, and had
dragged in the names of people
not connected with the case, was
not present to take his beating.
' He sent an employe of his law of
fice. Miss Eva Robertson, as
sistant dean of women at John
j D. Rockefeller's school was the
only member of th6 faculty who
heard the verdict read.
"This is incredible," was her
only comment. Dean Talbot
could not be seen at the univer
sity. f Miss Mercy declared that she
would marry Warrjen E. Rey:J
noldfc he fiauce, fa about two,
wee&s, when she returned from
Tennessee, where she is going to
recuperate from theordeal of the '
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THE ORDEAL 1
It doesn't take me very long Tj
Aiidyefc I hate St so
Unless I'm feeling extra-strong"'1
I always let it go, "
I know each morning when I rise
I ought to "do it now;"
The need is patent to my eyes
And yet I can't, somehow.
I put it off and put it off
From morning until night, " t
My friends all jeer and grin and t
And say I look a fright pt
I vow I'll do it ere I sleep,
Then put it off till day,
It is a crop I dread to reap
Although it's in my way.
And not until my sense of shame ,
Has caused my soul to sink
Until from man and child andv
In deep disgrace I shrink,
Until behind my hirsute hedge f
I look like rogue and knave,
Do I strop up my razor's edge
And soap my, face and shave!
Now is the time of year when "1
sporting editors give away base- ,
ball passes and become immense-
ly popular. ,
How much happier a fish wouM
be If he could conquer his appe-'
tite fofr worms this time of year.