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HIGH SASSIETY THROWN
Possibly the Illinois supreme
court has no sense of humor, and
then again maybe it has.
Anyhow said supreme court
yesterday wrapped large chunk
of dynamite up in a lot of legal
i language, and dumped it into the
very .midst of Chicago's best fam
ilies. In consequence, the husbands
and wives of the "best" families
are wandering plaintively around
v today asking each other if they
are married or just' living to
gether. The dynamite was hidden in
the decision in the case of Rdb
ert J. Wilson, administrator of
- the estate of Mary A." Cook,
against Robert J. Cook.
And all the decisio'n does is to
mke illegal in Illinois anymar-
- riage of a divorced person- within
one year of the granting of the
It is a nice broad decision, too,
that doesn't take any account of
race, color or previous condition
It does not matter if thediyorc
ed person remarrying was innbj
cent or not; it does not matter if
the marriage 'is performed in
some other state, but not in Illi
nois. And neither the man nor the
woman who enter into such a
marriage has any claim on the
heart, hand? property or time of
the other. (
Wherefore the agitation in
For instance, there is Mrs. Otis
McGraw Howard. She married
INTO BIG CONFUSION
Howard four months after her
divorce from George S. McRey
nolds, the convicted grain broker.
Her marriage to Howard isn't
worth a hoot in the eyes of the
courts of Illinois now.
Mrs. Howard could not be
found today, but Howard said
that he and she had been remar
ried after the first ceremony. He
wouldn't say where nor when
Then there is Jerome A. Ellis,
who married Pauline Robinson
just one month after his first wife,
Alice H. Ellis, daughter of Pres.
Ripley, of the Santa Fe, got her
And Dr. Jerome W. Egbert,
who married Mathilda Canman
three weeks after his first wife,
Marion Egbert, got a divorce.
And the Rev; Albert Dahl
strom, who married Annie Ped
ersen a few days or hours after
he got a decree.
And Mrs. Edward Boehm, who
was hitched up to Boehm five
months after her divorce from
Robert S. Givins, son of the weal
thy real estate man.
And Pearl Lucy Kruger', who
married Frank Lutz Boud eight
morfths after getting a divorce
from her first husband.
But this is not a sassiety Blue
Book, and there is no use going
over the names of all the "400."
Still, you can see how highly
interesting a situation has been
created, and how hubbies of yes
terday may stroll home tonight
and say to wives of yesterday:
"Whose ickle baby is 'oo?"