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Ancf how wives will remark
"Doggone if I know. Ym yours
in Iowa, but not4n Hljhois."
Three months after,, getting a
divorce, Robert J. Cook remar
ried. His second wife died. He
claimed a share of her property-.
Robert Wilson, 'administrator o
her estate, refused to let him get
away with it. Cook asked why.
"Because you neveY were mar
ried to your wife," explained Wil
son. Somehow or other a fight was
prevented, and then Wilson put
forward his theory that even al
though Cook and his second wife
had been legally married outside
of Illinois, that marriage was not
legal in Illinois because it had
been contracted within a, year
from Cook getting his divorce.
The whole case worked up
through the courts to the' state
supreme court, which yesterday
backed Wilson up, and told Cook
he couldn't get any of the prop
erty left by the woman, who
wasn't his wife in Illinois.
Of course, the illegality of such
a marriage as Cook's extends to
any children born of the-union.
Honesty the Best Policy.
Jim Honesty is the best pol
icy after all Bill How's that?
Jim 'Remember that dog I stole?
Bill Yes. JimWell, I tried
two whole days to sell him, and
no one offered more'n a dollar for
him, so I went, like a honest man,
an' give him to the old lady what
owned him, and she gave me five
TO GET THE RICH BUGS
The state supreme court has de
cided that Chicago millionaire
tax-dodgers can be made to pay
taxes on omitted bonds and stocks
running back six years.
The case was carried Up by the
Illinois TaxReforjn Association
to compel the board of review to
assess about $200,000,000 of per
sonal property that was dodging
It is estimated that about $15,
000,000 taxes on $200,000,000 a
year for six years, or a total of $1,-
200,000,000 can be collected if the
association's figures are correct
The court held that the board
of review must hear charges of
secreted property, and if the
charges are true to assess the
When the charges were made
two years ago the board refused
Among the millionaires men
tioned are J. Ogdeii Armour, Ed;
ward Morris, Jdj Mortpn, Ar
thur Meeker, J. J. Mitchell, Louis
E. Swift, E. F. Swift, B. E. Sun
ny, F.NI. Peters, Chauncey Keep,
Henry P Crowell, August Zei
sing, W. V. Kejly, Louis G. Bart
ling, Julius Rosewald, John A:
Spoor, Edward Tilden, H. HC
Porter, Jr., Samuel A. Bengham
W. L. Brown, R. W. Sears, C. G?
Comstock. E. F. Carry. Geo. W?
Jackson, Franklin Rudolph, Wf
O. Duntley, Lucius G. Fisher;
Wm. A, Rydon, Marvin Hughitt
and Clarence M. Wooley.
A rresfnt in th sfftpHnor tc
worth two in the store window