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Jjomen Patris," "were repeated. Some
grooms had as many as five rings
blessed which they placed upon the
fingers of their brides.
The idea that the wadding ring
should be worn on the third finger
of the left hand because "a nerve
connects this finger with the heart"
is of Roman origin. Oddly enough, it
is not continued on the Continent as
in England, for in France, Belgium
and Germany and most other Euro
pean nations the "engagement ring
finger" is the third finger of the left
hand, while the "wedding ring" fin
ger is the third of the right hand.
CAR HITS LUMBER WAGON MAN
MAY DIE OTHERS HURT
Three persons were injured, one
probably fatally, in a collision be
tween a Robey street car and a lum
ber wagon, driven by Max Kalowski,
1913 Hervey street, at W. Division
Kalowski's wagon was struck from
behind and a plank from his wagon
was forced into his back, injuring his
spine. He is expected to die.
Mary Miller, 1235 Marion court,
was bruised on the back, right arm
and right leg. Kittie Fenzman, 2831
Milwaukee avenue, was internally in
jured. Mrs. Marie Kranze, 2327 Els
ton avenue, had her right shoulder
dislocated and also was injured about
The three women were passengers
on the car. All the injured were re
moved to St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
DESPONDENT TAKES LIFE
Despondent over his failure' to find
work, John Schuman, 56, 2217 W.
23d place, committed suicide in his
home by inhaling gas.
His body was found by his wife,
who smelled the escaping gas and
broke down the door to her husband's
Schuman was morose, he told his
wife, because employers did not want
& man of his age.
BITS OF NEWS
John McFadden, 6341 Langley av.,
received fractured skull when he fell
in open coal hole in front of Crane
Company, 414 S. Jefferson st
Peter McAllister, 53, found with
stab wound in arm at State st and
Peck pL Told police did not know
Policeman Fitzpatrick, Central
Station, knocked down by auto at
E. South Water st. and Michigan av.
while directing traffic. Driver, J. O.
Seymour, 5260 S. Wabash av., drove
on, but was stopped when Hush
street bridge swung open. Arrested, c
TRAGEDY TOLD IN WANT ADS.
WANTED Family motor car, in
good condition; speed not requisite.
H. A. Bung, Box 5.
(One month later.)
WANTED To exchange four-passenger
machine for fast runabout. H.
A. Bung, Box 5.
(The third month.)
WANTED To exchange ,speedy
runabout for racer. H. A. Bung,
(The fourth month.)
WANTED Car, capable of 50
miles an hour. Have slower car and
some cash. H. A. Bung, Box 5.
(The fifth month.)
WANTED Will exchange resi
dence property and speedy car for
machine capable of developing over
a mile a minute. H. A. Bung, Box 5.
(The sixth month.)
WANTED Will exchange fast
motor car, slightly damaged, for pro
fessional services of first-class sur
geon. H. A. Bung, Box 5.
Two men had argued about politics
until at length they had come to
blows. "Sir," said one, with dignity,
"you have called me a knave and a
fool, you have broken my spectacles, '
you have punched me twice. I hope
you will not rouse the- sleeping lion
in my breast, for if you should I can
not tell what may be the conse