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stories in the papers said it was be
cause she could no longer spare the
time from her social duties! But the
newspaper men and women said,
when they talked among themselves,
that it was because -Mrs. Mackay
could not spare the time from the
Nevertheless it wasn't until years
afterwards, in 1913 in fact, that Dr.
Joseph Blake resigned from the Pres
byterian Hospital staff and that Mrs.
Blake brought suit against Mrs.
Mackay for the alienation of her hus.
band's affections, which she later
withdrew, but sought and obtained
a legal separation from Dr. Blake
when the news of the Mackay divorce
was made public.
At the time Mrs. Mackay ceased
her suffrage activities it was hinted
that Dr. Blake was an anti-suffragist.
Mrs. Mackay looks like the cover
of a fashion magazine designed by
Leon Bakst. Her hair is blue black;
her eyes dark and smouldering; her
manner extraordinarily dramatic for
one not of Latin birth.
Before Clarence Mackay married
her she was Katherine Duer of an old
New York family never notable for
its wealth. So when Kitty Duer mar
ried the young multimillionaire
everybody thought and a few people
said that Kitty had gotten her beau
ty's worth and that Clarence had
gotten his millions' worth. Soon after
her marriage Mrs. Mackay began to
write for publication. Her literary ef
forts were not very bad. But lately
she has not written anything.
She ceased her suffrage activities.
INTERESTING LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Barbara Bauman, 19, 722 W. 21st
St., missing. Police searching.
Four auto bandits raided National
Biscuit Company plant. Walter Du
rach, watchman, shot in abdomen.
Robbers frightened away.
Five motor 'bus petitions referred
.to joint committee by West Park
"Engagement presents given at
own risk," said Judge Graham, when
Charles Mayorhofer, 1216 Diversey
parkway, wanted $185 worth of stuff
back. Girl married other fellow.
$5,000 appropriated for bathing
beach by Bvanston council.
Mysterious informer in Widney
poison mystery believed to be prom
inent North Shore widow.
Former'- commissioners of West
Park system called inefficient by pres
ent president of board. Several em
ployes dropped for dishonesty.
"Terminal bills await mayor's sig
nature. Utilities Commission will
have to sanction finance plan.
Mrs. Reine N. Witbeck granted di
vorce and $1,750 alimony.
Salvatore Villani tried to "jackroll"
detective. Three months in Bridewell
Frank McDonald, 17, 1512 Judson
av., and Kenneth McClure, 18, 1213
Michigan av., rescued from lake.
$250,000 to be spent on breakwater
to protect Lincoln Park addition.
Mrs. Mary Boyd, policewoman, lost
case against 4 men and 2 young wo
men. Arrested them for alleged dis
Patrick Flood, 65, 1742 N. Troy st.,
struck by auto. Severely injured. T.
T. Mead, chauffeur, not" arrested.
Charles R. Crane, Jr., 23, fined. $20
and costs. Speeding.
Body of 30 men marched into City
Hall. Wanted citizenship papers.
George Holland, 40, held.for pass
ing worthless checks. "
Joseph Pheiffer, 30, 1626 Sedgwick
St., drawn into machinery of Gluton
Milling Co. Dead. .
Anthony Aesla, 4, 2010 Mango av.,
fell into tub of hot water. Dead.
Carl Almefeld, 6, 1338 S. Wabash
av., struck by Chalmers Motor Co.
auto, badly injured.
William A. Whitlock, alleged loan
shark, stopped from grabbing T. J.
Strelch's wages. Had already repaid