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back and forth amid the avenges of
Riverside Park. A demurejittle bru
nette, she made a cunning picture
with her dark eyes and hair matched
off in a whftegown with red polka
dots over it. Miss"-La Manierre sold
confetti, carrie da big basket of con
fetti on her arm and any nan who
"wanted to talk to her did'nt need an
introduction. All he had to do was
to buy a package of confetti.
William A. Wahl came along. His
money is estimated at $75,000 and he
has a cash deposit of $8,000 at the
Central Thust Company of Illinois.
Wahl bought confetti, then dinners
and suppers for the girl. "
He brought her roses. One d&y he
came and fastened a gold wrist watch
on her.- He asked her to marry him.
She refused. Every day for weeks
she gave him a refusal.
The park closed down and Miss
La Manierre after looking for another
job and getting no job, with the
weeks passing and the money run
ning low, took marriage with a rich
man seriously, even though he was
forty years old against her twenty
and was fat and funny looking.
One day when he brought her a set
of furs that cost $200, she said "Yes."
That was January 10.
Wahl,-having captured his bird, be
gan to watch it to see that it stayed
in the cage as all good birds should
do. They lived at 53 E. Sixtieth street.
According to the wife's divorce bill,
William Wahl had only two interests
in life one was his wife and the oth
er was booze.
Early in February he came home
one day with sullen eyes and mum
bled suspicions, she alleges, and he
staggered through the door, dqeliver
ed a volley of curses, struck her in
the face with closed fist, and picked
up a chair and swung at her head.
On other days later he knocked
her down and tramped on her, threw
dishes at her, pulled quantities of hair
from her head scalp, and squeezed
her arm so that she screamed with
pain, Mrs. Wahl-alleges On April 2 J
when he left her a crumpled heap In
a corner and threatened he would
spoil her face, by drawing a knife"
across it, she left him, fearing for her
life, she states.
A week later, with her money al
most gone, she filed bill for divorce.
Proceedings in circuit court got an in
junction tying up Wahl's $8,000 cash
in the Central Trust Company, so
that Wahl can't touch the $8,000 un
til the divorce suit has been heard.
When Wahl came to draw money
at the Central Trust and he found
the money tied up, he got busy. He
swore out the warrant against his
wife. A private detective who gives
the name of William Mallory and oth
er gumshoe men are expected to
swear that the confetti girl lived with
another man not her husband.
NEGLECT OF WIFE MAY LEAD TO
A story of a husband who neglected
his wife and baby for the sake of
gambling told in the Court of Domes
tic Relations led to the issuance of
two warrants that may mean a gam
bling exposure in the loop district.
The husband was Otto Barz of 617
W. 57thvstreet. Barz was married a
couple of years ago. Nearly a year
ago a kiddie came. And then Barz
proved a bad boy, by his own admis
sion, and started doing wrong.
He only brought two or three dol
lars every week, he told Judge Uhlir
yesterday when his wife had him
brought into court on the technical
charge of having contributed to the
dependency of the child.
When he told the story of how he
had fallen down on his marriage
vows, and when the.wife, who loved
him and stuck to him clear through,
told how she tried to pay for what he -didn't
by going out and doirig house-'
work, Ass't State's Attorney Eugene
C. O'Reilly became curious.
Barz had testified he made about
$30 a week as a mailer on the Record
Herald and Dally News.
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