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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1914-10-01/ed-1/seq-13/

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"I AM A HELPLESS PARALYTIC, A DOOMED MAN
I ASK YOU TO GIVE MY WIFE A DIVORCE!"
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A Mrs. Joseph (Mary Baskar) Hand, Whose Husband Would Free Her Be
cause He Is a Hopeless Invalid.
"I should -not have married my
wife when I did six years ago. I knew
then that I was doomed to become a
hopeless paralytic. But I loved her
so much that I could not bear to give
her up.
"Within a year of our marriage I
was unable to walk about and the
young and blooming girl I had mar
ried ceased to be a wife and became
merely a sick man's nurse.
"She is strong and beautiful and
she should not be hampered with a
worthless body like mine.
"I ask you to set her free!"
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH.
New York, Oct. 1. la the above
remarkable words .Dr. Joseph Hand

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