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LATEST BOER REVOLT CLAIMED WELL IN HAND
, BANK WRECKER LIVED HIGH AT SING SING S
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postoffice at
Chicago, EL, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL.4, NO. 28 Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 29, 1914 ONE CENT
SOLDIER'S DIVORCE SUIT BRINGS
SENSATIONAL STORY TO LIGHT
.Claims Superior Officer Forced Him to Marry Girl and
Become Father of Her Child Wife and Baby
Disappear Finally.Gets Freedom. lt
' A United States army officer was
accused in Judge Poell's court today
of forcing a private soldier into a
marriage with a young woman the
soldier didn't want and the keeping
of a new-born child not his own.
Against his wish and only When
threatened with court-martial and a
term of years in a government cell
house, did .he take the woman as his
lawfully-wedded wife and -the child
as his own.
Now the woman and baby are
gone. And he has secured a divorce
from the wife that was ,
Percival P. Peterson of 6415 Green,
street, a storekeeper for the Chicago
Surface Lines, told the story. At his
side stood his father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Peter L. Petersen of Racine,
Wis., while the plea went on to the
judge's ears of how he was a play
thing of fate.
Stationed on the edge of San Fran
cisco at Fort McDowell, Peterson had
his days offU!ke all soldiers. On
Oct 2, 1911,Tie was passed on the
street by a young woman he had not
seen in eleven months t
4 He remembered her They had