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been to a moonlight picnic on the
beach. And then he had gone- back
to the barracks and let her pass out
of his mind Just as every soldier boy
forgets dozens and dozens of girls
every year. .
On this particular" day of Oct. 2
when he met her again, she said: "I
want to see you today." He answer
ed: "If you want to see me, you
know where you can find me. Come
up to the headquarters."
"That was all that was said then,"
Peterson's story to Judge Foell went
on. "I walked away. I was in a
"That night I went out to a fruit
store. She was there, seemed to be
looking for me. She was in pain
and weak. She stumbled and I caught
her. I carried herip to the office of
the surgeon-captain of our regiment.
There a baby was born.
"I was threatened with court-martial.
I knew what that meant. I
preferred any kind of a charge to
that. I would do anything rather
than go up against a frame-up in an
"When an officer of the army is
the chief witness against you, makes
the complaint, is the accuser and
everything else, the private soldier
has no chance. The young woman
had lived at one time, it was said, at
the quarters of the surgeon-captain
who took her part and accused me.
"So I married her on Oct. 5, 1911,
at Lane Hospital in San Francisco,
three days after the baby came. On
Dec. 8, at the request of my people
back here, I came home."
The wife deserted him, he said,
on Memorial Day, 1912, taking with
her the child.
The name of the surgeon-captain
was not introduced into the testi
mony. o o
NEWSBOYS ELECT TONIGHT
Newsboys' Protective Union of
Chicago will elect officers for ensu
ne Vear at their hall. ISO W Wash
ington st, tonight
BITS OF NEWS
Wireless phone being used in Euro
pean war, Dr. F. H. Millener told As
sociation of Railroad Electrical En
gineers now convening at Hotel La
Salle. School of goldfish moved .from
Lincoln Park Lilly pond to beaver A
pen in zoo while pond is being
Mrs. Mary Fagg, 63, 1254 Sedg
wick St., badly burned when gaso
line stove exploded. Serg't Kenny
smothered flames and saved her life.
Adolph Kraus, international pres.
of Jewish Order of B'nai B'rith, is
sued appeal for Jews of U. S. to con
tribute to fund to help starving in
habitants of Jerusalem.
Purse-snatcher obtained $25 from
Mrs. T. A. Postlph, 2946 W. 12th st
Police searching for James Almerz,
10, 10229 S. LaSalle st
Federated Orthodox Jewish Chari
ties hel ddrastic reorganization to
prevent dissolution. v -
Jacob Rissman and Max Bernstein,
bondsmen, held by Judge Landis on
charge of perjury. Tried to give bond
in case of Erick Erickson, bankrupt
Internal revenue colectors sent
warning to dealers manufacturers'
articles coming under war tax.
Dairy Show to close tonight
If the wolf camps on your door mat
train him to chew up bill collectors.
The man who makes good doesn't
wait for opportunity to knock. He
has the door wide open.
A poor author is like a cheap print- $
ing press; he wastes a lot of ink, but
never succeeds in making a good
Father Time probably hands a wo
man a new wrinkle occasionally
merely aa a reminder that she hasn't
been forgotten. Atlanta JournaL
"When were you married?" "Just
about six check books ago."