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GERMANS TAKE TOWN OF. ST. ELEY CROSS
YSER CANAL-ALLIES ADVANCE LINE
Entered as Second-Class Matter Aprfl 21, 1914, at the Postofflce at
Chicago, EL, Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran, .. geggBg? Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. 4gj? By Majjf Exc8pt jn
500 South Peoria St. 398 Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL. 4, NO. 42 Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 14. 1914 ONE CENT
"I WANTED TO BE A GOOD WOMAN,"
CRIES WIFE-ACCUSES RICH MAN
Woman Oscar Nelson Married in Underworld Says
I Husband Deserted Her in Hotel La Salle
Charges He Made Her Continue Immoral
Life Husband Ordered to Pay
A story of a rich man's son who
met and married a -woman of
the underworld in Baltimore was
thrashed out in the Court of Domes
tic Relations yesterday. The mar
riage has hit the rocks.
The romance is a sordid one. As
sordid as the redlight district in
which it was born.
The man is Oscar Nelson, son of
Martin Nelson. The woman is
Blanche Nelson, whom he married
while she was in a disorderly house
It first reached the newspapers
when the woman took poison in a
suicide effort, after, it is charged, he
deserted her in the Hotel La Salle.
Jane Addams and others became
interested in the plea of Mrs. Nelson
that "she wanted to be a good wom
an and her young husband wouldn't
Mrs. Nelson is the mother of a six-year-old
girl by her first husband.
When she met young Nelson it was
after he left the luxurious home of
hwjFaJtherin-West Pullman for some
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