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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 23, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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mat reason will De. &ne lay weeping
in the home of her brother-in-law,
Weisdorff, today, too ill to attend the
inquest.
"I can't think rhy Samuel didn't
tell me what he intended to do," she
sobbed. "I'm sure I could have stop
ped him. We were so happy, although
we were so poor we could not live to
gether. "Samuel came to Chicago from
Philadelphia three months ago. He
was a cutter, and usually made about
$25 a week. But he could find no
work here for six weeks, and then he
had to take a job as stock clerk at
$10 a week.
"Then he met me, and we fell in
love at first sight He wouldn't even
tell me of his love at first, because
he had no money. But at last I made
him confess it.
"Then he didn't want to get mar
ried until he got a god job again. I
told him that money did not matter
to me, and three weeks ago we were
married.
"He continued to work as stock
clerk, and I worked, too, in a down
town department store for small
wages. He stayed on at his room on
West Twelfth st; I still lived with my
brother-in-law.
"But every night Samuel came to
see me, and every night he talked
of the day he would go to work as
a cutter again, and we would be able
to get a little flat together and know
real happiness.
"Sometimes Samuel was gloomy;
that was after long, days of trying
to get a real job and' of failure.
"Saturday night he came to see me.
He was depressed. We talked of
our prospects.
rt 'They're not very good, Fanny,'
he said. "There doesn't seem any
chance of a job as cutter for a long
flm. It's hard, very hard.'
"1 tried to cheer him up but I was
not very successful. When he left
me to go home he still was gloomy. I
"The next thing I heard was that J
he was 'dead.' '
"Why didn't he tell me? I didn't
mind waiting. We were so happy.
"Here in my brother-in-law's home
was the only place I ever saw him,
except on the few nights when we
got real reckless and went to a nickel
show together. That was reckless,
you know. For even on our small
wages we were saving money for the
flat
"I wish I knew what was in these
letters. I don't understand why he
didn't write me, nor why he wrote
to a girl in Philadelphia. But I'm sure
I am the only one he ever loved.
"I'd like to go to the inquest but
I'm too sick."
Morton landed at Ellis Island from
Russia four and a half years ago.
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BITS OF NEWS
Twelve holdups during night. Loot
totaling $2,000 taken by robbers.
Officials of Samaritan Army, 11 S.
Morgan, deny allegation that only $17
out of $7,000 funds collected went to
charity.
150vJapanese to give dinner in
honor of Rev. Adams, 1st Baptist
church, tomorrow night
Fire at 3923 Sheridan Road chased
six families into street Loss $1,500.
Fire attorney to investigate.
Graduates of high school business
courses to be assisted by school
board in obtaining jobs.
No mail delivered Thursday. One
collection to be taken.
Mrs. Gertrude Olson and 4 chil
dren awarded $2,500 in suit against 6
saloonkeepers. Alleged that husband
became habitual drunkard through
actions of defendants.
Washington. Pres. Wilson has
agreed to see committee on "Votes
for women" first week in December.
Denver, Colo. Tired of fighting
against miners' consumption, John
Kury, 70, blew off half of his head
with fuse and dynamite cap.
Wichita, Kan. Local stockyards
put under temporary quarantine by
state live stock commissioner. Foot
and mouth disease.
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