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'EXCLUSIVES" OF TOWN ORGANIZE NEW CLUB
SOME HUSBANDS LEFT OUT IN COLD
Chicago sassiety has formed a
new and extra exclusive club.
It has only 397 members, but
these include our best-known pork
packers and the principals in the
latest and most exclusive scandals.
The club is to be known as the
Casino, although, it first was pro
posed to call it The Sign of the Blue
bird. It will open quarters at 167
East Delaware pi., Dec. 12.
Of course, Mr. and lIrs. J. Og.
Armour, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cuda
hy, and Mr and Mrs. Art Meeker,
and the Stanley Fields and the Rob
ert H. McCorniicks and the Cyrus H.
McCormicks and the Harold McCor
niicks are all members, so you can
see how eminently respectable and
absolutely exclusive the club is.
But on the other and more inter
esting hand, Mrs. A. DeH. Adams is
a member and her ex-husband is not.
Her ex-husband is the poor guy who
brought suit for $300,000 against
R. R. McCormick for what he claims
R. R. did while a guest in the Adams
home. Any one can see that Adams
isn't an exclusive guy at all, when he
would bring a horrid suit like that
against a friend and relative. And
any one can see, too, how really ex
clusive and injured R. R. is to be made
the victim of a lowbrow suit of that
sort. For R. R. is a member, as also
are Mr. and Mrs. Morrill Dunn. Mor
rill is one of the chief witnesses in
the Adams-McCormick suit, so the
club ought to be real interesting and
congenial at times.
If the membership of Mrs. Adams
and R. R. and Morrill Dunn were not
enough to show what a real high
brow affair this new club is, it is only
necessary to mention that its mem
bership also includes a count and a
countess. They aren't husband and
wife, so there isn't anything disgrace
ful about them. The count is the
Count Bolognesi, who is some class j
despite what his name suggests, and
the countess is the Countess Gizycka.
The club is given an artistic flavor
by the membership of John T. Mc
Cutcheon, who can tell the members
how he bought new underclothes and
socks when he left Antwerp to see
War with a capital W, and Joe Me
dill Patterson, who also has thrilling
tales of what a real war correspond
ent doesn't see, and Richard Henry
Little, who will tell the club a little
of any thing on the slightest provo
cation. Further to show how exclusive the
club is: Mrs. Billie Hibbard is a mem
ber, Billie is not; Mrs. Lockwood
Honore is a member, the judge is
not; Mrs. Cyrus Adams, Jr., is a"
member, Cy is not; Mrs. William R.
Odell is a member, Bill is not; Mrs.
William R. Linn is a member, Willie
will be on the outside looking in; Mrs.
R. Hall McCormick is a member, R.
Hall is not; Mrs. Samuel Chase is a
member, but Sammie is not.
And the unfortunate husbands who
have been ruled out of the club won't
even be able to pay their wives an
occasional visit there, because the
first and ironclad rule of the Casino
js that no one not a member may set
foot inside its doors.
But maybe the husband will be
allowed to stand on the sidewalk out
side and whistle when they want
their wives to come home and cook
supper or look after the poodle dog.
AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS
We do not notice the names of
Sir Tom Lipton.
Duke of Marlborough.
Grand Rapids Press,