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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 02, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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lived in a fashionable apartmment on
West End avenue.
The woman dying in the hospital,
who bore two "children by the law
yer, lived in a modest little flat up
in' the Bronx. The fhird woman,
now going by the name of Lira. Anna
Roquemore, who was Rogers' first
wife, had an eight-room apartment
in the Corinseca, on W. 97th st. She
received partial support from Rogers'.
In the last few months Rogers, it
has been learned, has been hard
pressed for funds. The little woman
who lived in a modest little Bronx
Hat, worked her very hardest to help
the lawyer. She did all of her own
work, despite the fact that she had
two babies to care for. Hers was a
love that knew no bounds and no
sacrifice was too great for her to
make.
Rogers' legal wife aided in saving
the lawyer money by consenting to
leasing out their costly apartment
and going away to the country. Mrs.
Roquemore supported herself by tak
ing in roomers In her large apart
ment. After his legal Tvife left the city
police say the lawyer went to live
with the woman in the Bronx. Be
fore that it had been his habit to call
on her each day at 5 and leave at
8:30 o'clock, getting home to his
apartment on West End av. at an
early hour. He called on Mrs. Roque
more every two or three days.
Mrs. Roquemore has been a con
stant visitor at the hospital where
the mother of Rogers' two children
is dying. She comforts the dying
woman as best she can and seems
strangely drawn -to her by her suf
fering. The mother stfll Is kept in Igno
rance of the death of her first baby.
She asks many times a day to see
her babies, but she is told that the
NICKEL HOGS ARE.CALLED LIARS
BY OFFICIALS ,
The nickel hogs who own and run
the street car lines of Chicago are
nailed as liars by two public officials
in public statements.
Under the facts and figures cited
by Chairman Eugene Block of the
council transportation committee and
Public Service Commissioner Mont
ague Ferry, these things stand out:
It is a lie that tracks are so crowd
ed that more cars can't be run.
It is a lie that the companies would
run more cars if the tracks would!
hold more cars. J
It is a lie that the companies wane
to put an more cars and help the
straphangers. J
It is a lie that nothing but a subn
way will stop right now the terrible
overcrowding and undecency now
seen on hundreds of cars during rusn
hours. I
Aid Block in his statement shows
that May 22, 1914,. his committee asfcj
ed the board of supervising engineers;
to order the traction companies tcj
put on 305 new cars. With that manjj
cars there would be only about 7(1
passengers to a car during rush
hours. Bion J. Arnold, chairman ofl
the supervising engineers board, May)
23, 1913, fixed on the standard of 70,
persons to a car as fair.
Block points to the answer of the
supervising engineers. It is a confes
sion about as clean and clear as any
body could ask. And it says that the
board checked up on cars and pas
sengers and came to the conclusion
that the companies should be ordered
to get 228 cars inside of six months
and from then on 12 to 14 cars each
month until "the averaee number of
passengers in street cars shall riot be
more than 70 for each car for ever
fifteen minutes during the morning
and evening rush hours."
The board of supervising engineer
was created to look after the interest
rules of the hospital prevent it. The
other baby, doctors .say, cannot live, , of the public and of the companl
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