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THEY WAS JEST ALWAYS BEIN'
SEPAHATED "HOWDY, JEDGE!"
"Jedge, ah wouldn't have brung
that man in court if he'd give me any
money. He owes me molr-than thirty
doughs and he only gived me three
dollahs Saturday. I been married to
him fifteen yeahs and he ain't lived
with me three of dem yeahs. We
jest always sepahating."
Gertrude Curtis, 2211 Walnut st.,
very dusky and very tearful, was the
complaining witness, as she turned
reproachful eyes on Charles, her
husband, also very dusky and very
eloquent and. somewhat resembling
a preacher, in the court of domestic
relations presided over by Judge Rob
inson. After much argument the
case was conunuea 10 reo. ju.
"Ah pays that woman all what ah'
can," Charlie answered. "Ah got re
ceipts what ah paid her moh'n three
hundred dollahs, but she jest drags
me into coht so she can make trou
ble for your honoh and this coht She
don't need no money. She's got all
de fuhnituhe and a house."
"Dat furniture's mine, ah paid foh
it and ah ain't got any roomers, if
dat's what you's 'sinuating. He
spends his money keeping a woman."
"Dat ain't so. Ah ain't got no mon
ey. How kin. ah keep a woman when
ah only workp on Saturday and Sun
day and only1 get eight dollahs and
gives you three. You got a man your
self and if the coht would open dis
case ah could bring witnesses to
prove what ah say."
"Ah ain't got any man and you
caln't prove it. Jest look at dose let
ters, your honoh, dem shows dat man
has had three women and dat's
where his money goes. He doan's
work no Saturday and Sundays. He's
a partner in dat barbershop. He jest
don't want to pay me. He hadn'
any money when ah had him in coht
befohe but he got $56 when ah put
him in jail, and if he can git it in jail
he can git it out"
"She jest wants to make your
honoh bother, having me arrested all
de time dis way."
"Ah, doan's you talk nothing to
me. You'se1 keeping, a woman now.
And let me tell you what he wants
that continyance for, he wants to
bring dat smaht lawyer of his in coht
to talk for him. That yere lawyer
told me ah was nothing but a big,
black wench and he'd like to bust my
face in. What kind o' talk's dat?"
"He wasn't a gentleman," Ass't
State's Att'l CTReiHy murmured sym
pathetically. "Ah should say he weren't no gen
tleman," and Gertrude, still mum
bling, left the court.
POLICE GUARD AT MILWAUKEE
UtMilwaukee, Feb. 11. Sec'y Bryan's
jP&me will not be mentioned by speak
ers at the mass meeting to be nem in
the Auditorium tonight under the
auspices of the American Neutrality
League of Wisconsin.
Members of the organization learn
ed today that there was a movement
under way to "plant" a number of
men in the Auditorium who would
hiss whenever the secretary's name
was spoken. In view of this, the
speakers will be instructed to avoid
any reference to Bryan. In addition,
a number of policemen in plain
clothes will be scattered through the
audience to prevent a repetition of
the disturbance which occurred at
THINKS GOVERNMENT SHOULD
PAY HATTERS' BIG FINE
Washington, Feb. 11. Martin Law?
ler, chief defendant in the famous
Danbury hatters' case, secretary
treasurer of the United Hatters, Is
in the city for the purpose, it is said,
of presenting to Congress a proposi
tion that the government pay the
$200,000 fine assessed against the
union. The union contends that t
never was the spirit of "the law under
which it was fined that it should ap
ply to labor organizations.