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should land owners be able to charge
high prices where there are only
about 11 persons to the square mile?
Isn't it about time we. should de
stroy private land ownership, which
was all right when this country was
first settled and every man could se
cure a free hold, but at present is
enriching the few at the expense of
the many. J. WeilerTl229 Macedo
.APPRECIATION. Allow me" to
congratulate you on Nixola Greeley
Smith's article, "Dolls, Beasts of Bur
den, Breeding Machines," in Tlie
Day-Book of the 22d inst In my es
timation this is the best article I have
ever read in your worthy publication,
notwithstanding I have read many
good articles therein. George Rog
ers, 24 S. Sangamon st.
ONE WOMAN'S TROUBLE.
Your "One Man's Opinion" and your
answer to letters printed in The Puby
lie -Fonim seem so honest and
straight-forward that I am , writing--to
you for help. But first let me tell
you my story; then tell me what is
About thirteen years ago, when 1
wds very young (am 29 now) I was
married to a man whom 1 thought
was perfect. We were married but
three days when to my horror and
' disgust he came home drunk. He
could hardly walk or talk, and from
that day he went from bad to worse.
We had lived together about six
" weeks when, as usual, he came home
drunk, but with the startling news
W that he had been fired for fighting.
Two days later he left the city, leav
ing me in.debtto the landlady to the
amount of $35 and not a cent In my
purse. I never heard from him again.
Then $. went to work in a factory
at $3.50 per week, struggling along
some way until our debt was paid.
Then I left the city and came to Chi
cago. I have worked as a domestic 12 and ,
14 hours avday, leadmg as straight f.
life as ever a woman could live, ut
about two years ago I was introduced
to a man whom I loved from the firsd
and we (thinking thev other one maaoc
be dead) were married. I am to be?m
come a mother in time and we ware
very happy. on
A few nights ago I was telling1 ou
story to some friends. One of thewfr
told me that after a woman has fcfen
left ten years alone, whether the mans
is dead or alive, the law gives herth9i
right to marry again. Is that true? orf
The others say no, and that I havH
committed bigamy. Now Is that true?
Please tell me. There should fee "a
law to that effect because of the ef3
perience and publicity of divorces
which are so disgraceful.
What about undivorced women fie1
coming common-law wives. Arethy'
any better. They do it knowingly,0
too. I could not have done wrong
Please relieve my mind. We were
so happy before. But -this suspense?
iS awful. Worried. 5
P. S. I wonder what Jane Whi.
aker, who is sa broad-minded, wm.
say X she knew my circumstances! j.
GEORGE AND ABE. Georgftrf
Washington and Abraham Lincoln
were the greatest men this countrHo
ever had and the greatest credit jeij
due to them. xr tj
They would never stand to see theirv
country run in such a cheap and uino
lawful manner were they alive todaywr
It is not a question of which of tbtor
two was the greatest, because feothi?
were great enough. T
Washington fought to make this-a i
free republic where all would hams
liberty and equal rights to work.ndiJ
live. We haven't these today, 'anthn
strange to say, the ones who cktebi
to be most patriotic and loyal igh&u
theh hardest against the Amerie&a,'
They hoist and wave the Americas
flag and shout with Joy, but they $j
not live "up to what the flag statute