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cause, they abused ten freshies who
'came to school Wednesday against
Mrs. Harriet Mitchell, Blackstone
hotel, told police she, .lost $1,500 dia
mond ring left in room: -
Elizabeth Batchelder, 10, of Chi
cago, died in San Francisco quaran
Rabbi Abraham Levy, Congrega
tion B'nai Abraham, dead. Funeral
Mrs. Lillian Permut,4718S. Racine
av-., found burglars in house last
night. Men escaped with nothing.
John Lundberg, 6342 S. Marhsfield
av., found dying on Englewood "L"
tracks. Crushed by train.
Polish Democratic league present
ed Mayor Harrison with testimonial
' of praise.
Wife of Prof. George Drews, un
fired food eater, suing for divorce.
Says diet does not agree with her.
Mrs. Mary Nevill's 7-year-old suit
against city for hurt received when
she fell on broken sidewalk, con
"Jack" Pfiester. former pitcher for
Cubs, received $2,000 verdict from
Western Union because telegram
offering job did not reach him.
Application for saloon in midst of
dry Wilson av. district on spot left
"wet" by mistake, refused by Mayor
Frank Vavra, arrested 13 times for
non-support, sent to Bridewell for
Thirty-five acres of tillable land in
South Chicago opened to jobless for
PREACHER'S WIFE TELLS OF HIS
After denying most of the charges
made by her evangelist husband, Nes
tor K. Clarkson, in his affidavit which
was filed in the circuit court, Mrs.
Mabel Clarkson told a reporter for
The Day Book of her married life.
J3he told of meeting her husband
twhile he was a captain in the Vol
unteers of America. This was in
1901. A few months later he was dis
charged from the organization,
charged with "misbehavior."
According to his wife's story, Nes
tor Clarkson, evangelist, has lived on
the religious public for years. In
fact he made them pay for his honey
moon. "We were married shortly after he
left the Volunteers," Mrs. Clarkson
said. "I play the guitar and we held
open-air meetings for more than two
years at Madison and State and Van
Buren and State streets. I gathered
the crowd and he exhorted them to
help us in our work. We lived fairly
Mrs. Clarkson told of instances of
her husband's cruelty and how they
lived for years from the proceeds of
"Open Air Gospel Meetings" and
small missions, which her husband
conducted in various parts of the city.
"In 1908 my husband began to talk
of his 'religious views,' 'holiness' and
'sanctification,' " she continued. Dur
ing an 'evangelistic campaign' he be
came acquainted with Josie Hen
drickson, a 'spiritually minded' maid
en of Shenandoah, la., whom he
brought home with him. He told me
he had given her some of his 'sancti
fication.' She began to get jealous
and informed me on different occa
sions that she had been placed here
by the Lord to maintain a 'holy
watch' over my husband and to pre
vent his 'contact or touch with me.'
Once he abandoned me for a week.
"She disappeared with him. Later we
"I have four of our six children.
They are improperly taken care of. I
He has refused to give me money to
do this. He is now the proprietor of
the 'Full Gospel and Rescue Journal'
and president of the 'Rest Cottage
Ass'n.' He has paid $1,100 on a cot
tage in which Mrs. Addie Kimball, a
divorcee of Elkhart, Ind., and his
present affinity, is now staying. This
is located at 4476 Kasson av. He
also has money in the bank."
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