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EVERY NOW AND THEN YOU GET
A CASE LIKE THIS IN COURT
Neglected wives leaned forward
eagerly in their seats; scorned hus
bands arrested for nonsupport
dropped their blase air and the sob
writer who had almosfc-Jlpst faith in
the reliability of Dan Cupid after a
morning spent in the court of do
mestic relations sniffed as if the odor
of spring flowers had crept into the
A man of about 50 stood before the
bar with his arm around the shoul
ders of a woman of at least 45,
though she looked older than her
husband, and he was calling her
"mamma, dear mamma."
There was a world of pathos in the
voice of Herman Reske and. the sob
writer felt impatient that "mamma"
seemed so indifferent to such a lavish
display of affection.
"Hm!" she sniffed. "Some women
do not appreciate anything."
"Your honor," Probation Officer
Reedy addressed the court. "You
may remember this case. Reske was
ordered by this court to stay away
from his wife and he went to a room
ing house, but he got so lonesome
that she took him home again."
"Oh, mamma, please, mamma,
won't you give me another chance,"
sobbed Herman. "I will be good,
mamma. I want to stay with you
and the children, mamma."
"You do not support us," said
"I gave you a chance before, Her
man," Judge Sabath said. "At that
time you got down on your knees
and kissed your wife's hand and told
her how good you were going to be to
her and here you are again."
"But don't send me to the Bride
well, your honor. My heart will die
in my breast if I am away from mam
ma. I was away before four months
and it is terrible. Do not send me
"You were worse when you came
out, too," said the relentless mamma,
and she pushed Herman away as he 1
tried to pat her cheek. "He comes
home and beats me. He ain't like this
"Oh, no, mamma, I don't beat you.
It is just in fun. You know it is in
fun, mamma. You know I ain't mad
at you when I hit you. I am just
joking with you."
It wasn't a bit of use. Judge Sa
tfath did relent to the extent of not
sending Herman to the rockpile, but
he yielded to the entreaty of the re
lentless "mamma" and ordered Her
man to live away from home and give
his wife $5 a week for support.
"I thought there was something
fishy about so much affection when
people have been married that long,"
said a reporter, and the sob writer
lost faith again.
NEW CABINET TO BE NOMINATED
TO AVOID FRICTION
London. Great Britain today faced
a serious ministerial crisis, the out
growth of dissatisfaction with prog
ress of the war and constant Miction
among government heads. Before
many hours a new cabinet, designed
to restore confidence in the govern
ment and representatives of all par
ties, almost certainly will be nomin
ated. The new ministry, is is report
ed, will include at least five new mem
bers. Resignation of Lord Fisher, first
sea lord, because of a clash with
Winston Churchill, first lord of the
admiralty, precipitated the crisis. To
day it was considered certain that
Churchill will resign, and it was re
ported on good authority that ex-Premier
Arthur J. Balfour was slated to
become first lord of the admiralty of
the new cabinet.
THE POLITICAL LADDER
"In politics," sand Senator Sor
ghum, "you must begin at the bottom
of the ladder." ,
"In what manner?"
"Well, as a rule, the first thing you
do is to shake the ladder in an effort
to dislodge the fellows ahead of you."
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