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EUGENIA KELLY TO WED DANCER
NOV. 2 DESPITE MOTHER
New York. Eugenia Kelly has an
nounced that on Nov. 2 she will mar
ry Al Davis, a professional dancer,
and go to live in the country and raise
Eugenia is?the million-dollar heir
ess, whose mother, Mrs. "Edward
Kelly, preferred charges of incorrigi
bility against her last May because of
the young girl's association with Da
vis in Broadway tango parlors.
Meantime Davis has served the
girl's mother with a summons in a
suit for $50,000 for slander, alleging
that Mrs. Kelly has libeled him by
saying that he taught her daughter
to drink and to frequent cabarets. '
"Mother and I are leading a cat
and dog life at present in the same
apartment," blithely announces the
young woman. "If she tries to get
me into court again I'll be ready with
a lot of witnesses as to my character."
CHICAGO HAS A FINE BUNCH OF
Reformers are tickled, delighted.
They've got the wbmen of the red
light district under their thumb, al
most down and out.
Every time one is, sent up for 30
days or fined $25 because she re
sorted to the easiest way to earn
when stores and factories wouldn't
pay her a living- wage reformers
vent their pleasure in loud guffaws.
News brought into morals court is
that underworld women are leaving
Chicago in droves. They are going to
Kansas City and St Louis, principally,
where they can, they believe, more
openly carry on their calling.
Soon, perhaps, St. Louis or Kan
sas City will be hit by a reform wave
and the persecuted bad women who
have found haven there will have to
undergo another moving on.
Chicago reformers are trying to
eliminate the social evil, some say, by
wishing the down and outs upon their
neighbors and not trying to lift the
downfallen girl from her mire or to
do anything for her but put her in
jafl, fine her or kick her out of town.
"Say?" phoned St Peter, "send up
a tih-horn gambler and a copy of
George Ade's Fables; there's a man
from Chicago outside and I can't
understand him." Puck. -