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THIS IS WHAT THE JUDGE IN THE DOMESTIC
RELATIONS COURT LISTENS TO
"I've had hell in this world since 1 1 ing four years ago when he had the
rheumatism and toothache and other
diseases. John and his wife were
mixed up about which was the ag
gressor in domestic spats. John said
he had his wife under a peace bond
for throwing a shoe at him.
"Was it the shoe that gave you the
toothache that stopped you from
working for four years?" asked
Ass't State's Att'y Rosinia.
"If you'd give me time I could ex
plain," said John. "It was a cruel
blow she struck me with the shoe."
But Mrs. John said the shoe had
been held lightly in her hand and
slipped, bounding across the room
and lighting on John's lap, thus -furnishing
an alibi for the toothache.
The case was dismissed on John's
agreement to sell one of his lots and
split 50-50 with his wife.
Wives who call up the bosses of
their husbands were reprimanded by
Judge Hopkins in dealing with the
case of Richard Simmons. Mrs.
Simmons said her husband left her
in Kansas City and came here. She
came after him when he stopped
sending her money for their five chil
dren, and her sister called up Sim
mons' boss to find out how much he
nade a week.
"You women who call up employ
ers will find yourselves unable to get
any support' Judge Hopkins de
clared. "The employer has no in
terest in the personal affairs of the
man who works for him, and when a
man's wife tells the boss about the
domestic trouble the man's going to
be fired and a man without domestic
trouble put in his place. Every once
in a while a case comes in here where
the wife has lost or almost lost a man
his job by telling her troubles to the
boss. Stop it if you want your hus
bands to be able to do anything for
Simmons agreed to pay $8 a week.
"The quality of mercy is not
married you. I am writing you my
last letter with tars in my eyes. I
will close forever with the last tears
I will shed for you."
So wrote Jos. Passett to his bride
of a year, but Joe made a mistake
about the "last tears" because he
shed a few more in the court of do
mestic relations yesterday whither
his bride of a year had him fetched
and where she produced his tearful
"We'd been married just eight
weeks when her relatives broke up
our happy home," said Joe, with
tears in his voice as well as his eyes.
They tore the love out of my heart.
They took the light out of my life.
They said we were paying my aunt
too much beard and made us go live
at their house and they interfered
and I had to get out.
"When we were married I bought
her a diamond ring and a dress that
cost $35. If I was doing it over I
wouldn't spend so much."
Mrs. Joe spoke up and when she
finished her story of what Joe had
done, which included pawning her
jewels, letting her help support him,
etc., Joe was ordered by Judge Hop
kins to pay his wife $4 a week.
Out in the corridor Joe shed no
more tears, but he was getting a lit
tle more heaven.
Mrs. Geo. Cullen, second bride of
a year, said she was deserted by her
husband because she wouldn't give
his mother a hand with the house
work after his mother had hurt he?
feelings so she cried about it George
said it was his father-in-law, who is
educated and hasn't worked for three
years, his mother-in-law, his brother-in-law
and his sister-in-law, who
ran up a $35 grocery bill.
George was discharged when he
agreed to furnish a home away from
John Tooney said he stopped work-
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