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SON OF CHICAGO MERCHANT
HAS ALIMONY REDUCED
New York, Feb. 28 That his one
time wife, Mrs. Hazel B. De Mossin,
and her present husband may not
benefit from his -payments, Allen
Hawkins Pirie, son ornate John T.
Pine, wealthy Chicago merchant, has
obtained from Justice Giegerich, in
supreme court, a reduction in pay
ments to be made for support of his
daughter, Hazel Adair Pirie.
The allowance has been cut from
$175 a month to $100 a month, al
though the wife declared that Mr. Pir
ie already had had the sum reduced
from $700 monthly, which his daugh
Although her one-time husband has
no "productive occupation," Mrs. De
Mossin says he has a large country
place at Wading River, "living the
life of a country gentleman." He has
kennels of pedigreed dogs, she says,
and a stable of thoroughbred horses,
which he rides to the Meadowbrook
hounds. He races boats on Long Isl
and sound, she asserts.
"He has taken unto himself the
luxury of a second wife," the first
Pirie says, in an affidavit: "I re
ceived only $1,000 from my father's
estate. I never had a dog."
BACK TO THE PLOW
Let the young man about town
who is out of work quit so much
hard-time talking and try a year on
the farm. Plowing will give him a
new constitution, take the kinks out
of his head, the frog out of his throat,
the gas off his stomach, the weari
ness out of his legs, the corns off his
toes, and give him a good appetite,
an honest living and a Sight of heav
en. Moss Point, Miss., Advertiser.
Rumors of irregularity of Florence
Holbrook's trip with Ford peace
party refuted. Granted leave of ab
sense from schools because she had
not asked for one in 25 years.
P. O. LEAGUE WANTS REFEREN
DUM ON SUBWAY AND PHONE
The people who live in Chicago are
competent to decide what they want
done with the automatic telephone
and subway propositions. That was
the sentiment expressed at the meet
ing of the Public Ownership League
of Cook County at Musician's hall,
By unanimous vote the league
went on record in favor of a referen
dum vote on the subway proposition.
Morton L. Johnson, president of
the Penny Phone league, John Fitz
patrick, president of the C. F. of L.
and the P. O. L., and Maj. Honore
Jaxon each supported the proposition
that the property owners who are to
benefit by the subway if one is built
should be made to stand the ex
pense. It was pointed out that in many
cities, San Francisco, for instance,
when a municipal improvement was
made which would benefit some sec
tions of the city in particular while
benefiting all of the city in general,
that the sections most benefited paid
the major part of the cost.
If Chicago gets a subway certain
real estate men are going to make
millions. The Public Ownership
league feels that these men should
pay more for the subway than the
worker who will get nothing from the
subway but the privilege of being
jammed in an underground car.
In the case now in court to pre
vent the sale of the automatic tele
phone system to the Bell Co. fails the
league yesterday authorized John
Fitzpatrick to take the case to the
All of the temporary officers were
re-elected as permanent officers at
yesterday's meeting. These are:
John Fitzpatrick, president; E. N.
Nockles, vice president; Chas. Dold,
sec'y-treas; E. J. McCarthy, serg't-at-arms.
Expect to finish selection of jury
for Lorimer trial this week.