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plained that her husband was "hold
ing out" money on her. She had
failed to get her hands on any of
the $2,000. She figured that she was
entitled to a portion of - the money
paid for her daughter's hand, as long
as she happened to be the mother in
Police officials were more interest
ed, however, in the idea that a young
girl had been sold itno. marriage.
Very shortly the whole Gypsy band
was dragged into court to do some
explaining. It was like a regular
Gypsy camp moved before a munici
pal judge. All of the band were
togged out in true-to-their-life fa
shion. And their story shocked the
Mary Adams and she is a right
pretty, tanned faced member of the
band stood defiantly up before the
judge. She wore a string of gold
pieces around her bare neck. It de
veloped that this string was the .real
amount paid for the girl's hand. It
amounted to near $100.
Judge Newcomer explained to both
sides that they would have to be
taught to obey the Illinois state
laws in regard to marriage. Gypsy
matrimonial laws and regular Amer
ican marriage laws are not quite
alike. One big difference is that with
the Gypsies a man may pay a pretty
little Gypsy girl's parents a sum of
money and walk away with their
daughter. That can't, or at least is
not supposed to be, done in our per
fectly good American circles.
The juvenile court will take charge
of the girl and boy for the present
Judge Newcomer ordered the bond ol
Ephrin increased to $5,000. Also the
boy's father was ordered taken into
custody. "With everybody on hand,
the case will be tried later on under
the charge of contributing to the de
linquency of a young girl.
Mary's mother explained that the
girl could not read or write and that
it was not necessary for a Gypsy girl
to go to school at afl.
LONDON DEMANDS PUNISHMENT
FOR ZEPPELIN CREW
London. Three children were kill
ed and two women and four children
wounded in last night's Zeppelin raid
on the Scottish coast, it was officially
announced this afternoon.
London. A great wave of indigna
tion swept England today, following
third Zeppelin raid with heavy loss
of life among non-combatants in 72
Extreme punishment for crew of
Zeppelin L-15, captured off mouth of
Thames early Saturday is demanded.
Details of Sunday night raid, the
first in which coast of Scotland has
been visited, still lacking early today.
Believed certain that casualties in
three raids will total nearly 300 in
dead and wounded.
London. Holt liner Achilles sunk
by submarine Friday without warn
ing. Four missing.
London. British foreign office in
formed United Press there is no foun
dation for rumor Holland's warlike
preparations are due to any threat by
allies to violate Dutch neutrality.
London. Admiralty issued denial
of German wireless report British
warship of Donegal class has been
Berlin-. Zeppelins again raided
English coast Saturday night, bom
barding large iron works and indus
trial establishments at Middlebrough
and Sunderland with great success.
Paris. Zeppelin raided French
seacoast town of Dunkirk last night,
dropping eight bombs. Two persons
killed and four injured.
By successful counter attacks the
French troops gained ground last
night in the Cailette Woods, south
east of Fort Douaumont.
Washington. Ambassador Gerard
at Berlin advised state department
he anticipated early reply to query
as to whether German submarine at
tacked steamers Sussex, Englishman
and Manchester Engineer.