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regularly and could not afford to
keep a family. He even protested
that it was an unfair law of nature
that made women conceive when
men weren't ablejto marry them and
support them, much less take the re
sponsibility of children.
But something had to be done, so
last Saturday Barney-4ook-the-"oId
maid" to a maternity hospital in Mil
waukee. On the way to the hospital, the girl
pleaded that Barney marry her. He
refused "and they started to quarrel,
so that the conductor was forced to
-put them aff of the car.
Finally Barney relented. He pro
cured a dispensation from Judge John
C. Karel to marry the woman with
out waiting the five days required
by law after procuring the license.
They were married at the hospital
and a few minutes later the woman
and baby died. '.
Ward returned to his home town,
but the body of Mrs. Ward and the
little baby were there also.
A committee awaited him. They
made him sign a paper that he would
give up all claims to any property
left by his wife.
Then they put him astride a rail
and they rode him out of town
through streets where his old neigh
bors and the neighbors ofythe "old
maid" were lined up to jeer at him.
ACCUSE MEXICANS OF PUTTING
POISON IN FOOD FOR U. S. MEN
Columbus, N. M., May 19. Mexi
cans are suspected of having poison
ed food sold U. S. soldiers in Mexico.
Returning truck drivers said today
that soldiers with Pershing's army
have become seriously ill at the front
after eating food bought below
Cahas Grandes and 3 Mexicans have
been arrested pending analysis of
90 prisoners taken in vicinity of
San Antonio, Mexico, after battle of
Ojo Azules have been released, after
American commanders had secured
all possible information from them, j
WILL DRAW FROM SOCIETY FOR
Courtroom, Waukegan, III.', May
19. Excllusive society colony at
Lake Forest, 111., will be drawn upon
for next venire encessary to fill the
jury box in the trial of Wm. N. Orpet
for Marion Lambert's murder,-Sheriff
Griffen said today.
Convinced that "circumstantial
evidence does not grow on a farm,"
Griffen today announced that his
practice of summoning men.from kg
ricultural communities would ena.
"We are going into the estates for
our next venire," Griffen said. "We
will get men of wealth and position,
who can pass the literacy test and
understand somethirfg about circum
YOUNG ATTORNEY IN THE SIR
' ROGER CASEMENT TRIAL, -
Sir Frederick Smith is the young
attorney general who is handling the
prosecution in the case of Sir Roger
Casement, on trial in London on the
charge of high treason.
Morgan Park police station eot
first patrol wagon. Not used yet-