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IF YOUR LOVE IS WILTING YOU'D
BETTER BURN THOSE LETTERS
If your love is a'gettin' cold, Mr.
Husband, you better tear up those
burny letters you sent to friend wife
in your courtin' days or they're apt
to get into a court record and you
gk may have to pony up more than
you think you ought in the light of
your altered feelings.
, That's what happened in the court
of domestic relations to Frank
t Hough, manager of the Kleine Op
Mrs. Hough brought into court a
pack of pre-nuptial and right-after
nuptial epistles so full of endear
ment that Judge Newcomer pro
nounced them the most intense he
had read and in a fleeting glance
found six "sweethearts" on one
page. . ,
But Frank said he doesn't feel that
way any more. In fact, he declared
he deserted his wife because he just
had to get away by himself where
he wouldn't have the bickering that
turned domestic bliss to a blister.
"She fought all the time," he de
clared. "Morning and night One
night she kicked me out of bed be
cause I wouldn't fight with her."
Ass't State's Att'y Rosinia almost
bellowed his exclamation of sur
prise. "What?" he shouted. "You
weigh almost'175 and she weighs less
than 100 and she kicked you out of
But Judge Newcomer focused his
attention on the burning love let
ters. "There is another woman in the
A case," said Mrs. Hough. "He spent
, much of his time visiting her. On
one occasion at home I asked him to
lift the diningroom table, so I could
push the rug under it as it had been
displaced while the decorators were
working. He said he hadn't time. I
remonstrated, and as a result he
stayed home for three hours quar
reling with me when he couldn't
gpenq-fiv" trjinutes to help me with
the rug, and the rug didn't get put
under, though he told me a num
ber of very uncomplimentary things
and threatened me in his anger." ;
Hough said he wouldn't go back jj
with his wife, but he was willing to ;
pay her $5 a week out of his salary,
alleged to be 50 by his wife and $40 I
a week by him.
Judge Newcomer looked at the love ;
letters and asked a few questions -about
the cooling of the first love.
Then he ordered Hough to pay Mrs.
Hough $17 a week and put him on
probation for a year."
FIVE-HOUR MEET FAILS TO HELP
POWER CO. SITUATION
The Commonwealth Edison Co.
.was yesterday given a final chance
to avert the threatened shutdown of
electric' power in Chicago but, after
a five-hour conference with officials
of the union, threw its chance. away.
At mignight Irving Knott, bus.
agent of the Electrical Workers'
union, Local 9, began pulling out the
inside- Men employed by the Edison
Co., including the powerhouse operators.-
The fight of the eluectricians was
further sterngthened when the In
ternational Steam Operating En
gineers decided to join their ranks
and pull out the engineers in charge
of Edison power plants.
W. L. Abbott, consulting engineer
of the Edison Co., worked far Into
the night with other officials of the
company working out plans to whip
the men in the strike. They appear
ed worried. They seem to realize
the difficult task ahead of them to
get strikebreakers to take the place
of the skilled men.
Abbott made a statement to the
trust press in which he said he didn't
think the users of electric light and
the elevated and street car lines
would be affected by the strike.
The strike leaders, however, de
clared that all esrvice dependent
upon electric current would be shut
flown by Mondayt