So far for November 3,052 trust
ine CQunles have heen married. 116
more than dared the step in. the
same month of last year
No on6 knows how large the figure
will be for December, with Doc Rob
ertson's health squad on the job de
monstrating the value of 40-cente-a'
For Boston: One thousand and
seven cooing pairs in October signed
contracts to fight the cost ,of living
and everything else together. In Oc
tober a year ago only 927 had the
nerve to take a chance. Thus far
ths month the number has been '900,
34 more than for the samfe period last
year. i, -
Look at these figuresv
October, Nov. to date
1915. 1916. 1915. 1916.
Manhattan .3,061 3,365 3020 3,191
Dallas, Tex.. '271 309 242 216
655 - 470
San Francisco explains there has
been no decrease so far as the union
of native sons and daughters is con
cerned, and that last year's high to
tal was due to the flood of exposition
visitors to get marrifed.
In Cleveland 95 more couples were
married in October, 1916, than last
year, and partial returns, show an in
crease for November.
In Detroit the county clerk .Esti
mated an increase of from. 18 to 20
per cent for both October and! No
vember, though exact figures have""
iot been tabulated.
Marriage license clerks opine that
leftp year had something to do with
the increase and the supply of sur-
plus girls has been .greatly reduced.
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TURKEY 5 CENTS POUND
Pittsburgh, Nov. 29. LJve turkey,
went down to. 5, cents pound under
boycott at MOhongahela wharf to-riax-
BANKER LAMPERT MAY B
INTO MAYOR'S CABINET
The banking trust of Chicago will
soon have its fingers on the city cash
if a rumor that" swept-the dity Hap
today is trite. The rumor spread fol-,
lowing a secret conference between .
vMayor -Thompsqn and Nelson. N
Lampert,, vice president, of- the Fort
Dearborn National bank.
The report is that Lampert is to be,
giyen Gene Pike's job is city compr.
tfoUer and that Pike is shoved into
the vacancy caused by the resigna-'
tion of Com'r of Puble Works Moor-,
house. - - n
' It is a welT-known fact that the;
mayor would like to have Lampert
associated with the Thompson-Lun-din
adminitratibn. Bill and Lam
pert have beeri" pals for years. And
Lampert has a hankering to monkey
with politics. . So insiders believe,
-there may be some chance of. them
Persons close to the Thompson
administration, "figure It woulcLbe a
good stunt-to get Lampert in., the
mayors cabinet The banker's.,
money, his close association wif&the '
"other money powers of Chicago and
his strong pull with the trust press
would do a lot to boost Big Bill in .
the eyes of the plutes and the Big
Business politicians who' spend, their
money on candidates who look like
Lampert is close to the packing in
terests and the state street stores.
This alone would prove a pdwerful
weapon with which to teethe adver
tising-controlled editors and make
them forget Fred Lundid, Oscar De-
Priest and the rest of the crowd in
their treatment of the city adihiis
OrO - '
London. In commons First Lcrd
of Admiralty Balfour announced se
lection of Sir John Jellicoeat first
sea lord of admiralty and Admiral
Beatty as commander operand fleet.
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