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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 11, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 2',
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agreement that gives Mrs. Keehn a
big" income for the rest of her life,
unless she marriesr
The' case was a featureless one. It
seemed to have been purposely made
uninteresting. The agreement was
handed Judge Foell, witnesses testi
fied for, an hour, and after the last
legal web was cut the Keehns were
Mrs. Keehn testified that Roy de
serted her on March 6, 1914. -She
said she didn't know why. Other
witnesses didn't know why. ,
So when underground wire's "of so-
ciety gossip carried the story of the
, Keene divorce in Hyde, Park and
, along the drive today, one question
flashed forth continually.
"Why did Roy leave home?" was
the mystery that stirred society cir
cles. One said this; another that.
But few outside the members of the
Keehn family really know.'
Judge Foell doesn't know, becajise
,-he asked Mrs. Keehn when she came
1 on the witness stand and she an
) swered that she didn't have any idea
' why her "newspaper-man husband
had packed his things and left
Her brother, John Meanaugh, 921
E. 56th st, a clerk in the recorder's
office, testified he didn't know why
Roy forsook his sister Jane. And
the maid, Annie Anderson, just said
I Mr. Keehn flitted out of the swell
mansion at 5703 Blackstone av. and
"asked that his clothes be jsent
If Mrs. Jane Keehn has the reason
for Roy's desertion locked away in
her mind she certainly did not reveal
j it to Judge "Foell inthe court hearing
I Tuesday.. The record of her testi-
, mony along this line' reads: ,
Question "What relation to you
t is thedefendant in this case?v"
Answer "He is my husband.-"
Q - "Where did you became ac
quainted with him?"
A "At -Ligonier, hid., 18 years
ago last June." " , -
Q--"That was 1898?"
Q "Were tyou married in a,
A "No. In my home the- home
"of my parents."
Q "Did you live with him as his
wife?" - !
A "Yes. Until three years ago the
6th of March."
Q "What happened then?"
A "He left me."
Q "Where were -you living
A "At 5703 Blackstone av."
Q "Did he ever come back?"
A "No." .
Q "Did he remove his effecjs?"
Q "Has he kept any personal ef
fects there since?" ,
Q "Do your know whether he has
established any other home for him
self since he-left you?"
A "He has 'a home on Cornell
HARRY K. THAW
CUn tEMPOCO tutUUrVDOD
Slashed His Throat In West
Philadelphia Apartment '