Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1925 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
T. R.'S COUSIN IS HELD AS WIFE
SUES FOR DIVORCE
Jacksonville, Fla., March 13. Jas.
R. Roosevelt, cousin of T. R. and
nephew of the late John Jacob Astor,
cannot leave this state before his
wife's suit for divorce is settled.
"Jimmie," as Broadway knows
him, is under $50,000 bond.
When "Jimmie" married Sadie
Meissinger, in 1900, he was called the
"black sheep" of the Roosevelt and
Astor families. He "was almost for
gotten when in 1907 he bobbed up as
defendant in a separation suit.
After settling on $10,000 a year ali
mony, he resumed living with his
"Jimmie" went to Florida under an
assumed name, it is said, when the
Astors gave him a liberal allowance
on that condition. His mother, Helen
Astor, had left him $750,000, and his
income was said to be $15,000 a year
when he married.
Aid. John C. Kennedy speaks at
Belding school. Tripp and Cullom
as., at 8 p. m. tonight.
ALD. MURRAY EXPOSES DEAL IN
18TH WARD FOR GROCAN
Aid. Carl Murray's exposure of the
bi-partisan deal between Barney
Grogan, Democratic boss of the 18th
ward, and Homer K. Galpin and Aid.
W. J. Healy to elect Barney alder
man by putting John R. Lewis, a f ,
nonentity, into the field against him
as Republican nominee, has aroused
a great deal of discussion west of the
Murray says the deal Ts part of a
frame-up by which followers of Gro
gan knifed John J. Touhy last year
in favor of Aid. Healy. Murray ap
peals to all decent voters of, all par
ties to stand back of Touhy, who is
running independently against Gro
gan this year.
Murray, in a bristling statement,
revealed the information that Lewis
is a roommate of one of Barney's
bartenders. Lewis, according to the
statement, was selected as the Gal-pin-Healy
"straw man." The night
before election Grogan and Galpin
ordered the Republican machine cap
tains to drag out 10 or 15 Lewis votes
in each precinct and insure his nom
ination. For this, says Murray, the '
Republican captains were promised a
"cut in" on tfye Grogan campaign
barrel. In conclusion Murray says:
"The only hope of prevenyng com
plete domination of the ward by
Grogan and 'Groganism' lies in sup
port of the candidacy of John J. Aou
hy, the independent candidate. He
was defeated for the Democratic
nomination by the use of 1,000 to
1,500 fraudulent votes and the sup
port of the Galpin-Healy machine.
"I have lived in the ward for many ' . .
years, have represented it in the city W1
council for four years, and know that
the decent, law-abiding, self-respecting
element predominates. These
people I ask to support Touhy. f'
shall do all-in mypower to save the
ward and Chicago from the disgrace
of electing 'Barney' Grogan."