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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 23, 1912, Image 1

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50fi SO. PEJQRIA.-ST 398
Vol. 1, No. 12 Chicago, Friday, Feb. 23, 1912
One Cent
J"' Mrs.Ethel Thayer Bryan.
If you were a young lady earn
ing $50 a month,
And if a millionaire came along
and asked you to marry him,
And if you had rosy visions of
all the money you could spend
after you were married,
And if you married him and
he bought you 510,000 worth of
jewelry, BUT made you take it
off and put it in the safe every
night, : T .
And if, when you telegraphed
him for money, he sent you $10,
Honestly, now, ail this being
true, wouldn't you be peeved?
Mrs. Ethel Thayer Bryan is,
and her peevishness has taken
the direction of filing a cross bill
for. divorce in the suit of her hus
band, Louis A. Bryan, Gary, Ind.,
Mrs. Bryan is 24. Her .hus
band is 56. Before she was mar
ried she was a stenographer, and
for every month of key pounding
she received the munificent sunv
of $50. Then along came the
millionaire, and she was dazzled.
But she is very emphatic that it
was not a love marriaee. Her
candor is admirable. She says
she informed her husband "before
he acquired that title that she
was taking the step only to se
cure a home for her aged father
and medical aid for her invalid
sister. That Mrs. Bryan may,
also have expected a little of the
fat of the land herself, while en
gaging in all tlys philanthrophy-,
at the expense of her husband, is
indicated in her divorce suit.
According to her complaint,
her husband exhibited her much
as he would a piece of furniture.
He forced her to wear evening
gowns, bedecked with gems in
the morning, and to sit around in
hotel lobbies and be admired.-But
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