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ALIMONY PAYERS WILL
ORGANIZE A UNION
Denver, Col., Dec. 21. Geo.
E. Esterling, originator of the
plan for the organization of all
alimony payers in the country to
make country-wide fight against
"paying alimony forever." has
found himself famous. From all
parts of the United States scores
of letters come in from dther
"victims," practically all com
mending his scheme.
From Everett, Mass , comes a
letter from a man who proposes
to establish at least one alimony
club in Massachusetts, Says he:
"I am in favor of making the
fight for our rights a national one
and I am sure that if we all stand
tpgetfier and fight this dreadful
Imposition of endless punishment,
and fight it unceasingly, we will
accomplish our purpose." v
A letter from Newcastle, Ind.,
among other things, Says :
"Men as a class are a bunch of
gelatine-spined shrimps. All that
a woman finds it necessary to do
nowadays is to bring a charge
against a man and all his neigh
bors will say: 'Well, he's always
Seemed a nice fellow, but you
never can tell.'
"A woman can eyen murder
her husband in cold blood with
the certainty that right after her
acquittal she can take her choice
of accepting a position in vaude
ville or in the office of some long
whispered billy goat who has
been watching the farce of a
TO DEMAND PROTECTION
Washington, Dec. 21. An ulti
matum to Mexico is being pn
pared at the state department de
manding that Mexican govern
ment protect American citizens
and property. f
Unless this is done, govern
ment will forcibly take steps itself
to protect American citizens.
The senate will support Presi
dent Taft if he decides to make
a military demonstration, or to
intervene in Northern Mexico,
where insurrectos have wiped out
American settlements and driven
Americans across the border.
Others have been murdered..
Madero's army appears to be
no good. Ultimatum, will be held
back until Taft gets back from
BIBLE BURNER HELD
Chris. S. Messer, alleged relig;
ious pyromaniac, member of
the Amish Apostolic Christian
church, Elgin, 111., arrested charg
ed with setting fire to three
churches, one in Elgin, one in
Brensville, 111., and one in Mor
ton, 111. Last burned to the
ground. Believed insane.
Police say that because the '
bible was not changed to suit him '
he started to burn the bibles in
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Boss (to the new office boy)
Has the bookkeeper told you
what you have to do in the after
noon? Boy Yes, sir. I was to
wake him when I saw you coming.
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