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Since then Oddey has practi
cally had no work and less money.
His father, the aristocratic
member of parliament, heard of
his marriage to a waitress.
In the mind of the older Oddey
a waitress was quite beneath any
member of the Oddey family.
So the father sent his son one
shilling, which is about 25 cents
in United States money, and told
him that was the last money he
eler would get from him.
On the night of December 29
young Oddey and his wife were
sitting in their bare little room on
the South Side.
Frederick, Jr., was kicking up
his heels on the bed and squalling
loudly. Frederick, Jr., was hun
gry. The young husband looked at
his wife and looked at his child,
and thought bitterly of his inabil
ity to provide for them.
The young wife announced
that she was going back to work
as a waitress the next day.
Oddey told her she needn't do
that for at least until after New
Then he went out and passed a
bad check for $15 on Rufus Mun
day, the grocer with whom they
had been trading.
With the money he bought a
New Year's feast for his wife, son
That night he was arrested. In
jail he became ill and was sent to
the jail hospital.
Young Oddey has cablegraph
ed home to his father, begging
him to send him some money for
the sake of his wife and son. But
he doesn't expect his father will
And, meantime, Mrs. Oddey is
working as a waitress to get
enough money to care for her
NOT ALWAYS SO
The case had reached a critical
stage. Even the judge seemed to
awaken to a live interest in the
proceedings, for the most import
ant witness was about to be cross
examined. "So you are the lady's maid?"
began the relentless lawyer.
"And where were you at seven
o'clock on the evening in ques
"I was in my lady's room, sir."
"For what purpose?"
"I was dressing her hair, sir."
"The lawyer leaned forward,
and spoke slowly and impress
ively. "Now, think," he said. "I want
you to be very careful in answer
ing this question. Was or was not
your mistress in the room at the
Maid Did you. call me? Lady
of the House Yes ; I just wanted
to tell you that I didn't need you
just at present.
Bellport, L. I.H. C. Edey, re
tired wealthy broker here, shot
and killed his
Louise Fuller, 4681 Magnolia
av., severely injured by street car.
Tony Paul, 615 Sho'lte St., fined
$100 for mashing.
wife, then killed