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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 19, 1913, Image 12

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close of last season, and his work
made a good impression.
Whether it will stand up through
an entire campaign remains to be
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"In this case we have a som
ber commentary on what some
people call the 'gay life.' Here
was a young stenographer, just
17 years old, suddenly made the
wife of a rich man. She was put
in an apartment furnished at an
expense of $10,000. One present
of a mesh bag cost Overshiner
"He started her into the 'gay
way.' They went to cafes she
learned to drink always with
her husband. She spent her nights
and evenings seeking false gla
mour and glitter. Her days were
spent in bed recuperating.
"But as close as she was watch
ed, not a single word of proof has
been brought against her. I do
not think that she cares for her
son as a real mother should; but
she is not to blame.
"This defendant is of a pretty
low order. He produced a paper
signed by his wife at his request,
giving him permission to visit
other women at any time. A man
who would ask for such a paper is
not worthy of consideration.
"But what of her? She was a
poor young girl, and she drank
too deeply of the glamour and
glitter of the tawdry life, and
sought after foolish entertain
ment. But whatever her failings,
she was and is a good woman.
Her failings could have been
cured by a good husband."
In these words Judge Marcus
Kavanaugh granted Mrs. Flor
ence W. Overshiner a divorce
from Ellsworth J. Overshiner,
former head of the Swedish
American Telephone Co. Never
before in a Cook county court has
such a scathing denunciation of a
husband been made from the
Mrs. Overshiner was given ali
mony. The custody of their lit
tle son will be decided later.
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Montreal, Ontario, Feb. 19.
Judge Leet has had a knotty
problem put up to him in connec
tion with the Indian custom giv
ing the chief the right to kiss
every girl in his village on New
Year's day.
Lucy Deer, a pretty Indian of
Caughnawaga, charged Chief
Patton of that village with as
sault because he was not satisfied
with one kiss, but gave her "ap
proximately 1,000."
It was explained to Judge Leet
that the Indian mayor is given
six days in which to kiss every
girl in the village. Lucy told the
court she was willing to live up to
the custom to the extent of one
kiss, but that Chief Patton kind
of exceeded his duties. Judge
Leet reserved decision.
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Opposed to war, Alberta farm
ers would have Canada "lead the
nations in disarmament." Go to
it, Canada! It ought to be easy;
for- you.

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