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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 02, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 28

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thorities on the ground that he is
not L. C. Harding, in whose name he
was serving a penal sentence, and
who, Oliver claims, is his twin
brother.
Oliver was formerly a4ank presi
dent. According to him, it was his
half brother and not himself who per
petrated the offenses that were laid
at his door. He intends to enter the
banking business again. His wife, or
former wife, has already entered in
to negotiations to see if he will allow
her to return to him.
"Our marriage, should not have
been annulled," she explains, "for as
I am convinced now, he Is his own
self and no.t the twin brother known
as Harding, and who married the
woman who claimed my husband' as
hers.
"Therefore, as we were separated
because the courts decided my hus
band was really Harding, the courts
ought to put us back on the same
standing again husband and wife.
"I admit that I have had another
husband in the meantime, but I mar
ried him' because I thought Oliver
had deceived me into a bigamous
marriage the court said" so but
now I know the court was wrong
and my husband was right. I want
him back with me again.
"If he wasn't guilty of bigamy
when he married me, and .that he
wasn't has been legally decided since,
then our marriage was legal, the an
nulment illegal, and I am still his
legal wife. That's what I think, buti I
wish I were sure!"
BELIEVE MAN-SENT HIMSELF
BOMB THAT KILLED HIM
Sullivan, III., March 2. Working
on tips furnished them by the Spring
field police, local authorities are in
vestigating a report that Fred Men
nerich mailed himself the infernal
machine which blew off his arm yes
terday, causing his death.
Mennerich's wife was suing for di
vorce. The Springfield police say
they are, convinced that Mennerich
mailed the bomb to himself from De
catur to frighten his wife into return
ing to him. When this ruse failed,
they believe he either deliberately
committed suicide or touch the bomb,
off accidentally while tampering
with it.
o o
MASS MEETING TO AID IN
DEFENSE OF PERSON
A big mass meeting to aid the de
fense of Carl Person will be held at
Cohan's Grand Opera House next
Sunday afternoon and many promi
nent labor leaders will be there to as
sist. The meeting has been arranged by
the Carl Person Defense League. At
the meeting of the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor the support of organ
ized labor was assured by the en
thusiasm that followed the announce-'
ment of the meeting.
President John Walker of the Illi-"
nois Federation of Labor, President
John T. Fitzpatrick of the Chicago
Federation of Labor, President John-'
son of the International Association,
of Machinists, Attorney Frank Com-'
erford, counsel for Person, and many,
others will speak.
The Musicians' Union has promis
ed to supply a full orchestra.
-o o-
He On what grounds does your,
father object to me, dearest?.
She On ours, principally. He says
if he catches you there again he'll set
the dog on you! '

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