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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 23, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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lag for me at 9:30' the next morning
at the Sanidad pier to take me to the
I also received a letter from Ad
miral Badger explaining that the
hearing wouleL. be held on the
"Texas," beginningat 10 a. m. next
day. The letter of the admiral was
as politely couched as was that of the
chief of staff, and requested my pres
ence at the hearing.
When I finally did present myself
on board the "Texas" I was promptly
served with a note from the president
of the United States (call it a sub
poena, if you like), not at all politely
couched, though in legal form and
mentioning pains and penalties for
failure to obey.
But I apticipate. That day before
the hearing opened was a busy day
for me. 1 had many callers. I was
waylaid at every corner. Officers of
both branches of the service, whose
acquaintance I have made here,
sought me out to tell me, gratuitous
ly, that Richardson was "a good fel
low," though, perhaps, a trifle inclin
ed to exaggerate when telling stories
of his personal prowess.
I went out to the "Texas" the next
But if you want to know about the
trip and what happened-to me when I
got there, you will have to wait until
St. Petersburg, July 23. Fighting
between strikers and Cossacks broke
out in streets yesterday. Six strik
ers killed and scores injured. 250
men have been injured in the four
days' rioting. The ranks of the strik
ers are being swelled hourly in pro--test
against the treatment accorded
workers who walked out at Baku and
other provincial towns.
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A New York youth has gone into
the business of furnishing his blood
-for transfusion purposes at $30 a
quart. He has earned $120 in the last
four months.
- The "low cost of divorces," laxity
of the law in Chicago and the desire
of a large number of out-of-town peo
ple to bury their cases in the courts
here rather than air them in their
home towns were cited as principal
reasons for the large number of di
vorces on call in our Chicago courts
by Judge Jesse A. Baldwin.
"We have four times as many di
vorces here as in London," said the
judge. "In comparison with the
population, that is sixteen times as
many. In London, however, it costs
about $400 to get a decree, while in
Chicago one may secure them as low
as $3.50.
"We have seven charges here
which are looked upon as. good
grounds for divorce. In New York
there is but one adultery."
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He Did I propose to you last even
ing? She Yes. Don't you remember?
He No. All I remember is that I
was thrown out -of the house, and X
"was wondering why
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