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NUMBER ON MACHINE LEADS
TO THOMPSON DIVORCE CASE
Harry W. Thompson, holder of 2,
500 shares in the John R. Thompson
Co. and manager of the Thompson
chain of theaters-will he asked to ex
plain why his automobile came along
night after night and stood in front
of 3943 Rokeby st. Harry W. Thomp
son doesn't live there. It is the home
of Mayme Waters, a stenographer
who works for the Chicago Title &
Two women who live close enough
to watch the motor car callers of the
neighborhood will testify to the num
ber on the machine when the divorce
suit filed by Kathryn V. Thompson
comes to trial. These two women
got to wondering who the high flyer
was taking Mayme, the working girl,
out for joy rides. So they went down
to the city hall and found out who
owned the car. And then they sent
word to the wife of the man who
owned the car.
Judge Petit today granted an in
junction that stops Thompson from
selling any of his property until the
suit is heard. The divorce bill alleges
that Thompson owns a farm near
Larned, Kan., besides stocks and
bonds that total around 550,000. His
salary as theater manager is $250 a
month and he gets $50 a month from
the Victoria Theater advertising con
cession. "For a long time the Cefendant has
lavished hi sincome on Mayme
Waters," alleges the bill. He took
her to Milwaukee and Indianapolis,
lived with her five straight days in
May, 1913, according to the bill, but
on Nov. 1 he promised his wife he
would never see Mayme Waters
He broke this promise May 15,
1914, it is alleged, anc on July 2 he
went for a camping trip in Northern
Wisconsin that lasted till Aug. 3.
His companion on the trip, accord- !
ing to the bill, was .Mayme Waters.
Five days before a child was born
to Mrs. Thompson the husband made
one of his calls at 3943 Rokeby st,
it is alleged.
When threatened with a suit for
separate maintenance on July 1 he
declared he would sell all his property
and leave the state, Is another al
Nevertheless, it is history that
Judge Owens didn't feel that way
about Kenna and Coughlin when they
were for him.
Now that he knows they are
against them he spurns their support.
And politicians say that had it not
been for Kenna and his friends Andy
Graham would have been nominated
for mayor when Harrison got it.
Depositors needn't get sore at the
banks for taking precautions to keep
gold in this country.
In times like these the banks have
to protect the country's finances.
Much of the war news is rumor.
The countries at war only let such
news get by the censors that they are
willing to have printed.
Each fake item makes two first
the story and then its denial.
When this infernal war is over it
would be a bully time for the common
folks to unseat a bunch of kings and
establish some new republics.
Well, well, well Hearst didn't get
away with Andy Lawrence's little
game of swiping the labor vote.
It appears that the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor is still against Hearst
and his papers and his candidates.
Did YOU notice that Hearst got
scared and had to let up on his brutal
cartoons of Wilson and Bryan?
Possibly he was feeling the effect
of it on circulation.
Each of the war nations is praying
God to bless its cause.
Kings have a habit of trying to
place the responsibility for their
shortcomings on God.
And it may be His will finally that
the kings shall lose their jobs.