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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 13, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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It all hinged on a difference of opin
ion between William J. Taylor, col
ored, a postofflce employe, and his
wife Mary Ellen as to whether their
matrimonial umbn-was the sort
known as a "trial" marriage or
whether it was a "till-death-do-you
part" compact.
Mary Ellen, very stately, brought
William into the court of domestic
relations on a charge of wife aban
donment. She declared William
packed up his clothes on the 31st of
May, announced his intention of not
returning and paid no further heed
to her existence.
"Well, jedge, it's this way," said
William. "Befoh we wuz married we
talks it over and has an agreement
r that we will try marriage and if we
likes it and is satisfied all right, but
if she or I decides we ain't satisfied,
she or I says so and the other pahty
says all right, that suits me, and it is
"Did you have any arrangement
about how much you were to pay
your wife if you tired of the trial mar
riage?" Ass't State's Att'y Arkin
"We didn't discuss the monetary
aspeck," said William. "We wuz mar
ried in March. On the last day of
May I says to her, 'I am quittin',' and
she say, 'All right'."
"No sech thing," said Mary Ellen.
"I wouldn't go into no marriage that
ain't an everlastin' marriage. I kin
bring witnesses to prove dat I cried
and begged dat man not to leave me."
"You will pay $G a week to your
wife," said Judge Fisher.
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New York, Julyv 13. Harry K.
Thaw scored a victory yesterday
when Dr. Austin Flint, chief alienist
for the state in the past nine years,
testified in the trial of Thaw's sanity
fcefore Justice Hendrick that there
was nothing in actions, manner or
utterances of Thaw on the stand
which could be taken as evidence of
insanity, though he did not believe
Thaw is sane.
According to Flint, Thaw is not
and never was suffering from mania
cal depressive sanity.
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Dne of the alienists present at the
annual conventioa of neurologists fi
and alienists yesterday declared that
"getting religion" is the same thing
as becoming insane.
"Religious insanity is one of the
worst forms of insanity with which
we have to cope," said Dr. Susan
Price of Williamsburg, Va. "Church
meetings, camp revivals and Billy
Sunday meetings always bring an in
crease of those thus afflicted. Young
women are especially affected."
The feature of the meeting yester
day was a paper on "The Constitu
tional Inferior Individual and the
Public," by Dr. A. C. Athertown of
the Watertown state hospitaL
Dr. Atherton criticized the social
gangsters, degenerates who hang
about tango teas, and granting per
fect freedom to a criminal when he
has done his bit He recommended
that criminals be released only when
they had lost their degenerate ten
dency. He also slammed the immi
gration law, which he says allows
many degenerates to enter the coun
try. o o
Milan. Austrian aviators dropped
bombs near famous palace of Doges
Sunday in fourth air raid on Venice '
since beginning of Austro-Italian
war. Other missiles fell in grand f.
canal and near historic buildings. 3
women and children slightly injured
when bombs wrecked 2 dwellings.
Rome. King Victor Emanuel, who
is at headquarters of Gen. Cadorna,
signed decree establishing committee
with supreme power, to speed up the
production of arms and ammunition.

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