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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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lion or so fight fans discovered the'
same thing weeks ago.
Jones, it is said, will manage the
St Louis Cardinals if Phil Ball and
Otto Stifel, backersof the St Louis
Fed club, are allowed to buy the Car
dinals. Jones managed the Chicago
White Sox many years, won a world's
series and retired a rich man to his
Umber properties in the northwest
PieXdex Ucxrzes
Last season he was induced to return
to baseball' and managed the St
Louis Feds.
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A new verb is coming into use. The
infinitive is "to ford," present parti
ciple "fording." It means to go on
a trip, journey, expedition or venture
with no particular object in view, or
a purely imaginary object
. For instance, one might be fording
after the end of the rainbow, the
fountain of youth or a perfect hus
band. A friend of mine had agreed
with his wife that there should be no
Christmas presents given in, to, or
by, any members of the family.
Nevertheless, she said to him last
Saturday night;
"John, let's go down town and
take a look at the Christmas things
in the stores."
"But I thought we weren't to do
any Christmas giving this year," he
"Oh, well, I don't want to shop,"
she replied, "but it won't hurt to go
down and ford around awhile!"
You see what I mean. C. B. D. ,
Though she trotted John into the
court of domestic relations on a non
support charge, Mrs. John Edmon
son, colored, 3811 Rhodes av., de
cided that she would be "puffickly
satisfied if he just stayed away."
John is a porter and makes $10 a
week when he is working. He said
he went on a strike and stopped
handing in his pay envelope because
his-wife didn't cook his grub for him.
"He ain't give me a penny since
befoh Thanksgivin', jedge," said
Mrs. John. "And he takes my chil
dren to the nickel show and then
spirits them away and ah had to go
ahuntin dem and stole them away
from him. Dem's his children and
my own children, they goes out
workin' and he wants to stay home
eatin the food they provides. He's
got wimmen runnin after him and ah
don't want him."
"Are you willing to go home and
live with your wife and give her your
money?" asked Judge Hopkins of
"Why, dat jest what ah-wants to
do," responded John. "Ah wants to
go right home with my fambly."
"What money am he goin' to
give?" demanded Mrs. John. "He
ain't workin'. Course he wants to
come home so he can live off my chil
dren by my first husban'. Ah wants
him to quit stealin' my children by
him and stay away from mah house."
"Pay $2 a week for the support of
the children," ordered the judge.
"She doesn't want you around."

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