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B002IL0GICALLY SPEAKING, IT
WAS A BUSY DAY IN COURT
Yesterday was wet goods day in
te court of domestic relations and
Judge Newcomer was collecting dry
pledges. - .
Wm. A. Brett is a chauffeur. His
wife Addie said he drank continually.
Bill said he had a terrible case pf
"It's no wonder I am shaky," said
William. "I've been going to pieces
for months. My last employer told
me my nerves were breaking, but my
wife wouldn't believe it was that and
she scratched my face and I was a
wreck, so I went to my mother's."
"I never quarrel with him except
when he is intoxicated," said Addie,
"and he's never sober."
One-year pledge for William on the
water wagon, the while he reiterated
that all that ailed him was his
A whole life history in its angles
was wrapped up in the case of George
Gierke, just past 18, and his wife Jo
sephine, 19, but both were agreed
that the other had a fondness for wet
Josephine charged that George
went on Saturday night sprees and
abused her. He charged that she
went on sprees and abused him. She
said he hit her. He said he came
home one night to find her enter
taining a girl friend without his per
mission and he bumped her so that
her nose bled and she bit him.
"Just a couple of irresponsible
kids," said Ass't State's Att'y Quirke.
"Nothing of the kind," said
George. "She deceived me." "And
you were out one Saturday night
with another woman," said Joseph
ine. "We are asking for an annulment
of George's marriage on the ground
that he was only 17 when he wed,"
said George's lawyer.
Agreed that George should pay $5
a week until the annulment
Wet goods was the complaint
jagainst Parker Stuburgh, who hasl
been in the court before three differ
ent judges, according to the records,
always with a promise to make good
if he got a chance.
"This time I mean it, judge," Par
ker begged, frightened, for he knew
he was nearer the bandhouse than
ever before. "My sister can get me
a job. I swear to God I'll work. The
job would pay me $10 a week and I'd
give my wife $5 of it"
"Where do you get your drink
when you haven't worked for
months?" the judge asked.
"I've been doing porter work in a
Parker's sister pleaded for him and
his wife added a timid suggestion
that he might be given one more
chance with the Bridewell the penalty
if he failed.
"For God's sake, judge, I promise
in the name of God I'll make good if
I get this chance. Just one more
chance," begged Parker.
Six months in the Bridewell rock
pile. There is a warrant out for Joe Pa
tavaki, 2547 Hillcock st, charging
him with getting money under false
pretenses on a scheme that Ass't
State's Att'y Quirke said was one of
the most contemptible he has heard.
A Polish girl started a bastardy
action against Thos. Soja, 4446 S.
Hermitage av. According to her
story, Patavaki represented himself
as a lawyer, took a $5 deposit from
her at her home and when the pre
liminary hearing of the case was held
in court he advised her to sign a pa
per which would release Soja, so he
could marry her, and she says Pata
vaki charge'd her another $10 for ar
ranging this and she signed the pa
per. It turned out to be Soja's bond
that she signed and Soja is among
Roger C. Sullivan, III. Democratic
leader, conferring with national lead
ers in Washingto-i. Carter H. Harri
son left for Washington today to dis
cuss postmastership problemj
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