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him, but he pictured himself in this
as the victim.
The wife had filed a cross-bill al
leging cruelty among other things,
but the case was decided in the favor
of the husband; the judge thus found
the mother guilty of the act of adul
tery charged against her and he gave
the custody of the children to the
The woman fled from the court
room to the place where she had hid
den her baby the boy already hav
ing been taken from her and she
' remained with the baby in hiding un
til yesterday, when her attorney,
Hugh R. Porter,, pleaded that the
court order be modified and that the
mother be permitted, for the present
at least, to keep the baby because
z of the affidavit of the physician that
it needed its mother's care. The mo
tion was denied and the baby given
over in court to the exultant father.
Had you tried this case as a, jury
what would have been your verdict
on both issues?
. WAR SjLLETINS
London. German official stattf-
, ment received in Amsterdam today
admits sinking of large battle cruiser
Lutzow and small cruiser Rostock
in Skagerak naval engagement, ac
cording to dispatches received here
, this noon. Boats sank on their way
to harbor after battle. Earlier men
tion of their loss was not made, say
dispatches, because of "military con
siderations." London. Confirmation of Russian
successes in czar's gigantic offensive
on Austrian front is contained in re
port of Austro-Hungarian army
headquarters, which admits retreat
of five kilometers near Okna. in
Northeast Bukowina. Greatest con-
. centration is on section between
Brody and Pruth.
Paris, -r- French war office, in its
officiarstatement at noon today, ad-
nutted occupation by Germans of Ft.
Vaux oh east bank of the Meuse. ,
ORGANIZED LABOR MAKES
Organized labor, represented by
Sam Gompers, president, and Frank
Morrison, sec'y, of the A. F. of L.,
made its demands on the resolutions
committee of the G. 0. P. yesterday.
They seem doomed to the discard.
The planks in the G. 0. P. platform
Pledging maintenance of the fed
eral law giving labor right to organize-voluntary
associations for mutual
Right of trial by jury in contempt
Immigration and contract labor
laws be thoroughly enforced to ex
clude illiterates. Vigorous enforce
ment of the seam,en's act
Industrial training and industrial
Enactment and enforcement of
federal child labor law that will give
adequate protection. to nation's' child,
Enforcement of all federal eight
Workmen's compensation laws.
Exclusion of products of convict"
labor from Interstate commerce.
A plank demanding an embargo
on arms also went into the discard.
CIVIL ENGINEERS STRIKE
Civil Engineers' and Surveyors'
Assistants' union has called a strike.
Recognition of the union is asked.
Seven of the larger engineering firms
of the city have signed the agree
ment It has been the practice of some
firms to work but one man on a crew
and work him 16 hours a day. The
union demands a 3-man crew and an
8-hour day. i
BOILER MEN WANT JOBS BACK
Nine boiler inspectors, fired by
Chief Inspector Nye, have started
mandamus proceedings to get their
jobs bask. Were civil service. Su
perseded by Mayor Thompson men.