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HOT WEATHER FIGHTS OVER COLD WEATHER
DEEDS DISTURB DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY
Hot weather revenge for cold
weather treatment is evidently the
motto of Mrs. Prank Cosgrove.
"She won't cook any meals for
me," said Frank, accused of not sup
porting his wife and two children.
"All I get for my breakfast is a roll
and a glass of water. She won't cook
any meat that I bring into the house.
I brought her two pounds of porter
house steak last Christmas and she
threw it down the stairs because it
wasn't round steak, and I have to
buy all my meals outside."
"There's a reason for it," said the
missus. "Last winter he wouldn't
pay the gas bill, so the gas was shut
off and we near froze and couldn't
cook anything at all Now I won't
heat up the house cookin' for him.
The rest of us eat a roll and water
and he can do the same." .
"She won't scrub the floor," said
"No," said the missus. "And I have
to keep the house dark because you
won't get any curtains for the win
dows." "She hasn't shined the stove in
four years," said Frank, "and the
grocer shut off her credit because he
said she's so cranky about every
thing she gets he thinks she's crazy."
"And I pawned my wedding ring to
take food for the children and my
self to eat, and here's the pawn
ticket," said the missus.
"I thought she would be a good
woman for me to marry before I got
her," said Frank, "because she's been,
married before and I thought she was
a good housekeeper."
"Yes, he thought I was a nice wom
an," said the missus, "so he married
me and then expected me to live on
"Pay her $8 a week," ordered
Judge Rooney. "Stay away from the
house for 60 days and you'll patch it
"Huh!" said the missus. "You
don't know me! Not me with him!"
Mrs. A. Jacobson told Judge Rob
inson that she was a much-abused
woman. She said her husband drove
her from home after he had pinched,
punched and pounded her and had
taken her by the ear and banged her
head against the chair.
Then Jacobson spoke. "I never
struck her but once in my life and
that was in self-defense. She threw
the hammer at me. She told me a
hundred times she wished I would
be brought home dead in a patrol
wagon. I wasn't even in the house
when- she bumped her head on the
chair. She nagged me so that once
I slept for five weeks in my office
until she promised over the telephone
that she would treat me kindly, and
I went back and it was worse until
she's got me nearly crazy. The home
is there former to come into, but
she's got to treat me right."
"Will you go home?" asked Judge
"No," said Mrs. Jacobson.
"Jacobson discharged," said the
KATE ADAMS LAW HOLDS GOOD
FOR ALL COOK COUNTY
The scope of the Kate Adams law
is not limited to Chicago. A deci
sion just rendered by the supreme
court makes it possible to sic the
Adams law on vicious resorts any
place in Cook county.
The supreme court decision up
holds the ruling in the case of Mary
Murphy, in which Judge Baldwin
granted an injunction restraining
Abe Weinstein and Annie Smith from
operating a disorderly place at 9026
The Strand, South Chicago.
Sam'l P. Thrasher of the commit
tee of fifteen now plans a wholesale
sweeping out of the vice districts of
the county through the employment
of the Kate Adams law.