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So far for November 3,052 trust
ing couples have been married, 116
more than dared the step in the
same month of last year.
No one knows how large the figure
will be for December, with Doc Rob
ertson's health squad on the job de
monstrating the value of 40-cente-a
day living. - -.
For Boston: One thousand' and
seven cooing pairs in October signed
contracts to fight the cost ,of living
and everything else together. In Oc
tober a year ago only 927 had the
nerve to take a chance. Thus far
this month the number has been 900,
34 more than for the same period last
Look at these figures
October. Nov. to date
1915. 1916. 1915. 1916,
Manhattan .3,061 3,365 3,020 3,191
Dallas, Tex.. '271 309 242 216
San Francisco explains there has
been no decrease so far as the union
of native sons and daughters is con
cerned, and that last year's high to
tal was due to the flood of exposition
visitors to get married.
In Cleveland 95 more couples were
married in October, 1916, than last
year, and partial returns show an in
crease for November.
In Detroit the county clerk esti
mated an increase of from 18 to 20
per cent for both October and No
vember, though exact figures have
not been tabulated.
Marriage license clerks opine that
leap year had something to do with
the increase and the supply of sur
plus girls has been greatly reduced.
TURKEY 5 CENTS POUND
Pittsburgh, Nov. 29. Live turkey
went down to 5 cents pound under
boycott at Monongahela wharf to
BANKER LAMPERT MAY BR Eft
INTO MAYOR'S CABINET
The banking trust of Chicago will
soon have its fingers on the city cash
if a rumor that' swept the City Hall
today is true. The rumor spread fol
lowing a secret conference between
,Mayor -Thompson and Nelson N.
Lampert, vice president of the Fort
Dearborn National bank.
The report is that Lampert is to be
given Gene Pike's job as city compr.
troller and that Pike is shoved into
the vacancy caused by the resigna-'
tion of Com'r of Puble Works Moor
house. It is a well-known fact that the.
mayor would like to- have Lampert
associated with the Thompson-Lun-din
administration. Bill and Lam
pert have been pals for years. And
Lampert has a hankering to monkey
with pohtics. So insiders believe
there may be some chance of them
Persons close to the Thompson
administration figure it would be a
good stunt to get Lampert in the
mayor's cabinet The banker's.,
money, his close association with the '
'other money powers of Chicago and
his strong pull with the trust press
would do a lot to boost Big Bill in .
the eyes of the plutes and the Big
Business politicians who spend their
money on candidates who look like
Lampert is close to the packing in
terests and the Sate street stores.
This alone would prove a powerful
weapon with which to use the advertising-controlled
editors and make
them forget Fred Lundin, Oscar De
Priest and the rest of the crowd in
their treatment of the city adminis
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London. In commons First Lcrd
of Admiralty Balfour announced se
lection of Sir John Jelllcoe at first
sea lord of admiralty and Admiral
Beatty as. commander of .erand fleet.