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CHICAGO'S SOCIETY CANT KEEP,
x OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT '
One more bump for the fair name
of Chicago society! An aristocratic
divorce suit filed yesterday seems to
show "that our best-known million
aires often beat their wives about the
same as a pig sticker in Mr. Armour's
world champion butcher shop might
go home at night and beat his wom
Just when the swells of the coun
try are about to forget that Chicago's
attempt at grand opera was a'fizzle
because the chorus men are under
paid, just when the stockyards aroma
was being blown away from some of
our silkstockings by millionaire ba
zaars, along comes a cracker-jack di
vorce suit which names S. Cobb Cole
man, polo player, man of millions and
son of somebody-in-society.
Mrs. S. CoblColeman who by the
way was a poor girl before her mar
riage doesn't like Chicago society
life as the wealthy Mr. Coleman
' dishes it out to her.
She doesn't mind the teas, dances,
bazaars or Lake Shore drive recep
tions. But she does object to .being
beaten with a heavy water pitcher
while she is nursing a baby. That's
what she accuses the scion of one of
our oldest families of doing.
Mrs. Coleman never said she didn't
want to mix in the society columns
with bur stockyards millionaires even
if their society brand was- burned in
with the aid of hundreds of millions
made off meat and even if their fath
ers were hodcarriers and the like. .
But Mrs. Coleman can't see this
business of letting your hubby, who
hasn't much work to do, beat you
whenever he gets mad and needs ex
At least that is what the divorce
suit, filed yesterday, implies. She is
tired of Chicago society and wants'
to hike back to Lansing, Mich., be
fore she gets permanently hurt by
her society hubby.
Coleman's big fortune, inherited,
was swelled in 1905, when .Silas
Cobb, a millionaire who came to ',
in Chicago 50 years ago and bot
land in the loop, died and left
His wife, in her bill filed yesterday,
says that his income-is about $30,000
a year and that he "leads a life of
ease and luxury, is extravagant and
spends his money foolishly."
NEW YEAR'S LID VIOLATORS TO
The swell cafes and hotels which
allowed the wealthy to celebrate be
yond the bounds of the law on New
Year's will not go unpunished, ac-'
cording to City Prosecutor Harry B.
Miller. He asked Chief of Police
Healey to have every lid tilter sum
moned into court, where Miller will
take charge of the case.
A- list of the loop hotels and res
taurants which broke the law would
include the highest-priced places in
COWDRAY TO DIRECT AERIAL'
WAR OF ENGLAND
London, Jan. 3. Lord Cowdray,
known as one of England's greatest
business organizers, today took over
organization and development of -England's
aerial warfare. He will
have sole charge of construction and
equipment of the empire's air forces,
both of he army and the navy.
. FRANCIS EASTMAN OUSTED
Col. Francis Eastman, veteran of
the City Hall workers, 48 years ago
postmaster and for nine years city
statistician, went out yesterday as a
result of the 'counclKs retrenchment
"With an income of $4,000,000 less
thisNyear than in 1916, the council
finance committee voted to. cut off
the $2,000 Eastman has been get-N
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And "brevity is the soul of wit,"
but very few pedple feel witty when
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