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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 12, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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San Diego, Cal., April 12. With
tears streaming down her cheeks,
Mme. Earnestine Schumann-Heink
sang the "Star Spangled Banner" in
a never-to-be-forgotten way to a
crowd in the Grant hotel here
when she returned to her home from
The band of the 21st infantry, of
which regiment the diva is honorary
president, serenaded her on her ar
rival In the Grant lobby the band
struck up the national anthem. There
was a pause and then Schumann
Heink's voice took up the strain.
High above the band her voice
sounded and men in the street stop
ped and stood bareheaded until she
had finished, sobbing.
"Oh, it is terrible," she cried. "I
have four sons and a son-in-law
ready and waiting to fight for Amer
'ica, while across the water another
son fights in the German navy."
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James Pease, one time powerful
Republican leader, died yesterday at
St Luke's hospital from complication
of diseases resulting from rheuma
tism. He had been ill for a year.
Mrs. Pease and their daughters, Mrs.
Margaret Sennott and Mrs. A. Men
tinio, were at the bedside when the
end came.- A son, Wm. J. Pease, lives
in Lewiston, Idaho.
Pease twice served as sheriff of
Cook county. At one time Pease,
Lorimer and Henry L. Hertz were
credited wjth fixing the slates and
deciding who would be the candi
dates of their party.
Pease was born in Wilmot, Wis.,
July 12, 1851.
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Ft Madison, Iowa. A militiaman
guarding Mississippi river bridge
ere was attacked by three men, who
aped after" knocking him uncon
us and stabbing athiin.
,A report that may explain part of
the rush'for marriage licenses is be
ing investigated by Ass't Chief
County Clerk John Mack. He was
informed that certain Chicago
foreign, language newspapers pub
lished a few days ago stories to the
effect that marriage licenses would
not be issued, after April 15.
"I have not had time to check up
on the information given me," said
Mack today. "I do not know wheth
er it js true or not, but I do know that
last Saturday our office received
more than 200 telephone calls asking
if it were true that we would not is
sue licenses after April 15. That
looks peculiar."
One explanation suggested by an
official who intends to ask the
dep't of justice to investigate is that
these stories were published in cer
tain foreign language papers with
the intention of prompting men con
templating marriage this year to get
their licenses now for either immedi
ate or future use, with the idea that
the effect of the demand ,for licenses
would serve as an indication that
public sentiment , was against this
Less marriage licenses were issued
today because less clerks were avail
able at tlfe bureau. Twenty of the
army of extra clerks sent to the bu
reau Monday were sent back to their
desks. .
Judge Marcus Kavanagh yesterday
bitterly scored the issuance of
licenses t6 slackers and suggested
that the county clerk refuse to issue
licenses to those whose apparent ob
ject in wedding was to escape duty
to country. John Mack , said he
agreed with all Judge Kavanagh said,
but that his office had no legal right
to refuse a license to whoever was
eligible to wed.
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Health Com'r Robertson urges po
tato boycott to prevent future food

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