Clipped From Iola Daily Register And Evening News
/l 12 noon . so i;i PREFERS PRISON TO ALIMONY BAM. WU.l. .STAY l\ JAII. li VTitER THA.N PAY IMYOItCEB WIFE. "They'll Ha>e In Fred .Me IF Thcr hvi-i, .Me," .Slid He Thi.^ .Horn- Inir—Couri's Ili-cNinn. "Wliat am I Koinc lo do now ? Wliy, slay riphi here in jail. I'll not spend another penny in this case-' This was the comment Peter Itall at the county jail this morning when he learned that the state supreme court liad denied his application for a writ of habeas corpus to relieve from piintsfiiiicnt for contemiit court. "I've -fought tills hiatter just as long as I'm going to," Bail declareil. "What's the use. If they keep nic here .they'll b.-i'v-. lo lake care of iiie. I'm sure of that." It will be recalled lliat is.ill was directed lo pa.v aliiiiony in l)ii> siiiuof $'!<»• |c lii.s divorced wile. Payment was .t. be m;ide in installliients of Jl.'i (ler month. Itall. however, left Allen county and failed to make the regular p:iymenls as rcipiired by the court. .\ warrant cliarging contempt was issued •:inil Ball surrendereil to Sheriff B<dlinRer In his office a week ago. He employed attorneys to tipply to the i^upreuie court for a writ of habeas corpus, contending tliat he had made payments to his divorced wife of which lie Iind kept no account and thai he was not making a larger sum than reiiiiired for ihs own expenses .Mrs. Itall remarried a shiu-t time after the decree granted her beeaiiui opeialivi' and it Is said that she- offered to seltl.'' tlie case, so far as she wa.s concerned, if Ball would pay the nUmony wliicli hail accrued from tlie time of her divorce iii* to the tip-c- of her marriage. I The decision of the supreme court I was iii.'ide yesterday affernoim and 'Mali w.is ad\i.>;ed of the result liy his attiuncys this morning.