Boston Post from Boston, Massachusetts on December 14, 1920 · Page 9
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Tuesday, December 14, 1920
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BOSTON POST, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1920 KINRAIDE WOULD TAKE WIFE BACK Makes Offer in Court, but Bars Mother-in-Law—Breaks Down While Giving Testimony 4 .BY ROY ATKINSON Post Staff Correspondent BAPNSTABLE, Dec. 13.—Thomas Burton Kinraidc, widely known X-ray expert, inventor and scientist, who is being sued by his wife, ICthel Kinraide, for separate maintenance in the Probate Court here, testified ¿ate this afternoon that he is willing to forgive and forget and take into his home again the woman who has accused him of cruelty and drunkenness. But he absolutely re^ fuses to have anything further to do with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Rachel Ford. KINRAIDE BREAKS DOWN Again, today, Kinraide has been The central figure in a hearing in which sensation has followed sensation. Once he broke down so completely while giving testimony that Judge Hopkins ordered a recess to give him an opportunity to recover his usual good poise. Several times, indeed, his voice has trembled with emotion as he has described events which be said took place during his troubled marital life, culminating once in his wife’s announcement that she was aware of his relations with her mother and again when he was beaten in his own bed by Mrs. Ford and Mrs. T-Clnraide as he lay there in a state of simulated intoxication. How his wife pounded him at the time, assisted by her mother, Mrs. Ford, Kinraide described in detail, saying that he had finally fled from the room with his night shirt partially torn from him by the enraged women. There were tears in the inventor's eyes at tlme.s as he went on with his story, which has brought the family skeleton into a prominence that he said today ho did not desire. Feared Divorce Odium That he feared the odium attached to a divorce case Kinraide admitted when he testified at one time that he had begged his wife not to take The Second Tooth May Go More Quickly Than the First When a person has teeth with unmistakably hard enamel, it naturally takes an exceptionally long time for “Acid-Mouth” to destroy them. But when one tooth decays, it stands to reason that the enamel everywhere in the mouth [must be weakening, too, and so the other teeth seem to go more quickly than the first. PCBCCO Ä«#. V. s. Pat. Off. TOOTH PASTE Counteracts **Acid-Mouth** ruch action and then went on to say that she had laughed with glee when she told him that she had brought the .suit against him, as well as at- tacliing his property, without his knowledge. One of the closing sensations of the day was the flat denial by Kinraide that lie had ever had any improper relations with his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ford, after his marriage to her daughter. Witness after witness, some of them relatives of Kinraide, testified today that tliey have never seen him under the influence of liquor. Several of these witnes.sea admitted, under the grilling cross-examination of Attorney William C. Adams, that they had taken drink.s of alcoholic liquor with him. But to a man they were agreed on the statemept that he hail never been drunk, to their knowledge. Tiiroughout the testimony today, wiilch liHH largely centred about the defendant, there have been frequent references to “high balls,” which Kinraide admitted that he took on occasion, sometimes with guests at his home in Jamaica Plain or at Sandwich. An echo of the world war was heard in the courtroom-wiien Kinraide told 6f a device that he invented for the detection of ho.stile air craft. He said that it was H large device—not a dictaphone, as his wife alleged in her bill of com­ plaint—capaWe of picking up conversation and rendering it audible at a long distance. He gave this bit of testimony to contradict ]\lrs. Kinraide's statement (hat he had spied on her with a dictaphone. Denied Kinraide Was Drunk The first witness of the morning was P. M. Durkee of Brookline, who testified that he had never seen Kinraide under the influence of liquor. He was followed by Dr. Gustave B. Wlcksell of Ro.sJindale, president of the Business Men’s Club of that locality, who gave similar tef»tlmony. Then came John K. Callahan of Jamaica Plain, a neighbor of Kinraide’s, who also said that he had never seen him drunk. Mis.s Della King and Katherine Tracy, former maids in the Kinraide household, said tlial they had never seen Kinraide under the Influence of liquor, but the.v admitted under cross-examination of Attorney Adams that they liad not mingled with the family, spending the most of their time in the kitchen. Miss Anita K. Stanley of Newark, N. J., a niece of the defendant, also testified to his habits of sobriety, as did the Rev. Harold T>. IMckctt, who had often visited Mr. and Mrs. Kinraide at both their winter and summer home.s. U was exactly 12:25 o’clock this afternoon when Kinraide again took the stand in his own behalf, telling at fli'st of the attack of influenza he had in F’ebruary, which lasted two weeks, during which time hl.s wife only called on him once. Kinraide said that it was some time after the first of February that he was able to get up. permission to go to Sandwich to' get her cousin, Mrs. Brown. He refused because she had not allowed him to entertain the W iliiams Club, of which he is president, at his home, I.jater he re- VQked his decision and she took her machine and drove away. He said tha\ he was not under the influence of liquor on that occasion or at the time of the Joffre parade. Mrs. Kinraide seemed much interested when her husband said that she had w^eighed 225 pounds but that she had taken up* a system of reduction whereby she lost so much weight that her physician ordered her to discontinue it. FAMOUS CATS OFNEW ENGLAND Î Saw Man in House Today Kinraide repeated that he was never allowed to reprimand his children. He said that his wife would pever go to them In the night unlfess the>* disturbed her comfort by crying, but that he went to their room at the slightest sound. On one occasion he saw his wife being entertained in a room In his home after he had retired, he said, which finally resulted in his ordering the man who was present at the time to leave thi- place. Referring to what has come to be known as the “powder box” incident he admitted that be hit his mother-in-law with a powder puff, but that the box ho tlirew missed her. He did thl.s because Mrs. b'ord had Introduced her head through the door of his room on one occasion, "glaring” at him and “making faces” with a “sort of fierce looking grin” on her countenance. Says Wife Wanted Property THE INQUIRING REPORTER She Asks a Different Question Each Day, and the Post Pays Five Dollars for Each Answer Published No. 30 THE OEESTION: D o you think married w’omen should pay the same poll tax as men? THE PLACE: Prospect street, near Massachusetts avenue, Cambridge. Thomas I\. Donovan. 15 Green street, Cambridge, has no doubts on the matter! As 95Tn every 100 persons are said to have ''Acid-Mouth,” at least 95 in every 100 should use Pebeco Tooth Paste regularly twice a day. Pebeco counteracts unfavorable mouth acids by stimulating the saliva in its normal work of neutralizing acids and keeping the teeth, gums and entire oral cavity thoroughly cleansed and healthy. Pebeco is sold by druggie everywhere It was at this point in the testimony that Attorney Winiam A. Monie asked him if Mrs. Kinraide had reqnested him to make over hi.s property to her, which brought forth the reply: “Many times.” Kinraide said that this subject had been discussed both by his wife and his mother-in-law many times in his presence. "They thought, in case of my death, it would les.sen the charges on the estate if some of the stock (Tiffany & Co., Xew York) was made over to Mrs. Kinraide,” the witness explained. He then went on to say that this wa.s a subject of "repeated” conversations for several years, the last time, he recalled such talk being in’the spring "after one of our misunderstandings.” "I begged Mrs. Kinraide to forget all the differences that had arisen and she said she would if I turned over some of the Tiffany stock to'her, and I said that I would if she would live with me as a wife should, and then she replied that .she could not be bought with money.” Asked by Attorney Morse to tell what happened March 12, 1920, he said that his wife had returned from a vi.sit to an attorney’s office and that lie had asked her that evening, in the presence of ln>r mother, if she had decided to get a divorce. Then, after being informed that such was the case, he turned to Mrs T-'ord and asked her if she had told lier daughter of the relations they had had and she said that she had done so. Kinraide paused a moment and then went on, with evident difficulty. He was referring to his wife this time. "I then told her that I felt it was my | dutv. even if I lost my home, to tell her what she did not know so that she would be guided—” Told Wife About Mother Kinraide then broke down completely and Judge Hopkins ordered a recess to give him an opportunity to recover his composure. Returning to the witness stand apparently much more composed Kinraide said that he unfolded to his wife the story of his meeting her mother in the house in Pnlladelphia, where she was surrounded by numerous young women, and told her frarikly and freely what had taken place on that night. On the day of the Joffre parade, given In honor of the manshal of France, June 20, 1918, Kinraide said that he took his family to the city, having secured j a window in the Thorndike. July 4. 1920, his wife a.sked him for “I see no reason in the world w'hy the women shouldn’t pay the same poll lax as the men. claim the ‘equal.’ Then let them pay equally with the men.” They 1 y ’ r e Thonius I). Donovan. Miss Bessie Tiffany, 6 St. Paul street, Cambridge; she says such a tax will keep the wife at home, while hu.sband goes to the polls. "Tax the married women, and you only add a heavy burden to the poor man's family purse. A large number of women will have to stay at home. 1 don’t see how' the governiwent can think of passing such a law. I certainly hope they don’t.” MlfiS il.iUiO'. Mrs. Mary R. Kelsey, 62 River street, Cambridge; suggests a compromise. "I believe it would b« a good Idea to have thp women pay half the poll tax that the men do. That w'ould make them appreciate their privilege, at the same time it wouldn’t bo too great an expense for them to bear, and it w’ould i.sfy liotli puf- tk'S.” RAYMOND'S ilrs. Mary K. IvclMcy. James F. Normile, 32 Suffolk street, Cambridge; doesn’t care if the poll tax on married w'omen drives them away from the polls. EASY BASEMENT ’Notherbunchsuitingsandcoatings Member the last bunch of suitings we let yer have a few weeks ago? Well, this bunch has that bunch scun a mile. Just eighty-one pieces Exactly 3902?á yards J. P. Stevens & Co.’s “Gleasondale,” Strictly All Wool Suitings, first quality. 56 Inches wide—Oxfordi Heather and illuminated mixtures, suitable for men’s suits and trousers; women’s suits, coats and skirts; boys’ suits, coats; girls’ coats, dresses and blouses. Every bolt guaranteed genuine “Stevens Fabric.” You don’t care where we got ’em or what we paid for ’em, but you all know what they’re worth and If you like ’em and want ’em they’re yours for a dollar-fifty a yard, and you can bet we’ll make a little profit on the transaction, too. 1 All ready Tuesday morning No mail or phone orders None to tailors or dealers ’Bout nuff for 2 days buying First come best choice "Naturally the women should pay. They're enjoying the same rights and privileges. There’s no reason why they^ shouldn't share the expenses. There’s no more just way of increasing governmental funds." , Mrs. Lenora Rose, 116A Pro.spect • street, Bomervllle, thinks poll tax on j married women is menace to wo- I man’s suffrage. A YARD Yours truly WHERE U BOT THE SHEETING "Such a lax, I believe, would be just a nian-made law to get rid of the women’s vote. 1 t would b a r thousands' and thbusanos of women from the polls, possibly just the women who have at stake. It certainly should never be pas.sed.” Mrii, l.ciiora KobO. The InquiriiiK Ueporler*» Inter- viewM wlli appear in both the Uallir and the Sunday I’oat until farther notice. '"Í s / a - t''*' ' ' '»S' . V ..................... NO. 7 —NAPOLEON AND INKY AT ANGELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. ------------------ 4.------------------------------- Napoleon, the gray cat that visits the patients at the Angelí Memorial Hospital, has lived for five years at the institution. Wliether it be a horse, dog, cat, monkey, parrot or squirrel that is ill matters little to the charitable Na- poledn. With equal impartiality lie vlsi|s them all. The smell of ether Is as inceiTse to his nostrils, and whenever operations are being performed Napolean takes care to be on hand. Through every ward he goes; has particular cats and kittens With whom he stays longer times tlian others. Black ones seem to be his favorites. Houns at a time he sits besides Inky, a little black kitten laid up with a strained shoulder, received apparently in a fight. Next to patients, "eats’’ have first claim with Napoleon. Being a hospital cat, he is brought up on strictest diet. The wbrth-whileness of system in feeding cats is evidenced In Napoleon’s sturdy frame and sleek maltese coat. No bloated, sleepy, overfed cat Is Napoleon. to sleep away the most of the hours of his multiple lives. Instead, while pleasingly plump, he is very sturdy and active. Professor Harry C. Bentley, head of the school; president of the class, John Buckley, and Richard Bailey, chairman of the smoker committee, will give brief addresse.s. The committee has prepared an elaborate programme. Including numbers by members of the class. NOTABLES TO BE AT COX BANQUET Complete Plans for YD tion to Gen. Edwards Final plans for the reception to Brigadier-General Clarence R. Kd- wards, former commander of the Yankee Division, at the YD Club house tomorrow night have been completed. It is expected that about 7f'00 former members of the division will be present. At the unanimous request of the division’s former soldiers. Mrs, Ed- w'ards, known as the "I.ittle I'D Mother," will accompany the general to the reception. The occasion will mark the first time the general has visited the clubhouse since its completion. SCHOOL OF FINANCE TO HAVE SMOKER A daylight smoker will be held by the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance tomorrow In Ford Hall at 1:30. Included In the list of notable gue.sts who have accepted Invitations to attend the complimentary banquet to be tendered Governor-elect Channing H. Cox,* and Mrs. Cox, by the Huntington Avenue Improvement Association on next Friday evening, Dec. 16, at the Hotel Somerset, will be Brigadier-General Edwards, former commander of the Yankee Di-¡ vision, who is in Boston on a brief visit. Mr, and Mrs. Charles E. Cox of Manchester, N. H., parents of the newly elected Governor, will also be present as well as prominent State and city officials, ^including James H. Kimball, Dr. Murlin, president of the Boston University; Douis K. I>ig- gott, George H. Ellis, Frank Hall, George Cox, D. Doring Young and others. The programme for the occasion is being arranged by a committee of 25 members of this well- known organization headed by M. H. Gulesian, president. Winthrop ElKs Entertain Wounded War Veterans Fully 400 wounded veterans of the World war, inmates at the Parker Hill Hospital, many of them on crutches and In wheel chairs, were entertained last evening by a minstrel show that was given at the hospital by a company of 60 men and women under the direction of the Wlnthrop Dodge, Massachusetts Elks* Association. Joseph Monahan of Lynn was chairman of the committee of arrangements. The entertainment given last night was the first of a series that the Elks plan to give at the hospital every Monday night. 645 Atlantic Ave., Dewey Sq. Opp. So. Station Cigarettes Tobaccos Aluminum Ware Kitchen Utensils Cutlery Phonograph Records Luggage Candy 168 Canal St. and 259 Friend St. Near No. Station Tel. Hay. 50W Fountain Pens Vacuum Bottles Rubber Goods Clocks Watches Bathroom Supplies Soda Umbrellas Toilet Articles Soaps Razors Dolls Brushes Photographic Supplies An All Year Round Xmas Gift K enney S hower Fit* Any Faucet Attach It Yourself—No Curtain You give health and happiness for years to come whefi you give a Kenney Portable* Shower at Christmas. The whole family will de-'^^ light in it. B'our shower heads send tingling streams of clean running water—hot or cold—over the body. No curtain needed. Install it yourself in 5 minutes on any tub. Models at $10 and $20 Stop in and look at Today. Running water the Kenney Portable Shower display. 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