Karl and Gertrude Fort

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Karl and Gertrude Fort - OFFERS WIFE'S BILLS AS REASON FOR BANKRUPTCY As...
OFFERS WIFE'S BILLS AS REASON FOR BANKRUPTCY As a shopperon charge accounts-- Mrs. Gertrude Fort has few equals, her husband, Karl W, an electrical engineer, 4217 Lake Park avenue, said yesterday. He declares she laid in an abundant wardrobe of frilly things, but drove him into bankruptcy. He petitioned the federal courts to relieve him of the debts she contracted. He says her unpaid bills total $635.72. They cover a period of only a few months. There was $178.30 for clothing from N. IL Rosenthal; a bill for $7 at George Bennard'a; $45 with George M. Groves; shoes at I. Miller's for $24.40; a $20 hat at the Rbse Hat shop; $42.14 at Carson, Pine, Scott & Co.; $61.63 at Stevens Brothers: $150 owing to P. Schmidt; a $32.25 cleaning bill at Schultz, Waterman & Co.; and $75 at Robert Staedter's" All I've got left is 16.25 in cash and ten electrotype prints worth $5. Fort said.

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  1. Chicago Tribune,
  2. 24 Jan 1919, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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