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JUNE FAILS TO HALT DIVORCES Five Suits Filed in First Five Days Six Marriage Licenses. June may be the month of marriages, but it also seems to be the month for filing divorce suits in Bartholomew county. At the close of business at the county clerk's of-0ce yesterday at 5 o'clock the records, disclosed that six marriage licenses had been issued during the first five days of June and that five suits for divorce had been filed. Confusion caused by two women having the same name resulted in considerable difficulty at the clerk's office yesterday. George W. Long, lop.l altarnev olaeed on file the di vorce suit of Mrs. Lula Harrington against Charles Harrington, but afterwards he was informed by persons at the court house who appeared to know the Harringtons that' the name of v the defendant should be "Jacob" and not "Charles." Acting on this information," Mr. Long changed .the name to "Jacob" throughout the complaint and the clerk's records also were altered. Later investigation however, disclosed that the name of the husband in the case is "Charles" as originally listed and then it was necessary for all the ' records to be changed a second time. The name of the wife of Jacob Harrington is Lula, the Same as that of the wife of Charles Harrington, it was disclosed, and this' caused the confusion, j s The Mrs. Lula Harrington who brought the divorce suit against Charles alleges that. - her husband threw a teacup at her, that' on one occasion he knocked her down, that he continally quarreled with her and once told her that . "if I can't get rid of you one way, I will another." Although she worked at factories he called her."lazy," she contends. The couple was married Aug. 6, 1922. and separation .'took place May 61, 1928. The couple has two children, Lula.' 6. and Laura, 4, and the wife asks their custody and that the husband be required to pay $10 per week'towards their support. He is employed at the plant of the Morgan Packing Company located in this city and earns $25 per week, it is -set out in the complaint.