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SIX OP ONE AND HALF-A-DOZEN OF THE OTHER

-i « "Broadbrim" In his New York letter says:—About fifteen years ago a nice young man residing In Brooklyn met with a young Swedish girl, and to the great disgust of bis family married her The young man loved his girl wife and taking a oosy flat the two h'red like a pair of turtle doves. He took no note of his family's displeasure, and so these happy years, rolled swiftly away, One bright afternoon ten years ago he stepped out of his house, kissed his young wife at the doorstep, and from that time till a week sgo be might have been sunk m the sea. In a few weeks the girl wife suddenly disappeared, and the neighbours all said that In a fit of desperation at losing her husband she had made away with herself, and m ft short time the pair were entirely forgotton, £i«st week a well known lawyer called on a gentleman oopupying a oomfor able position In the Brie railroad offices, and asked him if he was not ihe man who had deserted his wife ten years bafore, and being confronted with the proofs he admitted that he was. In the meantime he had married again and was the tather of four ohlldren The lawyer asked him how he cam? to marry having another .wife living, but he Informed his questioner that his wife wa« dead and that be had the Information from her sister, In whose arms she died In New Orleans five or six years before The lawyer appeared satisfied, but asked him to meet nim at bis offioa next day when he brought him and his first wife face to faoe. The husband w»s thunderstruok; his second wife was lost to him and his ohlldren might be declared illegitimate. He begged for meroy, but the wife was la no meroiful mood and threatened to land him In States Prison for bigamy. At last It was agreed that he should pay be* five dollars a week, (he m^ney to ba sent to the tlenaral Peat office, as tke first wife refused to give hor address or to tell anything about herself. The money was paid her for several weeks and then the husband shadowed her with deteotlveo, and after a long hunt found her living with a lawyer who was onoe a friend of hie, and who has been passing her as his wife for the last eight years. The couple were living. In excellent Btyle and the feectk that took possession of tho deserted wife appears to have been of revenge at finding her former husband bo happy with another affinity, though she bad consoled herself by taking another husband. As it looks now she will be lucky If she escapes States Prison for bigamy herself, the only thing that oan save her Is the absence of the seoond marriage certificate and ef that there »p---pears to be pome doubt.

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SIX OP ONE AND HALF-A-DOZEN OF THE OTHER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2050, 30 January 1889

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SIX OP ONE AND HALF-A-DOZEN OF THE OTHER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2050, 30 January 1889

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